Sunday, August 28, 2016

What happens when we ignore red flags?

Patrice Lewis urges readers to be 'at least as wise as a barnyard chicken'

One morning last summer, I went outside to release the chickens from their coop. Normally they rushed to the compost pile or the barn or some other usual haunt; but this time they all stood stock-still under the awning by their coop, utterly silent. Their heads were cocked upward. I scanned the skies for a predator but didn’t see anything.

But I was wrong, and the chickens were right. Perched way atop a dead tree was a great blue heron. A heron is a carnivore, but its usual prey is fish, frogs, etc. It would certainly never attack a chicken – not so much because it wouldn’t mind a nice juicy little chick, but because its body is not suitable to a swoop-and-catch like a hawk or eagle. But the hens, responding to a deep-seated instinct, knew it paid to be wary........Nikita Khrushchev famously said, “You Americans are so gullible. No, you won’t accept communism outright; but we’ll keep feeding you small doses of socialism until you will finally wake up and find that you already have communism. We won’t have to fight you; we’ll so weaken your economy, until you fall like overripe fruit into our hands.”....

The fact is, very little happens that doesn’t give some sort of advanced warning. All it takes is vigilance and a determination not to depend wholly on the mainstream media, which tend to filter world and national events to support their own agenda...........Folks, it’s time to recapture that internal instinct and pay attention to red flags. And then prepare yourself physically, financially and spiritually. Learn how to safeguard your home and family; learn how to safeguard your money; and learn how to safeguard your soul. Above all, keep your eyes peeled for predators. Surely we can all be at least as wise as a barnyard chicken.......... Read more

 
 

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