An open letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, from the attorneys of Retired Brig. Gen. Robert Spalding and company, suggests a deep psychological reason for the general acceptance of these devastating lockdowns:
Throughout 2020, lockdown measures have been quite popular, but that popularity is deceptive. For the general public, the idea that anyone might accept some outside incentive to support such devastating policies while knowing them to be ineffective — needlessly bankrupting millions of families and depriving millions of children of education and food — is, quite simply, too dark.
Thus, the public supports lockdowns because the alternative — that they might have been implemented without good cause — is a possibility too evil for most to contemplate. But those who know history know that others with superficially excellent credentials have done even worse for even less.
The entire letter lays out the grave harm of this new-fangled public health measure — called lockdowns — that suspiciously resembles practices akin to communist and totalitarian regimes.
In a December interview, Prof. Neil Ferguson openly admitted such a resemblance to The Times of London:
I think people’s sense of what is possible in terms of control changed quite dramatically between January and March… [China is] a communist one party state, we said. We couldn’t get away with it in Europe, we thought… And then Italy did it. And we realised we could…
But the Italians are now yelling, Basta cosi!
According to Off-Guardian, 50,000 restaurants in Italy declared they would open yesterday, as part of a #IoOpro (“I am Open”) hashtag movement:
The notice states (my personal translation):
On Friday, January 15 (incluso) all restaurants will open in all of Italy for lunch and dinner independent of government decisions.
Vittorio Sgarbi, a member of the Italian parliament’s Chamber of Deputies, stated in an interview: “Open up and don’t worry. In the end we will make them eat their fines.”
The western country to start the lockdowns, may be the one to end them.
Now, rather than “lockdown” (an unpalatable term used by maximum security prisons) the bureaucrats in my province are marketing their tyranny as a “stay-at-home” order. But when you can’t leave your home, your home is now a prison.
For those worried about protesting this, because they may end up in prison… it’s already too late. Look around.
The only ones who are free are the homeless.
But for the rest of us, it’s not too late to break out.
“We are all in this together.” And we can all get out of this… together.
Indeed, because your home is now your prison, you have the key to the cell door. Together, we can all unlock this lockdown.
We simply need to stop fearing and start loving life — with all its uncertainties.
Yet one thing is certain: We are not the ones “needlessly bankrupting millions of families and depriving millions of children of education and food.” We are not the criminals; no matter what immoral laws are concocted. So why are we fearing arrest?
The bureaucrats are the ones who have committed treason against their own countries; atrocities against humanity through these lockdowns. They should be the ones fearing incarceration.
And, indeed, maybe they are.
In The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude, Etienne de la Boétie writes:
…who could really believe that one man alone may mistreat a hundred thousand and deprive them of their liberty? Who would credit such a report if he merely heard it, without being present to witness the event? And if this condition occurred only in distant lands and were reported to us, which one among us would not assume the tale to be imagined or invented, and not really true?
Yet, is not that what the people of Ontario are allowing to happen? One premier is dictating who can work, and who cannot; how many may go to church; and whether a gym is open or closed.
Granted, yes, there are more than one man or woman pulling the strings in each country now under “COVID law.” But certainly the ratio of one tyrant to one-hundred-thousand citizens may be more or less accurate.
As ridiculous as the situation is, it is also just as hopeful.
“Obviously there is no need of fighting to overcome this single tyrant,” continues Etienne de la Boétie, “for he is automatically defeated if the country refuses consent to its own enslavement…”
But the people need to realize that they are being enslaved. Enslaved by a lie. A colossal, global lie. A lie so utterly evil (or incompetent) that it’s hard for citizens to imagine a human being (no less their trusted leaders) capable of acts so unconscionable.
Yet, as Adolf Hitler wrote in Mein Kampf (James Murphy’s translation):
It would never come into their heads [of the people] to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation.
As long as they think we’ve swallowed the lie, they’ll sit back with their cigars, unafraid of the millions they are harming, enslaving and killing through their greed for money, power and control.
So why not print out a copy of that letter to the FBI and mail a copy to your local bureaucrats? Let them know, we know. And, in mercy, give them a chance to step over to the right side of history.
“When I despair,” Mahatma Gandhi has been quoted as saying, “I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it — always.”