by Edgar J. Steele
November 5, 2003
"There's no earthly way of knowing
Which direction we are going.
There's no knowing where we're rowing
Or which way the river's flowing..."
– The Boat Ride Poem, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, 1971
Last week, before a cheering throng at a Dallas Christian youth center, George II claimed that God chose him to lead America. Glad that has been cleared up. For the longest time, I wondered how he got the job.
George is on a Mission From God, you know. To kill. Must be an Old Testament thing, because I don't recall Jesus having exhorted his disciples to kill in God's name.
Most internet followers now have heard of very recent US preparations taking place in Europe – the sort of preparations that precede America's wading into yet another small, defenseless Arab country in pursuit of Israeli Middle East hegemony.
It appears that George II's reluctance to undergo another Afghanistan or Iraq prior to next year's election somehow has been overcome. Seems he has learned nothing from his plummeting poll numbers. Or, like the chronic gambler, perhaps he is thinking, "Just one more roll of the dice... then my number will come up... then I'll be a winner... just one more roll...."
By the way, am I the only one who remembers that, four years ago, George II came from nowhere, virtually overnight, to become the Republican frontrunner – and in possession of a record-breaking war chest? At the time, I said, "George who?"
Recent revelations concerning computerized vote machine rigging provide part of the answer. Winning the key electoral state, which just happened to be governed by his own brother, albeit by judicial edict, yields more of the solution. George's appointment of the Chosen to virtually all key government power positions provides still more. George's crusade (carefully chosen word there) against all things Arab completes the puzzle.
George is on a Mission From God. The Old Testament God, at that. The jewish God. Written by jews, the Old Testament is known as the Tanakh to the Chosen. The Tanakh consists of three parts, one of which is the Torah, encompassing the first five books of Moses. The Talmud consists of all jewish religious teachings, including the Tanakh.
Christian fundamentalists (think George II – think John Ashcroft) believe the Old Testament is the literal word of God, to be followed to the letter. They believe the Muslim mosque sitting atop Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock must be destroyed, so that a Biblically-foreseen jewish temple can be constructed in its place. Never mind that this mosque is one of the holiest shrines to more than a billion Muslims around the world. Incredibly, many fundamentalist sects actually have amassed substantial building funds to assist with raising that jewish temple.
And don't forget Armageddon, which is to be fought nearby – and won by the jews, with the full support of Christians, of course. Else, no rapture. No Second Coming, either.
Jerry Falwell clearly enunciates the fundamentalist posture in his book, The Fundamentalist Phenomenon: "To stand against Israel is to stand against God."
Understanding fundamentalist George II's claim to be on a Mission From God, not to mention America's unflinching support of Israel, a little better now? I still say it sounded better coming from Dan Aykroyd in The Blues Brothers.
That is why American Christian fundamentalists have become so cozy with Israel, which predictably is the star of Biblical/Talmudic events and prophecy.
Don't forget, there is the issue about whether modern-day Israel is the same as the Biblical Israel. Or whether modern-day jews are descended from the Biblical tribe of Judah, or merely are some Eastern European interlopers wearing the name, like the human skin worn by the demented killer in The Silence of the Lambs. But those are distinctions that never cross the unfurrowed brows of American fundamentalists.
Nor do Christian fundamentalists worry much about the New Testament requirement that all jews get religion in the old-time sense and accept Jesus Christ as their personal savior. Or that American jews are bent upon eradicating Christianity altogether.
Of course, Israel is primarily an atheistic country, so it has no problem with subverting American religious naiveté to its own political ends. And subversion is something that the Chosen do so well. In fact, the official motto of the Mossad, Israel's secret service, is "By Way of Deception, Thou Shalt Do War." Consider the USS Liberty, for example. 9-11, for another.
That is why American jews, historically the most left-wing element of society, have recast themselves as Neoconservatives and seized control of the Republican party.
In the single most interesting aspect of this entire spectacle, while the Chosen use their fellow travelers in America to strike Christianity from all public venues, they simultaneously use American Christians to advance their plans for world domination. Look, nobody could just make something like this up. I still find this odd-couple pairing to be nothing short of incredible.
My own brother, a card-carrying Southern Baptist, recently told me he thought the jews could do no wrong and that he wished every Arab in the world was dead. Maybe I was adopted.
America will become the textbook case study for nationwide Stockholm Syndrome, whereby the abused becomes bonded to the abuser as a means to endure pain, privation, and violence. Incidentally, the condition was named in memory of four Swedes who, in 1973, were held hostage for six days in a bank vault and became attached to their captors.
Very recently, America provided nuclear missiles that Israel can deploy on its fleet of German-provided submarines. This, in addition to several hundred homemade nukes already resting in Israel's bunkers. Israel now clearly possesses the means to make Biblical prophecy seem to come true, so as to drag America along for the ride and do Israel's dirty work, en route to Judaica Über Alles.
Also from the Willy Wonka Boat Ride poem:
"Is it raining? Is it snowing?
Is a hurricane a-blowing?
Not a speck of light is showing,
So the danger must be growing.
Are the fires of Hell a-glowing?
Is the grisly Reaper mowing?
Yes! The danger must be growing,
For the rowers keep on rowing,
And they're certainly not showing
Any signs that they are slowing."
Where are we going? Hard to say, but I doubt that we are headed toward our salvation. On the contrary.
New America. An idea whose time has come.
"I didn't say it would be easy. I just said it would be the truth."