Coronavirus Lockdown: Is it Sinister – are we losing our civil liberties forever?

Coronavirus Lockdown: Is it Sinister – are we losing our civil liberties forever?

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Is the presenter of this video a “conspiracy theorist”?  A “conspiracy nut”?  Or, are those who label him thus, really the “useful idiots” of whom Lenin spoke when he described those who supported and even promoted Communism, despite the fact that it is a brutal, oppressive, authoritarian system of Government?  Are we now ushering in that same brutal, oppressive, authoritarian system of Government? Isn’t this a clear case of the fulfilment of that part of the Fatima prophecy which warned that Russia would spread her errors, the primary error being Communism?  Or is this a case of “the lady doth protest too much?”  (Shakespeare’s Hamlet). 

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  • editor

    Latest today: a plan to make us wear face masks. No way. As I keep saying, God didn’t give me these good looks for nothing. I will NOT comply with that diktat.

    And below, a link to a very interesting article over at Fox News in the USA, with a very interesting video chat included – there are actually people over there in the States who think these lockdown measures are an infringement on our civil liberties, would you believe? And that we are being prepared for an indefinite curtailment of our liberty – has anybody else noticed the sudden concerns to keep the measure in place to avoid a “second wave” of the virus, and, too, to keep them in place until a vaccine can be made available… in 2022?

    Anyone for a “conspiracy theory”?
    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/berenson-big-pivot-lockdown-strategy

    April 17, 2020 at 2:17 pm
    • Athanasius

      Editor

      We haven’t even had a first wave let alone a second one. The predition at the outset, especially from the World Health Organisation, was of a 3 or 4% death toll from Coronavirus, equating to millions dead. The count thus far after 4 months exposure is 148,000 globally. At the height of Flu season that hardly adds up to a killer pandemic. Something is very wrong here and it’s not the stats, we’re having our civil liberties suppressed for some other reason.

      April 17, 2020 at 3:16 pm
  • RCAVictor

    Editor, Athanasius, Marc…St. Alphonsus Liguori…

    I suppose I’m too late with this thought, seeing the latest exchanges and farewells, but I’ve been wondering whether a vastly different approach might be helpful.

    Marc has been attempting to understand the dogma and doctrines of the Catholic Faith intellectually, which he seems unable to do given his previous Protestant training, not to mention the usual misunderstandings. But converting to the Faith is not just an intellectual exercise where one compares one set of teachings to another and makes lists of advantages and disadvantages, truth vs. truth, etc. It is a transformation of both heart and mind.

    Therefore I wonder whether setting aside the intellectual path and pursuing a sustained program of mental prayer would help, specifically, on Our Lord’s Passion, and even more specifically, on the Stations of the Cross as composed by St. Alphonsus Liguori. With that in mind, here is a simple format:

    1. The night before you meditate, prepare your subject with 3 or so questions. For example, write down in your journal 3 points about the First Station you would like to consider.
    2. When morning arrives, place yourself in the presence of God, adding some brief prayers for the graces you would hope to receive during your meditation.
    3. Examine your 3 points and write down your thoughts in your journal.
    4. Those thoughts should include an examination of conscience regarding the topic.
    5. Form a resolution for the day.
    6. Give thanks for God’s help.
    7. Concluding prayers at your discretion.

    If this program is followed faithfully for a long period, it may eventually, depending on God and Marc’s interior disposition, result in something entirely different than the results we have seen so far…

    St. Alphonsus Liguori, pray for us!

    April 17, 2020 at 6:12 pm
    • editor

      RCA Victor,

      That’s a very good suggestion, indeed. Why didn’t I think of that.
      Don’t answer 😀

      May I suggest a simple addition – or a possible alternative, if necessary?

      Marc, this is definitely “counter-cultural” for you but why not give it a try…

      Why not pray a Hail Mary (just one) every day, to ask Our Lady to send you some help from Our Lord, to make decisions on your religious future? You could make it a personal novena – i.e. pray the Hail Mary for nine consecutive days. See what happens. If nothing happens, tell me the address of the nearest Protestant church – I’ll be the one doing the converting, not you 😀

      Remember, the beginning of the Hail Mary is simply the words of the Angel Gabriel and the words of her cousin Elizabeth, as quoted in the Gospel – the second part was added by the early Church, as a response to the scriptural verses about Our Lady… so, the prayer in total reads:

      Hail Mary, Full of Grace, the Lord is with thee.
      Blessed art thou among women,
      And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus;
      Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us, sinners,
      Now and at the hour of our death. (Amen).

      A few seconds, Marc – that’s all it takes. And, believe me, your prayers to Our Lady will definitely be answered. Our Lord will see to it 😀

      On the other hand, Our Lord would be sure to listen to St Alphonsus, as well. Or, if you do both, you could find that it’s a case of “try one, get one free” 😀

      April 17, 2020 at 9:43 pm
  • editor

    Donald Trump has redirected the US payments intended the the pro-abortion World Health Organisation to organisations which do relief work during this crisis – e.g. the Red Cross
    https://www.lifenews.com/2020/04/17/trump-sends-funds-meant-for-pro-abortion-who-to-samaritans-purse-red-cross-to-fight-coronavirus/

    Game, set and match to The Donald!

    April 18, 2020 at 9:25 am

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