Is This The End?

As the pandemic rages, speculation abounds!

In recent posts, I’ve offered articles and observations about controllers doing what comes naturally… exerting control. For the most I’m pointing out how they’ve abandoned their facades, showing their true colors.

My own hope is we citizens can seize this moment ourselves and reclaim our birthright, our liberty and restore our nation to the limited government intended by the founding fathers.

Not so fast, Bucko. In case you haven’t noticed our “champion” President Trump not only signed the last abominable pandemic act but is now proposing a new one. At the risk of ticking everybody off, I am neither Anti-Trump nor Pro-Trump. He is one man. Even if he is or will become the BEST PRESIDENT EVER, he can only serve one more term.  Trust me on this one, the deep state can survive President Trump. That said, throwing another few trillion into the fire is not going to fix our nation. What it WILL do is enrich and entrench more deep state swamp creatures.  How do I know this? Every dollar spent filters through one or more creature lair. They are everywhere. Think cockroach infestation on steroids.

This pandemic has devastated ours and the world economies. We can’t spend our way out of this. Trump’s reasoning is pretty simple, at least from what I heard him say. He says that since we are paying almost zero interest on this debt, it is “free money”. I guess nobody told him there is no free lunch. If you know anything about The Donald, you should understand his critics are correct to point out his bankruptcies. How and why does anyone go bankrupt? By borrowing more money than you can pay back.

While I agree on the need for roads, bridges and things like high-speed internet at my rural door, this is not the way to go about it. Let’s face it: our employees on both the state and federal levels oversee annual massive budgets. My point is, they’ve had money to spend, OUR money, all along and yet the infrastructure suffers from neglect. As so many have pointed out before, our governments do not have a revenue problem, they have a spending problem. It has got to stop.

What’s the alternative? It is simple but not at all easy. We need to shut government down. Make them get out of our way. It cannot happen all at once – or at least it should not. For example suddenly shuttering Social Security would destroy those who depend upon it. The same goes for Medicare.

That said, I can give you an example near and dear to my heart. Hemp.

Here in Virginia, the hemp industry is getting underway again. Last year was the first year when farmers could openly grow it – with the express permission of state. This year, they’ve been handed ten more pages of regulations further impeding what they can do.

I have a friend who is a farmer. He’s grown tobacco all his life. Now that the government has almost entirely destroyed his livelihood, he’s trying hemp.  Last year was not great for him but promising. Instead of expanding on his success, he is facing more issues. It is bad enough he has to wrestle with the problems facing him from learning a new crop but he is forced to work around state officials whose sole purpose is to impede his progress. What is their concern? Why, he might grow marijuana instead! Oy.

For years, I’ve heard  many say, legalize it and tax it! Some states have done just so. Bluntly put, screw that. Let’s say we get the government out of the pot business entirely. In other words… stop – just STOP! Yes, I realize this means a pretty good hit on government revenue. What will law enforcement do if they cannot stop citizens in the streets and search them because the “smell marijuana”? What will they do if they have to forgo no-knock raids and stop killing dogs and citizens in the process? The HORROR! Get over it. The price we pay as a society is not worth the results. Drugs have not been eradicated. Quite the contrary, they are widely available. Get real. Get over it and drop it.

This is just one area where government needs to go. Other cottage industries need to flourish. Many do not because of… you guessed it – government regulations. Let’s start with income taxes. Shutter the IRS. You heard me. Close the doors. Lock them and melt the freaking key!

From there we can start the shut down by attrition plan. No new hires. If someone retires, either their job is eliminated or filled from within. Once we get started we should be able to identify all sorts of government agencies we can do without.

Okay so maybe I’m dreaming. Is it so bad to fantasize about putting government where it belongs – UNDER us? Is it so wrong to want to reclaim my birthright and take my rightful place in a nation of self-governing citizens? I don’t think so. It appears I am not alone.

The article below speculates this pandemic could actually help accomplish my dream.

Are the Globalists Finished? 

God bless,

Andy

Chinese Wuhan Virus Update – Tuesday April 7

Wrong again – big time.  There was no update yesterday as I was working on other things. Even without my day job, I cannot seem to gain enough time!

Sunday I displayed the daily death chart and wrote about patterns. The problem is I cannot seem to count to four. My bad. All I can say is blindspots are like that – at least for me. I am glad to see I can still root them out from time to time. Meanwhile…

Anyone looking at the graph and my so-called analysis might easily see the run up to a peak was four days, not three as I was saying. Now that pattern is broken as the last run up before the decline actually was three days. Is this a big deal? Probably not. In fact, I very well could be looking at the wrong thing or even obsessing over numbers that will mean nothing in the long run. So be it.

What really got me started and startled was the relatively massive jump from March 30 to 31. The daily toll went from 558 to 912 or close to doubling. This is what got me on the penny roll. Okay, bad pun. Thank fully the doubling has not occurred again. Hopefully it will not.

If you look at daily new cases – there was a marked decline from April 4th to April 5th of nearly 9,000 cases. April 6th was up almost 5,000 cases from the 5th but still below the high on Saturday. Could this be the start of a decline in new cases? If so this could be either good or bad news depending on how you look at it. For me, the jury is still out. How could a decline of cases be bad?

What do you think will happen once we confirm we are over the hump? Won’t we all breathe a sigh of relief? Won’t we all relax and think about getting back to “normal”? Seems reasonable to me. And that could be a problem if we all relax to the point of rebooting the infectious cycle. Hence my own consternation.

As a nation, we NEED to get back to work. We NEED to move forward economically. How long can we live like we are now? Already the circumstantial factors of this virus has taken a much larger toll than the virus itself.

The way things stand now, we’ve dug ourselves a massive hole. Unemployment is raging. Our economy is suffering. We’ve allowed our employees to run wild with the national credit card. Now they want to max out one or two new ones. Already, the controllers have mortgaged our future. We cannot stand for this.

Remember the saying “I’d rather die on my feet than live on my knees”? This is the very real danger we face. It is much worse than any virus. We must all ask ourselves – what is the true price of this pandemic? I am not willing to sacrifice my freedom for “safety”.

God bless,

Andy

 

 

Wuhan Update – Sunday April 5

I never intended to do much, if anything on the Chinese Wuhan Corona Covid19 virus pandemic, though I DO think we could probably come with with a few more names for it. Sheeesh! However, I started the other day with a dire prediction to explain why I and my wife decided to stay home for a while. Was this a good decision? I don’t know. It was based on the numbers I’m seeing and a whole bunch of different factors.

One thought struck me as I watched one of President Trump’s daily briefings. While I am not one to glue myself to the television, nor do I adamantly watch, follow or seek out any politician, I have caught a few of these, at least in part. Anyway, Trump stated he expected the virus to peak in about 2 weeks. Granted I take all such statements with a grain of salt. That said, I got to thinking. With an incubation period of 10-14 days, this suggests those who should know as much about this virus as anyone, think it is now as widespread as it is going to get. This being the case, NOW is the time to step back and hunker down. So we did. Now I watch.

So far I’ve been following the numbers. My first attempt at extrapolating these – drawing them out to see how the current trend might evolve was amateurish at best. While I may be improving, I doubt if I’ll ever be great at it. That said, I can share what I’m seeing.

To begin with I followed the numbers on the Fox News Home page. They have a graphic using Johns Hopkins materials. Then I went to the Johns Hopkins map page detailing this stuff. Better yet but they do not graph the daily death increase. As morbid as this sounds, I’m thinking it is more pertinent than other figures. Either way, I came across another page keeping count: Worldmeters. This one is nowhere near as fancy as Johns Hopkins but the numbers seem to be closer to real time – plus they have the all important (to me) daily death increase metric.

Here is the U.S. total as of Sunday Morning April 5, 2020: 8,454 deaths

We had 1331 total deaths April 4th, up from 1045 April 3rd – April 2nd saw a total of 974. So far this is a startling increase in the number of people dying from this. Please note, I’ve seen some say not all of these deaths attributed to Wuhan, are actually Wuhan. Another grain of salt.

While the incremental increase is larger each day, the increase as a percentage has declined slightly. This is somewhat encouraging. However I am not sure if it actually means anything. So what happens tomorrow? If the pattern hold out, we should see a decline. Look again at the graph:

The numbers go up, up, up and then down before rising again. This pattern is pretty consistent. Not only that but the day after the numbers will rise again and again. On the third day we should see a spike. This has mostly been the pattern so far. Will it continue? Yes and no.

As with any pattern, it could break at any time. As those in financial circles like to say “past performance does not guarantee future results”. As a matter of fact, at some point the pattern WILL break. It has to as the only other possibility is for it to continue until the human race is extinct. Oh, wait a minute, the pattern would still have to break… wouldn’t it?  The bottom line is, it is not a question of IF it will break but when. Why is this important?

A break in the pattern will indicate a change.

Right now, my biggest concern is whether we will see an exponential rise in cases and deaths. Why be concerned about this? Look, I know some people hate to think of math – especially when it come to more advanced ideas like “exponential” stuff. One easy way of looking at this is the “double a penny a day” concept. If you had a penny and could double that every day for 30 days… how much would you end up with? Over $5 Million dollars. Look at the chart below.
This same idea works with people infected with the virus only the numbers are worse. Why? Because each “penny” i.e. each person infected can infect as many others as they come in contact with – either directly or indirectly. THIS is the problem! Consider the number of people in the U.S. now infected… over 311,000. Each one of those who now are confirmed as having the virus walked around for up to two weeks potentially infecting others and those “others” are infecting still more people. This does not account for those who have it and are NOT confirmed.

Please understand, I am not putting this out to cause you to fear but to share the bigger picture I see. Already we are mitigating this with frequent hand-washing, masks and keeping distance. All of this slows the potential spread. As I said before, closing the schools could be the BEST thing anyone could have done. Not because schools are bad or the kids are rotten – okay, maybe we can get back to that 😉 but because parents have to work and schools hate to miss their cash flow from attendance so the trend is to send sick kids to school anyway. I cannot count the number of times my own kids brought home bugs from school. Early on, we kept our kids home if they were questionable, but after so many times we just shrugged and sent them to school. Due to the trend, all we were doing was keeping our kids from getting credit from being at school, er, getting an “education”.

The bottom line is while some howl in protest, I would still rather take a few days off from work and keep an eye on things. Hopefully, I can accomplish a few things I can’t while at my day job. The economy is already in a shambles. My actions will not even register on the economic scale. We can thankfully withstand a bit of wage loss. As such our decision is intensely personal and is by no means a recommendation one way or the other. I can only suggest you evaluate your circumstances and make the best decision for you and your family. You may find an entirely different set of metrics to base your decisions on. Hopefully, my reasoning, such as it is, will at least provide something useful to you.

God bless,

Andy

Wuhan Update – The Good News Is – I Was Wrong

Yesterday I predicted 8,000 deaths by today. Thankfully the numbers came in far short of this to just over 7,000. I’ve never been happier to admit I was wrong in my calculations. Praise God! The bad news is deaths did see the largest increase ever from 969 on April 1 to 1321 – a 36% increase. Yes, I could argue Saturday is just beginning but, full disclosure here, I was thinking and talking about the days the numbers were reported, not the actual day someone died. So I was indeed wrong about this. Chalk that up to my being a lousy statistician. Even at this, the numbers are not promising a downward trend quite yet. If wishes could come true, I’d also wish I was wrong about something else – the controllers penchant for control.

Also in today’s news is the fully disturbing story of facial recognition companies rolling out thermal imaging capabilities with their products. These cannot only detect people with ease but also determine if they are “running hot” i.e. have a fever – not to mention what weapons they may be carrying. This last effectively negates any guise of “concealed carry”. Yes, certainly concealed from the public’s eye but any “official” thug with the right hardware can make it difficult for any citizen at will. Maybe this is a good thing. How?

Just as this current pandemic has stripped away any pretense of the controllers lust for absolute control, this technology draws back the curtain on what it all really means. It hands over to anyone “in authority” near complete control of citizens. In other words, this is the ultimate demonstration of where our society is headed if WE, the CITIZENS, allow it. In addition it focuses attention on the real issue here: What any law-abiding citizen carries is NOBODY’S BUSINESS! It is just not. You can whine and cry about all the “what-ifs” you want but until someone DOES SOMETHING ILLEGAL, there is no crime. The fact is if a badged thug stops a citizen because s/he carries something “suspicious” – THAT is a crime against the citizen. Can you see this? “Carrying something suspicious” is NOT a crime! Detaining a citizen without a reasonable articulable suspicion the citizen committed an actual crime – IS a crime!

Let’s set aside all the arguments about citizens carrying in “prohibited” areas for the moment because this is NOT where things are going. Where things ARE going is complete and total surveillance of as many citizens as technology will allow. Already some companies are proposing mounting this technology on drones – as if this already hasn’t been done. What is to stop “authorities” from mounting equipment on vehicles to scan homes as they drive down the streets? How long will it take for “authorities” to begin raiding homes one by one until all threats to their power are eradicated? My question is not “how far will they go” but rather “when will WE say enough!”.

Will we citizens take the lessons this pandemic offers and force the changes necessary to right this nation or will we succumb to further destruction of our Constitutional Republic? If we refuse to learn from this, what will it take? It seems the next step down the road we are headed crosses the line into to total subservience. WE have to authority, the ONLY authority to stop this cold. For this to happen, WE have to step up, take up our stewardship and assert our God-given authority to self-govern.

It is up to us.

God bless,

Andy

Wuhan Virus FUD – (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt)

What ever else is happening in the world today – FUD, fear, uncertainty and doubt has to be topping the list. This virus is not only infecting people but every aspect of our lives – even if you never, ever come in contact with the bug itself. Consider my own circumstances, if you will.

My wife and I decided to pack it in and stay home as of Wednesday. While we have our concerns and, yes, even fears – as our eldest son, 23, was potentially exposed. His bride works in the health care field. Neither tested positive. While he is young and relatively healthy, he has lung issues already so we do have cause for concern. As I am now past 60, my age alone needs to be taken into consideration, though I am a fairly healthy over 60 by the grace of God. Even so, after reviewing the data, we decided the risk of infection is greater than the reward of a couple weeks pay.

Overall, I tend to ignore the media and the horror parade. These days we are bombarded with so much negative news, a recent story predicting a rise in suicides is not surprising. The economy all over the world has tanked. Unemployment is hitting historical levels. Food and other supplies are unstable. Guns and ammunition is vanishing from the shelve. Many governors have ordered or at least implored citizens to stay home. Congress finally acted only to extract an unprecedented sum from citizens while promising to throw us all a bone. Meanwhile the media rages hysterically – pumping out fearful propaganda while refusing to air daily briefings from the White House, citing the plethora of “misinformation” coming from the administration. While even I must admit, the MSM are THE experts on misinformation, their claim is naturally suspect. It reminds me of the old line… “everything you know is wrong, but you know that.”

Most of those I’ve talked to express doubts. The biggest doubt is whether this Wuhan, Corona, Covid19, Chinese virus is a “thing” or not. Is it real? Is it made up? I’m pointing out that this does not matter any more. This entire pandemic has taken on a life of its own. Now the virus is secondary, even as the numbers of infected and dead rise, the aftermath promises to be devastating. In other words, the crud is now overwhelmed by the FUD. The only thing we can do at this point is take whatever precautions we can and ride it out.
This morning, the numbers actually show a hint of promise. While the number of deaths tripled in just six days – from 2,000 reported on March 29 to 6,000 as of this morning – April 4, the rate of increase seems to be slowing. Mind you, I am not a statistician. I have not “done the math” so my assessment is approximate. The next day or two should tell. If the trend continues, expect the number of deaths to reach 8,000 by tomorrow – Saturday. If this is less, it could indicate a downward trend instead. While this would be good news, much damage is done already.

Now is the time to put aside our fears and shore up our resolve. Take precautions for sure. The actions we are taking here are more for the sake of prudence. I see no need to go out and mingle. While I abhor social distancing “orders” in themselves, I will not allow my pride or my personal objection to the tone of those in government to overcome common sense. The fact is, when the commonwealth closed down schools a couple of weeks ago, I was rather disgusted at their apparent knee-jerk reaction. Thought and hindsight brought me to the realization that closing down the petri dish network aka the public school system was actually the very best thing they could do.

Who knows how long this siege will last? All we know for sure is the longer this goes on the farther we will sink economically. For now our priority will be to continue to prepare to weather this storm. Continue? You say. Yes. We are awful at gardening but, we will try once again. We will look for other chinks in our preparations and fill those in as we can. As of now there are still some things we can do so whatever we can do we will.

Understand, the globalists will continue to try to leverage this to usurp more power. Do not think they will allow the logical argument this pandemic demonstrates for decentralization. Their solution is always, always, always more government, more control in their hands. We cannot allow this. Not only is logic on our side but opportunity also. Once the world starts moving again, we should step up and assume control. No, I am not talking about marching on capitols but rather meeting our neighbors locally – at county seats and village halls and sending a strong message to our employees in government – no more! It is time to scale back this monstrosity you call “government”. You WILL either begin to represent US or you CAN and WILL be replaced. The lobbyists, the handlers and the controllers have got to go. We need to replace them with citizens from our own ranks and charge those citizens with the arduous task of dismantling the beast. They cannot be expected to do this alone so we cannot expect to send them off with a pat and turn our backs. We are stewards of our nation and WE must step up!

God bless,

Andy

Wuhan Virus – The Big Picture

File this under wild and crazy speculation if you will but DO consider the following:

First and foremost, I do not think I am alone in suspecting there is more… much more going on than what the uppity-ups are calling a pandemic. IS it really a pandemic in the first place? One definition of the word “pandemic” itself is: “(of a disease) prevalent over a whole country or the world.” Speculation aside, let us stipulate this qualifies as such and move on.

Notice the qualifying term – prevalent. Nothing here says “deadly” nor even dangerous. Nor does this definition require a certain number. It merely has to be “prevalent”. Prevalent is defined as “predominant”, meaning “having or exerting control or power.” Why go through all of this?

From almost day one the Siamese twins of the media and the politicians have bombarded us with fear. While shoving actual facts under the rug they’ve done all they can to ramp up panic. If you or I had done anything like this even on a minuscule scale – we’d be facing charges of inciting a riot. They’ve attacked the President on every level. EVERY. LEVEL. Chuck Shumer lead an attack weeks ago when he berated the President for closing the borders to China too early. Yeah Chuckie – you OWN it! Consider the complaints of the political correctness of his team. Consider the lie they spreads about the WH pandemic response office being “dissolved”. The open attack I saw at a WH press conference included the suggestion President Trump personally pulled the plug inferring some dubious motive. The group was in fact reorganized and moved. Yes at least one disgruntled Nobamaite lost her job. Cry me a river. They attacked the President when he challenged the WHO mortality rate – on excellent logic, if you ask me. They attacked him when he stated researchers may have found a cure. Again, the evidence is mounting he is absolutely correct on this. But all of this runs far deeper than the fear. Why would they want to create a panic?

It is a blatant power grab. This is happening on so many levels it is frightening to see just how far the controllers will take it. Their gloves are off so they can wrap their sticky fingers around every possible liberty we have. California, New York, New Jersey, Washington, Virginia and the list keeps growing. It is not just the feds and the states either. Local dictators are emerging usurping authority even they rarely dreamed of possessing – shutting down businesses, restricting free trade, free movement and on and on. Governor Ralphie of Virginia has “ordered” citizens to stay at least six feet away from each other. Seriously? Ordered? Ralphie – go stick your head back up your ass and don’t come out until all this is over. Oh! And get out of my life. Actually, I don’t care about Ralphie because I tend to ignore pompous idiots anyway. If he leads anyone – its that crowd. Back to the topic at hand… we have not dug deep enough.

Entire states are shutting down. People – citizens are losing work, even their jobs, production is tanking. Our economy is being flushed down the toilet. The markets are in a panic. Some predicted this fiasco could lead to a global depression. This is not all that far fetched. What would the end result be? Most likely even more draconian government control. Take a history lesson from the Great Depression. Communist Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt entrenched government into our lives so deeply we still reel from the effects. Is this pandemic some sort of conspiracy to invoke global control? Heck, I don’t know. Conspiracy or not, remember their motto… “never let a crisis go to waste”.

Consider the nature of the controllers. They are bullies at heart. They can and will seize upon fear to reach their intended goals. They have already done as much. They will take advantage of any opportunity to further their agenda. Again, they have done so already… many times. They will position themselves and even arrange circumstances to gain more power and control. How do I know this? Again, they have done it, time and time again. They do not stop. They are addicted to their lust for power. As addicts, they will stop at nothing to get their fix. You need not take my word for this – simply look at their records. If they are terrible at anything, it is hiding their tracks. Or maybe they just don’t care anymore, deciding instead to go all out “in your face”. Either way all you have to do is visit a couple of “newsy” websites, go to an active forum or flip through a couple of channels on the TV. This last I am not sure about because I watch very little TV. The last hour or so I spent saw the talking heads droning on and on about the virus situation. It was so bad the commercials were almost a relief. The point is you do not have to look very hard to find examples of political critters scrambling to seize any scrap of power they can lay hands on.

Consider again the components of what we are seeing. A virus spreading somewhat rapidly across the world. Okay. As of this morning the world-wide toll is 421,792 confirmed cases resulting in 18,883 deaths. In the U.S. The numbers are 54,893 confirmed cases with 783 deaths. Finally, Fox News is displaying a graphic with actual numbers.

Since math can be hard for some to picture shall we take the easy way out?

We can do 10% by simply moving the decimal and all we need is a ballpark so…

10% of 421,792 is about 42,179 – half of that or 5% is about 21,090 – so far world-wide – deaths are less than this – not quite 5%. In comparison, the Swine Flu (H1N1) sported a fatality rate of about 4%. Some say as low as 1%. For the benefit of those who would fear monger these stats, I’ll remind you the experts cannot agree on any specific numbers even 10 years after. For this reason the actual numbers are quite likely to be far lower than the highest known figures. Why? Because what nobody knows is how many unreported cases there were or how many deaths were attributed to something else. The number of deaths is surely to be more accurate because, well, people tend to examine dead bodies to uncover the cause of death. The exceptions would likely be those who died far from civilization and those folks are very unlikely to contract such a virus simply because they were out of reach. Social distancing at its best.

The U.S. Figures are even less. Let’s move the decimal two places for a quick calc: Of the 54,893 1% would be 549 (rounded up). We’ve seen 783 deaths – not double the 1% so less than 2% have died from this so far. These are from confirmed cases and again, we do not know how many unconfirmed cases exist. Swine Flu was considered a pandemic also. So all this begs the question: why the panic?

What we are seeing on local, national and international levels is far greater fear mongering and power grabbing than actual danger from this pandemic. It all looks like a badly hacked propaganda campaign than an actual threat. The entire scenario is beginning to stink. As we can now see the scenes from ground level, lets say we lift ourselves up for a perspective from higher up.

Once again, I will suggest there is indeed a battle raging. We are seeing the human component. Beyond our vision, the battle is spiritual. Evil forces – the god of this world is gathering his minions to further his plan to oppress those humans he does not yet control. Sound farfetched? Would you prefer some conspiracy theory? Don’t get me wrong… I have no doubt conspirators exist – men and women huddling behind closed doors devising means to do evil. For proof of that you need look no further than our own House of Representatives. Actually you’ll find rats scurrying all over our nation’s and state capitols. This is nothing new, nor are such things limited to government offices. What I am getting at here is all of these pockets of evil, while not acting in concert, certainly embrace the same source of evil whether they know and/or acknowledge it or not.

Recently I posted a podcast featuring the Biblical prophet Daniel. The scripture included a detail few repeat on how the angel in the account told Daniel how he was delayed by The Prince of Persia who withstood him 21 days before the Archangel Michael intervened. This account reveals how very real spiritual battles take place beyond our ability to see. For those of you who refuse to believe without seeing – have you never had a cold? Were you able to watch your body battle the invading virus? Tell me again how impossible it is for a spiritual world to exist because you cannot view it.

One excellent fictional account about spiritual warfare is the book “This Present Darkness” by Frank Peretti. Mind you, a novel is essentially an extended parable, while a parable is essentially an extended figure of speech. Figures of speech are valid literary tools used to expound on truths so they may be more easily understood. It paints a vivid mind picture to better express a thought. For example one could say “the ground is dry”. Simple enough and entirely factual. If one were to say “the ground is thirsty”, it would not be factually true but the imagery such a statement evokes gets the point across powerfully. This same concept applies to fiction.

 

While figures of speech abound in scripture, I am convinced the record in Daniel is factual rather than figurative – at least as far as the spiritual battle is concerned. Daniel’s dreams and the subsequent interpretations provide excellent contrasts between figurative and literal accounts and well worth studying.

With this in mind, look again at the events of today. Men and women in positions of influence and power – howbeit much of the power is usurped – are spreading fear and uncertainty, causing panic and issuing unconstitutional proclamations. Some are calling for greater government control while one former UK minister advocates the formation of an emergency “temporary” world government to deal with this pandemic. It would be far easier to find Waldo than any good in this scenario.

Note, the brass ring – the golden ring, really – for globalists is a world government. While they vie for their utopian dreamscape as their ultimate goal – they seize upon every opportunity to gain ground towards their prize. “Never let a crisis go to waste”. How is this very thought not the embodiment of evil? While I understand a one-world government must eventually happen, I have no plans to stand idly by, wringing my hands and watch these events unfold unchallenged.

How do mere mortals fight spiritual battles? Obviously we do not normally go head to head with spiritual beings. Our part as Christians is laid out in Ephesians.

Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

These last days, whether they be few or many, should be spent holding forth the truth. We need to shed light wherever darkness creeps in. Light dispels darkness – this is is a physical and spiritual truth. Philippians states we are to shine as lights.

Philippians 2:14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings:

15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.

Hence the big picture is this: evil abounds in this world as men and women work tirelessly for the forces of darkness. We are the children of light and we must dispel darkness by holding forth the truth. The battle is spiritual so we much utilize those spiritual tools given unto us by Almighty God. In these darkened days there is no greater need fulfill or deed we can do.

God bless,

Andy

Eerie 1958 Speech Caught on Video!

Robert Welch 1958

Who was Robert Welch? He turned a candy store into a candy empire – remember the “Sugar Daddy”? Yep, that’s him. Later he founded the John Birch Society, often labeled as right-wing extremists and known as staunch opponents to communism. In this speech, Mr. Welch laid out ten points that ring true over 60 years later. Some may dispute the details but consider the overall direction of our nation.

My conclusion? In principle -he was right on the money!

How David’s Third Psalm Applies TODAY!

A note in this copy of the KJV says this: “A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son.”

How is any of this at all relevant to today? To THIS nation? Let us first set up the scene surrounding this passage.

David was the second King of Israel. While scripture says he was “a man after God’s own heart”, he was not always the best King.  He made mistakes. Absalom wanted to be King in David’s place. He was determined to take the kingdom by force. David was running for his life, something he found himself doing more than once.

Now for the Psalm itself…

Psalms 3:1 LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me.
2 Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.
3 But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.
4 I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.
5 I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me.
6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.
7 Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.

Again, how does any of this apply to us, to this nation today?

Like David, we are the rightful rulers of this nation. We are a constitutional republic. In both cases the authority to rule was established by God Almighty.

Like David we have allowed another to usurp power and authority – to challenge our right to rule. In David’s case this was his own son, Absalom. Our challengers are embodied in  the Political-Military-Industrial complex.

Like David we are now at a crucial point. Either we turn to God for deliverance or we will lose our right to rule.

David was a man of action. He was called a “bloody man”. Our own nation was established by a bloody revolution. The controllers usurped much power and authority by an even bloodier “civil war”. While we, as citizens, need to act, we need not come to bloodshed.

Our constitutional republic – our credentials, our right to rule is already established. All that is necessary is for us, individually and together as brethren in Christ, is to turn again to Almighty God, confess our sins, first and foremost in this instance, our slothful stewardship and ask for deliverance.

Search and you will find many instances whereas God delivered His people with no bloodshed. This is available now. When sovereign nations seceded from the Republic, they did so peacefully. It was President Abraham Lincoln who maneuvered  the sovereign nation of South Carolina between a rock and a hard place. They made an unwise decision to defend themselves with force and are now saddled with the blame for “starting” the conflict that followed. Let us not make the same mistake.

Trust in Almighty God. Pray for forgiveness and deliverance. Accept the responsibility of stewardship and step up to the task at hand. Almighty God can and will deliver us!

For those of you reading this who are not  Christian, do not despair! You are by no means excluded from God’s blessings even though you do not believe!

Romans 2:4  Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?

It seems silly to me to ask anyone who does not believe in the God and Father of Jesus the Messiah to ask Him to deliver you, much less to confess something you do not believe, so I will not.

If you are a citizen of this nation, you have the same authority as any other citizen. You have the same power.  It is not for me to try to change your heart or your mind. However I cannot deny the gracious gift of Almighty God because you do not accept it as such. Between a Christian and a non-Christian one is correct and one is not. The truth will stand regardless of which side is correct. Neither what I believe nor what you believe can change what is true. So be it.

Again I ask my brother and sister citizens to go before Almighty God, confess your sins, ask for deliverance and guidance. He is faithful.

God bless,

Andy Havens

Panic, Tyranny & Confiscation – Two Views

At first these two articles appear to address different topics. Rather, they are two sides of the same coin – an ironic analogy considering.

First up – Brandon Smith of AltMarket.com considers the current panic, then interpolates these into future possibilities. While many details never play out, he often demonstrates an uncanny accuracy about the general direction of events using this method. For example he predicted Trump’s presidency long before many took him seriously. On the other hand, Smith also predicted some serious economic difficulties that have yet to happen. Only a Godly prophet can reveal the future and such is the purview of God Almighty Himself.

Brandon does however offer some interesting insights on what could happen and how many, including himself, might respond. Judging from the heavy-handed response to some in government, it appears he is not far off. Even our nearby large town, local government dictated what restaurants could remain open and how to conduct business. I’ve posted before on the wild-eyed power grab of the Champagne IL mayor and of those politicians who reportedly declared a moratorium on evictions.

The other story is historical – reflecting on FDR’s gold grab in 1933. The light that came on for me was this was done before ANY national gun laws were passed. For the most part citizens were fully armed with free and legal access to just about any firearm – including fully automatic weapons. And yet Roosevelt was able to literally confiscate the wealth of our nation. Think about that if you will.

Is Brandon Smith correct about  the impact on our nation’s as well as the world’s economy? I cannot speak for his assessment of the severity of such, but the danger is here. Not “there”… HERE, NOW. Several states have shut down entirely – this means no production, no transactions, almost no economic activity at all. It’s been said if California were a country, it would boast the fifth largest economy in the world. Economic activity there is now reduced to one of the poorest nations on the planet. Ouch. And it is just beginning. The bottom line is the economic impact of this virus has already affected millions of people around the world. The larger the economy, the bigger the impact.

Both Brandon Smith and I have postulated this event will give the globalists a platform for further consolidating and centralizing power. While pure logic totally contradicts this concept – in a word – concentration kills – such will be ignored by the power-crazed “elites”. Remember their mantra: “Never let a crisis go to waste.”

Again, WE citizens of these United States for America need to take back the power and authority bestowed upon us by Almighty God. WE need to put a stop to this. We need to shut this nonsense down and keep it down. Controllers control, this is what they do because it is their nature to do so. Understood. However, just because their nature is to control this nature does not confer the authority to assume  control. The authority is ours as citizens and we must accept it, claim it and use it wisely. Almighty God has been exceptionally patient with us but this cannot last.

No matter how this all pans out – we still need to decide whether we are to claim and reestablish our birthright – our constitutional republic, limit government and take back our nation as citizens or resign ourselves to being subjects to an elite who usurped our God-given authority, stealing our power and our liberty.

This is up to you and only you.

Meanwhile, here are the articles referred to before:

From Quarantine To Tyranny To Rebellion: Where Is The Line In The Sand? 

by Brandon Smith  Alt-market.com

FDR’s Tyrannical Gold Confiscation

by Jacob G. Hornberger  The Future of Freedom Foundation

 

 

Why Citizens Need to STOP Rogue Government

This just in from Maryland…

Pro-Gun Software Developer Was Asleep at Home When Police Killed Him in Firearms Bust, Family Says

A later story from The American Conservative includes a sketchy narrative from the Montgomery County Police. Nothing in what they have to say for themselves in any way justifies taking this young man’s life.  This is government gone wild – not the Feds, not a state government but on a county level. Granted the county’s actions will be blessed by both state and federal “authorities”. It cannot and will not have my blessing… ever. It should not have yours either if you have any sense of right and wrong.

This needs to stop and by “this” I do not mean JUST rubber-stamped death squads invading the homes of citizens. I mean the rampant disregard for ALL of our God-given rights. Over decades we citizens have turned the other cheek while government entities at all levels chip away at what was once sacred and is still sacred. Yes. Sacred.

When God Almighty bestows a Holy Gift upon a person – that gift is sacred. Our rights are gifts from a Holy Almighty God. They are sacred. They need to be held as such. No man, no court of law has any authority whatsoever to soil what God Almighty has so generously endowed us with. We, not “they” are responsible for what God gave us. WE are the stewards of these gifts and WE must hold those who would abuse them accountable.

The abuse must stop and stop now. No more politics. No more wiggle room. It stops. Read the Bill of Rights – the first ten amendments to our constitution. We can start with those. Every single item listed here must enjoy strict adherence. If we err, let is err in favor of the citizen rather than any government entity.

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Amendment II

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Amendment III

No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Amendment V

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Amendment VI

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.

Amendment VII

In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

Amendment VIII

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

Amendment IX

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Amendment X

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Our birthright as citizens of this nation is our constitutional republic – the authority and power to rule is in our hands. We need to step up and take ownership. Then we need to hold those entrusted with representing us and those employed by us accountable. We need to, as a nation of citizens, put a stop to those representatives and employees ignoring our God-given rights. This is our place. This is our nation. This is our responsibility.

God bless,

Andy Havens

Wuhan -“Corona Virus – Seriously…

That’s right. Call me racist, xenophobic whatever. Meanwhile I’ll call a spade a spade and the Wuhan virus, the Wuhan Virus.

Could The Wuhan Virus Spirit in Globalism?

Already there are theories postulating about the Wuhan Virus as a vehicle for Globalist expansion. Some even suggest or outright charge the whole “pandemic” is a Globalist venture. True? Heck, I don’t know. Does it really matter? In a way it would help to know but in the end, the Globalists will use this as a means to expand their reach if possible. How can I say that with such confidence?

“Never let a crisis go to waste” – Rahm Emanuel. We all know him as a Nobama crony but this one statement will likely be his legacy as it shines like a diamond in the sky as a Globalist mantra.

Of course the Globalist answer to everything is Globalism, This is merely an extension of the well-worn “progressive” concept as their answer to everything was more government. Just one more “program” and the world will be perfect. This is the falsehood promised again and again. Okay, so maybe nobody promised perfection, per se, but certainly “internal improvements”, “progressive”, “socialism”, “communism” and “globalism” are all bricks in the path to some man-made “utopia” where everything is centrally controlled.

Already, Bernie Sanders has called for the nationalization of health care in the face of this “crisis”. No surprise there, “The Bern” has long advocated nationalizing just about everything but his own wealth. He is not alone in this. Other globalists – because, again, let’s face it, the end-all, be-all of government control is a single central government, run, of course, by our betters – okay so other globalists are also taking the opportunity to seize control of anything not nailed down and many things that are nailed down.

Never let a crisis go to waste.

Doug “Uncola” Lynn at The Burning Platform put it another way…

They Should Have Called it CONTROLavirus

…. When the “threat” is over, however, they never give us our freedoms back. Ron Paul “The Coronavirus Hoax”

Over at LewRockwell.com you’ll find a similar perspective…

Panic Will End but Tyranny Will Not  By

And John Whitehead at The Rutherford Institute offers this:

Detect, Deter and Annihilate: How the Police State Will Deal with a Coronavirus Outbreak

Meanwhile 90MilesfromTyranny posted this:

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Is the WUHAN virus real? I don’t know. What IS real is the concerted effort by media and government entities to spread fear and panic faster than any virus.

Real or not we can weather this storm. When the tempest passes we need to deal with the aftermath. No matter how many die from this, no matter what happens to the economy, regardless of any other factor – the controllers will do everything in their power to garner more power – to gain more control. THIS is the real danger of the WUHAN virus!

God bless,

Andy

Is Psalm 2 Relevant Today?

This is a short Psalm so it only takes a minute to read it all (KJV)

Psalms 2:1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?

2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,

3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.

5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.

6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.

7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.

9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.

10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.

11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

How relevant is this today? I’d say very relevant. It speaks mostly to those called “rulers”. In our nation, one might be inclined to include those who think themselves “elite”. In my own warped sense of things, claiming my birthright as a citizen in a constitutional republic, i.e. self-rule, I would include all citizens. That said, while I do not see us, as citizens, taking counsel against the LORD (YHWH) and against His annointed (Jesus). I can see this of the “elite” and others deemed rulers – rightfully so or not. So what is the bottom line?

Those in positions of power and authority let such get to their heads and then conspire against those whom they have or have usurped authority and power. They do bad things while ignoring and disrespecting Almighty God. You tell me. Is this relevant?

I dare say it is not only relevant but eminently pertinent. The time of reckoning draws nearer every day. You can choose to acknowledge the Creator of heaven and earth and His only begotten Son or you can laugh in derision. Choose wisely.

1 Thessalonians 1:10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

There will come a time when these things are no longer relevant. You may or may not have an opportunity to change your mind if you scoff now. I, for one, would not want to wager such large stakes. If your mind is made up, so be it, but if you have even an inkling of a doubt, I strongly suggest you follow that thread until you gain the assurance you lack.

God bless,

Andy