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Faith and Elephants

Some things are hard to explain in a way that anyone will believe you, least of all those you’d most want to understand. No, I mean really hard. I’ve been an information junkie my whole life, I’m reasonably intelligent, and I spend a lot of time each day reading and following things as they develop. As a result, I not only know a lot, I am also aware of how much I do not know – I’m aware of my “known unknowns” as it were. So how can I explain to anyone how I can be so certain of Trumps win? I can’t. Continue reading Faith and Elephants

Faith is a funny thing

When I read Friday afternoon (12Dec2020) that the Texas case against the states of GA, PA, MI, and WI got denied at SCOTUS, I had only a very brief, very mild “well, that sort’a sucks. Not what I expected.” They had what sounded like rock solid arguments and undisputed facts, and the SCOTUS is the court of original jurisdiction so they almost have to take it (or so I thought). It had a couple of dozen other states and attorneys general and interested parties joining in with amicus briefs, and even the president said he would “intervene” (in the legal sense, sort of like an amicus, but actually joining as an official litigant). Then *poof* and it’s denied. WTH? But what was odd, and it even struck me as unusual at the time, was that my disappointment was only a few seconds, and very low-key. I mean, Joe Biden taking office as President would be a huge catastrophe, and the normal deadline for the electors voting is getting really close, and I was calm that what had looked like the best shot going a few minutes before had vanished like a morning mist. And I was like “meh. Plot twist.”

Very odd indeed. The phrase ‘Faith is a funny thing’ came into my mind, and I suddenly understood the peace and calm a deeply religious man has in the face of adversity. When you know, absolutely KNOW, that someone smart and good has a plan, a really good plan, a plan that you have seen enough of (even if indirectly) to know it exists, and even though you do not know the details you have total confidence that they are on the case and it will all work out in spite of the plot twists and weird shit you never saw coming, it’ll be OK. It was like reading a book, a thriller, by a really good author, who puts in all sorts of plot twists, Easter eggs, unexpected dead ends, double- and triple-agents, hidden meanings, and cliff-hanger chapters as you cut the action to follow another character. You know it’ll all come together in the end, and you are just excited for being on the ride.

I can see how a deep faith would provide a man with the same sort of calm acceptance. They they don’t need to know what the plan is, just that there is a plan, and the guy calling the shots is good; it’ll all be OK in the end, even if it kind of sucks for you personally along the way, it can be confusing as heck sometimes, and people look at you funny. You do what you can, and even if you don’t know what all others are doing, you know, deep down, that it will all work out in the end. Yeah, the cliff-hanger last chapter is tense, and it looks dark, but…. it’ll all be OK. Maybe you will call me a “conspiracy theorist.” Fine, I can call you a “Complicity Theorist.”

I don’t know if this guy’s testimony about Zuckerburg’s money will make a difference.

I don’t know if Col Waldron’s testimony (starts about about  6:10) will make a difference.

I don’t know if Lou Dobbs revealing four names connected with Smartmatic and Dominion and the CCP will make a difference.

I don’t know if Brandy Vaughan’s death after she came out against one of the vaccines is connected or will make a difference.

I don’t know if WA State candidate Culp’s suit to audit the vote will make a difference.

I don’t know if the extensive reporting on easy hacking of voting machines will mean anything.

I don’t know if the Senate report on Hunter Biden, Burisma, and corruption will make a difference.

I don’t know if Chinese guys bragging about their influence on the US government will make a difference.

I don’t know if WikiLeaks revealing ties between Dominion and Hillary Clinton and John Podesta will make a difference.

I don’t know exactly how Trump will use his 2018 Executive Order authorizing military response to cyber warfare attacks.

I don’t know how this massive leak of CCP members around the world will come into play.

But I know it will all come together with quite the exciting conclusion.

Got popcorn?

Voted

WA does all vote-by-mail. I hate it because of the obvious fraud problem potential, but it is what it is. I dropped off my ballot today. Looking more and more like the rampant Dem fraud will not be anywhere near close enough to overcome his margin of victory.

The 50 Shades of Tinder Trap

It’s popular these days to tell girls and young women “you can have it ALL!”

That is a contemptible lie. They can’t. Nor can men. There are always trade-offs to be made. But when you think you can have it all because you bought into the lie, you make bad choices and become disillusioned or worse when things don’t work out the way you thought they were supposed to. Continue reading The 50 Shades of Tinder Trap

An essay on lies by ALEXANDER SOLZHENITSYN

LIVE NOT BY LIES
ALEXANDER SOLZHENITSYN

… Let us admit it: we have not matured enough to march into the squares and shout the truth out loud or to express aloud what we think. It is not necessary. It’s dangerous. But let us refuse to say what we do not think. This is our path, the easiest and the most accessible one, which allows for our inherent, well-rooted cowardice. And it is much easier (it’s shocking even to say this) than the sort of civil disobedience that Gandhi advocated. Our path is not that of giving conscious support to lies about anything at all. And once we realise where the perimeters of falsehood are (everyone sees them in his own way), our path is to walk away from this gangrenous boundary. If we did not paste together the dead bones and scales of ideology, if we did not sew together rotting rags, we would be astonished how quickly the lies would be rendered helpless and would subside. That which should be naked would then really appear naked before the whole world.

So in our timidity, let us each make a choice: whether to remain consciously a servant of falsehood (of course, it is not out of inclination but to feed one’s family that one raises one’s children in the spirit of lies), or to shrug off the lies and become an honest man worthy of respect from one’s children and contemporaries

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yup. Stand firm, and refuse to say that which you do not believe. Speak the truth and be reviled, then feared.

14th Amendment

Will, this is interesting. Could the 14th Amendment allow the Prez to strip Electoral College from states that are declared in Rebellion, or involved in insurrection, and arrest judges, mayors, governors, etc., who are giving “aid and comfort to the enemy?”

Short Twitter post: https://twitter.com/atvguy/status/1303100276040249344

Related: https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/amendmentxiv

Worth kicking around as a possibility.

Also, on a completely strange (and 2020-level oddness), we also have a Beverly Hills Trump Dance off Antifa Protest Float… Yeah, it make more sense to watch than explain. Continue reading 14th Amendment

A change of pace – Russian Gospel music

I don’t remember how I first fell into the first of the Youtube videos, but then I kept clicking… (oh, and if you’ve not been checking the Plague Page, I’ve been updating it most days). Anyway, evn if you don’t understand Russian, the production values are outstanding, the scenery gorgeous, the tunes are catchy, and nary an overweight, tat-covered twerker to be found. I suspect this guy might be a name to follow in coming years within the gospel music arena, and possibly movie soundtrack area as well.

Continue reading A change of pace – Russian Gospel music

A legal question of orthodoxy

Within the case West Virginia Board of Education v. Barnette, there is the following passage:

If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein.

If I’m reading this correctly, that means that any school district or other government institution that requires you to sign or write a commitment to “diversity” is violating the law. Any legal-beagles out there who can confirm or reject my understanding? It would seem that so many school districts say this, and they to do otherwise would be “against their values,” but then they turn around and say preaching values would be unconstitutional, so you can’t push your biblical interpretation of anything. So… if the WVBoE case is right, then…. they can’t discriminate against you if you think one of their “values” is bull. could that make the basis of a class action lawsuit?