‘We Failed’: Danish Newspaper Provides Example of How to Rebuild Trust

“And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent.”—Acts 17:30

The medical authoritarian regime continues worldwide.

As Steve Kirsch notes on some of just the latest in authoritarianism, Germany is now threatening to shut down social media platforms because their pesky citizens might act independently and organize against tyranny. Here in America, the State of Washington is now threatening a year in prison for not following health dictators, including vax mandates, while Washington D.C. has started its vax passport program.

Of course, we can go on and on and on about the tyranny all around us, but this is a different piece. This is an article about true repentance and forgiveness, and a prime example of how we can re-establish trust.

As God commands us to repent for our sins, He also commands us to forgive those who are owed forgiveness. Matthew 6:15: “But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”

A newspaper in Denmark, Ekstra Bladet, deserves that forgiveness after issuing a full-throated apology for parroting the talking points of the authorities over the last two years under the COVID farce. It came with true contrition.

Could you imagine CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, etc. ever doing such a thing? Could you imagine it from The New York Times or any other mainstream media newspaper?

Of course not. But, it also begs the question that if any of those outlets did, would you forgive them?

This is the type of action needed to reestablish trust in a world gone mad. And it goes beyond just COVID authoritarianism. It applies to our everyday lives. We need both true contrition and a willingness to forgive.

The Jan. 6 Ekstra Bladet piece was headlined “We Failed.” The article is in Danish, but here’s the English translation:

For ALMOST two years, we — the press and the population — have been almost hypnotically preoccupied with the authorities’ daily coronavirus figures.

WE HAVE STARED at the oscillations of the number pendulum when it came to infected, hospitalized and died with corona. And we have been given the significance of the pendulum’s smallest movements laid out by experts, politicians and authorities, who have constantly warned us about the dormant corona monster under our beds. A monster just waiting for us to fall asleep so it can strike in the gloom and darkness of the night.

THE CONSTANT mental alertness has worn off tremendously on all of us. That is why we — the press — must also take stock of our own efforts. And we have failed.

WE HAVE NOT been vigilant enough at the garden gate when the authorities were required to answer what it actually meant that people are hospitalized with corona and not because of corona. Because it makes a difference. A big difference. Exactly, the official hospitalization numbers have been shown to be 27 percent higher than the actual figure for how many there are in the hospital, simply because they have corona. We only know that now.

OF COURSE, it is first and foremost the authorities who are responsible for informing the population correctly, accurately and honestly. The figures for how many are sick and died of corona should, for obvious reasons, have been published long ago, so we got the clearest picture of the monster under the bed.

IN ALL, the messages of the authorities and politicians to the people in this historic crisis leave much to be desired. And therefore they lie as they have ridden when sections of the population lose confidence in them.

ANOTHER example: The vaccines are consistently referred to as our ‘superweapon.’ And our hospitals are called ‘super hospitals.’ Nevertheless, these super-hospitals are apparently maximally pressured, even though almost the entire population is armed with a super-weapon. Even children have been vaccinated on a huge scale, which has not been done in our neighboring countries.

IN OTHER WORDS, there is something here that does not deserve the term ‘super.’ Whether it’s the vaccines, the hospitals, or a mixture of it all, is every man’s bid. But at least the authorities’ communication to the population in no way deserves the term ‘super.’ On the contrary.

Content syndicated from TheLibertyLoft.com with permission.

Seth Hancock