Restricting Freedom Didn’t Defeat Covid
The following article from Law and Liberty discusses the despotism and lawlessness that followed the announcement of Covid, while attempting to defeat an invisible enemy. I am adding a few words here because I don’t think the article speaks enough about the masses of compliant cowards and the level of ignorance in our countrymen and women, I believe many feel the same way. Obviously restricting freedom didn’t defeat Covid, but it managed to defeat Liberty and Our States, it proved how few will stand for freedom. Think about this, if you became sick, health insurance was needed however many lost their jobs or businesses while getting sick and their health insurance also. How dare a Governor a lawmaker, or local health department demand taxes from you at gunpoint, to assure their own paychecks, while simultaneously destroying your livelihood! The complete insanity and lock step compliance of sheeple to the the petty Tyrants orders of nonsense and destruction, was shameful at best. All the “many” had to do was grow a spine and say “no” to the Terrorists. Unfortunately, the majority of businesses and individuals cowered in fear from Tyrants and complied afraid of punishment, “home of the brave” has become “home of the slave”. When the majority complies with unlawful orders and seeks handouts from the public treasury, this experiment in Democracy has proven to be a failure. Democracy is a failure at conception, when the majority choose to side with baseless laws and are too ignorant to understand their own Powers we once had in a Republic. Did we even ever deserve a Constitutional Republic or are were we just so spoiled and entitled, that we just threw it away? Has it not been proven the masses are too ignorant, too scared to keep it or defend it. A complete shut down of our Country over a common cold with a 99.9% survival rate, I can only shake my head in despair for the Country that I love.
July 4th is just around the corner. I will observe how many MEN and WOMEN died for our FREEDOM! I will also recognize it’s not in celebration but a Memorial in sorrow of how my Countrymen disregarded the struggle for Freedom and Independence, their sacrifice and would not stand. Our Country has traded Freedom and Liberty for the promises of Safety and Security and obeyed Commands from LYING, CONSTITUTION MOLESTING, EVIL POLITICIANS. THESE TERRORISTS FREELY OPERATING IN OFFICES DESERVE NOTHING MORE THAN A TRIAL, A JURY AND A VERDICT WITH A PENALTY FOR, TREASON.
A proper Republic is restrained from these oversteps of government, any kneejerk reactions like we have experienced. A republic is immune of the overreaction of fear porn that was sold to us by the lying news and lying politicians. When we as a society choose fear over courage, we lose and we lost big. I believe the majority has proven themselves not deserving of freedom It proves we have a Democracy ruled by the fearful mob. Hundreds of millions long for mindless Serfdom and a dole. The Majority are acting under the guise of some new religion of health, only put their neighbors in chains and poverty and make them sick with experimental poison called, (vaccine). The experiment to comply with lawless politicians and their belief that they knew what was best for us completely failed. Yet still business owners are now enforcers for powers of the State and people comply with a schedule to “end of the virus”, an actual date they are telling you when restrictions can end, like announcing to the enemy our exact date of troop withdrawal. The masses are obeying until the actual magic date of June 2 or June 6 or whatever your States magical number is, when Covid officially disappears. The general public bows to their new religion of health and safety. People that read this brief post in opposition to Freedom. I say, I will never comply with Tyrants, even if 97% of every person that inhabits this United States chooses to do so. For the record I have never consented to a Democracy like so many have. I believe in a Constitutional Republic and By God’s hand it was founded and I believe the majority of the readers here do also.
I am emphatically grateful to America for what it once was. I am Grateful to the founders Militia, the Men and Women that served in Uniform and out of Uniform to defend Freedom, the Republic and our Constitution. The opportunities I have experienced here were not available anywhere else on earth. My Country provided opportunity to worship freely, this helped me be led to Christ and I will be eternally grateful to my homeland for this and the men and women that sacrificed their lives and fortunes for us.
I, Paul Kras will LIVE and I will DIE a FREE MAN and DEFY TYRANTS WITHOUT FEAR!
“Let’s travel back in time to March of 2020, when predictions of mass death related to the new coronavirus started to gain currency. One study, conducted by Imperial College’s Neil Ferguson, indicated that U.S. deaths alone would exceed 2 million.
The above number is often used, even by conservatives and libertarians, as justification for the initial lockdowns. “We knew so little” is the excuse, and with so many deaths expected, can anyone blame local, state, and national politicians for panicking? The answer is a resounding yes.
To see why, imagine if Ferguson had predicted 30 million American deaths. Imagine the fear among the American people then—which is precisely the point: The more threatening a virus is presumed to be, the more superfluous government force is. Really, who needs to be told to be careful if a failure to take precautions could reasonably result in death?
Death predictions aside, the other justification bruited in March of 2020 was that brief lockdowns (two weeks was the number often thrown around) would flatten the hospitalization curve. In this case, the taking of freedom allegedly made sense as a way of protecting hospitals from a massive inflow of sick patients that they wouldn’t have been able to handle, and that would have resulted in a public health catastrophe.
Such a view similarly vandalizes reason. Think about it. Who needs to be forced to avoid behavior that might result in hospitalization? Better yet, who needs to be forced to avoid behavior that might result in hospitalization at a time when doctors and hospitals would be so short-staffed as to not be able to take care of admitted patients? Translated for those who need it, the dire predictions made over a year ago about the corona-horrors that awaited us don’t justify the lockdowns; rather they should remind the mildly sentient among us of how cruel and pointless they were. The common sense that we are to varying degrees born with, along with our genetic predisposition to survive, dictates that a fear of hospitalization or death would have caused Americans to take virus-avoidance precautions that would have well exceeded any rules foisted on them by politicians.
To which some will reply with something along the lines of “Not everyone has common sense. In truth, there are lots of dumb, low-information types out there who would have disregarded all the warnings. Lockdowns weren’t necessary for the wise among us; rather they were essential precisely because there are so many who aren’t wise.” Actually, such a response is the best argument of all against lockdowns.
Indeed, it cannot be stressed enough that “low information” types are the most crucial people of all during periods of uncertainty. Precisely because they’ll be unaware of, misunderstand, or reject the warnings of the experts, their actions will produce essential information that the rule-followers never could. In not doing what the allegedly wise among us will, low information citizens will, by their contrarian actions, teach us what behavior is most associated with avoidance of sickness and death, and more important, what behavior is associated with it.
One-size-fits-all decrees from politicians don’t enhance health outcomes as much as they blind us to the actions (or lack thereof) that would protect us the most—or not. Freedom on its own is a virtue, and it produces crucial information.
But wait, some will say, “how elitist to let some people act as Guinea Pigs for the rest of us.” Such a statement is naïve. Heroin and cocaine are illegal, but people still use both. Thank goodness they do. How could we know what threatens us, and what doesn’t, without the rebellious?
Still, there’s the question of “elitism.” The lockdowns were the cruelest form of elitism, by far. The implication of the lockdowns was that those who had the temerity to have jobs that were destinations—like restaurants and shops—would have to lose them. The lockdowns destroyed tens of millions of destination jobs, destroyed or severely impaired millions of businesses, not to mention the hundreds of millions around the world who were rushed into starvation, poverty, or both as a consequence of nail-biting politicians in countries like the U.S. that chose to take a break from reality. Talk about elitist actions. The very idea of wrecking the economy as a virus-mitigation strategy will go down in history as one of the most abjectly stupid policy responses the world has ever endured.
That’s the case because economic growth is easily the biggest enemy death and disease have ever known, while poverty is easily the biggest killer. Economic growth produces the resources necessary so that doctors and scientists can come up with answers to what needlessly sickens us, or shortens our lives altogether.
In the 19th century, a broken femur brought with it a 1 out of 3 chance of death, while those lucky enough to survive the break had only one option: amputation. A child born in the 19th century had as good a chance of dying as living. A broken hip was a death sentence, cancer most certainly was, but most didn’t die of cancer because tuberculosis and pneumonia got them first.
So what happened? Why don’t we get sick or die as easily as we used to? The answer is economic growth. Business titans like Johns Hopkins and John D. Rockefeller created enormous wealth, only to direct a lot of it toward medical science. What used to kill us became yesterday’s news.
Even though freedom is its own wondrous virtue, even though freedom produces essential information that protects us, and even though free people produce the resources without which diseases kill with sickening rapidity, panicky politicians erased it in 2020 on the supposition that personal and economic desperation was the best solution for a spreading virus. Historians will marvel at the abject stupidity of the political class in 2020.