Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Crazy Times Scrapbook, August 2023

 August was super busy with our vacations to the Cape and to Hershey, getting ready for John to go to college and taking him there, starting my new job, continuing to unpack and organize the new house, and Sam starting school. So I didn't follow the news as closely, but here's some of what I did read about. 

Take care of the environment, yes, but people are taking it way too far to the detriment of a well-functioning society, and a lot of it doesn't even seem to be based on sound science.

Here's President Biden meeting with survivors of the Lahaina fire on Maui. Something is seriously wrong with him.

I won't get either. To me, at best, they're neutral and don't do much for you, and at worst, they're poison shots that can do the body much more harm than good.

Merrick Garland is a disappointment.
"We are now going to have a presidential election debate adjudicated in effect by special counsels. Don't expect any of this to calm our partisan furies or restore faith in nonpartisan justice."

My prediction: the economy is going to continue to deteriorate. Something big is going to happen to keep it that way. I hope I turn out to be wrong about this, but I think it's more likely that I won't. 

A theory from someone who I've followed for years who is good at reading the signs of the times...
2C = Christ's Second Coming. Ever since studying the Arab-Israeli conflict in college, I've believed that it won't be solved until the Savior's return. It doesn't mean progress can't be made before then, but I don't think lasting peace in the Middle East will happen until He has returned to the earth for His millenial reign. 
I wonder if one of the two large wars, the one in Israel, is in its beginning stages now. I'm heartbroken by what's happening over there, and I'm horrified by the barbaric, evil terrorism enacted by the Islamic radicals. We really are living in crazy, evil times, and we need to stay strong and stay close to the Spirit through living right, keeping the commandments and our covenants, and focusing on the most important things of all - faith and family.