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Friday, August 23, 2013

The Perverse and Dark Side of Christian Zionism (Part I)

“I don’t believe that the Jewish State and Modern Zionism would have been possible without Christian Zionism. I think that the many Christian supporters of the rebirth of the Jewish State and the ingathering of the Jewish people in the 19th century made possible the rise of…modern Jewish Zionism.”—Benjamin Netanyahu[1]

Tim Lahaye and Jerry Jenkins
Benjamin Netanyahu, the man who has been a pathological liar with respect to Iran’s nuclear program, was telling the truth here.
By the middle of the 19th century, the birth of Dispensational Premillennialism made Zionism ideologically possible and acceptable among mainline Protestants.

Tim LaHaye, Jerry Jenkins and Hal Lindsey did not invent that system. As we shall see in the series, it has been around for at least one hundred years,[2] and date-setters with their failed predictions have always found fresh audiences to propagate the system as well.

There is also a lot of money to be made. Historian Paul Boyer has noted that by 1979, apocalyptic books had become a lucrative industry.[3]

Tim LaHaye has been known to trade his Christian value for the almighty dollar. He sued a Canadian Christian film company, but the federal judge threw the case out of court.

LaHaye also hired people like Michael Ovitz, who worked for celebrities like Michael Douglas, Tom Cruise, Kevin Cosner, Madonna, Barbra Streisand, Sylvester Stallone, and Steven Seagal, in order to get a forty-five million dollar deal with one of New York’s major publishing houses, Bantam Books.[4] Born into a Jewish family, Ovitz was former president of Walt Disney from 1995 until 1997.[5]

LaHaye got into trouble in the 1980s because it was reported that he received $10,000 from Bo Hi Pak, a sort of protégé of the late Korean-born religious leader Sun Myung Moon.[6] Moon was widely known in the Protestant evangelical world to be a cult leader.[7]

LaHaye disappointed mainline Protestant evangelicals by getting funds from Moon’s organization. Later, LaHaye accepted the invitation of being on the board of directors of Moon’s group, Christian Voice. Moon also had other branches, and LaHaye was happy to join in. Beverly, LaHaye’s wife, “spoke at a Moon event in Washington, D.C., as recently as 1996.”[8]

By 2002, the marriage between the secular and the sacred for the almighty dollar was two sides of the same coin with respect to Jewish ideology. Many big secular companies tried for years to get their hands on big-time Christian booksellers, and sometimes those secular publishers refuse to publish the big ones only when it comes to the conversion of the Jews.

Jewish spokesman for Random House, Stuart Applebaum, recalled that as a publicist for Bantam Books in the 1970’s,
“I did not want to work on a book that was advocating conversion of Jews to Christianity. I just personally didn’t want to work on a book like that.”[9]

Sun-Myung Moon
Applebaum’s brother, Irwyn, took a different view in 2002. He paid Tim LaHaye $45 million for a series of new novels. It was obvious, then, that LaHaye would return the favor in a positive light.

LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins have a rabbi declaring in Glorious Appearing, “Jesus will judge you Gentiles on how you have treated His chosen people. Those who honored the Jews are the sheep, and those who did not are the goats.”[10]

This sheep-and-goats illustration is taken from Matthew 25 in the New Testament, and the passage does not even mention Jews. It is talking about those who obeyed Christ’s commandments and those who do not. For ideological and lucrative purposes, LaHaye and Jenkins have turned the passage into something that it is not and in the process have desperately and foolishly made it compatible with Christian Zionism.

What we are progressively seeing here is that people like LaHaye and Jenkins have been bought with a price in order to say these kinds of things. Even the New York Times noticed that a large section of evangelical books were aiming at big bucks and in the process were not dealing with serious issues, but with “vernacular psychotherapy.”[11]

By 1988, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, which owns big-time publishers such as HarperCollins and HarperOne, bought Zondervan, the Christian publisher. By 2011, the same company had also bought Thomas Nelson “for an undisclosed sum.”[12] In 2006, Thomas Nelson’s music business was also bought for $473 million, and now has Jane Friedman as its CEO.[13]

Rupert Murdoch worked closely with Israelis to destroy rival competitors,[14] and we know that Murdoch’s company has been involved in hacking as well,[15] although the Murdoch family denied they were aware of the illegal activity.[16]

Just two days after Murdoch’s son James resigned as chairman of Sky News, the company admitted that they were involved in hacking into emails. The company admitted that the hacking was illegal, but said it was authorized by its executives,[17] which leads one to conclude that the executives—including Murdoch’s son, James—knew what they were doing.

This was not just one incident, but involved “phone hacking, e-mail hacking and paying bribes to public officials at two Murdoch-owned tabloids, The Sun and the now-defunct News of the World.”[18] Right after the public was made aware of these activities, protesters outside a London court put out signs which said “End the Murdoch Mafia.”[19]

It was later discovered that Rebekah Brooks, former head of the Murdoch newspaper and a close friend of Prime Minister David Cameron, was charged “with perverting the course of justice in the phone hacking scandal.” It was said that Brooks, who has been arrested twice for the same charges, “tried to hide or destroy files and equipment”[20] in order to absolve herself and the company from illegal activities.

The political vectors, then, seem to be quite obvious: although David Cameron has criticized Israel and called the Gaza strip a “prison camp,” his Jewish associates seem to have convinced him to take a different view. The Economist reported:

“The other Mr Cameron is Israel’s loyal friend. That version was on display on March 2nd, when the prime minister spoke to the Community Security Trust, a British Jewish group. He said his ‘belief in Israel’ was ‘indestructible’; discussing Israel’s security needs, Mr Cameron veered away from the European consensus towards the sort of robust view more typically heard in Washington, DC. He said Israel was ‘within its rights to search vessels bringing cargo into Gaza.’”[21]

Rebekah Brooks
Brooks, along with another Murdoch associate named Andy Coulson, was to be charged with paying $160,000 in bribes to public officials.[22] Yet even after all this, Brooks was found “not guilty.”[23] Right after she resigned from her hacking job, Brooks got a whopping $17.5 million exit package.[24]

In other words, it is very hard for some Zionists to spend some time in jail. And if they did actually go to jail, the neo-Bolsheviks will try very hard to get them out. Hosni Mubarak for example has already been released from his jail cell.[25]

Mubarak was a Zionist shill as soon as he ascended to the dictatorial throne and even liquidated opposing parties. During his reign, people were held captive without trials, torture places were built, and opposing views simply had no chance.[26] During the 2011 Egyptian uprising, the Mubarak regime tortured multiplied hundreds of people across the country.

In addition, “More than 1,000 people, including many prisoners, are said to have gone missing during the 18 days of the revolt. Scores turned up in Egypt’s morgues, shot or bearing signs of torture. Many have simply disappeared, leaving behind desperate families who hope, at best, that their loved ones are serving prison sentences that the government does not acknowledge” [27]

The Associated Press reported last year:

“Under Mubarak, tens of thousands of political prisoners were detained under emergency laws that expired last week after 31 years in force.”[28] An Egyptian rights group declared,
“Torture is the official state policy and not only the responsibility of an officer here or there. The same torture practices were repeatedly used in detention centres… including ‘beatings, flogging, burning with lit cigarette butts, rape threats, covering eyes, stripping the detainees naked… Sexual abuse and rape were common, particularly in fighting Islamists such as the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood,’”[29]

During those dark times, Susan Fayyad, director for the Nadim Center for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence, declared,
“Torture in Egyptian police station is regular, systematic, and widespread. Every person who walks into a police station risks falling victim of torture.”[30]

And Both Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch admitted that torture was rampant under Mubarak.[31]

The Neo-Bolsheviks financially supported torture in Egypt

Mubarak– just “chilling” in jail.
Yet Newsweek reported that the Obama administration gave Egypt $1.5 billion in 2010.[32] The New York Times reported the same thing.[33] Why? Because the Mubarak regime “supports America’s pro-Israel policies, especially by helping Israel maintain its stranglehold on Gaza.”[34]
In other words, Mubarak was paid by the neo-Bolsheviks in America to do Zionism’s dirty work.
Mubarak himself was reported to have amassed somewhere between 40 to 70 billion dollars over a period of thirty years. Amaney Jamal of Princeton notes that “There was a lot of corruption in this regime and stifling of public resources for personal gain.”[35]

Mubarak also “had close relations” with Israeli Prime ministers “Yitzhak Rabin and Benjamin Netanyahu.”[36] After Mubarak eventually left his political dictatorship, Benjamin Netanyahu and the Israeli government even offered him political asylum.[37]

When the Egyptian people finally rose up to challenge the Mubarak regime in January 2111, an incident which led to a public demonstration,[38] Jewish historian David Cesarani declares:

“The outcome of a Tiananmen Square-style crackdown is desirable and is predictable.”[39]

Just in case you don’t remember what a Tiananmen crackdown actually is, it is a military crackdown where civilians and peaceful demonstrators can be brutally and severally beaten and clubbed to death. This was what happened in China in 1989 when the government massacred protestors.[40]