January 22, 2016
As we approach the 2016 Presidential election, the clarion call is blasting out again from all quarters of the Republican-Right Wing-Conservative-Patriot constituency to rise up and bring America back to greatness and restore her from whence she has fallen! This has surprisingly culminated in the totally unpredictable, pretty much sown up nomination of billionaire entrepreneur Donald Trump for President by the Republican party. His mantra, as sported on his baseball cap put on bold display at his number record breaking rallies, ” Make America Great Again!” is resonating with the general public, as they have grown weary with the negative environment and non-patriotic spirit and agenda of the Obama administration and its disappointing performance. This era has proven to be a betrayal even to those who were moved to the heights of worship for the first African American’s(?) meteoric and Messianic rise to power in the greatest empire ever known to man. Well, the pin that has burst this bubble couldn’t be any bigger and has deflated with the impact of a punctured hot air balloon at the Thanksgiving Day Parade!
This negative development on the progressive side of the aisle is proving a boon to the right side of the aisle die hard patriots of the Recreational Republic. These salvific statesmen can now with great fervor and derision point to the Socialist and Islamic leanings, non-patriotic spirit, State of Israel adverse foreign policy and gay agenda immoral platforms and policies of this President and his administration, as the reason for America’s lost fortunes. Their contention is that this is the climax of a radical departure from the nation’s political, economic, moral and spiritual foundations. In their heated opinion, ( As Mr. Trump owns ” I am angry!”) this is why America has entered into decline and is now being vilified among the International Community and only a return to its original founding principles and spirit will be able to perform the miracle necessary to “restore this great nation of ours to greatness!”
What exactly does Mr. Trump define as greatness? What do our conservative crusaders define as greatness?
The American Dream, of course. What is the American Dream? Well, obviously economics has a great role to play in the fulfillment of the American Dream both historically and in the sights of those wanting to see this mighty revival of American values and victories resurrected from the grave of a lost civilization of peace and prosperity. Mr. Trump is the ideal poster child for the American Dream’s most glorious offspring, ” the self-made billionaire” who has been able to ascend to unrivaled heights on the wings of American ideals, ingenuity, creativity, freedoms and the sheer force of self-determination, as envisioned by the enlightened, founding fathers of the New Jerusalem or Atlantis depending on your perspective and honest historical acumen. He has soared to this ascendancy without injury, outside of scraping his knee on a few bankruptcies, another superior freedom (escape hatch) afforded the righteous disciples of the Republic’s Judeo-Christian work ethic.
Our conservative crusaders are ecstatic to stand with the new “marketplace messiah” for, many of his most ardent supporters do hail from the 1 percentile of the populace (the haves) and those who don’t are aspiring to this elevation. He also, like many of his predecessors (Reagan, the Bushes) has no problem adding to the recipe for America’s greatness, the rhetoric and rewards of RELIGION. As his patriotic, presidential predecessors and contenders to the throne of Capitalistic Caesardom have been more than happy to do, so is he also, willing to make much more of his Judeo-Christian ethos and nominal Christian rearing (Presbyterianism, the same “radical” form of Christianity espoused by the Bush Dynasty) and break ranks and associations with his formerly, liberal legacy in order to secure the Empire. He is willing to lead the chorus from the convention platform for “a return to the Christian values and moral foundations that built this great God-fearing country!”
Once again, the Evangelicals will join together with the other proponents of the religion of “America the Beautiful”, Roman Catholics, Mormons, certain sectors of the Jewish community, etc. in guzzling down the kool-aid of this ungodly, apostate mixture of Enlightenment based secular Capitalism. This being entwined together with a white-washed, watered down version of Christianity (Christendom) again, forms the noose that will continue to hang the gullible followers of this politically expedient hybrid-American Christianity by their own hand, from the tree of their perpetual compromise with the spirit of the age and system of the world. These politicians are disposed to hail in common with these religious crusaders their supposed Christian values and foundations, the so-called spiritual currency of this trade and commerce.
Accordingly, these Church-going, gun-toting, Constitution and Bill of Rights worshipping patriots are in agreement with and ever on the hunt as well, for the reigning currency of the materialistic machinery-MONEY. Even some of the most extreme streams of Christianity according to the world’s assessment, the Charismatic-prosperity preacher posse could be found laying hands on this Presidential hopeful in hopes that he will secure for them the continuance of their greed driven craft under protection of the most generous benefit ever afforded the counterfeit church- the 501C3 tax exempt status.
For these cultural Christian crusaders, Donald Trump’s cry for America to return to her former greatness is a spiritual alarm being sounded for the United States to turn BACK to GOD and by God they mean, the Judeo-Christian concept of the God of the bible. Subsequently, the vehicle through which Americans would turn back to God would undisputedly, have to be a return to the Christian statutes and moral foundations of this Christian nation- The United States of America. After all, according to them, America is a Christian nation founded and built upon Christian values, principles and ideals. They contend that this was the position of the founding fathers of this holy nation and their Godly stance is clearly demonstrated in the spirit and content of the founding documents penned and instituted by these Christian founding fathers, as the ruling writ for this Religious Republic! For these holiness oriented historians, this is a no-brainer and everyone knows and agrees with this evaluation of America’s pristene past and understands that we would all be better off with the return to this unqualified, mythological era in time when God was held up and adhered to as the ruler of this New Jerusalem.
First of all, I think it wouldn’t take a very sophisticated and extensive poll to discover that these patriot diehards are quite mistaken and ignorant to the consensus regarding the present generation’s view of America’s Christian heritage. Also, the delusion that there exists unanimous agreement that even if this were the case, people would see returning to this undetermined and mystical era in time, as desirable or advantageous in solving today’s problems or possessing hope for a more prosperous and pleasurable future.The reality is that regardless of whether or not, the assertions of our patriotic pundits are true, the demographics alone betray this ridiculous assertion.The fact is that the United States of America has been inundated with immigrants hailing from many other nations who espouse and often with radical fervor and devotion (i.e.Islam) allegiance and adherence to other religious traditions. They are also more disposed and open to other forms of government, political and financial practice and philosophy.
Not to mention, that the U.S.A. was supposedly, founded on the libertarian principle of being created as a melting pot where all men from all faiths, cultures and lands could come and practice their consciences without prejudice or political and religious compulsion or persecution. Therefore, with this serving as the mission statement, how could one particular religion, Christian or not, possibly claim precedence or preference much less, an across the board monopoly on the nation’s religious heritage, ethos and practice!This is completely inconsistent with the charter of such an amoral and pluralistic position of governance. This would be completely disingenuous, dishonest and hypocritical!
Accordingly, the States has experienced the development of several generations now, that lack any foundational rearing in and express no interest or desire for the afore-mentioned Judeo-Christian values, ideals, religious teachings and practices of what they esteem to be an invention of Anglo-Saxon origin imported from the ruthless, religious monarchies of imperialist European empires. I am not saying that they are correct in all their assertions, I am only addressing the REAL state of the union.
Therefore, in light of this questionable union that I have described above, the political machine whose god is money and power and the Cultural Christian Church who claims to represent the God of the bible, the call for America to return to her greatness becomes an unclear battle cry and one is left with the multi-facted question, ” Who is the god who used to and should rule again, over this nation of manifest destiny (One Nation Under God)? Where is the proof that America was once a Christian nation and what is a Christian nation, anyway? When was this “supposed” era of Christianness in America’s history? What makes up America’s Christian or Judeo-Christian roots? What do we mean by America, when did it really start and from what point in time do we begin to recognize and measure her Godly creation, roots and governance?
I will begin with the last question, first. When we refer to America, what do we mean, exactly? For, we know that the Americas have been with us just as long as the other continents of the world and we know that there were ancient civilizations who thrived on these two continents for millenia (Mayans, Aztecs, Peruvian indigenous, North American Indian tribes, etc.). Everyday, more and more evidence is discovered under the earth (fossil remains of giants, cities) and in the depths surrounding the continents (underwater ruins of submerged civilizations of the ancient past). These pre-date our accepted cradle of civilization grid and boast of extremely different and strange inhabitants but this is not within the scope of this article. Suffice it to say, peoples have inhabited the Americas for quite some time and have lived in communities under governance whether primitive forms or not, for time immemorial. We know however, that none of these civilizations practiced any form of Christianity and at best, were involved in primitive, pagan earth religions and at worst, demonic and even cannibalistic dark wiccan religions.
Thus, how far back do we go in referring to this Christian America? Our modern history books credit Christopher Columbus and Amerigo Vespucci with this discovery at the end of the 15th century. Although, these two men sailed under the banners and planted the flags of “Constantinian Christendom Empires”, the Roman Catholic ruled monarchies of Spain and Italy, these were established European nations so, they cannot qualify for a Christian America even in embriotic form. It is believed that both of these men landed south of the North American continent, as well (Brazil, West Indies) so, this cannot be associated with a future United States of America. Explorations and conquests continued on into the 17th century but the only independent landings and settlings would have to be attributed to those we call the pilgrims who supposedly, fled from these imperialistic nations, namely England, to escape religious persecution so they could live, thrive and worship in this new land which they began to refer to as the New Jerusalem.
Naturally, we cannot with any academic integrity include these people who landed at least, 120 years before the forming of the nation the United States of America within the fabric of this later political creation and it was a political creation not a religious one. Even though, some of these pilgrims may have produced descendants a few generations down the line who may have become citizens of the new republic, they could in no way represent the majority of the citizenry that would form the U.S.A. For, there would be many developments within and without the colonies which would greatly alter the religious thinking and spiritual climate of the actual product of Enlightenment thinking that would serve as the true ethos for this Rosicrucian, Free-Masonic, Illuminati inspired revolution against the Constantinian Christendom Monarchies. The experiment in Enlightenment principles and values of SECULAR HUMANISM which really characterized the American revolution and formation is expressed in the Jeffersonian declaration which eclipses all others in the Declaration of Independence, “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” This saying is attributed to the god of Jefferson and his fellow deist/Freemason signers and revolutionary republic collaborators. I will get into this area of the sinister roots of the revolutionary republic in the second part of this article.
In a show of their ignorance however, ambitious Christian historians will reach back to the Mayflower era to propose Christian roots for the DNA of America. However, just as we will find other dastardly weeds popping up out of the soil in the formation of the U.S.A.in 1776 ( Illuminism, Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism,Occult signs, symbols and practices from Babylon and Egypt, etc.) we find a mixture, here, as well. The duplicitous nature of these pilgrims and the political cronies with which they made unholy alliances culminated in the mass betrayal, slaughter and genocide of the North American Indians which spanned over 200 years.The most grievous example of this hypocrisy and treachery is what is falsely celebrated concerning the harvest fest that is commemorated in the American’s holiday-Thanksgiving.
I will cite below a small article which reveals the true events surrounding our Christian celebratory meal-Thanksgiving and let you draw your own conclusions as to whether or not this is a Christian legacy to be proud of and if included in the DNA of a Christian nation what sort of Christian heritage this is?
THE REAL STORY OF THANKSGIVING by Susan Bates
Most of us associate the holiday with happy Pilgrims and Indians sitting down to a big feast. And that did happen – once.
The story began in 1614 when a band of English explorers sailed home to England with a ship full of Patuxet Indians bound for slavery. They left behind smallpox which virtually wiped out those who had escaped. By the time the Pilgrims arrived in Massachusetts Bay they found only one living Patuxet Indian, a man named Squanto who had survived slavery in England and knew their language. He taught them to grow corn and to fish, and negotiated a peace treaty between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Nation. At the end of their first year, the Pilgrims held a great feast honoring Squanto and the Wampanoags.
But as word spread in England about the paradise to be found in the new world, religious zealots called Puritans began arriving by the boat load. Finding no fences around the land, they considered it to be in the public domain. Joined by other British settlers, they seized land, capturing strong young Natives for slaves and killing the rest. But the Pequot Nation had not agreed to the peace treaty Squanto had negotiated and they fought back. The Pequot War was one of the bloodiest Indian wars ever fought.
In 1637 near present day Groton, Connecticut, over 700 men, women and children of the Pequot Tribe had gathered for their annual Green Corn Festival which is our Thanksgiving celebration. In the predawn hours the sleeping Indians were surrounded by English and Dutch mercenaries who ordered them to come outside. Those who came out were shot or clubbed to death while the terrified women and children who huddled inside the longhouse were burned alive. The next day the governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony declared “A Day Of Thanksgiving” because 700 unarmed men, women and children had been murdered.
Cheered by their “victory”, the brave colonists and their Indian allies attacked village after village. Women and children over 14 were sold into slavery while the rest were murdered. Boats loaded with a many as 500 slaves regularly left the ports of New England. Bounties were paid for Indian scalps to encourage as many deaths as possible.
Following an especially successful raid against the Pequot in what is now Stamford, Connecticut, the churches announced a second day of “thanksgiving” to celebrate victory over the heathen savages. During the feasting, the hacked off heads of Natives were kicked through the streets like soccer balls. Even the friendly Wampanoag did not escape the madness. Their chief was beheaded, and his head impaled on a pole in Plymouth, Massachusetts — where it remained on display for 24 years.
The killings became more and more frenzied, with days of thanksgiving feasts being held after each successful massacre. George Washington finally suggested that only one day of Thanksgiving per year be set aside instead of celebrating each and every massacre. Later Abraham Lincoln decreed Thanksgiving Day to be a legal national holiday during the Civil War — on the same day he ordered troops to march against the starving Sioux in Minnesota.
This story doesn’t have quite the same fuzzy feelings associated with it as the one where the Indians and Pilgrims are all sitting down together at the big feast. But we need to learn our true history so it won’t ever be repeated. Next Thanksgiving, when you gather with your loved ones to Thank God for all your blessings, think about those people who only wanted to live their lives and raise their families. They, also took time out to say “thank you” to Creator for all their blessings.
Our Thanks to Hill & Holler Column by Susan Bates email@example.com
This continued until the original inhabitants of the land were either driven off, massacred or wardened off into what we like to refer to now in such conciliatory language-reservations. Of course, these began as FEMA type concentration camps and ultimately, evolved into desert ghettoes characterized by gambling casinos, whorehouses, alcoholism and drug addiction. Is this the wonderful inheritance left these potential converts to American Christianity? Is it that surprising that we do not see to this day a very large congregation of Native American Christians?
I will end Part 1 of this article by asking, ” Which part of America’s history is the Christian part? Is it this dark chapter, or the ensuing period of agnostic, deistic, Freemasonic and Illuminist cult that laid the political and spiritual foundations for the Enlightened documents and Satanically signed and symbolled Capitol-Washington, D.C.? Is it perhaps, the shameful period of slavery, dragging thousands upon thousands of African men, women and children from their homeland in chains over hazardous ocean waters where many died of disease, exhaustion, dehydration or starvation? Many were of course, murdered and fed to the sharks because they couldn’t row quickly and hard enough for their heartless taskmasters. Those who survived landed upon the shores of the New Jerusalem paradise only to be subjected to a tortuous existence of unjust servitude and rape of their persons, destruction of their family units and total stripping of their humanity, as they were carted like cattle to be sold like animals to multitudinous slave owners.
Even after the abolition of this horror and inhumanity they were still not treated as equal creations of the Creator! So much for” all men are created equal with unalienable rights by their Creator”. Martin Luther King Jr. and his congregation of Christians would be attacked by fierce dogs and knocked to the ground by firehoses then beat mercilessly, with billy clubs. This all happened a hundred years later. Is this the era of Christian clemency and love for our brother inherent in the foundation of a Christian nation built on Judeo-Christian values and morality?
Time and space fail me here, to question the questionable spoils and fortunes attained by the elite of this politico/religious Christendom hierarchy in the “good old U.S. of A” through the wicked agency of sending off their impressionable, religiously propagandized patriot warriors to have their blood spilt in unjust ideological and religious wars serving as a cover for espionage and wholesale rape and pillage of weaker and more vulnerable peoples, all in the name of “God and Country, Democracy and Freedom!” Was this the era of a Christian America, the contrived Cold War supposedly, based on ideological differences with the “Evil Soviet regime” and those 18 and 19 year old boys who were lampooned and tortured in the jungles of Vietnam were “soldiers of the cross” defending America’s Christian values and ideals? Or was it a decade or two later in the deserts of Iraq and Afghanistan fighting the against the “axis of evil”, as the Bushes like to call it and the invisible, nefarious forces of Al Queda and militant, insurgent jihadists who were trying to destroy the Judeo-Christian foundations of the American Christian Empire from the caves of Pakistan? A lot of oil, gold and opium sure passed over the table for the elite while their religious youth were laying down their lives for God, Country, Democracy and Christian values in the quicksand of Islam!
Perhaps, today is our most glorious hour of holy conflict. as we bring down the antichrist, jihadist, CIA concocted vehicle of radical Islamic threat- ISIL or ISIS, whatever mood the Obamanation of Desolation is in that day determines their name. Maybe, he mixes it up like he does with his “supposed” wife’s name, Michelle-Michael, one of those.
I will close this article with the challenge to the reader to go and research out these matters and determine for himself, what is true and we will take up with this subject in our next installment.
Dr. Danny Morano