“The Agenda” and the Confederate Flag

By Al Benson Jr.

There was an Internet article on http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com the headline of which read “Confederate Flag’s Re-emergence: Racism or Regional Pride?” To those of you who follow this sort of thing, you already know where this article is going. It’s one among scores that seem to appear every week across the country. Someone, somewhere waves a Confederate flag and the “news” (what a laugh) media is there to shout “KKK Invasion!” It would be ludicrous if it were not so sad. A public-school-“educated” populace is so completely befuddled that many of them actually take this stuff seriously.

According to this article Confederate flags seem to have made a re-emergence in the Philadelphia area—a region those of Yankee/Marxist mentality thought they had sewed up. Turns out they might be in error.

The article notes: “It’s been spotted on license plates in Atlantic City and Collingdale, draped across a truck in a Kohl’s parking lot and flying on poles outside homes in Montgomery and Chester counties.” Someone saw one handing “inside an apartment near Capitolo Playground in South Philly.” Hanging inside an apartment where people going by might be able to see it and become “offended.” There’s a hanging offense if ever there was one! And I’m sure there are lots of folks around that are just waiting to be offended so they can get their “fifteen minutes of fame” with the local “news” media. You’d be surprised how many people there are that get “offended” when they see a Confederate flag somewhere they can complain about. It’s the high point of their lives! And it’s even being displayed at “…country-rock tailgate parties outside the Susquehanna Bank Center.”  Why that’s almost too much! Has it ever occurred to anyone that all these folks, especially in South Philly, can’t be Southerners?

I’d even be willing to bet that some of the flag poles that sport Confederate flags belong to Northern folks who have managed, in spite of the media drivel, to find out what the Confederate flag really means and they agree with it. Such a thought has to drive the politically correct mavens absolutely up the wall. Few realize, except those promoting their “hate the South” agenda that the Confederate Battle Flag with its St. Andrews Cross is actually a Christian symbol. Those that realize this and attack it anyway give away their anti-Christ bias, not that the “news” media will ever mention that.

A black man quoted in the article said: “It offends a lot of people,. White folks too. Slavery is over. This is the new millennium. The South lost. The states are united.” Really? I don’t doubt for a minute this man’s sincerity, but his grasp of history is, like the Platte River, “a mile wide and an inch deep.” But, then, part of the agenda is “keep ‘em ignorant and keep ‘em worked up just enough that they will respond to the hot button issues you want to push.”

If anyone wants to talk about “racist flags” then go check the Internet and find some old photos of KKK rallies during the 1930s and 40s. The Klan literally draped themselves in United States flags. So, according to our now-compliant media, that should make the US flag a “racist” emblem, right? Well, it doesn’t quite work that way. The agenda is to portray the Confederate flag as “racist” and ignore the evidence that the KKK carried US flags in many of their rallies and parades. The public doesn’t need to know that. And besides, if the Confederate flag was so “racist” then why did the US flag fly over all the slave ships that brought slaves over here? And why did most of those ships come from New England? Yeah, I already know the line—we just don’t talk about that.

I found it interesting that while Communism was struggling in Eastern Europe in the 1990s there was an “emergence” of Confederate flags over there. The media didn’t spread that around, but I saw photos, some of which were undoubtedly “missed” by the “lamestream” media. In fact, when we lived in Illinois my wife worked in an office with a girl from Romania. Now my wife had a small Confederate Battle Flag taped to the front of her desk, and when the Romanian girl first came in she said to my wife “You have a freedom flag on the front of your desk.” That’s what the Confederate flag meant to her. She’d seen it in her own country and it was carried by those espousing freedom from Communism for Romanians. I doubt the Romanians thought too much about the race question.

And most folks who fly it in the South here don’t think too much about the race question either. That’s not where they are coming from. But, according to the current politically correct “logic” if anything “offends” someone they need to remove it immediately if not sooner. I have often wondered, as we pulled up to a car with some black kid in it and his rap music is blasting so loud that it literally jars my insides, if he would turn it down if I told him that kind of music offends me. Yeah, right. He’s probably just give me the proverbial “finger” and drive off. You see this offense thing only works one way. That’s the agenda. White offenses are magnified. Black offenses are ignored. That’s the way this game is played. Folks better wake up and realize that.

I don’t intentionally try to be offensive to anyone but I don’t intend to remove the symbols of my culture and bury them just because someone decides he doesn’t like them—especially when he is not willing to do what he expects me to do. Folks, what we need to start doing is politely, but firmly,  telling these politically correct types that “No, I’m sorry if you don’t like this but I am not taking it down.”

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Islamic “Peace” and Communist “Peace” Are Equals

By Al Benson Jr.

In November. 2012, Serbian-American author Srdja Trifkovic wrote an article in Chronicles magazine dealing with the Middle Eastern situation and the current regime’s handling, or rather mishandling of it.

In his article Trifkovic noted: “Writing seven decades ago, Arthur Jeffery dismissed as ‘the sheerest sophistry’ the same tendency among some Western scholars in his own time. He understood that the ‘peace’ that Muslim believers are called upon to implement is impossible unless it is established under hegemonic Islamic rule.” He stated that “violating sharia is blasphemous. Not accepting the divine origin of the Koran is blasphemous…Resisting the imposition of sharia is blasphemous. In the end, being a non-Muslim is blasphemous.”

In other words, to put it plainly, the only way you can have “peace” with a Muslim or a community of them, is to just cave in and do what they want. There is never any real “peace” except on their terms. You might say that what’s theirs is theirs and what’s yours is always negotiable (on their terms).

Mr. Trifkovic has written, among others, a book called The Sword of the Prophet: The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam. On http://www.freeman.org  reviewer Paul Eidelburg says: “Dr. Trifkovic exposes Islam’s prophet as cruel, ignorant, and lascivious. He examines Islam’s fatalistic theology; reviews this religion’s devastation of other civilizations; warns of the Muslim’s insidious penetration of America and Europe;…and goes to the heart of what must be done to prevent Islam’s global ascendency.” I have not read Trifkovic’s book but it sounds like one it would be good to have some working knowledge of. It can be hoped that enough concerned people will read it that they might be able to make some difference.

In the exact same vein is the “peace” of Communism. And don’t kid yourself, Communism is still alive and well. The fact that they took that wall over in Berlin down proves nothing except that the Communists long ago learned to play the American public like a fiddle and in most cases the public wouldn’t recognize Communism if it bit them. What the current regime is getting away with should be proof of that. We have become Communist in everything but name, and thanks to Karl Marx’s school system we don’t have a clue.

The Communists used to talk about wanting “peace” with us too. How many Soviet dictators came over here over the decades telling us all they wanted with us was “peace.” And our politicians and “news” media went along and played the game. After all, they were all bought and paid for by the same masters. Promoting Marxism was part of their agenda.
Years ago, Western Islands published a little book called A Communese-English Dictiorary written by Professor Roy Colby. It explained how the Communists use language as a tool for advancing their agenda and how ignorant most people are of that. It gives definitions of many words that, to us, mean one thing, but when used by Communists, mean something else entirely to them.

One of those words is “peace.” Colby observes that, to a Communist, the word “peace” means “Absence or cessation of resistance to Communist expansionalism; Western policy or practice favorable to Soviet or Communist objectives; An international climate in which Communism may flourish…” And “peacebreaking” is resisting Communsist aggression. Think about it for a minute. Does that give you a vague indication as to why, in this country, veterans, home schoolers, Christians, and defenders of the Second Amendment are now being labeled as “potential terrorists?” Is it possibly because our current regime’s minions have a Marxist mindset? You have to question when our current Marxist-in-Chief talks to us about “openness and transparency” what he really means. With much of what has been revealed in the past few months you have to realize that those catch phrases don’t mean the same thing to him that they do to ordinary folks.

They are playing the same game on us with the word “racist” which is of Trotskyite origin. Nowadays it means anyone who won’t vote for a black Marxist for president or who refuses to endorse his Marxism. Colby’s little book was published back in 1972. It is not out of date!

So, if you look at both Communism and Islam they share a common bond when it comes to the use of words. And to both of them, the word “peace” means absence of resistance to whatever they want to do. That’s the only way you will ever be at “peace” with either one of them. Resist them in any way and you are at war with them. Christians, as peace loving as they are, need to realize that there are times when we need to fight. Psalm 144:1 says “Blessed be the Lord my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight.”

Does Romans 13 Teach Blind Obedience to Government?

By Al Benson Jr

Over the years I have heard several sermons preached on Romans, chapter 13, and the Christian response to that portion of God’s Word. Most of what I have heard has advocated blind, unquestioning obedience to government, no matter what the situation might be. Since most Christians today, not having been taught to think critically, reason that government is the “lawful authority” they next reason that they are bound to obey it in all instances no matter what. Suffice it to say that I disagree. I do not advocate revolution and I do not advocate overthrow of the government, rather I advocate that we look anew at what Romans 13 really says.

Romans 13 is a statement that declares the limits of government. It sets out the proper role of the magistrate as God’s minister. In other words, the magistrate should only be doing what God allows him to do within the limits of his office, and for him to go further than that is usurpation. Pastor John Weaver from Fitzgerald, Georgia has written an informative book called The Christian and Civil Government in which he deals specifically with Romans 13. Pastor Weaver notes, on page 11 of his book that: “…when the state comes into the church and says it must be licensed, it must pay taxes, it must be incorporated, and it must not preach against public policy, the state has left its proper sphere of authority. It has absolutely no jurisdiction; it has no authority.” And he also observes that “The subjection and the obedience that is demanded in Romans 13:1-2 is conditional! It is conditional upon the authorities being the ministers of God as mentioned in verses 3, 4, and 6. It is a principle of Scripture that when any authority transgresses and leaves its lawful sphere of authority, it loses is jurisdiction and authority.” And he also says the government is a theological issue.

Pastor Steve Wilkins of the Auburn Avenue Presbyterian Church in Monroe, Louisiana has noted: “If you think Nero was pleased to read Romans 13, think again. Romans 13 is a declaration of the proper role of the civil magistrate [i.e. that he is a ‘minister’ of God] – this was viewed by Nero as high treason. He was not encouraged by Paul’s instruction [if he ever read it.] Paul is in fact bringing a scathing indictment against the Roman emperor and the divine state [i.e. he contradicts every claim made by the Roman state.] Jesus did the same when He said ‘Render unto Caesar, the things that are Caesar’s, BUT render unto God the things that are God’s. This was a treasonous statement given the divine claims of the Roman emperor, who believed nothing belonged to any God apart from himself.”

Pastor Wilkins observes that the Christians did not promote bloody revolts against Rome as did some, including apostate Jews, rather they did something else that was, in the long run, more devastating to Rome. They preached the Word of God and told men to repent of their sins and to trust “in the only name given among men whereby they must be saved.” And that name was Jesus Christ. However, even that was considered treasonous, considering that the same claim was made by one of the early Roman emperors. Romans 13 points out that the state isn’t God. It points out that the current ruler in any State anywhere is not God on earth. The ruler has to be limited in his authority and, according to God’s Word, strictly limited in his power, given the propensity of human nature to always grasp for more power than is allowed. The ruler’s authority is limited and the obligation to obey him is also limited to those areas where he rightly exercises his God-given authority. Pastor Wilkins has said that: “Any covenant head who rebels against his God-ordained position may be lawfully opposed [always and only, however, in lawful ways – i.e. no sinning against him – which rules out lawless revolution.”

It would seem that today, in light of where government, especially at the federal level, has taken us since the advent of the Lincoln administration, we should begin anew to consider the implications of Romans 13. What would Romans 13 have had to say to the actions of the Lincoln administration, had anyone at that time thought to ask the question? Truly, at that point, the federal government went well beyond the limited scope of what its activities should have been. Lincoln claimed that he did what he did to “preserve the Union.” However, given the nature of how the federal government was set up and the restrictions placed upon its powers by the Constitution, did he go beyond the scope of the powers allowed? In no place in the Constitution was secession mentioned as being illegal, yet Lincoln moved to combat secession by invading the Southern states and terming their lawful secession as a “rebellion” which really is was not. The Southern states did not attempt to depart from the Union through lawless revolution, nor did they attempt to overthrow the federal government in Washington in spite of what we are told today by what passes for “historians”. All they did was, in their respective states, to vote to secede and depart from the Union. Of course, since the South paid the Lion’s share of expenses for the government via the tariff, while the North got most of the benefits from that, Lincoln could not have been expected to let them depart in peace. The money interests in the North that got Lincoln elected would not have been happy with him, so he had to do something, even if it was unlawful, given the limits of his authority, both federally and what was God-ordained. In the War of Northern Aggression, Mr. Lincoln was the real revolutionary, not the South. That could be why the Marxists and socialists were so enamored of him. If you doubt that then I would suggest you get the book Lincoln’s Marxists which will reveal a whole side of the War that your history books never will. It can be found on Amazon.com

And today, we are faced with a situation where our federal government, in the name of “fighting terrorism” has usurped even more of our rights, has exceeded its constitutional authority by leaps and bounds, and has left the God-ordained limits on government somewhere back in the dust! The Bush and Obama Regimes have been famous for this. Their agenda has been total government and Romans 13 and the Christians be hanged!

Rather than trying to understand this and to point it out, most Christians  defended and cheered the Bush administration on as it gobbled up what little remained of our personal liberties.They are beginning to wake up a little now that we are into Obama’s second term, but if Obama had been a Republican they’d still be slumbering on. It would be an interesting and worthwhile study to check out, from the Lincoln administration up to the present one, where the federal government has gone way beyond what Romans 13 allows for it to be doing. Does the State today consider itself to be divine, God walking upon the earth? While our federal officials don’t come out and blatantly make such a statement [yet] it seems more and more that this is the way they think and act.

Political Liars Ignore the Fact That Gun Control Doesn’t Save Lives

By Al Benson Jr.

According to an article recently on http://cowboybyte.com political prevaricator Nancy Pelosi has “…urged GOP leaders on Wednesday to consider tougher gun laws in the wake of Monday’s fatal shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C.” Pelosi wants a bipartisan vote in Congress to expand background checks on potential purchasers of guns. So what else is new? These Second Amendment haters never let a crisis go to waste. I suppose she will want more restrictions on “assault weapons” because of this shooting, even though the shooter used a shotgun. She probably figures her public-school-educated colleagues won’t know the difference.

Want to know something? Her (and Obama’s) tougher gun control laws won’t amount to a bucket of warm spit as far as saving lives and they both know it. Their fondest hope is that you, the public, don’t know it.

I wonder if Comrade Pelosi has read a recent study put out by the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy which says that, basically, gun control doesn’t save lives. In fact, in these “gun free zones” where all these shooting seem to take place the absence of weapons probably contributes to the body count. But, after all, that gives the leftist politicians something to prattle about as they pretend to take the moral high ground in their attempts to dismantle the Second Amendment and silence its adherents.

In an article on http://www.examiner.com for August 28th the Harvard study was noted. The article read: “Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy has just released a study of the relative effects of stringent gun laws. They found that a country like Luxembourg, which bans all guns has a murder rate that is 9 times higher than Germany, where there are 30,000 guns per 100,000 people. They also cited a study by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, which studied 253 journal articles, 99 books, 43 government publications, and it failed to find one gun control initiative that worked…In fact, in many cases it found that violence is very often lower, where guns are more readily available. The report points to a myth that guns are more easily obtained in the United States than in Europe. That is factually incorrect.” The article goes on to list several European countries where guns are available and just about all those listed have murder rates far below that of Luxembourg.

The article goes on to observe that there is a longstanding myth that Europe’s low murder rate is because of strict gun control laws. And it goes on to note that the murder rates were relatively low even before gun control laws were enacted. It also notes “…their murder rates hit an all time low, before any gun laws were passed. In fact, their violent crimes have risen since they enacted gun control laws. By comparison, violent crimes have dropped in the US over the same period.”

Toward the end of the article it is noted “And during the 1990s, gun ownership grew significantly in the United States, while violent crimes dropped by 30%. In England, after they banned handguns, the rate of violent crimes soared.”

The people who did the Harvard study were forced to admit that the results of their report were far from what they had expected to find, yet they were honest enough to put it out there anyway. Needless to say, our excuse for a “news” media have not been honest enough to report on it to any great extent because it goes against the anti-gun line they are paid to parrot. So they just ignore it where they can.

Do you think the lying politicians in Washington are aware of this report? Of course they are, but they’ll never tell. You are not supposed to know this stuff. You are supposed to have the idea that the whole country is one big version of Dodge City and that Wyatt Obama, for the good of all citizens, is trying to push his “No guns in Dodge” agenda. It’s all so much hogwash, for want of a grittier term..

I’d urge all concerned American gun owners to learn about and support organizations like the Gun Owners of America, the group that was largely responsible for deep-sixing Obama’s gun control initiatives back in April of this year.

To paraphrase an old saying: The shootings will continue until gun control prevails. What freedoms (and they are limited) you still have you probably have because there are millions of guns in millions of homes across this country and Obama and his handlers haven’t figured out a way yet to get them off you without spilling a lot of blood, some of it theirs. But not to worry, they are working on it. To them, your God-given liberties are something to be overthrown, and your allegiance to God and His Son, Jesus Christ are something they need to overcome also, because they want your allegiance to be to them. Go read Psalm 2 in the Bible.

Are the Navy Yard Shootings Another False Flag?

by Al Benson Jr.

In April of this year the Obama Regime tried to float three different gun control bills in Congress. Thanks to the diligent work of the Gun Owners of America and others all three sank. With an election year coming up many congresspersons were too scared of not being re-elected to openly vote their real anti-Second Amendment convictions. They gritted their teeth and voted for no new gun control, even though their totalitarian mindsets cried out in protest.

But that was then and this is now and the Obama Regime has decided to try one more round of anti-Second Amendment barrages. So now we have the Navy Yard shootings in Washington, D.C. (district of corruption). Interestingly enough this has taken place in yet another “gun free” zone. You have to give these shooters credit—they sure pick places where there will be no resistance.

As to the false flag part of this, the reader will have to be the judge. However, there was an article on http://www.kelownadailycourier.ca/ that observed: “Several people were injured in a shooting Monday morning at a building in the Washington Navy Yard, the U.S. Navy said, and authorities searched for an active shooter…The Navy said shots were fired around 8:20 a.m….at the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters, where about 3,000 people work.” This was an Associated Press article, by Eric Tucker and Brett Zongker.

The only slight problem with this was that the 16th was a Monday and the article is dated “Sunday, 15 September 2013.” Now I could see someone possibly getting the date wrong by a day, but getting the day wrong too? For me that’s a little too much to swallow. When I first saw that the thought “pre-packaged news” ran through my head—not that our upstanding “news” media would ever resort to such a thing—would they? Or more importantly, would those who buy and pay for our prostitute press think of such a thing? Interestingly enough, the town of Kelowna is up in British Columbia. I was through it once more years ago than I like to think about.

At the bottom of this article, as with most articles, there was a commentary section where readers could put their two cent’s worth in. I don’t know how many comments this article got, but the first one was interesting. It was from someone called “Puckingshills” on September 16th and he said: “How interesting that this story was posted the night before the shooting. Google’s timestamp verifies this also, it’s not likely both this site’s timestamp and Google’s are both off. I’ll bet Yahoo’s timestamp corroborates this too…”

And to add a bit more frosting to what is starting to look like a very dicey piece of cake, Charleston Voice has commented on this very same thing, http://chasvoice.blogspot.com

Charleston Voice said, on September 16th “LOOK! 3 Articles Posted Day Before D.C. Navy Yard Shooting!—YouTube” And there is a YouTube video on the Charleston Voice web site that you can look at. Charleston Voice stated, on Monday, that “There have been no retractions for time date that we know of. Questions remain though to how the eyewitness detailed info of 9/16 squares up with the pre-story of 9/15.”

The Second Amendment haters in Sodom on the Potomac are already screaming about more gun control. They now have fresh ammunition (no pun intended) to try to shove down the public’s throat about how bad all those nasty firearms are and why our compassionate government should work to ban all weapons, except their own. Feinstein and Pelosi must be deliriously happy—one more propaganda attack to gut the Second Amendment and they are not about to let a good crisis go to waste—even if it turns out to be a false flag.

After all, if you can’t trust your government–???

Chemical Weapons and Our Selective “News” Media

By Al Benson Jr.

This whole chemical weapons scenario in Syria is just one more case of our selective “news” media only sharing with the American people “all the news that fits the agenda.”

Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury as well as former associate editor of the Wall Street Journal, wrote an article that was posted on http://www.lewrockwell.com on September 10th . In this article he asked, quite pointedly, “Why is the Obama Regime so desperate to commit a war crime despite the warnings delivered to the White House Fool two days ago by the most important countries in the world at the G20 Summit? What powerful interest is pushing the White House Fool to act outside of law, outside the will of the American people, outside the warnings of the world community?”

Mr. Roberts continued: “The Obama Regime has admitted, as UK Prime Minister David Cameron had to admit, that no one has any conclusive evidence that the Assad government in Syria used chemical weapons. Nevertheless, Obama has sent the despicable John Kerry out to convince the public and Congress on the basis of videos that Assad used chemical weapons ‘against his own people.’ What the videos show are dead and suffering people. The videos do not show who did it. The Obama Regime’s case is non-existent. It rests on nothing that indicates responsibility. The Obama Regime’s case is nothing but an unsubstantiated allegation. The world’s two worst liars, Obama and Kerry, say Assad did it, but they admit they cannot prove it…The lie serves their undeclared agenda.”

And Roberts noted that the Russian government “…has given evidence to the UN that conclusively proves that the al-Nusra, al-Qaeda affiliated invaders are responsible for the attack. There is also conclusive proof that the ‘rebels’ have chemical weapons” that were given to them by Saudi Arabia. And Roberts observed: “…who besides the White House Fool is so unbelievably stupid as to believe that Syria is a threat to world security?” And he tells us “Forget about the US media, which are nothing but a propaganda ministry for the Israel Lobby. What the members of Congress and what the American people need to ask Obama is why does the White House only represent the Israel Lobby? No one supports an attack on Syria but the Israel Lobby.” Mr. Roberts has made some pretty strong statements here, and, I believe, with some justification.

For a little background on this I would recommend The Lobby by Edward Tivnan, published by Simon and Schuster back in 1987 and Deliberate Deceptions–facing the facts about the U.S.-Israeli relationship by Paul Findley. These may be available on Amazon.com and they will give you some idea of Mr. Roberts rationale. I’ve got a couple others I could recommend but if you can get these two that will be a good start.

Also, Charleston Voice http://chasvoice.blogspot.com  posted an article on September 10th, which had an original dateline of August 28th. It stated, in part: “U.S. media suppressed 2009 UN report showing Israel using chemical weapons against Palestinians. Obama ignores Israel’s chemical weapons abuse while targeting Syrian government that may not be responsible for recent chemical attacks.” How typical for our “news” media which should just be renamed “the Ministry of Propaganda.” Real news has nothing to do with what they do. The Charleston Voice article continued: “Few major mainstream American news outlets exposed the sordid details of a 2009 United Nations (UN) fact finding report that revealed how Israel’s military illegally aimed chemical missiles at a United Nations Relief and Work Agency (UNRWA) for Palestinian refugees in a twenty-two day invasion of the Gaza Strip in 2008…As the US and world media watch to learn if claims that President Barack Obama will execute a military strike against Syria without a vote of Congress or the support of the UN, the same media outlets are burying that suggests preparations for war could be premature. Little media attention is being paid to claims from a UN commission that Syrian rebels, not government soldiers under President Bashar al-Assad’s control, were responsible for recent chemical weapons attacks that killed over 300 Syrians.”

Well of course the media’s paying no attention. Rebels with chemical weapons is not on the agenda while government troops using chemical weapons IS the agenda. There was also a Reuters report that stated “U.N. has testimony that Syrian rebels used sarin gas:..”

Charleston Voice noted the same thing. It said: “Did you know that the United Nations has had evidence that the Syrian rebels have been using sarin gas against Syrian government forces since May? This was reported by Reuters and other major news organizations around the world, but there has been almost a total blackout of this information by the big corporate news outlets in the United States. Why are they keeping this truth from us?” The article, written by Michael Snyder, noted that Syrian rebels have been caught red-handed with sarin gas in their possession.

So why isn’t the “news” media in this country letting us in on all this. Europeans find out. Americans don’t. I supposed it will be our boys that fight yet another no-win war for the benefit of the New World Order crowd and so we don’t need to know all this stuff ahead of time. Knowing ahead of time might give the anti-war folks a louder complaint and we can’t have that when there’s big bucks to be made, now, can we? And I suppose they will con the American Christians into buying into this by telling them we will fight to defend Israel—no matter what.

I have a novel thought here—let Israel defend herself for a change—especially after incidents like the USS Liberty back in the 1960s. You never heard of that? Get on the Internet and do some homework. Israel today is no different than any other secular humanist nation. Their people need the forgiveness that only Jesus Christ can give just like everyone everyplace else does. Nothing else will solve their problems—or ours either.

Want ‘em Brainwashed? Send ‘em To Public School

By Al Benson Jr.

Recently I ran across an excellent article by Michael Snyder on http://www.prisonplanet.com  published last March. The headline for it was “Texas Public School Curriculum Teaches Students To Design A Socialist Flag And That Christianity Is A Cult.” Needless to say, that caught my attention. I’ve read about socialist flags being part of the curriculum in a public school up in Iowa or somewhere up there within the last year or so, which leads me to believe that Texas public schools are hardly alone in their march toward socialism.

Mr. Snyder observes in his article: “Socialism is being promoted and Christianity is being demonized in the public school systems of some of the most conservative states in America. For example, students in Texas public schools have been taught to design a socialist flag for a new nation, that those that participated in the Boston Tea Party were ‘terrorists’ and that Christianity is a cult. If this kind of thing is happening in Texas, can you imagine what is happening in the rest of the nation? Sadly, education is a big part of the ‘progressive’ agenda. Progressives are convinced that if they can ‘shape the minds’ of the next generation through education that it will only be a matter of time before they achieve all the major changes that they are seeking to implement in our society. And you know what? It’s working…”

Why is it working? Mostly because most parents don’t want the responsibility of checking up on what the public schools are really doing to their kids. Oh, they’ll gripe a little when a really raunchy sex ed program comes along, but after they have cooled down a little they will leave the kids in the public school to be brainwashed. Their anger seldom impels them far enough for long enough to be bothered checking out other options—and there are other options to the public school.

Mr. Snyder, in his article, seems to be trying to warn parents to beware of what their kids are being taught in public school. He correctly notes: “Millions of parents are sending their kids to public schools without having any idea that they are being taught that patriotism is divisive, that capitalism is evil and that Christianity is a fictitious cult.” Instead of being taught the reading, writing, and arithmetic that most parents send them to school for, they are being taught to “…identify themselves as ‘global citizens,’ that socialism is about ‘sharing’ and that all the religions of the world need to come together as one.”

Remember, the kids are getting this kind of stuff five days a week, prime time. If you think one hour of Sunday School will be enough to combat all that then you are prone to delusion. Mr. Snyder invites parents to actually pick up their kids’ textbooks and read them. Hr says “Once you know what to look for, you will see it everywhere.”

He notes one public school curriculum in particular called CSCOPE, which equates Allah with the God of the Bible, and he notes: “…those seeking to promote a ‘one world religion’ want our children to believe that all religions are ‘different paths to God’ and that we need to bring all of the religions of the world together for the sake of ‘global harmony’.”
Folks, those of you who are Christians need to begin to realize that this is what your kids are getting in school. Education has nothing to do with it. Public school theology has everything to do with it.

The brainwashing in public schools has gone on for decades and there have been many brainwashing projects in public schools that have gotten very little attention other than locally. One notable exception was the Kanawha County textbook protest in the mid-1970s—almost forty years ago now. The public school system in Kanawha County, in 1974, presented new books for that year that would probably have to be considered brainwashing, even though folks at that time did not use that term much. But the textbooks, many of them really raunchy, were geared to change the culture there and change the way the kids thought. Fortunately many parents protested and carried their protest to the streets. More parents should have protested who just sat it out. But even though the protest was not ultimately completely successful it did raise awareness around the country as to what public schools were trying to do to the kids so that it made an impact and resulted in several new Christian schools being started in Kanawha County.

Of course the public education system being the sacred cow that it is, could not stand all the publicity and so the protest had to be beaten down (sometimes literally) but it showed what concerned parents, many of them Christian, could do when they got ticked off enough to take some kind of concerted action. We just might need more Kanawha County’s! A good book to read about that protest is Karl Priest’s Protester Voices–The 1974 Textbook Tea Party. It’s the one book that gives the book protesters a fair shake. I believe it is available on Amazon.com Check it out.

Years ago I picked up a book by Thomas Sowell called Inside American Education. Mr. Sowell, who is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, does an excellent job of exposing the public school establishment for what it really is. This book was printed twenty years ago, so I imagine things are even worse now, but there is still much benefit from reading Mr. Sowell’s book, which I recommend, and it, also, can still be found on Amazon.com

Chapter three of Sowell’s book is entitled “Classroom Brainwashing” and that’s just what he deals with. He notes: “A variety of courses and programs under an even wider variety of names, have been set up in schools across the country to change the values, behavior, and beliefs of American youngsters from what they have been taught by their families, their churches, or the social groups in which they have grown up.” He says these programs are “…as pervasive as they are little known, partly because they have kept a low profile, but more often because they are called by other high-sounding names—‘values clarification,’ ‘decision-making,’ ‘affective education,’ ‘Quest,’…’gifted and talented’ programs, and many other imaginative titles…Far too often, however, these words are mere flags of convenience under which schools set sail on an uncharted sea of social experimentation in the re-shaping of young people’s emotions and attitudes.” In other words the kids are guinea pigs, used to see how this stuff really works. And if it doesn’t work out and some kids lives are ruined because of it, well, that’s tough, baby. You have to break some eggs if you want to make an omelet as the Communists used to say (and still believe).

Sowell observes that: “So-called ‘sex education’ courses and textbooks, for example, seldom involve a mere conveying of biological or medical information. Far more often, the primary thrust is toward a reshaping of attitudes, not only toward sex but also toward parents, toward society, and toward life.” He notes that these courses “…are attempts to re-shape values, attitudes, and beliefs to fit a very different vision of the world from what children have received from their parents and the social environment in which they are raised. Instead of educating the intellect, these special curriculum programs condition the emotions. This is sometimes called ‘affective education,’ as distinguished from intellectual education. It can also be called brainwashing.” Mr. Sowell has hit the nail right on the head. This is brainwashing, pure and simple. This is what your kids are getting in public school.

Oh, I realize there are a handful of good, Christian public school teachers out there who try to do what they can to promote the truth. My argument is not with them—it is with a system that was anti-Christian since its beginnings and has only gotten moreso with passing decades.
Many Christian parents refuse to do any homework dealing with public schools. They just blindly put their kids into them, completely dismissing what all of us “nay-sayers” have to say and then scratching their heads wondering why little Johnny or Susie refuse to go to church once they graduate high school and get into college—another fertile field for the brainwashers!

Folks, we are not going to change anything in this country for the better until Christians begin to assume responsibility for the education of their own children, either at home or in good Christian schools. Exodus Mandate, an organization that is promoting Christian education across the country has a bumper sticker out that says, quite plainly, “Christian children need a Christian education.” I couldn’t agree more. Until we quit playing around and letting the enemy educate our kids, things will get no better.