Tuesday, December 16, 2014

CAPTAIN AMERICA II – The WINTER SOLDIER: COVERT CONSPIRACY

Marvel Studios, now owned by Disney hit pay dirt once again with the sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger, which by all accounts was enthusiastically received nearly as, if not just as much as The Avengers film.
Admittedly I enjoyed the film very much myself. In my opinion The Winter Soldier was even better than the first in many ways, and comparable to the raving success of the Marvel Hero team-up of The Avengers. I was stunned however when I watched a few scenes play out where such ideas as a new world order, order from chaos, conditioning people to willingly surrender their freedoms, etc. So much so that I felt I needed to address these remarkable statements – hence this article. We have two sections presented here today, the Movie Review is part one; the Analysis of Key Points is the second.

So let's dim the lights, watch the cinematically wide-screened story, and witness the unfolding of this film.


The MOVIE REVIEW -

Once the action begins to take off, Captain America aka Steve Rogers (played by Chris Evans) is sent with a S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division.) STRIKE team out to sea to intercept the sea vessel the Lemurian Star, a ship owned by S.H.I.E.L.D and hi-jacked by international terrorists. Along with the other hostages is S.H.I.E.L.D officer Jaspar Sitwell sitting on the floor, tied up and at gun point. In efficient manner Cap and Black Widow aka Natasha Romanov (played by Scarlet Johansen) take out the bad guys (including a mono e mono altercation between Captain America and the martial arts leader of the terrorists) and the hostages, including Mr. Sitwell are freed.

Unbeknownst to Cap however Black Widow (an accomplished and formidable spy and assassin) was on a secret mission for S.H.I.E.L.D leader Director Nick Fury (played by Samuel Jackson) to recover vital S.H.I.E.L.D Intel from the ships computer banks which she retrieved successfully, storing it in a portable hard drive. Yet neither she nor Nick Fury are unable to read the data due to a high level encryption placed in the software. Once back at base, Captain America confronts Fury about Black Widow's alternate mission objective and protests being kept in the dark when it could have potentially jeopardized the mission on hand.

Fury brings Cap along for a ride and shows him something that the First Avenger didn't have clearance for: Project INSIGHT which consisted of three high frontier helio-carriers with repulsor drive jets absolutely bristling with firepower and a computer interface that links with orbital satellites that can target potential threats 'before they happen'.
“I thought the punishment usually came after the crime,” commented Captain America.
“We can't afford to wait that long,” responded Fury.
The Captain points at the helio-carriers and says, “This isn't freedom; this is fear!” The First Avenger then made the comment that S.H.I.E.L.D was basically holding a gun to the head of every person on the planet. 

Such heavy-handed tactics has Captain America worried and he starts to question his involvement with Fury and his organization. The 90 year old super solder re-visits a museum dedicated to Captain America and his own team of the Howling Commando's – a WW II squad of soldiers that fought against the Nazi science research organization known as HYDRA. He remembers the simpler days when bad guys were bad and the good guys were good and the boundaries between the two were clearly defined; he remembers his old childhood friend and fellow Howling Commando James 'Bucky' Buchanan the only soldier to lose his life in a mission against HYDRA. Captain America starts thinking about leaving S.H.I.E.L.D but doesn't know which direction his life should take – he is a man of the '30's lost in the 21st century . . . 

While at S.H.I.E.L.D headquarters, known as the TRISKELIAN  (1)  building (check out the link to learn what this term means!) in Washington D.C. Nick Fury tries to pry the information from the Intel on the portable hard drive and grows suspicious when he can't. He then goes to see his old friend, comrade and superior Secretary Pierce (played by Robert Redford) to talk about holding off on Project INSIGHT until he can uncover the information and potential foul play that he suspects. Pierce agrees to do so.

Meanwhile Fury calls in top level S.H.I.E.L.D agent, Maria Hill (played by Cobie Smulders) to help him investigate Project INSIGHT when he suddenly finds himself in a squall of police cars and pretend officers with high power gun fire and a mounted hydraulic powered battering ram to take down the high security armored vehicle that he is driving. Taking a serious pummeling, the vehicle has all but had it when Director Fury barely manages to escape with his life. He then is confronted on the road by a mysterious lone figure all in black, including a Darth Vader-like mask and a strange weapon that fires a Frisbee sort of disk which magnetically connects to the bottom of Fury's vehicle and explodes, rendering the vehicle completely useless. With a portable cutting torch in hand, Fury cuts through the bottom of the vehicle and makes his escape from the unknown assailant.

Captain America/Steve Rogers returns to his apartment only to discover a bloodied and battered Director Fury hiding out, and flashing messages silently at Cap from his cell phone screen: “Ears everywhere” and “SHIELD compromised” - he gives Captain America the hard drive with the encrypted Intel on it just before a violent spray of gun fire erupts through the window, sending Fury, mortally wounded to the floor. SHIELD agents promptly congregate on the scene to transport Fury to the hospital while Captain America chases after Fury's assassin – the same dark garbed villain that tried to take Fury out before. He fails to capture the assailant but reports to Black Widow at the hospital where Fury is fighting for his life on his description. 

She tells Captain America that this is none other than the mysterious Winter Soldier, a man that most intelligence agencies doesn't believe exists, but with whom Black Widow encountered before and with almost lethal result for her and the death of a subject under her protection. Before leaving the hospital, Captain America covertly deposits the hard drive in a vending machine. He then is escorted back to the Triskelian building by the SHIELD task force STRIKE Team and has a sit down with Secretary Pierce who wants to know what Director Fury was doing in his apartment; Captain America declines to respond to Pierce's satisfaction. 

During their conversation Secretary Pierce says something interesting: “To build a really better world, sometimes means having to tear the old own down. And that makes enemies!” (2) 

Captain America is then declared a fugitive of SHIELD after Pierce sends his STRIKE team of about a dozen men after him where a raging fisticuffs bout ensues in the confines of an elevator and they are soundly defeated by the escaping Avenger. 
At the hospital Nick Fury is pronounced dead but the heroes have little time to mourn for they must determine what the hard drive contains regarding Project INSIGHT; they can't break the encryption code – so they run a tracer program on it to determine at least where the program files were created: Wheaton, New Jersey. The location of the old army base where Steve Rogers was recruited, transformed with chemicals and energy beams and trained as the world's first super soldier (3). While investigating the old army base, they discover a secret underground facility – the birth place of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Here they are confronted by an A.I. (artificial intelligence) that has Arnim Zoloff's psych engrams programmed into it – essentially, the consciousness of the Swiss Scientist that worked for the Red Skull, founder/leader of HYDRA. 
Zoloff explains to Captain America and Black Widow the history of HYDRA . . . and this is where the film takes on an interesting turn and commentary on actual historic events as well as some not-so-conjectural perspectives on what some would call conspiracy. Let's watch this scene . . . 

 Zoloff's New World Order speech

Zoloff explained that SHIELD allowed him to join their ranks on the condition that he shared technology created by HYDRA, which fell under OPERATION PAPERCLIP, a real part of WW II History.

Noted author Jim Marrs stated that such procedures and policies encouraged activities that would today be classified as 'conspiracy theory', currently a derogatory term used by those who potentially are close minded to information that would otherwise prove extremely uncomfortable; or to others, unprofitable towards their own globalist goals. This is what he had to say about OPERATION PAPERCLIP (Note: This author does not necessarily agree with all of the assertions and statements made by Jim Marrs in his writings): 

Operation Paperclip  “After “winning” WW2, the US imported hundreds of Nazis and their families through “OperationPaperclip,” so-named because ID photos were clipped to paper dossiers. It was set up by an agency within the Office of Strategic Services, predecessor of the CIA. Along with creating false identities and political biographies, Paperclip operatives expunged or altered Nazi records and other criminal histories in order to illegally circumvent President Truman’s edict that prohibited Nazis from obtaining security clearances. Thus, high-level Nazis waltzed into sensitive positions of authority and secrecy in the US military-industrial establishment, including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), major corporations, and universities. These Germans were conveniently referred to as “former Nazis,” but “former” was commonly just a euphemism for “active” and “ardent.” 
 From the article RE-THINKING CONSPIRACY.

Yet Zoloff didn't merely share technology with SHIELD, he also brought with him the ideologies of HYDRA and developed a power base of fervent believers to his cause which in turn infiltrated SHIELD and used the organization as a front (4). He further explained some other crucial elements of HYDRA, and the hard won lessons the German zealots learned about the war:

“HYDRA was founded on the belief that humanity could not be trusted with its own freedom. But trying to take freedom away by force can't work because people will fight back . . . humanity needed to surrender its freedom willingly. After the war SHIELD was founded and Zoloff recruited – the NEW HYDRA grew inside of SHIELD and for 70 years HYDRA had been secretly feeding crisis, reaping war, and when history did not cooperate, history was changed.”  

Black Widow protested such allegations, saying: “SHIELD would have stopped you.”

“Accidents happen,” Zoloff replied coolly while displaying a news photo on the monitor of Howard Stark's (Tony Stark's aka Iron Man's father) obituary. Then the photo of the recently deceased Nick Fury is shown. Zoloff continued: “HYDRA created a world so chaotic that humanity is finally ready to sacrifice its freedom to gain its security.” (4, 5)
“Once the purification process is complete (6), HYDRA's New World Order will arise.”

All the while the A.I. of Zoloff was speaking to Captain America and Black Widow, it secretly launched a missile aimed directly towards the underground SHIELD bunker with the intent of killing them, but once again Cap and Black Widow escape (thanks to Captain America's vibranium shield). They flee the  base and seek refuge at the place of a new friend of Steve Rogers – Sam Wilson (Who later becomes known as The Falcon due to a one man aviation device that resembles a bird of prey) and attempt to figure out their next move against HYDRA and stop Project INSIGHT.

Its at this time that Black Widow aka Natasha Romanov expresses her disillusionment about SHIELD/HYDRA similar to the earlier reflections Steve Rogers had about his involvement with Fury's SHIELD. She essentially “ . . . traded the KGB for HYDRA . . .”

Meanwhile Secretary Pierce has a secret rendezvous at night with the Winter Soldier, who we learn is directly answerable to Pierce, the primary villain of the story! He orders the Winter Soldier to seek out and destroy Captain America and Black Widow before they attempt to foil HYDRA's plans.

The plan of our heroic trio, Captain America, Black Widow and the Falcon, is to abduct a high official of SHIELD and interrogate them on their involvement with the conspiratorial dealings with HYDRA. They select Jaspar Sitwell, the SHIELD officer they rescued earlier from the Lemurian Star.
They coerce Sitwell to talk and once threatened with being tossed over the edge of the building a second time (the first time he was retrieved by the Falcon) he was more than willing to comply:

“Zoloff's algorithm is a program for choosing targets. Anyone who poses a threat to HYDRA (5, 6): Bruce Banner (the Hulk), Steven Strange (Doctor Strange), etc.; the 21st century is a digital book that Zoloff taught HYDRA how to read. Intel is gathered about the population of the world via email, texts, medical records, bank records, voting patterns, SAT scores – all of which examined; their past is known and thus their future predicted and therefore determines who must be eliminated in the 'purification process'. Targets are then selected by Project INSIGHT helio-carriers which start scratching people off the list, a few million at a time!” (7)

The trio are determined to stop the three super-powered helio-carriers at any cost and speed off to intercept them when they are confronted with STRIKE team members and the Winter Soldier. During a supreme struggle between Captain America and Winter Soldier, the villain's black mask gets torn off and Cap sees to his stunned surprise that its none other than his old friend, whom he believed was dead, James 'Bucky' Buchanan, former member of the HOWLING Commando's!

Cap surmises correctly that it must have been Zoloff back in WW II who experimented on him, giving him a 'super-formula' similar to the one that Steve Rogers received, turning him into a super-soldier, and thus the reason how he could have survived his death-defying plummeting fall. Bucky was brought to the Soviet Union where the process was completed and the Winter Soldier was born.

At the end of the deadly altercation, both sides retreat and a wounded Black Widow is escorted by SHIELD officer Maria Hill along with the others to a secret underground location only to find out that someone else believed dead was still alive: Nick Fury!

Winter Soldier likewise reports to his superior, Secretary Pierce and during that briefing, Bucky starts to remember Steve Rogers, his old friend. Pierce dismisses this and tells Winter Soldier that he “ . . . shaped the century (8). Society is at a tipping point between Order and Chaos. Tomorrow morning we're going to give it a little push. Do your part and I'll do mine and HYDRA will give the world the freedom it deserves.”
Nagging thoughts about Steve Rogers linger in the mind of Winter Soldier, and so Pierce orders his memories to be 'wiped and start over'; thus agonizing mind-control procedures (9) are commenced again on the super-soldier.

Armed with three computer 'fins' with a re-writable program, Captain America and the Falcon approach the helio-carriers in hopes of replacing current files that are targeting innocent civilians with three specific targets that will end Project INSIGHT – the three helio-carriers themselves! Yet under Cap's orders, the objective is not merely to take down HYDRA, but SHIELD as well, so that they can be ensured that every remnant of the nefarious Nazi organization is wiped out.

In the midst of this objective, at the Triskelian Building Pierce is found out and the SHIELD Oversight Committee learns of his villainy. A covert Black Widow neutralizes his ability to command his HYDRA forces, and Nick Fury appears on the scene. Pierce temporarily gains the upper hand, but Black Widow turns the tables back – and she along with Nick Fury coerce him to access control protocols that will help destroy the helio-carriers. 

The Falcon manages to replace computer fins on two of the helio-carriers, and while Cap attempts to insert the last one on the third, the Winter Soldier grapples with him with lethal intent. With three slugs in him Cap still manages to get the fin installed, then issues the order to Agent Hill to take all three vessels out – while Captain America is still on the third ship!

Meanwhile he manages to free the Winter Soldier from a heavy steel bulkhead that has pinned his old friend. When released, he attempts to slay Cap, who drops his shield; he speaks as Steve Rogers to his old friend Bucky, telling him that he is not going to fight him because he is his friend.
And you're my mission!” shouts the Winter Soldier and savagely begins to bludgeon Steve.
In between blows Steve replies with, “Then finish it. Because 'I am with you all the way buddy'.” Words that Bucky once told Steve in their youth. This gives Winter Soldier pause, but before he can complete his mission, the helio-carrier begins to descend and break apart under the onslaught of the other two vessels. All three ships, billowing dark smoke begin to fall into the water, but Captain America and Winter Soldier splash down into the depths before them. 

One of the last scenes of the film is of Winter Soldier dragging Captain America to the safety of shore, where he leaves him . . . and disappears from public view.

Steve Rogers awakens in the hospital and sees Sam Wilson (who was rescued by Nick Fury and Black Widow when one of the helio-carrier that crashed into the Triskelian building where he was fighting the leader of HYDRA/SHIELD's STRIKE team).

Things begin to settle down when Black Widow appears before a Congressional committee and attempts to answer the demands of those presiding over the meeting; she states that the world is now a much more vulnerable place with SHIELD gone, but when any threat appears on the world scene, they'll know where to find her and the others – to defend the world. 

Finally, Nick Fury, Steve Rogers, Sam Wilson and Black Widow convene at Fury's pseudo-grave site. Fury goes undercover somewhere in Europe; Black Widow seeks a new cover by which she will be able to hide out herself, but before she leaves, she hands Steve Rogers an old dossier on James Buchanan from Kiev. Sam Wilson decides he will accompany Steve in his search for the Winter Soldier aka James 'Bucky' Buchanan.

The credits for the film roll, and an extra scene comes on the screen where a faction of HYDRA in yet another underground installation is exploiting the energy source from a weapon that we saw in The AVENGERS film, the crystal-crowned lance wielded by Loki, the once brother of Thor of Asgard. One of the two mysterious men makes the statement that “its no longer a world of spies, or even of super heroes; its the age of miracles . . . and there is nothing more horrifying than a miracle!” (10)

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AN ANALYSIS of the KEY POINTS in the FILM -

1) THE PROCESS of ADVANCEMENT/PROGRESSIVISM - The main central base for SHIELD/HYDRA is called the TRISKELIAN building; if one has read the definition of this term in the review, then its probable that this name is by no means coincidental, since those who are involved in globalism have in mind, such advancements and development that this term (and symbol) stands for.

 2) TWO WORLD FOUNDATIONS - Secretary Pierce stated: “To build a really better world, sometimes means having to tear the old own down. And that makes enemies!”
Tearing down the old world in real terms by those who are promoting globalism requires ridding the world of the Judeo-Christian ethic, all sources of biblical truth, and all of the truths that are represented in God's Word in favor of a Luciferian Rule that will suit the One World Order under the global reign of the Beast (of Revelation). There are essentially TWO FOUNDATIONS upon which a person – or a nation may choose to build upon: the foundation as established by God Himself in His Word or the foundation of Satan as established by that fallen cherub through the various esoteric and secret societies, such as the Theosophical Society and the Masonic Order. The contrary nature of these two 'worlds' precludes the notion that they are adversarial to each other. Just as light and darkness are opposites, and holiness and sinfulness, good and evil, justice and lawlessness – members of each world-foundation are enemies of the other. What Pierce was talking about when referring to “a better world” is a new world order, and those committed to such in our reality are doing their best (and by and large succeeding, at least in human terms) at demolishing the world as established by God, in preparation for the reign of the Beast.

3) SUPER SOLDIER – FICTION or FACT - The very idea of Captain America, and the Winter Soldier as men who were re-created as super-humans or 'super-solders' is not the stuff of comic book lore alone; there are legitimate scientific and military projects (via the industrial/military complex and organizations such as DARPA and their currently modest [at least those publicly known] endeavors) and experimentation that are involved in creating such 'people' of the future that may well be part human, part animal, part machine and thus, the issue of 'personhood' will become controversial. On this issue, refer to Question #4 in the following documentation by the Brookings Institute:

In a world in which biologists can create organisms with large quantities of human genetic material and computer scientists can build machines with human intelligence, how will we define "person" for purposes of citizenship and constitutional rights?”  

 Everything from exo-skeletal armor (not unlike the suit worn by Iron Man/Tony Stark played by Robert Downey Jr.) to genetic enhancements and the ideologies of Trans-humanism implemented – the coming of the super-soldier may well be part of what one might call the One World Military Order (The Military/Industrial Complex). 
For a brief treatment on trans-humanism watch this 8-min video with Tom Horn (Note: This author does not necessarily agree with Tom Horn on these and other related and non-related issues). On the related issue of Human/animal hybrids go here.
Can you imagine the Beast having at his command, entire armies composed of trans-human super-soldiers to enforce his rule? Will the people of Earth actually see such a military force in the age to come in which Luciferian rule will dominate the globe?

4) SUBTLE INFESTATIONAL INFILTRATIONS - Just as HYDRA used SHIELD as a front organization in order to conceal their own agenda within such a front that appeared to have a righteous cause (and one that Captain America and Black Widow were confident in and supported), there are organizations today that use fronts in order to conceal their agendas; it's an old ploy used effectively for many centuries, perhaps even millennia (?); the Masonic Order was infiltrated by the Illuminati is one example; other entities infiltrated would be our own U.S. Government by Nazi idealists (if Jim Marrs is correct in his assertions), the Democratic Party infiltrated by “Liberal” Socialist advocates, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Royal Institute of International Affairs (U.S. and U.K. Respectively) being infiltrated by globalist elite who answer to even 'higher authorities' within the global structure of Luciferian governance.

The ideologies of HYDRA mirrors that of the 'Goblins' (globalists) that really run things and pull strings; they both (the fictional and factual organizations) disparage the idea of personal and independent thinking and freedom; both have learned that taking such freedom by force is never viable means to their goals of global dominance. Such harsh techniques used in Communist Russia and Nazi Germany where people were forced to conform at gun point had immediate results but no integral, long term and lasting effects. 

Benito Mussolini likewise tried the hard line approach with the people in Italy under his Fascist regime, much to the protest of his advisor, a University professor named Antonio Gramsci who also advised against such hard line tactics of Stalin in favor of a subtle, gradual approach that would revolutionize any society from the inside out in what's become known as Fabian Socialism:

“Relying on gradualism, infiltration and the (Hegelian) dialectic process rather than a bloody revolution, Gramsci’s transformational Marxism was so subtle that few even noticed the deliberate changes.
“Like Alinsky (Who happens to be a favorite author of Barak H. Obama), Mikhail Gorbachev followed Gramsci, not Lenin. In fact, Gramsci aroused Stalins’s wrath by suggesting that Lenin’s revolutionary plan wouldn’t work in the West. Instead the primary assault would be on Biblical absolutes and Christian values, which must be crushed as a social force before the new face of Communism could rise and flourish.”  

Today, just as suggested in the movie, freedom is gradually being eroded so as not to be noticed by the common man, and this primarily through democratic process (always a transitional form of government) whereby as the powers that be influence the people's thinking, they can control their destiny by giving them exactly what the government wants them to want. Such sociological and psychological conditioning by all means possible (education, media, social networks, economics, politics, etc.) has and will develop the sort of mind-set in which people will genuinely believe that giving up personal freedom is a good thing! More about this later - 

The A.I. Of Zoloff stated: “ . . .  HYDRA had been secretly feeding crisis, reaping war, and when history did not cooperate, history was changed.”
Two points: First point: The motto of the Goblins and of global governance is “ordo ab chao”; this belief system and modus operandi is where the powers that be instigate crisis of various kinds with the objective in mind of assuming more control over the populace when they demand the government step in and do something, or if simply the government steps in on its own, pointing to the crisis as justification for intervention. The threat can be real or imagined; as long as the perception is a danger that will upset the established order, then intervention is justified but then a 'switch and bait' is performed and the very danger that should have been avoided is actually implemented by 'legitimate authority' (which is really anything but).

Second point: History being changed is something that was regularly employed by Soviet Russia; people under that regime even had the expression: “Here in Russia, even our past is uncertain.” Cultural and historical revisionism is heavily employed in our current American society and so this deformation of our past influences the direction of our future, just as HYDRA intended in the film. 

5)  OPERATION: ASSASSINATE - The execution and/or assassination of people who stood in the way of HYDRA such as Howard Stark and Nick Fury was displayed in the film. Here again this mirrors the murky and nefarious deeds rumored about among fringe/conspiracy web sites, about how 'threats to the state' and 'potential terrorists' are eliminated – sometimes even by 'accidental' plane crashes, such as that perpetrated on the late Ron Brown under the Clinton administration.  
Listen to these audio files from ARMOR in the AGE of DECEIT of 66/40 regarding The War on Truth by Chuck Missler, which details the allegations regarding the assassination of Ron Brown covered in the material above. (NOTE: This author does not endorse everything by Dr. Missler).

The A.I. of Zoloff continued his monologue: “HYDRA created a world so chaotic that humanity is finally ready to sacrifice its freedom to gain its security . . .”

More 'ordo ab chao' it seems! How many of you remember the post-9/11 mantra of “Are you willing to give up a few freedoms for more security?” It's no coincidence that virtually every President of the 20th century either publicly or in some official capacity declared a war on various things (“drugs”, “illiteracy”, “poverty”, “terror”, “racism” and by so doing, placed the government in a posture of military initiatives and when in such military engagements the word “secure” and “security” strictly means “control”. Yet how would it have flown if Americans were asked, “Are you willing to give up a few freedoms for more governmental control?” Probably as gracefully and buoyantly as a lead balloon! Yet as a result of 9/11, the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Department along with the Patriot Act have been conceived. All with the methods and means of controlling who? Law-abiding American citizens . . . And have you heard what the DHS has been up to lately? Check out the link above!

6) PURIFICATION PROCESS - “Once the purification process is complete, HYDRA's New World Order will arise.” A most appropriate term for Goblins to use: purification process, as this seems to be a doctrine of theirs, integral to the goal of global governance: population control. It's been said among their ranks that “ . . . there cannot be the birth of a new world order without blood”. Whether by birth control via sterilization or war or other more covert means, globalists intend on reducing the population of the world drastically. It's even written on the Georgia Guide Stones as first on a list of ten: “Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.”
Such New Spiritualists (formerly known as New Agers) as Barbara Marx Hubbard (and Marianne Williamson, among scores of others) have likewise spoken of this very thing: a purification process by another name: “separation process”. Read this article from LIGHTHOUSE TRAILS Research website as well as this article from The TRUTH Under FIRE, both based on the book by Warren Smith, FALSE CHRIST COMING.


7) THE ALL KNOWING EYE When Jaspar Sitwell was interrogated by our heroic trio, he confesses the plan as outlined and determined by the Zoloff A.I. Program: 

“Zoloff's algorithm is a program for choosing targets. Anyone who poses a threat to HYDRA: Bruce Banner (the Hulk), Steven Strange (Doctor Strange), etc.; the 21st century is a digital book that Zoloff taught HYDRA how to read. Intel is gathered about the population of the world via email, texts, medical records, bank records, voting patterns, SAT scores – all of which examined; their past is known and thus their future predicted and therefore determines who must be eliminated in the 'purification process'. Targets are then selected by Project INSIGHT helio-carriers which start scratching people off the list, a few million at a time!”

Are such monitoring processes really in place? Are Americans really being scrutinized as tenaciously as is fictitiously depicted in this film? That, in part, is what the Patriot Act was created for! To circumvent the Constitutional rights of the American people so that they may be apprehended and confined without due process. In place are the various technologies that have enabled the governments of the world to investigate, monitor and process the global population into categories that indicate red-flag warnings, depending on the political correctness, or lack thereof, of individuals in question. Those who will not comply with the global governance of the Goblins, and the New Spiritualist World Religion of the coming Luciferian age will be excised from the population – eliminated due to their clinging to old, out-dated, traditional values of freedom in government and religion.

Anyone remember Edward Snowden and his expose of matters concerning 'national security' and the surveillance of the American people? From the following article GOVERNMENT SURVEILLANCE of CITZENS we have this quote: 
Meanwhile, the Washington Post revealed that the NSA and FBI have two other spying programs that target American citizens, including one that uses the data of Facebook, Google and Apple, and one that uses information from major credit card companies.
“Audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents and connection logs 'enable analysts to track a person’s movements and contacts over time,' the article explains. 'They quite literally can watch your ideas form as you type,' an unnamed career intelligence officer told the Post.” 
Reminiscent of this sort of techno-spying are such films as Eagle Eye and  Enemy of the State. I can well imagine that such tenacious snoop tech will be fully operational once the Beast assumes power of the One World Order, tracking down the saints of God via spy satellites equipped with high powered scopes and infrared red sensors, can't you? Indeed, the Eye In The Sky (aka Horus aka Lucifer) will be watching all when once the Beast arrives!  

8) CHANGE AGENTS RULE Secretary Pierce in his private meeting with the Winter Soldier makes the remark: “You helped to shape the century . . .” This could be said of various individuals, change agents, meticulously placed at various times in history, in specific places and times in order to effect a pivotal change in the course of history that will lead to the satanic climax foretold in Scripture; no doubt, the mind responsible for such orchestrations is none other than the god of this world (2 COR. 4:4), Satan. Such people as Plato, Nietzsche and Hegel, Darwin, Helena Blavatsky, Albert Pike, Cecil Rhodes and many others, such as listed in Brannon Howse's excellent book: Grave Influences.

9) MK ULTRA REVISITED – WITH SUPER-SOLDIER RAMIFICATIONS Getting back to the Super-soldier idea for a minute; if one supposes that such technology will one day be employed in creating such super-human military fighting machines of flesh and blood, how would one prevent such a vast network of these 'mighty men' from turning against the elite and cause a self-destruct of the new world order?

One might imagine a genetic line of code that would pre-program such a thought right out of the cognitive thinking of such soldiers. Or as seen in this film, drugs and electro-shock sort of treatments which conditioned the Winter Soldier in the prevention of undesirable thinking and sentimentality (which ultimately failed in the end). These sort of techniques were once the workings of secret experiments conducted by the CIA in the MK ULTRA program, which by today's standards is rather archaic  (as seen in the film Conspiracy Theory [Warning: some expletives in this clip; please pay particularly close attention to this clip at the 9:05 min. mark where MKUltra is discussed by the character played by Patrick Stewart] with Mel Gibson, Julia Roberts and Patrick Stewart, in which a Manchurian Candidate style assassin (Jerry Fletcher played by Gibson) was programmed to kill but didn't complete his assignment, but instead, turned against his makers).

10) MYSTICAL POWER meets TECHNOCRACY The movie's conclusion arrives and credits roll, and as is typical for a MARVEL Super hero film, there is a teaser included in the midst of such credits. In this teaser (link posted above) we witness the next phase of the MARVEL universe, where spies and heroes are left behind by those who are created by something horrifying – miracles. The lance once wielded by Loki, Thor's step-brother and fellow citizen of the celestial domain of Asgard is seen, exuding with powers beyond human ability. In the first Thor film, Thor himself told Jane Foster “Your ancestors called it magic, but you call it science. I come from a land where they are one and the same.

Thus the magic of Loki's mystically empowered lance is harnessed by the technology provided by a remnant faction of HYDRA to create “miracles”. This unholy union of spiritual power (read that satanic) and mankind's own technology, forged in these last days will synthesize into an amalgam for the anti-Christ's use in dominating the globe. 
Even C.S. Lewis stated regarding these two extremes: 
There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves are equally pleased by both errors and hail a materialist or a magician with the same delight.
- C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters

In the new world order to come, spiritual mysticism will unite with material science or probably more likely, scientism with the objective of serving Lucifer in his Order of Rebellion against the God of the Bible. Such “mighty men” of renown as spoken of in GEN. 6:1-4 are the basis of the pantheon of the gods (and demi-gods) as represented in various ancient cultures. Perhaps the world of super heroes as seen in Marvel and DC Comics are the Americanized version of this, and equally used by the enemy to reject God and His Holy Word and see mankind as 'gods' in our own right?

The question many of you might be asking now is, 'Why would you put so much stock in a simple film for the purpose of entertainment?' The answer is, that after so much research into these matters, I find that the level of coincidence in which fiction lines up with fact or even presumed fact is far too uncanny as to be by chance. These films presented in this article (among countless others) form a message for those paying attention. Why would the Goblins allow such films to be made? 

Two CONJECTURES: Who would believe a movie, any way? What better place to hide the truth of these matters, than in plain sight? Any who would spout such 'new world order' silliness would be accused by disbelievers and skeptics of watching too many movies!
The other is that we are so far along in the final touches of the construct of the new world order, that the Goblins are ambivalent about our knowledge of these things, believing that even if we know them, we are powerless to stop it at this late stage.

My PERSPECTIVE: We don't have to stop it; as Christians we understand that these things will play out just as prophecy foretold*, but that the KING of Kings is soon to arrive and establish His Kingdom upon that foundation that is the Rock Himself (Jesus Christ) and not only remove the evil edifice of the new world order, but actually demolish the very foundation of the satanic order, established in the heavenlies when Lucifer first thought in his own heart “I will . . .” ISAIAH 14:12-14. Our mission as always is simply to preach the Gospel and make disciples!
* An upcoming article FROM the MIND of FIRE: A New World Order According to REVELATION 13.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

WOLVES in WOLF’S CLOTHING Part V

Getting back to the Let Us Reason web site article we see that Blanchard also endorses another highly recognizable New Ager that too many Christians regard as a fellow believer!
“Blanchard endorses New Age Teacher Jack Canfield's book, The Success Principles;
Canfield in his book encourages the use of practices such as visualization and meditation, with quotes of New Age authors and gurus. 


“Blanchard says of The Success Principles, “Canfield and Switzer have put their methods to success in an illuminating and easy-to-read book. Jack's teaching is highly effective and this new book will be the gift to give this year.”

“Canfield is no friend to Christianity, in an article written by Canfield, he says, 

In [the] USA, we have a Christian fundamentalist movement right now which is threatening other religions and I don't like it.” He goes on to say, “Every religion I've looked at has some technology. . . I've studied all of them and found what works for me and I've tried to make it available to others. What works for me is a combination of disciplines: I do yoga, tai chi which is a Chinese martial art and three kinds of meditation: vipasana, transcendental and mantra (sound) meditation.” (Canfield- Choosing to Be Happy Jack Canfeild; INDIA TODAY PLUS THIRD QUARTER 1997 (http://www.geocities.com/pallipadi/timepass/articles/happy.html)

“By endorsing Canfield, Blanchard is endorsing the New Age belief system that basically embraces all religions and belief systems. In fact one can honestly say at the end of the day, with all his endorsements Ken Blanchard has become one of the main promoters of the New Age in business, society and the church ...”

Chicken Soup for the Soul Enterprises, Inc. and Laurie Beth Jones. Dr. Marjorie Blanchard, Co-founder and Head of Office of the Future Ken Blanchard Companies tells one to practice stress management techniques of “deep relaxation, meditation, yoga” (“Life Balance For Individual Well Being And Organizational Retention,” ASTD 2003 (pdf), The Ken Blanchard Companies, p. 11).

“In A 2nd Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul” Ken Blanchard is found among 38 New Age or Mormon contributors. They include M. Scott Peck, Steve Andreas, Sai Baba*, Martin Buber, Gandhi, William James, Joseph Campbell, Leo Buscaglia, Napoleon Hill, Norman Vincent Peale, Benjamin Hoff, Canfield, Hansen, and T.M. promoter Harold Bloomfield.”  Canfield is the President of Self esteem Seminars and the Foundation of Self Esteem.
*One of the most renowned Hindu gurus of all time.

We are told:

2 COR. 6:14-16
Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the
temple of God with idols? 


“Ken Blanchard has endorsed Z.B.A.: Zen of Business Administration - How Zen Practice Can Transform Your Work And Your Life (by Marc Lesser)
“On the Back Cover ‘There is an urgent need for all of us to walk our faith in the marketplace. Z.B.A. Zen of Business Administration by Marc Lesser will surely help. Read, rejoice, and start practicing’ (Ken Blanchard).
What faith is this that would practice Zen?”

Still more associations, endorsements and co-authored works Blanchard has had with known New Agers, Self-Awareness and Success Gurus and Globalists can be found here.


Here is a chronology of Blanchard’s involvement with various groups that promote syncretistic spirituality and social justice globalism and seemingly everything else that is unbiblical; take a look at this listing from the Christian Research Service.


“What are we to make of all this? Someone who has visible, influential ministry that is clearly involved in interfaith [movements], Blanchard not only promotes other religious practices but has participated in New Age methods to help transform his spiritual life. This is detrimental to himself and to others. This is not pointing to the Word of God as the truth Jesus left us to practice. Is this the Christianity that the church wants to practice- a mixture of other religions? But . . . what Blanchard presents [is] inclusivism. [No one] . . . can live a Christian life without a true knowledge of Christ; without a born again spiritual encounter via the gospel.  In a true conversion, we are drawn by the Holy Spirit and to the Son, not anyone else. One cannot come to the Son and stay in their religion or [merely] adopt Christian principles for living. Jesus spoke to the people:

MATTHEW 11:28-30
Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.

~ quoted from LET US REASON.


I found a video on youtube with Ken Blanchard, and when I began watching I was disarmed by this grandfatherly man of a kind and gentle demeanor; and while he gives tidbits of wisdom and keen insight, there are serious issues with his Lead Like Jesus presentation.

In this video at Biola, within nine minutes Ken Blanchard favorably mentions Robert Schuller, Norman Vincent Peale, Bob Buford and Bill Hybels. Later, he mentions John Ortberg and talks about Buford’s and Hybel’s explanation of the Gospel, which in my mind is terribly deficient and inaccurate. At the end of the presentation, during a Q & A he mentions Erwin McManus , a known Emergent leader as are many other associates of Blanchard...

Four points he brings up in his Lead Like Jesus training are:

1)      Having a Heart of Leadership, that is to serve others rather than oneself. He also brings up the idea of ‘self-worth’ which is certainly at odds with what Scripture states, that is, that we are sinners under judgment (this idea was objectionable to Blanchard when he addressed Buford and Hybels). There are some good points he makes during this segment of his address regarding servanthood and having a higher regard of how God sees us and pleasing Him rather than others.

2)      Having a Head of Leadership, that is, what are your beliefs regarding leading people; your leadership point of view. Blanchard states that we need a vision in our head, an established goal or purpose that drives our motivation. The picture of the future is another aspect of the vision in our head. What’s going to guide your values of the vision in the head is the last.

3)      Having Hands of Leadership, putting into practice with hands-on effort what’s already in your heart and head as your vision and motivation. Being instant in readiness to serve others by demonstrable deeds is all about the hands. It’s at this time that he quotes Henri Nouwen, and talks about ‘solitude and prayer’; the late Henri Nouwen was a practitioner of contemplative prayer, a mystical practice. He encouraged reading and study of Scripture as well.

4)      Having Habits of Leadership is simply establishing consistency in practices and by doing this, these will reinforces lessons on how to lead, for others.

While these four points have pragmatic, practical and even successful elements to them, there is much in this one hour presentation that Ken Blanchard throws in the midst of this address that is quite wrong from a biblical standpoint.
Even for all of those good points he makes in this presentation as well as the book that it’s based on (as well as the ministry), this does not square with all of the beliefs he holds and associations he’s made that are entirely contradictory to biblical Christianity.

Blanchard repeatedly mentions throughout his presentation the idea of love, loving others, being a loving person, and rightly ascribes love as the I.D. as well as the M.O. of Christ’s disciples (JN. 13:34-35) and one can hardly argue this point, except for the question of, What is this love based upon? If a person truly loves others as Christ loves us, then they will want others to know the truth. Jesus is the Truth as well as Love (JN. 14:6; 1 JN. 4:7-8).

For all of his claims for being a Christian, when we look at his statements, his beliefs, his endorsements as well as his contributions as a co-author of many New Age/New Thought books, such claims are unfounded.

ISAIAH 5:20-21
20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
JAMES 3:10-12
10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.
11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?
12 Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.

We typically think of “blessing” and “cursing” as speaking good and noble things as opposed to speaking vile and hurtful things on a personal level. Certainly that is an application, but I think the verses here can also include good and proper teaching through the Word, which is portrayed as “water” (EPH. 5:26). Sweet water is a blessing and bitter (salt) water is a curse to someone who is thirsty for truth and life in the spiritual sense.

Can one expect to find biblical truth and the very spirit of Jesus the Word Incarnate from someone who espouses and allies with New Age and occult teachers, Hindu and Buddhist gurus and masters?
The church desperately needs to awaken from its spiritual apathy and ignorance of God’s Word and start holding pastors, teachers and any one else who purports to be an instructor of any sort of the Bible and, or a follower of Jesus accountable to the Scriptures.
Today more than ever it seems, that wolves don’t even need to go through the effort of disguising themselves as sheep, but with doctrinal teeth and claws and fur exposed need only make the claim of being a sheep to be received!

If Ken Blanchard were to truly “lead like Jesus” then he would point people exclusively to the Word of God for truth and instructions on how to live (doctrine is not for intellectual gymnastics for theologians and seminary professors to haggle over, but rather the teaching of God’s Word on how to live as a Christian, a born again saint of the Living God). Doctrine is important and we must measure anyone’s teaching, instruction, coaching where life and spiritual practice is concerned with the Scriptures and if they don’t line up, such teaching and instruction as well as the teachers and instructors need to be rejected, not received!

ISAIAH 8:19-20
19 And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead?
20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

MATTHEW 7:15-27
1Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.


This ends this series on WOLVE’S In WOLFS CLOTHING 

Saturday, January 25, 2014

WOLVES in WOLF’S CLOTHING Part IV

Deception is rank in our day; we perceive lies being promulgated in politics, chicanery in our churches, and fraud in our financial institutions. Deception assumes the need for subtlety and subterfuge and yet in Christianity today, that seems hardly necessary any more!
The wolves that our LORD warned us about, dressed up in sheep’s clothing, are now appearing very much as themselves, with little to substantiate their authentic Christian walk other than their say so, some dubious endorsements from others, a smattering of Scripture and mention of the name of Jesus.

This is the final segment in this series, which will be presented in two more articles. We have already examined two wolves: Leonard Sweet in Parts 1 & 2; Wayne Dyer in Part 3 and now we shall look at Ken Blanchard (Parts 4 & 5). Before we do so however, some observations about the modern Western church:

The structure of church government in the modern Western world has typically been based on the pyramid type of order, where the senior pastor is at the top and directly under him are his assistant pastors, and then a board of elders, along with other elders, deacons and so on until one gets to the lay people. This is a borrowed structure, but where did the church get it from?
This same pyramid structure can be found in the corporate world where the one in charge is the senior president (and, or CEO)’ then the vice president, a board of directors and so on.

Among the various churches and denominations, Calvary Chapel fellowships among them, across the country and the world, the method of leadership is based on what is referred to as ‘the Moses – Aaron hierarchy’ structure; Moses being the senior leader and Aaron being his right hand man that does nothing on his own, but adheres strictly to the orders he receives by his superior.

When one examines Scripture however, where ever the church is concerned, this structure doesn’t exist. Pastors and elders are viewed as one and the same, insomuch that they are the spiritual leaders of the church, they are the ones to feed the flock, they are the ones to offer counsel and make decisions for the church, in accordance with the Word of God.

Growing up in the church, I assumed that the ‘senior pastor and following order’ was entirely biblical, but someone once challenged me to find the Scripture that referred to, or suggested the position of ‘senior pastor’ (or even the idea of Sunday School – according to grade, or youth ministry or youth pastors). I couldn’t.

On the aside, the following article from Got Questions conveys much the same idea of plurality of leadership, rather than a singular leader that controls everything. 



Another word for ‘Senior’ would be ‘Chief’ and another word for ‘pastor’ would be shepherd; so the Bible does speak of a ‘senior pastor’ that is entirely acceptable: Jesus Christ Himself!

1 PETER 5:3-4
Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being examples to the flock.
And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

The church is referred to as the BODY of CHRIST, an organic entity that grows and matures; it is not a business or an organization, but we see churches and fellowships increasingly governed in this manner today.

Business gurus and financial tycoons are being used as models for churches in regards to how they run their businesses. Two such examples are the late Peter Drucker* and Ken Blanchard (who also happened to have been associates in the Leader to Leader Network); Drucker made no claim to being a Christian, and yet while Blanchard does make such a claim, we shall see that he certainly is not – if he actually believes what he says.

* Getting TTUF on Drucker 


Not only has the business philosophy invaded the church, but New Age dogma has invaded both; and in fact, some of what’s practiced in New Age came into the church via the business philosophy.

While gaining popularity among church-goers, particularly because of his association with the likes of super-star ‘pastors’ Rick Warren (Of Saddleback Church), and Bill Hybels (Willowcreek)* and others, Ken Blanchard isn’t quite as well known. As he is heading the Lead Like Jesus ministry however, conducting seminars and workshops across this nation, he is becoming more of a house hold name.
He certainly is very well known in the business world: he has written over 30 books dealing with this and related subjects: from Wikipedia we have the following piece.


* Blanchard, Warren and Hybels in association for ‘ministry’ purposes.

His book The One Minute Manager (co-authored with Spencer Johnson) has sold over 13 million copies and has been translated into 37 languages. He has coauthored over 30 other best-selling books, including Raving Fans: A Revolutionary Approach To Customer Service (1993), Leadership and the One Minute Manager: Increasing Effectiveness Through Situational Leadership (1985) (in which he coined the term ‘seagull manager’), Gung Ho! Turn On the People in Any Organization (1997), Whale Done! The Power of Positive Relationships (2002) and Leading at a Higher Level: Blanchard on Leadership and Creating High Performing Organizations (2006).
Blanchard is the Chief Spiritual Officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies; an international management training and consulting firm that he and his wife, Marjorie Blanchard, co-founded in 1979 in San Diego, CA.

He is well adept in management and business relationships, and educating others in successful practices through his organization. Yet is such education without spiritual content (of the decidedly wrong sort)? Is he in fact, a genuine Christian or a New Ager?

From the Let Us Reason website we have this article:

Ken Blanchard – Leading Like Jesus or Being Managed by Other Forces 
(which we shall refer to throughout this article) and the following quote: 

“Blanchard professes to have been a Christian since the mid-1980s; he states, ‘In 1985 my [spiritual] journey got a boost when Margie and I met Bob and Linda Buford*.’ A few pages later in the book, Blanchard states, ‘I bowed my head and said, 'Lord, I can't save myself here. And then, ‘I accept Jesus as my Savior and the bridge between You and me’ (We Are the Beloved, 1994). Blanchard recalls in an audio interview ‘Remembering what Schuller said: Jesus being the greatest one minute manager of all time’ (audio tape).”

*We have mentioned Bob Buford in two TTUF articles.


Buford was instrumental, along with Peter Drucker, in getting The Leadership Network off the ground, the predecessor of sorts to The Emergent Church Movement

His view of Jesus Christ is rather myopic however; to see Him as the greatest manager of all time is a far too limiting descriptive of one who is God Incarnate (JN. 1:1-3, 14) and LORD of all as well as the Christ (ACTS 2:36). While it might seem like nit-picking, the ‘bridge’ that must be crossed is not between Jesus and ourselves, but between the Holy God and our sinful selves: yet we cannot cross on our own merit or power, but by the Cross of Jesus Christ, and His shed blood poured out on behalf of us sinners.

Blanchard has shared platforms and been associated with many people that are not in the least Christian: such as Norman Vincent Peale who is famous for saying, “Of course you don’t have to be born again to get to heaven! I got my way, you got yours!” Peale was also a 33rd Degree Mason.


Peale’s religion is really that of Mind Science; that we can change our world by ‘Positive Thinking’. This is not biblical faith at all; biblical faith is believing and acting upon the truth of God’s Word (ROM. 4:1-3; GAL. 2:16; ROM. 10:9-10, 17). He is clearly wrong on the point of it being unnecessary to be born again as well (JN. 3:3-5; 1 PTR. 1:2-3).

Also he shared speaking engagements with Mikhail Gorbachev who endorsed the Pope as the leading spiritual authority on Earth and is himself, still a committed Socialist; Bill Hybels whose trademark is ‘Social Justice’ – a euphemism for Socialism – (along with his wife) in partnership with Jim Wallis (of Sojourners) who is also a passionate Socialist. 

From TTUF we have this commentary about, among many other things, Jim Wallis by Anne Kisly in her article: Plunging Towards Apostasy:


“Background….Mr. Wallis who was head of the Students for a Democratic Society at Michigan State University up until the present time, has been moving in the left wing, collectivistic, communistic crowd for all of these years…and now he is the new spiritual advisor to the President of the United States. The President of the U.S. has given Jim Wallis his marching orders…telling him that now he is going to be the “Green Shepherd” to lead the Evangelical Church into the Whitehouse’s program of Climate Change under the guise of justice and injustice.

The question conservative Christians should ask is why is a pastor so popular among secularist liberals who routinely vilify Christians for their involvement in political issues? The answer is to be found in Jim Wallis’ consistently radical—and even Marxist—worldview. FrontPageMagazine.org has published a lengthy expose on Jim Wallis’ far-left background, including his anti-capitalist views and his support of Communist or terrorist regimes throughout the history of Sojourners. While Wallis was in seminary, he founded an anti-capitalist magazine called Post-American. In it, Wallis called for the redistribution of wealth and government managed economies. This anti-capitalist worldview is expressed in religious terms as a quest for “social justice.”

Blanchard has also endorsed dozens of books that are blatantly New Age in their teachings; even after he was reined in by those who received criticisms about his apostate affinities, he continued to endorse them.


From the In Plain Site website we have the following extensive information:

“There is countless evidence to show that Blanchard sits on the New Age/mystical/contemplative bandwagon. While this in no way proves that Rick Warren supports or endorses either New Age beliefs or any form of Eastern Religion or Philosophy, the question still has to be asked  . . . What are so called Christian leaders doing in any kind of alliance with a man who has no trouble associating himself with Napoleon Hill’s 
“unseen watchers” and few, if any, qualms about borrowing from Buddhism and New Age ‘spirituality?’.” 

 Napoleon Hill was an advocate and author for the New Thought Movement (parallel to the New Age Movement): "What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve" is one of Hill's hallmark expressions.

Here is an
11 minute video with John Ankerberg, Johanna Michaelson and Dave Hunt on Napoleon Hill and addresses the question, Is Think and Grow Rich occultic? 



“On January 19, 2008, Blanchard was one of the speakers at a one day seminar in San Diego called The Secret to Having Your Best Year Ever. The seminar was based on the New Age movie The Secret*, and, among other goals, was touted as prospectively causing the attendee to ‘get healthy & stay healthy forever... Double or triple your income ...Infuse your life with positive spirituality’. And all this was supposed to take place ‘in a single afternoon’.
* For more on The Secret, and its New Age teaching look here.

The Secret was given to author Rhonda Byrne by spirit guides known as The Abraham Group! These are none other than the Doctrines of Demons! 1 TIM. 4:1. 



“Among the speakers were John Assaraf, Lisa Nichols and Michael Bernard Beckwith all three of whom were featured teachers in The Secret movie. Additionally Beckwith is cofounder of the Association for Global New Thought, and founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center devoted to the study and practice New Thought–Ancient Wisdom. He also teaches meditation and “scientific prayer”, has appeared in Dalai Lama Renaissance, a feature length documentary about the Dalai Lama and (of course) appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show.”

Blanchard’s proclivities and affection for apostate philosophies isn’t limited to Byrne’s/Abraham Group’s work however! There are many others that are listed below in this composite of corruption, such as Robert Scheinfield’s The 11th Element.
Printed on the inside flap of the cover we read:

“Your success is shaped by a powerful set of unseen forces that are rarely discussed. The 11th Element shows you how to tap into those forces–commonly mistaken for luck–to open an avalanche of new potential and prosperity in your life.”

Yet, Ken Blanchard, who claims to be a follower of Jesus, has this to say about the book:

"The 11th Element teaches you the valuable skill of asking for assistance from your ‘Inner CEO’ to improve your decision making. Napoleon Hill explored this principle in Think and Grow Rich, and Scheinfeld takes it to a new level."

What Scheinfield called ‘unseen forces’ Blanchard refers to as ‘your Inner CEO’ or what New Agers commonly call ‘Your Inner Guide’ – it’s the very same form and substance of demonic power and yet Blanchard is regarded as a Christian leader who is teaching pastors and church leaders how to lead like JESUS?! Incredible deception!

Those unseen forces, aka unseen watchers, aka unseen masters, aka The Great School of Masters are those spiritual entities well known among occultists and especially Theosophists and pertain to that realm known as The Shamballa which is spoken of in complete and familiar fashion by Alice Bailey, Theosophist leader and prolific author, who herself received her writings from a spirit guide, Djwhal Khul (demonic power):

“Shamballa force - the force from the invisible dimensions led by the Lord Maitreya - will be "destructive." It will also, she said, eject unbelievers from the earth:
The decision to release the Shamballa force during this century into direct contact with the human kingdom is one of the final and most compelling acts of preparation for the New Age. The Shamballa force is destructive and ejective ... inspiring new understanding of The Plan....It is this force ... which will bring about that tremendous crisis, the initiation of the race into the mysteries of the ages. (Alice Bailey, The Externalizing of the Mysteries, pt.1 p.171)

From The TRUTH Under FIRE article TTUF Profile: A Look At Alice Bailey.



Maitreya, Sanat Kumara and Djwhal Khul are among these Ascended Masters, this Great School of Masters; and yet Blanchard is endorsing books written by people who speak of these entities via these alias names with great favor; these beings that have channeled their knowledge through these willing vessels. The Bible has a different designation for these entities and beings of ‘higher knowledge’: “principalities and powers and spiritual wickedness in high places” (Eph. 6:12)!

Some other books Blanchard endorsed by New Agers:

What Would Buddha Do At Work – by Franz Metcalf. Blanchard says: "Throughout this book, 'Buddha's insights and words help us create a kinder and gentler workplace. Jesus would approve. ...
"Buddha points to the path and invites us to begin our journey to enlightenment.... K.B."

Mind Like Water – by Jim Ballard. Blanchard comments on his collaborative effort with Ballard: “We begin all our writing sessions with prayer asking the Great Writer to help get our egos out of the way.
“For their guidance and inspiration, I wish to acknowledge the great line of masters; Jesus Christ, Bhagavan Krishna, Mahavatar Babaji, Lahiri Mahasaya, Swami Sri Yukteswas and Paramahansa Yogananda. Jai gurus!”

Little Wave and Old Swell - also written by Jim Ballard, endorsed by Deepak Chopra, with the foreword written by Ken Blanchard, who says that over the more than thirty years of their friendship, Jim Ballard and he have “been inspired and enriched” from their separate spiritual journeys. Blanchard says that while he has been “drawn to the feet of the Master of Galilee, Jim has followed the meditation path taught by Paramahansa Yogananda, the great Indian teacher”.

He adds that “in a simple folktale-type allegory, he (Ballard) uses Yogananda’s metaphor of human life as a wave that rises and falls on the Ocean of God as a means of addressing the most basic questions all of us ask”. Blanchard continues:

"Some people might ask why a follower of Jesus is writing the foreword for a book inspired by an Indian guru. The fact is, Yogananda loved Jesus, and Jesus would have loved Yogananda.”

In the Sphere of Silence – by Vijay Eswaran, Executive Chairman of the QI Group of Companies; this is a book on Vedic (Hindu) meditation, which Blanchard claims in his endorsement: “is a wonderful guide on how to enter the realm of silence and draw closer to God.”

The Hoffman Process - Tim Laurence, the present director of The Hoffman Institute. “The Hoffman Process brings forth spiritual leadership in a person. It made my spirituality come alive. Through the Hoffman Process I actually brought my faith into my daily actions.” Ken Blanchard.
He also happens to be a graduate of the Hoffman Quadrinity Process: “The Process itself uses a variety of techniques, including visualization, bio-energetics, Gestalt exercises, journaling, silent meditation, and group discussion” (Tim Lawrence; The Hoffman Institute Director). All of this at the cost of only $3,600 per person; apparently spirituality doesn’t come cheap! Incidentally, Blanchard also sits on their Advisory Board.

Other endorsements of this book come from Sonia Choquette, Margo Anand, and Joan Borysenka: all prolific and highly respected (among their own circles) New Age teachers and practitioners.

The Corporate Mystic – by Gay Hendricks, who also was the executive producer of the film Conversations with God. Blanchard comments: “If you want to lead your enterprise into the twenty-first century, read this powerful book”.

The 7 Spiritual Laws of Success – by Deepak Chopra, himself a disciple of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of the Transcendental Meditation Movement; endorsed by Ken Blanchard.

Death and Letting Go – by Ellen Tadd and Ken Blanchard. Tadd is a clairvoyant and clairaudient, regularly communicating with her spirit guides, which began after she was first contacted by ‘her deceased mother’.

Here ends information about Ken Blanchard as copied and gleaned from Carol Brooks’ article from www.inplainsite.org.
Here also ends the first of two parts of this last article on Ken Blanchard; part V of the series will be posted soon! Until then, remain rooted and grounded in the Word of Truth!