Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Opus 2020-213: Talk to Me

If you are like me you get depressed by the way in which the leftists seem to have control of everything.  They have turned public schools into snowflake factories.  Rogue judges seem determined to destroy any remaining respect for the law.  The MSM has become little more than a mouthpiece for the DNC and a filter to remove any bits of truth that don’t support the narrative.  Government regulations are choking the life out of the economy and now we have them all working to fill us with terror over a virus that has nothing to do with real plagues. 

What helps is reading books dealing with the influence of Franklin D. Roosevelt and his supporters.  I know they did a lot of damage that continues today.  What we often forget was how bad it was before they were slapped down.  Roosevelt’s administration was totally infiltrated by Communists and their sympathizers.  The State Department was a cheering ground for advancing the socialist agenda.  Roosevelt thought Joseph Stalin was a great guy and trusted him to keep his word.  In the process he allowed most of eastern Europe to be put into decades of slavery.  The newspapers were lying through their teeth and getting awards for their hard core journalism.  Roosevelt proposed doubling the size of the Supreme Court so they would not be able to stop his agenda.  Sounds familiar, doesn’t it. 

There is a lot in common with today except the Communist Central Committee is no longer located in the Soviet Union.  It is now in the Democrat Party and the shadow government that seems to be running things.  The danger is real and will get worse but keep in mind that we pulled out of it before and we can do it again.  Will it be easy?  No.  Will we win?  That is still to be decided.  We will not win if the Marxists are victorious.  We will not win if they manage to steal the next election with overwhelming voter fraud.  We will not win if we sit back and let it happen.

I am picking up ideas from various people.  I hope it will never come to the most extreme of arming myself and taking to the streets.  I know it will involve more than just submissively wearing my mask, voting and staying isolated.  The best advice I have heard was summed up by Ted Cruz on his video podcast, The Verdict.  When asked what we could do he said, “Speak.”  That is only one word but it is full of applications.  It means speaking to those we see every day and we have given up on them.  It means looking for opportunities when we are standing in line.  It means guarding our temper and avoiding words like “stupid” when we are responding. 

Speaking up is a key because it seems the majority of Americans are happy in their cocoons.  They don’t want to know that the Marxists are destroying our major cities.  They have been taught that the government will take care of them and they don’t want anyone upsetting their apple cart.  We need to gently keep prodding and plodding. 

I also had someone suggest that I get involved as a poll watcher or look for ways to help remove the dead people from the voting lists.  I am sure there are other things short of violence because violence has a way of breaking the things we are trying to save.

homo unius libri

1 comment:

Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.