The Whole Armor of God

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power. Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to withstand on that evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand therefore, and fasten the belt of truth around your waist, and put on the breastplate of righteousness. As shoes for your feet put on whatever will make you ready to proclaim the gospel of peace. With all of these, take the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Pray in the Spirit at all times in every prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert and always persevere in supplication for all the saints. Pray also for me, so that when I speak, a message may be given to me to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it boldly, as I must speak. Ephesians 6:10-20.

Now more than ever, we need God to help us find the strength, courage, and wisdom to stand against the assaults on our Catholic traditions and faith.

Good read: Why doesn’t anyone talk about Sweden anymore?

This post on substack is spot on. The experts continue to be wrong and continue to spread fear. When will they understand that we can’t control the virus.

“It’s happened in countries all over the world — Vietnam, Japan, Taiwan, Australia, Mongolia — just to name a few examples. They all have been praised for their ability to “control” the virus with masks and public health measures, only to then see cases invariably skyrocket.

Incompetent media reporting and dangerously ignorant “expert” pontifications have been an infuriatingly persistent aspect of COVID messaging, with their incoherent ravings becoming increasingly desperate as time wears on.

On the flip side to inaccurate praise, the incomprehensible inability of experts to get anything right is perhaps best exemplified by Sweden.”

Read the entire article here

What we know about the Vax…

What we know (1): Vax doesn’t stop transmission. Vax doesn’t stop the variants. Vax doesn’t stop infection. Vax has limited window of effectiveness. Vax may have side effects esp in young males.

2. A Vax should produce immunity to a disease — this one clearly doesn’t and is more of a treatment. Why force healthy people to take a jab that doesn’t really work?

3. Wouldn’t a better strategy be to just Vax the most vulnerable? Shift the focus to early detection and highly effective treatments such as the FDA approved Monoclonal Antibodies. They actually work and don’t have severe side effects.

4. Why aren’t public health officials and our leaders talking about early treatments? Govenor DeSantis seems to be the only one making it easy for folks to get early and effective treatment.

5. And 1 more thing we know. Natural immunity lasts longer and actually works. Always has. Why isn’t this acknowledged? Why would anyone with natural immunity get a Vax that could have side effects when they are already protected?

Originally tweeted by BlogbyMurph (@blogbymurph) on September 10, 2021.

Turning on each other…

This started to be a good story but ended badly. Imagine rescuing a dog that was half frozen only to find out that a fellow citizen reported you to the Police for violating a Covid lockdown. Is Ireland now a police state? Are citizens turning on each other? What kind of person does this? It is way past time to end this nonsense and start living again.

Here’s the entire thread from Nicholas Clairmont…

Neesha and her little pup sibling Harley were lost on an hike, taking in the outdoor air in the Wicklow Mountains.

If you've never been to Ireland, you should understand that these are 1) right near the city where most of the country lives and 2) the most beautiful thing you've ever seen

The dogs had bolted, and the owners had only ben able to find Harley. They thought Neesha was dead. But miraculously, two doctors on a hike in Wicklow found Neesha almost two full weeks later

She lost a third of her body weight, but now she is at home, snuggled up and warm with her family.

So far, so nothing-sinister. An incredibly sweet story of a pup that got home. But what I feel like a lot of my American friends don't know is that Europeans are living under lockdown restrictions we have never had here, with actual enforcement. So the dog-rescuing hero doctor?

Well you see, in Ireland, you can't go more than 5km from your house. It's not just notional either. 8000 fines have been given out in the little 4.5 million person Republic. You really aren't allowed out. You can't meet people outside, or take a long walk

This has been the case since October, when a 6 week lockdown was announced to "save Christmas." That was extended and is now set to last until at least May. Most recently, for no scientific reason, the government has proposed lowering the 5km radius to 2km

So in the Wicklow Mountains, a boutique hotel has been offering some of the only people allowed to be regarded as people instead of just viral vectors–healthcare workers–mental health retreats. You know, because the lockdowns are psychological torture.

Pretty cool that this mountain retreat of sanity was available to the doctors, in this country where everyone is unable to see friends even outside, and police check if you are too far from your house. But wait…

Some concerned citizen, a vigilant lockdown rules-enforcer, read the heartwarming story about doctors returning a stranded dog to its family and thought they should call the police.

Turns out, the hike may have been too long, so the doctors are under investigation and the hotel shut now.

Is the fact that any of this mutual surveillance and punishment is what following the rules looks like a sign of a healthy society?

Do my American friends know that in the UK right now, you can go jog in the park, but you can't meet anyone there, and you can't sit down? Much of Europe is living in what sounds like a paranoid fantasy prediction from what people here in the US said could happen

Look at this dog. Look at her. Somebody saw this picture and thought, "Those criminals. I'm calling the cops"

For becoming a place where hotels offering retreats to exhausted doctors who save cold, sad, stranded Golden Retrievers get shut down after curtain-twitching lunatics call the police on them, Ireland currently has about the Covid death rate of Virginia.

Originally tweeted by Nicholas Clairmont (@NickClairmont1) on February 20, 2021.

Good perspective on the politics of Covid

Interesting read and perspective from Mark Oshinskie on the lockdowns being political can be found here.

Think about the following quote from the article as we continue to get misled on the Covid death toll. We always hear about the high number of deaths — now over 500k — but never that 94% of those who died had on average 2.6 comorbidities. That is a significant fact to leave out! And calls into question not only the accuracy of the death toll but the reason for misleading us.

He says this even though 99.6% of those infected, survive. Of those who die with — not from — an infection, 94% have an average of 2.6 comorbidities. 80% of deaths with Coronavirus deaths occur in people over 65. Nearly half of those are nursing home residents, half of whom normally die within five months of admission. Even 95% of those over 85 survive infection. Average age of US death, from any cause: 79 years. Average age of Coronavirus death: 80 years.

Big Tech Censors Catholics, Conservatives and any Opinions they don’t like…

Will keep a running list of Big Tech censoring anything they don’t like…

  1. Unreported Truths about COVID-19 and Lockdowns: Part3 Masks removed from Amazon without explanation. Story about the removal in the WSJ is here — talks about Twitter and Youtube censoring hundreds of thousands of Covid-19 videos including one from Dr. Scott Atlas who was an advisor to the President. My complaint to Amazon is here. These companies benefit greatly from the lockdowns and Covid-19 fear-mongering.
  2. Facebook pulled ads for the following books (read more here). Regardless of your opinion on the topics, FB should not be selectively banning these books. Kengor has written some great books, my favorite is A Pope and A President.
    • The Devil and Karl Marx by historian Paul Kengor
    • The Anti-Mary Exposed: Rescuing the Culture from Toxic Femininity by Dr Carrie Gress
    • Motherhood Redeemed: How Radical Feminism Betrayed Motherly Love by Kimberly Cook
    • Stations of the Cross for Kids
  3. Disney Cancels Gina Carano Over Tweets While Ignoring Far Worse From Others. Story is here
  4. YouTube shuts down LifeSite’s channel, every video completely gone. Story is here
  5. Project Veritas permanently suspended from Twitter. Story is here
  6. Twitter permanently bans President Trump
  7. Apple and Google remove Parler from their App stores
  8. Amazon Web Services no longer hosts Parler and permanently shuts down their servers effectively putting Parler out-of-business
  9. Amazon bans book critical of Transgender ideology — When Harry Became Sally — story is here
  10. Amazon removes popular documentary film about conservative black Justice Clarence Thomas without explanation. Amazon did this during Black History month! Story in the WSJ is here. There were 2 other similar examples presented in the article.
  11. YouTube pulls video of Gov. DeSantis and Medical experts for saying children don’t need masks — story is here