There’s a saying that has become common among the people who believe that it’s time to end the coronavirus lockdown: “The cure can’t be worse than the disease.” Another saying that has become mainstream is, “How many lives are you willing to sacrifice to prevent one coronavirus death?”
Even though our economic system has been thrown into chaos, there are still several state governors and other government officials who insist that we must continue to destroy our economy because some people might die and other people might get sick. These government officials apparently aren’t worried that because of the lockdown, some people might starve, suffer from depression, commit suicide, lose their jobs, lose their homes, lose their businesses, and go bankrupt.
One of the statements that we’ve heard from these government officials is, “If we can save even one life, it will have all been worthwhile.”
The same government officials who make that statement have never been concerned about the millions of lives that have been lost because of abortion. They couldn’t care less about the murder of unborn babies.
If they were honest with themselves and the people they represent, they would apply the same standard that they’re applying to the coronavirus crisis to auto-accident deaths. Why haven’t they ordered everyone to stop driving? If we can save at least one life by not driving, it will have all been worthwhile, right?
And why don’t they order everyone to stay home and never go out in public because if they go out in public, some of them might end up getting killed by criminals. If we can save at least one life by prohibiting people from going out in public, it will have all been worthwhile, right?
And while they’re at it, they may as well order the closing of all factories, construction projects, and farming operations because when workers are around heavy machinery, they might get killed. If we can save at least one life by prohibiting factory workers, construction workers, and farmers from being around heavy machinery, it will have all been worthwhile, right?
In his book, “A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles.” Thomas Sowell wrote, “There are no solutions. There are only trade-offs.”
When attempting to solve a problem, there are always trade-offs that must be considered before taking action. When it comes to dealing with the coronavirus crisis, many of our government officials are doing everything in their power to avoid considering what the trade-offs are to the lockdown of our economy.
Instead of engaging in a rational discussion of what trade-offs they are willing to allow and not allow, they shut down the conversation by accusing their opponents of not caring about people dying from the virus.
Why do these government officials behave this way? One reason is because they actually believe that they are superior to the people they are oppressing. They look at themselves as real leaders who have been chosen to rule over those who are intellectually inferior to them. They behave as though they are shepherds — the chosen ones — whose job is to corral, confine, and control the less fortunate, inferior sheep who they have jurisdiction over.
In reality, these government officials are wolves who have no problem using force and imprisonment to make sure that the people that they rule over remain submissive and compliant.
There is one truth that the wolves don’t want to ever think about or acknowledge. That truth is that they — the wolves — are going to die someday, and when they die, their brains and their bodies are going to become food for worms. They can’t stand the thought of dying. Why else would some of them make arrangements to have their brains frozen after they die? They do that because they want to preserve their superior brains for the future good of mankind. They believe that the know-how and technology will someday exist to allow them to be reincarnated, so they can again use their great and infallible minds to benefit society.
The wolves among us may not be fully aware of their own fears, but deep down, they fear death. Why do they fear death? Because they do not believe in Almighty God and the eternal reward that He promised to those who love Him and are faithful to Him. To the wolves, the end of their existence will be when they die.
How do they compensate for their fear of dying? By doing everything in their power to appear to be important and to be praised and held in high esteem by others.
What is the primary means they use to become important and to generate praise from others? It’s simple. They act as though they genuinely care about others by giving them money for food, housing, healthcare, and other goodies. Their voters then believe that they really do care about them and, in turn, the voters perceive the wolves as being merciful.
But there’s a catch. The wolves are never merciful with their own money and resources. Instead, they are perceived as being merciful by using other people’s money and resources to benefit their voters.
The wolves mimic what the Catholic Church has described as the corporal works of mercy, which are, feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, visit the sick, visit the imprisoned, and bury the dead.
The wolves prove that they care deeply about others by following the Catholic Church’s playbook concerning the corporal works of mercy. They feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, take care of the sick, free criminals from prison, and force property owners to allow people to live in the property owners’ houses, apartments, and hotels for free or for discounted rates.
While they appear to others as being merciful, in reality, the wolves use their power to confiscate the earnings of their hard-working subjects, so they can buy the votes of the people who have become dependent on them for their food, housing, and healthcare.
The favors that the wolves perform for their voters are not true works of mercy. They are feigned works of mercy.
The word “feign” means “to represent fictitiously” or “to imitate deceptively.”
To show you how evil the wolves are, while they perform their feigned works of mercy, they act as though their caring and thoughtful behavior is equivalent to the modern-day feigned works of mercy, which include,
● Gay marriage (for people who really do love each other),
● Abortion (for women, men, and couples who do not want to be burdened by a pregnancy or a child), and
● Fornication, adultery, pornography, homosexuality, and no-fault divorce (for people who want to be free to express themselves in meaningful, loving ways).
The wolves are very clever when they talk about their modern-day feigned works of mercy. Instead of using the words “mercy” or “merciful,” they use other words that appeal to the sheep they rule over — words like “tolerance,” “love,” and “compassion.” And the wolves accuse those who oppose them of being “intolerant,” “hateful,” and “bigoted.”
Listen to me. It’s impossible for a person to be truly merciful if that person does not believe in God and abide by His laws. It is only through God’s redemptive power that we have the ability and capacity to be merciful.
One of the greatest forces on Earth is God’s mercy. It is a force that He shares with us, as long as we believe in Him and abide by His laws. His mercy is so important and powerful that He sent his only begotten Son to show us, by His actions, what true mercy is.
We know that when Jesus suffered and died on the cross, he redeemed us from original sin. His act of redemption was the ultimate act of mercy. Those who follow Him are given the gift of redemptive power, which instills within them the desire and the capacity to be truly merciful toward others.
The wolves who feign mercy toward others are incapable of performing any of the spiritual works of mercy, which are, to instruct the ignorant, counsel the doubtful, admonish the sinner, bear wrongs patiently, forgive offenses willingly, comfort the sorrowful, and pray for the living and the dead.
Why are the wolves incapable of performing the spiritual works of mercy? Because they lack the gift of redemptive power. While they desire and build up earthly power, which allows them to manipulate and control other people, those of us who believe in God desire something else: the power to imitate Jesus Christ, the King of Mercy.
More on this topic next week.