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The term carpetbagger, used exclusively as a pejorative term, originated from the carpet bags (a form of cheap luggage made from carpet fabric) which many of these newcomers carried. The term came to be associated with opportunism and exploitation by outsiders. The term is now used in the United States to refer to a parachute candidate, that is, an outsider who runs for public office in an area without having lived there for more than a short time, or without having other significant community ties.[citation needed]

In the United Kingdom at the end of the 20th century, carpetbagger developed another meaning: in British English it refers to people who join a mutual organization, such as a building society, in order to force it to demutualize, that is, to convert into a joint stock company. Such individuals are seeking personal financial gain through such actions.[3]

The Republican Party in the South comprised three groups after the Civil War, and white Democratic Southerners referred to two with derogatory terms. "Scalawags" were white Southerners who supported the Republican party, "carpetbaggers" were recent arrivals in the region from the North, and freedmen were freed slaves.[4] Although "carpetbagger" and "scalawag" were originally terms of opprobrium, they are now commonly used in the scholarly literature to refer to these classes of people. Politically, the carpetbaggers were usually dominant; they comprised the majority of Republican governors and congressmen. However, the Republican Party inside each state was increasingly torn between the more conservative scalawags on one side and the more Radical carpetbaggers with their black allies on the other. In most cases, the carpetbaggers won out, and many scalawags moved into the conservative or Democratic opposition.[citation needed]

Most of the 430 Republican newspapers in the South were edited by scalawags—20 percent were edited by carpetbaggers. White businessmen generally boycotted Republican papers, which survived through government patronage.[5][6]

Opportunists are people who see a chance to gain some advantage from a situation, often at the expense of ethics or morals. An opportunist seizes every opportunity to improve things for himself.

"A CARPETBAGGER IS AN OPPORTUNIST." These opportunistic carpetbaggers have been planted at midnight amongst the wheat. Carpetbaggers have infiltrated many industries today. Amazingly they have invaded the Natsarim belief system.

CARPETBAGGERS ARE A MIXTURE. This mixture is worldliness combined with religion and knowledge, which they use to knock out the next generation or any opponents. Carpetbaggers/Scalawags are planted right next to us, and the instruction is not to pull up these Scalawags, but let them grow together with us. When they mature for harvest the wheat bears fruit/behaviour befitting a spiritual bride, while the tares bear no fruit/behaviour, except the mixture where they excret a poisonous gas trying to destroy the wheat. During the harvest the wheat and the tares are separated into respective bundles, the wheat is stored in the barn/New Jerusalem, whilst the tares are set on fire and burned.

This instruction shows us the ways of Yahusha, our behaviour has to bear the fruits of scriptural behaviour, not that of the carpetbaggers poisonous fake mixture. We must not be asleep under the carpetbaggers intoxicating poison's on distinguishing between these 2 behaviours, lest we are snared into the mixture. The 3 Rules are a great help for us to see the different behaviours and make the right distinction, to esteem Yahusha in our behaviour. And so is our situation until harvest. Young people please walk past the carpetbaggers/scalawags, recognise the foul stench of their poisonous opportunistic behavioural mindset, their Alahim is money. These skalawags hate The 3 Rules and rail against anyone using them, because this behaviour reveals their carpetbaggerism.