I have said this countless times: the Left doesn’t care about facts or evidence. They can see clearly that masks and lockdowns do not work and only hurt the states that they are supposed to be working for, but since the lockdowns let them be little dictators, they have no real interest in doing the right thing.
Look at California, for example. Despite all the grandstanding about wanting to “flatten the curve” and “stopping the spread of COVID-19” (and, by the way, don’t overlook the fact that they moved the goalposts from “slowing” the spread to “stopping” the spread, which is an impossible task to retain power), the state has the most Chinese coronavirus cases by far of any state, easily producing 17% of the nation’s infections.
California is the most populous state, at nearly 40 million people living there, but it also has 1.4 million active cases, which is roughly 3.5% of the population. The state with the second highest tally is Florida, which has 609,000 active cases out of a population of 21.9 million, or 2.7% of its population. Both populous states have active case percentages relative to population that are fairly close to one another, and yet, have completely different approaches to dealing with the virus.
MultiState has a ranking for how open each state is, and rank Alaska as the most open state, though it’s tied with Florida and South Dakota (openness scores of “96” each, so a virtual tie). California, like I said, has the strictest measures and thus, ranks at number 50 for openness out of 50 states in the Union.
Furthermore, according to Foundation for Economic Education, “on a per capita basis, Californian’s (sic) active cases are about 30 percent higher than Florida, which has virtually no restrictions in place.”
Despite the demonstrable fact that lockdowns don’t work, many governors, both Republican and Democrat (though, in some cases, they can just be referred to as “The Party”), choose to repeatedly implement stricter and stricter lockdown measures.
The FEE theorizes that part of the reason as to why is for politicians’ own ability of self-preservation. They want to appear in-charge and like they are doing something to take the virus seriously, even if they leave countless bodies along the way. Gov. Cuomo signed an executive order on March 25, 2020, which was basically a death sentence for countless old people in retirement and nursing homes, but because he was posturing as taking the virus seriously (and because he’s a Democrat, so the media has no real reason to be harsh with him), he was considered to be a good enough leader as to receive awards for how he has dealt with the virus.
He even believed his own hype so much that he wrote a book about what a good job he had done… right before New York saw another surge in cases.
That theory about self-preservation makes sense when you consider some spineless Republican governors being so willing to strip people’s civil liberties and rights so that they appear to be “taking the virus seriously.” Gov. Kristy Noem and Gov. Ron DeSantis received plenty of flack from both the media and politicians for choosing liberty over tyranny, being painted as “violent” governors who would doom their states.
Nearly a year since the pandemic began, and anyone with a working brain would far prefer to live in South Dakota or Florida than in California or New York.
Freedom-loving governors understand the science behind the Chinese coronavirus and understand that lockdowns have little to no effect on the spread and effectiveness of the virus. They understand that much of the world has been bamboozled by the “experts” who have profited tremendously from this pandemic. Seriously, the Chinese coronavirus is the single best thing to ever happen to people like Fauci, Birx, Tedros, and (though he’s not an expert) Xi Jinping. It’s the best thing to ever happen to socialistic politicians whom have dreamed for the ability to rule people’s lives. It’s the best thing to ever happen to the uberwealthy like Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, etc.
Their good fortune comes from the average Joe’s suffering. Your misery is their profit.
It’s funny, really. Coming from a socialistic family, my mother was often told that “the rich stole from the poor to get their wealth.” In a capitalistic society, that is obviously baloney. The rich are often the ones who innovate and put things into markets which people want to buy in great demand. But in a socialistic society, what they say is 100% true. Though they initially amassed wealth by other means, people like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, etc. have only gotten wealthier BECAUSE of the unconstitutional lockdowns which have snuffed out smaller businesses.
Your local mom and pop shop isn’t allowed to reopen, but the big boys in the grocery industry like Walmart, Target, Publix, etc. have always been allowed to operate, even if with some restrictions.
A small cake shop can’t operate, but a massive Walmart with its own dessert section is allowed to function with almost no issues.
They may have gotten their wealth by selling marketable goods (except for Zuckerberg who was almost certainly taking money from Soros), but they have grown their wealth exponentially in the last year solely because of the monopolies which they own and because of the inability for anyone to even LEGALLY compete with them.
Our society is quickly becoming feudalistic, with certain rights and privileges being exclusively owned by the ruling class. The death of small businesses and of the middle class are the best things that could happen to the wealthy and the powerful, so what reason do heartless politicians have to reopen sincerely?
We were initially told that we would be locked down for 15 days. It’s been nearly a year.
We were initially told we had to “flatten the curve”. It was flattened many times for many states, some of which chose to not reopen at any capacity.
We were initially told to “slow the spread of the virus”. It was then changed to “stop the spread of the virus” which is an impossible task unless you planned to lock up every single person in their homes forever.
We were initially told that we’d be able to go back to normal once we had vaccines widely available. We have numerous vaccines widely available (I don’t trust them, but we have them) and many states have few plans to reopen. Fauci even moved those goal posts, saying that even with the vaccines, we still needed to adhere to the guidelines of mask-wearing and social distancing.
If those guidelines still have to be followed after people take the vaccine, then what’s the point of the vaccine? It’s supposed to be immunization which ought to last at least a good few years (and yes, I think flu shots are a scam if you have to take them every freaking year). So if you’re immune, why would you still need to wear a mask and social distance?
“Masks are supposed to protect others, not ourselves,” the liberal will argue. But there is no evidence of asymptomatic spread. So if I show no symptoms (and I very well shouldn’t if I have taken the vaccine and it’s effective), then why should I keep wearing a mask? I wouldn’t be spreading anything to anyone else. And even assuming every single person in the country takes the vaccine, I can guarantee you those “guidelines” will remain in place.
What they intend to do with this pandemic is similar to what the warhawks have done with the never-ending wars: provide b.s. reasons to remain in the Middle East and to continue fighting. The b.s. reasons they give for continuing the never-ending wars is that we are “keeping our enemies at bay” or “we are bringing democracy to those places” or “we are fighting there so that they don’t bring the fight to our shores”, etc. etc.
The b.s. reasons they give for keeping these measures are “to keep people safe” and “to ensure that more people don’t die from this deadly virus.” The virus is barely deadly and has demonstrably been overcounted in death tolls (remember, only 6% of the total died FROM the virus. The others died with it, and the tally counts people who died from gunshot wounds and falling from great heights).
The people who now have power see a great opportunity with this pandemic. So long as they can continue selling the idea that they are doing things for “the greater good”, they can continue to try and convince their people to not resist against them. After all, anyone who would challenge those who are “just trying to keep people safe” must be a terrorist and insurrectionist, right?
The good news is that we outnumber them greatly. There will be a breaking point for them. You can only rule people so harshly for so long before you get serious pushback. I just hope the military is not so infested with Leftists that it would gleefully turn against the citizens of this nation.
“But Peter and the apostles answered, ‘We must obey God rather than men.’”
It might be cliched to compare this stuff to George Orwell’s “1984”, but one can hardly avoid making the comparisons, seeing as the Left has taken that book as an instruction manual for how to operate. But it’s not just the elected Left which employs this junk. Leftists in the private sector and in academia also operate much like Big Brother, in some cases even issuing “newspeak” whenever they see fit.
This is what the University of Michigan has done recently, and this is far from the only time I have talked about that craphole of an “institute for higher learning.” In the past, they have both had black students self-segregate and had faculty organizing a “whites-only” café. Now, their Ministry of Truth, the “Words Matter Task Force”, has issued a list of “inclusive language” terms for the purposes of replacing current terms they deem “offensive.”
The following image shows this list:
There is plenty here for me to go over, but I will only talk about a few of them, so as to not make this article needlessly long.
First, of course, there is the replacing of “man” and “men”, as well as “girl/gal,” and “boy/guy.” Because these people want to do away with the biological fact that there are only two genders, they replace those natural words with “people” and “person” or just the man or woman’s name. Nothing different from what we have seen before, but it’s egregious that I am this accustomed to the destruction of objective fact for the purposes of wokeism.
Then, there are things like “blacklist/whitelist” and “black-and-white thinking”, which I assume are only on this list because they include the colors “black” and “white”. The thing is that neither of those terms are in reference to race. “Blacklist” comes from the 1610s, and was in reference to disgrace, censure or punishment. In 1884, it was largely used by employers to make lists of workers they considered to be troublesome, usually due to union activity. It has nothing to do with black people in general, and “whitelist” has nothing to do with white people.
The same applies to “black-and-white thinking”. That phrase is about thinking in absolute extremes, such as thinking that one is “absolutely perfect and flawless” or “is the devil in the flesh.” It’s usually used in the context of people saying “reality isn’t so black-and-white,” meaning that it’s not as clear-cut as someone is alleging it is. For example, most fairy tales and stories are pretty black and white, because you know who the good guys are – and such people always do good things – and who the bad guys are – and such people always do bad things. Again, nothing to do with race.
Not that it matters, of course. Leftists often think along superficial lines, and see the terms “black” and “white” always in the context of race and not the colors themselves, even if their actual context is not within race.
The term “brown bag” is likely also a result of this line of thinking. They ban it because they think of brown people when they think of a brown bag (which tells you how racist these people are), instead of the fact that the phrase “brown bag” is in reference to lunch and how lunch is often times carried in a paper bag which happens to be brown. Maybe lunch should now be carried in silver plastic bags so as to not offend these snowflakes, but then they would whine at you for “killing the planet,” so you really can’t win with these people.
There is also the term “grandfathered”, which is seemingly due to the grandfather clause used in the Jim Crow south to give white people an advantage when voting over black people, but there is a very clear issue with this line of thinking: if that term can be connected with that clause, then couldn’t the actual familial relationship of a grandfather – and thus, the concept of a grandfather – also be problematic?
I wouldn’t be surprised if the Left started pushing for that idea – that grandfathers are problematic – largely because of both the gender of grandfathers and the age (the Left hates old people, as evidenced by Cuomo and Whitmer’s acts against them in their states).
Later on, there is also the terms “honey, sweetheart, sweetie”, possibly because the Left has no idea of the concept of love and seemingly hate pet names.
Seriously, what the hell is wrong with “honey” or “sweetheart”, etc.? Sassy black women and gay men tend to mock those they disagree with by saying “oh, honey,” so wouldn’t this list be an attempt at limiting their vocabulary?
By the same token, why is “long time, no see” problematic? Its origin is in Chinese Pidgin English, supposedly from a short story in 1892 where a Chinese girl, during a conversation with someone, said “I think I go see my mamma today. Long time no see.” Is it problematic because of its origin or because of the kind of broken English you sometimes stereotypically hear from Chinese migrants? I’m willing to bet it’s for that reason, but frankly, no one means any sort of offense by saying it.
Even I did not know of its Chinese English origins until I looked it up, so I doubt most people would know about it and willingly be trying to mock Chinese migrants with it. Either way, it’s ridiculous that the University of Michigan would be banning these words and phrases. I guess they want to cull even phrases originated by migrants, much like they have culled the accomplishments of black people by getting rid of Aunt Jemima from the company’s products.
There is also the term “native” which is rather funny for me to see here. I can only imagine ignorant college students attacking Christopher Columbus for “killing” the Built-in Americans, or the Innate Americans. They clearly were largely talking about things, and not the race of Native Americans, but they were making this change because of the race, not in spite of it, so I can’t help but make that funny little connection. In order to not offend Native Americans, these people thought it would be wise to call other things which are not in relation to Native Americans (which, by the way, is a term created by the Left to replace the word “Indians” or “Indian Americans”, so they are trying to replace a term that THEY created to REPLACE ANOTHER TERM) because they thought it would offend those people.
Makes sense, considering their relentless attack on the Washington Redskins, who ultimately caved and embarrassingly are comfortable with having the temporary name of “Washington Football Team,” even though the vast majority of Native Americans did not have an issue with the name to begin with. Woke people do “good” things for minorities, even if the minorities don’t want those things.
Finally, there is the term “picnic”, which is also a bit of a headscratcher as to why it’s here. The UK Daily Mail suggests that the reason that term is here is because of “false suggestions on the internet that it originates from the racist, extrajudicial killings of African Americans.”
So these apparently “anti-racist” people chose the term “picnic” because it kind of sounds like “pick a n-word?” The term’s actual etymology is 17th century France, where the word “pique-nique” is used to describe social gatherings in which people contribute some amount of food… like a typical English picnic, in other words.
These Leftists really can’t help but see race in everything, even the most mundane and innocent of things like “picnic” just because, to the mind of a Leftist, it sounds like “pick a n-word” for the purposes of lynching them. Before today, I had never made that kind of connection, but then again, I’m not an insane Leftist who is outright conspiratorial about the meaning and etymology of certain words and phrases.
Maybe we should also ban the words “black” and “white” outright, despite them simply being colors, because they can be used in relation to race. Maybe we should also ban the word “person” because it has “son” in it. Maybe we should ban the word “window” because it has “win” in it and that promotes a spirit of competition and capitalism.
Who knows what other “newspeak” these Leftists will come up with to further choke freedom of speech? And you know that that’s the end goal. The UK Daily Mail noted that “It’s not clear if there will be any penalties for staff who don’t abide by the recommendations.” However, that’s hardly the point. The point isn’t to penalize staff for not using it – it’s to shift the entire culture to ensure that they are used and that punishments will be dealt by people, not official authorities.
For example, it’s not outright necessary to mandate the use of masks everywhere, because those who wear masks will, at least in some cases, outright yell at those not wearing masks and shame them into wearing one. Such people are not concerned with the inefficiencies of masks – matter of fact, they will 100% believe that masks work because that’s what “the experts” and “science” are saying, and anyone who doesn’t listen to them is an “ignorant science denier” at best and a “dangerous, lunatic serial killer” at worst.
Seriously, these lunatics will get right into people’s faces to yell at them to social distance and wear a mask. They carry measuring tape with them to make sure people stay 6ft apart (and such measurements can only be taken by breaking that guideline themselves, but they will never acknowledge that hypocrisy).
Maybe the university will issue punishments for members of their staff, and maybe even their students, for not adjusting to their “newspeak”, but that’s hardly the long-term goal. The purpose of this is to shift an entire culture towards doling out the punishments themselves, leading people to snitch on each other not unlike in “1984”.
As outright funny as it is to find some of the items on that list, what’s not funny is the blatant attempt at censorship by these groups of people. What’s worse is their push for making it so normal and “righteous” that they lead normal people themselves to be the gatekeepers and guardians of these rules.
Big Brother was only as powerful as it was because it managed to convince just about their entire populace to accept their new rules as being “just” and “fair” and “good”. The period before the “revolution” is regarded, even by those who question BB, as having been filled with injustice and unfairness. And those who do question BB are treated as outright traitors by the people.
Similarly, the Left’s aim is to convince just about the entire populace to accept their new rules, which they claim are “just” and “fair” and “good,” and are in direct opposition to this supposed period of “injustice” and “unfairness.”
Again, it may be cliched to compare the current situation with Orwell’s work, but one can hardly avoid doing so when they see these very things happening. I see the Left attempting to become Big Brother, doing many of the same things BB did, so I can’t help but note the parallels here.
We are obviously not quite there yet, as my own opposition to this sort of Big Brother is allowed to exist and I am not being sent to a secretive reeducation facility to “admit” to my “crimes” and to make me “love” Big Brother “again”. But there are a lot of similarities here with that work of fiction, which I can clearly see some people want to bring into reality.
Here’s hoping we can put a stop to all of that before it’s too late.
“But Peter and the apostles answered, ‘We must obey God rather than men.’”
Frankly, I originally did not intend to be writing about the useless crap our government wastes our money on so soon after the omnibus bill (which President Trump thankfully vetoed because he is a real patriot), but Sen. Rand Paul’s annual report on government waste was released around the same time of the release of that article, and I kind of want to make this an annual series (for as long as either the government keeps wasting money or I am alive, with the latter being more likely).
And similar to last year’s report, I will talk about only a few things on this report, though the report itself is utterly chockful of other wasteful spending that I would like to get to but doing so would make this article unnecessarily lengthy.
So let’s begin with some of the asinine crap that the government wasted our tax-payer dollars on:
There is a real and sick push out there on the Left to force you into subsistence all for the sake of “saving the planet” from “man-made climate change.” You, the peasant, are responsible for killing the planet, which involves eating meat and stuff like that, so you must be willing to eat bugs like an animal or like people in extremely poor African nations in order to rectify that. Meanwhile, the elites get to enjoy bigger and bigger supplies of rich meat and other delicacies, and will even justify their better lifestyle as them “fighting for the planet,” by telling you how to live a “greener” lifestyle. It’s utter bullcrap, but they will see just how far they can push us on this and how much we are willing to swallow (pun kind of intended).
2. $36M to find out why stress makes hair turn gray.
A Harvard study from January of 2020 shows that it’s the fight-or-flight response triggered under stress that can lead to permanent changes in stem cells that influence the hair’s color. I can only assume that at least some of the money spent by the government went to Harvard in researching this, but I have to ask: why? Why waste money on this? If scientists have the curiosity to find this stuff out, fair enough, but why do taxpayers have to pay for this research?
3. $6.9M using cancer research money for the purposes of creating… a “smart toilet.”
Twitter is already a craphole, so I suppose that the government wanted to see if they could interact in the septic social media while actually taking a crap. But this one is particularly special. You see, this is not only extremely asinine, as hardly anyone needs a “smart toilet”, whatever that means, but this is also rather insulting and repulsive not merely due to the subject matter but due to the reappropriation of funds used for such a purpose. Taking money from cancer research to create a “smart toilet” is what a crap government does (pun very much intended that time), and one that could hardly care about the people suffering from the horrible disease.
4. $3.4M to send messages to moms to stop their teenage daughters from indoor tanning.
I can only imagine the phone bill of the U.S. government if they are sending $3.4M worth of text messages to mothers of teenage girls seeking to get fake tans. But seriously, what the hell is this? Not only is this an asinine waste of money, but it displays something considerably more sinister: an attempt by the government to regulate and direct people’s behavior. There is other stuff on here that is of similar nature, such as the government wasting money to get U.S. adults to stop binge-watching TV, but that only further goes to show how they truly do not see themselves as working for the people. Those who believe they can work and manipulate other people do not see themselves as their workers. What business does the government have if teenage girls are getting fake tans? And what purpose does it serve to regulate that behavior via sending messages to their mothers?
5. $2M to test if hot tubbing can lower stress.
Similar to that first point about stress causing white hair, this one is utterly asinine, but I can see the elitist purposes of this one. After all, there is no doubt in my mind that no less than 95% of people in Congress own a hot tub. They are worried about their shallow images, so they fund idiotic research like the link between stress and white hair, as well as possible cures for that, such as seeing if sitting in a hot tub can lower stress. Next, they’ll probably test if sitting in a sauna also lowers stress (frankly, it’s possible they’ve already funded that kind of research).
6. $1M to try to get people to stop being afraid of going to the dentist.
I have no words. I mean, what can I even say about this one?
7. $10M to spend five years monitoring elections in Zimbabwe.
Could we have gotten some of that money for monitoring our own elections? Because it seems to me like we could have used that. Like in my previous article, it seems like government officials are more interested in the elections of other countries, but could hardly care about the security and integrity of our own, as long as The Party’s preferred candidate was declared the “winner.” The omnibus bill included a challenge to the Belarusian elections (for some of the same issues which plagued the American elections) and also have spent our money on monitoring the elections in Zimbabwe. Can you tell me the name of the president of Zimbabwe? Did you even know that they had presidents? Maybe the name Robert Mugabe rings a bell, since he used to be president of Zimbabwe from 1978 until 2017. Apparently, our government is interested in who wins the elections there, for some reason.
8. $1.5M walking lizards on a treadmill.
Okay, I thought the one about getting people to stop being afraid of going to the dentist was the stupidest one on here, but I was wrong. What the hell is the purpose of this, exactly? This one tops last year’s funding of research to study the effects of nicotine on fish. I cannot at all even see a supposed purpose for this one. At least with the smoking fish, I could rationalize in my own head the purpose of the research (and even then, I noticeably struggled in that endeavor), but I cannot make heads or tails of this one. Why? Why would you do that? To test if the lizards enjoy a bit of cardio? Did the lizards gain a bit of weight during Thanksgiving and they needed a workout? Are we testing to see if lizards can be walked like dogs? I’m racking my brain here trying to make sense of this, but I really can’t.
9. $200,000 to study how people cooperate while playing e-sports video games.
The answer is that they probably cooperate like they would in actual sports: communication and planning. Football players and coaches draw up plays for them to try and win. Basketball players do the same. Competitive video game players, no doubt, do the same thing. That’s how they cooperate. Can I have my money now, government?
10. $4.5M to spray alcoholic rats with bobcat urine.
Okay, I have several questions. First, why? Second, why are the rats alcoholic? Third, why spray them with bobcat urine? Fourth, why spray them with urine at all? Fifth, why spend $4.5 million on this? What purpose does this serve? To see if the alcoholic rats got ticked off? I imagine they did. You would too if you were blackout drunk and someone sprayed you with urine. Just why?
There is much, much more, but I can only fit so many items and briefly talk about each of them without making this article overly lengthy. Sen. Rand Paul overall arrived at an estimated $54.7 billion in government waste, which could have been used to, I don’t know, give Americans more than an accumulated $1,800 over nine months!
The overall message of this article is not really dissimilar to the previous article regarding the omnibus bill: these people hate you and don’t have much problem with showing that. They will happily spend money finding out if hot tubs reduce stress, what the effect is for walking lizards on a treadmill, and what happens when you spray inexplicably alcoholic rats with bobcat urine, while the American people are outright forced by their local and state governments to lock down and be out of work. The government cares more about monitoring elections in Zimbabwe (which aren’t even scheduled to take place for another two years, so why is that item in this year’s budget? Or at all?) than it does about monitoring our own elections to make sure that one of the candidates doesn’t steal it from the rightful winner via election fraud.
The government is far more preoccupied with setting forth an agenda to force you into a strict diet of bugs while they dine like kings.
The Party hates you and will make you suffer for the success that you have brought for yourself. Even for those who are already poor, their share of suffering will further increase because The Party hates everyone whom they believe is beneath them.
1984 was supposed to be a warning for present and future generations about government overreach, not an instruction manual for those seeking to subject the world to their will.
“When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people groan.”
Back in March of 2018, President Donald Trump, unfortunately, signed a horrendous omnibus bill for the fiscal year 2018 in order to avoid a shutdown. For fiscal years 2019 and 2020, Congress avoided pulling the same bullcrap, 11th hour writing and voting of an omnibus bill, heeding the warning by President Trump that he would not sign another bill like it.
Seeing as most people in Congress believe Joe Biden to be the President-elect, they are back to their usual b.s. ways, writing up an over 5,000-page omnibus package with Chinese coronavirus “relief” in it, and overwhelmingly voted for it in both chambers.
This omnibus bill is an even bigger slap in the face than the 2018 one was, seeing as we were not in government-mandated lockdowns back then.
With millions of people unemployed (and with stricter lockdown measures being imposed by far-Left governors, leading to worsening situations), thousands of businesses closed and fewer ways for Americans to feed themselves, Congress has approved a b.s. spending bill which graciously gives Americans making less than $75,000 a year a measly $600, which Speaker Pelosi called “significant” (while she called $1,000+ in bonuses handed out by businesses after the tax cuts were passed and implemented “crumbs”).
$600 is all you plebs are worth to the people who are supposed to serve us. $600 is all these people, who believe you should be locked down and without a job, think you should get. After 9 months of lockdowns, a total of $1800 per American (making up to a certain amount, that is) has been given to the American people who are losing their jobs, their livelihoods, their homes, and in some cases, their lives.
Meanwhile, take a look at what Congress chooses to help fund instead of struggling Americans:
And this is just regarding SOME spending in this $1.4 trillion bill. There is other asinine crap like investigating the 1908 Springfield Race Riot, regulations regarding race horses, funds for a museum offering “programming, education, exhibitions” on… “the life, art, history, and culture of women,” as well as some sections about discouraging teenagers from drinking and having sex (which is rather puzzling, seeing as Democrats make plenty of profit off of pregnant teenage girls too scared to consider anything other than an abortion), and educating “consumers about the dangers associated with using or storing portable fuel containers for flammable liquids near an open flame.”
Oh, and by the way, it gives $1,800 to households with illegal immigrants, so even they get more money than Americans do.
Like I mentioned earlier, this is an over 5,000-page bill, written shortly before it was passed, and I can guarantee this is just the tip of the ice berg for this insane bill.
But unlike that 5,000-page, nearly 1.4 million-word bill, I only need but one page and a few words to say to The Party: Screw you. And believe me, I SERIOUSLY want to use far stronger words than that. The English language doesn’t have enough words for me to describe how repulsed and enraged I am at Congress.
All of this spending for foreign nations and foreign and domestic programs and all Congress could give a damn about giving to Americans is $600? $900B was used for COVID relief. 900 billion divided by 330 million people in America amounts to more than $2,700 per American, which is more than what even President Trump was asking for. If Americans are getting $600, where is the other $2,100?
And, of course, idiot “small-government conservatives” like Rep. Jim Jordan have the gall to say “the best COVID relief is a job.” Are you kidding me? I don’t disagree, in general, but is this guy so divorced from reality that he has forgotten that MULTIPLE STATES HAVE ORDERED LOCKDOWNS THAT HAVE SHUTTERED BUSINESSES AND LED TO MILLIONS OF LAYOFFS?!
It’s because of idiots like Jordan that conservatives are considered heartless and outright stupid.
In just the first 5 weeks, nearly 27 million people lost their jobs. Due to the recent lockdowns in states like New York and California (as well as other states), we are still seeing 800,000+ unemployment claims every month and these tyrants don’t appear to be willing to let go of their chokehold on their residents any time soon.
Yeah, I would agree that the best COVID relief would be a job, but think about this for a second, Jimmy: WHY WOULD WE EVEN NEED COVID RELIEF IF JOBS WERE SO WIDELY AVAILABLE?! The very REASON Americans are asking for a handout here is not because they are lazy and don’t want to work – it’s because they have been FORCED not to work by their local and state governments, depending on their state.
This is not the time to be going like “get a job, hippie.” If the government is going to force Americans to not work, the LEAST they can do is subsidize them. This is not a “socialist” take, but a common sense one. The socialism comes in the form of forcing Americans to not work. The socialism comes in the form of reckless spending and subsidizing of PAKISTANI TRANNIES.
This omnibus bill reeks of America Last, and many people in The Party simply do not care.
Now, you might be asking why I’m even calling them “The Party.” It’s because this presidential election has taught me something valuable: there is virtually no difference whatsoever between Democrats and Republicans. I had a feeling this was the case sometimes, as I have spoken out against establishment Republicans and RINOs like Mitt Romney, but I see that the problem is considerably more widespread than I originally thought it was, if people like Gov. Kemp and his SecState are any indication (among others).
President Trump enjoys overwhelming support from voters who are Republicans, but not from the GOP itself. The GOP Chair and many other GOP politicians either stand in direct and open opposition to him or do so in secret, appearing to be supportive of him from the outside. There are only a handful of elected Republicans that I can actually consider to be at least fairly conservative and care about the American people. The rest are so in-line with Democrats that they may as well all belong to the same party.
Which is why I no longer care to differentiate between the “two” parties. They may have different names, but their goals are the same: screwing the American people and making sure they are on top and remain there. They might disagree as to what speed to go in accordance with this goal, but that’s where the differences end.
Oh, and speaking of the election, the omnibus bill includes a challenge to the presidential elections in BELARUS due to some of the same election shenanigans that were present in the U.S. election, such as early voting ballot stuffing, destruction of ballots, pressuring of poll workers, etc. So these are things that we would not tolerate in foreign elections, but when they happen here, particularly to benefit The Party’s preferred candidate, we are absolutely okay with it. What a joke.
These people have not suffered the consequences of their legislations – by design. Not one of them was subjected to the Obamacare mandates when they passed them. Not one of them is subjected to suffering what they put people through. They still get their paychecks. They don’t have to worry about where their next meal is going to come from. They don’t have to worry about facing eviction.
They don’t have to worry about how they’re going to pay for all these programs, foreign and domestic. Of course, eventually, we’ll run out of money, but they will run out of money only after we do.
Now, a liberal might argue “you didn’t seem to mind too much about government spending while Trump is in office, but now that Biden will be POTUS (which is arguable), you want to whine about government spending?” The difference between spending during the Trump economy and spending during the Leftist economy (such as Obama’s economy and this current one which has shuttered businesses and led to layoffs) is that a Trump economy is healthy and strong enough to be able to pay for a lot of the spending. Arguably, the government was still spending more than they should (and I have written about that), but with a healthy economy, there is less reason to worry about government spending. We do not have a healthy economy right now, though, thanks to Leftist politicians and RINO cowards (people who usually make up “The Party”).
The economy is suffering right now because of this and this is the biggest spending bill to date. This is how countries collapse.
And in the meantime, with these politicians not giving a rat’s ass about the future, all they can think to give struggling Americans is $600. It’s like they were so excited about all this spending that they nearly forgot they have to provide something to the American people, so they just threw in a number that is not big but not extremely and insultingly low. And yet, they still came up with an extremely and insultingly low number.
I suppose they wanted to give enough money for people to buy the new PS5, since they cost around $600. Nowhere near enough to help people pay their rent and bills (including electricity), but enough to let them get a new console and maybe a game or two.
These people hate you and they have no qualms about showing it. They pretend as though they are dissatisfied with this bill, but if they truly were, they would not have passed it, particularly with such overwhelming support for it.
These politicians are among the biggest reason Trump was elected in the first place. The President is one of only a handful of people in Washington D.C. (and in elected office in general) who actually give a damn about America and Americans. It’s no wonder, then, that they have worked so far to undermine him at every turn and outright cheat and break the law to steal a re-election he was going to win handily without that.
I can only hope that God will provide a way for us to undo the damage these evil bastards have been doing for decades and continue to do without a care in the world.
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”
I have the feeling that, after contracting the virus back in late March, and having been hospitalized and placed in ICU as a result, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson had quite the scare about it, and as a result, decided to play Stalin throughout the pandemic, ordering lockdown after lockdown, as though they are effective at any capacity. And most recently, BoJo has ordered yet another lockdown, stricter than all the others, to be placed on London and most of southeast England, following the finding of a “new version” of the Chinese coronavirus.
According to the NYT, BoJo “abruptly reversed course on Saturday and imposed a wholesale lockdown on London and most of England’s southeast, banning Christmas-season gatherings beyond individual households,” following “evidence of a [Chinese coronavirus] variant first detected several weeks ago in southeast England, which the prime minister asserted was as much as 70 percent more transmissible than previous versions.”
BoJo said in his announcement back on Saturday: “When the virus changes its method of attack, we must change our method of defense. We have to act on information as we have it because this is now spreading very fast.”
What change in method of defense? This is the third lockdown imposed in England, and even stricter than the others, so what’s different about it? It’s trying the same thing, hoping for a different result. And what result is he hoping for? Keeping the virus from spreading altogether? That is quite literally impossible, particularly at this stage. As far as slowing it down goes, lockdowns have not shown to achieve that goal anywhere in the world. Look at the states where lockdowns were imposed as opposed to where lockdowns were not imposed. Look at the states where the governments have imposed draconian measures on its residents (which, of course, the government officials are not at all obligated to follow themselves) versus the states where logic and reason and evidence have won out.
A third, even stricter lockdown does nothing but hurt the residents of London and southeast England, which is why it’s not at all surprising to see what basically amounts to a World War-style exodus from the city.
According to the NY Post, the residents of London took to the streets en masse, rushing to escape the city before the new lockdown measures took effect, leading to traffic congestions and the city’s train stations being comparable to “war zones”, according to The UK Sun.
I mean, look at the picture above and tell me if BoJo’s draconian measures would be helpful in fighting this new variant of the Chinese coronavirus. There are other pictures and videos, of course, but I think you get the gist.
And by the way, I do not at all blame the residents of London for doing this. I’m not sharing these pictures to depict Londoners “not doing as they are told” or that they are dumb for it. I share them to depict how radical and insane these measures are. These people KNOW what it means to be locked down. Their freedoms are severely restricted. Their movements are severely restricted.
For crying out loud, Welsh supermarkets have been forced by their government to block off what they consider “non-essential items”, which includes TOYS. Just days before Christmas and the Welsh government made the fantastic and obviously data-driven decision to ban the sale of TOYS. Right, because we all know how quickly Barbie spreads the virus.
So I can’t say I blame the residents of London for doing this. I blame the idiotic governments that impose such moronic lockdowns which lead to people doing this kind of thing. I don’t doubt that the virus is being spread in doing this (and no, masks have not shown to be effective) and it will lead to the exact opposite of what BoJo had seemingly wanted. But this is what happens when you impose authoritarian measures on people: they want to leave.
You always hear of stories from immigrants about how much they wanted to leave their countries/fought to leave their countries. It’s not because they hold no love for them or anything of the sort, but because they want to seek better lives in freer places.
Wikipedia quite literally has a list of people who defected from the Soviet Union and countries in the Eastern Bloc, starting with George Balanchine, a Russian choreographer who defected to the Weimar Republic in 1924, and ending (at least pre-dissolution of the USSR) with Vitali Vitaliev, a Ukrainian author who defected to the UK in 1990. This list also includes the famous ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov.
Where there is authoritarianism, people tend to want to flee from those places. Even with less extreme examples, such as legal immigration from Latin America to the U.S., you can see that the people leaving those countries consider their home countries to be more authoritarian in nature than the U.S., and thus, choose to leave for America (at least, that’s the case for some immigrants).
So, again, it’s not surprising to see Londoners seeking to flee London: the city’s freedoms are being restricted even further by an oppressive regime.
One might argue that the lockdowns are “good” for people and that it’s “for their safety”, but then why do we not follow that up by advocating for everyone to be placed in cages 24/7? They won’t run into anything that would compromise their safety then, right? So long as there is someone (likely from the government) to feed them and give them water, then it’s ok, right? Of course, the cage itself would lead people to suffer in their health (physical and mental) due to extreme isolation and the need to defecate *somewhere*, but the outside world also offers a lot of dangerous situations, so you reach an impasse in terms of maintaining safety for these people.
We cannot pretend as though life can be devoid of risks. Children go to school despite the risk of things like influenza and other illnesses. Adults go to work despite the risk of contracting a disease. Scientists experiment despite the risk of things going wrong. Mechanics work despite the risk of electrocution or getting crushed by a car. Taxi drivers work despite the risk of car crashes. People walk outside despite the risk of getting run over, kidnapped, mugged, raped, or killed.
The point is to MINIMIZE the risks, not to futilely seek to eliminate those risks. Strict lockdowns attempt to do the latter, giving no mind to what they risk in return.
Lockdowns means people don’t work and businesses suffer; that means the economy suffers; that means people suffer. Families run into financial problems, mental and physical problems, and problems with having food to eat and a place to stay. Being locked down means being subject to a slow financial death. Well, at least for those of us who are not the 1%, seeing as they tend to benefit from this kind of thing (in the short-term, at least).
So when BoJo announced that new, even stricter lockdowns would be put into place for London and southeast England, OF COURSE you’re going to see such a massive exodus. These people are fleeing for their LIVES; not out of fear of the virus, but out of fear of the GOVERNMENT – out of fear of TYRANNY.
Whenever new lockdowns are announced anywhere, this is what I think of:
“It’s good for you,” they say as they suffocate you with a pillow.
Despite all this, and likely because of this response, I doubt BoJo or the UK government will learn “hmm, people don’t like this, maybe we should stop doing it.” Tyrants do things for “the greater good” of people, regardless of how many bodies they leave behind.
People must continuously fight for their freedoms, everywhere. Else, they risk losing everything, and it’s hard to get it back.
2 Corinthians 3:17
“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”
Today is a day of Thanksgiving - of expressing gratitude to our Lord for the blessings that we have received this year and the blessings that are still in store for us. God is a good God - in fact, the goodness of God is not just a character trait that God has, but rather God IS goodness. He's the source of goodness. All good things come from Him and Him only. That's what it means that God is good. And when bad things happen, you know what the Bible says: "And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose" (Romans 8:28). So if you love God, be thankful because anything bad that may have happened to you this year God will use for your good.
But the pilgrims, when they celebrated the first Thanksgiving in what would some day be called America, had a lot to be thankful for. Just the previous year, much of the population had died of starvation, and the cause of such a terrible catastrophe was none other than the communal experiment that Governor Bradford had attempted - an experiment that can only be described as the first Socialist experiment in the Americas.
You probably have heard time and time again the official version of the story of Thanksgiving: in the autumn of 1621, the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag gathered to celebrate the colony's first successful harvest after the Indians taught the Pilgrims how to catch eel and grow corn, and the success of the Pilgrims' first harvest was the direct result of Indians teachings.
But this is only a limited version of what actually happened. The truth, as always, is a little bit more complicated - and richer - than that.
Here's what really happened:
The Church of England, under King James I, was persecuting everyone who didn't recognize his Church's absolute authority. The punishment for those who challenged its authority was imprisonment and, sometimes, death.
A group of separatists decided to emigrate, first landing in Holland to establish a community. After 11 years, about 40 of them decided to embark on a dangerous journey to the New World.
We have to remember, these were very religious people, who left their home country so that they could worship as they pleased, without risking their lives. In their hearts, such long and dangerous journey to America was similar to the Israelites' journey to the Promised Land. Much like the Israelites, the Pilgrims never doubted that they would make it. They trusted God...
Once in the New World, the first winter was devastating - half the Pilgrims died of starvation, including the colony's governor William Bradford's wife.
According to the story that you've been taught in school, this is when the Indians came in to help the Pilgrims, which is all true.
What follows is the part that's omitted from history textbooks - the part that the Left doesn't want you to know.
The first economic system implemented in the Colony was what we would now call socialism.
You see, before the Pilgrims left England, they signed a contract which seemed fair and stipulated that they were to pool, for the common benefit "all profits and benefits that are got by trade, traffic, trucking, working, fishing, or any other means of any person or persons" for 7 years, during which time colonists were to "have their meat, drink, apparel and all provisions out of the common stock of the said colony".
Once they reached land they implemented the system as per the contract they had signed - but in the first winter half the people died as a direct result of this system.
The problem with the system was people didn't put too much effort laboring the common land and as a result, output wasn't enough to feed all of them.
Socialism killed half the Pilgrims.
Governor Bradford realized the "commune" system didn't work - he wrote the experiment "was found to breed much confusion and discontent and retard much employment that would have been to the benefit and comfort. For the young men, that were most able and fit for labour and service, did repine that they should spend their time and strength to work for other men's wives and children without any recompense".
Bradford recognized that this form of collectivism was destructive to them - as the first harsh winter had proven. Half the people weren't carrying their weight - they didn't have to.
Socialism produced LACK
What did Bradford do?
He scrapped socialism forever!
He assigned a plot of land to each family to manage, thus introducing for the first time what we now know as free enterprise - capitalism.
Now, with the capitalistic principle of private property, there was incentive to work - now there was abundance.
Capitalism produced ABUNDANCE
Abundance that the free market system enabled, and that they then shared with the Indians - to give thanks to God for their safety and discovery of the new system, and thanks to the Indians for their help.
Don't let the Left lie to you. Learn our history.
"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction"
I will be honest with you, despite the title of this article, I do not think the following poll actually is all that confusing, but I will explain my reasoning in just a moment. For now, let me talk about the poll.
According to a recent poll commissioned by Oakland’s Chamber of Commerce, a majority of Oakland residents support defunding the police but also either want the same amount of officers or even more officers than are currently active.
The poll found that 56% of respondents (out of 624 surveyors, so not a big sample size) support defunding the police in the city, including 35% who say they “strongly” support that idea. Only 36% say they oppose defunding the police and 8% said they did not know how to answer the question.
From this alone, one can picture that a lot of the surveyors here, clearly a majority, have no idea what defunding the police means or what it actually does. But you get an even stronger sense of this given what they also went on to answer.
When asked if they support the idea of increasing the number of police, decreasing it, or maintaining it as it is, 58% said they either want more police or are fine with the current number, including 31% who want to increase, with only 27% wanting to reduce the number of police.
So a majority of the city’s residents, as represented by the respondents, support the idea of defunding the police while at the same time, an even bigger majority supports the idea of either maintaining the number of police or increasing the number of police?
I don’t blame you for being confused, but allow me to try and untangle this mess.
I have two theories as to why we see these seemingly contradictory numbers. My first theory is that Oakland’s residents have no idea what defunding the police means or what it would actually and effectually do to the police departments.
It could be that they believe the police department could be defunded only in terms of equipment or some such thing, but considering that they want more officers (which means they want more safety and a better ability for the law to be enforced), I doubt that that’s what they want. If you want more officers, that means you want the law to be better enforced because you don’t think the current number is sufficient. If you want the law to be better enforced by adding more officers, you don’t couple that with decreased or zero funding.
This also does away with the idea that people think “defund” means “still funding them but giving them less than what they got previously.” If you want more officers, you want more safety. If you want more safety, you want the police to be well-funded.
This first theory of mine that the residents don’t know what it means could still be the case, which is why I don’t eliminate it as a possibility entirely, particularly since it could be that a lot of people didn’t think too much about what defunding the police would actually do, but maybe I’m not giving the people of Oakland enough credit.
This first theory presumes ignorance, which could be the case, but I cannot say for certain whether or not the people of Oakland know that defunding the police would inevitably lead to less police officers out on the streets.
But let’s move on to my second and final theory, which is that the respondents were answering this question as though it were a “black lives matter” question. That is to say, that they think “defunding the police” is a slogan to show support for black people and their “struggle”, and so they say that they support “defunding the police” like they support “black lives matter” without necessarily supporting BLM.
Especially in Oakland, where there are a lot of Leftists, it could be that plenty of people do not necessarily agree with this idea but do not want to reveal their true thoughts and beliefs. Similarly to how Joe Biden was supposedly so far ahead in a lot of states and yet, Trump has so far gotten 10 million more votes than he did in 2016, showing massive growth in support.
Maybe some people said they “support defunding the police” to protect themselves from some form of persecution, or some people said that to “show they support black people”, but at the end of the day, they actually want more police or the same amount of police, which would require either more funding or the same amount of funding, not less.
It’s hard to be a Republican, or even a moderate, and live in a deep blue city or state. It’s for this reason that a lot of once-promising conservative rising stars like Marco Rubio and Jeff Flake end up being RINOs. You can only fight back against the enemy deep within their territory for so long. Of course, some people have far more endurance, like Trump, Tom Cotton, and others, but because of the swamp’s toxicity, a lot of these promising conservatives end up being part of the swamp.
Similarly, regular people can only endure in deep-blue areas for so long. They are in a constant battle, especially if they are in any way social with other people. If they have friends, chances are that most or all of them are liberals. Wherever they work, chances are that their bosses are liberals. So in order to maintain a social lifestyle and have any sort of shot at getting promoted (or keeping their job), they have to hide their true thoughts and beliefs, at least to an extent.
Used to be that being apolitical or sounding moderate was acceptable, and in many places it might still be, but even that is beginning to be unacceptable by an intolerant Left which demands submission from everyone else. Either you believe the things they believe or you are an enemy. It’s why so many people in the middle are being pushed to the right: The Left is the one pushing them.
Even despite the election shenanigans going on regarding the presidency, the Democrats have LOST GROUND in many key areas. Trump is pulling in plenty of minority support, and once-blue areas are turning a little bit red, such as Zapata County in Texas, which is 93% Hispanic and in the last century, has voted for two Republican presidents: Warren Harding and Donald Trump.
Going far-Left is hurting the Democrats in many places, even in areas which were once solid-blue.
But even despite this reality, many on the Left believe that the key to winning in the future is to double-down and go even further to the Left. This means being far less tolerant of not only right-wingers, but even moderates and those who do not really talk much about politics. So for anyone living in deep-blue cities like Oakland, they have to outwardly express support for Leftist beliefs, even if they 100% oppose them.
And so, many express “support” for “defund the police” while at the same time saying that they want the same amount of officers as are currently active or an increase in the number of officers. And the best part? Apart from Chinese respondents, African Americans are the least likely to support defunding the police, and are also most likely to want an increase in police officers and least likely to want a reduction in the police force.
So it is a complete myth that supporting “defund the police” is an act of supporting black people and what they have to go through. Black people want to be safe too, and a reduction in police officers means a reduction in their safety. “Defund the police” is not at all a slogan to help and protect black people. It’s a slogan for chaos and destruction. A slogan for far-Leftists to tug at people’s heart strings and make them believe they are fighting for a noble cause when they are not.
I’ve already mentioned how James Clyburn noted that he believes “defund the police” hurt the Democrats in down-ballot elections, and I believe he is correct, to an extent. I think there are a lot more reasons than just that, but I believe that is one of them.
Which also makes the idea that Joe Biden is ahead at any capacity all the more ludicrous. Sure, he never outright expressed support for “defunding the police” but it’s hard to gauge what he believes when he spent the last few months of the election largely hunkered down at home or believing he was running against George Bush (or George Lopez, if you ask the media).
But at any rate, I believe this second theory, that people are outright lying to pollsters about what they believe, is more likely to be correct than the first one. Of course, there is the possibility that it could be a mix of both to an extent, but I still believe this second theory is the correct one.
People have lives to live and if they have to, they will lie about what they believe if expressing such beliefs could hurt them at any capacity. It’s the sad reality in which we live.
But it is still clear that people do value the police, even while loud Leftists make it seem as though the country has turned against them. “Defund the police” is a slogan from a loud minority, not from a majority.
“For he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not carry the sword in vain. He is God’s servant, an agent of retribution to the wrongdoer.”
During this election limbo, communists Evan McMullin, who ran for president in 2016 (apparently), and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (I have made the decision not to officially recognize any Democrat by their title, given the high likelihood of fraud throughout many elections which have always gone the Democrats’ way) flirted with the communist idea of making lists of people who have supported President Donald Trump, particularly in his efforts to call out the blatant fraud that threatens to steal this election away from its rightful winner.
McMullin tweeted (in a tweet which is still up and does not have any Twitter tags saying that it might “incite violence” or anything which would make the guy look bad): “We should keep and publish a list of everyone who assists Trump’s frivolous and dangerous attacks on the election. Name and shame forever.”
Side note, why is Trump calling out the blatant election fraud that anyone with even one objective news source can tell is happening a “frivolous and dangerous” attack on the election, but Hillary and the Dems/MSM accusing Russia of stealing the 2016 election, without evidence, not considered a “frivolous and dangerous” attack on the election?
Why, after four years of lunatics screaming about how the elections are rigged, are these very same people now claiming that it is impossible to rig an election?
A rhetorical question, of course. We all know why they do what they do. When they lose an election, it’s because of cheating from the Republicans. When they win an election, legitimately or not (and I call into question how often they legitimately win), it is absolutely ludicrous to conceive of the idea that elections could be interfered with by anyone.
These people are evil and so is anyone who supports them while knowing this sort of hypocrisy.
At any rate, returning to McMullin’s tweet, AOC replied: “Is anyone archiving these Trump sycophants for when they try to downplay or deny their complicity in the future? I foresee decent probability of many deleted tweets, writings, photos in the future.”
Do you see how these psychos work? They call people who have legitimate concerns about the integrity of the election “sycophants” because they support Trump and even imply that it is a CRIME in which people can be ACCOMPLICES to do so. All the while other Democrats “insist” in “unifying” the nation, now that Biden has been declared the winner by the fake news media (a claim which effectively does nothing but put Biden in the same posture as Gore in 2000, allowing for Trump’s eventual victory to be seen as just as illegitimate as Bush’s victory).
Those Democrats are not asking for unification, by the way. They are asking for submission; that despite the blatant rigging of the election, you have to obey them. Just weeks after Biden called Trump supporters “ugly” and after FOUR YEARS of these people calling us Nazis and white supremacists, they are asking us to be “united” with them? Screw that. That’s not unification, it’s submission and anyone with half a brain cell can tell.
At any rate, even despite these patronizing and insincere calls for “unity”, there are those, particularly on the far-Left, who are a bit more honest with the way they currently feel. They believe they have won and that the future is theirs, and all they have to do is get rid of the “undesirables.”
This is the way ALL communists operate, regardless of country. All that hinges on whether or not they go public with this crap is whether or not they believe they have won and have the power to enact this stuff.
They always hide their true intentions until they believe they have the power to expose them with impunity, because what they want is just about always going to be unpopular with people. In a speech in April of 1959, Fidel Castro declared (translated from Spanish, obviously): “I have said in a clear and definitive fashion that we are not Communists. The doors are open to private investments that contribute to the industrial development of Cuba.”
Earlier in January 1959, following Batista’s defeat, Castro told journalists that “the new government will decline any relations with dictatorial states… first of all the Soviet Union.”
A communist apologist might argue: “See, Freddie? Castro didn’t switch to communist upon getting victory over Batista. He still made that promise even after victory was assured.”
Eh, no. Sure, he made that promise, but he soon practically went against everything that they had been promising to the Cuban people (such as democratic elections) once he made himself Prime Minister in February, only a month after he made that statement. Castro made that “we are not Communists” speech just months before relations with the U.S. broke down and they began to partner with the Soviet Union, which they promised would not be a thing that would happen.
The only difference between the communists of Cuba in the past and the communists of the U.S. in the present is that the American Communists are certain of their victory that has yet to come and have no real shame in exposing themselves for who they are.
Prominent Democrats like James Clyburn were worried, for a while, that “defund the police” would hurt Democrat candidates and it definitely did, seeing as Republicans made a lot of gains in House races (and that’s with the blatant rigging of the election, as some races have now been overturned to elect the Republican because of “discovered glitches” that “accidentally” gave Republican votes to the Democrat candidates).
Exposing who they are hurts them, but not everyone is cognizant enough to realize this. Matter of fact, even despite how these down-ballot elections have gone the Republicans’ way, AOC still insists that going to the far-Left is the only way Democrats will win in the future.
Such idiotic commies like AOC have no real issue discussing out loud any ideas of making lists of enemies in preparation for disappearing people and sending them to concentration camps. And don’t think that that couldn’t possibly happen here. If Biden actually becomes the occupier of the oval office (like I said, I won’t recognize their official titles), all that he would need to do is write an executive order (or orders) which would immediately pack the Supreme Court with three or four “justices” and gets them to go to work immediately.
“What? That’s nonsense, Freddie. SCOTUS justices have to be confirmed by the Senate, which the GOP is just about certain to hold.” Right, because people who are willing to break the rules and laws to gain power would not be willing to break the rules and laws to use their power. If Biden could somehow get three or four justices into the Supreme Court immediately, no legal actions would work because anything that reaches the Supreme Court would be met by new justices which support this illegal and unconstitutional court packing scheme.
Trust me when I say, if Biden does actually get to occupy the White House, this country will be at his mercy (and he will be Xi’s puppet, so you can imagine how much mercy they would have). Not even the Democrats keeping the House would be at all relevant, since Biden could then write any laws he wants (though he would probably still leave that up to the Democrat-controlled House and they could send their bills straight to the oval office as opposed to the Senate because, again, these people don’t care about rules which limit their power).
This is why communists like McMullin and AOC have no real issue whatsoever with publicly discussing revenge plans and making lists of enemies: they think they have won and there is nothing that can stop them.
A foolish thought, but these are not necessarily the smartest of people.
At any rate, pray that the courts will rule in favor of Trump or at the very least rule the election as null and void (due to the mountains of evidence which show rampant fraud) and leave it up to one representative from each state to decide the election (which will go to Trump because Republicans rule in 30 states and the 12th Amendment obligates them to vote for their party’s nominee).
Pray that God will deliver a great defeat to the evil Leftists who openly discuss their vile plans for us.
“When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people groan.”
Did I ever tell you the definition of insanity? It is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result. It is turning on the faucet and expecting Pepsi to come out instead of water. It is throwing a ball high in the air and expecting it to remain there and never return. It is locking down your country again and expecting things to get better and for the virus to just stop existing or stop infecting or killing people.
This is what numerous European nations have opted to do, following a surge in Chinese coronavirus cases.
According to DW News, cases in Germany are at a record high and European nations are implementing new waves of strict, authoritarian and nonsensical lockdowns which will undoubtedly cause whatever economic progress they had been making in recent time to be utterly reversed.
Germany reported 18,681 new cases last Friday, which is the highest-recorded figure in a 24-hour period. As a result, German Chancellor Angel Merkel announced strict lockdown measures set to begin today and are supposed to last for four weeks (though we all know it will actually last longer than that).
DW News reports: “During this period, restaurants, bars, sports and cultural venues will be shuttered and there will be limits to public and private gatherings.”
As far as France goes, it entered a second lockdown last Friday, in which people are confined to an area 1 km from their homes, and require “written permission to leave except for going grocery shopping or attending school.”
Basically, France is treating its citizens like school children, making them require a “hall pass” to leave that 1 km area from their homes, for the most part.
In the UK, it’s not much better, as people are also being forced to largely shutter down, with most businesses being forced to close and people being barred from meeting indoors with people of other households, with police having the authority to break up Christmas dinners (which is still TWO MONTHS out) if officers believe Chinese coronavirus rules are being broken.
I would like to point something out that I briefly talked about in my last article, about the economic boom that we saw in the third quarter of 33.1% annualized GDP growth. In that article, I pointed out how Italy and Spain were at -11.2% and -10.9% from where they were economically pre-pandemic respectively.
I used those two countries because they were the ones worst off. I assume they will follow their fellow European nations in imposing stricter lockdowns if they begin seeing another spike in cases, but my point in general is that these countries absolutely will basically commit economic suicide by locking down even more strictly once again.
France was at -10.6% before this. The UK at -9.7%. Germany at -6.3%. All those numbers will only get worse through more lockdowns which are entirely nonsensical because people shouldn’t be focusing on case numbers, but rather, death numbers. When it comes to those, if the virus were as bad as people act like it is, those numbers would be far higher than they actually are.
Germany has over 500,000 cases but only a little over 10,000 deaths. France has well over a million cases but only around 40,000 deaths. The UK has around a million cases and almost 50,000 deaths. Italy, over 600,000 cases and around 40,000 deaths.
It’s not great by any stretch of the imagination, but it’s not the deadly, plague-like virus that has been advertised, and yet, despite the science and the evidence, they are choosing to lock down again because they are seeing a bit of a resurgence? And do they think the initial lockdown was what helped them out originally that they are going back to that well again?
Poland (granted, it has tens of millions less people than these other countries, but still) has seen over 300,000 cases, which is not good, but only a little over 5,000 deaths. Sweden (another low-population country, but the point is still applicable) has only had a little over 100,000 cases and around 6,000 deaths, with new deaths every day being close to 0. Neither of these countries ever locked down.
“But Freddie, you can’t use low-density countries and compare them to high-density countries to suggest that lockdowns are ineffective.” And that is a fair argument. However, the point that lockdowns don’t help is still awfully applicable.
Instead of comparing low-density countries with high-density countries, how about we compare Sweden with a place that has a comparable population density: the state of Illinois?
Sweden has a population of around 10 million while Illinois has a population of around 12 million. In the following chart, you will find the following:
You can see that Sweden, painted in blue, had quite the spike in the beginning around late March, early April, but after that, it steadily came down. Illinois, painted in orange, also saw a spike around the same time, then another one in June (wonder what happened *ahem* BLM/Antifa nonsense *ahem*), and then it began to tick down and then back up over the last month or so.
Sweden has 586 cumulative deaths per million, +6 since September 18th, while Illinois has 785 cumulative deaths per million, +104 since September 18th.
Sweden never locked down and has developed an immunity to the virus, for the most part. Illinois, under Democrat rule, has tried and failed to contain the virus through similar draconian measures as numerous European nations and things are getting worse and worse for them.
While there are geographical differences between the two government entities, it is clear that Sweden’s and Poland’s decision to not lock down has served them well. They virtually have no need to worry about the virus and their economies are some of the best in recent time. Still not as good as they were before the pandemic hit, but nowhere near as bad as other European nations and they aren’t setting themselves up for years upon years of economic misery.
The vast majority of European nations could take a page out of Sweden’s and Poland’s book in how to handle a virus. You don’t quarantine the healthy. You take appropriate measures that don’t equate to shooting yourself repeatedly in the stomach. You cannot control the virus; you have to be able to live and deal with it.
And that last point is not a “mean” thing to say. We live and deal with all sorts of diseases every day. The Chinese coronavirus is not the world’s first disease. To this day, we do not have a cure or a vaccine for HIV or AIDS and people have learned to live with it, for the most part. Magic Johnson tested positive for HIV 30 years ago and he is still alive, still active (to an extent) and has learned to live with the virus and it thankfully has not developed into AIDS.
It’s not “mean” or “rude” or altogether a negative thing to say we have to deal and live with this virus, because we also have to deal and live with the flu virus, with other versions of the coronavirus, with influenza, with respiratory issues, organ issues, skin issues, bone issues, etc.
It’s a part of life to live with diseases, but the Left has somehow convinced people that this virus is something you can outright beat into non-existence and the way to do this is to give up your basic freedoms in exchange for your “safety”. Biden, in one of the debates, said that you “die” with the virus, to counter Trump’s “live” with the virus. And somehow, that’s a good moment for Biden?
This is a virus which 99.9% of people survive from (and even that is a generous figure), so it’s not a virus most people “die” with. It’s a virus, it’s here, we have to deal with it and live with it. It’s not gonna just magically go away, but a lot of people seem to have deluded themselves into believing some sort of TV or movie plot can happen where the vaccine arrives and everyone takes it and it all works out in the end and we all live happily ever after.
Reality is not kind to such people. We have to learn to live and deal with the virus because the science shows that it’s not even particularly deadly, not more so than other things like the flu. We are accustomed to living with all those other viruses and diseases, but somehow, it is too much to ask people to do the same with a similar virus? What makes the Chinese coronavirus so special that we have to stop everything and lock everything down (which as I just pointed out, does not work)? What makes it so special that we can’t live and deal with it and it is unconscionable to even suggest that people do so?
The fear of the virus is worse than the virus, this much has been perfectly clear to me for a long time. And THAT is what we have to beat, more so than the virus.
But at any rate, I hope that these European countries come to their senses and stop their idiotic lockdowns, or at least, once they have their respective elections, the citizens kick these idiots to the curb in favor of more logical and scientifically-focused leaders (as in, they follow the actual evidence, not what far-Left scientists claim is evidence and science).
“If a ruler listens to falsehood, all his officials will be wicked.”
To the Left, lying is as natural as breathing. They are pathological liars and often times cannot help but lie in order to save their own behinds. They will lie about big things and small things. They will lie about everything so long as they get their way. Regarding the virus alone, they have already lied about the death numbers in a number of ways, from counting gunshot wounds as COVID deaths to lying about the total number of deaths, with the real number being around 6% of the reported death toll (roughly 10,000).
They are little dictators and this much has been shown for the past few months in particular. However, in Nashville, Tennessee, the mayor of that city is in deep trouble because of the possibility that the city knew, for some time, that bars and restaurants hardly contribute to Chinese coronavirus cases, but they maintained the tyrannical shutdown orders and even intended to keep such knowledge away from the public.
According to The Daily Wire: “A Nashville city council member is accusing Nashville Democrat Mayor John Cooper’s office of concealing low coronavirus outbreak numbers tied to restaurants and bars in the area, claiming that they are ‘fabricating information.’”
Fox 17 News also reported on Wednesday: “The coronavirus cases on lower Broadway may have been so low that the mayor’s office and the metro health department decided to keep it secret.”
The way in which this has been found out is through a series of emails between a senior advisor to the mayor and a health department official. Fox 17 reported: “The discussion involves the low number of coronavirus cases emerging from bars and restaurants and how to handle that and most disturbingly how to keep it from the public. On June 30th, contact tracing was giving a small view of coronavirus clusters. Construction and nursing homes were found to be causing problems with more than a thousand cases traced to each category, but bars and restaurants reported just 22 cases.”
In an email, health department official Leslie Waller asked senior advisor Benjamin Eagles: “This isn’t going to be publicly released, right? Just info for Mayor’s Office?”
Eagle responded with: “Correct, not for public consumption.”
One month after the fact, Tennessean reporter Nate Rau asked the following question to the health department in an email: “The figure you gave of ‘more than 80’ does lead to a natural question: If there have been over 20,000 positive cases of COVID-19 in Davidson and only 80 or so are traced to restaurants and bars, doesn’t that mean restaurants and bars aren’t a big problem?”
Health department official Brian Todd reportedly forwarded the email to five other officials asking how to answer the question. One official responded: “My two cents: We have certainly refused to give counts per bar because those numbers are low per site… We could still release the total though, and then a response to the over 80 could be ‘because that number is increasing all the time and we don’t want to say a specific number.’”
Isn’t this just rich? Seemingly, bars and restaurants reported just 22 cases of the Chinese coronavirus in that particular area of Nashville, but instead of being truthful and showing the right numbers, the local government decided to inflate the numbers a bit (though that “80 cases” is still extremely low and would naturally lead to the kind of question that Rau asked because there would still be no reason to shut down those businesses with those numbers) and lie to everyone about the true number of cases and how little risk there seemingly is from going to bars and restaurants.
What benefit is there to lying to people and shutting down those types of businesses when there is seemingly such a low risk? And don’t tell me: “Well, they said that the numbers were increasing all the time and things could be getting worse, so that’s why they did it.” Really? They prioritized an area that yielded low cases over areas where there was more risk? That would be like sitting in a car in front of a minefield, looking at alternative paths, finding one that is fairly rocky, and deciding that the rocky road is anywhere close to as dangerous as the minefield.
That is, of course, if we assume these people to be acting in good faith, which I do not trust that they are. The Left loves dictatorships and will attempt to become one at every given chance. This was proven by Cuomo, Newsom, Whitler, and now, by the government in Nashville.
They didn’t shut down the businesses because they yielded a lot of Chinese coronavirus cases or because they were at great risk of doing so. And even if they did it for these reasons at one point, the data came back that it was largely safe to open them back up, and still chose not to do it and chose to keep this a secret from the public.
They shut the whole thing down because THEY COULD. More importantly, because they know that a heavily-dampened economy would be bad news for Trump come November. With a rebounding economy, Trump’s chances of reelection also rebound. The Left doesn’t want that to happen, so certain sacrifices (yours) must be made. Your business must be shut down, unless a local government official with a “D” next to their name wants to use your services. You must risk being furloughed or your job being lost entirely or your business shutting down permanently (60% of them so far will) for the benefit of the Communist, I mean, Democrat Party.
And the people cannot be made aware of this because that would, obviously, cause an uproar in the local area, which they would rather avoid. The Left in Nashville would rather quietly put a pillow over the head of small businesses and suffocate them quietly, rather than let people know how much of a monumental failure (at best) they are.
Now, you could be thinking: “Well, how do we know if these emails are legit? They could have been faked by some right-winger trying to get Democrats in trouble.” Fair question. They could be fake. But they have been verified as real by a city council member.
City Councilmember Steve Glover reportedly asked a government attorney to verify if the emails were real and the attorney responded: “I was able to get verification from the Mayor’s Office and the Department of Health that these emails are real.”
Glover, upon discovering this, accused the Mayor’s Office and the Department of Health of “fabricating information. They’ve blown their entire credibility. It’s gone, I don’t trust a thing they say going forward… nothing.”
He added: “We raised taxes 34 percent and put hundreds, literally thousands of people out of work that are now worried about losing their homes, their apartments, etc., and we did it on bogus data. That should be illegal!”
Fox 17 News concluded in their report: “Again, we weren’t told by the mayor’s office this wasn’t true. We were told to file a Freedom of Information Act request. Which allows us now to ask the question: why are you keeping this from us? Why would you even want to? It’s just the real numbers and what could possibly be an honorable motive?”
Any government official who acts in good faith would want to let the public know whether some activity would be safe, particularly if it helps alleviate some economic stress and allows jobs to return and businesses to open. If the data says that something is relatively safe, a good faith government official will act accordingly and allow it. At the very least, he would tell the people this bit of good news in a time when there seems to hardly be any.
What conclusion, then, can we draw from the fact that the government officials in Nashville did not tell anyone this, did not deliver those numbers, that data, or the good news, and did not act according to the data presented, opening things back up? Naturally, the conclusion reached is that these are not government workers acting in good faith. They are not public officials who are interested in serving the public.
These are mini-dictators, holding on to whatever power they can keep for however long they can keep it. Seemingly, the idea is that if Biden wins, “the virus will just go away.” This could mean easing (some) restrictions, but no communist ever gives up power so easily. They have it. They will keep it until they no longer can.
They look upon China, North Korea, Cuba, and Venezuela with both adoration and envy, wishing they could wield the power those in government in those countries can. That is as close to absolute power as people can reach and these American dictators want as much of that kind of power as they can get, U.S. Constitution and civil liberties and rights be damned.
The worst part is that they deceive themselves into believing they are doing something “for the greater good”. They believe themselves to be the good guys when they suffocate small businesses into permanently closing. “There is a dangerous virus out there!” they repeat to themselves to justify the injustices they commit against the people that elected them.
This is why it’s so important to kick Democrats and Leftists out of whatever office they hold. I don’t think there has ever been another time in American history when the Left has more deserved to be utterly defeated and humiliated, to the point where they would be thrown into the ash heap of history. And I’m not just talking about their response to the virus. I’m talking about their hatred for the very institutions which keep us safe and free. I’m talking about the corruption they have shown in the past decade alone, trying to undermine and sabotage an administration they vehemently disagree with. I’m talking about their promotion of ABSOLUTE FILTH in the form of a film that is borderline child pornography.
The modern Left is so comically perverse you would think they came straight out of a fiction book where the bad guys are clearly evil and there is no depth to their character. They have demonstrated, time and time again, how utterly unfit, AT BEST, they are to run a lemonade stand, let alone an entire world superpower.
If it weren’t for the Left’s clear attempts at cheating this election, I honestly would not be surprised if Trump ended up winning all 50 states, the Left is that detestable and hated.
I do hope, however, that whatever cheating they try to pull off will so backfire as to make the 1984 election appear to be a fairly close contest.
God knows the Left deserves such a catastrophic fate.
“A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will perish.”
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