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The Silence of the Lambs, Covid-19 Version, Part 6

I was able to fit in my annual physical this past Wednesday, and a young intern did the preliminary portion of the exam. He was maybe in his early-30s, bright, intelligent, sharing some very good things with me, but then I asked him the question. You know what it was. "What do you think of this coronavirus situation?" He said he was all in favor of all the lockdowns and precautions, and the reason he gave made me think. It is not a reason that isn't prominent among the rationalizations for having all this. His reason: "Keeping the spread of the virus down keeps the hospitals and medical facilities from being overrun. It means there won't be an overload of patients that forces any one of us to have to make a life-or-death decision about who we should treat. You know, we're doctors, Hippocratic oath and all that. We don't want to feel we can't save someone. " (Emphasis mine.) I am someone who has to think about these things for a while, and

The Silence of the Lambs, Covid-19 Version, Part 5

I can't deny that I absolutely love The Babylon Bee . It is The Onion  only way better. It so often cuts to the heart of what's really going on, and it makes me laugh. I so need that because my heart is so often shredded by the insanely dangerous stupidity that is smothering us all right now. Here's a taste related to that very thing. This very fun "infographic," I'd like to share it here -- again, courtesy of The Babylon Bee. The items in it speak for themselves, but that last one is worth noting, simply because it is true: All the ugliest virtue-signaling smothered in the sweetest creamiist lushishist Frankfurt School plap is really about striving valiantly but ever-so futilely to defeat death on one's own terms. It is the very first lie ever put forth. You know what it is, and so extremely sorrowfully  so many have it bronzed and hoisted right there at the front of the very souls: "God said you would die? Well, not really..." This is

The Silence of the Lambs, Covid-19 Version, Part 4

The silence continues to be deafening, the volume quite intense. It'd be nice to have Jesus and His wisdom being widely broadcast, but those who say they're His seem to tarry. I do see some out there boldly sharing solidly truthful things, even at some cost to their reputation, their livelihoods... that's good -- it's what Jesus' call to agape  sacrifice was all about. But when watching the World System have its way with so many of its devotees, as it is with this coronavirus hysteria, wow, it is extraordinarily sad. They're  exceedingly vocal. I happened to see even Dr. Phil, a rousing product of the World himself, was eviscerated by The New York Times network of social media cronies when he actually shared some of those very uncomfortable truths about the reality of the coronavirus situation. (Please visit my other blog posts  from earlier and the links therein to see more of what those things are.) No wonder there are so many who are silent. I came ac

The Silence of the Lambs, Covid-19 Version, Part 3

A dead (if you will) giveaway as to the verity of the contrast between the World System managed by The New York Times on behalf of its much-better-known superior than they think, and the Kingdom where The Savior reigns among those whose silence is deafening at times, came up in an MSNBC interview with System-beloved religious expert Resa Aslan, best known for writing a splendid book about one of the finest fictional Jesuses one could worship. Aslan and the interviewer were going off yet again about those dastardly evangelical Trump supporters, exhibiting great dismay at their folly for voting for such a lout, and Aslan started getting into the typical racialist thread by claiming that white evangelicals comprise a doomsday cult. If he means that followers of Christ generally think the world is a pretty rotten place and wait eagerly for its redemption in the second coming of Christ, then yeah, I guess we are -- hmm, thanks for the compliment! But it just means followers of Christ ha

The Silence of the Lambs, Covid-19 Version, Part 2

Came across something Cicero said in ancient Rome a gazillion years ago that is relevant for today, which means people were thinking and doing the same stupid things a gazillion years ago as we are today. Wow. A gazillion years and we still don't get it. ::Sigh:: He said Salus populi suprema lex esto, "The health of the people shall be the highest law." Right now with the coronavirus hysteria swirling about so many look at that and go, "You go Caesar, you go with your lockdown procedures. I'm all in. Curses to all those who won't wear a mask or brush within six feet of someone else!" So many. So, so many. So many very smart people but very dangerous people because they simply won't take a minute to think that health  means so much more than ensuring a certain ruling class' political status is exceptionally healthy right now. Something that is just never shared in polite company these days (if there is any company) is that so many of the peo

The Silence of the Lambs, Covid-19 Version, Part 1

In the twentieth chapter of the book of Luke, the powerful political authorities ask Jesus a very important question. These authorities were the hifalutin religious elders, priests, teachers, but they were political, just like they are today . If you don't know that, you aren't paying attention. Well, sadly it is likely the same scant attention most people pay to this passage. Jesus is asked, "By whose authority are you doing all of this Kingdom stuff?" [His powerful words, His miraculous deeds, you know...] Jesus then asks them, "What do you think, John's baptism, was it from heaven or from some human origin?" These dudes knew what Jesus was doing: exposing their sanctimonious hypocrisy . They knew that if they answered from heaven Jesus would ask them why they don't give up their institutionalized pretense and follow Him. They also knew that if they answered from men, then the people would remonstrate because many whom those dudes needed for supp

The Tyranny of the Oppressed Immunocompromised

The devil is having his way with millions right now. I guess he can't wait until they arrive in Hell. And I'm not talking about his ushering in those whose Covid-19 infection is sloughing off their mortal coils a bit sooner than they thought. Looking at the way people are behaving based on the pronouncements of the medical-journalist-political uber-mandarins, it is not surprising the devil has such a vise-grip on so many souls. This whole coronavirus thing isn't at all about the disease. It is about the standard operating procedure of Caesar's authoritarian System. I have to admit I borrowed the title from a pundit whose web published piece was "The Dictatorship of the Immunocompromised." Great title, decent piece, credit to him, but there are a number of others that are really good. How about this one from Kelleigh Nelson. This one from Matt Walsh is good. This one from Michael Fumento is excellent. What the devil is doing is massively emplo