A lot of supposedly well meaning people spent a great deal of time for four years telling us it was Trump. If only we had someone competent, kind, and capable, things would be better. Biden became their answer. Today, Afghanistan is botched, “sources say” Joe Biden
It seems what you are saying Erick, biblically, God had to teach His children, the Isralites, by punishing them when they don't do as He said. What I call going "Old Testament" on them. I agree. And I think God is about to go "Old Testament" on the USA! To instruct and humble us.
Who are the puppet masters behind Biden? If there wasn’t an agenda then he would have been retired long ago.
Life is a great deal like a game of golf: You can't have a perfect score. No golfer has even come close to shooting an 18 and no one has ever come close to living on earth forever. Jesus promises the only way out of the living forever conundrum. If more followed him we would have far fewer problems. Vandallii referred to Chronicles 7:13-14 below. Here it is for those who haven't looked it up or don't know how to find it:
13 “When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, 14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
MSM is the new "Bread and Circuses" to keep the population distracted. Sadly, it appears to be working in a lot of segments of our society.
As for "science" and COVID, the four important words our "experts" refuse to acknowledge is, "We don't really know". Yes the vaccine was developed to address certain mechanisms of COVID within our bodies, but it refuses to stay in Fauci's box - it keeps doing what all viruses do - mutate. We also refuse to acknowledge that there will never be a "no COVID ever" day. Picking YouTube videos and MSM for information is certainly a crap-shoot, and at the end of the day, the one person that knows the answers is the One we've chosen to push out of the public square: God Himself. I'm not suggesting that if we follow II Chron. 7:13-14 as a literal promise, I am suggesting that God truly is in control, His purposes will be fulfilled, that life will go on with COVID just as it did with The Plague, Spanish Flu, the nuclear age fears, SARS, Avian Flu, yadda-yadda-yadda.
The question becomes whether we remain prisoners of fear propagated by MSM and the left or recognize that risk tolerance in our lives has a new player we need to address.
A lengthy quote below from C.S. Lewis. Change "atomic age" to "COVID-19". Much of what is said applies today regarding risk in life for [name your crisis]. To live in fear and stop living is its own problem...
“On Living in an Atomic Age” (1948)
“How are you to live in an atomic age? Why, just as you would have lived in the sixteenth century when the plague visited London almost every year, or as you would have lived in a Viking age when raiders from Scandinavia might land and cut your throat any night; or indeed, as you are already living in an age of cancer, an age of syphilis, an age of paralysis, an age of air raids, an age of railway accidents, an age of motor accidents.
“In other words, do not let us begin by exaggerating the novelty of our situation. Believe me, dear sir or madam, you and all whom you love were already sentenced to death before the atomic bomb was invented: and quite a high percentage of us were going to die in unpleasant ways. We had, indeed, one very great advantage over our ancestors—anesthetics; but we have that still. It is perfectly ridiculous to go about whimpering and drawing long faces because the scientists have added one more chance of painful and premature death to a world which already bristled with such chances and in which death itself was not a chance at all, but a certainty.
“This is the first point to be made: and the first action to be taken is to pull ourselves together. If we are all going to be destroyed by an atomic bomb, let that bomb when it comes find us doing sensible and human things—praying, working, teaching, reading, listening to music, bathing the children, playing tennis, chatting to our friends over a pint and a game of darts—not huddled together like frightened sheep and thinking about bombs. They may break our bodies, but they need not dominate our minds." -- C.S. Lewis
Crazytown is going to become Insaneville in the near/not-too-distant future - especially if Repubs take over in 2022/23 and Repub becomes president on Jan 20, 2025.
Spot-on, Erick. I am shocked by the number of close friends and family with whom I cannot broach subjects I ASSUMED we were in lock-step agreement on: Afghanistan; COVID lockdowns, vaccinations, & masks; Biden; climate change; BLM & Antifa; good cops, and bad politicians. We might as well be discussing UFOs, Bigfoot, and the Loch Ness monster given the level of absolute CRAP I hear from them. People gravitate towards a "news source" that agrees with their predispositions, and then that becomes their gospel. Alternatives are rejected as ignorant, unenlightened, academically inferior, unresearched, and heretical. I used to have a core group with whom I knew I could discuss anything and we'd be on the same page. No more.
Spot on. If someone thinks it's only the other side doing everything wrong, they are part of the problem as well.
I have wondered many times "how could 81 million people be so stupid" as to vote for Biden. I realize that a large part of it is because almost all MSM and social media platforms constantly lied to the American people about how terrible Trump is. Don't get me wrong....Trump has plenty of faults, but the MSM equates him to Satan. The MSM has blood on their hands in my opinion.
Won't you take me to....crazytowwwwn??? Oh, we're already there...roll 'em up.