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America’s government had been embroiled in a shameful impeachment charade for months now. The Democrats are demonstrating that there is virtually no limit to what they are willing to do to attack the president and undermine the last election—and the next one. Meanwhile, revelations continue to emerge about their abuse of the intelligence agencies to spy on Americans, even the president himself.
People need to understand what a dangerous threat this is to the very foundation of this nation! [Many of the Dems in our state now run political ads touting how ‘bipartisan’ bills they’ve worked on have succeeded despite ALL of them voting to impeach…most of the so-called bills touted are almost meaningless compared to our bigger needs].
What is happening in the Democratic Party is an extension of, and intensification of a process started by the previous president.
When Barack Obama promised to “fundamentally change America” during his 2008 presidential run, few people knew what he really meant. Now that he is out of office, it is becoming clearer all the time that the change he was talking about was something far more dangerous than many people assumed.
He meant changing America from a constitutional republic. And what we are witnessing in the country today shows that, to an alarming degree, he succeeded!
In an address to Democratic donors this past November, Mr. Obama said that if Democrats want to be elected, they need to conceal their radical views. “This is still a country that is less revolutionary than it is interested in improvement,” he said. “Even as we push the envelope and we are bold in our vision, we also have to be rooted in reality. The average American doesn’t think we have to completely tear down the system and remake it” (emphasis mine throughout).
The average American doesn’t think that, but he does, and these donors do! And he wasn’t telling them to abandon that goal—only to be more underhanded about it!
Mr. Obama is contemptuously and openly discussing what he meant by fundamentally transforming America. Now that he is out of office, he tells us what his real goal was and still is—“to completely tear down the system and remake it”!
In the past, such revolutions usually caused millions of people to spill their blood.
If you think my view is unreal, consider this: Never have we seen a more bitterly divided America, and this man who fundamentally transformed America caused much of this division. He almost destroyed America’s constitutional republic. Never have we seen such hatred between American people.
All this ought to terrify every American. Many revolutions end in a civil war filled with suffering and death.
In America’s civil war, neither side will win. Bible prophecy thunders a deadly message that an enemy nation will conquer us. We must wake up and repent for God to save us this time.
“Even as we push the envelope and we are bold in our vision, we also have to be rooted in reality. The average American doesn’t think we have to completely tear down the system and remake it.”
America’s current president, Donald Trump, is fighting back against that radicalism, and having some success. Perhaps the most important is the way he is exposing the crimes and evils of the radical left! Because of the progress he is making, many people believe that the danger is past and the nation is heading in a new direction. But sadly, this will not change the country’s direction. The only thing that would do that is repentance before God—and that is not happening.
The resurgence in America today is causing some people to grow complacent. That is a grave mistake.
After World War ii, attention in America shifted away from the threat of Nazism and toward communism. Herbert W. Armstrong, looking at the prophecies of the Bible, was warning that Germany would rise up to dominate the world again. This is clearly prophesied (request our free book The Holy Roman Empire in Prophecy). But he also recognized that a genuine threat was emerging from Russia that could do considerable damage to the United States.
Mr. Armstrong explained how this warfare works: “It’s a kind of warfare we don’t understand or know how to cope with. It uses every diabolical means to weaken us from within, sapping our strength, perverting our morals, sabotaging our educational system, wrecking our social structure, destroying our spiritual and religious life, weakening our industrial and economic power, demoralizing our armed forces, and finally, after such infiltration, overthrowing our government by force and violence!”
Think seriously about that statement. In a sense, this plan has been coming to pass in America!
When Barack Obama was a boy, his grandfather introduced him to Frank Marshall Davis, a card-carrying Communist Party member. Since young Barack lacked a father at home, his grandfather thought Davis would be a good role model. Davis was a rabid supporter of Joseph Stalin and his kind of communism.
How strong a supporter was Davis of Stalin’s Soviet Union? Here is an excerpt of a poem Davis wrote called “To the Red Army,” calling on the Soviets to rise up and show the West the real power of communism: “Smash on victory-eating Red warriors! Drive on, oh mighty people’s juggernaut! … Show the marveling multitudes, Americans, British, all your allied brothers, How strong you are, How great you are, How your young tree of new unity, Planted 25 years ago, Bears today the golden fruit of victory!” Obama had a close relationship with this radical Stalinist!
Barack Obama was also an admirer of Saul Alinsky, the infamous Rules for Radicals author. Yet a lot of Obama’s beliefs were unknown before he was elected because the mainstream media didn’t vet him. The press has a lot to answer for in the way they abetted this man and his ambitions!
Dr. John C. Drew, a political scientist who knew Obama at Occidental College, recounted how his girlfriend introduced the 19-year-old Barack to him as a fellow Communist in 1980. In a radio interview with Dr. Paul Kengor on The Glen Meakem Show, Drew said that back then Obama was predicting a violent people’s revolution in America. But Drew explained to him that such revolutions are only successful in Third World countries, so it would be better to try to transform America into a Communist state one step at a time.
This is exactly what President Obama worked to do during his eight years in office.
Mr. Armstrong warned in 1962, “[T]he ‘Communist Party’ is merely a trick term to pull the wool over our eyes and deceive us—a means of getting a fifth column into our midst—of getting the enemy’s government into our very midst, leading us to accept it as a part of our government. Its only object is to destroy our government.”
That is valuable insight! Communists mentored Barack Obama, and today he is telling Democrats that they have to be more deceptive if they really want to tear down the system and remake it.
Listen to the Democrats today. There is a lot of revolutionary talk. That party has been infiltrated and taken over by many of the ideas that the Communists promoted decades ago—ideas that are transforming the nation! It has become a political party far more destructive to America than the Communist Party!
A Czech Communist named Jan Kozák wrote a 1950s tract titled “And Not a Shot Is Fired” that explains how to hijack a nation through parliamentary maneuvers. The strategy requires pressure for radical change from two directions simultaneously: from the upper levels of government and from provocateurs in the streets.
The Obama administration used a similar strategy to fundamentally transform America. As president, Barack Obama appointed far-left judges and “deep state” bureaucrats to some of the highest offices in the land. At the same time, he supported radical firebrands from organizations like Black Lives Matter. The goal is to create chaos in the streets, and then have socialist leaders step in to “solve” the problem.
John Brennan was one of the most radical deep state bureaucrats in the Obama administration. While still a student at Fordham University in 1976, Brennan voted for Communist Party usa presidential candidate Gus Hall. Shockingly, Brennan was recruited into the Central Intelligence Agency just four years later!
Brennan rose through the ranks of the cia until he became acting director of the National Counterterrorism Center under President George W. Bush. He retired in 2005, but then Obama asked him to become his Homeland Security Adviser in 2009. Four years later, he was promoted to cia director.
Why did President Obama want a Communist running the cia for him? Well, shortly after Brennan took that job, his department began illegally spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee. When he was caught, he lied outright and absolutely denied it, but he was finally forced to admit it.
Then, during the 2016 presidential election, Brennan was instrumental in drafting and publishing an Intelligence Community Assessment suggesting illicit ties between Russia and the Trump campaign. This assessment relied heavily on a 35-page dossier compiled by British former MI-6 intelligence agent Christopher Steele and paid for by Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. The dossier accused Donald Trump of escapades with Russian prostitutes, among other things. Not one bit of the dossier was verified, yet U.S. law enforcement agencies used it to obtain approval to spy on Trump campaign staff member Carter Page.
This opened the door for spying on everyone surrounding Donald Trump. Conservative journalist Andrew McCarthy covers this history in his book Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency. He explains that the real collusion in the 2016 election was not between the Trump campaign and Russia. It was between the Clinton campaign and Obama’s deep state. Had Hillary Clinton been elected, the destructive trends that unfolded during the Obama presidency would have continued unchecked and surely would have intensified. Many people believe it would have meant an end to our constitutional republic!
“The main purpose of counterintelligence operations is to keep the president informed,” McCarthy writes. That is basic truth. Yet these agents are somehow convinced that their job is to overturn America’s last election and destroy the president! They are focusing all their attention on hunting for crimes so they can bring him down and overthrow the government! That is a counterintelligence invasion—and it has unfolded right before our eyes.
And it all revolves around former President Barack Obama! That must be our focus.
McCarthy writes that “no administration in American history was more practiced in the dark arts of politicizing intelligence than President Obama’s.” That is an insightful statement!
The National Security Administration touts itself as being “the world leader in cryptology—the art and science of making and breaking codes.” It uses this expertise, it says, to safeguard U.S. secrets and outmaneuver enemies, “while at the same time protecting the privacy rights of the American people” (nsa.gov). The truth is that this agency was doing the opposite of protecting Americans’ privacy rights: It was spying on Americans, and trying to invalidate the will of 63 million American voters!
Before about the meeting President Obama held on Jan. 5, 2017—15 days before Mr. Trump’s inauguration—with the nsa director, the cia director (Brennan), the fbi director (James Comey), and the director of National Intelligence. “The officials in this meeting would need to figure out how the investigation of Carter Page and the Trump campaign could continue despite the fact that its central focus, Trump, was about to be sworn in as president,” McCarthy writes. Their effort had nothing to do with Page, who was never charged with a crime—it was all meant to take down Trump.
Together with Brennan and a group of top spies, Obama sought to overturn the results of the 2016 election, overthrow the Trump administration, and establish something much more than a new socialist government in the United States!
To truly understand how dangerous this was, you have to go back before John Brennan’s intelligence assessment, before the warrant to spy on Carter Page, and before the salacious dossier compiled by Christopher Steele.
FROM THE MARCH 2020 TRUMPET PRINT EDITION
Communism is Conquering Academia
“Marxism is dead everywhere except American universities.” That was the wry joke some told after the Soviet Union fell in 1991, at the end of a century in which 100 million people were killed in the name of communism. But 29 years later, communism has spread from the fringes of academia into mainstream education. Millions of former and current college students now support radical candidates and radical demands for America’s future.
In 2006, about 3 percent of American professors said they were Marxists, according to a national survey conducted by Neil Gross of Harvard University and Solon Simmons of George Mason University. Within the social sciences—a field partially fathered by Karl Marx—that number was 18 percent—nearly 1 in 5.
The number of professors who admit to being more socialist than conservative has risen from 43 percent in 1970 to around 60 percent today, according to the American Institute for Economic Research. And the number of professors who admit to being “far left” has more than doubled, rising from 5 percent to 12 percent. Beyond these, however, many more professors follow the advice of leading socialist thinkers by masquerading as moderates.
Whether professors admit it or not, Marxist-Leninism is now the dominant model of history and society being taught in American universities. Under labels like “post-colonialism,” “anti-neoliberalism” and “social justice,” professors are teaching that the American narrative about individual liberty and limited government is a mask for the power of wealthy, white, European males. They tout alternative histories like Howard Zinn’s Marxist-inspired textbook A People’s History of the United States. This is why millennials are increasingly embracing socialism over capitalism.
How did communism become so strong in American academia?
During the Cold War, a Soviet Union spy named Yuri Bezmenov defected and escaped to Canada. He revealed that the kgb spy agency considered subverting nations so important that it allocated most of its resources to the project. “Only about 15 percent of time, money and manpower is spent on espionage as such,” he explained in an interview with G. Edward Griffin in 1985. “The other 85 percent is a slow process, which we call either ideological subversion or ‘active measures.’”
This “ideological subversion,” Bezmenov said, is a long process involving four stages: demoralization, destabilization, crisis and normalization. The first stage, demoralization, is now a familiar concept. Many who recognize America’s obvious demoralization in the 20th century think it occurred accidentally, naturally or even fortunately. But former kgb agents, said Bezmenov, recognize it as an intentional attack designed to “change the perception of reality of every American” and destroy the country.
“It takes about 15 to 20 years to demoralize a nation,” Bezmenov wrote in his book, Love Letter to America. “Why that many (or few)? Simple: This is the minimum number of years needed to ‘educate’ one generation of students in a target country (America, for example) and expose them to the ideology of the subverter.”
Bezmenov warned—again, in 1985—that kgb agents and their socialist sympathizers would use abstract art, perverted music, pornographic images, homosexual activism, accusations of racism, pacifist foreign policy and socialist economics to demoralize America. Whether you believe him or not, does this sound familiar?
The obvious objective of socialists is to destroy America’s morals, traditions, institutions and laws, and to conquer it with socialist ideology, policies and enforcement. It is now obvious to many that socialists recognized the importance of American education when many conservatives did not.
According to a former staff director of a Senate investigations subcommittee, in the years between 1935 and 1953, the Communist Party “enlisted the support of at least 3,500 professors—many of them as dues-paying members, many others as fellow travelers, some as out-and-out espionage agents, some as adherents of the party line in varying degrees, and some as the unwitting dupes of subversion” (J. B. Matthews, “Communism and the Colleges,” American Mercury, May 1953).
The Communist ideology introduced to America has spread throughout the university system and is beginning to dominate high schools and even elementary schools. This fact is more significant than you might realize. Bezmenov warned that the end goal was to “change the perception of reality of every American to such an extent that despite the abundance of information, no one is able to come to sensible conclusions in the interest of defending themselves, their families, their community and their country.” You could argue that this goal has been reached.
Yours in freedom,
Bruce ‘the Poor Man’
Postscript & Other Relevant Posts
The vast majority of my food storage is in #10 cans that can last 25 years or more…
I do use my food storage and replenish it, so I know what it tastes like and that I’ll actually eat it.
Here’s a list of some of the food storage items I have.
Hopefully, this list will give you some ideas if you don’t have a lot of food storage yet.
-nonfat dry milk
-great northern beans
-hard red wheat
I’ve got plenty of other food too, so my family won’t have any issues if we did have to hunker down for 90 days or more.
We also have a bug out location and I share how we built and supplied it, in this free book that needs to be on your bookshelf.
And they wonder why we distrust the intellectual elite? Because they sell out America… Read More.
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