Everywhere we look, we see ethnic division and racial hatred accompanied by gruesome acts of violence and war. And it is intensifying! It seems as if we are reminded daily that man’s never-ending attempt to solve the problems of this world—apart from God and His immutable laws—has utterly failed! The “solutions” men propose only incite more violence—and more hatred. Soon, these underlying tensions, passions and hatreds will boil over into full-scale race wars! God has warned about all of this well in advance of it actually happening, which is why we follow these disturbing trends so closely.
The March edition of the Trumpet magazine, for example, featured an article on the race bomb recently ignited by Attorney General Eric Holder over the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal. At least 300 Mexicans and one federal agent have been killed with Fast and Furious weapons. But according to Mr. Holder, those searching for facts about the ill-intentioned operation and the disgraceful cover-up that followed are motivated more by racism than they are by getting to the bottom of the scandal. This isn’t the first time the Obama administration has used the race card to shield itself against criticism—and it probably won’t be the last.
This same race card is also frequently used as a weapon. This week, for example, the Department of Justice hopped into the middle of a raging controversy over the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, a black teenager, in Sanford, Florida. The facts in the case haven’t yet been fully revealed, but the left-wing media and race-baiting civil rights groups have already rendered a guilty verdict. The black victim was unarmed, on his way back from buying candy at a convenience store, when the “white” perpetrator shot him in cold blood—because he was black.
In fact, the shooter was a Hispanic man named George Zimmerman. He was a “Neighborhood Watch” volunteer patrolling a gated community where there had been a recent spate of break-ins and robberies. After seeing the black youth, Zimmerman dialed 911 and told the dispatcher that Martin looked suspicious—a call you wouldn’t expect a cold-blooded killer to make.
At some point after he telephoned the police, Zimmerman and Martin got into a fistfight, which then led to Zimmerman drawing his gun and firing the fatal shot. He strenuously maintains that he fired in self-defense, which, if he is telling the truth, is lawful according to Florida’s “stand your ground” law—a provision that allows people to use deadly force if they are in a life-threatening altercation.
According to the Sanford Chief of Police Bill Lee, who temporarily resigned yesterday under heavy pressure from civil rights groups, the attack happened after Zimmerman had lost sight of the youth and was returning to his sport utility vehicle to meet with the police officer who had been dispatched to the scene. Zimmerman’s side of the story, the police chief insists, was “supported by physical evidence and testimony.”
None of these details, however, prevented big media and the Department of Justice from adding fuel to the fire of racial hatred. In the doj’s case, it can’t even prosecute Zimmerman unless it can find a racial element in the incident, which would then make it a federal crime.
And so, the search begins for any shred of evidence “proving” that Zimmerman was a racist.
In the case of Allen Coon, however, authorities still don’t know if racial hatred might have motivated two black youths to set him on fire after dousing him with gasoline.
“You get what you deserve, white boy,” one of the attackers said to Coon, while igniting the flames. Coon managed to save his life by smothering his burning head with the shirt he was wearing.
His mother told columnist Selwyn Duke that the vicious attack was just the violent culmination of the incessant racial harassment her son had been subjected to ever since he enrolled in the predominantly black school on the east side of Kansas City.
“Even more damning,” Duke wrote, “is that multiple educators were complicit in the harassment” (emphasis added throughout).
Outside of Kansas City, the media coverage of this politically incorrect hate crime has been sparse, to say the least. Even in Kansas City, aside from a few outspoken voices, local media outlets and law enforcement officials have downplayed the obvious racial component to this crime. Some even went so far as to ignore the fact that the perpetrators were black.
During his interview with Coon’s mother, Duke got the distinct impression that local law enforcement officials were steering clear of any hate-crime charges for fear of setting off a “powder keg.”
But by not applying hate crime laws equally, big media and law enforcement officials are only adding more explosives on top of the powder keg. Whites will only resent the double standard and begin taking matters into their own hands. And blacks will view themselves as the only ethnic group in America that is routinely victimized by racism.
“This is no light matter to pass over casually,” Herbert W. Armstrong wrote way back in October 1963. “Race war is coming! Racial tensions, passions and hatreds are being deliberately stirred by organized planning. It will explode into mass violence that will stagger the imagination! It will be whipped into an accelerating crescendo until human blood runs like rivers!”
Yes, it is coming—to a local neighborhood near you. And it’s not just a local matter, Mr. Armstrong stressed. It’s a worldwide evil!
Look at Afghanistan. Remember the widespread anti-American protests several weeks ago after reports of a Koran burning on a U.S. military base? Those protests sparked several incidents of violence that left 30 Afghans and six U.S. service members dead. In one case, two U.S. servicemen were shot from behind by a supposed Afghan ally.
A few days later, a U.S. Army staff sergeant left his post in the Kandahar Province and went on a barbaric shooting spree in nearby villages, murdering 16 Afghanis, including 9 children. This random act of senseless brutality prompted Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai to call on Afghanis to pray for God to deliver his nation from the American “demons.”
After more than 10 years of fighting alongside Afghans in the war against terrorism, tensions between Americans and Afghanis could not be worse.
Then there’s the Toulouse massacre. On Monday, a gunman outside a Jewish school in southwest France gunned down four Jews—three of them little children. French authorities quickly connected the attack to one that happened a few days earlier—another shooting that left three black French paratroopers dead.
Media coverage of this appalling incident followed an all too predictable path. Since the victims were Jews and blacks, the perpetrator must have been a right-wing Caucasian. After we then learned that the perpetrator’s name was Mohammed—and that he was a jihadist linked to al Qaeda—Western media outlets rushed to the defense of Islam by parroting the very same deranged propaganda you hear daily on Arab networks like Al Jazeera—that the Israeli army deliberately targets Palestinian children.
And so the terrorist named Mohammed was somewhat justified when he took aim at those three little Jewish children. At least that’s what we’re told by the ignorant apologists who control the flow of misinformation coming out of most news organizations.
This diabolical discourse only accelerates the cancerous spread of racial hatred. The Bible says it will ultimately lead to the virtual annihilation of entire peoples. Study Ezekiel 5:1-12, Jeremiah 25:30-33, Isaiah 24:1-6, Matthew 24:21-22 and Revelation 16 and 18.
We are living in a tinderbox loaded with a lethal mixture of hatred, violence and every imaginable evil—and it’s about to explode in our faces!
This is why God must intervene supernaturally in the affairs of mankind—a prophesied reality that most people, even in the religious world, simply refuse to believe. But it is true—and it will happen.
Jesus Christ will soon intervene in world affairs and stop mankind from committing suicide! Isn’t it about time you learned much more about why this world is the way it is—and how God intends to forcefully establish law-abiding order in this chaotic, hate-filled world? If you want answers to life’s most important questions—answers retrieved from the pages of your own Bible—then request your free copy of Herbert W. Armstrong’s eye-opening work Mystery of the Ages. ▪