The wise thing to do, the smart decision, would be to close this thing down. To have a horizontal social profile. To mouth the established narrative, accept the inherent inefficiencies of a woke workplace, and say it is not my problem.
But I can't. It was the way I was raised: speak the truth, care for others, work hard. Care more for people than profit. Do your duty. This has come at a cost: both my father and I have have been the victim of woke struggle sessions against those of faith.
Though their actions are those of fools: even though their mother is forced to praise them while her heart is breaking. These times are inverted, and the lies are rapidly coming to an end.
But regardless, we need to be diligent in our work and proclaim Christ, for though it is winter in the Antipodes Christ notes that the field of the nation is ripe and ready for harvest.
10 The proverbs of Solomon.
A wise son makes a father glad,
But a foolish son is a grief to his mother.
2 Ill-gotten gains do not profit,
But righteousness delivers from death.
3 The Lord will not allow the righteous to hunger,
But He will reject the craving of the wicked.
4 Poor is he who works with a negligent hand,
But the hand of the diligent makes rich.
5 He who gathers in summer is a son who acts wisely,
But he who sleeps in harvest is a son who acts shamefully.
10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at last you have revived your concern for me; indeed, you were concerned before, but you lacked opportunity. 11 Not that I speak [a]from want, for I have learned to be [b]content in whatever circumstances I am. 12 I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. 13 I can do all things [c]through Him who strengthens me. 14 Nevertheless, you have done well to share with me in my affliction.
15 You yourselves also know, Philippians, that at the [d]first preaching of the gospel, after I left Macedonia, no church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving but you alone;
What we have in the second passage is another form of wisdom and diligence. Paul is thanking the Philippians because they have been sorting out his logistics. Not that he can't do that -- he had a trade, and would work -- but because they can do it better, and their diligence in this allowed him to do something else, something greater. He is not waiting for permission, or is he asking for support. But to those who support him, he gives thanks and praises God for them.
This is decent, human, wise. Paul is a good example. This time is not. The only virtue that our current opposition have is that the are untrained and incompetent.
Look, they were never going to get their heart’s desire, which is the equivalent of Stalin’s reign in the USSR, but more absolute and going on forever. Partly because that reign is actually impossible for any extent of time. (Even Cuba or NK only look that controlled from the outside (besides being smaller areas with very uniform culture.) Partly because… well. Stalin would eat them alive for lunch, without disturbing his mustache one whit. When it comes to evil our lefty elites are the equivalent of a possessed rubber ducky. The evil and the intent are there, but the ability to carry it out is matches their (in)competence at everything else. That same press that protected them also made them unable to survive without protection. They’re like the evil possessed toddler let out to play on the highway. …. often, as we’ve seen in the last few months, literally.
What they’ve proven over the last few months is this: They hate us and wish to torture us. Winnie the flu, that increasingly flimsy excuse, becomes day by day more obviously a paper tiger, and they stomp their little hooved feet and scream they won’t let us out to live our lives, and that we have no rights that don’t come from them.
There is no going back. Even if they donned masks of normalcy and sanity tomorrow…. who would believe them?
What we are seeing in society is a lack of prudence: fear and regulation instead of wisdom. This will not last. We will no longer be able to afford the stupidity. People (as Cappy notes) will go elsewhere. Employees will jump ship. The woke project will be a skinsuit adrift in the wind.
The crisis will end and the people will have voted with their feet. If we align with the fools we will be less than human.
So care for each other, support our brothers and sisters, educate our children, speak truth, and do not fear those who weaponize words such as kindness and tolerance. They are the Karen, the microregulator, and they are fools.
So don't be like them.