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Ukraine, Venezuela, Thailand, etc.: Boss ‘Putin’ Dictator or ‘Freedom’?

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 10:00 AM
February 24, 2014

Venezuela-protests       Ukraine seems peaceful for now, but will Russia return?  Protestors stomp streets in Venezuela because of increasing food prices. Bangkok lays in shambles, some saying it is near unmitigated chaos.  But why such continuous discontent?

Robert D. Kaplan––author of ‘Asia’s Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific,’ and ‘The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us about Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate’––says he has some answers.

In ‘Why So Much Anarchy?’ for ‘Global Affairs,’ Kaplan fiddles with such causes as: 1) Resource depletion, such as water; 2) Ethnic and sectarian divides; 3) Irregular forms of war; 4) Erosion of national borders; 5) The End of 19th century Imperialism; and finally  4) The End of Post-Colonial Strongmen. In that last category, he concludes people are discontent without a ruling dictator ‘strongman.’

He points out: “Imperialism provided much of Africa, Asia and Latin America with security and administrative order. The Europeans divided the planet into a grid-work of entities––both artificial and not––and governed. It may not have been fair, and it may not have been altogether civil, but it provided order.”

The Strongmen-Dictators who followed colonialism briefly kept such order, but they soon lost systems of 1389262584-suthep-thaugsuban-heads-the-last-warm-up-march-in-thailand_3638192bureaucratic organization, preferring instead to rule by extreme ‘secret police’ style oppression.  Thus, without protective government systems, or killer dictators, nations such as Thailand and Venezuela fall apart.

Kaplan’s analogies do not entirely fit Russia, however.  Once Communism destroyed Russia’s monarchy, it too survived by ‘secret police’ oppression but maintained strong veneers of rule with control over every citizen. However, the collapse of the Soviet Union made even those old convoluted systems unworkable.

By the time of ex-KGB man Putin’s rule, only fear and oppression remain. He does not have the vast wealth of other nations in that Union to prop-up illusions of a viable economy, or workable social and educational systems, so he scrambles to maintain rule over others without strong sticks of fear or wealth of carrots. He needs Ukraine because of its farming production, but Ukraine doesn’t need Putin.

In that regard, Ukraine seems to fly in the face of Kaplan’s logic. President Yanukovych thought he followed Putin’s instruction when he attempted to restore order by killing a hundred. But Putin wanted thousands killed until the rebels surrendered. Leaders of the modern world push against such old fashioned tactics.

Ask China. This is why that giant of a nation cannot contain tiny North Korea. China is attempting to wear the facade of a modern industrialized society.  While––as the United Nations recently revealed––North Korea still controls its own people with unspeakable terror, torture, starvation and death.

The question is:  Will Russia allow Ukraine to grow and prosper as other post-Soviet bloc nations, such as Poland, Romania, et al, now do, or will it attempt to bring struggling Ukrainians back into abject poverty, ‘aka’ modern slavery?

Anti-Christian nonfiction instructs that to succeed Communism had to eradicate Christianity in Russia.  While Putin pretends ties with the few remaining Russian Orthodox Churches, they hold up one another to survive. More authentic Christianity in the Ukraine is a much stronger force for survival.  Or as Apostle Paul tells Timothy, one must “Fight the good fight of faith (1 Timothy 6: 12).”

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Why Europeans Hate Europe: Is the European Union Falling Apart?

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 16:29 PM
January 16, 2014

Eng Jump Ship    Increasingly unhappy Europeans claim the European Union (EU) frays at the seams, and indeed may be falling apart. Apparently, suppression of: National, cultural or political identities; Freedom of speech; Nations’ economic liberties, etc. has many Europeans screaming to get out of Europe, or at least out of the EU.

Britain’s Finance Minister, George Osborne, warns that the rise of new economic powers in China and India pushes the EU into irrelevance. Many in England are tired of EU ‘right to work’ laws which tax that nation’s welfare system.  Just yesterday Osborne warns the EU to reform or England would leave!

Many Europeans chafe under subtle restrictions against free speech.  In ‘European Hate Speech Laws,’ legal-project.org points to three opaque EU Laws–– the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Religious Discrimination (CERD), and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) discusses such laws:

“Article 10 of the ECHR, for example, grants the freedom of expression to all, but the exercise of this right is conditioned on conformity with the restrictions necessary, inter alia, ‘for the protection of the reputation and rights of others’.”

Going further, “Article 4(a) of the CERD obligates signatories to make ‘all dissemination of ideas based on racial superiority or hatred’ a punishable offense, while Article 20 of the ICCPR requires outlawing ‘any advocacy of national, racial, or religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility, or violence’.”  So, say the wrong thing and you go to jail. Some freedom!

Andrea Mammonejan’s New York Times opinion page article, ‘Europeans United, in Hating Europe,’ is repeated exposing-European-hate-speech-lawsthroughout the internet, and usually as fact, not opinion.  She writes:  “ . . . two far-right, nationalist politicians—Marine Le Pen of France and Geert Wilders of the Netherlands—have reached across borders to form a Pan-European group dedicated to weakening the European Union.”

She posits these groups oppose immigration and “share a skepticism about the free flow of labor and capital across the Continent . . . Europe’s far-right nationalists have often united in search of an “other” to oppose, exclude, resist, restrict or oppress — historically, minorities like Jews, homosexuals, the disabled, Roma, Marxists and, more recently, Arabs, Africans and Asians.

‘Europe’ “as an idea and a community, has weakened. The European Union’s byzantine governance makes it seem unaccountable.  Its leaders . . . are little known outside of elite circles.” Germany’s tight fiscal policies, unknowable monetary controls, unsustainable youth unemployment, more Muslim immigrants, declining birthrates, aging populations––all contribute to increasing EU malaise.

Originally, EU founders wanted it to be ‘the United States of Europe.‘ But early on critics warned that unless Europe literally became one nation, elite classism, coveted multi-lingual and cultural identities, and ties to old histories would make such a union impossible.  Those critics were right.

Unless it will be in eternity, there is and never will be another country like the United States of America.  Created by English immigrants who came to find: 1) Freedom of religion; and 2) Freedom to secure financial prosperity, this nation has been uniquely blessed by God. As the social construction of reality chimes: “God Bless the U.S.A.,”  “Grace be with you all. Amen (Hebrews 13: 25).”

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Non-Christian Myth of Halloween Scarecrows: From ‘Death’ to ‘Life’

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 18:09 PM
October 31, 2013

scarecrow-halloween    Uninformed parents, and ‘seeking to please’ churches, calling themselves Christian, often celebrate Halloween and its images as a time for fun and play.  Scarecrows, black cats, witches, and some such symbols, presented as part of Fall ‘rituals’ supposedly to induce a time of celebration.  But celebrating what?

While time and space does not permit total examination of such ‘seasonable’ symbols, a deeper look at scarecrows as ancient and medieval symbolism may suffice. This ‘empty’ being brought back to life once a year may explain it all!

According to Wikipedia, the word scarecrow is related to ‘bogle,’ from which the term ‘bogey’ or ‘bogey man’ is derived, “. . . which is in turn a cognate of the German term word bögge (of which böggel-mann (‘Goblin’) is derived) and possibly the Norwegian dialect word bugge meaning ‘important man.’

tattiebogle.net claims:  “‘Tattiebogle’ is a Scots word, meaning ‘scarecrow.’ It comes from two separate words, ‘tattie’ which is potato and ‘bogle’ which is a type of monster.” Here too a scarecrow is a monster intended to bring fear, not fun.

In  Gothic myth the dead ‘important man’ is brought to life by a thunderbolt. The Brits and Scots related the term to ‘ghost’ or ‘goblin.’  Hub Pages assert some scholars say: “the scarecrow idea originated in ancient times when a man was sacrificed to appease the gods and to insure a healthy harvest. That man was believed to have been sacrificed and then hung up over the fields.”

Upside down scarecrows are seen throughout Europe and Asia. occultview.com’s explanation of an upside down scarecrow relates it to the hangman on a tarot card, and as a fear tactic, not for birds but for people:

“The idea of hanging bodies as a warning was used in the past. The ancient Romans left crucified prisoners to send a message to their population. The infamous Vlad the Impaler impaled prisoners of war as a gruesome warning. The scarecrow, impaled and crucified, could have served a similar, if less graphic, purpose.  Call it a Scareman.”
The Shorter Oxford Dictionary explains:  “A scarecrow or hay-man is a decoy or mannequin in the shape of a human. . . halloween_scarecrow_costume_concept_by_iggykoopa14-d5jka27created and brought to life in 17th century Salem, Massachusetts by a witch in league with the devil.”  In the original ‘Wizard of Oz’ story ‘Dorothy’ took a dead lifeless scarecrow off his post and brought him to new humanized life in ‘Emerald City.’

This seemingly harmless image represents something, or someone, much deeper in life or history.  It stands for evil himself, Satan, who visits witch rituals around the world on Halloween, the highest witchcraft celebration of the year.

In ‘Should A Christian Celebrate Halloween?’ westmarionbaptistchurch.com in answering:  ‘Is Halloween Devil Worship?’ avows:  “The Druids invented the earliest Halloween celebrations. They were an order of Celtic sorcerers. The Bible condemns all sorcery and sorcerers (Rev 21:8; 22:15); November 1, the first day of the Celtic year, was a feast day to Samhain, lord of the dead, by the Druids.”

That’s the old scarecrow, ‘scareman,’ Satan, lord of the dead. The West Marion Baptist Church further preaches:  “The idolatrous practices of pagans are devil worship, no matter what the worshipper thinks or intends (Lev 17:7; Deut 32:17; II Chron 11:15; Ps 106:35-39; I Cor 10:20).”  Only anti-Christian fiction presents a lie for the truth.  But Christ tells born-again Christians: “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free (John 8: 32).”

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‘Mad Science’ and Politics of Rule: Turning Men Into Animals? Pt 3

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 23:30 PM
August 28, 2013

frankensteins-cat.        A scene ‘The Borne Legacy’ has super-secret bureaucrat Col. Erik Byer, played by Edward Norton, tell the super-man-hero Aaron Cross, played by Jeremy Renner, that when scientific manipulations control selected people, controllers act as agents without morals in order to protect a ‘morally righteous’ world.

As such, controllers unleash some immoral corners of post-modern science. In ‘New Vaccine Will Control Human Behavior,’ Blanche Levine reveals a poisonous vaccine program designed to inoculate children from ever smoking:

“Their newest ‘invention’ is to inject potential smokers, even children, with genetically engineered viruses designed to infect the liver and force it to make antibiotics against nicotine. In other words, doctors will soon have the power to alter human behavior––on a genetic level.”

Dr. Levine asks:  “Does this sound ethical to inoculate children with an artificial anti-nicotine antibody called NIC9D9? Think about it––if allowed––a few major pharmaceutical corporations would (legally) be allowed to permanently damage the genetic integrity of the human race. We’ve got to stop this.”

Scripps Research Institute has already patented NIC9D9, the so-called ‘anti-smoking’ virus.”  Thus, Levine writes: “So, in the near future, people will be walking around with patented antibodies from plants owned by corporations like Monsanto. It’s already happening when uneducated consumers eat genetically modified salmon and pigs. What is our world coming to?”

Such insidious ‘science’ robs human beings of one trait that separates them from domestic animals––free will.”  In his the_wolfman_wallpaperstudy, ‘Just Say No to Mind Controlling Parasites,’ George Dvorsky comes to the same conclusion:  i.e. mind controlling viruses (as in ‘The Bourne Legacy’) can alter behaviors of their hosts.  He writes:

“Think humans are immune to mind controlling parasites? Think again. It is suspected that Toxoplasma gondii, a parasite that is often contracted by humans from their cats, affects human psychology.  Dvorsky cites Jaroslav Flegr, professor of parasitology at Charles University in Prague.  Flegr found that people infected with Toxoplasma show self-blame and insecurity.  Infected women are more outgoing and warmhearted, while the men are more jealous and suspicious.

In these spheres where people operate without morals for the ‘good of mankind,’ Dvorsky points to religious cults specializing in mind control, in the same ways government ‘scientists’ use such control techniques on victims in the first three Bourne movies and in this last one.  Through such execution and plenty of extremely strong chemical contrivances, men are turned into killing animals.

Perhaps writers of anti-Christian fiction read from the book King Solomon wrote in his times of depression:  “I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts (Ecclesiastes 3: 18).” Even thousands of years ago, that king understood that men can be turned into animals!

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Turkey: People Don’t Want Muslim Rule But Prime Minister Does

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 1:45 AM
June 8, 2013

Turkish-demonstrations       It all started over the Turkish Prime Minister’s attempt to destroy the last park in the center of Istanbul so he could continue with his idea of a more modern city, but it has mushroomed into waves of protesters who claim he is a dictator.

But instead of trying to understand or communicate with those protesters, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan insists the anti-government protesters are part of foreign “terrorist organizations.”  And he still plans to redevelop that park!

In response, thousands of angry demonstrators call for him to resign. AFP News reports that “teachers, doctors, bank staff and others marched in a sea of red and yellow labour union flags in the capital Ankara and in Istanbul, where they converged on Taksim Square, the centre of nearly a week of violent clashes.”

Conflict between the two sides have hardened due to police tactics. Several people have died and more than 1,700 have been arrested.  Thus, protest leaders urge the government to fire police chiefs in Istanbul and Ankara where tear gas and other excessive force are used against Turkish citizens.

Now the United Nations, the United States and Turkey’s Western partners in NATO want it stopped.  They didn’t expect this from Turkey, which may have a Muslim population, but a constitutionally secular government.  And the U.S. counts on Turkey’s support in opposing the president of Syria in that civil war.

Up until now Erdogan has been a crafty politician. His Justice and Development Party (AKP) came to power in 2002 and has since won three elections in a row.  That is quite a record in usually erratic Turkish politics.

But now, AFP News argues, Erdogan’s opponents see him as “repressing critics and of pushing conservative Islamic policies such as religious education reforms and a law curbing the sale of alcohol.”

telegraph.co.uk quotes Turkish newspaper columnist Mustafa Akyol wrote: the Prime Minister  “ . . . has the feeling Turkey-Prime-Ministerthat he can do whatever he wants . . .  Erdogan is a democratic, legitimate leader. He’s actually the most popular prime minister Turkey has seen in half a century, but his understanding of democracy has to become more participatory and more liberal.

“He has to understand that democratically elected leaders also have limits that they should not cross, and they should also try to win the other people, the other half of Turkish society as we call it, rather than intimidating them and making them more nervous.”

But Turkey’s citizens and allies should expect a long struggle, as Erdogan is marching to the tune of Armageddon’s drummer.  Through repression, he will clamp down on this civil war, and then proceed to work on reunifying Alexander, the Great’s empire––which will consist of Turkey, Greece, Syria and Egypt.

From that revived group will come the anti-Christ who will rule over parts of three continents as he prepares to battle against The LORD Jesus Christ and His troops. Only God’s Word, not anti-Christian nonfiction, reveals the true future.

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The Enemy of My Enemy Is Not Always My Friend, Part 3

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 18:31 PM
May 31, 2013

1-menleerigbyfront-4008578    The United States is not the only country having difficulty with immigrant violence.  Just as Germany seems unable to face realities of murderous neo-Nazis living among them, Britain’s approach to its killer immigrants appears immature.

So far––in addition to Kenyan immigrants Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Abedowale, 22, accused of murdering British soldier, Lee Rigby, 25, in broad daylight––British police have arrested 20 other foreign-born men.

In his article, ‘British Officials Knew Suspect in Soldier’s Death Had Ties to Al Qaeda,’ John Burns says the two suspects ran over Rigby with “a car on the sidewalk outside an army barracks, then attacked [him] with meat cleavers.”

Burns describes Adebolajo as “a British citizen of Nigerian descent . . . also of Nigerian origin.” Burns insists British law enforcement knew of Adebolajo’s affiliation with terrorists as he was trained in terrorist tactics in Kenya, where he was arrested “on suspicion of planning to join Al Shabab, an extremist group in Somalia that Britain has classified as a terrorist organization.”

News sources claim Adebolajo refused MI5 (Britain’s security agency) attempts to recruit him after Kenya deported him.  Agence France-Presse writes that Britain was warned about Adebolajo when he hit front pages after Kenya:

“. . . Adebolajo was pictured on the front page of several newspapers . . . in 2010.  He was detained on the [way to] a crossing point to Somalia . . . Adebolajo had been accused of trying to lead a group of youths trying to join Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab movement.” Michael-Adebolajo

Now British people are asking why their nation’s intelligence services did not monitor this killer?  Like mass attackers in the U.S., Adebolajo was caught on video saying he killed Rigby “because British troops were killing Muslims.”

In response, Commonwealth officials are taking ‘tentative’ steps.  Associated Press says: “Britain’s government is setting up a new terrorism task force to tackle radical preachers and extremism following the brutal killing of a British soldier.”

They will look at whether new laws are needed for “religious leaders who promote extremist messages and who target potential recruits in jails, schools and mosques.” But these ‘preachers’ have been inciting the same violence for years!

Officials also admit that anti-terror projects, called ‘Prevent’ should have been refunded.  Gregory Katz and Cassandra Vinograd of Associated Press write ‘Prevent’ was based on the belief that “radicalization and recruitment can be identified and then provided with support. . .  to intervene and halt the radicalization process before a crime is committed.”  How naive can they be?

Such immigration policies sound just as ineffective as those in the U.S. Politicians and security services should understand that anti-Western world forces have brought overseas wars to Western shores?  This all sounds so much like a plot in anti-Christian fiction.  As Joel cried, “. . . let the weak say, I am strong( 3:10).”

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More Evidence of Guns Used in ‘Planned’ U.S. Deaths

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 11:55 AM
April 22, 2013

gun-junky    America is killing herself, and her government pretends to be powerless to stop it.  By allowing more assault rifles and handguns in the population than any other nation on earth (some owned by those ready to kill); by unscrupulous ‘regulators’ of food, nuclear power, banking, medical and other industries; and by gross, never-ending materialism, and violence––yes our nation is killing herself!

Most of last week, the nation was held spell-bound by the greatest planned massacre here since ‘9-11.’ Now that Tamerlan Tsarnaev lost his life in gun battles with law enforcement,  and his 19-year old brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is hospitalized, police have found “a large cache of weapons [showing] they were planning other attacks. . . . [including] more than 250 rounds of ammunition.”

In ‘Police: Bombing Suspects Planned More Attacks,’ Allen G. Breed and Steve Peoples of Associated Press quote authorities that such a stockpile is “as dangerous as it gets in urban policing.” It proves more attacks were imminent.
The reporters also show that the brothers obtained their guns illegally.  “Neither of the brothers had permission to carry a gun.” Police Commissioner Robert Haas adds it was unclear whether either of them ever applied for a gun permit.  They must have thought ‘ownership’ is the only law that matters.

Dzhokhar could not have had permission to own a weapon anyway as the age limit for gun licenses in Massachusetts is 21.  Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are tracing the sources of those guns.

Thus, in a country that claims to be the modern, law abiding, World-Class, leader of all the earth, illegally-obtained guns are easily accessible to two foreign-born young men whose only aim was to kill Americans. How insane can this be?

One must then ask, how many more Americans must die because gun manufacturers, the gun organizations fronting for them, the politicians paid to obey them, and the few gun owners who believe that any deaths by gun violence are justified by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution? gun-trademmtljlmm-03

The Military Channel has a new series titled ‘The Nazi Gospels,’ which illustrates how millions of people were murdered or died in combat, because Hitler’s men dedicated themselves to bizarre, pagan-age, unsustainable beliefs.

Those beliefs were infinitely more important to Nazis than human life!  Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives should ask themselves if they have crossed the line where they are willing to let more American lives be sacrificed for the sake of misplaced faith in the Second Amendment.

If they continue in such beliefs, then like Nazi Germany, America has entered Hitler’s delusional pagan world of anti-Christian fiction.  That world can only end in defeat.  After all, God’s First Commandment is:  “I Am The LORD Thy God, . . . Thou shalt have no gods before Me (Exodus 20: 2 – 3).”

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Just Like the Movies: Gun Sales Profit From Both Sides of the Battle

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 23:07 PM
April 4, 2013

        Like the denouement in the recent movie––’Sherlock Holmes:  A Game of Shadows’––the villain, Professor Moriarty, had purchased gun manufacturing companies around the world, so that he would profit from both sides of any war.

This sounds like the same plan U.S. gun companies are following as they oppose any type of gun control regulation.  It’s just more gun sales to them when violent criminals and the insane killers have as many guns as they want.

In fact, gun manufacturers and their gun toting supporters insist, it is ‘a second amendment right’ for known felons to gun down sheriffs and prosecutors, because the Constitution empowers individual citizens to withstand legally elected and appointed law officials who may come to confiscate their guns.

How convenient for profiteers!  Killing people is acceptable as long as gun makers receive profits from killers and victims alike.

As D. T. Pollard writes in ‘Second Amendment Misused By Gun Rights Advocates:‘  “Gun rights advocates have long distorted the meaning of the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution to justify their version of guns rights. . .  All of the noise against gun legislation is a smoke screen for the makers and takers. The manufacturers and gun lobby make money and politicians take money.”

At the end of the movie, Moriarty and Holmes supposedly go over the cliff of death together.  But Holmes has a stolen oxygen mask to breath from that brings him back up from the waters’ depths.  But of course, this is all fiction!

In the desired reality of gun makers against government and law enforcement, as well as against over 90% of the American people who want sensible gun legislation, ‘gun manufacturing Moriarties’ may win the battle.

Unlike Holmes, and his sidekick, Dr. Watson, there are few heroes in the U.S. Congress and Senate to stand up against the ‘gun goliaths’ who wave around their political donations as if they were 100-round ammunition-filled war rifles.

That ‘cliff of death’ could well be the end of the United States as we know it. Through armed revolution between law enforcement and gun rights advocates––which seems to be the ultimate aim of those claiming Constitutional language arising from the Revolutionary War––our nation’s identity would be over.

It would also be over during the control of organized criminals and drug dealers, as in much of Mexico today, and the open machine gun battles on our city streets during the 1920s.  It would be over as well when Americans are too fearful of gun assaults to go out of doors––which is the case in some U.S. cities today!

As any anti-Christian book attests, evil sometimes has a way of winning.  But victory comes to believers who resist, and pray against, such hellish influences. 1 John 5: 4 promises:  “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.”

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‘There Shall Be Signs’: Societal Declines, Love of Money Still the Root Pt 5

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 18:15 PM
February 26, 2013

    While multi-national corporations depend on the public to continue purchase  of their products, regardless of their public relations programs, they still could care less about the lives and safety of their buyers, and that of Planet Earth.

Take the case of cat food manufacturers, who responded to published reports about domestic and feral cats decimating bird populations by running expensive ad campaigns showing beauty models kissing cats so people will buy more cat food.

paradisepet.net insists that pet food companies earn over $ 9 billion dollars  a year re-chemicalqzing animal waste (often diseased meat) and throwing it into a can.  bornfreeusa.com adds:  “What most consumers don’t know is that the pet food industry is an extension of the human food and agriculture industries.”

And with their billions of dollars, food companies pay millions to assure people that cats don’t kill birds, that cats shouldn’t be euthanized, that they are harmless, fun-loving pets.

In the same way, Coca-Cola, and other beverage companies, greatly resist recycling––regardless of what their public relations images may portray.  Rob Wohl writes in SumOfUs.org:  “Coca-Cola, the world’s largest beverage company, is suing to crush the world’s best recycling program.

“When a state government in Australia considered creating a 10-cent refund on recycling plastic bottles, Coca-Cola poured money into a misleading campaign to oppose the plan. Then, when common sense won out and the plan passed, Coke sued the government to stop the program.”

Wohl argues that Coca-Cola “runs similar campaigns all over the world.”  That corporation sells some 2 billion units of their beverages in plastic bottles soda a day.    It is well proven that non-recycled plastics usually wash out into oceans where seabirds mistake them for eatable food.

For years, researchers have found, and filmed, vast islands of floating plastics in ocean waters.  Wohl argues:  “The recycling program Coke is suing over, which is called a “container deposit scheme,” or a “bottle bill” in the United States, won’t cost Coca-Cola anything. Instead, consumers pay an extra ten cents for each bottle, which they can get back by recycling the used container.”

However “Coke claims the program is a tax that hurts its sales.”  This is the salient point––money above all else.  Wohl is raising a petition program on this issue.  Readers can contact him at SumOfUs.org.

In addition, it is time believers to take a stand: The beauty and life of God’s creatures cannot be sacrificed so that multi-billionaires can make more money.  Only anti-christian fiction argues that money is a god to be worshipped.  God’s Word, however, says, “For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows (1 Timothy 6: 10).”

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‘There Shall Be Signs’: Societal Declines, Forced Morality & Violence, Pt 4

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 2:15 AM
February 22, 2013

        Cultural changes rushing through nations with updated 21st Century values often lead to confusing societal declines, as well as to militant attempts to re-install traditionally valued morals through intimidation and violence.

Such attempts to re-enforce past tradition is even in the United States where New York shop keepers are threatened to maintain Orthodox Jewish standards.  Joseph Berger writes in ‘Modesty in Ultra-Orthodox Brooklyn Is Enforced by Secret Squads,’ that a Brooklyn shopkeeper received a call at home:

“. . . a man who said he was from a neighborhood “modesty committee” was concerned that the mannequins in her store’s window, used to display women’s clothing, might inadvertently arouse passing men and boys.

“. . . on Lee Avenue, the commercial spine of Hasidic Williamsburg, the warning carried an implied threat—comply with community standards or be shunned. . .  a potent threat . . . where shadowy, sometimes self-appointed modesty squads use social and economic leverage to enforce conformity.”

Jewish leaders in New York claim not to know who such enforcers are or who they represent.  However, shop owners, feeling threatened, and powerless, see no protection.  So most comply with intimidators’ requests.

The same fear and intimidation exist in Israel overseas.  ‘Jewish ‘Modesty Patrols’ Sow Fear in Israel’ expounds:  “In Israel’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, where the rule of law sometimes takes a back seat to the rule of God, zealots are on a campaign to stamp out behavior they consider unchaste. They hurl stones at women for such ‘sins’ as wearing a red blouse . . .”

The article continues:  “In recent weeks, self-styled “modesty patrols” have been accused of breaking into the apartment of a Jerusalem woman and beating her for allegedly consorting with men.”

Young Orthodox defender Elchanan Blau responds:  “These breaches of purity and modesty endanger our community.  If it takes fire to get them to stop, then so be it.”  Other ultra-Orthodox Jews are upset by the violence, but rabbis seem to approve, because it “keeps secular culture out of their cloistered world.”

While these clashes usually involve the role of women––as in Afghanistan where the Taliban seeks to re-establish oppressions against women––in some cases violent clashes are often between traditional religions losing battles with new ones.

Hindus in India complain loudly to their non-responsive government that Moslems trample over their holy shrines as tourist attractions, especially during the present Vasant (Basant) Panchami holy days, “damaging ancient idols of Deities and other signs of temple.”

These escalating clashes of cultures test an axiom of anti-Christian fiction:  i.e. that morality can be forced on adults.  As Apostle John argues in all his writings, true religion is based on “whosoever will, let him let him take the water of life freely (Revelation 22: 17).”  If will is forced, revolt still resides in the heart.

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