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Fascist America: Brought to you by our elected officials

This week brought another slew of arrests against ordinary Americans, some for daring to protest the house arrest orders imposed nationwide by most state and city elected officials, some for simply going about their lives, their “pursuit of happiness.”

These are just a sampling. If you have been paying any attention at all, you will have seen many many other similar stories.

Meanwhile, these same fascist thugs have been releasing convicted criminals onto the streets, including high risk sex offenders.

This pattern is not new during this madness. The ruling Democratic politicians in both New York and California have made it very clear that they consider freeing such criminals as their goal, even as they ramp up their efforts to arrest innocent citizens for the most innocuous behavior.

Where will this end? Never I fear. The original lie that justified the shut downs was an effort to ease the country into the epidemic so that the healthcare system would not be overwhelmed. This was a lie because the virus was never going to overwhelm the healthcare system, and the evidence since has not only proven this, it has shown that the shut downs actually did significant harm to that healthcare system.

Even so, the shut downs didn’t end when that it was clear the healthcare system could handle the virus. Instead, a new lie was propagated, calling the shut downs an effort to stop the spread of the virus.

This lie is more blatant and disgusting. Not only is it impossible to stop the spread of this virus, the lock downs will have no effect at all. Eventually, the virus will spread through the entire population, with most never even knowing they got it.

This however is a feature, not a bug to the fascist government officials imposing martial law on Americans while nullifying the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Because the infection can never be stopped, the justification for the lock downs, the house arrests, the arrests of protesters, the imposition of martial law, will never end. Whoopee!

Unless Americans begin defying these orders, we are faced with a fascist state. And I see no sign that most Americans are really willing to defy these orders. If anything, they support them.

Welcome to fascist America. The dark age is no longer coming. It has arrived.

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  • sippin_bourbon

    Police show up because kids were playing.

    Listen to all of it.
    “That will be noted too, that you were uncooperative”.

  • Phill O

    Personally, I would not want to be on that police force and have to carry an order out I do not agree with!

    However, those officers could have handled things much better.

    I can give credit for the Hidalgo county (New Mexico) sheriff’s department for the great people they have.

  • Jeff

    Local owner of tattoo parlor arrested after reopening.

    Said he was trying to feed his family. Had copy of the Constitution attached to his shop’s door.

  • Joe

    “Everything is going to be OK” – Bob Marley

  • Publius

    Once upon a time, Americans would have had the sand to run these tin-pot dictators out of town on a rail. Now we’ve got Karen calling the snitch line to report neighbors who let their kids out to play.

    We’ll get what we will have earned, unfortunately.

  • Andrew-Winter

    When I see the microcosm of these kinds of stories, they horrify me. When I take a step back and look at the wider picture, I just wonder what the next “Lexington Green” and/or “Concord Bridge” is going to look like. Then I look at the overall attitudes of the vast majority of Americans and realize that there won’t be one.

    That is when I stand up and salute the US Constitution, and say a prayer over its corpse.

  • Cotour

    What Dr. Buttar is talking about IS going on in China TODAY, it is their reality, its a part of the Communist Chinese “Social rating system” of control. What he describes is Orwellian and you can see the potentials that exist for it to emerge right here in America with the full willing cooperation of some Americans. “If it save just one life” is how the mantra goes. Just like when Bill Clinton said “Its for the women and the children”. That was his go to mantra of political control where no one could reasonably argue with anything that he proposed. A very transparent strategy to me, and Monica Lewinsky in time. Dr. Buttar, former military, emergency care doctor.

    And what Dr. Buttar is talking about is why it is essential that there be a Bill Of Rights in America and it not be allowed by the people to be molested in any way, shape or form. The First Amendment is dependent on the Second Amendment.

    The real justification for the declared National Emergency is basically about our healthcare systems being over run and made ineffective and crashing due to this virus event. And that is what it is, an event. And there are those in government that will attempt to push their powers in this emergency condition closer and closer to those of the Chinese. Sounds crazy, but its not, its the nature of the beast.

    Right now in NYC “Progressive” Democrat Sandinista mayor DeBlasio has ordered that 1000 city workers will now inspect and monitor that city residents are not too close together and that there are no gatherings that are “Unauthorized”. Just now a NYC fire department car was slowly cruising outside and keeping an eye.

    Much like the Chinese and their “Social rating system” of absolute control over the people of China.

    So is Dr. Buttar being reasonable and rational? Irrational and paranoid? You tell me what it is that you see going on in YOUR country today, you give me the answer to that question.

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