Inspiring poetry good for dark times; an unwelcome but sober, evidence-based assessment of what we face; and a doctor’s list of corrupt financial incentives by which the medical industry has been co-opted into the C19 scam.

December 6, 2021, Lost Horizons Newsletter

…where real knowledge– and actual solutions– intersect with real Americans!

The Antiquity Of Freedom

by William Cullen Bryant

SHORTLY AFTER PUBLICATION OF CtC in 2003, corrupt actors in the IRS, the DOJ (sic), and in certain federal courts began their vicious decade-and-a-half effort to intimidate me into silence and to denigrate my work with contrived, fraud-based outcomes in their kangaroo courts. This, despite the fact that during all of that long assault and since Americans in the hundreds of thousands have steadily proven me correct in both my research and analysis of the income tax and in my faith in the goodness and courage of my countrymen.

As the assault ramped up and became evident in its character my mother, God rest her beautiful soul, gave me a copy of the poem below, accompanied by this note: “Peter, I know you will love this poem. It is the best I have encountered on the subject of Freedom.” She was right.

Now, as we close out a year in which liberty, the rule of law, and indeed, Western civilization itself have been under the worst assault ever waged against them, I am pleased to share this uplifting work with you. I believe that you, too, will find it compelling and heartening.



Some Sober Observations– Dark And Light– To Consider As We Go Forward

Many victims of the pandemic scam have already succumbed; many more will soon follow. This is tragic but puts into sharp relief the nature of the challenge which lies before the rest of us, if we have the courage to be open to harsh truths.

SO, TO BEGIN WITH, deaths from all different causes were falsely ascribed to C19. This was done in order to whip up panic and hysteria and create an atmosphere in which a so-called “vaccine”– which is actually a genetic modifier which does NOT prevent infection with the virus, nor the transmission of same, nor sickness or death after infection if the conditions under which any infected person might become severely ill or dead, “vaccinated” or not (such as obesity, COPD, etc.)– would be ready– even gratefully– received.

Now, with the “vaccine” widely deployed throughout the Western world, and repeat injections having been successfully made into many arms, deaths from that agent are climbing in number rapidly. In a twist that probably brings smirks to certain faces, those deaths are being ascribed by the perps to every other possible cause in a neat contortion of the narrative in order to keep the program alive until the last possible naif has been dosed.

The “vaccines” are causing heart attacks, strokes, pneumonia, neurological failures, and more, all of which are being brushed out of the picture presented to the public as just the normal run and pace of mortalities. The chutzpah is remarkable, but the data tell the tale to those able to see it.

Here is a chart representing data published by the UK Office of National Statistics comparing deaths from all causes, per 100,000 persons, among “vaccinated” individuals and those who had not had the injections, aged 10 to 59, from 3 January to 24 September 2021:

(Efforts to rebut the significance of these data have been based on the fallacious assertion of something called ‘Simpson’s Paradox’. The argument is that because “vaccination” is more prevalent among those over 40, and general mortality is higher in that same age group, the stats are skewed and misleading.

However, the totality of the relevant facts belies this proposition of skewed data and misleading outcomes.



Other Voices (followed by an important afterword)

Biden’s Bounty On Your Life: Hospitals’ Incentive Payments For COVID-19

by Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D. and Ali Shultz, J.D.

Upon admission to a once-trusted hospital, American patients with COVID-19 become virtual prisoners, subjected to a rigid treatment protocol with roots in Ezekiel Emanuel’s “Complete Lives System” for rationing medical care in those over age 50. They have a shockingly high mortality rate. How and why is this happening, and what can be done about it?

As exposed in audio recordings, hospital executives in Arizona admitted meeting several times a week to lower standards of care, with coordinated restrictions on visitation rights. Most COVID-19 patients’ families are deliberately kept in the dark about what is really being done to their loved ones.

The combination that enables this tragic and avoidable loss of hundreds of thousands of lives includes (1) The CARES Act, which provides hospitals with bonus incentive payments for all things related to COVID-19 (testing, diagnosing, admitting to hospital, use of remdesivir and ventilators, reporting COVID-19 deaths, and vaccinations) and (2) waivers of customary and long-standing patient rights by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

In 2020, the Texas Hospital Association submitted requests for waivers to CMS. According to Texas attorney Jerri Ward, “CMS has granted ‘waivers’ of federal law regarding patient rights. Specifically, CMS purports to allow hospitals to violate the rights of patients or their surrogates with regard to medical record access, to have patient visitation, and to be free from seclusion.” She notes that “rights do not come from the hospital or CMS and cannot be waived, as that is the antithesis of a ‘right.’ The purported waivers are meant to isolate and gain total control over the patient and to deny patient and patient’s decision-maker the ability to exercise informed consent.”

Creating a “National Pandemic Emergency” provided justification for such sweeping actions that override individual physician medical decision-making and patients’ rights. The CARES Act provides incentives for hospitals to use treatments dictated solely by the federal government under the auspices of the NIH. These “bounties” must be paid back if not “earned” by making the COVID-19 diagnosis and following the COVID-19 protocol.

The hospital payments include:



When Repentance is No Longer Possible

When Repentance is No Longer Possible - Greg Boyd - ReKnew

A concerned follower of ReKnew recently asked me to explain a puzzling passage, and since I am asked this question with some regularity, I thought I’d share it with all of you. Here is the passage in question:

Hebrews 6:4-6. For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, and then have fallen away, to restore them again to repentance, since they are crucifying once again the Son of God to their own harm and holding him up to contempt.

What are we to make of this passage? Is this passage actually teaching that a person who loses their faith in Christ can never be restored?

For starters, if that is the right interpretation of this passage, how could we account for people like me who lost their faith at some point (for me, it was my first year in college) but later repented and came back to faith? I suspect that Peter’s famous denial would fall into this category.

Also, what are we to make of the many passages in Scripture that say things like God’s mercy endures forever? And Jesus taught us to forgive “seven times seventy” (viz. without limit). Are we to imagine God forgiving less than us?

And then there’s the famous prodigal son. Thank God his father didn’t say, “Sorry son, one strike, and you’re out!”

Finally, and in my mind, most decisively, Paul tells us that because of the cross, God isn’t holding anyone’s trespasses against them (2 Cor 5:19). This must include the trespass of abandoning the faith.

In this light, I think that whatever Hebrews 6:4-6 means, it can’t mean that a person who temporarily loses their faith can’t be forgiven.

The meaning of verses 4-6 becomes clearer when we read the two verses that follow it.

Heb 4:7-8 For land that has drunk the rain that often falls on it, and produces a crop useful to those for whose sake it is cultivated, receives a blessing from God. But if it bears thorns and thistles, it is worthless and near to being cursed, and its end is to be burned.

Notice that the issue is about the character of a parcel of land. Land that has a productive character is blessed, while land that has a character that produces only thorns and thistles is only fit for burning.

This suggests that the author of Hebrews is teaching that if a person has “fallen away” from God to the point that their character is no longer capable of bringing forth good fruit, they cannot be restored. This isn’t because God will no longer forgive the person, because as 2 Corinthians 5:19 indicates, from God’s perspective, it’s already forgiven. If a person can’t be restored, it’s because the person’s “thorn and thistle” character could never bring forth the good fruit of asking for it.

With every decision we make we are in the process of solidifying our character. If a person continually resists the Spirit, they may eventually get to the point where their character is irrevocably hardened to him. At this point, they can’t help but view Christ “with contempt,” as the author of Hebrews said. Such a person has committed what Jesus referred to as the “sin against the Holy Spirit” or what John refers to as “the sin that leads to death.”

One take-away from this passage is that, if a person who has abandoned faith in Christ has any inclination to come back to the faith, it’s important they act on it! As the Psalmist said, “Today is the day of salvation.” For it may be the case that tomorrow this person will have lost the capacity to feel that inclination.

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