Monday, September 29, 2014

The Message

Have you ever awakened to find that the solution to a problem with which you’ve been struggling is in the forefront of your consciousness? Almost as though you solved it in your sleep? That has happened to me occasionally, usually in connection with a business issue. I experienced a variant of that early Sunday morning. It was a variant because until it happened I was unaware that the problem existed.

When I write something, it is my habit to walk away for an hour or so before returning to perform a final edit.  If it’s a blog post, I’ll read it again after publication before retiring for the night. That's what I did Saturday night. I felt pretty good about that post's content and even engaged in a bit of self-congratulation before hitting the sack.

Early Sunday morning I was jolted from a deep sleep by a chilling realization. Into my mind had come the clear conviction that the extent of The Enemy’s contempt for humanity, for truth, and, indeed, for God Himself can be discerned mathematically by calculating the distance between the content of The Enemy’s lies and objective reality. Moreover, the measurement of that distance carries a message of immense significance. I have no idea where that idea came from because it was exactly the opposite of what I had gone to bed believing.

You may recall that Saturday’s post began with a declarative sentence: “The Masters of the Universe are mad with fear.” It was a great lead sentence. I now believe it was completely wrong.

We have been “officially lied to” for decades about virtually every important matter. Until recently, the official lies maintained just enough of a connection to objective reality to make them plausible at a distance. For example, there really are inflation and unemployment rates. They just aren’t the rates being officially reported. Recently the quality of official lies made a quantum leap into obvious and total falseness. In Saturday's post, I attributed this to fear-driven haste. In fact, the transparent obviousness of the Enemy's current lies now seems to be deliberate. Please bear with me as I explain.

It has been observed by others that The Enemy seems somehow compelled to tip his hand, telling us of his malignant intentions in advance. Consider this quote from Ron Suskind's interview with an aide to George W Bush, later identified as Karl Rove.
The aide said that guys like me were "in what we call the reality-based community," which he defined as people who "believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality." I nodded and murmured something about enlightenment principles and empiricism. He cut me off. "That's not the way the world really works anymore." He continued "We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors ... and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do." - Suskind, Ron (2004-10-17). Faith, Certainty and the Presidency of George W. Bush. The New York Times Magazine.
Until recently The Enemy's lies have contained enough truth (or partial truth) to be at least plausible. The most recent lies have no connection with reality. In fact, they convey the exact opposite of reality.
  • The invasion by illegal aliens across the U.S./Mexican border happened, not because of a need to flee dangerous conditions south of the border, but because the United States government invited it and subsidized it.
  • Russia did not commit aggression against the Ukraine. The United States government did by overthrowing the Ukraine's elected government and establishing a puppet regime in its stead.
  • ISIS did not spring up unexpectedly and suddenly. The United States government and its "allies" created ISIS, trained it, armed it, and continue to "advise" it to this day.
Geometrically these are the maximum possible lies. They are 180 degrees from the truth or, in other words, an infinite distance mathematically. The subtext embedded within the transmission of these lies carries the following messages:
The hatred and contempt with which The Enemy regards each of us, humanity as a whole, Truth, the real world that God created, and God Himself have reached maximum intensity.
The Enemy no longer feels bound by objective reality, is in total control of our world, and believes that humanity is powerless to oppose it.
The power of the Enemy's lies is enabled and enhanced by the technology that defines our environment in the modern world, a technology that separates human kind from God's genuine reality. Years ago, Steve Quayle coined the term "techno-narcissism" to perfectly describe that environment. Smart phones, hi-definition television and its so-called "reality" shows, and violence-filled video games work collaboratively to construct a false and dehumanizing virtual reality. That virtual reality damages relationships in the "reality-based world", separating people from each other and ultimately from God. Truly Satan is loose in the land.

Let us pray.

FJB

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