And the mayor went on, “Attendees and guests must remain seated and socially distanced from each other or other household groups.”
They want to micro-manage your wedding! Give ’em time–they’ll be telling you who you can marry, and who you can’t. And what time to go to bed at night.
J’accuse! Given the history of humanity’s survival in the face of much more deadly epidemics than this, what but pure malice, and an intoxication with pure power over others, can possibly be motivating these continuing restrictions on our everyday lives?
No one’s liberty will ever be safe until the Democrat Party is put out of business forever.
“How do you de-program 75 million people?” he wonders.
See, voting for Donald Trump makes you a Nazi, and so there are 75 million Nazis now in the United States, and we all need to have our minds made right, boss.
Atkins called our kind of thinking, shared by at least 75 million of our fellow citizens, a “conspiracy theory-fueled belligerent death cult.” You can just feel the love. He also accused conservatives of giving themselves the coronavirus so they could blame it on liberals.
Oh–and he says “left” and “center-left” are the only good and decent places you can be, politically.
Heap it up, Democrats, heap it up as high as you can.
By now, I hope, most people have noticed that the states with the most onerous restrictions imposed on their people are all Democrat states, with Democrat governors making like Mussolini. And surely you’ve noticed that whenever a state draws near the date set by the governor for the end of the lockdown, they move it back another several weeks.
You can walk on wet sand, but not on dry sand. Don’t step outside without a mask on. Don’t even think about buying seeds for your garden. And so on. One “mandate” after another. We used to have laws. Now we have mandates.
Democrats are enjoying this like it was a beer party in heaven. Somehow burdening the American people with innumerable restrictions, some of which don’t make any kind of sense at all, is supposed to endear them to the voters, turn them against President Trump, and sweep their warmed-over socialist rag-pile party back into power in November. Like, all this stuff that Democrats are doing to us–that’s all Trump’s fault.
Shut up, they explained.
The Democrats abuse us and reckon we’ll blame it all on Trump. I don’t understand that thinking. It only works if our Free & Independent Nooze media go whole-hog Democrat and the people–maybe God has driven them mad–believe them. The party and the noozies have to work closely together on this… as they’ve been doing all along.
“All children under sixteen are now over sixteen…”
One by one, Democrat governors are losing lawsuits filed against their overzealous “lockdown” orders. Important reminder: “Lockdown” used to mean a tactic used by jailers to control their prisoners. They’ve lost every one of these court cases so far, but it hasn’t blunted their appetite for dictatorial rule.
As the liberal death cult tries to stir up impeachment frenzy in America, and uses children on a global stage to stampede adults into accepting a global government, let’s pause and reflect on what kind of government sinful, fallen man usually winds up with.
This is the perversity of our sin nature: wherever there is liberty, you’ll find people clamoring for a king. Wherever there is dignity, you’ll find them stretched out on the ground kissing the earth the tyrant walks on.
It’s a dynamic of history, it never changes. There’s always someone, somewhere, or a group of fat-heads, somewhere, who wants to rule the whole shebang.
The globalists are pushing very, very hard for that today!
And Donald Trump stands in their way, so Donald Trump must go.
O Lord our God! Tread down your enemies, who hate your people for your sake.
Our, ahem, colleges and universities are being used against us, purposely used to alienate young people from their country, to turn them into willing, brainless tools for would-be tyrants. And we let them do it.
Freedom is not natural to fallen man. It is rarely achieved and only maintained with difficulty.
Defund the colleges–before they put freedom out of business.
Is your score high enough to allow you to eat at decent restaurant?
How would you like to be punished for something without even knowing what it was, without a trial, without a chance to defend yourself, without even a chance to say anything about it? And because the punishment is not administered by the legal system, there’s no way to appeal it, no way to get it lifted.
Welcome to Red China’s “social credit” system. There, Big Tech closely monitors everything that everybody says and does and helps the government “rate” citizens according to their “trustworthiness”… as defined by the government. You run up points for doing things the government likes for you to do; and if your score is too low, you can’t shop at the nicer stores, can’t sent your kids to a nice school, can’t hold a good job, can’t travel on a plane, can’t ride the choo-choo train.
Some of the big corporations–banks, insurance companies, Facebook, Uber, and Lyft, and even Amazon–are already rating their customers, and some are banning people for having “wrong” opinions. (Note: I got banned by Facebook yesterday.) Say the wrong thing on the social media, and maybe next time you need a ride from Uber, the algorithm will say you can’t have one.
This is a liberal’s dream come true. Why go to all the trouble of passing a law against Climbit Change Denial, and maybe have a judge just strike it down, when Big Tech is ready, willing, and able to do your dirty work for you? And your victim won’t be able to go to court and get his punishment lifted. You don’t even have to tell him why he’s being punished.
Remember a book called Beyond Freedom and Dignity by B.F. Skinner, vintage 1971? Freedom and dignity, argued the father of behavior modification theory, are outdated and “unscientific,” obstacles to a utopia designed by Scientists and the kind of government that’ll kill you as soon as look at you.
“Social credit” is behavior mod for the entire country, administered by private entities without the consent of the governed–but certainly with a sly wink from the Democrats.
Please! Do not, under any circumstances, vote for any Democrat anywhere! Next year is our chance to put them out of business… before they put our country out of business.
This is what’ll happen if you don’t give the government fantastic new powers to control your lives!
Far Left Crazy will never drop the ball on “Climate Change.” It’s their ticket to ride, the blanket excuse for extending the strangling grasp of government in every direction. And the colleges and universities help them do it. Like so:
For sure, Britain is farther down this road than we are. But Democrats drool with envy when they see some of the speech-restricting laws that Britain’s got. Oh! Wouldn’t it be just so gratifying, to force people to say things they know are total lies, and throw them into prison if they won’t!
Why do police enforce those laws? Beats me. You’d think they’d be ashamed.
In a word, no. In a fallen world populated by sinners, where you can win applause by rejecting God, freedom is a plant very easily shriveled.
The Romans frittered away their republic and wound up with an emperor.
The English beheaded King Charles and wound up with a Parliament that assigns sovereign power to itself and ignores the result of a supposedly binding referendum because it didn’t like the way the people voted.
The French beheaded their king and wound up with first a lot of little creeps who were beheading everybody, and then Napoleon.
The Chinese tossed out their emperor and wound up with warlords, Mao, and the mob of tyrants who succeeded him.
In the 20th century, tyranny bloomed like kudzu. It would take up too much space just to list the perpetrators. there were so many tyrants in that century, you could have had them in a boxed set of bubble-gum cards.
Our own country’s founders tried their level best to avoid these errors and create for us a republic ruled not by tyrants, but by laws that were the same for all. A terrible civil war rid us of the curse of slavery. But as the Bible teaches us, if we won’t serve the true God, the only author of our liberties, we will surely wind up serving false ones.
All over the world today, freedom is under attack. Even here, we have elitists, we have Democrats, who believe in, and try their damnedest to create, a government colossus to rule over virtually everything–for our own good, of course, and with themselves doing the ruling. And because our education establishment is fully committed to that course, it trains young Americans to be ignorant of civics, ignorant of history, ignorant of God’s word, terrified of Global Warming and a host of other made-up boogeymen, and receptive to the idea of unlimited government.
By Almighty God’s decree, all of this is doomed to fail. He will not yield His place to a lot of grubby little puffed-up bugs who went to Harvard.
But it would be good for us, good beyond words, if we would only just stop voting for them.