Kea and I plan. Yesterday she went to a womens’ group at the church. The leader said what are the goals for the year. OPSEC. There are plans A to AA. Because we cannot control the circumstances in which we live. We talked about the options we have going forward, and our current plan A this morning. We know that if needed we will have to move fast. We may be pushed into moving: it has happened before and it will probably happen again.
The passages this morning are different: they are about restoration from exile, and the time to come. The message is that God is in control. We are not, and the opposition to God are working from emotions, which makes them incoherent.
Just why Djokovic would so badly want to enter Kangaroo Gulag is somewhat beyond me. Yes, it’s his job but it’s not like he’s hard up for coin. What I do find interesting is how revealing this sudden little drama is of wider public beliefs at this point in time.
The primary criticism of Djokovic is not that he has refused to take the clot shot. That is merely a symptom of his greater mental disease. Rather, this man has had the very public effrontery to not believe in science. Djokovic is “anti-science” in the realm of public opinion. Being anti-science on the surface seems to indicate that you do not believe in the glories of heart transplants and the like. But what it actually means in practice is that you will not get with the program.
The “pro-science” position is based on rhetoric rather than logic. If it were based on logic then Djokovic’s bargaining chip of using the fact that he is recovered from Covid and thus immune would have been accepted as this approach is recognised in several European countries. But not in Australia. So it seems that “science” does not cross international borders. Which means that the “science” that they keep going on about is subjective rather than objective. It is science based on feelings and propaganda rather than facts and logic. It has been this way for many many years except they previously did their best to obfuscate it.
If you believe in science then what you are saying is that you believe in this world rather than God. Believing in science is thus a religion but a profoundly insecure one. Science has been contradicting itself and throwing away previous certainties for centuries. A science believer is completely impotent; he has no agency of any kind, even if he is an actual scientist. He depends on being told what is reality and what to believe in on a daily and ever changing basis. In order to mentally survive such an existence, one must willingly suspend all mental capacity for critical thinking. This is chaos. Supreme chaos. And it ends in despair.Adam Piggott.
Bruce Charlton, who has a fairly good background in the history of science (and like this blogger, now regrets getting a Public Health qualification) notes that this is now religious. Taking Adam’s comment, it is a religion of despair.
The phrase “Follow The Science” was hardly recorded and very seldom used until April of 2020; yet now there are more that 30 million results recorded on Google.Bruce Charlton
FTS has – almost instantly – become a new morality: the primary principle of right-living.
Indeed, Follow The Science has become an absolute moral commandment; sustained by all official and media sources, enforced by the whole apparatus of propaganda, law and corporate regulation.The first thing that is apparent is therefore that “follow” here means obey.
Follow The Science means that we ought to obey “the science” – and means that we will indeed be compelled to obey The Science. And this compulsion extends across many major nations, all institutions, and all kinds of organizations (including all corporations, workplaces and churches).
Whatever is meant by The Science is clearly regarded as of absolute importance; since the obvious intent is that everybody in the world is (sooner or later) going to be coerced to do it.
How do we correct this? The Pagans consider that they have won, the only battles they need to have are to clean up those deplorables who cling to Christ and despise the Lysenkonian myths the narrative calls science. The short answer is that we cannot.
What we can do is be faithful. What we can do is heed the warnings in front of us for our lives and for our family. This will make us witnesses. We may be casualties of the war against Christ and the Church to come, but God will preserve us. His timing will be obvious.
7 On the twenty-fourth day of the eleventh month, which is the month Shebat, in the second year of Darius, the word of the Lord came to Zechariah the prophet, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo, as follows: 8 I saw at night, and behold, a man was riding on a red horse, and he was standing among the myrtle trees which were in the ravine, with red, sorrel and white horses behind him. 9 Then I said, “My lord, what are these?” And the angel who was speaking with me said to me, “I will show you what these are.” 10 And the man who was standing among the myrtle trees answered and said, “These are those whom the Lord has sent to patrol the earth.” 11 So they answered the angel of the Lord who was standing among the myrtle trees and said, “We have patrolled the earth, and behold, all the earth is peaceful and quiet.” 12 Then the angel of the Lord said, “O Lord of hosts, how long will You have no compassion for Jerusalem and the cities of Judah, with which You have been indignant these seventy years?” 13 The Lord answered the angel who was speaking with me with gracious words, comforting words. 14 So the angel who was speaking with me said to me, “Proclaim, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, “I am exceedingly jealous for Jerusalem and Zion. 15 But I am very angry with the nations who are at ease; for while I was only a little angry, they furthered the disaster.” 16 Therefore thus says the Lord, “I will return to Jerusalem with compassion; My house will be built in it,” declares the Lord of hosts, “and a measuring line will be stretched over Jerusalem.” ’ 1Again, proclaim, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, “My cities will again overflow with prosperity, and the Lord will again comfort Zion and again choose Jerusalem.” ’ ”NASB
7 “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: He who is holy, who is true, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, and who shuts and no one opens, says this:
8 ‘I know your deeds. Behold, I have put before you an open door which no one can shut, because you have a little power, and have kept My word, and have not denied My name. 9 Behold, I will cause those of the synagogue of Satan, who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie—I will make them come and bow down at your feet, and make them know that I have loved you. 10 Because you have kept the word of My perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. 11 I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, so that no one will take your crown. 12 He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he will not go out from it anymore; and I will write on him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God, and My new name. 13 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’NASB
15 “Therefore when you see the abomination of desolation which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand), 16 then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains. 17 Whoever is on the housetop must not go down to get the things out that are in his house. 18 Whoever is in the field must not turn back to get his cloak. 19 But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! 20 But pray that your flight will not be in the winter, or on a Sabbath. 21 For then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will. 22 Unless those days had been cut short, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short. 23 Then if anyone says to you, ‘Behold, here is the Christ,’ or ‘There He is,’ do not believe him. 24 For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect. 25 Behold, I have told you in advance. 26 So if they say to you, ‘Behold, He is in the wilderness,’ do not go out, or, ‘Behold, He is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe them. 27 For just as the lightning comes from the east and flashes even to the west, so will the coming of the Son of Man be. 28 Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.
29 “But immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory. 31 And He will send forth His angels with a great trumpet and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.NASB
The return of Christ will obvious. No one living, or dead, will be able to deny it. Many will fear. Because many will be accountable for what they are doing now. David Cole is correct: Jacinda Ardern enjoys the power and thinks that if she gets married with pictures posted a la Evita in the womens’ gossip and fashion magazines everyone will love her and join her in hating those who do not comply with that new idol: science.
The public’s relationship with science should, ideally, be governed by what’s known as “good-faith skepticism.” It’s an assumption going in that scientists are not trying to do harm, and indeed, most sincerely want to do good. But, under certain conditions, be it human error, avarice, political pressure, or competition for grants, even people with decent intentions can foul up.
Good-faith skepticism regarding scientists is vital for a healthy society. It’s a balance: Should it tip too far in one direction (mindless gullibility and acceptance of everything a lab-coater tells you) or the other (automatic dismissal of science as a field and scientists as “Tuskegee Frankensteins”), it’s bad news. And two years of Covid have brought nothin’ but bad news, with some leftists coming to view scientists as gods, and some rightists coming to view them as Mengeles.
The “politician/scientist alliance” (typified by the Democrats and Fauci) has done much to encourage both extremes, exhorting the left to lionize lab-coaters (Fauci literally declaring, “I am science”), and taunting the right with a stubborn refusal to admit errors and uncertainties. “Two years of Covid have brought nothin’ but bad news, with some leftists coming to view scientists as gods, and some rightists coming to view them as Mengeles.”
Also, the personal behavior of the alliance members has engendered bad-faith skepticism to a huge degree. The people who tell us we’re gonna die if we (and our children) are maskless have no problem constantly violating their own mask rules. In their personal behavior, they don’t act like there’s an emergency. Ordinary folks pick up on that.
Worse still, some in the alliance seem to be enjoying the pandemic a bit too much. When I see the wide toothy smile on the bony-ass Skeletor face of the New Zealand prime minister every time she announces new lockdowns and mandates, I think, “Jesus, that psychopath’s getting a kick out of this shit.”
If you’re gonna torment your populace in the name of science, at least pretend it’s not making you orgasm. I’m thinking of places like Australia where the maskless have been beaten in the streets by cops. I recall a 1994 incident in Honolulu in which a circus elephant killed its trainer and went on a rampage through the city. As local animal control didn’t have proper elephant tranquilizers and local police didn’t have proper elephant guns, the cops were forced to use their service weapons on the beast, and it was a slow, painful death.
What’s always stayed with me is the footage of the cops after the animal died. They were gutted. Some were weeping. None of them wanted to do what they did.
It’s easy to tell when people, even trained professionals, are unhappy with an assigned task. I’ve yet to see any expression similar to the Honolulu cops on the faces of the Aussie skullcrackers.
Again, can’t you just act like you’re not enjoying this?David Cole, Taki’s Magazine.
You will not be saved by science or technology. Science is a system for demonstrating error. It works by correcting mistakes by the use of experiments. It is not doctrine. The idol of science is based on a rhetorical misunderstanding of a series of mistakes. It has always justified the hatred of others, because hygiene and eugenics.
The same people justify what they are doing on the precautionary principle: that if they do nothing the world will end. It will not. The world will only end when the last souls are saved and so that destruction of nature is averted. It will be an act of God.
What they cheerleaders for science and social manipulation fear is their loss of power in this time. Fools. They should fear for their souls and repent. We all face an accounting.