Voices from the Lockdown

Voices from the Lockdown

In my travels through the Wall Street Journal last week, I heard the following voices, calling out of the Wilderness that is “Coronavirus Lockdown”, variously enforced in most of the United States, by Governors and Mayors who don’t like the US Constitution very much.  They issue various decrees upon their Subjects, forcing them to stay in their homes, give up their livelihoods, and shut their small businesses.  Here is what the people say:

The virus is especially lethal to the elderly.  I can say, because I am 73 years old, that I don’t give a darn.  Mr. M.A.S. in Maine

 

I concurred almost entirely with your editorial until I got to the closing comment: “isolate society’s most vulnerable”.  Almost to the biblical four score, I recognize I am in that category.  However, my wife and I still drive our own cars (or did until the “stay at home” order), have many organizations in which we are active, enjoy going to our children/grandchildren’s home (local and out of state), look forward to gathering with friends, and are engaged in our church.  Thank you, but while I will be prudent, I am not ready to be involuntarily “isolated”.  Mr. J.A.B.C. in Virginia

 

Universal poverty isn’t an acceptable solution to any problem that I can think of.  Mr. R.B in Pennsylvania

 

And from Peggy Noonan’s column entitled: Scenes from the Class Struggle in Lockdown:

Since the pandemic began, the overclass has been in charge–schientists, doctors, political figures, consultants–calling the shots for the average people.  But personally they have less skin in the game.  The National Institues of Health scientist won’t lose his livelihood over what’s happened.  Neither will the midday anchor.

 

Here’s a generalization based on a lifetime of experiencd and observation. The working-class people who are pushing back have had harder lives than those now determining their fate. They haven’t had familial or economic ease. No one sent them to Yale. They often come from considerable family dysfunction. This has left them tougheror harder, you choose the word.

 

The overclass says: “Wait three months before we’re safe.” They [ordinary people] say “There’s no such thing as safe.”

And then the Governor of Michigan describes the ordinary people demonstrating against the lockdown as “racist and misogynistic”.  What does that make her?  Her livelihood is not at stake, and she always appears perfectly made-up and coiffed, while her subjects are denied haircuts.

Once again I say:

Defy Tyranny.  Break the Lockdown.

There was actually some good news today.

First Good News Story:   US Department of Justice Drops the Case Against General Michael Flynn.

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This case was a total travesty from Day One, and documents revealed this week show a real conspiracy, led and known by those at the top of the Obama Administration FBI, led by James Comey.  The reputation of the FBI as an investigative agency tasked with finding and bringing the Bad Guys to Justice has been dragged through the mud, and may never recover.

It is my hope that General Flynn and his excellent lawyer Sidney Powell immediately file lawsuits against the individuals involved, NOT the Agencies.  Start with Jim Comey, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, James Clapper, and Rod Rosenstein.  They are the ones who ruined a good man’s reputation and threw him into bankruptcy and penury.  And they should sue for triple damages because of it.  General Flynn at least deserves to get back the wealth that he spent fighting the bogus charges.  And Susan Rice, who helped “unmask” General Flynn while wiretapping the Russian Ambassador with whom he was (legally) speaking, needs to be sued into bankruptcy, and prevented from ever working in any government position again.

It it also time for President Trump to thoroughly clean house at Justice.  He needs to fire every single political appointee from any Administration other than his own.  That includes the US Attorneys who continually thwart his actions.  He should have done that on Day Two of his administration in January of 2017.

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The next piece of Good News today:  The Texas Salon owner who was jailed for violating the Dallas “Lockdown ordinance” was freed today by a ruling of the Texas Supreme Court.

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The Texas Attorney General has also ruled that no one should be jailed for violating such an ordinance.  Much of the United States economy has been brought low, resulting in millions of citizens being thrown out of their jobs and onto the unemployment rolls, by state officials ordering people to stay home and businesses to shutter in the name of stopping the spread of the Wuhan Coronavirus.  The economic damage is turning out to be worse than the disease itself.  The people are starting to rebel against the Tyranny of local officials who are denying them the right to their livelihoods.

Congratulations to General Michael Flynn, and Ms. Shelley Luther for triumphing against Tyranny in its many forms.

Stolen. “If it walks like a Quack and Talks like a Quack”

Stolen.  “If it walks like a Quack and Talks like a Quack”

Thanks to a Ricochet friend for bringing this excellent quote to my attention.  It belongs in a prominent position, since it perfectly expresses the horror of the “Covid-19 Lockdown” mentality that has taken over the brains of so many state governors/mini-dictators.  From Dr. John Rao:

Our Socratic forbears taught us through their “Seeds of the Logos” that the reasoning man does not have to be an expert in a given field to be able to make a competent judgment regarding whether he is dealing with leaders whose advice he should heed or reject as fraudulent. Frauds demand absolute faith in their claims, treating the confused doubter with contempt for his invincible ignorance. Such imposters may seriously believe that they are omniscient experts. But when they tell young or otherwise healthy persons that they are in the same condition as the weakest of the elderly or the already ill; when they say that in order to protect itself the vast mass of the population has to abandon its livelihood, the well being of its country, the cultural life of its civilization, and the tools required for its eternal salvation they must be dismissed for what they actually are: quacks.

Does this sound like anyone you know?  It sure sounds like our Dictator in Olympia.  Quack!!!

DEFY TYRANNY.  BREAK THE LOCKDOWN.

For Who Will Record the Truth…

…in these days of Darkness?  Who will write down, for others to read, exactly what happens?  Who will write the History of events in all the turmoil?  Who will record exactly what is said, and meant, by President Donald Trump?  How will posterity know exactly what kind of President he was, when the recorders are those who despise him, and despise those who elected him?  When the video record of rallies and press conferences is edited to make the President look foolish, or crazy.

Who will record the Truth, when even those who call themselves “conservative” devote an entire magazine issue to hatred of the candidate?  Who will provide the true descriptions of events that shake the world?  We are living through a momentous time, when Government decrees that Society will Stop in its tracks, to prevent the spread of a thing that is so small, so invisible, that the people will only know it by its deliverance of illness and death.  We are living in a difficult moment, when we are subjected to writings by a so-called “press” who devotes itself to denigration of the President, even when he does what is obviously necessary to preserve the Nation.

Who will write the History of these Days of Hurt, Darkness, and Death?  We need to tell the Truth, about the actions of the Elected National Legislators who, instead of working on behalf of the Voters who elected them, work to investigate, and undermine, the duly-elected President.  We need to write, and preserve the Truth about these days.  Witness, and write about what you see.  History depends on You.

I had to pass this on. Trump to Schumer.

I had to pass this on.  Trump to Schumer.

Shocked!  They were just Shocked.  President Trump told it like it is.  Schumer deserves everything the President throws at him.  Like many of my Ricochet friends, I Thank God for President Donald Trump.

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This is why I voted for him the first time in 2016.  He fights back against all the slander and slime the so-called media, and the DemocRats fling at him.

Thank God for President Donald Trump.

China Lied, and People are Dying in Great Numbers

Many greater than the Chinese Communist Party is admitting to.  I urge all of my followers to follow the link below to an excellent story, promoted to the Ricochet Main Feed by the Editors.  Many thanks to the Post Author, James Gawron.  Also, many of the commenters provided their own links to other stories, which only add to the sordid data. God Bless Everyone in America.  And may the Almighty God Curse the Chinese Communists unto the tenth generation.

China Falsifying Health Statistics