I;ve always wanted to use the anthem of 1968 as the progressive ero and it's inherent evil ends. For that to happens, there will need to be disappointment, mistrust, and a walking away from the current pieties. Which include Bob Dylan, Antifa, BLM, and the general cancel culture.
I've seen the press try to dox the family. I've had politicians try to de platform me. When I talk about not watching the news and ignoring most papers, I'm getting liberalsagreeing with me. The mass media is failing.
We’ve been in a trend where belief and trust in the news media has been on a downward planed trajectory for some time now. And there’s an odd kind of paradox there because as people trust the news media less, they’re actually consuming it more. Which, to me, tells me that news is moving into the entertainment space. And it’s becoming more of an entertainment product that people do consume a lot of, they just don’t believe it as much anymore. And that has a lot to do I think with the commercial strategies of the news business. I wrote about this in a book called Hate, Inc. Basically I think in our business we’ve switched out an old model that was based on the idea of the news being non-denominational, nonpartisan, and sticking to just the facts, to a highly politicized, opinionated presentation that people enjoy but they don’t necessarily believe. And that model I think is going to have negative consequences for the business in the long run.
It took a matter of moments to find a woke version. The woman done not know of what she is singing. For God will not let his church be cancelled, and in this the progressive elite will be mocked and Christ glorified.
This will not age well.
I would really pity the inhabitants of Los Angeles. But they voted him in office, so perhaps not. They must be very bad, too, because apparently they spent Thanksgiving with their loved ones in great numbers, something that Garcetti certainly does not approve of. Mr Grinch Garcetti is their fault, you see. Good Mr Garcetti would like to help them so much, but if his sheeple continue to behave like reasonable beings, he will be forced to try some harsh measure, like cutting them off water and power. For their own good, mind you.
Poor, inadequate Angelenos. They should really, really try harder to deserve their Mayor.
I don’t think for a moment that this craziness is the fruit of some misguided, but good-natured, ideas of the guy. Garcetti simply shares a couple of obvious character traits with other Democrat heavyweights: the complete and utter power craze, the lack of shame, and the hate for God.
If you ask me, beside the obvious “great reset” and control mania objectives of your garden variety Democrat politician, Garcetti’s aim goes beyond the mere political and health-related aspect, and goes straight into the religious: this is a declaration of war to Christ in the season of the most popular, most beloved Christian festivities.
The times are being promoted as evil. But this path leads to despair. Doing nothing is bad for you, but doing evil is worse. What has happened is that the evil ss so obviuss so pervasive, and has so much need to be in control that any means will be used. When Trump stood up -- that flawed man -- and said this is a rort, then he's being mocked. But no one trusts the mockers.
So, is there a realistic possibility - starting from where we Actually are Now, that there could be a movement to fight this evil?
It seems timely to ask this question because, as of two days ago - and for the first time in some decades; there does seem to be a powerful leader against-evil in the shape of the incumbent US president - who has made a strong statement of intent to fight the foundational Establishment evil of strategic, systematic untruthfulness, dishonesty and (ever Bigger) Big Lies.
Is it conceivable that this might be the start of a genuine 'movement' against this modern, global evil of untruthfulness? - which (I have often argued) is perhaps the single underpinning and most-pervasive evil of the modern world.
I feel that is so; this could be the start of something Good and Big.
And I am in no doubt about the rightness of the cause.
I should stop putting up memes from the Gab stream and write. For a people to turn to God, they have to disavow, deny and leave the idols of this age. These include the rancid rainbow., the I fecking love science (but cannot do basic math or its idiot cousin, statistics), and the addictions of this age. Which much be allowed to continue: for every deadly sin, now called often addictions as a euphemism, there is an industry.
I pray that we will allowed to reform and repent. For GOd will not be mocked, and hhe has the ability to shape our rulers at his whim.
24 I will take you from the nations and gather you from all the countries and bring you into your own land. 25 I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean from all your uncleannesses, and from all your idols I will cleanse you. 26 And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules. 28 You shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers, and you shall be my people, and I will be your God.
27 And they came again to Jerusalem. And as he was walking in the temple, the chief priests and the scribes and the elders came to him, 28 and they said to him, “By what authority are you doing these things, or who gave you this authority to do them?” 29 Jesus said to them, “I will ask you one question; answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things. 30 Was the baptism of John from heaven or from man? Answer me.” 31 And they discussed it with one another, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven’, he will say, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’ 32 But shall we say, ‘From man’?”—they were afraid of the people, for they all held that John really was a prophet. 33 So they answered Jesus, “We do not know.” And Jesus said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.”
Note well that the Pharisees weaseled out of the question. They will not acknowledge truth, nor will they acknowledge where their sources are. They are nfraid of the people: for they know their lives, fortunes and shredded honour are based on appeasing the mob they use, as the Gracchi did, as a political weapon.
They do not believe. They do not seek the truth. And as such, they are unable to stand.
Find your purpose in life through meditation and prayer. Or, find your calling through repeated and difficult failure in life. (I’ll discuss how to recover from your failures in a future post.)
But once you find that purpose, devote yourself to that ideal and don’t let it go. You are here for a reason. Put everything else out of your mind. Pay whatever price you must. Seek out your goal with single-minded fervour.
Be careful not to limit yourself too narrowly when you devote yourself to your ideal purpose. The Greeks understood the danger of doing so. They aimed to create well-rounded citizens, and they largely succeeded. But their core aim was always clear. They designed their system to create free men who could fight to protect those freedoms – and who would appreciate their rights and not give them away in haste.
Would that such good sense were prevalent today. Sadly, it is not. That is why men like you and I must rediscover it, and put it into practice. For that, after all, is my Purpose – to bring that wisdom back to life for a weak and broken generation.