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Friday, December 21, 2018

God no longer blesses America

When God leaves a nation to its well-merited fate, evil rushes to fill the vacuum:
Witchcraft is thriving in the US, with an estimated 1.5 million Americans now identifying as witches - more than the total number of Presbyterians. As Christianity declines across the country, paganism has swung to the mainstream, with witchcraft paraphernalia for sale on every high street and practises normalised across popular culture. In the past two years, it has also become darkly politicised.

Dakota Bracciale, a 29-year-old transgender/queer witch and co-owner of Catland Books and witch shop in Brooklyn, is pleased with the outcome of the ritual hex placed on US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in October. The curse, carried out from Catland Books, was well attended by witches, atheists ad humanists - and was followed around the country on social media.

Millennials, says Bracciale, are looking for spiritualism outside traditional religion. “The hex centres on the notion that we live in a universe of chaos, entropy, destruction, death, decay with a final ending of oblivion - scientists are telling us. So the witch does everything for themselves - there is no other help in this universe of decay and chaos. If you don’t get in the driver’s seat things will just get worse,” the witch said.
I used to wonder how the Israelites could see such wonders and then turn around and whore after golden calves and false gods. Having witnessed the decline of America from its bicentennial celebration to its current state, I don't wonder about it anymore.

Either Americans will repent and restore their nation or America will be destroyed.

For Jerusalem has stumbled and Judah has fallen because they spoke and acted against the LORD, defying His glorious presence. The expression on their faces testifies against them, and like Sodom they flaunt their sin; they do not conceal it; woe to them, for they have brought disaster upon themselves.

Tell the righteous it will be well for them, for they will enjoy the fruit of their labor. Woe to the wicked; disaster is upon them! For they will be repaid with what their hands have done.Youths oppress My people, and women rule over them.

O My people, your guides mislead you; they turn you from your paths.
- Isaiah 3:8-12

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195 Comments:

Blogger Ingot9455 December 21, 2018 1:05 PM  

Speaking of witches, kudos to those who mentioned rumors of RBG's cancer diagnosis.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/21/supreme-court-justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-85-reportedly-undergoes-lung-procedure-.html

I had pooh-poohed then previously.

Perhaps there is hope for us yet, for as I heard on the interview with Owen, all you have to do is open your eyes to see that the wages of sin are death.

Anonymous Anonymous December 21, 2018 1:11 PM  

Atheists attending ritual hexes are doing it wrong.

Blogger Rhys December 21, 2018 1:21 PM  

Nonono this is all well and good. I have it on good authority that paganism will like totally save western civilization.

Anonymous Anonymous December 21, 2018 1:24 PM  

2. I DontTroll December 21, 2018 1:11 PM
Atheists attending ritual hexes are doing it wrong.



Wicca doesn't require the belief in any deities.

"Theological views within Wicca are diverse, and the religion encompasses theists, atheists, and agnostics, with some viewing the religion's deities as entities with a literal existence and others viewing them as Jungian archetypes or symbols."


how very Petersonian of them.

this is another possible explanation for those strange getups he and his wife so enjoy have themselves photographed in; there's no particular reason why he couldn't be a practicing witch.

Blogger Francis Parker Yockey December 21, 2018 1:25 PM  

...occult activity and symbols are now mainstreamed into US popular culture and considered morally neutral.

Talk about burying the lede. It's helpful for the reader if you state the purpose of your piece in the introductory paragraphs.

Blogger Emmanuel December 21, 2018 1:28 PM  

God no longer blesses Europe either using this logic.


"According to a 2010 Eurostat Eurobarometer Poll, 51% of European Union citizens responded that "they believe there is a God", whereas 26% answered that "they believe there is some sort of spirit or life force" and 20% said that "they don't believe there is any sort of spirit, God, or life force" and results were widely varied between different countries.[61]"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_atheism#Europe

Anonymous Anonymous December 21, 2018 1:29 PM  

to be fair, child sacrifice ( abortion ) and homo 'marriage' are now considered "morally neutral".

occult symbolism is practically a step backwards at this point.

Blogger Noah B. December 21, 2018 1:30 PM  

Witchcraft might initially attract people who think it's innocent fun, but the ones who are pushing this have some incredibly dark ulterior motives. We're about to collectively rediscover why witches were persecuted.

Blogger Rick December 21, 2018 1:34 PM  

It’s just more unserious, playtime cosplay.
If they live long enough, they’ll grow out of it. No one grows out of Christianity. You only grow in to it.
(No offense actual good time, cosplayers. I know you know it’s playtime)

Blogger Haus frau December 21, 2018 1:37 PM  

"The hex centres on the notion that we live in a universe of chaos, entropy, destruction, death, decay with a final ending of oblivion - scientists are telling us. So the witch does everything for themselves - there is no other help in this universe of decay and chaos. If you don’t get in the driver’s seat things will just get worse,” the witch said."

So basically jordanetics? How depressing to have only yourself and no greater power to lean on. How narcissistic.

Blogger pdwalker December 21, 2018 1:38 PM  

What a Topsey Turvy world I live in now.

Am I wrong to think an inquisition would be a good thing right now?

Blogger Tars Tarkas December 21, 2018 1:45 PM  

I was in a quaint little town called Wellsboro, PA around 2003 when I came across a witch store. I just googled it and it still there. It was maybe 4 blocks away from a Christian book store, which is now closed.
It is not the least surprising that there are witch stores in the big cities, but this is small-town USA smack dab in the middle of nowhere. Not surprisingly, also heard a commercial for a drug treatment program that also has an office in Wellsboro. It's probably been invaded by the fags.

Blogger doctrev December 21, 2018 1:47 PM  

An Inquisition needs to start with the Catholic Church itself. That's not anti-Catholic, but simple truth: a converged organization obviously can't be handed Inquisitorial powers, besides which Catholicism remains far, far more influential than Wicca was even when druids could successfully demand human sacrifice.

Blogger Raker_T December 21, 2018 1:47 PM  

I'm glad to see the recent disruptions in the left's agenda. I think a lot of people will realize that there isn't such a distinction between religion and politics. But let us beware, lest we focus so much on the wall, interest rates, and foreign policy, that we don't see things as He does. Things like the 'tranny' boy dancing for the homos in NYC. That, friends, is bad news. What is the essence of injustice? Preying on the defenseless? Look what America does to kids, starting in the womb.

Blogger Mister Excitement December 21, 2018 1:51 PM  

The First Amendment in action.

Could the Constitution have failed worse than this?

It's sickening whenever the TruCons make their whiny appeals to Muh Constitution.

Blogger August December 21, 2018 1:55 PM  

I wonder how many of posterity actually kept the faith.

Blogger VD December 21, 2018 1:56 PM  

God no longer blesses Europe either using this logic.

Europeans don't believe God uniquely blesses them. Americans do.

Blogger Matt Robison December 21, 2018 1:56 PM  

"If you don’t get in the driver’s seat things will just get worse"

Ah, so just another excuse to be selfish and attempt to gain more power. Gotcha.

Blogger Long Live The West December 21, 2018 1:57 PM  

@Rick

"It’s just more unserious, playtime cosplay.
If they live long enough, they’ll grow out of it. No one grows out of Christianity. You only grow in to it."

Like how all these young men and women grew out of sleeping around and murdering their babies right?

Witchcraft is poison to the soul, and to America, it should be treated as such. It is being normalized along with the rest of the filth.

God takes Witchcraft very seriously. You should too.

Blogger dienw December 21, 2018 2:00 PM  

Vox, you are correct: back in 2007-2008 I was following a few of Christian prophets who were declaring in 2007 that America was about to step over the edge into an/the abyss; in spring of 2008, they stated that God had declared that we had indeed stepped into the abyss; maybe a year or so later, God declared through other prophets that we should pray for our fellow Christians but not for America the country.

In the fall of 2008,right after TARP was decided,in the middle of the day, I took down the American flag outside the door and never put it back up: I had realized the United States was dead.

Blogger dienw December 21, 2018 2:03 PM  

Millennials, says Bracciale, are looking for spiritualism outside traditional religion.

I can just see it now: Gen z at thirty declaring the Millennial generation the "Damned Generation."

Blogger Tars Tarkas December 21, 2018 2:06 PM  

Dakota Bracciale, a 29-year-old transgender/queer witch and co-owner of Catland Books and witch shop in Brooklyn

Well color me shocked!
We really need to bring back witch burnings! I'd be happy just bringing back the sink or swim test. I'm quite certain all of these freaks would sink to the bottom where they belong.

Though they don't realize it, they are explaining why we need Christianity, even if you don't think it is true or that the Bible was inspired by God or that He even exists at all.

Having witnessed the decline of America from its bicentennial celebration to its current state, I don't wonder about it anymore.

Clownworld is all the proof we need that we have not grown up and that we are still massively susceptible to all of the evils man has always struggled with.

Sometimes you don't know what you have until it is gone.

Blogger Argus Bacchus December 21, 2018 2:06 PM  

"Dakota Bracciale, a 29-year-old transgender/queer witch and co-owner of Catland Books..."

Catland Books.

Of course.

Anonymous Anonymous December 21, 2018 2:07 PM  

another point about occult symbolism in the USA;
just because *you* don't recognize occult symbolism when you see it, doesn't mean that it's not there.

how long have the pyramid and All Seeing Eye been on the dollar bill?

there were many Freemasons and Illuminati amongst the Founders. they designed occult symbols into all kinds of things.

Anonymous Anonymous December 21, 2018 2:10 PM  

and how long have zodiac forecasts been published in the newspapers? my whole life, anyways.

sounds like "morally neutral" occultism to me.

Blogger James Dixon December 21, 2018 2:16 PM  

> ...that we live in a universe of chaos, entropy, destruction, death, decay...

Sounds more like she should be a Discordian and worship Eris.

> ... maybe a year or so later, God declared through other prophets that we should pray for our fellow Christians but not for America the country.

I reached that conclusion independently about the same time.

> In the fall of 2008,right after TARP was decided,in the middle of the day, I took down the American flag outside the door and never put it back up

When it's time to put up a flag, we fly the Confederate battle flag instead.

Blogger Stickwick Stapers December 21, 2018 2:27 PM  

“The hex centres on the notion that we live in a universe of chaos, entropy, destruction, death, decay with a final ending of oblivion - scientists are telling us. So the witch does everything for themselves - there is no other help in this universe of decay and chaos. If you don’t get in the driver’s seat things will just get worse,” the witch said.

When I was an atheist, I used to wonder what sort of superstitions led to witch hunts and Inquisitions. I don't wonder that any more.

Theologians like William Lane Craig have been warning people for years not to involve themselves in the occult in even the most trivial ways, and I tend to believe him when he talks about the consequences of such activity. I've spoken with Hugh Ross, who described a visit to the USSR in the 1980s. He was there to talk to Soviet scientists, and discovered that some of them were deeply involved in the occult. He described frightening displays of what can only be described as demonic oppression.

Why on earth anyone deliberately dabbles in such things and exposes themselves to demonic influence is beyond me. We are told that only with the full armor of God can we resist such influence, even when we're trying to avoid it.

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There have been plenty of societal prognosticators, like psychologist James Leuba and anthropologist Anthony Wallace, who prophesied that increases in "knowledge" would eventually extinguish religion and create a secular world. Well, in almost 100 years, the % of atheists in the U.S. general population as well as the scientific population hasn't shifted at all. What has changed are the relative numbers of believers. Instead of going full-secular, all we got was people ditching conventional God-belief for vague spiritualism and witchcraft. Not sure if atheists would consider that a win, but I suppose if you hate Christianity enough, it might be.

Blogger Duke Norfolk December 21, 2018 2:30 PM  

"Bracciale, a self-described sexual abuse survivor, who grew up in a born-again-Christian evangelical cult in Arizona, takes umbrage at the notion that witchcraft and Christianity are mutually exclusive. Witchcraft “has a ton of roots in Christianity”, the Brooklyn witch says. Indeed, in Bracciale’s view, the Bible is a spell book, particularly the Book of Psalms."

Cogitate on that for a bit.

Blogger Stickwick Stapers December 21, 2018 2:32 PM  

Ross has also described a correlation between occult activity and the prevalence of credible reports of very strange UFO activity, especially with Soviet scientists. Just spitballing here, but I wonder if there's a tie-in with space programs in the USSR and the U.S. Maybe cosmonauts and astronauts have seen things that governments don't want reported?

Blogger Noah B. December 21, 2018 2:34 PM  

If Churchianity is compatible with Islam, Judasim, and scientism, there's no reason it can't be compatible with witchcraft too.

Blogger Lurker December 21, 2018 2:34 PM  

"Youths oppress My people, and women rule over them."

Pretty much every workplace and home now.

"O My people, your guides mislead you; they turn you from your paths.'

And if a decent guide does come along, which is rare they wouldn't listen anyway as they were programmed.



Blogger peacefulposter December 21, 2018 2:36 PM  

Lord forgive me but I'm envious of VD sitting on his throne in a quaint Italian town, watching the decay of America from afar.

Blogger RusticFederalist December 21, 2018 2:36 PM  

How many people practice Kabbalah "mysticism" in America?

Blogger Arthur Isaac December 21, 2018 2:39 PM  

If they live long enough, they’ll grow out of it.

Elijah had a solution for that.

Blogger Argus Bacchus December 21, 2018 2:39 PM  

Physiognomy is real.

Blogger Nate December 21, 2018 2:40 PM  

***sigh***

Christianity is not in decline in America. The number of people who identify as Christian is the same as it was 50 years ago. The number of people who go to church is the same as it was. The fact that various Churchianty Organizations are collapsing doesn't mean Christianity is.

To the contrary... America is at the very begining of another Great Christian Awakening.

Blogger Fozzy Bear December 21, 2018 2:42 PM  

OT: One Third of Americans consider living abroad.
“When we looked at what underlying factors played a role in Americans’ thinking about migrating, we found that having a less than ‘very strong’ American national identity was an important factor,”
They want to go back.

Blogger Dirk Manly December 21, 2018 2:43 PM  

One form of repentance is destroying all (not some... ALL) of the Satan worshippers.

Blogger Lurker December 21, 2018 2:45 PM  

"Was well attended by witches, atheists and humanists"

Lol what hypocrites. So much for not believing in anything beside the physical world.

Blogger widlast washere December 21, 2018 2:45 PM  

Witchcraft is pure nonsense, the vast majority of it made up by Gerald Gardner, an old weird fart who liked to get laid by impressionable (read stupid) young women.
The desire to do this crap is based largely on rebellion against authority and lust for power. The inept and incapable will do damn near anything to have power over others.
Need to start collecting stakes, firewood, and lighter fluid.

Blogger Alex December 21, 2018 2:46 PM  

Talk about synchronicity: I just wrote a post about this: https://amatopia.wordpress.com/2018/12/21/american-witchcraft/

Anonymous Anonymous December 21, 2018 2:46 PM  

“Women rule over them” reason number #1328 why the 19th amendment was a bad idea

Blogger Dirk Manly December 21, 2018 2:49 PM  

@9

"(No offense actual good time, cosplayers. I know you know it’s playtime)"

Cosplay is just a form of cargo-cultism, for gammas who haven't figured out how to get laid.

Blogger Nate December 21, 2018 2:49 PM  

http://thefederalist.com/2018/01/22/new-harvard-research-says-u-s-christianity-not-shrinking-growing-stronger/

And no you don't have to take the word of the Federalist. There is a link in the article to the study (which is just one of many) that demonstrates that not only is Christianity not shrinking in the US... its growing.

Blogger Servant of the Chief December 21, 2018 2:50 PM  

Proclaiming yourself a witch is a good way to paint a target on your forehead when shit hits the fan.

Blogger Dirk Manly December 21, 2018 2:51 PM  

@12

"It is not the least surprising that there are witch stores in the big cities, but this is small-town USA smack dab in the middle of nowhere. Not surprisingly, also heard a commercial for a drug treatment program that also has an office in Wellsboro. It's probably been invaded by the fags."

When the mass violence breaks out which overwhelms the police to investigate much of anything -- or even show their faces in uniform... burn these places to the ground immediately.

Blogger Nate December 21, 2018 2:51 PM  

1.5 million americans call themselves witches! which is actually fewer than the number of people who attending church in Nashville TN every freaking sunday.

Blogger Lurker December 21, 2018 2:53 PM  

"If Churchianity is compatible with Islam, Judasim, and scientism, there's no reason it can't be compatible with witchcraft too."

Apparently atheists fit in there too. Now all together make the triangle hand sign. /s

Blogger Tars Tarkas December 21, 2018 2:54 PM  

Nate wrote:Christianity is not in decline in America. The number of people who identify as Christian is the same as it was 50 years ago. The number of people who go to church is the same as it was.

There are a lot of "brown" "Christians" in America who are Christians in name only. They do not practice Christianity in the same way. They view it in much the way Haitians view snakes.....magic.

Stickwick Stapers wrote:When I was an atheist, I used to wonder what sort of superstitions led to witch hunts and Inquisitions. I don't wonder that any more.

I wish there were sincere Christians practicing a non-cucked and non-secular Christianity who specifically reach out to atheists.

Blogger Hammerli 280 December 21, 2018 2:55 PM  

"Having witnessed the decline of America from its bicentennial celebration to its current state..."

Yes. Those of you born after about 1970 won't really understand just how big a deal the Bicentennial really was. The United States has lost its memory and identity. Hell, the 150th of the Civil War, five years ago, was a flat bust - the 125th of that conflict was a much bigger affair.

It is to weep.

Blogger S1AL December 21, 2018 2:57 PM  

"And no you don't have to take the word of the Federalist. There is a link in the article to the study (which is just one of many) that demonstrates that not only is Christianity not shrinking in the US... its growing."

The United States is becoming more polarized. That's what people are seeing and mistaking for secularization.

Have children. Take them to Church. Worship God. This is how America is preserved.

We are not nearly so far gone as Rome, and it was preserved for a thousand years beyond the height of its corruption, when Christianity took hold .

Blogger Chiva December 21, 2018 2:57 PM  

I agree with you Nate. I live in an area that has been very anti-Christian for decades (Silicon Valley) but in the last year our evangelizing has been fruitful. Much more than previous years.

Blogger Dirk Manly December 21, 2018 3:02 PM  

"It’s just more unserious, playtime cosplay.
If they live long enough, they’ll grow out of it. No one grows out of Christianity. You only grow in to it."

I know two people (both men) who were into this garbage.

One ended up doing 15 years in prison (he decided to get out... so they tipped off the police to the crimes he committed with them). A third man I know grew up in a household in which both of his parents were into witchcraft -- his father being a 33rd degree Scottish mason. He himself was into it, but a lady in his neighborhood asked him to play his saxaphone in a church, and that was his road to becoming a Christian.

All three of them will tell you it isn't cosplay.
The one whose parents are both witches... they drove to D.C. for his dad's training/initiation into the 33rd ... he reports that storm clouds literally stayed with them the entire trip from Michigan to D.C. (Mind you, this requires a line of travel not normally followed by weather patterns coming through Michigan in the summer, AND for the storm to NOT blow over during the night.)

Blogger Alex December 21, 2018 3:04 PM  

“Have children. Take them to Church. Worship God. This is how America is preserved.”

Not just America, but any civilization worth living in.

Blogger The Kurgan December 21, 2018 3:07 PM  

I’m working on it.

Blogger Nate December 21, 2018 3:10 PM  

“Have children. Take them to Church. Worship God. This is how America is preserved.”

Preach Preacher.

Blogger freddie_mac December 21, 2018 3:14 PM  

@45 Servant of the Chief
Proclaiming yourself a witch is a good way to paint a target on your forehead when shit hits the fan.

Given that is is described as transgender/queer witch, there's no shortage of targets.

Blogger TMLutas December 21, 2018 3:17 PM  

The idea that the moral rot set in after 1976 is deeply ahistorical. It started earlier.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd December 21, 2018 3:25 PM  

I wish there were sincere Christians practicing a non-cucked and non-secular Christianity who specifically reach out to atheists.

It's the job of the Holy Spirit to reach out to atheists. When they respond to God's call, we'll be here.

Blogger Jill December 21, 2018 3:35 PM  

It's like she woke up one day and decided to be a living stereotype. :/

Blogger Nate December 21, 2018 3:39 PM  

"The idea that the moral rot set in after 1976 is deeply ahistorical. It started earlier. "

I find it complete silly to think that the decline from 1976 to 2006 was worse than the decline from 1946 to 1976.

Now granted... Vox wasn't around to see that decline and compare. He only went off what he saw. of course oddly enough during that time we saw Communism suffer its worst defeats... we saw the Berlin wall fall... we saw US attain a position of military power that has not been seen since the British Empire... and we saw real economic growth for a few years in the 80s. We saw the US lead the world in technical innovation through the 90s and we saw companies that started in the US go one to become global dominating monstrosities.


So... this period of decline.. it sure did include a lot of winning.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine December 21, 2018 3:40 PM  

"Cosplay is just a form of cargo-cultism, for gammas who haven't figured out how to get laid."

I'd agree, except I have a younger brother who is an ex-marine, bodybuilder, sports model, and sometimes cosplays with his girlfriend and some of his other buddies.

He may well be the exception to the rule though. The guy just can't be categorized.

Blogger James Dixon December 21, 2018 3:41 PM  

> Indeed, in Bracciale’s view, the Bible is a spell book, particularly the Book of Psalms.

She needs to reflect on Exodus 22:18 for a bit then, doesn't she?

> To the contrary... America is at the very begining of another Great Christian Awakening.

I hope you are correct.

Blogger Alexandros December 21, 2018 3:45 PM  

It always starts and ends with our levantine friends. None of this would be happening without their influence.

Blogger Tars Tarkas December 21, 2018 3:48 PM  

TM Lutas wrote:The idea that the moral rot set in after 1976 is deeply ahistorical. It started earlier.

I'm sure you're right that the rot started before that, but it wasn't as deep then, from what I can recall of the time. I was only 7 in 76, but I remember it being a big deal. By 1989, which is the true bicentennial, nobody cared.
One big thing I noticed as a kid was the loss of community when the women went to work. When I was really young, every single kid I knew had a stay-at-home mother and the mothers all knew each other very well. They were the backbone of the community.
From what I can tell, this was not specific to me and my neighborhood, but that this happened in a big way all over the country.
How feminists ever managed to convince women that working is freedom and being a housewife/mother is slavery is a complete mystery to me.

Blogger freddie_mac December 21, 2018 3:51 PM  

@61 Nate
I find it complete silly to think that the decline from 1976 to 2006 was worse than the decline from 1946 to 1976.

Think of termites. A great deal of destruction can take place that is hidden by a well designed structure; only when the rot is more visible do people really take notice.

So I'd argue that the decline/rot in 1976-2006 has just been more visible to people than earlier periods, and it has become more visible because the underlying structure has been so extensively damaged.

Blogger Noah B. December 21, 2018 3:56 PM  

We have a government that's debating whether or not to defend our borders, with possibly a majority of elected officials opposing the idea of doing its most basic duty. The fact that we've reached this state is all the evidence necessary to show that the United States is in a period of extremely rapid decline. No amount of foreign military adventurism or technological wizardry can possibly compensate for what we've lost.

Blogger Mr Darcy December 21, 2018 3:56 PM  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d51Mym0Mq6c

Blogger Dirk Manly December 21, 2018 3:58 PM  

@29

"Just spitballing here, but I wonder if there's a tie-in with space programs in the USSR and the U.S. Maybe cosmonauts and astronauts have seen things that governments don't want reported?"

I have long believed that.

Additional fact. The glowing orbs and "flying glass balls" which came to be known as "Foo Fighters" started appearing over Germany. They were reported both in the day, and at night.

Unlike how things turned after the war ended, these wartime pilots weren't afraid to report them, because they WANTED Intel to get to the bottom of it, and after Intel was finally convinced, due to men who were widely separated making nearly identical reports, the Intel community thought they were some new German secret weapon.

I wonder if it has anything to do with the Nazi higher-ups playing with witchcraft?

Now the interesting thing -- the German pilots started reporting these same things at the same time. The German fighter pilots were convinced that they were some new allied secret weapon.

Blogger Damn Crackers December 21, 2018 3:59 PM  

Time to get your goat-skins and dance! Sign up for PAGAN (People Against Goodness And Normalcy).

Blogger Argus Bacchus December 21, 2018 4:03 PM  

@32

"Lord forgive me but I'm envious of VD sitting on his throne in a quaint Italian town, watching the decay of America from afar."

He does not seem to be enjoying it very much:


https://imgur.com/a/n0c3Bmg

Blogger Garuna December 21, 2018 4:04 PM  

Millennials, says Bracciale, are looking for spiritualism outside traditional religion.

Why'd I have to be a part of the cuckiest, shittiest, cringiest, LARPiest generation of all time? Fucking deadbeat, loser generation. Gen Z is rebelling against us and I'm rooting for them.

Blogger DonReynolds December 21, 2018 4:14 PM  

"do not suffer a witch to live"

Blogger Garuna December 21, 2018 4:15 PM  

We have a government that's debating whether or not to defend our borders, with possibly a majority of elected officials opposing the idea of doing its most basic duty. The fact that we've reached this state is all the evidence necessary to show that the United States is in a period of extremely rapid decline. No amount of foreign military adventurism or technological wizardry can possibly compensate for what we've lost.

It's shocking how rapidly things are degenerating. I think it especially accelerated around 2012. I remember before that period my liberal friends were fine with my right-wing politics. But 2012 onwards, they became more intolerant. 2014/2015 onwards they were practically cultists.

Blogger DonReynolds December 21, 2018 4:30 PM  

S1AL wrote:"And no you don't have to take the word of the Federalist. There is a link in the article to the study (which is just one of many) that demonstrates that not only is Christianity not shrinking in the US... its growing."

The United States is becoming more polarized. That's what people are seeing and mistaking for secularization.


During all of American history, the nation and it's people, were comfortably pluralistic. People naturally disagreed on a good many things, but they also tended to tolerate each other or keep to their own community.

The polarity and division we see today is CAUSED by one faction insisting that everyone else MUST agree with their agenda....even to the point of banning, shunning, and excluding from print and broadcast and the public square any and every voice or viewpoint that does not directly coincide with the Leftist agenda. This is the hate and intolerance we hear so much about, driving even the least voices from the internet and deplatforming those they disagree with. That is what creates conflict and division.

Anonymous Anonymous December 21, 2018 4:33 PM  

@72 most Gen Z's I've met are politically in line with yesterday's liberals, especially on the "Alt Right" side with all the fedora tipping they engage in towards Christianity.

Only God will end suffering, not a bunch of tweens who vape and play fortnite.

Blogger Jed Mask December 21, 2018 4:33 PM  

@74

"It's shocking how rapidly things are degenerating. I think it especially accelerated around 2012. I remember before that period my liberal friends were fine with my right-wing politics. But 2012 onwards, they became more intolerant. 2014/2015 onwards they were practically cultists."

It's called the "Great Delusion" Garuna...

The "antichrist spirit" is in full force as the rise of power of the Antichrist goes forward in "completion"...

The Antichrist is alive and well today and is perhaps is someone in power in one of the main European countries starting with an "F".

Also, the main thing all people must realize is JESUS CHRIST is the REASON FOR THE SEASON: without Christ there is NO CHRISTMAS!

I beg all the commentators and online on-lookers here to TRUST ON THE SON OF GOD and GO TO HEAVEN!: www.jesus-is-savior.com/how_to_be_saved.html

If you have any questions or concerns please contact me but before that I'd advise you to ASK GOD YOURSELF if He's real and I can guarantee you that He will let you know how "real" He actually is...

Take care.

Peace...

~ Bro. Jed

Blogger mike December 21, 2018 4:34 PM  

Fuck off, Jed. Youre annoying.

Blogger Nate December 21, 2018 4:42 PM  


"Fuck off, Jed. Youre annoying."

officially nominated for Comment of the Month.

Blogger James Dixon December 21, 2018 4:43 PM  

> Why'd I have to be a part of the cuckiest, shittiest, cringiest, LARPiest generation of all time?

It could be worse. You could have been a boomer.

> It's shocking how rapidly things are degenerating.

Collapses tend to happen slowly, then all at once.

Blogger Nate December 21, 2018 4:44 PM  

"How feminists ever managed to convince women that working is freedom and being a housewife/mother is slavery is a complete mystery to me."

The Grass is Greener is a ploy that is extremely successful with women... almost all the time.

Blogger tz December 21, 2018 4:44 PM  

America used to think America was uniquely blessed. Now Christians think Israel is uniquely blessed, and its belief in God or following the Torah is not relevant.

There is an internal migration - Christians are moving to the red areas making them redder though the population density is still low.

2019 is likely when the Catholic Church's lavender Mafia is exposed by the states - Church Militant had an interesting take on it about how the were being contacted by whistleblowers and law enforcement. Pennsylvania is merely the first.

One other thing is I thing there will be an "Abomination of Desolation" where the Tech companies, and/or Hollywood, and maybe Wall Street actively blaspheme or desecrate Christ or Christians, and that will be a signal for Christians to leave the new Sodoms.

Also Revelation 18 seems to apply.

Blogger David December 21, 2018 4:47 PM  

The "prophets" who say that America is doomed failed to predict the rise of Trump. The ones who did years before he announced have said that God has heard the prayers of the many faithful Christians and that America is being cleansed, not destroyed. The proof of any prophet is whether or not their predictions come to pass, and so far the ones who promisef revival and redemption for America are winning.

There is an increase of evil, yes, but also an increase of the faithful interceding on behalf of a country that declared No King But Jesus at its founding.

Blogger Brian Dean December 21, 2018 4:53 PM  

America won't repent and it will go down.

Blogger S1AL December 21, 2018 4:57 PM  

"America won't repent and it will go down."

So what's it like being such an enormous coward?

Blogger Yordan Yordanov December 21, 2018 5:14 PM  

>The "prophets" who say that America is doomed failed to predict the rise of Trump.

A Civic Nationalist isn't going to save America. He'll do some nice things, but if he is followed by some version of Bush Sr. it'd be all for nothing.

Blogger Mark Stoval December 21, 2018 5:29 PM  

I just read the wildest tale but a guy who swears it is true. It reads like part horror, part sci-fi, part witchcraft, and part fantasy.

"The Conjurer’s Tale"


https://www.theburningplatform.com/2018/12/10/the-conjurers-tale/#more-188258

I will say, the article help my attention all right.


"After The Tunnel of Babel was published on this site in November, I was asked to detail what I knew but only hinted at regarding CERN. Herein is a very large answer, though I am compelled to admit that knowing what truly impels our reality makes regular news seem positively restful."

Blogger Salt December 21, 2018 5:30 PM  

@61 The decline into police state and rise of corprotism definitely took off in the late 70s to now as the Empire has risen to new heights.

Blogger JAG December 21, 2018 5:35 PM  

I DontTroll wrote:Atheists attending ritual hexes are doing it wrong.

Not hardly. Most atheists are Satanists in disguise trying to keep the Devil's greatest trick going by convincing the world he does not exist.

Blogger Avalanche December 21, 2018 5:35 PM  

@1 "open your eyes to see that the wages of sin are death."

Uh... yeah, okay. But don't non-sinners ALSO die? So, the wages of living a good life is death? Oh, and didn't RBG live a long long long life before finally getting her wages?

Blogger Mark Stoval December 21, 2018 5:50 PM  

@ 90

"... don't non-sinners ALSO die? So, the wages of living a good life is death?"

There are two different things here. Almost everyone who ever lived died from a earthly, human body perspective. But many theologians have reached the conclusion that the soul, your essence, can not die.

If the soul is eternal, then what happens to you in the next life is more important than anything else in the universe.

Blogger Avalanche December 21, 2018 6:05 PM  

@83 "There is an increase of evil, yes, but also an increase of the faithful interceding on behalf of a country that declared No King But Jesus at its founding."

As Vox has said, and he's persuasive, recognizing that evil exists, tangibly in this world, leads to being open that there must therefore be ineffable Good. Not there yet, but hopeful.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd December 21, 2018 6:11 PM  

So I'd argue that the decline/rot in 1976-2006 has just been more visible to people than earlier periods, and it has become more visible because the underlying structure has been so extensively damaged.

In that period we went from sort of covering up the depravity to not understanding that we should cover it up.

Blogger Haxo Angmark December 21, 2018 6:13 PM  

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Blogger Ominous Cowherd December 21, 2018 6:14 PM  

Avalanche, read your bible. It is given to man once to die, and then the judgement. Eternity can be eternal life, or eternal separation from God - death. It's your choice.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd December 21, 2018 6:16 PM  

@78, @79: then Haxo comes along to make Bro Jed look good.

Anonymous Anonymous December 21, 2018 6:31 PM  

@79

The only one calling Jed Brother is Jed himself.

Anonymous Anonymous December 21, 2018 6:43 PM  

29. Stickwick Stapers December 21, 2018 2:32 PM
Maybe cosmonauts and astronauts have seen things that governments don't want reported?



that's kind of a given. pilots were observing high altitude discharges above thunderstorms since at least WW2, but the Meteorologists ( and other IFLS types ) kept denying that they were seeing anything.

it got so bad that pilots stopped talking about them because insisting that you had seen them was starting to get some guys sent up for psych evals. especially if you had a security clearance. like SR-71 jockeys.

turns out, the pilots were right the whole time and the Meteorologists are a bunch of fucking morons.

https://infogalactic.com/info/Upper-atmospheric_lightning

so then the question becomes, what ELSE are high altitude pilots not allowed to talk about?

Blogger Doktor Jeep December 21, 2018 6:47 PM  

So let me take a guess on what that tranny witch in Brooklyn looks like....

Blogger Ann December 21, 2018 6:48 PM  

I'd go back to the indigenous lands of my people, but Sweden? Germany? Sigh. There is a little Alpine village in Argentina that calls to me, though.

Blogger pyrrhus December 21, 2018 6:53 PM  

O/T Ginsburg won't last too much longer...https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/12/21/justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-has-lung-surgery-to-remove-malignant-cancer-growth/

Blogger Harry_the_Horrible December 21, 2018 6:55 PM  

Netflix decided to cast Sabrina the Teenage Witch from the Archie comics as a Satanic witch.
Go figure.

Blogger The Depolrable Podunk Ken Ramsey December 21, 2018 7:20 PM  

I'd like to partake of optimism such as Nate's but I can't. We now have more witches in America than Presbyterians, that is a very bad development. That next Great Awakening needs to come and to come soon.

Blogger Desert Screamer December 21, 2018 7:21 PM  

@Stickwick Stapers- There may be a reason why occultist Jack Parsons was involved in the development of rocket science

Blogger widlast washere December 21, 2018 7:33 PM  

"Netflix decided to cast Sabrina the Teenage Witch from the Archie comics as a Satanic witch."

As they should, all true witches worship Satan, those witches that don't are merely posers.

Blogger S1AL December 21, 2018 8:09 PM  

"We now have more witches in America than Presbyterians, that is a very bad development."

That depends on one's opinion of Presbyterians.

Blogger Hammerli 280 December 21, 2018 8:13 PM  

"The idea that the moral rot set in after 1976 is deeply ahistorical. It started earlier."

True, but neither Vox nor I said it started after 1976. I would place the beginning of the Age of Sin as 1916, when the leaders of the Allied powers sacrificed millions of their citizens rather than make a peace that might be politically inconvenient for the ruling elite.

Blogger Sweet One December 21, 2018 8:37 PM  

Where was Giles Redfern when we needed him (google it).

Blogger JAG December 21, 2018 8:45 PM  

Sweet One wrote:Where was Giles Redfern when we needed him (google it).

They should google it lest they favor throttlings to the ears and face.

Blogger flyingtiger December 21, 2018 8:53 PM  

The ritual hex does not seem to be working Cavaugh is still alive and healthy.

Blogger The Depolrable Podunk Ken Ramsey December 21, 2018 8:59 PM  

S1AL wrote:That depends on one's opinion of Presbyterians.

Well, I am a Catholic so I greet my Presbyterian brothers in Christ with all the warmth and cheer becoming the fellowship of the modern ecumenical spirit. But that only happens on even-numbered days, on odd-numbered days I am vowing to burn the heretics at the stake with all the zeal of Torquemada. (jk).

I see people arguing when did the rot begin, was it 1945 or 1917 or whatnot? No, we had the rot from the beginning. Pull out your dollar bill and look at the eye above the pyramid and ponder the Novus Ordo Seclorum. Most (but not all) of the movers and shakers of the Revolutionary crowd were Freemasons. Freemasonry symbols persist everywhere in the architecture of DC and logos of federal agencies. On top of the hill overlooking Alexandria, VA, the Potomac River and the vista into DC is a one giant honking elaborate Masonic Temple dedicated to George Washington. A temple dedicated not to God, folks, but to George Washington.

That's no accident, Freemasonry is a heresy. It's much like today's Liberation Theology which you might recognize as a vehicle aimed at hijacking the Gospels for Marxism. Freemasonry is a similar thing aimed at replacing religion with Enlightenment ideals.

Most of the American Revolutionary leaders were freemasons, but by the time you got to the French Revolution every single revolutionary leader was a Freemason. And they often overlap with American revolutionary figures (the French Revolution really got underway in earnest after the Declaration of the Rights of Man was published -- written by Lafayette and Jefferson).

While the French Revolution was nakedly anti-religious, the American was not and couldn't be. The politics of the colonies forbade it, here you had all kinds of Christian sects who were remnants and refugees of the incredible and insane religious conflicts of 17th and 18th century England. Nevertheless the arguments were made about Christianity being the chief religion of the colonies such as in the fight in Virginia over the government's position of religious tolerance.

Patrick Henry led the pro-Christian faction in that fight, demanding that the government's language should explicitly cite Jesus Christ as God and originator of natural rights. Thomas Jefferson led the Freemason faction against this, specifically citing the need to accommodate Islam and Hinduism and generally anything that might come along. Freemasons of the day were all deists, their thinking became modern ecumenicalism. Commitment to any particular god was simply not enlightened in their view.

And the Freemasons won the argument. Jefferson's folks beat Henry's. The Declaration of Independence even goes so far as to say rights come from "the Creator", not even "God", so you can see the Freemasons kept winning and pushing their ball farther down the field.

America kept on being a Christian nation despite whatever the elites desired. That portrayal of the pyramid on the back of the dollar bill is apt because the tip of it, the part with the all-seeing eye, is severed and suspended above its base. Americans kept on believing in Christ and experiencing even a Great Awakening to Christ in the early 1800s. And they were free to do so.

But the institutions of the American government were never set up to encourage or to defend this. Not at all. Rather, and intentionally, the opposite is the case.

Blogger Bob Loblaw December 21, 2018 8:59 PM  

Don't count the US out yet. We've gone through revivals in the past.

Blogger "William Berke" December 21, 2018 9:20 PM  

@112 Therefore one people triumphs, and another
Languishes, in pursuance of her judgment,
Which hidden is, as in the grass a serpent.
Your knowledge has no counterstand against her;
She makes provision, judges, and pursues
Her governance, as theirs the other gods.
Her permutations have not any truce;
Necessity makes her precipitate,
So often cometh who his turn obtains.
And this is she who is so crucified
Even by those who ought to give her praise,
Giving her blame amiss, and bad repute.
But she is blissful, and she hears it not;
Among the other primal creatures gladsome
She turns her sphere, and blissful she rejoices.
Let us descend now unto greater woe...

Blogger Beau December 21, 2018 9:37 PM  

And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil. Joel 2:13

When will American Christians grieve over their sins? When will we wake up?

Do this, knowing the time, that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now salvation is nearer to us than when we believed. The night is almost gone, and the day is near. Therefore let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us behave properly as in the day, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and sensuality, not in strife and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts. Romans 13:11-14

Is there no oil in our lamps?

Blogger Theproductofafineeduction December 21, 2018 9:37 PM  

I’m Catholic and I agree with your sentiment.

Blogger Toris December 21, 2018 9:48 PM  

That Kerry Barker lass you all had trouble with, check her twitter feed for witchcraft lols (June 17 2016)

Blogger Vaughan Williams December 21, 2018 11:04 PM  

"Indeed, in Bracciale’s view, the Bible is a spell book, particularly the Book of Psalms"

He/It is partially right. The Book of Psalms is particularly powerful, but it is a book of spells in the same way that Moses staff turning into a serpent was "magic". The priests of Pharaoh thought "oh, this is just magic, WE can do that too". But they severely underestimated what they were up against.

It is like that with the Psalms. Myself and some friends have started doing the Divine Office. Not the Catholic one, but the older, first century Christian one. Sing some Psalms 3 times a day, get through the entire book of Psalms in one month. And, miracles started happening. Wierd stuff starts happening when we stop doing it also. After the Lords Prayer and the Sinners Prayer, the entire Book of Psalms is a model for how to pray. It has it all. Blessings, cursings, praises and mercies. The Divine Office that my friends and I sing are the complete book of Psalms, with no redactions. All the churches have been omitting a few of the Psalms, because of the heavy nature of the curses in them.

It is no accident that the Church, since the very beginning, has sang the Psalms several times a day, calling it the Divine Office. It isn't limited to the Catholic Church; Christians of any denomination can (and I argue, should) do it. Instead of doing the complex Catholic Divine office, I heartily recommend the original Christian one; divide up the Psalms into 72 portions, and sing a portion 3 times a day. There is no set melody for the Psalms. Plainchant was developed for exactly this purpose, maybe look into it, it is very easy to pick up.

Luigi Cornaro was an Italian architect 500 years ago. He was on his deaths bed at age 40. He cut pork out of his diet and started singing the Divine Office. He fully recovered, then lived to be almost 100, and was mentally alert and walked around on his own two feet to his dying day, passing away without illness or suffering.

Blogger Vaughan Williams December 21, 2018 11:09 PM  

I believe that singing the Divine Office is a source of spiritual power that is available to all Christians. Also to Jews. A Jewish Orthodox woman sang the Divine Office her whole life in Hebrew, and she died a few years ago, with 1000 living descendants. In these tumultuous times, the more of us who are doing it, the better a chance we all have to get through what lies ahead. Here is the schedule I and my friends use: http://lunarsabbath.ca/breviary.html

Blogger Gettimothy December 22, 2018 12:18 AM  

@118 Vaughan Williams,

based on your link:http://lunarsabbath.ca/breviary.html and this chart of moon phases for 2018: https://www.timeanddate.com/moon/phases/

today is cycle 16 psalms 77, 78 and 79. Did I get that right?

Related, Jaques Pepin recounts his time as a "petit" when his mother sent him to live on a farm during WWII. Before slicing the bread, the farmers would turn the bread over and slice a sign of the Cross into it.

I have started doing that as a way of letting God know that I am grateful to Him. A private grace, if you will.

Blogger S1AL December 22, 2018 12:20 AM  

"No, we had the rot from the beginning. Pull out your dollar bill and look at the eye above the pyramid and ponder the Novus Ordo Seclorum."

The all-seeing eye is not "Freemason symbolism". It's an established historical fact that it predates the Freemasons, as well as that it has *always* been a symbol of God's Providence.

Jefferson was not a Freemason and regularly identified himself as a Christian.

The entire notion of the "Freemason Founders" is ahistorical mythology, and a rather stupid version at that. The only known Freemason among the major Founders, Franklin, never got his way with symbolism, up to and including the national animal and the flag.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd December 22, 2018 12:31 AM  

S1AL wrote:The entire notion of the "Freemason Founders" is ahistorical mythology, and a rather stupid version at that. The only known Freemason among the major Founders, Franklin, never got his way with symbolism, up to and including the national animal and the flag.

Modern Masons claim that George Washington was a Mason. They celebrate Washington's birthday every year. Not sure about which other founding fathers were Masons, but the Masons take much credit for the founding.

Blogger S1AL December 22, 2018 12:34 AM  

"Modern Masons claim that George Washington was a Mason."

Washington said he wasn't, quite emphatically.

Blogger Thumos December 22, 2018 12:35 AM  

Nate wrote:"How feminists ever managed to convince women that working is freedom and being a housewife/mother is slavery is a complete mystery to me."

The Grass is Greener is a ploy that is extremely successful with women... almost all the time.



It's inhuman and cruel how we make women ride trains and drive dumb SUVS for 90 minutes to go work for some guy. Very few of them want to do that shit. They should be teachers of kids and depend on men. Men on whom no one depends might as well be dead. That's why men are quicker to fall in love and seldom initiate divorce.

Every revolution is moving in the direction of slavery.

Blogger Thumos December 22, 2018 12:41 AM  

Avalanche wrote:@83 "There is an increase of evil, yes, but also an increase of the faithful interceding on behalf of a country that declared No King But Jesus at its founding."

As Vox has said, and he's persuasive, recognizing that evil exists, tangibly in this world, leads to being open that there must therefore be ineffable Good. Not there yet, but hopeful.


Evil is a real phenomenon but it doesn't "exist." Nothing created, and no person, is evil, lest they move away from the good, away from truth. Genesis lays this out clearly. Evil is merely a privative, not something with ontological status. If this were not the case, we would literally need evil, and couldn't tell them apart. From that starting point, you pretty much negate ethics and knowledge. This is why all pagan and eastern philosophy is false, and is proven false by Revelation. The wisdom of this world is foolish.. The fear of the lord is the beginning of all knowledge..

Blogger The Depolrable Podunk Ken Ramsey December 22, 2018 12:46 AM  

Okay, sure. No Freemasonry here! Not in America, why that is crazy talk!!!

LOL you assholes.

Blogger S1AL December 22, 2018 12:56 AM  

You're an idiot. The phrase "Novus Ordo Seclorum" is borrowed from Virgil (as anyone familiar with Latin at the time was aware) and was proposed by a man who spent his later life translating the Bible and writing a synopsis of the Gospels.

Really, the "Freemasons, Freemasons everywhere" stuff is a little bit insane. Your can refer to numerous letters and writings from the actual time period in question... Or you can believe a nutter from the late 1900's who can't be bothered to source his work.

You're giving conspiracy theorists a bad name.

Blogger The Depolrable Podunk Ken Ramsey December 22, 2018 1:03 AM  

Numbskull I cited you FUCKING TEMPLE. I cited you FUCKING TEMPLE built over Alexandria, VA upon a hill called originally, "Shooter's Hill", ironically.

You are either stupid or evil. You are seriously attempting to pull off the lie that Freemasonry had nothing to do with the American Revolution? Or eventually also the French Revolution???

If so you are a CAPITAL FUCKING IDIOT. Pardon my French.

Have a nice life.

Goodbye.

Blogger S1AL December 22, 2018 1:07 AM  

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Blogger S1AL December 22, 2018 1:09 AM  

I never claimed that the Freemasons were uninvolved with the Revolutions in question - that would not only be contrary to what I said about Franklin, it would be impossible to prove. That you are wholely incapable of reading the statements as they stand is evidence enough that you have no care for facts, only your hyper-emotional delusions.

Naming something after Washington is literally meaningless as to his involvement, as the State of Washington demonstrates.

Blogger Gettimothy December 22, 2018 1:10 AM  

OT: "Trump the Impaler" https://twitter.com/MrWyattEarpLA/status/1076247750671589376

Has a nice ring to it, no? BTW, I like the fence design; Trump pays attention to aesthetics and it shows here. "Black/White, In/Out, SeeYes/GoNo", driving by it at high speeds will be interesting.
Also, if we have to spike heads on it, we can spike millions of heads.

The GoFundMe money can be used to build the door. Call it "The People's Gate" fashioned after the Black Gate of Mordor of course.

Blogger The Depolrable Podunk Ken Ramsey December 22, 2018 1:15 AM  

S1AL wrote:I never claimed that the Freemasons were uninvolved with the Revolutions in question - that would not only be contrary to what I said about Franklin, it would be impossible to prove. That you are wholely incapable of reading the statements as they stand is evidence enough that you have no care for facts, only your hyper-emotional delusions.

Naming something after Washington is literally meaningless as to his involvement, as the State of Washington demonstrates.


What in the hell are you talking about? You are making gamma arguments bout nonsense.

What you need to do is address my argument in a coherent basis, if that's what you want to dispute.


Blogger S1AL December 22, 2018 1:24 AM  

You didn't present arguments, only statements. I've indicated that several of those statements are *factually incorrect*, often to the point of being opposite the truth (particularly, Jefferson disdained fraternal societies in general and called himself a Christian). If you wish to present actual evidence and arguments rather than an outlandish narrative, do so.

The claim that "most of the American Revolutionary leaders were Masons" is absurd. Even the most pretentious Mason claims come nowhere near that number.

The simple reality is that the Freemasons of the 1700's were mostly *literally masons*. There are Masonic symbols on architecture because they, you know, built buildings.

I'm now curious to hear your thoughts on Andrew Jackson, however.

Blogger Norman Ball December 22, 2018 1:27 AM  

abandonment judgment ala Chuck Missler

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgUX_GAkJzg

Blogger The Depolrable Podunk Ken Ramsey December 22, 2018 1:29 AM  

Ok, holy smokes, now your side is claiming Jefferson as a Christian? Despite 30+ years before that of claiming him as the Premier Humanist Ever?

You can take a hike.

Blogger The Depolrable Podunk Ken Ramsey December 22, 2018 1:33 AM  

I'm telling you, folks, something most of us already know.

The Left is freaking EVIL.

They are just damned and evil. What we are to do about it, I don't know. But that's the problem.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd December 22, 2018 1:34 AM  

S1AL wrote:"Modern Masons claim that George Washington was a Mason."

Washington said he wasn't, quite emphatically.


All I know is that today's Freemasons claim that he was.

Blogger S1AL December 22, 2018 1:39 AM  

"Ok, holy smokes, now your side is claiming Jefferson as a Christian? Despite 30+ years before that of claiming him as the Premier Humanist Ever?"

My side? Are you incapable of understanding the written word? I said that "Thomas Jefferson called himself a Christian". That is the extent of my statement on the matter and is readily verifiable from his many writings on the subject. If you wish to call him a liar, or claim that he was a poor Christian, that is another discussion entirely. But the core facts, relevant to the issues discussed, are these:

Jefferson was not a Freemason.

Jefferson disliked secret or fraternal organizations.

Jefferson called himself a Christian regularly and emphatically.

But again, Andrew Jackson - proud Mason. Thoughts?

What about Teddy Roosevelt?

Blogger The Depolrable Podunk Ken Ramsey December 22, 2018 1:42 AM  

You condemn yourself S1AL. That ridiculous

Blogger JimR December 22, 2018 1:46 AM  

"I wish there were sincere Christians practicing a non-cucked and non-secular Christianity who specifically reach out to atheists."

I am an atheist, and I approve this message

Blogger The Depolrable Podunk Ken Ramsey December 22, 2018 1:51 AM  

JimR wrote:"I wish there were sincere Christians practicing a non-cucked and non-secular Christianity who specifically reach out to atheists."

I am an atheist, and I approve this message


Just accept Jesus Christ as your lord and savior and get on with it. Holy Cow is everybody sickened by the drama.

Blogger S1AL December 22, 2018 1:53 AM  

BTW, even your fellow Catholics acknowledge that there were more Masons among the Loyalists than among the Patriots.

Blogger The Depolrable Podunk Ken Ramsey December 22, 2018 1:56 AM  

S1AL wrote:BTW, even your fellow Catholics acknowledge that there were more Masons among the Loyalists than among the Patriots.

I don't doubt you on that. History is bloody and you will be very disappointed to expect that it wraps itself up in a gift present with a bow. :)

Blogger John December 22, 2018 1:58 AM  

I've always wanted to be a witch-hunter. Maybe dreams really can come true.

Blogger Dirk Manly December 22, 2018 2:02 AM  

@90

"Uh... yeah, okay. But don't non-sinners ALSO die? So, the wages of living a good life is death? Oh, and didn't RBG live a long long long life before finally getting her wages?"

Who are these non-sinners you're talking about?

Blogger S1AL December 22, 2018 2:07 AM  

Or, perhaps, Freemasons have no compulsion in either religion or politics, as they claim?

Every examination I've made of the history of the Freemasons indicates that both the Masons and the Anti-Masons dramatically exaggerate Masonic influence. Even more, they dramatically exaggerate Masonic cohesion. The reality is that the French Revolution damn near destroyed the Masonic orders in France, a large portion of whom were Monarchists.

If one were to, say, publish a series of fictional novels about Masonic orders, the most realistic depiction would be to have a whole bunch of secret factions with different aims hiding in the shadows of a largely social organization - some Christian, some not. Heck, I'd probably read that.

In terms of influence, the Skull and Bones are proportionally *far* more concerning (and very hereditary). 15 members per year, 3 Presidents? That's a little bit crazy.

Blogger The Depolrable Podunk Ken Ramsey December 22, 2018 2:10 AM  

S1AL wrote:Jefferson was not a Freemason.

Jefferson disliked secret or fraternal organizations.

Jefferson called himself a Christian regularly and emphatically.

But again, Andrew Jackson - proud Mason. Thoughts?

What about Teddy Roosevelt?


Wrong on ALL points.

Jefferson was a Freemason.

Jefferson was totally on board with secret and fraternal societies, and he spearheaded the University of Virginia on that basis.

Thomas Jefferson had a life. When he was young he was raging against the machine. When he was older, he spent a vast amount of money that really could not afford founding churches in Ohio.

Thomas Jefferson was a moving target.

Blogger S1AL December 22, 2018 2:17 AM  

There's no record whatsoever of Jefferson being a Mason. In every mention of it in his letters, he refers to it as an organization with which he is passingly familiar. Even the Masons don't claim him, and the exhaustive lists drawn up by other sources also cannot find any record of it. If you have some sort of information that I can examine (beyond a mere claim), I'd be happy to do so.

Blogger JimR December 22, 2018 2:20 AM  

"Just accept Jesus Christ as your lord and savior and get on with it."

what part of "non belief" confuses you?

Blogger The Depolrable Podunk Ken Ramsey December 22, 2018 2:22 AM  

Oh give it up. The Freemasons were always a secret society. Nobody expects a record from 1794 suddenly listing Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and George Washington as Freemasons.

To this day Masons remain SECRETIVE.

Hello?

Blogger S1AL December 22, 2018 2:27 AM  

So... Lemme get this straight. The Freemasons were *super-duper secret serious*, but we somehow have lists of all the members? And most of them talked openly about it?

You're gonna have to pick one.

Blogger The Depolrable Podunk Ken Ramsey December 22, 2018 2:34 AM  

S1AL wrote:So... Lemme get this straight. The Freemasons were *super-duper secret serious*, but we somehow have lists of all the members? And most of them talked openly about it?

You're gonna have to pick one.


No, S1Al, if you will go back and look up the genesis of this thread and my commentary on it, you will see that the question is about the relationship with God and the state.

In particular, my comments revolved around the action of FREEMASONS, who were instrumental in both the American and especially the French Revolutions, for pressing the case AGAINST GOD.

I know exactly where you are coming from wanting to defend Thomas Jefferson et al.

FWIW, I do think Thomas Jefferson was an honorable man.

That doesn't matter one bit.

The revolutionary spirit of the late 18th Century was a terrible monster.

We are still paying the cost.

That is my thinking.

Blogger Dirk Manly December 22, 2018 2:45 AM  

@134

"I've always wanted to be a witch-hunter. Maybe dreams really can come true."

When you do, don't operate alone, or you will regret it.

Blogger Dirk Manly December 22, 2018 2:49 AM  

"The revolutionary spirit of the late 18th Century was a terrible monster."

It's got nothing on the revolutionary spirit of the 19the century, to say nothing of the revolutionary spirit of the 20th century.

Blogger Vaughan Williams December 22, 2018 2:52 AM  

@119 Yes, we are entering day 16 of the 9th month (10th month according to the modern Jewish calendar) Great to have another voice lifted in praise to our Creator.

Funny story, one of the pagan Roman emperors forbade the Christians to pray for him on pain of death. The Christians back then had prayer teams praying around the clock for the health and welfare of the emperor, as the prophet Jeremiah and the apostle Paul commanded (Jer 29:7, 1 Tim 2:1-2). After the emperor stopped them from praying, he was dead within 24 hours. Could be true. I don't remember more details than that.

Blogger The Depolrable Podunk Ken Ramsey December 22, 2018 2:53 AM  

Dirk Manly wrote:"The revolutionary spirit of the late 18th Century was a terrible monster."

It's got nothing on the revolutionary spirit of the 19the century, to say nothing of the revolutionary spirit of the 20th century.


You're an engineer. You understand compounding mistakes.

Blogger Gettimothy December 22, 2018 3:48 AM  

@154 thanks

Blogger Joe December 22, 2018 3:56 AM  

"occult symbolism is practically a step backwards at this point."

That's to see who's down to get initiated higher into the ranks. These clowns are openly practicing black magic and not even pretending to be "good witches" anymore. Thousands became complicit through social media and opened themselves up to demonization, whether they were intending to contribute or curious onlookers makes no difference to the forces they are playing around with.

Blogger Joe December 22, 2018 4:08 AM  

"I've spoken with Hugh Ross, who described a visit to the USSR in the 1980s. He was there to talk to Soviet scientists, and discovered that some of them were deeply involved in the occult. He described frightening displays of what can only be described as demonic oppression."

Many of them are Rosicrucian, who consider themselves to be modern wizards in a literal sense. The Royal Society is full of them.

Blogger John Rockwell December 22, 2018 7:12 AM  

''Either Americans will repent and restore their nation or America will be destroyed.''

I see this as a portent when Miraculous Signs and Wonders will happen on an overt scale when Christians evangelize to Americans.

Just as the Blindness of the man in our LORDs day was born blind in order that the works of God may be displayed in him.(John 9:3)

So may the works of God show itself forth in combating the more overt return of the supernatural evil

Blogger John Rockwell December 22, 2018 7:21 AM  

@20

The ultimate Nationalism is the Kingdom of God. Our heavenly King and Country holds supremacy over Earthly King and country.

Blogger Lovekraft December 22, 2018 9:36 AM  

Think of the thousands of witches masquerading as public school teachers who carry out their nefarious deeds under the radar. Devious little cretins who think by abusing young males will somehow bring balance or something.

Blogger Durandel December 22, 2018 9:50 AM  

Stickwick, the only reason I doubt the Aliens conspiracy is because look who wins if a supposed “first encounter” is reported: the UN and the Globalist elites. Reagan said as much in an address to the UN.

My guess is Alien encounters are actually demonic encounters or they are victims of demonic occult practices, like ritual sex abuse, death rituals, etc.

Blogger S1AL December 22, 2018 10:02 AM  

"The revolutionary spirit of the late 18th Century was a terrible monster.

We are still paying the cost.

That is my thinking."

Of course. It's always the same, tired points with Catholic Monarchists. Every. Damn. Time.

--

"Many of them are Rosicrucian, who consider themselves to be modern wizards in a literal sense. The Royal Society is full of them."

A second Iron Law of Bureaucracy? Bureaucracies inevitably attract those with an affinity for witchcraft.

Blogger Tars Tarkas December 22, 2018 10:20 AM  

Meanwhile, over in Europe..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33zt5CpavnI

Blogger Beau December 22, 2018 10:33 AM  

"I wish there were sincere Christians practicing a non-cucked and non-secular Christianity who specifically reach out to atheists."

I am an atheist, and I approve this message


Come now, and let us reason together," Says the LORD, "Though your sins are as scarlet, They will be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They will be like wool. - Isaiah 1:18

I am willing to reach out to you JimR. Where shall we begin?

Blogger flyingtiger December 22, 2018 10:56 AM  

This witchcraft and magic stuff was created by intelligence agencies as a cover for their spying business. Only fools believe in this nonsense.

Blogger Станислав Бартошевич December 22, 2018 11:10 AM  

@107 "True, but neither Vox nor I said it started after 1976. I would place the beginning of the Age of Sin as 1916, when the leaders of the Allied powers sacrificed millions of their citizens rather than make a peace that might be politically inconvenient for the ruling elite."

Do you have a slightest idea what a peace with Germany in 1916 would entail? Do you think that Germans stalwartly refused to even disclose demands on the basis of which they would be willing to negotiate for peace because these demands would be merely "inconvenient for the ruling elite"? For fuck's sake, even when putting feelers for a separate peace, which they saw as nothing more than a ploy to divide their enemies and destroy them one by one, they still were unwilling to remove annexations from the table!

No. The Central Powers irretrievably and firmly betrayed Christendom (and white race too, if you care) in 1914, when they explicitly tried to use a worldwide Jihad as a tool against their enemies. They only failed to incite a massacre of Christians and Europeans everywhere from Lybia to Central Asia because their schemes of inciting Mohammedans were as solid as the rest of their diplomacy. Condoning the genocide of Armenian Christians, which occurred at the time when the German ambassador effectively ruled in Istanbul, or unleashing Bolsheviks on Russia were just the next logical steps in that betrayal.

As about the Entente, they, specifically England, France, or Italy, turned away from Christianity just as decisively in 1921, when for the sake of not even winning a world war, but truly petty political schemes, they either blithely disregarded or, in case of Italy, directly aided another Turkish genocide of Christians, and utter extermination of the 3000 years old culture of Greek Levant to boot.

Is it any wonder, that all of those former world powers, no matter how exactly they were divided in WWI, just could not stop betraying Christianity, European civilization, and ultimately themselves ever since?

Blogger Beau December 22, 2018 11:13 AM  

While I agree agencies may find occult activity useful for covert operations, as an exorcist I must respectfully disagree with your conclusion.

Anonymous Anonymous December 22, 2018 11:37 AM  

120. S1AL December 22, 2018 12:20 AM
The only known Freemason among the major Founders



if you missed the fact that George Washington was a Freemason, i'm going to summarily dismiss out-of-hand your opinion on the rest of this.

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/washington-becomes-master-mason

in fact, i'm going to start wondering if you're a mason yourself, who is lying about the openly known history of the Founders in order to conceal the influence of the Freemasons from the ignorant.

as others have mentioned, there is no accident that there is a 'George Washington Masonic National Memorial' in Alexandria, Virginia, just downstream from the confluence of the Potomac and Anacostia. and i've been in it.

https://infogalactic.com/info/George_Washington_Masonic_National_Memorial

if you're going to declaim that there were not any Freemasons to speak of amongst the Founders, it's, at a minimum, because you DO NOT WANT TO KNOW.

Jefferson was also a mason, inducted in the French lodge in which Franklin was a member:
http://mastermason.com/dresden/thomas_jefferson.htm

most cornerstones of important buildings in DC are placed in a Freemasonic ( occult ) ceremony, using instruments and symbols that were used by Washington and others to lay the cornerstone of the Capitol building.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Capitol_cornerstone_laying


122. S1AL December 22, 2018 12:34 AM
Washington said he wasn't, quite emphatically.


Washington is known to be a prodigious liar and thief.

Anonymous Anonymous December 22, 2018 11:38 AM  

and the lying and thieving is in addition to being a lifelong bumbling incompetent at military command.

Blogger Maniac December 22, 2018 11:42 AM  

"Lord forgive me but I'm envious of VD sitting on his throne in a quaint Italian town, watching the decay of America from afar."

He might not be much better off. Most of the studies concerning Biblical prophecy suggest that the EU is the launching platform for the Antichrist. I'm hoping that the pre-Trib rapture theory is the right one so that I don't have to deal with this world much longer.

Blogger Dirk Manly December 22, 2018 11:48 AM  

@162

"My guess is Alien encounters are actually demonic encounters or they are victims of demonic occult practices, like ritual sex abuse, death rituals, etc."

They consistently used to tell people they were from Mars, until it was proven that Mars is lifeless. Then for a while, they told people they were from Venus, until the public became aware that Venus is even more hostile to life. That's when they switched to telling people they come from a planet from Alpha Centauri.

So, yes, this does seem to be of Satanic origin.

Blogger Beau December 22, 2018 12:02 PM  

I'm hoping that the pre-Trib rapture theory is the right one so that I don't have to deal with this world much longer.

And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. - Matthew 24:12,13

Lord Jesus keep our eyes firmly fixed on you. Keep our hearts unsullied by secret sin. Guide our hands back to the plough till day is done.

Blogger S1AL December 22, 2018 12:11 PM  

"if you missed the fact that George Washington was a Freemason, i'm going to summarily dismiss out-of-hand your opinion on the rest of this.

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/washington-becomes-master-mason

in fact, i'm going to start wondering if you're a mason yourself, who is lying about the openly known history of the Founders in order to conceal the influence of the Freemasons from the ignorant."

Are you claiming that the History Channel is a reliable source?

Although, I did make a mistake on Washington. He was a Freemason, just not active after his youth, and was opposed to their use of him as a symbol.

And, no, I don't have the time in my life for a social club.

"Jefferson was also a mason, inducted in the French lodge in which Franklin was a member:
http://mastermason.com/dresden/thomas_jefferson.htm"

One guy with a website doesn't override that the Masons have historically not claimed Jefferson, that Jefferson never claimed it even hinted at membership, and that he wrote about or to Masons a number of times without ever indications membership - and, in fact, every implication of his letters is that he was not a Mason.

"most cornerstones of important buildings in DC are placed in a Freemasonic ( occult ) ceremony, using instruments and symbols that were used by Washington and others to lay the cornerstone of the Capitol building."

And most new buildings have a ribbon cutting. Calling it an "occult" ceremony is ludicrous, especially given the changes that have occurred amongst Freemasons from that time until now - heck, you can read Washington's correspondence on the Illuminati.

"Washington is known to be a prodigious liar and thief."

According to whom, exactly?

Blogger Ominous Cowherd December 22, 2018 12:51 PM  

American Masons have told me that in the 18th century French Freemasonry was a different, darker thing than York or Scottish Rite Freemasonry.

Freemasonry has secrets, but they really aren't a secret organization. They own buildings, meet in them, tell the world they are members, do good deeds in the name of the organization and so on. It is very plausible that we would find historical records of membership, if not actual membership lists.

Blogger S1AL December 22, 2018 1:10 PM  

"American Masons have told me that in the 18th century French Freemasonry was a different, darker thing than York or Scottish Rite Freemasonry.

Freemasonry has secrets, but they really aren't a secret organization. They own buildings, meet in them, tell the world they are members, do good deeds in the name of the organization and so on. It is very plausible that we would find historical records of membership, if not actual membership lists."

This comports with my examination of the historical elements. And even in France, or England, there were huge divisions - you had Monarchist lodges and Jacobin lodges and various unaligned lodges.

So, did some of them practice the occult? Do some of them practice the occult now? Of course. There are 1.5 million Masons in the US, and it's at a *low point*. Somewhere in that medley there are occultists.

But the obsession with Freemasonry is an engineered smokescreen for the real secret societies, the ones that have 90-100% of their members in prominent government posts.

Blogger S1AL December 22, 2018 1:34 PM  

Given recent topics, I'm actually surprised that nobody has mentioned that Buzz Aldrin is a Mason. There's some serious conspiracy fuel to be had there.

Blogger The Depolrable Podunk Ken Ramsey December 22, 2018 3:14 PM  

S1AL wrote:Given recent topics, I'm actually surprised that nobody has mentioned that Buzz Aldrin is a Mason. There's some serious conspiracy fuel to be had there.

That was mentioned, actually. Along with the fact that Neil Armstrong (also a Mason) took two flags with him to the moon. The US flag and a Mason flag. Check the threads.

Blogger JimR December 22, 2018 3:33 PM  

Beau, thank you for your offer, but I think this is something only the individual can do, and God, if such exists.

Blogger Dirk Manly December 22, 2018 5:00 PM  

@176

"But the obsession with Freemasonry is an engineered smokescreen for the real secret societies, the ones that have 90-100% of their members in prominent government posts."

In the European countries, and those derived from them (primarily ANZAC), you'll be searching long and hard to find a member of one of those other secret societies who is not ALSO a freemason.

Blogger Beau December 22, 2018 5:03 PM  

JimR, the offer stands. As you mentioned, reasoning to the conclusion is your work; however, before his conversion even Augustine evaluated the reasoning of Ambrose, testing it thoroughly to his eventual satisfaction.

Blogger Dirk Manly December 22, 2018 5:04 PM  

"Beau, thank you for your offer, but I think this is something only the individual can do, and God, if such exists."

Whenever you find the entity responsible for creating the universe.... you will have found God.

The universe could not have created itself. Therefore, SOME entity did create it.

The existance of God who created the universe really is NOT up for debate -- it's almost axiomatic.

The real question is WHO is this God? what is it's nature? Should I worship it? And what are the right ways of doing so?

Blogger S1AL December 22, 2018 5:53 PM  

Side note: if my assessment of the Freemasons is correct, it indicates that diffusion of authority is effective protection against the occult-globalists, at least at an organizational level. Straight-up murder, not so much.

Blogger Beau December 22, 2018 6:02 PM  

Whenever you find the entity responsible for creating the universe.... you will have found God.

Yes, and he wishes to be found.

And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us. - Acts 17:26,27

The real question is WHO is this God? what is it's nature? Should I worship it?

Paul explains,

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.

Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.
Romans 1:18-25

Think the simplest of cases, the binary, Off or On.

Blogger liberranter December 22, 2018 8:38 PM  

And if a decent guide does come along, which is rare they wouldn't listen anyway as they were programmed.

It would be worse than that; they'd tear him limb from limb for telling an impolitic truth.

Blogger liberranter December 22, 2018 8:41 PM  

America is at the very begining of another Great Christian Awakening.


IBTWISI (I'll believe that when I see it).

Blogger Azure Amaranthine December 23, 2018 2:36 AM  

"Why'd I have to be a part of the cuckiest, shittiest, cringiest, LARPiest generation of all time?"

Wasting time bitching about it instead of bitchslapping it?

"A second Iron Law of Bureaucracy? Bureaucracies inevitably attract those with an affinity for witchcraft."

Saying it yet again. A witch is a woman seeking power for power's sake. A warlock or sorcerer is a man doing the same thing. By means of magic? Science? Same thing once you remove God, just different guises.

Blogger Dirk Manly December 23, 2018 4:47 AM  

Those who seek power should never be given it.

Blogger Dirk Manly December 23, 2018 4:49 AM  

I trust Trump because he has NEVER behaved like he wanted political power -- more like he came to the conclusion that nobody else with the ability to win the Presidency was interested in the betterment of the country and it's people.

Blogger JimR December 23, 2018 5:23 AM  

Beau, while I do not wish to be 'preached at' I am interested in learning from those who can teach me. From my lurking here, I think you are an honorable, and decent person, and I can be reached via weaselkeeper at a google mail account.

Blogger JimR December 23, 2018 5:39 AM  

"I trust Trump because he has NEVER behaved like he wanted political power"
exactly
I get the feeling he is exasperated that he has to do this, and he'd rather be doing other things, but "duty is lighter than a feather"

Blogger Dirk Manly December 23, 2018 7:55 AM  

I personally believe that he allowed himself to be recruited to run for President to protect his children and grandchildren from the formation of a runaway communist dictatorship, which would, of course, murder the entire family tree of any family with $BILLIONS who isn't part of the absolute highest echelons of the leftist club. He's a man of accomplishments, not platitudes. And leftist clubs are composed mainly of men of platitudes, not action.... until they obtain dictatorial powers.

Anonymous Anonymous December 23, 2018 1:07 PM  

174. S1AL December 22, 2018 12:11 PM
Are you claiming that the History Channel is a reliable source?



by your own admission, they're more reliable than you.


174. S1AL December 22, 2018 12:11 PM
According to whom, exactly?



https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/11/george-washington-was-master-deception/576565/

and, of course, no small amount of his lying was devoted to covering up his bumblefuck military command ability.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkwZDRB3tZo

probably the most egregious betrayal was Washington's pilfering of practically all of the worthwhile land out of the grant which had been given to the Colonial troops as compensation for their agonies and back pay from the Revolutionary War.

Blogger S1AL December 23, 2018 2:41 PM  

The Atlantic and the History Channel.

Alright then.

Blogger Dirk Manly December 23, 2018 3:10 PM  

@193

"https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/11/george-washington-was-master-deception/576565/

and, of course, no small amount of his lying was devoted to covering up his bumblefuck military command ability."

Look, Washington didn't have the manpower, or the luxury of safe training grounds that the Redcoats had, nor a comparatively huge industrial base turning out material in excess of what the troops in the field could consume. Washington was NEVER going to beat the Redcoats at the tactical level, so he, correctly, didn't even bother with that.

Instead, Washington chose the correct strategy, which is the same one which General Nguyen Giap successfully used against us in Vietnam -- also known as the Fabian strategy -- "as long as we still have an army in the field, even if we lose every battle, we are still winning. And after enough time, they will tire of sending troops here, but we will still be here, therefore, we win."

Washington won. He deliberately retreated, rather than press for tactical victories, so as to preserve the possibility of eventually winning by NOT destroying his forces needlessly.

The British Army was continually filled by draftees (the empire needed manpower to man colonies and bases all the way out to India and beyond). In contrast, the Continental Congress had difficulty raising funds even with their unbacked fiat currency (called scrip at the time). Imagine that -- when the colonies were using funny money, even then they were refusing to give the Congress the monopoly money requested. A draft was entirely out of the question.

Therefore, preserving manpower was an absolute must. High casualties could have collapsed the entire cause. Keeping his men alive, using hit-and-run raids was a far better strategy than trying to win every single engagement in set-piece battles. The Fabian strategy, when used by a weaker force (which is almost always the case) requires avoiding set-piece battles whenever possible, and instead, focus on the enemies supplies and lines of communication.

That's how Fabian beat the Carthaginian army, and it's how Washington beat the best equipped, supplied, and trained army in the planet at that time, just as General Giap beat the best equipped, and supplied (even if not the best-trained) army of his day.

Do you belittle General Giap for the fact that the US won every single large-scale battlefield engagement in Vietnam?

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