As a follow up to my previous post of Harper’s 1997 speech, I figured I should provide a link to the group he was talking to, the Council for National Policy.
When doing a simple google search, a website of their own doesn’t appear immediately, so I’m going to do some more digging. The Wikipedia entry covers it well, but there’s other analysis of the group out there, most of which are linked from the disinfopedia site.
Although I had read about them previously, I wasn’t aware that Tim LaHaye was the founder. If you’re unfamiliar with his work, Mr. LaHaye is a minister, and the author of the Left Behind series of novels that imagines what would happen if the Rapture hit us now. Here’s the description of the first novel, fromt he above linked site.
A Novel of the Earth’s Last Days
Passengers aboard a Boeing 747 en route to Europe disappear. Instantly. Nothing remains except their rumpled piles of clothes, jewelry, fillings, surgical pins, and the like.
Vehicles, suddenly unmanned, careen out of control. People are terror-stricken as loved ones vanish before their eyes.
Some blame space aliens. Others claim a freak of nature. Still others say it was a high-tech military attack by a world conqueror.
But airline captain Rayford Steele’s wife had warned him of this very event. If Irene Steele was right, both she and their young son have disappeared. What about their older daughter? Lake Rayford, Chloe had been skeptical.
In the midst of global chaos, Rayford must search for his family, for answers, for truth. As devastating as the disappearances have been, the darkest days may lie ahead.
Terror and chaos continues worldwide as the cataclysm unfolds. For those left behind, the apocalypse has just begun.
In this moving novel, Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye offer an account of what life might be like for those left behind when millions vanish. Left Behind will intrigue you, entertain you, and challenge you. And when you realize it represents an event that millions believe will actually occur, it could change your life.
Fun stuff, eh?
Now, I’m not one to poke fun of a person’s religious beliefs, by any stretch of the imagination. At the same time, I wonder about electing to office people who believe the Rapture mythololgy is a fact. I think it’s too obvious to point out that a leader who believes that the Rapture could come any day may not be in the best interests of long term societal development. Heck, I still remember when Saint Ronald Reagan said “We will be the last generation on Earth.” back in the day.
To quote Count Floyd…. “Scary stuff, kids!”