Thursday, April 28, 2016

72 Hours to Chaos

An interesting article from about civilization. This follows this post about Wall Street. This follows this post about the Liberty Bell.This follows this post about LGBT homosexuality. For a free magazine subscription or to get the books recommended for free click HERE! or call 1-888-886- 8632.

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How thin is civilization’s veneer? What could cause average people to steal or turn violent? Learn how not to fear such chaos.


[Gary] In 2005 I worked as a volunteer at a shelter for people displaced by Hurricane Katrina. There was a lot of confusion as hungry, filthy, frightened people who were picked off the roofs of their houses in New Orleans, taken to an airport and flown to San Antonio, Texas, tried to comprehend what had happened to them.
One young woman sat on a cot staring aimlessly. The woman, in obvious shock, ignored the activity swirling around her. I finally stopped, leaned down and asked her if I could help. She looked up with eyes filled with despair and asked, “What happened to my baby?”
I never knew what happened to that woman or if she ever found her baby. Since that time I have often thought about how human life can be degraded by the destructive force of natural disasters. Even more disturbing is the reality of how easy it is for human beings to devalue each other.
On Beyond Today we’re going to discuss why civilization is walking the razor’s edge of anarchy with only “72 Hours to Chaos.”
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[Gary] Working in a shelter for victims of Hurricane Katrina was a study in how the veneer of civilization hides the possibility of chaos. There were many encouraging examples by scores of volunteers who simply showed up and worked, at times without supervision, to unload trucks of food and water, and to set up cots and assist the tired and hungry refugees.
There was no way to be totally prepared for the human tragedy that began to trickle into the shelter. Having lost their homes and personal possessions, the refugees were bused to the shelter, stripped of their filthy clothes, allowed to shower and pick through some donated used clothing, then given a bottle of water and a slice of pizza.
Underneath the attempts to supply basic human needs was a current of chaos. People were lost, confused, many were angry. “Where am I? Why did the levees fail? Why did the state and federal governments let us down? When will I get to go home? What happened to my baby?”
In one instance a policeman was guarding a room full of supplies including stacks of blankets. He had been instructed not to allow any refugees into the room. A small group of men demanded some blankets for their children who were cold. The policeman refused. The standoff was escalating before a volunteer worker explained that the blankets were used and needed to be checked for lice.
One day I received a call from a government worker who was working at another shelter in another city. Her voice trembled as she told me how some refugees had procured guns and they were in fear of a riot. It didn’t take long for civilized behavior to disappear when the basic benefits of civilization–food, water, clothing, shelter–disappeared.
How quickly would your neighbors turn against each other if there was no electricity for just one week? How quickly would people resort to stealing or violence if there was another international great depression like what happened back in the 1930s?
Natural disasters give a glimpse into the weakness of the veneer of civilization. Underneath the thin covering is a boiling pot of chaos. We see how thin that veneer is everyday in crime, violent entertainment, war, euthanasia–which are all examples of how human beings devalue each other. Under stress, the cheapening of other people can collapse into violent anarchy.
A study done a number of years ago in Britain concluded that they are a nation just “nine meals from anarchy.” An article in the Daily Mail reported that it would take only–listen to this, “three full days without food on supermarket shelves, before law and order started to break down, and British streets descended into chaos. A far-fetched warning for a First World Naion like Britain? Hardly. Because that’ exactly what happened in the U.S. in the aftermath in oder to feed themselves and their families.” (Nine Meal for Anarchy, Daily Mail , Rosie Boycott).
In other words, Britain, just like all civilized countries, is only 72 hours from chaos.
How quickly and how far would people go to devalue other human beings in order to justify taking from that person money, food, clothing, a blanket?
There are many historical examples of a group of people denouncing another group of people as subhuman to justify a philosophy of hatred and violence. The Nazi concept of the master race convinced rational civilized human beings that it wasn’t immoral to commit unimaginable horrors on what they saw as lesser human beings.
Now you might be saying, “Well, that couldn’t happen in our society. We’re too educated for that kind of devaluing of others.” The reality is that in spite of the social reforms and human rights progress, especially over the last 200 years in the Western world, the veneer is very thin. The looting and violence we see during a blackout or hurricane are symptoms of a society that already devalues others.
Here’s one example. I recently read an article, written in 1977 by Jesse Jackson titled “How we Respect Life is the Overriding Moral Issue.” He explains that slavery in the United States was only sustainable as long as white slave owners were willing to see blacks as subhuman.
He went on to write, “It was part of the dehumanizing process. The first step was to distort the image of us as human beings in order to justify that which they wanted to do and not even feel like they had done anything wrong.”
He then links the same process to the justification of abortion. He says: “Those advocates of taking life prior to birth do not call it killing or murder; they call it abortion. They further never talk about aborting a baby because that would imply something human. Rather they talk about aborting the fetus. Fetus sounds less than human and therefore can be justified.” (“How We Respect Life Is the Overriding Moral Issue”, Right to Life News , Jesse Jackson, 1977).
The logic in this article is undeniable. The atrocities of slavery can only be justified by civilized people through the dehumanization of the slaves. This is the same degrading of human life that must take place in order to make abortion appear civilized. By the way, Jesse Jackson has since changed his position on abortion.
How thin is the veneer of civilization?
Now here’s another news story, this one from Europe. Prostitution has been a reality in most civilizations throughout history. In the Western world it has been seen as an ugly side of human nature. Prostitution degrades both the institution of marriage and womanhood. It is devaluating for a woman to sell her body as a commodity to be used without consideration of her as a human being.
In November 2012 Zurich, Switzerland legalized drive-in sex boxes. The Telegraph reports that these “garage-like boxes will have roofs and walls for privacy, and easy access for cars.”
Michael Herzig, a representative of Zurich’s social welfare department announced, “The women will be better protected from attack, and it will also mean better business for them. With the women right the sex boxes there is no ‘travel time’ so they can deal with more customers. It’s a better business model than standing on the street.” ( The Telegraph , Matthew Day, Nov. 29, 2012).
A better business model? Switzerland is a civilized nation. Most Swiss take pride in their tolerance and humanity. Yet, for many people in Zurich it doesn’t seem degrading for a woman to sell her body in a government supplied sex box.
What does this matter to you? You may not be concerned with political issues like abortion and who cares about prostitutes in Zurich?
You should find both of these stories disturbing. Through movies, television, radio, music and 24 hour-a-day news you are being desensitized to the great moral issues of our time.
Now all great moral issues are concerned with God’s purpose for humanity and the value of each individual. All moral issues eventually deal with your value.
Now before we talk about the greatest moral issue of our time, I want to mention the short, easy to read booklet we’re offering on today’s program: What is Your Destiny? This 30-page booklet tackles the questions of the ages: Why does all human life have value? What eternal destiny does God have in mind for all human beings? Now to receive a free copy call the number on the bottom of the screen: 1-888-886-8632.
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Why should you care about the greatest moral issues of our time? As long as people leave you alone, let’s all just get along and not judge each other.
Well for many people there is a general sense that the only evil is being intolerant of others. If you accept that view then there are very few evil acts, except maybe to promote that there is absolute good and evil which is seen as intolerant.
Here’s a trait concerning your human nature you need to understand. Now unless you are totally amoral, you want to feel that you are basically a good person. You want to experience high self-esteem about your moral decisions.
Now if you want to feel that you are a good person, what makes up your moral center? What criteria do you use to decide what is good and evil? Or let me put it this way, how hungry would you have to get before you beat your neighbor to death for a granola bar? In the midst of chaos how long would it take you to become barbaric? Seventy-two hours?
Let’s look at one more example then we’ll discuss the most important moral truth of all time. In California a truck filled with live fish on the way to market crashed and 1,600 pounds of bass spilled onto the highway and died. According to an Associated Press release, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals have asked for a memorial to be erected along that stretch of road, quote, “…in order to remind drivers that all animals - whether they’re humans, basset hounds, or bass - value their lives and feel their pain.”
Another spokesperson for PETA announced, “They [the bass] were on their way to slaughter, which is of course pretty hellish. To suffer an accident on the way and be left in the middle of the street is unthinkable.”
Now I tell you this story because for some people the value of the life of fish exemplifies one of the great moral issues of our time. I’m not supporting cruelty to animals, but honoring fish life as having the same value as human life originates in the same perverted moral center as those who support slavery, abortion, euthanasia and genocide.
Now that, I know, that may sound harsh. But it brings us back to the central moral question of all time: What is the value of the life of a human being?
Here on Beyond Today we believe in the God of the Bible and that that this Book was inspired by that Great God to teach human beings their moral center. Now this message is derided by secular humanists, the “enlightened” educational community and unfortunately in many of today’s pulpits.
The Creator God sent His Son to this earth to teach us the way of goodness and happiness. The New Testament book of Hebrews states, “Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself shared the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage” (Hebrews 2:14-15).
Notice that Jesus Christ came to earth as a human being because we are children. Children of whom? Children of God. The great moral truth of our time, of all time, is that God formed human beings because He is creating a family. That’s why you were born! This truth must guide all of your moral decisions.
You were created in the image of God. You were designed to have the same moral center as your Creator. When you have a right relationship with God you will experience a sense of goodness. Now listen to this, when you don’t have the proper moral center you will create your own sense of morality in order to feel good about yourself. When we make up a sense of morality in order to feel good about ourselves we’re just covering our barbarism with veneer.
Supporting a memorial for dead fish feels moral; it feels spiritual to someone who doesn’t understand the unique purpose for human life. Defending the rights of a woman to control her own body by aborting a fetus feels democratic and moral. Until you substitute the words “a child of God made in the image of God” for the word “fetus.” Young SS soldiers experienced very high self-esteem as they tortured and murdered Jews, Poles and Ukrainians because they believed they were subhuman. Many times what human beings make up as morality is the facade that hides our barbarism. God wants to develop in you, in us, human beings the real character that He calls love.
You can begin to understand the great moral center God wants for your life from two short biblical passages.
A man came to Jesus and asked Him, “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?” Jesus said to him, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind,’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets” (Matthew 22:36-40).
You will never understand who you are until you understand Who created you and why He created you.
Until you submit to your Creator God with all your heart, and soul and mind you will continue to create false concepts of right and wrong in order to feel good about yourself and your life will continue to be chaotic. You know, this commandment is the most ignored teaching given by Jesus Christ.
You may praise God, sing to Him and claim to be a believer, but… are all of your emotions, life energy and thoughts dedicated to obedience to God as your Father? Notice it’s a family relationship.
The second passage to help you begin to form a moral center is found in Exodus 20:1-17. These verses record the only time in human history that God spoke to an entire nation and explained basic morality. We call them the Ten Commandments.
Now you might be saying, “Oh, I agree with the Ten Commandments. Our church sent a petition to the mayor because he didn’t want a plaque listing the Ten Commandments, he wanted it removed from the courthouse wall.” Signing that petition made you feel very moral, very religious, didn’t it?
But you see the real moral question is not just about posting the Ten Commandments. Do you obey the Ten Commandments? Are you a moral person? Do you even know what is listed in the Ten Commandments? What about the Second Commandment (Exodus 20:4-5) that forbids the use of images in the worship of God? Do you bow down to statues of Jesus and Mary? What about the Fourth Commandment (Exodus 20:8-10) concerning the seventh-day Sabbath? If you observe Sunday as your day of worship you’re doing nothing more than making up your own sense of morality. What about the Commandment (Exodus 20:16) against bearing false witness? Are you totally honest in your business dealings? The Tenth Commandment (Exodus 20:17) forbids coveting? Do you even know what coveting means?
You see, the reason we live under a facade of civilization is because we live under a facade of religion. It is time for you–right now–to explore your moral center and discover God’s purpose in your life.
Now before we discuss this religious facade, and how you can replace a form of godliness with moral substance, let me tell you about today’s free offer.
Have you ever wondered if you have a purpose or a destiny? What is Your Destiny? is a short, easy to read booklet answering the most important question in your life–why was I born? Discovering the purpose and value of each human life is the basis for all moral issues and questions you have.
The booklet will show you how the Bible reveals that you can have a relationship with God as your Father. And to be a child of God transcends your present life with all its problems. The central message of the gospel of the Kingdom of God is about how you can be in God’s Family for eternity.
You can read What is Your Destiny? online at where you can also watch scores of Beyond Today television programs and BT Daily– a daily commentary to help you make sense of a chaotic world.
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Now let me also tell you about our free magazine, The Good News . If you are not a subscriber then its time you order it and begin using it as a guide to prepare for your destiny. This magazine is an invaluable aid to use in gaining insight into the Bible. It is a magazine of understanding and you can get a free subscription. It is also by the way, available as an iPad app if you prefer to read it on your tablet.
I’m joined by fellow Beyond Today hosts, Darris McNeely and Steve Myers.
[Gary] Why is understanding God’s plan for humanity really at the center and core of moral decision making?
[Steve] Well I think when you begin to realize that God is in charge, God is in charge of this universe, that means He needs to be in charge of my life as well. And when God has a plan and we understand what that plan is, we realize the importance that God places on all human life. And as that standard to live by, I have to order my life by God’s standards then so that I can be a part of that plan. And I think that’s so very important for all of us to realize.
[Darris] It also anchors us in a system of absolutes. Unless there is an absolute authority and an absolute moral code in this world, then everyone is an authority and a power unto themselves. And that’s the starting point. That has to be a starting point for understanding how a universe can work, how a society can work to keep us out of chaos.
[Steve] In fact that goes against culture though when you think about it because we are our own decision makers. We are the authorities in our life but God says, wait a second. The way of man is not in himself is what Jeremiah says. It says that we don’t know the godly way, the right way to order our lives and so we’ve got to look to God for the right order in our lives, rather than take that authority to ourselves.
[Gary] Which just shows that if, you’ll never know who you are until you understand Who created you and why He created you. Now as pastors you deal all the time with people coming to you and dealing with the deconstruction of this veneer of morality and getting into a real core morality based on understanding God. How do you help people go through that process?
[Steve] I think you’ve got to come to see yourself as you really are. If we are going to strip away what’s on the surface to really get down to the heart of the matter, the Bible says our hearts are deceitful. We kid ourselves, we can fool ourselves. And it also says it’s desperately evil. So we’ve got to get beyond the surface and realize that we’re nothing before God and we need Him to really make us valuable in His sight.
[Gary] He gives us value.
[Steve] He does give us value.
[Darris] You talked a lot about a veneer of society in your program today, Gary and really a veneer when it comes to us, down to our level as individuals, stripping away our own veneer and having it exposed. Veneer is really another word for identity. Which is actually our core belief, our core being and really who we are behind that veneer. This table has got a veneer on it.
[Gary] Right.
[Darris] Strip that away and then you really know what’s underneath and that’s what happens with us. And you cannot really understand a true identity unless you understand that we are created in the image of God. It goes back to Genesis 1:26-27 where God says “Let Us make man in Our image.” And in God’s image we were all created. That is a spiritual process. That is a spiritual creation that is on-going and if that is not being done at the inner core of our life and at the basis of our identity then we will build our own veneers but it will be stripped away by time, by events, and it will be proven to be false and hollow.
[Gary] Well, you know we’re in a society that always talks about self-esteem. And you can’t build up people’s self-esteem as a veneer–underneath it’s still chaos. There reaches a point where we have to understand our value comes from our Creator, and that relationship and love we have with our God as Father and Jesus Christ as our Brother.
The basis for all moral decisions begin with understanding that there is a Creator and His purpose in creating humanity is to create an eternal family! That’s why you need to read What is Your Destiny? and share it with others.
You can read What is Your Destiny? online at . Or request your free copy to be send to your home by calling: 1-888-886-8632. That’s 1-888-886-8632. Now let me also tell you about our free magazine, The Good News . The Good News will help you make sense of today’s bewildering news and events in light of biblical prophecy.
In addition, I really encourage you to visit the Beyond Today website where you can find daily video commentaries on breaking news and important biblical topics. Join us throughout the week for BT Daily and get additional analysis on prophecy, the Bible and God’s plan for your life and to give it value.
The shelter for survivors of Hurricane Katrina I mentioned earlier was set up in an abandoned department store. A week later the shock and exhaustion of the refugees was replaced with apprehension about their future. The shelter supplied three meals a day, along with abundant used clothing. Hundreds of people slept on cots, walked the streets around the shelter or watched football on donated television sets. Many displayed a growing sense of boredom.
The week after that first night in the shelter I was walking through a different kind of department store. It was an exclusive shop celebrating a grand opening. Violinists played music while well-dressed patrons received coupons for free roses and waited in line to pay $300 for leather purses. A perky clerk asked if I wanted a whiff of fashionable cologne. I couldn’t help but think of the odor of people who had been trapped in humid attics and thinking about how I was strolling through the facade of civilization–a razor’s edge from chaos.
The greatest moral truth of all time is the reality that the purpose for human life is that God is creating a family. Seek Him and His ways today and you won’t have to fear chaos because the Almighty God will be the center of your life.
Join us next week on Beyond Today as we continue to discover the gospel of the Kingdom. We also invite you to join us in praying, “Thy Kingdom come.” For Beyond Today, I’m Gary Petty. Thanks for watching.
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Mega MayDay Mexican March & The Sada Plan For The U.S.

A timely post from about May Day. This follows this post about Donald Trump. This follows this post about Muslim refugee rapists. This follows this post about the movie Desierto. This follows this post about rap songs referencing Donald Trump.
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"Community Organizers" are planning to repeat the 2006 Marches this May."Community Organizers" are planning to repeat the 2006 Marches this May.

Said In Spanish: Vicente Fernandez’s Extraordinary Anti-Trump Rant; The Sada Plan For The U.S., Mega MayDay Mexican March; Etc.

Guess what? Dubya’s notorious Hispandering 2000 nomination convention featured a singer who was not only a Mexican citizen but turns out to be an extreme Trump-phobe. Figures.
VICENTE FERNANDEZ’s Anti-Trump Rant: “I’ll Spit In His Face, I’ll Mention His Mother”
The famous Mexican singer Vicente Fernandez (right) just had his “farewell concert” on April 16th in the massive Estadio Azteca in Mexico City. Besides the music and the memories, “Chente” included an anti-Trump rant in the performance:
The singer Vicente Fernandez had some words in the concert… for….Donald Trump….the artist interrupted his series of songs to express his opinion of “a candidate” who aspires to the presidency of the United States. He didn’t make direct reference to Trump’s name, but it wasn’t necessary, the simple insinuation was more than sufficient for the assembled public to begin a prolonged booing.
“The day I find him”, guaranteed Fernandez….” I am going to spit in his face, I’m going to mention his mother.” And he added that he was going to say “everything that they haven’t said [to him]” in his [Trump’s] life.
‘Chente’ escupiría y le ‘mentaría la madre’ a Donald Trump, Excelsior, April 17, 2016
gopconvention2000Thus one of Mexico’s most famous singers ends his career by bashing Donald Trump.
Amazing coincidence: back in the year 2000, the year of Dubya’s nomination, a younger Vicente Fernandez (right) performed at the Republican National Convention. [Vicente Fernandez over the years, by Melissa Brown, My San Antonio, undated]
Fitting, isn’t it?
Mexico’s leaders are so rattled over Donald J. Trump they have replaced Mexican ambassador Miguel Basanez with Carlos Sada, who will presumably deal with the Trump Threat more forcefully. Though Basanez oversaw the strategy of getting Mexican immigrants naturalized as U.S. citizens so they can vote against Trump, that wasn’t enough.
Carlos Sada (needless to say a white Mexican) already has plenty of experience, having served as Consul General in the Mexican consulates of San Antonio, Chicago, New York and Los Angeles. Sada also served a stint at the Mexican embassy in Washington, D.C., where he dealt with Congress.
Excelsior reported (my translations):
The task entrusted to the new ambassador by the senators was to defend the interests of Mexicans living in the United States before the overtones of intolerance and strengthen the image of our country…
[Senado aprueba a Sada Solana como embajador en EU, by Hector Figueroa Alcantara , April 21, 2016]
And the new Mexican ambassador has a plan for us:
…a response of the Mexican government to the xenophobic expressions and the exacerbation of a negative image of Mexicans in the United States, thus to correct the absence of a systematic project to counter them.
The new ambassador plans to be more (!) aggressive than the outgoing one. He says:
…among various sectors of the United States there is a negative perception of Mexico, which has been exacerbated in the context of the current electoral process in that country.
Sadly, we have been witnesses of voices that, taking advantage of a sector of the electorate uninformed of and worried about the challenges presented by globalization……they [these voices] distort the nature and importance of the bilateral relationship and minimize the contributions that Mexican migrants make to the U.S. economy and society.
[Sada planea cambio en relación con EU, by Leticia Robles Rosa, Excelsior, April 21, 2016]
In other words, Mexico believes it should have veto power over American voters who want to get control of our border.
Ambassador Sada has an eight-point plan to keep us in line (“to achieve legal security for the 35 million Mexicans [n.b. including U.S. born-Mexican-Americans] who reside in the United States”):
The 8 Point Sada Plan:
  1. The reactivation of the Mexican consular network in the United States. (When was it ever de-activated?)
  2. “The protection and empowerment of the connacionales [fellow Mexicans], from achieving the dual nationality to reducing their vulnerability to get access to better schools, jobs and credit.” (Notice the open call for dual nationality for Mexicans in the US.)
  3. Re-organize Mexican Diaspora groups in the United States.
  4. Cultural and Educational Diplomacy.” (Excelsior reports that such efforts “are not accomplishing their purpose,” which suggests Sada has in mind something far more aggressive than just sharing Mexican culture.)
  5. “Strengthening the relationships between legislators and local officials in both nations.” (State legislators and municipal governments should be working with the Mexican government?)
  6. To work toward the accomplishment of “migratory reform” (a.k.a. Amnesty).
  7. A Smart Border” (This ostensibly means more advanced technology on the border, but actually means keeping the border open—and, above all, no Trump Wall.)
  8. Revitalization of the Merida Initiative. (The U.S.-Mexican agreement aimed at fighting narcotics trafficking and international criminal gangs. Mexico wants the elimination of the stipulation that 15% of the funding depend upon Mexican human rights progress.)
The Sada Plan is just more Mexican meddling and a continuing effort to use Mexican-Americans as a subversive force within our country.
Will any of our politicians complain about this? Is this our election, or Mexico’s?
May_1_2006_Rally_in_ChicagoRemember the heady days of the Dubya Administration, when masses of illegal aliens demonstrated in American streets?
Well, a new one is planned for May Day in Los Angeles, partly in commemoration of the marches ten years ago and partly to bash Donald Trump. The plan is to carry a banner at the front of the parade reading Construyamos puentes, no muros. Alto a Donald Trump [“Let us construct bridges, not walls. Stop Donald Trump”]. [Marcharán este Primero de Mayo contra el odio racial en Los Ángeles, By Isaías Alvarado, La Opinion, April 5, 2016]
Most Mexican immigrants to the United States aren’t pioneers. They usually migrate to American communities already filled with other Mexicans, usually Mexicans from their own city or region. As a result, certain “Mexican” colonies in the United States are really colonies of particular Mexican localities.
Most of the Mexicans in New York City are from the state of Puebla. In honor of them, the BBC’S Spanish-language outlet BBC Mundo (that’s Spanish for “world”), just ran a piece entitled “Pueblayork”: la ciudad “secreta” de mexicanos que sostiene a Nueva York, [“’Pueblayork’”: the ‘secret’ city of Mexicans that sustains New York”]:
In a business carnitas of pork tacos are sold. A few steps away is a store that offers dresses for girls who turn 15, and after that a restaurant where the daily menu is verdolagas in green sauce, potato quesadillas and lamb mixiotes, a lamb stew that is prepared steamed.
The signs in the businesses, the vendors’ offers and the conversations that are heard are in Spanish. It seems like any street in any city of Mexico. But it isn’t.
This is Roosevelt Avenue, the principal street of the Elmhurst neighborhood of Queens, in New York.
For decades the neighborhood has been one of the refuges for Mexicans who enter the United States without documents. [Sic—did they forget their passports?]
Many of the neighborhood are from Puebla, the state that contributes the most migrants to the city. In fact, they were the first Mexicans to arrive to this city, says Joel Magallan, founder of the Tepeyac Association of New York.
[by Alberto Najar, April 19, 2016]
BBC’s Najar reports that “Over a million poblanos live in the United States, the majority in New York neighborhoods.” In fact, he claims that one-sixth of the inhabitants of Puebla now live in New York. That has led to the Big Apple being referred to in Mexico as “Pueblayork”.
Mexicans have a highly inflated sense of their contributions in the United States, and the article reports that “the migrants believe that without their work the city would be a chaos.”
The aforementioned Tepeyac association has its own office in Manhattan, from which the group has, among other things, organized anti-deportation protests. The organization also has classes for DACA recipients.
Needless to say, Donald Trump comes up. One Carlos Juarez Hernandez, a Puebla native and 20-year old DACA beneficiary, declares:
I am not afraid, but sometimes it makes me angry. I speak with the Mexicans who were born here [Once again, this means U.S. born-Mexican-Americans] and I tell them, go vote, we need the Latino vote because, if not, that Trump will take everything.
Last year I reported that Mexico has come out with a new type of Voter ID for Mexicans in the U.S., so they can vote in Mexican elections from here.
Now that plan is being executed. La Opinion reported Llegan las credenciales para votar en México desde Estados Unidos , [“The Credentials Arrive to Vote in Mexico From the United States,” by Isaías Alvarado, La Opinion, April 5, 2016].
At the Los Angeles consulate, nearly 5,000 Mexicans had requested such IDs. Nationwide, about half a million are to be distributed, with many more in the future.
La Opinion includes a toll-free number so readers can contact the consulate to get their Mexican IDs. They need a birth certificate, photo ID and proof of residence. (Nothing about proof of legal residence in the U.S. of course).
There’s a larger strategy here. Mexico is trying to facilitate dual citizenship so Mexicans can continue to receive benefits from the American government while still remaining a part of the Mexican nation. And it’s working.
American citizen Allan Wall (email him) moved back to the U.S.A. in 2008 after many years residing in Mexico. Allan`s wife is Mexican, and their two sons are bilingual. In 2005, Allan served a tour of duty in Iraq with the Texas Army National Guard. His VDARE.COM articles are archived here; his articles are archived here ; his News With Views columns are archived here; and his website is here.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Snake Bit on Wall Street

An interesting article from about Wall Street. This follows this post about the Liberty Bell.This follows this post about LGBT homosexuality. For a free magazine subscription or to get the books recommended for free click HERE! or call 1-888-886- 8632.

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The Occupy Wall Street movement gets a second life today. But what's it all about?


[Darris McNeely] If you’ve been confused about the Occupy Wall Street Movement, so have I and so have a lot of other people. It reminds of being snake bit–seeing all of these protests across the United States and other world capitals against the world economic financial condition.
[Steve Myers] Well, it certainly reminds you of how do we fix our problems? You know, people come up with all kinds of solutions and the latest one is protesting and violence in many cases. So, is that what solves our problems? Is that really where it’s at?
[Darris McNeely] Well, you know, Steve, they drove them out of Zuccotti Park in New York earlier this week and today they’re threatening to come back in by the tens of thousands and maybe getting a second life it seems with this protest movement. And, again, are they…There’s even confusion about the goals that they have and what they actually want to do…some want to bring down the whole economic system, whole system of capitalism.
[Steve Myers] It’s interesting, some of the goals, are they good? Some of the things I’ve heard, yeah. Is man’s system working in some ways? Yeah.
[Darris McNeely] There are problems.
[Steve Myers] But in other ways there are problems.
[Darris McNeely] And we know now this has come three years after the near collapse of Wall Street and the entire American and world financial system that has been tried to be put back on track, yet there has been recessions that have kept it from really operating and coming back with all engines operating. And we’re still in the middle of a mess and that seems to be fueling this. This seems to be a symptom of larger problems.
[Steve Myers] Boy, is it ever. Absolutely.
[Darris McNeely] It reminds me of the story you told in a Beyond Today program recently that we did of the canary in the coal mine that starts to sing when the gases get a little bit too high. This is a symptom of something bigger. That, um, just won’t go away.
[Steve Myers] And where do you look? Are we looking to Wall Street to solve our problems or do you take down Wall Street so we can solve our problems. Or is there a different place that we need to look?
[Darris McNeely] Well, the problem is in leadership. The problem is in some workable solutions. It reminds me of a scripture in the book of Amos, where the prophet Amos talks about conditions at the time of the end. People are told there that they will flee from a lion, and run into a bear. They will run into a house and put their hand against a wall and get bit by a snake (Amos 5:18-20). Everywhere they turn, they don’t find solutions, they find bigger problems.
[Steve Myers] That’s right
[Darris McNeely] And I think that’s where we are right now.
[Steve Myers] Are we solving our own problems? I think that scripture points it out. As long as we keep looking to ourselves we’re going to be snake bit. We’re going to run into a bear. We’re going to run into a lion. So are we looking to God for the solution? Proverbs says that we look to God. He knows how to direct our steps (Proverbs 3:5-8).
[Darris McNeely] That’s BT Daily. Join us next time.

Islamic State hacks Michigan church website: “We will break your crosses and enslave your women by permission of Allah”

A timely post about from about Muslim attacks on Christians. This follows this post about Saudi Arabia and 9/11. This follows this post about Islamophobia. This follows this article about American energy independence and preventing money from going to hostile countries. For more, you can read two very interesting books HERE.You can follow me here.

Islamic State hacks Michigan church website: “We will break your crosses and enslave your women by permission of Allah”

What did this church do to attract the jihadis’ attention? Did one of their clerics host a Muhammad cartoon contest? They must have provoked the poor dears in some way. Everyone knows that jihadis would all be stockbrokers if only we wouldn’t keep poking them in the eye. When will the churches learn to submit properly? Oh wait, the submission is already in full swing: “Attendance to the church’s next sermon was of only six people.” The West, especially the churches, appears to be populated almost entirely today by cowards and trimmers. Unless this changes, total surrender will not be long in coming.
“Church Website Defaced with Ominous Jihadi Message,” by Catalin Cimpanu, Softpedia, April 25, 2016 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
Late Friday afternoon, pro-ISIS group the United Cyber Caliphate has defaced the website of the Lamont Christian Reformed Church in the city of Lamont, near Coopersville, Michigan.
A 15-year-old teenage girl discovered the website’s defacement while searching for the church’s phone number, according to local TV station FOX17.
The defacement consisted of a YouTube video and written Arabic text. The YouTube video is a famous ISIS recruitment material from Abu Muhammad al-Adnani al-Shami, the official spokesperson and a senior leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
The video was published many years ago, but it’s still ominous even today, with al-Shami saying “We will conquer your Rome, break your crosses and enslave your women by the permission of Allah, the Exalted. This is His promise to us, He is glorified and He does not fail in His promise.”
C.C.S. Technologies, the company in charge of the church’s website restored the site the following day. Attendance to the church’s next sermon was of only six people….
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

There's More Than a Crack on the Liberty Bell

An interesting article from about the Liberty Bell. This follows this post about Christians and Passover.This follows this post about LGBT homosexuality.This follows this post about Planned Parenthood in light of Kamala Harris's raid. For a free magazine subscription or to get the books recommended for free click HERE! or call 1-888-886- 8632.

The Fourth of July is coming up this week. This holiday honors a unique event in history. It's a commemoration of the time when men declared themselves free of the hereditary rule of other men and established a society not guided by right of birth, but guided by the privilege of individual freedom based on “the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
July 4, 1776 began a new historical era in human relationships. Nothing would ever be the same again. History had reversed itself. Based on these tenets of individual liberty, the 13 colonies would ultimately emerge into becoming the Unites States of America, and would ultimately become the dominant nation on earth and the main exporter of the notion of political freedom.
Other than the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, there is perhaps no more revered icon of liberty in America that depicts “feelings of the Fourth” other than the Liberty Bell. Its claim on Americans' affections comes from the fact that its toll rallied the people of Philadelphia to the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence in front of Independence Hall on July 8, 1776. It was here that the common man would become attuned to his destiny. “Let freedom ring” is often associated with this single piece of molded iron.
But what about the familiar crack up the side of the bell? The bell has a notorious history of trial and error in its many moldings and later tollings, but it is commonly agreed that the final expansion of the crack, which would silence the “Bell of Freedom,” occurred on Washington’s Birthday in 1846. Now it is simply a monument for the ages.
But what other resonating message does this now dormant bell still tell us besides the exploits of the American Revolution and the faulty casting that ultimately led to its famous crack? Embedded into its iron fabric is an inscription from the biblical passage of Leviticus 25:10 which says, “Proclaim Liberty Throughout All the Land Unto All the Inhabitants.”
But why this phrase on this particular bell? It's best understood by opening up your Bible to the same scripture and focusing on the preceding thought of “And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year.”
The bell was commissioned to be crafted by the Pennsylvania Assembly to commemorate the 50-year anniversary of William Penn's 1701 Charter of Privileges. This progressive document, Pennsylvania’s first constitution, established broad freedoms regarding religious expression, a humane stance regarding Native Americans, and the inclusion of the citizenry in local government issues. Penn's genius of establishing new approaches to relationships in a New World was worthy of a golden anniversary memento.
But what liberty was being proclaimed in the original context of the scripture embedded next to the famous crack? And when was it proclaimed?
The preceding verse of Leviticus 25:9 states: “Then you shall cause the trumpet of the Jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the Day of Atonement you shall make the trumpet sound throughout all the land.”
A reading of the entirety of Leviticus 25 will reveal to you that every 50 years at this time: 1) Families that had lost their land had it returned; 2) People who had become indentured servants due to economic conditions were released; and 3) In general, debts were forgiven. No wonder liberty was proclaimed “throughout the land” with the dawning of a new existence on the Day of Atonement.
Does this sound too good to be true? What is this Day of Atonement that is mentioned in verse 9? Does it have any relevance to our day? Or is it simply a cherished relic of the past, like the Liberty Bell, which has seen its best days come and gone?
Actually, it's a day whose meaning reveals and annually reminds Christians that we are truly free in Christ and that ultimately “the rulers of the darkness of this age” (Ephesians 6:12) will be cast aside on the trash heap of history on the ultimate independence day of the future.
Want to know more? Just click on to our Literature Library Section, then go to Booklets, and click on to God's Holy Day Plan: The Promise of Hope for All Mankind . The section on the Day of Atonement begins on page 38. It explains the future reality of how God is going to elevate all humanity to the ultimate rights of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
Until then, we wish you a happy Fourth of July—and remember, there’s more than a crack on the bell.

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