Saturday, April 18, 2020

Shaming the Wise

1 Corinthians 1:27 But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.

I have commented, at times harshly, regarding the ease by which pastors and priests have given their entire worship to the state during this corona.  Without taking back any of these remarks….

There are a handful of individuals who have made great hay – even a great living – at challenging the state at every corner, at looking askance at many of the narratives being fed to us unanimously by a supposedly independent press. 

Now, these aren’t the pastors and priests – these are people who have done their homework and understand the character of the state and those who deem it their right to lord over us – even worse, to mold us into whatever image they choose.

Some of these same people have been sucked far into the black hole of corona, even ridiculing those who questioned the narrative, those who pointed to the numerous epidemiologists, doctors, and scholars who said – “wait a minute; something doesn’t add up here.”

Now, when the evidence is clear that the corona was blown well out of proportion, all of a sudden some sense is returning to these former skeptics.  They now smooth the shirt, cinch up the tie, make sure the hair is in place – all hoping that no one noticed the ruffled condition of such “champions.”

The foolish thing called corona has shamed the wise; the weak of the world have shamed the strong.  This virus infected not the lungs, but the brains of such as these.

Thank goodness for Lew Rockwell.  He has run several posts a day since the beginning of this hysteria, pointing to other sources, other voices outside of the hysterical mainstream.  Time has proven these other voices, for the greatest part, correct.


  1. The panicked reaction to the corona virus resembles a scene in the movie, "The Grinch". Momentarily losing control of his sleigh while barreling down the mountain, the Grinch also loses control of himself. "I'm going to die! I'm going to be sick and then I'm going to die!" Then, a few seconds later, after getting back on an even keel, he says, "Whew, almost lost my cool there for a minute."

    I'm not sure the words are exactly right, but the sentiment is virtually identical with what is happening today. When this is over and we can see clearly again, there will be a lot of people who are going to have to admit they lost their cool.

    The Who has a great line in one of their songs. "I'll get on my knees and pray...we don't get fooled again." Question is, though, have we learned anything? Or will we have to repeat the history lesson--" the new boss, same as the old boss..."?

    Time will tell.

    1. Roger, I wonder how many will admit they lost their cool. My hunch is they will simply ignore their past, full-steam ahead, and never look back.

  2. This can be broken down into subsets.

    1. Those who created and fed the narrative.
    2. Those who bought into it and panicked.
    3. Those who resisted and kept a clear head.

    It can be assumed that those in category #1 will never admit to any wrong on their part. If justice were to prevail, many of those would be hauled into court, confronted with the evidence against them, convicted by a jury, and punished severely. It is also safe to assume this will not happen. There is nothing to be done except to resist them in every way possible.

    Those in category #3 will have to admit any wrong on their part ONLY if the Corona Thing actually does become a full-blown, extremely deadly infection on the scale of medieval bubonic plague, which really was a killer. Should that happen, they will be left with nothing except to confess their sin to their neighbors and their God before they die. If Covid-19 fades away (as it looks like it will) and some semblance of normal life returns, they can stand firm in their convictions and beliefs. They should take advantage of the confusion and disarray by promoting the truth about the matter.

    It is those in category #2 who will have to make a choice:

    I. Admit to being gulled and giving into the hysteria.
    II. Refuse to admit anything, no matter how much evidence is piled up against the narrative.

    Those of the first part (I) will mimic the Grinch. “Whew, really lost my cool there. Carry on!” They may or may not change their mode of thinking and will probably have numerous excuses for acting the way they did. Some of them may look deep into their souls, not like what they see, courageously face the sordid facts about themselves, change their ways, and make significant strides along the path to freedom. For those, one particular Bible verse applies:

    “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” – 1 John 1:9 (NKJV)

    On the other hand, there will be those who will admit to being sucked in, but will laugh off any personal change as unimportant, preferring instead to carry on in the same manner they did before the crisis. The repercussions to that attitude can be captured in one thought:

    “Then he said, ‘This is what I will do: I will tear down my barns and will build bigger ones, and there I will store up all my grain and my goods. Then I will say to myself, “You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take it easy. Eat, drink, and be merry!”’ But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be required of you. Then who will own what you have accumulated?’…”--Luke 12:18-20 (Berean Study Bible) (see also Ecclesiastes 8:14-15)

    Those of the second part (II) will adamantly assert that Corona really was (and is) an existential, deadly threat which was averted ONLY because of the heavy-handed actions on the part of governments world-wide. There is little hope that these people will ever see the truth. They are blind, willfully blind, and will march in lockstep according to whatever decree Caesar issues. There is nothing to be gained by attempting to persuade them otherwise. They will die in their chains, thinking themselves safe. They have no wish to be free. Pity them, but don’t waste your time, breath, or peace on them.

    P.S.--I concur with Bionic that Lew Rockwell has done an incredible work in methodically promoting the other side of the argument. He is to be commended. Thank you!