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It’s Starting to Scare Us

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One of Herod’s men

Which scares you more–the coronavirus itself, or the government’s response to it? In California they arrested a surfer who was alone on the water, hundreds of feet away from the nearest person, for violating “social distancing” commands. A government that does such things is not in its right mind. And some of us are growing fearful of people who obey crazy orders.

In 2002, eighteen years ago, Timothy Terrell penned this essay for Chalcedon:

https://chalcedon.edu/resources/articles/legitimacy-and-intimidation

In “Legitimacy and Intimidation,” Terrell wrote that “criminal behavior is a declaration of the autonomy of the individual and a rejection of God’s authority over human beings.” As submission to God’s laws goes out the window, a vicious circle comes in: the criminals get wilder and more violent, and the police rely more and more on massive force as a tool of intimidation. So you get the SWAT team smashing down your door at 4 a.m. because you jaywalked.

We worry that the curbs put on our freedom during the current crisis are going to prove too tasty to the government to give up when the crisis passes. “Hey! This is fun, ordering people’s behavior!” We also suspect that Democrats and their lapdogs in the nooze media are purposely trying to stretch out the crisis and scare us all silly in hopes of stampeding us into voting some Democrat psycho into the White House in November. Who honestly doubts they are capable of it?

Pray the Lord will exert His strength on us and bring us back to our senses, back to sanity: back to Him.

If we can learn important lessons from this crisis, we can come out of it a stronger country than we were going in.


‘Remove Them’ from Their Homes?

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What happened the last time we listened to a snake?

This is getting out of hand and starting to resemble a globalist scheme to control people.

The World Health Organization–do you trust them? really?–has run up the flagpole a new wrinkle in the fight against the Brought-to-you-by-communist-China coronavirus (https://www.breitbart.com/health/2020/04/07/coronavirus-who-official-floats-removing-the-infected-from-their-homes-to-stop-spread/). To quote the WHO’s executive director:

“Now we need to go and look in families to find those people who may be sick and remove them and isolate them in a safe and dignified manner…”

Is this where the Second Amendment comes in handy? Do we really want strangers coming into our homes and making off with members of our families? Any guarantee we’ll ever see them again? Not that you should implicitly trust any guarantee offered by any gaggle of United Nations bureaucrats.

I had my doubts about this story, but so far it does seem to be true.

To which I believe we are bound to reply: Not in America, sunshine.


‘Who Do You Work For?’ (2012)

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Now that we’ve got assorted Democrats calling for us to shower coronavirus bailout money on people who are here illegally, it seemed a fit time to revisit this post.

https://leeduigon.com/2012/11/20/who-do-you-work-for/

Back in 2012 the average welfare household was raking in more than $60,000 a year–quite a bit more than I was making, working full-time.

And then there are public employee pensions.

Government gives them all chunks of my money. Now they want to shower it on illegals, too.

Is there anyone out there we’re not working for?


‘The Biggest, Baddest Monster of Them All’ (2012)

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Not quite galley slaves, but getting there

I posted this in 2012, and five years later it sparked a lively discussion.

https://leeduigon.com/2012/08/25/the-biggest-baddest-monster-of-them-all/

Of course, this was all before China launched its “social credit” regime, in which the government keeps tabs, 24/7, on each and every citizens. They keep a running score on you which fluctuates up and down, depending on what you say and do; and whether you are allowed to do certain things–like ride a bus, for instance–depends on your current score, as compiled by the government. And it’s all done by robots, so you can’t defend yourself, you can’t appeal–might as well argue with a chair.

Government is able to do things like that because it has too much money.


Hyper-Humanist Heeby-Jeebies

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I think we all know that the brass ring, for global elitists, is a world government. Absolute power. Because they’re The Smartest Persons In The World and we should consider it a privilege to be ruled by them.

How crazy are these kooks? How filled with hubris? Here’s how they put it back in the Seventies, in Humanist Manifesto 2:

“Using technology wisely, we can control our environment, conquer poverty, markedly reduce disease, extend our life-span, significantly modify our behavior, alter the course of human evolution and cultural development, unlock vast new powers, and provide humankind with unparalleled opportunity for achieving an abundant and meaningful life.”

If that doesn’t give you the willies, you’re probably dead.

Oh! And all you’ve got to do is give up all belief in God, all hope of eternal life and forgiveness of sins, and the last vestige of sane humility.

Now, who’s going to do all these wonderful things? Sinners and idiots, of course. Who else would want to sit where God sits and try to do His job? They’ve got the power of the state and the omniscience of Science–what could possibly go wrong?

But when anything does go wrong, whatever that might be–coronavirus, for example–then it can only be because someone has slipped up somewhere! Things are not supposed to go wrong–not with us geniuses running the show. Some Hater must’ve snuck some sand into the works. Or maybe the ungrateful deplorables out there didn’t do what we told them to. It can’t be that The Smartest Persons In The World aren’t fit to be gods!

The bigger the government, the bigger its crimes. If the 20th century ever taught us anything at all, it should have taught us that.

This creepy pagan pseudo-religion has oozed into our civilization year by year, mostly without Christians even noticing, let alone going out on a limb to proclaim the truth. There is only one person who has the right to set His throne upon the earth–Jesus Christ, and none other.

Meanwhile, the expectation that Everything Is Supposed To Go Right only makes us prone to panic–just as we are seeing in waves of dread and terror over imaginary Climate Change and not-imaginary coronavirus: real, but not The End O’ The World.

Do you really want these self-anointed nincompoops modifying your behavior?

As they confessed once before, and long ago, they have no king but Caesar.

We have no king but Christ.

 


‘Big Brother Is Listening’ (2013)

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Pretend it’s a Democrat debate, and raise your hands–how many of you have forgotten just how bad things were getting, under the Obama administration? Uh-huh. Time heals all wounds, eh? So let’s look back seven years:

https://leeduigon.com/2013/06/06/big-brother-is-listening/

Do we really, truly, not mind being governed by people who say America is full of “Christian terrorists” and the state needs to collect millions of citizens’ phone records so they can find out who’s naughty or nice?

If you’re even thinking about letting the Democrats come back into power, take a cold shower and never think of it again.

Once we let them back in, we’ll never get them out.


Virginia Proposes New Law to Protect ‘Hairstyles’

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Does he put his thumb in the soup? Good thing he’s not real…

All other things being equal, would you rather eat in a restaurant where the waiters and waitresses were neat, friendly, and attentive, or one in which the staff was slow, slovenly, inattentive, and got your order wrong, half the time? We don’t have to spend a lot of time on the answer, do we?

But the state of Virginia is debating a new law to add “hairstyle” to the protected categories covered by the Virginia “Human Rights Act” (https://wtvr.com/2020/01/29/racial-discrimination-hair/). Supposedly their chief concern is to protect “African-Americans’ traditional hairstyles.”

Question! How do they know an applicant wasn’t hired because of his or her hair flying around all over the place? Like, maybe the interviewer didn’t like the applicant’s attitude, state of personal hygiene, or some other detail that suggested that this person probably wouldn’t be a good employee? I mean, who’s actually going to tell the “human rights” wallahs, “I didn’t hire so-and-so because I don’t like his hair”?

Meanwhile, America’s colleges and looniversities habitually–and flagrantly–don’t hire conservatives. Studies indicate that libs outnumber conservatives 12-1 as professors and instructors. That’s okay? No discrimination there?

Do these people recognize any limitation at all to the scope of government? (Hint: No.) Have they nothing better to do than protect assorted hairstyles? (Hint: Probably not.)

At what point does government stop growing? I really do wonder.


‘Feds Want to Know if You’re Depressed’ (2016)

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Right up to the end of the Obama regime, they were plotting mischief–doubtless in the belief that President Hillary Clinton would give them the green light to continue wrecking the country.

One of their bolder schemes was to have the entire population tested for depression.

https://leeduigon.com/2016/02/29/feds-want-to-know-if-youre-depressed/

God spared us a Hillary Clinton presidency, so nothing ever came of this. But I wonder–

Would they have discovered all 300 million of us were depressed?

And would they take the hint, and go away?


Movie Guy: ‘We’re Doomed!’ (2017)

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All because we didn’t pay a carbon tax!

Actually, I seem to have even less patience with Hollywood motormouth fat-heads than I had when I first posted this.

https://leeduigon.com/2017/01/31/movie-guy-were-doomed/

Now I find myself ashamed of liking the first two Terminator movies because the guy who made them, James Cameron, is such a doofus.

Quick, quick, everybody! Get your gender reassigned before it’s the end o’ the world! Give government fantastic sweeping powers! Holy Mother Gaea demands it!

False gods always demand more of us than the real God ever has.


UK Labour Party: Socialism on Steroids

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It’s really not hard to imagine this happening here. In fact, it’s quite easy to imagine this same bilge being spouted by any Democrat presidential candidate.

British Labour Party bigwig John McDonnell, pushing for a Labour majority in Parliament, says a Labour government will ban companies from the London Stock Exchange for “failing to act on Climate Change” (https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/11/20/climate-hysteria-labour-ban-companies-stock-exchange-failing-act-climate-change/). We are free to wonder what “action” would meet with his approval.

But he doesn’t want to stop at letting the government decide who can buy and sell stocks and who can’t. He’s also taking aim at a massive “redistribution” scheme which would supposedly do away with “billionaires.”

“No one needs or deserves that much money. It is obscene,” he says. Deserves? The government’s going to decide how rich you’re allowed to be?

Well, yeah–McDonnell has another plan to give the government the authority to fix wages and salaries. You’ll earn no more than the government thinks you should earn.

Who does he think he is–Bernie Sanders? Elizabeth Warren? Can anyone explain the difference between them and him? Can anyone even see the difference?

Freedom is fragile, and there’s always someone eager to take it away from others. Politics is one of Original Sin’s favorite playgrounds.

Beware all that free stuff held out to you by socialism. It comes with a very high price tag.


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