Jun 21

Bexley opposes children’s return

By Stephen Green

In an astonishing development, a London Borough Council has told four children unjustly taken into care that they are opposing their parents’ court application to have them returned.

The news, delivered by a Bexley Council social worker last month, resulted in the couple’s eldest daughter trying to commit suicide.

The case is due to be heard on Friday 24th June 2016 at Bromley County Court.

CHRISTMAS RUINED BY SOCIAL SERVICES

The distressing case of how these children came to be in care was the subject of a video we published on YouTube on Christmas Day 2015, entitled Christmas Ruined by Social Services. To date the video (linked above) has had over 90,000 views. It is the second-most-viewed UK YouTube video about injustice by social services endorsed by the family courts.

The family’s nightmare started when their eldest boy, in his mid-teens, ran off after being caught out in a lie about his whereabouts.

Upon being picked up by the police, he reported his parents for child cruelty. All four children were instantly taken into care and the parents were charged and sent to the Crown Court. The only corroborating evidence was that of a doctor who saw a photo of a mark on the eldest boy’s body and concluded it could have been made by a metal implement. He never examined the boy himself, and none of the other children made any similar accusation. The police found nothing resembling such an alleged item in the family’s home.

PLEAD GUILTY, SAID JUDGE

Bexley social worker Judy Simon even contacted the mother’s place of work, a care home, resulting in her being laid off, and the father’s employers, a police force. He was laid off on full pay.

Judge Diane Redgrave sitting in Bromley Family Court gave the astonishing advice to the parents to plead guilty in the Crown Court. She said this would help them have their children returned. The system, it appears, cannot cope with parents who are innocent. If they admit guilt, ‘experts’ can ‘work’ with them to ensure their parenting lines up with white middle-class prejudices, which crucially, and in flat contradiction to the law of the land, insist on no forms of physical chastisement whatever.

But these parents had not done what was alleged, and on the eve of the Crown Court case, their eldest son admitted he had made it all up. Despite the social worker screaming at him to attend court, he refused to go. In July 2015 his parents were duly acquitted. Lest anyone be in any doubt of what this means, it means they were found not guilty and left the court without a stain on their character.

BEXLEY SHOULD HAVE APOLOGISED

A reasonable man would expect two things to happen. Firstly, he would expect Bexley’s Judy Simon to contact both parents’ place of work at once to tell them all suspicion was lifted.

Secondly, he would expect an apologetic Bexley immediately to reunite the children with their parents. All the children have told the Children’s Guardian they want to return home.

But none of that occurred. Instead, Bexley’s head of child protection, Jacqui Tiotto, threatened this author with contempt of court and told him it was up to the parents to make an application to the court.

That they have now done, but Bexley Social Workers are unaccountably sticking to their line and refusing to let the children go. Such callousness by a public authority resulting in continuing serious emotional harm to the children is nothing short of a national disgrace.

READ: Gen 1:28; Psalm 127:3-5, 128:6; Mal 4:6.
PRAY: That the children are returned, the father reinstated and that the mother gets her job back. Thank God that we have been able to help the parents by letting them tell their story.  Pray now for a positive outcome to the hearing on Friday 24th June.
WATCH: The video: https://youtu.be/CaBczpK7HOM
WRITE or Email The Mayor of the London Borough of Bexley, Councillor Sybil Camsey, Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7AT. Phone 020 3045 5280. Email: [email protected] Stress that Mr & Mrs M have done nothing wrong; they were acquitted last July in the Crown Court. Ask her why Bexley did not return their children last July? Why they did not immediately inform Mr & Mrs M’s places of work that there is not a stain on their character? Ask what possible reason there can be for Bexley still to be causing harm to the children by opposing their return.

Jun 20

European Union’s Roman Empire

Is the European Parliament Tower in Strasbourg modeled on the Tower of Babel, the Colisseum in Rome, or both? Why was Rome called ‘the Eternal City’? Who was the first Eurocrat, who drafted the Treaty of Rome and decided where it would be signed? What did he say about reviving the Roman Empire? View my video and find out!

 

After my video asking why the European Parliament was modeled on the Tower of Babel in Pieter Bruegel’s famous painting, someone suggested it is actually designed with Rome’s Coliseum in mind. So, being in Rome, I thought I should take a look.

Bruegel’s painting is also said to have been at least partly inspired by the ruins of the Coliseum. So do we have a bit of an architectural menage a trois? The Tower of Babel is accurately painted by Bruegel as a Ziggurat tower, intended as a political and religious centre of rebellion against God.

Now, if the Capitoline Hill was the political and spiritual heart of Rome, the Coliseum was a statement of her imperial dominance. Built with money looted from the temple in Jerusalem in AD70, it was built to entertain the masses with armed duels to the death between gladiators.

We know the Tower of Babel remained unfinished because the Lord confused their language. An act of God also destroyed the Colosseum. It was ruined by a succession of earthquakes and then looted for the stone.

But if the Tower of Babel was built with an Antichrist spirit of rebellion, the Coliseum is not exactly pure as the driven snow. It’s not washed in the blood of the lamb, it’s bathed in the blood of the martyrs.

During lunch intervals, executions ‘ad bestias’ would be staged. Those condemned to death would be sent into the arena, naked and unarmed, to face beasts, notably lions, which would tear them to pieces.

Christians were among those put to death in the Coliseum in the Rome of Revelation 17. In Acts we read (Act 17:6b) ‘These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also; 7 Whom Jason hath received: and these all do contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, one Jesus.

That was sedition. You could worship who you wanted in ancient Rome, so long as you also worshiped the Roman gods. In Revelation chapter 2 and verse 13 we read of the martyrdom of Bishop Antipas for refusing to make sacrifice to Zeus. Well, the Romans adopted Zeus as Jupiter, the head of their Pantheon, Iupiter Conservator, to conserve and protect the Eternal City.

Rome was personified and deified as the goddess Roma, and regarded as Urbs Sacra, the sacred city. Roma sat on Jupiter just as Revelation seventeen says the woman sits on the beast. Or as Europa sits on Zeus as the Bull all over the European Union.

But Jupiter couldn’t save Rome. The eternal city was sacked in the fifth century. To this day, the ruins of Rome are a tourist attraction.

Or could it be that it is the antichrist spirit of Rome that is ‘eternal’? The Emperor Hadrian, the first man to use the expression ‘eternal city’ – that’s ‘urbs aeterna’ in Latin – suggested that Rome could be forever reborn all over Europe.

But could Imperial Rome itself be revived? The leaders of the six founding countries of the European Economic Community, the EU’s forerunner, gathered to sign the Treaty of Rome on top of the site of Jupiter’s Temple in March 1957.

A Belgian, Paul-Henri Spaak, a socialist and agnostic, had authored the Treaty and decided the venue. On the eve of the ceremony, he was overlooking the ruins of the Roman Forum with his right-hand man, Baron Robert Rothschild. Rothschild remembered Spaak saying to him,‘I think that we have re-established the Roman Empire without a single shot being fired.’

When the heads of state gathered to sign the European Constitution in 2004, in the same place as Spaak’s Treaty of Rome was signed all those years before, the Italian Government erected a plaque which spoke of ‘this most sacred Capitoline Hill, which is the citadel of this bountiful city and of the entire world.’ Under the Constitution, ‘the nations of Europe might coalesce into a body of one people with one mind, one will and one government’. The Eurocrats are convinced they are reviving the Roman Empire.

Looking at it from a spiritual point of view, the same spirit of rebellion, arrogance and futility which began at Babel was still going strong in Ancient Rome. And I think I see a revival of it in the European Union.

Jun 20

ZIKA – IS IT A HOAX?

Babies born with microcephaly have abnormally small heads housing an underdeveloped brain. But is Zika to blame?

Babies born with microcephaly have abnormally small heads housing an underdeveloped brain. But is Zika to blame?

The Daily Star was the only British newspaper to report (13/02/2016) that the Zika virus may not be the cause of microcephaly in infants born recently to mothers in Brazil.

Nevertheless, a number of ecologist websites have run the story proposing that we are being spun the wrong culprit for the debilitating condition.

GLOBAL EMERGENCY

The World Health Organisation has issued a “global emergency”, the UK has sent spray planes to kill the carrier mosquitoes in affected areas, British tourists have been warned against unprotected conjugal activity and women have been told to avoid getting pregnant.

Brazil, where more than 4,000 cases of the birth defect have been reported since October, has even faced calls to postpone the Rio 2016 Olympics this summer.

But experts have now cast doubt on the link between Zika and microcephaly, and the spraying campaign is now under the spotlight.

PESTICIDE ADDED TO WATER

Two independent teams of doctors now believe a pesticide used to kill mosquitoes may be the real cause of microcephaly. The researchers are from Brazil and Argentina and they point out that the government have been adding a chemical known as pyriproxyfen to the drinking water supply in exactly the area of Brazil where the majority of microcephaly cases have been reported.

Pyriproxyfen targets the larvae of mosquitoes, stunting their development, stopping them from growing proper wings and genitalia. It is not implausible, say the doctors, that in humans the same pesticide could cause babies’ heads to fail to develop properly, limiting their brain’s development.

RELATIVELY HARMLESS

Only pregnant female mosquitoes transmit Zika virus.

Only pregnant female mosquitoes transmit Zika virus.

Zika has been known for years as normally a relatively harmless virus that causes little more than a rash. No birth defects have been reported in some areas where as many as three in four people have it.

The virus has been present in Brazil for a number of years, but the outbreak of microcephaly was only reported in April 2015. That was just a few months after pyriproxyfen was added to the water supply.

The researchers also point out that 3,177 pregnant women have contracted Zika in Colombia and none of the babies have developed microcephaly.

Experts double-checking the reports of 4,100 cases from Brazil over the last six months claim as many as half of the children either don’t have microcephaly or the Zika virus.

ARGENTINE PHYSICIANS FIND LINK

The Argentine doctors’ organisation, Physicians in the Crop-Sprayed Towns, is one of the two groups of doctors viewing the Zika-link with suspicion.

Microcephaly was quickly linked to the Zika virus by the Brazilian Ministry of Health. However, Physicians in the Crop-Sprayed Towns say the Ministry failed to recognise that in the area where most sick people live, the pyriproxyfen chemical larvicide was introduced into the drinking water supply in 2014 in a State-controlled programme aimed at eradicating disease-carrying mosquitoes.

The Physicians added that the Pyriproxyfen is manufactured by Sumitomo Chemical, a Japanese “strategic partner” of Monsanto. Pyriproxyfen is a growth inhibitor of mosquito larvae, which alters the development process from larva to pupa to adult. The resulting malformations are supposed to kill or disable the juveniles. It is an endocrine disruptor and is teratogenic (causes birth defects), according to the Physicians.

The Physicians commented: “Malformations detected in thousands of children from pregnant women living in areas where the Brazilian state added Pyriproxyfen to drinking water are not a coincidence, even though the Ministry of Health places a direct blame on the Zika virus for this damage.”

Just as pyriproxyfen is a relatively new introduction to the Brazilian environment, so is the microcephaly increase a relatively new phenomenon. The larvicide seems a plausible causative factor in microcephaly – far more so than GM mosquitoes, which some have blamed for the Zika epidemic and thus for the birth defects. More about them below. Out of 404 confirmed microcephaly cases in Brazil, only 17 (4.2%) tested positive for the Zika virus.

BRAZILIAN HEALTH EXPERTS AGREE

The Argentine Physicians concur with the Brazilian doctors’ and public health researchers’ organisation, Abrasco, which has published its report independently.

British-based Oxitec is accused of supplying GM male mosquitoes that don’t actually work, despite their publicity (below).

British-based Oxitec is accused of supplying GM male mosquitoes that don’t actually work, despite their publicity (see below).

Abrasco also names Pyriproxyfen as a likely cause of the microcephaly. It condemns the strategy of chemical control of Zika-carrying mosquitoes, which it says is contaminating the environment as well as people and is not decreasing the numbers of mosquitoes. Abrasco suggests that this strategy is in fact driven by the commercial interests of the chemical industry, which it says is deeply integrated into the Latin American ministries of health, as well as the World Health Organization and the Pan American Health Organisation.

Abrasco names the British GM insect company Oxitec as part of the corporate lobby that is distorting the facts about Zika to suit its own profit-making agenda. Oxitec sells GM mosquitoes engineered for sterility and markets them as a disease-combatting product – a strategy condemned by the Argentine Physicians as “a total failure, except for the company supplying mosquitoes”.

WILD FEMALES REJECT GM MALES

Or maybe they don’t actually work at all ...

Or maybe they don’t actually work at all …

Oxitec sells male GM mosquitoes, supposedly in order to decrease the local population. A lethal gene is inserted in those mosquitoes, which is transmitted to the offspring, causing death to larvae if it is not blocked by an antibiotic (tetracycline).

NaturalNews say: ‘Currently in Brazil nearly 15 million GM mosquitoes have been released, and the failure is complete. Where field tests were carried out, less than 15% of larvae were transgenic, that is to say… wild females are not accepting the English mosquito from Oxitec.’

But of those that are accepted, the website points out that the female only “stings” when it is pregnant and generating eggs after being fertilised by a male. The biology shows it needs blood components in order to develop its eggs. ‘So, if millions of male mosquitoes are released, there will be many more fertilised females looking to suck the blood of mammals, thus increasing the spreading of the disease from infected people to healthy people!’ protests NaturalNews.

COVER STORY

NaturalNews concludes: ‘It looks like the world’s health authorities are using Zika virus mosquitoes as a cover story to conceal the damage caused by toxic chemicals manufactured by powerful globalist corporations.’

If the doctors are right, that conclusion looks inevitable. Will the mainstream media report it? Don’t hold your breath quite yet.

 

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Jun 14

EU – Christian Project or Catholic Plot?

Dr Neil Summerton

Dr Neil Summerton

View our videos:

The European Union’s Tower of Babel

The European Union’s Woman on the Beast

The European Union’s Pagan Foundation

European Union- Does the Lord Keep the City?

The European Union’s Roman Empire 

One Christian argument for the European Union, certainly superior to vague sentiments of unity, hospitality and ease of travel, is the one which declares the EU to have been from its inception a Christian project. Of course this argument provokes the response that for ‘Christian’ read ‘Catholic’ and that it was actually a Roman Catholic plot. The two views are two sides of the same coin.

Dr Neil Summerton promotes these views in an article for Future First, a newsletter published by Christian researcher Peter Brierley.

EU PROJECT ‘CHRISTIAN DEMOCRAT’

Dr Summerton was a trustee and board member of Christian Research between 1990 and 1998 and has been in local church leadership. He worked in the Department of the Environment for thirty years and was involved in negotiations in the European Union in the 1990s. He writes:

‘Most British people are quite unaware that the European project has been deeply Christian Democratic in character, owing much to Catholic social thought. That has now largely been displaced by post-modernist secularism – though Brexit will not defend the UK against that. A vote to leave is a vote to leave something which was at base a Christian project.’

He goes on to warn of ‘an element which owes its roots to right-wing Christian reaction, deeply suspicious of Catholic Europe as a popish plot. This is the Protestant thread which was foremost in British-ness for more than 300 years. It is still very common among older, particularly nonconformist, evangelicals’. Warming to this theme, he concludes ‘I find that they are often sympathetic to, if not active in, UKIP’. UKIP, eh? Enough said.

PAST TENSE FOR CHRISTIANITY

The United Kingdom needs national repentance

The United Kingdom needs national repentance

In one sense, by putting the alleged Christian – or Catholic- base of the EU project in the past tense, Dr Summerton has already lost the game. He has to resort to saying Brexit will not defend the UK against post-modernist secularism. In that he is quite right. Our politicians were and are quite willing and able to legislate against Kingdom principles without any help from the European Union.  In the event of Brexit the Lord’s people will need to start praying in earnest for national repentance. But at least they will have that opportunity. With the UK in the EU, it does not really exist.

So Dr Summerton would have to concede that if the EU is now post-modernist secularist, it matters not at all what it was when it was founded. The alleged Christianity has gone, if it ever existed at all. But I argue it never existed, however much it is talked about. I believe both views, Dr Summerton’s positive view of the EU as a Christian Democrat project and the Catholic-plot view he sends up are both equally wrong. The answer to this article’s headline is ‘neither’. The European Union, including its forerunner the European Economic Community, was never a Christian or if you prefer a Catholic project at all.

CATHOLIC FOUNDING FATHERS

Now, I’ll accept that at least three of the EEC’s prime movers were strong Catholics. In February 2007, in the run up to the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, the President of the Association of the Europe Foundation, Giorgino Salina, said it was time to combat what he described as ‘the rising anti-Christian attitude of EU bureaucrats’. It is not just Dr Summerton who has noticed it.

Salina praised the ‘spirit, ideals and hopes,’ of ‘the three men credited with founding the European Economic Community’; West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, Italian statesman Alcide De Gasperi and French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman. These men, he said, were ‘three Catholic Christians with a great and clear awareness of the common good for which nationalist egoisms must be sacrificed, but also statesmen gifted with great political realism and wide vision.’ (From ‘Time to reclaim EU’s heritage,’ The Universe, February 23, 2007)

Robert Schuman

Robert Schuman

ROBERT SCHUMAN

Indeed, Robert Schuman was an intensely religious man, strongly influenced by the writings of Pope Pius XII and St. Thomas Aquinas. He was arrested in 1940 for acts of resistance and protestation at Nazi methods and interrogated by the Gestapo. He escaped in 1942 and joined the French Resistance. He became passionate about Franco-German and European reconciliation and rose to great prominence after the war. He was French Minister of Finance, Prime Minister from 1947–1948 and Foreign Minister in the latter year.

On 9th May 1950, Schuman invited the Germans to manage their coal and steel industries jointly with France. This formed the basis of the European Coal and Steel Community in 1951. The idea, which he conceived with compatriot Jean Monnet, another Catholic, though not as devout, was that if the two countries jointly managed these resources, they would be unable to go to war with each other. At the time, with the erection of the ‘Iron Curtain’, Europe seemed an unstable place. His idea made sense in his day.

Konrad Adenauer

Konrad Adenauer

KONRAD ADENAUER

Konrad Adenauer was the first post-war Chancellor of (West) Germany. He developed a “weltanschauung” – a worldview – to provide a complete account of the universe, man, and politics. Adenauer realized that part of the appeal of totalitarianism was the promise of such a worldview. In contrast to democracy, which was seen as neutral about outcomes, simply managing the clash of competing interests, communism and fascism offered complete worldviews, but ones based, he said, on ‘atheistic materialism’.

Adenauer said both communism and fascism reduced the individual to an automaton of the state. He argued for a spiritual worldview to replace atheistic materialism. Fortunately, Adenauer argued, Western democracy had such a worldview in Christianity.

Adenauer viewed the formation of the Christian Democratic Union in 1945 as a non-denominational party open to all people, while insisting on a platform that stated: ‘Only Christian precepts guarantee justice, order, moderation, the dignity and liberty of the individual and thus true and genuine democracy … We regard the lofty view that Christianity takes of human dignity, of the value of each single man, as the foundation and directive of our work in the political, economic, and cultural life of our people.’ Well, Amen.

Alicide di Gasperi

Alicide de Gasperi

ALCIDE DE GASPERI

The Italian politician Alcide de Gasperi was, like Schuman, deeply affected by the Second World War. He said: ‘the lesson that all Europeans can learn from their tumultuous past is that the future will not be built through force, nor through a desire to conquer, but by the patient application of the democratic method, the constructive spirit of agreement, and by respect for freedom’.

He opposed all forms of totalitarianism and when Chairman of the parliamentary group of the Italian People’s Party, he opposed the rise of the fascist party.

From 1943 he occupied various ministerial positions, and continued to oppose the powerful Italian Communist Party. De Gasperi responded immediately to Schuman’s call, and worked closely with the latter and with Konrad Adenauer.

CHRISTIANITY NOT MENTIONED

It was only five years after the end of the Second World War that Schuman said in his 9th May 1950 declaration: ‘Europe will be born from this, a Europe which is solidly united and constructed around a strong framework.’ Oddly enough, Christianity was not mentioned.

So far we have a Frenchman, a German and an Italian launching, as their defenders say, a ‘movement to build a Europe that they hoped would be peaceful, prosperous and democratic.’

What of the other three members of the founding six countries of the European Union, as it would become? During the war, in London, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands had formed a Benelux customs union and even fixed their currencies against each other. Schuman’s vision went down well with the Benelux countries.

Jean Monnet, President of the High Authority of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) from 1952 1955

Jean Monnet, President of the High Authority of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) from 1952 to 1955

TREATY OF PARIS

So it was that the Treaty of Paris (1951) which formed the European Coal and Steel Community was attended and agreed by ‘the inner six’: France, Italy, the three Benelux countries and West Germany. The United Kingdom refused to participate. The Government of the day, under Labour’s Clement Attlee, rejected the supranational authority set up by the Treaty.

The Paris Treaty did indeed set up a ‘High Authority’, to which the UK had objected. That would become the European Commission. Its first president was Jean Monnet. There was also a Council of Ministers and a 78-strong Common Assembly.

In 1954, plans for a political union with a common European army came to nothing when the French refused to consider it, so a conference was planned for the next year and was held in Messina in Sicily. It was there all six countries decided upon a customs union and a common market using the Benelux model.

CHRISTIAN / CATHOLIC THREAD UNRAVELS

Paul-Henri Spaak

Paul-Henri Spaak

Now here is where the Christian / Catholic thread unravels. Somehow, a Belgian politician by the name of Paul-Henri Spaak was proposed and entrusted with drawing up proposals for a European Common Market. Spaak was neither a Catholic nor a Christian Democrat. He was a socialist activist and a revolutionary who had talks with Trotsky. Well-heeled through family, education and his legal and political career, he led his party’s left wing and became known as the ‘Bolshevik in the dinner jacket’. He had been instrumental in the Benelux project. Spaak described himself as a socialist and an agnostic.

Paul Belien of the Washington Times, writing at BrusselsJournal.com, contrasts the view of the three Catholic statesmen with that of Spaak like this: ‘Some of the EU’s founding fathers claimed that political unification was needed to prevent European nations from going to war again. Others, such as Paul-Henri Spaak, the Belgian foreign minister who authored the Rome treaty, dreamed of a European superstate. He hoped that such a state might one day become as powerful as the United States.’

‘The Europe of tomorrow must be a supranational Europe,’ Spaak stated in a rebuff to French President de Gaulle’s 1962 ‘Fouchet Plan’, a call for a ‘Union of the European peoples’ ‘without supranational institutions.’ Spaak was always intent on a superstate.

Chateau de Val Duchesse

Chateau de Val Duchesse

CHATEAU DE VAL DUCHESSE

The Spaak Committee presented its report in April 1956 to another conference of foreign ministers of the six. It was approved, and Spaak went away to draft the full treaty. His right-hand man in the project was one Baron Robert Rothschild (not to be confused with the New York banker of the same name). In 1954 Rothschild had been appointed Spaak’s chef de cabinet at the Belgian foreign ministry. For two years he worked with Spaak on the Treaty of Rome.

As summer turned to winter during 1956, the ‘Treaty establishing the European Economic Community’ was being put together in a Belgian country house, the Chateau de Val Duchesse.

Marie Helene

Typist: Marie Helene von Mach

A BBC webpage says: ‘From the beginning they struck a tone that dogs the European project to this day: they worked largely in secret. There was little reference to public opinion; the political elites laboured on in splendid isolation. The Treaty was put together in secret.’

Even the typists, who included the bilingual Marie-Helene von Mach, had to sign contracts which banned them from talking about their work, even to their families. The team formed, says the BBC, ‘a new kind of public servant: these were the first generation of what would come to be known as the Eurocrats.’

CHOOSING A VENUE

Not only did Spaak and Rothschild draft the Treaty, they also had the opportunity of deciding where it would be signed. They chose the principal first-floor room of the Palazzo dei Conservatori on the southern peak of the Capitoline Hill in Rome as their venue.

The Palazzo dei Conservatori

The Palazzo dei Conservatori

Bedecked with murals depicting Romulus and Remus and the rape of the Sabine Women, the Hall commemorates the battles between the seventh-century BC families of Horatii and Curiatii. At each end of the long hall stands a massive black marble statue of a pope, Innocent X at one end and Urban VIII at the other.

But I suggest it was neither the decorations nor the statuary which were the point for Spaak and Rothschild. They knew the Palazzo had been constructed in the middle ages right on top of the Temple of Jupiter. The site had immense spiritual and political significance. Every year, the Roman Senate held their first meeting in the Temple. Jupiter was the protector, the ‘Conservator’ of Rome. Not only that, he was the Roman successor to the head of the Greek pantheon, Zeus. And if the altar to Zeus in Pergamos was said in the Bible (in Revelation 2:13) to be ‘Satan’s Seat’, this was Rome’s equivalent.

Rothschild and Spaak were overlooking the ruins of the Roman Forum

Rothschild and Spaak were overlooking the ruins of the Roman Forum (the road up to the Capitoline Hill is on the right) when Spaak said they had re-established the Roman Empire.

ROMAN EMPIRE RE-ESTABLISHED

The key objectives of the EEC were the establishment of a common market and customs union, ever closer union among the peoples of Europe and the pooling of resources to strengthen peace. But Spaak and Rothschild had managed not only to avoid any mention of the Christian faith which had allegedly inspired the process, but they had brought Konrad Adenauer (the only one of the ‘Catholic three’ to sign – neither Schuman nor Gasperi represented their countries), to take part in a ceremony held on the principle pagan site in Europe.

In case I am thought to be reading too much into this site, a revealing comment from Spaak confirms it. Baron Robert Rothschild recalls in his memoirs that he was standing beside Spaak gazing over the Forum in Rome on the eve of the signing of the treaty. ‘I think,’ Spaak said, ‘that we have re-established the Roman Empire without a single shot being fired.’

Signing the Treaty of Rome in the Palazzo dei Conservatori built on top of Jupiter's Temple. Paul-Henri Spaak is in the foreground

Signing the Treaty of Rome in the Palazzo dei Conservatori built on top of Jupiter’s Temple. Paul-Henri Spaak, signng for Belgium, is in the foreground

‘WE FELT LIKE ROMANS’

Paul-Henri Spaak moved on to become Secretary-General of NATO. Later he allegedly said: ‘We felt like Romans on that day; we were consciously re-creating the Roman Empire once more’.

I say ‘allegedly’. I have tracked this comment down to a book by American Christian writer Grant R Jeffrey called ‘The Signature of God’. It appears on page 208 of the 2010 third edition of the book. Jeffrey claims in a footnote that Spaak said it in a BBC documentary and also says he found the comment at: http://europa.eu.int/abc/obj/chrono/40years/3testim/coll-en.htm.

Annoyingly, he says the site is now discontinued. Indeed it is, and I have been unable to trace the quote any further. Nevertheless, it chimes with Rothschild’s recollection which showed on its own that reviving the Roman Empire, the one mentioned in Daniel’s interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream as being formed of ‘iron and clay’, was at the front of Spaak’s mind.

I don’t know how such an interest in Classical studies and pagan religion fits in with Spaak’s self-confessed agnosticism, but we are complex beings inclined to spirituality. C S Lewis proposed that when we cease to believe in the Almighty, we do not believe in nothing, we believe in anything. It may have been thus with Paul-Henri Spaak. More research, as they say, is necessary.

IMPERIAL AMBITION

Be that as it may, for whatever reason, Spaak himself believed he was reviving the Roman Empire, without firing a shot. It was an empire he hoped would rival the United States in power and influence. Spaak’s was no Christian project and no Catholic plot. Gone was Adenauer’s Christian world-view, Schuman’s humility and Gasperi’s devotion to his church. In their place was Spaak’s imperial ambition. He had found the perfect site to initiate it. Indeed he could have found no more appropriate place in the whole of Europe.

Tony Blair and Jack Straw were among politicians of 25 EU nations who signed the godless European Constitution in October 2004

Tony Blair and Jack Straw were among leaders of 25 EU nations who signed the godless European Constitution in October 2004 in the same room of the Palazzo dei Conservatori as the Treaty of Rome was signed.

Moving on some forty-seven years, we come to the attempt at cementing the European Union together with a constitution. In October 2004, Tony Blair and Jack Straw gathered with the representatives of the other twenty-four countries of the EU and signed the document.

They signed it in the same room of the Palazzo die Conservatori on top of the Temple of Jupiter as Spaak, Adenauer and the rest signed the original Treaty of Rome in March 1957. Boris Johnson, in his book ‘The Dream of Rome’, says the Italian government erected a plaque in the Palazzo commemorating the event.

Written in Latin, it translates as follows: ‘On 29 October, 2004 in this most sacred Capitoline Hill, which is the citadel of this bountiful city and of the entire world, in this famous and August hall named after the Horatii and the Curiatii, the high contracting parties of the nations joined in the European Union signed a treaty about the form of constitution to be adopted, so that the nations of Europe might coalesce into a body of one people with one mind, one will and one government.’ (page 31)

Boris Johnson's book carries the text of the plaque commemorating the signing of the 2004 constitution

Boris Johnson, author of ‘The Dream of Rome’

‘MOST SACRED CAPITOLINE HILL’

‘Most sacred Capitoline Hill’, it said. The Latin is ‘SACRATISSIMO’. Johnson misses that revealing adjective, referring as it does to the Temple of Jupiter. He also passes over the reference to the site being the ‘citadel’ not just of Rome but ‘of the entire world’.

Nevertheless, he asks: ‘One mind, one will and one government? When did the continent last have one mind, one will, one government? Not since the fall of the Roman Empire. And it is surely no accident that the plaque echoes the old Roman slogan plurimae gentes, unius populis – many nations, one people.’

The Eurocrats love the idea of Europe being abducted and raped by a demon

Eurocrats love the idea of Europe being abducted and raped by a demon so much that they have put images of Europa on the Bull all over Europe.  This statue is in Strasbourg.

It is worth noting that despite the prayers of Christians and the lobbying of both the Catholic and Orthodox churches, there was no reference to Christianity or Almighty God in the European Constitution. Mercifully, the Constitution was never ratified. The voters of France and the Netherlands rejected it. Undaunted, the Eurocrats put most of it into the 2009 Treaty of Lisbon anyway.

Continuing the pagan spiritual theme, they have also caused statues of Europa being abducted and raped by Zeus to be erected in Strasbourg and Brussels and the image of this mythical event to appear all over the European Union. Talk about their intentions being ‘hidden in the open’.

SPIRIT OF ANTICHRIST

The Emperor Hadrian as a bust in the Altes Museum in Berlin.

The Emperor Hadrian as a bust in the Altes Museum in Berlin.

Clearly, if the EU ever had been a Christian project or a Popish plot it had run out of steam by 2004. But of course, as we have seen, it was neither. Schuman’s dream may have been noble, but Spaak turned it into a secularist-cum-pagan nightmare, a revived Roman Empire, one perpetually at war with the Kingdom of God.

Let us make no mistake. The spirit behind the original Roman Empire was the spirit of Antichrist. It had wormed its way from Babel to Babylon and on through Persia and Greece to end up in the Urbs Aeterna, the ‘Eternal City’.

Rome itself was destroyed in a series of sackings during the fifth century AD, so on one level ‘Jupiter’ or its Antichrist spirit if you prefer could not save it. But the 2nd-century Roman Emperor Hadrian suggested it was the spirit of Rome itself which was eternal and that it would be reborn all over Europe. He may not have realised it, but he was speaking of the spirit of Antichrist.

For a pagan emperor, that man had some vision. And his empire was indeed reborn by Paul-Henri Spaak and the leaders of ‘the six’ he persuaded to sign, wittingly or unwittingly, on top of Jupiter’s Temple in Rome in March 1957.

THE LAMB SHALL OVERCOME THEM

So despite what Dr Summerton says, the European Union was never ‘at base’ or anywhere in its structure ‘a Christian project’. Nor was it ever a Catholic plot. It was a pagan/secularist scheme from the moment Paul-Henri Spaak got his hands on it. And it remains so to this day.

It follows that the EU is dangerous for any nation to be part of it, marked as it is for God’s judgment. The Revelation to John addresses the demise of Hadrian’s and Spaak’s revived Roman Empire in chapter seventeen:

Rev 17:12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. 13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. 14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.

It would be sensible for any nation to be on the right side in that battle.

View our videos:

The European Union’s Tower of Babel

The European Union’s Woman on the Beast

The European Union’s Pagan Foundation

European Union- Does the Lord Keep the City?

 

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Jun 12

Weird Swiss open Gotthard Base Tunnel

The dancers in orange jump-suits represent the five workers who died building the Gotthard Base Tunnel. As for the woman dressed as a bird?

The dancers in orange jump-suits represent the five workers who died building the Gotthard Base Tunnel. But as for the woman dressed, so to speak, as a bird?

The longest rail tunnel in the world opened last week with a weird ceremony accused by some of being ‘demonic’.

World leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande, and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi attended the opening of the Gotthard Base tunnel which cuts a direct route to Italy under the Alps.

There are several videos around showing robotic and slightly under-rehearsed (or perhaps it was meant to be out-of-sync) dancers clad in Orange work-style jump suits shuffling in to a lone drummer before going outside, stripping down to their underwear and rolling down a slope to the accompaniment of Alpenhorns.

Quite what all that signified, only German director and choreographer Volker Hesse would know.

 Certain aspects proved popular with the men in the audience.

Certain aspects proved popular with the men in the invitation-only audience.

Yes, I understood the five dancers lying on the floor in their orange uniforms to refer to the five who died in the tunnel’s construction.  Just what the bare-breasted woman with wings and a bird’s head was doing floating down from the ceiling above them, escaped me.  She was, however, popular with some of the top-level audience, who stirred their video-phones into action.

Equally popular was the simulated lesbian groping which formed part of a float of scantily-clad gyrating dancers, appearing to have lost their way from some gay pride parade.  Someone hit part of a railway wagon with chains.  As you do.

Children's tales, or the goat-god?

Children’s tales, or Baphomet the goat-god?

Perhaps the strangest part of the ceremony involved a man dressed like nothing half so much as a goat-god.  The grass-clad dancers bowed down to him.  It is this apparently demonic element which has most concerned some Christian commentators.

Austin Ruse on the Breitbart website, under the headline ‘Stupid, not satanic’, was keen to explain that the Swiss trot out a lot of this weirdness at Christmas.  Apparently they love dressing up as mountain goats or trolls and scaring the children.  That makes it just fine, then.

The closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics laid itself open to similar accusations of satanic role-plays.  There were people worshiping a pyramid, a nod to a one-world global vision and a phoenix rising from the flames.  The dancers bowed down to that as well.  It was all very ‘New World Order’.

Are the directors of these events briefed to provide something to please the global elite?  Or do they produce all the occult symbolism out of their own heads?  No doubt the new rail tunnel will cut several minutes off the Swiss north-south route.  This author might well be inclined still to take the scenic route.

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Jun 08

UK votes for Monsanto Roundup

Monsanto's Roundup Glyphosate killer on the shelves at a garden centre in the UK

Monsanto’s Roundup Glyphosate weedkiller on the shelves at a garden centre in the UK

The United Kingdom was among twenty European Union nations voting earlier this week for Monsanto’s controversial ‘Roundup’ weedkiller, it has emerged.

The vote, held on Monday 6th June 2016, failed to authorise the use of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup and similar products from Synerga and Dow Chemicals.

Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Austria, Portugal and Luxembourg abstained from the vote in the EU’s Council of Ministers and Malta voted against.  The abstensions mean the ‘yes’ vote did not meet the requirement of 65% of the EU’s population.

From the end of this month, weedkillers including glyphosate will be pulled from shelves in gardening centres and supermarkets across the EU.

Spraying with 'Roundup'

Crop Spraying with ‘Roundup’ before harvest

REVOLVING DOOR

The United Kingdom’s support for glyphosate raises suspicions of Monsanto lobbyists having too close a relationship with our politicians.

Both David Cameron and Boris Johnson, in separate interviews on BBC’s Countryfile programme last Sunday (5th June 2016), expressed support for growing crops genetically-modified to be resistant to Roundup in the UK.

Fields of such ‘Roundup-ready’ crops may be sprayed with the weedkiller in the knowledge that the GM crop will stay standing while the weeds around it dies.

GLYPHOSATE FOUND IN BEER

Last year, the Munich Environmental Institute conducted a laboratory study of 14 of Germany’s most popular beers. They found glyphosate readings between 0.46 and 29.74 micrograms per litre.

The German government is keen to ban Roundup. ('Wurzel' is the German for 'root')

The German government is keen to ban Roundup. (‘Wurzel’ is the German for ‘root’)

The highest reading was 300 times the legal limit glyphosate in drinking water in Germany.  The Institute concluded the results were ‘alarming’.

In March 2015, Glyphosate was classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an arm of the World Health Organisation (WHO), as “probably carcinogenic to humans”.

Were the high readings of glyphosate in German beer from residual levels of the weedkilling chemical in the soil, or is there another, more sinister route?  Even with a ban on GM crops, Roundup may find its way into food by means of ‘dessication’.  Farmers can spray fields of wheat, oats or barley with the weedkiller to kill and dry the crop to make it easier to harvest.  The chemical is left on the grain.

SWITCH FOCUS TO WESTMINSTER

Monsanto actually recommends spraying with Roundup just before harvest to dessicate non-GM Canola (rapeseed), Flax (linseed), Peas, Lentils, non-GM Soybeans, Beans and Sugar Cane.  It seems increasingly that the only way to be free of the stuff is to go organic.  Or grow your own.

The EU Roundup affair and the comments of Messrs Cameron and Johnson illustrate the amount of work which will have to be done by environmentalists in the event of a vote later this month for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.  The chemical is used liberally in the streets and parks of many UK towns and cities to control grass and weeds, as well as in agriculture and horticulture.

It would be a poor argument to remain in the EU because the UK Government can’t be trusted to protect the environment.  Rather, activists and those who regard themselves as stewards of God’s creation will need to switch focus from Brussels to Westminster, if not now, then certainly  if the UK votes ‘Leave’.

Genesis 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

 

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Jun 07

Worcestershire loses adoption bid

Queen Victoria stands in front of Worcester Shire Hall, where the Family Court sits.

Queen Victoria stands in front of Worcester Shire Hall, where the Family Court sits.

By Stephen Green

A local authority has lost its bid to put four children from a Christian home up for adoption.

Sitting in Worcester Family Court in Worcester’s impressive old Shire Hall building, His Honour Judge Richard Rundell ordered instead that the children should stay in long-term foster care and enjoy regular contact with their grandparents and indirect contact – cards, gifts and letters – from their parents. Far from ‘nothing else would do’ (the legal test for adoption), adoption in this case wouldn’t do at all.

THREE MONTHS TO FIND ADOPTERS

Worcestershire County Council protested they would do their best to keep the children together. They would look for adoptive parents willing to take the children as a sibling group for a full three months, said Social Work Team Leader Glenn McWilliams. But Judge Rundell was unimpressed. To allow adoption, which would happen against the wishes of parents and grandparents, would inevitably split the children up, he ruled.

Judge Richard Rundell in his chambers.

Judge Richard Rundell in his chambers.

In addition, adoption would mean the children would lose their family identity and all contact with their parents and grandparents. If they were split up, Judge Rundell said, keeping the children in contact with each other would rely on the good will of the adoptive parents, and these might moreover be at opposite ends of the country.

On top of that, the eldest two children, even though not yet in their teens, were adamant in their opposition to adoption. In those circumstances, said His Honour, any adoption would be very unlikely to endure.

SOCIAL WORKER CHANGES SIDES

The Court heard a couple currently fostering the children had been doing so from early last year (2015) on a short-term basis. By the grace of God they decided in December they could now foster the children long-term. The court-appointed ‘Children’s Guardian’, Mrs Maggie Stephens, represented by solicitor Aiden Codd, was robust under cross-examination from Worcestershire’s barrister Greg Rogers.

She maintained that having the children adopted would mean splitting them up and that would be ‘cruel’. You could not ‘reinvent these children’, she told Mr Rogers, a reference to the new surnames they would be given upon adoption.

There was dramatic evidence on 10th May, the first day of the two-day hearing, when social worker Alison Davies took the stand. Ms Davies had been involved with the case from February 2014, but she resigned from Worcestershire in protest at their decision to press ahead with an application for adoption. They should ‘remain where they are’ she told Mr Rogers. She had been all for adoption, but seeing how the children were now ‘thriving’ in the long-term foster care she had changed her mind.

FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS

Asked why the foster parents did not want to put themselves up as prospective adopters, or apply for a Special Guardianship Order, Ms Davies said it was purely down to economics. They were being paid as foster parents and so could afford nice clothes, treats and holidays for the children. As adopters, they would lose out financially and be able to provide none of that. The financial considerations could also have been in the mind of Worcestershire and their advocate in pressing for adoption, but no-one was crass enough to say that.

The children came to the attention of Worcestershire Social Services when the youngest child was unruly at nursery. Social workers said there was a chaotic atmosphere in the home on one occasion when they visited. The mother was trying to home-school despite having bi-polar challenges, and the father resented the social workers being involved.

But Ms Davies said that if the parents improved their position there was no reason why they should not resume contact with the children, who at the moment wanted to stay where they were, and crucially did not wish to return home. But the grandparents should see the children together once a month.

ONLY SIX COUPLES ‘IN THE MARKET’

Barrister Andrew Bainham, representing all four grandparents, told the judge there were only six couples in England and Wales who could take a four-sibling group. His Honour asked Mr McWilliams direct if he knew anything more about them? He didn’t. How many four-sibling groups were ‘in the market’, he asked. Mr McWilliams said he didn’t know.

Judge Rundell went on to tell Worcestershire they should be ‘grabbing (the foster parents) with open arms. … If after three months you can’t find these saints who will take four children you will have to split them up’, he said. ‘Then you have to get adopters to facilitate sibling contact? It’s a risk. And scouring the countryside, distance increases the risk.’

Ending the first day of the two-day hearing, the Judge told Mr Rogers: ‘The local authority may wish to consider its position overnight’. That is the nearest he could come to telling him that his case for adoption was falling apart and that he shouldn’t waste any more of the court’s time.

DON’T NAME THE COUNCIL!

But the next day, in came Mr Rogers still pursuing the adoption line which the court had heard would split up the children, and separate them forever from their grandparents and parents. His page on his Chambers website, the St Ives set in Birmingham, says ‘common sense is frequently in short supply’ in the family court. It ‘requires a sensitive and pragmatic approach’.

Such an approach was conspicuously absent from his presentation. Indeed, in talks with the judge involving this author to do with a ‘reporting restrictions order,’ Mr Rogers not only did not want me to identify the children, their parents or family structure, which is becoming normal procedure, but any of the parties. He did not want me to name Worcestershire County Council, any of the experts, social workers, the ‘children’s guardian’, or any of the advocates. Judge Rundell had earlier expressed himself in favour of transparency, and every one of Mr Roger’s suggestions was thrown out.

WORCESTERSHIRE IGNORED JUDGE

The only real issue was the frequency of contact with the grandparents. With Alison Davies saying it should be twelve times a year and Mrs Stephens opting for six times a year, the Judge ruled with the ‘children’s guardian’, and said bi-monthly contact should be written into the care plan.

But when the case came back to rule on press restrictions and to check the care plan the following week, the Local Authority’s care plan had the grandparents seeing the children just twice a year. His Honour was not happy and sent Mr Rogers away to redraft it.

Social worker Toni Badham, responsible for the drafting, apologised to the grandparents afterwards, claiming she had only just become involved. But this author understands she was involved right from the start. One if the grandparents told this author the machinations of the Council meant they had been ‘to hell and back’.

But in the end, the hand of the Almighty was strongly on this case. The grandparents applied to be ‘interveners’ which delayed matters sufficiently for the foster parents to decide they would offer a long-term placement. If the matter had been heard last November it could easily gone the other way.

The mother was represented by Miss Nevine Zaki and the father by Mr Michael Phillips.

LESSONS WE LEARN

The case illustrates several important points:

1 Any teaching environment these days is watching your children.

2 Any shortcomings whatever in your parenting skills will be used by a local authority against you.

3 If you lose your temper with social workers it will only count against you.

4 The position of the court-appointed Children’s Guardian is crucial. It is a brave judge who will go against her.

5 Local Authorities are over-keen to get children adopted. And when adoption is not on the table, they are too keen to keep children in their care and resentful about them going back to families.

6 The rules about getting children adopted in 26 weeks are draconian, especially if it is to be a forced adoption in opposition to parents’ wishes.

7 Local Authorities are both incompetent and tricky. They do not honour their promises and even try blatantly to circumvent the clear orders of judges.

8 Judges do not have enough power to insist that details like particular foster parents are written into care plans. Instead, both judges and parents have to rely on the good nature of local authorities, which may be in short supply.

PRAY: Thank God for such a positive outcome in all the circumstances.

 

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May 16

European Union’s New Roman Empire

Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson is in trouble with the Guardian not just for saying the European Union is planning a new Roman Empire, but for saying Napoleon and Adolf Hitler had that dream as well.

(A more sympathetic view of Mr Johnson’s speech is here at the Daily Express!)

We say there is actually no need to invoke Hitler and Napoleon.  Neither of them was educated enough to go to Rome to start their project.

But some clever chap in the EU was smart enough to organise the perfect place for such an endeavour.

So is Boris right to say the European Union is reviving the Roman Empire?

Take at look at our video on this very subject recorded in Rome itself and decide for yourself.  No-one has ever before joined up these particular dots.  Prepare to be amazed:

 

May 07

Mega mosque loses review appeal

Christian Voice have been meeting at the proposed mega mosque site to pray since January 2007.

A prayer meeting on the Greenway (E15 3ND)

Tablighi Jamaat’s application for a Statutory Review of the Government’s rejection of their appeal against Newham Council’s refusal of planning permission for a 10,000 capacity mega mosque at a site in West Ham in London was thrown out by a judge on Wednesday 4th May 2016.

The Islamic separatist group’s lawyers thought they had found eight points of law on which to challenge the decision. But in an oral hearing in the High Court Mr Justice Ouseley dismissed every one.

Christian Voice members and local Christians have been meeting for prayer at the actual site, an old chemical works at the end of Canning Road E15, every first Saturday in the month since January 2007.

The London bombers and shoe bomber Richard Reed have all worshiped at Tablighi Jamaat mosques in Dewsbury.  The West Ham site was to be the Pakistan-based group’s European headquarters.  Ironically, the whole Abbey Mills area was once a large monastery and we have prayed for the site one day to hear praises to the King of kings again.

When we first met for prayer, the mosque trustees had just announced their intention to have the mosque operational for the London Olympics in 2012.  That date came and went and the site stayed as it was.  We believe the Lord answered our prayers for confusion among the trustees, who changed architects three times and their public relations firm twice.

Please give thanks to God, remembering the trustees can still appeal the decision.

 

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