As the months go by it seems that there is ever more justification for the view that the Covid crisis has not been and is not the huge pandemic that our government and many of the world’s governments have made it out to be. The hard truth is, that for the most part, the suspension of our normal civil liberties which I hardly need enumerate here, has been politically motivated by those with an agenda for permanent change, and those seeking power, domination and control over our lives, in their own narrow interests. The means through which this agenda has been pursued, in the first instance, has been through a process of continual psychological warfare against the population as a whole, this is as true in Britain as anywhere else. Evidence, at home for this hardly needs pointing, out such has been the volume of propaganda, obfuscation and downright lies emanating from the government. The media including the BBC continue to act as the government's willing accomplice's.
Looking back over the past year or so we now know that the endgame was never the three week campaign to ‘protect the NHS’ or even the (unobtainable) victory against COVID-19. It's got to be blaringly obvious that after almost thirteen months of ‘on-off lockdowns’, a failed £22 billion test and trace system and the wholesale roll out of a vaccination programme, that still there is no freedom in sight. By that, I mean there appears to be no prospect of a return to normality and no return to the freedoms we once had. This sad state of affairs has been achieved through the application of propaganda and mass psychology; underpinned by state repression.
New and emerging technology now offers a level of surveillance and control over the individual lives of ordinary citizens that is unprecedented. The indisputable evidence pointing to the coming new authoritarianism is already in operation as witnessed in the Chinese communist social credit system. The truth is, that in the face of China’s unassailable and rising hegemony, totalitarian control of the population looks set to become the norm throughout the world. This is where we are heading.
The Church alone is the only bulwark against such evil. The worship of the one true God, presents a mortal threat to the totalitarian state. We should see the recent police attack and the recent profaning of a Good Friday service in a London church in this context. Moreover, it is merely one of an increasing number of incidents chronicling the state's continuing war against Christianity.
Our response in these dangerous and uncertain times should be a renewed call to faith, to trust God and to turn to the scriptures, to pray and to seek inspiration. As Shadrach , Meschach and Abednego would not bow down to the state's golden idol in Babylon, so the Psalms tell us 'not to put our faith in princes.' Such princes are the politicians and the power brokers of the present age. The Church must stand alone. In these dangerous and unstable times we would do well to heed the words of St Paul as expressed in his Letter to the Romans, that we should not be conformed to this world: but that we should be transformed by the renewing of our minds, allowing God to change the way we think, so that we may act according to His will and not the ways of the world.
My best wishes as always.