This week has been something to behold. The email and sex scandals that have plagued this presidential election have done a great deal of harm to this country. However, one positive is that it has laid bare the propaganda machines of the world.
Propaganda: Information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.
The world systems are almost entirely controlled by those who hold a secular worldview. And they spend untold resources brainwashing us with its presuppositions and propaganda. The “Affordable” Care Act is turning out to be anything but, with premiums rising by 15% to over 100% in 2017.
A couple of years ago I wrote that anyone who said they knew exactly how the next period of instability was going to unfold was engaging in a fool’s game. That statement came from a position of experience, and not a pleasant one. I played that game between 2006 and 2012 – and lost. It was because of a sense of pride that crept in due to having a little success predicting the Great Recession. I needed (and received) a lesson in humility.
Seriously… Whoever thought we would see this kind of chaos in our Presidential election? OK. I admit it, I expected a high level of confrontation, but not this intense and not in this cycle. This confrontation has spilled into the nation at large and most definitely into the Christian community. If there is one statement that I’m hearing over again, it’s, “I’m standing on my principles!”
There are many reasons why only one out of ten thousand people who begin martial arts training obtain their black belt. One of them is that good instructors relentlessly drill their students until they “find their feet.” That is because unless you are solid and balanced on your feet, nothing else that follows matters. Now… there is a life principle worth understanding.
Because I am just getting started, I want to set expectations on what you will receive when an update lands in your inbox. I understand that it is not pleasant to expect one thing and get something entirely different. In fact, I have a formula that I use to define it. It will help you understand why this is the topic of my second post…
Lord knows (and many of you do too) that this isn’t my first rodeo when it comes to blogging. I have blogged before, and even dabbled with dougtjaden.com two years ago. At that time I felt it was premature, and sure enough I stopped blogging after a few months. Something was missing and I didn’t want to just write for the sake of exercising my fingers. So, what has changed? More than I can even begin to explain, but I’ll try…