Rebellion to Tyrants – The American Tradition

During the War for Independence, the British oppressors called the American patriots “rebels.” George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Samuel Adams, James Madison, Patrick Henry, Benjamin Franklin – these eminent men were “rebels.” Just what does “rebel” mean? The handy website etymonline.com tells us that the term “rebel” comes “directly from Latin rebellis “insurgent, rebellious,” from rebellare “to rebel, revolt,” from re– “opposite, against,” or perhaps “again” (see re-) + bellare “wage war,” from bellum “war”.” 

A U.S. battle flag during the War for Independence

Drawing from Webster’s 1828 dictionary, we further learn that a “rebel” is:  

“One who revolts from the government to which he owes allegiance, either by openly renouncing the authority of that government, or by taking arms and openly opposing it.” 

And the act of rebelling means: 

“To revolt; to renounce the authority of the laws and government to which one owes allegiance. Subjects may rebel by an open renunciation of the authority of the government, without taking arms; but ordinarily, rebellion is accompanied by resistance in arms.” 

To rebel, then, is to make war against one’s own government or to renounce its authority. Usually, a rebellion requires the “rebels” to take up arms and extricate themselves from their government by force. Using these definitions, our Founding Fathers absolutely were “rebels” because they took up their rifles and made war against British tyranny. In so doing, these patriots won Liberty for America and helped establish the greatest nation in human history. 

Would any true American be so foolish as to suggest that the American Founding Fathers were villains for taking up arms and freeing our People from British oppression? Would any dyed-in-the-wool American be so treasonous as to say that the American Rebellion was wrong, that it was evil, or that it was not clearly justified beyond any reasonable doubt? 

There has never been a more just and holier war than the American Revolution – that great armed rebellion we celebrate every Independence Day. Don’t shy away from the term “rebellion.” It was a rebellion. Society has become indoctrinated to think of any act of rebellion as bad, wrong, or unjustified. We’ve been conditioned to see everyone labeled an “insurgent” or “rebel” as unpatriotic or a traitor. This is simply preposterous. 

The biggest rebels in U.S. history are also our biggest national heroes – the Founding Fathers, the Sons of Liberty, and their fellow Freedom Fighters. But they’d be a mere footnote in history had they not rebelled. If Thomas Jefferson hadn’t written the Declaration of Independence, would you even know he had existed? If George Washington hadn’t led a rag-tag team of militiamen and soldiers against his government’s professional army, would he be a household name today? Let’s be honest – the only reason our Founding Fathers are known, beloved, and venerated today is because they had the courage to rebel against their oppressive, corrupt, unworthy government. 

Thomas Jefferson’s personal seal

The personal motto of both Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, was “Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to God.” Thomas Jefferson designed a striking seal to display this powerful phrase. The duo even proposed that the maxim become the national motto. Separate and apart from Franklin and Jefferson, “Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to God” was a common thought at the time. Pastors taught that it was man’s duty to defend his God-given rights even if it meant taking up arms. Local militias stood up against the military when the latter came to town demanding: “Lay down your arms, you damned rebels, and disperse.” Americans high and low understood that servitude is Satanic and Liberty is godly. 

Armed with this knowledge and with a sense of duty towards their Faith, Families, and Freedom, thousands of patriots felt no qualms about taking up arms and rebelling. Sometimes we seem to imagine that these early Americans had their own country and were simply defending themselves against the British. Instead, we should remember that the King of England and British Parliament were the government. Knowing this makes our forefathers’ rebellion all the more impressive and consequential. It gave us the example that rebellion against government is not only allowed, but noble and right in the correct circumstances. 

The Declaration of Independence makes this abundantly clear. In words that should echo in our ears, Jefferson wrote and the Continental Congress ratified: 

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.” 

Read that again if you must, but let it sink in. Rebellion for rebellion’s sake is not advisable or desirable. However, when government perpetrates “a long train of abuses and usurpations,” and when government’s course is one of tyranny and centralization of power, it is not only just and good to rebel, but it is a solemn “duty” to “throw off such Government.” To reiterate, “it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish” their government whenever government fails to protect the rights of the People. 

The current oath of office sworn by members of Congress reads: 

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.” 

This oath has been amended slightly over the years, but what has changed but little is the first crucial line: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States.” The president swears the same. This is the key! If we want to know whether our elected representatives are faithful or whether they are traitors, we need simply observe and consider whether they support and defend the Constitution. If they do, then rebellion is off the table, inappropriate, and destructive. If they don’t uphold and obey the Constitution, and the normal recourse of elections and trials can’t remedy the situation, then rebellion is not only justified, but a sacred duty! 

Thomas Jefferson often wrote of the necessity of rebellion: 

“I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical. Unsuccesful rebellions indeed generally establish the incroachments on the rights of the people which have produced them. An observation of this truth should render honest republican governors so mild in their punishment of rebellions, as not to discourage them too much. It is a medecine necessary for the sound health of government” (Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, January 30, 1787). 

More famously, after Shay’s Rebellion, Jefferson exclaimed: 

“God forbid we should ever be 20. years without such a rebellion. The people can not be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions it is a lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. We have had 13. states independant 11. years. There has been one rebellion. That comes to one rebellion in a century and a half for each state. What country before ever existed a century and half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve it’s liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it’s natural manure” (Thomas Jefferson to William Stephens Smith, November 13, 1787). 

Compare these enlightened sentiments with those of the current regime and media talking heads who refer to the American patriots who rallied at the Capitol Building on January 6 as “domestic terrorists” and “insurrectionists.” They were nothing of the sort and to say so is dishonest, divisive, and deeply asinine. 

Let me express a feeling I had on January 6. When I saw the minor breach at the Capitol (allowed and encouraged by police in order to frame conservative America) on January 6, I was ecstatic. I thought, maybe, just maybe, the American People were waking up and were finally prepared to stand up for their rights. Instead, it turned out, that the People were content to wave flags and talk the talk, but not actually walk to the walk and force their tyrannical overlords in Washington to fulfill their oaths to the Constitution. 

So many otherwise decent people on our side almost boast that we aren’t the ones who rebel. My question is – why not? Why no revolution? Why no rebellion? Have we lost our courage? Have we lost our sense? Have we lost the spirit of Liberty that animated our forefathers to rebel against their corrupt government? The crimes committed by our government today and over the past hundred plus years dwarf in scale and savagery anything committed by the British against early Americans. The comparison isn’t even close. Yet, we’re too afraid to do our duty and alter or abolish the usurpers who tyrannize us. We’re afraid to be revolutionary. 

Many people think, contrary to what their forefathers believed in 1776, that rebellion is “unbecoming” and that we owe blind obedience to government no matter what. Christians twist Romans 13, for instance, to support the unsupportable idea that all governments get their authority from God and that every act of government is legitimate. Many people of my own faith also misquote a canonical statement saying that “sedition and rebellion are unbecoming every citizen.” If they were honest, they’d read the entire context and find that the statement falls in line with the spirit of the Declaration of Independence. It notes: 

“We believe that all men are bound to sustain and uphold the respective governments in which they reside, while protected in their inherent and inalienable rights by the laws of such governments; and that sedition and rebellion are unbecoming every citizen thus protected, and should be punished accordingly; and that all governments have a right to enact such laws as in their own judgments are best calculated to secure the public interest; at the same time, however, holding sacred the freedom of conscience” (The Doctrine and Covenants 134:5). 

Did you catch that? My Church believes, and so do I, that rebellion is wrong in times when everyone enjoys their rights and has proper recourse under the law. However, when “inherent and inalienable rights” are not protected, all bets are off. Only those duly protected by law are prohibited from rebelling; and those not “thus protected” actually have a duty to rebel. 

In his momentous Farewell Address, President George Washington stated: 

“This government, the offspring of our own choice, uninfluenced and unawed, adopted upon full investigation and mature deliberation, completely free in its principles, in the distribution of its powers, uniting security with energy, and containing within itself a provision for its own amendment, has a just claim to your confidence and your support. Respect for its authority, compliance with its laws, acquiescence in its measures, are duties enjoined by the fundamental maxims of true liberty. The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government. But the Constitution which at any time exists, till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole people, is sacredly obligatory upon all. The very idea of the power and the right of the people to establish government presupposes the duty of every individual to obey the established government.” 

Recall that this comes from the man who led the Rebellion against his government in 1776! General Washington knew full well that rebellion was proper and just on certain occasions. On July 2, 1776, this great man who was a defender of duly-constituted government and rule of law, issued this order to his troops: 

“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their Houses, and Farms, are to be pillaged and destroyed, and they consigned to a State of Wretchedness from which no human efforts will probably deliver them. The fate of unborn Millions will now depend, under God, on the Courage and Conduct of this army—Our cruel and unrelenting Enemy leaves us no choice but a brave resistance, or the most abject submission; this is all we can expect—We have therefore to resolve to conquer or die: Our own Country’s Honor, all call upon us for a vigorous and manly exertion, and if we now shamefully fail, we shall become infamous to the whole world—Let us therefore rely upon the goodness of the Cause, and the aid of the supreme Being, in whose hands Victory is, to animate and encourage us to great and noble Actions—The Eyes of all our Countrymen are now upon us, and we shall have their blessings, and praises, if happily we are the instruments of saving them from the Tyranny meditated against them. Let us therefore animate and encourage each other, and shew the whole world, that a Freeman contending for Liberty on his own ground is superior to any slavish mercenary on earth.” 

To General Washington, there was “no choice” but to rebel against the tyrannical government and carve out Freedom by force. No one fought harder for Liberty than Washington. No one was a bigger “rebel” than the Father of our Country. 

Ultimately, the sunshine patriots aren’t the ones who will decide the matter. Rather, it will be the seasoned soldiers of sanity who will step forward to secure their sacred rights. Samuel Adams warned: “If ever the Time should come, when vain & aspiring Men shall possess the highest Seats in Government, our Country will stand in Need of its experienced Patriots to prevent its Ruin” (Samuel Adams to James Warren, October 24, 1780). 

Are you one of those “experienced patriots” who will step forward? If you’re not prepared to step forward and be counted at this crucial juncture, stop calling yourself a patriot. If you’re not prepared to act – to rebel if need be – you’re not a patriot; you’re a coward and a traitor. If you’re too scared to rebel in any way necessary against one of the most wicked cabals ever to oppress a free nation, then Samuel Adams was speaking directly to you when he exclaimed: 

“Contemplate the mangled bodies of your countrymen, and then say, What should be the reward of such sacrifices? Bid us and our posterity bow the knee, supplicate the friendship, and plow, and sow, and reap, to glut the avarice of the men who have let loose on us the dogs of war to riot in our blood and hunt us from the face of the earth? If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude than the animating contest of freedom—go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!” (Samuel Adams, Speech, August 1, 1776). 

In 1776, our forefathers declared Independence and rebelled against their vile government. They fought for Freedom. They secured it at the price of blood and treasure. They then wisely safeguarded it by establishing the rule of law via a written Constitution. 

Today, we don’t need Independence; we have it on paper, legally, and by right. What we don’t have is a government that honors its commitments, fulfills its oaths, and protects our legitimate, God-given agency. Instead, we have a criminal clique that has hijacked our government and retains its illicit power through mass media manipulation and outright election fraud. They are the occupiers. They are the usurpers. They are the ones who owe allegiance to us. This clique has ruled for decades from the shadows, but now it openly flaunts its lordship over us and dares us to do something about it. 

No, we don’t need Independence from these banker-backed, Marxist-minded, internationalist occupiers; what we need is to oust them from power over us. When a robber breaks into your house, you don’t concede defeat and leave to find a new place to live. Instead, you fight back and reclaim what’s yours. Dear American, what’s yours? What is your birthright? Is Freedom your heritage? Isn’t a republican, representative government of limited scale promised to you in Article IV, Section 4 of the Constitution? 

Earlier, you read the oath that our elected representatives in Congress swear. Are they fulfilling that oath? Are they safeguarding the Constitution like they swore to do? Of course not! They’re perpetual liars who trample the Constitution at every turn. And this goes for Republicans as well Democrats. From Mitt Romney to Nancy Pelosi and from Chuck Schumer to Mitch McConnell, the Congress is infested with traitors and oath-breakers, conmen and enemy abettors. 

The Constitution is not defunct or broken; the men who conduct our national affairs are corrupt and treasonous. As one colorful figure of the nineteenth century stated: “I love the government and the constitution of the United States, but I do not love the damned rascals who administer the government.” Again, I repeat, that our constitutional system is not at fault – the fault lies with the men who break their oaths and the apathetic citizenry which allows them to get away with it. 

What we need is to revive the Constitution. We need a Constitution Revolution. We need a rebellion against the tyrants who have usurped power over us. We need invoke our natural rights and wage war against traitors in the spirit of 1776. The traitors are easy to identify. Look at who promotes free will and constitutional protections on individual Liberty and who proposes policies that restrict free will and suggest coercion and you’ll know which side to stand on. 

I call for a Constitution Revolution. We need a revolution in our minds and hearts. We need to revolutionize our understanding of the Constitution. Founding Father James Wilson said

“Were I called upon for my reasons why I deem so highly of the American character, I would assign them in a very few words—That character has been eminently distinguished by the love of liberty, and the love of law. . . . 

“But law and liberty cannot rationally become the objects of our love, unless they first become the objects of our knowledge. The same course of study, properly directed, will lead us to the knowledge of both. Indeed, neither of them can be known, because neither of them can exist, without the other. Without liberty, law loses its nature and its name, and becomes oppression. Without law, liberty also loses its nature and its name, and becomes licentiousness. In denominating, therefore, that science, by which the knowledge of both is acquired, it is unnecessary to preserve, in terms, the distinction between them. That science may be named, as it has been named, the science of law. 

“The science of law should, in some measure, and in some degree, be the study of every free citizen, and of every free man. Every free citizen and every free man has duties to perform and rights to claim. Unless, in some measure, and in some degree, he knows those duties and those rights, he can never act a just and an independent part.” 

To restate Wilson’s words, you can’t be an effective patriot if you don’t know our nation’s charter of Liberty – the Constitution. You cannot love what you do not comprehend. That goes for God, the law, a spouse, ad infinitum. We need a revolution in our understanding of the Constitution and of the law of Liberty. Unless we first acquire this fundamental understanding, any other type of revolution will fail. 

After we come to understand the Constitution, we’ll know how we’ve been deceived, tricked, and abused. We’ll comprehend how our elected representatives broke their oaths and sold out our Freedom for thirty pieces of silver. And we’ll realize the wisdom in Jefferson’s words: 

“[W]hen a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.” 

As Constitution Day dawns, I call for revolution and rebellion – a revolution in our principles and understanding of our national documents and a relentless rebellion against the tyrants who have illicitly usurped power over us. Resist peacefully, if you must; but resist. Freedom is never granted or given – it is won at the price of self-sacrifice, blood, treasure, tears, and toil. Are we prepared to do what must be done? Are we prepared to fight for the Constitution? Are we prepared to live the American tradition and rebel against tyrants? 

George Washington said that “the constitution is the guide, which I never will abandon” (George Washington the Boston Selectmen, July 28, 1795). I second his pledge. I echo the voices of those fifty-six good men who signed their names to the Declaration of Independence, those who fought against their countrymen for Liberty, and those who crafted the Constitution. They won Freedom and it’s our task to restore it by reviving the Constitution and making it our gold standard once more. 

Yes, I side with the “rebels”! The rebels were on the right side of history in 1776. Rebellion to tyrants is always right. Nothing is more American than “Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to God.” I’m prepared to renounce and make war against anyone and anything I need to – including my government which has been hijacked by criminals – in defense of my Faith, Family, and Freedom. What could be a nobler cause to rebel over than Freedom? 

Zack Strong, 
September 16, 2021 

Afghanistan: Cui Bono?

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In this brief newsletter, I want to talk about the fall of Afghanistan. I will highlight the predictable Russian and Chinese incursion into that beleaguered nation. And then I’ll discuss the age-old question – Cui bono? Who benefited? 

Let’s begin with some facts. Even before the United States abandoned Afghanistan, the Taliban began conquering town after town after town. In fact, right now it’s the peak Taliban campaign season. Despite the Taliban’s surge, we did nothing. 

As soon as we hastily fled Bagram Airforce base, the emboldened Taliban seized even more territory and rushed to Kabul which they are in the process of capturing. As we were leaving, the Biden regime shipped loads of military equipment to Afghanistan to augment the billions of dollars’ worth of gear already there. This conveniently found its way into the Taliban’s hands. This is being called a “conspiracy theory” and “false” by the all-knowing fact-checkers, yet it’s irrefutably true. 

Time, which is obviously not a right-wing conspiracy rag, published an article on August 17 titled “How $83 Billion Spent on the Afghan Army Ended Up Benefiting the Taliban.” It noted: 

“Built and trained at a two-decade cost of $83 billion, Afghan security forces collapsed so quickly and completely — in some cases without a shot fired — that the ultimate beneficiary of the American investment turned out to be the Taliban. They grabbed not only political power but also U.S.-supplied firepower — guns, ammunition, helicopters and more. 

“The Taliban captured an array of modern military equipment when they overran Afghan forces who failed to defend district centers. Bigger gains followed, including combat aircraft, when the Taliban rolled up provincial capitals and military bases with stunning speed, topped by capturing the biggest prize, Kabul, over the weekend. 

“A U.S. defense official on Monday confirmed the Taliban’s sudden accumulation of U.S.-supplied Afghan equipment is enormous. . . . 

“Of the approximately $145 billion the U.S. government spent trying to rebuild Afghanistan, about $83 billion went to developing and sustaining its army and police forces, according to the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, a congressionally created watchdog that has tracked the war since 2008. The $145 billion is in addition to $837 billion the United States spent fighting the war, which began with an invasion in October 2001. 

“The $83 billion invested in Afghan forces over 20 years is nearly double last year’s budget for the entire U.S. Marine Corps and is slightly more than what Washington budgeted last year for food stamp assistance for about 40 million Americans.” 

Cui bono? Not America. Not the American People. Not the U.S. military. Not our Western allies. Not the people of Afghanistan. Not Central Asia. 

Forbes article goes further in breaking down what it calls the “staggering” numbers of U.S. hardware gifted to the Taliban. A small part of the article records: 

“This month, the Taliban seized Black Hawk helicopters and A-29 Super Tucano attack aircraft. As late as last month, Afghanistan’s Ministry of Defense posted photos on social media of seven newly arrived helicopters from the U.S., Reuters reported. 

“Black Hawk helicopters can cost up to $21 million. In 2013, the U.S. placed an order for 20 A-29 Super Tucano attack aircraft for $427 million – that’s $21.3 million for each plane. Other specialized helicopters can cost up to $37 million each. 

“The Afghan air force contracted for C-208 light attack airplanes in March 2018: seven planes for $84.6 million, or $12.1 million each. The airplanes are very sophisticated and carry HELLFIRE missiles, anti-tank missiles and other weaponry. 

“The PC-12 intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance airplanes use the latest in technology. Having these planes fall into Taliban control is disconcerting. Civilian models sell new for approximately $5 million each and the military planes could sell for many times that price. 

“Basic fixed-wing airplanes range in price from $3.1 million to $22 million in the DLA database. 

“Of course, helicopter prices also range widely depending on the technology, purpose, and equipment. For example, according to the DLA, general purpose helicopters range in price from $92,000 to $922,000. Observation helicopters can cost $92,000 and utility helicopters up to $922,000. 

“Even if the Taliban can’t fly our planes, the parts are very valuable. For example, just the control stick for certain military planes has an acquisition value of $17,808 and a fuel tank sells for up to $35,000.” 

Cui bono? Not the United States. Not Freedom. Not our allies. 

Perhaps more to the point, Tyler Durden wrote

“The Taliban’s latest offensives have been nothing short of impressive, acquiring 600,000 weapons, 75,000 vehicles, and 200 aircraft, transforming the terrorist group into a rogue military power overnight. One military device Taliban forces have sized is the U.S. military’s biometrics database that has sounded alarm bells with U.S. officials. 

“Called the Handheld Interagency Identity Detection Equipment (HIIDE), it was seized last week during the Taliban’s offensive, according to The Intercept, who spoke with current and former military officials. The sensitive data, now in Taliban hands, contains a biological database on the Afghan population. Some sensitive data include thousands of Afghan civilians who worked alongside U.S. Army Special Forces as interpreters.” 

Fun, huh? The Taliban now has the most modern of military equipment at its disposal – and in large quantities. But even handier, the Taliban can now use its newly-acquired Black Hawks in conjunction with the biometric database we compiled to hunt down U.S. sympathizers. Need we even ask “cui bono?” What’s more, Biden not only handed the Taliban terrorists “a biological database on the Afghan population,” which includes “thousands of Afghan civilians who worked alongside U.S. Army Special Forces,” but the regime literally handed a kill list to the Taliban

“[D]uring this surreal press conference late on Thursday, Biden did not deny the report of U.S. handing over names of Americans to Taliban, saying ‘There may have been.’ 

““There have been occasions where our military has contacted their military counterparts in the Taliban and said this bus is coming through…made up of the following group…let it through,” the president said. “Yes, there have been occasions like that.” 

“Biden added that to his knowledge, the “bulk of that group” has been let through but can’t say with “certitude” that there was a list of names passed to the Taliban. In short, yes, the Biden admin handed “kill lists” to the Taliban. 

“A day that will live in infamy for the reeling Biden administration just got even worse, after Politico reported that Biden administration officials in Kabul gave the Taliban a list of names of American citizens, green card holders and Afghan allies to grant entry into the militant-controlled outer perimeter of the city’s airport, a choice which according to the media outlet which was just purchased by Germany’s Axel Springer, “prompted outrage behind the scenes from lawmakers and military officials.” 

““Basically, they just put all those Afghans on a kill list,” said one defense official, who like others spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive topic. “It’s just appalling and shocking and makes you feel unclean.”” 

Cui bono? Did America benefit? Are the hundreds of Americans stranded in Afghanistan benefiting? Did our Afghan allies benefit? Has the U.S. Constitution benefited from our military adventurism lo these many years? 

The Taliban, despite promises that they’ll be nice this time around, are already publicly burning and decapitating women to create a chilling effect among resisters. As this happens and the United States abandons its former “allies,” the Taliban proceeds to capture strategic parts of the country. They just seized the militarized portion of the Kabul Airport – using American weapons. They also took control of the largest lithium deposit on planet earth. Potentially $1-3 Trillion in value, the deposit – which includes gold, iron, and other important minerals – sits in the Wakhan Corridor which borders Red China. 

China is now preparing to swoop in to secure the crucial region. They’ll likely do it in the name of fighting terrorism. As you read the following insight from a recent article, ask yourself “cui bono?”: 

“China shares a small border with Afghanistan called the Wakhan Corridor that is just 210km long and between 20 km and 60 km wide. While the length of the border may appear insignificant, its location is what makes Wakhan crucial in geopolitics. 

“The Wakhan Corridor links China’s restive Xinjiang province with Afghanistan’s Badakshan province, with Tajikistan to the north and Pakistan’s Khyber Pakthunkhwa and Kashmir to the south. The mountainous terrain in the region had made the Wakhan Corridor a difficult place for building road networks. 

“However, its location is crucial for the security and viability of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a key part of China’s larger Belt Road Initiative (BRI). An article by Australia’s Lowy Institute explained the significance of Wakhan as “The port of Gwadar in Pakistan marks the beginning of this corridor (CPEC), and the tip of the Wakhan marks entry point for CPEC into China.” 

“The Wakhan Corridor has been a route used by Uighur militants who are opposed to Chinese rule in Xinjiang. China has previously expressed fears the Taliban-controlled territory could be used by Uighur groups such as the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM). In fact during his meeting with Baradar, Wang had said, “We hope the Afghan Taliban will make a clean break with all terrorist organisations including ETIM (East Turkestan Islamic Movement) and resolutely and effectively combat them to remove obstacles, play a positive role and create enabling conditions for security, stability, development and cooperation in the region.” 

“Securing the Wakhan Corridor would help China control the activity of Uighur militants, while also ensuring the security of CPEC. Multiple projects linked to CPEC have been attacked in Pakistan in recent years. The CPEC, which is a network of road and rail links, is being built at an estimated cost of $62 billion. CPEC is intended to give China land access to the Arabian Sea, boosting trade prospects to the Middle East, Africa and Europe by cutting travel time. . . . 

“Afghanistan is believed to have large deposits of gold, iron, copper, zinc, lithium and other rare earth metals, valued at over $1 trillion. “Afghanistan may hold 60 million metric tons of copper, 2.2 billion tons of iron ore, 1.4 million tons of rare earth elements (REEs) such as lanthanum, cerium, neodymium, and veins of aluminium, gold, silver, zinc, mercury…” an analysis in The Diplomat in 2020 said. 

“Various rare earth elements are used for making key components of phones, cameras, computer disks, TVs and other equipment. They also have applications in clean energy and defence industries. . . . 

“China potentially getting control of untapped deposits of lithium and rare earths in Afghanistan would prove a major advantage for Beijing in its evolving competition with the US and Europe for resources. In 2019, the US imported 80 per cent of its rare earth minerals from China, while the EU states got 98 per cent of these materials from China.” 

So, cui bono? Did we benefit? Or did our enemies? You can answer for yourself. 

On a similar note, one of the enduring myths that burns me up is that the United States invaded Iraq “for the oil.” Bunkum. China actually received most of oil that left Iraq, not the United States. In fact, Iraq’s first oil contract after the ousting of Saddam was with China. It’s the same with Afghanistan. We didn’t go in for material gain, oil, or rare earth minerals. China appears like it will be the recipient yet again. So, I ask, cui bono? 

Let’s now shift to Russia. Are you sick of me talking about Russia? Well, buckle up. Last week, in Red Alert No. 29, I shared Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov’s statement on the Taliban. He said: “They are sane people.” To an insane person, perhaps! And there are few as insane as Russia’s leadership. This statement alone should make you wonder about Russia’s true intentions. 

On July 18, in Red Alert issue No. 26, I dove more into the problem of Russian intervention in Afghanistan: 

“Last week, I reported on the fact that Russia has been intruding in Afghanistan in a major way. I noted that they’re trying to fill the power vacuum left by the United States – as they’ve done in Syria and elsewhere. Now, this week, Russia held military drills in neighboring Tajikistan ostensibly aimed at potential operations against the Taliban. This is a farce. It’s a cruel joke on humanity. Russia is arming both sides – Kabul’s security forces as well as the Taliban. They’ve been openly hosting talks with Taliban leaders in Moscow for several years. Now, suddenly, they’re so concerned about the Taliban and are seemingly gearing up their military for an entrance into Afghanistan? . . . . 

“To add to the farce that Russian is legitimately “concerned” about Afghanistan – a nation they invaded and ravished not too many years ago – is the fact that Russia has now demanded that the Kabul government cooperate and deal with the Taliban! You can’t make this up. While being so supposedly concerned about the Taliban that it has to hold military drills on Afghanistan’s border, Moscow is simultaneously shilling for the Taliban and urging others to acquiesce and treat them as legitimate partners instead of the terrorists they are. . . . 

“Lenin famously said that the best way to handle opposition was to control it. This is just another example of this tactic in action. They cause chaos, play both sides, provoke one side to fight against the other, blame others (particularly the United States) for the problems, and then jump in to mediate and “save the day.” As repulsive as it is, Putin plays the game well and has set Russia up as the dominate power in Central Asia. 

“Don’t be surprised if you see Russia launch military actions in Afghanistan like they did in Syria. Of course, these actions will be taken in the name of “fighting terrorism” or of “liberating” the poor people of the area. In the communist mind, they never launch a war of aggression. All wars are defensive. All wars are wars of “liberation.” And, as a final psy-op, they’ll convince everyone that it’s all America’s fault and we’ll receive the black eye while they take the glory. This is how communists operate.” 

One week before I wrote that piece of prophetic penmanship, I observed in Red Alert No. 25: 

“The New World Order uses the United States like a battering ram. The U.S. military is used to bust up a place and, then, when our boys withdraw and create a vacuum, overtly hostile entities or nations are brought in to reshape it in the Marxist image. Such a power vacuum has been left in Afghanistan and the 21st-Century communist bloc has decided to step in and fill the void. 

“The five nations in particular that will hold sway in Afghanistan, alongside their Taliban puppets, are Russia, China, Iran, Turkey, and Pakistan. Turkey – a formal ally of Russia and Iran – has said it will keep its troops in Afghanistan even after NATO withdraws. China is openly talking about developing and using Afghanistan for economic purposes. And Russia, as always, seems to be in the background pulling strings. Meetings and conferences between Taliban leaders and Russian authorities have become increasingly frequent over the past several years with Moscow usually hosting or initiating them. 

“Russia has been the string-puller throughout the Middle East for a very long time. The War on Terror – which was emphatically supported and urged on by Vladimir Putin, the first head of state to call George W. and pledge support – has been a massive windfall for Russia. Russia has benefited, picking up the pieces of the nations smashed by the U.S. military, while America has achieved nothing whatsoever except a bad rep, a Mt. Everest of war debt, and internal division. . . . 

“There’s nothing “natural” about Russia’s intervention in the Middle East and Central Asia. Russia is very successfully following the same “roadmap” drawn up by the Soviet Union. As the United States withdraws, Russia is rushing in to fill the power vacuum while posing as the white knight of salvation. With it, Russia is bringing China, Iran, and Turkey. Hostile forces such as Assad in Syria, the PLO in Palestine, and the Taliban in Afghanistan, are being propped up and bolstered by Putin. Judging by the company it keeps and the strategic moves it’s making, it’s almost as if Russia is deliberately trying to fulfill Biblical end times prophecy.” 

I don’t mean to occupy your time reading what you may have already read before, but I do so because what I predicted is already being fulfilled – and faster than I expected. Russia is unquestionably moving into Afghanistan. Russian military aircraft have been at the Kabul airport evacuating people. Putin vetoed Biden’s request to place U.S. forces in Central Asian nations. That’s an intriguing tidbit since it was Putin who practically begged Skull and Bonesman George W. Bush to use those same nations to launch a war in Afghanistan. It seems that now the United States has wasted billions of dollars, lost thousands of lives, and made fools of themselves in the eyes of the world, it’s “mission accomplished” and they can now leave and make room for Russia to exert its power. 

Along with telling the United States to leave the region, Russia is not only mobilizing its military forces there, but pushing for stronger ties among Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) states. These states are Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Armenia. Afghanistan and Serbia are Observer States. Even though it recently held military drills in nearby Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, just 12 miles from the Afghan border in fact, Russia plans to hold additional war drills in Kyrgyzstan soon. And all of it is being done in the context of the “threat of terrorism” that Russia itself is supporting. 

I now quote from the Institute on the Study of War. They wrote of Russia’s angle on Afghanistan:  

“Kremlin messaging on Afghanistan since August 15 has praised the Taliban’s claimed “peaceful” takeover of Kabul, while Russian forces in Central Asia have responded with military exercises. Zamir Kabulov, the Kremlin’s special representative on Afghanistan, stated on August 16 that the Kremlin “prepared the ground ahead of time” to work with “the new government of Afghanistan” and claimed the Taliban seized Kabul “peacefully.” The Kremlin is officially predicating official recognition of the Taliban on the Taliban’s ability to prevent jihadist attacks in Central Asia and meet unstated good governance requirements. The Kremlin has previously called on the Taliban to “prevent the spread of tensions” beyond Afghanistan’s borders during meetings in Moscow in early July. Kabulov stated that Russia does not see “a single direct threat to our allies in Central Asia” from the Taliban itself, but noted that regime change can create “a niche for other international terrorist organizations” on August 16. Russian and partner forces are additionally increasing the frequency of joint military exercises and are preparing for a Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) exercise in the coming months. Approximately 1,000 troops at Russia’s 201st Military Base in Tajikistan began snap exercises on August 17 that are ongoing as of publication.[4] The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) announced on August 16 that it will hold an exercise designated “Cobalt-2021” in Tajikistan “in the coming months” but did not specify a date or participants.  

“The Kremlin will likely officially recognize the Taliban and will expand Russian basing and military operations in Central Asia to combat potential jihadist forces. The Taliban is unlikely to completely control Afghanistan’s borders to meet Russia’s demand, and jihadist groups and criminal networks are highly likely to proliferate in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and other Central Asian states. The Kremlin will likely accept a level of insecurity in the region above what the United States and its allies would accept and recognize the Taliban as the legitimate government of Afghanistan. The Kremlin may additionally seek to secure economic concessions such as access to mineral resources from the Taliban in exchange for recognition. The Kremlin will additionally prioritize preventing potentially destabilizing refugee flows from Afghanistan. The Russian military has prepared for several years for the potential of a renewed jihadist threat to Central Asia following a US withdrawal from Afghanistan. Russian military deployments in Central Asia are in large part responses to this legitimate threat. However, additional Russian basing and further military cooperation with Central Asian states will support the Kremlin’s campaign to integrate the militaries of the former Soviet Union under Russian structures and improve Russian force projection capabilities in the region.” 

In other words, despite the fact that the Taliban is outlawed in Russia, Russia has been working with the Taliban. Yet, it knows that the Taliban won’t be able to sufficiently keep control of Afghanistan and welcomes the “threat” because it provides a pretext for boosting its presence and military involvement in the area. 

Russia is currently refusing Afghan refugees because, as KGB dictator Vladimir Putin said, Russia doesn’t “want militants appearing again under the guise of refugees.” He then noted: “We don’t want to repeat, even in part, something what we had in the 90s and in the mid-2000s, when there were hostilities in the North Caucasus.” If you recall from history, “Islamic militants” committed a host of terrorist attacks in Russia during the 90s and early 2000s. Or did they? 

Putin is keen on concealing the fact that his own intelligence services orchestrated a host of false-flag bombings in Russia that killed hundreds of Russians and then blamed it on Islamic and Chechen “terrorists.” Mike Eckel, writing for Radio Free Europe Radio Libertyexplained how these bombings – much like our own 9/11 false flag – gave Russia a pretext to launch their own “War on Terror” that continues to this day: 

“The predawn blast on September 9, 1999, reduced the building to a smoking pile of rubble, killing more than 100. A second building, less than 6 kilometers away, was rocked by an explosion on September 13, killing 119. 

“Days earlier, a car bomb exploded in a small town bordering the war-ravaged region of Chechnya, where reignited fighting was already spilling into neighboring regions. That blast, outside the apartment building in the town of Buynaksk, killed dozens. 

“It was followed seven days later by a truck bomb that destroyed a nine-story building in another southern city, Volgodonsk, killing 17. 

“On September 23, Putin asserted terrorists in Chechnya were to blame and ordered a massive air campaign within the North Caucasus region. When asked a day later about the campaign targeting what he called terrorists, Putin responded with the phrase that inaugurated his rise to preeminence. 

““We will pursue them everywhere,” he said, using a crude slang expression. “Excuse me for saying so: We’ll catch them in the toilet. We’ll wipe them out in the outhouse.” 

“The statement became a Putin catchphrase, and set the tone for the 20 years of rule that followed.” 

September seems to be the month of false-flag attacks by “Islamic terrorists.” You’ll notice the sarcastic quotation marks around the words “Islamic terrorists.” Do we all have collective amnesia? Have we all forgotten what was common knowledge during the Cold War; namely, that the international communist cabal was behind most terrorism in the world? This was and is established fact. Soviet Russia even trained some of the leaders that are today leading terror groups and terrorist states, from Mahmoud Abbas of the KGB-created Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) to Ayatollah Khomeini, the supreme Maitreya-worshipping fanatic in charge of Iran. In fact, when you examine the worldwide terror network, you find that all roads lead to Moscow (to be honest, some lead to Tel Aviv, Washington, Tehran, and Beijing, too). 

The Soviet Union mastered false-flag attacks. In fact, Russia has been faking things dating back to at least the Potemkin villages under Tsaritsina Catherine II. The liars that they are, the communists knew how to manufacture crises to justify violence, revolution, or military action. In fact, Soviet intelligence had an entire unit devoted to producing forgeries that they distributed throughout the world to poison public opinion against the United States and her allies and to sow division and mistrust everywhere. 

Putin, a career KGB agent, is well-versed in the art of deception. As the newly-appointed head of Russia in September 1999, Putin was in the perfect position to benefit from a “terrorist” attack in Russia. But before I briefly talk about the 1999 bombings, let’s talk about the 1994 bombings. You probably aren’t aware of those false-flags in Russia, but they were used to justify a renewed cycle of military oppression against the Chechens the same as in 1999. 

In his landmark book Blowing Up Russia, which was the “crime” that got him censored in Russia and most likely led to his gruesome assassination via poison, former Russian intelligence operative Alexander Litvinenko wrote: 

“Knowing that Russian troops and the forces of the anti-Dudaev opposition might begin their storm of Grozny at any moment, on November 18, 1994, the FSK made its first recorded attempt to stir up anti-Chechen feeling by committing an act of terrorism and laying the blame on Chechen separatists: if the chauvinist sentiments of Muscovites could be inflamed, it would be easy to continue the repression of the independence movement in Chechnya. 

“It should be noted that on November 1 8 and in later instances, the supposed “Chechen terrorists” set off their explosions at the most inopportune times, and then never actually claimed responsibility (rendering the terrorist attack itself meaningless). In any case, in November 1994, public opinion in Russia and around the world was on the side of the Chechen people, so why would the Chechens have committed an act of terrorism in Moscow? It would have made far more sense to attempt to sabotage the stationing of Russian troops on Chechen territory. Russian supporters of war with Chechnya were, however, only too willing to see the hand of Chechnya in any terrorist attack, and their response on every occasion was to strike a rapid and quite disproportionately massive blow against Chechen sovereignty. The impression was naturally created that the Russian military and law enforcement agencies, while quite unprepared for the terrorist attacks, were incredibly well prepared to launch counter-measures. 

“The explosion of November 18, 1994, took place on a railroad track crossing the river Yauza in Moscow. According to experts, it was caused by two powerful charges of approximately 1 .5 kilograms of TNT. About twenty meters of the railroad bed were ripped up, and the bridge almost collapsed. It was quite clear, however, that the explosion had occurred prematurely, before the next train was due to cross the bridge. The shattered fragments of the bomber’s body were discovered about one hundred meters from the site of the explosion. He was Captain Andrei Schelenkov, an employee of the oil company Lanako. His own bomb had blown him up as he was planting it on the bridge. 

“It was only thanks to this blunder by the operative carrying out the bombing that the immediate organizers of the terrorist attack became known. Lanako’s boss, who had given his firm a name beginning with the first two letters of his own last name, was thirty-five-year-old Maxim Lazovsky, a highly valued agent of the Moscow and Moscow Region Department of the FSB, who was known in criminal circles by the nicknames of “Max” and “Cripple.” At the risk of anticipating events, we can also point out the significant fact that every single one of Lanako’s employees was a full-time or free-lance agent of the Russian counterespionage agencies. 

“On the day of the explosion on the river Yauza, November 18, 1994, an anonymous phone call to the police claimed that a truck full of explosives was standing outside the Lanako offices. As a result, the FSB department actually discovered a truck close to the firm’s offices containing three MON-50 mines, fifty charges for grenade launchers, fourteen RGD-5 grenades, ten F-I grenades, and four packs of plastic explosives, with a total weight of six kilograms. The FSB claimed, however, that it had been unable to determine who owned the truck, even though a Lanako identity card was found on Schelenkov’s remains, and the explosives used in the Yauza bombing were of the same kind as that on the truck” (Alexander Litvinenko and Yuri Felshtinsky, Blowing Up Russia: The Secret Plot to Bring Back KGB Terror, 4-6). 

Imagine that, Muslims being blamed for “terror attacks” which justify war. It’s almost as if the world Elites use the same script to push their agenda. . . . 

In 1999, a similar pattern to the 1994 false-flag attacks was used. In my article “How Russia Benefited from 9/11,” I summarized the situation thus: 

“At the beginning of September, 1999, a series of apartment bombs rocked Russia, killing several hundred. These were naturally blamed on Islamic Chechen terrorists. Alexander Litvinenko, and other researchers, however, have pinned the blame directly on the Moscow FSB which had so recently been headed by Vladimir Putin. In Ryazan, on September 22, light was shed on who was perpetrating the bombings. 

“On that day, a man spotted suspicious individuals carrying what appeared to be sacks of sugar or flour into the basement of a building. He called the police who arrived and found these sacks rigged with timed explosives and set near the main support columns of the building. The sacks contained hexogen, a military-grade explosive substance. Had the men not been spotted and the police not called, the bomb would have later gone off and demolished the old building. Like the other bombings, this would have been blamed on “Islamic terrorists” as part of the pretext for launching the Second Chechen War. 

 “In the immediate aftermath of the foiled bombing, Putin congratulated the public for its vigilance and the FSB feigned no knowledge of the event. Yet, two days later, after several “terrorists” had been apprehended in Ryazan by the local authorities, the Moscow FSB claimed the entire thing has been a training exercise and ordered the suspects released. Litvinenko raised obvious questions about this odd version of events. He wrote: 

““Could we possibly expect the FSB to say nothing all day long on September 23, while the whole world was buzzing with news of a failed terrorist attack? It’s impossible to imagine. Is it possible to imagine that the Prime Minister of Russia [Putin] and former director of the FSB, who, moreover, has personal links with Patrushev [then head of the FSB], was not informed about the “exercises?” . . . The fact that at seven o’clock in the evening, on September 23, 1999, Putin did not make any statement about training exercises taking place in Ryazan was the weightiest possible argument in favor of interpreting events as a failed attempt by the FSB to blow up an apartment building in Ryazan” (Alexander Litvinenko and Yuri Felshtinsky, Blowing Up Russia: The Secret Plot to Bring Back KGB Terror, 63).” 

I’m sure it was just an “exercise,” much the same way NORAD was holding “exercises” simulating an attack on the nation on 9/11 and just as London was undergoing bombing “exercises” when the London subway was bombed on 7/7. You have to be a firm believer in coincidence and cosmic irony to believe these flimsy narratives. 

I quote again from Mike Eckel’s previously-cited article: 

“On September 4, with fighting escalating in Daghestan and along the border with Chechnya, the first of four explosions targeting apartment buildings went off: a car bomb outside a five-story building housing relatives of Russian military personnel in Buynaksk, Daghestan. Sixty-two people died. . . . 

“Five days later, just after midnight, an explosion rocked a nine-story building located along a leafy bend in the Moscow River just a 30-minute drive from the Kremlin. More than 100 apartments were destroyed. In all, 106 people were killed. 

“Russians were stunned. Yeltsin ordered a search of thousands of apartments buildings in the city for other possible explosive devices. 

“Putin declared September 13 a day of national mourning. At around 5 a.m. that same day, another explosion went off in the basement of a brick, eight-story apartment building on Moscow’s Kashirskoye Highway, about 6 kilometers south of the previous blast. A total of 119 people were killed. 

“Three days later, a fourth apartment building was flattened when a truck bomb exploded before dawn in the southern city of Volodonsk. Seventeen people died. 

“Together, the bombings panicked the country, and added to further doubts about Yeltsin’s leadership. A growing number of Russian security officials publicly accused Chechen terrorists. 

“On September 23, during a trip to the Kazakh capital of Astana, Putin vowed to take an unflinching line against what he called “bandits” — even when they were in the toilet. 

“The day before Putin’s “outhouse” comment, on September 22, another incident occurred at an apartment building in the western city of Ryazan.  

“Putin that evening praised the work of investigators for thwarting what appeared to be another bombing attempt. 

“Two men driving a car with Moscow license plates were spotted carrying sacks into the basement of the building. Police and bomb-disposal experts swarmed the area, discovering they contained a military-grade explosive, and had a detonator and a timer set for 5:30 a.m. 

“The next day, three FSB officers were arrested by police in Ryazan and held on suspicion of planting the sacks. But Putin’s successor at the FSB, Nikolai Patrushev, declared that the Ryazan incident had, in fact, been a training exercise, and he apologized for scaring an already edgy populace. 

““It was not an explosion somebody foiled; it was a security training exercise. The sacks contained only sugar. There were no explosives inside,” Patrushev said. 

“A week later, Putin announced plans for a land invasion of Chechnya using Russian Army units.” 

As you can guess, it wasn’t really “sugar” in the bags. Patrushev and Putin were lying. Communists can’t help but lie; it’s what they do. Litvinenko shined light on the “sugar” narrative in his book: 

“The information about the explosives discovered after the terrorist attacks and the quantity discovered was not consistent. In Moscow, they found thirteen tons of explosives. There were three or four tons in the house on Borisovskie Prudy Street, even more at a cache in the district of Liublino, and four tons in a car shelter in Kapotnya. Some time later, it was discovered that six tons of heptyl (a rocket fuel of which hexogen is one of the components) had been taken from the Nevinnomyssk Chemical Combine in the Stavropol Region. Six tons of heptyl could have been used to produce ten tons of explosives. But there’s no way to process six tons of heptyl into ten tons of explosives in a kitchen, a garage or an underground laboratory. The heptyl was evidently processed at an army depot. Then the sacks had to be loaded into a vehicle and driven out under the eyes of the guards, with some kind of documents being presented. So transporting the material required drivers and trucks. Overall, an entire group of people must have been involved in the operation, and if that’s the case, information must have been received through the FSB’s secret agents and the agents of military counterintelligence. 

“The explosives were packed in sugar sacks bearing the words “Cherkessk Sugar Plant,” but no such plant exists. If “sugar” had been carried throughout the whole of Russia in sacks like that, especially with counterfeit documentation, the chances of discovery would have been too great. It would have been simpler to draw up documentation for the “sugar” from a plant that actually exists. Several conclusions can immediately be drawn from this fact, for instance, that the terrorists wanted to point the investigation in the direction of the Republic of Karachaevo-Cherkessia, since it was obvious that sooner or later, at least one sack from the “Cherkessk Sugar Plant” would fall into the hands of the investigators; also that the terrorists were not afraid of transporting sacks with a false name and documents into Moscow, since they were clearly quite certain, both they themselves and their goods were safe. Finally, it is reasonable to assume that the explosives were packed in the sacks in Moscow. 

“It would have been hard to finance the terrorist attacks without leaving any tracks. The intelligence services must have heard something, at least about a large sale of heptyl or hexogen from the depots, since no one would have given terrorists explosives for free. Only the agencies of state security or military officers could have gotten hexogen from a factory or a store without paying for it. 

“Such were precisely the conclusions reached by many reporters and specialists, trying to figure out the clever plan by which the hexogen could have been delivered to Moscow. The plan turned out to be exceedingly simple, since it had been worked out by the FSB itself.” 

He went on to explain that the Roskonversvzryvtsenr research institute opened up in Moscow 1991 to ostensibly use explosives in agricultural pursuits. In reality, it was a “front” used to sell explosives, including hexogen. Litvinenko summed up how the hexogen “sugar” got to its intended residential target: 

“Through the institute hexogen was purchased from the army and delivered to the terrorists for the bombing of buildings in Moscow and other Russian cities. These deliveries were possible only because Schukin’s scientific research institute “Roskonversvzryvtsenr” had been created by the secret services, and the terrorists who received the “TNT charges” were agents of the FSB” (Litvinenko, Blowing Up Russia, 125-126). 

It’s easy for “terrorists” to “beat the system” when those terrorists work for the system and do its bidding! These and other damning facts point to deliberate conspiracy – false-flag attacks carried out against the Russian people by the KGB-in-disguise headed by Vladimir Putin in order to help Putin consolidate power and put Russia on a permanent war footing. 

It’s my personal view that September 1994, September 1999, and September 2001 are linked. I’ve come to believe that the international cabal that runs world events carried out the 9/11 attacks, not merely dark forces within the U.S. intelligence community. Certainly, the so-called “Deep State” was involved. That’s beyond dispute. They were the ones who issued stand-down orders to our military and allowed the attacks to continue. They were the ones who cordoned off the WTC crater and hauled away, contrary to law, tons of evidence. They were the ones who “pulled” WTC 7. They were the ones, with their controlled media, who painted anyone asking questions as “unpatriotic” or “conspiracy wackos.” They were the ones who stripped Americans of many of their Liberties with the pre-written Patriot Act, introduced the TSA and Department of Homeland Security, and sent our boys to an Afghanistan war that was approved, “coincidentally,” one day before the 9/11 attacks. 

Yet, there were also dancing Israelis (i.e. Mossad agents) and other Israeli organizations who were clearly in on the plan. There’s no question that Mossad had foreknowledge. But who does Mossad serve? They don’t serve Israel, but the international conspiracy. They do their dirty work – assassinations, blackmail, terrorist attacks – everywhere. The Mossad, and Israel in general, has also been heavily infiltrated by Russian/communist operatives. This is one of the reasons I believe that there were Russian elements involved. They were perhaps the very “Mossad” agents just mentioned who were arrested on 9/11 or among the sixty “Israelis” rounded up as part of a massive spy ring operating in the United States at the time. If these Israelis weren’t involved in blowing up the actual WTC, they absolutely did know of the plot ahead of time through their espionage efforts and did nothing. 

All of this is just too convenient and too according to script. It’s a script used in Russia time and time again, including numerous times in the decade leading up to 9/11. It’s a script for chaos drawn up by Soviet special forces. Mossad has also used it. The CIA has used it, too. Truthfully, the CIA has been infiltrated from OSS times with communist agents, has been headed by communist sympathizers who have acknowledged they voted for Communist Party USA political candidates, and has ultimately served the purposes of the world conspiracy around the world – assassinations, drug-running, human trafficking, regime change, etc. The Mossad has done all of these things as well. 

Using our hindsight of twenty years, which of these groups has truly benefited from 9/11, the War on Terror, and, now, the United States’ slapdash Afghanistan withdrawal? In my view, Russia and Israel have both benefited from the past twenty years, but Russia has benefited more – especially as concerns Afghanistan. Yes, Zionists in the United States dreamed of a terror attack – a new Pearl Harbor – that would bring America into a war that would serve Israel’s interests – specifically the Oded Yinon Plan, or Greater Israel project. We can’t deny that. 

But America’s bull-in-a-China-shop approach serves equally Russia’s-China’s interests. It’s poisoned world opinion against the United States while Russia, swooping in to “save the day,” is now viewed by many as white knights. Israel’s already negative image has also been reduced greatly – again, while Russia’s has been boosted. Syria, instead of falling into Israeli or U.S. hands, is now more entrenched than ever in Russia’s camp and Russia has constructed permanent military bases mere miles from Israel. Russia has also concluded strategic pacts with Turkey and Iran. 

A quick aside about ISIS. While some ISIS factions are definitely Western-backed as Brandon Martinez shows in The ISIS Conspiracy, most ISIS fighters speak Russian, come from Russia-dominated Central Asia, and were heavily influenced by Soviet-trained leaders like the Iraqi Republican Guard. Setting that information aside, ISIS has conveniently handed Russia the excuse it needed to move into the Middle East in a major way and, now, is handing it the excuse it needs to move into Afghanistan. I like Cliff Kincaid’s analysis of the origin of ISIS: 

“Writer and researcher Christian Gomez traced the roots of ISIS to the Islamic Revival Party, created by the KGB during the final days of the old Soviet Union. 

“More recently, a defector from the KGB’s successor, the FSB, confirmed Russia’s role in creating ISIS by recruiting former members of Saddam Hussein’s security services. The former FSB officer told Ukrainian journalist Andriy Tsaplienko that “the Russian special services believed that if a terrorist organization was set up as an alternative to Al-Qaeda and it created problems for the United States as Donbas does for Ukraine now, it would be quite good.”. . . . 

“The FSB defector said that in order to create ISIS, the Russians selected former officers of the Iraqi army and members of the Arab Socialist Ba’ath Party. All of them had graduated from Moscow-based “educational institutions”. . . . 

“. . . ISIS is a Marxist-style organization that uses religious cover” (Cliff Kincaid, Red Jihad: Moscow’s Final Solution for America and Israel, 28-29). 

Go ahead and let that sink in. I’ll wait. . . . 

Furthermore, Putin was the first world leader to call Bush and encourage him in his “War on Terror.” That’s significant. Why was he so eager to get America into a war in his backyard? It was from Russian-allied Central Eurasian states that the U.S. launched the Afghanistan invasion. And now it’s Russia which is benefiting, yet again, from America’s strategic defeat in that God-forsaken land of desolation. In fact, Afghanistan’s intelligence service, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) is now staffed with KGB holdovers. A 2020 article reports: 

“The Afghan intelligence community has undergone several phases of political transition as KhAD and NDS both fought complex wars with regional and international dimensions with two cultures of intelligence and gained significant experience. With the beginning of the global war on terrorism led by the US and its NATO allies in Afghanistan, the NDS was still learning operational tactics and intelligence collection mechanisms. A decade later, it had gained solid experience in intelligence collection, process, and countering terrorism on Afghan soil. However, it is inarguable that the intelligence agencies in Afghanistan consistently failed to obtain and gather information of significant worth that could otherwise prove to be in the best interest of its national security. The NDS’s lack of effectiveness and its poor information gathering is due to undertrained intelligence personnel with limited access to advanced technology, which led to incorrect and ill-informed conclusions by policy makers and military commanders. The NDS still lacks experienced officers, and the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is unable to train sufficient personnel to correct this deficiency. This lack of untrained and inexperienced officers forced NDS to rely on old KGB-trained personnel.” 

This brings us back to this week. On August 26, twin suicide bombings struck the Kabul airport. 13 U.S. soldiers and dozens of others were killed. The death toll is now approaching 200. This is the greatest single-day death tally of U.S. soldiers in a decade and one of the worst terrorist attacks in years. The Taliban also said that 28 of their own people were killed in the explosions. They blamed the United States, saying it was a controlled demolition of U.S. “belongings.” There was in fact a controlled demolition of a CIA outpost at the airport, Eagle Base, two days ago. The Islamic State, the Islamic State-Khorasan Province (ISKP) specifically, has apparently claimed responsibility for the attacks. Interestingly, the Taliban has actually fought the Afghanistan-Pakistan-based ISKP since its inception. 

Perhaps you can see why I spent so much time today talking about Russian false flags. My first thought about the Kabul bombings was how, as in 1994 and 1999, this gives Russia the excuse to charge in as the savior as the Americans flee in defeat. I immediately thought of Russia’s recent military exercises along the Afghanistan border. I also considered Russia’s courting of the Taliban in recent years, their heavy influence in the nation, and their proclivity to respond to anything terror-related in heavy-handed ways that ultimately benefit themselves. 

We might ask, what do these Kabul bombings benefit the United States? Some of the darker forces in the CIA and other organizations revel in these types of events and would perhaps benefit from seeing U.S. forces go back into Afghanistan, though that seems unlikely to happen at this point barring some additional event of mammoth proportions. If U.S.-backed forces did carry out the attack, they didn’t do it to benefit the United States, but, rather, to benefit international forces. 

To be clear, Russia’s TASS has been playing up the angle of U.S.-backed ISIS fighters in Afghanistan. On July 20, TASS released an article titled “Russia has evidence of foreign contingent’s cooperation with IS in Afghanistan — diplomat.” It noted: 

“Russia has received information about cooperation between the US-led foreign contingent and the Islamic State (IS) terror group (outlawed in Russia) in Afghanistan, Russian Special Presidential Envoy for Afghanistan and Director of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Second Asian Department Zamir Kabulov said. . . . 

““I am sure that there was such interaction, we started talking about it for good reason. We began to receive very specific information about such facts of cooperation,” he said. “We received it from local Afghans, including leaders at the local level, who did not understand why helicopters were supplying weapons and ammunition to the areas captured by IS units.” 

“According to Kabulov, this is not the only occurrence. He recalled a case when the Taliban group (outlawed in Russia) had blocked a large IS unit in northern Afghanistan. “Those IS fighters were transported by helicopters in an unknown direction, as it looked initially, but then to the area of Bagram Airbase, and then they disappeared somewhere. One can recall a lot of such incidents, and when you do that, the conclusion is unambiguous,” the diplomat added.” 

There’s no doubt that the West backs some ISIS units, just as there’s no doubt that others have Russian backing. But I would ask, cui bono? Does the United States benefit from supporting the Islamic State in Afghanistan? Traitors in our military and intelligence services absolutely do use U.S. resources for nefarious purposes. This may be another such instance. But who benefits? Not the United States. Russia benefits. Pakistan benefits. Local radicals benefit. 

The fact that some of the IS terrorists are backed by U.S. assets is subservient to the fact that these assets are not actually working for the United States, but instead are working as part of a worldwide network of deceit, terror, and death that involves not only the United States, but Israel, Russia, Iran, Pakistan, China, etc. This is the I’ve written about for years. And though it doesn’t work for the exclusive benefit of the United States or any one nation, its efforts are calculated to undermine the U.S. position while bolstering the communist world. 

An Indian news piece gave some enlightening details about ISKP that are relevant: 

“ISKP cadres have been carrying out attacks in Kabul with the Haqqani Network. Both outfits are closely linked with Pakistan’s notorious agency ISI. According to experts the ISI has been using the ISKP and the Haqqani network to keep a close watch on the activities of the Taliban leadership. 

“Aslam Farooqui was arrested by the Afghan security forces in April last year but when the Taliban took over Kabul on August 15, they released all the militants from Bagram prison including him. 

“While in the custody of Afghan security forces, Aslam Farooqi had confessed his ties with the ISI and that is why Pakistan was desperate for his extradition which was refused by the then Afghan government. 

“Now it is believed, the mastermind of the Kabul airport attack was Aslam Farooqi, the chief of ISKP. The Taliban claims that ISKP is its sworn enemy but interestingly the Taliban freed him from the Bagram prison.” 

The Inter-Services Intelligence, or ISI, is Pakistan’s intelligence network. According to this article, ISKP is working with Pakistan’s ISI. And the Taliban is assisting its operatives while also fighting them. The CIA has worked closely with the ISI in the past. So has China. So has Russia. Do you see the international nature of this terror network? 

Since its creation, Pakistan has been a target of Soviet infiltration with communists from India setting up shop there in 1948. Soviet Russia backed India in the 1971 India-Pakistan war and has accused Pakistan of fomenting Islamic terror in Chechnya! The irony is that the Soviet Union was actively committing terrorist acts in Pakistan, as reported in an old Washington Post piece: 

“Last July 14, a remote-control device triggered three car-bomb explosions in Karachi, killing 72 Pakistanis and injuring 260. Then, on September 19, a bomb exploded at a bus stop in Rawalpindi, killing five and injuring 19. 

“These brutal bombings provide just two examples of Moscow’s secret war of terror against Pakistan. The Soviet-directed campaign began in the early 1980s, in an effort to pressure Pakistan to stop providing a base of operations for the mujaheddin in Afghanistan, and it has escalated sharply during the last two years. It is a dirty war — waged mostly against innocent civilians — that has passed almost unnoticed outside Pakistan. Yet Pakistan accounted for an astonishing 45 percent of all those killed or wounded in terrorist bombing incidents last year, according to State Department statistics. 

“Why are the Soviets trying subvert Pakistan? “The Russians consider Pakistan responsible for their present predicament in Afghanistan,” explains one Pakistani intelligence official. Another official notes: “This terrorist onslaught is to agitate people that being friendly to the West is the danger.” . . . . 

“Moscow hid its role in the terror war by using Afghan cut-outs. The Pakistani report explains that the bombing campaign was “primarily planned and directed by the KGB and implemented through its subservient organizations in Afghanistan, WAD, the Afghan version of the KGB, and the Afghan Ministry of Tribes and Nationalities.” 

“The Afghan intelligence service WAD selected the individual agents for the unsavory task of planting bombs to kill Pakistani civilians, the report says. WAD (formerly known as KHAD) has about 27,000 employees and a budget of $160 million, according to the report. It also has about 1,500 Soviet advisors, according to Pakistani estimates, and it doesn’t launch any significant operations without Soviet permission. 

“High-level KGB/WAD teams “monitor, control and conduct the terrorist campaign against selected targets in Pakistan,” according to the Pakistani intelligence report. Twenty such teams went into Pakistan between March 1986 and February 1987, the report says. WAD’s agents tended to be Pakistanis, rather than Afghans. These Pakistanis receive their terrorism training either in Afghanistan or the Soviet Union. WAD assigns the targets and provides the explosives. 

“With over three million refugees in Pakistan, it is easy for the KGB or WAD to smuggle in agents and hard for the Pakistanis to detect them. “Trained agents are regularly infiltrated into the Afghan refugee camps to carry out subversive activities,” says the report. . . . 

“The Soviets have also used political subversion as part of their invisible war. Pakistan is a nation of tribes and the Soviets concentrated on two ethnic groups, the Pashtoons of the Northwest Frontier Province and the Baluchis, who inhabit an area called Baluchistan. The Soviets have attempted to revive the latent separatist feeling among these two groups. . . . 

“Meanwhile, as Gorbachev talks of peace in Afghanistan, pictures of mangled bodies from random bomb blasts in Karachi and Rawalpindi are a reminder of Moscow’s efforts to force Pakistan into submission. For any Pakistanis who didn’t understand Soviet intentions, the KGB served notice on Dec. 26, 1987 — the anniversary date of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan — when a bomb exploded in the heart of Islamabad. One senior Pakistani intelligence official explains the message: “If we don’t behave, this is what’s going to happen.”” 

This is why history is so important. It teaches us patterns of conduct that we can use to analyze current events. The same tactics and events we see playing out today in Afghanistan have happened before. The Soviet script was being used then and, I believe, it’s being used now by Russia and her allies – only with a different target. 

Russia and Pakistan are much closer today than in the 1980s. But it was only partially because of Soviet-inspired bombings. Perhaps through China’s instrumentality, Pakistan has been finally swayed into the communist camp. I haven’t focused much on China today, but communist China should always be in your mind. China has an important naval base in Pakistan and has invested billions in the country. Young Pakistanis are learning Mandarin. Pakistan is a key player in China’s Belt and Road Initiative. An Atlantic article reports: 

“As part of an infrastructure development plan inked with Pakistan in 2013, China has pledged $60 billion to build what’s known as the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)—a network of roads, pipelines, power plants, industrial parks, and a port along the Arabian sea. Intended to increase regional connectivity and trade between the two countries, CPEC is part of Beijing’s trillion-dollar Belt & Road Initiative (BRI). BRI aims to create land and maritime trade routes integrating 70-odd countries in Asia, Africa, and Europe, including politically turbulent states like Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iraq. . . . 

“In Pakistan, CPEC has been built upon historically high levels of partnership between the two nations. Both Pakistani and Chinese officials have characterized Sino-Pakistan ties as an “all-weather friendship” that’s “higher than the Himalayas, deeper than the ocean, and sweeter than honey.” In 2014, a Pew Research Center survey found that nearly 80 percent of Pakistani respondents had a favorable view of China—the highest public opinion rating of China in the world. While cultural and linguistic exchange have not traditionally been a centerpiece of the relationship, many young Pakistanis are now increasingly looking toward China for education and employment, necessitating learning Mandarin.” 

Pakistan receives weapons, money, and infrastructure from China. China is solving the major unemployment problem in the country. Pakistan is riding China’s coattails to prominence. Of course Pakistan is in love with China! Birds of a feather, after all. And, let’s be honest, does it really matter which communist regime pulls Pakistan into its orbit? No. The point is that Pakistan is not on the U.S. team and Pakistan is a major supporter of both the Taliban and Islamist jihadis in Afghanistan, such as ISKP which just committed acts of terror in Kabul. It’s amazing how interconnected these third-world terror groups really are – and how they all have ties to communist nations. 

It’s massively convenient that a supposedly avowed enemy of the “peaceful” and “sane” Taliban committed a horrific terrorist attack when the United States was days away from departure. Russia is ramping up its war drills in the region, is warning of “Islamic extremism,” has a military presence in Kabul that is now conducting “humanitarian” work, and is shielding the Taliban from Western criticism. We will see what happens as more information rolls in, but from where I sit, I suspect the Kabul bombings were not organic ISIS bombings, but part of the larger proxy war in Central Asia that likely has Russian or Russian allies’ fingerprints all over it. 

As I finish writing this on Sunday morning, August 29, more attacks are rocking Kabul. Do you recognize in these attacks a similar pattern to the 1994 and 1999 attacks in Russia? I do. It’s just too convenient and coincidental. At any rate, Russia will be there to “mediate” with the Taliban and make sure things go the way it wants them to and the United States will retreat home with its tail between its legs. And if Russia’s power isn’t strong enough, for whatever reason, to reach its strategic objectives, it has communist China and Pakistan to back up its efforts. As we acknowledge that Afghanistan is formally a lost cause for the West, we’re forced to ask ourselves: Cui bono?

Zack Strong
August 30, 2021

Say Their Names – Independence Day Edition

 Last year, a nation-wide campaign called “Say Their Names” was started to supposedly “honor Black lives taken by systemic racism and racial injustice.” Far from being a memorial to healing and unity, this is a Marxist effort to divide America, pour salt into old wounds, and demonize political opposition to communism. The fact that George Floyd, a career criminal and violent offender who overdosed on a lethal dose of fentanyl and meth in police custody while resisting arrest, is one of the names we’re supposed to “say,” is evidence of how insincere and preposterous the entire charade really is. 

This Independence Day, I wanted to put a twist on “Say Their Names.” Why don’t we say the names of people who risked their lives to create a free nation where all people could enjoy peace and prosperity? Instead of saying the names of people whose deaths are used as political chess pieces in a war against the foundational institutions of our Republic, why not say the name of those valiant men who put their necks on the line to build those same institutions – institutions which make America great? 

I present a more common-sense version of “Say Their Names.” This Independence Day, say the names of the men who signed the Declaration of Independence. You likely haven’t heard their names in a very long while. Their names deserve to be spoken aloud. They deserve to be remembered, memorialized, and honored by all people who cherish Freedom. Gather your family together today and read or listen to the words these noble figures signed their names to. And then read their names, offering a silent prayer of thanksgiving to them for their sacrifices and to the God who inspired and assisted them to create the amazing nation we call home. 

You can read more information about these fifty-six men hereherehere, and here

John Adams of Massachusetts 

Samuel Adams of Massachusetts 

Josiah Bartlett of New Hampshire 

Carter Braxton of Virginia 

Charles Carroll of Maryland 

Samuel Chase of Maryland 

Abraham Clark of New Jersey 

George Clymer of Pennsylvania 

William Ellery of Rhode Island 

Wiilliam Floyd of New York 

Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania 

Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts 

Button Gwinnett of Georgia 

Lyman Hall of Georgia 

John Hancock of Massachusetts 

Benjamin Harrison of Virginia 

John Hart of New Jersey 

Joseph Hewes of North Carolina 

Thomas Heyward, Jr., of South Carolina 

William Hooper of North Carolina 

Stephen Hopkins of Rhode Island 

Francis Hopkinson of New Jersey 

Samuel Huntington of Connecticut 

Thomas Jefferson of Virginia 

Francis Lightfoot Lee of Virginia 

Richard Henry Lee of Virginia 

Francis Lewis of New York 

Philip Livingston of New York 

Thomas Lynch, Jr., of South Carolina 

Thomas McKean of Delaware 

Arthur Middleton of South Carolina 

Lewis Morris of New York 

Robert Morris of Pennsylvania 

John Morton of Pennsylvania 

Thomas Nelson, Jr., of Virginia 

William Paca of Maryland 

Robert Treat Paine of Maryland 

John Penn of North Carolina 

George Read of Delaware 

Caesar Rodney of Delaware 

George Ross of Pennsylvania 

Benjamin Rush of Pennsylvania 

Edward Rutledge of South Carolina 

Roger Sherman of Connecticut 

James Smith of Pennsylvania 

Richard Stockton of New Jersey 

Thomas Stone of Maryland 

George Taylor of Pennsylvania 

Matthew Thornton of New Hampshire 

George Walton of Georgia 

William Whipple of New Hampshire 

William Williams of Connecticut 

James Wilson of Pennsylvania 

John Witherspoon of New Jersey 

Oliver Wolcott of Connecticut 

George Wythe of Virginia 

Say Their Names and have a gorgeous Independence Day! 

Zack Strong, 

July 4, 2021  

Enemies of the State

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“Fifty-six men with a price on their heads said we’ll be free or we’ll be dead.” – Song lyrics by Zack Strong 

Happy Independence Day, my fellow rebels! Independence Day is the day that we Americans celebrate enemies of the state who risked their lives for Freedom. Some of these enemies of the state are now national heroes. You know their names: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Patrick Henry, Benjamin Franklin, and, the biggest revolutionist of them all, George Washington. These “rebels,” as they were usually called, had death sentences placed upon them by their government for daring to declare Independence and stand up to the regime in defense of their God-given rights. 

What the American Founding Fathers did in 1776 was nothing short of remarkable. In Common Sense, Thomas Paine described the world situation at the time like this: 

“O ye that love mankind! Ye that dare oppose, not only the tyranny, but the tyrant, stand forth! Every spot of the old world is overrun with oppression. Freedom hath been hunted round the globe. Asia, and Africa, have long expelled her. Europe regards her like a stranger, and England hath given her warning to depart. O! receive the fugitive, and prepare in time an asylum for mankind.” 

America was the gathering place for rebels. It was the common home of all who hated oppression. People from around the world traveled to America to fight for Freedom shoulder to shoulder with the remarkable rebels who dared “oppose, not only the tyranny, but the tyrant.” America was in 1776, and remains, the last best hope for mankind. 

Let me emphasize this point. Prior to the American War for Independence, the British Empire spanned the globe. Europe was dominated by kingdoms, empires, and oppressive rulers. The Catholic Church’s grip had waned, but the papacy still maintained an excessive stranglehold on the minds of millions. Africa, Asia, and the Middle East were governed by warlords, pirates, or emperors. The shackles of despotism sat heavily on the human race and the little light of Liberty that faintly flickered was threatened with elimination. 

It was in this environment of worldwide tyranny that Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, George Washington, and their fellows, planted the flag of Freedom in America. Separated from the quarrels, vices, and poisoned ways of thinking of Europe and Asia, the inhabitants of the New World developed their systems of government in an atmosphere of reason and enlightenment. Early Americans were highly schooled in history, languages, and government. They read original Latin, Greek, and Hebrew works, understood Anglo-Saxon institutions, and drew enduring lessons from all ages past. They knew what tyranny was, what Liberty was, how Liberty dies, how Liberty is maintained, and how to deal with tyrants. 

Critically, the people of America, detached from the complicated, bloated governmental systems in Europe, learned how to govern themselves. Self-rule was a precious right to our forefathers. “No taxation without representation” was no hollow slogan; it was a way of life. They knew that the most effective government is that which is administered directly by the People. That is, good government relies on the individual taking care of his own business in a responsible way. It requires each citizen to be a faithful steward over his own property, rights, and deeds. If each person actively engaged in self-rule, there was no need to giant government bureaucracies, kings, or rulers. 

Thomas Jefferson, drawing upon the Anglo-Saxon tradition, described the ideal government like this: 

“[T]he way to have good and safe government, is not to trust it all to one; but to divide it among the many, distributing to every one exactly the functions he is competent to. let the National government be entrusted with the defence of the nation, and it’s foreign & federal relations; the State governments with the civil rights, laws, police & administration of what concerns the state generally; the Counties with the local concerns of the counties; and each Ward direct the interests within itself. it is by dividing and subdividing these republics from the great National one down thro’ all it’s subordinations, until it ends in the administration of every man’s farm and affairs by himself; by placing under every one what his own eye may superintend, that all will be done for the best. what has destroyed liberty and the rights of man in every government which has ever existed under the sun? the generalising & concentrating all cares and powers into one body, no matter whether of the Autocrats of Russia or France, or of the Aristocrats of a Venetian Senate. and I do believe that if the Almighty has not decreed that Man shall never be free, (and it is blasphemy to believe it) that the secret will be found to be in the making himself the depository of the powers respecting himself, so far as he is competent to them, and delegating only what is beyond his competence by a synthetical process, to higher & higher orders of functionaries, so as to trust fewer and fewer powers, in proportion as the trustees become more and more oligarchical. the elementary republics of the wards, the county republics, the State republics, and the republic of the Union, would form a gradation of authorities, standing each on the basis of law, holding every one it’s delegated share of powers, and constituting truly a system of fundamental balances and checks for the government. where every man is a sharer in the direction of his ward-republic, or of some of the higher ones, and feels that he is a participator in the government of affairs not merely at an election, one day in the year, but every day; when there shall not be a man in the state who will not be a member of some one of it’s councils, great or small, he will let the heart be torn out of his body sooner than his power be wrested from him by a Caesar or a Bonaparte” (Thomas Jefferson to Joseph C. Cabell, February 2, 1816). 

This was revolutionary thinking then and it’s still uncommon today. The idea that man could control his own destiny and govern himself was as foreign to Europe as to Asia. It was rejected by corrupt religious authorities and autocrats alike. Yet, a band of Americans led by the Sons of Liberty fellow “rebels,” insisted that God made man a free agent and that he therefore had the right, and ability, to govern himself. 

As Jefferson said, good government is not centralized in the hands of the state. Good government is “the administration of every man’s farm and affairs by himself.” Self-government is the only good government. No state, king, ruler, emperor, pope, tsar, guru, president, or judge has authority over the individual because the individual received his rights and responsibilities from the God who created him. Man may delegate portions of his authority to a government, but he never gives away his power – not even the majority of it. 

This is what the American Founding Fathers understood. This is the idea they tried to spread. They wanted all people to be free and they opposed all systems that oppressed the human mind. 

Unbeknownst to most Americans is the fact that when the Founding Fathers declared Independence for America, they invited the world to join them. They specifically invited other oppressed British colonies, from Ireland to Canada and beyond, to join in their Revolution for Freedom. The others, for various reasons, did not join the cause, though some were sympathetic. As noted, individuals from many nations, sensing that something special was occurring in America, left their homelands to fight for the “rebels” in the name of personal Liberty. 

The American War for Independence was never intended to be a war for the People of the New World alone. Rather, it was intended to be the opening salvo in a war against tyranny everywhere. Early Americans often called what they were creating an “Empire of Liberty.” They wanted that “empire” to span the globe. They wanted Freedom to be found in every corner of the earth. It is that fact that caused America’s enemies to hate her in her infancy and it is that fact that causes her enemies to loathe her today. 

At the same time the Founding Fathers were declaring Independence and showing mankind the path toward Freedom, another entity was perfecting a plan to enslave the world. Adam Weishaupt formed the Order of Illuminati on May 1, 1776. As I’ve detailed repeatedly here, in other articles and podcasts, and in my books, the Illuminati were the literal and ideological forebears of the communists. Their plan was published by Karl Marx, who was hired by an Illuminati offshoot known as the League of the Just to write The Communist Manifesto. Weishaupt, Marx, Lenin, Stalin, and the rest, were following the same blueprint and working toward the same goal. Thus, when we talk about America as the “main enemy” of the Soviet Union, we’re also saying that America is the “main enemy” of the Order of Illuminati and of all world conspiracy. 

Though the U.S. government has de facto joined, or been largely captured by, the communist-Illuminati conspiracy, there are tens of millions of armed and awake Americans who reject that conspiracy. Some 80 million people voted for Donald Trump, just to give an indication of how many people refuse to comply with the cabal. Our combined enemy can’t suffer recalcitrant “rebels” like the “bitter clingers” in the flyover states. It makes their blood boil to know that the blood of patriots flows in our veins. The Founding Fathers were the enemies of the British monarchical state and today the American constitutionalist patriots are the enemies of the global Marxist state. 

This Independence Day, we need to remember how special America is. America is an experiment in self-government. She’s an attempt to expand natural law and God-given rights to every part of the earth in a gigantic “Empire of Liberty.” Nothing like this has ever been undertaken. America today – particularly armed, Christian, white America – is the standard-bearer. The global conspiracy has marshalled all its forces against us. 

There are others in different lands who love Freedom, too, but none of them are in a position to do much about it. Only Americans are capable of rebelling. Only we, armed with our Second Amendment, Constitution, and heritage of Independence, can truly be “up in arms” against the one-world Marxist Establishment. We can’t let the world down. We can’t let ourselves down. We can’t betray the memory of those who risked it all to give us a free nation. It’s time to declare “Liberty or death!” and mean it. Happy Independence Day.

Zack Strong,

July 4, 2021

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Blood-Bought America

American Freedom was purchased with the blood of patriots. Liberty has always required tremendous sacrifices to obtain and maintain. Thomas Paine said it best in 1776: 

“These are the times that try men’s souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: It is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to set a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed, if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated” (Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, 1776). 

To sum up Paine in modern lingo, “Freedom isn’t free.” As an American, you are indebted to your ancestors for the Liberty and Independence you enjoy. They slogged through the hell of war, waded through affliction and tears, and risked everything dear to them in order to hand down a heritage of Freedom, self-rule, and peace. 

John Adams colorfully said: 

“Posterity! You will never know, how much it cost the present Generation, to preserve your Freedom! I hope you will make a good Use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven, that I ever took half the Pains to preserve it” (John Adams to Abigail Adams, April 26, 1777). 

It cost a great deal to purchase American Freedom. It cost blood, toil, and treasure. Lives were cut short, families were split asunder, and civic life was upended. Yet, what patriot would dare say it was all in vain? If our forefathers were willing to fight and die for the gift of Liberty, surely we, the beneficiaries of that gift, should feel the stir of gratitude for the patriot blood that was spilled to quench the parched tree of Liberty in 1776. 

When you gather with fellow believers and attend the church of your choice this Independence Day Sunday, remember that without patriot blood you might not be able to enjoy this inestimable blessing. The next time you purchase a firearm, consider that it’s not your Visa card that’s buying it, but the patriot blood of ages past that affords you the opportunity to arm yourself as a freeman. The next time you express a political opinion in public, or go to the polls to vote, or throw your name in the hat in a local election, consider that there are billions of people in other countries who cannot do so because the blood of patriots has not fertilized their ground sufficiently for the tree of Liberty to grow. 

We live in a blessed land. America is a land of covenant. It’s a sacred spot chosen by Almighty God for special purposes. In 1630, John Withrop envisioned a glorious future for this continent. He expressed it this way: 

“The Lord will be our God, and delight to dwell among us, as His own people, and will command a blessing upon us in all our ways, so that we shall see much more of His wisdom, power, goodness and truth, than formerly we have been acquainted with. We shall find that the God of Israel is among us, when ten of us shall be able to resist a thousand of our enemies; when He shall make us a praise and glory that men shall say of succeeding plantations, “may the Lord make it like that of New England.” For we must consider that we shall be as a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us. So that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken, and so cause Him to withdraw His present help from us, we shall be made a story and a by-word through the world. We shall open the mouths of enemies to speak evil of the ways of God, and all professors for God’s sake. We shall shame the faces of many of God’s worthy servants, and cause their prayers to be turned into curses upon us till we be consumed out of the good land whither we are going.” 

For many years, America fulfilled Winthrop’s vision. We became, and remain, the envy of the world. The hand of the Lord prospered us, gave us technology, revealed systems of good government, and kept us out of the perpetual wars of other countries. No People has ever been so richly blessed. So startlingly remarkable are these manifestations of divine favor that President George Washington, in his First Inaugural Address, stated: 

“No People can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand, which conducts the Affairs of men more than the People of the United States. Every step, by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation, seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency.” 

Yet, as we view our beloved America today, we see that she has fallen from her former glory. She’s not as free as she once was. She’s not as virtuous and just as she once was. She’s not even as proud, peaceful, or prosperous as she once was. Lady Liberty took sledgehammer blows to the kneecaps in 2020 and 2021. The hammer (and sickle) wielders are gearing up to swing again even more violently and maliciously as she falters and attempts to rise – as millions of good-hearted Americans realize they’ve been conned and attempt to extricate themselves from the jaws of political despotism, medical tyranny, and media lies.

Some of the finest branches of the American tree of Liberty have wilted and withered. Some have stopped bearing fruit while others produce slightly bitter fruit. Yet, there are many new buds blossoming on some of the younger branches and the harvest looks promising. These new buds must be guarded and nourished as they grow stronger. But how can we nourish and cultivate this precious plant? Long ago, Thomas Jefferson explained the only sure way to do it when he said:

“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. it is it’s natural manure” (Thomas Jefferson to William Smith, November 13, 1787). 

It will require a Herculean effort to revive the tree of Liberty. Tragically, as the Sage of Monticello observed, it will require, as it always has, the blood of patriots and tyrants. But the prize is worth the price.

It won’t be easy, though. Restoring our lost rights will require a dramatic change in our hearts and minds. Our forefathers didn’t just pick up their muskets one day and fight their British oppressors. Rather, they were schooled in the principles of Liberty for years prior to the fighting. They understood their religious and civic duty to rebel against tyrants and to defend their Faith, Families, and Freedom. They knew about, and participated in, self-rule. They understood what being freemen was all about.

Our patriot forefathers knew that principled patriotism – in private conduct as well as public life – was the panacea to their national maladies. John Adams affirmed: 

“This radical Change in the Principles, Opinions Sentiments and Affection of the People, was the real American Revolution” (John Adams to Hezekiah Niles, February 13, 1818). 

If we want things to be different, we have to be different. We have to alter our ways of thinking, raise our standards and principles, and adjust our behavior accordingly. Ultimately, we have to turn our hearts and minds back to the Lord of Liberty, Jesus Christ. Atheists did not win the American War for Independence; Christians did.

America’s fiery patriot leaders did not trust in themselves, but, like General Washington who found himself praying mightily for deliverance, had faith in their Creator and Redeemer. Had they not shouted from the rooftops that “for the support of this Declaration [of Independence], with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor”?

Without turning to Christ, everything else we do is a half-measure and will fail. But, with God, all things are possible (Matthew 19:26; Luke 1:37). The Lord has clearly promised to prosper and protect those who turn to Him. He said: 

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14). 

And again, through Isaiah, the Lord promised to shine upon those nations who embrace His covenants and repent: 

“If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land. . . . 

“And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellors as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city” (Isaiah 1:16-27). 

America is the greatest land on earth; the most blessed and amazing nation to be found anywhere. I love her! I love her Constitution, her heritage of Freedom, her pantheon of heroes, her promise of guaranteed natural rights, and her unrivaled opportunities for growth and ingenuity, prosperity and joy. Her fruited plains are beautiful to my eyes and I marvel at how special, how unique, and how blessed America truly is by the hand of the Almighty. 

Yet, America needs restoring. She needs mending. She needs once more to bask in the shade of the tree of Liberty. It will be difficult. It demands gut-wrenching sacrifices. The tree of Liberty requires the blood of good men and women – patriot blood – to nourish its fledgling blossoms. With John Adams, I recognize what it will cost. But, with John Adams, I also excitedly envision what we will gain: 

“I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. – Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will tryumph in that Days Transaction” (John Adams to Abigail Adams, July 3, 1776).

This Independence Day, and every day, let’s triumph in our ancestors’ War for Independence. Let’s remember that we live in a blood-bought Republic. Let’s recall with tender gratitude the sacrifices it took to achieve the Liberty we so abundantly enjoy and let’s steel ourselves for the daunting task ahead – the restoration of our rights and the nourishing of the tree of Liberty. With God’s help, we and our children will one day breathe free air and again bask in the ravishing light and glory of Freedom.

Zack Strong 

July 2, 2021 

Love is Love . . . Except When It’s Lust

Now that Sodom and Gomorrah Remembrance Month is in our rearview mirror, let’s talk. You were no doubt inundated on social media and TV with pro-LGBT messages like “love is love,” “love has no gender,” and “love only knows equality.” We’ve been force fed “gay pride” and “gay rights” at every turn. Everything has been bathed in rainbow colors. The queer flag has been raised across the world at U.S. embassies. This homosexual agenda is Satanic, dangerous to society, and based on numerous lies. I want to speak about the biggest of those lies today. 

People who are afflicted by homosexuality, and their vocal cheerleaders in the press and online, are laboring under a sinister delusion. They believe that homosexual lust is “love.” It’s not. It never will be. In fact, it’s impossible for homosexual lust to ever be love. You heard me correctly: There was never a homosexual who possessed true romantic love towards another homosexual – only lust.

Jesus with the woman caught in adultery

This is so for several reasons. The easiest reason to explain is that the Apostle John said that “God is love.” God is love and He has forbidden homosexuality. It is therefore a contradiction to suppose that so-called homosexual “love” comes from or is recognized by the One who is love and who also forbade homosexuality. This is basic logic. 

But if two plus two doesn’t equal four for some of you, looking at John’s teaching in context might do the trick. He explained further what love is and where it comes from: 

“[E]very spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. 

“Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. 

“They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. 

“We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error. 

“Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. 

“He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. 

“In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. 

“Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 

“Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another” (1 John 4:3-11). 

Love is a gift of God. Love is linked to righteousness. Love is exemplified by the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Those who are born of God, or reborn through Christ, are those who become filled with pure love. 

Those who accept Jesus Christ hear God and know the spirit of truth. Or, at least, they should be able to recognize error. Christian disciples are called to “love one another” in the same way that God loves us. Those who don’t love in this way don’t truly know God, and don’t truly love, because this type of love is God and comes from Him. So, John said, “herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” 

The word “propitiation” means to appease God. Christ’s “propitiation for our sins” appeases the eternal demands of justice that come upon all of us because we have all sinned and fallen short (Romans 3:23). In return, the Son of God requires certain things of us. We can’t appease, please, or satisfy God, therefore, without following His Son Jesus Christ and living according to His teachings. 

The Lord frankly and openly taught how to receive His and our Heavenly Father’s incredible love and what it means to honestly love God: 

“If ye love me, keep my commandments. . . . 

“He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. . . . 

“If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. 

“He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me” (John 14:15, 21, 23-24). 

According to Jesus, true love equals obedience to God’s laws. It means honoring His teachings, keeping His commandments, and following Him down the pathway of righteousness. Only those who “keep my words,” or who sincerely try to do so, will “be loved of the Father, and I will love him.” Those who do not do the will of Christ and keep His commandments have no such promise and walk in darkness. 

Again, Christ is the exemplification of love. And what did Christ do? He said: “I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me” (John 6:38). He later testified: “And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him” (John 8:29). 

Jesus with the woman at the well

If we want to always have the spirit and presence of God, we must likewise do those things that please Him. We must do the will of the Father, which is revealed in the teachings of our Savior Jesus Christ. Long before the Son of God came into mortality, He had revealed to His ancient prophets the truth that keeping the commandments is central to the Gospel Plan. “Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man” (Ecclesiastes 12:13). Of those commandments that we are duty-bound to keep, the mortal Messiah listed two as cardinal: 

“Thou shalt the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy cmind. 

“This is the first and great commandment. 

“And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 

“On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets” (Matthew 22:37-40). 

Loving God is the first and highest commandment of them all. As we’ve seen, we can’t please God without following His Son Jesus Christ and following His commandments. The second great commandment is to love others – to love them in the pure and undefiled way Christ loves us. This is the type of crystalline love that led the Lord to voluntarily sacrifice Himself in Gethsemane and on the Cross. The Savior proclaimed: 

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 

“For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved” (John 3:16-17). 

God is our Father. He doesn’t want to condemn us. He doesn’t want to punish us. He doesn’t want to lose us to that malevolent being who tempts us to follow a darker, lower, meaner path. Rather, He sent His perfect Son, Jesus Christ, to light the world with love and to show us a higher and holier way of living. He sent His son to atone for our sins, die on the Cross, and rise from the grave to prepare the path so that we who are not as perfect as He was could one day, through obedience, become “heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ” (Romans 8:17). 

Jesus does not give us commandments and rules in order to restrict us from having a good time, to oppress us, or to make us miserable. Quite the contrary. He said: “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10). As the only perfect Person to ever walk this earth, He knows what He’s talking about. 

A righteous life is an abundant life. It is a lifestyle that merits the unsurpassed love of God. It is a lifestyle that allows Heavenly light to penetrate the darkness of this world and illuminate our souls. It is a life of peace, comfort, and joy (John 13:17; John 14:18, 27). It is a life that allows the Redeemer to redeem and the Savior to save. He doesn’t require perfection before He showers us with love and spiritual gifts, but He requires our hearts and minds and our sincerest efforts to go about doing good (Acts 10:38). Loving God and loving our neighbors is fundamental to this process of Christian living.

Let’s now consider three specific reasons why homosexuality is a counterfeit of true love. 

Firstly, since the beginning of time, the Lord has defined the proper relationship between men and women. He set gender roles and sexual boundaries. He told Adam and Eve, and, by extension, all of us: “Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it” (Genesis 1:28). It was a command, therefore, for men and women to enter into the marriage covenant and “multiply.” Marriage was essential to God’s Plan and the essential part of marriage was procreation and childbearing. 

How do humans multiply? We multiple through sexual intercourse. It only works when a man and a woman are joined together as “one flesh” (Genesis 2:24). Men and women are spiritually designed to fit together. We are anatomically designed to fit together, too. This is for the purpose of fulfilling the command to multiply and replenish the earth and to solidify unity between the sexes. Procreation simply doesn’t work if two women or two men try it. Homosexual sex, then, is an unnatural aberration that fulfills no purpose other than lust. Thus, fulfilling the Lord’s command to multiply is something only heterosexuals are naturally capable of doing. Remember, keeping the commandments is a prerequisite to pleasing God, following His Son, and truly loving. 

Secondly, the gift of sex was given to humankind with special rules. It was only to be used between men and women and only within the confines of the marriage covenant. Anciently, the Lord told His people: “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination” (Leviticus 18:22). Homosexuality was considered such an abomination, in fact, that it merited the death penalty (Leviticus 20:13). That penalty was dropped by the Lord when He came and established His Church and introduced a higher law, but He and His apostles continued to preach against homosexuality and all other forms of sexual impurity. 

Additionally, pre-marital sex was strictly forbidden. It was called in both the Old and New Testaments “fornication.” The Apostle Paul taught that “this is the will of God . . . that ye should abstain from fornication” (1 Thessalonians 4:3). Under God’s law, there is no provision for homosexual marriage. Thus, all homosexual liaisons are, by definition, fornication and forbidden. 

Extra-marital sex has also been forbidden by the Lord throughout history. It is known as “adultery.” The Apostle Paul admonished: 

“Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. 

“For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. . . .  

“Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness. . . . 

“. . . of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. . . . 

“And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts” (Galatians 5:16-24). 

Many people throughout time have disregarded these laws, choosing to follow after forbidden lusts instead. We rationalize and justify our lust and our violations of divine law by calling it “love” or by trivializing sex as a base bodily function. “Such is the way of an adulterous woman; she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness” (Proverbs 30:20). But we can’t merely wish away God’s laws or the consequences of immorality. “Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?” (Proverb 6:27). 

Taken as a whole, these rules regulating sex can be called the law of chastity. There are only two sins that are greater than breaking the law of chastity; namely, denying the witness of the Holy Spirit after receiving it and murder. The Lord takes sexual impurity very seriously. He condemns and forbids everything from homosexuality to fornication to pornography to rape and beyond. All of these have, as at their core, some form of lust or selfishness. 

Thirdly, some people say “God made me this way” and embrace the illicit desires they have, branding them as “love” to ease their consciences. Let me tell you a truth: God did not make you that way. He did not create you gay. He did not put lust in your heart. He did not implant in you a desire to abandon the path of marriage and procreation. To do so would be to violate His own laws and to contradict the teachings of His Son and prophets. The Apostle James clearly taught: 

“Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: 

“But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed” (James 1:13-14). 

I repeat: God doesn’t make people gay. God does not tempt anyone to do evil. God does not entice anyone to fornicate or commit adultery. It’s contrary to His holy nature, His mercy, and His love. As James said, these forbidden desires are born of lust and are evil. 

But let’s pretend God does create some people gay at birth, even though He absolutely does not. Nevertheless, the commandment to repent, change, and be reborn still applies! It applies to every person on earth regardless of their challenges and inclinations. It applies to people who have problems with thievery, lying, gossiping, substance abuse, pornography, gambling, fornication, adultery, violence, pride, anger, arrogance, impatience, ingratitude, ad infinitum. Jesus called the adulterers, prostitutes, demoniacs, and handicapped to follow Him with as much fervor as He called those with less visible problems, such as the learned Pharisees, to follow Him. He’s the Master Healer and He knows how to heal and mend hearts and lives. 

Jesus powerfully and plainly taught Nicodemus: “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:5). Could it be any clearer? 

We’re not enough by ourselves. We need Jesus. Our natures are fallen and corrupted. We all sin and do things that we regret or that harm others. It comes with the territory here on planet earth. But we don’t need to let our lusts, our failings, our weaknesses, our sins, or our past define us. We’re better than that. We’re the children of our Heavenly Father! 

Think of it – the King of the universe is our Father! The Creator of worlds without number – the One who walks on water, raises the dead, and calms the raging sea with a single word – is His Son who stands with open arms to receive, lift, and heal all who come to Him regardless of what they were or did in the past. Our Heavenly Father wants to give us everything He has and to see us follow His Son in becoming like Him (Romans 8:16-17; John 10:34). We belong to the family of God Almighty. Shouldn’t that fact alone inspire us to do better and be better?  

Our mission as fallen and sinful individuals is to not embrace the low path, but to throw off our old habits and desires and embrace the higher and holier standard revealed by the Redeemer Jesus Christ. It doesn’t matter what you’ve done or how far you’ve fallen; you can be redeemed! It doesn’t matter how frequently you’ve sinned or screwed up; you can be saved! 

Just as Joseph in Egypt literally ran from sexual temptation when it literally pulled on him, so, too, does the Lord expect us to remember our legs and flee from the snare of sin (Genesis 39:7-21). Paul urged: 

“Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. 

“What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 

“For ye are abought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s” (1 Corinthians 6:18-20). 

As difficult as it may be, our path is clear – we must flee fornication. It doesn’t matter if it is homosexual or heterosexual fornication. It’s wrong either way. It’s lust in both cases; not love. In fact, we are to flee all sin, all error, and all unrighteousness. 

The prodigal son returns

When we slip and fall, there’s a way back. Some mistakes are bigger than others, but all mistakes take us away from God and cause us to lose a measure of His holy light. Repentance is the remedy. To repent simply means to turn away from something. Those with gambling problems must turn away from gambling. Those with anger issues must learn patience. Those with pride must learn humility. And those with sexual problems of all kinds must turn away from them – both in deed and in thought. 

Russell M. Nelson, a powerful Christian leader and example for all believers today, recently gave us these encouraging words about repentance: 

“Nothing is more liberating, more ennobling, or more crucial to our individual progression than is a regular, daily focus on repentance. Repentance is not an event; it is a process. It is the key to happiness and peace of mind. When coupled with faith, repentance opens our access to the power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. 

“Whether you are diligently moving along the covenant path, have slipped or stepped from the covenant path, or can’t even see the path from where you are now, I plead with you to repent. Experience the strengthening power of daily repentance—of doing and being a little better each day. 

“When we choose to repent, we choose to change! We allow the Savior to transform us into the best version of ourselves. We choose to grow spiritually and receive joy—the joy of redemption in Him. When we choose to repent, we choose to become more like Jesus Christ! 

“Brethren, we need to do better and be better because we are in a battle. The battle with sin is real. The adversary is quadrupling his efforts to disrupt testimonies and impede the work of the Lord. He is arming his minions with potent weapons to keep us from partaking of the joy and love of the Lord. 

“Repentance is the key to avoiding misery inflicted by traps of the adversary. The Lord does not expect perfection from us at this point in our eternal progression. But He does expect us to become increasingly pure. Daily repentance is the pathway to purity, and purity brings power. Personal purity can make us powerful tools in the hands of God. Our repentance—our purity—will empower us to help in the gathering of Israel.” 

How many of us need daily repentance? All of us need it! And the greater our sins, the more we need the healing power of the Lord Jesus Christ. Sometimes we think we have sinned too much, moved too far away, done too many terrible things, to receive the Lord’s forgiveness and healing. I seem to have missed the line in the Bible where it says the Lord won’t heal and embrace those who come to Him. Instead, I remember His words which say: 

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 

“Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 

“For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30). 

I also recall the words of Paul which urge us to boldly approach the Lord so that His grace can heal us: 

“For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. 

“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:15-16). 

Jesus understands. Jesus knows how difficult it is. And He has mercy on those who sincerely approach Him confessing their sins, acknowledging their weaknesses, and laying all their burdens on Him. He wants nothing more than for the prodigal son to return home. He stands ready to receive all who come to Him with open arms. He will give rest to all who believe on His name. 

A modern disciple of the Lord, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, gave additional encouragement to those who feel lost or who feel weighed down by their sins. He said

“[H]owever late you think you are, however many chances you think you have missed, however many mistakes you feel you have made or talents you think you don’t have, or however far from home and family and God you feel you have traveled, I testify that you have not traveled beyond the reach of divine love. It is not possible for you to sink lower than the infinite light of Christ’s Atonement shines. 

“Whether you are not yet of our faith or were with us once and have not remained, there is nothing in either case that you have done that cannot be undone. There is no problem which you cannot overcome. There is no dream that in the unfolding of time and eternity cannot yet be realized. Even if you feel you are the lost and last laborer of the eleventh hour, the Lord of the vineyard still stands beckoning. “Come boldly [to] the throne of grace,” and fall at the feet of the Holy One of Israel. Come and feast “without money and without price” at the table of the Lord. . . . 

“So if you have made covenants, keep them. If you haven’t made them, make them. If you have made them and broken them, repent and repair them. It is never too late so long as the Master of the vineyard says there is time. Please listen to the prompting of the Holy Spirit telling you right now, this very moment, that you should accept the atoning gift of the Lord Jesus Christ and enjoy the fellowship of His labor. Don’t delay. It’s getting late.” 

It’s getting late, dear reader. Each of us needs to be better. Each of us needs to wake up to the reality that lust is not love, wickedness is not happiness, and a life without Jesus Christ is incomplete. Whether your sin is homosexual or heterosexual sexual immorality, you need repentance either way. 

The fact that “Pride” month is now over can serve as a metaphor. If you’ve suffered from homosexual desires, or if you’ve even acted on your lusts, it was in the past. Today is a new day. Time isn’t over yet. You can change. You can repent. You can turn from darkness to light, from the Adversary to the Lord, from lust to love. Jesus stands with open arms to receive you. He promises cleansing and healing. He promises peace and happiness. He promises eternal rewards, light, and love. Don’t delay. Turn to the Savior Jesus Christ and experience the majesty of God’s perfect love. 

Zack Strong, 

July 1, 2021 

I’m Not a Holocaust Denier

I’m often called a “holocaust denier” by folks who don’t have the intellectual capacity to counter the truths I share about historical events – truths that conflict with the carefully-crafted narrative they’ve been spoon-fed their entire lives. But let me say it right here – I’m not a “holocaust denier.” How could anyone be? After all, Webster’s 1828 dictionary defines “holocaust” thus: 

“A burnt-sacrifice or offering, the whole of which was consumed by fire; a species of sacrifice in use among the Jews and some pagan nations.” 

Who can deny this? History is replete with examples of Jews and pagans making sacrifices by fire. The Jews mastered the art of the holocaust when they sacrificed their children to the devilish idol god Molech. I don’t deny that in the slightest. Again, I’m not a “holocaust denier.” 

Ah, I suspect you thought I was referring to something else – something a bit more modern and allegedly more sinister. I assume you thought of World War II when you saw the word “holocaust.” So, let’s talk briefly about the Second World War. 

Soviet predators at work

It’s true that there were holocausts during World War II. Was not the mass rape of approximately 2 million German women by the Allies during and after the conflict a “holocaust”? The Russian hordes in particular raped and violated anything that moved, including girls as young as 8 and grandmothers as elderly as 80. They gangraped them brutally. Sometimes these attacks were so horrific that the victims died. At times, German women were crucified by the Jewish-led Bolshevik commanders and then raped by their men while they bled to death in agony and shame. Was not this a “holocaust” – a red-hot offering to the god of war and destruction, lust and hatred? I don’t deny the Allied rape of 2 million German women because I’m not a “holocaust denier.” 

I also don’t deny the deliberate firebombing of Dresden, Hamburg, and other German cities by the Americans and British. In a single day, Allied bombers burned to death between 100,000 and 500,000 civilians in the “refugee city” of Dresden with firebombs that created literal walls of flame and vortexes of fiery death. Not only did they attack the city in a solidary wave, but they deliberately attacked first responders and helpers in additional waves of flying death. How could I deny what is so graphically recorded by these holocaust survivors and researchers? 

“Here, in the heart of old Dresden, temperatures reached upwards of 3,000 degrees. Metal roofs, copper cupolas, glass, even sandstone, liquefied in the furious heat and poured down like lava. A hurricane of smoke, flame and dust roared toward the vortex from all directions as the cold air beyond Dresden was drawn in by the fire ball. Many disoriented victims, especially the thousands of refugees, took wrong turns on strange streets and were swept like feathers into the furnace. 

The ruins of Dresden

““The whole of Dresden was an inferno,” said one teenage boy. “In the street below people were wandering about helplessly. I saw my aunt there. She had wrapped herself in a damp blanket and, seeing me, called out. . . . The sound of the rising fire-storm strangled her last words. A house wall collapsed with a roar, burying several people in the debris. A thick cloud of dust arose and mingling with the smoke made it impossible for me to see.” . . . . 

“Through sheer will, some, like Margret, did succeed in reaching safety—but most did not. Standing alone on the far hills outside Dresden, one viewer stared in silent awe at the fiery massacre. 

““I did not understand what my eyes were seeing. I stood in the darkness, paralyzed, numbed, with my eardrums aching from the hellish uproar. . . . It was simply beyond comprehension, beyond the wildest imagination. It seemed actually unreal. . . . I saw the rising of a flaming sea which . . . inundated the entire city in one huge glowing wave. . . .[T]he entire area was in flames. Huge red and yellow tongues of fire were roaring toward the sky. Streaming, trembling, madly onrushing clouds . . . intermingled with brilliant white, red, and yellow explosions out of which the big bombers seemed to rise like flocks of giant birds. . . .Without ever having been through a big air raid before, I knew at once that here something quite different was happening”” (Thomas Goodrich, Hellstorm: The Death of Nazi Germany 1944-1947, 112-113, 115). 

These are not Jewish bodies, as is sometimes said in captions accompanying this horrible image, but the bodies of Germans slaughtered by fire in Dresden – true burnt offerings.

No, I don’t deny the literal holocaust in Dresden. I don’t deny the poor German holocaust victims. I don’t turn a blind eye to what the Allies deliberately did to the Germans. I’m no “holocaust denier”! 

I also don’t deny the holocausts inflicted upon the Japanese. Japan’s sixty biggest cities were bombed and firebombed into oblivion during the war. Tokyo, very infamously, lost over 100,000 of its people in the 1945 firebombing. Hiroshima and Nagasaki lost even more in the atomic holocausts perpetrated so needlessly upon them. These were truly unnecessary events, U.S. Admiral William Leahy and supreme Allied commander General Dwight Eisenhower said at the time. Admiral Leahy stated: 

“It is my opinion that the use of this barbarous weapon at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan. The Japanese were already defeated and ready to surrender because of the effective sea blockade and the successful bombing with conventional weapons.” 

The remains of Hiroshima

And Ike remarked: 

“During his recitation of the relevant facts, I had been conscious of a feeling of depression and so I voiced to him my grave misgivings, first on the basis of my belief that Japan was already defeated and that dropping the bomb was completely unnecessary, and secondly because I thought that our country should avoid shocking world opinion by the use of a weapon whose employment was, I thought, no longer mandatory as a measure to save American lives. It was my belief that Japan was, at that very moment, seeking some way to surrender with a minimum loss of ’face’.” 

You can find my analysis of the Nagasaki and Hiroshima holocausts at this link. Knowing how ghastly and unnecessary it was to drop the a-bombs, and how fiery and savage the destruction was, I’d be heartless if I was a nuclear “holocaust denier”! 

And speaking of General ‘Ike’ Eisenhower, he knows whereof he spoke since he presided over his own holocausts. I refer specifically to the Rhine meadows death camps where up to 2 million German POWs were intentionally starved to death on Ike’s orders after the Second World War had ended. This genocide had no excuse and was condemned by those few Americans who were allowed to learn of its occurrence. The book Other Losses by James Bacque tells the dreadful story. How could I deny this well-documented holocaust of German POWs in peace time? I’m not a “holocaust denier,” after all! 

Keelhaul victims

Finally, I don’t deny the forced repatriation of 2.5 million Russians, Serbs, Yugoslavs, Cossacks, and people of other groups – who had supposedly been Soviet citizens in the past, but sometimes never had been – to the Soviet Union per a dastardly secret deal between Stalin and FDR. Operation Keelhaul, as the plot was known, led to the murder or imprisonment of millions of human beings. Most of these were refugees or enemy POWs who had fled communist oppression and were living abroad in Europe or even in the United States. Some of these were drugged and kidnapped or forcibly thrown onto ships that transported them to the Soviet Union. Many committed suicide rather than be fed alive to the Bolsheviks. Some met instantaneous execution at the docks, as witnessed by American servicemen in Ukraine, or years of exile, torture, and inhuman conditions in the Siberian GULAG. You will never hear me deny this atrocious holocaust that is sometimes called the “last secret of World War II.” If it hasn’t sunk in by now, I’m not a “holocaust denier”! 

You see, the word “holocaust” has been misappropriated and hijacked by a small group of vicious people who control all the most powerful media organs, educational institutions, and financial houses in the world. They thus have a dominating influence over the mind of the average person. With this monstrous influence, they craft narratives – lying and malicious narratives. They paint true Freedom fighters and dissenters to their scheme of world domination as evil, genocidal maniacs. They portray sadistic tyrants as heroes. They make hostile groups appear as victims and true victims appear as aggressors and oppressors. Simply, as Isaiah the prophet foretold, we live in a time where people call good evil, and evil good (Isaiah 5:20). 

The next time someone brings up the canard of “holocaust denial,” which is nothing more than a way of demonizing political opponents who ask too many pesky questions that could unravel the approved Marxist-Establishment narrative of World War II, ask them if they acknowledge the fiery holocausts of Dresden, Hiroshima, Rhine meadows, and Operation Keelhaul. If not, then it doesn’t matter what they believe about the events that allegedly happened in Poland from 1942 to 1945 – they are true “holocaust deniers.” Don’t be a “holocaust denier.” 

Zack Strong, 

June 24, 2021 

God’s Majesty

Praise ye the Lord. . . . Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. . . . Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord.” – Psalm 150:1,2,6.

As I drove in my car this morning, I listened to a wonderful album by Nashville Tribute Band called “Redeemer.” As I enjoyed melodic messages about Jesus Christ, I pondered what word I’d use, if I only had one, to describe my Savior. What I came up with is the word majesty. Jesus was and is a majestic Man and I want to devote a few lines to His praise.

I turn to a dictionary definition of “majesty” and “majestic.” Webster’s 1828 dictionary tells us that majesty is:

“Greatness of appearance; dignity; grandeur; dignity of aspect or manner; the quality or state of a person or thing which inspires awe or reverence in the beholder; applied with peculiar propriety to God and his works.”

And majestic is described as:

“August; having dignity of person or appearance; grand; princely. The prince was majestic in person and appearance. . . . Splendid; grand. . . . Elevated; lofty. . . . Stately; becoming majesty; as a majestic air or walk.”

As I consider the life and character of Jesus the Christ, I’m more and more struck with how awesome He is! I’m in total awe of His attributes, His power, His teachings, His compassion, and His reactions to hostile and difficult situations. The older I grow and the more experience I gain, some of it good and some of it heart-wrenching or challenging, I realize how incredible, miraculous, and singularly amazing Jesus Christ was.

It takes an extraordinary person to behave with composure, self-control, and honor in the face of a frothing crowd that wants to murder you. It takes effulgent compassion to heal an injury on one who is in the process of unjustly arresting you in what you know will lead to a bogus trial and your eventual murder by crucifixion. It requires total conviction and courage to march into the most sacred building on earth, bodily cast out wrongdoers, and publicly castigate the religious authorities and onlookers alike for their transgressions. And it takes pure power to raise a man from the dead, successfully order demons to depart, and instantly calm turbulent waters with a mere word.

More than His multitude of miracles, Jesus’ attributes fill me with still greater admiration. This humble Man from Nazareth was a man’s Man, in the most dignified sense of the term. He was a masculine, strong, bold, honorable, upright, hard-working, down-to-earth, powerful individual. He was a leader. He stood against injustice, denounced evil, rejected the wrong, and always pursued truth and right.

He wasn’t pushy, but He held His ground and wouldn’t compromise. He didn’t mince words, yet He wasn’t arrogant. He was meek, yet He controlled Himself and His native honor called forth the respect and love of men and women from all walks of life. He was and is the type of Man who makes honest people instinctively stand up straighter, square their shoulders, and fill with resolve to do better and be better while at the same time feeling the urge to drop to their knees in reverence and thanksgiving. Every admirable, manly, and noble characteristic found its perfection in Him.

Jesus has been described by seers and inspired poets for millennia. I cite but a few of their descriptions of His glorious attributes. Isaiah said that “the Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory” (Isaiah 60:19). Nehemiah called him “our God, the great, the mighty, and the terrible God” (Nehemiah 9:32). Jeremiah gave a beautiful description when He said:

“Ah Lord God! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee:

“Thou shewest lovingkindness unto thousands, and recompensest the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them: the Great, the Mighty God, the Lord of hosts, is his name,

“Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for thine eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men: to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings. . . .

“And hast brought forth thy people Israel out of the land of Egypt with signs, and with wonders, and with a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with great terror” (Jeremiah 32:17-19, 21).

Finally, the Psalmist gave us line upon line of resplendent praise, including the following:

“The Lord reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the Lord is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself. . . .

“The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea” (Psalm 93:1, 4).

“Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite” (Psalm 147:5).

“The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy” (Psalm 103:8).

“The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.

“The Lord is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works” (Psalm 145:8-9).

“O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens” (Psalm 8:1).

“The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty” (Psalm 29:4).

“The Lord is King for ever and ever” (Psalm 10:16).

I can’t add much except my personal witness of His reality, His divinity, and His majesty! His grandeur is unsurpassed. His mercy is unequaled. And His beauty is unmatched. Everything about the Lord is pleasant, refreshing, and invigorating. Like the Psalmist, we should lift our voices Heavenward and sing His praises for having delivered us from the hell of sin and sorrow. His mercy is over all the earth and all who will may come to Him in sincerity and He will lock them in an embrace that will cleanse their souls and purge their hearts of worldliness. Yes, the Lord is good to all!

I close with my sure declaration that Jesus Christ not only lived, but lives; that He’s the Anointed of God, the Ruler of Heaven and earth, and the King of kings. I love Him. I’m awestruck by His greatness and even more overawed by His unfailing goodness. He’s a majestic Man. His majesty and magnificence surpass all and I feel in my heart to proclaim: “Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things” (Psalm 72:18).

Zack Strong,

June 18, 2021

The Coming Assassination False Flag

Imagine this scenario: Faced with a Joe Biden whose brain is obviously melting and who is losing even the sympathy of those who now regret voting for him, and running up against rising opposition to their tyrannical schemes, the world Elite decide to assassinate the U.S. president, turning him into a martyr and a providing a pretext for greater power grabs, war, or conquest expeditions designed to further their New World Order.

Around the time of the installation of the fraudulent puppet-in-chief Joe Biden following the election swindle operation committed by numerous hostile foreign powers, including Red China, Russia, Iran, Venezuela, and others, Alex Jones of Infowars fame said that we’ve entered “the era of the false flag.” He might as well have been stating that the sky is blue. It’s obvious to students of history that false-flag attacks, assassinations, bombings, poisonings, etc., have always been used by conspiring entities to start wars, knock out political opposition, and consolidate power.

The world Elite were forced to show their hand in 2020. They saw that the American People were waking up to their schemes. They saw that Americans, led by their extraordinarily popular president, were beginning to openly identify socialism as the great enemy of mankind. They saw America becoming more energy independent, lifting itself slowly out of economic ruin, and becoming more nationalistic.

As a result, they launched their “Great Reset” of humanity designed to halt America’s advance, dethrone their most popular national leader in decades and install a compliant puppet in his place, induce fear and confusion in the world population, and usher in a Marxist one-world order. The trigger was COVID-19. From the very beginning, I called this false-flag virus attack “one of the largest psyops in recent years” and “media-induced mass hysteria.” Because of the Coronahoax and the resulting election swindle carried on under cover of unnecessary lockdowns, the Elite indeed dethroned America’s real president, Donald Trump, and brought forward the weakest, most doddering, most intellectually defective individual ever to hold high office in America.

The Elite successfully put their puppet in the White House on January 20th, yet they had to go to such great lengths, commit such extensive fraud, tell so many blatantly obvious lies, and trample on so many rights to do it, that they’ve woken up a huge segment of the population. People who one year ago were comfortably asleep are now wide awake and watching. People who before would’ve never owned a gun now own numerous. People who felt they could remain in socialist-controlled zones in the United States and exist without problems have now relocated to saner parts of the nation like Idaho, Montana, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas, where the spirit of patriotism still lives. People who were content to allow their children to go to public school are now homeschooling and training their children in moral principles and real Americanism. People who loved the censorship-loving platforms like Facebook and Twitter are now joining or creating alternatives like Gab, MeWe, and USA.life. People who before would’ve called me a “conspiracy theorist” are now repeating the same messages, are convinced elections are rigged, understand that the media lies, know that science now serves a political agenda, and are standing staunchly against the experimental gene-editing Coronavirus vaccine.

Furthermore, states and local communities have begun exercising their right to reject and deny federal overreach. Florida famously outlawed vaccine passports. Several states such as Montana and Oklahoma have passed abortion laws heavily restricting abortion. Towns such as Gooding, Idaho have declared themselves gun safe zones. People are furious and many won’t tolerate being pushed around any longer. Thus, the Elite find themselves in a bit of a conundrum. They’ve seized power again, but the peasants are gathering with their pitchforks. Historically, when kings and rulers have felt threatened by their peoples, they’ve lashed out and have attempted to quell them by force and intimidation. I see them using the same tactic this time.

Instead of allowing Biden’s defective brain to continue malfunctioning on the world stage for all to see, or allowing him to die an ignominious death of natural causes after the media went to such great lengths to convince everyone he was as healthy as a horse, the powers-that-be might find it more useful to off him in a way that would allow them to seize even more power and to silence dissenters.

Think about it, the string-pullers have murdered people with two separate bioweapons – Coronavirus and the even worse vaccine that has claimed many thousands of lives and inflicted tens of thousands of horrific casualties including paralysis, miscarriages, and birth defects; have induced thousands to commit suicide due to forced isolation; have caused millions to be laid off or lose their businesses; have squeezed the global economy while prices have skyrocketed due to inflation and insane spending; and they’ve stolen Freedom from entire nations in such a recklessly obvious manner. Do you really think they care whether they have to take out a man who has become such a laughingstock and a liability and who’s now serving as a catalyst to unite dissenters?

It’s becoming glaringly obvious to all that Joe Biden is cognitively impaired. From recently stating he’s been president for 15 months to threatening to run over a man with his vehicle to forgetting his defense secretary’s name to saying on a hot mic that he’s not even sure what he’s signing in all those Oval Office photo ops, everyone can see that he’s clueless, unhinged, and unfit for office. I warned last August:

“Joe Biden is unfit for the presidency. That is not up for debate. Biden has no honor, class, or civility. More importantly, he has no coherence and is in obvious mental and physical decline. He must not be permitted to weasel his way into office. He must not be allowed to steal four years from the American People. He must not be allowed to become a “placeholder” for an even more radical individual waiting in the wings. Biden admitted that he is a “transition candidate to bring the Mayor Petes of the world into this administration.””

Now, with the whole world snickering about Biden’s free fall into dementia, the election swindle unraveling quickly, and states rebelling against federal overreach, the Elite know they’ll need to act soon to mitigate the damages. How will they do it? There are several plausible scenarios I want to briefly mention.

Perhaps the world Elite will decide to give the puppet-in-chief a fatal dose of Coronavirus and then make him the patron saint of vaccination voodoo. Imagine that – the media would use Biden’s memory as a truncheon to bludgeon dissenters and anti-vaxxers into submission. They’d forever use Biden’s demise to discredit those of us who call the “pandemic” a hoax, as if feelings trump facts.

Or perhaps the ruthless Elite will decide that the Coronahoax is out of the bag and that something more drastic is in order to halt opposition, distract those peasants with their pitchforks forming outside the gate, and create a pretext for truly consolidating world power. The thing that could bring this about is an assassination of the president. Please note that I’m not calling for this. I think, for the reasons I’m about to outline, that an assassination would plunge us into greater chaos and speed up the destruction of our Republic.

In the wake of the 9/11 false-flag attack, the United States, in her “righteous” anger, with the full support of Vladimir Putin, declared a “War on Terror.” Who would oppose such a war? After all, 3,000 of our people were slaughtered in a horrific way on live TV by Arab “terrorists.” So, with so-called patriotism numbing people’s consciences, we invaded Afghanistan. Then we invaded Iraq. Then we went after other nations – Libya, Syria, etc.

Now imagine if a “terrorist’s” bomb brought down Air Force One or took out the president during his State of the Union address. Imagine if, whether true or not, the bombing was blamed on Iran – a nation which has vowed eventual revenge for the assassination of General Soleimani. If our nation’s indignation after 9/11 was high, what couldn’t we do if our leader was eliminated on live TV?! Our military-industrial complex would immediately gear up for war. Our media would beat the war drums. Our politicians would clamor for vengeance. Israel would relish and cry for a U.S.-led attack on Iran. And so a regional war could begin in the Middle East dwarfing that in Iraq.

Alternatively, if a bomb or bullet ended Biden’s career, think of the response if it was determined, or alleged, that the perpetrator was a “right-wing extremist” group or some embittered Trump supporters. If the January 6 false-flag Capitol “siege” was considered an attempted coup, an assassination would be considered outright rebellion. The military could be mobilized against “extremist” groups like Oath Keepers or against “seditious” individuals like Chuck Baldwin in Montana or Alex Jones in Texas. Congress could likely be prevailed upon, in a time of turmoil like this, to ram sweeping gun control “laws” down our throats, just like Congress foisted the dastardly Patriot Act upon us after 9/11. Would anything lead to a civil war faster than gun confiscation after the chaos of an assassination?

Furthermore, consider what might happen if Kamala Harris was also eliminated in a mass attack. If our leadership was decapitated in one fell swoop, who would take over? Something in me doubts whether the powers-that-be would ever permit Kamala Harris, let alone crazy Nancy Pelosi, from assuming office. I doubt, in the wake of a terrible tragedy like an assassination in such a time as we now live, that the normal presidential line of succession would be followed. As I wrote last August, I think someone even more radical is being prepared to take over and use the machinery of state to clamp down on dissenters and snuff our our Freedom.

All of this is hypothetical, but take it seriously. I don’t see Joe Biden surviving much longer. He could potentially drop dead before the end of the year. He’s that sick. But let’s say he survives until 2022. That’s an election year. What better way to either cancel or create a pretext to swindle these important elections than a sudden change in the presidency? We’re certainly in the “era of the false flag.”

Please, pray for the good remnant left in this nation. That remnant is in the tens of millions. America is still the greatest nation on earth. Period. If you don’t believe it, try living abroad sometime as I have. Never take your blessings as an America for granted. We’re facing civil war and total oppression. I outlined what I see coming for our special land in a previous article. It’s not pretty. And I sincerely believe that the world communist Elite, who hate American and consider us the “main enemy” of their one-world schemes, will attempt – likely through some sort of false-flag attack – to overthrow the Biden administration and place a stronger radical on the throne. Watch carefully, prepare your family, and brace for the coming impact.

June 9, 2021

Zack Strong

Spiritual Communication

The function of satellite dishes gives us some insight into how spiritual communication works. A website gives a technical explanation of how satellites and dishes function:

“A satellite dish works in the same way as the reflector for a torch or car headlights. A signal is produced or reflected from a focal point. This signal then reflects off the large part of the satellite dish and travels towards the satellite.

“At the satellite, the signal reflects off another curved reflector towards a focal point where the signal is received. The signal is then amplified and sent back towards Earth using a different frequency.

Another website describes the necessary conditions for a satellite dish to work properly:

“There has to be a direct line of signal from the dish to the satellite in the sky to work . . . there can be no obstructions of any kind between the satellite and dish. The dish must be located in an area clear of trees, bushes, buildings or any other objects. It has to be mounted securely and completely level to function correctly. It must be set to the precise elevation degree needed.”

A third site explains why a satellite dish might not work:

“Satellite dishes need to be aligned very accurately to get a signal, because of the way the work and the frequencies that they use. It is not easy to align a satellite dish by eyesight alone or by looking at the direction of the neighbour’s satellite dish. An adjustment of a millimetre of two can be the difference between a good reliable satellite signal and no signal at all.”

What did you glean from these descriptions of satellite dishes? There may be more points of value, but I’ve chosen to mention five.

First, a signal must be produced by a satellite dish and be beamed into space.

Second, the signal must be aligned to a specific frequency and aimed at the correct location.

Third, the signal must be unobstructed.

Fourth, the signal cannot be borrowed from another dish or be the result of guesswork.

Fifth, the signal must be aligned correctly not only to send, but also to receive, a signal.

These lessons apply beautifully to personal prayer. Consider our five points in order.

First, prayer, in order to function, requires a person to pray. The prayer may be silent or spoken aloud, but it must be uttered intentionally by the individual. The Bible Dictionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says that “prayer is a form of work” (Bible Dictionary, 753). Truly it is. In order to receive dividends, one must first put in the “work.” In order to receive an answer from prayer, you must first pray. Send your personal petitions, desires, concerns Heavenward just as a satellite dish sends a signal skyward. This is the first step to receiving an answer from God, just as a satellite beaming a signal to space is a prerequisite to receiving a signal and projecting an intelligible picture onto your TV.

Second, a satellite won’t function if it’s tuned into the wrong frequency. Your prayers, if not aligned to the proper spiritual frequency – a frequency defined and set forth in revealed scripture – won’t be very profitable. The Lord isn’t so concerned with the verbiage one uses in his prayers, and has consequently never instituted set prayers except in specific instances regarding collective rites However, He is concerned about the petitioner demonstrating proper principles, patterns, and attitudes.

For instance, a normal personal prayer should be addressed to God our Father and conclude in the name of Jesus Christ (Matthew 6:9). The prayer should be offered in childlike humility and with expectant faith, such as when Jesus, when praying before His disciples, said to the Father “Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10). They should be sincere and from the heart, not rote and repetitious (Matthew 6:7. Prayer should be a personal exercise hidden away from the world, not a self-serving spectacle for public consumption (Matthew 6:6, 16-21).

When your prayers are dialed into the correct spiritual frequency and our attitudes are properly sincere and humble, your prayers begin to reach the ears of your Father in Heaven who is eagerly waiting for you to learn how to approach Him, communicate with Him, and receive knowledge from His Spirit. Citing the Bible Dictionary again, it’s important to note that a huge factor in having the correct attitude for effective prayer hinges upon our understanding that we are the literal spirit children of the Heavenly Being to whom we’re praying:

“As soon as we learn the true relationship in which we stand toward God (namely, God is our Father, and we are his children), then at once prayer becomes natural and instinctive on our part (Matt. 7:7-11). Many of the so-called difficulties about prayer arise from forgetting this relationship. Prayer is the act by which the will of the Father and the will of the child are brought into correspondence with each other” (Bible Dictionary, 752-753).

A little girl says her evening prayers by her bedside, accompanied by her dolls (including a Golliwog). Date: 1908

If we don’t want our prayers to bounce off the ceiling, as it were, we must remember who we are, that God is not some distant Being but a personal and very near Father who loves us, and that speaking to Him should be as normal as speaking to our earthly parents. When I served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Russia, I sometimes encountered people who had never prayed before. Never. Not once. On one such occasion, after teaching a young man that God was His literal Father and that He should be approached in a familial and familiar manner, this childlike Russian began his first prayer: “Good day, Father.” It was a touching moment. That prayer absolutely reached Heaven. Every prayer tuned into the frequency of sincerity, humility, and familial love, will be heard and answered.

Third, just as a satellite dish won’t work if cluttered by branches or covered in snow or rain, distracted and cluttered prayers have diminished capacity. If we rush our prayers, fail to pray sincerely or humbly, or have hardened and cold hearts that would rather be doing something else, can we honestly expect to receiving amazing answers from God? He has given us a pattern for right living. If we disregard this pattern and disobey His commandments, we can’t help but reap a negative reward. Part of that ignominious reward is unanswered prayers and a break in the sweet communication with the Spirit of God.

Let’s be more explicit. If we watch porn, drink alcohol, harm another, quarrel with our spouse, or any other number of sinful behaviors, and then attempt to pray without regretting our actions, confessing them, and petitioning for forgiveness and the strength to be better, can we expect to be heard of God? You can answer for yourself.

I want to be clear, prayer is for sinners. We’re all sinners. Prayer is for the weak. We’re all weak sometimes. Prayer is for people who fall short. We’re all in that category. If we make a mistake, let a curse word slip, let our temper flare up, view an inappropriate video online, flip someone the bird in a fit of road rage, or any other number of misdeeds, prayers is actually the best thing we can do! That is, prayer is the best thing we can do in our lowest and most shameful moments if we sincerely regret our actions, do our best to repair the damage, and confess in full to the Lord and anyone else to whom it may be necessary.

A great man of God, a prophet of the Lord Jesus Christ, Lorenzo Snow, gave this encouragement:

“If we could read in detail the life of Abraham or the lives of other great and holy men we would doubtless find that their efforts to be righteous were not always crowned with success. Hence we should not be discouraged if we should be overcome in a weak moment; but, on the contrary, straightway repent of the error or the wrong we may have committed, and as far as possible repair it, and then seek to God for renewed strength to go on and do better. . . .

“. . . We must not allow ourselves to be discouraged whenever we discover our weakness. We can scarcely find an instance in all the glorious examples set us by the prophets, ancient or modern, wherein they permitted the Evil One to discourage them; but on the other hand they constantly sought to overcome, to win the prize and thus prepare themselves for a fulness of glory” (Teachings of the Presidents of the Church: Lorenzo Snow, 100-101).

If we find that our prayers are too distracted or rushed or if we know that our conduct has not lived up to the standards outlined in the holy scriptures, then the solution is, ironically, prayer. A sincere prayer asking for forgiveness and the strength to be better is worth more than most people comprehend. The moment we intentionally take a step back our Eternal Father, He sees the effort and runs to us, just as the father ran to his dejected and battered prodigal son (Luke 15:18-24).

Some of the best prayers of my life have been uttered in the aftermath of some stupid mistake on my part. It never ceases to amaze me how willing my Father is to run to me in my moments of weakness and error when I simply turn my heart to Him and attempt to pray from the bottom of my heart. However, I also testify that prayers have even more power when backed up by personal purity; for, as James said, “the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much” (James 5:16).

Fourth, just as one satellite dish cannot borrow a signal from another, we cannot live on borrowed Gospel light. We can’t subsist on other people’s prayers. Having other people pray in your behalf is wonderful, but their petitions can’t substitute for your own personal, private prayers. The prayer of a priest at a public meeting is insufficient. The prayer of a friend in a prayer circle is insufficient. The prayer of a spouse before bedtime is insufficient.

Our prayers must be be our own. They can’t be written for us by another. They can’t be read from a book. They can’t be regurgitated from memory. True prayer is specific, individualistic, and genuine. We must learn to send our authentic communications, longings, questions, desires, apprehensions, and concerns to our Father in Heaven. What troubles John across the street or Sarah down the road might not matter or apply to you. Your Father wants to know what matters to you. He wants to know what troubles you. He wants to know what questions you have for Him and what you need and desire in your life.

When we pray, we may fumble with our words; there’s no harm in that. Moses suffered from a speech impediment. Yet, he became an effective communicator through the medium of prayer. He poured out His mind and spirit to His God and His Redeemer and was blessed with miracles, revelations, and power. Our minds and hearts must be similarly bowed in an attitude of humility and sincerity. Our words must be our own and come from the heart. When our prayers come from the depth of our souls, they’ll find the right signal and won’t have to borrow anything from anyone. A personal conduit to Heaven will be opened that will, if you keep it open by righteous living, be a source of continual light and knowledge, comfort and love.

Fifth, just as a satellite has to be properly lined up in order to beam its signal to space, it must be aligned aright in order to receive a correct signal. Prayer is the same. Prayer is not a one-way form of communication. President Gordon B. Hinckley taught:

“Pray to the Lord with the expectation of answers. . . . The trouble with most of our prayers is that we give them as if we were picking up the telephone and ordering groceries—we place our order and hang up. We need to meditate, contemplate, think of what we are praying about and for and then speak to the Lord as one man speaketh to another. “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord” (Isa. 1:18)” (Teachings of the Presidents of the Church: Gordon B. Hinckley, 114).

Thinking of prayer like a two-way phone call can be helpful. If your environment is too loud, how effective is speaking on the phone? If raucous music or revelry drowns out the voices, how effective is a phone call? Many things can impede our ability to communicate with our Father. By the same token, many things can block His messages to us. Impurity, anger, insincerity, selfishness, hatred, ignorance, raucous music, irreverence, and a hundred other things, can deaden our spirits and diminish our ability to hear our Father’s communications, answers, and words.

The Holy Spirit is a bit finicky. He doesn’t like inappropriate situations, deafening music, cursing, immorality, anger, fighting, or violence. He avoids circumstances where He would expose Himself to these degrading influences. If we, therefore, put ourselves in these circumstances, how can we expect to hear the sensitive communications of the Spirit? How can we truly hear our Father if we’re surrounded by evil? How can we hear the small voice of the Spirit if we’re drowning it out with profane behavior?

Undoubtedly, this fifth step in the prayer process is the hardest. It’s been the struggle of my life to find out how the Lord speaks to me. He speaks differently to everyone. To one person, He speaks through dreams. To another, He uses His own voice. To another, He imparts subtle thoughts, hints, and feelings. Just as each person is different, so, too, is Heaven’s voice tailored to us as individuals. It’s our job to make sure our spiritual satellite dish isn’t cluttered or misaligned. If we want to receive information from God, we must be in tune with Him and His laws. There’s no other way.

I’ve drawn much inspiration from the rough-around-the-edges pioneer prophet Brigham Young. His heartfelt advice on prayer stirs me. I think you might benefit from it, too. I quote several of his statements, taking them from chapter three of John A. Widtsoe’s book Discourses of Brigham Young:

“Let every man and every woman call upon the name of the Lord, and that, too, from a pure heart, while they are at work as well as in their closet, while they are in public as well as while they are in private, asking the Father m the name of Jesus, to bless them, and to preserve and guide in, and to teach them, the way of life and salvation and to enable them so to live that they will obtain this eternal salvation that we are after.”

“When you get up in the morning, before you suffer yourselves to eat one mouthful of food, call your wife and children together, bow down before the Lord, ask him to forgive your sins, and protect you through the day, to preserve you from temptation and all evil, to guide your steps aright, that you may do something that day that shall be beneficial to the Kingdom of God on the earth. Have you time to do this? Elders, sisters, have you time to pray?”

“It matters not whether you or I feel like praying, when the time comes to pray, pray. If we do not feel like it, we should pray till we do. And if there is a heavy storm coming on and our hay is likely to be wet, let it come. You will find that those who wait till the Spirit bids them pray, will never pray much on this earth.”

“We may say that our work drives us and that we have not time to pray, hardly time to eat our breakfasts. Then let the breakfasts go, and pray, get down upon our knees and pray until we are filled with the spirit of peace.”

“If the Devil says you cannot pray when you are angry, tell him it is none of his business, and pray until that species of insanity is dispelled and serenity is restored to the mind.”

“If I did not feel like praying, and asking my Father in Heaven to give me a morning blessing, and to preserve me and my family and the good upon the earth through the day, I should say, “Brigham, get down here on your knees, bow your body down before the throne of him who rules in the heavens, and stay there until you can feel to supplicate at that throne of grace erected for sinners.””

May we each follow Brother Brigham’s sage advice and humble ourselves, get on our knees, and talk with our Father in Heaven. He’s waiting to hear from us. He loves each of us. He wants to hear about our lives, concerns, and desires. He can’t wait to bless us, enlighten our understanding, and draw us closer to Him as soon as we’re ready and make that first feeble step towards Him.

Just after writing these last lines, my ten-month-old baby girl woke up in the other room and started calling “Papa!” I immediately wet in to her, picked her up, and gave her a daddy-sized hug. Do we really think it’s any different with our Eternal Father when we raise our voices to Him? I witness with all the fervor of my soul that He loves to hear His children call Him “Father” and talk to Him!

To close, I remind you that the scriptures plead with us to pray and promise us unimaginable blessings if we do so in purity of heart. The Apostle Paul encouraged us to “come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16). Who doesn’t need mercy and grace? If we approach God in prayer, it’ll be ours. The Apostle James also told us that “if any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not” (James 1:5). Again, who doesn’t stand in need of greater wisdom? And, finally, the Lord showed us repeatedly, by His perfect example, that we must pray. In one particularly touching instance, He showed His love for those who follow Him when He prayed to the Father in this manner:

“And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. . . .

“I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word. . . .

“Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

“O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.

“And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them” (John 17).

If we want to know God, which is eternal life, we must pray. There’s simply no substitute for personal prayer. Talk with your Father in Heaven. Plead with Him on your knees. Pour out your soul to Him. He won’t be bored hearing about your troubles, struggles, concerns, and regrets. He won’t tire of your questions and seeking for truth. It will fill Him with joy to hear from you, His precious child. His Spirit will smile upon you. And, together with your Savior Jesus Christ, They will make Their abode with you (John 14:21, 23).

There’s true power in prayer. If you don’t currently pray, pray! Get on your knees and talk with you Eternal Father. Get to know Him. Declutter your life, turn down the volume, and clear the wax out of your spiritual ears. Speak and then listen. Ask and receive. And enjoy developing a truly beautiful relationship with your God as you speak to Him and listen to His responses. May God the Father bless you as you open your heart to Him in sincere prayer!

Zack Strong,
May 30, 2021