SIGNS OF THE TIMES
By R.C. Murray
January 3, 2010
“…Ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?” -Matthew 16:3b
History repeats itself because most folks fail to learn from it. Most Americans fail to learn from U.S. history because what little history is taught in public schools is filled with half truths. But as my former pastor used to say, a half truth is a whole lie. Most Americans, for example, don’t realize the last time this country was as divided as it is today, 11 Southern states decided they could no longer support a power-hungry federal government constantly usurping their Constitutional rights as sovereign states or the growing federal intrusion into the private lives of their citizens. Sound familiar? The people of these states chose to voluntarily leave the union their forefathers had voluntarily joined. There were, however, serious consequences for exercising their Constitutional right to leave the old union.
What followed was four years of bloody, no-so-civil war that cost this country about one million lives, if you count the battlefield dead, those who died from sickness, disease and starvation, and the civilian casualties so little of which has ever been recorded by revisionist historians.
Mr. Lincoln’s War Against the Southern People did not bring about an end to slavery, despite what public school textbooks and Lincoln apologists tell us. Fewer than 15 percent of Southerners owned any slaves, and yet these professional liars have succeeded in propagating a 150-year lie that Southerners were fighting to defend slavery, and that Adolf, I mean, Abraham Lincoln, was the great emancipator, their martyred messiah. The average American has no idea Lincoln was a consummate racist who voted not to allow African-Americans to settle in his state (Illinois) and strongly advocated deporting all blacks back Africa or to the Caribbean.
The man who eloquently spoke of malice toward none, fought a vicious, undeclared war without the consent of Congress, sending an invading army into Southern states that waged war, not simply with Confederate soldiers and sailors but against innocent civilians. On his orders, his demonic forces burned Southern cities, homes, businesses and even churches. To silence his opposition in the North, he jailed dissenters without charge, shut down newspapers critical of his despotic policies, rigged state and local elections, deported his most outspoken critic in Congress and even ordered the arrest of the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. In true Orwellian fashion, Lincoln felt the need to destroy the Constitution in order to save it.
The man who filled his army with socialist refugees from Europe’s failed socialist revolutions of the 1840s and whose centralist government became the model for all other 19th century socialists is the same man Americans call Honest Abe. Were it not for the death toll Lincoln caused, including the nation our forefathers founded, the Lincoln myth, as Thomas J. DiLorenzo calls it, would be funny.
Another funny twist to the myth is that the signs of the times are pointing to history repeating itself. Not only has the federal government gotten nearly three-quarters of the American people bitterly angry as Chuck Baldwin recently explained, the new messiah frequently compares himself to Mr. Enloe’s illegitimate offspring. That’s not funny. It’s scary. I’ll explain why in a moment.
By the way, most of the former slaves were not freed. They merely exchanged one master for another – just as their brethren had done in Northern states like New York, which did not end slavery until the late 1850’s. And the precious union was not saved but destroyed. States held together by force may be indivisible as claimed in the pledge, but they’re not united. Unity – like marriage – must be voluntary. These 50 states (57, if you went to school in Chicago), are nothing more than provinces of an all-power, Big Brother government.
The ties that bound all states to this unconstitutional union have been rotting since the day they were put in place. And all the signs suggest that today’s political turmoil is tearing these tattered bonds, deepening the divide between those who want government to protect the national borders then otherwise leave them alone and those who want government to be and do all things for them and everybody else (where the everybody else—a.k.a., middle class—pays for it). All the signs are pointing to another civil war, one that would make the last one look like a schoolyard fistfight.
You don’t agree? Maybe you’re one of the millions of Americans who have trouble reading anything, so it’s little wonder you can’t read the signs of the times. If you can read though, please consider these facts:
1. One immediate consequence to the last civil war was public schools, which were started by Unitarians (humanists) and socialists in the northeast in the early 1800s but with little success. The Yankee victory in the South gave them a living laboratory to carry out their plan to re-educate all Americans, starting with Southern children, teaching them what they wanted them to learn or not learn. Until then, most children were taught at home and were able to read and write and think for themselves. Today, public school kids know all about safe sex and can quote nonsense propaganda about saving the Earth from capitalists, but if they can read at all, they can’t explain what they’ve read and can’t explain what they’re thinking in writing because they’re vocabularies are too weak to articulate their thoughts. If you ever wonder what America’s future looks like, spend a few hours in a public school classroom. The federal government – which controls all public schools – has the power to ration knowledge and in doing so, control the minds of each generation! Three years ago, I recorded what I learned in public school classrooms as a teacher then what I learned about the public school system after I left the classroom. You can read a little bit of what I learned in my book, Legally STUPiD.
2. Another consequence of the last civil war was the income tax. In fact, as DiLorenzo explains, it was really tariffs supported by Lincoln’s corporate sponsors that prompted him to order his army to invade the South, so it could collect his newly increased federal tariffs. Then with dictatorial powers assumed on himself by himself, he added new forms of revenue to the tax menu, including the income tax.
3. Property taxes too are to Lincoln’s credit and rightfully belong in the above list, but it’s important that I separate these taxes from income taxes for it shows for the first time the reality that you own nothing, that the government assumes it owns everything. Think not? Try not paying your property taxes and see who gets what you think is your property.
4. The greatest legacy of Mr. Lincoln is the Big Brother government he formed. Please note that each of these facts about the last civil war can be found as fundamental goals in Karl Marx’ Communist Manifesto. Not surprisingly, Marx was a big fan of old Abe.
All of the above is mere academics when you look it over at a glance and don’t consider the ramifications of what we’re facing should another such war erupt. That’s why I said That One’s constantly comparing himself to Lincoln is so scary.
Some folks who love the Lincoln myth take offence to this comparison, but if you’re a regular reader of NewsWithViews, you should be aware by now that Lincoln being a Republican and Obama being a Democrat is immaterial. The last false messiah was a white racist and the new false messiah is a black racist. Still racist though. As for their different political parties, let me paraphrase DiLorenzo. There are left-winged socialists (Democrats) and right-winged socialists (Republicans). They’re still socialists!
Internationally, the left-winged variety gave us Stalin and Mao, and the right-winged critters gave us Hitler, Mussolini and Franco. Those who want to bicker about which of these devils was a worse devil are wasting my time. I’m content to believe all socialist leaders, foreign and domestic, will spend eternity in the same cell.
What remains for us to decide is what to do about the socialists ruling over us now. Chuck and others are right. We should arm ourselves and to the teeth! Our states should demand and exercise more of their stolen Constitutional rights and authority. But we don’t need to establish state militias, just take back the oldest military branch in American history, our National Guards; the first of which was established in 1636.
In my recently released new book, Prole Nation, I allow readers to look into the near future in which 27 states recall their National Guards from federal service. Imagine how that would affect foreign policy. Though the first two chapters of my new book were written before the 2008 election, I predicted the outcome of the election and what has become a nation-wide reaction to the policies I predicted That One would follow, based on his affinity for the real Lincoln, not the mythical Lincoln so loved by the brainwashed masses. (By the way, I also predicted double-digit inflation and double-digit unemployment. We already have one of these economic ills, and it’s not yet 2012, the year the story supposedly takes place. I even predicted passage of one of the pieces of legislation listed below and the escalation of the current war. You may want to pray the rest of my predictions don’t come true.)
I’ve read dozens of online articles lately, as well as emails and blogs that try to get the angry but not yet focused American public to question why the last 10 years has given us so many laws that rob us of Constitutional rights, ostensibly to provide for our security: the Patriot Act, which gave us the Department of Homeland Gestapo, I mean, Security and allows the government to arrest anyone deemed a terrorist and periodically redefine what a terrorist is; the National Defense Authorization Act, which gave us USNORTHCOM and CBRNE brigades, which allows active duty units to respond to domestic emergencies – presumably even Tea Parties that get just a little too loud; the National Criminal Information System (NCIS) Improvement Act, which allows the feds to disarms veterans and police officers who just happen to be trained to use firearms and military tactics but may be a harm to themselves or others because they were at some time in their lives diagnosed with PTSD; and the recent Hate Crimes Protection Act, which allows the feds to suppress public speech and religious expression against a federally protected subspecies, even if it means closing up churches and locking up pastors and members of that congregation.
There’s also the pending National Identification System, efforts to re-instate the so-called Fairness Doctrine, and growing proof of internment camps all around the country, already built and waiting for their residents.
Those of you who say you’re ready for the fight sure to come, let me ask you, are you really? Rest assured the man who hesitated three months to decide to send additional troops to Afghanistan will not hesitate to send troops to destroy lunatic fringe elements like us, just as his mentor did in 1861.
I’m sorry, Chuck, but the internment camps are not for us. Those of us who’ve incited the Christian right Republicans, libertarians, and God & Gun Democrats will be singled out and eliminated. They won’t even bother to cure us of our thought crimes first. Most of us will become non-persons. The docile, outer party, simple Americans who can’t focus their anger long enough to save their country will be housed in these camps where they’ll be worked, starved and systematically exterminated the same way Hitler, Stalin and Mao took care of who submitted to their demands to surrender their rights, property and personal dignity.
So again, I ask, are you ready for this fight? Are you willing to die trying to bring back our Constitutional Republic, as hundreds of thousands of Southern Americans did 150 years ago? As surely as no declaration was made to start that war, no peace treaty was ever signed to end it. The fight for liberty still lives in the hearts of every American willing to give his or her life for his country – not his government. Are you willing to live by the words of that great American patriot, Patrick Henry?
“Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace-- but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!” -Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775.
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I don’t know if you’ve really given it that much thought, but I have. I wouldn’t write articles like this one, run a web site like www.voicefromthepews.com or write and publish books like Legally STUPiD and Prole Nation if I wasn’t man enough to give my life for what I believe. Besides, another sign of the times is the imminent return of my Lord Jesus. He may not come for his church until after this fight, but I would not have him find me cowering in a corner, fearing the devils of this world. I’ll take up the fight until He comes. How about you?
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