If you want to find someone guilty, you will not lack evidence.

Chinese proverb


A man’s rights rest in three boxes: the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box.

Frederick Douglas

By Dr. Jim Ferguson

Well, despite being very careful, getting vaccinated, boosted, and having serologic evidence of a previous asymptomatic Covid infection, the Rona hit me two weeks ago. It felt like a cold coming on with aching all over and then low-grade fever, sore throat, headache and coughing, and then it got worse. In times past I would’ve considered it a bad summer cold, but we are in the Covid era, so I knew what I had before I tested positive.

Supposedly 85% of Covid infections in America are now due to the BA 5 subvariant of Omicron. This strain is said to be highly infectious, but perhaps milder than previous Covid infections. The BA strain tends to stay in the nasal passages rather than infecting deep in the lungs.

It is also reported that 60% of Americans have already had Covid infection as well as 75% of children. I suspect the number is much higher. And since I did a home test, I won’t be part of the statistics.

Years ago, I had influenza and it was worse than my recent Covid infection. A patient once told me he had just gotten over influenza. I asked him why he thought he had influenza. He said, “I felt like I had been beaten with a stick and was so sick I was afraid I would not die.” That’s influenza. My “Rona” was a miserable experience, but it was not influenza.

The country is weary of Covid and the politicized mandates of Saint Fauci and the CDC. That’s bad news for the Democrats who need a crisis to take American’s minds off the disasters they created. We were once told we should shelter in place for two weeks to bend the curve of Covid hospitalizations. That was a lie. We were told Covid vaccination would prevent illness; that was a lie. We were also told social distancing and masks would protect us; they didn’t.

So, to gin up fear and get us to surrender our freedoms, the Dems have moved on to Monkeypox. Interestingly, Monkeypox, like HIV, came from Africa and seems to have escaped to Europe from a Gay rave music festival on the Portuguese island of the Azores. This viral infection is rarely serious and almost always is seen in men who have sex with men. Nonetheless, Ole Joe’s handlers have declared Monkeypox an emergency.

I refuse to accept the fear mongering that Monkeypox is an emergency. Our country is suffering from inflation, shortages, high gas prices, drugs, crime, homelessness, open borders, corruption in the FBI and Department of Justice and an abject failure of leadership in virtually all institutions. In other words, we are suffering from Democrat “Donkeypox” which is a life-threatening disease, rather than a gay bath-house skin rash.

I hate writing about the country’s disasters caused by Biden and the Democrats. But even more troublesome to my soul are my feelings toward “friends” who voted for the demented and incompetent Biden and still support destructive Democrat policies. Hatred of President Trump and his Tweets drove millions to lose their minds, reject economic prosperity, national security, border control and energy independence. Everyone makes mistakes, but to persist in your errors is delusional. It has become difficult for me to maintain a Christian attitude around people who refuse to admit their mistake. Speaking for God, the ancient prophet Micah in 6:8 described justice, mercy and humility. We are to “act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with God.” However, mercy cannot be given until justice is first done.

Another Democrat debacle is the passage of The Inflation [Production] Act. The term doublespeak derives from George Orwell’s dystopian book “1984” and means language used to “distort and obfuscate reality.” Examples in the book are The Ministry of Truth, where history is rewritten, and The Ministry of Love, where Big Brother imprisons and tortures citizens.

Democrats are now trying to redefine the economic term recession as they move to pass a $750 billion spending bill which will do nothing but fuel inflation and hire 87,000 new IRS agents to squeeze middle class Americans. You realize 75% of IRS audits are for people making less than $200,000 a year. Biden and the Democrats are lying to you. I am not an economist, but I know that if you print more money, it will drive down the value of the dollar producing more inflation. This is a special form of insanity during a recession.

There are so many dastardly decisions of Democrats, but the raid on President Trump‘s home in Florida, the “Raid heard round the world,” is one of the more egregious. If the FBI can send 30 agents to an ex-president’s home, then none of us is safe because the rule of law has been replaced by Big Brother. But wait … Democrats are now attempting to remove the term raid and replace it with some doublespeak euphemism.

Most have heard of the infamous King Ahab of ancient Israel and his wicked wife Jezebel who actually “ruled” Ahab. We now live in the time of a figurehead President similarly controlled by progressive socialists and propped up by his wife. I don’t believe Karine Jean-Pierre’s statement that the “Big Guy” was not aware of the raid on President Trump‘s home. Nor do I believe the FBI Director Christopher Wray or The Department of Justice Merrick Garland would have launched the raid without White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain’s approval. Since manavelins intrigues and dishonesty has been the modus operandi of the Biden administration, I don’t believe anything they say.

So where do we go from here? I offered my solution in last week’s essay entitled “Starting Over.” If you missed it go to knoxfocus.com and the archives. Voter turnout in the recent primary elections was disappointing. You should never pass up an opportunity to vote. If we are to save our country we must vote and toss the bums out. Of the three options suggested by Frederick Douglass, voting is the best.