Francis Berger has highlighted a crucial negative fact, easily missed: that the peck has not been imposed on everybody in the world.
Since early 2020 (and under the blanket excuse of the birdemic) there is a global System of totalitarian governance that has shown itself capable of rapidly (by mere diktat) imposing and enforcing international economic closures, house arrest of vast majorities, all manner of blocks to travel and basic human contact...
Furthermore, it is able to impose ludicrously incoherent and labile 'narratives' that disguise and justify its own activities - by a monolithic control of all mainstream news and social media sources.
In other words; we can observe here-and-now an orders-of-magnitude greater accumulation and concentration of both physical and psychological power than ever before in the history of the world.
Therefore, and given that opposition to this centralized and totalitarian power has been rare and feeble, it is quite reliably possible to infer the intentions behind those who wield this power. It is possible, in other words, to infer what the powers are trying to do from what they have done - and in particular from what they have Not done.
The peck has Not been forcibly imposed.
The world population has been compelled to do, and not to do, a zillion things since 2020.
Yet, people have not been forced to take the peck, despite that it certainly seems to be the number one agenda item for the global powers.
I assume that the peck is physically harmful and the ultimate (top level) motivation behind its introduction and promotion includes the intent to harm billions of people in various possible ways, including death.
Includes this intent - but the intent to harm physically is not the ultimate intent.
The ultimate intent is spiritual, not physical, harm - in other words the intent of the peck is damnation, not disease or death.
As Francis Berger has explained lucidly; the peck could have been imposed on everybody in the world, everywhere in the world, but it was not.
Many, many things have been imposed - but not the peck.
The powers clearly desperately want all the masses to agree to take the peck.
Propaganda to this effect is extreme, pervasive, unscrupulous, grossly dishonest, and relentless.
Vast and elaborate systems of incentives have been put into place - so that people are rewarded for asking to be pecked; while those who refuse the peck have been punished with multiple and severe sanctions.
Yet, the peck has not been imposed.
From this can be inferred that it is of vital importance to the powers that each person (as many as possible) makes a personal choice to take the peck.
Even the propaganda has been tailored in a personal way. It has been made a cause for celebration, an act of personal and moral development, of altruism and social solidarity. It is an officially-validated advertisement of virtue to take the peck.
Conversely, the peck-refusers are depicted as selfish, dumb, cowardly, psychopathic - evil.
All this makes clear (to spiritual discernment) that the peck is ultimately, but decisively, a spiritual choice - which in official materialist discourse translates as a choice of values.
The peck is presented officially as a spiritual choice, and it is seen as a spiritual choice by many serious Christian - indeed, by serious Christians of all denominations.
Therefor the choice about the peck is a choice of value-systems - which, for Christians, means a proxy for the choice between the two sides of God and Satan the spiritual war.
The dispute is about the nature of the two sides pro- and anti-peck. Which side is Good and which is evil?
The peck is a product of The System, and is being advocated and implemented by essentially-all major institutions, corporations, governments and media - everywhere in the world with unprecedented sustained aggression.
Therefore, one side in this spiritual war of values is clearly the side of The System.
Therefore, our choice about the peck is necessarily a decision either for, or against, The System; because compliance with the peck is a choice in favour of System values and goals.
Agreeing to the peck is a spiritual act of affiliation to The System, its values and spiritual intent.
Therefore, every Christian in the world needs to decide for himself whether The System is Good or evil; in service to God or Satan.
Every Christian needs to decide whether The System is motivated towards our salvation or damnation; our help or our harm.
Such choices always are personal, never can be compelled.
The System could have removed the peck from the arena of choice and forced it upon the world. But then it would not have been a spiritual choice.
Instead The System decided to leave the peck unenforced, exactly so that our choice of yes becomes a spiritual choice, a decision of affiliation to The System.
Because when The System is ultimately demonic; then to choose system values is also to choose our own damnation.
Note: It is, of course, possible for a Christian to repent any sin - any choice of affiliation to the side of evil - and thus attain salvation. But repentance has to be chosen -and that requires acknowledgement of having-sinned.
Evil must, like a vampire, be invited-in. The greater the degree of choice, the less the degree of compulsion - the less likely is repentance.
The peck strategy tries to present itself as-if mandatory, to provide an untrue excuse for peck-choosers; while ensuring that in reality consent has been chosen.
The peck-complier may say that he 'had to' take the peck, that he had 'no choice'; which rationalization conceals his own decisive act of consent, his own sin.
This insidious combination makes repentance less likely.