“Unlimited power in the hands of limited people always leads to cruelty.”
COVID and the resulting restrictions on our essential freedoms have been crippling — to the economy, to education, to the psychological well-being of millions of Americans. The communist tactic so clearly depicted in books like Koestler’s Darkness at Noon, Solzhenitsyn’s Gulag Archipelago, and Orwell’s 1984 is in play: the indoctrination of the masses by fear in order to effect the wholesale subjugation of the people.
Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, and Mao all ruled by fear. The merest expression of disagreement with those regimes would mean the camps, prison, or death. Truth was irrelevant. Guilt was assigned arbitrarily without a shred of actual evidence of any crime. Think of Kafka’s The Trial. The concept of individual freedom was anathema to these dictators. They all used concentration camps just as the Chinese do today; nearly a million Uighurs live in camps in China. They are denied basic human rights and are used for slave labor, organ harvesting, and medical experimentation. This is the country that owns, and will manipulate to its own ends, Joe Biden. With what the Chinese have on Hunter Biden, Joe will be as easy a tool to use as a dime-store screwdriver.
While we were sleeping, the Democrat party has been advancing its own form of population control. First it was political correctness on college campuses. That doctrine was quickly adopted by all the social media sites. Use a wrong word, express an “incorrect” idea, misuse a gender pronoun, and one will be viciously harassed online. The next step in this process is canceling people who make a verbal slip, even if a breach of P.C. etiquette was committed years in the past. They would be attacked, then canceled. That means they might lose their job, be kicked off a college campus, publicly reviled and ruined. The whole notion is totalitarian, anti-freedom.
And now, after five years of the left’s numerous unconscionable attempts to vilify and destroy President Trump, leftists are using what happened at the Capitol on January 6, the intrusion of the building by a tiny fraction of all the people who had shown up to protest the Electoral College results, to impeach him again! There were Antifa instigators in their midst, and one woman was shot to death by a Capitol officer. Four others died of “natural causes,” whatever that means in this case.
Trump had nothing whatever to do with the ensuing chaos. There was not a single word that could be construed as incitement in his speech. But leftists jumped at what they saw as another opportunity, as COVID was an opportunity (“never let a crisis go to waste,” the left’s mantra) to blame Trump for the [ … ]