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30 years ago, Jacob Rothschild predicted a global currency by 2018

On March 6, 1991, in a speech to Congress then-President George H. W Bush famously and very prematurely declared the beginning of a “new world order” following the Gulf War — the U.S.-led expulsion of Iraqi forces from Kuwait:

“Now, we can see a new world coming into view. A world in which there is the very real prospect of a new world order…. A world where the United Nations, freed from cold war stalemate, is poised to fulfill the historic vision of its founders. A world in which freedom and respect for human rights find a home among all nations.”

Three years before in 1988, in an essay in The Economist (which is partly owned by the Rothschild family), Lord Jacob Rothschild, now 82, predicted that in 2018 the world would be united under a single currency, the phoenix.

Under the global monetary union, called the “phoenix zone,” administered by a global central bank, national economic boundaries would dissolve. “Tight constraints” would be imposed on national governments, and there would be no national monetary policy. In effect, nation-states would lose their economic sovereignty, supplanted by a global government — a new world order — in fact if not in name.

Thanks to The Free Thought Project, below is an excerpt from Jacob Rothschild’s article, “Ready for the Phoenix,” The Economist, January 9, 1988, pp. 9-10.

Ready for the Phoenix

Thirty years from now, Americans, Japanese, Europeans, and people in many other rich countries, and some relatively poor ones will probably be paying for their shopping with the same currency. Prices will be quoted not in dollars, yen or D-marks but in, let’s say, the phoenix. The phoenix will be favoured by companies and shoppers because it will be more convenient than today’s national currencies, which by then will seem a quaint cause of much disruption to economic life in the last twentieth century.

At the beginning of 1988 this appears an outlandish prediction. Proposals for eventual monetary union proliferated five and ten years ago, but they hardly envisaged the setbacks of 1987. The governments of the big economies tried to move an inch or two towards a more managed system of exchange rates – a logical preliminary, it might seem, to radical monetary reform. For lack of co-operation in their underlying economic policies they bungled it horribly, and provoked the rise in interest rates that brought on the stock market crash of October. These events have chastened exchange-rate reformers. The market crash taught them that the pretence of policy co-operation can be worse than nothing, and that until real co-operation is feasible (i.e., until governments surrender some economic sovereignty) further attempts to peg currencies will flounder.

The New World Economy

The biggest change in the world economy since the early 1970’s is that flows of money have replaced trade in goods as the force that drives exchange rates. as a result of the relentless integration of the world’s financial markets, differences in national economic policies can disturb interest rates (or expectations of future interest rates) only slightly, yet still call forth huge transfers of financial assets from one country to another. These transfers swamp the flow of trade revenues in their effect on the demand and supply for different currencies, and hence in their effect on exchange rates. As telecommunications technology continues to advance, these transactions will be cheaper and faster still. With unco-ordinated economic policies, currencies can get only more volatile.…

In all these ways national economic boundaries are slowly dissolving. As the trend continues, the appeal of a currency union across at least the main industrial countries will seem irresistible to everybody except foreign-exchange traders and governments.In the phoenix zone, economic adjustment to shifts in relative prices would happen smoothly and automatically, rather as it does today between different regions within large economies (a brief on pages 74-75 explains how.) The absence of all currency risk would spur trade, investment and employment.

The phoenix zone would impose tight constraints on national governments. There would be no such thing, for instance, as a national monetary policy. The world phoenix supply would be fixed by a new central bank, descended perhaps from the IMF. The world inflation rate – and hence, within narrow margins, each national inflation rate- would be in its charge. Each country could use taxes and public spending to offset temporary falls in demand, but it would have to borrow rather than print money to finance its budget deficit. With no recourse to the inflation tax, governments and their creditors would be forced to judge their borrowing and lending plans more carefully than they do today. This means a big loss of economic sovereignty, but the trends that make the phoenix so appealing are taking that sovereignty away in any case. Even in a world of more-or-less floating exchange rates, individual governments have seen their policy independence checked by an unfriendly outside world.

As the next century approaches, the natural forces that are pushing the world towards economic integration will offer governments a broad choice. They can go with the flow, or they can build barricades. Preparing the way for the phoenix will mean fewer pretended agreements on policy and more real ones. It will mean allowing and then actively promoting the private-sector use of an international money alongside existing national monies. That would let people vote with their wallets for the eventual move to full currency union. The phoenix would probably start as a cocktail of national currencies, just as the Special Drawing Right is today. In time, though, its value against national currencies would cease to matter, because people would choose it for its convenience and the stability of its purchasing power.…

The alternative – to preserve policymaking autonomy- would involve a new proliferation of truly draconian controls on trade and capital flows. This course offers governments a splendid time. They could manage exchange-rate movements, deploy monetary and fiscal policy without inhibition, and tackle the resulting bursts of inflation with prices and incomes polices. It is a growth-crippling prospect. Pencil in the phoenix for around 2018, and welcome it when it comes.

Writing for The Free Thought Project, Jay Syrmopoulos points out:

[I]t must be noted that the creation of a global currency would give an inordinate amount of geopolitical capital to unelected international bankers, and subsequently take power away from the citizens of each nation and their respective governmental representatives….

Control over a nation’s money supply is, for all intents and purposes, the lifeblood of a state’s sovereignty – without this independence, the state only exists in name but is subservient to supranational powers whose interests lie outside of domestic and national political/economic concerns.

“Give me control of a nation’s money supply, and I care not who makes its laws,” said Mayer Amschel Rothschild, founder of the Rothschild banking dynasty.

Although the Rothschild family now generally keep a very low public profile, they still have significant business operations across a wide spectrum of sectors. While you may not find any one particular Rothschild on the Forbes’ most rich list, the family is estimated to control $1 trillion dollars in assets across the globe, thus having a strong voice across the geopolitical spectrum that many perceive as a hidden hand manipulating events silently from behind a veil of secrecy and silence.

Of course, since it is 2018, we now know that Jacob Rothschild’s prediction of 30 years ago did not come true, thanks to the Revolt of the Deplorables who, in 2016, elected a man named Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency, whose campaign promise is to “make America great again” by putting America’s national interests first, which got him eternal enmity from the globalists.

Trump did exactly that in the just-concluded G-7 Summit in Toronto, Canada, in which he fought for fairer trade agreements for the United States, instead of continue the massive trade imbalances and deficits of previous U.S. presidents — to howls from our supposed French, German and Canadian “allies”.

See “Trump won’t endorse G7 statement,” New York Post, June 9, 2018.

God bless President Trump, the wrench in the Rothschilds’ and other globalists’ machinations for a one-world government!

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~Eowyn

11 years ago, Adrenochrome was featured in UK TV series ‘Lewis’

Last November, our Trail Dust published a post, “Adrenochrome and Elite Vampirism,” about AltMedia rumors of elites kidnapping children not just for pedophilia, but to kill them for adrenochrome.

Needless to say, ingesting a human’s adrenochrome is a form of cannibalism.

At the time, cautiously skeptical, I wrote this comment:

Adrenochrome is a chemical compound produced by the oxidation of adrenaline. (Oxidation is the loss of electrons during a reaction by a molecule, atom or ion.)

Every credible source I’ve read on adrenochrome says its effects may be hallucinogenic and psychotropic, and may trigger psychotic reactions such as thought disorder, derealization, and euphoria. Nothing on adrenochrome being rejuvenating or life-extending. Which then beggars the question of why the “elites” would consume adrenochrome.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adrenochrome
http://www.chemistrylearner.com/adrenochrome.html

Since the buying and selling of adrenochrome is legal in the United States (it can even be bought online here), the question must be asked why would the “elites” resort to killing children for it? . . .

And if adrenochrome indeed slows the aging process, you can be sure Big Pharma would have manufactured adrenochrome pills to sell to us.

Going by the decrepit appearances of Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, and George Soros, whatever “anti-aging” thing they’re ingesting sure isn’t working.

To which, Trail Dust responded:

My thesis is that the chase for a drug rush from adrenochrome is entirely separate from the quest for rejuvenation. I believe the desire for the fountain of youth is expressed in the evil harvesting of “long” telomeres from aborted or murdered children. And the lust for physical power is directly associated with harvested adrenochrome.

So we have a person in power seeking to reverse aging with baby telomeres, and we have a person seeking a thrill fulfilling it by drinking blood heavily infused with adrenochrome. Sometimes that’s the same person, sometimes the same sacrificed baby providing both substances.

When I was a little child, a friend and I stumbled into a trap set by evil local boys (one is still thought to be genuinely evil 50+ years later) in our neighborhood. We were walking through the woods near our homes when my friend was suddenly hoisted upside down into the air by a noose on his ankle. I immediately identified this as a death trap and burst out towards the nearest safety, which was my friend’s mother’s house. I have never been a super fast runner, even thought then and now I have been athletic. But at that moment my legs moved at seemingly supernatural speed. The enemy kid chasing me could have easily caught me under normal circumstances, but my speed at that moment was beyond anything I have ever experienced. Now, think of a Hollywood actor or producer finding access to a sip of blood from my adrenal gland at that moment of maximal terror at a very young age (I think I was about 7 years old); think of nearly unlimited physical speed for a flight or ferocity for a fight.

People without a good conscience might accept the moral evil for the personal gain. And all that is still separate from the seeking of power through devils by committing the sacrifice of children (the very spiritual crime that finally brought the wrath of God down on the jews).

And my response:

Since it is legal to buy and sell adrenochrome in the U.S. (you can even buy it online), then why the need to obtain adrenochrome by killing children? That makes no sense.

It turns out that eleven years ago, long before Andrenochrome became the stuff of AltMedia chatter, the drug was featured in second episode of Season One of the TV series, Lewis, which was first aired in Britain on February 18, 2007. [Inspector] Lewis is a spin-off from the popular Inspector Morse series.

In Episode Two, “Whom the Gods Would Destroy,” written by Danny Boyle,  beginning at about the 1:16:50 mark, DI Lewis and DS Hathaway were searching a suspect’s apartment, in a case concerning the murders of two members of an Oxford University club from 30 years ago — the Sons of the Twice Born (a reference to the Greek god Dionysius). Those murders harken back to the murder of a prostitute 30 years ago by the Oxford club.

In the suspect’s apartment, Hathaway found a note-pad with the imprint of the word “Adrenochrome”.

Hathaway explains: “It’s a drug, a very special drug found in a very special place. To harvest adrenochrome, you have to go to Hell itself. You’ve got to murder for it.

The scene then cuts to Lewis and Hathaway interrogating the female suspect.

Lewis: “Do you know what adrenochrome is? . . . Adrenochrome is a drug, Tina. And Platt and his crew (referring to the Oxford students club), they thought drugs could work wonders for them, couldn’t get enough of them. And how they wanted to try adrenochrome, but try it in its purest form which, myth has it, gives the highest of highs. But the thing about it is, in its purest form adrenochrome comes from the human adrenal gland. When you remove that, the donor dies.

It is said that director Stanley Kubrick’s death, at age 70, from a massive heart attack on March 7, 1999, mere days after submitting a final cut to Warner Brothers of his last movie, Eyes Wide Shut, was the Illuminati’s retribution for Kubrick revealing their secrets in the movie. (See “Eyes Wide Shut: Occult Symbolism“)

Here’s a video showing the Illuminati symbology employed by Kubrick in Eyes Wide Shut:

Kubrick was not being far-fetched.

In my November 2012 post, “There really are sex orgies of the global elite,” I quoted the New York Times — that the criminal charges against former IMF managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn:

“offered a keyhole view into a clandestine practice in certain powerful circles of French society: secret soirees with lawyers, judges, police officials, journalists and musicians that start with a fine meal and end with naked guests and public sex with multiple partners. […]

The exclusive orgies called “parties fines” — lavish Champagne affairs costing around $13,000 each — were organized as a roving international circuit from Paris to Washington by businessmen seeking to ingratiate themselves with Mr. Strauss-Kahn.”

Then there’s that sinister 1972 masked ball thrown by the Rothchilds in the UK. Among the creepy pics of the ball is this photo of a table centerpiece comprised of mutilated baby dolls. Was that a hint at child sacrifice?

If Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut indeed is fact-based, then we have reason to suspect that the reference to adrenochrome in the Lewis episode “Whom the Gods Would Destroy” is also fact-based.

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~Eowyn

Why is Vatican secretary of state at 2018 Bilderberg Conference?

The secretive and elitist Bilderberg group are meeting (June 7-10) as we speak at the NH Lingotto hotel in Turin, Italy.

According to RT’s Adrian Salbuchi, Bilderberg is a key group within the Global Power Network — organizations, clubs, lobbies and groups sharing common economic, financial, social and (geo)political objectives in the Globalist Agenda. The Network includes the New York-based Council on Foreign Relations (long-term geopolitical planners), its London-based sister entity Royal Institute of International Affairs (aka “Chatham House”), RAND Corp., CSIS, the American Enterprise Institute (strategic affairs specialists), Tavistock Institute in London (mass psychology research), the Carnegie Endowment, and the Trilateral Commission “umbrella” entity (founded in 1973 by Rockefeller / Morgan / Rothschild interests, geared to coordinating the Americas, Europe and the East). These think-tanks in turn interact with consultancies like Kissinger Associates, The Carlyle Group (specializing in oil strategies and having the Bush, Bin Laden and Baker families as key shareholders), and Trilateralist Claus Schwab’s World Economic Forum.

The Bilderberg group is neither an organization nor a lobby: Its only activity is its annual conference, described on its official website as:

Since its inaugural meeting in 1954, Bilderberg has been an annual forum for informal discussions, designed to foster dialogue between Europe and North America. Every year, between 120-150 political leaders and experts from industry, finance, academia and the media are invited to take part in the meeting. About two thirds of the participants come from Europe and the rest from North America; one third from politics and government and the rest from other fields. The meeting is a forum for informal discussions about megatrends and major issues facing the world. The meetings are held under the Chatham House Rule, which states that participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s) nor of any other participant may be revealed. Thanks to the private nature of the meeting, the participants are not bound by the conventions of their office or by pre-agreed positions. As such, they can take time to listen, reflect and gather insights. There is no detailed agenda, no resolutions are proposed, no votes are taken, and no policy statements are issued.

Note that “religion” is not among the groups represented at the annual Bilderberg meetings.

So it is most curious that the attendants at this year’s Bilderberg conference include the Secretary of State of the Vatican, Cardinal Pietro Parolin — as indicated in the meeting’s list of participants. The Vatican is the papal government of the Catholic Church.

No other religious group was invited — no Protestant or Muslim or Buddhist or . . . . Nor, to my knowledge, has an official of a religious group ever been a participant at Bilderberg meetings.

Norvos Ordo Watch points out that as the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin is Pope Francis’ right-hand man, second only to Francis in terms of importance and influence in the Vatican.

This is the first time, as far as we know, that an official of the Catholic Church has been invited to participate in a Bilderberg meeting. In a post covering this news story, Leo Zagami writes that “some say [Parolin] will deliver a secret message written by Pope Francis to his minions”.

This year’s Bilderberg Conference includes these U.S. participants:

  1. Altman, Roger C. (USA), Founder and Senior Chairman, Evercore
  2. Baker, James H. (USA), Director, Office of Net Assessment, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  3. Burns, William J. (USA), President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  4. Burwell, Sylvia M. (USA), President, American University
  5. Cohen, Jared (USA), Founder and CEO, Jigsaw at Alphabet Inc.
  6. Cook, Charles (USA), Political Analyst, The Cook Political Report
  7. Fallows, James (USA), Writer and Journalist
  8. Ferguson, Jr., Roger W. (USA), President and CEO, TIAA
  9. Ferguson, Niall (USA), Milbank Family Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
  10. Fischer, Stanley (USA), Former Vice-Chairman, Federal Reserve; Former Governor, Bank of Israel
  11. Goldstein, Rebecca (USA), Visiting Professor, New York University
  12. Hickenlooper, John (USA), Governor of Colorado
  13. Hobson, Mellody (USA), President, Ariel Investments LLC
  14. Hoffman, Reid (USA), Co-Founder, LinkedIn; Partner, Greylock Partners
  15. Horowitz, Michael C. (USA), Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania
  16. Hwang, Tim (USA), Director, Harvard-MIT Ethics and Governance of AI Initiative
  17. Jacobs, Kenneth M. (USA), Chairman and CEO, Lazard
  18. Karp, Alex (USA), CEO, Palantir Technologies
  19. Kissinger, Henry A. (USA), Chairman, Kissinger Associates Inc.
  20. Kleinfeld, Klaus (USA), CEO, NEOM
  21. Kotkin, Stephen (USA), Professor in History and International Affairs, Princeton University
  22. Kravis, Henry R. (USA), Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, KKR
  23. Kravis, Marie-Josée (USA), Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute; President, American Friends of Bilderberg
  24. Makan, Divesh (USA), CEO, ICONIQ Capital
  25. Mead, Walter Russell (USA), Distinguished Fellow, Hudson Institute
  26. Micklethwait, John (USA), Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg LP
  27. Moyo, Dambisa F. (USA), Global Economist and Author
  28. Mundie, Craig J. (USA), President, Mundie & Associates
  29. Neven, Hartmut (USA), Director of Engineering, Google Inc.
  30. Noonan, Peggy (USA), Author and Columnist, The Wall Street Journal
  31. Petraeus, David H. (USA), Chairman, KKR Global Institute
  32. ring, Benjamin (USA), Co-Founder and Managing Director, Center for the Future of Work
  33. Rubin, Robert E. (USA), Co-Chairman Emeritus, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Treasury Secretary
  34. Sadjadpour, Karim (USA), Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  35. Schadlow, Nadia (USA), Former Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy
  36. Summers, Lawrence H. (USA), Charles W. Eliot University Professor, Harvard University
  37. Thiel, Peter (USA), President, Thiel Capital
  38. Turpin, Matthew (USA), Director for China, National Security Council

H/t FOTM‘s stlonginus

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Update (June 10):

This video by Truthstream Media says this year’s Bilderberg is a harbinger of war:

H/t FOTM‘s Stovepipe

~Eowyn

Brexit betrayed: UK must obey EU laws and open borders until 2020

Brexit is short for Britain’s Exit from the European Union (EU).

On June 23, 2016, in a referendum on Brexit with a 72.2% turnout, 51.9% of the participating United Kingdom (UK) electorate voted to leave the EU.

On March 29, 2017, London invoked Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union, according to which the UK is due to leave the EU two years later, on March 29, 2019.

But Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party government has sold out the British people who’d voted for Brexit. The extent of her betrayal is revealed in a new agreement between the UK and the EU.

New World Order

Oliver J J Lane reports for Breitbart that in a joint press conference in Brussels on March 19, 2018, Britain’s David Davis and EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, a Frenchman, unveiled a “legal text which constitutes a decisive step” towards a final agreement on Brexit.

According to this agreement:

(1) The UK will agree to follow all EU rules for years after the official Brexit of March 2019, under the guise of a “transition period” that will last until 2022.

(2) Although the UK will follow all EU rules until 2022, the UK has no power to challenge or make decisions on those rules because, as Barnier put it: “The United Kingdom will no longer participate in EU decision-making processes because after the 30th of March 2019 you will no longer be a member state [of the EU]…. Nonetheless, [the UK] . . . will be required to respect all European rules just like member states do.”

(3) During the transition period, the UK will have no control over immigration, but will keep its borders open to all EU citizens, who will have full rights forever, under a “new resident status” that gives those immigrants “legal certainty.”

(4) During the transition period, Britain will not take back control of its fisheries from the EU. The proportion of fish that UK fishermen are allowed to catch from their own waters will remain the same. This capitulation especially is bad news for fisheries and communities in Northern Ireland. Perversely, UK negotiator David Davis praised this capitulation as “protecting the interests of the United Kingdom’s fishing community”.

~Eowyn

The ‘You’re my bitch’ Caption Contest

This is the 171st world-famous FOTM Caption Contest!

Here’s the pic:

Sir Evelyn de Rothschild pokes Prince Charles

About the pic: Prince Charles speaks with billionaire Sir Evelyn de Rothschild during a reception at Clarence House on March 26, 2015 in London, England. Rothschild and his wife Lynn are pals of the Clintons. (Source: Getty Images)

You know the drill:

  • Enter the contest by submitting your caption as a comment on this thread (scroll down until you see the “LEAVE A REPLY” box), not via email or on Facebook.
  • The winner of the Caption Contest will get a gorgeous Award Certificate of Excellence and a year’s free subscription to FOTM! :D
  • FOTM writers will vote for the winner.
  • Any captions proffered by FOTM writers, no matter how brilliant (ha ha), will not be considered. :(

This contest will be closed in a week, at the end of next Tuesday, March 13, 2018.

To get the contest going, here’s my caption, borrowed from an Internet meme, so that this caption be ineligible for the contest:

If you can poke Prince Charles in the chest like he’s your bitch, then you may be a Rothschild.

For the winner of our last Caption Contest, go here.

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~Eowyn

DOW drops 666 points after FISA memo release

Ever since Donald Trump assumed the presidency, the U.S. stock markets have been going gangbusters.

Just 16 days ago, on January 17, the Dow Jones industrial average surged more than 300 points to close above 26,000 for the first time in its 121-year history.

And yet yesterday, the Dow Jones industrial average plummeted 665.75 or 666 points to 25,520.96, the biggest one-day points drop in ten years, since Dec. 1, 2008 or the beginning of the Great Recession.

Kevin Dugan reports for the New York Post, Feb. 2, 2018, that “Stock markets had their worst day on Friday since the dawn of the Great Recession, as fears mounted that the Federal Reserve may be forced to act more aggressively to cool down an economy that’s heating up faster than investors expected.”

On a percentage basis, yesterday’s 2.5% drop in the Dow was the biggest since the day after the UK voted to exit the European Union — an event that sent markets in a free-fall the world over.

Prudential Financial chief market strategist Quincy Krosby said:

“We all know that many bull markets have ended by the Federal Reserve as they raise the rates to the point of slowing the economy down perhaps too much. It’s come on quickly and it caught the market off guard.”

Blah, blah, blah.

Krosby neglected, however, to inform you that yesterday, the Federal Reserve had met and decided AGAINST raising interest rates.

Dow’s steep fall yesterday was not a reaction to bad economic news. On the contrary, the U.S. had added 200,000 jobs in January, and wages rose 2.9%.

So what happened yesterday that could have triggered the largest stock market plunge in ten years?

The House Intelligence Committee’s release of the infamous FISA memo, which reveals how the Obama Administration, on the basis of an unverified “dossier” prepared by a former British spook known to be biased against Donald Trump, abused the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to get a court warrant to conduct electronic surveillance on a Trump advisor. As some had intimated, the contents of the memo should lead to not just the firing of senior FBI-DOJ officials, but their imprisonment.

See “Full FISA Memo released!!!

So who engineered yesterday’s stock market plunge?

On January 3, 2017, responding to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow‘s description of  Trump as “taking these shots, antagonisms, taunting the intelligence community,” Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said something quite ominous:

“Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday of getting back at you. So, even for a practical, supposedly hard-nosed businessman, he’s [Trump] being really dumb to do this.”

Two days later, on January 5, 2017, former Sen. Rand Paul observed that Schumer “is speaking the truth there — better watch out. I think Trump knows about it. That’s why he has private security.” Paul said Trump “will have problems achieving” reform of the intelligence agencies “because there’s so many obstacles and he won’t know who really represents the CIA unless he is well attuned to the deep state because the real orders and assassinations” are given to the CIA by the deep state.

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~Eowyn

On supporting John McCain in the 2008 election

We knew Obama was a monster. He made it clear in his personal Mein Kampf, “Dreams From My Father.”

Many also knew McCain was a flawed candidate. He was very hostile to Christian organizations and to many other conservatives.

We watched McCain and his people do everything they could to undermine McCain’s running mate, Sarah Palin. As impossible as it seemed, one could conclude that McCain was deliberately giving the nation to a leftist dictator.

How I prayed and wearied myself in intercessions before the Lord to force through answered prayer the election to go to the Republicans. I got to the point where, if you could see my spirit man, I was tattered and ragged.

Then the Holy Spirit turned my mind toward one Bible verse, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

I quickly searched it out online and found Psalm 46 verse 10. So I read the whole psalm a few times, taking in the message. The psalm speaks of trusting the Lord in the midst of upheaval. “Nations are in uproar. Kingdoms fall. He lifts His voice, the earth melts.”

God was clearly telling me to relax my white knuckled grip on the election, and lean back into His arms in complete trust that He has it all under control. Since that time I have frequently returned to that psalm as a source of faith in our turbulent days.

John McCain supporting ISIS

In 2008 I knew McCain was not a person I would choose in a positive way, but simply a lesser of 2 evils. However, now that we have hindsight, it is plain to see McCain was much more poisonous than I had thought. In that same era, I also trusted the Bush family.

Lesson:

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.”
– Proverbs 3:5-6

Right now we seem to be in the midst of a news blackout. Huge things are happening, but not being reported in the MSM. And we don’t know which sources can be trusted to be truthful and accurate in alternative media.

Now more than ever we must trust God.

“Be still, and know…”