Farrakhan: "This is the day of your doom"

Today may be one of those days where it seems like the universe is going out of its way to prove Glenn’s theories right. The first piece of evidence that Glenn delivered on radio was a speech from Louis Farrakhan which includes elements of radical Islam, a warning (possibly a threat) to America and President Obama, and language related to the Twelfth Imam.

“I think it was worse than we were even led to believe,” Pat said of the speech which the radio team had briefly touched on yesterday.

“Apparently somebody recorded this on their cellphone.  It's actually a pretty good shot of him but ‑‑ video‑wise, but the, yeah, the audio's kind of crappy,” Pat warned.

Watch the video here (story continues after the clip):

“What he's saying is true.  That the time is coming for those who love corruption and war over peace, those who love injustice over justice, those who are ‑‑ basically what he's saying is evil, your day is coming.  Now, I have a feeling he doesn't realize that there's a pretty good shot he's on the evil side,” Glenn said.

“The end of your world has arrived.  Who cheers that?” Glenn asked.

“And the crowd is loving it,” Pat said.

“I didn't get my nation of Islam newsletter this month, but I think he's ‑‑ I mean, is he talking about the infidels?  That would be all of us, right?  That would be all of us,” Pat suggested.

“That would be the end of the Western way of life,” Glenn said.

“However, I happen to agree with him that unless we wake up, it is the end of the western way of life.  The time is now.  It is here.  It is here,” Glenn added.

“That sounds like a warning at least, if not a threat, to the president of the United States.  You better be careful because it's coming to your door.  You better heed your words for Egyptians hear because we're coming to your house,” Glenn said of Farrakhan’s speech.

“Hear me carefully.  Listen with your heart as well as your ears and your mind.  Listen to me carefully.  There is a great evil that is growing on this planet.  Evil is ‑‑ has been unloosed on this planet and it has been part of our own doing.  But we must recognize it now.  You must recognize what you are up against now.  Do you hear what he just said?  He just said, first of all, the Mahdi, if you've been listening to this show for anytime, you know what that means.  You know who that is.  He says the Mahdi.  Then he goes into something that I find even more disturbing, that God, that God is causing the revolutions in this world, that God is causing the chaos in this world,” Glenn said.

“You have Choudhary from the U.K. coming to America.  We're going to play the audio here.  On Thursday he wants to be in front of the White House calling for the beginning of a Sharia law Constitution to fly the flag for Muslims to rise up and take America.  You have Louis Farrakhan saying the same thing.  You have Ahmadinejad saying the same thing.  We are on the eve of the great and terrible, terrible, terrible things, but also great and magnificent things.”

“But it is our choice, and you cannot go into this blindly.  You must be spiritually aware.  You must have E1.  You must be enlightened.  You must have E2.  You must have an education, a self‑education.  Question with boldness even the very existence of God, for if there be a God, he must surely rather honest questioning over blindfolded fear.  You must know what you believe in.  You are going to be required to stand.”

“If I may quote Dietrich Bonhoeffer:  ‘Not to speak is to speak.  Not to stand is to stand’.  There will be no hiding.”

“In the end you will be held responsible for what you do today:  What you do today must be done in enlightenment and education and self‑empowerment, a creative, a creative ending, not destruction.  It must be done with love and peace and justice for all,” Glenn declared.

This was one of the first homesteads in the area in the 1880's and was just begging to be brought back to its original glory — with a touch of modern. When we first purchased the property, it was full of old stuff without any running water, central heat or AC, so needless to say, we had a huge project ahead of us. It took some vision and a whole lot of trust, but the mess we started with seven years ago is now a place we hope the original owners would be proud of.

To restore something like this is really does take a village. It doesn't take much money to make it cozy inside, if like me you are willing to take time and gather things here and there from thrift shops and little antique shops in the middle of nowhere.

But finding the right craftsman is a different story.

Matt Jensen and his assistant Rob did this entire job from sketches I made. Because he built this in his off hours it took just over a year, but so worth the wait. It wasn't easy as it was 18"out of square. He had to build around that as the entire thing we felt would collapse. Matt just reinforced the structure and we love its imperfections.

Here are a few pictures of the process and the transformation from where we started to where we are now:

​How it was

It doesn't look like much yet, but just you wait and see!

By request a photo tour of the restored cabin. I start doing the interior design in earnest tomorrow after the show, but all of the construction guys are now done. So I mopped the floors, washed the sheets, some friends helped by washing the windows. And now the unofficial / official tour.

The Property

The views are absolutely stunning and completely peaceful.

The Hong Kong protesters flocking to the streets in opposition to the Chinese government have a new symbol to display their defiance: the Stars and Stripes. Upset over the looming threat to their freedom, the American flag symbolizes everything they cherish and are fighting to preserve.

But it seems our president isn't returning the love.

Trump recently doubled down on the United States' indifference to the conflict, after initially commenting that whatever happens is between Hong Kong and China alone. But he's wrong — what happens is crucial in spreading the liberal values that America wants to accompany us on the world stage. After all, "America First" doesn't mean merely focusing on our own domestic problems. It means supporting liberal democracy everywhere.

The protests have been raging on the streets since April, when the government of Hong Kong proposed an extradition bill that would have allowed them to send accused criminals to be tried in mainland China. Of course, when dealing with a communist regime, that's a terrifying prospect — and one that threatens the judicial independence of the city. Thankfully, the protesters succeeded in getting Hong Kong's leaders to suspend the bill from consideration. But everyone knew that the bill was a blatant attempt by the Chinese government to encroach on Hong Kong's autonomy. And now Hong Kong's people are demanding full-on democratic reforms to halt any similar moves in the future.

After a generation under the "one country, two systems" policy, the people of Hong Kong are accustomed to much greater political and economic freedom relative to the rest of China. For the protesters, it's about more than a single bill. Resisting Xi Jinping and the Communist Party means the survival of a liberal democracy within distance of China's totalitarian grasp — a goal that should be shared by the United States. Instead, President Trump has retreated to his administration's flawed "America First" mindset.

This is an ideal opportunity for the United States to assert our strength by supporting democratic values abroad. In his inaugural address, Trump said he wanted "friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world" while "understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their interests first." But at what point is respecting sovereignty enabling dictatorships? American interests are shaped by the principles of our founding: political freedom, free markets, and human rights. Conversely, the interests of China's Communist Party are the exact opposite. When these values come into conflict, as they have in Hong Kong, it's our responsibility to take a stand for freedom — even if those who need it aren't within our country's borders.

Of course, that's not a call for military action. Putting pressure on Hong Kong is a matter of rhetoric and positioning — vital tenets of effective diplomacy. When it comes to heavy-handed world powers, it's an approach that can really work. When the Solidarity movement began organizing against communism in Poland, President Reagan openly condemned the Soviet military's imposition of martial law. His administration's support for the pro-democracy movement helped the Polish people gain liberal reforms from the Soviet regime. Similarly, President Trump doesn't need to be overly cautious about retribution from Xi Jinping and the Chinese government. Open, strong support for democracy in Hong Kong not only advances America's governing principles, but also weakens China's brand of authoritarianism.

After creating a commission to study the role of human rights in U.S. foreign policy, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrote last month that the principles of our Constitution are central "not only to Americans," but to the rest of the world. He was right — putting "America First" means being the first advocate for freedom across the globe. Nothing shows the strength of our country more than when, in crucial moments of their own history, other nations find inspiration in our flag.

Let's join the people of Hong Kong in their defiance of tyranny.

Matt Liles is a writer and Young Voices contributor from Austin, Texas.

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