I’m watching various live feeds from Washington DC on this day when Congress is to/was to certify the Electoral College vote.
Alarming still photos are now being broadcast of protesters on the floor of the Senate and security with guns drawn and aimed.
I’ve had a growing sense of unrest for weeks about this day. I cannot help but think that what is going on now is fueled in part by a rise in demonic activity. That’s why I’ve often recited Ch. 3 of Title XI in the Rituale Romanum also for protection from demonic action surrounding the certification of the vote. I didn’t know what was on the horizon exactly, but I suspected something bad was coming.
One way or another, one outcome or another with the election, I sense that – as of today – things are not going to be the same. Today feels like a tipping point.
This didn’t develop out of nothing. It is a point along the trajectory we’ve been on for quite a while, at least since the 1960’s. I believe it has been slowly, carefully orchestrated in over the decades and it isn’t over. The education system and entertainment industry has been involved. By now, through the dumbing down and ideological twisting of education, to produce a couple generations of people who can’t reason, through the desensitizing of the masses to sin of all kinds on television, we’ve reached a kind of reaction point.
We are not at the end of what is in store for us, I’m afraid.
Now there also exists “Big Tech”.
Education… entertainment… news outlets… big tech… all aligned with an agenda which can be realized through a one party system. A party that embraces abortion and other horrors.
The other day at Crisis I saw a paragraph in an article about the lunacy of a prayer in Congress that ended “Amen, and awoman.” This sums it up well:
Because we have substituted truth for power we have arrived at a place where we cannot even use the word amen or refer to others as husband, wife, mother, and father. We are on the verge of slipping into a nothingness, surrounded on all sides by the irrational and contradictory claims of a culture that is only concerned with having the “liberty” to craft their own version of reality, rather than living in the truth of the reality in which they find themselves.
Craft your own version of reality. That was the temptation for our First Parents by the Enemy.
The divisions in our country and in the Church herself are so sharp, so broad, that it is hard to imagine what sort of event might heal the divides. I can only imagine that it would be either the manifestation of an amazing miracle (e.g., I ask God daily for the miraculous elimination of the virus) or a disaster of some kind so great that it overcomes the ongoing atomization.
I am genuinely concerned that a chain reaction towards a dark outcome is underway. The chain reaction was accelerated by the catalyst of COVID-1984, the Wuhan Devil. Yes, Devil. I think the virus was cursed somewhere along the way.
Therefore, those of us who can, have to do our part in fighting the virus and its effects with spiritual weapons. Fathers, you need to do this. When you do, stand firm. You will be attacked.
My hope is that many of you who may be a little tepid or complacent about your Catholic Faith will now be moved to get more serious, to make some life changes.
- We all need to start gaming out in our heads what the next few months could bring. Families need to have discussions.
- Start praying in your homes, in your “domestic churches”. Say the Rosary together.
- Men, start asking for St. Joseph to be your special patron.
- More than ever we need traditional liturgical worship and traditional devotions.
- Everyone, along with prayer, take on some fasting and perhaps other mortifications.
The election and the counting of the Electoral College votes is just the backdrop, in a way. The picture is far bigger.
Again, one way or another, one outcome or another with the election, I sense that – as of today – things are not going to be the same. Today feels like a tipping point.
Today is also real Epiphany, when we commemorate the culmination of a long, arduous journey made for the sake of worshiping the Word made flesh.
Today we see what happens when people do not make that journey.
I saw this dire tweet. I can’t at this point say that I think he is wrong.
This is the Reichstag Fire.
— Creative Minority (@CMReport) January 7, 2021
Also, at the Washington Times
Facial recognition firm claims antifa infiltrated Trump protesters who stormed Capitol
Trump supporters say that antifa members disguised as one of them infiltrated the protesters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.
A retired military officer told The Washington Times that the firm XRVision used its software to do facial recognition of protesters and matched two Philadelphia antifa members to two men inside the Senate.
The source provided the photo match to The Times.
One has a tattoo that indicates he is a Stalinist sympathizer. antifa promotes anarchy through violence and wants the end of America in favor of a Stalinist-state. “No more USA at all” is a protest chant.
XRVision also has identified another man who, while not known to have antifa links, is someone who shows up at climate and Black Lives Matter protests in the West.
Born in Portland, Ore., antifa has mounted a year of violence in that city. The mayor said this week that antifa is trying to destroy the town and called for tougher police measures.
Antifa, which is loosely organized nationwide, exports warriors to other towns.
Before the Nov. 4 election, an antifa chapter sent out on social media a reminder for members to disguise themselves as Trump supporters by wearing the distinctive red Make America Great Again (MAGA) hat.
“On Nov. 4 don’t forget to disguise yourselves as patriots/Trump supporters. Wear MAGA hats. USA flags. A convincing police uniform is even better. This way police and patriots responding to US won’t know who their enemies are and onlookers and the media will think there are Trump supporters rioting so it’s harder to turn popular opinion against us.”