My Newswithviews Column, March 4 (‘It’s All About Control’)

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Liberals have a lust to be obeyed, slavishly, by normal people. And Big Tech believes they can make us want to obey. Perfect together!

It’s All About Control

And have you noticed how they keep moving the goalposts? Now we’ve got Foochi Fauci darkly hinting that life won’t be back to normal even by this time in 2022. And there’s a poll in the UK that shows a certain number of people saying they’ll never stop wearing face masks, they’ll wear ’em for the rest of their lives.

When they get done with us, there’ll no more adults among us. The libs will be the Morlocks, and we’ll be the Eloi.

And they will eat us.

After they eat up all our wealth, of course.

‘You Gotta Think About This Quote’ (2018)

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“These guys had it all figured out.”

This quote refers to a lost city, whose ruins are called Angamuca.

You Gotta Think About This Quote

How do you wind up turning into a lost city if you’ve got everything figured out? I mean, this city was kaput, a goner, passed on, out of business, dead as a doornail–it doesn’t look to me like they had much of anything figured out.

But then I’m not an archaeologist.

‘Erased from History’ (2011)

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Nothing left but ruins

Lest we forget…

Once upon a time, long ago, a great civilization throve along the banks of the Indus River.

It has been so thoroughly erased from history, it might as well not have existed at all.

Erased from History

This civilization existed contemporaneously with those of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and China. We know they traded by land and sea. But we don’t know their language, we can’t read their writing, and we don’t know the name of a single person among the millions who must have lived there. We don’t even have a legend or a folk-tale.

Will the same thing be said, someday, of our globalist fat-headed humanist civilization?

 

‘And See What Comes Out’ (2015)

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I think we are seeing what’s coming out of our colleges, and it isn’t good.

…And See What Comes Out!

Anyone would think the “educators” were purposely trying to destroy our country–and they’d be right.

Of course, now we’ve had a Democrat government imposed on us, so forget about government doing anything at all to correct the abuses of what we laughingly call “higher education.” They’re only there to throw gasoline onto the fire–the more useful idiots the schools turn out, the better they like it.

America might not survive its education system.

Seeing How Far They Can Go

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Plutarch tells us of a king of Sparta who enacted a lot of silly and exasperating laws–to teach his people, he explained, a habit of obedience.

Is this what’s being done to us?

No singing allowed! No cheering. Double face masks. Triple face masks! No Christmas, no Thanksgiving, no buying seeds or paint–no talking allowed in the supermarket! All of these and more have been imposed upon the people in what used to be called the Free World.

Why?

“Because COVID!” That’s the universal reason. Not that they’ve given up on Climate Change, but COVID has pulled far ahead of that.

But what if COVID’s not the reason? What if the whole idea is to prepare us for The Great Reset by teaching us a habit of unquestioning obedience?

What if they’re just trying to see how far they can go with provoking, exasperating, and confusing us? Keep going until they reach some undefined end point? If there even is an end.

Their assumption is that God can’t stop them.

But I think He can.

What to Write?

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It’s Sunday–the sabbath, for many of us–and I don’t want to write about stealing elections and dumping our country into a cauldron of boiling-over wickedness: plenty of time to do that all week long.

I watch the chameleon catching the fly and I wonder whether God is trying to tell us something. The fly has no idea the chameleon is anywhere nearby. But here I am straying into the nooze… *sigh*

Judah the Maccabee, although he was fighting desperately for the preservation of his people, nevertheless refrained from fighting on the Sabbath: it was his way of honoring the sovereignty of God and declaring his trust in Him. So he would only fight if the enemy actually attacked him.

Against all odds the Maccabees recovered the freedom of the Jewish people. And their situation was much more hopeless than ours. They had to fight against men. We fight against cowards, liars, and fools.

Ach! There I go again. Sorry!

‘Souping Up the Classics’ (2017)

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C’mon, now! They wouldn’t really rewrite all the classics. Would they?

Souping Up the Classics

You may want to read the article linked to by Linda in the comments section: Wall High School, New Jersey, edited all references of President Donald Trump out of the school’s 2017 yearbook. No one took responsibility for this act of censorship, although the school principal denied having anything to do with it.

Incredible as it seems, there are still people out there who do not know that Leftism = No More Freedom. Unless they think it’s only other people’s freedom that’s going to disappear, never their own.

That’s what Zinoviev and Kamenev thought right up until the moment Stalin had them shot.

‘Fame Isn’t So Famous Anymore’ (2013)

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This horse died well before I was born; but when I was growing up, who hadn’t heard of Seabiscuit?

Some of those Famous Celebrities I mentioned in this 2013 essay have already been totally forgotten. Given today’s insatiable hunger for celebrities, how can that be?

Fame Isn’t So Famous Anymore

The heroes of whom Homer sang, who lived some 3,000 years ago, are still famous today–albeit not as famous as they were when I was 12 years old and couldn’t get enough of their stories. Think anyone’s gonna remember Miley Cyrus three millenia from now?

O Christmas Tree!

We have a real Christmas tree every year. It’s a tradition. For both of us here, it brings back Christmas memories going all the way back to early childhood. And some of our ornaments, handed down by grandparents, are older than that.

But in recent years, most people have gone for artificial trees.

Until this year.

This year the word is that the demand for real trees is higher than it’s been for years (https://www.aljazeera.com/economy/2020/11/27/christmas-tree-more-americans-flocking-to-fresh-cut-evergreens). In fact, sales reached a new high even before Thanksgiving.

They’re trying to chalk this up to King COVID somehow, but I think the truth is more profound than that. And simpler.

This year, more than other years, we need Christmas. We need the family and the Christmas tree, and we need it all to be real, we need the carols; and above all, we need our Savior, Jesus Christ. We’ve been trying to get buy on fake stuff longer than is good for us. Our souls are starving. We need Christ to be born in us, in our hearts.

We don’t need any more fake nooze, fake elections, fake celebrities, fake science, phony world leaders–we’ve had enough, and we’re choking on it.

We need the Baby in the Manger–and His Father, the God who has blessed everything that is wholesome, sane, and decent.

Liberals and Perpetual Infancy

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“Unknowable” observes, “It’s as if liberals can’t get enough of authority.”

That’s for sure. I can’t understand that mind-set. It’s like they want to be told what to do. Show me a liberal who isn’t wearing a face mask outdoors, and I’ll show you a cryptozoology specimen. No matter how arbitrary or inane the restriction, the libs lap it up–and stare daggers at you if you don’t.

What? Do they like doing homework? Standing in line? Being sent up to bed when someone else decides it’s time?

The Far Left and authoritarianism go together like H2 and O. You don’t find one without the other.

And here’s something my wife first noticed in the 1960s:

The same teenage rebel who won’t clean her room, and gets into daily screaming fights with her mother… joins a freakin’ commune and tamely does everything the commune big shot tells her to, no matter how unreasonable or degrading. And you wind up with something like the Manson family.

Some pipsqueak like Obama tells ’em, “You’ve got to support gay marriage,” and they fall into line at once, even if it requires a sudden 180-degree turn in their thinking. (I’ve seen it done. It’s rather horrifying, that anyone should be able to jettison his core beliefs so easily.) But let a law come down from God Almighty, and they make a show of breaking it. They rebel against God and kow-tow to the most contemptible and asinine “leaders” that a fallen human race can produce.

Pray for President Trump, standing in the breech against a tide of globalist tyranny. May the God who put him there sustain him.