US President Donald Trump has suggested that some Muslims should be executed with bullets dipped in pig’s blood, hours after a deadly terror attack in Barcelona, Spain.
“Study what General Pershing of the United States did to terrorists when caught,” Trump tweeted Thursday afternoon. “There was no more Radical Islamic Terror for 35 years!”
Trump’s tweet referenced a dubious story about US Army General John Pershing’s handling of Muslim prisoners during the Moro Rebellion (1899–1913) in the Philippines. The rebellion was an armed conflict between Muslims and the United States military.
During the 2016 election campaign, Trump frequently told a tale of how Pershing had Moro Muslim prisoners in the Philippines executed with bullets soaked in pig’s blood to quell rebellion against American rule.
Speaking at a rally in Charleston February last year, Trump said General Pershing “took 50 bullets and he dipped them in pig’s blood.”
“And he had his men load his rifles and he lined up the 50 people, and they shot 49 of those people. And the 50th person, he said, ‘You go back to your people and you tell them what happened.’ And for 25 years there wasn’t a problem,” he said.
According to some historians, Trump’s tale is false. They have concluded it would have been “out of character” for Pershing.
But some other historians have suggested that American troops did use pigs or pig’s blood to intimidate Muslims during the Philippine conflict in the early 20th century.
“So yes, there were deliberate efforts to offend Muslim Filipinos’ religious sensibilities,” Christopher Capozzola, a history professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, told TIME last year.
“And yes, there was large-scale violence against their communities. But I know of no event like the one that Mr. Trump describes,” he stated.
Muslim advocacy groups have challenged Trump to debate a representative from the American-Muslim community “on the issues” he has “raised about Islam and Muslims.”
Earlier in the day, Trump condemned the attack in Barcelona. At least 13 people were killed and 80 were injured after a van plowed into a crowd in the Spanish city.
America Is Under The Gravest Attack Since The Civil War
“Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Who will police the police themselves?” ~Juvenal
What do we do when power corrupts, as it tends to? What do we do in the face of tyrannical governments, uncontrollably oppressive dictatorships, and police or judicial corruption and overreach? What do we do with the rampant soft slavery that surrounds us? Do we just shrug our shoulders and trust in the chain of obedience, even though the chain of obedience is the source of the problem? Do we just indifferently bury our head in the sand and hope that the Powers That Be protect our asses while we’re and blinded by our faith in the system?
Governing the precept that humans are fallible, imperfect, and prone to make mistakes, especially when it comes to power, it stands to reason that confiding in a system made up of humans wielding power is absurd. It’s circular reasoning at its worst. As Edward Abbey wisely surmised, “Since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others.” Indeed. So, it stands to reason that attempting to lead (rule) ourselves (despite our personal failures) is superior to allowing others to lead (rule) us (since power tends to corrupt).
Common sense, right? Not so fast. As Will Rogers famously quipped, “Common sense ain’t so common.” People are unlikely to question a system they’ve been indoctrinated into accepting, even if that system goes against common sense, the golden rule, and the non-aggression principle. People are more likely to stick to what they’ve been conditioned to believe. Whether that belief is political or religious or both.
Overcoming this takes a particular flavor of courage that doesn’t readily exist in the average person.It’s a kind of courage that must be birthed through great psychological pain and suffering, usually at the death of one’s innocence. It must be nursed and cultivated daily, lest it slip back into passivity or back into typical, ineffective, and outdated modes of courage. It must be guided by a unique and daring flavor of leadership: a radical leadership that audaciously checks and balances constructs of power and teaches others how to do the same.
“We are all born free and spend a lifetime becoming slaves to our own false truths.” ~Atticus
Radical leadership begins by overcoming false truths. A false truth is any belief that is deemed invalid according to cosmic law. It’s our responsibility alone to figure this out. Nobody else can do it for us. We may get lucky and have a teacher/leader who guides us toward a truth that is deemed valid according to cosmic law, but we should not count on getting so lucky. It’s our responsibility alone to question what we’ve been taught, no matter how wise or enlightened our teachers/leaders seem to be. Because, at the end of the day, even our teachers/leaders are fallible human beings. And even the wisest and most enlightened among them are still susceptible to the seductive lure of power. As Abraham Lincoln said, “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”
It is for that reason that Nature itself is usually a better teacher/leader than almost any human. Even better: teachers who are in touch with Nature. Of course, as children, we have no choice but to go along with whatever agenda our parents/teachers/leaders have set out for us. But there will come a time later, usually after we’ve left home, when that agenda/belief must be questioned. It may turn out that, upon questioning these agendas/beliefs to the nth degree, they come out the other side of the “cocoon” as worthy and valid of cosmic truth. But this will usually not be the case. And that’s okay. Because then we’ll have more reason than ever to become free.
What’s crucial to understand is that freedom is almost entirely psychological in nature. In today’s day and age, it is less about breaking free physically (from hard overt slavery), and more about breaking free psychologically (from soft covert slavery). Breaking free psychologically is astronomically more difficult than breaking away physically, because it is all done inside us. Deep inside us, where our demons, repressed shadows and cognitive dissonance are all tangled up in a knot that seems impossible to untie. That’s where radical leadership comes in…
About the Author
Gary ‘Z’ McGee, a former Navy Intelligence Specialist turned philosopher, is the author of Birthday Suit of God and The Looking Glass Man. His works are inspired by the great philosophers of the ages and his wide awake view of the modern world.
This article (Radical Leadership: Turning the Tables on Soft Slavery) was originally created and published by Waking Times and is printed here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Gary ‘Z’ McGee and WakingTimes.com. It may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this statement of copyright.
The mother lode of all conspiracies is the New World Order. In essence, it is a high-level, multi-generational plan to render all sovereign national governments subservient to an unelected, supranational, authoritarian world government. In this scheme, the people of planet earth will be micro managed with strict social, technological and financial controls. It is the total consolidation of global power into the hands of a ruthless, minority elite who aim to rape the planet and enslave the human race.
They can’t do it alone, though, they need your help. They need witting and unwitting minions to set the brush fires of revolutionary change in our towns and cities. They need pawns to agitate and disrupt the relative peace, and to upend the status quo with turmoil. They need senseless, animal-like violence, caught on camera and replayed ad infinitum on cable news and social media. They need terror, of both the foreign and domestic variety. They need fear in the streets, and fear in the minds of the proles.
Most of all, though, they need you to create chaos, so that they can bring order.
The powers that be, those demons of the deep state, those orchestrators of fear, famine, debt and war, cannot achieve their plan without leading the masses into confusion and disarray, for only then will the masses demand an end to their own freedoms and privacy. And sadly, it appears their army of minions is growing in strength and audacity.
In the aftermath of Charlottesville it is more clear than ever that there is no shortage of pawns for the New World Order. The armies of ignorance are gathering, and here are three signs you might be among them.
1. You’re Playing the Divide and Conquer Game
Left vs. right. Black vs. white. Republican vs. Democrat. Citizen vs. Immigrant. Communist vs. Fascist. Have vs. Have Not. My Team vs. Your Team. Me vs. You.
There a thousand and one ways for a society to faction and split apart, but without community and unity we are lost, doomed and done. If you’re entrenched in one side of any dualistic paradigm, seeking to convert or to crush the other side, then you’re playing right into the hands of the NWO.
The tactic of top-down divide and conquer is the oldest play in the book of how to overthrow sovereign people. The rulers foment conflict amongst the people, then step out-of-the-way and let them fight it out, so that they can step in later as the benevolent savior… big brother.
If you’re playing this game, then you’re doing their work for them.
2.) You ‘re a Vocal Supporter of the War DuJour
Today the drums are beating for a nuclear assault against North Korea… and military intervention in Venezuela. Just recently we’ve been told we need to prepare for conflict with Russia, and that an invasion of Syria is in our best interests. Prior to that we destroyed Libya and Iraq, we occupied Afghanistan, and we’ve been using the war on drugs and the war on terror as casus belli for interference in dozens of countries around the world.
The imperial mindset is several generations deep in America, and the citizenry has all but fully abandoned the anti-war stance in favor of gung-ho, jingoistic cheerleading of any and all military escapades.
The New World Order is brute force, but in our hyper-connected world they need to create the appearance of public support in order to advance the military industrial colonization of the world. It cannot do this without the public support and advocacy of at least some segment of the proletariat.
If you’re always on board for the expansion of international conflict, taking cues from mainstream media in this regard, and demanding action against all of our perceived enemies, you are aiding and abetting the New World Order.
3.) You Direct Your Anger and Frustration Towards Anyone but Those at the Very Top of the Pyramid
Zero doubt there are a million problems plaguing our complex world today, and it can be comforting to blame someone whom you can look in the eye, someone who is unprotected by the wealth and security afforded by the oligarchy. Emotional reactions to the stresses in our modern world are to be expected, but without knowledge of the contemporary power structures pulling the big strings, those reactions can be sorely misdirected onto lesser players and other pawns…
About the Author
Sigmund Fraud is a survivor of modern psychiatry and a dedicated mental activist. He is a staff writer for WakingTimes.com where he indulges in the possibility of a massive shift towards a more psychologically aware future for humankind.
This article (3 Signs You Might Be a Pawn of the New World Order) was originally created and published by Waking Times and is published here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Sigmund Fraud and WakingTimes.com. It may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.
In this installment of our “What Makes Me a…” column, we asked six people what makes them think of a person as a fully functioning adult.
According to a pro skateboarder, an HR expert, a clown and four other experts in their fields
David Reyes, Professional Skateboarder: A grownup is someone who has experienced enough to learn from their mistakes, someone who knows right from wrong and someone who can determine positive from negative. There’s no need to be a shit person, so just don’t be a lame human: Do good yourself, don’t be judgmental and give a helping hand when you see someone in need. Also, being an adult means making sure the youth understands what it takes to build a positive world for the next generation. So enjoy your life and pass on your knowledge to the youth, because one day, they may save you.
Neena Dutta, Immigration Lawyer: My knee-jerk response was, “Paying bills, filing taxes and being responsible for another being’s poop — either a pet’s or small child’s.” But I know lawyers and CEOs who honestly don’t appear to have caught onto this whole “adulting” thing the rest of us signed up for.
At the end of the day, putting on pants before you go outside helps. But more than that, making better choices is the defining factor: I have a friend who says to her toddler, “Make good choices!” and I’m guessing she could probably say that to a bunch of supposed grownups in her life, as well.
Rayne Parvis, Stylist: You know you’re a grownup if you’re wearing matching socks, hole-free boxers and your clothes are wrinkle-free, tailored and clean, in addition to being color-coordinated. You get bonus “adult points” if you’ve taken your items to be cleaned at the dry cleaners that need it, rather than throwing the special-care items in the washer and hoping for the best.
Joanne Hawking, Special Education Teacher: Being a grownup is realizing that you’re not the center of the universe, along with the realization that you’re part of a much bigger world, and that each person in it is equally valid and worthwhile, regardless of age, gender, ability, race, religion or any other human-made marker. What makes someone not a grownup is the incessant need to feel that they’re better than others, and the inability to experience childlike joy. Also, being a big poopy-head.
Dr. Vallerie Coleman, Equine Therapist: Three things immediately come to mind:
- An ability to take action versus being caught in reactions. This entails taking time to pause, assess and check in with gut feelings and rationality before thoughtfully proceed with action.
- Taking responsibility for oneself and one’s actions. This means taking responsibility for your choices, not blaming others when things don’t go the way you’d like and being able to authentically apologize for the impact of your choices/actions.
- The ability to be open and curious about how others experience you as well as the ability to learn from your mistakes.
Tommy the Clown, Professional Hip-Hop Clown: What I believe makes me, Tommy the Clown, a grownup is that I take care of myself and others. I’m the owner of a business and responsible for making sure it’s been successful for more than 25 years. That entails keeping the clown-car clean, getting to the party on time, creating the atmosphere for the children and facing the ridicule of doing a poor job.
Terry Petracca, HR Expert: Being a grownup isn’t about age, although the older you are, the more adult you should act. It’s about taking responsibility and not fobbing off actions or outcomes on others. You no longer believe you’re entitled to any- and everything. You earn your way (and sometimes get lucky). It’s about imparting wisdom that you’ve gleaned over years of being a good listener and learner. Your words have the weight of experience and authority because you’ve been there, done that and have the scars to prove it.
How insane is it that the mainstream and liberal media are working to eliminate the concept of gender? It isn’t that complicated. Boys have a penis, and girls have a vagina. It is not some high level philosophical construct that passes over the heads of even the greatest intellectuals and biologists. This is kindergarten level knowledge.
Yet, gender neutrality, binary gender, transgender, or whatever else you want to call it, is being rammed down our throats by social engineers, and as more media attention is given to the virtues of erasing biology in favor of mental illness, the issue becomes more culturally acceptable.
Leading the charge are warped and out of touch celebrities who seem to be operating from a singular directive to set an example for people who learn how to parent by watching television and reading People magazine. Parading their children around in front of the paparazzi for the whole world to fawn over, many of these entitled, self-righteous, and disconnected celebs are playing their part in helping to transform society into a confused, mindless mass of group-thinkers.
It seems innocent enough when one of these mega stars steps out in public making a spectacle of their children, and their certainly is no harm in a little boy wearing a pink princess dress once in a while, but when so many celebs are marching to the same tune, it makes you wonder what the real message here is.
Take a look at these examples…
Famous pop singer Adele is being applauded as a heroine for the cause of gender neutral parenting.
Jaden Smith, son of superstar Will Smith supposedly hopes that his ‘gender fluidity’ will pave the way for others to wear whatever they want. In truth people can already wear whatever they want. Men have been dressing in drag since time immemorial. It’s not a big deal. His gender isn’t changing, he’s still presumably got the biological anatomy of a male, but this mainstream news outlet is parading his clothing preferences around as part of a broader push for gender confusion in a changing culture.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, world superstars, are being praised for supporting their child’s exploration of gender identity. Who’s praising them?
In this article it is explained that the couple is allowing their daughter to dress and act like a boy. So what? Is the kid really old enough to understand the complexities of sexual identity? Probably not, but the fact that the media is proud of this achievement is again a sign that some other greater agenda is in play here.
It gets weird, though, when you hear, as some media outlets have reported, that this kid will soon be receiving hormone treatment as a precursor to an actual sex change, although this detail is difficult to corroborate.
American actress and model Megan Fox is being lauded for allowing her son to don a Snow White dress, and as usual, the article makes a big deal out of gender stereotypes, as though this child is performing some heroic act of social activism to save the lives of a group of terribly oppressed people.
“But not only that, the fam completely bashed gender stereotypes as their oldest boy was wearing a super cute Snow White costume. Even better, it’s not the first time their sons have been photographed wearing clothes that, traditionally, are meant for girls. Way to emphasize the importance of self-expression, Brian and Megan!” [Source]
Actor Toby Macguire and his ex-wife made headlines with an afternoon outing with their son Otis dressed in a girl’s skirt. Hooray for Hollywood, but really, so what? Why is the media making a point of all this?
Actress Charlize Theron is praised for raising a gender neutral son, and the media loves to talk about it. Here’s her boy in a pink tutu with a pink handbag.
What’s really driving this? And who benefits from a gender confused society, where appreciating biological gender identity is some sort of new hate crime? It seems that this type of agenda can really only serve some nefarious end because pushing gender confusion on to children who are too young to fully understand their children only serves to create a future where traditional male and female roles are outdated, and the biologically inherent tendencies of each gender are erased.
The American College of Pediatrics has come out and said that transgenderism of children is child abuse. It’s a way of robbing children of their biological identity before they have a chance to blossom or even to understand the nature of being a man or a woman. It’s a serious mind twister, and an age where mainstream media is pushing all kinds of social engineering on the population, the transgender agenda only serves to further destroy traditional values and basic notions of masculine and feminine identity. In the end, it is the individual that loses, as the madness of the collective serves to confuse, and to celebrate freakish deviations from our natural ways of being.
About the Author
This article (Leading Celebrities Pushing the Transgender Agenda Onto Children) was originally created and published by Waking Times and is published here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Tabitha Mercy and WakingTimes.com. It may be re-posted freely with proper attribution and author bio.