A De Facto Dictatorship
“I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.” – Thomas Jefferson
“If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” -George Washington
As the laws currently stand, America is still a free nation. In the practical operation of government, I think it is incorrect to say we have one “of the people, by the people and for the people.” Democratic systems are fragile in nature, and they can be easily broken.
The left has reached a point where they are so powerful, they can now set all the rules. Anyone who holds a view that disagrees with the leftist mob is labeled as an enemy and quickly exiled. Alexis de Tocqueville gave a perfect description of the type of oppression people are now facing:
“Tyranny in democratic republics does not proceed in the same way, however. It ignores the body and goes straight for the soul. The master no longer says: You will think as I do or die. He says: You are free not to think as I do. You may keep your life, your property, and everything else. But from this day forth you shall be as a stranger among us.
You will retain your civic privileges, but they will be of no use to you. For if you seek the votes of your fellow citizens, they will withhold them, and if you seek only their esteem, they will feign to refuse even that. You will remain among men, but you will forfeit your rights to humanity. When you approach your fellow creatures, they will shun you as one who is impure.
And even those who believe in your innocence will abandon you, lest they, too, be shunned in turn. Go in peace, I will not take your life, but the life I leave you with is worse than death.” – end quote
President Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen managed to go a step beyond by prostrating himself before his persecutors. He hoped by bad-mouthing Trump, he will regain his freedom. After calling Trump a “pathological narcissist” a hundred times, Cohen’s services are no longer needed.
Because he will never be able to remove the smell of Donald J. Trump from his hide, it’s unlikely he will be declared rehabilitated and welcomed back into society. By betraying his attorney-client privilege, something that should have prevented him from getting in trouble in the first place, Cohen should now realize he deserves his own fate.
The destruction of the social media site Parler is a most troubling event in relation to freedom of speech. The company’s only sin was it wanted to be an open platform for all people. Parler was banned because it wasn’t part of the cabal. Amazon removed Parler from the servers of Amazon Web Services (AWS), Apple and Google deleted the site’s app from their app stores, and a host of other companies cut ties with Parler.
There is another site called gab.com that could take the place of Parler. It manages its own servers, so AWS can’t pull the plug on it. The left has already labeled gab.com as a dangerous site, and they are trying to destroy it. Just when Ford said you can have any color of car as long it is black, the media will collectively say you can have any social site as long as it is leftist in its political ideology.
We are in the very early stage of what I fear is going to be a repeat of the terrors of the French Revolution. I did a web search for a company that sells guillotines capable of chopping heads, and I couldn’t find any. I’m sure some greedy entrepreneurs will sense the need and invest in guillotine technology. In more ways than one, they will make a killing in the coming years.
It baffles me how these people don’t realize they are doing the devil’s work. They get individuals fired for using the wrong pronoun because they are simply too stupid to matter. A growing number of them honestly think it’s okay to take children out of your home for voting for the wrong party.
The great danger in the cancellation culture is the chance of people being caught in the trap they intend for their enemies. In the future, many will be saying, “but I’m on your side,” as they face their doom.
I think all Christians need to be praying constantly for the Lord Jesus to come and take his bride home. If the Son of God doesn’t come for us soon, the demonic-controlled people of this planet will arrange for us to arrive in heaven by unpleasant means.
“Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth” (Revelation 3:10).
Time to Take Comfort
“This is going to be a very dark winter.” That quote made by presidential candidate Joe Biden during a debate both expressed and set the nation’s mood for the beginning of 2021 and beyond.
He made the comment later, for a second time, while staring into the camera somberly while fully masked. It seemed more than a political utterance that was meant to shape the electorate’s desire for someone prepared to deal effectively with COVID-19.
By the time Biden made the comment, the national mood was already one of dark expectations. Mr. Biden’s party, aided and assisted by its propaganda arm—the mainstream media, both news and entertainment, and the social media, anti-free speech giants—had already brought the American people to a point of fear and frustration. They had divided us right down the middle, setting in motion movement along the track of civil war.
The China/deep-state/leftist-manufactured coronavirus pandemic had done its work. People were, and continue to be, huddling in trepidation and willing to go along with globalist demands, both current and future.
Little thought or worry were or are now forthcoming from fully one-half of America’s citizenry concerning the very real possibility that the nation faces at the very least European-style socialism. More and more for the other half, there is growing realization that we might be facing something far worse: not just socialism, but complete lockdown of Orwellian proportions by anti-constitutionalists and anti-God forces intent on completely shutting down liberties written into our founding documents.
Everywhere we look, we see mounting evidence that people have already been cowered into that dystopian corner portrayed in the novel 1984. Everyday life is being swallowed up by the onrush of building stage-setting for Antichrist’s regime of complete control as presented in Revelation chapter 13.
A long-time friend of the Rapture Ready website recently wrote an email that personifies the state of that future society we already face. The personal snapshot of the experience would be humorous if not so serious in its evil portent.
In part, our friend said the following.
I went for a ride this morning, I wake up feeling so bad, I thought a ride and fresh air would help. I got out of the car at a park, took deep breaths, I felt a little better. Then I walked to a nearby pet store to pick up my cat food.
We have to stay outside the store, I stood over a foot away from the door, there was a desk blocking the way to the store and the clerk came over. I was outside in the open, more than 2 feet away from the clerk and the first thing he told me that my mask is not properly covering my nose and to fix it.
I fixed my mask, got the bag and left agitated by his behavior, I went to another store, dropped stuff out of agitation, I picked them and left the store quickly after only getting the stuff I needed most.
I called the store to talk to a manager, I knew what the outcome would be, yet I still picked up the phone and the manager went on about how people have to wear their masks properly.
I kept telling her that I was outside the store, nowhere near the clerk, and he should at least say “Hi” something,……………not the first thing I hear is to adjust my mask.
She went on a rant about our responsibility to protect each other and when I told her I was outside the building a good distance from that guy, she said: “common sense is that people have to make sure their masks are on properly before approaching a store.”
I felt my blood starting to boil, I said: So now, I don’t have common sense?
Anyway, I told the manager, it is nice for the employees to at least say “hi” to a person and not start by asking them to adjust their mask.
She said: is that what you want, I said “yes”, she said ok next time we will say Hi before we ask someone to adjust their mask.
I was so agitated. I shouted out to God about how much longer are we going to put up with this world…”
Actually, I can relate to the experience. While visiting my dermatologist for a check-up, my wife was helping me with a face mask. (I wear one only when absolutely required to do so. Therefore, I’m quite inept.)
A woman was quite agitated nearby. So much so that she began instructing, with irritation in her voice, how my mask should be placed. She then rushed from the room, we figure, because my adjustment was too slowly accomplished.
I, of course, laughed heartily, but Margaret was quite irritated with the lady’s ill-tempered attempt to make sure we did it right.
It was a lesson to me of how people are being turned into proverbial lemmings in preparation for implementing the “new normal” with which the Re-setters want us to comply.
But the foregoing experiences are whimsical compared to what is coming. The supposed winners of the just-concluded presidential election are vowing to come down hard on anyone and everyone who supported the other candidate in any way. They have the most powerful, anti-God forces in the world—plus the minions in high places of Ephesians 6:12 on their side.
Looking at all the troubling things going on in that way makes it seem to not bode well, especially for Christians who oppose the policies and movements that are blatantly against God’s Word.
However, we are instructed by that very Word to trust in the Lord with all our heart (Proverbs 3:5-6). After Paul’s marvelous promise of Christ’s call to us, in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, the apostle writes further in the following chapter:
“For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9–11)
We are to take comfort as we see that moment approaching. And one doesn’t have to be a prophet to see that the signs of His coming are converging even now.