(Continued from Part 1. This concludes the article.)
COLD-HEARTED US DIPLOMATS and FRIENDLY FOREIGN ENVOYS
It was a shock to me that our own diplomats (some, not all) hate missionaries and Christian humanitarians. I found this out, directly. My sister is a diplomat at the defunct Department of State (DOS). I was aghast that she joined such a liberal, hate filled left wing organization!
The lengthy, dangerous lines at US Embassies in Africa was a big reason we returned back to America. People were stabbed in line there in Nairobi, in 2016. There’s no priority for US citizens, because your seeing the essence of socialism. Literally, there’s no distinction between foreign national, terrorist or US citizen. All merge in line at 5 am, and wait until 10am to get a mere passport.
I remember telling my teen: “If Trump wins, we will probably return to America. Its a last chance for our
In 2016, we were in Kenya watching Trump debate Hillary, while flies were landing around her and her President. We were praying for one last chance for America, before the Fabian socialists destroy
our once great nation. Truly, Obama unleashed the era of Marxism and the fruit is still seen today.
Our nation birthed missionaries and humanitarian aid. Yet, when we stand in line at US Embassies (in Nairobi, for example) you stand with thousands of unknown and hostile actors. Your literally in Darwin’s survival of the strongest, with the nastiest applicants standing nearby your children and family. It’s dangerous even going to the US Embassy, because they make it dangerous.
This felt like a “Hate Department” towards Americans. I remember visiting an American Citizen Services (ACS) office. Dozens of hijab-clad Muslim women and men were there. 90% of them didn’t speak English and needed an interpreter. Agents would even apologize “Oh, they are just getting passport renewals. Your case takes more time.” It was disgraceful and un-American. It’s degrading and contemptuous of US citizens serving our allies.
We had spent days in this line, over the course of 20 years in Africa. I wasted precious time (usually 8-10 hours traveling on a dirt road or terrible highway) just trying to get to the US Embassy. Only to meet with left wing bueaucrats filled with their partisan hate. So many of them have never worked a real job in their lives. They are mere college graduates, with a head full of liberal theory. And hearts full of hatred towards America.
I remember one day, begging for my son’s USA passport. I remember the American agent, lying to me: “We will serve you today.” I had submitted another application and paid the hard earned $375 for my family member. That same day, they denied the application. I remember being mocked by staff and one of them said “Go file a complaint.” That’s how terrible it is at overseas Consulates. They seem busy processing foreign visas, and usually it fits the Democrat voting profile – liberal, and American hating like Rep. Ilhan Omar. She received priority at our own US Embassy. Literally, she comes from the refugee camps in Kenya. At the same time, we were being harassed by our own US agents there. For some reason, they place refugees on a pedestal, while neglecting their own citizens. I’ve witnessed this numerous times. I sometimes feel ashamed that my sister works for the DOS, and hope she will join a more patriot-based agency like USCIS, ICE, BORTAC, and DHS. By that I mean, somewhere that veterans are honored and true courage is esteemed.
Targeting The Best Citizens
The left wingers are the dictionary definition of “cookie pushers.” They are so vile and hate-filled that they undermine US volunteers and missionaries. But don’t be shocked. Marxists have always targeted the best citizens. That’s the history of socialism. The worst betray the best. The Great Leap Forward. The Gulag Archipelago. Castro’s Cuba. They stabbed Ambassador Scott Gratian’s career in the back. He merely disagreed with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or President Obama. He was excoriated and publicly humiliated. They put a PDF file on the State Department web site, to fully destroy his career. This is one reason why I hope my sibling leaves DOS.
My family has experienced political division even reaching 2020. Portions of my family have never met my family of six. The left winger siblings use derogatory terms like “Mental and unstable” just like the media does towards President Trump. I don’t believe Trump is some savior, only Jesus can be that to the world. But I do think that he’s a litmus test for America’s future, and that he’s a messenger. He’s represents the
Christians and conservatives who were thrashed and hated during President Obama’s administration.
Many of us experienced the direct left wing hate in U.S. embassies, overseas. These are eyewitness, first person events that I am sharing.
FRIENDLY EAST AFRICAN ENVOYS
The utter shock was that Mid East and African diplomats were more helpful and friendly than their USA counterparts. That was a massive revelation. To date, I give these contacts to my missionary friends and volunteers working in those regions of Africa. That’s a huge wake up call to the degree of socialism and rot flowing out of the DC swamps. There’s a reason why its called Foggy Bottom, not Clear Bottom.
In 2014, my dear envoy friend picked me up in his diplomatic vehicle. I stayed at his diplomatic mansion in a major capital city on the Saudi Arabian peninsula. He knew my dear dad had passed onward into glory. He was trying to comfort me and encourage me. Something i never experienced in our own Consulates or long queue lines (thousands of people).
It’s weird being a US volunteer and being hated or targeted by our own government. It’s strange how they contort laws into virtual harassment, or mild persecution. Granted, its not persecution like I’ve seen first hand in Northern Kenya or Northern Nigeria and Turkey. That’s real persecution. But I believe persecution is already here in America. We need to get ready for it, and have family survival emergency plans.
The Most Dangerous Snakes
The persecution under Hillary Clinton’s Shate Department was more obscure. It took the form of biased visa adjudication, and hidden passports. In Syria 2012-2016 they denied 99% of Christian refugee applicants. I remember getting the e-mail in 2012 from the Embassy saying “Your son’s USA passport was misfiled.” We tried hard getting to Nairobi, I mean driving hours through bandit country and mosquito-infested swamps. I speak the tribe language of a few regions, including conversational Swahili.
Only to reach our own American envoys, who were cold-hearted, aloof and diplomatically immune. Uncaring and unhelpful, they’ve been sabotaging their ideological rivals (conservatives and missionaries, humanitarians) for decades. I realized what they did to Ambassador Scott Gratian was proof of their hate for Christ and church workers. For real.
Gratian helped birth Southern Sudan. I had the honor of meeting him at the swearing in of one of America’s great ambassadors. That was Ambassador Robert F. Godec. Godec did amazing work bringing together the warring political factions in Kenya. He calmed down the radical Marxist element fomenting bloodshed and regime change, forging trust between the government of Kenya and radical revolutionary forces.
The State Department has some amazing talent. But they also have nasty left wing senior executives (SEs) who undermine our Constitution. I’m trying hard to be balanced, but they are so filled with animosity towards us. They take pride in their hubris and left wing Yale/Georgetown ideology. They worship at the altar of Marx. They are committed haters of humanity. They remind me of the Project Veritas video, where the State Department employee is caught on camera saying “We screw stuff up.”
That’s why i nicknamed them The US Hate Department. I daily pray that my own siblings wake up from their Marxism and America hatred. They express it in a barrage of hate directed to Christians and conservatives. It’s almost like they despise their own father, who valiantly served in World War 2. They certainly forgot those movies about USSR, Marxism, and Nazism. They don’t believe in stories like The Way Back – a fictionalized yet true story about escaping a Siberian gulag.
I hope and pray America never reaches this kind of tyranny and oppression.
BREAKING DIPLOMATIC PROTOCOLS
One day in Nairobi, I met and stayed with my dear friend, an East African Community (EAC) envoy. He had been invited by the US Embassy to their private parties at the Ambassador’s residence. He had turned down these invitations for almost 10 years. Literally. That night, we were eating and sharing, having a great time in fellowship. He told me that they had invited him to a private party at Tate House.
I saw opportunity to try to redeem my reputation with the hate-filled left wingers at DOS. I convinced him that we should go, and have a good time with it. So we drove to Tate House, the Ambassador’s residence in the nicest part of Nairobi. We were screened and signed in. No one seemed to notice. I was dressed in a “ministry tuxedo”, which is common in Churches throughout the developing world.
We were laughing to ourselves, because it’s good for aloof US diplomats to see how much our USA allies trust missionaries and humanitarians. That’s a fact. We are loved, esteemed and trusted by America’s allies. But we are somewhat hated and persecuted by our own Hate Department. That’s the nickname I gave to Obama/Hillary’s State Department, as they ramrodded the Arab Spring atrocities. Meanwhile, Obama won a Nobel Peace prize, while the nations we were serving in were suffering. Millions became orphans and widows. They truly became a left wing agency of retaliation and hate.
I hope Secretary Pompeo’s work at reform becomes permanent. I can’t imagine working on the taxpayer dole, striking US citizens or even foreign nationals they discover “Oh… another Christian to deny.” That’s what we found, first hand as eyewitnesses.
My envoy friend and I enjoyed crashing the US party, with the highest diplomats, Secret Service, and CIA present. Most of them were welcoming and kind. Some of them were worried and another appeared to be half drunk. One of the older ones kept saying “How did you get in here?”
Another left winger, a women, kept trying to find out if I was going to vote for Hillary or Trump. This was October, 2016.
Later, I was harassed by diplomatic security, while in Montana in 2019. I moved my family to another region of the USA, because DOS contacted local police and made our lives unbearable. In a small town of only about 5,000 people, in Western Montana. They contacted the local police which made our lives difficult. This describes our ineffectual bureaucrats terrorizing our best citizens, from the District of Columbia.
TEOTWAWKI AND 2020
We’ve faced different forms of harassment. All of it was by socialist or pro-Marxist elements in our own deep state. We don’t fear or hate them. I mean, we’ve seen people whose family’s were beheaded by ISIS. Peter in Northern Nigeria. Ahmed in Jos. I’ve met Governors like Jonah Jang who were denied visas by our own government. Meanwhile, they issued visa’s to his own Deputy Governor, a Muslim lady. So we are accustomed to Marxist treachery and deceit.
Being around the persecuted church changed my perspective. We complain about persecution in America. Are we ready to see our family persecuted like that of Pastor Andrew Brunson or others that we’ve met. I’m not sure I can honestly answer this question. The Christians we’ve met told us: “God gives you the grace at that time. Don’t search for it, before. Remain prayerful, faithful and confident in God.”
I’ve listened to hundreds of stories of persecution. I’ve seen thousands of lives affected by literal Islamic jihad and hate. I truly don’ t fear the stuff in the mainstream news, because I’ve lived and worked in some of the poorest regions on earth. I’ve been on my deathbed numerous times, hoping to just breathe and make it through the night. It’s humbled me properly. There’s no greater prayers, than when your mortal coil is hurting or in danger!
Life is a gift. Friends and family are priceless. We are reaching times when the conflicts on earth are coming to a conclusion. We shouldn’t desire persecution. I’ve stood up for our persecuted Christian brothers, even writing certified letters to leaders in DC, about it.
I’m upset that Christians get denied visas routinely, while Islamic leaders skate through. Often, with multiple wives and family members. Rep. Omar style, with corruption, fraud and official deceit. Clothed in left wing hypocrisy and malfeasance.
Our default is our faith, and the Gospel. It’s voluntary, just like generosity and true charity is volitional. No one forced us to be missionaries. No one paid us enough to care. But socialism is just the opposite. It’s coercion, force and fear out of the barrel of a gun. I’m glad today that I have family defense mechanisms and protection. We didn’t for almost two decades in Africa.
I’m a peacemaker who loves my neighbors, family and friends. I even love the Marxists, but hope they awaken from their delusional utopian ideals. I’m now a trim carpenter by trade.
Socialism is like a square peg rammed through a round hole… with thousands of bureaucrats hurting good Americans. That’s their goal. They foolishly believe the “one size fits all approach” and they end up destroying great nations. South Africa was great in the 1990s. Today, Marxism is cutting down good South Africans. It’s covered by the official government policy. They are attacking and persecuting their most fruitful citizens. Stealing their lives, property and well-being. That’s Marx… …every time.
CHRIST IS EVERYTHING
Christ, family, and true friends are precious. God gives and He sometimes takes away. “He who began a good work, will be faithful to complete it.” I’ve struggled in my faith and even battled depression over some of these experiences.
Last month, my dentist found a root canal that had been botched in Africa. It was from 2015, and the broken broach was found. This had sent me to the Emergency Room four times between 2017 and 2019. Doctors had trouble finding what was occurring.
I believe God protects us in times when we don’t know the big picture. I believe in faith, forgiveness, healing and empowering grace. Jesus’s words are 100% true. Every word of The Book needs to be taken into our hearts from Genesis to Revelation. Those latter words of wisdom are coming to pass. God loves broken and weak humanity. He sent His son with that very message.
I’m proud of the patriots in my family and America. Keep fighting the good fight of faith! We are in days when Bible verses like Hebrews 11 are truly making sense! They demonstrated the gift of flexibility and adaptation under duress. People like Joseph and Daniel, who lost their parents early on due to trials. They succeeded in foreign lands and harsh situations.
So can we, here in America, in 2020.