What’s right around the corner? Christmas or whichever holidays you celebrate. For me and my kids, it’s Christmas. Although it’s not a religious event for us, we do each have a very strong faith and believe in God. We just don’t buy into organized religion, where things have to be done one way and everyone else is wrong. We believe in right and wrong, that there is a God, and that bad behavior, greed, lying, cheating, stealing, and forcing your will on others is nothing to do with God’s love, because we are all equal.
God’s love is all about good things—you know, love, peace, harmony, forgiveness, joy, honesty, kindness, faithfulness, and patience, to name a few. What it is not about is tyranny. Everyone is equal. No one is above another, and no one should have to bow to another, nor should people be worshipped and idolized because they are wealthy or famous or government leaders with the kind of power that is often abused. No one has the right to tell you how to think, what to feel, to criticize you or rage and rant at you, or to condemn you and make your life difficult because you refuse to bow to tyranny.
That is not God. Because God is love and peace.
For the first time in my life, I’ve had to tell people that I answer only to God. I think it was Catherine Austin Fitts who said it better than I ever could: “There are worse things than death.” The list is endless. Many sell their souls or make bargains with the devil for greater wealth, money, power, and fame. I don’t know if you’ve heard this over the last many months, but one thing I’ve heard from many is that it’s time to get right with God, because what you do and what you’ve done is between you and God and no one else.
When was the last time someone said to you, “May God bless you and your family”? No one says it anymore—or not very many, anyway. It certainly doesn’t happen in tyranny, because tyranny is nothing but evil, the devil, Satan, a dark force, or whatever word you have for something nefarious, which is nothing to do with God and love. Ask yourself, what does evil need to thrive, to gain power and control? Fear, for one. It needs fear to rule. It needs to create negative emotions to have people operating from fear, greed, judgement, anger, and hate. It needs to create division, segregation, and separation. It spins lies, turning families and neighbors against each other. Master manipulators are nothing to do with God. Telling children they can’t see grandma because they’ll kill her? I guess they’re still spinning that. Evil people need to have their way and will do anything to ensure they have it. They need us to believe in fear.
I’ve had to ask myself why so many cannot recognize what is happening. When someone can’t get you to comply with his will, he’ll spin lies and guilt you into doing something you wouldn’t, as if giving you permission to do wrong, to jump into hatred, to take people’s rights away. You wish hate on someone because a higher authority has managed to scare you into believing what he says is true. Remember, take the shot for your mom, for Grandma.
A bunch of celebrities on TV say, “I took one for the team, and now you have to.” It’s the responsible thing to do. Otherwise, you’re irresponsible, reckless, a bad person, and you’ll be cut from the family. Or maybe you’re one of many who has been threatened with losing your job unless you comply. Sure, fire your employees right before the holidays. Put them on unpaid leave so they can’t feed their families or pay their rent or mortgage. Maybe you have an employer who has said he doesn’t want to do this, but he has to hurt you because the government says so. They go to great lengths to control fate in their favor, saying if you don’t do this, there will be consequences. How many have heard this?
So where is this all coming from? Honestly, I really don’t think it’s anything new. I think it’s been there for so long, and it’s just gaining traction to create division. Some are questioning the narrative now, the lies, and some are still lashing out at family and friends and have cut ties, jumping into the division, the segregation, the hate. Back in 2020, last Christmas, I waited for something to make sense. Then I heard a special forces soldier say something about what was going on. What he said was that he recognized the narrative and what the governments were doing because it was what he and other special forces soldiers had trained in, psychological warfare. Yet governments were doing it to their own people, divide and conquer. But don’t take his word for it, or mine. Do your own research. I know I have, and I’m not liking what I’m finding. It seems like a lifetime of lies, and for what reason? I think something that has always been there, operating behind the scenes, is gaining traction and ramping up.
I remember my father once saying, when asked if he believed in heaven and hell, that he believed in hell, because evil exists right here on earth. Some may think that is an odd question to ask someone, but he had taken a considerable moment to think about it. I was only a kid when he said that, and it was during the time he’d been diagnosed with one of many brain tumors. He was a deeply flawed man who struggled with demons, like many raised in an extremely abusive family. His father was abusive, and his mother didn’t know how to be a mother. He paid the rent for her after the last incident of abuse happened and his father was told to leave. It was many, many years before he saw him again. I was maybe eight or nine when I met him. My father had reached out to him, I think to forgive him, to put things right.
But at the same time, my father didn’t know how to be a father, because that same anger had been passed to him. It was something he struggled with. He really did try to overcome it, but it was almost bigger than him. He died Christmas Eve twenty-six years ago, which made Christmas suck for a really long time, let me tell you. I’ve jokingly said to many around me that if you want to die, do it in June, not at Christmas.
So what is the moral here?
There isn’t one, except that only you have the answers for yourself. You have your own direct line to God and the right answers for you, and more important, you understand the difference between God’s love and evil. And because no one says this anymore, I will: May God bless each and every one of you and your families, and may your holiday be filled with joy, peace, kindness, and LOVE.
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