Saturday, October 18, 2014

Why Nations (and organizations) Fail: Self-Serving Elites

Washington'sBlog

For those who doubt that America is ruled by a narrow elite: three charts.
The book Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty neatly summarizes why nations fail in a few lines:
(A nation) is poor precisely because it has been ruled by a narrow elite that has organized society for their own benefit at the expense of the vast mass of people. Political power has been narrowly concentrated, and has been used to create great wealth for those who possess it.
Sound like any countries you know?Perhaps we should flip this question around and ask: how many nations don’tfit this profile?
I submit that this dynamic of failure–the concentrated power and wealth of self-serving elites– is scale-invariant, meaning that it is equally true of communities, towns, cities, states, nations and empires alike: all fail when they’re run for the benefit of a narrow elite.
There is a bitter irony in the ease with which American pundits discern this dynamic in developing-world kleptocracies while ignoring the same dynamic in America. One would imagine it would be easier to see the elites-inevitably-cause-failure in one’s home country, but the pundits by and large are members of the Clerisy Upper Caste, well-paid functionaries, apparatchiks, lackeys, factotums, toadies, sycophants and apologists for the very elites that are leading America down the path of systemic failure as the ontological consequence of their self-serving consolidation of wealth and power.
For those who doubt that America is ruled by a narrow elite: I don’t have charts for standard-issue third-world kleptocracies, but I doubt the concentration of wealth and political power is much more extreme than in America:

In a simulacrum democracy where the highest bidders control the state, who do you think can readily buy political power?

And the policies of the elites have really spread the prosperity around in the past few years (sarcasm-off):

What’s truly interesting about the authors’ exhaustive survey of the inevitability of failure in elite-dominated nations is how cities dominated by narrow elites fail, states controlled by narrow elites fail, and indeed, any organization that serves the interests of a few at the expense of the many fails for the same reasons.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Thanks To Obama’s Incompetence, Ebola Is Now Out Of Control In America

MichaelSnyder

Much of the responsibility for the Ebola crisis that the United States is now facing can be laid squarely at the feet of Barack Obama.  
If Obama had banned all non-essential air travel between the U.S. and West Africa, Thomas Eric Duncan would have never gotten on to a plane to this country in the first place.  And if Obama had directed the CDC to get all hospital staff in America some basic training about Ebola, we might not have two infected nurses at this point.  But instead, this Ebola outbreak in America is now officially out of control.  The fact that one of the sick nurses got on to an airplane while she was feeling feverish boggles the mind, and it is creating a tremendous amount of fear all over the nation.  Already, one traveler showed up at Dulles airport in a full hazmat suit.  The White House has announced that Obama has canceled a fundraising trip and will be holding an “emergency meeting” on Ebola.  Hopefully he can start to get a handle on what is going on before it is too late.
News that a second nurse that was caring for Thomas Eric Duncan has Ebola sent shockwaves all over the country.  Apparently those caring for him did not wear hazmat suits for the first two days.  This is such a monstrous error that it is hard to put into words.
What made things even worse is that this second nurse decided to get on a plane even after she began exhibiting symptoms…
The CDC has announced that the second healthcare worker diagnosed with Ebola — now identified as Amber Joy Vinson of Dallas — traveled by air Oct. 13, with a low-grade fever, a day before she showed up at the hospital reporting symptoms.
The CDC is now reaching out to all passengers who flew on Frontier Airlines flight 1143 Cleveland to Dallas/Fort Worth. The flight landed at 8:16 p.m. CT.
All 132 passengers on the flight are being asked to call 1 800-CDC INFO (1 800 232-4636). Public health professionals will begin interviewing passengers about the flight Wednesday afternoon.
If she was showing symptoms, that means that she was contagious.
Isn’t that what we have been told all along?
But CDC director Thomas Frieden, who like Barack Obama was reportedly once a “community organizer”, says that the risk to other passengers on that flight was “very low”
CDC director Thomas Frieden said she had violated CDC guidelines against anyone using public transport while undergoing self-monitoring for exposure to Ebola. Frieden said Vinson did not report that her temperature had risen a small amount, to 99.5 degrees, before she departed for Dallas. He said her risk to other passengers was “very low.”
How in the world can he say that with a straight face?
She was showing symptoms.
She was contagious.
Anyone on that flight could now have Ebola.
And we might not know who has it for quite some time.  According to the CDC, the incubation period for Ebola can be up to 21 days…
The incubation period, from exposure to when signs or symptoms appear, for Ebola ranges from 2 to 21 days (most commonly 8-10 days). Early symptoms include sudden fever, chills, and muscle aches. Around the fifth day, a skin rash can occur. Nausea, vomiting, chest pain, sore throat, abdominal pain, and diarrhea may follow.
But that information might not even be accurate.
A WHO report that was just released says that Ebola can have an incubation period of up to 42 days.
So several weeks from now we might have Ebola cases popping up all over the country.
We just don’t know.
And what makes all of this even worse is the fact that the plane this happened on continued to be used for five more flights after the sick nurse got off…
The Frontier Airlines jet that carried a Dallas healthcare worker diagnosed with Ebola made five additional flights after her trip before it was taken out of service, according to a flight-monitoring website.
Denver-based Frontier said in a statement that it grounded the plane immediately after the carrier was notified late Tuesday night by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about the Ebola patient.
What a nightmare.
In addition, there may already be more cases of Ebola in Dallas.
Shtfplan.com is reporting that the boyfriend of nurse Nina Pham is a potential case.
And CNN has reported that the CDC is “assessing” four additional health care workers at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.  Just check out this screenshot.
Normally, Barack Obama’s incompetence doesn’t immediately cause a major national emergency.
But in this case, that may be exactly what has happened.
Obama should have ordered the CDC to be all over the first case of Ebola in Dallas.
But instead, CNN is reporting that nurses are claiming that “there were no protocols” for dealing with the Ebola patient…
Also Tuesday, National Nurses United made troubling allegations about the hospital, claiming “guidelines were constantly changing” and “there were no protocols” about how to deal with the deadly virus.”
The protocols that should have been in place in Dallas were not in place, and that those protocols are not in place anywhere in the United States as far as we can tell,” NNU Executive Director RoseAnn DeMoro said. “We’re deeply alarmed.”
Nurses were told to wrap their necks with medical tape when equipment left their necks exposed; they felt unsupported and unprepared, and they received no hands-on training, union co-president Deborah Burger said.
In addition, it is being reported that at the hospital there was “no one to pick up hazardous waste as it piled to the ceiling” during the treatment of Thomas Eric Duncan.
Soiled sheets and clothing just sat there and kept on piling up.
At this point, the head of the CDC should immediately resign in disgrace.  The incompetence that he is displaying is absolutely appalling.
For example, during a single press conference he recently claimed that you cannot get Ebola by sitting on a bus, but that you can spread it by riding on a bus
Dr. Tom Frieden, director for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said during a telephone press briefing Wednesday that you cannot get Ebola by sitting next to someone on a bus, but that infected or exposed persons should not ride public transportation because they could transmit the disease to someone else.
Say what?
At this point confusion reigns in Washington.
And they better get their act together soon because we could be on the verge of the worst health crisis in U.S. history.
Some leaders in Washington are already starting to become extremely critical of the “leadership” of the Obama administration and the CDC.  For instance, this week Rand Paul accused Obama of “lying to the American people” about this crisis…
Senator Rand Paul has accused Barack Obama of downplaying the threat posed by Ebola for political purposes, alleging that the President has “failed to show leadership” on the issue.
In an interview this morning with Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, the Kentucky Senator was asked by host Dom Giordano if the Ebola outbreak was morphing into an issue of incompetence and the White House “lying to the American people.”
“It adds to just a litany of things that the President has let us down on and failed to show leadership,” responded Paul. “So, I think it’s one thing after another, it’s not just one issue. The lack of leadership on Ebola, the equivocating, the downplaying, the underplaying, the, sort of, trying to calm everyone with really not being completely frank about the transmissibility of the disease, I think, doesn’t help any of them at the polls.”
Like I said earlier, most of the time Obama’s incompetence doesn’t have immediate dramatic consequences.
But this time it might result in the deaths of countless numbers of Americans.
We have reached a tipping point.  If Ebola is not controlled soon, we could be facing the worst pandemic in modern history.  In fact, the UN says that we only have 60 days to avert an unprecedented global crisis…
The UN says the ebola outbreak must be controlled within 60 days or else the world faces an “unprecedented” situation for which there is no plan.
The United Nations made the stark warning as it warned that the disease “is running faster than us and it is winning the race”.
Nearly 9,000 cases of ebola have been reported so far in West Africa, including 4,447 deaths.

Vladimir Putin Responds To Obama’s “Hostile” Acts: Warns of Nuclear Consequences

DaveHodges

When the leadership of North Korea or Iran suggests a nuclear attack against the United States the threat is usually dismissed as mere posturing by extremist regimes.
But when the President of a global military super power like Russia makes such a threat, then perhaps it’s time to start paying attention.
In an interview with Serbia’s Politika newspaper Vladimir Putin did not mince words about his feelings surrounding the recent sanctions against his country’s economy and monetary system. He believes the actions of Europe and the United States to be hostile acts and he warns that Russia is prepared to go all the way if the hostilities continue.
It’s futile for the U.S. and its allies to “blackmail” Russia over the Ukraine crisis, President Vladimir Putin said in a newspaper interview today.
Russia’s partners should remember the risks involved in disputes between nuclear powers, Putin said.
He accused Barack Obama of adopting a “hostile” approach in naming Russia as a threat to the world in the U.S. president’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 24.
“We hope that our partners will realize the futility of attempts to blackmail Russia and remember what consequences discord between major nuclear powers could bring for strategic stability,” Putin told Serbia’s Politika newspaper on the eve of his visit to the Balkan nation today.
Putin said that Obama had identified Russian aggression in Europe as one of the three “major threats facing humanity,” alongside the Ebola virus and Islamic State.
“Together with the sanctions against entire sectors of our economy, this approach can be called nothing but hostile,” Putin said.
Attempts to pressure Russia with “unilateral and illegitimate restrictive measures” will impede efforts to settle the crisis, he said.
“How can we talk about de-escalation in Ukraine while the decisions on new sanctions are introduced almost simultaneously with the agreements on the peace process?” he said. “If the main goal is to isolate our country, it’s an absurd and illusory goal.”
Bloomberg via Zero Hedge
Did Vladimir Putin just threaten Western powers with nuclear war if the perceived hostilities continue?
If he didn’t have several thousand nukes ready to deploy at the push of a button we might ignore him. But this is the President of Russia, and unlike some Western leaders who talk a big game, we are fairly certain that Putin is prepared to stand by his rhetoric.
He has just deployed nuclear weapons systems into Crimea, so you can forget about that territory ever going back to the Ukrainians. Thus, the question is how far are President Obama and our European allies willing to go? And what exactly is the intention of the sanctions? If it’s to make Russia give Crimea back, then someone is living in a dream world. If it’s to punish Russia, then we can see based on Putin’s most recent comments what the end game of that strategy will eventually lead to.
In his documentary Strategic Relocation well known survival expert Joel Skousen discusses the real possibility of a nuclear war between Russia and the United States. He, like many others, see the writing on the wall. We didn’t build all these nuclear weapons just to sit there and look at them. And, as should be obvious, the East and West have completely different ideologies and visions for what the world is supposed to look like. Both sides are actively working to minimize or destroy the influence of the other.
It’s machinations like these that have led to great wars throughout human history.
It took decades of buildups, standoffs, posturing and threats before a bullet from the gun of Gavrilo Princip eventually triggered an unprecedented death spiral in the summer of 1914. Today, one hundred years later, the chess game remains in full swing and it should be clear that it is only a matter of time before the next Princip event triggers a global apocalypse on a scale that most can’t even imagine.
Of course, we could be totally overreacting. Vladimir Putin threatening a nuclear destabilization is probably just all bark and no bite.

Mac Slavo is the Editor of SHTFplan.com

Powerful Storms Rage Off Both U.S. Coasts – Gonzalo Becomes Major Hurricane

ExtinctionProtocol
October 2014WEATHER Gonzalo was a major hurricane this morning with winds of 125 mph, and it was strengthening on an expected path to hit Bermuda Friday. 
If Gonzalo becomes a Category 4 hurricane, with winds of 140 mph, it would be the strongest hurricane in Atlantic Ocean since Oct. 2, 2011, when Hurricane Ophelia’s winds reached 140 mph. The current forecast would take Gonzalo over Bermuda Friday midday as possibly a major hurricane with winds around 115 mph. A hurricane watch has been posted for Bermuda. Earlier this week, on Monday, Gonzalo passed over the islands of the Lesser Antilles, with Antigua Island recording sustained winds of sustained winds of 67 mph, gusting to 88 mph; Barbuda recording sustained winds of 60 mph, gusting to 70 mph; and St. Martin recording sustained winds of 63 mph, gusting to 75 mph Monday evening. A personal weather station on St. Barthelemy recorded sustained winds of 82 mph, gusting to 108 mph.
The storm intensified most of the day Tuesday and stayed over open water. Today, Gonzalo was expected to keep growing and could reach Category 4 strength, with winds 140 mph. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Ana was headed toward Hawaii with sustained winds of 70 mph. It was forecast to become a hurricane later this morning and head for the Hawaiian Islands just in time for the weekend. If Ana makes landfall on the big island of Hawaii as a hurricane, it would be the first time a hurricane ever made landfall in Hawaii. In August, Iselle made landfall on the big island as a tropical storm, and if Ana were to do the same, it would be the first time in recorded history that two tropical storms made landfall in Hawaii in a single season. –ABC News



Hospital Releases Video of Ebola-stricken Nurse

Nina Pham


Associated Press

 Newly released video by Texas Presbyterian Hospital shows Nina Pham, one of two nurses who contracted Ebola after treating a patient in Dallas, speaking from her bed before being transferred to Maryland for further treatment. (Oct. 16)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Goodbye Baghdad

International Zone, Baghdad Iraq

Obama is stalling for time to let ISIS take over Iraq, as he pretends to be attacking them.  If America ever really gets serious about destroying ISIS, it will be after America's shadow government decides they are done using them for their own devices. - W.E.

Bill Still

CBS: Ebola Nurse Called CDC, Had Fever BEFORE Getting on Airplane

Ebola victims, Thomas Duncan, Nina Pham and Amber Vinson
RightScoop
h/t Nena S. (Thanks...again!)

Not only did nurse Vinson call the CDC multiple times before boarding the flight, she was already running a fever when she called the CDC before taking her flight and they still allowed her to board the flight, which means she was infectious while on the plane.

Here is what Dr. Jon LaPook told Scott Pelley on CBS Evening News:
One health official said to me somebody dropped the ball. I then called the CDC and the agency said that this nurse, nurse Vinson, did in fact call the CDC several times before taking that flight and said she has a temperature, a fever of 99.5.
But the person at the CDC looked at a chart and because her fever wasn’t 100.4 or higher, she didn’t officially fall into the group of high risk. Now I think what’s disconcerting to people is that you would think common sense would tell you, well, after the first nurse, Nurse Pham became sick with Ebola, you would have thought, well, out of an abundance of caution let’s just keep her there and not have her get on the flight.
Watch the full clip from CBS Evening News:

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Supreme Court Halts Ruling That Would Have Closed Most Texas Abortion Facilities

Yahoo

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked key parts of a 2013 law in Texas that had closed all but eight facilities providing abortions in America's second most-populous state.
In an unsigned order, the justices sided with abortion rights advocates and health care providers in suspending an Oct. 2 ruling by a panel of the New Orleans-based U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals that Texas could immediately apply a rule making abortion clinics statewide spend millions of dollars on hospital-level upgrades.
The court also put on hold a provision of the law only as it applies to clinics in McAllen and El Paso that requires doctors at the facilities to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. The admitting privileges rule remains in effect elsewhere in Texas.
Justices Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas said they would have ruled against the clinics in all respects.
The 5th Circuit is still considering the overall constitutionality of the sweeping measure overwhelmingly passed by the GOP-controlled Texas Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Rick Perry last year.
Even as it weighs the merits of the law, the appeals court had said it could be enforced — opening the door for the emergency appeal to the Supreme Court.
"We're seeing the terrible impact these restrictions have on thousands of Texas women who effectively no longer have access to safe and legal abortion," said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. "We're relieved that the court stepped in to stop this, and we hope this dangerous law is ultimately overturned completely."
Abortion opponents predicted they will ultimately prevail.
"This does not protect the health and safety of women who are undergoing abortion," said Joe Pojman, executive director of Texas Alliance for Life. ""This is definitely a short-term loss, but not necessarily a long- term loss."
The 5th Circuit decision had blocked an August ruling by Austin-based U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel, who had found that requiring hospital-style upgrades was less about safety than making access to abortion difficult. Yeakel's ruling temporarily suspended the upgrade rules before they could go into effect Sept. 1 — and the order from the Supreme Court means they are on hold again.
Allowing the rules on hospital-level upgrades to be enforced — including mandatory operating rooms and air filtration systems — shuttered more than a dozen clinics across Texas.
Until the nation's highest court intervened, only abortion facilities in the Houston, Austin, San Antonio and the Dallas-Fort Worth areas remained open. And none was left along the Texas-Mexico border or outside any of the state's largest urban areas.
Some other clinics had closed even earlier amid enforcement of the rule on admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. That portion has already been upheld twice by the appeals court.
The fight over the Texas law is the latest over tough new abortion restrictions that have been enacted across the country. The office of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, a Republican who is the favorite in next month's governor's race, is leading the defense of the law.
Democrat Wendy Davis launched her campaign for governor behind the celebrity she achieved through a nearly 13-hour filibuster last summer that temporarily blocked the law's passage. Davis said she was "thankful that women can continue to make their own personal decisions." Abbott's office said he would continue to defend the law.
Attorneys for the state have denied that Texas women would be burdened by fewer abortion facilities, saying nearly 9 in 10 would still live within 150 miles of a provider. The law's opponents note that leaves nearly a million Texas women embarking on drives longer than three hours to get an abortion.
Hilltop Women's Reproductive Services in El Paso has been referring women who want abortions to another clinic it owns in New Mexico. Gloria Martinez, Hilltop's administrative nurse, said she would call state officials Wednesday before deciding whether the clinic will resume performing abortions.


Transforming the World through Violence, War, Deception & Chaos

BeritKjos



Like nature with its storms and seasons, the world around us keeps changing.
In the midst of the spreading corruption, are we prepared to stand firm in Christ no matter what happens?
Some of us "older folks" still remember the cruel war that ravaged Europe and devastated nations during the second World Wars. Many others simply take today's peace for granted, ignoring the fact that we may soon face unthinkable turmoil, scarcity and lawlessness. In fact, many believe we may well be headed for World War III and global tyranny.
Christians around the world are facing hatred, hostility, persecution and death. We need to pray for them -- and for America as well. Here, in" the land of the free" we can no longer ignore the moral corruption and anti-Christian environment. Our freedom is fading fast, and once again we find ourselves on the downside of the timeless cycle (below) dating back to ancient Israel.
But be encouraged! All these dangers make the promises of our sovereign Savior all the more precious to us:

In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33



The Cycles of Change

The basic cultural cycles of human history are repeated again and again. From the beginning, man ignored God's guidelines and followed his own inclination. As a result, ancient Israel passed through the phases on this simple chart again and again.

Before crossing the Jordan into their promised land, God's people were prepared with warning as well as promises for the future. Moses told them,  
"IF you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God....the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth....The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated....The Lord will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow..."
        “But it shall come to pass, if you do not obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments... all these curses will come upon you and overtake you."   Deuteronomy 28:1, 7, 12, 15.



By God's grace, that promise became a reality for America. But today, the world is changing fast, and we now face the consequences of man's rebellion.

A Glimpse into History & Change

Some of you may still remember the year 1940, when the world stood at the brink of World War II. Japan had been ravaging China and Korea. The Italian armies of Mussolini had occupied Ethiopia and were persecuting its Christians. And Hitler, who had already "annexed" Austria and Czechoslovakia, invaded Romania and planned to conquer all of Europe -- and much more.

The wealthy elite leaders on the opposing side of that war would use the spreading turmoil to build support for their vision of a secular United Nations and a global union.[2]  After all, the historical record is full of hidden agendas, expedient lies and deadly destruction.

Take a look at some old clues to today's changes. The following quotes from our Chronology of the United Nations shed light on the power and secrecy behind the familiar scenes. Don't forget that the timeless cycles of peace, compromise, rebellion (against God), war, and repentance continue to shape the world we inhabit. So do the elite leaders behind the scenes.


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1913. (January). President Woodrow Wilson wrote in his book, The New Freedom: "We are in a new world.... We stand in the presence of a revolution.... (which) will come in peaceful guise..." He continued:

"Some of the biggest men in the U.S., in the field of commerce and manufacturing, are afraid of somebody, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.... 



"We have been dreading all along the time when the combined power of high finance would be greater than the power of government....



"We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated, governments in the civilized world—no longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of small groups of dominant men.... We are in a new world. ... We stand in the presence of a revolution...."[3] 


1922.  Nine years later, New York City Mayor John Hylan gave us a glimpse of the mutinous shadow government behind elected leaders in Europe as well as America. Their goal was a New World Order -- and the dissolution of the old:

"...the real menace of our republic is this invisible government which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy length over city, State and nation. Like the octopus of real life, it operates under cover of self-created screen. It seizes in its long and powerful tentacles our executive officers, our legislative bodies, our schools, our courts, our newspapers and every agency created for the public protection."[4] 


1931. (November). Arnold Toynbee delivers a speech to the Institute for the Study of the International Affairs at Copenhagen in which he explains,

"We are at present working discreetly with all our might to wrest this mysterious force called sovereignty out of the clutches of the local nation states of the world. All the time we are denying with our lips what we are doing with our hands, because to impugn the sovereignty of the local nation states of the world is still a heresy for which a statesman or publicist can... be ostracized or discredited."[5]


1932.  Rockefeller Foundation president Max Mason tells trustees that "The Social Sciences will concern themselves with the rationalization of social control... the control of human behavior."[6]


1932. Dr. Ernst Rudin, the Nazi director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Psychiatry (funded by Rockefeller), was appointed president of the global Eugenics Federation. His most infamous experiments took place in Nazi concentration camps!

"The movement called for the killing or sterilization of people whose heredity made them a public burden.  ... Hitler took over Germany and the Rockefeller-Rudin apparatus became a section of the Nazi state. The regime appointed Rudin head of the Racial Hygiene Society. Rudin and his staff...chaired by SS chief Heinrich Himmler, drew up the sterilization law....Under the Nazis, the German chemical company I.G. Farben and Rockefeller's Standard Oil of New Jersey were effectively a single firm. ...In 1940-1941, I.G. Farben built a gigantic factory at Auschwitz in Poland, to utilize the Standard Oil/I.G. Farben patents with concentration camp slave labor... "[7] See Population Control, Nazis, and the U.N!


1933 & 1934. In a report presented at the 72nd annual NEA meeting, Willard Givens (later NEA executive secretary) wrote:

"A dying laissez-faire must be completely destroyed and all of us...must be subjected to a large degree of social control.... The major function of the school is the social orientation of the individual. It must seek to give him understanding of the transition to a new social order."[8] Remember, Biblical Christianity has no place in this planned system!


1935. The Masonic symbol of the eye in the pyramid is officially added to the U.S. dollar bill. Henry A. Wallace, President Roosevelt's Secretary of Agriculture (a Socialist and Theosophist who later became Roosevelt's vice-president) explained:

"Roosevelt as he looked at the colored reproduction of the Seal was first struck with the representation of the 'All Seeing Eye,' a Masonic representation of The Great Architect of the Universe.... Roosevelt like myself was a 32nd degree Mason. He suggested that the Seal be put on the dollar bill." Henry A. Wallace."[9]


1937. John Foster Dulles, Secretary of State and former chairman of the Rockefeller Foundation and of the executive committee of the Federal Council of Churches (replaced by the National Council of Churches) praised totalitarianism saying:

"...Communism and Fascism [are] changing almost overnight the characteristics of entire peoples....There is a conscious  subordination of self to the end that some great objective may be furthered."[10]


1939. In a speech to the YMCA, future Secretary of State, John Foster Dulles (a CFR member) said,  "[There must be] some dilution of sovereignty, to the immediate disadvantage of those nations that now possess the preponderance of power...."[11]



1945. "On June 28, 1945, President Harry Truman said: "...we live, in this country at least, in an age of law and an age of reason, an age in which we can get along with our neighbors. Now we must do that internationally. It will be just as easy for nations to get along in a republic of the world as it is for us to get along in the republic of the United States."[12]


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Norway, my homeland, didn't expect a Nazi invasion in early 1940. In the wake of World War 1, countless Norwegian families had opened their homes to German orphans. Many of those orphans returned to Germany before the rise of Hitler; others simply maintained a warm relationship across the distance.

But that friendship turned to fury when Nazi warships began their journey up the Oslofjord in April 1940. Blocked by Norwegian resisters, the invaders arrived too late to stop our air force and parliament from moving their headquarters to England. With its government in exile, Norway was never forced to officially surrender to Hitler.

That was more than 70 years ago. Today Norway is a secular country with little or no appreciation for our heavenly King. But it has opened its arms wide to receive a multitude of anti-Christian Muslims. "Ivarfjeld" gives us a recent glimpse of the foolish pathway its leaders have chosen:

Norway: Cashless blind and devilish: "'Norway wants to go totalitarian, demanding all monetary transactions to be traced. Users of cash are already portrayed as criminals.'... The financial institutions of Norway demands that the government shall make the use of cash a criminal act. If you do not want the authorities to be able to trace all your moves and purchases, you are in principle a suspicious person.

    "The gross error of the Norwegians, are their total rejection of the Bible. The Post-Christian Norwegian society walks right into the ultimate trap of Satan.

    "We are approaching the time when people can not buy and sell without using an electronic device, based on a numeric code. In the scriptures, this code is called the mark of the beast...."



"...so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark..." Revelation 13:17


In the Wake of World War II


The war ended in the spring of 1945 and brought peace and reunions! My gentle father had been a leader in the Norwegian "underground" resistance movement. We didn't know that until the day he was captured, interrogated and sent to Grini, Norway's Nazi concentration camp. But now he was home! It was time to celebrate!

Eastern Europe was excluded from such joy. Instead -- thanks in part to Communist Alger Hiss, President Roosevelt's main consultant at Yalta -- Stalin gained control over vast sections of Europe. The horrors and cruelties of his spreading Communist armies were beyond comprehension.

Norway's union leader, Trygve Lie, had visited Russia and met with Lenin long before he became the Labor Party Secretary. Then, on February 1, 1946, this far-left socialist was elected the first Secretary General of the United Nations.

My father was not pleased! In 1952, he moved our family to America, and we celebrated our arrival in New York with our very first hamburgers -- only 25 cents each.

Man's foolish vision -- and God's ultimate victory

I wonder how many Americans back in the fifties saw the ominous pathway ahead. For example, months before Trygve Lie rose to UN headship, Julian Huxley [brother of Aldous] became the first Director-General of UNESCO, a specialized UN agency headquartered in Paris. In his book, UNESCO: Its Purpose and Its Philosophy, he wrote,

"The general philosophy of UNESCO should be a scientific world humanism, global in extent and evolutionary in background. ... In its education program it can... familiarize all peoples with the implications of the transfer of full sovereignty from separate nations to a world organization....



"Tasks for the media division of UNESCO [will be] to promote the growth of a common outlook shared by all nations and cultures... to help the emergence of a single world culture."[13]

Please take time to read the quotes in the links that follow. We rarely hear the whole truth behind major world events, and the real perpetrators of change may not be the people who seem to be in charge. Believe it or not, there is an inner sanctum of powerful, super elite, incredibly rich, anti-Christian masterminds behind the United Nations, the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR), the Bilderbergers, the controlled mainstream media, Skull and Bones, and all the other power centers that are pushing nations toward their planned New World Order.


In other words, major decisions concerning our future are often decided outside the visible realm of presidential elections and congressional approvals.

But America is waking up! Obama's presidency has exposed large parts of this deceptive facade. Genuine freedom, justice and equality simply don't fit the elitist dream. People may deny it, and many do -- to everyone's detriment. Step-by-step and year-by-year, we come closer to global tyranny.


Radical Islamic violence fits the purposes of the elite masterminds well. It's no accident that our current president is being used to empower the Muslim Brotherhood. In fact, much of what Obama has done in the Middle East would probably fit right into Hitler's faded old dream of a vast and violent Islamic territory submitted to his Nazi reign and trained to serve their mutual oppressive goal. [See The Nazi/Arab plots to exterminate Jews]


Hitler is gone, but his cruel vision lives on through his fascist devotees and the Muslim Brotherhood. Now as then, the main target is Israel. But the ravages of man can't quench God's plan for Israel:


"On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her [Jerusalem], I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves." (Zechariah 12:3)


The signs of change and Spiritual Warfare are all around us. But our God reigns in the midst of it:


"Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?...

     "... in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. " Romans 8:35-39

Notes:
1. John Noble, I Found God in Soviet Russia, Published by St. Martin's Press, New York, 1959.
3. Dennis L. Cuddy, Ph.D., Secret Records Revealed (Oklahoma City: Heartstone Publishing, 1994), pp 30, 32.
4. The New York Times, March 27, 1922. Cited by Dennis L. Cuddy, Ph.D., Chronology of Education with Quotable Quotes (Pro Family Forum, Highland City, FL 33846, 1994); p. 15.
5. "The Trend of International Affairs Since the War," International Affairs, Journal of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, November, 1931.
6. Dennis L. Cuddy, Ph.D., Chronology of Education with Quotable Quotes (Pro Family Forum, Highland City, FL 33846, 1994); p.18.
7. Dr. Leonard Horowitz, "Population Control, Nazis, and the U.N!" (Tetrahedron, LLC Press, 1996)
8. Dennis L. Cuddy, Ph.D., "Mental Health, Education and Social Control," September 2004, www.crossroad.to/articles2/006/cuddy/mental_health-2.htm
9. Donald Lett Jr., Phoenix Rising: The Rise and Fall of the American Republic, p. 121 (Feb 4, 2008). Pictures here: http://greatseal.com/dollar/hawfdr.html
10. John Foster Dulles, former chairman of the Rockefeller foundation and of the executive committee of the Federal Council of Churches, Religion in Life, Vol. 6, p.197.
11. New York Times, 10-29-1939. Cited by Charlotte Iserbyt, The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America (Ravenna, OH: Conscience Press, 1999).
12. Harry Truman, "Remarks upon receiving an honorary Degree from the University of Kansas City," June 28, 1945. See http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=12190
13. Julian Huxley, UNESCO: Its purpose and Its Philosophy (Washington DC: Public Affairs Press, 1947)