before heading back down to where life is full of blissful madness–the calm before the storm

“We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds;
our planet is the mental institution of the universe.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


(The Biltmore House / Asheville, NC/ Julie Cook / 2020)

Ok, I simply couldn’t go back to my self-imposed isolation, aka my never-ending
unpacking and sorting, without first offering my dismay at having caught a recent news popup
that showed up on my phone yesterday.
It seems that Madame Speaker never ceases to amaze me…and that is…
amaze me in a not so positive way.

The news tag read “The enemy is within
It seems the Speaker is afraid of her GOP colleagues—calling them ‘the enemy within’
Madame Speaker is afraid of those Republicans who have gun permits…
in particular those members who might be ‘packing heat’ while on the job—
And given the recent precarious events of insurrections and occupations by
“enemy combatants” I would think those with permits might feel as if they
need a bit of personal security.

But to call one’s colleagues ‘enemies of the state’ takes this whole undercurrent push
for a one party state a step further into the surreal Twilight Zone we now call reality.

Yesterday, always in timely wise fashion, our friend Kathy, over on atimetoshare, noted that
Mr. Kerry is back to his typical pompous bombastic self by calling middle Americans
“the little people”…

Reminds me a bit of a Marie Antoinette sort of personality…let those hungry
little people eat cake.
Ode to those “little people” and ode one’s supposed colleagues.

A one party state
Little people
enemy combatants
the enemy within
security vs paranoia
pomposity
arrogance
disregard
double standards
hypocrisy

The underground is looking pretty peaceful for the time being…
I imagine it is the calm before the storm.

Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders.
Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another,
for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

1 Peter 5:5

10 comments on “before heading back down to where life is full of blissful madness–the calm before the storm

  1. Timelesslady says:

    Great perspective on our times. Thank you.

  2. bcparkison says:

    She has reason to be afraid. .The God ordained storm is hitting and about to be shown to the world. Hang on!

  3. […] before heading back down to where life is full of blissful madness–the calm before the storm […]

  4. hatrack4 says:

    Good post as usual and a bit scary. I have been saying that the Dems wanted a one party rule, but I had not seen many agreeing. So, Cheers!!! But I do not want them to get it.

  5. Politics is most definitely not a realm of peace. “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14: 27). ❤

  6. Citizen Tom says:

    Madhouse. Until the Second Coming that is the way it will be.

    Our immediate problem is to keep from getting angry at the wrong people. Some of our leaders seek power, and they will do anything to grasp it. Others fight against the power grabbers, and some of our leaders are just weak. The weak waffle and shiver in terror. It is difficult to punish them more than their fears have already terrorized them. I doubt many such achieve political office.

    Most rank and file Democrats are just guilty of believing the so-called mainstream news media. They believe because they have been taught to believe. Unfortunately, once we believe something, we don’t want to admit we have been made the fool. All we can do for such people is love them while we calmly refuse to live the lie that they insist we live. Hopefully, if we pray for them, they will repent and accept the truth.

  7. SLIMJIM says:

    These politicians grossed me out in 2020, even more so 2021

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