Am I Missing Something Here? What Is The Matter With These Men?
By Al Cronkrite The Covenant News ~ April 02, 2007
As the soothing voice of Christian psychology guru James Dobson intones the virtues of insider, presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich, it might be good to review some of the established results of the policies Dobson’s choices have wrought.
In a 2004 essay published by CommonDreams.org Chalmers Johnson wrote “As distinct from other peoples, most Americans do not recognize -- or do not want to recognize -- that the United States dominates the world through its military power. Due to government secrecy, our citizens are often ignorant of the fact that our garrisons encircle the planet. This vast network of American bases on every continent except Antarctica actually constitutes a new form of empire -- an empire of bases with its own geography not likely to be taught in any high school geography class. Without grasping the dimensions of this globe-girdling Baseworld, one can't begin to understand the size and nature of our imperial aspirations or the degree to which a new kind of militarism is undermining our constitutional order.” Read the entire article here.
When I was growing up during World War II, I was impressed with the altruistic footprint our nation was making on the world. My country was not intent on invading and occupying other nations but was busy setting them free from those who would enslave them.
That was over sixty years ago. No one had emphasized the intention of our Founders to keep us out of foreign involvements. I was foursquare behind the defeat of Germany, Japan, and Italy. Many years went by before I learned that every nation defeated during WWII became the home to enduring United States military bases that remain in those nations to this day.
Chalmers Johnson describes it as “a new form of empire” which allows wide hegemony without massive troop involvement. We have military bases in over 130 different nations and are now in the process of attempting to bring the entire Arab world under our domination.
For those who doubt the intent of our leaders, reading the recommendations of the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) will provide confirmation. Note questions like “Does the United States have the resolve to shape a new century favorable to American principles and interests?” and statements, “we need to accept responsibility for America's unique role in preserving and extending an international order friendly to our security, our prosperity, and our principles.” and the objective, “to ensure our security and our greatness in the next (century)”
PNAC is a recipe for empire. Democracy and Empire are incompatible and as our intent to dominate the world is being implemented we are not only losing our freedoms but our ability to influence our government as well. The turn over rate in congress is in the low single digits and our elected representatives give little heed to the will of the people. The media exerts definitive pressure on the political process and it is too tightly controlled and too much wedded to the two party system. Third party candidates who are free from the distorting entanglements necessary to advance in the Washington establishment and who might bring a change in direction are marginalized and not allowed an opportunity to publicly present their agendas.
This is the system being supported by Dobson, Robertson, Falwell and Hagee. Pat Robertson, who has become a multimillionaire through his Christian ministry, sought the Republican presidential nomination in 1988 being defeated by the elder George Bush. The intoxication of power seems to have overcome Godly discernment and allowed these men to support an evil system that begs to be ousted.
In view of the steady deterioration of our industrial base, culture and sovereignty, one wonders what motivates these Christian leaders. Do they really think they can convert the Devil? Are they so focused on an ersatz theology that supports the secular nation of Israel that nothing else matters, or, God forbid, are they secret promoters of the antichrist of the one world order? Are they not aware that the stigmatization of all conspiracy theories is a blatant attempt to keep the world’s most malignant conspiracy under wraps? Have they forgotten that Our Savior’s death resulted from a conspiracy? What is the matter with these men?
In 1965 Rousas Rushdoony wrote an excellent essay on the United Nation that every Christian pastor should read and digest. I have excerpted the following points from his extensive analysis, “First of all, the U.N. holds as its basic premise a thesis which has a long history in both religion and in politics, the doctrine of salvation by law… This position, however, cannot be consistently held by one who is a conservative or orthodox Christian because of its radical conflict with basic biblical doctrine. For the orthodox Christian, the law cannot save; it can only condemn. The law cannot create true peace and order; it cannot save man and society from the consequences of their sins. Christ alone is the prince and principle of peace and of order, man's only savior and mediator. Neither introduction of law nor the removal of a part of man's environment are basic to the problem of peace, but rather regeneration through the saving work of Christ…to seek the abolition of war is to evade the basic issue, the sin of man. And man's need is regeneration, which is not the function of the state…Faith is in humanity as such, not in a transcendental moral and spiritual order. It is not "In God We Trust," but "In Man We Trust." Read the entire essay here.
Someone sent me a video showing two young Israeli Jews loudly and profanely claiming that the land they were attempting to occupy was “given to them by God” and that the Jews had killed Christ and were proud of it. Have all United States Christians forgotten that it was God Himself who in fulfillment of His own promise created the Diaspora and that the definitive issue involved the welcome of His Son, Jesus, who came as their Savior but was rejected and crucified? He died for our sins but those who hated Him enough to kill Him were rejected. There is but one unforgivable sin and that is the rejection of The Savior. Phariseeism rejects the Savior. The nation of Israel is a form of the antichrist and is busily harvesting a bumper crop from that evil tree.
Ignorance, gullibility, ersatz theology, and stubborn unbelief are the four horseman of impending disaster.
In a recent writing published in Harpers Magazine Chalmers Johnson listed four malignant and enduring problems that lack a foreseeable solution. 1) Military Keynesianism “in which the domestic economy requires sustained military ambition in order to avoid recession or collapse“. 2. A unitary Presidency “which holds, in effect, that the president has the authority to ignore the separation of powers written into the Constitution, creating a feedback loop in which permanent war and the unitary presidency are mutually reinforcing“. 3) Unrestrained Executive ambition, “The U.S. legislature and judiciary appear to be incapable of restraining the president and therefore restraining imperial ambition. Direct opposition from the people, in the form of democratic action or violent uprising, is unlikely because the television and print media have by and large found it unprofitable to inform the public about the actions of the country's leaders. Nor is it likely that the military will attempt to take over the executive branch by way of a coup.” 4)Bankruptcy and collapse, “Confronted by the limits of its own vast but nonetheless finite financial resources and lacking the political check on spending provided by a functioning democracy, the United States will within a very short time face financial or even political collapse at home and a significantly diminished ability to project force abroad.” Read the entire article here.
This is where two party politics being promoted by Evangelical Christian leaders has taken us. We are a nation that has been systematically debauched, overrun by immigrants from alien cultures, forced into sovereignty robbing treaties, pushed into empire, and taxed into poverty. Much of this has been accomplished by political leaders who have been supported by Dobson, Robertson, Falwell and Hagee.
Newt Gingrich has never seen a tenet of the one world order he did not favor. He is a consummate insider who has supported international trade agreements and would continue to push us down the path of world government. He might throw a bone to Dobson but he will never support a true America first policy.
Is it not true that leaders who support duplicitous individuals whose loyalty is not centered in our nation and its people are guilty of aiding the secular world order and thereby the antichrist? How can highly intelligent, well meaning leaders promote individuals who are destroying our nation?
In his book “Amazing Grace” Eric Metaxas creates a hero in William Wilberforce whose efforts in England’s Parliament succeeded in abolishing the domestic slave trade. There are many parallels between British society in that era and United States society today making it easy for the book and movie to bolster our hope. However, during the twenty plus years Wilberforce worked to alleviate this scourge the wealthy forces that supported the slave trade were opposed by wealthy forces who didn’t. The society was more simple and turning the tide less difficult. As Chalmers Johnson points out, in United States, “Direct opposition from the people, in the form of democratic action or violent uprising, is unlikely because the television and print media have by and large found it unprofitable to inform the public about the actions of the country's leaders.”
Those of us who work against it are virtually helpless in the face of it. The hidden powers that support the death of our nation support the officials we elect and the Christian Church which should be a bastion of defense is dead in the water. What is the matter with these men?