Any victory in this world is temporary, particularly in politics. You will end in failure, or scandal. If you are very lucky, you will leave before this happens. But at times it does not, and there is scandal. Far worse is to hang on until there is dementia.
We are promised justice, and that there will be veangeance. A fair amount of our anger is justifed: and we want a payback. Though we know that this will be terrible.
You can still fight. Yes, I have this blog. Recently someone gave me a quotation from the book of Esther which they said they felt compelled to give me. It was from the book of Esther and basically said I should use what I have which seems to be in context this blog, insty, my fiction. Well, if I can pull myself up from the depths of depression and the mire of despair, I will, of course.
But there is stuff all of us can do. If you search for Operation Swamp Fox, you’ll find suggestions, but I’m sure you can come up with other stuff.
And most of all, we must cast off this near-teutonic component that has crept into the American character the last fifty years.
Look, the problem with a non-representative government is that they’re not found by the people. They do things that harm the people horribly, as those of us in occupied, vote-frauded states have found, and they don’t care. Because what are you going to do to them, PEASANT? Vote them out? Don’t be ridiculous.
In those circumstances, the only thing a free individual can do is not be bound by the government. Ignore them to the measure of possible, or even impossible. Heck, if you can at all, run across the road to spite them.
I find Habakkuk difficult, because he’s a prophet of disaster. There is very little good in what he was sent to say: the nation of Israel was being destroyed. The crops would fail. There would be suffering. But at the end, the Assyrians would destroy the elite. For when we are evil, apostate, and corrupt, another is bought up to correct us if we are fortunate. If we have offended God completely, as the Amorites did before the Joshua invaded Canaan, then the protection of God is removed and the nation becomes one with Amorites and Hittites. Extinct.
But in this, we are called to give God glory.
13 You came out to deliver your people,
to save your anointed one.
You crushed the leader of the land of wickedness,
you stripped him from head to foot.
14 With his own spear you pierced his head
when his warriors stormed out to scatter us,
gloating as though about to devour
the wretched who were in hiding.
15 You trampled the sea with your horses,
churning the great waters.
16 I heard and my heart pounded,
my lips quivered at the sound;
decay crept into my bones,
and my legs trembled.
Yet I will wait patiently for the day of calamity
to come on the nation invading us.
17 Though the fig tree does not bud
and there are no grapes on the vines,
though the olive crop fails
and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen
and no cattle in the stalls,
18 yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will be joyful in God my Savior.
19 The Sovereign Lord is my strength;
he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
he enables me to tread on the heights.
For the director of music. On my stringed instruments.
28 “What do you think? There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work today in the vineyard.’
29 “‘I will not,’ he answered, but later he changed his mind and went.
30 “Then the father went to the other son and said the same thing. He answered, ‘I will, sir,’ but he did not go.
31 “Which of the two did what his father wanted?”
“The first,” they answered.
Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you. 32 For John came to you to show you the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes did. And even after you saw this, you did not repent and believe him.
Expect more lies. For what it is worth, I expect a vote of no confidence against the Duck (Trevor Mallard, the NZ speaker of the house of representatives) and Mallard will not resign and win because of party vote. Jacinda, our Doofus PM, wants him there to shut up the opposition so she can be nothing but positive. Regardless of how much of the positivity is lies. The lie is not a bug, it is a feature.
At this time, I listen very carefully to the crunchy. I care less about their theology and more about truth. Yes, they are cross grained, but people of faith disagree with each other. It is the people of the lie who get consensus.
If you are sitting there thinking to yourself that “it can’t get much worse – they can’t let people starve like this,” may I remind you of the “Great Leap Forward” executed by Mao in China in the late 50’s and early 60s. The Chinese Communist Party determined that there were just WAY TOO MANY Chinese deplorable peasants, and so a mass starvation plan was hatched. In the two years from ARSH 1959-1961, FORTY-FIVE MILLION CHINESE PEASANTS STARVED TO DEATH.
No one was allowed to say A WORD about this. The only speech that was permitted was happy-talk of how much BETTER THINGS WERE since the glorious revolution.
One Chinese journalist later wrote of driving through villages and seeing bodies by the hundreds. No one acknowledged the dead bodies were there – they WALKED RIGHT PAST THEM LIKE NOTHING. No one dared say a word, or even bury the dead, because to do so would be PASSIVE speech against the revolution. One person later said to the journalist, “So the bodies were left to be eaten by dogs…?” “That’s a lie! The bodies weren’t eaten by dogs because the dogs had all long-since been slaughtered and eaten. THERE WERE NO DOGS.”
IF Biden (I use the term “Biden” as a general name for the Sino-Foggy Bottom-Langley cabal) usurps, you will see Google-YouTube-Facebook-Twitter start banning ALL NEGATIVE SPEECH about the revolution. The Karens and SJWs will start a murderous crusade against “negativity”. Just watch. IF Biden usurps.
The peasants, the rejected, the addicts, the mad… will be in the kingdom of God. The elite, who believe they can make us better will not be. It is time to give them no quarter.
And let God alone, not any lying politician, have the glory.