Posted by Jeffrey K Radt ("JRed") | Posted in America In Prophecy , Four Horsemen , How Close Are We? , Political Signs , Seven Seals , Spiritual Deception , Swine Flu , Truth From The Fringe | Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2009
Two essential quotes to begin this column.
As Rahm Emanuel once said back in November 2008, "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before."
File that one away for later. Now, on to the more important quote.
2 Timothy 1:7 - - "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."
Sage advice even for the secular world. I ask that you apply this truth as we proceed in what I hope will be a stand alone piece on this subject, at least for now, for those who are looking for answers during a time of growing mass hysteria. Yes, it is a lengthy piece, but necessary given the importance.
Fear is a tool that is used to control us. It takes the power out of our hands and puts it in the hands of dark forces that are bent on our annihilation. Worse, it disables our unique ability to assess, and reason, and reach a logical conclusion about certain things.
For first time visitors to this site as well as those of you who still reject the validity of end times Bible prophecy let alone anything Christian (or religious for that matter), please allow me to set the stage for us before we continue so you know where I'm coming from.
I can assure you that there will be enough non-Biblical evidence presented to still support my case. So, I hope you will indulge me and read what I have to say straight through to the end.
Here's what the Holy Bible tells us is coming in our near future:
> A one-world political system (which includes a one-world government, economy, military, and religion) led by the Antichrist (Satan in the flesh).
> Such a regime will make Hitler's Nazi Germany look like mere child's play! Yes, at first it will be all puppy dogs and ice cream because the world will just adore their dear leader (some might even be "enchanted" by him), but after 3.5 years of his glorious reign he will reveal himself to the world as Satan's incarnate, and he will unleash Hell on Earth, which will lead to a final battle (the Battle of Armageddon) against Jesus Christ and his Saints.
> One final note about the Antichrist's rise to power. The only way it can be accomplished is by creating a worldwide crisis (or series of unimaginable events) so frightening that the people will cry out for a saviour - - for anyone - - to offer a solution to save them and end the death, fear, and suffering. So, even if that man's "solution" means the elimination of personal freedoms and rights (oppression of the individual) they will still clamor for it because it will make them comfortable and safe again (at least that's what a majority of the population will think).
Please keep all of this in mind as we proceed with today's piece. Now, I will ask you a simple question. Do you really think that all of the things we're seeing in our world today - - immorality, wars, economic crisis, health crisis, calls for a "New World Order" - - are happening by pure chance even though we were told they would happen (they were written about in such great detail thousands of years ago) like this?
I mean, despite over 2,000 years since the Holy Bible's last days prophecies were written we have NEVER seen such a worldwide push for a "New World Order" (a euphemism for the prophesied one-world government) and "global everything" as we are seeing today. Never. Just let that sink in for a moment. That means that even after all the wars this world has seen, when the guns were put down and the fighting had stopped, even then, the world didn't try to establish a "New World Order" or "global everything" despite the fact that it would've been the logical time to do so.
Why do you think that is? The answer is simple. It wasn't the right time because it wasn't in God's perfect timing. Other things had to happen first in order for these prophecies to begin to see their fulfillment. Simply put, it wasn't the "end times" yet. However, it's certainly the "end times" today, and we're on the cusp of all Hell breaking loose here on Earth.
I can write that with confidence because the mathematical odds of all of these things happening at once (in EXACTLY the way God said they would) is like filling up the universe with sand and asking you to pick out one grain in particular on you first and only attempt - - it's truly astronomical!
Hopefully, by now I've done a somewhat decent job of setting the stage for you, and I pray that the Holy Spirit is shouting to your heart and mind that now that the stage is set, the curtain is about to rise on the act known as Daniel's 70th Week, The Time of Jacob's Trouble, and the Tribulation/Great Tribulation.
FINDING THE FACTS ABOUT THIS FLU
I first wrote about many of the disturbing "inconsistencies" surrounding this burgeoning so-called "worldwide health crisis" HERE and HERE. That's a good place to start.
Friends, there's A LOT OF CONFUSION OUT THERE about this growing "Swine Flu" (a.k.a. "Swindled Flu"; "swindle" = to put forward plausible schemes or use unscrupulous trickery to defraud others; cheat) health crisis.
At this point, most people seem to fall into one of two camps. Either you think the threat is real and it's much worse than is being reported (an attempt to control the flow of information so that people don't panic), or you do not think the threat is as bad as the media's making it sound and that it's being over-hyped (for purposes yet unknown).
Either way, both camps share a common belief that they are being DECEIVED one way or another. This is what we all should be focusing on right now. Not surprising, since the Bible also said the last days would be saturated with never-before-seen amounts of spiritual deception that would permeate all facets of life.
The greater points to ponder include asking ourselves some very important questions. Why do we all think we are being deceived one way or another? Why do we think this to be the case? What is the purpose for any form of deception regarding this or any other issue? Why are we ok with it?
Are you familiar with what is known as a "Dialectic" and its role in politics and the public arena? Take at look at the picture below:
If you look at the picture above, you’ll see the Three Stages of a Dialectic:
1. Thesis (Problem/Action)
2. Antithesis (Solution/Reaction)
3. Synthesis (Result/Desired End Game)
In the real-world, the application of the Dialectic is the deliberate manipulation of events in order to create and/or steer them to a desired end by the powers-that-be. In other words, it's the PERFECT TOOL for Satan to wield here on Earth to set-up his Antichrist and one-world government.
We've already seen many examples of the Dialectic in action, but let me refer to what some claim is the most recent and sinister. For example, to those in the "Truth Movement" who believe that 9/11 was an "inside job," they would put forth the argument that that particular tragedy was orchestrated so that we could not only send our military to the Middle East for many reasons, but so that strict new government powers could be created and imposed upon society here at home on U.S. soil in the name of "homeland security" and such. Surely, if this were true, it wouldn't take a Rocket Scientist to see that Satan would've moved one step closer to his ultimate plan for mankind through that entire sequence of events. Food for thought.
Are we seeing the application of the Dialectic today regarding this entire "Swine Flu" (a.k.a. "Swindled Flu") business? If so, the Thesis would have been the sudden outbreak of the so-called "Swine Flu" (a.k.a. "Swindled Flu"). The logical questions stemming from such and outbreak are expected (is it a bio-engineered weapon that is being used by terrorists? if so, who are these terrorists?). The second leg of the Dialectic, which is the Response, or Antithesis, remains to be seen. That's what I’m waiting to see in action. As you'll see in a moment, I believe we are starting to see what the Antithesis might actually entail. If I'm right, then the last stage of the Dialectic, the Synthesis, is what the manipulation is all about, and boy would it be some manipulation to accomplish their end game!
I'm sure those of you who have made it this far who are still skeptics are wondering why us Christians always make the leap to some vast conspiracy theory. Well, that's because the ENTIRE HISTORY OF MANKIND, as found in the sacred pages of the Holy Bible, is one story about the greatest conspiracy ever in existence! Satan is the mastermind of this conspiracy, and we're told what to expect about what he will do to try and make his conspiracy successful in this world.
So, knowing that, and knowing what needs to happen on this planet in order for the Antichrist to rise to power at the helm of a New World Order (the prophesied one-world goverment), it's not such a "leap" after all (much less a "conspiracy") to believe that there are dark forces in this world (some factions of the powers-that-be) who are loyal to Satan, and who will stop at nothing to see him have his day.
This is why it is absolutely critical that we keep a watchful eye on what else is going on around us, since this may be nothing more than a distraction. The New World Order is marching forward, and those who promulgate it will stop at nothing to see its creation no matter the cost, and they prefer to get it done with the blood and bodies of you and me.
How can I sit here and claim that we're being "deceived" one way or another by those who we look to to protect us and tell us the truth? Before providing you with more real-world evidence (of the non-religious kind for you hardened skeptics) I need to stop and ask you to address another flawed perspective many secularists reading this hold fast to.
Throughout our lives we've all seen examples of corruption, deception, distortion, and lies from those in power that we are supposed to trust with our best interests. In fact, some of us may have been victims of such abuses of power. So, why is it then that many people in this world are distrustful of certain parts of their government and their media, and yet, whenever someone like me asks them to consider the fact that both are being deceptive in this particular chain of events, they look at me as if I'm the one who's crazy, stating that such a scenario could only happen when pigs fly (pun intended)? How ridiculous is that!?!
It's frustrating for me because there is an abundance of evidence out there that would prove the legitimacy of these claims, but most people don't seem to care. They will say something about not having enough time, or how they have too many other things to worry about in their lives at the moment.
Friends, there's a real battle being waged for your soul at this very moment whether you want to believe that or not. What's more important than informing yourself about what's really going on? What's more important than seeing the "big picture" in life? What's more important than making a decision that will determine where you will spend eternity when you die? Is it watching "American Idol" or your other favorite TV shows? Your career? Car payments? Mortgage?
Why is it that unless people see it on their TV news, or read about it in their newspaper, or hear it on their radio, THEY WON'T BELIEVE A SINGLE WORD about what myself and others are trying to tell them? What am I trying to tell them exactly? More on that in a moment. Again, it can't be overstated, but just because CNN and Fox News isn't doing their job properly by reporting the truth in the mainstream news, doesn't mean it's not true.
Here's a little preview of where I'm going with this. You want hard evidence to prove my point? You want nothing but real-world, non-religious facts? Watch this:
"Swine Flu Was Cultured In A Laboratory", Dr. John Carlo, Dallas Co. Medical Director
Is "Swine Flu" Man-Made?
Congressman Paul On The Recent Swine Flu Scare
As you can see, there are two main camps (belief that it's a a real threat/belief that it's not a real threat) that share a common thread - - deception. If we can prove to ourselves that the powers-that-be are deceiving us, then it really doesn't matter what side of the aisle we stand on when it comes to this Flu issue. All that matters is that the deception is almost certainly going to be used to foster some kind of desired end result. What is the desired end result? That's what we need to be asking ourselve.
Let's quickly recap:
> This particular Flu strain is NOT a naturally occurring one
> Worldwide health experts have NEVER seen this strain before
> They've NEVER seen it because it contains 3 separate strains (Bird, Pig, Human) in one
> This, SAY THESE SAME EXPERTS, means the strain was CREATED in a lab
> It's called the "Swine Flu" even though NO INFECTED PIGS HAVE BEEN FOUND
> It's only been Human-to-Human transmission
> It's having the greatest effect on otherwise "HEALTHY" young adults ages 25-44
> A SIGNIFICANT DISCREPANCY in reports of actual deaths from this Flu
> We're being DECEIVED no matter which perspective you hold; But why?
I urge you to take a step back, go to the Lord in prayer, and then proceed to unravel what we're being told is a "mystery" for yourself because the truth is actually quite simple really. If you're not a praying person at the moment (you will be) please continue reading and just use the brain that God gave you to make your own conclusions based on the evidence I will continue to present.
The best advice I can give anyone is to THINK FOR YOURSELF and to not accept what we're being told at face value. That means that you need to LOOK, LISTEN, READ, AND ANALYZE all the information for yourself.
Again, use the brain that God gave you! Don't be "sheeple" any longer!
HOW MANY MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS NEED TO SOUND OFF BEFORE WE LISTEN?
Look, I hate to always come off as sounding "confrontational" and "conspiratorial," but why should I be the one who feels guilty when all I'm trying to do is help people (many of them loved ones) open their eyes to the truth before it's too late? It's not my fault that the mainstream media won't do their job properly, and that they all parrot the same talking points. Now, why do you think that is?
Folks, we're ramping up to something big here. What's coming connects seamlessly with what Bible prophecy tells us is in our future. It's not surprising since we've been expecting it and reporting on it for months now. What could be in our immediate future?
Martial Law: Plausible Scenario Or Paranoid Delusion?
FEMA Camps And Prophecy
Bird Flu (H5N1) And Prophecy
If was never a matter of "if," but a matter of "when" these plans would be put into action as a means of moving the world toward a New World Order (one-world government). To the powers-that-be it's all a necessary evil. What they fail to realize is that they serve a god who is much different from the One we serve. The good news for us is that our Lord is the One that's more powerful.
Plus, all of you regulars should be much more informed than the average citizen. Even so, this is not the time to rest! We need to put on our spiritual armor and pray for the blood of Jesus Christ to protect us, and for the Holy Spirit to lead us to discernment and wisdom when spiritual deception is everywhere. It's our only line of defense! Then, we need to try and open the eyes of others to the truth, show them the reality that they (that we all) are facing, and present the Gospel with a fervor and fire as never before! Soon it will be too late for them and for us to do so.
We've just seen one medical expert from Texas telling us what others worldwide have confirmed: Calling it simply the "Swine Flu" is a misnomer and a blatant form of deception! There are 3 distinct viruses mixed into one single strain. What people aren't being told by the mainstream media is that this is an obvious creation by some sinister individuals and/or groups working in some lab. How many more medical experts need to go on record before the mainstream media will do some honest reporting, and before the majority of the world's population will come to recognize the harsh reality of the situation we're dealing with here?
You want more? Here's what another doctor in Texas - - Dr. Marcus Gitterle - - has to say about the current health crisis in a letter he recently wrote and signed his name to (the doctor is legit as THIS LINK and many others prove). It should go without saying that this is NOT PRESENTED AS MEDICAL ADVICE AND IS FOR DISCUSSION PURPOSES ONLY and that's it. Again, THIS IS NOT MEDICAL ADVICE. FOR THAT SEE YOUR DOCTOR! Got it?
Here's the letter:
After I returned from a public health meeting yesterday with community leaders and school officials in Comal County and Hays County, Heather suggested I send an update to some of my patients in the area, because what we are hearing privately from the CDC and Health Department is different from what you are hearing in the media. Some of you know some of this, but I will just list what facts I know.
- The virus is infectious for about 2 days prior to symptom onset
- Virus spreads more than 7 days after symptom onset (possibly as long as 9 days) (this is more unusual than ordinary flu)
- Since it is such a novel (new) virus, there is no "herd immunity," so the "attack rate" is very high. This is the percentage of people who come down with a virus if exposed. Almost everyone who is exposed to this virus will become infected, though not all will be symptomatic. That is much higher than seasonal flu, which averages 10-15%. The "clinical attack rate" estimation from CDC and WHO may be around 40-50%. This is the number of people who show symptoms. This is a huge number. It is hard to convey the seriousness of this to those outside of the medical fields.
- The virulence (deadliness) of this virus is as bad here as in Mexico, and there are folks on ventilators here in the US, right now. This has not been in the media, but a 23 month old in Houston is fighting for his life, and a pregnant woman just south of San Antonio is fighting for her life. In Mexico, these folks might have died already, but here in the US, folks are getting Tamiflu or Relenza quickly, and we have ready access to ventilators. What this means is that within a couple of weeks, regional hospitals will likely become overwhelmed.
- Some of the kids with positive cases in Comal County have had more than 70 contacts before diagnosis as a minimum figure.
- There are 10-25 times more actual cases (not "possible" cases -- ACTUAL), than what is being reported in the media. The way they fudge on reporting this is that it takes 3 days to get the confirmatory nod from the CDC on a given viral culture, but based on epidemiological grounds, we know that there are more than 10 cases for each "confirmed" case right now.
- During the night, we crossed the threshold for the definition of a WHO, Phase 6 global pandemic. This has not happened in any of our lifetimes so far. We are in uncharted territory.
- They are advising President Obama to declare an emergency sometime in the next 72-96 hours. This may not happen, but if it doesn't, I will be surprised. When this happens, all public gathering will be cancelled for 10 days minimum.
- I suggest all of us avoid public gatherings. Outdoor activities are not as likely to lead to infection. It is contained areas and close contact that are the biggest risk.
- I suggest all of us avoid public gatherings. Outdoor activities are not as likely to lead to infection. It is contained areas and close contact that are the biggest risk.
- Tamiflu is running out. There is a national stockpile, but it will have to be carefully managed for law enforcement and first responders as it is not enough to treat the likely number of infections when this is full-blown. I don't think there is a big supply of Relenza, but I do not know those numbers. If I had to choose, I would take Relenza, as I think it gets more drug to the affected tissue than Tamiflu.
- You should avoid going to the ER if you think you have been exposed or are symptomatic. ER's south of here are becoming overwhelmed today -- and I mean that -- already. It is coming in waves, but the waves are getting bigger.
- It appears that this flu produces a distinctive "hoarseness" in many victims. The symptoms, in general, match other flu's; namely, sore throat, body aches, headache, cough, and fever. What is not too common in regular flu cycles is vomiting and diarrhea which seems to be associated with this, further dehydrating victims. Some have all these symptoms, while others may have only one or two.
- N-Acetyl-Cysteine -- a nutritional supplement available at the health food store or Wimberley Pharmacy, has been shown to prevent or lessen the severity of influenza. I suggest 1200mg, twice a day for adults, and 600mg twice a day in kids over 12. It would be hard to get kids under 12 to take it, but you could try opening the capsules and putting it on yogurt. For 40 pounds and up, 300-600 mg twice a day, for less than 40 pounds, half that.
- Oscillococinum, a homeopathic remedy, has been vindicated as quite effective in a large clinical trial in Europe, with an H1N1 variant. You can buy this at Hill Country Natural Foods, or the Wimberley Pharmacy.
If any of my patients become ill, or suspect infection, call the office, do not come without calling and DO NOT go to the ER. If one member in a family is identified all would be given the Tamiflu or Relenza (that is normal course of action) if there is enough distributed to fill prescriptions. Public health stated that one family member identified or suspected to have contracted the flu it will require the whole family to be ‘quarantined’ in their own home until enough time has passed for the remaining household to have contracted it or be considered infection free ( 7 to 10 days per person). As another suggestion, if any member of the family is on routine medication- fill those prescriptions now. Have plenty fluids, Motrin, soups, etc available and make contingency plans in case your family is affected.
Dr. Marcus Gitterle
New Braunfels, TX
This letter was sent out yesterday by this doctor from New Braunfels, TX to his patients. I found it interesting because the good doctor confirms what some of us already know, but the general public does not. Mainly that what he is hearing privately from the CDC and Health Department is VERY DIFFERENT from what you are hearing in the media. Shocker.
There are quite a few "bread crumbs" from the past few weeks that would suggest that this was a planned event all along. I mean, to simply ignore some of the FACTS that actually were reported by the mainstream international press is intellectually dishonest, and a pure denial of the truth.
I hate to say it, but given what we know about the elite's plans to establish a New World Order, coupled with what we know from the Bible about the Antichrist's rise to power at the helm of a one-world government system, why is it so hard for us to accept and believe that there are real factions of our government that follow a dark lord instead of the one true Lord? If we truly believe we are living in the prophesied end times, then surely a scenario that implicates a select few of our own government and military officials shouldn't be so hard for us to consider.
Why aren't people picking up on any of this? Why are they blindly trusting the talking heads on their TV screens? Is a majority of the population that deep in a trance that they cannot think for themselves and analyze the facts, preferring instead to let their "trusted" TV reporters do it for them? Apparently so.
As we've already seen, the Swine Influenza A/H1N1 viruses characterized in this outbreak HAVE NOT BEEN PREVIOUSLY DETECTED in pigs or humans. The viruses so far characterized have been sensitive to oseltamivir, but resistant to both amantadine and rimantadine.
In layman's terms, that simply means that it is RESISTANT to laboratory diagnosis and clinical management. Furthermore, the "vaccines" that they have stockpiled as well as the 12 million or so that are being strategically positioned around the country WILL NOT CURE OR PREVENT THIS DISEASE from what all the world's medical experts are telling us.
Take a look at this:
Vaccines Don't Work At All?
So, again, why are people still acting like that will save us? The ONLY THING THAT WILL SAVE US is faith in Jesus Christ and his sacrifice and shed blood on our behalf on the cross at Calvary. The only thing. It's sad, because even when the media gives us a cold, hard fact (a rarity these days for them to present the news without bias or spin) we ignore it and fail to accept it at face value!
How is all of this possible? What are we looking at here? To me, personally, the ONLY POSSIBLE CONCLUSION we can make at this point is that this is a weaponized strain and a definite form of biological warfare.
I have an idea. From now on, instead of calling it the "Swine Flu," I think it's more appropriate to label it (as many astute Prison Planet readers commented) the "Abomination Flu," the "Banker's Flu," the "Bio-Terror Flu," the "Conspiracy Flu," the "False Flag Flu," the "First 100 Days Flu," the "Obama Virus," the "Totalitarian Reaction To The Tea Party Flu," or the "Sheeple Flu." I've been using the "Swindled Flu" lately, but perhaps I'll just stick with the "Pre-Tribulation Flu" instead.
Now, if you really want to blow your mind, I ask you to recall the first Swine Flu panic from back in the 1970s that originated here in the United States. Yes, that's right, it's happened before.
Would it surprise you to also learn that a woman by the name of Eleanora I. McBean, Ph.D., N.D. wrote a book in 1976 titled "Swine Flu Expose" that even quoted Texas Congressman and Doctor Ron Paul as saying (in response to the Swine Flu Vaccination Program, which was a deadly failure), "a shocking misuse of funds…and an evil political maneuver" or no? Dr. Paul continued by commenting that "blatant advertising efforts to panic the people into taking Swine Flu shots will fail." You can read the ENTIRE BOOK FOR FREE by simply clicking HERE.
Here's a couple of national PSAs from back then. Funny, similar fear tactics were used during that CONTROLLED epidemic:
1976 Swine Flu Propaganda
The truth of the matter is that it's a documented fact that more people died from the vaccine back then, than that actual case of Swine Flu! Of course, this raises some legitimate questions about taking ANY so-called "vaccines" offered by the government or any other political body during a time of crisis.
I mean, let's be honest, vaccines in general have been a source of great controversy for quite some time. In fact, it was just last week when Hollywood Actor Jim Carrey wrote a remarkably smart and compelling commentary on the subject, which you can read in full HERE.
Needless to say, if the effectiveness of "common" vaccines are still in question after all this time, is it really that much safer to be taking a NEW VACCINE that was hastily created and implemented in response to this growing crisis? According to one medical expert, the answer is an emphatic "No!" Not only has it not been tested properly, but world health officials, again, have already gone on public record saying there is no cure for this strain as they've never seen it before.
Ah yes, I can see it now. Anyone who refuses to take the vaccine - - for any reason - - will be "creating an unnecessary health risk to others" and will therefore be rounded up and placed into FEMA Camps until the crisis subsides.
Is this the beginning of our 30-40 day period of "testing of our faith" (our 7 days after "entering the Ark") leading up to the Rapture and the start of the Tribulation like we discussed during that Rapture series a couple of weeks ago?
Whatever it is, pray for discernment so that you can see through the lies. Pray for the blood of Jesus Christ to wash over you, to protect you, and for you to be counted worthy to escape the things that are coming upon the Earth.
HOW CLOSE ARE WE TO A PANDEMIC, OR WORSE, QUARANTINES?
Yesterday's news has taken us that much closer to the Tribulation. I was waiting for this to happen. First, the World Health Organization (WHO) raised the pandemic flu alert level to Phase 5. This is the second highest level, meaning that it believes a global outbreak of the disease is imminent. Second, I just read about a recent Homeland Security memo that was issued that presents some serious implications. Are the BATF and FBI preparing to forcibly detain Americans? Why the raised alert level and the plan for quarantines despite only 7 confirmed "Swine Flu" (a.k.a. "Swindled Flu") deaths in Mexico?
The Department of Homeland Security has sent out an alert to health care providers outlining how BATF, FBI, and U.S. Marshals will be called upon to impose MANDATORY QUARANTINES in the event of a widespread "Swine Flu" (a.k.a. "Swindled Flu") outbreak in the U.S.
According to the report, we read that "DHS Assistant Secretary Bridger McGaw circulated the swine flu memo, which was obtained by CBSNews.com, on Monday night. It says: 'The Department of Justice has established legal federal authorities pertaining to the implementation of a quarantine and enforcement. Under approval from HHS, the Surgeon General has the authority to issue quarantines.'"
Nice. Friends, it looks like those FEMA Camps are getting warmed up for us. Just think, even though it's our God-given right to refuse a vaccine for ourselves and our families, I can see how the powers-that-be might make us the enemy to justify their placing us in quarantine in a FEMA Camp perhaps. I mean, how easy would it be for them to do that?
PTB: "Mr. Radt, I'm sorry, but we're going to have to escort you and your family to the local FEMA Camp..."
ME: "Why is that?"
PTB: "Because you refused to take the vaccine."
ME: "Yeah, but I'm not sick! None of us are! We don't even have any symptoms!"
PTB: "I'm sorry sir. I'm afraid you're putting others in your local community at risk by not taking the vaccine. We simply can't allow you to risk their lives like that. Now, you can come with me on your own and we can escort you, or we can take you their forcibly..."
The memo goes on to state, "U.S. Customs and Coast Guard Officers assist in the enforcement of quarantine orders. Other DOJ law enforcement agencies including the U.S. Marshals, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives may also enforce quarantines. Military personnel are not authorized to engage in enforcement."
However, a separate Defense Department planning document on dealing with pandemics from back in 2006 states that the Pentagon will use the forces at its disposal to assist in "quarantining groups of people in order to minimize the spread of disease during an influenza pandemic" and aid in "efforts to restore and maintain order."
So-called "involuntary isolation" is already being enforced in certain areas of the United States. The state’s health director in North Carolina, Dr. Jeffrey Engel, said that authorities were already involuntarily isolating patients who may have the swine flu virus. He refused to divulge the location of where the victims were being quarantined.
Does anyone else have a problem with this? News reports such as this one from MSNBC are prevaricating around the contention that quarantines are a "normal event" that Americans should be comfortable with.
In reality, there has only been one case of "involuntary quarantine" in the U.S. in the last 45 years. Yet, the people are sheeple.
I'm absolutely amazed -- frustrated really - - at how uninformed people are about all of this. If nothing else, it proved to me once more how easily the Antichrist and his one-world government will rise to power not with protests, but with cheers.
Seriously, as I sat and listened to people (including some loved ones) talk about this "health crisis" I just put my head in my hands. I try to tell them the truth, but truth to them is only what they see and hear on the TV, or what they read in the newspapers. If CNN and Fox News isn't talking about it, then it must not really be true. If Jeff is talking about it, then it must all be more of his "conspiracy nonsense" for sure.
For instance, I tried to start with the basics and apply the K.I.S.S. ("Keep It Simple Stupid") principle. That being said, I attempted to point out that it was incorrect to call this the "Swine Flu" and even referred to world health officials who admitted that this strain is an unnatural one. In addition, I tried to lead them to the only conclusion (rather than giving it to them outright) to see if they could still get their on their own by asking them what they think it means when the governing bodies (the experts themselves) admit that this strain is unnatural, has never been seen before, and that it contains three viruses in one.
I got nothing but blank stares and looks of bewilderment. When I jumped in to point out the possibility of bio-terror or that it was a genetically-modified strain created in a lab somewhere they gave me that "here he goes again!" look. Sadly, I learned all I need to know when someone said, "Ah come on! If that was the case, we would've heard about it by now on the news!" I rest my case.
Maybe I'm being too harsh. Maybe someone is actually paying attention, and when I bemoan the lack of precision when it comes to this "Hybrid Flu" that's making the rounds, I'm not the only one thankfully. Not only is the World Health Organization calling this outbreak the "North American Flu," but I just saw where "U.S. officials want 'swine' out of flu name" as well. Finally. Will it get any traction though?
Getting back to that MSNBC report, it also falsely claims that quarantines will solely be handled on a state/local level, when in reality, Bush’s Executive Order 13375 outlines a federal response, and this recent DHS memo lists numerous federal authorities that will have powers of quarantine.
In addition, the Bush administration's National Strategy For Pandemic Influenza, released in November 2005, states that the federal government will impose "quarantines" and "limitations on gatherings."
With Time Magazine busy preparing Americans to accept forced mass vaccination programs and telling them to "trust" the government and "forgive" them when the vaccines cause death and injuries, the prospect of mandatory quarantines will likely be the precursor for any such nationwide vaccination program.
Worse, the vaccine to supposedly combat "Swine Flu" (a.k.a. "Swindled Flu") is being manufactured by Baxter International, who were caught red-handed last month attempting to release Bird Flu vaccines, which were contaminated with the deadly Avian Flu virus itself! But that's not a true story because CNN and Fox News never talked about it, right?
The comparative threat of "Swine Flu" (a.k.a. "Swindled Flu") does not correlate with the feverish reaction of authorities, who in the initial stages of the outbreak refused to take any measures to contain it, such as closing the border with Mexico, but after the virus had already begun to spread, they were quick to prepare draconian control measures while hyping the inevitability of a pandemic. Meanwhile, the hysteria whipped up by the media has spread faster than the actual virus itself.
WHAT CAN WE DO? WHAT SHOULD OUR RESPONSE BE? WHAT'S NEXT?
People are justifiably concerned that history repeats itself especially when the population does not heed history's lessons. With all the talk of a "pandemic flu" and an "economic collapse," citizens are naturally concerned. Many of us realize that much of this chaos has been orchestrated. Along with the created chaos, the perpetrators are trying very hard to dilute or crush our faith in God. There is a reason for this. They know that a firm spiritual foundation makes people less dependant on the state, and less easily manipulated.
Some people who are atheists or agnostics (or even satanists) may feel that it is very foolish to believe in something you can't see. Well, modern science has shown us that there are many realities in this realm that are not observable by the physical senses (at least not until we tune into them).
The Bible tells us that "In Him we live and move and have our being" (Acts 17:28). I often have to remind myself to heed the advice in Proverbs 3:5 to "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him and he shall direct thy paths." Also, to rest on the promise that I opened this article with as found in 2 Timothy 1:7 that reminds us that "God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and of Love and of a sound mind."
I think the first thing we need to do is get ourselves right with God. Then, we need to pray for discernment and wisdom about these matters. I would also resign myself to the fact that it would most assuredly seem to get worse, and that the governments of the world will begin to take questionable actions in response to the growing severity of the crisis. I would continue to be suspicious until I personally knew someone who was infected by this Flu.
Right on cue, the situation is growing worse by the day. Today, the reaction worldwide is in some cases becoming extreme. Egypt, for example, has ordered the killing of all pigs despite the fact that NOT A SINGLE PIG HAS BEEN FOUND WITH THE VIRUS. Farmers are reported rioting there as a result.
In the UK, every home can be expecting a government flu pandemic leaflet in the mail.
Australians have been advised to stockpile food and water after the World Health Organisation raised its "Swine Flu" (a.k.a. "Swindled Flu") alert to Phase 5 yesterday, indicating an imminent pandemic. A spokesman for the Department of Health and Ageing called for calm, saying the Government did not want to spark panic buying - - ignoring its own plan, already issued to hospitals across the nation.
Here at home I've read that the city of Fort Worth, TX just closed the ENTIRE SCHOOL DISTRICT for the next 10 days. That's 80,000 kids in the system, but only 1 "confirmed" case and 3 "suspected" and being tested.
The key thing about this Flu, as I see it, is this: A lot of people are not yet taking this now Phase 5 Pandemic seriously. While we should always place our full trust in the Lord, we should also be somewhat proactive and responsible too in the name of practicality. I'd urge you to visit the CDC's Pandemic Flu site and pay particular attention to the preparation checklists on this page (link).
Afterwards, here's my best and final piece of advice to all of you: Reach out to the Lord today and finally accept His free gift of salvation before it's too late. You can begin the process by saying one of the following prayers right now.
"Father God, I know I need You because I am a sinner, but also know that I can never get to You on my own. There's nothing I can do on my own to make up for my sins; nothing I could do on my own to earn favor and forgiveness from You or to secure my place in Heaven when I die. The only thing I can do is to make a conscious decision that You sent Your one and only Son Jesus Christ, and that He came to this world for me. He took my sins upon Himself, was crucified in my place, died for me, and was resurrected so that I may live forever. I accept Him and His sacrifice, and desperately want to receive Your Son Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior. When He conquered death for my sake He gave me access to You. Thank You for Your grace and Your mercy. Thank You for forgiving me and for sending the Holy Spirit to transform my life from this moment forward. I pray that You transform my life from this day forward and give me a heart and a mind that desires to not only get to know You, but to be with You as much as possible. Teach me how to live, and teach me how to share this message with others before it's too late for them. Amen."
"Dear Lord, I pray that you will not remember the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions. Please think of me according to Your mercy and for Your goodness' sake, O Lord. Lord I turn from all of those sins that I committed and I ask for Your help in washing the memory and thoughts of that sin completely from my mind. Please restore me to faithful obedience to Your Word, and fill me with Your Holy Spirit anew, so that I may keep Your commands all the days of my life. Lord Jesus, I invite you into my heart anew today, and I ask forgiveness for all of my sin. Jesus, thank you for dying for my sins and for forgiving me of them through your shed blood for me on the cross. Please take away all the sinful 'old things' in my heart that defile me, and replace them with the 'good things' that you desire to grow in to my life. Please wash away all the sinful crud and tendencies toward evil and replace them with a hunger and thirst for your righteousness. I need your help, Lord God, in living this new life in Christ. Please send your Holy Spirit afresh into my life to help me, heal me, lead me and transform me. I also pray that your shed blood washes over me, protects me, and that I am counted worthy to escape the things that are coming upon this world in the form of your righteous judgment. Lastly, I pray that you have mercy on this nation even though we deserve your fierce judgment for our blatant sins that are before you. Help us to see the error in our ways as individuals and as a nation, and lead us to repentance before it's too late for us. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen."
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Lastly, I also encourage you to read the following commentary and take comfort and rest in Him:
Fight Fear With Faith