The linked article below is right to point out that McCain doesn't care about the impact of globalizing the neoliberal-economic, capitalist model. It is wrong not to understand how religion ties in with it directly.
Obama's former pastor, Jeremiah Wright, took the neoliberal-economic, capitalist model to task. McCain's pastor friends, however, laud the parasitical neoliberal-economic, capitalist model that goes in and expropriates and exports the wealth of the land, leaving the common people poorer and surrounded by pollution and worse while grossly enriching greedy-pig dictators.
Those people (antichrist the pastors), are listened to day-in-and-day-out by their followers. They receive huge backing in financial donations to spread their words. It is a huge error not to see how these things are inextricably linked.
The day before yesterday, I received an email as follows:
Comments: Dear friends,
There are dangerous distractions dividing christians and drawing them away from unifying and combining their voting power during a critical election year. Congregations are reporting devisions over 911 conspiracies and other popular contentions which frequently turn into disputes regarding the Iraq war and 911 within the house of prayer. I am writing to you because I have long forseen such negative trends growing within many believers becoming highly divisive and very dangerous.
There have been several honest investigations recently which have exposed 911 conspiracies as dangerous and miss-leading propaganda harmful to our country. Believability in such fabrications has a bewitching affect upon the minds of many christians as well as upon the minds of non christians. Such propaganda fuels a growing lack of trust for our American institutions and can turn believers against their own country or against their own ministers who refuse to support the conspiratorial spin. The negative affects I am warning about have much to do with the fact that many christians are currently being distracted away from an extremely important presidential election where leftists are contending to gain positions of power which could potentually turn our nation into an anti christian socialistic state.
Modern Leftists despise christians and are currently waging a political and media war against us. These people work tirelessly to silence the voices of faith in order to undermine christian influence and set up their left leaning Babylon. As christians are decieved into contending against Bush, Iraq, and confusion over 911 conspiracies they unknowingly assist true enemies by helping them ride easily into power without resistance. I was inspired with new understanding and seek to reveal an important message recorded in the Bible concerning 911 and the Iraq war.
Before you are tempted to write me off as another false teacher warned about in scripture, please check out my publication now marketed by a large christian organization called Salem. Please take a few minutes and witness the online video demonstrating a biblical message about 911 and the Iraq war in prophecy. I want you to see 911 evidence recorded in your Bible.
I want you to witness 911 scriptures which connect modern Iraq with \"eagle\'s wings\" (America\'s symbol of freedom) I am holding myself personally accountable if my readers fail to discover exactly what I am promising them concerning Iraq or 911.
You have both my e-mail and my phone number to do just that!
Now, that's a propaganda piece under the guise of Christianity. It isn't remotely Christian. Jesus Christ is a communist. He's not a Marxist, but he is a communist. His disciples and he shared a common purse. That's what he taught his closest followers. The closer one is to him, the more one shares everything. He was a total pacifist; however, the email is for the illegal war and occupation of Iraq. He is for sexual purity; however, the email is lustful (blood and money), which always spills over into sexual matters (flows both ways) in one form or another. It's all selfishness.
There is absolutely no doubt whatsoever that the U.S. officially and formally was involved in the 9/11 attacks. The only question is one of degree and not whether or not.
The author of the email doesn't seek the truth. He selfishly seeks U.S. imperialism. He doesn't want to lose what the Empire feeds him. However, the warring empire spirit is the multi-headed Beast (the Hydra) that will finally be cast into the Lake of Fire, thank God!
It doesn't mean that all Americans are of that spirit. I'm an American citizen by American mundane law; however, I'm not of the war-mongering, imperial spirit. I'm foursquare against it.
It was a terrible error for people not to focus upon the charges leveled by Jeremiah Wright. Some of them were solid. They all deserve investigation.
If we were to deal in earnest with the issues he raised, we'd have no choice but to confront the issue of outsourcing U.S. jobs for the sake of the plutocrats. It's a chain of causation. People harping that Wright's issues were not critical is propaganda to not deal with all that is wrong as one big symptom of unrighteousness.
By Joel Wendland
6-02-08, 10:31 am
When it comes to covering the presidential campaigns, the mainstream media appears to be more concerned about controversial former pastors than real issues that impact the lives of American working families. In fact, random channel and Web surfing of the network and cable talk shows and news sites reveals an obsession with sensational stories that have little bearing on working Americans and a near complete media blackout on John McCain's plans for outsourcing jobs.
What the media didn't cover much was the fact that a major fundraiser for the McCain campaign works for a firm that wants to outsource more jobs by passing a free trade deal with Colombia. Peter Madigan, according to reporter Cliff Schecter, author of "The Real McCain," "works for the government of Colombia to lobby for and promote a U.S.-Colombia free-trade agreement. His firm is also paid to seek appropriations for the Government of Colombia, according to filings. The firm's lobbyists have distributed papers defending Colombian President Alvaro Uribe against allegations of ties to paramilitary groups, and promoting the controversial anti-drug program Plan Colombia as achieving strengthening of human rights."
Registered with the U.S. government as "an agent of a foreign government," Madigan, reported Schecter, also "earned upwards of $800,000 to improve the United Arab Emirates' reputation in the face of a class action lawsuit over the enslavement of boy camel jockeys." At least two current and two other former campaign advisers worked as lobbyists for corrupt or authoritarian regimes like the military regime that rules Burma and former Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
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