19 October 2020. Do not worship the idols of this age.

I was very bleak Sunday morning. After having a series of nightmares overnight involving the heavy knock of the policeman on the door because of something I posted [1]. That the Bible will be called hate speech and the Koran love speech. Kea kept me well away from people and fed me: we stayed away from church because I was not that edifying.

But we have talked. I have prayed. Prayer is essential at this time, because you may not understand why things are happening, but you gain peace and perspective.

Screenshot_2020-10-18 New Zealand Gab Group Gab Social(1)

The major issue that I have with the methods outlined above is that NONE of them get to the core of the problem of focus and effectiveness.

That problem is not, at its core, physical. It is mental – and in fact, SPIRITUAL. If you are experiencing problems right now in getting things done, it is because you are focusing on the wrong things, in the wrong ways.

Drinking coffee, taking a pill, listening to music, or talking to a therapist, will only address the physical issues of distraction – and actually, if you have real spiritual distractions around you, they won’t do a damned thing to help you.

Coffee, music, pills, and therapy will not, by themselves, fix your concentration issues if those are derived from your job, your loved ones, money worries, or a general looming sense of disquiet.

There is only ONE real, effective, and powerful answer that works, NO MATTER WHAT:

As I stated in my email to my subscribers yesterday, five minutes a day is all you need in order to focus and accomplish things. Five minutes spent in sincere, deeply personal, intensely introspective and focused prayer.

We can see what will happen next, and though I think my commentators yesterday are onto it you can do things to avoid being one of the woke who will completely borked by the coming woke collapse. We are making plans. We are staying. Our aim is twofold: give witness to God and set up the next generation so they are antifragile. We will fight, but we may fail, as the Conservatives failed badly at the election.

Part of the reason that NZ went red was, in my view, religious. We have abandoned God, and when the virus struck we needed some substitute for religion to allow us to cope. The lockdown became our penance. The progressive parts of the USA and Europe are the same.

Putting aside what the Elites intend for us, the Chinaball narrative is giving a large cross-section of modern America something that they’ve been lacking. Truth is less desirable than… brotherhood? Religion? Being part of history? A sense of purpose?

Last month, I thought that people were going along with the lockdowns out of fear, either of the unknown or of death or of simply standing out from the crowd. My efforts at reassurance via observable reality failed. Now, I think people find a sense of belonging by wearing masks, find a feeling of togetherness and (dare I say it) moral superiority over outsiders who don’t appreciate the “threat that only a united humanity can overcome”.

So… are we looking at the largest cult in Western Civilization? The Branch Covidians?

Yes, this is a long introduction, but bear with me. It has been a brutal 24 hours, and I’ve needed a fair amount of thought and prayer and talking to get more perspective. In NZ, the Prime Minister stood at a podium at 1 PM four days a week for months and gave us the guidelines for the lockdown she had hired a PR firm to design. People became dependant on this. They made T shirts of Dr Bloomfield, the cheif medical officer. NZ was in lockdown until two weeks before elections and we had been trained to bow to the covid idol and let our fear be reinforced as we became a team of 5 million. Dissenters were deplatformed.

It may be time for dissent. But dissent will have consequences.

Daniel 3:1-18

3 King Nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold, whose height was sixty cubits and its breadth six cubits. He set it up on the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon. 2 Then King Nebuchadnezzar sent to gather the satraps, the prefects, and the governors, the counsellors, the treasurers, the justices, the magistrates, and all the officials of the provinces to come to the dedication of the image that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up. 3 Then the satraps, the prefects, and the governors, the counsellors, the treasurers, the justices, the magistrates, and all the officials of the provinces gathered for the dedication of the image that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up. And they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up. 4 And the herald proclaimed aloud, “You are commanded, O peoples, nations, and languages, 5 that when you hear the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, bagpipe, and every kind of music, you are to fall down and worship the golden image that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up. 6 And whoever does not fall down and worship shall immediately be cast into a burning fiery furnace.” 7 Therefore, as soon as all the peoples heard the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, bagpipe, and every kind of music, all the peoples, nations, and languages fell down and worshipped the golden image that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up.
The Fiery Furnace

8 Therefore at that time certain Chaldeans came forward and maliciously accused the Jews. 9 They declared to King Nebuchadnezzar, “O king, live for ever! 10 You, O king, have made a decree, that every man who hears the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, bagpipe, and every kind of music, shall fall down and worship the golden image. 11 And whoever does not fall down and worship shall be cast into a burning fiery furnace. 12 There are certain Jews whom you have appointed over the affairs of the province of Babylon: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. These men, O king, pay no attention to you; they do not serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.”

13 Then Nebuchadnezzar in furious rage commanded that Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego be brought. So they brought these men before the king. 14 Nebuchadnezzar answered and said to them, “Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, that you do not serve my gods or worship the golden image that I have set up? 15 Now if you are ready when you hear the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, bagpipe, and every kind of music, to fall down and worship the image that I have made, well and good. But if you do not worship, you shall immediately be cast into a burning fiery furnace. And who is the god who will deliver you out of my hands?”

16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered and said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. 17 If this be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king. 18 But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.”

Revelation 18:1-10

18 After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was made bright with his glory. 2 And he called out with a mighty voice,

“Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great!
She has become a dwelling place for demons,
a haunt for every unclean spirit,
a haunt for every unclean bird,
a haunt for every unclean and detestable beast.
3 For all nations have drunk
the wine of the passion of her sexual immorality,
and the kings of the earth have committed immorality with her,
and the merchants of the earth have grown rich from the power of her luxurious living.”

4 Then I heard another voice from heaven saying,

“Come out of her, my people,
lest you take part in her sins,
lest you share in her plagues;
5 for her sins are heaped high as heaven,
and God has remembered her iniquities.
6 Pay her back as she herself has paid back others,
and repay her double for her deeds;
mix a double portion for her in the cup she mixed.
7 As she glorified herself and lived in luxury,
so give her a like measure of torment and mourning,
since in her heart she says,
‘I sit as a queen,
I am no widow,
and mourning I shall never see.’
8 For this reason her plagues will come in a single day,
death and mourning and famine,
and she will be burned up with fire;
for mighty is the Lord God who has judged her.”

9 And the kings of the earth, who committed sexual immorality and lived in luxury with her, will weep and wail over her when they see the smoke of her burning. 10 They will stand far off, in fear of her torment, and say,

“Alas! Alas! You great city,
you mighty city, Babylon!
For in a single hour your judgement has come.”

We must always remember that in the end, the current fashion of diversity will fail. Diversity requires an empire, and it requires that people are encourged to let their vices rule them, rather than be noble, and as the ancient stoics did, rule their vices.

Such societies think that things will continue as they have right now. Despite COVID causing this year to move the West from freedom to microregulation. They will not learn until it is too late.

Those who are economically and psychologically literate, those who have read history and not the restructured propaganda that masquerades as such, those who seek wisdom are shaking their head.

The state has become a cult.

But that is an idol we cannot serve.

UPDATE.

Adam writes about turning down the ticket. Three times. God preserved him. Vox comments that you don’t have a hope of promotion.

What we’re dealing with here is a society that is run by the wicked and is run by the hedonists…and so, you can save a lot of time. The beauty of this is that by knowing that you have no chance to succeed within the system, you can give yourself the opportunity to succeed without it. And the fact that you are never going to be given that handout, the fact that you’re never going to be given that fake, easy, pseudo-success, means the success that you achieve will be real. You’ll never have that impostor syndrome that they’re always talking about.

And so, you have no chance to succeed in the realm of the wicked, but that knowledge frees you to pursue genuine, meaningful and lasting success by pursuing the good, the beautiful and the true.

I’m often told that I should be promoted at work. In the current environment, that is highly unwise. I am, in real life, not obscure enough already.

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1. It happened with a previous blog, when I inadvertantly did not redact a person’s name that had been published when a judge said that it must be expunged from all sources. Our police see the Stasi as a useful model.

Reading the local blogs this morning, I was not the only dissenter with nightmares of the police. Because of badthink.

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John Wilder
1 year ago

“We have abandoned God, and when the virus struck we needed some substitute for religion to allow us to cope. The lockdown became our penance.”

Sheer genius.