The Duggar scandal grows worse, on a daily basis. In a cold-blooded, and calculated way, it is quit fascinating. One needs to understand that, by being devotes and literally under the spiritual authority of Bill Gothard (pervert, and serial sexual harasser and deviant) Jim Bob Duggar has been able to literally get away with a crime that should see his family being split apart, and the children put in homes where they would be safe from the insanity which is destroying their lives.
It is called the umbrella of authority. Gothard ranks next to ‘god’- the late R. J. Rushdoony, who basically created this brand new version of Christianity. He was a disciple of Rushdoony until the man basically had his first wife committed as insane so that he could marry his girl-friend after divorcing the first wife. Gothard does not believe in divorce, so he and Rushdoony split. He remained, though a devoted disciple of Rushdoony’s new religion, Christian Reconstructionism.
You cannot separate this new religion from libertarian and extreme right politics. Rushdoony was tight with Robert Welch, who was the co-founder of the John Birch Society. Almost a modern-day Triumvirate, the third party in this glorious new vision for America was Fred Koch, father of Chuck & Dave. Rushdoony brought into the mix, Phyllis Schlafly, Tim & Beverly LaHaye, and Larry Pratt, Bill Gothard, Howard Phillips, and “Scary” Gary North. Larry Pratt is the white supremacist brains behind Patrick J. Buchanan. Gary North basically made Ron Paul what he is today. From Ron Paul sprang forth Rand Paul. David Barton, the ‘historian’ of the right is also part of this little group. Also part of it is Michael Ferris of the Home Schooling Legal Defense Fund. Politically, Howard Phillips helped create the Constitution Party. His son, Doug, is currently another sexual harassment disaster. We’re talking Moral Majority, American Values, Wall Builders, Concerned Women for America, and so forth and so on.
“...Of course not all conservatives are happy with the Reconstructionists in their midst, just as William F. Buckley was disconcerted with their ally Birchers. During the 2008 presidential campaign, none other than Robert Novak fretted that Reconstructionists comprised Mike Huckabee’s base….”
Next comes David Green of Hobby Lobby, who is/was tight with Bill Gothard, and is a connector linking Gothard to some Koch Machine Money. Also tight with this little group was Oral Roberts University, alma mater of Michele Bachmann. Other political devotes include Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Rick Santorum, and Rick Perry. (It should be noted that there are indications Perry is so disgusted with this bunch, he doesn’t want to have anything else to do with it.) They control mega-churches. They control home-schooling, and through Gothard’s character counts brainwashing, they have infiltrated almost every law-enforcement agency in the country. They also control via Gothard’s character brainwashing the United States Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, and have their hooks into the FBI, Homeland Security, and many major American corporations. Character Counts, is now operated by a front group which ties directly back to Bill Gothard, via his Advanced Training Institute (ATI). They are in most public schools in this country. I have been writing extensively on the topic for several years, including how Rushdoony and Gothard have corrupted Christianity. From here we go directly to Ayn Rand, Ron Paul, Gary North, home-schooling, libertarians, the Koch Brothers, and dear little Rand.
This brings us directly to the influence Bill Gothard had, not only on Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, but the entire state of Arkansas, where his character brainwashing, like the Borg, has assimilated the entire structure of the state, including Mike Huckabee.
“…Additionally, as numerous former Gothard followers have discovered, developing character traits like meekness and obedience can set individuals up for abuse. Gothard has long been criticized for counseling victims to give up their personal rights, to remain in abusive relationships, and to look for how their own poor choices (lack of character) could have caused the abuse. He is also known for habitually blaming victims of sexual violence. The secularized Character First approach does little to correct that imbalance in favor of abusers….”
Bill Gothard is under the umbrella of authority, NOT from God, but R. J. Rushdoony. Jim Bob Duggar is under Gothard’s umbrella of authority. Josh Duggar is under his father’s umbrella of authority. (Women don’t count). According to Rushdoony and Scary Gary North, the following crimes are punishable by death:
“...Under such a system, the list of civil crimes which carried a death sentence would include homosexuality, adultery, incest, lying about one’s virginity, bestiality, witchcraft, idolatry or apostasy, public blasphemy, false prophesying, kidnapping, rape, and bearing false witness in a capital case…”
But – pedophilia and child abuse are to be forgiven. They ARE basically white supremacists. Bill Gothard’s ATI materials are embargoed for anyone not part of his cult. I was recently told that one of the reasons is because of the strong current of white supremacy and racism that threads through it. Follow the bouncing ball, please. Gothard’s ATI materials became Character First, which is used in almost every law enforcement agency in the country. One of the most important aspects of character is blind obedience to authority. When you brainwash cops to blind obedience with a strong under-current of white supremacy and racism, you get cops who have no problem killing a young black male who refuses to submit to their authority, with absolute obedience.
Also, hidden from view, is a strong undercurrent of child abuse, pedophilia, spousal abuse, wife-beating, severe beating of children, and that old Duggar problem – incest. Unless the abused can break free of the cult-like brainwashing of authority, submission, and the legal contracts which almost subject them to life-long slavery to their church, none of this is mentioned. The cover-up is huge with the Duggars being not even the tip of the iceberg. I am a very strong advocate of home schooling done right. But, when done wrong it is a vehicle for total and complete domination of a child, incest, pedophilia, child pornography, spousal abuse, and absolute domination of a family.
Do you want to understand why Jim Bob Duggar was allowed to get away with what he did? It was quite easy. Unless you understand the political roots of the massive cult in which he is a member, and how extremely powerful it is, you can’t understand why Josh Duggar is like he is. All the psychological discussion on television, all the commentary, and the interviews don’t matter. None of it does. It doesn’t matter if Josh molested his little sisters. They are females. In the patriarchal world, they are nothing, worthless, useless. What you need to understand is half the people running for POTUS on the GOP ticket are disciples of Bill Gothard. He controls them. He is literally the most powerful person in this nation’s history. He is almost a dictator. That is why the Duggar Family has been allowed to get away with what they have. They are part of the scheme to take over the nation and turn it into a Dominionist land, where democracy is the tool of the devil. Only godly men, under the umbrella of authority from godly leaders who are directly chosen by God, will lead the nation, then the world.
Right now, the only politicians who are running for POTUS, who aren’t part of this truly sick world-view are the Democrats, Carley Florina, Donald Trump and Lindsey Graham. Everyone else is somehow controlled by the Gothard or the Koch Machine – and – unfortunately, they are almost one in the same.
That’s why Jim Bob Duggar, a powerful Arkansas Republican, has been able to get away with the same thing many of the leaders of the Christian Reconstruction movement have. They are powerful. They have managed to infiltrate all levels of state and local government. They control the cops, judges, state houses, and now most schools in the country. They control the media via FOX, and have infiltrated CNN. They control Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, Glenn Beck, Laura Ingraham, Michael Medved, Ann Coulter, and most of the leading far right bloggers.
As a nation, we are so screwed.