Dr. Charlton concludes his excellent post by questioning the usefulness of arguing against the enemy's abstractions:
"And then suddenly death looms, and we realise that have wasted our lives discussing The Enemy's agenda...
Just exactly as They wanted us to..."
This is an important insight, one I more or less stumbled upon myself a few months back when I declared I would no longer waste my time writing what I termed "outage du jour" rants. Since then, I have made a concerted effort to avoid writing topical rants; nevertheless, I believe I have written some posts over the past few months that possess all the qualities that define a classic "outrage du jour" post. Even worse, the temptation to consistently write topical rants still lingers despite my conscious decision to avoid writing them (as was the case this morning with my planned post about Pope Francis). This constant temptation reveals something crucial about the nature of topical abstractions. All of this made me pause and reflect about topical abstractions and the purpose they serve.
To begin with, I believe Dr. Charlton's observation about demons trapping people in discussing topical abstractions is accurate and important. Topical stories promulgated by the media and through other sources are engineered to stir up a frenzy and provoke a reaction. These abstractions are purposively manipulative and serve many goals, but the overarching objective is to get people to engage with the topic at some level, in a process Charlton describes as "analysing, redefining, reframing . . ." In other words, once the topical abstraction triggers engagement, the trap springs and you become ensnared. It does not matter if you support, oppose, or are unbiased toward the claims within the abstraction. The main thing is that you engage. From that moment on, you have taken your eye from the ball and end up expending your precious energy discussing the Enemy's Agenda rather than focusing on more important and meaningful matters.
Another way of gauging the manipulative essence of these topical abstraction traps is the relative ease with which one slips into arguing for or against, redefining, reformulating, and reframing. One of the main reasons I wrote "outage du jour" posts in the past on this blog was the little effort it took to write them. It did not take a great deal of imagination, or thinking to object to or rail against whatever evil nonsense the global corporate media had dumped upon the world on any given day. My engagements with topical abstractions came so easily and swiftly, they seemed to write themselves.
This, in my opinion, reveals something very significant about the manipulative aspects of topical abstractions. Whenever I wrote outage posts, I could not help but feel that I had surrendered a part of myself, given up a small slice of my freedom, and conceded a portion of my thinking all in exchange for a few posts that were not difficult to write. I believe the same holds true for merely reading topical abstractions on a consistent basis - you unwittingly become a part of the Enemy's orchestra and demonic forces begin to play you like a musical instrument.
Of course, we cannot be oblivious to Evil nor can we ignore its abuses or be blind to its strategies, but if we do nothing but engage with the topical abstractions Evil launches into the world for the purpose of ensnaring and trapping our minds, we essentially do nothing more than play into its hands.
Which is why my planned post on Nope Francis today has become a non-post. This planned post of mine would have accomplished little more than give undeserved attention to the Global Agenda itself. I would have made myself a willing partner in the Global Agenda, and a willing partner is the last thing I wish to be (or wish you to be). I also doubt my post would have provided anything positive or meaningful for those who seek Salvation or deeper spiritual understanding.
Besides, you don't need me to convince you that No Hope Francis is completely aligned with the Globalist Agenda - it's all right there in the open, in plain sight for those who have eyes to see.
But not many people have eyes that see these days, or even desire to have eyes that see, which is a rather bleak and depressing problem in of itself. Regardless, it is highly unlikely that constant rants against evil do much good for those who do seek Reality - this foremost includes those who write or spew such rants on a consistent basis.