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Complete Introductions Collection 6

 

by Ben Huot

 

March 30, 2020

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First Things

 

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Privacy Policy

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No User Data Records

This website records nothing about its users. It uses no cookies or any other kind of tracking or storage of user data. There is nothing to opt out of because it is not possible for you to have opted in to anything. I cannot delete your data because I never had any data to delete.

 

It is theoretically possible I could set up a system that deletes data, but I would first have to unnecessarily track and record data on you to make sure you could delete the data on yourself. That doesn't sound like that is the point of privacy laws. Hopefully that is good enough for the privacy laws because I don't know how any more is physically possible.

 

One of the reasons why I have made a website in the first place and not just hosted it on a third party blogging or similar service is so I could offer my ideas to people for free without ads and without tracking. If I cannot have a website because of my situation being unusual, I would have to use a third party service that I can guarantee will sell everything about you to the highest bidder.

 

Realize also that the government can and does request this same data that many want the website owner to delete. The only real way to satisfy both parties is to not record any data at all. Otherwise I couldn't guarantee anything about your data.

I also do many things to protect my website but do not feel comfortable explaining in detail as that gives more information to would be attackers. I do everything I can afford to do with my budget and my knowledge. This is more than the vast majority of websites would even bother with implementing.

 

Completely Non-Commercial

My website is known as a personal website and I am its webmaster, meaning that no one else helps me with the website, it is about me only, has only things I have created myself, or purchased or licensed legally from others, and I have never even tried to make any money.

 

I have put much of my own money into this website, but I have never made any money of any off my website or any other online presence. I am like a one person charity, financially speaking, in that this website is completely non-commercial and a kind of public service volunteer work I do. I also give away much of what I create through various creative commons licenses for others to legally distribute themselves.

 

I also have no ulterior financial motives as I do not invest in anything other than government bonds. I make money only from my disability from the government and am not required to do anything for it. I definitely have strong held beliefs and biases and make that very obvious, as I do not even want to attempt to be objective on anything, but none of these are financially, politically, or socially motivated. I also try to write only on things I have experienced, researched extensively, or based on religious beliefs I practice.

 

I also go to great lengths to make my website work as fast as possible for people far away or who have poor infrastructure like in Indonesia or New Zealand or experience slow Internet for similar reasons in the rural and inner city areas in America. I also do my best to make my site as accessible as possible for all users, especially for older and disabled readers as I know what it is like to have to deal with most other websites from the point of view of a fellow disabled person. I also give way my underlying website code that helps solve these problems for free to others wanting to build websites that satisfy these kind of requirements.

 

Beyond Just a Privacy Policy

My concerns over user rights far exceeds that of the European Union, State of Nevada, State of California, and State of Washington, but because my "privacy policy" is not findable by computer scan, I moved it to its own page. Previously it was on the top or bottom of every major page and referred to as license, as I offer much more safety and comfort than just privacy to my users.

 

In summation for legal reasons, I collect no information from users nor do I have any user information gathered by any method and have done reasonable things to secure my sites like having no programming code on my server like PHP or Javascript, which is far beyond what most sites commit to.

 

I have offered very useful information on my website for 22 years for free and put that entire time into improving it for the user, and even though I have received no money or compensation for it, I have spent quite a lot of my money on it over the years.

 

More User Rights

respecting users

 

This website adheres to the following

No Money

Entire E-Book Downloads, in Multiple Popular Formats

No Cost

No Ads

 

No DRM (No Software Based Copy Restrictions)

Privacy Respected

No Tracking Your Location or Anything Else

No Ads of Any Kind

 

No Personal Information of Any Kind

No Bugging You

No Selling Virtual or Physical

No Apps Pushed or Virtual Assistants

No Email Newsletters, Notifications, or Popups of Any Kind

 

No Subtle Ads/Selling

No Memberships or Extra Content for Information Exchange

No Sponsored Articles or Guest Authors

No Donations Accepted

 

Nothing In Your Way

No Signups or Sign Ins with Social Media

No Password or Email Asked For

No User Agreements Required

 

No Tracking

No Cookies or No User Data Stored (in any other way)

No Analytics

No 3rd Party Code

 

No Permissions Asked For

No Location Tracking

No Microphone or Camera Access

No Contacts or Photos Access

 

None of the More Risky New Technologies

No Augmented Reality or Virtual Reality

No True 3D

No 3rd Party Domains or Content Distribution Networks

 

None of the Slower Things

No Background or Auto Playing Videos

No Giant Photos

No Social Media Share Buttons

 

None of the "Crazy" Things

No Artificial Intelligence

No User Submitted Content

No Bitcoins

 

User Respect

respecting users

More To Privacy Issues

I also do not think most privacy laws go far enough to even slow down the problem with privacy on the Internet. Personally I think of privacy as something that should be in the US Bill of Rights, as it is now more important than the right to have weapons. Also having a company remove the information from their records still does nothing to deal with the data the criminals have copied and I am sure not deleting no matter what the laws become.

 

Furthermore, I do not believe it is right for companies to ever share personal information on our behalf unless we very explicitly say so in a print letter that we initiate. I also think the US should sign on to an international treaty of privacy rights and make sure every country agrees so that people don't just move the data to other countries, as this is not just a regional or national issue.

 

Also our entire phone system and mail system is filled with junk and we are constantly hounded by advertisers trying to barrage us with their products non-stop. This is not respectable and needs to be done in reasonable methods and on a reasonable scale. Basically ad companies are using their ads as malware to force and trick people into sending their money to them via scams or near scams. This is why small companies have no chance on the Internet anymore.

 

Seeing Deeper Problems

I also wonder what legitimate uses there actually are for this personal information because no one has explained a use for it that is valuable enough to be worth the cost to the consumer. I very much can see how it would be useful for criminal purposes like stalking, voyeur, blackmailing, intimidation, protection money, ransoms, hiding identities, stealing, fraud, and scams of all kinds.

 

We also need some more accountability that the government will not help criminals by pursuing ridiculous, ineffective, and deadly policies like outlawing encryption and working with criminal hackers to break into security systems of their citizens and snooping in on citizens with no warrants or even probable cause. This also needs to be an international effort as someone can easily find ways around these kinds of laws when there are no international treaties.

 

And the general security issues need to be addressed in America as well. We need to either find a permanent solution to get a handle on security so much that things are secure by default no matter how much that costs. Maybe we need to reengineer computers from punch cards on and trust no one and verify and document every step. If we are unwilling or unable to do so, we need to unravel any and all dependencies we have on computers and the Internet. Otherwise this will unravel our entire world civilization. Look how much damage a flu can cause.

 

Moral Crisis

We also need to go beyond laws so that we can work at this at both ends. We need to promote better behavior when it comes to computers. One way would be to get Hollywood to stop glamorizing violence, criminal behavior, prisons, torture, spy work, and the cops and the FBI.

 

We also need to change what we teach in business schools to better prepare future business leaders to conform to traditional ethics with regards to conducting business. This would be to stop things like usury, not making an investment bank a commercial bank, and getting rid of our central banking system.

 

We need to return to the idea that we can make an honest living by providing useful products and services. Not everyone has the right to own their own business at any cost. You are not guaranteed you will make the same amount of money now as you did in the past. You have to invest in a company to make money which you save up before hand, not expect a government hand out.

 

Business needs are not more important than workers rights. We need business leaders to accept that their desire for profits does not mean they will always succeed. This is called magical thinking. Our bosses need less confidence and more work ethic.

 

What are We Waiting For?

 

I am not patient sometimes

Other times it is easy

The scary and the painful

This is what is hard to deal with

It is not death but aging

It is not the end but the journey

I fear those things I cannot prepare for

I fear those things which cannot be avoided

 

I do not fear being old

Or getting slower and weaker

I take confidence in protection

From what God has promised

But even faithful Christians suffer

More than we think should happen

It is unfair to blame God

For the mistakes we have made

For things He has never promised

 

Simply waiting through the boredom

As a person standing in line

For a very long time

Waiting for love or companionship

Never experiencing adventure or romance

Never being important or even useful

These are easier to accept

 

Being a peon has its advantages

Being useless is one of the greatest protections

People now fight for fame

Until their lives are destroyed

By jealousy and revenge

If I had to choose

Between boredom and suffering

I would always choose boredom

 

Many fear plateauing in their faith

But if it is a high plateau

Doesn’t that mean you have previously

Ascended a tall mountain

To be finished with your trials

Is one of the greatest feelings

To have finished creating something

Is a joy in and of itself

 

It is understandable to fear suffering

But fearing loneliness and rejection

That only requires a little waiting

In light of this being a very short life

Even ninety years is little in terms of eternity

Suffering is different in that time is accelerated

Ninety minutes in waiting is not the same

As nine minutes of suffering

 

We only understand the world

From our point of view

And whether or not you can explain away

Someone else’s trials

Does not make them easier

I would be reasonable to be more afraid

Of hurting others

But more honest to be more afraid

Of our own painful experiences

 

Pain is more real than boredom

And suffering outdoes any distraction

If only I had the strength of mind

To overcome the fear and the pain

If only we could make reality change

To experience only the good or ordinary

It is selfish to care about yourself

More than you do others

But it is also human to be selfish

 

Sacrifice is not so difficult

Depending on what you give up

Some things hurt more than others

Some things are easier to do without

Patience is easy

When you don’t add pain or fear

Which effectively amplifiers the suffering

 

When we think of the sacrifices of Christ

And choose not to respond in kind

To prevent the suffering of others

This makes us realize how weak and common we are

When I think of whether I would be a hero

Or whether I would rather just hide in shame

It does not hurt as much to be called a coward

Than it does to have the pain of the victim

 

We think we are good people

Until we realize we have sacrificed nothing

When others were in pain

How much would we take the punishment of others

Just because we are kind

Can we even call ourselves true believers

If we cannot accept persecution silently

If we cannot hurt so others do not

Are we real followers of Christ

Would we do better to admit that to unbelievers

So that better Christians could serve better examples

 

How can we consider ourselves disciples

And lecture others about morality

When we are unwilling to confront our own demons

How can we be fallen and yet lights for others

If our faith is only lukewarm

How can we serve as the salt of the earth

 

Some fear death

Some fear boredom

All fear pain

How do you accept the pain and still act

This is what heroism is

That is why Christ is the greatest hero

 

Fair Weather Democracy

For people who don’t see the problem with global warming / climate change, look how the American government responds to a minor disease. The government would actually use martial law all the time and con scribe us all to military service, if they thought they could get away with it. The only difference between America and the rest of the world is that people here have an easier time solely because we have more natural resources, lower population density, and have an increased distance to our enemies.

 

All the things America said it stood for are lies. European ideas of humanitarianism, religious freedom, international law, human rights, civil rights, democracy, Geneva conventions or any other positive influence in the world only appear positive to Americans because we live inside the empire and benefit materially from our effective control over the entire world. I don’t believe America is any better morally than any other country today or throughout its history.

 

The kind of democracy we have in America is a fair weather democracy. The only time why we ever had unity in this country was during the great depression, World War II, and the early Cold War. This was because the media did not know or was intimidated into not reporting on the oppressive and manipulative things done in our names in this country and abroad.

 

Because most of Europe was destroyed in World War II, the US was the only major manufacturing country to still be able to produce large volumes of manufactured goods. We also had excess production capacity from the Great Depression and we are were already manufacturing big time to fuel the war. We also, at that time, had cheap, easy to get at and plentiful oil and coal in our own country.

 

Once our dirty tricks used to maintain this empire through non-profits, department of defense agencies, universities, large corporations, legal system including FBI, and powerful families were known (some were harder to prove than others), we look like any other empire throughout history.

 

All our problems in America come down to our country being cheap, lazy, and lacking any morals. This worked in tandem with the desire to sell us more things we didn’t need. We wanted to save money so bad we refused to invest outside weapons development, refused to maintain our infrastructure, refused to guard strategic locations, had poor computer security, outsourced most important parts of government, fought decades of unnecessary and pointless major wars, spend huge amounts going to the moon, continue to cut our human and social services, continue to cut taxes on the wealthy and not require corporations to pay taxes, we depend upon a global chain of last minute deliveries, and we give up or don’t even accept there is a problem.

 

And this is just the beginning of our global warming epidemics and disruptions caused by our major technological revolution. It also turned out that the only reason why coal and oil were cheaper was because they got government subsidies. Our modern culture is much like what the NAZIs would set up at the current level of technology plus the same kind of economic situation and political factors.

 

Its is all a huge house of cards - there is no resilience to problems because we refuse to think long term. Our government wants everything now and does not care about our grand kids or the next tent thousand generations. These succeeding generations will live like cave men in an environment very close to literal Hell on earth.

 

The government is doing this slowly because they want to see how much they can do without having open revolt. It will be interesting to see what happens next year when the flu outbreaks again. It would be better for the government to admit they have no idea what they are doing or even have leadership or basic communication skills.

 

Our government is a joke like in a third world country. So the old people have given up and young people see no problem. Sounds like the last “election”.

 

Crisis or New Normal

People in dark suits

With red ties

And blue ones

Locked in a death grip

And death walks slowly by

Does everyone really fear death

 

In a retirement home

Many struggle for breath

Children used to play outside

Now we flock to computers

We are told to choose

Our jobs or some peoples’ lives

 

Each day our orders change

When will we be able to get out

We ares tarting to understand

How much of the world lives

We expect so much

That even just being homebound

Cuts us to our core

 

We argue about the mundane

Can we go to church

Can we goto the movies

Can we gather for demonstrations

Cn we buy streets food

Can we gather for funerals or weddings

Can we go to the park

 

We try to do something important

Anything to make use feel

Less isolated than we really are

The number one question

Is when will this end

 

Boredom is preferable to death

But boredom is part of any crisis

Like being in the army

You constantly hurry up and wait

And yet we have so much to

Occupy ourselves with

Instant movies, music, and books

Some even free

 

I am so glad I can pay my rent

And buy food with my income

That I am not part of a necessary service

And have enough money to last

Even without having work available

 

We all want to be significant

To do meaningful work

And find community with others

We don’t always act like adults

But we do appreciate being treated as such

 

Where can we go

Where can’t we go

Sometimes the answers are simple

It just costs something

We need to decide what we give up

 

We often forget to pray

But God is right next us

Not just in the smile of a stuffed toy

Or the grace of a well designed technology

 

Schizophrenia is a very lonely illness

I should be better prepared than most

Sometimes I wonder if the only thing

That matters that I do is take medicine

What good is being inspired

If you can’t even pet someone’s dog

 

We think we will live an easy life

But not only wasn’t this ever true

Our bubble is disintegrating rapidly

This is only the first crisis

Amongst many ahead for us

 

It underscores the adage

That we cannot predict tomorrow

We like to plan ahead a few weeks

But the reason why we are here

Is failed to plan ahead for a few decades

 

The weather is staying very non-committal

As it does in our typical long springs

I am one of the few who likes rain

So many good memories

Looks like it will rain next week

We can still take walks alone

Most people will stay inside

Yet another reason to stay in for most

 

I now get excited to go out for groceries

I just hope my cloths hold up

And so do my electronics

I don’t know if it is legal to replace them

We are just starting to realize

How tightly wound together

Our entire modern society is

Every employer think their business is essential

And our leaders cannot definitively say either

 

We are terrified of another country

On the other side of the planet

People who speak a very different language

And have a much longer history

That is where the they say the disease started

Someone was treating animals badly

And a person got a disease form a bird

 

This disease is new to people

Everyone will likely get it

If we are already sick or frail

And we are old we can die

But no one really knows much

They say the disease is too new

And they need more time

That is why we are staying inside

Until they can figure out what to do

 

Unfortunately our leaders like to lie

And pull things past us

For their personal gain

At our own expense

While they lecture us about morality

They don’t have the right training

But they all think they know better

Than the doctors and the scientists

 

Nothing really new about that

But people are really scared

They keep stocking up on bathroom tissue

Our grocery stores are getting

More and more bare

And the government cannot decide

If this is really a crisis

 

Poor Judgement

 

Rolling dice

Throwing darts

Making decisions blind

Experts are not right

 

We have no idea

Where to go

Or what to do

We can only agree

On how far apart

We should stand

 

We want lots of toilet paper

And hand sanitizer

We have never heard of soap

Or rags and real towels

And constantly have diarrhea

 

We pick and choose

Random things to ban

We can get take out

But not a hair cut

We can go for a walk

But not to church

 

We can only leave our house

Under emergencies

But those are not defined

We can go to the doctor

But the bus isn’t running

I wish I had a car

 

Our society is afraid of death

But only when they get old

We are terrified of getting the flu

But not so worried

About getting painful treatments

 

We all think things cost too much

We want to solve all our problems

But we don’t want to bother

To do anything different

Or exert any effort

 

Health regulations are random and unclear

We don’t want to use sterile needles

But we all need masks

We now don’t need to be trained fully

To be a medical professional

 

Poor people have to work

Rich people stay home

The only thing we can think of

As far as legislation

Is hand out more money

We used to think it was important

To save for a rainy day

As long as they fund our programs

 

We try random actions

And just see what happens

We have no principles

And we have no communication skills

But we are really confident

The only sin is criticism of the elites

 

We have fought dozens of wars

Over several hundred years

All claiming they were for freedom

But now we have none

Because some are afraid

 

There are fewer and fewer

Things different about America

But we still think we are better

Than the rest of the world

 

Our military is preparing itself

For war against one country

Where this disease came from

We sure do a lot of business

With a country in our scopes

 

But don’t worry

We will undue all of this tomorrow

To help the economy

Except for the infringement of the constitution

 

Not only are we just as bad

As every other nation

We also have no reason for existence

Other than the fallout from other countries wars

This is true to our national history

We are split down the middle

Half of the population is locked in struggle

The other half has dropped out of society

 

The only reason why ideologies vary

From country to country

And time in history

Because the government always wants

As much as they can get away with

They are calculating how best to do it

They have different strategies

For different cultures and time periods

 

It will be interesting see

What we do when we get a proper disaster

A reason to really be scared

We know how we will react

Every measure under the sun

And different every day of the week

 

We will never solve long term problems

Because either we don’t see the problem

Or we decide we are just giving up

For a country with so much wealth and power

We sure get scared easily

 

Just make sure you never criticize them

To their faces

Just post this on the Internet

Where no on will see it

Or they will slow your website down

So no one has time to see it

 

We wonder why we have problems

And then we shoot the messenger

We are not serious about anything

Except we panic really well

What does unity in a country mean

That has no reason for unity

 

America is exceptional

Exceptionally lazy, self-centered, and careless

We are weak because we never needed to be strong

We are weak because our leaders want followers

Where are the other people out there

That we can steal ideas from

And claim they are our own

 

What is the minor change we can make

That will solve all our problems

So we can get back to buying more stuff

Just make sure no one steals it

Or your money when you buy it

Or when it is sitting on your porch

 

If only there were a place

That we could buy and sell things with

That didn’t require us to go outside to use

Too bad that neighborhood is so bad

It must be everyone else

Who is making it creepy online

 

If only the criminals were not as

Lazy, self-centered, and careless as us

It is not like we wouldn’t buy stuff

From these same criminals to save money

The name of beast of the apocalypse

Is the one you always hear about

When they report computer crimes

 

BITCOIN

Bitcoin is the final mystery component of mystery Babylon

Which is founded on the internet revolution

Which is founded on the industrial revolution

The first is a mystery because no one knows how it works

The second a mystery because no one could do those things

Throughout most of history without magic

And Bitcoin is a mystery because its entire purpose is for evil

And people promoting it can’t explain why it is so tied to evil

 

All three are part of a big international economy

That is occurring at the time in history

That is the most evil

 

In a society where they record everything forever

The only ones who can escape this are criminals

Wouldn’t it be good for non-criminals to understand

What society is based on better than the criminals

 

Small Load, Big Burden

 

What do you do

When your load is

Too much to handle

Even though it is

Lighter than others

When you should be stronger

But you are not

 

When you seek

With all your heart

Call upon The Lord

And follow His direction

It is hard to just sit and wait

Sometimes there is

Nothing else to do

 

We can pass the time

Getting prepared for

What we know will happen

We can document

What is happening

We can listen to each other

We can find joy in God’s plan

We can still try to be kind

We can realize

How little we are

But how big God is

 

In a culture that moves too fast

How do we deal with

Everything stopping

We frantically try

To find solutions

Maybe we just need

To wait it out

To change our focus

To the Gospel

To be thankful

It is not more

We are not targeted

We are not victims

 

The world is getting worse

From the outside

But our world

Is now inside

We can still

Run in circles

Buy things

Write things down

Talk to family

Live in luxury

 

I just feels as if

We are not moving the dial

Our problems are obvious

At least we think

It is just embarrassing

To stress out

Over being merely locked in

 

When other suffer years

In prison

Even if they made

Many mistakes

We are no better

Some suffer solely

For others protection

We will never laugh again

When we hear some poor soul

Sentenced to house arrest

 

We can all get plenty of sleep

And our animals are happy

We are with them more

Except for your cat

And your kids

Thankfully I don’t have kids

And we can save tons of money

 

Deliberate Decision 2020

 

When we as a world

Did not challenge what was demanded of us

And silently went along with it

We have now made a public decision

To limit our freedom

Once gain

To feel more safe temporarily

And give powerful people more power

I hope it will be worth it

Because it is not so easy to undo this

And this will have fallout

Far beyond our present condition

One thing is for certain

We will depend more on the Internet

We will have more computer crimes of all types

Everything we hated about the Internet

Will only gain more traction

For people who thought Facebook had too much power

Or that they were being censored online

You have just given it all away

Most of your independence

It is interesting this is about 20 years after 9/11

And now things are going even farther down this road

At one point it was possible to limit

The power the Internet had over our lives

We used to be able to disconnect digitally

Now it is going to be almost impossible

Who wins from this

Big tech companies

Our future is now

 

Apple

Google / Alphabet

Amazon.com

Facebook

Microsoft /Open Source

 

No one else has a chance to be our leaders now

 

First we destroyed God’s creation

And an entire civilization

Then we made a country based on greed

We then sold it the highest bidders

We took the technology of pain from our new enemy

We took the gameplay of deception from our new ally

We forced the world into our culture and way of life

Then we made the only social thing still here

Then we controlled the world’s information

Then we ended people’s ability to connect

The Internet is now the only way forward

 

We found we could control the world

While not having to actually occupy countries

But that was not enough

Then we wanted even more control

So we snooped on everything we do

Now we want more control

And now we cannot even exist

Without using those infernal machines

That we already used to enslave us

And we are targeting our kids

More than those who should know better

There is no more they that we resist

We have been fully assimilated

And they control our hearts, minds, and souls

There is no room in our heart for God

Because we love our empire too much

A New Kind of Peace

I woke up late today

My stuffed toys smile at me

We are all adjusting

To a slower moving lifestyle

I am proud to be able to save money

And not have to work

 

The Internet is fast here

And there are no expectations for me

As long as I don’t do anything too stupid

I think everyone will leave me alone

I am enjoying the weather

Even though most prefer the sun

 

Things are doing better now

For Global Warming and related pollution

I still look 20 years younger than I am

Except for my long curly beard

I have gotten a lot done

In terms of writing and design work

I am learning new techniques

And I am exploring new ways

Of getting around and buying things

 

We certainly have more time

And the homeless seem to have disappeared

I found out we don’t need toilet paper

You can use a water can down your back

My bus system has been more challenging

But I have had more time with my sister and niece

 

We seem to get on each other nerves easily

I read about people living in seclusion

They get past a certain point and get better

Maybe I hit that point sooner

Since I am more sensitive to this

To be honest

My limitations are greater

 

But I just need to embrace the future

I need to make better use of the Internet

I just need to make sure

I don’t make it too easy

For others to rob me blind

 

I am a very creative person

And I am sure others will adapt

And find new ways to move forward

With what we now refer to as

Social Distancing

We need to interact where we are

At least 6 feet apart

 

It is a major change

It is good for some and not for others

Some things won’t exist going forward

But new thing will be used too

I did study disaster survival well

But i did not expect a semi-crisis

With only limited social breakdown

 

I am really surprised

We entered a sustained crisis

While still keeping our technology

 

Maybe we can eradicate communicate diseases

There seem to be less dog droppings and trash

 

I feel for the people

Who are essential

As they tend to make less money

And they suffer at both ends of the crisis

Some people may get a check from the government

For their cooperation and patience

There is a big election coming up

And many businesses are donating supplies

 

More and more countries are noticing problems

Even in backwaters and frontier zones

We seem to live in the best place

Of our entire planet

For climate and resources

And our government still fears us

So far no martial law or military presence

 

I guess we won’t have riots in the future

And it will be harder to persecute people

As long as we can leave at peace with ourselves

Maybe our country will be at peace with us

 

One thing that still concerns me

How do you have a church

While still staying 6 feet apart

Maybe we need to gather in stadiums or big parks

Or maybe we could do very small groups

Meeting in peoples’ homes

Much like the early church

Or the church in many other countries

 

This might be the first truly global medical crisis

That we have a common experience from

Maybe this can be a way forward internationally

We can build on this to renegotiate

Treaties to limit free trade

And thereby promote our own communities

Both wealth wise and environment wise

 

And this means we must get serious about the Internet

Stop tolerating hacking by anyone for any purpose

We have to protect the supply lines

And the exchange markets

The Internet must now be a place of peace

It is too important for us all now