The Emperor’s New Clothes

Hans Christian Andersen wrote a story called “The Emperor’s New Clothes” in 1837 that is relevant for today. Every day I see this story being played out in our world.

The story goes like this. An emperor loved new clothes so much that he spent all his money on them. One day two con men arrived in town and they said they were weavers who could create fabric so fine that it would become invisible to anyone who was too stupid or unfit.

The Emperor commissioned them to make a set of clothes for him from this fabric, and so they did. They acted as if they were weaving and cutting the fabric. The emperor sent two officials to inspect the progress. Obviously they couldn’t see anything, but they didn’t want to be seen as stupid or unfit so they both reported back to the emperor how delightful the clothes were. Finally the emperor went himself to look, and though he couldn’t see anything, the emperor didn’t want people to think he was stupid or unfit, so he gave his highest approval of the clothing. Since the emperor said that HE could see it, of course everyone with him did not want to be seen as stupid or unfit, so they all agreed that the clothing was beautiful.

Then the clothes were done, and the con men helped the emperor put the clothes on, and then complimented him on how nice he looked. So the emperor went out into the town in a procession and all the people of the town remarked on how fine the clothes looked. Andersen says, “Nobody would confess that he couldn’t see anything, for that would prove him either unfit for his position, or a fool.”

Just then a little boy called out, “But he hasn’t got anything on!” And the words began to spread among the people. Soon the whole town cried out, “But he hasn’t got anything on!” And the Emperor suspected they were correct, but his pride kept him from admitting the ridiculousness of his situation.

This story is happening today. The con men are the Leftists who are telling everybody that a biological man can become a biological woman, and vice versa. The Emperor is the establishment, the government and the media, which knows that this is false but cannot say so, because then they will be seen as mean and hateful, so they insist this lie is the truth. The townspeople are the citizens who know in their hearts that this is a load of hooey, a bunch of nonsense, but if they say so, they could get in trouble.

We need a little boy who has the courage to loudly speak the truth.

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Here we go again…

Well here we go again.  I’m back in Facebook Jail.  I think I must be on some kind of Facebook watch list or something, and the guy in charge of reviewing my account has no sense of humor and no ability to comprehend the difference between satire and reality. 

I follow Steve Deace on Facebook. He is a conservative, he has a daily show that he does that is reminiscent of Rush Limbaugh’s show. A few weeks ago Steve posted something that pointed out the tyranny that is happening in other countries. I don’t know what post it was specifically because Facebook deleted it, but it was probably a post about how Canada is arresting pastors for speaking the truth, or Australia is arresting people over the vaccine, or something like that.  Whatever it was, I felt that it was a post that pointed out that certain governments were acting in a tyrannical, very Nazi-like way. 

And so, to express that I felt this way about it, I posted a comment quoting the first line of the Nazi theme song which goes, “Deutschland, Deutschland über alles, Über alles in der Welt…”  And THAT is all I typed.  The translation of these words is “Germany, Germany above all, above all in the world…” There’s nothing inherently Nazi about the words themselves, which were written in 1841, almost 100 years before Nazis even existed.

I reject Nazi philosophy, and agree with all people who believe that the Nazis and their philosophies were evil to the core.  The point of my post was not to support them but the exact opposite. And yet Facebook saw this comment and decided I needed to be thrown in Facebook jail for supporting violent groups.  I have appealed this decisions with the “oversight board” but there’s really nothing else I can do. 

This is the fourth time I have been put in FB jail for something ridiculous, and it seems that no matter what I say, they find fault with it.  I think the writing is on the Facebook wall for me, it’s just a matter of time before my account is shut down.  I will miss seeing updates from my friends and family. I will miss talking to people about various things. But I will not miss waking up to the news that some leftist in California has decided that my freedom of speech on their site should be removed because they don’t agree with me. 

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Facebook Jail Redux

Thursday night I watched a comedy video made by a group of guys from New Zealand. In the video (found here), a man incorrectly assumes that a customer in a store is actually an employee because he’s wearing the same color shirt. The man gets upset when the other customer does not help him. But then the manager of the store pops up and comically starts yelling at the “employee” (who is only a customer) for not helping the first guy. And when the “employee” tries to leave the store to escape the bizarre situation, the manager blocks his path and yells at him for trying to leave work early.

This is where I made the “mistake” of commenting on this fake scenario that they could have had the “employee” punch the manager in order to escape the store. A few seconds later I was informed by Facebook that my comment “Did not meet our community standards” and that I would not be able to comment or post for 24 hours. I checked, and I couldn’t even react to posts (by clicking ‘like’ or other options).

This is the third time they have restricted me, and it’s the most asinine reason they have ever given for restricting my account. But at the end of the day, it’s Mark Zuckerberg’s website for which I pay zero dollars per year, and if he wants to kick me off because he doesn’t like my politics or my sense of humor, that’s his right. My only regret if I lose my FB account is that I would miss seeing what is going on in the lives of my friends and family. Because that’s why I have a FB account.

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Woe to Those

This one is probably going to get me some hate mail, but it’s the truth, so I’m going to say it.

God created this world. He designed it to run a certain way, and with certain rules. And ever since Satan fell, both he and fallen man have looked for ways to change God’s rules at every possible opportunity.

That is how the same people can scream at you for being “anti-science” for doubting the claim that man is causing catastrophic climate changes, while at the same time rejecting basic biological facts which people have known for thousands of years (men are men, women are women, and unborn babies are alive).

The whole idea of transgenderism is, in a word, nonsense. A man is a man, as God created him to be a man, and he can be no other. Period. He can be a man, or he can be a man pretending to be a woman. But he’s still a man. Biologically there are a hundred different things in a man’s body that tell scientists that he is a man from his skeletal structure, to the structure of his brain, the amount of brown fat he has, all the way down to the chromosomes in almost every cell of his body.

There is a man on Jeopardy! right now that is wearing a dress, calling himself “Amy,” and insisting that people refer to him with the pronouns she/her. And it’s not just that he has created this fictional world for himself. Somehow these people have co-opted the media, major corporations, the government, and many people in this country to believe that if you refer to a man as a man, you are not only wrong, but you are being hateful. “Transphobic” is the word they use. This word, much like “homophobic” makes no sense linguistically, because it means “afraid of trans people,” which leaves no room for people like myself who are not afraid of any human, just in disagreement with the choices that they have made.

The word we should be using is “sin-cursed.” These people have been confused by the sin-cursed earth we live in, and their sin-cursed brains are telling them that up is down, black is white, and wrong is right. The Bible has something to say about this. Isaiah 5:20 says “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!”. The word “woe” is used in the Bible to refer to those who stand in judgment by Almighty God. Isaiah used the word “woe” when he said in 6:5 “woe is me for I am ruined!” and he goes on to describe his sinfulness and the sinfulness of his people. In the New Testament the Lord Jesus Christ uses the word “woe” frequently to refer to the self-righteous Pharisees who rejected him, and therefore ended up going to hell for their sinfulness. He also used this word to refer to Judas Iscariot who the bible calls the “son of perdition” which means he was permanently lost, spiritually. And finally in the book of Revelation the word woe is used to refer to the final three trumpet judgments upon the world, which ends with most of the people on earth being destroyed.

Woe. Woe to those who call evil good. Woe to those who look at God’s standards and reject them, who say that what is morally wrong is right, and condemn those who stand up for the truth of God’s word.

Every time I see the world praise a homosexual or transgender person for being “brave” or for “coming out” I am reminded that God’s standards aren’t movable. He created the world and therefore He gets to say how we should live and act. To reject His standards is to invite woe on your life on this world, and in the next. I pray for those who reject the Lord, that their eyes will be opened and that they repent before it’s too late.

That they, like the people of Nineveh, would have said about them, “When God saw their deeds, that they turned from their wicked way, then God relented concerning the calamity which He had declared He would bring upon them. And He did not do it.

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