Thursday, March 1, 2012

It's Been Awhile, but I Couldn't Let This Go Today

The system. Yes, I'm going to go all libertarian here, and blaspheme almost everything established. What is the longest word in English? Antidisestablishmentarianism? Well I'm gonna lose the second of the double negatives and call myself a disestablishmentarian, even though I've got nothing to do with the Church of England. Their big beef was the involvement of government in worship, just like many other "radical" groups throughout history, including some of my ancestors that came over on the Mayflower, although some of their practices got a little extreme and possibly warped our nation's mindset about most of our natural body functions and other lovely stuff. That aside, they were a strong and courageous group, and if they thought government was big back then, they are rolling over in the graves now.

Government in our schools. I'm all about "give unto Caesar what is Caesar's" as Jesus said in three of the four gospels. Our public schools are public, and I'm not getting my panties in a wad about the Ten Commandments being allowed or not. Personally, I'd hope my kids could refrain from killing, coveting, swearing, adultering, and building idols in the cafeteria even without the tablets hung on the wall in the lobby. However, I'm hearing increasingly disturbing anecdotes of discrimination against Christian kids, teachers, and an overall ANTICHRISTian attitude. That's right, I said it. Not to mention the abhorrent legislation that continues to demand better, more impossible results while depriving the well-meaning administrations and teachers of the resources they so desperately need. Not to mention how everyone seems to expect schools to parent our kids without giving them any authority to follow through. Want to know how you make a sociopath?

Healthcare. Insurance companies. Big Pharma. What is their DEAL?

The food we are being poisoned with. Corporate backers behind our presidential candidates and almost everyone in any position of influence. The scary, mandatory farm census that my inlaws were sent for the first time this year. Yikes, USDA. I may be a little apocalyptically-minded, but I'd also like to think I'm clearheaded. I see where this could go. It's like every one of these "national defense" laws that are actually setting up the American people to be an eventual enemy of the government. Yikes is right.

I'm not building a bunker in my basement. We don't even have enough supplies for a decent three days if one of these ever-more-frequent earthquakes or tornadoes were to stop by. We don't own guns, and my hopes of a garden are limited by our tiny, tiny yard. Don't label me crazy, please, although a running joke around here is how valuable my husband's construction and mechanic skills, and my medical training could be after the apocalypse. One of our favorite shows is The Walking Dead. I don't think I'm to the level of Doomsday Preppers by any means. Them people is NUTS.

Matthew 24, Mark 13, Luke 21. Read them. I'm not saying next week, year, or even during my lifetime, but it shouldn't take a TV evangelist to put a little bug in your ear about the coming days.

Mark 13:29 - "Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that it is near, right at the door."

Crazy Aislynn out. I've got to go see a man about a gas mask ;)