And behold, they cried out, saying,
What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God?
Art thou come hither to torment us before the time? Matthew 8:29
When I opened my email box this morning, I received a message from a friend recommending that I view a You Tube Video published August 27, 2015 by The Official Hagmann & Hagmann Report stating URGENT MESSAGE: HEAR THIS! Since it was only a 4 minute 37 second long video, I looked at it while waiting for my coffee to finish brewing.
At the start we see the newly designed Hagmann & Hagmann Watchmen Unleashed logo which shows a photo of Father and Son centered within a Double Circle of protection. The background is a navy-black night sky, stormy with a heavy lightning bolt. On the lower right is a vague image of a house and what appears to be a man-made source of light. A spooky male voice asks, Have you felt it? Then what seems to be the voice of Doug Hagmann says something which I have trouble understanding…driving through a storm… I imagine it… tumbling down the rabbit hole…In the meantime across the screen is written in caps, JESUS IS COMING… and then ARE YOU READY?
We then view Douglas Hagmann behind the desk of his office. He solemnly tells us “This is an important broadcast…an important news update…” Well, I don’t know what your video experience will be like, but at that point an ad popped out. You know, one of those annoying things that you can’t avoid until it has played a certain number of seconds. It sort of dispelled the magical spell of seriousness that was being cast.
We discover that Doug Hagmann has read an article posted by The Free Thought Project on August 26, 2015, and written by Matt Agorist called US Military Now Has Authority to “Capture and Punish” Journalists Who They Deem Belligerent”. Agorist quotes another news source for their interpretation of the guidelines written on journalists which is found in the June 12, 2015 publication release of the Department of Defense Law of War Manual. This article loosely interprets the Law of War Manual, and would appear to be designed to put fear into our souls. We are told that journalists, if deemed belligerent, may find themselves locked up in Guantanamo. Hagmann equally gives credence to a loose interpretation of these guidelines, stating that he has heard from two sources on this matter that Homeland Security, FEMA, etc. desire to implement identical guidelines.
I suggest to the Reader that they take a look around the Department of Defense Law of War Manual, linked in the prior paragraph. It is quite lengthy, but easily understood, as it is orderly and properly referenced. Chapter 4 identifies Classes of Persons beginning on page 98. Under 4:3 on page 103, we will find what is meant by Lawful Combatants and Unprivileged Belligerents. Read these legal definitions carefully. On page 162, 4:19, Rights and Duties, and Liabilities of Unprivileged Belligerents are described. And then in 4:24, we find that Journalists are discussed on pages 173-4.
When one takes the time to read the careful legal handling of the Law of War Manual, one is impressed with the reasonableness of this document. One gets the impression that it is Doug Hagmann himself that has the seditious nature. My own father was the sole owner and publisher of a weekly newspaper in Seattle, and he was known in Washington state for his award winning editorials and photography. He was very much the patriot during World War II, and thereafter, and let us know that it had been illegal during war time for anyone to photograph military bases, etc. as it might be interpreted as spying for the enemies which were fighting against our nation. In times of war, this is a serious matter.
The Alternative News Media is nothing more than Yellow Journalism; that is, it presents articles which are not well researched or even legitimate news, with headlines written to employ sensationalism in order to attract readership. Douglas Hagmann, who claims to be a journalist and an expert on tactical surveillance, does not present us with a carefully considered, truthful assessment of the Department of Defense’s Law of War Manual. What is more, he tries to tie his faulty journalistic reports to the Second Coming of Jesus, both at the beginning and at the end of his videos.
Hagmann declares that we must exercise civil disobedience and protect our First Amendment rights. From the ivory tower in his Wabbit Hole, he courageously asserts that “I’ll be the first one to go…..” At the end of the video we see two ads, one regarding their broadcast times, and the other encouraging us to Join their Marketplace at the junction of two road signs, Buyer’s Road & Seller’s Lane. Then we read THE END ISN’T NEAR… and lightning and the crashing of thunder are presented to us, and we read THE END IS HEAR……(Now what does that mean? The End is Hear??? Do you mean Here?) We are then asked ARE YOU READY? Black and White stormy skies show. JESUS IS COMING… The weird thing is that the lightning bolt is hitting Joe Hagmann’s head. (Is he going to be sacrificed, I wonder?) HAVE YOU FELT IT?