Will They Back Down?

 

Remember the good ol’ days when people would shake their heads at alarmists and conspiracy theorists and remind them that it’s all happened before? That we’ve always survived the chaotic situations? That the foundations of the country are sturdy enough to overcome the worst?

I remember those comments made by people who are bright, knowledgeable, and practical people, and I know they believed what they said. I wanted to believe them, too, and usually acquiesced to their wisdom. Now I’m not so sure, because it isn’t one single thing that is unraveling, but many situations, pretty much at the same time. What does that picture look like?–

The Border disaster: people keep pouring in, with no end in sight. Are they sick? Are they criminals? Where are they going? Will the border patrols continue on their jobs, trying to manage this barrage of humanity or will they finally quit? Will we have strangers flooding our communities? Where will they live? How will they manage their lives?

The Shot and Mask Mandates: citizen workers in most industries are fed up with the government and business demands. Will they quit their jobs? Go on unemployment, which eventually may be available for an indefinite time period? The airline industry, restaurants, law enforcement, emergency medical care, hospitals, and many other industries are pushing back. They’ve had enough and may just join the ranks of those who have quit looking for jobs. And their employers may shrug their shoulders and join them.

Limitations on free speech: The military has decided to infringe on the rights on its members, even beyond the original restrictions; the threat of being accused of white supremacy or domestic terrorism looms large. The government is trying to intimidate and threaten parents who are protesting at school boards. People who don’t follow the PC code for speech on social media continue to be ousted and threatened.

Public Services: Is there a possibility that those who build and maintain our electric grid, sanitation and waste services could be threatened if they don’t comply with government demands? Who will replace them?

Cargo ships: Many of us are already seeing shortages of goods in many stores, especially supermarkets. For now, you may not be able to find your favorite brand of tomato sauce; tomorrow there may be no tomato sauce. As long as the problems of unloading cargo ships continue, shortages will continue and grow.

Gasoline: Gas prices are going up. The federal government refuses to tap into the resources that are already available; they’d prefer to pay rising prices to those countries that are not intimidated by the green lobby.

I could go on, but I’m just plain worn out.

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The most alarming part to me is that we can only speculate on some of the reasons for some of these situations. We have to wonder if Joe Biden and his cronies are looking around and noticing the disruption and dissatisfaction. Do they not see what is happening? Do they really believe that on the other side of all this disruption are positive outcomes?

If everyone—and I mean everyone—does not start pushing back, begin protesting, refuse to comply with authoritarian demands, we are lost.

We. Must. Stop. Them.

 

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  1. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    In thinking about the huge numbers of people in critical jobs now fired for refusing to comply with vaccine mandates . . . I keep thinking that the only way to reverse this trend is for the administration to admit they were wrong.

    Can you imagine Joe Biden admitting he was wrong? I can’t. Not before he lost his mind, and certainly not after. The arrogance is too great. No, I think they will need to continue on this path regardless of the damage done, because to do anything else is an admission they were wrong.

    Not just about the vaccine mandates, but about their approach to COVID, the border, energy policy, education, foreign policy, domestic policy . . . the list is nearly endless.

    They will not stop because they cannot stop.

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  2. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn
    @SusanQuinn

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):
    They will not stop because they cannot stop.

    Unfortunately, I share your thoughts, Drew. I don’t think they are going to back down. And I have a hard time imagining that all the employers in the country are going to join together and fight back. 

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  3. DonG (CAGW is a hoax) Coolidge
    DonG (CAGW is a hoax)
    @DonG

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):
    Unfortunately, I share your thoughts, Drew. I don’t think they are going to back down. And I have a hard time imagining that all the employers in the country are going to join together and fight back. 

    But it only takes 10% to bring about change.    I agree that they are not going to stop, because they are pleased with their efforts.   “they” are not held responsible and the downsides don’t adversely affect them.  Hopefully the 10% can bring the consequences of the decisions to they who are making the decisions. 

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  4. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn
    @SusanQuinn

    Drew, I liked your comment about their not backing down and made it my title!

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  5. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn
    @SusanQuinn

    DonG (CAGW is a hoax) (View Comment):
    But it only takes 10% to bring about change.    I agree that they are not going to stop, because they are pleased with their efforts.   “they” are not held responsible and the downsides don’t adversely affect them.  Hopefully the 10% can bring the consequences of the decisions to they who are making the decisions. 

    @dong, are the 10% those who want to change, or the ones who have to approve it? I’m not sure either group will help us out.

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  6. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill
    @CarolJoy

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    In thinking about the huge numbers of people in critical jobs now fired for refusing to comply with vaccine mandates . . . I keep thinking that the only way to reverse this trend is for the administration to admit they were wrong.

    Can you imagine Joe Biden admitting he was wrong? I can’t. Not before he lost his mind, and certainly not after. The arrogance is too great. No, I think they will need to continue on this path regardless of the damage done, because to do anything else is an admission they were wrong.

    Not just about the vaccine mandates, but about their approach to COVID, the border, energy policy, education, foreign policy, domestic policy . . . the list is nearly endless.

    They will not stop because they cannot stop.

    Why would Biden or any of the rest of them stop?

    In their minds, the plan is being carried out perfectly.

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  7. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. Stephens
    @BryanGStephens

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    In thinking about the huge numbers of people in critical jobs now fired for refusing to comply with vaccine mandates . . . I keep thinking that the only way to reverse this trend is for the administration to admit they were wrong.

    Can you imagine Joe Biden admitting he was wrong? I can’t. Not before he lost his mind, and certainly not after. The arrogance is too great. No, I think they will need to continue on this path regardless of the damage done, because to do anything else is an admission they were wrong.

    Not just about the vaccine mandates, but about their approach to COVID, the border, energy policy, education, foreign policy, domestic policy . . . the list is nearly endless.

    They will not stop because they cannot stop.

    No they won’t stop. It is too late.

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  8. Randy Webster Member
    Randy Webster
    @RandyWebster

    Susan Quinn: They’ve had enough and may just join the ranks of those who have quit looking for jobs. And their employers may shrug their shoulders and join them.

    Move over, John Galt.

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  9. Rodin Member
    Rodin
    @Rodin

    Let’s go, Brandon!

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  10. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn
    @SusanQuinn

    Rodin (View Comment):

    Let’s go, Brandon!

    Now my day is complete! Thanks, @rodin!

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  11. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn
    @SusanQuinn

    How could I leave out Afghanistan? I can’t bear to think of how many lives have already been lost and how many more will be lost because they couldn’t admit they screwed up. Heaven help us.

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  12. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    How could I leave out Afghanistan? I can’t bear to think of how many lives have already been lost and how many more will be lost because they couldn’t admit they screwed up. Heaven help us.

    And it’s worse than they can’t admit they screwed up. They keep saying that the pullout was a success.

    It’s like they’re daring us to respond.

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  13. CACrabtree Coolidge
    CACrabtree
    @CACrabtree

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    In thinking about the huge numbers of people in critical jobs now fired for refusing to comply with vaccine mandates . . . I keep thinking that the only way to reverse this trend is for the administration to admit they were wrong.

    Can you imagine Joe Biden admitting he was wrong? I can’t. Not before he lost his mind, and certainly not after. The arrogance is too great. No, I think they will need to continue on this path regardless of the damage done, because to do anything else is an admission they were wrong.

    Not just about the vaccine mandates, but about their approach to COVID, the border, energy policy, education, foreign policy, domestic policy . . . the list is nearly endless.

    They will not stop because they cannot stop.

    I was reading about the October Revolution in Russia and came across a headline from the New York Times: “Extremists’ Rise to Power in Russia” – “From Outset of Revolution They Have Thwarted Efforts of Moderate Governments”.

    No, I’m not necessarily comparing the Biden Administration to the Reds but when I see the chaos that the Biden and his buddies are trying to stir up, I have to wonder.

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  14. GlenEisenhardt Coolidge
    GlenEisenhardt
    @GlenEisenhardt

    I think the good news is the federal government and the phony elites who run it along with our major institutions are so incompetent that they can’t destroy the entire body of this great country. They can create a lot of problems and ruin, but it won’t be total and irreversible. 50% of the problem is we have no real opposition party. The GOP has been along for the ride most of the time. I think with this new primary season with some of these new people running in primaries for governorships and congressional seats we can do a lot. We need just a handful of really tough leaders at the state and federal level to drive the example and push the party along with them. The good news about all this disaster and failure is the Democrats are going to eat it hard for probably longer than they did post-Obamacare and Obama. And it puts a total stake in the heart that the careerist losers in Washington like half a century of doing nothing Sleepy Joe really have no competence, specialized skills or knowledge, and are the major part of the problem.

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  15. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn
    @SusanQuinn

    GlenEisenhardt (View Comment):

    I think the good news is the federal government and the phony elites who run it along with our major institutions are so incompetent that they can’t destroy the entire body of this great country. They can create a lot of problems and ruin, but it won’t be total and irreversible. 50% of the problem is we have no real opposition party. The GOP has been along for the ride most of the time. I think with this new primary season with some of these new people running in primaries for governorships and congressional seats we can do a lot. We need just a handful of really tough leaders at the state and federal level to drive the example and push the party along with them. The good news about all this disaster and failure is the Democrats are going to eat it hard for probably longer than they did post-Obamacare and Obama. And it puts a total stake in the heart that the careerist losers in Washington like half a century of doing nothing Sleepy Joe really have no competence, specialized skills or knowledge, and are the major part of the problem.

    Thoughtful points, @gleneisenhardt. I don’t know, however, if there’s any way to uproot the bureaucrats; their roots go deep.

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  16. Gazpacho Grande' Coolidge
    Gazpacho Grande'
    @ChrisCampion

    The gov’t has both the carrots and the sticks.  It has a virtual unlimited supply of money to provide in either form to corporations, who will line up for the carrots and cringe at the sticks.

    I think it’s worth the trade off for them.  They get a more compliant workforce, the ones who won’t stand for it will leave, look elsewhere, and would be less likely to be promoted, over time, into leadership positions where they could start to change things.  Marginalized.

    It’s funny, I can’t recall a mandate for flu shots or proof that I’m clear of meningitis.  The flu kills hundreds of thousands per year.  Why weren’t our corporations distancing us socially then, mandating we wear masks?  Were they actively trying to kill us?

    No.  The answer is money.  That’s why.

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  17. HeavyWater Coolidge
    HeavyWater
    @HeavyWater

    Word on the street is that the Donks are going to get clobbered in the 2022 mid-term elections.  Joe Biden had hopes he would be the next FDR.  But he’s already looking like Jimmy Carter.  Hostages in the middle east.  Inflation.  All we need is for Biden to tell the press that he was attacked by a killer rabbit.

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  18. I Walton Member
    I Walton
    @IWalton

    They won’t stop and they will not allow an honest election.  There was enough fraud to steal the election when we held the White House, so there is little chance that we can turn these guys over.   Let’s be clear, the Chinese win and while they will rot as they always do but not before the US as we knew it is over.   So what can we do?   States that remain free with borders have to close them. Free states without borders have to help.  The national guards of free states need to be called up by the states and used to help border states.  Free border states need to continue building their wall. After it becomes clear that free elections won’t happen,  cooperating states need to force Federal income taxes to be paid through them and the costs deducted.   This sounds crazy but it is as crazy as allowing marxists to take over the country?

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  19. Spin Coolidge
    Spin
    @Spin

    Susan Quinn: We have to wonder if Joe Biden and his cronies are looking around and noticing the disruption and dissatisfaction.

    Joe Biden is looking around and wondering who moved the Geritol.  

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  20. Old Bathos Moderator
    Old Bathos
    @OldBathos

    The problem with the notion that truth is what power says it is is that when people with that notion get power they forget that reality does not read the NYT or watch MSNBC.  We are currently ruled by people who think that it’s narrative über alles and their methodology is to draft us into their war against reality and label us as traitors merely for suggesting the emperor get a new tailor. 

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  21. Spin Coolidge
    Spin
    @Spin

    “It may easily be foreseen that almost all the able and ambitious men in a democratic country will labor constantly to increase the scope of social power, for they all hope sooner or later to control it themselves. It is a waste of time to demonstrate to such men that extreme centralization may be harmful to the state, for they are centralizing for their own interests.” – de Tocqueville

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  22. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patriot) Member
    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patriot)
    @ArizonaPatriot

    GlenEisenhardt (View Comment):

    I think the good news is the federal government and the phony elites who run it along with our major institutions are so incompetent that they can’t destroy the entire body of this great country. They can create a lot of problems and ruin, but it won’t be total and irreversible. 50% of the problem is we have no real opposition party. The GOP has been along for the ride most of the time. I think with this new primary season with some of these new people running in primaries for governorships and congressional seats we can do a lot. We need just a handful of really tough leaders at the state and federal level to drive the example and push the party along with them. The good news about all this disaster and failure is the Democrats are going to eat it hard for probably longer than they did post-Obamacare and Obama. And it puts a total stake in the heart that the careerist losers in Washington like half a century of doing nothing Sleepy Joe really have no competence, specialized skills or knowledge, and are the major part of the problem.

    I worry that the problem is upstream of politics, and upstream of culture, in the decline of our traditional religious faith.

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  23. HeavyWater Coolidge
    HeavyWater
    @HeavyWater

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    GlenEisenhardt (View Comment):

    I think the good news is the federal government and the phony elites who run it along with our major institutions are so incompetent that they can’t destroy the entire body of this great country. They can create a lot of problems and ruin, but it won’t be total and irreversible. 50% of the problem is we have no real opposition party. The GOP has been along for the ride most of the time. I think with this new primary season with some of these new people running in primaries for governorships and congressional seats we can do a lot. We need just a handful of really tough leaders at the state and federal level to drive the example and push the party along with them. The good news about all this disaster and failure is the Democrats are going to eat it hard for probably longer than they did post-Obamacare and Obama. And it puts a total stake in the heart that the careerist losers in Washington like half a century of doing nothing Sleepy Joe really have no competence, specialized skills or knowledge, and are the major part of the problem.

    I worry that the problem is upstream of politics, and upstream of culture, in the decline of our traditional religious faith.

    Traditional religious faith is booming in other parts of the world.  It’s very likely that in a few years many Americans who subscribe to traditional religious faith will move to places in the world where their beliefs are more mainstream and not “counter-culture.”

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  24. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
    @Percival

    HeavyWater (View Comment):

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    GlenEisenhardt (View Comment):

    I think the good news is the federal government and the phony elites who run it along with our major institutions are so incompetent that they can’t destroy the entire body of this great country. They can create a lot of problems and ruin, but it won’t be total and irreversible. 50% of the problem is we have no real opposition party. The GOP has been along for the ride most of the time. I think with this new primary season with some of these new people running in primaries for governorships and congressional seats we can do a lot. We need just a handful of really tough leaders at the state and federal level to drive the example and push the party along with them. The good news about all this disaster and failure is the Democrats are going to eat it hard for probably longer than they did post-Obamacare and Obama. And it puts a total stake in the heart that the careerist losers in Washington like half a century of doing nothing Sleepy Joe really have no competence, specialized skills or knowledge, and are the major part of the problem.

    I worry that the problem is upstream of politics, and upstream of culture, in the decline of our traditional religious faith.

    Traditional religious faith is booming in other parts of the world. It’s very likely that in a few years many Americans who subscribe to traditional religious faith will move to places in the world where their beliefs are more mainstream and not “counter-culture.”

    Nope.

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  25. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill
    @CarolJoy

    This is an archived mirror of the spooky predictions of Deagle.com

    When I first went to Deagle.com, to look up these statistics, several years  ago  I could only think, “What does this mean?”

    After listening to the last four or five interviews with Stew Peters of redvoicemedia.com, I think I know. The graphic I end my comment with will clarify my meaning better than words.

    https://astediscovery.com/COVID/DEPOPULATION.htm?fbclid=IwAR24sJS6hTfoCL-aBY_EbbdhIrChHXSG-56QQYjTTMOKFt_0oEb_edRn4wg

     

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  26. Rodin Member
    Rodin
    @Rodin

    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill (View Comment):

    This is an archived mirror of the spooky predictions of Deagle.com

    When I first went to Deagle.com, to look up these statistics, several years ago I could only think, “What does this mean?”

    After listening to the last four or five interviews with Stew Peters of redvoicemedia.com, I think I know. The graphic I end my comment with will clarify my meaning better than words.

    https://astediscovery.com/COVID/DEPOPULATION.htm?fbclid=IwAR24sJS6hTfoCL-aBY_EbbdhIrChHXSG-56QQYjTTMOKFt_0oEb_edRn4wg

     

    It’s boiling frogs all the way down. 

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