Mark Armstrong, leader of the Intercontinental Church of God, has released another weekly update (December 30, 2016).
Once again he fixates on Muslims simplistically stereotyped as violent extremists and appeals to xenophobia. Churches which condemn deportations are slurred as profiting from them.
Accepting "illegal aliens and refugees" is condemned as being "against the will of the people". Note how he does not even bother to question if these refugees are true refugees. It seems he does not want his nation to even allow actual refugees to find a safe haven in America.
As is common in Islamophobia the acts of violent extremists are used to discredit liberals.
Doubtful many will mourn the passing of calendar year 2016. It's been a time of accelerating the influx of illegal aliens and refugees at citizens' expense against the will of the people, with the possible exception of the churches profiting from their involvement. It was a year liberally punctuated with some of the most heinous terror attacks throughout western civilization, including here in the United States. We've learned, as Israel already knew, that the enemy within doesn't have to hijack airplanes or build bombs to carry out a massacre. Would-be terrorists only need to jump behind the wheel of a vehicle, or start wielding a knife in a crowd. As these realities have dawned on more and more casual observers, our outgoing civilian leaders remain aloof, in complete and utter denial.He condemns the United States' abstaining from voting about a resolution condemning the construction of Israeli settlements on land acquired after the Six Day War of 1967.
He responds to concerns about the influence of suspected Russian hackers on the presidential election by accusing the Obama Administration of trying to make Netanyahu lose in the Israeli elections of 2015.
Suddenly, after years of empty threats (the Syrian “red line,” and “we can do stuff too,” as told to Putin), the president has deported a stable of Russian diplomats back to where they came from for having purportedly released damaging internal communications derived from the Democratic National Committee. None were made up or fraudulent, but they did show illegal and underhanded collusion to usher Hillary Clinton into position to win the presidency. Roars of outrage can still be heard as “experts and analysts” claim that “foreign influence and interference” was a factor in her loss.
Nobody on those discussion panels, particularly the animated and angry, seem to have any recollection of well-documented White House influence and U. S. moneys requisitioned to defeat Benjamin Netanyahu in the Israeli election of last year. But, much to the president's chagrin, Netanyahu won anyway.Iran is denounced as usual. Russia's increased military presence in Syria is mentioned as evidence of America's decline.
While alluding to the widespread celebrations ushering the new year he cites "the ravings of the angry left [and] the malevolent intentions of demented jihadists" as common threats to his audience. His Islamophobia is a tool to vilify the left.
The first of January will be celebrated by vast throngs of revelers all across the globe as one time zone after another clicks over to calendar year 2017. With any luck, it will herald not only the end of a calendar year, but the beginning of the end of an era of politically correct lunacy. But neither the ravings of the angry left nor the malevolent intentions of demented jihadists will recede quietly.Tensions regarding the South China Sea is mentioned.
He then condemns leaders in Europe for accepting immigrants. Recently acts of mass murder are used to scare monger against accepting immigrants and refugees in general. The arrival of immigrants, many of whom are fleeing from a cataclysmic war in Syria, is hysterically denounced as causing "the loss of security and the steady demolition of their inherited culture" and as the product of a "destructive ideology". He wildly accuses these immigrants, many of whom fled the war in Syria, of trampling over "every pretext of law, order and civility". Unlike the unfortunate people of Syria this individual in Tyler has never had to see his nation get torn apart as has happened in Syria.
The leaders of Europe are appalled by what they've seen take place in Britain (leaving the EU) and in the election of Donald Trump. The terrorist attacks in Brussels, Paris, Nice and Berlin? They've taken those in self-righteous stride, knowing they're “doing the right thing” where immigration is concerned. As the people of Europe experience first-hand the loss of security and the steady demolition of their inherited culture, the hated “populist” movement may well sweep away the power of haughty Euro-crats as early as next year. We'll see. But Europe is in economic and cultural decline the likes of which its inhabitants have not known since the fall of Hitler. They're watching as Britain and the United States opt out of the destructive ideology preached by pope Francis and Angela Merkel, while every pretext of law, order and civility is trampled by a variety of immigrants and refugees who don't even much like each other.It seems strange that he should say, "Europe is in economic and cultural decline the likes of which its inhabitants have not known since the fall of Hitler." Hitler's fall was a good thing. His turn of phrase sounds odd. That should have been worded differently.
He ends this weekly update by insisting that the time is short before the tapestry of dire prophecies taught by HWA, Garner Ted Armstrong and their various imitators will soon occur. He also promotes the discredited idea of British Israelism. White Americans are inaccurately referred to as "the descendants of Biblical Israel".
Have you ever seen so many things in such a state of flux, all at the same time? The weeks and months ahead promise to be one of the most interesting, potentially dangerous times in human history. We intend to continue putting out the information that will help people understand who the descendants of Biblical Israel actually are, and what kind of responsibility that entails. The sermon preached here in Tyler last week by Mr. Stan Roberts goes extensively through that very subject, and we highly recommend it. It is entitled, Wake up ISRAEL! There are indications that the Word is getting out.Although it is taught that Europe is fated to conquer the United States one cannot help but notice how he chooses to scare monger about Muslims while he teaches that Europe is fated to conquer the United States. What a glaring inconsistency.
So even while so many are celebrating in this happy time of holidays and celebration he still insists on trying to keep his audience feel miserable and scared.