Saturday, May 25, 2024
People gather during an anti-vaccine demonstration, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Central Park, New York City, U.S., July 24, 2021. REUTERS/David ‘Dee’ Delgado

The Potential Catch-22 of Rejecting Fear and the Woke Establishment

A catch-22, to simply quote Wikipedia, is a paradoxical situation from which an individual cannot escape because of contradictory rules or limitations. The term was coined by Joseph Heller, who used it in his 1961 novel Catch-22.

Such a “catch” may develop this year 2024 as we rumble toward election time.

A catch-22, to simply quote Wikipedia, is a paradoxical situation from which an individual cannot escape because of contradictory rules or limitations. The term was coined by Joseph Heller, who used it in his 1961 novel Catch-22.

Such a “catch” may develop this year 2024 as we rumble toward election time.

I agree with him. And therein lies a building moment for today’s discussion.

If you’ve read my work, you know I have taken great lengths to warn against more than just the vaccine. At the heart of that superficial warning is a caution against government- and celebrity-induced fear, which removes us from the shelter of Almighty God and makes us subject to man. This is perhaps the umbrella reason why I resist Francis as a Traditional Latin Catholic–if you search through the years his decrees you will find an overemphasis on a human-focused unity and brotherhood.

Not on the triune God.

We saw that just a few weeks ago when, throwing years of contrarian evidence to the wind, Francis claimed that a person’s abortion-tainted jab refusal is an “almost suicidal act of denial.” I digress, but understand that for a practicing Roman Catholic–even for one who practices the pre-1955 way–to resist (or even reject?) the pope is not a very easy thing to do, because we see him as the apostolic successor of Peter in Scripture. All of this, therefore, is coming from what I am hoping is a good place, whether in the end any of it proves in some way wrong. I know my soul and eternity is on the line, which is far more important than my physical health, so the notion of fear can be a tricky, multidimensional thing.

Because let’s face it–fear is sometimes just the blanket word used for self-preservation, a good quality with which all human beings are born.

The New Plandemic, A True Pandemic, Or Neither?

If you follow any form of alternative news, you know that the airwaves have been littered with new potential viral threats, a fact that has been repeating itself for a long time but has become pregnant with attention since 2020 and Covid. This ongoing string of news stories has essentially divided the country and the world into the two camps I alluded to above. Now that 2024 has rolled around and the latest expectation of an election steal is making its rounds among typically anti-establishment, anti-jab people, the mental entrenchment is even stronger. The stage is largely set and most people aren’t budging. But while I have made it clear what side of this fence I’m on, there is still a valid question all people like myself must ask–

What if the globalist elites release a true killer virus, a legitimate pandemic, on the world?

In this case, the obvious danger I and anyone who thinks like me would be in is not to trust the recommended treatment for said pandemic. It seems certain that the first run with this–Covid-19 and the jab–were a setup for things to come. What “things” that means remains to be seen. This could very well turn into more of a cognitive conundrum than a health issue. In this hypothetical scenario, the vaxxers who have either double- and triple-downed on their beliefs, regardless of the facts, would find false but very loud validation in this new wave. It would be beyond frustrating to hear them tout their self-perceived, history revising rightness, even though all the evidence from 2020-2024 will have indicated otherwise.

Of course even they, gladly rolling up their sleeves for the latest miraculous promise of protection, may very well be injecting themselves with the true killer serum so many had been warning about in the first place.

In other words, so many other factors, like personal vain pride–for both tribes–would be cast into the cognitive mix.

Let’s take a look at the latest possible p(l)andemic being floated about at the moment:

As always with an X post, some of the best material can be found in the comments. It is similar to the rabbit hole, link-based approach I usually take in my own articles.

As I wrote in a post yesterday, the globalists are not more powerful than a worldwide movement of God-fearing and -loving human beings who are brought to the precipice where their freedom to worship is seriously threatened. That precipice may very well be an event not unlike the early martyrdom of the first Christians when so many were willing to die oftentimes torturous deaths because they knew without any doubt that Christ rose from the dead. It is a reality about Ancient Christendom that cannot be refuted, and it is my belief that God is preparing soldier souls as we speak to carry the cross and take on the diabolical global elements working in the shadows to subvert our freedom and faith.

But the freedom to do what exactly, may be the rub here.

A Brief Digression

In a seemingly completely unrelated analysis, the article we released on the LSU women’s basketball team earlier this week points to a problem even I and the folks who agree with my view of the world may eventually encounter when it comes to much bigger stories than an orange ball and a hoop.

Conservatives–anti-globalist and anti-establishment people–can fall for the binary trap, a catch-22, as well, and what’s more, precisely because they are so loyal to faith, country, and family. This is my temptation. Conservatives all over the country read the headlines put out by their conservative go-to news sources and automatically thought of “woke” LSU sports (because they’ve been woke before!), perhaps even linking it automatically with Colin Kaepernick and the NFL drama from not too long ago. I suggest going to the Hayride‘s Facebook feed to peruse the myriad of perspectives on that article; it truly was a microcosm and case study of human nature. At the time of this article’s publication, it was fewer than ten posts down on the feed. Here is the article itself:

A Nation Needed a Villain, and They Found It in LSU Basketball

What most people saw in that article was my defense of facts and truth and a rejection of arbitrary piling on. It was not anywhere near a defense of wokeness, but one would have to read the article in full and consider the actual thesis to see that.

Some folks didn’t do that. The folks who did read it provided a mix of opinions and electronic emotions that can be applied to many narratives of today. The flexibility of all of this is why I pulled in Busse’s article above.

The point of the digression–we’d better avoid the piling on, whether it be LSU basketball or eternally meaningful life issues, or else a lot of well-meaning people (who largely agree with the things Hayride puts out) are going to be tricked when paralyzed in their own tribe. A perfect example of this is to indiscriminately choose to support law enforcement when that very law enforcement was arresting people for not wearing a mask in the middle of a public park four years ago. I’m a police supporter, trust me. But that support comes with critical thinking, not blind allegiance. For a film illustration of this, see Star Wars and when the trusted chancellor of the Republic–turned Lord Sidious–commands Order 66, and all of the Jedis’ allies turn on them in a blink because of the clones’ blind obedience to the chancellor and the state.

What Is the Answer, Then?

Yes, if a real viral threat is launched, it will be difficult for folks like me to recognize it, unless people are dropping dead in the streets. But even then, my mind will go to the belief that the Covid jab–at least some variations and batches of it–was intended not to protect (obviously) or even make people drop dead on the spot, but instead to weaken immune systems for the potentially bigger virus to come, which in turn would create the “need” for even more jabs and boosters. That’s a whole series of articles unto itself, backed up by what doctors are saying, but understand the generality for what it has to be here. The point is that I and millions of others will likely never allow the government to put a needle in our arms ever again. The aftermath, with all its legitimate fears and irritations from the other tribe, will be something staunch anti-vaxxers and anti-establishments will likely choose to face.

It is a binary trap perhaps even more deadly than I’ve been ready to explore in my work. It is, perhaps mind you, an insidiously ugly showdown being set up by the demons that walk among us, and maybe that’s the whole point from a faith-based perspective–

Maybe neither tribe can be fully “right” with all the nooks and details involved in this ongoing nightmare. Maybe both have to be shown to be “wrong” at some juncture, just to show that humans are not in control.

We have seen this type of thing throughout revelation history. God shall not be mocked.

The truth of the matter is that this country and a large portion of this world still have not turned to Him in earnest. We still refuse to take that “intolerant” step in praising Him as Sovereign Lord in the public square. My counsel, as unwise as perhaps it may be, and one I will continue praying to take myself, is to go all in with God Almighty in these difficult times, because this may very well be a Tower of Babel moment where the only correct tribe is the side that puts the health of their souls first and the health of their bodies a distant second or fourth.

“And fear ye not them that kill the body, and are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him that can destroy both soul and body in hell” (Mt 10:28).

Now, my friends, is the time to prepare. Go to Him. For no matter what epoch or year the human race is a part of, that will never be a catch-22.

May everyone named directly or referenced indirectly ask forgiveness and do penance for their sins against America and God. I fight this information war in the spirit of justice and love for the innocent, but I have been reminded of the need for mercy and prayers for our enemies. I am a sinner in need of redemption as well, for my sins are many. In the words of Jesus Christ himself, Lord forgive us all, for we know not what we do.