Saturday, August 27, 2016

PCG Quoting Glenn Beck

Recently I was listening to a Trumpet Hour broadcast and they ended up talking about Van Jones. And Robert Morley mentioned that Glenn Beck talked about him. That happened back in 2009, seven years earlier.

Although he is far less prominent now since he lost his TV show on Fox News Channel I can well recall the time Glenn Beck arose to prominence. I was recently reminded of those days reading Common Nonsense by Alexander Zaitchik (2010), a critique and biography of him. Among other things he mentions that Beck actually failed to unseat Jones. It was another right wing media outlet, the Gateway Pundit, that succeeded in getting him to resign.

Remembering those days here are the times PCG's writers chose to mention Beck. Indeed they have mentioned him but rather sparsely. Surprisingly only Gerald Flurry and Robert Morley cite Beck. No one else in PCG's writings does so, not even anonymously written articles. Is this an indication that the others in PCG's 1% do not trust Beck as a media source?

Notably Beck is never criticized. This indicates that Beck is trusted by Gerald Flurry, Morley and possibly others within PCG's 1%.

Here are the quotes in which Gerald Flurry and Robert Morley chose to cite Glenn Beck.

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Glenn Beck began running a television program on CNN Headline News in 2006. PCG's writings first mention him in 2007 in an article by PCG's leader, Gerald Flurry. But he mentions Beck only in order to quote then Israeli opposition leader Netanyahu denouncing Iran. Following Ariel Sharon's stroke in January 2006 Gerald Flurry began to talk favorably of Netanyahu.
Benjamin Netanyahu, the former Israeli prime minister, may be elected again soon. He is saying that we are already in World War III and likens Iran to Germany in 1938, one year before World War II began. 
That is how he evaluates world conditions today. Here is what Netanyahu said when Glenn Beck interviewed him on Nov. 17, 2006: “Iran is Germany, and it’s 1938, except that this Nazi regime that is in Iran, that’s a religious kind of fanaticism, but it wants to dominate the world, annihilate the Jews, but also annihilate America. Remember, we’re the small Satan. You’re the big Satan. … 
“We’re just the first way station en route to you [the U.S.]. So there is this fundament fanaticism that is there. It’s a messianic cult. It’s a religious messianic cult that believes in the Apocalypse, and THEY BELIEVE THEY HAVE TO EXPEDITE THE APOCALYPSE TO BRING THE COLLAPSE OF THE WEST” (emphasis mine throughout). (Gerald Flurry, Two Minutes Closer to Midnight, January 23, 2007.)
This passage was reused for an article in PCG's recruitment magazine.
Benjamin Netanyahu, the former Israeli prime minister, may be elected again soon. He is saying we are already in World War III, and likens Iran to Germany in 1938, one year before World War II began. 
That is how he evaluates world conditions today. Here is what Netanyahu said when Glenn Beck interviewed him on Nov. 17, 2006 (I quoted different parts of this interview last month): “Iran is Germany, and it’s 1938, except that this Nazi regime that is in Iran, that’s a religious kind of fanaticism, but it wants to dominate the world, annihilate the Jews, but also annihilate America. Remember, we’re the small Satan. You’re the big Satan.  
“We’re just the first way station en route to you [the U.S.]. So there is this fundamental fanaticism that is there. It’s a messianic cult. It’s a religious messianic cult that believes in the Apocalypse, and THEY BELIEVE THEY HAVE TO EXPEDITE THE APOCALYPSE TO BRING THE COLLAPSE OF THE WEST.” (Gerald Flurry, Two Minutes Closer to Midnight, March 2007.)

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In 2008 Gerald Flurry now quoted Beck himself in connection with the controversy about Jeremiah Wright as part of the build up to the 2008 presidential elections. Here a call to worship a God who loves African Americans is viewed by Flurry in a negative way and seems to be taken too literally.

It should be noted that PCG has a long history of vilifying African Americans. PCG has long taught that African Americans are fated to launch a wave of riots against the white majority in the future. This is PCG's false prophecy of "race war."
Here is what Glenn Beck said on his CNN broadcast, March 19: “In the talking points page of the Trinity Church’s website, Reverend Wright, in his own words, states that the foundation of his beliefs are in systemized black liberation theology and praises James Cone’s book, Black Power and Black Theology. This is what James Cone, the man who Obama’s senior spiritual adviser looks up to and whose ideas he preaches, states as black liberation theology. Listen carefully and please follow along. 
“Quote, ‘Black theology refuses to accept a God who is not identified totally with the goals of the black community. If God is not for us and against white people, then he is a murderer, and we had better kill him. The task of black theology is to kill gods who do not belong to the black community. Black theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the white enemy. What we need is the divine love as expressed in black power which is the power of black people to destroy their oppressers here and now by any means at their disposal. Unless God is participating in this holy activity, we must reject his love.’” 
This is one of the most anti-God, anti-Bible statements I have ever read! The God of the Bible is not about loving black people and hating white people. Christ died for the sins of all humanity. Any Christian should know that. And all humanity is going to be a part of God’s Family, in God’s time frame. Of course, those people who reject that Family will be excluded forever. (Gerald Flurry, The Obama-Wright Tragedy: It’s Much Bigger Than Race, May 2008.)
Note how Flurry uses a right wing source to learn about Obama's (now former) church. Flurry does not appear to have studied that particular church for himself. He is relying on second hand information. Only one other source is cited in this article, namely a New York Times article.

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Later in 2008 Gerald Flurry condemned the dismissal of Larry Summers and quoted Beck to denigrate "colleges and universities" as promoting leftist ideas. It should be noted that his organization operates an unaccredited "College" so consequently he has an interest in discouraging his followers from going to those educational institutions outside PCG's control.
In 2005 there was a study where 72 percent of college professors admitted to being liberal. Glenn Beck recently made a statement on CNN where he said, “Most of our colleges and universities are only working to spread the political views of some of their professors.” That’s a very condemning statement, yet it rings true in light of the resignation of Larry Summers. He was forced to resign from his job when even most of the students didn’t want to see him go! Now that is some kind of authority. You wouldn’t call that a democracy, would you? You could call it tyranny by a small group of the faculty. And where is it leading us in our education today? Do we really care? With a $34.9 billion endowment you have a hefty influence on the national psyche. That makes it extremely important. (Gerald Flurry, Harvard University’s Hidden Authority, June 2, 2008.)
This was reused in PCG's recruitment magazine.
In a 2005 study, 72 percent of college professors admitted to being liberal. Glenn Beck recently stated, “Most of our colleges and universities are only working to spread the radical political views of some of their professors” (cnn, May 14). That’s a very condemning statement, yet it rings true in light of the Larry Summers resignation. He was forced from his job when even most of the students didn’t want to see him go! That is authority. You wouldn’t call that a democracy, would you? You could call it tyranny by a small group of the faculty. And where is it leading us in our education today? That $34.9 billion endowment gives Harvard a hefty influence on the national psyche. That makes this issue extremely important. (Gerald Flurry, Harvard University’s Hidden Authority, August 2008.)

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Afterwards Beck left CNN and moved to Fox News Channel with a television program of his starting in January 2009. Beck quickly gained widespread attention for his strident denunciations of the Obama Administration and became a most polarizing figure. At one point he called President Obama a racist and in response a boycott campaign against firms advertising on his television program began leading to many firms boycotting his program.

In April 2010 Robert Morley mentioned Beck as being a man accused by leftists of being close to seditious.
Left-wing political commentators, such as Time columnist Joe Klein, charge that right-wing personalities such as Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck are close to being seditious—that they are instigating insurrection against the government. (Robert Morley, "Killing for the Greater Good", April 20, 2010.)
Later in the article Morley cites a Wall Street Journal article that mentioned Beck as a firebrand of the right.

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On June 30, 2011 the last episode of Glenn Beck on Fox News Channel was broadcast and his television show came to an end and consequently he was now less prominent as a commentator. But Gerald Flurry was still listening to him citing him in a March 2013 article to accuse President Obama of not telling the truth.
When the president was campaigning for a second term, he said, “You may be frustrated sometimes with the pace of change. I’m frustrated too sometimes. But you know where I stand. You know what I believe. YOU KNOW I TELL THE TRUTH.” 
Does the president tell the truth? IS ANYONE PAYING ATTENTION? 
Here is how Glenn Beck responded to the president’s statement: “This is more a judgment on America and the press. I’ve never looked back and marveled at how many people will fall for and accept, knowingly accept, a falsehood. I’ve never seen it before in my life.” 
That is because times are different! None of us has ever seen anything like this before—because something very powerful and absolutely massive happened to this world in 1986. We are now in the advanced stages of the aftermath of that change. (Gerald Flurry, The Hidden Cause of Society’s Deadly Decline, March 2013.)
These words were then used in his booklet, America Under Attack. In that booklet Gerald Flurry accuses President Obama of being influenced by demons and of being an Antichrist like figure he calls "another Antiochus," comparing him to Antiochus Epiphanes and Tkach. This is a vile, superstitious slur.
When the president was campaigning for a second term, he said, “You may be frustrated sometimes with the pace of change. I’m frustrated too sometimes. But you know where I stand. You know what I believe. YOU KNOW I TELL THE TRUTH.” 
Does the president tell the truth? IS ANYONE PAYING ATTENTION? 
Here is how Glenn Beck responded to the president’s statement: “This is more a judgment on America and the press. I’ve never looked back and marveled at how many people will fall for and accept, knowingly accept, a falsehood. I’VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE IN MY LIFE.” 
THAT IS BECAUSE TIMES ARE DIFFERENT! None of us HAS EVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE! You can’t explain this unless you go to the Bible, and realize that Satan has been cast down and that his influence is greater than ever! (Gerald Flurry, America Under Attack, Chapter 3, 2013.)

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In August 2014 Morley mentioned Beck when he compared a Canadian reporter as being the Canadian equivalent of Beck. Morley brings up Beck even though it had been three years since his TV program had ended. Clearly Morley views Beck favorably. Morley was discussing clashes in protests about the 2014 war in Gaza.
Much of the rest of Canadian media ignored the story until the Sun’s Ezra Levant (who is similar to America’s Glenn Beck) finally shamed them into reporting the disgusting events—although predictably, they mostly reported on how sorry Saima Jamal said the Palestinian community was that a few people acted inappropriately. (Robert Morley, ‘Kill the Jews’ in Canada, August 7, 2014.)
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Parts of the March 2013 article was reused for a January 2015 article to repeat his accusation that President Obama was not telling the truth.
When the president was campaigning for a second term, he said, “You may be frustrated sometimes with the pace of change. I promise you, so am I sometimes. … But you know where I stand. You know what I believe. YOU KNOW I TELL THE TRUTH.” 
Does the president tell the truth? IS ANYONE PAYING ATTENTION? 
Here is how Glenn Beck responded to the president’s statement: “This is more a judgment on America and the press. I’ve never looked back and marveled at how many people will fall for and accept, knowingly accept, a falsehood. I’VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE IN MY LIFE.” 
Yes indeed, THIS IS A “JUDGMENT ON AMERICA” because of our sins. (Gerald Flurry, America: The Attack From Within Continues, January 2015.)

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And so it is evident that some within PCG's 1% trust Glenn Beck and choose to listen to him. But curiously only Gerald Flurry and Robert Morley have cited him in their writings. This possibly indicates that the others within PCG's leadership are less enthusiastic about him and do not trust him enough to cite him.

Listening to Trump Supporters



Why was Donald Trump elected as the Republican nominee? Seeking to find answers to this question journalist Alexander Zaitchik went around the country interviewing Trump supporters. This book is not about Trump but about his supporters. The results of these interviews have been released in the new book, The Gilded Rage: A Wild Ride Through Donald Trump's America.

The author meets a veteran who saw hope that the VA would be reformed after seeing Trump insult Senator McCain, a married couple who escape from the hardscrabble life in Orange County, and other persons who share their concerns with this reporter.

It really shows how it came to pass that many chose to put their hopes in Trump. This happened not least because of widespread disillusion with establishment politicians and the removal of manufacturing work out of the United States. It is most important to listen to each other to solve the pressing problems so many face.

Friday, August 26, 2016

PCG on the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty

So PCG has released an article talking about the peace treaty made between the State of Israel and Egypt. (Kieran Underwood, A Bright Light in Diplomatic History, August 26, 2016.)

Let's take a look.
Three decades of war haunted both nations. Attacks, counterattacks and preemptive attacks had delivered little but shed the blood of 40,000 men in the process. One man said he would “go to the end of the world” for peace, and another outstretched his hand to guide him. What precipitated was a bright light in diplomatic history. 
That bright light was Egyptian President Anwar Sadat’s and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin’s efforts to bring peace to one of the world’s most ancient rivalries. To this day, the Jews annually celebrate their Exodus and their independence from Egypt. And on March 26, the Jews in Israel celebrated 36 years of peace with their eastern Arab partner.
Actually there was no ancient rivalry between the State of Israel and Egypt. The state of tensions between the State of Israel and Egypt came into being in modern times. It was only in the 1880s that the nationalist movement to create a Jewish state came to gain enough political clout to bring this dream into reality as it would in 1948. This was partly a response to deadly anti-Semitic pogroms in Tsarist Russia. Nationalism is merely a modern phenomenon.
Sadly, today only a few know of the efforts of these two brave leaders. Most Westerners associate diplomacy in the Middle East with the unending Palestinian conflict and the Iranian nuclear deal. Many wonder if diplomacy can actually be effective in the Middle East.
That seems quite an exaggerated statement.

Elsewhere PCG's 1% insists that diplomacy is useless since (they say) unending conflict and bloodshed is the fate of the world until Christ returns.

Underwood then talked about HWA's meetings with various persons discussing the Arab-Israeli conflict in the late 1940s.
In “Mt. Sinai, Jerusalem: Now Foreshadow World Peace,” Mr. Armstrong paraphrased his conversation with then president of the Zionist Organization Chaim Weizmann in 1946:
God, he said, had promised this land to the nation Israel. It had always been called “the Promised Land.” It belonged to Jews by divine right. If God ordained that Jews should be there, he, of course, had a well-founded argument. And just about everybody supposed the biblical account did affirm the divine right of Jews to have there a national state.
Then why is it that in previous generations the Jewish community did not arrive en masse to Palestine if it belonged to them by divine right until the 1880s?

In 1292 King Edward I viciously expelled the Jewish community out of England and forbade them to return. It was not until the 1650s that this unjust and cruel anti-Semitic decree was finally reversed. But those innocent Jews did not move to Palestine. Instead they took shelter mainly in the Netherlands and France. Nationalism did not exist in those days so it never occurred to them to create a Jewish state. That is why they did not go to Palestine to set up a Jewish state.

In 1492 the unified Kingdom of Spain viciously expelled the Jewish community out of the kingdom. But again nationalism did not exist so it never occurred to these innocent Jews to go to Palestine to build a nation state. Instead they took shelter in the Muslim world.

It was only in the modern era as Europe modernized itself that people began to view themselves as part of a nation state. Scholars debate precisely when this happen. Some say in Britain after the English Civil War. Others say after the French Revolution. It was only then that people began to imagine themselves as belonging to a nation state. By 1870 Germany and Italy united themselves as nation states. It was only as nationalism took hold in Europe that the dream of a Jewish state began to be conceivable. This dream of a Jewish state only began to take form in the nineteenth century and it only began to become a viable political movement in the 1880s partly in response to deadly anti-Semitic pogroms in Tsarist Russia. But this modern movement is being anachronistically projected into the past when nationalism did not exist.

Underwood then discusses HWA's discussion with the Saudi Ambassador.
Saudi Arabian Ambassador Hafiz Wahba explained to Mr. Armstrong the Arab viewpoint, which seemed equally convincing:
“Do you feel,” he asked me, “that your American people have a right to the land of the United States, including California?” 
“Your people have occupied this country as a nation less than 200 years, and California still a shorter time.” This was said during the San Francisco Conference. “Suppose the Japanese came claiming the land of California by divine right, and demanded they be allowed to move all Californians out and make it a Japanese national state. Would you think their claim valid? Well, we Arabs have occupied Palestine for many times 200 years, and the Zionists want us to move out and turn it over to them.”
Underwood neglects to mention that Ambassador Wahba's fear that the Palestinians would be forcibly moved out in the creation of a Jewish state was fulfilled in the Israeli War of Independence of 1947-9. About 750,000 Palestinians were expelled into the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and the neighboring countries such as Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and elsewhere.
Statistics for refugee figures have been as high as 935,573 according to UNRWA registrations, to as low as 530,000 according to some Israeli sources. The British Foreign Office estimated the total number of refugees to be 810,000 in February 1949 and then issued a revised estimate of 600,000. The UNCCP Technical Office gave a figure of 760,000. The US government estimated a total refugee population of 875,000 as of 1953. [It states elsewhere that the consensus figure is now about 750,000.] (Beyond Occupation, 2011, p. 292.)
The issue of the mass expulsion of Palestinians is never addressed in this article.

Underwood then discusses the peace negotiations between the State of Israel and Egypt.
Sadat dropped the peace bombshell on Nov. 9, 1977, when he told the Egyptian Parliament he would travel to Jerusalem to pursue peace negotiations. It was not in his original notes. Everyone in the assembly applauded, even Yasser Arafat who was sitting out front. The Egyptians loved the outreach: They believed the other Arabs had grown wealthy while the Egyptians had borne the burden of the four previous wars with Israel.
He mentions that the Arab nations were most displeased at Sadat's diplomatic gesture toward the Israeli government.
Israel quickly accepted the invitation, and Sadat was scheduled to speak to the Israeli Knesset on November 20. When he arrived, Syria declared a Day of National Mourning and flags were flown at half-mast. In Iraq, celebrations of the Eid al-Adha feast were canceled in protest. Libya withdrew its recognition of the Sadat government and severed diplomatic relations. Arab newspapers and broadcasting stations described Sadat as a “traitor,” a “capitulator,” a “conniver with the enemy” and an “agent of imperialism.”
Why would Syria be so angry at President Sadat's diplomatic moves? The Syrian government knew that if there was peace between the State of Israel and Egypt then the State of Israel would not be afraid of an attack from Egypt leaving that side of its border secure and allowing the State of Israel to devote more of its military resources towards the other Arab nations, including Syria.

But as it turned out it would be Lebanon that would find itself on the short side of this peace. With the border with Egypt secure from possible attack the Israeli government knew that they no longer had to worry about Egypt. In 1978 Israeli forces bombarded Lebanon. Later in 1982, knowing that Egypt would not attack to restrain them, the Israeli government sent their military forces into Lebanon. Egypt would not be in the way. Thousands were killed in the military advance.
[Sadat in his speech to the Israeli Knesset] talked of the past, with “all its complexities and weighing memories,” but told his audience it was now time to have the “clarity of vision to overlook”
And so Begin and Sadat went into negotiations and came to an agreement.
At the last moment, Sept. 17, 1978, an agreement was reached: Israel would sacrifice the Sinai but keep the West Bank. Egypt and Israel drew a framework for the conclusion of their peace treaty—and the peace has been kept ever since.
The State of Israel had seized control of the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula during the Six Day War of 1967. The international community did not recognize the State of Israel as having any right to rule over the Sinai Peninsula. The State of Israel had no legal right to hold that land. Naturally the Egyptian government demanded it back but the Israeli government refused. President Sadat proposed a separate peace with the State of Israel in 1971 without the other Arab nations but this offer was refused. So in seeking to reclaim its land Egypt launched the Yom Kippur War in 1973. It is horrifying to imagine that the terrible war could have been avoided if the Israeli government had earlier agreed to return land that did not belong to it.

Furthermore Underwood ignores the complicating factor that the West Bank never belonged to Egypt and so Egypt had no right to give it to the State of Israel as is misleadingly implied above.

Underwood then mentions that the peace treaty put President Sadat's life in danger. He also mentions HWA's meetings with Begin and Sadat.
While both Begin and Sadat began their lives engaging in war, they demonstrated it was possible to overlook the past to create a better future. In doing so, they shone a bright light in a sometimes dim history of diplomacy.
The assassination of President Sadat was a most terrible event.

Underwood conveniently ignores that this peace contributed to the State of Israel's decision to advance into Lebanon. The Israeli government accurately foresaw that Egypt would not hinder this military advance because of this peace treaty. The peace contributed to an escalation of war in Lebanon. But what can one expect such a dogmatic organization as PCG?

Thursday, August 25, 2016

PCG Radio: Communism was a Plot to Destroy the Family

While many are worried about the latest dictates from PCG's 1% about who is allowed to associate with PCG members or not PCG continues cranking out radio broadcasts promoting themselves even though very few people bother listening to them. PCG's 1% constantly portray the world outside PCG as unutterably horrible consequently distracting their followers from the problems within PCG.

The August 10, 2016 broadcast of The Trumpet Hour contains Joel Hilliker and Jeremiah Jacques talking about the Arab world five years after the Arab Spring. They state that things have gone worse for them since those protests. They once again state that the US government abandoned President Mubarak overlooking how problematic it would have been to defy the will of so many Egyptian protesters. But PCG's 1% seem to have little concern about what regular Egyptian people should think about their own nation.

Joel Hilliker, Andrew Müller and Kieran Underwood talked about the platform of the Movement for Black Lives. It is mentioned that the platform call for the abolition of the death penalty. It is insisted that whites are killed by police officers more often than African Americans in order to discredit their stances. Hilliker muses while asking a question that they are calling for "increasing federalization of these ... prisons and that kind of thing?" Their demand for the abolition of private prisons is mentioned.

PCG constantly denigrates Black Lives Matter protesters and portrays them in a very bad light. This is partly influenced by their false prophecy of "race war."

Joel Hilliker and Andrew Müller had a very bizarre, strange, ahistorical discussion of how Communism was a plot to destroy the family. It is entitled "Nationalizing the Family." Müller took a rather theoretical book y Engels about what it would be like for a society to not have family units and have ignorantly exaggerated its importance. The destruction of the family is portrayed as the natural result of "socialism" (whatever they mean by that buzzword). 

Does Müller imagine that the various people who participated in the various Communist parties over the years were motivated by destroying the family and replacing it with some kind of collectivist thing? What nonsense. But what can one expect from a McCarthyite like him?

At one point it is stated that the Soviet Union initially legalized homosexuality as part of this plot to destroy the family. The facts are quite different from this bizarre paranoia peddled on PCG's radio station.
Through the abolishment of old Tsarist laws, the Russian Communist Party effectively legalized no-fault divorce, abortion and homosexuality. The initial Russian Soviet criminal code contained no criminalization of homosexuality as the subject was omitted. 
Yet, the legalisation of private, adult and consensual homosexual relations only applied to Russia itself. Homosexuality or sodomy remained a crime in Azerbaijan (officially criminalised in 1923), as well as in the Transcaucasian and Central Asian Soviet Republics throughout the 1920s. Similar criminal laws were enacted in Uzbekistan in 1926 and in Turkmenistan the following year. ... 
in the 1930s, along with increased repression of political dissidents and non-Russian nationalities under Stalin, LGBT themes faced official government censorship, and a uniformly harsher policy across the entire Soviet Union. Homosexuality was officially labelled a disease. (Wikipedia.)
Of course the worst thing about this ahistorical nonsense is that it obscures the actual terrible and severe problems that occurred in the Soviet Union during the dictatorial rule of Lenin and Stalin.

But Hilliker did not express any doubt about Müller's bizarre fantasy. Instead he seemed quite moved by this paranoid drivel and in the last segment used his discussion to denounce "socialism"  (whatever he means by that buzzword) as being the polar opposite of "God's government" which is portrayed as being better.

Celtic Fans in Scotland Supporting Palestinians



The COGs love to use the tragic situation in the Holy Land to scare monger about a clash of civilizations between the Muslim/Arab world ("them") and the West ("us"). But is there a clash of civilizations occurring?

Recently at a soccer match between Celtic, a Scottish club and Hapoel Beer Sheva, an Israeli club, many fans of the Scottish club flew Palestinian flags.

It is quite doubtful if anyone in the COG's 1% will try to look beyond their preconceived ideas to understand this event.




Sunday, August 21, 2016

Listening to Trumpet Hour (August 19, 2016)

PCG continues to deliver their message of dire news once again in the August 19, 2016 broadcast of PCG's recruitment radio broadcast, The Trumpet Hour. It is hosted by Joel Hilliker.

Here Richard Palmer talked about the US government handing over control over certain aspects of the Internet to an international organization. PCG so often seems fearful of any other nation managing to get ahead.

The child in the ambulance in Aleppo, Syria is mentioned briefly but their main concern about Syria concerns Russia now using Iran as a launching pad for their airstrikes in support of the Assad regime. PCG constantly scare mongers about Iran because of Gerald Flurry's proclamation in 1994 that Iran would become the "King of the South." It is also stated China will now start helping the Assad regime.

Jeremiah Jacques also talked about China reclaiming land from the wetlands in order to build more industrial areas.

Richard Palmer also talked about Germany resuming arms shipments to the Kurdish peshmerga in Iraq. PCG constantly scare mongers about Germany. PCG teaches that Germany is fated to soon conquer the United States, an absurd and false prediction.

It is mentioned that a think tank has warned that US nuclear weapons in Turkey may not be safe. It is mentioned that during the recent failed coup US military personnel were forbidden from sending any flights during the crisis.

The shooting of an African American by a police officer in Milwaukee is mentioned. It is mentioned that the police officer under discussion happens to be African Americans and yet those discussing it on this program act as though they are surprised and dumbfounded that African Americans should complain about it while a few sadly choosing to riot over it. The thought that a human being had been violently killed and that people would get angry over that seems to escape the comprehension of PCG's leaders discussing these things. The riots that occurred are mentioned. Andrew Müller calls the riot a "race riot." While it is perfectly proper to condemn rioting it should be noted that PCG's 1% has a long history of scare mongering that African Americans will in the near future launch a wave of riots against the white majority in PCG's false prophecy of "race war." Consequently any difficulty in race relations tends to be portrayed in a most alarmist manner by PCG's 1%.
 
At one point Müller cites a spokesman of the New Black Panther Party talking about why the situation was still so severe even though an African American police officer killed the man in question. PCG's 1% would be better informed by not paying attention to a group known to have rather inflammatory views and instead listen to the majority of those who protest against violence. But what can one expect from a McCarthyite? like Müller. He also talked about a feminist who condemned marriage in the discussion.

And so PCG's 1% has made yet another radio broadcast trying to convince people that the leaders of this organization have some special insight into the future even though 52 false prophecies by PCG proves otherwise.

Listening to PCG's Trumpet Radio Live (August 19, 2016)

In the August 19, 2016 broadcast of PCG's radio program, Trumpet Radio Live, the hosts talked about the changing media landscape.

They also discussed recent hacks against the Open Society Institute, an organization connected with George Soros. Citing an article from Investor's Business Daily it is insisted that the mainstream media are ignoring these hacked emails. The hosts denounce this as a "media blackout." It should be noted that for about a decade if not longer certain sections of the political right have tended to often vilify George Soros. The mere allegation that George Soros had funded some person or organization is used by some rightists to discredit the person or organization in question.

It is mentioned that Seattle is offering a class on "white fragility" in discussing how to talk about and handle the discussion of racism and racial issues. The hosts are clearly unimpressed. But considering PCG's false prophecy of "race war" it is clear that PCG's 1% are quite ill suited to judge on this issue. But they end up mentioning that one of them had recently visited Seattle. He said that people there are entertaining and quite willing to share their views.

They also talk about coddled children.