Barbara Hartwell

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Independent Investigator, Intelligence Analyst, Journalist. Former CIA (NOC, Psychological Operations) Black Ops Survivor. Sovereign Child of God. Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Ordained 1979, D.Div.) Exposing Government Lies, Crimes, Corruption, Conspiracies and Cover-ups.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Medical Conspiracy Radio Show

 
 
It's dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
 
--Voltaire
 
 
 

 
In the early spring of 2012 I was contacted by Dr. Antonella Carpenter, a physicist who has developed a non-invasive and extremely effective treatment for cancer. Dr. Carpenter invited me as a guest on her radio program, The Medical Conspiracy, after hearing me speak on COINTELPRO on another program on the same station, Orion Talk Radio.
 
She and her associate, Randy Simmons, recognized all the tactics I was describing, those used by counterintelligence operatives and their minions, to neutralize a Target, including the BIG 3, right out of the CIA psy ops manual: Isolation. Alienation. Deprivation. 
 
Dr. Carpenter, formerly employed as a physicist in the defense industry, with expertise in laser technology, became a whistleblower when she discovered and reported safety hazards, and was subsequently targeted --for the same reason most whistleblowers are targeted: They refuse to stay silent when lives are at stake, when wrongdoing, corruption, malfeasance are running rampant. As a result of the persecution directed against her, as retaliation for blowing the whistle, Dr. Carpenter was driven into financial destitution, and at one point even ended up homeless.
 
But by the time I first came into contact with her, many years later, Dr. Carpenter had become the Target of other special interest groups involving a vast web of corruption: The Medical Mafia, Big Pharma and their henchmen, thugs from the FDA.
 
Among the series of events which transpired in attempts to neutralize Dr. Carpenter and shut down her business, Lase Med Inc., were a monkey trial, a travesty of justice, where Dr. Carpenter was falsely accused, sued, and a judgment awarded against her for $2.5 MILLION, after being bilked and betrayed by her own attorneys; a libel/slander campaign via mainstream and alternative media; numerous and ongoing acts of criminal harassment, vandalism, stalking and political persecution; a raid by the FDA in July 2012, accomplished only by deception by lying FDA agents, in which most of her property was confiscated, including her lasers, her files and all the money she had in a safe at her office: $7800.00 in cash.
 
Her practice, in the state of Oklahoma, was shut down by FDA, this despite the fact that Dr. Carpenter had at no time violated any laws, but was operating in full compliance with the laws, under the Health Care Freedom Act. Nor had she ever harmed a patient. She did however, save lives, as the patients testified.
 
Subsequently, Dr. Carpenter lost her office. Then she lost her home, a rental property, as she had no money to pay the rent. She lost most of her personal property as well, and was left (once again) destitute and homeless.
 
But there's more...shortly after the FDA raid, Dr. Carpenter lost both of her vehicles. The first vehicle was stolen and used in a robbery. She was unable to recover her car, even though she was the victim of the crime. Her second vehicle, a van used for her business, was taken from her by a far more sinister means: She was hit (purposefully) while driving alone after dropping her grandson off at a school event. The van was hit with such a violent impact that it was turned upside down, trapping Dr. Carpenter inside, until she was able to get out only by her own efforts. The van was totalled (naturally), leaving Dr. Carpenter without any transportation, stranded, with no money, no way to continue to work for her living. The perpetrators (including federal agents) of this neutralization campaign against her had stolen or destroyed nearly everything she had, leaving her isolated and bereft.
 
Does any of this sound as if it could possibly be "coincidence"? Not where counterintelligence operations are concerned. I've seen the same pattern repeated over and over, in the cases I have investigated for over two decades. But more to the point, in my own life, having been targeted as a CIA whistleblower. I am intimately familiar with this storyline, and unfortunately it has been next to impossible to get any support, simply because people either "blame the victim", or "don't believe" the truthful testimony of the person targeted. Some, I'm sure, just don't give a damn.
 
But it gets worse. Early this year Dr. Carpenter received a "target letter" from the DOJ, informing her that she was now a target of a Grand Jury Investigation. She could not find an attorney to represent her. Everyone she contacted wanted a large sum of money up front, from $10,000 at the low end, to $100,000. Nobody would help, no attorney would take her case pro bono. Nobody cared, nobody would help...the same old, same old.
 
As for her radio show, The Medical Conspiracy, it is all she has left, the only venue she has to continue to expose the crimes, the corruption, the coverups being perpetrated by the medical establishment, pharmaceutical companies and FDA. (Who, by the way, are responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths each year, due to malpractice, toxic drugging, maiming via slash-and-burn "treatments", in conjunction with suppressing alternative treatments, like the one offered by Dr. Carpenter in what amounts to a genocidal agenda.)
 
But more than all that, Dr. Carpenter is concerned with the larger issue of defending our God-given unalienable rights, including the freedom to choose our own health care, which the government is clearly hell-bent on taking away from all of us.
 
Does anybody care? Judging by the lack of support for Dr. Carpenter, it seems not. 
 
After my first appearance as a guest on Dr. Carpenter's program, I was invited back and soon became a regular guest. The topic most often discussed was COINTELPRO and tactics used to neutralize Targets.  We exposed the liars, the stalkers and the crooks who are persecuting Dr. Carpenter (who also subsequently targeted Barbara Hartwell, once I became her ally), as well as the controlled opposition, the shills in alternative media, also intent on sabotaging and silencing her message.
 
When I was invited at the beginning of this year to co-host the program with Dr. Carpenter, I agreed, but never made a formal announcement. My own situation, of poverty and deprivation, had become so dire (for the same reasons as Dr. Carpenter's) that I could not rely on having Internet access and could not plan ahead to continue with the show, as I told Dr. Carpenter.
 
I am now receiving "final disconnect" notices for utilities, and over the past few months, the only way I have been able to get food is from Christian charities like the Salvation Army, who run food banks for the poor. My church has also helped me as best they could, but they just don't have the resources.  I soon may also be without transportation, as I can't afford the car insurance payments (already cancelled once, and reinstated with a penalty) nor to fill the gas tank.
 
Does anyone care? Apparently not. No more than it seems anyone cares what is happening to Dr. Carpenter. I put out public appeals for donations, no response. As for the petition to stop the federal proceedings against Dr. Carpenter? Last I looked, there were only about 100 signatures. Unlike a donation, a signature costs nothing... 
 
 
After two weeks where I was unable to appear on the program, Dr. Carpenter wanted me back and she managed to get a donation from someone, to at least pay for my Internet service, just as it was about to be shut off (again). She also put out an appeal to the listening audience to please make donations to support me and the work we are doing. We can't do the work if we can't pay the bills, if we don't even have the resources for basic living expenses.
 
So, at least until next month's bill gets to be way overdue (and assuming my power is not shut off), I will continue to co-host The Medical Conspiracy with Dr. Carpenter.
 
I thank Dr. Carpenter for her support and for placing such a value on our combined efforts to fight for the truth and for Health Care Freedom. 
 
 
Barbara Hartwell Percival
May 30, 2013
 
 
 
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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Government-sponsored Disinfo Video Targets Barbara Hartwell: More Libelous Falsehoods


 
I rarely put my name in a search engine anymore. Most of what's out there is nothing but trash, attempts to discredit me by the continued commercial exploitation of my name, coupled with a plethora of disinformation, libelous/slanderous falsehoods, outrageous (and often bizarre) lies.
 
Just today, while searching on another topic, I happened to find a video with the title:
 
 
"Barbara Hartwell & Britany Spears; Project Monarch Victims"
 
 
 
 
It did not surprise me that it was posted on Rumor Mill News, one of the most notorious government disinfo, anti-Christian commercial websites, run by New Age occultist, charlatan and scamster Rayelan Allan, who is one of the many liars and false witnesses/accusers to have targeted Barbara Hartwell for libel and slander. No, she herself doesn't dare use my name openly, not for years, she is too cowardly, and besides, the damage was done when she accused me of working for CIA in 2003 (I have been out of CIA since 1994), and of being in collusion with some amateur CIA-wannabes, most notably a criminal stalker named Brenda Negri.
 
Rayelan, rather than stand for the truth, allowed herself to become another supplicant in the Ted Gunderson COINTELPRO containment operation/protection racket, because Gunderson had threatened her with a lawsuit. This, from the man Rayelan had publicly claimed was hired to kill her on a government contract!
 
Better to make a scapegoat of Barbara Hartwell, who has never been intimidated by threats, be they of death or lawsuits. 
 
The individual posting this video, in the typical 'anonymous coward' fashion (there are few who actually use their real names on Rumor Mill News), hides behind an idiotic screen name: "BoldFenianMan".
 
This moronic character (whoever he/she is) does not know Barbara Hartwell. He (or perhaps she), I can guarantee, knows nothing whatsoever about Barbara Hartwell. I have no idea who was behind the production of this piece-of-trash video ("Truth Shock TV" was the only label given), but since the idiot who posted it on Rumor Mill News watched it, apparently deeming it "credible" for dissemination, then he/she is responsible (and will be held accountable by me) for exploiting my name, as will the editor of RMN, Rayelan Allan, and any others who are involved, including the producer of the video. I will track them all down, eventually, and they'd best believe there will be hell to pay.
 
And for the record, I demand that it be REMOVED.
 
But enough of the imbeciles, freaks and liars at Rumor Mill News.
 
I watched the video, which began with a televsion interview of Britney Spears, then segued into a television interview of Barbara Hartwell (1998, at Global Sciences Congress, Daytona Beach, Florida). Others interviewed with me were: The late FBI chief Ted L. Gunderson (at the time a friend and professional colleague); former CIA agent Gene Chip Tatum; Susan Ford aka Brice Taylor, who claimed to be a "survivor" of "Monarch", a "presidential model", used as a "sex slave" for politicians.
 
The interview followed a seminar called Insider Secrets of Government Corruption, presented by  Hartwell, Tatum, Gunderson, and Ford. Chicago Health Television never aired the piece, as it was deemed too incendiary, being that real former FBI and CIA agents (Gunderson, Hartwell and Tatum) were exposing  information which named names of high-level government officials, and covered such topics as government-sanctioned assassinations.
 
Ted Gunderson and Susan Ford later made their own bootleg copy of the interview, using the one simultaneously taped by videographer Jon Gentry, a Gunderson minion who travelled with him on the lecture circuit. Subsequently the pirated video was sold, at first by mail order, and later on the Internet, including on Amazon.com and by disinformation specialist and Gunderson crony, David Icke.
 
But here's my very serious problem: I never signed a release for my interview to be used, EXCEPT by Chicago Health Television. Period. At the time, I had no idea that a copy had been made by Jon Gentry, and did not know about it until segements of it appeared in a propaganda video produced by Susan Ford, called MIND CONTROL GOES PUBLIC.  Ford made herself the "star" of the video, using portions of her own lectures, filled with disinformation about government mind control programs, and by association, making it look AS IF my background and experiences had commonality with hers. Nothing could be further from the truth!
 
Jon Gentry, Ted Gunderson, Susan Ford (and others) violated the copyright, and illegally exploited my name. Later, numerous minions of Gunderson used the video in attempts to discredit Barbara Hartwell, posting it all over the Internet, with the caption "Barbara Hartwell CIA Plant on Mind Control".
 
How typical for these unscrupulous individuals to violate the copyright, shamelessly exploit my name, and then use it to discredit me, and of course, raking in the money from sales.
 
But back to the latest video mentioned above. The segment containing ONLY the isolated testimony of Barbara Hartwell (why me?) was followed by more about Britney Spears. Lurid scenes of hospitals, of hysteria, and scandal-mongering by commentators (including on CNN) in what passes as "the news".
 
This was also interspersed with text on the screen, describing "Monarch", and the "slaves" (Britney Spears) and their handlers. There were images of tattoos, including a monarch butterfly,  which is said to identity the "slaves".
 
And so on and so forth....but none of any of the "Monarch" material (including the tattoos, or being a "slave') has anything whatsoever to do with the experiences, the background, or the life of Barbara Hartwell, in any way, shape or form.
 
In refuting the lies and disinformation, here are just some of the most salient facts.
 
1) The correct spelling is Britney Spears, NOT "Britany" Spears.
 
2) I, Barbara Hartwell, was never involved in any project called "Monarch", nor was a "victim" of such. I was never any kind of "slave" either.
 
3) "Monarch", touted by charlatans such as Fritz Springmeier, Mark Phillips, Cathy O'Brien, Susan Ford, Ken Adachi, "True" Ott, Doug Millar et al, was NOT a CIA operation, under MK Ultra, but a smokescreen, a side show, meant to deflect attention away from the real CIA black operations and the genuine survivors of such, including Barbara Hartwell.
 
[See my reports on this site exposing Monarch.]
 
4) There is NO commonality whatsoever between Britney Spears and Barbara Hartwell. This is the worst sort of libelous/slanderous falsehood, which attempts to paint Barbara Hartwell in a completely false light.
 
Just more sensationalism, more misdirection, more outrageous lies. The claim that Barbara Hartwell is a "victim of Monarch", and comparing me to a person (Britney Spears) who is clearly mentally/emotionally unbalanced; who is not, and never has been, any kind of government agent (CIA or otherwise), is, aside from being ludicrous, one of the most insulting hit pieces I have ever seen, defaming my name.
 
How dare you! You morally bankrupt S.O.B.s!
 
You people, any of you, all of you, each and every one of you, any who had a hand in this debacle (same goes for anyone who posts this piece of trash or is the editor of a site where it is posted):  May you live to deeply regret your unmitigated stupidity, your abject ignorance, your greed in attempting to make a profit off misrepresenting the facts of my life, exploiting my name, along with the injustices perpetrated against me, and using the suffering of a legitimate government whistleblower and survivor of MK Ultra (namely Barbara Hartwell) to line your pockets, --but most despicable of all, your absolute lack of integrity, and your utter disregard for truth.
 
 
May God's swift and terrible justice be visited upon you.
 
 
In Profound Disgust,
Barbara Hartwell Percival
Former CIA (NOC, Psychological Operations)
MK Ultra Survivor
May 16, 2013 
 
 
 
 
Barbara Hartwell Percival
Legal Defense & Research Trust
PO Box 22
Old Orchard Beach
Maine 04064
Barbara Hartwell Vs. CIA
   

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Barbara Hartwell Vs. CIA F.A.Q. & Position Statements PART 3


 
This is the final segment. For the entire overview, please read Parts 1 & 2 first.
 
For Part 3 I had originallly intended to include more detailed information about my background and special interests.  But considering that I won't be able to remain on the Internet much longer, due to lack of funds and support, I decided to instead cover a list of grievances related to damages caused by the perpetrators of evil in the U.S. government, aided and abetted by their minions and hirelings.
 
I will use a standard narrative form rather than a question and answer format. My purpose, as always, is to leave a record of the facts so that the information will be available to all and sundry, who may make of it what they will.
 
Due to increasingly severe material hardships, mounting losses and worsening disabilities, for which I cannot afford even a fraction of the medical care I need, I have had to suspend most of my work-related activities, including radio broadcasts, but it is important to me to document this updated information for the public record while it is still possible.
 
If I have said it once, I have said it a hundred times: I am only one of many Targets for political  persecution by the government. I am only one person who has suffered a lifetime of egregious injustices perpetrated by these psychopaths and evildoers. Yes, the crimes and injustices happened to me, but I have never seen this as being 'all about Barbara Hartwell'. 
 
My purpose in exposing this information is not to generate sympathy for myself, though I have been falsely accused of such, but rather to generate outrage against the pervasive institutionalized criminality and lawlessness of the U.S. government, which is a growing threat, not only to those who have been designated as Targets, but to everyone. As the saying goes, if you're not outraged, you're not paying attention.  And I would add that, if you're not outraged, you won't be motivated to do anything and everything in your power to put a stop to it. Consequently, somewhere down the line, I daresay, you will find yourself wishing you had paid attention while there was yet time. 
 
The chronic illnesses and disabilities from which I suffer are all, without exception, a direct result of long-term and ongoing abuses (some in the form of felony crimes against my person) and extreme violations of my God-given, constitutionally protected rights, perpetrated against me by agents of the U.S. government (and certain foreign governments) and their cronies and accomplices, over a period of more than six decades, beginning in early childhood, including (but not limited to) under the infamous, covert and illegal domestic MK Ultra program, which recruited children without their informed consent, often from CIA/military families like mine, in their efforts to "create the perfect spy" during the cold war era. The plot of the conspirators being: get them while they're young and can be molded to our specifications.
 
Because I am among the older generation of those recruited under MK Ultra, a number of the perpetrators, in my own case (and in the cases of certain of my family members), were actual Nazi doctors, scientists and war criminals, brought to the U.S. under Project Paperclip, those who formed the original core of CIA. These criminals included Dr. Josef Mengele (the infamous Angel of Death) and Dr. Sydney Gottlieb (CIA, Division of Technical Services), who was one of my personal handlers. (When he died, I would have loved to dance on his grave! All I could do, in the circumstances, was pop a champagne cork and celebrate that one more of these bastards bit the dust. It's not for me to say whether God will forgive him, but I cannot, nor any of his colleagues.)
 
And I must say I could not be more disgusted by the growing presence in the so-called 'patriot community' of Jew-haters, rabid bigots and Nazi pimps who brazenly endorse Adolf Hitler and his Nazi regime, seeing them as heroic figures, rather than demonic destroyers. Some of these creeps actually take pride in displaying the swastika on their websites, along with photos of their 'noble leader' and his fellow psychopaths. ("Heil Hitler!") 
 
I have been viciously attacked by these lowlife characters over a period of many years, simply because I have exposed the truth about the Nazi-CIA connection (drawing from my own personal/professional experience and direct knowledge, but which is also solidly based on historical fact); I have also been accused of being a "Jew" (to them that is a dirty word), simply for standing up in the defense of those being persecuted, whether they are Jews (which it so happens I am not) or anyone else targeted for their white-hot hatred and malice.
 
They say the holocaust never happened, and call it the "holohoax". Tell that to the survivors of the death camps, a few of whom are still living (some of whom I have personally interviewed and debriefed), but who lost their entire families.  Tell that to the survivors of MK Ultra. Will we ever see justice done? Not likely, not in this life, though I will continue to fight for justice until God sends the chariot to take me home. 
 
And speaking of Nazi torturers and assassins, the extensive damages to me include numerous injuries from assaults with directed energy anti-personnel weaponry; chemical and biological warfare; 'arranged' car crashes and other incidents disguised as 'accidents' (plausible deniability); drugging and poisoning; severe emotional distress/pain and suffering caused by purposefully induced stress and trauma (physical and mental); surgical scars of 'unknown' (at least to me) origin; cruel and abusive treatment, including extreme provocations, stalking, harassment, death threats. (And that is only the short list.)
 
Because I have no official employment history (CIA trained me, then utilized me in covert operations under NOC), I am not eligible for social security, nor disability benefits; I have no pension, I am not "retired", but rather a defector, for cause (since 1994), an escapee from a form of involuntary servitude in all the years the government exploited my talents, capabilities and the expertise I developed (under their tutelage and/or via adjunct formal education) for their own ends. Like many others, including military veterans (especially those involved in black operations,  most of whom suffer from PTSD), I was abandoned and betrayed by the country I served and  left bereft, alone and isolated, to fend for myself as best I can.  
 
I am now a senior citizen, but I have no reliable form of material support, and no person or entity I can rely on for such support. Due to disablity, I am "unemployable", unable to be reliable in working on any regular schedule, unable to make commitments or take on responsibilites where others would need to depend on me. Any work I am able to do (which includes as a journalist, investigator, intelligence analyst, etc.) has to be done at my own pace (very slowly and most often  intermittently), with no pressure or deadlines. As it stands now, I am not even able to volunteer my time for any causes I support, except when it does not involve having to be reliable, to show up somewhere at a given time, operate on any time schedule, or complete a task by a certain time. The same holds true at my church; I can't commit to taking on any responsibilites in our ministries, but can only contribute what I can, when I can. Fortunately, the Priest and other members understand that I am disabled, which is more than I can say for almost anyone else.
 
I have fairly recent letters from two (2) doctors, stating that I am disabled and unemployable. Over the course of decades, I have been diagnosed with several forms of chronic illness and disabilities by various specialists, all of whom were well aware of my background and the abuses/assaults which caused the damages. In every case, my condition has been judged by medical professionals as "severe."
 
I have been told repeatedly by doctors that in legal terms I should be considered "100% disabled", which means I should be able to collect disability benefits at that level.  Instead, I have been left with nothing, no way to get the medical care I desperately need, nor the medicines to treat the chronic illness/disabilites, nor any acute illness/injury which might occur.
 
I do not use allopathic medicine, nor do I trust most medical doctors, due to my extremely negative personal experiences of what I can only call malpractice, and I do not use drugs, which I oppose for various reasons, including because the government administered psychotropic drugs in their abuses of its victims (including me); and also in relation to my spiritual and religious beliefs. The Medical Mafia and Big Pharma are killing more people than they are healing, helping or serving, from my observations.
 
I believe in naturopathic medicine (and similar systems), chiropractic, and treatments that "first, do no harm". I believe that just as God created the universe, heaven and earth, God created all the remedies for illness, in the plants and herbs, other substances occuring in nature, and I trust in those practitioners of natural medicine who care for the patient wholistically, who treat the whole person, rather than just the isolated "disease".  Aside from that, I have seen prayer (including laying on of hands) work miracles, in the lives of many people, including my own. As a Christian minister, I have practiced the laying on of hands for many years.
 
But in any case, even if I were "eligible" for disability benefits, from the very government who is responsible for the disabilities, they are in league with the standard-treatment medical community, and refuse to cover alternative medicine. The only way I can get the health care I need is to have the resources to pay for it, which I lack.
 
 
I am a long-term victim of "Legal Abuse Syndrome".
 
 
See: 
 
 
 
 
Aside from the aforementioned "legal abuses" committed against me, for all the years until I was able to break out of the operations, and those that came as retaliation for being a government whistleblower, and in attempts to neutralize me, I have been threatened repeatedly with lawsuits by those whose crimes I have exposed.
 
Among those who have made such threats are the late FBI chief/COINTELPRO Kingpin, Ted L. Gunderson (a former professional colleague of mine); his longtime crony/accomplice, former senator and CIA black ops perp, John DeCamp, both instrumental in a massive libel/slander campaign against me in which the threatened lawsuit was also featured in sensationalist fashion; they sicced psycho stalkers on me, most notably their lackey, predicate felon Timothy Patrick White. Then, there were two CIA agents, Ronald and Mary Ann Cerra (who claimed to be "retired" from CIA), who also threatened to sue Barbara Hartwell for libel, after their crimes against persons were exposed, who also filed a "criminal complaint" against me in the state of North Carolina. I had at no time committed any crimes, I have always been law-abiding. No, it was because I stood up in the defense of those who were victims of their crimes, when no one else would.
 
And in what I can only see as a bizarre twist, I have more recently been threatened with a RICO lawsuit by "federal whistleblower" Stew Webb, who has also been disseminating outrageous lies about me, in print, and on his frequent radio and TV interviews.
 
 
 
SALT & LIGHT
 
 
As for the truth of the factual information given here (only a small fraction of the whole) I have written hundreds of letters and reports, over decades (some published, others not), asking those closest to me (family and friends) to read them. I have attempted to relay the facts in personal conversations. I have implored them to "see" and to hear, but to no avail. 
 
It seems that unless I am willing to pretend to be someone I am not, to pretend that none of my history ever happened, that none of the atrocities the government committed against me (as well as others in my family) ever took place; that unless I am willing to be a party to the vast denial in which they continue to live, they will treat me as a non-person, someone who is not worthy of their time or efforts to support. Rather than support me, they most often 'blame the victim' because it would apparently be too difficult for them to acknowledge the truth. Should they do that, it would require them, in good conscience, to stand up for those being victimized, to raise their voices against the injustices and atrocities. It would require them to take action.
 
I have clearly and repeatedly explained that I will not be participating in, nor enabling their denials, nor compromising my principles to accomodate them. If they cannot find it in their hearts to accept my truthful testimony; if they are not willing even to openly acknowledge what I'm sure in their hearts they know to be true; if they try instead to place a gag order on me, to make the facts of my life a taboo subject in their 'polite society', as the price of maintaining relationships with them, then it may be that I will lose those relationships (as has happened time and time again). 
 
But I will not allow anyone to silence me about the truth of what has happened in my own life, nor about the larger issues of criminality and tyranny in government. I will not allow anyone to minimize what has happened, what is still happening. (They are free to believe what they will, but they can't prove that by me.) Nor will I allow anyone to dictate what I will or will not do, to pressure me into the compromises they themselves seem to find acceptable, even necessary, in their own lives.
 
This is an issue which has been heavy on my heart for a very long time.  I am distressed at the lack of true Christian principles I have observed in the apparent beliefs, viewpoints and actions of professing Christians.  Jesus said that we are to be "the salt of the earth" and "the light of the world".  We are also to be "in the world but not of the world". But the values (if they could be called such) of many who call themselves Christians are all too worldly and far from those taught in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Many Christians seem to have become afraid to speak the truth, to be the salt and light we were meant to be.  We are meant to "speak the truth in love", but speaking any kind of truth (with or without the love) has increasingly been replaced with secular humanist psycho-babble, political correctness, pop-psychology platitudes, self-help sermonizing, human potential/positive thinking gobbeldygook, right out of the New Age/New World Order Manifesto. Situational ethics, moral relativism, social engineering. Could any of these ideologies be further from the Light of Truth? The truth clearly set forth in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

What ever happened to moral absolutes? What ever happened to speaking the truth, no matter how unpalatable, no matter whom it might offend?

So many times, in my attempts to "speak the truth in love", the persons with whom I am trying to communicate, rather than even listen to what I am saying, will take offense, will become angry, will refuse to discuss the issues, or try to sweep them under the carpet. Often, they will inappropriately project their own beliefs and standards on me, or try to foist their views on me via pressuring me with unsolicited advice.  When they realize that I do not respond to aggression or pressure, except to explain that this behavior is unacceptable to me and that my principles are non-negotiable, they will abandon the relationship altogether and withdraw any support they have previously given.

What about the truth, does it even matter? Do they not know that, although their treatment of me (and others like me) is hurtful, that they are also hurting themselves by their refusal to acknowledge the truth? Do they not see that there can be no compromise when it comes to truth? Do they not know that by compromising with evil, they become a part of it?

Compromise is always a slippery slope, and those who think they can compromise "just a little, just this once", will find themselves sitting at the bottom of it, sooner or later.

Salt and light are antithesis to the slightest comprise with evil, and until that is clearly acknowledged by those who say they are Christians, evil will continue to flourish.


By their fruits shall you know them.


Barbara Hartwell Percival
May 13, 2013

  

“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.


  
“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.



Matthew 5:13-16



And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.


John 8:32



But the counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father has sent in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.


John 14:26
 
 
 
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