The Corona Pandemonic And Its Effects On True Liberals

Even some liberals are starting to notice that something supernatural and demonic has befallen our world when they are confronted with the evil that has been unleashed in the wake of the wuhan virus outbreak,

Dr. Naomi Wolf, has written a remarkable article titled “Is it Time for Intellectuals to Talk about God?” in wihich she describes how most of those who saw themselves as Liberals and Progressives, critical thinkers and educated intellectuals have turned into sheep that are willingly, blindly and obediently following in cult-like fashion new rules and taboos which cannot be questioned and which lead us back to a pre-enlightenment dark age.

She points out how quickly all these groups have dumped the values they professed to believe in by willingly acting in ways that are totally in contradiction to these values. Segregation, discrimination, fanatical intolerance, ostracism, hate, besmirchement of character and reputation, violation of freedoms and rights, the ruination of children’s lives and untold harm are some but by no means all the evils that the author laments.

The core of Naomi Wolf’s extraordinary and eloquent article though is this passage:

“Months before, I had asked a renowned medical freedom activist how he stayed strong in his mission as his name was besmirched and he faced career attacks and social ostracism. He replied with Ephesians 6:12: “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

I had thought of that a lot in the intervening time. It made more and more sense to me as the days passed.

I confessed at that gathering in the woods with the health freedom community, that I had started to pray again. This was after many years of thinking that my spiritual life was not that important, and certainly very personal, almost embarrassingly so, and thus it was not something I should mention in public.

I told the group that I was now willing to speak about God publicly, because I had looked at what had descended on us from every angle, using my normal critical training and faculties; and that it was so elaborate in its construction, so comprehensive, and so cruel, with an almost superhuman, flamboyant, baroque imagination made out of the essence of cruelty itself — that I could not see that it had been accomplished by mere humans working on the bumbling human level in the dumb political space.

I felt around us, in the majestic nature of the awfulness of the evil around us, the presence of “principalities and powers” — almost awe-inspiring levels of darkness and of inhuman, anti-human forces. In the policies unfolding around us I saw again and again anti-human outcomes being generated: policies aimed at killing children’s joy; at literally suffocating children, restricting their breath, speech and laughter; at killing school; at killing ties between families and extended families; at killing churches and synagogues and mosques; and, from the highest levels, from the President’s own bully pulpit, demands for people to collude in excluding, rejecting, dismissing, shunning, hating their neighbors and loved ones and friends.

I have seen bad politics all of my life and this drama unfolding around us goes beyond bad politics, which is silly and manageable and not that scary. This — this is scary, metaphysically scary. In contrast to hapless human mismanagement, this darkness has the tinge of the pure, elemental evil that underlay and gave such hideous beauty to the theatrics of Nazism; it is the same nasty glamour that surrounds Leni Riefenstahl films.

In short, I don’t think humans are smart or powerful enough to have come up with this horror all alone.

So I told the group in the woods, that the very impressiveness of evil all around us in all of its new majesty, was leading me to believe in a newly literal and immediate way in the presence, the possibility, the necessity of a countervailing force — that of a God. It was almost a negative proof: an evil this large must mean that there is a God at which it is aiming its malevolence.

And that is a huge leap for me to take, as a classical Liberal writer in a postwar world, — to say these things out loud.

Grounded postmodern intellectuals are not supposed to talk about or believe in spiritual matters — at least not in public. We are supposed to be shy about referencing God Himself, and are certainly are not supposed to talk about evil or the forces of darkness.”

I cannot recommend this article highly enough and the comments to this article are also worth reading.

Some of the liberal commenters share their profound sense of loss and desperation because they have been ostracised villified and cut off from the Left. They feel their whole world crumble because they have lost their whole supporting social network.
It’s hard for them to comprehend that their former leftist friends would do this to them.

I empathize with them but I’m lucky enough that I had been betrayed much earlier in my life and as an introverted guy I’m less dependent on a social support group, which makes me hardly feel the pain any longer.

Nevertheless, I still can get hurt, as happened recently when my aunt who is “vaccinated” told my mother that because I’m unvaxed she doesn’t want me to be around when she comes to visit her (I’m frequently at my mother’s home because she needs care). At first I was angry that she wants to treat me as a pariah but when my mother told me that she acts out of a great fear, I felt a great sadness for her.

This woman that I always admired, this amazingly strong, fearless, energetic woman who accompanied my uncle to the very end when he rotted from within because of cancer, this woman, a fighter who struggled boldly through life, raising two little kids alone, working like crazy to give them both an academic education, this woman who gave herself the education she never had as a child, this woman who still had the time to be politcally and socially active, this woman who battled bureaucrats into submission, this woman is now so scared out of her mind that she turns into a coward who is willing to cut familial relations in the few remaining years of her life. So sad.

It is truly a demonic spirit that cuts and divides parents and children, brothers and sisters, lovers and friends. This goes far beyond politics. This spirit is blinding its victims with stupidity and, using fear, it is breaking the dams that hold back the darkness in man’s heart. Darkness begets more darkness.
The release of evil, cruelty and barbarism does not pacify man. It makes man only more evil, cruel and barbaric.

We must fight this evil but we cannot fight it alone, for you can only fight spirit with spirit.
We need God’s help. We need His spirit as our armor and our weapon.
We will suffer but I do not fear. I have accepted the suffering that will come because there is a purpose and a meaning to it. It’s God’s purpose.
No war was ever won without suffering and this war is no exception.

What The Hell Is Happening In China?

Since December 23, 2021 eight big Chinese cities with a total population of 70.4 million have come successively under brutal lockdown. It started with the city of Xi’an which seems to be the epicenter of what exactly?
The Chinese communist party (CCP) which has a track record of lies, cover-ups and a severe lack of transparency wants the world to believe that they closed down Xi’an and that they closed all domestic and international flights out of Xi’an because of SIX new cases of the covid delta variant.
When I say brutal lockdown I mean brutal. The following quotes are from an article written by Ben Harnwell who deserves credit for doing the work that our mainstream media refuse to do.

“No one is allowed out of their homes, not even for essential shopping supplies; residential tower blocks have been welded shut from the outside. Deserted streets are sprayed with disinfectant. The fact that Xi’an City is literally starving has provoked the even world’s normally lethargic mainstream media to report on the situation.”

“The official symptoms in Xi’an are both similar and different from all other recognised variants. In addition to all the expected respiratory tract symptoms, there is also recorded haemorrhaging including from the eyes, ears, and nose.

How did the CCP explain this? Officially, the CCP—the same authority that claims less than 5,000 people have died of COVID-19 in China since the beginning of the outbreak—closed down Xi’an City because of the above-cited six Delta cases. But the CCP—the same authority that reassured the WHO at the crucial early stages of the COVID-19 outbreak that the virus was not passed via person to person transmission—also highlighted as justification for the Xi’an lockdown an outbreak of an unspecified “seasonal haemorrhagic fever.”

“According to the Global Times/CCP press release, this “seasonal haemorrhagic fever” is not person-to-person contagious. But if this really were the case, if the unspecified seasonal haemorrhagic fever were indeed not person to person contagious, why close Xi’an citing it?

Considering that the official CCP explanation is that the ‘seasonal haemorrhagic fever’ is spread by rodents infecting humans, I suppose we ought to be grateful at least that Xi didn’t blame the Chinese themselves, by accusing them of feasting on rats at a wet market.”

Because of the CCP’s obfuscation and heavy censorship Ben Harnwell does what every reasonable journalist has to do in such a situation. He speculates within reasonable bounds, using logic and common sense and he asks whether there are two different diseases or a new variant which shows symptoms of both covid and a haemorrhagic fever.
Haemorrhagic fever btw. includes diseases like ebola.
Whatever the case is, if we have learned anything from China’s handling of the wuhan virus, it is that we should err on the side of caution when dealing with information coming from Chinese officials.
That’s why the olympic games in Beijing should be cancelled. If the CCP refuses to do that, reasonable countries should refuse to participate in these games.
The prestige of a genocidal, totalitarian regime is not worth putting the health of athletes and spectators at risk.
Furthermore, the communist regime would never change their behaviour which caused death and misery around the world if it had not to pay a price for such reckless behaviour.
Cancelling or boycotting the games would be an appropriate price to pay. This is especially true for a regime that attaches great importance to international prestige and to not losing face.

Anyway, prepare yourself for something really bad coming from China and be prepared for more supply shortages. Among the cities under lockdown are Ningbo Port (the largest port in China), Tianjin Port (the largest port in northern China) and Shenzhen Port and 40% of Samsung’s microchips come from Xi’an.

My Friend Orion

Recently, when I was getting out of my car I saw Orion, a constellation which can be seen only in the winter on the northern hemisphere.
It was like meeting an old friend. I was looking forward to see him and this was the first time I saw Orion this winter.

I always loved the stars and there is nothing like watching them in the heaven above on a perfectly dark night and though I dont’t feel afraid or lonely when I walk in the the darkest night, the walk becomes much more enjoyable when the skies are clear. Like an ancient mariner I look for the constellations and single prominent stars, look for Polaris, the North star. The stars are my friends that are always there for me even if they are not visible and there is something comforting about the thought that they will still be there when I’m long gone.

Watching the stars in the sky has always expanded my thoughts and inspired ne to think about the profound things of life and the universe and inevitably it has caused me to think about the big, fundamental and eternal questions.
Dealing with these questions was not always pleasant, especially when I subscribed to the atheistic world view but I expect from a true friend that he doesn’t cause always only pleasant feelings on my part. I expect from a true friend to tell me the truth because only someone who cares enough about me will tell me what I don’t want to hear but what needs to be said. A fake friend or an indifferent person would just go along to get along. Why should that person draw my anger if that person doesn’t really care about me?

Now, stars don’t talk and they don’t have feelings but it is the Creator of this beautyful, amazing and awe-inspiring world that speaks through His creation.
The bible describes this perfectly in Psalm 19:

The heavens declare the glory of God;
And the firmament shows His handiwork.
Day unto day utters speech,
And night unto night reveals knowledge.
There is no speech nor language
Where their voice is not heard.
Their line has gone out through all the earth,
And their words to the end of the world.

The two questions that caused most discomfort for me were:

  • What is the purpose of all this?
  • What do I, an insignificant particle of dust, matter in this incomprehensibly big universe?

The atheistic world view has no real answers for these questions.
As Dawkins says:

“In a universe of electrons and selfish genes, blind physical forces and genetic replication, some people are going to get hurt, other people are going to get lucky, and you won’t find any rhyme or reason in it, nor any justice. The universe that we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but pitiless indifference.”

The bible on the other hand tells us that there is a purpose to the cosmos, to life and to every creature no matter how small.
Of course, I expect the atheist to say: “You invented God because of your psychological needs, because it makes you feel better.”
Ideas have consequences. The idea that there is no purpose to the universe and to life means that no matter how big of a loser and a failure you are by any standards, you’re not really a loser and failure. You can only fail if there is a purpose to your life. Only if there is a standard how you ought to be and what you ought to do could you fail to meet that standard. No matter how much you screw up in your life. You didn’t fail.

The same is true for morality. You can only do something wrong if there is a purpose to your life. Only if there is a purpose to your life you could do something that makes you deviate from that purpose.
Without purpose there is no good or evil and choice A is as good as choice B. Murdering the poor beggar is not morally different from feeding the poor guy, for without purpose there is no objective morality to begin with.

So, perhaps it is the atheist who denies the existence of a Creator just tu fulfil his psychological needs. If you want to do as you please no matter how self-destructive, senseless or immoral your behavour is and if you want to avoid unpleasant feelings caused by your conscience then atheism would be the world view of choice.

The heavens declare the glory of God.
Enjoy this video with absolutely stunning images from the Hubble space telescope and the sublime music of Johann Sebastian Bach.