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.
At the same time, the administration is working overtime to “reform” the IMF, whichglobalists are grooming to become a planetary central bank, by vastly expanding the resources at its disposal while giving up U.S. influence at the outfit.
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 , is completely at odds with God-given individual rights and Judeo-Christian values.
Listen to Orwell who knew all about these shady characters:
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 , 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 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?]
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.