My father grew up under communism. He escaped his country with no money and didn’t speak a word of English. Yet he came to this country seeking a better way of life. Can you even imagine the injustice he must have experienced in order to even consider taking such drastic measures? I think about his story. I wrote it so that all people could remember and learn from the past so as not to repeat our troubled history, and yet I see the very things he lived through taking place in the United States of America, a country which is supposed to be the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. Is it? I am starting to wonder.
There is a pandemic, and the implications of this have been used in order to justify exceptions, exceptions, which I am sad to report, have nothing at all to do with taking precautions to stop the spread of the illness but rather only to curtail the freedom of citizens.
To provide some historic context, pandemics did not just emerge as a twenty first century phenomena. They have been around since people have populated the planet. A few of the more commonly known are: polio, small pox, bubonic plague, leprosy, H1N1, the first go with SARS Covid 19, Ebola, AIDS, Spanish flu, tuberculosis, and cholera. If you are a student of history, you know that the death rates for many these viruses far exceed the current death rate from the second round of SARS Covid 19, the one loosely termed the coronavirus.
Pandemics are nothing new, but what is new is the way this one is being approached, not by the medical field but by people in elected positions who have sworn an oath to protect and serve the Constitution of the United States and the rights of the citizens.
Communists have a tactic, and it is worth noting that the first thing they do is remove local municipal law enforcement (i.e. “defund police” just as Seattle is doing at this very moment). They close churches and places of worship (just as the current Governor of California has mandated). They silence and persecute intellectuals (just as many scientists and doctors are being persecuted for presenting evidence that goes against the group think which is being delivered by government agencies such as the CDC). They ask you to spy on your neighbor because that is what a “good citizen” does (just like some cities have set up systems to report people who are in violation of ordinances). They ban books (just as historical books are being banned from libraries and schools). They erase the historic names of places and monuments (just as we are seeing across the country even with those who are immortalized because they were great leaders that pushed for positive change and freedom, perhaps especially around those who pushed for positive change and freedom because that type of individualism runs counter to group think and the communist ideology, i.e. “everybody equal”).
Under communism, people start to slowly shift their belief in God and free thought for group think and belief in science and system. The individual is objectified as nothing more than a data point or a serial number. You are inventoried, and you are tracked. This is all done in the name of the “greater good.” (Just as the lead virologist at the CDC is talking, not about a cure but about donated samples, mandatory vaccines, and contact tracing).
A kind of group messaging (what we call propaganda) is constantly reinforced in order to change your thought process. You are programmed through programming. In my dad’s case, they didn’t have television at the time, so they broadcast this over loud speakers. This was 1950’s style communism. Today it’s done through multiple mass media and social media outlets.
The implications for the individual human are incredible, much less the implications for business. Read my dad’s story, and you will see how small businesses evaporated into a production system of drones where the people at the top flourished from the sweat and blood of the nameless masses. Communists hate small business. Small business is the mark of the individual. It is an affront to the collectivist, and so the communist must destroy it.
The communists are all too eager to have you do things from which they exempt themselves. This is the true meaning of the word entitlement. It’s a “do as I say, not as I do” mentality, one that benefits the person in charge at the peril of those without power.
I don’t know the exact moment this started in the United States, but the first clear sign to me was the closing of all of the churches in March which happened all at the same time. When the church closes, look out. Look out especially when every church closes at the same time across an entire country! Even if you are non-religious, look out. This is a clear sign that the government is usurping the will of the people. There is a reason the founders of the US listed freedom of religion as the first bullet point under the first amendment. When there is a pandemic, the church is the first place I would want to go. In fact, even if this virus were lethal to the point of only a .00001% chance of survival, and especially then, the church would be the first place I would seek refuge. But they closed them, and no one even raised an eyebrow. Interesting . . .
Another right listed first in the amendments is freedom of peaceful assembly. Here too, people were “not allowed” to gather in groups of ten or more. “Not allowed.” I find that interesting. The Bill of Rights allows it. The Bill of Rights is very clear, yet politicians said not to, and people were compliant in surrendering the right even though the limitation of the government’s power is clearly written for all. Also interesting . . .
Then there was a group of rioters who swarmed around cities without obeying laws, much less ordinances, and even went so far to commit acts of murder, vandalism, theft, brutality, assault, impediment of public facilities such as fire trucks, and any manner of indecent criminal behavior without so much as a reprimand much less a prison sentence that they rightly deserved, and people still did not advocate their own right to freedom of assembly. More interesting yet . . .
Freedom of speech? Well, the Governor of California recently “banned” singing in public. Please read my dad’s book on this one. There is a great passage about singing. The communists hate singing. Ban singing? Sounds ridiculous, but there is a reason they do it. And then look out for what's next Ban speaking? Yes. Singing is a form of speaking, so if you do not have the right to sing, you do not have the right to speak. Definitely they will. After that? Ban breathing? Perhaps. Line you up to force vaccinate you? I will say no more, though I still have the right. Wake up people. You want to talk about “woke”? Wake up.
There was recently a couple in the news who had been standing on their lawn when a mob approached their private residence. The couple had guns. They did not fire guns. They just held them. Heck, maybe they just wanted to hold the guns on their lawn. So what? Owning a gun in this country is still legal and a protected right under the second amendment. Or is it? . . .
What happened next is appalling, and if you are not incensed and outraged about this, all I can say is read my dad’s book to see what happened at Bleiburg.
Now the couple has a right to own a gun. There is no crime. In fact, the gun is not even fired. No bullets are dislodged from either fire arm. They just stand there on the lawn. Yet, a city “official” does the following: 1.) orders the guns removed by police, 2.) without a search warrant, 3.) without a crime having been committed, 4.) without reasonable search and seizure, 5.) and the property is taken without reimbursement of the money paid for that property, 6.) while the government came into their home to do all this. How many amendments are we violating here? Let’s add them up just for fun.
First, there is the second amendment which is the right to bear arms. Next, there is the Castle Law doctrine of Missouri which states that even if the couple had killed trespassers, they would have been within their rights. There is the third amendment which is that the police had no right to be in their private home. There is the fourth amendment which speaks to reasonable search and seizure which was clearly violated when the government entered without a search warrant and without any crime having been committed. Then there is the fifth amendment which is that no person shall be deprived of property without due process of law and no property taken without just compensation. That is four amendments and one law. This is clear, and yet there is debate? Did they stop teaching fourth grade civics class and we just didn’t realize it? Four amendments and a law, and yet those people are still being harassed by the government. What sort of madness is this?
Now we get to the ninth amendment. In short, the ninth amendment states that if anything wasn’t already listed as a right, it’s a right. So if you are questioning whether the government has the legal right to vaccinate you or make you surrender a DNA sample against your will, the answer is no. Let’s move on.
The tenth amendment is pretty clear. The individual states, municipalities, and the citizens of those states and municipalities have the right to do whatever else needs to be done beyond those things listed as the responsibility of the federal government. What is an example? Well, one is that states and municipalities have the right to create local municipal police departments. Remember when I said that the first thing the communists do is to destroy the local municipal police department? Now why would they want to do that? Well, if you are a communist, you don’t want any competition. You want your government big, and you want control at the top. Get rid of the idea of neighbor protecting neighbor, and take away guns. Yep. That is how it all starts. If people think there is “systemic injustice” at the local municipal police department, what kind of “systemic injustice” do you think is going to happen when you have untrained civilians reporting on each other or a fascist government at the helm? If you still don’t know, read my dad’s book. It explains very well what happens when you no longer have the protection of your brother, sister, and neighbor to keep you safe.
So there you have it I am sad to say. It’s an up to date list of amendments that have all been completely trampled within the last five months. Unprecedented is right. The virus is not unprecedented. That stuff has been around forever. All of the amendments being trampled? Now that is unprecedented, and I didn’t even get into mask wearing and the farce of having people wear and breathe through dirty bacteria ridden masks that are virtually ineffective against viruses, or people trying to stop “fake news” and silence experts in the medical community.
Another warning sign is lead virologists not talking about cures but talking about contact tracing. When did the medical people suddenly stop talking about cures and start talking about IT contact tracing? Conversely, when did the people in IT start talking about medical matters, such as a former IT CEO talking about vaccines? Since when did we start taking medical advice from the former CEO of a tech company while silencing actual doctors with PhD’s. But this is how it all starts . . .
All I can say is this. I am a solution person. How do we fix this mess? For one, you can read my book to see where this all leads us. It’s pretty short and clear. As they say in AA, the first step is admitting you have a problem and snapping out of your denial of that problem. The book is not a long read, and I wrote it in short quick chapters to appeal to the modern reader. Beyond the book, pick an amendment. Any amendment will do. Just pick one, and stand by it. You must stand for something. Because when you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything. Freedom is too big a price to pay for a disease that has over a 97% rate of recovery, and that's even with the data from the experts being massaged in their not so subtle ploy to advocate mandatory vaccines and contact tracing.