It is virtually impossible to fully comprehend—much less articulate—the devastation that the phony Covid narrative has caused. The global devastation caused by the hype and hysteria of the Covid narrative has been far more dangerous and deadly than the virus itself.
There are attempts by several notable attorneys to hold Anthony (Heil Hitler) Fauci and his ilk criminally accountable for committing crimes against humanity via their phony Covid narrative. We should all pray that these attorneys succeed, because those are exactly the crimes that Fauci and Company (including Donald Trump and Joe Biden) have committed.
In previous columns, I have discussed the spiritual calamities caused by Fauci that include churches surrendering to the spirit of fear and substituting the divine institution of Christ's Church with that of a cowering creature of Caesar. I have discussed the injurious impact of the phony Covid narrative on America's economy. I have discussed the shuttering of businesses and the gigantic loss of jobs due to the phony Covid narrative. I have discussed the collapse of America's healthcare system due to the phony Covid narrative. Ad infinitum.
But there is another dire consequence of the phony Covid narrative that few are talking about: the destruction of America's work ethic.
One symptom of the Covid-19 pandemic, which made redundant millions of 'non-essential workers,' is how dependent on government spending the American people have become – to the point where 34% of income comes from Uncle Sam.
If the German sociologist Max Weber, noted for his seminal 1905 work 'The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism', was correct in his assumptions that individual labor serves a moral and spiritual purpose, then the United States has become a veritable den of iniquity. Indeed, the belief that government benevolence will bail out America from any and all scourges – viral, economic or otherwise – carries all the trappings of a dangerous cult.
Amid enormous government stimulus spending to offset the ravages of Covid-19, a whopping 34% of US income now comes not from the sweat of one's brow, but from that bottomless pit known as Uncle Sam's pockets. According to the latest Personal Income and Outlays data, which provides statistics on government-subsidized income such as stimulus checks, unemployment benefits, welfare, etc., handouts exploded to an astronomic annualized $8.1 trillion. That is double the $4.1 trillion subsidy figure from February, and has allowed President Joe Biden's administration to boast about a "record surge in personal income and spending."
As if that cash cow were not bloated enough, the Biden administration is planning to bypass Congress and establish a long-term increase in food aid for tens of millions of Americans.
"A review of the so-called Thrifty Food Plan, ordered by Biden two days after he took office, could trigger an automatic increase in benefits as soon as Oct. 1, a day after expiration of a temporary 15% boost in food stamp payments that Biden included in his $1.9 trillion Covid-relief package," Bloomberg reported.
Quoting James Ziliak, director of the Center for Poverty Research at the University of Kentucky, Bloomberg wrote the increase would amount to "roughly a $136-a-month increase in the maximum benefit for a family of four, which was $680 before the temporary pandemic-related increase."
At this point, it is also tempting to ask why the US government opted to enact an unprecedented scorched-earth policy with regards to its workforce and economy when confronted by Covid-19. After all, for much of the healthy population under the age of 60, the survival rate from the coronavirus is about 99%. According to research by Hal Jenson, the dean of Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, the unprecedented steps enacted by the US government to offset Covid-19 "have significantly adversely affected hospitals rather than support them, and the overall impact has been to 'flatten the economy' rather than just to 'flatten the curve.'"
Why were millions of American workers, inexplicably and cruelly branded as "non-essential," forced into economic despair at the very same time that the "essential" big box corporations like Wal-Mart and Amazon bucked the lockdown trend thereby reaping an epic windfall for their billionaire owners? If anything contradicts the "Protestant work ethic" that would be it. Never before in history has a virus brought the US economy to its knees, so it's very difficult to explain why Covid-19 had so much success on that score.
Perhaps a more relevant question, however, would be: what happens when Uncle Sam turns off the lights on the money orgy and orders everyone to get dressed and go home? Will we discover that the massive government intervention program has extinguished America's famed capitalist spirit that provided the spark of entrepreneurial ingenuity to industrious men like Henry Ford, the Wright brothers and Thomas Edison? Since the US is in the midst of a massive social and economic experiment that has never been undertaken before, the question is a fair one.
By inundating the American people with a non-stop flow of free money, they are being trained in a form of learned helplessness and dependence.
Did past flu viruses shut down the nation's churches? Did they close 20% of the nation's eating establishments? Did they shut down the nation's schools and colleges? Did they destroy hundreds of thousands of private businesses and millions of jobs? Did they turn our medical industry into a dictatorial medical tyranny? Did they make a pharmaceutical Pharaoh out of an 80-year-old government bureaucrat who hasn't worked as a practicing physician since his internship at med school? Did they turn "the land of the free and the home of the brave'' into a nation of cowards and fearmongers that are afraid to be near their neighbors, breathe the same air as their neighbors or even look their neighbors in the eye? And did they almost completely destroy the country's work ethic?
You know the answer.
One reason you cannot find any ammunition on the shelves of sporting goods stores all across this country is due to the lack of a competent and comprehensive workforce.
Anyone who still thinks that the Covid narrative is strictly a health issue is truly void of the ability to reason. (I'm trying to be nice.)
What we are dealing with is a contrived and concerted attempt by totalitarians in government, the mainstream media, the pharmaceutical industry and Big Tech to take over the world—and destroy freedom in the process. And the United States is the lynchpin of the whole plan.
All over America, businesses are cutting back their work hours or closing altogether because they cannot find enough people who are willing to work. As the report above stated, "The American people . . . are being trained in a form of learned helplessness and dependence."
Free people can withstand any assault, providing they have the faith, courage, tenacity and willpower to WORK TOGETHER.
And never forget (as alluded to in the above report) that the willingness to work has a significant spiritual component to it. Work is both a gift and a responsibility that are given to us by our Creator. God told Adam, "In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground." (Genesis 3:19) The Apostle Paul said, "If any would not work, neither should he eat." (II Thessalonians 3:10)
But socialistic attitudes have not only corrupted society but the Church as well. Look at the condition of our churches. What do you see? Lazy, self-absorbed, it's-all-about-me, carnal and complacent congregations.
At this point, I urge readers to watch my new message DVD entitled The Noahic Covenant: The Magna Carta Of Our Natural Liberties.
The foundation of Natural Law is laid in the Noahic Covenant. The fact that the Natural Law principles set forth in the Noahic Covenant have not been taught in America's churches for at least 100 years is largely the reason why America is currently in a terminal tailspin toward totalitarianism and is a major reason why evangelical churches lack the spiritual cognizance and discernment to be able to understand and resist this demonic attack against our liberties.
The Noahic Covenant is probably the most overlooked and ignored of all of God's covenants. One cannot properly understand the principles of Natural Law—including the necessity of WORK—without understanding the Noahic Covenant.
The willingness of people, including Christian people, to sit home and live on the government dole and to choose to not go to work—to choose to not be a proud working, productive member of society—is a spiritual failure. No, it is more than that; it is a spiritual collapse. And this spiritual collapse is the result of cowering, capitulating, cowardly pulpits.
Again, at its roots, America's fundamental problems are spiritual problems, not political problems, which, again, means that the solutions to these problems are spiritual, not political.
I am convinced that what we are seeing is not a "great reset" that the totalitarians behind the phony Covid narrative are trying to orchestrate, but a "great spiritual reset" that Almighty God is accomplishing.
On the whole, the evangelical church in America is as backslidden and wayward as was Old Testament Israel.
Superficial organization has replaced spiritual order; sanctimony has replaced sanctification; the prosperity gospel has replaced Saint Paul's Gospel; cowardice has replaced courage; buildings have replaced battling; programs have replaced penitence; performances have replaced preaching; fairytales have replaced truth; weakness has replaced work; entitlement has replaced ethics; being absorbed with self has replaced adoration for our Savior; and the love of government has replaced the love of God.
Nineteenth-century revivalist Charles G. Finney said this:
If there is a decay of conscience, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the public press lacks moral discrimination, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the church is degenerate and worldly, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the world loses its interest in religion, the pulpit is responsible for it. If Satan rules in our halls of legislation, the pulpit is responsible for it. If our politics become so corrupt that the very foundations of our government are ready to fall away, the pulpit is responsible for it.
As a result of this mass collapse of courageous truth-preaching in the institutional, organized church, God is allowing the fruit of cowardice to grow throughout society.
God's plan: a "great SPIRITUAL reset."
The institutional church is being set aside. For the most part, it is impotent and unimportant—"non-essential," I believe, is what the church agreed it is.
For the first time in U.S. history—including two centuries before this nation came into existence—fewer than half of the country's population claim membership in an organized church or even attend the services of an organized church.
We are witnessing the death of the institutionalized church. It's long overdue.
As long as Christians look to government organizations (America's corporate "churches"), the longer it will take for God to bring spiritual restoration to our land.
The pulpits and churches of Colonial America—the churches and pulpits that led the colonies in a mighty awakening of both faith and freedom—were pulpits and churches that were unencumbered and unfettered with the chains of government dictation.
Before God can again raise up that courageous, independent voice, He must bury the rotting corpse of the enslaved, silent skeleton of these government organizations, formerly known as churches.
Yes, the Covid conspiracy has all but crushed the work ethic in this country. But this—as with everything associated with the phony Covid narrative—could not have happened had not the pulpits in this country abandoned the fearless, uncompromising preaching of God's Holy Word.
But faint not, dear Christian friend: The great spiritual reset has begun.
© Chuck Baldwin
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