Column #298     May 21, 2021Step of Faith from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

When we go to bed at night, we faithfully expect to wake up in the morning and go about our business. That’s why we make plans in advance. We have faith in the electricity working so we can perk the coffee. Obviously, there are many things we unconsciously have faith in without even thinking about it.

Once in awhile there’s a glitch. The other day, at a stop many miles from home, our car’s battery failed to hold a charge and the engine wouldn’t start. A quick jump from a good Samaritan and a stop at Autozone on our way home restored our faith in mankind, Autozone, the woman who installed the new battery, and the car with its new battery.

When it comes to discussions of faith, I’m always reminded of the “step of faith” in the Harrison Ford movie—"Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade." It was a dramatic, unforgettable moment in the movie. It’s rare, but there are times when we have to have faith in something that’s totally unknown. That takes real faith.1

These days we’re being told to have faith in a new experimental vaccine. Some people are jumping at the chance to get vaccinated. Others are more cautious because they want to see what its longer-term impact will be. Many others are already immune because they had COVID-19 in the past 14 months and they know they do not need a vaccine. In each case, every person bases their decision on faith in their own distilled judgements.

In 1999 I started writing about optimizing human nutrition by reporting on what biologists, nutritional scientists, anthropologists, and a handful of medical doctors were recommending humans to eat. What they were saying at that time, and still saying today, differs dramatically from what the government, MSM, medical community, oligarchs, and your neighbors keep recommending. Science indicates our bodies are highly tuned to the very foods humans ate for two million years before inventing agriculture. So, if you want to optimize your health, that means you need to follow our early ancestors’ footsteps and eat like an apex predator. That requires faith in common sense and the nutritional findings made by scientists in anthropology, biology, and nutrition.2

Because of what we’ve been taught since birth, it requires faith to eat like the early humans. The Mayo Clinic Diet is a prime example of how we’ve been “educated.” The base of the Mayo Clinic food pyramid recommends unlimited quantities of vegetables and fruits. Each step up in the pyramid recommends an ever smaller portion of the next favored food group. The second step has whole grains for carbohydrates, then come nuts and beans, and finally the least recommended food is fish for protein along with “healthy fats.” Of course, to keep people happy, the pyramid allows sweets in its tiny peak. Apparently, since red meat and chicken are not mentioned, they must be taboo.3

The commonly accepted belief that meat and animal fats are not healthy is a modern day mass psychosis. That’s why it takes faith to eat only low glycemic foods that are very nutrient dense and diverse with ratios of Omega-6 and Omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs) that are close to 1:1. Yes, that’s the chemistry of the apex hunter’s diet and there’s good reasons why he couldn’t stray from it. Like early humans, whenever I’ve been out in the wilds, I didn’t find vegetables, fruit, whole grains, nuts, and beans in sufficient quantities for long-term survival. Even in the wilds of Florida I can walk for miles and never come across any fruit. Most of the plants I see are inedible (many are poisonous) and the palm roots are not very nutritious. But you’ll find lots of animals to eat and all of them can supply most, if not all, of the nutrients required for optimal body function.

Resisting a mass psychosis takes great faith and courage. Here’s how the Academy of Ideas explains a mass psychosis. “A mass psychosis is an epidemic of madness and it occurs when a large portion of a society loses touch with reality and descends into delusions. Such a phenomenon is not a thing of fiction. Two examples of mass psychoses are the American and European witch hunts of the 16th and 17th centuries and the rise of totalitarianism in the 20th century. During the witch hunts thousands of individuals, mostly women, were killed not for any crimes they committed but because they became the scapegoats of societies gone mad:  
        “'In some Swiss villages, there were scarcely any women left alive after the frenzy had finally burned itself out.'  
        Frances Hill, A Delusion of Satan”4

Today our nation is gripped by no less than six major mass psychoses. They are political, financial, COVID (healthcare), social, climate, and diet (nutrition). All six are fear-based. If they keep progressing, all six will result in the deaths of millions, if not hundreds of millions of people just as the mass psychoses of the past.5

America’s psychotic mobs have numerous ridiculous goals.
●    Establish a Marxist government to better control the official narrative, provide guaranteed annual incomes for all people (whether they work or not), and assure equality.
●    Continue to increase government debt to fund grandiose schemes, financial stability for all, free college degrees, and forgive the debts of those who are not prudent.
●    Fight pandemics by assuring total conformity for mask wearing, distancing, shutdowns, and vaccinations for years to come—no matter the financial and social costs.
●    Forbid the recognition of sex at birth, honesty, hard work, God, family values, and law enforcement while insisting on equal outcomes for all. Yet, conincidentally, no longer are all people considered actually equal because sexual preferences, ethnic origins, and skin color define them.
●    Within the next 29 years, by government decree, meats will have been banned with everyone becoming vegetarians and petroleum-based energy will have been converted to 100% renewable electricity. Those steps will change the world’s climate, regardless of variations in the sun’s rays.
●    Healthcare costs will be reduced with more doctor visits, a vegetarian lifestyle, more free time, and less financial pressure due to guaranteed income.
●    The military is rife with “white supremacists” and extremists, and it needs to be purged to make way for more diversity, i.e. “more leftists/Marxists.”
●    Cancel culture is required to protect sensitive citizens from conflicting thoughts.

I don’t think that list even scratches the surface, but it’s a start. Therefore, it’s certainly time for more Americans to ramp up their courage in dealing with these mass psychoses. One of the first things to pursue is the promotion of a greater faith in God. Our country’s motto is “In God We Trust.” There was a good reason for it. Our founding fathers made a big issue of our Creator in the Declaration of Independence.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.—That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, —That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”6

There’s no question that all fundamental rights come from God. But they come with limitations imposed by the Ten Commandments. Governments cannot increase the number of fundamental rights, they can only restrict them. Trusting in God is far better than trusting in any government which is just a gaggle of noisy, very powerful, self-centered, and often very evil people. Jason Whitlock recently spoke about why we should prefer God to governments in a PragerU five minute video titled “America’s Promise.” A basic point he makes is that God loves you. Governments never love you.7

Additionally, Star Parker addressed faith in her recent column, titled “Birth Dearth About Values, Not Economics,” when she wrote, “Faith and values have been displaced by materialism and egotism.” She’s addressing a mass psychosis for not only a secular state, but a secular society.8

Stand firm and don’t let any mass psychosis infect your thinking.

To your health.

Ted Slanker

Ted Slanker has been reporting on the fundamentals of nutritional research in publications, television and radio appearances, and at conferences since 1999. He condenses complex studies into the basics required for health and well-being. His eBook, The Real Diet of Man, is available online.

Don't miss these links for additional reading:

1. Take a Leap of Faith [Holy Spirit series]

2. Were Humans Ever Apex Predators? by Ted Slanker

3. The Mayo Clinic Diet: A Weight-Loss Program for Life

4. Is a Mass Psychosis the Greatest Threat to Humanity? from Academy of Ideas

5. How ‘Woke’ May Be Leading Us to Civil War by Roger L. Simon from Epoch Times

6.  God-Given Rights—Constitution & Bill of Rights from Citizens of the American Constitution

7. America’s Promise by Jason Whitlock from PragerU's New 5-Minute Video

8. Birth Dearth About Values, Not Economics by Star Parker from Epoch Times