|Waterhouse: Ulysses and the Sirens, 1891|
|Seddon: Penelope, 1800s|
|Waterhouse: Ulysses and the Sirens, 1891|
|Seddon: Penelope, 1800s|
Men die, generations come and go, but ideas live on.
By the way, this is not a typical child's history book. I suppose it was written with children of the late 1800s in mind, but it is not child-like, nor does it shade the truth about war, mass slaughter, and indiscriminate bloodshed. Coffin made obvious the connections between England and America, and how the English colonists were affected by the conflicts between England and France or Spain. I did not realize how much carnage and butchery there was before the Revolution.
The author followed the story of exploration into Canada and the American colonies; development of individual colonies, which later become independent states; interaction with Native Americans and their involvement with the European and French forces in America; and conflicts between France, the Catholic Church, and the Protestants.
All of the events which took place leading up to America's Revolution had a purpose and meaning. These events "tell the story of a great nation, the growth of individual liberty, and the coming of constitutional government in the Western World." But through it all, Coffin was certain that "Right, Justice, and Liberty" always "advances" and that America would spread great ideas and lead the world to something great and glorious.
Since I have read three of his books, I am confident that he is one of my favorite early American historical writers. I would like to read more from Coffin in the future. Here are some of this other titles, many of which can be read for free on Internet Archive:
Our New Way Around the World
My Days and Nights on the Battlefield
Redeeming the Republic
Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times
Marching to Victory
|Chalres Carleton Coffin|
The elf host was on the march; and if it was sadly lessened, yet many were glad, for now the northern world would be merrier or many a long day. The dragon was dead, and the goblins overthrown, and their hearts looked after winter to a spring of joy.
Maybe there are stronger, more valuable quotes from the story, but this was the passage where I felt a weight lifted from my shoulders -- a hopefulness greater than the story itself, a restoration and peace -- what human hearts long for. I know mine certainly does.
Possibly I was more sensitive to it today because my kids and I simultaneously completed our history on D-Day, of how it led to the end of Hitler and his stranglehold on Europe. That feat was not accomplished lightly, and yet in eleven months following that longest day, the assault attained its goal: the end of a mad man; the end of what seemed like endless terror.
So too, the characters in The Hobbit are tasked with righting a wrong, defeating evil and terror, and meeting numerous daunting adventures along the way. Granted, Tolkien wrote this plot for his young son; hence, it is a story for juveniles -- though you may be a child at heart, which will suit you fine -- and therefore, it is woven with humor, charm, and lightheartedness.
But what child does not know the triumph and victory over danger and evil? I believe we all know it well, as it is written on our hearts, and particularly why the ending is so significant.
I am not a fantasy-type reader, but this story is still a pleasure for me. Maybe it is because I do live through the adventures of my protagonists, or maybe because I covet a hobbit hole, a warm fire, and a book to read. Over all, The Hobbit is satisfyingly good for the heart.
I read Covid-19: The Great Reset earlier this year, but I have to add it to my blog because it demonstrates why I hate tyranny. This essay is a warning and a wake up call; and all who love freedom and all who still use reason and can think for themselves must read it.
Granted, it is difficult to ingest, but not for the reason you may think. I would place it at a 7th grade reading level. Even the economic jargon is juvenile. It is difficult because if you have red blood running through your veins, it should boil. This is the future, and we may not have much recourse.
Here is my overview:
A small international elite group of wealthy globalists are preparing a utopian one world oligarch at the expense of human lives and livelihoods, and they do not want or need our input. They will be our new overlords, and we will comply or be cancelled. At present, they have control of all the international institutions that influence the nations' healthcare, banks, trade, money, economies, and governments, and they have the blueprint to unite one government over all the people. All they need now is complete compliance of all governments and corporations, as well as the technology to begin total surveillance of every human being.
The authors of this essay tell readers that Covid will hardly leave a dent, but it was and is the catalyst they wanted or needed to begin the Great Reset. In other words, Covid, or coronavirus, HAS NOT disrupted society as claimed by the media. The Great Reset has been in the works for years, and yet they wrote this essay as if they had a year or more to observe the destruction of the scamdemic and investigate its real outcomes; but one can see right through that.
The real driving force behind the GR was to be and still is the environment, or climate change, and they have convinced many governments and corporations that it is the most dire issue, though there are other issues: social issues, worker protection plans, and control of human consumption.
For example, if businesses, companies, industries, or corporations are not WOKE enough or cannot demonstrate that they are compliant with the sustainable development goals that the global cabal sets, then those businesses will struggle and eventually be ostracized and fail. The global government will also scrutinize individual personal behaviors. If you don't change your bad habits, you, too, can and will struggle and be cancelled from society.
They want to micromanage your life and your health; limit what goods you may purchase and foods you may eat; determine where you live and prevent you from traveling far from home. You probably won't own a car or a house, as that will be reserved for the elite. And with technology, they want to observe everything you do and where you go, as well as track how you feel, what you think, and how you react to social issues or behave in society.
That's mental illness right there.
The global elite want to institute their own religious utopia. They hate God, the Creator, but they want to be God and god-like, and it is why they desire to read your heart and mind and to legislate morality, which they label: fairness, kindness, and equity. Forget any future dreams for you or your children because personal interests are self-centered, and may not be in the best interest of the whole; they want all to consider a "common good" approach to life.
They may give the impression that they care about people, especially the downtrodden, but do not be fooled. They don't genuinely give a crap about George Floyd or society's so-called victims. It's all a facade. If anything, these are the most racist, prejudiced, heartless, godless individuals pushing the GR.
One thing about tyrannical commie/socialists/fascists (they are all these things) is that they really suck when it comes to economics. At some point, they will run out of resources and other people's money after utterly destroying billions of lives and mismanaging the world. No one will be able to work except in a few preserved sectors like technology, healthcare, and synthetic food development. Everything will fail because man cannot micromanage billions of people (although controlling population is also part of the scheme) and their local communities and economies. Yet the establishment is so far removed from reality because they live in a fantasy elite world apart from reason and common sense.
There is a timeline for a full completion of the GR: 2030, though sooner, they desire, which is why they want the COVID FEAR & COMPLIANCE EXERCISE to LINGER for YEARS. Never let a good crisis go to waste!
The Great Reset is a wicked, evil, selfish, self-centered, vile idea, and I hope God has immediate plans for those involved because it is going to be almost impossible for us to stop them. The world's corrupt governments and corporations and industries are so entangled with these global institutions. They are literally handing over the reins to these godless elite.
P.S. If you don't know Christ, He is not a tyrannical overlord, such as these men and women desire to be -- implementing their wicked science and technology on the people. God put Freedom on our hearts, which is why America was founded on liberty. The GR is the opposite of who God is, and it is why they desire to dissolve personal liberty and freedom forever. God gives us total freedom to be personally responsible with our own lives; we don't need man to legislate morality.