In today’s world with the politicizing of everything fear is a prominent part of the process. Sadly, common sense or rational reason are often absent and incredibly uncommon. I write from the perspective of my faith in God as well as my love for America and confidence in our resoluteness and ability to persevere. You may or may not agree with my perspective, but I offer it hoping to encourage some and challenge others.
We have the option of living our lives ‘controlled’ by those who have the rule and those who control the airwaves of information or misinformation or we can think for ourselves. It is my view that, after a few decades of educational transformation, many have lost the ability to deductively reason or engage in critical thinking. In short, we have made common sense uncommon. My father would have called it “horse sense” and my view is a horse has more sense than some of the things some are suggesting today.
The Democratic Party is employing the reasoning of former Obama staffer, Rahm Emanuel, “You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” That view was the outgrowth of political ideology and philosophy that is rooted in Alinsky’s teachings. It is a view that feeds on paranoia and fear. It is a view that seeks to cause people, out of fear, to abandon reason.
The Coronavirus paranoia is another of the myriad of fears the Left has been using to attempt to ‘Stop Trump.’ I am not saying it is not serious and reasoned caution needs to be employed. I am saying, it has become a tool or a political weapon the left is using to advance their agenda. The Left-Wing Media has seized upon this virus and weaponized it politically to attack Trump. Some of them, if not most of them, have been openly hoping that the virus will become a pandemic and create such havoc on our economy and society that people will abandon Trump and choose the Democrat’s pathetic offering as a leader.
The openness by the Left of hoping for a recession if not an economic depression is appalling to this American. Who, with a smidgen of moral fiber, want their fellow citizens to suffer to achieve a political goal? Who? Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Adam Schiff, Jerry Nadler, Maxine Waters, et al.
The Democrats refused to adopt the President’s suggestion of a waiving of the payroll tax for the rest of the year. Why? That would be a way to lessen the potential recession and that is not their desire. The media pundits and talking heads have been shouting from their soapboxes that the Market is plunging because of Trump’s ineptitude in responding to and handling the virus. They know that is a fabrication but with the absence of ‘common sense’ and the presence of ‘paranoia and fear,’ they are succeeding in tilting the minds of the non-thinking and fearful to their view. It must be true, after all, it was on the Internet and the News, right?
The claim by the Democrats that they are the Party of Compassion is infuriating. The talking heads are declaring, “This virus might be an opening for the Democrats.” I am appalled when anyone applauds the suffering of others. I wish no ill on any human being. I may detest everything they do and what they are, but I am completely comfortable leaving them to God’s judgment in eternity rather than hoping for and enjoying their suffering.
I have a biblical basis for that beyond, “love thy neighbor.” My basis is found in Proverbs 24:17-20 – “Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles; 18 Or the LORD will see it and be displeased, and turn His anger away from him. 19 Do not fret because of evildoers or be envious of the wicked; 20 For there will be no future for the evil man; the lamp of the wicked will be put out.”
The Stock Market’s drop or plunge was in part due to ‘oil’ not just fears over the coronavirus or COVID-19. Saudi Arabia was once the kingpin of the world’s oil production but that has shifted. America is no longer dependent on the oil production of OPEC. Now that Saudi Arabia has declared war with Russia over the price of oil, the Markets are in a panic and plunging like a rock as people scramble to cover their losses and bases in the short-term.
We are no longer energy dependent on OPEC and Saudi Arabia for our oil and gas, but we are not unaffected by what happens in that arena. We can take care of our own needs thanks to many of the moves of President Trump and allowing our technology and industry to flourish and produce.
However, since Russia is a totalitarian state, it does not produce oil like America or for the same reasons. They produce so that the government has money, not so that individuals or corporations prosper. Therefore, they seek to ‘control’ the price to enable them to make more on less production. They care not about their citizens, only about their control. Saudi Arabia’s oil is owned by the royals and they want more and more and more and realize the more they produce the more they make. Whoever controls the price of oil wins in the world’s economy.
But it is more than oil and gas or the Coronavirus that is ripping to shreds the fabric of our Republic. It is the pandering of Paranoia and Fear! It is the absence of Common Sense, Rational Reason, Logical and Critical Thinking, and Deductive Reasoning. That seems to be a lost commodity or trait in far too many today. No, I do not think I am smarter than anyone else, but I THINK! I may think wrongly at times, but I THINK!
I am cautiously optimistic that the Fear-mongering and Paranoia spreading weaponization of the Coronavirus will bite the Democrats in the gluteus maximus in November. I could be wrong, and the economy could tank and when you touch people’s money you affect their attitude.
The Democrats are hoping for an epidemic outbreak in America with a million deaths, as one former Obama staffer has suggested. That is troubling on so many fronts, it causes me to weep. Pelosi and Schumer claim falsely that, “President Trump continues to manufacture needless chaos within his administration, and it is hampering the government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak.” They offer no facts, no evidence, and no proof, but then they don’t have to because the Media takes it and runs with it and the non-thinking simply receive it as empirical truth.
They have claimed that Trump cut funding for the CDC and thus hampered the ability to respond to the virus. However, if you go to the CDC’s website you discover that the doctors overseeing the pandemic preparations are of such character and reputation that they would never allow chaos to prevail.
It is highly likely that by the time November arrives and we vote, the truth about the virus will reveal that it was less severe than reported by the Leftists and we have taken dramatic steps to corral and control it. I find myself feeling that the paranoia and fear-mongering of the Democrats and Media is far beyond truth and reality. I also find myself thinking that we are not being told everything and probably for good reason and that it is not simply a passing situation. I believe there is cause for concern, especially if you are older and have underlying health issues. However, I believe that rational reason, caution, and precautions will enable us to get through this.
On the political front, there are 31 Democratic representatives occupying seats in districts that Trump won in 2016 and they could be in jeopardy. We know that of the 18 districts that the Republicans need to flip to regain control of the House, the President won 16 of them by 5-points or more. We need to stay focused and win the White House, take back the House of Representatives and provide a filibuster proof Senate for President Trump to work with in the next four years.
The U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said recently, “We now know more about who is at risk. Average age of death for people from coronavirus is 80. Average age of people who need medical attention is age 60. We want people who are older, people who have medical conditions, to take steps to protect themselves, including avoiding crowded spaces, including thinking very carefully about whether now is the time to get on that cruise ship, whether now is the time to take that long haul flight. For most people, you’re going to be fine.”
I am not suggesting that there is no concern but rather than allowing fear to reign in our hearts and minds let’s embrace, incorporate, and exercise ‘Common Sense.’ I am praying for America and praying for everyone to VOTE for America in November and stop this lunacy!
God bless you and God bless America!