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Homegrown religious extremists…..our own religious fanatics: Part 1

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Homegrown religious extremists…..our own religious fanatics: Part 1 

 

As a population, we are quite possibly one of the most malleable, willingly manipulated and obtuse societies in the world.  While we love to point our fingers at someone “over there” and claim they are our enemy, we fail to see the enemy in our own camp; and this is the real enemy and the same enemy which will see us to our demise.

 

What has to have been one of the most successful public relations campaigns ever devised was the recreation of fanatical fringe religions, into acceptable religious institutions.  At the same time this conversion took place, Christ was recreated, morphing from the Prince of Peace, into the god of despair, death, war and oil. 

 

In the name of this new “prince”, we decimate indigenous populations, starving them, denying them basic human necessities and blasting them off the planet.  Those that remain are bombarded with chemicals and toxic gases such as depleted uranium, slowly killing those that survive the initial attack and rendering 70% of their offspring as horrendously deformed.  Oftentimes, individuals guilty of nothing more than location and ethnic heritage are imprisoned, deemed terrorists with no evidence they are, and tortured into confessing to things they know nothing about. 

 

While any normal human being finds these things alone enough to make them cringe with disgust and revulsion, those who have succumbed to the twisted dogma’s and doctrines of the so-called evangelical and fundamentalist movements seem to relish these things, for some reason believing that “God’s work” is being done.  I have to ask, what god is it these people believe in? 

 

Religion always needs a target; an enemy that the followers can align themselves against.  Without this enemy, religion will not survive.  This has been true through religious history and has resulted in wars, genocides and other destructive actions.  When religion obtains too much power, someone has to die!  An enemy must be created or realized, and the followers must be encouraged to band together to decimate the targeted enemy.  In my opinion, nothing is more treacherous, more murderous, than a religious fanatic who has been carefully schooled in the fine arts of mysticism and magical thinking into thinking that blood must be shed to prove his/her allegiance to God; or one who thinks a seat will be reserved for them in heaven by virtue of having condoned, or participating in, blood shed.  It is all that holds them together as a religious group whether here at home or “over there”. 

 

For many followers, the coveting of wealth and riches far exceeds their common sense.  As camera’s pan the audiences of mega churches, it’s stunning to realize that the majority of the people in attendance appear to be middle to upper class; people who most probably are well educated and somewhat affluent.  In the past, the congregations of these kinds of fringe religions would be populated mostly by the poor and uneducated; people who were desperate for help and who could be easily swayed into believing the preposterous and unbelievable claims being made.  I have to ask:  What makes otherwise rational people suspend their ability to think critically, analytically, and accept the most preposterous and malignant false preaching’s as some kind of truth?

 

Thirty years ago these kinds of churches that promote racial bigotry, religious wars, prosperity doctrines, magical miracle beliefs, mystical prophecies, faith healing, laying on of hands, tithing to make yourself rich, Zionism, anti-Semitism, charismatic beliefs, end-times false doctrines and a multitude of other twisted up recreations of bible scriptures and the true intent of God, were openly despised and marginalized; and rightly so.  Not one of those in these congregations of fools can or will read the bible objectively. To do so would force them to a reasonable conclusion that what is being preached is less about God and more about enriching and empowering the preacher.  Just to make sure they aren’t faced with any contradictory evidence, most will carefully note the passages issued by the pulpit and faithfully only read those. After all, why confuse the issue with pertinent information?

 

But here we are with millions of otherwise rational people willingly submitting to the same kind of religious radicalism and fringe religion zealotry that they claim to despise in others.  Hysterically claiming they are being victimized by others who view their attempts to control everyone else and to supplant their beliefs on everyone whether they like it or not (another of those enemies they need so desperately) these lunacy religions wreak havoc on our society by injecting fringe radical idealism into the mainstream.

 

Spreading their malignant messages of oppression, religious terrorism and unmitigated hatred of anyone not willing to join in, these homegrown churches are no less a threat to our survival as a cohesive nation.

 

It is my opinion that religion in all its forms (as opposed to genuine faith) is a blight on humanity regardless of who is promoting it.  Radical, extremist, zealotry loaded religions right here at home will do us nothing but harm and in fact is nothing more than our version of the Taliban, Al Qaeda, Islam or any of the other religions we love to point our fingers at and cry “enemy!”.

 

© 2008 Marti Oakley

Operation Enduring Freedom… more aptly titled Operation Enduring Crap.

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After waging a war of aggression, not only in Iraq and Afghanistan, but also in Somalia among other places, it doesn’t take much forethought to realize freedom, enduring or not, is not the actual agenda.  In fact, freedom whether here at home or in some foreign nation that has no interest in our version of freedom, is far from the actual intent.  As we continue our march into other sovereign countries, decimating everything in site and killing off large numbers of indigenous populations and leaving the soil unfit for any type of food production, we need to ask ourselves where and when will this all end?  And what is the real purpose?

 

I only have partial answers to a few questions.  Before we can determine why we are raping and pillaging other countries it might be best to look at what is happening here as it is here that the monumental changes to freedom as we have known it are taking place.   The wars and the constant reference to external threats have facilitated the conversion to fascism which benefits only the elite to the detriment of humanity.  But, before this conversion can be instituted fully, the greatest society ever to have existed on earth must first be neutralized.  This is being done not only through dissolution of our constitution but also by categorizing the common population as “enemies of the state” if they fail to comply.  Second to this is the efforts to supplant the United Nations as the controlling body of all nations and this will be firmly cemented in our minds as a global tax is assessed on us and the UN builds its own multi-national army and accesses our military at will.

 

Below I have listed just a few of the most egregious acts by our congress and president that indicate to me that maintaining our freedom is not a priority; that we are in a police state and that our government believes it has the right not only to take our freedom from us but to use us as lab rats when it sees fit in order to determine the quickest and most expeditious means of getting rid of a fair number of us. 

 

Under the cover of “National Security”, our constitution is rendered null and void.  We have lost the right to due process, habeas corpus, and can be jailed indefinitely without charges for being deemed a “domestic terrorist” (blogger, writer, speaker etc.) and can even be stripped of our citizenship taking away any remaining constitutional protections. All of this brought to you by the John Warner Defense Authorization Act of 2007, The Military Commissions Act, The Patriot Act, The Security Enhancement Act of 2002 (Patriot Act 2) and various and sundry other rights robbing pieces of legislation all designed to negate the validity of the Constitution and passed with the threat of suffering another “attack” if we objected. 

 

If Obama’s S2433 Global Poverty Tax passes, we will lose the 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms, a provision of the GPT, to defend ourselves against our own government which has every intention of using our own military to attack us and is currently in training for that event. Referred to as Urban Warfare, training exercises are conducted in US cities supposedly to prepare for urban warfare abroad….which leaves me confused because according to our own government propaganda those living in the countries we are aggressively attacking are living in abject poverty and caves.  How could training in highly developed cities be of any help? 

 

The Civil Assistance Plan, an agreement signed with Canada earlier this year, will see the Canadian Military used on American soil against Americans.  I guess that’s only fair, after all we saw the US military used at Montebello when the Security & Prosperity Partnership summit took place back in August 2007.  Yet not one of our illustrious elected officials protested this treasonous act, nor stood up to denounce it except Ron Paul of Texas.  This “plan” is the formation of the New North American Army.  Just think….a foreign military on our soil…shooting at us and our military under command of a foreign government, at will.   

 

If S1959 Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007 passes the Senate and is signed by King George, it will become a felony for any one of us to contact our elected officials to express our dismay or disapproval of what they are contemplating or have done or to try and persuade any one to change their religious, political, or social beliefs.  We can be declared a domestic terrorist for any reason or no reason at all. 

 

If The Clean Water Restoration Act of 2007 passes (HR 2421), our human right to clean affordable water will be lost to privatization interests who will capture and sell it to the highest bidder regardless of who might be thirsting to death. The right to water from any source, including rain water will now be owned by the federal government.  The selling of those rights to water will begin immediately as the fed divvies up water resources and sells them off to the highest private bidder.  Billed as necessary to control pollution and to protect our waterways from polluters, this bill will facilitate the sale of water from every known source to the very enterprises and corporations most responsible for the pollution. 

 

The Vaccine Liability Fund prevents access to the courts by those injured and which makes US taxpayers liable for the deaths and injuries caused by toxic vaccines created by Frankenstein pharmaceutical companies.  Those injured must now apply to the federal government for compensation from taxpayers.  Big pharma on the other hand continues to rake in windfall profits with no penalty and the death toll and injury from lethal pharmaceuticals and vaccines continues to climb.   While being relieved from liability big pharma also receives a dollar for dollar tax credit on research and development and advertising. 

 

Even though China (of all places) will not allow genetically modified imports from the US, and France, Germany and many other nations will not allow GMO to be imported into their food supplies, our congress and executive have openly courted companies like Monsanto which have forced genetically altered foods into our supply using CAFTA rules regarding “free trade” which put the rights of a corporation above those of human beings.  Never mind that either no research has been done to assess the affects of GMO on the human body, or, if it has been done, no one is letting that information out.

 

Those same self-righteous religious fanatics populating our congress who fight so hard to keep stem cell research from moving forward seem to have no problem with transgenics…the splicing together of genes from different animals to produce such things as a pig with the skin of a cow, or cows that produce blood with human anti-bodies in it.  Our congress, replete with those being driven insane by religion votes to fund this type of ungodly experimentation each and every year while feigning religious indignation at the thought of stem cell research.

 

In 2002, Donald Rumsfeld, whose name I even hate to print out as to me it’s akin to conjuring up the devil, issued a new set of directives for the DoD.  In it, he asserted the DoD’s right to test on women and minorities, men and children and those in the military (everyone’s included) any biological weapon, any agent of germ warfare, any electromagnetic weapon or to test any agent or weapon of any kind on any American citizen at any time just by claiming it was for the greater good under “national security”.  And all of this brought to you without the right to informed consent or to be informed after the fact.  It even goes so far as to relieve any agent or operative from any current or future liability for any injury or death from any testing. 

 

The retro-active immunity for the telecoms that spied on U.S. Citizens illegally, contained in the recently passed FISA bill, ( HR 6304), and for Bush administration operatives and agents who also conspired against U.S. Citizens for political purposes, we now have no recourse against this invasion of privacy perpetrated by our own government.  The very fact that they sought this immunity from prosecution after the fact is an admittance that they knew they were breaking the law when they did it.  The idea that our own elected officials voted against us in favor of the corporate select and in violation of the Constitution should have them all recalled from office.

 

We are now subject to be added to watch lists, to black lists, to all kinds of lists held by Homeland Security, the FBI and CIA among other more numerous spy agencies for no other reason than we voice our opposition to the illegal activities of this government or simply because we exist and they wish we didn’t.  The FBI is busying itself with compiling dossiers on every person in the country which will contain any and all information that can be data mined from any source whether true or not. 

 

The estimated 26,000 members of Infragard openly spy on neighbors, employees and others and report to the FBI and Homeland Security.  Again, no effort is made to determine the accuracy of the snitches’ reports.

 

Thousands from the clergy have been financially prodded into coaxing their congregations to give up their guns when martial law is declared.  If your preacher, minister, priest, rabbi or pastor begins telling you that if martial law is declared it would be best for you to comply with government demands……find a different church.

 

Our military has been converted from one of national defense to one of protection of special interests.  It has been deployed not for the sake of defending the physical United States from specific and real threats, but rather, deployed for the corporations who covet the assets of foreign countries.  And WE pay for it not only in dollars, but with the blood of our family members and friends. 

 

I realize that this is a very short list, but considering that Senator Harry Reid recently cited 873 bills as being passed since 2006, I have to wonder what is coming down the pike we don’t know about yet?  When exactly did they pass all these bills and just exactly what did they pass into legislation?  The things we know about are an abomination…….just imagine what has not yet been exposed.

 

I can think of any number of names for what has been done to our country under the guise of national security, defending freedom, and using war to steal the assets of another nation for profit.  Operation Enduring Freedom is not one of them. None of the actions either here at home or abroad have anything to do with maintaining or delivering freedom anywhere. 

 

As it is, we need to look at the loss of freedom right here at home before we begin to think that we can deliver what we no longer possess to people who have no interest in it to begin with. 

(c)2008 Marti Oakley

Resources:

Clean Water Restoration Act of 2007

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Clean_Water_Restoration_Act_of_2007

§ 9510. Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode26/usc_sec_26_00009510—-000-.html

S. 1959: Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s110-1959

Global Poverty Tax

http://www.opencongress.org/bill/110-s2433/show

Passage of FISA

http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=110&session=2&vote=00168

The Civil Assistance Plan…the new North American Army

http://www.dailypaul.com/node/39867

Animals Engineered for Human Health Purposes

http://books.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=10418&page=51

Clergy Response Teams

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2007/8/22/193437/867

Infragard

http://www.infragard.net/

Department of Defense Directive/2002

(see section 4.6.)

http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/321602p.pdf 

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