My readers know that from time to time I re-post content from John Whitehead @ Rutherford.org. This is probably one of my favorite articles from him. In particular, he shed light on an astonishing Facebook post (above) from Franklin Grahm, heir to Billy Grahm’s evangelical empire.
Given his position of power, this type of statement is insanity. It is in line with college student’s cheering the police during the Boston Bombing as they raided home after home without warrant. It is in line with the ridiculous machoism of “patriots” who criticize the government for demolishing their freedom’s yet call people cowards for not wanting to step up and fight Washington’s wars. It is just flat out wrong yet over 200,000 sheeple liked his post. There are a couple people who condemned his statement in the comments section, but they are far outweighed by supporters.
Our Constitution, freedom and liberty is being attacked from all angles – Religion (Franklin Grahm, The Catholic Pope, etc.), our politicians, our corporations, the media, the uneducated younger/sheeple generation and others! Where can one find solace from this madness?!
Have a read of John’s article! You won’t regret it.
By John W. Whitehead @ Rutherford.org
March 24, 2015
“Do exactly what I say, and we’ll get along fine. Do not question me or talk back in any way. You do not have the right to object to anything I may say or ask you to do, or ask for clarification if my demands are unclear or contradictory. You must obey me under all circumstances without hesitation, no matter how arbitrary, unreasonable, discriminatory, or blatantly racist my commands may be. Anything other than immediate perfect servile compliance will be labeled as resisting arrest, and expose you to the possibility of a violent reaction from me. That reaction could cause you severe injury or even death. And I will suffer no consequences. It’s your choice: Comply, or die.”— “‘Comply or Die’ policing must stop,” Daily KOS
Americans as old as 95 are being beaten, shot and killed for questioning an order, hesitating in the face of a directive, and mistaking a policeman crashing through their door for a criminal breaking into their home—i.e., not being submissive enough.
And Americans of every age and skin color are being taught the painful lesson that the only truly compliant, submissive and obedient citizen in a police state is a dead one.
It doesn’t matter where you live—big city or small town—it’s the same scenario being played out over and over again in which government agents, hyped up on their own authority and the power of their uniform, ride roughshod over the rights of the citizenry. In turn, Americans are being brainwashed into believing that anyone who wears a government uniform—soldier, police officer, prison guard—must be obeyed without question.
Franklin Graham, the heir to Billy Graham’s evangelical empire, offered up this “simple” piece of advice for “Blacks, Whites, Latinos, and everybody else” hoping to survive an encounter with the police:
Most police shootings can be avoided. It comes down to respect for authority and obedience. If a police officer tells you to stop, you stop. If a police officer tells you to put your hands in the air, you put your hands in the air. If a police officer tells you to lay down face first with your hands behind your back, you lay down face first with your hands behind your back. It’s as simple as that. Even if you think the police officer is wrong—YOU OBEY.
Clearly, Graham’s message resonated with a core group of Americans: almost 200,000 individuals “liked” the message on Facebook, with an astounding 83,000 fans sharing his words of advice with their own friends, none of whom seem to recall that Jesus Christ, whom they claim to follow and model their lives after, not only stood up to the police state of his day but was put to death for it.