I came across a story in the Christian Post recently that echoed a lot of the thoughts I've been having lately about the world, fallen as it is, that we currently live in and its present unraveling that I will link in the title: "Wokeism is far more dangerous than secularism" by Hedieh Mirahmadi. I highly recommend it as it reminded me of a parody I wrote of the old Simon and Garfunkel classic, The Sound of Silence which I re-titled: The Cult of Wokeness.
The original is linked above in the title with my rendition of it as follows.
Hello Jesus my old friend, we need to turn to you again,
Because a disease slowly creeped in, planted seeds in us while sleeping,
And the poison, that was planted in our brains, still remains,
Called the cult of Woke-ness,
Through the nights our cities burned, Elected leaders unconcerned,
Radicals a-gi-tating, social media tyrants cen-so-ring,
Then my mind conceived the fullness of the churches plight, that did indict,
An evil we know as Woke-ness,
And in the dark of night I saw, ten million people maybe more,
People speaking without thinking, people hearing without listening,
People shouting slogans their masters had prepared, and no one dared,
question the gods of Woke-ness,
Fools I said you do not know, Woke-ness like a cancer grows,
Hear the truth that I might reach you, Take my hand that I might free you,
But my words, like silent raindrops fell, (instrumental pause)
And echoed through the hell of Woke-ness,
And the people bowed and prayed, to the god of “Woke” they made,
And their masters gave a warning, through slogans people were chanting,
And they said that the teachings of Marx are written on the hearts and minds, of simpletons,
Who worship the gods of Woke-ness.
If you think the times we're living in are, for lack of a better way to put it, "normal," I think you need to reevaluate your situation.
I go by Doc. I choose to remain anonymous because it's NOT about me. But, Doc is a name I earned during my Naval career as a Navy Chief Hospital Corpsman (medic) who spent the better part of a quarter century taking care of the medical needs of Sailors and Marines. I am a political atheist who supports no party nor do I favor a specific political ideology. I am first and foremost a Christian and an advocate of natural law, individual rights & liberty. I believe in personal responsibility and I strongly support the Simple "Organic" Church Movement. I live overseas as an Expat, hence the title of the Blog: In Exile. If you're a repentant sinner who is now enlisted into the service of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, you too are an Expat in this world and you too are a sojourner In Exile,