Spirituality has always been high on my list of fascinations, fueled, in part, by we can never know, on the one hand, and I know this church is true, on the other (spoken, always, by someone who doesn’t know.)
My own background is somewhat unusual, having been born in a Mormon community. I’m aware of only two non-Mormon families who lived in Richmond, UT at the time. So naturally, I like everyone I knew, developed the steadfast, certain faith in God, which I would later claim (incorrectly) is impossible. We learned the surprising fact that there are non-Mormons, whom we were taught to pity.
My own family was rather unusual. My father never went to church but my mother went regularly. My grandparents went to church always, but not to the Church in Richmond. It occurred to me that this was odd, but I believe I was six or seven years old when my Grandmother told me that she, my Grandfather, and my dad were not Mormons! Talk about planting a wild seed!
I remained a Mormon and a believer, but I was troubled. My grandparents particularly were some of the finest human beings humanity ever produced. My Grandpa Bill’s generosity was over the top. As a pharmacist he donated thousands of dollars worth of medication to needy people. We weren’t aware of the size of it all until after he passed on.
Being a relatively normal boy I grew to despise the going to church routine. My father was always doing something far more intriguing and I finally fell away from attendance. Yet my fascination in human interests and motivation continued. This is, no doubt, what led me into becoming a Master Folklorist and a writer.
So, while the Mormon appeal fell apart (for reasons I’ll not go into here), my fascination with spiritual ideology grew. Particularly intriguing is the concept of Christianity. Christianity sprang from Judean roots and one can study the evolution throughout the Old Testament. A fascinating study! Much incredible wisdom and intuition resides there along with the introduction to Christian philosophy, which to me smells so sweet.
The “red letters” (words credited to Jesus), contain little that’s even debatable. It boils the complexities of life down to absolute simplicity. John 13:34 presents in a single verse, the solution to mankind’s problems, “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.”
“…as I have loved you” being the tricky part. We can’t even comprehend what Jesus went through in the Garden of Gethsemane, but it’s not hard to imagine the horror of being stripped, whipped, nailed to a cross, all while possessing the power to end it in a moment. Instead, he delivers the ultimate expression of love.
It has become blindly, stinkingly apparent that the world is entering dark times. No one would’ve predicted the disaster the Biden pRESIDENCY has turned out to be. Nor could we have even imagined the absurd horrors the world is going through thanks to a groundless conspiracy. The lies about the scamdemic will continue, sadly, probably forever, and pray to God these anti population fanatics don’t generate a truly deadly disease. I could write pages on the horrors of the Democrat party, and yes, I could write much of the same about the evil empire of Republicrats.
At least we know who the Demonicrats are, they make no bones about their hatred for American principle. However, the Republicrats are, with a few notable exceptions, of a very similar ideology. Oh what a shame our founders didn’t come up with a way to prevent politics from becoming a profession.
At this point it has reached a level of true absurdity. I could start working on another list of the horrors being conducted by both our, and the global, powers that be, but I’ll moderate and keep to the point. Horrors such as loosing our newly won energy independence, our completely embarrassing and disastrous retreat from Afghanistan, the most absurd border crises imaginable. We have the weaponization of the FBI and the State Dept. Our right to speak freely is being crushed openly and willingly. They’re working to take away our most essential guarantor of freedom, the right to self defense. Our schools are becoming more and more openly Marxist! [Here I must throw in my whole hearted recommendation to read “American Marxism,” Mark Levin dissects this infection marvelously!] They are redefining sex and gender. They equate freedom with the right to murder the unborn! AND the majority in this country are not pleased! How can this be!??
Well beyond creating a Hellish version of a political party. In this case a party founded by a ruthless, cruel slave owner, Andrew Jackson, which fought a war to maintain slavery, battled against suffrage for Black and female Americans, the Chinese Exclusion Act, the Indian Removal Act, battling against the Civil Rights Act of 1964, The Palmer Raids, Prohibition, formation of the KKK, standing again Republicans making lynching a federal crime, the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment, Japanese interment camps, Bag of Pigs where Kennedy never provided promised support, delivering South Vietnam to the North, America loses its AAA credit rating, Clinton sets up the 9/11 disaster by not accepting Sudan offer of Osama Bin Laden. Amid the horrors of the USSR, China, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Cuba, and Venezuela, among others we hear from Democrats the constant refrain that socialism is good and workable, but hasn’t yet been done properly. The matter of selling that party and its absurdities to the people. Every inch of what we see in the destruction of America is being packaged and sold to “the people” by whom?
Yes! The media. Our main-stream media has become an almost inconceivable den of dishonesty and misdirection. Worse than the weaponization of the FBI and State Department, is the politicization of the Main-Stream Media. “Political correctness” has literally delivered the end of free speech. It has the result of separating people, transferring our loyalty to particular groups which carry identifying titles, African American, Hispanic American, Chinese American, etc., rather than simply American. Removing the Indian from butter packaging, the Black woman from syrup containers, changing the name of political teams (the Redskins? a name I found full of respect). It boils down to tribalism, and feeds the fire of prejudice and judgementalism which lies at the core of liberal ideology. What feeds these absurdities? Our Marxist “education” [indoctrination] system and the Main-Stream Media!
The media never has been what could be considered as balanced. The Patriot Press began in the mid 1700s as a group of periodicals critical of the King of England and the Parliament. There was little objectivity here, the agenda was clear and purposefully stated. The Progressive Era began around the turn of the 20th century, and at this time was introduced the partisan party press whose preferences were, and are, well known. Protecting JFK, Lyndon Johnson, and other “progressive” politicians to the point of actually working with them on their agendas. This evolving to what we have today, a completely corrupt leftist tool of control over the people. Their intent is far from informing the people, their mission is driving the leftist agenda. An evolution from the intention of our Founders as a “we the people” foundation of power, to a “we your leaders” foundation of control.
When you look at what’s going on in our media today, it is literally flabbergasting! The whole world is on it’s knees over the flu! We are forcing our children, who are under almost no risk, to take an experimental “vaccine,” which is not a vaccine, but a rather ineffective treatment regimen and is far more dangerous to our youngsters than C19! Censoring the mention of truly effective treatments like Ivermectin, hydroxychloroquine, chlorine dioxide, multiclonal antibody treatment in favor of a multi-billion dollar Big-Pharma experimental, DNA operating “vaccine”program which is demonstrably ineffective. And this, against a dreadful Coronavirus which is deadly to less than 1% (try digging through the crap to find the actual fatality rate).
Our news media are about spreading fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD), and it works because so many suck it up. Nassim Talib, Lebanese-American essayist, mathematical statistician, former option trader, risk analyst, and aphorist had this to say, “To be completely cured of newspapers, spend a year reading the previous week’s newspapers.”
Beyond all of this, is the current state of “social media.” Facebook, Twitter, Tumbler YouTube, and so on. The censorship going on here is off the charts. My own income is largely based on ghost-writing of a political nature. Because my clients are paying me for, and depending upon reliable, provable information, I have to be very careful and thorough in my research. In spite of this, the current “cancel culture” mentality is resulting in the “demonetization” of many of my clients, based on zero actual evidence, but only on the fact that it is conservative and patriotic. On the bright side, we have an expansion of freedom oriented platforms like Parler, Rumble, Gab, MeWe, Telegram and others, where the content is left to be judged by the readers rather than by the prejudices of Zuckerberg, Dorsey, Soros, Bezos, Bill Gates (the last of these guilty of the paralyzations of half a million children in India and Africa, and we don’t know how many deaths, using… VACCINE!) The judgement of these evil billionaires is something we can definitely do without.
The dangers of a biased media are hard to avoid. Looking for protection from misinformation, is that so many of these resources are holding hands with the very root of misinformation. Operated by Universities and media outlets themselves! For example, on their site, Walden University presents a page, Fact Check: How to decipher online news and information: Protect Yourself from Fake News.” It does have some interesting and good advice, but it also guides its users towards “resources” that distinctly tend toward the Main-Stream. Also referring its users to notoriously inaccurate “fact check” resources like, “Snopes,” or “Politifact,”
One of your best defenses is to look at the past. Consider, for example, the lies you’ve been told about C19, cloth masks will protect you; hospitalizations of children are through the roof; 15 days to shorten the curve; the virus originated on a “wet farm;” keep kids home from school; the vaccine is harmless and effective; once vaccinated you won’t have to wear a mask; Fauci wasn’t involved in gain-of-function research, and the list goes on. Or step into the anti-Trump world: President Trump incited the “riot;” Racism in inherent in American police forces; the Antifa/BLM “protests” were mostly peaceful; hydroxychloroquine is not only useless against C19, it’s dangerous; Trump referred to Nazis and White Supremacists as “fine people;” the 2020 election was free and fair; the Secret Service cleared Lafayette Park in May of 2020 for the purposes of allowing Trump to have a photo op posing with a Bible; projecting the first Covid-19 vaccine would not be ready until November of 2033; The New York Post published modeling photos of Trump’s wife Melania and reported they were taken in 1995; Trump had not paid income taxes for 18 years. Later, tax return pages leaked to MSNBC ultimately showed that Trump actually paid a higher rate than Democrats Bernie Sanders and President Obama; CNN claimed Nancy Sinatra was “not happy” at her father’s song being used at Trump’s inauguration. Sinatra responded, “That’s not true. I never said that. Why do you lie, CNN? Actually I’m wishing him the best.;” Zeke Miller of TIME reported that President Trump had removed the bust statue of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. from the Oval Office. Many, many more can be seen here.
Unfortunately (I do this for a living, I know), it is very difficult to accurately fact check what you find in the news. My own first assumption is, if it’s from a major media outlet like NPR, CNN, MSNBC etc., it’s almost certainly misleading to some degree, and quite probably a major degree. Over the years one finds resources which are dependable against which you can check a report. One of the greatest for me was Rush Limbaugh. If Rush reported it, it was certainly based on fact. The trick in Rush’s case was his humor. He would report something absurdly wrong, just to pick up on the absurd retribution which would follow, which he would then cash in on. The man was a true genius! Outside of that I always reference various resources for any verification, from BBC, to Pravda, looking for similarities and verifiable results. Sadly, it takes a lot of work, but it is important work. Our freedom is flowing down the drain and our Main-Stream Media is directing the flow.
Valentine’s Day is here again, but things don’t feel all that loving. Times have gotten so bizarre that it’s hard to believe I’m not dreaming. Marxists running our “education” system; politicians battling to defund police departments; the biggest, most ridiculous fraud in human history (the scamdemic), in which perfectly effective treatments are being ignored and censored (Ivermectin, hydroxychloroquine, multiclonal antibody treatment; one I’ve used successfully, twice, chlorine dioxide, yet we’re being forced to submit to an experimental “vaccine,” that isn’t even a vaccine, but rather an ineffective treatment regimen which is actually more dangerous for healthy young people, by far, than is the C19 virus, yet our “officials” are forcing the young and healthy to subject themselves to a significant health risk in the form of an experimental “vaccine” that has already caused thousands of deaths and millions of injuries around the world?
Censorship has become completely normal. It is the real pandemic we are facing. The POTUS (Trump, not Peddo-Joe) was silenced by Twitter, Facebook, Spotify, Snapchat, etc. Zuckerberg said, “We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great (sic)… Therefore, we are extending the block we have placed on (Trump’s) Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete (sic).” Thus social media is denying the President of the United States of America his First Amendment Rights.
Outside of the truckers uprising in Canada and the US, there is little of encouragement to see.
We had a President who delivered on his promises. We had a newly accomplished American energy independence, record unemployment, Feds receiving record funds after Trump’s tax cuts, finally keeping the promise to recognize Jerusalem, record peacekeeping in the Middle East, moving school choice to the top of the U.S. Education Department grants, cutting of 800 Obama regulations, saving over $200 billion, over 1,000 arrests in sex trafficking operations, enhanced Veteran Care Act. VA seeking partnerships to build and improve health-care facilities. VA announcing Veterans Coordinated Access & Rewarding Experiences Act. VA, Ginnie Mae creating task force to address mortgage refinancing issues. Signing a bill to streamline VA disability claims appeals process. VA firing more than 500 feds, even before new accountability law. Signing VA accountability act into law, promising far better care for veterans. Launching veterans’ complaint hotline. Accountability and Whistleblower Protection at VA. Business Investments up 39 percent (due to tax cuts). April 2018 best month in history, U.S. manufacturing in the U.S. accelerating as more an more businesses return to the U.S. the list goes on and on and then some (including growing income for Americans).
Nevertheless, and in spite of all this, the 2020 “election” somehow delivered one of American history’s greatest examples of worthlessness. A racist pedophile suffering from dementia who’s been demonstrating for almost 50 years, the fact that one can survive in DC while doing nothing good. The 1994 crime bill which reduced the penalty for cocaine (the white folks drug of choice) and radically increased the penalty for drug being used by minority Americans. His dishonest is of record proportions, he even had to drop out of the ’88 election for plagiarism (a characteristic he has often employed.) About The oBama, America first Black President, he said, “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.” He Eulogized Strom Thurmond, “There’s not enough troops in the army, to force the southern people to break down segregation and admit the n******* race into our theaters, into our swimming pools, into our homes, and into our churches.” Peddo Joe fought against school integration. Worked to make Social Security taxable, and then increased that tax! This list too, goes on and on and on…
Against all odds and defying all logic, the evil creep, Peddo-Joe won the election, we’re told. It actually seems rather obvious that the election was actually rigged, everything from programmable voting machines??? to fake ballots… even Time Magazine admitted that the election was rigged by a “well funded kabal.”
And what has this magnificent rogue actually accomplished? Rapidly undid most of the accomplishments of Donald Trump. Energy independence gone. A disastrous failure of a retreat from Afghanistan leaving behind billions in assets for Islam; promotes transgender sports bans; the Colonial Pipeline hack; waves sanctions on Russian oil pipeline; weaponized the FBI to intimidate parents; unleashed the biggest border crisis in history. Sadly this list is almost endless.
All of this leaves me with only one option to celebrate Valentine’s Day, a look into the past: