We always seem to think that the word change is equivalent to the word progress. Not so. At least, not necessarily. If history has taught us any lesson of value, it is that genuine progress is created only by changes that come from a free society. Not all change is good. Stalin, Lenin, and Hitler all induced change, all to the detriment of mankind. Change for change’s sake is often useless, as change should yield something better, at least in an ideal world. Isn’t improvement what fuels the desire for change?
As we contemplate our brave new world of manmade viral pandemics, new world order politics, the mockery of medicine, and integrity in scientific discovery, I can only conclude that we really have made no progress whatsoever. Rather, we have seriously regressed. Consider a few of these changes made in recent history.
When it comes to medicine, I have to label myself as “old school.”
I’m a doctor who actually listened to the patient, knowing that careful listening usually presents good clues to a correct diagnosis. I’m a doctor who also laid hands on the patient to perform what’s called a focused physical exam. A good history and physical exam almost always lead to an accurate diagnosis. When needed, diagnostic labs and imaging only provided added support for the presumptive diagnosis. When it came to treating COVID-19 patients early with such great success, the old school served my patients very well. They had no need for unnecessary fluff like PCR testing, masking, and all the other superfluous nonsense.
In fact, when doctors treated viral infections in the old days, supportive treatment always worked very well. We didn’t need any PCR or rapid-antigen tests. The standing rule was, if it didn’t change the outcome, then don’t order the test. Just treat the symptoms appropriately, and the patient will get better. That’s what I did when I treated 200 patients who all recovered quickly during the COVID pandemic. Nothing new, just the old tried and true methods that worked. When it came to things like masking, every doctor worth his salt knew masks were not an effective viral barrier. Does the evidence not still validate this well-studied and proven principle? It does!
What about educating our children? Sure, it was several decades ago when we opened each school day by reciting the pledge of allegiance and offering a prayer to God, asking Him to bless our nation and our studies. Everything made sense back then. And mental stability was the rule rather than the exception. We learned the basics: reading, writing, and arithmetic. That worked very well to prepare a student for life, whichever path one chose. Both students and teachers were proud of their nation’s past when it came to history.
Today’s children live in fear and submission. They know little or nothing of their roots.
We all knew that mistakes were made, but we prided ourselves as being one nation under God, striving for righteousness. At least we had a solid sense of where we came from and where we were going. Now, kids can’t even figure out which bathroom to use — that is, if they listen to their teachers who no longer teach but indoctrinate. The education system of old created not only knowledge, but also mental soundness.
Speaking of roots, the family was the most stabilizing force in the nation. A strong family meant a strong country. Boys grew up to be men, and girls were raised to be ladies. Finding strong military recruits was easy. Men weren’t afraid to work, and women made the house a home. Family gatherings at the dinner table were a time for strengthening bonds. It takes a male and a female parent to provide stability to children; one is equally as important as the other. There was no confusion about sex roles. They were based on God’s design for His creation. And yes, genetics and hormonal milieu do determine roles. This also is supported by science, if we dare to accept raw scientific data anymore. That means being a boy was easy if you were a boy. Being a girl was not hard either. Each was proud to be who they were. It didn’t have any bearing on brain potential or any other external aspirations. It just meant that being male or female is part of who we are, and we weren’t so ridiculously afraid to own it as some are now.
Speaking candidly isn’t all that hard to do, at least not in a free society. Either way, I speak.
While our doctors are so focused on the virus of political pursuit, real science and sound medical practice have plunged into a sewer of science fiction and quackery. I’m a doctor, and I no longer trust science or medicine. My children are now adults, but darned if my grandchildren will don a face diaper and march off to school to study sexual perversion and Marxist doctrine. They will understand that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge (Proverbs 1:7). That means the Bible sets the stage for learning. Is not learning the pursuit of truth?
And to what end does truth lead? It leads to freedom. The pursuit of truth is, in essence, a freedom fight. When Julia Ward Howe penned the words of The Battle Hymn of the Republic, she had no idea that she would be immediately canceled in this day for her patriotic words.
In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in his bosom that transfigures you and me;
As he died to make men holy, let us live to make men free,
While God is marching on.
So I ask, why do we do it? Why do we so fear the truth? Why do we shun freedom? Why must we now feel so compelled to follow what common sense and logic have called folly?
If it is goodness you seek, speak the truth. If you wish to make the world a better place, speak the truth. If you seek to make men free, then, by all means, speak the truth. That’s how it worked in America for over two centuries — and it worked very well. Now, mind you, I’m not just getting nostalgic here. This is a solid lesson from history…
Speak the truth.