Whatever we didn’t know about the depth of corruption in our institutions before 2021, we are fast learning its true scope and, most importantly, its intent. The real pandemic of our lifetime is not the man-made virus or its variants—lurking conveniently everywhere we go and peaking at certain times of the year, say, before an election. No. It is rather the obscene hubris of a clique of pseudo-somethings who think their time to rule has finally come. Fancying themselves demigods, they are making moves to wield control over the lives of millions they deem unfit for freedom and, if necessary, life itself. It is cynical, all-encompassing, evil.
If you don’t believe me, check out what’s happening in Australia. The former penal colony has become a national prison once again practically overnight, and its people—now inmates—are taking it on the chin. The knee. The face. The soul. This is what awaits us. Australia is the prototype, the first foray into a Brave New World. But it’s also a warning; do not look away.
Like that weaponized virus, this, too, is not novel. Men, and one infamously rogue angel, have long sought the mantle of the divine. And the totalitarian nature and breakneck speed at which these events are unfolding threaten to overwhelm our senses and therefore our resistance. We feel surrounded, and in many ways we are. These are not merely interesting times to be alive. They are diabolical.
And yet we have all been chosen for such a time as this either to bear witness, to speak out, or to reverse the breakage and somehow make it whole again. An American Renaissance is MAGA, but how many of us really knew what it would take to get there? I know I didn’t...