Part 5 of Fake Prophets
Read Part 1: The White Lab Coats
Read Part 2: The Fishbowl
Read Part 3: Fake Normal
Read Part 4: Fake Choice

“In the twilight,
in the evening,
in the black and dark night:…”

(Proverbs 7:9)
Exhibit 1

By Sarah Huling Leslie
Personal Testimony
in his life my father, a WWII veteran, finally began talking about the
War. It took his grandsons (my sons) to loosen
the tight grip of silence that so characterized his generation. When my sons began watching old episodes of McHale’s Navy and Hogan’s Heroes, Dad watched and laughed along with them. But one day he requested they watch The Great Escape. I observed that he struggled with it and I wondered why.
months before he died of pancreatic cancer Dad came to visit. He sat at
the table intently watching me work on a sewing project. Out of the blue a war story poured out. I stopped the machine and pretended to hand sew, riveted to every word. So
far as I know this was the only time he ever told this memory. I am recording it
here because it is a story that needs to be told. But first….
Exhibit 2: An Australian camp enforcer

A Post We Hoped We’d Never Need to Run Twice
On March 29, 2006, shortly after Dad told me his story, and a few weeks before he died, I was moved to put up a Herescope post titled “The Transitional Worldview.” This post attempted to describe the spiritual and mental processes by which people became compromised, even corrupted. At that time our Discernment Research Group was researching a great falling away of pastors and leaders as they bought into (quite literally $$$) new systems, new methods, new buildings, new ideologies and new doctrines. We were being inundated with letters from sheep in churches where their shepherds were going astray. WHY and HOW could this happen? 
The answers to these questions were painfully, personally, and spiritually described by Alexandr Solzhenitsyn many decades ago in The Gulag Archipelago, a history of the Soviet concentration camp system. In his chapter “The Bluecaps” he wrote about the hated secret police. At the time we posted we discussed the possibility that the day might come when we felt it necessary to re-post this, but in its original context. Would things wax worse to the point where our own justice enforcers began acting like the dreaded Bluecaps? The brutal SS? The ruthless Stasi? That time has now come upon us quite suddenly. 
Exhibit 3: Solzhenitsyn searched


“The Bluecaps”
When Solzhenitsyn searched his heart he found it was deceitful and desperately wicked (Jeremiah 17:9) when he pondered whether he could have become a Bluecap:

“If my life had turned out differently,
might I myself not have become
just such an executioner?”

To answer this “dreadful question” honestly, Solzhenitsyn reflected back on his life. He proposed that it was first “inner intuition” that “prompted our refusal to enter the NKVD [Soviet secret police, 1934-1946, ed.] schools
,” which “dangled before us special rations and double or triple pay.” He said that 
“inside your breast there is a sense of revulsion,
repudiation. I don’t want to.
It makes me feel sick. . . I want no part of it.”

But as he thought back on his stint as a military officer he realized that “my power soon convinced me that I was a superior human being.” He wrote: 
“Pride grows in the human heart like lard on a pig.” 
Leadership went to his head, even after the initial humiliating experiences of becoming a prisoner. After a brutal self-examination he reached the conclusion that “I had been thoroughly prepared to be an executioner.” Solzhenitsyn philosophized,

“If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?

“During the life of any heart this line keeps changing place; sometimes it is squeezed one way by exuberant evil and sometimes it shifts to allow enough space for good to flourish. . . .

“Confronted by the pit into which we are about to toss those who have done us harm, we halt, stricken dumb: it is after all only because of the way things worked out that they were the executioners and we weren’t. . . .”

Exhibit 4: “Your papers, please”


Solzhenitsyn pondered the downhill slide into evil of several acquaintances. There were memorable situations in which evil people did acts of good. And there were unforgettable episodes where good people turned evil. After reciting one particularly black episode in the Russian camps, he raised the questions:
“Just how are we to understand that?
As the act of an 
What sort of behavior is it?
Do such people really exist?”

“We would prefer to say that such people cannot exist, that there aren’t any. It is permissible to portray evildoers in a story for children, so as to keep the picture simple. But when the great world literature of the past – Shakespeare, Schiller, Dickens – inflates and inflates images of evildoers of the blackest shades, it seems somewhat farcical and clumsy to our contemporary perception. The trouble lies in the way these classic evildoers are pictured. They recognize themselves as evildoers, and they know their souls are black. And they reason: ‘I cannot live unless I do evil. So I’ll set my father against my brother! I’ll drink the victim’s sufferings until I’m drunk with them!’ Iago very precisely identifies his purposes and his motives as being black and born of hate.

“But no; that’s not the way it is! To do evil a human being must first of all believe that what he’s doing is good, or else that it’s a well-considered act in conformity with natural law. Fortunately, it is in the nature of the human being to seek a justification for his actions.

“Macbeth’s self-justifications were feeble – and his conscience devoured him. Yes, even Iago was a little lamb too. The imagination and the spiritual strength of Shakespeare’s evildoers stopped short at a dozen corpses. Because they had no ideology.

Exhibit 5: The ideology at work
(See more details HERE)


Ideology – that is what gives evildoing its long-sought justification and gives the evildoer the necessary steadfastness and determination. That is the social theory which helps to make his acts seem good instead of bad in his own and others’ eyes, so that he won’t hear reproaches and curses but will receive praise and honors. That was how the agents of the Inquisition fortified their wills: by invoking Christianity; the conquerors of foreign lands, by extolling the grandeur of their Motherland; the colonizers, by civilization; the Nazis, by race; and the Jacobins (early and late), by equality, brotherhood, and the happiness of future generations.

“Thanks to ideology, the twentieth century was fated to experience evildoing on a scale calculated in the millions. This cannot be denied, nor passed over, nor suppressed. How, then, do we dare insist that evildoers do not exist? And who was it that destroyed these millions? Without evildoers there would have been no Archipelago.”


Exhibit 6

Solzhenitsyn then disclosed a horrible episode in which camp prisoners were fed to zoo animals. He asked, “Wasn’t it expedient?” and then concluded that this was “the precise line the Shakespearean evildoer could not cross. But the evildoer with ideology does cross it, and his eyes remain dry and clear.”

Borrowing from his background in physics, Solzhenitsyn explained scientific phenomena which can occur only at “threshold magnitudes, which do not exist at all until a certain “threshold encoded by and known to nature has been crossed.” Likewise, he observed,

“Evidently evildoing also has a threshold magnitude. Yes, a human being hesitates and bobs back and forth between good and evil all his life. He slips, falls back, clambers up, repents, things begin to darken again. But just so long as the threshold of evildoing is not crossed, the possibility of returning remains, and he himself is still within reach of our hope. But when, through the density of evil actions, the result either of their own extreme degree or of the absoluteness of his power, he suddenly crosses that threshold, he has left humanity behind, and without, perhaps, the possibility of return.

Exhibit 7: The enforcer pinned a number onto the victim’s skin

Dad’s War Story
When the War was over and the boys were finally sent home, they piled onto trains on the East Coast and traveled night and day across country to be delivered back home. That first night Dad sat in a coach with a young man who was suicidal. This returning soldier was inconsolable. He was weeping and angry and emotionally devastated. Dad stayed awake the entire night listening and doing his best to try to persuade the traumatized veteran to stay alive.
The soldier was curled up with his arms wrapped around his knees shaking uncontrollably while he told Dad his story. He was one of the first to enter when they opened a concentration camp. One of the first to see the grisly scenes, smell death’s stench, witness the living carcasses of skeletal men. It was horrific.
Over and over again the soldier asked: How could man do this to himself? How could one man treat another man with such torture, starvation, deprivation, cruelty and abject hate? How could normal people become so evil? How could anyone justify this cruelty? Who DOES this? How could they have been so deceived?
Dad had moist eyes as he told me he never knew what happened to that young man. He lowered his head and quietly added, in almost a whisper, “He was a Jew.” 
Exhibit 8

Exhibit 9

The War Plane Bird
Six years after Dad passed away, my youngest brother died. My mother assigned my boys and I the chore of cleaning out the workshop in Dad’s barn. On the last day I bumped into a curious object totally covered in sticky spider webs, every crevice crammed with tiny dark eggs. It was a grisly piece of tangled metal hanging behind the door. Perplexed, I asked my boys, “What IS this?” They recognized it as Grandpa’s War Plane Bird. He created it during those last few years of his life, probably about the time he told me his story. They said Grandma wouldn’t allow it in the house so he hung it behind the barn door to his workshop where she couldn’t find it. She had wanted to destroy it.
You see, for many years Dad had created beautiful delicate copper metal sculptures of hummingbirds and butterflies. They were finely wrought works of art. But this one was different: sharp, harsh, mechanical, ugly. A crude machine-like bird — or is it a plane? How had a bird become a bomber?
AGAIN is NOW upon us
lived in and wrote about his horrific experiences in a concentration
camp in the 20th Century. He, like so many other survivors, hoped
that by living to tell about it he could warn others NEVER AGAIN. But here we are now into the third decade of the 21st Century and there are generations that “knew not Joseph”
(Ex. 1:8; Acts 7:18). They do not know World War II history. They were never told the truth about deadly totalitarian regimes.
we see a Regime on the rise again, rapidly becoming totally unfettered and unhinged. All of the Big Powers cozy together in a global crises management conglomerate of Tech, Pharma, State, Media, Agri… and their
cooperative partner Big Church (who is paid well for her services). These Elite Masters are working furiously to suppress truth and control narratives. And the little people are now experiencing for the first time their heavy hand of enforcement. 
Exhibit 10: An earlier example of Big Church enforcement

In 2012 we wrote this satire. Read the entire post HERE


Enforcing the New Edicts

post isn’t about a medical issue. We are examining the current crisis that has
become an excuse to launch a scary new era of humanitarian injustice. Each new mandate, edict and pronouncement lays an ominous path backwards into terrifying historical precedents. If it wasn’t a virus it would be some other crisis, engineered and strategically positioned to stanch freedom and enact tyranny.
How easy it is to become an enforcer! It could be me, it could be you! As Solzhenitzyn warned, the enforcers must come to believe that they are doing good. To enthusiastically work for these institutions and agree to enforce their initiatives people must be invested in the narratives. How easy it is to fit in, to acclimate, to quell inner anxiety, to stifle troubling thoughts. How quickly the alternate story line starts to make sense, with a beguiling story of a new “good” and and a “new evil”. How quickly it seems necessary for this “new evil” to be personified, identified, dispelled, squelched, masked, ostracized, shut down, shut out, arrested, fined, handcuffed… and removed…
Removed. Think about it. Removed. How easy it seems to just remove the evil and believe everything will be fine. Don’t ask where. Don’t ask why. How easy it is to shut down inquiry and never ask hard questions. To never pry, to never ask, to never search out, to never want to know, listen, hear, or speak of the real truth or uncover the real evil….

Exhibit 11

Exhibit 12


“From Rubble to Redemption”

As I was writing this section, I was blessed to read Pastor Jim Jenkins’ latest book From Rubble to Redemption: A Ground Zero Chaplain Remembers that recounts his experiences as a Chaplain First Responder at Ground Zero right after 9/11. His book portrays the devastation and grief in the immediate aftermath of the collapse of the two towers in New York City. Jim wrote that he daily walked through the rubble, coating his boots with a toxic dust that included human remains. Despite his difficult duties, his book is filled with hope and miracles. In fact, reading his book changed how I was going to write this post. The gentle spirit that comes through reminded me of all the good enforcers — the genuine enforcers — who were the real heroes on that devastating day and its aftermath. He wrote:

Before I left the Morgue for the last time, I went back to that plywood wall. I decided to add my own note to the symphony of quotes, sayings, encouragements, and laments. It comes from the prophet Jeremiah who endured the siege of Jerusalem. He had seen his relatives from the priestly class murdered. He watched while the temple was destroyed. Perhaps worst of all, he had witnessed a severe famine, and the cannibalism that resulted from it.
Remembering mine affliction and my misery,
the wormwood and the gall.
My soul hath them still in remembrance,
and is humbled in me.
This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.
It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed,
because His compassions fail not.

~Lamentations 3:19-22 KJV

As I write this, our country is reeling from a pandemic, violence, fraud, and propaganda. Divisions run deep. Cities are engulfed in flames. Vitriolic accusations are hurled from citizen to fellow citizen, neighbor to neighbor. Anger, hatred, rage, and violence seem to reign in many people’s hearts. In a time of siege–like the one we find ourselves in now–we would do well to allow the Holy Spirit to get between us and everything we are watching. We need to listen as He gently encourages us.

“Look for the helpers.”

Not Twisted by Hate
Dad’s War Plane Bird depicts an evil twisting of two things that should have been beautiful — a sleek shiny airplane and a softly feathered bird. Man gone awry, mankind at war, hearts twisted by hate. 
But all of Dad’s other sculptures? Scrap metal transformed into beauty, hard parts twisted into gentle sweetness. Isn’t that what the grace of Jesus Christ can do to our hardened hearts if we will only stop, listen, and hear His Word? See the beauty where Dad transformed copper and bronze sheeting, metal nails and screws, and chicken wire:

“But I say unto you, Love your enemies,
bless them that curse you,
do good to them that hate you,
and pray for them which despitefullly use you,
and persecute you.”

(Matthew 5:44)

1. Quotations are from Alexandr I. Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation I-II, translated from the Russian by Thomas P. Whitney (Harper & Row, 1973), pp. 160-175.
2. Jim Jenkins, From Rubble to Redemption: A Ground Zero Chaplain Remembers (Called Writers, 2021), pp. 84-85. I highly recommend this book as a last-minute gift this season. It is very edifying and I was greatly encouraged by reading it. I am especially grateful to Pastor Jim for his counsel, encouragement and prayers to write this post. Bold added.
Exhibit 1. Holocaust Encyclopedia, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/article/introduction-to-the-holocaust. Note the enforcers. Boycotts: https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/article/boycott-of-jewish-businesses
Exhibit 2. Jim Hoft, “Shocking Hidden Camera Footage from Inside Forced Internment Camps in Austraiia (VIDEO), Gateway Pundit, 12/4/21: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/12/shocking-hidden-camera-footage-inside-forced-internment-camps-australia-video/. Be sure to watch the embedded video. These enforcers need our prayers as one can readily see them struggle with the narrative when challenged. The woman who experienced this and took the video was interviewed by a number of credible journalists who verified this event.
Exhibit 3. Alexandr I. Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation V-VII, translated from the Russian by Harry Willette (Harper & Row, 1978), pp. 160-175, in the photo section of the book under the title “3. Body search.” This the author himself, wearing his assigned camp number #232. He wrote, “I smuggled patches with this number on them out of Ekibastuz.” 
Exhibit 4. Brendan O’Neill, “The death of Europe: Mandatory vaccination spells the violent end of European liberalism,” https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/12/06/the-death-of-europe/
Exhibit 5. Kay Smythe, “New York Legislature Provides for Indefinite Detention of Unvaccinated at Governor’s Whim,” The National Pulse, Dec. 18, 2021, https://thenationalpulse.com/news/new-york-legislation-provides-for-indefinite-detention-of-unvaccinated-at-governors-whim/. Note that one of the people fighting this piece of legislation is the Jewish intellectual, Dr. Naomi Wolf, whose interviews and statements about this issue can be found on Rumble. See especially the videos and quotes in this article by Joe Hoft, “‘It’s Lies Built on Top of Lies… All These These Tyrannical Measures are Nonsensical…, Gateway Pundit, 12/11/21, https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/12/tyranical-measures-nonsensical-not-pandemic-emergency-anymore-dr-naomi-wolf-steve-bannons-war-room/   
Exhibit 6. Matt Vespa, “Australia Has Begun Building C*VID Concentration Camps,” TOWNHALL, 8/26/21, https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2021/08/26/australia-has-begun-building-covid-concentration-camps-n2594763. The graphic is a screen shot of a Twitter post embedded in the article.  
Exhibit 7. The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression (Harvard, 1999), photographs section depicting the Tuol Sleng prison in Cambodia. The caption reads: “The photographer said: ‘As a rule, I took the photographs as soon as the prisoners arrived, after a number had been pinned on them with a safety pin. If they arrived barechested, the number was pinned to their skin.'” A previous picture states that every man, woman and child “was photographed before being cruelly executed.” This photo is credited to Photo Archive Group/Tuol Sleng, Musee du genocide. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuol_Sleng_Genocide_Museum, and note the photograph “Mugshots of prisoners on display”: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuol_Sleng_Genocide_Museum#/media/File:Tuolsleng2c.jpg which type of display, as if these victims were trophies, can also be seen in the background in the photo directly above this young boy in The Black Book of Communism
Exhibit 8: Jack Philllips, “Germany Announces National Lockdown for Unvaccinated, The Epoch Times, 12/3/21,HERE.
Exhibit 9. Brendan O’Neill, Ibid.
Exhibit 11: Quote by Kelleigh Nelson, “‘Your Papers Please’ Is Only the Beginning, News With Views, 8/24/21, https://newswithviews.com/your-papers-please-is-only-the-beginning/
Exhibit  12: Dinesh D’Souza, “A Foretaste of Fascism,” The Epoch Times, 7/27/21, HERE. Please make every attempt to read this insightful brief article in its entirety. He may have this article posted also on one of his social media sites. 
“Stand therefore,
having your loins about with truth,
and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

…And [pray] for me,
that utterance may be given unto me,
that I may open my mouth boldly,
to make known the mystery of the Gospel.”

(Ephesians 6:14, 18)

Editor’s Note: My father’s brother, my uncle Don, published a book of Dad’s stories after he died, Lunch at the Igloo and Other Stories: A Tribute to the Great Depression by Paul Huling and Don Huling (Hither Page Press, Princeton, IL). You can read an excerpt here: https://herescope.net/2012/12/a-depression-christmas.html. Later my Uncle Don published some of their lighthearted war stories: A Trip on the Drunken Duchess: Stories of World War II and Beyond (Hither Page Press, 2009).