21 April 21

Some comments on the need for discenrment from this mornings read around the blog.The honest brokers (hat tip to Peter Grant) are saying that we are fools to rely on those who say they will keep us secure. They are lying.

The average person is foolish and silly if they expect to be protected when the next financial crisis hits. Those counting on a stimulus check for survival will someday most likely find it will not buy them diddly-squat. The shelves will be empty or the value of what they receive will simply not be enough. The economic landscape we face following such an event will without a doubt be shaped and depend on what wealth survives and how much vanishes following a tsunami of defaults and /or a monetization of debt where government debt disappears and inflation takes its place. A word to the wise should be sufficient and cause any person prudent or interested in protecting their wealth to consider the many ways wealth can vanish and that it can without a doubt happen to you.

Most people believe what they are told because they are told to believe it by those in authority, but those in authority have aligned themselves with the spirit of this age, and that is a spirit of destruction. The fact this will end badly is seen as a feature, not a bug. A fair many of these elite, these bugmen, have places around Central Otago where they think they will be safe.

Their virtue signalling and their wealth will not save them: New Zealand is going full socailist, and free speech is being thrown under the bus. This is a time for wisdom, discernment, anonymity, and operational security. Most will ignore this, but most ignore wisdom.

Proverbs 9:1-6
9 Wisdom has built her house;
she has set up its seven pillars.
2 She has prepared her meat and mixed her wine;
she has also set her table.
3 She has sent out her servants, and she calls
from the highest point of the city,
4 “Let all who are simple come to my house!”
To those who have no sense she says,
5 “Come, eat my food
and drink the wine I have mixed.
6 Leave your simple ways and you will live;
walk in the way of insight.”

We are to follow the example of Christ, our Lord and saviour, who was not concerned with speech codes. He upbraided his apostles in his correction. (He also smashed the tables of the moneychangers, which is unthinkable to the woke: you do not despise your paymasters).

Mark 16:9-18
9 When Jesus rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had driven seven demons. 10 She went and told those who had been with him and who were mourning and weeping. 11 When they heard that Jesus was alive and that she had seen him, they did not believe it.
12 Afterward Jesus appeared in a different form to two of them while they were walking in the country. 13 These returned and reported it to the rest; but they did not believe them either.
14 Later Jesus appeared to the Eleven as they were eating; he rebuked them for their lack of faith and their stubborn refusal to believe those who had seen him after he had risen.
15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. 17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18 they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”

We do not need the approval or licencing of anyone to preach the gospel. Regulate us, and we will meet anyway. We will ignore social distancing -- and whoever told the Queen that she must mourn her husband alone because her children are not in her bubble was being needlessly cruel -- and forget our masks. We will correct and encourage each other. When we can, we will meet.

But we cannot live in fear of those who are themselves in fear. This is a time of rank foolishness: our elite have gone full clown world.

Another reason that we shall not be like them.