Thursday, June 6, 2013

Approaching The Tribulation (II)

As stated before, every day seems to hold certain trends in the news stories in circulation. Today we see a continuation of yesterday's news, as we watch world-wide totalitarianism approaching. It is an undeniable fact. From the growing central control of the EU and the U.S., to the covert activities of the UN, to a seemingly small group of international bankers - we can watch the world approaching the tribulation era.

Another point worth considering. Be careful of falling into the progressive 'trap' into labeling anything as a so-called 'conspiracy theory'. Wake up. This has been used as a method to silence those who are revealing what is really going on in the world, and a look back over the past couple of decades quickly reveals that most MSM labeled "conspiracy theorists" have been right all along.

A former insider at the World Bank, ex-Senior Counsel Karen Hudes, says the global financial system is dominated by a small group of corrupt, power-hungry figures centered around the privately owned U.S. Federal Reserve. The network has seized control of the media to cover up its crimes, too, she explained. In an interview withThe New American, Hudes said that when she tried to blow the whistle on multiple problems at the World Bank, she was fired for her efforts. Now, along with a network of fellow whistleblowers, Hudes is determined to expose and end the corruption. And she is confident of success.  

Citing an explosive 2011 Swiss study published in the PLOS ONE journal on the “network of global corporate control,” Hudes pointed out that a small group of entities — mostly financial institutions and especially central banks — exert a massive amount of influence over the international economy from behind the scenes. “What is really going on is that the world’s resources are being dominated by this group,” she explained, adding that the “corrupt power grabbers” have managed to dominate the media as well. “They’re being allowed to do it.”

At the heart of the network, Hudes said, are 147 financial institutions and central banks — especially the Federal Reserve, which was created by Congress but is owned by essentially a cartel of private banks. “This is a story about how the international financial system was secretly gamed, mostly by central banks — they’re the ones we are talking about,” she explained. “The central bankers have been gaming the system. I would say that this is a power grab.”

"The powers of financial capitalism had a far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole,” wrote Prof. Quigley, who agreed with the goals but not the secrecy. “This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert by secret agreements arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences. The apex of the system was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world's central banks which were themselves private corporations."

While Hudes sounded upbeat, she recognizes that the world is facing serious danger right now — there are even plans in place to impose martial law in the United States, she said. The next steps will be critical for humanity. As such, Hudes argues, it is crucial that the people of the world find out about the lawlessness, corruption, and thievery that are going on at the highest levels — and put a stop to it once and for all. The consequences of inaction would be disastrous.  

This development is also worth watching closely:

Samantha Power, a former White House aide and Harvard professor, asserted in a 2002 interview in Berkley University that the US might in the future be forced to deploy a large military force in Israel in order to impose a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and establish a Palestinian state.

Asked how she would advise the president to address the situation, she replied, "What we need is a willingness to put something on the line in helping the situation. It may mean investing billions of dollars, not in servicing Israel's military, but actually investing in the new state of Palestine, in investing the billions of dollars in what will have to be a mammoth protection force."

Power was widely reported to have argued for the US decision to intervene militarily in 2011 to support the rebels who eventually toppled long-time Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

The current UN ambassador Susan Rice was also very critical of Israel in the past but as an envoy adhered closely to traditional US policy in regards to Israel.

Power is, unsurprisingly, not only a radical leftist who believes America is evil and owes the world an apology, but someone with an egregious history of antipathy directed towards Israel

Power’s attitude towards Israel is also alarming and destructive. In 2001, she attended the United Nations’ World Conference Against Racism, held in Durbin, South Africa. She remained there after the U.S. withdrew most of its diplomatic participation, when it became apparent the gathering would amount to little more than a platform for anti-American, anti-Israel, and anti-Semitic tirades.

year later, Power was interviewed by Harry Kreisler of Berkeley’s Institute of International Studies. He asked Power to engage in a “thought experiment” about how she would advise the president “to put a structure in place” with regard to the Palestine-Israel problem to “monitor the situation,” if one party or the other was “moving towards genocide.”
Power appears quite comfortable with the obviously loaded question, never once acknowledging that Kreisler was making no distinction between the Palestinians, who were in the midst of waging an intifada against Israel, and Israel’s right to defend itself from annihilation.

In a further cementing of her twisted moral equivocation, Power describes terrorist leader Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (who made tremendous concessions to the belligerent Arab Palestinians), as morally comparable; as two men “politically destined to destroy the lives of their own people,” and “dreadfully irresponsible.”

Power’s nomination as the US Ambassador to the UN make perfect sense, of course, for an Obama administration that has made it clear there is precious little in the way of moral clarity with regard to its relationship with Israel, even as the disaster of the Arab Spring threatens to destabilize the region in a manner that may pose an unprecedented level of danger to the Jewish State.
The last thing America needs is another representative willing to see the entire world, including Israel and the United States, in morally relative terms. Power’s clear disdain for American exceptionalism is more than enough to disqualify her for the job of UN Ambassador. Our enemies have no such misgivings about who they are and what they want—and what they are willing to do to get it.

A British newspaper is claiming to have evidence that the National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon under a top secret court order.
The order, a copy of which was reportedly obtained by The Guardian, was reportedly granted by the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on April 25 and is good until July 19. 
It requires Verizon, one of the nation's largest telecommunications companies, on an "ongoing, daily basis" to give the NSA information on all telephone calls in its systems, both within the U.S. and between the U.S. and other countries.

 The Obama administration is secretly carrying out a domestic surveillance program under which it is collecting business communications records involving Americans under a hotly debated section of the Patriot Act, according to a highly classified court orderdisclosed on Wednesday night.

Verizon Business Network Services is one of the nation’s largest telecommunications and Internet providers for corporations. It is not clear whether similar orders have gone to other parts of Verizon, like its residential or cellphone services, or to other telecommunications carriers. The order prohibits its recipient from discussing its existence, and representatives of both Verizon and AT&T declined to comment Wednesday evening.

The disclosure late Wednesday seemed likely to inspire further controversy over the scope of government surveillance. Kate Martin of the Center for National Security Studies, a civil liberties advocacy group, said that “absent some explanation I haven’t thought of, this looks like the largest assault on privacy since the N.S.A. wiretapped Americans in clear violation of the law” under the Bush administration. “On what possible basis has the government refused to tell us that it believes that the law authorizes this kind of request?” she said.

U.S. border agents should continue to be allowed to search a traveler’s laptop, cellphone or other electronic device and keep copies of any data on them based on no more than a hunch, according to an internal Homeland Security Department study. It contends limiting such searches would prevent the U.S. from detecting child pornographers or terrorists and expose the government to lawsuits.
The 23-page report, obtained by The Associated Press and the American Civil Liberties Union under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, provides a rare glimpse of the Obama administration’s thinking on the long-standing but controversial practice of border agents and immigration officers searching and in some cases holding for weeks or months the digital devices of anyone trying to enter the U.S.

If the recent and growing scandals plaguing the tyrannical ObamaGov weren’t so serious, the idiotic antics of those at the top of the D.C. food chain would be almost comical.  But, they are and their antics are not at all humorous.  They are, in fact, criminal.  While Obama tells the gullible and refuse-to-be-educated-on-the-truth masses that he will “get to the bottom” of the current (three, four, five…more?) scandals rocking his (used to be our) White House, the US Attorney General tells the supplicant-to-the-ObamaGov-media that he wants them to tell him how he can be stopped in his illegal breaking and bypassing of the First Amendment’s freedom of the press.  That’s patently ludicrous.  Both Obama and Holder have said that there new laws to are required to protect the media from…you guessed it…Obama and Holder.  In other words, to the world the Obama syndicate has now played it’s “We’re all insane here…help us!” card.

The problem, of course, is that as long as the Obama syndicate (aka ObamaGov) is in power…and unless Congress follows through all the way to indictments this time with these current criminal scandals’…nothing will stop.  In fact, they will only now become worse as Obama begins to fully realize that his illicit deeds have been outed on multiple fronts and he is beginning to be flanked by the real police…we hope seriously this time.  Since assuming the office of POTUS, Obama has flouted one US law after another…including but, not limited to, bypassing (while falsely saying he upholds) and attempting to rewrite with his Executive Orders the US Constitution.  Recently, Obama has begun expanding his police state by including both the US Park Service (can you believe it?) who recently (see reference below) cuffed and detained a couple for legally passing out flyers that decried big government and, of course, the IRS as Big Brother/Big Gorilla central enforcement-hammer-in-virtually-all-things required by the ObamaGov.

Interestingly, it appears with regards to the IRS’ illegal targeting of Obama’s opponents, Obama–himself–met with Colleen Kelley-President National Treasury Employees Union (which also represents the IRS) on 31 May 2010…the day before the illegal targeting began.  Coincidence?  Uh…no.  I think the credulity rubber band under Obama has finally and irrevocably been snapped and broken.  It also appears that now at least one IRS employee is planning to testify that not only did the orders for the targeting come from D.C. but, it goes all of the way up to the Obama White House. 

We cannot solve any of the above problems by making up new laws.  The only way we can correct and solve them is to remove the perpetrators from office.  That includes legitimately arresting them.  Does anyone in the US Congress have the courage to do so?  Or is that portion of the genetic code missing from all who reside on Capitol Hill?  If this and the other atrocities brought on by the Obama ‘administration’ which are soon to come are not stopped the US Police State and all of its attendant brutalities are inevitable.
“Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever Thou goest“

While it is certainly true that the level of bureaucracy, corruption and overreach in our federal government has grown to intolerable proportions, and that both pre-eminent political parties share blame for this, it is the administration of one Barack Hussein Obama who has evinced a design to reduce the American people under absolute despotism.

We have two men, Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder, who have demonstrated absolutely no regard for the law nor the Constitution that enshrines that law. The irony of the fact that they both allegedly hold law degrees is only significant in this having provided them with the ability to more adroitly circumvent the law. Numerous individuals are complicit in their crimes, but Obama and Holder are the principals, along with Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, possibly the most dangerous woman who has ever lived.

To America’s founders, the ultimate determination of when a people are no longer obliged to support their government rested here: When the law is being used to enslave the people rather than serve them.

While Obama’s political doctrine is Marxism, this label is almost moot. What is germane to the discussion and important to Americans in the practical sense is that the ideal – or the goal of their fundamental transformation of America – is a political system wherein the people exist for and serve the state, rather than the state existing for and serving the people.
Is this not an identical situation to that in which America’s founders found themselves – and which they became willing to fight to overcome?

As some of us predicted in 2010, it has now become evident that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) is nothing more than the framework for a totalitarian state. Implemented in its entirety, it will completely obscure the last vestiges of our constitutional republic. The Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency have been used as tools to tyrannize Obama’s political opponents. The administration has engaged in almost innumerable clandestine and illegal activities at home and abroad, many of which have yet to come fully to light.

Signals are being given to others that they, too, are above the law. While certain segments of our society are being actively targeted, marginalized and intimidated, other segments see their illegal and antisocial actions being ignored, condoned and even facilitated by those in power.

The courage and sacrifice of those who went before us demands that we rise to the occasion and guard those liberties that have been purchased with so terrible a price.

The entire article is seen below and it is well worth reading. Look how far we have fallen as a society:

After the school massacre at Newtown, Conn., Barack Obama’s administration explained why we had to compromise on the Constitution’s Second Amendment-protected rights to bear arms even “if it meant saving the life of only one child.”
You’ve heard that argument many times from liberals.
They say young children should have the absolute right to abort their unborn babies even without parental consent.
They say kids should have complete and unfettered access to morning-after pills, despite the potential health risks they pose.
They say the best way to prevent school shootings is to ban certain classifications of firearms, even when they have not factored into the massacres in the government’s so-called “gun-free zones.”
They say they want universal health care for all – especially for the children of uninsured parents.
Yet, when it comes time to save the life of one 10-year-old child – from a place called Newtown Square, Pa., ironically – with a stroke of the pen, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said no.
Sarah Murnaghan, suffering from cystic fibrosis, will die without a lung transplant. But federal regulations don’t allow children under 12 from getting organ donations from adults. Why? It’s just simple bureaucratic regulation under review. By the time that review is completed, however, Sarah will be dead.
Keep in mind Sarah’s doctors, parents and congressman aren’t asking for any federal funds. They are simply asking for the right to do what her doctors recommend, which is to perform a lung transplant immediately.
But Kathleen Sebelius – and, in fact, the entire Obama administration – is standing in the hospital door blocking her right to live.
Saving the life of one child is no longer a priority for the liberals in power.
The truth is it never was.
No more restrictive gun laws are going to save the lives of children. More likely they will cost the lives of children.
But there’s no question Sebelius has the power of life and death over Sarah Murnaghan – and this week she responded like a cold-blooded executioner.
In a plea to Sebelius, Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Penn., urged: “Please, suspend the rules until we look at this policy.”

Her response: “I would suggest, sir, that, again, this is an incredibly agonizing situation where someone lives and someone dies. The medical evidence and the transplant doctors who are making the rule — and have had the rule in place since 2005 making a delineation between pediatric and adult lungs, because lungs are different than other organs — that it’s based on the survivability [chances].”

In other words, she pronounced a death sentence on a 10-year-old child. It’s as simple as that.

Back in the school year of 1958-59, in defiance of desegregation rulings, Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus closed all high schools in Little Rock, locking out 3,665 black and white students from a public education, and locking in almost 200 teachers and administrators to contracts to serve empty classrooms. Like Sebelius and Obama, Faubus was a Democrat.
It’s important to remember that no one died as a result of Faubus’ racist plan. But it’s also important to remember that President Dwight D. Eisenhower, a Republican, sent in the National Guard to chase Orval Faubus from the schoolhouse doors and open the classrooms to students of all colors.
Who is going to chase Kathleen Sebelius from blocking the hospital doors so Sarah Murnaghan can have her lifesaving surgery?
Sebelius, with the apparent approval of Obama, has set herself up as a one-woman death panel – and Obamacare is barely getting started.
Do you want to see health care rationed like this? Do you want to see life-and-death decisions made on the basis of age? Does this sound like the humanitarian rhetoric of the politicians who rammed through nationalized health care over the will of the people in the name of saving the lives of children?
Liberalism wears a pretty face. But it is a mask that conceals a deadly agenda.
We saw a glimpse of reality this week in the cold, calculating “some people live and some people die” rhetoric of Kathleen Sebelius

It was a well-executed mission. 
Remember the status of the Tea Party.  It had sprung up spontaneously after Rick Santelli on CNBC struck a nerve by articulating the unfairness of the bailouts by the federal government.  The Tea Party had no organization.  It had no single leader or leadership structure.  And yet it struck the 2010 elections like a tuna hitting a fishing line and returned control of the House to the Republicans. 

The Tea Party and its confrères represented a real but unmeasurable threat not just to the Obama administration per se, but to the leftist project in general.  It was a new, anti-leftist force that had to be brought under control.

Targeting of conservative groups and suppressing of conservative participation in the public forum by the IRS... not "a mistake." not "a failure." not "due to incompetence." not "a breakdown."
Rather, it is a manifestation of the leftist project.  A leftist storm has blown through the IRS, and we are seeing in the hearings the debris line left by that storm.  But now that the IRS has been infested by the leftist project, cleaning up the debris is not enough.

If conservative cultural and political activity is to continue unmolested in this country, the IRS must be eliminated.  It is too disdainful of American mores, and it is too powerful.  Neither of those things will change with a new commissioner and whatever is the final disposition of Lois Lerner.

The task was to decide United Nations’ Post-2015 Development Agenda. The 69-page report is entitled, “A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development.” The U.N. Agenda 21 marches on. Progressives do not give up in spite of the Rio +20’s failure.

The entire 69-page document can be found in English at the following link
One World, One Sustainable Development Agenda, Building Consensus, and Our Vision are touted in the paper. I have no idea who empowered the UN to fundamentally transform our sovereign way of life. Take for example the background research paper, “Sustainable Development and Planetary Boundaries” submitted to Ban Ki-moon in support of the Post-2015 Agenda report.

While the rest of us struggle to make ends meet - our Washington "lords" live in great wealth and luxury. With our money. 

Coverage of the D.C. area’s high-flying economy sometimes sounds like an episode of “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.” In a front-page article last weekend — “What Sequester? Washington Booms as a New Gilded Age Takes Root” — The Wall Street Journal described the extraordinary wealth of Washington’s “moneyed brain trust,” beneficiaries of a generation’s worth of soaring government budgets and immense political aggrandizement. Examples of extravagance are everywhere, from the flourishing Aston Martin dealership selling sports cars at $120,000 and up to the Georgetown hotel that charges $22 for a martini.

Washington hasn’t grown so rich because it is home to industries that produce wealth through commerce or manufacturing or invention. Unlike Silicon Valley or Manhattan or Houston or Hollywood, Washington’s primary activity isn’t the creation of goods and services that have intrinsic value in themselves, and that raise the national standard of living. Government doesn’t generate new income — it redistributes income that others have already generated. Through taxes, spending, and regulation, the federal establishment now dominates more of the private economy than ever, directly confiscating trillions of dollars earned in the private economy, and indirectly controlling the fate of tens of trillions more.

“Power is the great aphrodisiac,” Henry Kissinger famously claimed. It is also a great conduit to other people’s money. When a single tweak in the tax code can make or break a business, when fortunes are being doled out through federal bailouts and contracts, when regulations can decide the future of industries and interest groups, it stands to reason that so many will spend so much to get a piece of what government controls.
“Most federal activity involves taking money from some people, giving it to others, and keeping a big chunk as a transaction fee,” says the Cato Institute’s David Boaz. At its broadest, that “transaction fee” is reflected in everything from overpaid federal employeesto Washington’s gargantuan lobbying industry to the clustering of America’s wealthiest counties in suburban Washington.

Would you wear an electronic tattoo if you couldn’t log on to the Internet without one?  That may sound crazy to many of you, but the technology for such a system already exists.  RFID tattoos have existedfor quite some time, and they are already being used on animals.  But now an entirely new generation of electronic tattoos are being developed that can monitor your vital signs, interact with your mobile phone and even communicate directly with your mind.  These new electronic tattoos are thinner than a human hair, and they are going to fundamentally transform the way that we think about human identification.

 Right now, the Internet is being absolutely plagued by hackers and identity theft has become a multi-billion dollar enterprise.  It is becoming increasingly difficult to determine if someone is actually who they say that they are.  And as even more of our commerce gets conducted through the Internet, identity security is going to be absolutely critical.  Without a doubt, there will continue to be a push for more secure forms of identification than we have today.  

But there is also a very dark side to this kind of technology.  What if someday a tyrannical government decides to make a permanent electronic tattoo for identification purposes mandatory for all citizens?  What if you are not able to buy, sell, get a job, have a bank account or log on to the Internet without “proper identification”?  What if the price for receiving your tattoo is to swear absolute allegiance to that tyrannical government?  The truth is that technology is always a double-edged sword.  It always brings with it the promise of progress, but it also always has a dark side that could potentially be abused.

Could technology that helps us identify one another on the Internet someday be used to brand us all like cattle and force all of humanity into a dark system of control and enslavement?
Don’t think that such a dystopian society can never exist in our modern world.  Freedoms and liberties are being taken away from people all over the globe right now even though things are still relatively stable.
So what is going to happen when the world goes crazy someday and the planet is absolutely ravaged by economic collapse, pandemics, crime, rioting, natural disasters and war?
That is something to think about.

We're right on the threshold to the Tribulation. The world that biblical prophecy describes - that world that will be in place during the Tribulation is just barely beyond reach. And one interesting, yet prophetic aspect to this is the speed with which it is approaching. 

We are watching this transformation of the world in real time and it is both stunning and ominous. 

As stated yesterday - we know our fate and it doesn't involve being part of this dark world that is coming. 

Like it or not - the U.S. administration is arguably doing more to hasten this transformation than any other government or political figure. From shaping events in the Middle East towards prophetic fulfillment, to the rise of a totalitarianism, to oppression of dissent, to persecution, to the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood - we can now count on the U.S. to play its role in end times developments. 

For this reason, perhaps we should be thankful to the Obama administration.

One can't help but wonder what will happen to the U.S. administration during the Tribulation. 

Well, that isn't my concern. We have a wedding date approaching and we will find ourselves residing in a glorious place called New Jerusalem. You can read the last two books of the Bible to see where our future will be. I doubt that we'll have any interest in the carnage taking place on planet earth. 

Good luck to the rest of them. Those who are creating this "New World Order" and those who believe that they are creating their personal utopia while everyone else suffers.

One aspect of the Tribulation that is interesting: The people now in power and those who are orchestrating the current form of world-wide totalitarianism - will suffer equally through God's judgments during the Tribulation. They will suffer just as those people they seek to oppress. 

Wealth, fame, status and power won't matter during the Tribulation - the judgments will affect everyone equally (excepting the 144,000). 

The world that they seek will come. In spades. 

As the old saying goes - "Be careful what you wish for...." 

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