The Washington Post interviewed Donald Trump recently. The headline of the article they did based on the interview was Trump slams Fed chair, questions climate change and threatens to cancel Putin meeting in wide-ranging interview with The Post.
The headline leaves out one of the most important statements Trump made in the interview. When asked how long US troops would remain in the Middle East, Trump said, “Now, are we going to stay in that part of the world? One reason to is Israel. Oil is becoming less and less of a reason because we’re producing more oil now than we’ve ever produced. So, you know, all of a sudden it gets to a point where you don’t have to stay there.”
Using American troops for the benefit of a foreign nation is wrong. When a person joins the US military they take an oath to defend the US Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. They do not swear to defend or advance foreign nations.
The fact that Donald Trump and US politicians from both parties misuse the US military to protect the foreign Jewish state of Israel in order to win favor with the powerful Israel lobby makes a mockery of the oath Americans take when they sign-up for the military, it is a violation of common sense and it’s a violation of principles promoted by the Deist George Washington when he said in his Farewell Address:
“So likewise, a passionate attachment of one nation for another produces a variety of evils. Sympathy for the favorite nation, facilitating the illusion of an imaginary common interest in cases where no real common interest exists, and infusing into one the enmities of the other, betrays the former into a participation in the quarrels and wars of the latter without adequate inducement or justification.
It leads also to concessions to the favorite nation of privileges denied to others which is apt doubly to injure the nation making the concessions; by unnecessarily parting with what ought to have been retained, and by exciting jealousy, ill-will, and a disposition to retaliate, in the parties from whom equal privileges are withheld.
And it gives to ambitious, corrupted, or deluded citizens (who devote themselves to the favorite nation), facility to betray or sacrifice the interests of their own country, without odium, sometimes even with popularity; gilding, with the appearances of a virtuous sense of obligation, a commendable deference for public opinion, or a laudable zeal for public good, the base or foolish compliances of ambition, corruption, or infatuation.”
This sage advice from George Washington is completely ignored by US politicians, conservatives and liberals, Republicans and Democrats, when it comes to Israel. They have blindly supported the Jewish state of Israel for decades. The ultra-liberal George McGovern back in 1972 suggested moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem, as Donald Trump actually recently did. In fact, President John F. Kennedy was the last president to stand up to Israel, demanding that the Israel lobby be registered as a foreign agent and that the Jewish state stop its work to develop nuclear bombs.
Currently the only US politician trying to stop the theft of $38 BILLION from American tax payers to be given to Israel to continue the expansion of its military is Republican Senator Rand Paul. He has actually placed a block on legislation that would give the $38 BILLION in American tax payer dollars to Israel.
Paul is now under attack by Jewish organizations and by Christian evangelicals who believe what the ancient Jews wrote in the Bible, that God gave all of that land to the Jews for the Jewish state of Israel.
The belief in the ancient superstition that God gave all of the land of ancient Canaan to Abram/Abraham and the Jews (Genesis 13:14-15) is a key reason for most of the current religious violence in the Middle East. Zionist Christian Pat Robertson explained the modern borders of Eretz-Israel which includes all of, or parts of, modern day Jordan, Syria, Iraq, and Egypt, and all of the land the UN designated being for the Palestinians. Belief in, or acceptance of, this biblical superstition/myth will be keeping the US military busy for a very long time.
Zionist Christian John Hagee, who founded Christians United For Israel, lists seven reasons Christians need to support the Jewish state of Israel. You can read them here.
When we stop and reflect on the fact that we are now living in a nuclear age with the very real ability to destroy life on our beautiful planet Earth with these deadly nuclear weapons, we must realize our only salvation is our gift from The Supreme Intelligence/God of innate reason. Albert Einstein pointed this out when he wrote:
“The world that we have made as a result of the level of thinking that we have done so
far, has created problems we cannot solve at the level of thinking at which we created
them . . . . We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humankind is to
Deism is that substantially new manner of thinking.
Bob Johnson is a freelance writer in the Tampa area of Florida. He was raised Roman Catholic, but after a stint in Marine Corps infantry and reading Thomas Paine’s The Age of Reason he became a Deist.
In 1993 he founded the World Union of Deists, and in 1996 he launched the first website devoted to Deism. He is the author of God Gave Us Reason, Not Religion, Deism: A Revolution in Religion, A Revolution in You and An Answer to C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity. He has also written the introduction to Thomas Paine’s The Age of Reason, The Complete Edition and Principles of Nature by Elihu Palmer.
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Benjamin Freedman spelled it out brilliantly. But the beer soaked pot headed and inherantly dumb herd cannot listen or learn.Just to look at a map of Palestine in 1947 to the present. And what do you here from a Atheist Zionist . Its our Biblical Homeland as they laugh at the world
RE:”Oil is becoming less and less of a reason [to stay in the Mideast] because we’re producing more oil now than we’ve ever produced. So, you know, all of a sudden it gets to a point where you don’t have to stay there.”
Am I to understand that Trump is finally questioning the logic of being Israel’s golden goose and trained attack dog?
Israel is a very petulant and unappreciative parasite. A tick will drop off when it’s had enough, but with Israel enough is never enough. They spy and steal our nuclear tech only to become the premier nuclear threat in the Mideast. They buy global politicians and manipulate our foreign policy via their Zionist banker magic money. Israel, through their hunger for expansion and co-opting our military, should be classed as the #1 threat to world peace.
“Most Zionists don’t believe God exists, but believe He promised them Palestine.” — Ilan Pappe
Why Religion is Outdated in the 21st Century – Lawrence Krauss…
“Most tribes throughout history have developed origin myths to give their people a sense of unity in the face of adversity. The creators of the myths, which historically has been the priest class, consider unity, not to mention the perpetuation of their livelihood, to be more important than truth. The Jews, including their spinoffs, Christians & Moslems, are no exception. As the intelligence quotient increases, the ideas for belief diminish. There is no reason needed for one to believe in something especially a religion that dates back to mythical times & why should their ancient and anachronistic view of the world be imposed on everyone else ?
Why would your God (one of over 5,000 worshiped as the only one) creator of the infinate universe write a book ( Christian Bible) that deceptively made himself appear to have no more concept of the magnitude of what he had created than that of a person living on a tiny spec for less than a second of all time of that universe & only make the afterlife available to even less than a fraction of all mankind (Christians) that existed after the writing? “
The new state of mind we will need to survive, is the constant and vigilant will to avoid games of pretend.
To observe and study with an open mind, rather than clinging to traditions for the sake of comfort, while ignoring the obviousness of nature itself. To consider the sacred nature of the world as a gift to be preserved instead of plundered without conscience. To study the invisible without preconceived notions and to completely disallow cultish behavior to influence our educational institutions and governments.
The case for fraud against the 3 Abrahamic religions is clear and obvious, and the damage to our knowledge of history will take hundreds of years to fix, perhaps thousands, and much of it is lost due to these interlopers, and usurpers. They are nothing more than common criminals bilking the ignorant and holding their souls hostage with the game of pretend, and preventing advancement of the same.
I’ll have to go check, but I can’t remember a group of Deists, being found guilty of tens of thousands of cases of international pedophilia schemes, money laundering, torture, murder, mass dispersion, false land claims, war, illegal taxation of sovereign citizens, monetary fraud, Pious fraud, conspiracy to commit fraud etc etc…
To the Catholic, anything that threatens the narrative is evil. It is like a spoiled ignorant child.
AND Christian Evangelicals DO NOT mention the Israelites mentioned in the Bible broke every Covenant with God . Jesus came and through his blood a NEW Covenant was established . The NON Believing Jew that will not accept Jesus will burn in hell . Thats from the New Testament the other part of the Bible the John Hagee and his army of mindless twits and others that will accept Jesus only on Sunday !
What the hell is ‘British Deism’? To be honest, for any pope to criticise any other group is a bit rich, considering how many genocidal war criminals have held that office, how many millions of people they have slaughtered in the name of their made up mystical ‘god’ and their countless crimes against humanity. Even the name of the damn religion – Christianity is an outright lie, for there is not one single shred of evidence that this ‘Jesus Christ’ ever existed, the gospels are a load of nonsense, Matthew and Luke being nothing more than plagiarisms of Mark with a few added comments and John being utter twaddle, none of them display any knowledge of Palestine or it’s geography, clearly none of them were written by someone who had ever been to Palestine. So isn’t it time, in the modern, rational, scientific age to finally admit the entire religion of Christianity is a fraud based on a myth of a man who never even existed? Just look at Christmas, the entire thing is a fraud, a fabrication, designed to appeal to the pagans of Europe by taking their long standing mid-winter solstice festival traditions and tacking on a totally fraudulent myth about a supernatural birth. Maybe there is a god, but if there was, he damn sure wouldn’t approve of the pedophile criminal oligarchy that is the Vatican or the Catholic church which has caused more misery, suffering and death in the last 2 millenia than any other group, including the Mongols, Nazis, and Bolsheviks.
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