This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author.


Lunacy in Real-Time USA, by Citizen Writer: John L. Kachelman, Jr.
American Citizen 11/24/2021 7:06 AM


A picture containing pink, purple, spectacles, gogglesDescription automatically generated

You can ignore this, but you cannot escape it!

I love words—their etymology is an amazing study; their composition knits an amazing narrative.

The word of the day for me is the noun “lunacy.” Its earliest use is found in the 1540s and describes the "condition of being a lunatic." Originally this was used in reference to intermittent periods of insanity, such as were believed to be triggered by the moon's cycle (hence the tern “lunar” was incorporated and especially during the “full-moon” periods). In later legal use this term evolved to reference any unsoundness (ill-healthy) of mind rendering one incapable of civil transactions or management of personal affairs. A weakened sense is an "act of madness or folly" used from the 1580s.

“Lunacy” is the direct opposite of “reason.” The one devoid of reason is a lunatic.

Immediately associated is the “mental health” of King Nebuchadnezzar as described in Daniel 4. The King “lost” all mental health when he trusted in himself. The King regained his mental health when he returned and submitted to God for directions. This is found in 4:34-36, “But…I…raised my eyes toward heaven and my reason returned to me, and I blessed the Most High and praised and honored Him who lives forever; for His dominion is an everlasting dominion, and His kingdom endures from generation to generation. All the inhabitants of the earth are of no account, but He does according to His will among the army of heaven and among the inhabitants of earth; and no one can fend off His hand or say to Him, ‘What have You done?’ At that time my reason returned to me.”

Currently the USA is living in real-time lunacy!

From Jim Gammon I received this email that well frames the focus of this article…

“From the great High Sheriff of the High Plains, who has gone south to get the chill out of his bones! Some observations worth reading:

“I never dreamed that I would have to face the prospect of not living in the United States of America, at least not the one I have known all my life. I have never wished to live anywhere else. This is my home and I was privileged to be born here.

“But today I woke up and as I had my morning coffee, I realized that everything is changing for the worse. No matter how I vote, no matter what I say, no matter how much I pray, something evil has invaded our nation, and our lives are never going to be the same.

“I have been confused by the hostility of family and friends. I look at people I have known all my life—so hate-filled that they agree with opinions they would never express as their own. I think that I may well have entered the Twilight Zone.

“We have become a nation that has lost its collective mind!

“You cannot justify this insanity:

If a guy pretends to be a woman, you are required to pretend with him.

Somehow, it’s un-American for the census to count how many Americans are in America.

Russians influencing our elections are bad, but illegals voting in our elections are good.

It was cool for Joe Biden to "blackmail" the President of Ukraine, but was an impeachable offense if Donald Trump inquired about it.

Twenty is too young to drink a beer, but eighteen is old enough to vote.

People who have never owned slaves should pay slavery reparations to people who have never been slaves.

People who have never been to college should pay the debts of college students who took out huge loans for their degrees. (40% never finish)

Immigrants with tuberculosis and polio are welcome, but you’d better be able to prove your dog is vaccinated.

Irish doctors and German engineers who want to immigrate to the US must go through a rigorous vetting process, but any illiterate gang member or terrorist who jumps the southern fence is welcome.

$5 billion for border security is too expensive, but $1.5 trillion for “free” health care is not.

If you cheat to get into college you go to prison, but if you cheat to get into the country you go to college for free.

People who say there is no such thing as gender are demanding a female President.

We see other countries going Socialist and collapsing, but it seems like a great plan for us.

Some people are held responsible for things that happened before they were born, and other people are not held responsible for what they are doing right now.

Criminals are caught-and-released to hurt more people, but stopping them is bad because it's a violation of THEIR rights.

And…pointing out all this hypocrisy somehow makes us "racists"

“Nothing makes sense anymore - no values, no morals, and no civility. People are dying of a Chinese virus, but it's racist to refer to it as Chinese even though it began in China.  We are clearly living in an upside-down world where right is wrong and wrong is right, where moral is immoral and immoral is moral, where good is evil and evil is good, where killing murderers is wrong but killing unborn babies is okay!                                                 

 “WE have ALL been forewarned: ISAIAH 5:20 - Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.   

Wake up America, the great unsinkable ship “America” has hit an iceberg, it's taking on water, and is sinking fast. We Americans are drowning. Speak up while you still have breath and a voice for soon you will have neither if you don't!

“Some days you’re the dog; some days you’re the hydrant.”

Well said and you can add multiple points from the current climate of lunacy that is controlling the population’s thoughts and behaviors. 

Illustrating the reality of this condition is the below report that you will say “absurd!” BUT, is it any more absurd than the daily behaviors so visible by our current society?  The Scripture is very specific in teaching that when mankind forsakes God and trusts in his own understanding that “reason” is lost. History is very specific in validating that when a nation loses its “reason” because it has forsaken God and trusted in his own understanding, it will be erased. The below report is astonishing but it lays bare and exposes the folly of our culture. It can be used for comedic scoffing but the danger in doing that is that we blind ourselves to the reality of our decaying culture.

Act incredulous that this is not happening and will not impact your life, but it is a reality that you will eventually accept. Joke about it; forward memes about it; ignore it; criticize it…but it is a real-time destructive factor in your civility and family! 

Another word from the 1540s is the adjective “insidious.” It refers to that which is "deceitful, cunning, artful, treacherous." It is a compound word from one term meaning to "plot, snare, ambush," and from a second meaning to "sit on, occupy." It is used to refer to cunning actions suggesting that the unfriendly is lying in wait, intending to entrap.

Our real-time lunacy is empowered by those intent on using cunning fears to entrap and disable our reason. We are being convinced that truth is no longer absolute; that science is the controlling god; that a fluid standard of right/wrong is within the individual’s choice; that following the multitudes in lunacy is the best thing to do.

Here is an astonishing illustration of where you are in this lunacy. Please check the links embedded as they take you to unbelievable actions.

 

An Italian Artist Auctioned Off an ‘Invisible Sculpture’ for $18,300. It’s Made Literally of Nothing

 



See more by AFNN Citizen Writers here.


ManagingEditor@AFNN.us

 
American Citizen

  © 2021 Copyright American Free News Network LLC. All rights reserved.
  No portion of this website may be reproduced without the express written consent of American Free News Network LLC. Privacy Page