God’s Chosen What? #3

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In general the average person, or the average Christcuck, thinks or believes that Jews are God’s chosen people. And they primarily believe so because they have been brainwashed by the Jewish New Testament fairy tale and the Jew Jesus. You see, they are so emotionally linked to Jesus and his death that they want it all to be true – and in order for it all to be true – the Old Testament also has to be true. The entire concept of the Jewish God has also then to be true. Their fake history from the Bible – has also got to be true. Everything had to become Truth because they accepted Jesus, the Jewish magical multiplier of fish and bread.

So far in this series we have learned several claims and things by the Jews. First, the generally accepted Idea that God Chose them. Then we learned how God went around seeking other Nations to become his special guys, but no one really wanted him. Afterwards, we learned how God finally came to the Jews, his last hope. In another version we read how Jews came to God asking for the Torah – and, someway, somehow – no one seems surprised by the fact that Jews supposedly even knew what the fuck the Torah is. They just randomly came to God, spoke to him face to face and told him : Give us that Torah, oh please, pretty please.

We then learned yet another story, and all this from Jewish sources mind you, that God came to the Jews and threatened them to take the Torah, for if they were to refuse it he would destroy pretty much everything and return the world to void and chaos. Once someone finally accepted the Torah it was time to now destroy all those who didn’t want it – God, “a man of war”, as we learn in the Talmud – probably wanted some stronger and more capable people to go around doing his killing, yet none of them wanted such a sick psychopath as him. So, he had to settle with Jews who, after supposedly winning some battles according to the Bible, would eventually have to do their conquest by deception, infiltration and various types of manipulation – including money lending. One would conclude here that God created for his own amusement a battlefield world where he would play “Risk” with his own army against the rest of the artificially created world. Fascinating, isn’t it? This time we shall look into yet another Jewish source, by a Jewish Rabbi Laitman – let us see what it has to say :

God’s Chosen people isn’t egoism of any kind of course. Notice how they deliberately erase the part where it says God told his fellows “come let us go down” – implying that we aren’t talking about one single god, nor a single force. But, they cleverly left it out, of course. Some of you may have read the Kybalion, an explanation of the ideas behind Hermetics. However, right at the beginning of the book we learn how Hermes himself, that is to say Thoth, has supposedly given this “knowledge” to Abraham. Therefore those of us with eyes to see are given the hint that this book is – yet again – going to be Jewed. You can read the Kybalion, and you will learn a lot from it – but its real purpose is to make you understand how the Jews are destroying and conquering this world through mental manipulation. It is a blueprint for such a strategy. Anyways, here we learn a completely new approach to the “Chosen People of God” – Abraham randomly walked into Jews and some of them grouped up and called themselves Israel. Ain’t that amazing? When do these Jewish lies stop? Never, at least as long as you allow them to speak freely. You know, that wonderful freedom of speech we have right now in this world of brotherly love, equality and fraternity.

Even though the Rabbi here attacks ego at some points, he later on explains how ego, lust, envy, desire, pleasure are the most important things one can have in order to achieve Unity with the Creator. Picture that, he is brainwashing people to become assholes. Not only that, you must develop a “willful way of receiving” pleasure from the Creator. This is merely another version of the already well-known Biblical idea of “submitting to the Will of God”. This time, only willfully with pleasure. It is like reading the recipe for drug addicts. You must desire something all the time and you will receive never-ending pleasure. You must receive it afterwards, no matter in what shape or form. Hey, kid, I got this new drug from Vegas and the trip never ends, bro! Not only is this a drugged up mind we are talking about here, but also a deal with the Devil. Your desire will be fulfilled – the price is your complete submission – here labelled as willful reception. The goal of the Kabbalah? To never ever leave this “moment of ecstasy”. You are constantly drugged by desire and pleasure.

And we all know how such people end up : Dead. The body cannot function like that. Instead of teaching balance in all things, the Rabbi, yet another “Jewish prophet”, is telling the Goyim to be constantly drugged by positivism. This shit, he said, spread from Hollywood to all other parts of the world – we know, of course – that it is in every secret society and has become the basis of all “New Age” movements as well. They are, after all, all about “positivism” to the point where any kind of real Truth, which will include exposure of Evil, is regarded as “negative and hateful” and must be avoided at all costs. This is why these brainwashed imbeciles cannot stand any Truth and why they don’t want to hear it. What they do not understand is that by running away from it and drugging themselves in “positivism”, they are enabling true Evil to surround them and finally murder them without any effort. This, by the way, is what Christianity also did : Love everyone. Resist not Evil – and once stupid and naive enough – Bolshevism shows up to kill the stupid sheep. So, remember : They are selling the idea that “Desire” is important. Desire?


It shouldn’t surprise you therefore that such bullshit is being promoted. The Kabbalah, yet again, is another way of the Jewish “liberation” for the Goyim – it is yet another act of “Lucifer” – of making the Goyim experience more “liberty” by becoming addicted to so-called desires and pleasures. This is the message of the 21st century, isn’t it? And all of it works along their primer ultimate goal : White genocide. Why do we have pedophiles running all over the place fulfilling their desires? Because of Jewish Kabbalah. As simple as that. Inquire into it. Understand what these Jews have done to people. First they brainwash them into pedophilia, faggotry and transgenderism and then – once indoctrinated – they further brainwash them with the Kabbalah to break even more Natural boundaries : Now they tell them that in order to experience the “Creator” they have to become Egoists who fulfill their own desires and who strive for pleasure.

So, what’s a faggot pedophile going to do to get in touch with the Jewish God and fulfill the Kabbalah? He’s going to rape as many young children as he can – preferably White children, of course – as they are the most innocent and noble souls on this fucking planet. They drink the fear, the pain, the suffering of their victims to fulfill their own desire and this, holy fuck, leads to God. And if any other collective consciousness exists out there that would resist this Jewish idiocy – then they label them as “Egoists” who just “don’t get it” – who need more “love”, who need to be “united with everyone else”, race-mixed even : To finally drop their “Ego” and become “One” with the Jewish God. It even mentions that dropping your guns is part of this process. This, once more, is leading to the creation of hardcore individualism – the goal which Kalergi, the Mason – had in mind for the “European Union” as well, which is to be led by Jews, as he himself said of course.

Order out of Chaos, my friends. They hijacked this age old Egyptian, and consequently Aryan, saying where the point was to bring things into Order out of the Chaos which they primarily found themselves in. For the Jews and their brainwashed followers this saying has a completely new meaning however : They regard the Order of this World as Chaos which needs to be put into a New Order – the Jewish Order. And if that means destroying all of Nature, which laughingly the Rabbi in the book suggests is something Jews admire even though we know that they themselves admitted that the Bible is the anti-thesis of Nature, they will destroy it – they will create a completely new artificial world. Death, destruction, chaos – the end goal of the Jewish agenda – the main point of the Kabbalah. Because a world of imbeciles drugged up on desire can only lead to chaos. And that is what the Jews want. Their God Yahweh, they themselves, Create Evil and War and make Peace treaties afterwards. They will create this Chaos and immediately out of it try to shape the world to their Liking, unto their Image. Meanwhile, the Rabbi Laitman tells his fellow Jews a completely different story :



The Rabbi mentions how “Abraham studied Nature” – but, we know already from prior articles – that Jews, the Bible for that matter, are against Nature in every shape and form. Therefore, not only did they have to destroy all forms of Paganism, but also now need to control its re-awakening. This is where Jews like Seth Chagi, who has an “Asatru Community”, play a crucial role. Their mission is to transform Paganism into a Universal Kabbalistic idiocy. We all know – with sane and intelligent minds – that one who loves all, loves nothing. And in that very sentence one realizes that if there is a single God out there, a Creator, who supposedly loves all, that he cannot do so, so he must love nothing. Therefore, the Jewish God loves only the Jews and hates the rest of the world. Finally, something to remind you of : The Kabbalah is based on the Zohar, a book being praised by this Rabbi all the time, a book, as you have read, that is announcing the “end times” and the “coming of the Messiah”. What else did we learn is written in the Zohar?

“God” will stop crying once all non-Jews have been exterminated from the face of the Earth.

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Exposing the Audacious Project to Make Christian Converts in America’s Prisons

The following is an excerpt from the new book God in Captivity: The Rise of Faith-Based Ministries in the Age of Mass Incarceration by Tanya Erzen (Beacon Press, 2017). Reprinted with permission from Beacon Press:

It’s hard to focus on anything, much less the Book of Jeremiah, when the air presses against your skin like steam, and it’s not even 9 a.m. In Louisiana, a May morning like this portends a truly oppressive day, and for prisoners, one without the reprieve of shade, air-conditioning, or privacy. For the three women missing from the college class, sent to disciplinary segregation for violating one rule or another, the small room each is confined to twenty-three of twenty-four hours a day is a sweltering prison within a prison. The chapel classroom is an alternative to the “hole,” even with the cinder-block monotony of its walls disrupted only by a map of Jerusalem in the time of Jesus. Monica renews her focus. She has a final exam next week, and this is the professor’s review session. What are the symbolic acts in Jeremiah, the professor asks. Monica, scrutinizing her Bible on the battered table, must describe the meaning of the basket of figs and which prophet saved Jeremiah, if she is going to pass.

In the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women (LCIW), her home for fifteen years, Monica is one of twelve hundred women. Here in class, she is one of only twenty. The defining facts of her existence are numerical: forty-six years old, eight children and three grandchildren, Louisiana Department of Correction number 405636, a forty-seven-year sentence, a one-in-a-thousand chance of a pardon in a state where pardons are rarer than snow. Monica is also a student working on her college degree in Christian ministry. She’s sassy and weary. Others listen when she speaks in class. With her sharp cheekbones accentuated by hair piled high on her head, she exudes a flair that defies the drabness of her prison-issued blue shirt.

As Monica and others listen, the professor, Dr. Kristi Miller, drills them on potential final exam questions: “How long were they in captivity in chapter 25?” The class answers automatically, “Seventy-five years.” There are a lot of murmurs and sighs. Class discussion veers suddenly from exam prep into existential territory. Jeremiah is a book about being oppressed by a foreign power (the Babylonians) but also about how faith in God freed the Israelites. “God does not play with those who oppress others for their own gain. God takes seriously those who abuse their position of power,” Miller explained. The discussion becomes more animated, and theology suddenly seems sharply relevant. “Is the book of Jeremiah implying that punishment and suffering are necessary before freedom?” Monica asks. Captivity, according to this interpretation, is an inevitable prelude to freedom, and captivity is meaningful as long as one has faith. The chilling lesson resonates in this maximum-security prison where most students are lifers without even the possibility of parole, and freedom, in the absence of any real hope of release, can only be a state of mind.

Monica is grateful to be in school. There is no other way to obtain an associate’s degree or four-year bachelor’s degree in a Louisiana prison except through the Baptist seminary. For the past five years, I have directed a secular college program, almost weekly, in a maximum-security women’s prison. I visited the Louisiana program and other prisons to understand how faith-based groups are shaping the religious life of prison and as someone engaged in the field of higher education and incarceration. My dual role as a professor, writer, and program director enabled me to gain access to many prison programs that might otherwise have been closed to me.

Prison is about time, relentless and banal, and Monica has the relative privilege of spending her days in the chapel, in class, and in the computer lab or library. Monica and her classmates are a sea of pink, yellow, gray, and blue T-shirts and prison denim, as each woman quietly defies the prison garb regulations. For a moment, it seems they could be in an adult education class anywhere. Three women are assigned to each of the coveted laptop computers, and tensions surface over who gets to use them. Like harried college students, they fret about their papers, due in a few days. Monica is nonplussed. She’s been in prison for many years and has already graduated from culinary arts, tutored other women preparing to take the General Educational Development or GED test, and worked in the hospice program and infirmary. How difficult could it be to understand the symbolic acts of the book of Jeremiah?

When Monica completes her bachelor’s degree in Christian ministry as part of the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary’s (NOBTS) first graduating class, she won’t return to the free world. She and her classmates will be sent forth to spread the word of God and, the seminary hopes, reduce violence throughout the vast state prison system. Monica also studies English composition, math, and world history, but the college degree is secondary to NOBTS’s ultimate purpose: widespread conversion. Monica and others will become emissaries of moral rehabilitation and, according to the seminary’s statement of purpose, will “evangelize their peers within all areas of the prison and other institutions of the Louisiana Department of Corrections.” The seminary’s mission is to win unbelievers to Jesus, and the prison system hopes to find a way to manage the vast numbers of people who fill its cells: the state of Louisiana has a higher incarceration rate than any country in the world. The prison system has placed its faith in Christian prisoners who will, it is hoped, spread moral reform and produce an acquiescence to their own captivity.

Today, all over the United States, with federal assistance and private volunteerist zeal, a quiet faith-based revolution is taking place in fits and starts in state and federal prisons from minimum to maximum security.

Christian prison ministries, religious volunteers, policymakers, conservative politicians, fiscal conservatives, private contractors, and evangelical and nondenominational Christians all attest to the power of faith to transform people in prison. Whereas prison authorities and outsiders have long viewed prisoners’ claims to religious conversion and transformation a ruse, a way of convincing others that they were reformed, supporters of ministry tout faith-based interventions in prison as the most effective form of rehabilitation. Once derided and trivialized by skeptical prison authorities, prison ministry is now a legitimate rehabilitative program.

The prison ministry or faith-based group and the prison dovetail neatly because they attend to both the spiritual and material aspects of life in prison. Pat Nolan is a longtime champion of prison ministry and leader of Prison Fellowship, one of the largest Christian prison ministries in the world. Nolan, who first convinced politicians like Newt Gingrich and Grover Norquist to champion prison reform, says that Prison Fellowship will “help bring volunteers inside prisons to do the work the state just cannot afford to do on its own. And these volunteers will provide something that government employees cannot: love.”

The intervention of faith-based groups is based on the expectation that men and women in prison will become religiously redeemed, rather than simply rehabilitated subjects, by becoming conversant in or strengthening an already existing religious identity. Spiritually, faith-based groups argue that men and women in prison are not incorrigible criminals. Instead, prison ministries view people in prison as beings who always have the potential to be reformed. They operate on the principle that incarceration requires spiritual, not just political or economic, solutions. Their message is that, ultimately, God, Jesus, or the Holy Spirit transforms the hearts of prisoners, and that such transformation requires unwavering faith in God’s power. The phrase “heart change” exemplifies the faith-based idea that religious belief will alter someone from the inside out. A transformed heart is a transformed prisoner who, in the view of prison ministries, will not return to prison. Thus, state and prison authorities desperate for a way to manage overcrowded prisons now support and sanction heart change.

“Faith,” at first glance, appears to be an innocuous or neutral term, but in prison ministry, it most often stands for a Protestant form of Christianity. In many states, nondenominational Protestant Christians make up more than 85 percent of the volunteers who enter the prison. These statistics include the vast numbers of religious volunteers, working under the supervision of primarily Christian chaplains, who, throughout the day, regularly conduct worship services, Bible studies, AA and addiction groups, trauma counseling, GED programs, anger management programs, and mental health assessments in prison chapels. But many groups and ministries call themselves faith-based or spiritual to avoid violating the establishment clause of the First Amendment, which prohibits government from favoring one religion over another.

The Baptist seminary in LCIW, where Monica resides, isn’t exceptional. There are prison seminary programs in Louisiana, Texas, California, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, Tennessee, and West Virginia. According to the Office of Justice Programs, almost all US prison systems offer faith-based worship services, and 93 percent also offer prayer groups. In Florida, the state has created eleven “faith and character” or faith- and character-based institutions (FCBIs), entire prisons where religious volunteers administer classes, study groups, and educational programming. Evangelical groups like Prison Fellowship have over twenty thousand volunteers and oversee evangelical programs in 334 US prisons, jails, and detention centers. Prison Fellowship also operates a twenty-four-hour evangelical program in entire wings of state prisons. In the Federal Bureau of Prisons, 41 percent of prisons operate or are developing faith-based residential programs where prisoners sleep, work, and study in an area of the prison dedicated to adherence to religious ideals. Kairos Prison Ministry and Horizon Prison Initiative, two other evangelical prison ministries that have been active since the 1970s, run faith-based dorms and retreats in federal and state prisons. In Texas, Georgia, Louisiana, Illinois, West Virginia, and Mississippi, people in prison can receive a degree in Christian ministry from Baptist seminaries and are then sent out as missionaries to other prisons. Mainline or progressive Protestants rarely hold services or studies in prisons today. Conservative Protestants have the monopoly on prison ministry.

In a prison system that no longer offers even the pretense of rehabilitation, faith-based programs allow massive numbers of Christians to enter and proselytize to those desperate for a lifeline. To some extent, religious volunteers also reflect the religious landscape of the areas where prisons are located, and often the chaplain of the prison, another product of America’s intertwined history of prisons and faith, can forbid groups to meet if an outside volunteer cannot be found to run the group. Mujahid Farid, a former Muslim prisoner and activist who advocates for the release of aging men and women in prison, explained that a wide range of people are excluded from redemption. If you don’t profess to being a born-again Christian, you don’t receive help or consideration. In LCIW, for example, the chaplain knows of no self-identified Muslim prisoners. And when two Buddhist women, both from Vietnam, sought a faith-based group, they converted to Christianity.

The geographic reach of evangelicals in prison is a phenomenon of the past several decades, when mainly conservative churches began to view prisons as both a problem and a mission field. In many ways, the faith-based presence in the American prison system is a religious movement spurred by the belief that the conversion and salvation of the individual is also the salvation of the prison system itself. After 1970, the prison population skyrocketed 700 percent due to mandatory sentencing laws and drug legislation. At the same time, educational, vocational, and other programs were stripped from the system because of escalating costs. Just as prison terms across the country lengthened, most rehabilitative programs disappeared.

In the aftermath of this profound shift, legal scholar Jonathan Simon labels US prisons a mere “waste management system” for the poor and socially marginalized. Social geographer Ruth Wilson Gilmore writes that mass incarceration is inextricable from the dismantling of systems of mass access to education, health care, social services, and jobs. The construction of prisons for mass incarceration resolved problems associated with surplus populations, surplus capital, and surplus state power. To explain this final point, Gilmore argues that, since the 1970s, “the state built itself by building prisons fashioned from surpluses that the newly developing political economy had not absorbed in other ways.”

The rise of post-1970s mass incarceration is not therefore merely about prisons per se, but more broadly about a transformation in the systems that define and distribute human value, including what precisely humans deserve, and who is accountable to provide this for them. Programs in prison are part of this equation. Several incarcerated women at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women in New York evaluated the effects of a college program there, writing in a coauthored article, “Rehabilitation looks like radical language now that punishment is the explicit project of incarceration.” New York and other states withdrew funding from prisons, while consigning astronomical numbers of people to exist inside them.

Today, the US incarceration rate of about seven hundred per one hundred thousand is the highest in the world and rivals the estimated rate for the Soviet Union at the height of the gulags in the 1950s. The United States has 5 percent of the world’s population and 25 percent of the world’s prisoners. According to the Sentencing Project, the foremost think tank on incarceration in the United States, one of nine people serving time in prisons, including those convicted as juveniles, are serving a life sentence. The racial gulfs are glaring: “Black Americans are incarcerated five times more than whites, and Latinos are nearly twice as likely to be incarcerated as whites.” The United States also spends more than $80 billion on prisons each year. These figures don’t take into account the cost, economic and personal, to the children and family members of those in prison, and how they are trapped in an ongoing cycle of generational absence and pain. Black children today are less likely to be raised by two parents than they were in slavery because of the high imprisonment rate of African American men and women.

Faith-based volunteers and ministries provide something that has always been the bottom line of the punishment industry in the United States: they save money. Faith-based programs have grown as a result of policy initiatives—particularly during George W. Bush’s presidency—but economic constraint helped to solidify the programs’ hold as a solution for prisons. With the evisceration of social services outside the prison, and the subsequent dismantling of mental health care and college education in the prison, the corps of free labor drawn from conservative, nondenominational, faith-based groups has filled the void created by budget cuts, stepping in to do the work of the state. As access to educational, vocational, and recreational programming that is secular, non-Christian, or even mainline Protestant has diminished, Christian ministries like Prison Fellowship, Kairos, and Horizons have flourished within American prisons. Most jails and state prisons now commonly support religious classes and groups as alternatives and replacements for traditional programs like job training and education. In the prison where boredom and lethargy reign, faith-based groups provide some of the only available programs. They frequently administer everything from trauma counseling to Bible studies, GED preparation, and mental health services in cash-strapped prisons.

Prisoners whose families can’t or won’t visit sometimes spend years without contact from outside, what men in Louisiana State Penitentiary, or Angola, refer to as “free people.” They find solace in religious volunteers who show up every week, in services and in the certitude of belief.

There is the love that someone like Pat Nolan professes religious volunteers bring and, then, there is money. Individual redemption and financial austerity have melded together at a time when even the president of the United States heralds reforming the prison system as a key priority. In prison, the evangelical belief that personal transformation is the cornerstone of change melds with social theories that emphasize individual freedom and personal responsibility. In free-market evangelicalism, transformation resides in the individual, not in the social body. Heart change and fiscal austerity have underpinned the bipartisan efforts at prison reform, such as the unlikely alliances between the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Koch Institute, funded by the conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch, and groups like Right on Crime, whose signatories hail from the upper echelon of the conservative wing of the Republican Party.

The faith-based ministries flock to prisons to convert, pray, teach, and proselytize, but they tend to neglect why people end up there in the first place. In the prison where I direct a college program, there are few wealthy people with college degrees. Whereas at the elite liberal arts school where I am a professor, my students come from primarily middle- and upper-class families. My prison students, 90 percent of whom report childhood abuse and sexual and domestic violence, do not have parents who went to college; they mainly grew up poor and contend daily with addictions and mental illness. Women represent the fastest-growing segment of the prison population in the United States. The United States has one-third of the world’s female prisoners. Initially, the War on Drugs disproportionately affected African American women. In recent years, the number of white and Latina women imprisoned for violent offenses and property offenses has increased substantially. The rising rates of low-income white women having contact with the criminal justice system are likely a consequence of the recent sharp deterioration in their health and social conditions.

When Monica, the NOBTS student, graduated from high school in Shreveport, Louisiana, she was smoking marijuana and within a few years became addicted to crack. “The only time I was clean was in jail,” she says. “And, the longest I stayed clean was six months. Idle time is the devil’s workshop. Same cycle, same cycle.” During these years, she gave birth to her first five children and struggled constantly to feed and care for them. On one occasion, she stole two pairs of jeans from JCPenney and was arrested for shoplifting. There were other shoplifting charges for clothing and food. She continued to have more children as she moved in and out of jail. In spring 2004, Monica and a friend drove to a Kroger grocery store in an old Chrysler with license plates pilfered from another car. Monica had a fake ID doctored to match the name on a stolen checkbook. She loaded up her shopping cart with four cans of Similac baby formula, two giant packages of diapers, T-shirts, and a purse for herself. When she realized the sympathetic cashier to whom she hoped to pass the bad check wasn’t working that day, she rolled the overflowing cart out the door. A Kroger employee chased her through the exit; she abandoned the cart and sprinted for the car, where her friend was waiting in the driver’s seat.

Accounts of what happened next vary. Monica says she plunged into the driver’s side and tussled with her friend behind the steering wheel. With the door ajar, the car jerked forward. Danny Maguire, a seventy-four-year-old Kroger employee, was stacking grocery carts. The Chrysler knocked him down, ran over both his legs, and kept zigzagging down the street. Employees followed and retrieved the plate number. At the hospital, doctors treated Maguire for a broken leg and various contusions, but that night he died of cardiorespiratory failure. He had a history of heart disease that was exacerbated by the collision, but the doctor listed Maguire’s death as homicide. Police found Monica within days. The courts deemed her a habitual offender and sentenced her to forty-seven years in prison because they took her juvenile crimes into account. (Louisiana is one of only two states that uses juvenile records as evidence that someone is a habitual offender and therefore deserves a life sentence.) Monica maintains she was not driving, despite conflicting witness testimony. The value of the merchandise in the abandoned cart was $270.

Should Monica be punished indefinitely? What does it mean if she says she has been redeemed? Are forty-seven years enough time, and enough time for what? The rationale for prison has morphed and overlapped through the centuries: to punish, to redeem, to avenge, to warehouse, to extract profit, and to reform. Prison officials, the public, reformers, and prisoners themselves have put forth conflicting ideas about the purpose of prisons.

Captivity has long been a resonant theme in American life. Caleb Smith, in his book on prisons in the American imagination, argues that the captivity narrative in which Native Americans held white English colonists in bondage can be understood as the first distinctly American genre and may have been an ideological source for the creation of the penitentiary.  The famous account from the colonial era of Mary Rowlandson, who, while held captive by Indians, took solace in her Christian faith, is one of the most well-known examples. Captivity invoked its inverse—liberty and freedom. As Toni Morrison writes in Playing in the Dark, the liberated American self emerged in contrast to an enslaved other. These zones of captivity are also present in contemporary war prisons and detention centers, where redemption is forgotten and endless incapacitation and captivity are the norm. Thus, captivity saturates the ideas of who is human, what is sovereignty, and whether the condition of unfreedom is permanent or contingent.

Evangelical Christians, Quakers, and Methodists built the first American penitentiaries in the late 1700s as alternatives to hanging people or confining them in stockades. These Christian reformers fervently believed that prisons were places where people would do penance for their crimes, and that prayer, solitude, and labor were the avenue to a reformed self. The architects of the prisons called them “penitentiaries” because they were convinced that prisons spurred individual penitence that might reshape prisoners’ inner lives. Therefore, from the very first American prisons, religious redemption has been uneasily but inextricably bound to punishment. A prison chaplain in the early 1800s noted gloomily, “Preaching a religion of brotherly love to convicts while you are treating them upon a basis of hatred is a discouraging performance.” How a person preaches love and solidarity within a hateful institution is the ongoing paradox of mass incarceration. Early reformers of the penitentiary considered themselves humanitarians and defined their institutions as a contrast to the horror of slave plantations. They represented the penitentiary as a space that prepared the prisoner for freedom, even if it was provoked by the lash and solitude.

Today, although they exist throughout the United States, faith-based prison programs are notably flourishing in the most notorious prisons in Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, and Kentucky. These states are the world leaders in imprisonment, with more than eleven hundred per one hundred thousand residents in prison or jail. Most of the prisons with Baptist seminaries or a significant faith-based presence are on the site of former slave plantations or convict-leasing farms, where bodies were once measured solely in profit and loss. The faith-based resurgence is strongest in these former sites of slavery and forced labor with the most violent histories of enslavement and white supremacy. In these places, the subjugation of black men and women reigned as a rationale. Penitence and redemption were immaterial.

Despite intermittent cycles of reform, the purpose of a prison has always been control; the ministries serve as agents of surveillance and authority and make it easier to maintain order in a prison. Prison ministries have become carceral churches that enable prison administrators to monitor vast numbers of men and women in overcrowded situations. For many faith-based volunteers, God is akin to a warden who works through the prison to reform individuals. Jonathan Burnside, a criminologist who has written about faith-based units, reflects on the premise that faith-based ministries bolster the prison. “By making prisons more human and punishment more humane, faith-based units promote ethicality and legitimacy,” he writes. “Faith-based units can be of great value—to keep faith in prison.” Burnside’s quote reflects the argument that prisons have a just purpose, that punishment is meaningful in some way, and that ministries work to legitimate the prison itself.

As prisons have become increasingly overcrowded, understaffed, and underfunded, faith-based groups perform an essential service in maintaining control and authority. The ministries embody the benefits of privatization for fiscal conservatives who argue that allowing faith-based groups free rein inside prison is fiscally efficient. If the state has jettisoned any financial commitment to rehabilitation and reform, prison ministries can fill the gap. Wilbert Rideau, an author and editor who spent forty-four years in Angola prison, told me, “Faith-based groups have been invented and foisted on the public by authorities so they appear to be doing something rather than just warehousing people. It’s window-dressing.”

Excerpted from God in Captivity: The Rise of Faith-Based Ministries in the Age of Mass Incarceration by Tanya Erzen (Beacon Press, 2017). Reprinted with permission from Beacon Press.

BULGARIAN CHURCH NOMINATED FOR NOBEL PEACE PRIZE FOR SAVING JEWS

 

Bulgarian-Israeli lawyer Moshe Aloni is seeking support for a campaign to award the Nobel Peace Prize to the Bulgarian Independent Orthodox Church, for protecting the country’s Jewish minority during the Holocaust.

Aloni, head of the Committee for Friendship between the Israeli and Bulgarian Advocates, nominated the church in January for its “brave acts of heroism” including voting unanimously to condemn antisemitic laws during World War II and for going against planned deportation of the country’s 48,000 Jews to Nazi death camps in Europe.

 

In a letter sent to The Jerusalem Post last week, Aloni noted that while the campaign had garnered support from Europe and the US, he sought to gain awareness from the Israeli public.

A petition launched last year on Change.org in support of this cause had, as of Sunday, gained 740 signatures of a target of 1,000.

The petition notes that while the Bulgarian government was an ally of Nazi Germany, the church showed bravery and leadership by fighting against antisemitic laws. It makes specific mention of two clergymen: Metropolitan (Bishop) Stephan, the head of the Sofian Church, and the highest ranking Bulgarian Church official during the Holocaust, and Metropolitan Kiril, the head of the Church in the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv.

The pair was named as Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem in 2001, for vigorously opposing the anti-Jewish policies of the Bulgarian regime, and taking active steps against its policy of deporting the Jews of Bulgaria and handing them over to the Germans.

Kiril is said to have saved the 1,500 Jews of the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv, who were set to be deported in March 1943. According to Yad Vashem, Kiril sent a personal telegram to the King begging for his mercy towards the Jews, and contacted the head of the local police, threatening to end his loyalty towards to Bulgaria and to act as he wished. Further testimony claims that he threatened to lie across the railway tracks in order to stop the deportation.

“Due to the heroic acts of these two prominent leaders and their willingness to speak up and take action, the deportation of the Jews of Bulgaria was postponed again and again until it was finally cancelled with the end of the war,” wrote Aloni in his letter to the Nobel Committee.

Aloni, who was himself born in Sofia, mentions that he and his family are among those are alive today thanks to the “heroism of the Bulgarian church and other brave citizens.”

“The nomination of the Bulgarian Church has most relevance in these days filled with hate and racism and modern day ethnic cleansing,” Aloni concludes.

The petition is sponsored by former minister General (R) Dr Ephraim Sneh and Haifa University law professor Moshe Keshet.

The “Resist not Evil” Bullshit

http://www.renegadetribune.com/resist-not-evil-bullshit/

 

I’ll try to keep this one short and precise. It will help you if you have read the “All Christians are Cucks” part 7, but you’ll figure things out without it just fine. Anyways, let us get several points here straight : Jesus was a Jew. He was a Jew the same way that Paul, the Jew who brought you Christianity, was a Jew. Both were circumcised on their 8th day according to Jewish Law. Both were Hebrews, both knew how to read the Old Testament in Hebrew. Both were Israelites, both were Jews. It can’t get any more obvious than that. Jesus and the story about him claims that he is the Jewish Messiah, which is – who would have guessed it – a Jewish concept and finds its basis in the Old Testament. Jesus reads from the Old Testament. Jesus quotes about Yahweh, the Old Testament God.

Jesus observed all the Jewish ceremonies and holidays which celebrate the murder of non-Jews and are anti-Nature by their definition. Jesus praised Moses, the Jew. Jesus was a god damn Jewish Rabbi and the Book even calls him that. For all you people out there who still refuse to accept this simple Truth – you have fattened just the way the Jews love you – you are the perfect sheep, in perfect form, with the perfect amount of fat and foolishness that another Bolshevik takeover seems to be imminent. Only a Nation of fools can be taken over by a small organized gang of criminals. And Christianity, when applied for long enough, turns that Nation into fools. If you don’t believe me, look around you and tell me if there is any real sanity to be found anywhere.

With that being said, we shall look into the “Resist Not Evil” narrative. Even on its own it is absolute idiocy. One would understand it, if it were teaching : “Don’t do Evil”, “Don’t speak Evil”, “Don’t become Evil by seeing Evil”, “Don’t become Evil by hearing Evil” – but no, it doesn’t say that. In all these cases one must Know Evil in order to also avoid it – one must first Recognize Evil and then be strong enough, have the willpower, to resist it. In that very same way, the words of Jesus imply that you already Know Evil, you Recognize Evil – and then, at that very crucial moment – you are told not to resist it. Imagine if Evil was a force in form of a wave and you were to just let it crush you. Some may go here on a false metaphysical trip and claim “Only by Resisting Evil, will there come into being a Conflict within you”, which by its very Nature is anti-Aryan, for Struggle is part of Life, and overcoming that Struggle gives you peace and freedom. But, rest assured, this entire story is far more simple.


You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye and tooth for tooth.’ But I tell you not to resist evil / an evil person. If someone slaps you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also; if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well; and if someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two. Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.


What interests us here first and foremost is the eye for eye and tooth for tooth part. This is a very crucial element of this entire saying, for it lets us know that Jesus is quoting from the Old Testament, yet again, and suggesting to change something within it, which means – changing the Jewish Law – something which is essentially punishable by death. So, when we look into the Old Testament we find the following :

Exodus 21: 22-25 : If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman’s husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine. And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life, Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, Burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.

One must understand the entire context here. We found reference to the words of Jesus in Exodus, part of the Old Testament, which primarily talks about how the Jews were kicked out of Egypt by the Egyptians. Along the way Moses goes high on Mushrooms and sees God in a Fire. Afterwards a bunch of laws are given to the Jews. This particular part of the Exodus, namely chapter 21 to chapter 24, is called Mishpatim, which means in Hebrew “laws”. It sets out a series of laws, which some scholars call the Covenant Code, and reports the people’s acceptance of the covenant with God. Additionally, it is important to know that the word “man” (in Hebrew : Adam) is associated only with Jews – in the Jewish scriptures only Jews are humans, Gentiles are not humans.


So, if a Jew strikes a pregnant woman and mischief follows, he is to be paid back whatever in the exact same fashion. If an eye was injured, his own eye is to be injured. If a tooth was injured, he should lose a tooth as well.


Jesus basically broke a direct law of the Old Testament by changing it with with these additional words : But I tell you not to resist an evil person. If someone slaps you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also; if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well; and if someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two. Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you. You are not to return any mischief to a Jew who is mistreating you. The Jew, after all, is a Divine being, a Chosen person of God – and Jesus, the Jew – is trying to tell them not to mistreat a Jew, even if he did some shit.

Alas, Jesus broke the Jewish law by changing the Jewish law, especially as a supposed Rabbi and teacher. Anyways, this isn’t the only reference to the tooth for tooth thingy. We find one more in Leviticus 24: 17-20 : ‘If a man takes the life of any human being, he shall surely be put to death. ‘The one who takes the life of an animal shall make it good, life for life. ‘If a man injures his neighbor, just as he has done, so it shall be done to him: fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth; just as he has injured a man, so it shall be inflicted on him.

Again, man is a Jew and neighbor is a fellow Jew. If a Jew injures a fellow Jew, then he shall be punished the same way. This, by the way, is again supposedly a direct commandment of God given to Moses – and Jesus rewrites it again – making a capital crime according to the Jewish Law. Therefore, if a Jew goes berserk on another Jew and beats the living shit out of him, the other Jew is not to defend himself, neither is the Jewish court supposed to now punish the Jewish criminal in equal physical damages.


No matter how retarded this idea is, the most important thing to understand is that we are talking exclusively about Jewish Laws and nothing more. We are talking about Societal behaviors between Jews and how Jesus wanted to change a commandment of God, which is a crime on its own.


But wait!, there is more. Deuteronomy 15 : 15-20 : One witness shall not rise against a man concerning any iniquity or any sin that he commits; by the mouth of two or three witnesses the matter shall be established. This, by the way, is part of the Jewish Talmud and Zohar, where it goes even further telling us that in the future Jewish world it will take at least 2 witnesses against a Jew to establish a court, whereas it will take only 1 witness to send a non-Jew to court. Wonderful, isn’t it? We continue :

If a false witness rises against any man to testify against him of wrongdoing,  then both men in the controversy shall stand before the Lord, before the priests and the judges who serve in those days.  And the judges shall make careful inquiry, and indeed, if the witness is a false witness, who has testified falsely against his brother, then you shall do to him as he thought to have done to his brother; so you shall put away the evil from among you. And those who remain shall hear and fear, and hereafter they shall not again commit such evil among you. Your eye shall not pity: life shall be for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.

And, yet again, we talk about what happens when one Jew does damage of any kind to another Jew. This lets you also understand why Jesus mentions a court-like situation if someone sues you for your tunic. In the Old Testament, the law immediately punishes the Jew back with the same force and explains that it will create fear among the masses, making sure that they shall not again commit such evil among the Jewish community. Jesus meanwhile suggests that nothing should be done to the criminal and that everyone should simply forget what happened.


Alas, to show you how retarded this entire Jewish Book is, we shall analyze the next paragraph of Jesus in Matthew 5: 43 : You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’


What this now suggests to us is that there should exist a passage exactly like that in the Old Testament. But, you won’t find it. Was it removed on purpose? Were we never given it by the Jews? It does make sense, doesn’t it? Jews are to love their fellow Jews and hate their enemies, which are basically all non-Jews. We learn more about their hatred towards us in Psalm 118:10 : All Goyim (non-Jews) compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them. Can’t get any more clear than that, now can you? If in doubt, read the Talmud and Zohar. Anyways, many people will try to relate this Matthew verse with Leviticus 19:18 : You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the LORD. Here you notice again how sons of your people is equated to neighbor.

Now, hold on a minute – we just read in 3 Old Testament paragraphs how vengeance is to be applied upon a Jew who did something wrong! After all, vengeance means : Punishment inflicted or retribution exacted for an injury or wrong. An eye for an eye? A Tooth for a Tooth? Is the Jewish God confused? Did he fuck up while giving Jews these commandments and Laws? Did Jesus see this same passage here and conclude that it should override the previous ones? Ironically, in the Jewish Zohar, Be-Reshit, 1:21b, pp. 163, it says the following : Moreover, the Eternal One of Israel does not lie or change His mind, for He is not human that He should change His mind.

But Jesus took it one step further. Jesus associates God with the Sun itself : But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Do not even tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even Gentiles do the same? Be perfect, therefore, as your Heavenly Father is perfect. Besides, God himself tells us in Isaiah 45:7 : “I make Peace, and create Evil”. If a Jew, a Chosen child of this same God, does Evil – does this mean that God himself created that Evil? And if God himself created that Evil, who are you to Resist it? This might be the logic by which Jesus went. So, everything is God’s will and you are simply to not do anything. If Jews import non-Whites into White nations and you think that is Evil, then it must be something God created. Resist it not, Goyim!


So, Jesus is now telling to his fellow Jews that their God shines upon both them and the Goyim, both the Good and the Evil, Righteous and Unrighteous. Suddenly, the Jewish God is not exclusive in this scenario. Even more so, if the Jews greet only fellow Jews, how are they better than Gentiles, non-Jews? So, Jesus suggests that Jews should Love Everyone in order to be like their Perfect God. Also notice how it says that non-Jews are exclusively Nationalistic.


That would ruin quite a bunch of Jewish holidays, now wouldn’t it? All of them are celebrating the massacre and genocide of another race or people. Imagine a Jew praying for some Gentile who is persecuting him. Yeah, hell would sooner freeze over. So far we had Jesus, the Jew, trying to upgrade and bring about a different viewpoint to the Old Jewish law. Part of the Jewish law still remains : Usury which is to be applied to non-Jew only and the Enslavement of non-Jews. Whether this Jew existed or not is irrelevant. Whether they killed him or not is irrelevant. Whether he was just an over-the-top Liberal Jew or not is irrelevant. What is important to us is that afterwards comes along the Jew Paul who brings us this poison.

And the Jew Paul is quite the devious character, isn’t he? Circumcised, a Hebrew, an Israelite of the tribe of Benjamin, a Pharisee. A random Jew who never met Jesus in his life suddenly is bringing to Gentiles a twisted version of his words in order to brainwash the entire non-Jewish world, or in other words, the enemies of the Jews. But, we won’t go into detail here : We shall just discuss the “Resist not Evil” thing now with the Christianity 2.0 version here – Paul’s version – Paulianity. So far everything was related to Jews exclusively. However, Paul brings about a very damning update with the following words : There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

He knows very well that Jews won’t believe in Christ, but here he is brainwashing the Gentiles not only to believe in Christ, but also to accept every single Jew as part of Christ. He further says : He redeemed us so that the blessing promised to Abraham would come to the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit. Abraham was promised Greater Israel and the Rule of the World – how is that a blessing for Gentiles? Additionally : Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing. Keeping God’s commandments is what matters. How can Gentiles keep God’s commandments which were exclusively for Jews? And, let us imagine they do, why aren’t Christians then punishing non-Whites who kill Whites with death? Ah, yes, right – they follow Jesus who told them to not seek any vengeance. Let us finally apply logic here :


To the Christian only those “in Christ” are his “neighbors” and are to be regarded as “fellow” people. Therefore, only to those “in Christ” do the words of “Do not Resist Evil” apply. If a Negro is a Christian who raped and killed your daughter – you just have to go on with your life and not seek vengeance upon him. You regard those who are not “in Christ” as your enemies. Alas, you must still love and greet them as Christ said, for God shines upon both you, the Christian, and the bad, non-Christians.


So you see, the words of Jesus the Jew, updated by Paul the Jew, brought you the utter most destructive type of Universalism that has ever been designed upon this planet. You are to love your neighbor, which is your fellow Christian, and to love your enemy, which is every non-Christian. You are to love both. There is no way out of it. You are basically supposed to love everyone. And someone who loves everyone, loves no one. Your enemies, on the other hand, are still allowed to hate you. If you however intend to remove Paul from Christianity, then there is no Christianity for Gentiles. If literally everyone were to become Paulanity-Christians, everyone would override the Jewish Law (Not to intermarry with gentiles (Deut. 7:3)) and what was exclusively “Jewish” would become exclusively “Christian” – meaning that “non-Christians” would become the new “Gentiles” now and that Christians of any and all kind are allowed to intermarry, race-mix. As they do. Finally, to show you just how full of shit this entire Jewish book is, we shall end with the following words by Jesus the Jew, who told you to love your enemies:

But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.

How the Kabbalist Jews took over the Roman Catholic Church through the Jesuit Order

http://redefininggod.com/2016/10/how-the-kabbalist-jews-took-over-the-roman-catholic-church-through-the-jesuit-order/

 

A Crypto-Jewish conspiracy that started, appropriately, in a crypt beneath the church of Saint Denis in 1534 reached its culmination in 2013…
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…Let’s have a look at what happened.

Several months ago, I came across this rather intriguing narrative…
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…From the Israel Elect of Zion website

Upon reading it, my inner guidance gave me a thumbs up. But since it was on a website run by religious weirdos, I decided it would be best if I verified its major points for myself. So over the course of the next few days, I’ll show you what I found. Then we’ll arrive at a rational, commonsense conclusion based on the available evidence.

Before we begin, it is necessary to know who the Marranos (also referred to as the “conversos”) were…

Marrano, in Spanish history, a Jew who converted to the Christian faith to escape persecution but who continued to practice Judaism secretly. It was a term of abuse and also applies to any descendants of Marranos. The origin of the word marrano is uncertain.

In the late 14th century, Spanish Jewry was threatened with extinction at the hands of mobs of fanatical Christians. Thousands of Jews accepted death, but tens of thousands found safety by ostensibly converting to Christianity. The number of converts is moderately estimated at more than 100,000. By the mid-15th century the persons who had been baptized but continued to practice Judaism in secret—Marranos—formed a compact society. The Marranos began to grow rich and to rise to high positions in the state, the royal court, and the church hierarchy. They intermarried with the noblest families of the land. The hatred directed against them by the old Christians, ostensibly because they were suspected of being untrue to their converted faith, was in fact directed indiscriminately against all conversos, or Jewish converts.” – From The Encyclopaedia Brittanica

So the Jews, after already having been massacred and spread to the wind by the political Roman Empire (see The Origin of Jewish Antipathy to the Roman Empire, the Jewish-Roman wars), were yet again under assault by monarchs crowned by the surviving religious element of the Roman Empire, the Roman Catholic Church…

Alonso de Hojeda, a Dominican friar from Seville, convinced Queen Isabella of the existence of Crypto-Judaism among Andalusian conversos during her stay in Seville between 1477 and 1478. A report, produced by Pedro González de Mendoza, Archbishop of Seville, and by the Segovian Dominican Tomás de Torquemada, corroborated this assertion. In 1480 a plot to overthrow the government of Seville under armed insurrection lead by Don Diego de Susona, a wealthy merchant converso was discovered and suppressed.

Spanish monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella requested a papal bull establishing an inquisition in Spain in 1478 in response to the conversos returning to the practice of Judaism.” – From Wikipedia

This Spanish Inquisition lasted from 1478 to 1834, and it was during this period that Ignatius of Loyola conceived the Jesuit Order in a crypt beneath a church. So the first obvious question is…

Was Ignatius really a Crypto-Jew / Marrano / converso?

Given the inherent bias of all historical narratives, to which narrative should we look to find the answer to this question? I decided that the surest way to confirm Ignatius’ converso background was to look for admissions of it from the Jesuits themselves. And lookie what I found…
convignat
…from Fordham.UniversityPressScholarship.com. If you look to the “S.J.” in the names of the authors, it refers to the Society of Jesus; both the listed authors are Jesuits (I’ll cover other points from this book description later).

Here is an informative section from a review of the book…
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…From ejournals.bc.edu (a PDF link)

And it’s worth noting that the book was published by Fordham University, a Jesuit institution…
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…From Wikipedia

So as you can see, the Jesuits do not dispute that Ignatius came from a converso family, although they do gloss over the obvious implication that Ignatius himself was a Crypto-Jew. They also attempt to spin away the pervasive Crypto-Jewish nature of their Order (while simultaneously heaping praise upon the Jews). Again, I’ll get back to that later.

It is here where we must take our first common sense break. The Jesuits would retort that the Marranos (Crypto-Jews) are somehow a subset of the conversos (“real” Jewish converts to Christianity), so the terms shouldn’t be conflated. As the Establishment’s Encyclopaedia Brittanica said in one of the previous quotations…

“The hatred directed against them [the Marranos] by the old Christians, ostensibly because they were suspected of being untrue to their converted faith, was in fact directed indiscriminately against all conversos, or Jewish converts.”

Let’s bring a little common sense into the mix…

Under threat of torture and death by the followers of Jesus (who were the descendants of the Romans who slaughtered and scattered the Jewish people in Judea), how many conversos sincerely converted to Christianity and suddenly held a love for Jesus in their hearts?

The answer to this question is “few to none.” You can call the Jews many things, but “pushovers” isn’t one of them. When their opportunity to convert or die arrived, the strident Jews were tortured and killed, the practical Jews fled, and the stubborn, strong Jews stood their ground and said, “Yeah. Sure. We’re Christians now.” But as that last group, the conversos, professed Christ with their tongues, their hearts professed something else: their Jewish identity and a desire for revenge.

That being said, “converso” DOES equal “Marrano / Crypto-Jew,” because virtually no Jews would ever embrace a bastardized / Romanized version of their religion forced upon them by the enemies of their people. Almost all conversions were done for practical purposes, not out of a real realignment of faith.

So it is here where you face your first moment of decision. You need to pick the truer narrative…

A. The Jesuit version – Ignatius did have a Jewish family background, but his family was among the “good” conversos. When they were told to “convert or die” during one of the many pogroms that occurred before and during the Inquisition, his family realized the err of their Jewish ways and repented of them. They cast aside their Jewish identity and embraced a true love of their savior, Jesus Christ. It was with this pure-hearted love of Christ that Ignatius begat the Jesuit Order.

B. This blog’s version – When Ignatius’ family faced their “convert or die” or “convert for acceptance and gain” moment, they told the Christians what they wanted to hear. But secretly, they maintained their Jewish identities and practices like virtually all Jews did. So when Ignatius put together the Jesuit Order, he had on his mind what all Jews had on their minds: seeking shelter from the persecutors and seeking change to put an end to the persecution.

Which narrative do you find more realistic? If your answer is “the Jesuit version,” stop reading this entry now and go find something else to read. The rest will be of no benefit to you. But if your answer is “this blog’s version,” let’s keep going.

Now that we’ve established that the Jesuit Order was started by a Crypto-Jew, and given that at least one of the other co-founders, Diego (James) Laynez, was also a Crypto-Jew (who went on to lead the Order after Ignatius)…

Did any other Crypto-Jews / Marranos / conversos join the Jesuit Order?

To answer this question, let’s look to this Jesuit-affiliated “scholar”
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…who is an Associate Director of the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies at a Jesuit university…
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…From Wikipedia

In an interview with The Boston Globe, Professor Maryks provided the answer to this Q & A…
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The answer to our question, then, is “yes.” The Jesuit Order was founded by at least two Crypto-Jews (not just one like the Professor suggests), and they flung open the doors for more to follow them in. As the Professor said in the understatement of the year, “The Society of Jesus was substantially influenced by Christians of Jewish ancestry.”

So did this new order of Crypto-Jews escape the attention of other members of the Catholic hierarchy? No, they did not.

Let’s have a quick look at page 86 from Professor Maryks’ book A Companion to Ignatius of Loyola

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…From Google Books

From this passage, we see that the “Old Christians” (traditional non-converso Christians) within the Church “suspected Loyola of Crypto-Judaism” so much that at least one investigation was mounted against him. Maryks also mentions “Ignatius’ alleged Basque pride in his blood purity.” I’ll get back to that a little later. And by the way, the “Alumbrados” of “Jewish origins” with whom Ignatius had “numerous contacts” translates to “Illuminated.” Now isn’t that a little foreshadowing of things to come. wink

Now let’s have a look at page 41 of another of Professor Maryks’ books, The Jesuit Order as a Synagogue of Jews
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…From Google Books

This passage offers three important points…

1) It speaks of the Jewish infiltration of civil and ecclesiastical institutions that gave rise to a protective backlash against the conversos. From the perspective of the Old Christians, they saw an insidious takeover of their society taking place, and it had to be stopped (we Americans know exactly how that feels). They were right of course. But from the perspective of the “New Christians” (the conversos), they perceived the Old Christians as engaging in persecution against them, and they too were right. Looking at it rationally, the Old Christians had no reason to complain; they forced the Jews into their religion, so they fully deserved what was coming to them. They brought “the Crypto-Jewish virus” in by their own hand.

2) It confirms that conversos did see the clerical ranks of the Church as a haven from persecution, although Maryks fails to mention the other obvious motivation the conversos had in becoming clergy: ending the persecution of their people by changing or even taking over the Church once they were on the inside.

3) It points out that Crypto-Jews penetrated other orders of the Church. It is standard Jewish operating procedure to infiltrate all factions within an institution for the purpose of monitoring their activities and taking control if possible. They didn’t need to take over the Jesuit Order, though. It was theirs from the very beginning. It was their hand within the Church.

It is here where we’ll take another common sense break and put ourselves in the shoes of the Crypto-Jews of the early Jesuit Order. Upon doing so, we find that we’re facing a worsening environment in which our Order is suspected of being a synagogue of Jews, and blood purity laws are popping up to stop conversos from taking positions in civil society and the clergy. What do we do?

Do we give up, go home, and cry in our Manischewitz? Or do we make adjustments to allay suspicion and get around the blood purity laws? Being Jews, the choice is obvious: we adjust and move on – we never give up.

After thinking about it, these are the specific things we’d do to keep going….

1) We would double-down on leading the charge against converso influence in the both the Order and the wider Church, like our co-founder Francis Xavier did in encouraging the Inquisition of Goa
goa
…By leading the effort against ourselves, we can control where the investigations go, and we can shield our core operatives while staging controlled sacrifices (such as in a faraway place like Goa, India) to make it look like we’re making progress.

2) We would double-down on our efforts to pose as the most rabidly loyal order in the whole Church. This would place us above any suspicion of being subversives. If we want to sneak around as Jews and change the Church, we must stop acting like Jew-lovers and start acting like the complete opposite. People will find it incomprehensible that we are Jewish influencers if we outwardly act like we are against Jewish influence.

Stepping back out of our Jewish shoes, we find this is exactly what the Jesuits did. Here is another excerpt from Professor Maryks’ Boston Globe interview…

“The archbishop of Toledo issued a purity-of-blood law in 1547. So the foundation of the Jesuits coincided with the increase of purity-of-blood laws. In 1593, the society issued a law which said that no candidate of Jewish ancestry could enter the society, and those conversos already in the society who had not finished their vows had to leave. This was much harsher than the first because it did not limit the genealogical inquiry. In 1608, an inquiry was set at five generations.”

So the Jesuits not only made their own blood purity law, they made one that was “much harsher” than that of the archbishop of Toledo. This helped put them above suspicion. But take note that they did not kick out the conversos who had already finished their vows, which left conversos in the Order to do the background checks. By having their own people doing the background checks, they could falsify clean certificates for the conversos they wanted, and reject conversos who weren’t “connected.”

As for any background checks that weren’t conducted by insiders, getting around them was a simple matter: they just bribed the inspectors and/or presented falsified documents. As Wikipedia’s entry on limpieza de sangre (blood purity) states…

“The religious and military orders, guilds and other organizations incorporated in their by-laws clauses demanding proof of cleanliness of blood. Upwardly mobile New Christian families had to either contend with their plight, or bribe and falsify documents attesting generations of good Christian ancestry.”

In the time of these blood purity laws, falsified documents and bribes were commonplace. And within the context of the Jesuit Order, this gave rise to the “closet-converso” – a deep-cover Crypto-Jew who had a “clean Christian background.” Even Professor Maryks recognizes the existence of such persons…
closetconv
…From page 84 of A Companion to Ignatius of Loyola on Google Books

So in the year 1593, the Society of Jesus went from being a synagogue of conversos to being a synagogue of closet-conversos, and it is here where you face another moment of decision. You must choose the truer narrative…

A. The Jesuit version – The Society of Jesus enacted a very strict purity of blood law in 1593, and it was faithfully observed. This resulted in the end of the Order’s liberal period, and the converso presence within the Society waned. The Order then went on to centuries of strict adherence to Catholic doctrine and faithful service to the Church.

B. This blog’s version – The Society of Jesus responded to its increasingly hostile environment by putting on a show of casting out conversos and blocking them from entry. But in reality, they had ways of dodging blood purity laws, and they kept bringing in Jews under deep cover. With the financial assistance of the “Court Jew” money-men outside the Church, the Order then spent centuries spreading its tentacles both within the Church and around the world, eventually taking over the Church entirely.

Which narrative do you find more realistic?

Before you answer this question, you might want to have a look at this inconspicuous sentence from the Jesuits’ Wikipedia entry

The Society participated in the Counter-Reformation and, later, in the implementation of the Second Vatican Council.”

By the late 1950’s, the Crypto-Jews had amassed enough power within the Church to be able to remake it in their image, making it more worldly and cosmopolitan. And they officially began the process on 11 October 1962 by convening the Second Vatican Council.

Have a look at what this Huffington Post article
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…written on the 50th anniversary of the Council, says about it [with my comments added in brackets]…

>>> With Vatican II, the Catholic Church sent out the message that it was part of the modern world, said Thomas Ryan, director of the Loyola Institute for Ministry. “Not against, not above, not apart, but in the modern world,” he said. “The church sought to engage, not condemn.” [Note who is saying this about the Church’s new worldliness: one of the directors of a Jesuit institution] <<<

The article also talks about the most notable change of all…

>>> Perhaps the biggest of these changes came in the church’s approach to Judaism. Before Vatican II, Jews were stigmatized as the people who killed Jesus Christ. That changed with the council, when the Catholic Church acknowledged its Jewish roots and Jews’ covenant with God, Ryan said.

“It had the effect that the sun has when it comes up and interrupts the night,” said Rabbi Edward Cohn of New Orleans’ Temple Sinai, whose best friend as a child had to get permission from the archbishop to attend Cohn’s bar mitzvah. “It was no less dramatic than that. It provided an entirely new day. It changed everything.” [So in this passage we have the Jesuit-affiliated Ryan and a Jewish rabbi telling us how great Vatican II was; telling, no?] <<<

And can you guess who led the effort in the Council to change the Church’s stance on Jews?

It was this Jesuit Cardinal, Augustin Bea (seated, next to his rabbi co-conspirator, Abraham Joshua Heschel)…
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…Here is what Wikipedia says about Bea and his role in Vatican II…

>>> Augustin Bea, S.J. (28 May 1881 – 16 November 1968), was a German Jesuit priest and scholar at the Pontifical Gregorian University specialising in biblical studies and biblical archeology. He also served as the personal confessor of Pope Pius XII.

In 1959, Pope John XXIII made him a cardinal of the Catholic Church. He served as the first president of the Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity from 1960 until his death. Bea was a leading biblical scholar and ecumenist, who greatly influenced Christian-Jewish relations during the Second Vatican Council in Nostra aetate…

Bea was highly influential at the Vatican II Council in the 1960s as a decisive force in the drafting of Nostra aetate, which repudiated anti-Semitism. In 1963, he held secret talks with Abraham Joshua Heschel, promoting Catholic-Jewish dialogue. John Borelli, a Vatican II historian, has observed that, “It took the will of John XXIII and the perseverance of Cardinal Bea to impose the declaration on the Council”. <<<

And for more information about Bea’s co-conspirator, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, have a look at what this article from America magazine (which is published by the Jesuits)…
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…says about him…

>>> The two key figures that inspired the preparation of “Nostra Aetate” were Cardinal Augustin Bea, the Jesuit who was head of the Secretariat for Christian Unity, and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, theological consultant of the American Jewish Committee. Between them a sincere friendship began, which helped to work out the declaration, though not without difficulties. From the very beginning, Rabbi Heschel worked hard to remove from the teaching of the Catholic Church any anti-Semitic words and any reference to a mission of the church for the conversion of the Jews. In May 1962 he presented a memorandum in which he asked the council fathers to eliminate once and for all any accusation of deicide on the part of the Jewish people, to acknowledge the integrity and the perpetuity of the election of Jews in the history of salvation and, lastly, to give up proselytizing Jews. The American Jewish Committee presented three memoranda; in the last of these his influence was essential. He wanted the council fathers to know that a Jew has a dignity as a Jew and not as a possible convert to Christianity. He repeated quite often: “If I were asked either to convert or to die in Auschwitz, I’d rather go to Auschwitz.” <<<

As for getting the Church “to give up proselytizing Jews,” that would have to wait until the Crypto-Jewish takeover of the Church was fully completed with the installation of the first Jesuit pope, Pope Francis…
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…From National Public Radio

So it is now the official stance of the Roman Catholic Church that the death of chickens Jews sacrifice to expiate their sins…
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…is fully equivalent to the death of Jesus Christ to expiate sins…
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…(It’s no wonder the Catholic communion wafers taste like chicken)

I’m sure you can imagine how traditional Christians feel about this change in Vatican policy.

So with Jesuit activities during Vatican II and Pope Francis’ reign set before us, let’s return to the question…

Which narrative do you find more realistic?

A. The Jesuit narrative that the Order was never Crypto-Jewish, and that conversos stopped joining them in 1593, or

B. This blog’s narrative that the Jesuit Order was created as an instrument of Jewish infiltration and subversion of the Roman Catholic Church, and it has succeeded in taking over.

Now that we have a basic understanding of the past, it’s time to look at what the Jesuit Crypto-Jews are doing now.

If we check in on Thomas Michel, the Jesuit whose book told us about Ignatius’ converso background earlier in this entry, we see he has been involved in the Vatican effort to “unify the People of the Book” under “Chrislam” (a.k.a. the “One World Religion” or the “Spiritual UN”)…
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…From Religion.UCSB.edu (a PDF link)

Chrislam is intended to be the companion religion to the BRICS-fronted, UN-centered New World Order, but both Chrislam and the NWO are merely intermediate steps to the globalists’ ultimate objective: doing away with democratic government and installing a Kabbalized god-king named “Jesus Christ” as world ruler. With this ultimate goal in mind, beware of narratives that spin the converso takeover of the Church as the action of “Satanic” forces…
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…From Infowars.com

By blaming the takeover on “Satanic” forces, which play the “bad guys” in the Christian spiritual dialectic, they are establishing the traditionalist Christians as the “good guys.” But in reality, there are no good guys to be found in the whole drama. The Roman Catholic Church was created by the Roman imperial elite as an instrument of spiritual control over their subjects. It is a man-made religion and an abomination, and it always has been. All that happened with the Jesuit takeover is that Jewish elite monsters took over from Roman elite monsters.

The reason the globalists are casting this battle as one between “Christian forces of good” and “Satanic/Jewish (‘Synagogue of Satan’) forces of evil” is so their god-king figure can sweep in, defeat the “Satanic” forces, and look like the good guy. So do not be confused by their disinformation; both sides of the spiritual dialectic are manned by the same bad guys, and the final “Jesus Christ” who shows up will be nothing more than a front man for the Crypto-Jews.

An Investigation into the Existence of Jesus

http://www.renegadetribune.com/investigation-existence-jesus/

 

I want to discuss a subject which continues to divide the Truth movement – Jesus and Christianity. First I’ll cover what may be the the truth regarding the real identity of the Biblical Jesus and then examine why some cling so staunchly to Jesus and Christianity. My conclusion assumes both reincarnation and the existence of a human soul. However those who do not believe in such phenomena may still find this research valuable.

Before starting, I want to give my position on the Holy Bible: On the surface, the Bible has a LIMITED amount of spiritual and historical value. It’s been mistranslated, altered, and for those who believe it literally, the result is mind-controlling religion. Those who do can’t even agree with one other about what it says. However, if you know how to read between the lines and have the right background information, the Holy Bible provides some vital historical and spiritual knowledge. This is partially true because most modern versions of the Holy Bible are based on the King James Version – and the compilation and translation of the King James Bible was overseen by Francis Bacon, the highest ranking occultist of his time. He encoded huge amounts of secret information into the Biblical texts.

I am open to using all ancient texts as source material – not only the Canon, but also the apocryphal texts, the Quran, and the Talmud. Who’s to say that any of these are more or less valuable than the others as historical documents? Early Christians accepted many books which are not accepted by the churches today. In fact, several ‘canonical’ books refer to or quote from ‘non-canonical’ books such as The Book of Enoch, 2 Esdras, and the Book of Jasher. These sources tend not to agree with modern Christian teachings. Is it any wonder that the Catholic Church burned so many books in the Middle Ages, or that they stalled the release of the Dead Sea Scrolls for over fifty years?

Let’s get into the Jesus discussion. My intention is to try to see the big picture and give an overview here, in hopes that you will do your own research. The Biblical stories of Jesus are hopelessly full of contradictions and inconsistencies. It becomes obvious after studying these that the story we’ve been given doesn’t add up. The Catholic Church knows this too. As stated by (Medici Jewish) Pope Leo IX:

How well do we know what a profitable superstition this fable of Christ has been for us.”

So if the story we’ve been given is a lie, what is the truth? Well, I’ve found what may be the best model yet for understanding the Bible stories regarding Jesus: that the Biblical ‘Jesus’ is actually three identities rolled into one. There is:

  1. A mythological figure which is the culmination of the pre-existing sun god religions, mixed with Astrotheology;
  2. Judas Khrestus, a first-century Jewish insurrectionist, cult leader, militant homosexual, and cannibal; and
  3. Yeshu’a, a spiritual teacher that traveled widely and learned all the secret esoteric and spiritual knowledge the world had to offer.
1) Mythology/Astrotheology:

Nothing ‘sacred’ to Christianity is actually original to Christianity; father God, savior son, sin, repentance, baptism, the virgin birth, ten commandments, the story of Moses, etc. were all plagiarized from earlier religions. A classic work on this subject is the book The World’s Sixteen Crucified Saviours. Many of these ideas were also practiced by the Jewish Essene sect, who were connected to the ancient Druids. All of the early Christian churches grew out of pre-existing Essene community houses.

The Astrotheology aspect of the Biblical Jesus is also undeniable – a good introduction to this subject is the ‘Religion’ segment from the Zeitgeist movie, which is posted on Youtube. It shows how Jesus and his disciples actually represented the planets, stars, and astrological ages.

In my opinion, the most important book ever written on the subject of Jesus is The Bible Fraud by Tony Bushby. His list of references and recommended reading is 41 pages long! His sources include early Canonical manuscripts, apocrypha, Quran, Talmud, quotes from early church fathers, First through Fourth Century historians, and ancient legends. This book is available used on Amazon and should be essential reading for everyone. This would break the power of religion once and for all. It’s because of the Abrahamic religions that the world’s elites, who are mostly Jewish, continue to enslave us. In case you don’t know, Yahweh of the Old Testament IS Satan. If you need proof just read the Old Testament, or think about all the evil that has been done in his name.

Charles Giuliani on Renegade Broadcasting has also been a great source of information regarding the historical context of the Gospels and the insurrectionist nature of the Biblical Jesus.

Background info: According to many sources, the next two figures were real people. They were actually twin brothers. The idea of twins can be found in both the Canon and the Apocrypha. One of Jesus’ disciples was named ‘Thomas, also called Didymus’. Both of these names mean ‘twin’. The Nag Hammadi scrolls refer to Thomas as ‘Judas Thomas’ and present him as Jesus’ twin brother. Several other apocryphal books refer to twin brothers as well.

There was an expectation among the ancient Hebrews that there would be TWO messiahs- one priestly and one kingly. Originally, the priestly messiah was John the Baptist. He was the leader of the Essenes. The Mandaeans are a religious sect which continues to follow John as the messiah to this day. Have you ever wondered why the biblical Jesus never spoke out about John’s imprisonment and execution? It was because after John’s arrest, Judas Khrestus became the Essene leader, and he hoped that the dual messiah role would be filled by himself and his twin brother Yeshu’a. Eventually Judas Khrestus assumed both roles.

Also, compare the gospel accounts of Jesus’ interactions with John the Baptist. We see that one in account John knows who Jesus is as soon as he sees him. However in another, while John is in prison, he sends his disciples to Jesus to ask if he is really ‘the one who was to come’. This only makes sense when you realize that these were accounts of his interaction with two different people, rolled into one.

Yeshu’a and his twin brother Judas were born to Miriamme Herod, the granddaughter of King Herod the Great. Their biological father was Tiberius, the adopted son of Caesar Augustus. This meant that these twin boys had at least four royal bloodlines: Roman, Hasmonean, Persian, and the Jewish Davidic bloodline. The Biblical Jesus’ claim to be the ‘Son of God’ originated from Judas’ claim to be the ‘son of a god’ – a claim he could legally make, being the son of Tiberius.

Both boys did have children. A powerful secret society that most people have never heard of is the Priory of Sion. Its main function has been to preserve this royal bloodline through the ages. It is called the Merovingian Bloodline and is believed by many occultists to contain both the blood of Jesus and the blood of Satan – i.e. the blood of both Yeshu’a and Judas. It is claimed that this bloodline has produced all of the European royal families and U.S. Presidents.

It was well known in ancient times that the twins were conceived out of wedlock. That’s why in the Gospels the Pharisees said to Jesus “We were not born of fornication” (implying that Jesus was). The virgin birth story was added in the Fourth Century to cover this fact up. This story is only found in two of the Gospels. None of the epistles or later books mention it, as you would expect – their writers had never heard of it.

The main sects of Judaism in the early first century were the Pharisees, Sadducees, and the Essenes. There were also several terrorist groups connected to the Essenes such as the Zealots (radical militants) and the Sicarii (assassins, aka Daggermen). The first two were loyal to the Roman empire. After all, the Romans had built their temple, mostly left them alone, and usually didn’t make the Jews pay taxes. They had it pretty good.

Jewish society was controlled by the Pharisees – however, the Essenes and the terrorists saw the Pharisees as compromisers. They wanted to lead a military revolt to overthrow them, and eventually, the Roman Empire. There were many revolts in this time period, in which the Jews butchered hundreds of thousands of people in the cities where they lived. The Pharisees knew that if these revolts continued, Rome would eventually respond with military action. This is why they reacted to the Biblical Jesus, who was an insurrectionist, the way they did – and they were right to do so, as evidenced by the complete destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D.

2) Judas Khrestus:

Many researchers cite the fact that the Biblical Jesus is never mentioned by most First Century historians. However, another individual is: Judas of Gamala or Judas of Galilee. This insurrectionist became known as Judas Khrestus. ‘Khrestus’ meant great, exalted, or anointed. His followers were called ‘Khrestians’. Today we know them as Jesus Christ and the early Christians. Judas is the twin that most of the New Testament was written about – it was he who had followers from Galilee and was supposedly crucified. He was the one who declared himself Messiah and king. What most people don’t know is that there were dozens of Messianic claimants in the first century. They were all insurrectionists against the Roman Empire. Galilee was the terrorist hotbed of its day, and eleven of Jesus’ twelve disciples were from Galilee. One disciple was called ‘Simon the Zealot’. The name ‘Judas Iscariot’ was a play on the word ‘Sicarii’.

Judas Khrestus was probably the only Messianic claimant with royal blood, and he did have a legitimate claim to the Roman throne. Crucifixion was a Roman punishment reserved for the most serious of crimes. The Biblical Jesus’ criminal charge was printed above his head: ‘King of the Jews’. According to the Gospel narrative, he was an insurrectionist. So were the two ‘thieves’ crucified with him – Khrestians were commonly called ‘robbers’.

The Biblical Jesus did not deny the accusation against him that he was a glutton and a drunkard, and a friend of publicans (the bankers of his day) and sinners”. This is referring to Judas, who had lots of rich friends and liked to party. Judas also had quite a temper, as evidenced by his driving the money changers out of the temple with a whip.

Judas Khrestus was also the one who supposedly performed miracles. For example, turning water into wine. He didn’t snap his fingers – he had them pour water into a vessel which then produced wine. He got this idea, and maybe the vessel itself, from Hero of Alexandria, a mechanical engineer who was employed in the Egyptian temples to create ‘miracles’ to amaze the worshipers.

Or how about walking on water? The only large body of water in the area is the Dead Sea – you literally float in it because of the high salt content. If we were to wear large wooden shoes, we could walk on water in the Dead Sea too. Obviously the ‘miraculous healings’ were staged also. Anyone who has watched a televangelist has already seen this in action.

Although we hear about the early Christians being persecuted, it was actually the followers of Judas Khrestus being hunted down and killed. Unfortunately though, all this did was to spread their cult. The Roman emperor Nero charged the Khrestians with terrorism and arson, blaming them for the Great Fire of Rome in 64 AD.

Judas Khrestus and his disciples were apparently also homosexuals and pedophiles – the Gospel of John hints at this, describing how the ‘disciple Jesus loved’ was ‘reclining on his bosom’, and stating that the disciples went fishing together naked. The Gospel of Mark is missing the Lazarus story; in the apocryphal work ‘the Secret Gospel of Mark’, regarding Lazarus it states:

But the youth, looking upon him, loved him and began to beseech him that he might be with him… in the evening the youth comes to him, wearing a linen cloth over his naked body. And he remained with him that night, for Jesus taught him the mystery of the Kingdom of God.”

According to the Fourth Century poet Pacatus Drepanius, the Romans’ charges against Judas Khrestus included ‘hatred of humanity’. Apparently he and his followers were cannibals. This is where the Christian tradition of Communion comes from. The Catholic Church still teaches that the bread and wine literally become the flesh and blood of Christ. This is the definition of cannibalism, isn’t it? This is also confirmed by Second Century Christian apologists. For example:

Justin Martyr stated:

…they met in secret to eat human flesh and once the lamps had been upset, to participate in promiscuous incestuous intercourse.”

Minucius Felix stated:

a condemned criminal is the object of their veneration. Finally there is infant murder, cannibalism, and the banquet of incestuous intercourse.”

Apparently the early church’s ‘Agape Love Feasts’ were actually drunken cannibalistic orgies. This is what St. Paul was condemning in 1 Corinthians 11:21. Many early church fathers also condemned these feasts, including St. Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, and Ambrose, Bishop of Milan.

There is evidence in the apocrypha that Judas was not actually killed, which led to the resurrection story. There is a strong possibility that a substitute was crucified, as was the Roman custom for wealthy or noble citizens sentenced to death. After the substitution for Barabbas was rejected, as recorded in the Gospels, it states that Simon of Cyrene was made to carry Jesus’ cross. Simon was possibly also the one questioned, beaten, and crucified. That may be why, when questioned, he kept silent. Those who knew wanted no part of it – even Pilate stated ‘this man is innocent’. He would never have made that statement regarding a known insurrectionist. Also it is likely the vinegar which ‘Jesus’ was offered to drink was drugged to render him unconscious, simulating death. The gospels state the officials were amazed that he died so quickly. They state the body was then secretly given to a rich follower of Jesus, Joseph of Arimathea. This would make sense if the one who was crucified was still alive.

By the fourth century, there were hundreds of Christian sects, all claiming the supremacy of their particular Messianic Claimant. Although most early Christians followed Judas Khrestus, multiple versions of his story had developed – some claimed he was a prophet, some claimed he was a god incarnate. Some people followed Yeshu’a. Constantine’s solution was to compile all of these stories into one integrated version that everyone could agree on. The various sects’ original texts, written in Hebrew, Aramaic, or Greek, were then destroyed(or so they say), and the new version was written in Greek, becoming the New Testament we know today. However they did a poor editing job, as hundreds of contradictions and inconsistencies remain in the modern Canon.

3) Yeshu’a, ‘the real Jesus’

Many traditions teach that there was actually a ‘real Jesus’, who was a humble and wise spiritual teacher. The real Jesus didn’t have to work, and was tutored in the traditions of the Essenes. This is how he amazed the temple scholars at age 12. There is nothing mentioned of his life between the ages of 12 and 30 in the Gospels. During that time he traveled the world including Egypt, India, and Britain learning esoteric and spiritual secrets. In fact most of Jesus’ teachings and parables, and also his life story, were taken directly from Buddhism.

The word and concept of ‘Christ’ is very old, and is found in many ancient religions. Examples are the Hindu god Krishna or the ancient Egyptian name for Horus, the God of Light, which is spelled Krst or Krist. St Epiphanius believed that the Krist was the spiritual self in each and every person. Gnostic doctrine says that Kristo is the personal and immortal Spirit of man.

Conclusion

The most important point I want to make here is to answer the following question: If so much evil has been done in the name of religion, why do so many people cling to Jesus and Christianity? I believe I’ve found the answer.

Thousands of people have had near-death experiences in which they ‘met Jesus’. It would follow then that many people experience ‘Jesus’ between every incarnation. This would explain why many peoples’ faith is unshakable despite the evidence contradicting their religious beliefs. In other words, the idea of Jesus has been instilled into peoples’ very souls.

The Book of John, chapter 1, states: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God (the original Greek actually says “the Word was like God”); “Through Him all things were made”; and “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us.”

This passage seems to suggest that the consciousness of Jeshu’a was actually an aspect of the human archetype itself – the idealized human form, the pattern that our consciousness was created from. If true, it seems the Jewish elites left just enough of Jeshu’a’s message intact to ensnare people into their religions. In Carlos Castaneda’s ‘Don Juan’ teachings, which supposedly descend from the ancient Toltecs, it is also believed that Jesus is the Human Archetype. An interesting study in near-death experiences would be to find out whether Muslims see Mohammad; Buddhists see Buddha; etc. In my research so far, however, it is always Westerners seeing Jesus.

Whether or not there is any truth in the idea of a ‘human archetype’, the fact remains that many near-death experiencers claim to have ‘met Jesus’. Is this a mass delusion? Do we live in a Matrix reality in which such experiences can simply be written in? Or do people experience this just because they expect to?

Whatever the truth turns out to be, hopefully this article has shed some light on this divisive issue. It is hoped that those who feel a loyalty for Jesus will at least learn to separate these feelings from the Christian religion. Once this happens, there will be far more unity within the Truth and White Nationalist movements.

All Christians are Cucks #7

http://www.renegadetribune.com/christians-cucks-7/

 

No direct text on this one from me. Hooray! Don’t worry, you’ll have more than enough material to digest in these images here. A very short introduction. The point is to show you that Jesus was Jewish through and through – talking like a Jew, quoting the Old Testament and Jewish Law. We also go through various other aspects of Christianity and its connection to other Jewish scriptures. The Jewish Law includes : 613 Mitzvot Commandments from the Torah, Laws instituted by Rabbis – for example Talmud, and Jewish Customs. In case of the “Asiatics attacking Egypt”, it is clearly stated that those were Jews :  The Hyksos are the Asiatics that invaded/migrated through Sinai and settled in the Delta. The Hyksos controlled all the Nile Delta and Northern Egypt – therefore our “CI” boys who wish to identify as “Israelites” who escaped Egypt would have to be Asiatic, not European. Finally, Christianity today is the same shit as Feminism – a Jewish project that was not stopped early enough and has grown into a destructive problem. Enjoy the images. It took quite some time to collect all the data and format them properly.

Hail!










Group finds mass grave at former Catholic orphanage in Ireland

A mass grave containing the remains of babies and young children has been discovered at a former Catholic orphanage in Ireland, government-appointed investigators announced Friday in a finding that offered the first conclusive proof following a historian’s efforts to trace the fates of nearly 800 children who perished there.

The judge-led Mother and Baby Homes Commission said excavations since November at the site of the former Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home in Tuam, County Galway, had found an underground structure divided into 20 chambers containing “significant quantities of human remains.”

The commission said DNA analysis of selected remains confirmed the ages of the dead ranged from 35 weeks to 3 years old and were buried chiefly in the 1950s, when the overcrowded facility was one of more than a dozen in Ireland offering shelter to orphans, unwed mothers and their children. The Tuam home closed in 1961.

Friday’s findings provided the first proof after decades of suspicions that the vast majority of children who died at the home had been interred on the site in unmarked graves. That was a common, but ill-documented practice at such Catholic-run facilities amid high child mortality rates in early 20th century Ireland.

The government in 2014 formed the investigation after a local Tuam historian, Catherine Corless, tracked down death certificates for nearly 800 children who had died as residents of the facility — but could find a burial record for only one child.

“Everything pointed to this area being a mass grave,” said Corless, who recalled how local boys playing in the field had reported seeing a pile of bones in a hidden underground chamber there in the mid-1970s.

The government’s commissioner for children, Katherine Zappone, said Friday’s findings were “sad and disturbing.” She pledged that the children’s descendants would be consulted on providing proper burials and other memorials.

“We will honor their memory and make sure that we take the right actions now to treat their remains appropriately,” Zappone said.

The report found that the dead children may have been placed in underground chambers originally used to hold sewage. Corless said she found records stating that the sewage systems were used until 1937, when the home was connected to a modern water supply.

A decommissioned septic tank had been “filled with rubble and debris and then covered with top soil” and did not appear to contain remains, the report said. But excavators found children’s remains inside a neighboring connected structure that may have been used to contain sewage or waste water.

The commission’s finding that most of the remains date to the 1950s corroborates Corless’ collection of death certificates. It also dispels a popular argument that bones seen at the site might predate the orphanage’s opening, when the building was a workhouse for the adult poor, or even be from people who died in the mid-19th century Great Famine.

Labour Party lawmaker Joan Burton said the Tuam orphanage’s dead may have been interred “without normal funeral rights, and maybe even without their wider families having been made aware.” She called on the Catholic Church to provide more assistance to investigators.

The investigators, who are examining the treatment of children at a long-closed network of 14 Mother and Baby Homes, said they still were trying to identify “who was responsible for the disposal of human remains in this way.”

The Bon Secours Sisters order of nuns, which ran the home until its closure, said in a statement that all its records, including of potential burials, had been handed to state authorities in 1961. It pledged to cooperate with the continuing investigation.

Corless criticized the Bon Secours response as “the usual maddening nonsense. They must apologize and take responsibility for what happened there.”

She called on the nuns to promise explicitly to help the state organize proper marked burial places for every dead child once each set of remains could be identified.

“That’s the least that can be done for them at this late stage,” she said.

THE HARROWING STORY OF LIFE INSIDE ALABAMA’S MOST SADISTIC CHRISTIAN BOOTCAMP

It was October 2011, and Captain Charles Kennedy, a veteran policeman, was in the main office at the Restoration Youth Academy (RYA), a Christian home for troubled teens in Prichard, Alabama, when he caught a glimpse of something shocking on a close-circuit monitor: a naked boy crouching in a 6-by-8-foot isolation room as a light bulb burned overhead.

Kennedy had been waiting for William Knott, the program’s manager, to return with some paperwork, and when he walked back into the office, Kennedy asked about the boy, whose name he later learned was Robert. He wanted to know what the boy had done to deserve such treatment. Knott, a squat, powerfully built ex-sailor, calmly explained his rationale: “He’s got an attitude. He’s only been there for a day, and he’ll be there for another day or two.”

“Can’t you give him some clothes?” Kennedy asked.

But Knott offered only a vague answer.

Kennedy had been investigating RYA for little more than a week, spurred by a few complaints by parents of kids in the program. RYA’s executives had promised parents “hope for their teenagers’ future, when hope doesn’t seem possible,” as its website declared. And many were grateful for that. “I was scared I would find my son hanging from a rope or dead from a needle,” says Leslie Crawford, from South Portland, Maine, who paid $1,500 a month to send her truant, drug-­using son to RYA.

03_10_Alabama_03The Saving Youth Foundation, like the Restoration Youth Academy before it, portrayed the organization as deeply religious and a final hope for parents with troubled teens, but victims of the center say it was mostly sadistic torture and caused many to suffer from PTSD.NEWSWEEK ILLUSTRATION

But what Kennedy had found behind the school’s forbidding metal gates disturbed him. He’d come after hearing from two mothers who were alarmed that their kids had been facing severe punishment. Knott had provided a tour of an empty classroom inside interconnected mobile homes and an adjoining cafeteria filled with quiet, unsmiling children. Afterward, he had allowed Kennedy to speak alone with one of the boys whose mother had called him.

That’s when he learned firsthand about the teenagers’ accusations of abuse. As he investigated, he found that many of the school’s “cadets” were afraid to talk. But those who did left Kennedy with the impression that he had stumbled across something terrible. The boys, for instance, told him they were often grabbed out their beds in the middle of the night and forced to fight one another until one was beaten to a pulp. All of them were subjected to a brutal, daily regimen of exercises, sometimes stark naked—pushups, jumping jacks and running in place. Drill instructors, including Knott, frequently punched them, choked them and body-slammed them as they worked out. On his first day in the program, one boy claimed, Knott crouched down next to him, and, after yanking his head up by his hair, started pounding his skull against the floor while shouting, “You will exercise until I get tired!” Another told Kennedy he had been held upside down in shackles and hit with a belt, an allegation later supported by an eyewitness letter by another teen. (Newsweek has either provided anonymity to the minors in the program or changed their names to protect their privacy.)

Kennedy wanted to protect the cadets from abuse, but he also knew he lacked the hard evidence needed to make an arrest. So for the next week or so, he periodically returned to RYA, which is how he found himself with Knott, asking about the naked boy named Robert in the isolation room.

The officer was concerned. The United Nations considers the use of solitary confinement as punishment to be torture. But the police officer knew what he’d just seen wasn’t illegal in Alabama if it took place over a relatively short time span. He also knew these institutions bar the young people they control from unmonitored communication with family and outsiders—and most states, including Alabama, don’t even protect workers who report child abuse from being fired. The result: Abuse isn’t reported until long after it was committed, which makes prosecutions nearly impossible.

As Kennedy continued checking on Robert, the boy eventually told him about his stay in isolation. Knott and the school’s founder, John David Young Jr., the pastor of Solid Rock Ministries in Mobile, were frustrated by Robert’s “poor” attitude and persistent depressionwhile in solitary confinement; and they were determined to change his behavior. So after days in solitary confinement, they dragged him from the isolation room to Knott’s bedroom, where Knott handed the boy a .380 automatic pistol. “If you’re so determined to kill yourself,” Knott said, “you should put the gun next to your head and pull the trigger.”

“I pulled it, and it went click,” Robert told the officer.

Kennedy was appalled. He immediately confronted Knott and Young about this sadistic bit of theater, but they didn’t deny the boy’s accusation. In fact, Knott went to his nearby bedroom and returned with the gun and placed it Kennedy’s hand. “I was just teaching him a lesson,” he said.

“I knew then I was dealing with crazy people,” says Kennedy. “You don’t do that to a human being.”

But the insanity had only begun.

The boys’ barracks at the Saving Youth Foundation (SYF), which had boarded up windows and isolation cells. Like the Restoration Youth Academy before it, the SYF was billed as the last hope for teens with drug addiction and mental illness.MOBILE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE

Whippings, Beatings and Alleged Rapes

Today, in the United States, there is a multibillion-dollar industry for residential treatment—one that sells an illusory promise to desperate parents: Your children’s addictions and mental health problems can be cured with a relatively quick (and usually expensive) fix. Yet the potential danger of abuse and neglect is a real threat for many of the 200,000 to 400,000young people trapped in the nation’s poorly monitored secular and religious “group care” facilities, “troubled teen” residential schools and unlicensed treatment programs. Too often, critics say, these programs profit off the misery of emotionally troubled kids, substance abusers or just misbehaving youth, as well as their parents, who struggle to deal with kids they can’t control. “These are throwaway children,” says Jodi Hobbs, the president of the nonprofit group, Survivors of Institutional Abuse. “They are looked at as dollar signs, not as individuals.”

One of the most common types of private programs for errant youths are the virtually unregulated religious schools, many of which push fundamentalist Christian beliefs and employ violently harsh discipline against enrollees. Inspired in part by the programs of a fiery Baptist radio preacher, the late Lester Roloff, purveyors of these programs have been exposed for whippings and beatings and accused of rape. Perhaps the largest alliance of such ultraconservative churches is the far-flung Independent Fundamental Baptist organization with thousands of churches nationwide and numerous boarding schools that cite the biblical importance of breaking the will of the child. “If you’re not bruising your child,” a pastor declared in a 2007 sermon captured by ABC News’s 20/20, “you’re not spanking your child enough.”

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The template for these schools is Roloff’s Rebekah Home for Girls in Corpus Christi, Texas, which he created in the 1960s and that became the centerpiece of a chain of religious reformatories. Roloff’s program involved vicious corporal punishment and locking kids in isolation rooms where his sermons were played endlessly. Over more than two decades, the controversial preacher was arrested a few times and his Rebekah school relocated to various states in part to sidestep any state laws mandating oversight, such as one in Texas requiring inspection of all child-care facilities. Yet Roloff faced few consequences, even though one lawsuit featured affidavits from 16 girls saying they were whipped with leather straps, severely paddled and handcuffed to pipes. “Better a pink bottom than a black soul,” Roloff famously declared at a 1973 court hearing.

03_10_Alabama_10Other boys were locked away in isolation rooms for days. Young’s school is one of many unregulated programs across the country that employ extreme fundamentalist teachings and harsh discipline.MOBILE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE

The stern spirit of Lester Roloff lives on in the resistance by church leaders—often abetted by local politicians—to any government oversight under the guise of separation of church and state. Nine states, including Florida, Alabama and Missouri, have wide-ranging “faith-based” exemptions protecting various church programs and schools from direct government oversight (while 26 states have no requirements for any private schools, religious or secular). Regulations in the U.S. are so loose that controversial organizations are rarely sanctioned despite allegations of rampant abuse. Some programs such as Teen Challenge, the world’s largest fundamentalist treatment chain for adults and youth, are often subsidized by taxpayer dollars—despite many public accusations of abuse and neglect. (Over the years, Teen Challenge has denied any wrongdoing or misconduct.)

As Kennedy says of the nation’s unmonitored religious programs: “They’re hiding behind a cross, but there’s for damn sure evil going on.”

‘I Was in Shock’

After he spoke to Robert, Kennedy knew he had to move quickly. So in early 2011, he returned to RYA for a final round of confidential on­site interviews. Arriving after dinner, Kennedy thought he’d be allowed to speak to the boys privately in Knott’s office. Instead, the RYA manager led him to the shower area where Knott told Kennedy he could interview the boys. To the officer’s surprise and discomfort, each boy entered and sat across from him completely naked to answer his questions, while Knott stood nearby to watch.

Kennedy was suspicious, but only later did he learn the full purpose of the stunt; as an RYA cadet, William Vargas, explained in a letter to the officer: “After Captain Kennedy left, Mr. Will [Knott] told everyone to write a paper saying that Captain Kennedy wanted to see us naked, and make Captain Kennedy look like a pedophile.”

Kennedy conducted his final interviews, then went to his chief, Jimmy Gardner, who gave him permission to present his findings to the Mobile County District Attorney, Ashley Rich and her chief investigator, Mike Morgan. But from the beginning, Kennedy sensed something was awry.

So when the chief gave Rich and Morgan a briefcase with documents from the case one day in the fall of 2011, Kennedy stopped him, and asked to make sure everything was inside. What he discovered left him even more jaded: Half of the documents were missing. Kennedy went down to his car, and retrieved copies of everything intended for Rich, then briefed her and Morgan on what was going on—the forced fighting, the isolation cells and shackles, the beatings of naked boys. After Kennedy made his presentation, he says Rich coolly responded: “Parents need to be more careful where they send their children.”

“I was in shock,” Kennedy says. Morgan, speaking for the district attorney’s office, doesn’t recall Rich making such a statement.

03_10_Alabama_08The teens enrolled in Young’s program said they were subject to numerous beatings and forced nudity, among other things. Yet it took years for the authorities to arrest the pastor and his associates.MOBILE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE

Rich sent Morgan to RYA to investigate; there, he insists, he conducted confidential interviews. But Kennedy says some of the boys told him Morgan mostly talked to them when Knott was around or were too petrified to speak honestly. Kennedy’s hunch was right; the district attorney took no further action.

The officer isn’t the only one who felt like Morgan and Rich should have done more. Karin Bazor, a former instructor for the RYA girls who quit in disgust in 2012, says she later went to Morgan with evidence about abuses at the facility, “He looked at me like I was crazy and said it’s impossible to prosecute someone [whose program is] under a church covering.” Morgan declined to answer questions about this accusation.

Giving up hope that local law enforcement would handle the problem, Kennedy next turned to local Child Protective Services and its director, Beth Nelson. In a meeting with her on November 21, 2011, he says he laid out all he knew—the documents backing up the allegations of abuse and a long, detailed list of witnesses to contact. Nelson, in turn, agreed to visit RYA. However, Kennedy says she gave the facility’s leaders two-days’ advance notice of her investigation. She found no signs of abuse, and two subsequent Department of Human Resources (DHR) investigations didn’t either.

BETTER A PINK BOTTOM THAN A BLACK SOUL.

Even so, after Nelson conferred with Alabama’s DHR Commissioner Nancy Bruckner and Morgan, they reached an initial decision to close down Restoration Youth Academy on November 28—apparently based on Kennedy’s concerns, even though they didn’t substantiate them. Yet the two changed their minds after talking to Young and Knott the next day; they didn’t want to face the cost, liability and logistical hassles of removing nearly 50 endangered kids, according to Kennedy. (Local and state DHR officials declined to comment on any aspect of their RYA investigation. I was unable to reach Nelson for comment.)

Kennedy was infuriated, and called Nelson to protest. To no avail. “There is more concern about chickens on a poultry farm in Alabama than for children!” he says.

03_10_Alabama_09Captain Charles Kennedy, a local police officer, spent years alerting public officials to what was going on at Young’s school, but says his pleas were dismissed.CAPTAIN KENNEDY

‘Their Parents Don’t Vote Here’

But Kennedy didn’t give up. He started writing detailed letters to Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange and other state officials outlining the rampant abuse at RYA. All the while, he was adding new victims to his list of people to contact.

Yet his efforts mostly led to more of the same. Early in 2012, Kennedy says the attorney general’s chief investigator, Tim Fuhrman, brushed him off after he’d done an on-­site investigation that didn’t confirm Kennedy’s claims. Fuhrman apparently didn’t try to contact many of RYA’s former cadets or their families who were willing to speak about the program’s horrors, a point confirmed by some of the victims. “Nobody ever called me or cared, except Captain Kennedy,” says one parent.

On February 3, 2012, Kennedy says he got a call from Fuhrman, who told him the attorney general had determined the case wasn’t worth pursuing. “These children are from out of state and their parents don’t vote here and I don’t want the churches mad at me,” Kennedy says Fuhrman told him in regards to Strange’s views.

In a letter, Strange denied making such a statement, speaking for himself and his office: “The quote attributed to me via Chief Investigator Fuhrman is not true. A potential victim’s residency has no impact on our investigation actions. The record of prosecution by this office clearly demonstrates a strong stance against the abuse of any child. The allegation that my office did a ‘superficial job’ is unsupported and unfounded.”

03_10_Alabama_07The bathroom in the boys’ barracks, where students would be kept for days or weeks at a time as punishment for infractions.MOBILE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE

Frustrated, Kennedy turned to the local newspaper, the Mobile Press-Register, as a confidential source. In March 2012, a story appeared about “questions” regarding RYA, but it focused, in the top section of the article, only on the lack of licensing for the program and its counselor, Aleshia Moffett. The article mentioned in a vague way the “rough treatment” cited by one of the victims. After that story appeared, the issue faded amid the drastic layoffs at the state’s major newspapers of two-thirds of their editorial staff.

For the next two years, even after he retired from the force, Kennedy continued writing letters, trying to get Alabama authorities to stop the abuse. But state officials continued to ignore his pleas.

‘They All Knew’

In March 2015, Kennedy was about a year into his retirement and working on developing a disability rights lawsuit against RYA, which Young shuttered and had since started a facility in Mobile under the name the Saving Youth Foundation in order to avoid a recent spate of negative attention.

He was rushing to keep an appointment with the lawyer, when he drove past the ramshackle boys’ home. Yellow crime scene tape and police cars surrounded the facility, and Kennedy’s heart sank. “I thought for sure someone had been murdered,” he says.

After his meeting, the former officer wheeled around and headed back to the facility, fearing the worst. When he pulled up next to the building, he saw the Mobile Police Department chief, James Barber, whose face looked deathly pale.

“What’s happened?” Kennedy asked. “Have they killed somebody?”

“No, but I can’t believe they haven’t,” Barber said.

A veteran of nearly three decades of police work, Barber began recounting the unimaginable scenes of horror inside—the isolation cells, the shackles, the frightened children—the same awful conditions Kennedy had been warning officials about for years.

IF YOU’RE SO DETERMINED TO KILL YOURSELF, YOU SHOULD PUT THE GUN NEXT TO YOUR HEAD AND PULL THE TRIGGER.

Barber’s department had learned of these horrors from a mother who lived out of state and had picked up her daughter from the facility’s girl’s program in Mobile. Horrified about what she saw there, she took photos of the isolation rooms on her cell, then called the police in Mobile. In March 2015, the detective on the case, Sergeant Joe Cotner, referred the complaint to the local DHR for a child abuse investigation, and the new team there—Nelson had retired—took the allegations seriously. A DHR-­led raid a few days later rescued 36 children.

As he stood outside, talking to Barber, Kennedy sensed a real opportunity to finally win some measure of justice for abused children. A few days later, the now-retired police captain began briefing Cotner on the case, handing him all the files he’d been keeping in the trunk of his car.

Finally, after four years of trying to stop Knott and Young, he had an ally in law enforcement.

03_10_Alabama_13Knott, Young and Moffett’s booking photos.MOBILE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE

‘Did You Hear About the Verdict?’

After the March raid, the Mobile police and DHR shut down the Saving Youth Foundation, and with Kennedy’s assistance, the police arrested Knott and Young along with Moffett, the counselor, on charges of felony child abuse several months later.

The trial began in January 2017, and Kennedy anxiously attended all four days of the proceedings. But as a potential witness, he couldn’t sit inside the courtroom and instead relied on a cousin, among others, to brief him on what was happening.

On the final day, when the jury left to begin deliberations, the fatigued crusader drove home for a break. It was 5 p.m., and he was sitting on his front porch, when he got an urgent call from Leslie Crawford, the mother in Maine who had also long fought for Alabama law-enforcement to crack down on RYA.

“Did you hear about the verdict?” she asked him excitedly.

It had only been two hours since the jury left, and Kennedy couldn’t believe what he was hearing. The jury, she explained, had convicted Knott, Young and Moffett on all counts of aggravated child abuse, the maximum charge. Kennedy was ecstatic. He asked her to repeat the verdict again to make sure he’d heard correctly. Not only had he been personally vindicated, but the people he’d been fighting against were finally going to prison.

As he put it in an email to friends and supporters: “All of the monsters were convicted!”

03_10_Alabama_12Despite the convictions of Young, Knott and Moffett, many of the teens who suffered at their schools continue to struggle with the trauma they experienced.MOBILE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE

‘The Blood of Children’

On February 22, Kennedy felt a similar sense of elation when a Mobile judge sentenced Knott, Young and Moffett each to 20 years in prison. But his feeling of triumph and vindication is tempered by the fact they got away with it for so long. “They all knew,” he says of the government agencies that ignored his pleas, “and they did nothing.”

It’s a pattern that continues to this day. Neither the long prison sentences nor the shuttering of the brutal facility have fundamentally changed oversight of such programs in Alabama—or anywhere in the country. Over the past 20 years, the Mobile effort against Knott, Young and Moffett remains one of a handful of arrests and prosecutions for physical abuse allegations at any youth treatment facility in the country. Other unmonitored religious and secular troubled teen facilities in Alabama and elsewhere continue to operate with impunity, generally protected by the indifference of local and state police, prosecutors and child protection agencies. “We’ve received thousands of police reports,” but relatively few have led to prosecutions, says Angela Smith, the founder and national coordinator of the Seattle-based Human Earth Animal Liberation advocacy group, better known as HEAL.

Now 73, Kennedy is trying to close other facilities. Most recently, he’s briefed the district attorney’s office in Baldwin County Alabama about troubling abuse allegations at a facility in rural Seminole called Blessed Hope Boys Academy, which is run by pastor Gary Wiggins. In September 2015, a gay teenager who had been imprisoned at RYA before the March raid was then shipped to Blessed Hope by his mother; in a police report, according to a detective familiar with the document who asked to remain anonymous because it’s a juvenile case , and in conversations with Kennedy, the teen charged that Wiggins had assaulted him, declaring beforehand, “I’m going to get the demon out of you and make you straight.” In December 2016, DHR officials and county police raided the place in response to escapees’ complaints of solitary confinement and hours-long exercise sessions, leading 22 students to be sent back home. Thus far, however, Kennedy’s pleas for prosecution have been ignored. “Once again, Alabama law enforcement has failed to protect children.” he says. (Wiggins said of the charges: “It’s lies, all lies,” before hanging up.)

Kennedy is equally outraged that former state Attorney General Luther Strange has been appointed a U.S. senator to replace Jeff Sessions, the new U.S. attorney general. “He [Strange] threw the children under the bus so he could grease the way for his political ambitions,” Kennedy says. “All these politicians have lined their pockets with the blood of children.”

Since the convictions, law enforcement and other public officials such as Morgan and Strange have begun trying to discredit Kennedy, using his final interview with the boys against him. While Kennedy says Knott forced the boys to take off their clothes—and the evidence from Vargas and others supports him—Knott told state and local investigators otherwise. Some officials such as Morgan and Strange now claim that’s in part why they failed to act—even though they’ve long been aware such charges are bogus, Kennedy says. “We had questions about the way Kennedy conducted his investigation,” Morgan told me, citing the naked interviews—something the former officer says is not true.

03_10_Alabama_11Kennedy says Luther Strange, the former state Attorney General, “threw children under the bus” for political gain. Strange denies the charge.MARIO TAMA/GETTY

Meanwhile, the horrific legacy of Knott’s program lives on, and many of the young people who went through the program remain severely damaged. Among them: Erin Rodriguez, now 18, once a pill-­popping runaway in suburban Atlanta before her father sent her to RYA and later to the Saving Youth Federation until she was freed in the 2015 raid. “They would whip me,” she says. “They stripped me to my underwear and bra and took out a belt and hit me until I bled.” Back home trying to rebuild her life, she still has nightmares about her experiences at the facilities.

Robert, the teen who was told to put a gun to his head, is still struggling, too. After being released into the custody of his grandparents in a small Texas town, he continued to unravel. He’s been arrested twice on drug charges. The latest incident occurred in the fall of 2016, when police found the traumatized, suicidal youth sitting by his mother’s grave with a gun and some illegal drugs. They arrested him, and despite pleas from Kennedy that he needed mental health treatment, they sent him to jail where he remains today, unable to afford bail.

The traumas these young people face is why Kennedy continues to fight against abuse.

“One of my greatest satisfactions is knowing that these children who suffered so much at their hands know that justice has been served in some way,” he says, but “you can’t return the youth that was stolen from them, you can’t restore the mental and physical damage that was done.”

Adapted from Mental Health, Inc.: How Corruption, Lax Oversight, and Failed Reforms Endanger Our Most Vulnerable Citizens, by Art Levine. Copyright © by Art Levine, 2017. Scheduled for publication in May 2017 by The Overlook Press, Peter Mayer Publishers, Inc., www.overlookpress.com. All rights reserved.

Read more: A retired police captain reveals how his 5-year investigation and letters from abused teens led to the conviction of three counselors in a “Christian” boot camp. The interview with Capt. Charles Kennedy was conducted by Angela Smith of HEAL and can be heard in its entirety here: www.heal-online.org/rya.htm.

ISIS ATTACKS ON SINAI CHRISTIANS POSE CHALLENGE TO SISI

 

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At the Mary Jirjis Church in Ismailia, Egypt, Mervat Jirjis described how her family recently fled their home in the northern Sinai town of El Arish after her husband received a threat to leave immediately or be slaughtered.

“The terrorists told him: ‘Your blood is permissible for us if you don’t leave.’ This caused me to leave immediately carrying only a bottle of water because they attack anyone carrying travel bags or furniture. We have heard a lot about cases of murder and I decided not to wait and see any of my relatives be under such circumstances,” she said in remarks published Tuesday in the Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper.

 

Jirjis is one of hundreds of Coptic Christians forced to flee their homes in El Arish due to Islamic State attacks.

They have become the region’s newest group of displaced persons.

Egypt’s Christians, forced to flee homes in north Sinai due to ISIS, receive aid at a church

A woman who gave only her first name, Lamia, told the paper that ISIS “drew swords on the walls and doors of our homes as a threat and we left everything behind us.”

She said her Muslim neighbors had offered to protect her family but she declined because she did not want to endanger them.

An estimated 80 families have taken shelter in Ismailia, 115 kilometers northeast of Cairo, where the Mary Jirjis Church provides them with food and psychological support for their children.

ISIS, which is waging an insurgency against the Egyptian government in Sinai, has turned to targeting Christian civilians after suffering setbacks in its confrontation with the army.

“It was quite a new out-ofthe- box practice of ISIS. They saw they can’t fight properly the security forces so they decided to make a U-turn and hurt the civilians, the Copts,” said Mira Tzoreff, an Egypt specialist at Tel Aviv University’s Dayan Center. “By doing that they undermine the Sisi regime, because from the first day Sisi has tried to rehabilitate relations between Muslims and Copts.”

Sisi’s efforts included visiting Coptic Pope Tawadros II early in his tenure and encouraging passage of a law making it easier for the Coptic community to restore churches.

But with the attacks, “suddenly it seems Egypt is not able to protect its Coptic citizens. This is quite a problem for Sisi,” Tzoreff said. Heightened problems for Sisi are cause for concern for Israeli policy-makers too, who view him as a crucial regional partner.

ISIS terrorists shot and killed seven Christians in separate attacks in El Arish during February, according to Al Jazeera.

In one case, they killed a Christian plumber at home in front of his family. In another, a man was reportedly killed in front of his pregnant wife.

On February 19, ISIS released a video threatening attacks on Christians as a follow-up to its December bombing of St. Mark’s Cathedral in Cairo, which killed 28 people. The video described Christians as “infidels” and enemies of Islam.

Al-Masry Al-Youm described how Muhammad Abdul- Karim, a psychologist who came to the church to help children, joked with them to put them at ease and promised there would be a magician, balloons, contests and gifts.

“The children don’t know why they were forced to leave their homes [but they know] there is something wrong and they don’t feel safe,” he said.

“The aim of these sessions is to provide them with serenity and psychological stability.”

Father Arsinius Ayad, who is in charge of the church, said: “We received children who were traumatized and we have to absorb them and give them the message they are in their country so they don’t feel alienated. They were exhausted and they feel pressured after what they’ve seen and this has been alleviated after officials and concerned people visited them.”

Nadira Samaan, who is volunteering as a cook, added: “I was crying as I offered food to them, especially the kids. They are so hungry that they race to get the food.”

Opposition groups in Egypt are criticizing the government’s handling of the crisis and are saying it should be more active in helping those who fled, facilitating the exit of those who are still in El Arish and want to leave, and safeguarding those who must stay in Sinai. Sisi has ordered the Egyptian Ministry of Education to transfer displaced students to schools where they have taken refuge so they can resume their studies.

Tzoreff says it is important for the regime to ensure that the displaced get housing in Ismailia, Cairo or Alexandria, and are able to get into some kind of routine there, since it is impossible to predict whether their displacement will last months or even years.

“The authorities need to do their utmost efforts to find them alternatives as soon as possible,” she said.

“Otherwise the Copts will turn into an opposition group and Sisi doesn’t need that.”