Paul's Passing Thoughts

The Coronavirus: Let Us Sin Boldly

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on April 3, 2020

ppt-jpeg4I will start this post by sinning with sinful thoughts. I live in Ohio and am following the Coronavirus pandemic closely with my own research. However, thinking for myself and not relying totally on the new experts of our day, medical bureaucrats, is not the initiatory sin I speak of in my arsenal of total depravity, which all commoners are endowed with.

Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton is predicting a surge in Ohio that will see at least 6000 new cases a day, and perhaps as many as 10,000, by April 15th. The sinful thought follows: percentage of increase has leveled off in the past five days (18%, 17%, 14%, 16%, 14%) leading one to ask the unthinkable: Has Ohio already flattened the curve? Yes, we realize the numbers are, in reality, much higher, but we are talking about the consistent rule being used to measure percentage of increase. Has a leveling off occurred? We don’t know for certain, but the point here follows: to even hope for that based on objective criteria is sin. It is the cardinal sin of “false hope.”

By the way, that notion, in and of itself, redefines “hope” which are things that have not happened yet. Have you ever noticed that experts get a pass when they are wrong about projections that strip people of hope? If people have “false hope” bad things can happen, but somehow, false alarmism has no consequences. Where’s the balance?

Regardless of the math, one must not be tempted to blaspheme with such a question. If such pandemics are so easily defeated, what do we need Dr. Amy Action for? Furthermore, in all of this, we also see how precious the medical hierarchy is; even doctors are frowned upon if they question the unction of the medical bureaucrats from on high.

Of course, I speak of medical doctors clamoring about the dramatic results they are experiencing by treating people with hydroxychloroquine. Unfortunately, some underling doctor was chewing on a ham sandwich and it invoked a thought, which led him to grab a bottle of the 70 year old drug, dust off the bottle, and give it a try. On that day, a day that will live in infamy, the medical bureaucracy has been threatened.

Indeed, regardless of the dramatic results, the medical bureaucrats have denounced the proclamations of the doctors as “anecdotal” and not the result of “controlled studies.” Some sort of result without “control”? Oh my, we can’t have that!

Dr. Stephen Smith, founder of The Smith Center for Infectious Diseases and Urban Health, said on “The Ingraham Angle” on Wednesday night that he is optimistic about the use of antimalarial medications and antibiotics to treat COVID-19 patients, calling it “a game-changer.”

“I think this is the beginning of the end of the pandemic. I’m very serious,” Smith, an infectious disease specialist, told host Laura Ingraham.

Reports like this from frontline doctors have been pouring in, while large pharmaceutical companies have offered to donate millions of doses. The bottom line is this: the fight with Coronavirus should be a first round knockout, but the fight is being dragged out to additional rounds for purely political reasons. Just yesterday, it was discovered that massive stockpiles of N95 masks are being sold overseas resulting in skyrocketing infections of American healthcare workers.

Coronavirus has been described as this generation’s WWII, and I fully understand the Greatest Generation dismissing that as ridiculous, but there is some truth to it. Opinions about severity aside, the pandemic is being used to take America down by insiders and outside enemies.

Why is America hated by both? It is the first nation in history to be driven by individualism and not collectivism. And by the way, if our children were educated to know the difference, there wouldn’t be a Democrat party. The basis of all reality is presuppositions about mankind and all actions are driven by those presuppositions. This is the ability of mankind versus the inability of mankind.

Those who argue that this makes man the center of the universe instead of God then proceed to tell you what God says about mankind. And, whatever that presupposition is drives everything. And, watch, those who advocate God-centrality ALWAYS preface that with those who supposedly rule for God on earth. In past history, there have been those who said, “Oh yes, I believe in God-centrality and that’s why I answer to Him and not you.” Many were burned  alive on a stake accordingly. There is only one thing worse than not being obedient to God, being disobedient to his so-called “anointed” authorities.

People who hold to collectivism don’t always employ the name of God but some other superior power that they represent such as Mother Nature etc. Recently, a British royal stated that Coronavirus is Mother Nature punishing mankind by sending us to our rooms. Church claims that it is a judgment from God for not doing what the church says. But, in all, the issue is what some authority says God said.

At least in America you have the freedom to be appointed by God; just go to seminary or a liberal university and obtain a degree. It also gives you authority to speak for the state, Mother Nature, or another authority of your choosing.

“The Fall,” something that is not in the Bible, at all, by the way, is a basic notion of philosophy in religion and the secular realm. Mankind is fallen, and degree of fall determines the metaphysical pecking order. This is why caste systems saturate human history. As Americans, because of our pedigree, we look back at history and find the deification of kings and emperors bizarre, but those practices are the direct result of collectivist ideologies. Japan in the 1940’s is a contemporary example. Today, not so much as the last emperor of Japan unwittingly ordered two servings of a nuclear bomb.

America was not founded on perfect individualism, and therefore, there is a caste system, but it is based on individualism to the point that one’s position in the caste system can be earned. In other words, caste is based on upward mobility and not predeterminism of some sort. What you bring to the table as an individual determines your place in the caste system; not what family you were born into or other things. And of course, there is communism that considers the state to be the supreme power of authority. In socialism, the sole purpose of the individual is to produce for the state and one’s ability to do so determines their human value.

Those who believe in human ability will want more freedom and less government; those who believe in human inability will be afraid and look to the government as a protective parent that replaces the parents that raised them. Those who believe in human inability will see individualism as a direct threat to their wellbeing. This is where the hate comes in; you are burning their safety net with your self-reliant arrogance. People often remain in abusive relationships because they believe their abusers: “You couldn’t survive without me.” This is the same kind of unhealthy relationships people have with governments.

Herein is the problem for collectivists: the American idea has survived for too long and proved too much; hence, individualism can not be beaten with contrary ideas. It must be completely burned down with the hopes that collectivism will rise from the ashes.

Capitalism and open markets have always funded individualism and always will. Socialism, the economic engine of collectivism, insists that the economy supports the state first and whatever the commoners have left should only support their ability to serve the state. That might mean little more than three meals a day if you are lucky. Anything more than that is “selfish consumerism.” The sole purpose of any individual is to support the state and this determines the individual’s sole value as a person. Collectivists are ok with this because they get a safety net in return, that is, supposedly. A cursory view of history reveals the folly of that misinformation. At any rate, socialism is marked by the promise of “free” necessities in return for appointed work. Foolish collectivists think they can have any job they desire with the payment being free necessities. People have fallen for this ploy over and over again throughout history.

While it is true that Coronavirus is a real pandemic, it is clearly being used by many in an attempt to burn down American capitalism resulting in the rise of a collectivist safety net. In addition, while the economic system of collectivism is socialism, the politic is globalism. If the present containment policies continue, America’s GNP will be cut in half resulting in forced dependence on other countries. That’s the collectivist end-game.

Take note, what is going on with this pandemic is a real and present threat to American capitalism. And, no capitalism equals no representative republic. It may not be WWII, but it is the closest to a like struggle that we have ever had since.

With all of this said, here is some shameful hope that plunges the depths of total depravity: Donald Trump is a master of international finances and a consummate individualist. This is why he is so despised: for the collectivists, he is the worst possible person to be in charge at this time of grand opportunity presented by a pandemic. Democrats wake up every morning obsessed with defeating individualism and obtaining their goal of collectivist globalism, which always promises utopia, and delivers medieval suffering instead.

Simply stated, I cannot see Donald Trump letting the above happen on his watch. I cannot see him allowing his accomplishments of the past three years slip away. With that said, EVERY aspect of this pandemic speaks to his America first policies. If he guides us through this and the economy rebounds, the I told you so list is going to be a deathblow to the Democrat party. Trump will control the Whitehouse, Congress, and the Senate.

Let us sin boldly in hoping so.

paul

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  1. lydia00 said, on April 5, 2020 at 10:45 PM

    https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2020/04/03/brit-hume-shares-old-video-clip-from-dr-fauci-that-every-lib-critical-of-trump-should-be-forced-to-watch/

    “This is not a major threat for the people of the United States and this is not something that the citizens of the United States should right now be worried about.”

    Dr Fauci on January 21, 2020.

    Thank God Prez Trump finally decided not to listen to the gov medical experts like him, CDC and WHO and banned travel from China on Jan 31. 4 hours later Pelosi sent out a tweet saying he was a racist. and other Democrat leaders piled on saying people should go to Chinatown and party.

    We can’t trust our institutions, our “expert” bureaucrats, etc. In fact, I got so sick of hearing about how Masks don’t work, I decided to do some search about South Korea. They did institute some measures that make me very uncomfortable but the big thing there is wearing masks. Any masks. That at least helped stop the spread.

    The entire thing has been politicized in the data is horrible. There are as many models as there are pancakes at IHOP. What is lacking is basic common sense. And of course we’ve passed the Rubicon of people being grown up about risk and ruin. We don’t have many adults left. In the people who are screaming for more stuff to be close down our the ones who don’t have to worry about getting paid.

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