The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the dedicated communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction, true and false, no longer exists. Hannah Arendt
Meditation: The current president creates fiction by lying wherever he goes. The people he put in charge of major federal agencies do not believe in science and do not adhere to facts. Everything is up for “interpretation”. Own agendas are being pushed, under the premise that reality is “just perspective”, and that random narratives can be created that will replace scientific reality. Scientific and proven facts are called “fake news”. It is deeply concerning that major players within the current government collude upholding this fiction creating philosophy. The recent federal legal investigation is being called a “witch hunt”, while government bound news channels create a reality for its constituents where there is no distinction anymore between fact and fiction, true or false. Our democratic country is being undermined and at war from within. Totalitarian rule is what our current president idealizes. He uses the white nationalist movement to lead this war and stir up racial violence and fanatic ideas. We call upon religious leaders and scientists to join forces. The alleged conflict of the modern era between religion and science suddenly feels ridiculous. Today’s mandate of religion and science conjoint is to hold accountable an emerging totalitarian regime that hides behind a democratic façade while slowly dismantling it.
Prayer: God, we mourn the increasing elimination of ethics, morals and science as pillars of our culture. Any lie can claim to be truth, and corrupted media are being used to brain wash and manipulate the masses. God, we experience not only the total attack on and undermining of spiritual values and of science, but we fear the takeover of democracy by totalitarian forces. God, we pray that Your Spirit of truth may empower science, law and religions to join forces, so we as a nation might withstand what is happening. Amen
“Why can’t you understand one word I say? Here’s why: You can’t handle it. You’re from your father, the Devil, and all you want to do is please him. He was a killer from the very start. He couldn’t stand the truth because there wasn’t a shred of truth in him. When the Liar speaks, he makes it up out of his lying nature and fills the world with lies.” John 8:42-44