As arguments swell about the next strain of a virus, the now-weary populace seems to await the proposed solutions with trepidation. The United States, Canada, Australia, and Great Britain all seem poised to steal more power from their citizens.
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." - C.S.Lewis
As Pogo stated, with immortal clarity. "We have met the enemy, and he is us". Very well stated, Sarah Corriher, as usual.
No, it is the malevolent few who should be scrutinized. Don't spread the blame out. The complacent many are merely fertile ground for the malevolent few to cast their evil seeds of destruction. The complacent many could be fertile ground for seeds of good as well. They are exhibiting the standard state of nature, which is to occupy the lowest energy state. That won't change. It is human nature and the evil cabal is perfectly aware of it and uses it to their advantage. Root out evil where you see it.
“…safety is an illusion and being obsessed with safety is a sickness.” Laurence Gonzales
"You can have your freedom back when you choose to take it. And not before. No one is coming to save you." Jesse Kelly
Why do the protected need to be protected from the unprotected by forcing the
unprotected to use the protection that didn't protect the protected in the first place? Wyo.
Folks, it makes no difference what you stand for, what you believe in until and unless you are willing to physically fight for it. For now, I would suggest the preferred methods of the Swamp Fox.
Funny how the so called :journalists: never use facts to call out The Liar and Mass Murderer Fauci , and all the Politicians and doctors and CDC ...we need to k i l l them all ...i am serious .
I am frightened by what I see happening. The young people do not seem to be well read. The older folks do not seem to be imparting their wisdom to the younger members of society. I viewed the titles of your podcasts tonight and I am going to listen to all of them. I work in government and I see so many sheep it scares the hell out of me. I feel humbled listening to you and reading your writings because you are so smart, so aware and so young (not to mention so beautiful) to be all these wonderful things. To her critics I am unashamed to state I am a huge fan.
Sarah's polished,, perfect grammar and deep content complement each other beautifully. Always enjoy your wyze and thought provoking writings.
What you say is exact true. Especially the part about people finding it hard to admit that it is them and their complacency that allow all of this. My conservative friends have traded convenience for freedom and that is the hardest thing for me to take. They won't even stop watching the NFL, an organization that openly hates them. They can't delete their facebook or twitter accounts even though they know how vile and evil that platform addicts you to the pathetic little dopamine hits. It's possible that we are a society that deserves extinction.
Sarah: thanks for the link to your thoughtful article; as a retired military/civilian employee of the US Army I often contemplated resigning after Bill Clinton was elected: I didn't, then Obama, I didn't and finally Bush who I grew to detest, I didn't. The main reason was my family; it would have been very difficult to find new employment and I would be losing years already invested towards retirement. I never had to find out whether I would have banged down some hapless slug's door for not presenting themselves to the local jabber or banging a few protestor heads for "peacefully" assembling; (I was trucked from Ft Belvoir into Washington DC during the King riots and I know for sure I was ready in the name of the government to do whatever had to be done); now, I am not shocked at those who willingly act as "Gestapo" and have no conscience doing it. All we can hope for is more citizens will stand up to tyranny than submit to it. Time will tell.
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Agreed. For a number of years I've been working on critiquing myself. In the past I've been way to complacent. I was a church lay member where, I'm proud to say, we voted down gay ministers at the ELCA convention in 2006. In what I believe a concerted and organized effort from the top in 2009 the ELCA voted in gay clergy. I know a large majority of people in the church didn't want this. I was upset but stood idle however it had been stewing in me. Who wants these people teaching our young I asked? It will be a thorn in the churches side. I thought it won't stop there someday they will be hiding pedophiles if this keeps up. We first dropped the Atlanta Journal Constitution. In 2018 I finally convinced my wife to drop cable. I thought the only thing they will listen too is our money going in the opposite direction and they may not listen to that! I thought why are we paying to pipe this garbage into our living room. At some point Facebook started censoring both me and my wife, Someone at facebook created a custom friends list and placed only my sister on it. I finally discovered what they had done. I dropped facebook and my wife cut way back. This year I finally sent a letter to our pastor explaining my stance on gay ministers and stated that we are on a long sabbatical to pray on the matter and I mostly dropped financial support. Things have gone too far, It's time to take a stance and be heard! Well this year it was no surprise that the ELCA elected their first transgender bishop. I wouldn't want to outcast these people from the church but the problem I have is this is a celebration of sin. It's a sickness and I don't want to be a part of it!
The WUHAN Laboratory is already developing Viruses with a 96% fatality rate. Why fight a war with guns and bombs where a simple overfly with a drone can spread such a deadly virus and do an even better job at elimnating the enemy.
I think you are perhaps becoming the new Christopher Hitchens, one of the most powerful speakers of recent memory. Prove me wrong.
The swayable unprincipled masses who support by compliance are a mile wide, but only an inch deep, and the coalition is held together by deception and false promises, and an ancient senile corrupt politician and a lying elf doctor who can't throw a baseball. The battle of the sheep dogs is where the game is at. Interestingly enough, at least in America, the ideological supporters of liberty and classic morality have principles a mile deep, tested in fire, immune to the corporate media and the scorn of dull witted skinny-jeans two-named man-buns and blue haired nose-pierced carpet munchers. If I were from space and went to Las Vegas to place a bet, I know which side I'd be on.