The American Ministry of Fear

 

Michael Walsh is, of course, a national treasure, with an idiosyncratic ability to articulate what we know in a way that is, all at once, surprising, terrifying, and lovely.

Welcome to America, 2021. In just a few short months since the mysterious elevation of Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., inexplicably elected the 46th president of the United States, our country has undergone a stunning rapid devolution from a confident, economic powerhouse to a shabby debtor nation afraid of its own shadow.

The American Ministry of Fear, however, is not located in the Chancellery of the National Socialist German Workers Party in Berlin, but in every petty federal, state, and local bureaucracy, doctor’s office, TV news station, big-city newspaper, college and university in the country.

From the start of the COVID-19 manufactured panic, these agents of influence have waged a relentless war on the American psyche. And now, despite their miniscule majorities in Congress, they rule with an iron fist that brooks no demurral.

A Ministry of Fear Rules America

It really is time to stand up and individually risk being true to the founding of America.

Fear will not keep you from dying, but fear will keep you from living. There is no American Ideal where fear takes hold. And love stands no chance when fear rules.

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  1. kedavis Member
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    How could anyone be surprised?  Biden is a weak, frail, scared old man.

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  2. kedavis Member
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    But never fear, we’ll be a powerhouse again once President Kang… errr, Xi…. puts everyone to work.

     

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  3. Percival Thatcher
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    Mark Alexander: Fear will not keep you from dying, but fear will keep you from living

    There you go.

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  4. kedavis Member
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    This song belongs here, too:

     

     

     

    With lyrics:

     

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  5. OkieSailor Member
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    My initial response in Feburary 2020 was, “We, meaning our Society, have become too risk-averse.”  That has only gotten worse as this Charade has played out. It is only partly due to faulty leadership; the sheeple must take a large measure of responsibility for failing to recognize and respond with a grain of salt when called to cower in fear.  There are encouraging signs that people are getting fed up and may even be willing to resist if there is a price to be paid. Hint: there is always a price to be paid.

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  6. Stad Coolidge
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    OkieSailor (View Comment):

    My initial response in Feburary 2020 was, “We, meaning our Society, have become too risk-averse.” That has only gotten worse as this Charade has played out. It is only partly due to faulty leadership; the sheeple must take a large measure of responsibility for failing to recognize and respond with a grain of salt when called to cower in fear. There are encouraging signs that people are getting fed up and may even be willing to resist if there is a price to be paid. Hint: there is always a price to be paid.

    If there’s a massive second wave of masking and lockdowns, I think you’re going to see a significantly different response by the general public . . .

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  7. Mark Alexander Coolidge
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    OkieSailor (View Comment):

    My initial response in Feburary 2020 was, “We, meaning our Society, have become too risk-averse.” That has only gotten worse as this Charade has played out. It is only partly due to faulty leadership; the sheeple must take a large measure of responsibility for failing to recognize and respond with a grain of salt when called to cower in fear. There are encouraging signs that people are getting fed up and may even be willing to resist if there is a price to be paid. Hint: there is always a price to be paid.

    Public education is designed to instill risk-averse, virtueless, emasculated children of all ages.  

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  8. Full Size Tabby Member
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    Stad (View Comment):

    OkieSailor (View Comment):

    My initial response in Feburary 2020 was, “We, meaning our Society, have become too risk-averse.” That has only gotten worse as this Charade has played out. It is only partly due to faulty leadership; the sheeple must take a large measure of responsibility for failing to recognize and respond with a grain of salt when called to cower in fear. There are encouraging signs that people are getting fed up and may even be willing to resist if there is a price to be paid. Hint: there is always a price to be paid.

    If there’s a massive second wave of masking and lockdowns, I think you’re going to see a significantly different response by the general public . . .

    I don’t share your confidence. Even here in semi-rural Texas some of my friends have responded to the recent fear porn on the “delta variant” by retreating from public life. Most don’t; but I’m surprised at how many do. And indications from the urban areas suggest that a substantial portion of the population will go along with indefinite restrictions on living life.

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  9. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
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    Percival (View Comment):

    Mark Alexander: Fear will not keep you from dying, but fear will keep you from living

    There you go.

    Any time a person does something mostly out of fear, Tinkerbelle dies a little.

    In a fear-filled society, there is no magic.

    Because there are no longer any dreams and little  in the way of opportunity.

    Dreams and opportunity are replaced with divisiveness. 

    When Kirk Uhler, one of the better Board of Supervisors ruling the fiefdom known as Placer County, Calif ran the statistics for his region, he found them to be shocking.

    So did a lot of other people.

    I doubt any media, even very local media talked to him.

    He found that between  Mar 13th to August 15th 2020, 16 people had died from the effects of COVID in his county. However 13 people committed suicide, while 11 people died from falling.

    The average age of peo0ple who died from COVID was over 75. The average age of the suicide victims was 46!

    The suicide deaths are of course underreported. I remember reading in one of the Santa Rosa papers about a young man who managed a restaurant. Driving home after checking on the restaurant, he  “lost control” of his vehicle and went  slamming into the front of a Mac truck. This was at the height of the COVID lockdowns.

    If a person has the courage to make their death look like a road accident, the surviving wife and kiddies get the insurance monies. If you hang yourself with a rope in the local park,  with a placard stating “I can’t take the loss of my business and home!” you make your point, but the wife and kiddies get squat.

    In addition to being shuttered for weeks on end, Calif businesses found that all the many online orders gave super powers to the Amazons and CostCo’s of the world. They went on a spending spree – buying up more and more goods to sell.

    My local pet store manager couldn’t get his orders filled for such essentials as dog collars and service dog harnesses.  Supplier after supplier told him to find another supplier  if he wanted those orders any time soon.

    What good does an open store do a person if there are no goods to put in it?

    Meanwhile, Bill Gates has acquired 25% of all of America’s farmland. At the same time, the wondrous Biden Admin is sending “farmers” checks if they agree not to plant and if they agree to plow under any crops currently being grown.

    Fear = loss of dreams and opportunities = loss of food = famine!

     

     

     

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  10. Mark Alexander Coolidge
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    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    Mark Alexander: Fear will not keep you from dying, but fear will keep you from living

    There you go.

    Any time a person does something mostly out of fear, Tinkerbelle dies a little.

    In a fear-filled society, there is no magic.

    Because there are no longer any dreams and little in the way of opportunity.

    Dreams and opportunity are replaced with divisiveness.

    When Kirk Uhler, one of the better Board of Supervisors ruling the fiefdom known as Placer County, Calif ran the statistics for his region, he found them to be shocking.

    So did a lot of other people.

    I doubt any media, even very local media talked to him.

    He found that between Mar 13th to August 15th 2020, 16 people had died from the effects of COVID in his county. However 13 people committed suicide, while 11 people died from falling.

    The average age of peo0ple who died from COVID was over 75. The average age of the suicide victims was 46!

    The suicide deaths are of course underreported. I remember reading in one of the Santa Rosa papers about a young man who managed a restaurant. Driving home after checking on the restaurant, he “lost control” of his vehicle and went slamming into the front of a Mac truck. This was at the height of the COVID lockdowns.

    If a person has the courage to make their death look like a road accident, the surviving wife and kiddies get the insurance monies. If you hang yourself with a rope in the local park, with a placard stating “I can’t take the loss of my business and home!” you make your point, but the wife and kiddies get squat.

    In addition to being shuttered for weeks on end, Calif businesses found that all the many online orders gave super powers to the Amazons and CostCo’s of the world. They went on a spending spree – buying up more and more goods to sell.

    My local pet store manager couldn’t get his orders filled for such essentials as dog collars and service dog harnesses. Supplier after supplier told him to find another supplier if he wanted those orders any time soon.

    What good does an open store do a person if there are no goods to put in it?

    Meanwhile, Bill Gates has acquired 25% of all of America’s farmland. At the same time, the wondrous Biden Admin is sending “farmers” checks if they agree not to plant and if they agree to plow under any crops currently being grown.

    Fear = loss of dreams and opportunities = loss of food = famine!

    The upcoming supply issues are on the horizon. Best be prepared. (OMG, does that make me one of THEM?)

    I used to be prepared for up to 6 weeks of power outage after a natural disaster. Now I’m beginning to suspect I am behind the curve of survival…

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  11. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
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    An  analogy:

     

     

    (Not my graphic – I would have caught the mistake: “is ran.”

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  12. Percival Thatcher
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    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill (View Comment):

    An analogy:

     

     

    (Not my graphic – I would have caught the mistake: “is ran.”

    A McDonalds assistant manager. In training.

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  13. Jim McConnell Member
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    Mark Alexander (View Comment):

    OkieSailor (View Comment):

    My initial response in Feburary 2020 was, “We, meaning our Society, have become too risk-averse.” That has only gotten worse as this Charade has played out. It is only partly due to faulty leadership; the sheeple must take a large measure of responsibility for failing to recognize and respond with a grain of salt when called to cower in fear. There are encouraging signs that people are getting fed up and may even be willing to resist if there is a price to be paid. Hint: there is always a price to be paid.

    Public education is designed to instill risk-averse, virtueless, emasculated children of all ages.

    Yes, Mark, it’s been going on for quite a long while and it succeeding remarkably well, as the past 17 months illustrate.

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  14. The Reticulator Member
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    Our country was founded on fear–fear of what the Brits were doing by trying to rationalize the administration of the colonies, for example.  

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  15. Judge Mental Member
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    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Our country was founded on fear–fear of what the Brits were doing by trying to rationalize the administration of the colonies, for example.

    It was founded on the elimination of fear, not its institutionalization.

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  16. The Reticulator Member
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    Judge Mental (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Our country was founded on fear–fear of what the Brits were doing by trying to rationalize the administration of the colonies, for example.

    It was founded on the elimination of fear, not its institutionalization.

    That’s what they all say. 

    I think we should be concentrating more on the content and consequences of particular fears than on the concept of “fear” itself. I can’t remember ever liking FDR’s statement that, “We have nothing to fear but fear itself.”  Sounds evasive.  

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  17. The Reticulator Member
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    Judge Mental (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Our country was founded on fear–fear of what the Brits were doing by trying to rationalize the administration of the colonies, for example.

    It was founded on the elimination of fear, not its institutionalization.

    And really, our constitution was not founded on the elimination of the fear of abuse of power by big, centralized government. It was founded on separation of powers and other mechanisms to keep any one part of our government from getting abusive. We need to be constantly fearful that these defenses can be breached.  

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  18. Dave of Barsham Member
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    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Judge Mental (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Our country was founded on fear–fear of what the Brits were doing by trying to rationalize the administration of the colonies, for example.

    It was founded on the elimination of fear, not its institutionalization.

    And really, our constitution was not founded on the elimination of the fear of abuse of power by big, centralized government. It was founded on separation of powers and other mechanisms to keep any one part of our government from getting abusive. We need to be constantly fearful that these defenses can be have been breached.

    FIFY

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  19. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
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    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Judge Mental (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Our country was founded on fear–fear of what the Brits were doing by trying to rationalize the administration of the colonies, for example.

    It was founded on the elimination of fear, not its institutionalization.

    And really, our constitution was not founded on the elimination of the fear of abuse of power by big, centralized government. It was founded on separation of powers and other mechanisms to keep any one part of our government from getting abusive. We need to be constantly fearful that these defenses can be breached.

    The defenses “can be” breached? “Can be?”

    When doctors are told, as they were on July 19th 2021, that  they will lose their medical licenses for informing a vax injured patient of their right to seek monetary relief through the 1986 Congress designated reporting system for vax injured, VAERS, and that any doctor who is offering a full description of the possible negative outcomes of the medical experiment currently being erroneously called “vaccines” prior to the patient being injected, which is a process called informed consent that doctors who respect the “Hippocratic Oath” have sworn to do, then that doctor can lose his license, we are beyond “Can be.”

    When the CDC openly asserts its need to design, develop and implement “Green Zones” where those Americans deemed by health authorities to be most at risk for COVID are to be quarantined away, for up to six months, and currently employment  positions involving this societal innovation are being  advertised to the job seeking public, I would say, we are long past the point of “Can be.”

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