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Mark Dankof: A Communist’s Thoughts on the 4th of July

 

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There’s That Communist Agent on TV Again.

And this is the writing that was written, Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin.

This is the interpretation of the thing: Mene; God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it.

Tekel; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.

Peres; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.

Then commanded Belshazzar, and they clothed Daniel with scarlet, and put a chain of gold about his neck, and made a proclamation concerning him, that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom.

In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain.

And Darius the Median took the kingdom, being about threescore and two years old.

Daniel 5: 25-31 (KJV)

“We refuse to let our knowledge, however limited, be informed by your ignorance, however vast.”

― David Ray Griffin

 

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Step Right on Up Folks! Let’s join Nebuchadnezzar, Belshazzar, Nero and Domitian, in a Celebration of Exceptionalist Empire!

     44 years ago, I fell in love for the first time one summer, with a physically beautiful girl from Dallas, Texas.  We met in Iran, at an Armenian Church Festival still held in the northwestern part of that great country in summertime. Her father and mine worked for two different aerospace companies there in the days of the Pahlavi Dynasty. It was an idyllic odyssey in the beginning.  The ending proved to be very different.

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Qara Kelisa, St. Thaddeus Church in northwestern Iran.

     Some six months later, after winning a Super Bowl betting pool at my university near the Chicago Loop, I used part of the money to travel to Dallas for a visit.  The end result was that I discovered I’d been fooled by external beauty and the Texas accent and the rest of the sheer externals that went with this young woman.  I was devastated at the time, and later told my college roommate who picked me up outside the Windy City after a return airport shuttle ride that the person I encountered in Dallas was not even the same person I felt I knew in Iran.  Moral of the story:  When one is fooled by that which disables thought, reflection, and critical evaluation, deception is well on its way to taking place.  Look deeper.  Search.  Let time sort out truth from untruth, true beauty from concealed ugliness, good from evil.  That is an excellent truism and maxim, whether one is talking about the choice of a romantic companion and potential marriage partner, to the evaluation of a political leader or Empire in history.  How did our Lord Jesus Christ put it in the Olivet Discourse?  When it comes to deception, we are to “watch” and “wait.”

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The Lord Jesus Christ on Deception before His Second Coming:  Watch and Wait.

   There is a corollary moral to the story:  Loving a person or a country leaves us susceptible to mythologies about them, self-created or otherwise.  Mythologies often blind the smitten to the truth.  In the case of the mythologies surrounding the American Empire, blindness to the truth has taken on new levels of deception entering the realm of the demonic in history.  The results just since September 11th, 2001 have been all too evident–except for those still living in mythological delusions synthesized with the accompanying ability to justify anything, no matter how evil.

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The United States supports Wahhabic extremists in Syria murdering Christians.  America is “One Nation Under God?”

     The American Empire clearly now has 5th stage terminal cancer, as my ill-fated romance in Iran did all those many years ago.  All of the signs are there, ranging from the over-extension of military commitments, the ignition of wars that have nothing to do with self-defense of the homeland, a national debt that David Stockman believes will stand at $40 trillion in the next decade, the ongoing development of an American Domestic Police State which threatens the Constitution and Bill of Rights, the absolute power of the Israeli Lobby over our most critical institutions, the wholesale legalization of abortion-on-demand since January of 1973, and the collective embrace in American society of every brand of moral and sexual perversion imaginable, culminating in the Obergefell decision by the United States Supreme Court.  Then Vice President Joseph Biden correctly attributed and credited this pivotal moment and revolutionary change in American society and mores to a certain group of people.  I agreed with Biden on this and said so on Iran’s Press TV at the time.  The only difference was that Biden saw this as a wonderful advance in increasingly progressive American and Western societies (read “anti-Christian” and “Culturally Marxist.”) . On the polar opposite side, I saw and see it as the targeted and revolutionary destruction of everything involving the historic influence of various types of Christianity and natural law in American institutions since the late 18th century.  The Jerusalem Post pilloried me, even though they covered Biden’s public statements on the subject in Israel to great acclaim.  You can figure why.

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Vice President Joseph Biden on Moral and Cultural Revolution in the United States.

     Which brings us to this 4th of July 2018. As an American who has witnessed the metastasizing of 5th stage cancer in the Empire since the 1960s, I must freely admit that the three holidays in this country which produce the most sadness and profound depression for me at this stage of my life are the 4th of July, Veterans’ Day, and Memorial Day.  Donald Jeffries covers the bases on many of my feelings today at Lew Rockwell in an essay entitled Our Plastic Patriotism.  Suffice it to say that cardboard patriots in Star-Spangled Attire mouthing platitudes about “freedom” not only fail to understand that Washington, Adams, and Jefferson would not even recognize what this country has become internationally or domestically, but proceed to a mindless and terrifying embrace of the notion that utilizing the American military as a Regime Change Janissary force for Israel, the banks, and the multinational oil, gas, and mineral consortiums is a laudable thing.  Starting a war of aggression with Russia utilizing NATO would be just terrific by these folks.

     Jefferson knew otherwise.  Even a cursory look at his writings reveals his grasp of the truism that a country involved perpetually in foreign wars of aggression has a government also bent on destroying the liberties of its domestic population. And yet the flag waving and mindless chants of  USA!USA! on this day fail to grasp the dark truth that the United States is the leading nation on the face of the earth in the exportation of the instruments of death and the accompanying ideology of preemptive wars for the promotion of usury, sodomy, Palestinian land theft, and World Government eventually culminating in the appearance of Antichrist.

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American Evangelicals, the 4th of July, and American “Independence” and “Freedom.”

     Just a few days before this fateful 4th of July, I encountered a young man at an exercise gym near Randolph AFB in the Alamo City, also known as Military Town USA.  After identifying himself as a member of an Evangelical Baptist Church in San Antonio (read “pro-Zionist” and “pro-Empire“), he proceeded to engage me in conversation on several political subjects that pertain to these very issues.  I told him of some of my past appearances in recent years on Press TV available on YouTube and elsewhere, and jotted down a random sample of some of my articles and interviews in the last decade which include The Closing of the Zionist Mind;  Memorial Day from San Antonio: The Final Resting Place of Marquis J. McCants and the Death of the American Republic; Patmos, The Emperor Worship Cultus, and The American Sniper; Why We’re Finished; FDR and Pearl Harbor: The Primer for the Zionist Assault on the American Republic and the Nation of Iran; Mark Dankof’s Final Word on Michael Collins Piper’s Final Judgment on Israel and the Assassination of JFK; a review of The Real Lincoln; a past radio show on Israel and 9-11; a conversation with Iran’s Kourosh Ziabari on this latter topic; an interview with the Tasnim News Agency of Iran on Western duplicity, and interviews with everyone from David Duke to Bedros Hajian of Armenian Christian television in Los Angeles. I also included a couple of articles I thought an Evangelical might actually warm up to, including The Church of Smyrna Speaks to the Confessing Church of Christ in This Darkening Hour; and An Overview of Jonah as Prototypical Primer for Catacomb Church and Homeschool Study.  For good measure, I threw in a graduate paper of mine on Dispensationalism, just to challenge his eschatology.

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A warning to the West and the United States.

 

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Evangelicals against the New World Order and Cultural Marxism: Putin’s Russia is Their Ally. When will they figure this out?

     Our chat became particularly spirited when the subject of Russia came up.  He initiated this. It was fascinating to see that this young Evangelical Baptist’s perception of both President Putin specifically and Russia generally was taken right off the 3×5 note cards of either Hillary Clinton or William Kristol. I explained that in my view, Russia was not only a post-Communist society coming out of a 70 year tragedy, but that Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church were jointly leading the country into a pre-Bolshevik spiritual, moral, and political renaissance based on Christianity.  I went on to say that Putin’s Russia was the last and best bastion against the New World Order itself, deliberately targeted by globalist forces for this very reason. Using his smart phone, I pointed him to both Russia Insider and Russian Faith as necessary alternatives to American Mainstream Media (MSM) for his careful consideration.   As we parted, I reminded him of Francis Bacon’s famous dictum:  “Read, not to believe and take for granted; nor to contradict and confute; but to weigh and consider.”

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     I ran into him again at the gym on July 3rd.  He seemed nervous, distant, even slightly hostile.  I greeted him on my way to the jacuzzi after my floor workout.  He later caught up with me there but didn’t seem to be the gregarious sort he had been some 72 hours before.  When I inquired as to how he was doing, he suddenly came out with, “My father and my pastor told me to stay away from you and stop reading and listening to these things.  They said you must be some sort of Communist.

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Mark Dankof and Vladimir Putin meet secretly at a Russian bar in San Antonio during the 2016 election campaign.

     I was trying to keep an Old Right Prophet’s straight face when I said, “You know, kid, your father and pastor are wise and cautious fellows.  They’re just trying to protect you from concluding that worship of Jesus and Old Glory may not be one and the same thing.  That would be a shame after all the work they’ve done in educating you to ‘know the truth, the truth which shall make you free.'” (John 8:32).  The young man never detected the amused sarcastic intent.  I parted with him with a sincere handshake and a smile.  Maybe he is on the beginning of a journey that will take him to a better vantage point in this present life, and the next one.

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St. Polycarp of Smyrna, rejecting Emperor Worship and the Synagogue of Satan (Revelation 2:9) for Jesus Christ and Jesus Christ Only, Forever and Ever.

    And at the end of July 4th, 2018, I take one lesson away from all of this.  If one is indeed encouraged in matters of truth, theology, culture, politics, war, and history to read and to think, to weigh and consider critically from any and all sources of information and knowledge available, it may in fact quite rightly be perceived as a most dangerous and subversive concept. It is apparently considered inherently suspicious by the Citizens of these United States on this hallowed day of Flag Waving and Caesar Worship.

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A Communist with Patron Membership in the NRA and Life Membership in the Texas State Rifle Association blazes away with an AR-15 in Idaho, November 2010

     After all, the person making the recommendation might just be some sort of Godless Communist deliberately missing the parades and the stadium fly overs.

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Two Communists shake hands in San Antonio in 1995.

 

(Mark Dankof is a Lutheran clergyman, radio broadcaster, and past contributor to Press TV, the International Christian Family Network in Los Angeles, the American Free Press, Veterans Today with Jonas E. Alexis, and the Tasnim News Agency of Iran.)

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Written by Mark Dankof

July 8, 2018 at 11:17 am

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