So to facilitate an apparently called for "safe space" of doom pornography, negativity, wallowing in fascist policies, celebration of tyranny of the
masses, and general support of the ideologies of mass hysteria, it has become clear that the real casualties of the Chinese Coronavirus... the western
world citizens' Rights, freedoms, livelihoods, and economies, aren't to be discussed in update threads specifically intended for the discussion of
the impacts of the virus. God forbid someone rain on the pathetic fear mongering parade taking place in those threads as it seemingly kills the
hallucinations of doom and paranoia buzz many of the participants are basking in. So we find ourselves here, in this thread... in a new world of
horrors where support of basic human and Constitutional Rights is now considered a "Mud Pit" topic and is political mudslinging and antagonistic to
champion Rights and freedoms over celebration of illogical paranoid delusions.
Let's be blunt here, I'll keep this to the USA specifically as that is the country I pay every year in the form of taxation. The rest of the world
governments can do whatever they wish to do, that's between them and their sheep and I have no business judging it. If the people of Europe are
satisfied pissing away centuries of progress in the name of an invisible boogeyman, then that's on them. In the USA, however, I actually do have a
vested interest and a voice... at least until these bastards decide Freedom of Speech will be added to the list of other Rights and liberties shot in
the back of the head in the name of Coronavirus
The Constitution of the United States
It's a beautiful document, but more than that, it was a divinely inspired document. The signing of the Constitution represented a huge leap forward
by humanity, righting wrongs that had flourished in the world and recovering from progress lost during the Dark Ages centuries before. In the 233
years since it was penned, nearly 1.4 million
soldiers have directly
died defending the document and the principles held within and another 1.5 million have been maimed doing the same. Countless lives have been taken
from our enemies, countless lives have been turned upside down in this country as fathers, mothers, husbands, wives, daughters, and sons have gone off
to fight for this country and returned dramatically changed or not returned at all, and during many of those wars civilians were asked and ordered to
sacrifice major components of their lives to support those efforts.
Now along comes a virus which *may* impact a lot of lives. It *may* even reach the point of total US military casualties. It *may* not even come
close, we don't know. What we do know is, at the time when states and cities began "locking down" in this country (March 19th) there were 12,000
cases nationwide and less than 200 deaths.
Let's look at this concept of "lockdown". It's called stay at home in some places, self isolation order in others, hunker down here in Alaska,
but it all seems to be directing towards the same thing... defacto restriction of the liberties of everyone within the borders of the entity issuing
the order. We're hearing news stories of Chicago, LA, and NYC threatening arrest and fines to people who are outside of their homes for
"unapproved" reasons or are outside of their homes for "too long" during "approved" activities. Businesses are being shuttered due to arbitrary
and often unilateral government decisions of what is "essential" and what is "non-essential," all absent any court ruling and absent any
declaration of martial law. Millions have lost their livelihood not due to valid market factors like supply and demand, but due to the government
threatening major action against employers who dare remain open for business in the wake of a tsunami of 12,000 cases on march 19th in a nation of 330
million citizens. Governments are shuttering churches and forbidding congregation and free exercise of religion. Governments are declaring firearm
and ammo sales businesses "non-essential" and shuttering them, fully infringing on the 2nd Amendment Rights of American. Governments are picking
and choosing what medical procedures are "essential" and forbidding American medical providers from conducting any non-essential procedures,
violating Americans Rights over their own bodies. Governments are doing all of this in total absence of the one legal avenue to remove Americans'
Rights, a declaration of martial law.
This is wrong, this is criminal, and this is insanity. We're allowing our country to be gang raped by a gaggle of frightened doom porn junkies when
it had stood for nearly 250 years as a pinnacle of freedom and liberty, ideals which were allegedly more important than individual's lives because,
without those ideals, life wasn't worth it anyway. What the hell is wrong with this country? Where does this stop? We're at 1500 deaths presently
and the Tyranny of the Majority has long ago deemed that's enough deaths to demand all happily surrender these freedoms and not rock the boat, WTF
are we all gonna look like when we pass 10,000? 100,000? A million? What's next on the neck chopping block, the Right to freedom from slavery?
Will we reach 100,000 deaths and the majority suddenly demand that every American report to their local hospital to start working each according to
their ability to each position according its need? Will a million deaths see us demanded to abdicate the Right over our own homes and those who are
hunkered down in their residences while testing negative will be demanded to open their homes to provide uninfected quarantine zones to strangers?
Where will this nonsense end?
For those who disregard the Constitution, how about something more international to ruminate over?
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
It's funny, I don't see "Have your fears pandered to and coddled" anywhere in either of these documents... yet here we be, all knees must bend
before the Tyranny of the Majority and their undying demand that all must be active participants in this fear fest of mass hysteria or remain silent
lest the fearful suddenly realize "Hey, I'm acting a fool here and the price tag for this exercise is getting a bit much."
Wake up people, you're being played and freely handing over everything America has fought and died for over the past 2 and a half centuries. Worse,
it's not a loaded gun against your temple forcing you to hand it all over, it's a boogeyman and an irrational fear of "what if?" which, frankly,
is present in your life 24/7 and has been since the day you popped from the womb. December 30, the day before the world at large knew of this
pestilence China crapped onto this cursed planet you could have slipped getting out of the shower, conked your head, and been found dead in a pool of
blood naked as the day your were born... did that make you so willing to piss away your rights and freedom? No? Then why are you allowing this to
game us all this badly?