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"Coercion" is its Name

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“Coercion” is its Name!

For “Some Greater Good

Cheryl K. Chumley, brilliant investigator and author, notes that since early 2020 the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Disease, the Surgeon General’s Office, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have given conflicting mandates regarding the wearing of Covid-“prevention” masks. Yet, for many months, one could go nowhere without wearing one!

  • This led Ria Sinha, senior research fellow at the University of Hong Kong’s Center for the Humanities and Medicine, to say: “Wearing a mask became a symbol of solidarity with the government.”
  • Despite the fact that most medical data show negligible benefit for facial covering, masks were mandated to make one bow in submission. It became a new collectivist way of coercion!

As the coronavirus pandemic has shown, “it’s easy to influence a nation of people driven by fear.” It’s easy to curtail freedoms when a fearful population willingly cedes those freedoms based on promises of security – though never guaranteed.[1]

Then the mandates to obtain Covid “vaccinations” came. Stunningly, “on November 12, 2021, Dr. Anthony Fauci finally admitted to the N.Y. Times the chilling truth about the COVID-19 vaccines, saying that they did not work as advertised. Their effectiveness “is waning to the point that you’re seeing more and more people getting breakthrough infections who are winding up in the hospital.”[2]

Those mandates became coercive – yet with failing effectiveness. They deprive one of an informed choice. With growing questions about the “science” of the government, resistance against governmental requirements is accelerating.

Mandates associated with fear have even led the private sector (e.g., employers) to require vaccinations as a prerequisite for continued employment.

In a recent National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin, the White House redefined “domestic terrorism.” It includes those who resist Anthony Fauci’s Covid-19 narrative, even going so far as to include those resisting booster shots to make vaccines more effective! If you believe vaccines are an irreversible threat to your health, you could be called a terrorist.[3]

“So, if you believe whatever narrative is being spun from the White House podium by Jen Psaki (parroting CDC warnings), you are automatically protected. If your tweets are never blocked, and your Facebook posts are never removed, you are a loyal American. But if you think the government is often lying and manipulating, you could be a terrorist.”[4]

  • Such coercive power is prophetically suggested as occurring near the end of time in Revelation 13:16:16-17a. The earth beast (likely the United States) makes everyone (meaning every human being) identify their allegiance with the antichrist’s mark of authority. Those who refuse it finally risk execution.
  • Is this nation in a preparation phase for such a reality?

The tyrannical foundation for such an implementation is being secured. This coercive trajectory will be successful: “And all the world wondered after the beast [the antichrist]” (Revelation 13:3b). Woe to those in opposition. The words “domestic terrorist” are already on the lips of many government leaders for those resisting their directives. A global suppressive order is predicted.

Intriguingly, there is global cooperation with these restrictive orders and mandates! Well-planned incremental steps are being taken toward a “Great Reset” of the world. The Bible says Rome will serve as its head (Revelation 17:9).

Moving toward that Coalition

In 1891, Pope Leo XVIII published an encyclical entitled Rerum Novarum. It was a Marxist-leaning document of Rome’s ideals for a geopolitical world.[5]

During President Delano Roosevelt’s era, with support from the Carnegie Institute and the U.S. State Department, a “new moral world order” global map was created in 1942 by cartographer Maurice Gomberg. This world was divided into ten divisions.[6] [Just like the ten horn powers of Revelation’s beast (13:1, 17:3)].

  • At the bottom of the map was a list of “moral ideals” for planet earth – most reflected the social doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church, echoing Rerum Novarum.

In 1968 a Vatican organization called the Club of Rome was established. With its appointed members, it sought to address and solve major world concerns. Its first report in 1972 was a book called Limits to Growth. The vast array of global problems this publication identified became the pacesetter to coercively solve those myriads of global issues (most contrived!). A “new world order” became an essential goal. Today, bringing to fruition those changes is called “The Great Reset.” Its concerns include population growth, climate change, food production, world health (e.g., controlling pandemics), and enough money for all to be secure – all published in that 1972 book!

Intriguingly, this “Club” developed an updated world map in 1973 that was, again, divided into ten regions, alluding to the ten-horned antichrist beast prophecies. There are to be ten regions or economic areas that will give power and authority to its geopolitical Roman base.

  • “So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns” (Revelation 17:3). In prophecy a woman equals a church, a beast equals a nation, and horns equal power supporting the beast they are on.
  • “And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast” (Revelation 17:12).
  • A later picture of this beast: “And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy” (Revelation 13:1). That’s a picture of the completed world coalition.

Blasphemy means that it defies God. However, since the world is enamored of the beast’s power and authority (Revelation 13:2), it must be deceptive and coercive! The Covid pandemic and climate change are current coalition tools that Rome supports!

The World Economic Forum

As the Club of Rome’s momentum grew in identifying world problems that needed “corrective action,” the World Economic Forum (WEF), based in Cologny, Geneva Canton, Switzerland, had recently emerged on 24 January 1971. It was founded by Klaus Schwab. It, too, began with the goal of uniting world leaders to solve global problems!

The WEF continues to function as a powerful international NGO of the U.N. It is mostly funded by its 1,000 member companies, as well as through public subsidies. It viewed its mission as “improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industrial agendas.” Over 3000 individual paying members come, by invitation only, to Davos, Switzerland, for its annual meetings, which claim to have no record of its deliberations. Why? Its sinister discussions and plans would be resisted by the world at large. Its ultimate objective is to control every facet of life through the strength of corporations and power of governments.[7] It is a form of Marxism.

One overriding problem that the WEF has not wanted to publicly admit: to achieve their “dream” of their “utopian world” requires curtailment of personal liberties and demands coercion to attain compliance. The ultimate controlling force would have to be tyrannical.

This can be achieved only by “incrementalism” in limiting individual freedoms. The dramatic and rapid control that came from the Covid-19 “pandemic” illustrates one of those geopolitical steps. Global initiatives aim at “softening up” resistance of individuals to submit to government restrictions.

Affirming this power, the World Economic Forum just formed a new division: “Global Coalition for Digital Safety,” which is made up of Big Tech executives and government officials. Its intent: “police harmful online content and conduct.” (!) What does “harmful content” mean?

  • Any anti-vaccine information. Any comments against the way the governments are handling the Covid pandemic.[8]
  • Any “violent extremism” as this agency defines it.  Example: Attorney General Merrick Garland has asked the FBI to label parents who yell at school officials and boards over what is being taught as domestic terrorists.[9]

Curtailment of such speech is allegedly to limit “online harm.” However, restriction of information opens the door for misinformation and control. “Controlling the narrative” on the internet by “big tech” is far advanced. “Coercion” is its name.

Pope Francis strongly supports the World Economic Forum and “The Great Reset” agenda. He has come under criticism, even within the Catholic Church, for his geopolitics. Forbs Magazine addressed this when Francis formed shadow council of the world’s top businessmen to address capitalism’s flaws. It is dubbed the “Guardians.”[10]

  • How does such geopolitics change capitalism?
  • By introducing a political alternative, which already formed the basis of Pope Leo XIII’s Rerum Novarum in 1891! Again, it is Marxist.[11]

Change through Force

Klaus Schwab, that Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, said in June, 2020: “The pandemic represents a rare but narrow window of opportunity to reflect, reimagine, and reset our world.”

What does “resetting the world” mean? Through coercive means, move everyone toward a “unified agenda” where the elites control a socialistic global plan.[12]

U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres said in a speech during the U.N.’s 75th anniversary celebration, September 11, 2021, that a “pivotal moment” has come to the world where “business as usual” could lead to a breakdown of “global order.” The world is under “emotional stress.” The assembly’s 193 members gave unified support for a new “Our Common Agenda.”

  • It called for a “global governance” where everyone is morally “bound together.” Guterres, a Roman Catholic, favors the leadership of the Vatican.
  • There is a need for multilateralism with teeth to force compliance, he noted.
  • That will “fix the world.”

What must be fixed in the U.N.’s agenda? The climate crisis, the unchecked inequality in society with poverty and hunger, and threats to the world’s financial system.[13] That echoes much of Rerum Novarum.

While the world has been distracted by the Covid-19 pandemic, Luke Cooper of the London School of Economics published a book entitled Authoritarian Contagion. In it he notes that as vast economic, health and social resources poured into fighting the pandemic, “the state” forcibly began “to manage society.” Restrictions on civil liberties and the voice of political opponents have emerged on several continents. “Authoritarian politics is making democracies feel fragile.” [14]

This raises a question: “Is there a secret agenda behind Covid policies?” Marilyn M. Singleton chronicled the shifting of ethics, even in medicine behind the pandemic.

  • Ethics advisor, Ezekiel Emanuel M.D., has suggested to 78-year-old President Biden, the age of 75, as a benchmark to end life to control the population and medical costs!
  • Depopulation is also alive and well in the abortion industry![15]

Serious reactions to Covid vaccines have attracted little to no attention from the media – but may be worse than Covid, per se. Yet – the White House is challenging colleges to vaccinate entire campuses despite fatal heart inflammation after vaccination of young adults.[16]

  • Depopulation was initially urged by the Club of Rome in 1973 in its book Limits of Growth.
  • The evolving world order mandates coercion and control – not unlike the extremes of socialism![17]

The question plaguing thousands: “Why are globalists and governments so desperate for 100% vaccination rates?” In a brilliant opinion piece, Brandon Smith suggests that this would eliminate having any control group from the hasty use of the experimental Covid vaccine. If the vaccination outcome should be deleterious, nothing could be conclusively proven.[18]

  • That is stunning and suggests that social manipulation is operational!
  • It is softening up submission to the authority of political elites required for “The Great Reset.”

Alex Newman, who wrote Deep State: The Invisible Government Behind the Sciences, noted in a recent interview that intent of the media with its manipulation “is not to make people believe these absurdities anymore. The point is now to demoralize people and to really silence us.” [19]

These techniques echo the modus operandi of Satan, the “great deceiver”: “Ever since his fall, it has been the work of Satan to oppose Christ’s efforts to redeem the race. Every time he leads them into temptation, he rejoices; because he well knows that their power of resistance will thus become weakened, and that he can then the more easily lead them to commit other sins. And when they have taken step after step in the wrong direction, he turns and begins to accuse them of the very sins which he has led them to commit. He thus causes them to become discouraged, and to lose confidence in themselves and in the Lord; and after they have separated from God, dishonored his name, and broken his law, he claims them as his captives, and contests the right of Christ to take them from him. Pointing to their sins, as he did to the filthy garments of Joshua, he says: ‘They profess to be thy children; but they do not obey thee. See the traces of sin upon them. They are my property.’”[20]

Weaponization of Fear

A healthy level of concern and even fear normally contributes to our survival. But it is being used for nefarious purposes. Robert Higg, an economic historian, has been warning of the “ratchet effect,” where governments incrementally introduce more programs, oversight boards, and compliance issues that reach the deepest levels of our lives. This causes a significant loss of freedom, once taken for granted.

  • With Covid-19, one is constantly fed a “life or death” narrative.
  • “If you enjoy living, listen to those in power” (Don Lemon, TV News – a spokesman for the elite).

Fear works best when an element of truth is exaggerated. That has happened with Covid. An individual has a far greater chance of being killed in a traffic accident and the flu than dying from Covid![21]

Senator Rand Paul on “The Ingraham Angle” noted: “Beyond the economic consequences of socialism [where the populace is led to depend on the government], historically, it ends with state-sponsored authoritarianism.”[22]

“Independent federal agencies have power over American lives that the founders never imagined.” An example is the unprecedented power grab by Linda Khan, the Federal Trade Commission head. Major checks and balances that have been within that agency for decades are being ignored. Ms. Khan is a 32-year-old academic with no administrative experience in any area. Yet, she and each of her commissioners have unprecedented subpoena powers to harass and manipulate business. Fear of what she has power to do is even rising within her own agency.[23]

Striking out at individuals and families, the World Economic Forum, along with the Democratic Party, wishes to eventually end all private ownership of property.[24] These agencies have reached such a level of power as to publicly claim that that is necessary.

There is concern, and even growing fear, regarding Covid-19 “vaccination” complications. Though having nearly reached their July 4 objective of having 70% of all U.S. adults receive at least one dose of the vaccine, the White House is expressing dissatisfaction at not having total compliance. They are coercively pushing schools and businesses to force vaccine compliance as a condition for attending school, having employment, and conducting business activity.[25]

Biden formally ordered 80 million workers in the U.S. to get the vaccines or get regular testing (September 2021). Then OSHA was asked to become involved, warning that non-compliance could lead to heavy fines! They later declined to enforce this.

  • The Department of Labor did issue a ruling that requires any business with 100 or more employees to have total vaccination of employees or get weekly Covid testing or be fined $14,000 per violation. The courts have temporarily blocked this ruling.
  • That would make industry become a policing arm of the federal government!

Adding to this coercive move is a growing number of mandates that restaurants, entertainment centers, and sports arenas require proof of vaccination before providing any service.[26],[27]

Again, that would make business owners, employees, and public event directors be “enforcement agents of the government.”

In-N-Out Burger, Contra Costa County, California, refused to cooperate. The County shut it down mid-October 2021.[28] These desperate moves by the governments are necessary for those Biblical projections of world control to occur!

Attention, Christians!

John’s apocalypse says: “And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon” (Revelation 13:11).

  • This nation (represented by that beast) deceptively stands for “Christian ideals” by its “lamb-like horns.” Long before, John the Baptist had introduced Jesus as the “Lamb of God” (John 1:29, 36).
  • Jesus was introduced as a Lamb in Revelation 5:6. Contextually, this nation pretends to be Christ-like.

Under a false guise, this nation gives complete submission and service to the antichrist, yet depicting itself as Christian. It initially appears harmless and attractive. However, this verse ends by saying that this nation speaks as Satan![29]

  • For this country to act like this, it must become a coercive nation. Its legal structure, the Constitution and Bill of Rights, must be compromised. That is currently happening!

Making this picture more terrifying is the prophetic notice that it will become so powerful that it forces a “mark” of the sea beast on everyone on pain of restriction to buy and sell – and finally, a death penalty (Revelation 13:15-17).

  • Its authoritarian power changes into religious tyranny.
  • This kind of authoritarianism is being expressed with the requirements that everyone be vaccinated, even those who have already had Covid.[30] That is medical tyranny – but soon it will be religious.

Though we have been labeled as a “free society,” tens of thousands have been fired or laid off of their jobs without pay because they refuse an experimental vaccine injected into their bodies. The next step – oppression.

Referring to mRNA vaccine technology, Dr. Tal Zaks, chief medical officer of Moderna, admitted, “We have hacked the software of life.”[31] It’s a giant experiment!

These mandates have brought unprecedented conflicting orders from corporations, many now in the courts:

  • United Airlines is placing unvaccinated employees with religious exemptions on unpaid leave.[32]
  • States such as Arizona and South Dakota are suing the Biden administration over the mandates.
  • Some states (i.e., Montana and Arkansas) have passed laws or executive orders to block the mandates.
  • Texas and Florida are challenging the safety of these federal executive orders.[33]
  • U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty issued an order that a mandate by a Louisiana College violates religious liberty.[34]

Marxist ideology is infiltrating America. The “will of the people” is being subverted.

Threatening Families

In a congressional meeting, Representative Mary Miller (R–IL) proposed that schools need to obtain parenteral or guardian consent before vaccinating children. “Parents know what’s best for their children.”

  • Representative John Yarmuth (D–KY) countered that: “He believes a lot of parents are misinformed.” “We need to protect kids from their parents.”
  • As this congressional debate moves forward, children across this nation are already receiving the vaccine without parental consent – and with limited medical safety studies.[35]

Governor J. B. Pritzker of Illinois just signed SB818 into law. This law permits kindergarteners to define their own gender identity to “help keep our children safe.”

This new law, which is now in effect, requires public schools in the state that offer sex education to align their curriculum with the National Sex Education Standards (NSES), advocating sex ed consistent with abortion rights and LGBTQ inclusion.

  • This law is sexually charged. To have it promoted to even kindergarten children is evil and destroys the natural progression of gender identity that normally occurs.
  • Without input from parents or churches, coercive manipulation of children’s minds against Christianity is occurring.[36]

In July of 2021, a large number of women and little girls were at the “Wi Spa” in Los Angeles, California. A mother (a spa member) noticed a totally nude man who claimed to be a woman bathing. She asked him to leave. He refused. She asked management to evict him. They resisted.

  • The editorial board of the Los Angeles Times dismissed her Christian-based concerns as bigotry and hinted that she deserved “criticism because she brought her mainstream Christian views into the public square.”
  • They said that it was men’s “clear and legal right to display before children and women as long as they say that they are transgender women.”[37] That mother had her daughter with her.

“The carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be” (Romans 8:7).

“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!” (Isaiah 5:20-21).

Almost beyond comprehension came another report from Carmel, Indiana:

“The school libraries there are filled with storybooks pushing radical transgender ideology, lessons on masturbation for middle schoolers, and novels with explicit sexual scenes, including one describing a bloody rape.

“At a meeting of the Carmel Clay School Board on Monday, outraged parents took turns reading excerpts from these materials.

“Another parent read from a novel available to Carmel high schoolers that includes a pornographic scene explicitly describing characters engaged in various sex acts. It’s too obscene to even summarize.

“They know that sexually active kids make great abortion clients for Planned Parenthood and turn into Democratic voters when they become impoverished single parents.

“Transgender advocates know that if they can get a hold of kindergarten minds, they can recruit a generation of confused children.

“Beyond the political sphere, what we have here is a battle for the hearts and souls of American children.

“This perversion tailored to kids stems from a diabolical determination to spoil their innocence and set them up for a life of servitude to sin.”[38]

The pre-Deluge words from God’s throne sound again: “The wickedness of man is great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually” (Genesis 6:5).

  • Christ warned about this time: “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold” (Matthew 24:12).
  • But He had these saving words: “But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved” (Matthew 24:13).

Paul challenges us: “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?”
(II Corinthians 13:5).

End-Time Warning – Insightful

“There is coming rapidly and surely an almost universal guilt upon the inhabitants of the cities, because of the steady increase of determined wickedness. The corruption that prevails is beyond the power of the human pen to describe. Every day brings fresh revelations of strife, bribery, and fraud; every day brings its heart-sickening record of violence and lawlessness, of indifference to human suffering, of brutal, fiendish destruction of human life. Every day testifies to the increase of insanity, murder, and suicide. 

“From age to age Satan has sought to keep men in ignorance of the beneficent designs of Jehovah. He has endeavored to remove from their sight the great things of God’s law – the principles of justice, mercy, and love therein set forth. Men boast of the wonderful progress and enlightenment of the age in which we are now living; but God sees the earth filled with iniquity and violence. Men declare that the law of God has been abrogated, that the Bible is not authentic; and as a result, a tide of evil, such as has not been seen since the days of Noah and of apostate Israel, is sweeping over the world. Nobility of soul, gentleness, piety, are battered away to gratify the lust for forbidden things. The black record of crime committed for the sake of gain is enough to chill the blood and fill the soul with horror.”[39]

The next coercive moves will come out of this “world’s concern” that “our common home” must be “cleaned up.” Pope Frances and his leaders hosted a major ecumenical summit of world religious leaders (October 2021). It was dedicated to “our common home.” It acted as a “preface” to the United Nations 76th session in Glasgow, Scotland, where climate change, disease, and cultural “devastation” was addressed.

  • Soon there will be mandates to clean up the moral corruption of “our common home”!
  • Prophecy makes clear that the final coercive moves will be religious – the “mark” of the antichrist’s authority!

In a book, The Dying Citizen, Victor Davis Hanson notes that citizens are becoming “inert.” Non-resistive submission puts one into neutral. Progressive elites, globalization, and tribalism are destroying the idea of America.

Let us pray that we remain vibrant citizens of God’s kingdom, unfazed by the subversive ambiance of this world![40]


Franklin S. Fowler, Jr., M.D.
Prophecy Research Initiative – non-profit 501(c)3 © 2021
EndTime Issues…, Number 255, December 2, 2021



[1] Chumley, Cheryl; Whisleblower, “Christians must rise or America will fall; October 21, 2021; pp. 32-40.

[17] Ibid.

[20] Historical Sketches, p. 154.

[29] Kistemaker, Simon J.; Revelation (Baker Academic; Grand Rapids, MI), p. 388.

[39] Prophets and Kings, p 275.

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