Let us be clear. These are not good times. People are losing jobs, and getting stressed: there are many who are fearful on how they will be able to make the next mortgage payments, or if they will get a DCM (Don’t Come Monday) at the end of the week. People are fearful: http://karldufresne.blogspot.com/2020/07/institutional-overkill-case-of-deborah.html. Our speech is now regulated: if you say what you think in public there will be complaints and you will lose your job, regardless of any assuracne that there will be no discrimination because of race, religion, sex, or political affiliation. Everyone knows that those guarantees only apply to the approved and connected: they do not apply to the majority of people and those who work for a living.
This blog is anonymous, Even then, I’m finding that I am self coensoring and linking rathter than stating things outright because I’m quite aware that there are those who would demand my scalp because I’m male, pale, stale and (Far worse) Christian. I was talking to a campaigner yesterday, and suggested she use a colleague who is not of the faith — and that was seen as an advantage.
This world amplifies that fear, and sells despair.
The media encourage the rioters, inflame passions either deliberately or through partisanship. They have little idea what they are encouraging. It may seem strange to say that the media do not know what is going on—it is their business to know–but they don’t. They were blindsided by the Trump because they had no idea of conditions in the country, in Flint and Gary, in Wheeling. Today they do not know what is brewing out there, or of how much they contribute to it.
After all, nothing out in the great mysterious middle land affects them. Journalists in the Beltway Isolation Cage are rich compared to deplorables in in Gary, live in a city proof against recession. Their decisions are whether to go out for Turkish or Vietnamese, not how to pay the rent. They censor news they don’t like, suppress the seismic rumblings out there in a country they don’t really know. In censoring others they censor themselves. They cannot read stories they cannot write. For example, sickening racial attacks on whites. That would be racism. Perish forfend.
But race is just the most explosive part of an unfunctioning polity. Other things ratchet up the fury. Add economic decay and you get more anger, more pressure. People live paycheck to paycheck, maxed out on credit cards. They don’t have a thousand dollars, or five hundred, for an emergency. The young live in their parents’ basements because they can’t get jobs to buy houses and start families. People don’t see doctors because medical care is both costly and wretched. Student loans crush the young. Grade schools are propaganda mills; parents know it, but can do nothing. Retirement programs vanish as employers turn employees into independent contractors, avoiding the expense of benefits. People see no hope. This makes them dangerous. Watch.
Our God is not like that. Yes, we are in a trial, but the trial will end.
44 “But now hear, O Jacob my servant,
Israel whom I have chosen!
2 Thus says the Lord who made you,
who formed you from the womb and will help you:
Fear not, O Jacob my servant,
Jeshurun whom I have chosen.
3 For I will pour water on the thirsty land,
and streams on the dry ground;
I will pour my Spirit upon your offspring,
and my blessing on your descendants.
4 They shall spring up among the grass
like willows by flowing streams.
5 This one will say, ‘I am the Lord’s,’
another will call on the name of Jacob,
and another will write on his hand, ‘The Lord’s,’
and name himself by the name of Israel.”
7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. 9 Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? 11 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!
In this time, you have to keep on doing what you can to ensure that the family have food. Turn up, do the job, meet your contract. It is not about fulfilment: it is about ensuring that there is meat in the pot tonight.
But do not think that you are meerely an economic unit, there to earn a little more for your vices. This world wants you trapped in vices, and really likes it when vices intersect: if we can get prideful women to put up picutres that will make any heterosexual lustful on socail media for free that is the infernal type of synergism that warms the cold heart of Chluthu.
Our God is greater than that. So pray. Not the pious stuff — though that is good. Pray that your car will start and the computer will not die this week. Pray that you won’t lose your temper with the Karen who was inflicted on you as a manager. Pray that you will have good health — and eat right, work hard, and hit the gym anyway.
Our God wants us to get through this time in a better shape, financially, morally, spiritually and physically, than when COVID 10 infested this nation. He is showing, clearly, the untrustworthiness of the Mainstream Pravda and the weakness of our ruling elite.
Stay away from crowds. Operational security is needed: if required, we will return to samizdat. Do not be like the elite we now have.
And remember, that our God will triumph, and his church will be pure, without blemish, at his return. This is part of the refining. Treat it as training.