By Ronald Thomas West – Published on: Sep 8, 2018 @ 16:50
– A Three Part Series –
Part II – HERE
Part III – HERE
My Christian, Muslim and Jewish readers, when perusing this series, should bear in mind Jesus is a much abused historical figure, bearing a name that has been used for cynical manipulations since the era of the Crusades. There is a world of difference between the Jesus of history and the Jesus put forward by radical Christian Zionists who would cynically see the Christians of Syria made extinct (along with Alawites and Druze) by machinations that enrich the American military-industrial complex in tandem with the Israeli radical right wing and Bibi Netanyahu’s pursuit of the Yinon Plan for a Greater Israel. If one gave it one minute’s thought, it raises a question: why are there Christians on both sides of every issue?
This series explores the behaviors of faux Christians and their dishonest allies, that is if authentic Christians follow the Sermon on the Mount. The two cannot be conflated; you cannot stamp out Syria’s Christians in the name of Jesus except to practice oxymoron or hypocrisy. But that would be precisely the outcome if the efforts of the USA & Israel’s employ of Salafi-Takfiri to overthrow Assad were to prevail. Authentic Christians should be deeply disturbed at the following narrative little different to Jews practicing Tikkun Olam should be deeply disturbed at Netanyahu’s role in the same. No doubt the authentic practicing Sufi who reads here will know precisely what I am speaking of as well, as there are sincere parties in the 1/2 of each group determined to be ‘the righteous of God.’
The Plot Against Trump To Capture The White House – Part I
“It may all fare badly – the mode of linear one-track thinking implanted in the West does have an inbuilt propensity towards totalitarianism. We shall see” –Alastair Crooke
From Saint Augustine’s ‘Just War’ theology taught to nuclear launch officers, to Bible verses engraved on military issue sniper scopes, to persistent, repeated, mandatory sermons and prayer attendance, the United States Department of Defense has both; established a religion, that is fundamentalist Christianity, and made a religious test of compliancethroughout command structures. 57,000 complaints to the NGO Military Religious Freedom Foundation, over 90% from non-fundamentalist Christian members of the military, have established there IS a fundamentalist Christian religious requirement in the USA military.
Relevant to the preceding, there are two mentions of religion in the USA’s constitution:
Article Six, Section 3 states “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States”
And the 1st Amendment’s ‘no establishment’ clause enumerates “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”
Now, to the flatly treasonous statement of Air Force Brigadier General John Teichert, recently in charge of the USA air wing that keeps Air Force One, that is the President’s plane:
“God has entrusted us to subdue our own kingdom – 21st century America”
Now, just who do you suppose the “us” is, other than our senior military leadership embracing a decidedly fascist flavor of rank fundamentalist Christian nationalism? How can I flatly state this is the case? Let’s break down the numbers in a most unscientific way, that is by applying plain old common sense to circumstance of collective treason that is (to now) one of America’s best kept military secrets.
To begin, I’ll draw an analogy; it is estimated 70% of sexual assaults go unreported in the American military for fear of reprisal. If we apply the same percentage (not an unreasonable proposal) to those soldiers fearing reprisal for complaining a “weaponized gospel of Jesus Christ” being shoved down their throats by what amounts to a Christian Taliban organization’s command hierarchy, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation’s client base could easily be 150,000+ rather than merely approaching 60,000 but perhaps it is actually worse than that for the following reasons:
“We touched down at Ft Campbell on our redeployment from an extended tour in Iraq. It was dark, cold, and rainy when we walked down the jet’s stairs to shake hands with a 1- or 2- star general. We then dropped our gear, and got into a mandatory formation to head into the hangar where all the families were. Still in formation, we were “treated” to a completely mandatory Christian sermon by the Division Chaplain. I was pretty upset about it, but was stuck in formation and couldn’t go anywhere”
-US Army officer’s identity withheld.
Ok, so the preceding is example of where the soldiers are prisoners in command formations where they cannot escape religious indoctrination. This is circumstance indicating there are large areas of the USA military where 100% of soldiers are subjugated to what amounts to Christian madrasa training, whether they want it or not. It follows, nowhere in the USA military is control more complete and total than the service academies at Annapolis, West Point and Colorado Springs. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation (via personal communication with Director Michael Weinstein) numbers:
Nearly 100 clients at the Naval Academy at Annapolis
Over 200 clients at the US Army’s West Point.
Over 400 clients at the Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, where there has also been an established rape culture     for decades. Sounds like the Taliban to me. Or something akin to ISIS and sex slavery.
700+ future officers of the USA’s armed forces are presently on record as complaining of an intolerable environment of religious persecution because they place the American constitution ahead of their personal conviction in matters of religion and reject a neo-fascist command structure’s demand of subservience to a weaponized gospel of Jesus Christ. And that is certainly a minority considering how many dare not speak out for fear of discovery and retaliation.
It is also established about 30%, or roughly 384,000 (30% of the 2017 overall force estimate) of USA military active personnel are known to be “Christian Dominionist” (practically indicating God’s law usurps Constitutional law), a belief based in historical revisionism the USA had been founded as a theocratic republic, a belief embraced by the noted General Teichert. There is also reason to believe the higher one looks into the command structure, the more concentrated this infection becomes.
Since the establishment of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation and the beginning documentation of the widespread nature of the problem, to the present time of 57,000 soldiers complaining of an intolerable, Taliban-like religious environment in America’s military, through the tenures of 4 Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairmen or the USA military’s most senior officer in the chain of command, Peter Pace, Michael Mullen, Martin Dempsey, and the current JCS Chairman Joseph Dunford, no significant action has been taken to check the growth and spread of Christian Dominionism (an anti-constitutional order) in the USA’s military ranks. Why? On its’ face, there would seem two obvious possibilities:
1) If the USA’s military were to be factually purged of this treason, not only would the enlisted ranks be necessarily, radically reduced, the officer corps would be gutted. American ’empire’ could not be sustained in its present configuration of nearly 800 military bases abroad.
2) At the apex of the American military command structure, Dominionism has established a firm grip. In this second, highly plausible scenario, not only would there be no will to tackle the problem, rather there would be entrenched interest in consolidating Dominionism’s control.
It is also possible the facts of the matter lie somewhere between, which is hardly comforting. Having said that, my personal opinion is the second scenario is the likely scenario and it comes down to a single ‘tweet’ provides the smoking gun:
Mike Pence is a known Dominionist of the worst possible stripe. With evidence to follow, I will simply note any “friend” of Mike Pence would have to be of Dominionist persuasion for the simple fact of that movement’s exclusivity; either you’re in or you’re out, there is no middle ground. Now, let’s lay out the facts:
Who was Doug Coe? (d. Feb 2017) The longtime spiritual guru of MIKE PENCE. What was Doug Coe all about? In his own words:
“You know Jesus said ‘You got to put Him before mother-father-brother sister? Hitler, Lenin, Mao, that’s what they taught the kids. Mao even had the kids killing their own mother and father. But it wasn’t murder. It was for building the new nation. The new kingdom” –Doug Coe
It was Mike Pence attended the meeting where Donald Trump was introduced to Doug Coe:
“Every president since Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1953 has spoken at the breakfast, a point made at the meeting to Trump by the evangelical lay minister Douglas Coe, a leader in The Fellowship religious organization, according to Coons. Also attending the meeting with Trump was Boozman, Vice President-elect Mike Pence, and several of Trump’s faith advisers”
Here is Doug Coe in his own words, the spitting cobra speaks for himself:
Beginning at minute 5:30 of the above video:
“Jesus said you have to put me before other people. And you have to put me before yourself. Hitler, that was a demand to be in the Nazi Party. You have to put the Nazi Party and its objectives ahead of your own life, and ahead of other people”
Coe goes on to say:
“I’ve seen pictures of the young men in the Red Guard… They would bring in this young man’s mother. He would take an axe and cut her head off. They have to put the purposes of the Red Guard ahead of their father, mother, brother, sister, and their own life. That was a covenant. A pledge. That’s what Jesus said”
“If you’re going to have any movement that moves men and nations, you have to have that kind of commitment”
Yep. Pence’s longtime ‘spiritual’ guru stated you need make a commitment to following the principles & emulating the behaviors of, History’s biggest mass murderers, to move their ‘Christian’ agenda forward. If you keep listening, it doesn’t get any better.
Who are the ‘Navigators’ Pence’s long time spiritual guru had been addressing? An elite right-wing international Christian proselytizing organization with a 100 million dollar (+) annual budget. Probably it should come as no surprise the Navigator organization Coe preached to has for its registered symbol a neo-Nazi cross that also features in the Klu Klux Klan decor kit…
“Each part of The Wheel® Illustration represents a crucially important component of a
vibrant violent Christian life” [quote correction RTW]
…when compared to the contemporary neo-nazi decor at duck-duck-go:
So, this is the Christian Dominionist alignment of General Kelly’s “friend” Mike Pence. Moreover, Trump’s Chief of Staff, General Kelly, and Trump’s Secretary of Defense, General Mattis, have a mutual pact; if one of them is absent from the White House (out of the country on business) the other will not be. And present Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Dunford? He’s the third in this troika of generals who’ve sat on their hands (at minimum) and allowed the treasonous behaviors of the likes of General Teichert and his clear message of “us”…
“God has entrusted us to subdue our own kingdom – 21st century America”
…includes the lot of them.
“I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you fuck with me, I’ll kill you all” -General Mattis
The main guy that is responsible for and rather refuses to clean up the crusading in the American military probably could care less if the rest of us all die. After-all, what’s actually important to Mattis is, that he is a good general for his perverted vision of Jesus, upholding our constitution be damned:
A former Special Forces Sergeant of Operations and Intelligence, Ronald Thomas West is a retired investigator (living in exile) whose work focus had been anti-corruption. Ronald is published in International Law as a layman (The Mueller-Wilson Report, co-authored with Dr Mark D Cole) and has been adjunct professor of American Constitutional Law at Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany (for English credit, summer semester 2008.) Ronald’s formal educational background (no degree) is social psychology. His therapeutic device is satire.