It could be March 11 of 2020, the day we learned that Tom Hanks contracted this new virus we all must be afraid of. Seriously, that could be the day, but more on that in a bit. It could be Friday the 13th of March, 2020 when President Donald Trump declared a state of emergency, a declaration that remains today under Joe Biden.
Regardless, we do know that today, March 16, is the 2-year anniversary of “two weeks to flatten the curve.” It was March 16, 2020, when Trump’s press conference introduced the “15 days to slow the spread” theme. Trump, announcing the shut down of society as we know it and already playing salesman for Big Pharma, said:
“We’ve made the decision to further toughen the guidelines and blunt the infection now. We’d much rather be ahead of the curve than behind it, and that’ what we are.”
So, how do we “celebrate” this day? We remember how we, the people, allowed this to happen to us. We allowed the government to call us “nonessential” and were bought off with measly checks from the government. We continue to be the reason for the shutdown, which remains today as the Americans have shut down their minds and continue to accept government as their god.
I remember the day I first heard the idea that there could be mass lockdowns. I was covering a high school basketball game, and it was the day the news of Hanks contracting the coronavirus came out. I sat in press row and listened to the conversation the other reporters were having, talking about how upset they were that Hanks was sick.
These other reporters were suggesting we needed to cancel the rest of the basketball playoffs as I sat listening, in shock and amazement, to the suggestions. I thought they were nuts. Of course, we would never shut down over the threats of a cold virus, nor does the government have any right to do that. I was wrong as I learned the next day.
By the way, a study came out suggesting the news of Hanks contracting a virus may have made Americans take it seriously. After all, he’s an important person, and when important people get the sniffles, we must all destroy our lives.
Of course, our celebrity obsessed society sickened me then and sickens me now, but the people love their bread and circuses.
The NBA announced on March 11 its plan to suspend its season in progress, and the NCAA did the same on March 12. The COVID Blog detailed that decision: “The good ‘ol boys of the NCAA are not giving up $1 billion in revenues unless it’s part of a much bigger, more sinister plot to earn them even more money. It was clear that the fix was in from the very beginning.”
I saw that from the very beginning as well. The very first article I wrote for my local newspaper about the local school district closing down, I made it very clear that it was “authoritarian” dictates shutting people down, not a virus.
But alas, I watched in amazement as so-called “conservatives” went right along with the plan. I remember seeing a bar owner in my state announce he was not going to shut down, that he couldn’t close down because lively hoods were on the line. And you know who demonized him to shut him down, it was “conservative” Republicans in my state.
I watched “conservatives” encouraging the always corrupt and fraudulent Anthony Fauci to run for Congress, and others in the “conservative” media drooling over Fauci. Then there’s crooked Steve Bannon, who pocketed millions in his grift of conservatives, who was calling for a militarized lockdown.
Meanwhile, there have been principled men standing for liberty from the start who remain in relative obscurity. But those stated above still have the eyes and ears of conservatives. The “conservative” frauds don’t have to apologize for helping promote our doom. They still get the viewers.
Then, you have the Republican politicians who do nothing until they no longer have any power.
Seriously think about all your favorite Republicans. I’m not saying there aren’t any, but can you name one who from the very beginning said the government has absolutely no authority to do anything regarding viruses, diseases, general healthcare at all? The only one I can think of is Gov. Kristi Noem, but that was a lot more talk than reality if you look at her record.
The reason for being so pointed is I see so many clamoring for Republican saviors when they have not been nor can ever be saviors. I’ve watched conservatives cheer on GOP governors who took mask mandates off earlier than Democrats and then those same Republicans take a bow for giving freedoms back. News flash, my freedoms come from the one true God. If politicians think they can give and take freedoms from people at will, then you’re never free.
The virus and the politicians ended our liberties. What this period of time has exposed is that America has been a nation of dependents for generations. As long as the politicians and bureaucrats remain in place, never being punished for their crimes against humanity, and as long as they think they’ve had authority that they never had over the last two years, we remain in lockdown no matter what naïve and false hopes are expressed today.
“Optimism is a wonderful trait when accompanied by knowledge, fact, and truth, but optimism accepted under the pretense of false hope is a very dangerous proposition to be sure,” wrote Gary Barnett. “In this ‘modern’ world of mass ignorance due to planned intellectual obsolescence and collectivist thinking, optimism becomes a dishonest exercise based solely on the notion of feigned wishes.
But of course, those controlling the narrative understand this phenomenon, and use it to breed weakness among the people to such an extent as to totally remove skepticism. When this occurs, those willing to seek absolute truth are painted as outcasts, while the perpetrators of the fraud are seen as saviors. This inversion of reality can only lead to mass confusion and end in destruction, and this dynamic should be widely understood at this advanced stage of deceit.”
“Beware of false prophets. Beware of contradiction. Beware of popular support. Beware of any event receiving mass approval by competing ideologies. Beware of false optimism. Beware of those once insiders now claiming to be saviors of mankind, whether political, medical, scientific, or popular. There are many out there, but they are easily identified, as all forms of hypocrisy are alive and well in this time of outrageous compliance.”
“Accept nothing at face value; question everything. Do not believe; know!”