The Extremists Among Us

“All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state.”

~Benito Mussolini

It’s difficult to take the Biden Administration seriously, when the man elected to unify the country gives a speech that is purposely staged to appear as if from the depths of hell, with the President screeching about Donald Trump and MAGA Republicans and how they “represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic.”

Seriously? Was it a team of people who came up with the brilliant concept of demonizing 74 million Americans, while the President channels his best inner Hitler impression or just 1 diversity hire intern? Was it was a strategic move to goad the MAGA crowd in to another January 6th, or to get Trump on the ballot because they think he is the more beatable candidate? Or just the same typical dumbness from an administration that has completely abandoned any effort at reaching out to the other side.

Regardless, the speech went over like a lead ballon, creating near endless meme fodder and ridicule. The Barbed Wire gets it right here in his deliciously on target summation of Biden’s speech:

A delusional, elderly mental patient hijacked a poorly lit theater stage this week to rant about an imaginary enemy he called Ultra MAGA. The man, clearly off his meds, delivered an angry, rambling speech about how evil this MAGA thing is. The media have only identified the deranged man as ‘Joe’ or ‘Our leader.’”

All kidding aside, it’s really hard to decipher just where Democrats and the Biden Administration are taking us. Their entire agenda is made up of obscenely high government spending bills, pushing aggressive and divisive agendas on transgenderism and race, making energy as expensive as possible and shoveling money in to foreign wars with no goals or end game in site. Tell me how this ends?

Oh and let’s not forget censuring anyone that goes against their narrative through massive and unprecedented coordination with Big Tech companies to violate our First Amendment free speech rights

Such fun and confusing times we are living in! Just remember, in Biden speak, more spending, chaos, divisiveness and ever ending wars are good; wanting less government and more freedom is bad. Got it.

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Face Masks-The Epitome of Stupid Government

This may be hard to understand for those of you that live in sane parts of the country, but masks in blue state America are still very much a thing and are not going away, not in medical offices anyway. Those of us that live in them need to accept this and decide to either have continually uncomfortable conversations with receptionist gatekeepers, form our own underground network of providers, or move.

My dentist’s office has been fanatical about masks throughout Covid, but I was so hoping by now common sense had finally arrived and that they had ditched the state health department’s mask requirement. I walked in today smiling large and gave the receptionist a boisterous hello, naively hoping she’d pull down her mask and we’d smile and laugh like pre Covid times.

Nope, not even close. I was handed a mask as soon as I walked in. I feigned astonishment that they were still doing this and tried to joke my way out of it, but she wasn’t biting so I told her I’d wait outside until they were ready for me. The dental hygienist was much more relaxed and didn’t bother me when instead of putting on the mask as we walked to the exam room, I just used my hand, sort of. You know, because covering your face while walking magically stops Covid particles from escaping after you’re sitting down and allowed to take off your mask. Science!!

I even tried talking frankly to the dentist, who actually admitted that masks don’t work well and said it’s horrible that children have to wear them, but that he needs to keep his staff safe. Oh and they’ve all had Covid. More Science!!

I could actually see in his eyes the cognitive dissonance struggle going on in his brain. I know on a superficial level he gets it, but the mask talisman runs deep in people, it will be a long time before they let go. If ever.

I really do like my dentist and his staff, which is why I continue to go there, even though I know other dentists aren’t requiring masks. If they continue on with this though, I’m going to have to go elsewhere. There is something about being forced to live a lie that just eats at your sole. You can only go against your principles for so long and I am 150% against forced masking.

Masks don’t work against aerosolized viral particles. We’ve known this for a long time, way before Covid, so once it became known in spring of 2020 that the virus was airborne, that should have put the kibosh on mask mandates. It didn’t of course, public health double and triple downed on them, in fact the whole world seemed to have gone bat crap crazy mad on masks.

Nowhere has it been shown that masks helped to mitigate the virus, to the contrary, cases would quite often spike after mandates were introduced, prompting the dummy politicians in charge to blame us for not masking hard enough!

Forced masking on a societal level also brings much harm, physically and psychologically and is corrosive to the glue that holds us together. They are needlessly divisive and hinder interpersonal communication within an already isolated public. Honestly masks are dehumanizing and people should have never been forced to wear them. And don’t even get me started on masking children. If there is justice in the world, people will go to jail for making kids wear them for hours on end, day after day.

When my appointment was over, I was asked to put the mask on so everyone would be safe while I walked 30 feet to the door. I obliged. I had gotten my point across and didn’t want to leave on a bad note. Not gonna lie though, a part of me wanted to dangle the mask on my middle finger and flip everyone the bird, as I danced to the exit.

The mask I was given was an N95, which I had never worn before and thank God, as it was horribly uncomfortable. Completely pointless too, as the gaps by my cheeks were large enough for me to easily stick my finger through. If I were actually shedding the virus, 100s of thousands of viral particles would have blown though that air space with every breath and even right through it if it was a surgical or cloth one. The small office would have been entirely polluted with Covid within a half hour.

But continue on we shall with this theater of masking, even though most of us know how ridiculous it is.

Because, science!!

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Thinking About Evil

Artaxes has an awesome post up featuring a 12 minute video by satirist/realist JP called, Why I Changed MY mind About Evil! (I Was WRONG). Because WordPress has absolutely butchered how shared posts are viewed, I’m going to cut and paste Artaxes commentary, along with the video below.

From Artaxes:

“JP is known for his funny videos and his political satire. He is no theologian but he gives a very useful working definition of evil. He gives also very good advice on how to recognize eivil and how to deal with it. Although not theologically accurate on some points, this video is much more useful than the stuff that comes from many theologians.”

My own perspective is that JP nails it. I’ve been thinking a lot about good and evil lately so his video was timely. Just how exactly does evil manifest in real life and in what areas am I myself being deceived? Also, how to differentiate between true evil and just dumb, opportunistic people unknowingly playing the devil’s hand?

JP explains why knowing God helps us with discernment on these things and how to better understand what His truth is. When we base our principles on this and stick to them, this helps inoculate against against being horribly misled and eventually doing evil things ourselves, perhaps without even knowing.

JP’s words:

I think there are those who see evil and those who are blind to it. And those who can see it, can rise above it because they can see what they need to rise above. But those who can’t see evil, are not only more susceptible to being controlled by it, but probably will be.”

Yes, makes sense. I know so many otherwise very smart people who either fell hook, line and sinker for the Covid hysteria and all its absurdities (one way grocery aisles I’m looking at you), or who didn’t quite believe in the nonsense but still had faith our public health overlords would not lead us astray.

Another quote by JP addresses this:

“Making the assumption that evil people would be honest I think comes from a noble place in people’s hearts where they always try to see the best in humanity. It might surprise you that evil people willing to kill men, women and children are also willing to lie.”

It’s hard for most people to fathom that there are bad people, many in positions of leadership, doing evil things. How JP defines evil I think is a good guidepost for recognizing it and ultimately defeating it.

Evil, from my point of view is anyone trying to control someone else in a way that is not in their best interest. Satan is all about control and God is all about freedom. That’s why God gives you free will and Satan tries to get you to consent to enslavement,”

You can’t get out of an evil influence that you can’t recognize, so learn to see how evil shows up and trust what you’re seeing. The more you and I can allow our words and actions to stay in impeccable alignment with our heart and our own critical thinking, the more we’re allowing ourselves to express the will of God.

How he closes is perfect.

We know freedom wins, because freedom is God’s way. What you and I get to do as proactive freedom lovers is accelerate the time line in which freedom wins.”

Watch the whole video, it’s well worth it.

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Pfizer CEO

Oh.

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Upside Down Clown World

We truly live in an upside down clown world; where right is wrong and up is down. The most insane, ridiculous things are being fed to us in a crap sandwich, whereupon declining or pointing out the obvious crappiness of said sandwich, we are scolded as being hateful or racist or a domestic terrorist or whatever.

insanitybytes wrote a couple of spectacular posts recently that really drilled this point home; in fact one was literally called Clown World! The other Meanwhile, in the 9th Circuit of Hell and I highly recommend you read both, as they highlight the sheer absurdity of the times we live in.

I’ve got my own running list of absurdities, as I’m sure you all do too. At the top are:

  • Pushing “gender affirming” surgeries on children/teenagers, which bring irreversible mental and physical damages as a cure for common psychological issues. Kids are literally being sacrificed on the alter of transgenderism for political gain and parents who object risk losing custody of them. This is an abomination of which we will see the catastrophic results played out for years to come.
  • Our abysmal public health officials complete and utter failure in all things Covid, especially in properly evaluating the C19 vaccines for safety/effectiveness and their continued ignoring of data showing adverse events to be much higher than we were told. Unknown causes of death, as well as excess deaths between 2021/2022 are up at enormous rates around the world, as are disability claims along with plummeting fertility levels. Could it be because of the vaccines? Maybe, or maybe not, but we just don’t know because the CDC refuses to even acknowledge this, let alone look in to it.
  • Mandates for the C19 vaccines that do not prevent infection nor transmittal for a virus that for most people is not life threatening. Thousands have gotten fired because of these mandates that made no sense when they first came out and especially do not not now. This is anti-human, immoral and non scientific, yet mandates still remain in place for many, including the military and healthcare workers.
  • The attempted elimination of fossil fuels, which powered the industrial revolution, brought millions out of poverty and increased human health and welfare the world over. If fully enacted, the utopian carbon 0 policies being promoted to “fight” climate change would bring immense poverty and suffering. Current restrictions on fossil fuels have already caused much chaos with sky high energy prices, food scarcity and quality of life reductions, yet politicians tell us with a straight face that their unicorn, pie in the sky nonsense if for our own good.
  • The aggressive campaign by woke district attorneys to decriminalize violence in the name of social justice. Compound this with governors/legislatures actively releasing thousands of violent felons from prison and “solving” the homeless problem by allowing people to live on the streets and do pretty much as they please. An oasis of crime, drug use, public defecation and overdosing has erupted as a result, but hey at least they have a place to live, right?
  • The billions upon billions of dollars of tax payer money that the ruinous Inflation Reduction Act will waste that will result in sky rocketing inflation. All of us will be affected negatively by this, but especially and yet again, poor people. But, they do this because they are power hungry, greedy people with 0 knowledge on how economies actually work they care I suppose……..
  • The weaponization of politics by federal law enforcement agencies. Yes, this has to do with the absurd Mar-a-Lago raid, but the depth and ;length of this problem goes so much deeper than that and requires a separate blog post on its own.

I could go on and on but you get the picture. The craziness is far beyond mere political disagreements, it’s centralized, authoritarian control by large intrusive government vs individual freedom for normal people. The negative results of these bad policies are not mistakes by people who mean well, they are baked in on purpose.

The more chaos, division and fear that results, the easier it is to lay groundwork for an ever increasing and oppressive government to extend its reaches in to every area of our lives. It’s like the old saying goes, first the government breaks your legs and tells you your neighbor is responsible, then they give you crutches because they care and if you’re not appropriately grateful they declare you an enemy of the state.

Be in guard folks, we are actively being lied to every day by people who are supposed to have our best interests at heart. I hate saying this because it means we are in a very bad place in this country, but our institutions at all levels have failed us and cannot be trusted. Act accordingly.

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Mike the Headless Chicken

There once was an amazing chicken named Mike, who actually lived for several months with no head. Really, I kid you not! Watch the video if you like.

Like all old sayings, the phrase ”running around like a chicken with its head cut off” has a kernel of truth to it. I remember my grandmother telling stories about “prepping” the house chickens for dinner and how after neck and ax had their inevitable meeting, the chickens would run around in circles, flapping their wings and bumping in to things for several minutes before finally succumbing.

Kids often do this symbolically too, as they jump, dance and scream while oblivious to their surroundings; sometimes ending up with a scraped knee or bump on the head as the price for not paying attention to what’s in front of them.

My pastor brought up Mike’s story during a recent sermon on Revelations 6:12-17 of all things. His message on this was on keeping focused during times of chaos, of which we certainly seem to be in an extended period of.

The beginning verses describe what happens after the sixth seal is opened, which brings on great tribulation and what seems like the end of times.

There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wins. The heavens receded like a scroll being rolled up and every mountain and island was removed from its place.”

It then moves on to how the people reacted:

“Then the kings of the earth, the princes, the rich, the mighty and everyone else, both slave and free, hid in caves and among rocks of the mountains. They called to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne of the Lamb!. For the great day of their wrath has come and who can withstand it?”

Ha, I love how the people were so fearful they completely lost their senses and actually did the worst thing possible. Instead of repenting and turning to God, they hid from him and put their faith in other things. They even begged the mountains to rain rocks on them, so fearful were they of God’s judgement. In a nutshell, they panicked and behaved like dumb, headless chickens.

My pastor went on to say that we have no idea if we are in the end of times stage and whether God is about to roll up the carpet of our existence. It’s pointless even to wonder about it. We are definitely in a time of tribulation and chaos, but this should prompt us to pause and really think about how we are responding to the craziness.

Are we like chickens with no heads, running around frantically in different directions and haphazardly bumping in to things? Are we addicted to the news and arguing over politics? Are we consumed with anxiety as the government and media continue to stoke fears over whatever the next “big thing” is? (Hello, Monkey Pox!).

Or are we focused on the things that matter like listening to God, building up our relationships and cleaning up our corner of the world where we actually have influence?

Chaos, division, panic, fear, anger; these traits tend to dominate when we’ve lost focus. Adjusting your lens to the things that matter will bring peace, clarity, unity and righteousness.

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What Abortion Does to Us

I wrote this several years ago, and obviously before Roe was overturned. The case against abortion rightly focuses on the harm to the unborn. But …

What Abortion Does to Us

I really like what madblog writes here about the deeper truths of rampant abortion and how it changes us as a people. It’s very thought provoking and offers some much needed depth to the hollowness of the usual strawman arguments that saturate abortion debates today. Please click on the link above and give it a read, it’s well worth your time.

For the record, my personal views are the same as Bill and Hillary Clinton’s, at least the 1990s Billary who coined the phrase, “safe, legal and rare.”

How quaint, right? We are far, far away from this today, where abortion is too commonly accepted as birth control and where pregnancies in most blue states can be terminated at any time up until birth. That is not a sign of a healthy society.

The SCOTUS ruling is good for the country, as it transfers power away from judges and back to the people, who can finally have real debates about it and decide for themselves if they want their state to have it and vote accordingly.

For that to happen we need better discussions with a focus on truly improving the situation for women and society as a whole, not emotional hyperbole to score political points. Madblog’s post is a great place to start.

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Spare Me Your Empty Platitudes

Jeffrey Tucker of the Brownstone Institute has a great post on the hypocrisy of western leaders hyperventilating about Putin’s thuggish take over of Ukraine, while conveniently side stepping their own horribleness with authoritative COVID measures. As Tucker states:

“The “free world” has lost the moral high ground to preach to the “unfree” world about rights, liberties, and democracy. For two years, most every government in the West experimented with new forms of servitude in the name of public health. They showed how emergency powers can be deployed to lock people in their homes, shut businesses, cancel church, close parks, ban travel, censor speech – massive attacks on essential freedoms all justified simply because the people in power said it was justified.”

And he’s right, such glowing words we’ve been hearing lately about freedom, democracy and human rights from people who have at times trashed these same principles in their own countries in the name of public health.

Joe Biden vows “freedom will prevail” and “America stands up to bullies.  We stand up for freedom.  This is who we are.”

French President Emmanuel Macron, “We must not give up our unity around our principles of freedom, sovereignty and democracy”. “Their (the Ukrainian people) freedom is ours.”

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, “Putin’s moves are “an attack on democracy and freedom in east Europe and around the world.” and, “The “flame of freedom” would return in time to Ukraine.”

Gag, cough, spit, yuck.

As Tucker stated, after 2 years of business shutdowns, school closures, travel restrictions, forced masking, vaccine mandates and the visceral demonization of the unvaccinated, there is just no moral authority left for these people to call out brutal power grabs by authoritarian tyrants. None. 0, zilch.

President Biden for example wanted to lockdown and mask up the entire country as if King of America until someone explained to him what federalism and states rights are. He also openly championed for the firing of people who weren’t keen on injecting experimental drugs in their bodies until the Supreme Court slapped him down. He’s still pushing for it with federal workers, which includes our armed forces by the way, who may be forced to fight in a war soon he played very little in helping to prevent.

Macron, instituted harsh, authoritarian shutdowns/vaccine mandates and has caused unprecedented divisiveness among his own citizens by openly targeting the unvaccinated as immoral, even saying “they are not French citizens” and that “he hopes to make their lives so complicated they would end up getting jabbed.”

And Johnson, who somehow manages to look perpetually drunk and hungover at the same time, seems to appreciates freedom, but only for himself and cabinet members who frequently broke their own COVID rules by hosting lavish holiday parties while citizens were still under lockdown with limits even on the amount of people allowed in their homes.

The best performance (or worst) however goes to Canada’s Prime Minister, the insufferable, petty man child Justin Trudeau. It’s been sad and a bit unreal watching our friendly neighbor to the north devolve in to tyranny. Canada under Trudeau had (and still has in many areas) long and harsh lockdowns, with strict vaccine mandates, even for domestic travel.

Trudeau also enacted Canada’s emergency powers act during the trucker convoy protests; an unprecedented move that gave his government powers normally reserved for wartime matters. He then promptly directed private companies to halt funding for the truckers and had their bank accounts (and anyone affiliated with them) frozen. Such a freedom fighter that man, eh?

He then has the gall to say this about Ukraine:

“Canada condemns in the strongest possible terms Russia’s egregious attack on Ukraine. Canada is taking strong action to stand up for what is right and protect the rights and freedoms of the Ukrainian people. Let me be clear: there will be serious consequences for Russia’s actions. Together with our allies and partners, we will continue to take decisive action to support the sovereignty, territorial integrity, and independence of Ukraine and by extension, democratic principles, freedom, and human rights around the world.”

Really? Here’s a tip, if you want to be known as someone who walks, talks and quacks freedom, then you must walk, talk and quack freedom when it matters, not just when it’s politically beneficial.

I will end with another quote from Tucker’s article which ties things together perfectly:

“The last two years have revealed to us what we would rather not have discovered, namely that freedom and rights, along with enlightened ideals and good science, are extraordinarily fragile. They are only guaranteed by a public that believes in them and is willing to stand up for them. When the cultural consensus in favor of liberty decays, terrible beasts are unleashed on the world.”

Quite right. And now that the beasts are unleashed, who has the moral authority, talent and gravitas to challenge them?

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They Lied, Now What?

Are we finally shifting from the dystopian madness of ZERO Covid in to acceptance of the virus’s endemicity and therefore living with it, or are tighter mandates, shutdowns and masks inevitable as Omicron numbers tick up and cowardly politicians once again draw from the just DO SOMETHING, ANYTHING so I don’t look bad playbook.

Regardless of which direction things go, it’s painfully clear that “public health” really has little to do with personal health and that you can’t rely on them for guidance. Seriously, the sooner you realize this, the more empowered you become, as you gain knowledge that might contradict “expert” opinion but actually makes sense for you and your family.

This is understandably difficult for many, because government health agencies did at one time do a lot of good work and so it’s only natural to look to them in a crisis. Something happened over years though, where an infusion of huge amounts of research dollars combined with the lobbying efforts of Big Pharma and the natural politicization of government agencies has created a mess of a system that’s doing more harm than good.

Case in point is the level of gaslighting we’ve suffered from people who are supposed to be working in our best interest. It’s been so incessant and exponentially brazen that it’s safer just to assume nearly everything you’ve heard from them to be false.

The most obvious example are with the C19 vaccines, which we were told by all the smart people would prevent infection from the virus and stop the spread in its tracks. Watch the video below for a recap:

Of course now they are saying just the opposite, that the vaccines were never designed to prevent infection and we are the crazy ones for thinking otherwise. Classic gaslighting.

Seems we were also similarly misled on the effectiveness of face masks, whoops.

“Cloth masks are not appropriate for this pandemic, it’s not appropriate for Omicron, it was not appropriate for Delta, Alpha or any of the previous variants either because we’re dealing with something that’s airborne.” -Dr. Lena Wen, Former Baltimore Health Comissioner

The most mind blowing and in my view disgusting saga of this whole sorry episode has been the abuse of faulty PCR tests that jack up positive “case” numbers due to dead viral matter that can linger in the nose for months, but that poses no danger of transmission.

Metrics to shut down businesses and schools were based off those #’s, causing millions of people to be tossed out of their jobs, kids to lose 2 years of schooling and basically turn life as we know it upside down.

The inaccuracy of PCR tests have been known since at least summer of 2020. In fact, I wrote a blog post referencing this called Pro Lockdown Politicians Remain Stuck In March. If I knew about it, you can be darn sure the CDC, Fauci, etc… did, yet they continued to push them anyway, causing a casedemic of meaningless positive test results. WHY?

On top of all this, the CDC still:

Artificially inflates Covid death numbers due to not differentiating between those having died of something else but WITH a positive test result for Covid and those dying BECAUSE OF Covid.

Denies natural immunity exists for the Covid recovered even though 100+ studies show it to be long lasting, robust and to actually prevent re infection.

Insists on mass vaccination of all age groups even though we know Covid risk is vastly stratified between age groups, causing vaccine induced side effects and even death in those whom Covid never posed a risk for.

Continues to needlessly create societal division and disruption by promoting the vaccines as a way to protect others, even though it’s abundantly clear that the vaccines do not prevent infection or transmittal and are probably dampening immune systems so vaccinated people are more apt to get the virus.

Fortunately the narrative is crumbling and the facade of successfully hiding from a virus is in shambles, but it’s more important than ever that people realize how badly government politicians and health agencies have failed them. We CANNOT let this happen again.

Covid and all its nonsense will be gone someday, hopefully sooner than later. The structure that allowed the disastrous response to it though is still solidly in place. By structure I mean both bad politicians making horrible decisions and a citizenry with an unhealthy reliance on government telling them what to do and how to think.

For example, California is STILL in an indefinite state of emergency and the people here started masking up again seconds after a stupid memo by a neurotic state health official came out that merely suggested indoor masking. Honestly it leaves me pretty disheartened for the future. There will always be some new emergency and people seem conditioned to just let this disaster happen all over again.

We’ve learned some good lessons from the pandemic on the dangers of government overreach, but unfortunately politicians have also discovered how easy it is to use fear to get people to willingly give away their civil liberties.

The best defense against that is an informed public who doesn’t take the word of “experts” over their own intuition of what’s best for themselves and that understands that government officials will always do what’s in their own best interest, not yours.

Hopefully the one good thing to come out of this is enough people have woken up to this to cause lasting change. We have a lot of work to do that’s for sure.

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Signs

Imagine being the Innkeeper who turned away Joseph and Mary? I mean, it was no doubt a busy time in Bethlehem, with people pouring in from all over to get counted as per the Roman census, but couldn’t something be found to accommodate this despondent young couple? Wasn’t there an open closet somewhere, or couldn’t a hallway bed be set up at least for the obviously very pregnant Mary to lay on?

The Innkeeper of course was clueless to the miracle he was being invited to participate in. Having been been slammed all day with loads of arriving guests, many who were cranky and hungry after long days of travel, the Innkeeper could not see the divine magic theater playing out right in front of him.

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