It's probably no coincidence that Burr's home-state has been one of the most repressive of the COVID conspirators' regimes. Governor Roy Cooper ordered mass-arrests of protesters last week and extended the statewide lockdown until May 22nd. Unfortunately, he hasn't been the only one cracking down on dissidents. In Illinois, Governor J.B. Pritzker announced that he would send his thugs into any county that disobeyed his edicts. “There is no consequence the state could impose that is greater than the harm that you will do to your own community,” the Governor stated rather ominously. However, there is a part of me that believes that Pritzker is seriously considering what consequences he could impose.
Pritzker said that "I don’t have sympathy for those so intent on disregarding science and logic, so afraid to tell their constituents what they may not want to hear — that they put more people's lives at risk. Local law enforcement and the Illinois State Police can and will take action." The Governor's rage is specifically directed at Madison County, which voted on Monday to nullify his orders. It's hard to say whether Pritzker will have the Iron Will to send stormtroopers into the area. But he and others like him seem intent on forcing a showdown.
These fake 'reopenings' that Occupation leaders are proposing are for show; as these police crackdowns and threats make clear. A recent report on Cincinnati station WLWT gives us the actual realities for reopened businesses. What's actually happening here is that most Federal programs subsidizing small businesses expire within 60 days. These restrictions are designed to allow businesses to reopen, but not under such conditions that they can actually recover financially. It's especially interesting to note that none of these people seem to be talking about any long-range plans beyond their silly 'phasing-in' schemes. What is worrisome, however, are the number of pundits who've been talking about the ways that they wish to see society change.
Among these changes proposed are mandatory vaccinations along with 'isolation communities' for nonconformists. Dr. Robert Levin and other mad scientists are already experimenting with such a program in California. So-called 'contact tracing' seems to factor in all these schemes. What that actually amounts to is domestic surveillance. But that became a New Normal a long time ago. Clinton, Bush, and Obama all did it, and nobody cared. Bush Sr. said that we needed it to fight the drug war. Clinton expanded it to fight the drug war and other federal crimes under the Omnibus Crime Bill of 1997. The latter was vastly expanded by Bush Jr. under the Patriot Act of 2002. Then, we supposedly needed it to fight terrorism. Obama, as Edward Snowden revealed, made domestic spying fairly universal---including through Obamacare. If we get through this 'Crisis', we---as a people---are going to have to do some serious soul-searching about our collective attitudes that took us to this place.
New York is also experimenting with such a scheme. The vile dictator Andrew Cuomo has put this project under the management of arch-Deep Statist, Michael Bloomberg. Cuomo said this, which should make us all pause and reflect:
"Tracing is not hard on an individual basis -- the problem is the massive scale and with an operation that has never existed before. We need our contact tracing program to come up to scale to meet what we're doing with testing as soon as possible, and we are working with Mike Bloomberg now to build an army of tracers to meet the state's demand so we can begin this operation immediately."
That's right, everybody. An army of tracers. Who serve under the command of Field Marshal Bloomberg, Governor Newsom also mentioned the need for a large number of police spies; and we've already mentioned that these blockheads have organized call centers and phone apps for informants. Now where would all these states hire these
What is our national unemployment rate right now again?
As Leon Trotsky predicted: "In the United States, through the science of publicity and advertising, you have means for winning the support of your middle class that were beyond the reach of the soviets of backward Russia with its vast majority of pauperized and illiterate peasants. This, in addition to your technical equipment and your wealth, is the greatest asset of your coming communist revolution."
And today we stand at a crossroads whether we remain free or plunge into outright Communism. Trotsky's prediction in 1934 couldn't manifest itself because of the character of our people. Whether or not we still have the character to overcome remains to be seen.