I had to go to stores today, so that means I have to put on my anti-virus (they wish!) face mask–my badge of servility, the outward token of my submission to the all-powerful, all-knowing state.
But everything’s a “mandate” now, we don’t debate legislation anymore, and our masters never ask us what they ought to do; no, they tell us what we must do. Or else.
And anybody who voices opposition to the continued “lockdown”–you know: like they have in prisons when the prisoners get rowdy–is sure to be called a White Supremacist, even if he or she is not white. It would appear there are some folks who like the lockdowns just fine and hope they go on and on until we get permanent socialism. If they hear the word “freedom,” they sneer.
Do we really want to be wards of the state, our whole lives? In a condition of perpetual childhood? Perpetual dependence? Who needs freedom, if the High And Mighty are going to take care of you forever?
God, who really is all-powerful and all-wise–and all-righteous, too! Don’t forget that!–endows us with our freedoms and respects them. He will not use us as puppets.
For sinful, fallible, broken, foolish mortal men and women to play God, to act as God, is obscene and blasphemous. They guarantee our safety, but they can’t deliver. They promise all sorts of utopian goodies, but it’s only empty words. The only thing they’re really good at is abusing and oppressing people. They’ve got black belts in that.
We must never again be stampeded into anything even remotely like The Great Lockdown of 2020. If there’s a crisis and there’s no time to discuss it now, then be doubly sure to discuss it later, as soon as possible. Discuss and debate. And if the action taken to deal with the crisis is unlawful, wrong, ineffective, or worse than the crisis itself–then for sanity’s sake change course!
But with only secular fat-headism to guide us, and in ignorance of God’s ways, we aren’t going to do that well with any crisis.
P.S.–One of our neighbors just came to our door and gave us a bottle of rubbing alcohol. She is now my friend for life.
There are a lot of people who don’t go bad in bad times: and praise the Lord for that.