Global War on Christian Values - Part 3
MEDIA-MADE "FOES" AND DECEPTIVE "FRIENDS"
By Berit Kjos - June 22, 2010
"'A handful of us determine what will be on the evening news broadcasts, or, for that matter, in the New York Times or Washington Post or Wall Street Journal.... And those [news stories] available to us already have been culled and re-culled by persons far outside our control.'" Walter Cronkite
"The effort to destroy the Jewish state has many fronts. One front is in Iran.... Another is in Gaza.... And this front thrives for only one reason — the complicity of the world press..." "Theater of War"
"A new U.S. Senate bill would grant the president far-reaching emergency powers to seize control of or even shut down portions of the Internet." "Granting president emergency Internet power"
"Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to...consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise." Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf
The mainstream media presents a strange paradox. It highlights anti-Christian sentiments and minimizes Muslim violence. It fuels global rage against Israel for defending its tiny land but praises Islam as a "religion of peace." Why?
One reason is simply the Obama administration's new media policies. According to UPI,
"A Washington decision to strike terms linking the religion of Islam to extremism is a welcome departure to U.S. policy.... Influential clerics and other Muslim advocates have recommended avoiding words like 'jihad' and other Islamic terms for fear of undermining the peaceful nature of the religion."
History offers another clue. Both Hitler and Stalin built far-reaching propaganda systems that would broadcast false promises and mandatory rules for political correctness. Both were determined to shift the focus of public rage away from their own devious agenda to a hateful image of a 'single adversary.'
Stalin's collective label for his foe was the bourgeoisie (or "exploiter") -- the enterprising middle class that owned property and resisted tyranny. Jews and Christians were obvious targets.
Hitler aimed his propaganda at a similar enemy -- mainly Jews. In a time of economic collapse, unemployment, envy, and political change, they served his purpose well. As he wrote in Mein Kampf,
"The art of all truly great national leaders at all times consists...primarily in not dividing the attention of a people, but in concentrating it upon a single foe.... It belongs to the genius of a great leader to make even adversaries far removed from one another seem to belong to a single category..."
Hitler had studied the Bolshevik Revolution and had learned his lessons well. According the Encyclopaedia Britannica,
"It was a stroke of genius on the part of Hitler to find this common denominator in the Jew....This enabled him to discover the Jew behind all his changing adversaries... in short, behind everybody and everything that at a given moment opposed his wishes or aroused his wrath."
Eventually, all Jews in the expanding Third Reich were marked for death. Christians who defied Nazi rules and practices usually faced the same end: concentration camps and death. As Jesus warned His disciples,
"...you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake." (Matthew 24:9)
Islamic terrorism may be today's most obvious threat to a free America, but Mr. Obama and his team of change agents have found their "single adversary" in the medley of "malcontents" labeled "rightwing extremists." Like Hitler's Jews, this diverse mix represents both a "convenient" foe and an intolerable obstacle that must be purged in the name of unity.
So, "who's the Enemy in the War on Terror?" asked Joseph Lieberman. Then he explains:
"...the Obama administration rightly reaffirms that America remains a nation at war. Unfortunately, it refuses to identify our enemy in this war as what it is: violent Islamist extremism.
"...the first rule in war is to know your enemy so you can defeat it. The 2006 National Security Strategy did this: It correctly identified our enemy as 'the transnational terrorists [who] exploit the proud religion of Islam to serve a violent political vision.' The Obama administration removed those accurate and important words."
Nor does the media expose a more subtle threat to freedom: the socialist ideology that is fast eroding America's laws, economy, schools and churches. Hungarian author Balint Vazsonyi described this battle in America's 30 Years War:
"A particularly important place in the political matrix was assigned to those considered to be enemies of the regime. Whereas democracies associate the word 'enemy' with a physical attack on their territory or the threat thereof, national socialism [Nazism] and communism require the existence of enemies—internal and external—at all times.
"The selection of internal enemies (Jews in Germany, 'exploiters' in Russia) would suggest a difference between the two regimes. But the Russians had anti-Jewish pogroms long before Hitler...
"And the Church, again, was looked upon by both as an enemy for the obvious reason that it, too, required allegiance and obedience—an attitude reserved exclusively to the party...
"...examination of nazism and bolshevism’s external enemies proved the most revealing. As discussed, the primary enemy in the eyes of both nazis and communists was... the English-speaking world [back then, it pointed to those who loved freedom].... As countries switched from nazi occupation to Soviet occupation, it was not unusual for the same henchmen to jail the same persons for the same offense: listening to an English-language broadcast."
Who, then, are today's media-made "enemies of the People"?
Those who love America! Those who thank God for this land of freedom and opportunity! Those who recognize the corrupting effects of immorality and lawlessness! Those who stand firm on God's promises!
But allegiance to God doesn't fit the new vision of globalism and communitarian oneness! So it's not surprising that our Department of Homeland Security has prepared an Orwellian list of America's "enemies." Notice its subtle suggestions that faithful Christians who oppose abortion and lawlessness would be included:
"Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements, and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups), and those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority.... It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or [illegal] immigration."
No wonder our government passed a "Hate Crimes law" designed to silence those who might offend others by their commitment to God's moral values!
FROM MEDIA FREEDOM TO GOVERNMENT CONTROL
Coached by media messages, many in today's upside-down world have learned to equate socialism with justice. They see the certainties of Christianity as an obstacle to solidarity.
Our president's agenda blends global socialism with Islamic alliances. [See Alliance for Civilizations] So did Hitler's agenda. Fighting at his side were radical Muslims who shared his hatred for Jews and joined him in the World War II slaughter. Government propaganda was key to guiding public opinion and compliance.
Don't think it can't happen here. Our president has called for a more centralized and controlled media -- safe from conservative critics and factual accountability. Ponder these reports:
FCC MOVES TO REGULATE INTERNET: "The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on Thursday (June 17) to begin the formal process of bringing the Internet under greater federal control."
OBAMA'S FTC PLAN TO REINVENT AMERICA'S NEWS MEDIA: "...a year ago the new Democrat administration of Barack Obama launched a major internal study intended to design a major government rescue plan for the nation's financially-troubled information media.... Government helping the press?... How...? In return for what?"
OBAMA VS. FREEDOM OF THE PRESS: "Should the government... enact special subsidies and tax breaks for news organizations, it will induce a degree of journalistic dependence on the whims of government."
THE NEOMARXIST WHO IS HELPING TO INFLUENCE OBAMA'S MEDIA POLICY: “Only government can implement policies and subsidies to provide an institutional framework for quality journalism....In the end, there is no real answer but to remove brick-by-brick the capitalist system itself, rebuilding the entire society on socialist principles. These are the sentiments of Robert McChesney, a self-professed neomarxist media scholar and the founder of the lobbying group and think tank Free Press."
GOVERNMENT-RUN MEDIA SYSTEM IN U.S.? "A George Soros-funded, Marxist-founded organization calling itself Free Press has published a study advocating the development of a 'world class' government-run media system in the U.S.... Among the examples of speech that should be banned, Sunstein offered, is advocating that the theory of global warming is a deliberate fraud."
LIBERAL GROUPS WANT FCC TO POLICE TALK RADIO, CABLE NEWS: "The groups assert in the letter that 'hate, extremism and misinformation have been on the rise... as the media has focused on Arizona’s passage of one of the harshest pieces of anti-Latino legislation in this country’s history.' The organizations include the Center for Media Justice, the Rainbow Push Coalition, the League of United Latin American Citizens, the National Association of Latino Independent Producers, and Common Cause."
That last list of organizations is part of a socialist chain of cronies that reach far beyond our borders. Following the guidelines of Saul Alinsky, they "call evil good and good evil." The Constitutional promise of free speech and press have no place in their revolutionary agenda. Yet some reporters have dared to expose this war on truth and freedom.
THE CUBAN TERRORIST TRADE: "Mexican investigative reporter, José Antonio Pérez Stuart, has uncovered links between the international publicity campaign against Arizona and money from powerful Latin American narco-Castroite mafias.... El Boris' del Valle, son of Cuba’s former Minister of the Interior (KGB-trained)... was the 'hands-on' operative for the smuggling of drugs and humans into the U.S.”
Notice the reference to "the international publicity campaign against Arizona." Does that remind you of the recent international campaign against Israel's legal right to defend itself?
Keep in mind, these attacks serve Mr. Obama well. Hit with raging demonstration and hostile media-shaped public opinion, Arizona demonstrates the high cost of taking a stand against tyranny.
Back in the 1940s, Hungary's freedom-loving citizens gave up the fight and surrendered to socialism. The result was rapid social decay. Balint Vazsonyi, who died in 2003, left us with this warning:
"Alert to the continuous presence of the internal security forces, they lived in constant fear of inadvertent words or actions. The people around them who wore a uniform... were their jailers, not their protectors.... [They] served the 'higher interest of the state.' So did the courts.... As Hitler remarked, 'We must exterminate the idea that it is the judge’s function to let the law prevail."
The media's contempt for God's uncompromising truth has helped silence the Christian message -- even in churches. Its promotion of corrupt entertainment has made evil virtually irresistible. (See The Power of Suggestion)
While those who trust God are often seen as enemies to progress, left-leaning "Christians" like Jim Wallis serve as spiritual advisors to our president. And where does Mr. Obama stand? His 2004 interview with Cathleen Falsani included these statements:
"I am a Christian.... I believe that there are many paths to the same place, and that is a belief that there is a higher power, a belief that we are connected as a people.... I am a great admirer of our founding charter...and its resolve to prevent disruptive strains of fundamentalism from taking root in this country...
"I think Gandhi is a great example of a profoundly spiritual man who... never slipped into intolerance or dogma."
What Obama described was pluralism, not Christianity. It fits right into the politically correct middle ground approved by the media. No wonder the "Christian" masses are trading Biblical absolutes for pleasing platitudes that sound "Christian" and fit a Christ-less world.
Those who refuse to compromise truth will face rising hostility. But in the midst of the battle, He shows us His victory:
"If God is for us, who can be against us? ...in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us!" (Romans 8:31,37)
1. Walter Cronkite, quoted in "Censored : The News That Didn't Make the News-And Why"
2. Theater of War at http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/charen060210.php3?printer_friendly
3. "Senators propose granting president emergency Internet power" at http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-20007418-38.html
4. Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf (14th Edition, 1935), p. 197.
5. "End to 'loaded' Islamic terms welcomed," UPI, April 8, 2010, www.upi.com/Top_News/Special/2010/04/08/End-to-loaded-Islamic-terms-welcomed/UPI-23761270739326/
6. Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, first German printing in 1925 (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1943), p.118.
7. Encylopaedia Britannica, Vol. 16, (Chicago: William Benton, 1968), 93-94.
8. Joseph Lieberman, "Who's the Enemy in the War on Terror?" at http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703509404575300420668558244.html?mod=googlenews_wsj
9. Balint Vazsonyi, America's 30 Years War (Regnery Publishing, Inc., 2003), pp.146-147.
10. Homeland Security at http://www.crossroad.to/News/homeland.htm
11. "During World War II, the Muslims of Albania, taking advantage of their alliance with Hitler, drove out much of the Serbian population of Kosovo and burned their homes, set fires to and robbed the Serbian churches, and desecrated the Christian cemeteries of the Serbs." "Culture Wars," Vol. 8, No. 4, March 27, 1999, by S.R. Shearer.
12. "FCC Moves to Regulate Internet" at http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/68003
13. "Obama's FTC plan to reinvent America's news media" at http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2010/06/federal-trade-commission-free-press.html
14. "Obama vs. Freedom of the Press" at http://townhall.com/Common/PrintPage.aspx?g=969ad3db-b6e7-44eb-b813-e67092ecae7c&t=c
15. "The Neomarxist who is helping to influence Obama’s media policy" at http://dailycaller.com/2010/06/11/the-neomarxist-who-is-helping-to-influence-obamas-media-policy/
16. "Liberal Groups Want FCC to Police Talk Radio, Cable News" at http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/liberal-fcc-talk-radion/2010/06/02/id/360849?s=al&promo_code=A007-1
17. "Head of Marxist group joins Obama team"at http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.printable&pageId=159337%20
18. "The Cuban Terrorist Trade" at http://frontpagemag.com/2010/06/14/the-cuban-terrorist-trade/print/
19. Balint Vazsonyi, America's 30 Years War (Regnery Publishing, Inc., 1998), p.149.
20. Cathleen Falsani, "Interview with State Sen. Barack Obama," March 27, 2004. http://blog.beliefnet.com/stevenwaldman/2008/11/obamas-interview-with-cathleen.html