Monday, June 18, 2018

Mark Armstrong on North Korea, the IG Report and the Mass Separation of Families

Mark Armstrong, leader of the Intercontinental Church of God, son of Garner Ted Armstrong, grandson of HWA has released yet another weekly update (June 15, 2018). Let us see what he has to say this time.

He starts with discussing tensions with Prime Minister Trudeau. Mark Armstrong naturally takes the side of his preferred president.
Greetings from Tyler, 
We left off last week with Trump departing to Singapore for the North Korean summit before the world's economic leaders turned their attention to issues of climate and gender.  That, apparently was a slap in the face to the collection of “globalist” socialists who represent nations with the largest economies.  Canada's Trudeau angered the President's advisors with a press conference held upon Trump's departure.  After making nice in meetings and photo sessions with the President, he went public with claims of Canada having been insulted by the President's posture and boasted that he wouldn't be “pushed around.” 
Mark Armstrong then discusses the recent summit between President Trump and North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un. He complains that the mainstream media are downplaying it.
Historic events are unfolding at a pace that most can't possibly keep up with.  If you think there's been dramatic progress with North Korea, you're either not reading the mainstream press or you've dismissed their predictable reactions to everything to do with President Trump.  Whatever agreement was reached with Kim Jong-un amounts to “a flimsy piece of paper” according to a mainstream flagship publication.  It roundly condemns Trump, claims he got nothing and Kim got everything he wanted. 
How dare reporters happen to say things that critical of Mark Armstrong's preferred president.
Kim won, that's how they see it.  He got notoriety and legitimacy, while Trump left the “human rights” issue out of the equation.  He didn't just overlook the issue, he lavished praise on Kim.  He called him smart, worthy, and honorable, in spite of the brutal treatment Kim's regime visits upon his own people.  Then he saluted a Korean military officer.  “What was he thinking?”  He made remarks  about the love and fervor North Koreans have for their leader, and mainstream analysts wonder aloud whether he may want to employ dictatorial measures here, if for no reason other than to get the kind of adulation Kim enjoys.  That's the mainstream take.  For the record, Kim Jong-un did sign a joint declaration that included “commitment to work toward complete de-nuclearization of the Korean peninsula.”  If that promise is no good, we'll know soon enough.
He then talks about Germany to scare monger about immigrants as he so often does.
Angela Merkel is holding crisis meetings, trying to avoid the collapse of her recently formed government.  The Bavarian leader wants the ability to refuse entry to at least some of the throngs of African and Middle Eastern immigrants entering Germany through his district.  But Merkel says no, there must be no actual limits.  Reports on the matter note that the number flooding in has “decreased sharply.”  Only 64,000 came in the month of April, so why would interior Minister Seehofer risk collapsing Merkel's coalition government?  Extrapolate April's figure with much higher ones for preceding months, add it to the million that were admitted two years ago, and you might be a racist.
He then mentions the IG report about the FBI investigation concerning Secretary Clinton's emails. He insists that it shows evidence that the "investigators loved Hillary and hate Trump" even though the report stated that some New York FBI investigators were opposed to Secretary Clinton.
The report everyone's been waiting on (or a fraction of it), came out yesterday.  It will be a while before the nuances contained in 500 pages are sorted out.  But here's the crux of it.  The investigators loved Hillary and hate Trump.  Their many internal communications prove that fact beyond all doubt.  The lead investigator in both the e-mail case and the Russia collusion fiasco promised Trump would never be president saying, “We'll stop it.”  Maybe you've heard, the word retard as a noun is one of hundreds that the politically correct elite have declared banned from utterance.  Yet these fine professionals at the world's premier law enforcement agency called all Trump supporters exactly that.  But that's not all.  They're lower middle-class, undereducated morons, and Trump himself is an idiot.  It was going to be President Hillary, and that was all there was to it.  Full stop.
He then insists that that these investigators are part of some sort of massive conspiracy with the news media.
As you read what they said, it's clear that their hatred of Trump and any who would support him was all consuming.  There are plenty of passages that would lead the casual observer to conclude that indeed they were ready, able and willing to use any and all official powers at their disposal.  The report also proves that top law enforcement officials (at least a dozen) were accepting gifts of tickets to sporting events, golf outings and invites to private gatherings from reporters.  Who would have guessed the mainstream media must have had a cozy relationship with law enforcement people in the business of bringing down the President?  Funny how they had “breaking news” of the most sinister sort just before air time, night after night for over a year.  Nobody is named.  Not the reporters, media organizations or law enforcement agents.  But it might be interesting to know, someday, just exactly how all these coincidences managed to create over a year's worth of fake news.
He insists that these persons are utterly determined to opposed his preferred president.
They're not through.  It's beginning to look as though they'll never be through.  Nobody in the mainstream ever concedes a point, no matter how valid or well stated.  They shake their heads in disgust, squint suspiciously or simply talk over anything they don't want viewers to hear.  No,  deception is at full throttle, along with deflection.
Recently there has been much concern and horror at the mass separation of children from their parents by immigration authorities under the pretext of deterring undocumented immigrants. Already one father, Marco Antonio Munoz, had committed suicide in despair after his child was ripped away from his possession. It is reasonable to assume that more such terrible incidents will occur if this policy is allowed to continue. Meanwhile Mark Armstrong insists this is a distraction to prevent people learning about the IG report.
The latest obfuscation to deflect from thousands of scandalous bombshells contained in the inspector general's report has been practiced in tandem by numerous outlets (makes you wonder how this always happens).  It is, of course, the separation of children from parents who've entered the country illegally.  Anchors and reporters are shouting, sometimes on the brink of tears wondering how a civilized nation like the U. S. could commit such barbaric acts.  The argument that American criminals remanded to detention of whatever kind are always separated from any children they may have, and that's a fact gets nowhere.  Do you think for a minute that an obvious comparison like that would get acknowledgement from an anchorman from the most trusted name in news?  Not a chance. How about, “This is the law as passed by Congress, and unless or until it's changed it will be enforced.”  No dice. 
Mark Armstrong then complains that so many people are citing the Bible to oppose the mass separation of children from their parents and the destruction of families by governmental fiat. Mark Armstrong also indulges in a bit of ablism by describing some of them as "reading [Biblical passages] aloud with the hint of a lisp."
Jeff Sessions (recused attorney general) made the mistake of invoking the Bible in regard to observance of the law.  What a firestorm that lit.  Suddenly people who hate God's Word, reject everything to do with people of faith were snatching quotes that suited them right and left (completely out of context), and reading them aloud with the hint of a lisp.  It's pretty hard to take.  Obvious deception is always pretty hard to take, and it is now the norm.  It's universal throughout the mainstream media, academia, and nearly every big corporation.  They're not ever going to stop the campaign to deceive those who don't know any better.  At the same time, that's what they accuse their opponents of.  Playing to the ignorant with emotion and outrage, trotting out every compromised expert hack to deceive.  It will be a fact of our existence until God straightens it out. This era of world events, in all its complexity, is without doubt one of the most exasperating ever.  
And so we see that Mark Armstrong remains fixed in his views even after the recent revelations of the destruction of numerous families under the pretext of deterring undocumented immigration.


  1. And Mark again comes across ranting like the secular talk radio presenter.
    Are his weekly updates part of proclaiming the gospel or for feeding the flock?

  2. Feeding the flock with political bullshit. That'll help strengthen your relationship with Jesus.

  3. Anybody think Mark knows that Antarctica is melting at three times the rate it was in 2007?

    The guy’s a doofburger. Ignores climate change and calls it a hoax, knows nothing about international reserve currency, or the past implications of trade wars, or how globalism has kept World War III from happening. Typical of the Armstrong family and Armstrongites.


  4. Bob, did you know that Antarctica has a slew of underwater volcanoes? And their active.......
    Do you know what happens when you have a increase of evaporation at the pole?

  5. You mean other than the obvious?

    I hope you’re not implying that these volcano’s presence means that mankind cannot contribute to the mitigation of global climate change. You probably already know that man takes precautions to minimize the effects of other disasters, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, droughts, epidemics, and floods. Pehaps keeping the ice above from melting due to human causes is the cork that keeps these volcanoes in check. If man-made climate changes expose this disaster, it’s not unlike what is now happening as our melting permafrost accelerates methane release.

    There is no excuse for not taking all possible precautions. Giving up, and doing business as usual right up to the end means our descendants c. 2100 will never exist. We’ve already pretty much killed the oceans with plastic. I believe we’ve already passed the point of no return. The real opportunity existed 20 years ago, and making it a partisan issue killed it.


  6. "Pehaps keeping the ice above from melting due to human causes is the cork that keeps these volcanoes in check."

    Study solar minimums. We're in that cycle now. Volcanoes and earthquakes increase in these times.

    Over the past few decades, there have been several research papers in the scientific press that submit there is a correlation between cosmic-solar radiations and destructive geological events such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. On top of this, there are correlations with climate change that kick in where volcanoes throw up ash into the atmosphere which blocks the sun and that sets in motion the global cooling sending the earth back toward an Ice Age.

    1. Guess we’ll know more in about 20 years. It certainly wouldn’t hurt for humankind to err on the side of caution, as we might for a hurricane that could end up changing course.
      Reintroducing coal is a stupid power move, just to get into peoples’ faces.

      Generally, observation, logic, and survival instincts end up triumphing over human greed. Just hope it’s not already too late.


    2. err on the side of caution

      When anthropogenic climate change first hit the news, I said regardless of whether it can be shown to be correct, what's wrong with making changes to reduce pollution?

    3. What's wrong with making changes to reduce pollution?

      Nothing within reason financially.

  7. "We’ve already pretty much killed the oceans with plastic."

    Yep. Something we can do about and won't.

  8. If anyone sincerely wants to learn more, I’d recommend Googling the Holocene Extinction. It encompasses so much more than just climate change, and we’re speeding into the climax.


  9. Like in Africa. Terrible what people do for a buck, but they must survive.

    In a decent world, the USA and other countries of the world would spend on resources to protect the last of a class of animals. But then we don't live in a sane or just world. Do we?