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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.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Opus 2021-289: Plow and Crown: The Pendulum Swings

My fear is that the republic established in 1787 is coming to a close.  It isn’t that it was not a great dream.  It isn’t that it was not successful for a time.  Remember the words attributed to Benjamin Franklin, “A Republic, if you can keep it.”  In the conflict between the ruling classes of the crown and the masses behind the plow it was a big step forward for the masses  The masses seem to be making a statement two hundred years later:  They are not willing to keep it.

Recently we had the failure of the recall in The People’s Republik of Kalifornia.  I will concede that the vote was rigged.  That is the only way you could have so lopsided a count, or is it?  Could it be that the masses of residents in the Republik are actually on board with the largess of socialism?  Could it be that they have made a choice to reject responsibility for their own lives, believing that the almighty state will meet their every need from the resources of someone else?

I am afraid of the answer.  I am afraid that the virus of virtual income will take hold in the rest of the country.  Keep in mind that this is the state that brings you Nancy Pelosi.  She comes from the district that, as the meme says, will allow you to defecate on the sidewalk but arrest you if you are not wearing a mask while you do so.  It is her district that allows the proletariat to liberate up to $950 worth of merchandise from a bourgeois store shelf and refuse to call it crime.  Keep in mind this is the state that elected Kamala Harris as a senator.  Do you have any more questions?

Look at the great tyrants of history.  Adolph was elected.  Genghis Khan was elected, sort of.  FDR was elected four times.  There are always voters or spear carriers behind every successful despot, that and government checks.  If there aren’t then they are not successful for long.  I just finished reading II Kings in the Bible.  It is amazing how many kings of Judah and Israel only reigned for a few months.  

(2Ki 23:31 KJV)  Jehoahaz was twenty and three years old when he began to reign; and he reigned three months in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Hamutal, the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.
It seems that their servants would do them in if they were not happy.  It didn’t take an army just an angry nanny and the butler.

The big change is not that we have more people lusting for power.  The change is that the peasants in the pews are now willing to support their lust because they think they will get a cut.  They actually believe that the electric cars, and now electric lawnmowers, will somehow draw their charges from unicorn farts and giant windmills.  They all want to be on the side of the one who passes out the spoils.  They don’t think about what happens when the elites run out of other people’s money; and food, and TV’s, and gasoline,....

Stay tuned, it will be a wild ride.

homo unius libri

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