The Immorality of Forced Shutdowns

This summer, I had a person close to me get angry and call me “selfish” because I posed this question: “Do you believe it is justified to shut down all of society because a few people might get sick?” When this individual called me “selfish” and refused to answer my question, I asked another: “Is it more selfish to destroy the livelihoods of the whole society to protect a minority, or to allow the whole society to live their lives even though a minority might suffer?” 

After additional refusals to answer my questions, I further inquired: “Is it right to destroy the economy and curtail people’s rights to travel, work, and enjoy life just because some people might get sick?” The individual became even angrier at this query and resorted to more name-calling and personal attacks, thus ending the exchange. 

The questions I posed to my friend should be posed to society at large. They deal with underlying principles, not just the present “Coronavirus” scare. Whether today or fifty years from now, society must answer these questions and determine what its core principles are and what government can and cannot do. Once we determine our principles, they can be applied to any crisis situation.

The American political system is unique in that it caters to, protects, and exalts the individual. Collectivism has no place in the United States and is not permissible under our Constitution. Whereas collectivized socialism and democracy – two wings of the same bird – preach “majority rule” and “the greater good” without consideration of the rights of those in the minority, the U.S. Constitution protects the rights of all individuals, including minority groups, regardless of what the majority or minority thinks or wishes. Just as the minority is protected, the majority is likewise protected against the whims of a minority, regardless of how loud they holler or how much money and power they may have. All individuals in society are, or ought to be, secure in their God-given rights.

If our system functioned as designed by our Founding Fathers, even a super-majority of 99% of the population could not deprive the 1% of peaceable dissenters of their equal rights. And certainly the 1% could not deprive the 99% of theirs. The Declaration of Independence is the creed upon which the Constitution stands. And the core tenet of the Declaration is that we believe our unalienable rights to life, Liberty, and property come from God and cannot be justly curtailed or revoked by government, society, or any other force.

Majoritarianism, democracy, and socialism are anathema to Americanism. Yes, in elections and daily business, majority rule is, and should be, the prevailing modus operandi. When it comes to fundamental rights, however, the minority – even one individual – stands on par with the majority under the Constitution. It is part of the genius of our constitutional system that the majority has its just say, but the minority is still protected. 

By the same token of logic, no minority, regardless of how long or loud they scream, can rightly deprive the majority of their rights. No minority, regardless of their rationale, may say that the rights of the majority must be restricted for their sake. No minority may impose its will, whims, or fear on the majority. That is selfish. That is wrong. That is against the spirit of the Declaration of Independence and letter of the U.S. Constitution. 

My favorite definition of Liberty was given by my favorite political thinker – the great Thomas Jefferson. He explained: 

“[R]ightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will, within the limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law’; because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the right of an individual” (Thomas Jefferson to Isaac Tiffany, April 4, 1819). 

This quote is worthy of memorization and frequent contemplation. Jefferson is saying that Liberty allows us to do anything, unless by so doing we infringe upon the equal rights of other people. Liberty is not what “the law” says. It is not what the government decides it is. It is not what the Supreme Court claims it is. It is not even what the majority agrees upon. Liberty is a gift from God and does not depend upon the consent or approval of others – especially not the approval of government which is the servant of the People. 

By contrast, tyranny is the violation of an individual’s rights. Regardless of whether the violations are perpetrated by government, society, the majority, the minority, or other individuals, it is tyranny all the same. A policy or law may have the consent of the majority or be enacted by a tenacious or well-connected minority, but in either case it is wrong if it infringes upon the individual’s rights. Whereas Freedom needs no laws or man-made structures to survive, but prevails simply through its natural moral authority, tyranny rules in all cases either by explicit or implicit force. 

Let’s bring these principles into greater focus by applying them to our current lockdown situation. First, a few facts. There is legitimate skepticism among some professionals, such as Dr. Thomas Cowan, that “Coronavirus” is even a virus at all, but for the sake of this discussion, we’ll assume it is. Above all else, we should be aware of the fact that the vaunted Coronavirus, aka Wuhan Flu, aka Chinese Plague, aka COVID-19, has a survivability rate of 99.9% Said differently, less than 0.1% of people who contract the virus die.

Of course, the Establishment’s fraudulent “fact-checkers” have come out of the woodwork to “debunk” this fact. But facts are stubborn things and don’t bow to intimidation, popular opinion, or CNN reporting. Remember, these are the same self-appointed authorities who can’t tell the difference between men and women, who allege Donald Trump “colluded” with Russia though it is now obvious the Democrats were the ones who did so, who say Black Lives Matter riots are “peaceful,” who say Joe Biden is spry and mentally alert, and who claim Jeffrey Epstein killed himself. It’s time to stop blindly following authority figures and to follow truth instead. 

Furthermore, from Italy to our own American Republic, research has shown that some 94-96% of the less than 1% who have died courtesy of Red China’s little gift to mankind actually died from other causes! They may have had “Coronavirus” at the time of death, but that was not the cause. Yet, to go along with the political agenda, doctors, coroners, and the controlled media have chalked all of these deaths up to “COVID-19,” thus kicking science and logic to the curb. 

In an extremely passionate speech before the Italian Parliament on April 24, Italian Chamber of Deputies member Vittorio Sgarbi made the following remarks: 

“Don’t lie! Tell the truth! Don’t make this a chamber of lies . . . Don’t also say here 25,000 deaths. It’s not true. Don’t use the deaths for rhetoric and terrorism. The numbers from the Higher Institute of Health say that 96.3% [of “Coronavirus” victims] died from other diseases . . . Say this, and it is the truth! The truth! Read it! Read it! . . . . Well, precisely because truth is the most important thing, let’s give the actual numbers; let us not continue to lie. . . . Let us be united in liberation against hypocrisy and lies, against falsifications, against the false numbers that are given to terrorize Italians. The 25,000 dead . . . died of heart attacks, cancer and other [causes]. Let’s not use them to humiliate Italy. Let’s not use them to give citizens false news . . . Twenty-five thousand people did not die of the coronavirus in Italy. It’s not true. It’s a way to terrorize Italians and impose a dictatorship of consent. It’s ridiculous!” 

Establishment “fact-checkers” were quick to say that the report Mr. Sgarbi was referring to did not explicitly say that 96.3% of Coronavirus victims actually died from other causes, but only that this percentage of people had preexisting conditions or comorbidities. That is true. Yet isn’t it curious that only 3.7% of the alleged “Coronavirus” victims had no preexisting conditions? Shouldn’t that raise some red flags? 

96.3% of supposed Italian victims at that point in time were already sick with conditions ranging from, and I’m quoting, “respiratory failure,” “heart failure,” “atrial fibrillation” “chronic liver disease,” “stroke,” “HIV infection,” “chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,” “type 2-diabetes,” “active cancer,” and so on. “Respiratory failure” is particularly interesting since alleged “Coronavirus” victims die from respiratory issues. Several of the other preexisting conditions are also extremely serious and often fatal. Yet, all the deaths were attributed to the mighty “Coronavirus.” Officialdom wants nothing more than for you to stop asking questions, turn off your mind, and just accept their sky-is-falling narrative. 

The same deceptive reporting of numbers that riled Vittorio Sgarbi has plagued the United States as well (unfortunately, however, almost no one in our Congress is willing to stand up and publicly say the Dr. Faucis of the world are lying in order to scare people into accepting dictatorship). The professional deceivers in the mass media want us to think that America is in the grip of a severe “pandemic.” They want the world to think that America is sick. And they want everyone to believe that it’s all President Trump’s fault. The numbers, however, don’t bear out this scaremongering. 

In a bombshell report at the end of August, the CDC admitted that, just as in Italy, 94% of so-called “Coronavirus” victims had other severe illnesses at the time of death! According to the Establishment’s own data, only 6% of the 200,000 who had at the time died, died from COVID-19 alone. All of the others had preexisting conditions, underlying health issues, and comorbidities. In classic double speak, the CDC report stated that “some deaths due to COVID-19 may be assigned to other causes of deaths.” If the deaths may be assigned to “other causes,” then they can’t be assigned to “COVID-19”! 

Furthermore, the report stated: “These deaths could represent misclassified COVID-19 deaths, or potentially could be indirectly related to the COVID-19 pandemic (e.g., deaths from other causes occurring in the context of health care shortages or overburdened health care systems) . . . in some cases, COVID-19 may have contributed to the death, but the underlying cause of death was another cause, such as terminal cancer.” Not only did 94% of the “victims” actually die from other causes, such as “terminal cancer,” but many of the reported deaths were “misclassified” as Corona-caused. I agree, however, that there were probably far more deaths “indirectly related” to the fraudulent Pandemic – suicides, people dying from lack of medical attention for other illnesses, drug overdoses, etc. – than from the least lethal “virus” in history, the “Coronavirus.” 

The CDC’s report should not have been surprising, however. We already knew that victims having preexisting conditions was a major factor that was confirmed by the data and only ignored by the controlled media and those too fearful to take their heads out of the ground and face reality. By June, Massachusetts had discovered that 98.1% of their “Coronavirus” death victims also had preexisting conditions. An earlier study showed that 94% of New York COVID-19 hospitalizations had a chronic condition, and 88% had two or more underlying health problems. At best, “Coronavirus” exacerbates underlying conditions and can cause previously sick people to finally succumb to their preexisting illness. For normal, healthy individuals, however, the risk is minimal – almost non-existent. 

Additionally, to add to the exaggerated nature of the COVID-19 “threat,” false positives have been off the charts. Some of the “Coronavirus” tests actually only test for the presence of COVID – not COVID-19! COVID is the common cold. COVID-19 is the supposedly novel China virus. In late July, an article by Julian Rose included this helpful information about the tests the Establishment is so eager to get us to take: 

“I work in the healthcare field. Here’s the problem, we are testing people for any strain of a Coronavirus. Not specifically for COVID-19. There are no reliable tests for a specific COVID-19 virus. There are no reliable agencies or media outlets for reporting numbers of actual COVID-19 virus cases. This needs to be addressed first and foremost. Every action and reaction to COVID-19 is based on totally flawed data and we simply can not make accurate assessments. 

“This is why you’re hearing that most people with COVID-19 are showing nothing more than cold/flu like symptoms. That’s because most Coronavirus strains are nothing more than cold/flu like symptoms. The few actual novel Coronavirus cases do have some worse respiratory responses, but still have a very promising recovery rate, especially for those without prior issues. . . . 

“The Mickey Mouse test kits being sent out to hospitals, at best, tell analysts you have some viral DNA in your cells. Which most of us do, most of the time. It may tell you the viral sequence is related to a specific type of virus – say the huge family of coronavirus. But that’s all. The idea these kits can isolate a specific virus like COVID-19 is nonsense.” 

Yes, “Coronavirus” testing is total nonsense! How many of the “Coronavirus” victims actually only had the common cold, but were included in the scaremongering numbers?  How many of those people who supposedly contracted the “virus” were actually perfectly healthy and are only victims of a fraudulent medical establishment? In my opinion, most of them. 

Also, from the United States to the UK to Italy to India, tens of thousands of Coronavirus tests – especially those donated by communist Russia and Red China – have been found to have been contaminated with “Coronavirus”! How many people who did indeed get the “virus” got it from their testing kit? We’ll never know the exact number of false positives and victims of testing kits. However, we know that the data is a sham. We know that the media covered it up. We know that this entire episode has been a psy-op from the beginning, as I informed you back when “Coronavirus” cases were barely in double digits in our country. 

I have a relative whose close friend relayed an experience she had that confirms the duplicity and incompetence of it all. The woman stood in line for hours at a medical center to be tested for COVID-19. She waited so long without being seen that she finally left. The next day, she received a notification from the center saying she had tested positive for “Coronavirus.” She explained that she was never even tested but left because of the long wait period. The facility apologized and said they would remove their names from the list of “positive” cases. 

Did the testing center remove her name from their statistics? Maybe. Maybe not. Her name should not have been on the list to begin with! How did it get there? It’s as if the doctors drew her name from a hat and placed it on the “positive” cases list. How many other healthy people’s names have been included in the Coronahoax data? 

Also, how many dead people have been included in the erroneous tally? In one case, the family of a Tennessee woman who had died seven months prior, and weeks before the first “Coronavirus” cases in her area, received a letter telling her she had tested positive and that she should self-isolate for ten days. The deceased woman’s son remarked: “I’m just having a hard time understanding how they can say someone has COVID-19 when they are not even alive.” Indeed. 

But wait, there’s more! Not only have normally deceased individuals been counted as “victims” in the Coronahoax, but homicide and suicide victims have been, too! In Washington, seven names were scratched from their death toll after being exposed as homicide and suicide victims. In New York, a man listed on the front page of The New York Times as having died from the China plague had actually been murdered. In Florida, a man who died in a motorcycle accident was initially listed as having died from COVID-19. Also in Florida, a murder victim was listed as dying from “Coronavirus.” 

One wonders how many other fatalities attributed to “Coronavirus” actually had nothing whatsoever to do with the plague or any other illness. Perhaps, in our frenzy to attribute everything “Coronavirus,” we should list George Floyd’s death a “Coronavirus” fatality and drop the charges against the innocent officers. After all, apart from being hopped up on lethal doses of fentanyl and other narcotics, the career criminal Floyd really did have COVID-19.  

And what of the people who had other illnesses that exhibit similar symptoms to “Coronavirus,” but were wrongly told they had the feared COVID-19? Though the Soros-sponsored “fact-checkers” have tried to debunk the idea that doctors are confusing diseases, the fact is we absolutely know of cases where patients were misdiagnosed as having “Coronavirus,” but, after additional testing, realized they actually had something different. One Illinois man suffering from respiratory issues was tested by doctors four separate times for the China plague, receiving a negative result each time. The continued attempt to find “Coronavirus” where there was none frustrated the man’s family. Eventually, doctors got around to testing for other illnesses, discovering that the man actually had Legionnaires’ disease and not the dreaded “Coronavirus.” 

Speaking of “other illnesses,” what happened to the flu and pneumonia this year? Numerous sources have reported that a record low number of people have contracted flu this year. The New York Post, for example, noted the “unprecedented drop” in other illnesses: 

“Canada’s flu surveillance system also reported “exceptionally low levels” of influenza in a recent report, as did other countries that report weekly flu surveillance statistics including the UK and Australia. 

“In its most recent weekly report, South Korea’s infectious disease portal reported an 83 percent decrease in cases from the same period a year earlier. . . . 

“In China, new cases of mumps dropped by around 70 percent and measles by over 90 percent since the lockdown. 

“There was an average of around 7,500 gonorrhea cases reported per month since the lockdown, down from 12,100 a month in 2019. 

“Hepatitis, which last year infected some 1.2 million Chinese people according to the reporting system, was down by over 20 percent in the same period.” 

The Guardian similarly reported

“Many countries in the southern half of the globe have instead experienced either record low levels of flu or none at all. . . . 

“General practitioners in New Zealand have not detected a single influenza case since they started screening patients in June, health data shows.” 

Contrary to the yarn the “medical experts” spin to explain this strange phenomenon, I have a simpler explanation: Cases of flu and other illnesses are being added to the “Coronavirus” tally. This is not conspiracy theory. Dr. Deborah Brix, a member of the White House Coronahoax response team, outright said that they would combine all the data together and list fatalities as “COVID-19” if such was present, regardless of the actual cause of death. She then added that “Coronavirus” victims who die of preexisting conditions would be “a small number.” As we discussed above, the truth is the exact opposite: 94% of so-called “Coronavirus” fatalities had preexisting conditions and underlying health challenges! How many times can the medical “experts” be wrong and the gullible public still listen to them? 

Another point, of many that could be mentioned, is worth a moment of our time before we swing back around to the problem of forced lockdowns. In June, CNBC ran this headline: “WHO: Coronavirus patients who don’t show symptoms aren’t driving the spread of the virus.” The communist-controlled World Health Organization (WHO), which President Trump thankfully announced the United States will be leaving, noted that asymptomatic “Coronavirus” patients will not make the virus more difficult to contain. This is extraordinarily interesting considering that an estimated forty percent of all “Coronavirus” victims are asymptomatic (most of which probably don’t even have “COVID-19” to begin with). But then again, more recently, WHO has partially backtracked their previous statement. WHO should we believe? This is only one more in a long line of lies and failures.

I should not be so harsh on the medical community. Thousands of doctors and researchers have come out to denounce the Coronahoax. In Germany alone, nearly 1,000 doctors have come out in protest against the official narrative. Scores of doctors in the United States and other countries have likewise risked character assassination and being fired for refuting the absurdity of the psy-op. Yet, the controlled media tells us the science is settled, censors legitimate information about the non-threat of COVID-19, tells us we should all live in terror, and urges us to give up our rights and let a small Elite rule our lives – to “protect” us, of course.

The more information that comes out and the more testing that is conducted, the lower the mortality rate drops and the more we know we’ve been lied to. What should be abundantly obvious is that the bulk of “Coronavirus” fatalities is actually the number of people who died from any cause while they allegedly had COVID-19. Let me repeat that: People who died from any cause while also supposedly having COVID-19 have been duplicitously added to the supposed “Coronavirus” death toll. Coupled with the knowledge of how ineffective and outright fraudulent the testing data is, this information should be enough to turn even the most ardent believer into a fiery skeptic.  

Despite the reality that “Coronavirus” is not a threat to society any more than the common cold or seasonal flu, and despite all the experts’ warnings that millions would die not coming true, power-hungry politicians from Gov. Gavin Newsom in California to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in Michigan to Gov. Gary Herbert in Utah, have granted themselves draconian emergency powers, totally disregarding and trampling on the U.S. Constitution, rule of law, and our God-given rights. Republican and Democratic governors alike teamed up to use their self-granted dictatorial powers to destroy the lives, livelihoods, property, and rights of their citizens – all in the name of “public safety.” 

In many places, governments arbitrarily decided they had the power to keep you under de facto house arrest and penalize you if you dared exercise your right to go out in public, work, or breathe fresh air. In some localities, as in many nations, people needed, and still need, permission to leave their homes, go the grocery store, work, take their kids to the play in the park, walk their dog, attend church, go to love ones’ funerals, travel, hike in nature, host BBQs, or do any of the things they have always done and have a right to do. These dictatorial mandates are often enforced by police patrols, checkpoints, fines, and jail time. At many of these checkpoints, medical personnel or officers compel you to get your temperature checked or otherwise get tested for “Coronavirus.” Heaven forbid you’re running a slight fever when you encounter these medical Stasi units

Those who catch “Coronavirus” and are detected by officialdom are often forced into quarantine and denied their rights – the right to Liberty and the right to pursue happiness, to name only two. With my own eyes, I watched an old lady taken from a taxi at a checkpoint and forced to undergo a battery of tests and interrogations because she had a high temperature. What crime had she committed? Who did she hurt? Whose rights had she violated? What justification was there at all for police to either take her temperature, force her out of a taxi, a treat her like a criminal? Of course, no rational person believes government has the power to pry into our private lives and penalize us for being sick. 

Does government ever have the authority to force innocent and peaceable people to stay in their homes, to prevent them from working, to arrest them for walking in the woods, to prevent them from buying and selling, or to get tested for an illness against their will? What part of the Constitution delegates this invasive authority to government? Article 1? 2? 3? Which part of that document, which is the supreme law of the land that supersedes even local and state law, authorizes these police state tactics? 

When and where did the American People delegate authority to shut down peoples’ businesses and lives? Did we delegate it during the War for Independence? Did we delegate it upon the creation of the United States or adoption of the Constitution? Do the American People even have such authority to grant to their representatives? 

Let’s ask and answer another question that is even more foundational and which will perhaps answer our other questions. Question: Where does government gets its power? Answer: All governments ultimately get their power from the People

Governments rule by the consent of the governed. Every ounce of power government rightfully has it has to get as an endowment from individuals. Governments do not inherently possess one iota of authority over people’s lives except that which is granted to them. Every power delegated to government can be revoked when government oversteps its bounds. 

If it’s true that government gets its authority from you and, therefore, can only do what you have the authority to do, let’s couch our queries in a different manner. Do you have the right, power, and authority to force your neighbor to stay inside his home? Do you have the right, power, and authority to prevent your neighbor from working and earning a living? Do you have the right, power, and authority to arrest your neighbor for walking in nature or playing in a park without wearing a mask over his face? Do you have the right, power, and authority to prevent your neighbor from traveling? Do you have the right, power, and authority to force your neighbor to be vaccinated? By the same token, does your neighbor across the street have the right, power, and authority to force you to take a vaccine, wear a mask, stay in your home, not go for a walk in the park, or prevent you from working to feed your family? This line of questioning could continue indefinitely, but you get the gist. 

I declare to you, dear reader, that it is strictly immoral and wrong for government to force people to do anything that you, the individual, do not have authority over. I proclaim that it is immoral and dangerous for government to exercise any authority not expressly delegated in the Constitution. I hold that it is immoral and repugnant to conscience, rule of law, and natural law, for government to impair the right of the individual to earn a living, travel, recreate in nature, buy and sell goods, or otherwise live their lives peaceably as they see fit.

Let’s be clear, the traitors in government know full well that they have no authority to lock down society, force everyone to wear masks, prevent people from working, and so forth. Therefore, they’ve engaged in a massive fearmongering campaign to convince people to shut up and go along with their usurpations and tyranny. Above, I quoted Vittorio Sgarbi who said the controlled media was trying to “impose a dictatorship of consent” with their 24/7 hysteria. The purpose of the scaremongering is to terrify people into willingly giving up their rights in the name of “public safety.” 

Benjamin Franklin had something to say to people who would so pathetically surrender their rights for so-called safety. He declared: 

“They who can give up essential Liberty to obtain a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety” (Benjamin Franklin, the Pennsylvania Assembly Reply to the Governor, November 11, 1755). 

Dear reader, my essential Liberty trumps your desire to feel “safe.” My rights are more important than your feelings. My Freedom is more important than your fear. If you are prepared to give up that which is most precious, your God-given agency, then you don’t deserve safety and security! Only by clinging tenaciously to your rights can you ultimately be secure in other aspects. 

Samuel Adams, the Father of the American Revolution, affirmed Dr. Franklin’s thesis and added a helpful explanation: 

“When men enter into society, it is by voluntary consent. . . . 

“Every natural right not expressly given up, or, from the nature of a social compact, necessarily ceded, remains. . . . 

“The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule. . . . 

“In short, it is the greatest absurdity to suppose it in the power of one, or any number of men, at the entering into society, to renounce their essential natural rights, or the means of preserving those rights; when the grand end of civil government, from the very nature of its institution, is for the support, protection, and defence of those very rights; the principal of which, as is before observed, are Life, Liberty, and Property. If men, through fear, fraud, or mistake, should in terms renounce or give up any essential natural right, the eternal law of reason and the grand end of society would absolutely vacate such renunciation. The right to freedom being the gift of God Almighty, it is not in the power of man to alienate this gift and voluntarily become a slave” (Samuel Adams, “The Rights of the Colonists,” November 20, 1772). 

As noted, it is by “voluntary consent” that the individual delegates certain powers to government and agrees to be under its jurisdiction. He only grants a limited number of powers which are, in our case, enumerated very specifically in the federal Constitution. He does not forfeit these powers, however. They are his by nature and by right. But he can delegate them for specific purposes, such as providing for the “common defence” of the whole people, as the Preamble to the Constitution states. 

At the end of the day, it is not in the power of the individual to give up his rights, whether through “fear, fraud, or mistake,” since they are endowments from “God Almighty.” By logical extension, it is not in the power of government to strip anyone of his rights unless that person has forfeited them by maliciously infringing upon the rights of other people. But a peaceable citizen cannot justly be infringed upon by government because, just as a servant has no power over his master and as an employee has no power over his employer, government has no power over the individual except that which the individual consents to. We simply have no power to make ourselves voluntary slaves and government, which gets its power from us, certainly has no power to enslave us. 

I emphasize the last line. Just as we have no power to make ourselves slaves, we cannot give government, the governor, the sheriff, the city council, or the mob, authority to enslave other people on our behalf. Police cannot arrest Mr. Smith for walking down the street with no mask on because you and I have no power to do so. The governor cannot penalize a barber for opening his shop and cutting people’s hair because you and I have no authority to force him to close down. The president, Congress, and courts, have no authority to force our next-door neighbor to get vaccinated because you and I do not have the authority to go over to his house and forcibly inject him with anything. 

Again, your feelings don’t matter; they hold no legal bearing on anything. Your craving for “safety” is irrelevant and does not empower police to control other people’s lives. Your fear over an invisible virus is immaterial, not to mention idiotic. You simply cannot force me to go into lockdown mode whenever you feel insecure, just as I cannot force you into house arrest whenever I deem it necessary. We’re living in a society – a society by voluntary consent; a society sworn to protect the rights of the individual; a society governed not by fear or emergency dictate, but by rule of law and the legislative process. 

The ongoing lockdown is blatantly immoral. It is evil. It is part of a global agenda concocted by our enemies to wreck the economy, create division, expand the size and role of government, establish a precedent that government can dictate to us and sidestep the Constitution whenever there is a crisis, and to strip us of our rights as freemen. The fearmongering and usurpations must end! The emergency orders, both federal and state, must end! The police state oppression of those doing nothing but living their lives as they always have, must cease immediately! 

You, the individual, have no right to dictate to me and my family how we will live. Unless we are violating your rights, you have no control over us. Period. And because you have no power over us, you cannot delegate that power to your mayor, city council, county sheriff, state legislator, judge, governor, congressman, senator, or the president. The Constitution also does not authorize any such powers to be used against peaceable individuals. Government simply has no right to shut down your business, prevent you from buying or selling your goods, prevent you from traveling as you wish, stop you from walking in the woods or playing in the park, force you to wear a mask or to take a vaccine, force you to endure checkpoints which violate the Fourth and Fifth Amendments, or any of things that have become commonplace during the Coronahoax. 

I end with a personal account that brings the absurdity of lockdowns into focus. As my readers know, my wife and little daughter are Panamanian and I’ve been temporarily down in Panama. Last Sunday, I was near my house – less than 100 yards as the crow flies – letting my dog do his business. A police car rolled up, passing a street party where about twenty other people were drinking and dancing, and took me to the police station. I was cited for violating the local quarantine (which is only operative on Sundays), and ordered to pay a small fine or else “there will be problems for you,” as the snobbish judge said. 

In the aftermath, my wife and I went into the county assessor and explained the partiality and absurdity of the situation. He was a nice man. He called in the judge who had acted so haughty the previous Sunday. The difference in her demeanor was striking. In this encounter, she was nervous and sheepish. When confronted, she attempted to lie about the street party, ultimately producing no evidence that the police ever did anything about it. Because the edict was indeed subjective and lacked the impartiality that must accompany any just law, the assessor canceled the fine in front of the judge and she left in shame.

I ask you, what just and moral law did I violate? I violated no real law. I did violate, if walking a dog next to your home can constitute a crime, an arbitrary edict that never went through the legislative process, was never ratified by the population, and which, obviously, is enforced at random. The selectivity and hypocrisy of such restrictions is blatantly apparent. Hence the reason my fine was canceled by a good man in a position of trust.

All legitimate laws are enforced equally. All just laws do not violate the rights of the individual. All real laws go through a process of ratification by the People or their representatives. Dictators and despots rule by edict; moral governments do not. Whether in the United States, Panama, Russia, France, or Saudi Arabia, no government has the just authority to harass peaceable people, essentially kidnapping them and blackmailing them for money in the name of “public safety.” 

It’s time for society to wake up and realize we’ve been lied to and tyrannized, and that our compliance has cost us a great deal. It’s time to admit that the “pandemic” is a false-flag assault – a global psy-op. The Coronahoax has been used to destroy the world’s economy, expand governmental power, whip people up into a panic, and strangle the life out of what few rights we had left. There have been some deviously orchestrated psy-ops in the past century, but the Coronahoax perhaps takes the cake. Everything about it a lie. 

I call upon you to reject the diabolical deception and use your voice, while you still can, to denounce the Establishment’s machinations. Point out their lies forcefully and coherently. Expose the anti-Freedom agenda behind them. Shake off your fear and man up. You either succumb to the fearmongering and submit to the totalitarian suggestions put forward to alleviate it, or you choose to live and to be accountable for your own health, life, and livelihood. 

The top-down, forced lockdowns happening, even now at this time when we know how fraudulent the “Coronavirus” narrative is, are immoral in every sense of the word. They must end. Choose Freedom over fear. Throw out of office any would-be-tyrant who thinks they have authority over your life merely because there’s a crisis (in this case, a fake crisis). Long Live Liberty. Sic Semper Tyrannis.

Zack Strong, 

October 25, 2020 

Five Facts About the Communist Conspiracy You Should Know

On October 25, 1917, communist radicals forcibly overthrew the Russian provisional government, declaring itself the sovereign power over that great empire. Led by the mass-murderer Vladimir Lenin, and backed with millions of dollars in aid from international bankers and Western socialists in high places, the Bolsheviks embarked on a years-long campaign of rapine, plunder, torture, and murder which left the population of Russia spiritually, culturally, economically broken and in chains. Far from being a singular phenomenon that came and went, the communist revolution grew to become the dominant factor in world politics. Today, we discuss five important points about this monstrous conspiracy that everyone should know. 

1. Communism is not dead. For many years, the Establishment press told us that “communism is dead,” the Soviet Union “collapsed,” and the West “won the Cold War.” Each allegation is not only false, but maliciously so. Though it may shock you to learn, communism is not dead, the Soviet Union faked its “collapse” in order to lull the West into complacency, and the West is on the verge of defeat in the ongoing war initiated by the communists against Freedom so many years ago. 

I’m puzzled how any informed person can claim that communism is “dead” when Red China, North Korea, Venezuela, Cuba, and several other states, have not even pretended to give up communism. How can 1/7 of the world’s population, some 1.5 billion human beings, sit enslaved under brutal, avowed communist regimes and yet communism be “dead”? Let’s focus on China momentarily. If you bother to read the Red Chinese constitution, you’ll find that they not only still profess communism in 2020, but have criminalized any other political philosophy. The Chinese constitution, updated in November 2019, states up front in its Preamble: 

“Both the victory in China’s New Democratic Revolution and the successes in its socialist cause have been achieved by the Chinese people of all ethnic groups under the leadership of the Communist Party of China and the guidance of Marxism-Leninism and Mao Zedong Thought . . . Our country will long remain in the primary stage of socialism. The fundamental task for our country is to concentrate on achieving socialist modernization along the road of socialism with Chinese characteristics. We the Chinese people of all ethnic groups will continue, under the leadership of the Communist Party of China and the guidance of Marxism-Leninism, Mao Zedong Thought, Deng Xiaoping Theory, the Theory of Three Represents, the Scientific Outlook on Development and Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, to uphold the people’s democratic dictatorship, stay on the socialist road, carry out reform and opening up, steadily improve the socialist institutions, develop the socialist market economy and socialist democracy, improve socialist rule of law, apply the new development philosophy, and work hard in a spirit of self-reliance to modernize step by step the country’s industry, agriculture, national defense, and science and technology and promote coordinated material, political, cultural-ethical, social and ecological advancement, in order to build China into a great modern socialist country that is prosperous, strong, democratic, culturally advanced, harmonious and beautiful, and realize the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.” 

Let’s do a counting game. How many times were the words “Marxism-Leninism,” “communism,” “socialism,” and their variations, mentioned in this single paragraph? The answer is fifteen. And that’s not counting other similar terms such as “Mao Zedong Thought” and “democratic dictatorship.” Ladies and gentlemen, far from abandoning its communist roots, the Red Chinese state has doubled down and confirmed that they are not only led by the Communist Party and its philosophy of “Marxism-Leninism,” but by the modernized version of “Thought on Socialism” promoted by the current Chinese dictator-for-life Xi Jinping. Clearly, Red China is, and plans to remain, communist

What about Russia? Most people have bought into the claptrap that the Soviet regime “collapsed,” embraced Glasnost (openness) and Perestroika (restructuring), and adopted a somewhat Western-style system of government and economics. The problems with this bogus theory are too many to mention here. However, I appeal to the Soviet dictator at the time Glasnost and Perestroika were instituted, Mikhail Gorbachev, for his government’s true intentions. In his book Perestroika, Gorbachev bluntly admitted that the entire thing was a ruse: 

“There are different interpretations of perestroika in the West, including the United States. There is the view that it has been necessitated by the disastrous state of the Soviet economy and that it signifies disenchantment with socialism and a crisis for its ideals and ultimate goals. Nothing could be further from the truth than such interpretations. . . . 

“. . . [Perestroika] has to a far greater extent been prompted by an awareness that the potential of socialism had been underutilized. . . . 

“The works of Lenin and his ideals of socialism remained for us an inexhaustible source of dialectical creative thought, theoretical wealth and political sagacity. His very image is an undying example of lofty moral strength, all-round spiritual culture and selfless devotion to the cause of the people and to socialism. Lenin lives on in the minds and hearts of millions of people. . . . 

“Turning to Lenin has greatly stimulated the Party and society in their search to find explanations and answers to the questions that have arisen. . . . 

“The essence of perestroika lies in the fact that it unites socialism with democracy and revives the Leninist concept of socialist construction both in theory and in practice. Such is the essence of perestroika. . . . 

“Perestroika is closely connected with socialism as a system. . . . 

“Does perestroika mean that we are giving up socialism or at least some of its foundations? Some ask this question with hope, others with misgiving. . . . 

“To put an end to all the rumors and speculations that abound in the West about this, I would like to point out once again that we are conducting all our reforms in accordance with the socialist choice. We are looking within socialism, rather than outside it, for the answers to all the questions that arise. We assess our successes and errors alike by socialist standards. Those who hope that we shall move away from the socialist path will be greatly disappointed. Every part of our program of perestroika—and the program as a whole, for that matter—is fully based on the principle of more socialism and more democracy” (Gorbachev, Perestroika: New Thinking for Our Country and the World, 10, 25, 35-36). 

I believe that’s “case closed.” Anyone who thinks Perestroika meant Russia and her satellite states abandoning socialism has been deliberately deceived and “will be greatly disappointed.” Truthfully, the so-called “reforms” introduced by the Soviet state are “based on the principle of more socialism.” And not just run-of-the-mill socialism, but Leninism!  

What precisely is Leninism and how does it differ from socialism/communism? I contend that the differences are negligible. However, Lenin did add a certain character to the principles promoted by Karl Marx. Lenin taught that communism must resort to violent revolution to claim and maintain power. Yes, Lenin also promoted secrecy, subversion, and gradualism, when they were warranted, such as when he proposed that “state capitalism” should be introduced in the United States to soften us up for full communism, but, ultimately, he said that communism could only rule through violence and that the ideal communist state must rise from the ashes of a torched society. 

Lenin was an exceedingly cruel and heartless individual with an ideology to match. The Cossack author Nicholas Feodoroff, described Lenin and his malevolent movement as follows: 

“Lenin became fanatical in his ideology through his revolutionary acts. His psychological imprisonment increased with the progress of syphilis into the third stage – a sickness that makes a human a monster. 

“A monster has no morals: his predominant character is possession and destruction. A monster is never satisfied, he wants more and more. Therefore, there are no limits to his monstrous desires. It destroys everything that stands in his way. That was Lenin’s condition during his reign – during his syphilitic third stage of illness. Lenin promised “equality” in all fields of life – “equality and brotherhood”. The people would be masters of their land, there will be plenty of everything and rivers would flow with milk and honey. 

“There was some truth to this. Equality was achieved when the rich and poor were equally massacred, raped, killed, put in concentration camps and given 6ft of land as a grave. That was Soviet-Communist “equality”, the rivers were truly flowing not with milk and honey but with the blood of 70,000,000 people” (Feodoroff, Soviet Communists and Russian History: A Frame in Time, 3). 

Lenin took sick pleasure in the suffering of other people – especially when he caused their suffering or when he considered them class enemies. Fellow socialist Bertrand Russell visited Lenin in Moscow in 1920. Russell recounted the chilling moment when the Soviet psychopath laughed while telling him how his policies had caused the peasants to slaughter one another: “When I put a question to him about socialism in agriculture, he explained with glee how he had incited the poorer peasants against the richer ones, ‘and they soon hanged them from the nearest tree – ha! ha! ha!’ His guffaw at the thought of those massacred made my blood run cold” (Richard Pipes, A Concise History of the Russian Revolution, 209). 

Yes, Lenin routinely laughed at the suffering of others and once gloated that his inhuman policies led to mass starvation and cannibalism in Russia. In March of 1922, Lenin told his co-conspirators in the regime: 

“With the help of all those starving people who are starting to eat each other, who are dying by the millions, and whose bodies litter the roadside all over the country, it is now and only now that we can – and therefore must – confiscate all church property with all the ruthless energy we can still muster . . . this is the moment . . . to act without any mercy at all, with the sort of brutality that they will remember for decades . . . The more representatives from the reactionary clergy and the recalcitrant bourgeoisie we shoot, the better it will be for us. We must teach these people a lesson as quickly as possible, so that the thought of protesting again doesn’t occur to them for decades to come” (Stephane Courtois, et al., The Black Book of Communism, 124-126). 

This is only one of many such statements encouraging terror and violence made by this cruel, demon-possessed radical. Leninism was the foundation of Soviet terror and all that has come from it in the past century. 

For Gorbachev to announce, then, that the new “open” and “restructured” Russia was going back to its Leninist roots was as stunning and overt an admission that communism was still alive and well as any he could have made. And, having lived in Russia for two years, I can attest that there is a great love for Lenin everywhere you look. In every city, statues of the madman tower above you. Most Russians who sheepishly distance themselves from Joseph Stalin, nevertheless adore Stalin’s mentor and greatest influence – Lenin. Whether the people know it or not, Russia is following the course marked out by Lenin in 1917. 

Today, Russia is ruled by Vladimir Putin, a “former” KGB agent who touts himself as anti-globalist and pro-Christian. A massive cult of personality favoring Putin has arisen in the West. I’ve heard repeatedly from so-called “conservatives” that Putin is a Christian, that he stands for traditional values, that he has driven the old Soviet oligarchs out of his country, that he is a harbinger of peace, and that he has no designs whatsoever outside of Russia. Each point is incorrect. 

Putin puts on a big show about being Christian, but, in reality, he’s merely posturing in order to gain support both domestically and in the gullible West. The Russian Orthodox Church, as presently constituted, was created personally by Joseph Stalin during World War II in order to whip up patriotism among the oppressed Russian populace. However, Stalin hand-picked the priests who led the church. Naturally, he picked men from his infamous intelligence services – men whose loyalty ran to Stalin personally and to the Soviet state. The hype about religious revival in Russia, then, is just that – hype. Putin, an adulterer, is simply following the example of Stalin in fusing the Russian Orthodox Church with the Russian state in order to stir up patriotism. 

Relentlessly, Putin has silenced his critics – often using assassination and imprisonment to shackle his growing opposition. This is no surprise when you consider that Putin presided over the false-flag terror bombings perpetrated by his own intelligence agency, the FSB (the successor to the KGB), against Russian subjects in 1999. These bombings were used as a pretext by Putin to launch war against Chechnya. The heavy response to the supposed terror attacks catapulted Putin to fame. His financial backers, the oligarchs mentioned above, also ensured him his position as president of the Russian Federation. The fact that he has since assassinated or exiled several of these same oligarchs should not be misconstrued as a rebellion against the old corruption of the communist state, but as evidence of business as usual. 

Russia is quickly expanding its malign influence throughout the world. She is moving into the Middle East at an alarming rate, making alliances with states like Turkey and Iran, building bases in Syria, establishing ties in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia, and generally consolidating a strong position in this geopolitical hot spot. Russian nuclear bombers landed, uninvited, on a Venezuelan island to challenge President Trump’s pressure on the failed Latin state. Russia and China have reenergized their relationship and are coordinating their plans against the West in the Arctic and in many strategic theaters. 

Furthermore, Russian jets violate American and NATO airspace at or beyond Cold War levels. In recent years, Putin has ordered Russian military buildup into overdrive with the updating of old supplies, the cranking out of new generation weaponry, and the development of missile tech that, at least on paper, surpasses anything the West has it its arsenals. And, as they have always done, Russia continues to brazenly threaten NATO and individual nations from Denmark to the United States with nuclear war, leading one Pentagon analyst to remark: “Threatening people with nuclear weapons is Russia’s national sport.” 

This massive buildup and increased aggression throughout the globe have happened under KGB agent Putin’s orders and leadership. The fact that this charismatic communist, who publicly pines for the old Soviet glory days, sits on the Russian throne should confirm that Russia’s international aggression will only continue and that communism is not dead. 

Again, I repeat: The “fall” of the Soviet Union was political theater. It was a ruse, a sham, a lie. Its purpose was to fool the West into thinking that the communist threat had ended. In the absence of this threat, it was believed that the West – the United States specifically – would disarm and become complacent as the communists prepared their final assault on the West. And so we have, leaving ourselves wide open to the communist threat. 

I end this crucial section with three quotes that bolster much of the information I have presented. British author Christopher Story observed: 

“Given that the ‘collapse of Communism’ was orchestrated by Soviet intelligence, with extensive clandestine financial engineering assistance from the West, it follows that the Communist dimension of the World Revolution dialectic, including its drug-trafficking and organised criminal operations, have remained not just intact, but hugely invigorated by the predicted realisation that the West has remained fast asleep while this strategic deception proceeds in accordance with the Soviet revolutionary blueprint initially formulated by the Comintern in 1928 and upgraded after the death of Stalin” (Story, The New Underworld Order, 87). 

The former Russian intelligence operative, Sergei Tretyakov, said in 2007: 

“I want to warn America as a people, you are very naïve about Russia and its intentions. You believe because the Soviet Union no longer exists, Russia now is your friend. It isn’t, and I can show you how the SVR [Russian intelligence agency] is trying to destroy the U.S. even today and even more than the KGB did during the Cold War” (Cliff Kincaid, Red Jihad, 95). 

Finally, the Soviet politician Dmitri Z. Manuilski, made this revealing statement in the 1930s. His timeline was slightly off, probably owing to the chaos of the Second World War, but the plan he outlined is still in motion: 

“War to the hilt between communism and capitalism is inevitable. Today, of course, we are not strong enough to attack. Our time will come in thirty or forty years. To win, we shall need the element of surprise. The bourgeoisie will have to be put to sleep. So we shall begin by launching the most spectacular and unheard of concessions. The capitalist countries, stupid and decadent, will rejoice to cooperate in their own destruction. They will leap at another chance to be friends. As soon as their guard is down, we shall smash them with our clenched fist” (David Balmforth, America’s Coming Crisis, 131-132). 

War to the hilt with the communist menace, represented chiefly by Putin’s Russia and Red China, is still inevitable. It is inevitable because they want it, even if we do not. We will lose that eventual war unless we realize that the enemy is in fact the enemy, that he hates us and wants to destroy us, that communism is not dead, and that what we are experiencing today is the endgame in a centuries-old plot to subjugate mankind. 

2020 has provided even the most asleep American sufficient evidence that the communists have infiltrated our nation and are pushing headlong for civil war at the hands of Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and other radicals led by communist provocateurs following the old script. The newest revelations on the alleged Trump-Russia “collusion” hoax have likewise taught us that the entire sham was concocted in Moscow using Russian sources, including a known spy, and funded in part with money from Putin-linked Russian oligarchs. No, communism is not dead! And until we realize that ominous fact and focus our sights on shutting down communists at home and abroad, by whatever means necessary, we will never win in this life-and-death struggle for the soul of our country. 

2. Communism is socialism and socialism is communism. Frequently, you find people – especially of a leftist bent – who swear up and down that socialism and communism are polar opposites. Bernie Sanders, for instance, insists that his Democratic Socialism is not communism. This is an insidious lie. Socialism and communism sprang forth from the same minds and the same secret societies. They both work towards the same goal, use similar rhetoric, apply similar tactics, and produce identical results. After the myth that “communism is dead,” perhaps the conspiracy’s greatest deception has been to make people believe that socialism is not communism. 

The great patriot Ezra Taft Benson explained the non-difference between the two ideologies in his book The Red Carpet – Socialism, the Royal Road to Communism

“It is high time we realized the dangerous threat to America of creeping socialism as the ruthless comrade to atheistic communism. 

“It is high time that we recognize creeping socialism for what it really is – a Red Carpet providing a royal road to communism. . . . 

“This is a most important lesson for all of us to learn, namely, that the communists use the socialists to pave the way for them wherever possible. This is why communists and socialists are often found supporting each other, collaborating together and fighting for the same goals. 

“The paramount issue today is freedom against creeping socialism. . . . 

“. . . the worst thing that can happen to a socialist is to have himself openly identified with the work of the communists who are generally feared and despised. . . . 

“We must ever keep in mind that collectivized socialism is part of the communist strategy. Communism is fundamentally socialism. We will never win our fight against communism by making concessions to socialism. Communism and socialism, closely related, must be defeated on principle” (Benson, The Red Carpet: Socialism – the Royal Road to Communism, 65, 69, 75). 

Socialism is communism with a smiley face. Both it and communism are two wings of the same bird of prey. They jointly seek domination of your pocketbook and wish to dictate how you should live and even what you should think. However, communism often violently kicks in your door, drags you into the street, and shoots you in the nape of the neck whereas socialism destroys your life through largely “legal” means. The final result of both systems, though, is the same – the wholesale destruction of Faith, Families, and Freedom and the creation of a ruling clique of gangsters with a monopoly on state power. 

As cited above, the Red Chinese constitution appeals frequently to socialism and declares the goal of the Chinese Communist Party to be to perfect socialism. Also as cited earlier, Soviet dictator Mikhail Gorbachev said that Soviet Russia’s so-called “reforms” were only a means to institute more socialism. Famed French philosopher Frederic Bastiat wrote in his classic book The Law, that socialism and communism come from the same source and are merely different stages of the same thing – similar to how a disease manifests itself by different symptoms in different stages but is part of the same malady. 

As manifestations of the Red Plague, communists and socialists both desire a state monopoly over the whole people. Bastiat described their system of state domination as one of plunder. He explained that “legal plunder is more visible in communism because it is complete plunder.” However, he quickly noted that socialists also love plunder, only legalized plunder. Therein lies the only real difference, if it can be called a difference, between socialism and communism: 

“Socialists desire to practice legal plunder, not illegal plunder. Socialists, like all other monopolists, desire to make the law their own weapon. And when once the law is on the side of socialism, how can it be used against socialism?” 

Some of my fellow conspiracy researchers believe that there is a vast difference between Western-based Fabian Socialists and the Eastern communists. This is fantasy. It was a group of disciples of Karl Marx who founded Fabian Socialism. Indeed, Marx himself founded the Socialist International. The Fabians believed wholeheartedly in The Communist Manifesto. The only difference between them and the more violent communists of the East is that the Fabians implemented a strategy of gradualism. Their society’s symbol was and is, in fact, a wolf in sheep’s clothing! But a wolf in sheep’s clothing is still a wolf. 

The speed at which programs and principles are implemented does not take one iota away from them. It does not alter their substance, nature, or intention whatsoever. The ideology is the same regardless of whether you put it into effect through revolution, through gradual usurpation and subversion, or through legal means. 

Truthfully, Fabianism is socialism. It is also Marxism. Communism is socialism as well as Marxism. Both went through Karl Marx and the shady group, the League of the Just, who hired him to write The Communist Manifesto (more on this League in point 5 below). Fabians aided the Bolsheviks in their 1917 putsch in Russia. Lenin’s communists could not have done it without them. Communists have also massively advanced the subversion process in the United States through their Soviet moles, spy programs, and cultural programs. The Fabians could not have pulled off their takeover of America without the Moscow-led communists serving as foot soldiers. 

And on it goes, with the Fabians and communists marching hand-in-hand toward Marxist utopia. As the eminent statesmen J. Reuben Clark, Jr., observed, communism and socialism are “two peas in a pod in their ultimate effect upon our liberties” (Ezra Taft Benson, “Righteousness Exalteth a Nation,” General Conference, April, 1963). They both practice plunder. They both steal your livelihood. They both strip you of your Liberty and, thus, your dignity and drive. They both enlarge the state, turning it into a bulging monopoly (a communist monopoly rules at the point of a gun while a socialist monopoly rules by “legal” taxation, which is enforced at the point of a gun). And they both work for the same goal of global government based upon socialistic/communist principles. 

The last point I’ll make in this section is that names mean very little to these global conspirators. They routinely change names in order to mask their conspiratorial moves. They hide behind labels to conceal their true intentions. However, sometimes their names reveal more to the careful observer than they were intended to. 

Lenin’s ravenous Bolshevik sect was actually called the Social Democratic Workers’ Party. Social, as in socialist. Democratic, as in the Marxist dictatorship of the proletariat. Remember, Red China also touted their version of “democracy” which actually promotes socialism and is managed by the Chinese Communist Party. The Communist Manifesto openly says that in order to implement communism, you first have to “win the battle for democracy.” This obsession with “democracy” is seen in the formal name of North Korea, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The Soviet Union, likewise, was actually called the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. 

All of these “democratic” and “socialist” states were, of course, brutal communist regimes, smashing the myth that socialism and communism are different animals. Both socialism and democracy are used by communists to pave the way to a communist state while deceiving outside observers as to their true nature. Both philosophies must be rejected by peoples desiring true Freedom.

Always remember that socialism is communism with a smiley face. Remember that socialism and communism both practice plunder and seek a monopoly of power over your life. Both socialism and communism inevitably lead to the same result – slavery. And both socialism and communism sprang from the same demented minds and have both aided one another in the greater goal of creating a world government ruled by them. 

3. Communism has killed more people than any other system or combination of systems in world history. The average person has been brainwashed by the controlled press to think that Adolf Hitler’s Germany was a uniquely evil phenomenon that plunged the world into war and perpetrated genocide against Jews and other hapless people. Not a word of it is true. 

Hitler was rabidly anti-communist and won election in Germany by denouncing Marxism. He even banned communism when he came to power, just like he banned Freemasonry, astrology, and the international bankers. Hitler preemptively invaded the Soviet Union in 1941 in order to stave off an impending Soviet invasion of all of Western Europe, and to thwart communism’s reign of terror once and for all. 

When Germany’s efforts to rid the world of communism sadly failed due to FDR’s Lend-Lease aid to Stalin, the communists and their Western socialist allies, both dominated by Jews (see point number 4), launched what is perhaps the largest smear campaign in world history, concocting atrocity propaganda and blaming Hitler and his nation for a “genocide” that, according to all hard evidence, forensics, and cross-examination of “witness” testimony, never happened. 

It is supremely ironic that the greatest mass-murderers in human history, the Soviets, blamed their anti-communist opponent who nearly defeated them in war for the very things they were guilty of a hundred times over – and the world believed it! This is a tactic called projection. The Marxist Establishment uses it to this day, such as when they blamed Donald Trump for “colluding” with Russia when in fact the evidence now positively demonstrates that they were the ones working with Russia and receiving dirty Moscow money to fund their lies. 

Whereas Germany allegedly killed 6 million Jews, a number which has been continually revised downward by the millions by Auschwitz historians, the Soviet Union killed between 40 and 70 million! Why is the Soviet-perpetrated holocaust not talked about? It dwarfed anything even alleged against Hitler. And what about the death toll in communist China? Through Mao’s Cultural Revolution, Great Leap Forward, and myriad persecutions that continue to this day with millions of human beings languishing in the Chinese GULAG, the Chinese Communist Party is responsible for slaughtering somewhere between 60 and 100 million people! The true number will never be known because the Chinese Communist Party stopped counting somewhere around 45 million. 

We can see that Soviet Russia and Red China alone have the blood of some 100-170 million people on their hands. And these are just the numbers from oppressions conducted within their own borders largely during peacetime. They do not reflect the millions killed during wars instigated by them, such as the Second World War, Korean War, Vietnam War, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the Soviet-sponsored uprisings in Cuba, Nicaragua, South Africa, China’s invasion of Tibet, and so forth. Nor does this toll take into consideration the many thousands of victims of “Muslim” terrorists trained by the KGB, the victims of the Soviet-created Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), or the victims of the Soviet-trained Iranian despots. And, further still, this staggering number does not account for the millions of lives ruined by the international drug trade which was and is largely controlled by Russia and China. 

It is no exaggeration to say that the communists have targeted, plundered, enslaved, raped, and murdered more of our fellow human beings than any other group. This is beyond dispute. To continue, then, to harp on Germany’s supposed crimes in light of the far more sadistic and widespread communist crimes is simple dishonesty. Communism is a system of unrivaled, unparalleled, unsurpassed terror, slaughter, rapine, plunder, and slavery. Its atrocities, carried on by an international clique of gangsters, are bloody, ghastly, and revolting to every normal person. 

To close, I cite but two horrid descriptions of Soviet atrocities to give you the picture of what our “experts” are covering up and trying to hide from you. As you read them, understand that tens of millions of such scenes of bestial torture and massacre could be recounted from Russia to Cuba to China to Korea to the Congo: 

“Christians were dragged from their beds, tortured and killed. Some were sliced to pieces, bit by bit, while others were branded with hot irons, their eyes poked out to induce unbearable pain. Others were placed in boxes with only their heads, hands and legs sticking out. Then hungry rats were placed in the boxes to gnaw upon their bodies. Some were nailed to the ceiling by their hands or by their feet and left hanging until they died of exhaustion . . . Others had hot lead poured in their mouths. Many were tied to horses and dragged through the streets of the city, while Jewish mobs attacked them with rocks and kicked them to death . . . Pregnant women were chained to trees and their babies cut out of their bodies” (Benton L. Bradberry, The Myth of German Villainy, 101). 

And the second horrifying description: 

“Several sources,” Govorukhin said, “tell how the Chekists in Kharkov placed victims in a row and nailed their hands to a table, cut around their wrists with a knife, poured boiling water over their hands and pulled the skin off. This was called pulling off the glove.” In other places, the victims’ head was placed on an anvil and slowly crushed with a steam hammer. Those due to undergo the same punishment the next day were forced to watch. 

“The eyes of church dignitaries were poked out, their tongues were cut off and they were buried alive. There were Checkists who used to cut open the stomachs of their victims, following which they pulled out a length of the small intestine and nailed it to a telegraph pole and, with a whip, forced the unlucky victim to run around the pole until the whole intestine had been unraveled and the victim died. The bishop of Voronezh was boiled alive in a big pot, after which the monks, with revolvers aimed at their heads, were forced to drink the soup. 

“Other Chekists crushed the heads of their victims with special head screws, or drilled them through with dental tools. The upper part of the skull was sawn off and the nearest in line was forced to eat the brains, following which the procedure would be repeated to the end of the line. The Chekists often arrested whole families and tortured the children before the eyes of their parents, and the wives before their husbands” (Bradberry, The Myth of German Villainy, 102-103). 

While the poppycock stories of Hitler’s men using Jewish skin to make lampshades and soap have been thoroughly debunked even by Jewish and Israeli historians, these Soviet atrocities stand as relics to man’s inhumanity to man and cannot be refuted. Nothing like communist savagery has ever existed. Communist atrocities are the truly unique atrocities we ought to use as the gold standard of barbarism. They stand alone in their own category and defy adequate description. The amount of suffering, anguish, pain, rage, and hate engendered by the communists in the lands they conquered has no equal in ancient or modern history. No equal. 

In my article “Unparalleled Evil,” I summarized my thoughts on communism in the following manner. These words will close this section as well: 

“Communism is mesmerizingly ruthless. It is almost unfathomably evil. If you can comprehend the evil that seethes in the Devil’s black heart, you can comprehend the malevolence that is communism. The orgy of death, violence, lies, immorality, and barbarism that engulfs this earth is Satan’s doing. But we must be conscious of the fact that Satan has no real power and of necessity operates through mortals. He certainly works through anyone who disobeys God’s laws, but to bring about his agenda of establishing a one-world government as a precursor to imposing a one-world religion controlled by him, he operates through hand-picked high priests who proselytize the Bolshevik faith. 

“It is against these communist crusaders that humanity must fight. It is they who lurk in the shadows and pull the strings. They are the lords of chaos. It is this cabal of conspirators who slaughtered over 60 million people in the Soviet Union and some 100 million in Red China. This band of subversives has cost millions of lives from the jungles of Vietnam to the deserts of Mexico to the sands of Syria to the plains of Europe. They have initiated wars, carried out false-flag terror attacks, assassinated dissidents, created the feminist and LGBT movements, fostered “green” environmentalist hysteria, promoted pornography, pushed drugs, depressed economies, demolished churches, wrecked homes, ruined the careers of innocent people, and deceived the globe as to who the real enemy is. 

“Satanic communism is strangling the life out of the world. The United States, the last bastion of resistance to the Red Plague devouring the nations, is witnessing the public advent of socialism. Bolshevik Bernie, Comrade Cortez, and the whole gaggle of traitors we currently see on the national scene are beginning to remove their masks and admit that they are – as many of us have been saying for years – socialists hell bent on destroying everything that made our Republic the greatest, most prosperous, most powerful in the world. . . . 

“Ladies and gentlemen, know these facts: Communism is treason. Communism is evil. Communism is Satanism. Communism is the enemy. Communism is the Devil’s tool to obliterate our Faith, Families, and Freedom. Communism is unequaled evil responsible for unparalleled, unsurpassed, unmatched, unprecedented, unrivaled destruction, death, and degradation. Finally, know that communism must die for America to survive!” 

4. Communism is dominated, financed, and led primarily by Jews. As taboo as it is to say, the forbidden fact is that communism is a predominantly Jewish movement. I immediately caution you, however, from claiming that communism is a “Jewish conspiracy.” Rather, it is a Satanic conspiracy. It is an occult cabal created by criminals to rule the world and subjugate mankind. The chief pushers of this minacious plot, however, were and are Jews. 

In February 1920, no less a person that Sir Winston Churchill wrote in his editorial “Zionism versus Bolshevism,” the following: 

“The adherents of this sinister confederacy are mostly men reared up among the unhappy populations of countries where Jews are persecuted on account of their race. Most, if not all, of them have forsaken the faith of their forefathers, and divorced from their minds all spiritual hopes of the next world. This movement among the Jews is not new. From the days of Spartacus-Weishaupt to those of Karl Marx, and down to Trotsky (Russia), Bela Kun (Hungary), Rosa Luxembourg (Germany), and Emma Goldman (United States), this world-wide conspiracy for the overthrow of civilization and for the reconstitution of society on the basis of arrested development, of envious malevolence, and impossible equality, has been steadily growing. It played, as a modern writer, Mrs. Webster, has so ably shown, a definitely recognizable part in the tragedy of the French Revolution. It has been the mainspring of every subversive movement during the Nineteenth Century; and now at last this band of extraordinary personalities from the underworld of the great cities of Europe and America have gripped the Russian people by the hair of their heads and have become practically the undisputed masters of that enormous empire. 

“There is no need to exaggerate the part played in the creation of Bolshevism and in the actual bringing about of the Russian Revolution, by these international and for the most part atheistical Jews, it is certainly a very great one; it probably outweighs all others. With the notable exception of Lenin, the majority of the leading figures are Jews. Moreover, the principal inspiration and driving power comes from the Jewish leaders . . . In the Soviet institutions the predominance of Jews is even more astonishing. And the prominent, if not indeed the principal, part in the system of terrorism applied by the Extraordinary Commissions for Combating Counter-Revolution has been taken by Jews, and in some notable cases by Jewesses. The same evil prominence was obtained by Jews in the brief period of terror during which Bela Kun ruled in Hungary. The same phenomenon has been presented in Germany (especially in Bavaria), so far as this madness has been allowed to prey upon the temporary prostration of the German people. Although in all these countries there are many non-Jews every whit as bad as the worst of the Jewish revolutionaries, the part played by the latter in proportion to their numbers in the population is astonishing.” 

Let me guess, you never read that in your school or university textbook! 

Churchill, who received most of his funding and political backing from powerful London-based Jews, was not “anti-Semitic.” In fact, he was rabidly pro-Zionism. His editorial simply provided a brief moment of sharp honesty, before he completely sold himself to a group known as The Focus, that wrenched back the mask on communism, revealing International Jewry as its primary backer. 

As Churchill noted, there were non-Jews in the movement. However, average Europeans and Americans took an obvious backseat to the Jews who drove the Red beast forward. These radical, embittered Jews were the ones who carried the communist standard, with essential funding from their tribesmen in the financial world. They created high finance, the Federal Reserve, and the Bank of International Settlements. They created the international press. They created Hollywood and the porn industry. They created big tech censorship. They created the flood of third-word immigration to Europe and America. They created family-destroying feminism. They created the Soviet behemoth. They promote terrorism, sow racial division, pit nations against each other, loot and degrade civilizations, and push oppression onto all who oppose them. Their central role in world communism has been nothing short of “astonishing.” 

“Bolshevism Without the Mask”

Mr. Churchill was wrong, though, when he said that Lenin was not Jewish. More recent scholarship suggests that in fact he was part-Jewish. We know he married a Jewish wife, spoke Yiddish in his home, and immediately upon seizing power in Russia enacted laws punishing so-called “anti-Semitism” (i.e. anti-communism) with death. Nearly all of his cohorts in the Soviet regime were Jewish or married to Jewesses. Stalin fell into the latter category. 

Very few of the communist revolutionaries were Russian. Rather, a horde of international Bolshevik Jews flooded into Russia in 1917 after the socialist Jew Alexander Kerensky, who came to head the provisional Russian government in February of that year, pardoned the Jews for their treason and crimes against the Imperial Russian state. Between 90,000 and 250,000 criminal exiles, including Lenin, Trotsky, and Stalin, and tens of thousands of Marxist Jews, returned to Russia. These formed the core of Lenin’s communist cadre. 

These radicals received substantial help from their Western socialist counterparts. The Jew Trotsky, for instance, had been in posh exile in New York. When he was pardoned, he quickly hopped on the ship the S.S. Kristianiafjord bound for Russia with nearly 300 other Marxists, nearly all of whom were Jewish. These criminals were stopped by Canadian authorities who knew of their stated intention to engage in revolution in Russia. After contacting the Fabian Socialist Woodrow Wilson in Washington, D.C., Trotsky was furnished with U.S. documents and allowed to sail to destiny in Russia. 

Lenin was similarly aided by German authorities who hoped his band of communists could help undermine Russia at a time when Russia and Germany were at war. Tens of millions of dollars were likewise furnished to the communists by Western banks such as the Jewish-controlled Kuhn, Loeb, & Co in New York and Lazards in France. Numerous so-called “capitalists” from J.P. Morgan to the Rockefellers to Armand Hammer to Alfred Milner, donated millions to their ideological comrades in Russia prior to, and after, the 1917 coup. Around the globe, synagogues also raised money to support the revolution in Russia, which was touted as a Jewish cause. In short, it is impossible for the communist coup d’état to have happened without Jewish money, Jewish leadership, and Jewish muscle. 

In a 1919 book, Adriana Tyrkova-Williams observed: 

“There are few Russians among the Bolshevist wire-pullers, i.e., few men imbued with the all-Russian culture and interests of the Russian people. None of them have been in any way prominent in any stage of former Russian life . . . Besides obvious foreigners, Bolshevism recruited many adherents from among emigres who had spent many years abroad. Some of them had never been to Russia before. They especially numbered a great many Jews. They spoke Russian badly. The nation over which they had seized power was a stranger to them, and besides, they behaved as invaders in a conquered country. Throughout the revolution generally and Bolshevism in particular, the Jews occupied a very influential position” (Bradberry, The Myth of German Villainy, 88-89). 

In every major communist uprising after 1917, Jews took the leading role. Whether it was in Germany and Hungary in 1918, Spain in the 1930s, or Mexico in the 1920s, Judeo-Marxists could be found either leading, funding, or advising the international machinations. By the 1930s, over one-third of all Jews in the Soviet borders held positions in the overly Semitic Soviet government. They particularly dominated the ruthless intelligence services and administered nearly all the GULAG camps where millions were imprisoned, tortured, used as slave labor, and murdered. These Jewish operatives devised the plan to starve Ukrainians into submission, known today as the Holodomor, which resulted in as many as 10 million senseless and agonizing deaths.

Both Lenin’s and Stalin’s advisers were almost exclusively Jewish. In China, Mao’s Soviet advisers were Jewish. In South Africa, communist leader Nelson Mandela had Jewish advisers. In the United States, FDR surrounded himself by Jewish advisers who helped thrust us into WWII. Even the Civil Rights’ godfather, MLK, who was himself a covert Marxist, had a Jewish-communist handler named Stanley Levison. 

Jumping backwards in time to connect a few dots, Karl Marx himself was a Jew from a long line of rabbis. How did Marx become a communist? A Jewish radical named Moses Hess converted Marx to communism. In fact, some evidence suggests that Hess may have been the inspiration behind The Communist Manifesto. Hess converted Frederick Engels from Christianity to communism as well. Hess, as you can see, was no small fish. In fact, he was one of the founding members of Zionism as well as a major player in the communist movement.  

Why is any of this significant? How does it help us to know that communism is a largely Jewish venture? Well, facts are facts. And knowing facts helps us understand why and how things happen. These facts are not “anti-Semitic” or “hateful,” though that’s what the enemy would have you believe. Significant time, effort, and money has been poured into smearing anyone who documents the Jewish connection to communism. Why would the communists conceal this connection unless it was important to understand? 

If a crime happens, investigators try to collect all information about the event and perpetrators they can. They try to draw connections between the culprits and always seek to discover their motive and what binds them together. Maybe it’s a gang. Maybe it’s a crime of passion. Maybe it’s a race crime. In order to know, you have to have all the facts. The biggest crime ever perpetrated in history is communism. Therefore, in order to understand it, to bring its perpetrators to justice, and to stop it from happening again, we need to know the who, what, and why. 

The fact that a staggeringly high number of communists, including most of the leadership and financial backers, are Jewish, is therefore indispensable knowledge! One of the reasons that it is so crucial is because it tells us what Jews bring to the movement, both in terms of motivation, resources, and ideology. 

Jews add to communism a particular hatred of Christians and Christian institutions. For instance, Soviet commissar of education, Anatoly Lunacharsky, left his first wife and daughter for a Jewish actress. Lunacharsky once spewed this Semitic vitriol: 

“We hate Christians and Christianity. Even the best of them must be considered our worst enemies. Christian love is an obstacle to the development of the revolution. Down with love of one’s neighbor! What we want is hate. . . . Only then can we conquer the universe” (W. Cleon Skousen, The Naked Communist, 308). 

Jews have also added the resources of Wall Street, international banking, and the international press to the movement. From the AP to Reuters to CNN, Jews of a Marxist mindset control the mainstream media. They quite literally built Hollywood, which is openly acknowledged. And the biggest banks in the world, which have loaned so much money to Bolshevik causes in Russia, China, and here at home, such as the Rothschilds’ banks, are Jewish-controlled. 

Finally, Jews have added another ideological element to this massive worldwide conspiracy that is worthy of special note. Though most Jewish Marxists are atheists, some are Sabbatean Kabbalists. The Kabbalah is part and parcel of modern Judaism and is its popular branch of mysticism. The Sabbatean variety of Kabbalism is particularly venomous and helped birth the “anything-goes” nihilist attitude that grips so much of the globe and converted generations of people into de facto communists. Indeed, Sabbatean Kabbalism preaches that enmeshing one’s self in sin is not only permissible, but the only true way to salvation. 

In his book 1666: Redemption Through Sin, Robert Sepehr wrote: 

“Most people have heard of Jesus Christ, considered by Christian followers to be the Messiah who lived over 2000 years ago. But very few people have heard of Sabbatai Zevi, who declared himself to be the Messiah in 1666. He amassed a following of over one million believers, half the world’s Jewish population during the 17th century, by proclaiming that redemption was available through acts of sin. 

“. . . Sexual promiscuity, adultery, incest, and religious orgies were encouraged and practiced by Sabbateans. 

“After Sabbatai Zevi’s death in 1676, his philosophy would be continued, and expanded on, by his Kabbalist successor Jacob Frank. . . . 

“Jacob Frank would eventually enter into an alliance formed by Adam Weishaupt and Meyer Amshel Rothschild called the Order of Illuminati. The objectives of this organization was to undermine the world’s religions and power structures, in an effort to usher in a utopian era of global communism covertly ruled by their hidden hand: the New World Order. Using secret societies, such as the Freemasons, their agenda has played itself out over the centuries, staying true to the script. Opposition is handled by near total control of the world’s media, academic opinion leaders, politicians and finance. While still considered a conspiracy theory to many, more people are waking up each day to the reality that this is not just theory, but a true conspiracy” (Sepehr, 1666: Redemption Through Sin, 1-2). 

The Sabbatean Jews who joined themselves to the underground movement and secret societies which eventually produced communism have been at the forefront of turning man away from his faith in God and into ways of sin, shame, and suffering. Sabbatean Kabbalism’s influence on communism reminds us of ex-communist Whittaker Chambers’s statement: “Communism is what happens when, in the name of Mind, men free themselves from God” (Whittaker Chambers, Witness, xxxvii). Had it not been for the Jewish religious and cultural influence on the terrible economic ideas of Marxism, communism would have had little impact on the world. As it stands, however, communism is the fountainhead of evil, hatred, terror, plunder, and degeneracy in the 21st Century.  

Because the Jewish people rejected their true Messiah, they also rejected goodness, decency, and the basic values that undergird civil and sane society. The counterfeit religion of communism, then, becomes their haven and promises them the paradise their spiritless religion does not. These dark-side Jews become the most zealous of all conspirators precisely because of their religious and ethnic upbringing, not in spite of it. Not all Jews are communists, but all communists have imbibed an element of Jewishness. 

I earlier mentioned Moses Hess, the man who converted Marx and Engels to communism. One researcher made a comment about him that dovetails with my argument: 

“As a Jew – and later a founding father of Zionism – Hess lent to his belief in communism a messianic fervor looking forward not just to a change of government but to a kind of political “end of days”” (James H. Billington, Fire in the Minds of Men: Origins of the Revolutionary Faith, 263). 

To close this point, if our goal is to come to the truth about communism and understand it so that we can defeat it, it is crucial that we recognize the heavy Jewish involvement. However, it is also critical that we recognize that it is not a Jewish conspiracy alone, but, rather, a Luciferian plot in which Jews are over-represented, owing, again, to the sad influence of their Kabbalistic religion and culture upon them. This criminal cabal exudes a very characteristic Jewish, materialist, nihilist character, yet people from all walks of life who have rebelled against God have joined its ranks. Regardless of whether it is Jews or Gentiles who dominate the movement, its true author is the Evil One and it is the greatest threat to humanity today. It must be stopped. 

5. Communism is not only the ideological, but literal, descendant of Illuminism. Yes, dear reader, the communist conspiracy is an outgrowth of the infamous Order of Illuminati! The Illuminati was founded in Bavaria on the occult holiday Beltane, or May 1, 1776 by the Jesuit-trained Jew Adam Weishaupt. Its stated goal was world dominion. It believed, much like Plato, that a little enlightened elite should rule over the masses of ignorant humanity. They rejected morality and believed that the highest virtue was obedience to the Order and to its goal of total global control. 

Weishaupt patterned his Order off the Jesuits, though Jesuits were specifically excluded from membership and organized religion was a target of Illuminati attacks. He also adopted many of the ritualistic trappings of Freemasonry. Eventually, Freemasonry was chosen as the ideal vehicle through which members could be recruited for the Illuminati. 

One researcher has summarized the core principles of Illuminism thus: 

“1. Abolition of Monarchy and all ordered Government. 

2. Abolition of private property. 

3. Abolition of inheritance. 

4. Abolition of patriotism. 

5. Abolition of the family (i.e. of marriage and all morality, and the institution of the communal education of children) 

6. Abolition of all religion” (Nesta Webster, World Revolution: The Plot Against Civilisation, 22-23). 

We will come to it shortly, but those familiar with the principles of communism notice the startling similarities. 

In 1782, a merger between three powerful groups occurred that changed the course of history and ushered in an era where the six points listed would come to dominate. At the Congress of Wilhelmsbad in 1782, Illuminati agents recruited Freemasons and Jews to their plot, fusing them together in an amalgam of evil. The accomplished researcher Nesta Webster wrote: 

“[I]t was not until the Congrès de Wilhelmsbad that the alliance between Illuminism and Freemasonry was finally sealed. This assembly, of which the importance to subsequent history of the world has never been appreciated by historians, met for the first time on the 16th of July 1782, and included representatives of all the Secret Societies – Martinistes as well as Freemasons and Illuminati – which now numbered no less than three million members all over the world. Amongst these different orders the Illuminati of Bavaria alone had formulated a definite plan of campaign, and it was they who henceforth took the lead” (Webster, World Revolution, 18). 

The attendees at this landmark conference were sworn to secrecy and very few of the precise details they discussed have emerged. One Masonic attendee, however, the Comte de Virieu, later warned: “[T]his is very much more serious than you think. The conspiracy which is being woven is so well thought out that it will be, so to speak, impossible for the Monarchy and the Church to escape from it” (Webster, World Revolution, 19). Because the information he learned at the congress so shocked him, Virieu left Freemasonry and converted to Catholicism. 

It was also at this congress that Jews were formally accepted as members of the conspiracy. Webster explained how the Jewish revolutionary element fused with the Illuminati and Masons: 

“At the same time it was decided to remove the headquarters of illuminized Freemasonry to Frankfurt, which incidentally was the stronghold of Jewish finance, controlled at this date by such leading members of the race as Rothschild, Mayer Amschel – later to become Rothschild also – Oppenheimer, Wertheimer, Schuster, Speyer, Stern, and others. At this head lodge of Frankfurt the gigantic plan of world revolution was carried forward” (Webster, World Revolution, 20). 

The most powerful banking family in the world, the Rothschilds, just happened to be in Frankfurt, the new home of Illuminati machinations after 1782? Of course this was not a coincidence! The Jewish Rothschild dynasty is perhaps the richest family in the world. They dominate the banking world. They dominate the news through the Associated Press and Reuters, both of which they own. They control the Vatican’s finances. They fund wars and revolutions, Zionist and communist causes, and use their stranglehold on banking to manipulate currency and cause economic depressions almost at will. It was this economic empire that linked with the Illuminists and Illumined Freemasons in 1782. 

The history of events from 1782 to 1848 is long, so it will not be recounted. Suffice it to say that after being outed in Bavaria by the local government, the Illuminati spread their tentacles elsewhere. Most notably, they influenced the Jacobin Clubs in France to launch a revolution against the monarchy. The French Revolution might be seen as a test run for the later Bolshevik Revolution. Once that revolution fizzled, however, the Illuminati went underground, assuming various names and creating front groups to conceal their activities. Eventually, a particular Illuminati offshoot group known as the League of the Just sprang up among German exiles in England. 

In 1847, the League of the Just hired Karl Marx and his associate Frederick Engels to write a manifesto for them. Though a secret society, the League believed it was time to reveal themselves and their goals and rally the public to their cause. They thought they were strong enough to conquer the world, so they needed a declaration of war against mankind. Enter Karl Marx. 

By February 1848, the League had changed its name to the Communist League. In the same month, they published The Communist Manifesto and helped spark a series of revolutions all across Europe. The Communist League had overestimated their strength, however, and the revolutions failed. The League again changed its name and went underground. The Communist Manifesto remained, however, and burned like wildfire through the intellectual circles of Europe and America.  

The most infamous part of the Manifesto is its Ten Planks. Compare the Ten Planks to the six points summarized earlier: 

“1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes. 
2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax. 
3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance. 
4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels. 
5. Centralisation of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly. 
6. Centralisation of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the State. 
7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State; the bringing into cultivation of waste-lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan. 
8. Equal liability of all to work. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture. 
9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of all the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the populace over the country. 
10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children’s factory labour in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, &c, &c.” 

When these Ten Planks are combined with the rest of the ultimatums and ranting in the Manifesto, particularly those which threaten the “abolition of the family” and excoriate Christian religion and morality, the comparison is essentially an exact match with the earlier Illuminati goals. In both, you have the threat to abolish all private property. As I’ve detailed here, the right to own and have a stewardship over property is the essence of Liberty. Without private property, which includes a property in your rights, there is no Freedom. The Illuminati-communists understood this well. They also understood that children must be indoctrinated into their ideology by capturing the public schools. These points coalesce together into a blueprint for world domination. 

Though Karl Marx is portrayed as the godfather of communism, it seems, rather, that he was merely reading from Illuminati founder Adam Weishaupt’s script. In terms of principles, aims, tactics, and even secret society lineage, communism is the rightful successor to the Order of Illuminati. You might say that communism is the Illuminati’s crowning creation. Or, simply, you can call the conspiracy the Illuminati-communist conspiracy, for it is one and the same. 

Perhaps the only difference between the original Illuminati Order and the Marxian communists is that the communists did what the Illuminists did, but in the open. The Communist Manifesto had in fact affirmed that though they began as a secret society (i.e. the Illuminati), it was their time to reveal themselves and make the world tremble: 

“Communists everywhere support every revolutionary movement against the existing social and political order of things. . . . 

“The Communists disdain to conceal their views and aims. They openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions. Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communistic revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win.” 

To conclude this lengthy piece, I implore you to realize how dangerous the communist conspiracy is. It is, bar none, the biggest threat in existence. It is the greatest threat to our Faith, Families, and Freedom. It is the greatest threat to prosperity and peace, to the rule of law, to civility and order, to morality and traditionalism, to everything good humanity is or has created. Communism is evil. 

I summarize the five facts you should know about the communist conspiracy and then close: 

Communism is not dead and never was. Communism has never been more powerful and prevalent than it is today, as our burning cities and global sham lockdown amply demonstrate. Russia and China are not our friends. They are following the communist script laid down by the likes of Weishaupt, Rothschild, Marx, and Lenin. They often use other names and causes to further their agenda, such as feminism, LGBT, Civil Rights, environmentalism, socialism, and, yes, even democracy. Through war, terrorism, economic warfare, cultural movements, medical tyranny, mass indoctrination, and outright police state oppression, the Illuminati-communists have slaughtered and enslaved more human beings than any and all other political systems in world history combined. Communism is Satanic and bloodthirsty because it is operated by Satanic and nihilistic people, a disproportionately large percentage of whom are Jews who hate Christianity and Western institutions. Jews, Jewish money, and Jewish institutions such as the international press, have been harnessed to help promote their cabal and its anti-Christ dogmas. Finally, when you dig deep enough, you realize that communism has become the dominant force in our world today because it did not spring from the mind of Karl Marx, but from the movement that formed when the Order of Illuminati fused together with powerful Freemasonic lodges and the forces of Jewish finance. 

I end with a warning that was given in 1918 by Ambassador Oudendyk of the Netherlands who witnessed the frightful communist coup d’état with his own eyes. Had this warning been taken seriously over a century ago, the current threat might have never materialized. It was not taken seriously. However, the end has not come yet. Humanity has a second wind in it. If we will wake up, acknowledge that Satanic communism is the world’s greatest threat, and move to quarantine and exterminate this contagion once and for all, we may yet avoid the fate Weishaupt, Marx, and Lenin planned for us in their secret chambers so many years ago. 

“[I]f an end is not put to Bolshevism in Russia at once, the civilisation of the whole world will be threatened. This is not an exaggeration, but a sober matter of fact . . . I consider the immediate suppression of Bolshevism the greatest issue before the world . . .  and unless . . . Bolshevism is nipped in the bud immediately, it is bound to spread in one form or another over the whole world, as it is organised and worked by Jews who have no nationality, and whose one object is to destroy for their own ends the existing order of things” (Russia No. 1, 1919 – A Collection of Reports on Bolshevism in Russia, 6). 

Zack Strong, 

October 16, 2020 

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Pre-Election Censorship

For years, censorship has stalked anyone who has dared to tell the truth or speak out against the global communist conspiracy. As one of the most significant elections in American history approaches, however, the powers-that-be have pushed their suppression efforts into overdrive. For instance, last month, Almighty Facebook announced that beginning on October 1, they would openly censor posts they disagreed with – to avoid supposed legal liabilities, of course. But it goes beyond Facebook silencing patriotic voices – all big tech entities from Google to YouTube to Twitter to Facebook have joined in a Devilish scheme to silence truth tellers and, eventually, to criminalize dissent to the Establishment they serve. 

To begin, yours truly has been banned for the fourteenth time by Facebook. Interestingly, this time, they did not tell my why they blocked me for the next thirty days. And when I tried to appeal, they gave me an error message. I’m left to wonder which of my posts offended the Marxists at Facebook so much that they felt the need to ban me yet again. 

Was it the post detailing how numerous Antifa members have trained in Syria with Marxist terrorist groups, learning terrorist tactics which they’ve imported into the United States? Or did they dig back to find something “controversial” I shared over a year ago in a private group, like they did earlier this summer? Who knows?! But what I do know is that I’m banned from sharing content with my 11,000 followers in the month before a critical election already plagued with fraudulent activity. 

Whether I was banned pursuant to Facebook’s updated “terms of use” that went into effect on the same day, or whether this was just the latest in a long line of censorship moves against me, I don’t know. However, this will continue to happen to patriots at an increasing rate because society is in the Elite’s endgame. In my recent article “Community Standards and the Dictatorship of Consent,” I warned: 

“We have to make a choice as free Americans. Will we allow ourselves to be tyrannized by a self-appointed dictatorship that wants to control our minds and force us into compliant slavery or will we reject the dictatorship of consent and instead repeat Benjamin Franklin’s motto, “Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to God”? Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and the rest, think they can terrorize us into compliance. They think we will walk willingly into the digital GULAG they’ve built for us. Surely, some will. Some value so-called security over real Liberty. Those who do are cowards. Their destiny is shame and regret. Ignore them.  

“As for the rest of us, the modern Sons of Liberty, we will not trade Freedom for security, America for a global Marxist superstate, or Freedom of thought and expression under the Constitution for high-tech oppression with its false comfort of “community standards.” Those who comply with Facebook’s tyrannical efforts to censor Christians, conservatives, and anti-communists, don’t speak for the rest of us. Millions of us will never go along with the big tech version of communist China’s social credit system.” 

In the final equation, that’s what we’re dealing with – the issue of whether society will go full communist or whether we will win our country back from its avowed enemies. Cyberspace is one of the premier battlefields in this information warfare because it is where most people today get their information. It is where they often develop their ideas or first learn of breaking news. It is a major force for good when properly utilized and a major force for evil when used to promote values that undermine the foundation of Faith, Families, and Freedom our civilization was built upon. 

In this cyberspace siege, those who can be roughly deemed “conservative” are on the defensive. Big tech and its ideological allies are waging a full-scale offensive against us, our principles, our history, our institutions, and our right to think and speak as we please. They’re attempting to silence voices like mine which unapologetically reject their perversions of morals, principles, and programs, and which instead promote traditional ideals, expose wickedness in high places, and rally others to the standard of Liberty. 

An analysis from the Tea Party Pac noted how the fighting has become more heated in the past four years: 

“Since 2016, an untold number of conservative outlets have watched their reach plummet if their pages aren’t shut down completely. Facebook’s definition of “hate speech” has been sure to include application to all manner of ideas that offend liberals. 

“Everything from Bible verses to comments on the mental health of those with gender dysphoria have been banned as “hate speech” . . . . 

“The social media platform is simply trying to eradicate conservative content – however innocuous – from its platform to demoralize conservatives and influence the 2020 election outcome in Democrats’ favor.” 

How can anyone deny the intensity of this war against classic American norms, against the Constitution, against our national heroes, against our Christian foundation, and, yes, against President Donald Trump? The average person and insider alike should be painfully aware of what’s happening to the First Amendment. It’s never been more important than now to recognize big tech’s schemes to silence dissent to their elitist, socialist agenda. 

Journalist Allum Bokhari recently published a hard-hitting book titled #Deleted: Big Tech’s Battle to Erase the Trump Movement and Steal the Election. In it, he explained the imminent danger of big tech censorship: 

“When tech giants, in addition to controlling the largest platforms on the web, also control the means of competing with them, we no longer have a free-market economy. We have an oligopoly economy, dominated by a few giant companies that follow largely the same ideology. 

“Only this time, it’s more dangerous. We’re not talking about a telephone monopoly that provides poor service due to lack of competition, as Ma Bell used to do. Nor are we talking about a railroad monopoly that engages in rate fixing, as the nineteenth-century rail barons did. Those were all problematic to the public interest and deserved to be corrected, but they were not existential threats to freedom and democracy. 

“The tech monopolies of today are far more dangerous. The product over which they have a monopoly is nothing as mundane as railroads or telephones – it’s us. It’s our personal information, our political viewpoints, our attention, and our content. Big Tech owns the mother of all public squares, it owns the devices in our homes and pockets, and it’s using them to find out everything about us. 

“Completing the picture of a totalitarian digital nation-state, Facebook has announced the creation of its own digital currency, the Libra coin – which would give the company the power to regulate and spy on our purchases as well. Facebook and Google are tirelessly working on new ways to use our data to manipulate us – originally so that advertisers could target us, and now, terrifyingly, so that Big Tech companies can change our moral conduct and our political beliefs. If you resist? They’ll just ban you. . . . 

“. . . the age of digital tyranny is already here. It is a particularly cruel kind of tyranny, because immediately preceding it was a period of true, uninhibited digital freedom. Silicon Valley entrepreneurs gave the world something precious, valuable, and almost universally beloved – and then made us watch as they smashed it to pieces.” 

Bokhari proceeded to explain some of the ways that the Silicon Valley totalitarians manipulate us online. They do the obvious, such as banning posts supporting Kyle Rittenhouse, thereby concealing the truth that he is a hero for defending himself against a mob of pedophiles and felons who were attacking him and threatening his life. However, their efforts to censor and manipulate us run much deeper. Bokhari explained: 

“YouTube has on numerous occasions adjusted its search results for politically charged topics in response to complaints from left-wing journalists . . . the algorithms of Big Tech companies can be manipulated against conservatives, while still granting those tech companies plausible deniability. 

“Leaks have also revealed that some in Silicon Valley know exactly what the goal is in 2020. Leaked footage of Google executives that I published in September 2019 revealed the company’s leadership making sinister comments that suggested a game plan: they talked of the need to “deploy the great strength of the company” and make the populist movement a “blip” in history.” 

Furthermore, Bokhari divulged the danger of an emerging field called Machine Learning Fairness, which he described as an effort to “ensure that artificial intelligence is trained to be “fair” – as defined by left-wing academics.” He wrote: 

“Although Google’s ML Fairness is framed as a campaign against bias, it is the precise opposite – an attempt to imprint left-wing biases on the technology that will, increasingly, govern our lives. Ask yourself: Would an AI designed to detect incitement to violence identify antifa if it were trained by Silicon Valley social justice warriors? If you were to train an AI to detect racism and bigotry, would it identify the New York Times’ antiwhite bigot Sarah Jeong? Would it identify the feminists who like to joke about killing all men? Would it categorize Covingtongate as a harassment campaign? An unbiased AI certain would, but Silicon Valley is not training its machines to be unbiased.” 

Bokhari said that the default nature of AI is “right-wing” in the sense that what it does is look at empirical data and draw logical conclusions. However, the future of AI is in the hands of the left-wing radicals building the new systems: 

“Nevertheless, those on the left enjoy their own massive advantage . . . they have developed an overwhelming cultural hegemony in Silicon Valley, which is building the AI systems of the future. If we don’t want our future robot overlords to autocorrect all our emails to use gender-neutral pronouns, or pre-ban us for drafting a Facebook post that contains “hate speech,” this crisis of political culture in tech is something that must be urgently addressed. If the vast power of AI were successfully turned to political purposes, we might as well elect Big Tech CEOs emperors of the world.”  

Surely you can see how devastatingly dangerous it would be to have this system rolled out on a universal scale. It would effectively marginalize and penalize anyone holding views not in vogue with the global Marxist Establishment. It would be a Chinese-style social credit system, yes, but, more to the point, it would be a digital GULAG for all humanity. 

Far-fetched? Think again. In an article more than a year old, Mike Elgan warned of the communist social credit system being steadily erected right here in the United States: 

“Many Westerners are disturbed by what they read about China’s social credit system. But such systems, it turns out, are not unique to China. A parallel system is developing in the United States, in part as the result of Silicon Valley and technology-industry user policies, and in part by surveillance of social media activity by private companies. . . . 

“The most disturbing attribute of a social credit system is not that it’s invasive, but that it’s extralegal. Crimes are punished outside the legal system, which means no presumption of innocence, no legal representation, no judge, no jury, and often no appeal. In other words, it’s an alternative legal system where the accused have fewer rights. 

“Social credit systems are an end-run around the pesky complications of the legal system. Unlike China’s government policy, the social credit system emerging in the U.S. is enforced by private companies. If the public objects to how these laws are enforced, it can’t elect new rule-makers. 

“An increasing number of societal “privileges” related to transportation, accommodations, communications, and the rates we pay for services (like insurance) are either controlled by technology companies or affected by how we use technology services. And Silicon Valley’s rules for being allowed to use their services are getting stricter. 

“If current trends hold, it’s possible that in the future a majority of misdemeanors and even some felonies will be punished not by Washington, D.C., but by Silicon Valley. It’s a slippery slope away from democracy and toward corporatocracy.” 

As our lives shift more to cyberspace, the harm that can be inflicted by communist-oriented big tech companies is amplified dramatically. As noted, this system essentially replaces the constitutional system of rule of law, limited powers, checks and balances, and safeguarded rights with a Devilish system created by communists, endorsed by communists, controlled by communists, and dependent upon the arbitrary whims of a small group that hates everything normal Americans cherish.  

In June of 2019, I wrote an article discussing the Mark of the Beast prophesied by the Apostle John and my belief that it won’t be a physical chip or tattoo, but, simply, digital totalitarianism akin to Red China’s social credit system. In the piece, I wrote: 

“Yesterday, June 5, 2019, we witnessed an example of how the beast system currently curtails and controls a person’s right to buy and sell. I refer to YouTube’s demonetization of Steven Crowder’s YouTube channel. Steven Crowder is a highly popular conservative YouTuber with nearly four million subscribers on his channel. He hosts the show Louder with Crowder. Yesterday, YouTube demonetized Crowder’s channel. Why? Crowder was demonetized because he has said many things that are politically incorrect and that rub the Establishment the wrong way. In particular, he has been labeled “homophobic.” It is just the latest example of political correctness at work. 

“Anyone who follows my writings knows that political correctness is a communist invention imported from Soviet Russia. It is a means of thought control and one of the greatest threats to free speech. To be politically correct is to toe the communist line – or, to toe the beast’s line. To be labeled politically incorrect, one must simply dissent from and openly oppose the communist ideology. Those who oppose the communist conspiracy’s efforts to turn the world into a GULAG must be prepared to face criticism and persecution. 

“Under the aegis of political correctness, the powers-that-be have begun restricting certain people’s ability to carry on their careers and earn a living. They have directly attacked the pocketbooks of activists, labeled “extremists,” with whom they disagree. For example, they file lawsuits against Christians who exercise their right to not make cakes for homosexuals, effectively shutting down their businesses. They block people from accessing social media platforms and having an equal chance to reach an audience and promote products. They revoke licenses and kick people off the air, closing down their avenues for self-promotion. They ban authors’ books, or prevent them from reaching major distributors, in a kind of digital book burning. They restrict travel rights in some situations, such as when Britain banned Michael Savage. They even go after the bank accounts of businesses and high-profile figures, causing their businesses to collapse. 

“Crowder is just the latest in a long line of blacklisted figures that includes Alex Jones, Paul Joseph Watson, Laura Loomer, Jordan Peterson, Paul Nehlen, Milo Yiannopolous, MS King, David Irving, etc. At the present time, yours truly is currently banned for thirty more days from Facebook. Alex Jones is perhaps the most famous person on the list. Alex Jones of Infowars fame has been permanently banned from Facebook and Twitter, had his YouTube accounts suspended, been removed from the Apple iTunes app store, been deleted on Spotify, and so forth. Google also restricts search results to filter out as many of Infowars’ stories as possible. Jones’ ability to reach an audience and, thus, earn a living and promote his message, has been severely compromised by the Marxist Establishment. Anyone who speaks out against the tide of cultural Marxism, political insanity, and Satanism sweeping the globe is a target for persecution. And it will only get worse. . . . 

“Whether or not an official social credit system ever reaches our shores, an informal system is already taking shape. Tech oligarchs in United States and throughout the West are beginning to informally do what Red China is formally doing. Media platforms essentially rank their users and punish them for failure to comply with their political and cultural ideas. Just as Chinese are prevented from traveling, Americans are prevented from speaking. Once we lose the right to speak out, other rights will quickly succumb.” 

Today, sixteen months later, things have gotten worse and our rights are quickly succumbing to Establishment censorship. This presidential election has really showcased what big tech is capable of. For instance, in August, the Committee to Defend the President, a super PAC supporting President Trump, was banned for 90 days. It’s “crime”? Sharing too many posts that were marked by “third-party fact-checkers to be false.” In other words, Marxist-minded “fact-checkers” with left-wing funding called something “fake” so Facebook could use it as a pretext to penalize Trump supporters. I’ve been nailed repeatedly for spreading so-called “false news.” In not one case were the “fact-checkers” correct in their “facts.” 

Back in June, Facebook removed one of President Trump’s anti-Antifa, anti-mob violence ads, calling it “organized hate.” This action was spurred on by Mark Zuckerberg’s tribesmen in the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which ought to be branded as a terrorist organization and dismantled. The ADL of B’nai B’rith, lying as usual, tried to claim that the red triangle pictured in the ad was an “anti-Semitic” symbol. In reality, it is a Semitic symbol inasmuch as it is used by the Jew-created, Jew-dominated Antifa. Jewish-controlled Facebook, of course, complied with the ADL’s request to purge President Trump’s ad. 

Donald Trump, Jr. has also suffered the wrath of the big tech gods. His Twitter account was suspended in July for sharing “false information” in a video about the Coronahoax. President Trump also shared the video, though with no repercussions. But the video was deleted by Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook. 

Later, in August, Twitter locked the Trump campaign’s Twitter page over what they deemed “misinformation” about the Coronahoax. The Hill, a leftist rag, reported: 

“The move by Twitter comes after several incidents in recent months in which it penalized the president’s personal account. The platform previously flagged a tweet about mail-in voting as containing misleading claims about an election. Another saying looters would be shot during unrest after the death of George Floyd was flagged as promoting violence. A third, featuring an edit of a clip of a Black toddler and a white toddler embracing, was removed for containing “manipulated media” due to the addition of a fictitious CNN chyron.” 

Finally, Facebook has announced that they will not allow President Trump to declare victory on election night if they deem the results premature (technically the results are always premature until the Electoral College votes). That means we could likely have this scenario: On November 3, President Trump wins the election but is blocked from telling the public by big tech and the controlled press. Then the Biden campaign announces either a parallel victory declaration or a legal challenge to the president’s announcement. On November 4, the American People would wake up to the news that either Biden won, it’s too close to call, or the “fascist” President Trump is trying to steal the election. In all probability, a new wave of pre-planned riots and insurrection would break out with the rallying cry: “Remove the dictator from office!” Big tech almost singlehandedly has the ability to facilitate or defuse a crisis like this depending on whether they engage in censorship or whether they let the American People be heard in a free and fair manner. 

A nearly endless list of big tech assaults on President Trump and his supporters could be reproduced here, but listing these few censorship attacks on the president and his family suffice to paint an accurate picture. The efforts to silence Trump supporters and anyone opposed to the communist takeover of society are legion. They’ve become so glaring and obvious that President Trump has been forced to take executive action against the offending tech companies. 

President Donald Trump’s May 28 executive order states in part: 

“In a country that has long cherished the freedom of expression, we cannot allow a limited number of online platforms to hand pick the speech that Americans may access and convey on the internet.  This practice is fundamentally un-American and anti-democratic.  When large, powerful social media companies censor opinions with which they disagree, they exercise a dangerous power.  They cease functioning as passive bulletin boards, and ought to be viewed and treated as content creators. . . . 

“Online platforms are engaging in selective censorship that is harming our national discourse.  Tens of thousands of Americans have reported, among other troubling behaviors, online platforms “flagging” content as inappropriate, even though it does not violate any stated terms of service; making unannounced and unexplained changes to company policies that have the effect of disfavoring certain viewpoints; and deleting content and entire accounts with no warning, no rationale, and no recourse. . . . 

“Twitter now selectively decides to place a warning label on certain tweets in a manner that clearly reflects political bias.  As has been reported, Twitter seems never to have placed such a label on another politician’s tweet.  As recently as last week, Representative Adam Schiff was continuing to mislead his followers by peddling the long-disproved Russian Collusion Hoax, and Twitter did not flag those tweets.  Unsurprisingly, its officer in charge of so-called ‘Site Integrity’ has flaunted his political bias in his own tweets. 

“At the same time online platforms are invoking inconsistent, irrational, and groundless justifications to censor or otherwise restrict Americans’ speech here at home, several online platforms are profiting from and promoting the aggression and disinformation spread by foreign governments like China.  One United States company, for example, created a search engine for the Chinese Communist Party that would have blacklisted searches for “human rights,” hid data unfavorable to the Chinese Communist Party, and tracked users determined appropriate for surveillance.  It also established research partnerships in China that provide direct benefits to the Chinese military.  Other companies have accepted advertisements paid for by the Chinese government that spread false information about China’s mass imprisonment of religious minorities, thereby enabling these abuses of human rights.  They have also amplified China’s propaganda abroad, including by allowing Chinese government officials to use their platforms to spread misinformation regarding the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, and to undermine pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. 

“As a Nation, we must foster and protect diverse viewpoints in today’s digital communications environment where all Americans can and should have a voice.  We must seek transparency and accountability from online platforms, and encourage standards and tools to protect and preserve the integrity and openness of American discourse and freedom of expression.” 

The remainder of the order spelled out the legal justification for government involvement in cyberspace to prevent censorship and bias on platforms alleging to be open forums for public discourse. One of the reasons listed in section 3, which I have repeatedly harped on for years, is the fact that our tax dollars are being given by the billions to big tech. Companies that receive public money cannot claim the right reserved to private entities to discriminate. If they receive public money, they must uphold public law (i.e. the First Amendment) and be accountable to the People’s representatives. Listing this and other reasons, President Trump ordered the Federal Trade Commission to “consider taking action, as appropriate and consistent with applicable law, to prohibit unfair or deceptive acts or practices” by big tech against its patrons.  

Perhaps it was in response to this order, and to avoid legal liability for so blatantly censoring conservatives, that Facebook rolled out its October 1 rules. Slashing through the doublespeak we find that the new rules amount to a scheme of enhanced censorship! Facebook’s excuse is that they want to avoid legal problems over controversial things users may post. I believe, however, they are merely extending their suppression of patriotic voices before a major election and trying to project their own guilt onto those they oppress. Whatever the precise reasons, one thing is certain: They’ve given themselves carte blanche to censor anyone, any time, for any reason, thus presenting a serious threat to free speech everywhere. 

Dear reader, big tech’s suppression of patriotic voices has deep implications for the upcoming presidential election and for the future beyond November 2020. It could well be the catalyst for the theft of the election or even an attempted Black Lives Matter/Antifa-instigated coup. However, the impact of cyber censorship extends far beyond one election, regardless of how important that election is. In palpable ways, big tech reaches into our daily lives, affects the way we can earn a living, determines what we are allowed to say publicly, stifles dissent to Establishment corruption, warps public perception of reality, promotes values antithetical to the Christian ideals that undergird our constitutional Republic, and, ultimately, deteriorates our God-given rights. 

Mark my words, unless the American People wake up and demand their representatives hold big tech accountable, we will lose our ability to speak freely in any meaningful way on the internet. We will find ourselves relegated to our own little echo chambers in various corners of the web and not truly participating in debates and discussions in the public forum. Not only that, constitutionalists, conspiracy researchers, and Christians will be hunted by artificial intelligence programed to detect, track, and silence us. Truthfully, we are already being hunted and herded into a Soviet-style digital GULAG that, once society goes cashless, will have a very real stranglehold over our lives. 

The fact that alternatives to Twitter and Facebook, such as Parler, MeWe, Minds, and OneWay, are cropping up, is encouraging. But the very fact that people have been forced to create alternative platforms in order to have any chance of exercising their right to express themselves speaks volumes about the level to which Marxist censorship controls the prevailing narrative and, thus, controls public opinions and habits. 

We live in an age of big tech totalitarianism. The enemies of the People promote their hostile brew of communist ideology in large part by controlling the public mind through technology, which they bring to pass by silencing those who promote healthy, anti-communist principles. By picking favorites, they limit the information that the average person is exposed to. People thus limited make worse political decisions which translate into blows against Freedom – and they do so without even knowing they did. The ferocity of this dastardly assault can be greatly diminished by reclaiming the public forum in cyberspace. To do that, however, requires reeling in big tech before we have so many uninformed citizens who shrug their shoulders and go along to get along with the ravenous forces of the global Marxist Establishment. 

During this pivotal season of humanity’s history, it is crucial that those who are awake and aware stand up for what’s right. It is imperative that we place principle over party and ideas over individual cults of personality. The choice before us not only on November 3 but every day of our lives is whether communism or Americanism will prevail. This war, waged on Facebook and Twitter, in the press and in conversations with friends, and in the voting booth, is as real and deadly as any our nation has ever fought or will yet fight. It is a war for the souls of our countrymen. 

I close with immortal words from Ronald Reagan, who articulated the stakes of this fight so well when he declared: 

“We’re at war with the most dangerous enemy that has ever faced mankind in his long climb from the swamp to the stars, and it’s been said if we lose that war, and in so doing lose this way of freedom of ours, history will record with the greatest astonishment that those who had the most to lose did the least to prevent its happening. Well I think it’s time we ask ourselves if we still know the freedoms that were intended for us by the Founding Fathers. 

“. . . If we lose freedom here, there’s no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth. . . . 

“This is the issue of this election: whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capitol can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves. . . . 

“You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. 

“We’ll preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we’ll sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness.” 

Zack Strong,

October 13, 2020

The Myth of White Supremacy in America

 If you were to believe the controlled mainstream media, you might believe that “white supremacy” is a growing and imminent threat to our society, that “neo-Nazis” hide around every corner, and that blacks and other minorities live in deathly fear of persecution. After all, didn’t the Department of Homeland Security recently state that “white supremacist extremists” are the “most lethal threat” to America? And isn’t President Trump a “fascist” who has emboldened all his fellow “racists” to come out of the woodwork to convert America into a “white ethnostate”? This is what the controlled media claim, but, as usual, it is a lie from start to finish. 

I’m bold enough to say that America has never been a racist nation. “White supremacy” has never existed in any dominant measure in our Republic. While it is true that the British imported some black slaves to the colonies on Jewish-owned ships (94% of African slaves ended up in the Caribbean or Central and South America), it is also true than an almost equal number of white slaves – often dismissed as “indentured servants,” though in actual fact a large number were slaves outright – existed in the colonies. It was black Africans who sold their fellow blacks – often tribal enemies – to the slavers. Arabs and Jews in particular served as middlemen and mediators in slave transactions. Slavery was therefore never about “white supremacy,” and hardly about race at all, but, rather, about economics. 

Modern white Americans constitute one of the least racist groups of people in all of recorded history. We are, in reality, the most accommodating, accepting, and overly tolerant society in existence. Said otherwise, it is my contention that the United States is the least racist nation in the world. Of course, you can find some whites who are true racists. Racists exist in every nation, tribe, and race, without exception. But in terms of dominant trends and attitudes, white America is simply not plagued by racism or “white supremacy.” That’s a Marxist myth. 

Racism does exist in the United States, however. It is most prevalent in the black inner cities among blacks who have been taught by their Marxist-Democratic overlords that they are victims of oppression, that the Constitution was written to keep them down, that the system is rigged against them, that whites are all racists, and that revolution is the only solution. Truthfully, blacks are the most virulently racist group in the country, contrary to the popular fable painting whites as the racists. To wit, black-on-white criminality is far more rampant than white-on-black. In fact, a white person is 40xs more likely to be attacked by a black person than the other way around. Yet, they call profiling “racist.” 

Racism is also common among Latinos – especially the millions of illegal invaders who don’t care about our nation and laws and who view us as conquerors who “stole” their land. Racism can be seen quite openly among Indians and natives, too. I once attended an Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) conference in Anchorage, Alaska and sat through an obnoxious speech by an Indian who had a bit role in the movie Last of the Mohicans. He talked about how satisfying it felt to scalp a white man on film, and no one batted an eye (for fun, after the talk, I stood in line and got his autograph. The death glare he gave me as a white man at a native convention was priceless). 

And, yes, for the record, as a white, Christian, constitutionalist, straight man, I’ve been the target of racism, sexism, bias, prejudice, and hate too many times to count in my life, having received death threats because of my political views, lost jobs because of my gender, and been harassed by random people on the street because of my skin color. Yet, to even dare say that I’ve been the victim of prejudice, as you’ll see from some of the mind-blowing stories cited below, is itself considered a form of “white supremacy.” 

These are the types of perverse and racist attitudes popular among the colored communities in America and their liberal, self-hating white counterparts. These are the types of hateful behaviors. But don’t believe me, simply look at your local Black Lives Matter riot to see how these people view whites. They consider us oppressors, colonizers, imperialists, racists, bigots, white supremacists, Klansmen, Nazis, fascists, anti-Semites, extremists, and domestic terrorists. And since we are the enemy of their fairy tale, we must be destroyed. 

Perhaps the most important battle in this war against white America is being waged for the public mind. As part of their demonic assault, the controlled press spews out a 24/7 stream of anti-white hate and propaganda. The public schools and universities indoctrinate students, teaching them that “whiteness” is bad, that whites must atone for the alleged racism of past generations, that they have “white privilege” that gives them advantages over others that they must apologize for, and that they must change their institutions and adopt new ones based on “social justice” to accommodate blacks and other minorities. Jewish-controlled Hollywood also perpetuates these racial biases, often portraying blacks as the wise, the heroes, or the oppressed, and the whites as the oppressors, the villains, and the stupid rednecks. Everywhere you look in modern society, whites and so-called “whiteness” are put down and marginalized, the myth of “white supremacy” is spread, and minorities are held up as poor victims fighting for “justice” and “equality” in a racist, bigoted, imperialist nation. 

The reality is so far the opposite that one questions the mental faculties or integrity of anyone guilty of repeating the Establishment’s anti-white lies. Those who repeat this communist claptrap are either ignorant or are lying. Either way, they are aiding and abetting the enemy which seeks to destroy the Christian, conservative, white majority that has held this great Republic together for all these years. 

Divide and conquer is the name of the game. The race card is the easiest card to play in order to radicalize blacks and manipulate them into acting as pawns to spread chaos and civil unrest. This was, in fact, the plan developed by the Soviets in the 1920s for conquering America. They planned to pour salt into old wounds, whip the blacks up into open rebellion, and then use the resultant chaos of civil war to come to power. The Russian Alexander Markovsky has described the communist plan for regime change: 

“[I]f you want to change a society, here is Lenin’s script: cause the problem. Spread the misery. Send a cadre of professional community organizers to unite all of the angry and disinherited spirits to fuel an organized revolt. Entice chaos and violence. Exploit chaos for larger political objectives. Blame your political opponents, demonize and criminalize them” (in Cliff Kincaid, The Sword of Revolution and the Communist Apocalypse, 41). 

Who can honestly say that’s not what’s happening? Lenin’s script, tweaked only in minor details, is being followed by communist conspirators today. Their exploits are seen on the nightly news, but most Americans, beat down by anti-white propaganda and induced with feelings of “white guilt” reinforced by pandering priests, professors, and professionals, are afraid to call a spade a spade. 

Thus, assisted by Marxist provocateurs with billions of dollars from Wall Street and the likes of George Soros, and encouraged by the lack of pushback from Americans scared of being called “racists,” radicalized blacks, and their ideological companions in Antifa, have been rampaging through American cities, assaulting people, raping women, shooting police executing kids in the street, burning down buildings, vehicles, and forests, looting stores, toppling memorials to past heroes, harassing innocent white people at stores and restaurants, demanding that whites literally bow down and kiss their shoes, calling for reparations from whites, and threatening to overthrow the government. And yet the media, government, and dupes everywhere say “white supremacy” is the great threat to America! Complete balderdash! 

I now show how paranoid and delusional the claims about “white supremacy” really are by citing recent examples of how the term is bandied about by Establishment shills. As you read these outlandish stories, keep in mind that these same people are the ones competing for your mind and support. They have no power over you, or our nation, if you refuse to comply with their hate. Resist these anti-white racist lies and reject Satanic Marxism: 

  • In June, some 1,200 health professionals signed an open letter which stated in part that “white supremacy is a lethal public health issue” that not only “predates and contributes to COVID-19,” but which in the final equation is deadlier.
  • In October 2019, San Diego City College went full crazy by alleging that the phrase “Make America Great Again,” Confederate flags, denying “white privilege,” celebrating Columbus Day, mass incarceration of criminals, “colorblindness,” “claiming reverse racism,” saying “don’t blame me, I never owned slaves,” English-only initiatives, and a host of other actions, are signs of both overt and covert “white supremacy.” 
  • This past Independence Day, President Donald Trump held a rally at Mt. Rushmore, which was blasted by the Establishment press as “glorifying white supremacy.” 
  • In August of this year, a school in Pennsylvania began requiring kindergartners to read the book Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness, which says, among other things, that turning off CNN, not hating your white parents, and sympathizing with police, are signs of “white supremacy.” 
  • In January, some lunatics began saying that trying to cheer up your friends is a form of “white supremacy.” No joke. One said: “If you’ve ever tried to pick up your buddies when they’re in the dumps – guess what – you’ve engaged in white supremacy.”
  • Last December, two members of the avowedly black supremacist organization Black Hebrew Israelites shot up a Jewish market in Jersey City. The delusional Rashida Tlaib blamed “white supremacy,” Tweeting: “White supremacy kills.” 
  • Midway through 2019, a picture made the rounds showing a slide in a lecture listing “characteristics of white supremacy.” Among other things on the list were the following: Individualism; sense of urgency; perfectionism; paternalism; worship of the written word; fear of open conflict; objectivity; and more. 
  • In July 2020, the Faculty Association of California State University called for the complete overhaul of the university system, originally devised by the great Thomas Jefferson, claiming it is “fundamentally grounded in a white supremacist colonial discourse and culture.”
  • In August of 2019, the Marxist dolt Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter, ranting: “White supremacy is like a virus” and “White supremacy is often subconscious. & Clearly, our nation has not been inoculated. WS is our nation’s original sin.”
  • Also in August 2019, the Washington Post ran with this headline: “Why free speech makes it difficult to prosecute white supremacy in America.” Yes, the article is as absurd as the title. 
  • In July of this year, black faculty at Columbia University, one of the most radical in the world, demanded the institution conduct a review of every program to gauge its “complicity with systems of white supremacy.” They demanded that departments “unlearn and challenge whiteness and white supremacy.”
  • In a column published at Duke University in 2016, a writer excoriated free speech as supporting “white supremacy,” going so far as to say: “Within the context of white supremacy, any distinction between a defaced poster, a racist pamphlet and legal or extralegal murder can be only of degree.”
  • In November 2015, Quentin Tarantino opined that police brutality is a result of “white supremacy.” Perhaps Tarantino is unaware of the pesky fact that more whites are killed by police every year than blacks. 
  • In December 2014, MSNBC hosted a black guest who alleged that “the foundation of this country is racism and white supremacy,” even blaming the Ferguson riots on them. 
  • In December of 2019, a number of academic activists wrote a letter complaining about the scientific term “quantum supremacy,” stating: “In our view, ‘supremacy’ has overtones of violence, neocolonialism and racism through its association with ‘white supremacy.”’ 
  • Similarly, math is considered by some mental defectives as “white supremacy” and “racism.” Yes, math. Yes, really. 
  • In 2017 and 2019, when the Patriots won the Super Bowl, socialists came out of the woodwork to gripe that a Patriot victory is a triumph for “white supremacy.” 
  • In May 2019, a fan was banned by the MLB for life for showing the ok hand sign, which has been dubbed a sign of “white supremacy,” in the background during a broadcast. 
  • In 2016, sixty professors from the law school of American University signed their names to an outlandish letter stating that the phrase “All Lives Matter” is a sign “intolerance” and “white supremacy” and is used by “those who do not believe the laws should equally protect those who have a different skin color or religion.” 
  • In 2017, a University of Southern California education professor said that those engaged in “disruptive tactics to shut down hate speech as well as those holding signs, protesting outside of speaker venues, and engaged in other forms of resistance against white supremacy” should not be punished. To punish or criminalize these rioters, who are “disproportionately students of color,” is “unacceptable.” 
  • In August of this year, a Catholic priest, Father Kenneth Boller, led his New York congregation in a prayer denouncing “white privilege” as “unfair” and “harmful.” 
  • In January 2018, the anti-white racist Oregon professor Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt released a fifteen-point checklist on how to determine whether you’re supporting “white supremacy.” Among other things as equally asinine, she wrote: “When it comes to understanding your own white privilege, you get very angry if a faculty member of color points out to you where and how your privilege is operating.” 
  • In 2017, cyberspace erupted in outrage over the white Skittle being rolled out (though it had actually been introduced previously). Some blasted the “whiteness,” saying the color white should never be used to personify “equality.” Others said the Skittle should have been a brown or black. And still others equated “whiteness” and “capitalism,” deriding Skittles for supporting either one.
  • In July 2020, the U.S. Army “accidentally” distributed a memo wherein they said that using the phrase “Make America Great Again” is an indicator of “white supremacy.” The handout also listed the following as indicators of “white supremacy”: Celebrating Columbus Day; supporting English-only initiatives; denying “white privilege”; claiming reverse racism; holding “anti-immigration” policies; and “talking about American “exceptionalism.”” The Army went through all the effort of putting this hokum together and then “accidentally” released it? Yeah, right. 
  • In October 2017, a New York professor, and author of the racist screed White LiesTweeted that if “you’re forming a white family + reproducing white children . . . how is that helping + not part of the [white supremacy] problem?” 
  • In early 2016, Black Lives Matter accused a Nashville public library of “white supremacy” for declining to host a BLM meeting because of the library’s policy of not permitting meetings that exclude people based on race. Black Lives Matter openly intended to violate that policy, inviting “only black people as well as non-black people of color” to attend, but disinviting whites. 
  • Back in 2015, radicals in California pledged their support to paint the White House brown in order to combat “white supremacy.” 
  • In December 2016, NPR called Alex Jones and his stellar Infowars radio program “the gateway drug to white supremacy in the United States.” 
  • So deep is the paranoia about so-called “white supremacist” hand signs, that in June of this year a Hispanic man (you read that correctly) was fired from his job after a photograph of him cracking his knuckles while driving near a Black Lives Matter rally emerged. The man later said: “I do that a lot when I’m driving. It has no racist intent behind it. To lose your dream job for playing with your fingers… that’s a hard pill to swallow.” A hard pill to swallow, indeed. As is the fact that the “ok” hand sign has never been a “white power” symbol, except in the minds of paranoid leftists and conservative pranksters trolling the gullible SJW crowd. 
  • In late 2017, Buzzfeed claimed that skincare products – skin whitening cream in particular – are part of a “white supremacist” conspiracy.  
  • In August 2017, Green Party vice-presidential candidate Ajamu Baraka said that in order to destroy “white supremacy” in America, we have to “remove symbols” of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. 
  • In a June 2020 hit piece, Monica Samayoa claimed that “white people” make blacks and people of color feel “unwelcomed, invisible, and that [they don’t] belong” in the outdoors. Yes, now you can blame “racism” for the fact that more white people hike and enjoy the woods than blacks. Interestingly, Monica capitalized “Black people” in her article, but left “white people” in lower case letters. I’m sure it’s just a typo and not anti-white racism seeping through. 
  • In a similar vein, the Sierra Club also denounced “the unbearable whiteness of hiking” in a December 2016 article. According to them, the thing that is “keeping people of color from participating in outdoor recreation and enjoying its benefits” is, you guessed it, “white America.” 
  • In a July 2018 article, we all learned that blacks are afraid to go hiking because “bad things happen to black people in the woods, like lynching. It’s something that you see again and again when you look at the history of the civil rights movement and slavery: black people going into the woods and not coming back.” Perhaps I’ve just not noticed all the lynch mobs lying in wait as I’ve hiked and hunted in the woods for most of my life. Thankfully we have the media to tell us to be careful of the KKK-dominated outdoors! 
  • The Sierra Club published a June 2020 piece titled “Racism is Killing the Planet,” wherein they wined that “racism and white supremacy harm all of us, because in addition to robbing us of our humanity, racism is also killing the planet we all share. An idea—a long-overdue realization—is growing in the environmental movement. It goes something like this: “We’ll never stop climate change without ending white supremacy.”” The Sierra Club also capitalized “Black people,” but left “white people” in lower case letters. Those darn typos are everywhere! 
  • In January 2020, a high school student had his Infowars hat confiscated by the school and was labeled a “white supremacist” by the principal. The boy’s father took to social media, writing: “[M]y son was threatened and “charged” for “white supremacy” . . . . . . . . Essentially marking him for life with a hate crime (at least his permanent record). The principal even told my son that he was in fact a “white supremacist” . . . . . . . . thus slandering and defaming the boy further! . . . . Lebanon School District gets their guidelines from the A.D.L. and the Southern Poverty Law Center!!!” 
  • In June of 2020, the radical activist Shaun King demanded that all depictions of Jesus as white need to be torn down because “they are a gross form of white supremacy” and “racist propaganda,” and “created as tools of oppression.”
  • In June 2019, a radical journalist blamed “white supremacy” in the Trump administration for the delay in swapping out Andrew Jackson for Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. May the delay be permanent and the heroic Andrew Jackson remain a visible icon for all Americans! 
  • In November 2019, a sign with the phrase “It’s Okay to Be White” appeared in Oklahoma City, prompting a police investigation because it allegedly promotes “white supremacy.” The responsible party, a law student at Oklahoma City University, was later identified and expelled from school. 
  • In the aftermath of George Floyd’s de facto suicide while high on a lethal dose on fentanyl earlier this summer, the Marxist mob went after businesses for their “racism” and “white supremacy,” forcing them to change their names or drop their logos. Companies and products attacked included Eskimo Pie ice cream, Aunt Jemima, Mrs. Butterworth, and Uncle Ben’s rice. The Washington Redskins even dropped “Redskins” from their title. 
  • As Black Lives Matter rioters ravaged Minnesota earlier this May, the state’s Democratic governor amazingly blamed “white supremacists,” claiming they can easily “blend in” and stir up chaos. 
  • In July of this year, the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) published an absolutely asinine paper detailing all the ways that “white culture” and “whiteness” are linked to “white supremacy” and “oppression.” The absurdity is too voluminous to cite in full, but I draw out these gems of anti-white racism and sheer stupidity: “Being white does not mean you haven’t experienced hardships or oppression. Being white does mean you have not faced hardships or oppression based on the color of your skin. We need to be honest about the ways white people have benefited from racism so we can work toward an equitable, fair and just society.” Also: “The believe of white superiority has been part of the United States since its inception . . . White supremacy and its legacy can still be found in our legal system and other institutions through coded language and targeted practices.” Lastly: “Whiteness is also at the core of understanding race in America. Whiteness and the normalization of white racial identity throughout America’s history have created a culture where nonwhite persons are seen as inferior or abnormal.” The document is one of the most atrociously hateful, racist, and divisive things you will ever read. 
  • During the first presidential debate between President Trump and Joe Biden, in the context of the rioting happening in American cities, liberal moderator Chris Wallace challenged President Trump to denounce “white supremacy” (implying they were behind the violence), and Biden ranted about the threat it poses. In response, President Trump not only said “sure” he would denounce them, but then addressed the Proud Boys, who are often falsely labeled “white supremacists,” telling them to “stand back and stand by.” Every normal person knew this meant that they should step aside and let law enforcement handle the rioters. The next day, however, the controlled media went ballistic, claiming that President Trump refused to denounce “white supremacy” and, instead, called them to arms. 
  • Finally, getting to the very core of the scaremongering campaign against so-called “white supremacy,” the New York communist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said: “Calling people who believe in democracy, civil + economic rights, and racial justice “communist” has a long + rich history w/ white supremacy in the US. It was one of the preferred smears against integrating schools, & one of the main attacks segregationists used against MLK Jr.” 

Ladies and gentlemen, Comrade Cortez revealed the enemy’s true rationale: The smear “white supremacist” is nothing more than a communist tactic to discredit and counter anti-communists. Who can deny the reality of a coordinated war on whites after reviewing the list of stories above? This is a war on whites and, more importantly, the institutions of Faith, Family, and Freedom we have created which stand as a bulwark against the Bolshevik onslaught. 

By calling us “racists,” “white supremacists,” “Nazis,” “fascists,” and “anti-Semites,” the enemy seeks to bypass debate on principles and issues, instead pulling on heartstrings and appealing to the emotions of the mob. This strategy works particularly well with minorities, homosexuals, and women, who have been taught to believe they are all “victims” of “white America,” “Christians,” and “the patriarchy.” 

Truthfully, the cry of “racism,” “white supremacy,” and “anti-Semitism” is an admission that one has no capacity for rational thought. It is abdication of the moral high ground. It is pandering and emotionalism. It is intellectually dishonest and morally bankrupt. Only those thoroughly uninformed and unacquainted with reality and history think that non-white minorities don’t have a fair shake in America or that the white majority has ever perpetuated a culture of racism. 

The prejudice we should be concerned about in 21st-Century America is not that of whites against minorities, the “system” against coloreds, cops against blacks, or anything of the like. No, the hate campaign we should be most concerned about is that carried on by the Marxist Elite and their dupes against patriots, conspiracy researchers, Christians, constitutionalists, whites, and anti-communists. Whites in particular – minus those who have fully embraced communism – have become the most persecuted group in the United States, if not the world. Throughout Europe, in South Africa, and now in the United States, whites are beginning to be treated as second-class citizens, pariahs, and oppressors, simply because of the color of their skin. 

I thought the Establishment endorsed Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “dream” that one day we would judge each other not by the color of our skin, but by the content of our character. If that is the standard, then the Democrats, Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and socialists everywhere, fail the test and prove themselves the true oppressors. And, for the record, as I’ve documented in this article and in chapters in each of my first two books, MLK was a covert communist agitator, liar, and rampant adulterer. Indeed, the entire Civil Rights movement was communist-controlled from the beginning. The Burn Loot Murder (BLM) crowd we see on our televisions every night committing new acts of terror and destruction are the true ideological successors to the Civil Rights movement and the authentic standard bearers of MLK’s tainted flag. 

As noted at the beginning, for a full century, the communist enemy has sought to divide America along racial lines, using blacks first and foremost as their tool to pry apart our Republic. The propagandists have worked hard for decades to manipulate black minds into a sense of victimhood. They’ve taught blacks they are “oppressed,” that the U.S. constitutional system is inherently “oppressive” and “racist,” that America was founded on “white supremacy” and hate for people of color, that they cannot lift themselves out of the mire because “white America” is holding them down, that the ideals of Karl Marx offer the only salvation from the white-capitalist system that keeps them in the ghetto, and that, finally, revolution against whites is the only solution. 

The revolution is occurring, dear reader. It has been waged on TV screens, in classrooms, and in movie theaters for decades. It is being waged in your mind, as the forces of darkness attempt to blame all the evil in society on your white skin, on your noble ancestors, and on the unrivaled institutions American patriots of the past created. It is also being waged on the streets, as Black Lives Matter and Antifa terrorists tear down vestiges of American history and monuments to our national heroes, as well as burn down buildings, loot local stores, and murder innocent patriots who are guilty of nothing other than being white and opposing a well-coordinated attempt to enslave them and their families. 

The communist smear “white supremacist” is one of the oldest and most ludicrous in existence. Calling patriots “racists” and “Nazis” and “Klansmen” was literally an order handed down by the Kremlin in the 1950s. The fact that it is used so widely today by the controlled press, Hollywood, professors, big tech, and pandering turncoats, is concrete evidence that the communist conspiracy is the real threat facing America and the world today. Every honest person knows it. 

In conclusion, I turn to give a word of encouragement to my fellow white American patriots. It really is ok to be white! We have absolutely nothing to be ashamed about. Our history is not shameful; let’s celebrate it! Our forefathers gave the world the freest and most prosperous Republic in recorded history. Through the sacrifice of their blood and the establishment of the Constitution, our ancestors forged a civilization on an uncivilized continent and gave more people a greater chance to excel than any nation ever has. Our race has also done more to end slavery and racism and bigotry than any other. Indeed, slavery still exists in some parts of the non-white world, and anti-white racism is rampant both abroad and in America’s ghettos. I repeat: We have nothing to be ashamed of! 

God help us fight back against communist conditioning which seeks to paint us, our ancestors, and our free institutions as “racist” and “white supremacist.” Man up and fight for the America our Founding Fathers built – a free and prosperous America where rule of law and Christian precepts prevail. Reject outright the Devilish claims of “white supremacy” made by those who wish to destroy us and those too ignorant to know they’re supporting their own slavery. Speak up, stand up, push back. Defend your Faith, Families, and Freedom against the rushing Red avalanche and its monstrous lies!

Zack Strong, 

October 5, 2020 

My Take on the Debate

“Will you shut up, man.” – Joe Biden, September 29, 2020 

President Trump and Joe Biden squared off last night in the first presidential debate of 2020. The entire thing was an embarrassing debacle from start to finish – a rowdy shouting match with little of substance and nothing to enlighten the American People. This piece discusses my key takeaways from the debate and why it is more important now than ever to dig your heels in, not on party politics, but on principles. 

First, let’s get something important out of the way. President Trump’s tie choice was lackluster. He chose a dull, dark, forgettable tie whereas Biden’s white and black-striped tie jumped out at you. Of course, I jest – the tie choice wasn’t important (though I stand by my analysis). However, with the way this train wreck went down last night, we might as well be talking about tie choices and aesthetics. 

A debate is supposed to be something of substance. In Webster’s trusty 1828 dictionary, one of the definitions for “debate” is a “discussion for elucidating truth.” If that was your expectation going into last night’s debate, which it ought to have been, then you, like me, were terrifically disappointed. All things considered, this was perhaps the worst debate I’ve ever watched. 

Right at the beginning, the debate devolved into a verbal brawl, with both the president and Biden interrupting each other every few seconds and exchanging insults and personal jabs. Both President Trump and Joe Biden are thin-skinned. That’s always been obvious. This characteristic was on full display last night. Bumbling Biden, however, scored the highest marks in the “offended” category. 

As per his usual, whenever Biden is challenged, he angrily lashes out with personal attacks rather than stick to the issues. During the night, he showed his immaturity and impatience by saying things such as: “Will you shut up, man,” “You’re not going to be able to shut him up,” “Will he just shush for a minute,” “Keep yapping, man,” “He’s a fool,” “Well, it’s hard to get any word in with this clown,” “He’s a racist,” “Everybody knows he’s a liar,” and “You’re the worst president America has ever had. Come on.” It took the Biden campaign mere minutes to put “Will you shut up, man” on a shirt and market it, making one wonder if he had planned to say it at some point. 

Biden’s body language betrayed him as the petulant individual he is. At various times, he scoffed, shook his head, rolled his eyes, laughed, and generally wore an expression somewhere between dumbfounded and condescending. He also kept his head and eyes down for an unusually high amount of time. Not what you want in a leader. 

Biden has also been known to get into people’s faces, challenge them to push-up and IQ contests, call them fat, insult them in bizarre ways (such as calling a girl a “lying, dog-faced, pony soldier” during the Iowa caucus), and generally deride anyone who steps on his toes. He toned it down for last night’s debate, but, as the above quotes show, some of the insults slipped through. 

President Trump’s body language stayed steadier, shifting back and forth between shades of frustration. He appeared to be biting his tongue, holding back things he really wanted to say. 

Two of my favorite moments, which sum up the entire debate if you think about it, were the following exchanges: 

Biden: “He wouldn’t know a suburb unless you took a wrong turn.” 

Trump: “Oh, I know suburbs.” 

And another time: 

Biden: “A lot of people died and a lot more are going to die unless he gets a lot smarter, a lot quicker. 

Trump: “Did you use the word “smart”? So you said you went to Delaware State, but you forgot the name of your college. You didn’t go to Delaware State. You graduated either the lowest or almost the lowest in your class. Don’t ever use the word “smart” with me. Don’t ever use that word.” 

Biden: “Oh, give me a break.” 

Trump: “Because you know what? There’s nothing smart about you, Joe. Forty-seven years you’ve done nothing.”  

As these exchanges demonstrate, the entire debate was a pithy back-and-forth worthy of pubertal junior high boys and wholly inappropriate for two seasoned men running for the highest office in the land. Can you imagine Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, or James Madison behaving like this? They were cordial. They were gentlemen. They discussed the issues. They dealt with principles. President Trump and Biden barely touched principles, instead opting to play on emotions and perceptions. 

If we judge this circus of a debate on substance, which we should, President Trump was the clear winner. Naturally, the Lugenpresse, or lying press, will invert reality and claim Trump lied about this or that. But anyone even marginally conversant with reality knows that President Trump, for all his antics, told the truth, whereas Biden, with all his buffoonery, lied from start to finish. 

Among the yarns Biden spun were the debunked myths that President Trump told people to inject bleach into themselves, that he proposed dropping nuclear bombs on hurricanes, and that he disparaged American troops. These are popular media talking points, but they’re each demonstrable lies. There’s plenty that President Trump has done wrong – why do you need to resort to fables and lies that any honest person can look up and disprove in five minutes? 

It seems that the Democrats are thoroughly convinced that their mindless base hates Donald Trump so emphatically that they’ll swallow the lies hook, line, and sinker. So, the bigger and more salacious the lie, the better because it taps into raw emotionalism. Emotionalism is the enemy to rational thought. All people of a socialist orientation (i.e. nearly all Democrats and many Republicans) feed on emotion and have abdicated their reasoning ability. They don’t care what’s true – they only care if the narrative makes them feel warm and fuzzy and backs up their delusions. 

Surprisingly, Biden didn’t make any major gaffes during the 90-minute spectacle. He did say some weird things, though. At 16:03, when President Trump said everyone would eventually see his tax returns when they’re completed, Biden dropped an Arabic term that I didn’t catch in the live debate, but only saw when reading through the transcript. He responded to the president’s pledge: “When? Inshallah?” Al Jazeera explained the meaning: “While the Arabic language phrase translates to “God willing,” it also has colloquial connotations of ambiguous commitment.” In other words, Biden was speaking in tongues to mock the president, something that sent his Arab supporters into a joyful tizzy. First-class pandering. 

Another interesting moment was when Joe Biden threatened Brazil with economic repercussions if they don’t halt “tearing down the forest.” He said that as president he would reenter the failed Paris Climate Accords and help round up $20 Billion which he would give to Brazil to stop cutting down trees. If they don’t accept, “then you’re going to have significant economic consequences.” Perhaps he was speaking in generalities about the alleged economic problems that would result from forests being cut down, but if you listen to how he said it, it sounds more like a threat. 

It was also somewhat comical when Biden roared, channeling his inner Darth Sidious: “The party is me. Right now, I am the Democratic Party.” In reality, President Trump was correct when he said, in the context of Biden’s glaring refusal to denounce the mob violence of Black Lives Matter and Antifa: 

“I don’t think you have any law enforcement [supporting you]. You can’t even say the word law enforcement. Because if you say those words, you’re going to lose all of your radical left supporters. And why aren’t you saying those words, Joe? Why don’t you say the words law enforcement? Because you know what? If [they] called us in Portland, we would put out that fire in a half an hour. But they won’t do it, because they’re run by radical left Democrats. If you look at Chicago, if you look at any place you want to look, Seattle, they heard we were coming in the following day and they put up their hands and we got back Seattle. Minneapolis, we got it back, Joe, because we believe in law and order, but you don’t. The top 10 cities and just about the top 40 cities are run by Democrats, and in many cases radical left. And they’ve got you wrapped around their finger, Joe, to a point where you don’t want to say anything about law and order. And I’ll tell you what, the people of this country want and demand law and order and you’re afraid to even say it.” 

True, true, and true. Biden is the last person who can say: “I am the Democratic Party.” He’s a doddering front man for a group of Bolshevik psychopaths waiting in the wings to control his presidency, from philandering Kamala Harris to the homosexual radical Pete Buttigieg. Biden is wrapped around their finger. He’s their dupe. 

A small gaffe Biden made was skipping a number while listing. He jumped from number one to number three. President Trump corrected him: “No, you’re on number two.” 

Another moment that some have seen as a gaffe was when Biden refused to condemn the communist terrorist organization Antifa, saying: “Antifa is an idea, not an organization.” There’s a kernel of truth to this statement. There’s not a well-defined hierarchy or structure to Antifa. However, it is a wing of the larger communist conspiracy. Antifa members have traveled to Syria, learned terror tactics from Kurdish communist terror outfits YPG and PKK, and imported those tactics back to the United States. Millions of dollars are funneled to local Antifa organizers, as well as truckloads of supplies. No, they may not have an office or headquarters like the Communist Party USA, but they’re becoming marshaled and disciplined for war against the United States and must be crushed. 

While Blundering Biden may not have made many notable gaffes, he did, however, spew a long litany of lies. Almost every time he opened his mouth, he said something demonstrably false. I have already mentioned several of his lies. He also twisted statistics, fumbled words, and generally came off as unintelligent. He was only saved from his native stupidity by two factors: Chris Wallace and Donald Trump himself. 

Chris Wallace, one of FOX News’ many liberal reporters, moderated the melee. I believe Wallace was given the assignment to do everything he could to make President Trump look like an out-of-control bully. Wallace also did everything he could to interrupt President Trump’s best monologues as well as his best gotcha moments against Biden. Whenever President Trump brought up things that would be very embarrassing for Biden, Wallace quickly jumped in to bail out Biden and rebuke Donald Trump.  

For example, around the 58:30-mark, President Trump pointed out the fact that Joe Biden called our troops “stupid bastards.” Biden quickly claimed he didn’t say it. President Trump responded: “He said it on tape.” And so he did. Anyone can find the tape online and see with their own eyes and hear with their own ears that Biden angrily called the troops “stupid bastards.” When they see the clip, and then remember that Biden denied saying it on national TV, they’ll know for themselves that Biden is a liar. 

Wallace, however, tried to nip this in the bud. He jumped in and said: “Please, sir. Stop. Stop.” Why would the moderator stop the president from pointing out the truth that Biden called our military men “stupid bastards” – on tape?! He didn’t stop Biden when Biden claimed, falsely, that President Trump disparaged our troops. He allowed him to speak. But when the president quoted the actual words Biden said on tape, Wallace derailed the moment and diverted the discussion to global warming, saving Biden from needing to answer for his words. 

Every honest viewer knows that Wallace was on Biden’s side during the debate and participated in a tag-team effort to paint the president into a corner. President Trump pointed it out himself, saying to Wallace just after the twelve-minute-mark: “Well, first of all, I guess I’m debating you, not him, but that’s ok. I’m not surprised.” Perhaps the best analysis of the entire debate was given by Ann Coulter when she pointed out on Twitter how lopsided it all was: 

“Every time Trump is nailing Biden, Chris Wallace interrupts. “That’s the next topic!”” 

This happened numerous times. I’ll give just two examples. During the back-and-forth about Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court, Biden claimed that Roe v. Wade was an issue “on the ballot” and “at stake” in both her nomination and the general election. President Trump rightly said that it’s not on the ballot anywhere. He also asked Biden if he even knew Justice Barrett’s position on Roe, at which point, the 10:40-mark, Wallace butted in and said “we’ll come back to Roe v. Wade.” They never came back to it. 

In another instance, President Trump began highlighting the mountains of corruption Biden’s family, especially his son Hunter, is involved in. He correctly said that Hunter took millions of dollars from Red China. He also pointed out that Hunter received $3.5 million from a Russian oligarch, which recently came to light in federal investigations. As he was pursuing this line of questioning, which Biden attempted to deflect and deny, Wallace jumped in, interrupting the president repeatedly with things like: “Mr. President,” “Mr. President, please. You’ve asked a question,” “Mr. President, this is an open discussion,” “Mr. President, please stop,” and, finally, after Biden got in a slight rebuttal, “That’s the end of the segment. We’re moving on.” I guess Wallace doesn’t want the American People to know that Joe Biden’s family is one of the most corrupt families alive today – a family that has colluded with both Red China and Putin’s Russia. 

Several other examples of Wallace’s diversionary tactics could be brought forth, but these suffice.  Wallace was clearly on team Biden and tried to undermine President Trump throughout the debate. His goal was to show the president as a bully and aggressor and he essentially achieved that goal. 

Ann Coulter and I were not the only ones who noticed the obvious. I was talking with a relative after the debate, and he made the remark: “It was the Trump vs. Wallace debate… did Biden show up? It was a lousy debate… Wallace was clearly biased and was absolutely terrible at doing his job. I blame him for a lot of it.” 

Similarly, from the perspective of a random person on Facebook, this is how the debate went down: 

“Trump: “WELL YOU SEE I’M DOING GREAT AND IM THE BEST” 

Biden: “Well… no… this is… shut up” 

Wallace: “Trump pls shut up”” 

Brian Killmeade also Tweeted: 

“Why is @JoeBiden allowed to interrupt? @realDonaldTrump is not?” 

The entire debate was a debacle, complicated by the moderator choosing sides and allowing Biden to say what he wanted without interruption while trying to undermine the president’s ability to point out Biden’s defects and get in a complete sentence. 

President Trump, however, is partially to blame for Biden avoiding major gaffes. On FOX News today, during the Bill Hemmer Reports segment, commentator Chris Stirewalt voiced an observation that I made last night as well. He said, referring to Biden’s surprising lack of gaffes: “It was Trump who saved him . . . [Biden] is a gaffe monster. He is the king of gaffes. All you have to do is let him talk.” This is spot on. There’s an old saying, attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte: Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. Donald Trump hasn’t learned that lesson, apparently. Instead of letting Biden blather on and trip himself up, showing everyone how daft he really is, President Trump interrupted him constantly, diverting the course of the discussion, and giving Biden chances to lash out, as well as Chris Wallace the chance to rebuke Trump, making him look like a schoolyard bully. Terrible debate strategy. 

Most people seemed disappointed in the debate performance on both sides. How could they not have been? The controlled media, however, has predictably hammered President Trump as a big bully, a buffoon, and a racist. The press both domestically and abroad latched onto the opportunity to crucify Donald Trump yet again. 

I couldn’t care less what anyone else in the world thinks of the United States or our politics, especially Europeans, but, out of curiosity, I wanted to see their response to the debate. For the most part, they excoriated President Trump, singling out the moment when he addressed the Proud Boys, telling them to “stand back and stand by.” This is an important moment since it’s the one the Establishment media has focused on. 

To couch the moment correctly, let’s just cite the transcript: 

Wallace: “You have repeatedly criticized the vice president for not specifically calling out Antifa and other left-wing extremist groups. But are you willing tonight to condemn white supremacists and militia groups and to say that they need to stand down and not add to the violence in a number of these cities as we saw in Kenosha and as we’ve seen in Portland.” 

Trump: “Sure, I’m willing to do that.” 

Wallace: “Are you prepared specifically to do it?” 

Trump: “I would say almost everything [i.e. the rioting and violence] I see is from the left wing not from the right wing. 

Wallace: “But what are you saying?” 

Trump: “I’m willing to do anything. I want to see peace.” 

Wallace: “Well, do it, sir.” 

Biden: “Say it. Do it. Say it.” 

Trump: “What do you want to call them? Give me a name, give me a name. Go ahead, who do you want me to condemn?” 

Wallace: “White supremacists and right-wing militias.” 

Trump: “Proud Boys, stand back and stand by. But I’ll tell you what, somebody’s got to do something about Antifa and the left because this is not a right-wing problem, this is a left-wing.” 

Interesting, is it not, that President Trump did what he was asked to do, said “Sure” he was willing to condemn so-called white supremacy, and specifically told the Proud Boys to stand down and not be involved. Yet, the ravenous media twisted this to mean that President Trump refused to condemn “white supremacy.” 

The idea that America is plagued by “white supremacy” and “racism” by whites against minorities is one of the biggest canards in history. It’s utterly false in every way. Yet, the Marxist media is hell-bent on pressing their nonsense narrative and to divert people away from the reality that blacks commit the overwhelming majority of violent crime in the United States, followed by Latinos, and spurred on by communist provocateurs. So, last night and today, they traipsed out their tired Marxist talking points. From ABC to the BBC and everywhere in between, the controlled press honed in on the idea that President Trump didn’t denounce “white supremacy” but, rather, encouraged it and even called his fellow “racists” to arms. 

Similarly, Chris Wallace lied when he tried to blame “white supremacists” and “right-wing militias” on the violence in Kenosha and Portland. The reference to Kenosha is obviously a reference to Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old who defended himself from a mob of pedophiles and felons who were assaulting him. You can see my article here, and my podcast episode here, where I lay out the real story that media shills like Wallace won’t tell you about how Kyle Rittenhouse is a hero who must be freed from jail. And the reference to Portland is similarly laughable seeing as that city is thoroughly controlled by Antifa and is the scene of constant rampaging by Antifa and Black Lives Matter criminals. 

When you take everything into account, and when you consider who told the most truth, President Trump was the clear winner of the debate. Most polls, as unreliable as they are, show that people agree with my assessment. Yet, because he is thin-skinned and brash, he allowed himself to be presented as the aggressor at a time when he should have made his case from the moral high ground – a position which he in fact occupies. His performance was disappointing at a time when he needed to be a beacon for others. Had he stuck to principles and made substantive principles, the contrast with Biden’s petulant insults and impatience would have been obvious. 

And that’s what this is all about – principles. Elections are not about who wins, but about which principles will prevail. Principles, not parties, are what’s important. We should be debating which worldview will hold sway in America. Indeed, we should be discussing what America stands for and whether our time-tested institutions will be upheld or torn down. 

Judging by last night’s debate, neither President Trump nor Joe Biden has what it takes to truly lead America to her destiny as a shining city on a hill and as a refuge for those seeking Liberty. We could very well hold up the debate as clear evidence that the two-party system is defunct and must be superseded. I suspect third-party candidates will use this sad spectacle as proof of the justice of their cause. 

God help America find our George Washingtons and Thomas Jeffersons to help lead us out of our downward spiral, because the inglorious cast of characters on both sides aren’t cutting it; though President Trump is at least trying his best and sometimes gets things right, buying us perhaps some time to get our act in gear before the darkness closes around us. 

Zack Strong, 

September 30, 2020  

Stay Home, Amy

On Saturday, President Donald Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett to fill the vacant post left on the Supreme Court by the horrendous, pro-LGBT, internationalist Jewish radical, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Mrs. Barrett is being hailed as a conservative icon. In particular, her commitment to her family – her husband and seven children – has won her a lot of brownie points with more traditional folks. However, it is precisely the fact that she has seven children still in the home who need their mother that I oppose her nomination to a position which would take her away from her family. 

To be upfront, I would never vote for a woman for any public position of trust, regardless of her talent or principles, nor do I believe women should be nominated to judgeships, be allowed to serve in the military, and so forth. I have a personal witness that the scriptures are true. The holy scriptures make it abundantly clear that a woman’s calling is in the home and that, whenever possible, she should not work outside of the home. Naturally, circumstances arise which at times require women to work outside of the home or to be the breadwinners. But in the ideal situation, God has appointed man to provide for the family, and woman to bear and nurture children. 

An article on Moms.com described how Amy haphazardly juggles her sacred responsibilities as a mother with her professional duties: 

“Coney Barrett considered becoming a stay-at-home-mother. Then, she was offered a professorship at Notre Dame and took it. At first, she felt guilty when she couldn’t spend time with her children, but because of the support her husband gave her, she continued to teach. 

“Now, she attributes her success to teamwork with her husband, living in a smaller city, and a flexible workplace. She says that Jesse regularly cooks meals and makes doctors’ appointments. Barrett also says that she can volunteer at her children’s school because she can take time to leave chambers and make it to the school quickly. Living in a small community like South Bend, Illinois makes this possible. 

“She recalls having a toy box in her office at Notre Dame so that her daughter Emma could be with her during office hours. Although she never had to, other professors attend faculty meetings with their babies. She highlights the importance of how flexible workplaces help working mothers. Finally, she’s thankful for her husband’s aunt, who has provided the family with childcare for 16 years—since Emma was little. She says that consistent, in-the-home childcare has been a significant factor in making her career possible.” 

This, ladies and gentlemen, is quintessential feminism! It appears to me that far from being a mother first, she has placed motherhood on the backburner. Why should we applaud this woman who deliberately and unnecessarily chose to place her career ambitions above her God-appointed calling to be a mother in the home? 

The line “she couldn’t spend time with her children” says it all. Amy has essentially abdicated her role of mother and homemaker, instead choosing to pursue a career and politics. Because she has failed to be the mother she ought to be, other people have had to pick up the slack. Her husband cooks meals and helps manage the kids because she’s too busy outside the home. And her husband’s aunt has spent sixteen years watching Amy’s children. Tell me, why should we give Amy Coney Barrett brownie points for being a mother of seven children when she doesn’t actually mother those children? 

In an article aptly titled “Feminists Should Be Celebrating Amy Coney Barrett,” we’re given this accurate paragraph: 

“This level of accomplishment and dedication to family, one would imagine, is what feminists are referring to when they say women should be able to “have it all.” Of course, no one can have it all, and life is full of tradeoffs. But you would be hard-pressed to find a woman who has navigated the difficult trenches of career success and motherhood as ably as Barrett.” 

No, you can’t have it all. That’s one of feminism’s greatest lies. It has been used to lure women out of the home and away from their families. A woman who works full-time cannot be a full-time mother. There are no ifs, ands, or buts in that statement. It’s the cold, hard truth. Knowing this, perhaps we should ask whether Amy is really a mother or a professor/judge.

Another op-ed titled “Amy Coney Barrett: A New Feminist Icon” is also revealing: 

“Barrett’s expected confirmation should serve as a catalyst for rethinking the most powerful social movement in the last half century: feminism. . . . 

“Barrett embodies a new kind of feminism, a feminism that builds upon the praiseworthy antidiscrimination work of Ginsburg but then goes further. It insists not just on the equal rights of men and women, but also on their common responsibilities, particularly in the realm of family life. In this new feminism, sexual equality is found not in imitating men’s capacity to walk away from an unexpected pregnancy through abortion, but rather in asking men to meet women at a high standard of mutual responsibility, reciprocity and care. . . . 

“Barrett says that for both parents, the needs of the Barrett children came first, their professions second – and yet both their children and professions thrived. Rather than assume caregiving is a woman’s “choice” to embrace or reject on her own, as Roe does, the Barretts recognize that both mothers and fathers are encumbered by their shared responsibilities to the dependent children in their care. That’s the new feminism building upon, while remaking, the old feminism. 

“It’s not only the Barretts’ teamwork that has made all of this possible. In that same interview, she speaks with gratitude about the consistent child care her husband’s aunt has provided for more than a decade. And she points to the flexibility of her workplace and credits the growing presence of women in the legal profession as giving rise to better working conditions than when she was a young lawyer: “As women are more present in law schools… on faculties, at law firms… the workplace bends to be more flexible as women seek those accommodations.”” 

Isn’t it somewhat disturbing that Amy’s lifestyle can be seen by so many different people as “feminism”? Of course, many are spinning this in a positive light. They find nothing wrong with women in the workplace, precariously balancing their job with their children’s well-being. Yet, I find it extremely sad that a woman who apparently loves her family so much is content with spending so much time away from them and leaving their care in the hands of others. Indeed, it’s a tragedy that a woman who wears her Christianity on her sleeves conveniently ignores those parts of the good book which spell out a woman’s lofty calling as a mother, homemaker, and wife.

There’s a picture making the rounds on the internet showing one of Amy’s daughters looking up to her with a smile on her face. It makes the comment that the daughter is “looking up to her mom.” In the long run, however, what will her daughter remember – that her mom was a fancy judge, or that she was absent in the home during much of her childhood? Will she remember any landmark cases her mom may have been involved in, or will she recall the small, daily moments where her mother showed her love in ways the world does not value? 

Perhaps Amy Coney Barrett’s family really is as happy as they claim. I hope they are. I hope her children are happy. Yet, I know that however happy and well-developed they may be now, they could rise to even greater heights if their mother was in the home with them. Her four daughters, especially, need the example not of a working woman with a busy professional life, but of a humble homemaker and mother performing her duties in this highest and holiest of all callings. I fear that, spurred on by her example, Amy’s children will one day grow up to prioritize career over family as her actions prove she does. 

Let’s be honest, the only reason President Trump selected Mrs. Barrett is because she’s a woman. He’s pandering, as he so often does. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, over whom he gushed with praise, died, so he rushed to fill her spot with yet another career woman. There was not one man available could have done the job, Mr. President? Did you really have to choose a mother of seven children, one of whom has disabilities, to serve in one of the most sensitive positions in the country?

According to my score card, President Trump is only one for three on Supreme Court nominations. He nominated the Establishment charlatan Brett Kavanaugh, apparently unaware of the murder coverups he’s been involved in on behalf of the Establishment. And, now, he’s nominating a woman who ought to be at home with her small children. I’ve been critical of President Trump’s lack of discernment from the beginning. He hits a lot of homeruns, but he also strikes out a fair amount. Amy’s nomination shows, yet again, that President Trump often gives into popular opinion rather than sticking to principled positions. Conservatives clamored for Amy Coney Barrett, and others demanded a woman fill a woman’s position, so he gave them what they wanted. 

If our nation was in touch with its moral roots, we would not celebrate a working woman filling positions of national trust. Instead, we would celebrate the woman who embraces God’s will for her life and stays home with her children. In such a society, the wife would be commended, the homemaker would be cherished, and the mother would be exalted. Instead, in our warped Marxist-feminist culture, the 21st-Century version of Rosie the Riveter is the ideal. 

To close, I want to reiterate that traditional gender roles, as ordained by God Almighty, are not suggestions. They cannot be discarded without serious consequences to individuals, families, and societies; especially by professed Christians. It’s no coincidence that the rise in societal corruption, mismanagement, degeneracy, broken homes, and rebellion, has coincided directly with the rise in women abandoning the home and motherhood in favor of 9-5 desk jobs and worldly accolades. 

Ladies, the home is where you were designed to shine! Don’t let anyone convince you otherwise. The greatest work you can do for society is to stay at home and raise a beautiful family in the ways of God and goodness. Think of it, you can raise the next generation of citizens, shaping them, molding them, and teaching them the principles they will act upon. 

Nothing you do outside of the home will ever match the eternal impact you can have inside your home as a mother. There is no higher and holier calling than motherhood; no profession more important and far-reaching than raising the rising generation. As important as sound Supreme Court justices may be, they won’t long be remembered. But good mothers will be remembered and praised for generations, both by their families and by a society that will benefit from their tender devotion in the home. 

And so, I say, stay home, Amy. For the sake of your beautiful family, the well-being of your young children, and the greater good of society, stay home. 

Zack Strong, 

September 28, 2020 

Saved by Christ

“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 4:16 

One of the enduring controversies in Christendom is whether man is saved by faith or works. This article is a modest contribution to my fellow Christians’ understanding – a testimony that we are saved neither by faith nor works, but by the redemptive power and mercy of the Savior Jesus Christ

The controversy stems from the seeming contradictions that riddle the Bible, as well as the divergent ways various Biblical passages have been translated and passed down by the 40,000 competing Christian denominations in the world. For instance, the Apostle Paul taught that “not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified” (Romans 2:13) and, then, a few verses later, concluded that “a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law” (Romans 3:28). A different time, Paul noted that we are “justified by his grace” (Titus 3:7) while immediately thereafter urging believers to “be careful to maintain good works” (Titus 3:8). If you take one of these four statements out of context, it can appear to justify either of the two opposing schools of thought. 

The Apostle James added to the debate when he taught “faith without works is dead” (James 2:20). Indeed, he rhetorically asked “was not Abraham our father justified by works. . .?” James 2:21). Then he followed this with the idea that “by works a man is justified, and not by faith only” (James 2:24). If you were to look only at James’ writings, you might be led to adopt the “we are saved by works” point of view. 

Let’s add two additional insights to the mix. In Acts, it is explained that “by him [Jesus] all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses” (Acts 13:39). And, finally, the Lord Himself taught: “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned” (Mark 16:16). 

Again, if you were to take one verse out of context, such as that from Acts, you may think that faith alone saves, whereas a different verse leads to a different conclusion. Contrary positions are easy to find when we narrowly focus on some aspects of the Gospel to the exclusion of others of equally validity. What this means, then, is that we must come to comprehend the Gospel Plan in its entirety, checking one verse against another, and making sure there is no disharmony. True principles always harmonize with each other. When you find principles that do not, either they are not true, or your understanding is flawed. This is why it is so crucial to take these matters to God in prayer, relying on the Holy Spirit to confirm the reality to you. 

On close inspection, we find that the various passages cited are not contradictions at all. Rather, the error lies in uninspired interpretations of these correct teachings, and a failure to place these declarations in the broader context of the Gospel Plan of Salvation. James was correct that faith means nothing without accompanying works. Paul was likewise accurate that only grace saves us. And the Lord, of course, spoke the truth when He said that you must believe (i.e. have faith) and be baptized (i.e. do the works) in order to be saved. 

These ideas are reconciled when we remember that it is not the faith or the works, not the belief or the law, not our hope or our deeds, which save us, but, rather, Jesus Christ. I started this piece with what is perhaps my favorite statement made by the Apostle Paul: “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 4:16). It is Christ’s grace, His never-ending mercy, which saves us. Knowing this should embolden us to come to Him as our sole hope for salvation in our Heavenly Father’s Kingdom. 

We may conceptualize this all-important principle like this: Sinful individuals are held captive by justice and cannot free themselves. Justice demands a price for their liberation. But inasmuch as they are in spiritual prison, they cannot pay the price. Jesus Christ, however, did not sin and stands in a position to free, or save, us by offering to pay the price justice demands. With the voluntary sacrifice of His sinless blood – the unassailable honor and perfect virtue of God poured out in compassion on behalf of those who could not save themselves – Jesus appeased the demands of justice. 

The Redeemer’s sacrifice, known as the Atonement, served as a ransom for the captives. It opened the prison gates and gave the captives a chance, if they so choose, to claim their Freedom by walking through the unlocked door. His gift of Freedom, or salvation, from spiritual death placed the Lord in a position to mediate between the sinner and justice. As the Mediator, He sets the conditions whereby His voluntary gift may be received and applied. 

As our Savior, the Son of God has laid out requirements. We freely receive salvation when fulfill the terms and conditions set by Him. For instance, He has commanded us to love God, love our fellow man as ourselves, be meek, have faith in Him, do good to others, pray for our enemies, forgive all who trespass against us, be married according to His law, repent of our sins, be baptized, and, covering all the bases, to keep His commandments. We cannot claim the gift of salvation unless we do these things which our Savior, Mediator, our Redeemer requires. 

As should be obvious, it’s not a matter of picking one or the other, but of doing both. We must have faith and works because the One who ransomed and saved us and who alone can set the terms of repentance, forgiveness, and salvation, has commanded it. It is not faith which saves, but the object of faith – Jesus Christ – which saves. It is not our works that redeem us, but we cannot please and honestly follow the One who does unless we do the works He has required and entered into the ordinances He has ordained. 

In the narrow sense that we are fulfilling the requirements set by our Redeemer, we may perhaps say that we are saved by works, ordinances, or the law. And in the specific sense that the Master said, “Be not afraid, only believe” (Mark 5:36), we may perhaps say that “only” faith redeems us. But He that gave the law and enjoined us to believe in Him is truly the One who saves. His blood, His mercy, His grace, and not any good deed or particle of faith of our own, cleanses, frees, and saves us. 

The Apostle Paul explained: 

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; 

“Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: 

“Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past” (Romans 3:23-25). 

The Lord Himself put it even simpler. He combined faith and works together when He said: 

“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. . . . 

“He that believeth on him is not condemned. . . . 

“. . . he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God” (John3:16, 18, 21). 

Note that we don’t secure salvation by simply saying, “I believe!” Faith alone does not save us. We must believe in Jesus Christ, yes, but we must also do truth, keep the commandments, and perform good deeds. Faith without works surely is dead. 

Earlier in the above discourse, Jesus made clear that: “Except a man be born of water and of the spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God” (John 3:5). Evidently, words and theoretical faith are not enough. There must be works. We must enter into sacred ordinances, like baptism, or we cannot enter into the Kingdom of God. There is no salvation without both works and faith in the Savior Jesus Christ. 

It is perhaps beneficial to define “faith.” The 1835 Lectures on Faith gives my favorite rendering. It says that faith “the principle of action in all intelligent beings” (Lectures on Faith, 1:9). Faith is a verb. It is an action word. At its core, it denotes action. This being true, it is impossible to claim to have faith while not producing good works. When the Lord tells us to believe and exercise faith, He is telling us to do something more than merely trust in Him. He is telling us to follow Him and do those things that He does. 

After all, “every tree is known by his own fruit” (Luke 6:44) and “every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour” (1 Corinthians 3:8). We are known by our deeds and will ultimately be judged for them, not for our level of lifeless faith. 

Those filled with living faith in the Savior Jesus Christ, by default, yield certain distinguishing fruits, or works. Paul expounded: 

“[T]he fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 

“Meekness, temperance. . .” (Galatians 5:22-23). 

Those who walk in the faith of Christ love others, are happy, promote harmony, are patient and calm, do good and are good, exercise trust in the Lord, are humble, and have self-control, among other desirable qualities. The Lord also taught: “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another” (John 13:35). To love is certainly a course of constant action and not mere hope, faith, or intellectual longing. 

The Redeemer instructed those of us who take upon ourselves His holy name: 

“Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe for the very works’ sake. 

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also. . . . 

“If ye love me, keep my commandments” (John 14:11-12, 15). 

Who can read this instruction from the lips of the Lord and not be convinced that works are every bit as necessary as faith? To love the Lord, by His own definition, is to keep the commandments and do the same works He did in His mortal ministry. Truly, faith is a principle of action, and without action, there is no faith. 

Coming at this from a different angle, Jesus also taught that salvation comes only to those who know the Father and the Son (John 17:3). Can you know God except through some exertion on your part? James taught that to gain knowledge, we must ask of God; that is, we must pray (James 1:5). Prayer is an intensive process, as is the fasting that so often accompanies it. Reading the holy scriptures, which is one of the most basic ways we learn of God and His will, is also an action. Our Lord is the perfect example of how much effort goes into prayer, fasting, and spiritual discovering. To know Him and the Father, we cannot neglect to do those same things He did as He walked the streets of Palestine two thousand years ago. 

Though it’s a tall order, He intends us to follow in His path. He taught: 

“I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done. . . . 

“If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them” (John 13:15, 17). 

In one of His greatest sermons, the humble Man of Nazareth spoke repeatedly of the need for works to accompany our faith. Said He: 

“Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life. . . . 

“. . . This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent. . . . 

“. . . I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that beliveth on me shall never thirst” (John 6:27, 29, 35). 

Herein Jesus used the words “believe,” “come,” and “work” interchangeably. The work of God, and, hence, our work, is to believe in Christ. To believe in Christ is to come to Him. To come to Christ means to follow Him, do His works, keep His commandments, exercise faith in His atoning power, and to become gradually more like Him. You simply cannot believe without ding the works of Him in whom you believe. If so, your faith is hollow and lifeless.

To recapitulate what we’ve covered thus far, there is no choice between faith and works; only between following Jesus Christ or not following Him. Those who believe in Him, faithfully do the works He did. Faith itself is a principle of action and cannot be divorced from works. Faith is always demonstrated through works and a willingness to enter into the Lord’s ordinances, keep His commandments, and walk in His paths. When we exercise faith in this manner, the Lord pours out His mercy and redeems us. 

I now appeal to a secondary witness besides the Bible. As imperative and powerful as the Bible’s witness of Jesus Christ is, it is foolish to think God has not furnished the world with a multiplicity of witnesses to the fact that salvation rests only in His Son Jesus Christ. Indeed, if the Bible is true, which it is, then there must be additional scripture and ongoing revelation. 

Did not Peter testify:  

“God is no respecter of persons: 

“But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness is accepted with him” (Acts 10:34-35). 

Did not Paul say: 

“[T]here is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lor over al is rich unto all that cal upon him” (Romans 10:12). 

Do not we read: 

“And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: 

“And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy” (Acts 2:17-18; Joel 2:28). 

And did not the prophet pledge: 

“Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets” (Amos 3:7). 

In numerous places in the Old Testament, we learn that there were many prophets, some unidentified, sent by God to warn and teach Israel at various times. Their warnings are not recorded in the present Bible. Many of their teachings have been lost. Yet, their words were inspired by God as much as any preserved in the Holy Bible. The Lord always has and always will speak to man through prophets. Their words, when inspired, have and always will constitute scripture. It is of the utmost importance that we seek out all that which has been inspired by Heaven and incorporate it into our belief in the Savior for, as noted earlier, true principles are always in harmony one with another regardless of their source. 

Concerning the host of prophets sent by God at various times, 2 Kings 17:3 states:  

“[T]he Lord testified against Israel, and against Judah, by all the prophets, and by all the seers, saying, Turn ye from your evil ways, and keep my commandments and my statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by my servants the prophets.” 

2 Chronicles 36:15-16 also explains: 

“And the Lord God of their fathers sent to them by his messengers, rising up betimes, and sending; because he had compassion on his people, and on his dwelling place; 

“But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his word, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the Lord arose against his people, till there was no remedy.” 

Around 600 B.C., at the time the prophet Jeremiah was preaching, the Lord sent a man named Lehi to prophecy of the destruction of Jerusalem and the scattering of the tribes. Jeremiah wrote that the Lord was continuously sending prophets like himself and Lehi to wicked Israel: 

“Since the day that your fathers came forth out of the land of Egypt unto this day I have even sent unto you all my servants the prophets, daily rising up early and sending them” (Jeremiah 7:25). 

Like Jeremiah, Lehi was rejected and the Jews tried to kill him. Being warned by the Lord, Lehi took his family and fled into the south wilderness. Through the instrumentality of his son Nephi, who became a prophet as like his father, Lehi’s family and the family of another Israelite named Ishmael, built a ship and crossed the ocean, landing in the Americas. The family eventually split into two groups, one led by righteous Nephi, and the other by his unbelieving brother Laman. 

The Nephite people, as they called themselves, were a Christian society of Israelites scattered to the Americas by the Lord. From 600 B.C. to almost 400 A.D., they flourished. Tragically, they eventually rebelled against the Lord and were destroyed by the Lamanites. Per the ancient custom of many cultures, the Nephite prophets recorded a cursory history of their people, and also many of their sacred teachings about Jesus Christ, in a metallic book. 

This book is the “stick of Joseph” seen by Ezekiel (Ezekiel 37:15-19). The “stick of Judah” seen by the same prophet became the Bible. Ezekiel prophesied that the “stick of Joseph” was to join the “stick of Judah” and be “one” in God’s hands (Ezekiel 37:19). Together, the two Israelite records would confound false doctrines and establish the truth that Jesus is the Messiah, the Redeemer of mankind. 

The “stick of Joseph,” or, rather, the Nephite record, was compiled chiefly by a prophet named Mormon, and by his son Moroni. As his people was destroyed, Moroni buried the record in the earth to come forth in the due time of the Lord. That time was 1830. In that year, a young man named Joseph Smith was led to and translated by the power of God the ancient record. In its translated form, the “stick of Joseph” has taken on the name The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. Together with the Bible, it bears witness of the divinity of Jesus Christ and urges all to come to Him for salvation. 

The Book of Mormon, which I testify from the bottom of my soul is a true book given by inspiration, enlightens the understanding, teaches of God, increases our faith in Jesus Christ, contains precious gems of doctrine and wisdom, and is as indispensable as the Bible in fortifying our faith in the Savior. Among other things, it helps clarify, in unmistakable terms, the “faith vs works” controversy. 

For instance, The Book of Mormon explains: 

“[T]here is none other name given under heaven save it be this Jesus Christ, of which I have spoken, whereby man can be saved. . . . 

“For we labor diligently to write, to persuade our children, and also our brethren, to believe in Christ, and to be reconciled to God; for we know that it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do. 

“And, notwithstanding we believe in Christ, we keep the law of Moses, and look forward with steadfastness unto Christ, until the law shall be fulfilled. 

“For, for this end was the law given; wherefore the law hath become dead unto us, and we are made alive in Christ because of our faith; yet we keep the law because of the commandments. 

“And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins. . . . 

“And now behold, I say unto you that the right way is to believe in Christ, and deny him not; and Christ is the Holy One of Israel; wherefore ye must bow down before him, and worship him with all your might, mind, and strength, and your whole soul; and if ye do this ye shall in nowise be cast out” (2 Nephi 25:20, 23-26, 29). 

In this powerful passage, Nephi clearly taught that we are saved by Jesus Christ and by Him alone. It is Him whom we must worship, serve, follow, testify of, and believe in. Nor our faith or works, but His “grace” saves us, “after all we can do.” In the vernacular of the time when Joseph Smith translated the record, the word “after” could mean “notwithstanding.” Thus, the correct understanding is that we are saved by the Lord’s grace, notwithstanding all we can do. 

Yet, we must still keep the commandments and observe the laws and ordinances of God – baptism, giving tithes, helping the needy, observing the Sabbath day, and so forth. But these laws are, in a sense, dead to us. Without the Lord’s grace and power, these works and observances are lifeless and vain. Rather, true spiritual life comes through Christ’s mercy when we “bow down before him, and worship him will all [our] might, mind, and strength, and [our] whole soul.” 

The prophet-historian Mormon gave us valuable insight when he took to task those who tried to baptize little children, supposing that they were sinful and would be lost without baptism. His explanation tells us much about the interplay of faith and works: 

“Little children cannot repent; wherefore, it is awful wickedness to deny the pure mercies of God unto them, for they are all alive in him because of his mercy. 

“And he that saith that little children need baptism denieth the mercies of Christ, and setteth at naught the atonement of him and the power of his redemption. . . . 

“For behold that all little children are alive in Christ, and also all they that are without the law. For the power of redemption cometh on all them that have no law; wherefore, he that is not condemned, or he that is under no condemnation, cannot repent; and unto such baptism availeth nothing – 

“But it is mockery before God, denying the mercies of Christ, and the power of his Holy Spirit, and putting trust in dead works. . . . 

“And the first fruits of repentance is baptism; and baptism cometh by faith unto the fulfilling the commandments; and the fulfilling the commandments bringeth remission of sins; 

“And the remission of sins bringeth meekness, and lowliness of hearth; and because of meekness and lowliness of heat cometh the visitation of the Holy Ghost, which Comforter filleth with hope and perfect love, which love endureth by diligence unto prayer, until the end shall come, when all the saints shall dwell with God” (Moroni 8:19-20, 22-23, 25-26). 

From this example, we can see that it is Christ’s mercy, not “dead works,” that save us. Yet, we can also see that when we have vibrant faith in the Savior, we do certain things, such as keeping the commandments, be baptized, repenting, being diligent to prayer, and enduring in faith until the end of our lives. To put our trust in works alone is the same as denying Christ’s mercy and Atonement. Redemption only comes by submitting to God’s will and, thereby, being covered by the Savior’s grace. 

The life of the Nephite prophet named Alma also exemplified the correct habits of faith and works, as well as the process of receiving grace and transforming from a fallen man to a redeemed son of God. Alma, like Paul, actively attempted to destroy the Lord’s Church. As he was going about secretly with a band of followers to spread dissent, an angel appeared, rebuking him. Alma was so shocked and overcome by the realization that he had fought against God that he fell into a lifeless stupor for three agonizing days. He later spoke of his experience and what finally saved him: 

“I was racked with eternal torment, for my soul was harrowed up to the greatest degree and racked with all my sins. 

“. . . I saw that I had rebelled against my God, and that I had not kept his holy commandments. 

“Yea, I had murdered many of his children, or rather led them away unto destruction; yea, and in fine so great had been my iniquities, that the very thought of coming into the presence of my God did rack my soul with inexpressible horror. . . . 

“. . . while I was harrowed up by the memory of my many sins, behold, I remembered also to have heard my father prophesy unto the people concerning the coming of one Jesus Christ, a Son of God, to atone for the sins of the world. 

“Now, as my mind caught hold upon this thought, I cried within my heart: O Jesus, thou Son of God, have mercy on me, who am in the gall of bitterness, and am encircled about by the everlasting chains of death. 

“And now, behold, when I thought this, I could remember my pains no more; yea, I was harrowed up by the memory of my sins no more. 

“And oh, what joy, and what marvelous light I did behold; yea, my soul was filled with joy as exceeding as was my pain!” (Alma 36:12-14, 17-20) 

In another testimony of this same life-altering event, Alma noted: 

“[A]nd never, until I did cry out unto the Lord Jesus Christ for mercy, did I receive a remission of my sins. But behold, I did cry unto him and I did find peace to my soul. 

“. . . there is no other way or means whereby man can be saved, only in and through Jesus Christ” (Alma 38:8-9). 

Alma’s redemption did not come by works, for he had been a wicked man. Neither did it come through faith, though he exercised at least a particle of faith when he cried in the anguish of his sufferings to Christ. Rather, it was the mercy, grace, and compassion of Jesus Christ alone which pulled Alma out of the pit of despair. Only Jesus can save. Only His mercy can heal us. Only His grace, which He can freely share to the penitent because of the Atonement which He worked out in Gethsemane and on the Cross, has the power to rescue us from our fallen state. 

It is instructive to note that immediately after his life-changing experience with the Lord’s abundant goodness, Alma and his fellow ex-apostate companions, went about “zealously striving to repair all the injuries which they had done to the church, confessing their sins, and publishing all the things which they had seen, and explaining the prophecies and the scriptures to all who desired to hear them” (Mosiah 27:35). We are given to understand that these men became “instruments in the hands of God in bringing many to the knowledge of the truth, yea, to the knowledge of their Redeemer” (Mosiah 27:36). 

Jesus’ titles Savior and Redeemer perhaps carry the most meaning. Above all, He lives to save and redeem us from our fallen natures, our sins, and the grasp of justice. The Book of Mormon explains: 

“And behold, this is the whole meaning of the law, every whit pointing to that great and last sacrifice; and that great and last sacrifice will be the Son of God, yea, infinite and eternal. 

“And thus he shall bring salvation to all those who shall believe on his name; this being the intent of this last sacrifice, to bring about the bowels of mercy, which overpowereth justice, and bringeth about means unto men that they may have faith unto repentance. 

“And thus mercy can satisfy the demands of justice, and encircles them in the arms of safety, while he that exercises no faith unto repentance is exposed to the whole law of the demands of justice; therefore only unto him that has faith unto repentance is brought about the great and eternal plan of redemption. . . . 

“. . . behold, now is the time and the day of your salvation; and therefore, if ye will repent and harden not your hearts, immediately shall the great plan of redemption be brought about unto you” (Alma 34:14-16, 31). 

The Lord suffered beyond the power of words to describe so that you and I do not have to, if we will repent. His mercy can cover our weaknesses, blot our sins, and lift us out of the pit. We may be rebellious like Paul or Alma, yet, as in the case of these two stalwart disciples, if we are sincere, we may be forgiven and redeemed quickly. 

A modern apostle of the Lord, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, gave this thought about repentance, which hits upon both faith and works and the willingness of our Savior to quickly help us on our feet and give us a clean bill of spiritual health: 

“You can change anything you want to change, and you can do it very fast. That’s another satanic suckerpunch—that it takes years and years and eons of eternity to repent. It takes exactly as long to repent as it takes you to say, “I’ll change”—and mean it. Of course there will be problems to work out and restitutions to make. You may well spend—indeed you had better spend—the rest of your life proving your repentance by its permanence. But change, growth, renewal, and repentance can come for you as instantaneously as for Alma and the sons of Mosiah. Even if you have serious amends to make, it is not likely that you would qualify for the term, “the vilest of sinners,” which is the phrase Mormon uses in describing these young men. Yet as Alma recounts his own experience in the thirty-sixth chapter of the book that bears his name, his repentance appears to have been as instantaneous as it was stunning. 

“Do not misunderstand. Repentance is not easy or painless or convenient. It is a bitter cup from Hell. But only Satan, who dwells there, would have you think that a necessary and required acknowledgment is more distasteful than permanent residence. Only he would say, “You can’t change. You won’t change. It’s too long and too hard to change. Give up. Give in. Don’t repent. You are just the way you are.” That, my friends, is a lie born of desperation. Don’t fall for it” (Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, “For Times of Trouble,” BYU Address, March 18, 1980). 

The works we do to prove the permanence of our repentance, and the sincerity of our souls, as indispensable as they are, still do not save us. Even the faith we exercise to call upon the Lord for mercy, doesn’t do the trick. The Lord’s redeeming blood saves us. When He knows that we repent “and mean it,” then His mercy is extended. He takes us by the hand and lifts us up. If we then prove our repentance by its permanence and continue our lives in faithful service, the Savior will carry us back to the Father’s Kingdom. 

To stand blameless before God, we must have both faith and works. If we have faith in His Son, we will do the works He did. And if we keep His commandments and believe in Him, the “bowels of mercy” will redeem us. By Christ Jesus we are saved. His holy blood has atoned for all who will humble themselves, walk in His straight and narrow path, do His works, love as He loves, and trust in His promise and power to save. 

I end with a passage from The Book of Mormon that speaks of my Savior and with a brief personal witness. The prophet-king Benjamin affirmed the following doctrine: 

“And moreover, I say unto you, that there shall be no other name given nor any other way nor means whereby salvation can come unto the children of men, only in and through the name of Christ, the Lord Omnipotent. 

“. . . men drink damnation to their own souls except they humble themselves and become as little children, and believe that salvation was, and is, and is to come, in and through the atoning blood of Christ. . . . 

“And moreover, I say unto you, that the time shall come when the knowledge of a Savior shall spread throughout every nation, kindred, tongue, and people. 

“And behold, when that time cometh, none shall be found blameless before God, except it be little children, only through repentance and faith on the name of the Lord God Omnipotent” (Mosiah 3:17-18, 20-21). 

I know that the Bible and Book of Mormon are true books given of God. I know that Jesus Christ is our Lord, Redeemer, and Advocate with the Father. I know that He requires us to have faith in Him and to follow Him in doing His works. And I know that those who follow the Savior will be saved by Him for, notwithstanding all we can do, if we repent and have faith on His name, we are saved by Christ. 

September 27, 2020 

Community Standards and the Dictatorship of Consent

 It happened to me recently for the twelfth and thirteenth times and, if you’re in the habit of truth-telling, I’d wager it has or soon will happen to you. Facebook again restricted one of my pages for sixty days, threatening to “unpublish” it, and, shortly thereafter, blocked a private group I operate for ninety days. The two excuses they most frequently use to censor content they disagree with are “hate speech” and alleged “community standards” violations. This time, they went with the latter. The incidents inspired me to again raise my voice against the dictatorial cyberbullying tactics of big tech and the very grave threat they pose to Freedom. 

Before we dive into our analysis of digital censorship, let’s address a common rebuttal. Many people, when they hear of censorship on social media platforms, shrug and say, “Well, they’re private companies; they can censor anyone they want.” This rebuttal is based on a truth, but is incorrect in our context. 

First, let’s address the truthful part of the equation. The right of discrimination, or association, is indeed constitutionally protected – though modern laws of Marxist origin have severely chipped away at that right. “Discrimination” in this sense does not mean what people today think it means. It simply means “to choose.” That is, a private company, business, church, property owner, home owner, etc., has a right to choose who may enter their property and to set the terms of use while they’re there. 

A private property owner or church or theater, for instance, can require you to wear a mask on their premises – as absolutely idiotic as that policy is. A private store may also prohibit certain peoples or groups from entering or receiving service – blacks, whites, gays, straights, hunchbacks, hippies, or whomever. As in the former case, this would be an unsound business practice. Yet, it is a right. It’s the old “no shirt, no shoes, no service” principle in action. 

Former generations took this right for granted. If a shop posted a sign asking them to put on their shoes, they respectfully obliged. Today, this basic understanding of, and respect for, property rights has fallen by the wayside. It is under attack by rebellious people wanting to flout the rules they don’t like as well as governments attempting to force businesses to comply with their whims. 

Most rational people can agree that governments have no right to dictate policy to a private business. Yet, many of these same people believe it’s ok for an individual to trample that same private business’s rights. Those who dislike the policies that the privately-owned store on the corner sets have a right, too. They may “vote with their feet” and take their business elsewhere. They may also stand on public property and protest. They can peaceably encourage and persuade and cajole. But they do not have the right to go onto someone else’s property, or in their store, or in their church, or into their home, and deliberately defy their rules. We must not allow that to happen as a society, regardless of whether Big Brother or Ben from down the block is the offender. 

I repeat: As foolish and unsound as banning groups of people from your store or requiring masks may be, and as trampled as property rights have been in recent years by activist courts, scheming politicians, and rebellious individuals, we must hold these rights sacrosanct. I emphatically support and endorse the God-given right of discrimination, or, if you prefer the nicer sounding version, the right of association. Without property rights, there is no Liberty

With the right of association for private entities acknowledged, I move my second point. Despite their claims, I seriously challenge whether Facebook and the other tech giants actually are private institutions. Is a company truly private if it receives billions of dollars from tax payers? Facebook receives billions in tax subsidies annually! Did you know that your tax money is going to Mark Zuckerberg and his fellow Marxists at Facebook? All the big social media platforms and search engines – Twitter, YouTube, Google, etc. – receive huge tax breaks and subsidies, which they then use to silence your voice and censor pro-America information. 

It’s my firm position that an organization which receives tax payer money cannot claim the right of discrimination/association. Rather, such publicly-subsidized corporations ought to be required to uphold public law, such as the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights. If their funds come from us, they ought to be accountable to us. It is on these grounds that I contend Facebook, Twitter, and all the rest, are engaged in mass violations of our rights and need to be brought to heel. 

Make no mistake, Facebook’s and Twitter’s and YouTube’s actions are not noble or well-intentioned. They’re not honestly trying to rid the web of legitimate “hate speech,” uphold high “community standards,” or clean up their platforms of filth and cultural degeneracy. They’re not trying to curb disinformation, construct bridges of understanding between groups, create forums for dialogue, combat prejudice, root out domestic terrorists, or any of the usual talking points. In actual fact, they are engaged in blatant censorship that impacts livelihoods, reputations, careers, relationships, and, yes, the general health of our nation. 

We would do well to ask, who and what are being censored? The response is self-evident: Conservatives, constitutionalists, conspiracy researchers, and Christians are being silenced along with the philosophies of Americanism, constitutionalism, traditionalism, and Christianity. Anyone who promotes individual rights, limited government, rule of law, nationalism, America-first politics, traditional family values, marriage between a man and a woman, the sanctity of life, Biblical sexual norms, or the pristine Gospel of Jesus Christ, is on the chopping block. Anyone who exposes conspiracy and corruption, informs others about the Satanic cabal that seeks to dominate the world, details false-flag attacks against our People such as the 9/11 attacks or the Coronavirus psyop, decries unconstitutional wars of aggression, fights against harmful technologies and substances from vaccines to 5G to drugs, and so forth, is considered the enemy. In short, anyone who opposes the global communist agenda with its assault on Faith, Families, and Freedom, is harassed, bullied, restricted, censored, and ultimately silenced by big tech. 

I can get banned from Facebook for quoting a John Hopkins psychiatrist who said that transgenderism is a mental illness, but leftist radicals don’t get penalized for calling for the assassination of the president, the overthrow of our Republic, or the extermination of whites. I can have my pages restricted for quoting a Winston Churchill statement that showed Adolf Hitler in a favorable light, but people can issue death threats and the most horrid streams of profanity and hate against me with impunity. I can find myself in Facebook’s virtual GULAG for calling for a united front against Bolshevism, but feminists can call for the mass infanticide of babies. I can be censored for “hate speech” for saying “It’s Ok to Be White,” but Black Lives Matter can spew their anti-white hate and racial division all day, every day. 

Evidently, Marxist hate against Christians, whites, constitutionalists, and the like, doesn’t constitute “hate speech,” but literally anything said by anyone in one of the above classes is fair game for censorship. Facebook’s “community standards” are designed with the purpose of compelling dissenters into compliance with their ideological whims. The bias is so obvious that no honest person can deny it. Antifa, Black Lives Matter, Democrats, communists, LGBT lunatics, mentally ill transgenders, feminists, baby-killers, cultural degenerates, drag queens, pedophiles, and others of their ilk, have free reign. These people are allowed to spew profanity, share nudity, and hurl threats in every direction. Their destructive dogmas and ideas aren’t considered inflammatory to the Facebook “community,” but healthy pro-life, pro-Christ, and pro-America statements are. 

A massive, deliberate double standard exists in the social media world. People like me who love America, our Founding Fathers and national heroes, our Heaven-inspired Constitution, and our nation’s noble heritage of Freedom, are singled out, bullied, and kicked into the corner. Alex Jones and his InfoWars operation have been permanently banned, as have numerous other activists, journalists, and dissenters. Why? Because they share truths that, if grasped by the People at large, would undermine and destroy the power of the rootless, international clique of gangsters which Facebook serves. 

To reiterate, people’s livelihoods and God-given rights are being impacted by this censorship perpetrated in the name of “community standards” and eliminating “hate speech.” Almost as if they were trying to imitate the oppressive Beast system described in John’s Apocalypse, big tech is trying to penalize you for not going along with their Bolshevik ideology. Those whose livelihoods rely on their viewership and followers on a given platform are having their ability to “buy and sell” restricted – unless they bend the knee and pledge obeisance to the Establishment’s throne. 

For those who tragically dismiss scripture as a valid source of information, let’s use a more concrete example of what big tech in America is attempting to do. In Red China, the communist state has employed technology – cameras, credit systems, social media, etc. – to monitor, control, and even criminalize its subjects. This has been called their “social credit system.” Chinese subjects score points for going along with Communist Party policies. They lose points for myriad forms of dissent, whether ideological, political, spiritual, or economic. With the loss of points comes the loss of “privileges,” such as riding on public transport, acquiring bank loans, importing goods from abroad, emigrating, and so forth. It’s nothing more than high-tech tyranny – a digital GULAG for the Twenty First Century. 

A privately-backed social credit system has already been built here in the United States. It is being gradually rolled out on social media. Whether it’s YouTube demonetizing your channel because you shared a point of view they dislike, Twitter censoring your voice for siding with the wrong political group, or Facebook penalizing you for violating alleged “community standards,” the social credit system is here in an unofficial capacity. These subtle censorship shenanigans are pushing everyone towards a collectivist “go along to get along” mentality. People don’t want to be ostracized, banned, or lose their friends or followings, so they join the Black Lives Matter crowd, jump on the Trump-hate bandwagon, and gush support for perverse pedophile films like “Cuties.” It is nothing short of a dictatorship of consent. 

In April, Italian politician Vittorio Sgarbi delivered a powerful and fiery speech, excoriating his government for lying to the public about alleged the Coronavirus death toll and grossly exaggerating the numbers. He said the deliberate twisting of the numbers was designed to “terrorize Italians and impose a dictatorship of consent.” The term “dictatorship of consent,” or “dictatorship by consent,” is not new. Yet, it applies perfectly to the way big tech attempts to bully people into compliance online. Terms like “community standards” do nothing but brainwash people into going along with what the “community” (i.e. the high-tech Marxist dictatorship) wants. It’s Pavlovian training on a global scale.

The sort of sheepish acquiescence to tyranny we so often see is flagrantly unAmerican. Collectivism is unAmerican. Every form of socialism-communism is unAmerican. Big tech’s censorship of patriotic voices is unAmerican. Giving consent by lending compliance to an oppressive system is unAmerican.

We have to make a choice as free Americans. Will we allow ourselves to be tyrannized by a self-appointed dictatorship that wants to control our minds and force us into compliant slavery or will we reject the dictatorship of consent and instead repeat Benjamin Franklin’s motto, “Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to God”? Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and the rest, think they can terrorize us into compliance. They think we will walk willingly into the digital GULAG they’ve built for us. Surely, some will. Some value so-called security over real Liberty. Those who do are cowards. Their destiny is shame and regret. Ignore them. 

As for the rest of us, the modern Sons of Liberty, we will not trade Freedom for security, America for a global Marxist superstate, or Freedom of thought and expression under the Constitution for high-tech oppression with its false comfort of “community standards.” Those who comply with Facebook’s tyrannical efforts to censor Christians, conservatives, and anti-communists, don’t speak for the rest of us. Millions of us will never go along with the big tech version of communist China’s social credit system. 

And, so, as we square off against the dictatorship of consent both online and in the real world, in the form of Facebook censorship or in the shape of Black Lives Matter savages screaming at you to kneel before them, remember that Freedom never comes easily. The Marxist big tech gurus have gained a foothold in the American mind. They must be rooted out of the mind and heart first before they can be cleared out of our society. The “swamp” will never be drained until the realm of ideas is free from hostile outposts of the dictatorship. Refuse to give your consent to this corrupt communist cabal. If you refuse to let this parasitical entity feast on you, it will eventually lose power and die.

Stand up against the digital terror and take back your mind. Make your mind a fortress. Reject the urge to go along to get along. Don’t empower the dictatorship of consent; withdraw your consent and let it wither. Fight the communist cancer eating through our blessed nation and replace it with the unique American Freedom philosophy. History and truth are on our side, fellow freeman. So, hold the line against our vicious attackers and their big tech henchmen and defend our Faith, Families, and Freedom. 

Zack Strong, 

September 25, 2020 

The Constitution Now and Forever!

Never has there been a time in our nation’s history when the values and principles our great Republic was founded upon have been more neglected, assaulted, and on verge of overthrow as today. Communists openly parade in our streets and call for the ousting of the president. Marxist terror organizations like Antifa and Black Lives Matter rampage in the cities, looting, destroying, and burning everything to ash. Worse still, our culture had been perverted and de-Christianized beyond recognition. The very idea of America as a shining city on a hill – a refuge for those seeking to protect and enjoy their Faith, Families, and Freedom – is under withering attack. And the compact that holds together the American People as a united force, the U.S. Constitution, is dangling by a single thread.

I have not been shy about stating my unshakable belief that the Constitution of the United States was and is inspired by Almighty God. Nothing matching its brilliance has ever been devised by the minds of men because the Constitution did not originate in mortal minds, but in the mind of the Creator. The American Founding Fathers acknowledged their reliance upon, and faith in, the Lord in The Declaration of Independence. They staked everything on the idea that rights come from God, that Freedom is our birthright, and that the purpose of civil society was to defend and secure individual rights while punishing those who would violate them.

After nominally securing their Independence from tyrannical Great Britain after the Revolution, the American states existed in a loose confederacy. Their governing charter, the Articles of Confederation, was weak and inefficient. It was not strong or wise enough to keep thirteen free and independent states united together under one umbrella of principles and purpose. Just a few short years into Independence, the confederacy was about to collapse into economic ruin, anarchy, and civil war.

Take the time to read the correspondence between America’s early leaders in the period between 1783 and 1787 and you discover that they felt their country tottered on the precipice of cataclysm. The currency was worthless. Congress was powerless to enforce its laws or to extract funds to operate. States began taxing one another and their peoples were on the verge of civil war. Mobs gathered and rioted. And Europe sat licking its lips, waiting to pounce and gobble up the divided fragments of America. The confederated states needed a miracle to survive.

Heaven knew the situation and sent a miracle. The People’s representatives, led by George Washington, James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, George Wythe, Roger Sherman, Alexander Hamilton, my own relative Caleb Strong, and other illustrious statesmen, met in Philadelphia to revise the defunct Articles of Confederation. At one point during their deliberations, Benjamin Franklin delivered a stiring plea. He remarked:

“[H]ow has it happened, Sir, that we have not hitherto once thought of humbly applying to the Father of lights to illuminate our understandings? In the beginning of the Contest with G. Britain, when we were sensible of danger we had daily prayer in this room for the divine protection.–Our prayers, Sir, were heard, and they were graciously answered. All of us who were engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of a Superintending providence in our favor. To that kind providence we owe this happy opportunity of consulting in peace on the means of establishing our future national felicity. And have we now forgotten that powerful friend? or do we imagine that we no longer need his assistance?

“I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth–that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid? We have been assured, Sir, in the sacred writings, that “except the Lord build the House they labour in vain that build it.” I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without his concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the Builders of Babel: We shall be divided by our little partial local interests; our projects will be confounded, and we ourselves shall become a reproach and bye word down to future ages. And what is worse, mankind may hereafter from this unfortunate instance, despair of establishing Governments by Human Wisdom and leave it to chance, war and conquest.

“I therefore beg leave to move–that henceforth prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven, and its blessings on our deliberations, be held in this Assembly every morning before we proceed to business, and that one or more of the Clergy of this City be requested to officiate in that service.”

Due to a lack of funds, a chaplain’s services were never employed. But the spirit of these humble sentiments rested upon the Convention the remainder of the summer as the Constitution gradually fell into place.

The Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787. On that day, George Washington penned a letter to the president of Congress, in which he observed:

“In all our deliberations on this subject we kept steadily in our view, that which appears to us the greatest interest of every true American, the consolidation of our Union, in which is involved our prosperity, felicity, safety, perhaps our national existence. This important consideration, seriously and deeply impressed on our minds, led each State in the Convention to be less rigid on points of inferior magnitude, than might have been otherwise expected; and thus the Constitution, which we now present, is the result of a spirit of amity, and of that mutual deference and concession which the peculiarity of our political situation rendered indispensible.”

The creation of a strong and free Union was one of the crowning achievements of the Constitution. Before the Constitution, the people of America were Virginians, New Yorkers, South Carolinians, and so forth. After the Constitution, they became Americans first and above all else. The authority of the Constitution is in fact embodied in the Presmble’s phrase: “We the People.”

The Preamble beautifully spelled out the purpose of the Constitution; indeed, the purpose of the American People:

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

James Madison called the Constitution the “cement of the Union” (James Madison, First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1809). More than any other thing, this ingenious charter of Freedom pulled Americans of all persuasions together and set them on the course to greatness.

As one united People, and under the guidance of the Constitution, Americans did just what they set out to do – they estsblished a Republic that became the freest, most powerful, most prosperous state in the world. Peace prevailed, law and order were upheld, happiness was general, goodness was common, and the blessings of Liberty were enjoyed more widely and by a larger group of people than ever before in recorded history. And it was all due to the People’s native virtue and their careful obedience to the enlightened precepts of the Constitution.

Every American owes a debt to the Constitution and to the men who sacrificed to institute and maintain it. The core idea of America – the revolutionary idea that men can and should govern themselves and that they have rights and a stewardship for which they are accountable to God alone – still exists today, albeit in a bloodied and battered state, because of the Constitution. The Constitution had been attacked on every side since its inception, yet, because of its genius and its sacred origin, it still stands. Millions of Americans would still fight and die to maintain our beloved Constitution.

In his Farewell Address of 1796, President George Washington warned of the very problems facing us in 2020. He warned of factional strife, changes to sound principles, the danger of foreign influence, the scourge of foreign war, and the machinations of a minority combined against the Liberty enshrined in the Constitution. He stated:

“To the efficacy and permanency of your Union, a government for the whole is indispensable . . . 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.

“All obstructions to the execution of the laws, all combinations and associations, under whatever plausible character, with the real design to direct, control, counteract, or awe the regular deliberation and action of the constituted authorities, are destructive of this fundamental principle, and of fatal tendency. They serve to organize faction, to give it an artificial and extraordinary force; to put, in the place of the delegated will of the nation the will of a party, often a small but artful and enterprising minority of the community; and, according to the alternate triumphs of different parties, to make the public administration the mirror of the ill-concerted and incongruous projects of faction, rather than the organ of consistent and wholesome plans digested by common counsels and modified by mutual interests.

“However combinations or associations of the above description may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely, in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.

“Towards the preservation of your government, and the permanency of your present happy state, it is requisite, not only that you steadily discountenance irregular oppositions to its acknowledged authority, but also that you resist with care the spirit of innovation upon its principles, however specious the pretexts.”

The old General may as well have been speaking of the Progressive Congressional Caucus whose members infest Congress, governors who defy the Constitution and oppress their peoples, Black Lives Matter, the ADL, and SPLC, which sow racial division and hate, Antifa and the Communist Party which stir up violence and rebellion, the “defund the police” movement which is paving the way for increased thuggery, the destruction of lives and property, and full-scale insurrection, and any number of acts of presidents, the courts, and legislatures which have divided our People, weakened the rule of law, and made us less free. The remedy prescribed by the Father of our Country is obedience to the Constitution, adherence to its pristine principles, and resistance to the “organized factions” trying to “subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government.”

America’s #1 enemy, apart from her own unrighteousness, apathy, and ignorance, is the communist conspiracy. Most were fooled into complacency when the Soviets faked their “collapse,” believing that the communists’ threat to our society had ended. In truth, the cabal has worked at breakneck speed the past thirty years to bring America to a tipping point. The current crisis engulfing our nation is their doing. Those of us who warned of this conspiracy are gratified to see people waking up in droves, but lament that it took a national crisis, the loss of so much Liberty, and the shattering of peace to shake them from their slumber.

By returning to the original principles of the Constitution, enforcing them in every state and community for the protection of our inalienable rights, harshly punishing oath-breakers and criminals, and forcefully crushing the illegal and treasonous communist movement and all of its front groups – Black Lives Matter, Antifa, Open Society Foundations, ActBlue, Code Pink, Socialist Party USA, etc. – we can save our special nation from a horrific crisis. The enemy is so entrenched that it will almost certainly require blood to restore our Republic. Blood is always the price of Freedom. By acting swiftly now, however, we can mitigate the quantity of blood and ensure that it is communist, not patriot blood, that refreshes the tree of Liberty.

The American People, united behind the correct set of principles, rallied by the memory of their God, families, and country, and roused by their burning love of Freedom, are unstoppable! We may slip and lose ground temporarily in the coming clash, but don’t lose hope and don’t be afraid; our side will triumph. Freedom will prevail. Americanism will defeat communism. And the Constitution will stand supreme once again.

Long ago, our beloved George Washington affirmed: “The Constitution is the guide which I never can abandon” (George Washington to Boston Selectmen, July 28, 1795). Let that be our pledge as American Sons of Liberty. Let’s follow our General’s lead once more as we surge into battle against our ravenous enemies. Let our bright banner read: “The Constitution Now and Forever!”

Zack Strong,

September 17, 2020

Russell M. Nelson – Prophet of God

Our sustaining of prophets is a personal commitment that we will do our utmost to uphold their prophetic priorities. Our sustaining is an oath-like indication that we recognize their calling as a prophet to be legitimate and binding upon us.” – President Russell M. Nelson, “Sustaining the Prophets,” General Conference, October, 2014

Many people believe that the most powerful person on earth is the president of the United States. This is incorrect. The most powerful man on earth, filling the most globally-significant position of trust, is the Lord’s living prophet.

President Russell M. Nelson

This man is a prophet, a seer, and a revelator for the whole earth. He is the Savior’s intermediary tasked with delivering the Lord’s current will to mankind, teaching His doctrine, and presiding over the gathering of Israel prior to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. This man serves as the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which is the burgeoning Kingdom of God that will stand through the Millennium. Today, Russell M. Nelson is the individual called of God to lead His earthly Church, speak in His holy name, and hold the keys of Priesthood authority to perform saving Gospel ordinances.

Russell M. Nelson is not a name familiar to most people. Yet, this humble man is the one chosen by Jehovah to preside over His affairs. He is the Lord’s captain and commanding officer. He is the one selected, as Peter of old, to sit in the presidency of the Savior’s Church and administer His ordinances of salvation.

It is my desire to help you understand who President Nelson is, what he has been teaching, and why your attention should be riveted on him more than on any other person currently living. I also wish to bear my personal witness that Russell M. Nelson is indeed a prophet in every sense of the word; an inspired man like Moses, Abraham, or Isaiah. Not only is he a prophet, he is the prophet called by the resurrected Redeemer to speak to the world on His behalf at this hour.

Before speaking specifically about President Nelson, a word about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints over which he presides is in order. A century after Christ, the Church He established fell into disarray and apostasy. The New Testament writers frequently warned of impending apostasy. Indeed, some lamented that the various branches of the Church were already accepting false teachers and falling into wickedness. One cannot read the New Testament without encountering these warnings and prophesies.

During His earthly ministry, the Lord ordained twelve apostles to lead His Church. He set Peter at their head to serve as the prophet and presiding authority. In his capacity as president of the Church, Peter received revelation as needed and directed the affairs of the Church. To cite one example, Peter received the revelation that it was time to take the Gospel to the gentiles. This pattern of continuing revelation was to mark the Lord’s Church, as was leadership via a duly ordained prophet and body of twelve apostles.

Eventually, Peter, the Lord’s prophet, was taken and murdered. James, Philip, Andrew, Paul, and the rest of the apostles, except John who was not slain but went on to higher work, were martyred for their testimony of the divinity of Jesus Christ. In the wake of their murders and the consequent dissolution of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles, who was left to lead the Lord’s Church? Who was left with the Priesthood authority to preside over the Church and officiate in essential ordinances? The sad answer is that no one was called by the Lord to fill these indispensable offices. No one was ordained in the proper way by others holding the same apostolic authority. Tragically, the Lord’s line of Priesthood authority ended with the death of the last apostle.

Inasmuch as Peter and the other apostles received their authority directly under the hands of the Savior, it was necessary that either they or Jesus personally extended the same authority to others. The resurrected Lord did not do so, as all sects admit the apostolic line ended. Furthermore, there is no record that Peter and his associates conferred their authority on successors either. Hence, the keys of the Priesthood authority – that power and authority necessary to officiate in saving ordinances like baptism and conferring the Holy Ghost – was lost and could only be restored by divine manifestation.

Though the bishop of Rome and others subsequently claimed authority to lead the Church, the apostasy overtook it as the New Testament writers prophesied would happen. As a brief historical note, the bishop of Rome was not an apostle, lacked apostolic authority to govern the Lord’s Church, and tried to make his claim while John, an authentic apostle and successor to Peter, was yet alive – thus making him an impostor. His claim, and those of his direct papal successors, is, thus, null and void. No other claimant to this sacred authority last held by John can be identified, nor was the body of twelve apostles perpetuated as established by the Savior.

This wholesale apostasy necessitated not a mere reformation, but a full restoration of the Gospel with its authority, ordinances, and gifts. This pattern of apostasy, loss of authority, and later restoration by divine manifestation through a newly called prophet, occurred several times in Biblical history, so it should not be surprising to any diligent student of the Bible that yet another apostasy, followed by a restoration, happened after the death of the apostles. John, in fact, prophesied of a future restoration. He foretold:

“And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people” (Revelation 14:6).

“Clarion Call” by Rose Datoc Dall

Surely one cannot believe that the Apostle John, a legal administrator of the Gospel, would speak of the need for an angel to come declaring the Gospel if that Gospel was intended to exist in an unbroken line as is generally supposed. The fact is, as John knew and spoke of, and as Peter and Paul and others testified, that the Lord’s Church would be lost from the earth and would need to be restored by Heavenly intervention and the appearance of angels.

Thankfully for the world, the Lord fulfilled His promise and the “everlasting gospel” was restored to the earth in 1830 through the instrumentality of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Joseph Smith began his unassuming life as a poor, hard-working farm boy. He became interested in the salvation of his soul, talked to pastors, attended various churches, and prayed to God to know which of all the contending sects was correct and which he should join.

In answer to his simple, faith-filled prayer, the Lord personally appeared to Joseph Smith in a grove of trees near Palmyra, New York. Both the Father and the Son appeared in a powerful manifestation that forever changed the world. The Lord explained to Joseph that all the churches had gone astray. They professed His name, but lacked His authority. The Lord therefore called Joseph to be His prophet to restore His Gospel in its authoritative fullness.

In subsequent years after this First Vision, an angel named Moroni did appear and delivered sacred teachings and writings to Joseph Smith. The most significant of these was an ancient record of the former inhabitants of America, who were Israelites led to this land by the Lord around 600 B.C. They worshiped Christ, had prophets, and were some of the “other sheep” the Savior spoke of during His ministry (John 10:16). Their record, which came to be called The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ, was a direct fulfillment of Ezekiel’s prophecy that the “stick of Judah” (the Bible) and the “stick of Joseph” (The Book of Mormon), would “be one” in the Lord’s hand (Ezekiel 37:15-19).

In a modern revelation, the Lord confirmed:

“And again, the elders, priests and teachers of this church shall teach the principles of my gospel, which are in the Bible and the Book of Mormon, in the which is the fulness of the gospel” (Doctrine and Covenants 42:12).

Ezekiel with the sticks of Judah and Joseph

Together, as one, the Bible and The Book of Mormon come together to testify of Jesus Christ, clarify His doctrines, encourage mankind to repent and turn to Him for salvation, expose His enemies and false doctrines, and inspire His disciples to serve Him and preach the Gospel in all the world. While The Book of Mormon is derided, falsely, as a non-Christian book, it in fact speaks of Jesus Christ more frequently than the Bible. It powerfully confirms the Bible’s testimony that only in and through Jesus Christ can we be saved. We find such teachings as the following littered throughout the pages of this holy book:

“[W]e labor diligently to write, to persuade our children, and also our brethren, to believe in Christ, and to be reconciled to God; for we know that it is by grace that we are saved after [i.e. notwithstanding] all we can do. . . .

“And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins. . . .

“. . . the right way is to believe in Christ and deny him not; for by denying him ye also deny the prophets and the law.

“And now, behold, I say unto you that the right way is to believe in Christ, and deny him not; and Christ is the Holy One of Israel; wherefore ye must bow down before him, and worship him with all your might, mind, and strength, and your whole soul; and if ye do this ye shall in nowise be cast out” (2 Nephi 25:23-29).

Thus, as John prophesied, an angel flying in the heavens proclaimed the “everlasting gospel” to the inhabitants of the earth once more in 1830. Joseph Smith was the instrument for bringing forward companion scripture to the Bible. Together, these two sacred volumes confound false doctrines and point our souls to Jesus Christ, our Master.

Not only was additional scripture given to support the Bible’s witness, but the same sacred authority that Jesus gave to His ancient apostles was restored to the earth. Peter, James, and John, the last ones to hold the Priesthood authority before the apostasy, appeared to confer their authority on Joseph Smith and a man named Oliver Cowdery, both of whom witnessed often of this event. Through these and other divinely inspired events and endowments of authority, the Lord’s Church was restored once more, being called, by Him, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

It is this Church organization, restored in our time with its Priesthood authority, saving ordinances, spiritual gifts, and pristine doctrines which break through the confusion of centuries of apostasy, that is headed today by President Russell M. Nelson. It is this Church which contains a prophet, a Quorum of Twelve Apostles, Quorums of Seventy elders, ordained patriarchs, teachers, and deacons, and so forth, just as we find in the Bible’s record of the early Church. This truly is the Lord’s Church and matches the Biblical description to a T.

Since the appearance of Peter, James, and John to Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery, the Priesthood has been handed down in an unbroken line of succession. Seventeen men have been called as prophets in this final Gospel Dispensation. Today, the office of prophet is held by President Nelson.

The vibrant and fit Russell Marion Nelson will turn ninety-six years old on September 9th of this year. In terms of worldly accomplishments, President Nelson is much respected. He was a world-renowned heart surgeon who helped pioneer the art of heart surgery. He was elected the president of the Society of Vascular Surgery in 1975 and has held other prestigious medical titles and posts. He holds a PhD as well as other honorary degrees from multiple universities. He is an author of numerous books. He served in the Korean War as an Army surgeon, speaks six languages, has visited over 130 nations, and fathered ten children.

In spite of his remarkable professional and personal achievements, the Lord called him into the apostleship for other less tangible reasons. President Nelson’s ability to receive revelation is, simply, remarkable. Since becoming the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he has instituted radical changes in Church format and focus not seen in generations. He has introduced numerous programs, alterations, and proclamations via revelation. He has been called “Moses in a business suit.”

In an uncharacteristically good CNN article penned in 2019 after President Nelson announced a certain change in Church presentation, we find the following description of how readily this prophet receives and follows revelation:

“When the messages come during the dark of the night, Russell M. Nelson reaches for his lighted pen and takes dictation from the Lord.

““Ok dear, it’s happening,” the president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints tells his wife, Wendy Nelson.

““I just remain quiet and soon he’s sitting up at the side of the bed, writing,” she said in a recent church video.

“Sometimes the spirit prompts the prophet’s wife the leave the bed, though she’d rather sleep. One such morning, Wendy Nelson told Mormon leaders, her husband emerged form the bedroom waving a yellow notebook.

““Wendy, you won’t believe what’s been happening for two hours,” she recalled Russell Nelson saying. “The Lord has given me detailed instructions on a process I am to follow.”

“Nelson’s nighttime messages have “increased exponentially,” his wife said. . . .

“One of the things the Spirit has repeatedly impressed upon my mind since my new calling as President of the Church,” Nelson said, “is how willing the Lord is to reveal His mind and will.”

In the Bible, the Apostle James testified that if anyone wanted knowledge, they could merely ask God in prayer and He would give it to them (James 1:5). President Nelson has put this principle into action and has become a veritable conduit for Heavenly communication. The CNN article then continued with an observation about why President Nelson is unique among world religious leaders:

“Lots of religions talk about revelations. They fill much of the New Testament’s last book and many parts of the older Hebrew Bible, from the burning bush that inspired Moses to the “still, small voice” who whispered to Elijah.

“But many modern believers consider both Bibles to be closed canons, the last words we’ll hear from God before the final trumpet blows. . . .

“Latter-day Saints, as they prefer to be called, believe in continuing revelation. Their canon is open, ready to be revised or supplemented by its top cadre of leaders, first among whom is the church’s president, who is considered a “prophet, seer and revelator.” . . . .

““There’s no mistaking it, this is Moses in a business suit,” [historian Kathleen] Flake said of the Mormon presidency, “someone who can lead people, write Scripture and talk to God.””

Yes, it is a unique point of Latter-day Saint doctrine that the windows of Heaven are not closed. God speaks to His children today just as He did anciently. Jesus Christ leads His Church by revelation through prophets just as He in days past through Peter, Moses, Samuel, Jeremiah, and other seers. Today, the Lord’s will is made known through modern prophets when it is needed in this work of gathering the souls of men into the Good Shepherd’s fold. Often, however, the occasion for announcements, alterations to programs, or renewed emphasis on eternal principles, comes during what we call General Conference.

Twice annually, the apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, led by the prophet-president, gather with Church members to expound doctrine and clarify the current will of the Lord. It is in these General Conferences that we can most easily see what the Lord wants His Twenty-First Century followers to be focused on.

Since his call to the apostleship in April, 1984, President Nelson has delivered 91 General Conference addresses. Twenty-one of those talks were given since he was sustained as the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in January of 2018. What has been President Nelson’s general theme or message as the prophet?

Since 2018, there has been a flood of light and revelation. It is difficult to point to one single teaching that has predominated. However, we can narrow it down to several that often rise to the top. I mention six, in no particular order:

1. The Gathering of Israel

2. Ministering

3. Receiving revelation

4. Home-centered, Church-supported worship

5. Repentance

6. Staying on the Covenant Path

1. The Gathering of Israel

President Nelson has made it clear that the gathering of Israel, that is, bringing the Lord’s sheep into His Church, is the most important work in all the world. During a worldwide youth devotional on June 3, 2018, the prophet told the youth of the Church:

“My dear young brothers and sisters, these surely are the latter days, and the Lord is hastening His work to gather Israel. That gathering is the most important thing taking place on earth today. Nothing else compares in magnitude, nothing else compares in importance, nothing else compares in majesty. And if you choose to, if you want to, you can be a big part of it. . . .

“When we speak of the gathering, we are simply saying this fundamental truth: every one of our Heavenly Father’s children, on both sides of the veil, deserves to hear the message of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. They decide for themselves if they want to know more.

“Those whose lineage is from the various tribes of Israel are those whose hearts will most likely be turned to the Lord. He said, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.” Those who are of the house of Israel will most easily recognize the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior and will desire to be gathered into His fold. They will want to become members of His Church, make covenants with Him and Heavenly Father, and receive their essential ordinances.”

President Nelson went on to call the gathering of Israel “the greatest challenge, the greatest cause, and the greatest work on earth today.” To accomplish this great work, the prophet invited the youth to join what he termed the “youth battalion of the Lord.” He also called it “Zion’s army.”

Both youth and adults have been called to enlist in the titanic effort to bring people into the Church. In the October, 2018 Conference, President Nelson specifically invited the women of the Church to engage in this great work, stating: “I’m extending a prophetic plea to you, the women of the Church, to shape the future by helping to gather scattered Israel.”

It is our work as members of the Church to gather Israel; that is, to gather those who, according to the promises given to Abraham, have a right to hear the Gospel. As full-time missionaries, in our daily lives, and in our all-important roles as fathers and mothers, it is our job to hunt out the true believers – even in our own homes – and share with them the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ so that they may choose to embrace it, repent, and be baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There is no greater work in all the world!

2. Ministering

In 1964, the home teaching program was instituted. Under this program, members of the Church were organized with companions to go meet with other ward members and their families once a month. Home teaching was one of the mainstays of the Church. True to form, however, President Nelson announced the end of home teaching during his first General Conference presiding over the Church, replacing it with a simper system called “ministering.” He remarked:

“We have made the decision to retire home teaching and visiting teaching as we have known them. Instead, we will implement a newer, holier approach to caring for and ministering to others. We will refer to these efforts simply as “ministering.””

In another address in the same Conference, President Nelson explained the need for this “holier” system of ministering:

“Brethren, we hold the holy priesthood of God! We have His authority to bless His people. Just think of the remarkable assurance the Lord gave us when He said, “Whomsoever you bless I will bless.” It is our privilege to act in the name of Jesus Christ to bless God’s children according to His will for them. . . .

“To all brethren holding the priesthood, I invite you to inspire members to keep their covenants, fast and pray, study the scriptures, worship in the temple, and serve with faith as men and women of God. We can help all to see with the eye of faith that obedience and righteousness will draw them closer to Jesus Christ, allow them to enjoy the companionship of the Holy Ghost, and experience joy in life!

“A hallmark of the Lord’s true and living Church will always be an organized, directed effort to minister to individual children of God and their families. Because it is His Church, we as His servants will minister to the one, just as He did. We will minister in His name, with His power and authority, and with His loving-kindness. . . .

“Brethren, there are doors we can open, priesthood blessings we can give, hearts we can heal, burdens we can lift, testimonies we can strengthen, lives we can save, and joy we can bring into the homes of the Latter-day Saints—all because we hold the priesthood of God. We are the men who have been “called and prepared from the foundation of the world according to the foreknowledge of God, on account of [our] exceeding faith,” to do this work.”

As can be seen, this higher and holier system of ministering does not give us a pass or an excuse to relax, but, rather, increases our level of responsibility and the urgency with which we must serve. President Nelson has emphatically pleaded with us to become purer that we may have more spiritual power to bless those around us. Jesus went about doing good, blessing people, healing the sick, uplifting the downtrodden, and spreading light, and it is the duty of those who hold His Priesthood to also do good to our fellow brothers and sisters. We can and should minister to all within our sphere of influence, as our prophet has clearly directed.

3. Receiving Revelation

In October, 2018, President Nelson delivered an address titled “Revelation for the Church, Revelation for Our Lives,” in which he taught:

“Our Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ, will perform some of His mightiest works between now and when He comes again. We will see miraculous indications that God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, preside over this Church in majesty and glory. But in coming days, it will not be possible to survive spiritually without the guiding, directing, comforting, and constant influence of the Holy Ghost.

“My beloved brothers and sisters, I plead with you to increase your spiritual capacity to receive revelation . . . Choose to do the spiritual work required to enjoy the gift of the Holy Ghost and hear the voice of the Spirit more frequently and more clearly.”

He also stated:

“One of the things the Spirit has repeatedly impressed upon my mind since my new calling as President of the Church is how willing the Lord is to reveal His mind and will. The privilege of receiving revelation is one of the greatest gifts of God to His children.”

In the April, 2020, General Conference, President Nelson again pleaded with us to make the necessary sacrifices to receive revelation. Said he:

“We also hear Him more clearly as we refine our ability to recognize the whisperings of the Holy Ghost. It has never been more imperative to know how the Spirit speaks to you than right now. In the Godhead, the Holy Ghost is the messenger. He will bring thoughts to your mind which the Father and Son want you to receive. He is the Comforter. He will bring a feeling of peace to your heart. He testifies of truth and will confirm what is true as you hear and read the word of the Lord.

“I renew my plea for you to do whatever it takes to increase your spiritual capacity to receive personal revelation.

“Doing so will help you know how to move ahead with your life, what to do during times of crisis, and how to discern and avoid the temptations and the deceptions of the adversary. . . .

“What will happen as you more intentionally hear, hearken, and heed what the Savior has said and what He is saying now through His prophets? I promise that you will be blessed with additional power to deal with temptation, struggles, and weakness. I promise miracles in your marriage, family relationships, and daily work. And I promise that your capacity to feel joy will increase even if turbulence increases in your life.”

It was during this talk that President Nelson said the Restoration of the Gospel is an “ongoing process.” Indeed, he had previously remarked:

“We are witnesses to a process of restoration. If you think the Church has been fully restored, you are just seeing the beginning. There is much more to come.”

4. Home-centered, Church-supported worship

In October, 2018, President Nelson made a major change to Church worship. For decades, the Saints have met for three hours every Sunday. Acting under inspiration, President Nelson reduced the three-hour block to two. Simultaneously, he introduced a program for home-centered, church-supported worship. A family study manual, Come Follow Me, was unveiled. Instead of three hours in meeting houses, allotment was made for a two-hour worship meeting to supplement and support each individual family’s own home meeting. In these home meetings, families are expected to read and discuss the scriptures.

As part of the announcement for this change, President Nelson explained:

“As Latter-day Saints, we have become accustomed to thinking of “church” as something that happens in our meetinghouses, supported by what happens at home. We need an adjustment to this pattern. It is time for a home-centered Church, supported by what takes place inside our branch, ward, and stake buildings.”

I personally love this change and the greater emphasis on home-centered Gospel study. When I was fourteen, my family moved to Port Lions, Alaska. We were the lone members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in our small fishing village. It was too costly and difficult to travel by boat or plane into the nearest location that had a formal congregation. Consequently, my Dad received permission from Church authorities to hold meetings in our home. And so, for ten years, my family held Church in our home for three hours every Sunday. We had all the meetings and even performed primary programs. My Mom also taught seminary to me and my siblings. It was a bonding experience like no other. So, when the announcement for home-centered, Church-supported worship was handed down, I could only say, “It’s about time!”

The Come Follow Me program essentially prepared Church members worldwide for a day when they might be compelled to host worship services in their own homes. That day came sooner than many expected. When governments tyrannically forced churches into closure due to overblown and unfounded “Coronavirus” fears, the Church complied with the orders, unjust as they were, and authorized Priesthood holders to hold sacrament meetings in their homes while continuing the Come Follow Me program.

5. Repentance

In a landmark address to the men of the Church in April, 2019, President Nelson highlighted the need for daily, constant repentance. He spoke of the power that lies in repentance. He taught:

“Recently I have found myself drawn to the Lord’s instruction given through the Prophet Joseph Smith: “Say nothing but repentance unto this generation.” This declaration is often repeated throughout scripture. It prompts an obvious question: “Does everyone need to repent?” The answer is yes.

“Too many people consider repentance as punishment—something to be avoided except in the most serious circumstances. But this feeling of being penalized is engendered by Satan. He tries to block us from looking to Jesus Christ, who stands with open arms, hoping and willing to heal, forgive, cleanse, strengthen, purify, and sanctify us.

“The word for repentance in the Greek New Testament is metanoeo. The prefix meta– means “change.” The suffix –noeo is related to Greek words that mean “mind,” “knowledge,” “spirit,” and “breath.”

“Thus, when Jesus asks you and me to “repent,” He is inviting us to change our mind, our knowledge, our spirit—even the way we breathe. He is asking us to change the way we love, think, serve, spend our time, treat our wives, teach our children, and even care for our bodies.

“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. . . .

“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.10

“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.”

Repentance has certainly been necessary at any time in history, but it is especially important at this crucial juncture before the return of our Lord. If we heed the prophet’s words, we will have the purity and, thus, the power, necessary to defeat our enemies as true Christian soldiers.

6. Staying on the Covenant Path

In conjunction with repentance, President Nelson has spoken often of the “covenant path” of the Gospel. He has encouraged people everywhere to make formal covenants with the Lord through baptism, temple ordinances, etc., and then stay true to those covenants. In his first formal message as president of the Church, President Nelson said:

“[T]o each member of the Church I say, keep on the covenant path. Your commitment to follow the Savior by making covenants with Him and then keeping those covenants will open the door to every spiritual blessing and privilege available to men, women, and children everywhere.

“. . . The end for which each of us strives is to be endowed with power in a house of the Lord, sealed as families, faithful to covenants made in a temple that qualify us for the greatest gift of God – that of eternal life. The ordinances of the temple and the covenants you make there are key to strengthening your life, your marriage and family, and your ability to resist the attacks of the adversary. Your worship in the temple and your service there for your ancestors will bless you with increased personal revelation and peace and will fortify your commitment to stay on the covenant path.

“Now, if you have stepped off the path, may I invite you with all the hope in my heart to please come back. Whatever your concerns, whatever your challenges, there is a place for you in this, the Lord’s Church. You and generations yet unborn will be blessed by your actions now to return to the covenant path.. Our Father in Heaven cherishes His children, and He wants each of us to return home to Him. This is a grand goal of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – to help each of us to come back home.”

Three months later, in his first General Conference as president of the Church, President Nelson built upon this teaching when he declared:

“Our message to the world is simple and sincere: we invite all of God’s children on both sides of the veil to come unto their Savior, receive the blessings of the holy temple, have enduring joy, and qualify for eternal life.

“Eventual exaltation requires our complete fidelity now to covenants we make and ordinances we receive in the house of the Lord.”

The rapid building of temples could very well be added to our list of President Nelson’s emphases considering the dozens of temples he has announced, including temples in China, Russia, India, and the Middle East. The purpose of temples, however, is to provide a sacred place in which to make covenants with the Lord. These covenants could be given on a mountain top or in a broom closet and it would make little difference if performed by God’s Priesthood authority and power. From the very beginning, President Nelson has attempted to focus our minds on the overarching importance of covenants.

Finally, in the same talk to the men referenced above, President Nelson yet again extended the invitation to return to and stay on the covenant path of discipleship:

“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.”

This is the grand message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, that all of us, regardless of where we are in our journey, may repent, change, and be made whole. The Lord taught: “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” (John 3:17). The word “whosoever” is significant. The invitation to come unto Christ and be healed is not reserved for a select few, but for any and every soul. Everyone who desires, may come to Jesus the Christ and, through faith and ordinances, be saved.

President Nelson has caught the divine vision and is attempting to bring us to the Savior. He wants us to gather together into the Lord’s Church. He wants us to minister to one another as Christ did. He wants us to qualify ourselves to receive personal revelation for our lives. He wants us to make our homes places of Gospel light, learning, and love. He wants us to repent and turn our hearts to God. And he wants us to make and keep sacred covenants so that we may, with our families, qualify to return to our Father in Heaven’s home.

This wonderful man of God has delivered many powerful sermons, trekked around the world uplifting people, and spent his life in the service of others and of the Lord. Since 1984, President Nelson has devoted his life to full-time ministry. As the apostles of old who went into all the world, without thought of themselves, to share the Lord’s light, President Nelson has been a beacon of hope, light, and love to millions of human beings on all continents.

I share my testimony which I have through the burning witness of the Holy Spirit that Russell M. Nelson is not only a learned man with many accomplishments under his belt, but a humble, inspired man of God. He radiates hope, confidence, and power. He is surrounded by light and carries the presence of the Savior with him.

I know President Nelson is a chosen vessel to lead the Lord’s Church at this very moment in time. He is not only a prophet, seer, and revelator, but he is the prophet on earth – the one man called, ordained, and authorized to speak in the name of the Lord. No president, no king, no sheikh, no pope, no dictator, possesses the same level of authority or power that President Nelson does, for his Priesthood is binding on earth and in Heaven. No one’s words are as important in your as President Russell M. Nelson’s.

Rivet your eyes on the prophet of God. Don’t let your gaze fall. Focus on the captain of the Lord’s Battalion, the commander of Zion’s Army. I give my witness that the Lord speaks through him, that he holds the keys of the Priesthood with its saving ordinances, and that we can know the will of our Master by hearkening to the words of President Russell M. Nelson. We can trust and follow him because he trusts and follows so closely behind our Savior, Jesus Christ, the very Lord who called him to His glorious ministry. I sustain him, the office he holds, and the Lord who called him, now and forever.

I express special gratitude to the Lord Jesus Christ. I am thankful for His loving-kindness and for His open invitation to come unto Him. I marvel at His matchless power to heal. I testify of Jesus Christ as the Master Healer. It is but one of many attributes that characterize His incomparable life.

Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah, the Son of God, the Creator, the great Jehovah, the promised Immanuel, our atoning Savior and Redeemer, our Advocate with the Father, our great Exemplar. And one day we will stand before Him as our just and merciful Judge. . . .

I testify that God lives, that Jesus is the Christ – the Master Healer – in the sacred name of Jesus Christ, amen.” – President Russell M. Nelson, “Jesus Christ – the Master Healer,” General Conference, October, 2005

Zack Strong,

September 9, 2020