The Creeping Avalanche of Absurdity
By Todd Strandberg
Now, all avalanches involve an event that is over in a few seconds. Some earth movements take place over a very long period of time. They are very hard to manage because most normally involve a vast area of land. I think we are in a prophetic creeping avalanche of profound, willful ignorance.
The protest group Animal Rebellion went into shops all over the UK last week and started smashing milk containers onto the floor. The UK activists’ reason for pouring out milk in supermarkets is to stop Oil and Gas production and to have a plant-based future. Milk was targeted because they claim Dairy and cattle farms are responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than oil giants like Exxon, Shell, and BP.
“Birds Aren’t Real” is a satirical conspiracy theory that claims birds are actually drones operated by the United States government to spy on Americans. Birds Aren’t Real hosted its “biggest rally ever” in Washington Square Park on Saturday, Oct. 15. Hundreds of participants crowded the north side of the park, holding signs that expressed a range of anti-avian sentiments, including “Birds Aren’t Real,” “Open Your Eyes,” “Pigeons Are Liars” and “Wake Up America.” Every time a flock of birds circled the Washington Square Arch, participants would boo.
The founder of Birds Aren’t Real sees his movement’s acts as a protest of more detestable causes like pro-life and anti-LGBTQ groups. He told one reporter that his opponents are likely accustomed to the standard counterprotesters: debaters that try to fight with reason. But this time, you come at them with signs and chants that say, “Birds aren’t real!” How do they respond to that? They would likely respond by saying this is an exercise in idiocy and an opportunity for people to question their life goals.
The dumbest statement so far came from PayPal. The online financial transfer company attempted to slip past its user base with terms that would have allowed it to fine them as much as $2,500 for “the sending, posting, or publication of any messages, content, or materials” that “promote misinformation.”
The company quickly backed off from its plan, saying it was a mistake that should have never been posted. This isn’t an error. It’s social media’s standard plan of attack, where it’s two steps forward, one step back. It would be crazy just 10 years ago for a financial firm to post their willingness to steal from clients because they don’t like their political views.
The insanity in the criminal world has people willing to ignore life and property over the smallest offense. The New York police spent nearly two weeks tracking down a man for setting a local Asian restaurant on fire.
Choephel Norbu, 49, admitted to setting Ittadi Garden and Grill in Jackson Heights ablaze on the morning of Oct. 2 after the Bangladeshi restaurant’s staff allegedly botched his order the night before. He was released just one day after his arrest for setting the fire because those charges do not require bail under New York’s criminal justice reform.
“I was very drunk. I bought chicken biryani. They didn’t give me chicken biryani. I was mad, and I threw it out,” Norbu told police following his arrest, according to the New York Post. In New York, so many are let out of jail within 24 hours, you would have to be Donald Trump’s New York property manager to serve any hard time.
The buzzwords of New York City crime circa 2022: Random and unprovoked. A chilling spate of recent incidents involving innocent victims runs the gamut from a woman savagely beaten inside a Queens subway station to a 17-year-old Brooklyn girl killed by a stray bullet to a Mexican immigrant nearly killed by a sucker-punch outside a Manhattan restaurant. The NYPD does not keep count of random or unprovoked attacks committed by the mentally ill — or anyone else.
Our lack of a biblical moral foundation has caused this meltdown in our society. I don’t like that it can be described as slow and relentless. The relentless part I can stand because when things finally break, the whole system will go at once.
“It will be righteousness for us if we are careful to observe all this commandment before the Lord our God, just as He commanded us” (Deuteronomy 6:25).
“Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained, But happy is he who keeps the law” (Proverbs 29:18).