The Processes and Lingual Tells of the Coming Tyranny

 

“At present, a person’s fully vaccinated status cannot expire and is unrelated to boosters.”

This last week it was the airlines. Today’s headlines point towards a spread to the aerospace unions:

Boeing employees in Seattle organize group ‘sickout Fridays’ in protest over COVID-19 vaccine mandate

https://twitter.com/i/status/1449106483619135488

[H/T: OffThePress.com]

Time will tell if there is more to this than just smoke. For what it is worth, I suspect it is going to take a lot of smoke, if not some fire, to get the “progressives” to turn back now that they are so close to their totalitarian prize.

To recap, an Executive Order mandates sweeping changes to all current and future contracts for those who do any business at all with the American National Government. Contractors must comply (i.e. force their employees to get the vaccine) in order to continue to be contactors. In contrast to the snail-like pace of the regulatory bodies, all contracting agencies jump into action and have contract modifications out for signature in a flash.

For some this is a no-brainer, their only customer is the USG. For others, this may be only a percentage of their bottom line but the threat (i.e., to future bail-outs, etc.) is not hidden at all. Most contractors make the reflexive move to comply…it is business you know. And compliance means not only the contractor to the USG but all of the subcontractors to the contractor to the USG must be in compliance also. And, barring any real pushback by We the People, all will be complete — the voluntary compliance by entire industries — in less than three months from the release of the EO. No checks, no balances.

(SIDE NOTE: It was also interesting to watch as contractors in Texas appeared to NOT take the lifeline extended by the Governor to at least give the appearance of pushing back for their employees. I suspect they take the implied threat — or stated threat behind closed doors — to not make waves seriously. The Governor will likely lose — seeing as Texas has already been informed by SCOTUS that they do not have standing in this Republic — so why would anyone on a corporate executive leadership team risk their phony-baloney jobs on such a ploy for liberty. But, I digress.)

So, in summary: Entire industries will be contractually obligated to ensure that their entire workforce and the entire workforce of everyone they subcontract to is fully compliant with whatever the President says is the current “fully vaccinated status” for COVID-19 as determined and adjusted frequently by the demonstrably un-scientific CDC, the puppet master whispering in his ear, or the free-floating, full-torso, vaporous apparition that comes out of his coloring book just after his afternoon nap every day.

Worse, this three-month trial run just showed how easy this really is for the President of the United States to take actual or functional control of entire industries and a major portion of all domestic industry with nothing less than a four-page executive order, a token “opposition” party, and a reliably incurious press. If allowed to stand, this EO and the path it has generated for future EOs will prove to be irreversible as well as insidiously infectious for the implementation of the entire progressive agenda…and more.

Have a good day, comrades.

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  1. Seawriter Contributor
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    I am told I have to be vaccinated to continue to work at NASA. I plan to refuse to reveal my vaccine status and let them fire me.

    I already have another job lined up, so it is not as if it is a real sacrifice.

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  2. The Reticulator Member
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    It would be better if our government put more emphasis on stopping the spread of covid than on exacting obedience from unruly subjects.  If those public health people in government would keep up with the science and weren’t so stuck in the past, they would realize that vaccines aren’t currently a good way to accomplish the public health objective. 

    I’m pro-vaccine, but Delta has shown they aren’t a very good public health tool compared to other means that are available.  

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  3. Western Chauvinist Member
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    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    It would be better if our government put more emphasis on stopping the spread of covid than on exacting obedience from unruly subjects. If those public health people in government would keep up with the science and weren’t so stuck in the past, they would realize that vaccines aren’t currently a good way to accomplish the public health objective.

    I’m pro-vaccine, but Delta has shown they aren’t a very good public health tool compared to other means that are available.

    I don’t want the government “stopping the spread.” That’s an invitation to act like the Australian government. I want them to stop blocking treatments! Ivermectin, HCQ (+zinc, +Azith), monoclonal antibodies (in TX and FL). . . Bastards are reducing survivability and making hospitalizations more likely. 

    We’re all gonna get this thing. Treat it.

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  4. Bob Thompson Member
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    philo: American National Government

    I am in my eighties and I have never before seen these words used to describe what I think they might be meant to describe. Can you clue me where they have been used before or did you make them up?

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  5. Dbroussa Coolidge
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    Let’s go Brandon

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  6. philo Member
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    Seawriter (View Comment):

    I am told I have to be vaccinated to continue to work at NASA. I plan to refuse to reveal my vaccine status and let them fire me.

    Good for you. I fall into the 45-55 year old group where there could be significant pension impacts regarding the terms of the “let them fire me” approach. I gets complicated…

    I already have another job lined up, so it is not as if it is a real sacrifice.

    Enjoy the perception of freedom while it lasts. The flow down requirements will likely catch-up to you eventually.

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  7. philo Member
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    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    philo: American National Government

    I am in my eighties and I have never before seen these words used to describe what I think they might be meant to describe. Can you clue me where they have been used before or did you make them up?

    I read a lot and attempt proper attribution whenever I can. I certainly will not claim that as an original but could not tell you where I may have come across it. Here it just popped into my head as a way to reinforce the fact that we no longer have a Federal government in any way, shape, or form. And way too many seem to be just fine with it.

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  8. The Reticulator Member
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    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    It would be better if our government put more emphasis on stopping the spread of covid than on exacting obedience from unruly subjects. If those public health people in government would keep up with the science and weren’t so stuck in the past, they would realize that vaccines aren’t currently a good way to accomplish the public health objective.

    I’m pro-vaccine, but Delta has shown they aren’t a very good public health tool compared to other means that are available.

    I don’t want the government “stopping the spread.” That’s an invitation to act like the Australian government. I want them to stop blocking treatments! Ivermectin, HCQ (+zinc, +Azith), monoclonal antibodies (in TX and FL). . . Bastards are reducing survivability and making hospitalizations more likely.

    We’re all gonna get this thing. Treat it.

    I disagree strongly.  In this and in many diseases, prevention is far better than cure for people like myself.  You don’t have to be like the Australian government, invitation or no. 

    We’re all going to get immunity, and I prefer to get mine through vaccination. So do many other people.  But most people understand that based on their experience and knowledge of other diseases, so there is no real danger of your preferred policy being adopted. 

    As to treatment, harmless treatments should not be blocked, even those like HCQ that don’t work, zinc or no zinc.  I learned a couple of days ago in one of Vincent Racinello’s classes, just why HCQ doesn’t work in humans.   (I probably wouldn’t have understood as much of this as I did without watching all that led up to it. This was the 5th two-hour session, and in this one I was starting to get answers wrong on the quizzes. I’ll probably re-watch the whole thing.)

     

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  9. philo Member
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    DISCUSSION SCENARIO #1

    March 11, 2022 – Based on projections of a possible spike in cases here in the U.S. of a new variant in the coming months, the CDC now recommends a second full round of vaccinations for all Americans. While no cases yet have been detected within the U.S., President Biden wants to get ahead of it and has issued a new EO that revises the terms for being considered “fully vaccinated” to include this second vaccination. All USG contractors have 30 days to comply.

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  10. Bob Thompson Member
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    Lingual tells mean little as this government will reverse positions completely with no qualms if it serves political ends. We have seen this repeatedly.

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  11. Seawriter Contributor
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    philo (View Comment):

    Seawriter (View Comment):

    I already have another job lined up, so it is not as if it is a real sacrifice.

    Enjoy the perception of freedom while it lasts. The flow down requirements will likely catch-up to you eventually.

    Nah. Several of my employers are overseas. They don’t care. Moreover, I do a lot of pure contract work on a one-to-one basis. Plus, my investments are such that I really don’t need much income  outside them to make ends meet.  Virtually all the salary from the NASA job is reinvested, because I don’t live off of it. In Dilbert terms, I’ve become Wally.

    I suspect there are a lot more around like me than the Administration believes and we can effectively go on strike until the madness passes. I also suspect that these people add more to productivity than is realized. Why else work when you do not need to other than you enjoy making things and being useful? 

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  12. philo Member
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    Seawriter (View Comment):

    philo (View Comment):

    Seawriter (View Comment):

    I already have another job lined up, so it is not as if it is a real sacrifice.

    Enjoy the perception of freedom while it lasts. The flow down requirements will likely catch-up to you eventually.

    Nah. Several of my employers are overseas. They don’t care. Moreover, I do a lot of pure contract work on a one-to-one basis. Plus, my investments are such that I really don’t need much income outside them to make ends meet. Virtually all the salary from the NASA job is reinvested, because I don’t live off of it. In Dilbert terms, I’ve become Wally.

    I suspect there are a lot more around like me than the Administration believes and we can effectively go on strike until the madness passes. I also suspect that these people add more to productivity than is realized. Why else work when you do not need to other than you enjoy making things and being useful?

    I am green with envy.

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  13. Seawriter Contributor
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    philo (View Comment):

    Seawriter (View Comment):

    philo (View Comment):

    Seawriter (View Comment):

    I already have another job lined up, so it is not as if it is a real sacrifice.

    Enjoy the perception of freedom while it lasts. The flow down requirements will likely catch-up to you eventually.

    Nah. Several of my employers are overseas. They don’t care. Moreover, I do a lot of pure contract work on a one-to-one basis. Plus, my investments are such that I really don’t need much income outside them to make ends meet. Virtually all the salary from the NASA job is reinvested, because I don’t live off of it. In Dilbert terms, I’ve become Wally.

    I suspect there are a lot more around like me than the Administration believes and we can effectively go on strike until the madness passes. I also suspect that these people add more to productivity than is realized. Why else work when you do not need to other than you enjoy making things and being useful?

    I am green with envy.

    Give it ten years. In my forties I was in your position. It wasn’t until I hit 55 that things started really improving. Mind, that was the result of a project I started when I got laid-off in my mid-40s to ensure I would never be vulnerable to layoff in the future. It involved developing several side gigs and working towards making myself employable as a contractor.

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  14. philo Member
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    Have I used the word insidious yet? How about evil?

    New Orders: Take the Jab, or the Navy Will Ruin You.

    The Pentagon, on the orders of the Commander in Chief, has now threatened Navy service members with discharge and what would be a life- crushing monetary penalty. Under “Disposition of Authority” section 7a and b.

    The CCDA may seek recoupment of applicable bonuses, special and incentive pays, and the cost of training, and education for services members refusing the vaccine.

    …a substantial number of active duty SEALs with years of combat deployments…are now faced with the prospect of either getting jabbed with a COVID vaccine, or being involuntarily discharged and handed a bill for over a million dollars.

    The drive to their coveted totalitarian endgame is on.  As has been said before: you can’t stop what’s coming.

     

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  15. Bob Thompson Member
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    philo (View Comment):

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    philo: American National Government

    I am in my eighties and I have never before seen these words used to describe what I think they might be meant to describe. Can you clue me where they have been used before or did you make them up?

    I read a lot and attempt proper attribution whenever I can. I certainly will not claim that as an original but could not tell you where I may have come across it. Here it just popped into my head as a way to reinforce the fact that we no longer have a Federal government in any way, shape, or form. And way too many seem to be just fine with it.

    Fits right into the Progressive playbook and is more fitting every day. 

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  16. Bob Thompson Member
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    Seawriter (View Comment):

    Give it ten years. In my forties I was in your position. It wasn’t until I hit 55 that things started really improving. Mind, that was the result of a project I started when I got laid-off in my mid-40s to ensure I would never be vulnerable to layoff in the future. It involved developing several side gigs and working towards making myself employable as a contractor.

    I have been pushing the concept of multiple skill sets and income sources on my children and I see it taking hold in my grandchildren as well.

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  17. Western Chauvinist Member
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    Why isn’t a federal vaccine mandate raaaaaacist?? Blacks are disproportionally employed in government and are disproportionally reluctant to be vaccinated. These mandates are targeted at black people. They’ll either be forced to take the vaccine or lose their jobs. 

    Also, what if you’ve had the WuFlu already and have better immunity than the vaccine provides?  Why should you have to take the vaccine?

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  18. Western Chauvinist Member
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    The Reticulator (View Comment):
    I disagree strongly.  In this and in many diseases, prevention is far better than cure for people like myself.  You don’t have to be like the Australian government, invitation or no. 

    I’m vaccinated. I’m not opposed to vaccinations. I simply don’t believe in giving government any more power than is absolutely necessary. And why do you think government would have any particular competence in stopping the spread? Especially without onerous lockdowns like in Australia? 

    This things spreads at least as efficiently as a cold, although it’s much more dangerous for some people. People who are vulnerable should take the responsibility of protecting themselves

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  19. Randy Webster Member
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    philo (View Comment):

    Seawriter (View Comment):

    I am told I have to be vaccinated to continue to work at NASA. I plan to refuse to reveal my vaccine status and let them fire me.

    Good for you. I fall into the 45-55 year old group where there could be significant pension impacts regarding the terms of the “let them fire me” approach. I gets complicated…

    I already have another job lined up, so it is not as if it is a real sacrifice.

    Enjoy the perception of freedom while it lasts. The flow down requirements will likely catch-up to you eventually.

    The company I work for has over 100 employees, but would still be considered a small company.  I’m the most experienced estimator, but I’m 70, and my bosses and I are trying to work out a way for me to retire without wreaking havoc on the estimating department.  A vaccine mandate would make the decision easy.

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  20. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
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    Quite interesting with regards to your thesis that the Totalitarians will not turn back no matter what the citizens do with regards to quitting jobs, taking leaves of absence, organizing sick in’s etc, is how Deputy Secretary of the US Treasury Wally Yademo mentioned the president is fully aware that the only way the container ship log jam can be solved is if every American gets vaccinated. (Oct 14th 2021 interview with ABC reporter.)

    Because a needle in my arm and yours can totally do so much!

    I have heard if you allow yourself to be injected by leprechauns, you will help undo the reality that plagues our nation. (And I don’t mean the plague of COVID.) Now that our fuel must be imported, per Biden halting fracking, now that the many foreign companies that invested in the USA  during the Trump era and had built factories here for Americans to not only work in but produce needed goods have been shut down, the USA is again  a nation that imports.

    But a simple jab will undo all that!

    Coming soon: Biden indicates if you stand on your head and spit nickels several hours each day, the activity will entitle your household to its own solar powered jet fighter. (A hidden part of The American Rescue Plan.)

     

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  21. philo Member
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    Randy Webster (View Comment): …trying to work out a way for me to retire without wreaking havoc on the estimating department.

    The experience, expertise, and tribal knowledge that is going to walk out the door of “departments” all over this country in the next six weeks will be incalculable.

    For what it’s worth, many such “departments” had already been hollowed out to near uselessness over the last decade and only continue to function today because of the 58 year old former manager who, while being the only reservoir of actual knowledge in the organization, has been pushed aside to make room for a succession of diversity candidates to pass through to check the manager box on their way up the ladder. The future’s so bright…

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  22. philo Member
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    NOTICE: This Member post has been promoted to the Main Feed. Content may have been edited / corrected from the original without attribution by Ricochet.

    (Somewhere along the line it seems we – or I – stopped getting notifications about promotions. For what it’s worth, that is/was an important feature to at least one of us.)

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  23. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patriot) Member
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    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    Why isn’t a federal vaccine mandate raaaaaacist?? Blacks are disproportionally employed in government and are disproportionally reluctant to be vaccinated. These mandates are targeted at black people. They’ll either be forced to take the vaccine or lose their jobs.

    Also, what if you’ve had the WuFlu already and have better immunity than the vaccine provides? Why should you have to take the vaccine?

    WC, on the first point, I don’t think that it’s a good idea to accept a stupid argument made by our political opponents, just because it may be expedient to your position on an unrelated issue at present.

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  24. Randy Webster Member
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    philo (View Comment):
    The experience, expertise, and tribal knowledge that is going to walk out the door of “departments” all over this country in the next six weeks will be incalculable.

    Lol.  I used the term “department” advisedly.  There are four estimators in the company.

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  25. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
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    No words needed:

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  26. Skyler Coolidge
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    As far as I can tell, the executive order hasn’t even been issued and companies are rushing to “comply.”

    This is much like the “Dear Colleague” letter used to intimidate colleges into setting up their sex crime kangaroo courts.

    It’s shocking how easy it has become to control the people of this nation.   We are done.  This won’t end well.

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  27. Skyler Coolidge
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    This vaccine may very well be the catalyst that will tear us apart and end our Constitution.

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  28. I Walton Member
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    But most folks still think there will be an honest election and we have to just watch it all end?

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  29. Unsk Member
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    Philo:

    “The experience, expertise, and tribal knowledge that is going to walk out the door of “departments” all over this country in the next six weeks will be incalculable.

    For what it’s worth, many such “departments” had already been hollowed out to near uselessness over the last decade and only continue to function today because of the 58 year old former manager who, while being the only reservoir of actual knowledge in the organization, has been pushed aside to make room for a succession of diversity candidates to pass through to check the manager box on their way up the ladder. The future’s so bright…”

    The stupidity of those on the Left is almost a bottomless pit.  Your point is most apt. However, there are some Economists like Charles Hughes Smith that have noted that many of the most knowledgeable workers nearing retirement have for similar reasons chosen to retire already during the pandemic.  That being said this new move I think only greatly accelerates that trend which could be the nail in the coffin of the economy.  This is just going to kill more businesses, put millions more out of work  and given the Progressive structure already deeply embedded in the economy to derail new businesses, the long term term effect could be really bad. 

    I really don’t fear the loss of government contractors, at least in the short term.  Yes, it is a blow to the economy, but are they really that essential to the economy? Here in California, most government agencies “serving” the people have been effectively shut down since the Lockdowns began and things have continued on almost like nothing happened because for most people those agencies don’t provided essential services in the first place. Yes, of course if you are wondering most of those guvmint  workers are still getting paid. 

    That being said as I work in Construction, building permits and inspections have almost ground to a halt, but construction somehow has continued. 

    But what I do worry about most of all are the essential workers like those who are in the energy particularly gasoline supply chain and those in the food supply chain.  Disruptions in those supply chains could be an absolute disaster that tears this country apart. Also I am a thinking that the medical field is going to be devastated with medical care   particularly at the hospital level really hurt.  Health care professionals I know think that the new “vaccines” have deeply compromised the immune system of a wide swath of the population  so that the coming flu season that is just about to start  is going to devastate many more than normal. Best you hope you don’t need to go to a hospital any time  soon. 

     

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  30. I Walton Member
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    That’s just the way business is, and few risk bankruptcy or even a slight drift in the wrong direction if a central government threatens.  That’s why central governments don’t go away and why the US was so unique for most of it’s history.  Can we get back in the right direction?  Not likely as the Feds already are in control and while they’ll be more corrupt, inept and inefficient than most central governments in history, it will settle down, and given our size, once China also corrupts and loses it’s grip on us, we’ll settle down to being a top down, corrupt, tyranny but still better and richer than most, just a lot poorer and inept than when we were a bottom up republic.   

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