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Know Your Enemy

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 16, 2020 by andelino

Undeniable Truths About the Left
by Dex Bahr

As my high school football coach used to say, “It is time to fight like men or hike up your skirts and say, here it is.”  Freedom-loving, patriotic Americans need to take a deep breath, calm down and accurately assess the current cultural and political situation in the country. It is time to stop reacting to what the left does and instead focus on some undeniable truths about our enemies.  Victory only comes after finding your opponents’ weaknesses and exploiting them, but such flaws cannot be found without honest and careful study.  This is how patriots fight.

First, we must begin by properly labeling the truth as it is. For example, everything that is happening now is because the left’s plans to remake the United States from a Constitutional republic into “borderless global state” were thwarted by the people electing Donald J. Trump for president.  As a result, the left not only “hates” Trump for beating their savior Hillary Clinton, it also “loathes” the citizens who voted for him.

Once you honestly grasp the level of hatred the left has for us, you begin to understand that the Wuhan virus extended lockdowns and the Black Lives Matter/Antifa led riots are for express purpose of bringing misery and terror to those who dared to vote for Donald Trump in 2016 and those who are planning to vote for him in November.

The left has turned up their intensity to eleven in their ongoing effort to isolate Trump from his base. Democrat governors and mayors are holding your Constitutional freedoms hostage and the unspoken ransom for you to make all this desolation go away is to vote Democrat. “Abandon this ogre, Trump, and things will go back to how they were before you made the mistake of voting for him.”

Let’s play along with that scenario for the moment and say you were to desert Trump and opt for your life of comfort again. Do you honestly think the Democrats will forgive and forget? Hardly! If past behavior is an indication of future behavior, then the Democrats will continue to scapegoat you for all that is wrong with the country.

This is exactly what they are doing now when they speak of white privilege and systemic racism. What makes you think the left would cease from this malice, especially if it were to win an election for them?

And that brings us to this truth: “the left hates any American who disagrees with them.” Liberty-minded Americans understand that people are going to have strong disagreements on issues, but they appreciate that this is a consequence of free speech under the First Amendment. Leftists hate free speech, especially if it criticizes their agenda.

Since they dismiss debate, they have come up with ways to control speech and thought under the rubric of social justice and multiculturalism. Authoritarianism is the source of such a mindset, not liberty. An authoritarian wants to take away your freedom, not protect it. This takes us to another truth about the left and their proxies, the Democrat Party.

Leftists love Marxism and therefore hate liberty. The Democrat Party reflects this because they have been hijacked by the Marxist left. Marxism is the theory behind socialism and communism, although they all lead to the same result of despair and slaughter. Both are the antithesis to capitalism, yet our federal government and many of our state governments continue to fornicate with socialism. “ObamaCare” anyone?

Socialism is the foot in the door under the guise of equality and communism is the thug who breaks down the door, holds you prisoner and forces you to work for his benefit. Leftist governors and mayors have gone full communist under the guise of safety in their removal of freedoms during the Chinese Wuhan virus lockdowns. Think about the three areas the left focused upon. They went after our right to peaceably assemble, our free exercise of religion, and our right to free speech.

The left went after our right to peaceably gather by limiting the number of people we could congregate with and initiating social distancing. Next, they impeded our free exercise of religion by deeming churches as non-essential and forbidding us from gathering for church services; even if they were drive-thru services. Finally, free speech was attacked when leftist social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter censored any posts or tweets that went against the COVID-19 media narrative.

Google even controls what information you have access to with a search and now is even “manipulating” stories regarding the uptick on positive cases of COVID-19. Think I am kidding? Just enter any random number and “new COVID cases” and you will get a series of stories with the numbers you entered. I tested this myself. I first entered “300 new COVID cases” and I got this.  I then entered “400 new COVID cases” and got these results.

Just for “absurdity” sake I then decided to enter the random numbers 293 and 671 and surprisingly I got hits featuring those figures. Coincidence? Remember there is no such thing as coincidence on the left. Manipulation is more like it, which takes us to another truth about the left.

Feel drained and frustrated? Thinking that this is the end of the American experiment? That is because the left has been manipulating your emotions; case in point, polling data. All we have been hearing lately is Trump is toast. Biden has a double-digit lead. That’s it, turn out the lights. This is all to dispirit you. Since March, there has been a non-stop pile-on of your emotions. This, in an all-out, no holds barred effort to convince you to give up all hope and reject President Trump.

We are in the midst of a cultural revolution brought to you courtesy of the left. They want you to believe that “rioting and looting” has been a genuinely organic occurrence. However, when you look at the timing and precision of recent events it has become more obvious that this battle plan had been in the works for some time and just needed the right fuse to set off a powder keg. And this leads us to another sobering truth about the left.

The left is willing to destroy “race relations, shred the Constitution, call for the defunding of police, and validate lawlessness,” all for the express purpose of achieving an election victory in November. All this violence and fear has been unleashed in the hopes of sweeping the Democrats, led by a cognitively challenged presidential nominee, into power. Let that sink in.

When you have no positive agenda to offer and nothing inspirational to run on then I guess encouraging “anarchy” is next logical step? Since they cannot run a campaign on “building anything”, why not campaign on “tearing down” the works and achievements of others?

They claim to offer new enlightenment on the “sins” of our forefathers, but all they can offer is “condemnation” as if they are “judge, jury and god.” This is not hyperbole but a fact. In the absence of worshiping a Creator, the left blasphemes by making themselves little gods where everything they demand should be a dictate for all and nothing they say is worthy of criticism.

Arrogance and hubris are two other truths about the left that we need to understand. And right now the Democrats are smug and they are thumping their chests in victory. They believe they have come up with the winning strategy to defeat Trump and to radically change the culture. They are convinced of the validity of their polls and are gleefully savoring the fear of average Americans. I am convinced this will be their undoing.

More and more people are becoming wise to all that is going on and that includes the average Democrat voter. They see what their party is doing to this country and they are taking note. These average working-class Democrats are just like the average working-class conservatives who only want to have a good job, savings, good schools for their kids, a nice house, and to live in a safe community.

They see their party becoming dangerously “radicalized” and I do not doubt that they are just as troubled about the direction of the country as we conservatives are. These men and women may not voice their disgust , but do not be surprised to read a post mortem to the election that will show many Democrats casting a “vote” for Trump. And I believe that will also be true of the Black community.

You may not see them interviewed, but a great many blacks “appreciate” that President Trump has done more for them than all the presidents of the past 30 years. This is a powerful truth that black and Hispanic “unemployment” have been at all-time lows under the Trump Administration.

Democrats know this and it scares them. Prior to the Wuhan virus pandemic, at least of 20 percent of blacks indicated they would be voting to re-elect President Trump. If that holds true, that would be a death knell to the Democrat Party. This is a huge reason for the left fanning the flames of “racial unrest under the lie of systemic racism and white privilege.”

A final truth is that the left is aided by “sycophantic media.” The left seems powerful only because the media portrays them that way. The media never challenges Democrats and rarely publish any negative stories about them unless there is some sort of political calculation in doing so. This is a double-edged sword. Such reporting is inherently dishonest at its core and spares the left from hearing honest and UN-filtered truths about the failures of their policies and actions.

The truth is sometimes uncomfortable to face, but it is liberating. In the days that follow this Independence Day weekend, make it your goal to know the enemy. For in these truths are the means of defeating the Democrats and taking the country back. Take note of these truths and formulate a personal or group plan to push back against the left. We need to begin offenses on multiple fronts against the enemy, using their tactics against them.

Make it a point to illustrate these truths to your friends who see the Democrats as some unstoppable force. Never give up, never lose hope, never lose faith and stand in the strength of Almighty God. With God’s help, prayer and determination on our part, we can and will turn the tide.

Dex Bahr is the author of the book, “No Christian Man is an Island.” He is also a freelance writer and lecturer.

Mark of the Beast

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on June 12, 2020 by andelino

Will the Chinese “Wuhan” virus introduce the “mark of the beast?” That has become a common question in some circles.

The idea is that, soon, “lockdowns” around the world will be lifted, but only for those “immune” to the virus. You will have to be “tested” to see if you’ve had the disease or be given a vaccine. Once that’s happened, you’ll be issued a “certificate, identity card, chip or tattoo.” To travel and work freely, you’ll have to show this “proof” that you’re not infectious. In this way, millions will be tricked into receiving some kind of mark. Could this be the “mark of the beast”?


It’s a critical question. The Bible promises terrible “curses” for those who receive the mark of the beast. Revelation 14:9-12 NIV warns, “If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives its mark on their forehead or on their hand, 10 they, too, will drink the wine of God’s fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. They will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment will rise forever and ever. There will be no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and its image, or for anyone who receives the mark of its name. This calls for patient endurance on the part of the people of God who keep his commands and remain faithful to Jesus.”

So, what is this “ravenous” beast mark? We don’t have to guess. The Bible tells us exactly what the mark is. But we must be willing to look “here a little and there a little,” considering all the relevant scriptures.

Revelation 20:4 NIV describes John seeing in a vision all those who have been killed for Christ. He wrote: “I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

Note, John saw all “martyred” Christians. Many were killed hundreds of years ago. Yet some of these Christians also “refused” the mark of the beast in their day. That tells you that the mark is not a “new” invention. True Christ followers are not generally being put to death these days, so those who reject this mark are not being executed right now. But ancient Christians who rejected the mark were killed—and it will soon be enforced again.

The Bible makes clear that this mark revolves around “obedience” to God and His law. The passage in Revelation 14 NIV warns of the dire “curses” for those who accept the mark, tells us what is different about those who refuse it. They “keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus” (verse 12).

Other scriptures state that the wrath of God falls on those who disobey. Ephesians 5:6 NIV says “Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient.” In Colossians 3:5-6 NIV it states “Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.”

Those who reject the mark, and thus are targeted by the beast, were those who “keep the commandments of God” (Revelation 12:17 NIV). This mark revolves directly around the question of whether you will “accept or reject” God’s commandments.

Does this mean that we should ignore the heavy-handed response to the Chinese “Wuhan” virus? Certainly not. The virus has led to a massive “intrusion” into people’s personal lives.

“Governments are increasingly dictating where people go, where they live, and how they worship. Neighbors are being encouraged to snitch on neighbors. The kind of phone tracking and surveillance systems being discussed and even rolled out are exactly what would be needed to enforce the mark of the beast.”

Those worried about this “surveillance” and increased government “powers” are right, there is a “real” danger. But the mark of the beast is not some kind of “certificate of immunity.”

In fact, many of those warning that the Chinese “Wuhan” virus will lead to the mark of the beast are themselves accepting the mark of the beast. The question is who will you obey—the “Bible or mankind?”

That’s a very different view of the mark from the one held by Christ followers. The mark of the beast is either ignored completely or described as some kind of secret tattoo or symbol.

Remember…

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , on May 20, 2020 by andelino

 

Remember the “cure cannot be worse than the problem” said president Trump. The “Chinese Wuhan Virus” will eventually go away, but what will be the long-term impact of the drastic countermeasures taken to fight the disease?

In two lightning-quick weeks in March, America and other mighty nations worldwide went from caution to hysteria to lockdown. You’d have thought people were dropping dead in the streets by the millions.

Not so. Out of the 7.8 billion people on Earth, only a few thousand had actually died from the Chinese Wuhan virus. Yet these governments tilted into full-scale panic.

Granted, this particular coronavirus seems especially contagious, and it poses significant risk for people with chronic health problems. Initial expert projections about death rates were shockingly high, some of them in the scores of millions.

However, while politicians, the press and public fixated on infection rates and death counts, evidence that the virus’s lethality was far lower than originally believed was ignored. When prominent authorities backed away from their worst-case scenarios, it went virtually unreported. The world was too busy executing the strictest response to a disease ever recorded.

Each day brought new and more heavy-handed restrictions and wilder interventions: Sports leagues, suspended. Flights, grounded. Schools, closed. Public gatherings, dispersed. Nonessential shopping, banned. Leaving home, illegal. Trillions of dollars, spent. Government emergency plans were more draconian than perhaps any modern peacetime measures, and more expensive than anything in history.

These measures will no doubt save lives that would have been cut short by this virus. But they are also coming at incalculable cost—to our economies, our livelihoods, our civil liberties and freedoms, our social cohesion, even mental and physical health. In many ways it appears the ramifications of the reaction to the coronavirus will dwarf and far outlive the virus itself.

When people panic, they tend to do unreasonable things. To whatever degree this happened on a national and a global scale with this pandemic, it is important we understand why this danger is potentially so much more serious than the physical threat of a contagious virus.

To grasp this, you must understand a fundamental truth revealed in your Bible: “This is not God’s world!” Yes, God created the Earth and human beings, and He intervenes in world events to ensure His will and prophecies are fulfilled, but God did not create this world’s “governments, institutions and laws.” You are living in Satan’s world. This is why the Bible describes our present world as evil and says the whole world is deceived (Galatians 1:4; Revelation 12:9). Satan is its god (2 Corinthians 4:4). Unknowingly, our modern world actually worships Satan.

Ephesians 2:2 describes Satan as “the prince of the power of the air.” It’s as if Satan fills all the airwaves with his attitudes: “selfishness, vengefulness, impulsiveness, recklessness, negativity, deception, violence.”

People have no realization of the tremendous power of Satan. The human spirit within each human is automatically tuned to Satan’s wavelength. This is why the world is what it is, a world drenched in sin, suffering and all forms of physical and spiritual diseases (see Isaiah 1:4-6; Jeremiah 17:9; Revelation 18:5).

But Satan’s hatred and rage are not aimed at America alone. Satan hates everything God is about. He hates God’s plan of salvation. He hates that man is made in the image and likeness of God. He hates that man has the potential to be born into the Family of God. He hates that God is reproducing Himself through man. He hates that Jesus Christ has already qualified to replace him, and that Christ will soon establish God’s Kingdom on Earth and rule all nations with a rod of iron (Revelation 2:26-27; 11:15; 19:15).

This is the true gospel message Jesus proclaimed during His earthly ministry. Satan hates this truth. He wants to blot it out. 2 Corinthians 4:4 says Satan has blinded human beings to the truth of Christ’s gospel. Satan is the father of lies (John 8:44). He wants to hide the truth about God’s soon-coming rule. He doesn’t want this world looking to God and His law of love for solutions to its problems and troubles. He wants us to remain buried in rebellion and lawlessness (1 John 3:8). It is Satan who is behind mankind’s built-in hostility toward God’s law (Romans 8:7).

Knowing this revealed knowledge enables us to make sense of the hysteria brought on by this disease. These past few months have showcased a wild range of behavior stamped with the devil’s imprint. It started with whatever wrong practices produced this disease in human beings. It continued with the disease spreading due to ignoring biblical laws of health, sanitation, hygiene and quarantine. It continued with the cover-up by China’s police state government, which worked harder to stop the spread of news about the virus than to stop the virus itself.

Once the virus spread beyond China, we saw the World Health Organization, an agency of the United Nations, provide cover for the Communist Chinese government. The WHO director general downplayed the disease’s seriousness in January and said China’s government had done an outstanding job of containing the virus.

Following the impeachment trial of United States President Donald Trump in February, we saw his enemies in the media pivot immediately to propagating coronavirus panic. An army of medical experts rushed to the spotlight, equipped with “incomplete data, wild speculation and frightening comparisons.” Millions were about to die, they said. At the breathless demands of medical and media experts, governments hastily began closing entire economies. Citizens’ rights evaporated. One after another, like dominoes, whole nations went into shutdown.

Panic ensued, not just because of the disease, but also because of government overreach. Hoarders and profiteers cleared supermarket shelves and loaded their pantries and closets with cleaning supplies and toilet rolls. Everyone, it seemed, exploited the crisis. Those who didn’t seemed content to follow the confused and disoriented herd off the cliff.

Buried deep beneath this mass hysteria, sensational and politicized reporting, authoritarian overreach, and audacious assault on liberty was the first casualty of this contagion: the truth.

In mid-December 2019, the Chinese city of Wuhan began witnessing an uptick in pneumonia cases. Local doctors realized they were dealing with a new disease and began to sound the alarm. They were quickly silenced by the Chinese government. By month’s end, after a weeks-long outbreak, China finally alerted the WHO that it was dealing with an unknown contagious disease. During those crucial weeks, 5 million people had traveled through Wuhan. On January 15, the first case arrived in the U.S.

On January 23, with the disease already far beyond its borders, China’s regime decided to lock down Wuhan. It enforced the quarantine just as you’d expect an authoritarian government to: Police drones watched foot traffic and blared commands at people not wearing face masks. The government started tracking smart phones to monitor individuals who may have been exposed to the virus. Those who’d been exposed couldn’t simply isolate themselves: “Video footage revealed police dragging people from their homes to put them into quarantine camps.”

On January 30, WHO Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a Marxist from Ethiopia with no medical experience but a noticeable loyalty to China, declared a public health emergency. He tweeted, “In many ways, China is actually setting a new standard for outbreak response. Our greatest concern is the potential for the virus to spread to countries with weaker health systems ….”

The next day, President Trump took the first serious action to stop the spread of the contagion by restricting travel into the U.S. from China. One doctor quoted in the New York Times called this decision “more of an emotional or political reaction.” Presidential candidate Joe Biden later said it was hysterical and accused President Trump of “xenophobia and fear-mongering.” Other detractors called the president a “racist.” Even the WHO director general criticized the travel ban. On February 4, he said, “Such restrictions can have the effect of increasing fear and stigma, with little public health benefit.”

Meanwhile, mainstream media showed no interest in covid-19. On February 1, Washington Post ran this headline: “Get a Grip, America. The Flu Is a Much Bigger Threat Than Coronavirus, for Now.” USA Today reassured us that “Coronavirus Is Scary, but the Flu Is Deadlier, More Widespread.” At that time, the talking heads were too busy trying to convict President Trump of “abuse of power” and “obstruction” of Congress so they could remove him from office.

On February 5, the Senate “acquitted” President Trump. The Democrat media complex immediately pivoted to the story it had ignored for weeks “coronavirus” while weaponizing the crisis.

On February 12, the Dow Jones Industrial Average peaked at 29,551, its highest mark in history. It didn’t stay there for long. Around that time, covid-19 was spreading rapidly in Iran and southern Europe. To that point, President Trump had been the one Western leader who took measured action to actually contain the outbreak. But suddenly, pundits began saying he wasn’t doing enough.

At a campaign rally in South Carolina on February 28, President Trump accused Democrats and the major media of using the epidemic to try to destroy his presidency. “This is their new hoax,” he said. The radical left swiftly accused him of saying the virus itself was a hoax.

At the end of February, columnist Roger Kimball predicted, “No one knows exactly how far or how fast the coronavirus will spread. Nor does anyone yet know what its toll will be. But those predicting—at times, their eagerness makes it seem they are hoping for—something as deadly … as the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918 when some 50 million were killed are likely to be disappointed.” (Spectator, February 28).

The day after his rally in South Carolina, President Trump called for calm. “We would respectfully ask the media and politicians not to do anything to incite a panic,” he said. “There’s no reason to panic at all. This is something that’s being handled professionally.”

On March 3, WHO Director Tedros, who had “praised” China for containing the virus and “criticized” President Trump for the travel ban, made this shocking announcement: “Globally, about 3.4 percent of reported covid-19 cases have died. By comparison, seasonal flu generally kills far fewer than 1 percent of those infected.”

It turned out that Tedros was frightening the world with dishonest math. He based the death rate for influenza on the estimated number of people infected with the common flu each year. He based the alarming 3.4 percent figure on the number of known cases of coronavirus—those who actually test positive for the disease. The vast majority of those infected are never tested. Other experts issued even more-ominous death rate predictions, some as high as 4 and 5 percent.

To his credit, President Trump dismissed these terrifying predictions. He said on March 5 that the 3.4 death rate was a “false number” because of all the mild cases of coronavirus that are never reported to doctors. Regarding the actual death rate, Trump said he believed the number would be “way under 1 percent.” For this, he was castigated as being ignorant and irresponsible. He doesn’t even believe the virus is real, said the radical left.

On March 9, America’s anti-Trump media had seen enough. CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta said, “Starting today, you will notice that CNN is using the term pandemic to describe the current coronavirus outbreak. It is not a decision we take lightly. While we know it sounds alarming, it should not cause panic” which it immediately did. That day, the U.S. stock market plunged more than 2,000 points.

Why would CNN be ahead of the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in declaring covid-19 a pandemic? Because like so much of what CNN now does, its organizational aim is not to report news, but to make news—“much of it to hurt the president.”

Fox Business commentator Trish Regan noted this on her show the same day Gupta was “inflaming” coronavirus hysteria. She accused the radical left of weaponizing the health crisis against Donald Trump without regard to how much it might hurt the U.S. economy and ordinary Americans. This caused a storm of criticism, and by the end of the week, Fox News executives had suspended Regan, buckling under pressure from leftists who denounced the network for “downplaying” the crisis and covering up President Trump’s “mismanagement” of it. They later fired her.

The World Health Organization followed CNN’s lead on March 11, declaring covid-19 a “global pandemic.” President Trump responded by broadening the travel ban to include incoming flights from Europe. On March 13, he declared a national emergency. But the response measures, drastic as they were, had barely begun.

Together with the radical left, the Democrat media complex, the WHO and China’s Communist government, plenty of Western scientists and medical experts were available to create terrifying models, charts, graphs and reports to show that covid-19 was a catastrophe in the making. For the United States the most authoritative and influential team of experts came from Imperial College London. The New York Times wrote, “With ties to the World Health Organization and a team of 50 scientists, led by a prominent epidemiologist, Neil Ferguson, Imperial is treated as a sort of gold standard, its mathematical models feeding directly into government policies.”

What did the “gold standard” of scientific research uncover about covid-19 and its threat to society? According to the Imperial model, if we took no action to arrest the virus’s spread, 2.2 million in America would die of the Wuhan flu. “These kinds of numbers are deeply concerning for countries with top-drawer health-care systems,” wrote the Washington Post. “They are terrifying for less-developed countries, global health experts say.” In other words, if the U.S. lose 2.2 million people, think about what that means for the rest of the world.

Ferguson’s March 16 report began by saying the public health threat of covid-19 “is the most serious seen in a respiratory virus since the 1918 H1N1 influenza pandemic.” It said that if the U.S. employed more ambitious measures to mitigate the spread (case isolation, household quarantine and social distancing of the elderly), the death count could be reduced to 1.1 million in the U.S.

In other words, do what the Chinese did in Wuhan: Lock it down. China’s crackdown, remember, was praised by Tedros as a “new standard” in confronting outbreaks. And Western officials see Ferguson’s team of epidemiologists as the “gold standard” of scientific research and theory. Not surprisingly, the Imperial team, with its “ties to the World Health Organization,” reached the same conclusion the WHO did.

Ferguson told the New York Times, “Based on our estimates and other teams’, there’s really no option but follow in China’s footsteps and suppress.” Follow Communist China’s lead, or millions and millions of people will drop dead.

And how long would Western governments need to impose a Communist-style lockdown? The “gold standard” recommended up to 18 months. Shutdowns, social distancing the entire population, quarantining the infirmed and their families—for a year and a half! Covid-19 task forces in Washington accepted the catastrophic Imperial forecast without objection. As the New York Times opined, “It wasn’t so much the numbers themselves, frightening though they were, as who reported them: Imperial College London.” The “gold standard” had spoken: “Lockdown is our only option.”

Before Imperial spoke, the government in America favored promoting commonsense guidelines: wash hands frequently, sneeze or cough into your folded arm, stay at home if you are sick, etc. President Trump was disinclined to use government agents to enforce more stringent guidelines. The virus might spread more rapidly without strict measures, he reasoned, but the vast majority of people survive and build up a greater “herd immunity,” which helps shield the public from disease in case it returns next season.

Over the weekend of March 14-15, the Trump administration was briefed on the Imperial College forecast. The sudden, profound impact this model had on the country, and indeed the world, was disastrous.

The president’s own medical expert, director of the “National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases” Anthony Fauci, took to the Sunday shows on March 15 and said, “If it looks like you’re overreacting, you’re probably doing the right thing.” Even if you are young and healthy, he said, you could be a “carrier” who might spread it unknowingly.

On March 16, President Trump’s covid-19 task force released its 15-day “stop the spread” campaign. During the briefing, the president emphasized the commonsense guidelines, but also admonished all Americans to avoid gatherings of more than 10 people and eliminate discretionary travel; he also asked the elderly and vulnerable to self-quarantine.

In the Trump briefing in Washington, Dr. Deborah Birx referred to models the coronavirus task force had been working on with “groups in the United Kingdom.” It was Ferguson’s forecast, the New York Times wrote, that “triggered a sudden shift” in America’s “comparatively relaxed response to the virus.” Thus, it was the Imperial College model, which was essentially based on the WHO model, which was essentially based on the Communist Chinese model, that “jarred” the U.S. into taking the actions that would fundamentally transform the U.S. in ways a contagious disease never could.

“The week before the Imperial model was published, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte imposed a national quarantine on Italy. This followed earlier lockdowns in the regions of Lombardy and Lodi. On March 14, Spain and France closed their borders, shut down businesses, and chased people off the streets.

In the United States, the changeover was swift. On March 10, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said that for most people, this disease “basically acts like a common cold or flu” and that the elderly and sickly were most vulnerable. He gave commonsense guidelines for city residents to remember to protect the elderly. But on the whole, New Yorkers are “pretty tough,” he said, adding, “We cannot shut down because of undue fear.” Just four days later, this same mayor said his staff was on “full crisis footing” and had entered a “wartime dynamic.”

Many state governors and city mayors followed a similar pattern. That same weekend, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine ordered all bars and restaurants to close. He had to take this action because his chief medical adviser said the state already had 100,000 cases of covid-19 and that it would double every six days. Hospitals, he said, needed to prepare for inundation. Just days into the crisis, covid-19 was shutting down America in ways that the Second World War never did.

Media “sensationalism” played a significant role in stoking fear and panic. Columnist Peggy Noonan wrote, “‘Don’t Panic’ Is Rotten Advice,” on March 12, saying “Sometimes paranoia is just good sense.”

On March 14, the New York Times “reported” that as many as 214 million Americans could be infected, 21 million could require hospitalization and 1.7 million could die. This invisible killer would rampage for months, maybe more, and we would have to go to war to stop it.

“I think this could be a six-, seven-, eight-, nine-month affair, watching the trajectory of the virus,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on March 13. Coronavirus, said one Bloomberg headline, would change the way we shop, travel and work for years.

Is it a coincidence that these dire predictions have major political ramifications? Is it a coincidence that the solutions demanded by the press and the political left are massive socialistic interventions? Is it coincidence that disobeying covid-19 guidelines feels like the new racism, and that governments are encouraging people to report their neighbors for such “crimes” as taking a walk? Is the coronavirus reaction interrupting the radical leftist agenda, or is it part of it?

The day after Boris Johnson locked down Britain, Narendra Modi locked down India. At the time, his nation of 1.3 billion people had suffered just 10 deaths linked to covid-19. Modi’s decree triggered an immediate run on stores across the country. The BBC reported, “Correspondents say it is not clear how—or even if—people will now be allowed out to buy food and other essentials.”

That same day, a reporter asked President Trump about the U.S.’s heavy-handed covid-19 countermeasures. He pointed at the medical experts. He said that a “few people” walked into his office and said, “We have to close up the country.” The president added that had he not taken these draconian steps, America would have been “unbelievably criticized.” He then made this remark: “Somehow the word got out that this is the thing we’re supposed to be doing.”

It’s never been done before, but somehow, this is what we’re all supposed to be doing. This is the new normal. This is World War Flu. We’re fighting for our survival, and we’ve all suddenly decided that a sort of public health totalitarianism is our only hope.

The same week President Trump released his 15-day plan to stop the spread, the Department of Homeland Security began to distribute passes to broadcasters allowing them access to their facilities, to travel “during curfews and restricted travel periods,” during these uncertain times. Before 2002, Homeland Security didn’t even exist. Today, it has 240,000 employees and the power to decide which Americans are important enough to travel unmolested.

Then, the last week of March, Congress passed the $2.2 trillion “Cares Act” the biggest spending bill in the history of human civilization.

The act “cares” about ordinary Americans—and also the Kennedy Center, the National Archives, NASA, the Forest Service, the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, and the Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development—all of which received generous coronavirus “relief.”

Kimberley Strassel wrote at the Wall Street Journal, “A rough calculation suggests the single biggest recipient of taxpayer dollars in this legislation—far in excess of $600 billion—is government itself. As liberals often say, never let a crisis go to waste! This legislation may prove the biggest one-day expansion of government power ever.”  America’s “cure” for the crisis is: “Broaden the power of the central government, expand the welfare state, and mortgage our future and the future of our children.”

Republican Rep. Thomas Massie made the mistake of clinging to some principle of constitutional representative government. He demanded that all members of Congress be present for the vote on the $2.2 trillion bill, thus delaying the House vote. He said legislators should be in some small way accountable for the largest expenditure in human history by at least signing their names to it.

Judging by the vitriolic reaction to Massie, you might have thought he was responsible for spreading covid-19. President Trump called Massie a “third-rate grand-stander who only wanted “publicity.” Republicans called on Massie to lose his primary to another Republican challenger during the next election cycle. Former Secretary of State John Kerry said Massie needed to “be quarantined to prevent the spread of his massive stupidity.”

Massie became the least popular man in Washington for demanding a recorded tally for the vote, rather than the anonymous “voice vote” directed by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and preferred by almost every other powerful member of Congress. Pelosi quickly assembled enough representatives in the chamber to overrule Massie, and the voice vote easily moved the bill through to the president’s desk.

Rep. Peter King of New York later said that if anyone in Congress got infected with the virus as a result of having to be present at the capitol to overrule Massie, Massie would have blood on his hands. This is how it works during this “wartime dynamic.” Constitutional norms are suspended. Lock-downs are commonplace. Big government determines who’s essential. And obscenely huge bailouts meet with zero resistance in Congress. Anyone who would dare question these “wartime rules and regulations” must immediately be silenced or branded as a heretic. Everyone must go along. It’s what we’re “supposed” to do.

On March 21, Medium ran an article questioning many of the outlandish predictions for covid-19. To author Aaron Ginn, a Silicon Valley technologist with no background in medicine or infectious disease, the numbers didn’t add up. He said that as testing for the virus increased, the mortality rate would inevitably decline. And sure enough, the two nations that have tested for the disease the most, the United States and Germany, had mortality rates of 1.7 and 0.78 percent at the time of this writing. These rates were not as low as the seasonal flu, but nowhere near as high as Tedros predicted on March 3.

The death rate of 0.1 for seasonal flu is based on the estimated number of flu cases, not of patients who are actually tested. Since we don’t know the number of mild cases of covid-19 that go unreported, the actual death rate for the disease is probably much lower than 1 percent. This was the main point of Ginn’s post. Soon, Medium deleted it for violating Medium rules. As more information on the covid-19 crisis emerges, it is not Ginn who is being proved wrong, but the public health experts.

Another study in America received a lot of attention. It was headlined “U.S. Virus Deaths May Top 80,000 Despite Confinement.” With most of America now glued to the daily death tracker, this study was used to incite more fear and hysteria. The truth behind the headline, however, is that it represented another rapid retreat from the original projections of Spanish flu-like devastation. Eighty thousand deaths from coronavirus is not a repeat of the 1918 pandemic. It’s more comparable to the ferocious flu season of 2017–18, when 45 million Americans were infected, 810,000 were hospitalized and 61,000 died (0.14 death rate). That happened two years ago. And no one cared then. 

CNN’s Sanjay Gupta also reversed course on March 27: “The vast majority of people, even if you are elderly, aren’t going to need hospitalization. The vast majority are going to recover. The vast majority are not going to die.” Just one week before, Gupta said U.S. hospitals were unprepared for what was about to happen. And the week before that, when Gupta declared covid-19 a pandemic, he relied on case studies in China that said 5 percent of those infected became critically ill.

Even Anthony Fauci, who had originally said covid-19 was “10 times more lethal” than the common flu, wrote in the March 26 New England Journal of Medicine: “If one assumes that the number of asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic cases is several times as high as the number of reported cases, the case fatality rate may be considerably less than 1 percent. This suggests that the overall clinical consequences of covid-19 may ultimately be more akin to those of a severe seasonal influenza … or a pandemic influenza.”

By the end of March, President Trump hinted at a possible end to the lockdown madness, sooner rather than later. “We cannot let the cure be worse than the problem itself,” he said on March 22. Two days later, during a virtual town hall at Fox News, the president spoke about how contagious and deadly influenza can be, but America never closes down. “We can’t let this virus destroy our country,” he said. “We have to get back to work.” He suggested April 12 as a possible date for reopening the U.S. economy.

This statement alarmed the experts. Even as they were dramatically lowering their early death toll projections, America was still in grave danger. Fauci rushed to the media, telling them America might lose 100,000 to 200,000 people even under a strict lockdown. The president again decided to comply with their counsel and extended the social-distancing guidelines through the end of April. The experts, you see, “are right, even when they get it spectacularly wrong.”

As for the left-wing media, they are committed to “sensationalizing” this crisis for as long as possible. The longer it lasts, the more it benefits their ratings and their political objectives. Though early polls suggested that a majority of Americans were pleased with how President Trump handled the crisis, the Democrat media complex knows that the only chance for success at the ballot box in November is if the coronavirus death toll keeps rising and the stock market and the economy keep tanking.

Whenever America finally does reopen for business, the president seems confident of a turnaround: “We will come back strong,” he said. And that might be true, at least for the short term.

But what will be the long-term cost of all these “cures”? Once the virus subsides, will governments roll back the socialist programs and release the authoritarian reins? Will the radical left ease off on their unrelenting, irrational and vicious attacks against the presidency and America’s founding principles? Will this be the end of sensational reporting and scaremongering? Will teams of experts return to the university and correct the mistakes that helped to incite a worldwide panic and economic meltdown?

We’ve seen large numbers of people whipping themselves into a frenzy before. The world has grown more and more radical, emotional and panicked, especially over the last few decades. But nothing has illustrated this quite like the reaction to covid-19.

We shut down the world, suspended our constitutional republic, ground economies to a halt, drove millions to joblessness, drained the stock market, spent more money than ever before, massively expanded and empowered government, and ballooned the size of the welfare state. In the end, will it prove to all be in hasty response to the equivalent of, as Dr. Fauci said, “a bad flu season?”

None of this makes sense—unless you realize that it all traces back to one cause. I’m not talking about leftists in America or in other countries, I’m talking about the original source. That one source is Satan the devil. Satan is a real, actual evil spirit being. He is active in the world. In fact, he has power to influence people, and he has successfully deceived the whole world. As Ephesians 2:2 says, the god of this world actually isn’t God the Father or Jesus Christ, it’s Satan! That’s what your Bible says. Isn’t that what you’re seeing on the news right now?

It is crucial to understand how Satan preys on out-of-control emotions! “Whenever people are fighting to survive and emotions are flying, the devil is going to exploit that every time!”

Whether covid-19 has affected or will affect your health, your livelihood or your freedoms, you need to take note of what has just happened to the world. The immensely powerful and self-destructive reaction to a bad flu season illustrates the power of Satan to prey on emotions. He can wreak havoc worldwide. And he can do it in your life too. The battle here is not just against a virus or confusion or misinformation or an agenda. For the world and for you individually, it’s against Satan.

The world won’t see it until it’s too late, will you?

Revival in America

Posted in uncategorized with tags , on April 18, 2020 by andelino

As the Chinese “Wuhan” virus spreads, local shutdown orders have “closed” churches across America. Yet shuttering churches has not caused people to lose interest in religion. Rather, the disease seems to be causing people to reconsider their relationship with God.

McLaughlin & Associates conducted a survey from March 23 to March 26 of 1,000 likely American voters. It showed that 5 percent of respondents believed the Chinese “Wuhan” virus and the economic meltdown were signs of God’s “coming judgment.” Another 17 percent believed it was a “wake-up call for us to turn back to faith in God.” And another 22 percent believed the pandemic was both a sign of “coming judgment” and a “wake-up call.”

Altogether, 44 percent of Americans believe God is using the “pandemic” to send a message.

“The #coronavirus in the #US has also caused many millions of Americans to turn religion, even those who consider themselves atheists.” https://t.co/XBJ1QCfEAr — The Jerusalem Post (@Jerusalem_Post) April 2, 2020

Twenty-nine percent of poll respondents believed coronavirus and the economic meltdown were “signs that we are living in what the Bible calls the last days.” If these numbers are representative of America’s 153 million registered voters, then 44 million voters believe we are “living in the last days”, and 67 million believe God is using coronavirus “to get our attention.”

These beliefs are causing many to take action. The survey indicated that 40 percent of Christ followers were listening to “online” sermons, searching for information about Bible prophecy, or reading their Bibles more often. The same held true for 22 percent of America’s “non-Christians.”

Other sources have confirmed this trend. Pew Research data shows that 55 percent of Americans are praying for an end to the pandemic, including 86 percent of those who regularly pray daily and 15 percent of those who seldom pray. About 6 percent of “agnostics” polled admitted to praying to a God they were not sure “existed” to stop the virus. According to research from the University of Copenhagen, there has been a 40 percent spike in Google searches on “prayer” worldwide.

“From @WSJopinion: Sometimes the most important ingredient for spiritual renewal is a cataclysmic event, writes @rwnicholson_ https://t.co/EPpOc95Ui1 — The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) March 28, 2020

A Wall Street Journal op-ed titled A Coronavirus Great Awakening? noted: “Sometimes the most important ingredient for spiritual renewal is a cataclysmic event. For societies founded on the biblical tradition, cataclysms need not mark the end. They are a call for repentance and revival. Will Americans, shaken by the reality of a risky universe, rediscover the God who proclaimed Himself sovereign over every catastrophe?”

That is a good question that more people need to be asking. The Bible reveals that God is using the virus pandemic as a “wake-up call.” God wants to restore to humanity the awesome potential that Adam and Eve turned their backs on. He wants to convert the heart of every person in the world, to help us see our error in going the wrong way, and instill in us a love for His way.

In 2 Peter 3:9 NIV it says “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” That is His goal: “to bring us to repentance.”

Repentance is different from what most people imagine. It is not a fleeting emotional feeling nor an academic acknowledgment that God is “sovereign over every catastrophe.” Repentance is comparing yourself to the goodness of God and then completely changing the direction of your life by striving to obey God’s law (Matthew 3:8 NIV; Romans 2:4 NIV).

America experienced a superficial “religious revival” after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on New York City. Churches, synagogues and other houses of worship were filled for a few weeks after the terrorist attacks. But people soon went back to their previous way of life after it seemed the danger had passed. That is not the kind of repentance God is looking for.

Most Christian leaders are not really encouraging people to repent. One religious “adviser” in the Trump administration said recently that God was not “judging” America today because “America is not, by and large, characterized by people who are unfaithful to God’s precepts. Conversely, there is only a small minority of individuals who are grossly disobedient to God.”

Yet curses like “coronavirus” and the “economic meltdown” prove that there are far fewer “truly obedient” Americans than this religious adviser supposes. The Bible warns in 1 Corinthians 10:12 NIV, “ So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall!”  The same Bible that prophesies of pandemics (Matthew 24:7 NIV), also reveals there will be a “religious revival” in end-times before Jesus Christ returns. But it will include many “false” preachers.

The fact that more Americans are becoming interested in the Bible and God’s plan for mankind is fantastic news. But a religious “awakening” also means that people need to be especially “on guard” against false teachers as mentioned in Isaiah 30:9-10 NIV “For these are rebellious people, deceitful children, children unwilling to listen to the Lord’s instruction. They say to the seers, See no more visions! and to the prophets, Give us no more visions of what is right! Tell us pleasant things, prophesy illusions.”

Some 67 million Americans believe God is using the China “Wuhan” virus to get their attention, yet they are bombarded with a cacophony of contradictory messages about what God wants from America. “Don’t believe me; don’t take my word. Believe God; believe your Bible.” That is the key to differentiating between God’s true warning message and false ministers who “prophesying deceits.”

As religion takes on a bigger and bigger role in American politics, this is vital for understanding physical and spiritual survival. Time is of essence.

Five Star Red Flag

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , on April 16, 2020 by andelino

The flag of China was officially adopted on October 1, 1949. The red of the Chinese flag symbolizes the communist revolution, and is also the traditional color of the people. The large gold star represents communism, while the four smaller stars represent the social classes of the people. The five stars together reflect the importance placed on the number five in Chinese thought and history. The first flag was hoisted by the PLA on a pole overlooking Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on October 1, 1949, at a ceremony announcing the founding of the People’s Republic.

Due to the “Chinese Wuhan virus” and it’s devastating death toll around the world, “Chairmen of Everything” Xi Jinping serving as the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, President of the People’s Republic of China, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission has commissioned effective April 1, 2020 the new “Five Star Red Flag” based on the countries “pandemic” history.

1338–1339: Bubonic plague
First reported in central Asia
1346: Bubonic plague
Breaks out in China
1350: The Black Death
Responsible for the death of one-third of the world population. Bubonic plague started in Asia and moved west.
1641–1644: Human plague
Originated in a Chinese village where up to 90% of people perished.
1772–1850: Human plague
Breaks out in the Chinese province of Yunnan
1855: The Third Plague Pandemic
Starting in China and moving to India and Hong Kong, the bubonic plague claimed 15 million victims.
1881: Cholera pandemic
It spread throughout Asia killing thousands of people.
1894: Human plague
The plague spreads to Guangdong resulting in the death of more than 70,000 people.
1910: Pneumonic plague
Breaks out in Manchuria, killing more than 60,000 people.
1918: The Global flu
Originated by Chinese laborers the outbreak killed 50 million people worldwide, ranking as one of the deadliest epidemics in history.
1956: Asian flu
Starting in Hong Kong and spreading throughout China and then into the United States, the Asian flu became widespread in England where, over six months, 14,000 people died. A second wave followed in early 1958, causing an estimated total of about 1.1 million deaths globally, with 116,000 deaths in the United States alone.
1968: Hong Kong flu
A new influenza virus of the A type started spreading in Hong Kong from July 1968, going on to infect 500,000 people or 15 percent of the population. It then moved into the rest of Asia, reaching the United States and Europe weeks later.
1997: Bird flu A(H5N1) 
The A(H5N1) strain of bird flu claimed its first lives in Hong Kong in 1997, leaving six dead. It resurfaced in 2003 in Southeast Asia, killing 282 people from 468 infections in 15 countries, according to a WHO toll.
2003: SARS
First identified in 2003 after several months of cases, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome is believed to have started with bats, spread to cats and then to humans in China, followed by 26 other countries, infecting 8,096 people, with 774 deaths.
2009: H1N1 Swine Flu
The virus infected as many as 1.4 billion people across the globe killing more than 575,400 people.
2014: Bubonic plague
A man died of the disease after feeding a dead, plague-infected marmot to his dog in the northwestern city of Yumen.
2019: COVID-19
The first reported case in China appeared November 17, 2019, in Wuhan, Hubei Province. The virus spread beyond Chinese borders and spread globally to more than 163 countries.

Stay tuned learning more about future “pandemics” coming from China.

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