Saturday, April 25, 2020

The Horsemen

Bobservations Column
By Pastor Bob Lawrenz

During the days of the Corona Virus shut-down, we’ve all seen and heard media coverage of long lines for free food supplies for those that have been furloughed from their jobs and are without an income. Indeed whole parking lots are lined with row after row of vehicles awaiting their turn at the food pick-up stations, as we view the media’s video clips. 

It is interesting to note, however, that the images are identical day after day, and it’s rather appalling to watch volunteers load bags and boxes of free groceries into the back of a late model Cadillac SUV. The mainstream media is playing us for fools. They don’t play those video clips daily, for many might just catch on, so they play them only a couple times each week, but it’s always the same clips.

I am not suggesting that the threat presented by the Corona virus is not real, for it surely is a serious health problem around the globe! Corona/COVID-19 is a deadly virus and the numbers of infected in just 6 weeks is staggering. 

But the mainstream media is doing its part to hype the virus and instill fear in the hearts of every viewer. This is the same media that has accused our President of impeachable crimes, and has relentlessly harangued his every move and decision since before he even took the oath of office. Yet no impeachable crimes or offenses could be proven after 3½ years of government investigation, and now, we are to believe their reporting?

In our days of the Wild West, there were snake oil salesmen and inventors of Health Elixirs that were unscrupulous; in the 1950’s and ‘60’s, it was used car salesmen from small independent sales lots whose ethics were questionable. Every decade there is someone to fill the gap of “shylock” as new inventions are introduced, or new social issues arise. This is the apparent decade for the news media, and it is evident by listening to the quality and substance of the questions they pose at Press Conferences. Trust is a commodity to be earned, and cherished. Breaking that trust breaks the relationship.
~ 1Thessalonians 5:21:
“Prove all things; hold fast to that which is good.”
 ~ Psalm 118:8, 9
 “It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes.”

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