In the movie ‘Tora! Tora! Tora!”, Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is quoted as saying “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve”. There is no way to prove that he said this, but it is written that he thought that. It refers to that one moment in time that you forsee that the one you attacked is now alert and is working to destroy you. You saw it on September 12th, 2001 when all americans started putting flags on their cars and singing song paradies like “Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran” sung to the tune of the Beach Boys “Barbara Ann”. Or the scene in ‘Wild Hogs’ when the sheriff of Madrid takes the boys to “slap the bull”. John Travolta snuck up on the bull and slapped the rump of the bull, but when Tim Allen went to ‘slap the bull’ the shefiff deputies said it will be interesting now that the bull is alert.
But I am waiting for that moment that America, in unison, stands up and says like Popeye “I have had all I can stand, I can’t stand no more” or like in the movie “Network” when the character Howard Beale yells out “I’m mad as hell and I am not going to take it anymore”.
We have all not only seen it, we have lived it. Covid -19 has made its way around the globe and has killed way too many people. But, like Rahm Imanuel said in 2008 “never let a crisis go to waste” there are many in our government that like the temporary power that a “state of emergency” gives them and are looking to find ways to extend that power, some initially floated the idea of a ‘state of emergency’ for 13 months. Many state governors have been seen acting like lords and tyrants by choosing who survives and who fails. In Colorado, Jared Polis (Schutz) allowed the big boxstores to stay open, but not the small or medium sized competition.
Which poses a bigger threat, hundreds of people gathered in Walmart, or a few people at a smaller competitor?
When the dust clears and the “true” covid-19 numbers are tabulated, we will see the hypocracy and felonious reporting that happened, and the high number of businesses that was forced under unnessessarily.
Take Michigan Governor that deems gardening supplies like garden seeds non-essential and therefore could not be sold during the quarantine. Imagine a hardware store that had to rope off the garden section because the govenor did not want you outside in your backyard planting your own food.
Or Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam that made ita crime to goto church and threatened to arrest and jail anyone that went to church services even just to listen totheservice on your car radio while in the church parking lot. When we as a nation need God more than ever, there are those that want to prevent worship of God.
And let us not forget the govenor that prevented drive in theaters from operating simply because he classified them as entertainment. (Colorado Jared Polis Schutz)
It has been reported that in the state of Colorado alone, more than 400 small and medium sized restaurants will never be able to open because the owners have lost too much money being forced closed by government all “for the benefit of the public”. Think of the family that risked everything to open a small business like a restaurant and the many people that are/were employed by them. And why should minimum wage workers go back to work after being on unemployment when you can actually get more money not to work? Until July 31st, unemployment is calculated as half your weekly salary plus $600 per week. When minimum wage is around $450 a week before taxes, unemployment is preferable to and more financially beneficial to working. But there are some in government that WANT people relying on government and not themselves. Something needed to be done, but it is never beneficial to make a large portion of the populace relying on the government.
Remember when this pandemic first started, Dr. Fauchi claimed that masks would do you no good, just wash your hands in Purel and wear gloves. Then he made an abrupt change about amonth later and said that gloves will not slow the spread of the virus, but you must wear a mask. This is the same man that said the President was being a zenophobe by closing the US borders to any Chinese national only to then say that the action taken by Trump probably saved thousands.
John Wayne once said “Life is hard. It is harder when you are stupid” But if the “Duke” was alive today, he would have to add a classification for a special kind of stupid. Do you want to rely on yourself and the blessings of God, or do you want to rely on government? Benjamin Franklin once said: “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
In 1974, 6th grade, I remember Mrs. Ide gave everyone a country report. The day she was giving out the assignments, I was sick. The next day, the only country left was Russia. I did not want Russia and I pitched a fit. But I am thankful now because of what I learned helps me to see socialism and its destructive effects on the populace. This was amidst the ‘cold war’ between America and USSR Russia. Information on Russia was harder to get than say, Italy or Spain. And there was no Google at that time, and I had to visit several libraries, travel agencies, read two different encyclopedias and visit the microfiche dept at CSUN (Calif State University at Northridge). While researching life in USSR Russia, I realized that the government determines all aspects of your life. Who can and cannot buy a car, what jobs you will work, who will and who will not get medical treatment. Religion was a taboo subject and the Politburo controlled every aspect of life in the ‘Union of Soviet Socialsts Republic’. An individuals ability to make choices was limited.
It is now 2020 in America and the Constitution was quietly put away. Instead of a Politburo, we have an unelected group of doctors that have joined govenors and mayors in controlling the sheeple. A health group called the ‘tri-county health’ has been making rules for the population and business’. When business’ can open, and when they do, what they can do. That makes an unelected group lording over people. I want to know when it became acceptible to suspend my Constitutional rights because you are living in fear?
And let us not forget the television commercials teaching children that they can become ‘super heros’ simply by washing their hands. That’s right, not just heros but SUPER HEROS. So are you just a simple hero if you only use Purel to wash your hands? Talk about setting our children up for failure. Are we supposed to give our children a cape after washing their hands with soap and hot water and call them Super heros just by learning to wash their hands? That is as stupid as saying there are no winners or loosers so everyone gets a participation trophy
The mask: it is designed to prevent your spitle from being ‘sprayed’ or projected. After being properly fitted, a mask will contain your spitle and help prevent others spitle from being inhaled. But it also restricts your breathing. Many doctors and, yes, virologists agree that those that are health and with no underlying medical conditions should not, I repeat NOT, wear a mask. Not only does it constrict your breathing, it increases your carbon dioxide blood levels. That’s right, those headaches, light headedness and lethargy can be attributed to the mask. It is unhealthy for a healthy person to wear one for extended periods of time. The mask is also a symbol of fear. When people are alone in their cars and still wear a mask, is like a guy going to bed alone yet still putting on a condom; its a waste and shows a lack of common sense. I have witnessed people out for a walk alone and still wearing a mask. Remember when we were told we could only flatten the curve? Everyone continues to listen to the W.H.O. and the CDC even when they are wrong so much.
Anyone who has been blessed with children or has dealt with young children knows that they are walking talking petri dishes. They put everything in their mouths, they will eat almost anything off the ground, they will have snot bubbles bursting from their noses. They also happen to be one of the least likely to be effected by Covid-19 so why did the government shut down all schools forcing working parents who had not been quarentined yet to stay at home with their children? Parents also know they are the most squirming of the small creatures and can be harder to wrangle than the grunun (a small, slimmy fish that migrates onshore once a year to mate off the Pacific Ocean) Yet many governors mandated that everyone over the age of 3 must wear a mask. And anyone caught without a mask in public is subject to a hefty fine, including a 3 year old. Again, proof that those with temporary power go ‘power hungry’ and refuse to use common sense, yet do everything possible to retain that power.
Not too long after the start of the quarentine, everyone noticed a shortage of toilet paper. There was no toilet paper to be had at any of our grocery stores. This was a perfect example of a failure in the supply chain. Then meat started to become scarce so people again panicked and stores started to ration the purchase of meat. So if you look at the supply chain, you can see what went wrong. For example, gun stores were labeled essential so people that had not thought of buying a gun before bought guns because they were afraid of what might happen. When the instant background check used to only take 10 to 15 minutes and then in the middle of the quarentine, the background check was up to 7 days. So there were alot of people buying guns and ammo. However, new guns and ammo were not being made so many gun stores have empty shelves and after a discussion with a gun store owner, I found out his shelves may not be restocked for up to 3 months. If the supply chain can be broken in less than 2 months, imagine if government ran it for years. An example of a government ran supply chain is Cuba. (https://www.jenlinliu.com/home/2017/2/13/shopping-in-cubas-not-so-super-markets). Imagine of a choice of an expensive loaf of bread or nothing. Some might say that is a choice, but a true choice in a free society is 20 different brands of bread, or cereal or soup.
Freedom means making your own choices and living with the consequences. I remember a Warner Bros. short cartoon made for a commercial to teach about American freedom. It had the coyote chasing the road runner and the coyote missing the road runner and falling off the capitol building while the narriator says we in America have the freedom of life, liberty and the persuit of happiness, but not the guarantee of happiness. Many in Washington DC speak of equality, but equality of what? The Constitution of the United States of America guarantees equality of opportunity, but there are those in Washington that want equality of outcome. True freedom comes when you can open up a business providing a service or a product and let you fellow citizens determine if they want of need your service or product and NOT some power hungry governor or mayor or leader.
So until the majority of the American populace realize that they are in a pot of boiling water and not a jacuzzi, we will continue to suffer a slow death. That is the reason many want to continue a spirit of divisiveness. We need to come together like we once did on December 8th, 1941 or September 12th, 2001. Until then, as long as we allow anarchy and divisiveness, we will suffer a long and painful death…a spiral into socialism where we will be beholden to government and its elites who think they know better than you how to live your life.