When you abandon freedom to achieve security, you lose both and deserve neither.
Benjamin Franklin said similarly: Those who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Freedom of speech is the liberty I hold dearest, but speech is being censored day in and day out everywhere. If an organization is not censoring them, many people self censor. They are careful what they say for fear of people or institutions demanding retribution. They are afraid of job loss, reputation smears and monetary punishment. They are afraid of physical harm.
Here is a quote from an email that came recently from the Rutherford Institute, John Whitehead:
“This steady, pervasive censorship creep clothed in tyrannical self-righteousness and inflicted on us by technological behemoths (both corporate and governmental) is technofascism, and it does not tolerate dissent.
These internet censors are not acting in our best interests to protect us from dangerous, disinformation campaigns. They’re laying the groundwork now to preempt any “dangerous” ideas that might challenge the power elite’s stranglehold over our lives.”
Freedom is fundamental to being an American. Yet we have just about none left. Fear has been used as a weapon, especially lately due to the (Quote un-Quote) “pandemic” which is so full of lies I just don’t know how they got away with it.
Over and over I hear the fear in people’s voices when they tell me that they or someone whom they love is “compromised” or has co-morbidities or is old. Well, I am old. And this is what I know.
I am going to die. We are all going to die. It is inevitable.
But I am damned if I will live a cowards life shut-in and terrified of my grandchildren! That is wrong!!!
There has been a concerted effort to frighten people into compliance. It is working. People are so conditioned to fear that they do not question any of the statements made by “authorities” like Anthony Fauci. Please read The Real Anthony Fauci by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. for information about just how this man operates. Pure evil.
There are dangerous things out in the world. So what? You cannot live your life in a protective bubble. Who would want to? I just don’t understand it. We cannot keep ourselves or each other SAFE from absolutely everything. Again, who would want this?
The whole country seems to have lost its pioneer spirit and any guts that might have remained, are hidden (or missing). Just listened to a podcast from a doctor I know who is still telling people to mask up and get a booster shot. Even though she admitted, “The booster may only last about 6 weeks.” Is she getting a commission for selling the shot? How can this woman tell her patients such a bunch of misinformation? Almost every thing she said was simply not true. Does she ever question the “party line”that the doctors are forced to follow? They are not allowed to disagree on pain of losing their licences. But surely, the truth will come out into the mainstream eventually. As a result of this lack of candor, many people like myself have lost faith in doctors. And it extends to all medical treatments. Because if they can lie straight to your face about one thing, how can you believe anything else they say?
Of all people, doctors should be allowed to speak the truth to their patients. But they are not free to do so.
I see no end to this and no cure. There is no hope if everyone stays silent. If people go along with the restrictions put in place by a sickness, there is no hope. If people are still trying to force an experimental drug onto 0 to 5-year-olds who have NO statistical chance of even catching the virus much less getting ill from it. If people refuse to see the statistics which are out there about the fact that the majority of people still getting sick are the ones who have been vaccinated, then how can it be stopped?
If people still insist that others wear a mask to prevent a disease that is airborne with tiny particles that cannot be stopped by even an N95 mask, there is no hope.
And now, Biden has determined to give our sovereign rights away to the World Health Organization which is owned by China. We will all be slaves. Where is the Congress on this? Where is the Senate? Why is NO ONE SPEAKING OUT about this?
I don’t care about Ukraine, I don’t care about our borders, I don’t care about a nutcase or two shooting up a market or a church. All of these are problems, indeed. But the biggest problem is us. It is the silence coming from my fellow Americans. It is “the compliance”. it is “the abject obedience”. These things disgust me. And they scare me to death.
This is what I would like to address when speaking with people, not that there is any hope, but at least we can talk about it.
There is no justification for taking away individuals’ freedom in the guise of public safety.
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