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Guns, Drugs, Mental Illness, Demons & ‘Planned’ U.S. Murders, Part 3

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 21:04 PM
January 31, 2013

        That head title includes ‘planned’ because the mass murders now plummeting our nation come as a result of killer-indoctrinations within organized secret satanic midnight-meetings where demons are implanted and assigned.

Purposes of these assignments include:  1) Providing additional income for group leaders––high priests, drug dealers, and paid participants such as politicians, law enforcement, etc.; 2) Satisfying Satan’s lust for blood sacrifices, especially of children and other innocents; 3) Calling up ever more forceful demons from satanic realms; 4) Keeping followers and new initiates in line through fear; and 4) Infusing fear and discomfort within society so leadership seems powerless, etc.

Particularly through following the example of His Son, Jesus Christ, God intended His Church to be the most powerful combatant against such satanic activity.  The LORD Jesus often confronted demons, demanding their names, and casting them out of human beings.

Illustrating that demons can indeed possess people in Mark 5 and Luke 8, Jesus identified the leader of many demons that lived within an insane man who was living in grave yards: “And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him (Mark 5: 9).

“For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil into the wilderness (Luke 8: 29).

“Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked.  Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid (8: 35).”

The last Christian Holy Spirit-led revivals in the United States, and other parts of the world, was in the late 60s and early 70s.  As if in retaliation to bring more easily understood ‘earthly reasoning’ to bare, Christian colleges and seminaries substituted studies in psychology for courses about demonology.  Soon, learned congregations wanted ‘well-educated’ pastors, and Biblical teachings about demons were abandoned, as was the practice of deliverance from evil forces.

Thus the parents of Cho Seung-Hui, the Virginia Tech shooter, searched high and low for a church that could help with their son’s malady.   They finally found Dong Cheol Lee, minister of One Mind Presbyterian Church in Washington state.  According to Wikipedia, church members told Cho’s mother that “he was afflicted by ‘demonic power’ and needed ‘deliverance.’ Before the church could meet with the family, however, Cho returned to school . . . at Virginia Tech.”

Too bad the social construction of reality followed by the many doctors and the few pastors who tried to treat Cho, and other mass murderers, didn’t include facts about demons and how victims can be cured!  Only through honest crime prevention, astute politicians, praying churches and deliverance-preaching pastors who use God’s methods of healing, can the work of hellish demons be overcome.

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Guns, Drugs, Mental Illness, Demons & ‘Planned’ U.S. Murders, Part 2

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 23:44 PM
January 30, 2013

        Apparently, in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre, politicians consider laws for semi-automatic gun control, size of gun clips, ‘universal’ background checks, gun trafficking, violent video games, etc.  But there is rare public mention about the effect of violence-inducing drugs.

And why are doctors and pharmaceutical companies not included in these legal steps?  It is known that many mass murderers in this country in the last few decades were taking very dangerous drugs.  Yet police or politicians do not release information on drugs found, or actions taken with doctors and drug companies. co-editor A. Jurek in ‘Asking Tough Questions About the Aurora Theater 9 Shooting: Were Antidepressants to Blame?’ cites journalist Allison Bass, author of ‘Side Effects,’ whose reporting at the Boston Globe was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

Bass emphasizes: “In the 25 years since Prozac and the other SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) antidepressants have been on the market, there has been a long litany of cases . . . where someone with no history of violence . . . after taking these drugs, either killing themselves or their loved ones.”

Jurek writes:  “Nearly all of the recent shooters, from Columbine to Virginia Tech to the Rep. Gifford case (as well as many other, less publicized instances) had been receiving some sort of mental health treatment when they unleashed violence on their friends, colleagues, or loved ones.

“It is not in fact the case, as some mental health pundits suggest, that many of these shooters were not getting help. Quite the opposite – many shooters were often on medications, drugs that could have caused their violent behavior.”
Barbara Shoff points out in ‘Adam Lanza Shooting:  This Mass Murderer Might Have Been Motivated by Drugs, Not by Guns:’  “Some researchers have looked beyond the use of guns in these tragedies to see if anything else could be a precipitating factor and the researchers have discovered a definite link in almost every case; the use of pharmaceutical drugs prescribed by the assailant’s doctor.”

In ‘Study Reveals Top Ten Violence-Inducing Prescription Drugs,’ Natural News joins the journal PLoS in listing dangerous drugs that easily incite violence, including: Desvenlafaxine (Pristiq), Venlafaxine (Effexor), Fluvoxamine (Luvox), Triazolam (Halcion), Atomoxetine (Strattera), Mefoquine (Lariam), Amphetamines, Paroxetine (Paxil), Fluoxetine (Prozac), and Varenicline (Chantix).

The government knows about these drugs:  The Institute for Safe Medication Practices report says the “U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s ‘Adverse Event Reporting System,’ [says] many popular drugs are linked even to homicides.”

If officials are to understand our nation’s high murder rate nothing should be over-looked.  Bible inspired writing warns:  “Her princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves; they gnaw not the bones till the morrow (Zephaniah 3: 3),” i.e. don’t stop digging until everything is known and dealt with!

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Guns, Drugs, Mental Illness, Demons & ‘Planned’ U.S. Murders

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 1:09 AM
January 29, 2013

        Urgent questions:  why do state and federal law makers have such difficulty crafting laws prohibiting mentally ill persons from purchasing firearms?  Why do gun-rights organizations resist complete nation-wide background checks for the mentally ill to prevent their gun purchases?

Why are doctors and mental-health professionals not required to notify state and federal authorities when the mentally ill threaten murder?  Why are drug manufacturers allowed to produce ‘medications’ that can inspire violence?

Why do most U.S. churches and national ministries avoid discussion of demons as spiritual drivers of violence and murder? Why are gun stores and internet dealers not held liable for selling fire arms to the mentally ill?   Why do legal systems in our nation have so many loopholes when it comes to gun sales?

As an example, consider a convicted killer who was placed in a mental hospital for killing his mother, and who ‘legally’ obtained a permit to purchase a truck-load of weapons “because of a loophole in the Minnesota legislation.”

In ‘Christian Oberender, Convicted Killer, Gets Gun Permit And Buys Arsenal Of Weapons,’ Cavan Sieczkowski writes that Oberende had killed his mother with a shotgun in 1995 when he was 14 years old.

Oberender lived in treatment centers until he was 21, and then went to a halfway house.  Earlier this month, he was arrested “for being a prohibited person in possession of firearms,” when authorities discovered that the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) had no record of his prior murder conviction.

Thus, Oberender spent most of last year ‘legally’ amassing an arsenal of 13 guns, including semi-automatic rifles, an AK-47, a Tommy gun, assorted shotguns and a .50-caliber Desert Eagle.  In short, he was another multi-victim gun violence killer waiting to happen.

Sieczkowski says:  “The federal database used for gun background checks may be missing millions of records on people with mental illnesses who are forbidden from owning guns, according to a recent New York Times report.”

Considering that James Holmes, Seung-Hui Cho, Jared Loughner, and Adam Lanza, etc.––all recently suspected mass murderers in the U.S.––had mental illnesses in their backgrounds, is it not time for officials to begin answering the above questions.  Or shall we conclude: some don’t want answers because it might inhibit gun sales?  Or that the problems are too complicated for solutions? Or that suggested solutions would interfere with personal freedoms?  What other excuses?

Historical Bible books warn nations refusing to correct themselves will face God’s ultimate judgment:  “He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy (Proverbs 29: 1).”  At this point all the hidden factors––mental, financial and spiritual––behind such inexcusable violence will come to light.  But it will be too late to make simple corrections.

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‘There Shall Be Signs’: Heaven and Earth Shall Pass Away, But . . .

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 16:04 PM
January 25, 2013

    Of the 24 signs of the end of Earth included in Bible inspired writing, Finis Dake lists in his Annotated Reference work, all but three are now fulfilled.  Under the rulership of men, Earth as we know it is rapidly coming to an end.

The Apostle Luke writes in his gospel:  “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;  Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken (21: 25 – 26).

One of those signs is the comet ISON that is rapidly approaching Planet Earth.  Astronomers and space scientists express astonishment about the fire and force of this comet which will be seen ‘with the naked eye’ by this November.

Astronomer John E. Bortle compares the comet ISON to the Great Comet of 1680 which, when appearing, caused the people of New York to hastily repent before God.  John Fiske writes in ‘The Dutch and Quaker Colonies in America:’

“Late in the autumn of 1680 the good people of Manhattan were overcome with terror at a sight in the heavens such as has seldom greeted human eyes. An enormous comet, perhaps the most magnificent one on record, suddenly made its appearance.  At first it was tailless and dim, like a nebulous cloud, but at the end of a week . . . the whole mass was growing brighter. . . .

“ . . . most people throughout the civilized world, the learned as well as the multitude, feared that the end of all things was at hand. Every church in Europe, from the grandest cathedral to the humblest chapel, resounded with supplications, and in the province of New York a day of fasting and humiliation was appointed, in order that the wrath of God might be assuaged.”

But in this the early 21st century, Planet Earth is in far worse shape than in the 17th century when that comet was seen. Hot air from man-made Global Warming eats away at Earth’s air and ego-systems.  The moral, financial and religious structures of societies erode daily.  We are simply destroying ourselves.

As Alvin Conway warns in ‘The Extinction Protocol:  “Earth’s stability is collapsing…and one by one; the biospheric processes regulating life itself are going awry.  These are early characteristics of climate shock and are indications that even more ominous changes are yet to unfold.

“The fact that Earth’s systems are all crashing in concert (Climate, biodiversity and ecosystems, atmosphere, aquifers, and geological processes) is evidence geological change is accelerating on a planetary scale…the frequency of natural disasters and cataclysms will intensify without respite as the planet succumbs more and more to this chaotic model.  Earth is falling under the shadow of a death march…nature is under a scientific directive. It is irreversible. It is the extinction protocol (9 – 10).”

Yet let us ask Our Merciful Father, to give us time to repent before the end.

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‘And There Shall Be Signs:’ Coming Lawlessness in America?

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 23:49 PM
January 23, 2013

     The next day after a rebellious teen in New Mexico killed his parents and three siblings because he was upset with his mother, more people were shot in Houston, Texas.  Reuters points to three more shootings at schools this month.

An argument between two students at Lone Star College near Houston, Texas, left three people in the hospital with gun shot wounds and one in critical condition.  A fourth person was also hospitalized, but not from the shooting.

For the additional shootings, Reuters stresses:  “On January 10, a student armed with a shotgun critically wounded a fellow student at a high school in Taft, California, about 30 miles southwest of Bakersfield.  On January 15, a student armed with a pistol opened fire at Stevens Institute of Business & Arts in St. Louis, shooting a school employee and then turning the gun on himself.

“Also on January 15, two people were killed and a third wounded when gunfire broke out in the parking lot of a community college in eastern Kentucky. Authorities said that shooting was a result of a domestic conflict.”

For an official update on Nehemiah Griego, the young New Mexico killer, the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s office in Albuquerque says the boy also thought about killing his girl friend’s parents as he sat with them in their house.

With no sense of guilt, the boy had already texted a picture of his murdered mother to the girl friend.  And police are considering whether or not she should be charged with failure to report a crime.  Nehemiah has been arraigned in adult criminal court on charges of murder and child abuse.

Associated Press reporter, Susan Montoya Bryan, explains that before joining the volunteer staff at Calvary Church, Nehemiah’s father, Greg Griego, had been a gang-member with “an extensive arrest record from his gang days.”

Even with such upheavals across the nation, Gun Owners of America (GOA)––a competitive gun group, even more radical than the National Rifle Association––calls for more guns throughout the land.

GOA Executive Director, Larry Pratt, told the media recently that the best way to protect people from mass shootings is to make sure more guns are available in more places.  “Gun-free zones are like magnets for the monsters in our society.”
Pratt argues that the Newtown massacre occurred because “no adult had a gun at the Newtown school where the children were murdered.”

What certain NRA and GOA members call for is lawlessness: Old West guns blazing, gun lovers against legal authorities, against order in a peaceful society, just as described in antichrist fictional books pre 1990.  Apostle Paul warns: “Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers (1 Timothy 1: 9).”

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It’s Not Just About Schools, It’s About Guns: Planned Evils of U.S. Murders

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 23:42 PM
January 21, 2013

        A 15-year-old boy in New Mexico yesterday murdered his parents and three siblings with an AR 15 semi-automatic rifle and other loaded guns found in his father’s closet.  Further, the boy had planned to travel to the local Walmart and carry out more murders there, until a friend convinced him to talk first.

These murderous, violent rampages in our nation must stop.  These slaughters are not just about putting guards in schools.  They are not just about the National Rifle Association, or liberal or conservative politicians.  They are about guns––too many guns and killing weapons of war too easily accessible!

Nehemiah Griego took loaded rifles and guns from his father’s closet and killed: his father, Greg Griego, age 51; his mother, Sara Griego, 40; his brother, Zephania, 9; another brother Jael Griego, 5; and his sister Angelina Griego, 2.

In combined reports from Reuters, Associated Press (AP) and KOB-TV in New Mexico, NBC News writes:  “Police found multiple weapons, including an AR-15 style semiautomatic rifle, near the scene of the shooting . . . The victims all had multiple gunshot wounds, and there appeared to be multiple weapons, including an assault-type weapon,” Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department deputy Aaron Williamson said.”

Albuquerque station KRQE-TV adds that––like Adam Lanza, the Newtown killer–– Nehemiah waited for his mother to fall asleep.  AP writes says that the teen was annoyed with his mother.  At about one in the morning, he crept into his parents closet taking at least the AR-15 rifle and a .22 caliber pistol and killed her.  Later he confessed taking a picture of his dead mother to his girl friend.

When Zephania, sleeping beside his mother, woke up, his brother filled him with several bullets as well, and as the other kids ran into the room he killed them too.  Pat Vasquez-Cunningham of the Associated Press writes that the father, Greg, did not come home until 6 a.m. at which time his son killed him with his own murderous Army killing machine, the father kept openly stacked in a closet.

Like the Newtown killer,  Nehemiah Griego was home schooled. But, in contrast, this most recent murderer was not permitted to play video games, or even watch violent television shows.  However, he did walk the roads in army fatigues, and according to Cunningham, had long fantasized about murder/suicides.

No.  Its not just about guards at schools, or video games, or movies, etc.  Its about the forces of evil, and extremely negligent people who keep loaded guns in unlocked places so that troubled people––under the influence of these evil forces––can get to those weapons and kill with ease!  It should not be so.

These evil forces could be conquered if true churches would spend more time praying in battle against them.  But even if not, common sense about guns would help.  Christians must wake up to these evil forces. Historical Books of the  Old Testament instructs us in fighting against evil to pray mightily (Psalm 35, 91, etc. and Revelation 12: 11 and 15: 2, etc. in the New Testament).

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‘There Shall Be Signs’: Unending Warfare and World Preparations for War

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 10:15 AM
January 18, 2013

    Flashes from various sources gives notice that significant end-time wars now break out in notable parts the world. While some of these conflicts seem recent, most are of long standing historical and Biblical importance.

Since many dictatorships in the Middle East have fallen in the last few years,  attention to the civil war in Syria is insufficient. Indeed the outcome of this battle may well usher in the reign of the Antichrist.  Indeed Dake’s Annotated Reference Bible digs deeply into historical Bible Books to establish Syria as main of four nations––including Iran, Iraq and Turkey––from which this evil one comes.

Further, esteemed Bible scholar Finis Dake, writes that World War III will be tri-continental to include the Middle East, North Africa and Europe.  And considering present conflicts afoot, his studies of Biblical prophecy is confirmed.

France’s attempt to drive Islamic rebels out of Mali in North Africa will soon be joined by Italy, Germany and other European nations.  Revelation 16: 12 speaks of a dry River Euphrates over which “the kings of the east” may enter these wars.

Thus, the die is cast: The French in Mali, Syria’s hot war with over 60,000 now dead, China and Japan continuing their World War II clashes over supposedly over valueless rock islands, and Germany’s drive of Europe into poverty that will lead to World War III.

China is obviously preparing for serious nuclear war.  According to the government-run ‘Global Times,’ China has reinforced its subway systems in order to “withstand a nuclear or poison gas attack.”

In reporting on China’s frankness in this regard, Extinction Protocol (EP) explores America’s response:  “A U.S. official said the disclosure of the subway’s capabilities to withstand attack is unusual since it highlights Beijing’s strategic nuclear modernization program, something normally kept secret from state-controlled media. The strategic nuclear buildup includes the expansion of offensive nuclear forces, missile defenses, and anti-satellite arms.”

EP adds that Russia is not only expanding its nuclear forces with new missiles and submarines, “it is also constructing some 5,000 underground bomb shelters in Russia’s capital in anticipation of a possible future nuclear conflict.”

China is also stockpiling tons of food, especially rice, to supplement its extensive military build up preparing for a Pacific war against Japan and other Asian nations.  Reuters News reports huge quantities of food in storage vaults as well as strange mounds of copper and other metals to be available for war use.

While the Bible does not speak of the United States as being a participant in what is to be the final world-wide conflict, France is already asking our assistance in Mali.  But, as we try to exit Middle East wars, our nation is in no mood to enter such catastrophic events.  Obviously, Christians must pray in these last days!

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‘There Shall Be Signs’: Heavens & Earth Unhinging Before His Return

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 0:31 AM
January 17, 2013

      Among the several indications that man’s control of this world is ending, a few loom most overtly obvious.  This next series of blogs will cover these indicators and their relevance to the end of man’s reign on earth, including:

1)  Earth physically whirling out of shape and orbit; 2) Unending warfare and massive preparations for more wars; 3) Economic collapsing even among First World nations 4) Galloping rise of diseases and plagues;

5)  Erosion of morality in all societies and cultures; 6)  Break of man’s covenant with God to care for all non-human life; 7) Avoidance of Biblical prophecies and standards among pseudo-Christian churches; and 8) Signs in the earth, sun and moon as promised by Christ Jesus.

As for earth’s dangerous re-shaping:  A year ago, I wrote in  “Global Warming is in the process of dislodging both the shape and and orbit of Planet Earth.   In everything from rapidly melting glaciers at polar nodes; to several high-intensity level earthquakes; to the multiplying destruction of continuously violent storms, to extreme winds and other whacky weather––Mother Earth cries out in the pangs of coming apart.”

Scientists conclude melting polar ice caps, as well as increasing numbers of earthquakes and volcano eruptions, now push various areas around the planet into strange unshapely bulges.  In ‘Earth Bulging Around Center,’ Katharine Gammon adds: . . . Greenland and Antarctica were indeed the biggest contributors to the Earth’s growing spare tire, as the huge amount of water was pulled to the equator.”

This flattening planet affects its relationship with the moon, in turn affecting ocean tides.  Scientists now admit that just as Global Warming has caps also increased the validity of unprecedented storms such as Hurricane Sandy.

In ‘Did Climate Change Cause Hurricane Sandy?’ Mark Fischette writes:  “Scientists . . . are starting to . . . link climate change directly to intense storms and other extreme weather events, such as the warm 2012 winter in the eastern U.S. and the frigid one in Europe at the same time.

“Recent research by Charles Greene at Cornell University and other climate scientists has shown that as more Arctic sea ice melts in the summer—because of Global Warming—the NAO [North Atlantic Oscillation] is more likely  to be negative during the autumn and winter. A negative NAO makes the Jet Stream more likely to move in a big, wavy pattern across the U.S., Canada and the Atlantic, causing the kind of big southward dip that occurred during Sandy.”

Bible historical books warn man’s mis-shaping of earth initiates horrendous judgment from God’s infinite force:  “And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters (Genesis 1: 2).”  We must change and attack Global Warming.

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Why Study Hitler and World War II? Expulsion of Intellectual Thought

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 10:38 AM
January 15, 2013

 Eradication of intellectual thought capable of:  1) Resisting radical Nazi plans for injury to human life; 2) Exposing suppressed history; or 3) Planned population disruption through political control––was rife in Hitler’s Germany.
 Thus, in Hitler’s ‘Nazied’ way of thinking, academic scholars of Jewish descent whose racial and/or cultural backgrounds gave them foresight to recognize, and perhaps publicly criticize Nazis’ militant direction had to be the first to go. 

 In correlation with assaults on non-Nazi newspapers and ceremonial book-burnings, Hitler’s most overt anti-intellectual movement was against Jewish intellectuals: scientists, writers, Communists social historians, and other thinkers who could not fit the Aryan racial model.

 As Jean Medawar and David Pyke point out in their book, ‘Hitler’s Gift: The True Story of the Scientists Expelled By the Nazi Regime,’ many of the Jewish scientists––such as Albert Einstein and Max Born––actually played a seminal role in Hitler’s eventual defeat.

 By the time he migrated to the United States, Einstein’s  prominence had placed him at prestigious Princeton University, and eventually gave him access to President Roosevelt where he advocated for construction of the Atomic Bomb. 

 Known as the ‘father of quantum mechanics,’ Born had the distinction of receiving Hitler’s personally signed expulsion from his university.  Like Einstein, Born became a Nobel Prize winner.  In his 1954 Nobel acceptance speech, Born said he was awarded the Prize for the affect his work had on “human thinking.”
 Some of those scientists and other intellectuals who escaped from Germany were not able to rebuild their lives.  They had lost accolades of academic status, sources of income, homes, and possessions.  Yet in the end, it all was Germany’s lost.  After the overthrow of Nazi power, German universities never regained the international recognition they had before the purge. 

 However, just as in newspaper and book declines, American universities have been sorely hammered by internet advocation for technical, job-related education.  Our nation’s grand Liberal Arts Colleges and Universities that once stressed the greatness of intellectual exercise are in great decline.  Now community colleges, not requiring PhD professors, cover slight literature, history, language, grammar classes, etc.––usually on-line without interpersonal participation.
 Private sector and government grants to research universities come primarily for engineering, medical or other scientific graduate studies––and most students in those departments are not Americans, but foreigners.

 So whether by intention or not, again the internet helps to bring down America’s intellectual greatness.  As Bible historical books teach:  “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he (Proverbs 23: 7).  So what happened to Germany can happen to a nation that does not teach people to think in a free, non-politicized intellectual atmosphere.

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Why Study Hitler and World War II? The Infamous Book Burnings

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 15:11 PM
January 11, 2013

    Repression of intellectual ideas––especially when those ideas solidify in book print––remain shameful marks on Western civilization.  Germany’s vile book burnings took such repression to extremes.  But whether books are burned, banned, or restricted to ‘inconsequential’ publishing, the effects are the same:  to limit the flow of certain political ideas into the public sphere.

According to Wikipedia, “The Nazi book burnings were a campaign conducted by the authorities of Nazi Germany to ceremonially burn books in Germany and Austria by classical liberal, anarchist, socialist, pacifist, communist, Jewish, and other authors whose writings were viewed as subversive or whose ideologies undermined the National Socialist administration.”

Among authors Hitler and his followers feared enough to destroy their works were: Franz Kafka, Stephen Crane, John Dos Passos, Albert Einstein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sigmund Freud, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ernest Hemingway, Victor Hugo, Aldous Huxley, Thomas Jefferson, James Joyce, Helen Keller, Rudyard Kipling, D. H. Lawrence, Jack London, Herman Melville, Marcel Proust, Upton Sinclair, Robert Louis Stevenson, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Jonathan Swift, Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Louisa May Alcott, Mark Twain, Walt Whitman, Leo Tolstoy, H. G. Wells, Oscar Wilde, etc.

All of these writers, without doubt, can give their readers amble intellectual warnings about the tyranny of dictatorship.  Note especially that these authors use to be known and loved in American schools and universities.

The Holocaust Encyclopedia especially cites the works of Heinrich Heine, a 19th Century Jewish writer who prophetically penned:  “Where they burn books, they will also ultimately burn people.”  And that is indeed what Hitlerians did!

While the internet seems to free writers from such political repression, it also limits their ideas by bringing about collapse of the print book market.  In his ebook, ‘Electronics and the Decline of Books: The Transformation of the Classroom,’  Eli Noam of Columbia University argues that the internet renders books secondary in the U.S. education system.  Instead, commercial firms provide electronic systems, multimedia technologies, and pictorial presentations to such an extent that such businesses disempower non-profit universities and colleges.

Jim Milliot of Publishers Weekly cites:  “Unit sales of print books fell just over 9% in 2012 . . . the same percentage decline posted between 2010 and 2011. The unit declines in 2012 reflect in part the 2011 collapse of Borders” Book stores.

In The Revelation, one of the Christian non-fiction prophecy books, God tells the Apostle John to ‘eat’ His Book.  John writes:  “And I took the little book . . . and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter (10: 8 -10).”  No matter how discomforting, the truth of God’s Word, and other intellectual books, may be to consume––they alone can give 21st Century readers full understanding of the times we live in.

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