Month: January 2013

Holocaust

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It is rare that this column circulates an e-mail message from a 3rd party.  No further comment is, I think, called for.

 

This is an account that everyone should see….even though it is disturbing and very sobering.

Please watch, Clara


ALTHOUGH THIS WAS 60 YEARS AGO

WE SHOULD NEVER FORGET THAT THERE IS EVIL IN THE WORLD

AMERICA MUST BE STRONG AND AGAINST LETTING THIS EVER HAPPEN AGAIN

 

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=2972691n&tag=mncol%3blst%3b9

 

The Holocaust List 2012 finally opened up to public

 

Subject: Incredible The Holocaust List found. This story was aired on CBS on “60 MINUTES” ** about a long-secret German archive that houses a treasure trove of information on 17.5 million victims of the Holocaust. The archive, located in the German town of Bad Arolsen, is massive (there are 16 miles of shelving containing 50 million pages of documents) and until recently, was off-limits to the public. But after the German government agreed earlier this year to open the archives, CBS News’ Scott Pelley traveled there with three Jewish survivors who were able to see their own Holocaust records. It’s an incredibly moving piece, all the more poignant in the wake of the meeting of Holocaust deniers in Iran and the denial speeches in the UN. We’re trying to get word out about the story to people who have a special interest in this subject.

 

It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended.

 

This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the six million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians and 1,900 Catholic priests……………who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated with the German and Russia peoples looking the other way! Now, more than ever, with Iran, among others, claiming the Holocaust to be “a myth,” it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets.

 

This e-mail is intended to reach 40 million people worldwide!

 

Join us and be a link in the memorial chain and help us distribute it around the world.

 

Please send this e-mail to 10 people you know and ask them to continue the memorial chain.

 

Please don’t just delete it. It will only take you a minute to pass this along –

 

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=2972691n&tag=mncol%3blst%3b9

 

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Matrix Programming

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This article by Jon Rappoport came across my desk. I have not met this author. His reason and logic impressed me. I wanted to share it with you.

January 22, 2013 by Jon Rappoport

Once upon a time, in medieval universities, new students enrolled in the trivium. It was the foundation curriculum. It was required. Its parts were: grammar, logic and rhetoric.

Grammar: the interior construction of language; the parts of speech; the proper agreement of parts of speech.

Logic: the valid and invalid connections in the course of an argument; the method of proper reasoning; the deductive links in a chain, at the end of which is a conclusion.

Rhetoric: oral presentation; the use of language to make a case; the capacity to persuade, even in the face of counter-argument.

Today, the subject matter of the trivium is not only downplayed. It has been shattered.

This article focuses on the death of logic.

When the intensive handling of ideas is seen as a laughable goal for education, indoctrination is plugged in as the only alternative.

The mind of the student shifts from being an active force to being a container.

The destruction of logic is a conscious strategy, a game plan. Its goal is to pervert rational thought at its core and insert ideology masked as insight.

The game plan was cooked up a long time ago at the Carnegie Foundation, where the undermining of American history was the No. 1 pastime.

Instead of merely erasing knowledge of American history, it was decided that the basic way ideas are studied should be torpedoed.

The actual meaning of an idea was firmly placed on the back burner. Front and center would be: Relentlessly assess and attack the people who forwarded those ideas.

And sure enough, this strategy has gained great prominence.

The revered Founders of the Republic? Shysters, con men, slaveholders, monopolists who saw rebellion from England as the way to win greater power for themselves at the expense of everyone else living on American soil.

Therefore, the argument continues — and this is crucial — the Founders’ ideas, as expressed in the Declaration and the Constitution, were rotten to the core. The ideas can be dismissed out of hand as coming from “a bad source.”

If you want to see that sleight-of-hand trick in action, just visit a few American studies classes in universities and catch the wave.

Ideas no longer need to be judged on their sense, merit and alignment with basic principles. Nor are they judged by their position in a well-formed argument. All that is out. Now, you have to “look to the source” and make all your decisions based on “who these people really were who expressed the ideas.”

And since that’s the case, learning to think or reason is unnecessary.

New education, then, once you strip away the old essentials, is really nothing more than learning who the bad guys were and the good guys were. This can be taught by ideologically motivated professors in a few hours.

In logic, this used to be called the fallacious ad hominem argument. Now, it isn’t called anything. It’s praised as the insightful way to do intellectual business.

In the case of the Founders’ ideas, we have, among others: the free market, individual freedom, private property and severely limited central government.

No need to examine these concepts. No need to assess, for instance, the success of the free market — despite its corruption by criminals and monopolists — in providing a better standard of living for millions of people. Forget it. All you have to know is that the free market was proposed by phony American aristocrats who wanted more power for themselves. On that basis alone, you can reject the free market.

How about private property? Same thing. The same phony Founders put that idea forward; therefore, it must be wrong.

Thomas Jefferson? He owned slaves. Therefore, as the night follows day, everything he said or thought or did was wrong.

See how easy education has become?

Individual freedom? Another absurdity proposed by the crooked Founders. Reject it. Don’t bother thinking about what that freedom has allowed you to express. Who cares?

So, one by one, these core ideas fall to the ax; and criticizing America becomes destroying America.

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Information is Power

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This morning, a dear friend, disavowed American exceptionalism by equating it to previous empires that have risen and fallen. I believe his views are shared by many sincerely patriotic Americans, dedicated to godliness and righteousness.

Men of whom the world is not worthy, bled and died to raise America to a level of godliness and righteousness, never reached by previous “empires.” My friend, I believe, has not grasped what God has done in His developing of concepts of biblical liberty and government as illustrated in America’s founding..

Today’s American society is exchanging its birthright for a mess of pottage without recognizing its value. They do not know that they do not know! They have been deceived.

Some who read these columns will understand when I say, “Rapid and very important changes are taking place. These changes impact each of us – and our children. Like those preparing for an event in the Bible stories – The wise will inform themselves and prepare.”

To those who will hear me – Invest $100 a year in “TheBlaze.com.” The 5PM Eastern Time hour on the net, is archived. View it at your leisure. Believe me please, this information and training opportunity is unique. I believe God may be inspiring it.

Ed Greer has served as an elected county official for many years. He sent a note I want to share with his permission. [Disclaimer – His comments (below) have no association with my thoughts above.]

Hi Ben: I enjoyed your thoughts on the subject of what comes down to, lawlessness within government institutions. I have jotted down a few of my own thoughts on the subject and thought I’d share them with you,

God Bless you,

ed

We the People mustn’t believe the lie that the government has authority over the truth or that somehow there are more people who believe in despotism than believe in America’s foundations in the God of the bible and belief in the Rule of Law found in the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

The government of the United States was formed and created by the people for the purpose of enforcing and defending the Constitution and Bill of Rights. The Constitution under God, is the king of the United States that can be referenced in Romans 13. The elected and unelected people of government are its servants and employees, designated to enforce, uphold and defend those laws that govern them and the land.

Unfortunately, many of these employees (similar to a dog biting its master’s hand) have learned how to manipulate and distort the laws of the land with sinister motivations designed to elevate themselves as tyrants rather than servants of the people they were hired to serve.

The subject that has caught so many peoples attention as of late is the design of these government officials to go even further in violating the laws of the Constitution. The President has inferred his intentions of creating an Executive Order that would violate the Rule of Law by disarming the American people of their right to bear arms as ordered within the 2nd Amendment..

There is only one way that the 2nd Amendment can be “legally” rescinded or even restricted without the government violating the Laws it is required to defend. For the Bill of Rights to be altered or for an Amendment to be rescinded it must first be approved and ratified by three quarters of the States (38 of them) before it can legally be declared as the Law of the Land.

Otherwise, in this case, the government and the President would be in complete violation of the 2nd Amendment whether he does it by Executive Order or legislation created by the Congress. Such actions would be an act of tyranny and lawlessness without authority of the Rule of Law.

If the “majority” of the people were aware of that Law and of our rights of the people stated within the Declaration of Independence – it is the lawful right and duty of the people to bear arms – resist tyranny and all forms of domestic enemies. Such illegal action against the peoples inalienable rights is in essence, a declaration of war, created by our government and within the context of such unlawful actions, the American people are legally justified at joining together as a United people for the purpose of resisting and deposing such tyrants and lawlessness.

Knowledge is empowering and when the people are armed with such understanding coupled with action, it enforces tyrants to crawl back under the rock that they came from – abide within the laws of our Constitution or be prosecuted for violating it.

Eventually the people are going to realize that a good number of our lawmakers, mega Bankers (Federal Reserve) and giant-Corporation-Manipulators should be behind bars after being found guilty in a courtroom for the crimes they have committed against the Constitution and the American people..

We mustn’t forget, information is power and the right to bear arms enforces that information.

Ed Greer 11/14/13

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In the Beginning – God

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We have finished the 1st two of 24 online classes in the “Principles of American Government” (PAG) course. A few details may interest you:

“Context” – When you teach, always create a context for the subject.

Suppose I were to begin telling you about some sequins. I would specify the colors, the dimensions, the material, etc. – You would be wondering, “Where do I store this data? Why do I need it?

Suppose I said, “The earth is a sphere drifting in space. It is surrounded with an envelope of gas and its surface is solid and liquid (land and sea). The land is divided into continents. Off the continent we call Europe are some large Islands we call Britain. London is a large city in Britain. There is a Shakespearian theater in London. On that stage is a cast of the play “Othello.” The actor playing Othello is wearing velvet slippers. I want to tell you about the sequins on his slippers. NOW – You know where to “store” the data.

God teaches in context. The first sentence in the Bible:

In the beginning ,,,”

In the beginning – what?

In the beginning, God …”

In the beginning, God – what?

“In the beginning, God created …”

It takes a whole bunch of verses to get down to grass and trees – eventually, to Adam – finally He got it right! He made Eve!

Think about the context. Suppose God had made the cow before He had created a pasture. One confused cow!!

I have discovered – when you seek to create “context” for any subject, if you go back far enough, you always end up with God, the “first cause” of everything.

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Download: Natural Theology – Winkie Pratney notes.pdf

Housetops In The Wilderness

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I am truly blessed by the Lord of Heaven’s Armies! That is to say, “I am a sinner, forgiven for my sins through the grace of my Lord Jesus Christ – and – I am an American.”

‘This divine power of the gospel revealed itself to the heathen in the lives of Christians, which showed forth the virtues of Him who had called them out of darkness into his marvelous light, and enabled them to walk as the children of God, in the midst of a perverse generation, among whom they shown as lights in the World! … The whole life of the Christian, from the beginning to the end, is a conflict with the world and the powers of darkness, a conflict within and without …” [August Neander “Memorials of a Christian life” 1852] (America was young in 1852, the period of the California gold rush.)

Today’s problems seem overwhelming. Neander was right! We are in a conflict with the world around us (treason, graft, corruption, etc). Even worse, we (each of us) are in a conflict within between personal temptation and what we know to be right (selfishness vs. conscience).

There is within each of us, a desire for liberty. God gave it to us. – BUT – Human nature wants to rule, rather than submit. It is the oldest human conflict. What seems “overwhelming” today manifests that age-long conflict. Will God or man be sovereign?

America is truly exceptional. “We the people” created a government for the specific purpose of preserving and protecting our unalienable (God-given) right to walk in His light. Throughout human history tyranny, oligarchy, and anarchy have fought against individual liberty.

“LIBERTY IS AS EVANGELICAL AS IT IS POLITICAL!”

[Rosalie Slater, “Teaching & Learning America’s Christian History” 1965]

Every generation has cried, “We have the greatest suffering and problems.” It is all part of the age-old war (within and without). However: “We the people” sacrificed their lives, their fortunes, and preserved their sacred honor, to pass down to us, our family-, church-, and civil-liberty. It is unlike that of any other nation in human history! Will we forsake it for a “mess of pottage?”

God has gifted me as a master teacher with a passion for Providential “His-story” and Biblical government. Like John-the-baptist, I am in the wilderness, preaching to the rocks and sand when my soul is screaming from the housetops, “We are about to lose what we do not know, that we do not know and appreciate!”

Yesterday, we began our online course (using Skype for a virtual classroom) “Principles of American Government” (PAG). Only four students rose to the challenge – two grandmothers and two homeschool teens. My call is to teach those God brings to me. He is in charge of the numbers.

I have a dream – Churches, schools, and colleges, catch the vision for such courses. They recognize that without understanding Biblical principles and human history we are about to lose our God-given endowments to tyranny. Like sheep without a shepherd, we are tacitly surrendering that precious liberty, for which our forefathers bled and died.

Were that dream to become reality, I believe America would once more burst into a flame of liberty – Giving faith and hope to a dieing world.

Please set aside two hours (you can and you should!) —http://vimeo.com/52009124

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My Life Adventure – FACE

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Query from an ACH alumni January, 2013.

Hi Ben,

I’d been thinking about asking if you would – or had ever and I missed it – share some background about the history of restoring America’s Christian His-story!! I am always trying to share some of this history with people so any information from someone who was earlier in the chain than myself is much appreciated that I can share/forward to interested people!

Have you ever written down your entire story and all your memories of how God put the interest in your heart and crossed your path with Verna Hall and others and all your related reminisces?

Love,

Nancy

My response

Nancy –

Indeed you have recognized your place in the chain – “of Christianity moving westward”. I am working on a book based upon the PAG classes.

My personal history with “restoration” – a part of my life adventure. Miss Hall often remarked that history draws you deeper into origins – ultimately to God as “First Cause”.

“Conscience of A Conservative” (Goldwater) was the first touch of “civics” that caught my attention. At the time (1962), I thought I was a Christian (I went to church on most Sundays and was American!). I purchased a case of books and gave them out to the neighbors on our street in Connecticut. That lead to a Goldwater club in every town in Connecticut and me as grass roots organizer for Connecticut, when there weren’t mass mailings and grass roots.

Along the way, I learned practices from Strom Thurman, the JBS, and other trail-blazers. It wasn’t until moving to California in mud ’64 that we attended a “Conservative Baptist Church” and I realized I was a shining example of God’s grace and patience! I got saved and suddenly the Bible was “alive”. “Events” (actually the hand of God) moved us to Upland, CA (just east of LA) as new Christians.

It was there I met the “World’s most internationally unknown evangelist” – Winkie Pratney. He taught me to use my intellect outside the box. About that time the “Jesus Movement” hit southern CA and we were on the front row to watch it blossom. In the process I discovered YWAM & Teen Challenge.

When our Lord had taught me what I needed there, it was back to Morgan Hill where I was invited to write a weekly column (for pay!!!). By then I was excited about Christian things and politics. They were combined into my newspaper columns. YWAM leadership heard there were two ladies, Miss Hall and Miss Slater, founders of “Foundation for American Christian Education” (FACE), in SF, whom they needed to meet. I was asked by leadership to meet their flight and drive them to FACE HQ. Since I was the driver, I was included at the table.

As I observed and listened to the ladies, it became obvious to me they had something valuable. I had become active in a “theological-political” way. The ladies were approaching the same targets in a “socio-political” way. Each approach was based upon sound fundamentals. I believe it was around 1973 that we invited Miss Hall & Slater to a parlor meeting in our home. It was “providential” – they rarely did such meetings!

You have heard my story about their speaking to the YWAM group in San Diego, preparing the cross-country mule-drawn wagon train in 1976. I was impressed. We visited their HQ again.

Miss Slater encouraged us to homeschool. In those days few were doing that. Fran joined FACE volunteer staff. We sat under many hours of “class time” with the ladies. We met others with similar stories of their influence, Jim & Barbara Rose, Kathy Dang, Beth Ballenger, Ruth Smith, Marshall Foster, Charles Wolf, Russ Walton, Paul Jehle, Steven McDowell, Bobbie Ames, David Barton, Dennis Petersen, Desta Garrett, Jerry Nordskog and on and on.

Fran and I founded ACH Study Groups – teaching a combination of what we had learned from our 5 years around-the-world travels with YWAM and from our association with FACE. The rest is, as they say – “is history”.

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Stone Setting

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How to begin the first column of the year! Perhaps “setting a foundation” is the proper place.

The red-blooded, jump-right-in, American-patriotic way, is to ignore the context and get-right-down to the details!!!!

That is said in jest. No – The true American patriot never deals in details without building a context for them. i.e. Don’t plant your feet firmly in mid-air!

The Bible even starts, “In the beginning –“In the beginning – what? “In the beginning, God –“ In the beginning, God – what? “In the beginning, God created –“ It goes on to describe step-by-step how God created, “everything that was created.” Each word creates a context for what follows!

I call it the “mixing bowl” theory. Unless the bowls are properly nested, the drawer won’t close. Suppose God had created the cow, before He made a pasture. One confused cow!!!

My pointIf we are not to build upon sand, we must deal in history and fundamental principle. God does!!!!

I like Larry Wagner’s phrase about the Pilgrims, “A rock flung o’re the ocean, they were laid a cornerstone!

The Foundation for American Christian Education (FACE) was founded in the early 1960’s by Miss Verna Hall and Miss Rosalie Slater in San Francisco. Their gravesites are there on a slope facing westward. I was honored to be present at both of their memorials.

These ladies spent a lifetime collecting the documents that influenced those who founded America. It was a privilege to browse their library and discuss American history and government with them.

Mind you – In the early ‘60’s there were not many scholars and broadcasts documenting America’s unique foundation. Three radio networks dominated oral communication. Television was just beginning. Computers required a large, air-conditioned room, and were “spoken to” by a deck of keypunch cards! There was no internet. FACE was trail-blazing for the outstanding scholars and organizations that espouse the greatness of our nation today.

FACE is now headquartered in Chesapeake, VA. You will find a mountain of information in the internet. A library has been built to house their collection. Those of you who recognize the significance of my words will follow the link below and read the inspiring words of Dr. Carol Adams, president of FACE.

FACE_Fundraising_Letter_(Nov.pdf

BTW – ACH “Principles of American Government” online classes begin Monday, January 7. $195 tuition is less important than planting the precious seeds. Join the class and pay what you can, when you can. First step – phone me 916-722-2501.

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