To the Editor:


Reference is made to the "Rebuilding America" theme in the May 30 edition of the paper.


At first I was surprised at the number of articles and overall extent of this theme. I don't think I've seen any newspaper in my lifetime show such a commitment to encourage a community to overcome the kind of hit like we've taken over this pandemic.


But Liz Beavers is the kind of editor determined to get "positivity" in her paper - and she surely managed to do just that. So...she and her small dedicated staff should be commended for what they are trying to accomplish.


I think it worthwhile, however, to elaborate on something that Liz mentioned in her editorial. To coin an old Steve Martin phrase, she (and most of us) have heard some pretty "wild & crazy" ideas about this pandemic. Personally, I've always been a skeptic when it comes to what most of us call “conspiracy theories.” I was barely a teenager in 1963 when President Kennedy was assassinated, for instance, but I've never paid any serious attention to the various conspiracy theories I've heard over the years. I need to see some evidence...or I just tune it out. Speculation is not evidence. And, so far, I haven't heard quite enough to personally draw conclusions about the COVID - 19.


But the editorial innocently lumped "population control theories" in with all the other wild & crazy ideas, and it's really a whole separate matter in itself. Whether COVID-19 is part of it or not, population control is very real. I wish it was just a theory...but it's not. China already has strict rules on how many children a couple can have, and a number of other countries around the world suppress births as well. But the future of worldwide population control goes much further than just restricting births. So...for the sake of those who don't yet know...please be aware of the following:


A. Agenda 21 - this is a United Nations plan to achieve "sustainable" development and use of resources. (Their target date has been extended from 2021 to 2030). But it sounds innocent, right? Well, look up the maps available on the internet - they have the entire United States mapped out. Large areas of our country - that are presently populated - are designated "Little or no human use.” Other areas are labeled "Buffer Zones" and highly regulated. Finally, if you look close, you see the areas labeled for "Normal" human habitation. And...guess what...the United States is a signatory to this plan.


B. International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) - this is the part of Agenda 21 that deals with "Local Governments for Sustainability.” And...guess what...hundreds of counties and cities in America have already signed on. A full dozen cities in nearby Maryland - but thankfully only two in West Virginia...so far.


C. Georgia Guidestones - some of you have likely heard of the "New World Order" (NWO). You know...one government...one government sponsored religion. Many people think this is a fairy tale. But, one look at the pictures of the Georgia Guidestones should convince you these people are as serious as a heart attack. This is a huge granite monument erected in 1980. Carved on these stones are the "Ten Commandments" for the NWO. (An obvious attempt to mimic and replace the original 10 commandments given to Moses). And these principles of life for the NWO are carved in eight languages, so this is not just some local monument.


Take a minute to read the first one: "Maintain Humanity Under 500,000,000 in Perpetual Balance With Nature.” Now...read that again. The first commandment is to hold the world population to under half a billion - despite the fact that we presently have 7.8 billion. Hmm...what has to happen to over 7 billion people? Well...they have to die...there's no other way to get the population down from 7.8 billion to less than half a billion.


I suppose it's a shock to realize there are those who actually want to reduce the world population by more than 90%. That such evil could exist in mankind just below the surface. And, overall, it's certainly a pretty sobering look into the future. (Maybe the near future). So...we need to hang onto a biblical perspective for comfort. Jesus said in Matthew 10:28 "...fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul...". And the Bible recorded thousands of years ago the world would face famine, pestilence, and much death as we entered into the end times. But...it all boils down to where we personally stand between John 3:16 versus John 3:18. Everything else pales in comparison to which one of those two verses applies to you and I. And...if you're unsure where you stand on that...my number is in the phone book.


Sincerely & respectfully,


Gary Klavuhn


Short Gap