The Future Is Coming For Some Of You..25 Comments
..and it won’t be pretty
The nice thing about the long view of history is that it’s a beautiful picture.
It may take decades, even centuries, but eventually the truth all comes out. Arrogant dimwits in positions of power, so insufferable during their reign, become the subject of acid biopics and tell-all biographies. The people who apologized for them, and benefited from their patronage, wind up looking sinister, or criminal, even to their own grandchildren. My Greek father-in-law had a memory of Nazi collaborators being run off a cliff, to their deaths, shortly after the Allied victory. The women who slept with the oppressors get their hair cut off, and their faces rubbed in the ash, and their naked bodies put on display. In the long story of history’s final justice, the American Revolution represents one of the few instances where, for the most part, losers were graciously forgiven for betraying their neighbors–but they had to live with that shame for the rest of their lives. (Imagine a July 4th celebration seen, perpetually, as a reminder of your own bad judgment.)
More broadly, the people who nurtured tyranny with their silence have to live with a cowardice no longer given the state’s seal of approval. Everyone knows who didn’t speak when their neighbors were carried away. All the cowards will tremble, at the Great White Throne, when they can’t say the words, “when did we visit you in prison?” because Jesus knows the answer: “You never did.” They were silent when they carried away the Jews, the political prisoners, the men and women of conscience. and they justified that cowardice by hiding behind their children, or their position, or their forlorn promise to act decisively, “someday.”
There’s a fellow on YouTube who chronicles the the final hours of men within the Nazi high command. One day, they have final authority over the very lives, bodies, and fortunes of their fellow citizens, and the next day they are scrambling for a new set of clothing, a new identity, and safe passage to a hut in a field somewhere, on the other side of the globe. Most of them never evade justice, and their frantic, last moments of bad acting and borrowed clothing make them look all the more hideous — and culpable.
This rhythm of history is as old as scripture. God gives it His approval. He tells us, repeatedly, not to “fret” over the wicked because they will be cut down, without warning, “like grass.” The false friends of Job–the fellows who got all high and holy, as they refused to believe Job’s lament–had to face the potential wrath of both God and Job himself, who was given final authority to condemn or forgive them. Sometimes God allows His children to share in the glory of condemning false friends and executing wicked rulers. Ask Moses or Ehud or the prophet Samuel or Oliver Cromwell or George Washington about that.
Unfortunately, the power of the present, the weight of the current regime, can be blinding. We have a bad habit of merely assuming the men with the badges and the guns and the academic credibility are actually standing on the right side of history. We are quite capable of quieting a conscience that puts us on the dangerous side of the law, or even our loved one’s approval. The false wisdom of an ignorant mob can be frightening.
So speaking now to that mob..
If you are one of those people who said absolutely nothing when Covid public health policy shut down your neighbor’s restaurant, and their life’s work, you will be seen by history as a coward — and not just the run of the mill coward. You will be seen as so frightened for your own stinking hide, you were willing to take the food out of your neighbor’s mouth. It’s not like you didn’t have the courage to face machine gun fire or restrain a bully with your fists. You were afraid of a microscopic virus so weak it killed less than three in a thousand. For that, you were willing to take children out of school, destroy jobs, shutter churches, cancel graduations, isolate families, and hunker down behind your laptop, condemning, and even censoring, anyone who didn’t agree. In the long history of pitiful, blinking germaphobes, you will be seen as the most pitiful and wretched of all. You wanted the world to stop because you were a little nervous about a little scratch at the back of your throat..
Moving on, if you are among those people who witnessed January 6th’s protest in Washington DC, and you characterize the entire event as “insurrection,” you are a special kind of coward: You are moronic ignavus, both a coward and a moron. You know that millions of people did not fight police, or break windows, or steal government property. You know that, by comparison, the June 2020 George Floyd protests in Washington DC, where the leader of the free world was forced to take sanctuary in a White House bunker, was far closer to the definition of “insurrection,” but you are perfectly willing to apply your own prejudice to the busy work of enslaving your neighbors. You are willing to rat out anyone who even exercised their First Amendment rights on January 6th. You want them all in jail. For that, someday, you will be seen, by history, as having more in common with Adolf Eichmann than Rosa Parks.
Are you a big fan of Cancel Culture? Do you actually enjoy ending the trade or employment of any neighbor who isn’t sufficiently woke, by your standards? Do you call people “racist,” and “misogynistic” and “bigoted” if they don’t endorse the Frankfurt school’s attempt to get us all hating each other on the basis of our identity? History is going to be very unkind to you because you will be seen, someday, for the kind of cruel Pharisee you really are. You will go down in history as a hideous busy-body without a life of your own. You don’t actually know what you believe, but you’re anxious to be seen as tolerant by directing intolerance at the currently approved enemies. Your grandchildren will laugh at the memory of you running around, perpetually, in defense of people who never really wanted your help.
Still worse, are you one of those people who see progressive, corporate orthodoxy shutting down your neighbor’s financial and social media accounts, only to claim “it is not as bad as it could be.” When your neighbors see themselves as victims of a new Gestapo or the new slaves on the plantation, do you wax indignant and scream “trivialization!” You will be seen as the “rationalizing coward.” You see a man getting hit in the head with a shovel and you console him by saying, “well at least you weren’t burned to death.” Your children will see you as the sort of coward who saw all the signs of approaching tyranny and found a way to take solace in it “not being that bad,” until it did get that bad and there was no way to stop it.
Conversely, did you speak out against Covid insanity? Did you lose a job for not taking the jab? Did you defend the little shop that endured a cancel culture campaign? Did you risk the wrath of your relatives for speaking truths that the mob didn’t accept? Were you brave enough to be a father and not a false friend?
Take comfort. When we sing the words “land of the free and the home of the brave,” we are thinking about you.
Tags: Cancel Culture, courage, Covid, CRT, history, Justice, Victory, Woke
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This post was written by Jim Riley
Thank you for writing the history that will endure.
The truth resonates.
Love & comfort to you and yours, Jim.
You have been bravely unwavering & I am so proud of you for that!
Wow really well said we did unroll kids from public schools but that was for a different reason but so agree with everything
Amen and Amen! May God have mercy on the fearful and weak, for they will indeed need it. May the Lord bless you and yours, and keep you, may He make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you. May He lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace!
I was one that didn’t cave to the woke Covid terrorist and was fired from my job for it, and now we’re seeing the effects of the many that did. The many, and there will be many, that will rue the day they took this vaccine. Could you imagine knowing this vaccine is circulating inside you and at any moment, you may drop, or go to bed feeling fine and not wake up. I for one would not want to live like this.
God bless you Jim!
Perfectly and eloquently put! God Bless you!
I’m so glad to see the farm is still up and running.I was worried the woke mob had won. I think we will come see you this weekend. Thank you for standing tall, Jim.
Wow! You’re a special kind of crazy!
this was amazing to read. Thank you for your courage to speak up. I wish more would have done so during stupid, tyranny covid, the greatest hoax America fell for. A nation so blinded, God being left out of the picture, of course then we can’t see. The bible talks about being blinded.
Lets hope its not too late and many will wake up from a sleep, they didn’t realize they were under. May God help us. We love coming up to your place
Thank you. HE wins..
Wonderfully written! Hold the Line Fren!! You are amazing!! We will win, because GOD WINS! I’ve not been to Riley’s Farm yet. I moved to Cali a year ago. But hope to make it there very soon while we still have Fall!
Wow am I happy that I always skip your farm every year. You deserve everything coming your way and I feel sorry for how damaged you are.
We’re happy you skip our farm too. (We don’t really wish you on the rest of Oak Glen though..)
Imagine underplaying a once in a generation pandemic that killed millions of people across the globe, probably including killing people YOU personally called friends and family, as “a little tickle in the back of your throat”. Shame on you for defiling their memory. That’s such a ghoulish, selfish and diminutive point of view.
A coward is someone who doesn’t understand the value of a small sacrifice for the safety of their fellow man.
How DARE you. Shame on you. That “small sacrifice” meant that people lost businesses they had spent their lives creating. They lost the ability to comfort their dying relatives because the medical establishment didn’t want the dirty-unwashed public near the sick. They lost their celebration of weddings and birthdays. They lost the association of their families.
You are a coward and a liar.
Dear Jim: We are planning on stopping by this Thanksgiving. We support your message and vision. Proud to have you as a Southern California neighbor!
This is highly disturbing. Stick to apples. Bizarre rants of a deranged man. Take his phone away please. But actually
don’t. Our community needs to know about people like you so we can stay away. glad to know what kind of people you are.
Content free ad hominem. The normal, sane, America-loving portion of the community LOVE us. Stay away. Your absence makes the place more beautiful.
I visited your farm a few years back and came to the website today because I was interested in visiting again. Poking around here, I found this post and Wow! Thank you for having the courage to stand up and speak out! It just blows me away that people cannot (or will not) see the truth. I will definitely will be coming back to Riley’s now.
wow, I never knew that the owner was a fascist piece of shit. lost my business and I’m gonna light you up on all the liberal social media outlets and drive your business into the dust. lol, it’s a free market after all.
Thanks. Our business is way up, because we don’t attract cruel, intolerant people like yourself.
Typical liberal. Try to destroy others who burst your safe space bubble of ignorance and fear. He speaks the truth and that’s why you are offended. You lash out in a toddler style temper tantrum. “I’m gonna light you up on all the liberal social media outlets…” Good luck driving his business into the dust. There are more of us sane people who support him than there are of you who want to cancel him. In fact, I think I’ll make another trip up there this week just to support him thanks to you
I was drawn to your Instagram post promoting your St.Patrick’s Day event. My wife and I would likely have purchased tickets to such an event.
However, for some reason that is incomprehensible, you find it necessary to promote your far right wing views on the site.
You are, of course, entitled to your views and so are those who read them and disagree with them. You will continue to lose customers like us as long as you feel that your political views need to be smeared across a site that should be apolitical.
People and entities, like the Claremont School District, that do not buy your views that you so boldly exhibit will not buy your actual product. You need to decide if the loss of business is worth it to you.
You may not be familiar with our history. On my personal social media I ridiculed Louis Farrakhan, a genocidal antisemite and racist. I also ridiculed Stormy Daniels, (for obvious reasons.) A school teacher took it upon herself to boycott our farm based on my own personal opinions. Since then, we have come to the conclusion that if the First Amendment is threatened, (public institutions black-listing “unapproved” businesses), our very future as a republic is threatened. We’re sorry you won’t have a great time with us at Finnegan’s Wake, but we’re also sorry you care so little about abiding a difference of opinion. We’ve found that our customers are much more friendly, and supportive of our business since we began talking about the tyranny of “approved-speak.” It’s a nicer place without fundamentalist, progressive weirdos.
Wow! I came across your web page looking for something to do on the weekends, then I read your comments, I will definitely be giving you all the business I can to help support your farm and your way of thinking. It’s so great to find people who are not afraid to stand up for what is right, instead of going along with The herd being let around by the nose. It’s a shame people forget the first amendment, freedom of speech is so important, you may not like someone’s point of view, and that’s fine, but it doesn’t mean you have to destroy them because you disagree. I will be visiting you farm soon. GOD Bless.