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If no one had watched television, the pandemic wouldn't have happened.

- Wolfgang Wodarg, German physician and politician, Jerm Warfare podcast interview, July 29 2023

 

As you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come.

- First letter of John, second chapter, 18th verse

 

At a beach here in southern California last weekend I was standing enjoying the sunshine and ocean breeze, and just above me off to the left was a flock of what I think were those birds that swiftly run out into the surf for a bite to eat then scurry back. I looked it up and if correct these were sanderlings. They were all in flight together there, about twenty of them.

As I gazed at this phenomenally captivating display of God's creation, in that moment I couldn't help but think.

Huh. All of them are flying together. None of them are going their own way. Once I did see an errant flight, for just a few seconds, but that bird promptly returned to the squadron.

I know many marvel at birds like the starlings and their formations, hundreds of them making those stunning patterns as they all soar together in some miraculously unified way.

Again, the thought...

Who is leading? How do they know where to go in order to move in precise motion with the others? How exactly does that all work?

Indeed it is a product of God's incredible design, I have no problem with that, but I also know this facet of nature applies to humans.

How come so many do so many wicked and stupid things together? How is it so amazing that so many schlurp up the worst folly, almost by osmosis, and carry it out with the greatest lethality, and they do it in numbers that would make the starlings blush?

I look at a passage in Scripture like the one in the 42nd and 43rd chapters of Jeremiah. Around 600 years before Christ, there are a few people still left there in Jerusalem after Babylon has taken over, and the people are inquiring about what we ourselves all think about all the time: WHAT TO DO. Jeremiah is told by God to tell the people, "Don't go to Egypt, Stay here, God will care for you. Trust Him."

Sure enough, those people just like the sanderlings all together without a thought all take off for Egypt. Duhrrrr... I mean. What part of God says do this did you not understand?

I'd been ruminating a lot about what to put into this season's home page. There is example after example after example of far too many people being loud and loose and liberal with the most foolish public policy demands I've started to get a better feel for the idea that even sharing them here gives them some measure of cachet. "Look at how awful ___ is!" just gets the best pugilistic Catholicist railings going ... or dumps more fuel into the yawning engines of the demonic forces thriving on such attention, Oscar Wilde's quote about being talked about, you know.

With that in mind, I'd gone over a past blog post and thought, hmm, really, this is actually what I'd be saying anyway. Every part of my own personal ministry in the name of my Lord and Savior is about sharing the reality of the World/Kingdom contrast so people would turn to Him. That's it. What I put down in this post from two years ago is as good as any. Yep, redundancy, repetition I know, but sometimes we all need reminding no matter how interminable it seems. I'm sure Jeremiah felt quite exasperated: "How many times do we have to go over this...::Sighhh::"

 I've not changed anything in the writing in the republished post here except that I've done a bit of editing and proofing. The links should still be good. I will admit that I did change the images from those in the original post because I couldn't immediately find them, and in my file search I came across a striking meme and a perfectly appropriate cartoon from the wonderfully insightful MadebyJimBob. I'm adding them in their place.

So, without further ado, here you go. The post does make reference to Covid, which interestingly is presently getting back into the news mainstream again because, well, you know. But anything could replace it which the power broker mandarins of Cain's Legacy put out there for people to get psyched about I've even noticed I did list a few of those things after all, ::ouch:: I just can't help it.

 

    The Pandemic of Legitimate Romanist Activity

September 23, 2021  Wonderful Matters

I simply could not help but get over here and pound out a quick post, even though I have a million things I have to do for my job and my home. But in a very real sense this is my ministry, and I am happy to share some things with a few people who may come across it.

I saw this in a news story, here is the link in this text, a state laying off hundreds of health care personnel because they won't get vaxxed. I did want to title this piece "The Pandemic of Folly Continues Unabated" -- I'd written a post with the title "The Pandemic of Folly" last year -- but I realized I should keep to what we really should understand.

There is a World System that God allowed to be put in motion several millennia ago (cf. fourth chapter of Genesis) that is now manifest in the Roman Catholic Church, and there is a Kingdom made up of those whose sole devotion is to Jesus Christ. Know the distinction as a committed follower of Christ, and have peace. Get confused, and have constant exasperating war with the establishment, with your neighbors, and with yourself. Constant.

Yes, laying off the very people who are needed to address the medical needs of those hit by whatever there is out there is just insane, but Rome moves people to do things like this because that's what they do. The authorities who are doing this are doing so because they are so fearful if they don't they'll be called names by someone loud and mean, most notably those at the New York Times. They might also lose their job because they'll be seen as killers without the "proper" understanding. I get it! Who wants their picture on the front page of the most observed media tool there is along with a caption about how evil they are? Who wants years of industrious preparation, laborious service, and established reputation in their cherished career to be thrown out like old meat? I get that!

Never mind that one of the most absurd things about all the lockdown protocols is how much all the vital economic activity was eviscerated, activity that was absolutely needed to address the needs of anyone who needed medical attention! To have the proper treatments and supportive systems and working technology and fluid supply chains and the millions of people working in hundreds of different support sectors to make it all work -- you can't have them NOT there because of unfounded Covid fears! It keeps me thinking that perhaps, yes I'm not the only one to think this, that the population control mavens -- yes, at the behest of Rome -- are finding a way to get their way... and somehow still looking good doing it.

For those who would screech, "Wait a minute! Catholics like having lots of babies, what's with that?" Ahh, again, more misunderstanding. Rome doesn't necessarily do what it says to do. Jesus even talked about it, remember that? "Be very careful to do what they say, but don't do what they do. That's very different." And if you still remain unconvinced, please check out Tupper Saussy's Rulers of Evil. It is all very much laid out there. Here it is, online. Please read it, then come back and share what you've learned, I'd love to know what it is.

I'm not here to bash Rome -- I can't! And I won't. I simply want people to know Christ. Rome is there because it is supposed to be there doing its thing for the hundreds of millions of people who like it doing what it does. That is very much not a bad thing -- much because God let it be that way for a reason. (Did you look at that fourth chapter of Genesis yet?)

Check out this other web piece, just put out by Jeffrey Tucker. He is one of the most brilliant expositors of the causes and effects and everything in between related to the reigning Covid hysteria. Here he addresses a question I've had banging around in my head -- how is it that everyone seems to be on board with doing the Covid hysteria dance -- the masks and the mandates and the unvaxx-shaming and the whole thing? How can everyone be doing it?

Yes there's all the Charles Mackay stuff and Edward Bernays stuff and all the rest of it -- you know, the madness of the crowd stuff. Tucker doesn't get at the answer here, though it is interesting reading.

The answer is that so many millions and millions of people are so richly Catholicized that they will do anything Rome tells them to do through all the accepted channels of sin management enforcement -- the media, the academia, the church militant, the church grafted, doesn't matter if you are conservative, liberal, independent, whatever. You're still sucked into doing what everyone else is supposed to be doing.

It is just the thing that caught my eye was the title of Tucker's piece: "Copycat Governments: How the World Locked Down." It locked down because the World System authoritatively administered from Rome told them to, through all the ubiquitous channels just cited, and more. Why does the word Catholic mean "Universal"?

I've come to realize that all the huffing and puffing about Covid is in some ways just wasted energy. I myself have written quite a bit about this thing in my blog -- a bit in my webzine too. It isn't that it isn't helpful, but I have to remember I'm a servant in the Kingdom. I've also read hundreds of pieces like Tucker's, many of them of course his -- he is terrific -- but it is all to no avail in the end. I've accepted that if I can lead any number of people to Christ and His beautiful Kingdom, then that's great. One of the main lessons of Scripture is that bad shit happens.

But God is still with you to minister to you and through you to worship Him and love others. Whatever happens.

This is because, you see, if you also check out a bit of The Revelation, there at the end of the Bible, you'll see that a Covid incident is piddle compared to what is in store. We think we can stop Covid. What a joke. What hubris to even try in the tiniest way to get to zero-Covid.

But then Rome is hubris personified. After being admonished Cain didn't go and make the right kind of sacrifice, he instead defiantly made the one he wanted to make and then proudly went off to build a city so he could more easily do human sacrifice and show everyone who paid him good money what a fabulous brother's keeper he could be. But to do that he had to pour the greatest amount of dread into the hearts and souls of his fellow city-dwellers.

He is doing that today. Look: Covid anything. Massing migrants. Afghanistan abandonment. Authoritarian bureaucratic dictates. Unchecked crime. Police state tactics. Sexual unconventionality. "Critical Race Theory." Federal spending extravagancy. Enron-like Chinese property development company meltdown. Big tech. Big anything.

All of it rotten to the core, yes. Say something about it, that's fine.

But it is just like trying to get to zero-Covid.

Just a lot of pointless virtue-signaling by those fully and irrevocably sworn to do the things Rome tells them to do.

Wait until we get to those parts described in Revelation.

Might want to have Jesus. Otherwise, Scripture tells us you will really want mountains to fall on top of you to protect you from what is coming.

Then again, what Rome does -- what it has always done -- may be a very good thing. It is just the thing for people to see it all for what it is, and yes -- it is not hard to grasp...

Get out of all that and see about this Jesus fellow.

 

Just FYI, for the latest from Mr. Tucker over there at Brownstone take a look here, his piece "The Great Game of Let's Pretend." He makes the case that ruthless prosecution awaits anyone who dares to speak outside the Overton Window, dares to address things that really matter. This stuff here in this webzine about the fully Catholicized nation? It is so far outside those permissions that to most it is the most vulgar spewdom in the ugliest foreign language no one can decipher. Not only "Never mind!" but "Go away! with this stuff that scares us because we can't understand it... or else."

Then there is this blistering bit of truth-telling from Melissa Mackenzie over at The American Spectator, this one about how much our best politicians continue to live The Big Lie. The context is the first Republican presidential candidate debate held the other night, and here you'll find a terrific expose of the even more brutally proficient Inquisition, still very much alive and well and lethal. Here's a screenshot of the last paragraph of her piece.

 

 

You'll see here someone is noticing that wicked and stupid people are only in positions of power and authority because wicked and stupid people put them there. How lovely is "democracy." The cat rockets out of the bag with her very last truth: no matter what, anyone visible doing political things are always doing them at the behest of their masters. Do you care to know who they are? You may hear people say "Well, those behind-the-scenes are this person or that person! Look out!" Maybe their masters are indeed some brilliant and exceptionally opaque bureaucrats/educrats/technocrats except the question still remains, who are their masters?

Two key things though about Mr. Tucker's and Mrs. Mackenzie's takes. Sorry for the repetition, but people are still not getting it. So here goes again, in the spirit of Jeremiah.

 First, every single bit of wickedness and stupidity these people employ is supposed to be that way for a populace that demands it. The United State government is a legitimate instrument of God's judgment. Know about it, understand it, yes, but no matter how much anyone rails against it or rages about resisting it, it will still do its job under the auspices of The Big Lie that is indeed getting bigger and deeper and wider than ever.

 Yes it will get worse, and the consequences are dire. You hear about baaad Covid? In Revelation it says one-third of the earth's people will die by some kind of illness, or "water that was made bitter." It will happen and it has nothing to do with Covid. Something like it, but not this, not even close. You hear about the climate change crisis. Pshaw. Wait until the last days, Ahh. The Book of Revelation again, one-third of the earth will be afflicted by deadly heat, or "fire, smoke, and brimstone."

Oh. Huh.

The second thing, though, is a bit better.

In fact it is a lot better.

God tarries.

He tarries because He wants those few more to repent and step into His Kingdom.

In His omniprescient wisdom and overwhelming love, He tarries, wanting a lot of people to repent.

You?

Believe on Christ for your deliverance from all this death.

He is it. He is the Only Way.

He is Life. Joy. Peace. Beauty. Glory. Wonder.

He is 180 degrees in the opposite direction of the gushing wickedness and stupidity and a gazillion gazillion light years from any of it.

Go to Him, do not wait.

And then even better, share Him, effusively, eloquently, enthusiastically, with everyone you know.

Have Kingdom with them right now.

 

I am getting up in age and finding being out in God's creation on prayer walks is really the most invigorating thing I could do. Not dismissing time spent with family, friends, colleagues, passers-by always hoping to share Him and Kingdom with them.

A few nights ago, early evening around late dusk, I was finishing up a pleasant walk out front of a very nice large older auditorium at a well-respected university near where I live. The place is indeed totally overrun by demonic activity as most academia are, but that doesn't keep me from maniacally praying there and criminally leaving gospel tracts as if I could even come close to doing what Jonah eventually did for the people of Nineveh.

At the tail end of my evening walk there on a path near the large grassy promenade out front of that auditorium, I basked in the glory of the very tall trees all about, truly cathedrals in my view where God blesses me with the privilege of communing with Him. The night was clear after a rare summer weekend storm, the crescent moon glimmering through the branches.

As I strolled I heard the sound of music. It was beautiful, a melody that was sweet and enriching. It was a single instrument, and as I walked I observed a young maybe-college-associated dude there sitting on that lawn against the trunk of one of those trees, playing his steel bongo he was quite skilled, the music sublime.

I only share this because that moment was, for want of a much better word, enchanting. Yes the word has a connotation that God is some kind of magician, and I don't mean to give that impression at all. But in times when we least expect it, especially when the World seems to be about as gruesome as it can be with the widely showcased wicked and stupid incessantly advancing the tremendously wicked and stupid they've been successfully shoving into the mainstream for millennia and millennia...

God blasts through it all in the simplest yet most spectacular ways.

For moments like that.

Always.

He will.

 

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Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,

but whoever hates correction is stupid.

Good people obtain favor from the Lord,

but He condemns people who devise wicked schemes.

- Twelfth chapter of Proverbs, first and second verses

 

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Notes:

  • Again, here is my blog Wonderful Matters.

  • Two home page pieces ago I wrote about this thing stupidity especially when it comes to public policy and the newest thing out there, "A.I."

  • Some thoughts about the grafted church are here. And here are some thoughts about what a true Kingdom worship assembly looks like.

  • I've also assembled a pretty comprehensive list of "All the Bad Guys," those shadowy figures and nefarious elements cited by many as the ones really doing all the evil messing with things out there and at whom we should be really, really angry. That I didn't get quite a few on the list I'm sure is a testament to their brilliance.

  • For those not quite well-versed, Oscar Wilde once said "The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about."

  • The "Overton Window" is the range of discussion topics allowed to be addressed in the mainstream.

  • It seems MadebyJimBob has a website, it is here.

  • The image of the sanderlings was clipped from the National Audubon Society website.

  • Here again is the link to Tupper Saussy's Rulers of Evil.

  • The gratuitous disclaimer, but not any less meaningful: I don't call out anyone else's wickedness and stupidity, I can only call out my own and bring it to a merciful forgiving God. The Bible, however, justly and righteously exposes both the World's and mine, and God does ask us to insightfully understand. As much as I pray for apocalyptic revival especially in places like the most benighted college campuses, I pray for the very same thing in my own heart.

  • A beautiful Psalm to augment all of this is the 118th. Check it out. Read it. Think deeply on it. Pray over it. The eighth verse is supposedly the very middle one in all of Scripture - it is a very good one.

  • Here are a few thoughts about The One Who Delivers from the Wicked and the Stupid.

 

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