Are You Willing To Face The Consequences of Ignorance & Apathy

Last week I went to the mall to have a T-shirt made up celebrating my retirement. While I was waiting for it to be made I overheard two people having a discussion regarding the Covid virus, and all the steps taken to combat it. They were sitting outside one of those places where people go to get their nails done, and since they had face masks on and were practicing more than adequate social distancing guidelines they were almost yelling at each other so as to be heard.

One of them was a rather heavy set woman, (which is a polite way of saying she was fat), with 5 children; all of whom were going in to get manicures. I’ve never had my nails done, but my wife went into that place pre-Covid a few years back and she told me that it runs around $25 per manicure; so that woman was looking at somewhere in the vicinity of $150 to get her and her children’s nails done.

Now if people want to spend that much to have their nails done, then go for it; it’s not something I would spend my hard earned cash upon. However, one thing that woman said stuck with me; she said, “Trump needs to send out monthly stimulus checks, that $1200 ain’t gonna last long.” No shit lady – not when you’re throwing money away like that it ain’t.

Another thing I noticed while I was waiting to have my shirt made was that instead of that nail salon being packed to the gills, as it usually is, it was also practicing social distancing by reducing the number of stations that were servicing customers; hence the requirement that those awaiting an open booth had to wait outside.

The thing about all this is, neither of those two people were complaining about all the new rules imposed upon them to combat the spread of the Covid virus; rather they were complaining about how the government wasn’t doing enough to support and take care of them during these hard times. Occasionally they would both glance in my direction and give me the evil eye. Either they thought I was trying to listen in to their conversation, (which wasn’t hard since they were practically screaming at each other to be heard), or they thought I posed a threat to them because I DID NOT have a face mask on. The only thing I could think of while I waited for my shirt to be made is; if those people are representative of the mindset of most people in this country, America is absolutely screwed.

Before I made the decision to retire early I recall hearing a great many people complaining that they had yet to receive their $1200 stimulus check. While I can understand that people need money to survive; to buy food and pay the bills, I often wondered if they ever thought about where the money to give each and every American $1200 came from. Are people that naive to think that the government can just hand out that kind of money freely without there being consequences?

Prior to the outbreak of this Covid virus, (which I believe was intentional), our national debt was massive. I has spiked astronomically as the government has had to borrow huge sums of money to implement the stimulus package to subsidize those who were out of work due to the locking down of all non-essential services throughout the country.

Prior to Covid the debt to GDP stood at 80%; meaning the debt our government had accumulated to perform the services we expect from it amounted to roughly 80% of our countries entire Gross Domestic Product. (CNN, May 6, 2020) The news article goes on to say that those numbers are more than twice as high as the historical average, and double the level just prior to the Great Recession; which happened in 2008. The article also said that the Treasury Department will borrow $3 trillion due to this Covid outbreak; which is 6 times the record; which was also set during the Great Recession of 2008.

Yet through all this CNN calls these measures an ‘Absolute Necessity.” According to CNN’s reporting “Half a trillion dollars of forgivable loans have been handed out to small businesses.” Well I have a friend who runs a used car lot just up the hill from where I live, and he applied for one of those loans, and was denied. He has been pumping his own savings into his business in the hope that business picks up; but he said just yesterday that things haven’t picked up, and that he doesn’t think he will be able to keep his business going past October when his dealer’s license comes up for renewal.

The other day my friend drove around and took some photos of businesses that had gone under, with ‘For Lease’ signs in their windows. Entire strip malls had gone under, as had the neighborhood Jimboy’s Tacos. I think it would be fair to say that my friend’s story is not an isolated incident; that there are a large number of businesses across the country that were told to close down due to the Covid virus, that will never re-open again. These businesses created jobs; they provided tax dollars for government; which in turn could have been used to pay down the debt; instead of exploding that debt to astronomical proportions.

You can call me paranoid if you want to, but I believe that there is something going on here, something so evil that most people cannot imagine it; let alone wrap their heads around the possibility that it could happen in the land of the free and the home of the brave. I think that there is a plan that has been put into motion, a plan that has been formulated over the course of many years, to place the American people under the complete control of government, (under their thumb you might say), while at the same time giving government the authority to say which businesses are allowed to remain and which are forced to close; and which people are allowed to live, and which are not.

Those in government, and those behind it to pull the strings of your elected officials, may be evil, but they aren’t stupid. Through past experience they have seen how fear can be used to manipulate and control people; and it is through the fear of this Covid scandemic that they have put this plan into motion. I hear people talk about how Trump is playing 4D chess to defeat the Deep State. That’s utter bullshit, and I can’t believe people have fallen for it. Yet 4D chess is exactly what these evil sons of bitches have been playing for years…decades…and they have plenty of patience; playing the long game while most people are so ignorant and stupid they can barely play checkers, let alone 4D chess.

It doesn’t matter what the crisis is, I see people immediately look to government to end it, or at least protect them from whatever danger it poses to them. Is that self-reliance; every time something bad threatens you and you run to someone else to protect you from it? In his Virginia Resolutions, Query XIX, Thomas Jefferson wrote, “Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.” What that means is when people become dependent upon something they also become slaves to it; as those who provide the things they depend upon grow greedy and lust for more power over those who depend upon them.

Ben Franklin once said, “Those who would give up essential liberty for a little temporary security will deserve neither and lose both.” How much liberty have we already surrendered due to perceived threats? Look at what happened after 9/11 with the passage of laws such as the Patriot Act, the National Defense Authorization Act, and the Military Commissions Act; not to mention the expansion of both the TSA and the NSA’s unlawful surveillance of the American people.

Look what happens every time there is a mass shooting and Congress attempts to impose ‘common sense’ gun control laws; when common sense dictates that the means of preventing crime is not to disarm potential victims but to make the punishment for crime so severe that people think twice before committing them. As an obscure ruling in Wilson v State of Arkansas held, “If cowardly and dishonorable men sometimes shoot unarmed men with army pistols or guns, the evil must be prevented by the penitentiary and gallows, and not by a general deprivation of constitutional privilege.”

The logic, or lack thereof, that people use simply astounds me; and people call themselves intelligent beings. Take for instance the argument over a woman’s right to choose whether or not to keep her baby or have an abortion. The argument they often use is that it is their body, their choice. Government has accepted that, with the Supreme Court upholding it in Roe v Wade. Yet turn that around and say that it is a woman’s body and she has the right to rent it out to men who are willing to pay for it, and oh no, that’s evil. What’s more evil; prostitution or the murder of an unborn child?

Getting back to the subject at hand; fear over perceived threats is what has caused us to willingly surrender most of our rights and liberty; and now we have this Covid virus, with people willingly surrendering not only their rights and liberty, but their livelihoods.

If one to rationally think about this Covid virus, (and yeah, I know, I’m asking too much of people again), they would see that the death rates from it are about equal to a bad influenza season. Yet they are saying that this is a global pandemic; something requiring drastic measures to combat. Well let’s look at that claim for a moment.

A pandemic is defined as an epidemic occurring worldwide; crossing international boundaries and affecting a large number of people. Does Covid fit those definitions? Thirty out of two hundred fifteen nations and territories have not had a single death attributed to Covid. Additionally, 50 nations have registered less than 10 deaths attributed to Covid. Sixty three more nations have registered less than 100 deaths due to Covid. Out of 215 nations, 187 of them do not fit the criteria for a pandemic; yet the world was essentially shut down for months on end over what; a lie?

For years now I have stopped believing in coincidences; and it is therefore highly suspicious to me that Dr. Anthony Fauci, who heads the Trump administration’s efforts to combat the Covid virus, was also in charge of the NIH, which had helped fund research at the Wuhan lab in China; where this virus supposedly originated.

It’s kind of like how, after 9/11, Senator’s Tom Daschle and Patrick Leahy had opposed the policies of the Bush administration in response to it. Both senators got anthrax laced letters in their mail, and both miraculously switched their positions and supported legislation they had previously opposed.

What I find suspicious about that is the fact that the strain of anthrax in those letters was traced back to a military lab located at Fort Detrick, Maryland; and that one of the doctors being investigated for possibly sending those letters committed suicide by taking a toxic dose of acetaminophen. In other words, the guy killed himself by taking an overdose of Tylenol.

Coincidences? Sorry, don’t believe in them; not when the government is involved.

So, not only has the Covid virus not met the criteria of a pandemic by not spreading across the globe as the media has claimed, it has not even reached the criteria due to the fact that the mortality rate remains far under 1%; actually it is closer to 0.1%…far from the criteria required to be defined as a pandemic.

Yet look at what has happened because government officials said this was a pandemic, and the news media ran with that story; repeating the message over and over and over again. It kind of reminds me of what G.W. Bush said back in 2005, “See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda.”

My God, are people so dense that they can’t grasp the implications of that statement? Propaganda is defined as:

1. information put out by an organization or government to promote a policy, idea, or cause.

2. deceptive or distorted information that is systematically spread.

Bush basically told the people that they were being lied to, and the people were too stupid to recognize it. Hell, CIA Director William Casey told President Ronald Reagan in 1991, “We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.”

Yet you trust them to tell you the truth about Covid, that their intentions are honorable; that they have your best interests in mind when they strip you of your freedom and deny you the ability to earn a living?

I could go into some speculations as to why this Covid virus happened; population control being one of them…but I won’t. What I want you to see, to recognize, is that for years you have been lied to by your government; with only snippets of the truth being hidden amidst a web of lies being broadcast by Big Brother’s Ministry of Truth…sorry, I meant broadcast news.

We’re just now coming out of the ass end of this lock-down and we’ve yet to see the reality of what has happened. Already meat prices are skyrocketing, and people are finding themselves without the means to put food on the table; and it is my fear that this is just the tip of the iceberg; that there is worse to come.

People you need to wake the hell up; take off your masks and your blinders, and start looking at what’s happening around you before it’s too late…if it isn’t too late already. Government, and when I say that I’m including lawmakers, law enforcers, and those who wear black robes and uphold the law in courts of justice, have no right, nor power, to deprive you of any of your unalienable rights or liberty unless you have been found guilty of violating the rights of others, or bringing harm to them through due process of law…and remember, Jefferson once said that law is often but the tyrants will.

If you don’t stand up for the rights of those you disagree with, then who will stand up for your rights when they are violated? If you want to wear a mask, stay home, practice social distancing because your fear of an imaginary pandemic has overruled your logic, then go right ahead; just don’t demand that everyone else submit to your irrational fears.

After all, if those masks truly protected you from Covid, why do you fear those who don’t wear them? Same goes for vaccines; why do you demand that everyone be vaccinated if the vaccine protects you from catching whatever it is you’ve been vaccinated for.

Our government wants us fighting amongst each other; seeking to deprive each other of their rights. They win no matter whose rights end up being lost; as they get to enforce the law, collect the taxes, and if my hunches are right, say who gets to live or die.

About Br'er Rabbit

I'm just one person out of millions of others. The only thing different about me is that I don't walk around with my head up my ass.
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