The last 12 months has proven one thing conclusively. If hostile aliens ever invade Earth, it will be “Mars Attacks!” and not “Independence Day.” The fate of the world will depend on an elderly grandmother playing a 1920’s Broadway musical song rather than a globally coordinated strategy and effort.
I suggest that you repeat after me. “I am responsible for my personal health and safety, the health and safety of my family, and the health and safety of my nation.”
However, government wants as much control as possible over our lives because control equals power. The best way to achieve that objective of control is to make people dependent on the government.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan was an American politician, sociologist, and diplomat. In 1965 he made a comprehensive study on the black American family. Moynihan highlighted the rising fraction of black children growing up in households headed by unmarried mothers. At that time, roughly 25 percent of black children lived in families headed by an unmarried mother. Moynihan was called a racist for his data, although no one actually refuted his statistics.
By 1992 that percentage had reversed, with only 25 percent of black children living in traditional nuclear families with both a mother and father. From 25 percent of black children living with only their mother in 1965, now 65 percent of all black children live with a single mother.
There is no question that a child raised in a single parent household, regardless of race or wealth, suffers some disadvantages, and 25 percent of all—not just black—American children are in this situation. But the greater concern is that 72 percent of all single parent households receive continuous government financial assistance.
There is an enormous difference between people receiving help from government and being dependent on government for their very existence. If you need the government to feed, shelter, and protect you at all times, you have a critical interest in the government maintaining and even increasing control over your life.
Covid is becoming the ultimate government-control weapon.
Life is not risk-free and sometimes we are all foolish. We need government control like traffic lights and food and drug regulation. But can it go too far?
April 17, 2021: “[The US state] Oregon is floating an idea to require masks and social distancing indefinitely. One of the state’s top health officials wants to require masks and social distancing in all businesses indefinitely.”
The Czech government just issued the rules for when shops and services reopen applicable “from the current 4th stage to the 1st stage—i.e. very few “cases” and pretty much no deaths.” When shops and services reopen in the first stage, “people will need a negative test to enter service establishments [such as hairdressers], hotels and other such tourist places, restaurants, and bars. Staff will also have to be tested every few days with test requirements only to be dropped in stage 1.” Interestingly, the Czech rules do not at all include any stage when all restrictions will be dropped.
April 15, 2021: “Dr. Anthony Fauci, America’s top Covid adviser, says Australia cannot rely on vaccines and border controls to protect its population. Even though most of the rest of the world is vaccinated, it can threaten the [countries] that [have] felt that they’ve controlled the virus, when they’re still quite vulnerable.”
Fauci continues with this chilling statement: “If you want to maintain control you want to have control throughout the entire world.”
The global daily case number is at a historic high. This is dismissed with comments like “Well it’s just India [or Brazil or USA].” You may want to read Fauci’s last statement again.
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