Three months ago Chester County was put under the stay at home order.
We live in Chester county and were one of the first counties under lockdown.
My reaction was one of frustration, irritation, annoyance and probably every other emotion that isn’t good.
Checkers called me out. “It’s called fear, Grace.” He said.
I almost shifted my angry emotions from Wolf to him, but I knew he was right.
I wasn’t afraid of the virus, but I am terrified of being controlled.
Fear was the first tactic used through this pandemic. Fear spread Like wildfire and it was promoted by the media, because fear will stop people in their tracks. Fear will turn a bold person into frozen statue. Fear will cause you to look for safety. Which the government proclaimed they were ready to provide. (See How That all worked in their favor?)
Tom Wolf’s actions were a trigger for me, I was well aware of that from the beginning.
If you’ve been under the influence of a spirit you will recognize it subconsciously before you can even put into words what you’re feeling.
You see, there was a time in my life when I was controlled. Manipulated. Not allowed to form my own opinions. Expected to obey and conform with no room to think and act for myself.
On the other side of that I can tell you that giving up my freedom for safety is not worth it.
I would rather face a virus with a 100% death rate then live under someone else’s idea of what is best for my life.
Death is safer then being controlled. I am sure of that.
That is why we never followed the stay home mandate. We didn’t go to church since it was closed but other then that our life went on pretty much as normal. We respected those who were following the stay home orders but other then that we visited who we wanted, when we wanted.
In case you’re wondering… no, I never felt guilty for ignoring the governor’s orders.
Because, I’m a rule follower by nature. I don’t have a problem with authority figures who lead fairly.
However, I have a major problem with authority figures who abuse their power, who control, manipulate and dominate instead of leading.
I honestly don’t think the government should at any time have the right to tell people they have to close their businesses and stay home.
I think it should be my risk to take. Close my business on my own, or take my chances of catching this virus. My life, my choice.
This is where the manipulation started. (You see, fear lost its power eventually so a new tactic was needed.)
“It’s not that we think a lot of people will die from the virus, we are afraid of hospitals being overwhelmed.” They said.
This statement is manipulative because it’s basically saying that if you care about anyone but yourself you will do as I say. (Again, I’ve been there, done that. Unconstitutional, abusive orders do not need to be followed.)
Also… I would say Trump proved, by bringing in hospital ships, that hospitals were not going to be overwhelmed right away.
“My mask protects you, your mask protects me.”
”You care more about your business then you do about people dying.”
”Stay home or people will die.”
Those are just a few of the many manipulative comments that have been used throughout this whole thing.
For the most part I think most of this goes back to Wolf.
He knows that most people are more concerned about keeping their businesses afloat then they are at staying physically safe from a virus.
So he turned the whole thing around and said if you care about the people around you, you will willingly suffer. Willingly lose your business. Willingly be unable to afford to feed your family. (Because we’ve got to be loving, right?)
I’m sorry guys but it just doesn’t work that way.
Even the airlines tell you in case of an emergency always put on your own mask first before helping others.
Why? Because you will help people better if you yourself have enough oxygen. If you run out of oxygen you and all the people you could have helped will die.
If you want to help others, you must first help yourself.
I believe we’ve seen more damage done to PA in the form of suicides, drug abuse, depression, business closures and what not then we would have seen Covid deaths if we had never shut anything down.
But… that’s just my opinion and there is really no way to test my theory.
This spirit will stop at nothing.
Once people saw through the manipulation, it brought out the ‘you’re an egotistical idiot’ tactic.
Do you really think you know better then the experts?! The experts always know better then the common people. There is a reason they’re called experts!” (Actually, in the case of Covid it seems they don’t.)
Again, people eventually see it for what it is, but keep in mind this spirit never loses. It’s next tactic is to a complete 180.
Like starting riots all over America, and we’re over here like wait… weren’t we talking about a virus?! And just like that you find yourself being called a racist for being worried about a virus when there is obviously a much bigger issue.
Do you see what just happened there? You are suddenly being accused as the one responsible for promoting a virus that 2 seconds ago you were fighting against.
This spirit is entitled and it hates unity. It’s ultimate goal is cause division amongst people. And it NEVER admits defeat.
Once it’s fully backed into a corner, it changes tactics. It shifts blame from itself to others. It changes colors, personalities and does whatever it has to do to come out on top.
But it never, ever admits defeat. It never admits to being wrong.
If it does admit to being wrong, it will still point its finger at someone else, such as: ‘Yes, I messed up but it was because you gave me inaccurate information!’
This spirit leaves under one and only one condition.
That condition is called true repentance.
Feel good apologies, finding loopholes rather then admitting actual fault, blame shifting, and more are all permission slips for this spirit to stay.
It is powerful, it is deadly and currently I’d say it has a massive grip on our country.
Nope, I don’t know how to fully get rid of this spirit when it’s running rampant in a country.
I do know that since it’s a principality and not a demon it cannot be cast out. I also know that if you give it no voice in your life it will be subdued, but without complete and total repentance it will never be fully gone.
Again, I don’t know how to take America back from the grips of this Spirit, but I do know that it cannot coexist with the Holy Spirit.
So, maybe we can override it with prayer. I think it would be amazing to see 24/7 prayer at the capitals of every single state.
I don’t have any ideas on how to actually accomplish that though.
The political fight for our country is very real but I think if we win the spiritual fight the rest will all fall into place.
As Trump says: Make America great again!