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2003-03-16 - 1:28 p.m.

:::Who Are Our Real Enemies?:::

The Diversion Tactic

Americans are being led astray by a false group of shepherds whose main goal is for total "Dominance" over the United States. Who are these false shepherds? The Bush Administration and the Religious Right. How do I know they are false shepherds? Because they claim to be doing God's will all the while forgetting the main tenents of Jesus' teachings. From the text of St. Matthew, known as the Beatitudes:

*Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Verse 3)
*Blessed are the meek: for they shall posses the land. (Verse 4)
*Blessed are they who mourn: for they shall be comforted. (Verse 5)
*Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill. (Verse 6)
*Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. (Verse 7)
*Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God. (Verse 8)
*Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. (Verse 9)
*Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Verse 10)

From this passage alone, we can see that the Bush Administration and the Religious Right have violated many of Jesus' tenents: these false shepherds do not want meekness, but wealth,power and notority; these false shepherds do not believe in mercy, but instead weild a heavy hand in administering death by whatever means possible; and they are definitely NOT peacekeepers for they are doing everything in their power to wage war on a country that has not even threatened us (Iraq).

In Matthew 19:21, Jesus says, "If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come and follow me". Likewise, he states, in Matthew 19:23-24, "Verily I say unto you, that a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God". The first passage commands us to give to the poor. It does NOT put conditions on who these poor are, it just says to give to them. The Religious Right, using funds by the Bush Administrations' faith-based initiatives have placed conditions on who they will help and who they will not help. This is NOT as Jesus commanded. Furthermore, the first and second passages command us to not place monetary or material possessions above God for if we do so, we will not enter heaven. The pursuit of MONEY is the only god that the Bush Administration and the Religious Right worship. If you do not believe me, do some research on Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Ashcroft, Pat Robertson, and Jerry Falwell. See what types of business dealings these men have had over the years and the wealth they have accumulated. Also do some research into Bush's family background and how his grandfather, Prescott Bush, helped to fund the Nazis during WW2 while our current alies, the Jews, were being persecuted and slaughtered. And even now, the Bush Administration is further lining the pockets of their wealthy business friends by profiting off of this war with Iraq, all the while cutting budgets to our military personnel and their families, our elderly, our poor, health care, and our education systems.

All of these things are taking place right under our noses, but these false shepherds keep their wardrums beating so that most Americans do not see the diversion tactics.

What Do These False Shepherds Support?

The Religious Right support corporate take-over of our government. They support privatizing our healthcare system. They support eliminating the First Amendment of our Bill of Rights by overturning separation of church and state. They are anti-enviroment, anti-Women's rights, anti-minorities' rights, anti-disability rights, and anti-gay and lesbian rights. They support the radical NRA for gun rights, faith-based initiatives, the death penalty and tax cuts.

The Bush Administration consists of members of the Federalist Society whose main purpose is "to free corporations from government regulations and end a separation of church and state. In a sense, it represents a fusion of corporate wealth and Religious Right ideology. It provides legal rational for their interests." (see this article for more on the Federalist Society) The list of Bush administrators includes John Ashcroft, Attorney General; Spencer Abraham, Secretary of Energy; Gail Norton, Secretary of the Interior; and Theodore Olson, Solicitor General. Other notable members are Justices Scalia and Thomas, Orrin Hatch, Kenneth Starr. Another article that gives details about the Federalist Society is from People for the American Way. Their report is called From Obscurity to Power.

Who Is the New Prophet of These False Shepherds?

Since it is obvious that these false shepherds are not doing the will of Jesus and God, just who do they look to as their "new" prophet? George W. Bush. These radical rightwingers believe that Bush is mandated by God to lead this country into a Christianized country where any dissent will not be tolerated and will be punished. For more information on Bush's rise to "Prophet" status, read the following articles:

An Evolving Faith: Does the president believe he has a divine mandate?

Bush's Messiah Complex

Bush and God

For an excellent article on the First Amendment, read Separation: Good for Government, Good for Religion

For an article on Bush's Faith-Based Initiatives, read Faith-Based Fiat

The following is an excellent report on The Rise of the Religious Right in the Republican Party. This website goes into details on what I have discussed here.

You may also wish to visit Alex Jones' website Prison Planet to learn more about the New World Order, the Skull and Bones Society, and Bohemian Grove. This are all societies in which many in the Bush Administration belong to, including Bush, which further prove that they are NOT doing the will of GOD.

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