Saturday, April 5, 2014

Creeping Totalitarianism (II). Ebola Spreading

Once again we see today's theme trending in the news - the concept of approaching totalitarianism which we should fully expect as the Tribulation looms just on the horizon: 

[Note: This first article is a must read for the prophecy watcher - as it reveals what is coming - and what the Tribulation will look like]

At a time of soaring U.S. budget deficits, brutal economic hardship for tens of millions of Americans, and unprecedented levels of federal spending, the Obama administration is asking Congress to drastically increase U.S. funding for the scandal-plagued United Nations and its oftentimes ruthless so-called international “peacekeeping” troops

In its fiscal year 2015 budget request, which seeks almost $4 trillion in spending overall, the Obama administration is asking Congress to approve a massive 33-percent hike in U.S. taxpayer handouts to the UN and other international organizations. In addition, the White House is pushing “contributions” to so-called global “peacekeeping” schemes that are a full 43 percent larger than last year, sparking outrage from critics.

Most of the proposed increase in UN military funding, the administration says, will go to deploying even more UN troops to prop up the dubious regimes ruling war-torn African nations such as Mali, South Sudan, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and more. The self-styled global military already has about 100,000 UN troops and “police” deployed across 15 “missions,” along with more than 15,000 civilians. Apparently, though, the UN and Obama want more.

Of course, the Orwellian-sounding UN “peacekeeping” forces — the infamous “blue helmets” would be more appropriately referred to as international war-making troops — have become loathed around the world. Among the most serious problems associated with the global soldiers under UN command: widespread brutality, human-rights abuses, sexual exploitation of civilians, mass murder, spreading deadly diseases, brazen corruption, impunity, ruthlessly propping up illegitimate UN-backed regimes, and more. By late 2013, the stench of scandal and horror around UN “peace” forces was so overbearing that even the establishment press around the world was forced to report it.

Last year, though, the U.S. government still sent over $1.75 billion to prop up the UN’s fledgling armed forces and their lawless “missions” around the globe — on top of paying for almost a quarter of the UN’s budget. In response to the perpetually ballooning scandals surrounding the international war-making troops, the Obama administration now hopes to reward them with more than $2.5 billion borrowed from abroad or extracted from U.S. taxpayers.
The UN and other international outfits, meanwhile, would receive more than $4 billion under the White House request, not including the huge expenditures for the global military. In a perfect example of Obama’s deceitful scheming, instead of ending the “Overseas Contingency Operations” (OCO) expenditures that were sold as a temporary measure to pay for U.S. wars abroad over the last decade, the administration is trying to preserve that funding — and divert it to UN “peacekeeping” operations.

In the meantime, the UN is working to come up with a palatable pretext for global taxation, thereby freeing it from having to operate on “contributions” taken from taxpayers indirectly via member governments and dictatorships. According to analysts, though, even without the highly sought after planetary tax regime, UN “revenue” almost tripled in the decade between 2002 and 2012. Why it would need even more funding from struggling U.S. taxpayers and a federal government that is already drowning the public in debt remains unclear.
At the same time, with help from top Obama administration figures like John Podesta, the UN is working to advance plots targeting even the “behavior” and “worldview” of every last person on Earth for “dramatic” modification, official UN documents show. Indeed, in addition to demanding trillions from Western taxpayers under various guises — “global warming,” supposedly “fighting” poverty, “sustainable development,” and more — the UN is positioning itself to become a full-fledged global government. It has also become increasingly brazen in its open assaults on the U.S. Constitution, state sovereignty, individual libertythe will of American voters, and more.

Unsurprisingly, globalists and UN apparatchiks celebrated the Obama administration’s request for vastly more funding to the international outfit and its global military wing. Vice President for Public Policy Peter Yeo with the extremist "UN Foundation," for example, even claimed that the $2.5 billion for global “peacekeeping” schemes “would make real progress on getting the U.S. out of the red at the UN and back in good standing with our allies and international partners.”

In a bizarre twist of reasoning, Yeo, who works with the “Better World Campaign” as well, also suggested that if the UN did not fight the wars demanded by globalists, the U.S. government would have to fight them alone. It was not clear whether he thought the American people and their elected representatives ought to have a say in that, despite the Constitution’s requirement that all wars be declared by Congress.

Often dubbed the “dictators’ club” by critics due to the largely autocratic composition of its membership, the UN has also sparked alarm by becoming increasingly outspoken about its vision of “global governance.” Its radical agenda, described in countless documents, speeches, and reports covered by The New American, is completely at odds with God-given individual rights and Judeo-Christian values.

Mass surveillance is the new norm. Big Brother is watching you and listening to you always. With the help of microscopic cameras and wireless concealable microphones and precise location tracking devices, he is keeping his tabs on you twenty-four hours a day.
He is randomly searching you on trains. He is groping you at airports.  He is flagging you down in remote country locations and ordering you to open the trunk of your car so that he can inspect it for drugs, stolen children, and human heads in plastic bags.

If you’re a woman, he can taser you and rape you and then put you in handcuffs for resisting arrest.Orwell never imagined it could be quite so bad. According to whistleblower Edward Snowden, we now have “the largest program of suspicionless surveillance in human history”.
NSA official William Binney, who resigned from the agency in protest over its systematic violation of privacy laws, has revealed that the US government has “assembled on the order of 20 trillion transactions about US citizens. The data that’s being assembled is about everybody. From that data, they can target anyone they want.”

Guardian correspondent Glenn Greenwald confirms this. “No human communication can be allowed to take place without the scrutinizing eye of the US government,” he tells us. “This is the animating principle of the US Surveillance State. Mass surveillance is the hallmark of a tyrannical political culture.”
Another famous whistleblower, Thomas Drake, is equally candid. “There is no constraint,” he points out grimly. “The United States is now a surveillance state. “This is the new normal.”

No digital or electronic communication you make is secure. Many of your secrets are already known to someone. Your private life is subject to the minutest and most persistent scrutiny. You may be interested to know that Snowden is so paranoid about his privacy that wherever he is—in airports, hotels, libraries—“he puts a large red hood over his head and laptop when entering his passwords to prevent any hidden cameras from detecting them.”
All your emails—past, present and future—are there for someone to read. Every day the NSA records trillions of emails and phone calls. Your calls are not only being recorded but sophisticated voice recognition devices enable some geek in a cubicle to pluck your voice out of a million other similar-sounding voices. Your online chats, your calls over Google Voice, Skype, and other voice-over-internet systems, are all on record. Every website you visit, someone knows you’ve been there and how long you’ve lingered on each item.

Listen to Orwell who knew all about these shady characters:

“The old civilizations claimed that they were founded on love or justice. Ours is founded upon hatred.
The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power.
Power is in inflicting pain and humiliation. Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.” (Here)

Yes, that’s the New World Order for you: hatred, persecution, torture, power for power’s sake. This is what Big Brother wants. He wants power. Omnipotence. One of the prerequisites of omnipotence is omniscience.
And this is why Big Brother wants to know everything about you.

There is no joy in communism.  The Russian boxers in Gleason’s Gym never smile.  They all box alike.  They are automatons, like Drago in Rocky IV, shoveled out by the assembly line of big government.  They left Russia to train in New York, but the USSR has traveled with them.  They are failed society in humanoid form.

Humanity is crushed by bureaucracy. 

Communism is joyless.  There are no winners or losers – just the general loss of a failed system that turns rainbows into shades of gray and steals the joy of a variegated life. 

In 1972 I was in Budapest.  We were going to Istanbul by bus.  A little old Hungarian woman sitting at our table in the Hotel Metropole started crying.  She said, “They used to call this city 'The Little Paris.'  Its lights have gone out.”
On the streets there were tanks and posters of Lenin and forgettable local leaders.  Was it worth living like this to get another ten cents an hour?  But they didn’t.  They earned less.  They waited on bread lines.
Communism loves sameness.  But the Earth relishes variety.  Obama is Marxist theory repeating itself.  Obama is the droning echo of mindless rhetoric; the sound of cheerleading without an intelligent team for him to root to victory.
Whether we are God-centered or self-centered, we should celebrate the trillion little moves that exist within a democracy rather than communism.  Gerard Manly Hopkins wrote in Pied Beauty, “Glory be to God for dappled things…All things counter, original, spare, strange…”
Communism is bureaucratic, same, typical.  It is the wrong direction for a democratic country that has flowered.  It is the pruning of America.  It is a well-intentioned disaster.    
It has never worked.  Communism’s brilliant public relations keeps trying to resell its benefits. 

[When will we start calling this 'killing', more appropriately, a murder?]

First they called her a terrorist threat.
When she turned out to be an unarmed suburban mother, they said she was on drugs.
Now, WND has exclusively learned, without a trace of doubt, that was wrong, too.
WND can also now report Miriam Carey was shot in the back of the head by U.S. Capitol Police officers and uniformed Secret Service agents six months ago, on Oct. 3, 2013.
The official police investigation still has not been released. But Carey family attorney Eric Sanders obtained the toxicology and autopsy report on this macabre anniversary.
The report showed there were no drugs in Carey’s system, prescription or otherwise, when she was shot dead.
The report was prepared by Dr. Nikki Mourtzinos of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia.
After the terror threat was discarded, the media had tried to portray Carey as mentally unbalanced, citing prescription medications she was reportedly taking.
Sanders spoke to WND at the Garfield traffic circle, on the edge of the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, which is where the Carey family believes Miriam was fatally wounded before driving a few blocks farther.
And Sanders believes the autopsy report provided the evidence proving that theory, because it showed that Carey was severely wounded in the back of the head. Sanders suspects that was the fatal shot, but adrenaline allowed Carey to drive to Maryland Ave. and Second St., where her car crashed at a Capitol Police guard shack.
The report said Carey was shot numerous times but did not specify exactly how many.
When Miriam’s sister, Valarie Carey, learned that her sister was shot and killed from the back, the former New York Police Department sergeant was too distraught to speak with WND on camera.
The video below shows officers fired at least seven shots at Carey in a crowded public space after they inexplicably failed to block her car at the traffic circle.

Columnist Mark Steyn memorably remarked, “Ms. Carey does not appear to be guilty of any act other than a panic attack,” and, “We are told Ms. Carey was ‘mentally ill,’ although she had no medications in her vehicle and those at her home back in Connecticut are sufficiently routine as to put millions of other Americans in the category of legitimate target.”
But now, it is a certified fact that Carey did not even have prescription drugs in her system when she was shot to death.
Even before that confirmation, it became clear months ago that there was no good explanation for why Carey was shot, and the story disappeared entirely off the mainstream media radar.
In fact, no media other than WND showed up Thursday to a press conference Sanders announced. The event marked six months since the bizarre and deadly chain of events that were set in motion after Carey strapped her baby girl into the back seat of her black Nissan Infiniti in Stamford, Conn., and drove 270 miles to Washington, D.C.
Upon arriving, she apparently made a wrong turn into a White House entrance, tried to leave, was chased by heavily armed officers and ultimately shot dead by police in the shadow of the Capitol.
Why she was killed is a mystery to this day because, according to the initial police report, she never crashed a security gate or a barrier, though media reports claimed she had.

Yet, uniformed Secret Service agents and U.S. Capitol Police officers tried to stop her, then hunted her down and shot her to death.
And to this day, a half-year later, no one knows why.

The official investigation into the incident, conducted by the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department and turned over to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, has still not been released.
And the Carey family is tired of the excruciating wait for answers.
When WND asked Sanders if he had any idea why the official investigation still had not been released, the former New York Police Department officer said, “I am just as curious as you, and I’m trying to understand it from a law-enforcement perspective.”
“The shooting is not complex. It’s very simple. They have all the evidence. They have video,” he said. “What’s taking six months? I don’t understand this. It’s not that complex.”
He said the Carey family called the news conference to make their feelings known and because, “Six months have passed and there still is no official version of what happened to Miriam Carey. And she matters.”
Sanders also had a word of warning: What happened to this unarmed, suburban mother could happen to anyone.

WND began asking questions about what exactly happened, and the mainstream media narrative began to unravel.
At first, police justified their actions because they presumed Carey posed a possible terrorist threat. When it turned out she posed no such threat and, in fact, was a suburban mother with her child strapped into the back seat of her car, officials defended their actions by saying they essentially had no choice but to shoot first and ask questions later.
But WND consulted with law enforcement and civil-liberties experts and learned that not only were those police actions contrary to the policies of most major police departments, they were probably unconstitutional.
Constitutional law expert and famed civil libertarian Nat Hentoff told WND it was a plain case of murder.

Also see:

Mali said it had identified its first possible cases of Ebola since the start of an outbreak in neighbouring Guinea, adding to fears that the deadly virus was spreading across West Africa.
More than 90 people have already died in Guinea and Liberia in what medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has warned could turn into an unprecedented epidemic in an impoverished region with poor health services. 
Foreign mining companies have locked down operations and pulled out some international staff in mineral-rich Guinea. French health authorities have also put doctors and hospitals on alert in case people travelling to and from former colonies in the region pick up the disease. 
Three people in Mali had been placed in quarantine and samples sent off to Atlanta in the United States for tests, the government said on state television late on Thursday.
"A high-speed intervention team has been created to follow the evolution of the situation on the ground," the statement said. It added that the health of the three suspected victims was showing signs of improving.
The latest outbreak originated in Guinea two months ago and has since spread to its neighbours Sierra Leone and Liberia. Gambia has placed two people in quarantine although the Health Ministry since said the cases were negative.
Guinea's Health Ministry said two more suspected victims of the virus had died, bringing its death count to 86.
Liberia also reported three new deaths among its suspected 14 cases, raising its death toll to seven.
"We need to fight to contain it. A medical team from (medical charity) MSF came today to help train some of our health workers," Liberia's health minister, Walter Gwenegale, said.


Caver said...

Well, Shucks! The good news and fun times just never takes a break, does it.

Remember the good old days, maybe 6 years ago? Then, one good identifiable prophetic occurrence a quarter would keep us up at night and talking-n-speculating for months. We were excited. Now...well, now just look at this blog for the example...there are so many prophetic events every couple of hours only the highlights or most significant can even be recorded here and passed on.

Scott, Brother, my hats off to you. How in the world do you do it? How do you look at 10 stories that would each have been headline events 6 years ago and decide which one to use for that subject?

Just amazing!

Come quickly Lord Jesus! Your bride awaits.

Sandra said...

Hi Caver,

It is so true...the events are happening so fast. Scott is so gifted to string them together.

Scott, this is such an amazing site and I know that we all feel such gratitude.

Thanks you and I look forward to our upward trip!


Scott said...

Hey, thanks, but its pretty easy these days...With so much in the news every day, the themes are becoming more and more obvious every day. Thats actually kind of interesting if you think about it...