Weekly Update from Mark Armstrong
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Weekly Update from Headquarters
24 February 2017
Greetings from Tyler,
It has been another rather revealing week in the philosophical and emotional
division that now reigns across the United States. You've not been able to
access any media at all without seeing all
the attention given organized
protesters wherever they turn up. News reporters have been anxious to present
who are most interested in conveying the message that they are
not paid. That's nice. But
they have been "organized" by left wing activist
groups who provide them with handbooks on how to disrupt meetings by
distributing themselves throughout the crowd, shouting, starting chants and
pointing their index fingers in a repetitive tomahawk motion. The likes of Nancy
Pelosi and Maxine Waters insist the demonstrations are a reflection of what most
Americans want and don't want, and those that are in positions of power should
To see all the anger and emotion that characterizes news coverage, you'd think
that the biggest concerns we face have to do with the fate of those who came
have stolen other people's social security numbers and used
forged documents. The
sanctuary cities, sanctuary universities, sanctuary
churches and sanctuary states are adamant! Their leaders are prepared to put
themselves in legal jeopardy to maintain their positions, as if shielding
illegal aliens is their highest calling and their religious duty. Where did that
It came from the pope, that's where. The socialist pontiff from Argentina made
his stand in the earliest days of his "election," and has unleashed a whirlwind
of violence and criminality on the European continent. But
that hasn't cooled
his ardor for Muslim immigration into Western societies. He's doubled down on
even in recent days, calling it the "solemn duty" of Christians
and "all people of good will," to accept and provide for large numbers of people
from the most wretched, violent places on earth. But it is the beliefs and
customs (dare we say the religion?) of these people that made their own
homelands wretched and violent,
and it's our "solemn religious duty" to "settle"
them among Americans who have no idea of their culture, their beliefs or what
they're capable of?
pope is clearly upset and perplexed about what is happening in the United
States as a result of the election of Donald Trump. He's speaking out more
urgently than ever about the need to resist the "dehumanization" of people who
fervently believe the West must be overthrown and converted to Islam. The fact
is, they've already been "dehumanized" by the vile beliefs and practices that
are universal where they come from. But that's their religion, and therefore
would be unconstitutional to refuse to provide for them. We'll hear of one
lawsuit after another, as they grind through the court system of every
jurisdiction and many make their way, ultimately, to the Supreme Court. The
"humble" pontiff will be insisting that "all people of good will" accept his
exhortations, lest we be declared other than "Christian."
Catholic institutions and their pope are also fully invested in "global warming"
or "climate change." From the Washington Times,
"Last week the U. S. Conference
of Catholic Bishops reaffirmed its support of the Paris Agreement" in a letter to
Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, saying the agreement is "urgently needed if
we are to meet our common and differentiated responsibilities for the effects of
climate change." What's with these pious goof-balls holy robes claiming that
international income redistribution will alter the earth's climate? Does it not
write God completely out of the equation? Does God Almighty have no power over
the systems He created and set in motion?
We are constantly accused of "denying science" unless we campaign for "climate
justice." But a crazy thing just happened.
An MIT professor purportedly backed
by 300 scientists, has written a letter to the new president urging him to pull
out of the UN's climate-change commission known as the UNFCCC. The problem is
that CO2 has been designated as a dangerous compound to the environment, even
though it is a natural and useful aspect of God's creation. The scientists
didn't put it that way, though. The letter, written by
Richard Lindzen, does describe
carbon dioxide as "plant food, not poison." And
that's the first breath of sanity to be reported from the scientific community
in some time. It kind of makes you wonder, where was this guy and the three
hundred other experts who signed on to his letter for the last many years?
Answer: to have written such a thing under the sway of the last administration
probably would have been a career killer.
Are we to believe that it's suddenly
safe to dispute the group-think demanded by the last administration, nearly
every educational institution, most every media outlet and even religious
leaders? Probably not.
Every issue on the table, and there are many, now represents a huge emotional
argument to be fought desperately,
as new leadership in the United States
strives to return America, and maybe more of the Western world, to the tenets
that allowed for peace and prosperity in the first place. Unlimited third world
migration did not build America or any other Western nation. Our "strength," as
they say, does not come from some Tower of Babel "melting pot" of languages and
cultures. It came from the same place the climate came from.
It was ordained of
God for reasons spelled out to Abraham in promises that he would be the father
of the greatest of nations, in the Old Testament.
Although it's way beyond "politically incorrect," God's promises were made for
the benefit of the sons of Jacob, whose name was changed to Israel, and by
extension, a blessing to all nations. Somehow, we can't seem to find how Israel
was commanded to bring in the Hittites, the Hivites, the Jebusites or the
Philistines in order to fulfill a "religious responsibility." The Bible gives
every man, regardless of color or nationality, the opportunity to become the
spiritual "seed of Abraham," but without their false gods, filthy practices and
other related heathen baggage. That's a fact of Christianity the learned pope
It might come as quite a shock, but the issues the protesters are screaming
about are not the ones with which we need concern ourselves.
are just blind furious that their plot to turn Western civilization into a
socialist/communist quagmire appears to have been upended, at least for the
United States. The mainstream media is fighting back, alarmed and outraged.
Educational institutions are creating more "safe-spaces," lest their snowflakes
be subjected to actual reason or logic. The pope, and a great many churches have
gathered up their skirts in horror! They thought they already had enough of us
in their ideological/emotional grip, and we'd be swept along in their deception.
Their deceit has held sway too long, and you only have to look at what's
happened to the quaint cultures of Europe to see the result. Chances are, deep
roots of hatred and violence are growing in the ghettos transplanted into the
United States as well. Hopefully, the authorities are keeping an eye on those
who would carry out their jihadist dream, as several have already. But it is the
ideological battle for Europe that will determine the immediate future for
Western civilization, and its impact on events in the Middle East.
The pope says
bring 'em all in, pay for their upkeep, they're not dangerous, and besides, it's
your religious duty. Either Europe will continue to succumb as it has under
current leadership, or
there will be a political backlash that may make Donald
Trump and his supporters look tame by comparison. That would be the stuff of