Is The Press To Blame For The Elderly’s Blind Faith In President Trump’s Reaction to COVID-19?

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media before departing for New York on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged — after prodding by lawmakers — that he backs the finding by U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia meddled in the U.S. presidential campaign to hurt Hillary Clinton and ultimately help Trump. Photographer: Eric Thayer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

What makes a person trustworthy? Perhaps, this is the biggest problem our nation now faces. We are dealing with an outbreak and a leader that cannot be trusted in a traditional sense because he is protected by the very people who are supposed to be impartial. So, how do we as a country move forward without stumbling into the pits of chaos?

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These answers are not easy to come by. On one accord trusting him means, buying into the mindset that he’s actually capable of telling the truth. However, on the other hand it also means turning a blind eye to all of the things he’s stated in the past. There’s so much confusion surrounding him and his early reaction to the coronavirus. In many ways, his first reaction is the reaction that will stay with many Americans.

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The population that is at risk happens to be the population that offers Trump blind trust. This Sunday as we drove around our city we noticed the largest group that happened to be frequenting the restaurants. They were waiting outside and seen walking to their cars. This group was the elderly, and they are some of the same people echoing the words that Trump spoke months ago.

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Many of these people have sworn off news sites other than FOX, and they aren’t shy about it. A worker for the state informed me that many of his clients are Trump supporters and they simply do not believe anything negative about him. So, when sites like FOX news prevents these groups from learning the truth, they place them in imminent danger.

After the president came out and pressed the fact that coronavirus was a real threat; FOX started to change their direction. However, some of us feel like the push was a little too late. By the time they changed direction, the elderly had already endangered themselves. Packing into the Cracker Barrel like sardines was the total opposite of what they were instructed to do on Sunday morning, but it happened never the less.

So, how does President Trump convince this group into trusting that his message is now real and not something pushed by the Democrats? Is it too late to turn that ship around and just how much damage has FOX News done to their reputation? Prior to their coverage of the coronavirus I listened to them on my XM radio. After they continuously downplayed the virus, I replaced them with another news organization.

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I always thought news outlets would help to save us in our time of need, I never dreamed they would push some of us into dangerous situations because of their undying loyally to one person. Perhaps, the question of trust should be directed towards the people who are covering the stories pushed by certain figures. I started blogging because I wanted to alert my community and help to educate my community on things they needed to know. News organizations should do that 100 times more.

Moving Around During An Outbreak

When I first blogged about Coronavirus in January, you were introduced to a young man from China. He was dealing with the outbreak while it was still in its early stages.

It’s been a little over a month since that article and we are now seeing our cases pop up across America. I think it’s important to pay attention to the video in the article that I posted in January because it will help to show us what not to do. https://shellzonit.com/2020/01/29/are-we-ready-for-the-coronavirus/

One of the first things we need to understand is that we cannot play like the virus isn’t here. We have to live according to the threat without placing ourselves at risk. Does this mean you cannot have fun? No, it simply means you have to adjust the way you move around. When Ebola broke out some years ago, it was contained quickly before it spread, which made all the difference. The Coronavirus hasn’t been contained and we are now seeing more cases every day.

The first thing we have to look at is our attendance at large crowds. My husband and I celebrate our 23rd Anniversary this week. We have decided to stay away from hotels, so we rented a cabin for a few days. The cabin is remote and it does not have loads of people. I was about to purchase my daughter’s concert tickets, but after thinking about the mass number of people and the outbreak, I decided we would wait until things are safe. I do not think a simple mask will prevent people from getting this virus. It might help, but germs are still getting on you when you make contact. If you have plans to go out this week or in the next few weeks, have a clear plan on how to move around safely. 

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I plan to go to stores in the mornings when they aren’t so crowded. It will cut down on my contact with large crowds of people, and get me in and out before the germ dump starts. Pay attention to coverage of the virus so you will know if it is now in your area. Don’t panic because panicking never helped any situation. Just be watchful and have a plan. Stay away from unnecessary germs. 

Equal To Living In Sin

So on today’s edition, I want to leave you guys with a question. As many of you know I am a Christian, I am a work in progress, and I am continually trying to get right with God. I know there are times on my blog where I come off perhaps a little snarky. I am sorry for that, but I worry about you.

I understand that we’re not always going to believe the same things and we’re not always going to react the same way. However for those of us who consider ourselves to be children of God, I would like to start a conversation with you in regards to how godly are you.

In Ephesians Paul writes a letter to the churches because there’s something going on that’s causing the church to fight against each other. You have the Jewish worshipers and the gentile Christians who are clashing. This made me think about what we’re going through today. Many of us within the United States claim to be Christians. I believe that we are in our own war today in regards to Christianity and what it really looks like.

Christianity to me, isn’t something that can be bought, isn’t something that can be mistaken upon, but it is a ever going lifestyle crown that we proudly wear. I don’t look at Christianity as a hindrance, I look at it as a gift and a duty to pass on to anyone who wants to hear it. Ephesians is full of versus that instruct Christians on how to be solid followers of Christ.

I want to look at chapter 5 vrs six today. Paul says let no man deceive you with vain words for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Vrs7-be not ye there for partakers with them. Vrs 8-for you or sometimes darkness but now are the light in the Lord walk as children of the light.

I remember once asking my mom about moving in with this guy I was around the age of 19. My mom at the time informed me that if we moved in together we would be living in sin. At that time when the phrase living in sin came up I only thought about people who were divorced or people who are living together without being married. I didn’t really think about how we put ourselves in certain situations that caused us to live in sin based on who we follow. I guess it kind of falls into the whole idea of not being able to serve two masters.

God has given us the ultimate guide and many of us have forgotten how to use that guide. Ask yourself if we are told to have no fellowship what darkness but yet we align ourselves with darkness how are we truly walking in the light?

So I’ll leave you with chapter 6 verse 11 in Ephesians. Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against The Wiles of the devil.Vrs 12 for we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities against power against the ruler of darkness of the world against against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Look toward the characteristics thank God wants us to have and when you follow ask yourself if the person you’re following a true follower of Christ. Have a great weekend. and always remember being a follower of Christ is so much more than going to a building once or twice a week it’s about living a life that isn’t always easy.

What Will Be Our Destination? Will The Republicans Call Witnesses?

Our nation is standing at a fork in the road. We will either go down in history as being corrupt, or we will show how America found its hidden voice. Rather you are on the side of the Republicans or the Democrats, the next 24 hours will prove to be very important for us all.

I’ve stated time and time again on Twitter and in real life that the Republicans must call witnesses in regards to the impeachment of President Trump. It is the only way to get a clear understanding of the situation.

If it were my legacy at risk I would stop at nothing to clear my name. The only way for Trump’s presidential legacy to continue without this dark cloud of deception looming over the pages, is to commit to a fair trial. For most of us with any trial background, we understand the danger in not having witnesses testify in regards to important issues. It’s like running blindly without knowing where your next step is going to land you.

I’ve noticed the trend in regards to the word fairness. The Republicans say the Democrats didn’t call any witnesses when they went forth with the impeachment trial, so they claim to be justified in doing the same.However, we as a country deserve to understand and know the complete honest truth. What better way to prove which group is lying then by bringing forth witnesses?

For the sake of our country, we need to know exactly what we are dealing with. Are we dealing with political assassinations or justifiable concern over foreign instigations welcomed by our current leaders? If we can’t get to the bottom of the situation then 20/20 becomes a joke.

I want to know that we can trust our government no matter who is in office, I want to know that our political parties haven’t become so toxic that they’ll do anything to eliminate people who think differently than they do, and I want to make sure that we are not positioning ourselves into another 4 years foreign influence.

This foreign influence not only highlights Trump and his dealings with Russia but it also brings up questions from Biden and his dealings with Ukraine. Does he have a relationship with them and if so, how does that fit into his Foreign Policy? For once and for all, the American people need to know the truth and then maybe we can move forward without so much animosity.