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The Language of Violence

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The Language of Violence

 
Introduction
 
In Genesis 6 God explained why a great deluge would come and destroy the wicked, along with the earth (6:7, 13):

  • Their thoughts were evil continually (vs 5).
  • The earth was corrupt before God (vss 11-12).
  • The earth was filled with violence (vss 11, 13).

The words “evil” and “corrupt” are generalized. The word “violence” is focused. 

Christ even noted in the Sermon on the Mount: “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment (Matthew 5:21-22 – NIV). That retaliatory spirit of hatred is divinely equated with murder.

  • “Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him” (I John 3:15).

Senator Mazie Hirono from Hawaii recently reminded Trump supporters in a townhall meeting that liberals hated them.[1]

  • Last year, in a thinly veiled condemnation of the immigration policies of President Trump, Pope Francis compared him to ancient King Herod, the murderer of children, because he was separating families at the border while allowing drugs to freely flow into the country.[2]

Speaking of the time of the end, Jesus said: “And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another” (Matthew 24:10).

  • Actor James Cromwell told Variety Magazine that there would be “blood in the streets” if Democrats did not stop President Trump.[3] That was a threat of violence.
  • After being out of power for nearly four years, many Leftists are turning to the 1960’s riots, protests, demonizations and violence to force their agenda.[4]

“As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man” (Matthew 24:37 – NIV).
 
A Concept
 
The worst, depraved acts of evil (terrorism, violence, torture and genocide) are most often preceded by demonization of the adversary.
 
“In a Jerusalem Post op-ed headlined “The Genocide Mechanism,” Israli counterterrorism expert Itamar Marcus showed how effective demonization can lead to unthinkable, society-ravaging extremes of violence. All that is required to erase the last vestige of conscience and restraint from an angry segment of the population already prone to violence is to engage in ‘a very specific kind of demonization.’”[5]
 
Demonization from a shame adversary only “requires” an impulse to publicly blame or socially neutralize that adverary or individual. That is part of the ideology seen today against President Trump in the media. There have been dozens of “jokes” or public statements, even wishing his death. President Ronald Reagan said, “The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.”[6] That is the basis of “fake news,” which has provoked demonization and violence in many cities.
 
Encouraging Violence
 
An explosive article by Michaelangelo Signorile in the Hufington Post shortly after President Trump was inaugurated said:
“It’s time to move beyond polite protests within specified boundaries. It’s time to escalate the expression of our outrage and our anger in a massive way…. Starting today and from here on, no elected official – certainly those in the GOP defending and supporting Trump on a variety of issues, for example – should be able to sit down for a nice, quiet lunch or dinner in a Washington, DC, eatery or even in their own homes. They should be hounded by protestors everywhere, especially in public – in restaurants, in shopping centers, in their districts, and yes, on the public property outside their homes and apartments, in Washington and back in their home states.”[7]
 
Victor Davis Hanson  (scholar, Hoover Institute fellow and National Review columnist) spoke on the Tucker Carlson Show, saying that a “slow-motion” coup is occurring against the president.

“This is how it works: ‘The mainstream media pumps out anti-Trump stories to undermine the president [demonization].

“This creates doubt and uncertainty among lawmakers, especially those from ‘purple’ states – those that are not overwhelmingly Republican or Democratic.

“Then you have a nexus of celebrities, academics, the Democratic and progressive parties, and then you have the media, and they feel they can delegitimize a president with a thousand nicks, none of them significant in themselves, but they coalesce to build a narrative that Trump is inexperienced, that he is uncouth, that he’s crude, that he is reckless,’ explained the scholar. Those small wounds then take a collective toll, paralyzing the administration and the government by disabling the Republican majority.”[8]
 
Then came the midterm elections. The Democrats took the House.

  • A “non-violent” coup?
  • Or, maybe, a form of psycho-social violence!

A similar disinformation campaign is fomenting on University campuses that sediciously destroys the ability to make objective decisions between truth and error! This started at Emory University where pro-Trump students put on the sidewalks “Trump 2016.” This created positive political “hysteria” that spread to other institutions in a movement called “The chalkening.” Then – a backlash:

  • Anti-Trump students created a resistance movement. Antifa stepped in, giving “legitamacy” to violent riots.
  • Racial conflicts then emerged, “legitimized” by Black Lives Matter.

Then at DePaul University, the Black Student Union claimed pro-Trump chalking constituted a hate crime. Universities then created “safe spaces” to protect “students” from “conservative” speakers. Mass demonstrations burgeoned. University presidents even resigned. The way to deal with this “full-blown political/social rebellion became elusive.”[9]

  • Marauding activists charged into Dartmouth University’s library, demanding everyone to proclaim “black lives mattered.” Those who didn’t show enthusiasm were physically assulted.
  • Then followed transexuals urging campuses to eliminate gender-specific pronouns.

Higher education incentivized students to adopt and exploit an identity that gave legitimacy to victimhood. This, in turn, encouraged the “victimized” students to hate their fellow classmates who were identified as the oppressors by a mandated form of campus politics. Additionally, it led these grievance mongers to also hate traditional American and Western civilization.
All of these factors combined has made higher education toxic for serious intellectual development and boded ill for the country’s future. Everyone is vying to be the top victim and the most oppressed. Campus life has become more likely to descend into a veritable war of all against all.[10]
 
From the unchecked violence at Dartmouth of Black Lives Matter to the failed riot suppression by mayors and governors, these “domestic terrorists,” with Antifa, have violently led to the most costly manmade destruction to American property in U.S. history!

  • Their seditious riots, between May 26 and June 8 alone, cost 2 billion dollars in insurance claims.
  • Insurance companies won’t cover for most business interruptions, and policy holders must pay the deductibles.

If you add up the insurance cost in 2020 dollars for all six major American riots during the turbulent 1960’s, the total is a little shy of $1.2 billion – which means the terrorists in Antifa and Black Lives Matter caused more mayhem and property damage in a little over a week than this country saw throughout all of the 1960’s.
 
Threatening all businesses across America, the national media and the leftists are now announcing that there will be riots with major destruction like America has never seen if Biden loses the upcoming election. “Prepare yourselves before it’s too late to prepare yourselves. We have never lived in a country where political violence has been normalized, encouraged.”[11]
 
“As it was in the days of Noah.”
 
War on Law and Order
 
Government with laws protecting the liberty of its citizens underpins a healthy, stable nation that has basic human interactios. When laws break down or are not enforced, society destabilizes.

  • In February of 2019 thousands of school children cut school in Great Britain and gathered at iconic historical sites, screaming and shouting angrily against the then Prime Minister Theresa May’s inaction on climate change. Some called members of Parliament “criminals.” It was total rebellion, uncivility and lawlessness. It bypassed all peaceful channels for redress.
  • In March of 2019 more than 100,000 children and teenagers skipped school and joined “climate change protests” across America’s fifty states. These well-organized events deprived the children of their education and became a training ground for civil disobedience! Imagine the organization in place, sponsoring these events! There is an element of tyranny secretly buried within the private and governmental sectors. Who are those leaders, and what are their financial resources?

This movement was inspired by the then 16-year old Greta Thunberg, a Swedish activist, who skips school each Friday to protest climate change. She now travels the world as an activist icon for global climate concern. She was even a guest speaker in Davos, Switzerland, early in 2020 at the annual World Economic Forum.[12]
 
What is truly appalling is their encouragement by adults. Social media exploded with messages of support. Praise and admiration came from members of Parliament, celebrities, journalists and media personalities. Many saluted the children as selfless, mature and brave.[13]
 
Jonathan Freedland, a columnist for the British Guardian, said: “Children skipping classes to take the moral lead is an indictment of adult complacency…. Such is the upside-down, topsy-turvy state of our world, that the children are now the adults and the adults are the children.” 
 
An “agenda” is being forwarded that permits the sacrifice of rational thought and common sense for children and youth. Freeland continued: “It has fallen to those so young they are not trusted to decide what they can eat or when they can go to bed to sound the alarm about the crisis that matters most: the crisis of the climate.” This is cultural manipulation – even sedition.
 
Many praised these protests as a complementary part of their education. “They learned that they can disrespect the government, authority and law without consequences – and earn society’s applause.” Add to that the destruction of many historic monuments of past lessons! These young minds are being deprived.

  • This all signals the serious erosion of bedrock principles governing our nations.
  • This is a warning of a possible collapse.[14]

The world was jolted by the Covid-19 pandemic and the unwarranted social restrictions that leaders imposed on its citizenry. The right of assembly has been thwarted, including church attendance. Equally amazing has been the concomitant “spontaneous” wave of riots, anarchy and violence by trained individuals in America, Great Britain, Australia, France and Germany.

  • In the United States it seemed to be justified from the alleged murder of George Floyd by a police officer.
  • The anarchy was spontaneous. It belied a massive preorganized training of young people ready to spring into action the moment an excuse for anarchy could be given.

Then a further destabilizing cry occurred, “Defund the police.” Many politicians took up the cry and even started to strip law enforcement budgets. September 24, 2020, the Seattle City Council, Washington State, overrode the mayor’s veto and began to defund the city’s police![15]
 
“As it was in the days of Noah.”
 
The Violent Agenda Accelerates
 
Steve McCann, writing for the American Thinker, insightfully noted:
“By refusing to condemn and, instead, implicitly encouraging the ongoing riots and violence, as well as meekly acquiescing to the demands of the left-wing extremist, the Democrat party establishment, which includes the mainstream media, has exposed their spinelessness for the world to see and signed on to government by mob rule.
“The Marxist ideologues in the nation’s professorate, Antifa, Black Lives Matter, the media and the extreme left-wing of the Democrat party have unabashedly declared their primary objective is to overthrow the government and radically transform the nation. Yet, there is no condemnation or repudiation of these goals from Biden, the Democrat party hierarchy or the mainstream media. By their silence they have wordlessly endorsed sedition.”[16]
 
U.S. Attorney General William Barr, in reflecting on the rise of violence in this country, noted: We are grappling with a new form of “urban guerrilla warfare,” driven by the left’s “lust for power.” “Black Lives Matter are a revolutionary group that is interested in some form of socialism, communism…. Their tactics are fascistic.”

  • They are all wedded to an “extremely monolithic “agenda”: undermine Trump and force Democratic rule on America.[17]
  • Yet, the media reports these as “peaceful protests.”

Protesters in Oakland tweeted to ABC News, “We aimed to set fire to a courthouse, damage a police station and assault officers after a peaceful demonstration intensified.”[18]
 
Left-wing documentary filmmaker Michael Moore declared that the Minneapolis Police Department headquarters must be demolished as a “contrition to Black America.” The rioters set a police station ablaze.[19]
 
Things got so bad in Minneapolis that authorities warned residents to be “prepared” to be robbed and obey criminals!”[20]

  • What kind of leadership does that reflect?
  • It only emboldens criminals to target more victims.

This permissive violence coming out of the left, the media and failure to curtail the least amount of anarchy has moved America’s political agenda to a point where even assassination of President Trump has been touted!

  • The list of “notables” encouraging violence against this president has grown!
  • “Hollywood and the entertainment industry have been in constant competition to imagine the most gruesome way of killing off Trump – stabbing, blowing up, burning, shooting, suffocating, decapitating or beating.”
  • The list includes Joe Biden, Senator Cory Booker, Robert DeNiro, Kathy Griffin, Madonna, Johnny Depp, Snoop Dogg, George Lopez, Moby, Rosie O’Donnel, Mickey Rourke and Larry Wilmore.[21]

Columnist Victor Davis Hanson concluded: “The climate is becoming scary.”[22]
 
Former Saturday Night Live writer John Muloney “joked” on NBC that the Roman senators disliked Julius Caesar and stabbed him to death. Speaking of Trump: “That would be an interesting thing if we brought that back now.”[23]
 
Reprehensible was Kamala Harris’ (VP Democratic candidate) manic laughing on national TV about killing President Trump and VP Mike Pence.[24] It wasn’t too many years ago that such verbiage would lead to prosecution.
 
As this e-magazine was being prepared for publication, these headlines hit the news:

  • “Michael Moore calls on Americans to ‘Get out in the streets’ over the SCOTUS pick – be ruthless.”[25]
  • “Democrats Threaten to Burn America to the Ground if Trump Replaces Ruth Bader Ginsburg.”[26]

“Attorney General William Barr identified New York City, Seattle, and Portland as three cities that have ‘permitted violence and destruction of property to persist’ following President Trump’s executive order on limiting federal funds to ‘anarchist jurisdictions’ in the United States. [Those cities will be financially cut.]
 
“The Justice Department announced on Monday that those cities ‘have refused to undertake reasonable measures to counteract criminal activities’ amid months of violence…. which resulted in nationwide protests as well as clashes with police, looting, rioting, arson, and more.
“‘When state and local leaders impede their own law enforcement officers and agencies from doing their jobs, it endangers innocent citizens who deserve to be protected, including those who are trying to peacefully assemble and protest.’”[27]
 
“As it was in the days of Noah.”
 
One Must Recall
 
Joe Biden, speaking at the Moral Action Congress of the Poor People’s Campaign: “There are certain things where it just takes a brass knuckle fight.” “Let’s start a real physical revolution.”
The candidate Barack Obama, speaking to a Philadelphia crowd: “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring guns.”
In aggressive language, Hillary Clinton said on CNN that they (the Democrats) “cannot be civil” with Republicans … until Democrats win full control of Congress.”
Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D–IL) “lecturing” a church congregation: “President Trump [needs] to be eliminated.”
State Senator Maria Chappello-Nadal (D–MO) posted on Facebook her desire for President Trump’s assassination.
Morrissey said that he would murder Trump “for the sake of humanity.”
A high moral ground to become a U.S. citizen is fragmenting with an ideological earthquake shouting “any means necessary!”[28]

Lawlessness and Violence – Predicted
 
“Never before has there been a time when the responsibility resting upon men was so great, never before has the position of Christ’s followers been so solemn, as at the present time. God’s messengers are now bearing a testimony that condemns those who refuse to accept it. We are rapidly approaching the close of this dispensation. ‘When the Son of man cometh, shall He find faith on the earth?’ [Luke 18:8] As the end approaches, we look for sin and violence to increase. The present state of the world answers to the terrible word-picture Inspiration has given through the apostles.”[29]
 
Paul saw the evil conditions in Rome in that day as a warning preview of what it would be like at the end of time:
 
“And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them” (Romans 1:28-32).

“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God” (II Timothy 3:1-4).

“All of this should come as no surprise. In recent decades generations who have been schooled in humanistic thought from kindergarten through college now consider traditional moral restrictions as the enemy of their freedom to pursue lawless desires. Stirred up by evil forces and with some incident acting as a trigger, pent-up resentment and lawlessness are unleashed to run wild.”[30]
 
How far will rebellion, anarchy and violence go in America? Revelation 13 describes what is noted in several Biblical narratives – a “mark of the beast” crisis with violence. From Daniel to Revelation that issue will take on legal force. There will be brutality. God’s people will be persecuted. It will be then that America’s days will be numbered.
 
Stand firm for truth. Make your trust in God’s Almighty providence unwavering and know with unbiased understanding end-time prophecy! The psycho-social events now unfolding show that Christ’s return is near. The future is knocking on our door!
 

Franklin S. Fowler, Jr., M.D.
Prophecy Research Initiative – non-profit 501(c)3 © 2020
EndTime Issues…, Number 242, October 1, 2020
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References:

[1] https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2020/07/13/hirono-trumps-base-is-white-supremacists-n2572403

[2] https://www.breitbart.com/faith/2019/12/05/pope-francis-compares-trump-to-herod-who-tried-to-kill-jesus/

[3] https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/oct/30/james-cromwell-actor-warns-of-revolution-there-wil/

[4] Miller, Andrew; Trumpet, “Who is to Blame for Political Violence in America?”, January 2019, pp. 23-25.

[5] https://www.jpost.com/opinion/op-ed-contributors/the-genocide-mechanism

[6] Kupelian, David; Whistleblower, “Understanding Trump Derangement Syndrome, pp. 5-10, June 2017.

[7] https://www.huffpost.com/entry/protesting-donald-trump-comey_n_591313d1e4b050bdca61270c

[8] https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2018/12/19/victor_davis_hanson_the_elites_havent_faced_ consequences_comey_clapper_brennan_rice_all_lied.html

[9] Greer, Scott; Whistleblower,” Trump Derangement Syndrome,” June 2017, pp. 32-37.

[10] Ibid.

[11] Nolte, John; BLM – https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/09/16/nolte-blm-riots-are-officially-the-most-costly-manmade-damage-to-american-property-in-history/

[12] https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/feb/15/young-climate-change-greta-thunberg-children

[13] MacDonald, Brad; Trumpet, “Teaching Children Lawlessness and Rebellion,” May–June 2019.

[14] Ibid.

[15] https://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2020/09/rage-and-frustration-bring-marches-in-seattle-and-clash-with-police-on-capitol-hill-over-breonna-taylor-injustice/

[16] https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/07/the_seditious_among_us_.html

[17] https://nypost.com/2020/08/09/barr-us-facing-new-form-of-urban-guerrilla-warfare-driven-by-left/

[18] https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/07/31/intensifying_into_violence_143850.html

[19] https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/michael-moore-demands-minneapolis-police-hq-be-demolished/

[20] https://www.infowars.com/minneapolis-authorities-warn-residents-prepare-to-be-robbed-obey-criminals/

[21] Hanson, Victor Davis; American Greatness, July 31, 2020.

[22] https://www.worldtribune.com/naming-names-the-list-of-notables-encouraging-violence-against-the-president-is-growing/

[23] https://www.newsbreak.com/news/1519703428586/snl-host-john-mulvaney-says-senators-should-stab-trump-just-like-they-did-julius-caesar

[24] https://www.infowars.com/flashback-kamala-harris-laughs-about-murdering-trump/

[25] https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/09/20/michael-moore-calls-on-americans-to-get-out-in-the-streets-over-scotus-pick-be-ruthless/

[26] https://www.infowars.com/democrats-threaten-to-burn-america-to-the-ground-if-trump-replaces-ruth-bader-ginsburg-watch-live/

[27] https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/barr-identifies-new-york-city-seattle-and-portland-as-anarchist-jurisdictions

[28] https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/08/democrats_are_the_ones_that_have_been_inciting_ violence_against_their_political_opponents.html
https://patriotpost.us/articles/66892-leftist-violence-to-crush-dissent-undermines-rights-2019-11-20
http://wallstreetwindow.com/2019/12/suppressing-dissent-guarantees-disorder-and-collapse-charles-hugh-smith-12-12-2019/ 

[29] Manuscript Releases, vol. 18, p. 88.

[30] Kelly, Mike; Beyond Today, September–October 2020, p. 27.


 

 

 

 

  

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