Stacey, you are wrong here, and Vox is correct. In New Zealand, we have a radical socailist moronette running the place, and it has been a disaster for the poor. They are oppressed. The powerful have the ability to handle the woke regulations and survive, but the tradies and small businessemne don’t — and the number of shut shops increases as I ride or dive around.
Yes, I said ride. We have switched to electric bikes for commuting for fitness and because fule costs a lot. No, the biggest car we have is a Subaru. The grocery bills are increasing, and the kid.
The one point where I think both Vox Day, Stacey and I agree is that the woke tyranny will fall and fail. It always does. But in that there is much pain.
For the faithful, this is not a time for patience, but of proclamation. For out of trials comes great joy. Hannah had a child, and wrote this.
2 And Hannah prayed and said,
“My heart exults in the Lord;
my strength is exalted in the Lord.
My mouth derides my enemies,
because I rejoice in your salvation.
2 “There is none holy like the Lord;
there is none besides you;
there is no rock like our God.
3 Talk no more so very proudly,
let not arrogance come from your mouth;
for the Lord is a God of knowledge,
and by him actions are weighed.
4 The bows of the mighty are broken,
but the feeble bind on strength.
5 Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread,
but those who were hungry have ceased to hunger.
The barren has borne seven,
but she who has many children is forlorn.
6 The Lord kills and brings to life;
he brings down to Sheol and raises up.
7 The Lord makes poor and makes rich;
he brings low and he exalts.
8 He raises up the poor from the dust;
he lifts the needy from the ash heap
to make them sit with princes
and inherit a seat of honour.
For the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s,
and on them he has set the world.
9 “He will guard the feet of his faithful ones,
but the wicked shall be cut off in darkness,
for not by might shall a man prevail.
10 The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken to pieces;
against them he will thunder in heaven.
The Lord will judge the ends of the earth;
he will give strength to his king
and exalt the power of his anointed.”
11 Now when they drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus[a] sent two of his disciples 2 and said to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately as you enter it you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Untie it and bring it. 3 If anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord has need of it and will send it back here immediately.’” 4 And they went away and found a colt tied at a door outside in the street, and they untied it. 5 And some of those standing there said to them, “What are you doing, untying the colt?” 6 And they told them what Jesus had said, and they let them go. 7 And they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it, and he sat on it. 8 And many spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut from the fields. 9 And those who went before and those who followed were shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! 10 Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest!”
11 And he entered Jerusalem and went into the temple. And when he had looked around at everything, as it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.
In this year, half the world is shutting donwn society because of the COVID. As they did for Easter. Because of case numbers. The lockdown has other, destructive consequences.
But Christ will still be welcomed by the faithful. We need to meet. In houses, using vicdeo, in person. We are not supposed to do this as a solo project,
And when the churches have their doors closed and their reputations shat upon by those who just make interviews out of talking to their keyboard, we will still remain.
Out of this persecution — and yes, it has been antichristian and persecution — there will instead come praise.