Don’t Get On The Wrong Bandwagon in 2022

Graphic art by Jason Flores

Well, we made it through another COVID year. We’re all still confused as hell about this malignant pandemic. The division in families has made for interesting polarization during the holidays, but we survived that as well. What we have learned about this COVID  is that it has superseded the discussions about the common cold or flu.  So I quietly sit on the fence, waiting for some sensible resolution. There are many like myself who want nothing more than to comply and do what is right but, the mass confusion is the factor that keeps us in our fighting corners. I have long grown tired of all the paid ads our government is spending on putting the word out about the vaccines. Yes, I get it! But no one can force an American citizen to accept vaccines they do not trust. I’ve started to wear a mask in church again and when I go shopping; I continue wiping down the shopping carts and washing my hands more than ever. I still have not figured out if I am doing this out of fear or out of compliance.  I know that there are many who  are overly cautious because of real underlying health issues, I empathize because I understand that their intentions are just.  But it’s the radical, political side that throws us all off balance. They have the ear of the ever delusional media pounding fear that can be heard around the world. Real facts are distorted to make room for half-truths. I know about 20 persons who are COVID-positive, but out of these only one has been hospitalized.

“But by the same token I am against forcing people to be vaccinated,” Musk said. “You know, I think this is just not something we should do in America. I think we should encourage people to be vaccinated, strongly try to convince them to be vaccinated, but not force them to be vaccinated, or for example, for them to get vaccinated or get fired.” Elon Musk

I agree with the above statements of Elon Musk.

We who choose not to get the jab will suffer the consequences. I did. This was my choice because I do not want to relive the outcome of what was caused by the flu shot. After two and a half years, I still suffer from this autoimmune disorder.

17 So for one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, it is a sin.

Children and COVID

One subject that is being distorted by the news media is the misrepresentation of the facts about children and COVID. According to The American Academy of Pediatrics, The number of COVID cases for children Is extremely high and increasing; but the article also states that severe illness due to COVID is uncommon among children.

Included in this report are these facts:

  • Among states reporting, children ranged from 1.8%-4.1% of their total cumulated hospitalizations, and 0.1%-1.8% of all their child COVID-19 cases resulted in hospitalization
  • Among states reporting, children were 0.00%-0.27% of all COVID-19 deaths, and 5 states reported zero child deaths
  • ​In states reporting, 0.00%-0.03% of all child COVID-19 cases resulted in death

The real purpose of  these highly exaggerated news reports is to put the fear of COVID in parents so that they will run to get their kids vaccinated. I pray that we get the correct information to better equip us to fight COVID.

The Salvation Army

A couple of years ago when Target decided not to allow the Salvation Army’s Red kettles outside their stores, it really upset me. The Salvation Army’s Red Kettles are a staple around Christmas time, and I have always supported their efforts by donating. Sadly, due to a few executives catching the “Woke” fever, their revenue suffered a great impact. These “woke-crazed’ executives thought that it would be a great idea to add “Let’s Talk About Racism” to their global agenda. These new guidelines were written to white privileged members of the Salvation Army, stating that  white Christians should repent and offer a sincere apology to African-Americans. Why would an organization that depends on the donations of good-hearted people jump on the Critical Race Theory wagon? As bad as I felt, I stopped giving them donations. The irony is that by the narrow-minded decisions of a few weak executives, many organization stopped donating. I learned about this behavior in a business management class in college; it’s called  “Group Think.”

Group Think

It’s almost as if all these Critical Race Theory believers have fallen into this “Group Think.”  Group think is a phenomenon where people comply because they are frequently under the leadership of someone who is unwilling to accept alternative ideas. They cannot receive or listen to others because they reject any opposing information that does not support what they already believe. Whether they are liberal or conservative, they have the same mindset, no plan “B.”   The practice of this thinking is dangerous because it does not allow for individual creativity. These decisions are the result of irrational or dysfunctional thinking.  The Salvation Army and all other organizations are examples that have complied with “Woke” and their unrealistic spreading of these socialist beliefs. Group Think encompasses both the right and left.

Having The Mind of Christ

As Christians we use this term as a guide to live by the Word of God. I get angry, I pray, and that produces peace. I dismantled my soap box because no one wants to hear what we as Christian stand for. An example of this is how Christian are being mischaracterized  because of our positions on controversial issues that are fully accepted by the world.

My Prayer

Dear Lord, in this year of Our  Lord 2022 bring healing from this pandemic. I pray for all who have been affected by this illness.  Please heal them! To those who are in the valley of decision, appear to them in a dream and manifest Your real existence to them. Allow those who question Your existence to experience Your Holiness. Father, I continue to pray for all those who crowd my prayer list for healing of body, mind and soul. Amen!

Happy New Year!



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