At some point, we citizens are going to have to stand up
Suppose one morning you woke up and were suddenly confronted with news story after news story of an alien invasion from outer space happening all around the world. First reports were from China, then throughout Europe and then in the US. This pan-invasion was hard to for people to see or to discern, but government officials and world alien organizations were dogmatic in their proclamation that there was no doubt, this invasion was real, it was worldwide, and most important it was real dangerous.
The experts then informed government officials the best way to keep people safe from the aliens was to ensure everyone was home by 10:00 pm. In addition, wearing masks when out in public was an effective deterrent to these aliens because apparently the aliens feared masks wearing humans. For some reasons restaurants and fitness centers were a feeding grounds for these invaders, but also as strange they would not enter the doors of strip clubs or cannabis retailers. Grocery and home improvement stores were a mixed bag, but as long as people wore their masks, kept distance between themselves and other shoppers -- following the state recommend protocols -- most people would be safe. Finally, experts found that large gatherings, especially religious in nature, attracted these alien monsters. On the other hand small groups of less than 10, or better yet 6 or less, were okay and undetectable by the aliens. Overall the best advice for people to be safe from these human killers was just to stay at home which would save lives.
What would be your response to such a world? Hopefully you would want to see the evidence. Hopefully you would want to know all the facts. Hopefully you would be allowed to ask questions or take different and reasonable actions than the ones authorities mandated in order to test the theories being promoted as facts by the government officials.
For thousands of years, history is filled with examples where authoritarians have used fear to get society to do something it would not normally do or not to do something it wanted to do. Fear is one of the most powerful motivators known to mankind. Fear of failure can get students to study harder. Fear of losing a job motivates workers to work harder. Fear of disobeying the law, and the consequences that follow, keeps society from wandering outside a set of orderly, peaceful guardrails.
It is this last part which can be troubling -- when government abuses the law and the lawmaking process, to stir up fear in order to get free people to behave a particular way they would not on their own.
Is the COVID-19 real? Of course. Have people died from contracting it? Yes. But how many people have been infected and fully recovered? That is unknown. How many people have died from the coronavirus alone? Again that is unknown. Yet day after day, week after week public health experts pretend they know, with all certainty, the specific answers to these questions. They publish reports which then policy makers, now just mostly Governors alone, use to mandate new behaviors throughout society.
You are not allowed to question the mask mandate without being publicly shamed by state officials and then fellow citizens. You are not allowed to dine at your favorite restaurant or work out at your fitness center. You may not attend religious services if too many people show up at once.
Is there real, solid, scientific evidence that any of these behaviors or venues are the cause of spreading the virus? No there is not. There are only experts postulating and politicians dictating in order to gain control over society. The real fact is no government can control the spread of this virus. All any government can do is try to control you.
At some point, we citizens are going to have to stand up to this invasion in unison. We will be shamed by government bureaucrats and governors who continue to get paid — and for some reason are never really impacted by shutdown requirements; we will be ridiculed and scorned by those whose lives don’t require them to work in order to pay the rent, the mortgage, or put food on the table. But stand up we must, in any and all forms. Because, if we don’t, if we allow the fear of the invisible, the unknown, and the unpredictable to dominate our lives, we will be scared to the left. The result: ultimate power will no longer belong to our individual ability to think, to reason, and to consent and retract power, but all power over our lives will belong to the experts and their government.
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|Post Date: 2020-11-28 11:31:12||Last Update: 2020-11-28 16:01:33|