Charlotte, NC — “The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.”—Ecclesiastes 1:9
This past year, we’ve seen the rise of hard tyranny around the globe. It’s nothing new, and should have been expected. It’s been on the rise for years. As C.J. Hopkins described it, 2021 was “The Year of the New Normal Fascist.”
In Ireland, a 66-year-old grandmother was sentenced to six-months in jail for not wearing a mask. She said she was “only answerable to God.”
Jeffrey Tucker wrote about a conversation he had with Dr. Rajeev Venkayya early on in the so-called “pandemic” in 2020.
Ticker has been adamantly opposed to lockdowns and authoritarianism from the start. Venkayya, not so much as can be expected as the Gates Foundation’s former head of pandemic policy.
Venkayya also worked for George W. Bush and wrote the script for the authoritarian takeover we’re now living under in 2005. As Tucker describes him, Venkayya is “the founding father of lockdowns” who “literally unleashed hell.”
“That was 15 years ago,” Tucker wrote. “At the time, I wrote about the changes I was witnessing, worrying that new White House guidelines (never voted on by Congress) allowed the government to put Americans in quarantine while closing their schools, businesses, and churches shuttered, all in the name of disease containment.”
In his conversation with Venkayya, Tucker said lockdowns were “wrecking rights, destroying businesses, and disturbing public health” while Venkayya “was convinced that lockdown was the only way to deal with a virus.” Tucker added: “ (Venkayya) said it was our only choice because we had to wait for a vaccine. I spoke about natural immunity, which he called immoral. So on it went.”
As the rise of hard tyranny continues, its starting to prove the antifederalists correct as Gary Galles wrote for the Mises Institute in 2006.
“The Antifederalists were opponents of ratifying the US Constitution. They feared that it would create an overbearing central government, while the Constitution’s proponents promised that this would not happen. As the losers in that debate, they are largely overlooked today. But that does not mean they were wrong or that we are not indebted to them.”
The antifederalists were actually for federalism. Their fear was that the Constitution would create an overly powerful central government that would destroy federalism. They are the reason the Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution which allowed enough votes to ratify it.
“Antifederalists opposed the Constitution on the grounds that its checks on federal power would be undermined by expansive interpretations of promoting the ‘general welfare’ (which would be claimed for every law) and the ‘all laws necessary and proper’ clause (which would be used to override limits on delegated federal powers), creating a federal government with unwarranted and undelegated powers that were bound to be abused,” Galles wrote.
That’s why while things may feel different for us today, it follows the trend that has been going for decades as soft tyranny has been here while hard tyranny has waited in the wings. What we are witnessing should not be a surprise. We’ve created unconstitutional bureaucracy after unconstitutional bureaucracy for decades. The nature of government is to increase its power over the people.
The federal spending continues to rise to help fund the tyranny. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) has again detailed government waste in his annual “Festivus Report.”
The U.S. debt now sits at nearly $30 trilling, according to usdebtclock.org, and over $85 trillion including unfunded debt and interest payments. The debt was $20.2 trillion in 2016, $16 trillion in 2012, $11.1 trillion in 2008, $7.6 trillion in 2004, $5.6 trillion in 200, $3.2 trillion in 1990 and $934 billion in 1980. And so the trend continues.
As John and Nisha Whitehead wrote: Disgruntled mobs. Martial law. A populace under house arrest. A techno-corporate state wielding its power to immobilize huge swathes of the country. A Constitution in tatters …. The more things changed, the more they stayed the same.”
Indeed, we’ve seen a rise in 2021 of riots, martial law, coup attempts, surveillance state, digital tyranny, a new war on terrorism (this time “domestic terror”), government violence, culture wars, home invasions, financial tyranny and globalism.
We’ve seen an increase in imperial powers by the presidents which has risen from George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Donald Trump and now Joe Biden. The Whiteheads write that presidents now believe they can “kill American citizens without due process, to carry out mass surveillance on Americans without probable cause, to disregard laws with which he might disagree, to sidestep the legislatures and courts with executive orders and signing statements, to direct the military to operate beyond the reach of the law, and to act as a dictator and a tyrant, above the law and beyond any real accountability.”
While the tyrants keep amassing more power, the goal in 2022 has to be to reverse that trend and move toward liberty instead.
“The task now is to rebuild a civilized life that is no longer so fragile as to allow insane people to lay waste to all that humanity has worked so hard to build,” Tucker wrote.
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