Sunday, September 04, 2022

Alliance of Civilizations Plan of Action for the Safeguarding of Religious Sites

 

By Richard Peterson

This September marks the third anniversary of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations launching its Plan of Action for the Safeguarding of Religious Sites.  First, a brief introduction for those not yet familiar with the Alliance.

The UN Alliance of Civilizations is an initiative which was introduced in 2005 by Spain and Turkey. Its political origins date farther back. The Alliance’s declared purpose is to combat polarization and extremism worldwide in order to counter the “clash of civilizations” and negate it with a partnership among civilizations. The Alliance is said to be the “mother tongue” of the UN system. It is a primary component of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy. The Security Council’s statement on the Partnership Among Civilizations reads “this partnership will represent a powerful response to those who feed on exclusion and arrogantly claim the sole ownership of truth.” (A/60/341–S/2005/567, September 2005)

Intercultural and interfaith dialogue are the primary instruments the Alliance utilizes to advance its agenda. The Plan of Action for the protection of religious sites emphasizes interfaith dialogue as a means to combat terror. A significant aspect of  the Plan  of Action is the worldwide mappings of religious sites and institutions. Last month, in collaboration with the UN Satellite Center, the Alliance published the  first fruits of this endeavor as it published an interactive map of religious sites throughout Sweden.


Should one accept at face value what is written within the Plan of Action it may sound reasonable. It is difficult to quarrel with a plan which proposes the safeguarding of religious adherents from terrorist attacks. The expressed values of human rights, democracy, peace, the rule of law are ones most would embrace. But what if the language is a veneer which conceals an entirely different political platform? I have written critical assessments of the Alliance of Civilizations since 2006 so I propose there exists an underlying agenda which looks entirely different.

The primary composition of the Alliance is the High Representative and the High Level Group of eminent religious scholars.

During the 2006 Alliance Doha Debates, High Level group members were asked to define extremism for the rest of the world. This definition becomes important as one assesses the Alliance since extremism – the root cause of terrorism – is the target. John Esposito defined extremism as one who believes his or her religious beliefs to be right and another’s to be wrong. That individual, he said, has adopted the “theology of hate.”  The late Archbishop Desmond Tutu defined extremism as those who hold their [religious] views exclusive. The Alliance of Civilizations is especially hostile towards Christianity.

Now align the Alliance’s definition of extremist thought with the words of Jesus in John 14:6:  “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” 

High Level Group member Karen Armstrong lectures that religion has been hijacked by religious extremists who are abusing religious texts. At the launch of her Charter for Compassion (an interlocking initiative with the Alliance), she proposed bringing together all faiths whereby guidelines would be written for how we are to interpret those abused scriptures. Exactly what constitutes abuse?

I once was forwarded an email from one of my New Zealand readers. The email was a response to concerns he expressed to his Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters regarding the Alliance of Civilizations. Mr. Peters assured this reader Christians had no cause for concern because the High Level Group had Christian representation, namely Karen Armstrong and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Karen Armstrong’s representation is less than stellar. In her book In the Beginning:  A New Interpretation of Genesis, Armstrong expresses theological twists of the absurd. She portrays God the Creator as a perpetual liar, the evil one, while arguing that the serpent was so much more truthful. During an interview with Share International (a voice for the occult organization Lucis Trust), Armstrong argues that Christians have  wrongfully attributed divinity to Jesus. Similarly, the late Desmond Tutu wrote in God Has a Dream, A Vision of Hope for Our Time that God gave the poor serpent a raw deal (finding himself at the end of the line there was no-one left to pass blame). The archbishop’s writing continued with the admonition that Jesus was never bodily resurrected.

As I first read of the mappings of religious sites, my first thoughts were that ultimately this will serve to subjugate religions. Preceding the 2005 Alliance of Civilizations launch, hearings were held to determine the shape of the initiative. (Note that Lucis Trust was a participant.)  The outcome document envisions a future where religions be held accountable to an overarching authority:  “religions and the institutions that represent them cannot be banned from the public sphere but must be brought in under the leadership of the international civil bodies when it comes to questions concerning mutual recognition, universal justice, and lasting peace.”  Literature from other interlocking initiatives envision the same. One such initiative is the OSCE:  the Organization for Security and Cooperation of Europe. The OSCE is an Alliance of Civilizations implementation partner. The United States is an OSCE signatory nation as well as an Alliance Partner.

While serving as Spain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2007, Miguel Angel Moratinos also chaired the OSCE.  The OSCE’s Annual Report focused on counterterrorism by means of interreligious and intercultural dialogue. The report’s concluding remarks include:


“However, claims to exclusive truth and absoluteness threaten to damage or even wreck the dialogue of religions. Believers and religious leaders often fear a weakening of their own religious sensibilities if other faiths are accepted as potential pathways to “ultimate truths.” The insistence on the exclusivity of a single true way to salvation devalues other religious paths and makes dialogue considerably more difficult. Respect and tolerance with regard to other religions is, however, a fundamental prerequisite for interreligious dialogue and co-operation. And yet real respect begins when I can assert my own personal religious truths for myself while accepting another’s differing religious truth and conviction as authoritative and valid without restrictions for him.”

Miguel Angel Moratinos presently holds the position of High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations.

In his book Signs of Christ, Lucis Trust initiate Harold Balyoz wrote of the coming new world religion:  

“formerly one said: ‘And my spirit rejoiceth in God, my Savior.’  Now you will say:  ‘And my spirit rejoiceth in God, thy Savior’. . . Solemnly do I say that therein is salvation. ‘Long live thy God!’  So you will say to everyone; and exchanging Gods, you will walk to the One…Thus, find the God of each one and exalt Him.”

Several years have passed since I last wrote of the Alliance of Civilizations. The purpose of this piece is to remind readers that while the initiative may have diluted its public profile, it has not gone away. The Plan of Action illustrates it has strengthened. 



Monday, August 08, 2022

Human Digital Twins

by Richard Peterson 

Earlier this year I read a news article which reported on the European Union’s plans to construct a full digital replica of the Earth to be completed by 2030. The replica incorporates a technology called digital twins which essentially is a virtual copy of any object. One may think of these objects primarily as a noun:  a person, place, or thing.

As I read the article, I recalled World Economic Forum founder Klaus Schwab’s words that in the near future we should expect a fusion between our technological and biological worlds.

Digital twin technology is commonly used in manufacturing facilities. Take, for example, a cutting machine which has been fitted with sensors that continually feeds data to a target computer. The target computer creates a virtual copy of its source whereby, over time, the replica is able to predict what impact different variables (e.g., speed of operation, material types cut, maintenance schedule, etc.) would have on the machine. Digital twin technology helps to anticipate the behavior of the cutting machine and helps prevent issues related to malfunctions.

A great deal of literature exists which proposes extending digital twin technology to humans. The sensors discussed range from eyeglasses which interact with the Metaverse to cell phones, and, ultimately, sensors embedded within the human body. The World Economic Forum expects digital twin technology will extend to humans.  What if salvation of the earth includes making every human on earth an input?


A digital profile of you most likely exists today. Have you ever questioned why, after conducting online research for a product – a lawn mower for example – that over the next several days lawn mower ads fill your browser? Or perhaps wondered if Seri had eavesdropped on your conversation because ads related to something you had just discussed begin to appear in your online feeds? Coincidence? Maybe. Maybe not. Should we find this to be invasive we are able to turn off our computers and put down our phones.

Back in April I had expressed concerns about human digital twinning in a blog post which I did not publish. Later that July I reconsidered posting it as I read the World Economic Forum had partnered with China to digitally transform the world’s cities through use of digital twin technology.

Then last week this article – Biology meets AI – reminded me of the direction digital twin technology appears to be headed.  (The World Economic Forum’s session the article refers to may be found here along with news coverage here.) 

Since digital twin technology continues to appear in my news feeds, I decided to publish the piece I originally wrote on the EU’s Destination Earth:

Destination Earth & the Human Digital Twin

 I recently noticed a news article which sparked my attention:  EU to develop a digital twin of Earth to better predict climate impact.  The same was reported by the World Economic Forum a year ago.  The mention that human activity would be a data input raised in my mind some questions.


Since I work in the field of information technology, I am familiar with the digital twin as it pertains to manufacturing machinery. A digital twin may be thought of as a virtualization of a real world physical object. IBM describes the digital twin as such:

 

“A digital twin is a virtual model designed to accurately reflect a physical object. The object being studied — for example, a wind turbine — is outfitted with various sensors related to vital areas of functionality. These sensors produce data about different aspects of the physical object’s performance, such as energy output, temperature, weather conditions and more. This data is then relayed to a processing system and applied to the digital copy.”  


“Once informed with such data, the virtual model can be used to run simulations, study performance issues and generate possible improvements, all with the goal of generating valuable insights — which can then be applied back to the original physical object.”

 

Another area where the utilization of digital twin technology is useful is in health care where medical professionals have the ability to monitor patients’ implanted devices and take early action should the digital twin alert them of a potential issue.

 

What if this technology were to be extended to humans making our virtual selves inputs for other twins?  To a degree, this is already happening absent the biometric unique identifier - yet.

 

Futurist Jan Amkreutz in his book Digital Spirit writes extensively about the human digital twin and how its use will develop a collective consciousness and advance human evolution. 


Amkreutz’s “writes that the sensory interface between humans and their digital twins will be one which eliminates devices (p. 178) and also:

 

                The meaning of technology that connects human thought and digital knowledge, or the physical me and my DT [digital twin], on a higher level of understanding goes deeper than mere 'convenience', because ultimately this type of research will lead to a seamless connection of human thinking and digeality. The most 'user-friendly' computer interface is no interface at all. We are working to do just that…” (p. 329)

 

And again:

 

             Finally, biological evolution created a species that could manipulate its environment and had some rational faculties, and now the cutting edge of evolution actually changed from biological evolution into something carried out by one of its own creations, Homo sapiens, and is represented by technology. In the next epoch this species that ushered in its own evolutionary process - that is, its own cultural and technological evolution, as no other species has - will combine with its own creation and will merge with its technology. At some level that's already happening, even if most of us don't necessarily have them yet inside our bodies and brains, since we're very intimate with the technology - it's in our pockets. We've certainly expanded the power of the mind of the human civilization through the power of its technology. We are entering a new era. I call it "the Singularity." It's a merger between human intelligence and machine intelligence that is going to create something bigger than itself. It's the cutting edge of evolution on our planet.” (p. 377)

 

Amkreutz book, whether or not he intended it, issues a warning:

 

“Digitally controlled 'smart' weapons and digitally guided weapon carriers will know and recognize their trajectories and their targets. . .Digital algorithm, the products of simulation and programming, will make the need for human judgment on the battlefield the exception rather than the rule. That would leave the war in the hands of a few human conductors of an orchestra of digital twins. No logistics for the physical movement of troops, no supply lines to protect: just a clean 'surgical procedure that eliminates the enemy. What happens, however, when the enemy has the same digital capability? Where are the living soldiers to eliminate? Who is the enemy? Civilians that have the wrong mindset?” (p. 386)

 I expect what I view as a warning may be another person’s positive.

 How close are digital twins to becoming reality? The World Economic Forum envisions a fusion between the digital and biological worlds. The WEF is working with China to help with the urban transformation of cities, i.e., smart cities.   One of the more overt portrayals of the human digital twin originates from China’s Anyang Institute of Technology which closely resembles Jan Amkreutz writings of the Digital Spirit.

 The European Commission indicates that Destination Earth or DestinE  is the product of two initiatives, the Green Deal and the Digital Strategy: 

 

Destination Earth is at the crossroads between two major European endeavours: the Green Deal and the Digital Strategy. The initiative will contribute to achieving the objectives of the twin transition, green and digital.”

 A component of the Commission’s Digital Strategy is to establish a personal digital twin for every European citizen.  An attendee (by invitation only) of the Commission-organized workshop – MyDigitalTwin: Trusted Personal Digital Twins in a Transformed Society – summarized outcomes which include:

 

“Personal Digital Twins are seen as providing a new technological edge by creating a digital alter-ego to all citizens, the ‘other digital me’.”

 

“PDTs are also considered instrumental in the fostering of Smart Cities and Local Digital Twins (usually clusters of DT mirroring a specific, local, reality).”

 

“The EU Next Generation and the Green/Digital Transition Strategies: data and their leverage both by institutions and single citizens are a must to support the transition.”


One aspect of the human digital twin is a relationship between self-measurement and social credit score systems. 



In the EU there exists a carbon reduction app which rewards citizens for behavior modification. The EU is known for its “carrot and stick” approach. What happens as people decide to opt out of digitization? What happens as the digital twinning of humans goes global?



Wednesday, July 20, 2022

John Fetzer, "Social Emotional Learning" - Jennifer McWilliams

 I'm slowly and hopefully on the medical mend.  It has been a rough past 3 months which included 17 days of hospitalization.  Many thanks for your prayers and kind words.

I've just discovered online work directed against Social Emotional Learning by Jennifer McWilliams.  I don't know much about her yet -- would love to talk to her -- but she gives vital information on one of the methods the New Age Movement is attempting to advance its agenda.  I've found two videos and other material from her that is worth studying and considering.  She has traced it to the Fetzer Institute of which I have written much about previously on this blogspot.

Constance

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Prayer Request for Constance

 



Let's please continue to keep Constance in our prayers.  She has had a very bumpy week as she was admitted into the hospital in serious condition.  Today when I talked with her she sounded like she had gained some energy and a bit more like herself.   When she returns home I'll ask her to provide details of what she would like to share. 

Rich


Wednesday, June 01, 2022

Javier Solana: Still Relevant Stakeholder in Global Governance?

 by Co-Host, Richard Peterson (our long time time "Rich of Medford")

After reading some of the blog comments ridiculing the research time spent on Javier Solana, I felt compelled to respond.

Javier Solana is a high profile European diplomat. Solana’s curriculum vitae is extensive. Some of the more notable positions of which he was incumbent include Spain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs 1992 – 1995; NATO Secretary General 1995 – 1999;  Secretary General of the Council of the European Union and EU High Representative from 1999 – 2009; Secretary General of the Western European Union 1999 – 2009.

Javier Solana’s tenure as Secretary General of the Western European Union (WEU) is one which garnered the attention of several global governance researchers (myself included). In her book The Western European Union, Sally Rohan opens with the question what was the role of this short lived institution? The answer is this ten-nation military alliance served to develop the European Union’s military architecture which was purposefully kept at a polite distance from the integration process. The Council of Europe was tasked with the integration process.

Javier Solana is the chief architect of the European Security and Defence Policy, an apparatus which later was transferred into the European Union which now is known as the Common Security and Defense Policy. The Lisbon Treaty references this architecture as it remains in place to this day.

An aspect of the WEU framework which was adopted by the Council of Ministers is the transfer of power mechanism – Recommendation 666 – whereby emergency powers are given to the High Representative in the event of a crisis. The position of High Representative, created under Section 666 of the Europa code, was to be filled by an individual having a strong political profile and backed by credible operational capabilities so that a cohesive EU strategy would be applied foremost to Russia, and secondarily the Ukraine and Mediterranean regions.

All of the above is ample rationale for the continued observation of both the position of High Representative as well as the chief architect of the EU’s military apparatus.

The current appointee to the High Representative position is Josep Borrell.

It has been reported that Josep Borrell regularly consults with Solana on matters of foreign policy. Whether or not this is the case, their messages appear to be  harmonized. Before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine both men had voiced the solution needed to be derived from European diplomacy. This did not happen as the United States sidelined EU diplomacy citing its weak foreign policy. Both Solana and Borrell since have advocated for China to become the conflict’s mediator. Solana has long called for China to assume a leading role in global governance.


What’s disturbing is China’s assessment and proposed solution to the current crisis:  it is the US-led NATO which is problematic and that Europe needs to complete its security architecture by achieving strategic autonomy.  China calls for Europe sideline the United States and incorporate Russia into European security architecture which is what French President Macron had envisioned would be a counter-balance to US hegemony.

Both Borrell and Solana are working to achieve European strategic autonomy. While Solana says he does not envision Europe separating from the NATO security arrangements, he has articulated a vision of European control of NATO assets.


Solana’s work in formulating EU foreign and militarization policies has not diminished with his return to the private sector. He remains one of the movers and shakers of the EU’s Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) programme. Solana’s defense policy paper mentions the EU Parliament’s authority over the military architecture. There is none. The Parliament’s voice is consultative only. The paper paves ways coalitions of member states who wish to engage in military action would be able to work around the unanimity rule, i.e., through the instrument provided in the Lisbon Treaty called Enhanced Cooperation.

The Enhanced Cooperation instrument was explored several years back with the proposal that Core Defense Groups be formed so that military action would not be subject to objecting states’ vetoes. The 1999 Amsterdam Council had expressed concerns that Enhanced Cooperation could be used as a means to circumvent the Council of Ministers and warned that it should never be used in defense policy as that would be dangerous.

Solana presently chairs an initiative called ENGAGE – Envisioning a New Governance Architecture for a Global Europe – which is a consortium of legal experts brought together to explore the EU treaties and to form a legal basis to overcome the “bipolarity” of EU external actions.  In other words, while they pay lip service to unanimity, the intent is to find avenues to circumvent it.

On March 22, Solana addressed the conference hosted by the European Parliament Office in Barcelona entitled “2022 The Year of European Defense” where he called for the further development of the EU’s military capabilities. Soon thereafter, some Members of European Parliament (MEPs) warned of the dangers associated with the EU’s current militarization trajectory. MEP Ozlem Demirel said “the speed with which all this has now happened clearly shows that nothing has been thought up and decided upon on an ad hoc basis. We are talking about arming programmes that have been ready to go for a long time and which the EU is now taking advantage of the situation for.”

MEP Hannah Neumann’s assessment  that the EU Parliament is shut out of defense decisions reflects an understanding of the Parliament’s powerlessness over military matters.



Notwithstanding Solana’s calls for China to assume more of a leading role in global governance, some of his statements on the Ukraine conflict sound perfectly rational:  that the West is now experiencing the consequences for the false promise of Ukraine’s entry into NATO; that the world cannot afford a third world war with nuclear weapons; and that the Ukraine conflict can end only with a diplomatic agreement.


Solana acknowledges that at the present time he is not in a position to negotiate the diplomatic solution. Perhaps he is to remain in the private sector and only effect change without the backing of credible capabilities.  Nevertheless, the current High Representative position carries the weight of the architecture Solana designed should the Council or a Core Defense Group activate one particular instrument from their toolkit.

Before the Russian invasion, one article I found of interest is this piece published by the Kyiv Post:


Here the writer expresses the opinion that the EU hasn’t employed diplomats since Barroso and Solana  who are competent enough to handle Ukraine policy.  He then calls  for “a strong and serious commissioner…to be given overall responsibility for Ukraine, as Solana and Füle had.”  The writer’s perception is that Josep Borrell lacks the strength to stand up to Russia.

There are voices within the European Union who have said the EU would lead the system of global governance. In its Global Governance 2025 report, the US Office of the Director of National Intelligence  in conjunction with the EU Institute of Security Studies lays out the case that its best hope for global governance is a European launch.

Solana’s past role in global governance has been far from insignificant. Whatever his future role turns out to be, I expect it not to be minuscule.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

 Requesting Prayer

First and foremost, I am asking for prayers for Constance.  She continues to run a low grade fever which is well into its second week.  She believes this to be a reaction after receiving a Covid booster.  I know right now she is feeling pretty lousy.  Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated.

 

The Shaping of a New Economic Order

I had planned to write more in-depth about the following articles.  Unfortunately time does not permit so I’ll let the articles speak for themselves.

Recently I noticed an article about microchip implants for use for contactless payments. Considering the  geopolitical realignment currently underway as well as the competition for who will redefine the existing economic rules-based order, Windows Central’s statement comes more into focus:  “who will govern this evolving global community and economy becomes relevant. Especially since nonparticipants in this system would be unable to buy or sell goods or services. 

A digital Bretton Woods or something different?  Whichever way it goes I expect this contactless payment system will integrate with a Social Value Rewards System.

 



Former EU diplomat Alastair Crooke writes that the West’s expulsion of Russia from the SWIFT payment system was “an act of self-mutilation.” 

 


"The current military operation in Ukraine will, in due course, be relegated to the status of little more than a footnote in global history, although the all-out financial war that has erupted in Russia will be instrumental in shaping the coming new world order."

 

"US hegemony over the so-called “rules-based order” has been much more financial (rather than military). That is, an order imposed by the US threat to 'sanction' any and all offenders with a 'neutron bomb' of US Treasury bills...And on February 26, this system began to die..."

"...They act only on impulse. We know this because both the Fed and the ECB reported that they were not consulted about the confiscation of gold or the expulsion of seven Russian banks from the SWIFT financial clearing system. And they clarified that, if consulted, they would have opposed both movements."

 

The International Institute for Middle East and Balkan Studies writes the Ukraine war is a prelude to the emergence of a new international order.


“It is important to emphasize that this is not a traditional war, nor a conflict between two states over disputed territory, nor a pre-election propaganda, but a war of an entirely different kind. This war is a first step on the path to establishment of a new order in international relations, that is a new division of spheres of influence at the global level.”

 

“The developments in Ukraine represent the beginning of the end of the existing world order…Put succinctly, the current developments are a prelude to the emergence of a new international order.”

 

The EU is flexing its muscle to dissuade China from siding with Russia. Meanwhile Russia and China profess to speak with “one voice.”


All of this is consistent with new age expectations that the forces of the old age would clash and from it would rise the new. But we know that’s not how things pan out.


Sunday, April 10, 2022

Deception is at an all time high - Ukraine, Qanon, Trump cult

 Donald Trump spoke in Michigan a week ago.  I viewed the livestream presentation last Sunday afternoon.  It was hard to stomach.  He spoke again last night in Selma, North Carolina and his groupies such as Mike Lindell, the woman running for governor of Arizona on a Trump ticket were present.  At the Michigan event in Washington, Michigan on March 2nd, he announced his "RINO" (translated:  anybody who raises an eyebrow at Donald Trump) hitlist.  Two Michigan Congressmen Peter Meijer and Fred Upton were included.  The next day Upon announced his retirement and Trump has been  boasting about his success in chasing them from the political scene.  Brave Liz Cheney is on his list.  He already chased Adam Kinzinger away, but don't count Kinzinger out.  He has formed a brave Country First PAC (Political Action Committee.

I've written before about the LOVE JOY TRUMP book that clearly includes unashamedly blatant New Age themes and proclamations such as Trump is ushering in the Age of Aquarius, the Millennial Reign of Christ, and Gaia worship.  This should be shocking to anybody knowing specifics about the New Age Movement and their Bible.  I'm bothered by how little it is disturbing Evangelicals and some Catholics who once professed to know better.

I believe Trump is consciously operating out of the old Nazi/Hitler   playbook.  He has declared that if he is re=elected President in 2024 he will pardon those charged and convicted with the Capitol invasion on January 6, 2021.  He is running efforts to take control of the election machinery from the bottom up - precinct workers, clerks, public officials, judges and putting those in power who will reaffirm his big lie that he was elected by a landslide in 2020 but the "Bit Steal" intervened.  He is holding frequent large scale rallies that in some ways remind me of Munich spectacles.  

Brannon Howse has made probably an excellent living parroting the information I pioneered on the New Age Movement and its ramifications for Christians.  For that, I have no complaint, although I think it strange that he never attempted to make contact with me.  As those of you who hav e, you know that I  pick up my phone and am willing to generously share information and sources.

Now,  Brannon Howse and Mike Lindell have worked together in recent history.  Brannon Howse certainly knows enough about the New Age Movement to have set Mike Lindell straight.  Even a cursory glance at LOVE JOY TRUMP that Lindell forwarded and probably paid for the publication would have clearly shown Mr. Howse that Mike Lindell and the cohorts writing that book were either New Age activists and/or had followed into its trap. Why did he obviously not set Lindell straight?  I bluntly have to assume that Mike Lindell's money was more important to Brannon Howse than Mike Lindell's soul!

What about Qanon?

Qanon is obviously alive and well on Planet Earth.  A Trump enrosed Secretary of State candidate for michigan Kristine Karamo spoke to a recent Michigan Republic Club  meeting on the second Wednesday of March, 2022.  I was present, seated near the font and given the mike to question her.  I expressed my fears and concerns to her about Qanon and itss possible spread to the Michigan Trump circles.  She told the entire room she knew little or nothing about Qanon.  I wa shocked even before I learned the full truth because she claims to have a master's degree in Apologetics.  It is impossible in my opinion to be in that field and not be aware of Qanon.

Yesterday, another candidate for the same office, a Michigan State Representative from the Upper Peninsula introduced himself to me at a small political meeting.  I was there to help notarize precinct delegate applications.  I decided to tell h im my concerns about Ms. Karamo's statements to me and the large audience of which I was a part this past week  -- our local GoGop meeting.  He was shocked at her reported lack of knowledge.  "Kristine Karamo spoke at a national Qanon Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 23, 2021 and he promptly handed me the evidence.   You can find it yourself easily on a Google / Duck Dck Go /  Bing or other internet engine search.

Bluntly, she lied.  

It is also looking to me sadly as though Archbishop Vigano is also falling into the Qanon and beyond traps including the theory that Putin is a hero trying to block the World Economic Forum and New World Order.

So much confusion -- hard to know where to start to fight it.  I am also fearful that some of you might be taken in by the Qanon cult.  We must be praying daily, "lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil."

Constance





Monday, March 21, 2022

Disgusting anti-Semitism aka anti-Khazarian -- polluting this blog spot comment section

 I have been receiving emails from one Robert Bowen that bluntly disgust and alarm me.  I fear that this mode of thinking has penetrated my blogspot to no small degree.  Repentance from all propagating this information is needed.

Today, I received abhorrent videos made by a Benjamin Fulford.  He is giving this horrible theory propagated by a New Age devotee Arthur Koestler.  Koestler was allegedly a former Communist.  He clearly turned staunchly New Age and died a New Ager in a double suicide (or was it suicide murder?) with his wife.  He was recognized as a leading New Age figure by AQUARIAN CONSPIRACY author Marilyn Ferugon.  She also mentions his important New Age book "Janus".

What I heard from Mr. Fulford was utter unthinkable and abhorrent.  He called for murdering all the "Khazars" (called the 13th Tribe by Arthur Koestler).  

From the same source, I received other materials that sicken me:  The "The Gateway Pundit", Lara Logan videos about how Putin is so very innocent and only trying to save us from the Globalist Agenda of groups such as the World Economic Forum.

Nonsense!  Only a very few short months ago, Russia signed a partnership agreement with the World Economic Forum to implement the "4th Industrial Revolution"!

Well, just for the argument's sake, shall we assume that most European Jews were not "true Jews" but were Khazars -- a group allegedly converting to Judaism to avoid other unpleasant circumstances?

Well, if that be the case, I want to go shake their hands for bravely undergoing the extreme persecution that Hitler meted out.

I am not going to allow my blogspot to be used to propagate theories calling for a "final solution" and "war against the Khazars."      Tbe sickening videos I viewed by Mr. Fulford were on the Rumble video site -- a site connected to the Gateway Pundit and its owner Jim Hoft.

The Gateway Pundit seems to have no problems with the Russian invasion of the Ukraine nor with the  United States Capitol insurrection of January 6, 2021.   I have plenty of problems with both as all decent folks should!

Enough said!

CONSTANCE



Thursday, February 24, 2022

Has World War III Begun? It looks ominously as it has. "Eve of Destruction" over and over again . . .





 Today is a very grave day in the history of our world.  Frankly, I wasn't as upset about the two Russian speaking territories in the Ukraine (Donetsk and Luhansk) -- the inhabitants of those regions appeared to be celebrating on Youtube clips I watched yesterday.  Inhabitants were walking in their city appearing perfectly relaxed -- or at least they gave that impression.  But, the full scale bombings, air strafing, and destruction that went into the rest of the Ukraine, including its Capitol city, Kiev, was clearly an exercise in barbarity of the worst sort.



My prayers are with all those adversely affected by these actions.  I'm also sharing with you an old Barry McGuire youtube video song -- Eve of Destruction,  It seems very pertinent today. 

I fear that this could well be the start of World War III.  Putin has threatened swift retaliation against any foreign power interfering with his invasion.  There are those inside Russia who were also horrified and bravely demonstrating against it.  I've been watching Al Jazeera's Youtube channel which has had fairly extensive coverage of the events.  Rich of Medford recommended it as a somewhat better source of relatively unbiased coverage.  There was reporting there that anti-war protestors in Russia had been arrested.

Often I have suspected we might be in the time of the Biblical seals of Revelation opening.  The 4th seal was the Rider on the Pale Horse.  Disease, fightings killings were shown there as taking many lives on Earth.  The pandemic has remained upon us with still many, many serious illnesses and deaths since early 2020.  New variants of that disease continue to appear.  Recently, it was announced there was a serious new and highly contagious variant plaguing Denmark.  All the other forms and variants quickly spread.  This one will probably do  so likewise here and abroad.

Such a sobering time and so many things happening.  We need to remember what time it is and to put our trust in the Lord.

Stay in prayer and stay tuned!

Constance





Tuesday, January 11, 2022

John Earl Fetzer, The Fetzer Institute, Benjamin Creme, the 1980s and NOW

Some of you blogspot readers and participants have thought the activities of the richly endowed, financed and highly networked activities of the Fetzer Foundation are now irrelevant.  That is hardly the case.  Those who received the disinformation of some Evangelical circles such as Walter Martin and Tal Brooke believe that few of importance had real plans during the 1980s and have them for now to take out the Christian world.  Again, clearly not true.  There is now a highly public campaign of which the Fetzer Institute is now a major player to make the very ugliest plans of "The Christ is Now Here" proponents of the 1980s happen now.  They are so very confident that they will now succeed whereas in May 1982 they had a major disappointment because now, "a majority of people are SBNR -- 'spiritual but not religious.'"

The Fetzer Institute and its components, including the John B. Fetzer Memorial Trust Fund, have freely published and are extolling as good and necessary just about everything of which I warned starting in 1981, Benjamin Creme and all.  For example, here is one they now have on their "Spiritual Library" in the form of an interview by Fetzer Institute Executive, Bruce Fetzer, a former Baptist Christian from Raleigh, North Carolina, who is the nephew of founder John Earl Fetzer (1901-1991).  For the record, John Earl Fetzer, a former Seventh Day Adventist, was the person in charge of censorship for World War II and post events surrounding Nazism -- probably the one who kept news of Hitler's occultism so long bottled up; the enormously wealthy owner of many radio, tv, and cable stations.  He left his entire huge fortune and the income it would engender from investments to making his dream of the New Age, complete with a new world financial system, a new world religion, and a new "Christ" who admittedly was not Jesus to happen as quickly as possible.

Even this past Sunday, the CBS 60 Minute program had a segment on one of these "feel good" everybody love everybody across political lines.  It had a look and a feel to it, encouraging "facilitation," and I promptly googled it along with "Fetzer Institute" and bingo -- it was a Fetzer Institute funded program.  It is in the workshops, the 'facilitation,' the 'meditations', where people go into their altered states that cause the New Age desired 'paradigm shifts' that cause the shifts in world view that they hope will lead to the acceptance of a "new gospel" that very clearly isn't.   What is really being done with 'facilitation' is "initiation" -- hoped for initiation into their 'occult mysteries' that could well cost participants their very souls, as it most likely cost John Earl Fetzer his own soul.

Here is what I just found in the Fetzer archives this morning (copyrighted 2018 material) vis a vis even the extremes of Benjamin Creme and 'The Reappearance of the Christ" in statements by Bruce Fetzer himself:

The other thing I think needs to be elaborated on is that, in the history, at least in the archives as well as in some of the oral histories, there’s a fair amount of discounting of the 80’s and that John was trying to build in terms of creating a direct relationship between the upper and the lower. By that I mean the hierarchy and the physical, the inner life and the outer life. Here is a book, I brought a couple of selections here. Not all of the library that John gave me to read, but this is one of the books from Benjamin Creme called The Reappearance of the Christ and the Masters of Wisdom. It’s an interesting book because it’s one that John read as well. What it does is describe the relationship between the Masters and the hierarchy and the Christ Consciousness, and its application in the physical realm. The manifestation in this physical presence. It’s important as an independent reference, because the channelings with Jim Gordon talk very directly about the White Brotherhood, which is a council of Masters working with the Institute in the early days. John very much believed that there was a higher order to the universe that was giving direction to him to inspire the Institute, to carry on this inspiration in dynamic ways in the future, without creating a religion, by the way.''




This interview was not ancient history.  It was recorded by Bruce  Fetzer on July 6, 2011 and considered signficant enough to the Institute's aggressive work to be there now.

Reading and listening (a handy feature of Microsoft's EDGE Browser to read documents out loud) to other Fetzer library on live archived and searchable interviews,  I learn that on March 10, 1982 John Earl Fetzer was eagerly awaiting the 'cleansing action' where many of us would 'disappear' or be sent to 'another dimension'.  On April 25, 1982, his channeler, Jim Gordon, sent Fetzer a letter of congratulations -- the very day the world wide ads ran saying 'the Christ is now here.'  May 20, 1982 was their day of great disappointment, but still their work to implement this anti-God vision continues with force as they strive to honor John Earl Fetzer's vision.  I have learned that Michigan judges have been placed in Fetzer funded 'facilitation operations' and I'm sure it is a very small step towards forcing all us Michigan lawyers into same as part of "Continuing Legal Education."

So much is happening on so many fronts, but the Fetzer operation is a very important front.

Stay tuned!

Constance

Sunday, December 26, 2021

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano warns of New World Religion dangers - Guest article by Richard Peterson

To my readers:  Our long-time "Rich of Medford" known in real life as Richard Peterson and I have held many long and serious conversations on New World Religion developments.  One of the three main goals of the New Age Movement that I have observed and documented starting with my discovery of same in 1981 is their push for 3 main items:  

  1. 1.  New World Order
  2.     2.  New World Religion
  3.     3.  New world messiah -- one they cheerfully for the most part admit is NOT Jesus.

Alice Bailey wrote at length in her The Externalisation of the Hierarchy about these aims.  The New World Religion and a shared belief in interconnection of everything and "the only sin is the sin of separation" were central, she said, to the world's coming acceptance of "The Reappearance of the Christ".  

Richard Peterson has rightfully observed that courageous Archbishop Vigano has been giving solemn warnings that this may now be occurring with help from the present head of the Holy See -- the Vatican -- Pope Francis.  I invited him to use my forum to convey his     perspective on Archbishop Vigano's recent statements and actions.

Stay tuned!

Constance 


Archbishop Carlo Vigano Sounds New World Religion Alarms

by Richard Peterson (Our 'Rich of Medford')

Recently Catholic Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò penned this warning that the Deep State and Church will bring about a new world religion and order.  His piece struck a chord with me.  It verbalizes much of what I had previously written regarding interfaith initiatives and religions’ role in the war against terrorism.  The Alliance of Civilizations and its implementation partners advanced themes such as religion would be used to dismantle undesirable religion; the separation of church and state would be set aside; religious exclusivists would be forever banished.

 

While I am not Catholic, both the internal and external pressures Viganò writes of soon will affect all of Christendom.   They already have.  Apostasy within Protestant denominations with its war upon fundamentalism has been fully on display for quite some time.  We need to take Viganò’s warnings seriously.  What happens within the Catholic church will reverberate across Christendom and carries with it implications for all. 

 

Are we living in the end times?  I think we are.  Sean Kelly, professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies, believes so too as he writes we are living in the end times.  His perspective is Biblical only in the sense that what he prescribes for remedy is what Revelation 13 – 14 warned us not to do.  Kelly’s book Becoming Gaia, On the Threshold of Planetary Initiation proposes a salvation rooted in technological convergence – a singularity – which will “pull the earth away from the abyss.”

 



 

Archbishop Viganò sounds the alarm that Pope Francis has engaged in a war upon the church’s traditionalists.  In this war, he says, the pope is doing what he does best:  demolition. Ubi solitudinem faciunt, pacem appellant,” making a wasteland and calling it peace:

 

“His dual role as pope and liquidator of the Catholic Church allows him on the one hand to demolish it with decrees and acts of governance, and on the other hand to use the prestige that his office entails to establish and spread the new religion over the rubble of the old one.”

 

Viango’s warning conveys a sense of urgency which I’ve similarly observed in recent writings of other Catholic traditionalists; the same sense of urgency conveyed from an era when the church experienced harsh persecution.

 

One traditionalist is Archbishop Schneider.  His piece The Gift of Filial Adoption (The Christian Faith: the only valid and the only God-willed religion) is a response to Francis’ signing of the Human Fraternity Agreement which places Christendom on equal footing with the other world religions.

 

“The Apostles and the countless Christian martyrs of all times, especially those of the first three centuries, would have been spared martyrdom, if they had said: “The pagan religion and its worship is a way, which as well corresponds to the will of God.”

 

“No authority on earth – not even the supreme authority of the Church – has the right to dispense people from other religions from the explicit Faith in Jesus Christ as the Incarnated Son of God and the only Savior of mankind with the assurance that the different religions as such are willed by God Himself. “

 

Pope Francis’ inclusiveness permeates well outside the bounds of religion itself.  Karen Armstrong of the Alliance of Civilizations, I suspect, had a sense of satisfaction as she published one of Francis’ heretical demolitions on her Charter for Compassion website that atheists need not worry about hell.  The Charter for Compassion was launched by Armstrong as a means to provide religions with “guidelines” on how we are to interpret those “religious texts which are being abused.”  Armstrong is especially hostile towards Christianity.  She attributes scriptural abuse to those who look upon Jesus as divine.   Armstrong’s theology includes  arguments such as the Biblical God is a lying God.

 

There is concern amongst Catholics that something is amiss, a sentiment recognized by Viganò:

 

 “We have come to the point that even simple people with little knowledge of doctrinal issues understand that we have a non-Catholic pope.”

 

My Catholic friends have voiced to me suspicions that Francis is the “anti-pope” whom they identity as the same false prophet from the book of Revelation.  Viganò expresses this same chilling suspicion as he critiques the new world religion and state as operating along parallel lines: 

 

“On the other hand, constructing a media version consistent with the system, to be repeated ad nauseam in order to indoctrinate the masses, is the recurring element not only in the ecclesiastical sphere but also in the political and civil sphere, so that it appears with disconcerting evidence that the deep church and deep state are nothing other than two parallel tracks which run in the same direction and have as their final destination the New World Order, with its religion and its prophet.”

 

This current condition plagues not only the Catholics but Protestants as well.  For quite some time now evangelical Christianity has engaged in a courtship with the state.  The word escorts may better describe the faith leaders who engage in such activity.

 

One need only look at some of the more prominent interfaith initiatives to observe the conjoining  of church and state.  The Abrahamic Family House, for example, is funded by the United Arab Emirates and has the full support of the Vatican and Alliance of Civilizations.  The German government and EU have reportedly contributed $37 million toward House of One’s $57 million price tag. House of One’s board has a strong political presence.

 



 

Christian Science Monitor cites a House of One’s agenda item as:

 

“It’s urgently necessary to enlighten the religious-exclusives, those people who believe their way to God is the only right way. This project forces them to question those thoughts, and to think about diversity within religion”

 

Even if we are not near the prophetic end-of-days era, Christendom appears to be headed down the same dangerous path it had travelled once before.  From history we have a range of warnings from which we may heed; from Dietrich Bonhoeffer to Mit brennender Sorge, the latter being read out from Catholic pulpits across Germany during a time of heavy persecution.

 

“Whoever exalts race, or the people, or the State, or a particular form of State, or the depositories of power, or any other fundamental value of the human community - however necessary and honorable be their function in worldly things - whoever raises these notions above their standard value and divinizes them to an idolatrous level, distorts and perverts an order of the world planned and created by God; he is far from the true faith in God and from the concept of life which that faith upholds.”

 

Today, as back then, Christendom resembles the same makings of Germany Christianity whereas the religion had only a veneer of Christianity.  Apostate and Theosophically-influenced the religion became unrecognizable.  Today, as then, I expect we’ll see a split among the faithful.

 

Archbishop Viganò’s warning suggests the hour is late.  Future messages may well resemble those from the prior era.  Again, from the encyclical: 

 

“At a time when your faith, like gold, is being tested in the fire of tribulation and persecution, when your religious freedom is beset on all sides, when the lack of religious teaching and of normal defense is heavily weighing on you, you have every right to words of truth and spiritual comfort from him whose first predecessor heard these words from the Lord: "I have prayed for thee that thy faith fail not: and thou being once converted, confirm thy brethren" (Luke xxii. 32).