Wednesday, December 18, 2013

typical out of date patriot thinking - still fighting the last hypothetical war October/November 2013      Columns, Interviews and Research

recites a collection of prophecies that has world war and eventual Russian
defeat  "As a result of this, a counter-revolution breaks out in Russia 
followed by mass slaughter. According to one respected seer, the 
communist leaders in Russia will commit suicide."

none of this ever happened. The writer draws indiscriminately from 
prophecies Christian and non Christian and the former incl. dubious

Communism does not rule Russia any more, and probably never will
again. The fall of communism resulted in terrible suffering for those
who used to wait in line for bread and meat, and these were 
available because distribution was ordered per need to be there,
even if not very well done, not by market alone, while after that
for a long time these things were not to be found, wait in line or
not. One report had a truckload of sausages dumped by the road
because not of free market value to the dumpers.

In Communism and in its fall, people survived for two reasons. 

1. no one owned the houses or apartments, bad as they were, to
kick people out to freeze without shelter in the Russian winters.

2. private veggie gardens. and probably some backyard chickens.
of course, this wouldn't apply in the apartments in the cities.

The people were demanding a return of Communism, until Vladimir
Putin took over, brought the corrupt bloodthirsty oligarchs to heel
or drove them out, and provided the strong government the Russians
were comfortable with but without Communism.

Presently there are dubious ethno pagan traditionalist mystic 
panslavist types who have his ear to some extent. "National Bolshevism,"
which had its start as far I as can tell (I might be wrong, but this is
where I first heard of it) among satanist elements in San Francisco in 
the 1980s is more likely to be the major competition for power with
normal Russian government now, not communism.

Our elites want WW 3 and have been digging in in bunkers for decades
in preparation for this, to come out and rule the mess afterwards.

(sounds a bit like charles manson's scenario, doesn't it? in his case 
a race war resulting in white loss, black incompetence because 
allegedly inferior and unable to rule or manage anything, and then in
their desperation they would accept manson's rule over them when
he and his crew came out of underground hiding in the desert to 
solve their problems. Sounds like he and the elites were drinking from
the same poisoned well, and a social convergence of exactly such
a mix of people is well known in southern CA especially the Hollywood

Our elites have been doing their best to irritate Russia and break up
the "reset" we had with them.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Karadzic the New Age Kook

well well. says something about both Serbian culture, and
the compatibility of the New Age and mysticism with

Saturday, November 16, 2013

my other blog on the new age


the idea here is to take information and put it to work, to
roll back this iniquitous influence.

Common Core education is roundly denounced as unworkable
and lowers math and other standards. But how many know it
has its origins in World Core Curriculum of Robert Mueller?

This starts with the large and ends with the small. While there
is a superficial resemblance to the hierarch of values of the
Middle Ages with God at the top, God doesn't figure in this
at all, unless He is misidentified with the universe.

This is also the REVERSE of normal mental development
of the child. It starts out knowing itself, its desires and needs
and noticing increasingly what is outside of itself. Its range
of object of curiosity is not organized like this is, and
incl. both the immediately practical and the fun and interesting
and play that teaches it psychological and physical skills that
will be important as it grows up.

Nothing in this hierarchy of arranging subjects is inherently
in conflict with any of the nastier world views. And starting
big instead of mixing it all up like reality is, merely sets
the stage for some to become focussed on the remote to the
detriment of the immediately important (without which
they won't be able to deal with the remote), and/or to see
themselves as managers of the big picture.

This in turn can lead to what one humorous but accurate writer
on business and society called "injellitance," a mixture of
envy and incompetence which, when they reach a certain
proportion to each other jell and form the new thing,
injellitance. Such people are plagues in bureaucracies and
elsewhere. They can't manage their own scene but are always
on the lookout to manage others.

aka demon? This guy was into THEOSOPHY of all things!

The mother of all kookiness, whose practical element like
aura and chakra chart publishing can't even get that right?!

(see a post on
for details, seems the location of major chakras and
implications of some aura colors are dead wrong in most
published stuff, and that in turn derives from Theosophy
which gets its stuff out of tantric hinduism and tantric
buddhism, more compilations of fact and fraud.)

Mueller focussed his energies on world peace, but as I
said there is nothing in this educational system that
is inherently promoting of it, it could be as easily used to
promote a Nazi set of values and goals to educate for
that as for something peaceful.

And the Nazi ideals ranged from extermination of non
Aryans (and of inferior individual Aryans) to an ordering
of races with each doing their particular kind of thing they
were inherently inclined to, and the Aryans at the top of
the heap directing them all.

The final result might indeed be "world peace" when
all opposition was stopped, and you exterminate enough
people you don't have hassles over resources (here comes
the UN depopulation agenda).

While overpopulation is partly myth and partly reality,
since a big problem is not just space to stand on (plenty
of that) but water and arrable land (land you can grow
crops on, good soil), there is something to be said for
population control.

Proposed measures have included euthanasia, abortion,
and encouraging homosexuality because they won't
reproduce or not much (since most homosexuals are
actually bisexuals). Such measures however, are evil
and of dubious pragmatic value, so are most likely
the result of hidden demonic and perversion and
psychopathic killer but too clever to act on it where
one might get caught sort of agendas.

Sterilization, and birth control of sorts that does not
interfere with a conceptus implanting in the womb
wall (conception is NOT implantation but the
joining of egg and sperm to form a zygote, that then
implants in a few days) such a womb wall thinning
hormones or IUDs but barrier and spermicide
and maybe estrone only chemical contraceptives,
not to mention teaching abstinence and redirection
of sexual energy to non sexual purposes, would be
a real good idea.

Frankly, to accomplish world peace and population
reduction, Christian biblical values would be more
to the point.

This includes rejection of "traditional" family
cultures that demand reproduction a lot.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Christ was not a Communist.....but He wasn't a Libertarian Capitalist either

This is in response to

"Yet Jesus focused primarily on the soul over the senses of men. Such verses support socialism only if you divorce Scripture from its actual meaning. If reading Jesus’ teachings through purely naturalistic or materialist lenses, it’s plausible to support welfare, but even then you must be a “cafeteria” Christian ignoring many more sections that argue fervently against government expansion."

er, you cannot divorce the spiritual from the physical. Doing so is gnosticism,
and at the root of the docetist heresy (that Jesus only seemed to have a 
physical body but didn't really). 

you cannot reform the physical, absent fear, without reforming the spiritual.

and you cannot divorce the two. If you do, you have what is called hypocrisy.
That drew some of the sharpest remarks from Jesus (against the Pharisees).

Now, communism is hardly biblical. But neither are the capitalist values of
greed, glory, ambition, and so forth.

It is not possible to put The Bible squarely in any camp outside of moral 
issues. Communism in the mean time is a kind of heresy in that it, like 
fascism and even libertarianism and extremist monarchism all propose to
create heaven on earth by human means.

There are precedents for a certain amount of govt. intervention and
controls and the charity of the OT was MANDATORY, the third year 
tithe went to the poor, the edges of croplands were not to be harvested
but left for the poor, ditto going over one's fruit trees more than once,
and the tither on the third year was required to make an accounting to
the elders and public to be sure he had in fact done this. 

Punishment to enforce? risk of loss of God's protection and famine, 
disease and foreign invasion as a result.

NT the same more generalized COMMAND, not voluntary, but should come
from compassion that we get from God (IF we are IN FACT spending time
with Him) and not just fear. But if one must fear in order to act right? 
"fear not men who can only kill the body but do nothing more, but rather
fear Him who can destroy body and soul in hell." The soul is immortal, 
but here destruction would relate to the pragmatic lack of freedom, 
the presence of torment. (Kalomiros' nonsense is totally at odd with 
the clear words of Scripture, and even if punishment and blessedness
are not geographically distinct, but only different experiences of God's
presence, you are back to square one, do you face pain or pleasure?
your actions are the result of your spiritual condition, and if the latter
means you find God's presence a torment, then all the piety in the 
world with a personal out of church services life that is at odds with
this means your spirit is still incompatible with God! Exactly this 
condition is warned of by St. Theophan the Recluse and other Holy

Now, another question is, just what DOES help the poor? Sure, there
is an issue of proper use of funds by govt. but the same is true of
private charitable organizations. Discernment is necessary. But if
everyone on food stamps or SSI suddenly had to depend on churches
and Salvation Army, you can count on it those systems would go 

Meanwhile, the real estate agent industry helps drive up property
prices, with their cut of every deal, which in turn is what taxes are
based on, which in turn is what real estate values are heavily 
dependent on, aside from "the market." (and markets can be rigged,
and often are. And the real problem when you look closely, is not 
so much big govt., as big business that OWNS the govt. and runs it.)

This in turn drives up rental prices incl. to stores, which drives up
prices of goods and increases demand for higher wages. As someone
once put it, real estate is a hidden driver in inflation (of prices).

Another problem is the repeal of the parts of Glass-Steagall which 
prevented the derivatives market we have now, which is precisely
the part of the market that caused the disasters in the past 20


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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Alien Ship Closer

another video, of something that matches the general
description in the first one. Bent look, not a real L shape
but good enough.


Sunday, October 20, 2013

Alien Invasion? Breakaway Civilization takeover?

well, folks, if this is true, and if this is not just some for once noticed mining results acquisition visit, HERE IT COMES.

Remember Jesus said there would be wars and rumors of wars, nation would rise against nation (ethnic groups, tribal defined political elements) and kingdom against kingdom (more normal to our modern sense types of govts.) but the end is not yet?

get ready to deal with invaders of an unusual sort, study how Christians under pagan or whatever rule conducted themselves and how they converted some of them. Early church history and writings of the times (Eusebius Ecclesiastical History and Sozomon for starters) might help.

Remember that Christ said that when He comes back, His angels will gather His believers from one end of earth to the other, and from the ends of the heavens?

I don't care what these people look like, remember, if solid physical then they can become children of God also like us. (There might be a few believers among them, probably compromised as most of our believers are with the ways of their worlds just like much of us are with the ways of our world. Trust no one, incl. each other, lean on Jesus Christ for wisdom at EVERY step, take nothing for granted.)

Of course this video might be fear porn garbage. But it might not be. 

Beware of false Christs, beware of false teachings, beware of false information, beware of false analyses political, social, economic, or whatever, reexamine everything you are used to, "test {examine for truthfulness] all things, hold fast to what is good".

And pray for their souls and for no atrocities on either side of any fight that breaks out.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Predestination and The Sovereignty of God

The usual argument by Calvinists and other predestinarians,
is that if you deny this doctrine, you are denying the
Sovereignty of God, and I am sure such can work out a
convoluted chain of logic whereby questioning this one
doctrine you are effectively denying the rest of Christian

But they forget something.

God in His ABSOLUTE SOVEREIGNTY is perfectly
capable of having SOVEREIGNLY decided that an
element of free will would exist. Exactly how much is
another matter.  He could even decree in His absolute
sovereignty that it would be entirely a matter of free
will (though the tendency to use that will correctly has
been compromised by the inherited warp brought into
our souls and germ plasm by The Fall).

The Sovereignty of God is not the issue. The issue is
exactly what, in His Sovereignty, He has in fact decided
to do about the matter.

So Calvinism on this point (and others) is off track.

Now, Pelagius, who St. Augustine fought, held that it was
possible for humans to use their will correctly and live
sinless without help from God. This is biblically false, and
makes like we don't need (or some few special perhaps)
don't need The Atonement/Redemption by Christ. But
most heresies have an equal and opposite mirror extreme
co-falsehood. And absolute predestination from the
beginning of time for each and every individual is apparently
such an error.

This is something of a Mystery, and the unwillingness to
admit that there is anything the finite human mind can't
comprehend is a characteristic flaw of Calvinists and
extreme scholastics.

And that is a sort of heresy in itself, or at least an error
that lays the groundwork for most heresies, if not all,
a heresy precursor state so to speak.


Monday, October 7, 2013

more musings on hermeneutics and prophecy

An important rule of hermeneutics is context, and to who is something
said? in the latter question is often the issue of how (if at all) it can be
applied to the Bible student looking for insight and guidance for his
or her life in general or specific issues.

Now, another rule, is that Scripture interprets Scripture. And look
for patterns.

Applying these two, lets look at the Ezekiel 38 Gog Magog war.
Notice the following:

The razing of Jerusalem in AD 1244 cannot be THE Gog Magog
war, since though the same peoples may have had representatives
there, it was not a formal gathering of any but two or three of them,
and no divine intervention occurred. So while that episode may be
a kind of foreshadowing, it is not THE event, which must be still
in the future.

In the following chapter, we see the burial of Gog Magog,
and that dwellers in the cities of Israel will go about burying bodies
for 7 months, and that the combustible weapons they brought will
be so many that they will be firewood and no need to gather firewood
for seven years.

There is also a rather explicit refernce to Gog Magog people as
having bows in one hand and arrows in another.

This should give some pause to those who assume that this war
will occur when modern weapons of war are in play.

It won't.

Ezekiel, you should note, describes a vision of the New Jerusalem
and the New Temple in chapter 40.

Revelation also describes the Gog Magog war, as happening after
The Second Coming of Christ, when He will reign on earth forever.



Revelation never depicts Christ as ceasing to rule at any time after His
Second Coming. But it DOES depict the devil being bound for 1,000
years, which may be exact or approximate. During that time, he cannot
tempt the nations.

The amillennialist position of Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy
and some Protestants, that the devil is bound now and this milennium
is a symbol of the Church ruling on earth and binding satan is obviously
ECUMENICAL COUNCIL OF THE EAST, whatever the schismatic
RC may or may not have declared in some council. 

Because if true, there would be no need for exorcists, and no need for
the prayers of exorcism before baptism, and such like things. 

It is argued that the binding is relevant to the Christians (or specifically
the RC or EO Christians, whichever group is speaking), since indeed
Revelation says he can't tempt THE NATIONS.

But if that were true, there would be no need for spiritual warfare 
by monks and non monastics, no temptations to the Christian except
perhaps from the flesh and the world but we are taught and hear of

The reason Revelation got relegated to not-in-use-in-The-Holy-Liturgy, 
and that some even doubted its legitimacy, and is not used to base
any doctrines on or argue them from, is mostly because the Montanist
heretics, not unlike some modern charismatics, misused it so much
they gave it a bad reputation. 

So the devil is CRIPPLED and bound in that sense, but not absolutely
permanently bound, because he can (with difficulty) tempt the devoted
Christian, and easily tempts the unbelievers and nominals.

Revelation also says, that the devil will be released after that 1,000 years
to briefly tempt the nations one more time, which will result in the Gog
Magog war, ending in disaster for Gog Magog. And the devil at that point
will be finally and permanently bound so he can't whisper to anyone.

Then you have the resurrection and judgement of ALL the dead and
the New Jerusalem, described as a city that is of such measurements
that they work out to around 1200 or 1500 miles high wide and long, a
huge CUBE.

This is after the new heavens and the new earth are shown, so apparently
the laws of physics have undergone an overhaul as well.

Now, the prophecy "experts" read modern conditions into The Bible,
and IGNORE everything that doesn't fit. Is a chariot mentioned? the
writer didn't know how else to describe a tank. Are arrows mentioned?
Don't even deal with it.

But modern technology is fragile and dependent increasingly on things
that can be destroyed. For one thing, a huge network of specialists are
needed, and financial networks, and power grids and all kinds of stuff,
which can be easily destroyed in a catastrophe, such as Revelation
chapter 6 describes happening after The Fourth Horseman.

Albert Einstein once said something to the effect that, he didn't know
how WW 3 would be fought, but WW 4 will be fought with spears and
arrows or clubs and stones.

And Bible Prophecy seems to support him.

Justina (Christine Erikson)

musings on prophecy and hermeneutics

Okay, I am going to explain some points of how to think on this.
I say how to think not "how I think" though that would be true
also, but this is in accord with Biblical interpretation or
hermeneutics throughout Church history.

Some history.

In the first several centuries AD two major schools of thought
developed, Alexandria, Egypt and Antioch, Syria. Antioch was
where we were first called "Christians" and since Christos is
Greek for Messiah, both mean "Anointed One," a Christian is
a Messianist.

Alexandria's first bishop or episkopos, overseer, was St. Mark,
the son (whether literal or spiritual is unclear) of St. Peter. But
the school there came heavily under the influence of Origen, who
initially was a well educated genius who supported The Trinity
against deniers and converted many and was in general okay,
but he was too smart for his own good. Influenced by platonism
(neoplatonism being an AD pagan philosophy development out
of platonism) and gnostics and so forth, he got too far into wild
speculation and over applied allegory in hermeneutics.

This led him into notions like pre existence of the soul, not standard
multi life reincarnation but that some judgement for pre incarnation
sin and some decisions were made and the soul was then put in
an embryo; the dense physicality of the sun and stars and planets
being because they fell from contemplating God to contemplating
themselves or creation in general; that various spirits or angels
fell in varying degrees, some becoming demons others becoming
human and others became other creatures.

These and other speculations including the notion of the apokatastasis
(I think I spelled that right), a misinterpretation of "restoration of all
things" to mean that gehenna would be temporary and ultimately all
would be saved (now called universalism), got him condemned and
anathematized post mortem at the Ecumenical Council of Ephesus.

However, Origen during his life had great influence including on
important men and women who, due to their defense of The Faith
against heretics and pagans, were themselves glorified as saints
after their deaths.

Therefore you find that St. Gregory of Nyssa incl. precisely the
condemned elements of Origen's teaching in his Philokalia of
Origen, and a trend of thought crept into Orthodoxy to be found
sometimes today, partly due to the refocus by Blessed Seraphim
Rose on The Fathers such as St. John Chrysostom who, thanks to
Origenist influence, upheld the following notion.

That "the coats of skins" given to Adam and Eve after The Fall
was our dense physical flesh, and that though physical, humans
before The Fall were less densely physical.

This notion was not listed at Ephesus probably because Origen
hadn't gotten around to developing it yet. But it is the exact
analog to the same idea about the stars and sun and planets
mentioned above, and if false about them it is false about us.

Alexandria became known for focussing more on allegorization to
extract material supportive of doctrine or otherwise useful ideas, from
verses of no apparent relevance (I am not denying the doctrines just
questioning the applicability in all cases of allegorized verses to
serve them). Heretics of course did the same thing to support some
of their doctrines. St. Paul does some allegorizing, but nothing as
extensive or extreme as Origen and his heirs and assigns, which,
effectively, Alexandrian theology and hermeneutics became.

In Antioch, we have a city whose first bishop was St. Peter himself.
(There is no reason to deny he ended his life in Rome, one detractor
in detailing the timing on his life and travels, trying to argue he could
not have been in Rome at all, nonetheless left two years unaccounted
for, during which he could have been at Rome. There is however
some dispute as to whether he was actually Rome's first bishop. One
version of events has him appointing Linus as Rome's first bishop.
Linus appears therefore either first in the Roman list, or second after
Peter if Peter is calculated as first bishop. St. Paul addressed them
as needing some spiritual gift or blessing to establish them, which he
hoped to get to visit them and do this for them, so apparently they
had no bishop, but were a ragtag group of expatriates from elsewhere
and converts in need of shepherding.Clearly Paul didn't found that
church either, neither did Peter, but rather converts went there and
met and converted others and at least one Apostle caught up with
them later.)

In Antioch, the pattern of hermeneutic or Bible interpretation was
more sensible and literal. Sure, symbolism exists in The Bible and
is usually explained in The Bible after it is presented. But the focus
was less on extracting hidden meanings that understanding and applying
the plain text. Some allegories are analogic extrapolation statements,
comparisons to something you already know about to give you a
general idea of what you don't know about.

Both schools produced heretics, of course, Nestorius from the Antiochian
tradition, though at odds with it, because he drew a distinction between
Jesus as God and Jesus as man, too much so, and confused nature with
person enough that you end up with two persons. (Nestorius denied this,
but didn't come to face charges either, and his students certainly seemed
to hold to this notion. A key to most Christological heresies is confusion
of person and nature.

For instance, I am an individual aka person, my nature is human. My cat
is an individual, her nature is cat. Jesus is both God and Man so He
from eternity is of the nature "God" and is the Person God The Son.
When He took on human flesh, He added to His pre-existing divine
nature, a human nature. This was done without blurring or hybridizing
or mixing the two natures, without altering either of them, and it is a
permanent union in His Person of the two natures. Nature is not person.
Sometimes it is used to refer to personality, character, but that is not
correct in this context. Jesus is the Person Who being originally only
divine, added to His divinity humanity.

Now, once you confuse person and nature, two things can happen.
1. you can divide the two natures after the Incarnation too much and
make like two persons existed, or
2. you can blur them too much together.

the latter was the heresy of Alexandria (also opposed by Orthodox
Alexandrians) which came from an overly mystical orientation in
teaching. Eutychus argued that the human nature was so swallowed up
in the divine as to be virtually nonexistent. It is presumably his tractate
that was rejected by the relics of St. Euphemia at the Council of Chalcedon.
Eutyches was also rejected soon after the monophysite schism, as being
too extreme.

But the confusions of person and nature continued with monophysite
Coptic Pope Shenouda III arguing for such a mixing of sorts being necessary
or God didn't suffer on the Cross and our sins aren't paid for.

Jesus being divine, could not suffer or die UNLESS He became human (at
which point He had the name Jesus), BUT IT IS THIS PERSON, THIS
BACK TO LIFE. This PERSON was able to do this only because He
acquired human flesh. A second nature. So THIS PERSON being God
indeed God suffered and died for us and came back to life, BUT THE
DIVINE NATURE WAS UNAFFECTED, only the human flesh could
NATURES and WHO IS INDEED GOD it follows that you don't need
to argue for a blurring of natures for The Atonement to be legitimate.

So the monophysite heresy now calling itself miaphysite at this point claims
to have been misunderstood, but what they say at the Chambesy Conference
and what Pope Shenouda III said in a booklet on all this, are two different
things. (They also say, that there are two natures in appearance but not in
reality, but have it backwards. In reality there are two natures, but as you
look at Jesus since He is ONE Person, there appears to be only one
nature, but the two are always there, now one more obvious than the other,
now the other more obvious as at The Transfiguration.

The Oriental Orthodox are called Orthodox because they accept The Trinity,
which was the doctrine that first got us the name Orthodox as opposed to
Arian, which refers to the followers of a priest named Arius who argued that
God The Son was not coeternal with God The Father, and not equally divine
with Him, but that "there was a time when He was not" and though Arius may
not have relegated Jesus to being a mere creature of the created ex nihilo, out
of nothing, category like everything else, but he denied His full equal
divinity with The Father, and his successors went even farther, until today you
have Jehovah's Witnesses and Mormons, who are retreads of several ancient
heresies, who deny Jesus' divinity altogether. (The latter deny God The Father's
absolute divinity as well, claiming he is an evolved man, but that is another matter.)

Meanwhile, St. Cyril of Alexandria in fighting Nestorius used the formula
"One divine nature incarnate" which he though was from St. Athanasius but was
actually from Appollonius ancestor to Eutychianism. This phrase has been
used by monophysites to claim loyalty to Cyrilian Christology, but the phrase
itself puts the lie to this one, because one divine nature having become incarnate
now by definition is two natures, one person who is of divine nature now has
two natures, the divine and the physical. The divine remains divine but it is ONE
person, one individual, the physical remains physical but it is ONE person, one
individual who has BOTH natures.

If I with a human nature, were to somehow acquire also the nature of a cat, lets
say someone dumped a ton of cat DNA into me  I would now have two natures,
human and cat, but I would still be one person. And I were then exposed to a 
species specific poison for cats, I the person with human and cat natures, 
would experience illness and death because of the cat nature though my
human nature would not be affected. 

Does that help you understand at all?

Hermeneutical errors

From the foregoing, it can be seen, that two errors are to overapply literalism
on all points, in other words, to demand that EVERYTHING be easily
understandable by limited human reason (which is wrongly assumed to be
unfallen uncorrupted and somehow infinite, the implicit error of the scholastics
in the West)


to overspiritualize things, turning The Bible into a subjectivist playpen. The
latter makes every heresy and pagan infiltration and even some blasphemous
notions such as among the Manifest Sons of God crew possible.

The problem with a lot of prophecy interpretation especially since the Protestant
Reformation but also throughout history, has been to over spiritualize some
things in The Bible. Just because referring to God's hand or Him sheltering us
under His wings like a chicken her chicks does not mean that He literally is
a big chicken with human hands and chicken wings, does not mean that other
things shouldn't be taken at face value.

Now, especially with The Book of Revelation you get a bunch of stuff that
has been treated as symbolic of political upheavals, or the rise of the Reformation,
or whatever, always of course something to do with Europe, ignoring that The

Also in the Old Testament Prophets, it is sometimes hard to tell if God is using
hyperbole or speaking exactly.

For decades, the communism obsessed Christian prophecy experts focussed on
Ezekiel chapter 38 invasion of Israel as being a Soviet Union thing. But only after
the collapse of the Soviet Union was the scenario even possible, because the
peoples listed as attackers included peoples that were only political entities after
the USSR breakup. (It could be argued that these ethnic groups would be part of
the Soviet military forces, but one gets the impression they tended to use Russians
for most of the military.) Yet during the decades of the Soviet Union, this invasion
was being predicted as likely to happen any year or at least in a few years or 
any decade soon by these writers.

Also ignored in all this is the lack of the Arab peoples as attackers, conspicuous
by their almost total absence in this scenario, which means that whenever this happens,
Israel will be at peace with most of her Arab neighbors.

Which effectively ruled out this happening in any time in the mid to end 20th 
century or even now.

Did any of these self appointed experts on prophecy and current events take
any notice of those verses?

Of course not.

Why? well, one possibility is this rule of hermeneutics which is more likely to
be recognized and described by detractors than admitted by its user, and it
is of course NOT a rule of hermeneutics but exactly how NOT to do

If it agrees with your preconceived notions, then you interpret it literally. If
it doesn't, then you spiritualize it away or ignore it altogether.

I confess I was taken in also, it wasn't till later events made things clearer,
because when you hear something pronounced often enough you tend
to believe it. Of course since one prophecy expert begets another so to
speak, this is part of the reason these verses were ignored, skimming over
or just taking your teacher's word for it and blathering on from there.

(Regarding that Ezekiel 38 thing, it is possible that it refers at least in part
to Crusader times, and the Ottoman empire, which included peoples from
most of the locations listed. Or not. And even if it
did, there is a peculiar tendency in The Bible for DOUBLE FULFILLMENT
OF PROPHECY, that something happens more than once. A classic
example is Abraham  and Sarah, aged sterile and have a son, who then in
his old age also becomes a father, though not as old as Abraham was.

The AD 1244 devastation of Jerusalem by Khwarazmian mercenaries, a
Persian people, under the leadership of a Turkic ruler who had Kipchak
slave warriors acquired after the Mongol invasion of the Kipchak-Cuman
coalition, which spanned all Scythia and would have included those peoples,
might fit the bill for this. But like I said, this wouldn't rule out it happening

But I think the main reason for this hermeneutical failure, and application
of the bad hermeneutics principle I just outlined, was money and popularity,
exploiting fears of Communism and the Soviet Union (while partnering with
expatriate Nazis such as the old crew at Radio Free America).

Ironically, atheist commies were seen as the worst evil ever, but in fact
Nazism is worse, because instead of being an atheist void, that leaves
people hungry for something better and they sooner or later start looking,
some into the occult some into Christianity, Nazism provides several
options of worship, pagan, occultic, ethnic and a twisted form of Christianity
ultimately moving to flat out heresy. It is easier to convert someone from
nothing to something, than from something to something. The former will
be out there looking, the latter will take a lot longer to do so. Also, though
Nazism is famous for killing Jews, it intended to start on the Christians
once it was done with the Jews, it would just take more time to work out.
The ultimate goal was elimination of all non Aryan faiths, especially of
semitic based faiths, though Hitler did have some admiration for the
warrior orientation of jihadi type islam. Another problem, is that Nazism
targetted people for extermination based on things they could not change
or hide easily, i.e., ancestry and disability and inferior even if pure Aryan
ergo to be culled genetics, while communism targetted people for
extermination based on behavior and politics, far easier to negotiate or
disguise, and even these were open to change without violating communist
theory, while the exterminationist standards in Nazism were inherent to it.)

Various efforts to identify the antichrist in the past always focussed on
European figures. Another error in hermeneutics - writing your personal
concerns and/or preferred homeland familiar geography into The Bible,
and of course the later notion of America as redeemer nation, chosen 
of God, New Jerusalem, etc. didn't help much.

Replacement theology also plays a role. Replacement theology, held by EO
and RC and some protestants, is that The Church totally replaced Israel
so all promises relating to Israel now shift to The Church no exceptions.

Replacement theology DOES have a solid Scriptural foundation, BUT ONLY
PARTLY. St. Paul warns in Romans that God has NOT cast off His people
and they are beloved for the fathers' sakes, though enemies for The Gospel's
sake. But they are the root that bears us not vice versa, we are a wild olive
branch grafted in among the domesticated olive branches, and we should
not boast against them.

So it is not either replacement theology or not, but both/and, so to speak.
And the accusation that this gives two rival standards of salvation one
relying correctly on Jesus and one not, is false, because the issue of the
Jews in Israel now is not an issue of salvation and being in The Kingdom
of Heaven, but an issue of title to real estate and a role to play out in

(One can also argue that the righteous among Jews would meet and
instinctively recognize and accept Jesus when the Jew dies, which leaves
Jesus STILL The Way The Truth and The Life, and The Only Way To
The Father, even if this plays out post mortem.)

This is all I can put together now. I will probably get to this again later.

Justina (Christine Erikson)

Saturday, September 28, 2013

how junk food advertising is messing up our kids

and lets face it, we ourselves are from two or
three generations of this stuff.

My own suggestion about the need for sugar,
fats and salt, is put this on the veggies you
want the kids to eat, wean them off the junk

The typical everything on it pizza, however,
strikes me as not that worthless.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

A good thing to remember.

"Do not fall victim to the false mantra of freedom 
and liberty. Those words do not mean the same 
thing to me and you as they do to the 1%."

comment on the article the last post linked to.

Monday, September 9, 2013

The True History of Libertarianism

The whole problem with libertarianism is, that it is essentially big corporate
POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT, to help regular people regain some

But much of what we take for granted as worker's rights and safety issues,
a lot of it enshrined in law and not dependent on contracts and strikes,
came ONLY as a result NOT of laissez faire capitalism, but of the revolt
by unions (which later became corrupt and oppressive also), and the
freedom loving corporations would get the government as well as private
thugs to come in guns blazing to stop strikes and protests in the 1800s.

Meanwhile, all the accomplishments of big industry and rail and so
forth, were because of govt. involvement with them. Rail was essential
to a lot of business, even small ones, and rail was a product of govt.
partnering with corporate interests.

Laissez faire and no govt. involvement is strictly out the window when
it benefits such people, and only means no govt. oversight. With enough
money (and fear) judges, police, etc. can be bought off.

Laissez faire in the classic libertarian form was NEVER a feature of
the USA or of any economically successful country.

The only principle to observe is, does something promote godliness
and decency and kindness and the interests of the people in a given
context, or not? "principles" like libertarianism and other groups with
agendas like to uphold, over and above all other considerations, are
usually smokescreens and rallying points that often help evil. Not
always, but often.


Sunday, September 8, 2013

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

How To Stop Agenda 21 aka Sustainable Development

there are ten lessons, most of it excellent, skip lesson 
one and get to the rest of them, study them
and view the videos, they are on youtube so if you 
click on the youtube logo at the lower right corner, 
you can watch it there and use a video downloader
program to keep a copy.

and fight it on grounds of integrity wherever you find
this abomination in play, whether it is Agenda 21 
supporting or anything else. There are lessons here 
on how to fight this when it is being played on you 

Regardless of the environmental and compassion 
line they spew, they are a pack of liars who will
do nothing but harm. About the only good thing
they came up with was the green belt, if that is from
them, and the ultimate goal is to pack everyone in 
tiny living space high density housing (a fire or an
airborne pandemic would kill people living like 
this easily) and eliminate most rural and semi rural
living and single family housing.

I think a major issue that should be brought up, in arguing against Agenda 21,
that the people immediately affected by things should be the ones to make the
decisions. While limited socialism has in fact worked well in some countries, 
and frankly it is not correct to call all govt. intervention "socialism" because 
that is not socialism; 

are not necessarily going to do a good job. (The fraud issues you deal with
are important also in this regard.)

A lot of the anti socialist, libertarian and privatization talk ultimately 
emanated from and benefitted only the elites and super rich who
wanted no possibility of intervention in their effects on people, by
government that however sold out it might be to them still had an
eye on careers and re election.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

America in Prophecy? maybe. excursus on Daniel's vision of four beasts.

Examining a good case for Jerusalem being the end times Babylon, and Daniel chapter7 and excellent evaluation of USA run by shadow govt. of elites as Babylon, I conclude the following. 
1. USA doesn't have to be THE Babylon of Revelation to be acting a whole lot like it, enough to draw down divine wrath. Antipas Ministeries evaluation therefore may be substantially correct in pragmatic terms for now. 
2. Daniel speaks of 3 beasts, then a fourth. one is a lion with wings, who loses his wings and stands upright like a man "and a man's heart was given to it." Since Daniel's visions were often for the latter days, we should look at symbolic relevance to now incl. location of animals described. (Daniel is told later by an angel, that is the latter days knowledge would greatly increase and men would run to and fro, sounds like the past 300 or 400 years especially the past 200. So these are latter days, but not the end yet.)

Britain is often associated with a lion, and USA is its child and long an ally and the starting point for modern known flight. commercial, military, space. even working on TAVs, transatmospheric vehicles, which can go up into orbit, lower to attack and return to orbit. google Richard Dolan for the possibility of a breakaway civilization.

So USA and Britain and the whole NATO scene will get taken down, lose the air superiority, etc. The change of a lion into a man is a lessening in power, but an increase in spiritual (biblical not New Age sense) quality, because now it is like made in the image of God. The heart is not emotions, but the deep part of the mind.

So there is a loss of worldly power, but repentance, and they no longer host the
evil even satanic elites and Nazi parasite or admire and seek to be like it.

The next beast is a bear, raised up on one side, 3 ribs in its mouth. Bear would relate to Russia. It will become the world power in Asia in general outside of China's sphere of influence and most of Europe likely.
Probably be involved in wars in the Middle East.

The next one is a leopard with FOUR wings and FOUR heads. the habitat of the leopard
is Asia, Far East, China and Africa, mostly subsaharan, the north african populations being scanty. The most likely player to attain to such power is China, positioning itself to do exactly that. Four wings - commercial, military, local space, and far exploration space perhaps? colonizing Mars? and beyond?

There are no leopards in South America, but the jaguar strongly resembles a leopard, and its range used
to include the American southwest.

the four heads might relate to four general centers of its power, China, Iran, part of Africa and part of South America and/or Mexico. This scenario fits its actual positioning now, though Iran is dubious but it is ready with Pakistan and Russia to support Iran in the even of it being attacked.

The fourth beast has ten horns, and is something unlike anything Daniel has seen
before, he cannot describe it in terms of a known predator. At this point, go read 
Revelation for more information. It apparently tramples and destroys all the foregoing
and gives rise to the antichrist.

This scenario makes the most sense in terms of both Scripture and what has been going on lately.

see also my blog, and egroups

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Libertarians are Cultists

Just picked this up on AlterNet, which as a site is the usual mix of good and evil. Ron and Rand Paul have done some good, and the opposition to govt. excess and excessive information grabbing is good, since one may rightly ask to what end is all this being done? But their long range agenda is bad. There was a time I bought these ideas, but I learned better. Justina


Why Libertarians Are Basically Cult Members

Simply note libertarianism's fatal flaw and you'll get an enraged, hysterical response. They still don't get it

My previous Salon essay, in which I asked why there are not any libertarian countries, if libertarianism is a sound political philosophy, has infuriated members of the tiny but noisy libertarian sect, as criticisms of cults by outsiders usually do. The weak logic and bad scholarship that suffuse libertarian responses to my article tend to reinforce me in my view that, if they were not paid so well to churn out anti-government propaganda by plutocrats like the Koch brothers and various self-interested corporations, libertarians would play no greater role in public debate than do the followers of Lyndon LaRouche or L. Ron Hubbard.
An unscientific survey of the blogosphere turns up a number of libertarians claiming in response to my essay that, because libertarianism is anti-statist, to ask for an example of a real-world libertarian state shows a failure to understand libertarianism. But if the libertarian ideal is a stateless society, then libertarianism is merely a different name for utopian anarchism and deserves to be similarly ignored.
Another response to my essay has been to claim that a libertarian country really did exist once in the real world, in the form of the United States between Reconstruction and the New Deal. Robert Tracinski writes that I am “astonishingly ignorant of history” for failing to note that the “libertarian utopia, or the closest we’ve come to it, is America itself, up to about 100 years ago. It was a country with no income tax and no central bank. (It was on the gold standard, for crying out loud. You can’t get more libertarian than that.) It had few economic regulations and was still in the Lochner era, when such regulations were routinely struck down by the Supreme Court. There was no federal welfare state, no Social Security, no Medicare.”
It is Tracinski who is astonishingly ignorant of history. To begin with, the majority of the countries that adopted the “libertarian” gold standard were authoritarian monarchies or military dictatorships. With the exception of Imperial Britain, an authoritarian government outside of the home islands, where most Britons were denied the vote for most of this period, most of the independent countries of the pre-World War I gold standard epoch, including the U.S., Germany, France, Russia and many Latin American republics, rejected free trade in favor of varying degrees of economic protectionism.
For its part, the U.S. between Lincoln and FDR was hardly laissez-faire. Ever since colonial times, states had engaged in public poor relief and sometimes created public hospitals and asylums. Tracinski to the contrary, there were also two massive federal welfare programs before the New Deal: the Homestead Act, a colossal redistribution of government land to farmers, and generous pension benefits for Union veterans of the Civil War and their families.  Much earlier, the 1798 act that taxed sailors to fund a small system of government-run sailors’ hospitals was supported by Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton alike.
State and local licensing rules and trade laws governed economic life in detail, down to the size of spigots in wine casks, in some cases.
It was precisely these state and local regulations that the Supreme Court struck down, in Lochner v. New York (1905) and other cases, to promote the goal of creating a single national market. At the same time, sharing their racism with most white Americans, federal judges in Tracinski’s “libertarian” America permitted the most massive system of labor market distortion of all: racial segregation, which artificially boosted the incomes and property values of whites.The single national market that Lochner-era courts sought to protect from being Balkanized by state and local regulations (other than racial segregation) was walled off by the highest protective tariffs of any major industrial nation. The U.S. government between Lincoln and FDR engaged in a version of modern East Asian-style mercantilism, protecting American industrial corporations from import competition, while showering subsidies including land grants on railroad companies and using federal troops to crush protesting workers.  This government-business mercantilism was anti-worker but it was hardly libertarian.
High tariffs to protect American companies in Tracinski’s alleged Golden Age of American libertarianism were joined by racist immigration restrictions that further boosted the incomes of white workers already boosted by de jure or de facto racial segregation. The 1790 Naturalization Act barred immigrants from becoming citizens unless they were “free white persons” and had to be amended by the 1870 Naturalization Act to bestow citizenship on former slaves of “African nativity” and “African descent.” Although the Supreme Court in 1898 ruled that the children of Asians born in the U.S. were citizens by birth, Tracinski’s libertarian utopia was characterized by increasingly restrictive immigration laws which curtailed first Asian immigration and then, after World War I, most European immigration.
Calvin Coolidge, the subject of a hero-worshiping new biography by the libertarian conservative Amity Shlaes, defended both high tariffs and restrictive immigration. Here is an excerpt from President Coolidge’s second annual address in 1924:
Two very important policies have been adopted by this country which, while extending their benefits also in other directions, have been of the utmost importance to the wage earners. One of these is the protective tariff, which enables our people to live according to a better standard and receive a better rate of compensation than any people, any time, anywhere on earth, ever enjoyed. This saves the American market for the products of the American workmen. The other is a policy of more recent origin and seeks to shield our wage earners from the disastrous competition of a great influx of foreign peoples. This has been done by the restrictive immigration law. This saves the American job for the American workmen.
In 1921 then vice-president Coolidge wrote an article entitled “Whose Country is This?” inGood Housekeeping, in which he declared:
“Biological laws tell us that certain divergent people will not mix or blend. The Nordics propagate themselves successfully. With other races, the outcome shows deterioration on both sides.” (Amity Shlaes’s hero evidently believed racist pseudoscience about dangerous and inferior “half-breeds”).
Protectionist, nativist paleoconservatives of the Patrick Buchanan school might have reason to idealize the U.S. as it existed between 1865 and 1932. But libertarians who want to prove that a country based on libertarian ideology can exist in the real world cannot point to the United States at any period in its history from the Founding to the present.