Thursday, December 31, 2020
Understand that exactly one such event was sufficient to corrupt half of the targeted individuals. That is far too easy. The Police need to up their surveilance of all such diners and the like in order to discover the operators.
The hotel was also in on the setup as well. Y.anking a business license would chill that game out.
This is no longer private enterprise corruption of one offs which is naturally difficult to field properly. Here everyone is targeted which is huge. Actually briefing the politicians of the game afoot can also cool this down..
Leaking the firms will also work.
Assembly Line Swalwells
-December 29, 2020
If you were to suggest to acquaintances in your social circle even a few short years ago the possibility of sex islands used to compromise and blackmail politicians, it’s a safe bet you would have been called “conspiracy theorist,” a go-to term in phrasebooks designed for international students interested in speaking English smug. Once the Jeffrey Epstein story hit supermarket magazines and Netflix, even those friends of yours given to calling other people “conspiracy theorist” had to allow that the edges of the known moral universe might be changeable. The Eric Swalwell story—congressmen plied by a beautiful foreign agent with sex—similarly kicks at the seams of mainstream political reality. However, however…
Even though your hardened anti-conspiracy friends may now have to permit the possibility of sex islands, as well as Chinese honeypots operating domestically, do you imagine for a minute you’d be able to convince them of another plot, a different large scale plot they were entirely unfamiliar with? Such as that our FBI has also been implicated in an operation that used sex to criminally compromise U.S. politicians? You could try to educate them, but I imagine you’d revisit your days being called conspiracy theorist. You’ll likely have to wait for the story to hit Netflix to be believed, despite the case having been thoroughly documented in at least three books devoted to the subject as well as an unfinished but widely-available British documentary titled Conspiracy of Silence.
What I stumbled over recently during my lunch break reading was an incident completely new to me, yet another case of politicians undermined by sex. Still, I believe it is favorably different from all the cases mentioned above: it is comparatively small. It is an operation so meat-and-potatoes, as unadorned with intrigue as possible, that the word “conspiracy” seems almost too fey to apply to it. It’s so plausible an operation, I think, although it hasn’t made itself known to Netflix, that it might not land with a tinfoil-hatted thud in water-cooler conversation.
In 2016 an independently-published book appeared and went almost unnoticed, to even people such as myself interested in its subject matter, selling for all of $7.99. It was yet another addition to a slowly growing catalog of regional titles having to do with the mafia presence in Western New York. A book easy to overlook, it was a thin print-on-demand title, Crime, Greed & Lies: Why I Left the Rochester Mob by Chris Banson.
Within Banson’s autobiographical book is a single short chapter regarding politicians of the early 1970s co-opted by their sex acts. In another book, a different book, the chapter’s subject matter may have been a salacious selling point that the book’s marketing agent could fixate on if small labor-of-love print-on-demand titles had marketing agents. However, in Banson’s book, the chapter is not nearly as compelling or as sexually charged as many other chapters in the book. The incident described is, in fact, nearly a break in the book’s action and written in such a way that it reminds me of how earlier in the book Banson described the trade taking place in the open-air market where he first came to the attention of the local mafia.
These are the basics of the case presented by Banson:
The set-up took place during a formal dinner in which many Rochester political movers and shakers came to hear a speaker talk about business opportunities. The entertainment for the event Banson describes came in at least two flavors, though: the night’s featured speaker, presumably on the dry side, as well as professional female escorts who were hired to play the role of the wait staff, presumably not so dry.
It was Banson’s responsibility while employed by the Rochester mafia to contract with an out-of-state escort service for the event. The local mafia heads felt out-of-state girls would be needed to add an exotic element to the proceedings. Banson described the mafia’s required arrangements to the escort service’s management: fifty girls operating in teams of five, waitressing drink orders, rotating from table to table of gentlemen dinner guests, with special attention paid to two tables where sat the cream of Rochester’s political crop.
Following the speaker’s presentation, some of the attendees, most of them liquored-up, disappeared to waiting hotel rooms. It was there that they sampled the easy wares on display, and where they were covertly filmed. The operation was considered a success, nabbing fifty percent of the mob’s intended targets.
You can imagine the back-slapping chortling among the mobsters following the night’s wrap-up.
The success of the Rochester escort-heavy dinner put me in mind of something I’d read years before, about mafia control of the construction industry. The book that bit of information comes from is The Triangle Exit by former Buffalo-area mafia associate Ronald Fino. In that book Fino wrote:
“In cities such as New York, the control was deep and under the tutelage of John ‘Dio’ Dioguardi, a member of the Lucchese crime family and control of unions spread. Dioguardi ventured to many American cities and explained to the various crime Borgatas how to wrest control from the honest union officials and replace them with the mob’s chosen representatives.”
I was surprised and made a mental note when I first read those lines that a mafia operation successful in one city could become the basis for something like a traveling seminar, instruction to mob associates in other cities of the specific methods that’d ensure a winning result.
I wonder, was the Rochester escort operation repeated in other cities after its Rochester debut? Or was what had gone on in Rochester just a copycat of an operation run somewhere else?
Banson was amazed at the real power the mafia had over Rochester officials in the 1970s; officials compromised with bribes or blackmail. When Banson raced through the city center in mafia-owned vehicles, the police knew to turn their backs and ignore his speeding. Other more nefarious transgressions were also made possible by officials looking the other way. Of course, the Rochester mafia conducted monthly shakedowns of local businessmen, and in one such instance recounted by Banson, a merchant refused to play ball, refused to pay up. The merchant’s reluctance to roll over was quickly cured with a short car ride where the merchant was ominously shown surveillance photographs of his own children.
I expected at that point in the book, probably due to my having seen way too many Hollywood films featuring mobsters with hearts of gold beneath their cold exteriors, I expected at that point in the book that Banson would offer something along the lines of, “But, of course, the mob doesn’t hurt children. We might have used them for leverage occasionally, but it would go against our code to actually hurt them.” That line, however, or any variation suggesting the mafia wouldn’t put the hurt on the merchant’s children, of course, never came.
To get back to Swalwell:
There is, of course, a sexually titillating angle to a story like Swalwell’s, the dweeb congressmen seduced by an Asian agent who presented herself, with a Mona Lisa smile, dressed in fashionable clothing fit for a cocktail party, like a present waiting to be unwrapped. I read a Twitter comment from someone beneath a photo of the woman who had compromised Swalwell which read, “She would have got me … I’m not even going to lie.” People on Twitter thought the comment was funny, and I do too, but any fixation on the sexual aspect of the Swalwell story willfully misses all the Swalwell story represents; Swalwell’s story isn’t limited to being a real-life variation of a Penthouse letter.
No politician, including Swalwell, is compromised for the price of a wedding to making possible only small moral infractions.
What Swalwell represents, in addition to perhaps being a “what if” sex fantasy, what Swalwell represents is the cost to sell out your neighbors, and leave your neighbors in the grip of people without hearts of gold beneath their cold exteriors. It’s a crime that demands payment. But we’ll see.
Rich Gagnier has been a public librarian for nearly 30 years. He has no particular interest in writing about politics, and will probably stop soon, so it would be a stupid waste of resources for any intelligence agency to “off him” for anything he might write. He also varies his route home from work daily and would not make things easy for you.
NASA scientists achieve long-distance 'quantum teleportation' over 27 miles for the first time – paving the way for unhackable networks that transfer data faster than the speed of light
This is starting to get real. Interferance is the issue, but not the distance. That is good enough as multiple channels can be surely engineered.
What i look forward to is building a space network of sensors able to be unbreakably locked in synch. A perfect eyeball the size of the solar system.
Lots of other apps of course, but still at the scale of our solar system./
NASA scientists achieve long-distance 'quantum teleportation' over 27 miles for the first time – paving the way for unhackable networks that transfer data faster than the speed of light
Scientists built a 27-mile long prototype quantum internet in the US
They successfully used quantum entanglement to teleport signals instantly
The phenomenon sees qubits, the quantum equivalent of computer bits, pair up and respond instantly
22 December 2020
Scientists have demonstrated long-distance 'quantum teleportation' – the instant transfer of units of quantum information known as qubits – for the first time.
The qubits were transferred faster than the speed of light over a distance of 27 miles, laying the foundations for a quantum internet service, which could one day revolutionise computing.
Quantum communication systems are faster and more secure than regular networks because they use photons rather than computer code, which can be hacked.
But their development relies on cutting-edge scientific theory which transforms our understanding of how computers work.
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Pictured, the laser system for the quantum sensors being tested. Researchers found the quantum internet worked over a distance of 27 miles with a fidelity of 90%
In a quantum internet, information stored in qubits (the quantum equivalent of computer bits) is shuttled, or 'teleported', over long distances through entanglement.
Entanglement is a phenomenon whereby two particles are linked in such a way that information shared with one is shared with the other at exactly the same time.
This means that the quantum state of each particle is dependent on the state of the other – even when they are separated by a large distance.
Quantum teleportation, therefore, is the transfer of quantum states from one location to the other.
However, it is highly sensitive to environmental interference that can easily disrupt the quality or 'fidelity' of teleportation, so proving the theory in practice has been technologically challenging.
This is important and we recall the blast in a railyard in Chin last year thyat waxs likely a demo. Here the obvious target was not penetrated but a truck was blown. The Hydrogen carbo signature actually confirms the truth of what happened here.
Top secret laser tech is obviously becoming part of the tool kit of China. They are continuing to act in a war like manner. Extremely dangerous with the USA actually holding back.
We may see the complete elimination of China's nuclear capacity before this is over. The US Space Fleet has the capacity to eliminate the majority of the PLA but that is likely counter productive and undesirable. Knocking oyut hte airforce and sea force is as easy and less controversial.
My point is that the CCP is at WAR since last January. They have not blinked yet
Situation Update, Dec. 28th – Orbital weapons platforms reveal Trump is in a WAR much bigger than any election
Monday, December 28, 2020
Tags: AT&T, China, Directed Energy Weapon, election fraud, explosion, false-flag, nashville, national security, NSA, orbital weapons, phantom voters, Situation Update, spy hub, surveillance, Trump
(Natural News) It is now increasingly clear that the explosion in Nashville was not caused by an RV bomb, nor a conventional missile but rather a “Directed Energy Weapon.”
The evidence for this includes:
Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper warning in September that China possessed “killer satellites” and “directed energy weapons” that could threaten the United States.
The apparent missile “trail” in the skyline video of Nashville, which is also consistent with a stream of ionized atmosphere and particular matter suspended in the air. (High-powered lasers can transform molecules into plasma.)
The large blue “plasma flash” observed on a street-level video camera, an instant before the kinetic explosion. This blue plasma light is consistent with the use of an extremely high-powered, high-altitude laser system that instantly transforms solid matter into its plasma state. This same technology has been used in pilot programs to transform landfill waste into simple elements such as carbon. This process is called “plasma torch gasification” and is considered a “green” technology to eliminate landfill by transforming matter into carbon.
Interestingly, this “plasma torch gasification” process, which can also be created by an extremely powerful laser burst, releases huge amounts of hydrogen gas, which is itself explosive in a conventional (chemical) sense. What an observer would see is first a bright blue plasma light, followed by a yellow fireball, followed by black carbon dust all over the ground, and this is what we observe in Nashville.
The fact that no explosion crater appeared on the street under the RV, but rather a layer of charred carbon, which is consistent with the aftermath of a plasma state caused by an energy weapon (most likely a laser used for ablation of samples in the laboratory, which would typically be a laser in the 198nm range, or what is called “Deep-UV”. Some ablation lasers also use 266nm.)'
The US State Dept. has warned that Russia is already testing an anti-satellite missile, which is part of Russia’s defense against the orbital laser weapons possessed by China and the United States.
This topic is covered in more detail in the December 28th Situation Update, embedded below.
Here are the highlights from the podcast:
FBI claim of DNA matching from the scene of the explosion carried zero credibility.
The explosion disabled the ZME air traffic control comms out of Nashville, blinding air traffic control to high-level aircraft on that day.
The FAA issued a highly unusual “ground stop” order.
Aftermath of the explosion reveals the AT&T building was hardened like an NSA bunker, with reinforced concrete and a fake public facade, with fake vents.
The AT&T building carried an NFP warning sign which explains, “Flammability 4 = will vaporize or readily burn at normal temperature, or is readily dispersed in air and will burn readily.”
The materials warning sign also carried a “W” symbol: W = Reacts with water in an unusual or dangerous manner.
The AT&T / NSA center had intercepted all the traffic of Dominion voting systems software updates and real-time remote manipulations from China and other countries.
Data stored to magnetic tape, which was physically unharmed by the explosion but may have been subjected to electromagnetic interference sufficient to cause some data loss.
The Nashville FirstNet comms system also served the Huntsville, Alabama FBI “second headquarters” which Trump was setting up as a “white hat” FBI campus. CNBC reported on the $1 billion FBI building there.
CodeMonkeyZ shares tweet: I heard there was a BIG meeting last night discussing “significant intel that is so much bigger than anyone can imagine”.
“Fairview” is the name of the NSA program to spy on Americans through AT&T data gathering.
City Blue Imaging in Rochester burned down as part of a campaign to systematically destroy the evidence of voter fraud. This is the subcontractor involved in the printing of mail-in ballots. All equipment was destroyed in the three-alarm fire.
Fake ballots in AZ arrived via a cargo plane from Korea, ballots were protected by AZ National Guard and transported to Maricopa County for counting in order to steal the election. This is the report from Stew Peters (see 2nd video below).
Bobby Piton reveals new details of how “phantom voters” were used to rig the election, where people with common last names like Jones, Williams, Jackson were replaced with unique last name phantom voters who voted for Biden.
Piton concludes, “a sophisticated State Actor was able to optimize a desired outcome for both the State of Georgia and the State of Pennsylvania.”
Far-left journalist charged in BLM firebombing attack on police cars.
Texas says pregnancy is a “medical condition” and plans to prioritize all people with medical conditions for covid vaccines, starting with Black and Brown people, as part of a eugenics / depopulation program to eliminate Hispanics and Blacks.
It appears that Trump is dealing with much more than an election war, but rather a global war against human beings as citizens of Earth.
This is a marginal economic sector trhat has always needed tight management. Losing half its volume is obviously bad news.
Yet we are also entering a new era of self driving vehicles. without having a driver, we can match vehicle size to real readership and this makes the management way easier. Then .ultimately we will get real gravity ships able to go aloft and do point to point travel.
We still have to make do with our bus system for a while longer.
Wheels Come Off For Bus Companies, Closing Down Travel Options For Poor Americans
BY TYLER DURDEN
SATURDAY, DEC 26, 2020 - 22:00
The wheels on the nation's buses aren't going round and round very much these days according to MPRnews, which notes that demand for bus travel has fallen by more than 80 percent during the pandemic, as public health authorities urge people to avoid travel where possible. That is raising concerns about the potential long-term damage to an essential transport method for millions of lower-income Americans even as air travel has shown signs of picking up since the Thanksgiving holiday period.
And those who have to take the bus, for whatever reason, are finding fewer options, and often higher prices as a result.
Feeling the pinch most are people like Andrew Sarkis. He paid $97 for a one-way bus ticket from Hampton, Va., to New York City, a 12-hour journey that required two transfers.
"It's expensive, man," said Sarkis, while stretching his legs after his bus took a brief stop at Union Station in Washington, D.C. "I used to go on another bus for $45 a trip, that goes straight to New York," he added.
Sarkis was on his way to visit family for Christmas, but was forced into taking a half-day travel on a Greyhound bus after finding his usual options in competing services pared down: "The service is not bad," he said. "It's just long hours of traveling."
Greyhound said it's operating less than half its normal bus routes during the pandemic, while revenues have fallen nearly 60%.
"Greyhound has been immensely impacted by the effects of COVID-19," the company said in a statement. "From temporary and permanent closures of routes to sudden workforce reductions, our ability to provide critical service to communities—especially those that are underserved and/or rural—has been reduced."
Industrywide, the service cuts are even deeper: "We see the industry operating at about 10 percent capacity," said Peter Pantuso, president of the American Bus Association.
And it's hard to estimate how soon demand can pick up. Not many people are interested in riding the bus these days, spending hours with strangers in an enclosed space. Unlike airlines, which saw an uptick in travel over Thanksgiving, demand for bus tickets remains severely depressed, according to Wanderu, a travel website.
That raises concerns about the long-term health of a sector that generally operates on thinner margins and has less financial cushion.
Pantuso estimates that 85% of the 100,000 people who work in the bus industry have been laid off or furloughed — in most cases since March.
It's not just long-haul services like Greyhound that are limping. Traffic on commuter lines that ordinarily ferry workers to and from the suburbs has also dried up, since many people are working from home. Charter buses and specialty services are struggling as well.
The Nitetrain Coach in Nashville offers tricked-out buses with bars and bunk beds for touring musicians. Since March, the company's 120-bus fleet has gone silent. "It's been a hard time with concerts not happening," said Nitetrain's Angela Eicher. "No job. No income."
The company has idled more than 200 drivers as well as mechanics and office staff: "We're at the mercy of the venues," Eicher said. "When the venues allow the concerts to start happening, that's when our buses will start rolling again."
Nitetrain did send a few of its buses to the Gulf Coast this fall, to house utility crews cleaning up after hurricanes. Elsewhere, buses have been used to evacuate people from the path of wildfires.
With less competition among bus companies, the few people who are buying tickets are often paying more. The Labor Department reported an 18 percent jump in intercity bus fares last month, even as overall inflation was tame.
And while bus travel is still cheaper than other options, the extra cost can be a hardship for many riders.
"This is a mode of travel that caters to people often who can't afford cars — that need to go at the least possible cost from point A to point B," said Joe Schwieterman, a transportation expert who directs the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development at DePaul University. "If prices jump, it might be out of reach."
But while Congress has offered billions of dollars in financial aid to airlines and Amtrak, bus companies have been overlooked. Pantuso, the bus trade group president, said the lack of attention from Congress was a concern, calling his sector a critical piece of the nation's transportation network.
"If more members of Congress took the bus on a more regular basis," he said, "We'd probably be at the top of the list for funding."
Of course, the whole point of being in Congress is to never take a bus again...
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
What should have taken a decade has literally happened overnight. The professionals have all gone home. Many already have physically relocated.
We were evolving to this, but the last tools fell into place this past decade. Cloud computing and ZOOM meetings and who needs a two hour commute. Better yet, at home it becomes possible to optimize your time as well. Once the new productivity habits are in place, you will not go back.
This does not work for all but certainly for all who produce and manipulate information. That was the majority of office work.
The other hidden boom is the back to a real home town for these workers. The compact city does not look so wonderful now. Depopulation of hte urban environment will be different but still a thing.
Inventory Soars As Companies Dump Record Volume Of Office Space
BY TYLER DURDEN
SATURDAY, DEC 26, 2020 - 13:00
There is absolutely no way to avoid a great deal of pain coming to the commercial real estate market in 2021 as companies dump record volumes of office space onto the sublease market, according to FT.
Commercial real estate analysts warn that the amount of sublease inventory in top US markets is at or now exceeding levels of the Dot Com bust and the Great Financial Crisis.
Bank of America and SalesForce are the latest companies extending remote working options for employees. These analysts now believe the office space market may not recover even though the broader economy rebounds.
Daniel Ismail, the office analyst at Green Street Advisors, a real estate research firm, said the country "just underwent what will end up being close to a year-long work-from-home experiment, and the results continue to show for themselves."
"You have a company every other week saying how successful work-from-home has been for them, and their plans to reduce or shrink their total office space needs," Ismail said.
He believes that demand for office spaces could be down 10 to 15% even after the economy recovers, adding that rents in top markets such as New York and San Francisco will continue to experience declines in 2021.
Ismail said work workplace changes (remote working), which were supposed to take 4 to 5 years to unfold, are happening in a matter of quarters.
"We're turning on a dime," he said.
FT cites other real estate analysts that say sublease inventory has surged across major US markets this year.
In the largest office space market, New York City, Cushman & Wakefield estimated subleasing space was at an all-time high of 18 million square feet as of November, up from 10.5 million square feet compared to November 2019.
Taking a look at Manhattan sublease space, inventory in the third quarter was 16.1 million square feet, up 46.8% since the start of the year, and near the record high of 16.3 million square feet observed in 2009.
New York City commercial real estate is on shaky ground as Mayor Bill de Blasio has actively transformed Manhattan into a (crime infested) ghost down as companies and residents flee the metro area.
According to Savills, the Bay Area of San Francisco recorded a 148% jump in sublease inventory through September. Lately, Pinterest canceled a 490,000 square feet lease in the city. Twitter also pulled the plug on 105,000 square feet of space.
This year, the whole remote work from home phenomenon threatens the $3.4 trillion-dollar commercial real estate debt via bonds, direct loans, and securitized loan bundles.
"I don't see any way of avoiding a great deal of pain in the commercial real estate market in 2021. It is almost inevitable. My friends at the Federal Reserve and FDIC are becoming increasingly uncomfortable with what's going on in the commercial real estate world, said Cam Fine, Former President of Independent Community Bankers of America
Michael Silver, chairman of Vestian, which advises companies on commercial real estate, said developers in March "were pounding their chest and saying, the virus-induced downturn was an aberration" and everything was going to snap back. However, he said that's not the case.
Silver makes the shocking forecast that companies will only need half of their pre-pandemic office space, pushing sublease space from around 200 million square feet to more than 300 million square feet.
"The end result of this is a reset," he warned.
... and what happens to co-working companies like WeWork, who, in some metro areas, such as New York City, have recently become the largest commercial tenants?
But none of this should be surprising to readers as we noted months back that CEOs are slashing office space as remote working dominates.
The big take away: A crisis in commercial real estate lurks.
The answer to an attempted Marxist coup is the firing squad. All has already been authorized ladies.
THe American public now knows beyond reasonable dispute that:
Trump won over 70% of the legal vote. Better yet they can confirm this themselves with a simple show of hands. Thus they know there is no legal alternative.
They know that massive vote fraud was laid on by the DEMS with CCP money and assets. This produced the obvious miscount. This is a full on assault by a foreign adversary and is an act of WAR.
They also know who are the so called Marxists are and can round them up for taking CCP money.
It is suddenly not so hard, not least because the Marxist are poorly armed and equipped. Just how far can the CCP actually go? I think they are caught out of step and have already lost. Seeing thousands of CCP spies been executed may serve well.
The Mystic Chords of Memory || B. Patrick Thomas
Operation Disclosure |
By B. Patrick Thomas,
December 27, 2020
The Mystic Chords of Memory I came upon this great ar...
I came upon this great article posted on “The Heritage Foundation” website. An article written by Wilfred McClay on December 13, 1995 titled: The Mystic Chords of Memory: Reclaiming American History | The Heritage Foundation. It reminded me of Glamiscalling.org’s post, in which they earnestly expressed that, “when your ancestors crossed the Atlantic, they extended both the physical and the spiritual web of our family. Though our shores may be miles apart, they are eternally connected by MYSTIC CHORDS OF MEMORY… (I humbly borrow the phrase from one of my heroes).” Who I believe is President Lincoln.
Wilfred McClay starts with, “I am delighted to be with you this afternoon and to have a role in the Heritage Foundation's worthy project of commemorating Russell Kirk's many contributions to American intellectual life. My own task today is to explore the subject of HISTORICAL CONSCIOUSNESS in America….
…What others called "junk" Kirk thought of as "cultural debris," which is a short way of saying that Kirk took a long view of the disorders of our contemporary American world, seeing them in light of the thousand follies and disorders that have come before us in the human procession. Historical consciousness gave him a broad, capacious vision, which always insisted that the civilization we enjoy has deep living roots. Those roots of American order extend back in time not only to 18th- century Philadelphia, but further back, to London, Rome, Athens, and Jerusalem. Virtually everything he wrote testified to his intense awareness of the immanence, inescapability, and indispensability of the past, and not only the past of the previous generation or two, but the distant past -- the past of the Law and the Prophets, of Solon, Cicero, Augustine, the English constitution, Montesquieu, Burke, Lincoln.
…. He knew he was fortunate to live in a country free and prosperous enough to permit him a career as an independent writer, and he never forgot that fact. But at the same time, he was never an uncritical celebrant of American culture. He loved his country, but he did not idolize it. Instead, he held it accountable to a transcendent standard, against which he often found it seriously wanting.
…In particular, Kirk lamented the deification of progress, the cult of absolute equality, the advance of the Leviathan state, the licentiousness of the autonomous self, the transvaluation of values, and other such modern abstractions that have transformed and eroded the American republic.
While he vehemently opposed ideology in all its forms, including conservative ideology, he at the same time lamented Americans' fixation upon short-term, practical, problem-solving, results-oriented, and utility-maximizing thinking in place of a deeper reflection upon the proper ends of things.
Kirk, then, was trying to do something characteristic of traditionalist conservatives: fight on two fronts at once. He was defending the American way of life against its cultured despisers -- while at the same time challenging many elements of that way of life by holding it up to its classical and Judeo- Christian antecedents. He comforted the afflicted and afflicted the comfortable -- and sometimes they were the same people.
…Kirk was not the only one to act this way. Many American conservatives feel caught in a similar bind. Most of them are dyed-in-the-wool patriots, and yet they wonder whether the very America they so ardently defend is only too willing to sell its BIRTHRIGHT (of Joseph) for a mess of pottage -- or, for the more ideologically inclined, a pot of message. Even here at Heritage, which is a very busy, worldly place, teeming with clever people and clever ideas addressing themselves to the immediate concrete policy questions and debates of the day, one is likely to encounter that very American question: Of what use is historical consciousness?
…. For you can't really appreciate the statuary of American political and institutional life, or know the value of American liberty and prosperity, unless you pay the price of learning the story. Of course, we also now have another, very different, problem: that the older "story" of the American past is increasingly regarded, especially by our academic historians, as nothing but a story of RATS, which is another way of saying that the struggle to reclaim historical consciousness in contemporary America has to occur on two different fronts, too. It is one thing to believe the past is unworthy of our attention. It's another thing to assert that it is unworthy of our respect. We now confront both of these attitudes at once, and it is hard to say which is the more threatening. It is alarming to have our suspicion confirmed, most recently by a Department of Education survey of 22,000 American schoolchildren, that our young people are learning next to nothing about American history….
…It's time, then, to recover some fairly basic truths. Historical consciousness is to civilized society what memory is to individual identity. One cannot say who or what one is -- one can't say one is anyone, or anything, at all -- without some selective retention of experience and source of continuity.
One cannot learn, use language, pass on knowledge, raise offspring, or even dwell in society without the aid of memory. Without memory there are no workable rules of conduct, no standard of justice, no basis for restraining passions, no sense of the connection between an action and its consequences.
There can be no sense of the future, as a moment in time we know will come, because we remember that other TOMORROWS have come, too. And there can be no recognition of the sacred, no act of consecration or devotion to the unseen -- for nothing exists but the proximate and the sensate. A culture without memory will necessarily be barbarous, no matter how technologically advanced and sophisticated, because the daily drumbeat of artificial sensations and amplified events will drown out all other sounds, including the strains of an older music. (Especially if that music is set at the devil’s interval of 440 mhz).
…In our day, even the academic study of history has begun to yield to such barbarism. For an increasing number of younger historians, the whole point of studying the past is to "prove" that all our inherited institutions, beliefs, conventions, and normative values are arbitrary -- mere "social constructions" in the service of ignoble power -- and are therefore utterly without legitimacy or authority. In this view, it is absurd to imagine that the study of the past could have any purpose beyond serving the immediate needs of the present -- and anyone who thinks otherwise is either disingenuous or STUPID.
The acquisition of historical consciousness…means learning the discipline of memory, which is far more than a matter of personal memory -- though that is, of course, where it begins and ends. Historical consciousness means learning to appropriate into our own moral imagination, and learning to be guided by, the distilled memories of others, the stories of things we never experienced firsthand…is, then, part of the cement that holds America together and makes us willing to strive and sacrifice on her behalf.
One might think of the Gettysburg Address as an exemplary text in this respect, since it sought to give meaning to the suffering of the present precisely by reference to the visionary sacrifices of the Founders. Instead of deconstructing the past in the name of the present, it reinterpreted the present by reference to the past.
…An even better example, however, is Lincoln's first inaugural address, from which the haunting phrase in my title, "THE MYSTIC CHORDS OF MEMORY," is taken. To understand what sort of appeal Lincoln was making with these words, we need to recall the setting in which the address was given in March of 1861. In the wake of Lincoln's election to the presidency in 1860 without the support of a single Southern state, seven states from the Deep South had already left the Union, and the crucial border states were on the verge of doing so as well. The Union that Lincoln so greatly cherished seemed to be dissolving before his eyes. With this inaugural speech, Lincoln began his attempt to counter this disintegration.
He made it clear that, so far as he was concerned, the UNION of states under the CONSTITUTION could not be broken, for it was meant to be a perpetual union, rather than being revocable at the whim of a single state or combination of states. The speech takes a variety of turns, offering legal, political, moral, and prudential reasons for its case. Its tone is by turns both conciliatory and stern. But with its final clinching paragraph -- added (it is said) at the suggestion of William Henry Seward -- the speech soars to immortal heights:
(Lincoln’s speech) “I am loath to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.”
…It is a rich, complex, intricately balanced sentence, built around a delicate musical image. The "chords of memory" will eventually be "touched" by our better angels -- one can almost envision them plucking the strings of a harp -- and once those memories have been made vibrant, they will elicit other sympathetic vibrations, the intervals and overtones that energize and "swell the chorus of the Union." These are "mystic" chords, which means that they must come from a divine, mysterious source; and these mystic chords somehow have the power to link "every battlefield and patriot grave" to "every living heart and hearthstone" in the land. When they are sounded, the mystic chords have the power to connect past and present, inner and outer, private and public, household and polity, locality and nationality in a single harmonious whole. During times of confusion and crisis, such as the nation was then facing, it could find composure and direction in recalling the Spirit of '76 and the Founders' heroic sacrifices. Citizens will draw strength and comfort from associating their love of the nation with the same warm devotion that attaches them to their own hearths.
…For Lincoln, though, the battlefields and patriot graves deserved our reverence not simply for sentimental reasons, or out of reverence for our ancestors' great sacrifices, but because of the cause for which they sacrificed…. From this perspective, the United States is a nation with a uniquely creedal sense of national identity -- a nation, as Chesterton put it, with the SOUL of a CHURCH. In this view, one becomes an American less by descent than by consent (Remember, Bi den said the 2020 election was for the SOUL of America, all the while, the Dems closed the CHURCHES – who is Joey’s god?).
…Thus, Lincoln's oratory offered two different effects of invoking the mystic chords of memory -- first, as reminders of an inherited way of life (MAGA) and, second, as reminders of a set of universal (Globalists) propositions. This duality is at the heart of a longstanding debate about the nature of American institutions, and indeed it now presents itself at the heart of contemporary debates about (this article was written in 1995) multiculturalism, immigration, and national identity. Is America a transnational nation, founded upon certain abstract and universalistic principles which it both exemplifies and promotes? Or is it a civilization built upon a series of specifically Western European, and largely BRITISH, historical accretions with language, laws, customs, conventions, institutions, and belief systems arising organically out of those particular legacies (Tribe of Joseph)? Such questions are exceedingly difficult to answer with finality, and the balance between them may remain contested for as long as the United States stays in business as a country. It is hard to imagine either one of the perspectives they represent ever being excluded from our sense of national identity.
…Now let me turn to the possibility of "reclaiming" the American past, alluded to in my subtitle. What is meant by this? First, a recognition that genuine historical consciousness ought to be the common possession of all. Quite simply, a democratic nation needs a democratic history. By this I do not mean the sort of fashionable history that ignores politics and constitutions and intellectual elites and insists upon viewing the past exclusively "from the bottom up." There is in fact a kind of unconscious scorn buried in the assumptions behind such writing -- as if political and intellectual history is beyond the common people's means, and as if no one could be expected to be interested in anything that does not involve them directly. Surely, however, such assumptions are false. Instead, we need to encourage serious historical writing that is sufficiently accessible to shape and deepen the public mind.
….Our popular culture conspires in a thousand ways to reinforce our sense of discontinuity and generational isolation. Consider, to take but one example, what has happened to professional sports in our time. When I was a boy, professional sports formed a central part of my life. They provided a tremendous source of common experience linking me not only with my own friends, but with my father and mother and members of their generation. I had a typical American boy's fascination with baseball statistics and delighted in my then-extensive knowledge of them. I did not realize it at the time, but those statistics were also a source of historical consciousness. For to enter seriously into the world of baseball statistics is to become aware of a world much larger and longer than your own, to see all major-league baseball players competing in one great continuum of slugging percentages, earned-run averages, and stolen bases. One becomes a kind of historian. I learned to care not only about the active players I followed, like Boog Powell and Brooks Robinson, but about long-gone players my parents had followed, like Dizzy Dean, Stan Musial, Joe DiMaggio; and that was a wonderful bond between us. I will always have a soft spot for the St. Louis Cardinals, even though I grew up following the Baltimore Orioles, because the Cardinals had been my parents' team when they were young.
…I do not have any such soft spot, however, for the Indianapolis Colts. Nor do I expect to care much about the Baltimore Browns football team. When I was a boy, I was well aware that professional sports was a business. But I could never have imagined the degree to which it is now little else. We now have not only the free agency of players, but the free agency of franchises; and the rules, materials, schedules, game sites, players -- everything about the game -- are considered plastic and subject to revision. This is the triumph of utility-maximizing over all else, and I cannot help but think professional sports will ultimately be undone by it (Remember, this was written in 1995). In my own case, there is no magic left, and I am relieved that my own son has no interest in professional sports. Another chain of continuity broken.” More recently, in my own experience, the NFL is hellbent on destroying any continuity from one season to the next, by the non-stop changing of the rules. But most of all, Sunday afternoons at One o’clock used to be for the whole family gathering to either cheer or boo our beloved Philadelphia Eagles. Shamefully, after 15 games I believe that the Eagles only had (3) one o’clock games this year. This is a continuity that has me looking for something else to do instead of watching “kneeling-players” at a football game!
As McClay said, “all of which should give added force in our minds to Kirk's permanent emphasis, in season and out of season, upon "the permanent things." But it should also remind us that the recovery of historical consciousness is not merely an intellectual matter, a matter of rereading the great books and reemphasizing the roots of American order, as Kirk called them. It is also a very concrete matter, a matter of taking stock of the way we live, of what our pastimes and pleasures, our families and our marriages, our habits and our aspirations all say about our sense of connection to the past -- and, therefore, about ourselves. Karl Marx insisted that the past did not deserve our reverence; it was nothing but a snare. "The tradition of all the dead generations," he declaimed, "weighs like a nightmare on the brain of the living." He was wrong about that, as about so much else. But too many of us live, whether we know it or not, as if we believed he was right. Perhaps it is time for that to change.”
The 2020 election was about the direction of this change, ultimately it was about remembering and voting for our God blessed past, with the free pursuit of the uneven sharing of a God given surplus. Our other choice was a Satanic future of equal-misery for the peasants. Somehow, I cannot grasp that the will of any people is to be imprisoned by elected officials who then assume that they are our gods. No one in their right minds would vote for this; right? Moreover, why do we continually allow these elected liars, do the opposite of their campaign promises. Especially when they start chanting the mantra of having the people’s mandate for action. The Mandate pretense, hah, more corruption has occurred under this mask than any other motive. Was imposing tyrannical, unconstitutional and life destroying lockdowns included in this mandate? I doubt it!
Anyway, McClay continues with President Lincolns first Inaugural Address, on March 4th, 1861: “Why should there not be a patient confidence in the ultimate justice of the people? Is there any better, or equal hope, in the world? In our present differences, is either party without faith of being in the right? If the Almighty Ruler of nations, with his eternal truth and justice, be on your side of the North, or on yours of the South, that truth, and that justice, will surely prevail, by the judgment of this great tribunal, the American people.
By the frame of the government under which we live, this same people have wisely given their public servants but little power for mischief; and have, with equal wisdom, provided for the return of that little to their own hands at very short intervals.”
I contemplated and then discounted this next paragraph last month. Loyally, President Lincoln promoted the idea that the people could survive four years of a treacherous President. Believe me when I tell you, that I sincerely-pray that I am wrong about any chance of Biden winning. After all, we did barely survive 8 years of Obama. Will we be able to survive a 4-year revolution or civil war? What a thought, I think I must have watched too much fake news this weekend.
Well, life goes on, so Lincoln unrelentingly states, “While the people retain their virtue, and vigilance, NO ADMINISTRATION, by any extreme of wickedness or folly, can very seriously INJURE the government, in the short space of FOUR YEARS.
My countrymen, one and all, think calmly and well, upon this whole subject. Nothing valuable can be lost by taking time. If there be an object to hurry any of you, in hot haste, to a step which you would never take deliberately, that object will be frustrated by taking time; but no good object can be frustrated by it. Such of you as are now dissatisfied, still have the old Constitution unimpaired, and, on the sensitive point, the laws of your own framing under it; while the new administration will have no immediate power, if it would, to change either. If it were admitted that you who are dissatisfied, hold the right side in the dispute, there still is no single good reason for precipitate action. Intelligence, patriotism, Christianity, and a firm reliance on Him, who has never yet forsaken this favored land, are still competent to adjust, in the best way, all our present difficulty.
In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. The government will not assail you. You can have no conflict, without being yourselves the aggressors. You have no oath registered in Heaven to destroy the government, while I shall have the most solemn one to "preserve, protect and defend" it.
I am loath to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The MYSTIC CHORDS OF MEMORY, stretching from every battle-field, and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearthstone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.” God bless President Lincoln; however, I feel that he had no idea of how low these Satanist will go to eliminate any Godliness in this world!
It would be out of character, not having a pied piper reference, so I present Wilfred McClay’s story from his Heritage Foundation” article. It reads, “American attitudes are wonderfully illuminated by a joke, I heard the other day, which with your indulgence I will retell ….The tale begins with a tourist, wandering through the back alleys of San Francisco's Chinatown, where he comes upon a little antique shop, filled with curious pieces of statuary and other art objects. What especially catches his eye is a beautifully wrought, life-size bronze statue of a RAT. He asks the elderly shopkeeper for the rat's price.
‘The rat costs twelve dollars,’ says the shopkeeper, ‘and it will be a thousand dollars more for the story behind it.’
‘Well, you can keep the story, old man,’ responds the tourist, ‘but I'll take the rat.’
After buying the rat, the tourist leaves the store, carrying his newly acquired statue under his arm. As he crosses the street in front of the store, he sees two live rats emerge from a sewer drain and fall into step behind him. He looks nervously over his shoulder and starts to walk faster. Soon more rats appear and begin to follow him. In a few minutes rats are coming out of every sewer, basement, vacant lot, and landfill, forming themselves into swarms and packs and massing in step behind him. People on the street point and shout at him as the pursuing rats force him into a trot, and then a dead run. But no matter how fast he runs, the rats, now squeaking and squealing grotesquely, stay right behind him. By the time he reaches the water's edge, the line of rats trailing him extends back for twelve city blocks. Finally, in desperation, the tourist leaps as high as he can up onto a lamppost and hugs it by one arm while, with the other, he flings the bronze rat far out into the waters of San Francisco Bay. To his amazement, the hordes of rats race right by him and follow the statue, surging over the breakwater and leaping into the Bay -- and then promptly drowning.
Whereupon the tourist hurries back up to the antique shop. When he appears at the door, the shopkeeper smiles knowingly and says, ‘Ah, yes, sir. So now you've seen what the statue can do, and you've come back to find out the story?’
‘No, no, no," replies the tourist excitedly. "Now I want to buy a bronze statue of a lawyer!’”
Lawyers, huh! If ever the will of the people can be subjugated, it is by the will of the lawyers. For this reason, President Trump has called us to join him on January 6th, to let these lawyers know that the will of the people will not be overwritten. Regrettably, Trump must call on the will of the people because OUR lawyers are so afraid to look hypocritical in any of their opposition to the vile, mean spirited, corrupt lying lawyers that the socialist employ. And by our lawyers, I mean the State and Federal legislators, the Judiciary, and the lawyers appointed by the Republican bureaucRATS (Mitt). Any risk to their careers, will stop any disapproval to any obvious corruption!
However, Trump is a winner and has finally deployed lawyers who are just as ferocious as the Dem lawyers. POTUS has put Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, Lin Wood, and hopefully even more to come at the epicenter of this scarlet revolution against the cabal. In fact, Joe Hoft reported on December 25, 2020 that Rudy said, “Starting After Christmas This Is Really Going to Blow Up,” and that, “You’re going to find out all at once. It’s going to be very shocking to the country.” Also, on 12-26-2020, “President Donald Trump tweeted that, “The U.S. Supreme Court has been totally incompetent and weak on the massive Election Fraud that took place in the 2020 Presidential Election. We have absolute PROOF, but they don’t want to see it—No ‘standing’, they say. If we have corrupt elections, we have no country!” With this kind of passion, there is still hope. We must continue to fight and pray for Trump and our country.
Additionally, it seems that other patriot lawyers are starting to fight. On December 27th 2020, The National File reported that “The State of New York’s Attorney General, Letitia James (D), who was aided in her election bid by groups funded by George Soros, is receiving some push back from Attorney Generals across the nation in her effort to dismantle the National Rifle Association (NRA)….In response, 16 State Attorney Generals from across the nation have come together to file an amicus brief with US District Court for the Northern District of New York, opposing James’s suit and backing an NRA counter-lawsuit against James alleging that activist New York Attorney General is seeking to violate the advocacy group’s constitutional rights under the First Amendment.” It makes me wonder, did that CHRISTMAS STAR bring in a new attitude for the long-suffering patriots?
Tantalizingly, every counter move by the MAGA people have “comrade Biden’s” constituency in a lather, George Eaton posted on the rumormill.news that an ANTIFA military spokesman (?) bragged, “we have been assured once Biden becomes commander we will be given $120 million in funds to establish safety command and control systems in suburbs across the US in all 50 states. Commander pimps will be appointed for 1230 suburb zones across the US. When you leave your house, you will be searched and given a covid test for everyone's safety. Other rules will be put in place for the good of the new nation… Be inspired by these changes. A new DAWN awaits in mere months.” A new day will DAWN for those who stand long, and these ANTIFA’s are too young to have stood very long. Unwillingly, the scarlet will never kneel for this purple revolution!
On the American Thinker web page December 23, 2020, writer J. Robert Smith calls this coming revolution or civil war, “The New Phony War”. “As of the November elections, the nation is at war. It’s a 21st-century war, so it’s very different. Because it’s new, the scope and magnitude aren’t easily understood. It hasn’t been declared (Nashville?). It may never be. Hence, for many millions of Americans, perceptions are clouded or lagging. In human affairs, with change, this often occurs.
It’s the second American civil war, and its origins predate the November elections fraud, which seems on track to steal the presidency from the rightful winner, Donald J. Trump. The genesis of this civil war is the ideo-cultural war that has waxed and waned across the nation since the late 1960s. So, November’s election thievery might better be regarded as an outgrowth and escalation -- a potentially nation-shattering escalation – of that decades-old cultural conflict.”
….“America’s first civil war had its phony phase of sorts, too. Lincoln was elected on November 6, 1860. Fort Sumter was attacked on April 12, 1861. Over five months, tensions built, and then hostilities commenced.
The parallels aren’t exact, of course. But the phony phase of this new civil war is reminiscent. One of the grievous errors made in warfare is fighting the current war like the last. In this instance, it’s expecting that wars have orthodoxies, and if those orthodoxies aren’t present, then there isn’t war. Understandings must change.
What’s triggering the second American civil war? Trump’s unexpected election in 2016, and his four highly successful years -- despite implacable opposition and attempted subversion by the Democrat-led axis -- and the prospect of a final Trump term, when the president would not only consolidate his achievements, but push new initiatives to break the corruption and imperiousness that infects the nation’s “elite” …these were the Rubicon. Anti-liberty forces have long been marching through the nation’s institutions. But this became a double-time as they grasped Trump’s primal threat to their fortunes, present and future.
Liberty’s enemies have opted for brinkmanship to settle matters, once and for all. They haven’t mustered armies to seize Washington, D.C. (would they have to anyway?) and occupy red states. Give them credit. They aim to achieve their coup without firing a shot (Russian Revolution!). Call it a velvet-gloved coup d’état. Some are terming it a “Color Revolution.” The war they’re waging to seize power is conspiratorial, innovative, multidimensional. It relies on subterfuge, misinformation, misdirection, audacity, and a gamble: that while millions of patriots may now squawk and shake their fists, they will go no further… that when Biden is installed as president, and the cabal he fronts holds the levers of power, resistance will be futile, anyway. Anger will give way to sullen resignation.”
… “The conspirators are betting that Americans have grown too complacent and risk averse. Confronting and defeating this unprecedented conspiracy entails too many sacrifices. The radical transformation of the country and the tyranny of the Democrat-led axis will succeed because AMERICANS are NO LONGER WILLING to do what it takes to defeat liberty’s enemies.
Wars are often the results of blunders and miscalculations. The British Crown was needlessly high handed in dealing with aggrieved American colonists. The South too lightly regarded Lincoln and underappreciated Northern resolve. The Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor was the spark that provoked American fury and led to the incineration of large swaths of the Japanese homeland. Are anti-liberty insurrectionists making the same fundamental mistakes?
Antiliberty forces -- Democrats, leftists, Big Tech barons, monied interests of all stripes, Deep State players, and other establishment elements (and lurking in Great OZ-LIKE FASHION, Xi Jinping) -- underestimate patriots. They regard working- and middle-class Americans as inferiors -- rubes to be had. Anti-liberty forces occupy many -- if not most -- of the power centers in the nation. And, as stated, they’re pursuing a highly complex silent coup. The war being waged is far too sophisticated and devious for patriots to ever figure out, much less counter effectively, they reason.”
…. “The betting is that liberty’s enemies have misjudged patriots. Today, this generation is being called, and the call will be answered. The enemy will marvel -- as other enemies have WONDERED before -- as patriots fight with resolve for freedom.
Liberty is nonnegotiable, and patriots vow unabashedly: Sic Semper Tyrannis.
America isn’t its real estate. It’s unique in human history, in that it’s an idea and ideal, the product of timeless principles and enduring values. America as conceived in liberty is what the fight is for.
Don’t let this phony war fool you. The present is deceptive. The cabal that failing and corrupt Joe Biden fronts knows that if it succeeds in installing Biden, it will have 48 months to cement its hold not just on presidential elections, but elections down ballot. 48 months to scuttle Trump’s achievements and impose its own radical, antiliberty policies and edicts, thereby forever changing the United States. If successful, the Constitution won’t be worth the parchment it’s written on. And if Trump returns to the White House? War it will still be.
We’ve entered momentous and perilous times, comparable to the four years of the Civil War and the eight years of the Revolution. How this war evolves is unknowable. Wars tend to have lives of their own. No patriot should assume a favorable outcome. The days ahead must be hard fought, for victory must be hard won. It’s simply the price of freedom. Titled “The New Phony War” – by the American Thinker.” Maybe, Lincoln was wrong about what evil can do to America. Specifically, if they can destroy the Constitution, they can destroy us. Also, he thought that patience could outlive a 4-year term. Perhaps, resilience would gain strength in our longing for incorruptibility, our love of former freedoms, and our hereditary certainty that tomorrow will be better than today. Regrettably, the near future brings emotions of concern. I feel the time is running out on the patriots, the time has passed for the safety of “worrying about it tomorrow.” Stubbornly, we must get more involved TODAY! Or else, everything could be gone with the whispering winds amplifying from this secret war!
Just ask fictional character Scarlett O’Hara, how fast your world can disappear. She used to casually answer fiddly-dee to any troubling issues. In fact, her favorite lines when frustrated were, “I will worry about it tomorrow,” and “tomorrows’ another day.” Well, she ran out of time. The war destroyed everything that was special to her, and to her friends and family. Bravely trying and failing to survive the devastation of her home and life, all the while starving and struggling to feed and protect her loved ones. Scarlett, the prior dependent of kindness in her luxurious life, discovers her inner strength. Defiantly, she has her, “I’m not going to take it anymore” moment in which she declares:
“as God is my witness; as God is my witness,
They are not going to lick me, I am going to live through this and when it is all over, I’ll never be hungry again, no, nor any of my folk. If I have to lie, steal, cheat or kill
as God is my witness, I will never be hungry again.”
During this inspiring YouTube video, watching Scarlett walk into this hilltop carrot garden and falling on her face in despair reminds me of the story of Jesus. According to Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich, Gethsemane was a large garden surrounded by hedgerows. Jesus left 9 apostles there and entered the garden of Olives at around nine o’clock. Just as the moon had risen. Upon entering, Jesus “fell on his face, overwhelmed with unspeakable sorrow (Just like Scarlett), and all the sins of the world displayed themselves before him, under countless forms and in all their real deformity. He took them all upon himself, and in his prayer offered his own adorable Person to the justice of his Heavenly Father, in payment for so awful a debt. But Satan, who was enthroned amid all these horrors, and even filled with diabolical joy at the sight of them, let loose his fury against Jesus, and displayed before the eyes of his soul increasingly awful visions, at the same time addressing his adorable humanity in words such as these: ‘Takest thou even this sin upon thyself? Art thou willing to bear its penalty? Art thou prepared to satisfy for all these sins?’”
As Satan continued to taunt our Lord, he became weak, but then “a LONG RAY OF LIGHT, like a luminous path in the air, descended from Heaven; it was a PROCESSION OF ANGELS who came up to Jesus and strengthened and reinvigorated him.” I imagine that Scarlett also had a bright light which the angels followed from heaven on a stairway and gave her the strength and the will to fight. Blessed Anne continues, “When this huge mass of iniquities, like the waves of a fathomless ocean, had passed over his soul, Satan brought forward innumerable temptations, as he had formerly done in the desert, even daring to adduce various accusations against him. ‘And takest thou all these things upon thyself,’ he exclaimed, ‘thou who art not unspotted thyself?’ Then he laid to the charge of our Lord, with infernal impudence, a host of imaginary crimes. He reproached him with the faults of his disciples, the scandals which they had caused, and the disturbances which he had occasioned in the world by giving up ancient customs. No Pharisee, however wily and severe, could have surpassed Satan.”
Perhaps, all the recklessness that our elected officials have staged before the eyes of Satan, are now being used against them in the same devious method as against Jesus. How do you handle a problem like this? Forgiveness? Death? I just pray that they will come to their senses before it is too late for them and their families!
Next is the continuation of bright lights and angels rescuing people who are down on their luck. George Washington’s prophetic dream explains: “our country was enveloped in this volume of cloud, and I saw these vast armies devastate the whole country and burn the villages, towns and cities that I beheld springing up. As my ears listened to the thundering of the cannon, clashing of sword, and the shouts and cries of millions in mortal combat, I heard again the mysterious voice saying, ‘Son of the Republic, look and learn’ When the voice had ceased, the dark shadowy angel placed his trumpet once more to his mouth, and blew a long and fearful blast. Instantly A LIGHT as of a THOUSAND SUNS SHONE DOWN FROM ABOVE me, and pierced and broke into fragments the dark cloud which enveloped America. At the same moment the angel upon whose head still shone the word Union, and who bore our national flag in one hand and a sword in the other, descended from the heavens attended by LEGIONS OF WHITE SPIRITS (Angels?). These immediately joined the inhabitants of America, who I perceived were,” overcome by the battle, the angels encouraged the American patriots to recuperate and win the battle!
We-the-people had better adopt the Scarlett O’Hara attitude of asking God for his blessing and do whatever it takes to win. It is not a sin to be deceptive when battling deceitful Satanic enemies. One of the most deceptive people in the Bible was Jacob (Israel) and God blessed him. Likewise, during Jesus Christ’s lifetime, He developed deceptions to get around the deceitful governments that were occupying the Holy Land. We better show the purple revolution that the patriots are ready, and not inept or cowardly as they believe! And they, are not from OZ, another Hollywood movie from 1939. Just because they wear ruby slippers, and do not know what sex they are, does not make them less formidable.