Preparedness Notes for Thursday — April 1, 2021

I was saddened to hear of the death of G. Gordon Liddy. (Pictured, circa 1964 sans his trademark moustache, of his later years.) He passed away on March 30th, at age 90.  When he interviewed me on his radio show, it was obvious that he’d read my novel Patriots. He had a sharp mind and a keen wit. He will be missed.

Yesterday, I happened to catch a National Pravda Radio (NPR) news item about his death. It was written in a critical and trivializing tone.  For example, the commentator mentioned Liddy’s syndicated radio show (but not its tremendous popularity), his acting, and said that Liddy “…tried to write a few books…” Well, they also failed to mention that most of those were New York Times bestsellers, and that his most popular book Will, sold more than a million copies, and was made into a movie!

April 1st, 1886 was the birthday of Arthur W. Pink (pictured), who died 15 July 1952 and was an English Christian evangelist and excellent Reformed Biblical scholar. It was his meticulously referenced arguments in his book, The Sovereignty of God, that first convinced me of the truth of the doctrine of Election.

April 1st is also both April Fool’s Day and (unofficially) Molly Ivins Day. The latter refers to this key verse: “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.” (Psalm 14:1 KJV)

SurvivalBlog Writing Contest

Today we present the first entry for Round 94 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest.

But first, we are announcing the prize winners for Round 93. (No foolin’!) The same set of prizes will be awarded for Round 94.