Op-Ed: Please, awaken me!
Ralph K. Ginorio
| May 2, 2022 11:07 AM
I seem to be descending into a nightmare. If you are wakeful, please awaken me. I am really not enjoying it.
Bill Gates has systematically bought up so much farmland that he is now our biggest food producer. BlackRock has been buying an increasing proportion of America’s open land at above market prices. Insufficient chemical fertilizer is reaching planters, already blighting the coming harvest. Massive numbers of poultry are being slaughtered because of a disease scare provoked by diagnostic methods never designed to track such things. And, a bizarre series of accidents have damaged or destroyed several major food production facilities just within the past month.
The Russian invasion of the Ukraine is shaping up to be a Spanish Civil War-style proxy war between Putin and the West, where Russia is losing. An increasingly desperate Putin is openly threatening to widen the war into NATO nations, and blatantly suggests that if pushed too far he may unleash the horrors of atomic warfare. In Shanghai and now Beijing, China, seems to be practicing scenarios of maintaining social control over a captive population under the stresses of war. Xi is exploiting this to degrade the power of his greatest CCP rival, Jiang. Simultaneously, he has taken the strategically-important Solomon Islands through the corruption of its leaders; something that the Japanese Empire failed to do by force of arms in World War II. Taiwan’s conquest remains his objective, something that in normal times would trigger open war with the U.S.
In Washington, D.C., Biden is creating a literal Ministry of Truth to counter some semblance of free speech returning to the internet. While Americans are being divided by his propaganda into the Woke and the so-called Hateful, Biden’s policies have starved us of energy and supplies of all kinds, sparking inflation and likely triggering recession. He has invited an endless stream of invaders to cross into the US to obtain welfare benefits.
In normal times, this combination of growing poverty at home and war abroad would trigger a game-changing election defeat this coming November that would remove many more State governments and both houses of Congress from his Democratic Party.
In the background of all of this, Klaus Schwab and George Soros manipulate banking and stock markets to “Reset” society away from Western and American norms of personal freedom, economic opportunity and national security.
I despise conspiracy theories! They are illogical; human beings are simply not smart enough to successfully plot to rule the world. Why would any sane person want to do this, anyway?!
I insist on living in hope! My faith tells me unequivocally that God has already successfully achieved the salvation of his creation; this, nearly 2,000 years ago. To me, the outcome of history is not in doubt. For my part, I trust that divine providence does work through the myriad free choices of human beings everywhere and everyone.
So long as I strive to faithfully try my best to be a good person, I leave the rest to the Deity. Even if the proverbial Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse show up at my door, I know in my own heart and mind that their Plague, Famine, War and Death are merely transitory. As a convinced monotheist, I know that scripture has a happy ending.
However, the real tragedy of the human condition is how much of our suffering is utterly needless. As a teacher and as a historian, I am constantly horrified to see us snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory. Human nature seems to be in thrall to Murphy’s Law, the proposition that anything that can go wrong will go wrong.
I do not WANT to believe that a perfect storm of linked crises will be unleashed between now and the November election. I do not WANT to think that so many successful people intend to make the rest of us all so desperate and afraid that we will give up the risks of free adulthood in order to be maintained at subsistence-level by our new owners.
I do not want to consider that, once again, megalomaniacal sociopaths and their corrupt collaborators are taking hold of history’s throat to try to bend the rest of us to their evil will. As our ancestors did from the Battle of Marathon through the Fall of the Berlin Wall, I hope that today’s free people will still risk all to stop tyrants.
This is a nightmare. Please, if you see this as nothing but a bad dream, awaken me from it with your perspective, common sense and reason.
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In Maine and then Idaho, Ralph K. Ginorio has taught the history of Western civilization to high school students for nearly a quarter century. He is an “out-of-the-closet” Conservative educator with experience in special education, public schools and charter schools, grades 6-12. He has lived in Coeur d’Alene since 2014. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org