The Fates Of The Apocrypha: Exodus Into Liberty or Apocalypse Now
February 7th, 2011
By Barry Secrest
As Texas, along with much of the nation, digs out from another "global warming snowstorm," we dubiously noted the small glacier that had miraculously appeared atop Texas Stadium, no less. Unfortunately, the stately glacier chose to become a hazardous ice floe which predictably crashed down upon a number of unsuspecting workers injuring six, all of which will undoubtably be ascribed to "global warming."
This prompted us to note what Meteorologist Joe Bastardi exclaimed which leant a certain "gotcha" to the entire global warming crowd. Barstardi said, in essence, that no matter what happens in the world of weather the global warming crowd will own each of the available positions--for example:
Too many droughts? Global warming.
Too hot? Global warming.
Too cold? Global warming.
Too wet? Global warming.
No snow? Global warming.
To many floods? Global warming.
Too much snow? Global warming.
Very well...why not also:
Riots in Egypt? Global warming.
Earthquakes? Global warming.
Michael Jackson's death? Global warming.
Dog ate your child's homework? Global warming.
Erectile Dysfunction? Global warming.
In fact, the obvious scourge that is global warming appears to be responsible for virtually "everything under the sun." And it's all human civilization's fault according to the Left-eteorologists.
The START-ling Treaty
Meanwhile, a new set of Wikileaks was recently loosed which revealed the fact that the Obama Administration has become a partisan to allied nuclear snitchery on a vast and unheard of scale under the terms of the new SALT treaty. It seems that every Trident missile manufactured in the US, which is subsequently transferred to Great Britain, will now be reported to the Russians. Experts say this will severely undermine Great Britian's security. Ultimately, as a result of American Glasnost, the Russians will be privy to the exact number and types of weapons the UK holds, and yet we cannot help but point out that the new treaty was passed in a bi-partisan manner within the Senate--not just by the Democrats.
Appropriately enough, the Administration's attempts at halting the proliferation of nukes, a proliferation of prosperity, and the proliferation of domestic liberties has apparently now spread into the proliferation of US energy production as well.
It now appears that Texas, along with other parts of the nation, have been subject to a series of rolling blackouts due to higher energy demands than normal as the result of colder tmeperatures. Global warming, again? Not exactly, in fact it's more like Obama "warming up" as the draconian regulations having been placed by the Administration have effectively blocked new power plant construction to the point of the current electric grid being shamefully inadequate. Texas was actually forced to go begging to Mexico for additional energy help, such is the nature of our growingly energetic discontent. This, not to mention, a northern Mexico zoo's having suffered a mass animal-kill of over 30 critters due to abnormally freezing temperatures, no less...this is no joke, as strange as it may seem, so should these particular events indicate global warming or cooling?
The madness, however, didn't stop there, but rather it extended even unto the laps of our own. George W. Bush, who was adamant at sitting on the sidelines before, has apparently grown tired of that particular role. Bush indirectly harangued the Tea Party itself for its combined stance on illegal immigration as being a purveyor of "nativism, protectionism and other ism's"--global warming also to blame--no doubt. Interesting that Bush would choose to harangue many of his supporters while embracing the arguments of his detractors in yet another bold foray into bad strategery.
An Administration of Transparence
In other-wordly news, the White House has apparently snubbed the US House's oversight committee's request for politically blocking information requests to the Department of Homeland Security and in reference to Freedom Of Information Act applications. As one of the many checks and balances at work within US Government, the House Oversight Committee has full rights to whatever it requests and within a reasonable amount of time. The Administration has been, thus far, quite notorius in its selective snubbery in general of the rules and rights as required by the US Constitution. This increasing opacity that the Administration now showcases seems to speak to the larger issue of a rights vacuum consistently occurring in diverse places the world over even in our own country.
In fact, the lack of a meaningful protection of individual rights by way of an operating Constitution, coupled with despotism, has finally resulted in chaos erupting in Egypt and across the Middle East. These stunning events have virtually every eye around the world peering in both wonder and dismay at what might finally culminate from these revolts. Interestingly, the recent dirge of disdain leveled at our "prehistoric Constitution" by the usual suspects can now, rather easily, be connected to the events transpiring in the Mideast, not that this particular connection has an ice cube's chance in hell of ever being drawn by the media.
But the obvious lack of meaningful individual protections across the Arab world has momentarily obscured what could be seen as a momentous counterpoint to these revolts. Almost as a counterpoint, the US judiciary has just overruled, via Constitutional means, an historic overreaching of the US Constitution by the Leader of the Free World himself, who is one of the most powerful leaders of one of the most powerful nations on the planet.
Psss! Obamacare Is No Longer The Law Of The Land
The Federal Judge's decision in Florida, striking down Obamacare, was beyond momentous. Judge Roger Vinson, who presided over the case, struck down the entire law as being unconstitutional on the basis that the Federal Government does not have the Constitutional authority to force individuals to buy anything. The Judge wrote a profound decision, which encompassed over 70 pages, making a number of resounding points that pulled in both the intent of the Founders and even the intent of the President himself while on the Campaign trail. Interestingly, the legal points which the Judge made were, in large part, many of the same points which a large number of both Conservatives and Constitutional Scholars have made all along.
The Axis Press' reaction to the Judges decision? Deranged duress.
The Mainstream Media's response, while diffused by the chaos in the Middle East, was one of angst and finger pointing at best. Interestingly, it would seem that the President, the Democrats in Congress and the Senate, and a large number of would-be promotors of Obamacare are not the only ones that had a horse in the anti-race to superior medicine's destruction in the US. It was, indeed, the left-leaning media which went to great ends to defend and even encourage passage of the law for all manner of largely veiled reasons.
We have all seen the often ridiculous left-stream stories and articles of the past two years, which promoted only half of the elusive facts with at least half of those being wrong. But what was their actual take on all of this? Well, many have brought up the rather ludicrous point that two other Federal Judges upheld the new healthcare law and decided on behalf of Obamacare-- making the entire issue moot. In other words, to some members of the superfluously dense media, Obamacare has found itself in the Super Bowl of Jurispudence and the score is two-to-two--tie game!
Even worse is the now oft enumerated Democratic talking point, being pretty much, this:
"People keep calling this a Government takeover of healthcare--that's ridiculous, this is not a Government takeover of anything, private companies are still underwriting the coverage"
To this we can only exclaim "Oh Really?" If the Federal Government has not taken over healthcare, then why a 3,000 page bill from the Legislators speaking directly to the subject? Why are 27 states, at last count, suing the Federal Government? Why, indeed, will a non-government takeover require additional taxes and fees and a minimum of 16,000 new employees to enforce it with a charge approaching $ 1 trillion at minimum?
Further, when a Judge upholds any law, as in the two liberal decisions, thereby turning back a challenge, it simply means nothing has changed; in other words... ho-hum. The upheld decision, in essence, has no future bearing on the law, and, therefore fades out of the way--rarely to be considered again. Only when a law is struck down--which has now happened twice to Obamacare--has the effect of waking anyone with meaningful cognitive function up.
A Little Known Contempt Of Court Ruling Against The White House
But as with all rule of law decisions as it regards the White House, and despite being struck down twice, the Administration and the Department of Justice has continued along as if Obamacare is still set in stone. Yet it should be powerfully noted that when a law is overturned this would normally mean that any activity in support of said law should cease-- at least and until such time as the proper legal channels have been accessed to resume lawful enforcement. Not so with the White House, however. The Administration, in fact, has thus far turned a blind eye on the Judge's decision which is not, in and of itself, surprising in our ongoing observation of Obama-mis-adventures.
Here, yet again, the Media in its reporting regarding the relatively new phenomena of executive disdain to our judiciary, has also turned one of its two selectively blind eyes on a very recent ruling. (In our search for the relevent article speaking to the contempt ruling, we noted that only the new media blogs were showering attention on this fact, for the most part.) But, in a historically rare finding in US Presidential history, the Obama Administration is now being held in contempt by a Federal Judge in Louisiana for lawlessly bypassing Judge Martin Feldman's ruling concerning Obama's Oil drilling moratorium.
The Judge actually stated that the Administration acted with "determined disregard" by "lifting and reinstituting policy changes." The Judge, pounding the point home with a sledge hammer, did not stop there. He further wrote: "Each step the Government took following the Court's imposition of a preliminary injunction showcases its defiance." The Judge finally noted that the Administration's repeated actions provided the Court with "clear and convincing evidence of the Government's contempt."
Any Irony that we can find even here? Easy. According to Article II, Section 3 of the US Constitution, one will find the following:
In fact, it is the Executive Branch's reason for existence to enforce the laws of the land rather than to break and usurp them. Accordingly, it would appear that the President might need to refamiliarize both himself and his office-holders with the US Constitution in its entirety in order to, perhaps, avoid these sorts of embarrassments in the future.
An Insidious Authoritarian Contempt Of "The People" Worldwide
Within the larger scheme of things, all of this simply begs a question--that being-- "where else have we seen this sort of insidious contempt of the rule of law and of disregard in general?" Enter Egypt and a host of other Regimes scattered across the mideast which has exploded as people from all walks have taken to the streets and demanded reform in Country after Country. None of the experts seemed to have seen it coming. In hindsight, we can see that the tinderbox prematurely erupted in Iran back in 2009. The Iranian riots were successfully put down by the Islamic Authoritarian Regime there with the US, in that case, remaining relatively quiet. However, Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, Algeria and Jordan among others either have seen or most likely will see tremendous changes in their Governments to follow. It's the nature of the change that now has many worried.
Some have speculated that the Muslim Brotherhood, which is an organization that has extensive terrorism roots, will make a powerplay for control. Others have stated that the uprising in Egypt, which is the largest and most powerful of these Arab countries, is a popular movement which will ultimately lead to a secularly based Democracy espousing a freedom of religion State. No one knows for certain how this will play out. For the White House, what started as an effort which was praised by both sides has now turned into a question mark.
Some have criticized Obama's having interjected himself into the mix as interfering too much in order to ouster Mubarak. Certain other nations were understandably shocked that Obama would throw yet another one of our allies under the bus in what they called a betrayal by an ally in Obama which left them stating that America could no longer be trusted.
The Real Dangers of A Caliphate
What has others concerned is the possibility of what this may invariably lead to in the Arab World. Some have speculated that we could actually be seeing the rise of a confederation of Muslim nations, which could lead to an Islamic Caliphate and bode extremely ill for Israel as well as the entire area. A Caliphate could encompass an array of predominately Islamic nations to drive out individual liberties, as well as the freedom to practice self-determination, being what they are even currently. A Caliphate would, undoubtably, set up the laws of Shariah, which would result in a Monster Talibanic State the likes of which the modern world could only shudder in dismay.
The Liberals and many in the media dimly dismiss this idea as preposterous, illegitimate and crazy, the ravings of lunatics at best. However, those among us who diligently study history are giving these events, which first appeared as the budding of liberty in the mideast, a rather jaundiced second look as events progress.
There is one rather chilling detail that has many evangelicals in the world of Christendom whispering apocalypse and the end of days. They point to one particular verse of the Holy Bible in Isaiah which states the following:
The burden against Egypt. Behold, the LORD rides on a swift cloud, And will come into Egypt; The idols of Egypt will totter at His presence, And the heart of Egypt will melt in its midst. “I will set Egyptians against Egyptians; Everyone will fight against his brother, And everyone against his neighbor, City against city, kingdom against kingdom. The spirit of Egypt will fail in its midst; I will destroy their counsel, And they will consult the idols and the charmers, The mediums and the sorcerers. And the Egyptians I will give Into the hand of a cruel master, And a fierce king will rule over them,” Says the Lord, the LORD of hosts. (Isaiah 19:1-4, nkjv)
3.60 Throughout All Asia Great Conscription...Blood Flows Through Absolution
Preface this fact with the long sought for and found link between Islamic Socialism and modern day liberalism and we can begin to see why the Liberals, the White House and the media in general have for so long defended Islamists, despite a notably hyper-violent bent.
There is one other thing that struck either wonder or dismay, if not both, in those whose studies extends across all lines of historical and prophetical contexts. On February the sixth, 2011, in the shadow of extreme upheaval in the Mideast, several news organizations reported what amounted to an amazing and inexplicable light show directly over the the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. No one can explain precisely what they saw, only that it was "highly unusual" and it was apparently caught on video by four separate and unrelated cameras.
Granted, many will discount these events as hoaxes etc., and they could, indeed, be correct. Yet those who remain both thoughtful and mindful of the various historical quatrains and prophetic texts will take note, undoubtably. One but needs to dig into the various texts of the apocrypha and others to understand the possible meanings at play.
Maintaining an understanding that the world, within its essence, defies complete explanation will allow for a certain wonder as the increasingly inexplicabile unfolds before our eyes. Most especially in the context of those things yet undiscovered and more often than not disdained.