The reason why the world is in so much trouble, is that we’ve been living in a fantasy world of our own design. And, as this fantasy unravels, we clutch at it more and more fiercely. Unfortunately for the fantasy-clutchers, the fabric has already torn and reality is becoming visible.
The only question is…
Will our fantasies die fast enough to deal with reality?
Or, will our fantasies persist for long enough for reality to destroy us?
I suspect that these lies have been hand-crafted, to defeat us and hasten our day of reckoning.
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None So Blind As Those
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There is a profound saying that goes like this:
There Are None So Blind
As Those Who Will Not See
– John Heywood, 1546.
I’m afraid that this quote describes our society all too well. Good is bad. Evil is righteous. Honesty is deceitful. Lies are truth. War is peace. And peacefulness is aggression.
Our society has taken the world and turned it upside down. And, we have chosen to remake reality to reflect our basest desires. And, we have remade God into our own image.
We have created a caricature of reality that pleases us more than the real thing. And, we think that the future of our reality will rise to ever greater heights. The future is glorious in our minds, not realizing that we have squandered the past and destroyed what we thought of as our destiny.
We embraced a fantasy, and it has destroyed us.
I talked last week of the heresies that arose with the printing press and seminary. But, parallel to that foolishness, was a similar, more-secular corruption that arose with it. Alongside it.
As seminaries popped up everywhere, so did colleges and universities. As commentaries began to line the bookshelves of pastors, other kinds of books crept into our schools and libraries. The clever writings of Nietzsche, Marx and Sartre became required reading for the intellectual. And, when our society threw God out, they had nothing to replace Him in our lives, but our selves.
WE became the god that we worshiped. We proclaimed the need to believe in ourselves. We sought to discover what our heart would tell us, forgetting that this is the way of the fool.
A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.
– Proverbs 18:2
Our society has become a ship of fools. And, it is headed straight for the reef called reality.
When I was at university, we used to joke about majoring in underwater basket weaving. But, now it’s not a joke. Now we have degrees like Gender Studies, LGBT Studies, Comparative Religion, Puppetry and Golf Management.
And yes, you can get a degree in puppetry.
Why have we done this to ourselves?
Mainly, because we could. And yes, that really is an answer. We had an incredible amount of time and wealth on our hands, and we threw it at people who should have been cleaning floors instead of teaching classes.
I mean, that’s the answer for Sodom and Gomorrah. They had too much wealth and too much free time, so they destroyed themselves with it. And, part of the way that we destroyed ourselves, is by turning ourselves blind.
Remember the brouhaha over Global Warmingtm?
Yeah, it’s still around, but I bet that it’s going to die, real soon. Of course, it should have died a long time ago. But, a good lie, with enough money behind it, takes longer to die than you would think. But, I’m still mystified by its persistence.
The same goes for a bunch of other things like this transgender foolishness, the hordes of migrants flowing over US and European borders, and the rise of socialism. Mentioning ANY disagreement over these ideas, and you could find yourself in jail, in some countries.
Think of the host of horrible events that we have accepted and embraced:
Sex without consequences
The Invasion of Iraq
Heroin from Afghanistan
The destruction of Libya
The supply lines from Turkey to ISIS
The theft and lies by the Clintons
The National Debt
The protected status of Islam
I could go on, but I won’t. We would be here all day, if I listed every horrifying evil that we have accepted as good. The point is that we’ve built this fantasy world based on lie after lie after lie. And, it has been woven so deeply into the fabric of western society, that we have no hope of unraveling it all and getting back to an authentic view of reality.
Worse, we sit at the doorstep of judgment. We’re at the exact same place where Israel stood, before it was destroyed. And, poor Jeremiah was the prophet who had to watch it all fall apart. He was the one who was given the job of pointing out the lies, knowing that Israel would not hear.
God told the prophet Jeremiah to say this:
Declare this in the house of Jacob, and publish it in Judah, saying,
Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not:
Fear ye not me? saith the Lord: will ye not tremble at my presence, which have placed the sand for the bound of the sea by a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass it: and though the waves thereof toss themselves, yet can they not prevail; though they roar, yet can they not pass over it?
But this people hath a revolting and a rebellious heart; they are revolted and gone.
Neither say they in their heart, Let us now fear the Lord our God, that giveth rain, both the former and the latter, in his season: he reserveth unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest.
Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have withholden good things from you.
I was going to just quote verse 21, but I realized that it described us all too well. We have forsaken the fear of God. We have changed Him into that of a kindly old man upstairs who wrings his hands at our awful sin and wouldn’t harm a fly.
We have lost our fear of God. Because of that, we have sinned and sinned and sinned and sinned some more. And therefore, God has withheld good things from us.
Please beware the bad things that are coming.
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Homo Credulus – International Man
For those of you who don’t know, ‘credulous’ means gullible. And, ‘credulous’ is the anglicized version of the latin word ‘credulus’. And, the writer of this piece emphasizes the utter and complete gullibility of mankind.
How utterly stupid we are. And, our stupidity has been harnessed by those who are corrupt. Evil men and women have taken this talent for stupidity, and used it to murder billions, steal trillions and enslave the world.
Why do you think that God COMMANDS us to not alter a single word of His Bible?
BECAUSE WE ARE STUPID!!!
I can’t tell you how many times I have pointed out portions of the Bible to people who are preaching heresy. They don’t care. They love their delusion. They love their lies. They make them feel good, and the alternative would cause them to be ostracized.
Please, stop believing in lies. I know that most of you don’t follow the lies, since the truth would have chased you away a long time ago. But, your neighbors… your fellow members of your church… all of them willingly embrace lies. All of them.
I would love to say ‘not all’, but there are so few who embrace reality, that honesty compels me to continue to say ‘all’. Worse, you and I have had to pay a heavy price for demanding that people speak and believe the truth. No one wants the truth, so they do everything that they can to chase after the lie.
I had quite a few people unsubscribe after I mentioned that our seminaries are a huge source of lies and corruption. They couldn’t take the truth, so they left.
People, if the Bible doesn’t say something, you do not have permission from God to say that it’s the truth. And, saying that something is truth, when God doesn’t, is a sin.
If you are a pretribber, you are sinning before God, because you claim that something is true, when it is NOT IN THE BIBLE.
If you are an AMILLENNIALIST or POSTMILLENNIALIST, you are destined for Hell, because you have taken away from the words of God. You have ripped out Chapter 20 from Revelation, and God said that you would burn in Hell for that.
If you speak against the coming salvation of Israel, you have sinned against God.
If you believe that sprinkling is baptism, you have sinned against God.
And, I have to stop there, before I go on a rant about all the other stupid evils that Christians have turned towards.
There ARE good Christians who have not embraced lies. But, there are so few of us, that I am truly disheartened. I am amazed at love of lies.
When Paul spoke of a great falling away, He wasn’t kidding.
Please. Everyone. Stop being gullible and stupid. You’ve got to stop this. And, you need to do it now.
Marriage Rates Down, Cohabitating Rates Up: It’s Not Just Student Debt to Blame – Mish Talk
1989 was hardly the ‘year of morality’, yet we were far, far more moral then, than we are now. And, there are two graphs in this article that show this clearly:
Living Together: 6.7%
Living together: 20.5%
That’s for 25-34 year olds.
And, you can bet that there are a lot fewer virgins among the singles in 2016, than there were in 1989. And, the ’80s were hardly a ‘moral decade’. Not even close.
Basically, we’ve destroyed ourselves. The judgment of God upon us, will merely be the logical conclusion that we are all asking for.
20 years, 700 victims: Southern Baptist sexual abuse spreads as leaders resist reforms – Houston Chronicle
The Southern Baptists, too?
Yeah. Them too.
Not all of them, but far too many.
I was actually at that convention in Indianapolis, as a volunteer. And, I had not known that this woman was presenting her case.
Again, the problem is that the seminaries have taught that pastors are THE LEADER and should never be allowed to be criticized. And, that kind of ‘holier than thou’ attitude is EXACTLY why we are suffering so many problems.
Yes, the Bible says that an elder should be accused by two or more witnesses. But, when he is accused and found to be guilty, HE MUST BE PUNISHED!
I understand the problem of sexual abuse. It can – at times – be hard to prove. But, part of that is because these men have been careful to make sure that no one can catch them. And, the elders that they gather around themselves have supported them.
These are wolves that have taken over flocks, and they will suffer an eternity in Hell. I might say that what they’ve done deserves death, and it’s true. But, they will get something far, far worse than mere death.
Jesus said this:
But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
– Matthew 18:6
To put it another way, it would have been better to commit the sin of suiced, than to do this.
Worse, this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Again, the blame lies squarely with the seminaries and the false teaching that Pastors should NEVER be criticized. This is a lie. It’s heresy. It’s evil.
Your pastor should be respected. But, he’s no better and no higher than anyone else. For your good and for his good, you should never give them more respect than they deserve.
And, we only have ourselves to blame for allowing this.
We could UNdo this, but we won’t. We have become too corrupt. And, the only real way to UNcorrupt a church, is persecution. So, God will hand us over. In fact, the Bible speaks of this for individuals:
To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
– 1 Corinthians 5:5
That was for a unjust and corrupt man who was engaged in horrible sin. But, the same applies for whole churches. If there is to be ANY hope for our churches, we must be handed over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh.
Only then can we be purified.
Plummeting insect numbers ‘threaten collapse of nature’ | Environment | The Guardian
This is real, and it has been confirmed by too many good sources to be ignored – even IF this article comes from The Guardian.
There are SOME insects that should not be allowed to live. Mosquitoes, ticks, flies, etc. But, we can’t live without the insects that we are losing, right now.
We desperately need pollinators. Without them, we’re in a lot of trouble. And, our pollinators are dying out. And, we aren’t talking about the cause. Or, if we are, we’re doing so with such a hushed tone, that the issue isn’t being heard.
We must stop the killing of our pollinators. But, we won’t, because God has handed us over to those who are evil.
Insect Apocalypse: The Global Food Chain Is Experiencing A Major Extinction Event And Scientists Don’t Know Why
Michael Snyder has picked up on the same article from the Guardian, but he has even more to say and other articles to reference.
For instance, I did NOT know that phytoplankton have declined at an exponential rate. Here is the bit of text that Michael quotes from Chris Martenson:
Fewer phytoplankton means less thiamine being produced. That means less thiamine is available to pass up the food chain. Next thing you know, there’s a 70% decline in seabird populations.
This is something I’ve noticed directly and commented on during my annual pilgrimages to the northern Maine coast over the past 30 years, where seagulls used to be extremely common and are now practically gone. Seagulls!
Next thing you know, some other major food chain will be wiped out and we’ll get oceans full of jellyfish instead of actual fish.
Unfortunately, we are already seeing a rise in jellyfish off the coasts of Europe and North America. This is really, really bad news.
It’s almost as if we have conspired to bring about all that awful events of the Last Days.
Please, everyone, the Books of Daniel and Revelation were not intended to be instruction manuals. They were warnings, not guides.
Why I Satirize Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (THE SAAD TRUTH_844) – YouTube
Whenever someone mentions the Dunning-Kruger effect, my ears perk up. And, Professor Dunning was the guy who taugh Gad Saad.
Our world is HORRIBLY afflicted by the Dunning-Kruger Effect. It’s terrible. So terrible, that I’ll give you the definition.
Are you sitting down?
Okay, here it is:
In the field of psychology, the Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which people of low ability have illusory superiority and mistakenly assess their cognitive ability as greater than it is. The cognitive bias of illusory superiority comes from the inability of low-ability people to recognize their lack of ability. Without the self-awareness of metacognition, low-ability people cannot objectively evaluate their competence or incompetence.
As described by social psychologists David Dunning and Justin Kruger, the cognitive bias of illusory superiority results from an internal illusion in people of low ability and from an external misperception in people of high ability; that is, “the miscalibration of the incompetent stems from an error about the self, whereas the miscalibration of the highly competent stems from an error about others.”
Okay, that was written by someone who might be suffering a little bit from the Dunning Kruger effect. So, let’s put it in better terms. My terms:
Some people are so stupid, that they think that they’re smart.
Some people are so smart, that they think that they’re stupid.
Much better. So, if you KNOW that you’re stupid, you’re probably smart. If you think that you’re smart… well …just don’t tell anyone. Keep it a secret.
I’m stupid, and enjoying it.
America Wants Legal Immigrants – YouTube
The rational, logical way to deal with immigration. The kind of immigration that we had in the ’70s. And, when I was playing this, Mrs. Little says, “Hey, that’s how my dad came to America!”
Yeah. He had skills that America needed.
We don’t do that anymore. Now, we have a ‘visa lottery’. The idiot who thought THAT one up, should be pilloried. EVERYWHERE. With tar and feathers.
What My Chinese Wife HATES About the USA – YouTube
What you will see here is the REAL TAIWAN. And, the location is Kaohsiung, which just south of us, here in Tainan. And, the American guy who is doing this video LOVES traditional Chinese food.
I am truly horrified by it. And, Mrs. Little laughed at me while I was watching this, since I was shaking my head in horror. And, when I wasn’t shaking my head, I cringed.
The other interesting thing is that Laowhy86’s wife, Vivi, is tall for a Chinese woman, but MUCH shorter than him. I remember the moment when someone said to Mrs. Little, “you don’t look tall, when you stand next to your husband.”
Of course, Mrs. Little had to translate this to me, and we both laughed. My wife is literally half my size, but she’s tall for Taiwan.
Anyway, this is a good comparison between the US and Taiwan (and China).
Oh, and there are a couple disturbing moments in this video. So, let me explain by saying that Kaohsiung is pretty ‘hillbilly’ by Taiwanese standards.
As I have often said, the Taiwanese are completely adorable, and absolutely annoying.
And yes, for all that, I truly love Taiwan.
Actually, Econ 101 Is Incredibly Important | AIER
Reality has a way of fixing the problem of stupidity – usually, by killing off those who are stupid.
However, I think that you’ll agree with me that there are better solutions to the problem of stupidity – such as a class in economics. They call it the dreary science, but Economics is only ‘dreary’ because it describes reality. Unfortunately, it doesn’t describe reality as well as it should, since even the best economists make unrealistic assumptions. And, Oil is one of them. But, the somewhat over optimistic economic education is better than none.
And, right now, we pretty much have none – which is why we have so many socialists running around.
Some have decried the danger of JUST knowing a little economics. But, as this article so cleverly states, there’s worse than that:
The true danger is not knowledge of “only” Econ 101. The true danger is ignorance even of Econ 101.
Our society has lost it’s ability to understand what economics teaches. Stuff like this, from the article:
Our world is one of unavoidable scarcity, and so to use more resources to produce guns is to have fewer resources available to produce butter. There’s no such thing as a free lunch, a free gun, or a free anything else.
Wealth is goods and services; wealth is not money. And so to create more money without creating more goods and services is to create, not more wealth, but only more inflation — along with the distortions and uncertainties that inflation unleashes.
When the cost that a person incurs to take some action rises, the attractiveness to that person of taking that action falls. This fact is why higher taxes on carbon emissions reduce carbon emissions, and why higher taxes on income-earning activities reduce income-earning activities.
Profits are entrepreneurs’ reward for successfully satisfying consumers’ wants; profits are neither stolen from consumers nor extracted from workers. Therefore, the greater the good performed in the market by entrepreneurs, the higher the entrepreneurs’ profits.
Prices and wages aren’t arbitrary. They’re set in markets by consumers competing against each other to purchase goods and services, and by sellers competing against each other to sell goods and services. Sellers in competitive markets no more control prices than do buyers.
Because of the principle of comparative advantage, it’s literally impossible for one country to monopolize the production of all goods and services.
That’s ECON 101. The basics. And, those basics should be taught to every high school student across America.
To put it another way:
Everyone should be required to understand reality.
But, reality is so dreary. So, let’s watch television instead.
I truly hope that you’ll be ready for this
A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished. – Proverbs 22:3
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