“Destruction is in its midst; oppression and deceit do not depart from its streets.” Psalm 55:11
President Ronald Reagan declared: “The most terrifying words in the English language are: ‘I am from the government. I am here to help you!’”
“Trust in the Government”
Yet, there are many who insist that we must trust the government. We need to trust the government with our tax money. We are expected to trust politicians to control the economy. We are told to trust the government with the currency. Of course, we are meant to trust the government for our physical safety and security.
Moulding the Minds of Future Voters
We are told to trust the government with our children’s education. We are expected to trust the government with the training of the teachers that will mould the minds of future voters. We are meant to trust the government with the selection and production of textbooks that will guide our children’s education for over 12 years.
“Government Knows Best”
Now, increasingly, we are also expected to trust the government when it comes to matters of health and science. Billions of people were forced into unprecedented lockdown in 2020 by governments who warned that if they did not stop all travel, social interaction, business, cultural and religious activities, hundreds of millions of people would die of the Covid-19 virus! Although their doomsday predictions were wildly exaggerated, we are now meant to trust them to enforce mandatory vaccinations!
Politicians Are the Problem, Not the Solution
Doctor Ben Carson, observed: “We’ve been conditioned to think that only politicians can solve our problems. But at some point, maybe we will wake up and recognise that it was politicians who created our problems.” “While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption…” 2 Peter 2:19
As John Emerich Acton observed: “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
Death by Government
Although governments are meant to protect their citizens, secular socialist states in the 20th century murdered more than 169 million of their own citizens! This astonishing statistic is the result of decades of research by political science professor R.J. Rummel, of the University of Hawaii. Professor Rummel’s shocking research was presented in a 500-page book: Death by Government (2006, Transaction Publishers, New Branswick, N.J.). The chart and statistics measuring the life-taking propensities of state governments, were developed from the professors’ analysis of 8,200 sources.
Recognising Political Realities
Professor Rummel notes that textbooks on political science need to be modernised to recognise political realities. While most textbooks refer to the functions of government as: “law and order;” “safety and security;” “cultural maintenance” and “social welfare,” the fact is that “we have numerous examples of governments that killed hundreds of thousands and even millions of their own citizens, enslaved the rest and abolished traditional culture. Power kills: Absolute power kills absolutely… the more power a government has, the more it can act arbitrarily, according to the whims and desires of the elite and the more it will make war on others and murder its foreign and domestic subjects. The more constrained the powers of governments, the more power is diffused, checked and balanced, the less it will regress on others… totalitarian communist governments have slaughtered their people by the tens of millions…”
The Greatest Killers in History
Professor Rummel’s Death by Government documents that the greatest threat to life, historically, has not been disease, crime, or even war. Secular, socialist, communist governments have been the biggest killers in history. Not merely killing foreigners by invasion, but killing their people in peace time within their own borders by the most colossal concentration camp gulags and state security apparatus, such as the KGB.
The Black Book of Communism
Rummel’s exhaustive documentation exhibits a sheer lethality of power. The Black Book of Communism and Death by Government, conclusively prove that far from governments being the solution to crime and violence, historically, centralised governments have been the prime culprits for crime and violence. Far from being the solution, governments are more often than not the problem. Most government policies to deal with crime and poverty are counterproductive, creating far more crime and poverty.
Tyrants Prefer Disarmed Victims
Nowhere is this seen more clearly than in state attempts to disarm citizens. Every genocide of the 20th century was preceded by gun-control and disarmament of civilians. Just as criminals prefer unarmed victims, tyrants prefer disarmed citizens. A government that does not trust its citizens with weapons cannot be trusted with power. Freedom is when the government fears the people. Tyranny is when the people fear the government. No government that can be trusted with a monopoly of force. Decentralisation of power, the rule of law and armed citizens are essential foundations for freedom. “‘Their throat is an open tomb; with their tongues they have practiced deceit; the poison of asps is under their lip. Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness. Their feet are swift to shed blood; destruction and misery are in their ways; and the way of peace they have not known. There is no fear of God before their eyes’.” Romans 3:13-18
A Fearful Master
The Founding Father of the United States of America, George Washington, declared: “Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force. And force, like fire, is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”
G. Edward Griffin documented in his book: The Fearful Master; A Second Look at the United Nations, the horrifying reality of the prototype world government body, the United Nations. Particularly exposing their atrocities in the Congo and invasion of Katanga, this book makes a powerful and convincing case against centralisation of power and global government.
President Herbert Hoover, conclusively documented in his monumental 900-page: Freedom Betrayed – The Secret History of World War Two and Its Aftermath, that deceit, disinformation and treason were the central focus of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s policies during the Second World War. Freedom Betrayed is a shocking, searing indictment of the abuse of government and the catastrophic consequences of unbridled power in the hands of secular socialists without a conscience. “Now these things became our examples, to the intent that we should not lust after evil things as they also lusted… Now all these things happened to them as examples and they were written for our admonition…” 1 Corinthians 10:6-11
The Secret War
Max Hastings’ The Secret War: Spies, Ciphers and Guerrillas, 1939-1945 utilising Most Secret Ultra files, which were sealed for over 60 years after the conclusion of World War Two, is the most thorough and detailed chronicle of code breaking, spying and sabotage activities in all the theatres of the Second World War. As one general observed, the revelations from The Secret War require almost every book, film and documentary about the Second World War, to be re-written. The realities revealed by the previously sealed documents ruin many, if not all, Hollywood narratives of that tragic conflict.
The Sinking of the Lusitania
For those who believe that we can trust the government, I remember reading Colin Simpson’s book The Lusitania: Finally the Startling Truth About One of the Most Fateful of all Disasters of the Sea. The book was published in 1973 and when I checked the book out of the Bulawayo Library in 1974, I was horrified to find the startling evidence about the disgraceful role of British and American officials in this disaster. When governments seal their records for 50 years, you must know that they are concealing a major scandal.
Late in 1974, I came across Nicholas Bethell’s book The Last Secret: The Story of Forced Repatriation from 1944 to the Present. My confidence in the integrity of the Allies was seriously shaken by the revelations of Operation Keelhaul. What Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn called “The Wars’ Last Secret” detailed the treacherous betrayal and forced repatriation, by British, Canadian and American forces, of over three million Russians, Ukrainians and other East Block citizens, men, women and children, into the hands of Stalin’s NKVD Extermination Units. Some were prisoners of war; others were refugees from the communist chaos in the USSR. Many had never even lived in Russia. Many were the descendants of refugees who had fled the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917.
Against Their Will
Yet, between 1944 and 1947, millions of these tragic people were forced across the Iron Curtain, into the hands of the Soviet Secret Police, who murdered most immediately. The rest were condemned to forced labour in the Arctic hell of the Soviet GULAG death camps in Siberia. The lies and treachery of the Allies in disarming and deceiving these Russians and Ukrainians were scandalous. Many of them sincerely believed that the “democratic West” would protect them. Most never dreamed that they would be clubbed, beaten by rifle butts and prodded with bayonets by the Allies. Many of their people were shot while trying to escape as they were herded by British, Canadian and American forces onto trains and trucks. Millions were sent as prisoners, against their will, to the Soviet Union and certain death, or slavery. Many thousands committed suicide rather than be subjected to a living hell in the slave GULAGs of Soviet Communism.
In Poland, I learned of the Katyn Forest Massacre and the assassination of General Sikorski, his daughter and high command. General Wladyslaw Sikorski, the Commander in Chief of the Polish Army and Prime Minister of the Polish government in exile, was killed on 4 July 1943, while returning from inspecting Poland forces in the Middle East. His Liberator transport aircraft crashed into the sea, 16 seconds after take-off from Gibraltar. The only survivor of the crash was the pilot. All eleven passengers were killed, including Zofia Les Niowska, Sikorski’s daughter. The fact that the British documents concerning this “aircraft accident” have been sealed until 2050, as Top Secret, has further confirmed the suspicions of Polish Christians that their British and American Allies eliminated Sikorski and the Polish government in exile because of their insistence of an independent investigation into the Katyn Forest Massacre of Polish Prisoners of War by Stalin’s Communist NKVD, in order to avoid embarrassing the Soviet dictator.
The Yalta Betrayal
The betrayal of over 150 million Christians in Eastern Europe into the hands of Stalin’s brutal Soviet Union by the Yalta Agreement in 1945, was a crushing betrayal of the hopes and sacrifices of millions who were told that they were fighting for “freedom” and “Christian civilisation”!
How Capitalists Saved Communism from Collapse in the Soviet Union
The staggering shipments of military hardware from the USA, Great Britain and Canada to Stalin’s Soviet Union from 1941 to 1945, saved communism from collapse. There is no doubt that without the billions of Dollars of Western aid, the Soviet Union would not have been able to survive a year. Russian historian Boris Sokolov wrote in 1998: “Lend lease was the decisive factor in the Soviet ability to continue the war.” “…Should you help the wicked and love those who hate the Lord? Therefore, the wrath of the Lord is upon you.” 2 Chronicles 19:2.
The Role of Smuts and South African Gold in Salvaging Stalin
The unconstitutional role of General Jan Smuts in ousting South African Prime Minister, James Barry Hertzog, (South Africa’s most popular Prime Minister, J.B. Hertzog was elected 5 times in succession) was followed by Smuts, loading millions of pounds of South African gold onto the USS Quincy, to transport to FDR in America. This helped fund Lend Lease, which saved communism from collapse in Stalin’s Soviet Union.
Solemn Pledges Not Worth the Paper they were Written On
The betrayal by Woodrow Wilson of his solemn pledge in The 14 Points and the betrayal by FDR and Winston Churchill of The Atlantic Charter, along with the treacherous Yalta betrayal of Christians throughout Europe, are just some of the more monumental examples in history of why you cannot trust governments.
The Betrayal of Rhodesia
Ian Smith, Prime Minister of Rhodesia, in his landmark book The Great Betrayal, documents the treachery of the British Foreign Office in betraying Rhodesia into the hands of Soviet and Red Chinese backed Marxist terrorists. Having fought, all six years of the Second World War for Great Britain in the Royal Rhodesian Air Force, as a fighter pilot, Ian Smith was bewildered at the malicious undermining of every attempt of Rhodesia to resist communist terrorism and secure the population of Rhodesia. As Ian Smith so eloquently described it: “We were never beaten by our enemies. We were betrayed by our friends.”
Many Blood Sucking Parasites
The word politics can be seen to be composed of two syllables: poli – meaning many and tics - blood-sucking parasites. Hence politics can be seen as: many blood sucking parasites.
It is noticeable that the middle letters of cancer are ANC. A cancer is a cell that does not contribute to the health of the body, but deteriorates the health of the body. In this sense, our cANCer government in South Africa are a plague of blood-sucking parasites, who, according to the African Union Task Force, on Corruption, steal approximately 32% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) every year, through corruption.
Politicians Lie for a Living
From president Cyril Ramaphosa’s blatant lie on his speaking tour overseas: “There is no murder of white farmers in South Africa…” to the assurance at the beginning of Lockdown that all of the Solidarity Fund would go directly to the people whose businesses had been closed down by his Lockdown martial law and whose livelihoods had been suffocated by the ANC government lockdown regulations, to the endless unbelievable excuses of State Owned Enterprise (SOE’s) such as Eskom for “load shedding”: “the coal got wet;” “the conveyor belt was stuck;” the generator needs to be repaired;” to justify country-wide blackout power failures, to excuses as to why State Capture ANC gangsters guilty of corruption could not be fired, or prosecuted, it is clear that you cannot trust governments. That is why governments need to be severely restricted, bound by the constitution, limited and decentralised. Checks and balances are essential.
In May 1995, we marched to Parliament in protest against the ANCs plans to turn South Africa into a Secular State. Well over 20,000 Christians joined us in this, the largest protest in Cape Town’s history. Outside the gates of Parliament, Cyril Ramaphosa was thrust out by nervous ANC leaders to receive our Memorandum. Mr Ramaphosa was plainly rattled and quite intimidated by the large group of determined Christians with banners and posters declaring: A Godless state is a hopeless state; Back to the Bible; Grondwet op God se wet; Jesus Christ is Lord. Cyril Ramaphosa’s eyes lit upon our friend, Rev. Fano Sibisi and his large leatherbound Bible. “Can I borrow this?” Without waiting for a reply, Mr Ramaphosa swiftly plucked the Bible out of Fano’s hands and climbed up the platform. Lifting Fano’s Bible high into the air, Cyril Ramaphosa declared: “I am a Christian! See, I bring my Bible to Parliament every day!” From where I was standing, I could clearly see Fano Sibisi’s name engraved on the front cover of this Bible, (which was actually a gift from Rev. Bill Bathman in Arizona). The brazenness of this politician left Fano and I staring at one another in amazement.
There was a time that town councillors and members of parliament, or congress, were not paid, but donated their time as a service to the community. This was forcefully brought to my attention in Milton High School in Rhodesia, where my history teacher was Mr. Reese-Davies, a member of parliament. He explained that as members of parliament were not paid, they also had to have “a real job.”
Get Rich Quick Scheme for the Unscrupulous
Since then, however, “public service” has become a get rich quick scheme for the unscrupulous. It is absolutely essential to restrict the financial benefits to elected civil servants to the same salary as that for teachers, nurses, policemen and firemen. Why should politicians receive so much more financial benefits than the far more important and harder working sacrificial teachers, nurses, policemen and firemen? By allowing a professional class of politicians to vote for themselves more and more of the public treasury, we have allowed the very worst kind of people to dominate politics.
The Biblical Role of Government
Biblically, government exists for law and order, justice and defence. The Bible is very clear that God has instituted civil government as “an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrong doer.” Romans 13:4. Civil government is called to be a minister of God’s Justice: “to punish those who do wrong.” 1 Peter 2:14. The primary duties and responsibilities of civil government are the protection of law-abiding citizens and the punishment of law-breaking criminals. Central government should be limited to National Defence and Foreign Affairs. Police should be controlled on a local, municipal level, by the communities that they serve. There is no need for national governments to be involved in education, health care, economics and art and culture. These are best left in the hands of local communities, families and individuals.
Refuse to Follow in the Footsteps of Failure
Instead of following the disastrous centralization models of ancient Babylon, Nineveh and Pharaoh’s Egypt, or Imperial Rome, or the catastrophic Communist totalitarian states of the 20th century, such as the Soviet Union and Red China, we need to refuse to follow in the footsteps of failure.
Examples of Excellence
We need to follow examples of excellence, such as the decentralised model of the Swiss Confederation and the Free Market model of Singapore.
The State is Not Our Saviour
Recognising the depravity of man, we need to reject the secular humanist mentality that looks to the state as saviour. The Voortrekkers and the pioneers were completely self-sufficient. In that self-sufficiency, they found freedom. Those who look to the state to provide for their every need are effectively slaves of the state. “Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage… For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.” Galatians 5:1,13
Dr. Peter Hammond
P.O. Box 74 Newlands 7725
Cape Town South Africa
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This is the text of the message prepared for the March Against Farm Murders, to be delivered to the marchers at the gates of parliament, 25 October 2020. Due to it being curtailed by the organisers, only half of the message was given at parliament. Here is the full text:
Farmers Under Fire
Farmers in South Africa are in the very frontline of the fight for Faith and freedom. The most dangerous occupation in the world is to be a farmer in South Africa. South African farmers are being murdered at a rate 400% greater than even the police.
Worse than War
South Africa, under the ANC, has one of the highest violent crime rates in the world. Over 20,000 people are murdered in South Africa every year. That is more than all the South African soldiers who died in the Second World War. Over 334,000 men volunteered for full time service in the South African Army. During 6 years of the Second World War, 11,023 of these South African soldiers, seamen and airmen, died. We have almost double that many people being murdered, every year, during peace time in South Africa.
War is Hell, Peace Under the ANC is Worse
In the First World War, South Africa lost over 12,452 soldiers who were killed, in four and a half years of the World War. Yet we have more than 20,000 murdered every single year, during peace time, in ANC-ruled South Africa today.
A Deadly Peace
During the 26 years Border War in South West Africa and Angola, the South African Defence Force lost under 650 men in combat. Yet, in the last 26 years of peace, under ANC-rule in South Africa, more than 3,000 farmers and their wives and children have been brutally murdered, frequently tortured to death.
We are involved in a war. It is a communist revolutionary war. It is a terrorist war. A war of nerves. Psychological warfare.
A Battle Over History
As Karl Marx declared: “The first battlefield is the re-writing of history.” That is why Marxists seek to rename streets and cities. To replace libraries. To rewrite textbooks. To pull down monuments. It is a battle for hearts, minds and souls. A battle for our Faith, families and future. Civilisation itself is under attack and at risk. We need to know our history.
Know Your Enemy and Recognise His Tactics
We also need to understand how Revolutions work. Marxist tactics include: “corrupt and conquer;” “confuse, divide and conquer.” They use the Race Card. They use intimidation and bullying tactics. Marxists seek to weaponize words and, with toxic terminology, victimise the villains and villainize the victims. They poison the well of public discussion.
Expendable Cannon Fodder
Marxists demonise white farmers and they lie to, deceive, brainwash and manipulate what they call “useful idiots” as the expendable cannon fodder for the Revolution. It is unlikely that any of the BLF/EFF/ANC mobs rioting in the streets, or campaigning against farmers, understand that they are being lied to and used for an agenda that will impoverish them and lead to greater suffering.
Yesterday’s Liberator Becomes Tomorrow’s Tyrant or Target
But a study of Revolutions in history makes it clear that the mobs on the streets end up far worse, starving and oppressed under the Revolutionaries than they ever were before “liberation.” Most of the French Revolutionaries ended up on the same guillotine that they had condemned the bourgeois to. Most of those involved in the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 were purged (murdered) by Joseph Stalin, including the “hero of the Revolution,” Leon Trotsky, the head of the Red Army during the Civil War. Trotsky got axed, literally, at the hands of Stalin’s NKVD. It was the same in the Revolution in Red China. The highest leaders in the Communist Party and Peoples Liberation Army ended up executed under Mao Tse Tung’s Cultural Revolution. Mugabe murdered Josiah Tongogara, the commander of the ZANLA guerrilla army and firm favourite to be first president of Zimbabwe. Machel had Eduardo Mondlane, founding president of Frelimo, assassinated. Winnie Mandela maintained that Chris Hani, head of the SA Communist Party, was assassinated as part of an “inside job” to remove the obvious favourite for Deputy President of the ANC and to make way for Thabo Mbeki to be Mandela’s successor. Revolutionaries always end up murdering their own.
The Second Phase of the Revolution
Attacking farmers has been in the forefront of the Second Phase of the Revolution: during the French Revolution of 1789; the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917; the Chinese Revolution of 1949; the Mozambique Revolution; the Zimbabwe Revolution; the Ethiopian Revolution; the Cuban Revolution and in so many others. In the Soviet Union they called it Dekulakisation. In Red China, they called it the Cultural Revolution. In Zimbabwe it was called Land Reform. In South Africa it is called Expropriation Without Compensation.
Communist Revolutionaries Hate Self Sufficient Free People
Farmers are the backbone of any society’s ability to feed themselves. Farmers, by their very nature, are resilient, independent, can-do entrepreneurs, who are not dependent on government. They “make a plan.” It is absolutely essential for any economy to have a strong agricultural base. This is why Marxist Revolutionaries target agriculture in the Second Phase of the Revolution.
Farmers Are in the Frontline of the Fight for the Future
The Marxist goal in the first phase of the Revolution, is to seize control of the political levers of power. The second phase of the Revolution is to gain control over a country economically, culturally, socially and in every other way. Marxist Revolutionaries do not want people who can think for themselves, feed themselves, be independent and self-reliant. This is why farmers are in the very frontline of the fight for Faith, families and the future.
Strategies to Safeguard Farmers
So, what successful strategies can we use to safeguard farmers from Revolutionary terrorist Attacks?
Recognise the Roots of the Revolution
I was raised in Rhodesia, served in the South African Defence Force and, as a missionary, I have been involved in 8 wars and 3 Revolutions. It is clear to me that South Africa is involved in the Second Phase of the Revolution. We need to understand our enemy. We need to understand the threat. We need to know our history and recognise that the terrorists who are targeting farmers, torturing their families and seeking to murder the food suppliers of this country, have been motivated and mobilised by fake news and fake history. They have been brainwashed and indoctrinated.
Comprehend the Strategic Situation
Back in 1994, when Nelson Mandela became president, South Africa had 70,000 white commercial farmers, who were feeding 100 million people. At that time, South Africa had only 28 million people, so most of that food was exported to feed Southern and Central Africa. Today, we have less than 30,000 white commercial farmers and they are feeding 40 million people. However, South Africa’s population has doubled in the last 26 years and today we have over 60 million people. Therefore, South Africa has had to become a food importer to survive. No longer are we feeding all our own people, nor can we feed much of Southern and Central Africa anymore.
Basic to any war, is accurate information. We need to disconnect from the fake news of SATV, CNN, BBC, Newspeak 24 and other shallow, repetitive mouthpieces for Marxist disinformation. We need to subscribe to and support reliable, honest sources for news. This is what the Henry Morton Stanley School of Christian Journalism was set up to assist in. From the Frontline; Christian Action Magazine; Frontline News; World Magazine and Assist News. You will find these and many other good sources recommended on the www.hmsschoolofchristianjournalism.org website. We also need to ensure that our children are not being indoctrinated by state schools and state textbooks. We need education which teaches us how to think critically, not state-mandated indoctrination which teaches one what to think. “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…” Hosea 4:6
“If My people who are called by My Name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14. Prayer is not an alternative to action. Prayer is a foundation for feet on the ground, practical action. There is a time to pray and there is a time to act. Unfortunately, many today try to negate the need for practical, bold and brave action. There are those who say: “All you can do is pray!” That is not true. In the Bible, God rebuked Joshua for praying after the defeat at Ai. “So, the Lord said to Joshua: ‘Get up! Why do you lie thus on your face?…Israel has sinned and they have also transgressed My Covenant which I commanded them… Get up, sanctify the people’…” Joshua 7:10-13. There is a time to pray and there is a time to act. Unfortunately, many super spiritual individuals tend to use prayer as an excuse for disobedience, inactivity and passivity. Prayer is not an alternative to obedient action. It is a foundation for bold and Biblical, feet on the ground, action. We must do everything we possibly can and only then may we trust God for what we cannot do. Trust and obey. Prayer and action.
Action is needed. We need to be informed: Read. We need to be interceding: Pray. We need to be involved: Act. Use your social media to speak up for farmers and campaign for self-determination, a Referendum for Secession, independence for the Cape of Good Hope. Mobilise friends, family and neighbours.
Beware of Extremist Reactions
We have two extreme reactions amongst our people. There are those who say there is “No problem!” Ignoring the facts, denying reality, many have their proverbial head in the sand. Much of the population has the Stockholm Syndrome. Apparently, depending on SATV for their news, brainwashed by state indoctrination in the schools, many gaslighted victims have psychologically aligned themselves with their sworn enemies. The other extreme, are those who declare: “There is no hope!”; “There is nothing anyone can do!”; “Nothing will work!” and “All we can do is flee!”
Recognise the Threat
Both of these extremes are wrong. Of course, there is a serious problem. Marxist Revolutionaries control the government of South Africa and they have declared, for all the world to hear, that they intend to Expropriate farms Without Compensation. We have political leaders who dance and sing: “Bring me my machine gun!”; “Kill the Boer, kill the farmer!” As Ernst Roets has documented in his book: Kill the Boer, the state is complicit in this campaign of farm terrorism.
Put on the Whole Armour of God
However, there most certainly is hope. “Greater is God who is in us than him who is in the world”; “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”; “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” Light is stronger than darkness. Truth is more powerful than lies and deception. “We are more than conquers through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Socialism is self-destructive. Bolshevism always bankrupts itself. Communism always fails. The history of Russia demonstrates the failure of atheism and the triumph of Faith. I have been in many churches that were confiscated and destroyed by Marxists, later to be recaptured, restored and rebuilt, in Mozambique, in Angola, in Sudan, in Romania, in Albania.
The Gates of Hell Shall Not Prevail
Jesus Christ is building His Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Harden your target. Secure your homes. Train your children. Be networked with your neighbours. Form Self-Defence Units, local Commandos.
Forewarned is Forearmed
Obtain the Security and Survival Handbook for practical case studies and workable solutions to protect your home, farm, church and community from terrorism.
Understand the Times
Obtain Sketches from South African History, also available in Afrikaans. Ensure that your children know our history.
Resistance and Resilience
Refuse to be intimidated.
Never give in.
Never give up.
We need to be armed.
We need to be prepared.
We need to be alert.
Fight crime. Shoot back.
It has been proven that criminals are less likely to repeat the crime after they have been shot.
We either go down with the S.A. Titanic,
or we launch out in a free and independent Cape of Good Hope!
Free the Cape.
Dr. Peter Hammond
P.O. Box 74 Newlands 7725
Cape Town South Africa
The Real Story of Farm Murders and Genocide in South Africa
Farms and Freedoms Under Fire in South Africa
Is South Africa Entering the Second Phase of the Revolution?
Resistance to Revolution
How to Respond to Marxist Bullying Tactics
Weaponising Words and the War on Free Speech
Fraud, Failure and Farce - Land Expropriation Hearings
How to Deal with Guilt Manipulation
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The 7 Wonders of the Ancient World
In the 5th century, Greek Historian, Herodotus, described the seven wonders of the ancient world. These were known for their size, material, engineering, beauty and symbolic power. The seven Wonders of the Ancient World included: The Great Pyramid of Chephren at Giza; the Hanging Gardens of Babylon; the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus; the Colossus of Rhodes; the Pharos (Lighthouse) of Alexandria; the Statue of Zeus at Olympia and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus.
From ancient times, temples, statues, towers, markers, tombs and other structures have defined public places, extoled ideals, characterised societies and symbolised who we are. Monuments can express the collective goals, joys and sorrows of a society.
Monuments Reflect Identity
The word monument comes from the Latin word moneo, which means to remind. A monument is anything that reminds us of a person, an event, or an idea from the past. A monument is a way in which society remembers its past and formulates its identity and future hopes.
Communication, Education and Inspiration
Monuments communicate, much like books do. Everything in a monument is significant. The scale, setting, gestures and expressions of human figures, all convey meaning. Monuments can narrate a tale, or evoke a significant historic event. Battlesites are often monuments. Monuments elicit nostalgia, pride, empathy, sorrow, compassion and respect. Even more powerfully than the written word can.
Because monuments are generally intended to be permanent, to educate and remind future generations of values, personalities and events deemed significant, many monuments have been made of lasting material such as stone, marble, bronze, iron and steel.
Traditions and Calendars
However, monuments can also be traditions:
The fact that we have a seven-day week is a monument to the fact that God created the World in six days and rested on the seventh.
The institution of Sunday, as a day of rest, is a monument to the fact the Lord Jesus Christ rose from the dead on the First Day of the week.
The Lord’s Supper is also a memorial.
The term holiday comes from the term holy day.
The holidays a nation chooses have great cultural significance.
The farewell greeting: Goodbye, comes from the old English prayer, God be with ye.
In Austria, the greeting is Gruessgott, or Greetings in God.
Books Can Be Monuments
However, monuments are not only buildings and sculptures, but also books and manuscripts. What we call Foxes Book of Martyrs, was first published in English in 1563 under the title: Acts and Monuments of these Latter and Perilous Days.
When the Temporary Becomes Permanent
However, some monuments were originally meant to be temporary. For example, the Eiffel Tower in Paris was erected for the 1889 International Exposition and meant to be dismantled shortly afterwards. However, over the years, the Eiffel Tower became synonymous with the City of Paris and so has remained a permanent structure in the physical and emotional landscape of France.
The Eiffel Tower
When Gustave Eiffel built the mammoth tower on the left bank of the Seine River, for the 1889 International Exposition, his goal was to display the potential of new industrial metals for architecture. At the time, the tower was highly controversial. Many 19th century Parisians criticised it as being “un-French” in its design. However, the Eiffel Tower survives because of its practical use as a radio tower.
Symbolism in Monuments
There is much in monuments which is symbolic:
The 49 steps up to Rhodes Memorial, symbolises the 49 years he lived.
The 36 Doric columns of the Lincoln memorial in Washington D.C. symbolised the number of states in the Union at the time of the president’s death.
The Statue of Liberty in New York city is personified as a robed woman standing on broken chains, representing tyranny.
Community and Nationhood
Monuments help people feel connected to their collective past, common tradition and shared experience.
Many monuments embody the virtues that a society wants to hold dear, such as: Liberty; Justice; Freedom and Courage.
Some monuments become synonymous with the cities they occupy. To many, the Eiffel Tower symbolises Paris; the Colosseum is Rome. In many cities their public monuments define their civic identity. Many town governments depict their monuments on banners, city seals, number plates and other official objects.
The Tower of Pisa
In Renaissance Italy, bell towers were erected as symbols of the city’s wealth and prominence. When its construction began in 1174, the Tower of Pisa was intended to be just such a prestigious symbol. However, the ill-fated monument began to list to one side, even before its completion and all subsequent efforts to stabilise its weak foundations have failed. But today, the Leaning Tower of Pisa is the most famous of all the Tuscan Bell Towers, precisely because of its curious angle.
The famous Bell Tower, Big Ben, is dear to the hearts of Londoners and a symbol of that city. The name refers not to the tower itself, but to its largest bell which was cast by Sir Benjamin Hall and weighs over 13.5 tonnes.
The Statue of Liberty is the most famous colossal statue since the Colossus of Rhodes. The statue of Colossus was destroyed in an earthquake in the 3rd century B.C.
Some ancient monuments are a mystery. The Moai Statues on Easter Island were carved out of soft volcanic lava and stand over 9m. No one knows how each 16-tonne stone was moved, or erected. The local people have long forgotten the purpose of these giant stones. The significance of these imposing, compelling images remains unexplained.
Stonehenge, consisting of giant megaliths in a circle, or cromlech, is orientated towards the Summer solstice. It is not clear how these ancient giant sandstones and bluestones were transported from the quarry site, which is over 200 km away.
The Sphinx, erected about 2,500 B.C., stands majestically alongside the great Pyramids of Gisa in Egypt. The Sphinx is apparently the oldest colossal structure to survive from the ancient world and depicts a giant hybrid beast with the body of a lion and the face of a man.
The Romans erected triumphal arches throughout their territories to celebrate military victories. Napoleon Bonaparte sought to emulate his ancient predecessors by erecting the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, to stir patriotism at home by symbolising military victories abroad.
Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square in London, stands 44 metres high. It commemorates the great Naval victory of the Battle of Trafalgar, 1805.
The Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China and Hadrian’s Wall are monuments to attempts by civilisation to protect its people and possessions from foreign attack. Built in the 5th century B.C., the Great Wall of China spans 2,414 km across the Asian continent.
Hadrian’s Wall, built by the Romans, stretches 129 km, separating England from Scotland.
The Brandenburg Gate
The Brandenburg Gate was originally erected in Berlin in 1791, as a symbol of peace. For years, it symbolised the Cold War, the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain, separating Communist enslaved Eastern Europe from the West, flashpoint of the conflict between totalitarianism and freedom. Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, it has again become a symbol of freedom and resistance to oppression.
Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills of South Dakota, depicts American presidents: George Washington; Thomas Jefferson; Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. The granite Mount Rushmore monument depicts 60-foot high faces, some 500-feet above the ground.
Stone Mountain, near Atlanta, Georgia, is the largest relief sculpture in the world, commemorating Southern Leaders, General Stonewall Jackson; Robert E. Lee and President Jefferson Davis. Stone Mountain, completed in 1972, sits 400-feet above the ground and measures 90 by 190-feet.
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church
In Berlin, the Kaiser Wilhelm Gedächtniskirche remains as a reminder of the destruction of the bombing of Berlin by the remaining bomb-scarred bell tower standing next to the new cathedral.
Hiroshima’s Peace Park
The Peace Park in Hiroshima, in Japan, commemorates the victims of the first atomic bomb ever dropped on a city, 6 August 1945. The shattered Dome of the Hospital which was the epicentre of the A-bomb explosion remains as it was at the time of detonation.
In Genesis 28, we read that after Jacob’s encounter with the Lord, he declared: “…How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God and this is the gate of Heaven!” Genesis 28:17. Then Jacob arose early that morning and took the stone that he had used to rest his head on and set it up as a pillar and anointed it with oil, declaring: “…If God will be with me and keep me in this way that I am going and give me bread to eat and clothing to put on, so that I come back to my Father’s house in peace, then the Lord shall be my God. And this stone which I have set as a pillar shall be God’s house and of all that You give me, I will surely give a tenth to You.” Genesis 28:20-22
God Commanded Joshua to Build a Monument
In Joshua 4, we read that, after the people of Israel had crossed the Jordan River, the Lord commanded Joshua to select 12 men, one from every Tribe of Israel, to take up a stone from the midst of the Jordan and to use them to erect a monument close to the River. “that this may be a sign among you when your children ask in time to come, saying, ‘What do these stones mean to you?’…And these stones shall be for a memorial to the children of Israel forever.” Joshua 4:6-7
In John 4, we read of our Lord coming to Sychar, in Samaria, where He witnessed to the woman at Jacob’s Well. It is recorded that: “…our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as well as his sons and his livestock?” John 4:12. That is an acknowledgement that well over 1,800 years later, the people still remembered and acknowledged it as Jacob’s well.
The Voortrekker Monument
The Voortrekker Monument outside Pretoria, 40-metres high, with a base of 40m by 40m. It contains the largest marble frieze in the world. This frieze consists of 27 marble relief panels depicting the history of the Great Trek, the life, struggles and fervent Christian Faith of the Voortrekkers. In many ways the massive marble frieze depicts the vision, journeys, sufferings and achievements of the Voortrekkers, paralleling the Exodus of the Hebrews from Egypt.
The Centrality of God’s Word
The Greek Cross floor plan reflects the fact that the New Testament was revealed in Greek. The centrality of the Word of God is emphasised. The monument’s huge upper dome was designed to draw the visitors’ eye upwards, towards God, who is our Creator, Sovereign Lord and Eternal Judge.
Nature and History
As God communicates in General Revelation through nature and Special Revelation through Scripture, the architect determined to focus on the Word of God and the works of God, both in history and in nature.
The Creation Mandate
The beautiful garden of indigenous flowers, plants and trees surrounding the monument, reflects our duty to fulfil the Cultural Mandate. The 3,4 km² area around the monument was declared a Nature Reserve in 1992. Zebra, Blesbuck, Mountain Reedbuck, Springbuck and Impala flourish in this Nature Reserve.
Duty and Destiny
The Bible presented by the English-speaking 1820 Settlers, to the departing Voortrekkers is prominent in the marble historic frieze, emphasising the importance of the Great Commission. God has placed us at the foot of Africa to take the light of the Gospel of Christ throughout Africa.
Consecration for the Great Commission
From a distance, the Voortrekker Monument resembles an altar, symbolising the Afrikaans peoples’ determination to be consecrated to God, for the fulfilment of the cultural mandate, to care for God’s creation and to develop civilisation in the wilderness and a commitment to fulfilling the Great Commission throughout Africa.
It Is Not the Critic That Counts
Theodore Roosevelt observed: “It is not the critic that counts – nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled; nor whether the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy cause. Who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and; who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while doing greatly. So that his place shall never be where those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”
“Now these things became our examples, to the intent that we should not lust after evil things as they also lusted… Now all these things happened to them as examples and they were written for our admonition…” 1 Corinthians 10:6,11
Dr. Peter Hammond
P.O. Box 74 Newlands 7725
Cape Town South Africa
Why Should I Care About Dates in History?
Beheading the Monument to Cecil John Rhodes
The Voortrekker Monument
The 1820 Settlers
Understanding Church History
Understanding South African History
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In this world war of worldviews, words are weapons. Ideas have consequences. Terminology is not neutral.
Hypocrisy and Deceit of Pro-Choicers
“Pro-choice,” is not actually pro-choice when it comes to education. Liberal leftists normally reject the rights of those who would choose Bible-based, parental-controlled home education. Most pro-choicers tend to oppose contentious objectors amongst medical staff who chose not to use their healing skills to participate in the taking of innocent life through abortion. We have also noticed that many who proclaim themselves to be “pro-choice,” declaring “my body – my choice!” do not believe in choice when it comes to mandatory wearing of masks.
Freedom to Riot Not to Protest
Those who normally support “freedom to protest” when it involves Black Lives Matter, or Antifa, rioters looting shops, burning buildings, throwing rocks and molotov cocktails/petrol bombs at police, oppose the right of the hospitality industry to peacefully protest against unconstitutional lockdowns, or for the right of citizens to protest against draconian lockdown regulations in the name of “combatting a virus.”
Freedom of Speech Only for the Politically Correct
Many of those who claim to be for: “freedom of speech,” oppose freedom of speech on college campuses, or on social media, when it comes to pro-life, pro-family, pro-marriage, creation science, or those who are against unconstitutional lockdown regulations, or any other “politically incorrect” positions.
The Limits of Tolerance
Many liberals who claim to be “tolerant,” strenuously oppose any tolerance for pro-lifers, home educators, those who oppose mandatory vaccinations, refuse mandatory mask wearing, are convinced that lockdown regulations are unconstitutional, or for anyone that has a different view to that of the radical liberal left.
Suffocating Free Speech
Those who support the “Hate Speech Bill,” which does not even attempt to deal with the genuine hate-speech of Antifa, BLM, LGBTQ, communist revolutionaries and radical Islamic Jihadists. However, in the name of “combatting hate speech,” most of these liberal left radicals seek to suffocate free speech of Christians to oppose, or even question, the politically correct radical revolutionary agenda. “Corrupt and conquer.”
Promoting Racism While Pretending to Oppose Racism
To many today, “non-racism,” means promoting race politics, race quotas and race hatred. It turns out that those screaming “Racist!” the loudest are the worst racists of all.
Most Black Lives Do Not Matter to BLM
“Black Lives Matter,” is not true to its own slogan. They do not think that black lives matter in Sudan, or Congo, or Zimbabwe, or Nigeria, or in Chicago gang violence, or even in the womb, because they support abortion. BLM even went out of their way to support Kermit Gosnell, Americas worst serial killer. Apparently, most black lives do not matter to BLM! BLM appears to really stand for Burn, Loot, Murder.
Orwellian 1984 Newspeak
In George Orwell’s 1984 Novel, he warned of the coming newspeak, where words are hijacked to further the totalitarian agenda of the Revolutionaries. “War is peace!” “Ignorance is knowledge!” “Slavery is freedom!” The Ministry of Peace organises the wars. The Ministry of Love engages in torture. The Ministry of Truth distorts all media, re-writes history and deals in lies. The Ministry of Plenty, organises rationing, shortages and ensures starvation. Those who question the newspeak of Big Brother are guilty of Thought Crimes, which will be prosecuted by the Thought Police. Enemies of the revolutionary state will be “vapourised,” become “unpersons” and disappear down the “memory hole,” or be deleted and de-platformed by big tech social media platform censors.
Double Think Newspeak Deceptive Terminology
Have you noticed how Marxists call their violent riots: “protests.”
They call the murder of babies: “choice.”
They call perversion: “an alternative lifestyle.”
They call their hate speech: “politically correct.”
They call their racism: “diversity.”
They call their intolerance: “tolerance.”
They call their violence: “peace.”
They call their looting of flat screen TVs: “a protest.”!
They label your free-speech: “hate speech” and “a thought crime.”!
The only slavery that seems to matter to the radical left, is the slavery that ended two centuries ago. Opposing slavery today, in Red China, Mauretania, or Saudi Arabia, for example, is considered irrelevant and not worthy of any attention. The BLM co-founder was convicted of human trafficking. Ferguson BLM leader, Charles Wade, was arrested in 2016 for seven counts of human trafficking, including of underaged girls.
Apologists for Marxist Dictators
If you try to call attention to the desperate plight of black Zimbabweans suffering under a brutal Marxist dictatorship, you may be accused of being a “racist!”
Apologists for Abortionists
If you try to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, pre-born babies and try to advocate the right to life of pre-born babies, you will be accused of being “anti-choice!” Pro-choice is a lie. Babies do not choose to die.
You Do Not Have the Right to Choose Anything the Left Disapprove Of
“My body – my choice,” is what they shout. However, if you chose not to wear a mandatory mask, you may be accused of being guilty of a “hate crime!” Apparently, when it really is your body, you may not have a choice at all.
Repeat Radical Revolutionary Rhetoric or Else!
Anyone who disagrees with radical Revolutionary Rhetoric, may be accused of being a “far right extremist!” Those making such judgmental generalisations may be far left radical extremists, attempting to silence dissent by shouting incendiary slogans.
Selective Blindness to Real Racism
“All whites are racist!” is not normally recognised as the racist generalisation it obviously is, nor even as “judgemental”! BBBEE racial quotes in the work place and in sports is not often publicly recognised as racial discrimination, but it is.
Immune to Criticism
Nothing is their fault. Any criticism of their violent, intolerant racism, is dismissed as “racism”! The radical left is no longer willing to discuss or debate the merits of a case using facts and logic, but generally chose to shout insults and ad hominem invectives in an aggressive attempt to stifle debate and silence alternative viewpoints.
Temper Tantrum Tactics
Everything is your fault. Any attempt to respond to these generalisations and condemnations will be dismissed as “racist,” or “judgmental!” Like spoilt brats, these radicals resort to temper tantrum tactics to intimidate and bully others into compliance to their ever increasingly irrational demands.
The Liberal Gospel of Victimisation
Liberals preach the gospel of victimisation. “I am a victim!” “You are to blame!” “Nothing is my fault!”
Unravelling Leftist Rhetoric
“Previously disadvantaged,” refers to those who received subsidised housing, free medical care and free education.
“Previously advantaged,” refers to those who were over taxed to pay for free medical care, free education and subsidised housing for millions of migrants pouring into their country from “free, liberated countries,” for opportunities, freedoms and benefits they could not enjoy in their own liberated countries.
Translating Toxic Terminology
“White privilege,” refers to those who were caned at school, conscripted into the Army to protect black tribesmen from being terrorised by “freedom fighters” and taxed to aid the people they were accused of oppressing.
Inoculated Against Logic
Communists seem to be inoculated against logic. Hence, we are living in the most intolerant age, with the worst racism ever seen in history, when hate speech is most propagated by those who claim to be against hate speech and where free speech is at risk by those who claim to be for freedom!
If I say “all lives matter,” then I am condemned as a racist!
If an American stands for his country’s flag and national anthem, he has to apologise!
You are not allowed to go to church to worship, but you can burn down a church as a “protest!”
You cannot open your own business, but you can loot and destroy other people’s businesses!
The police in America are condemned as “racist pigs,”
but Antifa and BLM mobs can destroy cities because they are called “protestors!”
You cannot protest oppressive Covid-19 Lockdown regulations,
but you can riot against “racism” when you want!
You may not play with friends and family at the park, but you can destroy the park.
You are not allowed to protect your monuments and history,
but you can graffiti, vandalise and pull down national monuments!
You are not allowed to have an opinion on all these issues and if you express any opinion other than the mandated mantras of the politically correct crowd, then you are a “racist, bigot, guilty of hate speech,” who deserves abuse!
In America, you can riot with Black Lives Matter, but if you go to a Trump rally, then Covid-19 magically re-appears as a threat to public health!
The Most Deadly Virus in History
Communism is a mind virus, the most destructive force in history. Identity politics which seek to define people as a group and pits groups against one another, aims at complete state ownership of your life, where state power even supersedes the church. “Confuse, Divide and Conquer.”
Freedom Under Fire
For centuries it has been recognised that freedom of worship, freedom of religion, freedom of conscience, freedom of opinion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of movement and free enterprise are absolutely essential for freedom. It is a testament to the insidious success of Cultural Marxism that all these essential foundations for Western civilisation are under relentless attack today and that any attempt to expose the inevitable consequences of these destructive tendencies are shouted down, censored and deleted from many internet platforms. “Their throat is an open tomb; with their tongues they have practiced deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips; whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness. Their feet are swift to shed blood; destruction and misery are in their ways; and the way of peace they have not known. There is no fear of God before their eyes.” Romans 3:13-18
Recognise and Resist Revolutionary Tactics
We need to recognise how Revolutions work. Reading, or remembering, George Orwell’s ominous warnings in Animal Farm and 1984, the writings of Aleksander Solzhenitsyn in the Gulag Archipelago and Otto Scott’s, Robespierre - Inside the French Revolution, will go a long way to helping one to understand the tactics of guilt manipulation, indoctrination, gaslighting and Stockholm Syndrome in intimidating, bullying and manipulating the masses to destroy what centuries of Christian sacrifice have so painstakingly built up.
“Who will rise up for Me against the evildoers?
Who will stand up for Me against the workers of iniquity?” Psalm 94:16
Dr. Peter Hammond
P.O. Box 74 Newlands 7725
Cape Town South Africa
Click here to hear the radio interview on Weaponising Words in the World War of Worldviews.
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How to Respond to Marxist Bullying Tactics
Resistance to Revolution
Understanding Revolutions and Revolutionaries
Responding to Revolution with Relevant Reformation Resources
The Bolshevik Revolution of 1917
Black Lives Matter – a New Religious Cult
The French Revolution
Racism, Riots and the Role of the Media and Revolution
Resisting Babylon and the Beast
Guilt Manipulation vs Real Repentance
Rejecting the Influence of Secular Humanism
Under the Newspeak Double Think deceptive headline: “Abortion is Health Care – this Makes it a Human Right,” published in the Daily Maverick, 14 August 2020, authored by Tlaleng Mofokeng (who is described as a United Nations Commission on Human Rights special rapporteur for physical and mental health). The Daily Maverick identifies the article as “first published in Section 27’s Abortion in Eastern and Southern Africa publication.”
Disinformation and Distortion
Just as George Orwell’s dystopian 1984 novel describes the Ministry of Truth as dealing in lies, disinformation and propaganda, the Ministry of Peace waging war, the Ministry of Love engaging in torture and the Ministry of Plenty dealing with rationing and ensuring shortages and starvation, this U.N. propaganda piece is a classic of disinformation and inverted reality.
Targeting Africa for Abortion
The fact is that abortion is recognised as the taking of an innocent life throughout almost every country in Africa, with the notable exception of ANC ruled South Africa. Every abortion stops a beating heart. Abortion is the killing of an innocent human being. Abortion leaves one dead and one wounded. All women who have had an abortion suffer severe psychological consequences. The medical tern for this is Post-Abortion Syndrome. However, according to this U.N. propagandist, all states in Africa should legalise abortion, which she describes as “reproductive health” and as a “human right!”
Condemnation of Pro-Life Countries in Africa
Evidently unconcerned about the right to life of pre-born babies, Mofokeng writes of “dignity,” “bodily integrity,” “equality,” “safety and security,” “health,…” “reproductive justice,” “freedom to choose” and condemns pro-life legislation, which outlaws abortion throughout almost every country in Africa as “oppression and discrimination,” “legalised discrimination,” “oppression of women” and singles out Malawi, Botswana and Namibia for “laws that seek to punish those who work in the abortion services…”!
Ranting Against Trump
Mofokeng also rants against president Trump’s “global gag rule,” which she identifies as “the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief,” (PEPFAR) which “forces” recipients to “be contractually bound to abandon work related to abortion provision, advocacy, law reform and information dissemination!” She then rants on about how the developing world is still trying to “recover from the damage done during the George W. Bush presidency to sexual and reproductive health rights and the provision of related service in public health systems.” Apparently, donors should not have the right to stipulate that their funds provided for health care be used for health care and not for killing babies.
Radical Rhetorical Rant Against the Right to Life
For muddying the waters, poisoning the well, weaponising words and using toxic terminology, all of this is pretty hard to beat. Mofokeng complains about “the disconnection of abortion from primary health and sexual and reproductive rights,” which she condemns as “systemic anti-choice positions!”
No Freedom of Choice to be Allowed for Conscientious Objectors
Then, ominously, U.N. propagandist Mofokeng complains about South Africa’s “Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1996” where she alleges, “many women in the country are denied access to abortion services on the grounds of moral and religious beliefs and those of health providers. There are only a few practitioners and public health facilities who provide abortion services.” Evidently, Mofokeng and the U.N. who finances her, do not tolerate conscientious objectors on moral and religious grounds and want to criminalise those doctors and nurses and other health professionals who do not want to pervert their healing profession by taking innocent lives through the violence of abortion.
Serious Threat to Criminalise Pro-Life Doctors and Nurses
This article is an ominous warning of a new concerted effort to not only stigmatise those countries that seek to protect the most innocent life of all from the violence and injustice of abortion, but to criminalise Christian and other pro-life doctors and nurses and other health professionals from their right to choose to be conscientious objectors in such a highly controversial matter as abortion.
Stand Up and Speak Out for the Right to Life
Mofokeng urges her readers to “achieve the United Nation’s sustainable development goals,” by removing all obstructions to, what she calls, “sexual and reproductive health care,” which is a euphemistic term for killing pre-born babies. It is absolutely vital that we speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, that we have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. “Who will rise up for Me against the evildoers? Who will stand up for Me against the workers of iniquity?” Psalm 94:16
Dr. Peter Hammond
Africa Christian Action
PO Box 23632
Cape Town South Africa
March for Life
An Indictment on Many Churches
Christians Can Abolish Abortion
Abortion is Murder
Compromise and Cowardice
Life Chain – What Difference Can I Make?
When Nelson Mandela was president, he summoned me to the president’s mansion. This was in response to the massive protest marches I had mobilised to parliament against his policies promoting pornography, perversion and abortion. We spent an hour, openly discussing our concerns for the direction he was taking the country. I challenged him directly over the legalisation of vices, such as: gambling, prostitution, pornography and, most seriously of all, abortion. Mr Mandela warmly shook my hand and congratulated me for my honesty and forthrightness in speaking straight. He declared: "I am glad to meet an honest white man!" He declared that he would always be open to my concerns and that his door would always be open to me. I have no animosity for Nelson Mandela. I prayed with him and have regularly prayed for him, sincerely. To see a video regarding my Meeting with Mandela, click here and here.
We Have a duty Before Almighty God
As a Christian and Minister of the Gospel, it is my duty before Almighty God to oppose abortion, pornography, prostitution, perversion, homosexual marriages, human trafficking and idolatry. Nelson Mandela has now been turned into a multi-billion Dollar industry and I am sure that all who are aware of it are sickened by the sight of all the media vultures and the legal squabbles over his fortune and brand names.
With the incredible mass marketing campaign and international idolatry surrounding the Mandela myth and legend, shepherds of the flock must speak out. We are seeing the making of a new religion and it is dangerous to the souls of those who get swept up into Mandelamania.
Like every other personality cult, whether worshipping the pharaohs of Egypt, or the chairman of the Communist Party in the Soviet Union, or worshipping Hollywood idols, sports idols, or music idols, all idolatry is an offense before God and a snare to our souls. (See: The Most Condemned Sin in Scripture.)
However, anyone who says such things is subjected to accusations of "racism!" There is no need for anyone to say anything more about apartheid when it has been dead and gone for over two decades. My opposition to apartheid was vocal and clear when it was the ruling ideology in our country. Our Mission has been a multi-racial Mission from the very beginning. Our very first Frontline Fellowship camp in Somerset West, was broken up and we were evicted for being a multi-racial group! You can read my book: Renaissance or Reformation and other publications that deal with the time when apartheid was relevant. However, it takes no courage to kick a dead dog.
Confronting the Cultural War
The issues at this time are secular humanism, attacks on marriage and the family, attacks on historic monuments and radical Islam and, in this case, the Mandela myth and cult. When Elijah was condemning Baal worship on Mount Carmel, he did not list any of the positive aspects of the false prophets of Baal, or of Baal, or Asherah worship. None of the Gospel writers listed any of the positive achievements of Pontius Pilate, or of Caesar of Rome. Is there any need for us to add to the incredible mythology and extravagant claims of the Mandela mythmaking media?
Is Freedom of Speech Still Allowed?
Opposing one evil does not suggest that one supports the alternative evil. I have dedicated over 38 years to Missions, serving persecuted Black Christians in Restricted Access Areas throughout Africa, at risk of my life, in some of the most dangerous war zones of Sudan, Rwanda, the Congo, Northern Nigeria, Mozambique, Angola and Zimbabwe.
The Great Commission is our Supreme Ambition
If you have been receiving our Frontline Fellowship e-mailings you will notice that most of our articles deal with speaking up for the persecuted Church, proclaiming the Gospel, Missionary concerns, Biblical Worldview issues, Reformation, Revival and contemporary issues.
A Call for Courage and Relevance
At this particular time, deluged as we are with Marxist propaganda and Mandela mythology, a Biblical response is essential. To be silent on such a prominent movement would be dereliction of duty to the Lord.
The Mandela Cult
In recent years, we have been inundated, indeed, deluged with the most extreme marketing of the personality cult of Nelson Mandela. Particularly in the lead up to 18 July, which the UN has declared International Nelson Mandela Day, many believers requested a response from our Mission.
The Sin of Silence
It would be hard to imagine that the prophets of the Old Testament, such as Elijah, or Daniel, could have been silent in the face of such blatant idolatry that we are seeing in our time. Nor could we imagine that the Church Fathers, or the Reformers, could have remained silent had they been confronted by such manifestations of the making of a new religion.
The Curse of Cowardice
A shepherd must feed his sheep and he must protect them from wolves. Those who, for their own purposes, are seeking to make an icon and idol out of Nelson Mandela and other celebrity cults, need to be exposed and opposed.
Worship God Alone
God, our Creator and Eternal Judge is the only One who deserves our worship, praise and adoration. No one is good except God alone. No Christian can, in good conscience, participate in idolatry. Yet we are seeing our schools being instructed by the Ministry of Education to indoctrinate the school children in this personality cult and to participate in the singing of hymns of praise to a politician. Like with the funeral of Princess Diana in 1997, there is a real danger in idolising a human being. We many not offer worship to anyone but our Creator. We need to see the seriousness of the situation. Out of sincere concern for God's honour and for the souls of people who are being led astray, we need to speak up graciously, but firmly, that God alone deserves our worship.
Do You Love Mandela?
Some have asked me: Do you love Mandela and do you pray for him? The answer is: Yes! I do love Nelson Mandela Biblically, in action. Of course, I love our Lord Jesus Christ more.
Have You Shown Love in Action to Mandela?
I spent an hour with Nelson Mandela when he was president, discussing with him the Scriptures and I challenged him concerning his policies and his personal relationship with the Lord. I also prayed with him. I wrote to him on a number of occasions. To oppose idolatry is a Biblical command. It is not loving to fail to warn of the dangers of idolatry.
Do You Hate God?
The Second Commandment is the only Commandment where God implies that those who break it hate him. To worship a false God, to make anything, or anyone, more important than God, to present praise, adoration, or worship, to any other than the Creator and Eternal Judge is the greatest sin of all.
The Most Condemned Sin in the Bible
Throughout the Bible commandments and warnings against idolatry are the most repeated of all. There are more denunciations of idolatry than any other sin in the Bible.
What Have You Done to Win Africa to Christ?
I have devoted my life to Missions. I have spent most of the last 38 years of my life sharing the Gospel, distributing hundreds-of-thousands of Bibles and millions of Gospel booklets and tracts throughout Africa, energetically seeking to win Africa for Christ. “For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.” Galatians 1:10
Dr. Peter Hammond
P.O. Box 74 Newlands 7725
Cape Town South Africa
Idolatry is the Most Condemned Sin in the Bible
Idols for Destruction
Making Idols of Modern Men and Myths
The Mandela Industry
Mandela – Long Walk to Freedom
My Meeting with Nelson Mandela Part 1
My Meeting with Nelson Mandela Part 2
Black Lives Matter – A Religious Cult
Resistance to Revolution
The recent church attack at Centurion, 26 July 2020, came just a day after the anniversary of the St. James Massacre, 25 July 1993. The prompt action of an armed member of the congregation prevented a similar tragedy. Armed citizens can save lives. Unarmed citizens often become helpless victims.
“But if anyone does not provide for his own and especially for those of his household, he has denied the Faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”
1 Timothy 5:8
During times of crime, violence, instability and increasing threats against Christians worldwide, it is necessary to be prepared. Many churches are instituting security ministries,
“…Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, great and awesome and fight for your brethren, your sons, your daughters, your wives and your houses.”
How prepared are you for crisis situations? Christians should wisely anticipate danger and make provision to deal with potential threats.
“A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are punished.”
We are not to fear the future. We are to fear God alone. God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, of love and of sound mind. We are warned to plan for the future and to prepare ourselves for adversity.
“For man also does not know his time: Like fish taken in a cruel net, like birds caught in a snare, so the sons of men are snared in an evil time, when it falls suddenly upon them.”
It was not raining when Noah built the Ark. To be mentally, emotionally and practically prepared for adversity and to cultivate situational awareness, is essential.
“If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.”
The Law of God is clear: “If the thief is found breaking in and he is struck so that he dies, there shall be no guilt for his bloodshed.”
When terrorists attacked the St. James congregation in Cape Town, 25 July 1993, a Frontline Fellowship missionary, Charl van Wyk, shot back, wounding the terrorists who were machine-gunning the congregation, cutting short their attack. The Police Commissioner commended Charl’s prompt and courageous action which he said, doubtless, saved many lives.
On 29 December 2019, a man armed with his shotgun, entered West Freeway Church of Christ in Texas. He shot two church members before a Deacon on the church security team shot the attacker, ending the attack. The governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, publicly commended the prompt action of the church member who neutralised the threat and saved many lives by his accurate reaction.
“Do not be afraid of sudden terror, nor of trouble from the wicked when it comes; for the Lord will be your confidence.”
With increasing attacks on churches in Nigeria, Egypt, Iraq, Kenya and Tanzania, it is important for Christians to take practical precautions to defend their families and congregations. For this reason, I produced the Security and Survival Handbook, drawing from 4 decades of experience serving Persecuted Churches, working in 38 countries and involved in 8 different wars. This looks at case studies, Biblical principles and practical strategies to save lives and protect our loved ones.
The right to life is in our Bill of Rights. Citizens have the right to be armed and to take reasonable precautions against clear and present dangers. Locking church doors during worship services, having security gates, assigning individuals for security duties, practising situational awareness, laminating windows, placing a grid over some windows to make it difficult to throw a fire-bomb, or grenade, through a vulnerable window, are just some of the practical security measures, congregations can consider where appropriate.
“Watch, stand fast in the Faith, be brave, be strong.”
1 Corinthians 16:13
Dr. Peter Hammond
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We are living in a world war of worldviews. The Bible warns us: “See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of the world rather than on Christ.” Colossians 2:8
Everyone is influenced by a worldview. Whether consciously or unconsciously, whether consistently or inconsistently, everyone is influenced by a worldview, their set of presuppositions and assumptions (which may be true, partially true or false).
Our worldview consists of those sets of beliefs and presuppositions, which we hold about basic realities of our world. Our worldview determines our values, influences how we think and therefore guides how we live.
THE BASIC QUESTIONS OF LIFE
Our worldview needs to answer the basic questions of life:
THE BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW
By way of contrast, Humanism is a religion that deifies man – and dethrones God. Francis Schaefer defined Humanism as: “The placing of man at the centre of all things and making him the measure of all things.”
Alexander Solzhenitsyn describes Humanism as: “The proclaimed and practiced autonomy of man from any higher force above him.”
One can recognise the Humanist agenda in many films, articles and books:
The results of Humanism are written all over the pages of recent history: the revolutions, the massacres and totalitarianism of the Communist East; the permissiveness and decadence of the democratic West; the pornography plague, the drug epidemic, the crime explosion, the escalating inflation, the abortion holocaust and the AIDS and STDs pandemics, these are just some of the inevitable results of the moral anarchy of Humanism.
“Why do the nations rage and the people plot in vain? The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together against the Lord and against His anointed One: Let us break their chains, they say and throw off their fetters. The One enthroned in Heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them. Then He rebukes them in His anger and terrifies them in His wrath saying: I have installed My King on Zion, My holy hill…Therefore you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear…” Psalm 2:1-11
Animism is spirit worship. It has been heavily promoted by some Hollywood films such as Pocahontas and Brother Bear. Animism is the primary religion of millions of tribal people scattered throughout Africa, New Guinea, the Pacific Islands, North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, India and Japan. Elements of basic Animism are also adhered to by many nominal Muslims, Buddhists and “Christians”.
Animism involves Necrolatry, the worship of the souls of the dead. Tribal people tend to regard the departed ancestors as part of the clan and fear the harm that the departed can do to the living. They especially fear that those who died unnaturally will come back to haunt them. Animism involves spirit worship, believing in the existence of personal spirits or demons, as well as impersonal spiritual forces in nature, which inhabit the earth, the air, fire, water, trees, mountains and animal life. Life for the Animist is dominated by a host of taboos and rituals to placate the spirits.
Animism involves naturism, the personification and worship of the forces of nature. For example the worship of the sun in Ancient Egypt, the sacred cow of the Hindus in India and the sacred mountain of Shintoism in Japan. Naturism normally involves polytheism (the worship of many gods) and idolatry. In nature worship, rituals and sacrifices are intended to guarantee fertility. Human sacrifices are an extreme example of this.
Animism involves totemism, (“Brother – Sister – Kin”) emphasizing the unity of the clan with some sacred plant or animal.
Animism involves fetishism (the superstitious belief that there is some spiritual energy or force in charms, amulets or fetishes). Normally witchdoctors are involved as Shamans, “expert mediators” who know the proper incantations and sacrifices at times of sickness and disasters to placate “the spirits.” The witch doctors use imitative magic to bring harm to an enemy by attacking a representation of him (such as a voodoo doll!) or contagious magic which utilizes some hair clipping, nail paring, sweat, spit, or faeces to bring a curse on an individual. The blood of an animal (or a person) may be drunk in order to gain the strength of that animal or (in the case of cannibalism) person.
Animism is characterized by the absence of real love and hope. There are no moral absolutes (sin is seen as the violation of culture, custom and spirit forces rather than any personal ethical transgression). The whole of life is pervaded with and governed by, fear. Animism is pervaded by fatalism and a sense of helplessness in the face of external forces.
Heathenism does not deny God as much as ignore Him by worshipping natural forces and mysterious demon powers through magical ceremonies and sacrifices.
“When you come into the land which the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorceror, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord and because of these abominations the Lord your God drives them out from before you. You shall be blameless before the Lord your God. For these nations which you will dispossess listen to soothsayers and diviners; but as for you, the Lord your God has not appointed such for you.” Deuteronomy 18:10-14
EVALUATING ANYONE’S WORLDVIEW
To evaluate anyone’s worldview, we need to ask the following general questions about any film producer, scriptwriter, director, author, journalist or anyone else:
We can also ask certain specific questions:
WHY WE THINK AS WE DO
RECOGNISING HUMANISM IN THE MEDIA AND IN TEXTBOOKS
Secular Humanism says: “There is no God to save us; we must save ourselves!”
Post-modernism says: “There is no absolute truth; we must create our own!”
New Age thought says: “There is no God; I am my own god!”
HUMANISM IS SELF DESTRUCTIVE
“At first the temptation is to see mankind as God. Then it becomes us as god. And finally it is me as god. So the progression moves from the worship of man, to the worship of us, to the worship of me. In the end all anthropolators become I – dolaters. ‘I am god!’ Like little anti-Christs that exalt to magnify themselves in the temple of their minds.” – Dr. David Noebel
“But those who wait upon the Lord will renew their strength…” Isaiah 40:31
“Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve… but as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15
Dr. Peter Hammond
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Devious Distortion and Disinformation
Even over 100 years after this horrific event, disinformation and distortion obscure many facts. Wikipedia has the audacity to entitle this event: “Execution of the Romanov Family”! How the brutal and sadistic murder of not only Czar Nicholas II, but his wife, Alexandra and their five children: Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia and Alexei, could be described as an “execution” defies belief.
There was no legal trial. There was no due process. There was no defence counsel. There were not even any charges. How can an entire family be guilty of any capital crime? Not only was the entire Royal Family murdered, but also their doctor and personal attendants, including: Eugene Botkin, Anna Demidova, Alexei Trupp and Ivan Kharitonov. None of them were guilty of any crime.
How can a brutal and sadistic massacre, which dragged out over 20 minutes, be described as an “execution”? Investigations concluded that over 70 bullets were fired into the Romanov Family and their attendants. Yet after that barrage of gunfire all of the children were still alive. They were then beaten with rifle butts and bayonetted multiple times. The savage violence lasted for over 20 minutes!
The bodies were then stripped and mutilated, disfigured with sulphuric acid to make identification extremely difficult. They were dumped into a mine shaft which then had hand grenades thrown in to attempt to collapse the mine shaft. When it was decided that the pit was too shallow, the remains were reburied in a swampy remote area. Barrels of petrol, kerosene and sulphuric acid were used in an attempt to conceal evidence of their crime. The bodies were further attacked and smashed with spades and the remains burned in a bonfire. All of this not only is evidence of sadistic malice, but an attempt to cover up the crime. How then can it be described as an “execution”? Yet, there are school textbooks that refer to this atrocity as “an execution”!
Denials and Deceit
From the very beginning, the Bolsheviks and their apologists and public relations agents have attempted to cover up the facts of the murder of the Romanov Royal Family with a dense web of lies. As Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn declared: “In our country, the lie is a pillar of the state.”
Colossal Communist Cover-Up
While the Bolshevik government in Moscow announced that Czar Nicholas II had been “executed,” they reported that his wife and children had been “sent to a secure place.” For over 8 years thereafter, the Soviet leadership maintained a systematic web of disinformation as to the fate of the Royal Family. This included claiming, in September 1919, that the Royal Family had actually been murdered by “left-wing revolutionaries,” to, in April 1922, denying that any of the children of the Czar had been killed at all. In 1926, the Soviets finally acknowledged the murders, but claimed that Vladimir Lenin and his cabinet were not responsible. They stated that this had been the decision of the “local authorities” in Yekaterinburg.
Facts are Stubborn Things
In fact, the evidence is irrefutable that the murders were ordered by Vladimir Lenin, issued through Yakov Sverdlov and Felix Dzerzhinsky (the Founder and Head of the Cheka, which later developed into the NKVD and the KGB). The chief executioner, Yakov Yurovsky had studied the Talmud and joined the revolutionary forces in 1905, his membership number, 1500. He served in the Cheka. The Bolsheviks’ own records confirm that he was in constant communication with Lenin, Sverdlov and Dzerzhinsky in Moscow in the hours leading up to the mass-murder. At a time of great war shortages, Yurovsky obtained 570 litres of gasoline and 180kg of sulphuric acid to destroy the evidence of their murder. The crime was performed in the early hours of 17 July 1918, in the basement of the House of Special Purpose (Ipatiev House) in Yekaterinburg.
Truth Does Not Fear Investigation
From 1938 on, Joseph Stalin suppressed any discussion regarding the fate of the Royal Family. The burial site was discovered in 1979 by Alexander Avdonin. However, the Soviet Union did not acknowledge the existence of the discovery of the remains until 1989, at the tail end of glasnost, as the Iron Curtain was crumbling.
Official Acknowledgement 80 Years After the Event
In 1998, President Boris Yeltsin, described the murders of the Royal Family as one of the “most shameful episodes in Russian history.” In 1998, 80 years after their murders, the remains of the Romanov Family were given a Christian burial in a state funeral in the Peter and Paul Cathedral in St. Petersburg. However, key members of the Russian Orthodox Church did not attend the funeral as they were not yet convinced of the authenticity of the remains and because two of the Romanov children’s bones were still missing. Only after the remains of two other Romanov children were discovered in 2007 and confirmed by DNA tests, did the Orthodox Church recognise and participate in the Reinternment.
Prosecutor General Finally Opens a Criminal Case
The Russian Prosecutor Generals’ Office formally rehabilitated the Romanov Family, recognising them as “victims of political repressions.” In 1993, a criminal case was opened into the murder of the Romanovs.
Denied Sanctuary by His Cousin
After the abdication of the Czar in March 1917, he applied for sanctuary from his cousin King George V in Great Britain. Although King George initially extended his invitation for the Romanov Family to be welcomed from exile and protected in Great Britain, pressure from bankers and politicians in England forced him to refuse sanctuary to his cousin and his family. This tragically sealed their fate and left the Romanovs at the mercy of the coming Bolshevik Revolution.
Arrested and Exiled
Initially Kerensky’s Provisional government had kept the Romanovs under a form of house-arrest. As the Bolshevik Revolution loomed, they were transported to Tobolsk, in Siberia, allegedly to “protect” them from the rising tide of revolution.
Harsh Prison Conditions
After the Bolsheviks came to power in October 1917, the conditions of their imprisonment grew stricter. Czar Nicholas was forbidden to wear epaulets and the family was placed on rations. They were forbidden to have butter, or coffee. Their daughters were subjected to lewd harassment by Bolshevik Red Guards. In April 1918, the family was moved to Yekaterinburg to Ipatiev House (also known as The House of Special Purpose). There the Royal Family was strictly forbidden to speak in any other language than Russian, they were not permitted access to their luggage which was stored in an outhouse in the courtyard. Their cameras were confiscated. The servants were forbidden to address the Romanov’s by their titles. Jewellery was “confiscated.”
No Visitors Allowed
The family was not allowed to receive visitors, or to receive, or send letters. When Princess Helen of Serbia attempted to visit the house in June 1918, she was refused entry at gunpoint.
No Church Services, No Information
No excursions to attend church services at the nearby church were permitted. Nor were the family permitted to receive any outside information, including newspapers. Strict rationing of food and water was enforced. Recreation was limited to a walk in the garden for only half an hour in the morning and half an hour in the afternoon.
Extraordinary Security Measures
The house was surrounded by a four-meter high (14-feet) double palisade that obscured the view from the streets. The windows in all the family’s rooms were sealed shut and covered with newspaper and later painted over with whitewash. The family was forbidden to look out the windows. Anastasia was shot at when she looked out of a window.
At the time of the murder of the Royal Family, there were 300 Red Guards at Ipatiev House. There were four machine gun emplacements. One in the Bell Tower of the Voznesesky Cathedral. This machine gun was aimed directly at the house. A second machine gun was in the basement window facing the street. A third monitored the balcony overlooking the garden at the back of the house and the fourth in the attic, overlooked the intersections directly above the Czar and Czarina’s bedroom. 10 Guard posts were located in and around Ipatiev House.
On 13 July, a demonstration of Red Army soldiers, socialist revolutionaries and anarchists demanding the dismissal of the Yekaterinburg Soviet was dispersed by gun fire on the street in front of Ipatiev House.
On 6 July, Klementy Nagorny the sailor assigned to care for Alexei and Ivan Sednev, the footman to the Czar, were taken away and shot. The Royal Family were informed on 13 July that they had only “been sent out of the area.” To prevent the Royal Family from playing the piano, it was moved out of the dining room to the commandants’ office. The Bolshevik Red guards also used the confiscated piano of the Romanovs to play revolutionary songs. The Bolsheviks also scribbled crude political slogans and vulgar graffiti on the walls.
Do Not Slander the Victims by Calling it a “Russian Revolution”
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn makes the point that those who describe the Bolshevik Revolution as the “Russian Revolution” slander the victims. It was not a Russian Revolution; it was an anti-Russian Revolution. “You must understand: the leading Bolsheviks who took over Russia were not Russians. They hated Russians. They hated Christians. Driven by ethnic hatred, they tortured and slaughtered millions of Russians without a shred of human remorse. The October Revolution was not what you in America call the ‘Russian Revolution.’ It was an invasion and conquest over the Russian people. More of my countrymen suffered horrific crimes at their bloodstained hands than any people or nation ever suffered in the entirety of human history. It cannot be overstated. Bolshevism was the greatest human slaughter of all time. The fact that most of the world is ignorant of this reality, is proof that the global media itself is in the hands of the perpetrators.”
The Rothschild Vendetta
Major General Count Cherep-Spiridovich, in The Secret World Government (or “The Hidden Hand”, New York, 1926) asserted that the Rothschilds’ were responsible for the assassination of the last five Czars. Not one of these czars reached an old age. Their average age at death was 53. See also Stephen Mitford Goodson, Murdering the Czars: The Rothschild Connection, The Barnes Review, October 2014.
The Worst Disaster in History
After the Wall Street banker financed takeover in 1917, Russia became a vast monolithic killing field on a level not seen in the world before, or since. Unimaginable horrors, on an unimaginable scale, took place in ensuing years and decades as Christians, the middle and upper classes and those who disagreed with the Soviet regime were wiped out. Russia’s population today is half, or less, of what it would have been had this satanic catastrophe not befallen.
Wall Street Bankers Financed the Bolshevik Revolution
Professor Antony Sutton of Stanford University’s Hoover Institution of War, Revolution and Peace, documented in his books, The Best Enemy Money Can Buy; National Suicide: Military Aid to the Soviet Union and in Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution, that, from its inception, the Bolsheviks were financed by Wall Street bankers. Leon Trotsky was in exile in the Bronx of New York when the February 1917 Revolution erupted. Trotsky returned with vast finances from America to launch multiple newspapers and finance and arm revolutionaries who seized Russia for the Bolshevik Revolution in the October 1917 Revolution.
The Best Enemy Money Can Buy
Professor Sutton, in his Western Technology and Soviet Economic Development (in three volumes) documents that Rothschild greed and corruption in the United States of America played a major role in developing the Soviet Union from its very beginnings, transferring vital technology and providing the finances essential to building up the Soviet Union to the military threat it became to the whole world.
Stephen Mitford Goodson, in his book: A History of Central Banking and the Enslavement of Mankind, documents that the Rothchild Family had a vendetta against the Romanovs for refusing to allow a Rothchild central bank to control Russia’s economy. He provides convincing evidence on why Western Bankers financed the Bolshevik Revolution, the destruction of the Russian Empire and the murder of the Romanov Royal Family. “When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the Word of God and for the testimony which they held. And they cried with a loud voice, saying, ‘How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?’” Revelation 6:9-10
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The Bolshevik Revolution of 1917
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The Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom film presents a selection and distortion of the history of South Africa and Nelson Mandela as the secular humanists of the New World Order would like us to perceive it. The film rushes through the life and times of Nelson Mandela, completely ignoring the Cold War context and threat of Soviet communism on the borders of South Africa at that time. It glosses over the murders and massacres of the Marxists and presents scenes that stereotype whites as racist and blacks as noble revolutionaries only seeking for justice.
Producer Anant Singh is recognised as South Africa's preeminent anti-apartheid film producer. Previous productions of Singh include: Place of Weeping, Sarafina! Red Dust and Cry, the Beloved Country. Heavily funded by the South African ANC government and the Nelson Mandela Foundation, this £22 million authorised biopic presents a selection of incidents from the history of South Africa and the life of Nelson Mandela that will go a long way towards further marketing the Mandela myth.
Emotive Speeches Backed by Orchestras
Shot for spectacle with impressive crowd scenes, the legend of Nelson Mandela is presented with numerous speeches backed with swooning orchestration that climbs to emotional peeks whenever Nelson Mandela addresses any crowd.
English Born Actor Plays Mandela
London born actor, Idris Alba, plays Nelson Mandela from his early days as a smooth lawyer through his recruitment to the African National Congress (ANC), to his arrest, imprisonment, eventual release and election as president. Naomie Harris plays Winnie, the fiery revolutionary love interest and second wife of Nelson Mandela.
Animistic Circumcision Rituals
The film begins with Nelson Mandela as a teenager going through the Xhosa circumcision ritual where witchdoctors prepare youth for initiation rites. The painting of their naked bodies in white chalk, passing through the smoke of burning everything relating to their childhood and washing off in the river, with full frontal male nudity, is disturbingly depicted.
Next we see the Nelson Mandela character depicted as a smooth lawyer in a three piece suite walking past anachronistic security gates and burglar bars (which did not exist in South Africa in the 1940s).
The film is a mythic and heroic story of man against man. In this case it is a black man leading all black people against white people who are depicted as uniformly racist, shallow and stupid. The film makers apparently believed that the best way to exalt Nelson Mandela was to depict all whites as narrow-minded, selfish, racist bigots. The first scene of whites in the movie is of them sipping champagne on a balcony, while the black workers bustle around on the streets below. Numerous fictional incidents and comments are inserted in order to reinforce this stereotype.
The time worn cliché of the reluctant revolutionary is inserted into the story turning Nelson Mandela from a happy-go-lucky smooth lawyer confounding a white woman in the witness box, to a frustrated and angry revolutionary fighting for justice, peace and equality for all.
Numerous incidents of mindless police brutality are depicted, giving the impression that, without any provocation, or reason, they would beat up, or shoot, black men, women and children in cold blood.
Adulterous Affairs and Abuse
Nelson Mandela’s pattern of adulterous relationships and repeated beating of his first wife are briefly touched on in a few fleeting scenes. Then much attention is given to the romance with Winnie, who became his second wife.
In contrast to the repeated, respectful treatment of animism, Christianity is dismissed in a few striking statements and scenes. Mandela states that God only seems to answer the prayers of the Boers and Winnie declares that there is no God who will save us, we must save ourselves!
Later Winnie Mandela gives a revolutionary call to violence from the front of a church, where the cross is obscured. With much anger and expressions of hatred, Winnie Mandela repeatedly calls for using stones, boxes of matches and petrol to 'necklace' the informers and kill the enemy. One brutal burning to death of a supposed informer through the ANC’s signature necklace method is depicted. Actually, over 1,000 black people were burnt to death by the brutal necklace murder, so publically promoted by Winnie Mandela. Many of these were elected black town councillors and mayors – but that is not acknowledged in this film, which claims that blacks had no rights, no votes and no elected representatives.
Ignoring the Cold War Context
Significantly there is no mention of the Cold War context and not a scene or a reference to communism, the Soviet Union or the Russian and Cuban troops, at that time engaged in conventional warfare on the border of Angola and South West Africa.
The Missing Victims
No mention is made of the Cuban training in terrorism received by Nelson Mandela. Nor are any of the victims of his bombing campaign depicted. From the film one would get the impression that his armed struggle consisted of nothing more than night time bombings of unoccupied municipal offices and a power station. In fact none of the ANC's car bombings are depicted, not even the Church Street bombing bloodbath. None of the ANC assassinations, such as of Bartholomew Hlopane, are depicted or referred to. Nor the Shell House massacre when Nelson Mandela, as head of the ANC, after his release from prison, ordered his security to open fire on unarmed Zulu protestors belonging to the INKATHA Freedom Party.
The Communist Connection
At no time does one even see a hammer and sickle. The huge Soviet and South African Communist Party flags that Nelson Mandela spoke in front of are nowhere to be seen in this film. Neither are any of the white Russian communist members of the ANC, such as Joe Slovo and Ronnie Kasrils, depicted in any way in this film.
The Making of a New Religion
It is disturbing that this film was released across the United States on Christmas Day. With songs of praise and hymns glorifying Nelson Mandela being sung by choirs and taught to school children, we seem to be seeing a beginning of a new religion.
Icon of the New World Order
Certainly Nelson Mandela is the pre-eminent icon and idol of the New World Order. The United Nations General Assembly even declared 18 July, Nelson Mandela International Day!
The timing of this heavily state-funded propaganda film was interesting as the ANC, mired in corruption scandals, was heading into an election year. Many saw the timing of this film as a distraction from the disastrous failures of the ANC, by rewriting history to depict the past in the worst possible light and rally the voters of South Africa behind the party of the revered Nelson Mandela.
Blame Everything on Apartheid
The violence of the ANC is mostly blamed on Winnie Mandela, with Nelson Mandela apparently disapproving. Even when referring to Mandela's divorce from Winnie, Mandela's character blames it on the apartheid government!
The Missing Opposition Parties
There are disturbing and shocking scenes of the black on black violence in the townships with axing, machetting, shooting and hacking of men, women and children, but no explanations given as to who was doing what to whom. At no time is any hint given that there were actually other black political parties in South Africa, such as the INKATHA Freedom Party, with whom the ANC were locked in deadly turf wars.
The Last Word on Everything
Throughout the film, Nelson Mandela dominates the screen and always has the most intelligent and profound things to say. He always has the last word, even in court and in prison. No one else ever seems to have a reply for his dogmatic statements.
A Redemptive Message
After all the depictions of white racism and evil, the film concludes with Nelson Mandela commenting: "If I can forgive them – you can forgive them!" He asserts "peace is the only way." The film ends with a quote from Mandela's Long Walk to Freedom book: "My country is not meant to be a land of hatred. People are taught to hate and they can be taught to love. Love comes more naturally than hate."
Divorced From the Historical Context
If the message of the film is forgiveness then it is a good message. However, divorced from the context of the brutal war being waged by the ANC to intimidate the people in the townships and terrorise farmers and civilians, this film turns communists into heroes and Christians into villains. It also denies the depravity of man, claiming that love (apart from God) is natural and dismisses God as irrelevant.
The film wisely stops at Mandela's Presidential Inauguration in May 1994. That is understandable, because at two and a half hours long, the film drags and sags at times. It is quite episodic. However, it would be relevant to note that the Nelson Mandela presidency was a disappointment and a failure in many ways. Nelson Mandela reintroduced race classification for Affirmative Action, Black Economic Empowerment and job reservation and racial quotas even for sports teams. He legalised pornography and abortion. Violent crime exploded with rape and child abuse increasing 400% during his presidency. The currency imploded and the ANC looted the country of billions of Rands through chronic corruption.
The Abortion Holocaust
Over one million, seven hundred thousand babies have been killed, officially, legally, in South Africa, with taxpayer's money, since Nelson Mandela forced through the Termination of Pregnancy Bill, 1 February 1997.
Under Nelson Mandela's presidency, an average of 25,000 people were murdered each year. Yet, to celebrate his birthdays, Nelson Mandela would regularly open prison doors and set many convicted criminals, including armed robbers, murderers and rapists, free. Some of these were murdering and raping within 24 hours of being released. Well over 100,000 people were murdered under Mandela's term as president.
The Growth Industry of Murder
To put this into perspective, in 44 years of apartheid, 18,700 people were killed in politically related violence, most at the hands of ANC supporters. This included soldiers, police, terrorists, civilians, necklace murders and rioters - all victims. However, after Mandela became president in 1994, an average of 25,000 people were murdered every year. Over 85,000 whites have been murdered in South Africa since 1994, 4,000 of them farmers. Many fear that this film will incite further race hatred and targeting of whites for murder. Genocide Watch warns that South Africa is already in the Genocidal process stage 7 targeting white Afrikaners for extermination.
In the 1970s, even while facing terrorism, riots and engaged in a border war with the Cubans in Angola, the SA Rand was stronger than the US Dollar. In Mandela's first four years as president, the Rand lost 80% of its value and more than 2.8 million man days were lost to strikes. The national debt doubled under Nelson Mandela’s presidency.
Therefore, under Mandela, even with no war, no sanctions, no riots and no conscription and with massive international aid and investment, the Rand plummeted to R10 to the Dollar. Economic deterioration and sky-rocketing crime marred his presidency. The Economist at the time described Nelson Mandela's presidency as: "a failure."
Do Not Let the Facts Get In the Way of a Good Story
However, we are not meant to allow facts to get in the way of a good story. So, this Mandela film calls us to forget all these facts and to shelve our pro-life, pro-family, moral convictions and bow before this new idol, sing this politician’s praises and effectively burn incense before the image of a new Caesar.
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom presents a selection and distortion of the history of South Africa and Nelson Mandela as the African National Congress (ANC) would like us to remember it. This heavily state-funded biopic is politically correct propaganda which markets the Mandela myth by ignoring the Cold War context and threat of Soviet communism on the borders of South Africa at that time. Stereotypical and episodic, it includes numerous obscenities, nudity, occultism, pagan and humanist worldviews, anti-Biblical and anti-Christian sentiments, immorality, adultery, drunkenness, smoking, extreme, brutal and disturbing violence, revisionist history and racism. See: www.movieguide.org for reviews on all films from a Biblical perspective.
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom markets the Mandela myth by demonising white South Africans, dismissing Christianity and God, promoting paganism, occultism, humanism, socialism and justifying violent revolution. The film is a mythic and heroic story of man against man. Despite ending with a call for forgiveness and love, the rest of the film seems more inclined to incite hatred and racial stereotyping. It does not allow the facts of history to get in the way of their story of this icon and idol of leftist causes and the socialist New World Order.
The Film Review by Dr. Peter Hammond was first published by Movieguide.
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Making Idols of Modern Men and Myths
The Mandela Industry
Over 5 Million Reasons Why I Will Not be Voting for the ANC
My Meeting with Nelson Mandela Part 1
My Meeting with Nelson Mandela Part 2
Resistance to Revolution