US: Nationwide lock-down, this is how it begins

The Wall Will Fall

Written by John Whitehead.
Ron Paul Institute

This is a test.

This is not a test of our commitment to basic hygiene or disaster preparedness or our ability to come together as a nation in times of crisis, although we’re not doing so well on any of those fronts.

No, what is about to unfold over the next few weeks is a test to see how well we have assimilated the government’s lessons in compliance, fear, and police state tactics; a test to see how quickly we’ll march in lockstep with the government’s dictates, no questions asked; and a test to see how little resistance we offer up to the government’s power grabs when made in the name of national security.

Most critically of all, this is a test to see whether the Constitution—and our commitment to the principles enshrined in the Bill of Rights—can survive a national crisis and…

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6 thoughts on “US: Nationwide lock-down, this is how it begins

  1. I agree that China’s “social credit” system is frightening. It makes independent thinking and criticism impossible. On the other hand, I certainly will follow recommendations to stay home, if it diminishes the risk of contracting a potentially deadly disease.

    And I’ll be glad, that irresponsible people, who ignore recommendations because they don’t care about getting infected and infecting others, will be restricted in their moves.

  2. Having read the article once more and pondered about it, I agree with the author nearly completely. But I see no way out, because in modern technology driven societies, with 7.7 billion people competing for limited land and resources, rules and regulations are necessary. Without rules there would be chaos. Less rules and regulations, say the libertarians, but that again will be used by the big players (corporations), and the well connected people, to snatch an unfair and undeserved piece of the cake.

  3. Gaddafi’s yamahiriya (state of the masses) came very close to the ideal of direct democracy. Murray Bookchin’s communalism, implemented imperfectly by Kurds in Rojava, looks quite good. Other places than that? Cuba, Venezuela, Bhutan (gross national happiness), the Indian states of Kerala, Tripura, West Bengal? Every community which tries to implement some kind of Socialist Anarchism or direct democracy is under fierce attack by the US/NATO empire. Rojava is excepted for now, but wait…

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