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‘This Is Just Like Nazi Germany!’ Cries Liberal As Parent Removes Porn From Elementary School — Babylon Bee

TALLAHASSEE, FL — Liberal activist Sharon Welch declared today that she was “literally living in Nazi Germany” after parents removed pornographic material from an elementary school library.

“This is Hitler all over again!” screamed Ms. Welch as she protested outside the school. “The Fourth Reich is upon us!”

As Ms. Welch watched parents remove copies of Hustler from the kindergarten area, she began goose-stepping up and down the school steps. “Book-burning fascists!” shouted Ms. Welch, as she affixed a yellow star to her shirt. “We will resist! Get ready, Poland!”

A couple of confused parents attempted to explain to Ms. Welch that they just didn’t want strangers to give their children porn. “I tried to tell her we were only protecting our kids from sexually graphic material, but she started shouting ‘Joseph Goebbels’ and ran away,” said local dad Cameron Johnson. “Protecting five-year-olds from pornography just doesn’t feel very Nazi-ish. I think she might be overreacting a touch.”

At publishing time, Ms. Welch had declared protecting kids from gender mutilation as the “New Final Solution”.

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Transgenderism Isn’t Self-Actualization, It’s Self-Annihilation, Part 3 — Standing for Freedom Center

“A man or a woman might feel like they are in the wrong body, but we know that isn’t true. Even when this may be difficult, Christians can take heart, and share the hope that new, perfect resurrection bodies await all those who put their faith in Jesus Christ and receive the forgiveness of sins — even sins against our own bodies — that is found at the foot of the cross.”WILLIAM WOLFE

This is the third and final article of a three-part series exposing one of the most fundamental lies of the transgender agenda and providing a biblically-based, Christian worldview-informed response. You can read part 1 here and part 2 here.

In the first two parts of this series, I explained how the transgender movement promises “self-actualization” but instead delivers a disastrous attempt at self-annihilation. In this final entry, I offer a Christian response that focuses on embracing the physical bodies that our Creator God gives us.

God Gives Us Our Bodies — So Our “Matter” Matters

Having established that transgenderism is a myth, and a deadly one at that, how should Christians respond? How should we engage with those who believe they were born in the “wrong body,” or have even harmed their bodies in the pursuit of “transgender fulfillment?” What encouragement and resources do Christian sexual ethics have to offer to those who want to live in accord with their God-given nature as a man or a woman? Let’s turn to those considerations now.

First, Christians must remember that our God-given physical bodies are a teacher. They aren’t something to be “overcome” in pursuit of our “true identity.” No, they are a vital component of our identity. In a day and age dominated by expressive individualism, it can be easy to forget that our embodiment teaches us something significant about who we are. This is all the more prevalent today because the world has rejected this truth, brainwashing everyone from a young age to view their bodies as mere pieces of plastic that they can bend to their will however they want.

Our modern secular age says, “Your body doesn’t matter, only your feelings do.”

For example, the world claims that the physical male body of William Thomas, a man who now goes by the name “Lia” and competes against women in NCAA Division I swimming, simply does not matter. This is despite the objective fact that his biology gives him a distinct athletic advantage over the women he swims against.

Author Ryan Anderson, sharing research from Best Practice and Research: Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, notes that “adult males have greater total lean mass and mineral mass, and a lower fat mass than females…Adult males have greater arm muscle mass, larger and stronger bones….”[1]

These physical advantages were on clear display when Thomas became the “first known transgender athlete to win a Division I national championship,” finishing “1.75 seconds ahead of second-place Emma Weyant,” who is a girl.[2]

But even as the world speaks loudly on this issue, God’s Word speaks even louder; and as Christians, we know it must always get the final say. The Bible tells us something very important about our bodies. We see this in Scripture from the very beginning.

In Genesis 1:27, we read that “God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” Right before that, in Genesis 1:26, we learned that God had determined to make mankind in His image to rule. Right after, in Genesis 1:28, we learn that God gave mankind marching orders, in the form of the Dominion Mandate, to procreate, to reproduce, and to subdue the earth.

In summary, we learn that God made mankind 1) in His image, 2) as two distinct sexes, male and female, and 3) with the telos, the purpose, of embracing their procreative complementarity towards the end of having children. From the beginning, our bodies teach us something about who we are. The “matter” of our bodies matters — quite a great deal. We must remember that.

Busting the Myth of “Non-Binary”

Along with remembering that our physical bodies matter, we must also reject the myth of the “non-binary,” the idea that someone can be neither male nor female, and embrace the creation-order sexual binary of men and women.

In his contribution to Understanding Transgender Identities: Four Views, theologian Owen Strachan puts it like this: “It is stunning to think anyone could read the Bible and conclude anything other than that it affirms the sexes—so-called binary gender.”[3]

Being created in this binary, we are the product of God’s blueprint. There is no such thing as “non-binary,” and there never will be.

Additionally, Andrew Walker, in his book God and the Transgender Debate, explains:

“There was a Designer, and he had a plan for how he was going to make the world. There was a blueprint that God had in mind.”[4]

For embodied humanity, this means “our bodies matter. Your body is not arbitrary; it is intentional,” and, crucially, it is either male or female.

Walker continues: “Maleness and femaleness, according to the Bible, aren’t artificial categories.”[5] In short, one is never born into the “wrong body” because God does not make mistakes. Every image-bearer is cast in the mold of His perfectly predetermined and complementary categories of man or woman.

Thus, to be born in a male-sexed body means you are a man in your very essence and being — it is not just a part of who you are, it is who you are. Therefore, one must embrace, not reject, this reality to live rightly. As J. Budziszewski, a professor of the natural law, reminds us,

“…if we are only free when our nature is unfolding, then shouldn’t this be true of our sexual nature, too? Shouldn’t we direct our wills in such a way that the meaning and purposes that lie fallow in sexuality can unfold?”[6]

For men, that meaning and purpose, which may lie fallow, is to be brothers, husbands, and fathers; for women, it is to be sisters, wives, and mothers. Or, as Sharon James explains in Gender Ideology: What Do Christians Need to Know?:

“Nature teaches us both the fundamental distinction and the necessary complementarity between men and women. As males or females, we have distinct and different capacities for reproduction. While appearances can be altered, this reproductive capacity cannot be adjusted.”[7]

The point is very clear: God made humanity male and female. You are either one or the other. Now, there is no question that sin has marred the image of God in man and woman. The effects of the fall are profound. But the original creation blueprint stands: “Male and female, He made them.”

Becoming Who God Made Us To Be: Embracing Our Nature as Male and Female

Third, and finally, strive to live according to your God-given sex. We are only “fully human” when we fulfill our true nature as men and women. To reject what our body has to teach us about who we are and what we were made to do is to pursue a sub-human life. It is to pursue the path of darkness found in Romans 1, and in the words of the Apostle Paul, to be those who “exchanged the truth about God for a lie” (Romans 1:25).

Of course, between Genesis 1 and Romans 1, there is much to be accounted for, including Genesis 3 and the fall of man. In Wonderfully Made: A Protestant Theology of the Body, John Kleinig reflects on how sin has cast a long, dark shadow over our understanding of the sexual nature of our bodies. He says:

“There is, I reckon, no other aspect of life in the body that has been disrupted so seriously and corrupted so obviously by our fall into sin. There is no other natural, physical gift that has been so evidently misused and commonly abused as this.”[8]

As mentioned, one accurate way to understand transgenderism is as a product of sin and the fall. However, it is a particularly poisonous permutation of bodily sin because it is an effort to subvert our very natures as men and women. Rather than learning from our body and accepting the limits God has given us as men and women, trangenderism seeks to cast off all restraint and allow the fallen will, with no eye towards redeeming grace, to conquer the physical reality of our bodies.

The theologian Herman Bavinck explains it like so: “This confession directly contradicts the contemporary dogma that we become good through the conflict between our ego, which strives for autonomy, and the external world of nature and matter, which restricts us; the end goal is to overcome nature by reason and spirit.”[9] He goes on to say that to adopt this view is to embrace a “system from the abyss.”[10]

Instead of adopting a system from the abyss, as Christians we must adopt a system from above, remembering that “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows” (James 1:17).

Part of God’s good and perfect gifts for us as His creatures is our sex, male or female. Far from rejecting or trying to annihilate our nature, we should seek to live it out to the fullest extent possible.

Psalm 119:32 is instructive here: “I run in the path of your commands, for you have broadened my understanding.” The psalmist recounts that within the commands, he can run — to thrive, to move fully and freely, albeit fenced in on either side by God’s righteous law. This is what living within the limits of our embodied sex entails: Energetically and unreservedly pursuing our maleness or our femaleness, in all appropriate ways and with all manner of godly and culturally acceptable permutations of those expressions.

Christians must embrace being a man or woman, depending on how God made them, and lean into that nature, never seeking to work against it.

The nature of our embodied life means that discipleship to Christ should include the pursuit of synchronistic cooperation between body, soul, and mind. The psychological self does not triumph, nor does the material. Neither does the will triumph over nature. As Greg Allison puts it, “wonderfully, human beings are male and female embodied beings—gendered—all the way down…an essential given of human existence is maleness or femaleness. God’s design for his image-bearers is that we are gendered people.”[11]


Our task as embodied humans is to embrace our true nature to the glory of God. We reject self-annihilation masquerading as self-actualization and instead humbly accept the limits and nature of the sexed body our good Creator God gave us. This is true freedom.

In his book What it Means to Be Human, bioethicist O. Carter Snead expounds on how our physical bodies give shape to our existence and how we must submit to the limits of our nature to live truly. He writes:

“Human beings do not live as mere atomized wills and there is more to life than self-invention and the unencumbered pursuit of a destiny of our devising. The truth is that persons are embodied beings with all the natural limits and great gifts this entails. We experience the world, ourselves, and one another as living (and dying) bodies.”[12]

Here Snead draws our attention to an essential aspect of our nature and the fact of embodiment — it is not eternal in its current form. As the Apostle Peter reminds us, in quoting Isaiah,

“For, ‘All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord endures forever’” (1 Peter 1:24-25).

Yes, in a fallen world, there are pains and hardships associated with our bodies. There may be a real disconnect between what we “feel” and how we “are.” But the Christian life is one that is lived in humble submission to God’s revealed truth. The right way to order our lives is by allowing what we know to triumph over what we feel.

A man or a woman might feel like they are in the wrong body, but we know that isn’t true. Even when this may be difficult, Christians can take heart, and share the hope that new, perfect resurrection bodies await all those who put their faith in Jesus Christ and receive the forgiveness of sins — even sins against our own bodies — that is found at the foot of the cross.

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[1] Ryan T. Anderson, When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment (New York: Encounter Books, 2018), 83.

[2] Katie Barnes, “Amid protests, Penn swimmer Lia Thomas becomes first known transgender athlete to win Division I national championship,” ESPN, accessed May 25, 2022, https://www.espn.com/college-sports/story/_/id/33529775/amid-protests-pennsylvania-swimmer-lia-thomas-becomes-first-known-transgender-athlete-win-division-national-championship.

[3] Owen Strachan, “Transition or Transformation? A Moral-Theological Exploration of Christianity and Gender Dysphoria,” in Beilby and Eddy, Understanding Transgender Identities: Four Views, 66.

[4] Walker, God and the Transgender Debate: What Does the Bible Actually Say About Gender Identity? 2nd ed. (India: The Good Book Company, 2022), 50.

[5] Walker, God and the Transgender Debate, 53, 55.

[6] J. Budziszewski, On the Meaning of Sex (Wilmington, DE: ISI Books, 2012), 8.

[7] Sharon James, Gender Ideology: What Do Christians Need to Know? (Great Britain: Christian Focus Publications Ltd, 2019), 69.

[8] John W. Kleinig, Wonderfully Made: A Protestant Theology of the Body (Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2021), 195.

[9] Herman Bavinck, Reformed Ethics, Volume One: Created, Fallen, and Converted Humanity. Edited by John Bolt. (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2019), 33.

[10] Bavinck, Reformed Ethics, 33.

[11] Gregg R. Allison, Embodied: Living as Whole People in a Fractured World (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2021), 45, 50.

[12] O. Carter Snead, What It Means to Be Human: The Case for the Body in Public Bioethics (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2020), 3.

Transgenderism Isn’t Self-Actualization, It’s Self-Annihilation, Part 3 — Standing for Freedom Center

Transgenderism Isn’t Self-Actualization, It’s Self-Annihilation, Part 2 — Standing for Freedom Center

“For a man to try to become a woman is like blue demanding to be red, or for odd to be even. If blue were to get its wish, it would cease to be blue. Thus, such a demand, such an effort, such a ‘liberty,’ is instead an act of self-annihilation. The thing that is, that was, that should be, would cease to exist. And it is a Sisyphean undertaking, ultimately impossible in the end.”WILLIAM WOLFE

This is the second article of a three-part series exposing one of the most fundamental lies of the transgender agenda and providing a biblically-based, Christian worldview-informed response. You can read part 1 here and part 3 here.

What Transgenderism Delivers: Attempted Self-Annihilation

In Genesis 1:27, we find the crucial starting point to all of our most confusing questions about sex and gender. Yes, it’s just one verse. But one verse is all we need to answer the question, “Can a man become a woman?” It reads:

“God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”

“Male and female He created them.” Simple yet profound. This means that God is the author of our biological sex. There are men and there are women. A man cannot be anything other than a man nor can a woman be anything other than a woman. This is our nature as created and embodied humanity. But what happens when we try to destroy this essential element of our very beings? We engage in an attempt at disastrous self-annihilation.

As the atheist and evolutionary biologist Colin Wright once put it:

“I’m frequently asked why I focus so much on the nature of biological sex. It’s because in my view this may be reality’s last stand. If this undeniable fact can be denied en masse, then we become hostages to chaos. We simply cannot afford to lose our collective tether to reality.”

It’s fascinating that even atheists can understand this. But upon further reflection, it’s entirely understandable because the incontrovertible nature of our biological sex is also revealed in the natural law.

To better understand what I mean by that, let’s consider both creation order and “colors” in the work of J. Budziszewski, a professor of government and philosophy at the University of Texas, with an emphasis on the natural law tradition. Natural law, or, if you prefer, “creation order,” is simply the “notion that there is, because of the divine intellect, a natural order within the created world by which each and every created being’s goodness can be objectively judged, both on the level of being (ontological goodness) and, for human-beings specifically, on the level of human action (moral goodness).”[1]

A Christian natural law theory takes God’s creation of the universe and mankind as its starting point. By grounding the natural order in the divine wisdom and purpose of the Creator, we recognize that God has created all things with an inherent sense of being and a purpose — including, most notably, the crown jewel of creation and the mirror of God: mankind.

In his book On the Meaning of Sex, Budziszewski aims to explain why sex has inherent meaning. Along the way, however, he elucidates the philosophical core of the point I am trying to make. He writes:

“Human nature is not a master, distinct from us, reducing us to bondage. It is the deep structure of what we really are. The fact that we are not free to be other than human doesn’t mean that we aren’t free; how could it truly be freedom to be false to ourselves? Blue may as well demand the liberty to be red, odd the liberty to be even, vegetable the liberty to be mineral. That kind of liberty is just the liberty of self-annihilation.”[2]

Achieving Freedom — or Bondage?

At the heart of transgenderism is the demand for liberty that does not exist: the liberty for a man to be a woman or a woman to be a man. Why? Because such a “liberty” is an effort to unmake oneself. This is not “liberty” at all. It is a license. Even worse, it is an effort to take a license that doesn’t exist.

Human nature, as expressed in the duality of men and women, is the “deep structure of what we really are.” You are either a man or a woman. You cannot be anything else. Of course, as Christians, we recognize that we are not only bodies, we are embodied souls. But our embodiment is not tangential.

As Gregg R. Allison explains in Embodied: Living as Whole People in a Fractured World, “embodiment is an essential feature of God’s creation of us as human beings.”[3] This embodiment is, from the moment of conception, expressed in the sexed nature of male and female.

Author Ryan Anderson also underscores the reality of the male/female sexual dichotomy when he writes, “Our genetic code determines our sexed body” and “the conceptual distinction between male and female based on reproductive organization provides the only coherent way to classify the two sexes.”[4]

The point here, which could be made at much greater length and with endless amounts of scientific evidence and philosophical arguments, is simply this: For a man to endeavor to become a woman is the same thing as blue demanding to be red, or for odd to be even. If blue were to get its wish, it would cease to be blue. Thus, such a demand, such an effort, such a “liberty,” is instead an act of self-annihilation. The thing that is, that was, would cease to exist. It is a Sisyphean undertaking, impossible in the end.

The process, therefore, doesn’t result in greater freedom, but deepening bondage to a disastrous subversion of nature; since “true freedom doesn’t lie in being false to ourselves, then as the old adage claims, it must lie in being true to ourselves.”[5]

This is a very important lesson for Christians to understand in the transgender debate. It has far-reaching implications both in the Church and society. One of those is simply this: The truth is that an individual who struggles with gender dysphoria — that is, “when one’s transgender experience leads to psychological/emotional distress” — will never truly be helped by an affirmation or perpetuation of the dysphoria, whether in word, deed, or treatment.[6]

Every step taken away from aligning their perceived identity with their embodied reality, such as cross-dressing, taking puberty blockers or cross-sex hormones, adopting cross-sex pronouns, changing one’s name or identity, or, most drastically, undergoing a surgical transition, is a step further away from their true nature and from the necessary embrace of the ontological goodness of their embodied sex.

It is an effort to subvert, to bend, to refashion one’s biological reality contrary to the pattern determined by the hand of the Creator. It is an act of human apotheosis, daring to contravene one’s very body, endeavoring to establish the supremacy of the psychological self and the will over nature. It is, in many ways, the ultimate act of physical rebellion against the Creator God.

And it just does not work. As philosopher Christopher Tollefsen explains, “Every surgical attempt to change sex must involve a mutilation of the bodily capacity that identifies one’s true sex.”[7]

Restoration Comes with Being Reborn, Not Remade

This realization, that transgenderism is mutilation, is echoed by Steven Richard, a male “detransitioner” who writes under the pseudonym of “Tree.” Last year he published a profoundly moving account of how he got trapped in the destructive currents of the transgender movement, which led him all the way to having an elective orchiectomy (surgical removal of the testicles).

Tree realizes, in retrospect, what a mistake it was. He didn’t need to be chopped up; he needed someone to talk him down. “I needed serious psychiatric help and deprogramming…I felt that by removing a part of myself I would become whole. Years of online grooming and ideological brainwashing had made me delusional, but no one pushed back on it.”

What a ringing indictment — “no one pushed back.” He continues: “The doctors were happy to go through with it, and they had medical degrees. So I took two weeks off work, went into the hospital…”

He immediately regretted the surgery. But there was no going back.

Reflecting on the outcome, he writes:

“A transition is never done. There are always more surgeries, new treatments, more work to do. You can never carve away enough pieces of yourself to be satisfied. You can never rid yourself of the fundamental facts of your own biology. You can never be cleansed of sin. The end goal of transition isn’t self-actualization. It’s self-annihilation.”

Now, I’m pretty confident that Steven (Tree) wasn’t reading Budziszewski, but the fact that he comes to the very same conclusion, and uses the same word, “self-annihilation,” as the professor speaks to the universal reality of this truth. We cannot transcend our embodied nature as men and women. We cannot undo this reality. This is how God made us, how He made humans. We may kick against the goads of creation, but surely we cannot topple the architecture of the One who laid the foundations of the heavens and the earth.

And we cannot redeem our fallen nature, as sinners, without humbly asking for a heart of flesh that only comes through the new birth by the Spirit. In that sense, Steven (Tree) was onto something. He needed to be remade, reborn, not on the outside but from within.

To miss this grave distinction and to try to undo the embodied reality of being a man or woman is to pursue not a path towards becoming a new creation but rather an act of undoing. Far from self-fulfilling, it is futile. Far from self-actualization, it is indeed self-annihilation.

I fear the annihilators have already gained much ground. Still, Christ is King, and we are His subjects, willing or not. He is a gracious King who can bring restoration now, even as we await future redemption. After all, this is the King who had a word of hope specifically for eunuchs, to those like Tree, who feel “cut down” or “cut off.” A word of promise that they can, in fact, be made whole. Perhaps not entirely in this life, but most assuredly in the life to come, in eternity:

“Let no foreigner who is bound to the Lord say, ‘The Lord will surely exclude me from his people. And let no eunuch complain, ‘I am only a dry tree.’ For this is what the Lord says: ‘To the eunuchs who keep my Sabbaths, who choose what pleases me and hold fast to my covenant—to them I will give within my temple and its walls a memorial and a name better than sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name that will endure forever.’”–Isaiah 56:3-5

To learn about how Christians should respond to transgenderism, read part 3 of this series, found here.

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[1] Andrew Fulford and David Haines, Natural Law: A Brief Introduction and Biblical Defense (Lincoln, NE: The Davenant Press, 2017), ii.

[2] J. Budziszewski, On the Meaning of Sex (Wilmington, DE: ISI Books, 2012), 7-8.

[3] Gregg R Allison, Embodied: Living as Whole People in a Fractured World (Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2021), 37.

[4] Ryan T. Anderson, When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment (New York: Encounter Books, 2018), 78-79.

[5] Budziszewski, On the Meaning of Sex, 8.

[6] James K. Beilby and Paul Rhodes Eddy, “Glossary,” in Understanding Transgender Identities: Four Views, eds. James K. Beilby and Paul Rhodes Eddy (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2019), 240.

[7] Anderson, When Harry Became Sally, 101.

Transgenderism Isn’t Self-Actualization, It’s Self-Annihilation, Part 2 — Standing for Freedom Center

Transgenderism Isn’t Self-Actualization, It’s Self-Annihilation, Part 1 — Standing for Freedom Center

“Far from being true to themselves, transitioners are actively fighting against, and undertaking efforts to destroy, who they truly are — either a biological male or a biological female. Their nature cannot ultimately be controverted, no matter how hard they try.”WILLIAM WOLFE

This is the first article in a three-part series exposing one of the most fundamental lies of the transgender agenda and providing a biblically-based, Christian worldview-informed response. You can read part 2 here and part 3 here.

The topic of transgenderism is one of the most pressing issues of our day and age. Across America, from Hulu commercials to the highest level of our federal government, there is a full-court press by our media and culture to normalize transgender ideology and expression. If you doubt that, just watch this astounding interview where the female actress Drew Barrymore bends the knee (literally) to the “trans woman” (that is, a man pretending to be a woman) Dylan Mulvaney in an act of submission to the totality of the transgender agenda.

To help Christians (and truth-seekers and freethinkers of any background) better understand what is really happening with transgender ideology and practice, I have put together a three-part series on the topic.

This first article provides an introduction and addresses one of the most pernicious lies of the transgender movement — the promise of “self-actualization.” The second part addresses how, instead of delivering on this false promise, transgenderism is, in fact, an attempt at self-annihilation. Finally, the third installment provides Christians a biblically-based way to counter transgender ideology, practice, and temptations.

Setting the Stage

“I am a woman trapped in a man’s body.”

Taken at face value, this is an utterly amazing — almost laughable — statement. As Carl Trueman prosecutes this truth-bending statement in The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to the Sexual Revolution, he argues that such an outlandish claim “has come to be regarded as coherent and meaningful…[and]…not only meaningful but so significant that to deny it or question it in some way is to reveal oneself as stupid, immoral, or subject to yet another irrational phobia.”[1]

If someone had made a similar claim a mere 50 years ago, far from being affirmed, they would have been encouraged to seek psychiatric help and possibly be diagnosed with gender identity disorder (to be officially re-termed “gender dysphoria” in 2013). But in 2023, this statement is not only accepted as entirely coherent, but our society demands that such pronouncements be treated as “brave” and a “first step” towards living an “authentic” life as a transgender individual.

Just consider the response to Bruce Jenner’s announcement in 2015 that he was no longer “Bruce” but “Caitlyn,” and how becoming Caitlyn freed him from living a lie: “Bruce Jenner, she said, was ‘always telling lies.’ Caitlyn Jenner, she said, ‘doesn’t have any lies.’”[2] Even more troubling for all rational, truth-telling people (and for those who adhere to a religion with clear teachings on the nature of men and women), transgender ideology does not just ask to be accepted; no, it demands to be celebrated. This has profound implications for Christian sexual ethics.

In this series, I use a definition of “transgenderism” provided by Andrew Walker, who explains that it is an “umbrella term for the state or condition of identifying or expressing a gender identity that does not match a person’s physical/genetic sex.”[3]

Now, I want to acknowledge that there is an available and ever-growing body of thoughtful, biblically-based resources aimed at equipping Christians to confront the rapid proliferation of this phenomenon. Many of them, however, focus on the mental, psychological, and spiritual dimensions of transgender ideology. When they do discuss the more physical aspects, such as gender reassignment surgery, they tend to focus on the horrific physical effects of the surgery (which is appropriate), critique it as an example of Gnosticism, and point to how it is a failure to “glorify God in your body” (1 Cor. 6:20 NIV).[4]

But what I want to consider in this three-part series is a foundational aspect of transgenderism that is, arguably, at the root of the entire misguided endeavor: the effort to “change one’s sex.”

While Trueman documents various factors which gave rise to the age of “psychological man and expressive individualism,” in which “the inner psychological life of the individual is sovereign” and “identity becomes as potentially unlimited as the human imagination,” I want to examine what, exactly, is happening when a man who has decided he is a woman (or vice versa) begins to act on this belief in the physical world.[5]

What happens when a man undertakes efforts to physically present himself as a woman or even reshape his body to mimic that of a woman’s body? Ultimately, transgenderism and gender transition efforts (chemical or physical) are not steps of self-actualization but self-annihilation.

How so? Because such actions are, in essence, a sincere-though-futile attempt to destroy one’s nature, either as a man or a woman. It is an attempt to play God, to refashion oneself into one’s own image, rather than accepting the dual natural manifestations of the image of God in humanity, as men and women.

And this is truly an impossible task; one might hire a doctor to surgically destroy their external reproductive organs, but one cannot wipe the chromosomal XX or XY stamp in their DNA. Putting it bluntly, Ryan Anderson states, “People who have sex reassignment surgery do not become the opposite sex.”[6]

Thus, if the heart of faithful Christian sexual ethics is to live according to our true nature — in union with Christ, albeit fallen yet being redeemed by grace, embracing the sexed nature of our embodiment — then transgenderism is contrary to nature. And because it is contrary to nature, it is a misguided, disastrous, and ultimately futile attempt to engage in self-annihilation. The goal of the Christian life, after all, is not transition but rather transformation “by the renewing of your mind” so we “will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will” (Rom. 12:2, NIV).

What Transgenderism Falsely Promises: Self-Actualization

With that introduction setting the stage, it’s important to recognize that one of the most attractive features (lies) of transgender ideology is how it offers “self-fulfillment” and “self-actualization” to suffering people. In many ways, the entire concept of “gender ideology” is built on this premise — that an individual may have a subjective sense of their “gender” which is different from and/or contrary to their biological “sex”; thus, in order to live a happy life, they should embrace the perceived gender identity as their true self and take whatever steps may be necessary to manifest that gender identity into physical reality.

As recounted by Sharon James in Gender Ideology, a popular book aimed at youth known as The Gender Fairy claims that “only you know whether you are a boy or a girl. No one can tell you.” And that “some children will realize their true identity is not the gender they were assigned at birth.”[7]

Nancy Pearcey, author of Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality, also highlights how “the transgender script tells young people that embracing their cross-gender feelings will liberate them to be their authentic self.”[8] Or consider that, as early as 2014, Facebook added “56 new ways for users to describe their gender,” explaining that “the new options allow the user to ‘feel comfortable being your true, authentic self.’”[9]

Anderson echoes this, noting the philosophical nature of the proposition. He asserts that “the rhetoric of the transgender moment drips with ontological assertions: People are the gender they prefer to be. That’s the claim.”[10]

That may be the claim, but is it the reality? In a gripping personal essay, a regretful, reverted male-to-female transitioner recounts,

“When I expressed doubts, I was reassured that all transgender people sometimes feel like they aren’t really transgender and that contentment waited at the end of the line if I just stuck with it.”[11]

As we will see, that was not to be the case.

Despite the activists’ promises, why does transgenderism fail to bring peace?

Why is the rate of “lifetime suicide attempts across all ages of transgender individuals at 41%, compared to under 5% in the overall human population?”[12] Why do other studies show that even those who undergo gender reassignment surgery — the “end of the line” for transgender self-actualization — still have “numerous problems that persisted after reassignment” and that researchers found “substantially higher rates of overall mortality, death from…suicide, suicide attempts and psychiatric hospitalizations in sex-reassigned transsexual individuals compared to a healthy control population?”[13]

Why? Far from being true to themselves, transitioners are actively fighting against, and undertaking efforts to destroy, who they truly are — either a biological male or a biological female. Their nature cannot ultimately be controverted, no matter how hard they try.

To understand this further, we will next turn to a lesson from Professor J. Budziszewski and the natural law — which I will cover in part 2 of this series, found here.

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[1] Carl R. Trueman, The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2020), 19.

[2] Buzz Bissinger, “Caitlyn Jenner: The Full Story,” Vanity Fair, accessed May 25, 2022, https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2015/06/caitlyn-jenner-bruce-cover-annie-leibovitz.

[3] Andrew Walker, God and the Transgender Debate: What Does the Bible Actually Say About Gender Identity? 2nd ed. (India: The Good Book Company, 2022), 200.

[4] J. Alan Branch, Affirming God’s Image: Addressing the Transgender Question with Science and Scripture (Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2019), 108.

[5] Trueman, The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self, 46,50.

[6] Ryan T. Anderson, When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment (New York: Encounter Books, 2018), 100.

[7] Sharon James, Gender Ideology: What Do Christians Need to Know? (Great Britain: Christian Focus Publications Ltd, 2019), 19-20.

[8] Nancy R. Pearcey, Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions About Life and Sexuality (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2018), 197.

[9] Lawrence S. Mayer and Paul R. McHugh, “Sexuality and Gender: Findings from the Biological, Psychological, and Social Sciences,” The New Atlantis: A Journal of Modern Technology and Society, Special Report, no. 50 (2016), 88.

[10] Anderson, When Harry Became Sally, 29.

[11] Steven A. Richards, “How I was Trapped by Gender Ideology,” Washington Examiner, accessed May 25, 2022, https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/restoring-america/patriotism-unity/how-i-was-trapped-by-gender-ideology.

[12] Mayer and McHugh, “Sexuality and Gender,” 8.

[13] Branch, Affirming God’s Image, 104-105.

Transgenderism Isn’t Self-Actualization, It’s Self-Annihilation, Part 1 — Standing for Freedom Center

March 25 Evening Verse of The Day

9:23 At issue was not Jesus’s ability but the father’s faith—everything is possible for the one who believes (cp. 5:36; 10:27).[1]

9:23 for the one who believes Jesus’ response redirects the conversation from the question of His ability to the need for faith.[2]

9:23 All things are possible. The oldest manuscripts omit “believes,” thus making the phrase “If you can” a question or exclamation on Jesus’ part. The issue was not His lack of power but the father’s lack of faith. Though Jesus often healed apart from the faith of those involved, here He chose to emphasize the power of faith (cf. Mt 17:20; Lk 17:6). Jesus healed multitudes, but many, if not most, did not believe in Him. Cf. Lk 17:15–19.[3]

9:23 Believe is a marvelous word—not work, pay, cry, or penance, but believe.[4]

9:23 “ ‘If You can’ ” This is a play on the man’s statement of v. 22. It is another FIRST CLASS CONDITIONAL SENTENCE. This man affirmed Jesus’ ability; now Jesus affirms his.

 “ ‘All things are possible to him who believes’ ” This is not a blank check for humanity, even believing humanity, to manipulate God, but a promise that God will do His will through believing faith. There are two conditions: (1) God’s will and (2) believing faith![5]

23. Jesus said to him, As to that if you can, all things are possible for him who believes. It is interesting to notice how quickly and dramatically Jesus turns the tables on this man. “The question is not whether I am able but whether you believe,” the Lord is, as it were, saying. Though it is not true that Jesus never healed anyone unless that person manifested genuine faith, it is true that he placed great emphasis on faith. See 1:15; 5:36; 6:5, 6; 11:23; cf. Matt. 17:20.[6]

Ver. 23. If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.

Omnipotence of faith:

I. The nature of faith. “Taking God at His Word,” is perhaps one of the best definitions ever given. The truths connected with salvation, which require to be cordially believed, may be stated in the following manner. 1. That all have sinned. 2. I am a guilty sinner, and exposed to the just punishment of sin. 3. That Jesus having died for all, is the Saviour of all that truly believe on Him.

II. The provisions for faith. You are authorized to believe. God has made rich provision that you might believe. That you cannot believe in Christ without being saved is evident—1. From the character of God. 2. From the Word of God. 3. From the assurance God has given to attest His word. 4. From the promises of God. 5. From the covenant of God (Heb. 6:13, 18). 6. From the experience of His people in all ages.

III. The exercise of faith. Includes—1. Attention to the great objects of faith. 2. Knowledge (Matt. 13:16; Acts 27:27). 3. Reason. 4. Memory (1 Cor. 15:1, 4). 5. The affections. 6. The will—the determined exercise of the affections, aided by the understanding. What shall hinder the exercise of faith? Answer objections.

IV. The mighty power of faith. Examples—Abraham, three Hebrew children, Daniel, the man with the withered hand, the dying thief, &c. 1. Let every impenitent sinner believe that he is on the very brink of ruin, &c. 2. Let every penitent believe the record God has given of His Son, and apply it to himself. 3. Let every child of God in distress, &c., “trust, not be afraid.” 4. Let the Christian who is seeking full salvation, believe, “The blood of Jesus Christ His Son, cleanseth from all sin.” Be it unto thee according to thy faith. Believe now. Continue to believe. (A. Weston.)

I. All real goodness is to be attained by the exercise of faith in Christ. This implies the absence of (1) distrust; (2) presumption; (3) indifference.

II. Faith must always be limited by the promises of God.

III. Faith must have reference to the particular blessing sought. We must therefore be well versed in (1) the particular promises God has given, and in (2) the method in which God bestows them. (B. Noel.)

All things possible to faith:

I. You will observe the expression, “If thou canst believe!”—not, if thou dost believe;—“If thou canst believe.” Cannot, then, every one believe? Is or is not a man responsible for the character of his faith, and its degree? I want to examine that a little carefully. I lay down two broad first principles. Every man—at least, every man who has not, by his own wilfulness, destroyed it—every man who has not made himself lower than a man, and so lost the position of our common humanity—every man has some faith. And secondly, every man who uses the faith he has, will increase its power, and acquire more. If you deny either of those two premises, I do not see how a man can be brought in accountable for his faith. But admit them, and observe what follows. Can every one, at every moment, believe everything which he ought to believe? I think not; I think not at any moment. But then, had that man lived altogether as he ought to have lived, then he would, at that moment, have been able to believe a great deal more than he can believe now. The faith would have been in a stronger and clearer exercise. Probably, he would have been able to believe everything which at that particular time he was called upon to believe. And now, if that man will be true to his convictions, his faith will be sure to rise up to the level of believing what at that time he is unable to believe. For faith is progressive: faith must go to school, as patience must, or holiness must. Our Lord’s words imply attainment—the difficulty of the attainment—and they sympathize with the difficulty of the attainment. But the power of believing is a moral thing, which a man holds in his own hands. We all know indeed, that there cannot be a believing thought, nor one true conception, or any spiritual thing, without the inworking of the Holy Ghost. But then, the Holy Ghost is always inworking. All that is contingent is our reception of the Holy Ghost.

II. The outside boundary-line of the province of faith, properly so called, is promises. Faith is laying hold: I do not say of what God is, for God may be and is much which we cannot understand enough even to believe—but it is laying hold of what God has covenanted Himself to us—what God is to His people. The promises are what God is to His Church—therefore faith confines itself to promises.

III. I must not, and I need not, stop now, to show that within that circumference, the range of God’s undertakings for us, is left enough, because it is left still infinite. But how to get this faith? What is the road to it? First, be sure that you are living a good, moral life. Secondly, do God’s will, whatever, in your conscience, you feel God’s will is. Thirdly, cherish convictions, and obey the “still small voices.” Fourth, act out the faith you have, and let it be a constant prayer, “More faith, Lord; more faith.” Fifth, go up and down among the promises, and be conversant with the character and the attributes of God. Sixth, wrestle with some one promise in spirit every day, till you get it. Seventh, take large, loving views of Jesus, make experiments of His love,—and always sit and wait, with an open heart, to take in all that He most assuredly waits to give. (J. Vaughan, M.A.)

Faith omnipotent:

I. Some of the achievements of faith. 1. We will consider faith in its relationship to guilt. 2. Let us also observe faith in the midst of those constant attacks of which the heir of heaven is the subject. 3. The obtaining of eminence in grace. 4. The power of faith in the service of God.

II. Where lies, then, the secret strength of faith? It lies in the food it feeds on; for faith studies what the promise is—an emanation of Divine grace, an overflowing of the great heart of God. Faith thinketh who gave this promise. She remembereth why the promise was given. She also considers the amazing work of Christ. She then looks back upon the past. She remembers that God never has failed her. (C. H. Spurgeon.)

The power of faith:—Faith is not only a grace of itself, but is steward and purveyor of all other graces, and its office is to make provision for them, while they are working; and therefore as a man’s faith grows either stronger or weaker, so his work goes on more or less vigorously. There is no grace, nor supply, nor mercy, laid up in the Lord Jesus Christ, but it is all in the hands of a believer’s faith; and he may take from thence whatsoever he needs, to supply the present wants and necessities of his soul. (Bishop Hopkins.)

The sphere of faith’s power:—The expression does not mean, in this connection, “It is possible for the believer to do all things,” but “It is possible for the believer to get all things.” Omnipotence is, in a sense, at his disposal. But the universality of things contemplated by our Lord was not, as the nature of the case makes evident, the most absolute conceivable. We must descend in thought to the limited universality of things that would be of benefit to the believer. We must, indeed, descend still farther. We must consider the benefit of the believer not absolutely, or unconditionally, but relatively to his circumstances, thus relatively to the circumstances of the other beings with whom he is connected. With these limitations—inherent in the nature of the case—“all things” are possible for him that believeth. But why only for him that believeth? Because faith in the fact of Christ’s Divine power or authority, or, at all events, in the propitiousness which is involved in that fact, is, in the nature of things, absolutely necessary to the enjoyment of the highest spiritual blessings. By making it a pre-requisite for the obtaining of material blessings, Christ made His visible life a parable of high invisible realities, and flashed light on the inner by the reflective power of the outer. It was the perfection of symbolism. (J. Morison, D.D.)[7]

23. Jesus gently reproves the man’s lack of faith. If you can might be better paraphrased ‘That “if you can” of yours’ (where Jesus would be quoting the man’s own words): ‘Why, everything can be done for one who believes.’ This is a statement of the great biblical principle enunciated in 10:27 and 11:24. But we are not called to ‘put God to the test’ by irresponsible ‘believing prayer’ for what may well be our human desire but not be his will. We are free to ask what we will, but only if it is what God wills (14:36). This is no mere theological quibble: it is a statement in another form of the need for the ‘mind of Christ’ in us, given by the Spirit. It is also a warning against taking one statement of Scripture in isolation from others, and basing presumptuous prayer on it.[8]

23. If thou canst believe. “You ask me,” says he, “to aid you as far as I can; but you will find in me an inexhaustible fountain of power, provided that the faith which you bring be sufficiently large.” Hence may be learned a useful doctrine, which will apply equally to all of us, that it is not the Lord that prevents his benefits from flowing to us in large abundance, but that it must be attributed to the narrowness of our faith, that it comes to us only in drops, and that frequently we do not feel even a drop, because unbelief shuts up our heart. It is an idle exercise of ingenuity to prove Christ’s meaning to be, that a man can believe of himself: for nothing more was intended than to throw back on men the blame of their poverty, whenever they disparage the power of God by their unbelief.

All things are possible to him that believeth. Christ undoubtedly intended to teach that the fulness of all blessings has been given to us by the Father, and that every kind of assistance must be expected from him alone in the same manner as we expect it from the hand of God. “Only exercise,” says he, “a firm belief, and you will obtain.” In what manner faith obtains any thing for us we shall immediately see.[9]

9:23 “If you can”? Jesus repeats the father’s words back to him (literally, “As for ‘if you can’ ”). This is usually understood as exasperation on Jesus’s part and a rebuke of the father’s lack of faith. Yet the father was not guilty of the same degree of hardness as the “unbelieving generation” in verse 19. I would link this with the cry for help in verse 24 below as a small amount of faith rather than complete unbelief. The father is unsure but still centers on Jesus, as did the Syrophoenician woman and the deaf mute (7:24–37). He is another of the “little people” (see “Theological Themes” in the introduction) who exemplify the kind of discipleship Jesus requires of his followers.

Everything is possible for one who believes. This does not mean that faith imparts an omniscience to the believer and God is required to yield anything demanded by one with faith (see further on 11:22–24). It does mean that the limitless power of God is available to anyone who will trust entirely in Jesus (cf. Phil. 4:13, 19). This is one of Jesus’s key statements, with important repercussions for the life of faith, as will be explored in 11:22–24.[10]

23 The neuter article τό (to) in the Greek phrase τό εἰ δύνῃ (to ei dunē, “the if you can”) may serve to make the conditional clause substantival, in which case Jesus means “now concerning your ‘if you can’ statement.” More likely, however, it serves to introduce a quoted word (so NIV). Copyists had trouble with this cryptic phrase, and some MSS add the word πιστεῦσαι (pisteusai), “if you can believe.”[11]

[1] McLaren, R. H. (2017). Mark. In E. A. Blum & T. Wax (Eds.), CSB Study Bible: Notes (p. 1576). Holman Bible Publishers.

[2] Barry, J. D., Mangum, D., Brown, D. R., Heiser, M. S., Custis, M., Ritzema, E., Whitehead, M. M., Grigoni, M. R., & Bomar, D. (2012, 2016). Faithlife Study Bible (Mk 9:23). Lexham Press.

[3] MacArthur, J. F., Jr. (2006). The MacArthur study Bible: New American Standard Bible. (Mk 9:23). Thomas Nelson Publishers.

[4] Radmacher, E. D., Allen, R. B., & House, H. W. (1999). Nelson’s new illustrated Bible commentary (p. 1224). T. Nelson Publishers.

[5] Utley, R. J. D. (2000). The Gospel according to Peter: Mark and I & II Peter: Vol. Volume 2 (p. 104). Bible Lessons International.

[6] Hendriksen, W., & Kistemaker, S. J. (1953–2001). Exposition of the Gospel According to Mark (Vol. 10, p. 349). Baker Book House.

[7] Exell, J. S. (n.d.). The Biblical Illustrator: St. Mark (pp. 354–355). James Nisbet & Co.

[8] Cole, R. A. (1989). Mark: An Introduction and Commentary (Vol. 2, pp. 220–221). InterVarsity Press.

[9] Calvin, J., & Pringle, W. (2010). Commentary on a Harmony of the Evangelists Matthew, Mark, and Luke (Vol. 2, p. 325). Logos Bible Software.

[10] Osborne, G. R. (2014). Mark (M. L. Strauss & J. H. Walton, Eds.; p. 160). Baker Books.

[11] Wessel, W. W., & Strauss, M. L. (2010). Mark. In T. Longman III & D. E. Garland (Eds.), The Expositor’s Bible Commentary: Matthew–Mark (Revised Edition) (Vol. 9, p. 846). Zondervan.

Ray Comfort Reveals Stunning Biblical Symbols You’ll See in King Charles’ Coronation

Evangelist Ray Comfort believes the “fear of the Lord is key to entering God’s holy presence and receiving his blessings,” and he believes embracing this reality is the key to gaining wisdom. “The Bible says the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom,” Comfort said, appealing to Jesus’ words in Matthew 10:28 (NIV). Christ proclaimed, “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.”

Comfort, author of the new book “How to Make Sure God Hears Your Prayers ― Find Peace and Comfort in God’s Promises,” said some “gloss over that Scripture” and miss what Jesus is proclaiming. “He’s saying, ‘If a man’s coming at you with a knife to plunge it into your chest, don’t fear that — fear God.  And the fear of someone trying to kill you is nothing compared to the fear of God,'” he said. But, in some circles, there’s a pushback on the idea of fearing the Lord. Comfort spoke about his own experience before becoming a Christian. One night outside of a dance hall, he recalled dishonorable intentions he had while hanging out with a fellow teen.

“I think it’s the same problem that Israel had for many, many years,” Comfort said. “And many times in the Old Testament, the Bible says they got into idolatry, they bowed down to idols. And the reason idols are so attractive to sinful human beings is because they don’t have a moral dictate. An idol doesn’t say, ‘You shall not steal, you shall not commit adultery you, shall not kill you, shall not be a false witness.” This absence of a moral dictate is something people find inherently attractive, as they can conjure up their own idea of God in their minds.

Source: Ray Comfort Reveals Stunning Biblical Symbols You’ll See in King Charles’ Coronation

Pray & Dont Lose Heart – Pastor Patrick Hines Sermon — Christian Sermons and Audio Books

1 Now He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they ought to pray and not become discouraged, 2 saying, “In a certain city there was a judge who did not fear God and did not respect [any] person. 3 “Now there was a widow in that city, and she kept coming to him, saying, ‘Give me justice against my *opponent.’ 4 “For a while he was unwilling; but later he said to himself, ‘Even though I do not fear God nor respect [any] person, 5 yet because this widow is bothering me, I will give her justice; otherwise *by continually coming she will wear me out.’” 6 And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unrighteous judge said; 7 now, will God not bring about justice for His elect who cry out to Him day *and night, and will He delay long for them? 8 “I tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?” Luke 18:1-8 / New American Standard Bible / NASB20

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▶️Am I Right With God?: The Gospel, Justification, Saving Faith, Repentance, Assurance, & The New Birth https://www.amazon.com/Right-God-Justification-Repentance-Assurance-ebook/dp/B0BR1L48YN/ref=sr_1_1?qid=1675293042&refinements=p_27%3APatrick+W.+O.+Hines&s=digital-text&sr=1-1&text=Patrick+W.+O.+Hines

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Pray & Dont Lose Heart – Pastor Patrick Hines Sermon

From the church website:

We subscribe to the Westminster Standards as our doctrinal statement. It consists of the following documents:

The Westminster Confession of Faith
The Westminster Larger Catechism
The Westminster Shorter Catechism

We also believe that Christian Worship is to be regulated and defined by God’s Word, the Bible.

Our worship services are designed to please and honor the Triune God of the Bible. We place Scripture reading and the preaching of the word of God at the center of worship along with Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. These are God’s gifts to His church and ought to always be at the center of Christian worship. We are a congregation that loves to sing God’s praises, recite His Word back to Him, and actively engage in hearing and learning from God’s Word.

We embrace and promote a comprehensive Christian world and life view.

There is no area of life which is not under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. It is to God and His law which all people, including governments and civil rulers, will answer. The Word of God embraces and informs the way we view marriage, the family, children, education, politics, worship, law, government, war, the church, missions, evangelism, and worship. In the world today there is a battle of opposing worldviews. There are basically only two positions: God’s Word and man’s ideas. We stand positively for Biblical truth and negatively against man’s ideas which are opposed to Biblical truth.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the only hope for mankind.

Because all men fall short of obeying God’s law, all men everywhere are in need of divine grace and salvation from God. This salvation is found only in the Lord Jesus Christ who died for sinners, was buried, rose again, and is alive today seated at God the Father’s right hand.

We Worship God Together as Families.

We offer nursery during the morning worship service for newborns and infants but encourage people to keep as many of their children as they can with them for morning worship. The audio of the service is in the nursery via speakers. There is also a crying room with a video screen and audio of the sermon. We offer Sunday school classes for all ages, but worship together as families. We do not offer “children’s” church. Children need to be in morning worship as soon as possible so they can learn how to participate as active worshipers of the Living God which includes the singing of His praises and listening actively to sermons.


Communion is served monthly. All who profess faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and are members of an evangelical church are cordially invited to participate with us in the Lord’s Supper.

Charles Spurgeon Sermon Playlist:

Pray & Dont Lose Heart – Pastor Patrick Hines Sermon — Christian Sermons and Audio Books

Forget and Forgive — VCY America

Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the Lord, and he shall save thee. (Proverbs 20:22)

Be not in haste. Let anger cool down. Say nothing and do nothing to avenge yourself. You will be sure to act unwisely if you take up the cudgels and fight your own battles; and, certainly, you will not show the spirit of the Lord Jesus. It is nobler to forgive and let the offense pass. To let an injury rankle in your bosom and to meditate revenge is to keep old wounds open and to make new ones. Better forget and forgive.

Peradventure, you say that you must do something or be a great loser; then do what this morning’s promise advises: “Wait on the Lord, and he shall save thee.” This advice will not cost you money but is worth far more, Be calm and quiet. Wait upon the Lord; tell Him your grievance; spread Rabshakeh’s letter before the Lord, and this of itself will be an ease to your burdened mind. Besides, there is the promise “He shall save thee.” God will find a way of deliverance for you. How He will do it neither you nor I can guess, but do it He will, If the Lord saves you, this will be a deal better than getting into petty quarrels and covering yourself with filth by wrestling with the unclean, Be no more angry. Leave your suit with the Judge of all.

Forget and Forgive — VCY America

In what Sense the Mysteries of the Gospel are Hid from Many – John Newton | Christian Sermons and Audio Books

In what Sense the Mysteries of the Gospel are Hid from Many – John Newton

John Newton playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF44544DEAD10B5D2

Source: In what Sense the Mysteries of the Gospel are Hid from Many – John Newton

When We Maximize our Problems, We Minimize God’s Power — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

O Lord, God of Israel, enthroned between the cherubim, you alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth.” 2 Kings 19:15 (NIV)

Surrounded by 185,000 enemy troops, who comprised an army that had never lost a battle in its conquest of the world, King Hezekiah listened to a message that, in essence, said, “Surrender and we’ll let your people live as slaves. Otherwise, we’re coming in to kill.

With nowhere else to turn, Hezekiah took the matter to God. If it were my crisis, my prayer would probably start like this: “God, do you realize that there’s an army surrounding us! They’re planning to kill us in the morning! Why aren’t you doing something about this?”

But Hezekiah praised God before anything else: “O Lord, God of Israel . . . you alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth.

He sought God first, in worship, before asking for anything. He voiced the truth that God was bigger than the bogeymen outside the gates of Jerusalem. Then, almost as an afterthought, Hezekiah said, “Oh yeah, there’s this big army outside. God, we don’t know what to do, so we’re looking to you.

When we maximize our problems, we minimize God’s greatness and we also minimize—in our minds—God’s ability to handle our problems.

Hezekiah acknowledged God’s sovereignty and power over the facts of the situation, and that lifted the crisis above the thinking of mere men and placed it right into the loving lap of the One, True, Supreme Being of the universe. We can’t, but God can.

The next morning, Hezekiah looked out across the enemy encampments that surrounded his people and he saw the invading army laid waste by an Angel of God (2 Kings 19:35).

God, we don’t know what to do, so we’re looking to you.

By Jon Walker
Used by Permission

Further Reading

•  How to Pray

•  Hailing the Chief

•  Salvation Explained

When We Maximize our Problems, We Minimize God’s Power — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

25 Mar 2023 News Briefing

Expect more Northern Lights through 2025, and more risk
The strongest solar storm in years lit up the skies across North America Thursday night. If you were lucky enough to get a break in the clouds, it was one of the more brilliant displays in the Inland Northwest for some time. More opportunities to see the aurora are likely over the next couple of years, but that opportunity comes with a dark side.

Earth Hit By “Strongest Geomagnetic Storm In Six Years” As Dazzling Auroras Spotted Across US
The coronal mass ejection we warned readers about days ago just blasted the Earth with solar plasma from the sun, unleashing one of the most intense geomagnetic storms in years. “A severe disturbance in the Earth’s magnetic field,” an SWPC warned, calling the solar storm “severe.”

Mystery Object Found Near Nord Stream Pipelines Could Point To Culprit
Russia says it is supporting efforts to recover forensic evidence from the underwater site of the Nord Stream sabotage blasts, which may provide clues as to the culprit behind it. Images of a new mystery object have emerged, with Moscow saying it is vitally important that it be carefully examined.

Africa is splitting into two as new ocean forms, researchers say
Tectonic plate shifts in Ethiopia show that the African continent is splitting in two – paving the way for Earth’s sixth ocean to emerge, according to researchers. The shift between tectonic plates has been ongoing since the East African Rift – a 35-mile-long crack in Ethiopia’s desert – emerged in 2005. The separation of the Somalian tectonic plate and the larger Nubian tectonic plate will effectively split the world’s second-largest continent in two

Anti-reform protests reveal police double standards – analysis
This has raised questions about the limits of protest and eyebrows about how the police deal with the lawbreakers, suggesting different sets of rules apply for different citizens. Itzhak Bam, an Israeli attorney specializing in freedom of expression, told JNS: “What is interesting in this case is the extreme tolerance of the police.

Pelosi attacks Abp. Cordileone over opposition to abortion, same-sex ‘marriage,’ calls for women priests
During a recent event at the Jesuit-run Georgetown University, self-professed “Catholic” Rep. Nancy Pelosi picked back up her fight with Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone and expressed support for the idea of women priests. ..the pro-abortion former Speaker of the House bizarrely claimed that her political advocacy is “pro-life,”

China raids US firm in Beijing, detains its staff
The company, corporate due diligence firm Mintz Group, confirmed that “Chinese authorities have detained the five staff in Mintz Group’s Beijing office, all of them Chinese nationals, and have closed our operations there,” Reuters reported. A source at the company, which is based in New York, told Reuters the raid came in the afternoon on March 20, and the detained employees are being held somewhere outside Beijing.

White powder found at Manhattan DA office investigating Trump
White powder was discovered Friday in an envelope likely addressed to the Manhattan district attorney investigating former President Donald Trump amid reporting that the DA could soon press criminal charges against Trump.

Iran proxy attacks US base after Biden airstrikes over killed US contractor
Iran proxy forces launched a series of missile strikes at a U.S. base in northeast Syria on Friday, one day after a deadly drone attack on another base in the region prompted President Joe Biden to order a wave of retaliatory airstrikes. U.S. officials said “lots of rockets” targeted an American base Friday, but there were no known U.S. casualties, CBS News reported. Fox News reported that the base was near the Al-Omar oil field, the largest oil field in Syria.

Disguised ‘total warfare’ waged against the U.S.
It’s one of the most vexing and consequential questions facing Americans today: Why do this nation’s ruling elites seem to be madly in love with China? Or to put a finer point on it: Why are the political and corporate leaders of America – long the freest, most successful, most prosperous and most Christian nation in history – now in craven submission to a ruthless, communist, totalitarian and explicitly atheistic dictatorship openly committed to ruling the world, including America?

DOJ sued over far-left protesting at Supreme Court justices’ homes
The Heritage Foundation’s Oversight Project is suing the Justice Department for communications related to the department’s failure to apply federal law against far-left protests at the Supreme Court Justices’ homes. The suit follows Attorney General Merrick Garland’s admission that it is a federal crime (under 18 U.S.C. § 1507) to protest outside a judge’s home with the intent of influencing that judge.

Men cleaning up honors that are designated for ‘women’
Men have been cleaning up in recent months when the honors are designated for women. Jill Biden was ridiculed when, at the White House, she honored a man on International Women’s Day. A man recently took first in a women’s bicycling race in New York. Men have been entered in beauty pageants, and, of course, there’s the controversial women’s swim competition victories by Lia Thomas, a male. The newest such case has developed in a decision by USA Today to name a man as one of its “Women of the Year.”

Dr. Fauci AI arrest photos posted on Twitter
This tweet seems to show images of public health official Anthony Fauci being arrested by poiice

Netanyahu: Refusal to obey orders is existential threat – crosses all red lines
“The heads of the security establishment must take a firm stand against this refusal phenomenon.

Activists offer to pay Arabs to store Paschal lambs near Temple Mount
Two activists from the “Return to the Mount” movement were arrested on Tuesday night after putting up notices in Arabic in the Old City of Jerusalem offering payment to anyone willing to store lambs for the Paschal sacrifice. Additionally, the “Beyadenu” movement announced this week that it would be organizing a visit to the Temple Mount on Rosh Chodesh Nissan on Thursday, which also marks the first day of the month of Ramadan. The group will go up to the mountain at 7:15 a.m.

There’s Been Yet Another Turn in the Grand Jury Case Against Trump
“A Manhattan grand jury will not hear testimony, deliberate or vote on the hush-money case against former President Donald Trump Thursday,” Fox News reported The decision comes after reports there is turmoil inside the office of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg and severe disagreement about bringing an indictment against the former president. Meanwhile, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan is demanding Bragg testify on Capitol Hill about his politically charged crusade against Trump.

Tornado Emergency issued in Mississippi as severe storms threaten millions across South
A rare Tornado Emergency was issued in Mississippi on Friday night as dangerous storms marched across the South after nightfall.

CLIMATE CULT CLOWNS: University of Helsinki awards Greta Thunberg an honorary doctorate in THEOLOGY for her evangelical work in converting world to “green” religion
The University of Helsinki in Finland has announced that this year’s Conferment Jubilee ceremony, which began on March 20, includes the issuance of an honorary Doctorate of Theology to climate activist Greta Thunberg.

‘The Great Covid-19 Lie Machine’: Stanford University Project Colluded With Feds, Social Media to Censor ‘Misinformation’ 
A project run by Stanford University served as a “dry run” for President Biden’s “disinformation” board, according to journalist Matt Taibbi’s latest “Twitter files” release, which he dubbed, “The Great Covid-19 Lie Machine: Stanford, the Virality Project, and the Censorship of ‘True Stories.’”

‘Smart’ Masks for Cows? Gates Invests $4.7 Million in Data-Collecting Faceware for Livestock
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation this month awarded a $4.8 million grant to a company that sells “smart” face masks for cows.

In Majority Ruling, Federal Appeals Court Again Blocks Biden’s COVID Vaccine Mandate for Federal Workers 
A federal appeals court on Thursday blocked President Biden’s executive order mandating federal workers nationwide get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Defunded Austin Cops Take So Long To Respond To DUI That Driver Sobers Up, Walks Free
“Head on, didn’t hit the brakes, airbags deployed, screaming kids, smoke, adrenaline, we started screaming, and got the kids out of the car…”

Chinese Nationals Are Illegally Crossing SW Border in Record Numbers Amid Concerns About Spying 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it has encountered 4,366 Chinese nationals illegally crossing the Southwest border so far in Fiscal Year 2023, which began on October 1, 2022.

Study finds 1 in every 99 COVID Vaccinated Toddlers require Emergency Care or Hospitalisation 
A study conducted by scientists from several respected institutions across Germany & Switzerland has discovered that 1 in every 99 Covid-19 vaccination children aged 5 and under require emergency care or hospitalisation.

Watch Bill Johnson Of Bethel Church Talking About ‘The Miracle’ At James River Church Of A Woman With 3 Amputated Toes That Amazingly Grew Back 
Meet Bill Johnson. He is the ‘pastor’ of Bethel Church in Redding, California, and he has seen ‘hundreds of miracles’ take place at a recent meeting at the James River Church. One of these ‘miracles’ was so incredible that he talked about it in detail. A woman named Krissy Thompson had had 3 toes amputated, and on this particular night, when Bill Johnson was speaking, her missing toes miraculously grew back. There was a brief period of praising the Lord, then everyone went about their business. Sounds legit.

Uganda Enacts Death Penalty for Gay Pedophiles, Biden Threatens Sanctions
The African nation of Uganda has passed new legislation banning LGBTism while enacting the death penalty for homosexual pedophiles and groomers, with the nation’s President saying in an impassioned speech to parliament that the new laws will protect Ugandan children of both the present and the future.

Communist China Signs Agreement With Russia To Bring ‘Change Not Seen In 100 Years’ To The New World Order
President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin were filmed saying warm goodbyes as their two-day meeting ended with China’s leader saying they were driving geopolitical change around the world. “Right now there are changes – the likes of which we haven’t seen for 100 years – and we are the ones driving these changes together,” Xi told Putin as he stood at the door of the Kremlin to bid him farewell. The Russian president responded: “I agree.” Yep, right on time.

University of Maryland Faces $10 Million Lawsuit After Shutting Down Anti-CCP Protests and Allowing CCP Drone to Harass Protesters
Last month, on February 7th, protesters from the New Federal State of China (NFSC) were shut down by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), despite having been granted a permit to protest. They were there to protest against Shan Weijian, a CCP-tied billionaire that has publicly defended the regime’s human rights abuses, and did so peacefully, holding anti-CCP signs and handing out flyers.

Study: Joe Biden’s Inflation Causing American Hunger
Food prices have increased under President Joe Biden’s leadership, fueling American hunger, as nearly a quarter of Americans sometimes don’t get enough to eat, an Urban Institute study revealed Tuesday.

UK bishops decry country’s new ‘buffer zone’ law that may criminalize silent prayer outside abortion mills
While in this instance the CBCEW has opposed the government and defended Catholics, their track record on issues of life and family is largely one of betrayal.

France Burns As Million Protesters Rage Against Pension Reforms
France is engulfed in turmoil following President Emmanuel Macron’s controversial decision to raise the retirement age. Over a million people participated in nationwide protests on Thursday, transforming urban areas into scenes of chaos. These demonstrations, the largest in years, have triggered fuel shortages, hundreds of arrests, and even claims of “civil war.”

Homosexuals Sue Christian Activist for Criticizing Test Tube Baby Trafficking
A pair of homosexuals are suing Christian activist Lauren Witzke after she took to Twitter to criticize the depravity of disturbing footage they posted online after a female surrogate gave birth to two premature test tube babies on their behalf.

Pentagon Leaders Say New Budget Will Help Prepare For War With China
“…moving it down the path toward confrontation & potential conflict with neighbors & possibly the United States.”

Source: https://www.raptureready.com/2023/03/25/25-mar-2023/

Headlines – 3/25/2023

UN commission resumes ‘kangaroo court’ hearings on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Jerusalem security forces on alert as tens of thousands at 1st Friday Ramadan prayers

US, UN officials use ‘puzzling’ language equating tensions with Ramadan, Passover and Easter

Senior Israeli Official: There Is No Crisis With the U.S., Washington Tried to Oust Netanyahu Twice in the Past

Senior Israeli official: Repealing Disengagement Law does not violate deal with US

After delays, Netanyahu finally leaves for London, where more protesters await

As Netanyahu flies to London, UK chief rabbi calls for ‘Jewish unity’ around world

UK’s Sunak stresses ‘democratic values’ to Netanyahu, as hundreds outside protest overhaul

In public address, Netanyahu strikes conciliatory tone, insists judicial reforms will move forward

Shekel slumps after Netanyahu speech vowing to push ahead with overhaul legislation

AG says Netanyahu is breaking the law and in violation of conflict of interest deal

200 more pilots to skip weekly training flight over PM’s refusal to halt overhaul

IDF chief said to warn army on verge of curbing ops due to absence of reservists

Netanyahu: If calls spread for refusal to serve, State of Israel in ‘terrible danger’

Protesters declare ‘week of paralysis’ ahead of government passing core overhaul bill

Citing ‘Islamo-Nazi ideologies,’ judge refuses to free anti-overhaul demonstrator

After arrest at protest, ‘Our Boys’ director Hagai Levi calls overhaul ‘a blasphemy’

Italian opposition criticizes Meloni over Nazi massacre comments

Jewish groups urge US rugby to pull out of South Africa tourney that banned Israel

Saudi Arabia, Syria discuss restoring ties amid Mideast reshuffling

‘Sea change’: Disruptive Saudi prince shows new pragmatism with Iran – Some analysts believe deal with Tehran signals maturation and realism in Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s regional approach

US army chief: Iran could produce enough material for nuclear weapon within 2 weeks

Israel threatens military strike if Iran enriches uranium above 60%

Top US general: ‘Multiple options’ exist if Iran decides to build a bomb

US retaliates after contractor killed by suspected IRGC drone strike

US bombs Syria targets after deadly drone attack

Iran retaliates against US strikes, fires 3 missiles at American base in Syria

US carries out airstrikes on Iran-linked groups in Syria after attack on base

Biden Responds After Iran-Linked Drone Strike Kills Contractor: US Will ‘Forcefully’ Protect Personnel in Syria

GOP House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman gives Blinken until Monday to turn over Afghanistan document or face subpoena

Brazilian nuclear power company hid radioactive leak

Minnesota power plant to temporarily shut down after new leak of radioactive water detected

North Korea claims to test underwater nuke drone that causes ‘radioactive tsunami’

China Claims U.S. Warship ‘Illegally’ Entered Waters Around Paracel Islands

U.S. and China wage war beneath the waves – over internet cables

Gen. Spalding Raises Alarm: Putin, Xi Growing Successful in Creating New World Order

White House: Meeting of China-Russia ‘Marriage’ Shows They Know ‘American Leadership’ ‘Is Back’

Trump on Russia-China-Iran Axis of Evil: Biden ‘Forced Them Together’

Biden says China-Russia partnership is ‘vastly exaggerated’ during Canada visit

After Xi’s Russia Trip, US Fears World May Embrace China’s Ukraine Peace Bid – Bloomberg

‘War of Attrition’ – West Must Prepare for Long War in Ukraine, Warns NATO Chief

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Zakharova: “Western Govts Want to Distract from Nord Stream Facts by Any Means Possible”

UN report: Ukrainian and Russian POWs faced torture, executions

Senators urge Biden to cooperate with ICC’s Putin investigation

Senators Urge Biden to Share Putin War Crimes Evidence With International Court

Russia will bomb any country if Putin gets arrested, says ally; EU leaders endorse Ukraine ammunition deal

Putin arrest warrant prompts SA to seek legal advice

This Week in Ukraine: Soldiers Storm Orthodox Monastery, Arrest Priest During Service, Cut Off Access to Sacred Caves, Close Three Orthodox Churches

China detains staff, raids office of US due diligence firm Mintz Group

‘Mega strike’ in Germany: Flights, trains and buses cancelled during mass walkout starting on Sunday

French President Macron Says Will Not Yield to Pension Protests

Macron’s Pension Reform Ignites Biggest Protests in 50 Years, and Chaos in France Forces King Charles III to Postpone State Visit With Lavish Ball in Versailles Palace

Use of force signals ‘crisis of authority’ as France’s pension battle turns to unrest

Block shares plunge 15% after short seller Hindenburg says Jack Dorsey’s company facilitates fraud

Deutsche Bank shares plummet, fuelling crisis fears

Banks Are Still Drawing on the Fed for $164 Billion of Emergency Cash

Federal Reserve Loans Climb to $354 Billion as Banks Scramble for Liquidity, Highest Since 2008

Biden on banking response: ‘We’ve done a pretty damn good job’

Yellen Convenes Emergency Financial Stability Meeting On Friday As Banking Crisis Explodes

Moody’s sees risk that U.S. banking ‘turmoil’ can’t be contained

‘The banks are melting’: Elon Musk blasts Biden for celebrating climate change agenda during economic upheaval

The Looming Quadrillion Dollar Derivatives Tsunami

JPMorgan will let consumers pay with their face or palm instead of a card

State Financial Officers Demand Chase Stop ‘Politically Motivated’ De-Banking

You Thought Dominion Had Issues – The Latest Election Technology Is Absolutely Frightening

Maricopa County Judge Issues Order Setting Schedule For Kari Lake’s Signature Verification Fraud Challenge, Conference on March 30

“Say a Pray For Our Whistleblowers, For Their Protection” – Kari Lake Calls on Americans to Pray for the Brave Arizonans Who Testified on the Massive Mail-In Ballot Fraud in Maricopa County

Effort to squash Biden family stories long predated Hunter laptop, newly released emails reveal

“It’s Possible the FBI Has Been Working with Hunter Biden” – Tucker Carlson Discusses FBI Mole Named “One-Eye”

Kate Bedingfield Vowed Reporter Would Block Burisma Story Unless ‘Editors Hold a Gun to Her Head’

GOP Rep roils hearing when asking witness why Hunter Biden not prosecuted for falsifying gun buy app

Tucker Shows MSNBC Video of Trump Supporters on Jan 6 Throwing Things at Capitol Police – They Were Doing This Because Police Were Killing Rosanne Boyland

Trump Fires Back at DOJ, Accuses Agency of Creating ‘Unprecedented’ Situation Over Jan. 6 Lawsuits

Obama-Appointed Judge Rejects Claims of Executive Privilege, Orders Trump Aides to Testify Before Grand Jury

Rep. Tiffany: ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’ Fuels N.Y. Probe

In prison tweets, Avenatti warns unseen evidence may benefit Trump in Bragg case

Trump Inquiries Present a Stress Test for Justice in a Polarized Nation

Trump calls for removal of every top official investigating him

CNN’s Lemon: Trump’s ‘Racist’ Attacks on Prosecutors ‘Really Disturbing’

Marjorie Taylor Greene demands Manhattan DA Bragg be arrested for ‘prosecutorial misconduct’

Alan Dershowitz: Alvin Bragg Created ‘a Crime that Doesn’t Exist’ to ‘Get the Perp Walk’ of Trump

CNN’s Tapper: Trump Saying DA Bragg Doing Devil’s Work Is ‘Another Level’

Jeffries fears violence amid possible Trump arrest, former president’s rhetoric

Trump posts disturbing baseball bat photo with Alvin Bragg, threatens ‘death and destruction’

Package with suspicious powder delivered to Manhattan DA’s office amid Trump probe: ‘Alvin, I’ll kill you’

‘Suspicious’ White Powder Delivered to Alvin Bragg’s Manhattan Office Determined to be Non-Hazardous

Letter sent to Bragg follows a wave of threats and highlights the security nightmare of a Trump indictment

Sen. Ted Cruz to Newsmax: Return to DirecTV ‘Big Victory for Free Speech’

Author Matt Palumbo Exposes in New Book How the Left Weaponized the Fact-Checking Industry

In China, embattled TikTok chief seen as hero defying bullying U.S.

TikTok Paid for an Astroturfed Mob of Influencers to Show Up as CEO Testified Before Congress

TikTok Executive Claims Platform Ban Motivated by Xenophobia

Utah Governor Signs Laws Requiring Big Tech to Get Parental Consent for Minors Using Platforms

Biden Cyber Official: TikTok ‘Part of a Long-Range Strategy’ of ‘Dumbing down the Next Generation’ that We’re ‘Falling For’

James Cameron Is Concerned AI “Could Be The End Of The World”

NASA video shows a giant churning tornado on the sun as tall as 14 Earths, hurling plasma into space

Most powerful solar storm in 6 years caused auroras all over the US. And nobody saw it coming

Rare storm lights up skies with auroras across the US – The lights were visible at much lower latitudes than normal early Friday morning

5 planets will parade across the sky in rare astronomical event, while skyscraper-sized asteroid flies by Earth

‘City killer’ asteroid to pass between Earth and moon’s orbits this weekend

NASA Is Tracking a Huge, Growing Anomaly in Earth’s Magnetic Field

5.6 magnitude earthquake hits near Khowy, Iran

5.6 magnitude earthquake hits near Haveluloto, Tonga

5.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Izu Islands, Japan region

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits the Izu Islands, Japan region

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 24,000ft

Ruiz volcano in Colombia erupts to 24,000ft

Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 23,000ft

Sangay volcano in Ecuador erupts to 22,000ft

Sheveluch volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 22,000ft

Semeru volcano in Indonesia erupts to 16,000ft

Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 15,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 14,000ft

Sakurajima volcano on Japan erupts to 10,000ft

Ebeko volano in the Kuril Islands erupts to 10,000ft

New ocean could form in Africa as continent continues to split apart

Massive landslide strikes Karl-Marx village in Kyrgyzstan amid snowmelt season

2 tornadoes hit LA area as bomb cyclone barrels into California with high wind, record rain

Large wedge tornado travels for miles, leaving trail of damage across Mississippi

Tornadoes tear through Mississippi killing at least 10 and leaving 100-mile destruction path

Tornado damages 5 buildings and 17 vehicles in Greymouth, New Zealand

Before and after: Dramatic photos show how California lake filled in just 3 months’ time

Most extensive sandstorm of the year hits Beijing and surrounding provinces, China

1500 evacuated as Spain’s fire season starts early

UN Secretary-General Guterres calls for an end to the ‘war on nature’

Denver-area city caps number of gas stations, admits ‘promoting the use of electric vehicles’

Biden Tours Canada in 75 Car Motorcade to Address Global Warming

Joe Biden Immediately Scrambles For His Pre-Approved Notes While Trudeau Welcomes Biden to Canada

Biden in Address to Canadian Parliament: “I Applaud China For Stepping Up. Excuse Me, Canada!”

Jill Biden Tells Governor General of Canada: “It’s Been Really Warm Because of Global Warming in the United States”

Biden, Trudeau Sign Deal to Manage US-Canada Illegal Migration

2 dead and at least 9 unaccounted for after explosion rocks Pennsylvania chocolate factory – The cause of the blast at R.M. Palmer Company in West Reading was unclear

Freight train loaded with trash derails in Ayer, Massachusetts

Former Obama official died after pilot of Bombardier jet flipped switch, plane ‘abruptly pitched up’

Man accused of stabbing his wife to death during Bible study in Minnesota

New Emails Show Blowback at FBI After AG Garland’s Order to Treat Concerned Parents Like ‘Domestic Terrorists’

House GOP passes parents’ rights school bill after AOC, Dems cry ‘fascism’

‘State-sanctioned kidnapping’: California bill would give therapists power to take children over 12 from parents ‘without accusation, evidence, or trial’

Uganda’s LGBTQ community is ‘in shock’ over new measure, gay activist says

LGBTQ dating app Grindr warns Egyptian users of police targeting

Darcelle, world’s oldest working drag queen, dies at 92

Santos introduces bill to block funds to countries that pass anti-LGBT policies

Parents of Four Trans Youth Sue Florida Over Care Bans

Kentucky governor vetoes ban on gender-affirming care for youth

WaPo: Few Self-Claimed ‘Transgender’ Adults Undergo Surgery

Iowa becomes 10th state to ban gender transition surgeries for minors

Oregon Democrats Seek to Create Sanctuary State for Kids to Get Abortions and Sex Changes Without Parental Consent

Wyoming Abortion Ban Blocked Over 2012 Amendment

Nancy Pelosi Rejects Archbishop’s Call to Repent for Supporting Abortion: “His Problem, Not Mine”

Nancy Pelosi Attacks San Francisco Archbishop Cordileone as Anti-LGBTQ, Anti-Woman

Conservative Groups Sue DOJ for Information About Attacks on Churches, Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers

Cheap ‘smart’ bandage heals infected, chronic wounds – fast

Cocaine use has risen across Europe, according to wastewater study

Big Pharma Is Paying TikTok Influencers to Hook Teens on New Drugs

“Weapon of Mass Destruction”: Mexican Resident Charged With Possessing Over 1 Million Fentanyl Pills Equaling 108 Kilograms With Intent to Sell in Arizona AND 2.5 Million+ Pills Seized at The Border Last Week

Students Struggle Academically, Fight in Schools Amid Adderall Shortage – Children who can’t get ADHD medications ‘can’t control their impulses,’ says a Florida teacher

National Crisis: CDC Says 1 in 36 Children Now Identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Biden White House Pressured Facebook to Censor Vaccine Skeptics on Private Messaging Service WhatsApp

Biden White House urged Meta to crack down on ‘vaccine-skeptical’ content on WhatsApp private chat platform

Biden’s Federal Vaccine Mandate Dealt a Massive Blow in Appeals Court

US Court Upholds Block on Biden’s Vaccine Order for Federal Workers

Rand Paul: I Wouldn’t Vaccinate My Children for COVID Over Myocarditis Risks

‘Largest Satanic Gathering in History’ Will Require Masks and Vaccinations

Nolte: Add ‘Disinfecting’ to List of Things That Don’t Stop Coronavirus Spread

Rand Paul, Chip Roy Introduce Legislation to Eliminate NIAID, Agency that Fauci Led for Decades

Source: http://trackingbibleprophecy.org/birthpangs.php

U.S. Banks are sitting on $1.7 trillion in unrealized losses, research says. That’s not a problem—until it is

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 • https://finance.yahoo.com by Will Daniel

The potential for “contagion” throughout the financial system is now slim after the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC), Federal Reserve, and Treasury came together to backstop all depositors, both uninsured and insured, at SVB and Signature, they say.

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, for example, told lawmakers on the Senate Finance Committee last week after the second- and third-largest bank failures in history that Americans “can feel confident” about the safety of their deposits. And Citigroup CEO Jane Fraser told the Economic Club of Washington D.C. on Wednesday that the banking system is “sound,” and both large and regional banks are “well-capitalized,” adding “this is not a credit crisis,” Reuters reported.

When Credit Suisse went under shortly after Silicon Valley Bank, analysts argued that it was a scandal-plagued institution that had racked up billions in losses from high profile issues—including the Archegos hedge fund implosion of 2021—and its clients and depositors merely lost confidence. And they note that Silicon Valley Bank made fatal, and easily avoidable, errors in risk management that aren’t indicative of the health of the overall financial system.

‘Bring Our Troops Home’: Matt Gaetz, Rand Paul Repeat Call for Syria Pullout Amid New Attacks

President Joe Biden warned Friday that Washington would “act forcefully to protect our people” against attacks by “Iranian-backed” groups in Syria, which were blamed for a kamikaze drone attack that killed a US contractor Thursday. A US service member was reportedly injured Friday after attacks on US bases at Syria’s largest oil and gas fields.

Source: ‘Bring Our Troops Home’: Matt Gaetz, Rand Paul Repeat Call for Syria Pullout Amid New Attacks

“These Corrupt DAs, the DOJ, the FBI, You Name It.  For Seven Years They Haven’t Been Investigating Crimes.  They’ve Been Investigating a Person.” – Liz Harrington Spars with Chris Cuomo (VIDEO) — The Gateway Pundit

Liz Harrington was on with Chris Cuomo and they discussed, and sparred, on recent events and the last seven years of the Deep State attacking President Trump. 

When Cuomo started off by trying to suggest that President Trump is for riots in the streets, which is totally not true, Liz Harrington shared:

Chris, you just said it. You said the people should decide.  Let’s have a debate.  Let’s have an election.  The real problem here is they’re trying to take away that choice from the American people.

These corrupt DAs, the DOJ, the FBI, you name it.  For seven years they haven’t been investigating crimes.  They’ve been investigating a person.  Why – to stop him and to stop his political movement.

And you talked about two sides in this country, you’re on to something here.  But the two sides aren’t left and right.  It’s the uniparty, the people in power, versus the people.  That is the two sides here that we have right now.

An you talk about all the bad things happening here in our country.  The uniparty is very content with the status quo because they get richer, they get more power, and they’re happy as long as those two things continue.

Who disrupts the status quo?  It’s President Donald J. Trump… the best way in making America great again.

Next Jan 6 came up and all hell broke loose.

Watch the interview below:

Another great interview by Liz Harrington.

“These Corrupt DAs, the DOJ, the FBI, You Name It.  For Seven Years They Haven’t Been Investigating Crimes.  They’ve Been Investigating a Person.” – Liz Harrington Spars with Chris Cuomo (VIDEO) — The Gateway Pundit

40 Facts You NEED to Know: The REAL Story of “Covid” | Off Guardian

Kit Knightly

We first published our hugely popular cribsheet in September of 2021 in response to dozens – even hundreds – of reader requests for sources and data. It was intended as a resource and link dump as much as an article, and intentionally free of interpretation, editorialising or opinion.

The response was incredible, within weeks it became our most-viewed article of all time, and it has maintained steady traffic ever since.

But time moves on, and as new data was published and new facts came to light, it became clear we needed to update the piece – not just in terms of facts, but in terms of approach.

So, here are all the updated key facts and sources concerning the alleged “pandemic”, to help you get a grasp on what has happened to the world since January 2020, and assist in the enlightenment of any of your friends who might be still trapped in the New Normal fog.


Part I: Symptoms

NEW!1. “Covid19” and the flu have IDENTICAL symptoms. There are no symptoms or collections of symptoms unique or specific to “Covid” and only “Covid”. All “Covid” symptoms are common to many other diseases and conditions, including the collection of common respiratory infections colloquially known as “the flu”.

This is readily admitted by mainstream sources and “experts”, who routinely describe “Covid” symptoms as “flu like”.

According to the US Center for Disease Control’s own website comparing “Covid” and the flu:

You cannot tell the difference between flu and COVID-19 just by looking at the symptoms alone because they have some of the same symptoms.

While the UK’s NHS states:

The symptoms [of Covid] are very similar to symptoms of other illnesses, such as colds and flu.

While all mainstream sources couch the admission in soft language – “some of the same symptoms”“very similar” – the truth is the symptoms are identical. The only points of difference ever observed are equivocations on severity and onset time.

This article from Health Partners highlights that “Covid” can be both more severe OR milder than the flu, noting that “Covid” can sometimes “feel more like a cold”

While according to the Mayo Clinic, in their article on “Covid” vs the flu, the only difference in symptoms is that they “appear at different times”.


NEW!2. “Ground glass opacities” are NOT unique to “Covid”. Early in the pandemic, it was reported that medical imaging revealed what they call “ground glass opacity” in the lungs of suspected “Covid” cases and that this was being used to diagnose patients, but ground glass anomalies are not unique to “Covid”.

According to a German paper published in the Radiografie journal in 2010:

Ground glass opacity (GGO) is defined as diffuse pulmonary infiltration [which can be caused by] edema, airspace and interstitial pneumonia. non-infectious pneumonitis as well as tumor manifestations. Physiological processes, such as poor ventilation of dependent lung areas and effects of expiration can also present as ground glass opacity.

In 2012 the Journal of Respiratory Care published a paper on “The Imaging of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome” which described GGOs thus [emphasis added]:

Ground-glass opacification on CT is a non-specific sign that reflects an overall reduction in the air content of the affected lung

In 2022, the Lancet published a case study from an Indian doctor literally titled “Ground glass opacities are not always COVID-19”.

Another article, published by Health.com in May 2022, underlines that:

Ground-glass opacities (GCOs) aren’t specific to COVID-19 […] they can show up due to other conditions and infections

In short, GGOs are a common presentation of pulmonary illness or injury, and are associated with pneumonia, pneumonitis, tuberculosis, and many other conditions.


NEW!3. A loss of smell and taste is NOT unique to “covid”. As with GGOs, it has been widely reported that a loss of the sense of taste and sense of smell is the telltale sign of “Covid”, but that is a known symptom of many upper respiratory infections.

According to a 2001 article published on the website of the Univerity of Connecticut School of Medicine:

In adults, the two most common causes of smell problems that we see at our Clinic are: (1) Smell loss due to an ongoing process in the nose and/or sinuses such as nasal allergies and (2) smell loss due to injury of the specialized nerve tissue at the top of the nose (or possibly the higher smell pathways in the brain) from a previous viral upper respiratory infection.

Many common medical conditions are known to cause both acute and chronic damage to the sense of smell and taste, according to the UK’s NHS:

Changes in sense of smell are most often caused by a cold or flu, sinusitis (sinus infection) [or] allergies (like hay fever)


Part II: Diagnosis & PCR Tests

NEW!4. It is not possible to clinically diagnose “Covid19”. Clinical diagnosis is the practice of diagnosing a disease based on a unique symptom or collection of symptoms. Wiktionary defines it as:

The estimated identification of the disease underlying a patient’s complaints based merely on signs, symptoms and medical history of the patient rather than on laboratory examination or medical imaging.

Since “Covid19” has no unique symptomatic profile[1], and since ALL major symptoms of “Covid” can potentially apply to literally every common respiratory infection, it is impossible to do to diagnose “Covid19” based on symptoms.


NEW!5. Lateral flow tests are unreliable. Throughout the “pandemic” the most frequently used “self-test” for “Covid” were Lateral Flow Tests (LFTs). These tests are highly unreliable, and known to return positive test results from household liquids such as fruit juice and soda.

Children in the UK frequently “broke” their LFTs using vinegar or coca-cola in order to create false-positive tests and get a few days off school.

In February 2022, an “expert” told The Guardian that LFTs could create false positives based on the diet of the person being tested, or through “cross-reacting” with a different virus.

In February 2022, it was also reported by a team of “experts” from Imperial College that LFTs can “miss” infectious people. In other words, the official position is that LFTs produce false negative results AND false positive results.

Further, it is acknowledged – and the subject of explainer articles – that LFT and PCR results will often contradict one another. Meaning you can test positive on one, but not the other.

In short, lateral flow tests are of almost no diagnostic value whatsoever.


6. PCR tests were not designed to diagnose illness. The Reverse-Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test is described in the media as the “gold standard” for “Covid” diagnosis.

But Kary Mullis, the Nobel Prize-winning inventor of the process, never intended it to be used as a diagnostic tool and said so publicly:

PCR is just a process that allows you to make a whole lot of something out of something. It doesn’t tell you that you are sick, or that the thing that you ended up with was going to hurt you or anything like that.”


7. PCR Tests have a history of being inaccurate and unreliable. The “gold standard” PCR tests for “Covid” are known to produce a lot of false-positive results, by reacting to DNA material that is not specific to Sars-Cov-2.

A Chinese study found the same patient could get two different results from the same test on the same day. In Germany, tests are known to have reacted to common cold viruses. Some tests in the US even reacted to the negative control sample.

The late President of Tanzania, John Magufuli, submitted samples of goat, pawpaw and motor oil for PCR testing, all came back positive for the virus.

As early as February of 2020 experts were admitting the test was unreliable. Dr Wang Cheng, president of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences told Chinese state television “The accuracy of the tests is only 30-50%”. The Australian government’s own website claimed “There is limited evidence available to assess the accuracy and clinical utility of available COVID-19 tests.” And a Portuguese court ruled that PCR tests were “unreliable” and should not be used for diagnosis.

The unreliability of PCR tests is not unique to “Covid”, either. A 2006 study found PCR tests for one virus responded to other viruses too. In 2007, reliance on PCR tests resulted in an “outbreak” of Whooping Cough that never actually existed.

You can read detailed breakdowns of the failings of PCR tests herehere and here.


8. The CT values of the PCR tests are too high. PCR tests are run in cycles, the number of cycles you use to get your result is known as your “cycle threshold” or CT value. Kary Mullis said“If you have to go more than 40 cycles[…]there is something seriously wrong with your PCR.”

The MIQE PCR guidelines agree, stating: “[CT] values higher than 40 are suspect because of the implied low efficiency and generally should not be reported”.

Dr Fauci himself even admitted anything over 35 cycles is almost never culturable.

Dr Juliet Morrison, virologist at the University of California, Riverside, told the New York TimesAny test with a cycle threshold above 35 is too sensitive…I’m shocked that people would think that 40 [cycles] could represent a positive…A more reasonable cutoff would be 30 to 35″.

In the same article Dr Michael Mina, of the Harvard School of Public Health, said the limit should be 30, and the author goes on to point out that reducing the CT from 40 to 30 would have reduced “covid cases” in some states by as much as 90%.

The CDC’s own data suggests no sample over 33 cycles could be cultured, and Germany’s Robert Koch Institute says nothing over 30 cycles is likely to be infectious.

Despite this, it is known almost all the labs in the US are running their tests at least 37 cycles and sometimes as high as 45. The NHS “standard operating procedure” for PCR tests rules set the limit at 40 cycles.

Based on what we know about the CT values, the majority of PCR test results are at best questionable.


9. The World Health Organization (Twice) Admitted PCR tests produced false positives. In December 2020 WHO put out a briefing memo on the PCR process instructing labs to be wary of high CT values causing false positive results:

when specimens return a high Ct value, it means that many cycles were required to detect virus. In some circumstances, the distinction between background noise and actual presence of the target virus is difficult to ascertain.

Then, in January 2021, the WHO released another memo, this time warning that “asymptomatic” positive PCR tests should be re-tested because they might be false positives:

Where test results do not correspond with the clinical presentation, a new specimen should be taken and retested using the same or different NAT technology.

These announcements coincided with the initial launch of the “covid vaccines”.


10. The scientific basis for ALL “Covid” tests is questionable. The genome of the Sars-Cov-2 virus was supposedly sequenced by Chinese scientists in December 2019, then published on January 10th 2020. Less than two weeks later, German virologists (Christian Drosten et al.) had allegedly used the genome to create assays for PCR tests.

They wrote a paper, Detection of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) by real-time RT-PCR, which was submitted for publication on January 21st 2020, and then accepted on January 22nd. Meaning the paper was allegedly “peer-reviewed” in less than 24 hours. A process that typically takes weeks.

Since then, a consortium of over forty life scientists has petitioned for the withdrawal of the paper, writing a lengthy report detailing 10 major errors in the paper’s methodology.

They have also requested the release of the journal’s peer-review report, to prove the paper really did pass through the peer-review process. The journal has yet to comply.

The Corman-Drosten assays are the root of every “Covid” PCR test in the world. If the paper is questionable, every PCR test is also questionable.


Part III: “Cases” & “Deaths”

11. Huge numbers of “Covid cases” are “asymptomatic”. Early in the “pandemic” it was reported that the majority of “Covid cases” never exhibited any symptoms. In March 2020, studies done in Italy were suggesting 50-75% of positive Covid tests had no symptoms. Another UK study from August 2020 found as much as 86% of “Covid patients” experienced no viral symptoms at all.

Chinese paper from March 2020 found over 80% of “asymptomatic cases” were actually false positive test results.

In short, the vast majority of “cases” during the first year of the “pandemic” were people who never got sick at all.

Following a WHO directive to re-test asymptomatic cases [9] in January 2021 – just as the “vaccines” were first rolled out – the percentage of “asymptomatic cases” has been reportedly lower, approximately 40%.


NEW!12. “Covid case” numbers are inherently meaningless. From the onset of the “pandemic”, a “Covid case” has been defined in terms guaranteed to artificially inflate statistics.

The World Health Organization’s definition of a “confirmed case” is anyone who gets a positive PCR result, regardless of symptoms or personal history. Further, it is known that many health agencies around the world – including the US CDC – include “probable cases” in their statistics.

The WHO defines a “probable case” as anyone who meets the “clinical criteria” (ie has flu-like symptoms) and has been in contact either a “confirmed case” OR another “probable case”:

Probable Case: A patient who meets clinical criteria AND is a contact of a probable or confirmed case, or linked to a COVID-19 cluster.”

As established above, PCR tests do not work and produce false positives. Lateral flow tests also produce false positives. It is known these tests may even give contradictory results for the same person at the same time. “Covid19” also lacks a unique symptom profile, ruling out clinical diagnosis.

If you cannot reliably test for the disease in a lab, and cannot identify it via a unique symptom profile, and many “cases” are recognised as “asymptomatic”, then “Covid19” becomes a label with no meaning.

Absent any kind of reliable diagnostic method, case statistics for any disease are inherently meaningless.


13. “Covid deaths” were created by statistical manipulation. Since “Covid” case statistics are inflated [12] it naturally follows that “Covid” death statistics would be likewise unreliable. In fact it was noted from the very beginning of the “pandemic” that “Covid death” counts were being artificially inflated.

According to the UK’s Health Standards Agency, the WHO defined a “Covid death” in the following terms:

A COVID-19 death is defined for surveillance purposes as a death resulting from a clinically compatible illness in a probable or confirmed COVID-19 case, unless there is a clear alternative cause of death that cannot be related to COVID-19 disease (eg. trauma).

Throughout the “pandemic” many countries around the globe went even further and defined a “Covid death” as a “death by any cause within 28/30/60 days of a positive test”.

Healthcare officials from Denmark, Italy, Germany, the UK, US, Northern Ireland and others have all admitted to this practice:

The US CDC even records “probable” Covid deaths in their statistics.

Removing any distinction between dying of “Covid”, and dying of something else after testing positive for Covid will naturally lead to completely meaningless numbers of “Covid deaths”.

British pathologist Dr John Lee was warning of this “substantial over-estimate” as early as April 2020. Other mainstream sources have reported it, too.

Considering the huge percentage of “asymptomatic Covid infections” [11], the well-known prevalence of serious comorbidities [30] and the fact all “Covid tests” are entirely unreliable [II], this renders the “Covid” death numbers a completely meaningless statistic.


Part IV: Lockdowns

14. Lockdowns do not prevent the spread of disease. There is little to no evidence lockdowns have any impact on limiting “Covid deaths”. If you compare regions that locked down to regions that did not, you can see no pattern at all.

“Covid deaths” in Florida (no lockdown) vs California (lockdown)

“Covid deaths” in Sweden (no lockdown) vs UK (lockdown)

pre-print meta-analysis from Johns Hopkins University found lockdowns had almost no impact at all on “Covid19” mortality, while another paper on the “Determinants of COVID-19 Fatalities” published in April of 2021 found:

little evidence that lockdowns reduced fatalities


15. Lockdowns kill people. There is strong evidence that lockdowns – through social, economic and other public health damage – are deadlier than the alleged “virus”.

Dr David Nabarro, World Health Organization special envoy for Covid-19 described lockdowns as a “global catastrophe” in October 2020:

We in the World Health Organization do not advocate lockdowns as the primary means of control of the virus[…] it seems we may have a doubling of world poverty by next year. We may well have at least a doubling of child malnutrition […] This is a terrible, ghastly global catastrophe.”

A UN report from April 2020 warned of 100,000s of children being killed by the economic impact of lockdowns, while tens of millions more face possible poverty and famine.

Unemployment, poverty, suicide, alcoholism, drug use and other social/mental health crises are spiking all over the world. While missed and delayed surgeries and screenings have already seen increased mortality from heart disease, cancer and other conditions in many countries around the world.

A World Bank report from June 2021 estimated close to 100 million people had been plunged extreme poverty by so-called “anti-Covid measures”.

As of January 2023, healthcare services the world over are still experiencing chaotic backlogs in treatment and diagnosis. The knock-on effects of lockdown will likely hurt public health for years.

The impact of lockdown could account for any observed increases in excess mortality.[33]


NEW!16. Babies born during lockdown have lower IQs. A study done at Brown University found that children born after March 2020 had, on average, IQs 21 points lower than previous generations, concluding:

questions remain regarding the impact of the work-from-home, shelter-in-place, and other public health policies that have limited social interaction and typical childhood experiences on early child neurodevelopment.

This mirrors reports in older children (aged 4-5) of stunted development of social skills and inability to read facial cues.


Updated17. Hospitals were never unusually overburdened. The main argument used to defend lockdowns is that “flattening the curve” would prevent a rapid influx of cases and protect healthcare systems from collapse. But most healthcare systems were never close to collapse at all.

In March 2020 it was reported that hospitals in Spain and Italy were overflowing with patients, but this happens every flu season. In 2017 Spanish hospitals were at 200% capacity, and 2015 saw patients sleeping in corridors. A JAMA paper from March 2020 found that Italian hospitals “typically run at 85-90% capacity in the winter months”.

In the UK, the NHS is regularly stretched to breaking point over the winter.

As part of their Covid policy, the NHS announced in Spring of 2020 that they would be “re-organizing hospital capacity in new ways to treat Covid and non-Covid patients separately” and that “as a result hospitals will experience capacity pressures at lower overall occupancy rates than would previously have been the case.”

This means they removed thousands of beds.

Yes, during an alleged deadly pandemic, they actually reduced the maximum occupancy of hospitals.

Despite this, the NHS never felt pressure beyond your typical flu season, and at times actually had 4x more empty beds than normal.

In both the UK and US millions were spent on temporary emergency hospitals that were never used.

An article in Health Policy in November 2021 found that, in all of Western Europe, the “surge capacity” of ICU beds was exceeded for only one day – in Lombardy on April 3rd 2020.


18. There was a massive increase in the use of “unlawful” DNRs. Watchdogs and government agencies reported huge increases in the use of Do Not Resuscitate Orders (DNRs) in the years 2020-2021.

As early as March 2020, when the “pandemic” was still in its early stages, there were already papers appearing in mainstream journals predicting “unilateral” DNR usage, something which had “rarely had a role prior to Covid”:

clinicians in some health care settings may unilaterally decide to write a DNR order. This latter approach is not uniformly accepted and, prior to COVID-19, it rarely had a role. During this pandemic, however, in extreme situations such as a patient with severe underlying chronic illness and acute cardiopulmonary failure who is getting worse despite maximal therapy, there may be a role for a unilateral DNR to reduce the risk of medically futile CPR to patients, families, and health care workers.

In the US, hospitals considered “universal DNRs” for any patient who tested positive for Covid, and whistleblowing nurses have admitted the DNR system was abused in New York.

In the UK there was an “unprecedented” rise in “illegal” DNRs for disabled people, GP surgeries sent out letters to non-terminal patients recommending they sign DNR orders, whilst other doctors signed “blanket DNRs” for entire nursing homes.

study done by Sheffield University found over one-third of all “suspected” Covid patients had a DNR attached to their file within 24 hours of hospital admission.

A paper published in the journal “Public Health Frontiers” in May 2021, made the “ethical” case for “unilateral” use of DNRs in Covid patients:

Some countries were forced to adopt a unilateral DNR policy for certain patient groups […] In the current difficult situation…difficult decisions are to be made. Societal rather than individual benefits might prevail.

Blanket use of coerced or illegal DNR orders could account for any increases in mortality in 2020/21.[33]


Part V: Ventilators

Updated19. Ventilation is NOT a treatment for respiratory infections. Mechanical ventilation is not, and never has been, recommended treatment for respiratory infection of any kind. In the early days of the pandemic, many doctors came forward questioning the use of ventilators to treat “Covid”.

Writing in The Spectator, Dr Matt Strauss stated:

Ventilators do not cure any disease. They can fill your lungs with air when you find yourself unable to do so yourself. They are associated with lung diseases in the public’s consciousness, but this is not in fact their most common or most appropriate application.

German Pulmonologist Dr Thomas Voshaar, chairman of the Association of Pneumatological Clinics said:

When we read the first studies and reports from China and Italy, we immediately asked ourselves why intubation was so common there. This contradicted our clinical experience with viral pneumonia.

Despite this, the WHOCDCECDC and NHS all “recommended” Covid patients be ventilated instead of using non-invasive methods.

This was not a medical policy designed to best treat the patients, but rather to reduce the hypothetical spread of Covid by preventing patients from exhaling aerosol droplets, this was made clear in officially published guidelines.


20. Ventilators kill people. Putting someone on a ventilator who is suffering from influenza, pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or any other condition which restricts breathing or affects the lungs, will not alleviate any of those symptoms. In fact, it will almost certainly make it worse, and will kill many of them.

Intubation tubes are a potential source of  an infection known as “ventilator-associated pneumonia”, which studies show affects up to 28% of all people put on ventilators, and kills 20-55% of those infected.

Mechanical ventilation is also damaging to the physical structure of the lungs, resulting in “ventilator-induced lung injury”, which can dramatically impact quality of life, and even result in death.

Experts estimate 40-50% of ventilated patients die, regardless of their disease. Around the world, between 66 and 86% of all “Covid patients” put on ventilators died.

According to the “undercover nurse”, ventilators were being used so improperly in New York, they were destroying patients’ lungs:

This policy was negligence at best and potentially deliberate murder at worst. This misuse of ventilators could account for any increase in mortality in 2020/21 [33]


Part VI: Masks

Updated21. Masks don’t work. At least a dozen scientific studies have shown that masks do nothing to stop the spread of respiratory viruses.

One meta-analysis published by the CDC in May 2020 found “no significant reduction in influenza transmission with the use of face masks”.

A Canadian review from July 2020 found “limited evidence that the use of masks might reduce the risk of viral respiratory infections”.

Another study with over 8000 subjects found masks “did not seem to be effective against laboratory-confirmed viral respiratory infections nor against clinical respiratory infection.”

There are literally too many to quote them all, but you can read them: [1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10] Or read a summary by SPR here.

While some studies have been done claiming to show mask do work for Covid, they are all seriously flawed. One relied on self-reported surveys as data. Another was so badly designed that a panel of experts demanded it be withdrawn. A third was withdrawn after its predictions proved entirely incorrect.

The WHO commissioned its own meta-analysis in the Lancet, but that study looked only at N95 masks and only in hospitals. [For a full rundown on the bad data in this study click here.]

Aside from scientific evidence, there’s plenty of real-world evidence that masks do nothing to halt the spread of disease.

For example, North Dakota and South Dakota had near-identical “case” figures, despite one having a mask mandate and the other not:

In Kansas, counties without mask mandates actually had fewer Covid “cases” than counties with mask mandates. And despite masks being very common in Japan, they had their worst flu outbreak in decades in 2019.

Not only do masks not work, but it was widely known they did not work before 2020.

A 2016 literature review published in the Journal of Oral Health found:

there are no convincing scientific data that support the effectiveness of masks for respiratory protection.

(This study was quietly removed from the journal’s website in June 2020, because it was “no longer relevant in the current climate”.)

Another study, published in 2020 but carried out in 2019, found:

no significant effect of face masks on transmission of laboratory-confirmed influenza.

In his 2020 review, “Masks Don’t Work”, Dr Denis Rancourt cites studies from 2009, 2010, 2012, 2016, 2017 and 2019…none of which found any significant benefit at all from wearing a mask.

And, most tellingly, in their own report on influenza from 2019, the WHO itself noted that:

there is no evidence that [masks are] effective in reducing transmission


Updated22. Masks are bad for your health. Wearing a mask for long periods, wearing the same mask more than once, and other aspects of cloth masks can be bad for your health. A long study on the detrimental effects of mask-wearing was recently published by the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Dr. James Meehan reported in August 2020 he was seeing increases in bacterial pneumonia, fungal infections, and facial rashes.

Masks are also known to contain plastic microfibers, which damage the lungs when inhaled and may be potentially carcinogenic.

Childen wearing masks encourages mouth-breathing, which results in facial deformities.

People around the world have passed out due to CO2 poisoning while wearing their masks, and some children in China even suffered sudden cardiac arrest.

Moreover, masks may actually increase the likelihood of respiratory disease, a trial of cloth masks from 2015 found that:

Moisture retention, reuse of cloth masks and poor filtration may result in an increased risk of infection.

While a new study published in July 2022 found that masks, especially those worn more than once, were breeding grounds for both bacteria and fungal microbes.

Another peer-reviewed paper on mask effectiveness, from April 2022, found:

While no cause-effect conclusions could be inferred from this observational analysis, the lack of negative correlations between mask usage and COVID-19 cases and deaths suggest that the widespread use of masks […] was not able to reduce COVID-19 transmission. Moreover, the moderate positive correlation between mask usage and deaths in Western Europe also suggests that the universal use of masks may have had harmful unintended consequences.


Updated23. Masks are bad for the planet. Millions upon millions of disposable masks have been used per month for over a year. A report from the UN found the Covid19 pandemic will likely result in plastic waste more than doubling in the next few years., and the vast majority of that is face masks.

The report goes on to warn these masks (and other medical waste) will clog sewage and irrigation systems, which will have knock-on effects on public health, irrigation and agriculture.

A study from the University of Swansea found “heavy metals and plastic fibres were released when throw-away masks were submerged in water.” These materials are toxic to both people and wildlife.

Another study, published in 2022, found that:

disposable face masks and plastic gloves could pose an ongoing risk to wildlife for tens if not hundreds of years.


Part VII: Vaccines

24. Covid “vaccines” are totally unprecedented. Before 2020 no successful vaccine against a human coronavirus had ever been developed.

Following the advent of “Covid”, we allegedly made over 20 of them in 18 months.

Scientists have been trying to develop a SARS and MERS vaccine for years with little success. Some of the failed SARS vaccines actually caused hypersensitivity to the SARS virus. Meaning that vaccinated mice could potentially get the disease more severely than unvaccinated mice. Another attempt caused liver damage in ferrets.

Whereas the theory behind traditional vaccines is that exposing the body to a weakened strain of a microorganism will trigger an immune response, many of these new Covid “vaccines” are mRNA vaccines.

mRNA (messenger ribonucleic acid) vaccines theoretically work by injecting viral mRNA into the body, where it replicates inside your cells and encourages your body to recognise, and make antigens for, the “spike proteins” of the virus.

mRNA vaccines have been the subject of research since the 1990s, but before 2020 no mRNA vaccine was ever approved for use on humans.

Yet, following the advent of Covid, two different companies made two supposedly “safe and effective” mRNA vaccines within weeks of each other.


Updated25. “Covid vaccines” do not confer immunity or prevent transmission. It is readily admitted that Covid “vaccines” do not confer immunity from infection and do not prevent you from passing the disease onto others. Indeed, an article in the British Medical Journal highlighted that the vaccine trials were not designed to even try and assess if the “vaccines” limited transmission.

The vaccine manufacturers themselves, upon releasing the untested mRNA gene therapies, were quite clear their product’s “efficacy” was based on “reducing the severity of symptoms”.

In October 2022 Pfizer executive Janine Small, testifying in front of the EU parliament, admitted that Pfizer never even tested if their vaccine prevented transmission of “Covid” prior to its release to the public.


Updated26. The vaccines were rushed and have unknown long-term effects. Vaccine development is a slow, laborious process. Usually, from development through testing and finally being approved for public use takes many years. The various vaccines for Covid were all developed and approved in less than a year.

Moderna’s own website admits “it normally takes 10-15 years to develop a vaccine”, but boasts of producing their SpikeVax “within 2 months”

Obviously, there can be no long-term safety data on chemicals that are less than a year old.

Pfizer even admits this is true in the leaked supply contract between the pharmaceutical giant, and the government of Albania:

the long-term effects and efficacy of the Vaccine are not currently known and that there may be adverse effects of the Vaccine that are not currently known

Further, none of the vaccines have been subject to proper trials. Many of them skipped early-stage trials entirely, and the late-stage human trials have either not been peer-reviewed, have not released their data, will not finish until 2023 or were abandoned after “severe adverse effects”.


27. Vaccine manufacturers have been granted legal indemnity should they cause harm. The USA’s Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP) grants immunity until at least 2024.

The EU’s product licensing law does the same, and there are reports of confidential liability clauses in the contracts the EU signed with vaccine manufacturers.

The UK went even further, granting permanent legal indemnity to the government, and any employees thereof, for any harm done when a patient is being treated for Covid19 or “suspected Covid19”.

Again, the leaked Albanian contract suggests that Pfizer, at least, made this indemnity a standard demand of supplying Covid vaccines:

Purchaser hereby agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Pfizer […] from and against any and all suits, claims, actions, demands, losses, damages, liabilities, settlements, penalties, fines, costs and expenses


NEW!28. Covid “vaccines” carry a significant risk of adverse side effects. The experimental Covid vaccines have potentially caused dozens of severe conditions in millions of people. These include myocarditis (especially in young boys), blood clots, allergic reactions, skin conditions, Bell’s Palsy, menstrual irregularities and more. [For a detailed breakdown of these conditions, click here]

The US CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) has received twice as many reports since the covid vaccine rollout than all previous years combined.

Source: OpenVAERS


Part VIII: Mortality Data

Updated29. The survival rate of “Covid” is over 99%. Government medical experts went out of their way to underline, from the beginning of the pandemic, that the vast majority of the population are not in any danger from Covid.

A new global review of Covid data, published in October 2022 by Stanford epidemiologist John Ioannidis (et al) found a median fatality rate of just 0.07% in people younger than 70 years old.

Almost all antibody studies on the infection-fatality ratio (IFR) of Covid have returned results between 0.04% and 0.5%. Meaning, assuming for a moment that “covid” ever existed as a discrete disease at all, its survival rate was at least 99.5%.


30. The vast majority of “covid deaths” have serious comorbidities. In March 2020, the Italian government published statistics showing 99.2% of their “Covid deaths” had at least one serious comorbidity.

These included cancer, heart disease, dementia, Alzheimer’s, kidney failure and diabetes (among others). Over 50% of them had three or more serious pre-existing conditions.

This pattern has held up in all other countries over the course of the “pandemic”. An October 2020 FOIA request to the UK’s ONS revealed less than 10% of the official “Covid death” count at that time had Covid as the sole cause of death.

In summary, the vast majority of “Covid deaths” were very frail people.

This was interpreted by the press as old age or infirmity being “risk factors” for “Covid”. However, it could be more accurately said that the number one risk factor for “dying of covid” was already dying of something else.


31. Average age of “Covid death” is greater than the average life expectancy. The average age of a “Covid death” in the UK is 82.5 years. In Italy, it’s 86. Germany, 83. Switzerland, 86. Canada, 86. The US, 78, Australia, 82.

In almost all cases the median age of a “Covid death” is higher than the national life expectancy.

Research from March 2021 found that, across the eight studied countries, more than 64% of all “Covid deaths” occurred in people over the national life expectancy.

As such, for most of the world, the “pandemic” had little-to-no impact on life expectancy. Contrast this with the Spanish flu, which saw a 28% drop in life expectancy in the US in just over a year. [source]


32. Covid mortality exactly mirrors the natural mortality curve. Statistical studies from the UK and India have shown that the curve for “Covid death” follows the curve for expected mortality almost exactly:

The risk of death “from Covid” follows, almost exactly, your background risk of death in general.

The small increase for some of the older age groups can be accounted for by other factors.[15][18][20][28]


Updated33. There has been NO unusual excess mortality. The global death toll of “Covid”, even with exaggerated statistics [13], was never high enough to justify the draconian responses we saw from most world governments.

In three years of “covid”, there have been roughly 6.8 million “Covid deaths”, or 2.3 million per year. That’s 0.03% of the global population. For comparison’s sake, the Spanish Flu of 1918 killed 25-100 million people in two years, or between 0.7 and 2.8% of the global population per year.

The press has called 2020 the UK’s “deadliest year since world war two”, but this is misleading because it ignores the massive increase in the population since that time. A more reasonable statistical measure of mortality is Age-Standardised Mortality Rate (ASMR):

By this measure, 2020 isn’t even the worst year for mortality since 2000. In fact, since 1943 only 9 years have been better than 2020.

Similarly, in the US the ASMR for 2020 is only at 2004 levels:

Sweden, which famously did not lockdown, saw their all-cause mortality hit levels previously seen in 2012:

The World Bank’s mortality dataset estimates that 2020 saw the crude global death rate increase from ~7.6 to 8, or a return to the level seen from 2006-2011.

From May of 2021, the World Health Organization began to discuss the “true cost of the pandemic”, promoting efforts to further inflate the pandemic’s death toll by attributing all excess deaths since 2020 to Covid. However, since any increases in mortality could be attributable to non-Covid causes [facts 151820 & 28] that is either irrational or intentional deception.

Further, there is strong evidence any excess deaths had nothing to do with “Covid”, since excess deaths have continued to increase even as Covid cases reportedly decline. As reported in the Spectator in November 2022:

Why are excess deaths higher now than during Covid?

It’s not just the UK either, as Toby Green and Thomas Fazi wrote for Unherd on January 30th:

…despite relatively low Covid death rates, overall excess deaths in all age groups in Europe in 2022 were as high as in 2020 and higher than 2021 — even in the oldest cohorts. Beyond Europe, the situation is much the same…

That excess deaths have continued to increase despite the “pandemic” allegedly slowing down is evidence that any excess mortality may never have been caused by “Covid”, but was in fact due to other factors (eg. the economic and social fallout of lockdown policies and potentially the distribution of untested and unnecessary “vaccines”).

Part IX: Planning & Deception

Updated34. The EU was preparing “vaccine passports” at least a YEAR before the pandemic began. Proposed COVID countermeasures, presented to the public as improvised emergency measures, have existed since before the emergence of the disease.

Two EU documents published in 2018, the “2018 State of Vaccine Confidence” and a technical report titled “Designing and implementing an immunisation information system” discussed the plausibility of an EU-wide vaccination monitoring system.

These documents were combined into the 2019 “Vaccination Roadmap”, which (among other things) established a “feasibility study” on vaccine passports to begin in 2019 and finish in 2021:

This report’s final conclusions were released to the public in September 2019, just a month before Event 201 (below).

In fact, vaccination and immunisation programs have been recognised as “an entry point for digital identity” since at least 2018.

Founded in 2016, ID2020 is a corporate-governmental “alliance” dedicated to “providing digital identity to all”. In March 2018 the ID2020 published an article headlined “Immunization: an entry point for digital identity”, in which the author argues:

Immunization poses a huge opportunity to scale digital identity

ID2020 was founded jointly by Microsoft, the Rockefeller Foundation and GAVI the Vaccine Alliance. Its “partners” include Facebook, and the UN.


35. A “training exercise” predicted the pandemic just weeks before it started. In October 2019 the World Economic Forum and Johns Hopkins University held Event 201. This was a training exercise based on a zoonotic coronavirus starting a worldwide pandemic. The exercise was sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and GAVI the vaccine alliance.

The exercise published its findings and recommendations in November 2019 as a “call to action”. One month later, China recorded their first case of “Covid”.


NEW!36. Covid-sceptic world leaders “died suddenly”. Multiple political leaders who opposed the World Health Organization’s Covid policies died unexpectedly, only to see their anti-WHO covid policies reversed immediately by their successors.

On the 3rd of May 2020, President Pierre Nkurunzia of Burundi dismissed Covid as “a hoax”. Three days later the Council on Foreign Relations warned of “dangerous trends in Burundi’s democracy”.

On May 14th 2020 Nkurunzia formally expelled the WHO representatives from Burundi. Less than a month later, he died “of a sudden illness”. His successor labelled Covid “our biggest enemy”, and invited the WHO back.

There was an almost identical situation in Tanzania, where Covid-sceptic president John Magufuli questioned the accuracy of the PCR tests and banned the use of Covid vaccines in his country.

In March 2021, Magufuli disappeared from public view for weeks. Again, the Council on Foreign Relations published an article calling for his removal, and again it was reported he had died suddenly.

His successor reversed course on Covid immediately, enforcing quarantines, social distancing and mask-wearing, as well as signing Tanzania up to the WHO’s vaccine program and jabbing 10 million of her citizens.


37. During the “Covid “pandemic”, the Flu almost completely “disappeared”. In the United States, since February 2020, influenza cases have allegedly dropped by over 98%.

It’s not just the US either, in September 2020 the US CDC reported that flu activity was markedly decreased in the US, Australia, South Africa and Chile.

In April of 2021, Scientific American published an article headlined:

Flu Has Disappeared for More Than a Year

The explanation given is that anti-Covid measures – eg. masks and lockdowns – stopped flu spreading. But we have established that masks and lockdowns do not halt the spread of respiratory illnesses[14][21].

In short, globally, the flu almost completely disappeared throughout 2020 and 2021, and that cannot be explained by anti-Covid measures.

Meanwhile, a new disease called “Covid”, which has identical symptoms [1] and a similar mortality rate [29] to influenza, was apparently affecting all the people normally affected by the flu.


Part X: Profit & Motive

NEW!38. The Covid pandemic advanced a pre-existing political agenda. From its earliest days, Covid was used as an excuse to push through reforms of food, identity and monetary systems, as well as advance “green” agendas that centralise both global and national power.

As early as March 2020, former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown was calling for a “global government” to tackle the pandemic.

The pandemic also saw an increase in censorship and surveillance powers, both in China and the West.

In September 2018, the important role of “digital identity” in the future “social contract” was a major talking point at Davos. By December 2020, The Economist reported that “Covid-19 spurs national plans to give citizens digital identities”.

In January 2019, it was reported the Bank of International Settlements and 70 central banks around the world were involved in research on central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). In July 2021 FinTech times reported that the pandemic had “accelerated the development of Central Bank Digital Currencies by up to five years”,

Throughout 2019, articles and papers called for a “radical transformation” of the global food system. By 2021 Deloitte was reporting that “Covid” had “accelerated food transformation”.

The Grantham Institute of Imperial College, London published an article claiming Covid had allowed expert opinion “a foot in the door” so they could “strongly advocate for a ‘net-zero emissions’ recovery and a resilient future.”

Finally, the pandemic opened the door for sweeping globalist changes to public health policies in the form of the proposed “Pandemic Treaty”.


NEW!39. Corporations saw MASSIVE profits due to Covid. Companies in multiple sectors saw huge profits due to the “pandemic”, most of which arose from increases in government spending putting public money in private hands.

The global market for facemasks, for example, expanded by over 15000%, from $1.4 billion in 2019 to $225 billion in 2020. And that’s just facemasks, not other forms of personal protective equipment (PPE) which all saw massive increases in both personal and government spending.

In the UK alone, the cost of simply storing this PPE surged to over 1 billion pounds, with another £4 billion worth of unused PPE simply thrown away, and other write-offs totalling nearly £10 billion.

Rubber gloves and hand sanitzers also saw huge upticks in their market thanks to government spending. A lot of this money was completely wasted as products expired.

Amazon saw its profits double thanks to covid, and streaming platforms added millions of new users thanks to lockdowns

However, the biggest profits were seen in the vaccine sector. Since the vaccine rollout, pharmaceutical companies have made roughly $1000 a second.

In late 2019, Pfizer’s revenues were the lowest they had been since 2010, two years later they had increased by 150%, and were the highest they had ever been.

Within months of the vaccine rollout, 9 vaccine manufacturers had becomes billionaires. By May of 2022, that number had risen to 40.


Updated40. The elite have made fortunes during the pandemic. It is not just pharmaceutical companies that have profited from Covid, since the beginning of lockdown the wealthiest people have become significantly wealthier.

In October 2020, Business Insider reported that “billionaires saw their net worth increase by half a trillion dollars” in just the first six months of the pandemic.

By April 2021 Forbes was reporting that 40 new billionaires have been created “fighting the coronavirus”.

That process has only accelerated.

As of May 2022, the number of new billionaires created by the pandemic stood at 543. Or roughly one every 30 hours for the previous two years. That includes 40 new billionaires in the pharmaceutical sector alone.

Meanwhile, the share of the world’s wealth held by billionaires has increased from 10% in 2019 to 14% in 2022, a greater increase than the previous 16 years combined.

Altogether, the richest people in the world increased their collective wealth by over five trillion dollars in the past three years, all thanks to Covid.



I made a point of saying, in the introduction of this piece, that it was being updated not just in terms of facts but in terms of approach. Now I will clarify.

When the first edition of this list was published, “Covid” was still a live fire exercise. A sprawling propaganda war, where facts were ammunition and supply lines were strained. It needed to be what it was – short, to the point and easily accessible.

These days the pandemic front is a quieter place. A muddy ruin of a battlefield, dotted with bodies and limp banners on broken staves. Left to the scavengers, as both sides prepare for the next big push.

“Covid” is being gently dialled down in preference for talk of Ukraine, climate change, and even “the next pandemic”.

Our world has not returned to “normal” – and likely never will – but while the transformation remains in place, the agent of that initial change is slowly being pushed aside by new fronts in the Great Reset’s war for control of the world.

Now we find there is space – and time – to survey the “Covid” narrative in full, and tell the real story of the “pandemic” that turned the world upside down, in order to better empty its pockets.

The previous edition of this list was left intentionally free of any interpretation on the part of the author. That the facts were left to speak for themselves, and that they did. Indeed, they still do.

But nevertheless, as a closing statement to the worldwide jury, I want to summarize the story these facts narrate to us.

  • Through 2017, ’18 and ’19, various international and global bodies put plans in place – or discussed the possibility of – worldwide vaccination drives, including how they could be used to facilitate the introduction of digital passports linked to medical records.
  • In late 2019, an international exercise was held focused on a hypothetical zoonotic coronavirus causing a worldwide pandemic and planning a possible response.
  • Just two months later, it was claimed that an allegedly real zoonotic coronavirus had begun infecting people. The “new disease” had typical flu-like symptoms and very similar death rate to seasonal flu-like diseases. Coincidentally, in this period cases of flu reportedly dropped to almost zero.
  • Tests for this “new virus” were rushed out, skipping the usual peer review process.
  • Mass testing of asymptomatic people was used to create “covid cases”, while mass testing of those already dying in hospital was used to create “covid deaths”.
  • As a “response” to the “pandemic”, lockdowns were introduced, crippling the economy and causing massive increases in poverty, malnutrition, drug and alcohol abuse and mental health problems. Whilst also ensuring people suffering real health problems would avoid hospitals out of fear.
  • Meanwhile, in hospitals, “covid guidelines” resulted in murderous abuse of DNR orders and mechanical ventilation.
  • These measures killed people, helping to create the increases in excess mortality which could be officially blamed on “Covid”, but which have not declined despite “Covid cases” reducing in number.
  • Masks, and social distancing were enforced on the public – despite their own research showing they are ineffective – in order to increase public fear and acted as literally the only visual evidence anything was happening at all.
  • Under the guise of this fake “pandemic”, the greatest single exchange of public money into private hands of all time took place.
  • The “pandemic” also allowed for a massive centralisation of power – both on the national and global level. Leaders of almost every nation on Earth seized more power for themselves by playing along, and those who refused were killed.
  • Finally, and most importantly, “Covid” allowed for a rapid acceleration of a political agenda which aspires to reshape the world into a dystopian horror show. Digital surveillance, mandated medical procedures, curfews, police brutality and censorship all became further normalised under the guise of “protecting public health”. While programs such as digital currency, “food reform” and “green new deal” policies all saw marked increases in the speed of their development.

These are the vital facts of the pandemic, and they tell only one story. “Covid” was a design. A fake disease, created to sell a very real agenda. This is the only rational explanation of all the evidence we have.

The “official story” doesn’t hold water. If Covid were a real disease and a real pandemic it would not require corrupt testing practices and statistical sleight-of-hand to spread. If it was really deadly, they would not need to rely on statistical manipulation to create “Covid deaths”. If the powers-that-be were being honest they would never have introduced “public health” measures that their own research says don’t work.

The idea it was all a snowball of mistakes – a perfect storm of public panic, governmental incompetence and corporate greed – likewise falls short of an all-encompassing explanation, as it fails to account for the many acts of prolific and deliberate dishonesty, and again asks us to believe that Event 201 was merely a coincidence.

The “lab leak” or “bio weapon” theory – that “Covid” is a real disease either accidentally or deliberately released on the public – does not fit either, neither factually or logically. Factually, as with the official version, a real virus would not require fake statistics to spread. While logically, there is the problem of control.

As Mike Yeadon put it in his recent article:

the effect of a released novel pathogen couldn’t be predicted accurately. It might burn out rapidly. Or it might turn out to be quite a lot more lethal than they’d expected, demolishing advanced civilisations.

No, the only story which holds together is that “covid” was a psychological operation on a global scale. The biggest and broadest propaganda campaign of all time, with the singular aim of breaking the world apart, and remaking it in a new globalist image.

In fact, they kept telling us this was the case. A “great reset” in order to “build back better” towards a “new normal”. They made no secret of their intention.

“Covid” was – and is – a deceptive means to a malignant end. We need to see that, understand it, and remember it. Because unless we properly disect and comprehend the scale and methodology of this propaganda, we will be similarly vulnerable to the same methods the next time they are deployed.

While the means may be retired, the end will always remain.

Their new world exists now, all around us. But it is only half-built, and the distinct and final aim of everything they do and say moving forward will be working to its completion.

That’s the silver lining of “Covid”, if you want to find one. For want of a better analogy, the mask has slipped. We caught a glimpse of Zappa’s brick wall. Now we know what they really want.

They want control – over everything and everyone. They want to reduce us – reduce our intellects, our means, our health and our rights. They want to accelerate our slow crawl to tyranny and build a global work camp surrounded by imaginary evils that hypnotise the inmates into thinking the barbed wire is for their own good…because it keeps the monsters out.

Simply put, they want to finish what “Covid” started. But as long we see them, and understand them, they will never be able to.

Source: 40 Facts You NEED to Know: The REAL Story of “Covid”

Sen. John Fetterman a perfect example of congressional perks

John Fetterman campaigned amid a wave of health woes, including a stroke that left him for all practical purposes incoherent; won the seat anyway; and after serving only six weeks in the Senate, left in depression to Walter Reed. He’s still there. Taxpayers sure are good to this man.

Source: Sen. John Fetterman a perfect example of congressional perks

Joe Biden’s Absence on the Global Stage – The Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft joins Legendary Host Lou Dobbs on The Great America Show (Audio) — The Gateway Pundit

Lou Dobbs is the host of The Great America Show podcast, introduced on Veterans Day, November 11th, 2021. His career in broadcasting spans more than 40 years: starting in local news, then going to CNN in 1980 as one of the network’s original anchors. He took his show Lou Dobbs Tonight to Fox Business Network in 2011, where it became the highest rated show in business television. Lou is a best-selling author, whose books include Space the Next Business Frontier, War on the Middle Class, Exporting America, Independents Day, Upheaval, The Trump Century, Border War and Putin’s Gambit.

Throughout his career, Lou Dobbs has been fearless in his reporting on illegal immigration, open borders, election integrity, and common-sense economics.

Dobbs is the recipient of numerous honors, including Emmy Awards, The George Foster Peabody Award, CableAce, Business Journalism Review Luminary Award, and the Horatio Alger Association Award for Distinguished Americans. He graduated from Harvard, majoring in Economics.

On Friday The Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft joined Lou Dobbs on his Great America Podcast.

Loud Dobbs titled the segment:


It was an honor and a joy to join the Great Lou Dobbs on his podcast this week.

Check out future podcasts from Lou Dobbs at LouDobbs.com.

Joe Biden’s Absence on the Global Stage – The Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft joins Legendary Host Lou Dobbs on The Great America Show (Audio) — The Gateway Pundit

USA Today defends ‘Women of the Year’ honors for transgender legislator Leigh Finke

USA Today stood by its decision to honor male-born legislator Leigh Finke as one of its 2023 Women of the Year as critics on the right decried the move as the latest example of male-to-female transgender individuals usurping awards intended for girls and women.

Source: USA Today defends ‘Women of the Year’ honors for transgender legislator Leigh Finke