It Was Written: Isaiah 59

THE SINKING OF THE “UNSINKABLE” TITANIC on the night of 4-15-1912 to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean has not, over 100 years later, had a single root cause firmly established. The blame has been pinned on various faulty factors, some which could be summed up as miscommunication, disinformation, lack of insight, lack of preparedness, engineering errors, human ignorance and arrogance (“too big to fail”)–and–by the word of the U.S. Senate (–God himself (“an act of God“). Still, at the end of the sink, it all hinges on the physical reality of frozen water: an iceberg which was estimated to have been “ten times the Titanic’s size above the water” ( Was the Titanic or the iceberg the elephant in the room? At this point in history, there are more than just Titanics, icebergs, and elephants in the room. And yet still 2017 seems to be best candidate for “the year coincidence died“.

The rabbit in the water: The iceberg the Titanic raced towards was estimated to have been 10 times the size of the ship itself. Note: rabbits may be superficially related to elephants

In the ever-shortening meantime race to yet another election day this November, the threshing floor of the Supreme Court of the United States is melting faster than the icecaps depicted in the movie “An Inconvenient Truth”. NOTE:  those same icecaps mentioned in that 2006 movie should have been melted down into the depths of Hell by now. Perhaps the truth was just too convenient for that to have transpired, however. However: how convenient that would be for all the future (money-making) Titanics out there, as there would be no more icebergs to crash into! And although we should all give polar bears the benefit of the doubt, U.S. citizens (most of whom have never visited the Arctic) simply should not be giving up their sovereignty of mind (think about it!) in assuming that people don’t commit convenient lies–even in the Court of Law in which they are required to give a sworn testimony: “You do solemnly state that the testimony you may give in the case now pending before this court shall be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God“. Unfortunately for those unlucky souls involved in the drama unfolding in the upper echelons of the most holy Court (echelons within which the general populace has no vote in), the tears and rage being acted out on the Lawful stage helped by God are not expressions of repentance. As reported today by the Australian (i.e. non-American and non-partisan) news source, this “Supreme Court drama exposes an unconformable truth“. Also today, American mainstream media news source NBC News declared that “The nation’s capitol is critically ill”. How can we fail to notice that this Court psychotherapy session is a perfect distraction to keep the American people not paying attention to other more critical revelations abroad and closer to home–which still, like the hyper-partisan temper tantrum being exorcised under Law, may be part of a big fat set-up set up to explode?

Too busy honoring the flag at half staff to notice what’s up ahead. This is a truly inconvenient truth. Too Big Too Fail / 2018 / oil on raw canvas / 5″x15″ / C.E.

Long before the truth became inconvenient, before the Titanic sank, and before there were “elections”, examples of this type of supremely inconvenient scenario being sown on American soil had already been written down. The words of the 8th century BCE Hebrew prophet Isaiah bear uncanny relevance to circumstances unfolding in current time–and the clock is still ticking. Below is a section of the translation of Isaiah 59 from The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible (1999, HarperCollins). The only further introduction the following passage might benefit from speaks from a slightly later era, after certain prophecies were fulfilled: “Whoever has ears to hear, let him hear”.

Isaiah 59 4 No one sues fairly, and no one pleads his case honestly; they have relied on empty arguments and speak lies; they conceive trouble and give birth to iniquity. 5 They hatch adders’ eggs and weave a spider’s web; whoever eats their eggs dies, and a crushed (egg) hatches out futility. 6 Their webs cannot become clothing, they cannot cover themselves with what they make. Their deeds are deeds of iniquity, and acts of violence are in their hands. 7 Their feet rush into evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; ruin, and destruction, and violence are in their highways. 8 The way of peace they do not know, and there is no justice in their paths. They have made their roads crooked; no one who walks in them knows peace. 9 Therefore justice is far from us, and righteousness does not reach us. We wait for light, but see–there is darkness; (we wait) for brightness, but we walk in darkness. 10 Let us grope along the wall like the blind, let us grope like those who have no eyes; we stumble at midday as in the twilight, among vigorous people we are like the dead. 11 We all growl like bears, we moan mournfully like doves; we look for justice, but there is none; and for deliverance, but it is far from us.

Prophet Isaiah depicted as a fresco by Raphael in 1512 in Sant’Agostino church in Rome (do all roads still lead to Rome?) Image:

Since this debacle being led by parts and partisans of the United States Government isn’t over yet, Matthew has some words of wisdom from 15:14 NIV: “Leave them; they are blind guides. If the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit.