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Initiative

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To Educate & Motivate
- not "entertain" -
HIS Character Matters

Human Trafficking & Slavery
Don't Just Happen
(Jesus said in Mark 7:21-23)

Would a "good" God design
"survival of the fittest"
as His WAY?
(Isaiah 65:25)

Canyon
Grand Canyon Expedition
(Thanks Tom & Paula)

Rights - Any discussion about human rights (slavery, oppression) or animal rights (cruelty, abuse) must first address our Creator's rights. He has the right to command how we treat both His people and His animals.

raccoon_river_sidarms

* * Videos of Animal Friends
- More Pics / Vids -

Responsibilities - Jesus said the root cause of suffering in this world is a distorted view of and/or the rejection of the true WAY of our Creator. (John 8:1-59)

Mistakes - Man's self-serving, misguided, mischaracterizations of God have historically led to personal and cultural conflict, corruption, and collapse.

Hope - Discovering the WHO?, the WHY?, and the "WAY"? of origins is the foundation for true transformation.

Change - Truly lasting change for individuals and cultures must begin at the cornerstone - the Creator of creation.

sidotter
"Squirt" the Otter

honeyislandswamp
Honey Island Swamp


"Boatie" - Lizaboa

"Then I looked again
at all the acts of oppression
which were being done
under the sun.
And behold I saw the tears
of the oppressed
and that they had no one
to comfort them;
and on the side
of their oppressors was power,
but they had no one
to comfort them."

Ecclesiastes 4:1

GSI Articles:

Geopolitical Chess - Not a Game

Neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson

President's Prayer Breakfast Feb 7, 2013
(Diagnosis/Treatment for America's Ills)

carson-prayer
Link below:http://www.c-spanvideo.org/clip/4353213

Anti-Shepherds & Passive-Sheeple, not Science Fiction

United Nations Security Council by EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images



© Sid Galloway BS, M.Div.
Just an old sheepdog of the Good Shepherd - Genesis 1:1
Communicating conclusions from 100's of PhD scholars (& children)
Supporting the authority of His Word & the consistency of His character

Human Rights? Slavery? - Animal Rights? Cruelty?
What about God's right to command compassion for all of His creatures


* Links to news articles, etc on Terrorism, Mid-East, Transnational Criminal Networks and Corruption of Governments & the UN, etc at the bottom . . .
* See also the Seminar Sample: "God vs. Oppression"


Politics According to the Bible,
by Dr. Wayne Grudem

"There are sections of this book that are uncannily timely . . . This can be a wonderful resource as we face growing tensions from an ever more powerful state."
-- Chuck Colson, Founder, Prison Fellowship

"a sweeping, and inspiring, guide to politics and government .... [this book] will be on the desk next to the microphone in my radio studio"
-- Hugh Hewitt, professor of law and radio talk show host

"[Grudem's] biblically-based good sense overwhelms the nostrums of . . . the evangelical left." -- Marvin Olasky, editor, World magazine

Conservative and hard-hitting both biblically and culturally,  . . . [it covers] the whole waterfront of America's political debate with shrewd insight and strong argument . . . . An outstanding achievement!
-- J I Packer, Regent College, Vancouver

"The fuzzy thinking . . . of many evangelicals is corrected in Wayne Grudem's biblical and irenic assessment of contemporary politics."
-- Paige Patterson, president, Southwestern Baptist Seminary


 

Think carefully about the global realities below before reading the article that follows. [Think CHESS / Long-Term]

Global Crime Networks/Electronic Economic Fears
Human Oppression-Trafficking-Slavery
Oil Conflicts/Regional Water Wars
Transnational Terrorism

As transnational predatory power-players continue to move the world toward global governance, promising peace, unity, and security - remember history.
- "Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely",
J. D. Acton, 1887
.
Don't be passive sheeple led to the slaughter. Do your own research, speak the truth in love, and act on behalf of future generations. Failure to act invites "anti-shepherds" to oppress your young lambs (our future generations). Don't wait till it's too late - checkmate could be only a few moves away.
As an OLD sheepdog, my time here on Earth will be relatively short, so it's your turn - students, web readers, & seminar participants. Don't underestimate God's ability to work through you, especially when you feel like a pawn pushed around by predatory power-players.

Pseudo-Socialism Spreading from what source?

* Russian "Spies" or Decoys?
Is it possible that the exposure of multiple Russian operatives in the United States is merely a planned distraction to divert attention from a much bigger and more insidious infiltration of power in the Western World?

The chart above from Stratfor.com (July 1, 2010)is used for educational purposes:
".... The timing of the arrests so soon after U.S. President Barack Obama’s June 25 meeting with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev also raises questions about political motivations. Medvedev was in Washington to talk with Obama in an attempt to improve relations between the two countries on the day the FBI officially filed the criminal complaint. The revelation of a network of undeclared foreign agents operating in the United States would ordinarily have a negative effect on relations between the United States and the foreign country in question. In this case, though, officials from both countries made public statements saying they hoped the arrests would not damage ties, and neither side appears to be trying to leverage the incident. Indeed, if there were political motivations behind the timing of the arrests, they remain a mystery." [Emphasis Added]

Russian Led "New World Economic Order"?

"[Russian President] Medvedev sees chance for new world order"
By Catherine Belton, Charles Clover and Courtney Weaver in St Petersburg
Financial Times London - Published: June 18 2010 12:11

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/81a03be0-7ac0-11df-8549-00144feabdc0.html

"Dmitry Medvedev, the Russian president, said Moscow was bidding to help lead efforts to build a new world economic order after the old system collapsed in the global financial crisis.
Opening Russia’s annual economic forum in St Petersburg where hundreds of global chief executives have flocked, Mr Medvedev said the renewed interest in Russia this year was a sign of a changing world in which the institutions of the western-dominated world order had had their day amid thousands of corporate defaults and the threat of sovereign defaults."

"Medvedev Shows Off Sample Coin of New ‘World Currency’ at G-8
By Lyubov Pronina - July 10, 2009 10:23 EDT

http://preview.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid= aeFVNYQpByU4

(Bloomberg) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev illustrated his call for a supranational currency to replace the dollar by pulling from his pocket a sample coin of a “united future world currency.” The coin, which bears the words “unity in diversity,” was minted in Belgium and presented to the heads of G-8 delegations, Medvedev said. The question of a supranational currency “concerns everyone now, even the mints,” Medvedev said. The test coin “means they’re getting ready. I think it’s a good sign that we understand how interdependent we are.”

Has Russia's Government
Become a Transnational Crime Syndicate?

US embassy cables leak sparks global diplomatic crisis
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/nov/28/us-embassy-cable-leak-diplomacy-crisis

"Allegations that Russia and its intelligence agencies are using mafia bosses to carry out criminal operations, with one cable reporting that the relationship is so close that the country has become a "virtual mafia state"."

"Russian Organized Crime"
Center for Strategic and International Studies Task Force Report (1997)

"(CSIS) issued this 1997 report on Russian organized crime as part of its Global Organized Crime Task Force headed by William H. Webster, former FBI chief. . . . . how Russian organized crime has links with other organized crime groups worldwide. The full CSIS report is available (pdf format) on the CSIS web site.

The Russian Federation as a Criminal-Syndicalist State:
The notion of a criminal-syndicalist state is central and essential to understanding the findings and conclusions of the Russian Organized Crime Task Force. The task force concludes that, in the absence of significant reforms, the Russian Federation itself is likely to become a full-blown criminal-syndicalist state. In many respects, such a criminal syndicalist state already exists in Russia today. In the findings of the task force, such a state is composed of, and characterized by, interactions among the following:
i. corrupt officials at all levels throughout the government bureaucracy,
from minister to tax collector to low-level factotum;
ii. successful, full-time "professional" criminals; and
iii. businessmen for whom existing Russian law
--and Western norms of commerce
--are simply obstacles to be overcome in one way or another.”

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/hockey/mafia/csis.ht

"UN warns of gangs’ global muscle", By James Blitz in London
Published: June 17 2010 19:43 | Last updated: June 17 2010 19:43

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/75f119b8-7a3e-11df-aa69-0144feabdc0.html?ftcamp=rss

"International crime networks now enjoy such an extensive reach that the gangs behind them must be regarded as a significant economic power, says a United Nations report. In one of the most comprehensive analyses undertaken of transnational criminal activity, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime.... ‘Transnational crime has become a threat to peace and development, even to the sovereignty of nations,” says Antonio Maria Costa, the UNODC’s executive director.’ …. The second-biggest sector in international organized crime is people-trafficking. The trade in women for sexual exploitation is now worth about $3bn a year. Much of the trade involves trafficking people from Africa and the Balkans to other parts of Europe, where about 140,000 women are being manipulated by gangs at any one time.
The illegal smuggling of economic migrants is worth about $6.6bn a year to those who run the trade, according to the report. The dominant illegal migrant flow is across the southern border of the US, with about 3m Latin Americans illegally moving to North America each year. Flows from Africa to Europe are far smaller, with about 55,000 migrants smuggled into Europe in 2008.”


[Map: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/75f119b8-7a3e-11df-aa69-00144feabdc0.html]


Who funds and thus controls Islamic Terrorism and for what goal?
(Are the terrorists being played as pawns in a much larger "game"?)

Is it coincidence that the "Stans" (Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan's Taliban, Pakistan's Taliban and Al Qaeda, etc) are increasingly dependent upon Russian aid, guidance, and support? What about the "Palestinians" and the dictatorial Islamic nation states, especially Iran? Is it coincidental that the threat of terrorism is a major world motivation for forming a global security system of laws and regulations leading to global governance?

 

? [Middle East] "PARTING THE WATERS: A source of conflict between Israel and its neighbors for decades, the Jordan River is now depleted by drought, pollution, and overuse. Could the fight to save it forge a path toward peace? . . . . For a biblical stream whose name evokes divine tranquility, the Jordan River is nobody's idea of peace on Earth."
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2010/04/parting-the-waters/belt-text

? [Russia / Central Asia / Middle East] "The geography and allocation of resources in Central Asia has led to frequent and intensifying disputes among the region's five countries." From video on the Aral Sea drying up:
"... water source will disappear .... for over 40 million people ... they will have to migrate elsewhere ...."
[Central Asia is strategically centr.al to the security of the regions surrounding it: Russia, China, Middle East, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, etc.]
- http://www.stratfor.com/archived/149786/analysis/20091201_
central_asian_energy_special_series_part_1_problems_within_region
- http://www.stratfor.com/analysis/20100616_dispatch_geopolitics_aral_sea


http://www.2point6billion.com/news/2008/07/14/
central-asia-asias-central-focus-804.html

? [Americas: Canada, United States, Mexico, Central/South America]

[Video Strafor Global Intelligence] "Analyst Fred Burton looks at the security effects of more internationally assertive Mexican drug cartels."
http://www.stratfor.com/analysis/20100617_dispatch_
expanding_reach_mexicos_drug_cartels


ANTISEMITISM - Unique Throughout History


Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism

This link is equally relevant to the "Oppression" section below


Is there hope for this world to finally find peace, unity, and security?

- Bad news at first, then good news to come

Beware - sometimes the one with whom we play chess might not look like a dangerous enemy. This no doubt was the case for the men who played with Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2004 Int'l Grandmaster in Chess.
Such a threat is more significant in the "game" of"Geopolitical"chess.


http://www.kosteniuk.com/
[GSI congratulates Ms. Kosteniuk, not implying anything negative with our analogy]


The Bad News First . . .

Overwhelming evidence today (and throughout history) reveals at least one glaringly obvious and very sad fact about the human social system - selfishness eventually rules. Whether communism, capitalism, fascism, anarchism, or any of the other varied forms that governance has taken [even with the best of intentional root beginnings], the fruit of power eventually rots into corruption as it increasingly oppresses those under its authority.

This does not mean that authority in and of itself is bad, but merely that something universal to man, selfishness, common to every culture, always corrupts the exercise of power. The New Testament Greek term exousia is translated as both "authority" and "power". This makes sense because whoever has the power has the authority and vice versa.

At least, those who are "believed" to have the power end up exercising authority. This was even true back at the zoo when I served as a keeper of carnivores (lions, tigers, bears, wolves, leopards, etc) and elephants. So long as my animals believed I was more powerful, they submitted to my authority. In fact, I often had to go out into the exhibits and run the alpha wolf or the oldest male hyena inside at night, if they refused to come in when called.

In a sense, we keepers did have a type of power over the animals, that is the power of greater intellectual ability. With that power came responsibility, to choose how we would use it - either for the animals or for our own selfish gain at their expense. The good news for my animals is that all but one of us loved and cared for them. Sadly, our original "headkeeper" was eventually fired when it became clear that his exercise of authority was cruel over both the animals and the regular keepers.

"But Jesus called them to [Himself] and said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them. Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave - just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many."
Matthew 20:25-28

Like a slow metastasizing cultural cancer, selfishness deep within the hearts of those who rise to the status of the ruling elite frequently exhibits the symptoms of bribery, blackmail, and terror to maintain control. How does this pattern spread so insidiously until it finally erupts into public awareness? World headlines expose on a daily basis the fact that power corrupts. Bribes of cash, special "loans", sexual prostitution, and privileged positions of power or esteem are regularly discovered laying beneath the phony facade of political service. Blackmail based on these hidden "sins" allow other power players to manipulate and manage public "servants", who we hoped were serving the best interests of the people. When bribes and blackmail are not enough, pinnacle predators who've risen to the top of the food chain of hidden power have no problem resorting to terror against those few who truly try to lead with honesty, integrity, and benevolence. Malevolent threats to harm honest politicians (and especially threats against their children) are understandably sufficient terrors to turn the hearts and policies of even the most stalwart public servants.


Please wake up - the evening new is not some Sci Fi movie . . .

So, what should we do?

The command of God in the Judeo-Christian Scripture clearly requires all of His followers to constantly and diligently act as preserving salt in this infected world, seeking to legally come against the social rot of corruption. Sadly, however, the Scripture also prophetically reveals that the cyclical flow of history (His/story) will inevitably spiral downward toward an escalating entropy of World Disorder not unity, security, and peace.

Each human heart, and therefore every leader, is also infected with this nature of selfishness. What was originally unnatural has now become "natural". While education and reformation can alter its effect, no human effort or program can get rid of self-serving "sin". Therefore, each time a country (or as it now seems the entire world system) tries to consolidate control in the hands and hearts of a few elites (even worse a single individual), the position(s) of power will become corrupted in time by the root of selfishness and devolve into malevolence. This is the clear lesson of history. No mere man (or woman) has the pure goodness necessary to stand against the temptations of greed, pride, and terror.

"Anti-shepherds", Passive-sheeple, and THE Anti-Shepherd

Jesus often used the animal analogy of "sheep" when referring to people. As a former zookeeper (carnivores and elephants plus a few sheep for a short time), I am certain Jesus did not intend to build our self-esteem by calling us sheep. Sheep are some of the least intelligent and stubbornly gullible of all creatures.

Therefore, Jesus warned repeatedly about the danger of being led astray by predatory anti-shepherds. Jesus said:

 

 

"The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have [it] more abundantly. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep." John 10:10-11

Jesus also warned of weak, parasitic leaders who use the sheep for selfish gain and then abandon them when predatory power players move in:

"But a hireling, [he who is] not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them. The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep." John 10:12-13

Of even greater concern is the grave warning Jesus gave about a coming pinnacle power player, "The" Anti-Shepherd, who will con the world (especially Israel) into trusting him. Yet suddenly this wolf in a "Good" Shepherd's disguise will turn in predatory slaughter, targeting above all the Jewish nation, its people the Jews, and followers of Jesus - the King of the Jews. Antisemitism and antichristianity will increase as Jews and Christians become the scapegoats of the world, falsely blamed for global conflict:

"And Jesus answered and said to them: "Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all [these things] must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these [are] the beginning of sorrows. Then they will deliver you [Israel] up to tribulation and kill you, and you [Israel] will be hated by all nations for My name's sake [Jews and believers in the King of the Jews - Jesus]."
Matthew 24:4-9

A comical slogan has spread around the internet mocking the sheep-like tendency of the majority to follow any leader who promises things that are too good to be true (or even possible). It cuts through the smoke screen verbiage of smooth talking politicians to reveal the ridiculous nature of the claims we sheep so often trust:

"I love you, you love me,
I will get you stuff for free"


Hope in a generic "Force" is a virtual-reality fantasy, not the Way

The future coming Anti-Shepherd, the Pinnacle Predator in disguise will not be so unique. He will simply live out the ultimate motive of all selfishness, that is, the desire for self-deification.

2 Thessalonians 2:1-4
"Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, . . . .

"Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God."

[Lucifer said] "For God knows that in the day you eat of it,
your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God [gods]."
Genesis 3:5 (note how this deception arises throughout history)

The Anti-Christ will exalt himself as the apex of spiritual evolution, claiming to have attained (evolved) psychospiritually to a level of divinity that all of us could also reach. The original lie of Lucifer is the root of all selfishness and has never changed. It is the promise of increasing self-gratification, onto self-actualization, culminating in self-deification - the ultimate power trip. The Anti-Shepherd will offer a counterfeit "Way", a way to god-hood.

"The coming of the [lawless one] is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send [allow] them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be judged guilty who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness." 2 Thessalonians 2:9

The Anti-Shepherd's seductive deception will be so tantalizing to our sin nature (selfishness) that it will captivate the whole world. Not only will it promise peace, prosperity, and global security, but the ultimate bait of spiritual evolution to become our own personal god-like authorities. However, like all bait, there is hidden within it a lethal poison. That's how Adam and Eve got into trouble in the Garden of Eden. This spiritual poison is the consequent separation from God, who is the only source of self-denying love and life. The result is disorder, dysfunction, disease, death, and destruction.

"Then the serpent said to the woman, You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."
Genesis 3:4-5

Lucifer's lie is that we can be our own authority, and choose for ourselves what we think is right and wrong. But God alone is worthy to be KING, the only Being with the wisdom, power, and goodness to KNOW what is truly right and wrong in the long run. Therefore, the only way to enter His KINGDOM is to let go of pride and humbly submit to Him, trusting His self-sacrificial work on the Cross as His way to reconciliation.

Proverbs 14:12 says, "There is a way that seems right to a man, but it's end is the way of death."


Only One with perfect, infinite goodness and wisdom can be trusted to stand against the greatest of temptations and remain a purely loving leader, ruling as a true Servant of his people. Only the omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, and omni-benevolent Creator God could meet such a high job standard.

The Good News is Guaranteed . . .

From the beginning, the prophetic promise of the Judeo-Christian Scripture is that our Creator God would one day enter His space/time creation as the one and only God/man, Messiah, to rescue (save) His creation (John 3:16) from the corrupted state that the free choice of selfishness and separation have produced. Is there sufficient evidence to show the Judeo-Christian Scripture (the Bible) to be more trustworthy than the other "religions" as our Creator's true Word (Greek = Logos, logic)?

Only the Bible offers perfect, predictive prophecy to "prove" beyond reasonable doubt that it is the sole Word from our Creator who transcends space and time (past/present/future; Isaiah 41-45). Only the Bible makes such a claim and contains hundreds of detailed prophecies. Already, most of these have been fulfilled to the letter with astonishing, 100% accuracy. No biblical prediction has ever failed to come true. The statistical probability of such predictive accuracy has been demonstrated (by the American Scientific Affiliation's affirmation of Dr. Peter Stoner's research, among many others), to be beyond mere chance. Keep in mind that since all of the prophecies that have already come true, did so literally and with 100% accuracy, then logically those prophecies yet to be fulfilled will come true in the same way.

Only the infinite and eternal Creator who exist apart from His finite and temporal creation could have led the writing of such an improbable (impossible) book, the Bible. And these prophetic evidences are only the start of the massive mountain of "proofs" leading to the logical inference that the Bible truly is the Word of our compassionate Creator, the Good Shepherd. (see the seminar sample on "Evidence for the Bible"). There is now no legitimate intellectual excuse any longer for rejecting:

- the Bible's authenticity, its Divine authorship,
- its authority for our lives,
- its message that Jesus (Yeshua) is the promised Messiah (the only Good Shepherd),
- and its prediction that Israel would be the obsessive focus of world attention as the end of the age draws near.

The Bible predicted that the Messiah would come twice . . .

. . . first to self-sacrificially bear the consequence for man's choice of selfishness and separation (already accomplished on the cross over 2,000 years ago),

 

 

. . . and second, the yet to be fulfilled coming to rule eternally as the one and only purely loving, King and moral Judge. We, his followers (his sheepdogs), are to work diligently to protect His creation as well as our fellow creatures as if His second coming will be far off into the distant future, yet wait expectantly knowing He could come at any moment . . . . . . . .

 

 


Don't underestimate God's ability to work through you,
especially when you feel like a pawn pushed around
by predatory power-players.

Together, even pawns can be the power for God's good . . .

 


 

Articles on Geopolitical Dangers:

 

 

* Tolerance or Terrorism: Sacrificing Self for the Real Needs of Others

** As time allows, more will be uploaded and linked from the old website

 



Resources for Global Intelligence Analysis:

 

* PLEASE, never forget that beneath the politics played out in the media news about global games for power, there are literally billions of people - normal children, women, and men just like you - who are struggling to survive. They are the GOOD SHEPHERD'S focus and so they should be the priority of our hearts and our actions!
- This includes many "Palestinian" people under the thumb of corrupt leaders at many levels (Hamas, PLO, Hezbollah, the UN, some factions of Israel and the US, Islamic nations that use them as pawns for self-gain, etc)

 

 

Dinesh D'Souza
(Born - Mumbai, India - now world respected geopolitical analyst)
New Book: THE ROOTS OF OBAMA'S RAGE
* Amazon Paper Version
(over $ 20)
* Electronic I-Phone / I-Touch Version
($ 9.99)

Why do I recommend this book? ** I don't agree with every detail of D'Souza's ideas or conclusions, especially his failure to emphasize the understandable anger provoked by colonial imperialistic abuses of power. Also, I do not agree that the sole solution is democratic, free market capitalism. Any human government whether socialism or capitalism, without truly humble dependence upon our Creator - the only Good Shepherd - will eventually use and abuse those under it (see below). Yet the central premise of the book is one of the best explanations for the current American regime.

Dinesh D'Souza is an internationally respected scholar, who has taught and presented at major universities around world.  His new book (written in a very readable style), THE ROOTS OF OBAMA'S RAGE, is possibly the best yet written to reveal the real Obama.  After careful and  exhaustive research, D'Souza (an Indian born in poverty in Mumbai) personally shows why angry anti-colonialism is the root motivating Obama, his mother, and his father.  Few have read President Obama's earlier book, DREAMS "FROM" MY FATHER.  Our president's dream for our country and the whole world is the dream he received "FROM" his father, a bitterly radical, socialistic leader in the African movement against colonial abuse.

On the one hand, D'Souza shows that Obama's belief (that weakening America and the other Western nations so that global socialism can right our national "sins") is the wrong way to fix past and current problems.  D'Souza warns that we should be "very, very, concerned" about the future for our children and grandchildren. 

On the other hand, sadly, Dr. D'Souza shows how the history of colonial abuses (often in the name of "Christianity") explain why Obama's pastor, the Rev. Wright, could so passionately scream, "G-D American . . . . America's chickens have come home to roost".  It also makes sense why Obama sat for 20 years listening respectfully to Rev. Wright.  It makes logical and emotional sense that Obama and many others around the world are enraged against the West and a phony form of "christianity". 

Sadly, Obama's worldview is a distorted, one-sided perceptual filter developed in the heart of a little boy struggling to make sense of a very confused and hurtful upbringing.  Obama's worldview is missing the whole picture that can only be seen from a fully biblical perspective.  So few have "seen" true Christianity "lived" out through the actions of "Christian" nations like Britain and the United States, or the agendas of "Christian" transnational corporations.  Too often both have used and abused the countries over which their power has forced control.

I recommend Dr. D'Souza's book and pray that Christ-honoring voices will be raised up to awaken all of us to:

1. Grieve over our forefathers' past and present sins against weaker nations and vulnerable people.
2. Reject the false promise of a vain hope in change through socialistic slavery of the masses ruled by a "new" elite.
3. Embrace the true promise of proven freedom through representative democracy and free market independence.
4. Remember the fact that no system of governance can continue in "goodness" over its people unless it and the society under it are saturated with the salt and light of the Good Shepherd's character living through born anew believers (leaders and citizens).
5. Never forget that ONLY our Creator is pure in His goodness, therefore our only hope is humble dependence upon Him and not on another charismatic politician.
6. Pray and work to protect, rescue, and restore those who are oppressed by predatory powerplayers, while proclaiming the full truth of the GOOD SHEPHERD and His Way.

Sid

 


 

especially - Stratfor Global Intelligence News

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HOW TO LIVE IN A DANGEROUS WORLD:
A Stratfor Guide to Protecting Yourself, Your Family, & Your Business


TRANSNATIONAL CRIMINAL NETWORKS & Government Corruption

- "(TCN) Transnational Criminal Networks (TCN)", by Phil Williams

- (TCN) and Security Issues, by Dr. Melvin Levitsky (Syracuse Univ.)

- ICE Doc "Keeping Foreign Corruption out of the U.S."

- *** (TCN) "A Multi-Pronged Approach"


TERRORISM, ISLAM / KORAN vs COMPASSIONATE MUSLIM PEOPLE...

** Peaceful Muslims . . .

I have many peaceful friends who have grown up as Muslims and continue to practice Islam. Sadly my friends are often afraid to speak out about other "Muslims" who are filled with hate and seeking to force the world to "submit" to Islam under threat of violence and death. I understand why my friends fear for their children and remain silent in the face of terrorism.

I realize that only a few "Muslims" commit acts of violence in the name of Allah. Yet my greatest concern is that a huge percentage of Muslims around the world support violent acts. Remember, thousands of Muslims danced in their streets, publicly celebrating the suffering of 3,000 innocent people who died in New York on 911?

What about "Christian" terrorists? Very rarely does anyone commit an act of violent terror in the name of Christianity. Those few who do are always deranged loners or members of a tiny fringe group of extremists. Plus, when rare cases of "false-Christian" violence do occur, immediately the vast majority of true Christians strongly speak out publicly condemning such acts as not Christian.

Why do so many Muslims dance in their streets when a terrorist succeeds with a violent act of terror in the name of Islam? One reason is that they believe America and Western Civilization abused their ancestors through colonial domination, and in many ways they are right. In fact, some predatory Western corporations and governments continue to abuse people groups and nations through subtle forms of neo-colonialism. However, such grievous abuses do not justify acts of terror against innocent men, women, and children.

 

"Palestinians" and Misconceptions about Their Plight

- Shelby Steele (Wall Street Journal)
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Israel and the Surrender of the West: One of the world's oldest stories is playing out before our eyes: The Jews are being scapegoated again.


Martin Kozlowski

(Evidence their suffering is not Israel's fault, but corrupt Muslim leaders)
* Predatory Palestinian Leader Arafat stole $1 Billion of aid instead of helping the families in real need (CBS News 60 Minutes Investigation)
* Jew Hating Journalist and favorite of Pres. Obama, Helen Thomas, exposed as both bigoted and grossly ignorant (Washington Post June 2010)
** PALESTINE BETRAYED, by Dr. Efraim Karsh, Yale University Press. Dr. Karsh is professor and head of Middle East and Mediterranean Studies.
(Reviewed by Dr. Daniel Pipes, (PhD Harvard Mid-East History)

- Video Son of Hamas Terrorist: Interview with Mosab Hassan Yousef conducted by JerusalemOnline News.

* Book: Son of Hamas: A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue, and Unthinkable Choices

* See also Six Part video story below:

. . . . . on Mosab by Fox News
- Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4 / Part 5 / Part 6

"Since he was a small boy, Mosab Hassan Yousef has had an inside view of the deadly terrorist group Hamas. The oldest son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a founding member of Hamas and its most popular leader, young Mosab assisted his father for years in his political activities while being groomed to assume his legacy, politics, status . . . and power. But everything changed when Mosab turned away from terror and violence, and embraced instead the teachings of another famous Middle East leader. In Son of Hamas, Mosab Yousef--now called "Joseph"--reveals new information about the world's most dangerous terrorist organization and unveils the truth about his own role, his agonizing separation from family and homeland, the dangerous decision to make his newfound faith public, and his belief that the Christian mandate to "love your enemies" is the only way to peace in the Middle East."

 

- UNDERSTANDING ISLAM (Religion of Peace or Violence)
Dr. Daniel Pipes (PhD Harvard Mid-East History)

* VIDEO INTERVIEW by the Hoover Institution

 

- David Horowitz Video (a former '60's leftist liberal)
* How Radical Professors Indoctrinate College Students




 

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