805 political prisoners in Cuba; Fairfax, VA schools approve of 2 p*rn books, Samaritan’s Purse dispatched three units to help tornado-hit people

It’s Tuesday, December 14th, A.D. 2021. Only 11 days left ‘til Christmas, and this is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com.  I’m Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com)

By Kevin Swanson

Myanmar army murdered pastor

Another pastor from the Chin state has been murdered by the Myanmar military junta.

Myanmar Now reports that 26-year-old Salai Kyar, who was ministering at Thet Key Tuang Christian Congregation, was tortured to death while being interrogated by the army.

Stories of villagers being burned alive have been carried on major media outlets like the L.A. Times, Reuters, and NBC. And the Chin Human Rights Organization counts at least 22 churches have now been burned or destroyed.

The Myanmar Army is made up chiefly of the Burman ethnic group, the worldview of which is primarily Buddhist. In addition to the Muslim Rohingyas in the Rakhine State, the army continues to persecute the Christian people among the Chin, the Kachin, and the Karen tribes.

Their actions represent some of the worst human rights abuses in the world.

Samaritan’s Purse dispatched three units to help tornado-hit people

The death toll from Friday night’s Quad-state tornado has exceeded 90.

Samaritan Purse has dispatched three Disaster Response Units—tractor trailers loaded with equipment and supplies to the hardest-hit areas. You can support the effort at SamaritansPurse.org.

Then Jesus arose and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water. And they ceased, and there was a calm. . . and His disciples marveled,  saying to one another, “Who can this be? For He commands even the winds and water, and they obey Him!” (Luke 8:24-25)

Natural disasters hurting amplifying troubled American economy

In the providence of God, natural disasters are taking a toll on an already damaged American economy.

Hurricane Ida caused $65 billion in damage back in September and killed 115 people in its path as it blew from Louisiana into New York.

That February cold snap in Texas produced some $21 billion in damage and 172 deaths.  And Accuweather is putting California’s fire damage this year at $70-$90 billion.

The National Centers for Environmental Information puts this year as the 2nd or 3rd worst for billion-dollar disasters in the last 41 years.  The other bad years were 2020, 2018, 2017, and 2005.

Counting “billion-dollar events”, the National Centers for Environmental Information put 2020 and 2021 as the worst years in recorded history for the United States.

Fairfax, VA schools approve of 2 porno books

Fairfax County, Virginia public schools, the largest school district in America, has reviewed two pornographic books promoting various homosexual perversions. Sadly, it declared them appropriate for children.

Interestingly, the complainant in the case, a mother named Stacy Langton, who is supportive of homosexuality, considered this pornography over the top for kids, reports the Washington Post.

Ephesians 5:11 reminds us to “have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret.”

805 political prisoners in Cuba

Is Cuba getting more repressive?

The Prisoners Defenders now lists 805 political prisoners incarcerated in Cuba. That’s up from 134 a year ago, December 2020.

Freedom House monitors freedom trends in nations around the world.  In 2021, Myanmar, Belarus, Azerbaijan, and Kyrgystan were the nations that lost freedoms fastest. Also losing freedoms in 2021, included the United States, Australia, Germany, Columbia, India, Indonesia, Libya, Nigeria, and Mexico.

New Israeli study: Natural immunity from COVID 6 times better than shot

Another Israeli study affirms the effectiveness of natural, God-given immunity to COVID-19.

The upshot is that during the 6-8 month period after the corresponding event, infection rates were more than six times higher among vaccinated individuals than among those who had been previously infected.  The stats were 89 per 100,000 people for the vaccinated vs. only 14 per 100,000 people for those previously infected with COVID.

Companies inflate own stock by buying it back

Companies are buying back their own stock at higher rates than ever, artificially inflating the value of their companies by an estimated $832 billion for 2021.

That compares to an average annual cost of $480 billion a year of stock buybacks between 2012 and 2020.

Meanwhile, the CEOs of big companies, typically known as “The Insiders”, are dumping their stocks.

Wolf Street reports that, just before Thanksgiving, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sold 50% of his  stock in the company in one day. Zero Hedge reports that 90 public company officers dumped over $100 million in shares in 2021, compared to an average of 30 officers dumping shares over the previous five years.

Company insiders sold out $16 billion in November, as compared to an average $2 billion per month over the previous six years.

Bitcoin varied 76% vs Gold varied 11% in last year

Bitcoin, the world’s largest decentralized digital currency, has climbed over $60,000 twice, and dipped below $47,0000 four times just in the last twelve months.

Gold prices have varied about 11% on average, while Bitcoin has varied 76% on average over the last year.

The collapse of the American nuclear family

And finally, The UK Daily Mail reports on the collapse of the nuclear family in America.

Only 17.8% of households are made up of married couples and children under 18 years of age. That’s down from 40% in 1970. Plus, it represents another one percent drop from 2020.

In 1960, 87% of American adults lived with a spouse.  Only 50% of adults live with a spouse today.


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California loses 340 businesses totalling $140 billion/year

California is on tap to lose 150 corporations in 2021, adding up to 340 lost businesses since Gavin Newsom was elected governor in 2018.

States gaining these businesses were the more conservative states including Texas, Tennessee, Arizona, and Nevada.

The Hoover Institute Study concluded that the motivating factors are high taxes, high regulations, and high labor costs.

As a result of this exodus of California businesses, the Golden State will lose $140 billion in one year. That’s about 5% of its gross state product.