My Thoughts

“When you tear out a man’s tongue,” George R. R. Martin writes, “you are not proving him a liar, you’re only telling the world that you fear what he might say.” Now, someone—I no longer can recall who—upon hearing this would no doubt head-bobble, grin, and cackle, “Now, honey, ain’t that just the gawd-awfullest truth!” It sure seems that way these days, especially with all the social media technocrats and guvmint bombasticrats and public health dictators-for-life working overtime to muzzle anyone daring to dissent from their orthodoxy. Of what or whom are they afraid, exactly?

Dr. Joseph Goebbels wrote that “A lie told once remains a lie, but a lie told a thousand times becomes the truth.” Ever wonder why you hear, see, and read the same lies repeated in lockstep on every media outlet? You know it is a lie but after hearing the same lie repeated over and over again, you either quit believing what you know to be true or at the very least ignore it. Without rigorous debate from all points of view on matters of public policy and concern, the public—you and I—”must form opinions based upon appeals to authority—a feature of religion, not of democracy or science. Any debate on that battleground will always be won by self-interested government and industry officials who control the bullhorn and the media.”[1]

Over six decades ago, Dr. Stanley Milgram conducted what are known as the notorious “Milgram Obedience Experiments” which, should one not know any better, might well believe were the product of experiments exercised by Dr. Josef Mengele three decades earlier.

In those 1960s exercises, Yale social psychology professor, Dr. Stanley Milgram was able to show that researchers could formulaically manipulate “ordinary citizens” from all walks of life to violate their own conscience and commit atrocities, so long as an authority figure (a doctor in a white lab coat) ordered them to do so. The subjects believed they were torturing fellow volunteers, by electrocution, out of sight in an adjacent room. As a doctor instructed them to rev up the juice, the recruits could hear the nightmarish screaming of actors pretending to be suffering electrocution and their pleadings for mercy. Of Milgram’s forty subjects, some 65 percent administered the full-bore 450-volt shocks they had been told were potentially fatal. Milgram describes his experiments as proof that “obedience to authority” trumps morality and conscience: “Stark authority was pitted against the subjects strongest moral imperatives against hurting others, and, with the subjects’ ears ringing with the screams of the victims, authority won more often than not. The extreme willingness of adults to go to almost any lengths on the command of an authority constitutes the chief finding of the study.”[2]

Folks, we have been and are continuing to be played for fools by the fearmongers whose vested interest is power and control. It is time to wake up and to refuse to be subjects of expert obedience experiments. If you do nothing else, read Bobby Kennedy Jr.’s book. Trigger warning: The terrifying truth revealed shall set you free. Don’t be one of the 65%.

Just my thoughts for a Monday for what it is worth.

[1] Robert F. Kennedy Jr., “The Real Anthony Fauci, Bill Gates, Big Pharma, and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health” (New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2021), 214.

[2] Robert F. Kennedy Jr., “The Real Anthony Fauci”, 405.


About the author: Deacon Chuck

Deacon Chuck was ordained into the permanent diaconate on September 17, 2011, in the ministry of service to the Diocese of Reno and assigned to St. Albert the Great Catholic Community. He currently serves as the parish bulletin editor and website administrator. Deacon Chuck continues to serve the parish of Saint Albert the Great Catholic Community of the Diocese of Reno, Nevada. He is the Director of Adult Faith Formation and Homebound Ministries for the parish, conducts frequent adult faith formation workshops, and is a regular homilist. He currently serves as the bulletin editor for the parish bulletin. He writes a weekly column intended to encompass a broad landscape of thoughts and ideas on matters of theology, faith, morals, teachings of the magisterium and the Catholic Church; they are meant to illuminate, illustrate, and catechize the readers and now number more than 230 articles. His latest endeavor is "Colloqui: A journal for restless minds", a weekly journal of about 8 pages similar in content to bulletin reflections. All his reflections, homilies, commentaries, and Colloqui are posted and can be found on his website: Comments are always welcome and appreciated. He is the author of two books: "The Voices of God: hearing God in the silence" which offers the reader insights into how to hear God’s voice through all of the noise that surrounds us; and "Echoes of Love: Effervescent Memories" which through a combination of prose and verse provides the reader with a wonderful journey on the way to discovering forever love. He regularly speaks to groups of all ages and size and would welcome the opportunity to speak to your group.

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