Editor’s Notes: I found this excellent and timely News Reviews page that I wanted to share with you. It Comes from the Church of God in Wales Pastor John Bowles.
The election of Mr Donald Trump as the next US President is a direct challenge to the present world order…
2017 – A year of Dramatic Change?
President-elect Trump has said that he intends to undo the damage done to the US after years of misrule. He wants to curb immigration, cut military expenses, and improve America’s infrastructure. On the international scene, he wants peace with Russia and a solution to the Middle East crisis. But the threat of all this change is causing turmoil, not only in America, but around the world.
In America, the problems start in the universities, where the “snowflake generation” see their liberal world disintegrate about them! Mr Trump wants to destroy the liberalism and the socialism, which he sees as destroying America.
A Visit To Trump’s America
“…Mile after mile, farm after farm, town after town, ag business after ag business, I saw only Trump signs. What I learned is that agricultural America felt not only ignored and forgotten, it felt rejected and despised by America’s political elite, and that any candidate who could hurt that elite was worth their vote.
No story brought this home to me more powerfully than a grandfather who spoke of national news stories about what he described as the whining and crying on elite college campuses by those who demanded ‘safe places’ and ‘safe zones’ where they will be sheltered from anything that remotely offends them. He spoke of ingrates wanting special ‘only me’ safe places where they do not have to do anything, hear anything, see anything, or be around anyone or anything they don’t like.
In that farmer’s mind, while the safe-space crowd whined about its ‘offendedness’ and demanded entitlements, children of agricultural families were up early in the morning working on their chores and projects, followed by a full day at school, coming home to more work – all while being part of a family, a community, and a nation.
He described watching youngsters at county fairs and livestock shows, hauling feed, cleaning stalls, washing and grooming livestock, shovelling manure, unloading and loading their family trucks and trailers, and trying to sleep in uncomfortable chairs – all while ungrateful elite college students failed to appreciate their pampered lives.
In this gentleman’s world view, it was not black versus white, rich versus poor, feminism versus patriarchy, illegal versus citizen; rather, it was those who produce nothing believing themselves entitled, without appreciation to the goods produced by others versus those who actually produce .” ( zerohedge.com)
Scenes From The Liberal Meltdown
Can this really be true? Are students really demanding “safe places” and “safe zones” where they will be sheltered from anything that remotely offends them? The short answer is – yes! Surely this is the most fragile and thin-skinned generation ever? When you read the following article, be aware that members of this “snowflake generation” are tomorrow’s leaders!
“Stop the insanity! Days after Donald Trump stunned the world by winning the presidency, liberal America remains in the throes of a massive mental and emotional meltdown. Anti-Trump protests have spread to more cities and continue to turn violent. In Portland Thursday night, rioters stoned police and vandalized businesses and cars.
This is just vicious stuff. But for pure pathos crossing into the absurd, we turn (as usual) to the college campus. Consider:
- The University of Michigan offered its traumatized students colouring books and Play-Doh to calm them. (Are its students in college or kindergarten?)
- The University of Kansas reminded its stressed-out kids that therapy dogs, a regular campus feature, were available.
- Cornell University, an Ivy League school, held a campus-wide ‘cry-in,’ with officials handing out tissues and hot chocolate.
- Tufts University offered its devastated students arts and crafts sessions. (OK, not kindergarten — more like summer camp.)
- At campuses from elite Yale to Connecticut to Iowa and beyond, professors cancelled classes and/or exams — either because students asked or because instructors were too distraught to teach.
Anarchist-fuelled violence and destruction can’t be tolerated. Nor should corporate (or anti-corporate) temper tantrums that blatantly violate free-speech rights.
Collegiate sobbing and wailing, on the other hand, shouldn’t be tolerated — especially not by the parents who are shelling out tens of thousands of dollars to pay for it.
And they all should consider that their reaction to Trump’s win goes a long way towards explaining precisely why he did. ” ( nypost.com)
Education Off Track – Why?
Mr Herbert Armstrong pointed out where the US educational system went off track:
“Before World War II the Communist Party in the United States was making great headway. They began infiltrating our colleges and universities. If they could not ‘convert’ professors, they worked on students who would become teachers later. Thus they were recruiting TEACHERS to teach their doctrine all over the United States.” ( Pastor General’s Report – February 8, 1980)
Communism Never Went Away
While many in the general public don’t understand what is going on in the USA, the nation has turned socialist. Communist ideas formally used in the old USSR to create a totalitarian state have been put in place in the US, as the following article points out.
“Communism and Government control today hides behind contrived international emergencies and causes that seduce you in. One of the biggest, most distorted and lied about international emergencies is global warming and its relatives… the greens… carbon emissions concerns, cap and trade and the push to sign international environmental treaties.
This President and administration know the lies behind all this and they couldn’t give a flying piece of rubbish because they also know most of us are too busy to care. We are too busy to research real science and find out this is total fraud.
In truth, environmentalists couldn’t care less about trees, polar bears and climate. They only care about controlling you, what you eat, drink, buy and sell, while convincing you to give them money.
What do you think this nightmare lie of Cap and Trade is about? It is designed to support the unholy trinity of regulation, taxation and litigation as it collects your money. You know, it’s an international emergency so many of you actually feel great about paying in. You are helping to save the troubled planet.
The other direct arm of control and communism will be seen if this Government health care bill passes. This will be the largest grab of power into the executive branch in our nation’s history.
Why is Government health care such a severe take over? Because this administration will attach our health care to everything we do, buy and sell. Your gun records and even right to own guns will be monitored and tracked to health care, its cost and lack thereof; your mental health records, past and present will be tracked, monitored and probably sold to all the wrong people . My prediction is that even transportation, the work we do and food we eat will be tracked and known.
Health care and Environmentalism are multi-trillion dollar industries that create the regulations, taxation and controls to reign in the population and seize what is left of our freedoms. You wonder what happened to the teeth and vision of the old communist party? You are watching it tighten around your neck as we speak. ” ( newswithviews.com)
Putin Warns Obama…
Here is another huge problem area. Back in 2014, Mr Putin warned America: “You’ve Turned USA & West Into Godless Sewer”!
“With God as our witness to the truthfulness of the following statement, we thus testify: Never in our sickest nightmares would we ever have believed that the President of Russia, not the POTUS [President of the United States] would be the man of Christian faith and values.
At the height of the Cold War, it was common for American conservatives to label the officially atheist Soviet Union a ‘godless nation.’ More than two decades on, history has come full circle, as the Kremlin and its allies in the Russian Orthodox Church hurl the same allegation at the West.
‘ Many Euro-Atlantic countries have moved away from their roots, including Christian values, ’ Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a recent keynote speech. ‘ Policies are being pursued that place on the same level a multi-child family and a same-sex partnership, a faith in God and a belief in Satan. This is the path to degradation. ’
‘The general political direction of the [Western political] elite bears, without doubt, an anti-Christian and anti-religious character,’ patriarch Kirill said in comments aired on state-controlled television. ‘We have been through an epoch of atheism, and we know what it is to live without God,’ the Patriarch said. ‘We want to shout to the whole world, “Stop!” ’” ( divinefreedomradio.wordpress.com)
The Muslim Brotherhood
Another situation that has troubled many Americans is the number of Muslims which Mr Obama placed in positions of power within the US Government.
The Muslim Brotherhood state that Republican Donald Trump’s victory over the former secretary of state is “a disaster for the Arab and Muslim world.”
What they don’t tell the public is that the Muslim Brotherhood is regarded as a terrorist group in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates – all Arab Muslim nations!
“The terrorist Muslim Brotherhood (MB) group — praised by Democrats, Barack Hussein Obama, and Hillary Clinton — has reportedly denounced ‘racist’ Republican Donald Trump’s victory over the former secretary of state as a disaster for the Arab and Muslim world.
There could not be a more ringing endorsement of Donald Trump and the decision of the American people to put their trust in his leadership of our nation than the post-election declaration by the Muslim Brotherhood that it is a disaster.
Unlike Obama and Clinton, President-elect Trump sees them as a terrorist organization and they may well be given that designation once he takes office. The House Judiciary Committee made that recommendation prior to the election, back in March.
Everything changed for the Muslim Brotherhood with Trump’s impressive defeat of their sponsor and benefactor, Hillary Clinton.
Her closest confident, Huma Abedin, is related to the Muslim Brotherhood leadership and closely affiliated with their operation, and they were salivating at the process of her return to the White House under their enabler Hillary Clinton.
Egyptian President el-Sisi has congratulated Mr Trump already and previously stated that he preferred Trump over Clinton. El-Sisi deposed the Muslim Brotherhood government, led by Mohamed Morsi in 2013 that Hillary Clinton helped put into place. Morsi is currently in jail in Egypt.” ( investmentwatchblog.com)
The Far Left Is Planning The Biggest Political Protest In United States History For Inauguration Day
“We have seen very large protests in major cities all over America since Donald Trump won the election, but the biggest one of all is being planned for January 20th. Radical leftists are calling for thousands upon thousands of activists to descend upon Washington DC on Inauguration Day, and they are planning to disrupt the inauguration festivities as much as they possibly can.
Some have noted that 2017 will be the 100 year anniversary of the communist revolution in Russia, and many on the radical left are now openly using the word ‘revolution’ to describe what they would like to see here in the United States.
Many had been hoping that the nationwide protests against Donald Trump would be quieting down by now, but that does not appear to be happening. Instead, they just seem to keep getting more intense.
Normally Inauguration Day is a day of joy and gladness for the nation, but this time around we may see unprecedented scenes of chaos, rioting and violence. At this point, there appears to be no possible way that the entire nation is going to unite behind President Trump, and many are wondering if we are now entering four years of the worst civil unrest that the United States has ever experienced. ” ( endoftheamericandream.com)
The Message From Europe: America Has Abdicated Its Leadership Of The West
Meanwhile, the “Trump effect” in Europe, and particularly in Germany, has caused much anxiety. From a prophetic viewpoint, this could well be a major turning point in Europe. Many in Europe feel that they “… must come to terms with a lack of Western leadership.” Dramatic change in America will almost certainly be mirrored in Europe.
The Europeans feel that they can no longer rely on the US for protection, so they are forging ahead with the creation of an EU army to take over the role of NATO, as the following article explains:
“Even history sometimes leans toward pathos. In January 2017, when Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, The american age will celebrate its 100th birthday – and its funeral.
The West was constituted in its modern form in January 1917. World War I was raging in Europe at the time and in Washington DC, President Woodrow Wilson told his country that it was time for Americans to take responsibility for ‘peace and justice.’ In April he said: ‘The world must be made safe for democracy.’ He declared war on Germany and sent soldiers to Europe to secure victory for the Western democracies and the United States assumed the leadership of the Western world. It was an early phase of political globalization.
One hundred years later: Trump.
Trump, who wants nothing to do with globalization; Trump, who preaches American nationalism, isolation, partial withdrawal from world trade and zero responsibility for a global problem like climate change. And all of this after a perverse election campaign marked by resentment, racism and incitement.
We now face emptiness: the fear of the void. What will happen to the West, to Europe, to Germany without the United States as its leading power? Now we must come to terms with a lack of Western leadership.
America was long the benchmark for the West. But if Trump governs as he promised he would during the campaign, the land of the free will abdicate its role as leader of the free world.
Then, it will be Europe’s turn. The continent must resist populism, with a smart mixture of taking fears seriously and confronting the rage, but without curbing freedoms.
And it is high time Europe places a stronger emphasis on the European Union. This has been said and written thousands of times already, but perhaps the Trump shock will help to ensure that it finally happens.” ( spiegel.de)
The Warning Went Out!
In the Plain Truth Magazine, back in June 1952, Mr Armstrong, talking about the restoration of the Holy Roman Empire, wrote:
“In its final phase, to appear in our day, will merely be a restoration of that ancient Roman Empire – a United States of Europe which we are beginning to foster within the confines of the ancient Roman Empire! We are building the Frankenstein Monster that is destined to destroy us! ” ( The Plain Truth – June 1955)
The warning has not changed since 1927!
“We don’t understand German thoroughness. From the very start of World War II, they have considered the possibility of losing this second round, as they did the first – and they have carefully, methodically planned, in such eventuality, the third round – World War III!
The Bible foretells that third round – and it spells DOOM for us, as God’s punishment, because we, as a nation, have forsaken Him and His ways! The third round is termed, in prophecy, an invasion by ‘BABYLON’ – a resurrected Roman Empire – a European Union. I have been proclaiming that since 1927.” ( The Autobiography – Chapter 49)
Mr Armstrong, writing in the booklet – “The Book of Revelation Unveiled at Last!” – left the following warning:
“ It’s time to wake up! These are not normal times! After nearly 6,000 years of comparative quiet, the whole world suddenly erupted in world-shaking VIOLENCE beginning in 1914. But we have seen NOTHING, yet, compared to what is soon coming!
What Does All This Mean?
It all means that a purpose is being worked out here below! And the time has come for the Eternal – the Creator-RULER of the universe – to reveal to us HOW world events, from here, are going to work out the tremendous CLIMAX of that divine PURPOSE! The whole earth is now shaking with convulsions, preparatory to the mightiest happenings of earth’s history!
We are now in the very CRISIS AT THE CLOSE of this present evil and unhappy world!” ( Revelation Unveiled at Last)