I am so bad at prognostication, that I won’t really try to tell you what WILL happen. The best that I can do is describe the threats. These threats have been looming larger and larger with each passing year. And, some of them are new.
Please treat these seriously.
My hope is that we will have another year where we successfully dodge the bullets being fired at us. But, there is a limit to how often we can do that.
Take the time to analyze history, and you will find remarkable similarities to our current age. So many countries have followed the same path and suffered the same, painful conclusions.
Unfortunately, this means that the freedom, democracy and the rule of law will disappear and be replaced by slavery, dictatorship and injustice. Every country in the world has experienced this, and now it’s time for the United States of America.
I hate the thought of this, but history shows us that there are few options when corruption reaches a certain level. Just look at Rome, if you think otherwise.
There is a darkness at the heart of America. There are evils so profound that to even mention them is almost too much. Our leaders have sent us to war, to fight and die for… for… corruption most foul. We sent our boys (and now also girls) to die for evils that are beyond imagining.
We didn’t know it at the time, but now… well …now we do.
We sent our best and brightest to die on battlefields far away, so that rich men could get richer and the perverse more perverse.
Yesterday, I was so caught up in the idea of rhythms and cycles that I didn’t leave myself enough time for writing. So, if you were wondering why there was no Shock Letter, that was one part of the reason. However, I also have a Bible class that I teach on Fridays, so that’s the other part.
Lord willing, I will be able to write about what I think about the rhythms and cycles that we see in history, and talk about what those rhythms and cycles tell us about the future. Hopefully, bad news will take the week off, so that we can talk about all that.
I would like to think that a host of new faces in government from the Republican Party would make a difference. But, I doubt it.
Have the Republicans done ANYTHING to change the rampant corruption and evil at the heart of the US government?
We’ve only had a few men and women make any attempt at stemming the terrible tide of graft, dishonesty, double-dealing, misconduct, immorality and general depravity. And, those few voices were drowned out by their debauched colleagues, before they too fell victim to the decadence of Washington D.C.
But, I still wonder if something didn’t happen yesterday.
We have allowed our lives to become cluttered with lies and fantasy. We built castles in the air and filled them with pipe dreams. Our grandparents dreamed of a glorious future, and our parents shared those glorious dreams with us. And, we bought it.
We invested ourselves in the promise of shiny new toys in a glorious future. We put the one-eyed god in our living rooms and allowed its soothing propaganda wash over us. We handed over the minds of our precious children to the government and worshiped at Hollywood’s temples.
But, you’ve begun to wake up. You’ve started to realize that something is wrong. You’ve finally realized that you paid too much for something worthless, so there’s only one thing to do:
We’ve had a huge number of ‘secret deals’ rear their ugly heads, and they have resulted in some of the worst bits of evil that we have ever seen. Obamacare was a secret deal. Agenda 21 was a secret deal. The Federal Reserve was a secret deal. The IRS was a secret deal. The Cold War was the result of a secret deal. The German Nazis that were brought in via Operation Paperclip to form the CIA, NASA and the biological weapons program was a secret deal. The Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty was a secret deal. The current treaty with Iran over her nuclear weapons program was a secret deal. And now, the Obama administration is turning their guns on Israel, looking to make peace via a secret deal.
In the Sinai, they have torture camps where thousands of Christians are tortured every year. The Egyptian government knows where they are, and you can bet that the American government knows where they are.
Why are they torturing these Christians?
You mean, besides the fact that they are Christian?
Muslims know that a Christian family will do anything to save their father, mother, son or daughter. Anything. And, these Muslims call up the Christian families and demand everything they have while letting them hear the screams of their loved one over the phone.
Raise your hand if you do NOT want to know about risks.
Small, large, long, short, or just plain BIG, you want to know if there is a risk for doing something. You may still do it, but you at least know the risk.
For instance, I’m a Scuba diver. It’s been a long time since my last dive, but once a ‘diver’ always a ‘diver’. Anyway, the first thing that they tell you, when you are learning to Scuba dive, is the risk, and then they teach you what to do to minimize that risk. It’s one of the most dangerous sports in the world, and I almost didn’t come back from one of my dives (but, that’s another story). So, if you’re a diver, you know the risk of what you’re doing, and you do it anyway.