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Is the United States is the only country with lockdown protests?
And, HEY, II! Please don’t just read what I post here (or anywhere), and nod your head sagely or approvingly and then move on to other things. I don’t post in order to affirm your sense of things. I post in order to equip you with perspectives and arguments with which to educate others, and in the expectation that you will forward my posts to other people (or direct them to those posts). PLEASE do those things.
We won’t win by YOU knowing what I present. We will win by LOTS OF OTHERS knowing what I present.
What REAL America Looks Like
I’m SO tired of feeling stuck on the set of a low-budget horror film… or trapped in an insane asylum…
THE PHOTO ABOVE is of the excellent Jeremy Lee’s picture window, and what a picture it is! American as apple pie, and 1000% healthier than the cramped and creepy little spider-hole that every pearl-clutching idiot victimized by panic propaganda and the opportunistic political hacks exploiting it has been pushing on this great country.
Jeremy urges everyone to produce his or her own window sign announcing their true feelings, and I heartily second that notion. Statements like these should be everywhere– in windows, on yard signs, on vehicles, and even on T-shirts. I don’t know if Michael’s or Joann’s are open, or if they have succumbed to the Blob, but even if the latter, white T-shirts and magic markers can be gotten at any Meijer’s or Walmart…
THAT SAID, AND WITHOUT IN ANY WAY DIMINISHING my heartfelt “Namaste” to Jeremy and everyone else making virtuous statements like his, I have to take things a step further today. At the time of this posting, we are on the eve of the 60th day of “lockdown”. That’s 60 days during which grossly-illegal edicts from “officials” in various posts across America have been fastened upon us, and have been ferociously eating away at our substance.
That “eating away” is being concealed somewhat by the accompanying illegal acts of printing vast new deeply-inflationary amounts of pretend money which is being passed out to people who have been ordered to watch their businesses and jobs wither away into dust, as though they (the people, the businesses and the jobs) belonged to the state, which can, therefore, destroy them at its pleasure.
EVEN MORE SIGNIFICANT is the eating-away at American understanding of the rule of law. During the last 60 days millions of younger Americans– who have never been taught, in the government schools to which they were delivered every day throughout their formative years, a single valid thing about where “officials” get their authority and how it is constrained– have been being conditioned to accept the notion that people and people’s businesses belong to the state, which can, therefore, destroy them at its pleasure.
The assault on America taking place today is as serious as a heart attack, and it is worsening in the harm it is already doing and the further harm it threatens for the future each and every day you allow it to go on.
WHAT’S MORE, be aware that the little bits of “easing” of the illegal oppressions that have lately taken place here and there are actually worsening the situation.
Such “easings” reinforce the message that what is “locked down” and what isn’t, and to what degree in each case, is the rightful decision of government officials. Further, the “easings” allow people to delude themselves into concluding that the oppressions really aren’t so bad and can be overlooked, ’cause it’ll all turn out okay in the end.
In short, the “easings” acclimate even those who have been chafing under the harness to usurpations by the state. They sow confusion in many minds as to what is lawful under the Constitution. They sow confusion as to what can or should be tolerated and what cannot be, and should instead excite a good American’s stern and unyielding resistance.
The security of our liberties (such as we have left) won’t long survive such confusion becoming ingrained in much of the population. Understanding what is and isn’t lawful, and being free from any confusion on the question, is really important for American republic health.
SO, HAS EVERY ONE OF YOU READ this information? Do so.
Do so again, even if you have already seen it, or think you have. It’s REALLY important that you know plainly and confidently that what is being done by every official who even merely threatens to arrest anyone who exercises any of his or her rights is without authority and that to submit to any of it is a violation of your duty as a good American and a good person.
As Thomas Jefferson said, in no way whatever meaning it as just a pithy turn of phrase, “Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.”
After you’ve done that reading or re-reading, SEND AN EMAIL OR TEXT SHARING THE LINK WITH EVERY SINGLE PERSON YOU CAN!! It’s important that you understand and are confident in your understanding of the law. But it is DOUBLY important that you SHARE THAT KNOWLEDGE AND CONFIDENCE WITH OTHERS, and encourage them to do the same.
Everyone whose email address or text number that you have needs to be reminded or awakened to the fact that the whole idea of Constitutions is that even if huge majorities decide that something is now a great– or even critically-important– idea, it still can’t lawfully be done if it violates any Constitutional prohibition. Each such prohibition was put in place after deep, highly-educated and sober consideration, in light of long experience with despots and demagogues, and in recognition that the principles and powers thus secured are more critical to the well-being of the people than any momentary threat which might arguably be addressed by the prohibition’s disregard.
OK, THAT COVERS THE LAW. Now, let’s talk about science.
I know you’ve all seen– to the point of vomiting– the same smarmy officials who are guilty of promoting or committing the illegal “lockdown” decrees making noises with their mouths about the importance of decision-making being driven by “the science”. Well, ok…
Let’s leave aside the absurdity of treating someone else’s notion (or theory or computer model) of what is or is not “wise” or “prudent” as the determinant of whether the government must respect your rights. Let’s look at what “the science”– that is, the actual factual record– shows us.
What we see in the actual fact record– shown here, here and especially here, for instance– is that C19 is just a particularly mild version of the seasonal flu. The actual death rate, corrected for the officially-encouraged rampant figure-padding by which it is plagued (pun intended), is very low and is far-and-away concentrated exclusively in an elderly demographic which is at all times in a state of vulnerability whether C19 is about or not.
What we see in the actual fact record is a disease we are well-accustomed to handling as a matter of routine, without “lockdowns”, “social distancing”, “mandatory masking” or “contact tracing”, and without massive money-printing or bailouts.
We see in the actual fact record a minor disease for which there is no imperative for the development of a vaccine. This is true both because the disease is not a threat of any kind to 90% of the population, and in light of the fact that even when coronavirus vaccines have been developed and encouraged for other variants, few people consider them worth taking and they have proven to be only marginally-to-somewhat effective even in those who get them, as admitted even by the CDC:
To sum up, “the science”– never a proper metric by which government’s obligation of respect for Americans’ rights can be measured even if it plausibly predicted we all would die unless we do as we’re told in any event– says that everything that has been done by hobgoblin-flogging “officials” has been irrational and unjustified and even bat-shit crazy anyway, even without consideration of the fact that those “officials” lacked valid authority for doing any of it.
NOW, TO RETURN TO MY MAIN POINT from those needed debunks of the lame and lying pretenses by which the bad actors in this drama attempt to justify themselves: What is going on in America today has passed the point of forbearance. Being vocal and otherwise expressive (as in Jeremy Lee’s excellent signage, above) is good and proper. But it is no longer enough.
It is time for Americans to stop playing along with the idea that what is going on is a benign and acceptable usurpation that either is meant to be for our own good or is accomplishing anything which is, on balance good at all. It is certainly NOT accomplishing anything good, on balance– rather, it is doing HUGE HARM each and every moment. And there is plenty of evidence that it is not even really intended to do anything but serve certain narrow agendas against the contrary interests of most Americans, if not simply to set up pretexts for huge handovers of public money to favored clients of Leviathan.
It is time for Americans to stop putting up with this.
Sadly, Americans with brains in their heads have been cowed into ruinous quiescence, waiting endlessly for the personal abuses and the economic and legal destruction to end of their own accord. But the record of world history tells us that they will not. As Frederick Douglass wisely observed many years ago:
“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them, and these will continue till they have been resisted with either words or blows or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they suppress.”
The quiescence must end.
I CAN’T SAY WHAT ANYONE SHOULD DO (other than really, really, really spread the word on how each weary-of-tyranny American can act to shrink the Leviathans that have imposed these harms upon us all). But I can point out the wrongness of snowflake accusations that people who don’t “social distance” or mask themselves are “selfish” when it is those who support throwing others out of work and out of their businesses in hope of protecting themselves from getting sick that are really the selfish ones.
Such selfishness should be called out, in my opinion.
I can point out that businesses impose “mask” requirements and “social distancing” nonsense on their own call, at least in many places. Even here in Michigan, which has become a poster-child for how deep and broad oppressive and irrational government decrees can get, a refusal to abide by these demands merely gives the store owner the state’s permission to throw out a noncompliant customer.
It might accomplish a lot for such store owners to be told in no uncertain terms that the first of their category to no longer make such demands will be the new shopping destination of the aggrieved customer, who will never return thereafter.
I can point out that one of the most heartwarming things I have seen over the last few weeks has been a video of perhaps 150 Californians milling about in discontent on the boardwalk of a closed beach swarm onto the shingle (and in many cases into the forbidden water, too) as soon as one brave woman defied the considerable police presence on the scene, took her protest sign out onto the sand, and began to be arrested by three cops.
THIS COMMENTARY HAS BECOME LONG, and though I could go on and on, thanks to the subject matter and my passion for it, I will bring it to a close. But I will do so with an invitation to everyone to read just a little more.
What I offer now are the words of the great 20th Century thinker C.S. Lewis (to which I have added a few at the end related to the subject of the tax but which are in their essence just as apt to the currently raging C19 scam). I think you will enjoy it and I think that perhaps you will find much of value to be taken from it.
Click on the image below to access the document, and bless you all:
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