Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.
1 Corinthians 3:18-20
Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi Reich Minister of Propaganda, was a master at spin. He understood well that in order to destroy an unwanted people group justifiably, you needed first to victimize and vilify them. Using the media, Jews were made out to be ignorant, warmongering, sub-human, stupid, bloodthirsty, greedy, and a clear liability to humanity. Posters and magazines like Der Sturmer (The Storm) plastered this anti-Semitic propaganda everywhere. As an example, the front page of Der Sturmer always highlighted the sentence, "Die Jude sind unser ungluck"--The Jew is our calamity. No matter where a German went they were reminded that the Jews were the cause for all of their problems. After all Goebbels clearly stated, "Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play."
Furthermore, Goebbels often stated that the repetition of a theme would eventually bring about a common belief that the theme, no matter how originally offensive, could be made acceptable to the masses. Let's put it in his words: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
The First Amendment of the American Constitution granted the press freedom to print whatever it wished. The hope was that a free press would assist in keeping America's citizens educated, informed, and that it would assist in preventing injustice from the government to the street. Yet, with this freedom comes the great responsibility to maintain its free and unhindered use to assist and build up the people and not to become a tool of wealthy, opinionated, individuals with hidden agendas and motives. In short, a free press was to be a deterrent to tyranny. Interestingly enough, it is becoming obvious to all that America's press is less than free and in control of those purposefully using media-bias to persuade the masses much as Goebbels envisioned. Many are becoming so fearful of a knowledgeable public that current steps are being taken to squelch this freedom. Consider the following article as proof that we are becoming a less free nation. U.S. ranks 47th in media freedom, org says - CBS News
It is also obvious to anyone looking that the media is becoming quite anti-Christian in its reporting. Also, being run by a clear liberal majority, it is also being used to victimize anyone with a Judeo-Christian belief system or conservative values and beliefs. As with Nazi control of the media, the best place to start is to make the targeted group look "dumb", dangerous, and a serious threat. "Now that is silly! That is not happening in America!", some may say. Is it? Consider this news article found running on many news sites today. Remember, Goebbels said, "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. "
Notice the last article? It is from Discover Magazine. The Nazis also used faulty science to make their foolishness more palatable and acceptable. The lie of a branch of science called eugenics was used to make the Nazi sub-human accusations sound legitimate. It is not surprising, then, to see a magazine like Discover linking conservatism to bad genes--this is just another old Nazi trick. Next, they will be running adds to find modern day versions of Josef Mengele. Also notice that the article vilifies anyone who seeks to call homosexuality a sin--that is the true "prejudice" they are discussing. The message is that smart people know "gay is OK".
With the flood of recent events such as the passing of the NDAA bill, the senate bill to illegalize live streaming, the rise of the TSA and other paramilitary groups, and a whole host of other warning signs, expect persecution soon. It even seems that there is a push to victimize believers amongst those in our military though the average soldier volunteered to defend our rights and not rob us of them. Church-Burning Video Used to Promote Atheist Event at Ft. Bragg | FOX News & Commentary: Todd Starnes
My friends, I am urging you to look around. This nation has changed and many seem to be working overtime to subvert it. However, there needs to be no fear. It is time to fall on our knees before God and repent! It is time to humbly seek His direction and guidance once again. We need Christ to bring renewal and revival! These are just more signs along the road that is leading to the last great confrontation of good and evil. We were warned centuries ago that the last days would be perilous times. It is time to buckle down, witness to family and friends, and prepare our hearts! Jesus Christ is Soon2Come!
If Judeo-Christian values makes you dumb, Thank GOD I am an idiot!
"We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ;"
1 Corinthians 4:10a
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