Thursday, September 17, 2020

Waiting For the Government To Tell You That You Can Get Back to Normal Life is a Chump Move


By Adam Dick

Remember President Donald Trump saying he wanted things to open up in America by Easter? Oh well. Throughout most of America, the coronavirus crackdowns are continuing strong five months after Easter. And United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert R. Redfield said Wednesday at a US Senate subcommittee hearing that “regular life” will not begin to return until, he predicts, the “late second quarter, third quarter” of next year — around the middle of 2021.

Why the long wait? Redfield says the wait is so a coronavirus vaccine can be distributed and injected around America first.

Of course, many people have no interest in taking this sped-up vaccine that is just about sure to cause more harm than good considering facts including that coronavirus is not a particularly dangerous disease for most people and that the vaccine is not even undergoing ordinary vaccine testing. By the middle of next year there may also be very little to no spreading of coronavirus.

If enough people refuse vaccination, will the date of return to regular life be pushed back even more? Count on that or on mandates or incredible pressure being placed on people to be vaccinated. But, really, even if every single American takes the needle, there is no guarantee that the US government, along with state and local governments, will choose to give up all their newly created mandates. The coronavirus was a flimsy excuse for the power grab. Surely, new excuses can be concocted.

Hopefully, it is becoming much clearer to many more people each day that waiting for permission to return to regular life — to the “old normal” — is a chump move. A better course is to protest the “new normal” mandates, encourage others to join in opposition to the mandates, and act increasingly in defiance of the mandates, ignoring restraints on liberty put in place purportedly to address the contrived coronavirus crisis.

The above originally appeared at The Ron Paul Institute.


  1. Fantastic article!

    I would add that the more you resume your normal life - work, travel, recreation - the more you will find that the restrictions are voluntary / non-enforceable. It's not even a paper tiger. It's more ephemeral than that. Been the best year to date for my small business because everyone I'm involved with has had more important things to do than live in fear.

    Summarized timelessly by de Étienne de La Boétie:
    "I do not ask that you place hands upon the tyrant to topple him over, but simply that you support him no longer; then you will behold him, like a great Colossus whose pedestal has been pulled away, fall of his own weight and break in pieces.”

    1. “It is incredible how as soon as a people become subject, it promptly falls into such complete forgetfulness of its freedom that it can hardly be roused to the point of regaining it, obeying so easily and willingly that one is led to say that this people has not so much lost its liberty as won its enslavement.”--Etienne de la Boetie (1577)

  2. Adam nails it again. Chumps. I’m sure he had several other adjectives rolling through his mind when he wrote it too.
    Since Dave and SJ are throwing Boetie out there let’s keep it up!

    “But O good Lord! What strange phenomenon is this? What name shall we give it? What is the nature of this misfortune? What vice is it, or, rather, what degradation? To see an endless multitude of people not merely obeying, but driven to servility? Not ruled, but tyrannized over?”
    “From all these indignities, such as the very beasts of the field would not endure.”
    Got me fired up Adam!

  3. My in-laws just flew into Alaska to visit us, and I went to the airport to pick them up. There was a line of sheeple wearing masks being herded through a long long line that was roped off for people to follow where the luggage pickup was to get their Covid check and sign papers and promise to quarantine and tell these goats exactly where they would be staying and why, before they could get their luggage.
    I went up to my in laws, who had about 75 people in line in front of them, pulled the rope up high enough for them to walk under and said “let’s go” with security standing right next to us, and out we walked as one of my sons and 15 year old daughter walked through the roped area grabbed their luggage and we left. A lot of the sheeple stared at us but not one person said a thing.
    As David Giessel commented on our show a couple weeks back, we are at a time where we can resist, at least here in Alaska, with ZERO threat of retribution, and people still obey like dogs. We aren’t being shot in the streets in any state that I’ve seen so far for disobeying their so called laws, and ‘mericans still shake in their boots because they believe in authority. Unreal. Americans won’t even live as free men even when the threat to their lives for disobeying is zero.
    Resolve to serve no more!

  4. Etienne de la Boetie's essay is inspirational but he wrote this as a teenage student. Upon graduation he became a magistrate or a lawyer working for the state establishment and never wrote another thing about the state. He was all words and no action.

    1. Ah, but he did “Isaiah’s job” and 450 years later the remnant still hear his words of Liberty and we can put them into action. I’d say in the division of labor, he did his part. Now we decide if we are all words and no action. Many men have done the same, look at American colonial history, there were plenty of men who started down the right path but later weren’t so great. I’m sure most readers here can think of many. But the actions they did take early on, spread the fires of Liberty.
      Now it’s our turn. 👍

    2. I agree. Communicators of ideas matter too, not just the soldiers in the trenches. Thomas Paine never fought, to my knowledge, but his words brought down empires and changed history. I myself talk a big game everywhere I can, including 2nd-Amendment Rights, but am I going to risk my law license refusing a gun-registration law or buy-back law? Maybe, but maybe not... Depends whether you catch me on a Monday vs. a Saturday.

  5. , “…when is it going to be available to the American public, so we can begin to take advantage of the vaccine, to get back to our regular life, I think we’re looking at late second quarter, third quarter 2021.”

    This is based on “Operation Warp Speed” to develop, test, produce in bulk and distribute a vaxx, which he described as “unprecedented.” Normally vaccines take “4 to 6 year” and the fastest prior was “2 years.”

    So we are supposed to endure this ridiculousness for another year in hopes of a vaccine:
    “I would not dignify waiting for a vaccine with the term ‘strategy’. That’s a hope not a strategy.” Mark Woolhouse - University of Edinburgh professor of infectious disease epidemiology and member of the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Behaviours that advises the Government,

    That has proven to be difficult to produce:
    Dr. Peter Hotez Addressing House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Hearing on Coronavirus, March 5, 2020:
    "When I say scientific challenge, one of the things we are not hearing a lot about is potential safety problems of coronavirus vaccines. This was first found in the 1960s with respiratory interstitial virus vaccines done in Washington with the NIH and Children's National Medical Center. Some of those kids who got the vaccine did worse and I believe there were two deaths. What happens with certain types of respiratory virus vaccine, to get immunized and when you are exposed to the virus you get this paradoxical enhancement phenomenon. We don't entirely understand the basis of it, that we recognize there's a real problem with certain respiratory virus vaccines. That killed the program for decades and now the Gates foundation is taking it up again, but then we start developing coronavirus vaccines."

    And is likely to be less than effective than flu vaccines - low of 10% in 2004-05 to a high of 60% in 2010-11