We have one group of people who have thrust their heads firmly in the sand, claiming that there is nothing to fear from Ebola.
We have another group that is rapidly growing in size and hysteria. This group will quickly take over everyone else, except for the third group.
The third group is made up of those who have quietly and carefully chosen a life of preparedness. This third group looks at Ebola as just another of many threats, and has made some adjustments to their lives in response. They aren’t hysterical. They don’t have their heads in the sand. But, they are prepared.
Because we have incontrovertible evidence that we are being lied to in almost every area, by almost everyone, it’s hard to know what is true. This has created fertile ground for some pretty outrageous speculation.
Of course, we live in an outrageous age, so there is merit to be found in speculating outrageously.
But, it doesn’t help to spend too much time standing at the brink of hysteria. Nor does it help to spend time cooking up irrational theories.
Reality is bad enough, thankyouverymuch.
And, this Ebola thing is very much a case-in-point. It is an absolute obscenity, and we would do well to pay attention to what is real.
What a difference a week makes. Last weekend we were finishing up the winter Olympics and staging a coup in Kiev. This weekend we contemplate consequences in Crimea and World War III as Russia rushes troops into Sevastopol and Simferopol and talks about their nuclear capabilities. I shudder to think what next weekend will bring.
All of this is courtesy of our friends in the US State Department, the CIA and a host of alphabet agencies in Europe. We’ve driven right past the turnoff to sanity and chosen to head straight over the cliff and into the abyss. Is there anyone out there who understands how truly evil all this is?
And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. (Matthew 24:12)
One of the things that I struggle with is the sheer insanity of it all. How could ANYONE be so crazy/stupid/evil? How could the bankers steal the livelihoods of billions of people? How could the government and the too-big-to-fail (TBTF) corporations steal the rights of a nation?
How could ANY of this be happening?
It makes no sense.
And, it makes no sense because you are too good of a person. Good people tend to believe that other people are good too. It’s a natural part of being human.
I’ve been wondering how long it would take us to get here.
I call it the IQ argument, and it’s the complete ethical underpinning of the abortion argument. Abortionists argue that it’s okay to kill an unborn child because it’s not a human being. Why is it not a human being?
Because it’s not conscious or aware of itself as a human being. More simply put, it’s IQ is too low.
In fact, we will eventually get to the point where IQ will really be the only reasonable definition for humanity. If you have an IQ below a certain point, you aren’t human and therefore it is okay for someone to kill you.