Current Times, End Times, Better Times – A Way Ahead
Updated: March 29, 2022
By Tim J. Clark
“Republics decline into democracies and democracies
degenerate into despotisms.” – Aristotle
Union Down U.S. Flag. According to the U.S. Flag Code, “The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.” This post introduces the case that the U.S. is in “extreme danger to life and property.”
U.S. Flag and a Way Ahead for Brown County and America. An assessment of the state of America provided in a 2021 Open Letter from over 122 Retired Generals and Admirals: concluded that: “Our Nation is in deep peril. We are in a fight for our survival as a Constitutional Republic like no other time since our founding in 1776. The conflict is between supporters of Socialism and Marxism vs. supporters of Constitutional freedom and liberty.”
The Pursuit of Power
Humankind is imperfect. Individuals have always sought power, and power always corrupts. Power may be more addicting than drugs. The centralization of power within a political system has never ended well. The U.S. founding fathers designed a system of government to provide the needed checks and balances on power, and challenges to the Constitution continued after it was signed. The erosion of these checks and balances has contributed to the political and cultural divide within America.
This post supports a secular and nonsecular approach to improvement that aligns with traditionally defined liberal and conservative values in the context of a Christian worldview. Traditionally defined liberals and conservatives support a love of their country and the Constitution including our origins, history, and mission. They have represented the political middle, but there may not be much of a “middle” these days. Braver Angels is one group working to “bridge the partisan divide and strengthen our democratic republic.” For more information on the left-vs-right divide, here are three short articles by Dennis Prager that discuss the issue:
I spoke at the Southern Indiana Worldwide Freedom Rally that took place in Brown County, Indiana, on November 20, 2021. My speech, linked here, received the expected ad hominem attacks as opposed to counterarguments from a few of my acquaintances with a more leftist perspective. A previous post on this topic provides some context: A Left Right Divide within Brown County, Indiana
Complex and Controversial Issues and Topics
My speech at the rally incorporated both a conservative and a biblical worldview. And, of course, there was disagreement, opposite and opposing positions and philosophies. Note: Taking action to improve a process to achieve a more ideal outcome has a 100% success rate if you learn something new. But, it takes effort, time, patience, and commitment to work through the repeated cycles of a Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) cycle. An example of an outline of a process that can be applied (and improved) to help work through the challenging issues can be read in this post: Quality-Technology-and-Abortion-Issue.
“The only fear that helps the world is the fear of God. But many prelates are instead paralyzed by fear of a virus.” – Freedom Rallies epitomize the modernist dream – so where are the Bishops?
“The speakers, organizers, and people who showed up took huge risks in order to salvage what is left of the Founders’ vision. They deserve every credit for this. Bless them.” – The DC Rally and the Rise of the Resistance
Good advice about stocking up, having some cash, and having paper (hard copy) documentation for information including bank and IRA accounts, etc. was given during the Sunday service on November 21, 2021, by Pastor Tim Conboy of New Life Community Church in Brown County, IN: Presentation (starts around 57:48) on the topics of The Great Reset and End Times.
Pastor Conboy’s presentation on Globalism, The Great Reset, and Biblical Principals provides more background on the threat from globalists represented by the World Economic Forum. Significant among these is “cyber-COVID.” A follow-up on the topic regarding the digital equivalent of COVID includes a “fictional” (worst-case) scenario for possible effects. Cyberwarfare is likely more of an option than EMP or Nuclear.
In his November 29, 2021 Sunday sermon, Crucifying Christ Again: Is The Apocalypse Now? Father John Echert draws an analogy between what’s going on globally today to what was happening inside the walls of Jerusalem in 70 AD. That was AN apocalypse. Is this THE apocalypse now? Looking at the signs of the times, Father argues that at the very least, the mystical body of Christ is entering into another passion very similar to that which Jesus Christ suffered 2000 years ago. What should we do? Well, here’s a hint: Of the estimated million people who were slaughtered by the Romans in 70 AD, not one Christian perished. Why? Well, that’s the point of this Sunday sermon. (Reference: Remnant Newspaper/TV)
Michael Matt, editor of Remnant Newspaper (Catholic), gave a lecture at the 2021 Roman Forum, “Band of Brothers: The Remnant and Other Warriors of the Movement.” He covers the history of the split in the church between the traditional Catholics (counter-revolution – the tip of the spear) characterized by those that continue to support the Latin Mass and pre-Vatican II traditions and the New Mass and Church created from Vatican II. The Pope supports The Great Reset, Covid Policies (Plandemic) and a Global World Order. Archbishop Viganò (a traditionalist—more references below) is one of the more outspoken members of the clergy opposing the Pope and his leadership.
In December 2021, Norman Podhoretz published an opinion piece on the Spiritual War for America in the Wall Street Journal. He stated, “It’s a war, in my view. Many people are reluctant to see it in those terms. I mean, people say it’s a lot like 1858 and so on, but I don’t see it as a prelude to a civil war and 600,000 Americans dead. That’s not my meaning. But spiritually it’s a war.” Mr. Podhoretz keeps returning to the theme of war, a war made necessary, in his view, by the anti-Americanism of the political left. Is the hatred of America worse than it used to be? “Unquestionably,” he says. “This ‘woke’ business—Critical Race Theory, Black Lives Matter, all of it—is just pure anti-American hatred…We’re in a war, and it’s a war to the death. Now they actually admit it.”
Michael Anton wrote on Blue America’s Messaging Problem. He summed up their message: “We must rule you, punitively, forever—and if you so much as complain, you are literally Hitler. All shall love me and despair…That is Blue America’s message to Red. Whether or not it can succeed, and for how long, are the core political questions of our time.”
The Democrats’ exploitation of Jan. 6 gives away their game. Ben Shapiro suggests we call Jan. 6 for what it was: “an ugly but not pivotal moment in American history.” He goes on to say, “January 6 , to opportunistic Democrats, is the all-purpose excuse to use the entire weight of their party to push for a radical revision of Senate rules and federal elections. Bob Unruh reported that an analysis by Real Clear Investigations found BLM riots caused 1,300 times as much damage as Jan. 6 violence, but there’s been “no comparable scrutiny.” Updated: Capitol-BLM Riots Side-by-Side Comparison (Real Clear Politics)
“Every Day Is Hunt Down Conservatives Day Now.” – New York Times telegraphs the left’s intent to use the January 6 anniversary to repress conservatives
Dick Cheney reappeared in the House of Representatives on the anniversary of January 6th, where the day was repeatedly described as a “coup” or an “insurrection” (instead of something closer to the American version of a soccer riot). Matt Taibbi’s article, A Tale of Two Authoritarians, says his reappearance helped identify the true villain on the scene.
A quote from Finding real hope in a world gone mad. The one and only thing that can stop the Marxist revolution currently engulfing America: “Everything good about America,” said bestselling author and longtime Whistleblower Editor David Kupelian, “its Judeo-Christian culture, its Constitution, its exceptional level of personal liberty, Americans’ unique magnanimity and generosity, even their willingness to sacrifice their own lives and substance for the sake of others – are direct emanations of the Christian faith of its founding generation and the largely Christian citizenry and culture that have prevailed up until the current era.”
Selwyn Duke compared the egos of Trump and Obama in God and Ego: Trump vs. Obama. Duke first shares a snippet of what Trump said while speaking at Dallas’s First Baptist Church in December 2021: “Our country has a Savior. And it’s not me …Remember that Jesus Christ is the ultimate source of our strength and our hope.” And then he compares that to an Obama interview in the Chicago Sun-Times during his 2004 Senate run: “While running for the U.S. Senate from Illinois in 2004, Obama was interviewed by Chicago Sun-Times religion reporter Cathleen Falsani, and what he revealed was striking, indeed. Obama spouted boilerplate leftist philoso-babble for much of the interview. One interesting point, however, was when Falsani asked him, ‘What is sin?’ Obama’s answer? ‘Being out of alignment with my values,’ he said.”
“Our Nation is in deep peril. We are in a fight for our survival as a Constitutional Republic like no other time since our founding in 1776. The conflict is between supporters of Socialism and Marxism vs. supporters of Constitutional freedom and liberty.” – Open Letter from Retired Generals and Admirals (May 2021)
America is under unprecedented attack. Challenges include a more pervasive belief that man and a larger, more tyrannical and controlling government inspired by Marxist philosophies and led by globalist elites will lead to man’s version of utopia. History, however, indicates that this “utopia” is hell on earth. The elites believe the failures and mistakes of past efforts by the elites of those times can be avoided through their unique brand of leadership in support of their vision of utopia. And, within any group of elites, there are always a few that work to further consolidate power under their leadership.
“Marx’s socialist theories are all based on a fundamental belief in the existence of God, but a hatred and opposition to everything God has taught.” – Pastor: Do Champions of Socialism Realize That Karl Marx Held a Deep Belief in God?
Biblical prophecy identifies that humans are not basically good. We are all sinners (imperfect). Another insight is that some humans will continually seek to gain, centralize, and abuse power. In a political context, this eventually leads to a “one-world” (global) government that the antichrist will control, followed by Armageddon. Armageddon is the final battle between good and evil. As prophesized, Jesus Christ will return and defeat evil. He establishes peace on earth for one thousand years and then for eternity. “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” – Mathew 13:32, NIV
The United States is a secular country whose design was influenced by Judeo-Christian principles. Our founders, many of whom were Christians, understood the Bible, lessons from history, and insight into human nature. The Constitution includes built-in checks and balances on power. The Bill of (Human) Rights empowers “We the People” [top management] to work together in pursuit of “a more perfect Union.” This requires that changes result in outcomes where everyone benefits (more needs are met), or at least, are not any worse off in the long term. This is in contrast to our current situation where actions motivated by hate and contempt are taken to divide, weaken, destroy, and transform the country.
Socialism: The worst bad idea in history – A wake-up call for young people enamored with leftism
Regarding the term “perfect,” in the Christian context, only God is perfect; man is imperfect and expected to improve. Jesus Christ is the standard of perfection. These facts align with the principles of continuous improvement and quality management. Reducing variation from the ideal (more perfect) leads to more needs being met and less harm on people when needs are not met. Additional information can be found here: Success through Quality.
Challenges to the Constitution continued after it was signed into law. These challenges contributed to Benjamin Franklin’s response to a group of citizens asking what sort of government the delegates had created. His reply: “A republic, if you can keep it.”
Have We “Kept It?”
The checks and balances on power have been slowly eroded to the extent the U.S. may now be functioning more as an oligarchy than a republic. Key findings from a study referenced at Represent.US concluded the following:
“… data from nearly 2000 public opinion surveys … compared what the public wanted to what the government actually did. What they found was extremely unsettling: The opinions of 90% of Americans have essentially no impact at all.”
This erosion of the checks and balances on power manifests in the harm caused today by the leftist strategies and policies pursued by the current administration and its allies.
The Constitution and Bill of Rights are our last line of defense and provide citizens the power to fight back against the policies of the Leftists and to mitigate their destructive effects. We can work together within our local community to work through these turbulent and chaotic times while strengthening our republic. Eventually, there will be a transition to The Better Times – the banishment of evil and peace on earth—in other words, THE GREATEST RESET.
“Political tags – such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal,
conservative, and so forth – are never basic criteria. The human race divides
politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have
no such desire.” – Robert A. Heinlein, The Notebooks of Lazarus Long
The Global Threat from the Elites: World Economic Forum (WEF)
The Great Reset and Build Back Better
Klaus Schwab’s vision of a post-COVID world, and how the economy can work with nature – The Great Reset podcast
“Covid-19 was a known and anticipated risk. So, too, is the digital equivalent.” – What the COVID-19 pandemic teaches us about cybersecurity – and how to prepare for the inevitable global cyberattack
Three Scenarios – Action, Reaction, Counteraction
“Freedom is a fragile thing and it’s never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by way of inheritance: it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people.” –Ronald Reagan
Scenarios are a good way to provide a context to help understand the conflicts associated with current events, including the political and cultural divides. Projections of what might happen in the future include current actions and reactions to these events, leading to counteractions.
As stated earlier, traditionally defined liberals and conservatives support a love of their country and the Constitution to include our origins, history, and mission. They have been considered as representing the political center. The aim of this post is to support the application of principles, methods, and actions that can result in outcomes where everyone can benefit, or at least, are not any worse off in the long term.
“What happens when the common ground of core values is lost?” –America’s future after the political center’s disappearance.
In contrast to policies that unite (E Pluribus Unum), national policies ceding more power and control to the government to include unjustified mandates are destructive and divisive, and they negatively affect all Americans and liberty-loving people worldwide.
Actions – Biden Administration
This includes leftist policies including “Build Back Better” that align with The Great Reset. This scenario reflects the desire for an expansion and centralization of government control (more power in the hands of the few) in all aspects of life with the belief that the leftist vision of utopia is best for America. These policies are like a virus that is deliberately aimed to weaken and destroy the country. Klaus Schwab’s The Great Reset outlines the globalist, elitist, and deep state positions as opposed to national interests.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi thinks America is just so very, very lucky in these trying times. The House speaker, contrary to most public opinion polls, heaped praise upon President Biden and his job performance, even saying the President is “just perfect.”
In November, Global leaders including President Biden, European Commission President Von Der Leyen, and UK Prime Minister Johnson announced their commitment to addressing the climate crisis through infrastructure development. They discussed how the Build Back Better, World Global Gateway, and Clean Green Initiatives will jumpstart investments, sharpen focus, and mobilize resources to meet critical infrastructure needs to support economic growth, while ensuring that this infrastructure is clean, resilient, and consistent with a net-zero future.
In June, 2021, the Biden administration released the first-ever National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism to address this challenge to America’s national security and improve the federal government’s response. A 100-day comprehensive review completed as directed by President Biden found “the two most lethal elements of today’s domestic terrorism threat are (1) racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists who advocate for the superiority of the white race and (2) anti-government or anti-authority violent extremists, such as militia violent extremists.
Democrats have been indulging in the ultimate gaslighting over the last couple years by painting ordinary law-abiding citizens as domestic terrorists. If you burn down a community in the name of George Floyd, you’re celebrated. If you speak at school board meetings, you’re a domestic terrorist. – Revealed: The REAL insurrection transforming U.S. into darkness, Branding normal Americans as ‘terrorists,’ Democrats pursue total revolution
Michael Yon and Masako Ganaha discuss Globalist Mass Disorder with Jason Morgan (Remnant Columnist) in The Weaponization of Human Beings: “What’s clear is that the United States is being invaded. Globalists in Washington, DC, are working with globalists elsewhere in the world to invade America. Human beings are being weaponized for globalist and also for American political ends...There is no truth without context. Right now, the contextualized truth is that the United States and much of the rest of the world is under sustained, planned attack by globalists.”
Reaction – Populist (Republican/Political Middle) Counteraction
This includes working to gain control of Congress in 2022 and 2024 and the Presidency in 2024. A priority is to work to ensure election integrity and counter the attacks on America by the Leftists. The expectation is to reverse the push toward socialism and restore the Constitutional Republic and the rule of law. Given the political and cultural differences, this will unlikely bridge the divides in the country and may increase them. What is needed is an optimal and comprehensive strategy that can be successfully applied locally as well as nationally and globally. The Brown County Leader Network provides examples of a strategy, methods, and tools for supporting improvement.
Victor Davis Hanson: Please — stop the coup porn An op-ed in response to a Washington Post op-ed in which three retired generals warn of supposed impending coup should Trump be elected again in 2024.
“The American people are telling the Big Government Socialists, ‘No, this is not the future we want.'” – Newt Gingrich: What GOP victories in Virginia and beyond tell us about the future
Election Cycles – Change Without Improvement?
“First, modern American elections are about change. In 2008 we got Barack Obama. In 2010 we got a huge backlash to Obama in the midterms. In 2012 we got backlash to the backlash, and Obama won again easily. In 2014, we saw Democrats get creamed again. In 2016, after eight years of Obama, we got the ultimate change: Donald J. Trump. In 2018 we had a midterms backlash to Trump. In 2020 we got a second backlash to Trump with Joe Biden. And so in 2021 and 2022. What would you guess is going to happen?” Isaac Saul, Tangle
Former Trump campaign manager and chief strategist Steve Bannon discussed preparing to select four thousand new hires and political appointees with Trump loyalists and political appointees to make and sustain needed changes: Media Meltdown After Steve Bannon Again Calls for Army of GOP Operatives to Overhaul Government (Video)
Counteraction – Christian Worldview and The Great Reset
Biblical prophecy indicates the emergence of a one-world (global) government that is controlled by the antichrist. Israel is at the center of Armageddon. After a period of turmoil and tribulations, Jesus Christ restores order and establishes peace on earth for a thousand years and then for eternity, e.g., The Better Times. Individuals who choose to embrace the Christian faith gain eternal life. “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:16, NIV)
The transition to a one-world (global) government is not expected to be an easy transition.
“Then he said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.” (Luke 21:10-11)
The United States is not inferred in Revelations as coming to the aid of Israel in the final battle, which begs the question, what happens to and in America? Further questions: How does the world and the United States transition to this one-world (global) government? What would be the indicators?
The End Times and The Great Reset
“Modern history is the dialogue between two men: one who believes in God,and another who believes he is a god.” – Nicolás Gómez Dávila
Christian faith includes the belief that actions motivated by love will result in outcomes where everyone benefits or at least, or not any worse off in the long term. The End Times will lead to The Better Times.
Does the Bible prophesy a one-world government and a one-world currency in the end times? The Bible does not use the phrase “one-world government” or “one-world currency” in referring to the End Times. It does, however, provide ample evidence to enable us to draw the conclusion that both will exist under the rule of the Antichrist in the last days.” (Reference: GotQuestions.org)
“Love never fails.” – 1 Corinthians 13:8, NIV
Anti-God – Satanic
Marxist principles serve as the foundation for political policies and systems, including progressivism, socialism, and communism. A core belief is that man, not God, can create a moral standard and a utopia on Earth. “Cultural Marxism views primary human identity in terms of opposing oppressor/oppressed groups along the axes of race, class, sexuality, gender, etc., granting special knowledge found only in the ‘lived experience’ of the oppressed.” These beliefs and resulting actions have never worked and contributed to millions of deaths. Marx was raised in a Christian home but later abandoned God and associated with Satan. Marx declared: “I long to take vengeance on the One Who rules from above … We make war against all prevailing ideas of religion, of the state, of country, of patriotism.”
Saul Alinsky’s book, Rules for Radicals has been referred as the bible of the progressives. Alinsky references the contributions of Lucifer. Lucifer was one of God’s angels who chose evil and became Satan. “Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins—or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom.” — Lucifer.
Rules for Radicals inspired the development of the Cloward-Piven Strategy which aims to overload the public welfare system that creates a crisis. The crisis expected to lead to support for universal basic income.
“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”
(2 Corinthians 3:17, NIV)
Klaus Schwab’s The Great Reset outlines the globalist, elitist, and deep state positions for controlling the world as opposed to national interests.
John Hopkins University and the Bill and Melissa Gates Foundation hosted a A Global Pandemic Exercise in October 2019.
“COVID-19 has accelerated our transition into the age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. We have to make sure that the new technologies in the digital, biological and physical world remain human-centred and serve society as a whole, providing everyone with fair access” – The Great Reset: A Unique Twin Summit to Begin 2021
COVID-19: The Great Reset can be purchased on Amazon in paperback. It’s a guide for anyone who wants to understand how COVID-19 disrupted our social and economic systems, and what changes will be needed to create a more inclusive, resilient and sustainable world going forward.
“What they mean by The Great Reset is exactly what they warned that Agenda 21 was all about – the reorganization of human society. That means a massive change, or the outright elimination, of our economy, income sources and jobs, private property, personal privacy, individual choice, families as we know them, information sources, communication, entertainment, energy source and use, education process, food source, housing, cities, farms, health care, national sovereignty, and our system of government. And the goal is to accomplish it all by 2030. Now, how could that be possible?” – What the great reset will really do to you
WORLD VACCINATION: Michael Matt on the Kennedy Connection. This video also contains a preview of Robert F. Kennedy’s book The Real Anthony Fauci which “details how Fauci, Gates, and their cohorts use their control of media outlets, scientific journals, key government and quasi-governmental agencies, global intelligence agencies, and influential scientists and physicians to flood the public with fearful propaganda about COVID-19 virulence and pathogenesis, and to muzzle debate and ruthlessly censor dissent.”
The Better Policies for Covid?
The Great Barrington Declaration recommends “Focused protection” for those at most risk. It supported the development of policies in Florida and Sweden—no mandates or shutdowns—and provides available treatments to the vaccinated and unvaccinated.
Yale epidemiologist Dr. Harvey Risch argues COVID-19 is a Pandemic of Fear ‘Manufactured’ by Authorities. He states, “By and large, it’s been a very selected pandemic, and predictable. It was very distinguished between young versus old, healthy versus chronic disease people. So we quickly learned who was at risk for the pandemic and who wasn’t…However, the fear was manufactured for everybody. And that’s what’s characterized the whole pandemic is that degree of fear and people’s response to the fear.” Risch also shared data on the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine, Ivermectin, and other therapeutics used to treat COVID-19. He has authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications and has served on the board of editors for the American Journal of Epidemiology.
Adversaries – Global vs National Interests and Sovereignty
adversary: “Someone who offers opposition”
“We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”
– Barack Obama in Columbia, Missouri on October 30, 2008.
Adversaries representing opposing positions and policies include the following: The global elites including some American billionaires, politicians, academia, and government officials who support The Great Reset; the “woke” corporations and their CEOs who embrace globalist vs. nationalist interests; big tech, big pharma, and the leftist legacy media; the Biden administration and its officials who are executing the Marxist-based progressive policies envisioned by the Obama administration to support their aim of “transforming America” to a socialist state managed by the “elite”; The political and administrative deep state—Rinos and Dinos; and the naive, apathetic, and disinterested Americans who do not recognize the scope and effect of the fundamental changes supported through executive orders, legislation, and regulations.
Strategy and Tactics?
This includes actions by any individual and group (government and non-government) that weaken the country. The intent is to facilitate submission to a socialist government and rule by the elites. In the interim, weakness makes us vulnerable to attacks by our foreign adversaries, such as China and Russia.
Are China and Russia Already at War With Us?
When reading and learning more about the “state of America” via the media, social media platforms, et al., the volume and variety of attacks on America can be perceived as being overwhelming. This is the intent where it is hoped citizens will give up and accept their fate.
The left is addicted to projection—the psycho-political syndrome of attributing all of one’s own sins to one’s opponents. Why The Left Always Projects
Jason Whitlock argues the corporate media outlets are using racial division to fertilize a revolution financed by billionaire elitists as a means of dismantling America as we know it: The pursuit of ‘racial justice’ camouflages the revolution of American corporate media support
Attacks on our strengths can be categorized into areas that include Constitutional, Diplomatic, Political, Military, National Security, Domestic Tranquility and Security, Economic, Social, Information, Environment, Communications, Infrastructure, Legal, Education, Culture, Energy, Illegal Immigration, Health, Food, and Religion.
Quality-driven and Christian-supported changes are intended to lead to outcomes where everyone (all stakeholders) benefit or at least are not any worse off in the long term. In contrast, Leftist policies have resulted in: increased Illegal immigration, unsecured borders, increasing crime, increased spending and debt, increasing inflation including higher energy and food prices, wokeism, de-platforming, canceling, censorship, reductions in small businesses (the lifeblood our economy), suppression of information by Big Tech, election integrity, Afghanistan, identify politics (social justice, Critical Race Theory), tyrannical COVID-19 policies and mandates, weaker military and national security, green new deals, attack on history and culture, and overall, a greater division and polarity within America. Divide and conquer has usually been a successful strategy.
The U.S. military uses a variety of tools, such as ASCOPE/PMESII to help organize and assess external threats and vulnerabilities. The same tools can be used to assess internal challenges. There are also a variety of methods and tools used within the quality profession to help assess, identify and prioritize improvement opportunities that will achieve the best results with the least amount of resources.
Florida governor Ron DeSantis summarized our current situation and offered strategies for meeting the challenges in a speech delivered at the Claremont Institute Gala in 2021. The American Mind published excerpts of the speech, which can be found here: Opposing Tyranny. DeSantis spoke of Dwight Eisenhower’s warning about the increasing prevalence of scientific research intermingling with government money and reminded listeners that “the job of a statesman is not to allow policy to be held captive by one faction of society, but to harmonize all the competing interests and to make sure that you’re leading on behalf of the entire country, or, in [his] case, entire state.”
DeSantis has also made his position clear regarding Critical Race Theory and “cultural Marxism,” vowing that Florida will not tolerate the left’s pursuit of wokeness. Florida’s COVID-19 policies were guided by the Great Barrington Declaration.
“The philosophy of the schoolroom in one generation will
become the philosophy of the government in the next.” – Abraham Lincoln
Vaccines, Mandates, Shutdowns – The Great Reset
COVID-19 is being leveraged to support the structural changes in our culture that will undermine individual rights as guaranteed by the Constitution and Bill of Rights. The lack of trust and transparency on vaccine efficacy, censorship on successful treatments with available drugs, undermining adverse effects, and discounting the value of natural immunity has led to charges by physicians that COVID-19 policies represent potential crimes against humanity. The lack of action and follow-up on cases and indicators available through VAERS reinforces the allegations that crimes may be being committed.
“The evidence is in. Governors, journalists, scientists, university presidents, hospital administrators, and business leaders can continue to follow Dr. Anthony Fauci or open their eyes. After 700,000-plus COVID deaths and the devastating effects of lockdowns, it is time to return to basic principles of public health.” – How Fauci Fooled America
Dr. Peter McCullough was among the first doctors to immediately and successfully treat COVID-19 patients with available drugs and prevent hospitalizations. For his efforts, he has been censored and canceled. In this presentation, Dr. McCullough reinforces the case that the vaccines and mandates are not so much about health but power and control. In his presentation, McCullough endorses the book COVID-19 and the Global-Predators: We Are the Prey which supports the argument that global and national COVID-19 policies are part of a larger plan in support of The Great Reset.
A theory regarding the depopulation aspect of the “plandemic” in support of a great reset is discussed in the article Why are they Killing us?, posted at The Buring Platform, Jan 26, 2022. The article includes strategies for countering the attacks with the conclusion referencing Romans 8:31, NIV: “What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”
In a speech delivered virtually to the Congress of Catholics and Public Life in Madrid, the archbishop of Los Angeles argued America’s new political religions like ‘social justice,’ ‘wokeness,’ ‘identity politics’ and ‘intersectionality’ have come to “fill the space that Christian belief and practice once occupied.” – Top Catholic bishop calls wokeness and identity politics’ pseudo-religions’. He said, “An elite leadership class has risen in our countries that have little interest in religion and no real attachments to the nations they live in or to local traditions or cultures …”
Counter Actions and Mitigation Strategies
“You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed.
These things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation,
and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places…All these are the beginning of birth pains.” (Mark 13:1–8; Luke 21:5–9)
Archbishop Viganò delivers a message for Truth for Health Foundation in which he reinforces what is currently happening (and prophesized in the Bible), including the harm caused by The Great Reset, the vaccines, and mandates. He also reinforces our responsibility for noncompliance (fighting the mandates and abuse of power) and the role of preparation and prayer to help us get through the coming hard times. Dr. McCullough’s presentation (mentioned earlier) also references the strategy for controlling populations through IDs/passports and health care.
In a stunning letter on the vaccine program penned by Viganò, the archbishop slams the Pope for promoting jabs that contain material from aborted fetuses (Note: other sources have stated that abortion-derived cell lines have been used in testing for some vaccines. See also Thomas More Society). He shared other concerns regarding COVID-19 treatment as well, such as drug treatments that have been proven effective without the risk of a vaccine and a concern for serious side effects possible with the experimental vaccine. Further, Viganò also questions the use of the term “vaccine” when it has been proven ineffective in preventing and transmitting the disease, and expresses his fury at other members of the clergy and Pope Francis for facilitating a “crime against humanity” and “satanic action against God.”
In an interview with Larry Tomczak, author Dr. Michael Brown talks about a nation “on the threshold of a major collapse.” Dr. Brown says that the answer to the question “Is revival exploding across America?” is both “yes and no” to be precise and respond in integrity. Revival is not sweeping across America in this time of national crisis, but we are experiencing places where the “holy fire” of God is falling.
A great collapse this winter? President Biden warned that 2021/22 would include at “dark winter” in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Scott Lively says rebuilding a healthy church network is the best way to get through it.
A Way Ahead – Action Plan
…and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. (2 Corinthians, 3:17, KJV)
“Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.” – George Washington’s farewell address
Actions can include
- push-backs, protests, freedom rallies, noncompliance with mandates, legislative action, lawsuits, voting, information, and networking.
- Develop and implement a Community Quality Strategy involving leaders from all stakeholder groups
- Support the local community of Christians and sharing the Gospel.
- Prepare for the hard times that could occur in local communities to ensure continued access to food, water, energy, communication, sanitation, medicine, security.
- Get political. Support and vote for Christian-based policies guided by the Bible and The Constitution.
- Christian-based change principle: Changes motivated by love (first, do no harm) will lead to outcomes where everyone can benefit, or at least, are not any worse off in the long term.
- A monopoly on political power is never a good thing. Transparency and performance plans help to mitigate the tendency for elected and appointed officials to make decision that support the few at the expense of the many.
- Support the application of the quality improvement principles, methods, and tools that can help ensure that changes will result in improvement.
- The Brown County Leader Network (BCLN) supports a secular and nonsecular approach to improvement. This includes supporting assessments, decision-making, strategic planning and execution, and the application of quality improvement methods and tools.
- One application could be support for churches interested in sharing the Gospel throughout the community — see Share the good news above.
Additional and Supporting Information
“To win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill.
To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.” – Sun Tzu, The Art of War
A timeline of events:
- September–November 2019: Issues at Wuhan Lab. Air handling equipment installed, database taken off-line, air incinerator requested in December.
- October 2019: World Military Games are held in Wuhan, China. Ten thousand athletes from 100 countries attend. Wuhan streets are vacant of citizens.
- December 2019: COVID-19 cases appear in China. In late December, the coverup begins. On December 31, China reports problems to WHO. China falsely reports no human-to-human transmission. The pandemic begins.
Censorship and Coverup:
- US funds gain of function (man-made virus)
- Govt owns patents yet pays full price for vaccines.
Other Suggested Reading:
American Marxism by Mark R. Levin
Success Through Quality by Tim Clark
America is an experiment in self-government under God. Our founders designed the foundation of this country so that we would be a self-governing people. Self-government under God leads to greater freedom, and the converse is also true: bigger government under Man constricts our freedom. – The American Experiment: Will self-government survive?
“Americans across the land are awakening to realize the urgency of the hour and destiny for the church in this, the anticipated ‘evil day.’ It really is time for a second American Revolution/Civil War!” – Has the 2nd American Revolution already begun?
“The rise of censorship, the rise of the suppression of religious freedoms, of property rights, closing a million businesses without just compensation or due process, the abolition of jury trials, which are guaranteed by the Sixth and Seventh Amendment for any vaccine company that hurts you, all of these — and the rise of a kind of track-and-trace surveillance state has been troubling to people, both Democrats and Republicans” – RFK Jr tells Carlson all of Bill of Rights violated during the pandemic except 2nd ammendment
What will be the effects after more than half the country loses faith in the pillars of American civilization? Losing Confidence in the Pillars of Our Civilization
“At least twice in U.S. history, big political shakeups occurred in midterm elections that served as endpoints to periods of crisis, privation, and extraordinary government expansion and regimentation.” – Will 2022 Midterms Be the Next Great Crisis Backlash?
Victor Davis Hanson makes some interesting points in Third-Worldizing America:
“Third-Worldization reflects the asymmetry of law enforcement. Ideology and money, not the law, adjudicate who gets arrested and tried, and who does not. There were 120 days of continuous looting, arson, and lethal violence during the summer of 2020. Rioters burned courthouses, police precincts, and an iconic church. And there was also a frightening riot on January 6, when a mob entered Washington D.C.’s Capitol and damaged federal property. Of those arrested during the violence [of Jan 6], many have been held in solitary confinement or under harsh jail conditions. That one-day riot is currently the subject of a congressional investigation. Some of those arrested are still…awaiting trial. The convicted are facing long prison sentences. In contrast, some 14,000 were arrested in the longer and more violent rioting of 2020. Most were released without bail. The majority had their charges dropped. Very few are still being held awaiting capital charges. A common denominator to recent controversies at the Justice Department, CIA, FBI, and Pentagon is that all these agencies under dubious pretexts have investigated American citizens with little or no justification – after demonizing their targets as ‘treasonous,’ ‘domestic terrorists,’ ‘white supremacists,’ or ‘racists.’
“Studies suggest mass formation follows a general distribution: 30% are brainwashed, hypnotized, indoctrinated by the group narrative. 40% in the middle are persuadable and may follow if no worthy alternative is perceived. 30% fight against the narrative.” Dr. Robert Malone explains the phenomenon in Mass Formation Psychosis.
Brent Smith spotlights other nations without a Bill of Rights succumbing to “Covidstan” – The Founding Fathers save us again!
We are living amidst a Cold Civil War. This is a war not over the size of government or taxes, but over the American way of life. Winning this war requires fundamental understandings. For starters, you must understand that you are, in fact, in a war.” –Defending The American Way Of Life During A Cold Civil War (Video)
In March 2020, Dr. Zelenko’s team was one of the first in the country to successfully treat thousands of Covid-19 patients in the prehospital setting. Dr. Zelenko developed his now famous Zelenko Protocol, which has saved countless lives worldwide with an estimated 99% survival of high risk Covid-19 patients.– Re-Awaken American – Dr. Zelenko
Michael Lind theorizes that American progressives are becoming more like those in the French Jacobin tradition, but qualifies his thesis to include saying so would be an insult to the French: How American Progressives Became French Jacobins
“Woke” America is turnout our country into a totalitarian police state: Rittenhouse, Smollett, and the Big Lie Eating Away at America