Thursday, November 24, 2016

Overview of the January 2017 Issue of PCG's Philadelphia Trumpet

Like the little boy who cried wolf PCG's 1% is crying race war.

PCG has released another issue of their recruitment magazine to try and get more people to become tithes paying members of PCG. Let's see what they have to say after Donald Trump's victory in the presidential election.

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

The cover is illustrated by Gary Dorning.

Circulation is listed as 267,992 issues.

Gerald Flurry has an editorial insinuating that some sort of "race war" may be launched by African Americans. He denounces Van Jones, President Obama, Al Sharpton, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders complaining that the left do not like president elect Trump.

Here is Gerald Flurry denouncing Van Jones.
That is wild fear-mongering! What is this man talking about? The only people who might be somewhat uncertain after Mr. Trump’s victory are those who have broken the law and are in America illegally. Mr. Trump said he would actually enforce existing immigration laws passed by Congress—which is the president’s duty! But for Van Jones, supposedly this is a “nightmare”! (p. 1.)
He cries that "race war" is coming as he has often done since 1992 if not earlier. He even calls Van Jones' words "diabolical" comparing these words to Satan.
Van Jones is expressing the deepest kind of diabolical black racism. And CNN is helping him spread it! ... This is the kind of vile language we have heard over and over and over that has stirred up terrible bitterness and anger among minorities against this country! This kind of incitement is dividing the races all the more—and is leading to RACE WAR! (p. 1.)
Gerald Flurry denounces President Obama yet again.
However, just three days earlier, the day before the election, President Obama had been on a campaign stage shouting that Mr. Trump was “temperamentally unfit to be commander in chief”! He even implied that HE SYMPATHIZES WITH THE KU KLUX KLAN, a horrible, racist organization. President Obama was calling Trump a racist! This same president hired Van Jones and chose Al Sharpton as his main “civil rights” liaison man. (pp. 1-2.)
Gerald Flurry also denounces Al Sharpton.
Al Sharpton said, “[W]e are not going down without a fight, and Donald need [sic] to know that.” Liberal celebrities said similar things.
What kind of “fight” is Mr. Sharpton talking about? (p. 2.)
This seems to allude to PCG's false prophecy of "race war."

He insists that "many people" want a "race war."
Clearly there are many people who want a fight—a revolution—a race war! And they are going to get it—and a whole lot more! (p. 2.)
He even insists that the Bible talks about this future "race war."
The Bible is full of passages describing what is about to happen to America. I have written a number of articles showing how a race war is prophesied. ... You cannot understand the seriousness of this threat unless you know the Bible! (p. 2.)
He shrilly insists that "civil war and anarchy" will soon come to the United States.
Donald Trump’s win is a prophetic sign of impending civil war and anarchy, followed by America’s worst military defeat ever! (p. 17.)
Joel Hilliker has an article in which he scare mongers about the media and non-whites for not liking the election of Trump to the presidency.

Even though many white Americans proudly support the Democratic Party here Hilliker implies that "non-whites" are "launching a "violent backlash ... against ... whites in general" somehow ignoring the many white Americans in the Democratic Party and who have participated in the anti-Trump protests.
This is also the logic by which the media blamed Mr. Trump personally for a handful of post-election incidents where apparent Trump supporters expressed white-supremacist sentiment or committed crimes against minorities—yet the same media remained completely silent about the violent backlash among non-whites against Mr. Trump, his followers and whites in general. (p. 4.)
He also condemns the widespread condemnation and disgust concerning Trump's 2005 recording as hypocritical. He does not defend Trump's comments calling them "wrong and unacceptable" (pp. 5-6). However he chooses to condemn others condemnation of Trump's comments by condemning the widespread practice of sexual behavior contrary to PCG dogma but astoundingly he fails to address the issue of consent concerning those comments. It is intriguing how PCG never wrote an article discussing Trump's 2005 recording until after he won the election. (It was discussed on PCG's radio station but not in an easily available article on the internet.)

While condemning liberals he condemns Big Sean, Chance the Rapper, J. Cole, Jay Z and Beyoncé for having lyrics he disapproves of. Intriguing how Flurry and Hilliker keep fixating on African Americans while denouncing the Democratic Party.
The weekend before the election, Hillary Clinton held a hip-hop-themed “get out the vote” fund-raiser. Performers included rappers like Big Sean, Chance the Rapper, J. Cole and Jay Z. Search any of their lyrics in any of their songs. At the concert, Big Sean rapped about women being whores and objects to gratify himself, describing chauvinistic sex acts in a torrent of vulgar misogyny. Jay Z (a darling of the left; President Obama has invited him to the White House several times) spilled out profanities, rapping about men and women and sex, for men using the n-word, and for women the b-word. His wife, Beyoncé, performed “Formation,” a song full of vulgar sex language. This song’s music video hints at a racist government conspiracy during Hurricane Katrina; she and her backup dancers performed it at the Super Bowl dressed to evoke the Black Panthers, an armed black nationalist Communist organization. (p. 5.)
He makes the following condemnation of people who speak out against wrongs in society.
Biblical values like hard work, personal accountability, parental responsibility, self-sacrifice, respect for the elderly, honesty and integrity have been shoved aside. In fact, some of these virtues are actually labeled as “microaggressive” “code words” for, you guessed it, racism. In their stead we have embraced new standards and expectations: government welfare, blaming society for personal failure, following your heart, self-actualization and personal fulfillment, exalting youth, manipulating the system and knowing how to play the game.

Biblical instruction in letting offenses go and living peaceably with all men is now passé. Today’s virtues include being hypersensitive to offenses, nurturing a sense of victimhood, speaking out at even the slightest grievances, and demanding personal rights. The scriptural injunction to forgive and forget, to turn the other cheek, to let the man who took your cloak take your coat also, is seen as weakness. Today’s social justice warriors insist that the more righteous path is the warpath. Peace can only be achieved through revolution—bloody if necessary. (p. 6.)
He somehow ignores how PCG gets a sort of "government welfare" by not being taxed. He insists that one is to "to forgive and forget, to turn the other cheek, to let the man who took your cloak take your coat also" and yet PCG practices the shunning of its ex-members and the members of the other COG groups who are demonized as "Laodiceans."

Stephen Flurry and Richard Palmer have an article scare mongering that Trump's victory will make Europe go on its way to eventually conquer the United States.

While discussing this topic they condemn Chancellor Merkel as not giving complete support to president elect Trump.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Europe’s de facto leader, offered only conditional cooperation with the new U.S. president. ... Yet now Germany’s leader offers only tepid conditional support for an incoming U.S. president! (p. 7.)
Tyrel Schlote has an article discussing what Trump's victory may mean for Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Russia and China.

Joel Hilliker also has an article telling people not to give in to their emotions.

Andrew Müller has an article scare mongering about Christians in the United States being persecuted. Elsewhere PCG insists that everyone outside of PCG are not real Christians but that message is left out in this article.

The infographic praises grit as a way to success.

Brent Nagtegaal has an article denouncing the recent UNESCO resolution about East Jerusalem. It is not mentioned that the 161 nation states which recognize the State of Israel view East Jerusalem as occupied territory because it was acquired during the Six Day War of 1967. They recognize the State of Israel as having the right to rule its 1949-67 borders. This is why the United States, Britain, Australia and many other governments have their embassies in Tel Aviv instead of Jerusalem.

Jeremiah Jacques has an article discussing the problem of criminal gangs. He could complain about poverty, illegal drugs and guns however he complains about hip-hop music and includes a condemnation of Black Lives Matter protesters.
The appeal of gangs is further multiplied by society’s glamorization of them. The U.S.’s second most popular music genre is hip-hop. Its subgenres include narco-rap, mafioso rap, horrorcore, and gangsta rap. In many inner city communities, it would be unusual for a young person to listen to any music other than hip-hop. ...
Why is gang culture and the music that promotes it off limits for criticism? Why do prominent politicians—most notably President Barack Obama—endorse the music of Jay Z and others who glorify thug life? Gang culture brings suffering and death to hundreds of times more people than police misconduct does. Why don’t people rally against that with the same kind of persistence and force? (p. 23.)
He also scare mongers about "race riots".
The “whole head is sick” refers to the corrupt and intellectually diseased leadership of the U.S. The “whole heart faint” means the general population is in the same condition. “Neither the leaders nor their followers have the will or the strength to get to the roots of race riots or terrorist attacks and solve them once and for all,” Mr. Flurry writes. “Their ‘heart’ is so weak and unhealthy that the governmental system is about to ‘faint,’ or collapse!” (p. 24.)
Jorg Madian has an article discussing thyroid disorder.

Josué Michels has an article talking about electronic currencies. He ends with scare mongering about the Mark of the Beast.

WorldWatch has several little articles. One talks about the Catholic Church participating in a joint service with Lutherans to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation next year. This is used to ludicrously scare monger that ecumenism will be used by the Catholic Church to engineer a forced takeover of the Protestant Churches.

Another article talks about the Vatican's attempt to mediate in Venezuela.

Another article talks about Wallonia's attempt to prevent the passage of a free trade treaty between the European Union and Canada.

Another article talks about NATO's military build up in the Baltic states and Romania.

Another article talks about the rise of the Pirate Party in Iceland.

Another article scare mongers about Iran's influence with the Houthis in Yemen with little mention of the severe humanitarian crisis underway in Yemen as a result of its tragic civil war.

Another article scare mongers about increasing investments from China in the European Union.

Another article discusses strained relations between the United States and the Philippines.

And one last article discusses the unveiling of a new intercontinental ballistic missile by Russia.

SocietyWatch has three little articles. One article accuses African American students in the University of Southern California of reintroducing segregation.

Another article talks about several states legalizing recreational marijuana and medical marijuana.

And one last article scare mongers that many American men are no longer seeking employment.

Joel Hilliker also has a little article calling upon those who wish to be leaders in their lives to first lead themselves.

Andrew Müller also has an article scare mongering that the United States is more divided than it has been since the Civil War.

There are also letters. One letter praises PCG's recruitment magazine as being worthy of being taught in University.
Thank you for this great article.... I think the reason Europe will “rediscover its Christian identity” is the push by Islam and Islamic terrorism. The reaction is already occurring, especially after the latest terrorist attacks in Belgium, France and Germany. Europeans do not want to live with the threat of terrorism, and they will eventually rally around the Catholic Church and demand it react to this threat! I wish universities provided history courses as informative as Trumpet articles. (p. 34.)
Disturbingly there are also letters complaining about pharmaceutical companies and one letter from North Carolina complains that his doctor misdiagnosed him. Unfortunately Armstrongism has a long and shameful history of promoting anti-medicine superstitions that have led to followers refusing to see doctors or take necessary medicines. This doctrine of death was first taught by HWA and PCG has shamefully continued to promote this dangerous doctrine. It is all too easy to imagine talk like that may sway people exposed to such ideas to neglect their health.

And so we see that PCG's 1% continues to try and get more people to join their group and to begin paying the three tithes to the organization.

Considering that the Republican Party has just gained the presidency and renewed majorities in Congress and the Senate it must be wondered by PCG's 1% would choose to now scare monger about "race war" and "race riots" in which it is implied that African Americans will soon launch riots against the white majority?

Perhaps PCG's 1% are scared that having the Republican Party gained such a strong hand in the legislature will make their predominantly right wing leaning members relax and think to themselves, Our situation is not so bad now after all. No longer having a Democratic Party president to blame such members might no longer worry about Washington and start looking at the situation among themselves instead. Getting them scared of African Americans launching a "race war" or "race riot" against the white majority would make the members less inclined to look among themselves.


  1. There could well be some further riots in response to the deaths of black citizens caught in law enforcement situatiions. In fact, one could hardly go wrong by predicting riots when the reason for the riots has not been elliminated or resolved.

    Will the situation ever again become as amplified or as grave as with the conditions which produced the rioting of the 1960s? Will the level of dissatisfaction ever rise to the level of hopeless which would be necessary to cause a black revolution? That's what the Flurry organization is describing in perhaps more measured terms, an actual black revolution. If that were to occur, the government would be forced to respond by calling out the National Guard, imposing martial law and instituting massive arrests or internments. The Flurry articles do not seem to take that into account. Their fear mongering seems to presume that the rioting would go unchecked, like an out of control forest fire.

    Armstrongism has always presented itself as an over simplistic view to the surrounding world, its problems, and solutions. This latest is just a continuation down that ill-thought-out path.


  2. Biblical values like hard work, personal accountability, parental responsibility, self-sacrifice, respect for the elderly, honesty and integrity have been shoved aside by the PCG.

    Expect riots in Edmonds, Oklahoma when people bullied by their cult have had enough.

  3. A third of black men/voters is not allowed to vote and used in prisons to produce products on a non salaried basis as modern slaves.


  4. (a third in some states that is)

  5. Byker Bob,

    You are quite right to note that kind of "race riot" that PCG's leaders imagine soon occurring are most unlikely. That false prophecy will never be fulfilled. And even if there should be riots that occur in many places such riots would wear out after a few days because governmental authorities have many resources and personnel to withstand such problems. And PCG's 1% somehow imagine that such government personnel will somehow not be able to do that.

    Generally riots have only occurred after an African American got killed and they were localized only occurring the city where the shooting occurred. So at present even a wave of riots such as what happened after Martin Luther King's assassination seem extremely unlikely.

    It is factually nonsensical for PCG's 1% to spread such bizarre nonsense.

    Black Ops Mikey,

    Thank you for your comment. It is terrible that PCG's 1% should call for idealistic behavior and yet do things that harm people such as shunning ex-members and the members of the other COG groups.


    It is quite unfortunate that many African Americans are in such a bad predicament. It is certainly to be hoped for that things will change for the better.

  6. To be honest I was quoting from one of Michael Moore's new films who seemed to make the argument that America's laws were geared to disenfranchise an entire section of inhabitants that got enfranchised. I am not the type of person to fix causes and/or effects. Some believe laws are constructs that direct certain outcomes. Others believe laws are limits or contracts that we engage in with one or another.

    One should take a look in what causes one third of voters of certain constituency to loose their say in society and compare that to comparable unit if such disenfranchisement exists in those democratic communities aswell or not.


  7. One thing I can think of as a possible reason -- and this is just off the top of my head -- that a third of black men/voters is not allowed to vote and used in prisons to produce products on a non salaried basis as modern slaves -- in some states is... well... they have committed felonies.

    Well, and, this unfair discrimination against men who commit crimes is appalling, just appalling! These people should not be in enforced labor to produce such things as license plates for such small wages. Yes, it is my understanding -- and I may be wrong -- but they do get paid wages. It isn't clear how much. I've heard things like $.43 an hour. Which looks like a perfectly good wage if you work in those massive factories in China (where the fences, thank heaven, have mostly stopped the suicides).

    However, for a lucky few, some of these men do vote! Yes, and they sometimes register in several different states and vote multiple times. It's not clear how much this changes the percentages, but it has to make some impact.

    Of course, some of that impact, particularly as reported in the State of Washington, may be offset by dead voters who also sometimes cast multiple votes (though we're not sure how... perhaps one knock is for Democrat and two knocks is for Republican).

    My understanding of this sort of thing is rather tenuous, since it is not in the mainstream of those things I experience, so I apologize in advance if I have stumbled over something important inadvertently.

  8. Thanks for your carefully worded response with interesting tidbits.

    Although I would in no way endorse a controversial figure like Michael Moore or his opinions.

    His "funny documentary" has some interesting points to ponder for those not living in a "black and white" world.

    The differences between the constituency of US prisons as compared to for instance UK prisons is not "notable" it is staggering.

    To understand the "problem", if one would perceive it so it would be wise to study other nations experiences (as the filmmaker did) or of course one could build larger "concentration camps" if one would only accept the general accepted truth on law and punishment. I don't care either way since it is not in the mainstream of my experience either.

    I'm just offering a different perspective on obvious statistical differences between the "greatest nation on earth soon to be great again" and other nations who never claimed so but have different practical solutions.

    A race war would come from the white constituency of the US not from any of the other ones. The problem has been LEFTIST poitically correct identity politics, resulting in a fragmented society resulting in an subjectively oppressed white armed constituency at this time fighting with their ballot.

    Until the reality sets in that Trump has betrayed them too by short term economic successes that generations will have to pay for.

    Even if some of those chinese factories will return to the US they will be manned by robot labor for instance.


  9. The U.S. version of the oligarchs has been attempting to undo Keynsian economics for decades. What's true is that with the wage scale of developing nations, by exporting the formerly high paying factory jobs, these oligarchs have also been exporting our Keynsian economics to these other nations, while gradually curtailing that here. Middle classes growing elsewhere, and beleagered here.

    Jails and prisons here in the US have basically degenerated into penal institutions, with very little emphasis on rehabilitation. This is why there is such a high recidivism rate. Long terms breed hard-core convicts, as opposed to prisoners.

    I don't buy into Trump's victory as being whitelash. Hillary was thought of as being a crook, and there was outrage about the rising costs of Obamacare. Obviously, some
    elements of the alt right supported Donald Trump, but there aren't sufficient numbers to make a difference. Minorities quietly supported Trump along with Whitey. The whole thing has freaked out the Dems. Hillary's lead in the popular vote is largely a New York and California thing.


  10. Excellent point on the recidivism. Issues are not black or white in the widest sense of the words. Social issues can be solved and "hip hop" cannot be the rootcause! Even labels as "criminals" or "law breakers" are relative when one considers what constitutes the definitions and should start with the assumption that these people are men.

    Now on Keynes. It seems we are entering the age of the "seen hand" as opposed to the era of the "Washington consensus (John Williamson 1989)", which was the era of the "unseen hand from someplace."

    In advising the Chinese government Robert Kuhn wrote extensively on how the rise of the middle class through SME's would serve democracy.

    It is still uncertain how DTrump is going to pay for infrastructure. Will it be through the raising of taxes or will new debt be incurred.

    It seems that the taboo on the "seen hand" is broken. Agitation against free trade, 45 % import tariffs on chinese products, the right wing version of the New Deal on infrastructure, the current 65 - 80% state guarantee for mortgages. State Capitalism seems at hand, not as a primitive version of capitalism but as a model for the (at least foreseeable) future. Shifting the Washington Consensus to the Beijing Consensus?

    Well just exchanging ideas here and inserting my views on breaking of the taboo on "the unseen hand" beyond the "race war" demagoguery of prophets who have embraced every change in human history as the "end is nigh" scenario.


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