Times are changing. People are wearing masks in public. Businesses are closed, some permanently, while others are limiting access to brick and mortar stores. Medical services are limited and public gatherings are prohibited. Sports, the American pass-time, are all cancelled and the unemployment rate has skyrocketed. Political leaders are claiming more control than they were ever intended to have, with governors and mayors declaring a war on people who do not do as the government recommends, as though the recommendations carry the full weight of law. Business owners jailed for opening their business, moms arrested for taking their children to a park, surfers chased down by law enforcement, and so many other examples in the news.
Where are we going with this virus scare? When the federal government called for social distancing, wearing masks, stay at home self-isolation, closing of schools and ‘non-essential’ businesses, restricting or even preventing social gatherings, closing churches and synagogues, and other places, our lives were put on hold. We cannot visit our elderly in nursing homes or our sick in the hospital. Travel is restricted and we aren’t able to have funerals for our deceased family and friends. Life as we knew it is gone, maybe forever.
Consumer panic at the beginning caused store shelves to be emptied as shoppers hoarded necessities and others were unable to purchase supplies they would need. Demand exceeded supply and in some places prices rose dramatically. Restocking was difficult as the manufacture and distribution of those supplies takes time to catch up with demand. Some manufacturing was repurposed to make personal protective gear for the medical community, so the normal products were put on hold and may still be in a holding pattern.
Daily reports on the rates of infection, recovery, and death from this virus that has us all in its grip are the most prominent news. Some parts of a nation and some groups in the population are the hardest hit, while the risk for other places and people groups is limited. News went from all impeachment to all Covid-19 and we have little news about anything else going on in the world.
The information and misinformation we get through the news is almost impossible to vet for the majority of citizens. The way our leaders have responded to this new virus seems no different than if this were a true biological attack. I have considered that this may be a practice run for a biological attack. It’s speculation on my part but I don’t see that it would be much different, other than the probability that nothing would ever reopen until the war was over and half the world population eliminated. Call me a conspiracy theorist if you like.
Then there are those who speculate that the worst hit areas of the world are those in which the new 5-G has been implemented. Some think that the virus was created in a lab either in China or here in the United States and exported to China. Was it something that originated with an animal and was spread to humans? Was it created in a lab and accidentally or intentionally was released? There is no way the average citizen could ever discover the answers to those questions. Those who do know will never tell us, and what the experts are telling us cannot be vetted by the average citizen. Our lives are changed over this and we’ll never know for certain why.
Personal freedoms have again been restricted by our government. Civil liberties are trampled upon and we are expected to just go along with whatever the government decrees. We are heading more and more toward a fully socialist state in this country. Not what our founding fathers ever imagined or wanted for the newly founded nation. They even wrote into the founding documents provisions to prevent the government from controlling every aspect of our lives. But, over the past century or so we’ve allowed government to slowly and increasingly take over our lives without question. It may be too late to reverse the result of that increased control over the people. People have become dependent upon the so called benefits of big government. We’ve become a nation with many people who no longer understand about freedom and civil liberties. Those things are no longer taught in our public schools, rights of the individual are suppressed and the information withheld from our school children. Thus they’ve grown up without a clear understanding of the background behind the founding of this nation. We now have a cabal of socialist politicians who believe the lie that socialism if controlled by the benevolent will work. Sorry, but power corrupts and there are no benevolent socialists. It creates a world in which people have no incentive to be productive, creative innovations are suppressed; no one wants to excel because there is no reward for excellence when everyone shares everything. In those situations the ones in control are the only ones who benefit. Greed and corruption are at the top, every time. The ordinary person suffers regardless of their skill set and ability to contribute. The ditch digger and the doctor both have the same economic status in a socialist state.
This Covid-19 pandemic scare has moved us that much closer to a fully socialist state. Either the citizens will allow the government to fully control our lives or there will be a revolt, a revolution even. I’m in favor of the revolution, first, while we still can, overturn the government and vote out all those socialist politicians at every level and replace them with people who do understand the Constitution and Bill of Rights and are willing to defend them for the citizenry. If that isn’t done, then I would expect a second revolution in this country. Ordinary people, taking up arms against the overbearing government isn’t out of the range of possibility. That is a risk the government has been trying to prevent for decades with all the gun control laws and restrictions. Not what the founding fathers intended and something that they planned for when they wrote the Constitution.
So where do we go from here? It depends on the conscience of the people. Are there enough to defend our rights? Is it too late to take back our God given rights? Are we going to be warriors or cowards? This is a war, but, not one that originates here on this mortal realm. Rather, it is a spiritual war, fought in the spiritual realm. For our battle is not against flesh and blood but rather against powers, principalities and wickedness in high places. Life will never fully go back to the normal we had before. But, we can pray for deliverance from the evil that has overtaken us as a society. That is where the power to win this war lies, in the effective prayers of the saints of God. Put on the full armor of God and be warriors against the evil that is upon us.
Blessings to all,