thieves, thieves, tramps and thieves….
This song comes to mind this morning as I read about all the scandals coming out of the sacred halls of government. Maybe the story Cher sings about seems a strange comparison? I find it applicable on so many levels.
Common people know how things work and the industrious ones learn how to survive. Although they don’t know the details they know when they are being lied to and adjust accordingly. Every news outlet in the country is providing cover for the current administration, with maybe a few exceptions but not many. There is just enough truth in their stories to make them believable at first glance and normally people who are minding their own business and living their lives give them no more than a glance, maybe a curious glance but they don’t have the time or inclination to dig deeper.
The more I try to dig deeper the more I realize the Truth is illusive and has been so obfuscated that we may never know it. Many see the coming tyranny and many have found evidence of just how corrupt the ‘powers that be’ are. However, all the dots can’t be connected yet, and probably never will be. At least, not until the deed is done and then conspiracies will still fly rampant.
It makes me want to retreat into some place where I can’t be found. Sadly there is only one place where we can’t be touched and if we go there we will be playing right into their hands, we will be gone and that is what they want. Survivors will be the ones who compromise principles, sell out their friends and family, but they too will find that when they are no longer ‘useful idiots‘ they too will be sacrificed.
This may seem a tale too sad and foreboding and it is for those without the hope and assurance of life eternal in the place where truth lives. Many find that solution to be too far-fetched and unbelievable and will be the ones who survive this side of heaven only for a short time, “Oh ye of little faith”……thankfully, this world is not my home, just passing through.
I leave you with the song now. I saw Cher’s performance of this very clip long ago on television, funny how it came to mind today….