Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Overview of the September 2016 Issue of PCG's Philadelphia Trumpet

It has recently been reported by Exit and Support Network that PCG has made their infamous "no contact" policy even more onerous and restrictive than it was already was before. And now PCG has released another issue of their recruitment magazine. Let's have a look and see what they say at this time.

The issue opens with a vile cover made to incite Islamophobic feelings. PCG very often demonizes Muslims and tells people to be scared of Muslims. It is very rare that any Muslim individual is portrayed in PCG's writings as simply normal people with feelings, concerns and hobbies like anyone else. Instead Muslims are crudely stereotyped as violent terrorists. One wonders how many Muslim individuals PCG's 1% have ever actually met and associated with?

Note how only locations in Europe and America are highlighted in red. This implies that the terrorist attacks elsewhere are of less concern to the makers of this recruitment magazine and testifies to their patronizing assumption that the audience will agree with this assessment of those terrorist attacks.

This is one reason why PCG's 1% are able to order their followers to shun family members. The followers have been taught that other people outside PCG are threats such as Muslims, Germans, the Chinese government, etc, are to be feared so the PCG members are less attentive to any threat to their interests and lives from PCG's 1%.

The circulation for this issue is listed as 282,121.

The editors are listed as Gerald Flurry, Stephen Flurry, Joel Hilliker, Brad MacDonald, Richard Palmer, Robert Morley, Jeremiah Jacques, Dennis Leap and Phillip Nice.

Gerald Flurry has yet another race baiting article insinuating that African Americans will soon launch a wave of violence against the white majority all over the United States. Somehow. This once again promotes PCG's false prophecy of "race war."

Richard Palmer exploits the various terrorist attacks connected with the terrorists and murderers of ISIL to scare monger that PCG's prophecies will soon be fulfilled. That is nonsense.

Palmer also suggests France or Europe needs to throw Muslims into walled off ghettos.
Even now, amid an immigration crisis spiked with horrifying outbursts of terrorism, giving up free ideals for safety remains anathema to modern Europe. But what other choice does it have? Marseilles, Brussels and Barcelona are all about one third Muslim. Malmö, Amsterdam, Stockholm and Rotterdam are about a quarter Muslim. Muslims heavily populate big cities across Europe. Literally walling off these populations would be difficult; it would prove much harsher to local Muslims than Israel’s West Bank barrier, and it would literally run massive divides through the land of liberté, egalité and fraternité. (p. 6.)
That is a vile and shocking thing to say. What a frightening attitude of anti-Muslim bigotry such words expose. This vile proposal really shows the extremist nature of PCG. What filthy words they are. Shame on Palmer for saying such a frightful, bigoted and Islamophobic thing. What if he said such a thing about Jews or African Americans? It is inexcusable.

And shame on the editors of this recruitment magazine, namely Gerald Flurry, Stephen Flurry, Joel Hilliker, Brad MacDonald, Richard Palmer, Robert Morley, Jeremiah Jacques, Dennis Leap and Phillip Nice, for allowing these dreadful words to be published.

Palmer also scare mongers that Germany has various military forces. Germany is simply not able to conquer the United States as so many within the COGs insist will happen. It is nonsense.

Jeremiah Jacques has an article scare mongering about doctors supposedly being reluctant to undergo medical treatment when they near the end of their lives. Armstrongism has a long and shameful history of promoting deadly anti-medicine superstitions. PCG continues to teach this doctrine of death to this day as may be seen in Gerald Flurry's booklet, The Last Hour.

Brent Nagtegaal has an article complaining that the attempted military coup in Turkey had failed.

Jorg Mardian gives some advice on how to get healthy food.

Joel Hilliker has a little article saying people outside of PCG are inclined to be sinful.

The Infographic insists that Black Lives Matter activists are wrong in saying that African Americans need to be protected from police brutality. It appears that PCG's leaders are unmoved at African Americans' cries for protection from violence and their political mobilization to peacefully advance their interests through political participation and social activism like any other group of people.

Christopher Eames has an article insisting that China is conquering New Zealand. It is accompanied with a ridiculous illustration by Gary Dorning of a panda eating a New Zealand flag. Pandas are not generally portrayed as threatening.

David Vejil has an article scare mongering that China may become a superpower.
... we forecast that it will play a major role in waging economic war that will devastate America. (p. 22.)
Even though PCG says Europe will conquer the United States they still wish to appeal to those who fear China as well.

The selection from their indoctrination course insists that there will be no peace until Christ returns.

Joel Hilliker gives advice on how to remember things.

Phillip Nice complains about the political system in the United States.

And so PCG once again has produced a magazine designed to keep their members in awe of PCG's 1% and to reinforce the implanted conviction that PCG's various prophecies will soon finally occur just in time to introduce further attempts to get PCG members to shun even more people and keep PCG members even more isolated from mainstream society than they already are.

(Update: August 12. Links to the issue under discussion have been added. Like every other issue it has a WorldWatch article and a SocietyWatch article. The last page of this issue also promotes Gerald Flurry's newly released booklet, Great Again.)

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