Saturday, January 5, 2019

Tightening Screws & Silent Sheep

It’s not as if it’s unexpected. It’s not as though those who saw the telltale signs of what was to come didn’t speak out, warn, sound the alarm, or point to the fact that humanity was being corralled, free thought was free no more, and like so much cattle, soon we would all be driven through the funnel, then the chute, and either be marginalized, silenced, and eventually disposed of, or praised for our ‘tolerance’.

The power mad among us don’t simply want power for power’s sake. They want the power to gain the control, because power without control is just an illusion. It is a story the impotent tell themselves to make their lives a bit more palatable. It is in the control that power is made evident, and those who have made it their lives’ mission to amass power, now seek to wield control over one and all.

If ever you had lingering doubts as to the veracity of the Bible’s claims of what our era would look like, what has been happening of late ought to allay those doubts. There are both platforms and institutions who have taken it upon themselves to not only police thought, but do their utmost to bankrupt and ruin anyone with whom they disagree, or who doesn’t happen to share their worldview.

From internet platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, to credit card companies, to payment processing platforms, they have taken it upon themselves to do away with any dissenting voice, and punish to the utmost anyone who would dare buck their will.

The screws are tightening, and the sheep continue to be silent. Control is being exerted over free thought, but most are too busy worrying about the next season of some insipid show or another to acknowledge that their freedoms are being stripped away, and they are being steered, propagandized, and outright forced to comply and assimilate to the godlessness that has become the new normal.

Why should this matter to you? Quite simply because anyone who is dependent on these platforms for their income, anyone who is counting on earnings from or through these platforms to feed their families and keep a roof over their heads, is compromised. Sorry, that’s just the truth of it.

Even if they don’t set out to tweak their message, or hold back, or obfuscate, the subconscious reality that there is a sword of Damocles hanging over their heads, and one wrong word, one wrong utterance, one wrong reference to facts such as the biological reality that there are only two genders, is enough to cause the powers that be to deplatform them, demonetize them, and leave them out in the wilderness, has an impact on what they present and how they present it.

For the longest time, both my friends as well as my staff have questioned why I’m not a heavy Twitter user, or a heavy Facebook user, why I don’t start a Patreon account so that people who want to can support me directly, and when I tried to explain it, they scoffed and said that would never happen.

“Do you really think that they’ll start censoring what people say? Do you really think there’s a vast conspiracy to silence dissent and make people march in lockstep?”

Well, given what has been happening of late, don’t you?

How much longer do you think it will be before Christians and Christianity are the target? How much longer do you think it will be before it is determined that calling people to repentance, and calling out sin in their lives is hurtful to their feelings and must therefore be done away with?

Understand that everything ends up having a spiritual component, because the chief end of darkness is to eliminate the light. It may have started with others who dissented politically, but as sure as night follows day it will be used as a weapon against the household of faith.

The devil is unconcerned with politics. He does not roam about as a lion seeking to devour politicians. He prowls seeking to devour the children of God who have forgotten that they have an enemy, and that their enemy’s singular desire is their destruction. It is high time we took Peter’s advice to heart, and became both sober minded and alert. If we fail to do so, when we finally get around to it, the lion will have already lunged, and our fate will have already been sealed.

With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr. 

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