When President Obama was campaigning for his office, he promised to bring the races together. However, his attorney general is deeply dividing America as Mr. Obama remains silent.
Eric Holder, the attorney general, was recently interviewed about the Operation Fast and Furious debacle, which has become one of the worst government scandals in many years.
His response to criticism of that scandal was to hurl a racist bomb, worse than the scandal itself!
Let me give you a little background on Operation Fast and Furious, then I will discuss his dangerous reaction to the critics.
Here is what Joel Hilliker wrote on theTrumpet.com, Nov. 2, 2011: “Last year, Mexican law enforcement, neck-deep in a war with drug cartels, noticed a strange trend and started documenting it. The data confirmed their suspicions: An alarming number of guns turning up at violent crime scenes were being traced to gun dealers in Arizona. They talked to the agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (atf) who were assigned to Mexico, who checked into it.
“Soon the scandalous truth came out. It was so shocking that the atfagents couldn’t believe it. When it proved out, they were profoundly embarrassed about their country. They were deeply apologetic to their Mexican counterparts. They scrambled to distance themselves from what had happened. ‘I hope they [the Mexican police] understand that this was kept secret from most of the atf, including me and my colleagues in Mexico,’ said Darren Gil, the atf attaché to Mexico. …
“Between September 2009 and December 2010, U.S. authorities dumbly watched—sometimes on a live video feed in Washington—as ‘straw buyers’ patronized Phoenix-area gun stores. It’s a felony to buy weapons for someone else, but the atf knew that’s exactly what these people—a total of 20 of them—were doing. These individuals purchased an arsenal of over 2,000 assault weapons, sniper rifles, semi-automatic pistols and other deadly firearms. And frustrated atf agents were ordered to just let the weapons go as they then crossed the border into Mexico.
“Supposedly, the plan was that this flow of gun traffic would lead authorities to drug cartel honchos.” However, little or no effort was made to track the movement of the guns.
Since the operation began, one American border guard and hundreds of Mexicans have been killed with those guns!
Mexican leaders knew nothing about this massively violent crime against their country!
Now Congress is investigating this international scandal. The Republican critics have been aggressive in their questioning of Eric Holder, as they should be. They have been met with a vast cover-up, which is also a high crime.
However, it gets a lot worse!
The Holder Interview
Here is what the New York Times wrote Dec. 17, 2011, concerning an interview with the attorney general: “Mr. Holder contended that many of his … critics—not only elected Republicans but also a broader universe of conservative commentators and bloggers—were … playing ‘Washington gotcha’ games, portraying them as frequently ‘conflating things, conveniently leaving some stuff out, construing things to make it seem not quite what it was’ to paint him and other department figures in the worst possible light.
“Of that group of critics, Mr. Holder said he believed that a few—the ‘more extreme segment’—were motivated by animus against Mr. Obama and that he served as a stand-in for him. ‘This is a way to get at the president because of the way I can be identified with him,’ he said, ‘both due to the nature of our relationship and, you know, the fact that we’re both African-American’” (emphasis added).
He is viciously accusing some elected Republicans as being racists for investigating and criticizing this scandal of far-reaching magnitude. These Republicans are supposedly motivated to do this because Eric Holder and President Obama are African-Americans.
If Eric Holder has this warped racist view of some American political leaders, what does he think of many white Americans? The big issue is, what motivates the attorney general to make this racist charge?
Mr. Obama has expressed no disagreement with what the attorney general has said and done regarding Operation Fast and Furious. Mr. Obama is responsible and should be held accountable for what his attorney general does.
The president’s silence is deafening! And extremely dangerous! He must agree with what his attorney general said.
Does his silence also indicate that he and Eric Holder were both involved in the Operation Fast and Furious scandal? If not, why such a deadly racist reaction from his attorney general?
Racist charges against Republicans are doing frightening damage to our race relations. Unless stopped, it must lead to a racial explosion, perhaps worse than the damage of a nuclear bomb!
Of course, there is some racism in both blacks and whites, and we don’t take sides. But this is an extremely serious issue, and it’s coming from the highest officials in government!
That makes it 10,000 times worse!
The president says nothing as his attorney general builds race hatred between whites and African-Americans.
Most of the media remain silent as well, especially about Mr. Holder’s racist remark to the New York Times. Apparently, it is because they agree or fear being labeled racist. So the president and attorney general feel confident they can get away with this outrage.
Republican racism has become the battle cry of the radical left—led by the president and his attorney general! Mostly that charge is untrue. But many people are going to believe it is true and act accordingly. As the economy gets worse and people’s emotions become more heated, violent race riots are going to burst on the scene in our large cities.
Do we think such hateful racist statements have no consequences? Like little children, the radical left makes these hateful statements and doesn’t even think of the consequences—which are going to be horrendous. Bible prophecy says so, but even common sense alone should tell us that!
This is not President Obama bringing us together as he pledged to do in his presidential campaign. He is leading the way into violent divisions. And I do mean violent!
If you seriously criticize the attorney general or the president, radicals often label you racist. That means they could hang the racist charge on my group—on your group—and apparently the media would be virtually silent.
Hateful racist statements inevitably lead to violent racist acts!
I repeat, Mr. Holder’s response to critics of Operation Fast and Furious is far worse than the scandal itself! Far worse!
The Bible says that God is love. The supreme example of that love was Christ dying for all of us (John 3:16). Our politics are often filled with hatred. So we can’t call this approach Christian or biblical.
If we followed Christ’s example, we would be willing to die for our fellow man, not do violence to him!
Let’s not forget that Eric Holder is the chief law officer of America.
He would not condemn or prosecute Black Panthers for intimidating voters in the presidential election. It was clearly a constitutional crime.
Again the president remained silent about Eric Holder’s decision to not prosecute racist crimes committed by black Americans.
Our attorney general condemns some Republican critics of his Fast and Furious scandal who are just doing their job, but he won’t condemn the Black Panthers’ crime against our constitution—the law of the land!
How do Eric Holder’s words and deeds influence blacks who lean toward the Black Panthers? Or whites who lean toward the Ku Klux Klan? The race hatred is building fast.
I believe that the radical left will do almost anything to cling to power in this coming election. Will we see some violent racial turmoil begin at that time?
I believe it is very likely!
All we need is another Rodney King incident to set off race riots in our cities.
The Whole Head Is Sick
The Philadelphia Church of God doesn’t take sides. We teach God’s truth—His prophecies.
The Prophet Isaiah tells us about the terrible times just before Christ returns in the “last days” (Isaiah 2:2). His book was written specifically for this end time (Isaiah 30:1-9). “Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the Lord, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward. Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint” (Isaiah 1:4-5). This is talking mainly about the United States, Britain and the Jews in the Middle East.
“The whole head is sick.” God is saying the power structure (primarily white) that leads these nations of Israel is sick! And the “whole heart faint.” 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 (see Daniel 12:9; 9:13; and Leviticus 26:19). Their “heart” is so weak and unhealthy that the governmental system is about to “faint,” or collapse!
“From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment. Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers” (Isaiah 1:6-7). “Your cities are burned”! And who does it? “Strangers [Gentiles] devour it in your presence”!
This is a terrifying passage! Because of the sin these nations of Israel—mainly America and Britain—are laden with, and because of the weakness of our leaders, we will experience desolation and burning—all at the hands of “strangers.” In other words, race riots and terrorism are going to get much worse. (If you don’t understand who the nations of Israel are, request our book The United States and Britain in Prophecy. All of our literature is free.)
More and more, racial tensions are boiling to the surface in the U.S. and Britain. In February of 2011, 50 Minnesota youths entered a store, assaulted a clerk, and looted the stock. In April, a mob of 20 entered a Washington, d.c., store, grabbed about $20,000 worth of merchandise and fled. In May, a group of New York teenagers carried out a vicious attack on a restaurant. Many reports have emerged of Chicago hoodlums assaulting people unprovoked, and the videos that surface show the attacks to be, almost without exception, black on white. In June, a group of white Mississippi youths brutally beat and killed a black man. During a Fourth of July celebration in Milwaukee, 60 young black Americans beat and robbed a small group that had been watching fireworks. Hours earlier, the same mob had robbed a convenience store, maybe two. In late July, 20 to 30 young Philadelphians beat and robbed bystanders. In August, hundreds of black youths swarmed into a Wisconsin parking lot, assaulting white fairgoers, smashing car windows, and beating passersby and police officers. The same month, across the Atlantic, Tottenham police officers shot and killed an apparently armed black man, prompting young people of all ethnicities to “demand justice” throughout London by smashing windows, torching businesses and homes, fighting police, stealing merchandise, assaulting citizens and even murdering people.
You watch: These events are going to become more and more common and destructive. Bible prophecy says so!
Remember the Los Angeles riots in May 1992? They were some of the deadliest in U.S. history: Close to 60 people died in the violence. The property damage was estimated at $1 billion. This is just one example of the destructive potential of race riots and burning. Much of that cost was goods stolen by the looters. Some 40,000 jobs were lost because of the rioting. The Los Angeles police and National Guard did virtually nothing—rewarding the rioters with stolen goods and an opportunity to commit violence—even murder! Such a lack of forceful intervention greatly encourages other angry minorities to riot elsewhere! This is the truth that almost no one wants to admit or face.
“A third part of thee shall die with the pestilence, and with famine shall they be consumed in the midst of thee: and a third part shall fall by the sword round about thee; and I will scatter a third part into all the winds, and I will draw out a sword after them” (Ezekiel 5:12). Remember, ancient Israel never received Ezekiel’s message. These prophecies in Ezekiel are for the end time. (Our booklet on Ezekiel fully explains these statements; request a free copy.)
Notice that pestilence is mentioned first. At one time, we thought the pestilence would be disease resulting from the famine. In this case, the pestilence is actually the leading cause of the famine! The word pestilence just means destruction or death (see the Hebrew and Chaldee Lexicon). One definition of the root word is “to lay snares, to plot against, to destroy.” So this pestilence could be a plague of violence or burning—not necessarily a physical disease at all! It can be defined as a plague of violence or rioting—such as the Los Angeles riots in 1992 or the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks! Why would the first third be burned with fire (verse 2), if it refers to a disease epidemic?
The pestilence, or plague of violence, will cause many health problems that lead to famine. Sewage disposal will be disrupted. Gas lines will be broken. Jobs will be lost. Society will unravel and the collective panic will bring a stock market disaster! It will get so bad that violence and famine will take millions of lives!
The Los Angeles rioting was just a type of what is going to happen to major cities in the whole nation! It is a stark prophecy of our future! Terrorist attacks, rioting and burning are the main thrust of the pestilence mentioned in Ezekiel 5. And this rioting will spread to other Israelite nations! God will get our attention one way or another. The worse the violence and burning become, the worse the famine will get. The worse the famine becomes, the more intensive the violence will get. It becomes a vicious cycle.
The seeds of this future calamity have already been sown. The government has lost control. There is a breakdown of law and order. When the riots in Los Angeles were at their peak, government authorities asked black sports stars and other leading blacks to plead with their people to stop the rioting. There was virtually no show of governmental force. In the future, when this violence spreads, will this be our main hope for peace? How pathetic! We are getting dangerously close to social anarchy and chaos!
It was the Rodney King court case, in which white policemen were acquitted of using excessive force in arresting a black man, that triggered the L.A. violence. Since then, there have been several more highly publicized cases of police acting against minorities, particularly in large cities like Los Angeles and New York. Serious rioting in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Bradford, England, in 2001 were also sparked by racial incidents. The public outcry against a strong government response has been intense and sustained. Now, as a result, the police fear to act, even more than they have feared to in the past. Many policemen only feel secure if they do almost nothing. Other authorities also fear to act, thinking riots may be ignited in other cities. Our government is paralyzed by fear. The “whole heart” is “faint”! We no longer have control of our cities. U.S. citizens already have 200 million guns. As a result of future race riots, more guns will be sold. The people see that our government won’t protect them—and they don’t trust God to protect them either!
Many think the Rodney King affair was the only reason for the 1992 rioting. That is not so. The reaction to such a jury decision made 30 or 40 years earlier in the U.S. would still have been controlled by the police and National Guard.
Trying to negotiate peace without using some force only encourages a certain criminal element in our society to riot more. Many blacks want peace, but often they have little control of the situation themselves. After the King verdict, a caravan of blacks in L.A. were going from one area to another throwing firebombs and doing much of the burning. The verdict became their excuse for defying the law. Many black people had their own property destroyed by such criminals.
Getting to know the true God is a dominant theme in the book of Ezekiel. The people of this world have many different ideas of who and what God is. But their words and actions
Before that happens to this world, God says His end-time very elect will send out a warning message. They will declare the book of Ezekiel in its entirety, and help lead the world to get to know the true, living God. There is nothing more thrilling than truly knowing God!
Racism is about to disappear from this planet forever!