It has been a turbulent week. More evidence is coming out that I was right about the Wuhan Coronavirus, but being right isn’t making me happy. A shell-shocked economy continues to decline. Social distancing is looking like a new mantra for aspiring socialists. Free speech is ending. Riots have broken out over the police killing of George Floyd, and the riots look bad. Obamagate seems to be turning more serious, and the Democrats STILL want to steal the 2020 election.
And, last but not least, I finished my first installment of my next series:
Where We Go From Here, Part 1: The Crisis of Financial Confidence
It’s going to be a bumpy ride, kids.
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Our society is entering an unprecedented level of turmoil that will shake everyone and everything. Those of us who stand on shaky foundations will fall. Those with a firm foundation will not. But, even those of us with strong foundations will suffer. And I don’t know about you, but I just don’t like suffering. Not a bit.
Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of ‘firm foundation’ going around.
Take our churches as an example:
How many place God and His Son at the center of their lives?
How many Christians put God before spouse, family, job, money and themselves?
Yeah. Not many.
Well, there is no firmer foundation that God, and since we’ve turned our back on Him…
What else does our society stand on?
I just don’t know how to construct a society that works, without God. Marriages don’t work without God. Family doesn’t work without God. Government and banking doesn’t work without God. Social structures don’t work without God.
Yeah, they’ll work for a short time without God, but not long term. I’m actually seeing the effects of this up-close and personal, here in Taiwan. My wife left Taiwan when she was a teenager, and she talked about society’s concept of god. (And yes, god with a ‘lowercase g’.) Because the Taiwanese believed in a deity that would punish them for wrongdoing, Taiwanese society was far more honest than it is today. And, things are getting worse.
Taiwan is still better than the US, but she is following America’s lead. And, that ‘lead’ is all downhill. And, because the economy will continue to decline, this loss of moral foundation will lead to more and more violence. Moral values put limits on violence, and I don’t see any limits in the riots that started in Minneapolis.
What was it that Jesus said about this?
That’s right, this:
And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
You can’t have love without moral values. You just can’t, because love is about choosing to sacrifice your own desires for the needs of others. And, you can only get to that kind of love with moral values. But, you can’t have moral values without God.
Some have tried to build a case for ‘moral values’ without God, but it just doesn’t work. History proves that. Time after time, people have tried to create a society that didn’t have God in it, and they failed. Every. Single. Time.
With such a track record of failure, you’d think that they’d just give up trying to erase God from society. But, morons will be morons, so expect more moron-ism.
So please, everyone, if you’ve been a moron and have taken God out of first place in your life, now is the time to change that. Only morons put God second, so stop that.
Now, what else….
Oh yes. I finished part one of Where We Go From Here. It didn’t go like I planned. I wanted to talk about the economy, but wound up talking about the idea of money and what caused this idea to change in our minds. We really do need to understand this concept because money will be part of how the New World Order morons will try to take over.
And yes, they’re morons, ‘cuz they are doomed to fail. But, that’s a topic for another time.
When the Antichrist and his Beast System rise, he will have a far more perfect solution for dominating the world. And a big clue about this will be found, here:
And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Money is one way that the elites have dominated the world, and the Antichrist will perfect that domination. It certainly won’t be the only thing that he does, but it will certainly be a cornerstone of his plans.
Lord willing, I will actually get to the economy, what it means and where it’s going, next week.
Now, let’s get into some of the links that I saw this past week. Again, if you see articles or videos that I missed, let me know in the comment section. And, don’t hesitate to tell me how I got something wrong. I’ll want proof, but I will appreciate those who do that.
I Was Right, But It Doesn’t Make Me Happy To Say That
I normally do not like being right on what I write. I do not like doom and gloom writing. In fact, I hate it. I’m just thankful that my timing is bad.
Never trust my timing. Never.
But, there is one thing that I am very glad to be right about:
The Wuhan Coronavirus.
It was not – and is not – as bad as the government experts claimed that it was. And, I stress GOVERNMENT experts. The NON-government experts who actually knew what they were talking about, tended to get it right.
I started yelling about the need to not get hysterical over this virus, but no amount of yelling is going to shut down mass hysteria, once it takes hold. You just need to wait for it to burn itself out.
Unfortunately, the government responded to the hysteria by destroying our economy and way of life. We were doomed, anyway, but we could have held off the economic collapse until next year, or the year after. But, we couldn’t wait, so here we are.
Anyway, we have some great articles on the subject. And, the first one is from The American Institute for Economic Research, or AIER:
Focus on the Covid-19 Death Rate – AIER
Gregory van Kipnis did a thorough examination of the death rates from COVID-19 and found very little difference between the Wuhan Coronavirus and Influenza. Yes, they are different viruses, but their death rates are remarkably similar.
And then, Daniel Horowitz from the Conservative Review looked at the CDC results and came to the same conclusion:
Horowitz: The CDC confirms remarkably low coronavirus death rate. Where is the media? – Conservative Review
And, he says this:
The CDC just came out with a report that should be earth-shattering to the narrative of the political class, yet it will go into the thick pile of vital data and information about the virus that is not getting out to the public. For the first time, the CDC has attempted to offer a real estimate of the overall death rate for COVID-19, and under its most likely scenario, the number is 0.26%. Officials estimate a 0.4% fatality rate among those who are symptomatic and project a 35% rate of asymptomatic cases among those infected, which drops the overall infection fatality rate (IFR) to just 0.26% — almost exactly where Stanford researchers pegged it a month ago.
For this, we destroyed the economy, and destroyed the lives of hundreds of millions of people. For all the years that I’ve been writing about the eventual collapse of our economy and civilization, I never expected the world to end in such a shameful and stupid way.
We are SUCH MORONS.
But, there’s more, this time from 21st Century Wire:
Canada: 81 percent of Coronavirus Deaths are in Nursing Homes – 21st Century Wire
That should tell us something, but it won’t – at least, it won’t mean anything to our ‘dear leaders’.
Did you know that the governor of New York actually demanded that those residents suffering with COVID-19, be allowed to return to their nursing homes?
His chances for becoming President in the upcoming election, just went to zero. How disgusting.
And, I’m even MORE disgusted by how my favorite place on the planet – Israel – handled this pandemic. And, I’m not the only one.
In this article, Dr. Yoram Lass, who was Israel’s Minister of Health between 1992 and 1996, for the Labor Party, is thoroughly disgusted by how this was handled:
‘Nothing can justify this destruction of people’s lives’ – spiked
I’m astounded that a Labor Party politician (and physician and scientist) could be so logical. There aren’t very many Israeli politicians that I like, but now there’s another one. Yoram Lass.
And, let’s not forget the psychological toll that all of this has had – and will have – on people. Michael Snyder talks about this on his website, End of the American Dream:
The High Cost Of Locking Down America: “We’ve Seen A Year’s Worth Of Suicide Attempts In The Last Four Weeks” – End Of The American Dream
If I didn’t have faith in God, I would probably want to commit suicide myself if my life was as completely destroyed as theirs. We’re talking about the complete destruction of hopes and dreams for hundreds of millions of people in America. And, far too many of them do not see how they’ll be able to recover from what has happened to them.
The death of hope is a killer, especially when all that you have to look forward to is never ending misery.
Dr. Klajdi Bregu adds to what Michael Snyder says in his own article on Mises Wire:
Three Ways Lockdowns Are Costing Human Lives | Mises Wire
There are three ways that this insane lockdown is killing people:
Deaths of Despair
Deaths Due to Lack of Preventive Care
Deaths Because of Hunger and Malnourishment
We’ve already seen the first two, but the third is coming. And, it will be bad.
It drives me nuts when I think that we could have prevented so much of this. But, wait… there’s something MORE that’s making me crazy:
The assault on hydroxychloroquine.
They are deliberately using poorly designed and administered studies to discredit the use of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) taken with zinc and azithromycin. And, it appears that India has realized that HCQ actually works. Here’s there article:
HCQ breakthrough: ICMR finds it’s effective in preventing coronavirus, expands its use
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has seen good and effective results. But, you won’t see any of that in the mainstream media. They want you terrified and buying expensive medications from Big Pharma.
How sickening. That’s right, Big Pharma makes me sick!
The End Of Free Speech
If you saw my post on the crisis of financial confidence, you’ll know that our idea of money is in crisis – a crisis of confidence. You don’t see it right now, because these things get started slowly before accelerating. But, it’s there. And, as this crisis of confidence gathers steam, governments will respond with a stronger and stronger attempt to suppress your right to speak out about this.
They literally don’t have any other choice. After all of the corruption and mismanagement, their only way to stay in power is to lie and lie and lie and lie some more – and to suppress any information that would reveal the fact that they lied.
They have already laid the ground rules with terms like ‘hate speech’ and ‘terroristic threats’. And, France is leading the way in that area:
France’s Determination to End Free Speech
But, what happens when it starts to become apparent that the government lied and mismanaged this entire pandemic?
What will happen when people are angry that they no longer have a job or enough food to eat?
The government will do its best to silence you. You will not be allowed to speak. You just won’t. And, they will enlist the help and assistance of the high tech companies in social media to make sure that your voice is never heard.
Right now, you still have some free speech left. Some. But, as the economic collapse gathers steam, what little that you have left will disappear. You can count on it.
Yes, Trump is pushing back against censorship on social media, and I’m glad to see that he’s forcing them to act more responsibly. He’s focusing on Twitter, but it’s big problem everywhere in mainstream social media.
Here are 33 Examples of Twitter’s Anti-Conservative Bias from News Busters – and just the highlights:
What Twitter Has Done to Trump:
Fact-checking Trump’s tweets
Censorship of pro-Life Team Trump videos
No enforcement of policy for Democrats
Labeling simple photos of Trump as “sensitive content”
Removing Trump’s Twitter account (President Trump’s personal Twitter account had disappeared in 2017 for 11 minutes)
How Twitter Has Treated Other Conservatives:
Preventing a pro-life election ad
Senator Mitch McConnell’s campaign video
Candace Owens censored
Trump’s attorney censored
Turning Point founder Charlie Kirk censored
Fox News host Laura Ingraham censored
Conservative journalist censored
Conservative actor and Trump supporter censored
Conservative sites locked out
Another site banned for “platform manipulation” violations
Failure to enforce consistently
Criticism of Bernie Sanders is “sensitive content”
113 prominent conservatives censored between 2015-2019
How Twitter Defends the Left:
Protecting Joe Biden
Promoting liberal values
Protecting Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Working with Planned Parenthood
Preventing discussion about transgender ideology
Protecting former Rep. Katie Hill
Protecting liberal journalists from “Learn to code” (and yeah… disgusting!)
What Twitter Has Failed to Enforce:
Violence and doxxing from Antifa
Calls for violence against children
Chinese propaganda and misinformation
Terrorist recruiter’s video
Anti-Hong Kong protester propaganda
Noted anti-Semite Rev. Louis Farrakhan
China’s accusations against the U.S. go unchecked
Twitter’s Investment in Leftist Ideology:
Twitter partners with academics who called RNC speeches “hate”
Read the article itself, to see the details, but I hope that you have strong stomach. This obscene bias is thoroughly disgusting.
Oh, and the irony is that The Left is starting to realize that THEY are vulnerable to censorship, too:
“Everything About This Is Insane” – Begging Big Tech To Be Arbiters Of Truth Will Ultimately Backfire | Zero Hedge
How ironic. They don’t like ‘The Patriot Act’ and are being censored for it. Well, the left had better get ready for more of this.
Three Important Articles from Martin Armstrong
Of all the posts that Martin Armstrong made this past week, there were three that stood out:
The New Norm – Social Distancing Forever | Armstrong Economics
Coronavirus Bankruptcy Pandemic Continues | Armstrong Economics
Risk of Making Gold Illegal | Armstrong Economics
They are such required reading that I will reproduce them here. But, you should bookmark his site and read everything that he says. I don’t know anyone outside of the Bible who has a clearer understanding of what is happening now and where we are going.
As I have said often, I have been repeatedly wrong on timing.
Martin Armstrong has not.
You ignore Martin at your peril.
The New Norm – Social Distancing Forever | Armstrong Economics
In discussions behind the curtain, it appears that there is also a hidden agenda to embrace Bill Gates’ virus for the purpose of suppressing our freedom. The Marxist Socialist Model that took over the world beginning with the Progressive Era at the turn of the 19th century is collapsing.
The unfunded liabilities and the perpetual model of borrowing with no intention of paying anything back are all coming to an end. It appears that there are people who foresee civil unrest becoming the real new norm as people realize that all the promises cannot be fulfilled.
The high-tech companies are rushing to get into the new market of social distancing apps, which the governments are covertly supporting as they did with cryptocurrencies to get people accustomed to surrendering all freedom. There is a deep-seated suspicion rising against Bill Gates where 40% of Republicans believe he is using the virus to implant tracking devices in the population as he has done in India. Meanwhile, we have government fining people €1000 euros for breaking social distancing regulations by taking a walk.
The exploitation of this virus is transforming society into a prison camp, and is no different from what I personally saw when I went behind the Berlin Wall before it fell. We have an onslaught on free speech as YouTube has now removed Michael Moore’s documentary, Planet of the Humans, on the fallacy of Climate Change. YouTube claimed the video violated a copyright infringement made by the British activist Toby Smith who just wants any dissent suppressed and is against free speech when it disagrees with him. We know there is a civil war coming when people try to suppress free speech — that is always the end result of left-wing tactics.
There is also consideration behind the curtain in Europe to PREVENT capital flight from the euro to the dollar. Europe may now default on all outstanding debt, converting it to PERPETUAL BONDS that will never need to be redeemed, and only pay artificially low interest rates forever. They are also looking at making gold illegal as was the case under Roosevelt in 1933.
Anyone who thinks that politicians are actually representing them must still believe in Santa Claus. Within 30 days of issuing gold back-bonds, which were sold in small denominations to the public, the Congress, with a stroke of a pen, repudiated the terms of the bonds. Suddenly, gold was now illegal. The bonds you just bought, assuming they were secure against inflation, were suddenly devalued. Anyone who thinks Europe will not do the same when they have ZERO choices remaining on the table is simply delusional.
The “new norm” is directed at preventing an uprising. They could care less about some pretend virus with a death rate of less than 2%. This is the marked excuse and the mainstream media is there to sell the “new norm,” which is rapidly taking shape as the old East German system of divide and conquer. Even our children will no longer be allowed to play together at school. EVERYTHING is being reshaped into something much more like a concentration camp as we are denied the right to free speech.
Welcome to the real battleground for the 2020 election. This is going to get very ugly. We have Joe Biden calling Trump a fool because he does not see masks as effective. Of course, CNN facts checks only Trump, but they never check Biden. Fact-checking itself is becoming just propaganda relabeled.
There is little doubt that face masks will not protect people for they are touching all sorts of things. There were even two studies on face masks. One study examined the effect of masks on seasonal coronaviruses (which cause many cases of the common cold) and found that surgical masks are helpful at reducing how much of a virus a sick person spreads. The other looked particularly at SARS-CoV-2 and found no effect of either surgical or fabric masks on reducing virus spread, but only had four participants and used a crude measure of viral spread.
Coronavirus Bankruptcy Pandemic Continues | Armstrong Economics
Hertz has now joined the ranks of filing for bankruptcy as this lockdown has caused car rentals to crash to virtually zero. Of course, Climate Change activists led by Bill Gates are celebrating. They cheer every bankruptcy they have managed to create with the absurd lockdowns were the first time in history you quarantine the entire population rather than just those who are sick.
The total economic destruction we have said is about $30 trillion in businesses. If we add real estate which cannot be sold, that is most likely $35-$45 trillion. Then add on top of that the coming wave of sovereign bond defaults which will include emerging markets that have witnessed their exports collapse. Global GDP is about $90 trillion. The global bond market is about $100 trillion.
Commercial Real Estate is worth about $32 trillion and Agricultural Real Estate about $27 trillion. Total residential Real Estate is about $170 trillion at the end of 2019. If we have to put a number of that we reach about $230 trillion.
The total world equity market at the end of 2019 was nearly $90 trillion.
Therefore, if we add up what I call Capital Formation, this is the combination of real estate, equities, and bonds. This number works out to be about $420 trillion.
Consequently, the economic contraction in just the current GDP of $90 trillion is about $30 trillion, and Capital Formation is probably about $120 trillion illiquid out of $420 trillion if they even tried to sell. Anyone who thinks that governments can possibly stimulate their way out of this or create hyperinflation by spending even $10 trillion are not taking into consideration the full scope of this economic collapse.
There is NO POSSIBLE way to restore the economy. We are NOT putting Humpty Dumpty back together again. Life has changed and the store all have their Social Distancing signs and plexiglass shield with employees all in masks despite the fact that the CDC at the outset said masks will not prevent you from getting any virus. They are used in Asia by people who were sick, not the other way around. You touch things and that is good enough with any virus. As one reader said, they wear masks when driving alone which is like wearing a condom while sleeping alone. That is the average mentality of people who just believe whatever they say on TV.
Even just a 10% correction of this magnitude across all sectors amounts to $42 trillion. There is NO AMOUNT of stimulus that will prevent an economic contraction into 2022. This will be a STAGFLATIONARY trend because this insane lockdown has also seriously reduced the world’s capacity to produce food. Food prices overall are rising faster than anyone realized. The increase last year was only 1% whereas this year the increase is touching 3% in just 8 weeks. This is the direct result of the destruction of the capacity to produce food which will threaten a rising famine over the next two years as well.
Risk of Making Gold Illegal | Armstrong Economics
We must understand one thing. This is an absolutely all-out major assault upon capitalism being led by the Socialists in union with the Climate Change and the Gates Foundation which has also been pushing the democratization of paper money. This means they are no about to allow any alternative to their agenda. This goes beyond the massive voter fraud we see coming for the 2020 election in the USA. As mentioned, Pelosi has snuck in the creation of a digital dollar, which Trump removed. They are out to remove Trump for their Socialist-Climate Change Agenda and Bill Gates will create a tracking system as he openly admits the government will know where you are are all times.
They are out to eliminate what they consider the black-economy. Look at places like Australia which have embraced Bill Gates. He just donated $10 million to launch a vaccine in Australia. They have made it a criminal act to even pat with $10,000 or more in cash. In Europe, it should come as no surprise that people are buying gold against the Euro democratization which is coming for that is the ONLY way out for the ECB which is trapped in this insane negative interest rate position.
It was Bill Gates that advised India to cancel its currency. Gates has used India and Africa as his Guinea Pig for his vaccines and his New Green World Order. Bill Gates already has 1 billion Indians already tagged biologically and they can be tracked even if they move. He is hell-bent on tracking every person on the planet. What’s next? Permits to have children?
The EU authorities will attempt at some point to demonetize gold, making it illegal to own as a private individual similar to that of what Roosevelt did in 1934 to Americans. They will do this to remove any path of resistance to their socialistic agenda.
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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Interesting that so much is hitting the fan all at the same time. Right on target with Armstrong’s panic/chaos/war cycles, which he has been saying for awhile now were going to peak at the same time and even he was not sure what to expect. Well here it is. I bought his latest Coronavirus report, the $14.95 one, and haven’t got into it yet but that is next.
I have always marveled at how thin the veneer of civilization is. Even with Christians, the default setting is to look out for number 1. As a travel nurse, when looking for housing for my latest assignment, I made plans with two landlords, one of which was a Christian and the other I’m not sure about, but prided herself on being humanitarian. Both revoked the agreement after we’d already made it, out of fear of covid. Interesting that society praises healthcare workers as heroes but then does things like this. If they got sick and needed care, what if they couldn’t get it because no one was willing to give the healthcare workers a place to live so they just didn’t take the job?
As for the rioting in Minneapolis and elsewhere, I understand the anger but at first did not understand why much of it was directed at store owners who had no control over the behavior of the police. Then I read a statement from one of the protesters, who said something to the effect of, ‘they say you never care until it comes to your front door. Well here we are, knocking at the front door.’ And I can totally sympathize with the rage black people must feel that white society in general has turned a blind eye to this for so long – the officer charged with murder, finally, had 12 previous complaints about which nothing was done. It is probably just the tip of an iceberg. What kind of creature can lean all his weight on someone’s neck with his knee, for 8 whole minutes, while the victim begs to be allowed to breathe, until he passed out? And had not resisted arrest, which is always the lie told to protect the police? Thank God for surveillance video and cell videos from onlookers. That didn’t get confiscated, as they often do. That officer needs to go to a prison with a very high percentage of black inmates, with no special protection given to him. He doesn’t deserve it.
And here’s the scary part. The predicted civil unrest is this bad over one murder – what will it be like when tens, then hundreds of thousands, and finally millions, of Americans have no food on the table? And figure out, belatedly, that their dear leaders have done this to them? I wonder if it would help Trump in the next election if this happens soon, as it is clearly the Dems arguing for continued lockdown and Trump is encouraging getting back on the road. It would be poetic justice for the Pelosi contingent, and I think they SHOULD be dragged out of their houses and drawn and quartered. She/they don’t deserve protection either.
You quoted a study in a previous post that said only about 10% of the population actually thinks for themselves, the rest pretty much believe what they’re told, as Hitler instinctively knew. Armstrong echoes this, and his entire investment strategy – which never fails – revolves around the idea that “the majority have to be wrong, we need someone to trade against.” It is so puzzling, the facts are out there but so few bother to search them out. The media is definitely biased but there is still an alternative media; it is coming out that the CDC said before the hysteria that masks are not helpful; that social distancing is not effective, etc etc. By the time we reach the tipping point where a majority of sheeple get it, far too much damage will have been done; it already has, but the fallout hasn’t completely come home to roost yet. But I am encouraged by one thing – the PTB have been counting on virus hysteria to keep us from rioting. Let Minneapolis be a lesson to them that it will not.
I feel very sorry for the black community. They have been used as a tool for decades by psychopathic politicians. And, I blame Lyndon Baines Johnson for at least part of the problem. That [person of uncertain parentage] deliberately enslaved the black community with his ‘war on poverty’. And yeah, he knew what he was doing.
And then, there’s the racism among our own churches. How DARE a ‘white’ church tell a black family to go to a ‘black’ church! How DARE churches support segregation and slavery! How DARE Christians try to whitewash the evils of slavery before the Civil War!
It makes me mad just thinking about it.
Unfortunately, anger isn’t the solution. If it was, the problem would have been solved long ago.
The solution is to forgive the unforgivable. It’s the only way to get free from the bitterness, anger and depression that destroys everything in its path.
Without forgiveness, we are lost. And, since we’ve lost the ability to forgive…
Great points, DRG. I look forward to your book review, when you have the time to give it.
Yours in Christ,
One caveat: forgiving the unforgivable only works if it’s universal, if you’re looking at it as a societal remedy. Otherwise you’re forgiving pedophiles and then letting them babysit your kids. We have all kinds of atrocities committed by people who should be in prison but aren’t, or were let out too soon. Which pale in comparison to the atrocities committed by our own governments. Turning the other cheek is fine for awhile, but when you’ve been slapped on all 4 ….. gotta fight back. I am reading now that former officer Chauvin had 17 prior complaints. He was essentially forgiven 17 times. As Dr. Phil would say, “How is that working for ya?”
Let’s just forgive the PLO. And M9, or whatever that horrendous Mexican gang calls itself. And Gates, and Soros, and Pelosi, and all those people working so hard to totally enslave us. Nope, we gotta fight. We can pray for their sincere repentance and leave their ultimate destiny to God, who knows all and created hell for good reasons, but we dare not go soft on evil. And I am totally in favor of capital punishment, sending these people to wherever God determines they should go.
I was observing, with a like-minded coworker, that since human nature doesn’t change much, we have always had Hitlers and Stalins among us; the terrifying difference now being, they have technology. And their success and widespread following has always been due not just to propaganda and herd behavior, but the abundance of corrupt people around them, all or most of them probably sociopaths, who are willing to do ANY evil thing for their own immediate benefit or reward. Add to that the technology available – the worst of which they don’t even publicize – and the situation is ……. I have no words. I am reminded of an incident from several years ago which didn’t get much publicity and then disappeared from the news cycle – some kind of ultrasound weapon was tested during some kind of political gathering in Cuba; Russia got blamed in our news but I wouldn’t put it past our own government to do such a thing. It was blasted through the hotel many of the participants were staying in and it was unbearable.
Look at MKUltra. Look at how, post 911, police vans with X-ray machines patrol crowds and drive down streets X-raying people without their knowledge or consent. X-rays cause absolutely horrible birth defects to a fetus. Do you think they care? In the 50s they gave radioactive iron supplements to pregnant women without their knowledge just to see what would happen. And were never held accountable.
There is a museum in southern California which, years ago, hosted a traveling exhibit of medieval torture devices. I didn’t go to the exhibit but looked at the display, and you have to wonder what kind of totally warped mind would devote such meticulous effort and research into devising such things, designed to deliberately avoid anything fatal in order to inflict the most pain possible for the longest time possible. We still have such monsters among us, and the only thing suppressing them is what remains of law and order, but you still see them indulging their sickness on helpless animals. This is what really scares me. There are so many monsters out there, and for decades now the internet groups have been introducing and recruiting sickness. When law and order finally collapses, this element of society will go on a rampage. Or find jobs with the Antichrist, as they did with the Inquisition. And Hitler. And Stalin. And MKUltra. And Saddam Hussein.
Getting back to the original point of this rant, we just can’t go soft on evil. We just can’t. I think part of the reason God allows so much evil to progress so far in this world is to show us, in living color, the end result of it. To counter the objections of “Oh, come on, it’s not that bad” when the first deviation from the straight and narrow occurs. It doesn’t seem so terrible, to take a bite of fruit. It doesn’t seem so terrible, in the first few days or weeks, to somehow have a perfect immortal body begin the process of aging. Because we do not see the whole, as God does; our consciousness is subject to linear time, and we can only see where something leads over a process of time.
I know you didn’t mean unqualified forgiveness and tolerance of evil. I am not sure how to balance the commanded forgiveness of our enemies with the absolute justice God also enforces, eventually. Jesus forgave the crowd that called for His crucifixion because they didn’t realize what they were doing; but he called out the Pharisees for their hypocritical prayers of repentance. People who know darn well they are doing wrong, but pretend otherwise, are not forgiven. If their repentance were sincere, they would be, and they would turn from their former ways and make restitution as best they could. So I am not seeing any sincere change in Chauvin’s behavior through the years of his abusive career. So I am not seeing any reason we should forgive him. I’m not quite sure what to do with that.
In the context of our discussion, there is a difference between forgiveness and absolution. We don’t absolve people of wrongdoing.
Chauvin was not just ‘forgiven’, he was absolved. There’s an important difference. Forgiving Chauvin would not have kept him from being fired from his job and being barred from ever being a police officer. Depending on what those prior offenses were, I would have punished him appropriately and made sure that he was never in a position to ever make such offenses again.
For instance, I forgave the moron who broke into my apartment and stole my equipment, but I did not keep him from going to jail. It is necessary for the guilty to be punished – both for the good of society and the good of the guilty. But we, ourselves, must forgive our abusers.
If we do not forgive our abusers, we will have no peace. In fact, we cannot be forgiven and absolved by God, if we do not forgive those who sin against us. In fact, it’s vital. Read again Matthew 18:21-35. That should scare ANYONE into making sure that they are as forgiving as possible.
I once had a friend that I trusted completely, without reservation. My loyalty to that person was absolute. Then, that person turned on me and attempted to destroy me so completely, that I was – at one point – unsure about my survival. That happened more than 20 years ago.
To this day, my ‘friend’ admits no wrongdoing in any way, and will never admit wrongdoing. Worse, the person claims to be a good Christian.
The evil that was done, was extreme. Just one step removed from actual murder – although, the details are unimportant.
The only way that I was ever going to be free from the horrible bitterness of what occurred was to forgive the person that harmed me so badly. My ‘friend’ deserved severe punishment from God, and I’m afraid that he/she will suffer that punishment for eternity. However, it is my desire for this person to be redeemed by God and NOT suffer punishment. I even wish for my ‘friend’ to be blessed.
The black community will remain broken, until they can forgive their abusers. What was done to them was terrible. Beyond unforgivable. But, their anger and bitterness is destroying them, and it needs to stop. And, it can only stop with forgiveness.
Just look at the Jews. They’ve had to do a tremendous amount of forgiveness. Otherwise, they could not move on and succeed in their endeavors.
Again, as a society, we do not absolve people of their crimes. They must be punished. For the good of society. However, wherever possible we forgive and seek to bless those who have done evil. Those who murder must die. Those who steal must repay double. Those who abuse others, must be locked away.
We’ll never have a perfect society, but we can have a good one, if we can forgive.
Okay, sermon’s over.
I hope that clarified things, DRG.
Yours in Christ,
An interesting clip, about 6 minutes, from another Christian blog I follow. I think it was filmed in the 80s, a KGB defector explaining the process of ideological subversion as practiced by the KGB. Very interesting. I think I’ve seen it before, years ago, but am seeing more in it now. What really jumps out at me now is what he says about the fruitlessness of presenting the sheeple with FACTS. They don’t believe them. They’ve been brainwashed. I see this in the coronavirus stuff. It’s that weird emotional-thinking vs logical-thinking divide that I’ve observed. I think the logical thinkers must be that 10% minority who think for themselves. I’ve seen it in my own family – people latch onto something they WANT to believe in, and no amount of fact will dissuade them. I bet it’s the same principle that makes some people vulnerable to these preposterous romance scams where they get cheated out of huge amounts of money by some online scam artist who tells them what they want to hear. The KGB defector here talks about how it takes years and years to complete the subversion of an entire society; how people become set in their beliefs and you CAN’T CHANGE THAT – interesting, coming from the KGB, which should be recognized as the expert on psychology that it is – so the process takes several generations. And that in a fully converted Marxist-Leninist society, the gloves come off and any dissidence is crushed like a bug. That 10%, if they do not submit, go to the concentration camps or are just shot. He said you can take someone in the idealistic delusional stage, who believes in the dream of a just and equal society, and show them the concentration camps and they won’t believe it. They will make excuses for it. They will insist that it will be different somehow for them, they will refuse to acknowledge that this is the true nature of the beast. He said in the final stages when the mask comes off and the “useful idiots”, which they have been, realize how they have joyfully embraced a noose around their own necks, it is a shock to them and only then do they get it, when the military boot actually crushes them. I can easily imagine this cyclical process of tyranny that Armstrong speaks of taking the form of the 90% sheeple standing around like the idiots they have been, tagged and tracked like cattle in a feed lot, all with tags in their ears. Ours will be Bill Gates’ microchips. Or, if he fails, the eventual Antichrist one.
Ah yes, Yuri Bezmenov. He was a true expert on subversion. I will try to watch that again. History demonstrates how little we learn from history. And, how little we think. Thank you, DRG! – JL
Wow. Look at this:
Somebody is delivering pallets of bricks to areas where protests are planned. BRICKS. PILES of them.
So they are not delusional when they say ‘outside interests’ are traveling to these sites to pursue their own violent agendas that are NOT about Mr. FLoyd’s murder.
It’s almost creepy how accurate Socrates has been about this stuff …. Armstrong has been warning about the rise in civil unrest for years, saying this coming election would be the most violent yet ……. but who could have predicted the Floyd incident would happen, setting off all this coast to coast rioting??? This is just plain weird ….. Trump had to go into an underground bunker over the weekend and is now mobilizing the military. Who could have predicted the covid insanity, and the massive unemployment it would cause, always a motivator for unrest, along with these crazy lockdowns, making everyone stir crazy and amped up???
I’ve been seeing some of these reports. There seems to be truth to them. Some accounts have been debunked, but George Soros and his crowd of crazies would certainly do something like this. Hopefully, time will tell. Thanks, DRG. – JL
So, I’ll repeat myself at the risk of being rude, “There must be 50 ways to leave your lover” What I been sayn?? Embrace the dadgum MADNESS!! With the extracurricular madness Trump signs, he keeps pushing Conservative Cause. The truth is a very powerful weapon, but don’t take your eyes off of the weapon in the other hand. This guy has the power to send armies against lawlessness and corruption, yet we can go to court. (Ho hum). My feelings were descibed perfectly when someone planted the moniker of “Pied Piper” on him. With the Nixon era law he re signed putting in dual waterlines, we can make corona pop up in any town or city. Ramping up NDAA, we can understand now why we might need tracked vehicles, machine guns and 50 calibers on our streets. (forget Possee Comitatus) Our fearless leader is doing things wonderful things here, but globalist agendas move forward. “Men’s hearts failing them for fear”?? It is definitely coming. These things all seem like pacification to me. We could have sent Seal Teams to round up Soros, Gates, corrupt mayors and governors, Senators and congresspersons, instead we can go to court! Why can’t very many people see, Why now, Too little too late. The economy crashes who will notice which criminals walk.
This why I’ve had trouble truly supporting The Donald. He has been unwilling to unravel corruption, and that’s a problem. If America is to survive, the corruption needs to stop. But, it won’t stop, so we won’t. Thanks, MM! – JL
The Killing of of George Floyd has hit hard.
I listened to Tony’s post. And tonight, was thinking about how the Jews have no word for coincidence. Floyd and the Cop had worked together at a night club. And Floyd used a fake 20 dollar bill to buy cigarettes. Then sat outside in car for 20 minutes afterward. Also one of the other arresting cops was the brother in law of the knee in the kneck cop.(Who shall remain nameless). Is it possible, that Floyd was in on this, but didn’t know, they were going to kill him? I know, sounds crazy, but, just asking?
Hi Dotty Martin,
Um… Hebrew does have a word for coincidence. Several. Depending on the context.
People have raised several facts that seem to indicate that Floyd knew Chauvin and that there might have been some kind of relationship – that went bad.
Unfortunately, we live in a corrupt world, so I don’t know that we’ll ever find out the truth.
Things are going to get really bad, so I hope and pray that you and your loved ones will be fine, Dotty.
Yours in Christ,
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