For your Spectation

I have a new piece up at The American Spectator Online today. I was worried it was a little too personal for the venue, but the editor told me it was “the best piece I’ve read in a long time.” Which is always nice to hear.

Anyway, it’s about the Lockdown and living in fear. Because fear is a subject I know all about.

I hope I’m open-minded enough to listen to experts. However, when an “expert” starts telling me the only way to prevent Gotterdammerung is to increase the size and power of government, I start reaching for my skeptic’s hat. I wear that hat a lot nowadays.

I’m not an epidemiologist, as you’ve probably guessed.

But I do know about fear.

And what troubles me most about our current predicament is that we’re being governed on the basis of fear.

Read it all here.

One thought on “For your Spectation”

  1. Thank you for the article link. It has a number of good points. The warning about being governed by fear reminded me that when a government, employer, or family rules in that grievous way, that sin wounds, maims, and leaves scars. Those afflicted too often bear the consequences of the sins against them for the rest of their lives. Perhaps, the injuries could be described as being hit by a drunk driver and having a broken back and brain injury that are irreparable. I’ve been deeply saddened by this reality today. I read about a good Lutheran pastor’s son, who was healthy and sound, committed suicide. His death appears to be in response to disappointing news in the midst of our current corona madness. My heart aches for them. I cannot imagine the fallout that is ahead for our nation.

    As for the Siren’s calls to shipwreck on the shoals of regrets, please be aware that there are about eight of them. Sometimes they sing alone, sometimes in pairs, even the whole choir can show up. If they try lure you with their enchantments, remember to don your helmet, carry your shield, and unsheathe your sword. They sound and look lovely at first, but they are quite bloodthirsty and will attack viciously if you let your guard down. Been there, done that, as they say. The blood of Christ prevails in all.

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