Patriot or Shill? Deconstructing Ann Barnhardt

Update:

Also telling is the fact that Barnhardt converted to traditional Catholic teaching only  in 2007.

Before that, she was a non-believer who’d rejected the universalist type of low church (United Church of Christ) she attended as a child.

The 2007 conversion is only two years before her 2009 conviction of fraud, which becomes even stranger in that context.

ORIGINAL POST

Recently, I ran across rants from a Catholic financial manager who, supposedly, called out the financial collapse in advance and then shut down her business to tour the country warning of problems to come.

ZeroHedge publishes her (a problem just there, since ZH, whom I sometimes cite , runs a lot of disinformation, as I’ve blogged before).

So does Glenn Beck, who also promotes her.

See where I’m going?

For a devout Catholic,  Barnhardt swears a lot in public and engages in unnecessarily  incendiary anti-Islamic actions, such as, burning the Koran in a viral video and  denouncing the religion in this video.

[Barnhardt has every right to her opinion. My point is solely that the style and language of her presentation conflict with her self-portrait as a devout Christian. Some samples: “faggotry”; pervy war-mongering Bedouin trash”; “scum”.]

Some other points:

1. Barnhardt attacks “halal” food (food made according to Islamic standards), but doesn’t attack “kosher” (food made according to Jewish standards).

2. She fears Islamic Sharia law in the US, but not the Jewish Noahide laws or Halakha.

See here for an extended discussion of Sharia, Halakha, and Canon law in the US.

3. Barnhardt refers to “shape-shifting  Joooooooos in one post in a sarcastic slap at people who criticize the Zionist world order:

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:EoSNhqZhY1QJ:www.barnhardt.biz/author/annb/page/4/+&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

The problem is that the psychiatric medications, we now know, often do far more harm than good, and elicit or even create murderous, suicidal rage monster reactions.  Adam Lanza, the Giffords shooter, the Aurora movie theater shooter – all of these men should have been sent to insane asylums, and all of the signs were there.  Total detachment from reality.

I have multiple people who email me who are in this category, and I keep an eye on their emails just to be sure there are no suicide or murder rampage threats contained therein, but they pretty much have two things in common: they subscribe to all of the boilerplate whack job conspiracy theories, and they are all convinced that I am communicating with them personally, that they are engaged in an intimate personal relationship with me, and that I am destined to be their wife/girlfriend/sex slave/baby mama.  And we shall go to the secret underground lair and vanquish the shape-shifting lizard jooooz and their mind control chemicals together.

See also: http://www.barnhardt.biz/the-one-about-sharia-finance-blankies-and-axe-body-spray/

4. She attacks 9/11 researchers as ignorant, sick, and anti-Semitic.

5. Then, in this piece she describes ethnic Jews/national Israel as proxies for humanity, which is a kabbalistic notion, not a Christian one:

In this portion, I would like to focus once again especially on the Jews in the audience. So far, we have established how Israel has been the proxy for humanity throughout Salvation History. Understanding that as we do, we can now see that to hate Israel is to hate humanity itself.

All we need do to confirm this is look at where the locus of anti-Semitism exists in today’s world. There are two main loci today: Marxism and islam. Both of these political systems have at their core an intrinsic hatred of the individual man. Both mask this seething hatred by wrapping themselves in a false cloak of collectivism, manifested in the call for Marxist class warfare and jihad. Both systems use the Jews as their primary scapegoat and whipping boy, blaming all problems in the world on Jews, and then calling for the “final solution” to the stumbling block to utopia that is the Jewish race.

From the Koran to Mein Kampf, the rhetoric is exactly the same: exterminate the Jews so that utopia can be achieved. But what this is at its core is a call to exterminate humanity itself, which is the ultimate goal of both Marxism and islam. If the Jews are exterminated, the rest of humanity will follow quickly, because if the Jews are exterminated, that means that there are no longer any people of good will on earth who could see and understand the representative quality of humanity itself in Israel. No one would be left to take up the banner of Christ and the Church Militant to march against the forces of evil in defense of not just Israel, but of all human life on earth. It is essential to approach, understand and see this coming war with the forces of evil through that lens.

6. She writes that she is going to fight the common era crowd (those who use C.E. or common era, rather than A.D. or anno domini, year of our lord), by using her own term:

So, I have decided to go super hardcore in my war against the “common era” crowd. There is actually a notation that is way old-school, that is even more in-your-face than Anno Domini. Check it:

A.R.S.H.

Anno
Reparatae
Salutis
Humanae

“In The Year Of The Reparation Of Human Salvation”

I have put the request in to the webwizard to change the date formatting at the top of each post to this format. I will also be writing ARSH on everything I date from now on, replacing my standard “AD”.

The phrase “reparation of human salvation” seems to come from the writings of a medieval Cistercian prioress, Beatrice of Nazareth (in Belgium), whose meditations show up in collections of medieval feminine mysticism.

The removal of the masculine “our lord” with its reference to Jesus and its replacement with “reparation” and “human salvation” (strangely similar to the kabbalistic “tikkun olam“) is quite significant and gives us a clue to the agenda behind Barnhardt.

But this strange, made-up, religio-feminist phrase that Barnhardt feeds gullible Catholic traditionalists already has a meaning.

An Islamic web-site explains:

A: According to Muslim scholars, and the Arabic language, `Arsh means a throne or a throne belonging to a king.

The `Arsh of Allah is an extremely large and great Throne; it is the greatest thing created by Allah. It has four legs, and is carried by Angles. Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) is above the `Arsh as He (Glorified and Exalted be He) says about Himself: <> (Surah Taha 20:5). And: <<indeed, who=”” the=”” a=”” your=”” lord=”” is=”” allâh,=”” created=”” heavens=”” and=”” earth=”” in=”” six=”” days,=”” then=”” he=”” rose=”” over=”” (istawâ)=”” throne=”” (really=”” manner=”” that=”” suits=”” his=”” majesty)=””>> (Surah Al-A’raf 7:54).

Thus, it is a significantly large `Arsh; none knows how great the size of its magnificence is except Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) Who created it (but we are told by the Prophet that it is very large). This `Arsh is like a dome stretching over the entire universe; it is the ceiling of the whole universe. It is also the ceiling of Paradise; nothing is above it except Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He).

How’s that for a little New World Order insider fun at the expense of Christian rubes?

7.  She’s friends with Rabbi Jon Hausman.

Hausman is a friend of Geert Wilders.

The spiritual leader of Ahavath Torah is one Rabbi Jon Hausman, we hate to give him more publicity than he deserves but a little background on him will clear this matter up sufficiently.

Rabbi Hausman is a friend and admirer of Geert Wilders, the neo-fascist Dutch politician who has called for the deportation of Muslim citizens, banning the construction of Mosques, the banning of religious freedom for Muslims, the banning of the Quran, a tax on hijabs and other similar nonsense. Rabbi Hausman invited Wilders to speak to his congregation where he spouted verbatim the above positions. Wilders, bestowed on the Rabbi the “honorific” title of “the Warrior Rabbi” which coming as it does from a fascist should send shivers down the spine of any sensible person who cares about Democratic values. That Hausman can revel in such praise from a vile cretin like Wilders exposes his moral bankruptcy and reveals how unfit and inept he is to lead a congregation. I posit another title for Hausman, instead of “the Warrior Rabbi” he may better be known as “the Betraying Rabbi” for his betrayal of Judaic values and  “never again” for any people.

8. Even her persona sounds like a composite concocted by the powers-that-be. It doesn’t ring true.

Look at this photo of Ms. Barnhardt with a pink gun and red shoes.

The staring eyes resemble Michele Bachman; the pose, Sarah Palin; the macho street language and anti-Muslim rhetoric, Pamela Geller.

And she uses quotes (Tu ne cede  malis….) that have been associated life-long with anti-state websites, like LRC and Mises.

[But, she trashes Ron Paul as an Islamic appeaser who wants Israel wiped off the map and she prefers Obama to him, when push comes to shove.]

9. And then I find that in 2009, while she was still a commodities broker, a couple of years before she popped up in the national media as a truth-teller and patriot hero, she had been successfully sued for fraud.

That is very similar to the past history of the Russian immigrant who (along with many others) runs ZeroHedge, although in her case, the matter is much more serious.

I like a lot of ZH’s commentary, but there’s definitely something odd going on there.

I don’t believe it is “Russian” disinformation, though, unless you want to add, Russian, with HQ in the USA.

Here’s a comment at ZH on Barnhardt’s conviction:

   http://www.zerohedge.com/news/first-mfglobal-now-pfg-who-next

I particularly enjoyed Annie B’s rant. All the rage of a reformed sinner. On 10/28/2009 (Case #09ARB00009, filed 01/20/09) the NFA issued a finding & award in the matter of Moiola Brothers Cattle Feeders, ltd. vs. Barnhardt Capital Mgmt. She was charged with “constructive fraud, fraud and deceit, misrepresentations of material facts, excessive trading, failure to follow instructions, breach of fiduciary duty, violation of NFA Compliance rules (listed), violation of Sections (listed) of the Commodity Exchange Act, Violation of CFTC Regulations (listed). The Moiola Brothers sought $350,000 in Compensatory damages + $100,000 in Punitive; award was $50,000 + $50,000. Bad girl, Ann Elizabeth. She’s mightily pissed because little minnows like her get caught while sharkz like Corzine swim away. Still, none of us is pure…. @ http://www.nfa.futures.org/basicnet/Arbitration.aspx?entityid=0282801&case=09ARB00009.  

A conviction under federal law makes a person uniquely susceptible to any arm-twisting by the government.

It is probably the reason that Ms. Barnhardt shut down her business in 2011, a couple of years later. The conviction would have had to be disclosed to potential clients, who would naturally choose another broker.

Plus, the government would have subjected her to a variety of compliance measures that would have made continued operation impossible.

So she didn’t really “go Galt,” as she says.

My conviction is the woman is engaged in some kind of disinformation or infiltration (of the Cass Sunstein variety).

The purpose is to claim dissident status among Christians, while actually venting tropes that aid the long-term goals of  the establishment.

Controlled opposition.

Googling, I find that the astute Mr. North seems to smell a rat too:

“When a woman comes in the name of Christ with this vocabulary, do not pay any attention to her. It is bad enough when a man uses such language in public. For a Christian woman, it is reprehensible.

She has become a foul-mouthed embarrassment to the Catholic Church. She should be disciplined by her priest. If she does not publicly repent and apologize for this article, she should be excommunicated….

This woman needs professional psychological counseling……….

North quotes lengthy passages from her writing and notes that she is passing on language from popular movies, a clever way to hook into the subconscious of her listeners:

I’m your Huckleberry” was what the script writer for Tombstone put into the mouth of Doc Holliday, in his challenge to Johnny Ringo. (Just for the record, the encounter never happened.)

She is not Doc Holliday, but the IRS really is the administrative equivalent of Johnny Ringo. She can’t shoot straight. The IRS can.

She has crossed over a line: from legitimate concern over the state of the financial system and the society to a quest for ersatz martyrdom.

Avoid her.”

Spring-Break Is A Rape-Fest

File under Your Hard-earned Higher-education Dollars At Work:

Self-confessed hedonist, party-animal, and sixties wild-child Gavin McInnes admits that the time-honored college tradition of “spring-break” is today nothing more than an orgy of drugs- and- alcohol- fueled criminality:

The police recently tracked down a 17-year-old girl who was being molested by a mob of guys after performing for them naked. She told them everything was cool. I was told of two separate cases where a passed out girl lay naked on the beach as men took turns having sex with her. That’s called rape, kids. “We need to teach our boys not to rape” the other panelists keep telling me. We do. Rape gets you 15 years in jail. We also need to teach our girls not to get into a state of mind or go to a place where rape is perfectly normal. Last year, I was horrified to learn about an overweight girl who sat naked and semi-conscious on a stack of beach chairs as men walked by fingering her anus and vagina until they got bored. That nightmare sounds tame compared to the stories I heard this year and the biggest difference appeared to be drugs. 2014 had plenty of pot and booze and even some cocaine but this year, such tame highs are are quickly being replaced with molly (“ecstasy” AKA “MDMA” AKA “E”) Adderall (pharmaceutical speed), OxyContin (pharmaceutical heroin) and real heroin. The latter two are not just particularly dangerous drugs. They are killers that have been taking over Florida for a while now. The pharmacist I spoke to told me that OxyContin abuse was rampant in the early 2000s because prescription pads weren’t properly marked with serial numbers. To combat the “pill mills” that came from this weak legislation, the manufacturer changed the formula so it was harder to inject. That’s when everyone switched to heroin. People die from all these drugs. A couple just overdosed on molly at a rave in Toronto. The party promoter I spoke to told me that the PLUR (a rallying acronym that stood for Peace, Love, Unity, Respect) raves we went to in the 90s have been replaced with “’roided out dudes waiting for girls to pass out so they can take them back to their hotel room.” Parents should be concerned about all hard drugs but heroin is another story. At best it leaves you semi-conscious and perfectly fine with just about any violation. At worst it kills you. We lose about 6,000 people a year to that drug. I’ve lost a dozen friends to it in my lifetime. The reporters I spoke to said they had never heard heroin mentioned so often at a Spring Break party.

That’s why parents should be afraid. I literally created Vice and I’m shocked. I’m obviously not against hedonism or sex outside of marriage. I love the idea of young people partying and getting into trouble. I don’t want my kids to be puritans who avoid the real world. I’d just like their wild years to be in the same universe as mine were. Spring Break in 2015 isn’t just another crazy party. It’s a drug-addled rapefest populated by predators. If you advocate this because it makes you feel like a cool parent, you are hurting the people you purport to empower.Today, this attitude defines liberals more than any other attribute.”

Men Forced Into Sex More Often Than Women

In a thoroughly documented piece, “Yellow Journalism and the Meme of Rape Culture,” a blogger  takes apart Rolling Stone magazine’s coverage of the University of Viriginia “gang-rape” story to show the incredibly shoddy standards of investigation of many elite (read, left-liberal) news outlets and the biased advocacy that passes itself off as objective reporting.

Rolling Stone has retracted the story and issued an apology but no one has been fired for what amounts to criminal libel.

The agenda behind this, as admitted by the reporter herself, was to find a rape story that was “emblematic” of the rape culture that feminists declare is threatening women on campus.

But as I’ve blogged many times,  this isn’t so.

To find a “rape culture” on American campuses,  you would need to use a broad definition of rape that included seduction with alcohol, fraud, or other means.

I tend to agree with the broadening of what we define as rape, while disbelieving that the criminal justice system is the best place to address any of it.

Both Heather McDonald and Emily Yoffe named the beast that nobody wants to confront: an alcohol-lubricated hookup culture that begins in high school (if not earlier) and turns colleges and universities into rape traps for both women and men.

U-VA President Teresa Sullivan didn’t mention alcohol – not even once – in her November 22 statement about the Rolling Stone report of a gang rape at a fraternity house and her intention to quell sexual abuse on campus.

Yet a 2004 study by the Harvard School of Public Health (Correlates of Rape while Intoxicated in a National Sample of College Women) of almost 24,000 women at 119 colleges found that 72% of campus rapes happened when the victims were so intoxicated they were unable to consent or refuse.”

In this broad sense (but not in the narrow one) there is a “rape-culture”.

Only, today it victimizes men as much, or more, than women, as is the case elsewhere in the world .

Riversong.wordpress.com

“If any unwanted or not fully consensual sexual activity is defined now as rape, then more men then women are victims of rape and most of their victimizers are women.

An article about college students published in the Journal of Sex Research Vol. 31, No. 2 (1994), noted that Muehlenhard and Cook (1988) found that 46% of women and 63% of men had acquiesced to unwanted sexual intercourse, while Muehlenhard and Long (1988) also found that more men (49%) than women (40%) had engaged in unwanted sex. Muehlenhard and Rodgers (1993) found that 34% of women reported having engaged in token resistance to sex, in which they said “no” when they really desired to have sex. US women acknowledge a 55% rate of consent to unwanted sex, which is consistent with the findings of 50% false rape allegations in university studies.

[Charlene L. Muehlenhard, PhD, the author of all those studies, is a Professor of Psychology and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Fellow in Three Divisions of the American Psychological Association (Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Society for the Psychology of Women, Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues), and a Fellow in the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality]

According to a 2014 paper published in the American Psychological Association journal, Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 43% of high school and college-aged men say they’ve had “unwanted sexual contact”, and 95% of those say a female acquaintance was the aggressor.

Researchers found that 18% reported sexual coercion by force (including by use of weapon), 31% said they were verbally coerced into sex, 26% said they’d experienced unwanted seduction, and 7% said they were compelled after being given alcohol or drugs.

Dr. Bryana French, who teaches counseling psychology and black studies at University of Missouri and co-authored the study, says that male victims are often less willing to describe sexual coercion in detail, “but when asked if it happened, they say it happened”.

French said, “Seduction was a particularly salient and potentially unique form of coercion for teenage boys and young men when compared to their female counterparts.”

The Sexual Victimization of Men in America: New Data Challenge Old Assumptions is co-authored by Lara Stemple, Health and Human Rights Law Project, UCLA, and Ilan H. Meyer, Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law.

The authors assessed 12-month prevalence of sexual victimization from five federal surveys conducted, independently, by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 2010 through 2012. The review of these surveys provides an unprecedented wealth of new data about male victimization, challenging long-held stereotypes about the sex of victims.

In one of the studies included in the analysis, the CDC found that an estimated 1.3 million women experienced nonconsensual sex, or rape, in the previous year.

Notably, nearly the same number of men also reported nonconsensual sex. In comparison to the number of women who were raped, nearly 1.3 million men were “made to penetrate” someone else. The CDC data reveal that both women and men experienced nonconsensual sex in alarming and equal numbers.

The study also included the 2012 National Crime Victimization Survey, which found that 38% of all reported rape and sexual assault incidents were committed against males, an increase over past years that challenges the common belief that males are rarely victims of this crime.

“These findings are striking, yet misconceptions about male victimization persist. We identified reasons for this, which include the over-reliance on traditional gender stereotypes, outdated and inconsistent definitions used by some federal agencies, and methodological sampling biases.”

The 2011 CDC analysis referred to in the 2014 report found that 6.7% of men (7.6 million) reported that they were made to penetrate someone else, and that 82.6% of male victims of “made to penetrate” events and 80% of male victims of sexual coercion reported female perpetrators, meaning they were raped by a woman, according to the current and broadly accepted definition of rape as any unwanted sexual encounter.

The CDC report’s statistics for the preceding 12 months showed that a higher percentage of men were “made to penetrate” (1.7%) than women were raped (1.6%), such that if you properly include “made to penetrate” in the definition of rape, men were raped by women at least as often as women were raped by men.”

Mehdi Hasan On The Notable Absence Of Holocaust Humor

Mehdi Hasan at The New Statesman points out the glaring contradictions in the free speech orthodoxies of the liberal establishment:

“Please get a grip. None of us believes in an untrammelled right to free speech. We all agree there are always going to be lines that, for the purposes of law and order, cannot be crossed; or for the purposes of taste and decency, should not be crossed. We differ only on where those lines should be drawn.

Has your publication, for example, run cartoons mocking the Holocaust? No?

[Lila: Consider the following joke:

“Question: How many Jews can ride in a Bentley?

Answer: Six million. Two in the front, three in the back, and 5, 999, 995 in the ash-tray.”

How “brave” would it have been to publish this joke on the front-page of a magazine, while Jews were being rounded up and exterminated by the state?

Would it have been brave free speech or vile Nazi incitation?

If someone had murdered the “humorist,” would decent people have been inclined to shrug and say, “one less idiot,” or would they have marched in solidarity on the streets?]

Mehdi Hasan (cont.):

“How about caricatures of the 9/11 victims falling from the twin towers?

I didn’t think so (and I am glad it hasn’t). Consider also the “thought experiment” offered by the Oxford philosopher Brian Klug. Imagine, he writes, if a man had joined the “unity rally” in Paris on 11 January “wearing a badge that said ‘Je suis Chérif’” – the first name of one of the Charlie Hebdo gunmen. Suppose, Klug adds, he carried a placard with a cartoon mocking the murdered journalists. “How would the crowd have reacted? . . . Would they have seen this lone individual as a hero, standing up for liberty and freedom of speech? Or would they have been profoundly offended?” Do you disagree with Klug’s conclusion that the man “would have been lucky to get away with his life”?

Charlie Hebdo: The Free Speech of Fools

From Lenin’s Tomb, a clear-eyed look at the bigotry and spite posing as satire in the pages of Charlie Hebdo:

“From what psychological depths did you drag up the nerve to “laugh” at a cartoon representing veiled women baring their buttocks as they bow in prayer towards “Mecca-relle [a pun onmaquerelle, the madam of a brothel – trans.]?  This pathetic stream of crap isn’t even shameful; its stupidity embarrasses you, even before it reveals your state of mind, your vision of the world.”

IMAGE DELETED TO AVOID OFFENSE TO MUSLIMS

 

Lenin’s Tomb:

“After September 11, Charlie Hebdo was among the first in the so-called leftist press to jump on the bandwagon of the Islamic peril. Don’t deprive yourself of receiving your own share of the shit, at a moment when the number of Islamophobic acts is breaking records: 11.3% higher in the first 9 months of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012, according to l’Observatoire national de l’islamophobie. They worry about a “new phenomenon” of violence, marked by at least 14 attacks on veiled women since the start of the year.”

Lila:

Here are some more Charlie Hebdo images that the mainstream media will not publish. They demonstrate convincingly that only some religions – specifically traditional Islam and traditional Christianity – were targeted by the cartoonists, not others.

They didn’t mock Judaism, for instance.

That omission makes Charlie Hebdo in effect a mouth-piece of Zionist sensibilities.

Notice also that Arabs and blacks were the main objects of the magazine’s animus,  suggesting that its so-called satire was no more than a vehicle through which it  propagated Anglo-Jewish racial supremacism.

Hebdo Cartoon: JESUS CHRIST SODOMIZING GOD THE FATHER AND BEING SODOMIZED BY THE HOLY GHOST

 

IMAGE DELETED TO AVOID OFFENSE TO CHRISTIANS

Hebdo Cartoon: PROPHET MOHAMMED DISPLAYING HIS BUTTOCKS FOR APPROVAL

 IMAGE DELETED TO AVOID OFFENSE TO MUSLIMS

 

Hebdo Cartoon: ASKING IF DRAWING MOHAMMED’S BUTTOCKS IS PERMISSIBLE

 

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Hebdo Cartoon: FILM MAKER CLAIMING THAT PROPHET MOHAMMED HAD SEX WITH PIGS, BECAUSE  HE COULD NOT AFFORD TO PAY FOR NINE YEAR OLD PROSTITUTES

IMAGE DELETED TO AVOID OFFENSE TO MUSLIMS

Lila:

Meanwhile,  when it came to ridiculing the  religion or beliefs of the ruling class, the COWARDS at Charlie Hebdo failed miserably. 

They published no pornographic pictures of Maimonides or Moses, no edgy jokes about the Holocaust, no genitalia of Anne Frank, no raunchy pedophile gags about Rabbis.

[And I, for one,  would not wish them to. I would wish, however, that they had extended the same respect to other people and other faiths.]

Instead, the magazine caved in and fired an employee over the whisper of anti-Semitism. 

Thus, the moniker of “equal opportunity satire” so universally applied to Charlie Hebdo is demonstrable propaganda,  intend to hoodwink the credulous.

Selective satire was the facade behind which the lewd ravings of Zionist hate-mongers flourished without public outrage,  ceaselessly stoking the searing flames of perpetual civilizational war.