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The carefully developing campaign that merges “mental health, conspiracy theories, and disinformation” is very near to becoming grounds for the newest mandates that are for your safety. As you read the articles listed below it’s all too obvious to see what the talking-heads are doing to build an official case against people who think outside their toxic world views. They routinely list tabloid fake news style examples as an umbrella to justify reasons to silence any dissenting voices, hence invoking Mass Psychosis. The list of articles below show the scheme in action and it’s wise to read up on these to strategically steer clear of the mania.
Seen & Heard – Look Up These Six Articles:
# 1. Mass Psychosis: How to Create a Pandemic of Mental Illness
#2. Is a Mass Psychosis the Greatest Threat to Humanity?
#3. Conspiracy theories are a mental health crisis- No one’s talking about the complex relationship between disinformation and mental health. That changes now
#4. When you become the target of racist disinformation – Information was weaponized during the COVID-19 pandemic. It had profound mental health consequences.
#.5 How mass hysteria happens (and how to avoid the COVID-19 panic)
#6. The Dangers of Disinformation and How It Impacts Your Mental Health
A big shout out to Emilio at Red Grace Media for talking about this point on his channel this week. Christian Apologist Cornelius van Til said, “Irrationalism has a secret treaty with rationalism…” or modern man is perfectly happy contradicting himself. There is a severe lack of responsibility in dealing with truth and it has invaded all spheres of influence including the government, the church, and of course the media. Being logically inconsistent is acceptable among a significant portion of our country today. Likewise, radical skepticism is prevalent on both sides of the political paradigm, and within the truth movement itself – the movement that claims to love truth above all else – another curious contradiction. These signs are evidence of a descent into depravity that the Apostle Paul discusses so clearly as occurring to those who reject transcendent truth in exchange for contradictory notions about human autonomy, which as the Apostle explains leads to futility of mind and culture like we see forming around us today. A culture that rejects reason, consistency, true compassion, and first and foremost, rejects God. And this movement is dangerous because it demands that we all come along with them on their descent into fatalism. The good news is that we have the answer. The Gospel refutes this unbiblical attitude.
WHAT IS A NOBLE LIE?
A concept and practice that has throughout history been used as a tool for social engineering – guiding the masses in the desired direction. In politics, a noble lie is a myth or untruth knowingly told and promoted by an elite to maintain social harmony, or to advance an agenda, or both. The term suggests that the author of the narrative is deliberately deceiving the people. In Plato’s Republic, Socrates introduces the idea, “We want one single, grand lie, which will be believed by everybody… a massive untruth meant for the sole purpose of deception to create an outcome that the masses would not otherwise be willing to accept.
Example: A small group of elites desires control over a great number of free persons and their free economy. Knowing these free persons would never agree to give them that control, these elites, with their power over politicians, markets, and the law itself, orchestrate an event, or many events over many years, where fear is instilled in the people and these same elites propose the solution to that fear via their preconceived solution, which is the control they desired all along. They might say something like, ‘We all want to feel safe. Therefore, we must limit your traditional freedoms just for a little while (2 weeks?) to keep the bad men from reaching you at home, or to keep the new illness from reaching you at your home or infecting someone you love.’
If people can be made to believe the lie, or made too afraid to dissent, they will be strongly motivated toward compliance – whether they’re true believers or not.
Understanding psychology very well, these elites know that their lie, or myth, must be one that creates a feeling of national or civic identity that is grounded in a singular purpose – we’re all in this together. Likewise, there must be a feeling of dread that comes and goes. A lot of fear, followed by a little relief, and then more and more fear, followed by the promise of a little relief. A dismantling of a vibrant and healthy economy with fear and force, followed by a little relief in the form of a check or a couple months’ relief for your failing small business. A global show of force in the form of lockdowns and lock-ups for those who dissent, followed by the promise of a return to ‘freedom’ in our ‘new safer normal’. But, doesn’t this sound kind of like what narcissistic abusers do to their victims.
Ingrid Clayton Ph.D. with Psychology Today says, “Trauma-bonding is a hormonal attachment created by repeated abuse, sprinkled with being “saved” every now and then. This type of conditioning is intuitively exploited by narcissists. They are masters at giving us just enough and then ripping it all away. A Trauma-bond is formed in conjunction with gaslighting, [shaming], and manipulation designed to make us question our reality.
On the other hand, there must be consequences for those who see the lie properly identify it as a lie, and refuse to bond with their abuser. These people are dangerous to the abuser, or the movement. Their ideas must not be allowed to reach the people. The narcissist husband must not allow the abused wife to speak to anyone reasonable, or if she does, her abuser will make her think that opinion is simply crazy – or he will threaten her isolation or violence (lockdowns, or jail time).
Dissenting opinions must not be tolerated. In fact, in an authoritarian narcissistic overthrow of a free nation, all debate must be canceled and truth must be co-opted and sold back to the people as a brand – as an offer you can’t refuse. Follow our movement or starve. Leave me and I’ll kill you.
How can dissent be effectively managed and true debate be silenced in a nation that had previously flourished because of its robust public debate?
Controlling the minds of the people. Psychologically managing the minds of the masses to reject debate, to act on feelings rather than truth, to hate the one who disagrees with the “experts,” to call anyone with a dissenting opinion a conspiracy theorist, and to shame them with guilt by association, to learn to love the state because the state has all the solutions. As Huxley wrote in Brave New World, to learn to love their servitude.
It has been said often these days, “People are basically good and we all just want the truth.” But, is this true? Do people really want the truth? Are we all basically good? If people were basically good and we all just wanted the truth, do you think our world would look any different than it does right now? That’s evidence for your senses: for your eyes and ears, that the world follows its own agenda of fear and darkness. How about some Biblical evidence:
19 “This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. 20 “For everyone who does evil hates the Light and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. 21 “But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in (originated in, have come from) God.”
Establishing Dominance Through Psychology
The Initiation into Technocracy, Gnostic Darwinism, and Social Utopianism involve:
– Reframing reality (austerity of thinking)
– Abundance is oppression
– Narratives are truth
– Return to primacy (childlike dependence)
– Remove continuity
– Ambiguous threats (Perpetual state of dread)
– Removal of purpose (dependence on the state)
– Denounce logic
– Scientism replaces the scientific method
– Only approved experts are authoritative
– Flaunting dominance (flouting their own rules)
– Creating a ‘faith-based’ society (worship of state)
From the article: Mass Psychosis: How to Create an Pandemic of Mental Illness
Intentional sowing of fear resulting in long periods of panic results, followed by promises and insignificant gifts from those in power causes waves of terror, and it doesn’t matter if the “terror” in question is real or fictitious. Each round of fear is followed by a round of calm.
Contradictory reports, nonsensical recommendations, and blatant lies are deployed intentionally because it increases confusion. The more confused a population is, the greater the state of anxiety, which reduces the ability to cope with the crisis. As the ability to cope withers, the more unhealthy the society becomes.
After a short period of calm, the threat level is elevated again – each round or wave of fear more intense than the one before. Over time, it becomes easier and easier to control everyone as confusion and anxiety give way to the false hopes presented by those in power. The Noble lie, monotonously repeated, has more of an emotional appeal … than logic and reason.
The Rise of Technocracy
The adversary’s game has not changed. Technology is the only difference today. The vast amount of opportunities to incite fear and manipulate people’s thinking has never been greater or more effective. It’s easier than ever to control the flow of that information. Modern technologies also have addictive qualities, so many voluntarily expose themselves to brainwashing. The senses are continually overloaded with stimuli. Man doesn’t learn to question his world anymore. The screen offers him answers already made.”
The ultimate tool to induce psychosis is isolation.
A society kept in isolation from each other descends into madness as rational thought is obliterated.
Once a society is firmly in the grip of mass psychosis, totalitarians are free to take the last, decisive step: They can offer a way out; a return to order. The price is your freedom… unless they are granted total control, they won’t be able to create the order everyone craves.
This order, however, is a pathological one, devoid of all humanity… demanding strict conformity and blind obedience. [end of article]
The Noble Lie is founded on deception. Therefore, Globalists, Neo-Darwinians, and Social Utopians know they need to produce huge lies. They know that in order to get control of men’s minds you must first, remove God as a viable option and then, provide a sensual option that replaces eternal truth. Replace eternal truth with pragmatism. Replace a constant with a variable. What is the death toll today? Does it make you feel afraid… sad… anxious?
There is a moral breakdown in the world and mankind must find a way to get everyone walking in the same direction without Jesus Christ -which is an ever-increasing error. The globalist, technocratic, materialist, the utopian answer is The Noble Lie – A Great Reset, the Agenda for the 21st Century, The New Normal, etc…
This is how great lies are accepted by stunned masses. An existential crisis is presented, often only in the hyper-real world of screens, with a period of induction or initiation to the fear and then a ready solution is rolled out; over and over and over.
MASS FORMATION PSYCHOSIS – or… mass hypnosis- the madness of crowds
Robert W Malone MD, MS – Dec 9, 2021
This form of mass hypnosis, the madness of crowds, describes how about 20-30% of the population in the western world become entranced with the Noble Lie or specific dominant narratives propagated and enforced by politicians, by the approved experts, pharmaceutical companies, and MSM.
What we can now see clearly is that a large fraction of the population is completely unable to process new scientific data and facts demonstrating that they have been misled about nearly every element of the pandemic mitigation response. There is a massive segment of our society that is so entranced that they’re unable to recognize lies and misrepresentations they’re being force-fed on a daily basis. What’s worse, they will actively attack anyone who dares to challenge the data/propaganda that they have chosen to idolize. Truth and thoughtful analysis has become anathema to the new religion of groupthink. For those who have lost friends or had family members cut ties because they’ve fallen into the new global control cult, this can be a source of deep anguish, sorrow, and psychological pain. It’s similar to watching friends and loved ones being seduced into Scientology, a UFO cult, or the Manson Family.
Dr. Malone says, “It is with those souls in mind that I included a discussion of the mass formation theory of Dr. Mattias Desmet, a psychologist and a statistician at the University of Ghent in Belgium.”
MASS FORMATION PSYCHOSIS or “crowd” formation
The conditions to set up mass formation psychosis include lack of social connectedness and sensemaking as well as large amounts of latent anxiety and passive aggression. When people are inundated with a narrative that presents a plausible “object of anxiety” and strategy for coping with it, then many individuals group together to battle the object with a collective single-mindedness. This allows people to stop focusing on their own problems, avoiding personal issues or problems. Instead, they focus all their thought and energy on this new object [Please keep in mind, this works BOTH WAYS. The truth community (including the Qanon cult, Mandela Effect, and Flat Earth Communities] is notorious for producing this phenomenon. NOTE: I did not say anything about the validity of these claims, I only said their movements are rampant with this kind of thinking. If you feel triggered by having your views challenged, you might want to find out why that is. If you get triggered about whether someone says the virus exists or does not exist, or if you feel triggered when someone says that Qanon is just as destructive as BLM, then you might be just as entranced as the other side – please evaluate yourself for these symptoms.]
As mass formation progresses, the group becomes increasingly bonded and connected. Their field of attention is narrowed and they become unable to consider alternative points of view. Leaders of the movement are revered, and can do no wrong [Does this sound familiar? We are ALL vulnerable to this kind of emotional, black and white thinking.].
Left to fester, a society under the spell of mass formation will support a totalitarian governance structure capable of otherwise unthinkable atrocities in order to maintain compliance. NOTE: mass formation is different from groupthink. There are easy ways to fix groupthink by giving dissenting voices a fair hearing in debate. With mass formation, even when the narrative falls apart, the hypnotized crowd can’t break free of the narrative. This is what appears to be happening now with the current public debate on the scientific merits of lockdowns, mandatory jabs, and the overall shame campaign against anyone who challenges the narratives of the social utopians. What happens when many people are challenging the narrative? The solution for those in control of the narrative is to produce bigger and bigger lies to prop up the solution. Those being controlled by mass formation no longer are able to use reason to break free of the group narrative. Like the world banks, their lie has simply become too big to fail.
How could this happen? A neverending deluge of data and cases, and deaths, and variants, and calls for social justice, and shaming, and repeat, repeat, repeat… Additionally, through MSM and government channels continuously repeating the message the followers and true believers of the movement are further trauma bonded to the state, to these leaders galvanizing their particular in-group.
Studies suggest that mass formation follows a general distribution:
30% are brainwashed, hypnotized, indoctrinated by the group narrative
40% in the middle are persuadable and may follow if no worthy alternative is perceived
30% fight against the narrative.
Those that rebel and fight against the narrative, become the enemy and a primary target of aggression. Thoughtfully, and reasonably speaking out against it helps to break the hypnosis of some, and might persuade those in the middle to reject mindlessness [once again, please don’t think this can’t happen to you. If you say you’re immune to mass formation, that is the first sign that you might already be hypnotized by opportunists on your own side.].
Dr. Desmet suggests that for something this big, the only way to break the mass formation psychosis is to give the crowd something bigger to focus on. He believes that totalitarianism may be that bigger issue. In fact, global totalitarianism may be the biggest issue of our time [I agree that totalitarianism is a big issue in our time. However, the answer is not to simply identify the problem over and over. We must bring the solution to the world.
YOU CAN CALL IT MASS PSYCHOSIS, MENTICIDE, EVIL, AND BLAME THE ELITE BUT YOU’VE SOLVED NOTHING.
Mass psychosis is not the cause, it’s the effect. Menticide is not the cause, it’s the effect. Evil is not a cause, it is an effect.
We know the effect. Everyone can see the effect. What we need is to properly identify the cause. The cause is sin. The effect of sin is a darkened mind. Repentance and God’s grace is the answer. Through repentance, and obedience to God we will have the strength and minds to recover our nation. But, if we continue to misidentify the effect as the cause, we will languish in error and fall further into national depravity.
Mass Psychosis: How to Create a Pandemic of Mental Illness
A quote attributed to Gustave Le Bon, a French social psychologist renowned for his study of crowds,
“The masses have never thirsted after truth. They turn aside from evidence that is not to their taste, preferring to deify error, if error seduce them. Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victim.”
…the characteristics of human crowds and how people tend to relinquish active critical thought in favor of unconsciously moving with the crowd.
Carl Jung said,
“It is not for nothing that our age cries out for the redeemer personality, for the one who can emancipate himself from the grip of the collective psychosis and save at least his own soul, who lights a beacon of hope for others, proclaiming that here is at least one man who has succeeded in extricating himself from the fatal identity with the group psyche.”
Therefore our culture presents ready-made “Messiahs” or liberated wise men preaching the virtues of autonomy.
Liberty is a God-given right, like your ability to walk or think clearly. It ought to be recognized as God-given and thus, treated as such, expressed in love and protected with bold faithful force. We’re all born into a war. This war is spiritual and the strategy is information. There is no higher information than Jesus Christ is King! Anyone not engaging the battle on those terms has misjudged the conflict and the adversary. We must speak the truth and accept the consequences. We’re not the first ones to have to take a risk for that which is decent and morally upright. It’s a good time to remind those who are overwhelmed by data, the death counts, and the dread to stop living by emotion and stop idolizing experts. These things all waver. The messages from the experts of the day are expedient messages that change according to the daily needs of those elites who desire more control over you and those you love.
What is the most dangerous threat to your family today, in this world right now? It’s not a virus, it’s not an extremist, it’s not asteroids, aliens, or the unvaccinated. The greatest threat to you and your loved ones right now is a politician who thinks his power is absolute and a society that will not challenge him. If the government presumes to have jurisdictional authority over the church, families, businesses, or bodies, then they are derelict of their duty and subject to replacement.
The only counter-narrative to the propaganda is The Gospel! That is the only truth you can stand on publicly forever. The only real push for freedom comes from the open preaching of the Gospel which they are trying to limit right now. The Gospel is the power. We must carry against all odds.
Unbelief and Its Consequences
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them… so that they are without excuse. 21 For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools… 28 And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind… 32 and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.
There appears to be an organized effort to marginalize and compartmentalize any thought that does not harmonize with the new so-called progressive thought. A movement to label anyone who does not agree with the official narrative(s) of social justice, overreaching health authorities, etc… If you seek out facts and information that is contrary to this new movement for total control of thought and lifestyle, you might just be called a crazy conspiracy theorist and associated with unreasonable movements like Qanon, Mandela Effect, or Flat Earth. We’re seeing it all over the place. Debate is being squashed by simply associating any dissent with the worst of its fringes and calling it mental illness. This is an old tactic being deployed with new far-reaching technology. Today, the term conspiracy theory is shorthand for mental illness. A convenient tool for shutting down communication, debate, and dissent.
The Left’s Long History of Declaring Political Dissidents “Mentally Ill”
Conspiracy theories are a mental health crisis
Clips from the article in italics – my notes in regular;ar font
Every day, people who spend time online face a deluge of conspiracy theories, misinformation, and disinformation… Thanks to algorithms, like the ones that drew many into QAnon, people quickly slip into dark corners of the internet and find a community of believers, or even zealots, who swear they’ve discovered hidden truths and forbidden knowledge… Conventional wisdom says media literacy, fact-checking, and critical thinking skills are the best weapons against those impulses.
Take note here, this is all very true. We should all be aware of our own presuppositions and biases when we consider new information. However, what you will see from this article, like so many others currently, obviously present in the bias of the article is the implicit assumption that this advice is only relevant for those on the political right, or those who are politically indifferent but tend to question the message and motives of the progressive left. As you can see from this selection, after the good advice a seed is planted that will eventually blossom into a full-grown charge of mental illness. Gaslighting anyone who challenges the dream of a new social utopia.
Yet this approach rests on the dangerous assumption that people’s emotional and psychological well-being has little bearing on their vulnerability to far-fetched ideas, elaborate lies, and cunning propaganda. In fact, recent research suggests that their mental health can influence what they’re willing to believe… Studies have shown that conspiracy theories appeal to people with unmet psychological needs. They crave knowledge, desire safety and security, and need to maintain positive self-esteem. Conspiracy theories, which may sometimes be true, help explain the unknown, giving people a deep sense of satisfaction.
Notice how the argument is subtly moving in the direction of a label of mental illness – regardless of the validity of the “theory.” Truth be damned! If you question Big Brother you are not a good person, in fact, you might just be broken. You’re just not a good influence on our new utopian culture. The gaslighting ramps up.
Past research shows conspiracy theories are associated with anxiety, social isolation, and negative emotions. Now a new wave of research conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic suggests a plausible connection between uncertainty, anxiety, and depression and an increased likelihood of believing conspiracy theories… Insight was plentiful on YouTube, Facebook, Telegram, Twitter, and other media platforms where grifters, hucksters, and conspiracy theorists peddled the truth as they saw it to people who wanted what few could offer: certainty. That confidence became an antidote to the misery of not knowing what might come next.
Once again, a dose of truth here that no one will deny. These places are full of nonsense and opportunists who aim to sell you their brand of truth. But, we can already see where this is heading: Who are they talking about? Is the article’s writer, Rebecca Ruiz, going to objectively diagnose both sides of this problem? Will the editorial staff over at Mashable do their job and ensure objectivity in their news product? Now, let’s be fair, if this was purely an opinion piece we could probably let it go and chalk it up to the left-right paradigm playing out in the Op-Eds. However, the website categorized the piece under, “Life > Health & Wellness > Mental Health.” We expect objectivity on matters of well-being. I’m not holding Rebecca accountable for razor-sharp scientific reporting here (although we could), however, when reporting on mental health and making claims about who might be suffering and why, if your politics colors your reporting here, your reporting must be exposed as uselessly biased. Once again, in fairness, we all have biases, presuppositions, and we know without a doubt that neutrality is a myth. But, that’s what is meant by RESPONSIBLE reporting. When reporting on issues like this, we expect the most sincere effort of objectivity, fairness, and sympathy for all sides of the argument.
People who immerse themselves in this swamp of “polluted information,” particularly those with a deep attachment to QAnon, have anecdotally expressed a preoccupation with and distress over solving riddles and clues, waiting anxiously for predictions to come true, fractured relationships with loved ones over their beliefs, and increased isolation. If their mental health hadn’t been poor prior to their involvement in these online communities, it seemed to decline the deeper they got. Their friends and family have noticed. In one subreddit dedicated to people who’ve lost a friend or family member to QAnon, posters frequently despair over losing their loved one to what they often describe as a cult.
I certainly would not disagree with this assessment of Qanon: a movement of those who identify on the right side of the socio-political spectrum. The article goes on to give the account of one woman, a British college student, Lelia Hay, who discovered Qanon at the beginning of the pandemic. The article states that she was already experiencing anxiety before finding Q, but that during her time locked down at home,
“…she quickly became absorbed in investigating these claims. Stressed and isolated from loved ones, she fell deeper into the abyss… Because my brain was already used to convincing me that the worst was going to happen (health problems, failure, poverty, etc), it is not surprising to think that it (her brain) would also convince me that the world was a much darker place… There is not much worse than believing the world is run by cannibalistic, satanic, blood-drinking pedophiles who are responsible for looking after the healthcare and education of our children. It made me want to protect the ‘victims,’ although I knew there was no way to do that.”
Notice anything here? The problem is all in her brain. She is presented to us as already suffering what they have defined as mental illness. Therefore, what the article suggests is that when people recognize the truth of the world as fallen, that man’s heart is wicked, and that sin and evil are rampant on the earth, that if that person responds by embracing Q, they are mentally ill. However, what is implicit in this article is, if a person responds to the same stimuli and embraces BLM, or any other Neo-Marxist movement, they are stable, sane and rightly addressing the problem. Objectivity is glaringly absent. There is a giant hole in the space where responsibility should be.
Lelia stated, “Because my brain was already used to convincing me that the worst was going to happen (health problems, failure, poverty, etc)…”
Is it just her brain? Or has she perhaps had a bit of nudging in that direction by this same media that purports to be objectively concerned about her well-being? Is it possible that Lelia’s anxiety is the result of a very real global campaign of mind-shaping toward a more helpless and more easily controlled state of being?
Are the dangerous, family-busting fringe movements only found on one side of this argument? Are there any movements that are equally or even worse for indoctrinating minds into submission to causes that are unhealthy for individuals and nations?
Here’s the truth about BLM and other dangerous Neo-Marxist movements that these articles will not mention because they are NOT objective and they are NOT concerned about well-being:
Marxism dehumanizes all persons, demoralizes all relationships, and decivilizes all institutions.
Dehumanizing all persons. No one is anything more than his or her DNA and appearance, plus whatever animal instincts he happens to feel at a given time. From this comes identity politics, racial and sexual polarization, group victimhood, and group guilt. This logically results in demoralizing relationships.
Demoralizing all relationships. Since individuals are mere meat in motion, and existence is mere randomness, morality as all the world religions have known is gone. No two people can interact on the basis of objective right and wrong. What’s right or good is instead the mere product of quantitative mass (how many people want it) times qualitative intensity (how much emotion they express). Dignity, property, marital and family ties, marketplace exchanges, contracts and promises, tradition and heritage, vulnerability, duty, love, and life itself — all go to zero.
Decivilizing all institutions. People and relationships having thus been zeroed out. Institutions of whatever sort, including communities or nations, obviously cannot stand either. An institution is but an agreement or understanding entered into by people, meant to outlive them and endure through time, all of which is viewed as absurd and dissolves under the acid of dialectical materialism. All bets are off.
Civis, Latin for city, which gives rise to our ideas of civilization and civility, civics and the citizen, goes on the ash heap of history.
Language, the institution enabling people in communities to communicate — even to seek and express truth — gets trashed as well.
Truth is whatever one wants it to be. Plain speaking must bow to political correctness.
Does that sound healthy to you? Is that what they mean when they say well-being? Mostly, no. Most of these folks writing these articles are following orders to produce a certain kind of content and have no idea the gravity of their choice to stop being thoughtful and approaching these issues with great care. But, if your worldview is materialism, and there is no God and transcendent source of morality, then even the journalists are susceptible to falling for the same misinformation, indoctrination, and mental illness that Rebecca Ruiz claims to be exposing in her article. This is an example of how one side is presented in an effort to demonize the other. That’s not reporting. That is propaganda – by definition. The article states this about Lelia,
“Her obsession with the conspiracy theories subsumed her other interests, like music, movies, and reading. She spent so much time looking at QAnon content online that she experienced frequent headaches and used eye drops to relieve dryness.”
Are we being led to believe that this is ubiquitous among all those who fall into wrongthink? Does anyone who falls into a socially destructive, mentally enslaving Neo-Marxist movement (like BLM) find peace of mind, well-being, and truth?
When you search the internet for articles and examples of the same claims of mental illness within those who found BLM online during the pandemic, you find almost nothing. Do we really think that is because no one has fallen into BLM the same way Lelia Hay fell into Q? Of course not. There is an obvious media storm to portray anyone who questions the motives of the far left orgs as mentally ill. That’s the game that’s being played right now. If you are not one of us (the Prog. Left, antiracist, social utopians) then you aren’t well and can’t be trusted to make your own decisions. Who is being de-platformed and censored wholesale on social media and YouTube? It certainly ain’t BLM. That tells you something that you don’t need to be a conspiracy theorist or a sociology expert to understand. Dissent is being marginalized as mental illness and THAT is a dangerous point we’ve come to.
What is our duty as Christians?
It is our duty as Christians to discern properly the times in which we are living. Is this a time for silence or speaking out loudly? A time for peace or for war?
A Time for Everything
1 There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven—
Man’s laws have nothing to say about God’s will. He is sovereign in the times of good and the times of evil. The beginning was in His word, and the ending was, too. Everything under heaven is thus changeable, but in heaven there is an unchangeable state, and an unchangeable counsel concerning these things. His decree has made all things occur according to His good pleasure and He will judge the unrighteous. To those in Christ He has given mercy already.
2 A time to give birth and a time to die;
A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted.
A time for God to plant a nation… and a time to pluck up a nation to make room for another, a time to pluck up and to destroy, when that nation has rejected its redeemer… when that which was planted has grown fruitless and useless, it is time to pluck it up.
3 A time to kill and a time to heal;
A time to tear down and a time to build up.
Solomon did not tell us there was a time for murder – premeditated. But there is a time kill.
A time to kill, when the judgments of God are brought on a nation, but, in repentance, through His mercy, then there is a time to heal, to comfort a people after the time that he has afflicted them. How would anyone understand God’s mercy without His wrath? There is a time when it is the wisdom of rulers to use severe methods, but there is a time when it is as much their wisdom to take a more gentle course and to apply themselves to remedies, not damages.
4 A time to weep and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn and a time to dance.
A time when God’s providence calls us to mourn, as in times of common calamity and danger – a time when it seems absurd to laugh, and dance, and make merry, but then, on the other hand, there is a time when God calls us to cheerfulness, a time to laugh and dance, and then he expects we should serve him with joyfulness and gladness of heart. Observe, The time of mourning and weeping is put first, before laughter and dancing, because we must first sow in tears and then reap in joy. If you are in mourning right now, in distress at all, know this: God has Promised that joy comes after the pain. John 16:22 “Therefore you too have grief now; but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.
5 A time to throw stones and a time to gather stones;
In the ancient world they commonly scattered stones on an enemies’ land to hinder farming.
A time to cast away stones, by breaking down and demolishing fortifications, in times of peace… but there is a time to gather stones together, for the building of fortresses… A time for old towers to fall, as in Siloam (Lu. 12:4), and for the temple itself to be so ruined that not one stone should be left upon another; but also a time for towers and monuments too to be built, when national affairs prosper.
A time to embrace and a time to shun embracing.
A time to embrace a friend when we find him faithful, but a time to refrain from embracing when we find he is unfair or unfaithful, and that we have cause to suspect him…
6 A time to search and a time to give up as lost;
A time to keep and a time to throw away.
A time to keep, when we need it and cannot afford in good conscience to lose it. But there may come a time to give it all up, when we are called in love to God to lose what we have, specifically if we must deny Christ and wrong our consciences to keep it – when love to ourselves may require us to lose it when it is for the saving of our lives, as it was when Jonah’s mariners heaved their cargo into the sea.
7 A time to tear apart and a time to sew together;
A time to be silent and a time to speak.
A time when it becomes us, and is our wisdom and duty, to keep silence, if we might waste our words on those who cannot hear it or when we might speak more words than we ought to, but there is also a time to speak for the glory of God and the edification of others – when our silence would betray a righteous cause – it is a Christian’s duty to know when to speak and when to hold our peace.
8 A time to love and a time to hate;
A time to love – to be friendly, to be free and cheerful. But there may come a time to hate, when we will have just cause to cut ties with some that have been our friends or our nation – when we have found a reason that is hard for us to even admit. We cannot be parties to open rebellion and sin.
A time for war and a time for peace.
A time of war, when God draws the sword for judgment and, when men draw the sword for justice and the maintaining of their rights, when there is in the nations a disposition to war – let us pray for a time of peace, when the sword of the Lord shall be sheathed there will be no war, when there is on all sides a disposition to peace. War shall not last always, neither will peace be lasting in a fallen world.
Christian, understand what time it is in which we are living. These verses exhort us to take full advantage of the time God gives us (Ephesians 5:16, Colossians 4:15). “Many a man loses his soul, as Saul lost his kingdom, by not discerning his time. Esau came too late; so did the foolish virgins with their empty lamps.
Is this a time for silence?