The Truth About The Confederate Battle Flag – audio file included

Enclosed in this post is a stirring, moving speech given by Pastor John Weaver on the Confederate Battle Flag and his accompanying essay, although, the speech is not a verbatim of the attached essay.

Pastor Weaver appears very passionate about the south, what the Confederacy represented and how it could help all Americans today resist the almost total control of this central government hydra that is preparing to dispose of many Americans particularly whites.

Although, most know that I abhor mixing politics and religion, but during Civil War times both appeared intrinsically linked.

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microphonenewLink to Pastor Weaver’s speech – THIS IS A MUST LISTEN!

http://scvcamp.org/georgia12thbrigade/audio/dsl/TruthAboutConfederateFlag.m3u

 


 

Essay – The Truth About The Confederate Battle Flag

Open your Bibles to the Book of Numbers Chapter 1. Numbers Chapter 1 and we will read some verses there and then in Chapter 2 as well. Numbers Chapter 1:52 – “And the children of Israel shall pitch their tents every man by his own camp and every man by his own standard throughout their hosts.” Note that phrase, “Every man by his own standard throughout their hosts.” Now look in Chapter 2:2. “Every man of the children of Israel shall pitch his own standard or banner or flag with the ensign, banner or flag, of their fathers house far off about the Tabernacle of the Congregation shall they pitch. And on the east side toward the rising of the sun shall they of the standard of the camp of Judah pitch throughout their armies; and Nahshon, the son of Amminadab shall be Captain of the Children of Judah.” Notice if you would please, in verse 10, “On the south side shall be the standard of the camp of Reuben according to their armies: and the captain of the children of Reuben shall be Elizur the son of Shedeur.” Note on the south side shall be the standard of the camp of Reuben. Look in verse 17, “Then the tabernacle of the congregation shall set forward with the camp of the Levites in the midst of the camp: as they encamp, so shall they set forward, every man in his place by their standards. On the west side shall be the standard of the camp of Ephraim according to their armies: and the captain of the sons of Ephraim shall be Elishama the son of Ammihud.” Then verse 25, “The standard of the camp of Dan shall be on the north side by their armies. And the captain of the children of Dan shall be Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.” And then verse 31, “And they that were numbered in the camp of Dan were an hundred thousand and fifty and seven thousand and six hundred. They shall go to hindmost with their standards.” Then verse 34, “And the children of Israel did according to all that the Lord commanded Moses so they pitched by their standards and so they set forward every one after their families according to the house of their fathers.

Let me begin by asking a simple question. Why in the world is there so much fuss over a flag? Is a standard, a banner, and ensign, or a flag worth fighting about? Everyone knows that a flag is a symbol. It represents something. But what is it a symbol of and what does it represent? If you will study your Bible you will find that our English word “flag” does not occur in our Bibles, except to refer to “the reeds” or more specifically the “paper I plant that dwells by the riverside.” But if you will take the time to go through a concordance you will find that the word “banner,” the word “standard,” the word “ensign” occurs frequently over and over. I want you to see by way of introduction tonight the importance of a flag or the importance of a standard. You see, when the children of Israel were encamped in the wilderness they camped everyone under their own standard. Do you realize that they were centered around that Tabernacle according to their standards as well? If you will look back in your Bibles to the Book of Numbers 2:2. Note this statement: “Every man of the children of Israel shall pitch by his own standard. So evidently a tribe had its own standard, with the ensign of their father’s house. So there were not only tribal standards, there were also family standards, so usually then, each family carried two banners – one for their tribe and one for their father’s house. And of course, all of these families in Israel, all of the tribes then were centered around that tabernacle. When they marched, they marched according to the order that God gave. Now there were four leading tribes: the Tribe of Judah, Rueben, Ephraim and Dan. Now according to tradition, the standard of the Tribe of Judah had a Lion on it. Hence we know Christ as the “Lion of the Tribe of Judah.” That of the Tribe of Rueben had the likeness of a man’s head. That of the Tribe of Ephraim had the figure of an ox and that of the Tribe of Dan had the symbol of an eagle. If you will study the book of Ezekiel, you will find the four living creatures there that Ezekiel saw had the faces of these four standards that are mentioned here in the Book of Numbers, Chapter 2.

Now I want you to turn in your Bibles to Psalm 20:5. The Word of God says this: “We will rejoice in thy salvation and in the name of our God we will set up our banners. The Lord fulfill all thy petitions.” So banners or flags then have a religious significance. Here is the importance of a banner: we set it up in the name of our God. It represents our theology. It represents our Christianity. Look in your Bibles to Psalm 60:4. Note how plain the Bible is here. Psalm 60:4: The Word of God says, “Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee that it may be displayed because of thy truth.” So God then gives us a banner that we might display that banner. Why? Because of the truth. Not because of error, not because of anything else, but because of the truth. Now go back in your Bibles to the Book of Exodus 17:15. You are going to be surprised when you find one of the names of God mentioned here in the Bible. Exodus 17:15, “The Children of Israel had fought against the Amalikites and had won.” God had given them the victory. Exodus 17:14: Note what God tells Moses. “And the Lord said unto Moses write this for a memorial in a book and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under Heaven. And Moses built an altar and called the name if it Jehovah-nissi. Jehovah-nissi. For he said because the Lord had sworn that the Lord would have war with Amalek from generation to generation.” Now note Moses built an altar and called the name of it Jehovah-nissi. Jehovah-nissi means “the Lord our banner.” In other words God is the banner of His people. The name of God is associated with the warfare of His people. So a flag then is not just given to us for the truth, but God Himself is said to be our flag, our banner. Look in your Bibles at the Book of Isaiah 59:19. Here is a very powerful verse. Look in Isaiah 59:19. Note, if you would this verse: “So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the West and His glory from the rising of the Sun when the enemy shall come in like a flood, the spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard or banner against him.” Did you hear what I just read? When the enemy shall come in like a flood then the spirit, that is the third person of the Trinity, then the Holy Spirit shall lift up a standard against him. Now let me ask you a question. If the Holy Spirit is lifting up a banner, if he is lifting up a standard against the enemies of God’s people, what standard or what banner is he lifting up? Look in your Bibles to Isaiah 11:10 and you will find out. Note if you would please, what the Word of God says concerning Christ, “And in that day there shall be root of Jesse which shall stand for an ensign or a flag of the people and to it shall the Gentiles seek and his rest shall be glorious.” So when the enemies of the Lord come in like a flood, the Spirit of God lifts up a standard against them and that standard is Jesus Christ! So God the Father is said in the scripture to be our banner. God the Son is said in the scripture to be our banner. I don’t know about you, but I believe God places a great deal of importance upon banners and flags and ensign in the Word of God.

No one can deny the importance of a standard based upon the Word of God. But what about the Confederate Flag? Is the Confederate Flag a Christian symbol? Interestingly, when one mentions the Confederate Flag, usually what comes up in someone’s mind is the battle flag as we see right here. I want you to know tonight that there were numerous Confederate Flags. This is the battle flag. Let me just point out the fact that there were five major flags. There were many, many more, but the first flag that I want to point out is the Bonnie Blue flag which was a solid blue flag with a single star right in the middle. Now the Bonnie Blue flag was the unofficial flag of the Confederate States of America. It was never officially adopted, but it was an extremely popular flag and there is a song written about it from that period. Then secondly, there is what is known as the first “National Flag”, which is sometimes called the Stars and Bars. Now there is a problem, and I am going to deal with it a little bit later. But the Stars and Bars looked a lot like the Stars and Stripes, and there was a conflict because of that. Then thirdly, there was the second “National Flag”, which is referred to as the stainless banner. It just had this symbol in the upper left-hand corner and then it was pure white; it was silk. The only problem with the stainless banner was when the wind was not blowing and it was folded, it sometimes looked like a flag of truce, or a flag of surrender. And then fourthly, we have the third “National Flag” and that was the same stainless banner but with a solid red bar all the way down it and that is the one that is usually flying today. It was officially adopted, but very few of them were issued. And then of course, we have the Confederate Battle Flag as we know it. Interestingly enough, the first four flags are very rarely spoken against because most people don’t even know about their existence, and they are totally absolutely ignorant of them and so consequently it is the battle flag that catches most of the flak.

So let me begin tonight with some negatives. I want to tell you what the Confederate Battle Flag does not represent! I want to tell you what it does not symbolize and I want you to hear me very carefully, because I am going to give you the historical proof for what I am going to say. First of all, the Confederate Battle Flag is not a racist flag. I can hear it now though, “Brother Weaver, don’t you know that the Ku Klux Klan uses the Confederate Battle Flag, and don’t you know that the white supremacists groups use the Confederate Flag, and don’t you know the hate groups use the Confederate Flag?” Yes, I know this. But I also know that they use the Stars and Stripes and I also know they even use the Christian flag as well. Let me ask you a question. Why are not the Stars and Stripes and Christian flag considered racist flags as well? I mean if someone is going to be guilty by association, or if something is going to be guilty by association, I can show you pictures of the KKK marching in Washington, D.C. and there was not one Confederate Flag amongst them. They are all carrying the Stars and Stripes, the U.S. Flag! If we are going to condemn the flag because the KKK and the white supremacists and the hate groups use it, let’s condemn all the flags. Be consistent! Condemn the Stars and Stripes. Condemn the Christian flag. Let me ask you another question, just to show you the absurdity of this position. Do you realize that the Darlington 400 for years used a picture of the Confederate Flag on its billboard and advertised itself as the Rebel Raceway? Does that mean that anyone who attends the Darlington 400 is a racist? What about the Scottish soldiers? I’ll explain this a little bit later. Even today Scottish Soldiers who were in the British Army wear the cross of Saint Andrews. Does that mean that all Scottish soldiers are racist as well?

Let me show you the enmity and the hatred and the venom that is being spoken against this flag and I am going to tell you why before I close tonight. I found a website and the name of the website was basically, “The Confederate Flag Must Go!” and it was put there by Jack Crawford, who evidently is a black man based upon his other writings, and here is what he said. I am quoting him verbatim, I took it off his website. He says this, “The Confederate flag is a well recognized international symbol of racism, slavery, hatred, murder and white supremacy. It should be outlawed, not just banned. Anyone flying it should be corrected in a manner that is usually reserved for overseers, slave masters, and leaders of lynch mobs responsible for the murder of children. Am I clear?” So what does Mr. Jack Crawford say? He says anyone who flies this flag ought to be condemned to death. That is basically what he is saying. What would you do to a murderer who formed a lynch mob and hung a child? Well, very clearly you would see that he got the death penalty. Well that is what he is saying. Now let me just tell you very quickly, Mr. Crawford’s statement is unhistorical. It is unconstitutional and it is untrue. Do you realize that most attackers of the flag are either motivated by historical ignorance or pure unadulterated malice toward the South, its symbols, its heritage and its people? In 1994, a Harris Poll found that two-thirds of black Americans had no problem with the Confederate Flag. No problem at all! Why in the world make the flag an issue? In fact, there are numerous black Americans that speak out for the Confederate Flag. Let me give you one of them. R.J. Wilkins of Miami, Florida, had this to say. They were flying the Confederate Flag at the capitol in Tallahassee, Florida, and he wrote this: “I am a black man who is not offended by the flying of the Confederate Flag beside the Capitol in Tallahassee, Florida. The Confederate Flag is as much a part of my history as it is of any white person. It may not represent the best of my race, or be held by some as a contribution to this country’s greatness, but it does to me. My great grandparents were a part of the plantations. They worked the cotton fields, cleaned the big houses and in many ways supported the development of American society. We should let the Confederate Flag fly as a reminder of our American history both black and white.” But let me tell you something. You want to hear a black man speak out and speak the truth? Let me give you a quote that W. Earl Douglas gave. He was a black journalist in Charleston, South Carolina, and he is now dead, but here is what he said concerning the Confederate flag, ”If hate had been the prevailing emotion between the races, then it is a safe bet that the Confederacy would have never been born.” Did you hear what he said? If hate had been the prevailing emotions between the blacks and the whites in the South, he is saying it’s a safe bet that the Confederacy would have never, ever been born. I continue, ”Fortunately,” he says, ”There was love, understanding, and compassion.” Now listen to what this black man says. ”And the two greatest lies ever perpetrated by history are, number one, that the South instigated the war, and number two, that it was fought by the North for the purpose of freeing the slaves! The Negro was merely used as the excuse for that War while the real reason for it is reflected in every area of our lives where the tentacles of government form the bars of a new slavery. No! Don’t furl that Confederate Battle Flag. Let it wave all across the South to remind Americans that there exists here a yearning for liberty, freedom, and independence that will not be denied. Let it fly as a testimonial to real men and real women who would rather work and fight and shed tears than to beg the government for charity.” He understood, folks. He had more sense and more knowledge than most people today.

You see the Confederate Battle Flag is not a racist symbol and it never has been. One of my favorite stories is about a black representative, John F. Harris, who was a legislator in Washington County, Mississippi. And he had the opportunity to vote for Senate Bill #25, which was a bill to erect a Confederate Monument on the Capitol Square in Jackson, Mississippi. Now the bill did pass and Mr. Harris, who was sick and got out of his bed to give his speech before the Senate, did so and, on February 23, 1890, the Daily Clarion Ledger of Jackson, Mississippi printed his speech in full. Let me read a portion of it to you. He says, ”Mr. Speaker, I have arisen here in my place to offer a few words on the bill. I have come from a sick bed. Perhaps it was not prudent for me to come, but Sir I could not rest quietly in my room without contributing a few remarks of my own. I was sorry to hear the speech of the young gentlemen from Marshall County. I am sorry that any son of a soldier should go on record as opposed to the erection of a monument in honor of their brave dead. And Sir, I am convinced that had he seen what I saw at Seven Pines and in the seven days fighting around Richmond, the battle field covered with the mangled forms of those who fought for their country and for their countries honor, he would not have made that speech. When the news came that the South had been invaded, those men went forth to fight for what they believed. And they made no requests for monuments. But they died and their virtues should be remembered. Sir, I went with them. I too wore the Grey. The same color my master wore. We stayed four long years and if that war had gone on until now, I would have been there yet. I want to honor those brave men who died for their convictions. When my mother died I was a boy. Who Sir, then acted the part of a mother to the orphaned slave boy but my old misses. Was she living now or could speak to me from those high realms where gathered the sainted dead, she would tell me to vote for this bill and, Sir, I shall vote for it. I want it known to all the world that my vote is given in favor of a bill to erect a monument in honor of the Confederate dead.” Here was a man, a black man, who wore the Confederate gray and he understood the War was not a racist War. Now, let me tell you, the Confederate Flag is not a racist flag.

But, now wait, if you want racism, if you want hatred, if you want white supremacy, I will tell you where to find it – under the Stars and Stripes, the U.S. Flag. Not under the Confederate Flag. Do you realize the Emancipation Proclamation was signed on January 1, 1863? On August 14, 1862, less than five months before the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, Abraham Lincoln invited a number of leading blacks to the White House to give them his words of wisdom and to demonstrate to them why he was attempting to colonize them back in Africa. By the way, Lincoln’s Negro policy was to send them all back to Africa. That was his policy. William Seward, William Stanton, all of them wanted the same thing. And so he invited these Negroes to come to the White House to hear his words of wisdom, and I am quoting verbatim what Lincoln said. Listen carefully, he says, “Why should people of your race be colonized and where? Why should they leave this country? This is perhaps the first question for proper consideration. You and we are different races. We have between us a broader difference than exists between almost any other two races. Whether it is right or wrong I need not discuss. But this physical difference is a great disadvantage to us both as I think. Your race suffers very greatly, many of them by living among us, while ours suffers from your presence. In a word, we suffer on each side. If this is admitted it affords a reason at least why we should be separated. You are free men here I suppose. Perhaps you have been long free, all of your lives. Your race is suffering, in my judgment, the greatest wrong inflicted on any people, but even when you cease to be slaves, you are yet far removed from being placed on an equality with a white race. The aspiration of men is to enjoy equality with the best when free, but on this broad continent, not a single man of your race is made the equal of a single man of our race.” – Abraham Lincoln. Let me translate that: Blacks aren’t equal to Whites, never will be. That is what he just got through saying. Listen to what Lincoln said in a speech in Charleston, Illinois, 1858. Lincoln said, “I am not now nor have ever been in favor of bringing about in any way the social or the political equality of a White and Black races. I am not now, nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of Negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor of intermarriages with white people. There is a physical difference between the white and black races, which will forever forbid the two races from living together on social or political equality. There must be a position of superior and inferior and I am in favor of assigning the superior position to the white man.” – Abraham Lincoln. You see the Confederate flag has never stood as a racist symbol. If you want racism, you go to the Stars and Stripes. In the South, although there was separation, the blacks respected the whites and the whites respected the blacks. And I will tell you this, there was no trouble in the South back then nor in the 1960’s until the North came down and started stirring up trouble. So the Confederate flag is not a racist flag. Secondly tonight, the Confederate flag is not a flag of slavery. It does not represent slavery. Are you listening to me tonight? There was not one slave ever brought into this country under the Confederate flag. Every slave that was brought into this country was brought in by Northern ships under the Stars and Stripes. There was not even a slave brought into this country on a Southern vessel! The slaves were brought into this country on Northern vessels under the Stars and Stripes.

Did you know that out of the 224 years that slavery was legal in this country, only four of those years did the Confederate Battle Flag fly? And by the way, there were slaves in this country in 1620. What flag flew over the country more than any other flag during those 224 years? It was the Stars and Stripes. It wasn’t the Confederate Battle Flag. It was the Stars and Stripes! Why hate and attack the Confederate Flag? I mean, if you want to hate a flag of slavery then you ought to hate the Stars and Stripes! And if you want to hate another flag of slavery, why not hate the British flag? Did you know that England was responsible for taking five million blacks from Africa and selling them to every country under the sun? If you want to hate a flag, why not hate the Dutch flag or the Portuguese flag, or the Spanish flag? They sold slaves. And if you want to hate a flag today, how about hating the Muslim flags because even today the Muslims are still involved in slavery! I mean let’s be honest. Now if you want to believe that the War of 1861 to 1865 was over slavery, I can show you two things that ought to forever correct your thinking in that area: The War was not over slavery. Slavery has only been made an issue by the liberal revisionists. It was not an issue. Let me prove to you just by two simple statements. I will give you more, but let me prove to you that the War was not fought over slavery, and therefore, this flag could never ever have represented slavery. You see Abraham Lincoln proposed a thirteenth amendment in March of 1861. It is the only proposed constitutional amendment that was signed by a sitting President. It bears Abraham Lincoln’s signature. Here was Abraham Lincoln’s proposed thirteenth amendment: “No amendment shall be made to the Constitution which will authorize or give Congress the power to abolish or interfere within any state with the domestic institutions thereof, including that a person’s held to labor or service by laws of said State.” Did you hear that? Lincoln’s proposed thirteenth amendment said Congress shall not have the power to interfere with any institutions within any state including those held to labor or service by the laws of that State. In other words, what Abraham Lincoln was saying to the South, if you will accept this proposed thirteenth amendment, you may forever keep slaves. Folks, Beauregard never fired on Fort Sumter until April 9. This was in March of 1861! If the War had been about slavery and if the South wanted just to keep slaves and that was it, why fire a gun? Why fire a shot? Just simply accept his proposed thirteenth amendment and it would all be over. This resolution was passed unanimously by Congress on July 23, 1861. You may read it for yourself in the Congressional Record. Here is what this resolution says: “The War is waged by the government of the United States not in the spirit of conquest or subjugation, nor for the purpose of overthrowing or interfering with the rights or institutions of the states, but to defend and protect the Union.” Congress said the War is not about slavery! I will even give you a thirteenth amendment that will allow you to make slavery permanent.

You see what was happening was this: There are a lot of issues and I can’t cover them all tonight, but one of the issues was an economic issue. Do you realize the South, before the War, was extremely wealthy? And the South before the War funded probably 75 to 80% of all the taxes. But the North wanted a 40% tariff. The south said no. The most we will ever agree to is a 10% tariff. And what Lincoln and the radical republicans were doing was this: They were saying we would give you the thirteenth amendment. We will let you keep your slaves if that is what you want. You just let us keep our tariffs. In other words, the North was willing to sell the blacks out for money, for higher taxes! They could care less. You see, Hapgood’s book, Abraham Lincoln, The Man of The People, on page 273, quotes Abraham Lincoln as saying, “If I could save the Union without freeing any of the slaves I would do it.” Abraham Lincoln later said that slaves are property and if freed they should be paid for. Later on Lincoln said, “I have no purpose directly or indirectly to interfere with the institution of slavery in the states where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so and I have no inclination to do so.” Now here Lincoln is acknowledging that he has no lawful right to interfere with slavery. Slavery, by the way, was constitutional. All thirteen colonies agreed on it and by the way, in 1776, all thirteen colonies held slaves, not just the South, all of them! Lincoln said, “I have no lawful right to interfere nor,” he says, “do I have an inclination to do so.” In a letter to Alexander Stevens who happened to be later the Vice President of the Confederacy, Lincoln wrote and said this, “Do the people of the South really entertain fear that a Republican administration would directly or indirectly interfere with their slaves, or with them about their slaves? If they do, I wish to assure you that once, as a friend, and still I hope not as an enemy, that there is no cause for such fears. The South would be in no more danger in this respect than it was in the days of Washington.” So once again, Lincoln is saying it’s not over slavery.

You say, but Brother Weaver, Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. And the Emancipation Proclamation freed the slaves. No it didn’t. The Emancipation Proclamation did not free one slave! Do you know what Abraham Lincoln tried to do with the Emancipation Proclamation? In fact he says so himself and so do other men in his Cabinet. They say that the Emancipation Proclamation was a war measure. Lincoln, number one, wanted to keep England specifically, and the rest of Europe particularly from joining in with, or recognizing the Confederate states of America. That was his first goal in the Emancipation Proclamation. His second goal was another war measure, in the sense, he was hoping that the blacks in the South would rise up in rebellion against their white masters and the white people. Let me tell you something, just to show you there was no trouble in the South – there was not one rebellion during that war of black folks. Do you realize a thousand torches in a thousand black hands would have emptied the Confederate armies, because the men would have gone home to protect their families? And Lincoln knew that. You see what Lincoln did was this. Now listen to me. Lincoln tried to free the slaves in the South where he had absolutely no authority and he refused to release the slaves in the North where he did have authority. Did you know that in the Northern armies even when they were fighting the South there were over 300,000 slaveholders in the Northern armies? Did you know that General Robert E. Lee before the war ever began, when he inherited some slaves freed them? General Ulysses S. Grant, who was the main General of the North and afterwards became President, even after the war was over, kept his slaves. And he did so with this excuse: good help is hard to find. You see the truth of the matter is this: the Emancipation Proclamation was not only unconstitutional, and everybody recognized it, it cost the Republicans a lot of elections. There were five Northern states that refused after that to elect Republicans to Congress. And moreover, there were a lot of Union soldiers that deserted because of it and refused to fight. Slavery was not the issue. Slavery has never been the issue until recently, until political revisionists and the political correct people wanted to make it the issue.

There have been numerous warnings down through history concerning our flag and concerning our heritage and our culture. One of those warnings came from General Patrick Cleburne. I want to read to you what General Patrick Cleburne said in January of 1864. And he was warning the South in regards to subjugation. You talk about a prophet, listen carefully. General Cleburne said this: “If the South lost it means that the history of this heroic struggle will be written by the enemy. That our youth will be trained by Northern school teachers, will learn from Northern school books their version of the war, will be impressed by all of the influences of History and Education to regard our gallant debt as traders and our maimed veterans as fit subjects for derision.” Folks let me tell you that is exactly what has happened in this country. You pick up any textbook that you want to pick up and it will just simply say, the War was over slavery, the North was right and the South was wrong. And most folks believe that junk. They have been taught it. The War was not over slavery, not over slavery at all. One of my favorite stories is about a reconstructed Southerner who ran into Mildred Lewis Rutherford. Mildred Lewis Rutherford was one of the finest Southern Historians that you could ever come across. I believe she died in 1928. But this one reconstructed Southerner said to Mrs. Rutherford, he said, “My father was a Confederate soldier, but had he lived, I am sure he would have regretted having fought for the wrong side.” To which Mrs. Rutherford replied: “Far more probably he would have regretted having a son so disloyal to the principals for which he was willing to give his life”. The Confederate flag is not a racist flag. The Confederate flag is not a flag of slavery.

Now here is the third thing I want to teach you tonight, and I want you to listen carefully: The Confederate flag is a Christian flag and it represents freedom from tyranny. The Confederate Battle Flag as we know it, really did not come into existence, or I should say, into full-blown presence until after First Manasses, July 21, 1861. Most of you know, or at least you should know, that the South and the North called their battles by different names. So it’s either First Manasses or First Bull Run depending on what section of the country you are from. But during that battle the Confederate Battle Flag was the Stars and Bars, and the Stars and Bars was very easily confused with the Stars and Stripes, not only at a distance, but also especially under battle conditions. And you have got to remember all of the smoke that those black powder rifles and cannons made at that particular time. It was during this battle that General Beauregard was observing the battle and he sees a large body of troops moving toward the union right flank. And Beauregard tried and tried to make out the flag and to see if it was a Northern flag or Southern flag, and he just simply could not make it out. So he called some of his young lieutenants up and he said, “Tell me, is that our flag or is that their flag?” They could not make it out either. So he stood there very cautiously trying to determine whose flag it was, what group was there. And all of a sudden a little puff of wind came and it unfurled and he could see that it was the Stars and Bars and he cried, “The day is ours. Attack! Attack!” And with that, of course they won the day and the Yankees literally threw down their weapons and ran all the way back to Washington, D.C. Later Beauregard wrote “At the Battle of Manassas I found it difficult to distinguish our then Confederate flag from the United States flag, the two being so much alike especially when General Jewel A. Early made the flight movement that decided the fate of the day. So Beauregard said, “I couldn’t tell if it was ours or theirs.” Then he wrote “I resolve to have our flag changed or to adopt for my command a battle flag, which would be entirely different from any state or federal flag. Beauregard later said after the War, “After the battle it was found that many persons in both armies firmly believed that each side had used as a strategy the flags of his opponents.” So the North thought the South was using its flag and the South thought the North used our flag trying to confuse us. Thus Beauregard ordered a totally different flag to be carried into battle. There were two designs, one by Colonel Walton and one by Colonel Miles. Colonel Walton’s flag had a Latin cross on it and Colonel Miles’ flag had the “X” or the St. Andrews cross on it. And Beauregard chose the one with the Saint Andrews cross.

Now let me tell you that Andrew was the first disciple of Jesus Christ. He became a follower of Jesus Christ and preached relentlessly the Gospel of Christ. He not only preached in many of the Asiatic nations, he preached in Russia. Andrew was crucified around 69 AD in Patria, Greece. Unlike Christ, who was crucified on a Latin cross, Andrew was crucified on the Andrews cross. It looks like an X. And the reason he was crucified like that was by his own request. He did not believe himself worthy to be crucified as Christ was crucified. So he talked his prosecutor and persecutor into crucifying him on the X shaped cross instead of having his hands nailed to the cross as Christ was. He had his persecutor tie him to the cross even though he knew that he would suffer longer and deeper pain and agony. You have got to remember Andrew was approximately 90 years old when this was being done. For three days he hung on that cross, preaching to everyone who came by while he had breath. Finally, so many of the people were impressed by his preaching, they went and asked that Andrew be cut down from the cross and allowed to live. The powers at be consented and they went and cut Andrew down and as they cut the rope he fell to the ground dead. He died as a martyr for Jesus Christ. Andrew became the patron Saint not only of Russia, but also of Scotland.

Did you know that in the 1800’s about 75% of the South were either Scotch or Scotch-Irish? The Confederate Battle Flag is based upon the national flag of Scotland. The national flag of Scotland is the cross of Saint Andrew and the cross of Saint Andrew is a symbol of the Christian faith and the heritage of the Celtic race. In fact, another name for the Confederate Battle Flag is the Southern Cross. It was adopted consciously, purposefully, deliberately and premeditatedly in order to display faith in the sovereign God of heaven and earth, faith in the providence of that God, the God of history and the God of salvation. How can I say that? Did you know that the Confederate Constitution recognized the sovereignty of the Providence of God? Let me read to you the preamble, it goes like this: “When the people of the Confederate States, each state acting in its sovereign and independent character, in order to form a permanent federal government, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity invoking the favor and guidance of almighty God do ordain and establish this constitution for the Confederate States of America.” Even the Confederate States motto, “Deovendickia,” (The Lord is our Vindicator), illustrates the sovereignty and the righteousness of God. The Saint Andrews cross is also known as the Greek letter CHIA (KEE) and has historically been used to represent Jesus Christ. Why do you think people write Merry X-mas, just to give you an illustration? The “X” is the Greek letter CHIA and it has been historically used for Christ. Moreover, its importance was understood by educated and uneducated people alike. When an uneducated man, one that could not write, needed to sign his name please tell me what letter he made? An “X,” why? Because he was saying I am taking an oath under God. I am recognizing the sovereignty of God, the providence of God and I am pledging my faith. May I tell you the Confederate Flag is indeed a Christian flag because it has the cross of Saint Andrew, who was a Christian martyr, and the letter “X” has always been used to represent Christ, and to attack the flag is to deny the sovereignty, the majesty, and the might of the Lord Jesus Christ and his divine role in our history, culture, and life. Moreover, let me tell you this. That Confederate Flag today represents the valiant and courageous Confederate soldiers who died and gave their lives for the principles for which they fought. General Beauregard had one of the three first original Confederate Battle Flags. On May 28, 1883, he donated that flag to the Louisiana Washington artillery. Beauregard was unable to be there but Colonel Walton was and he accepted the flag for Beauregard and here is what he said: “In the name of General Beauregard, under whose eyes you first went under fire at Manasses, I have the honor to present to you this sacred emblem of Southern valor and patriotism.” Said Judge Alfred Roman. “Its colors are yet as fresh as when it received the parting look of its fair maker. Its value is enhanced by the fact that the upper portion of its staff is made of a piece of a flagstaff of Fort Sumter, shot down by the Confederate gunners in April 1861. Gunners, who, by the way, were under the command of General Beauregard. Unsoiled though it is by the smoke of battle, it was none the less, born in war and the breeze first kissed it in the tented field. It is the genuine model of the glorious flag around which all of us fought and so many of us bled and so many of us fell.” What did he say? It is a symbol of Southern valor and patriotism.

Now let me try to answer a question for you. Why attack the Confederate Battle Flag? Why attack Confederate symbols? Let me tell you something. Whenever the Confederate Battle Flag is attacked, and the attacks are so vicious and so ferocious, it is because it is an attack on the truth. Because the South was not fighting as a racist nation or as a slave holding nation, they were fighting for constitutional rights. They were fighting for State’s rights. Did you know that there were many in the South when it came to adopting a flag, that said, “Let’s take the Stars and Stripes”? Why? Because we are the ones that are remaining true to the Constitution. Let them adopt another flag because they are untrue! To attack the flag is a attack on political incorrectness. The flag represents those who are opposed to unlimited federal government. The flag represents a limited Constitutional republic. A view of government opposed to the powers that be. Let me tell you something folks, all one has to do is to look at present day Washington, D.C., to know exactly what our forefathers fought against. Two hundred and fifty thousand Confederate soldiers gave their lives to prevent from having what we have today! The extension of government into every area of our lives is a result of the fact that the South lost the war. To attack the flag is to attack the truth, which the flag represented. The Confederate Flag not only represents a limited view of government, but it also represents freedom from tyranny. It represents freedom from tyrannical governments. I don’t know how many of you will remember this, I know many of you saw it on TV, when the Berlin Wall was being torn down. Do you remember what was flying over the Berlin Wall? The Confederate Battle Flag waved as the wall was being torn down. Did you know that the Confederate Battle Flag has been adopted and used by the people of Poland, Hungry, the Ukraine, Lithuania, and East Germany, as they were victorious over the Union of the Soviets? Even Quebec in more recent years used the battle flag as a symbol of its independence in trying to secede from Canada. Historically, everyone understands that the Confederate Battle Flag represents liberty and freedom and independence from tyranny. The Confederate Flag represents truth against error, freedom against tyranny, light against darkness and the Kingdom of Christ against the Kingdom of Governance. You see, we have forgotten the fact that the War of Northern Aggression was a cultural war. It was a religious war and the North was predominantly Unitarian and humanist, while the South was predominantly Christian. And in reality, the War was an attempt to crush Christianity and Christian culture.

Now, why must the flag be attacked? Why must the flag be destroyed? Why must Confederate symbols and monuments and heritage be defamed, destroyed and derided? I’ll tell you why. Because if we are allowed to keep our symbols, we might just one day begin to inquire into the origin and meaning of those symbols. And in so doing, begin to questions the myths and the propaganda of the political correctness that’s in our country today and as we see the truth, we might actually begin to stand for the principles for which our forefathers stood and fought. And my, would that cause problems for the present day administration and the present day Socialist program. Now listen to me folks, in order to keep a people enslaved and content in the present, you must destroy their past. A people, who have no past, will have no future. The attacks today, are attacks against the truth. What you and I need to do is this: we need to study our history. We need to study our heritage. We need to come back to the basics. We need to come back to our Christian roots. I want you to turn in your Bibles to Jeremiah 6. Let me close with this verse. Jeremiah Chapter 6:16, “Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way and walk therein and you shall find rest for your souls, but they (the wicked people) said, We will not walk (therein.)” What did God say? God said, “Stand in the ways and see and ask for the old paths, wherein is the good way.” Let me tell you something folks, I would trade the culture we have today in a heartbeat for the culture that the South had before the War of Northern Aggression. I would trade the character that men have today for the character that men had before the War of Northern Aggression in a heartbeat. I would trade the morality today for the morality that was in the South before the War of Northern Aggression. We better stand in the way and soon ask for the old ways, which is the good way. We not only need to keep our symbols, we need to defend their principles and apply those principles in our present day life.

Source: http://www.confederateamericanpride.com/battleflag.html

The Confederate Flag Needs To Be Raised, Not Lowered

Confederate_Rebel_Flag.svgby Pastor Chuck Baldwin

Ladies and gentlemen, I submit that what we see happening in the United States today is an apt illustration of why the Confederate flag was raised in the first place. What we see materializing before our very eyes is tyranny: tyranny over the freedom of expression, tyranny over the freedom of association, tyranny over the freedom of speech, and tyranny over the freedom of conscience.

In 1864, Confederate General Patrick Cleburne warned his fellow southerners of the historical consequences should the South lose their war for independence. He was truly a prophet. He said if the South lost, “It means that the history of this heroic struggle will be written by the enemy. That our youth will be trained by Northern school teachers; will learn from Northern school books their version of the war; will be impressed by all of the influences of History and Education to regard our gallant debt as traitors and our maimed veterans as fit subjects for derision.” No truer words were ever spoken.

History revisionists flooded America’s public schools with Northern propaganda about the people who attempted to secede from the United States, characterizing them as racists, extremists, radicals, hatemongers, traitors, etc. You know, the same way that people in our federal government and news media attempt to characterize Christians, patriots, war veterans, constitutionalists, et al. today.

Folks, please understand that the only people in 1861 who believed that states did NOT have the right to secede were Abraham Lincoln and his radical Republicans. To say that southern states did not have the right to secede from the United States is to say that the thirteen colonies did not have the right to secede from Great Britain. One cannot be right and the other wrong. If one is right, both are right. How can we celebrate our Declaration of Independence in 1776 and then turn around and condemn the Declaration of Independence of the Confederacy in 1861? Talk about hypocrisy!

In fact, Southern states were not the only states that talked about secession. After the southern states seceded, the State of Maryland fully intended to join them. In September of 1861, Lincoln sent federal troops to the State capital and seized the legislature by force in order to prevent them from voting. Federal provost marshals stood guard at the polls and arrested Democrats and anyone else who believed in secession. A special furlough was granted to Maryland troops so they could go home and vote against secession. Judges who tried to inquire into the phony elections were arrested and thrown into military prisons. There is your great “emancipator,” folks.

And before the South seceded, several northern states had also threatened secession. Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island had threatened secession as far back as James Madison’s administration. In addition, the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware were threatening secession during the first half of the nineteenth century – long before the southern states even considered such a thing.

People say constantly that Lincoln “saved” the Union. Lincoln didn’t save the Union; he subjugated the Union. There is a huge difference. A union that is not voluntary is not a union. Does a man have a right to force a woman to marry him or to force a woman to stay married to him? In the eyes of God, a union of husband and wife is far superior to a union of states. If God recognizes the right of husbands and wives to separate (and He does), to try and suggest that states do not have the right to lawfully (under Natural and divine right) separate is the most preposterous proposition imaginable.

People say that Lincoln freed the slaves. Lincoln did NOT free a single slave. But what he did do was enslave free men. His so-called Emancipation Proclamation had NO AUTHORITY in the southern states, as they had separated into another country. Imagine a President today signing a proclamation to free folks in, say, China or Saudi Arabia. He would be laughed out of Washington. Lincoln had no authority over the Confederate States of America, and he knew it.

Do you not find it interesting that Lincoln’s proclamation did NOT free a single slave in the United States, the country in which he DID have authority? That’s right. The Emancipation Proclamation deliberately ignored slavery in the North. Do you not realize that when Lincoln signed his proclamation, there were over 300,000 slaveholders who were fighting in the Union army?

One of those northern slaveholders was General (and later U.S. President) Ulysses S. Grant. In fact, he maintained possession of his slaves even after the War Between the States concluded. Recall that his counterpart, Confederate General Robert E. Lee, freed his slaves BEFORE hostilities between North and South ever broke out. When asked why he refused to free his slaves, Grant said, “Good help is hard to find these days.”

The institution of slavery did not end until the 13th Amendment was ratified on December 6, 1865.

Speaking of the 13th Amendment, did you know that Lincoln authored his own 13th Amendment? It is the only amendment to the Constitution ever proposed by a sitting U.S. President. Here is Lincoln’s proposed amendment:

 

“No amendment shall be made to the Constitution which will authorize or give Congress the power to abolish or interfere within any state with the domestic institutions thereof, including that a person’s held to labor or service by laws of said State.”

You read it right. Lincoln proposed an amendment to the U.S. Constitution PRESERVING the institution of slavery. This proposed amendment was written in March of 1861, a month BEFORE the shots were fired at Fort Sumter, South Carolina.

The State of South Carolina was particularly incensed at the tariffs enacted in 1828 and 1832. The Tariff of 1828 was disdainfully called, “The Tariff of Abominations” by the State of South Carolina. Accordingly, the South Carolina legislature declared that the tariffs of 1828 and 1832 were “unauthorized by the constitution of the United States.”

Think, folks: why would the southern states secede from the Union over slavery when President Abraham Lincoln had offered an amendment to the Constitution guaranteeing the PRESERVATION of slavery? That makes no sense. If the issue was predominantly slavery, all the South needed to do was to go along with Lincoln, and his proposed 13th Amendment would have permanently preserved slavery among the southern (and northern) states. Does that sound like a body of people who were willing to lose hundreds of thousands of men on the battlefield over saving slavery? What nonsense!

The problem was Lincoln wanted the southern states to pay the Union a 40% tariff on their exports. The South considered this outrageous and refused to pay. By the time hostilities broke out in 1861, the South was paying up to, and perhaps exceeding, 70% of the nation’s taxes. Before the war, the South was very prosperous and productive. And Washington, D.C., kept raising the taxes and tariffs on them. You know, the way Washington, D.C., keeps raising the taxes on prosperous American citizens today.

This is much the same story of the way the colonies refused to pay the demanded tariffs of the British Crown – albeit the tariffs of the Crown were MUCH lower than those demanded by Lincoln. Lincoln’s proposed 13th Amendment was an attempt to entice the South into paying the tariffs by being willing to permanently ensconce the institution of slavery into the Constitution. AND THE SOUTH SAID NO!

In addition, the Congressional Record of the United States forever obliterates the notion that the North fought the War Between the States over slavery. Read it for yourself. This resolution was passed unanimously in the U.S. Congress on July 23, 1861, “The War is waged by the government of the United States not in the spirit of conquest or subjugation, nor for the purpose of overthrowing or interfering with the rights or institutions of the states, but to defend and protect the Union.”

What could be clearer? The U.S. Congress declared that the war against the South was NOT an attempt to overthrow or interfere with the “institutions” of the states, but to keep the Union intact (by force). The “institutions” implied most certainly included the institution of slavery.

Hear it loudly and clearly: Lincoln’s war against the South had NOTHING to do with ending slavery – so said the U.S. Congress by unanimous resolution in 1861.

Abraham Lincoln, himself, said it was NEVER his intention to end the institution of slavery. In a letter to Alexander Stevens who later became the Vice President of the Confederacy, Lincoln wrote this, “Do the people of the South really entertain fears that a Republican administration would directly, or indirectly, interfere with their slaves, or with them, about their slaves? If they do, I wish to assure you, as once a friend, and still, I hope, not an enemy, that there is no cause for such fears. The South would be in no more danger in this respect than it was in the days of Washington.”

Again, what could be clearer? Lincoln, himself, said the southern states had nothing to fear from him in regard to abolishing slavery.

Hear Lincoln again: “If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it.” He also said, “I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the states where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so and I have no inclination to do so.”

The idea that the Confederate flag (actually there were five of them) stood for racism, bigotry, hatred, and slavery is just so much hogwash. In fact, if one truly wants to discover who the “racist” was in 1861, just read the words of Mr. Lincoln.

On August 14, 1862, Abraham Lincoln invited a group of black people to the White House. In his address to them, he told them of his plans to colonize them all back to Africa. Listen to what he told these folks: “Why should the people of your race be colonized and where? Why should they leave this country? This is, perhaps, the first question for proper consideration. You and we are different races. We have between us a broader difference than exists between almost any other two races. Whether it is right or wrong I need not discuss; but this physical difference is a great disadvantage to us both, as I think. Your race suffers very greatly, many of them, by living among us, while ours suffers from your presence. In a word, we suffer on each side. If this is admitted, it affords a reason, at least, why we should be separated. You here are freemen, I suppose? Perhaps you have been long free, or all your lives. Your race is suffering, in my judgment, the greatest wrong inflicted on any people. But even when you cease to be slaves, you are yet far removed from being placed on an equality with the white race. The aspiration of men is to enjoy equality with the best when free, but on this broad continent not a single man of your race is made the equal of a single man of our race.”

Did you hear what Lincoln said? He said that black people would NEVER be equal with white people – even if they all obtained their freedom from slavery.

Lincoln’s statement above is not isolated. In Charleston, Illinois, in 1858, Lincoln said in a speech, “I am not, nor have ever been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races. I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of Negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races from living together on social or political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white.”

Why don’t our history books and news media tell the American people the truth about Lincoln and about the War Between the States?

It’s simple: if people would study the meanings and history of the flag, symbols, and statues of the Confederacy and Confederate leaders, they might begin to awaken to the tyrannical policies of Washington, D.C., that precluded southern independence – policies that have only escalated since the defeat of the Confederacy – and they might have a notion to again resist.

By the time Lincoln penned his Emancipation Proclamation, the war had been going on for two years without resolution. In fact, the North was losing the war. Even though the South was out-manned and out-equipped, the genius of the southern generals and fighting acumen of the southern men had put the northern armies on their heels. Many people in the North never saw the legitimacy of Lincoln’s war in the first place, and many of them actively campaigned against it. These people were affectionately called “Copperheads” by people in the South.

I urge you to watch Ron Maxwell’s accurate depiction of those people in the North who favored the southern cause as depicted in his motion picture, “Copperhead.” For that matter, I consider his movie, “Gods And Generals” to be the greatest “Civil War” movie ever made. It is the most accurate and fairest depiction of Confederate General Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson ever produced. In my opinion, actor Stephen Lang should have received an Oscar for his performance as General Jackson. But, can you imagine?

That’s another thing: the war fought from 1861 to 1865 was NOT a “civil war.” Civil war suggests two sides fighting for control of the same capital and country. The South didn’t want to take over Washington, D.C., no more than their forebears wanted to take over London. They wanted to separate from Washington, D.C., just as America’s Founding Fathers wanted to separate from Great Britain. The proper names for that war are either, “The War Between the States” or, “The War of Southern Independence,” or, more fittingly, “The War of Northern Aggression.”

Had the South wanted to take over Washington, D.C., they could have done so with the very first battle of the “Civil War.” When Lincoln ordered federal troops to invade Virginia in the First Battle of Manassas (called the “First Battle of Bull Run” by the North), Confederate troops sent the Yankees running for their lives all the way back to Washington. Had the Confederates pursued them, they could have easily taken the city of Washington, D.C., seized Abraham Lincoln, and perhaps ended the war before it really began. But General Beauregard and the others had no intention of fighting an aggressive war against the North. They merely wanted to defend the South against the aggression of the North.

In order to rally people in the North, Lincoln needed a moral crusade. That’s what his Emancipation Proclamation was all about. This explains why his proclamation was not penned until 1863, after two years of fruitless fighting. He was counting on people in the North to stop resisting his war against the South if they thought it was some kind of “holy” war. Plus, Lincoln was hoping that his proclamation would incite blacks in the South to insurrection against southern whites. If thousands of blacks would begin to wage war against their white neighbors, the fighting men of the southern armies would have to leave the battlefields and go home to defend their families. THIS NEVER HAPPENED.

Not only did blacks not riot against the whites of the south, many black men volunteered to fight alongside their white friends and neighbors in the Confederate army.

If one wants to ban a racist flag, one would have to ban the British flag. Ships bearing the Union Jack shipped over 5 million African slaves to countries all over the world, including the British colonies in North America. Other slave ships flew the Dutch flag and the Portuguese flag and the Spanish flag, and, yes, the U.S. flag. But not one single slave ship flew the Confederate flag. NOT ONE!

By the time Lincoln launched his war against the southern states, slavery was already a dying institution. The entire country, including the South, recognized the moral evil of slavery and wanted it to end. Only a small fraction of southerners even owned slaves. The slave trade had ended in 1808, per the U.S. Constitution, and the practice of slavery was quickly dying, too. In another few years, with the advent of agricultural machinery, slavery would have ended peacefully – just like it had in England. It didn’t take a national war and the deaths of over a half million men to end slavery in Great Britain. America’s so-called “Civil War” was absolutely unnecessary. The greed of Lincoln’s radical Republicans in the North, combined with the cold, calloused heart of Lincoln himself is responsible for the tragedy of the “Civil War.”

And look at what is happening now: in one instant – after one deranged young man killed nine black people and who ostensibly photo-shopped a picture of himself with a Confederate flag – the entire political and media establishments in the country go on an all-out crusade to remove all semblances of the Confederacy. The speed in which all of this has happened suggests that this was a planned, orchestrated event by the Powers That Be (PTB). And is it a mere coincidence that this took place at the exact same time that the U.S. Supreme Court decided to legalize same-sex marriage? I think not.

The Confederate Battle Flag flies the cross of Saint Andrew. Of course, Andrew was the first disciple of Jesus Christ, brother of Simon Peter, and Christian martyr who was crucified on an X-shaped cross at around the age of 90. Andrew is the patron saint of both Russia and Scotland.

In the 1800s, up to 75% of people in the South were either Scotch or Scotch-Irish. The Confederate Battle Flag is predicated on the national flag of Scotland. It is a symbol of the Christian faith and heritage of the Celtic race.

Pastor John Weaver rightly observed, “Even the Confederate States motto, ‘Deo Vindice,’ (God is our Vindicator), illustrates the sovereignty and the righteousness of God. The Saint Andrews cross is also known as the Greek letter CHIA (KEE) and has historically been used to represent Jesus Christ. Why do you think people write Merry X-mas, just to give you an illustration? The ‘X’ is the Greek letter CHIA and it has been historically used for Christ. Moreover, its importance was understood by educated and uneducated people alike. When an uneducated man, one that could not write, needed to sign his name please tell me what letter he made? An ‘X,’ why? Because he was saying I am taking an oath under God. I am recognizing the sovereignty of God, the providence of God and I am pledging my faith. May I tell you the Confederate Flag is indeed a Christian flag because it has the cross of Saint Andrew, who was a Christian martyr, and the letter ‘X’ has always been used to represent Christ, and to attack the flag is to deny the sovereignty, the majesty, and the might of the Lord Jesus Christ and his divine role in our history, culture, and life.”

Many of the facts that I reference in this column were included in a message delivered several years ago by Pastor John Weaver. I want to thank John for preaching such a powerful and needed message. Read or watch Pastor Weaver’s sermon, “The Truth About The Confederate Battle Flag.”

Combine the current attacks against Biblical and traditional marriage, the attacks against all things Confederate, the attacks against all things Christian, and the attacks against all things constitutional and what we are witnessing is a heightened example of why the Confederate Battle Flag was created to begin with. Virtually every act of federal usurpation of liberty that we are witnessing today, and have been witnessing for much of the twentieth century, is the result of Lincoln’s war against the South. Truly, we are living in Lincoln’s America, not Washington and Jefferson’s America. Washington and Jefferson’s America died at Appomattox Court House in 1865.

Instead of lowering the Confederate flag, we should be raising it.

Chuck Baldwin is a Baptist minister and a former Presidential nominee of the Constitution Party.

Source: http://www.thepoliticalcesspool.org/jamesedwards/the-confederate-flag-needs-to-be-raised-not-lowered/

BREAKING NEWS: Whistleblower: L.A. Planning to Forcibly House Homeless Citizens in Camps

breakingnewsWW~Notes:  Well, it’s back to the rotting corpse of what’s left of America.  Even though, I am attempting to focus on Palestine this news was too important not to post.


A whistleblower who claims to work inside the Los Angeles Department of Health Services has told Infowars that L.A. officials are planning to forcibly remove homeless people from the streets later this summer and house them in facilities which they will not be permitted to leave.

Insider: Supervisor told us citizens “cannot leave” housing facilities

280714homelessThe source, an office clerk within the LADHS, said that during a policy meeting on the morning of June 18th last month, his supervisor announced that the Los Angeles County Dept. of Health Services had struck a deal with the government to open up “low cost housing” facilities for homeless people, otherwise known as “FEMA camps.” The source said that his supervisor ordered staff not to use the term “FEMA camps.”

The program is focused around removing or relocating homeless people from the streets of downtown L.A., starting with Skid Row.

“We will approach them on the street asking if they need or want help usually offering food to get their direct attention, if they come into the office it makes our jobs twice as efficient,” said the supervisor. “In most cases the decision is already made for them unless they become combative or belligerent in which case we send them in for a 72 hour psych evaluation and then transfer them while under sedation or heavy medication to the “facility.”

The supervisor stressed that the program would be “humane,” that it would help clean up the streets, and that the citizens being processed into the housing units would receive medical treatment, an RFID chip, room and board, but that “they cannot leave.” The supervisor elaborated that the facility was not a prison, but that its population would be kept there “for their own health and safety.”

The whistleblower points to a page on the Department of Health Services official website which details how “roving teams” will help “provide short-term housing with health oversight to homeless DHS patients who are recovering from an acute illness or injury or have conditions that would be exacerbated by living on the street or in shelters.”

The post also mentions “a 38 bed recuperative care site in South LA” which will be opened “this summer” to cater for the homeless.

The notion of forcing homeless people off the streets into detention facilities is not a conspiracy theory and has already been taking place across the United States. Los Angeles is already making moves to force charities for the homeless off the streets as part of plans for the “gentrification” of entire areas.

Last year, the city of Colombia, South Carolina voted to make homelessness a crime, creating police patrols which gave homeless people the choice of either forcibly entering a shelter on the edge of town or being sent to jail.

More than 50 cities all over the nation have also made feeding the homeless a crime, while in places like Camden, N.J., authorities are bulldozing entire tent cities.

Paul Joseph Watson is the editor at large of Infowars.com and Prison Planet.comThis piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license.

Gordon Duff Exposed Once Again as a “Disinformation Agent” on the events of 9/11

The first article is from Gordon Duff, Senior Editor for Veterans Today, which I no longer use as a resource.  The only reason for copying the material is to illustrate Duff’s disinformation tactics according to Bollyn.

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Too Classified to Publish: Bush Nuclear Piracy Exposed

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Russia Opens Files on Nuclear 9/11 and Israeli Proliferation

Gordon Duff, Senior Editor

The report below is taken from an intelligence dump by Russian sources.  As the origin is from an intelligence agency in the form of a “leak,” there are always questions.  Thus far, we have found not only is the majority of the material confirmed but several solutions to serious problems involving 9/11 are included.

I have redacted little here.  However, this arrived with vast supporting documentation which can, in the future, be uploaded on SCRIBD for access. One key area is that the US had supplied Israel with surplus nuclear weapons. (Editor’s note:  We are advised that some of the documentation can never be uploaded or distributed for reasons that will be obvious.)

We have a very solid confirmation on this.  Back during the 1980s, Israel showed her inventory of Davy Crockett tactical nuclear warheads to one of our editors, who at the time was a senior NATO intelligence official.  These early “micro-nukes” were taken out of US inventory in 1978 and “disappeared.”

Nuclear “Test”

This highly classified report is being published unaltered except for bad machine translation errors being repaired.  My personal opinion is that this is NOT a disinformation piece but rather represents a significant breakthrough.  I believe that this is a rare glimpse behind the curtain.

I am publishing this for the use of those qualified to understand how little of this is really new.  Those things that are new are groundbreaking.  For those who find this all a bit over their heads, there is little I can do other than to let you know that this is the world “your elders” really live in and that you finally have a chance to look in mom and dads top dresser drawer.

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The Dave Crockett

Too Classified to Publish

 

W48 – 155mm

According to a retired FXX agent specializing in Israeli counter intel: The type of nuclear devices used on 911 were a modified version of the W-54 nuclear artillery shells that were covertly provided to the Israelis between 1988 and 1998 from US surplus stockpiles illegally exported during the Bush/Clinton era.

Chemical analysis done by DOE Sandi was able to identify the chemical/radiation footprint or fingerprint of the warheads based on samples taken after 911 of the fallout at ground zero. (Editor’s note: Nuclear weapon use at ground zero is confirmed from multiple sources)

All plutonium based warheads have a chemical fingerprint that can identify the type of design and where the PU was made and how old it is. This was the 911 blackmail on Bush 1 and 2, the illegal transfer of surplus US nuclear weapons to the Israelis and why the continued cover up, along with the stolen gold and stock fraud that was going on Wall Street etc. According to file ENW57.pdf on page 66. (Editor’s note: Document received and confirmed)

Only a 2 kiloton device was needed to drop the buildings. A 2 kiloton device will produce a fireball of apx 150 to 200 feet in diameter at over 4000 degrees Centigrade. Just large enough to melt the I beams of the central core of the building and drop them in place. The light flash would last less than 1 second and primarily be in the UV light range. Overpressure would only be at 60PSI max and directed upwards with the blast. See underground effect.

Fallout would be minimal and located to within ground zero range only. Radiation would drop to acceptable levels within 72 hrs. after the blast. Most fall out was trapped in the cement dust thus causing all of the recent cancer deaths that we are now seeing in NYC amongst first responders. (Editor’s note: Consistent with site data)

High FluxIsotope Reactor Core – Cross Section

Melted steel and iron oxide or “nano thermite” is a byproduct of the very high gamma ray / Neutron flux induced into the central steel core. The radiation dissolves the steel into iron oxide consuming the carbon and silicone in the steel.

This explains the missing steel columns and the very important clue of the “vaporized’ 20 ton antenna tower atop the south tower. The upward blast of radiation literally vaporized it. Video evidence proves this to be true. (Editor’s note: Tower issue a vital one.)

The total XXOO data file from DOE Sandia on the 911 event is well over 72 MB. P.S. Snowden didn’t have a Q clearance so he missed this one. Carnaberry had a pretty good stash of documents on the subject. (All under the transit stuff.) The entire nuclear nonproliferation story of stolen nuclear material coming from Russia was an Israeli cover story to hide the original source of weapons material coming from the US stock piles. (Editor’s note: Fully confirmed)

Illegal distribution of US nuclear material to foreign allies was not limited to Israel. Virtually all NATO allies were in on this scam too. Dick Cheney was the bad guy on this one. Bush2/Cheney traded nuclear pits to foreign country as IOU’s in order to get what they wanted. Tom Countryman a well-known Israeli operative is curiously now in charge of N.N.P. at the State Department under Obama.(?) He was put there by Ram Emanuel.

Early Israeli core model – Vannunu photo

It appears that the weapon of choice for the Israelis were the W-54 and follow on series of nuclear pits taken from the Amarillo TX storage dump. This was what Carnaberry was working on for Bush senior in Houston.

A total of over 350 pits were transferred to the Israelis over a 10 to 20 year period of time. The W-54 type of pit design were the most desirable due to the 2 point implosion pit design. This is the easiest to re manufacture and modify as compared to other circular pit designs.

The pill shaped design of the W-54 type weapon contains over 1.5 times more plutonium than a standard pit. This would allow enough Plutonium to be recovered that was still of weapons grade use even after 32 plus years of age. Americium build up in the pit over time eventually makes the Pit unusable as a weapon so they have a limited shelf life based on how fast or slow the Plutonium was produce in the reactor at Stanford.

Usually it was about 150 days max. Irradiation time in the reactor during production determines the shelf life of the pit as weapons grade material. All of the micro nukes used by the Israelis are re-manufactured W-54 type series devices.

Khazelov confirmed this a micro nuke bombing

These devices were used in the Bali bombing and the London bombing and in Japan on their reactors. (Editor’s note: Nuclear weapon use in Bali confirmed) Also used in Damascus, Iraq and Afghanistan by the US. (Editor’s note: Multiple confirmation including site samples.)

These are stored in most Israelite embassies for ease of deployment. The one’s used on 911 were kept at the Israeli consulate in NYC until put in place. After 911 the FBI now checks all diplomatic pouches with a Geiger counter before entering or leaving the US. The South African weapons were also surplus W-54 artillery shells acquired from Israeli and final assembly and testing was done in South Africa with Israel assistance. (Editor’s note: This explains Pelendaba production issues.)

This was done because the Israelis needed a testing ground in order to make sure that there rebuilt weapons would work as designed. (Editor’s note: Testing on Sept. 22, 1979 multiple confirmations.) The North Korean weapons are also of the 155 mm artillery design as provided by Israel.

The true North Korean nuclear weapons program is based on nuclear artillery use and not missiles. The plan is to use a massive artillery barge on South Korea if war breaks out this include the use of small nuclear artillery shells to counter US tanks rockets and artillery.

The Saudi’s also have a stash of W-54′s acquired from the US under Bush2. (Editor’s note: Confirmed) The Israelis have also provided them to India, Brazil, China, Taiwan, Japan, North and South Korea etc. (Editor’s note: All but South Korea confirmed. Canada had been believed to be the source of Brazilian nuclear weapons.) Dimona is a standard 75 megawatt thermal open top reactor as used in France for their plutonium weapons production program, their version of Stanford (Editor’s note:  Probably “Hanford”).

Dimona – Israel

Due to over use as a fast breeder reactor by the Israelis, Dimona suffered a “steam explosion” IE a flash over indecent due to neutron criticality back in the late 1980′s under Bush 1. This shut down its operation for many years until repairs could be made.

It know only operates at very low power levels due to neutron absorption damage to the containment vessel. Now mainly use for isotope production. This forced the Israelis to turn to stolen nuclear stock piles from the US for the continuation of their nuclear program.

The Israelis knowing that the nuclear material that they had acquire only had a limited shelf life left before it was no longer usable as weapons grade then tried to dump it on the surplus market as fast as possible before it was of no use to them. So they dumped it on unsuspecting nations who would only sit on it and not be able to test it. These were the fissile tests in North Korea. (Editor’s note: Confirmed, multiple sources)

When everybody caught on to the scam such as Japan and Korea. (IE the Korean sub sinkings etc) they were angry because they paid big bucks for junk. This started a mini cold war with Israel and her old clients. However with micro nukes even as the plutonium ages it will still fissile producing a smaller size detonation well under 2 kiloton in size.

So they can still be used as small dirty bombs or as very small tactical nukes such as the nuclear artillery strikes on Damascus with rocket assisted W-54′s. (Editor’s note: Confirmed strike, May 4, 2013) On the W-54 pit design it is pill shaped and it is only about 4 inches in diameter and weighs about 24 pounds.

Most of the fuel is consumed in the plasma fire ball when detonated so there is very little plutonium fallout left to escape. If it is salted with other materials the fallout can be even reduced to lower levels such as in an enhanced radiation device or the so called neutron bomb. This is what was used on 911.

Falling man – 911

The primary purpose of the nuclear weapon used on 911 was to produce a massive Gama ray / neutron flux that would vaporize about 150 to 300 feet of 6 inch thick steal I beams that constituted the central core of the WTC buildings. This created a free fall event as seen on TV that day. (Editor’s note: Critical information here.)

The flash would be hidden from sight due to the underground detonation. Most of the light was in the non-visible light spectrum any way. Over pressure would be reduced to 6 psi due to the blast traveling up the central core and neutron radiation vaporizing the TV antenna at the top of the building as see on TV.

The fallout would be mainly vaporized concrete cement and iron oxide. This is why after 911 they told everyone on TV that the beta radiation burns that people were getting were due to the caustic cement dust and not due to the radiation effects from the radioactive cement fallout. (Editor’s note: Fully confirmed)

The iron oxide found all over the place was what was left of the steel I beams. This was the so called Nano Thermite that was found everywhere. Fallout was limited to a 1 mile area around down town NYC. See charts. (Editor’s note: Received)

Radiation decay was reduced to safe low levels after 72 hrs., (Editor’s note: Fully confirmed) outside of ground zero its self. This is why the area was blocked off from the public for 3 days after the event, in order to let the radiation drop to safe levels

Editing:  Jim W. Dean


Following is the response from Christopher Bollyn after receiving a letter from a concerned citizen about what Gordon Duff wrote in the opening article. WW~

Question:  Hi Christopher:

As you probably have seen, Gordon Duff has released a Russian intelligence report on 911 nukes which he believes is authentic:

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/05/20/too-classified-to-publish-bush-nuclear-piracy-exposed/

The report states that a modified W-54 nuclear artillery shell type mini-nuke was used on 911. These devices were secretly handed off to Israel by Bush-Cheney. Israel in turn sold them to NATO countries. When exploded, these devices leave a chemical signature and can be traced. The article by Duff implies that the nano-thermite found in the dust was a bi-product of the gamma ray/ neutron flux acting on the steel to produce iron-oxide.

I was under the impression that the Jones investigation found unexploded red and grey super-thermite chips in the dust of 911. Am I correct in this? The recovery of manufactured chips is not addressed by Duff. Why not?

Frankly, I don’t care whether or not nukes were used in 911 but I don’t like it when critical information is omitted. Thank you for fact-checking this article and for sharing your findings with your readers.

Bollyn Responds:  More Guff from Gordon Duff

The Gordon Duff article, “Too Classified to Publish:  Bush Nuclear Piracy Exposed”, edited by Jim W. Dean, is nothing but rank disinformation about what happened on 9-11.  Duff shows his true colors as an agent of disinformation when he writes, “My personal opinion is that this is NOT a disinformation piece but rather represents a significant breakthrough.”

Why is Duff doing this?  What is the point of this disinformation piece that is full of flagrant errors?  The obvious purpose is to simply confuse the reader about the importance of the discovery of active thermitic material in the dust of the destroyed World Trade Center.

The so-called “classified” material Duff cites begins by saying that nuclear devices were used on 9-11 and that these devices caused the “melted steel and iron oxide or ‘nano-thermite'”, which he goes on to say, “is a by-product of the very high gamma ray/Neutron flux induced into the central steel core. The radiation dissolves the steel into iron oxide consuming the carbon and silicone in the steel.”

At the end of the Duff/Dean piece of guff, it says:  “The iron oxide found all over the place was what was left of the steel I beams.  This was the so-called Nano Thermite that was found everywhere.”

There are so many flagrant errors about what was found in the 9-11 dust in this piece that it can only be described as intentional disinformation by Gordon Duff and Jim Dean at Veterans Today. They are promoting a piece that is so wrong about what was found in the dust that it sounds as if they have not even read the paper by Steven E. Jones and other scientists entitled “Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe”.

Firstly, the active thermitic material that was found in the dust was a bi-layered material that was created using nano-technology.  It was most certainly not made by any nuclear device.

Secondly, iron oxide (rust) is one of the components of thermite, not one of the products.  A basic thermite reaction creates a great deal of heat, aluminum oxide (a white smoke), and molten iron.  What was found in great quantities in the dust of the World Trade Center was billions of very small molten iron droplets.  Iron oxide and nano-thermite are not the same thing at all, as the Guff piece suggests. 

I will address the errors found in this piece of disinformation in a separate article.  This article is intentional disinformation about what the evidence found in the dust indicates.  Gordon Duff has, once again, shown himself to be an agent of disinformation about the events of 9-11.


Gordon Duff: 9-11 Disinfo Toad

Updated June 2, 2014


DISINFO TOAD Gordon Duff of Veterans Today recently published an article that clearly exposes him as an agent of disinformation who is working to obscure the truth about what happened on 9-11.  Why is he doing this and who is he working for?

“About thirty percent of what is on Veterans Today is patently false. About forty percent of what I write is at least purposely partially false, because if I didn’t write false information, I wouldn’t be alive. I simply have to do that.”
– Gordon Duff, Senior Editor of Veterans Today

Source: “Gordon Duff is a Jewish Disinformation Agent”

disinformation – false information that is given deliberately, especially by government organizations
Source:  Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, 7th Edition, 2005

toad – a contemptible, detestable, or disgusting person


DETESTABLE DUFF – The fact that Gordon Duff is a “disinfo toad” is certainly no secret.  He has openly admitted that “about thirty percent of what is on Veterans Today is patently false” and that at least forty percent of what he writes is “purposely partially false”.  
Source: “Gordon Duff is a Jewish Disinformation Agent” (from 5:15 – 5:38)

Disinformation is defined by Merriam-Webster as “false information deliberately and often covertly spread (as by the planting of rumors) in order to influence public opinion or obscure the truth.”  Gordon Duff, senior editor of the website Veterans Today, published an article on May 20, 2014, that can only be described as rank disinformation that is meant to obscure the truth about 9-11.  To deliberately spread lies about what caused the deaths of thousands of people on 9-11 is an egregious and unforgivable offense.

The article, entitled “Too Classified to Publish: Bush Nuclear Piracy Exposed – Russia Opens Files on Nuclear 9/11 and Israeli Proliferation” contains many flagrant errors as it pushes the idea that nuclear bombs were used to bring down the Twin Towers.  Duff claims the evidence of a bi-layered composite of super-thermite found in the dust of the towers was somehow produced by the nuclear explosion that destroyed the tower.


EVIDENCE OF EXPLOSIVE THERMITE – Chips of the active thermitic material found in the dust of the destroyed Twin Towers.  This material, which was manufactured using nano-technology, is extremely energetic and releases more energy per gram than all other known explosives used in demolition.

9-11 GUFF FROM GORDON DUFF

The Duff article, which was edited by Jim W. Dean, is so full of errors that it cannot be taken seriously, except perhaps as evidence of his role as an agent of disinformation about 9-11.  With this in mind, I wrote to Mr. Duff on May 23 to ask him why he had published this piece:

Dear Mr. Duff,

I am writing to ask you about your recent article, “Too Classified to Publish: Bush Nuclear Piracy Exposed”.

Why did you publish this piece, which is clearly disinformation about 9-11, at this particular time? Who are you doing this for? I would think that this piece, which contains so many flagrant errors, clearly exposes you as an agent of 9-11 disinformation.

Can you explain why you published this article?

Christopher Bollyn

Gordon Duff responded the same day:

  chris,

of those involved in 9/11, you are one of the few who actually does work. of those involved in 9/11, i am the only one with a background in intelligence and who works actively in that area.

the piece, as published, is what was submitted. it, of course, debunks nanothermite, something the scientific community did years ago.

you see, i met the group working on nano-thermite, people well known to stephen jones, when they came to me for investment. their security officer, claudio d la’o, brought them to me.

no nanothermite was ever produced, a propellant with no production facility nor any purpose other than to replace the gun on the apache, something not done.

did you ever find the factory that you believe made it? I can give you several reasons you didn’t.

I believe that “nanothermite” is the creation of disinformation agents. others who believe have become proprietary and defensive.

this is the first material that has come from a national intelligence agency. it is a huge breakthru for us.

as you had found ‘9/11 truth’ totally stalled, over a decade now, hobbiests, freaks, shills, many of those, time wasters, i have long disassociated myself.

i am surprised at your accusation.  VT has done more real damage that all others combined, by such a margin it is not worth discussing. we are ‘the last man standing.’

you know, publishing books can be a problem. you take hits. i accept them. you don’t.

I also simply run with the best information I can get and have the facilities to investigate things. after all, i do run a company with both a counter-intelligence division and one that does international criminal investigations.

my chief of staff was attache to israel and had investigated dimona. he is far from my only personal source.

admit this, you would never have access to something like that. I admit that I am prevented from printing what I could.

accept that the sale of nuclear material by the bush family is real. accept other things you choose to.

doubt everything.

please note that i am not an internet person. i just returned from Africa, i have defense contracts there and the middle east. i have a scientific staff with full nuclear clearances (i dont have). my group has done security assessments at all our nuclear facilities.

i don’t look down on you but i do look down on most others and deeply resent them.

i have never spoken a word against you. i respect what you have done.

however, you have to admit that i have taken on more “risk” and been more confrontive than all combined. I do this, to an extent, because I am not entirely without some protecting and backing.

If you really think I can be “gotten to,” you have not been paying attention. you are attacking my analysis through a bizarre personal accusation not only without foundation but almost irrational.

do this: prove me wrong. show me a nanothermite factory. get me people who have handled tons of it. show me how it was applied and used.

duplicate your hypothesis experimentally.

The russians have done that.

g [Gordon Duff]

CHECKING THE FACTS

The obvious purpose of the Gordon Duff article is to try to deny the presence and role of thermite (super-thermite in particular) in the destruction of the towers.  The Duff piece contains so many errors that I am only going to point out those that pertain directly to the evidence of what happened on 9-11.

The Duff piece claims that nuclear devices were used on 9-11 and that these melted the “I beams of the central core” of the Twin Towers. 

Fact:  The core columns of the Twin Towers were box columns.  I don’t know what “I beams” he is talking about. The walls of the central box columns were 4 inches thick at the base and tapered to about 1/4 inch at the top of the towers.


The core box columns that held up the Twin Towers can be seen in this photo.  The box column in the center appears to have been cut with a steel-melting charge of thermite.

The Duff piece says:  “Melted steel and iron oxide or ‘nano-thermite’ is a byproduct of the very high gamma ray/Neutron flux induced into the central steel core.  The radiation dissolves the steel into oxide consuming the carbon and silicone [sic] in the steel.”

Fact:  Iron oxide, or rust, is a component of thermite, not a product of a thermite reaction.  What was found in the dust was large amounts of molten iron droplets or spheres.  The molten iron that was found in the dust and at the base of the destroyed towers is evidence of a thermitic reaction, not a nuclear bomb.


One of the iron-rich spheres found in the dust.  These tiny balls of molten iron are a common element of the dust from the World Trade Center demolition.

Fact:  The active thermitic material that was found in the dust by Dr. Steven E. Jones, et al, was a nano-composite bi-layered material that had been manufactured using nano-technology.  This explosive nano-composite is most certainly not the by-product of a nuclear explosion.

The Duff piece claims that “the upward blast of radiation literally vaporized” the 20-ton antenna tower atop the South Tower:

This explains the missing steel columns and the very important clue of the “vaporized” 20-ton antenna tower atop the south tower [sic].  The upward blast of radiation literally vaporized it.  Video evidence proves this to be true. (Editor’s note: Tower issue a vital one.)

Fact:  This is completely false. Firstly, the antenna was atop the North Tower, and, secondly, it did not vaporize at all.  It was the first thing to be seen falling as the demolition of the tower began.  The base of the antenna is actually on display in the Newseum in Washington, D.C.


Part of the antenna mast that Gordon Duff says was “vaporized”.


The Newseum in Washington D.C. has an 18-foot section of the recovered main antenna from the North Tower on display.


The 360- foot main antenna mast on top of the North Tower in 1998.


Part of the antenna sticking out of the rubble pile of the North Tower.

The Duff piece concludes:  “The primary purpose of the nuclear weapon used on 9-11 was to produce a massive Gama [sic] ray/neutron flux that would vaporize about 150 to 300 feet of 6-inch thick steel I beams that constituted the central core of the WTC buildings.  This created the free fall event as seen on TV that day.”

Fact:  The Twin Towers were pulverized from the top down.  The core columns were severed, which is what caused the antenna mast to fall, but they were not vaporized in a nuclear blast.

The final paragraph of the Duff piece says: “The iron oxide found all over the place was what was left of the steel I beams.  This was the so-called Nano Thermite that was found everywhere.”

Fact:  This is pure nonsense.  Iron oxide was not found all over the place; iron-rich spheres were found in great numbers in the dust – tiny balls of iron that had been in the molten state when the towers were demolished.

This is not the “so-called Nano Thermite” that was found in the dust.  These iron-rich spheres are products of the thermitic reaction.  Duff is clearly misrepresenting the active thermitic material that was found in the dust.  This indicates that neither Duff nor Dean understand what was found in the dust – or they are working to misinform the reader.  I can only conclude that the latter is the case and that these men are agents of disinformation about what really happened on 9-11.


Sources and Recommended Reading:

“9/11: Honoring Broadcast Engineers of WTC #Sept11,” NYConvergence.com, September 10, 2011
http://nyconvergence.com/2011/09/911-honoring-broadcast-engineers-of-wtc-sept11.html

“Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe” by Dr. Steven E. Jones, et al, The Open Chemical Physics Journal, 2009
www.benthamscience.com/open/tocpj/articles/V002/7TOCPJ.pdf

“Gordon Duff is a Jewish Disinformation Agent”, YouTube.com, November 11, 2012 (especially from 5:15 to 5:38)
youtu.be/YZufw3G931Q

“Too Classified to Publish: Bush Nuclear Piracy Exposed – Russia Opens Files on Nuclear 9/11 and Israeli Proliferation” by Gordon Duff, VeteransToday.com, May 20, 2014
www.veteranstoday.com/2014/05/20/too-classified-to-publish-bush-nuclear-piracy-exposed/

“Understanding the Use of Thermite on 9-11” by Christopher Bollyn, July 14, 2009
www.bollyn.com/understanding-the-use-of-thermite-on-9-11/

Source: http://bollyn.com/#article_14718

No Foraging in the King’s Forest Because It Hurts The Peasants

AMERICANS HAVE PAID FOR THESE PUBLIC LANDS OVER A CENTURY NOW!!

AMERICANS HAVE PAID FOR THESE PUBLIC LANDS OVER A CENTURY NOW!!

Let’s Talk About ‘Public’ Land

Eric Blair
Activist Post

Conveniently hidden in the noise of the Bundy Ranch standoff is the heart of the issue: property rights and use of government-owned land. With the federal government going on a land-grab spree of late, it’s time we have a frank discussion about “public” land.

What is it? Who owns it? What’s it used for? What rights do citizens have to use it?

Back in feudal times peasants weren’t allowed to forage in the king’s forest. Those caught poaching to feed their families were put to death. It was considered stealing private property from the king himself, not the kingdom as a whole, no matter how big his forest grew. No one claimed it hurt other peasants to take from the king. Yet, today, we are to believe that foraging on government land somehow hurts the kingdom.

Some citizens call rancher Bundy a tax cheat, saying he’s stealing from taxpayers because he hasn’t paid grazing fees on public land. Does this group view public property as profit centers? Do they know they’re advocating for the same thing as big oil companies, frackers, Harry Reid’s Chinese solar power plant and a host of other cronies who don’t give a damn about land preservation? Because these entities dutifully pay their fees for their “right” to use public lands.

I’m not here to stick up for Cliven Bundy. His family claims they’ve had foraging rights to government land in Utah since 1877.  Ironically, that’s right around the time that the government violently stole the land from native Americans. So, ancestor Bundy used the government cavalry to do to them exactly what the BLM is doing to him at the behest of Harry Reid’s corporate endeavors. I’m just keeping it real.

Does this mean that land rights only exist for people who can defend property with weapons? It certainly seems that way. To be fair, native Americans never understood “private” property until they were forced to, but they did respect tribal boundaries which they too defended with force.

Historically, property rights were recognized when someone put their labor to the land by building a house from the trees or managing a herd on the fields. The right to use the land became “ownership” and could only be claimed by an individual or a family who worked the land. In the example of feudal times the king displayed ownership of the forest because he protected it with force. Significantly, the kingdom did not own the forest because no one could even begin to understand that concept.

Today property ownership comes with very few rights without permission from, or paying fees to, the government. For example, I used to pay around $7000 a year in property taxes for a modest home and three average cars that I supposedly “owned”.  I also had to buy permits to paint my house, to finish a room in my basement, to cut down trees or burn brush in my yard.  I paid this money to the kingdom because they claimed a right to my property.

Increasingly people are being prevented from foraging (keeping a garden or chickens) on their own land as if it belonged to the king. It’s apparent that when property rights become privileges, the grantor of those privileges becomes the real owner of the land. But what happens when the grantor is a vague collective called the public? A king can be removed, while the “public” cannot.

Is all government land “public”? Of course not. Try hiking around the NSA data center in Utah and see what happens. Try entering Yellowstone National Park without paying the $25 entry fee and see what happens. As a taxpayer (peasant), you have absolutely no rights to that land, therefore you and other citizens are not the owner of that property – but you did pay for it.

The simple truth is if you don’t have a right to use the land, you don’t own it. Claiming that not paying our fair share for using the king’s land (including our own homes) is akin to treason against the kingdom is a colossal mind-control victory for our rulers. People who believe this truly cannot see the chains that bind them.

Well, on a positive note, at least we have all this “public” land to sell real cheap to our creditors when the US economy goes the way of Greece, right?


 

WW~Notes:  Most Americans still don’t know that there is a way around the federal land grab.  Ever heard of ALLODIAL TITLE?  If not, then everyone should be reading about what this can do for every American land and property owner.

Allodial TiTle and Land Patents, Ownerships Highest Proof – print for posterity

Of course, read what Jewish Wikipedia has to say too: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allodial_title

Wall Street’s Plans For The Great Starvation

We are currently in a Depression. It has not hit us full force yet because we can print money to feed 48 million Americans on Food Stamps. I have previously said Depressions are caused by the accumulation of Unpayable Debts. Unpayable Debts are created because we allow bankers to charge us interest on money they create out of nothing. Depressions are periods of time when Unpayable Debts are cancelled en masse. I would prefer a systematic and worldwide Debt Cancellation over a 1930s style Great Depression which starved a minimum of 3 million Americans to death.

At the height of the Great Depression, a quarter of a million teenagers joined the ranks of the army of migratory idle roaming across America riding freight trains or hitchhiking. — In 1933, when the economy hit rock bottom, about 9,000 banks failed, $2.5 billion in deposits was lost, unemployment soared to nearly 13 million or about one in four of the labor force. Not since the civil war had the American nation stared so deeply into the abyss.  Click image to read accompanying article.

At the height of the Great Depression, a quarter of a million teenagers joined the ranks of the army of migratory idle roaming across America riding freight trains or hitchhiking. — In 1933, when the economy hit rock bottom, about 9,000 banks failed, $2.5 billion in deposits was lost, unemployment soared to nearly 13 million or about one in four of the labor force. Not since the civil war had the American nation stared so deeply into the abyss. Click image to read accompanying article.

Depressions are named. We have had the Great Contraction, the Long Depression and the Great Depression. I have decided to call this current Depression The Great Starvation instead of the Great Depression II. Professor Steve Keen has said we are headed to the greatest financial crisis in 500 years because we have more Unpayable Debts to cancel than any time in history. MIT did a review of the literature study of the world economy and starvation. They concluded that half a billion people will die from starvation and food riots when the economy crashes. MIT said we will have a few billion people die from a series of plagues.

I should point out that plagues are likely to occur in America because our government allows Level 4 germ warfare bio-hazard research to be conducted at Level 2 facilities on college campuses. Any pretty girl or pick pocket can steal a researcher’s ID card and use it to get past a swipe card door to steal pathogens that could kill millions. The US Congress is too busy passing resolutions on Syria, the Ukraine and Iran to do something serious about either the safety of the Level 4 facilities or to hold hearings on Debt Cancellation to avoid another Depression.

Wall Street is planning to starve us to death on several levels and not just by deliberately crashing the dollar.

dd395-M  (site)Lab tests on Genetically Modified food fed to animals reveal that the first generation has enormous tumors and that by the third generation the animals that survive are sterile runts. Many European nations passed laws against GMO crops. Some even burned the crops in the field. But the European Union Commission stepped right in and proved me right when I said the EU is Rothschild land. The 27 member EU Commission overruled the member states and legalized GMO crops. This is an appointed body not elected. GMO crops produce less food than traditional farming. And none of it is safe.

If I were in the EU parliament or were a candidate for office, I would raise holy hell about GMO food and even demand a guarantee that the Epicyte gene not be allowed anywhere in Europe. The Epicyte corporation received $75 million dollars to go to Mexico to isolate a gene that caused sterility in women. They spliced that gene into corn and presumably subsequently into other crops to sterilize anyone who eats it.

GMO food is not only reducing our total food supply but combined with radiation from Fukushima it is making safe food scare and therefore expensive. This will soon contribute to starvation amongst younger educated people. The elderly will probably die before irradiated GMO food kills them.

dd395-Asp (s)The food additive MSG excites and confuses the brain into eating 7% more than when it is not present. The additive aspartame also causes consumers to eat more carbohydrates. Banning or restricting these additives could slightly ease food price increases.

The US Congress in its infinite stupidity has mandated that nearly one fourth of America’s corn crop go to making ethanol to add to gasoline. This drives up food prices. John Williams of Shadow Stats has said the current rate of inflation in the US is 9%. The federal government specializes in fraudulent consumer price and employment numbers. They exclude the price of food and gasoline from their Consumer Price Index. They then calculate the poverty level by multiplying the cost of food by three but do not adjust the rise in the cost of medical care since 1952. The National Science Foundation has concluded that American poverty rates are a lot higher than the government admits.

Hint: If we subtract a 2% rise in GDP from 9% inflation, then the economy is contracting at 7% in real terms. That is about what Karl Denninger has seen in a decline in US retail sales.

?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????We are also experiencing higher energy bills because Obama has the EPA shutting down clean burning coal fired electrical generation plants. He has declared carbon dioxide to be a pollutant when plants need it to breathe. He has reduced coal generated electricity and raised utility prices. This is at a time when America’s aging nuclear power plants are also producing less electricity. San Onofre reactor in San Diego had to be completely shut down because the criminally negligent operators replaced pipes with substandard material to save money. The other factor is that the US has added 14 million people since 2007 when its electrical generation peaked.

This is making it harder for the poor to pay their utility bills. To put this in perspective utility bills went up more in the past 12 months than they did in the whole decade of the 1960s when America was increasing its electrical output. Other costs hurting working families are the rising cost of insurance premiums under Obamacare. The deductibles run from $3,000 to $5,000 for most but on some run up to $12,000 a year. What this means is that later this year if a family needs hospital care they will have to pay for it out of their pocket until they go past their deductible. Most American families do not have $5,000 sitting around in a bank account. This will hurt retail sales and seriously hurt the stock market. The S & P 500 Price/Earnings ratio at 25 to 1 is currently 50% higher than its historic average of 16.5 since 1871.

I am seriously leaning towards concluding that we are entering a global cooling period because we are seeing fewer sun spots than normal as we did during the Maunder Minimum. Global warming would be great if we had it. The people of England used to raise grapes during their last warm period. During the Maunder Minimum people used to skate on the river Thames during the winter. In 1816 we had a ‘Year without a summer.’ It was caused by a reduction in sunspots as we have today combined with one volcano erupting at Mt Tambora in the Dutch East Indies. Today we have several candidate volcanoes that could produce that much ash if not more. This year or next could be a real famine disaster.

The Maunder minimum in a 400 year history of sunspot numbers.

The Maunder minimum in a 400 year history of sunspot numbers.

I would be remiss if I did not mention the drought in California which will soon raise the price of fruits and vegetables in America and force prices higher in neighboring countries as Americans try to make up for shortages by importing someone else’s dinner. California produces nearly half of America’s fresh fruits and vegetables. California’s cattle are being sold to operators in Texas who are also experiencing drought. The latest news is that the federal government will provide no water to farmers in the Central Valley and cut back 50% in deliveries to urban areas like Silicon Valley. This is at a time when the cattle herds are the lowest since the 1950s. The price of food will soon skyrocket but the price of safe food will go even higher.

At least half a dozen nations are operating ionospheric heaters such as the American HARP facility in Alaska. It has been charged that HAARP is being used to manipulate weather and to send rain storms from Fukushima further north where the precipitation falls as snow. This operation has cut rainfall in California to the lowest level since records were kept in 1850. This radiation has not disappeared. It has fallen to the ground over Canada and the American Midwest. The Aurora is red indicating radiation from Fukushima. I have seen multiple videos made in St Louis showing radioactive rain and snow. The Great Lakes region of the US and Canada is very humid and acts as a radioactive sink. Background radiation for a woman who measures it in Michigan is twice what it is in my area further south.

Haarp Locations around the WorldH.A.A.R.P. Locations Around the World

Scientist Ann Morrison’s take on red’s in auroras – So could
Fukushima’s Radiation Leak Be Causing Red’s In Aurora’s?

On October 2nd, a CME hit Earth’s magnetic field, sparking a G2-class geomagnetic storm. Sky watchers on both ends of the Earth saw auroras; many of the lights were rare shades of red.
Auroras are usually green, and sometimes purple, but seldom do sky watchers see this much red. Red auroras occur some 300 to 500 km above Earth’s surface and are not yet fully understood. Some researchers believe the red lights are linked to a large influx of electrons. When low-energy electrons recombine with oxygen ions in the upper atmosphere, red photons are emitted. At present, space weather forecasters cannot predict when this will occur.
During the storm, even more red auroras were observed over the United States in places like Kansas, Ohio, and Oklahoma. Browse the gallery for examples:

http://spaceweather.com/gallery/index…

The radiation from Fukushima to date is 300 times worse than Chernobyl. This is according to studies Dr Chris Busby did of Japanese auto filters after the March 11th event. If Spent Fuel Pool 4 collapses, it will release a huge cloud of radiation from the 1,400 fuel rod assemblies not yet removed. Dr David Suzuki said this would make Tokyo and California uninhabitable. There are two reactors in California and at least 6 in the Midwest sitting on long overdue earthquake fault lines. There are additional reactors that could be partially damaged in the Midwest.

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Lest anyone think there is no solution I should point out that the US government seized 155 boxes of lab notes and equipment from Nikola Tesla 71 years ago upon his death. The Secret Government very likely has an alternative source of energy to replace both nuclear power and fossil fuels. If we got rid of the idiots currently running Washington and New York, we could develop Tesla energy at a far cheaper price to first replace nuclear power and then fossil fuels.

Wall Street is taking several actions to raise the price of food and energy even higher. Matt Taibbi revealed that all of the markets are rigged to benefit the banks. Earlier he wrote about Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley buying and selling every barrel of oil 27 times before it reached the pumps in your neighborhood. Blythe Masters, the billionaire inventor of Credit Default Swaps, is Vice-President of Global Commodities at J P Morgan. She bought up half the commercial crops of Brazil to manipulate food prices. She also bought older coal fired electrical generating plants and benefited when Obama’s EPA shut down her cleaner competitors. These actions drove up our utility bills. They have placed a serious strain on family budgets at a time when a cutback in hours worked is reducing income.

Food Stamps have been cut twice since November of 2013 at a time when prices are increasing 9% a year. Food prices should spike even higher in the very near future while family incomes are declining in real terms.

Suggestion: You might want to stock up on food before prices rise. You can sprout seeds indoors. If you do not have outdoor space sufficient for a green house or for aquaponics, you might get a network of friends and family to invest in safe food sources. We might soon experience serious shortages of safe food at any price. Hint: Koreans test their fish with Geiger counters before they buy it.

China is heading to a serous credit crunch. Half of their loans are from high interest Shadow Banks. They have created more money than Ben Bernanke over the past five years which is an amazingly stupid thing to do. They are headed to a crash. Their leaders have stashed $4 trillion in offshore tax havens in the Caribbean. They are buying all the gold they can and are selling US Treasury bonds. One day soon (some say April 2014) they will announce that they have 5,500 tons of gold or maybe 7,500 or even 10,000 tons. That would be proof to the world that there is no gold left in Fort Knox.  Gold would be reset at $7,000 an ounce.The dollar would be devalued 50% which would cut wages and pensions in half.

China could use its remaining Treasury bonds and cash to buy the US banks and the NYSE for pennies on the dollar. This would give the Chinese ownership of the Federal Reserve and of the millions of mortgages the banks and the FED hold. After wages are cut 50% overnight, China could expand their production in America as soon as they retool all the bankrupt facilities they bought. That would make them America’s largest landlord and employer.

I think you might understand why I have been predicting Nationwide Food Riots if we do not have worldwide Debt Cancellation. And we do not end fractional reserve banking and issue a non-interest bearing currency like President Lincoln’s Greenbacks.

debtrepudiation-2There is an alternative to this near term economic squeeze from China. We could stop all these wars for Israel and invade the offshore tax havens seizing all the assets stolen from us by Wall Street and from the Chinese people by their leaders. The Chinese people would probably gratefully receive the $4 trillion we could clean out of the banks. It would along with worldwide Debt Cancellation and bank and monetary reform greatly improve the future of everyone on this planet who did not own a bank.

The Great Starvation need not be.

I have written about starvation in American neighborhoods trying to make people aware of their future.

So If 30,000 People within 50 Miles Of Your House Starve To Death

http://vidrebel.wordpress.com/2013/12/08/so-if-30000-people-within-50-miles-of-your-house-starve-to-death/

I have written in depth about a Racial Civil War as Wall Street’s preferred Exit Strategy. Try this:

The Uber Rich Want Us To Have A Racial Civil War.

http://vidrebel.wordpress.com/2013/11/11/the-uber-rich-want-us-to-have-a-racial-civil-war/

Arab Gulf States Join Chinese Campaign To Dump The Dollar

http://vidrebel.wordpress.com/2013/12/03/arab-gulf-states-join-chinese-campaign-to-dump-the-dollar/

2014: Bank Runs, Depressions, Austerity and Food Riots

http://vidrebel.wordpress.com/2014/01/28/2014-bank-runs-depressions-austerity-and-food-riots/

Source: http://vidrebel.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/wall-streets-plans-for-the-great-starvation/

Americans have been targeted for elimination

A total world population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal.” – Ted Turner, in an interview with Audubon Magazine

Over 18,000 new United States citizens take their citizenship oaths during naturalization ceremonies at the Los Angeles Convention Center Thursday, May 22, 2008.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Over 18,000 new United States citizens take their citizenship oaths during naturalization ceremonies at the Los Angeles Convention Center Thursday, May 22, 2008. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

By Dave Hodges

(INTELIHUB) — To my mind controlled friends, I temporarily interrupt your regularly scheduled programming to inform you that America is now entering into martial law. In order to receive this information, you must temporarily suspend all other previous programming whether it be from CNN, FOX, CBS, ABC, NBC or any of the other 98% of media outlets controlled by only five corporations.

You have allowed your media to make you ignorant, passive, unable to engage in critical thinking and blind to the fact that you have been made a slave to the state, controlled by the mega banks, who have hijacked your government. Soon you will awaken to a life where every choice, every action and even every belief has been predetermined for you. Soon you will come to realize that your neighbor was correct when he tried to tell you that if you let the illegitimate government come and take your guns, it would not be long until they would come and take you. We are witnessing the first stage of the total destruction of the United States.

The Russians Understand America Better Than Most Americans

Recently, a Russian blogger wrote the following about the history of his own country, with regard to the Red Revolution, in an attempt to get Americans to realize that we should never give up our guns under any circumstances.

“Moscow fell, for example, not from a lack of weapons to defend it, but from the lying guile of the Reds. Ten thousand Reds took Moscow and were opposed only by some few hundreds of officer cadets and their instructors. Even then the battle was fierce and losses high. However, in the city alone, at that time, lived over 30,000 military officers (both active and retired), all with their own issued weapons and ammunition, plus tens of thousands of other citizens who were armed. The Soviets promised to leave them all alone if they did not intervene. They did not and for that were asked afterwards to come registerthemselves and their weapons: where they were promptly shot.”

If we ever allow Obama and Feinstein to get any kind of foothold on the elimination of private gun ownership, we won’t being going off of some imaginary fiscal cliff, we will be jumping headfirst into the abyss of “national suicide by gun control.”  History has spoken America, are you going to listen? Even the Russian communists are warning us not to give up our guns.

What is the Crown Jewel In the Banker Subjugation Movement?

The criminal Obama Administration does not dare act against the American people until they get enough of our guns and subsequently to render us defenseless. Their determination speaks to disarm the citizens speaks to their fear of the American people. If we give up our guns, the American people will sacrifice any leverage that they now enjoy over this criminal administration.

What’s been described here could be categorized as the chest pains before the heart attack. As an American citizen, you have one duty and only one duty and that is to obey the United States Constitution. As an American citizen, you have a duty to resist all foreign and domestic enemies of the Republic, whether they be foreign or domestic. The Obama Administration is an illegitimate government which is controlled by the five megabanks who have hijacked this government. Oh, you do not think that is true? Then tell me how, when we as a country, are supposedly plunging off of the fiscal cliff and we are still giving new bail outs to Goldman Sachs? These criminals violate the Constitution every time they read one of your emails, illegally listen to your phone calls, financially bail out criminal organizations like Goldman Sachs or abduct American citizens under the NDAA.

The Hijackers of the American Government Have Declared War on You

The day that Congress passed the NDAA and Obama signed it into law, this illegitimate government declared war on the American people. If you have been living in a fog, the NDAA allows the government to secretly arrest and even murder you.  You don’t believe it, click here, right now. No, do not read the next sentence until you have clicked and read this link, or this link. Do I now have you attention? Are you listening to me? Still not convinced? Watch this brief interview with Obama as he lies and says that he does not want to use this against Americans even though his lawyers fought in court for the right to indefinitely detain Americans under the NDAA without following due process of law.

The America you thought you were living in is gone. In past articles, I have covered how it is legal to steal your bank accounts. I have covered on my talk show how the banks can steal your home even when the payments are current. I have also covered how this pseudo government, which, again, has been fully hijacked by the bankers, has complete control over you because they have complete control over the elected officials.

I know that some of you find that difficult to believe, but ask yourself, how can Diane Feinstein accumulate $200 million in personal assets, while engaged in insider trading, while she has never held a job outside of government? The fact is, she cannot gather that much wealth without being bought off? Your entire Congress is bought off. Every four years, you receive a Judas kiss on the cheek while these “representatives” continue to aid and abet the bankers in separating you from your money and your civil liberties.

America, you are now living in an occupied country. As an American, you are now either a de facto prisoner of war or you are a resistance fighter, there is no longer any middle ground.

Americans were dragged into this fight in 1913 at the inception of the Federal Reserve. The last century of our history has largely been about people who know nothing of what’s going on, or think that CNN tells the truth or that your vote really matters, you are prisoners of war. You will be like the Jews who bowed and curtsied to their Nazi executors before taking a bullet in the back of the head. If you are one of those, I cannot help you. However, if you are willing to make a stand against this criminal government’s attempts to disarm the people, I will stand with you because resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.

If you give up your gun, you become a prisoner of war, and very soon, you will become a statistic in the growing number of people who will have fallen victim to their criminal governments after surrendering their guns.

Three Little Questions

Has anyone ever bother to ask this illegitimate government the following questions?

1. Why did you get TruTV to ban replays of Jesse Ventura’s Conspiracy Theory’s airing of the FEMA Camp report?

2. Why was the MIAC report written by DHS?

3. Why does Obama continue to use false flag events as a pre-text to seize our guns?

A Niemöller ’Ode To Our Future, Courtesy of the NDAA

First they came for the returning veteran and I did not speak out because I was not a veteran

Then they came for the Constitutionalists, but I did not speak out because I did not follow politics

Then they came for the popular talk show hosts, but I did not speak out because I did not listen to talk radio

Then they came for the Libertarians and the former Ron Paul supporters and I did not speak out because I was not a Libertarian supporter of Ron Paul

Then they came for the gun owners and I remained silent because I was not a gun owner

Then they came for the pro-lifers but I did not speak out because I did not have a child

Then they came for the internet and I tried to speak out but nobody could hear me because the rest of the non-internet media was owned by the “they’s”

Then they came for me, but the pastor of my 501(c)3 church belonged to DHS’ Clergy Response Team and was afraid to speak out

Then they came for you and there was nobody left to speak

It is time to make a line in the sand and stand up to these criminal bankers who have captured our government through an economic coup d’état. And now these same bankers are installing a technocratic dictatorship in which most of us will be obsolete.

I now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.

Dave Hodges is a contributor to Intellihub News. You may also find his work on The Common Sense Show

DHS purchasing 141,160 rounds of Hornady .308 sniper ammunition

DHS posts solicitation to purchase 141,160 rounds of Hornady .308 Winchester A-MAX TAP ammunition

soldierForward_Operating_Base-1560x690_cBy Avalon

(INTELLIHUB) — In what appears to be DHS preparing to militarily engagement the American people, a solicitation for 141,160 rounds of Hornady .308 Winchester A-MAX TAP Ammunition was posted on the FedBizOpps (www.fbo.gov) website February 7, 2014.

Bids were required to be submitted by February 14, 2014 3:00 pm.

Hornady .308 Win 168gr A-MAX TAP Ammunition
Solicitation Number: HSCEMS-14-Q-00004
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Office: Immigration & Customs Enforcement
Location: ICE-OAQ-MS

As most Americans know, DHS is responsible for guarding the homeland, so make no mistake about it, these rounds are to be used on U.S. soil against American citizens. The solicitation falls under the office of Immigration & Customs Enforcement, which makes for good cover to those drinking the Kool–aid. Delivery of these rounds is scheduled for Fort Benning, Georgia, some distance from the Mexican border.

In the March 11, 2013 Forbes article 1.6 Billion Rounds Of Ammo For Homeland Security? It’s Time For A National Conversation, which received 1,074,405 views to date, journalist Ralph Benko verified the purchase of 1.6 Billion Rounds – excerpt:

The Denver Post, on February 15th, ran an Associated Press article entitled Homeland Security aims to buy 1.6b rounds of ammo, so far to little notice. It confirmed that the Department of Homeland Security has issued an open purchase order for 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition. As reported elsewhere, some of this purchase order is for hollow-point rounds, forbidden by international law for use in war, along with a frightening amount specialized for snipers. Also reported elsewhere, at the height of the Iraq War the Army was expending less than 6 million rounds a month. Therefore 1.6 billion rounds would be enough to sustain a hot war for 20+ years. In America.

To those people who are experiencing difficulty believing this news, check the following link:

http://atk.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=25280&item=124123

Other press Releases from March of 2012

  • ATK Secures .40 Caliber Ammunition Contract with Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (DHS, ICE)
  • ATK Wins Five-Year, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity Contract for .40 Caliber Ammunition from DHS, ICE
  • Additional .40 Caliber Ammunition Contract with 450 Million Round Potential Demonstrates ATK’s Leadership in Ammunition Manufacturing

ANOKA, Minn., March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — ATK (NYSE: ATK) announced that it is being awarded an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) agreement from the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (DHS, ICE) for .40 caliber ammunition. This contract features a base of 12 months, includes four option years, and will have a maximum volume of 450 million rounds.

More evidence of an enormous domestic military buildup was brought to light by Intellihub News on April 5th, 2012 in the article “Gearing Up: DHS Purchases Bullet Resistant Checkpoint Booths Amid Large Scale Ammo Buildup” which was read by many. An excerpt from that article reads:

 

The Department of Homeland Security has made news in the past few weeks with the revelations that they have purchased up to 650 million rounds of .40 caliber hollow point ammunition.

Now, despite ignoring requests as to why they need that much ammo, they have moved forward and purchased an unknown amount of bullet resistant booths to possibly be stationed at unannounced checkpoints throughout the country.

A press release from the company that supplied the booths bragged about the sale:

Press release date: April 4, 2012
Owner: Department of Homeland Security

Project Description:

Shelters Direct provided the Department of Homeland Security with this 4×13 Steel UL 752 Level 3 Bullet Resistant Booth.

This guard building features a standing seam hip roof, a thru-wall HVAC unit, (2) UL 752 BR Level 3 sliding doors, UL 752 Bullet Resistant Level 3 glass and a Low]E coating.

These booths seem destined to be used at checkpoints throughout the country as DHS and other government agencies continue their full scale takeover of America.

Lastly, in the April 30, 2013 report by RT Homeland Security under investigation for massive ammo buys, the purchases by DHS have alarmed nearly everyone in the country – the article goes on to say:

The Department of Homeland Security is under investigation for purchasing large stockpiles of ammunition, days before legislation was introduced that would restrict the amount a government agency can legally buy.

The Government Accountability Office is now conducting the investigation into the alleged DHS purchases, which is “just getting underway,” GAO spokesman Chuck Young told US News & World Report.

DHS officials have repeatedly denied stockpiling ammunition, but AP reports claim that the agency plans to buy more than 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition over the next four or five years, and has already bought 360,000 rounds of hollow point bullets and 1.5 billion rounds in 2012.

News like this suggests that a domestic military buildup of unprecedented proportions is in progress. It is critical that all of Intellihub News readers stay vigilant to these developments.

Feel free to email us with news tips or whistleblower information regarding the domestic military buildup by the DHS Department of Homeland Security.

These are dangerous and exciting times we live in – get prepared friends.

(Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

WW~Notes:  Does it not appear that this criminal, corrupt evil U.S. government is gearing up to genocide the entire population??????????????????????????  I feel like I’m living in a version of The Twilight Zone.  Prepare for more dire news to come.

72 Types Of Americans That Are Considered “Potential Terrorists” In Official Government Documents

Prison-Camp-450x299Are you a conservative, a libertarian, a Christian or a gun owner?  Are you opposed to abortion, globalism, Communism, illegal immigration, the United Nations or the New World Order?  Do you believe in conspiracy theories, do you believe that we are living in the “end times” or do you ever visit alternative news websites (such as this one)?  If you answered yes to any of those questions, you are a “potential terrorist” according to official U.S. government documents. 

At one time, the term “terrorist” was used very narrowly.  The government applied that label to people like Osama bin Laden and other Islamic jihadists.  But now the Obama administration is removing all references to Islam from terror training materials, and instead the term “terrorist” is being applied to large groups of American citizens.  And if you are a “terrorist”, that means that you have no rights and the government can treat you just like it treats the terrorists that are being held at Guantanamo Bay.  So if you belong to a group of people that is now being referred to as “potential terrorists”, please don’t take it as a joke.  The first step to persecuting any group of people is to demonize them.  And right now large groups of peaceful, law-abiding citizens are being ruthlessly demonized.

Below is a list of 72 types of Americans that are considered to be “extremists” and “potential terrorists” in official U.S. government documents.

To see the original source document for each point, just click on the link.  As you can see, this list covers most of the country…

1. Those that talk about “individual liberties”

2. Those that advocate for states’ rights

3. Those that want “to make the world a better place”

4. “The colonists who sought to free themselves from British rule”

5. Those that are interested in “defeating the Communists”

6. Those that believe “that the interests of one’s own nation are separate from the interests of other nations or the common interest of all nations”

7. Anyone that holds a “political ideology that considers the state to be unnecessary, harmful,or undesirable”

8. Anyone that possesses an “intolerance toward other religions”

9. Those that “take action to fight against the exploitation of theenvironment and/or animals”

10. “Anti-Gay”

11. “Anti-Immigrant”

12. “Anti-Muslim”

13. “The Patriot Movement”

14. “Opposition to equal rights for gays and lesbians”

15. Members of the Family Research Council

16. Members of the American Family Association

17. Those that believe that Mexico, Canada and the United States “are secretly planning to merge into a European Union-like entity that will be known as the ‘North American Union’”

18. Members of the American Border Patrol/American Patrol

19. Members of the Federation for American Immigration Reform

20. Members of the Tennessee Freedom Coalition

21. Members of the Christian Action Network

22. Anyone that is “opposed to the New World Order”

23. Anyone that is engaged in “conspiracy theorizing”

24. Anyone that is opposed to Agenda 21

25. Anyone that is concerned about FEMA camps

26. Anyone that “fears impending gun control or weapons confiscations”

27. The militia movement

28. The sovereign citizen movement

29. Those that “don’t think they should have to pay taxes”

30. Anyone that “complains about bias”

31. Anyone that “believes in government conspiracies to the point of paranoia”

32. Anyone that “is frustrated with mainstream ideologies”

33. Anyone that “visits extremist websites/blogs”

34. Anyone that “establishes website/blog to display extremist views”

35. Anyone that “attends rallies for extremist causes”

36. Anyone that “exhibits extreme religious intolerance”

37. Anyone that “is personally connected with a grievance”

38. Anyone that “suddenly acquires weapons”

39. Anyone that “organizes protests inspired by extremist ideology”

40. “Militia or unorganized militia”

41. “General right-wing extremist”

42. Citizens that have “bumper stickers” that are patriotic or anti-U.N.

43. Those that refer to an “Army of God”

44. Those that are “fiercely nationalistic (as opposed to universal and international in orientation)”

45. Those that are “anti-global”

46. Those that are “suspicious of centralized federal authority”

47. Those that are “reverent of individual liberty”

48. Those that “believe in conspiracy theories”

49. Those that have “a belief that one’s personal and/or national ‘way of life’ is under attack”

50. Those that possess “a belief in the need to be prepared for an attack either by participating in paramilitary preparations and training or survivalism”

51. Those that would “impose strict religious tenets or laws on society (fundamentalists)”

52. Those that would “insert religion into the political sphere”

53. Anyone that would “seek to politicize religion”

54. Those that have “supported political movements for autonomy”

55. Anyone that is “anti-abortion”

56. Anyone that is “anti-Catholic”

57. Anyone that is “anti-nuclear”

58. “Rightwing extremists”

59. “Returning veterans”

60. Those concerned about “illegal immigration”

61. Those that “believe in the right to bear arms”

62. Anyone that is engaged in “ammunition stockpiling”

63. Anyone that exhibits “fear of Communist regimes”

64. “Anti-abortion activists”

65. Those that are against illegal immigration

66. Those that talk about “the New World Order” in a “derogatory” manner

67. Those that have a negative view of the United Nations

68. Those that are opposed “to the collection of federal income taxes”

69. Those that supported former presidential candidates Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin and Bob Barr

70. Those that display the Gadsden Flag (“Don’t Tread On Me”)

71. Those that believe in “end times” prophecies

72. Evangelical Christians

The groups of people in the list above are considered “problems” that need to be dealt with.  In some of the documents referenced above, members of the military are specifically warned not to have anything to do with such groups.

We are moving into a very dangerous time in American history.  You can now be considered a “potential terrorist” just because of your religious or political beliefs.  Free speech is becoming a thing of the past, and we are rapidly becoming an Orwellian society that is the exact opposite of what our founding fathers intended.

Please pray for the United States of America.  We definitely need it.

About the author: Michael T. Snyder is a former Washington D.C. attorney who now publishes The Truth.  His new thriller entitled “The Beginning Of The End” is now available on Amazon.com.

Source: http://thetruthwins.com/archives/72-types-of-americans-that-are-considered-potential-terrorists-in-official-government-documents

America at War Against its’ Citizens

civilwar2Secret NSA Spying,  Perpetual Wars and Their Mongers, NDAA, Un-Patriot Acts, and a Congress Gone Wild Means America is at War Against We The People.

by Sami Jadallah

While Israel may send its drones over American cities and towns at the invitation of NSA and DHS, it is unlikely that the US government will use chemical weapons, napalm, Agent Orange or fire cruise missiles at cities like Gary, Youngstown, Oakland, Detroit and St. Louis.

America’s government need not send its army, it sends brigades of Wall Streeter’s, lobbyists, AIPAC, Harvard and Stanford MBA’s, the Fed, members of Congress, as its army in its wars against the American people.

Yes indeed, the American government, from presidents to Congress even the Supreme Court, have been waging relentless and frequent wars against the American people and been doing it for decades. Not so sure why Chief Justice Roberts deems corporations as citizens for election purposes, but not jailing its executives and boards when corporations commit crimes.

Let us go over some of these wars. I am sure we all know the War on Poverty that Lyndon Johnson announced in his State of the Union Address on January 8, 1964. Close to $800 billion have been spent on this war, a war with the intention to alleviate the poverty in America. Well, guess what? America is losing the war, the American people as taxpayers are losing the war and poverty is winning. After some 50 years the poverty line is around 19% and it is unlikely that we will see any improvement in our lifetime.

With an average of $35 billion a year being spent as part of the War on Poverty including some innovative names such as The Great Society, VISTA, Job Corps, Head Start, there are now according to 2012 figures some 43 million Americans living below the poverty line, including some 2.9 million children, with 1.5 million Americans living on less than $2 a day. What a shame, what failings.

Ah, we must now come to the War on Drugs, which seems our government is winning keeping this war on Americans, especially poor Americans going. Richard Nixon declared his War on Drugs back in 1971 and while the different drug fighting agencies and the military spends tens of billions, drugs continue to flow into the US and our prisons are filled almost to capacity. We are the number one jailor in the world with the highest percentage of an incarcerated population with over 2.3 million in jail, young blacks forming the highest percentage.

While our nation’s schools are run down and in desperate need of repairs and renewals, our national budget for prisons exceeds $60 billion annually, with some $5 billion allocated to building new prisons as part of the “privatization” programs giving private corporations the funds and the profits to the tune of $24,000 per prisoner. Just imagine if you and I as citizens have that kind of money to spend on our kids going to college rather than take a second mortgage. Drugs are winning, we citizens are losing and our government and its partners are winning. That is why our government keeps the Taliban’s Mexican/Columbian Drug Cartel going.

America’s wars against its citizens does not stop at poverty and drugs, it goes beyond that to affect some 45 million of uninsured Americans, with millions mainly in the poorest states such as West Virginia, Mississippi, Kentucky, an dNorth and South Carolina with hundreds of thousands of citizens unable to afford visiting a health or dental clinic in years. Yet their representatives in the House and Senate vote tens of billions in aid to Israel, a country that enjoys much better health care that most Americans. Yet citizens of these states keep returning them back to Congress, rather than demand diverting funds from Israel to clinics and schools at home.

Though we do not expect our government to unleash its arsenal of ballistic and cruise missiles or send in its F-15’s and F-16’s to attack us, that job is left to Congress, both Republicans and Democrat administrations, to the Federal Reserve, to Wall Street to the banks and insurance companies and the tens of thousands of greedy crooks within government and in the private sector, an arsenal more powerful than any thing the Pentagon has.

When the late President Ronald Reagan began his ambitious plans to “Privatize America” little he knew that his “privatization” is a declaration of war on the American people, as taxpayers and as shareholders. Imagine if our social security funds was handed over to these crooks on Wall Streets. The Great Depression will look like a financial recovery.

While the size of the Federal Government may have been reduced, the private sector took over many of the functions (you remember Edward Snowden the 30 year old guy, an employee of Booz Allen Hamilton, making $200,000 as a government subcontractor)? And while federal employees are subject to pay scales, the private sector was awarding managing directors of private companies doing the business of the Federal Government, tens of millions in salaries and bonuses and allowing the looting and fleecing of both the national treasury and the citizens.

No need to go back to the Great Depression, but we only need to go back the last 30 years or so and go over some of these campaigns against the American people. Government campaigns that robbed us of our savings, our pensions, our 401K’s, our shareholdings and investments in publicly traded companies, robbed us of the equity in our homes which for most Americans are the only true savings.

Now just imagine, a country like ours with the best and well known business schools such as Stanford, Chicago, Indiana, Michigan, Harvard, Northwestern graduating some of the best and brightest, why is it that our economy and finances are poorly managed, always take big hits and we suffer from so many periodic looting of our assets, the little we have? Perhaps those entrusted with managing our economy as bright as we think, are perhaps more stupid – indeed greedy. This could not happen without the Fed, Wall Street, Congress and the administration all-conspiring to wage War on Citizens, over and over and over.

We start with the Saving & Loan Association Crisis of 1980-1990 where 747 saving & loan’s went bust costing poor taxpayers over $341 Billion as if the loss of our savings in these banks was not enough. Bankers and real estate developers fleeced so many of us, fleeced so many banks certainly international investors like the Japanese who invested billions in golf courses and buildings only to get back a nickel on the dollar. This could not happen or take place without bankers being on the take with developers inflating the investments and the bankers inflating the loans for a kick back. It is that simple. This is the price of deregulation.

Then came the Junk Bond Crisis, where certain greedy bankers such as Drexel Burnham Lambert organized what is called “leveraged buyout” of well-known companies, simply looting them out of the cash they have and then make the stock worthless, then offer these stocks as “junk bonds” to another group of financial crooks.

Just think of the tens of millions of Americans, small time shareholders who lost the value of their shares, making the likes of Dennis Levine, Ivan Boesky, and Michael Milken multi billionaires. In 1983 over 1/3 of all corporate bonds issued were non-investment grade. Boards of directors of many companies instituted the “poison pill” or “self destruct” trying to prevent these greedy crooks from taking over of their companies. This crisis cost American taxpayers over $500 billion not to mention the trillions of shareholder’s assets that went up in smoke.

And now welcome to the age of the Internet and new technology. Promoters with registered “corporate names” with only a simple idea were able to raise tens of millions of dollars and where billions simply disappeared in what is known now as the “Internet Bubble” of 2003-2006. This reminds me of a similar and much earlier “bubble” in Kuwait in what is known, as “souk almanakh” were registered companies with only a P.O Box, no business, no staff, only a name and address, were traded for millions. The Kuwaiti government rich in funds was able to bail out thousands of investors who lost everything in this spectacular behavior of stupidity and greed.

When the crooks of Enron waged war on California, rigging electricity and energy prices, causing California to almost go bust, Bill Clinton and then Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, simply refused to even consider the legitimate claims of Californians that Enron was rigging the prices. Secretary Summers did not believe the millions of consumers, but he believed Enron.

Fortune Magazine named Enron “America’s Most Innovative Company” for 6 years in a row. Now I am sure you agree with me, these “financial analysts” of Wall Street and financial media do not know a damn thing. Same with accounting firms that simply signed on the dotted line without even doing what they were supposed to do, diligent auditing, as was the case with Arthur Anderson. Enron claimed revenues of over $100 billion in 2000,  when in fact the books were cooked.

Enron employees who trusted the management and in the audit company and in the Federal Government to protect their interests lost hundreds of millions in their 401K’s and of course their lifetime savings in company stocks that became worthless. Many simply lost everything, including their entire pension fund. Now I call that another war against the citizens and people of America. Do we not know what is the role of government if not to govern? Imagine if the Tea Party has its way, America will become the ‘Wild Wild West’ at the mercy of gun slinging Wall Street.

It seems that our “best and brightest” those guys who run our economy and finances are part of a private criminal enterprise called the “Federal Reserve” which is part of a bigger criminal financial mafia called the “Rothschilds” are not so smart, but in fact stupid and criminal.

The Auto Industry did not go down simply because Detroit produced bad cars, it went down because Wall Street was remotely managing Detroit just like it managed all of the major public corporations. Of course Detroit executives were arrogant, reckless and full of themselves (I hired one such executive and I lost over $2.5 million), who rather than manage the floors, were spending most of their days managing Wall Street “financial analyst” who with few sound bites on the evening and business news caused company stocks to lose hundreds of millions if not billions.

Wall Street, the same people who caused many companies to go bankrupt through looting, got over $80 billion in bailout money. Over 20,000 autoworkers lost their pensions as part of the bailout and this is only in one company, Delphi.

Timothy Geithner part of the network of Feds who took the country and the nation to bankruptcy sold GM stocks at a loss ($25) knowing that taxpayers will not get a cent unless the stocks are traded above $52 per share. The Auto Industry lost 40,000 jobs out of 60,000 union jobs, and shareholders like you and I got ZILCH. Only bondholders and big financial institutions and lenders like JP Morgan and Citibank got 100% of their investment. Steve Rattner the man appointed to manage the auto bailout grabbed pension funds to pay off Wall Street. These are the guys who are running our nation’s economy.

Of course the story is not finished until we reach the biggest of all wars, a nuclear war against the American people where tens of millions lost their homes, and lost billions in home equity. All this happened not while the government and Congress slept, all this happened in daylight with the former chairman of the Fed, Alan Greenspan, calling Wall Street’s schemes of fraud, lies and sub-primes “creative instruments.”  And this man is considered a brilliant banker. Questionable brilliance at best.

Policy makers in the White House and in Congress were “wining and dinning” raising hundreds of millions of dollars in campaign financing from Wall Street while Wall Street was doing what it does best, rob the American people. Imagine banks with their own hedge funds betting against their own clients. Hedge fund owners made billions while shareholders lost trillions. This is OK with our Congress.

Most if not all of these financial institutions were simply marketing worthless “financial instruments” to domestic and international buyers knowing full well they were worthless. Over $1.3 trillion in mortgages, with 7.5 million in the first lien in default and over 4 million in foreclosures.

Freddie Mac and Fannie May while paying their executive officers tens of millions in annual salaries and stocks were buying “financial instruments” that were worthless. It is a party of “you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours ”. Freddie Mac stocks that were traded above $60 became worth a few pennies. Yes, I am sure many of us lost tens of thousands of dollars in Freddie Mac stocks just like we lost in GM and many other companies.

Not so sure what you want to call all of these events.  Deliberate?  No accident?  Especially since they were of the making of Congress, and the administration in collusion with Wall Street. A few minutes ago, the news was out that Wells Fargo made over $5.2 billion in the last quarter, with Citibank making $4.2 billion. All the while, we the people paid for bailing out these banks, banks run and managed by stupid crooks and we as citizens continue to suffer from high unemployment, minimum wage, lost pensions, and loss of our lifetime savings.

I have no other name for all of this other than America’s War against its citizens. Love to hear your feedback. Till next time.

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WW~Notes: Essay partially edited for reading purposes.