The Rise and Fall of Truth & Freedom!

America's Success was just a BLIP, says the professor." [1]

Berit Kjos  ~  August 22, 2013

Purging the Memory of Our Christian Roots

"Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ." Colossians 2:8

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1. Corrupting History

"What if everything we’ve come to think of as American is predicated on a freak coincidence of economic history? And what if that coincidence has run its course?"2

That question is not mine! I totally disagree with its assumptions! But as America turns from factual history to false theories, we need to be on guard and take a stand!

Professor Robert Gordon is a pessimistic atheist and his message of doom is based on ambiguous speculations. Yet his irrational views have gone viral in liberal eastern states. His fame is rising fast and his disturbing views seems to please the elite establishment. After all, it shifts the burden of blame for today's disastrous economic from the Obama administration to mere fate -- just another "blip" in time and history.

It also sets the stage for New Word Order -- the global government envisioned for almost a century through the United Nations.

Some call the 72-year-old atheist and economist at Northwestern a "declinist and an accidental social theorist."2 Looking ahead, he sees little hope for America:

"There are many ways in which you can interpret this economic model, but the most lasting—the reason, perhaps, for the public notoriety it has brought its author—has little to do with economics at all. It is the suggestion that we have not understood how lucky we have been. The whole of American cultural memory, the period since World War II, has taken place within the greatest expansion of opportunity in the history of human civilization."3

Was LUCK a major key to America's growth during the last century? Of course not! A century ago America would still be considered a Christian nation where a majority believed in God and lived by His moral values. That's no longer true today! Among the most anti-Christian influencers are government leaders, Media manipulators and our children's teachers!

After verbalizing his objections to Gordon's anti-Christian views, Rush Limbaugh posted a transcript on his website. Here are some some interesting excerpts:

"Now, over the course of the 25 years of this program, and particularly in the most recent five years, you have heard me discuss the people who believe America was founded in an unjust and immoral way -- and, as such, believe that America is illegitimate...

"Well, I'm holding...a really long piece in the July 21st issue of New York Magazine. Here is the headline: "The Blip." ...Every editor, every producer will see this. Everybody who thinks they're hip and cool in New York will read this...

"Here's the thesis of this piece: Everything positive about American success has been coincidence, and it's now over. We really have seen the best. This is it!...

"Robert Gordon is the chief thinker in this piece. He is a professor of economics at Northwestern University in Chicago. He is a declinist. He is one who believes in the decline of America.... America is ... an accident, it's a coincidence, and it has run its course. It's over....

"This decline was inevitable, it had to happen, and therefore -- the biggie -- it has nothing to do with Obama, nothing to do with Obama's policies, nothing to do with the failure of liberal policies. This was ordained, just as the founding of this country was an accident....

"Now, they can't say act of God because they don't believe in God. And I think, by the way, folks, the fact that they don't believe in God means that they're always searching for some meaning...."1

As Professor Gordon has demonstrated, that new "meaning" will probably not be based on actual facts and honest research. Instead it will reflect the egocentric ambitions, clever strategies and dishonest explanations of elite leaders who use false arguments to promote their plans.

Keep in mind, the rise and fall of nations is not a matter of fate, luck or "blips"! Whether people believe it or not, there is an undeniable pattern to history. In the past, when nations trusted God and followed His moral guidelines, they lived in peace. When they rejected God, He withdrew His protection and allowed enemy forces to destroy their land. That principle -- and the consequences of ignoring God's guidelines -- is repeated again and again throughout the Old Testament.

No wonder our nation is in trouble. Ponder some of the snares that mold the American minds today:

1. Occult fascinations rather than God's truth and protection.
2. Corrupt entertainment rather than caring relationships.
3. Mocking Christianity rather than trusting God for wisdom and provision.
4. Rejecting God and searching for meaning in popular anti-Christians books, movies, video games, television....

God and His Word are now outlawed in the military, in schools, in the public square, etc. Christian students whose conscience compels them to reject homosexuality and follow God's guidelines are mocked and punished. Sad to say, the One who established and blessed our nation has now been outlawed by those who rule our nation!

In Old Testament days God withdrew His protection. The people were left to their own useless resources and faced famine, wars, disease and destruction.

Today we are repeating the same foolish march to destruction -- not because of an inexplicable blip, but because the people love evil more than good. The consequences will be devastating!

"The whole world is under the sway of the evil one!" 1 John 5:19

2. Corrupting Science

The Club of Rome, an elite think-tank of bankers, UN leaders, CFR members, and corporate and government executives, shares the UN vision for global solidarity. Their purpose is well summarized in the deceptive quote below:

"In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. In their totality and in their interactions these phenomena do constitute a common threat which demands the solidarity of all peoples."4. (The First Global Revolution by Alexander King & Bertrand Schneider)

The initial membership of the elite world rulers included:

2. Evolution versus creation: Historical and Archeological Evidence of Biblical accuracy

Evolution Vs. God : Hear expert testimony from leading evolutionary scientists from some of the world's top universities: • Peter Nonacs, Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCLA • Craig Stanford, Professor, Biological Sciences and Anthropology, USC • PZ Myers, Associate Professor, Biology, University of Minnesota Morris • Gail E. Kennedy, Associate Professor, Anthropology, UCLA See ARTICLE

Historical evidence for Biblical accuracy

Ponder these amazing links between the Biblical account and historical discoveries:
1. Ancient Israel: Before God led His people into their promised land, He warned them through Moses not to follow the corrupt ways of neighboring nations. This brief summary of one such warning could be a wake-up call to Americans as well:
"...when you have eaten and are full, and have built beautiful houses and dwell in them... your heart is lifted up and you forget the Lord your God. ... [Y]ou say in your heart, ‘My power and the might of my hand have gained me this wealth.’ ... [I]f you by any means forget the Lord your God, and follow other gods... you shall surely perish. As the nations which the Lord destroys before you, so you shall perish, because you would not be obedient to the voice of the Lord your God." (Deuteronomy 8:10-20)
Since they didn't listen, they were eventually destroyed -- as the prophets had warned. Most of the people were exiled to Babylon, where many repented, revived the old Scriptures, and were taught God's laws through the teachings of exiled leaders such as Ezekiel.
But others blended their understanding of God with Babylonian myths and conceived a new form of occultism: the Kabbalah. Its history and influence can be traced through mystical branches of rabbinical teachings, secret societies, medieval alchemy, and occult orders such as the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Most of its branches proclaim an impersonal "God" or "force" -- an enticing counterfeit of the Biblical God.
2. The rise and fall of empires:  When Nebuchadnezzar conquered Israel, he brought Daniel to his court. There the faithful prophet interpreted the king's strange dreams and won his respect. One dream in particular was obviously fulfilled:
" happened, when I, Daniel, had seen the vision and was seeking the meaning, that suddenly there stood before me one having the appearance of a man.... And he said, '...The ram which you saw, having the two horns—they are the kings of Media and Persia. And the male goat is the kingdom of Greece. The large horn that is between its eyes is the first king. As for the broken horn and the four that stood up in its place, four kingdoms shall arise out of that nation, but not with its power...." (Daniel 8:15-22).
Decades later, Media and Persia conquered and ruled the vast Babylonian empire. They were replaced when the Greek armies of Alexander the Great swept through the Middle East. When Alexander died, his empire was divided among four generals, and its glory soon faded.[14]  
3. Dumping Tyre into the sea:  The prophet Ezekiel foretold the unique destruction of Tyre -- a coastal center of Mediterranean commerce -- centuries before it was fulfilled:
"...because Tyre has said against Jerusalem, ‘Aha! She is broken who was the gateway of the peoples; now she is turned over to me.... Therefore thus says the Lord God: ‘Behold, I am against you, O Tyre, and will cause many nations to come up against you.... And they shall destroy the walls of Tyre and break down her towers; I will also scrape her dust from her, and make her like the top of a rock. It shall be a place for spreading nets in the midst of the sea.... I will make you a desolate city, like cities that are not inhabited, when I bring the deep upon you, and great waters cover you..." (Ezekiel 26:2-5,19-20)
A city covered by the sea? Impossible!
Not according to history and archeology. The first assaults on this rich maritime city came from Nebuchadnezzar's armies. The city was totally destroyed, but most of its residents escaped to a large island near the coast. Five centuries later (in 332 B.C.), Alexander the Great decided to add this well fortified island city to his Greek empire. When it resisted, the Greek army built a 200 feet wide causeway out to the island -- using the sand and stones from the ruins of the original city to build the passage. They "scraped" Tyre's remnants and cast them into "the midst of the sea."[15]
4. Petra:  Years ago, we visited Petra, the "pink city" dramatized in the movie, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. The trip to ancient Edom’s capital began in Amman, Jordan, with a four-hour drive south through the desert. Finally, at the mountainous entrance to Petra, the passage once blocked to Moses and his followers, we walked through a narrow gorge. The vertical rock walls on both sides framed a sliver of the "pink palace,” permitting a teasing glimpse of the rose-colored columns and sculptured ornaments of a palatial wall.
But when we reached the once-flourishing city, the stark sunlight exposed the faded facades of a lifeless ghost town. Behind the broken ruins of a lost civilization were empty caves - the stripped tombs of a people who long ago rejected God. The path led no further. The well-traveled old roads were gone -- just as the Bible prophesied:
"... it shall lie waste; No one shall pass through it.... thorns shall come up in its palaces, nettles and brambles in its fortresses.... The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the jackals... There the arrow snake shall make her nest..." (Isaiah 34:9-15)
Edom literally dried, wilted, and died. Its streams and vineyards turned to dust -- but not because of chlorofluorocarbons! God did it, because the smug Edomites rejected His ways. But --
"This is what the Sovereign LORD says about Edom... 'The pride of your heart has deceived you, you who live in the clefts of the rocks and make your home on the heights, you who say to yourself, 'Who can bring me down to the ground?' Though you ... make your nest among the stars, from there I will bring you down'” (Obadiah 1, 34)
Unlike the myths and legends of other spiritual traditions, the Bible's meticulous recording of historical events matches both secular history and archeological discoveries. Even the Old Testament droughts (that led to famines and wars) match the migrations, climatic changes, tree rings[16] and other discoveries charted by scholars. God's Word is true. We can count on it!
"All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work." 2 Timothy 3:16-17
....if you doubt me, just look at the way they make fun of Christians. Making fun of Christianity and Christians is high sport in America today and has been for a while.....
Gordon's thinking that America's just an accident, there's nothing special about it.... In fact, it hasn't been good. This confluence of events, this economic freak coincidence was really mean because it gave people ideas of what was possible that really aren't. See, we're now declining back into what is reality. Reality is misery, reality is paucity, reality is scarcity. The abundance that has been the hallmark of America the past 230 years was exception, it never was intended, it can't ever be that way forever, and it was just an accident. 
So all the good things, even the things that were good are bad because they gave people false hope. ... Robert Gordon, by the way, he's a graduate of Harvard. He went to Oxford. He has a PhD in economics from MIT, and he's on the board of the National Bureau of Economic Research group. They are the people who tell us when recessions start and end. The whole thing is a treatise of doom, gloom, apocalypse, negativism, as though that's what's normal.  The past 220 years, a freak accident of the universe. And it's been really bad because it gave people the false impression of the possibilities of wealth....
He is a declinist. We're now declining into a state of scarcity and misery, and that's what's normal. And here at the end of the piece, Gordon has been getting -- by the way, this piece, I should tell you, is the most e-mailed piece on the New York mag website. ... Every cable network, every newspaper is gonna read this and it's gonna confirm what they believe, and it's just gonna solidify the notion in their minds, this country sucks, and it never has really been any good, and whatever good did not happen because of superior ideas or thinking. It was all just an accidental quirk of fate. ...
"Gordon has been getting e-mails from regular people who have learned something about his theory, and who have been trying to make sense of the consequences.... From a Cincinnati investment manager: 'There is no way productivity growth in the future will achieve the rate of the sixties, right?' From an attorney: 'I have reached comparably pessimistic conclusions from a less rigorous analysis.' From an activist in Rhode Island: 'I strongly believe if we understand the end of growth, we can make provisions for the economy we actually have.'"
So he's getting e-mails from ordinary people who are signing onto this and praising his brilliance and celebrating their own brilliance by virtue of the fact they agree with him.  And they're all making plans now for nothingness, scarcity, the end of the good times that were never real in the first place.
"Gordon’s recent work has been suffused with a sense of loss, of the end of things. In certain ways these have also become the themes of his life. He lives in Evanston in a grand house, built in 1889, the second one in from Lake Michigan. Gordon and his wife, a film scholar, bought the place fifteen years ago and restored it.... Gordon comes from a famous family of economists....
"One recent afternoon, I met Gordon at his house, and we drove to lunch through Northwestern’s main campus. Around Gordon and me -- bicycling across the quad, wandering half-drunk into the streets -- were the members of the first American generation who would be no more educated than their parents." University students. They're just saying here that students at Northwestern aren't gonna learn any more than their parents did. That's good, by the way. That's good. We have to stop these unreasonably high expectations. He goes on to point out how many psychological problems in this country exist because too many people are trying to be things they'll never be and so there's nothing but rampant depression and disappointment when people realize how insignificant and unaccomplished they are. And they ought not feel that way because that's normal. Most people aren't any good at anything. Most people fail at everything, and these lofty expectations are nothing but poison. 
It's the most e-mailed piece. Now, it's apocalyptic and those kinds of things are like magnets to people. It's a really infuriating piece because it's entirely disproven by fact. It's entirely disproven by history. But, you see, here's a guy, I don't know if he believes God or not, but what happened in the founding days of this country is illegitimate. The hatred that exists for this country is profound in these highly educated, elite intellectual circles. And it's always been contained there. As I say, now it's starting to spread out to average people. And the reason why is because after all of these years of liberalism, we're all becoming like Detroit. 
I mean, what hope is there? And so people want an explanation for things, especially if it's an explanation that enables them to not have to blame themselves. Oh, really? I'm a failure? Well, guess what. That's what we're all supposed to be. I'm actually pretty good. I can just hear it in the next five or six years, getting calls from leftists on this program. "Mr. Limbaugh, this country's always been an accident. It was a quirk of fate." You're gonna have acolytes pick this up and become disciples of it, and it's all gonna be believed in their hearts and not their minds. 
RUSH: So when I was explaining and excerpting parts of that recent story in New York Magazine, I'm looking in there on the other side of the glass, and Snerdley just looks really depressed. Normally he's angry and throwing stuff in there and gesticulating widely. What is the matter with you? "That's really depressing." I said, "Well, I understand how it's depressing. I coulda rolled the dice. I could have ignored this.
I coulda not have mentioned it, not have brought it up. It does dovetail with what we've been discussing. I'm intent here not to depress everybody. I want everybody prepared for what's out there and what's happening, and what you're gonna be up against. You're gonna go crazy trying to understand why they think this. Like I myself, I know it's silly to say this, but I don't care. I'm entirely willing to be silly.
In my heart, I don't understand anybody born in this country hating it. I just don't. But if I step back, take my heart out of it, and start thinking about it. Then I can understand why, say, African-Americans -- depending on how they've been raised -- might think there's nothing really great here about this country, given slavery, but then my head would get back into it. Snerdley, you even told me once that you don't celebrate Fourth of July because it no big deal to you.
The point is, it doesn't matter. The point is that this country is the first to go to war with itself to end it, and 500,000 people died. We don't live in those days anymore, but yet the Democrat Party is trying to convince everybody we do, and every incident that happens that can advance the agenda this is still a slave, racist state, they will take and advance. That frustrates and disappoints people. 
But, you know, in my heart, I don't know how anybody can hate this country. Intellectually you start thinking about it. For example, this guy Gordon. I don't know him, this professor, but I know how some of these elitist intellectuals think -- and you're going to laugh at this, but don't. You might ask, "How could this guy look at the success that he's had? Look at these degrees, look at education, look at big house that this story describes he lives in!
"Look at the great life that he's got. He's got rooms that he doesn't use. He's got stables but no horses. What in the world has gone wrong for this guy? Why in the world is he down on the country that made all this possible?" One possible explanation is the founding cannot be just or good because he wasn't present. He didn't have anything to do with it. You, folks, you think you know egomaniacs?
You don't know what an ego freak is until you run into a genuine intellectual superiorist and supremacist on a major college campus. "The founding couldn't have been any good, or the Constitution, because I didn't write it. It couldn't be any good! The Declaration? I didn't say anything in it. It's not worth anything!" Some of them actually think this way. Others of them genuinely believe that this country's unjust and immoral because they hate capitalism. 
They've got this theory, so we're trying to analyze things impossible to analyze and explain because we're dealing with a sickness. I think liberalism and the constant devotion to failure after failure after failure, time and time again, is psychotic. It's never worked. Socialism -- the drive to make everybody equal, this utopia quest -- it's never happened, it can't happen, and yet millions still seek it. That's psychotic. 
It's irrational, and, as such, there's no rational explanation for it. This is why I've always said, "I don't care to understand these people. They are to be defeated," and that's why I say, "Where is the Republican Party?" This stuff has to be defeated. Don't get depressed; defeat it. It has to be pushed back against, not accommodated. We don't need to be polite in dealing with this kind of literal insanity. 
To come up with a 10-page magazine story claiming that all of that prosperity -- that everybody's known for 220 years -- was bogus, all for one reason, to exempt the failure of Barack Obama and mask it? All of this is to cover for the absolute incompetence of Barack Obama and the disaster that has been his presidency. It's all for that. Plus they intellectually believe this crap, to a certain degree. 
Anti-Americanism is rife in the academy and the upper echelons the intellectual elite. Remember, these people on the left, they're circling the wagons. They'll promote Dan Rather to the number one journalist in the world after he commits a fraud, just to save the movement. Well, here Obama is destroying the... I mean, his policies are wreaking havoc, and so we've gotta come up with an explanation that exempts him from any responsibility, and that's what this essentially is in New York Magazine.
1. Rush Limbaugh, "America's Success was Just a Blip, says Professor and It's Good That We're Sliding Back into Normal Suckiness." Limbaugh quoting Robert Gordon (?) - August 22, 2013  - Source article July 21st issue of New York Magazine. Here is the headline: "The Blip." .
The fall and rise of human violence: Why crime plunged in the 17th century but is now rising again
Green Lies and Phony Science

Ivar Fjeld's comment:
We have to be careful when we chose our words. For someone an act of violence is “terrorism”. For others it is a “legitimate use of force’.
Today's leftist Norwegian government could care less about the Bible, and what the living God say about Israel.
Norwegians at large [with relatively few exceptions] are secular hedonists, who worship money and their own self-righteousness. They have all agreed to remove “Christianity” out of their constitution, and adopt the Islamic world view....
This World view is shared by the media and the political elite. The indoctrination is massive. Almost 4 out of 10 Norwegians feel Israel is the reason for the trouble in the Middle East, acting “like the Nazis towards the Arabs and Muslims”. Like in Nazi-Germany, the “Jewish problem” is one of the hard core issues, and the reason for concern....
The ruling Labor party is fully in control of the leadership in the The Lutheran state Church.
Over the last 20 years the secular government [like England] has appointed Bishops of their choice, and replaced Biblical Christianity with a unique Norwegian styled New Age religion....
The so-called “Oslo peace process” was nothing short of Hitlers “peace process for Europe.” While talking about “peace”, the German “peacemakers” armed them selves to the teeth. Just like the Islamic “peace forces” do today.
Oslo gave them a royal opportunity to continue their Jihad from a fresh base on the Mountains of Zion. This cancer is difficult to remove.... 
Behold: The Messiah, the Lion of Judah is about to return. He is the rock of Israel, and the lover of my soul. He will judge the nations, based on their support or betrayal of the Zionist state of Israel. Amen.
Written by Ivar

"America's Success was Just a Blip, and It's Good That We're Sliding Back
into Normal Suckiness."[1] Anti-Christian Professor Robert Gordon

"...our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.   Ephesians 6:12

"The whole world is under the sway of the evil one!" 1 John 5:19

1. Rush Limbaugh, "America's Success was Just a Blip, Says Professor, and It's Good..."

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2. Benjamin Wallace-Wells, The Blip,

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4. Alexander King & Bertrand Schneider, The First Global Revolution (New York: Pantheon Books, 1991), 115. Club of Rome - Alexander King & Bertrand Schneider, The First Global Revolution (New York: Pantheon Books, 1991), 115. Club of Rome, an elite think-tank working with the UN.