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Call To Discernment

Calling Christians to Biblical Christianity in lieu of watered-down, entertainment oriented churchianity. Christians must have discernment in all areas of life in this end time of deception, realizing also that American leadership of both political parties are leading us into the New World Order of the coming antichrist. Do not be conformed to this world. Rom. 12:2. Expose the deeds of darkness. Eph. 5:11. "He that is not zealous against error, is not likely to be zealous for truth." J.C. Ryle 

August 27, 2014

6:50 PM - End Times Scenario

Today's program was a must hear study. Chuck Missler discuses several topics looming on the horizon of Christians after the rapture, the main one which we should be preparing for being the Bema Seat of Christ. Most Christians today are totally unprepared for it. We will all be judged!

http://www.khouse.org/6640_media_serve.php?show_id=1000185&show_day=wednesday

or
Part 13
http://www.khouse.org/6640/currentbroadcast/

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6:47 PM - Billy & Franklin Graham: Like Father Like Son

Lighthouse Trails has learned that at the August 15-17 2014 gathering called "Three Rivers Festival of Hope" in Pittsburgh, PA, Franklin Graham (who led and organized the event) brought in Catholic Bishop David Zubik to give the opening prayer on stage with the large audience. During the bishop's prayer, he acknowledged his belief that Protestants and Catholics are all part of the same church. While Graham's public stand against homosexual marriage and his work to help the poor and needy is commendable, his giving a thumbs up to Roman Catholicism is moving the church closer and closer to complete apostasy. While we know that Graham's father, Billy Graham, allowed Catholic counselors at his
own crusade meetings (which sadly set a precedent), it's a big jump to give a Catholic priest the platform at an evangelical event to lead in an ecumenical prayer that puts Catholicism on par with Protestant Christianity.

More
http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=15966

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6:46 PM - Pentecostal Scandals

This is quite a large list.

Enlarged and Updated August 26, 2014

I know from personal experience that not all Pentecostals or Charismatics live scandalous lives. I was led to Christ in 1973 by an old-line Pentecostal who was a godly man, and I thank the Lord for the compassion he showed to this former "hippy" and the Biblical wisdom that he exercised in dealing with me.

At the same time, from its inception at the turn of the 20th century, the Pentecostal movement has been absolutely rife with moral and doctrinal scandals and ridiculous claims.

Continued
http://www.wayoflife.org/database/recent_pentecostal_scandals.html

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8:22 AM - Absolute Proof of Vaccine Caused Autism CDC Coverup

Natural News EXCLUSIVE: Bombshell email from CDC whistleblower reveals criminality of vaccine cover-up as far back as 2002
http://www.naturalnews.com/046614_CDC_whistleblower_vaccine_cover-up_criminal_investigation.html


CDC Responds: Admits Omitting Vaccine Data
video
http://youtu.be/THGbJnpywyw

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August 26, 2014

6:35 PM - What Can Believers Do in Days of Apostasy?

Free booklet as pdf download by J. Vernon McGee. Print form also available. Very good advice for believers in these end times. Read this and it becomes very clear that some "Christians" supposedly opposing apostasy are actually taken in it themselves. You will know them by their fruit.

Other McGee booklets free to download.
http://www.ttb.org/contentpages/21793/ecac65f6-d183-45d5-b6da-75662d98e6ca/ElectronicBooklets.aspx


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6:31 PM - Quote for Today

“In some ages evil seems to sleep. In the last days it will awake to full life and activity. It will seize every instrument: the press, the pulpit, the platform. It will enlist every science and art – music, sculpture, painting, portrait, philosophy – making them all subservient to its development. The multiplication of crimes, contempt of laws, blasphemies – these are the specimens of the energy of evil.”
Horatious Bonar

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6:26 PM - Iraqi Christians Plea for Help

For Yazidis, Christians: 'They Cut Us Like Sheep'

UN BAJID KANDALA REFUGEE CAMP, Northern Iraq — It looks like a scene out of the Bible — a modern-day exodus.

"I was there when ISIS came and shot one girl with a bullet in the head because they told her to convert. She refused and they killed her," Tasim recalled.

"We wait for the mercy of God and people like you to be protected from the evil men," Guli said.

They're also asking for the United States and the West to help.

"My request for all the believers in America and all over the world in all the church[es] [is] to pray for these people," Guli said.

Full story with video
www.breakingisraelnews.com/20554/yazidis-christians-cut-us-like-sheep-video/

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August 25, 2014

6:21 PM - The Age of Scoffers

Just as God is gradually separating the sheep from the goats in the church, He is also separating the mature from the childish who love to tickle itching ears and have theirs tickled in return. Nothing is more revealing about a person than hate. And when it habitually comes from an alleged Christian one has to wonder if their faith is genuine at all. The more the hatred builds against the pre-trib rapture the more evident it becomes Satan is directing it because he knows it is the correct Biblical view. The fact that he does not know when it will happen has him very, very angry, which he is expressing through so many alleged Christians.

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“Come and See”
In Defense of the Faith
by Pete Garcia

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I wonder why so many who claim to be Christian (presumably loving Christ), have such hostility towards the idea that Christ will one day return for His Bride before the coming seven year period known as ‘The Day of the Lord'.

Some of the visceral comments you will find, come not from the atheist or the Christian skeptic crowd, but come from other Christians. Most unbelievers equate God to the ‘Flying Spaghetti Monster' and reserve sarcasm for all eschatological views fairly equally. But it's the ‘christian', particularly those of the Reformed/Covenantal/Hebrew Roots/Amillennial/Preterist/Pre-Wrath/Post-Trib crowd who really, really hate the Pre-Tribulation Rapture. Even more hated still, is the Dispensationalist…Gasp!

As one who has often been at the receiving end of the blistering criticism, I am very cognizant of the fact, that most other eschatological views are at least tolerant of each other, yet remain united in their resolute intolerance towards the Pre-Trib view…, which is telling.

Although we aren’t saved by which Rapture view we hold too, we are either stunted or growing in how we mature as believers by which view we allow to filter our biblical worldview through.  And although all the proof in the world will not convince those who obstinately hold to errant, eschatological views (the listed above), they will find out soon enough.

Full article
http://www.omegaletter.com/articles/articles.asp?ArticleID=7873

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5:51 PM - Surviving Without Grocery Stores

The time may come due to martial law, food shortages, mass riots, false flag attacks, etc. when grocery stores over much if not all of the country are picked clean in 2-3 days and cannot be restocked soon. Government distribution of food rations could become possible for awhile, with heavy strings attached of course. 

It is possible to survive on foraging alone, provided one knows what to eat and what to leave alone. And to some extent it is even possible in cities. Lots of "weeds" are edible. And then there are all sorts of animals which is another subject entirely. The information below is very helpful for foraging plants.


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World Affairs Brief, August 22, 2014 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

Copyright Joel Skousen. Partial quotations with attribution permitted. Cite source as Joel Skousen's World Affairs Brief (
http://www.worldaffairsbrief.com). PREPAREDNESS TIP: EDIBLE PLANTS by Andrew Skousen

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Take dandelion, for instance. Who hasn’t tried to remove this hardy, universal weed from your yard? Yet it is really quite good both for food and medicine. The leaves are more nutritious than any lettuce and are not bitter if picked before the blossoms appear. Even the bitter summer leaves shouldn’t be shunned according to Steve Brill, who has a very useful website about common edible plants.

And that’s just one example. Consider wild cherries, berries and apples, watercress near streams, wild mushrooms (be careful, but don’t ignore this valuable category), and several edible leaves and lettuces. The PFAF (plants for a future) website catalogs over 20,000 edible plants in the world and has handy lists of edible plants sorted into links like “alternative food crops,” “winter salads,” edible roots, and even chocolate or salt substitutes.

Be sure and add a pocket guidebook of local edible (and poisonous) plants to your 72 hour kit or bug out bag.
Here is a list of some geographic-specific guidebooks.

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5:47 PM - Military Equipment to Police

This is a neat little search tool that tells you what military equipment has been sent to your own county. It ranges from the trivial on up to reportedly attack  helicopters. The feds give this stuff away free to law enforcement and in some cases it amounts to many millions of dollars to a single county nowhere near a large metropolitan area. How accurate and up to date it is I don't know. It's no wonder we now have a standing army in America, called the police.
http://bridge.caspio.net/dp.asp?AppKey=36701000b255adcfe6ca4b13a8a4

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August 24, 2014

5:43 PM - The Apostasy Sweeping Over The Churches

This address was delivered in 1919. Dr. Gaebelein wouldn't believe the amount of sin accepted by "Christians" and welcomed in churches today.

by Dr. A.C. Gaebelein, Bible Institute of Los Angeles, August 17, 1919

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Now then, let me tell you about this apostasy. The cornerstone of it is the rejection of this Book as the authority of God making known to man the truth which man is to know and by which He is saved. The rejection of the inspiration of the Bible, that it is the Word of God, is really a rather recent thing. Of course, the devil has always rejected it, although he knew better; and blasphemers, heathen and infidels have always done so. Study the Reformation and there is the clearest note as to the authority of this Book; in fact the belief in this Book produced the Reformation and gave birth to Protestantism. It is only during the last hundred years that you can trace the deliberate satanic attack upon the Word of God to rob the Bible of its divine authority and as soon as that is done all is lost. Everything rests upon the cornerstone--the Bible, the revelation, the infallible Word of God. Destroy this cornerstone and the whole collapses and that has become the popular thing in Christendom--to attack the Bible, to belittle the Word of God, to show up its supposed errors and rob it of its authority. 
 
Some Christians have told me that they are to remain in Laodicea until the Lord gives them a call to leave. He has given the call. It is here and what is happening and will happen is the separation of God's true church from the church of the world, the church of the apostasy and of Laodicea. But you say, "Where am I going?" Well, go first to the Lord and then you will have fellowship with the true saints of God. When you get into the fellowship of the true saints of God you get power, you get blessing, you have the reality of the Lord and He is going to use you.

Full article
http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/gaebelein.html

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5:31 PM - Bible Verses and Quotes for Today

For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.
2 Timothy 4:3-4

"Dr. McGee, you're going to find out in your own ministry that there are a great many people more interested in Antichrist than they are in Christ."
Dr. Arno C. Gaebelein, former Methodist pastor and Bible teacher

"They want religious entertainment from Christian performers who will tickle their ears. We have a love for novelty in churches today: emotional movies, pageants, foot tapping music, colored lights, etc. The man who simply opens the Bible is rejected while the shallow religious entertainer becomes a celebrity. And verse 4 indicates that itching ears soon will become deaf ears as people turn away from the truth and believe man-made fables."
Dr. Warrren Wiersby, former pastor of Moody Church

All this is not true just in the churches but outside as well as so much religious garbage is spread over the internet in the name of truth by false teachers and false prophets.
Steven

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2:51 PM - The Only Answer For Perilous Times

For Christians that is. The world has their answers and they all end in death. This was a good sermon getting down to the main reason why the lives of most American Christians are so spiritually bankrupt

(2 Timothy 3:1-17) During these early years of the 21st century, we have faced overwhelming problems that appear to have no answer. There seems to be no end to the personal and social ills that plague us.  Is there no place we can turn for relief?

with J. Vernon McGee
45 minutes
http://www.oneplace.com/ministries/thru-the-bible-sunday-sermon/custom-player/

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9:40 AM - Heavenly Sunlight

The author of this hymn, Henry Jeffreys Zelley (1859-1942) a Methodist pastor, produced over 1500 poems, hymns, and gospel songs.


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August 22, 2014

8:20 PM - Horror Movie About the Rapture

To call this piece of garbage "biblically accurate" is one of the biggest lies I've seen in awhile. The rapture is a glorious resurrection. The producer is trying to make the rapture a symbol of death.

According to an interview with producer La Scala he got his "biblically accurate" information from "Revelations." The Revelation of Jesus Christ is singular, not plural. He also wrote the remake of The Amityville Horror as is now working on Hell is for Real. According to La Casa about The Remaining, "it was all about riding that line of making sure there’s enough for the faith-based audience, but also enough for the mainstream audience who would go, 'Man, I don’t want to see this [expletive] bible [expletive] at all. It’s ridiculous.' That was the line I walked, and that was the most difficult part of writing the script."

In any event the masses are being conditioned for the real event with so much rapture entertainment coming out.

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Writer, producer, and director Casey La Scala is bringing another dark tale to the silver screen.

A new movie, "The Remaining," follows those left behind after the rapture in a terrifying, action-packed, thriller.

Unlike the popular "Left Behind" film series or the HBO original programme "The Leftovers," those who are called to be with the Lord in "The Remaining" leave their physical bodies behind. A trailer for the film shows people slumping to the ground, their eyes a haunting, grey color.

The film's production company said that La Scala's portrayal is the more accurate depiction of the rapture.

The "Donnie Darko" producer also said that the depiction is biblically-backed.

"I went through the Bible. It's biblically accurate," La Scala said. "I used the timeline. And that was one of those things that was interesting. I could have made a completely different film if I didn't make it biblically accurate."

"The Remaining" will be released in 17 cities on Sept. 5.

Full article
http://www.christiantoday.com/article/horror.film.about.the.rapture.the.remaining.coming.to.theatres/39763.htm

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8:14 PM - Which Jesus Are You Following?

By Coach Dave Daubenmire
August 21, 2014
NewsWithViews.com

That may seem like an odd question to ask. After all, everyone knows Jesus. At least that is what they tell me when we're out on the streets.

Everyone knows Jesus. Everyone! Even the strippers who showed up with boobs-a-blazing outside of a church in Warsaw, Ohio, claim to "know" Jesus. This was the second week in a row that the tattooed titties were on full public display for all of America to see.

Some call it indecent exposure (and trust me, these are not top-shelf beauties), while others call it "free-expression." Call it what you will, but Jesus would not support bare-breasted women parading on the streets; especially in front of a church.

But the strippers claim that they "believe" in Jesus. They claim they pray to Him. They claim He loves them. They say they have "accepted" Him. They say He is not "judgmental" like so many of His followers. They say God is Love.

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http://newswithviews.com/Daubenmire/dave383.htm

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8:13 PM - U.S. Funded and Trained ISIS

And the funding continues as Christians are murdered en masse.

http://www.thedailysheeple.com/you-do-realize-that-the-u-s-funded-and-trained-isis-right_082014
and
http://americathebattlefield.blogspot.com/2014/08/us-marine-veteran-sets-record-straight-on-isis.html

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August 21, 2014

7:05 PM - Is Pope Francis Preparing for Early Retirement?

If this happens it's going to sink St Malachy's Prophecy of the Popes of Francis allegedly being the last as believed by many Christian prophecy proponents.

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Addressing journalists on his return from his intense five-day visit to South Korea late Monday, Pope Francis bantered with reporters and lightheartedly said he may only have "two or three" years left to live.

The 77-year-old pontiff covered a range of topics on the flight back to the Vatican—from war-torn Iraq and his desire to visit the United States next year to his personal health, hinting he may retire early.

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http://www.charismanews.com/world/45124-is-pope-francis-preparing-for-early-retirement

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6:30 PM - The GOP's Never Ending War On Conservatives

The war by the GOP establishment against anything and everything of conservative value been going on a lot longer than 20 years. Those at the top of the GOP will do anything it takes to continue in sync with the Democrat party, not in rhetoric but in practice. It is my belief higher ups in the GOP were responsible for the paralyzing hit on George Wallace in the late 1960's. It was just too convenient to be coincidental. Of course they wanted him dead but they succeeded nonetheless. His huge following as an independent was a serious threat to Nixon becoming President. And then another hit on Reagan put him in line as an obedient puppet for the Democrat/Republican establishment. Wallace's campaign motto in 1968 of "there's not a dime's worth of difference between the Republicans and Democrats" was true then and is true now. Without the GOP we would never have known the name Obama.

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The Republican Establishment’s 20-Year War On Conservatives

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Reagan could have defeated Carter with Big Bird as his running mate, and the spare change in his pocket, but he sided with the establishment nonetheless. And today we are still paying the price for that decision. Had Reagan not picked Bush in 1980, we would not have Obama today.

Consider: The Bush choice kept the establishment alive, which after Watergate and the hapless Ford was withering on the vine, as was the entire Republican Party. It was Reagan who breathed new life into it. Without becoming Vice President, Bush had no shot at the White House in 1988, and without him in the White House, son George W. Bush would likely never have made it either. It was W and his policies that gave us Obama. A great conservative Vice President under Reagan would have kept the conservative tide rising, rather than handing the ball off to the establishment.

Full story
http://buchanan.org/blog/republican-establishments-20-year-war-conservatives-6893

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August 20, 2014

8:09 PM - The Danger of Denying the Eternal Security of Believers

I guess the question really comes down to whether a person believes Jesus is enough or not. If not then it isn't salvation by grace alone but together with works, which of course is heresy according to the Bible. It is not good at all when works become a form of pride instead of selfless love. Jesus said He gives eternal life to all believers, the Holy Spirit seals our salvation, and no man is able to pluck them out of the Father's hand that gave them to Jesus. If we deny that then salvation is not eternal and we in essence call Jesus a liar. Not good at all.
100 Scriptures Proving Eternal Security

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Can A Person Who Denies OSAS Be Saved?

Q. The subject of OSAS came up in an internet group I belong to. The group leaders say they believe in OSAS and I definitely agree with that. But they say if a born again believer thinks a Christian could walk away from God, then they don't believe the whole truth of the Bible, are making God out to be a liar and therefore, they are lost. I personally don't believe a person is lost just because they don't subscribe to OSAS just as I don't believe a person is lost if they believe in a mid-trib rapture. What do you think?

A. In all these areas of faith plus works I have a problem attributing any part of our salvation, whether it be attaining it or maintaining it, to our own behavior. In addition to denying the promises of the Bible (2 Cor. 1:21-22, Ephes 1:13-14, etc) someone who believes we can either lose or relinquish our salvation by actions we take after we're saved is essentially making himself ultimately responsible for being saved.

When you look at how differently the Lord feels about the quality of our efforts than we do (Isaiah 64:6), you can see that nothing we have to offer could ever measure up to His standards. Even our best effort is woefully inadequate. How then can we contribute anything to the equation? To me, a person who rejects OSAS is basically admitting that they either already are, or soon will be, irretrievably lost. Because if the Son of God's death wasn't enough to get the job done, how on Earth can they expect to add anything to that?

A person who believes in eternal security and is a mid-tribber is simply mistaken, and will go in the rapture with the rest of us. But a person who denies OSAS is saying, "Don't worry Lord, I can finish the job for you. I'll take it from here." In whom does that person's faith ultimately rest? I'm glad that the Lord can sort that out, because I certainly can't.

http://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/can-person-denies-osas-saved/#more-46489

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6:50 PM - More About Angels Than You Ever Knew

Really, this is just one article but so many embedded links are in it that it is like a study course. And it will challenge some beliefs about angels. I haven't been through it all so as usual be discerning, but Minister Fortson does have a lot of good information on his website.

58 Pics That Prove Angelic Activity On Earth – Hidden History
http://ministerfortson.com/?p=34063

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6:49 PM - When Silence is Not Golden

SILENCE VS. THE SILENCE

There is a vast difference between biblical contemplation and the Roman Catholic contemplative prayer that is sweeping through evangelicalism. It is the difference between "silence" and "the silence."

The silence of biblical contemplation refers simply to a quiet place in which the soul can effectively seek the Lord. In Scripture it is called seeking the Lord (Psalm 105:3; Isaiah 55:6), waiting on the Lord (Psalm 69:6), meditating on the Lord (Psalm 104:34), meditating on God's Word (Psalm 1:2). In these times, when most of us use computers and smart phones and our waking hours are filled to the brim with distracting busyness, it is important to have daily periods of silence for spiritual devotion. During these times we don't sit with an empty mind and DO NOTHING; rather we open the Bible and read and meditate on it and we pray IN WORDS to God the Father through Jesus Christ the one Mediator by the wisdom and direction of the Holy Spirit.

On the other hand, "THE silence" of contemplative prayer refers to pursuing God beyond the Bible, beyond thinking. It refers to putting aside thoughts through mechanisms such as mantras.

It has been popularized by contemplative gurus such as Richard Foster and Dallas Willard and is promoted by many evangelical leaders today, including Rick Warren, Bill Hybels, Chuck Swindoll, David Jeremiah, Beth Moore, Mark Driscoll, Max Lucado, Ed Young, Sr., Gary Thomas, Philip Yancy, Lee Strobel, and Charles Stanley. (See "Evangelicals Turning to Roman Catholic Contemplative Spirituality" at the Way of Life web site.)

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http://www.wayoflife.org/database/silencevsthesilence.html

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6:48 PM - ‘We the People’ Are the Enemy

By John W. Whitehead
August 20, 2014

"If you don't want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck with a baton or thrown to the ground, just do what I tell you. Don't argue with me, don't call me names, don't tell me that I can't stop you, don't say I'm a racist pig, don't threaten that you'll sue me and take away my badge. Don't scream at me that you pay my salary, and don't even think of aggressively walking towards me. Most field stops are complete in minutes. How difficult is it to cooperate for that long?"—Sunil Dutta, an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department for 17 years

Life in the American police state is an endless series of don'ts delivered at the end of a loaded gun: don't talk back to police officers, don't even think about defending yourself against a SWAT team raid (of which there are 80,000 every year), don't run when a cop is nearby lest you be mistaken for a fleeing criminal, don't carry a cane lest it be mistaken for a gun, don't expect privacy in public, don't let your kids walk to the playground alone, don't engage in nonviolent protest near where a government official might pass, don't try to grow vegetables in your front yard, don't play music for tips in a metro station, don't feed whales, and on and on.

For those who resist, who dare to act independently, think for themselves, march to the beat of a different drummer, the consequences are invariably a one-way trip to the local jail or death.

Continued
https://www.rutherford.org/publications_resources/john_whiteheads_commentary/turning_america_into_a_war_zone_where_we_the_people_are_the_enemy

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