February 6, 2014
Something big and bad is headed our way
It’s just over the horizon, just beyond the line of sight. Maybe we can make out a slight discoloration of the sky. As yet, it’s nothing so obvious as all the water getting sucked out of a bay—a sure sign that a tsunami’s coming. This is more like the faintest little shiver of the earth beneath your feet, and the creepy feeling that goes with it.
The world goes through catastrophes. The earth is the Lord’s, and from time to time He shakes it.
I think we are in for the worst shaking we’ve had since World War II. Signs abound. To mention just a few of them:
A major bank in Britain—not Cyprus—won’t let customers withdraw “large sums” of their own money (“large” in the bank’s opinion), unless they have “a good reason” (in the bank’s opinion) why they want it.
What gives? Britain is supposed to be solvent—or are things not as they seem?
Meanwhile, bureaucrats and academics and noozies and celebrities throughout the Western world have been floating trial balloons for communism. Only communism can turn back Global Warming. Only communism can save us. Communism gets things done efficiently; it makes the trains run on time; it’ll enable true Social Justice by the coercive redistribution of wealth—and this from left-wing zillionaires who cling to every nickel of their own money as if it were their last breath of life.
Why do important people say such asinine things? The world’s advanced economies teeter on the edge of bankruptcy—and this is all the brain trust can come up with?
In all my life, I’ve never seen anything to compare with the frantic, furious campaign to exalt homosexuality. This passion has engulfed the entire ruling class—politicians, Hollywood, the legal profession, university profs and teacher unions, the nooze media, and even quite a few bent churchmen and corrupted churches. This might be understandable if these people were themselves homosexuals—but they’re not. And yet they carry on as if sodomy were the crown jewel of the culture: not just desirable above all things, but priced beyond rubies, indispensable. They’ve just got to have it.
Do you understand that? I don’t! When four British cops get assigned to track down and “investigate” a 9-year-old kid who called another kid “gay” on the playground; when the state of Oregon contemplates imposing “hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines,” or even a prison sentence, on the owners of a mom-and-pop bakery for failing to obey a pair of lesbians’ demand that they create a cake for their “gay wedding”; when the state of Massachusetts contemplates forcing a Roman Catholic school to hire a man who is “married” to another man—when stuff like this routinely happens every day, you begin to fear for the sanity of the persons in charge of running the country. What are they thinking?
In the 1930s, as European politics swirled around and around the drain of war, the decision-makers of the United States, Britain, and France blinded themselves to what was going on in Germany, Italy, and Russia and focused on irrational policies like appeasement and disarmament. You’d think they could have seen and understood external threats; but they refused to see, refused to understand, and when war finally caught up to them, they were not ready.
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The threat we face today is not posed by another country. It’s right under our own feet, directly over our heads, and all around us. I think the threat is from the very fecklessness, incompetence, lawlessness, and folly of the world’s leaders at virtually every level—Godless folk who court divine judgment. But there may be more to it than that.
Something’s up. But the auguries are obscure, and difficult to read. Our leaders refuse to try to read them. “The Red Death will never get into our castle! Rock on!” Something’s going to hit us, and we don’t know what or how or when. It throbs far down in the earth; it whispers in the air. Deep in the jungle, the drums are sounding. Thoom, boom, boom. We don’t know what they’re saying.
Pray for wisdom.
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Lee Duigon, a contributing editor with the Chalcedon Foundation, is a former newspaper reporter and editor, small businessman, teacher, and horror novelist. He has been married to his wife, Patricia, for 34 years. See his new fantasy/adventure novels, Bell Mountain and The Cellar Beneath the Cellar, available on www.amazon.com
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