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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Compliance

 I have not absconded in the dead of night, I have not taken my family and jetted off to parts unknown, nor have I been hiding in a bunker in some undisclosed location learning to like the taste of Spam and dehydrated autumn squash. I’ve been doing what most people who have a rough outline of how many good days they have left do, which is spending more time with my kids, enjoying the mild Wisconsin weather before the cold snap makes an entrance, and praying. I’ve been doing a lot of praying lately.

If the last year has taught us anything, it’s that everything can change in an instant and in ways nobody foresaw. Sure, we had an idea, the broad strokes of it, a framework of what the days leading up to the end times would look like, but the theoretical knowledge of a thing doesn’t do the flesh and bone manifestation of it justice.

What’s most disturbing is that no matter the newest horror, we’ve become so desensitized that we just shrug our shoulders and accept it without a requisite reaction. We’ve grown numb to the absurdity of it all, and when we’re told we have to do away with family dinners or human contact because of a malady that has a 99.7% survivability rate, we just go along as though it was the most normal thing in the world.

But that’s okay; big pharma is here to save us. Even though every drug or vaccine ever produced has some side effect, from the serious ones like the children of thalidomide in the sixties to explosive diarrhea, slurred speech, and heart palpitations you may get if you want to be free of your tinnitus, they promise this one’s different. Keep in mind that these are drugs that went through rigorous testing, and still, side effects are wide-ranging and exceedingly common. Sorry, but here’s no such thing as a free ride or a magic cure.

Do I believe the vaccine is the mark of the beast? No, I do not, but it is a blueprint, and it’s easy to make the corollary of how one thing can be used to usher in the other. With the vaccine, it will be businesses refusing service if you aren’t vaccinated like a good little sheep. When it comes to the mark, it will be government-enforced.

The linchpin here is that they realized they could get away with it, and easily so. Fear has always been used to manipulate, but with this generation of mostly dazed and confused unmoored souls whose only real concern is whether or not they’ve legalized pot, it’s become embarrassingly easy to get a vast majority to comply with any ridiculous idea some paper pusher can come up with.

If ever there was a moment most analogous to a slow-motion train wreck, this, my friends, is it. As yet, we’ve gotten only glimpses of the consequences of our actions, but it will accelerate with time. Compliance will lead to more people out of work, more businesses shut down, leading to more dependence on the government. That, in turn, will lead to more power for the government, which will allow them to strip more of your freedoms without thought or fear of reprisal.

We are witness to a circuitous loop that will bring endless misery and throw more of the middle class into poverty. It will grow the power and influence of bureaucrats and paper pushers to the point that serfdom will become inevitable, and government of the people, by the people, for the people will cease to exist.

With love in Christ,

Michael Boldea Jr. 

Monday, November 9, 2020

Intermission

 There’s a video that’s been making its way around the internet for the longest time of a woman getting caught shoplifting in a store. The funny thing about it is that once the security guard started making her take out what she’d secreted in her intimates and other places, the volume of what she managed to steal was unfathomable.

Everything from ham steak to sausage, to turkey legs, to chicken thighs, to what looked like two-pound porterhouses appeared as if out of nowhere. By the time she was done, she’d likely removed a good twenty pounds of meat from her clothing.

I’m sure this was not her first time doing this. She seemed too calm and collected, plus the layered clothing, extra pockets on the inside, and other such details would lead one to conclude that she was a professional crook. So how did she get caught this time? Well, there were two factors involved as to why she got caught. First, she was just too brazen about it, and second, someone was actually watching and noticed the anomaly.

If someone takes a pencil out of a Walmart, chances are they’ll get away with it. It’s a pencil, small enough to go unnoticed, and not the high-value item security is on the lookout for. If, however, someone tries to walk out with an entire aisle, well, let’s just say it would be hard for someone not to notice.

Because they did not account for the increased voter turnout, they were forced to be brazen about the attempted pilfering. This wasn’t just a pencil or just a paperclip, it was the whole aisle, in multiple states, and it was so in your face, so massive, that even those who were only watching out of boredom saw what was happening.

For the longest time, we’ve heard that fraud, cheating, and invalid ballots are baked into the cake, can’t be helped, will happen no matter what, and we’d just have to deal with it. This is why there are dueling narratives, where one side wants all votes counted, while the other wants all legal ballots counted. It may be a small distinction, but it has massive implications, and if the election process is ever to be trusted again in this country, transparency is paramount.

As it sits, we are currently in the intermission. Lawsuits are flying, demonstrable sidestepping, and breaking of the law has occurred in various places, and we’re just starting to see what all will be unpacked as the days march on.

As it sits, the dead have spoken, and evidently, they outnumber the living, but the living have yet to reply. What is beyond debate is that it’s never a good idea to stop on the two-yard line and do a celebratory dance before you’ve locked in your win. From what I’m seeing, this is far from over, and the man currently occupying the white house is not known for throwing in the towel, no matter how much they’d like him to.

Al Gore thought he was president too until he wasn’t. I’m not saying this is the way it will go down, but if it does, anything we’ve seen thus far as, far as outbursts of mindless violence, will pale in comparison. Be wise, be watchful, and pray!

With love in Christ,

Michael Boldea Jr.