Sunday, August 26, 2018

So Dies a Neocon: Obama and Bush, not Trump, Invited to the Funeral of John McCain


So Dies a Neocon: Obama and Bush, not Trump, Invited to the Funeral of John McCain

By Julio Severo
As neocons from both parties are paying tribute to Senator John McCain, preparations for his funeral are underway and even though Obama and Bush have been invited, President Donald Trump was not.
John McCain
McCain had been criticizing Trump since 2015 and specified months ago that he did not want the Trump to attend his funeral.
McCain, who had been diagnosed with an aggressive and rare form of brain cancer last year, died on Saturday at the age of 81.
According to a report by the New York Times, vice president Mike Pence was invited to the services but not Trump.
McCain had requested that George W Bush and Barack Obama deliver the eulogies at his funeral.
Two family members reiterated to CNN on Saturday that Trump won’t be present at the service.
John McCain with neo-Nazi leader in Ukraine
Trump has not commented on McCain’s wishes that he stay away from the funeral, but did offer a short message on the senator’s passing.
“My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain,” he wrote. “Our hearts and prayers are with you!”
McCain began to attack Trump in June 2015 when Trump announced he was running for president and called Mexican immigrants ‘rapists’ and drug runners during a speech.
McCain distanced himself from Trump saying in an interview that he disagreed with Trump’s comment. Trump fired back by calling McCain “incompetent.”
Another issue that enraged McCain is that in 2016 Trump criticized neocons and their eternal wars. No presidential candidate attacked so much neocons as Trump did, and McCain was a prominent neocon.
In a 2016 tweet Trump slammed the senator as “foul mouthed” and in a 2017 post he lashed out at McCain for supporting ObamaCare.
Trump mocked McCain’s record as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War saying that McCain was only labeled a hero “because he was captured.”
For his part, McCain publicly criticized Trump on numerous occasions. In a July statement, McCain lashed out at Trump for his meeting in Helsinki with Russian president Vladimir Putin.
McCain said of Trump’s comments: “No prior president has ever abased himself more abjectly before a tyrant.”
McCain again bashed Trump in March when Trump congratulated Putin on re-election.
“An American president does not lead the free world by congratulating dictators on winning sham elections,” McCain said.
McCain, who was the defeated Republican presidential candidate in 2008, was not so critical of Obama, the victorious contender, as he was of Trump.
The senator also wrote about his long-standing feud with Trump in his memoir The Restless Wave saying that Trump’s behavior was disturbing.
“His lack of empathy for refugees, innocent, persecuted, desperate men, women, and children, is disturbing,” the book read. “The way he speaks about them is appalling, as if welfare or terrorism were the only purposes they could have in coming to our country.”
“His reaction to unflattering news stories, calling them ‘fake news,’ whether they're credible or not, is copied by autocrats who want to discredit and control a free press,” McCain wrote. “He has declined to distinguish the actions of our government from the crimes of despotic ones. He has showered with praise some of the world's worst tyrants.”
McCain, who was a fierce enemy of Russia, had close ties to the military industrial complex.
He has reportedly received over $100,000 from billionaire liberal activist-funder George Soros, who, by the way, has campaigned also against Russia.
John McCain with Islamic terrorists in Syria
With Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, McCain was a vocal supporter of the Ukrainian revolution, and of the U.S. providing arms to Ukraine against Russia, saying the Obama sanctions imposed against Russia were not enough. McCain was also instrumental for the U.S., under Obama and now under Trump, providing arms to Islamic rebels in Syria and imposing sanctions on the Syrian government.
McCain opposed Trump’s decision to restrict homosexuals in the Army.
Wars supported by McCain in the Middle East provoked the slaughter of defenseless Christian communities. In spite of the fact that he never cared about such Christians suffering persecution and death, some U.S. Christians are honoring McCain’s death. All I could say, in a tweet, was:
Neocon John McCain celebrated wars while their Christian victims perished. That some U.S. Christians are honoring the death of this warmonger shows their cold hearts for the Christian victims of his despicable warmongering.
I understood their un-Christian honor of a neocon only after read Chuck Baldwin’s words: Christians’ Love of the Warfare State Is Killing Other Christians.
With information from the DailyMail.
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Saturday, August 25, 2018

Is Russia Also Behind the Anti-Vaccine Movement?


Is Russia Also Behind the Anti-Vaccine Movement?

By Julio Severo
Accusations against Russia, coming from left-wingers and right-wingers, are so trendy today in the Big Media that the they added another accusation: Russia is behind the anti-vaccine movement.
Considering that Russia is economically unable to defend itself from all the accusations, it is the perfect scapegoat that fits all ideological whims and complaints.
According to the DailyMail report titled “Russian trolls and Twitter bots are driving the global anti-vaxxer movement online, study reveals”:
“Since 2009, the proportion of so-called anti-vaxxers has increased… The debate over shots has become dramatically more heated and if social media activity were your measure, you might think that anti-vaxxers are winning. In fact, anonymous spam bots and Russian trolls are behind an out-sized proportion of social media activity against vaccination, according to the revelatory study published today by George Washington University.”
According to a New York Post report titled “Russian internet trolls spread anti-vaxxer propaganda”:
“More than 250 tweets linked to an agency backed by Vladimir Putin’s Russian government used more sophisticated tactics,” sharing “anti-vaccination messages 75 percent more than average Twitter users.”
CNN, dubbed by Trump as FakeNews Media, said in a report titled “Why Russian trolls stoked US vaccine debates”:
“Russia’s meddling online went beyond the 2016 US presidential election and into public health, amplifying online debates about vaccines.”
In a report titled “Russian trolls and Twitter bots exploit vaccine controversy,” the Washington Post said,
“Public health experts battling dangerous misinformation about the safety of vaccines have a new foe: Twitter bots and Russian trolls.”
There are many other members of Big Media blaming Russia for the increase of interest in the anti-vaccine message. There is an obvious powerful collusion of Big Media to dupe parents that the base for their anti-vaccine stance is “misinformation” from Russia!
If Russia can be used as a scapegoat for the political ailments of U.S. left-wingers and right-wingers, why not also of the financial ailments of Big Pharma in their losses over parents choosing to protect their children from immoral and even dangerous vaccines?
Before 2009 I had strong views against vaccination not because of alleged Russian indoctrination. I was in touch since the 1980s with the U.S. homeschool movement, where mandatory vaccination is not an indisputable dogma.
When I learnt the truth about vaccines from the U.S. homeschool movement, I had absolutely nothing with Russia, and for many years the only connection I saw was between the anti-vaccine movement and the homeschool movement.
Big Media spent years demonizing parents who protect their children from vaccinations. Because their dirty tricks did not work, now they come up, in collusion with Big Pharma, with the propaganda that anti-vaccine parents have been somehow duped by Russia!
Hollywood mega-star Chuck Norris has articles against vaccines. Has he been also duped by Russia?
What will Big Media do next? Will it say that the homeschool movement is a Russia strategy to destroy the West? Even though homeschooling is legal in Russia, the American model is older.
I will not be surprised if they say that the Loch Ness monster is a Russian invention or that Russia killed Elvis Presley. After all, it is just trendy to blame Russia for everything, for anything and for nothing.
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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Spurred by Big Left-Wing Source, Pentecostal Charisma Helps Spread Accusation of Alleged Collusion of Franklin Graham with Trump and Putin


Spurred by Big Left-Wing Source, Pentecostal Charisma Helps Spread Accusation of Alleged Collusion of Franklin Graham with Trump and Putin

By Julio Severo
When Russia was the Soviet Union, U.S. left-wingers did not see any problem. Now when Christian Orthodox conservatism has come back to the Russian government, there is no surprise that U.S. left-wingers are seeing all kind of problem in Russia. The big surprise is that U.S. right-wingers, including their Protestant supporters, are embarking on a kind of collusion with U.S. left-wingers in the same feeling of hostility to Russia.
Franklin Graham and Vladimir Putin
The most tragic is a Pentecostal media embarking on the same political collusion. I say tragic because Pentecostals and charismatics are known for believing and having prophecies and revelations. But what is the point of believing in revelations if Pentecostals choose to live in the low level of dark, sordid political collusions of left-wingers or neocons, the fake conservatives? Revelations and prophecies are granted by God to give people the chance to see above the low level of dark, sordid political collusions.
In a recent report titled “The Russian Connection: When Franklin Graham Met Putin,” Charisma, which is the largest Pentecostal media in the world, said,
When President Trump stood beside Russian President Vladimir Putin… the subsequent firestorm of criticism included liberals as well as prominent Republicans. But there was one group that kept uncharacteristically quiet: the president’s evangelical advisers.
The Charisma report added,
There are good reasons why some Christian right leaders are less than eager to address Trump’s attempts to warm relations between the U.S. and Russia. For years, American evangelicals have cultivated ties with Russia, highlighted by a 2015 meeting between Franklin Graham, son of the late Billy Graham, and Putin in Russia.
But by the time Trump was inaugurated in 2017, the Kremlin had become what Politico described as "the leader of the global Christian Right," largely based on an alliance with Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill.
Graham’s public relationship with Trump dates back to at least 2011, when he told ABC News, “The more you listen to [Trump], the more you say to yourself, ‘You know, maybe the guy’s right.’” The following year, Trump’s foundation reportedly gave the organization named for Franklin Graham’s father, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, a $100,000 check in 2012, while Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian relief group also run by Franklin Graham, received $25,000 the same year and $10,000 in 2013.
Meanwhile, Putin’s ideological influence over parts of the American religious right dates back to at least 2014.
In March of that year, Putin was featured on the cover of Decision Magazine, a publication of the BGEA, in an issue that included an opinion article by Franklin Graham that offered cautious praise for the Russian president. The evangelical leader pointed to Putin’s decision to sign a law barring the dissemination of “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations” to children.
“It’s obvious that President Obama and his administration are pushing the gay-lesbian agenda in America today and have sold themselves completely to that which is contrary to God’s teaching,” Graham wrote. He later added: “In my opinion, Putin is right on these issues. Obviously, he may be wrong about many things, but he has taken a stand to protect his nation’s children from the damaging effects of any gay and lesbian agenda.”
Then Charisma mentions meetings of Russian Orthodox Christian leaders with conservative evangelical leaders in America as an alleged example of some sort of “intrigue.” The big problem — and you do not need any supernatural gift of prophecy to see it — is that the source for all the accusations of intrigue is not Charisma itself. It is not also some conservative evangelical media. The source was the Religion News Service, which used as its own source… Mother Jones, a famous U.S. left-wing magazine.
Actually, Charisma carelessly reproduced the full report from the Religion News Service, which is plain propaganda against Trump, against Graham and against Russia.
If Charisma had done a diligent investigative report, it would have seen that the Religion News Service was not the original source. The Religion News Service used a very big left-wing source.
The issue is not why Mother Jones and other U.S. left-wingers are worried or even desperate about contacts of conservative evangelicals with Trump and of conservative evangelicals with Russia. The big issue is why evangelicals, including Pentecostals, are allowing Mother Jones and other U.S. left-wingers to dictate to them how should be their relationship with Trump and Russia.
Pentecostals and charismatics blindly following non-leftist sources is bad. But to follow left-wing sources is vastly worse.
In an extensive report titled “What Happened in Moscow: The Inside Story of How Trump’s Obsession With Putin Began,” Mother Jones mentioned Trump’s visit to Russia in 2013 as a worrying point. Another worrying point was the Russian law banning homosexual propaganda to children. This left-wing report was the source for the Religion News Service and ultimately and consequently for Charisma.
Donald Trump and Franklin Graham
Left-wing Mother Jones opened her heart about all her bad feelings on Trump, Russia, Graham and the Russian law against homosexual propaganda, saying:
…the Russian Duma had passed a law that made it illegal to expose children to information about homosexuality. The new anti-gay measure was the latest move by Putin to appeal to the conservative Orthodox Church and ultranationalist forces.
Human rights and gay rights advocates in Russia and around the world denounced the new law. Vodka boycotts were launched. There was a push to relocate the Winter Olympics, scheduled to be held the following year in Sochi, Russia. In the United States, the Human Rights Campaign called on Trump and the Miss Uni­verse Organization to move the event out of Russia, noting that under the new law a contestant could be prosecuted if she were to voice support for gay rights.
The uproar over the Russian anti-gay act confronted Trump with a dilemma—how to distance himself from the law without jeopardizing his big Russia play. The Miss Universe Organization issued a statement asserting that it “believes in equality for all indi­viduals.” That didn’t stop the protests. Bravo talk-show host Andy Cohen and entertainment reporter Giuliana Rancic, who had pre­viously co-hosted the pageant, quit the show. Miss Universe officials scrambled and found replacements: Thomas Roberts, an openly gay MSNBC anchor, and former Spice Girl Mel B.
Roberts explained his decision in an op-ed on MSNBC.com: “Boycotting and vilifying from the outside is too easy. Rather, I choose to offer my support of the LGBT community in Russia by going to Moscow and hosting this event as a journalist, an anchor, and a man who happens to be gay. Let people see I am no different than anyone else.”
This was a godsend for Trump. He granted Roberts an inter­view on MSNBC. “I think you’re going to do fantastically,” he told Roberts, “and I love the fact that you feel the same about the whole situation as me.” Inevitably, the conversation turned toward Putin and whether he would appear at the pageant. “I know for a fact that he wants very much to come,” Trump said, “but we’ll have to see. We haven’t heard yet, but we have invited him.”
Though US relations with Moscow were at this point deterio­rating, Trump was touting Putin as a wily and strong leader. In September, Putin published an op-ed in the New York Times that opposed a possible US military strike against the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria (in retaliation for its use of chemical weapons) and that denounced President Barack Obama for referring to American exceptionalism. The next day, Trump on Fox News commended Putin’s move. “It really makes him look like a great leader,” he said.
The following month, Trump appeared on David Letterman’s late-night show. The host asked if Trump had ever done any deals with the Russians. “I’ve done a lot of business with the Russians,” Trump replied, adding, “They’re smart and they’re tough.” Letterman inquired if Trump had ever met Putin. “He’s a tough guy,” Trump said. “I met him once.” In fact, there was no record he ever had.
Do you have a relationship with Putin and any sway with the Russian leader? Roberts asked him. Trump was unequivocal: “I do have a relationship.” He paused. “I can tell you that he’s very inter­ested in what we’re doing here today. He’s probably very interested in what you and I are saying today. And I’m sure he’s going to be seeing it in some form.”
Trump could barely contain his praise for Russia’s president: “Look, he’s done a very brilliant job in terms of what he represents and who he’s representing. If you look at what he’s done with Syria, if you look at so many of the different things, he has really eaten our president’s lunch. Let’s not kid ourselves. He’s done an amazing job…He’s put himself at the forefront of the world as a leader in a short period of time.”
But Trump had decided to attend the celebration of evangelist Billy Graham’s 95th birthday on November 7 at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina. In Russia, Trump told Goldstone that it had been necessary for him to show up at the Graham event: “There is something I’m planning down the road, and it’s really important.”
Goldstone knew exactly what Trump was talking about: a run for the White House. Franklin Graham, the evangelist’s son, was an influential figure among religious conservatives. When Trump two years earlier was championing birtherism—the baseless conspiracy theory that Barack Obama had been born in Kenya and was ineligible to be president—Graham joined the birther bandwagon, raising questions about the president’s birth certificate. Appearing at this event and currying favor with Franklin Graham was a mandatory stop for Trump, if he was serious about seeking the Republican presidential nomination. And it paid off: Trump and his wife Melania were seated at the VIP table along with Rupert Murdoch and Sarah Palin. Franklin Graham later said that Trump was among those who “gave their hearts to Christ” that night.
So these are the worries of Mother Jones, one of the most left-wing publications in the United States. The mystery is not why Mother Jones and other U.S. left-wing publications are so opposed to evangelical involvement with Trump and Russian conservatism today and Trump’s involvement with Russia. The mystery is why evangelicals, especially Charisma, would used its powerful media to let a left-wing article spread its venom against Trump and Russian conservatism.
The problem is not only a lack of attention to God’s Word and prophecies and revelations. It is a lack of Christian good sense.
While Charisma and some Pentecostals are giving attention to Mother Jones and other left-wingers, the Christian Broadcasting Network and other charismatic channels are giving attention to neocons, the fake conservatives. This is sheer lack of good sense too.
Trump is better than Obama and Russia is not worse than the Vatican. If the U.S. has had a long relationship and partnership with the Vatican, why not with Russia?
Russia is vastly better than the Islamic dictatorship of Saudi Arabia. If the U.S. has had a long relationship and partnership with Saudi Arabia, why is the U.S. left so enraged and desperate to hinder U.S. conservative evangelicals from a partnership with Russia?
Because the anti-Russia pressure from left-wingers and neocons has been so massive, in a time when Russia is more open to cooperation, the U.S. finds itself, even under Trump, seeking all reason and non-reason to impose sanctions, alienate and even provoke Russia.
If the U.S. did to the Vatican only ten percent of what it has been doing to Russia, it would be called, in the midst of outcries, anti-Catholic hostility.
If the U.S. did to Israel only ten percent of what it has been doing to Russia, it would be called, in the midst of outcries, anti-Israel hostility or even anti-Semitism.
The same left that always saw no reason to blame the old Soviet Union today sees all reason and non-reason to blame conservative Russia for everything and nothing. Their inconsistency is glaring to normal eyes but why not also to the Pentecostal and charismatic spiritual eyes of Charisma and other evangelicals?
Left-wingers and neocons are destroying the best chance that the U.S. has ever had of partnership with a conservative Russia.
Perhaps one of the most important signs of such partnership happened in 2014, in Moscow, when the Kremlin held a pro-family conference attended by international pro-family leaders, including me. The conference clearly condemned abortion, the homosexual agenda and Marxism. The late Larry Jacobs, who was a major leader in the World Congress of Families, told me personally that the Obama administration and U.S. left-wingers were threatening conservative Americans attending this conference. Jacobs and other Americans were very courageous to challenge Obama’s threats. Jacobs was a Pentecostal from the Assemblies of God.
Not surprisingly, Mother Jones saw a conservative conspiracy in the pro-family conference in Moscow. But what expect from left-wingers?
Conservative Pentecostals and charismatics should not let neocons and left-wingers — who embrace Saudi Arabia and their bloody petrodollars — guide them in their hateful collusion against conservative Russia.
With information from Charisma and Mother Jones.
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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Facebook Censors Comment about Lesbians But It Does Not Censor Homosexual Comments against Jesus Christ


Facebook Censors Comment about Lesbians But It Does Not Censor Homosexual Comments against Jesus Christ

By Julio Severo
Few minutes ago I received the following message from Facebook:
This post goes against our Community Standards.
Only you can see this post because it goes against our standards on hate speech.
Next, Facebook showed the “offensive” comment in Portuguese: “As duas sapatonas foram mau exemplo.” The translation is: “Both bull dykes were a bad example.” This was not a Facebook post in my account. It was just a comment in the page of a conservative friend.
Then, Facebook said to me:
You’re Temporarily Blocked From Posting
This temporary block will last 30 days, and you won’t be able to post on Facebook until it’s finished.
If you post something that goes against our standard again, your account will be blocked for another 30 days.
Please keep in mind that people who repeatedly post things that aren’t allowed on Facebook may have their accounts permanently disabled.
So my Facebook account (https://www.facebook.com/julio.severo) will be blocked for thirty days (effective August 17, 2018) not because I advocated violence against lesbians. I was blocked because I used the very popular Portuguese term “sapatona,” which means literally “big shoe” and in Brazil it is a word traditionally used to refer to masculinized women using men’s big shoes! It seems that the translation into English may be “bull dyke.”
Recently, a Brazilian homosexual singer called Jesus “gay,” “transvestite” and “transsexual.” His offensive comment flooded Facebook pages throughout Brazil, and there was no reported censorship or block against what the homosexual activist said against Jesus. Yet, because I just said that the behavior of two “sapatonas” was a bad example, Facebook, which did not see any hate speech in a homosexual reviling Jesus, is punishing me with a 30-day block of my account. So am I supposed to say that the behavior of “honored” lesbians is a good example, especially to children?
This is Facebook’s standards: Any popular term that homosexuals do not like is “hate speech” but when their dirty words against Jesus Christ flood Facebook, there is not hate speech.
This is not the first 30-day block of Facebook against me.
The whole month of February 2018 I remained blocked because I denounced the homosexual agenda and the Islamic invasion of Europe. See my article: Why Does Facebook Harass and Censor Christians?
Facebook also imposed a 30-day block against me on December 2017 because I mentioned the Christian duty to love sinners, including homosexuals. You can read my article here: Why Does Facebook Grant Free Speech to Anti-Christian Radicals and Impose Censorship on Christians?
And on June 2017 Facebook imposed another 30-day block against me because I was reporting on Brazilians who were fined for calling a homosexual “fag.” See my article: “Facebook, Censorship, Profanity, Name-Calling and Foul Language.” In this case, Facebook backtracked after a California-based legal group threatened to sue Facebook on my behalf. Because of the legal threat, Facebook recognized that its actions were censorship. See my article: Facebook Acknowledges Its Own Censorship on Julio Severo. What Happens Now?
Perhaps one of the most shameful acts of Facebook against me was to censor Leviticus 18:22, a famous Bible verse that I had posted on my profile, but Facebook did not like it and removed it. See my article: Help! Facebook Is Censoring Bible Verses
This censorship against a Bible verse immediately became headline on WND (WorldNetDaily), in a report titled “Famous Bible verse too sizzling for Facebook.”
Because of this scandal, Facebook contacted WND with this message:
“As soon as we were notified of the problem, we began to investigate and restored the content as soon as we were able to identify the mistake. The content has been restored since it didn’t violate our standards. We’ve informed Mr. Severo of the restoration and apologized for the error.” (See the WND report “Facebook finally responds on censoring hot Bible verse”)
Yet, the Bible post was not restored and I have never received any apology from Facebook.
If the Facebook owner, who is a left-wing Jew, does not care even about Leviticus 18:22, a famous verse from the Jewish Scriptures, why would he care about a post attacking Islamic sexual violence against European girls?
What I wonder is: How can a Jew, who belongs to a race and religion historically oppressed by Muslims, censor my effort to denounce Islamic sexual violence?
Earlier this year, a Jew denounced Facebook for excluding Israel and including Palestine. Is Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg against his own race and evangelical Christians, the most important allies of the Jews?
Tell Mr. Zuckerberg that Julio Severo is an evangelical Christian who is a passionate advocate of the Bible and Israel in its biblical borders.
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