This Sunday, the first elements of the 2022 Freedom Convoy of truckers, friends, family, supporters – and no doubt a dozen “friends of Jesus in a microbus” made their first orbit on the Beltway (I-95 and I-495) around the District of Criminals.
I understand that they intend to repeat that drive, slowly but apparently NOT blocking traffic, today (Monday 07 March 2022).
Which triggered some interesting thoughts for Debby and me.
Back in 1406 BC, Joshua bar Nun led an Israelite Army against the walled, fortified city of Jericho, one of the oldest known cities on this planet.
The “battle” is recorded in the Tanakh (Old Testament) Book of Joshua, chapter 6: Now Jericho was strongly fortified because of the Israelites—no one leaving or entering. 2 The Lord said to Joshua, “Look, I have handed Jericho, its king, and its fighting men over to you. 3 March around the city with all the men of war, circling the city one time. Do this for six days. 4 Have seven priests carry seven ram’s-horn trumpets in front of the ark. But on the seventh day, march around the city seven times, while the priests blow the trumpets. 5 When there is a prolonged blast of the horn and you hear its sound, have all the people give a mighty shout. Then the city wall will collapse, and the people will advance, each man straight ahead.”
This is indeed what happened: Picking up in Verse 20: 20 So the people shouted, and the trumpets sounded. When they heard the blast of the trumpet, the people gave a great shout, and the wall collapsed. The people advanced into the city, each man straight ahead, and they captured the city. 21 They completely destroyed everything in the city with the sword—every man and woman, both young and old, and every ox, sheep, and donkey.
You don’t suppose that the Freedom Convoy plan to do something similar – for the symbiology of it, if nothing else?
Now, I’ve had to drive the Beltway a few times over the years, between about 1979 and 2007 or so. I’ve been caught in traffic at a complete standstill more than once – for up to 40-50 minutes. The truckers are slowing traffic, but how much? The silly thing (definitely visible from space) is 64 miles long: if they can average 30 mph (and that isn’t “slowing traffic down” more of the workday), that means it would take them just over two hours.
So if they do the one orbit thing today (Monday) through Friday, and start out fairly early on Saturday the 12th, they could make seven orbits in about 14-15 hours!
And man, do they have HORNS! And CBs and PAs to “give a great shout.”
You don’t suppose…
Now, it is very unlikely that the Lord would cause a great miracle – or allow an earthquake – to make the walls (or even the Mall) of DC collapse. (But perhaps praying about it might not hurt.) But maybe the symbolic walls, those wrapped around the heads of the politicians and the bureaucrats and their parasites and clients?
Just a few thoughts.
More down to earth – I think it is hilarious (and a wise move on their part) that the convoy organizers decided NOT to actually enter DC and NOT to drive up and down the Mall – tempting as that was. In part because Pelosi and Uncle Joe and dear, dear Chuck ordered 600 or 700 unarmed National Guardsmen to “protect” the Capitol and be ready to do an Ottawa on the truckers – beat, arrest, confiscate, etc. Of course, backing up the hundreds or thousands of Capitol Police, DC Metro cops, and no doubt every Secret Service agent possible. Now they are sitting there hearing and watching the trucks and vans and pickups and SUVs drive round and round.
I find it disgusting that the mainstream media’s major spin on this is that the entire event is a “pro-Trump” rally. That way, they can dismiss it, and ignore the fact that it was imitating the Canadian convoy. It was and is against the mandates: particularly the vaccine mandates, the masking mandates (already mostly abandoned – perhaps in fear), and the other things. The Canadian event wasn’t an Anti-Trudeau event – though it turned into one as he displayed his inner Hitler (or Castro).
I am not saying that there are not Trump supporters in this convoy and the convoy’s supporters. There definitely ARE. But there are Trump supporters going in and out of every supermarket and courthouse in America, everyday. (Well, except maybe in San Francisco.) Their purpose in doing so is NOT to support Trump – even if their cars and pickups and jackets have Trump logos and flags.
It is also hard to say this is an Ant-Uncle Joe protest, either. Although if he (or Nancy or Chuckie) do something stupid, it could become one in an instant. (But they would NEVER do something stupid, would they? Of course not.)
But if driving around the District of Confusion and Criminals could cause the fall of the corrupt political system built wrongly on the foundation of the Constitution? Or even START the fall of our self-proclaimed lords and masters?
Indeed something to pray for and work for.