Sunday, October 03, 2021

FAKE NORMAL

Part 3 of Fake Prophets 
 
Read Part 1: The White Lab Coats 
Read Part 2: The Fishbowl 
 
“And [Jesus] said unto them,
‘Why are ye so fearful?
how is it that ye have no faith?’”

(Mark 4:40) 
 
“…Elisha said, ‘LORD,
open the eyes of these men,
that they may see.’…”

(2 Kings 6:20) 
By Sarah H. Leslie

 

“Gaslighting is an insidious form of manipulation and psychological control. Victims of gaslighting are deliberately and systematically fed false information that leads them to question what they know to be true.... They may end up doubting their memory, their perception, and even their sanity. Over time, a Gaslighter's manipulations can grow more complex and potent, making it increasingly difficult for the victim to see the truth.”[1]

Corrie ten Boom[2]

 
Personal Testimony 
Fifty years ago (1971) Corrie ten Boom wrote The Hiding Place[3] describing her family’s work in the Dutch Resistance during WWII saving the lives of Jewish people by hiding them in their unusual home. For this “crime” Corrie was sent to a concentration camp. 
 
Corrie’s testimony would directly impact my life in 1976 when I recommitted my life to Jesus Christ. At this pivotal moment in my life Corrie ten Boom came to town. I followed her from venue to venue hungry to hear her message based on hope, forgiveness and the simplicity of the Gospel. But she also warned the church, sometimes quite sharply, to prepare us for the days that lay ahead. 
 
Corrie proclaimed to the church in America that things were not as they seemed. Already in 1976 she could discern a cloud of darkness coming into the land. And she mentioned something significant that I filed away in my brain for future reference. She said that within six short weeks after the Nazis imposed their Regime over Holland that life changed dramatically. Outwardly most things appeared normal, but there were insidious signs of a new normal. 
 
I would spend the next four and a half decades of my life watching the dark clouds as they arose. I would speak about the threatening clouds, write about them, and publish warnings about the impending storm. Meanwhile, I was awaiting with an inexplicable foresight that day that would mark the beginning of the six weeks that Corrie had described.  
 
 
Exhibit 1: Note the last sentence


An Abnormal Darkness Descends
During the earliest days of the pandemic I would recall Corrie’s warning as we faced the initial eleven days of lockdown. Only eleven days? My brain flipped over to six weeks. Would life change forever after six weeks? Were the evil days of darkness finally coming upon us? 
 
Then it began to happen. People across the globe began to experience the heavy hand of the Global Regime as it superimposed itself over existing all societal and governmental structures, even including the church. 
 
I picked up my copy of The Hiding Place. Corrie wrote openly about the sequence of unfolding events! While Corrie reached back in time to tell her story, what were her carefully chosen stories telling us about our own future? Can you recognize the patterns too? Below in blue are quotations from The Hiding Place.

Exhibit 2: Deadly fake science in an earlier Regime


1927
EARLY WARNING SIGNS IGNORED
Foresight of the times by discerning believers, seeds of corruption sown, spiritual complacency, and the “terrible evil” of antisemitism arising. The church would not heed Corrie’s brother Willem’s early warnings, and he eventually left the pastorate. 
 
Oftentimes, indeed, I wished that Willem did not see quite so well, for much that he saw was frightening. A full ten years ago, way back in 1927, Willem had written in his doctoral thesis, done in Germany, that a terrible evil was taking root in that land. Right at the university, he said, seeds were being planted of a contempt for human life such as the world had never seen. The few who had read his paper had laughed.(p. 29) 
 
~ Patrick Wood [4]

 
 
1937: TEN YEARS LATER
SHADOWS FALL ACROSS THE LAND
Marking the 100 year anniversary of the clock shop, Corrie took note of early signs. Certain businesses were inexplicably closing. There were strange disappearances of neighbors, and a noticeable rise in street violence. Encouragingly, she testifies to God’s gradual preparation in the hearts of His people to ready them for the perilous times ahead. 
 
Now of course, well, people weren’t laughing about Germany. Most of the good clocks came from there, and recently several firms with whom we had dealt for years were simply and mysteriously “out of business.” Willem believed it was part of a deliberate and large-scale move against Jews; every one of the closed businesses was Jewish.(p. 29) 
 
And at that moment Willem entered the room. Behind him came Tine, his wife, and their four children. But every eye in the room had settled on the figure whose arm Willem held in his. It was a Jew in his early thirties in the typical broad-brimmed black hat and long black coat. What glued every eye to this man was his face. It had been burned. In front of his right ear dangled a gray and frazzled ringlet, like the hair of a very old man. The rest of his beard was gone, leaving only a raw and gaping wound….

“He got out of Germany on a milk truck,” Willem told us rapidly in Dutch. “They stopped him on a streetcorner—teen-aged boys in Munich—set fire to his beard.” (p. 30) 
 
And so the shadows fell across us that winter afternoon in 1937, but it rested lightly. Nobody dreamed that this tiny cloud would grow until it blocked out the sky. And nobody dreamed that in this darkness each of us would be called to play a role: Father and Betsie and Mr. Kan and Willem—even the funny old Beje with its unmatching floor levels and ancient angles…. I knew that the experiences of our lives, when we let God use them, become the mysterious and perfect preparation for the work He will give us to do.”(p. 31) 
 
Exhibit 3: We were told it would be resolved in 5 weeks!

1938
WARS AND RUMORS OF WARS 
Increasing strange disappearances and more businesses were closing. Rather than hearing actual news, there was propaganda. People who believed the false stories more easily denied what was coming. There was a great desire to retain appearances of normalcy, and yet… 
 
And while Haarlem and the rest of Holland strolled and bowed and swept its steps, the neighbors on our east geared for war. We knew what was happening—there was no way to keep from knowing. Often in the evening, turning the dial on the radio. We would pick up a voice from Germany. The voice did not talk, or even shout. It screamed….

And yet, in the interludes, we forgot. Or, when Willem was visiting and would not let us forget, or when letters to Jewish suppliers in Germany came back marked “Address Unknown,” we still managed to believe that it was primarily a German problem. “How long as they going to stand for it?” we said. “They won’t put up with that man for long.”
(p. 74) 
Exhibit 4: 1940

 
1940 
SPINNING FALSE HOPES 
There was a marked escalation of propaganda, lies and spinning narratives. Promises that things would return to normal shortly… 
 
Then the Prime Minister’s voice was speaking to us, sonorous and soothing. There would be no war. He had assurances from high sources on both sides. Holland’s neutrality would be respected. It would be the Great War all over again. There was nothing to fear. Dutchmen were urged to remain calm and to— (p. 78) 
 
Five Hours Later: After the Prime Minister’s speech, Corrie hears bomb bursts. She and Betsie exclaim in unison,  
 
“War.” (p. 79) 
 
Five Days Later: 
 
For five days Holland held out against the invader. (p. 80) 

 

Exhibit 5: The New York Times covers up the Holocaust

 
 
FIRST SIGNS OF AN INVASION 
Forced isolation, hunkering down. The media instructs the people to obey the authorities. The existing government falls apart, and the New Regime easily conquered. 
 
The first morning over the radio came instructions that ground-floor windows must be taped.

A few nights later the radio carried the news we dreaded: the Queen had left… In the morning the radio announced tanks advancing over the border.
(p. 80) 
Exhibit 6: First the velvet glove... then...


EARLY DAYS OF OCCUPATION 
Deceptive peace, illusion of a return to normalcy, food and supplies still available, minor adjustments in routines. The "velvet glove" approach effectually worked to deceive people.
 
But during the first months of occupation, life was not so very unbearable…. With no new shipments coming in, people bought up everything we had in stock…. (p. 81)

LOCKDOWNS 
Curfews, new laws, travel restrictions, identity cards, checkpoints, ration cards. News completely filtered, censorship and suppression of speech People struggle to learn facts in the midst of the propaganda. Technological social communication avenues shut down. 
 
The curfew too, at first, was no hardship for us, since it was originally set at 10:00 P.M., long after we were indoors in any case. What we did object to were the identity cards each citizen was issued. These small folders containing photograph and fingerprints had to be produced on demand. A solider or a policeman—the Haarlem police were now under the direct control of the German Commandant—might stop a citizen at any time and ask to see his card; it had to be carried in a pouch about the neck. We were issued ration cards, too, but at least that first year, the coupons represented food and merchandize actually available in the stores. Each week the newspapers announced what the current coupons could be exchanged for.

That was another thing it was hard to adjust to—newspapers that no longer carried news. Long glowing reports of the successes of the German army on its various fronts. Eulogies of German leaders, denunciations of traitors and saboteurs, appeals for the unity of the “Nordic peoples.” But not news that we could trust.

And so we depended again on the radio. Early on in the occupation, Haarlemers were ordered to turn in all private sets. Realizing it would look strange if our household produced none at all, we decided to turn in the portable and hide the larger, more powerful instrument in one of the many hollow spaces beneath the old twisting staircase.
(p. 82) 
 
Like most private telephones ours had been disconnected early in the occupation.(p. 87) 
 
POWER OUTAGES
The power grid goes down. Electricity is rationed. People live in the dark. 
 
The evening’s activity had to be kept brief because the city now had electricity only a short while each night, and candles had to be hoarded for emergencies.(p. 124) 
 
Exhibit 7: Street violence an effective strategy

 
 

 
 
RULE BY FEAR & VIOLENCE
Open violence on the streets, attacks via social media (graffiti), with people becoming fearful to speak against the controlling regime. 
 
The true horror of occupation came over us only slowly. During the first year of German rule, there were only minor attacks on Jews in Holland. A rock through the window of a Jewish-owned store. An ugly word scrawled on the wall of a synagogue. It was as though they were trying us, testing the temper of the country. How many Dutchmen would go along with them?

And the answer, to our shame, was many…. (p. 84)
 
Exhibit 8: Identification for extermination


 
DEHUMANIZATION OF A TARGETED GROUP 
Segregation of one group by ethnicity and religion, denial of their civil rights, public humiliation, and a special identification required in public. Other groups also targeted. Travel restrictions on all citizens. 
 
On our daily walk, Father and I saw the symptoms spread. A sign in a shop window: JEWS WILL NOT BE SERVED. At the entrance to a public park: NO JEWS. On the door of the library. In front of restaurants, theaters, even the concert hall….

One noon… the sidewalks were bright with yellow stars sewn to coats and jacket fronts. Men, women, and children wore the six-pointed star with the word Jood (Jew) in the center…. (p. 84) 
Exhibit 9: A table of marks to identify targeted groups

 
1941
IDENTIFICATION, THEN INCARCERATIONS 
People were being systemically identified, targeted, and deleted, their voices gone, their livelihoods shut down. Then began the lootings, arrests and incarcerations. 
 
Worst were the disappearances. A watch, repaired and ready, hanging on its hook in the back of the shop, month after month. A house in Nollie’s block mysteriously deserted, grass growing in the rose garden. One day Mr. Kan’s shop up the street did not open….

We never knew whether these people had been spirited away by the Gestapo or gone into hiding before this could happen. Certainly public arrests, with no attempt to conceal what was happening, were becoming more frequent.(p. 85) 
 
The rabbi had been one of the first to vanish from Haarlem.(p. 90) 
 
It was a drizzly November morning in 1941, a year and a half after the invasion, as I stepped outside to fold back the shutters that I saw a group of four German soldiers coming down the Barteljorisstraat. They were wearing combat helmets low over their ears, rifles strapped to their shoulders…. At Weil’s Furriers… the group stopped….

Inside we could hear glass breaking. Soldiers began carrying out armloads of furs.(p. 86) 

 

Exhibit 10: Arrests

 
 
RATIONING, THEN STARVATION 
Food becomes scarce. Peripheral persecutions commence on those who are guilty by association. Farms run out of supplies. The supply chains break down. Food is confiscated for the armies and elites. The starving resort to stealing. 
 
“The Bulldog” (Harry DeVries) puts his bulldogs down, due to “rationing” and because he is Jewish ethnicity, despite being a Christian.(p. 89) Later on his shop was closed “in the interest of national security.”(p. 108) 
 
Willem pressed his fingers to his eyes and I noticed suddenly how much white was in his beard. “It’s getting harder,” he said. “Harder every month. They’re feeling the food shortage now even on the farms… they won’t take anyone without a ration card.”

“Without a ration card! But Jews aren’t issued ration cards!” [Corrie replies]…..

“Ration cards?” He gestured vaguely. “You steal them.”(p. 95) 
 
 
Exhibit 11: Jewish refugees fleeing Germany

 
NATIONALISM EXTINGUISHED 
Patriotism (“nationalism”) becomes a crime punishable by imprisonment. Refugees flee from one country to another.
 
It was Sunday, May 10, 1942, exactly two years after the fall of Holland….

Each month the occupation seemed to grow harsher, restrictions more numerous. The latest heartache for Dutchmen was an edict making it a crime to sing the “Wilhelmus,” our national anthem. (p. 91) 
 
Peter courageously plays the anthem on a famous organ at church. This act was reported to the Gestapo. A few days later he was “taken to the federal prison in Amsterdam.”(p. 93) 
 

Exhibit 12: On the way to the camps


CAMPS 
Betrayal from the inside, arrests, imprisonments, physical beatings, torture, food deprivation, sleep deprivation, medical deprivation, and eventual death. CAMPS, confinement, torture, starvation and death… Do you know the rest of this story?
 
If you don’t know this story you need to read The Hiding Place and/or watch the DVD. Do it soon. This story will likely be repressed because of its accurate portrayal of the downward slide into the barbaric evil that comes from marking certain political, ethnic and spiritual groups for hatred, persecution and extermination on a genocidal scale.[5]
 
Exhibit 13: Dreadful consequences of Regime Occupation
 

Marking the Six Weeks 
How was it that Corrie and her family stayed awake and alert during a time of great deception? Why hadn’t the ten Boom’s been filled with FEAR? Why didn’t they hunker down and hide themselves? What emboldened them to stand firm on FAITH, risking their own lives to hide the targeted Jews who were sentenced to death? (Proverbs 24:11) 
 
Why didn't the ten Boom family drink the poisonous propaganda? Because for several generations they had steadfastly stood on God's Word. When the time of testing came this family rejected the programmed narratives coming out of their media. They refused to be desensitized to compromise, accept and participate in the hatred and fear that led to the persecution and slaughter of the Jews. 
 
They were not silent, they acted on their faith. 

And this day I testify that I heard with my own ears Corrie ten Boom state that all this time of trial would someday in the near future come again upon the church world. She stated she could already see the dark clouds arising again. And she warned that each one of us would be tempted to fear, to hate, to compromise. She admonished us not to hide ourselves in fear rather but stand in the Light of God's Truth, and by His grace be enabled speak openly, and emboldened to defend those who are vilified, persecuted, imprisoned, and sentenced to die.
 
A friend penned the following words a few weeks ago: 
 
The Nazis in Nuremberg stated they were only following the” laws of the land,” and that their own legal system protected them. Even Adolph Eichmann said, “I was simply following the laws of war and my flag.”

Romans 13:1-14 tells believers to “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.” Paul belabored the point that we are to be at peace and submit ourselves to governing authorities since all authority comes from God.

Judeo-Christians believe in the one true God and know that abortion is evil and against God’s law. We battle this evil, despite it being the law of the land.

In Egypt, the midwives refused to murder the newborn Jewish babies, lied to Pharoah and allowed them to live… against his edicts.

According to the Book of Joshua, Rahab, a woman who lived in Jericho in the Promised Land, assisted the Israelites in capturing the city by hiding two men who had been sent to scout the city prior to their attack, against the law of the land. She knew these two men were God’s people and she ultimately took her place with righteous converts.

When the law of the land contradicts God’s command, we are to disobey the law of the land and obey God’s law. We are again at that precipice.

Make your choice
.[6]

 

Exhibit 14: Death camp locations

 
“To open their eyes,
and to turn them from darkness to light,
and from the power of Satan unto God,
that they may receive forgiveness of sins,
and inheritance among them
which are sanctified by faith
that is in Me.”

(Acts 26:18)[7] 
 
“Whose fan is in His hand,
and He will throughly purge His floor,
and will gather the wheat into His garner;
but the chaff He will burn with fire unquenchable.”

(Luke 3:17)
 
 
 
Endnotes: 
1. Gaslighting definition with bold and a capital letter added, link removed: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/gaslighting. Beware that gaslighting is being done by the mainsteam media, the establishment medical/scientific realm, political pundits, social media, etc. on a daily basis. 
2. There are several places on YouTube that show the entire movie The Hiding Place which depicts the experience of the ten Boom family during WWII. The movie is also available as a Prime Video, Blu-ray and DVD on Amazon.com. Read the book. Listen to a portion of Corrie's testimony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdTN_wowNU8
3. Corrie ten Boom, The Hiding Place (1971, 1984). Quotations were taken from the Chosen Books edition. 
4. Patrick Wood, “What happens when the technocrats hold all the cards?” https://leohohmann.com/2021/08/25/what-happens-when-the-technocrats-hold-all-the-cards/#more-7350 For additional information see Technocracy News: https://www.technocracy.news
5. See footnote 2.  
6. Kelleigh Nelson, NewsWithViews article published September 9, 2021, https://newswithviews.com/the-killer-covid-vax-a-genocidal-bioweapon-part-2/ 
 
Exhibits:
2. In a classic example of fake science running rampant in Germany during the 1930s, Eva Justin, a German anthropologist is seen here checking the facial chacteristics of a Romani (Gypsy) woman as part of racial studies. Justin epitomized the extreme political correctness doctrines in academia that obliterated fact, reason, and objective scientific research methods. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eva_Justin and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eva_Justin#/media/File:Bundesarchiv_Bild_146-1986-044-08,_Stein-Pfalz,_Eva_Justin_bei_Schädelmessung.jpg. See the previous Herescope article in this series for more information: Fake Prophets.  
3. Graphic archived at https://www.monkeywerxus.com/blog/for-the-greater-good, original source appears to be on this site: https://www.endcoronavirus.org/green-zone-rankings  
4. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum page on The Netherlands: https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/article/the-netherlands
5. Screenshot of my marked up page from book by Jerold S. Auerbach, Print to Fit: The New York Times, Zionism and Israel 1896-2016 (Academic Studies Press, 2019), p. 43. This book was cited in our earlier 4-part series on the rise of Anti-Semitism. My father, a WWII veteran, was devastated later in life to learn the extent of this media coverup and deception. In his final months he told me that in 1945 he found himself in a railroad car after the war with another discharged veteran who was suicidal. Why? Because he was one of the American soldiers to first open the gates to a concentration camp. Dad said he spent the night hearing the truth, and trying to pull the soldier hero out of utter despair. 
7.  United States Holocaust Memorial Museum page on Kristallnacht: https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/article/kristallnacht. This violence would be replicated across conquered territories in Europe.
8. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum page on The Netherlands: https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/article/the-netherlands 
10. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum page on The Netherlands: https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/article/the-netherlands
11. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, page on Escape from German-Occupied Europe, https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/article/escape-from-german-occupied-europe. This graphic is titled "Arrival of Jewish refugees from Germany. The Joint Distribution Committeee (JDC) helped Jews leave Germany after the Nazi rise fo power. France, 1936."
12. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum page on Kristallnacht: https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/article/kristallnacht.Subtitle of this photo: Bildarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz. This gut-wrenching image depicts 30,000 Jewish men being transferred from local prisons to the concentration camps.
14. Source: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, page on The Netherlands: Maps: https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/gallery/the-netherlands-maps?parent=en%2F5566
15. Source: https://www.monkeywerxus.com/blog/nothing-can-stop-what-is-coming. Watch Monkey Minute prophecy updates on YouTube while it is still possible to do so. As MonkeyWerx he regularly provides "sitrep" reports on concerning air flight patterns around the globe.
 
For further reading: 
Read: Part 6: Nephilim Subhumans 
Early warning series:
Apologies to our readers for a lengthy delay in publishing this article. As a longterm consequence of the pandemic we now have a household of nine. Thankfully it is not at the moment a hiding place, but for now it is a godly refuge in a time of trouble. May your homes be blessed as havens of God's holiness and Light as you serve the Lord with integrity, truthfulness and courage in these perilous times. (1 Kings 8:56-61).


Exhibit 15: Emerging United States camps

 
Watch therefore,
for ye know neither the day nor the hour
wherein the Son of man cometh.”

(Matthew 25:13) 
 

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

The Fishbowl

Part 2 of Fake Prophets 
Read Part 1: The White Lab Coats


Exhibit 1



“Thou shalt not raise a false report:…
Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil,…”

(Exodus 23:1a, 2a) 
 
By Sarah H. Leslie
 
The Fake Religion
Fifty years ago I encountered a new false religion. I’d already been involved in a hybrid false religion, which was the unique form of eastern mysticism popularized by the Beatles and other pop culture idols during the height of the hippie movement. Before that I had taken serious dives into existentialism and occultism. 
 
This new fake religion promised wholeness and self-actualization. It claimed it was on the verge of discovering how to remedy the human condition, elevate it to higher levels, and unify mankind. There were paths of perfection to pursue—some mystical, some behavioral, some technological—but oddly they were devoid of God. Man could heal himself. A religion “without Christ… having no hope, and without God in the world” (Ephesians 2:12). A religion that denies “the living God, the pillar and ground of the Truth” (1 Timothy 3:15). 
 
In the ensuing decades this fake religion would become integrated with medicine, marketing, media, business and education. It would blend with the New Age Movement. It would then flood the church, substantially altering doctrine. It would be highly developed by intelligence operations. And it would become an essential component in the rise of computer technology. The human brain needed to become inextricably interconnected with this emerging religion to order to ensure people obey its statutes. Thus was born a virulent form of proselytism; propaganda on steroids. A fake religion to supplant the Gospel. 
 
For me, it all began in the Fishbowl
 


Exhibit 2

 
FISHBOWL #1 
It was midwinter 1972, a cold dreary day in the Midwest. The department of education building on campus was an antique brownstone covered in vines. Scuffed-up oaken steps noisily announced our entrance. When we arrived in the classroom, the one-armed wooden desks had been arranged in a circle. A small group of students were already sitting under the tall dingy windows rationing sparse sunlight. 
 
The professor was well-liked by the students for his enthusiastic teaching style. This particular day at the front of the room stood several well-dressed men and a woman. They were introduced to us as professors from a southern state university. One name was so odd that we tried hard not to laugh.[1] Today, our professor announced, we would be put into a “fishbowl.” We would be going through a set of scripted exercises. These outside professors would be our observers looking in, examining our behavior. 
 
The exercise began with an older student strategically sitting in the chair closest to the window. He asserted very confidently, “Black is white.” The student to his left, a stylish brunette, calmly agreed, “Black is white.” She turned and looked expectantly to the person on her left. That student, a sleepy-eyed young man, nodded and blandly stated, “Black is white.” To his left two more students asserted the same. 
 
The sixth student seemed confused for a brief moment, then glanced around the circle. With wide eyes he gazed at the professor expectantly, shrugged his shoulders, and then blew it off. “Black is white,” he nodded. The student next to him, a sorority girl with blonde good looks, flippantly agreed. After that each student stated that black was white. 
 
I was 18 years old and a fledgling Christian believer. I didn’t want to lie. I frantically wracked my brain with how to respond. Finally, I settled on a solution. With as much skepticism as I could muster in my trembling voice, I queried, “Black is WHITE?” This wasn’t a statement; I asked a question. After me everyone else resumed rehashing the narrative. 
 
What had just happened? I had just experienced the first of many experiments on group psychology. The object of the lesson, we were told, was to demonstrate how easily people conform to peer pressure. As we discussed it with our professor, his associates still observing us in the fishbowl circle, it was divulged that the first five students had been privy beforehand to the ruse. The rest of the students, afraid to go against the group, rehearsed the same false statement. 
 
Our educational psychology professor then proudly stated that the experiment had been a great success. His onlooking colleagues agreed. Everyone else seemed satisfied by the explanation. Except for me. I was discomfited. I knew that I had not violated my conscience, but I was deeply disturbed by my lack of courage to boldly stand up and state emphatically, “No, black is NOT white.” Plus, I didn’t know whether to be relieved or upset that my questioning response was ignored by the professor and his observers. They had just pronounced that we had all unanimously conformed. I hadn’t. Not exactly. 
 
 
Exhibit 3

 
FISHBOWL #2 
A few days later we trudged up snowy steps and back into the same dusty classroom. This time the professor had brought in his colleagues from the university. These professors were having a lively discussion with him at the front. He explained his peers were here to observe him as conducted our class. Once again, we were told we would be in the “fishbowl” as they all looked on. 
 
We each took a number and were divided into approximately five groups of five students. The professor handed out an assignment to us, one per group. “This is going to be a fun exercise,” he announced. We scraped our desks into small groups into the corners of the room and poured over the instructions. 
 
As the students in my group read our assignment our brows knit. Hmmmm. What was THIS all about? The instructions said that there were nine people in a small boat after a shipwreck. The boat was too tiny for everyone, so we needed to pick and choose which people would be cast overboard and which ones could stay in the boat so that it wouldn’t sink. We were provided with a detailed description of each person in the boat, their age, their occupation, and incidental details. I recall a nun, a teenager, a doctor, some type of a blue-collar worker, and an elderly man. 
 
A bit uneasy, we began to make tentative suggestions. But each time someone talked about their selection preference, another group member would express a cautious dismay. Some personalized it – what if it was one of their family members? Finally, one of male students, a well-known athlete on campus, blurted out, “Ah-ha! I figured it out!” He told us he thought we were once again being tricked and that this was actually a small group assignment in creativity and ingenuity. Hadn’t the professor promised us this would be fun? Relieved, we began to feverishly work up a plan to save everyone on that boat. People could take turns in the boat. While some rowed, others could hang off the side. A few of the more feeble could be put to use, too. One student knew about boats and their equipment so he described how we could engineer some creative netting and oaring implements. 
 
Satisfied with our amazing solution, we were all smiles. The professor, seeing our enthusiasm, called upon our group first. As we laid it out, his smile began to wane. He looked nervously back at his colleague witnesses. He gulped. “Uh, I don’t think you understood this exercise,” he said. “You were supposed to follow the instructions.” We thought we had followed the instructions, we protested. We looked around the classroom and tried to get the other students excited about our solution to the problem. “We saved everyone’s life!” we bragged. 
 
At that point, the professor stated blandly, “But not everyone was supposed to live.” 
 
“WHAT?!” We were incredulous. Surely this couldn’t be. 
 
Yes, the professor explained, the exercise was one in which we needed to determine who lived and who died. It was called “The Lifeboat Exercise.” And we had just majorly botched it. 
 
That brought the house down. The class erupted. A few Jewish students were protesting that this assignment reminded them of the “final solution,” and one even stomped out. Later I heard she filed a formal complaint. Others rehearsed out loud the thought processes by which they had decided to kill – or not kill – their people in the boat. The more they said, the worse it got. There was no way to sugar-coat it. There was a dark cloud over us as we were dismissed that day. 
 
 

Exhibit 4

 
WHAT HAD JUST HAPPENED? 
I had just experienced the first generation of experimental educational psychology in the classroom. We were guinea pigs, experimented upon while observers took notes. 
 
The fact that I vividly recall these two examples five decades later is a testament to the power of human conscience. Rather than my conscience becoming seared, i.e., desensitized, these two experiments awakened me. These two scenes would replay in my mind as one rugged life situation after another compelled me to choose truth over a lie, right over wrong, life over death, freedom over bondage. God’s Holy Spirit, a tiny flickering flame during that rocky period of my life, illuminated my sin-corrupted mind. I would fail, time and again, but then I would remember those two exercises. And with shame I would repent. And relentlessly I would research what had happened to me, and why, so I could avoid it happening again. 
 
As I grew in the Lord, I learned that the Bible specifically warns that this manipulation is an end-time tactic of the devil to attack the conscience: 
 
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly,
that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith,... 
having their conscience seared with a hot iron.”

(1 Timothy 4:1a,c) 
 
καυτηριάζω kautēriázō, kow-tay-ree-ad'-zo; from a derivative of G2545; to brand ("cauterize"), i.e. (by implication) to render unsensitive (figuratively):—sear with a hot iron.[2] 
 
In order to follow those Fishbowl instructions, we students needed to ignore our own eyes and ears. Logic, reason and rational thinking in our brains needed to be shut down. And in the second Fishbowl assignment we needed to ignore what the Bible calls “natural affection” (Romans 1:31; 2 Timothy 3:3). If we had been given this assignment in real life, we would have watched people screaming and flailing in the water as they drowned. The imaginary scenarios avoided that horror. But meanwhile we had been desensitized (cauterized, seared). 
 
Without the conscience there can be no conviction. And without conviction we cannot stand. This fake religion provides no foundation upon which to “Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong” (1 Corinthians 16:13). Instead it coaches us to cave, flip flop and follow the foolishness of man. (See “Conviction vs. Preference.”)
 
These Fishbowl exercises purposefully created cognitive dissonance. It is not an accident that one Fishbowl assignment went before the second. First, we lied in order to conform to peer pressure—conscience corrupted. Second, our leader assigned us to work cooperatively to obey an insane-on-its-face instruction—conscience seared. Was it any wonder that the Jewish students in my educational psychological class experiment got upset? They were the first generation born after the Holocaust and recognized this for what it was – blind obedience, conformity to brutal edicts, ignorance of facts, failure to question, belief in propaganda, and collectively killing. 
 
Exhibit 5: Watch HERE

 
SEARING THE CONSCIENCE 
The overloaded “lifeboat in crisis” represented a dramatic shift in education from academics to psychology. The religious tenets of situation ethics and moral relativism were inculcated as a new value system into the pliable minds of children. The exercise—in which students were compelled to choose which humans were expendable and, therefore, should be cast off into the water—became a mainstay in elementary and secondary classrooms across the country. Creative solutions? Not allowed. Instructions? Strictly adhered to. In truth, there is only one correct answer to the Lifeboat drama: death. 
 
In the late 1980s and 1990s this type of manipulative psychology was being built into newly-designed educational “assessment” tests administered to students in public school classrooms. These were not academic tests, but rather evaluated a student based on attitudes, feelings, beliefs, opinions and values. There was a “correct” answer, but it permitted no room for individual conscience or conviction. Here is a classic example from that period: 
 
Anita Hoge, a concerned mother, exposed these connections in the early nineties. When researching Pennsylvania's EQA (Educational Quality Assessments) and its relationship to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), she noticed an alarming emphasis on group conformity as a mark of good “citizenship”….
 
She noticed that in the following NAEP's test assignment, students were not given the option of saying “no” to vandalism -- only to the three incentives. The context seemed to assume that -- given the right incentives -- all students would participate in the suggested lawlessness: 
 
Guess what the “right” answers were? Hint: The state seeks responses that demonstrate “willingness to honor self-made commitments to individuals or groups.” This response falls into the “citizenship” category which measures “Personal responsibility and integrity.” Knowing that today's global values give new meaning to words like responsibility and integrity, one can begin to understand why the desired answers would be “Yes” to 1 and 2.
The key is control, explained Anita Hoge. To transform nations, trained leaders must manage group behavior [via] periodic assessments of the student's locus of control and rate of…. By using computers programmed according to each child’s needs, weaknesses, interests, felt needs, and resistance (or locus of control), they hope to mold citizens who can be managed through group pressure -- even as the students are assured that they “own” their choices and think independently.
As churches become increasingly dependent on similar technology and continual assessments, they gradually adapt to the government process of surveillance, control and psychosocial manipulation through facilitated groups and dialectic thinking.[3] 
Exhibit 6
 
 
LIVING IN THE FISHBOWL 
This testimony is a simplistic description for what has now evolved into very sophisticated psycho-techno methods of human manipulation. Many of us have warned precisely about these things, with much documentation, for many decades.[4] 
 
These key educational psychology exercises form a basic foundation for all subsequent tenets and practices of what has become a mass fake religion. Today, the major social platforms in cahoots with big media empires can produce astonishing results instantaneously simply by pumping out propaganda that “down is up” and “wrong is right.” Technology helps to alter the truth, tailor the message, collect the data, and surveil the results through its fishbowl lenses. Education has pre-programmed students in classrooms for over five decades now to be 1) dumbed down academically, 2) unable to think logically or rationally, 3) susceptible to technological and media methods of altering brain and body chemistry, and 4) addicted to peer culture. (Read: the deliberate dumbing down of america.)
 
Via this fake religion's pre-programmed AI (artificial intelligence) our opinions are shaped, our beliefs are altered, our values are corrupted, our attitudes are adjusted, and our behaviors are changed. The entire system is based on a downward spiral of endless operant conditioning – rewards for the compliant, penalties for those who don’t conform. Technology empires are now exercising their power to silence any who exhibit strength of conviction and purity of conscience. The rationales for this are indeed evocative of an earlier regime
 
Exhibit 7
 
THE FISHBOWL ARENA 
The Lifeboat Exercise would later be re-cast into reality TV shows like Survivor—a daily drama, a continual shifting of the rules, a selection process, and a survival of the fittest. The purpose for Hollywood-izing the Lifeboat Exercise was to make it seem palatable, even normal to the masses. This psychodrama was an effective way to desensitize people into thinking this survival game was normal. 
 
A few years later the fictional The Hunger Games books (Suzanne Collins) and movies depicted the Lifeboat Exercise in a way that was not sugar-coated. The domed arenas where the death game was played out was a giant fishbowl. Outside observers were calling the shots and manipulating the violent high-tech engineered variables inside the arena. All but one teen had to be killed, the selected participants were told, for the greater good of Society. The heroine found creative, desperate ways to “beat the system.” But the “system” was a death trap. It was rigged. 
 
The Fishbowl aspect of the staged arenas in The Hunger Games also portrayed a more disturbing realism. The teenagers in the arena performed for an audience, the wealthy decadent populace which was addicted to the scary drama and gory violence. The entire event was super-scripted and hyper-staged to induce the maximum dopamine and adrenaline in the onlookers. Fantastical theatrics. But the deaths were real.[5] 
 
Oh, where have we seen this before? It is no accident that the author of the series invented evocative names for the characters reminiscent of the Romans. Ancient gladiatorial contests and executions took place in an arena – an amphitheater. Onlookers got their jollies by watching the blood and gore. In this very environment the early Christians were tortured and brutally killed. 
 

Exhibit 8: The Hunger Games Arena in the Fishbowl

THE REAL FISHBOWL 
The writer of Hebrews wrote about another arena, a different sort of Fishbowl. He invoked the image of an earthly arena where we have heavenly witnesses 
 
“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about
with so great a cloud of witnesses
,
let us lay aside every weight,
and the sin which doth so easily beset us,
and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
Looking unto Jesus
the author and finisher of our faith;
who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross,
despising the shame,
and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
For consider Him that endured
such contradiction of sinners against Himself,
lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.
Ye have not yet resisted unto blood,
striving against sin.

(Hebrews 12:1-2) 
 
Just before these words, we find the “faith chapter” in the Bible, Hebrews 11. This is a listing of those who have gone on before us, who lived out their faith according to their conscience and conviction. They believed God’s promises quite literally. They obeyed God and not man. They looked for a heavenly reward, not temporary comfort. This heavenly perspective is desperately needed now that we are undergoing continual Fishbowl surveillance by an emerging antithesis-to-Christ system that is increasingly threatening believers with ominous Lifeboat scenarios. 
 
Exhibit 9: Roman Colosseum
 
THE TRUTH: 
Examine yourself. Ask the hard question: Just how much of your life, your decisions are motivated not by Jesus Christ, but by fear of man. Consider your prayer life and your daily step-by-step walk of faith. How much of what you do, how much of how you act, how much of how you live is based not on Scripture or walking by the Spirit, but rather a fear of man.
 
Be encouraged to examine your hearts and stand fast. God has given you a conscience; make sure it is not seared. And do not falter or waver, but rather stand fast on Scriptural conviction. 
 
“If any of you lack wisdom,
ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally,
and upbraideth not;
and it shall be given him.”

(James 1:5)
 
 
The LORD is on my side;
I will not fear:
what can man do unto me?

(Psalm 118:6) 
 
“In God have I put my trust:
I will not be afraid
what man can do unto me.

(Psalm 56:11) 
 
 
Endnotes: 
1. While working on the manuscript of Charlotte Iserbyt’s book in the late 1990s I was stunned one day to come across this person's name in one of her entries; this person went on to become an education reform leader. At that moment I realized that I had been the subject of a psychological experiment. See: http://deliberatedumbingdown.com/ddd/deliberate-dumbing-down/ where this book can be freely downloaded: the deliberate dumbing down of america: A Chronological Paper Trail (1999, 2011) by Charlotte T. Iserbyt. This book chronicles the history of education reform, its system and its methods. These same methods of psycho-social-techno manipulation then came into the church and we have warned about them repeatedly on this blog since 2005. 
2. Blue Letter Bible entry for 1 Timothy 4:2, Strong's Concordance: https://www.blueletterbible.org/kjv/1ti/4/2/s_1123002 and https://www.blueletterbible.org/lexicon/G2743/kjv/
3. These paragraphs and the accompanying chart are part of a key article in a series by Berit Kjos, “Who can Resist the Pull of the Crowd,” 2/24/10, http://www.crossroad.to/articles2/04/crowds.htm. See also B.K. Eakman's landmark book Educating for the New World Order (Halcyon, 1991) which details Anita Hoge's story and her early research. Anita Hoge would go on to be a prolific writer on the Internet and some of her articles are archived on New With Views: https://newswithviews.com/author/anita/ 
4. I have spent the past thirty years warning specifically about these things, with exhaustive documentation. Much of the collaborative research we did early one can be found at Berit Kjos’s website www.crossroad.to. See also Dean Gotcher’s site www.authorityresearch.com for a deeper dive.
5. The current Wikipedia entry for “Fictional world of The Hunger Games” explains the name for this Fishbowl society is Panem: The word panem is the accusative singular form of Latin word for 'bread' and was derived from the Latin saying panem et circenses, meaning 'bread and circuses'. The phrase is attributed to the Roman poet Juvenal and refers to the use of entertainment and plentiful food to make citizens give up their freedoms and political power…. Panem is a totalitarian society and a police state modeled somewhat on ancient Rome.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fictional_world_of_The_Hunger_Games#Games [links removed]. 

Exhibits:
1. Exhibit is an advertisement for a fishbowl at https://www.buy9586.top/ProductDetail.aspx?iid=181807325&pr=41.99
5. Franz Wohlfahrt a man of conscience and conviction, sentenced to 5 years of hard labor in Graz concentration camp by the Gestapo, for refusing to give an oath to Hitler or wear Nazi insignias. See the Holocaust Encyclopedia, "Enemies of the State" page, https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/article/enemies-of-the-state See also: https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/article/political-prisoners
6. Berit Kjos, Brave New Schools (1995). The original Iowa Research Group, which is now the Discernment Research Group, assisted Berit with much input into the manuscript of this book. It can now be accessed online at www.crossroad.to and http://www.crossroad.to/Books/BraveNewSchools/Contents.html
7. Exhibit is an advertisement for "Two Way Mirrors" by SpeedyOrders at Amazon.com, https://www.amazon.com/SPEEDYORDERS-Acrylic-Through-Plexiglass-Unbreakable/dp/B0864WW67Z. This is older technology that has been widely used in the corporate and psychological world for their Fishbowls. But Technology is now able to surveil us in about everything we do on earth.
8. This Exhibit comes from a trailer for The Hunger Games "THE HUNGER GAMES - TV Spot 'Team'," Feb. 21, 2012, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rNPdyA8zwI&list=LLx7Vo7MqOpX5n9fdWG8JG1w&index=2. This graphic depicts the high tech elites overseeing the activities in the arena, and manipulating all of the variables, like a giant Fishbowl. See also "A Map of the Hunger Games Arena? Oh My!," Hunger Games Lessons, 2/22/12, https://www.hungergameslessons.com/2012/02/map-of-hunger-games-arena-oh-my.html.
9. Exhibit is a screen shot from "Colosseum - the arena of death," World History One, October 18, 2017, YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgRVxJZ8vQU