• https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcRrxXvtwJY&t=84s AS LORD GOD GAVE THE REGION TO PERSIA /IRAN AS LORD GOD DID 2500 YEARS AGO SO GOD HAS BROUGHT UP PERSIA T OdESTROY ISRAEL AS LIKE WITH ANCIENT BABYLON . A EXTRACT OF THE 95 THESIS OF REVELATION 05 1948 AD ISRAEL THE GREAT
    BABYLON AS LIKE ANCIENT BABYLON .

    THE IRANIAN ISRAEL CONFLICT .







    now then why is it 1948 AD Israel is
    called Babylon (the woman/Babylon on the dragon of revelation 17) ?
    .

    well 2500 years ago LORD GOD
    destroyed ancient Babylon using the the medes and Persian .

    so has LORD GOD risen up the islamic
    republic of iran ( Iran is historically known as Persia (KJV
    Daniel 5 28 Peres; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes
    and Persians.) to destroy Israel/Babylon(the Jews/Israel the
    one the bible accredits with killing the prophets and will face
    GOD's judgment before the word of GOD descends down Matthew 23, ,
    luke 13 , revelation 17 , 18 , 19, 20 ) . ever since the islamic
    revolution of 1979 AD the Iranian/Persian regime have sworn
    themselves to destroy Israel/Babylon .

    here is the scripture about 2500 years
    ago about the medes and Persian .

    Isaiah 44:28



    Isaiah 44:23-28 King James Version
    (KJV)

    23 Sing, O ye heavens; for the LORD
    hath done it: shout, ye lower parts of the earth: break forth into
    singing, ye mountains, O forest, and every tree therein: for the LORD
    hath redeemed Jacob, and glorified himself in Israel.

    24 Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer,
    and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all
    things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth
    abroad the earth by myself;

    25 That frustrateth the tokens of the
    liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise men backward, and
    maketh their knowledge foolish;

    26 That confirmeth the word of his
    servant, and performeth the counsel of his messengers; that saith to
    Jerusalem, Thou shalt be inhabited; and to the cities of Judah, Ye
    shall be built, and I will raise up the decayed places thereof:

    27 That saith to the deep, Be
    dry, and I will dry up thy rivers:

    28 That saith of Cyrus,
    He is my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure: even saying to
    Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built; and to the temple, Thy
    foundation shall be laid.



    Isaiah 45:1-5 King James Version
    (KJV)

    45 Thus saith the LORD to his
    anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have
    holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of
    kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall
    not be shut;

    2 I will go before thee, and make
    the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of
    brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron:

    3 And I will give thee the
    treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou
    mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God
    of Israel.

    4 For Jacob my servant's sake, and
    Israel mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have
    surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me.

    5 I am the LORD, and there is none
    else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not
    known me:



    Daniel 5 King James Version (KJV)

    22 And thou his son, O Belshazzar, hast
    not humbled thine heart, though thou knewest all this;23 But hast
    lifted up thyself against the Lord of heaven; and they have brought
    the vessels of his house before thee, and thou, and thy lords, thy
    wives, and thy concubines, have drunk wine in them; and thou hast
    praised the gods of silver, and gold, of brass, iron, wood, and
    stone, which see not, nor hear, nor know: and the God in whose hand
    thy breath is, and whose are all thy ways, hast thou not glorified:24
    Then was the part of the hand sent from him; and this writing was
    written.25 And this is the writing that was written, Mene,
    Mene, Tekel, Upharsin.26 This is the
    interpretation of the thing: Mene; God hath numbered thy kingdom, and
    finished it.27 Tekel; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found
    wanting.28 Peres; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and
    Persians.29 Then commanded Belshazzar, and they clothed
    Daniel with scarlet, and put a chain of gold about his neck, and made
    a proclamation concerning him, that he should be the third ruler in
    the kingdom.30 In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans
    slain.31 And Darius the Median took the kingdom, being about
    threescore and two years old.



    Ezra 1 King James Version (KJV)


    1 Now in the first year of Cyrus
    king of Persia, that the word of the Lord by the mouth of
    Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the Lord stirred up the spirit of
    Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a
    proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing,
    saying,2 Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The
    Lord God of heaven hath
    given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and he hath charged me to
    build him an house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah.3 Who is there
    among you of all his people? his God be with him, and let him go up
    to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and build the house of the Lord God
    of Israel, (he is the God,) which is in Jerusalem.



    Name of Iran From Wikipedia, the
    free encyclopedia

    In the Western world, Persia (or
    one of its cognates) was historically the common name for Iran.
    On the Nowruz of 1935, Reza Shah Pahlavi asked foreign delegates to
    use the term Iran, the endonym of the country, in formal
    correspondence. Since then, in the Western World, the use of the
    word "Iran" has become more common. This also changed the
    usage of the terms for Iranian nationality, and the common adjective
    for citizens of Iran changed from "Persian" to
    "Iranian". In 1959, the government of Mohammad
    Reza Shah Pahlavi, Reza Shah Pahlavi's son, announced that both
    "Persia" and "Iran" could
    officially be used interchangeably.[1] However the issue is still
    debated today.[2] .



    please watch this very important

    (25 minutes Iran/Hezbollah Israel
    conflict . Hezbollah victory in 2006 , precision missiles , the
    invasion of northern Israel/Galilee the sixth trumpet and sixth
    vial .



    PERSIA VS ISRAEL 8 HEZBOLLAH INVADES
    Weaker Then A Spiders Web Mpeg 2video

    https://archive.org/details/persiavsisrael8hezbollahinvadesweakerthenaspiderswebmpeg2video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcRrxXvtwJY&t=84s AS LORD GOD GAVE THE REGION TO PERSIA /IRAN AS LORD GOD DID 2500 YEARS AGO SO GOD HAS BROUGHT UP PERSIA T OdESTROY ISRAEL AS LIKE WITH ANCIENT BABYLON . A EXTRACT OF THE 95 THESIS OF REVELATION 05 1948 AD ISRAEL THE GREAT BABYLON AS LIKE ANCIENT BABYLON . THE IRANIAN ISRAEL CONFLICT . now then why is it 1948 AD Israel is called Babylon (the woman/Babylon on the dragon of revelation 17) ? . well 2500 years ago LORD GOD destroyed ancient Babylon using the the medes and Persian . so has LORD GOD risen up the islamic republic of iran ( Iran is historically known as Persia (KJV Daniel 5 28 Peres; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.) to destroy Israel/Babylon(the Jews/Israel the one the bible accredits with killing the prophets and will face GOD's judgment before the word of GOD descends down Matthew 23, , luke 13 , revelation 17 , 18 , 19, 20 ) . ever since the islamic revolution of 1979 AD the Iranian/Persian regime have sworn themselves to destroy Israel/Babylon . here is the scripture about 2500 years ago about the medes and Persian . Isaiah 44:28 Isaiah 44:23-28 King James Version (KJV) 23 Sing, O ye heavens; for the LORD hath done it: shout, ye lower parts of the earth: break forth into singing, ye mountains, O forest, and every tree therein: for the LORD hath redeemed Jacob, and glorified himself in Israel. 24 Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself; 25 That frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish; 26 That confirmeth the word of his servant, and performeth the counsel of his messengers; that saith to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be inhabited; and to the cities of Judah, Ye shall be built, and I will raise up the decayed places thereof: 27 That saith to the deep, Be dry, and I will dry up thy rivers: 28 That saith of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built; and to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid. Isaiah 45:1-5 King James Version (KJV) 45 Thus saith the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut; 2 I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron: 3 And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel. 4 For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me. 5 I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me: Daniel 5 King James Version (KJV) 22 And thou his son, O Belshazzar, hast not humbled thine heart, though thou knewest all this;23 But hast lifted up thyself against the Lord of heaven; and they have brought the vessels of his house before thee, and thou, and thy lords, thy wives, and thy concubines, have drunk wine in them; and thou hast praised the gods of silver, and gold, of brass, iron, wood, and stone, which see not, nor hear, nor know: and the God in whose hand thy breath is, and whose are all thy ways, hast thou not glorified:24 Then was the part of the hand sent from him; and this writing was written.25 And this is the writing that was written, Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin.26 This is the interpretation of the thing: Mene; God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it.27 Tekel; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.28 Peres; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.29 Then commanded Belshazzar, and they clothed Daniel with scarlet, and put a chain of gold about his neck, and made a proclamation concerning him, that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom.30 In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain.31 And Darius the Median took the kingdom, being about threescore and two years old. Ezra 1 King James Version (KJV) 1 Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying,2 Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The Lord God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and he hath charged me to build him an house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah.3 Who is there among you of all his people? his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and build the house of the Lord God of Israel, (he is the God,) which is in Jerusalem. Name of Iran From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia In the Western world, Persia (or one of its cognates) was historically the common name for Iran. On the Nowruz of 1935, Reza Shah Pahlavi asked foreign delegates to use the term Iran, the endonym of the country, in formal correspondence. Since then, in the Western World, the use of the word "Iran" has become more common. This also changed the usage of the terms for Iranian nationality, and the common adjective for citizens of Iran changed from "Persian" to "Iranian". In 1959, the government of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, Reza Shah Pahlavi's son, announced that both "Persia" and "Iran" could officially be used interchangeably.[1] However the issue is still debated today.[2] . please watch this very important (25 minutes Iran/Hezbollah Israel conflict . Hezbollah victory in 2006 , precision missiles , the invasion of northern Israel/Galilee the sixth trumpet and sixth vial . PERSIA VS ISRAEL 8 HEZBOLLAH INVADES Weaker Then A Spiders Web Mpeg 2video https://archive.org/details/persiavsisrael8hezbollahinvadesweakerthenaspiderswebmpeg2video
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  • Northern attraction.

    Between Norway, Britain and Germany we could take on the world with our economy and northern attraction. Why would a Briton permanently move to and set down roots in France, Spain or Italy? We are further north so it doesn’t make sense. Considering it’s history why would any European permanently move to and set down roots in Germany? “To set down roots in Germany” is an adage or byword for a bad idea or a bad plan! Similarly, why would a Norwegian permanently move to and set down roots in Britain? They would not as they are further north. Let’s face it the north is whiter. However, obviously Southern Europeans are more than welcome to move north. This northern attraction determines that if Norway, Britain and Germany were to unite and create a North Sea Empire, then we should seat the government and capital of this hypothetical country as far north as possible, in such as Oslo. London is too far south. Britain has just left the EU, Norway is not in the EU and Germany has nothing to lose. Another note on Germany, I am about to read two books, one on the history of Norway and the other on the history of the Vikings and Norse culture, I am hoping that the Norwegians take some pride in a humble foreigner reading about their history and culture, however, I cannot say the same about Germany. Knowing what we know how can Germans take pride in a humble foreigner reading about their history? We need to fix this. Southern European countries would have no option but to join a northern union. Northwestern Europe should lead the way. I know a union of Northwestern Europe is too good to be true, but nothing ever happened by no one ever saying anything at all. Such a union would be attractive to the world, even the envy of it. This is especially important for us concerning Americans, as they would be a attracted to a union of Norway, Britain and Germany, and they would look back to us. What I mean by attraction is that Americans (and Canadians) have a whole continent with every possible type of environment and climate, from tundra to tropical and everything in between. Therefore, Americans are not even remotely interested in little old Norway or Britain on their own. As Norwegians, Britons and Germans we first of all have to admit a few things we do not like to:

    1. North America is massive and very impressive indeed!
    2. Norway, Britain and Germany on their own are very small in comparison.
    3. Because America is so vast, Americans are not even remotely interested in, impressed or attracted to Norway, Britain or Germany on their own.

    The EU is too big, too southern (as in Brussels) and too pan-European and hence too unattractive for Americans. Why would Americans move to and set down roots in Poland or Romania? To reiterate, Americans are never attracted to Norway on its own or Britain on its own or Germany on its own, but together we could attract them!

    https://northwesterneurope.com

    https://northwesterneuropean.com
    Northern attraction. Between Norway, Britain and Germany we could take on the world with our economy and northern attraction. Why would a Briton permanently move to and set down roots in France, Spain or Italy? We are further north so it doesn’t make sense. Considering it’s history why would any European permanently move to and set down roots in Germany? “To set down roots in Germany” is an adage or byword for a bad idea or a bad plan! Similarly, why would a Norwegian permanently move to and set down roots in Britain? They would not as they are further north. Let’s face it the north is whiter. However, obviously Southern Europeans are more than welcome to move north. This northern attraction determines that if Norway, Britain and Germany were to unite and create a North Sea Empire, then we should seat the government and capital of this hypothetical country as far north as possible, in such as Oslo. London is too far south. Britain has just left the EU, Norway is not in the EU and Germany has nothing to lose. Another note on Germany, I am about to read two books, one on the history of Norway and the other on the history of the Vikings and Norse culture, I am hoping that the Norwegians take some pride in a humble foreigner reading about their history and culture, however, I cannot say the same about Germany. Knowing what we know how can Germans take pride in a humble foreigner reading about their history? We need to fix this. Southern European countries would have no option but to join a northern union. Northwestern Europe should lead the way. I know a union of Northwestern Europe is too good to be true, but nothing ever happened by no one ever saying anything at all. Such a union would be attractive to the world, even the envy of it. This is especially important for us concerning Americans, as they would be a attracted to a union of Norway, Britain and Germany, and they would look back to us. What I mean by attraction is that Americans (and Canadians) have a whole continent with every possible type of environment and climate, from tundra to tropical and everything in between. Therefore, Americans are not even remotely interested in little old Norway or Britain on their own. As Norwegians, Britons and Germans we first of all have to admit a few things we do not like to: 1. North America is massive and very impressive indeed! 2. Norway, Britain and Germany on their own are very small in comparison. 3. Because America is so vast, Americans are not even remotely interested in, impressed or attracted to Norway, Britain or Germany on their own. The EU is too big, too southern (as in Brussels) and too pan-European and hence too unattractive for Americans. Why would Americans move to and set down roots in Poland or Romania? To reiterate, Americans are never attracted to Norway on its own or Britain on its own or Germany on its own, but together we could attract them! https://northwesterneurope.com https://northwesterneuropean.com
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  • Five Stones October 3 “For the Lord takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with victory.” Psalm 149:4 Listen to today's Devotional

    Why did David, who was skilled with a sling, pick up five stones when he went out to fight Goliath? Some have speculated that it was because Goliath had brothers, but I don’t think that is the reason. I think those five stones represented something no one except God would observe. You know what it was? Humility. Humility is when you are a champion, but you know that without God that is all you are. David said, ‘The victory belongs to God.’ He knew where his strength came from, and he wanted God to get all the glory.

    Those five stones indicated David’s commitment to walk humbly with His God. And that, we know from His Word, is what delights our Heavenly Father. https://mailchi.mp/c8427acdab1c/the-truest-freedom-you-can-ever-experience-453129?e=9cbe669f39
    Five Stones October 3 “For the Lord takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with victory.” Psalm 149:4 Listen to today's Devotional Why did David, who was skilled with a sling, pick up five stones when he went out to fight Goliath? Some have speculated that it was because Goliath had brothers, but I don’t think that is the reason. I think those five stones represented something no one except God would observe. You know what it was? Humility. Humility is when you are a champion, but you know that without God that is all you are. David said, ‘The victory belongs to God.’ He knew where his strength came from, and he wanted God to get all the glory. Those five stones indicated David’s commitment to walk humbly with His God. And that, we know from His Word, is what delights our Heavenly Father. https://mailchi.mp/c8427acdab1c/the-truest-freedom-you-can-ever-experience-453129?e=9cbe669f39
    Five Stones
    God promises to reward the humble.
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  • True Yokefellows October 1 Come to Me all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30 Listen to today's Devotional

    These words of Jesus strike a note in our hearts. We all want a place to go where we will be received and cared for, and we certainly need rest. But put on a yoke? That’s a symbol of drudgery! Thankfully, Jesus knows us, and when we allow Him to do so, He puts a yoke on us that fits perfectly and fills us with a sense of purpose, power and direction. Plus Jesus Himself pulls next to us all the way!

    So when we put on the well-fitting yoke of Christ, our weakness is swallowed up in His strength, and we discover that His yoke is easy, and His burden is light.

    So I ask you, how is His yoke fitting you these days? https://mailchi.mp/ce726ed0c1ba/the-truest-freedom-you-can-ever-experience-453121?e=9cbe669f39
    True Yokefellows October 1 Come to Me all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30 Listen to today's Devotional These words of Jesus strike a note in our hearts. We all want a place to go where we will be received and cared for, and we certainly need rest. But put on a yoke? That’s a symbol of drudgery! Thankfully, Jesus knows us, and when we allow Him to do so, He puts a yoke on us that fits perfectly and fills us with a sense of purpose, power and direction. Plus Jesus Himself pulls next to us all the way! So when we put on the well-fitting yoke of Christ, our weakness is swallowed up in His strength, and we discover that His yoke is easy, and His burden is light. So I ask you, how is His yoke fitting you these days? https://mailchi.mp/ce726ed0c1ba/the-truest-freedom-you-can-ever-experience-453121?e=9cbe669f39
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    The yoke of Jesus fills us with purpose, power, and direction.
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  • A pious and prayerful life persevered in by the individual Christian is one of the truest means of extending the Church of God. Many think they are extending the Redeemer’s kingdom when they are but extending their own name and fame. The Church of God is the meek, the pure, the peacemakers, the humble, the steadfast, the just. These are the living stones which compose the spiritual edifice, and this spiritual edifice, this Church of God, comprises all that is excellent on earth, and that only of earth which shall endure through the eternal ages of Heaven.
    -- Lewis Bayly (1575-1631)
    A pious and prayerful life persevered in by the individual Christian is one of the truest means of extending the Church of God. Many think they are extending the Redeemer’s kingdom when they are but extending their own name and fame. The Church of God is the meek, the pure, the peacemakers, the humble, the steadfast, the just. These are the living stones which compose the spiritual edifice, and this spiritual edifice, this Church of God, comprises all that is excellent on earth, and that only of earth which shall endure through the eternal ages of Heaven. -- Lewis Bayly (1575-1631)
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  • Worship Him September 12 For the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the humble with salvation. Psalm 149:4 Listen to today's Devotional

    One of the major problems with our worship is that we evaluate it by asking the wrong question. For example, we might ask someone who’s attended church: “Did you enjoy worship?” But the point of worship is not that we enjoy it, although we certainly should, but that God enjoys it; that He is pleased and honored by it. So a better question would be, “Did God enjoy your worship?”

    In worship, God is the audience, and we are on stage. If our worship is true and God-honoring, He is blessed by every hymn sung, every word proclaimed, every gift given, and every testimony spoken. Worship is all about Him … and all for Him. So let me ask: Does God get pleasure out of the worship you offer Him? https://mailchi.mp/fa07b9149ef1/the-truest-freedom-you-can-ever-experience-452993?e=9cbe669f39
    Worship Him September 12 For the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the humble with salvation. Psalm 149:4 Listen to today's Devotional One of the major problems with our worship is that we evaluate it by asking the wrong question. For example, we might ask someone who’s attended church: “Did you enjoy worship?” But the point of worship is not that we enjoy it, although we certainly should, but that God enjoys it; that He is pleased and honored by it. So a better question would be, “Did God enjoy your worship?” In worship, God is the audience, and we are on stage. If our worship is true and God-honoring, He is blessed by every hymn sung, every word proclaimed, every gift given, and every testimony spoken. Worship is all about Him … and all for Him. So let me ask: Does God get pleasure out of the worship you offer Him? https://mailchi.mp/fa07b9149ef1/the-truest-freedom-you-can-ever-experience-452993?e=9cbe669f39
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  • On the Malicious and Scientifically Illiterate Bullies Afraid of Greta Thunberg
    https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/09/02/malicious-and-scientifically-illiterate-bullies-afraid-greta-thunberg
    Andrew Mitrovica

    It was, in a subtle way, a defining moment.

    After a 15-day trek across the Atlantic Ocean, Thunberg looked exhausted. Still, the 16-year-old climate change activist knew she had to talk about the meaning and purpose of her unorthodox journey with supporters who greeted her on an overcast New York shoreline.

    Predictably, the tired, petite Swedish schoolgirl faltered, losing her train of thought briefly before apologising. "I'm sorry," she said, "my brain is not working correctly."

    The crowd applauded. Energised by the encouragement, Thunberg finished her short speech, where she urged the rest of us to "work together, despite our differences" to avert "the biggest crisis humanity has faced … because, otherwise, it might be too late. Let's not wait any longer. Let's do it now."

    For me, that distinctly human moment crystalised the appeal of Thunberg—a young woman who, distressed at the world's inexorable destruction, was moved to do something about it. Alone, if necessary.

    In words and deeds, Thunberg is the embodiment of philosopher Howard Zinn's admonition: "We don't have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can quietly become a power no government can suppress, a power that can transform the world."

    She disdains celebrity. She makes no claim to heroism. She rebuffs efforts to idolise her. She isn't calculating or preoccupied with fame or ego. There is no artifice about her. She speaks plainly, without affectation or embroidery.

    In words and deeds, Thunberg is the embodiment of philosopher Howard Zinn's admonition: "We don't have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can quietly become a power no government can suppress, a power that can transform the world."

    Of course, the marauding swarm of vitriolic right-wing climate-change deniers see Thunberg—not how the prophetic Zinn envisioned her—but as a tiny, pretentious zealot who threatens the existing order. Their order. Their comforts. Their traditional "way of life".

    De rigueur, they have set out to discredit and, if possible, to destroy Thunberg with their, by now, familiar and crass modus operandi.

    They have mocked her. They have belittled her. They have denigrated her. They have insulted her. They have dismissed her. They have questioned her motives. They have suggested she is anti-democratic. They have, in the fetid recesses of the internet, even threatened her.

    To afford all their fuming, sophomoric attacks the imprimatur of seriousness, they insist—as they always do—that they are the implacable realists, who, unlike starry-eyed leftists, aren't duped by the media's veneration of a youngster peddling doom and gloom over the supposedly still-contested science about whether the end is nigh or not.

    They would, no doubt, recoil at any suggestion that their furious hostility towards Thunberg is also the product of a calcifying cynicism, seething malevolence or signature cruelty.

    Rather, they insist, it is an expression of their necessary role as sceptics or contrarians in the noble tradition of their philosophical patron saint in name only, Galileo, who also questioned the prevailing scientific orthodoxy.

    It is a lie and an insult. They aren't "sceptics" or "contrarians". They are scientifically illiterate bullies who amplify their malice and ignorance with a bullhorn on TV or keyboard on Twitter.

    They share no intellectual affinity with Galileo. None. Bereft of an argument that could remotely be considered empirically or rationally sound, they traffic in hyperbole and smears designed to pummel Thunberg into an inconsequential afterthought.

    The teenage revolutionary must be stopped before the climate revolution she leads goes beyond their ability to halt it.

    Consider what the Australian columnist, Andrew Bolt, had to say about her.

    "No teenager is more freakishly influential than Thunberg, the deeply disturbed messiah of the global warming movement," he wrote. "I have never seen a girl so young and with so many mental disorders treated by so many adults as a guru."

    Not done calling her a freak and disturbed, Bolt invoked Thunberg's reported past eating disorder, emotional and psychological struggles and autism as a cudgel against her.

    I defer to psychologists to discern the pathology that would prompt such viciousness. But Bolt's fear of the Thunberg phenomenon is plain. She is prevailing. He is losing. She is being heard, while he shouts obscenities. She grows more relevant by the day, while he slips further into irrelevancy and hysteria.

    When the predictable character assassination of a teenager gambit fails, it's time to raise "questions" about who or what powerful forces may be acting as Svengalis exploiting a vulnerable, damaged "child" for their parochial aims and possible profit.

    "Is Thunberg a green prophet or a schoolgirl puppet controlled by more sinister forces behind her?" the always temperate London-based The Sun newspaper asked, rhetorically.

    Using innuendo and recycled drivel, The Sun claimed a "naive" Thunberg was being manipulated by her "fame-hungry" mother and "energy giants".

    Like the paper itself, it is all empty conjecture designed to undermine Thunberg's legitimacy and authenticity and her just cause. It will not work because, clearly, she is no one's marionette.

    The irrational, absurd assaults on Thunberg's personality and motives aren't the exclusive preserve of the rancid tabloid press.

    Indeed, The New York Times newspaper permitted one journalist, Christopher Caldwell, to argue that Thunberg's appeals for immediate action are, incredibly, "in conflict with democracy".

    "Ms Thunberg believes that we should act, not argue," Caldwell wrote in his missive, oozing with condescension about her lack of life experience, "crude language", "unrealistic" world view, and "out of balance" priorities.

    While simultaneously acknowledging that the "authorities" agree with Thunberg that the climate crisis constitutes an "emergency", Caldwell claims that the youthful Swede is only interested in "sowing panic" and "simplification".

    His cockeyed prescription: more patience. "Democracy calls for waiting and seeing."

    [Thunberg] is the personification of the democratic impulse, not the antithesis of it.
    This is climate change denialism with the patina of gravitas.

    Thunberg, like the overwhelming scientific consensus she is intimately familiar with, is loud and clear on this urgent imperative: The time for waiting and seeing was over long ago.

    Patience, in this pressing context, is not a virtue, it is an abdication of responsibility.

    Thunberg has deployed every democratic tool at her imaginative disposal to make this salient point again and again. She is the personification of the democratic impulse, not the antithesis of it.

    So, I join millions of other global citizens who have been humbled, inspired and stirred by Thunberg's steely steadfastness in the face of the often-repellent locusts who come to bury her, not to praise her.

    Here's looking at you, kid.
    On the Malicious and Scientifically Illiterate Bullies Afraid of Greta Thunberg https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/09/02/malicious-and-scientifically-illiterate-bullies-afraid-greta-thunberg Andrew Mitrovica It was, in a subtle way, a defining moment. After a 15-day trek across the Atlantic Ocean, Thunberg looked exhausted. Still, the 16-year-old climate change activist knew she had to talk about the meaning and purpose of her unorthodox journey with supporters who greeted her on an overcast New York shoreline. Predictably, the tired, petite Swedish schoolgirl faltered, losing her train of thought briefly before apologising. "I'm sorry," she said, "my brain is not working correctly." The crowd applauded. Energised by the encouragement, Thunberg finished her short speech, where she urged the rest of us to "work together, despite our differences" to avert "the biggest crisis humanity has faced … because, otherwise, it might be too late. Let's not wait any longer. Let's do it now." For me, that distinctly human moment crystalised the appeal of Thunberg—a young woman who, distressed at the world's inexorable destruction, was moved to do something about it. Alone, if necessary. In words and deeds, Thunberg is the embodiment of philosopher Howard Zinn's admonition: "We don't have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can quietly become a power no government can suppress, a power that can transform the world." She disdains celebrity. She makes no claim to heroism. She rebuffs efforts to idolise her. She isn't calculating or preoccupied with fame or ego. There is no artifice about her. She speaks plainly, without affectation or embroidery. In words and deeds, Thunberg is the embodiment of philosopher Howard Zinn's admonition: "We don't have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can quietly become a power no government can suppress, a power that can transform the world." Of course, the marauding swarm of vitriolic right-wing climate-change deniers see Thunberg—not how the prophetic Zinn envisioned her—but as a tiny, pretentious zealot who threatens the existing order. Their order. Their comforts. Their traditional "way of life". De rigueur, they have set out to discredit and, if possible, to destroy Thunberg with their, by now, familiar and crass modus operandi. They have mocked her. They have belittled her. They have denigrated her. They have insulted her. They have dismissed her. They have questioned her motives. They have suggested she is anti-democratic. They have, in the fetid recesses of the internet, even threatened her. To afford all their fuming, sophomoric attacks the imprimatur of seriousness, they insist—as they always do—that they are the implacable realists, who, unlike starry-eyed leftists, aren't duped by the media's veneration of a youngster peddling doom and gloom over the supposedly still-contested science about whether the end is nigh or not. They would, no doubt, recoil at any suggestion that their furious hostility towards Thunberg is also the product of a calcifying cynicism, seething malevolence or signature cruelty. Rather, they insist, it is an expression of their necessary role as sceptics or contrarians in the noble tradition of their philosophical patron saint in name only, Galileo, who also questioned the prevailing scientific orthodoxy. It is a lie and an insult. They aren't "sceptics" or "contrarians". They are scientifically illiterate bullies who amplify their malice and ignorance with a bullhorn on TV or keyboard on Twitter. They share no intellectual affinity with Galileo. None. Bereft of an argument that could remotely be considered empirically or rationally sound, they traffic in hyperbole and smears designed to pummel Thunberg into an inconsequential afterthought. The teenage revolutionary must be stopped before the climate revolution she leads goes beyond their ability to halt it. Consider what the Australian columnist, Andrew Bolt, had to say about her. "No teenager is more freakishly influential than Thunberg, the deeply disturbed messiah of the global warming movement," he wrote. "I have never seen a girl so young and with so many mental disorders treated by so many adults as a guru." Not done calling her a freak and disturbed, Bolt invoked Thunberg's reported past eating disorder, emotional and psychological struggles and autism as a cudgel against her. I defer to psychologists to discern the pathology that would prompt such viciousness. But Bolt's fear of the Thunberg phenomenon is plain. She is prevailing. He is losing. She is being heard, while he shouts obscenities. She grows more relevant by the day, while he slips further into irrelevancy and hysteria. When the predictable character assassination of a teenager gambit fails, it's time to raise "questions" about who or what powerful forces may be acting as Svengalis exploiting a vulnerable, damaged "child" for their parochial aims and possible profit. "Is Thunberg a green prophet or a schoolgirl puppet controlled by more sinister forces behind her?" the always temperate London-based The Sun newspaper asked, rhetorically. Using innuendo and recycled drivel, The Sun claimed a "naive" Thunberg was being manipulated by her "fame-hungry" mother and "energy giants". Like the paper itself, it is all empty conjecture designed to undermine Thunberg's legitimacy and authenticity and her just cause. It will not work because, clearly, she is no one's marionette. The irrational, absurd assaults on Thunberg's personality and motives aren't the exclusive preserve of the rancid tabloid press. Indeed, The New York Times newspaper permitted one journalist, Christopher Caldwell, to argue that Thunberg's appeals for immediate action are, incredibly, "in conflict with democracy". "Ms Thunberg believes that we should act, not argue," Caldwell wrote in his missive, oozing with condescension about her lack of life experience, "crude language", "unrealistic" world view, and "out of balance" priorities. While simultaneously acknowledging that the "authorities" agree with Thunberg that the climate crisis constitutes an "emergency", Caldwell claims that the youthful Swede is only interested in "sowing panic" and "simplification". His cockeyed prescription: more patience. "Democracy calls for waiting and seeing." [Thunberg] is the personification of the democratic impulse, not the antithesis of it. This is climate change denialism with the patina of gravitas. Thunberg, like the overwhelming scientific consensus she is intimately familiar with, is loud and clear on this urgent imperative: The time for waiting and seeing was over long ago. Patience, in this pressing context, is not a virtue, it is an abdication of responsibility. Thunberg has deployed every democratic tool at her imaginative disposal to make this salient point again and again. She is the personification of the democratic impulse, not the antithesis of it. So, I join millions of other global citizens who have been humbled, inspired and stirred by Thunberg's steely steadfastness in the face of the often-repellent locusts who come to bury her, not to praise her. Here's looking at you, kid.
    On the Malicious and Scientifically Illiterate Bullies Afraid of Greta Thunberg
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