And So It Beginneth…

I’ve never been too interested in elections. I rarely follow even the ones that happen in my own country and rarely ever have ‘a horse in the race’ so to speak. I’m not partial to any political party. One of the main reasons for that is that I believe with every fibre of my being that politics is bullshit. Not government mind you. Not elected officials who take their roles and responsibilities seriously and have real concern for the human beings whose lives are impacted by their decisions. No, governance is good. Politics on the other hand is unmitigated bullshit. The glad-handing, baby-kissing, vote-selling, politician-buying, facade-creating politics that destroys nations, claims lives and sets countries back by decades at a time. That’s what I hate.

But. For the first time, I watched a political election unfold. One that was not issue or people focused. One which was in no way concerned with actual governance. One which never had a damn thing to do with the candidates credibility or qualifications from the get go. The election was based on hate plain and simple. Racism, misogyny, xenophobia and partisanship were all that were pandered to. The most credible candidate never stood a chance. The most credible candidate has a vagina and is not concerned about how disenfranchised white people were becoming because, holy shit, people of other races are in fact intelligent and can be educated, get good jobs, be progressive and move into the same upscale neighbourhoods as white people. Call the Nazis, this shit had to stop! It was about white privilege and white ‘supremacy’ and white fear. It was about picking the most visible white man regardless of the fact the is discernibly mentally ill/incompetent, under-educated, woefully unintelligent and a sexual predator, tax evader and all around shitty human being.

It was rigged.

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So when I saw this meme in the early stages of the presidential campaign, I actually laughed. Needless to say, I’m not laughing anymore. Compounded by what has already transpired is the release of Nostradamus‘ predictions for 2017. As accurate as he’s been for the past 500 or so years, I’m inclined to be open-minded about this. Because something about what is happening is more than a little apocalyptic. One particular line from his predictions strikes a chord. It reads like so, “The false trumpet concealing madness will cause Byzantium to change its laws. Sound familiar…?

In addition to that, I’ve essentially watched the rise of The Four Horsemen. Let me give you an outline and I’ll let you decide who’s who…

The White Horse – Conquest – “I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest. (Revelation 6:1-2). Considering how much he brags about how he won, bigly, and how he would have won even more bigly if not for all that fraud in the popular vote (unsubstantiated, unprovable, unlikely fraud) and the role white people played in that victory, I’m gonna give this one to our favourite, oddly coloured, newly-minted ‘President’.

The Red Horse – War –  Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make men slay each other. To him was given a large sword. (Revelation 6:3-4). I was a little shaky on this one until word came down that he was appointed to the Security Council. He’s literally in a position to declare war. The title for this one goes to our friendly, white supremacist.

The Black Horse – Famine – I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “A quart of wheat for a day’s wages, and three quarts of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!” (Revelation 6:5-6). This one is yet to be confirmed, It could go either way. But as we watch years of regulations that were needed to ensure the preservation of our environment get systematically thrown out, we can ask ourselves, who stands to gain the most. I’m gonna say our resident oil mogul could take home the prize.

The Pale Horse – Death and Hades – I looked and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine, and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth. (Revelation 6:7-8The appointment of someone who opposed the civil rights movement to any office whatsoever is terrifying in an of itself. That another prominent office in the same administration is held by someone who notably votes against policies supporting women’s rights and women’s freedom to choose, as well as LGBTQ rights is a double tap that is sure to result in deaths. The repeal of the Affordable Care Act will do nothing to temper this. Let’s give a hellfire and damnation welcome to everyone’s favourite neighbour, our one and only white haired VP and his companion the head of the law.

I’m more than a little perturbed by the fact that that roll out spanned 8 verses… But let’s not dwell on that.. yet. The apocalypse isn’t the end, we need to remember that. The religious types who’ve been calling for it for years seem to forget this. It’s not the end. It’s the beginning of the ascension of pure evil and the war, famine and death that accompanies that rise. Take a good solid look at the current world leaders and the current forces in charge of making decisions that affect, in one way or another, all nearly 8 billion of us… think about it carefully.

Ultimately, how this unfolds is in our hands. The horsemen aren’t invincible. We already know that the orange one can be vanquished by taking away his access to Twitter and not putting him in front of a camera for long enough. What will be most important for the next little while is if the people remember that we have the power. We are the true force to be reckoned with. We are the deciders of our fate. So for the sake of the preservation, and eventually the betterment, of the world do something positive, proactive and active to stand against what  has risen up and is attempting to overpower us.




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