A young Amish man began asking his father, a bishop in the church, why their community practiced certain traditions. Angrily his father finally responded, “You be asking too many questions!” Eventually our friend left the Amish community. The experience was liberating for him, while his wife, although she approved the departure, found leaving her community ties much more challenging.
Hearing the experience of these friends illustrates the nature of many paradigm shifts: they are freeing but force us from our comfort zones. More than that, when you start sincerely seeking the truth, you may anger the people you’d least expect.
The last 20 months, governments across the globe took unparalleled actions in the name of halting a virus. This has caused people to question many things they once took for granted. School board meetings that used to bring out four or five parents on a good night are now packed; one local meeting in my county lasted nearly six hours as parents waited to vocalize what had become all too apparent: many adults who were supposedly in the business of educating and nurturing children prioritized politics, money, and power high above the welfare of children. Science findings were repeatedly presented from peer-reviewed medical journals that did not back up the arbitrary decisions of those in power. Tone-deaf to the voice of parents and taxpayers in their district, some staff and board members were seen rolling their eyes in meetings where high school students tearfully testified of anxiety and depression caused by mandates that had no legal backing.
I remember a friend of mine, the young wife of a pastor, voicing to me her disbelief at how naive people – Christians especially – could be in supposing the government and the media had their best interest in mind. “Nobody loves you that much except Jesus!” she exclaimed.
Had I not had so many friends who are medical professionals and who clandestinely told me what they were witnessing in their hospitals and clinics, I would not have known how broken the healthcare system is. Had I not heard a missionary to Haiti talk about the CDC covering up cholera brought there by U.N. peace-keeping troops, I’d not have known how far back it held responsibility in the deaths of thousands of people. Had I not walked closely with a friend carrying the weight of working as an in-house caregiver for girls who’ve been trafficked, I might not have known how some judges and even those high up in law enforcement are themselves steeped in the business of child sex trafficking.
Had I not met parents whose children were suffering psychological ramifications from illicit mandates, I might not have known that our psychiatric facilities are presently overrun. I know more than one family personally who is trying to get a child admitted but no beds are available. One father told me their daughter was suffering from anorexia that started as a result of lock-downs because “she said it was the one thing in her life she could control.”
Had a lawless pseudo-administration not tried with all its might to force an emergency-approved gene-therapy injection erroneously marketed as a vaccine – and unlimited subsequent boosters – on its citizens, while a farmer can’t sell milk to his neighbors without a license, I might not have questioned the relevancy of our food and drug administration in guarding our personal health.
The commercials that make up the sparse television I watch are rife with advertisements of law firms looking to represent people who took a certain FDA-approved drug or who worked with some kind of FDA-approved chemical and are now suffering horrible repercussions – or who have died. Pages and pages of recalls on contaminated food are listed on the USDA web site from this year alone (many of them perishables shipped for packaging overseas and then re-imported); yet a local Amish man can’t direct sell his community organic meat unless it bears the stamp issued by a white-smocked bureaucrat who might on occasion wander into his facility.
Few Americans are living perhaps who can recall the time before there even was a CIA, but the reality is that all these “alphabet” agencies are relatively new. Generations of Americans survived and thrived without them. And in the last 20 months, they are revealing their true colors, through covid, through what happened in our presidential election, and then the set up on January 6th, led with full approval by officials and a rogue FBI.
More than any of this, I question how the same public that witnessed a governor and his sidekicks cheer the signing of a law to kill live-born babies think that these same people care about the sanctity of their own lives? How could an individual be anything other than ignorant or mad to parrot the phrase “if we save just one life” by someone who has a proven track record of actively playing a role in ending countless lives through blocking pro-life Supreme Court justices?
Many of the experts we’ve been told to trust, even to revere, we now see are inept at best. At worst, they have been weaponized against American’s own citizens. Follow the money, because the love of it is the root of all kinds of evil in our government, education, and medical industry.
Shouldn’t we the people have the freedom to question “the experts?” And when instead of answers we get only anger, might we also question why?