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The Agenda

Nov 9, 2012

An agenda is different from a conspiracy. A conspiracy involves secret plans to achieve some harmful end, while an agenda is simply a list of things meant to be achieved. When speaking about a war against the West, or plans to destroy America, one need not even go down the path of conspiracy theories.

If we do have enemies, and they do have an agenda to undermine and destroy us, then simply reading what they said they want to do, and comparing it with what has taken place, is sufficient. And there are many experts who have spent a lot of time assembling these to-do lists.

One recent documentary features a number of these experts who have clearly done their homework, and they are now warning us about the very real agenda to destroy America and the free West. And it is a quite up-to-date documentary, so there is plenty of information about president Obama, where he has come from, and what have been the main influences on his life.

Made in 2010, this documentary is must viewing for anyone wanting to make sense of what is happening in America and the West right now. I have discussed this very important 90-minute doco before, so I urge my readers to go here for more details:

It covers all the important figures involved in the war against the West, from Marx and Lenin to Gramsci, Marcuse, Alinsky and Ayers. Agenda: Grinding America Down looks at all the areas the radicals have targeted: politics, economics, culture, the media, education, the arts, and the churches.

It demonstrates how very successful indeed the militants have been in going through their agenda, ticking off one item after another. Things are going nicely to plan, and we learn from all this that these things are not happening by accident.

There has been a well thought out plan to overthrow America and the West, and it is all going according to schedule. Of course not everyone working against the US is aware of the agenda, or is part of deliberate orchestrated campaigns. They just happen to be “useful idiots” to use Lenin’s phrase, who can be used for the sake of the revolution.

And the reason why America has been the main focus of this revolution is simply because America is still the leader of the free world. If it collapses, the rest of the West will soon follow. Indeed, the video ends with these sobering words from a New Zealand commentator: “If America goes down, we all go down. The free world is finished, and it will be finished for a very, very long time.”

Exactly right. That is why Tuesday’s election result in the US was so very devastating. It is simply another step along the path of the agenda. It all makes perfect sense when one gets the historical and ideological backdrop which this video so nicely provides. It all clicks.

Speaking of Tuesday, while I have already said much about the results, and referred to a number of commentators, I found one today to be very incisive indeed, and his words very nicely tie in with this video, so let me quote some hefty portions from it.

This is what Jeffrey T. Kuhner writes in his article, “Path is clear for socialism’s triumph”: “President Obama has succeeded in transforming America. The constitutional republic is dead. A socialist empire has been born. This is the true meaning — and historical significance — of Tuesday’s election. From the outset of his presidency, Mr. Obama vowed to be a ‘transformative’ leader. His re-election shows that he has achieved his primary goal: erecting a European social democracy.

“By any objective measure, Mr. Obama’s first term has been a colossal failure. His signature legislative achievements — the economic stimulus and Obamacare — are unpopular. Unemployment has remained chronically high. Economic growth is sputtering. The recovery is anemic. Inflation is rising. He has presided over multiple, consecutive trillion-dollar-plus budget deficits. He has amassed more than $5 trillion in debt. The national debt is more than $16 trillion — a staggering amount that threatens our economic security. We are sliding toward Greece and impending bankruptcy.

“Yet the electorate rewarded him with another term. Why? The answer is simple and ominous: because more than half the population — 50 percent plus one — is dependent upon government benefits. For the past four years, the Obama administration has created a Franco-German welfare state whose sole purpose is to forge a majority political coalition wedded to the Democratic Party. The stimulus; the health care overhaul; the redirecting of financial resources to the inner cities; the explosion in the number of Americans on food stamps and welfare; the massive spending increases in public education, infrastructure and agriculture; the green-energy boondoggles; the bailouts of the auto industry; the contraceptive mandate; the federal funding of abortion; support for homosexual ‘marriage’; and pushing amnesty for illegal aliens — all of these measures directly bought off key liberal constituencies, such as unions, public-sector workers, environmentalists, blacks, Hispanics, feminists and the homosexual community.

“In short, America has been fractured into two nations: the tax producers and the tax consumers, the givers and the takers, those who generate wealth and those who exploit it. Mr. Obama has peeled off the larger chunk. The productive classes are being harnessed into subsidizing the nonproductive elements. Statism and sex trump entrepreneurship and self-reliance.

“Contrary to myth, liberalism is not a political ideology but a pseudo-religion — or rather, it is a substitute for traditional religion. It is driven by emotion, symbolism, irrationality and blind, intense faith. Its holy trinity is race, class and gender. Its church is the Democratic Party. And its savior —its secular messiah —is Mr. Obama. He has fostered a cult of personality common among leftist revolutionaries. Despite blatant failures, he is not held accountable by his supporters. Like Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky, Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez, Mr. Obama is never blamed by his ideological followers for any mistakes or misdeeds. It is always someone else’s fault — especially former President George W. Bush‘s. Obama-ites have one ever-present boogeyman: Mr. Bush. He is the American left’s devil.”

His entire piece is well worth reading. This analysis, along with the evidence offered in Agenda, really does just about cover it all. This in part is why millions of Americans – including myself – were so devastated on Tuesday. We understand what is at stake here. It really is about the free West and western civilisation, and whether or not they will continue.

The speakers featured in the video are not just conservative political analysts, but Christians, and the film ends with the real need of the day: turning around a sleeping church. Sure, we must work for more godly government and resist the agenda of the activists, but until we get a more godly church, we will not get very far.

Watching America and the West decline so fast and so furiously is a genuinely painful thing to behold. There is nothing amiss for a Christian to have a love of country, and when a once great nation is heading down the tubes, it is painful indeed. It is in fact tragic, that a nation once so richly blessed by God seems to be on its last legs. This is something that should bother every real Christian.

As Francis Schaeffer put it in his important 1984 volume, The Great Evangelical Disaster: “Do not take this lightly! It is a horrible thing for a man like myself to look back and see my country and my culture go down the drain in my own lifetime. It is a horrible thing that sixty years ago you could move across this country and almost everyone, even non-Christians, would have known what the gospel was. A horrible thing that fifty to sixty years ago our culture was built on the Christian consensus, and now this is no longer the case. Once again I would refer to Romans 1:21, 22: ‘although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools’.”

Quite so. We all should have a very heavy heart over what is befalling America and the West. And one way to turn all this around – besides the obvious and necessary things like prayer and spiritual warfare – is to be informed about the very real war we are in.

Our enemies have clearly declared their intention to destroy us, and they have clearly told us how they intend to do it. We need to take them at their word. So please take an hour and a half out of your busy schedule and watch this vital documentary.

For a limited time you can watch the entire video for free online. Otherwise you can order it and watch it – and re-watch it – at your leisure. We owe it to the free world to do at least this much on its behalf.

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11 Responses to The Agenda

  • Thank you Bill – very well stated. I was up all night after the election and cried several times, realizing what our beloved nation is in for with 4 more years of BHO.

    But after a day of mourning, I realized that God is still on the throne in heaven. Nothing surprises Him. And it will take repentance, forgiveness, mercy and grace for America to survive. If She doesn’t, then the end times are finally here (IMHO).

    There is an additional element to “The Agenda.” It has to do with the fact that the 2012 election (as well as several past elections) has been stolen. Please see my latest post at Talk Wisdom which shows proof of this fact.

    Thank you for all you do here at CultureWatch and for being a stalwart, steadfast, and uncompromising supporter and voice for the sakes of your American Christian brothers and sisters. We are under attack – it’s just that half the population (or more) doesn’t know it or simply refuses to believe it.

    Christine Watson, US

  • Thanks Christine. I certainly know how you feel and I share your grief. Millions of us feel this way. Yet we must persevere and not give up the fight. We know we are on the winning side, and one day our full vindication will take place. So hang in there – you are doing a terrific and much-needed job.

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • ” …and when a once great nation is heading down the tubes, it is painful indeed. It is in fact tragic …” – tragic indeed, and remember, we in Britain have had this experience some while ahead of the US (as has been the pattern, in our histories). The Decline of the West. Nothing lasts for ever … Very sad …
    John Thomas, UK

  • I have just finished reading a very eye-opening book by Elizabeth Nickson – “ECO-FASCISTS: HOW RADICAL CONSERVATIONISTS ARE DESTROYING OUR NATURAL HERITAGE”

    Elizabeth Nickson calls this dangerous Agenda a move toward a command-and-control “democracy”, where **un-elected** dictats insist we must “transition from an industrial economy to a service economy” (servile, servants, serfs…), turning the people powerless, without property and other rights…

    We are clearly coming face to face with the prophecy of Revelation. Our main goal should be to bring as many people as we can to Christ and into His ever-loving joy,

    We need God on our side (fervent prayer/action) in order to keep this UN Agenda 21/ICLEI/One World Order “Leviathan” at bay for as long as the God wills it.

    Thanks, Bill, for working to expose the “ugly truth”. As for Obama-bashing, we must remember Romans 13:1 –
    “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.”

    And, Jesus told us, “Then give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.” (Luke 20:25) That is a command. It is God’s plan.

    Monica Craver

  • The deconstruction of the family via liberalisation of divorce, consumerism, the marketing of fornication as “freedom of expression” and “sexual diversity” invariably make way for the state to enter Big Brother mode and act in loco parentis for its subjects, the masses.

    Government is responsible before God to care for the vulnerable members of its constituency (Eze 34:1-10). However, socialism pursued to its logical end will tend towards a totalitarian state and the effective end of genuine individual liberty.

    John Wigg

  • Signs of the Times, Bill it is all prophecied in the Bible by the various prophets and in Revelations. it is easy to bring Nations to their knees by financially and morally Bankrupting them as is happening in America’s case and fast following them is Australia.

    It is not Governments themselves that do it, that recognition must go to the people who support them by Elections and philosophies and we will always get the Government we deserve rather than the Governments we need. Bring on the second coming and a Theocratic Government of Christ is all I can say as our much vaunted Western Democratic Society has already passed the point of no return and gone too far down the slippery slide of Moral Decline.

    Leigh Stebbins

  • Thank you Bill for this movie.
    But it’s not a movie is it, it’s chilling and real.
    Saul Alinsky dedicated his book, Rules for Radical, to Lucifer.
    Daniel Kempton

  • I still find it difficult to believe though that all those who are on government welfare would therefore automatically vote for Obama.
    There must be some with their eyes open who can still think straight?
    Many blessings
    Ursula Bennett

  • Thanks Ursula

    The claim which I and others have been making all along here (but especially on my other post: ) is that many, if not most, of those on entitlements will tend to vote for the party offering more of the same. We have not been saying that every single person on the government gravy train votes Democrat, or that every single Democrat is on entitlements.

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • God’s people need to rise up and tell His story, being full of God’s Spirit, flowing in creativity. They are the ones who should be entrusted with stewardship of God’s kingdom. Dead to the flesh and in Holy pursuit that God’s will be done, everyone who comes in contact with them will be seen through the eyes of love. Those who seek to commandeer the arts for their own destructive ends will be thwarted.

    Rachel Smith

  • Watched this video recently a few times already. Becoming educated and informed, thanks Bill. It’s very educational. Hope this spreads like wildfire and people become aware what will happen otherwise. We are free now, but if we don’t wake up soon, we will be no different than Iran or Iraq. That will be a very sad day.

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