Sunday, August 12, 2018

Overview of the September 2018 Issue of PCG's Philadelphia Trumpet

PCG's 1% have released yet another issue of their recruitment magazine, The Philadelphia Trumpet (September 2018). Let's see what they have to say this time.

The editors for this issue are Gerald Flurry, Stephen Flurry, Joel Hilliker, Brad Macdonald, Richard Palmer, Jeremiah Jacques, Dennis Leap and Phillip Nice.

This issue has a circulation of 262,346 issues.

Gerald Flurry has an article denouncing the Nord Stream 2 pipeline between Russia and Germany as an attack to weaken the United States and dissolve the NATO alliance. It is hard to not view this allegation as a desperate attempt to find a topic apart from the ongoing federal investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russian individuals.

Richard Palmer has an article demonizing the European Union as the latest revival of the Roman Empire ignoring how the European Union and its predecessor, the European Common Market, have allowed much of Europe to maintain peaceful relations with each other since the end of World War II.

Joel Hilliker has an article insisting that Herbert Armstrong's preaching was a pivotal sign that Christ will soon return. This conveniently ignores the many failed predictions that he made over the years.

Jorg Mardian has a little article encouraging seniors to stay physically fit.

Dwight Falk has an article talking about the Ik people in northern Uganda as an example of what happens in extremely individualistic societies. He cites merely one source, namely the 1972 book The Mountain People by Colin M. Turnbull, who studied this community around 1964-7. In other words Falk discusses events that occurred over fifty years ago. If they occurred in the manner Turnbull perceived. It is so easy for misunderstandings to arise in a situation like this. Falk gives absolutely no indication of skepticism about anything he cites from Turnbull's book. Falk should have been aware of possible problems with that book.

Andrew Müller has an article scare mongering about Mexico's new president López Obrador. PCG's 1% do not like him since he happens to be left wing. On the other hand PCG's 1% tend to be very right wing in regards to politics. It is no surprise that PCG's 1% would views matters that way.

The Infographic shows some of the severe social problems facing Mexico at present.

Jeremiah Jacques discusses tensions regarding the South China Sea.

Andrew Müller also has an article condemning Justice Anthony Kennedy for allowing same sex marriage to be made legal showing no gratitude to Justice Kennedy for allowing President Trump (with advice from the Federalist Society) to tilt the Supreme Court to the right by retiring when he did.

Anthony Chibarirwe and Callum Wood have an article that presents recent moves toward peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea as an opportunity for Iran to expand its power and influence in the region. Even the possibility of peace between formally hostile nations is twisted into a dreaded peril in PCG's fatalistic worldview.

Joel Hilliker also has an article calling upon people to admit being wrong when one happens to be in error. He cites the Peter Strzok testimony as an example of a person who should just admit that he is wrong. How dare Strzok make the preferred political party of PCG's 1% embarrassed.

Brad Macdonald has an article scare mongering that science may find out how to unleash mass destruction in the future.

WorldWatch discusses a recent crisis within the German government concerning immigration; establishment of the European Intervention Initiative on June 25; scare mongering against Julius Malema in South Africa again; a claim that some of the Afghan Taliban are receiving training in Iran; European nations agreeing to establish camps for the refugees; President Erdoğan's victory in the election on June 24; President Xi making a speech to the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum in Beijing on July 10; and China and Germany signing trade agreements worth $23.5 million on July 9.

SocietyWatch complains that about 33% of Generation Z do not identity themselves as strictly heterosexual; scare mongers about Canadian government officials contemplating how to deal with the return of any Canadian who supported the ISIL criminal network in Iraq and Syria; condemns calls for the abolition of ICE; and mentions a Canadian judge allowing a child's birth certificate to list a mother and two fathers.

There are letters. Here's one from Illinois from a person who accuses "most of the media" of misleading the people.
We read the Trumpet all the time. We are very interested in your opinions and information, as most of the media doesn't present the truth or it presents a very slanted opinion. Thank you again for providing us with the "real deal."
How can this person from Illinois perceive that a trusted source is in error if this person ignores so many other sources of information, namely "most of the media"? It is good practice to listen to several sources when seeking to understand a topic.

Here's another one from Ontario. The author recounts encountering PCG's recruitment magazine in a display rack. The author claims to have never heard of blockchain before. The author also praises the recruitment magazine's authors as having "respect for all peoples". Is the author aware that PCG's 1% teaches that they are the one, true church and all other Christians are merely fake Christians?
I happened to see your magazine in the "free rack" at our local grocery store the other day, and picked it up out of curiosity. What an amazing magazine you have! The stories in the I picked up regarding U.S. elections and backroom politics were fascinating, educational and disturbing all at the same time. I had never heard of the "deep state" or blockchain before I read about them in the Trumpet; you have brought to light some very important information. I was so impressed with your magazine that I have subscribed to the print edition. Your respect for all peoples makes your magazine shine in my eyes, and is the reason that I would like to continue reading it.
And so we see that PCG's 1% has produced yet another issue of their recruitment magazine to keep their followers bedazzled and convinced that PCG's 1% have a right to rule over them and to attempt to attract new triple tithes paying converts.

1 comment:

  1. I had never heard of the "deep state" or blockchain...

    And it's unfortunate when one takes what they heard or read from a single source such as a COG and runs with it. It reminds me of a person who hadn't heard of something I was talking about, then heard a few minutes about it on Fox News and became an instant expert...