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The Great Reset Revolution
The Great Reset is the title of a book by founder and leader of the World Economic Forum –Klaus Schwab. The book articulates how United Nations Agenda 21 and Agenda 2030 will radically restructure everything throughout the world. One could call the Great reset the Great Revolution. Its goal is ultimately a global welfare state where everybody will be dependent upon a globalist state for everything. It will necessitate the abolition of faith, families and nations.
Social Darwinian Big Bang Politics
The Great Reset has a social Darwinian view of political progress. In common with the big bang theory of evolution, these globalists believe that by burning everything down, out of the ashes Utopia will arise. Marxist revolutionaries have thought like this for a long time. By blowing up enough things, paradise will be established. In 1987, I heard liberation theologian Alan Boesak declare: "out of the ashes of Pretoria will arise new Jerusalem!" In accordance with Sabbateanism, these revolutionaries believe that evolution leads to Revolution ! Therefore they must blow up and burn down the existing order, so that they can Build Back Better!
In the future, you will own absolutely nothing, but you will like it and “be happy,” according to the globalists pushing what they call “The Great Reset.” You will also have no privacy, they say. Everything will change. And yet, somehow, the advocates of this communist vision of the future — the World Economic Forum (WEF), the United Nations (UN), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) — have decreed that “you will be happy!” This “Great Reset” is a globalist pipe dream that aims to transform the world and everything in it, supposedly for the benefit of the masses, but really for the benefit of the ruling classes.
Radical Restructuring of Everything
“The Great Reset” aims to fundamentally reengineer industries, societies, education, agriculture, relationships and even human beings. Its advocates, such as WEF leader Klaus Schwab, declare that “all aspects of our societies and economies” need to be “radically restructured.” Even “our thinking and behaviour” will have to dramatically change.
New Foundations for Global Government
“Every country, from the United States to China, must participate, and every industry, from oil and gas to tech, must be transformed,” insists Schwab, calling for “stronger and more effective” global government. “We must build entirely new foundations for our economic and social systems.”
BC and AC
In his book: COVID and The Great Reset, Schwab insists that that life must “never” be allowed to return to normal. “The world as we knew it in the early months of 2020 is no more, dissolved in the context of the pandemic.” Klaus Schwab added that the looming changes are so huge that some are now speaking of “Before Coronavirus” (BC) and “After Coronavirus” (AC) eras.
Mass Management of Minds
Schwab also called a change in “mind-sets” the “most important” issue. “We have to ... bring our thinking and behaviour… into harmony…” “Now is the historical moment — the Time — not only to fight the virus, but to shape the system for the post-corona era.” Those advocating the Great Reset admit that the WEF founder has been working on the agenda “for many decades.”
Fourth Industrial Revolution
Schwab’s vision includes the “Fourth Industrial Revolution,” a key component of the Great Reset that involves merging man and machine into transhumanism will be a “revolution” that will “fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another.” The transformation, he maintains, will be “unlike anything humankind has experienced before,” bringing together “all stakeholders of the global polity.”
“Changing our current trajectory will require bold and imaginative action, together with determination and decisive leadership,” declared Prince Charles. “We need to evolve our economic model.... We need nothing short of a paradigm shift, one that inspires action at revolutionary levels and pace. We simply cannot waste any more time.” While Charles is a fervent advocate of population control, his father, Prince Philip, was even more blunt, famously expressing his desire: “In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus, to contribute something to solving overpopulation.” This dangerous attitude is widespread among the elites advocating the Great Reset.
In 2014, the Rothschild banking dynasty and the Rockefeller Foundation sponsored a summit in London on “Inclusive Capitalism.” Including Prince Charles, then-IMF chief Christine Lagarde, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Bank of England boss Mark Carney, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, top CEOs, pension-fund bosses and participants, reportedly represented about one-third of the world’s wealth. Quoting Karl Marx about capitalism supposedly carrying “the seeds of its own destruction,” IMF boss Lagarde called for Global Wealth Redistribution, more taxes and more government. At the top of the agenda was getting companies to put shareholder interests aside in favour of the Agenda 21 draconian UN visions of “sustainable development.”
UN agreements are serving as foundations of the emerging New World Order. In UN Agenda 2030, also known as the “Sustainable Development Goals,” almost every state government and dictatorship on Earth agreed to dictates of the Great Reset. In Goal 10 UN members pledge to “reduce inequality within and among countries … wealth is shared and income inequality is addressed.” As the UN document also makes clear, international socialism is needed to battle inequality even “among” countries. “By 2030, ensure that all … have equal rights to economic resources,” the document demands, sounding suspiciously like the Communist Manifesto. Instead of owning property and the necessities of life, the WEF video declares, “you’ll rent.” Apparently “whatever you want” will be magically “delivered by drone.”
The UN document also calls on government to seize control over “production and consumption.” It prescribes government-controlled healthcare systems for all. It demands that children be “educated” to the point that they do not just agree with the ideology underpinning the scheme, but are actually prepared to “promote” it. Goal 4 — “education” — will be the key to achieving all the others. In Chapter 36 of UN Agenda 21, an earlier UN sustainability agreement signed by every government on Earth, the document says “education” will be “indispensable” to changing people’s attitudes. “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.” Ephesians 5:11
Moreover, the video claims, a billion people will migrate from Third World nations to settle in the West owing to alleged man-made “climate change.” Westerners must welcome these “refugees,” it adds. The WEF video claims that the future will be property-less and borderless.
Mass Murdering Marxists Support Agenda 2030
Communist leaders, including members of the mass-murdering Communist Party of China, are now openly joining forces with capitalist multinational corporations and Big Business CEOs to push the Agenda 21 scheme. The mass-murdering Communist regime enslaving China boasted in their propaganda organs that they played a “crucial role” in developing Agenda 2030. “While they promise them freedom, they themselves are slaves of depravity.” 2 Peter 2:19
WEF leader Klaus Schwab, the most prominent marketer of The Great Reset, has proclaimed that a key element of the “Reset” will be the “Fourth Industrial Revolution.” In very public statements, he has explained what this means: merging man with machines. “What the fourth industrial revolution will lead to is a fusion of our physical, digital and biological identity,” Schwab explained in a speech to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
Technology Transforming Thought
In his book, published in 2016, Shaping the Future of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the globalist schemer explains how looming technological changes will allow governments to “intrude into the hitherto private space of our minds, reading our thoughts and influencing our behaviour.”
Digital Merges with Biological
“Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies will not stop at becoming part of the physical world around us — they will become part of us,” wrote Schwab. “Indeed… our smartphones have become an extension of ourselves. Today’s external devices — from wearable computers to virtual reality headsets — will almost certainly become implantable in our bodies and brains.”
Reading Your Thoughts
Among those technologies are “active implantable microchips that break the skin barrier of our bodies,” Schwab explained. These “implantable devices will also help to communicate thoughts normally expressed verbally through a ‘built-in’ smartphone, and potentially unexpressed thoughts or moods by reading brain waves and other signals.”
Pre-Crime Thought Police
Schwab suggests these technologies would be used by governments to determine who may travel and for “pre-crime” purposes. “As … law enforcement agencies and courts to use techniques to determine the likelihood of criminal activity, assess guilt or even possibly retrieve memories directly from people’s brains will increase… a detailed brain scan to assess an individual’s security risk.”
Every year, WEF brings together billionaires and mass-murdering dictators from around the world to promote globalism and technocracy under the guise of “helping” humanity. The major tech companies — Facebook, Google and Microsoft— are involved. Billionaires, such as George Soros, are key players. Disgraced “climate” guru Al Gore, who serves on the WEF board, is also shilling for the Great Reset, along with Skull and Bones member John Kerry.
Cyborg at The Summit
At the 2018 World Government Summit in the United Arab Emirates, top globalists and world leaders gathered to push, among other key issues the normalization and glorification of “cyborgs.” Indeed, the Summit in UAE offered a prominent role to a “cyborg” named Neil Harbisson, who argued that governments must facilitate the transition to becoming “part-technology, part-human.” “I have an antenna that is implanted inside my head, which allows me to extend my perception of reality beyond the visual spectrum,” said Harbisson, co-founder of the Cyborg Society and the Transpecies Society, which fights for people who “identify” as nonhuman. “I can sense infrared and ultraviolet, and I also have an internet connection in my head that allows me to receive from other parts of the world, or connect to satellites so I can send from space.”
Return to Baal Worship
The year before that, globalists at the World Government Summit gathered under a replica of the “Arch of Baal,” a monument to the demon god of the Canaanites frequently referred to in the Bible. More than a few saw it as an ominous sign. “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
“It is very likely, within a century or two, Homo sapiens, as we have known it for thousands of years, will disappear,” Harari said at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. “We will use technology to upgrade ourselves — or at least some of us — into something different; something which is far more different from us than we are different from Neanderthals.” The establishment media has been breathlessly parroting his propaganda. Aside from the fusion with machines and technology, globalist elites are also pushing for genetic modification of everything — including humans. In fact, Microsoft tycoon Bill Gates has openly pushed for such schemes. In 2018, he touted gene-editing technology in Foreign Affairs, the mouthpiece of the Council on Foreign Relations. More recently, he has celebrated vaccines that literally alter the genetic code of those receiving them. “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap." Galatians 6:7
Of course, Transhumanism requires a rejection of Christian moral principles and a negation of the fundamental truths about humanity and reality revealed in the Bible. Those who value truth, tradition, Faith, freedom and family must resist.
"It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery." Galatians 5:1
“Who will rise up for Me against the evildoers? Who will stand up for Me against the workers of iniquity?” Psalm 94:16
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On the Brink of War
Along with the growing crisis over Red China’s threats to invade Taiwan, the world is facing the first real threat of a major war, possibly even including nuclear weapons, between nuclear-armed superpowers since the Cold War. In early November of 2021, the world was shocked by the sudden announcement of a massive Russian military build-up along Ukraine’s eastern border. The long-simmering territorial dispute over the Donbas, a region in eastern Ukraine that is culturally and linguistically Russian, almost overnight became a potential theatre for a major war between East and West. American and European leaders lined up in support of Ukraine and its president, Volodomir Zhelensky, even as Russia’s President Vladimir Putin drew a line in the sand. Ukraine, Putin insisted, was historically part of Russia’s sphere of influence and could not be permitted to join NATO. The West, in turn, accused Russia of threatening Ukraine’s sovereignty and vowed resolute action against Russia, including possible military involvement, should Putin invade.
Threats and Counter Threats
President Biden threatened drastic consequences. While the American Biden administration is evidently not at all interested in protecting America’s own borders, it is apparently willing to go to war to defend the territorial integrity of Ukraine. American Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) of the Senate Armed Services Committee, threatened to “rain destruction on the Russian military” should Putin launch an invasion of Ukraine, a campaign that might include nuclear strikes, since “we don’t rule out first-use nuclear action.” Dmitry Kiselyov, head of the Russian state-owned news organization Rossiya Segodnya (Russia Today) told the BBC that Russia was preparing to deploy more missiles, including its vaunted new hypersonic missiles. “If Ukraine ever joins NATO or if NATO develops military infrastructure there, we will hold a gun to America’s head. We have the military capability,” Kiselyov told BBC. “Russia has the best weapons in the world — hypersonic ones. They’d reach America as fast as US or British weapons could reach Moscow from Ukraine. It would be the Cuban missile crisis all over again, but with a shorter flight time for the missiles.” Kiselyov warned that America could be “turned into radioactive ash” if Russia’s conditions were not met.
Luhansk and Donetsk
The Donbas region has been part of Russia for centuries. It first rose to international significance in the 19th century as a result of its enormous coal resources. The largest city, Donetsk, was founded by a British industrialist who made a fortune there mining coal. After the Bolshevik Revolution, the Donbas region was incorporated into the Ukrainian portion of the Soviet Union. However, its overwhelmingly Russian population and industrial might have made the region a flashpoint of contention. The local population is decidedly in favour of independence from the corrupt, kleptocratic, and discriminatory Ukrainian government and even of outright annexation by “Mother Russia.” In March 2014, after the revolutionary overthrow of the elected Ukrainian government, a separatist war erupted in the region along with Russia’s annexation of Crimea, another Russian majority territory. Amid bitter fighting, Russian separatists seized control of most of the Donbas and proclaimed two independent republics, Luhansk and Donetsk. Much of Ukraine is almost entirely ethnic Russian — the Donbas, Crimea and the major Black Sea city of Odessa are actually Russian populations.
The Expansion of NATO
Russia has been increasingly alarmed at the advance of NATO into its backyard, which has seen the amalgamation of many former Soviet republics and Warsaw Pact allies. Despite previous assurances by the West to Russian officials after the breakup of the Soviet Union that NATO would make no inroads into the Russian sphere of influence, the ensuing decades have seen the three Baltic republics — Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania — as well as Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, and many of the previous regions of the former Yugoslavia all formally join NATO. Moreover, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, and Kazakhstan are all beneficiaries of Individual Partnership Action Plans, or formal cooperative agreements with NATO, that might be upgraded to Membership Action Plans in the future. With the exception of China, Finland and the Russian Far East, Russia now finds herself virtually encircled by NATO members or potential members. And nearly all of these new European NATO members have also joined the European Union.
Nationalism vs. Globalism
It is understandable that Russia is deeply suspicious of Western motives. A post-Cold War policy of strategic encirclement has left Russia increasingly isolated, except for ally Belarus. NATO was founded for the stated purpose of countering Soviet expansionism. But following the collapse of the communist menace of the Soviet Union, NATO expanded instead of disbanding. NATO redefined its mission to include the decades-long war in Afghanistan. Just as NATO is the most powerful international military alliance ever created, so too is the European Union the most effective attempt at economic and political union in history. The European Union, originally created out of the deceptively named European Common Market, has become an attempt to set up a centralised regional government. The goal of such continental arrangements is to drastically reduce the number of independent nations and provide for the integration of regional Unions into a global government. Former U.S. National Security Advisor and globalist Zbigniew Brzezinski declared in 1995, “We cannot leap into world government in one quick step.... The precondition for eventual globalization — genuine globalization — is progressive regionalization, because thereby we move toward larger, more stable, more cooperative units.” Regional military alliances, especially NATO, are promoted as a means of internationalizing military force, to prepare for the eventual consolidation of regional military alliances into a global military as an indispensable ingredient of a consolidated global government.
Resisting the New World Order
Russia remains nationalistic and resistant to assimilation into existing international systems. Russia is very reluctant to enter into any type of binding agreement or treaty with other countries or under any international authority. The ultimate objective of the internationalists is the establishment of a single world government. Most of their actions are guided by their objective of creating political, military and economic conditions favourable to the establishment of such a New World Order. All of the major innovations in foreign policy since World War II — the establishment of the United Nations, the WHO, World Trade Organization, the IMF and the World Bank, the establishment of the European Union and the formation of permanent international military alliances, especially NATO — have had as their purpose replacing independent nations with world government.
A Warning from the New American:
“While the partisans of world government have always preferred a peaceful, incremental approach, there can be no doubt that a nuclear war between the West and Russia would furnish the ultimate pretext for fast-tracking world government — a pretext they would certainly not hesitate to exploit should such a war occur. A nuclear World War III would be an unprecedented calamity not only for the lives of millions of people, the fabric of modern civilization, and the rest of life on Earth, but also for future generations who would likely face permanent bondage under a world government in which an independent America was only a distant memory. American leaders have no sound moral or strategic interest in the broils of eastern Europe, and it is deadly folly to risk nuclear war — and its abyssal aftermath — by meddling in quarrels whose moral contours are unclear and whose outcome ought to be none of our business. The meddling needs to stop. Americans should insist, therefore, that their elected representatives in Congress get the United States out of NATO and the United Nations and adopt a noninterventionist foreign policy” Charles Scaliger (TNA February 14, 2022)
First Hand Experience
I have served the persecuted Church throughout Africa and Eastern Europe. I had the privilege of travelling on numerous occasions with Rev. Bill Bathman in East Germany, Hungary, Yugoslavia, ministering in Poland, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Bulgaria and Albania. I have numerous friends in Eastern Europe and have also ministered to Russians in Africa, including during the war in Angola and Mozambique. When I was captured by communist forces in Mozambique in 1989, I was escorted by Russian forces in Mi8-Hip helicopters and then in an Antanov 26, to Machava (SNASP Security) Prison in Maputo.
Double Standards and Hypocrisy
Many of my East European friends think that Biden’s US government is extremely hypocritical, considering that the Americans betrayed over 100 million Christians in Eastern European countries, to Stalin's Soviet Union through the Yalta Agreement in 1945. Ukraine was freed by Germany in 1917 and this independence was reluctantly recognised by Vladimir Lenin's Soviet Union in the Brest-Litovsk Treaty of March 1918.
However, in 1919, through the Versailles Treaty the Allies betrayed the Ukraine back into the hands of the Soviet Union. Many millions of Ukrainians were slaughtered under, first Lenin's and then, Stalin's brutal purges. Ukraine was again liberated by Germany in WWII, but then betrayed by Allies, through the Yalta Agreement, back into the blood-stained hands of Stalin's Soviet Union. Under Operation Keelhaul over 2 million Russians and a million Ukrainians in Western Europe were forcibly repatriated by British and American troops into the hands of the Soviet NKVD, most massacred out of hand and the rest consigned to slave labour in the GULAG in Siberia. “While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption…” 2 Peter 2:19
Strength and Weakness
Referring to the Communists, Winston Churchill declared: "There is nothing they respect more than strength. There is nothing they despise more than weakness!"
Valiant Struggle for Freedom
The Ukrainian Army continued to fight for their freedom and independence for 10 years after the conclusion of WWII. Units of the Ukrainian Army were still operating, with field artillery, fighting valiantly against Soviet oppression, as late as 1955. Yet without receiving any support from the Allies, because what FDR called the Arsenal for Democracy seemed dedicated primarily for Josef Stalin's communist dictatorship of the Soviet Union.
Capitalists Saved Communism from Collapse
As our friends in Eastern Europe point out to us, without the extravagant support of the United States, United Kingdom and Canada, Stalin's Soviet Union could not have survived Operation Barbarossa in 1941. Even before America entered WWII officially, vast quantities of military hardware were being flown, shipped and trucked into Russia via Alaska, Persia and Murmansk. An official list of military hardware supplied by the USA to the USSR from 1941, includes: 7,056 tanks; 14,795 military aircraft; 51,503 Jeeps; 375,883 trucks; 35,170 motorcycles; 8,071 tractors; 8,218 artillery pieces; 131,633 machine guns; 345,735 tonnes of explosives; 1,981 locomotives; 90 cargo ships; 4,478,000 tonnes of food supplies; $1,078,965,000 of machines and equipment; 2,670,000 tonnes of petroleum products; 49,860 tonnes of leather; 3,786,000 tyres; 15,417,000 pairs of army boots; 106,893,000 tonnes of cotton; building equipment valued at $10,000,910,000; another 802,000 tonnes of non-iron metals; along with 29 oil tankers; 433 combat ships; mobile bridges; railway equipment; aircraft radio equipment and vast amounts of other items. This list does not include the very generous aid given by Great Britain to the Soviet Union, which included 5,800 aircraft; 4,292 tanks and 12 mine sweepers. Canada supplied the Soviet Union with another 1,188 tanks; 842 armoured cars, 1,000,000 artillery shells and 208,000 tonnes of wheat and flour. "Should you help the wicked and love those who hate the Lord? Because of this the wrath of the Lord is upon you." 2 Chronicles 19:2
Failure to Support Freedom
However, no aid was supplied to the Ukrainian Freedom fighters, or the Lithuanian forces, who were battling the most brutal dictatorship in the history of the world. So our friends in the Ukraine are extremely cynical about what NATO, the EU and the US are involved in now, interfering in this Ukrainian - Russian conflict.
Lessons of History
As Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, declared: "If we do not know our own history, we will simply have to endure all the same mistakes, sacrifices and absurdities all over again."
Russian friends point out that there is no way that President Vladimir Putin can allow Russia's only ice-free port in the Crimea to fall out of the control of the Russian Federation. As Murmansk is up in the Arctic Circle and under ice most of the year and Vladivostok is frozen up with ice half the year, the Russian Navy's only ice-free ports are in the Crimea. To compare what is at stake, one should consider what Americans would think if California (with the strategic San Diego Naval Base) or Virginia (with Norfolk) strategic naval bases were to secede and be affiliated with Russia. How acceptable would that be?
Short-sighted and Disastrous
Patrick Buchanan has dealt with the consequences of these short-sighted policies and double-standards in his books: A Republic - Not An Empire; and Churchill, Hitler and the Unnecessary War - How Britain Lost Her Empire and The West Lost the World.
The New Evil Empire
Christians in Russia have expressed their shock at how America has become a new evil empire. Promoting abortion and privileges for perverts, with an aggressive pro-homosexual agenda, bullying Africa governments to legalise abortion and homosexuality, and sending generous aid to radical middle-Eastern governments, which severely persecute the Christian Church.
Fuelling Islamic Extremism
Most Americans seem oblivious to the devastating consequences of their State Department's foreign policy: The bombing and burning of churches in the Middle East that followed the Arab Spring, was in so many ways funded and fuelled by US State Department policy. The devastation of Christians in Iraq, where under the dictator, Sadam Hussein, Christians were protected, but now under the Islamic democracy installed by American forces, Christians are severely persecuted. More than a million Christians have fled Iraq since the US invasion of 2003. These realities are seldom understood in America.
Christian Casualties of Western Policies
Now the US government is channelling aid to Al Qaida affiliated Islamic Jihadists in Syria, who are viciously persecuting Christians in the areas that they control. The secular military dictatorship of Assad had left the Christians alone. At 6% of the population, the Christians in Syria were not considered a serious threat and were actually protected from radical Islamicists. Now by supporting Islamic insurgents who are turning Syria into a catastrophic bloodbath, the West destabilised one of the last countries in the Middle East where Christians were experiencing some stability and protection.
A Warning from Russia
Xavier Lerma of Pravda in Moscow, wrote: "Reagan called the Soviet Union the Evil Empire and rightly so. The Soviet Union was the Russian people held hostage by the Communists. Putin and Reagan listened to Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Those who listen to their elders tend to be wiser. Vladimir Putin allows Christianity to flourish, unlike the liberals in America, who have their own warped idea of freedom from God and a denial of evil's existence in the world.
The Spiritual Threat
"There is a reason why most public schools in America do not teach the Bolshevik Revolution and its true consequences. There are people in the West that want to remove everything related to Christ from public view, just as the Communists did during the Soviet enslavement of Russia. 21st century Russia is proof that Christianity can prevail against darkness and confusion. Today the liberals who control the West fear Putin as though doomsday was tomorrow. It is not a nuclear threat, but rather a spiritual renewal that threatens them. It is not Putin, but Russia's Christianity they fear. Rather it is Christ they truly fear and hate. They tried to persuade Americans by scaring everyone with ideas of Putin as the evil KGB out to destroy the world… They demonized Putin because it is not our world, but their liberal world that is in danger of being destroyed.
Ignoring Christian Brothers
"How can conservative media sources in America, who claim to be Christian, ignore their Christian brothers in Russia, who are now successful? Martyrs they ignore and the blood that was shed to restore the Christian Church in Russia. They are con-artists playing the conservative side as fools while the liberals enslave the rest. Devout Russian Christians are on the march… not like the Communist Soviet Union, who spread wars like Obama and the US are doing now. These Russians are like disciples of Christ, who lovingly reach out to their brothers and sisters, helping men and women in darkness, enslaved by a materialistic society, who are truly in need of Christ."
The Pink Agenda
Xavier Lerma wrote that the reason Western media are demonizing President Vladimir Putin in Russia, is because Russia has passed laws strengthening the penalties for "propagating homosexuality amongst minors, and for insulting peoples' religious convictions in public." The so-called Gay Propaganda Bill introduced fines for propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations to minors, including on the media, on the internet and via viral adverts. Under this law, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transvestite (LGBT) rallies are prohibited, as is the distribution aimed at forming non-traditional sexual morality in children. Fines and imprisonment are prescribed for the propagation of homosexuality in Russia. The All Russia Public Opinion Centre showed that 88% of Russians supported this amendment to the law.
Reversal of Roles
It is an incredible irony that religious freedom is under assault by the US Democratic Party and government while the Russian government is printing Bibles to place in hotel rooms! It is an incredible reversal of fortunes that the countries behind what used to be the Iron Curtain, now have some of the most dynamic Christian Churches and the highest percentage of Church attendance in Europe.
It would appear that Western decadence, immorality, materialism, compromise and superficiality in Churches and shallow, sensational entertainment, have been more deadly to the Church than virulent atheist propaganda and vicious communist persecution in the East. Today there are more Evangelical, born-again Christians in Russia than in any other country in Europe. The Ukraine has the second largest group of Evangelical Christians in Europe, followed by Romania. When Russians enjoy more religious freedom in public than Americans, then something is seriously wrong. When Russians expressed their concern about lack of freedom and spiritual discernment in America, we should be very concerned.
Pray for the Christians in Russia and Ukraine
"Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the Word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified, just as it is with you, and that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men; for not all have faith." 2 Thessalonians 3:1-2
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World Leaders Praise Tutu
The announcement of the death of Anglican Bishop Desmond Mpulo Tutu on 26th December 2021, at age 90, has led to much outpouring of praise for this prominent prelate who has been described “the personification of the South African Freedom Struggle”, “An icon of the Freedom struggle”, “Hero of the Nation”, “The Nation’s pastor” and what the BBC called “The staunch and steadfast healer of a nation.”
“The Face of the Liberation Struggle”
Frank Chikane, described him in this way: “Tutu was the face of the liberation struggle. The voice of the people. He was a key prophetic voice.”
“Public Enemy Number 1”
His biographer, John Allen, wrote that to the old South Africa “Tutu really was public enemy number 1.”
“Carrying the Whole Country on his Shoulders”
Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela said that Tutu “was carrying the whole country on his shoulders …. He was almost like royalty, representing the journey towards freedom for everybody.”
“The Nation’s Pastor”
SACC leader Peter Storey described Tutu as: “The nation’s pastor.”
The New South Africa is his Legacy
Cyril Ramaphosa described Tutu as: “An outstanding South African who has bequeathed us a liberated South Africa.”
Praise from the Pope
Pope Francis lamented the death of Tutu and praised him for promoting “racial equality and reconciliation.”
Joe Biden declared that Tutu’s legacy will “echo throughout the ages.”
A “Universal Spirit”
Barack Obama released a statement calling Tutu a “Universal spirit.”
A Champion for Human Rights
Buckingham Palace released a message of condolence in the name of Queen Elizabeth, describing Tutu as “a man who tirelessly championed human rights in South Africa and across the world.”
Disturbing Facts that Undermine the Narrative
However, there are others who do not share the perspective of these prominent leaders. Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu had a decades long record of supporting abortion, the homosexual agenda, ordination of women to the priesthood, theological liberalism, collectivist economic theories and Marxist class warfare.
The Marie Stopes abortuary in Cape Town had a pull-up banner of Bishop Tutu promoting abortion in their waiting room. Desmond Tutu posed for this picture on behalf of Marie Stopes International, the world’s largest abortion provider.
Marketing Marie Stopes Abortion Industry
Although he was meant to be retired from public life in 2010, this 2011 public endorsement of the “invaluable work” of Mary Stopes International praised Marie Stopes South Africa for “empowering people” and “giving people the opportunity to make informed decisions about their future and the choice.” When asked if he had been paid for making this statement and posing for this picture, the Desmond Tutu Foundation would neither confirm nor deny, but simply stated that the Desmond Tutu Foundation does receive donations.
What about the Right to Life of Pre-born Babies?
John Ritchie, Director of Tradition Family and Property Student Action asked: “Why should someone who doesn’t even respect the basic right to life be honoured … ?”
Rejecting the Inerrancy of Scripture
Desmond Tutu insisted that there are mistakes in the Bible because people wrote it. “There are certain parts which you have to say No to.” For example that “women should not speak in church … women should not be ordained. There are many things you shouldn’t accept.” (Tutu: Voice of the Voiceless by Shirley Du Boulay, 1988).
Questioning the Virgin Birth
‘’Some people thought there was something about Jesus’ birth … maybe Jesus was an illegitimate Son.” (Cape Times, 24.10.1980).
In St. Albans Cathedral, in Pretoria, 23.11.1978, Desmond Tutu declared: “The Holy Spirit is not limited to the Christian Church. For example, Mahatma Gandhi, who is a Hindu … the Holy Spirit shines through him.”
In a report on 20.4.1986, Tutu was quoted as saying: “Every Christian must be a revolutionary. Jesus was a revolutionary.”
Praising a Marxist Dictator
Tutu publicly thanked communist dictator, Samora Machel, for all that he and his Frelimo government had done for Mozambique! This seemed an amazing attitude to take towards an atheist who had declared war on the church, destroying, or confiscating and closing over 8,000 churches, imprisoning hundreds of thousands of believers, massacring at least 75,000 people, banning the Bible and expelling all missionaries.
Would Rather Go To The Other Place than a Homophobic Heaven
Over the last 20 years Desmond Tutu was very prominent in advocating gay rights. Tutu declared: “I would refuse to go to a homophobic Heaven. No, I would say Sorry, I mean I would much rather go to the other place! I would not worship a God who is homophobic and that is how deeply I feel about this. I am as passionate about this campaign as I ever was about apartheid. For me, it is the same level.”
Promoting Same Sex Marriages, Condoms and Ordination of Women as Priests
In 2011 Tutu called on the Anglican church of South Africa to accept and conduct same-sex marriages. In 2005 he criticised Pope Benedict XVI for opposing the distribution of condoms: “To fight HIV-AIDS.” He also criticised Pope Benedict for opposing the ordination of women as priests.
Methodist Upbringing and Migration to Anglicanism
Desmond Tutu was born 7 October 1931 in Klerksdorp to a Xhosa-speaking family. His father was the principal of a Methodist primary school. His family, who were Methodist, later changed to African Methodist Episcopal (AME) and later to the Church of the Province of South Africa (Anglican).
Supported by Harry Oppenheimer
When Desmond Tutu applied to join the Ordinance Guild, his application was turned down due to his debts. These were then paid off by wealthy industrialist, Harry Oppenheimer. In the 1960’s and 70’s he travelled widely internationally and benefited from grants to obtain his degree and Masters. His Master’s degree was on Islam in West Africa. (Rabble-Rouser for Peace; The Authorised Biography of Desmond Tutu by John Allen, 2006).
In the early 1970’s Desmond Tutu adopted Liberation Theology and Black Theology after attending a 1973 conference on the subject at New York City’s Union Theological Seminary.
Ecclesiastical Platform for Political Issues
In 1975 he was installed as Dean of St. Mary’s Cathedral in Johannesburg. From this point Desmond Tutu used his ecclesiastical positions to speak out on social issues, publicly endorsing international sports and economic boycotts of South Africa. In May 1976 he wrote to Prime Minister B.J. Vorster, warning that if the government did not abandon apartheid, racial violence would erupt. Six weeks later the Soweto Riots broke out.
Bishop of Lesotho
When Desmond Tutu was nominated to be Bishop of Lesotho, March 1976, the congregation of St. Mary’s were upset and felt that he had used their parish merely as a stepping stone to advance his career.
Black Consciousness Movement of God
In September 1977, at the funeral of Pan African Congress revolutionary, Steve Biko, Tutu stated that the Black Consciousness Movement was being used by God.
Leader of the South African Council of Churches
When Desmond Tutu accepted the leadership of the South African Council of Churches in March 1978, many Anglicans in Lesotho felt angered that he was abandoning them so soon and that they had only been used to advance his career.
Anonymous Foreign Donor
The Tutu’s home in Orlando West was bought for them by an “anonymous foreign donor.” Desmond Tutu stated that he was determined that the South African Council of Churches (SACC) would become the “most visible human rights advocacy group” in the country. His time as head of the SACC was dominated by fundraising for the organisation’s projects.
While he was in charge of the SACC it was revealed that one of its divisional directors had been involved in massive embezzlement of funds. At the 1981 Eloff Commission to investigate the misappropriation of SACC funds, Desmond Tutu used the opportunity to attack the South African government as “evil” and “unchristian.” It was suspected that the SACC was channelling funds to ANC and PAC revolutionaries.
Public Support for the ANC
At a trial of Umkhonto We Sizwe (ANC terrorist wing) members, Desmond Tutu testified that, although he was committed to non-violence, he could understand why the ANC had turned to violence to overthrow apartheid. Desmond Tutu also publicly signed a petition calling for the release of ANC leader Nelson Mandela, who was imprisoned for acts of terrorism. This led to correspondence between Tutu and Mandela.
In 1979 Desmond Tutu told foreign journalists that he supported an international economic boycott of South Africa. In 1980 the South Africa Council of Churches committed itself to supporting civil disobedience. On international speaking tours Desmond Tutu met UN Secretary General Kurt Waldheim, spoke at Westminster Abbey, met Pope John Paul II at the Vatican and was compared with civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. in America. However, Jerry Falwell and Pat Buchanan described him as a “communist sympathiser.”
United Democratic Front
In 1983 Tutu became the Patron of the United Democratic Front (UDF) which was widely recognised to be the internal arm of the ANC. Because of the prevalence of the brutal necklace murder (using an automobile tyre filled with fuel) to burn alive Black Town Councillors and others deemed as ‘sell-outs’), the UDF was referred to as Uniroyal Dunlop and Firestone (popular brands of tyres).
“The Kingdom of God has arrived in Zimbabwe!”
Desmond Tutu publicly praised the Mugabe ZANU regime takeover of Zimbabwe in 1980, declaring that the Kingdom of God had arrived in Zimbabwe! (Ecunews 11/1980).
Stoning more Effective than Sermons?
While stone throwing was injuring and killing people on the roads, Desmond Tutu was quoted in the Daily Telegraph of London, November 1984, as stating; “One young man with a stone in his hands can achieve more than I can with a dozen sermons.”
Blacks are Victims – Whites are Villains
In the Argus, (19.3.84) Desmond Tutu declared: “Thank God I am Black! White people will have a lot to answer for at the last judgement!”
Condemning Ronald Reagan
When US President Ronald Reagan refused to impose economic sanctions on South Africa, Desmond Tutu condemned Ronald Reagan as a “crypto-racist” and Reagan’s government as an “unmitigated disaster.”
Welcoming Soviets as Saviours
During the height of the Cold War, while South African troops were locked in deadly battles with the Soviet Union and its Cuban surrogates in Angola, Desmond Tutu declared in St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, in 1984: “If the Russians were to invade South Africa, most blacks would welcome them as saviours!”
Communist China Provides “a Very Good Model”
He also declared to the Washington Enquirer (29.8.1986): “Communist China will provide a very good model for developing countries.”
On economics, Tutu declared to the Sunday Times (29.12.1985): “I am a socialist. I hate capitalism.” Yet he lived in Houghton and Bishops Court, two of the most exclusive and richest suburbs in the country.
Inside South Africa, April 1988, quoted Desmond Tutu as saying: “I think I would use Marxist insights, ‘from each according to his ability, to each according to his need.’ That, I think, is in line with what our Lord, Himself, would have taught.”
Condemning the West to Hell
When Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher of Great Britain and President Ronald Reagan of the United States refused to disinvest from South Africa, Desmond Tutu was quoted in the Cape Times (23.7.1986): “The West can go to hell!”
“Mandela is My Leader”
The Star (16.8.1985) quoted Desmond Tutu as stating: “Mandela is my leader and I am not going to be dictated to as to who should be my leader.”
“No Room for Peaceful Struggle”
Interestingly, although Desmond Tutu was officially non-violent, Nelson Mandela had been quoted in the Washington Times as declaring: “There is no alternative to take up arms. There is no room for peaceful struggle in South Africa.” Which could be one of the reasons why Desmond Tutu did not have a good relationship with Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi of the Zulus. Prince Buthelezi worked tirelessly, effectively and peacefully for reform within South Africa, yet was condemned by Mandela and Tutu for doing so. Dr. Buthelezi observed that Mandela’s armed struggle delayed the end of apartheid by decades.
The Volkskrant, Holland, 15.11.1984, quoted Tutu as saying: “Imagine what would happen if only 30% of domestic servants in white households would poison their employer’s food?” On WNBC-TV, December 1985, Tutu said: ”Suppose you gave them each a vial of arsenic … they look after the white people’s children …” The Sunday Times, 26.1.1986, quoted Tutu as saying: “Is it not surprising that Black resistance has not blown up a school bus with white children. They are the softest target.”
The Westdene Bus Disaster
When a double-decker bus carrying 72 high school students went off the causeway into a small suburban dam in Westdene, March 1985, 42 children drowned that afternoon. The bus driver, who was described as non-white, William Horne, survived. His passengers had all been white Afrikaans school children. Conspiracy theories and allegations came fast and furiously in the next few weeks. Yet, Desmond Tutu continued to publicly speculate on what harm Black people might do to white children.
Nobel Peace Prize
In 1984, Desmond Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel Prize Selection Committee said that they wanted to recognise a Black South African to make a political statement and thought Desmond Tutu would be a less controversial choice than either Mandela or Mangosuthu Buthelezi.
Bishop of Johannesburg
In 1985 Desmond Tutu was enthroned as Bishop of Johannesburg. In his inaugural sermon he declared that he would call on the international community to introduce economic sanctions against South Africa.
The Country was Burning Because of the UDF
Desmond Tutu declared: “We face a catastrophe in this land, and only the action of the international community by applying pressure can save us. Our land is bleeding and burning and so I call the international community to apply punitive sanctions against this government to help us establish a new South Africa.” What Desmond Tutu left out here is that the country was bleeding and burning as a direct result of the actions by the UDF that he was patron of and because the ANC, whose leader he said was his leader and whose objectives were his own.
The Soviets Supplied the Bombs and Land Mines
It was the very Soviets, who Tutu said he would welcome as saviours if they invaded the country, who were providing the landmines, limpet mines, car bombs and other weapons of terror, which were maiming and killing people in the streets of South Africa. Such as with the Church Street bombing of 1983.
Making South Africa Ungovernable
Not even the ANC’s call to make South Africa “ungovernable” could make Tutu to distance himself from the ANC as “the government-in-waiting.” In 1985 Desmond Tutu proposed a national strike.
Archbishop of Cape Town
As Philip Russel announced his retirement as Archbishop of Cape Town, Desmond Tutu was in Atlanta, Georgia, receiving the Martin Luther King Jr. peace prize. He was informed that he had been nominated as the next Archbishop of Cape Town. The most senior position in the church of the Province of South Africa.
The Archbishop and the Bible
In the run-up to the enthronement ceremony at the Cathedral of St. George in Cape Town, Gospel Defence League printed 10,000 copies of The Archbishop and The Bible, comparing the public statements of Bishop Tutu with the clear teachings of Scripture. These compact booklets with the insignia of the archbishop on the purple cover, were distributed to delegates and guests as they came to the event.
We were handing out these booklets to clergymen arriving in their gowns at Cape Town International airport, and in Wale street outside St. Georges Cathedral, on the morning of 7 September 1986.
There was a huge mob of Tutu supporters in the street and many international media present. Three of our people dressed in black walked slowly and solemnly towards the side of St. Georges Cathedral. There they solemnly laid a wreath against the stone walls of the church and stood back in an attitude of prayer. When questioned as to what did this mean? Why were they doing this? The media were informed: “This is in memory of the Anglican Church.”
“We Will Necklace You!”
There was an explosion of anger and outrage from the mob. One of the thugs screamed at one of our people, Cindy Leontsinus: “We will necklace you!” More threats and curses followed.
As a mob surrounded me I was challenged: “Why are you distributing these anti-Tutu booklets?”
“They are not anti-Tutu, but pro-Christ; we are calling people back to the Bible.”
“What do you see as wrong with Tutu?”
“He is man-centered, not Christ-centered; his solutions are political, not spiritual.”
“Do you disapprove of Tutu’s enthronement as Archbishop?”
“Yes, certainly. I believe a church leader should be a man of prayer, not a man of politics.”
“But Tutu is a man of the people!”
“Maybe so, but he is not a man of God.”
“a man of God must be a man of the people.”
“Rubbish. A man of God must be a man of the Bible, capable of preaching Repentance to sinful, rebellious mankind. We must not be man pleasers, but people who seek to please God.”
“The people have elected Tutu.”
“Quite right, God has not chosen him, but people. And which people? The press has catapulted Tutu into this office, not God, nor the ordinary church members.”
“Why are you here attacking Tutu?”
“I am here standing for Christ, calling the church to return to Biblical standards, to reject worldly standard and return to God.”
“You do not belong here - why have you come?”
“Why have you come – are you an Anglican?” I countered.
“Are you an Anglican?” I asked another.
“Are you a Christian – do you love Jesus?”
“I am against apartheid”, they replied.
“The issue is not apartheid, it’s God and your relationship with Him. Are you born again?”
“I am against apartheid”, came the monotonous parrot cry.
“Fine, we know what you’re against, what are you for?”
At this point the man broke into hate-filled swearing at me.
“So, you see”, I pointed out, “this is the kind of supporters Tutu has.”
More of the mob broke out in curses and threats toward me.
“I do not see the love of Christ in your eyes. I do not see Christian love in your faces, only bitterness and hate. Repent of your evil, repent of your hatred. Turn from your sins and turn to Christ.” I challenged them.
There was a shocked silence and then more hate-filled threats, curses and accusations.
While the Media was Distracted
While this conversation was going on, I could see that Bishop Tutu had come outside through a side door and was standing at the top of the stairs in front of the closed main double-doors. He was dressed in his full Bishop’s regalia with a large crooked stick in his hands. He was at the point in the programme where he was to bang on the doors with his crooked stick in preparation for the doors to be flung wide and for him to enter in grand procession. But none of the media were on the stairs and he was plainly agitated, trying to call them to record this historic event.
“You Have Chosen Barabbas!”
Finally, the journalists realised that they were missing out on Tutu’s grand entrance. They positioned themselves in a semi-circle around Desmond Tutu to record his dramatic entry into the Cathedral. There was a moment of silence, as Tutu had his arm raised with his crooked shepherd staff about to strike the doors. One of our mission workers, John, shouted out for all to hear: “You have chosen Barabbas!” Desmond Tutu looked over his shoulder, as did the journalists, to see who had shouted that. They got the message. As The Sowetan and The Star reported the next day, “a small group of vigorous protestors from Christian Action nearly overshadowed the main event.”
Political Eucharist Show
After the ceremony at St. Georges Cathedral, Tutu held an open-air Eucharist for thousands of people in the Cape showgrounds in Goodwood (where the Grand West casino stands today). He invited Allan Boesak and Albertina Sisulu to give political speeches.
We were standing at the entrance, handing out our booklets to people streaming in. “Enjoy the show,” I said. People received The Archbishop and The Bible booklets enthusiastically, probably assuming they were official programmes. Many evangelistic discussions and opportunities for counselling and prayer resulted from these street outreaches.
“If Jesus Came to South Africa …”
On Friday 13th February, 1987, Archbishop Tutu declared before a crowd of 4,000 at a graduation ceremony of the University of the Western Cape: “If Jesus Christ came to South Africa today, He would be in trouble with the authorities because of his solidarity with the poor, the oppressed and the hungry. And He would certainly be detained!” (Cape Times, 14.2.1987).
Would He Be Detained? … Or Necklaced?
At the time I responded by publishing a leaflet entitled: “If Jesus came to South Africa, would He be detained? Or Necklaced?” In this leaflet I wrote: “Sensational and irresponsible declarations like these are hardly unique in this time of fanatical hysteria and radical propaganda. Nor is it that unusual that a leader of a church hierarchy could espouse emotive and manipulative political nonsense. What is amazing is that 4,000 people could listen to such unsubstantiated fiction without at least some real Christians standing up to challenge this political priest.
“If Jesus came to South Africa today … would He be detained? … Or is it not more likely that He would be burnt to death, necklaced, by the same kind of mobs which screamed: “Crucify Him! Crucify Him!” Luke 23:20
Religious Leaders Conspired to Have Christ Crucified
“Or has Archbishop Tutu so neglected to study the Scriptures that he has forgotten who contrived to arrest and crucify Jesus? Does Tutu not recall that it was the religious leaders; the scribes and Sadducees, Pharisees and chief priests – the theologians, the bishops, priests and archbishops of that time who ruthlessly plotted the murder of God’s Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. And the reason was not so much political, but religious. It was because the religious leaders would not believe that Jesus was who the Old Testaments prophecies said He was. Of course, many of our religious leaders today – theological professors, bishops and ministers, are also guilty of this sin of unbelief and reject the Deity of Christ and the Inerrancy of Scripture.
The Political Leader Found no Reason to Condemn Jesus
“The Bible clearly teaches that the Roman governor, Pilate, tried to find a way to set Jesus free - John 19:13; That this political leader declared: ‘I find no reason to condemn Him’ - John 19:65; ‘I cannot find any reason to condemn Him’ - John 19:4; ‘I find no reason to condemn this Man’ – Luke 23:4.”
The Mob Chose Barabbas
It was the hypocritical religious leaders and the easily manipulated mobs of people in the street who demanded the death of Jesus and the release of Barabbas. “And there was one named Barabbas, who was chained with his fellow rebels; they had committed murder in the rebellion … but the chief priests stirred up the crowd, so that he should rather release Barabbas to them.” Mark 15:7,11.
The Religious Leaders Incited the Mob to Demand the Crucifixion of Christ
“How like the archbishops of our day that the chief priests were more concerned about the release of a prisoner, a rebel and a murderer, than with the Son of God. Pilate, therefore, wishing to release Jesus, again called out to them. But they shouted, saying, Crucify Him, Crucify Him!” Luke 23:20-21
They Leave Ruin and Destruction Behind Them
How like the mobs of our day that they allowed themselves to be manipulated by ruthless and evil men to cause the death of the innocent. How like the illogical slogan chanting cliché-shouting fanatics of our day shouting: “Their throat is an open tomb; with their tongues they have practised deceit; the poison of asps are 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
How tragic that slogans, cliches and paradigms should replace the study of the Scriptures and logical discussion. “So Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they requested. And they released to them the one they requested, who for rebellion and murder had been thrown into prison; but he delivered Jesus to their will.” Luke 23:24-25
How horrifying that political leaders like Pilate “wanted to please the crowd” - Mark 15:15. That a leader should be so led! That leaders could pay more attention to what is popular than to what is right. That a leader could listen more to the hysterical screaming of a mob than to the gentle, still, small voice of his conscience. “He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the just, both of them alike are an abomination to the Lord.” Proverbs 17:15
Condemning the National Government and Condoning the ANC’s Objectives
Desmond Tutu condemned the South African government as “evil … immoral … unchristian!” In 1988 Tutu declared that, while he did not support the use of violence, he did support the ANC’s objective of a non-racial, democratic South Africa.
Celibacy is “Impractical”
He also criticised the Anglican churches insistence that gay priests remain celibate, describing it as “impractical.”
The National Council of Churches in Rustenburg
In 1990, I was invited to be a delegate at the National Council of Churches in Rustenburg. Desmond Tutu was chairing this event. Although their press statement claimed that the NCC included 360 delegates from 200 denominations, the venue was advertised to have a capacity of 160 and I had the official Media List which had less than 160 people listed as attending from 39 different organisations, churches and universities. It was disturbing that the National Council of Churches could not even be honest about how many people were delegates and how many denominations were represented.
Towards a United Christian Witness in a Changing South Africa
The NCC gathered in Rustenburg, under the banner: Towards a United Christian Witness in a Changing South Africa. We were informed that the Declaration that would come out of the NCC would be a synthesis of all the input from the different discussion groups. As I was the appointed scribe in our discussion group, I can testify that none of the recommendations of our group found its way into the final Declaration, which they declared had been “adopted unanimously” at Rustenburg! That was not possible because I was a vocal opponent of it and there was never an opportunity to vote anyway.
Hostility to Pro-Life Convictions
However, I must say that Desmond Tutu did actually speak up for me at the conference. My first contribution to a plenary session was reporting back on the recommendations of our discussion group. As I began: “We uphold the right to life of preborn babies …” there was an explosion of anger. Shouts and curses were directed at me, some by people wearing priestly and bishop garb!
Anger at Raising Moral Concerns
There was more anger when I read out: “we oppose the exploitative pornography industry. Families must be protected from pornography and perversion.” More shouts of hostility and anger was expressed at me.
Outrage that Concerns of Blasphemy and Pornography were Raised
When I spoke against blasphemy and pornography, one of the delegates, Hugh Wetmore, of the Evangelical Fellowship of South Africa, stood up and actually declared that if we want freedom for the Bible and Christianity, we must allow equal freedom for pornography!
Opposition to Bible Based Moral Education Controlled by Parents
Then I spoke of the need for parental control of education, of the teachers and textbooks. Politicians should not be allowed to interfere in the moulding of the minds of future voters. When I said that education should be Bible based, moral and character building, the same evangelical leader, Hugh Wetmore, declared that “out of love for our neighbour”, we need to allow equal access for Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism in the schools. This seemed quite inconsistent as exposing our children to false religion and deception hardly seems loving. All this was said amongst heckling, interruptions and insults.
When Tutu Spoke Up for Me
The amount of hostility and interruptions directed against me led Bishop Tutu, as chairman, to have to remind the conference that I was a delegate and had a right to be heard.
The Declaration that was finally issued from the NCC at Rustenburg basically parroted the mainstream media narrative and rubber stamped the ANC agenda. This led to much controversy in the media as I published press statements and letters to the editor countering the disinformation and dishonest statistics put out by the NCC, pointing out that it was by no means “unanimous.” There had never even been an opportunity to vote on the Declaration. I was told that it was “Peter Hammond Contra Mundrum.” The whole world wanted an ANC-led South Africa and I was interfering!
The St. James Massacre
When, on 25 July 1993, APLA terrorists of the Pan African Congress (PAC) attacked the congregation of St. James Church of England, in Kenilworth, one of our mission workers, Charl van Wyk, shot back, wounding the terrorist who was machine-gunning the congregation. As the terrorists fled, Charl pursued the terrorists into the parking lot and fired at their getaway car.
Condemning the One who Shot Back
Although Police Commissioner N.H. Acker gave a Commendation to Charl van Wyk for his quick and courageous action which “prevented further loss of life,” Bishop Tutu chose to condemn the congregant who shot back! The Cape Times and Argus quoted Bishop Tutu saying that it is “just not on” for worshippers to come to church armed!
Deception for a Media Photo Op
Immediately after the St. James massacre, when the church sanctuary was sealed for investigation as a crime scene, Archbishop Tutu, with a media entourage, gained access to the site of the massacre by claiming to the policeman on duty that he was the head of the denomination! Most people were not aware that the Church of England in South Africa (CESA) is an entirely different denomination from Tutu’s Church of the Province in South Africa (Anglican denomination). As pictures of Desmond Tutu inside the bullet and shrapnel scarred sanctuary were published worldwide, the impression was gained that it was one of his churches that had been attacked. I received calls from people overseas asking how it was that “white supremacists” had butchered poor innocent Black people from Desmond Tutu’s denomination while worshipping in church! The Pan African Congress affiliation of the terrorist assailants was left out of most media reports. Also that most of the victims were whites in this multi-racial congregation. These facts were conveniently left out so as not to interfere with the narrative of Black victims and White villains. It did seem that Tutu exploited this tragedy for his image and narrative overseas.
Promoting the Gay Agenda
Desmond Tutu criticised the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, at the 1998 Lambeth Conference of Bishops, for being “too accommodating to conservatives” who wanted to eject US and Canadian Anglicans from the Anglican communion after they had taken an LGBTQ stance on ordaining openly gay priests and bishops and promoting same-sex marriages.
“Blair and Bush Should be Tried for War Crimes”
In 2012, Tutu called for US President, George W Bush and British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, to be tried by the International Criminal Court for war crimes in the Iraq war.
Mandela gave Tutu South Africa’s Highest Award
In June 1996, Nelson Mandela presented Desmond Tutu South Africa’s highest honour: The Award for Meritorious Service.
“The Truth and Reconciliation Commission”
From 1996 to 1998 Desmond Tutu was chairman of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission. Many saw this as a propaganda stunt, much like Stalin and Mao’s show trials to discredit the previous authorities. However, many in the ANC were horrified when revelations of ANC torture, attacks on civilians and other human rights abuses were also heard.
The ANC authorities sought to suppress those parts of the TRC report. Tutu was infuriated at this attempt at “government interference” and warned of the ANC’ abuse of power, stating that “yesterday’s oppressed could easily become today’s oppressors. We have seen it happen all over the world and we shouldn’t be surprised to see if it happens here.”
“Mbeki’s Demands for Sycophantic, Obsequious Conformity”
When Thabo Mbeki became president of South Africa in 1999, Desmond Tutu was concerned and publicly charged that the ANC under Mbeki’s leadership was demanding: “sycophantic, obsequious conformity.” Mbeki accused Tutu of “criminalising” the ANC’s military struggle and its Umkhonto We Sizwe (MK Operative).
Desmond Tutu criticised President Jacob Zuma’s “moral failings” of rape and corruption, and the ANC’s policy of “quiet diplomacy” towards Mugabe’s government, which he no longer regarded as “the Kingdom of God having arrived in Zimbabwe”. In fact, Desmond Tutu described Mugabe as “having gone bonkers in a big way.” In 2008, Tutu called for a UN peace-keeping force to be sent to Zimbabwe.
Speaking Up for Muslims Suffering in Dafur
Although he ignored the genocide of Christians in South Sudan and the Nuba Mountains, Desmond Tutu spoke out on behalf of Muslims who were suffering in the Western Province of Dafur in Sudan.
“Worse than Apartheid”
When Desmond Tutu invited the exiled leader of Tibet, the Dalai Lama to attend his 80th birthday, the ANC government prohibited his entry, so as not to offend Red China, who had invaded and occupied Tibet. Desmond Tutu declared that South Africa, under the ANC, was “worse than apartheid.” In 2013, Desmond Tutu declared that he would no longer vote for the ANC.
It is notable that, in later life, Desmond Tutu came to be critical of the ANC. Doubtless he was much disillusioned by how the promised paradise had turned out to be something of a hell hole. The fact that he was snubbed by the ANC when it came to Nelson Mandela’s funeral must also have hurt.
A Hero to the World
It is completely understandable that secular humanists, liberation theologians and Marxists, globalists and those who support the New World Order are praising Desmond Tutu as a hero, freedom fighter, saint and global icon. It is understandable that many in the mainstream media support a political priest who supported so much of their agenda, including abortion, euthanasia, the LGBTQ agenda, socialism and globalism.
Do Not be Conformed to the World
However, it is disturbing that so many evangelicals Christians, Bible-believing people are joining the world in parroting many of these extravagant and, in many cases, undeserved praises.
Did Tutu Repent and Turn to Christ?
There is no indication that Desmond Tutu ever repented of his rejection of the Virgin birth and rejection of the inerrancy of Scripture.
Inoculating People Against Christianity
Many people were put off and repelled from the church by Desmond Tutu’s radical political pronouncements. A common refrain that I heard repeatedly: “I used to be an Anglican until I put Tu and Tu together!” Man-centered churches and political priests repel many away, or distract many, from our highest priority.
The Need for Discernment
Therefore, it is important to state that Desmond Tutu did not represent the true Church of Jesus Christ. His teachings were not an accurate reflection of the Bible. He did not faithfully proclaim the Gospel of Christ. We need to recognise that people fail. We are not calling anyone to the church or churchianity. You can find any number of failings and shocking scandals in people and political figures. But nobody can possibly point to any failings in our Lord Jesus Christ. It is He, The Way, The Truth and The Life that we must proclaim and focus on. “For a bishop must be blameless, as a steward of God, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but hospitable, a lover of what is good, sober minded, just, holy, self-controlled, holding fast the faithful Word as he has been taught, by sound doctrine, both to exhort and convict those who contradict.” Titus 1:7-9
Seek First the Kingdom of God
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. Our highest priority is the fulfilment of the Great Commission of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. We must love God with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength. We need to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. We must make disciples of all nations and teach obedience to all things He has commanded.
Reject the False Gospel of Liberation Theology
Liberation theology is a totally unacceptable distortion of the Scriptures. Their gospel is Marxism, their kingdom is communism. Their freedom ends up in oppression, their evangelism is subversion and their missionaries are, in many cases, rioters and terrorists. This is neither a theology, nor a liberation.
“I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him, who called you in the grace of Christ to a different gospel … but even if we, or angel from Heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.” Galatians 1:6-9
Dr. Peter Hammond
Gospel Defence League
P.O. Box 36129, Glosderry 7720
Cape Town, South Africa
Tel: (021) 689-4480
See also: Liberation Theology
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Parliament on Fire
Early on Sunday morning, 2nd January, Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services received a call that smoke was seen coming out of the Parliamentary buildings. Fire fighters began arriving on the scene within six minutes of the report and before any fire alarm had been made from Parliament itself! Cape Town Fire & Rescue Services soon had five fire engines and 36 fire fighters on the scene. This later swelled to 70 fire fighters as the blaze continued to spread out of control.
Initial Damage Assessment
City of Cape Town member for Safety & Security, J.P. Smith, said that the fire seemed to have started in the office complex on the 3rd and top floor (the offices for ANC MP’s) and gradually spread to the gymnasium. The roof of the old Assembly building had completely collapsed, the main Assembly chamber was gutted and there were cracks showing in the walls.
Fire fighters fought the blaze throughout Sunday before bringing it under control, but the roof burst into flames again on Monday afternoon. Many offices were severely gutted by the fire. Great damage was caused to the new Assembly wing which includes the National Assembly Chamber.
Suspected Arsonist Arrested
Police reported that a 49-year-old (some reports said 51 years old) suspect had been taken into custody. It was reported that a man linked to the fire that gutted parts of Parliament is due to appear in the Cape Town Magistrates Court on Tuesday. The suspect faces charges of housebreaking, theft and arson and will also be charged under the National Key Points Act.
Sprinkler System Disabled
Minister of Public Works, Patricia de Lille, confirmed that the sprinkler system at Parliament had failed to operate, because the valves had been closed. The minister could not offer an explanation as to who had been responsible for this.
The Mayor of Cape Town, Geordin Hill-Lewis, reported that while the Parliamentary Library had some smoke damage, the fire had not reached the Library and it was safe. The mayor described the destruction of so much history as a “national tragedy.”
The Absence of Security Personnel
It appears that the fire had been raging for some time before being reported. Reportedly, there were no security personnel in the building at the time, as Parliament was not willing to pay workers overtime during the New Year holiday weekend.
An “Opportunity to Relocate Parliament”
The fire was still blazing when Deputy-President of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), Floyd Shivambu announced that this burning of Parliament is an opportunity for the relocation of Parliament to Gauteng.
Centralisation in Gauteng
Shivambu demanded that the “illogical” Cape Town location should be reconsidered. Rather than repairing the buildings, it would be better to move Parliament to Tshwane in Gauteng, “a central and easily accessible area where the administrative capital is.” “Keeping Parliament in Cape Town is plainly illogical! The pillar is One Capital City!”
The Reason Why South Africa has Three Capitals
At the Union of South Africa in 1910 it was determined that, in keeping with Reformation principles of Decentralisation, the three branches of government would be geographically separated. The Legislative capital would be Cape Town, the site of parliament. The Judicial capital would be Bloemfontein with the Supreme Court. The Executive capital would be Pretoria with Union Buildings.
EFF: “A Beautiful Fire!”
EFF member of Parliament, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi described the fire as “beautiful.” On social media he exclaimed: “whatever the cause! Whatever the intentions, IT IS A BEAUTIFUL FIRE!”
”A Valuable Opportunity”
Ndlozi declared that the fire offered South Africa “a valuable opportunity” for a “fresh start” to move Parliament to Tshwane. “A fire that allows us to start from scratch! A clean slate. Don’t renovate! Turn it into a museum as we accept a gift of such a beautiful fire! A clean slate to start afresh; IN TSHWANE!”
“A National Disgrace”
DA member of Parliament, Dean MacPherson, responded: “Anyone who celebrates the burning down of Parliament doesn’t deserve to be an MP. They are a national disgrace.”
“An Opportunity to Permanently Relocate Parliament to Gauteng”
An official statement from the EFF declared: “If there is any appetite to curb wasteful government expenditure and to cut all ties related to the colonial framework established by those who conquered this nation, this fire must serve as an opportunity to permanently relocate Parliament to Gauteng. This will allow government work to be synchronised … the EFF has long called for Parliament to be relocated to a central location for political and cost-related reasons.”
Suspicious Timing of Arson at Parliament
The African Transformation Movement (ATM) called for a multi-party committee to investigate the “suspicious burning” of Parliament after the devastation of this historic site on Sunday. The ATM declared that everything isn’t as it seems. “The ATM has noted the burning of Parliament with great suspicion. We trust that this is not another calculated shenanigan to issue unnecessary so-called emergency tenders for refurbishments, private housing of the opening of Parliament, or an attempt to scupper the inevitable secret ballot for No Confidence motion in Ramaphosa.”
A Convenient Disaster to Derail Corruption Investigations
The ATM noted that, with infections declining and Parliament planning to resume as normal, only hours away from viewing the State-Capture Inquiry Report, this fire is suspiciously convenient for the ANC government which would prefer their failures and corruption not to be subjected to debate in Parliament.
A New Excuse to Sideline Parliament and Accountability
“With hospitalisations on the decline and the relaxation of the lockdown regulations, it is becoming clear that the normal operations of Parliament who were about to resume where Ramaphosa and his executive would be held accountable for mis-governing the country. Furthermore, it is suspicious that this happens on the eve of Parliament receiving the State Capture Report where Ramaphosa, the ANC and members of Parliament are implicated. A multi-party team should be appointed as a matter of urgency to get to the bottom of this strange and suspicious first-time occurrence. The ATM has no confidence in our Intelligence Services and thus this matter cannot be left solely in their hands.”
The Missing Parliamentary Protection Service
National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU) Parliament branch chairperson, Sthembiso Tembu, said: “Parliament can’t rely on the police alone. They are outside. We are supposed to have the PPS (Parliamentary Protection Service) inside 24 hours … the PPS were not there because they (management) said they cannot pay overtime.” Had they (PPS) been there, they would have been able to intervene and minimise the damage.”
Dysfunctional Administration at Parliament
The Union said that it had already contacted administration over health and safety concerns last year. Recommendations of a 2018 report had not yet been put into place.
Violations of Health and Safety Procedures
DA Member of Parliament, Samantha Graham, also raised concerns about health and safety compliance issues across the parliamentary precinct in a 2020 independent BDO assessment. “I understand that the report details over 30 violations of concern. To date, the September 2020 report has not been publicly released.” Public Works and Infrastructure Minister, Patricia de Lille said: “The report is being processed.”
Comparing This Fire with the Incident 10 Months Ago
This fire began on the 3rd (top) floor where ANC MP’s have offices. Ten months ago, in mid-March 2021, a fire broke out in a committee venue in the Old Assembly wing of Parliament, but was confined to the room as the sprinkler system was activated. An official fire investigation determined that it had been an electrical fault.
Crime at Parliament
Over the last 22 months of lockdown, Parliament has not operated at full capacity. Copper pipes have been stolen, drug dealing has been reported, break-ins and vandalism has been reported, such as with the trashing of the office of the opposition DA Chief Whip, Natasha Mazzoni.
Since 30 July 2015 the PPS has not had a permanent head. The incumbent leader and deputy were suspended over allegations of corruption and security breaches and one contract ran out while on suspension.
Devastating Security Failure Just when State Capture Enquiry is to be Debated
ActionSA Western Cape Provincial chairperson, Vytjie Mentor, condemned the fire as “a severe security failure … ActionSA is appalled by the act of arson that has devasted a country’s parliament, along with what must be regarded to be a severe security failure. With confirmation of the arrest of a suspect, it is clear that this was no accident and it becomes difficult to view the tragedy in isolation with the tabling of the State Capture Commission of Enquiry next week, or the unrest witnessed in July last year.”
Treason Against the People of South Africa
“In addition to this act of criminality, serious questions have to be asked about security and fire systems in our Parliament. South Africa’s Parliament is a vital symbol in our Constitutional democracy. It was intended to be a sacred place where law makers represent the will of the South African people and hold the President and his cabinet to account. This act of arson which has wreaked havoc in this national key point cannot be reduced to another fire, but an act committed against the South African people. Action SA’s primary focus will be to ensure that law enforcement agencies conduct their investigations rapidly and without political interference, especially if this is found to be another consequence of the ANC factional fights.” It was speculated that the fire starting in the ANC MP’s offices on the third floor was probably convenient for those who are facing investigation for corruption with many records being destroyed.
The Oldest Parliament in the Southern Hemisphere
Queen Victoria granted permission for the establishment of Parliament in the Cape Colony in 1853. The first sittings were held in the Governor’s residence, Tuynhuys. The Upper House was housed in the old Supreme Court buildings. Construction on the Parliament building in Cape Town began 12 May 1875 with then governor of the Cape, Henry Barkley laying the cornerstone. The first architect was Charles Freeman. The presence of ground water and other complications led to Freeman being replaced as architect by Henry Greaves in 1876. The stately building was finally opened in 1884.
In the 1920’s, Parliament commissioned Sir Herbert Baker to build an extension, including a new chamber for the House of Assembly. The old Assembly chamber became the Parliamentary dining room. Further extensions were added in the 1980’s when the 1910 Constitution was replaced with the 1983 Tricameral Constitution. The original Parliamentary building was designed in a Neo-Classical style incorporating features of Cape-Dutch architecture.
The ANC’s Intention to Relocate Parliament
In 1996 when I was summoned to meet President Nelson Mandela, the subject came up over the ANC’s intention to relocate Parliament to Midrand, in Gauteng. I questioned how such an extraordinarily huge expense could be justified in the light of his promises of housing for all? Even in the 1990’s the money needed to build an equivalent structure would cost Billions of Rands. The National Archives alone required a colossal amount of floor space.
The Freemason Connection
Carl Niehaus, the apostate drop-out theological student who was Mandela’s “theological advisor” said that the present parliamentary buildings could be sold to help finance this. To this I responded that actually they could not. As much of Parliament sits on ground which was owned by the South African Freemasons, the arrangement had been that the Cape government purchased the land for £1 on condition that if Parliament was ever to be moved, the land and all buildings on it would be sold back to the Freemasons for the same price, i.e., £1. While Carl Niehaus was plainly shocked to hear this, Nelson Mandela remained impassive and plainly was well aware of this provision. Nelson Mandela was himself a senior Freemason.
The Plot to Destroy the Houses of Parliament
On the 5th November 1605, the gunpowder plot to destroy the Palace of Westminster, which includes the House of Parliament and the House of Lords, in London, was thwarted with the arrest of Guy Fawkes and his associates. To this day the 5th November is marked with bonfires and the familiar “Remember, remember, the 5th of November, gunpowder treason and plot.” The attack on the parliament of a people is treason of the highest order.
“If a fire breaks out and spreads … he who started the fire shall surely make restitution.” Exodus 22:6
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State of Emergency Declared
After a couple of years of encouraging moves towards freedom in Sudan, on Monday 25th October, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan announced the dissolution of the transitional government and a return to military rule under a “state of emergency.”
A Violent End to the Transitional Government
Phone lines were cut. Sudan’s internet services were interfered with. There were widespread arrests. Protestors who came out onto the streets were dispersed with gun fire. The main roads and bridges into Khartoum were shut. Soldiers stormed the headquarters of Sudan’s state broadcaster in the capital’s’ twin city of Omdurman. Soldiers reportedly fired live rounds at protestors in the streets. The Transitional Sovereign Council and cabinet have been dissolved by General al-Burhan. Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok was apparently detained on Sunday night and moved to an undisclosed location after refusing to issue a statement supporting al-Burhan’s “state of emergency.” Following international condemnation of the coup, the Prime Minister, Abdala Hamdok and his wife were, apparently, returned to their home where they reportedly remain under house arrest.
The Rocky Road to Democracy in Sudan
The background to these dramatic developments includes the successful secession of South Sudan from Sudan on 9 July 2011 and the overthrow of dictator Omar al-Bashir on 11 April 2019. Al-Bashir was placed on trial for corruption and genocide. A Transitional Military Council (TMC) was established. Massive protests resulted in a massacre on 3 June 2019 of around 100 people and a “march of the millions” on 30 June, which brought much of Khartoum to a standstill. Weeks of negotiations resulted in a power sharing agreement which sought to lead to eventual civilian rule. An 11-member Sovereign Council was established in which 5 civilian and 5 military members would work together with a civilian chairman elected by consensus and led by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan. At least 246 people died in this Revolution in Khartoum.
Sabotage and Subversion
Opponents to the transitional government blocked the Red Sea ports to bring about shortage of fuel, wheat and essential medicines, to sabotage the attempted move towards freedom of speech, freedom of movement, freedom of conscience and abolishing Shari’a law, flogging, amputations and executions for, amongst other things “Apostasy.” Speculation within Sudan is that the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia have, with the Muslim Brotherhood, worked to undermine the transition to civilian rule in Sudan.
God’s Law or Chaos
Friends in Sudan have requested urgent prayer as their country is on the brink of chaos and civil war. “Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; but happy is he who keeps the Law.” Proverbs 29:18
By God’s grace, Frontline Fellowship used the window of opportunity provided by the ceasefire and unprecedented peace in Sudan to deliver and distribute hundreds of thousands of Bibles and New Testaments, along with tens of thousands of Christian school textbooks. This, along with leadership training programmes, laid solid foundations for the future.
Pray for Sudan
Pray for the many Christians caught up in this unstable situation in Sudan; that they would be steadfast and courageous during this time of uncertainty. Pray that what man means for evil, God will use for good (Genesis 50:20). “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28
An Island of Christianity in a Sea of Islam
Pray for the many Christians in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan who have enjoyed an unparalleled time of peace during which many schools have been built and churches rebuilt. Unless the Islamists and Jihadists are frustrated in their attempts to return Sudan to Shari’a law, the Nuba Mountains could well experience a resurgence of hostile attacks. Visit www.FrontlineMissionSA.org for more articles, videos and radio interviews on the colossal conflict and clash of civilisations in Sudan.
Mobilise Prayer for the Persecuted
Please mobilise your congregation and prayer group to lift up our brothers and sisters in Christ who are in danger in Sudan. Visit www.idop-Africa.org for resources to mobilise prayer and action on behalf of the suffering for Christ. You can view our Missions to the Nuba Mountains of Sudan video here. Click here for a 3-minute video: Remember the Persecuted, which you can share and show your friends, family, school and church as we approach the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted. “And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honoured, all the members rejoice with it. Now you are the body of Christ and members individually.” 1 Corinthians 12:26-27
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Abandoned to the Taliban
Afghanistan is only the latest in a long line of American Allies betrayed. As recently as the 8th of July, U.S. President Biden was adamant that the Taliban would not be able to overrun Afghanistan because Kabul had a well-funded and well-trained military. “The Afghan troops of 300,000 are well equipped - as well equipped as any army in the world – And an Air Force -against something like 75,000 Taliban. It is not inevitable… I trust the capacity to the Afghan military, who is better trained, better equipped and more competent in terms of conducting war." It only took the Taliban five weeks to prove Biden wrong and to expose the hypocrisy of America's 20 years of "constructive engagement" in Afghanistan.
From Fighting Terrorism to Promoting Perversion
What began as a war against terrorism, targeting Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan changed into “nation building” - promoting radical feminism, LGBTQ gay agenda and flying the rainbow flag from the US embassy in Kabul. Many Afghans who had welcomed the Americans as liberators in 2001 grew to resent the promotion of immorality and perversion.
Counting the Cost
How many Billions of dollars did the U.S. pour into Afghanistan? How many American soldiers and other Allied forces, were injured, crippled, or died, in that two-decade war? “For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them…and they shall not escape.” I Thessalonians 5:3
Slandering Their Allies
Considering that the Afghan National Army (ANA) lost over 66,000 men in combat fighting against the Taliban, it is neither honest nor fair to claim that they were not willing to fight to defend their own country! With the US closing their Bagram air base and withdrawing their logistical support, the supply chain, communications and air support essential for the Afghan National Army was terminated and collapse became inevitable. The US left behind vast quantities of high-tech weapons which have now fallen into the hands of the Taliban.
Reliability, Dependability and Credibility at Stake
America’s credibility as a reliable ally has suffered yet another devastating blow. Who can trust a government that has such a long trail of treachery, betraying not only their allies, but their own citizens and troops into the hands of some of the most merciless Marxists and, in this case, Jihadists? “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
A Trail of Betrayal
Veteran Angolan Freedom Fighter, Jonas Savimbi, the leader of UNITA, observed: “It is better to be America’s enemy than America’s friend. If you are her enemy, you will probably be bought. If you are America’s friend you will certainly be sold.” I was a guest at Jonas Savimbi’s UNITA headquarters in Jamba in Free Angola. It was 1986. Jonas Savimbi was by no means anti-American. In fact, he loved American history and regularly would be quoting from George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. He looked up to America as a city on a hill, an example of Faith and freedom that he hoped to emulate in Angola. However, he was referring to the US State Department and its trail of betrayal.
Jonas Savimbi leaned across the breakfast table and asked: “Do you know why there hasn’t been a revolution in America for over 200 years?” His guests were at loss to know how to answer the question. The UNITA leader answered his own question: “The is no America embassy in America!” Everyone laughed and some squirmed in their seats.
Coup D’état in Iran for Oil
The involvement of American embassies in inciting, fostering and even organising coup d’états and revolutions around the world are well documented. Examples include the CIA Operation AJAX which orchestrated the 1953 coup d’etat overthrowing the democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh in Iran. Oil companies were heavily involved in financing this street protests and buying of key leaders in Iran.
Coup in Guatemala for Multinational Company
In 1954, the CIA overthrew the President of Guatemala Jacobo Arbenz to establish a dictatorship which favoured the American multinational: American United Fruit Company.
Coup in Dominican Republic
The coup d’etat in the Dominican Republic in 1962 was also organised by the CIA. (This was confirmed by the Church Commission in 1975.)
Assassination and Coup in South Vietnam
The 1963 assassination of South Vietnamese leader Ngodinh Dien was orchestrated by South Vietnamese generals who requested CIA’s support to bring about the coup d’etat.
Coup in Brazil
The 1964 coup d’etat in Brazil, including the street protests which ousted President Joao Goulard and replaced him with Brazilian Chief of Staff Humberto Castello Branco, whose forces were supplied with non-American weapons. National Security archives declassified documents confirm that President Lyndon Johnson planned this Brazilian coup with his advisors. The dictatorship managed to survive in Brazil until 1985.
These and many other regime changes are documented in John Jacob Nuttar’s book The CIA’s Black Ops: Covert Action, Foreign Policy and Democracy published in 2000.
Subversion in South Africa
In 1977, South African journalist Aida Parker documented, in the Citizen newspaper, that the American Embassy Reading Room in Soweto was deliberately subversive, stocking books, pamphlets, magazines and films of Vladimir Lenin, Mao Tse Tung, Karl Marx, Che Guevare, Fidel Castro and other Marxist revolutionaries.
I met Captain Eugene (Red) McDaniel of the US Navy and read his book Scars and Stripes – The True Story of One Man’s Courage Facing Death as a POW in Vietnam. After surviving six years of torture in captivity in Hanoi, Vietnam, he became involved the Vietnam war POW/MIA campaign to account for the thousands of Missing In Action Americans abandoned by their government. As Founder and President of the American Defence Institute (ADI) he sought to document the trail of betrayal of American Prisoners Of War or Missing In Action’s abandoned, not just in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, but in North Korea and China after the Korean War and in the Soviet Union after both the First and Second World Wars. He also introduced me to the book Kiss the Boys Goodbye – How the United States Betrayed Its Own POWs.
Deliberate Policy to List Living POWs as Dead
Lt. Col. Philip Corso, who had once served on National Security Council staff under President Dwight Eisenhower, testified to the Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA affairs, in 1992, that it was “a deliberate policy” to list as dead many of those American GIs who were known to be captured alive by the North Koreans during the Korean Conflict. Altogether some 8,177 US servicemen were unaccounted for from the Korean War. In 1955 President Eisenhower decided that the unaccounted-for POWs be declared dead. Col. Corso also testified that there were journalists who accepted money from the CIA to report the party line and ignore the reports on American POWs shipped to the Soviet Union. “The fate of our prisoners fell through the cracks. It wasn’t an accident. It was policy.”
Americans Imprisoned in the Soviet Union
Col. Corso also testified that train loads of American prisoners were shipped to the Soviet Union. “None of those boys ever came back!”
A Pattern of Denial and Deceit
Senator Robert Smith (R-NH) concluded: “A large number of American servicemen at the end of the war…left behind were sent to communist China and to the Soviet Union. Internal documents and statements made at the time also show that our government believed that these men were still alive in captivity and until only a few months ago had kept that reality from the American people. It covered up what it knew through a pattern of denial, misleading statements and, in some cases, lies and by doing so with regard to the Korean conflict, it broke its commitment with the people who put on their uniform to fight for the freedoms and protection that we and our allies enjoy today.”
Declassified Soviet Documents Confirm US POWs Incarcerated and Executed in Russia
General Dmitri Volkogomov of the Soviet Red Army testified before the US Senate Select Committee in 1992 that American soldiers who had been POWs of Germany and found themselves on the territory of the USSR at the end of World War 2 were employed in Stalin’s GULAG labour camps and, on many cases, were summarily executed by the NKVD.
American POWs from Korea and Vietnam Sent to the USSR
They had also uncovered files of the interrogation of 49 American pilots who had been captured in North Korea and were held prisoner with 3,000 others near the Russian border. Also, US defectors from the Vietnam War were relocated for propaganda activity, with the agreement of the Peoples Republics of China and Vietnam.
Imprisoned and Executed by Their Allies
Many of the 22,000 American prisoners of war in camps “liberated” by the Soviets during World War 2 were made slaves in Soviet GULAG labour camps. He knew of 119 Americans who were believed to be either spies or collaborationists who were executed. At least six American prisoners from the Korean War were held at special camps in the Soviet Union where they were interrogated and held for eight years and then shot.
Many Records Missing of American POW’s and Executions in USSR
General Volkogomov said that his own father had been liquidated under Stalin and that he has still not found any record of the circumstances. He could not rule out the possibility that there had been even more mass transits of American Korean War and Vietnamese War servicemen to the USSR, but most of those records are still to be located.
American Civilian Enslaved in Stalin’s GULAG
John Noble wrote the book I Found God in Soviet Russia printed in 1959 and I was a Slave in Russia printed in 1961. American born US citizen John Noble was working in a camera factory in Dresden, 1945. He survived the 14 and 15 February 1945 fire-bombing by the RAF and USAAF and then, together with his father, was arrested by the Soviet Red Army occupation forces and incarcerated at the NKDV special camp number 2 located on the former Buchenwald concentration campsite. The Soviet COMESA appropriated the Noble family’s PRACTICA camera factory and stock of quality cameras. In 1950 John was sentenced to a further 15 years in the Soviet GULAG system in Siberia. As John was transferred across the Soviet Union, he saw a message written by American Major Frank Roberts (who was recorded as Missing In Action during WW 2). John Noble ended up at Vorkuta GULAG in the northernmost Urals, in Siberia. Noble managed to smuggle out a postcard which led to the intervention, in 1955, by President Eisenhower and brought about his release.
The GULAG Study Admits Policy of Suppressing POW Reports
The GULAG Study by the Pentagon concluded that American servicemen were imprisoned in the former Soviet Union. After ignoring volumes of documentation for over 50 years, the Pentagon finally admitted that it had been a matter of policy to suppress reports of U.S. POWs and MIAs incarcerated in the Soviet Union and Red China.
American POW’s Were Sent to the Soviet Union
Col. Simpson (USAF) revealed that while serving as an Air Force attaché at the US embassy in Hong Kong, he learned from Russian defectors that had personally witnessed hundreds of American servicemen from the Korean War being transferred by the Chinese to the Soviets at the Chinese/Russian border crossing point at Manchoulai. Simpson had filed a High Priority report to superiors and knew that it reached the hands of Secretary of State John Foster Dulles.
POW Reports Buried by Eisenhower
During the administration of President Ronald Reagan, Simpson's original report was retrieved from the dark hole it had been tossed into decades before. Col. Simpson said that he had been told by a senior member of the Eisenhower Administration that President Eisenhower had concluded that “nothing could be done” to retrieve the men from their captivity and so the reports were buried.
Betrayed by Their Own Government
Reports have also been unearthed of American soldiers, who had been fighting against the Bolsheviks at the conclusion of World War 1, as part of a secret U.S. military expedition to Archangel, who had fallen into the hands of the Red Army. The government of President Woodrow Wilson suppressed those facts and kept the plight of these American soldiers from the electorate. “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap." Galatians 6:7
Commander Jeremiah Denton Tortured in Vietnam
Another person I had contact with was US Senator Jeremiah Denton, who wrote the book When Hell was in Session. In 1965 Commander Denton, piloting an A-6 Intruder jet, was shot down over North Vietnam and captured. Denton was held prisoner for almost eight years, severely tortured as a POW in Hanoi, Vietnam. During a televised press conference, in 1966, he used the opportunity to send a distress message by repeatedly blinking his eyes in Morse code spelling out T-O-R-T-U-R-E.
Resistance Despite Torture
When questioned about his support for the US war effort in Vietnam, he replied: "Whatever the position of my government is, I fully support it. Whatever the position of the government, I believe in it. Yes, sir. I am a member of that government and it is my job to support it and I will as long as I live." He was severely tortured for that resistance. As the senior member of the U.S. POWs, he was particularly targeted for special treatment by his tormentors.
Exposing the Communist Agenda
Senator Denton set up and chaired the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Security and Terrorism which exposed Soviet KGB communist control of the African National Congress terrorist group in South Africa.
Missing in Action in Vietnam
Films like Hanoi Hilton, Chuck Norris’s Missing In Action series and Uncommon Valour depict some of the tortures and abuse which U.S. POWs and MIAs suffered in communist Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. The reality, as Red McDaniels and Jeremiah Denton revealed, was far worse.
Betrayal by Rulers
Through America’s Ambassador to Romania, I met Michel Sturdza, former Romanian Foreign Minister, who authored Betrayal by Rulers. Prince Sturdza documents the pattern of treachery that cannot be explained by folly, stupidity, or accident. He indicts U.S. Presidents Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson as treacherous, not only to their Allies, but to western Christian civilisation. FDR and Winston Churchill's betrayal of millions of Christians in Eastern Europe to Stalin's brutal Soviet Union at the Teheran conference, at the Yalta conference and at Potsdam were some of the greatest blows against freedom in the history of the world. “Who plan evil things in their hearts; they continually gather together for war.” Psalm 140:2
From 1945 to 1947 over three million Russians, Ukrainians and other East Europeans were forceable repatriated to the USSR by British and American forces in Western Europe. This betrayal of men, women and children into the hands of Stalin’s NKVD was agreed to by Winston Churchill and Franklin Delano Roosevelt at the Yalta conference, but was kept secret for 30 years. Many of those betrayed to the communists had been born in Western Europe, the children of refugees who fled the Red Terror of 1917 to 1923.
Ally Betrayed – China
I also have the book Ally Betrayed: the Republic of China by David Rowe. Dr. Rowe professor of political science of Yale University and a specialist on Far East History, Politics and International Relations. As the leading American authority on China, he documented how the U.S. government betrayed free, nationalist China into the hands of Mao’s brutal Red China. The betrayal of the Republic of China into the hands of the Chinese Communist Party continues to have disastrous consequences to this day. “In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.” Franklin D. Roosevelt
Ally Betrayed – Republic of Korea
Another book by Professor David Rowe on my shelf: Ally Betrayed… The Republic of Korea.
Ally Betrayed – Nicaragua
Another book on my shelf: Ally Betrayed – Nicaragua with the Foreword by U.S. Ambassador Beryl Smith and Postscript by U.S. Ambassador Turner Shelton. It quotes Lieutenant General Gordon Sumner "Nicaragua was subverted from within and attacked from without. The record is quite clear in this regard. The role of the Carter administration in this shabby affair…The Carter strategy of polarisation using ‘Human Rights’ as the operative principle has succeeded in destroying the strategic position of the United States and the Caribbean Basin as well as the Western Hemisphere.”
Politics of Deceit and Destabilisation
Nicaragua, a strategic country in Central America was lost as a member of the free world community of the nations and its democratically elected government overthrown by Marxist campaign of sabotage and terrorism which were supported by "the deliberate political destabilisation of this freely elected government by the U.S. Administration headed by President Carter in 1979. The politics of deceit adopted by the U.S. Department of State and the massive Cuban support given to the Sandinista Communist terrorists were largely ignored by the U.S. media. The triumph of the Sandinista terrorist movement in Nicaragua encouraged Fidel Castro and Soviets to assist further revolutionary upheavals in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.”
Wall Street and the Bankrolling of the Bolshevik Revolution
Professor Anthony Sutton, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, wrote: Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution which documents the shocking links between some New York bankers and many revolutionaries in what became the Soviet Union.
The Best Enemy Money Can Buy
Professor Sutton also wrote the book The Best Enemy Money Can Buy documenting how the Soviet Union and Red China were built up with Western Technology and aid.
Never Beaten by Our Enemies – Betrayed by Our Friends
Prime Minister Ian Smith of Rhodesia declared: "We were never beaten by our enemies, we were betrayed by our friends." The title of his biography is: The Great Betrayal. The betrayal of Rhodesia to Mugabe’s Marxist Zimbabwe continues to have disastrous repercussions to this day. “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.” Ephesians 5:11
President Herbert Hoover, America's 31st president, spent 20 years researching and writing a monumental documentation of U.S. State Department treachery. The title of his book: Freedom Betrayed: Herbert Hoover’s Secret History of the Second World War and its Aftermath. President Herbert Hoover documents the treacherous policies of Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration in betraying the Christians of Central and Eastern Europe into the hands of Stalin’s brutal Soviet Union. “…for with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.” Luke 6:38
Uncomfortable Truths That Expose the Real Agenda of FDR
Hoover’s Freedom Betrayed is a 900-page encyclopaedia of uncomfortable truths that seriously challenge the traditional views of American President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Herbert Hoover documents that F.D.R.’s foreign policies were not merely disastrous and catastrophic, but treacherous. His shocking exposé has proved to become one of the key historical documents of the mid-20th century, a searing indictment of F.D.R. and the politicians around whom who lied prodigiously to conceal their nefarious agenda. “The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart; His words were softer than oil, yet they were drawn swords.” Psalm 55:21
The Betrayal of Iran
The Shah’s Story by Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran, documents the treacherous role of the U.S. State Department under President Jimmy Carter which led to the Islamic Revolution of 11 February 1979 and the end of over 2,500 years of continuous Persian monarchy since the founding of the Persian Empire by Cyrus the Great. During the last Shah’s 38-year rule, Iran went through a series of economic, social and political reforms which transformed that country into a global power with its national income rising 423 times over. By 1977, Iran’s military had become the world's 5th strongest armed forces. Iran’s economic growth rate exceeded that of United States, Great Britain and France. The destabilising and betrayal of Iran in 1979 continues to have disastrous repercussions to this day.
No Win Wars
On my first visit to United States of America in January 1988, I heard Col. Oliver North describe how he had time and again been commanded to lead his Marines to take a position in Vietnam, only to then be ordered to withdraw from that position. To then be told to retake that position, which by then was far more effectively defended. They would succeed the second time at greater loss of life. Only to be ordered to withdraw from that position. And then the third time be instructed to retake that same position, which now was further entrenched, with concrete, barb wire and more devastating weaponry. At greater loss of life U.S. Marines would succeed in taking that position a third time, only to be ordered to withdraw from that position again. I remember the horror and shock I felt listening to this first-hand testimony of the criminal short-sightedness, or malicious treachery, of U.S. government officials towards their own armed forces.
Our Creator and Eternal Judge will Bring Injustice to Light
“Woe to her who is rebellious and polluted, to the oppressing city! She has not obeyed His voice, she has not received correction; she has not trusted in the Lord, she has not drawn near to her God. Her princes in her midst are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves that leave not a bone till morning. Her prophets are insolent, treacherous people; her priests have polluted the sanctuary, they have done violence to the Law. The Lord is righteous in her midst, He will do no unrighteousness. Every morning He brings His justice to light; He never fails, but the unjust knows no shame.” Zephaniah 3:1-5
A View Within the Beltway of Washington D.C.
During my 1st visit to America in 1988, I met with a political leader who commented: "You must understand that there is some method in the madness. For every ally we betray we get a whole lot of new restaurants to choose from here in Washington, DC!" There standing on the street corner we looked over and we saw a Chinese restaurant, a Vietnamese restaurant and a Hungarian restaurant. I looked at him to see if this was some kind of sick joke. He gave me a bitterly frustrated look. He grieved that this was a truth spoken in jest. “But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified and by your words you will be condemned.” Matthew 12:36-37
A Policy of Appeasing Enemies and Betraying Friends
No wonder our friend Jonas Savimbi had declared many years ago in Angola: "It is better to be America’s enemy than America's friend. If you are her enemy, you will probably be bought. If you are America's friend you will certainly be sold." "So, I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it...” Ezekiel 22:30
The Treachery of Globalists Needs to be Exposed and Opposed
Many American people are good people, but they need to be aware that the Deep State, the Swamp, has the blood of many innocents on their hands. And those who will treacherously betray their friends and allies and others who trusted in them, who could even abandon their own military in Marxist hell holes and lie to cover it up, cannot be trusted. “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
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The Most Destructive Rioting in South African History
Brazen looting and malicious destruction of property has devastated the South African economy. These riots since the 9th of July, which are still continuing in many areas, are being described as “the worst” and “most destructive” in the history of South Africa. 8 Factories, 11 warehouses, 200 shopping mall complexes, 161 liquor stores and 50 schools in KZN have been looted and torched.
The eThekwini municipality in KwaZulu/Natal calculates that the damage to infrastructure, property and equipment in their municipality alone exceeds 15 Billion Rand. They also noted that 150,000 jobs have been lost in their community and municipality alone. 40,000 businesses have been impacted, most of whom may never recover. Additionally 50,000 informal traders have lost their livelihoods and 1.5 million people have lost their potential to earn an income.
The South Africa Pharmacy Council reports that 90 pharmacies have been destroyed and looted beyond recovery which has led to the closing of all Clicks and Dis-Chem Pharmacies in KZN. Entire fridges full of insulin and other medicines were looted from these pharmacies as well. Not only have all the shelves in these pharmacies been looted, but even the pharmacy computers, with entire patient record databases lost as a result. Now tens of thousands of patients will need to make appointments with their doctors to have new prescriptions issued for their chronic medication requirements.
Communications Towers Put Out of Action
The Independent Communications Authority reports 113 cell phone towers vandalized.
The South African Canegrowers Association reports over 353,000 tonnes of sugar cane lost to arson. This amounts to more than R211 Million in lost revenue. This destruction in the middle of harvesting season has caused “irrecoverable losses to canegrowers and workers.”
The chief executive of the South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) calculates that shopping malls and retail outlets in KZN and Gauteng have suffered in excess of 20 Billion Rands worth of damage in the last ten days.
Mob Intimidates Police and Fire Brigade
On Sunday, 18 July, at Hammarsdale in KZN, a Cold Storage facility was set on fire. Mobs then deterred the police from escorting the fire brigade engines responding to the fire. Stone throwers then forced the fire brigade to flee – while the Hammarsdale fire continued to rage.
Destroying Investor Confidence
Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) have stated that the economic damage caused by the anarchic actions will be long lasting and be felt across the board. “The result in the loss of jobs because of businesses not having the confidence to continue operating will exacerbate an already high unemployment rate. These events are being reported on globally … resulting in significant loss of confidence in our country as an investment destination, at a time when we are competing with more positive destinations in different parts of the world.” BUSA calculates that SASRIA, the state-owned insurance company, does not have the resources to compensate business owners for the over R12 Billion in claims. This will lead to massive shutdowns and increased unemployment.
More Destructive Than War
Economist Mike Schussler has noted that the financial losses for South Africa will be far more than the billions of rands of destroyed property and looted products. The looting of over 200 shopping malls and tens of thousands of businesses and the blocking of national highways will have a severe impact on distribution and will severely affect business and consumer confidence in South Africa, leading to further devaluation of the rand currency and massive, long-lasting harm to the country’s economy as a whole.
Loss of Life
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) reported that the prevention of the provision of essential healthcare delivery by blocking patients, medical staff and critical supplies from reaching medical facilities will cost even more lives.
Police Minister Bheki Cele claimed that South African law enforcement agencies intelligence gathering averted the burning of a hospital full of patients in Durban.
Ministry of Defence Caught Napping
The Minister of Defence, Mapisa-Nqakula, stated that these riots have been “a learning curve” and that they were caught with their pants down. The minister of defence claimed that “It never occurred to us that we should move to areas such as malls. When the deployment of soldiers started, it focused on national key points…oil refineries and at airports.” She said that the government had not expected people to attack malls and hence there were no soldiers in the shopping centres.
“Private Security Companies are Responsible to Protect Businesses - Not the State!”
The Minister of Defence stated that it was primarily the responsible of private security companies to protect businesses and shopping malls. She described the private security companies as “well armed and well organized and in the main responsible for security in securing private properties and businesses.” This is significant as the ANC government is trying to pass a firearm control act to disarm private citizens! The South African Police Service publicly expressed their appreciation for the role played by private security companies in protecting lives and property.
Military Mobilised to Counter Economic Sabotage and Terrorism
All South African National Defence Force reserves have been called up to deal with the widespread economic sabotage and domestic terrorism.
Murder and Marxist Mayhem
The official death toll has risen to over 200. At Ndofawa Mall in Meadowlands, Soweto, ten people died in a stampede of looting. Police in KwaZulu/Natal were investigating 91 cases, including 14 of murder. In Gauteng, police were investigating 19 murders and 26 inquests. The police stated that most of the inquest dockets were relating to people trampled to death in stampedes during the looting of shops and malls while other deaths and injuries were related to ATM bank machine explosions and shootings.
Looters Released from Police Custody
The Democratic Alliance in KZN has complained to the provincial SAPS commissioner concerning reports that suspected looters arrested in the province had been released without charge due to “shortage of food” at the Pinetown Police Station!
Community Radio Stations Attacked
Community radio stations have also been attacked and looted. Sipho Motau, operations manager for MamsFM in Mamelodi reported that all their offices were vandalized, including the broadcasting studios, the computers, microphones and laptops stolen. The transmitter was also damaged and broken to the ground.
Banks and Automatic Teller Machines Ransacked
Mike Brown, CEO of Nedbank, reported damage to 50 branches of Nedbank and 300 Nedbank ATMs attacked. Half of all Nedbank branches in the country have been closed. 1,400 Automatic Teller Machines were damaged by looters. 300 Banks and Post Offices were vandalised.
Catastrophic Collapse of Investor Confidence
Mr. Brown pointed out that the damage to investor confidence caused by such criminal destruction of property will be catastrophic. “The damage is much more on our ability to attract investment over the longer term, either externally or internally. If people do not have the security of the rule of law as a foundation, they simply will not take the risk and rightly so….The riots have come at a time when the country can least afford it.”
Xenophobic Attacks on Foreigners
The Minister of State Security, Ayanda Dlodlo, reported that her department was looking into the xenophobic attacks on foreigners whose businesses seemed to be a particular focus of rioters and looters. Anne Michaels from the Africa Diaspora Forum (ADF) said that migrants were a particular focus of the rioters in Hillbrow and Malvern. She reported that all she could do was advise them to protect themselves, since the police were unable to.
Orchestrated Domestic Terrorism
ADF spokesman, Amir Sheikh, described what they were facing as “This is domestic terrorism. I don’t believe this thing is sporadic because it is well executed and well-funded.”
Former Senior Members of State Security Alleged to be Involved
Independent Data Surveillance expert, Murray Hunter, has reported the involvement of senior ex-state security agents aligned to former president Jacob Zuma. State Security minister, Ayanda Dlodlo, confirmed to journalists that the agency is investigating information about the alleged involvement of senior ex-agents aligned to former president Jacob Zuma. Police minister, Bheki Cele, reported that several names of former intelligent operatives had come up as instigating the riots and looting. They were working to arrest those responsible for planning the wide spread “protest actions.”
Were the Riots Orchestrated?
Reportedly the riots have so far claimed over 200 lives and over 3,000 people have been arrested. Numerous investigators are claiming that there is evidence that the violence was part of the carefully orchestrated plan being executed by senior security operatives tied to former president Jacob Zuma. The Defend our Democracy Campaign claims that the beneficiaries of state capture corruption played their ultimate card by orchestrating the riots as a smokescreen to enable them to keep their ill-gotten Billions stolen from the taxpayers.
Electricity and water infrastructure had come under attack. Communication infrastructure had been damaged and life lines for distribution of goods and services, such as the N3 and N2 had been blocked.
NGOs Caring for the Poor Devastated
FoodForward SA has reported that their main warehouse in KwaZulu Natal had been looted and vandalized on Wednesday, forcing it to shut down operations. FoodForward SA supplies more than 4 million meals a month to the poor through over 1,200 NGOs. The ransacking and vandalizing of its main warehouse in KZN have left them with no stock and forced its closure. Managing director, Andy Du Plessis, reported that as it was the poorest of the poor who relied on meals from the NGOs that they supply, it is the poorest of the poor who will suffer. “Many rely on meals from us.” FoodForward SA has also suspended its operations in Johannesburg out of concern for the safety of their staff members.
Clearly Orchestrated Plan of Sabotage
Deputy Minister of State Security, Zizi Kodwa, says that the riots and looting have been a clear orchestrated plan of economic sabotage. “We have been following up in terms of domestic stability, the intelligence has been on a roll. The plot was big. Part of targeting malls is part of agitating for what is called popular revolt so that people at the end of the day abuse and exploit the socio-economic conditions which at the end of the day, those who loot do not understand the bigger plan.”
Failure of Government Leads to Local Initiatives
In the face of such wide spread failure of government and of the criminal justice system, numerous communities have organized to protect their lives and livelihoods. Others have mobilized volunteers to clean up the mess and help rebuild their devastated communities.
South Africans have had to be resilient and resourceful to operate under a bewildering array of BBBEE Affirmative Action race quota regulations, with regular scheduled power failures, interruption of plumbing services and erratic (and often irrational) lockdown lunacy regulations stifling and strangling businesses and industries.
Failed State Leads to Secession Movements
With South Africa becoming more of a failed state, secession movements, such as CapeXit, are growing in popularity and support. Respect for life and property and for the rule of law is absolutely essential for any society. Lawlessness is a recipe for the destruction of any economy. The first duty of government is to protect life and property and ensure respect for law and order.
Indoctrination and Entitlement Propaganda
The recent devastating riots and looting spree highlights the consequences of decades of secular humanist, situation ethics indoctrination in state schools, the results of officially promoted sense of entitlement and a highly irresponsible news media which has persistently described violent riots as “protests” along with glamourizing rioters and terrorists who targeted civilians with bombs and stoned motorists with rocks and concrete slabs. It also shows the inevitable consequences of the Marxist Critical Race Theory propaganda to incite a victim mentality that justifies blatant theft, brazen looting and malicious damage to property.
The Failure of Churches
Chaos ensues when the church becomes “non-essential.” It is long over-due for churches to recognize that no politicians have the right to describe their ministry as “non-essential.” The lockdown lunacy which deemed abortion clinics and casinos as essential but church services as non-essential cannot be accepted. The chaos and destruction hitting so much of South Africa today is not only a result of state policy and in the failure of the criminal justice system to punish lawbreakers. It is also an indictment on those thousands of churches that have accepted what corrupt politicians have told them – that they are “non-essential.”
True Churches are Essential
Any church which believes that fulfilling the Great Commission of the Lord Jesus Christ is non-essential, has probably become non-essential. It is absolutely essential that churches wake up, open up, stand up, step out in faith and speak up, fighting the good fight of Faith.
An Urgent Call to Prayer and Action
We need to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. The Great Commission must be out supreme ambition. We need to be salt and light in a dark and corrupt society. We need to love our neighbour and do to others as we would want to be done unto. Never has the message of our Lord Jesus Christ been more important and urgent than now.
Make a Difference
We need to have our minds renewed so that we will not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of our minds. Let us build dynamic congregations, home Bible study fellowships and Christian Action groups that can make a positive difference in each community. We are either part of the solution or we are part of the problem!
“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
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Fire on the Foothills
Cape Town has been hit by a devastating wildfire. On Sunday morning, 18 April, at 8:45 am, the City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Services responded to a “vegetation fire” above the M3 motorway at Hospital Bend, opposite the famous Groote Schuur Hospital (where the world’s first heart transplant was performed).
Rhodes Memorial Engulfed in Flames
At first, it was windless and the fire looked containable. However, over the next three hours, the bush fire spread across the slopes of Devils Peak to Rhodes Memorial and from there towards the Rondebosch Upper Campus of University of Cape Town (UCT). The Rhodes Memorial Tea Garden and Restaurant went up in a fire ball as its gas canisters exploded.
The Oldest Windmill in the Southern Hemisphere Burned
The historic Mostert Mill, the oldest windmill in the Southern hemisphere, dating back to 1796, was burned when the fire jumped the M3 motorway. This historic windmill was repaired and donated to the people of the Cape over 120 years ago by Cecil John Rhodes. Two thatched house dwellings in Rosebank were also severely damaged as the fire spread from Mostert’s Mill to adjacent homes.
University Library and Buildings Go Up in Flames
Incredibly, six education buildings in the centre of the University of Cape Town were severely damaged by fire, even though these are stone buildings located in the middle of the campus and quite some distance from the veld fire.
Darkness at Midday
The midday sun was almost obliterated by the massive clouds of smoke. Great clouds of soot and ash fell throughout Rondebosch, including on our Mission grounds as people rushed to close windows and doors, to keep the smoke and ash out.
Helicopters Waterbomb the Fire
It was like a war zone with great clouds of smoke and the regular sounds of helicopters flying above. Huey helicopters from the Wildfire Services in Newlands Forest flew repeatedly overhead, each carrying buckets of a thousand litres of water at a time, to water bomb the inferno raging on the slopes of Devil’s Peak.
Fire Fighters Struggle to Contain the Inferno
By late on Sunday night, more than 250 fire fighters from the City of Cape Town, Table Mountain National Park (TMNP), Working on Fire and the Volunteer Wildfire Services were struggling to contain the inferno, which was described as: “out of control.”
At 8:10 pm, a suspected arsonist was apprehended by a man and his children walking their dogs. Of the three suspects seen starting a new blaze above Vredehoek, on the other side of the mountain, one 35-year-old man was taken into custody, but the two other suspects managed to evade arrest.
Homes Evacuated in the Middle of the Night
At 2 am, on Monday, 19 April, gale force winds picked up and Vredehoek residents in the line of the approaching fire were ordered to evacuate. Hundreds of residents began pouring out of their homes in the early hours of the morning, with children, pets and belongings, Disaster Risk Management staff and volunteers evacuated several streets in the suburb on the slopes of Devils Peak, including the Disa Park Towers and all nearby schools. Reportedly, eleven schools in the area were closed due to concerns for smoke inhalation. 255 Fire fighters worked through the night to restrain the raging wildfires. The Vredehoek fire was contained by 2:30 pm on Monday afternoon.
Nine civilians were hospitalised for smoke inhalation. Six fire fighters were injured in the line of duty. Approximately 600 hectares of wilderness were devastated by the wildfire.
Helicopters Grounded by High Winds
High winds on Monday prevented the helicopters from being mobilised in the area. By Monday afternoon, at 3:30 pm, the fire had wrapped around the North face of Devils Peak and was racing towards Tafelberg Road on the slopes of Table Mountain. Fire crews were mobilised to suppress this new fire threat.
As Winds Died Down the Helicopters were Mobilised Again
On day 3, Tuesday, 20 April, the winds had slowed, leaving the city of Cape Town shrouded in smoke. The sounds of helicopter engines and whirring blades overhead continued throughout Tuesday as the South African Air Force added more helicopters to assist the Wildfire Services Hueys in water bombing the blaze. By the end of Tuesday, the Fire Department announced the fires largely contained, but the danger of smouldering fires re-erupting still needed attention.
Jagger Library Gutted by Fire
The full cost of this devastating inferno is yet to be calculated. It includes the Jagger Library in the centre of the University of Cape Town. Jagger Library contained 1.2 million volumes, including priceless and irreplaceable collections, including the majority of Architect Herbert Baker’s archives. Fire doors did come down to protect sections of the library, but hundreds of thousands of books were lost in the inferno. This included the vast majority of the African Study Published Print Collection (approximately 70,000 items) and the entire Africa Study Film Collection on DVD (about 3,500 items). Questions of how the bushfire could have reached stone buildings in the middle of the campus are yet to be answered.
Environmentalists Reveal that Government Authorities Ignored Repeated Warnings
Nicky Schmidt of the Environmental Group Parkscape, has declared that the authorities were repeatedly warned about the fire risk in Cape Town. Parkscape has claimed that mismanagement of the Table Mountain National Park put lives and property in unwarranted danger. Parkscape, Table Mountain Watch, Friends of Table Mountain and other environmental groups have repeatedly warned of the danger of tolerating approximately 100 vagrants living in the National Park and the risks of the illegal fires on mountain slopes which were laden with alien vegetation. Nicky Schmidt observed: “The slopes where the fire started is littered with pine trunks and stumps, tinder dried just waiting to go up in flames.” Andre van Schalkwyk of Table Mountain Watch said: “We have alerted SAN Parks to incidents on countless occasions,” with very little action resulting. Andy Davies of Friends of Table Mountain reported that they: “Repeatedly complained about vagrant fires, but it appears no action is taken.”
Students Housed in Hotels Demand Holiday from Study and Trauma Counselling
4,000 students were evacuated from the UCT Upper Campus residences and free accommodation was arranged by the universities in hotels around the city. Incredibly, student activists at the University of Cape Town were, from the first day, demanding that all semester assignments, tests and lectures be suspended and that all students be provided with “trauma counselling.” UCT Vice Chancellor, Mamokgethi Phakeng, in a letter to students, confirmed: “No classes, tutorials, laboratory work or tests will take place throughout the week.”
Considering that the University of Cape Town appeared to have borne the brunt of fire damage to buildings, it seemed amazing that they were not being mobilised to protect the library, stop the fire, help repair the damage, clean up, fix what could be fixed and rebuild what needs to be rebuilt. It is a sad commentary on the selfish, helpless, self-centred mentality produced by an entertainment and entitlement culture that so many healthy young people did not feel a sense of duty to respond to the crisis by seeking to be part of the solution, instead of being part of the problem.
Irresponsible Incendiary Incitements to Arson
Incredibly, some irresponsible individuals made incendiary comments on social media, commenting on: “The Newlands Fire in Cape Town,” Mongameli Xhotyeni posted: “Every white man’s house is destroyed, it’s a pay back.” And “This fire hit the white people at last. Leave my country.”
“Let it Burn. Assist with Petrol and Paraffin to Make Sure”
Zanokuhle tweeted: “Rhodes Memorial must burn to the ground. This is not just a fire, but a cleansing process. Colonial rot has no place in society. Let it burn. Students must assist with petrol and paraffin to make sure.”
“UCT Students Must Assist the Fire by Adding Petrol. Rhodes Memorial Must Burn”
Zanokuhle also retweeted SRC Secretary General UWC: “Let it burn to the ground.” Shortly thereafter Zanokuhle tweeted: “UCT students must assist the fire by adding petrol. Rhodes Memorial must burn to the ground. Ashes to ashes.”
18 April Marxist Revolutionary Holiday in Zimbabwe
It may be relevant that 18 April is marked in Zimbabwe as a public holiday for what they call their Marxist Revolution. Dictator Robert Mugabe came to power, 18 April 1980.
By way of contrast, many Capetonians have responded valiantly by donating generous quantities of supplies to fire fighters and other emergency service personnel and the SPCA has mobilised rescues of wildlife whose habitat has been devastated. Every crisis includes both danger and opportunity. “…See how great a forest a little fire kindles!” James 3:5
Prayer and Action Needed
Please continue to pray for all in Cape Town affected by this devastating inferno. Practical projects are being planned and mobilised, including Friends of Rhodes Memorial who are planning to clean up the monument which was engulfed by the wildfire. “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you.” Isaiah 43:2
Dr. Peter Hammond
P.O. Box 74 Newlands 7725
Cape Town South Africa
The Constitutional Court of Austria Recognised Mail-In Ballot Fraud
On 22 May 2016, Presidential elections were held in Austria, which resulted in the Freedom Party of Austria (FPO) bringing a 152-page Appeal to the Constitutional Court. The case claimed that over 500,000 ballots were invalid. Non-citizens and minors had been allowed to vote and irregularities, particularly with absentee ballots, significantly affected the outcome. Since the Freedom Party presidential candidate Norbert Hofer had lost to the Socialist Van der Bellen by a mere 30,863 votes, the court found that more than twice that number had been affected by breaches in the Electoral Code. The Constitutional Court of Austria ordered that the Presidential Election Second Round, be held again. The court statement declared: “It is completely clear to the Constitutional Court that laws regulating an Election must be rigorously applied… this must rule out abuse and manipulations.”
Voter Fraud in America
Voter fraud and election rigging is notoriously prevalent throughout Africa, but for some reason people in America often seem skeptical and naïve about fraud in their own elections. The Heritage Foundation found more than 1,000 instances of documented voter fraud in the United States over the last 20 years.
Vote Fraud Revelations by a Whistleblower
The New York Post published “Confessions of a Voter Fraud: I was a Master at Fixing Mail-in Ballots,” by John Levine, published 29 August 2020. The whistleblower described himself as a “political insider” and “A Bernie Sanders Democrat die-hard,” revealed, “There is no race in New Jersey - from City Council to United States Senate - that we haven’t worked on.” This operative declared that voter fraud, with mail-in ballots, is no myth, he knows this because he has been doing it, on a grand scale, for decades. The whistleblower, whose identity, rap sheet and long history working as a consultant to various campaigns were confirmed by The Post claimed that he not only changed ballots himself, but led teams of fraudsters and mentored at least 20 operatives in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
Methods to Manipulate Mail-In Ballots
He and his operatives fanned out, going house-to-house, convincing voters to let them mail completed ballots on their behalf, as a public service. They would then take the sealed envelopes home, hold them over boiling water to loosen the glue, remove the real ballot, place the counterfeit ballot inside the signed certificate, then reseal the envelope. He reported that sometimes postal employees were in on the scam and filled-out ballots which came from Republican strongholds were just thrown into the garbage. In 2017 hundreds of mail-in ballots in New York City never arrived to the Board of Elections as these baskets of mail were put to one side at the Brooklyn processing facility, until the election was over.
Targeting Retirement Homes
Mail-in fraudsters particularly target assisted-living facilities, by “helping” the elderly fill out their absentee ballots. “Nursing homes are a gold mine for votes,” he declared, as are the inactive, or deceased, voter. Democrats would also routinely buy votes from homeless shelters, literally paying people to register and vote the way they dictated. Organisationally, the whistleblower said that their voter-fraud schemes resembled Mafia organizations, with the campaign manager controlling fraudsters to harvest voter details and stuff ballot boxes. He noted that normally the actual candidate would be kept in the dark, so that they could maintain “plausible deniability.” Various states sent out an unprecedented 80 million unsolicited ballots to voters in the mail in 2020.
Sabotaging the Elections in Nigeria
When it comes to unjustly influencing elections, the Barack Hussein Obama/Biden Administration sabotaged the re-election prospects of Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, in 2015. Former US Congressman, Steve Stockman, a Member of the US Congressional Delegation sent to Nigeria, in the months after the kidnapping of hundreds of school girls by Boko Haram, confirmed, that a senior US General informed them that they had intelligence that could have aided the Nigerian military to crush the Boko Haram terrorist group, but were blocked from providing this information to the Nigerian authorities by the Obama Administration. The reason given for this refusal of critical intelligence that could have made all the difference in their war against terrorism, was Nigeria's pro-family stance, resisting the same sex "marriage" demands of the Obama Administration.
Perverted Agenda Destabilised Nigeria
As a result of the deteriorating security situation in Northern Nigeria and what voters saw as the failure of Goodluck Jonathan's presidency, the incumbent lost the presidential elections of 2015 and previous military dictator Muhammadu Buhari was elected, in a highly contested election. The voter turnout was a very low 43% and the election marked the first time an incumbent president had lost re-election in Nigeria. It was also the first time that a previous military dictator won an election after having been ousted!
Bring Back Our Girls or We Will Not Vote
Our friends in Nigeria informed us that most people who voted for Muhammadu Buhari did so because Jonathan's administration has failed to curb Boko Haram insurgency and millions of Christians chose not to vote as a protest against the Nigerian government’s failure to “bring back our girls!”
Far Reaching Effects of US Foreign Policy
Nigerians expressed their frustration that American interference and blind promotion of perversion sabotaged attempts to free the kidnapped girls from Boko Haram, undermined Nigerian military attempts to defeat the Jihadists and brought about a catastrophic return to rule by a Muslim, who used to be the military dictator of Nigeria. "While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption…" 2 Peter 2:19
Biden Admitted Obama Administration Armed and Funded ISIS
This would also be an opportune time to remind Americans that Vice President Joe Biden confirmed that the Obama White House armed and funded ISIS. (“Obamas ‘anti-ISIS’ Coalition-Built ISIS, Biden Admits,” by Alex Newman, published 7 October 2014 in The New American.)
Sponsoring International Terrorism
In The Herald, 7 October 2014, under the title: “Biden’s Admission: US Allies Armed ISIS.” Patrick Martin wrote: “ISIS is essentially the creation of the United States and its Allies who fomented civil war in Syria against the government of President Bashar al-Assad. Speaking to students at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy Forum, US Vice President Joseph Biden revealed some of the dirty secrets of the US led war against Syria that US Allies poured hundreds of millions of Dollars and tens of thousands of tonnes of weapons into anyone who would fight Assad.”
A Trail of Betrayal
The fact is that millions of Christians have suffered and died under communist dictatorships and radical Islamic Jihadist regimes and terrorist movements as a result of US foreign policy that has routinely betrayed pro-Western Allies and supported, funded and armed anti-Christian regimes.
Zimbabwe is a Legacy of Carter’s Foreign Policy
Over 40 years ago, the country I grew up in, Rhodesia, was betrayed into the hands of communist mass-murderer Robert Mugabe and his Marxist ZANU-PF terrorist organisation. While American voters got rid of Jimmy Carter over 40 years ago, the long-suffering people of Zimbabwe are still stuck with Carter’s foreign policy legacy. The bread basket of Rhodesia became the Zimbabwe basket case. While Rhodesia used to export food, Zimbabwe needs millions of tonnes of relief aid to survive. More than half of the total population of Zimbabwe have fled the country, a vote of “no confidence” in “liberation.” With over 90% of the population unemployed and with sky-rocketing inflation, everyone in Zimbabwe is suffering worse than ever before in history.
The Fruit of Voter Fraud
But, as Zimbabwean Election observers have noted, the British Foreign Office and American State Department taught Mugabe and other dictators an important lesson. It did not matter how much they lied, cheated, intimidated, terrorised, murdered and how many opposition candidates were beaten up, assassinated or their supporters blown up in busses and trucks enroute to the Electoral poles, as long as Mugabe could claim that he had won the election, he would be accepted and respected as a member of the United Nations and African Union and continue to receive foreign aid. Allowing voter fraud in 1980 has continued to have a catastrophic consequence with deadly results for millions of Zimbabweans ever since. “…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
Dr. Peter Hammond
P.O. Box 74 Newlands 7725
Cape Town South Africa
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Dealing with Deceit
The Historic Rondebosch Fountain of 1891 has at last been restored to the community. The original ornamental Victorian Rondebosch Fountain/Horse and Dog Watering Trough, with lamppost, was the first electric street light in South Africa. It was donated to the community by surveyor and railway pioneer, George Pigot-Moodie, on 25 Sept 1891.
Refreshment Between Cape Town and Wynberg
It was made of cast iron and consisted of a circular drinking trough supported on horses’ legs, with the central post top hexagonal lantern. Four decorated brackets suspended metal cups on chains for people to drink from the sprouting water, while horses drank from the trough and dogs from smaller basins at ground level. The fountain was a popular halfway stop between Cape Town and Wynberg.
The First Electric Street Light in South Africa
The first electric street light in South Africa was turned on 25 April 1892. It was initially powered by George Pigot-Moodie’s private Power plant, until a municipal Power plant on the Liesbeck River was completed.
Damaged by Drunken Driver
The Rondebosch Fountain was badly damaged a drunken driver in 2015. For over 5 years, the municipality failed to repair, or restore, the iconic Rondebosch Fountain.
Private Initiative Restores Rondebosch Fountain
Just in time for Heritage Day, 24 September, Heritage Castings, assisted by the Simon van der Stel Foundation, managed to finally obtain official permission, to, at their own expense, restore the historic Rondebosch Fountain to the community. It was unveiled on Wednesday, 23 September, just in time for Heritage Day.
A Cherished Historic Landmark
It is as close to the specifications of the original fountain, in its original colours and details, as exact as it was when it reached the Cape from Scotland. This is a tribute to private initiative and enterprise. The iconic Rondebosch Fountain has great historic value and is cherished by all residents and visitors to Rondebosch. A very well done and heartfelt, Thank You to all involved in this initiative.
“Those from among you shall build the old waste places; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach, the Restorer of Streets to Dwell In.” Isaiah 58:12
Dr. Peter Hammond
P.O. Box 74 Newlands 7725
Cape Town South Africa
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