Tyranny Watch

 

In my waning years, I find the state of our wonderfully conceived nation deeply disturbing. We once were rightfully the land of the free. Now? Tyranny is not complete but getting extremely close:

  • Vaccine mandates.
  • Use of fear for manipulation (mask mandates, shutdowns).
  • Changing the rules to favor cronies (producers of vaccines rather than cheap, effective treatment alternatives such as hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin, which they made illegal to prescribe in many places).
  • Barriers to emigration (vaccine passports, exit taxes).
  • Department of Justice intimidation of public meeting protests and keeping Jan. 6 protestors in jail with overcharges.
  • Conspiracy of the deep staters and complicit media to bring down an outsider who became the country’s leader (Russiagate).
  • Fraud, irregularities, and elimination of voting security to manipulate “elections.”
  • The death of free speech due to the technopolitical complex’s cancel culture.
  • Making criminals of folks who tell the truth about government incompetence.
  • Consistent lies from the technopolitical complex (e.g., false claims that Jan. 6 was an “insurrection” while the Antifa-BLM riots and burnings were “mostly peaceful,” unvaccinated citizens threaten the health of the vaccinated, masks don’t work, then so and on and on).

The continued judicial support of the Second Amendment offers some comfort, but I don’t see any movement toward flexing that muscle.

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  1. RufusRJones Member
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    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    Henry Racette (View Comment):
    Progressivism has a thousand agendas and is always pressing forward, and it’s proponents are passionate and angry and rude and don’t care about rules or custom. In the long run, we lose.

    This is exactly right.

    They take any idea that has momentum and they try to get it over the line. They do this by talking to you “tactically”. They are going to do anything except have a straightforward discussion about what is a good policy. When you talk to them, take this posture in your mind and try to stick to policy only. Then watch what happens.

    Even if they just leave everybody confused and somewhat intimidated, that is taking ground.

    Can you think of even one public liberal with any power except for maybe Bill Marr that doesn’t approach things like this? They might act like this for one day, and that’s it. I think it’s extremely naïve to think otherwise.

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  2. HeavyWater Reagan
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    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    Henry Racette (View Comment):
    Progressivism has a thousand agendas and is always pressing forward, and it’s proponents are passionate and angry and rude and don’t care about rules or custom. In the long run, we lose.

    This is exactly right.

    They take any idea that has momentum and they try to get it over the line. They do this by talking to you “tactically”. They are going to do anything except have a straightforward discussion about what is a good policy. When you talk to them, take this posture in your mind and try to stick to policy only. Then watch what happens.

    Even if they just leave everybody confused and somewhat intimidated, that is taking ground.

    Can you think of even one public liberal with any power except for maybe Bill Marr that doesn’t approach things like this? They might act like this for one day, and that’s it. I think it’s extremely naïve to think otherwise.

    Maybe John McWhorter.  But your point is well taken.  

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  3. kedavis Coolidge
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    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    Now this is leadership, right here. lol

     

     

     

    Another reminder of this gem:

     

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  4. kedavis Coolidge
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    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    I like your list, and this may be off your topic, but all the social issues turned upside down. Trans this, teaching — actually training — young children about sexual techniques, gender replacing sex, actually celebrating abortion, CRT, movies repurposed for propaganda, the obliteration of science, etc.

    lol

    Launch of the Rainbow honours the achievements and contributions of McGill University’s 2SLGBTQIA+ students. The acronym 2SLGBTQIA+ refers to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Two-Spirit, Intersex, and Asexual peoples, as well as those who identify as pansexual, questioning, non-binary, and other gender and sexual minorities.

    Recognizing the importance of intersectionality, the Subcommittee on Queer People is committed to an organizing process and event that foregrounds the voices and experiences of 2SLGBTQIA+ people who are most marginalized, both in society and within 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, including 2SLGBTQIA+ people who are racialized, Indigenous, Black, trans, women, non-binary, and persons with disabilities.

    https://www.mcgill.ca/queerequity/events/launch-rainbow

    I was thinking that might refer to Reading Rainbow, and poor Levar Burton…

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  5. RufusRJones Member
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    HeavyWater (View Comment):

    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    Henry Racette (View Comment):
    Progressivism has a thousand agendas and is always pressing forward, and it’s proponents are passionate and angry and rude and don’t care about rules or custom. In the long run, we lose.

    This is exactly right.

    They take any idea that has momentum and they try to get it over the line. They do this by talking to you “tactically”. They are going to do anything except have a straightforward discussion about what is a good policy. When you talk to them, take this posture in your mind and try to stick to policy only. Then watch what happens.

    Even if they just leave everybody confused and somewhat intimidated, that is taking ground.

    Can you think of even one public liberal with any power except for maybe Bill Marr that doesn’t approach things like this? They might act like this for one day, and that’s it. I think it’s extremely naïve to think otherwise.

    Maybe John McWhorter. But your point is well taken.

    Act accordingly. Try to keep a fairly broad opinion about broad public policy in your head at all times. 

    The bottom line is central planning doesn’t work, and the government produces too many public goods. When you get into the social stuff, Deirdre McCloskey has the answers as they translate into what a communist is going to argue about.

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  6. kedavis Coolidge
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    Columbo (View Comment):

    The lawlessness of the DOJ/FBI/CIA is the worst of all. This weaponization began under 0bama and targeted his “enemy” list, using the IRS, FBI, DOJ. They sharpened it on President Donald J. Trump and having received no consequences, they have continued to use it with abandon, with the most recent victims being parent free speech rights about their children’s education in public meetings. Blatantly attacked by the Attorney General of the United States himself! Sad. Private schools will soon have monstrous waiting lines.

    All of you self-described ‘Republicans’ got it good and hard. I hope you learned your lesson, because we who knew better receive the same punishment of these non-American policies – due to your useful idiocy.

    Many people have turned to home-schooling when their public schools were closed, and I suspect a lot of them won’t be going back.

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  7. RufusRJones Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Columbo (View Comment):

    The lawlessness of the DOJ/FBI/CIA is the worst of all. This weaponization began under 0bama and targeted his “enemy” list, using the IRS, FBI, DOJ. They sharpened it on President Donald J. Trump and having received no consequences, they have continued to use it with abandon, with the most recent victims being parent free speech rights about their children’s education in public meetings. Blatantly attacked by the Attorney General of the United States himself! Sad. Private schools will soon have monstrous waiting lines.

    All of you self-described ‘Republicans’ got it good and hard. I hope you learned your lesson, because we who knew better receive the same punishment of these non-American policies – due to your useful idiocy.

    Many people have turned to home-schooling when their public schools were closed, and I suspect a lot of them won’t be going back.

    The Purpose Of Public Education Is Indoctrination, And To Steal From The Parents, Students, And Taxpayers™

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  8. Basil Fawlty Member
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    David Carroll: The continued judicial support of the Second Amendment offers some comfort, but I don’t see any movement toward flexing that muscle.

    It’s atrophied.

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  9. HeavyWater Reagan
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    I know we should take the latest polls with several tablespoons of salt.  But latest poll of the Generic ballot shows the GOP leading the Democrats 46 to 43.  The Generic ballot asks people if they prefer the GOP Congress or a Democrat Congress.   

    Historically, even when the GOP was losing in the Generic ballot, the GOP would sometimes, but not always, win the US House of Representatives.  

    So, I do think that the Democrats are already paying a political price for Biden’s incompetence and/or mendacity.  

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  10. Instugator Thatcher
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    RufusRJones (View Comment):
    Masks are 1000% stupid at the aggregate level. 

    This

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  11. RufusRJones Member
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    Instugator (View Comment):

    RufusRJones (View Comment):
    Masks are 1000% stupid at the aggregate level.

    This

     

     

     

    Case closed.

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  12. David Carroll Thatcher
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    It is becoming easier to identify domestic terrorists.  They are on government payrolls (DOJ, FBI, IRS etc.)

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  13. Instugator Thatcher
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    David Carroll (View Comment):
    DOJ, FBI, IRS

    Department of (in)Justice

    Federal Bureau of Instigation

    Internal Resource Scavengers

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