“Property was looted, people were beaten and killed and Republicans joined the side doing the looting, beating and killing. President of the Heritage Foundation and think tanks on the right climbed into … law enforcement and ordinary Americans, calling them racists, ignoring the damage done to their property and person.”
Jack Kerwick has been anatomizing ConOink establishment failures for over a decade:
“in the country bequeathed to us by the generation that, in the midst of a smallpox epidemic, fought and defeated the most powerful empire in the world in order to be a self-governing union of sovereign states—subjected itself to a nationwide internment. The United State of America became the Interned States of America as the Constitution of the Old Republic was indefinitely revoked, the economy crushed, and ‘the little platoons’—as Burke referred to those buffers between the individual and the State, those forms of community constitutive of civil society and in the absence of which human flourishing would be impossible—were radically undermined. … And all of this occurred in a country with a Republican President, a Republican-controlled Senate, a Supreme Court dominated by Republican appointees, and a majority of whose state legislatures and governors are Republican.”
HARD TRUTH’S David Vance and myself speak to Jack about the irreparably hopeless Republican Racket. RIP, GOP.
The Kentucky Congressman … called for an amendment to be included in H.R. 350, a domestic terrorism bill, that would prevent the government from using funds to “monitor, analyze, investigate or prosecute” an American citizen on the bases of their refusal or opposition to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
“The fact that moms are going to be targeted as domestic terrorists because they think their 5-year-old doesn’t need a freaking vaccine because they’ve looked at the data. They’ve seen that the flu presents more of a risk to their child than COVID does — any of the variants,” said Congressman Massie.
While the “Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act” did not initially include language regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, Massie is forcing the issue to add text that provides protections to parents who oppose vaccine mandates.
Such dissembling as that of Representative Massie is deceptive. For one, he is right. Covid-19 has no place in a bill on domestic terrorism. But neither does a Bill against domestic terrorism have a place in the repertoire of a Republican legislator who considers himself hip to the infringements on liberty that such State overreach portends. Yet Massie declared,
… More bureaucracy to go after domestic terrorism is probably a good thing.
Moreover, self-ownership such as that exercised by sovereign individuals, in a free country, means that each and everyone of us has the right to reject the Pharma-State’s hemlock, no matter the reasons, scientific or not. The right to refuse the jab is not reserved for moms and their toddlers, for whom Massie exclusively advocates. What a dumb argument.
Nowhere is a rights-based argument being made [by Republicans], or an argument based on the right to question the safety of the vaccine. Nowhere are individual sovereignty and self-ownership mentioned.
Indeed, Republicans prattle about religious exemptions (state granted!) and natural-immunity based exemptions (state granted!)—but they have not the faintest urge to defend the natural, God-given right of self-ownership.
Enough then of the cheering for the ineffectual GOP and its front men and women, who arrive in the Idiocracy’s version of Rome, only to do nothing, decade after decade. Oh, yes, they turn in appearances on TV and before congressional committees; get lucrative book deals, and consolidate political and corporate power for a lifetime.
But as the West careens toward the Covid-centered anthill society, nobody identifies and defends the individual’s dominion over his body and his right to reject the Pharma-State’s Hemlock prescription for that body. As emphasized, Republicans’ case against Covid mandates indirectly capitulates to coercion.
Fox News’ Martha MacCallum got only marginally steamed today at Robert Redfield, a former CDC director, according to whose euphemisms the CDC’s lies and lack of data-collection capability, priced at $7 billion per year, requires no more than a “strategic investment.”
Another typical sprouter of Orwellian speak is Dr. Nicole Saphier (and she is a dime-a-dozen), who never expressed objections to mass vaccination with an experimental substance: “CDC has done a ‘disservice’ to Americans” is all she can muster.
I’ll put it plainly—and all these people are complicit—the CDC was toying with the lives of millions upon millions of people by cornering them and compelling into taking a risky vaccine. The vaccines are unarguably risky simply by virtue of the record short time in which they were developed and foisted on the public absent proper, mandatory longitudinal safety studies and full consent. Where consent was obtained, it was done, now we know, by providing incomplete often slipshod quality data.
A special Covid court—as in a tribunal—needs to be convened. Sitting in the dock should be public health officials, TV doctors and other Covid-orthodoxy enforcers. Punishment needs to be on the table. Call it post-Covid denazification.
Martha seemed confused as to how an American agency that receives $7 billion in funding a year is forced to rely on data from Israel, for lack of its own. REALLY? You need to ask? I’ve devoted many a post and a column to anatomizing aspects of what I call “institutional rot.” “Systemic institutional rot” is what this is.
Tangentially related news is that in Canada, Tamara Lich, “one of the lead organizers of the Canadian Freedom Convoy” protests against that degenerate son of 60 dogs Justine Trudeau’s Covid tyranny, is arrested and denied due process of law. Pat King, another Trucker hero, is arrested too, all for speech infractions—and for partaking in near-idyllically peaceful civil disobedience.
As is their wont, the folks at Fox News steer clear of the topic of trucker demographics, loudly proclaiming that the Canadian trucker freedom movement is multicultural, a class-based movement encompassing all truckers.
Conservatives just do not wish to touch the third rail of politics: Immigration (and not only the illegal kind) and its effects on the understanding of liberty in society.
“I don’t follow that convoy. I think what they are doing is morally wrong, and that they should get their vaccine shots.”
“I don’t believe in the issues they are raising,” Mr. Kang said. “I know there are some South Asian people who support this convoy, but I couldn’t see any of my people in the videos of the convoy.”
Freedom is framed here by representatives of the South-Asian trucker community as morally wrong.
UPDATED (2/21): Sikh truckers for freedom.
Then there are these outstanding people. Listen to members of the Sikh community speak with unparalleled clarity and beauty about restoring the “True North [once] strong and free” (More evidence that Canadians are better educated and polished.)
This is “articulate extemporaneous speech”. Just the words I was without provided by Musil Protege!
Although it’s a cliche, “Based!” Very eloquent. Articulate extemporaneous speech, expressing strong beliefs—and the most vulgar term he used was “scumbag.” Let this be a lesson to all the kids at home.