Where is society currently headed?
I read "The Handmaid's Tale" a few years ago and watched the show. In the Introduction author Margaret Atwood explains that she wrote the book while she was living in West Berlin in 1984. Before the wall came down. Where she acknowledged that life as we know it has the ability to change inexplicably overnight, that societies can change directions on a dime.
And haven’t we seen that in COVID? Never let a crisis go to waste is a theme seen from governments through out history.
When interviewed about her ability to predict social issues that would later arise, Atwood responded that it was not her intent to predict. But that she hoped that if she wrote of a future that was so undesirable and of the compromised decisions that led to it, that it would not happen in real life. Her intent was to paint a future so foul that we would do everything in our nature to avoid it.
My intent from this post is to show you where we are headed. By starting with where we are, tying in where other countries already are, and using history as a guide book, to show you just how dangerous this current trajectory is. And that if we don’t stop it now. We are bound to make the same mistakes of other fallen societies.
And maybe that is just the way it needs to be. Like a teenager unable to learn from the mistakes of their parents, until they make them, themselves. So too is society. Perhaps that is just the way of the fallen world. Bound to eat the apple over and over until the end.
But as watchman on the wall, it is still our duty to sound the alarm. And I have been sounding it since before COVID.
When it was just Censorship of two topics and not a plethora, I was drawing parallels between war-torn Germany and today. Pointing to the trajectory. As censorship was one of the first things to take place then.
Yet we stayed the course and now have classification. Dividing people into two separate groups. Symbolization. Making people wear symbols of their classification with masks, stickers and badges being worn to give a quick visual confirmation of where you fall. And dehumanization. With parents who refuse to mask their children called disease spreaders. Dehumanization is defined as equating people to vermin or disease.
A threat to society. So that when the government comes to round them up. No one cares. They are apathetic as they believe the target group deserves it.
And unbelievably people still can’t see the parallels. We have people wearing badges!
All in the name of the greater good. As it always has been. And always will be.
They were told they were free. All you need is a poke. And a paper. And now you are free.
They were lied to.
They were already free. As they had God-given rights. Yet they wrote out God. And became blind.
After a summer of freedom, returning to semi-normalcy. No masks. No 24-hour news shaming those who stand for freedom.
Neighbors who had been told to hate neighbors all year, were now at the pool together. No outward symbols of their division to identify them. The baseball field together. Learning how to reintegrate into society.
But it wasn’t made to last. As those of us who knew, had warned.
They were not free. The plan hadn’t been fully realized. There were still steps to fulfill.
So when school came. The 24-hour fear would be back.
And just like those who had been called conspiracy theorists had been correct in their predictions for over a year. They didn’t disappoint with this.
Vaccine passports were not theory. They were realized.
Constant boosters were not theory. They were realized.
Ineffectiveness of unadaptable synthetic immunity to variants was not theory. It was realized.
Higher spikes during mask mandates was not theory. It was realized.
As were all of the predictions of those who could see the trajectory clearly.
Yet some still refused to acknowledge the trajectory. So they willfully stayed the course once it had been resumed.
As schools began to start, the health care monopolies, got back to what their leadership does best.
Sell fear. As fear sells what they are selling.
Have this pill, this poke, this experimental gene therapy, or you will die.
Inspiration is a greater tool than fear. Yet fear is, and always has been effective.
And those who were fearful for a year sunk back into their corner. Reverting to what they had done all year long. Despite it being ineffective and unsupported by scientific literature.
The news and the followers claim “science.” But all they have is the word. Without the meaning of it.
As it is actually a methodology. A constant questioning. Never settled. Not a belief system. Or a religion.
Those who only have the word devoid of the meaning operate as in a cult. Operating off of trust. Not science.
Claiming a smile-blocking piece of fabric saved them from the flu.
They fail to see the illogic in such a claim. As COVID spikes were high during mask mandates and you can’t say a piece of fabric worked for one micron sized virus but not another. The more likely scenario. Backed by science, would be viral interference. When a more dominant virus is circulating it suppresses the other virus. Science. Supported. Not just the word.
All summer the fearful lived their lives. And they were not attacking those who also were living their lives. Yet once the fear propaganda ramped up they acted as if they were backed into a corner. Attacking people on social media. And in person.
For not subscribing to the only protections they had. Not realizing they could’ve put on the full armor of their Creator. Instead of the sheer fabric of the government.
80% of people were choosing not to mask their children. The government couldn’t accomplish their goals unless they had greater allegiance. So they took the choice away, again. And made it permission based. It flipped the statistic. Too many unwilling to stand for their children. Apathetic in all things. Now 75% sent their children with masks.
It allowed for the most fearful. The teachers who wore masks as symbols of their allegiance. Hail government. Hail obedience. Hail virtue signaling. Hail compliance. To continue the brown-shirt behavior they exhibited the year prior.
How dare you pull your mask down to sneak some fresh air. You are a germ. A disease. A pariah. Cover your smile.
Yet this time with some of their control taken away, they became more emboldened in their commitment to ensuring obedience. And some segregated their classrooms. Obedient. Not obedient. And they made them feel it. By shaming them before their class.
A generation vastly unaffected by a virus causing the most harm in the elderly. Now affected.
With depression skyrocketing. Last years isolation techniques now compounded by todays shaming and segregating.
Just like in war-torn Germany when parents saw what was happening with schools and Hitler’s youth.
Christians started to pull their children from public schools.
Now acknowledging what they should have been for years. Yet failed to see.
“When you bring your child to Caesar. Expect to get back a Roman.”
June 17, 1963 was a a turning point unrecognized by Americans, when the Supreme Court ruled that Bible reading or prayer in public schools was unconstitutional.
And so began the secular takeover of American schools. And therefore, America. As legions of secular taught generations created the culture.
The purpose as outlined by our founding fathers, of the courts, was not to make law. That is the duty of the legislative branch ONLY. The court was merely to discover and apply law.
The judges must not have spent a lot of time with our nation’s charter or with God, or they would’ve seen their ruling was profoundly incorrect.
Every one of the State’s Constitutions mentions God or the divine, and nearly 200 times overall.
The separation of Church and State ruling in 1947 was also misguided. Our founding fathers sourced the concept of law on The Bible, Classical thinkers like Cicero, international law thinkers like Grotius, Pufendorf and Vattel and Contemporary Law thinkers like Blackstone, Locke, Montesquieu.
Separation of Church and State is not found in our Constitution.
The Church and its guiding doctrine, the Bible, was not to be separated from Government. It was the guiding principles in which it was based and must follow.
To keep government moderate, they recommended separating government into three branches: legislative, executive, judicial.
This too was based on the bible.
“For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; he will save us.” Isaiah 33:22
The separation of church and state is the other way around. The church is a sovereign entity. And the authority they follow is that of God’s. As the authority of man, and therefore government, can be misguided. As we have seen all through out history. And all of last year persisting into this one.
Godly principles were never intended only to remain in the confines of Church one day a week. But intended to be present and forefront in our daily lives.
“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, “Religion and Morality are indispensable supports.” George Washington (Farewell Address, 1776)
What is telling parents and children that they don’t have a choice? The government makes that for them?
“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other.” John Adams
So is it any surprise that as we wrote God out of our schools and our government that we moved away from the freedom our forefathers intended to protect?
God created human beings to be free. The Declaration of Independence states that people “are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights."
As we wrote out God, we wrote in chains.
And those without God, pledged their allegiance to government instead.
With fearful people able to do horrific things in the name of the greater good.
Nurses of the Third Reich. Reimagined for today's battle. Toe the line, even if it is the wrong protocol, and leads to death.
Before permission based forms for masks, 80% had chosen not to mask their children. Only 25% stood by their choice.
And with their children now the minority and being segregated and treated unfairly in schools. The writing was on the wall was plain, as to where society was headed.
Dehumanization wasn’t just by the fearful in the public. It was encouraged by the media. Just as it had been in Germany and the USSR anti-religious campaigns.
“DEHUMANIZATION: One group denies the humanity of the other group. Members of it are equated with animals, vermin, insects or diseases. Dehumanization overcomes the normal human revulsion against murder. At this stage, hate propaganda in print and on hate radios is used to vilify the victim group. In combating this dehumanization, incitement to genocide should not be confused with protected speech. Genocidal societies lack constitutional protection for countervailing speech, and should be treated differently than in democracies. Hate radio stations should be shut down, and hate propaganda banned. Hate crimes and atrocities should be promptly punished.”
The local press was no longer unbiased. The news reads like hate propaganda.
“Those people unmasking their children are a danger to society! They are endangering you. They are a disease. A virus! The news yelled.”
The press called the angry mob to pick up pitchforks.
They ignored all the science that showed minimal transmission patterns in school. And that children were not spreading the illness. Asymptomatic, when a person is NOT sneezing and coughing, which most children were not sneezing and coughing, comes with non-existent viral loads.
They ignored all the science on the failure of the shot on variants.
They ignored all the science not the success rates of early preventatives and the failure of hospitals with wrong protocols. Your best bet was to treat early at home and avoid the understaffed, underpaid, incorrect protocols found at the healthcare monopolies.
Arthur Schopenhauer said that truth must pass through 3 stages. First it is ridiculed. Then it is violently opposed. Then it is seen as self-evident.
The ways of the fallen world.
With the fearful eating the fear-mongering for breakfast, lunch and dinner it was only a matter of time before they did pick up their pitchforks.
A child died of Coronavirus. The news never mentioned that she was a teenager who was morbidly obese. Had risk factors been appropriately addressed it wouldn’t have happened. Had early preventative been given. It wouldn’t have happened.
Yet people had been taught not to take responsibility for themselves. Rely on the group. They will support you. You don’t need to think, work, or support individualism. Capitalism is bad. Even though it’s the reason you are wearing those sneakers and holding that $5 coffee. Your neighbor should take care of you. It is their job to keep you healthy by wearing a mask and having a poke. Eat all the McDonalds you want. We Americans love quick fixes. Give me all the pills.
A sick, dependent person, a sick dependent society, is profitable and easy to control. The lesson taught was an intentional one.
The parasite elitists who create the systems to keep you in. Know that. Stay on your pills. Come to the hospital. Charge your insurance which won’t cover preventative. Stay in the system. The parasites are hungry. And you are a profitable pet.
The death of a child, irregardless of the circumstances was all it took.
And the fearful picked up their pitchforks and called for the heads of the freedom leaders first.
With freedom-lovers labeled as domestic terrorists from the Federal government. The pitchforks had an alliance. Well, it was really the other way around. The Feds had made the people with the pitchforks. And built their alliance.
Just as Hitler used the Ministry of Propaganda and Enlightenment and National Radio to Censor and most didn’t know there were concentration camps. The Feds used Big Tech and MSM as their censorship and hate propaganda peddlers.
The frontline of Governors in free states fell as they were promised a seat at the new table. The second line of the legislature fell as they had never come together as a united front in the first place. And by the time it came to the people they were too unorganized to successfully counter the globalist plan.
Using the 8 Steps to Usher in Communism like a playbook yet replacing step 8 with race warfare instead of class. The elitists were able to extinguish freedom from even the country the world held as a beacon of it.
1. Healthcare – control healthcare and you control the people.
2. Poverty – Increase the poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you provide everything for them to live.
3. Debt – Increase the debt level to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes and this will produce more poverty.
4. Gun control – Remove the ability to defend themselves from government. That way you are able to create a police state.
5. Welfare – Take control of every aspect (food, housing, income) of their lives because that will make them fully dependent on the government.
6. Education – Take control of what people read and listen to and take control or what children learn in school.
7. Religion – Remove belief in God from the government and schools because the people need to believe in only the government knowing what is best for the people.
8. Class warfare – Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. Eliminate the middle class.
Just as Margaret Atwood acknowledged that societies can change on a dime. So too did this one. Just like the many before it.
The arrogance of the Americans was that they didn’t have to work to keep their freedom. They thought it was a birthright. Those who tried to sound the alarm were ignored for too long. Until it was too late.
Society had been warned over and over throughout history. By their founding fathers and past Presidents. Yet they failed to listen. As the messages had been diluted and not taught anymore.
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” -Ronald Reagan
"The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years. These nations have progressed through this sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; From spiritual faith to great courage; From courage to liberty; From liberty to abundance; From abundance to selfishness; From selfishness to apathy; From apathy to dependence; From dependence back into bondage.” ― Alexander Fraser Tytler
They had become apathetic. They wrote God out. And they wrote in chains. The great experiment in freedom had come to an end. As they hadn’t heeded the warnings of their ancestors. Or done the work it would take.
Too many were conditioned to think liberty was selfish. And so they easily relinquished it without question. They were taught the Constitution was racist. And so then, was freedom. Truth became subjective instead of objective. And the people became easy to fool as truth could be turned on its head and not enough could see.
This is where we are headed.
I want to write in an alternate ending to this story. But it is going to take all hands on deck. Everyone acknowledging the state we are in. How precarious of a place we are in for our freedom. And actively doing something about it.
Here is the ending we can write together.
People started taking Constitution classes.
Governors united with other freedom Governors, realizing the seat at the table they had been promised would be their immediate execution just like any takeover of this nature when those seeking full control see a possibility for a later resistance. They stood their ground.
The legislature stood united against the threats of communism the Feds and left-leaning in state politicians doled out. They recognized, as the elected, they were the representatives of the people and were the front line. That if they were to fall it would be defending freedom honorably instead of falling in line with communist cowards.
The people learned what it would take to keep their Republic. They rose up an army of God. A revival. And the greatest experiment of liberty the world had ever seen. America. Was rekindled. And burned bright and free for generations to come. With those vowing to raise generations with the knowledge and forthright it would take to keep her light shining, sustaining the beacon of freedom the world had come to know.
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Constitution Content from Jeff Cobble's Constitution Class based on Eidsmoe and Barton