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TX Governor Now “Allowing” Texans To Be “Free”

The governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, has announced that Texans, are now “allowed” to be freer.  He ended the lockdowns and mask mandates to the delight of the slaves, with not many questioning if he should even have the authority to strip them of their freedom in the first place.

We had better wake up.  This guy is going to now “allow” people to lie their lives, not freely, but almost as free as they were before COVID. Which wasn’t that free anyway considering that government is slavery. Why do so many people need the permission of the ruling class to be free, when it’s our birthright.  We had all better figure this out soon.

“People are cemented in their own cognitive dissonance and really, Stockholm syndrome. This is a solidification of Stockholm syndrome, writ large, ” says Brian of High Impact Flix, a YouTube creator. “We can all go back to business because King Abbott said so!” Brian says mockingly.

Some tell those of us who wish for the complete abolition of all slavery to “take what we can get.” Nope. I want it all. I want all of my freedom to live my life not under the thumb of any other human who I know I have no obligation to obey or be enslaved to. We should all understand that by now.

The fact that Abbott became a domestic enemy and then decides to give the people a few more links in their chains doesn’t make him any less a tyrant. “Am I saying I WANT the mandates to be there? That’s not what I’m saying at all. No man, on this earth can grant you or take away your freedom legitimately. It’s not a construct of ‘belief,’ it’s just true.  Does anybody have a higher claim over your life and property than you? The answer is ‘no!’” Brian says. 

We need to stop celebrating our rulers who “allow” us to have some freedom that they had no legitimate right to take from us in the first place. This is the first step to waking up and realizing we don’t need these tyrants. It’s obvious. They need us and they need our compliance and obedience to their slave system.  It’s past time we figure this out if we ever expect to be truly free.

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The Great Reset, Part V: Woke Ideology

This article was originally published by Michael Rectenwald at The Mises Institute. 

In previous articles, I’ve discussed the Great Reset and introduced several ways of understanding the economics of it. The Great Reset can be thought of as neofeudalism, as “corporate socialism,” as “capitalism with Chinese characteristics,” and in terms of “stakeholder capitalism” versus “neoliberalism.” In future installments, I intend to treat the technological (transhumanist) and monetary (centralized banking and digital currency) aspects that Klaus Schwab and others anticipate and prescribe.

But in this essay, I wish to consider the ideological aspect of the Great Reset. Just how do the planners mean to establish the reset ideologically? That is, how would a reset of the mass mind come to pass that would allow for the many elements of the Great Reset to be put into place—without mass rebellion, that is? After all, if the Great Reset is to take hold, some degree of conformity on the part of the population will be necessary—despite the enhanced, extended, and more precise control over the population that transhumanist technology and a centralized digital currency would afford.

This is the function of ideology. Ideology, as the Marxist historian of science Richard Lewontin has argued, works “by convincing people that the society in which they live is just and fair, or if not just and fair then inevitable, and that it is quite useless to resort to violence.”1 Ideology establishes the “social legitimation” that Lewontin sees as necessary for gaining the assent of the ruled. “The battleground is in people’s heads, and if the battle is won on that ground then the peace and tranquility of society are guaranteed.”2 Ideology on this account is not the same as a world view. It is rather the mental programming necessary for domination and control short of the use of force. Ideological indoctrination is easier, less messy, and less expensive than state and state-supported violence.

Some may argue that the ideology of the Great Reset is simply socialist-communist ideology. After all, in many respects, socialist-communist ideology supports what the Great Reset promises to deliver. And this may work for some. There are those who would welcome, on socialist grounds, the “fairness,” “equality,” or “equity” that the Great Reset promises. Socialists might overlook or excuse the oligarchical control of society on the basis of the supposed fairness, equality, or equity among the mass of the population, and on the presumption that the oligarchy will be overthrown in the not-so-distant future. Socialism embeds a leveling predisposition that puts a premium on “equality” among the visible majority, even when that equality comes as a great loss for many otherwise “middle-class” subjects. In fact, when I briefly entertained the rantings of members of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA, including its leader, Bob Avakian, they admitted to me that worldwide socialism would mean reduced standards of living for much of the world, especially in the United States. They had no problem with this; in fact, they seemed to relish the prospect. No doubt, as Friedrich Nietzsche suggested, socialism is fueled, at least in part, by ressentiment—by resentment and envy for the property owner. Much could be said about socialists’ apparent approval, or at least conditional and temporary acceptance, of big monopolistic oligarchical corporatists and their preference for big business over small.3 Socialists see monopolization under capitalism as inevitable, as necessary for producing a more consolidated target to be overthrown, and as a sign of the imminent collapse of capitalism and the coming socialist-communist apocalypse.

Likewise, many socialists will be amenable to the Great Reset on principle—especially those who accept its rhetoric at face value. But for all its newfound popularity, socialism-communism still doesn’t represent the majority. While popular among Millennials and other millennialists, socialism-communism remains unsavory for many. It is regarded as alien, obscure, and loosely connotes something negative. But more importantly, for reasons that I’ll give below, socialist-communist ideology is not the ideology that best fits the goals of the Great Reset. This is where wokeness comes in.

What exactly is wokeness? As I write in Beyond Woke,

According to the social justice creed, being “woke” is the political awakening that stems from the emergence of consciousness and conscientiousness regarding social and political injustice. Wokeness is the indelible inscription of the awareness of social injustice on the conscious mind, eliciting the sting of conscience, which compels the newly woke to change their be­liefs and behaviors.4

This is as close to a definition of wokeness as I can manage, gleaning it as I have from the assertions of those who embrace it. Of course, the etymology of the word “woke,” and how it became an adjective describing those who are thus awakened into consciousness of social and political injustice, is another matter. I discuss the etymology in Google Archipelago:

“Woke” began in English as a past tense and past participle of “wake.” It suggested “having become awake.” But, by the 1960s, woke began to function as an adjective as well, gaining the figurative meaning in the African American community of “well-informed” or “up-to-date.” By 1972, the once modest verbal past tense began to describe an elevated political consciousness. In 2017, the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) recognized the social-conscious awareness of woke and added the definition: “alert to racial or social discrimination and injustice.”5

Yet there are as many definitions of wokeness as people who’ve heard of it, as is the case with most anything the least bit controversial. I’m sure that others can and will add to the definition or suggest that wokeness should be defined altogether differently. But the above definition and historical-semantical renderings are sufficient for our purposes. According to adherents, then, wokeness is enhanced awareness of social and political injustice and the determination to eradicate it.

But what could wokeness have to do with the Great Reset? As a corrective, wokeness is not aimed at the sufferers whose complaints or imagined complaints, it means to redress. Wokeness works on the majority, the supposed beneficiaries of injustice. It does so by making the majority understand that it has benefited from “privilege” and preference—based on skin color (whiteness), gender (patriarchy), sexual proclivity (heteronormativity), birthplace (colonialism, imperialism, and first worldism), gender identity (cisgender privilege), and the domination of nature (speciesism)—to name some of the major culprits. The list could go on and is emended, seemingly by the day. This majority must be rehabilitated, as it were. The masses must understand that they have gained whatever advantages they have hitherto enjoyed on the basis of the unfair treatment of others, either directly or indirectly, and this unfair treatment is predicated on the circumstances of birth. The “privilege” of the majority has come at the expense of those minorities designated as the beneficiaries of wokeness, and wokeness is the means for rectifying these many injustices.

And what are the effects of being repeatedly reprimanded as such, of being told that one has been the beneficiary of unmerited “privilege,” that one’s relative wealth and well-being have come at the expense of oppressed, marginalized, and misused Others? Shame, guilt, remorse, unworthiness. And what are the expected attitudinal and behavioral adjustments to be taken by the majority? They are to expect less. Under woke ideology, one will be expected to forfeit one’s rights, because even these rights, nay, especially these rights, have come at the expense of others.

Thus, wokeness works by habituating the majority to the reduced expectations that I introduced in my first installment on the Great Reset. It does this by instilling a belief in the unworthiness of the majority to thrive, prosper, and enjoy their lives. Wokeness indoctrinates the majority into the propertyless future (for them, at least) of the Great Reset while gratifying the Left, its main ideological propagators, with a sense of moral superiority, even as they too are scheduled to become bereft of prospects.

One question remains. Why is wokeness more suited to the objectives of the Great Reset than socialist-communist ideology? To answer this question, we must recall the selling points of socialism-communism. Despite the leveling down that I mentioned above, socialism-communism is promissory. It promises benefits, not deficits. It does not operate by promising the majority that they will lose upon its establishment. Quite to the contrary, socialism-communism promises vastly improved conditions—yes, fairness, equality, or equity but also prosperity for the mass of humanity, a prosperity that has been denied it under capitalism. The workers of the world are called to unite, not under the prospect of reduced expectations, but on the basis of great expectations—not, according to Marx, to establish utopia, but at least to destroy and replace the current dystopia with a shared cornucopia. We know, of course, how this promise is kept. But it is nevertheless still proffered and believed by all too many in our midst.

We have seen, on the other hand, the subtractive character of woke ideology. Wokeness demands the forfeiture of advantages on moral grounds. Unlike socialism-communism, it does not offer empowerment or advocate the takeover of the means of production and the state by political means. Wokeness is a form of recrimination that compels the abdication, not the acquisition, of goods.

Woke ideology, I contend, has tilled the soil and planted the seeds for the harvest that the Great Reset represents to the ruling elite. Was wokeness intentionally crafted for this purpose? I don’t think so, but it nevertheless can and is being adopted for these ends, just as other ideological formations have been used for other ends. The ruling elite appropriates the available means at its disposal to affect its plans, including available ideologies. Woke ideology was available and ready for appropriation and application. Wokeness serves the Great Reset best, and thus we see the language of wokeness in the books and other literature devoted to its establishment: fairness, inclusion, etc.

Naturally, wokeness will not work on everyone. But the demand has been made so universal that unapologetic, noncompliant dissenters are figured as regressive, reactionary, racist, white supremacist, and more, and are dismissed, if not punished, on those grounds. Wokeness has thus attained dominance. Countering it will be a major requirement for challenging the Great Reset.

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Chicago Has Become A Rotting, Decaying, Crime-Ridden Hellhole – And The Rest Of America Will Soon Follow

This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse Blog.

I don’t know why anyone would want to live in Chicago at this point.  According to the latest estimate that I could find, “over 117,000 gang members” currently live in the city, and there is so much violence that it regularly makes headlines all over the globe.

Some of the wealthy areas of Chicago still look nice, but many communities have been transformed into something straight out of a war zone.  Large churches, hospitals, and factories that were once so beautiful are now rotting and decaying all over the city, and a vibrant open-air drug market scares customers away from local businesses.  Sadly, the truth is that the entire country is going down the exact same path that Chicago has gone.

Coming into last year, Chicago was known as one of the murder capitals of the world, but nobody expected the murder rate to spike “by more than 50% in 2020”

Chicago police also released the final crime number for 2020 Friday which showed that shootings and murders jumped up by more than 50% in 2020.

In 2020, there were 769 murders, up considerably compared to the 495 murders tallied in 2019.

As for shootings, the city logged 3,261 last year, a big jump from 2,140 shootings in 2019. The number of shooting victims climbed to 4,033 in 2020, up from 2,598 in 2019.

But even though last year was so horrific, some officials are expressing optimism about the future.

For example, Dr. Faran Bokhari believes that the COVID vaccine is going to make a tremendous difference

“I think our savior is going to be the COVID vaccination,” Dr. Faran Bokhari, Chief of Trauma at Cook County Hospital. “I think people are so tired of being indoors and not being able to do what they usually do.”

Yes, gang members and drug addicts will feel so much better about life and will become a lot less violent once they are vaccinated and can get out into the streets a lot more.

Good luck with all that.

State Representative Marcus Evans has a different strategy in mind.  He believes that banning “Grand Theft Auto” will solve this crisis

It’s no secret that crime is out of control in Illinois and one lawmaker has a solution. In response to an increase in carjackings in Chicago, State Representative Marcus Evans Jr. wants a law passed making it illegal for retailers to sell violent video games to minors. “Grand Theft Auto” is not mentioned in the bill but Evans pointed to that specific game during a press conference on Monday.

Meanwhile, people continue to flee the city of Chicago and the state of Illinois at a staggering pace.

In fact, the exodus that we witnessed in 2020 is being described as “historic”

Illinois recorded a seventh straight year of population loss from July 2019 to July 2020, but the year’s drop was historic – 79,487 residents, the most since World War II and the second largest of any state in raw numbers or percentage of population. Larger declines year over year have also caused Illinois to suffer the largest raw decline in population, and second largest on a percentage basis since 2010, shedding 253,015 people – triple any other state’s losses.

I can understand why so many residents are leaving for greener pastures, but other major cities are also seeing dramatic spikes in crime too.

One study that was recently released found that murder rates in 34 major U.S. cities rose by an average of 30 percent last year

THE HOMICIDE RATE across 34 American cities increased by 30% on average during 2020, according to experts, as the U.S. reeled from the coronavirus pandemic and widespread protests against police brutality.

The newly released report from the National Commission on COVID-19 and Criminal Justice found that homicides rose in 29 of the 34 cities studied and that the three largest cities in the sample – New York, Los Angeles and Chicago – accounted for 40% of the additional homicide victims in 2020.

At this point, nearly all of our big cities are becoming unsafe.

If you want to avoid all of the violence, you could try moving to a small town, but that might not work either.

For example, the small town of Chickasha, Oklahoma sounds like it would be a nice place to live, but look at what just happened there

A repeat felon has confessed to killing his neighbor, cutting out her heart and feeding it to his family before murdering his uncle and a four-year-old girl, Oklahoma authorities say.

Lawrence Paul Anderson, 42, allegedly stabbed the neighbor, Andrea Lynn Blankenship, to death at her home in Chickasha on February 9.

Unfortunately, the truth is that our entire society is in the process of melting down all around us, and this process is only going to accelerate during the very difficult years ahead.

The worse economic conditions become, the more desperate people are going to get, and right now more businesses are shutting down with each passing day.

For instance, we just learned that Fry’s Electronics will be permanently shutting down all of their stores

Consumer electronics retailer Fry’s Electronics is going out of business after nearly 36 years.

Fry’s “has made the difficult decision to shut down its operations and close its business permanently as a result of changes in the retail industry and the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic,” the company said in a statement on its website. The company said it has begun the “wind-down” process as of Wednesday and has stopped its normal operations.

As I have discussed in numerous recent articles, poverty is exploding all over America and this economic downturn is hitting those at the bottom of the economic food chain particularly hard.

As this economic crisis grows, those at the bottom of the economic food chain will increasingly be venturing into wealthy neighborhoods to take out their frustrations.

Those with a “Robin Hood mentality” will try to claim that there is “justice” in taking from the rich and giving to the poor, but in reality, it will just be a way to justify the rampant lawlessness in our streets.

The rioting, looting, and violence that we have seen so far is just the beginning.

Much worse is coming, and it won’t be too long before the entire country looks like the streets in the worst parts of Chicago.

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Canadian Politician Proposes Seizing Private Hospitals to Fight COVID-19

This article was originally published by Pierre-Guy Veer at The Foundation for Economic Education.

*EDITOR’S NOTE: The seizure of and the banning of ownership of private property is one of the tenants of the Great Reset. “You will own nothing and you will be happy.” This is just the beginning. The ruling class will own everything, including you.

In the Canadian province of Quebec, no party sitting in the provincial parliament dares to question the mammoth size of government. But strangely enough, only one party openly embraces socialism: Québec solidaire (QS). Their motto could be boiled down to “There is no salvation without the State.”

This conclusion is quite obvious when reading a recent Facebook post written by a leader of the left-wing party.

Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, a co-spokesman for the party who was elected to the provincial legislative assembly in 2017, expressed outrage that it was possible to get an appointment for a “Brazilian butt lift within a few days” while “intensive care units are overwhelmed” because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nadeau-Dubois’ team called a few private clinics, and they told him that “there’s no reason to cancel or delay surgeries unless the government tells us otherwise.”

Perhaps inspired by that last point, he proposed seizing private ORs because “an exceptional situation requires exceptional measures… Lives are on the line.”

For a moment, let’s forget the fact that “nothing is more permanent than a temporary government measure,” and that QS is only dreaming about having an all-mighty public sector in nearly every aspect of everyone’s lives.

One has to wonder whether Nadeau has even skimmed through Quebec’s administration of the healthcare system since it was nationalized some 50 years ago. Since the deep cuts of the mid-1990s under Lucien Bouchard, the nominal budget for healthcare has multiplied by a factor of 3.7, increasing five percent per year.

And yet, waiting lists hardly budge.

As of July 2018, the waiting time to see a family doctor was 371 days. These specialists are so overwhelmed that they have already denied service to 75,000 people and counting. As for elective surgeries, over 100,000 people have been on a waiting list for more than six months. Many more patients will have to wait too since “non-urgent” procedures have been delayed because of the pandemic.

What’s more, the province-wide ER occupancy rate is currently 95 percent of available gurneys, with some being well overcapacity. So nothing much has changed over four years ago.

Seizing private ORs, or even taxing corporations that “profited from” the pandemic, is very unlikely to shorten waiting lines, however.

As Montreal’s Economic Institute reminds us, Medicare-for-all (Canada has its own version of Medicare) sees people as spending, and therefore they need to be rationed in order not to go over budget.

But in a private hospital, patients are seen as a source of revenue; there is, therefore, an incentive to give great care so that, for future needs, the patient will come back.

And when there is waiting time in private hospitals, it’s rather short compared to their public peers. So much so that public organizations like CSST (Quebec’s OSHA) send workplace injuries to private establishments in order to save time. Indeed, a shorter waiting time means quicker rehab, less spending on worker compensation, etc.

So as long as the government funds and administers healthcare, refunding patients using private hospitals could mean saving on precious public funds.

It’s already happening for certain long-term care facilities (CHSLD) that receive public funding but are privately administered. In other words, they work like charter schools, and just like them, they have a sword of Damocles hanging over their heads.

In short: They need to work exceptionally well in order to remain open. Otherwise, the state can easily revoke its license. It’s a strong motivator—especially since public establishments hardly, if at all, suffer the same fate—but it pushes charter school administrators like Alex Quigley in North Carolina to find ways to improve their performance. Through trials and tribulations, Quigley was able to improve his school’s grade from F to D; and he hopes to make it to a C soon.

“Charter” CHSLDs operate in a similar fashion. Since they are publicly financed, they can’t charge users more than the fixed price, which was around $2,000 for a room with one bed in 2020. They even pay income and sales taxes, unlike their 100 percent public counterparts.

And yet, their quality is much better: None of them were evaluated as offering a “preoccupied” level of service compared to 12 percent of their wholly public peers. As for a “very satisfying” level of service, it was respectively 64 percent compared to 18 percent, according to a survey of users.

The improved level of care also probably explains why the only CHSLDs that weren’t contaminated by COVID when it started last year were either charter or entirely private. One head administrator, Marie-Hélène Girard, even went to buy PPE in mid-March 2020 on her own initiative despite severe shortages.

“It wasn’t recommended, but we did it anyway. Better to have those handy than nothing at all,” she said in an interview.

Girard was able to act promptly thanks to a lighter administrative burden. According to economist Pierre Fortin, administrative cost for “charter” CHSLD is 26 percent lower than their 100 percent public counterparts. The overall cost is about 12 percent lower.

So rather than envying the private sector’s efficiency, QS should look at it and take notes. While having no direct out-of-pocket spending can be nice, a median waiting time of 16.3 weeks for medically necessary procedures can lead to a heavy human toll.

Rationing is the result of regulating supply and ignoring prices, profits, and good incentives. “Non-essential” procedures like Lasik or butt lifts either saw price decreases or much slower price increases than regular medical because practitioners saw an opportunity for profit.  This drew more providers into the marketplace, which increased supply, driving prices down.

Canadian lawmakers would be wise to emulate the private sector, not co-opt it. By utilizing markets, the private sector has shown it can lower both wait times and costs—something Canada’s “Medicare-for-all” system has failed to deliver.

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“Far-Reaching Violation”: Dutch Govt Ordered To Lift ‘Illegitimate’ Pandemic Curfew By Hague Court

This article was originally published by Tyler Durden at ZeroHedge.

A top court in The Hague issued a “shock” ruling that curbs the power of civic authorities to impose sweeping coronavirus-related curfews which should have significant reverberations legally for similar scenarios in other countries.

“The curfew must be lifted immediately,” the court said in a statement, underscoring that the Dutch government is abusing its powers by violating freedom of movement and assembly in particular. The pandemic curfew must be reversed immediately, the government has been told, which comes after weeks of fierce protests by an angry population that seems to have rejected it in unison.

In the official court statement, the Hague deemed the invocation of the Extraordinary Powers of Civil Authority Act to impose a national curfew is not justified on the basis of the COVID-19 emergency. The law allows the government to circumvent normal legislative channels to impose curfew in “very urgent and exceptional circumstance”.

The curfew is a far-reaching violation of the right to freedom of movement and privacy and (indirectly) limits, among other things, the right to freedom of assembly and demonstration,” The Hague court said.

“The Preliminary Relief Judge ruled that the introduction of the curfew did not involve the special urgency required to be able to make use of the [act],” the Hague said. One key issue cited is that the government had plenty of time to discuss and consider such a curfew through the normal legislative process, thus “the use of this law to impose curfew is not legitimate,” according to the ruling.

The Netherlands’ curfew had been among the most draconian in Europe and the world. While early in the pandemic during the first wave of lockdowns a number of countries had imposed such curfews, since January 23 Dutch citizens were ordered to remain home between the hours of 9 pm and 4:30 am, which would result in steep fines if violated. It was to be in effect until March 2.

While there were “exceptions” in cases of medical emergencies or work deemed “essential”, Dutch citizens by and large were an outrage, expressing their frustrations through multiple nights of protests and rioting, which resulted in hundreds of arrests.

The Hague ruling was triggered by the Virus Truth Foundation filing a lawsuit that sought to get the curfew overturned as a violation of civil rights and the national Constitution.

Meanwhile, in a sign of a continuing legal fight to come… because “science”:

Virus Truth Foundation noted on its website, “We fight for the preservation of a democratic constitutional state in which our children still have the opportunity to develop themselves in freedom and to live a life with their own beliefs and opinions.” It’s hailing the ruling as a major victory.

Crucially this had been the first such curfew imposed on The Netherlands since World War II, which is in part why it was greeted with such hostility among the public. Demonstrators noted it was neither wartime, nor is the country under threat of invasion.

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BLATANT CENSORSHIP: RFK Jr. Get BANNED From Instagram

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has been banned and removed from Facebook’s Instagram platform over “debunked vaccine claims.”  RFK Jr. has been an outspoken critic of vaccines, and one thing the New World Order needs a fully vaccinated public incapable of thinking for themselves.

Facebook has taken down the Instagram page of former president John F. Kennedy’s nephew – a prominent vaccine critic with 800,000 subscribers. The tech giant has recently stepped up its offensive on what it deems Covid-19 disinformation, according to a report by RT.

Facebook has confirmed they censored RFK Jr. for disagreeing with them and the ruling class. “We removed this account for repeatedly sharing debunked claims about the coronavirus or vaccines,” Facebook said, confirming the deletion of his hugely popular page. Hopefully, people will begin to wake up in mass numbers and much more quickly than they have been to what’s really going on.

Kennedy Jr. has drawn stark criticism for his anti-vaccine stance from the mainstream media, with CNN’s Jake Tapper labeling him a “menace” for calling Dr. Anthony Fauci a “very sinister guy who has turned” America over to “Big Pharma.”

Kennedy has been a long-time outspoken vaccine critic. But more than ever, the ruling class and elitists are desperate to silence dissent in any and all forms and keep information from the public that could help advance a free society.

If people do not share in the elitists’ visions for the totalitarian enslavement of humanity, they will be silenced.

As Brian from High Impact Flix, a YouTube creator says “those who burn books today will be burning bodies tomorrow.” Wake up. Stand with morality, no party.

The major problem here is one we should all be able to see. One of their own (a member of the establishment ruling class), Dr. Anthony Fauci has admitted to flat out lying about herd immunity and delivering misinformation to the public to push the vaccine agenda. So, as long as the misinformation is helping the slave state to advance, it’s fine.

Fauci Admits To Lying About Herd Immunity To Convince People To Get The COVID Vaccine

The removal of Kennedy’s account comes as Facebook has taken its clampdown on coronavirus-related claims that do not align with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other health authorities’ recommendations up several notches.

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At Least One Third Of U.S. Adults Are Skeptical About The COVID-19 Vaccine

A new poll has found that the vaccine propaganda is failing.  Even with all of the censorship and propaganda designed to brainwash the public into getting this vaccine, about one-third of Americans remain skeptical.

The poll from the Associated Press–NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that while 67% of Americans plan to get vaccinated or have already done so, 15% are certain they won’t and 17% say probably not. Many expressed doubts about the vaccine’s safety and effectiveness.

But we have nothing to fear, right? The mainstream media and the ruling class say this vaccine is our ticket to return to normalcy. Or is it?

WHO Chief Scientist: There Is NO EVIDENCE That The Vaccine Will Prevent Infection

Even if you get the vaccine, the ruling class demands that you don the ritualistic shame muzzle to show your compliance to the New World Order. No wonder people are losing trust in rulers.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government’s leading infectious-disease scientist, has repeatedly admitted to lying and moving the goalposts in order to push the vaccine agenda.

After Telling The Public to Wear 2 Face Masks, Fauci Says There’s No Evidence That Helps

Fauci Admits To Lying About Herd Immunity To Convince People To Get The COVID Vaccine

He has consistently lied to the American public about herd immunity and has admitted such. Media outlets claim that somewhere between 70% and 85% of the U.S. population needs to get inoculated to “stop the scourge” that has killed close to 470,000 Americans.

More recently, he said the spread of more contagious variants of the virus increases the need for more people to get their shots — and quickly, whether those shots will work or not. What’s important here, is the fear and belief in centralized commands and authority. Once the slaves start to see what’s really going on, Fauci will be one of the first they demonize.

Nearly 33 million Americans, or about 10% of the population, have received at least one dose of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, and 9.8 million have been fully vaccinated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Honestly, I gave Americans too much credit.  Those numbers are much higher than I assumed they would ever be. It is stunning how many slaves will simply line up and do what they are told.

Medical Journal: Get The COVID-19 Vaccine, Or Be Punished HARSHLY

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Tyrant Reimposes Mask Mandate After It Was Repealed

Wisconsin tyrant Tony Evers (the dystopic governor) has reimposed a mask mandate on everyone after the legislature voted to do away with it. The fear-mongering from all levels of government should be obvious to everyone by now.

It’s past time to wake up to what’s really going on.  This isn’t about health and it never was.  This is about control, plain and simple. Check out this lovely piece of propaganda coming straight from the mouth of a tyrant hell-bent on controlling the behavior of as many human beings as possible:

“If the legislature keeps playing politics and we don’t keep wearing masks, we’re going to see more preventable deaths, and it’s going to take even longer to get our state and our economy back on track,” Evers said on Thursday, announcing the order, according to a report by RT.

The state assembly had voted 52-42 to repeal the old mandate, with all Democrats and seven Republicans opposed. Regardless of the fact that numerous studies have shown masks to be all but useless in the prevention of colds or other viral infections, politicians are demanding the public wear them anyway. It makes one wonder what those masks are really for:

Are Face Masks & COVID Rituals Occultist Symbols For Submission?

“We should be wearing masks,” said Rep. Robyn Vining, a political parasite. “Masks save lives.”

CDC Study: Most COVID-19 Cases Were Admitted Mask Wearers

Others argued that the issue wasn’t about masks but whether Evers has the authority to issue emergency health orders without their approval. The governor has cited the “changing nature” of the pandemic to justify his powers. “I know you want to make it about masks. It’s not,” said Majority Leader Jim Steineke, a Republican. “It’s about the rule of law.” And even then, the “rule of law” is nothing more than the opinion of politicians, written on paper, and enforced with threats of violence.

New Medical Study: Your Face Mask Is Not Protecting You

Evers imposed the mask order on August 1, 2020,  applying to everyone aged five and older in all indoor public settings and “enclosed spaces” such as outdoor restaurant seating when someone from another household is present.

As of February 1, the Biden administration has imposed a federal mask mandate on planes, trains, subways, buses, taxis, ships, and ferries, as well as transportation hubs such as airports, train stations, and bus terminals across the US. –RT

The ruling class is simply trying to decide just how far they can push this and what amount of dystopian tyranny they can enforce on the public with the backing of their “law enforcers.” Wake up.  Government is slavery.  The only way out to finally realize it and abolish it for good. No one (regardless of how many votes they got) makes a rightful master and no one makes a rightful slave. Now is the time to figure this out and stop acting like others own you.

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Woman BANNED From ALL HOSPITALS In The UK For Proving Hospitals Are EMPTY

We are slowly getting a feel for what medical tyranny’s dystopia is. A woman in the United Kingdom has now been banned from every hospital after she proved those hospitals are empty and devoid of the COVID-19 patients the ruling class continues to use as an excuse to terrorize and enslave the public.

Thirty-year-old Hannah Dean has repeatedly filmed and shared videos of what she called “empty wards” at hospitals across the UK.  The mainstream media continues to demonize people who buck the official narrative and refuse to be enslaved by others.

On Saturday, Dean entered the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, roaming it for about 10 minutes before getting caught by a nurse and being kicked out. The following day, she visited Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth.  Dean shared her videos on social media and with others after proving the hospitals are not being overrun by people “dying of COVID-19,” according to RT.

No one is allowed to question the official narrative of the government and their propaganda campaign designed to enslave and control us.

Dean will be “allowed” to use a hospital if she has an emergency.

UK Woman Arrested For Proving The Ruling Class’s Official Narrative WRONG

This isn’t the first time a woman in the UK has taken to proving the masters wrong either.

A woman from the United Kingdom has been arrested after she blew the ruling class’s official narrative out of the water. The 46-year-old used a camera to film the inside of an EMPTY hospital after weeks of the media reporting that “tier 5 lockdown” is needed as the hospitals are overrun with COVID patients. 

These lies about this scamdemic won’t stop and the totalitarian New World Order rollout will continue until people wake up to the reality of what’s being done.  This has never been about health; it has always been about control. Now, a woman has been arrested for proving the ruling class and its lapdog media continue to lie to us to stoke the fear needed for our permanent enslavement.

In spite of the media’s lies, public data shows that hospitals are indeed emptier than at this time last year, with beds being at 89% occupancy compared to 95% occupancy in December 2019. In regions across the country, critical care occupancy rates are also lower than the 3-year average, according to a report by ZeroHedge. -SHTFPlan

There is an effort to silence any and all dissent, and those who want the abolition of the last form of modern slavery (government) are being demonized for wanting humanity to be free.

Slavery was never abolished, it was only extended to include all the colors. – Charles Bukowski

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Police To Use A Network Of 1,000 “Anveshak” AI Cameras To “Spotlight” A Person’s Every Movement

This article was originally published by Mass Private I at Activist Post. 

The future of total police surveillance just got a whole lot bleaker, thanks to researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). IISc researchers have figured out a way to turn a vast network of CCTV cameras into one massive surveillance network, which can target a specific vehicle or person.

As VentureBeat reported, police can use Anveshak’s artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to track an individual’s movements by using multiple surveillance cameras from various sources.

Anveshak, the Hindi word for “investigator” gives law enforcement the ability to overlap the camera feeds from a thousand CCTV cameras to track an individual person[s].

Anveshak has the big-picture ability to know the locations and overlap points of 1,000 camera feeds, as well as possible paths an object (such as a stolen car) or person could take through those feeds, critical details in limiting what would otherwise be an unfathomably large quantity of video data coming from multiple cameras.

The Anveshak platform will let police use CCTV cameras to track or “spotlight” a person through blindspots.

The system creates a spotlight on the tracked subject, dynamically adjusting the size of that spotlight based on known gaps in camera coverage; for example, four cameras might be monitored for the subject’s arrival in situations of ambiguity, decreasing to only two cameras where their coverage is better and the subject’s route more obvious.

The IISc’s attempt at explaining how law enforcement can use it to track missing people is really just a veiled attempt at showing governments how police could use the Anveshak platform to ID and track people of interest.

The spotlight algorithm narrows the search space for analyzing video feeds if the missing person is found within a camera’s field of view. It gradually expands the set of video feeds analyzed when the person falls in a blindspot between cameras. This intelligence helps reduce the computation required for analyzing videos from thousands of cameras while not sacrificing accuracy.

The “spotlight” AI algorithm is unlike anything we have seen before.

Anveshak will allow law enforcement to use a vast network of public and private surveillance cameras to track an individual persons movement’s between blindspots.

The IISc calls Anveshak “a software platform for smart video tracking”.

Researchers at the IISc have developed a novel software platform from which apps and algorithms can intelligently track and analyze video feeds from cameras spread across cities. Such analysis is not only useful for tracking missing persons or objects, but also for “smart city” initiatives such as automated traffic control.

Don’t be fooled by IISc’s claims that law enforcement will only use Anveshak to track stolen cars or missing persons.

As history has shown, police have used smart AI to identify and track people of interest like Occupy Wall St. and Black Lives Matter protesters.

As The Verge revealed law enforcement used police video teams to ID peaceful protesters more than 400 times.

NYPD police camera teams were deployed to hundreds of Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street protests from 2011–2013 and 2016. Originally acquired through a Freedom of Information Law request by New York attorney David Thompson of Stecklow & Thompson, the records are job reports from the NYPD’s Technical Assistance Response Unit (TARU) that document over 400 instances in which the unit’s video team attended, and sometimes filmed, demonstrations.

The New York Times revealed how police Fusion Centers used CCTV surveillance and police videos to ID and track peaceful protesters.

Peter Swire, a law and ethics professor at Georgia Tech who recently served on President Obama’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies, said that as the government concentrated on fighting terrorism, guidelines that had restricted the monitoring of political activity were relaxed. As a result, he said, even minor offenses like trespassing can be enough to trigger surveillance of political groups.

Both The Verge and the New York Times did a great job of revealing what happens when police are given access to public surveillance devices, like facial recognition and CCTV cameras.

Anveshak does for police surveillance what digital electronics (4K) did for old tube-style televisions. It totally changed the way people view things.

In a recently published paper, the researchers show how Anveshak can be used to track an object (like a stolen car) across a 1,000-camera network. A key feature of the platform is that it allows a tracking model or algorithm to focus only on feeds from certain cameras along an expected route, and tune out other feeds. It can also automatically increase or decrease the search radius or “spotlight” based on the object’s last known position.

The quality of police surveillance cameras can be likened to 4K television’s clarity.  Just like 4K changed the way we come to view TVs with its amazing quality, Anveshak will change the way police view the public’s privacy forever.

A network of a hundred, five hundred, or a thousand Anveshak-connected surveillance cameras means that once a person enters a business like a Walmart, Rite Aid, Home Depot, or a Lowe’s; they can be ID’d and tracked in real-time with no lapses (blindspot) in coverage. The same can be said for public transportation with their DHS-funded public surveillance cameras being installed in buses, trains, and public platforms throughout the country.

Anveshak gives law enforcement the ability to “spotlight” anyone, for any reason, no matter where they are. Anveshak’s platform will transform police surveillance as we know it, soon Big Brother’s gaze will be omnipresent.

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Guess Which Side The Corporate Media Is Taking In The GameStop Story…

This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse Blog.

*Wake up! They (the media, the government, and the corporations) are all in this together against us! No one is coming to save us. It is time to save ourselves.

You would think that a plucky group of Internet rebels standing up to a bunch of notorious hedge funds and short-sellers would be a story that even the mainstream media should be able to get right, but apparently, that is not the case.

As you will see below, the corporate-controlled media is attempting to convince all of us that the hedge funds and the short sellers are actually “the good guys” and that the “Reddit army” that is taking them on is a bunch of dangerous insurrectionists that are a threat to the entire system.  Of course, I suppose that it shouldn’t be a surprise that the corporate-controlled media is standing up for the establishment, because the establishment showers them with millions of advertising dollars.  But it really has been disgusting to watch them totally sell out like this.  If you listen to the mainstream media long enough, you would be tempted to believe that we now live in a “Bizarro World” in which everything that was once evil is now good and everything that was once good is now evil.

Just within the past few days, the New York Times has called the “Reddit army” a “rebellion”, Investing Daily has referred to it as an “insurrection”, and NBC News has used the word “insurgency” to describe it.

But the first prize actually goes to the Washington Post.  They had the gall to run a story entitled “The good guys in the GameStop story? It’s the hedge funds and short-sellers”…

The Gamestop speculators are not merely in a frenzy about one stock. Their goal is to destroy the traders who link stock prices to fair value. To suggest a political analogy, they are not just blindly devoted to their candidate; they deny the legitimacy of the opposition party. They are not just acting within the system; they want to overthrow the system. It’s as though — just imagine — a rabble gripped by conspiracy theories were to attack the rules of democracy itself. The name “Gamestop” is apt.

Are you kidding me?

What is next?  Is the Post going to come out with a story about how Luke Skywalker was evil because he wanted to overthrow the established order that Darth Vader and the Emperor had instituted across the galaxy?

The official slogan of the Washington Post is “Democracy Dies In Darkness”, and that is quite ironic because they have totally gone over to the dark side.  In the same article that I just quoted above, the Post laughably asserted that “a market without short sellers” would be like “a political system without investigative journalists”…

What about short sellers? These are specialists who research stocks that might go down, sometimes because bosses are illegally covering up bad news about their companies. When short sellers identify a case of fraud or similar, they borrow and sell the stock, hoping to buy it back at a lower price later. Again, there is nothing evil about this. To the contrary, it’s a way of keeping prices honest. A market without short sellers is like a political system without investigative journalists.

Yes, let us take a moment of silence right now to acknowledge all of the wonderful contributions that short-sellers have made to our society.

It really has been amazing to watch the lengths that some in the mainstream media will go to in an attempt to demonize the retail traders that have banded together to go after the short-sellers.  On CNN’s website, Chris Cillizza did his best to try to turn the “woke mob” against the Reddit traders by linking them with Trump.  The following comes from his article entitled “How Trumpism explains the GameStop stock surge”

The point is that there is no real point beyond showing up the pros — proving to them that they aren’t as smart as they think they are and that they don’t have the ability to control everything.

Which, again, has its roots in Trumpism. The entire notion of Trump’s candidacy and presidency was to stick it to the elites. And then, well, uh, there wasn’t really a plan beyond that. The screwjob was the point.

Others have gone even farther.  To me, it was extremely offensive when former SEC Commissioner Laura Unger compared the short squeeze on Wall Street to the rioting at the U.S. Capitol.

Of course, whenever something happens that the establishment really doesn’t like, it is just a matter of time before they start blaming Russia.

The other night, Jimmy Kimmel suggested that “maybe even some Russian disrupters” were at least partially responsible for the chaos on Wall Street, and MarketWatch actually published an article entitled “The GameStop saga is a road map for the Kremlin and other enemies of America”.

Ever since the 2016 election, Russia has become the ultimate boogeyman.

If something major goes wrong, Russia has to be blamed for it somehow.

President Trump at least attempted to keep our relations with Russia fairly stable while he was in office, but now that he is gone I have a feeling that U.S. relations with Russia are going to completely fall apart.

But that is a topic for another article.

Getting back to the topic at hand, the short-sellers only have themselves to blame for what happened.  The number of GameStop shares that had been sold short was greater than the number of GameStop shares that actually existed, and that was a golden invitation for anyone that wanted to attempt a massive short squeeze.

If it wasn’t the Reddit army, it was probably going to be someone else.

What a year this has been already.

On the first Wednesday of 2021, there was a massive riot at the U.S. Capitol.

On the second Wednesday of 2021, President Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives.

On the third Wednesday of 2021, Joe Biden was inaugurated.

On the fourth Wednesday of 2021, the GameStop short squeeze made headlines all over the globe.

So will something historic happen this Wednesday?

We shall see, but without a doubt, the chaos that we have witnessed so far is just the very start of our troubles.

Everywhere you look, people are extremely angry.

And everywhere you look, our system is being greatly shaken.

Most Americans are sick and tired of the corruption and injustice that they see all around them, and they know that our “leaders” aren’t going to do anything about it.

People are increasingly taking matters into their own hands, and the Reddit army is thrilled that the hedge funds and the short sellers can finally feel their fury.

But fury is not going to fix our system.

At this point, nothing will.

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Barack Obama’s Third Term: Biden Considers Rahm Emanuel For Ambassadorship

Does anyone else get the feeling the Joe Biden’s first term is Barack Obama’s third term? All of the players appear to be the same as it’s reported that Biden is eyeing “never let a good crisis go to waste” Rahm Emanuel for an ambassadorship in this new administration.

Biden is considering former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel for a high-profile ambassadorship, potentially to China, three people with knowledge of the discussions said according to a report by NBC News.  Becoming the United States’ ambassador to Japan is another option that Biden administration officials have discussed with Emanuel, one of the people with knowledge of the discussions said.

The State: Use an Existing Crisis, or Create One

Emanuel has been neck-deep in scandals and corruption since day one as a politician, not that all other politicians aren’t at least somewhat corrupt.  But Emanuel is terrible at hiding what an actual psychopath he is, famously saying “never let a good crisis go to waste” about taking basic human rights away from people.

Brandon Smith: “A Full Spectrum Crisis Is About To Take Place… Public Will Be Completely Distracted While The Elites Push Their Agenda”

Emanuel, who became White House chief of staff when Barack Obama took office as president, has a reputation as a sharp-tongued political street fighter. He is a tyrant who seeks power over others and isn’t ashamed to admit he wants to be the master. If you still think this is a “free country” I suggest you wake up sooner rather than later. Before much longer, we won’t be able to do anything about this totalitarian enslavement of the human race by the ruling class.

Biden is considering Emanuel for a key diplomatic position as administration officials look to fill dozens of vacancies in capitals across the world, with decisions expected in coming weeks.  A tyrant for every position.

Another person familiar with the discussions said Emanuel’s name had also been floated internally for U.S. ambassador to Israel. But, this person said, the idea was deemed unworkable because of Emanuel’s notoriously rocky relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, dating to his time as Obama’s chief of staff.

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Prepare: The UK COVID-19 Variant Has “Mutated Again”

Prepare for the mainstream media’s onslaught and push for the vaccine propaganda. The United Kingdom’s new COVID-19 variant has mutated yet again, say the medical tyrants.

Tests on some samples show a mutation, called E484K, already seen in the South Africa and Brazil variants that are of concern, according to a report by the BBC.  Although this change may reduce vaccine effectiveness, the current ones in use should still work, say “experts.” Although this is an obvious ploy to gin up the fear and convince people to roll up their sleeves and take this vaccine, many are concerned.

As I pondered yesterday, what will they (the ruling class) blame the vaccine deaths on:

More COIVD-19 Vax Deaths: Think They’ll Blame This On COVID-21?

There has been a plan to introduce the COVID-21 strain as a more deadly and virulent mutation of COVID-19 in order to further enslave humanity.  We all need to keep an eye on what they are doing and under what pretexts. This doesn’t feel like it’ll end without at least some kind of oppressive reaction the “order followers” will attempt to force on the public.

It’s not unexpected that variants are appearing or that they will continue to change – all viruses mutate as they make new copies of themselves to spread and thrive.

Dr. Julian Tang, a virus expert at the University of Leicester, described the finding as “a worrying development, though not entirely unexpected”. –BBC

There is no more “totalitarian tiptoe.” Those pushing humanity’s enslavement know exactly what they are doing. Tang said it was important that people follow the lockdown rules and get cases of coronavirus down to prevent opportunities for the virus to mutate further. So obey your master, and listen to those who claim the right to own you. “Otherwise not only can the virus continue to spread, it can also evolve.”

It’s important to keep an eye on what mainstream media is pushing.  There’s always a reason it always comes back to controlling you through some kind of propaganda designed to get you to give up your basic human rights in exchange for nonexistent security.

Stay alert and aware.  It’s hard to say how much longer we’ll be bombarded with the news reports of “mutant strains” until we are either under lockdown again involuntarily, or people willingly kneel to their masters and submit to their enslavement.  One way or another, those who think they own us will push this as far as they can. It’s now up to us.

 

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Texas AG Issues CIDs To Robinhood, Citadel, Others Over “Shocking Coordination” Between Hedge Funds, Trading Platforms To Halt Trading

This article was originally published by Tyler Durden at ZeroHedge. 

The probes and lawsuits are coming.

Nasal Swabs Were Only The Beginning: China Rolls Out Anal Swab COVID Tests

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sent out a Civil Investigative Demand to 13 entities, including Robinhood and Citadel, regarding the “suspension of stock trading and investing” requiring higher margin reserves for trading certain companies and suspending chat platform activity.

Other names which were also issued CIDs include Discord, Robinhood Markets, Robinhood Securities, Interactive Brokers, TD Ameritrade, TD Bank, E-Trade, WeBull Financial, Public Holdings, M1 Holdings, Citadel Financial, and Apex Clearing.

“Wall Street corporations cannot limit public access to the free market, nor should they censor discussion surrounding it, particularly for their own benefit. This apparent coordination between hedge funds, trading platforms, and web servers to shut down threats to their market dominance is shockingly unprecedented and wrong. It stinks of corruption,” said Attorney General Paxton.

“I’m hopeful that these companies will step up and cooperate with these CIDs in order to clear any confusion over why stock purchases were forcibly closed and why even conversation around these stocks was silenced.”

In addition to public statements and internal documents, the CIDs request copies of all terms of service, policies related to content control and moderation, and communications between platforms and moderators of chat servers, including decisions to limit, control, or prevent access to the Discord r/WallStreetBets server.

Read copies of the CID here.

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As Establishment Pushes ‘Triple Masks’ This State Voted to Over Turn Mask Mandate

This article was originally published by Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project. 

*That escalated quickly.Matt Agorist

For those who have been paying attention, the “experts” on the coronavirus have been the complete opposite of consistent when it comes to advising Americans on how to react to the pandemic. Since the lockdowns began in March, hypocrisy has been at the forefront and masks are on the main stage.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has been at the center of this entire debacle from day one — first telling Americans not to wear masks and then pushing for a nationwide mask mandate — is not free from this hypocrisy either.

The mainstream media has been in lockstep with politicians who continuously move the goal post on where they stand. One glaring example of this is the fact that a video of Dr. Fauci telling Americans that “there’s no reason to be walking around with a mask,” was fact-checked by Reuters and the like despite it being 100% real.

In the clip, Dr. Fauci says “There’s no reason to be walking around with a mask. When you’re in the middle of an outbreak, wearing a mask might make people feel a little bit better and it might even block a droplet, but it’s not providing the perfect protection that people think that it is. And, often, there are unintended consequences — people keep fiddling with the mask and they keep touching their face.”

Of course, Fauci later reversed his stance and has hypocritically failed to abide by his own recommendations.

After telling the nation to mask up, Fauci was seen at the MLB game between the Washington Nationals and the New York Yankees — not wearing his mask. When word got out, Fauci went on the offensive and called those who criticized him for it, “mischievous” and claimed to have pulled down the mask because he was drinking water. But the picture showed that wasn’t true, he had his phone in both hands — not a water.

Now, after the mask mandates across the country failed to stop a second massive outbreak, Fauci is telling the country that wearing two masks is “common sense.” That’s right, after telling everyone in March not to wear masks because they won’t protect you, this same person is now telling us to wear two masks. Hell, why not three, four, or five masks then?

Just like all other measures, the mainstream media has begun to unquestioningly pump this out to the masses. CNBC actually has taken it further, and put out a video recommending triple masks! You cannot make this up. Why don’t we all strap pillows to our faces? That will stop the spread, right?

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The arbitrary nature of these lockdown and mitigation measures are beginning to take a toll on folks, especially as they watch the economy turn to dust, and politicians like Gavin Newsom refuse to say why they even implemented such harsh measures in the first place.

This week, state health officials in California refused to tell the public why they locked down the entire state which appeared to have little to no effect on the spread of the virus. Then, as cases were at all-time highs, they randomly lifted the stay-at-home order, further confusing everyone.

At least one state has had enough.

In Wisconsin, the state Senate has voted to repeal the mask mandate issued by Gov. Tony Evers last August.

“This is not about whether face masks are good or bad,” Republican state Sen. Steve Nass, said before the vote. “This is about repeatedly issuing emergency orders contrary to what the law allows.”

The measure still has to pass a vote in the Assembly, and as it is Republican-controlled, this will likely happen.

The idea that people react differently to a pandemic based on their political ideology is utter insanity. However, it is a testament to the power of the two-party system and its ability to sway people. Because of this politicization of a disease, half of the country thought it was fake while the other half were so fear-stricken some of them wished death on children. 

By flip-flopping on issues, issuing arbitrary dictates, and blatantly disobeying their own mandates, these hypocrite politicians have successfully whipped Americans and the rest of the world into fit of hysteria in which people don’t believe experts when they speak or do believe non-experts spouting complete nonsense. If FOXSNBCNN told their viewers tomorrow that you can’t get COVID-19 below 3 feet of elevation, half the country would probably start crawling around on their hands and knees.

This is the state of politics and the media in 2021. It’s an embarrassment to the human species that we actually have any faith left in the system.

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Gas Taxes May Soon Increase. Here’s Why That’s Especially Bad News for the Poor and Middle Class

This article was originally published by Hannah Cox at the Foundation for Economic Education. 

Any gas tax hike will exacerbate inequality.

I sold my car when I went to New York City in 2019, so I’m one of the rare individuals not impacted by the prices at the gas tank. But for the average American, who drives over 16,000 miles per year, the cost per gallon can quickly make a dent in their take-home pay. To drive all those miles, most individuals consume 720 gallons of gasoline a year. What they may not know is they’re paying approximately $132.48 in federal gas taxes. And, according to Pete Buttigieg, that number may soon be increasing.

During a recent confirmation hearing before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, Buttigieg—who is President Biden’s nominee for Transportation Secretary—stated he was open to raising the federal gas tax to fund the Highway Trust Fund.

The topic was brought up by Republican Senator Rick Scott, who asked if Buttigieg might support such an increase. Buttigieg responded, “Well, I think all options need to be on the table…As you know, the gas tax has not been increased since 1993, and it’s never been pegged to inflation. And it’s one of the reasons why the current state of the Highway Trust Fund is that there’s more going out than coming in.”

The Highway Trust Fund is how the US pays for federal government spending on highways and mass transit. In recent years the fund has become insolvent.

Since 2008, Congress has propped the fund up by transferring $140 billion of general revenues to it, but shortfalls are still expected by 2021. And it is projected to get worse from there. According to the Congressional Budget Office, 2030 projections show that the fund’s commitments will exceed its revenues by $134 billion for the highway fund and $54 billion for the mass transit side.

This could spell disaster for the numerous projects currently underway and be a significant roadblock in the administration’s infrastructure goals—which are ambitious. Biden is expected to unveil a $2 trillion package focused on clean energy provisions, expanding 5G, high-speed light rail, and bridge and road repairs.

Infrastructure is largely popular among Americans of all political persuasions, and America has fallen behind in development compared to other Western countries. Americans pay a large percentage of their income in taxes, and in exchange, they expect decent roads, accessible transportation options, reliable airports, and connectivity.

It is estimated that traffic congestion alone costs the US economy $120 billion per year. In New York City, 17,000 hours of lost worker time were incurred in 2017 alone due to mass transit delays. And as the nation looks to the implementation of autonomous vehicles, transportation experts say our roads are nowhere near prepared. All of that to say, there is a real and pressing need for infrastructure development.

The question is not whether we need better transportation infrastructure, it’s how to pay for it. And an increase to the federal gas tax should be out of the question.

Gas taxes (both those imposed federally or at the state level) are regressive. Regressive tax structures are those that, when applied uniformly, take a larger percentage of income from low earners than high earners. A progressive tax, in contrast, is one that takes a larger percentage of income from high earners than others.

The liberal-leaning Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center reports that gas taxes hit low and moderate-income earners the hardest, especially those who live in rural areas and may drive long-distances for basic supplies.

The impact of this tax on the poor and middle-income earners is not negligible. For the vast majority of Americans, transportation is an essential good that ensures they can get to work, take their kids to school, go to the doctor, or convene with their bodies of faith.

The average American spends roughly 13 percent of their income on transportation, but that cost is not consistent across income brackets. In fact, the lowest earners spend the largest portion of their wages on transportation, and that portion tends to decrease as a person moves up in earnings. A 2016 study found, for example, that the lowest-earning 20 percent of the population earned an average of $11,933 and spent an average of $3,497 (29 percent) on transportation costs.

It is undeniable that any gas tax hike would exacerbate inequality. Moreover, the surreptitious method of the tax is highly problematic.

Albert Camus, the French philosopher and journalist once said, “It is no more immoral to directly rob citizens than to slip indirect taxes into the price of goods that they cannot do without.”

The gas tax is a perfect example of such a case.

Fortunately, there are other options available to fund our infrastructure needs besides a gas tax hike. Buttigieg noted as much in his testimony. “In the long term, we need to bear in mind also that as vehicles become more efficient and as we pursue electrification, sooner or later there will be questions about whether the gas tax can be effective at all.”

One such option would be for the federal government to cut spending elsewhere, and boy are there plenty of places to do that. At the end of 2020, Senator Rand Paul released his annual “Festivus Report” where he found over $54 billion in government waste. And one need look no further than last year’s stimulus package, chock full of crony special favors and pork, for examples of how the federal government blows our resources.

It is undeniable that any gas tax hike would exacerbate inequality.

Another option would be to simply stop crowding out private enterprise’s capacity to improve our transportation infrastructure. Companies like Uber, Tesla, and The Boring Company are lightyears ahead of the federal government. As FEE contributor Matthew Boyer points out, “Those companies are made up of researchers, engineers, and tech titans – not bureaucrats. These folks are at the heart of the problems and it’s their job to find a solution. They’re the experts in their fields. If you wouldn’t trust a politician to be your doctor, why would you trust them to be your engineer?” There’s no question that the free market could deliver better, faster products, and usually at a cheaper price, than the federal government.

We know that when left to their own devices, politicians will always seek to enrich themselves and their friends. Throwing more money at a problem is not a solution. Instead, we need to look for ways to better appropriate the revenues our government collects to projects that ultimately serve the general public.

As Biden came into power, many on the left were overjoyed and felt assured that the new administration would dedicate itself to eradicating inequality, racial injustice, and poverty. But Buttigieg’s statements are proof that government policies will always exacerbate, rather than alleviate inequality unless those policies are focused on spreading free-market ideals that remove the brunt of government from the backs of Americans. Otherwise, some government policies will always harm some groups of people more than others, and quite frequently those groups are the very people the government purports to help.

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Biden Claims We’ll See 600k-660k Deaths Before We “Turn The Corner” On The Scamdemic

Joe Biden claims that we are still fighting the scamdemic, even as states reopen and the vaccine is available. But we’ll see many more deaths if you believe Biden before we “turn the corner.”

He says we’re still a long way from beating COVID-19. There’s going to be more deaths, Biden said. “We’re going to see somewhere between 600,000 to 660,000 deaths before we turn the corner in a major way.” This comes as Dr. Anothony Fauci, another tyrant who wants to keep this narrative going, says we should be wearing two muzzles at a time.

Dr. Fauci Says Wearing 2 Face Masks Is “Common Sense”

But the mainstream media is even admitting that the vaccine won’t necessarily prevent you from getting COVID-19, so you’ll still need the mask and social distance. So what’s the point? What does this vaccine actually do then? Why isn’t the media asking these questions? Why do they need people afraid and in a mental state that they’ll take this vaccine even to their own detriment?

It looks like this coronavirus hoax will be used to coalesce every agenda the ruling class needs to usher in the Great Reset, The New World Order, and the totalitarian technocracy they want to control the masses.

Stay prepared and alert and listen for hints from the mainstream media.  While we know it’s all propaganda and a part of the ruling class’s dog and pony show, they do give us little hints as to what’s really going on.  This could be a clue that this scamdemic rhetoric is going to be ramped up in the coming days.

Stay prepared and aware.  Make sure you have what you need and use discernment.  There is so much deceit and intentional misinformation that things can become confusing. Learn some skills, and most of all, don’t live in fear.  These psychopaths feed off of our fear.

The Science of Fear: How The Elitists Use it to Control Us & How to Break Free

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California Ruler Gavin Newsome Lifts COVID Restrictions AFTER Biden’s Inaguration

People in California are finally figuring out how blatant the oppressive tyranny they are allowing themselves to live under has been. Now that Joe Biden has been inaugurated, master Gavin Newsome has lifted the state’s partial stay-at-home order, permitting some dining and services to resume.

Many are accusing him of playing politics.  And it isn’t so much politics as he’s just doing to the slaves what masters do: bark orders and expect obedience or be punished.

Newsom announced the decision on Monday, a day after an official in his administration sent a letter to restaurant owners revealing the plan. All counties in the state will return to a tier-based system of restrictions, with outdoor dining and indoor salons allowed to reopen in ‘purple’ tier areas.

Newsom’s decision was met with cynicism by conservatives, who accused the Democrat governor of waiting until Joe Biden’s inauguration to lift the ban, now that the economic shutdown could no longer be used to hurt former President Donald Trump. -RT

People are finally getting it.  The rulers don’t care about you.  They want only power and control. It’s nice to see people realizing it, however.

Democratic leaders in multiple states have rolled back their coronavirus restrictions in the week since Biden took office. Michigan, Illinois, and Washington, DC all eased their virus-prevention measures in recent days. The lifting of some restrictions in California, however, means life for many is still oppressively restrictive.

While hair and nail salons may now open, dining is restricted to outdoors, as are church services, according to a report by RT. Bars that serve only beverages must remain shut, and local officials have somehow given themselves the power over others to impose stricter regulations as they see fit. If you haven’t figured it out yet, government is slavery and it’s going to become much more apparent that we are living on a prison planet and have been for quite some time as 2021 rolls forward.

Biden Ignores His Own Mask Mandate on First Day: “Bigger Issues to Worry About,” Says WH Press Secretary

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What Biden/Harris Will Do

This article was originally published by Jeff Deist at The Mises Institute.

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Paraphrasing the late Murray Rothbard, the “two-party” system in America during the twentieth century worked something like this: Democrats engineered the Great Leaps Forward, and Republicans consolidated the gains. Wilson, Roosevelt, and Johnson were the transformative presidents; Eisenhower, Nixon, and Reagan offered only rhetoric and weak tea compromises. In politics, being for something always beats being against something, and Republicans were never much against expanding federal power provided they had a place at the trough.

George W. Bush challenged this dynamic in the early twenty-first century. Despite his own intellectual incuriosity, he used the terrorist events of 9-11 to advance a particularly noxious “conservative” foreign policy and justify a growing domestic surveillance state. The results were plenty transformative, from the Ashcroft/Yoo doctrine of unitary executive power to initiating two disastrous Middle East wars. Renditions, CIA black sites, waterboarding, and Guantanamo Bay all became part of the national lexicon. And everyone got paid, from Big Pharma in the form of a Medicare Part D drug benefit to teachers’ union bureaucrats supporting the Bush–Ted Kennedy alliance known as No Child Left Behind. Throw in the Orwellian Department of Homeland Security and its Transportation Security Administration, and Bush’s most visible legacy maybe forever ruining air travel in America.

Donald Trump is no George W. Bush. Today, despite all his bluster and the Left’s absolute derangement toward him, Donald Trump leaves office as a caretaker president. His real record, not his rhetoric and Twitter persona, will prove to be astonishingly in keeping with the DC status quo. His America First talk on jobs and trade, his schizophrenic foreign policy, his actual actions with respect to immigration policy, and even his vaunted tax cuts were not all that different in substance than anything Hillary Clinton might have done. Trump’s difference was tone, not substance, but along with his outsider status that was enough to earn him the vicious enmity of the Swamp.

We have essentially endured a four-year national paroxysm over nothing, and for nothing. Think about that. All of this hate and division was not rooted in “policy” whatsoever but in the political class’s hatred and contempt for even purely rhetorical challenges to its power.

So what will the Biden/Harris administration do?

For starters, they will assume only cowed opposition from the Mitch McConnell GOP. As Trump departs, national Republicans are eager and relieved to return to their role as the polite warmonger loser caucus. The party looks to wash away any vestiges of Trumpism and embrace the leadership of atavistic figures like Mitt Romney, Liz Cheney, and Nikki Haley. But Joe Biden and Kamala Harris clearly smell blood after recent events at the US Capitol and their Senate victories in Georgia, looking to fully repudiate Trump and hang the GOP in the process. More importantly, they are under tremendous pressure from their left progressive flank, having relied on Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren supporters while championing Antifa, BLM, and LGBT causes as centerpieces of their campaign.

Therefore we should expect a muscular progressive agenda advanced by Biden, some of it in the first hundred days via executive orders of dubious legality. Helpfully, incoming White House chief of staff Ron Klain issued a memo outlining all the robust actions Biden will take immediately to remove any whiff of Donald Trump’s presence from the Beltway.

We should expect national covid mandates and lockdowns, aggressive climate change regulations, Medicare for All legislation, student loan forgiveness, and a host of federal rules perversely focused on race, gender, and sexuality in government, schools, workplaces, and corporate boardrooms. Amnesty for immigrants will be front and center, along with DC and Puerto Rican statehood. Supreme Court-packing will be a particularly contentious topic, as many Democrats think two Trump appointees are illegitimate and conservatives in the Senate see the judicial branch as the last bulwark against the Left.

As for taxes, the word is UP. They’re going up. But despite his campaign promises, one suspects the Biden administration will slow play any capital gains tax hikes. An awful lot of blue-state Americans enjoyed big stock market gains in 2020, and this may temper their enthusiasm for overcoming wealth inequality. Also telling will be whether Biden in fact pushes to change the particular tax rules for private equity firms known as “carried interest.” And he will rush to restore the full deductibility of state income taxes, which the Trump tax bill limited, injuring wealthy taxpayers in high-tax blue states. After all, he knows his base.

Kamala Harris is the wildcard in this story. Has any US president in modern history been elected with the widespread expectation he would not complete his term in office? Not only will Mr. Biden be the oldest chief executive elected, but he clearly shows signs of cognitive decline and often stumbles to find words—as one would expect of a man his age. Harris’s presidential campaign raised an uninspiring $40 million, more than half of which came from wealthy donors. She failed to generate excitement both in polls and at the ballot box, underperforming with her party’s left flank and failing to win a single Democratic delegate or primary. Virtually no Democrats voted for her to become president.

By virtue of her age and status as a “person of color,” Harris certainly leans left of her boss. He is the old war-horse for corporate Delaware; she is the youngish hip senator from progressive California. But if Joe Biden dies or steps down—both reasonably possible over the next four years—Harris surely becomes a transformative figure.

Either way, the Biden administration inherits a political landscape wildly favorable to it. Politicians, journalists, CEOs, and people of all political stripes (including libertarians) celebrate the de-platforming and unpersoning of Trump, making clear their contempt for and desire to punish his supporters.

Democratic socialists now discover their love of discrimination by “private companies,” supporting Deep Tech purges of recalcitrant voices or anyone who dares question election legitimacy. Alternative social media site Parler takes “build your own platform” to heart, only to be excluded by Android and Apple app stores and kicked off its Amazon web hosting. BLM/Antifa activists who spent the summer burning buildings and calling for city police departments to disband sound like Nixonian champions of law and order when it comes to the halls of Congress. And left progressives learn to “love the bomb” as they cheer the military occupation of DC with twenty-five thousand National Guard soldiers over a nonexistent threat to Biden’s virtual inauguration (look for the permanent stationing of troops around Capitol Hill, like in any good banana republic). Fencing now surrounds the sacred Capitol building; apparently, walls do work to keep mere citizens a good distance away from the “People’s House.”

Meanwhile, populism, that dirtiest of dirty words used to describe democracy when the wrong guy wins, is entirely warranted when elites fail this badly. It won’t just go away. If the Biden administration really wants to create a de facto class of political dissidents, particularly among the flyover Deplorables, they may find resistance to their new Reconstruction(!) stronger than they imagine. Populists are not insurrectionists or traitors, nor are they domestic terrorists. And politically vanquished people regroup and resurface in different forms, sometimes virulent forms.

Is mass democracy across a country of 330 million people the answer? Is any degree of subsidiarity permissible, to allow for local control and greater social cohesion? Or must states fully and finally become glorified federal counties, archaic throwbacks to old conceptions of America? If Biden or Harris truly wants to transform America, these are the questions they must grapple with. The Left is in no mood for reconciliation with Trump supporters, but punishment is not a policy. It is the act of tyrants.

*The two-party system of oppression is just that. And it’s broken beyond repair because enough people have figured out that they don’t need a ruler or master.  If we ever hope to be free and see our children and grandchildren grow up to be free, we need to reject the system and stop condoning slavery in all forms. Government is slavery and it doesn’t matter who the current master is. You still have a master. It’s time to wake up.

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Meet the New Boss, Same as The Old Boss — Americans Get Fooled Again

This article was originally published by Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project.

In what resembled a scene more akin to that of North Korea than the land of the free, the 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden was sworn into office. Likely pleasing those in attendance, Trump put his name on a shortlist of former presidents and announced he will not be in attendance for the ceremonial transfer of power — which will take place behind several tons of razor wire, 20,000 armed National Guard troops, concrete barricades, boarded-up businesses, and ten-foot-tall fences.

When speaking on the historical move by Trump not to attend the inauguration, presidential historian Douglas Brinkley says it means we are in the midst of a major political feud.

“It’s usually a sign that American society is in the midst of major political feud,” Brinkley said. “The fact that the incoming and outgoing presidents can’t shake hands and co-participate in an inauguration means that something’s off-kilter in the democracy.”

‘Off-kilter’ is the understatement of the year. To understand just how off-kilter and out of whack America is, we can look at how the two parties view what’s about to happen.

In the minds of the establishment left, a new dawn is on the horizon with nothing but unicorns, a$15 minimum wage, and free health care and college for all. In the minds of the establishment right, dark times are ahead, as the child sniffing, gun-grabbing, senile old man takes the throne to send them all off to the gulags.

The truth of the matter is, however, that there will be no free health care and no gulags — yet.

One thing is certain, though, and that is the US empire will continue to fund its hundreds of bases that literally encompass the globe to maintain its murderous global hegemony. The war machine will continue to march on as drone missiles rain down on brown children in the Middle East and Africa. Saudi Arabia and Israel will maintain their places at the US taxpayer-funded trough and Americans will be fed the scraps from the marble-walled tables in Washington. The national debt will continue to explode, and life for everyone — not just Republicans — will continue to become less free and have less quality.

Thanks to the mainstream media’s role in acting as the Praetorian Guard for the establishment, the divide will continue to tear Americans apart as partisan distractions are force-fed to us via blowhard establishment shills and “fact-checkers.” Despite Joe Biden running on a platform of unity to bring Americans back together, before he was even sworn in, he royally fumbled this promise by alienating tens of millions of Trump supporters — essentially declaring them the enemy.

“Don’t dare call them protesters,” Biden said after the largely peaceful march on DC which ended with a few hundred goons out of tens of thousands of peaceful protesters raided the Capitol. “They were a riotous mob. Insurrectionists. Domestic terrorists. It’s that basic. It’s that simple.”

The fact is that on the surface, it will remain business as usual in Washington once the smoke clears. The politicians will get back to doing the bidding for their lobbyists, all the while blaming the other party for America’s woes — despite playing the lead role in creating said woes.

Those who think Biden is going to usher in some new universal healthcare system shouldn’t hold their breath as he was a key architect of Obamacare, a bill written by insurance companies that forced Americans to buy their product at fixed prices or be fined. What’s more, Biden, just like Trump, has already promised to veto any universal health care bill that would ever come to his desk.

If you think Biden is going to treat Wall Street differently than Trump by getting corporate influence out of DC, think again. Biden, who like Clinton, Bush, Obama, and Trump has already begun filling his cabinet with Goldman Sachs insiders and mega bankers — just like Trump and Obama did.

Just like Obama facilitated the largest transfer of wealth in history to the billionaire class, with Trump following in his footsteps, Biden will curtsy to the oligopoly to make sure they maintain their grip on America’s system of cronyism.

If you are one of the few liberals left who oppose war and think that Biden — who voted for the Iraq War and oversaw the destruction of Libya into a hell state with open-air slave markets — will somehow reverse course and advocate peace, you are mistaken. In fact, Biden has already begun to fill his cabinet with the most diverse group of mass murdering war hawks ever assembled.

If you think uncle Joe is going to toe the progressive line in the war on drugs and stop kidnapping, caging, and killing people over arbitrary substances the state deems illegal, again, you are mistaken. Despite a historical vote in Congress last month, to legalize cannabis federally, Biden has refused to even consider legalization as this is a major tool in the box of those who advocate for the prison industrial complex — just like Trump did before them and just like Biden and Harris both always have.

In reality, just like many MAGA folks were duped into Trump’s alleged 4D chess plan of making America great, Biden supporters, begging to be fooled again, are falling for the same slick-tongued lies. And so continues the perpetual cycle so elegantly put into words by The Who back in their 1971 hit, Won’t Be Fooled Again.

We’ll be fighting in the streets
With our children at our feet
And the morals that they worship will be gone
And the men who spurred us on
Sit in judgment of all wrong
They decide and the shotgun sings the song
I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I’ll get on my knees and pray
We don’t get fooled again
The change, it had to come
We knew it all along
We were liberated from the fold, that’s all
And the world looks just the same
And history ain’t changed
‘Cause the banners, they are flown in the next war
I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I’ll get on my knees and pray
We don’t get fooled again, no, no
I’ll move myself and my family aside
If we happen to be left half alive
I’ll get all my papers and smile at the sky
Though I know that the hypnotized never lie
Do ya?
Yeah
There’s nothing in the streets
Looks any different to me
And the slogans are replaced, by-the-bye
And the parting on the left
Is now parting on the right
And the beards have all grown longer overnight
I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I’ll get on my knees and pray
We don’t get fooled again
Don’t get fooled again, no, no
Yeah
Meet the new boss
Same as the old boss

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The Deep State’s Stealthy, Subversive, Silent Coup to Ensure Nothing Changes

This article was originally published by John W. Whitehead at The Rutherford Institute.

“You have such a fervent, passionate, evangelical faith in this country…why in the name of God don’t you have any faith in the system of government you’re so hell-bent to protect? You want to defend the United States of America, then defend it with the tools it supplies you with—its Constitution. You ask for a mandate, General, from a ballot box. You don’t steal it after midnight, when the country has its back turned.”—Seven Days in May (1964)

No doubt about it: the coup d’etat was successful.

That January 6 attempt by so-called insurrectionists to overturn the election results was not the real coup, however. Those who answered President Trump’s call to march on the Capitol were merely the fall guys, manipulated into creating the perfect crisis for the Deep State—a.k.a. the Police State a.k.a. the Military-Industrial Complex a.k.a. the Techno-Corporate State a.k.a. the Surveillance State—to swoop in and take control.

It took no time at all for the switch to be thrown and the nation’s capital to be placed under a military lockdown, online speech forums restricted, and individuals with subversive or controversial viewpoints ferreted out, investigated, shamed, and/or shunned.

This new order didn’t emerge into being this week, or this month, or even this year, however.

Indeed, the real coup happened when our government “of the people, by the people, for the people” was overthrown by a profit-driven, militaristic, techno-corporate state that is in cahoots with a government “of the rich, by the elite, for the corporations.”

We’ve been mired in this swamp for decades now.

Every successive president starting with Franklin D. Roosevelt has been bought lock, stock, and barrel and made to dance to the Deep State’s tune.

Enter Donald Trump, the candidate who swore to drain the swamp in Washington DC. Instead of putting an end to the corruption, however, Trump paved the way for lobbyists, corporations, the military-industrial complex, and the Deep State to feast on the carcass of the dying American republic.

Joe Biden will be no different: his job is to keep the Deep State in power.

Step away from the cult of personality politics and you’ll find that beneath the power suits, they’re all alike.

Follow the money.  It always points the way.

As Bertram Gross noted in Friendly Fascism: The New Face of Power in America, “evil now wears a friendlier face than ever before in American history.”

Writing in 1980, Gross predicted a future in which he saw:

…a new despotism creeping slowly across America. Faceless oligarchs sit at command posts of a corporate-government complex that has been slowly evolving over many decades. In efforts to enlarge their own powers and privileges, they are willing to have others suffer the intended or unintended consequences of their institutional or personal greed. For Americans, these consequences include chronic inflation, recurring recession, open and hidden unemployment, the poisoning of air, water, soil and bodies, and, more important, the subversion of our constitution. More broadly, consequences include widespread intervention in international politics through economic manipulation, covert action, or military invasion

This stealthy, creeping, silent coup that Gross prophesied is the same danger that writer Rod Serling envisioned in the 1964 political thriller Seven Days in May, a clear warning to beware of martial law packaged as a well-meaning and overriding concern for the nation’s security.

Incredibly enough, almost 60 years later, we find ourselves hostages to a government-run more by military doctrine and corporate greed than by the rule of law established in the Constitution. Indeed, proving once again that fact and fiction are not dissimilar, today’s current events could well have been lifted straight out of Seven Days in May, which takes viewers into eerily familiar terrain.

The premise is straightforward.

With the Cold War at its height, an unpopular U.S. President signs a momentous nuclear disarmament treaty with the Soviet Union. Believing that the treaty constitutes an unacceptable threat to the security of the United States and certain that he knows what is best for the nation, General James Mattoon Scott (played by Burt Lancaster), the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and presidential hopeful, plans a military takeover of the national government.  When Gen. Scott’s aide, Col. Casey (Kirk Douglas), discovers the planned military coup, he goes to the President with the information. The race for command of the U.S. government begins, with the clock ticking off the hours until the military plotters plan to overthrow the President.

Needless to say, while on the big screen, the military coup is foiled and the republic is saved in a matter of hours, in the real world, the plot thickens and spreads out over the past half-century.

We’ve been losing our freedoms so incrementally for so long—sold to us in the name of national security and global peace, maintained by way of martial law disguised as law and order, and enforced by a standing army of militarized police and a political elite determined to maintain their powers at all costs—that it’s hard to pinpoint exactly when it all started going downhill, but we’ve been on that fast-moving, downward trajectory for some time now.

The question is no longer whether the U.S. government will be preyed upon and taken over by the military-industrial complex. That’s a done deal, but martial law disguised as national security is only one small part of the greater deception we’ve been fooled into believing is for our own good.

How do you get a nation to docilely accept a police state? How do you persuade a populace to accept metal detectors and pat-downs in their schools, bag searches in their train stations, tanks and military weaponry used by their small-town police forces, surveillance cameras in their traffic lights, police strip searches on their public roads, unwarranted blood draws at drunk driving checkpoints, whole-body scanners in their airports, and government agents monitoring their communications?

Try to ram such a state of affairs down the throats of the populace, and you might find yourself with a rebellion on your hands. Instead, you bombard them with constant color-coded alerts, terrorize them with shootings and bomb threats in malls, schools, and sports arenas, desensitize them with a steady diet of police violence, and sell the whole package to them as being for their best interests.

This present military occupation of the nation’s capital by 25,000 troops as part of the so-called “peaceful” transfer of power from one administration to the next is telling.

This is not the language of a free people. This is the language of force.

Still, you can’t say we weren’t warned.

Back in 2008, an Army War College report revealed that “widespread civil violence inside the United States would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order and human security.” The 44-page report went on to warn that potential causes for such civil unrest could include another terrorist attack, “unforeseen economic collapse, loss of functioning political and legal order, purposeful domestic resistance or insurgency, pervasive public health emergencies, and catastrophic natural and human disasters.”

In 2009, reports by the Department of Homeland Security surfaced that labeled right-wing and left-wing activists and military veterans as extremists (a.k.a. terrorists) and called on the government to subject such targeted individuals to full-fledged pre-crime surveillance. Almost a decade later, after spending billions to fight terrorism, the DHS concluded that the greater threat is not ISIS but domestic right-wing extremism.

Meanwhile, the police have been transformed into extensions of the military while the nation itself has been transformed into a battlefield. This is what a state of undeclared martial law looks like when you can be arrested, tasered, shot, brutalized and in some cases killed merely for not complying with a government agent’s order or not complying fast enough. This hasn’t just been happening in crime-ridden inner cities. It’s been happening all across the country.

And then you’ve got the government, which has been steadily amassing an arsenal of military weapons for use domestically and equipping and training their “troops” for war. Even government agencies with largely administrative functions such as the Food and Drug Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Smithsonian have been acquiring body armor, riot helmets and shields, cannon launchers, and police firearms and ammunition. In fact, there are now at least 120,000 armed federal agents carrying such weapons who possess the power to arrest.

Rounding out this profit-driven campaign to turn American citizens into enemy combatants (and America into a battlefield) is a technology sector that has been colluding with the government to create a Big Brother that is all-knowing, all-seeing, and inescapable. It’s not just the drones, fusion centers, license plate readers, stingray devices, and the NSA that you have to worry about. You’re also being tracked by the black boxes in your cars, your cell phone, smart devices in your home, grocery loyalty cards, social media accounts, credit cards, streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon, and e-book reader accounts.

So you see, January 6 and its aftermath provided the government and its corporate technocrats the perfect excuse to show off all of the powers they’ve been amassing so assiduously over the years.

Mind you, by “government,” I’m not referring to the highly partisan, two-party bureaucracy of the Republicans and Democrats.

I’m referring to “government” with a capital “G,” the entrenched Deep State that is unaffected by elections, unaltered by populist movements, and has set itself beyond the reach of the law.

I’m referring to the corporatized, militarized, entrenched bureaucracy that is fully operational and staffed by unelected officials who are, in essence, running the country and calling the shots in Washington DC, no matter who sits in the White House.

This is the hidden face of a government that has no respect for the freedom of its citizenry.

Brace yourself.

There is something being concocted in the dens of power, far beyond the public eye, and it doesn’t bode well for the future of this country.

Anytime you have an entire nation so mesmerized by the antics of the political ruling class that they are oblivious to all else, you’d better beware.

Anytime you have a government that operates in the shadows, speaks in a language of force, and rules by fiat, you’d better beware.

And anytime you have a government so far removed from its people as to ensure that they are never seen, heard, or heeded by those elected to represent them, you’d better beware.

As I make clear in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, we are at our most vulnerable right now.

All of those dastardly seeds we have allowed the government to sow under the guise of national security are bearing demon fruit.

The gravest threat facing us as a nation is not extremism but despotism, exercised by a ruling class whose only allegiance is to power and money.

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Blue State Economies Will Soon Crumble – But Will They Take Red States With Them?

This article was originally published by Brandon Smith at Alt-Market.us.

Over the past six to eight months, the U.S. has seen perhaps one of the largest migrations of people based on economic and ideological concerns in almost a century. Not since the Great Depression has there been so many Americans relocating in search of a better life. Today, however, those who relocate seem to be largely conservatives and moderates. There is a very good, multifaceted, reason for this.

One of the best recent explanations for the conservative migration is visible in the near-180-degree turnaround by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on his draconian lockdown mandates. All of a sudden, Cuomo has announced that New York simply cannot stay closed any longer and that businesses need to reopen quickly.

What could have possibly forced the thick-skulled Cuomo to finally see the light?  I think it has a lot to do with the fact that New York has attempted to distribute millions of doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and they have only been able to give out 30% of them. This means that around 70% of people eligible to get the vaccine in New York are apparently refusing to take it (a smart move in my opinion considering the highly experimental and untested nature of the cocktail). Surprisingly, at least 30% of NY healthcare workers are also refusing to take the vaccine. Cuomo has resorted to threatening hospitals with fines if they do not distribute the vaccines fast enough.

In his latest statement Cuomo is trying to send a message that New Yorkers need to take the vaccine so that a reopening can begin. In other words, “take the vaccine or the economy will collapse”.

I don’t believe Cuomo is mending his totalitarian ways, but at least for now, I think he is realizing what most of us in the alternative economic field have been saying for the past year:  Blue state economies are dying because they are oppressive and this stifles trade and business.

Beyond the business factor and the restrictions on people’s daily movements and activities, the lockdowns and subsequent financial crisis have triggered rising crime levels across the country, but predominantly in blue states and democratic controlled cities.

According to the U.S. Postal Service, New York City alone saw over 300,000 residents pick up everything and leave from March to October. This is an unprecedented spike, an exodus the likes of which New York has not seen in a long time.

On the other side of the country, California is witnessing its own exodus, and it started well before the pandemic struck. In 2019, California saw over 653,000 residents escape the state’s suffocating bureaucracy and high taxes. In 2020, the state has hit its lowest population growth rate in history, even after accounting for babies born. More than 200,000 people left the state than moved in in the past year, and before anyone claims that these people are “liberals” invading red states, even the California media admits they are mostly conservatives seeking to escape the socialist sinkhole.

U-Haul, one of the largest moving companies in the nation, has compiled data on the top states which Americans are moving to during the pandemic. The list is loaded with well-known conservative strongholds and red states, with Tennessee, Texas and Florida at the top.

But what does this mean for leftist states in economic terms?  First, a huge loss of tax revenue, and this is dangerous for blue states in particular. California was projecting a $5.6 billion surplus in January of last year, only to face a $54 billion deficit by August. The state’s net tax revenue fell by 42% from March to May year-over-year, far outpacing losses in the rest of the country. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom begged Congress for $14 billion in federal aid, claiming that the government has a “moral and ethical obligation to help the states”.

And this seems to be exactly how states like California are surviving, by stealing tax dollars from people in other states that have been more responsible in caring for their economies.

We often hear about states like California and New York as having GDPs comparable to entire countries. We hear about all the manufacturing and agricultural production, and a couple of years ago, there were even calls for secession in California on the grounds that “orange man bad” and that the state could fiscally support itself “easily.”

Nothing could be further from the truth. What leftist cheerleaders often refuse to mention is the deep and insidious debt problems and deficits blue states suffer from. Looking at a list of the most indebted states in the U.S. in terms of total assets and liabilities, you will find that the vast majority of them are Democrat controlled.

Furthermore, blue states tend to have the highest levels of unfunded pension liabilities. In other words, their public pension obligations are only partially funded and are suffering a net loss. California, Connecticut and Illinois top the list and the only red state that comes close in terms of percentages is Alaska. Red states top the list in terms of the best funded pensions and the lowest debt per capita.

These debts are caused by irresponsible spending policies and endless socialist welfare measures, and as with most socialist systems, they always end up spending more money than they can bring in. They also end up wasting money more than they effectively spend money. This translates to much higher taxes, as blue states refuse to admit policy errors and fix their mistakes. Instead, they punish the citizenry with increased taxation. A list of the highest personal income taxes across the country is dominated by blue states.

Blue states like Illinois also stack the list of highest property taxes.

One might assume that with such high taxation that social welfare programs would be in place to help the needy and to reduce poverty, but this is not the case. California and New York have the highest population of homeless people by far (151,278 in CA and 92,091 in NY). The next highest homeless population is in a red state, Florida, with only 28,000.

Add to this the fact that blue states have been the most lockdown-happy during the pandemic despite the fact that the lockdowns have done nothing to stop the spread of COVID-19, and now you know why people are leaving these places en masse.

This dynamic has led to red states outperforming blue states across the board in terms of economic recovery. Job recovery in red states far outpaces blue states, along with recovery in GDP. As a result, a call has been rising for a “Blue State Bailout”, and with Biden ostensibly entering the White House they may very well get what they are asking for.

The problem is, the amount of bailout money that would satiate the hunger of blue states would have to be in the multi-trillions. As more and more people and businesses leave these places for more free states, it’s inevitable that tax revenues will dry up. And, as leftists raise taxes to cover the deficit even more people will relocate. It is a vicious cycle that will lead to complete dependency on federal dollars for blue states to survive.

Red states, on the other hand, will not be enforcing strict lockdown mandates. In fact, I suspect that even if Biden tries to institute a Level 4 federal lockdown that many red states will defy him and carry on with business as usual while blue states quickly bow and submit. The only practical option is for blue states to ignore the lockdowns and fully reopen, not just for a couple of months, but permanently. Will they do this?  I doubt it.

It is also important to consider at a fundamental level the types of people that make up the populations of red states versus blue states. Blue states have built a culture of dependency and the majority of leftists have no useful skill sets that would allow them to adapt to an economic crisis. Meanwhile, red state culture encourages independence, self-reliance and productivity.

The most likely reaction among blue states or the federal government under Biden will be to try to “redistribute” the wealth and stability from red states to blue states. This could happen in the form of stimulus measures that unfairly benefit blue states. The resulting dollar devaluation and price inflation might hit red states harder because they would not be receiving bailouts to offset the higher costs. In the worst-case scenario, in which a full spectrum financial collapse occurs, we may even see the federal government attempt to redistribute production and manufacturing from red states to blue states in the name of “national emergency.”

There could also be an attempt to stop people from moving away from blue states entirely. We have already seen a beta test for this in California, where legislators are attempting to pass a bill which would legally require former residents to continue paying taxes to the state for years after they leave.

Of course, this would lead to severe resistance from conservatives, but that is a discussion for another time. The bottom line is this: the economic and pandemic policies of blue states have failed miserably. Their only option is to see the error of their ways, become fiscally responsible and remove totalitarian lockdown measures, or, attempt to leech success from the red states like parasites. Which one do you think they will choose?

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3 Glaring Problems with Joe Biden’s New Multi-Trillion COVID Package

This article was originally published by Brad Polumbo at the Foundation for Economic Education.

Any legislative package intended to revive the economy shouldn’t include policies projected to put millions out of work.

On Thursday night, Joe Biden rolled out a sweeping proposal for $1.9 trillion more in COVID-19 relief and stimulus spending.

“I believe we have a moral obligation,” Biden said during a speech in Delaware announcing the plan. “In this pandemic in America, we cannot let people go hungry, we cannot let people get evicted, we cannot watch nurses, educators and others lose their jobs, we so badly need them. We must act now, and we must act decisively.”

It’s a massive proposal, and any final legislative text based upon it would no doubt be hundreds of pages (if not thousands). But here are some of the package’s main provisions:

  • An additional $1,400 in “stimulus” checks to most Americans, upping the recently-passed $600 payouts to $2,000
  • Renewal and increase of the expanded unemployment benefits that extend payouts to many new classes of workers through September 2021. Biden’s proposal would add $400 a week in federal payouts on top of existing state-level benefits
  • Expansion of the child tax credit and the Earned Income Tax Credit
  • Increase in food stamp benefits
  • A nation-wide $15 minimum wage
  • Extension of the federal government’s eviction moratorium
  • $350 billion for local, state, and tribal governments
  • $160 billion for vaccine distribution and other COVID health measures
  • Paid leave for millions of workers, much of which would be paid for by taxpayers

Biden’s proposed spending splurge comes in the context of the federal government already having spent an astounding $3 trillion and counting on COVID-19 relief and stimulus efforts. Many of the government’s various economic initiatives have proven ineffective and rife with fraud, but Biden’s plan would simply double-down on this approach and pour more money into it.

Of course, advocates would say that the government has a moral and prudential duty to step in and steer the economy out of the red. “This [plan] gets money quickly into the pockets of millions of Americans who will spend it quickly,” Biden said.

But here are three key problems with Biden’s multi-trillion-dollar proposal.

Despite ostensibly being a COVID-19 relief bill, Biden’s proposal largely ignores the root cause of our economic distress: government lockdowns and restrictions on the economy. Major economic centers like California and New York remain in large part locked down, with businesses shut down and people largely confined to their homes. (Despite the ampleand growing—evidence that harsh lockdowns are not an effective COVID containment tactic).

The unfortunate truth is that the federal government could pass a $100 trillion stimulus bill and it still couldn’t revive an economy that is chained down by local government restrictions. The unfortunate truth is that the federal government could pass a $100 trillion stimulus bill and it still couldn’t revive an economy that is chained down by local government restrictions.

“If states would lift draconian lockdowns we wouldn’t have to keep revisiting conversations about stimulus spending,” Republican congresswoman Lisa McClain argued. “We need more jobs, not more government bailouts.”

One might understandably assume that a COVID relief bill should promote work and job growth, not kill it. But Biden’s proposal upends this assumption.

At the same time, the president-elect is promising to steer the nation to economic renewal, he is proposing the expansion of an ultra-generous unemployment benefits system for the next 7 months. It’s Econ 101, and an intuitive matter of basic incentives, really, that government programs that make unemployment more attractive—in many cases this expanded program would pay close to or more than people’s regular job—hurt job growth and prolong unemployment.

Economists Casey Mulligan and Stephen Moore estimate that the Biden bill would destroy at least 4 million jobs due to the work disincentives it would create. How’s that for “stimulus?”

And the inclusion of a federal $15 minimum wage is equally counterproductive.

Even setting aside the objection that such a partisan priority shouldn’t be slipped into a COVID emergency package, the policy on its merits alone would crush small businesses. A recent survey found that almost 60 percent of small business owners said that they don’t expect their enterprise to survive through June 2021. Hiking their wage bill—often an enterprise’s biggest expense—would no doubt deal the killing blow to many of these businesses.

“If you actually wanted to create more jobs during this pandemic, then why would you impose a costly $15 minimum wage on small businesses?” Republican congressman Greg Murphy asked. “This is just another example of progressives trying to pass their liberal agenda under the guise of COVID relief.”

A federal $15 minimum wage would also hurt workers directly by killing millions of jobs. It’s basic economics that when the cost of a service goes up, less of it is demanded. So, it’s no surprise that the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has projected that a federal $15 minimum wage would eliminate an estimated 1.3 million to 3.7 jobs. Any legislative package intended to revive the economy shouldn’t include policies projected to put millions out of work.

Any legislative package intended to revive the economy shouldn’t include policies projected to put millions out of work.

Another glaring flaw plaguing Biden’s package is that so much of its expenditure would not go to the needy or those actually impoverished by the COVID-19 crisis and lockdowns, but to affluent or well-off Americans. Consider the president-elect’s stated desire to send out increased “stimulus” checks, for example.

We can safely assume that Biden would use the same or similar eligibility requirements as the House Democrats did with their bill to send out $2,000 checks. Under this scenario, taxpayers would be on the hook for billions sent to wealthy families. As economist Peter Jacobsen and I previously explained for FEE:

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget’s Marc Goldwein examined the House Democrats’ proposed boosted stimulus checks legislation. He reports that a single adult with a $100,000 salary would get $750 courtesy of the US taxpayer—even if their (rather sizable) income hasn’t been disrupted at all. A married couple with 3 kids with a household income of $200,000 would get $7,500 (!!!) in taxpayer money.

These are just two examples. But it’s true, broadly speaking, that these proposals would spray billions of dollars—funded by our taxes and debt—to well-off people whose employment has not been adversely impacted by COVID-19 lockdowns.

In a similar vein, Biden’s package allocates hundreds of billions in taxpayer money to bail out poorly-managed state and local governments.

“This is a bailout package for blue states for their bad policies, for their lockdown policies,” Republican congressman Michael Waltz, who represents Florida, explained. After all, in stark contrast to Waltz’s home state, in California and New York, draconian lockdown policies have caused a budget crisis. (What they have not caused is much amelioration of the pandemic, which is far worse in California and New York than in Florida.)

“They have to fill that hole,” Waltz said. “States have to balance their budget, the federal government doesn’t. So AOC and now Joe Biden are going to the big piggy bank in the sky that prints nonstop money.”

Suffice it to say it is neither fair nor prudent to force federal taxpayers to bail states out of the consequences of their poor decision-making. The relief such states truly need is relief from the impoverishing policies of their governments.

Biden’s new stimulus plan may be intended as an opening salvo in negotiations. Many of the above provisions might not make it into the final bill Congress ends up considering. But the president-elect’s sweeping proposal still offers the public a glaring example of a timeless principle: Politicians will always exploit a crisis to expand their power.

This is the danger economist Robert Higgs identified in his seminal work Crisis and Leviathan as “the Ratchet Effect.”

Higgs showed how throughout history, crises have been used to excuse government power grabs. After each crisis, the government lets go of some of the power, but never all of it. As a result, the federal government’s power (the Leviathan) has ‘ratcheted up,’ crisis after crisis, throughout the last hundred years.

So, Americans must not treat Biden’s COVID stimulus proposal like an app’s terms and conditions of service and simply accept it after a brief skim. We must guard against big government power grabs and radical economic interventions foisted on us in the name of crisis response.

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Even The Director Of Biden’s National Economic Council Has Been Forced To Admit The Economy Is “Spiraling Downward”

This article was contributed by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse Blog. 

If your economy is “spiraling downward”, is that a good sign or a bad sign?  To me, that doesn’t sound good at all, but if I am mistaken please tell me.  I just want to make sure that I am not “misinterpreting” anything.

Brian Deese, the man who will shortly be serving as the head of the National Economic Council, has publicly stated that our economy is “spiraling downward” at this moment.  When I hear that, I picture a passenger airplane that completely loses control just before it crashes.  But according to Deese, there is a solution.  All we need to do is to pass the 1.9 trillion dollar stimulus package that Joe Biden is proposing

A top economic adviser to President-elect Joe Biden warned the US economy is “spiraling downward” and called for swift action to address vulnerabilities that the global pandemic has drawn into focus.

Brian Deese, who will serve as director of Biden’s National Economic Council, said Sunday that the incoming administration’s $1.9 trillion spending plan would generate “the kind of robust recovery we need.”

That sounds so good.

All we have to do is press a button and we will be on our way to a “robust recovery”.

But what about all of the trillions of dollars that we already spent on all of the previous “stimulus packages”.

If they didn’t fix the economy, why will this one do it?

Perhaps they weren’t big enough, and so why don’t we make this next one 19 trillion dollars instead of just 1.9 trillion dollars?

If printing, borrowing, and spending 1.9 trillion dollars is good, surely 19 trillion dollars would be so much better.

Of course, I am being facetious.

The truth is that over the past year we have literally been committing national financial suicide.

Just look at what our leaders have done to our money supply

We used to talk about “hyperinflation” in the United States in theoretical terms, but this is not a theoretical exercise any longer.

I cannot even begin to express how horrifying this is, and now our politicians in Washington plan to add another 1.9 trillion dollars to the fire.

As a part of his “stimulus package”, Joe Biden also wants the federal minimum wage to be raised to 15 dollars an hour

It also calls for a $15 federal minimum wage, from $7.25, higher taxes and more regulations. Those initiatives have already alienated some Republicans and drawn criticism that the proposals are far removed from an emergency effort to shake off the coronavirus-related slowdown.

But at the rate we are inflating our currency, that certainly won’t be a “livable wage” for long.

So I have an idea.

Let’s make the minimum wage 150 dollars an hour.

Surely that is a proposal that our socialist friends can really get behind.

And when I use the term “socialist”, I am referring to most of the politicians in Washington.

If we force all of the “greedy” small businesses in America to pay their employees $150 an hour, then all of those workers will finally be able to live the lifestyles that they have always dreamed of living.

But of course, many of them also wouldn’t have their jobs for much longer, because most of their employers would shortly go out of business.

Unfortunately, the socialists in Washington don’t understand how businesses actually operate.  In fact, the vast majority of our politicians have never actually run a successful business.

What they are good at is spending other people’s money, and members of “the Squad” are publicly calling for even larger “survival checks” that Biden is proposing…

AOC: “$2,000 means $2,000. $2,000 does not mean $1,400”

Ayanna Pressley: “The people deserve, demand, and require $2,000 recurring monthly survival checks.”

Ilhan Omar: “The American people are struggling to make ends meet and need relief. We must immediately pass $2,000 survival checks.”

Rashida Tlaib: “$1400 < $2000  Math teachers know this. That $600 is already in the clutches of landlords and bill collectors. Stop compromising the working class, and our most vulnerable neighbors.”

As I discussed yesterday, the cost of issuing $2,000 “survival checks” a single time would be approximately 600 billion dollars.

If we do it on a continual basis, the cost per year will be more than 7 trillion dollars.

So where does Ayanna Pressley suggest that we get an extra 7 trillion dollars?

Should we just print it into existence and make our transition to a “banana republic” complete?

Sadly, now that we have opened Pandora’s Box the American people are going to be demanding more government checks on a regular basis from now on.

As I detail in my new book, Shane Warren once warned that we would get to a point where people would be in the streets demanding their “entitlements” and if you doubt that we have arrived at that time just look at what radical leftists did to Nancy Pelosi’s house.

When people try to convince me that the United States is in danger of becoming a socialist country “someday”, I just smile.

The truth is that we already are a socialist country, and we have been for a long time.

Even the stock market has become a rigged socialist game.  Every time it starts to slip, the Federal Reserve steps in to bail out investors.

According to one recent survey, the vast majority of millionaires believe that we are either in a “stock market bubble” or that we are heading into one…

  • 16% think we’re “fully in a bubble”
  • 46% in “somewhat of a bubble”
  • 29% think the market is approaching one

But most of them continue to pour more money into the market because they know that the game has been rigged in their favor.

However, what happens if things get so crazy that the Federal Reserve eventually loses all control?

Many are convinced that this can never happen, and we shall see if they are correct.

Meanwhile, the real economy continues to get even worse, our politicians continue to spend even more money, and social unrest continues to grow.

America has entered a long national nightmare, and what most people don’t realize is that this nightmare is still only in the very early stages.

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