Truth

Originally posted on May 30, 2020 on Facebook

In a hundred years they’ll see,

when there’s nothing left of you or me,

but eternal souls

loosed from the control

of those who tell us what to see,

who to be,

what to lament and what to sing.

They’ll understand what we couldn’t today

and be blind in a thousand other ways.

They’ll persecute their brothers

for rejecting their tales

and those who are slandered today will be hailed

for the truths they conveyed

though dismissed and dismayed

by those who shared their fragile days.

The human heart is frail and dim,

stubborn yet scattered in fickle whim.

Yet we are His,

the One who IS.

And neither truth nor life

are apart from Him.

Think.

Originally posted on May 9, 2020 on Facebook

These common occurrences should raise red flags:

1. When a person or group of people says or implies that you should not think for yourself, but simply trust them or those they tell you to trust.

2. When you are warned to look at specific information sources to the exclusion of others, or when you’re only encouraged to think critically about certain ideas, while others are off limits.

PLEASE, think critically about EVERYTHING. NO HUMAN AND NO INFORMATION PRODUCED BY HUMANS IS TOO SACRED TO QUESTION.

Alternative COVID resources offering evidence and perspectives from doctors, scientists and other experts:

J.B Handley Blog – Lockdown Lunacy

​Melissa Floyd’s Social Media and What They Aren’t Telling You Podcast

Children’s Health Defense

Dr. Mercola

Questioning COVID

Dr. Rashid Buttar’s Social Media and YouTube Channel

Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity

The Highwire with Del Bigtree

Dr. Christiane Northrup

Dr. Sherri Tenpenny

Conspiracy Theory

Originally posted on May 1, 2020 on Facebook

According to Merriam-Webster:

To conspire is “to join in a secret agreement to do an unlawful or wrongful act”. Conspiracy is defined as “the act of conspiring together”.

A theory is “a hypothesis assumed for the sake of argument or investigation” or “the analysis of a set of facts in their relation to one another”.

So a conspiracy theory is a hypothesis about or the analysis of facts regarding an unlawful or wrongful secret act.

“Unlawful and wrongful acts” have been committed in secret throughout human history by people from the lowest to the highest ranks of society. Sometimes these secret events are never brought into the light for all to plainly see, or they remain in the fringes of popular thought. Sometimes though, relevant theories or “hypotheses assumed for the sake of argument or investigation” are shown to be correct. At this point, hypotheses about the events discussed can no longer be defined as conspiracy theories but are accurately described and recognized as HISTORICAL FACTS.

How many historical facts that we widely recognize right now would have once fallen under the category of “Conspiracy Theories,” not because the acts were not committed, but because the details surrounding them could not yet be proven?

Is it possible that humans today could mirror the tendencies and behaviors of our ancestors to secretly commit wrongful or unlawful acts? Is there any reason to believe this is not the case? If this is the case, and human nature hasn’t fundamentally changed, should every conspiracy theory we encounter today be dismissed with eye rolls? Why is the term “conspiracy theory” even derogatory? Why does it illicit disgust, instantly rendering one person paralyzingly incapable of considering the evidence gathered by another who suspects something foul could be at hand? If wrongful acts are committed by those with power and influence, would it be any surprise that media outlets and other entities under their influence would not be helpful sources of information leading to public awareness of these crimes? Is it possible those resources could even contain misleading information that supports the agenda of the conspirators with whom they have conflicting interests or by whom they are controlled? If so, what other options are there for a person who wishes to discover the truth?

How many “conspiracy theories” being considered today might hold some truth? How many might be re-defined as historical facts at some point in the future?

What do you think?

Alternative COVID resources offering evidence and perspectives from doctors, scientists and other experts:

J.B Handley Blog – Lockdown Lunacy

​Melissa Floyd’s Social Media and What They Aren’t Telling You Podcast

Children’s Health Defense

Dr. Mercola

Questioning COVID

Dr. Rashid Buttar’s Social Media and YouTube Channel

Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity

The Highwire with Del Bigtree

Dr. Christiane Northrup

Dr. Sherri Tenpenny

Which Side Are You On?

Originally posted on April 22, 2020 on Facebook

Have you ever judged people from the past who turned out to be on the wrong side of history? People who owned slaves or defended racial segregation? Who fell for propaganda, looked away or actually turned in their neighbors during the Holocaust? Have you struggled to understand how humanity could be so cruel, ignorant, self preserving, and cowardly? Do you think you would have chosen better?

What do you think it was like during those times? Many sincere and well-intentioned people just like you and me advocated for ideas and movements that are wholly rejected today. And people who have emerged as heroes to future generations were often in the minority during their lifetimes, in the midst of the storms of their days. They were scoffed at. They were “crazy,” “conspiracy theorists,” “dangerous,” “ignorant,” “criminals”. Cowardly, self-preserving, ignorant and cruel acts were were often perpetrated in good conscience, LEGALLY, with robust rationale, and widespread public approval.

To some extent, we all want to fit in, to belong. It feels safe to run with the herd, wherever it goes, without thought or question. And it’s easy, justifiable even, to attack those who think differently. But history shows us that the masses are easily and frequently deceived and manipulated, particularly through fear and in the name of “the greater good”. And they often end up being tragically, shamefully wrong.

Would I have justified slavery? Resisted the integration of black and white students? Would I have clenched shut my eyes to the horrific realities of Hitler’s regime as long as I didn’t feel personally targeted? Would I have had the courage to think for myself in spite of the fact that it would have been terrifying to discover that something “everybody” around me seems to believe is a lie? Would I have risked my reputation, my livelihood, my life, for what’s true and right?

We are living through a storm of historic proportions today, and hopefully doing our best to sift through all the available information, wrestle with any cognitive dissonance and to choose honorably. The events of today will be recorded and remembered. It’s very sobering for me to think about. And if you’ve ever wondered what side of history you would have come out on if you’d lived through the controversies mentioned above, consider and adjust as necessary what you’re doing right now. I know I am.

Alternative COVID resources offering evidence and perspectives from doctors, scientists and other experts:

J.B Handley Blog – Lockdown Lunacy

​Melissa Floyd’s Social Media and What They Aren’t Telling You Podcast

Children’s Health Defense

Dr. Mercola

Questioning COVID

Dr. Rashid Buttar’s Social Media and YouTube Channel

Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity

The Highwire with Del Bigtree

Dr. Christiane Northrup

Dr. Sherri Tenpenny

“History Repeats Itself”

Originally posted on April 5, 2020 on Facebook

I made good grades in school. History class was boring to me and consisted mainly of memorizing reportedly important names, dates, and events. But I was adept at consuming and regurgitating this meaningless information until the test was over. I understood little and I cared even less.

When we started homeschooling our children according to the Charlotte Mason Method, history came alive in books, new and old, that revealed the true plights and passions of people across times and cultures, people who were not so different from me after all.

A theme emerged over the years, and it was relevant in some way to every nation and time period. It’s a cycle in which corrupted leadership slowly wears away at the liberty of it’s people with things like deception, manipulation, and fear. Then, a few enlightened people start to recognize and speak up about this abuse of power and are met with criticism by the masses who feel more comfortable believing what they are told by those in power and “following the herd,” if you will. Slowly, increasing numbers of ordinary people begin to think for themselves and eventually create a resistance that dethrones the tyrannical government. Some measure of liberty and prosperity is established/restored until gradually, increasingly apathetic people forget the past and history repeats itself.

Over and over this plays out. Technology changes, knowledge accumulates and is lost, clothing styles evolve, but the soul of humanity remains the same. We all love, fear, desire safety, and are prone to weakness, apathy, self preservation and cowardice. Increasing power corrupts the hearts of the most noble authorities and the average person is easily lulled into trances by the reassuring words of a government that violates fundamental human liberty, “for the greater good”. Our Founders knew this and that’s why our Constitution so carefully limits government, both acknowledging and protecting fundamental human rights endowed by our Creator, not simply permitted by governments comprised of men and women shod in the same frail, corruptible skin as the “common” person.

Think. If you, like me, were simply force-fed bland, impotent renditions of history, watered down to colorless dates and names, take the time to understand the deep things that underlie various figures, movements and events of the past, especially those that pertain to the American Revolution. Look around you. Don’t allow yourself to be swept away by sensational headlines. Don’t let someone else digest a study or an article for you or tell you what to believe. Be brave. Read critically from different sources and wrestle with the parts that make you uncomfortable, afraid, or that don’t “add up”. Allow this to be a process of developing rational and educated opinions. This takes time and you will experience moments or seasons of cognitive dissonance. Acknowledge your emotions but don’t be driven by them. Stop and quiet your heart and mind instead. Then keep thinking.

Alternative COVID resources offering evidence and perspectives from doctors, scientists and other experts:

J.B Handley Blog – Lockdown Lunacy

​Melissa Floyd’s Social Media and What They Aren’t Telling You Podcast

Children’s Health Defense

Dr. Mercola

Questioning COVID

Dr. Rashid Buttar’s Social Media and YouTube Channel

Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity

The Highwire with Del Bigtree

Dr. Christiane Northrup

Dr. Sherri Tenpenny

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