- Nancy Pelosi’s house has been vandalized by what we guess to be the far left. They painted leftist graffiti on her house walls, splattered it with fake blood, and left a pig’s head as part of their message to Nancy and the rest of the Democrat party. The Apocalypse is going to be a time of great division. To see a split between long-time allies, Democrats and the progressive movement, is just the beginning of the rivalries we can expect.
- Black Lives Matter has distanced themselves from ANTIFA. During the violent protests in many of the major cities, during 2020, the two groups seemed united in their efforts. A mere separation of the groups over goals or ideology could eventually end up in a full-scale war between them.
- Portland Mayor, Ted Wheeler, announced his plans to ramp-up police efforts against ANTIFA. Wheeler let riots continue for more than 120 days. In a way, this represents another split between Democrats and the progressive movement.
- Conservative support for the police takes a hit as protestors in Oregon are targeted by local law enforcement. This sort of reaction wasn’t present during the violent protests of last year and has turned some conservatives against the police.
These events may not appear important, but the division of people that we can expect during the apocalypse has to start somewhere. In the case of the vandalism of Nancy Pelosi’s house, we already have an event that looks like a scene out of dystopian or apocalyptic movie.
(Image courtesy of Daily Caller.)
However, my focus for this column isn’t on the events themselves, but on what we should be doing in response.
First, Don’t Join the Madness. No matter what your stance on any of the issues that are triggering violent protests, participating in these violent events only makes the situation worse. This applies to online discussions as well. Heated arguments will not win anyone over to your way of thinking. It only elevates the level of tension between the participants.
Second, while others divide, we need to join together. Form new groups of support or expand the ones you already have. This doesn’t mean to form groups with the intent of opposing the groups that already exist who you oppose. Form neighborhood support groups where you can talk about the problems in the area and develop solutions that will improve the quality of life where you live. Form book clubs. Form groups designed to find ways to cope with apocalypse-related stress. You can even form, my favorite, service project groups. There’s plenty wrong with the world today. Work with others to help people in need.
And . . . PRAY. During the months and years ahead, we are all going to need help from The Big Guy Upstairs. Prayer has a calming effect on those who participate. Prayer invites inspiration from Heavenly Father. Inspiration that may well give us the solutions to the problems we will face. And prayer reminds us that we are on God’s side.
Psalm 23: 4
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou are with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.