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.

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Opus 2022-186: More Than Baby Formula

We are watching the Proregressives* destroy our country.  I was going to say “slowly” but that does not seem to apply.  They are working quickly.  The destruction is in any area they can reach and push their agenda.  We recently saw the Republicans in the Senate jump on board to deny us the rights “guaranteed” by the second amendment, but that is not my theme in this post.  I have recently discovered that supply chain issues are real.

We are all aware of bare spots on the shelves at grocery stores.  So far I have been able to get want I want either by coming back the next day or making a substitution, but we are seeing the selection and surplus become a thing of the past.

It is not just groceries.  Recently I ordered some Pro Club T-shirts from a store in Las Vegas that I have used before.  My son had a yearly computer conference and I would tag along.  It gave me a chance to stop by and stock up on what I wanted or needed.  I have never ordered on line but decided I would not be back in person so I took the plunge.  My order ended up being cancelled.  They called me and said they were not able to get the merchandise I wanted and did not know when new stock would come in.  

For me it was an inconvenience.  I am not close to going naked or freezing to death.  If things get desperate I can start wearing the shirts my local physical therapy clinic gives out.  There are all kinds of cheap substitutes.  I will live.

For the retailer it is a problem.  The people I ordered from have a small store in a strip mall.  They have a good customer base but every time they fail to meet a request they risk losing a customer.  Every time you cancel an order it effects your bottom line.  Frustrated customers do not pay the rent.  I hope they can find a way to survive.

For the manufacturer it is a disaster.  They build a brand and a loyalty over time.  When customers find alternatives they may not be back.  It is hard to recover.  It is similar to the way in which I switched the soft drink choices I make because the big names had gone woke.  I found out that the local store brand was just as good so even if they have an epiphany of values I will not be going back.

It isn’t just a jostling for control and power of the elites.  Lives are being destroyed because the means of supporting your family are being sacrificed on the altar of socialism.  There is little I can do about a store front in Las Vegas.  What I can do is try to support the local businesses that are trying to stay alive.  

November is coming.  Elections are important.  Paraphrasing something a guy named Hugh Hewitt once said, “If we win big enough, they can’t cheat.”  Actually they can but if enough of us show up and get angry enough they won’t be able to cheat enough to steal another election.

And don’t waste my time telling me that they honestly won the last one.  You are better than that, I hope.

homo unius libri

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