PRELUDE TO DICTATORSHIP?

TheAssault on Trade Unions and Voting Rights, Defiance of the Electorate, and Incessant, Deceptive Propaganda

Is this the final countdown to the end, or is it still possible for the power pendulum to swing to the Democrats? It should be kept in mind that the Church of Rome has it representatives and influence in both parties. Furthermore, there is the paradox that right-wing Catholics are in the ascendancy now; but USCCB favors a concept of "Solidarity" (The Origins of the Concept of Solidarity) that leans Democratic. In this context the following quotation is applicable:

"What the Jesuit Order is for the left wing of the Roman Catholic Church, Opus Dei is for its right wing. (Hegelian politics at its finest, for the Roman Catholic Church cannot lose if it has strong ties with both ends of the political spectrum!)" (From Opus Dei in the USA)

This statement is correct; nevertheless for years the Republicans have been building a foundation by legislation and gerrymandering of electoral districts on which they can progress to absolute power against the will of the majority of the electorate, and the controlling influence has been Roman Catholic. The Popes do not favor the majority rule of democracy. (Cf. God’s law, not majority rule, guarantees democracy and rights, says Pope.)

The plan to impose dictatorship on America is evident in the following actions, and it is conceived by Roman Catholic and allied multi-millionaires and billionaires:

ASSAULT ON TRADE UNIONS

Michigan Adopts the ALEC Model for Diminishing Democracy ("The ideas, the outlines and the words themselves came from the American Legislative Exchange Council, the right-wing “bill mill” that produces “model legislation” at the behest of Koch Industries, Rupert Murdoch’s NewsCorp, ExxonMobil and the corporate cabal that is always looking to “buy” states.")

THE KOCH BROTHERS

Wherever visible the billionaire Koch brothers' "fingerprints" are on the negative side of democratic values. They are Roman Catholics (Charles G. Koch; David H. Koch) This statement must be qualified for Charles Koch.  Originally the above link identified his religion; but no longer. However, he is "joined at the hip," figuratively speaking, with his brother David Koch in the political agenda that they promote. (Cf. The Koch Brothers, ALEC and the Savage Assault on Democracy; Koch Brothers Win, Democracy Loses: Michigan Passes ‘Right To Work,’ Governor Will Sign)

RUPERT MURDOCH

On the NEWSCORP SCANDAL page of this website there is acceptance of reports that Rupert Murdich was born and is a Roman Catholic. This appears to be factually incorrect (Cf. RUPERT MURDOCH AND ROMAN CATHOLICISM,) but the evidence is overwhelming that he is deeply involved in the Roman Catholic agenda. (Cf. Editorial: Another threat to democracy; Fox News and the Journalism Trust Deficit: Is Mainstream Media a Threat to Our Democracy?)

The following is a part of the apparent agenda to undermine democracy and pave the way for dictatorial governance:

Michigan's assault on labor: Elections have consequences ("And let it be a reminder to Democrats that, as giddy as they may feel about the 2012 presidential results, and about their party's gains in the U.S Senate, the reality is far more sobering. Thanks to the 2010 midterm elections, the GOP is still thriving at the state level. Witness the political bomb that was just detonated in Michigan."

Right-To-Work Laws: A GOP Assault on Unions ("RTW states generally vote Republican while non-RTW states generally vote Democrat.

RTW is also a potent political symbol, causing serious adverse financial consequences for unions. The Democratic Party receives significant support from organized labor, who supply a great deal of the money, grass roots political organization, and voting base in support of the party. Thus, RTW is not only an assault on unions, but also on the Democratic Party, who rely on labor for support.")

The campaign against the Unions is nationwide in scope, and accompanied by clever propaganda (It is probably not just a coincidence that the word "propaganda" originated in the Roman Catholic Church - Propaganda; Making America Catholic):

Republicans Won’t Stop Their Assault on Unions Until Every State is Right-to-Work

Seventh-day Adventists are understandably conflicted about a robust trade union movement, because of their predicted role in agitating for Sunday legislation. Therefore, what are we to make of the current weakened state of trade unions in the United States. This question has been examined, and the following is a thought-provoking analysis:

Another Look at Labor Unions - Should the Church revise its historic view ("Thoughtful, faithful Adventists should always be clear analysts of their times, alert to the ways in which inspired counsel relates to changing world situations. With world crises evolving at an ever more rapid pace, believers will look to the future to witness whether Ellen White's oft-repeated warnings against labor unions were primarily intended for her own age or should continue to be a subject of deep concern for modern Adventists. As with many of God's warnings given through His prophetic messengers through the centuries, it is at least possible that Ellen White's labor union forecast was conditional prophecy, and that changing times and social attitudes could make it less applicable to our era." (The answer may be in this counsel, “Regarding the testimonies, nothing is ignored; nothing is cast aside; but time and place must be considered. . . ."(1SM 57.2; emphasis added.)

We are faced with one of two alternatives in interpreting Ellen G. White's predictions about trade unions in the final conflict. The prophecies may indeed have been conditional, as clearly was the case with her prophecies of Christ's imminent Second Coming at the turn of the 19th-20th centuries. The prophecies were true; but as she stated in 1901, "We may have to remain here in this world because of insubordination many more years, as did the children of Israel, but for Christ's sake, His people should not add sin to sin by charging God with the consequence of their own wrong course of action. (M-184-1901)" This change of God's purpose was fulfilled; but we now know that the remaining time for this world's history must be short. (Cf. Jerusalem in Bible Prophecy.)

Therefore, the second alternative could be a sudden and rapid change in the balance of political power in this nation in every branch and at every level of government. We cannot rule out that possibility. There is a developing backlash against the overreach of Republican legislation and the excessive influence of the "1%" in the body politic. Democrats could sweep into power across the board, and trade unions could experience a revival of membership. This seems to be unlikely; but we should keep in mind the advice of Elder James White, "Fulfilled prophecy may be understood by the Bible student. Prophecy is history in advance. He can compare history with prophecy and find a complete fit as the glove to the hand, it having been made for it. But in exposition of unfulfilled prophecy, where the history is not written, the student should put forth his propositions with not too much positiveness, lest he find himself straying in the field of fancy.” (Review and Herald, Nov. 29, 1877; emphasis added.) The problem with current events in this period of earth's history is that we will not have the luxury of time to analyze the history once the final events are upon us. Present watchfulness is an absolute necessity.

ASSAULT ON VOTING RIGHTS

Restrictive Laws

After the 2010 mid-term elections and leading up to the 2012 presidential election, there has been a spate of legislation in Republican-controlled States designed to make it more difficult to exercise the right to vote. Some of this legislation was overturned by the Courts, but other legislation has only been delayed in implementation. An astonishing aspect of such legislative action has been the open admission of legislators that the purpose was and is to ensure the election of Republicans - Everything you need to know about the Pennsylvania voter ID fight (". . .Video surfaces of state House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R) saying, at a gathering of Pennsylvania Republicans the previous weekend, that the law would help them carry the state at the presidential level. “Voter ID, which is going to allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania: done,” Turzai said while listing his party’s accomplishments. This was a problem because the GOP says they are necessary to prevent voter fraud — not for partisan political gain.")

How the GOP’s War on Voting Backfired.

Restrictive laws: an assault on democracy and voter rights

A State of Emergency on Voting Rights

Gerrymandering

As a result of the 2010 mid-term elections, Republicans surged into control of State legislatures and governorships. They immediately set about passing laws consistent with the Church of Rome's agenda AND to take advantage of the power to manipulate electoral districts after the 2010 census - Gerrymandering. For the future, time and the tide of prophetic events are against the Democrats - Why Did the Republicans Win the House?;Senate, House Democrats face tough election fundamentals in 2014

Ignoring the Will of the People

For a long time it has been obvious that the Republican Party ignores public opinion (How much longer can Republicans ignore public opinion?.)  This is so on virtually every major public policy issue. Now, in a remarkable display of contempt for the majority of voters, the Republican Legislature and Governor of Michigan have re-legislated a law that the voters overturned just over a month previously. Why the boldness? Restrictive voting laws and gerrymandering may provide a major part of the answer. There is no longer any respect for the democratic process; and this is accompanied by apparent confidence that voter suppression and gerrymandering will ensure continuing Republican domination in State houses. Michigan Rejects Emergency Managers for Troubled Cities; Michigan Lawmakers Approve New Emergency Manager Law

We cannot afford to ignore these assaults on democracy in the face of a gathering storm of end-time events.

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