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How Did We Get Here?

When I say, “How did we get here?”, I, pointing my accusatory finger in your direction, am standing in front of a full length mirror. It is said that doing the failed thing over and over again and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity. This idea has been attributed rightly or wrongly to Albert Einstein. Whether he uttered that phrase or not, the idea seems to have a pretty good track record. I know first hand how true this concept is as I stumbled through thirty years of misery chasing happiness at the bottom of a shot glass, or several beers, or on more than one occasion, both in tandem; wondering when was the lonely outcome ever going to turn around. So the landscape of our existence in the here and now finds us with the masses beholden to the whims of those who lord over us grasping for power and control. There are many levels to this domination process as it cascades down from the elite few as in the example of George Soros, Presidents Biden, Xi, Putin, or those who pull the strings named Zuckerberg, Musk, Gates on and on through Trump, Clinton, Fox News to Pelosi and McConnell. Perhaps even a hierarchy whose names are obscure and buried within shell companies and the sort. In reality there are even more in the shadows to whom these are beholden; the evil one and his minions, the father of lies preying upon the nature of man.

We‘ve been here before though the names have changed and melted into the annals of history; Bush, Hussein, Gore and Bin Laden. Some had noble aims perhaps, some were followed blindly. I know in my early years being enthralled with President Kennedy and “ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” As I look back now making sure I have recalled these as in fact they were spoken, I stumble upon these, “ Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.

This much we pledge —and more

To those old allies whose cultural and spiritual origins we share , we pledge the loyalty of faithful friends. United there is little we cannot do in a host of cooperative ventures . Divided, there is little we can do—for we dare not meet a powerful challenge at odds and split asunder…” Later on the President says this, “Finally, to those nations who would make themselves our adversary, we offer not a pledge but a request: that both sides begin again anew the quest for peace, before the dark powers of destruction unleashed by science engulf all humanity in planned or accidental self-destruction.” Further on the newly elected President Kennedy says this, “Now the trumpet summons us again—not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need; not as a call to battle, though embattled we are—but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle, year in and year out, “ “rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation””*—a struggle against the common enemies of man: tyranny, poverty, disease, and war itself.” I will end this section with these words from the President that immediately followed his most famous words.

“My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.”

A tumble down memory lane and the roll call continues;Mao, Rockefeller, Hitler, Mussolini, Vanderbilt, Stalin, Lenin. Two thousand years ago and Nero, Caesar and Antiochus Epiphanies rear there ugly heads. All this to say have we not learned anything yet or are we doomed to fall under the spell of another narcissistic Alexander the Great knockoff?; the broken record of “we know what‘s best for you so don’t talk back, run along now and play like we showed you. Don’t make me have to put you in a timeout!” If we continue down this road we will only have ourselves to blame. We all know that Camelot wasn’t all it was cracked up to be and we also know that we must be governed because the alternative, anarchy is an abomination. I now point you to the man who escaped the Lion’s den and said this, “Blessed be the name of God

forever and ever,

For wisdom and might are His”

And He changes the times

and the seasons;

He removes kings and raises up kings;

And knowledge to those who

have understanding.” **

And finally there is this from the Lord Jesus, “And I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who can kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear Him who, after He has killed, has power to cast into hell; yes, I say to you, fear Him!” ***

*Rom. 12:12

**Dan. 2:20b-21

***Luke 12:4-5

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