Saturday, February 19, 2011

Truth Is What Is Unequivocally True

There is so much turmoil and chaos going on in the world today. It is difficult to focus on just one topic at a time. But focus we must if we are to truly understand what is really happening.

For many people, the truth is a relative concept. Political correctness gone crazy is mostly the culprit. Without the foundation of God's Word, the Bible, the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the leading of the Holy Spirit (Who guides us into all truth), it can be very difficult for individuals to discern truth from error.

The prophecies on the end times in the Bible are occuring now at an alarmingly rapid rate. It would behove us all to pay close attention to them. But you most likely will not get such information from the Media of Mass Deception, except for a few news analyst shows on the Fox News Channel.

That is why the new media - blogs - are so vital to finding out the truth. The spin that seems to rule the airwaves in most newsroom circles is very disturbing. That is why many people are turning to the Internet and blogs to find out what the Lamestream media refuses to report.

For example. The following link to a blog post at American Thinker reiterates my point:

Can Truth Prevail in a Culture of Spin?
posted by null at American Thinker - 9 hours ago
Truth is what is unequivocally true. It is not constrained by ideology, creed, or spin.

Glenn Beck is quoted as saying, "The truth doesn't have an agenda."

But the spinmeisters do have an agenda. And most of it leads (unfortunately) to evil.

The five comments over at the American Thinker link (as of 2/19 at 8:29 a.m.) are quite excellent as well.





Posted by: ManfredHoffmann
Feb 19, 04:40 AM


I applaud the author for the spirit of this article. It can be difficult sometimes not to despair when one sees and hears the million blatant and obvious lies all around us. The chuzpah with which politicians and "journalists" take us for fools is breathtaking and it seems to be getting worse with accelerating speed. With all the lies and propaganda, will people realize when they are being robbed of their money, of their freedom, their rights and essentially their culture? The Europeans never did. It seems a lot of Americans do. God bless the United States of America!

Posted by: Tiger1996
Feb 19, 05:41 AM



Truth is a sword that can slay political correctness.

What we need is those with courage to use it

Posted by: sedonaman
Feb 19, 07:43 AM


Re: “the co-opting of the academic community”

The government didn’t co-opted the academic community; THE ACADEMIC COMMUNITY CO-OPTED GOVERNMENT. The academy is where all ideas originate. Not wanting to appear un-enlightened, members of government and business adopt its ideas. That’s where multiculturalism came from. By taking over, liberals in the academy have replaced the pursuit of truth with political advocacy [archive.frontpagemag.com] , namely of ideas everyone is afraid to challenge for fear of being accused of not being worthy of their position.

Posted by: marrlon
Feb 19, 08:16 AM


Lay this article over the pages of Atlas Shrugged and see if you can find much difference. No, the author is not trying to plagiarize the story, she's simply reporting on the reality of the day and it just so happens to be frighteningly similar.

Posted by: gxm
Feb 19, 09:10 AM



An interesting article. What you are describing here is the process of becoming a third world country. Our venal, corrupt, collectivist, hack politicians and bureaucrats would rather rule in a third world country than serve in a first world one.


That last sentence reminds me of John Milton in Paradise Lost, who has Satan saying this quote on his expulsion from Heaven:


"It is better to reign in hell than to serve in
heaven."


Considering the fact that Jesus warned us in the Bible to avoid hell even more than he spoke about heaven, I'd take Jesus' advice over Milton's or satan's.


The link in the third comment above to a FrontPageMagazine.com article is excellent and well worth the time to read it.

Excerpt:





Advocacy and activism have their legitimate roles in the political sphere. But it has long been the consensus of higher educators that the core mission of colleges and universities, apart from research, is education. This was made clear in the founding statement of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) in 1915, and more recently in a landmark brief submitted to the Supreme Court by the American Council on Education (ACE) and fifty-three other academic associations, including the AAUP, in the 2003 case of Gratz v Bollinger, which stresses that the purpose of education is to instill the capacity for independent thought.



“Educators believe that developing the powers of analysis in this way is not merely one among many skills to be taught; it is the chief skill, because on it rests understanding and freedom. Socrates thought knowledge and freedom so essential, and so dependent on close reasoning, that the unexamined life is not worth living. The purpose of education, held the Stoics who carried his idea forward, is to confront the student’s passivity, challenging the student’s mind to take charge of its own thought. To strengthen the ability to reason is to enable the student to determine what to believe, what to say, and what to do, rather than merely to parrot thoughts, words, and actions of convention, friends or family.”





Since education and advocacy (to say nothing of activism) are thus antithetical to each other, serious issues are raised when universities and their subdivisions engage in advocacy and activism. Such actions undermine educational purpose and fall outside of authorized mission. Indeed, they transform education into indoctrination.



Unfortunately, advocacy and activism are well established in the public university systems of Pennsylvania, often announcing themselves boldly in department and program mission statements. That such announcements are considered acceptable is a strong indicator of how deeply the academic culture of the component institutions has, in some respects, been deformed.


The difference between the kind of education which allows the freedom of students to think through any issue and be presented both sides before forming an opinion or analysis of such, and the advocacy/activism that is currently going on via the majority of leftist (some socialist and even communist!) professors who mostly adhere to indoctrination of students to be puppets of their own beliefs is quite evident and exposed for all to see through what is happening in our own country when so many young people were fooled to vote for Obama and his undefined "change" mantra. Well, all of America is now suffering at the hands of the kooks and thugs that used to only protest at rallies in places like San Francisco, but are now running (and ruining our nation) things in our current socialist/Islamo-fascist/communist/and radical union leader advocating government.

But you don't need to take my word for it. Read these blog posts:

Alarm Bells - Radical Union Leader Appointed to Important Trade Post
posted by Trevor Loudon at New Zeal - 5 hours ago
President Barack Obama has appointed a far left labor unionist to a security sensitive U.S. trade post. Bob KingOn February 16, 2011, Obama announced the appointment of United Auto Workers president Bob...

Figures. Dems Solution to WI Budget Crisis: “We Can Fix the Deficit… Tax, Tax, Tax the Rich” (Video)
posted by Jim Hoft at The Gateway Pundit - 2 hours ago
There’s nothing that gets a mob of democrats excited than chanting about taxing the rich. Media Trackers reported: Video taken within the Wisconsin State Capital during the union protests of the budget rep...

Jesse Jackson Leads Leftist Mob in “We Shall Overcome” at Wisconsin Union Rally (Video)
posted by Jim Hoft at The Gateway Pundit - 2 hours ago
Jesse Jackson addressed the union members yesterday in the Wisconsin Capitol. He led them in a rendition of “We Shall Overcome.” WKBT reported: The Rev. Jesse Jackson has urged thousands of protesters in t...

Thus Ever Are Tyrants
American Thinker - 9 hours ago
Contempt for the people and their just laws are the hallmarks of tyranny.

Leftist Hate Mongering in Wisconsin - Who is Surprized?

posted by Trevor Loudon at New Zeal - 11 hours ago

UC-Davis Charges Christianity with Institutionalized Oppression
posted by noreply@blogger.com (PG) at Evil Conservative Radio - 11 hours ago
Only days after a group of deeply religious university students were charged with engaging in a criminal conspiracy to disrupt a speech by a foreign diplomat, a controversy has erupted at another universit...

I could post dozens more, but I don't want to overwhelm readers with too many links.

Actually, when I first started this post my intent was to share an emailed post that I received from Joel Rosenberg. I would urge everyone to read it (and the links) because most likely, you will not get such information (except for Glenn Beck's Program) from the Lamestream Media.

Joel is an expert at associating what is happening in our world today and relating it to biblical prophecy. You can go to the following link or read a copy of the article here:


AHMADINEJAD SAYS “THE FINAL MOVE HAS BEGUN”: Revolution in Egypt managed by the Twelfth Imam

posted by joelcrosenberg at Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog - 1 day ago
>> UPDATES on the latest Palestinian leadership efforts to condemn Israel at the U.N. Security Council >> Anne Graham Lotz, internationally renowned Bible teacher and daughter of Billy Graham — and a speak...



AHMADINEJAD SAYS "THE FINAL MOVE HAS BEGUN," GLOBAL REVOLUTION MANAGED BY THE TWELFTH IMAM

* Anne Graham Lotz has written an excellent column on "Prayer for Egyptian Believers" now posted at www.joshuafund.net

By Joel C. Rosenberg

(Washington, D.C., February 18, 2011) -- Quick update before the Iran story: Mahmoud Abbas is trying to force a U.N. vote to condemn Israel for building "settlements" on territory the Palestinians claim is theirs but refuse to sign a peace treaty to get. The good news: the Obama administration is threatening to veto the resolution if it comes before the Security Council. The bad news: the U.S. is proposing to condemn Israel in a different manner to appease Abbas and the Islamic world.

"The U.S. informed Arab governments Tuesday that it will support a U.N. Security Council statement reaffirming that the 15-nation body 'does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity,' a move aimed at avoiding the prospect of having to veto a stronger Palestinian resolution calling the settlements illegal," reports Foreign Policy magazine in a story posted on its website. Unbelievable. Way to treat our only true democratic and stable ally in the Mideast. I'm posting updates on the blog as the story develops.

Now, back to Iran.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is telling the people of Iran that the Twelfth Imam is managing the the revolution now underway in Egypt and in various parts of the Islamic world, and that "the final move has begun" to destroy America, Israel and the influence of the Western powers in the epicenter.

"We will soon see a new Middle East materialising without America and the Zionist regime and there will be no room for world arrogance (the West) in it," Ahmadinejad told a crowd chanting "Death to America, death to Israel and death to Mubarak" last Friday. Agence France Presse reported that "in his fiery style, Ahmadinejad, showed his messianic beliefs on Friday, saying the world was witnessing a revolution managed by Imam Mahdi, the 12 Shiite imam who disappeared as a five-year-old in the 10th century and who Shiites believe would return on the judgement day."

"The final move has begun," said Ahmadinejad. "We are in the middle of a world revolution managed by this dear (12th Imam). A great awakening is unfolding. One can witness the hand of Imam in managing it."

The Twelfth Imam and Iranian eschatology are topics that deserve more attention than they are getting from the media or our government officials. Let us pray that our leaders wake up to the true gravity of the threat posed by Iran's apocalyptic regime before it is too late.

UPDATES:

* Yesterday, Glenn Beck devoted an entire one-hour program to the topic of the Twelfth Imam, which I was glad to be able to assist with. I've posted a link to a YouTube clip from the program on my blog. My comments are part of a video segment that begins at 6:22 minutes into that clip. I was glad to see other people interviewed for the program included Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania and former Delta Force commander Lt.-Gen. (ret) Jerry Boykin.

* Anne Graham Lotz, the internationally renowned Bible teacher and daughter of Billy Graham -- and a speaker at our upcoming 2011 Epicenter Conference -- has written an excellent column on "Prayer for Egyptian Believers" that is now posted at www.joshuafund.net. Please take a moment to read it and share it with others.

* Also posted on my blog is my recent interview on Fox News Channel discussing the implications of the fall of the Mubarak regime for Israel, for followers of Jesus Christ in Egypt, and for the battle between Radicals and Reformers in Iran.

>> For the latest headlines from Israel, Iran, Egypt and the Middle East -- please go to the blog: http://flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com/. Thanks.


Hat Tips to all links.

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Update:

Isn't this a perfect example of astroturfing?

MICH. UNION HIRING HOMELESS PEOPLE TO PICKET
posted by noreply@blogger.com (PG) at Evil Conservative Radio - 54 minutes ago
“Astroturfing: An artificially-manufactured political movement designed to give the appearance of grass roots activism.” If ever you wanted to see a great example of “astroturfing,” then the video below mi...

Go right to the source of the information!

The Blaze.com: Michigan Union Hiring Homeless People to Picket

Read the comments! Especially these:

Snowleopard {gallery of cat folks}
Posted on February 19, 2011 at 11:27am
NO suprise here that they would chose to do this; fulfilling the old adage of ‘when in doubt about a subject, fake it.” So it has been done in his case.

cnsrvtvj
Posted on February 19, 2011 at 11:33am
That’s it in a nutshell Snow. I have a friend who is laid off right now and belongs to a union. He recently got a great offer for a job. The union started harassing him when they found out. They told him he “would regret it” if he took the job. Even with their own members out of work, they hire homeless people to protest. Hypocrites.

http://www.donsmithshow.com – see the lesson in civility video

Ruler4You
Posted on February 19, 2011 at 11:36am
You union folks, this is the kind of use of your union dues your union has in mind. Not your “pension”, not your “benefits”, not your best interest, but theirs. After all they are making six figure salaries with great benefits. Not you.

Think4yourself
Posted on February 19, 2011 at 12:55pm
Typical example of union corruption.

http://www.unsalvageable.org
So much more! Go read them all!

2 comments:

warrenjc said...

The overwhelming tactics are by design. It is called Fabian socialism.

GMpilot said...

CJW: That last sentence reminds me of John Milton in Paradise Lost, who has Satan saying this quote on his expulsion from Heaven:

"[It is] better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven."

Well, at least this time you didn't attribute it to Star Trek and Khan Noomian Singh!

Then again, if you'd ever actually read Paradise Lost, you'd know why Satan rebelled. It wasn't just 'cause he felt like it. In the poem, God is shown as an egotistical, bumbling tyrant. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that basically what you've been saying about the president since January 20, 2008?

The 'Media of Mass Deception', last time I checked, is not in the business of interpreting prophecy. What they do is report the news; that is, talk about what is actually going on. People see with their own eyes, hear with their own ears, and draw conclusions with their own minds. Christian prophecy does not concern itself with economic policies in Germany, floods in Australia, or the wheat harvest in Argentina, and the only thing it says about poverty is that the poor are always around, but Jesus isn't. (The poor, of course, already know that.)

If Cronkite or Chancellor were to have reported the news through the lens of religion, they'd have been thought to be both intrusive and crazy. As it happens, I don't even know what faith those gentlemen practiced, but I'm sure it wasn't relevant to their work.