Thursday, November 24, 2016

Mark Armstrong Complains Again

Mark Armstrong has yet another weekly update released. It is yet another concoction of complaints, fear of immigrants, Muslims, gays, transgender people, left wing students, He complains about those who did not vote for Trump and scare mongers that the anti-Trump protests are but a prelude to something far worse.
Half of the population of the United States is up in arms over the results of the recent presidential election, at least that is what mainstream news coverage is trying to convey.  Nearly two weeks after the results were announced, the anger and resentment is still palpable.  CNN anchors and some of their panelists express a steady stream of outrage that people have been “offended” and “insulted” by statements or actions of the president-elect or his top appointees and advisors.  (If they're insulted and offended now, wait until pro-American policies begin to be introduced in early 2017.)  There's a good chance that current outbursts on live television and big demonstrations in major cities and universities are a mere rehearsal for what lies ahead.
He describes possible moves by the Trump Administration as "pro-American policies" implying that American leftists are somehow not supportive of America.

He gleefully notes how some Americans are distressed at Trump's victory. He could choose to offer advice to such people and be kind and comforting to them. He does not do so.

This section also originally contained a link to an article from Breitbart Media, a far right media outlet that has gained more attention due to the involvement of its former boss, Steven Bannon, with the Trump campaign.
Dozens of universities are choked with protesters.  We've heard reports of universities holding “cry-ins,” distributing coloring books and Play Doh, even supplying therapy dogs to change the subject and lighten the atmosphere for students traumatized by the shock of their election loss.  Some of these stories seemed too unbelievable to take seriously, but a little research showed that they've been reported by a slew of believable sources.  It also showed something else, and that is that puppies and therapy dogs have been walked up and down the halls of Congress, visiting the offices of crestfallen representatives who were either defeated in their bids to retain office or were suffering the shock of Madam Clinton's catastrophe.
Then he scare mongers about Chancellor Merkel to say that she is continuing to plot some sort of "globalist" conspiracy. (Whatever he means by that.) He approvingly talks of parties "that resent the loss of their heritage, culture and their streets to Muslim immigrants." One wonders how are Europeans losing their heritage and culture exactly? And why does he only talk about Muslim immigrants as though they are the only problematic people worth addressing?
Meanwhile the current president is in Germany visiting with his political soul-mate, Angela Merkel of Germany and a slew of EU heads of state.  They're trying to figure out a strategy to rescue their “globalist” agenda amid the populist uprising that brought about Britain's vote to leave the European Union, the election of a pro-American president, and the rise of numerous parties and movements across Europe that resent the loss of their heritage, culture and their streets to Muslim immigrants.  What is the “globalist” agenda?  If you look it up you'll find it described as a conspiracy theory, and some have obviously driven themselves over the edge on the subject.
Some have driven themselves over the edge over this supposed globalist agenda? What does those words mean?

He then insists that climate change is not happening and complains about accepting refugees and asylum seekers.
But some aspects are undeniable.  Is there any doubt that recent and current leaders all over the world have pushed the panic button over the highly suspect theory of global warming?  Have they not arm-twisted or bribed nearly every developed nation and third world backwater into signing pledges that would bind them to “carbon emission” limits for ever and ever?  Have they not spoken as if with a single voice (following pope Francis' lead) that refugees and “asylum seekers” even from the most terror wracked hotbeds, are now the primary “Christian” responsibility?  Have they not doubled down on so-called “discrimination” against the “rights” of every conceivable nut-case and mutant? 
He then insists that Christians like himself are being persecuted.
We all have to wonder what lies ahead.  Numerous entities and institutions have enacted all manner of “politically correct” rules and policies that have led to firings and public shaming of anyone ignorant enough to say, post a verse of scripture, deny global warming or utter a sentiment or word deemed defamatory to someone's “gender orientation” or whatever.  You don't suppose it might become safe again for councilors or military chaplains to refer to God's Word as guidance sometime in the near future?  No doubt there will be howls of “Christian bigotry” and discrimination against people who are insulted by the very concept that anyone would actually believe in God or the sanctity of His Word.
He scare mongers that Muslims among the refugees are calling for the overthrow of Western civilization. He accuses Muslim immigrants of being "unruly". There seems to be little regard that these people are desperate and many of them had fled the cataclysmic war that has been raging there since 2011.
Europe is festooned with would-be, wannabe terrorists and we've got more than our share now in every state of the union.  They're preaching the overthrow of western civilization in the refugee camps across Europe.  That warning just came from a lady who's been volunteering to provide services to that population.  Great Britain is grappling with an unruly Muslim immigrant population, and facing a torrent of anger from leaders of the EU who set quotas for hundreds of thousands more to be brought in.
He ends his weekly update scare mongering that Europe will soon arise to conquer the United States just before Christ's return.
Loony, destructive and self-righteous as their dictates have been, another kind of authoritarian European coalition will be formed out of the ashes of the EU according to Bible prophecy.  It may come about due to economic necessity from the collapse of the euro, which many European observers see as a virtual certainty.  We may be glad to see some of these haughty buffoons brought down next year, as elections play out around the European continent.  But as history has shown, and the Bible predicts, the pendulum can swing way too far.
And so even though his preferred candidate had just won the presidential he gives his followers more doom and gloom.


  1. Never allow people to have hope. It's a tool of oppression.

  2. Why should we be shocked? The whole Armstrong family was crazy... not to mention, alcoholics. Let us hope his mother was not an alcoholic.

    Nevertheless, since his mother attempted suicide at least twice, let us hope he has not inherited depression, although, from his pronouncements, one could suspect that he has.

    Never ascribe to malice that which can be suitably explained by mental illness....

    1. What Mark doesn't realize is that as a president-elect takes office, two things happen. One is that he becomes a party to new, and deeper information than what had previously been available to him as he formulated his opinions. The second is that soon after he takes office, he discovers that he's got bosses that he had no idea existed, and these are the people who formulate agenda. These factors are why a president moves from right or left to a more centrist position as he learns his job. The same process would be affecting Bernie Sanders as he prepared to take office, had he won.

      One is forced to wonder. Are there a lot of social problems down there in Tyler, that would be causing Mark to write as he does about big city social ills? It always seemed like a quiet haven to me.


    2. Your right Bob. By now he has meet his 'owners'.

  3. From time to time I go to the ICG website, and Mark's commentary seems to be the only thing that has changed over the years. The last time I read Mark's spew, I had no idea what he was angry about.

    1. Hoss, perhaps has inherited the anger / warrior gene (a real thing) from his grandfather, Herbert Armstrong.

      The problem with these people who live in little towns is that they see the news, they look at the social media and it is so strange and foreign to them that they have no way to begin to comprehend the complexity and expansiveness of it all. They are overwhelmed by the mental noise, the high energy and the activity.

      It's quite a shock to those whose lives revolve around sitting on the back porch watching the grass grow.

      I've personally seen some of these (non-Armstrongist) Sabbath keeping churches of God in rural areas: They can't bear to see the influx of the city into their neighborhood and want the United States to revert to the 1940s or the latest, early 1950s where conservatism reigned in an environment of white supremacy. This diversity crap just blows them away, as does the idea that people can have freedom without encroaching on others' -- they can't help but pine for an America where they can set the standard and ostracize anyone who does not fit within their mold [play on words there].