Created on: 16th September 2020

I awoke to a carpet of yellow leaves. Autumn has come to the prairie, it never ceases to amaze me how sudden and swift the season change is here.  Americans celebrate what they call Labor Day usually on the Monday following the first weekend in September. Inevitably that is when the season shift occurs. In a country that seems to owe more to the political right than it does to the left it is odd that a holiday that originated with the trade union movement has become a national institution. This national unity in spite of strong differences has been, in my experience, one of the things I have enjoyed greatly about the people in this remarkable country.



Up until recently there has been a great tolerance for disparate views. One could count on the flag, the pledge of allegiance to that flag and the national anthem, The Star Spangled Banner to unite citizens who might otherwise have considerable differences. I have observed this profound respect for the flag first-hand over years, at city council meetings, parades and on national holidays. In truth I have marvelled at it, not being used to such overt displays of patriotism back in the UK, where of course we seem much more stoic about our love of country (unless we are at a football match). What is worrying is that just as the natural season has changed, that tolerance seems in places to be evaporating. Now we have whole sports teams ‘taking the knee’ and refusing to honor that star spangled banner. It is as if, suddenly, a whole swathe of the populace is ashamed of being American. It is as if the prevailing wind suddenly reversed itself.



It is all very puzzling because the whole thing is, to my way of thinking, based upon a lie. It is a lie that is ripping America apart. Just two weeks ago 70 mph winds tore through our small community, trees were ripped up and branches lay everywhere. Strangely the path of the wind was very narrow, it cut a swathe about 1/4 mile wide and 20 miles long, upending trees and grain storage bins and leaving lots of cleaning up to be done. So this strange swathe of ‘racism’ which is cutting America appears very narrow band. I believe it based upon a total lie. The lie that, somehow, white Police officers are intrinsically racist. I can assure you that in more than twenty years I have never seen any such thing. I have reported on city police and county sheriffs and saw no sign of it. Yet in places, particularly in democratically controlled inner cities demonstrations have gotten out of hand. Statues have been torn down by people who are in many cases being paid to demonstrate. 


We are victims of a psyop, fomented by locking people in their homes until the steam was coming out of their ears. There is ample evidence of increased domestic troubles even in my small community. I believe the Covid has been perpetrated upon us deliberately, then, while we were just dealing with that, a contrived event where an unfortunate black man appeared to die under the knee of a white cop seemed to set off a time bomb. Yet now, weeks later, it comes out that the black man had taken a lethal dose of fentanyl. But now the damage is done, people were stirred to do terrible deeds. Many have died and the wounds in America are gaping. We are witnessing the most polarized election campaign in American history and right in the middle of that President Donald Trump comes up with the ‘deal of the century,’ not at home but in the middle east between three Arab nations and Israel.



For those of my readers who share my Christian faith I’d like to call to mind a Bible verse. We are told the President’s son-in-law has been jetting around the Middle East in a plane marked Peace-Peace-Peace. Well, the Bible verse I am thinking of says; ‘Peace, peace,’ they say, when there is no peace.’ It is found in the book of Jeremiah  chapter 6 and verse 14. For those of my readers who are Bible scholars, I might remind you that this deal comes at the cost of dividing Jerusalem. The same Bible warns those nations ‘who divide My land’ of a coming judgment commonly referred to as Armageddon. The so called peace plan includes making God’s eternal city, Jerusalem, into an international city. This is what God says about that idea in His word; ‘I will make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people.’ It is called ‘the time of Jacob’s trouble.



My guess is that this unBiblical solution, this ‘deal of the century’ will not go well for America either. Honest Brits may remember how our empire was decimated in 1948  after the British government reneged on its 1917 promise to provide a homeland for the Jewish people. For those unfamiliar with this piece of history Hugh Kitson’s film “The Forsaken Promise” recounts the sad tale of our national failure. America is now precipitating the division of His land and is thus following a similar pathway.

Expect more trouble in America folks, for we are in for an early and bitter winter and likely an increasingly troublesome  election. You see the season has changed and war not peace will be the end result.


Freelance Researcher & News Compiler | John Parsons| Published | 2020 | September 16 | 135:00 |



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Joel 3:2 I will also gather all nations, And bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; And I will enter into judgment with them there On account of My people, My heritage Israel, Whom they have scattered among the nations; They have also divided up My land.

Zechariah 12:3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it. 

Jeremiah 30:4-7 Now these are the words that the Lord spoke concerning Israel and Judah.

We have heard a voice of trembling, Of fear, and not of peace. Ask now, and see, Whether a [man is ever in labor with child? So why do I see every man with his hands on his loins Like a woman in labor, And all faces turned pale? Alas! For that day is great, So that none is like it; And it is the time of Jacob’s trouble, But he shall be saved out of it.  


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