COVID-19 and Abandoning the Truth

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Note: I wrote most of this article when COVID-19 mitigation mandates were still prevalent throughout the U.S. The fact that those mandates have been loosened should only put us on higher alert though, because the tyrants may just be waiting for us to lower our guard before they strike again.

Jesus gave up his life for humanity, and in doing so he demonstrated the most important quality of leadership: sacrifice. He didn't just preach sacrifice, he practiced what he preached and led by example. One could say he couldn't do any less, because he is the truth and if he didn't practice what he preached he'd be living a lie.

Before dying on the cross, he said to Pontius Pilate, “You would have no power over me unless it had been given you from above” (John 19:11). St. Thomas Aquinas subsequently taught that all authority should derive from God, who is truth, but just because it should derive from God doesn't mean it always does. St. Thomas states, “Authority may fail to derive from God for two reasons: either because of the way in which authority has been obtained, or in consequence of the use which is made of it.”

The second reason is what concerns me today. When authorities use their power to achieve their own motives and abandon the truth in the process, their authority becomes null. We can abandon the Truth not only by lying, but also by refusing to act logically. The truth is a person, and outright lying is not the only way to offend him. Sadly though, leaders and influencers today--mostly politicians and media giants--depend on our ignorance and simply avoid telling us the truth, and get away with it because their words do not exactly lie. When truth is abandoned, abuse of power is not far behind.

Pope John Paul II stated: “[T]otalitarianism arises out of a denial of truth in the objective sense. If there is no transcendent truth, in obedience to which man achieves his full identity, then there is no sure principle for guaranteeing just relations between people.... If one does not acknowledge transcendent truth, then the force of power takes over (Centesimus Annus, 44).

In the Bible, over and over again the Israelites turned from the God who is truth, and as a result their enemies conquered them. This axiom ought to be a portent for all societies. When we abandon God’s direction, which is to say--in a sense--when we abandon logic (logos, the Word, Jesus), the consequences are dire. It makes no sense to assume the basic logistics of the universe would work differently when dealing with the coronavirus, and yet many authorities still think they could twist the truth to suit their agenda--while the elephant in the room, reality, stares them in the face and refutes their decrees. In a similar way, Pilate looked Christ in the face and asked, “What is truth?” (John 18:38).

Here's one way our society's leaders and influencers have abandoned God’s direction: they are not following Scripture’s basic guidelines for dealing with diseases. When explaining how to mitigate the spread of leprosy in Leviticus, God’s instructions are to isolate only the infected, not everyone. The leper “shall remain unclean as long as he has the disease; he is unclean; he shall dwell alone in a habitation outside the camp” (Leviticus 13:46).

Isolating the sick is supposed to help not only the rest of the population but also the sick person who is more vulnerable due to the virus. This approach has been called “focused protection” by over 45,000 medical practitioners, medical scientists and public health scientists who oppose COVID-19 lockdowns, and who have signed The Great Barrington Declaration to support this more logical approach to mitigating the virus.

Over 45,000 medical experts support focused protection because they know, when isolated and treated properly, even patients with comorbidities can defeat the coronavirus. That is why it is incredibly suspicious when early-stage COVID-19 patients die after being isolated in hospitals, especially when we already know COVID-19 is treatable with Ivermectin, remdesivir, budesonide, hydroxychloroquine and certain antibodies when given in the early stages of the virus. In fact, the Frontline COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance has been campaigning for the use of Ivermectin to fight COVID-19 for months, and it’s still not being widely used. Why, with all of these ways to defeat the virus, are people still dying in its early stages?

Why did a priest in Argentina, who was diagnosed with COVID-19 in late December and was responding well to treatment in the local field hospital, die suddenly Jan. 5? Why did a bishop in Zambia who was diagnosed with COVID-19 die in a hospital after he said that he was in “stable condition” with good oxygen levels, and that he was “calm and confident” that he would recover?

Without making any undue implications, it's still relevant to note that euthanasia is becoming more and more legal around the world. From Spain to Tasmania there are bills being pushed to legalize it. While it is unfair to accuse any specific hospital or nursing home for following protocol, there needs to be culpability somewhere for the nonsensical deaths supposedly caused by COVID, because a virus with an over 99.7 percent survival rate often fails to be a logical culprit. It's only fair to start making some connections between COVID-19 and euthanasia. I don't want to accuse anyone of anything, but I do want to bring the possibility to people's attention, if they haven't noticed it already. Especially when we consider the fact that the elderly are the most vulnerable to COVID-19, it's only fair for us to ask if the virus is just another excuse to euthanize patients.

The virus’ survival rate alone should be cause for suspicion because with one so high we should be asking why we even need a vaccine; and the vaccines themselves raise some questions as well.

For instance, why were nine elderly Dominican Sisters in Adrian, Michigan given a COVID vaccine when they were already weakened by the virus? You don't have to be a virologist to know that vaccines are not supposed to cure someone of a virus, but to prevent them from getting it. Oh, but wait. COVID vaccines aren't even supposed to prevent someone from getting the virus. They're just supposed to prevent us from getting a deadly strand of it. Add to that the fact that people have