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"The evils of tyranny are rarely seen but by him who resists it." [John Hay]

CONTENT: Subjects:     Sen. Joseph McCarthy     The Media     The Bankers     The Future     National Identification Card     How Old is Grandma?    Quotes on Government

So You Think Sen. Joseph McCarthy Was Wrong, Huh??

"In testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee over 40 years ago, former Communist Whittaker Chambers revealed not only his own prior espionage activities but also those of his Communist colleagues including such high-ranking government officials as the State Department’s Alger Hiss (one of the architects of the United Nations). Chambers turned away from dedication to Communism by conversion to Christianity, and he later noted that political struggle was in truth part of a larger contest between faith in God and belief in man and government."  (From Chambers 1952 book, Witness.)

"The simple fact is that when I took up my little sling and aimed at Communism, I also hit something else. What I hit was the forces of that great socialist revolution, which, in the name of liberalism, spasmodically, incompletely, somewhat formlessly, always in the same direction, has been inching its ice cap over the nation of two decades... Though I knew it existed, I still had no adequate idea of its extent, the depth of its penetration or the fierce vindictiveness of its revolutionary temper, which is a reflex of its struggle to keep and advance its political power."   Sen. Joseph McCarthy   (The Federalist)

So You Think That You Can Believe the Media, Huh??

"In 1953 John Swinton, former chief of staff for the New York Times (known as ‘The Dean of his profession’), made a toast before the New York Press Club at his retirement party. He stated,
‘There is no such thing, at this date of the world’s history, in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my opinion out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before 24 hours my occupation would be gone. The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth; to lie outright; to pervert to vilify to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it and what folly is this toasting an independent press? We are tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities, and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes’."

So You Think That You Can Trust the Bankers, Huh??
United States Banker's Association magazine, 1924

"Capital must protect itself in every possible way, both by combination and legislation. Debts must be collected, mortgages foreclosed as rapidly as possible. When, through the process of law the common people lose their homes, they will become more docile and more easily governed through the strong arm of government applied by a central power of wealth under leading financiers. These truths are well known among our principal men who are now engaged in forming an imperialism to govern the world. By dividing the voter through the political party system we can get them to expend their energies in fighting for questions of no importance. It is thus by discreet action we can secure for ourselves that which has been so well planned and so successfully accomplished."

For a fuller treatment of this subject, click here.

What the Future Holds For Those Who Follow Biblical Teachings
by Jerald Manley, Pastor, Heritage Baptist Church, 2200 W. Michigan Ave. Pensacola, Fla. 32526

"John Rocker, highly skilled relief pitcher for Time-Warner’s Atlanta Braves, holds some old-fashioned ideas that are considered by contemporary, corrected society to be queer. Mr. Rocker vocalized his fervent desire not to associate with the sexual deviants and perverts, illegal immigrants, welfare sponges, drugged-out punks, brutalizing thugs, and other assorted ill-mannered, ill-tempered, ill-intentioned flotsam residing in Gotham City. It is not precisely known where, when or how John Rocker became infected with these archaic, Victorian ideas. Distressed with the boldness of his blatant expression of this queerness, a national publication with a strong sports orientation obligingly alerted the nation of his predilection for racist, homophobia, anti-Semitism, and misogamistic behavior. No doubt, it was the intent of this noble journal, ... to raise the conscience of the nation so as to isolate and, thereby, to prevent the spread of this virus into the youth of the culture. The exposure of his inappropriate expression of strong, judgmental, and condemnatory beliefs about and his contemptible, personal choice to hold vindictive, vicious bias against socially and governmentally protected minorities elicited swift response. It was solemnly proclaimed that John Rocker’s hate speech reveals him as a man given to prejudice, favoring racism, encouraging intolerance, holding a narrow-mindedness, filled with chauvinism, and expressing gross insensitivity.

While some excused his remarks as the result of his inexperience or his congenital stupidity, John Rocker was held in open contempt by Media America. He was identified as a product of Macon, Georgia, a redneck from the Bible belt, to explain the despicable origin of his ignorance and bigotry. His venomous language depicted a vileness of heart gained, as was described by certain sources, from some ‘obvious connection with religious fundamentalism.’ While not directly connecting Rocker with Christian fundamentalists, one article explained that all hatred in the present world derives its source from some connection with religious fundamentalism. John Rocker was therefore both a proponent of and a victim of fundamentalism, and, in particular, of Christian fundamentalism.

No one ever challenged the accuracy or truthfulness of the comments made by John Rocker. The words were instantly rejected as wicked and vile because they attacked perverts, deviants, and bums. No one ever challenges the accuracy of the truthfulness of the attacks on Christianity by Ted Turner. His remarks are tolerated solely because they are addressed against biblical Christianity. Those who pander to the obscene and vile are praised. Those who promote decency and morality are condemned.

Decency must live in the closet while degeneracy walks the streets!

Am I the only one in America who sees in these events the danger this paradigm shift in the public acceptance of hatred for biblical teachings holds for Bible believers?"

(For the full article, please contact Pastor Manley at the above address)

NATIONAL IDENTIFICATION CARD by William Safire, NY Times, 12-24-01
(all italics are not in original text and are added by me)

"Fear of terrorism has placed Americans in danger of trading our ‘right to be let alone’ for the false sense of security of a national identification card.

[Though] all of us are willing to give up some of our personal privacy in return for greater safety...the fear of terror attack is being exploited by law enforcement sweeping for suspects as well as by commercial marketers seeking prospects. It has emboldened the zealots of intrusion to press for the holy grail of snoopery—a mandatory national ID.

Police unconcerned with the sanctity of an individual’s home have already developed heat sensors to let them look inside people’s houses. The federal ‘Carnivore’ surveillance system feeds on your meatiest e-mail. Think you can encrypt your way to privacy? The Justice Department is proud of its new ‘Magic Lantern’: All attempts by computer owners to encode their messages can now be overwhelmed by an electronic bug the FBI can plant on your keyboard to read every stroke.

But in the dreams of Big Brother (incorporated United States Government) and his [kissing] cousin, Big Marketing (incorporated Big Business), nothing can compare to forcing every person in the United States—under penalty of law—to carry what the totalitarians used to call ‘papers’.

The plastic card would not merely show a photograph, signature and address, as driver’s licenses do. That’s only the beginning. In time, and with exquisite refinements, the card would contain not only a finger-print, description of your DNA and the details of your eye’s iris, but a host of other information about you.

Hospitals would say: How about a chip providing a complete medical history in case of emergencies?

Merchants would add a chip for credit rating, bank accounts and product preferences, while divorced spouses would lobby for a rundown of net assets and yearly expenditures.

Politicians would like to know voting records and political affiliation. Cops, of course, would insist on a record of arrests, speeding tickets, E-Z Pass auto movements, and links to suspicious Web sites and associates.

All this information and more is being collected already. With a national ID system, however, it can all be centered in a single dossier, ever pressed on a single card—with a copy of that card in a national databank, supposedly confidential ("don’t worry, we’re from the government, and we’re here to help.") but available to any imaginative hacker [or government hack].

What about those who take the trouble to try to ‘opt out’? We will not be able to travel, or buy on credit, or participate in tomorrow’s normal life. Soon enough, police as well as employers will consider those who resist full disclosure of their financial, academic, medical, religious, social and political affiliations to be suspect.

The universal use and likely abuse of the national ID—a discredit card—will trigger questions like: When did you begin subscribing to these publications and why were you visiting that seditious Web site? Why are you afraid to show us your papers on demand? Why are you paying cash? What do you have to hide?

Beware: It is not just an efficient little card to speed you though lines faster or to buy your sure-fire protection from suicide bombers. A national ID card would be a ticket to the loss of much of your personal freedom. Its size could then be reduced for implantation under the skin in the back of your neck."

(For the full text of this column, please see the N.Y. Times web site)

Rev. 13:15-17 "And he (Satan) had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name."

Rev. 14:9-11 "And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name."   

How old is Grandma?

One evening, a grandson was talking to his grandmother about current events. The grandson asked his grandmother what she thought about the shootings at schools, the computer age, and just things in general. 

 The Grandma replied, "Well, let me think a minute, I was born before television, penicillin, polio shots, frozen foods, Xerox, contact lenses, Frisbees and the pill. 

There were no credit cards, laser beams or ballpoint pens.

Man had not invented pantyhose, air conditioners, dishwashers, clothes dryers, and the clothes were hung out to dry in the fresh air and man had yet to walk on the moon.

Your Grandfather and I got married first and then lived together. Every family had a father and a mother. Until I was 25, I called every man older than I, "Sir"- - and after I turned 25, I still called policemen and every man with a title, "Sir".

We were before gay-rights, computer dating, dual careers, day-care centers, and group therapy.

The Ten Commandments, good judgment, and common sense governed our lives.

We were taught to know the difference between right and wrong and to stand up and take responsibility for our actions.

Serving your country was a privilege; living in this country was a bigger privilege. Draft dodgers were people who closed their front doors when the evening breeze started.

Having a meaningful relationship meant getting along with your cousins.

Time-sharing meant time the family spent together in the evenings and weekends - not purchasing condominiums.

We never heard of FM radios, tape decks, CDs, electric typewriters, yogurt, or guys wearing earrings. We listened to the Big Bands, Jack Benny, and the President's speeches on our radios. And I don't ever remember any kid blowing his brains out listening to Tommy Dorsey.

If you saw anything with 'Made in Japan' on it, it was junk.

The term 'making out' referred to how you did on your school exam.

Pizza Hut, McDonald's, and instant coffee were unheard of.  We had 5&10-cent stores where you could actually buy things for 5 and 10 cents. Ice-cream cones, phone calls, rides on a streetcar, and a Pepsi were all a nickel. And if you didn't want to splurge, you could spend your nickel on enough stamps to mail one letter and two postcards.

You could buy a new Chevy Coupe for $600, but who could afford one? Too bad because, gas was 11 cents a gallon.

In my day, "grass" was mowed, "coke" was a cold drink, "pot" was something your mother cooked in, and "rock music" was your grandmother's lullaby.

"Aids" were helpers in the Principal's office, "chip" meant a piece of wood, "hardware" was found in a hardware store and software" wasn't even a word.

And we were the last generation to actually believe that a lady needed a husband to have a baby.

No wonder people call us "old and confused" and say there is a generation gap.

And how old do you think grandma is???

(This is something to think about. How times have changed...

Grandma is 58 (born 1946)

How could so much go wrong in such a short time?

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