There are so many things that I could write about on this topic; all the habits and practices that make us weak and vulnerable. They include our fixation and obsession with technology; our worship of celebrity and fame; and our reverence of science over God. But today, I want to concentrate on the most understated characteristic of this generation, our "normalcy bias."
This is not a new term. It has been around for awhile, and is often talked about. But I feel that in addition to discussing it, we should make a vigorous effort to overcome it. Let me explain further.
In truth, what you are saying is that you don't want to look at what the world is telling you; it's easier, it's more comfortable, and it's a helluva lot less scary to just maintain your "status quo". I agree! But it's a whole lot more dangerous, too! To both you and your family, and our nation. Bottom line? You convince yourself that things appear normal; therefore they are. It's a business as usual mindset. And you see what you want to see. It's that simple. And by ignoring the reality of the world, you are placing yourself in a vulnerable situation. By both underestimating the possibility of TEOTWAWKI, and the effects it could have on your family, you are doing everyone a disservice. Yes, we must rely on our God to protect us, but He never promised us that life would always be as easy, prosperous, and safe as we Americans have become accustomed to. And if you think your faith absolves you from doing your part in God's plan for your family, then think again.
Consider this: At the beginning of the second world war less than a quarter of all Jews fled Germany, even though they could see by the signs and trends that something bad was going to happen. Over Seventy-Five percent of Jews remained in Germany, even as the Nazi’s committed atrocities, holding on to the notion that this could not be happening to them. This is a perfect example of the "normalcy bias" in action.
And that's exactly how the loss of our freedoms and independence will happen..... slowly and barely noticed --- unless we stop pretending that nothing has changed! Millions of Americans need to take off the blindfold and face the music! It will be painful and difficult, but until they are willing to see the ugly truth, I'm afraid we will continue to lose our precious country and freedom, one prized liberty at a time.
Isaiah 42:18 "Hear, you deaf; look, you blind, and see!"