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.

Friday, September 4, 2020

Opus 2020-229: Plow and Crown: The Return of the Nobles

During the feudal era in Europe you had no countries and few large cities.  Power was in the hands of a group of nobles.  They had become nobles because they had the swords and the ability to use them.  They promised to protect those under them in return for obedience.  Thus you had a few living in what they considered luxury and the masses living hand to mouth or worse.  Everything was based on personal power and pledges of loyalty.  Allegiances were constantly changing and life was dangerous.  During this time you saw the gradual development of nations and cities.

A noble would get enough power to call himself a king.  The nobles would support him as long as they felt like it but his only loyal army was a small group of knights and peasants who became his men at arms.  The king gained greater power by reaching out to the common people and the cities.  This gave him a base for the battle with the nobles.  What you had over time was a king with loyalty among the lower classes trying to bring the nobles into submission.  Sometimes it worked.  Usually it didn’t.

Today Donald Trump would have the part of the king, The Progressives* of both parties would be the nobles and then there are the rest of us, the common people.  What is going on now is that Trump is trying to side with the masses in order to keep the elites from taking all our liberty and making us into an aristocracy.  Everywhere you see them taking power under the banner of socialism you see emerging a society in which there is a small, exclusive group at the top living in obscene luxury and the masses struggling to stay alive.  Look at Cuba or Venezuela.  The Communist overlords don’t go without anything but the people are sorting through the trash piles and hunting rats for dinner.

It is what Antifa would like to see.  It is what the liberals are working for.  I don’t know how much attention you are paying to Portland and Seattle but you have Democrats in position of power doing everything they can to keep the violence and anarchy going.  The police are told to stand by and watch.  When they do arrest someone the local D.A., a Democrat, will release them with no bail before the police get the paperwork done.

The coming election is of vital importance to the future our children will face.  Pay attention to the local elections.  Have your politicians forced you to wear a mask?  Have they refused to allow the police to deal with violent insurrectionists.  They need to be removed and that starts at the local ballot box.

And don’t forget to vote for Trump while you are at it.

*(Liberals, educators, socialists, communists, elites, Rinos, Democrats, leftists, Never Trumpers, Antifa, etc)

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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.