Crossed the Line

“I can assure you that those of us who have woken up to corruption aren’t going back to sleep. People don’t go back to sleep after waking up from this dream. Our eyes are wide open and the fight for our freedom is on.” Ashley Taylor @ ashleytaylorwellness

By: Gabriela Yareliz

The world seems to be on fire. It’s terrifying to see what is happening in Canada, so close to us here. Journalists are being arrested, bank accounts frozen— all under orders from an incompetent coward.

We could wish for it to all go away and revert to what was. But how does one unsee this? How does one forget the incredible and brash display of evil we are witnessing on a global scale? How does one forget the ones who cheered this on and didn’t see this as evil at all? That’s the wild thing. There are people who think Trudeau is right. There are people in Australia and New Zealand who want another lockdown. I get direct messages from them all the time; messages drenched in fear and an insatiable desire for whatever they believe is safety. They have made fear their nest, and there is no desire to leave it. They are afraid of a world of uncertainty, not realizing they lived in it before.

It’s wild, today’s interactions. Where one can be treated as subhuman for one’s views. If one doesn’t agree with what is mainstream, one is categorized as “ignorant poor” (literally saw this in an article the other day, and I laughed). There are people who express that they don’t care what happens to you. It’s like anarchy. The level of crime and disregard for human rights, life and what we all have in common.

Is there a reverting back? Will we be going back to Broadway shows and really care about New York Fashion Week when a woman was murdered in her own apartment a block away? When these same places irrationally discriminated against others and barred entry?

We have crossed a line, and I don’t think there is a way back.

The question then becomes, where do we go from here? The present moment marks us and changes us forever.

“It seems to us unwise, and even to border on willful, spiritual blindness, for a movement which has repeatedly emphasized that Jesus is coming soon and has long taught that liberty of conscience will be severely curtailed in the last days, to refuse to see the restrictions of freedom taking place around the globe as a precursor or foreshadowing of climactic future events that will pose an even greater threat to freedom of conscience. It is clear to us, and to many other thoughtful observers, that we are on the verge of momentous, earth-shaking events. May God give us spiritual alertness to recognize the times in which we live and to declare the message of truth for our times, a message which offers freedom, wholeness, and abundant living while on this world and eternal fellowship with Jesus in the world to come.” Liberty & Health Alliance

He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives
And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set at liberty those who are oppressed;
To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.
Luke 4:18-19

[In solidarity with the Canadian truckers, journalists on the ground facing danger, those who face termination for noncompliance in NYC and elsewhere, the churches refusing to benefit financially from discriminatory and senseless regulations, establishments who do not refuse entry and service to fellow humans, and all who raise their voices for freedom of conscience].

Published by Gabriela Yareliz

Gabriela is a writer, editor and attorney. She loves the art of storytelling, and she is based in NYC.

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