Yes, Marxist ideology pivots on the idea of mounting crises of Capitalism opening the door to socialist transformation. (Where, yes, pandemics obviously count as do incidents of police brutality or anything else that can be used to hang the failure of Capitalism and/or Christendom crisis template on.)
Back in the ’30’s, Stalin thought THE Crisis had arrived, but Kondratiev — his star economist — instead produced an honest analysis that discovered generation-length long-wave cycles; oops. Stalin had him shot.
Kondratiev, of course, was right.
Yes, he produced a breakthrough analysis and paid for being right with his life, at the hands of the notorious Marxist Dictator, Stalin. Simplifying:
The typical 8 – 11 year business cycle we worry about is a ripple riding on the generation length [ ~ 30/40 – 70 year] Kondratiev wave, which in turn rides a long term growth trend especially since the Industrial Revolution and its C19 marriage to Sci-Tech. On this framework, the great crisis of 2007 – 9 was a long wave trough, and we are in fact riding an ICT2 wave now, but masked by a global 4th generation struggle, the real WW4, WW3 being the Cold War.
Of course, the sing- off- the- same- narrative- hymn- sheet manipulative media will not give us this wider picture.
Never let a crisis go to waste.
Obviously, then, our civilisational choice is spiritually driven reformation or else collapse into ruinous chaos. Towards such a Reformation:
Of course, we also saw an objector getting the vapours over Christian spirituality daring to show itself in public at the Trump Rally just yesterday:
[AC:] I watching it now. That’s some scary [SNIP]. What’s up with all the God-references? Jesus is gonna rule the USA? Killing witches? Trump was anointed by God?
That reaction is itself diagnostic. But that’s beside the point: get used to it, reformation is coming. Christian, gospel and gospel ethics, scripture anchored reformation. For, a critical mass are waking up to just how dangerous and outright ruinous the dominant evolutionary materialistic scientism and fellow traveller driven cultural agenda is. Now, that they are turning elections into a fraud-driven joke.
And on the Jesus is Lord theme, Phil 2:
Phil 2:5 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,1 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant,2 being born in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. [ESV]
If you want the Bible prophecy context:
Now, back on the hope theme.
My own summary analysis of K-waves (see here and here) shows how such K-waves ride on a long-term growth trend that since the C18 steam technology and water wheel driven industrial revolution — and contrary to crisis-monger spin tactics and gaslighting — has positively transformed our prospects . . . and I still need to get around to Solar System colonisation:
Actually, one can argue there have been nearly twenty such tech breakthrough-driven long waves since the Song Dynasty in China:
So, you can imagine how they salivated over the CV19 pandemic. That’s a context for addressing a comment by JVL. So, let’s start with that unlikely figure, a Medical Doctor from Cameroon in her recent interview with Candace Owen.
Yes, Dr Stella Immanuel:
(Of course, censored out by YouTube, so kindly click the link here. Mr Webmaster, can I get full embedding for Christmas, pretty please? )
Let me add, the show blurb:
The Candace Owens Show: Dr. Stella Immanuel
Candace Owens Nov 15, 2020 521.1k
Dr. Stella Immanuel was censored on every social media platform after she questioned the mainstream media’s narrative on COVID-19. So why has medicine become so politicized and polarizing? She discusses this and much more on this episode of The Candace Owens Show.
. . . The COVID pandemic was Nancy Pelosi’s stated reason for inserting blanket mail-in voting into a COVID financial relief package several months before the election. This method is a breeding ground for fraud. It is not absentee voting where the voter requests a ballot. With mail-in, a ballot is sent to anyone on the voter rolls—dead or alive. Magically, after all the ballots were mailed out, the CDC announced that people suffering from COVID could vote in person as long as they told the poll workers of their condition.
The Left’s plans for fundamentally changing America were upended by three years of peace and prosperity. Enter the media collaborators. CNN has a permanent sidebar banner with global statistics with no context. There were never stories on recoveries or successful treatments, of which there are many inexpensive, home-based therapies. Many studies demonstrate positive results from the anti-inflammatory antiparasitics hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin, fluvoxasmine (antidepressant), budesonide (inhaled steroid), vitamins D and C, quercetin, and zinc . . .
AAPS, of course, has its own ideological agendas; which may well have some merit. The issue here is the crisis game, CV-19 came along at a convenient time to be ridden as a crisis of Capitalism. Here is an editorial cartoon:
(ironically, the cartoonist seems to have forgotten the point of Orwell’s Animal Farm.)
Dr Stella is also excellent at de-programming and crooked yardstick-ectomy
. . . so take a look. END
U/D Dec 14: Solzhenitsyn at Harvard, 1978: