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Reading the Signs: Time to Turn Around
I saw the headlines on the Texas elementary school shooting flash on the TV screen, like most of you. My husband said, “I don’t want you to see this.” It didn’t work. I laid awake with my own mental pictures and tried to put the pieces of a distorted, senseless, fragmented, and tragic puzzle together. The pieces didn’t fit. I read the story this morning — an 18-year-old Hispanic boy who had a dark, online life and somehow acquired guns.
As I read the story in detail, the same responses came after … guns and the foul gun lobby, then celebrity comments like, “We can do better.” It’s sick. Since this ugliness continues, we are obviously not doing better. Not even close. I thought about a boy who became a stoic monster, with no feeling or expression on his face — who had nothing to live for and wanted to cause tremendous pain. Where did he live? Was he pushed across an open border with nothing and sucked up by a ruthless gang? Where are his parents right now? I want to know these things because he can’t be the only one. Texas has a big border — and they keep sounding the alarm to deaf ears.
I thought about Davos, Switzerland, because we’re told the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” is on our doorstep — get ready. Klaus Schwab and all the drivers of the great digital, technological, marvelous age soon to come are piled up together, weaving their New World Order. Part of that is “order” is the allure of endless social media, where this boy wanted pictures of guns posted — where he was rambling to people he didn’t know to post his pictures.
I ordered the book, The Fourth Industrial Revolution by Klaus Schwab, because I want to know what they have in store for us. I actually paid good money for it. Amazon delivered it to the wrong address. It also contained a set of Ernie Ball strings and some replacement foam pads for headphones that my husband ordered. The bag was ripped open, and we found it on our doorstep with the contents intact — who would want it?
The book describes what’s coming — a digital wonder-world with few jobs, but plenty of artificial contact. A robot will diagnose you instead of a doctor. I read that back a few years ago over 40 percent of students could not disconnect from their phones, could not read facial expressions or interpret body language, and lacked empathy. Great. He says they are the easy ones who will slide into the new age effortlessly, but the rest of us will be a problem.
We visited St. Petersburg, FL, recently. It was fun — but surprising. A very long main street runs through it — very artsy. There were murals on many buildings, head shops, street vendors — a very hippish vibe. There were crafty booths and many shops promoting the occult, oils and potions, “save the planet” shirts, rainbow street crossings, and homeless wanderers. It was like the ’60s never left. A large protest was shaping up — and marching towards the local churches. People were yelling and holding signs that read, “Keep your rosaries off my ovaries,” and cars were honking in solidarity. There was a lot of mask-wearing … still.
I can’t help but think about children constantly, in the womb and the courage of those on the Supreme Court, the children at the school in Texas, what they’re being taught in schools, and the boy with no soul who found guns and hated life — a snapshot of our future in a Godless digital age. The Fourth Industrial Revolution where those in Davos — the unelected, have no answers for the parents in Texas, where our president has no answers for our border issues, or the high cost of living — just that we are experiencing the hardship of “transition.”
“[When] it comes to the gas prices, we’re going through an incredible transition that is taking place that, God willing, when it’s over, we’ll be stronger and the world will be stronger and less reliant on fossil fuels when this is over,” Biden said during a press conference in Japan following his meeting with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.
He is handing our country to Davos and Klaus Schwab on a platter. When do we say enough is enough?Published in General
When you hear about Hispanic kids in Texas, you should assume they are born in Texas. Some are 10th generation Texans, which is 10 more than me.
Interesting re: comments on St. P. Saw it in 1988. Then Leningrad. On a cruise with the family. One of the most depressing places, besides the great architechture and museum, I had ever seen. Thought it must have been what Newark, N.J. must have looked like in 1935. Dirty sidewalks (not San Fran bad with the needles); lines into the stores, 1950’s type merchandise. Reminded me our lucky we were.
Beautifully written. And true.
Hmm. I can’t tell if FSC is speaking of St. Petersburg, Russia or Florida.
Whoa! A little slow to get that. Thought it was about Russia. Never been to St. Pete’s in Fla. Will check it out. As long is it doesn’t look like Newark.
Sorry – Florida most definitely. You may have a hard time getting into Russia right now….
Normally I would, but I couldn’t imagine in this case, that a boy raised in Texas with opportunity and education would do that.
It starts with the 2022 mid-term elections this Fall.
He was born in North Dakota. He lived with his grandmother (whom he shot) who was in the process of evicting his mother because of her drug use from her home. He said that he hated his grandmother because she wouldn’t let him smoke pot when he wanted to.
A generational failure
One of the more highly awarded documentaries out there this year is a film whose main message happens to be: “The next step in human evolution is digital.”
So it seems like this documentary is spelling out the many new facets of life inside an even more digitized world, which you very ably described in your paragraph:
The book describes what’s coming — a digital wonder-world with few jobs, but plenty of artificial contact. A robot will diagnose you instead of a doctor. I read that back a few years ago over 40 percent of students could not disconnect from their phones, could not read facial expressions or interpret body language, and lacked empathy.
Yes that is basically what is planned. Currently there are feasible plans to offer up a miniaturized computer chip inside each pill we take so someone, so supposedly a doctor who cares about us can access our biological system and find out our heart rate, our pulse and whether we have indeed taken whatever new med Big Pharma has decided will be the Next Best Thing.
In reality, since there simply are so few doctors who care about us, and should we happen to have gotten one, newer hospital protocols no longer allow us our own GP’s to visit when we are in the hospital. So I imagine the “doctor who cares about us” will be digital.
The “screen generation” won’t mind at all, I am thinking.
Interesting. Red River Valley – Grand Forks area? Back in the 60s, Crystal City TX (40 miles south of Uvalde) used to supply a lot of migrant workers for the sugar beet fields in the Red River valley (Red River of the north). Eventually some of the workers settled in the valley. A couple years ago I wrote about my own experience with that business: Go West, Young Man, and be a Migrant Worker.
I don’t know if it was on the History channel, or an episode of “Ancient Aliens” on the Sci-Fi channel, because I caught a program a few nights ago in mid-stream. But it was about how the released gov’t files on tracking UFO’s admitted now that we can “lock onto” some of them, but can’t track them at their moving speeds, but there seems to be real objects of some type. And from there, speculation moved onto whether highly advanced life forms would send robotic probes rather than their own bodies into deep space exploration. And how, in further speculation, those robots might have to “harvest” resources from found planets to make replacement parts for more needed robots (even DNA). Or maybe advanced beings just keep doing 3-D printed replacement organs to the point of becoming part alive/part machine. Of course the talking heads inserted into the flow of the program were neutral on whether this was a good or bad thing. Some tended to attribute benign intentions to aliens coming here to “help humans” move forward. But I couldn’t help but think that such “beings” would be rather void of individuality and would have a hard time developoing a sense of a personal meaning, or have much regard for the individual.
And then lo, shortly after, there was the announcement about Davos and other global organizations holding their elitist meetings this year, including excerpts from Klaus Schwab speaking there or earlier with his sinister accent. It seemed like the opening prelude to the distant nightmare.
Isn’t that an interesting coincidence – the program contents followed by the ad? I say that because what you describe is exactly in Klaus Schwab’s book The Fourth Industrial Revolution – written 6 years ago. Only it’s not “aliens from other planets” – he describes that these are already in the works, specifically, 3D printing of body parts, integrating man with machine, and control of people. I’m only on chapter two! The alien program was probably being aired to get the population conditioned to these “futuristic” situations.
I have some 3D-printed dental work. That’s fine.
But I draw the line at microchips in the brain.
Just because Klaus Schwab has an accent doesn’t make him an alien reptile. It just makes him an alien.
I know your location from your tooth. And you are getting hungry. Hungry.
Or maybe just “partially processed.” After all, the rest of us (mundanes) don’t really know “their” accents yet!