Good Times & Bad Times

By Steve Briscoe

In Genesis chapter 41 a story is told of when Pharaoh had a dream about the seven pretty cows and the seven ugly cows. Rather than recount the story I’ll suggest you go read it for yourself; Moses is a way better story teller than I.

I’ll not tell you I had a dream about cows; not at all. In fact, my dreams are beyond weird and often violent. But I do believe everyone lives through good times and bad times and often these peaks and valleys exchange places multiple times throughout our lives. Sometimes this is due to circumstances beyond our control and other times we fall prey to our own stupidity.

I know what some of you are saying, “What good times?” If that is your thought then I will assume you have never set foot outside the U.S. or ventured across the county line into Oglala Lakota County, South Dakota. Regardless of what you think you know, consider yourself fortunate you live during a time of peace and plenty. Even if you exist at the lowest rung of the economic ladder there are social and welfare programs to house you and feed you. And most who would argue that point will do so on their $700.00 iPhone. Fact is, I’m not here to argue. I’m here to proclaim a warning.

Most of us live in a peaceful environment. The exceptions would be those who select to live a life in the military and are deployed or members of the police force, or you live in the socialist controlled segments of the U.S, like Chicago, Detroit, LA, etc.

I have seen both peace and war; I prefer peace but I am a realist. I am reasonably certain the socialist within our government will eventually get their way and our Republic will crumble. Our education system has done an exceptional job of conditioning the youth into believing Socialism will rise and crush the evil capitalist and put them in their rightful place; under foot. But history paints a different story that our schools have intentionally hidden. Every Socialist Economy has collapsed into anarchy or, if fortunate enough, the country in question sees the error and starts to backpedal. If you want to know the results of a socialist government, look no further than Venezuela, Greece, or the aforementioned Oglala Lakota County (Pine Ridge Indian Reservation) in South Dakota.

Oglala Lakota, the poorest county in the U.S.

We have a contingent within our government who have been working diligently for several decades to bring about a socialist government. They demand open borders knowing that those crossing will collect the free trinkets and vote to get more trinkets. How can any intelligent person argue a point in favor of allowing non-citizens to vote in our elections? There is the same legislative contingent seeking to lower the voting age to 16 as well as disolve the Electoral College. When I was young, around 16, I thought the Electoral College was wrong. But then I grew up and started to think for myself. The higher the population count, the higher the welfare count and the welfare crowd will always vote for more free stuff. It’s just human nature. If given the option of working for a living or lounging around all day long, sadly, many will opt to be lazy. We live in a society that proudly parades third and fourth generation welfare, meaning the parent, the grandparent, and the great grandparent were all on welfare; it has become a way of life that is taught and expected.

Don’t go ballistic on me and call me a racist bigot. I’ve known some fine people of all makes and models who, through hard times and unfortunate circumstances, found themselves on government handouts. However, they worked hard and through perseverance got off the soup line and started to fend for themselves; they did not make it a way of life. I might be getting off course here, let me reel this in a bit.

Regardless of your status you need to prepare for hard times. If the elite get their way, hard times will come for us all and oddly, there is a growing number of willfully ignorant people who welcome it.

The story in Genesis was not a self-imposed hardship. In fact, God gave them clear warning and they were smart enough to heed that warning.  Our coming hardship will be self-imposed and there are clear warning signs; are we smart enough to heed them?

I will fight the coming hardship; I will fight it with word and deed. That’s all I’m sayin’.

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2 Replies to “Good Times & Bad Times”

  1. Alicia Sigee

    Nice. You made some excellent points, and I hope I have an opportunity to write about the soup line. Hard times are coming: elite vs. the ordinary folks

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