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By: Dr. Katherine Albrecht, Ed. D.

Fort Fairfield Journal, April 21, 2010

My fifty cent word of the day is inure. It means to cause someone to become accustomed to something. You know, you walk into a house and it smells really funny for the first twenty minutes, then after a couple of hours you don't even notice it, you have become inured to the smell - you don't notice it anymore. Or, you walk into somebody's office and there's an annoying noise of a jackhammer across the street. After a while, you no longer notice it because you have become inured to it. When you are inured, your brain just kind of shuts off the annoyance and doesn't notice it any longer.

Human beings are extraordinarily adaptable. There's pretty much nothing that a human being cannot adapt to over time. What has me really concerned is things that we should really be looking at and feeling continual and constant disgust about, like the filth that passes for entertainment on television, or the violent garbage in movies and advertising, are beginning to fall into the background and become accepted as normal.

The only consistent thing in life is change. Since the changes are so incremental, we fail to notice them in many cases, sort of like the old cliché of the “frog boiling in the pot of water.”

If we could take ten year leaps in time, instead of these daily, hourly, “minutely” leaps forward in time, I think we would be able to recognize the dangerous and destructive changes in our society better than we do if we just live through them. For example if we could leap in ten year increments from 1700 and work our way forward ten years at a time, I think we would really become aware of the nature of the kind of things that we are seeing, without becoming inured to them.

A recent poll in Germany showed one in four people would be willing to accept a microchip implant. Now, ten years ago it would have been very difficult to find anyone would accept an implantable microchip. But, with marketing and advertising portraying something as obscene and disgusting as a microchip implant as if it were in vogue, normal and acceptable, over time people will become accustomed to it. They will become inured. It starts as something repulsive, then changes to something controversial, then debatable, then acceptable. This happens over years and decades, but the social programmers who are bringing us this change are very patient and methodical.

I made a decision when I was eight years old to try to watch for the Mark of the Beast. I did that by observing things in the world around me and taking a mental snapshot of what my world looked like. I do that periodically from time to time and compare those snapshots to each other. This enables me to see the trends much more clearly than most people who have allowed themselves to become inured to the dangerous and destructive trends our society is undergoing.

This is a very helpful thing to do because it helps you to see the degree, direction and nature of the change. We should all try not to become inured to these trends, but to recognize them and be concerned about them as our society progresses forward toward the Mark of the Beast and all of the horrible command and control systems it will be setting up against us through government, church and society.

This editorial was transcribed and adapted for print from a recent Katherine Albrecht radio program, by David Deschesne, with her permission.  Dr. Katherine Albrecht, Ed. D. is a syndicated radio talk show host on the Genesis Communication Network. Listen to her program live daily, or download her podcast for listening at any time at www.gcnlive.com Katherine’s website is:  www.katherinealbrecht.com