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  • December15th

    Bill Lockwood

     

    President Obama told Black Entertainment Television (BET) that racism is “deeply rooted” in the United States. “This is something that is deeply rooted in our society, it’s deeply rooted in our history. When you’re dealing with something as deeply rooted as racism or bias … you’ve got to have vigilance but you have to recognize that it’s going to take some time …” For those Americans who voted for the first black president thinking that racial problems will subside for that support, think again. Progressivism-Socialism needs racial division. Instead of calming troubled waters, it stirs them.

    Racist Al Sharpton, an emissary for the White House, purposefully misleads his black audiences with Michael Brown scenario’s that did not occur. Why? In an alarming Time magazine article author Darlena Cunha actually promotes the rioting connected with Ferguson, Missouri and explains the reasoning behind the liberal mindset. “Peaceful protesting is a luxury only available to those safely in mainstream culture… Riots are a necessary part of the evolution of society.”

    Racial animosity must be stirred. Classic Marxian strategy. Exploit natural fissures in society. Drive the wedge. Create unrest to justify government power from the top in order to control the violence or “rectify” the wrongs. Al Sharpton quoted the Marxist playbook when demanding, “The Federal Government must step in!”

    Look at racial America from the 1960’s forward.

     

    Affirmative Action and Racism

     

    President Lyndon Johnson, in June 1965, speaking to the graduating class of Howard University, justifies federal government intrusion into the marketplace. Called Affirmative Action, Johnson explained: “You do not wipe away the scars of centuries by saying: ‘now, you are free to go where you want, do as you desire, and choose the leaders you please.’ You do not take a man who for years has been hobbled by chains, liberate him, bring him to the starting line of a race, saying, ‘you are free to compete with all the others,’ and still justly believe you have been completely fair … This is the next an more profound stage of the battle for civil rights. We seek not just freedom but opportunity—not just legal equity but human ability—not just equality as a right and a theory, but equality as a fact and as a result.”

    Johnson accomplished several things here. First, he encouraged blacks to maintain solidarity with their own minority from “centuries” ago. By constructing the figure of one black man about to run a race, he helped foster the illogical idea that the “scars of centuries” still exist upon blacks today and that those scars were put there by whites. We may teach young people that the mistakes of their parents may indeed influence them to poor behavior, but sooner than later they must take responsibility for their own actions. But this will not apply to blacks, per Johnson, nor to the liberal intelligentsia.

    But more importantly, lurking just beyond the horizon of Johnson’s expressed words is the clear concept that America continues to be a racist nation. As a matter of fact, our racist outlook is so dismal from the 1960’s that were it not for the federal government intrusion to protect the blacks in America they would continue to suffer discrimination at the hands of the majority. The problem is just as great as slavery. The Federal Government needed to free the slaves; so the Federal Government needs to legislate with Affirmative Action. Affirmative Action is built upon this underlying assumption—that white America is and will continue to be racist.

     

    Continued FedGov Intrusion

     

    From Johnson’s liberal launch into Affirmative Action, the engine continued to roll. Executive Order 11246 of Johnson in September 1965 stated that “government contractors” needed to “take affirmative action” toward prospective minority employees in all areas of hiring.

    The Philadelphia Order of 1969 by President Nixon was described as “the most forceful plan” to day guaranteeing “fair hiring practices” in construction jobs.

    In a landmark Supreme Court case, Regents of University of California v. Bakke (1978), limitations were imposed on affirmative action. It was deemed that affirmative action was unfair if it led to “reverse discrimination.” Wavering on this one, the Court stated that “race was still a legitimate factor” in school admissions, but “inflexible quotas” were not.

    President Clinton (1995) delivered a speech in which he commented upon a recent Supreme Court case, Adarand v. Pena. He opined that while Adarand set “stricter standards to mandate reform of affirmative action, it actually reaffirmed the need for affirmative action and reaffirmed the continuing existence of systematic discrimination in the United States.”

    “Systematic discrimination.” Not merely racist feelings among some whites, but so imbedded that it can be described as “systematic.” From Clinton’s day the meandering trail of Supreme Court cases leads through Hopwood v. University of Texas, which was later apparently invalidated by Grutter v. Bollinger to the University of Michigan case of 2003.

    An April 2014 Supreme Court decision (Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action) upholds as Constitutional a state of Michigan amendment that bans public colleges and universities from implementing a race-sensitive admission policy. But it is Justice Sonya Sotomayor’s dissent that speaks to the point.

     

    Sonya Sotomayor

     

    Justice Sotomayor, who claims she is the “perfect affirmative action baby,” angrily wrote in the dissent that the Constitution “does not guarantee minority groups victory in the political process. It does guarantee them meaningful and equal access to that process. It guarantees that the majority may not win by stacking the political process against minority groups permanently.”

    In other words, the entire “system” continues to this hour to “stack the political process”-and every other process—to disadvantage racial minorities.

    The torch is still carried. America is, and must be considered at “root level,” a racist nation whose majority citizens would, with malice for minorities, discriminate against them. The election of Barack Obama did not show liberals differently—it only allowed them positions of power that they might continue to ply the Marxian Class Warfare strategy at a national level.

    For this reason, those conservatives that offer solutions for Ferguson, Missouri, such as that the police departments ought to hire more blacks, is nothing but liberal panacea that solves nothing. Employee quotas is not the issue. As a matter of fact, for a government body to mandate more blacks on Ferguson police department exacerbates the problem by conveying the clear message that the department has been systematically prejudiced against blacks and can only be remedied by the strong arm of the law.

    What is the solution? It begins with America coming to the realization that what we think are the secret feelings of others—whether we are right or wrong about that perception—is not the Provence of government legislation.

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  • December6th

     

    Bill Lockwood

     

    One of the adjunct theories of premillennialism that has gripped the Christian world regards “The Antichrist.” Passages in Daniel (ch. 11 particularly) as well as Revelation supposedly sketch events immediately prior to the return of Christ which involve an anti-religious infidel king. This blasphemous leader is thought to be referenced in various other passages scattered throughout the Bible.
     

    Typical of this line of thought is commentator G.H. Lang (Histories and Prophecies of Daniel, 1940). While examining a context (Dan. 11:21-35) which has been dealing with Antiochus IV Epiphanes, the Syrian Greek king of 175 B.C., Lang thinks the reference in verse 36ff is to the enigmatic ruler “The Antichrist.”
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  • December2nd

     

    Bill Lockwood

     

    Communism is widely misunderstood and as a current force in America it is also widely miscalculated. Long taught in our government schools as merely “an economic system,” communism is benignly presented as a “communal sharing of goods.” Through many American history textbooks runs the continual “Red Scare” motif of the early 20th century in which “intense fear of communism” and “other politically radical ideas” irrationally gripped citizens. This shallow treatment has a clear message: as an economic system, communism is neutral and has nothing with which to be concerned.
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  • November25th

     

    Bill Lockwood

     

    Francis of Argentina, he who is called “Pope” by the Roman Church, recently reiterated his call for an “equitable redistribution” of wealth among the economies of the world and defensively declared that “caring for the poor does not make you a communist.” Instead, says the Pope, he is merely “following the gospel.” Back in May he met with the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and insisted that governments should work to end the “economy of exclusion” that keeps people from moving up the economic ladder. Francis thinks that the United Nations is an
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  • November18th

     

    Bill Lockwood

     

    So-called “free trade,” insisted Karl Marx and Frederick Engels in 1848, “breaks up old nationalities. In a word, free trade system hastens social revolution.” Marx considered his social-economic worldview as inherently “at war” with free society. As in all wars, stock-in-trade tactics must include lying and deceit. So it is with “free trade.” Free it is not.

    Tyson Marker, in the flagship journal of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), Foreign Affairs, explains the aim of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) now promoted by President Obama. “In the broadest terms, a U.S.-E.U. trade deal would allow the United States and Europe to maintain their sway over global economic governance. Both recognize that their ability to set global rules will diminish as economic power shifts to the Asia-Pacific region. In the coming decade, no one power will be able to drive the international agenda. But if they join forces, the United States and Europe can channel their combined economic weight to keep control of the global economic order.” (Quoted by Arthur Thompson, in International Merger by Foreign Entanglements).
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  • November14th

    Bill Lockwood

     

    The disdain President Obama holds for the American voter knows no bounds. Hardboiled contempt for the average citizen is how Jonathan Gruber, MIT economist and the chief architect of Obama’s signature legislation, Obamacare, presents himself and fellow Democrats in a 2013 conference. That the Democratic Party, which crammed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) down America’s throat, shares in this elitist scorn for the “stupid American” taxpayer is beyond question. Lying and dissimulation were the deliberate sinister strategies used to pass ObamaCare. Exactly what conservatives and Tea-Partiers have always stated. Here are Gruber’s words from one of the recorded clips: Read More

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  • November4th

     

    Bill Lockwood

     

    The cultural divide splitting our once-proud nation apart at the seams is homosexuality. A nation that once honoured God is now transmuting itself into a modern Sodom with the heavy-hand of ungodliness crushing the vibrant spirit of righteousness. Unlike any other social issue, homosexuality that embeds itself in a culture by means of law is a certain sign that God has “given up” that society and turned it over to the dustbin of history. “Wherefore God gave them up in the desires of their hearts unto uncleanness” (Rom. 1:24, see also v. 26, 28) is followed by a clear denunciation of the sin of homosexuality.
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  • October15th

    Bill Lockwood

     

    The opening shot in the final struggle for western culture was fired this week by the City of Houston. Led by Annise Parker, the lesbian mayor who married Kathy Hubbard in Palm Springs, California earlier this year, city attorneys “subpoenaed sermons given by local pastors who oppose homosexuality.” According to the Houston Chronicle,

    Houston’s embattled equal rights ordinance took another legal turn this week when it surfaced that city attorneys, in an unusual step, subpoenaed sermons given by local pastors who oppose the law and are tied to the conservative Christian activists that have sued the city.
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  • October9th

     

    Bill Lockwood

     

    Are public schools becoming indoctrination factories for Marxist brainwashing? Hearing students at Ivy League Universities recently spout anti-American sentiment that echoes the propaganda of Chairman Mao is enough to forewarn parents about who is in control at the collegiate level. However, it comes with even greater angst to discover that the public educational system as a whole seems to be tracking in the same far leftist direction.

    This is not to indict any particular individual teacher or group of them. Most are concerned patriotic Americans who wish to provide the best instruction for students. But it is past time to question the general policies and policy-makers who give the entire system direction. Read More

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  • October4th

     

    Bill Lockwood

     

    One of the great hallmarks of our free society is the family unit. Planned by God as one man and one woman to bring children into the world (Gen. 2:24; 3:16,17), the family has been recognized as one of the basic building blocks of a Christian society. Jesus quotes Moses in Matt. 19:6. “For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother and cleave unto his wife and the two shall become one flesh.” Even Thomas Jefferson, one of our great founding fathers, recognized the importance of a loving family relationship. “By the law of our nature, we cannot be happy without the endearing connections of a family.”
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