Masks, A Ticking Time Bomb–The Real Danger They Pose To Health

Wearing a mask represents fear and blind obedience, “not science”. If you are driving alone in a car with a mask on, you do not need to put a Biden sticker on your car—we already know!

A high-quality, large-scale major Danish study finds no evidence that wearing a face mask significantly minimizes people’s risk of contracting COVID-19. The randomized-control trial found no statistically significant difference in coronavirus infection rates between mask-wearers and non-mask-wearers. In fact, according to the data, mask usage may increase the likelihood of infection.

“The recommendation to wear surgical masks to supplement other public health measures did not reduce the SARS-CoV-2 infection rate among wearers by more than 50% in a community with modest infection rates, some degree of social distancing, and uncommon general mask use,” the authors summarized their results.

While mask-wearing has been advertised by health officials all around the world, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the Danish researchers found that there was no statistically significant difference between wearing a mask or not in preventing people from contracting COVID-19.

“In the third post hoc analysis, which investigated constellations of patient characteristics, we did not find a subgroup where face masks were effective at conventional levels of statistical significance,” researchers found.

The randomized-control trial, which is considered the “gold-standard” design for scientific research, had a large sample size of more than 6,000 people. Most studies conducted on various kinds of face masks against various coronaviruses are neither randomized, controlled trials nor conducted regarding the specific SARS-CoV-2 virus currently affecting the world.

This clinical trial was conducted from April through June in Denmark, a largely unmasked area with government recommendations only to social distance and wash hands frequently as the country began to reopen in May. Roughly half of the 6,024 participants, 4,862 of whom completed the study, were randomly assigned to wear surgical masks “outside the home among other persons together” while the other half continued to operate in public without a mask.

After a month, 42 of the mask-wearers in the study (1.8 percent) were infected with the virus while 53 of the non-mask-wearers (2.1. percent) were infected with the virus. Statistically, this is not a significant difference between the two groups, suggesting these infection differences were a product of chance, say the study authors.

When Biden is sitting in the thoroughly sanitized Oval Office with everyone present, having been checked multiple times to ensure they do not have the Wuhan Virus, Biden does not need to be wearing a mask. The primary reason for Biden never takes off that mask is to cover up the fact that he has quivering lips, from time to time, brought on by his dementia. The administration is trying to bully Americans into wearing masks to help with the cover up.

From the very beginning, many of Fauci’s on again, off again Wuhan Virus policies were determined to be fraudulent Public Health policies with no scientific basis for several of them. Instead, many of Fauci’s policies were guided by politics, to create fear for submission, and were designed to promote government control, Progressivism, and currently for a more sinister purpose.

The CDC informed America that there were 67,000 flu fatality during the annual flu season in 2020; the annual numbers of deaths each year, for the last 50 years, has always been between 30,000 and 80,000 deaths. Dr. Deborah Brix, the White House Coronavirus Task Force Response Administrator, has accused the CDC of being responsible for inflating the number of deaths from the Wuhan Virus.

The CDC finally came out and stated on its own Web site that only 6% of the number listed as COVID-19 deaths were fatalities solely attributed to deaths from the Wuhan Virus alone. That would be about 33,000 deaths from the Wuhan Virus, far less than from the 67.000 fatalities from the annual flu. Why wasn’t America locked down annually for the last 50 years during the annual flu virus season?

The Biden, Harris, Obama administration has begun to promote the warning that a new lockdown will be required, to prevent a new modified strain of the Wuhan Virus, THAT IS COMING, which will suddenly appear prior to the 2022 mid-term Congressional election—resulting in the Left Main Stream Media creating another panic on cue, demanding another useless economic destructive lockdown, to destroy The Free Enterprise System, so a government Socialism system can continue to take hold, and replace free enterprise.

Lockdowns that began in March 2020 are still being enforced in some states, despite the overwhelming amount of evidence that lockdowns did not reduce the infection rates of the Wuhan Virus. Sweden, Taiwan, Japan, Iceland, Vietnam, South Korea, Communist China, and just about every country in Africa did not lockdown their countries or restrict schooling for their children, and they all have robust economies, their children did not miss a day of school, and there were very few deaths from the Wuhan Virus—many less deaths than from the annual flu.

Fauci initially said there was no need to wear masks because they do not work for viruses, thousands of doctors and scientists from the very beginning agreed with Fauci’s accurate pronouncement.

A panel of experts, at a forum in March organized by Florida Governor Ron DeSanctis consisted of former White House corona virus adviser Dr. Scott Atlas of Stanford University, Oxford epidemiologist Dr. Sunetra Gupta, Harvard professor and epidemiologist Dr. Martin Kulldorff, and Dr. Jay Bhattacharya of Stanford; those medical experts on the transmission of viruses firmly believe that children didn’t need to wear masks—someone tell the airlines who evict families from flights because their 2 year old children refused to wear a mask, and just keep pulling them off while crying.

Dr. Kulldorff stated that schools could reopen without enforcing mask-wearing, pointing out that in Sweden they remained open during the entire pandemic without masks. Dr. Kulldorff, stated that “children should not wear face masks.” The Harvard epidemiologist said, “They don’t need masks for their own protection, and they don’t need masks for protecting other people, either.”

Stanford’s Dr. Bhattacharya said it is “developmentally inappropriate” for children to wear masks and “it just doesn’t help on the disease spread.” “It’s absolutely not the right thing to do.” Dr. Bhattacharya said that “if we went back a year, a lot of experts would say that wearing masks for the general public is not evidence-based.”

Later, Dr. Atlas also said, “there’s no scientific rationale or logic to have children wear masks in schools.”

Dr. Joseph Mercola, a New York Times bestselling author, wrote in the column published by the News Opinions and Quote (NOQ) Report that masks are a “ticking time bomb,” because of the multiple threats they pose.

Among the problems are the fact that they can accelerate the process of microbes from the mouth entering the lungs, which has been linked to lung cancer.

The plastics contain chemicals such as polycyclic hydrocarbons, which can cause DNA damage. Dyes and other additives, some of which have reproductive toxicity, can cause cancer and mutations.

“When you wear a mask, tiny microfibers are released, which can cause health problems when inhaled. The risk is increased when masks are reused. This hazard was highlighted in a performance study to be published in the June 2021 issue of Journal of Hazardous Materials,” Dr. Mercola wrote.

Dr, Mercola’s concerns about the health impact of masks were echoed by Dr. Jane Orient of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons.

“Some worry that mask components may be the new asbestos, inhaled all day long from a source right in front of your nose. Health Canada has issued a warning about blue and gray disposable face masks, which contain an asbestos-like substance associated with ‘early pulmonary toxicity,'” she wrote this week.

She said the masks, made in China, were part of Canada’s public school reopening plan.

“The masks contain microscopic graphene particles. Graphene is a strong, very thin material. Some daycare educators had expressed concerns when children complained that they felt they were swallowing cat hair,’ ” she said.

The “new normal” of widespread masking is affecting not only the environment but also the mental and physical health of humans. Dr. Mercola noted that in Germany, a study using data on nearly 26,000 children identified 24 issues with wearing masks.

The researchers recorded symptoms that “included irritability (60%), headache (53%), difficulty concentrating (50%), less happiness (49%), reluctance to go to school/kindergarten (44%), malaise (42%), impaired learning (38%) and drowsiness or fatigue (37%).”

“They also found 29.7% reported feeling short of breath, 26.4% being dizzy and 17.9% were unwilling to move or play,” Mercola said. “Hundreds more experienced ‘accelerated respiration, tightness in chest, weakness, and short-term impairment of consciousness.’”

The images of plastic trash bobbing in ocean water around the world already are well known. The masks could aggravate that, the report said, because their plastics resist breaking down in the environment, they have “micro-sized plastic fibers” and are released into the environment faster than other plastics. Dr. Mercola said “a report by OceansAsia further estimated that 1.56 billion face masks may have entered the world’s oceans in 2020, based on a global production estimate of 52 billion masks manufactured that year, and a loss rate of 3%, which is conservative.”

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The World’s Oligarchs Want to Wipe Out Christianity

In February I explained the many reasons that the Oligarchs fear Christianity. Their attacks on Christians started shortly after the mostly peaceful protest at the Capitol on January 6th. Suddenly Christian Nationalism was a “threat to our democracy.” “Radicalized Christian nationalism is one of the biggest threats facing the US” wrote Business Insider.

Give me a break.

“White Evangelical Resistance Is Obstacle in Vaccination Effort” according to the New York Times. “Christian nationalism is a barrier to mass vaccination against COVID-19” wrote the dimwits at The Conversation. These people love any excuse to demonize white people and Christianity.

Meanwhile the Big Tech overlords at Facebook are “fact-checking” posts from people who are dying from the vaccine. Mark Zuckerberg is also partnering with the government to socially shame those who decide to not get the experimental vaccine with “Vaccine Verified” profiles. Since when is our medical history Facebook’s business?

The great irony here is that Zuckerberg himself isn’t vaccinated, “yet.” Maybe he just doesn’t want to risk his skin peeling off in reaction to the Covid shot. I don’t blame him!

Risks aside, Christians also face a moral dilemma with regard to the fact that “fetal-cell lines played a vital role in the development of all three vaccines.” Perhaps this is why the vaccine, like abortion, has become a de facto religious ceremony for the followers of the demonic critical theory religion that is sweeping Western society.

Do you remember anyone ever virtue signaling online about getting a flu shot in the past? I sure don’t. Suddenly it’s “cool” and “hip” to let the entire world know about your medical history as a sign of your commitment to the “cause” of oligarchic tyranny.

How utterly stupid and foolish.

In other news: half of Americans support a “vaccine passport,” which means our society is rapidly fragmenting into two distinct economies: the economy of sane and rational people who do not want an experimental vaccine injected into their body and those who handed over their bodily autonomy as a science experiment so things could “go back to normal.” Newsflash: things are never going back to normal, just like they didn’t after 9/11.

This is one of the many reasons I have been pushing Christians to start building our own economy separate from all of this madness. Soon enough, we won’t have any other choice.

Ultimately the Oligarchs in power want us all worshipping the State, “stuff,” and “science” as god. God Almighty gets in the way of that. They want us enslaved to sin to become even more spineless, docile, complacent, and obedient pigs. Christians and God stand in their way of total and complete control. The experimental vaccine isn’t about health and it isn’t about politics.

It’s about power.

Power over your body. Power over your mind. Power over your soul. Resist. Keep the faith. We are children of God.

After all: “my body, my choice,” right?

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Questions the Media Should Ask President Biden About His Call for Economic Sanctions on Georgia

Given that the United States President has, for the first time in American history, called for an economic boycott and economic sanctions of a member state over dutifully and legally passed legislation, a reader passed along questions he’d like to see the White House press ask of the administration they claim to cover. The questions refer to President Joe Biden’s call for an economic boycott of Georgia over its decision to pass SB202, which will put into place mild election integrity reforms.

Q: Seeing that over the past year, almost 50 percent of small, black-owned business in America have closed for good and seeing how African Americans make up 55 percent of Atlanta, 54 percent of Savannah, and 55 percent of Augusta (where The Masters is played), does President Biden still think calling for an economic boycott and punishment by private companies on all Georgia citizens is a good idea? And will he now call for boycotts of The Masters, the Atlanta Braves, the Atlanta Falcons, and the Atlanta Hawks along with UGA & GA Tech. football? Why or why not?

Q: Does President Biden keep a list of other pieces of state and local legislation of which he does not approve? And over the next few years, if any of that legislation happens to pass and is signed into law, will he always publicly call for an economic boycott/sanctions by private companies so he may punish the local population for what he personally decides are their errors?

Q: Moving forward, should state and local municipalities brief and ask for approval by President Biden on legislation they are considering, so they may avoid the President of the United States actively pressing and pushing for an economic boycott/sanctions from private companies that would hurt the entire local population? (Read more from “Questions the Media Should Ask President Biden About His Call for Economic Sanctions on Georgia” HERE)

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Why Easter’s Holy Week Means Hope for the Downcast

If Easter is about anything, it’s about hope conquering hopelessness, eternal life defeating death, and God’s grace prevailing over Satan’s condemnation. Easter is the best good news there is because Christ is risen. This is what Christians celebrate, and it is a message to widely proclaim with clarity and conviction. . .

Easter may be all bright, happy news, but we must appreciate the darkness of the backdrop upon which the resurrection of Jesus is painted. We easily embrace that Christ is victorious, but victory requires struggle. Recall, Holy Week begins with the Triumphal Entry, where Jesus is wildly celebrated as he enters Jerusalem. He is the people’s rock star, but things change fast.

The Savior of the world hits the lowest point of His life just days later. By Thursday evening Jesus is in the depths of despair. As Luke 22:41-44 relays:

And he withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, and knelt down and prayed, saying, ‘Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.’ And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him. And being in agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

“And being in agony, he prayed.” Consider these words about God Himself. That is part of the great wonder of the central truth of Christianity. Have you ever been in agony, seemingly without hope? Most of us have. But we can take great hope in the mysterious fact that God Himself — while remaining fully God — has experienced it too. (Read more from “Why Easter’s Holy Week Means Hope for the Downcast” HERE)

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How Kristi Noem’s Transgender Sports Veto Tapped Into the Spirit of Traitor Mike Pence

When South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem backpedaled on her support for a state bill banning transgender participation in women’s sports leagues, social conservatives denounced the rising Republican star as a traitor.

Noem on Friday partially vetoed the popular bill, warning state legislators that she feared retribution from the NCAA, which in the past has fought states on transgender issues. Noem previously had supported the bill enthusiastically, leading many of its proponents to excoriate her sudden hesitation as a bow to the state’s left-leaning Chamber of Commerce. . .

The transgender fiasco is Noem’s first since her leadership during the coronavirus pandemic catapulted her into the national spotlight. And it recalls the stumblings of another Republican star confronted with a crisis over social issues: Mike Pence. “It’s a familiar playbook,” said Ryan Anderson, president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, noting that both Noem and Pence backed off their principles when faced with hard choices related to sexual orientation and identity. . .

While governor of Indiana in 2015, Pence became embroiled in a fight that had both gay marriage proponents and social conservatives at his throat. The issue was the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which Pence signed with broad approval from Republicans. [Then later, while] considering a presidential run, [Pence] sign[ed] further legislation intended expressly to protect gay and transgender people from discrimination. But this move only angered religious conservatives, Pence’s base, who complained that the new legislation gutted the protections given to them in the original bill. (Read more from “How Kristi Noem’s Transgender Sports Veto Tapped Into the ‘Spirit of Mike Pence'” HERE)

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Biden Taxes: $2,000 per Family and 40-Cents a Gallon

Grover Norquist has seen the coming onslaught of Democratic taxes and regulations before. And despite the likely hit it will have on the economy, personal incomes, and 401(k) retirement portfolios, he sees a potential upside that could stall or reverse the effects.

“Joe Biden is doing exactly what [Bill] Clinton did to lose the House and Senate and exactly what Obama did to lose the House,” said the president of Americans for Tax Reform. “Massive tax hikes, massive spending, and then poking on the other issues,” he explained.

And, he said, while former President Donald Trump also suffered midterm election defeats, any losses in the 2022 midterm elections will be because of the public’s rejection of liberal policies, not presidential tweets and nonstop investigations. . .

In an interview at his downtown Washington office, Norquist mocked Biden’s campaign promise not to raise taxes for people earning $400,000 or less.

“He has no intention of keeping it because he also says he’s going to repeal the entire Trump tax cut, which for a median-income family of four that earned $73,000 a year, that’s a $2,000 tax increase,” he said. (Read more from “Biden Taxes: $2,000 per Family and 40-Cents a Gallon” HERE)

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Is Black Lives Matter Killing People?

I assume that everyone knows homicide rates rose substantially in 2020 over prior years. Why did this happen? It seems clear that the anti-police agitation associated with Black Lives Matter and Antifa, and encouraged by almost all Democratic Party politicians, played the decisive role. Steve Sailer has charted the numbers. The homicide rate was flat until the hysteria that surrounded the death of George Floyd[.] . .

Further, it seems that subsequent BLM-driven news stories led to more murders:

[T]he change in cumulative murders plateaued at this new high level through mid-June.

But a second national surge began about six days after the killing of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta on June 12 after he stole a cop’s tazer and shot it at him.

By the Fourth of July, murders were up 23%, and by July 21, they were up 27%.

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The Problem With the American Populist Movement Is That It Was Centralized

Centralized movements give the enemy a central attack vector to target and overcome. One man, who took on the weight of the world, became the sole focus of both the enemy and of the American Populist movement itself for over five years.

The oligarchs removed that one man from the entire internet, then they removed him from office. Everyone knows this, we all watched it happen. What no one has clearly defined is where American Populism goes from here.

The oligarchs believe that they have destroyed American Populism by rigging an election, removing the movement’s leader from public view, and by forcing everyone to stay locked inside for a year while the country burns down around us all.

They think they have won and want to define “New Normal” under their rule as they consolidate power. What they don’t realize is that they have recruited tens of millions of Americans to the side of reason, light, and Truth. Many millions of these people didn’t even vote for Donald Trump, but they recognize what is happening to our country and want to stop it.

Over the course of the past year I’ve seen comments across the internet become increasingly “red pilled” and aware of the Big Lies being pushed by the corporate media and frauds in government. It turns out that keeping people locked inside on the internet for an entire year ends up illuminating a lot of minds.

The People are learning what the real problem is: the globalist oligarchs. Not any one politician. Not this political party or that one. The entire system is corrupt. Banks, tech companies, media companies, schools, government, and on and on.

We must exit this broken and failing system and start building a new one immediately. We are not revolutionaries. We are not violent. We are reformers. We are builders. When we up and leave the existing system in favor of our own the existing system will crumble without us lifting a finger.

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”― Buckminster Fuller

The way around centralized problems in the movement is to decentralize American Populism at the local level. In order to take our country back and move forward with the American Populist movement we must first take our local communities back. Here are several examples of this happening across the country:

Big Tech’s Unlikely Next Battleground: North Dakota

Montana Bill Would Designate Antifa as Domestic Terrorism

Florida restaurant goes viral for ‘face diapers not required’ mask policy

We must build our own economy. Here’s how.

Pull your positions out of their useless stock market and buy bitcoin, gold, silver, food stores, and ammo. Bitcoin is free speech money. Learn what it is and how to use it. Now.

National elections are a big distraction. Members of Congress are bought and sold like cattle by the oligarchs, foreign nations, and whoever has the money. Instead center your focus on getting American Populists and Christian men and women elected mayor, to state legislatures, as judges, on school boards, etc.

Cut the cable cord. That includes both Fox and CNN. Do not watch it. Do something else with your time and money. Support alternative media outlets and individuals. Get that garbage marxist indoctrination content machine our of your home and away from your family.

Exit the Big Tech mind prison. Join Gab.

If your church has gone “woke,” leave. We have room for only one Gospel in Christian churches and that’s the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Not the imitation false gospel of “social justice.”

Leave Big Banks for local community banks.

Start supporting small local shops.

Create pro-family, pro-business, and pro-law and order policies for your local area. We can’t control DC, but we can control what happens in our backyards.

Pull your kids out of public schools where their minds are being molded at the altar of marxism. Do everything and anything you can to homeschool or attend Christian private schools or online schooling programs.

Pay attention to the brands you buy and support. Check out their websites and marketing. If they are “woke,” stop giving them your money. Period.

We must also work to unite American Populists on the left and the right. What unites the left and right wing populists, and Americans in general, is Jesus Christ.

The trasnhumanist nihilists and their technocracy are offering nothing of spiritual value. The Gospel Message of Jesus Christ, and that of American Populism, is one of redemption, hope, love, dominion, sovereignty, freedom and forgiveness. None of these things are possible with critical theory or woke consumer crony capitalism paired with a corporate techno tyranny.

What are you waiting for?

Let’s get to work, we have a new economy to build.

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Don’t Impeach Trump. Impeach the Deep State for Its Conspiracy to Kill the Constitution

“All that was required of them was a primitive patriotism which could be appealed to whenever it was necessary to make them accept longer working hours or shorter rations. And even when they became discontented, as they sometimes did, their discontent led nowhere, because, being without general ideas, they could only focus it on petty specific grievances. The larger evils invariably escaped their notice.”—George Orwell, 1984

Let’s be clear about one thing: the impeachment of Donald Trump is a waste of time and money.

Impeaching Trump will accomplish very little, and it will not in any way improve the plight of the average American. It will only reinforce the spectacle and farce that have come to be synonymous with politics today

While the nation allows itself to be distracted by yet more bread-and-circus politics, the American kakistocracy (a government run by unprincipled career politicians and corporate thieves that panders to the worst vices in our nature and has little regard for the rights of the people) continues to suck the American people into a parallel universe in which the Constitution is meaningless, the government is all-powerful, and the citizenry are powerless to defend themselves against government agents who steal, spy, lie, plunder, kill, abuse and generally inflict mayhem and sow madness on everyone and everything in their sphere.

So here’s what I propose: let’s impeach the Deep State and its cabal of government operatives from every point along the political spectrum (right, left and center) for conspiring to expand the federal government’s powers at the expense of the citizenry.

We’ve been losing our freedoms so incrementally for so long—sold to us in the name of national security and global peace, maintained by way of martial law disguised as law and order, and enforced by a standing army of militarized police and a political elite determined to maintain their powers at all costs—that it’s hard to pinpoint exactly when it all started going downhill, but we’re certainly on that downward trajectory now, and things are moving fast.

Even now, we are being pushed and prodded towards a civil war, not because the American people are so divided but because that’s how corrupt governments control a populace (i.e., divide and conquer).

These are dangerous times.

These are indeed dangerous times but not because of violent crime, which remains at an all-time low, or because of terrorism, which is statistically rare, or because the borders are being invaded by foreign armies, which data reports from the Department of Homeland Security refute, or because a pandemic is spreading like a contagion, or even because raging mobs of so-called domestic terrorists are trying to overthrow elections.

No, the real danger that we face comes from none other than the U.S. government and the powers it has granted to its standing armies to rob, steal, cheat, harass, detain, brutalize, terrorize, torture and kill American citizens with immunity.

The danger “we the people” face comes from masked invaders on the government payroll who crash through our doors in the dark of night, shoot our dogs, and terrorize our families.

This danger comes from militarized henchmen on the government payroll who demand absolute obedience, instill abject fear, and shoot first and ask questions later.

This danger comes from greedy, power-hungry bureaucrats on the government payroll who have little to no understanding of their constitutional limits.

This danger comes from greedy politicians and corporations for whom profit trumps principle.

This danger comes from a surveillance state that grows more and more ominous.

Consider, if you will, all of the dastardly, devious, diabolical, dangerous, debilitating, deceitful, dehumanizing, demonic, depraved, dishonorable, disillusioning, discriminatory, dictatorial schemes inflicted on “we the people” by a bureaucratic, totalitarian regime that has long since ceased to be “a government of the people, by the people and for the people.”

Americans have no protection against police abuse. It is no longer unusual to hear about incidents in which police shoot unarmed individuals first and ask questions later. What remains all-too-usual, however, is the news that the officers involved in these incidents get off with little more than a slap on the hands.

Americans are little more than pocketbooks to fund the police state. If there is any absolute maxim by which the federal government seems to operate, it is that the American taxpayer always gets ripped off. This is true, whether you’re talking about taxpayers being forced to fund high-priced weaponry that will be used against us, endless wars that do little for our safety or our freedoms, bloated government agencies such as the National Security Agency with its secret budgets, covert agendas and clandestine activities.

Americans are no longer innocent until proven guilty. We once operated under the assumption that you were innocent until proven guilty. Due in large part to rapid advances in technology and a heightened surveillance culture, the burden of proof has been shifted so that the right to be considered innocent until proven guilty has been usurped by a new norm in which all citizens are suspects. This is exemplified by police practices of stopping and frisking people who are merely walking down the street and where there is no evidence of wrongdoing. Likewise, by subjecting Americans to full-body scans and license-plate readers without their knowledge or compliance and then storing the scans for later use, the government—in cahoots with the corporate state—has erected the ultimate suspect society. In such an environment, we are all potentially guilty of some wrongdoing or other.

Americans no longer have a right to self-defense. In the wake of various shootings in recent years, “gun control” has become a resounding theme. Those advocating gun reform see the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms as applying only to government officials. As a result, even Americans who legally own firearms are being treated with suspicion and, in some cases, undue violence. In one case, a Texas man had his home subjected to a no-knock raid and was shot in his bed after police, attempting to deliver a routine search warrant, learned that he was in legal possession of a firearm. In another incident, a Florida man who was licensed to carry a concealed firearm found himself detained for two hours during a routine traffic stop in Maryland while the arresting officer searched his vehicle in vain for the man’s gun, which he had left at home.

Americans no longer have a right to private property. If government agents can invade your home, break down your doors, kill your dog, damage your furnishings and terrorize your family, your property is no longer private and secure—it belongs to the government. Likewise, if government officials can fine and arrest you for growing vegetables in your front yard, praying with friends in your living room, installing solar panels on your roof, and raising chickens in your backyard, you’re no longer the owner of your property.

Americans are powerless in the face of militarized police. In early America, citizens were considered equals with law enforcement officials. Authorities were rarely permitted to enter one’s home without permission or in a deceitful manner. And it was not uncommon for police officers to be held personally liable for trespass when they wrongfully invaded a citizen’s home. Unlike today, early Americans could resist arrest when a police officer tried to restrain them without proper justification or a warrant—which the police had to allow citizens to read before arresting them. (Daring to dispute a warrant with a police official today who is armed with high-tech military weapons and tasers would be nothing short of suicidal.) As police forces across the country continue to be transformed into outposts of the military, with police agencies acquiring military-grade hardware in droves, Americans are finding their once-peaceful communities transformed into military outposts, complete with tanks, weaponry, and other equipment designed for the battlefield.

Americans no longer have a right to bodily integrity. Court rulings undermining the Fourth Amendment and justifying invasive strip searches have left us powerless against police empowered to forcefully draw our blood, strip search us, and probe us intimately. It’s no longer unusual to hear accounts of men and women being subjected to what is essentially government-sanctioned rape by police in the course of “routine” traffic stops. What remains to be seen is how the emerging hypervigilance over COVID-19 vaccines will impact that right to bodily integrity.

Americans no longer have a right to the expectation of privacy. Despite the staggering number of revelations about government spying on Americans’ phone calls, Facebook posts, Twitter tweets, Google searches, emails, bookstore and grocery purchases, bank statements, commuter toll records, etc., little to nothing has been done to counteract these abuses. Instead, we are daily being accustomed to life in this electronic concentration camp.

Americans can no longer rely on the courts to mete out justice. The U.S. Supreme Court was intended to be an institution established to intervene and protect the people against the government and its agents when they overstep their bounds. Yet through their deference to police power, preference for security over freedom, and evisceration of our most basic rights for the sake of order and expediency, the justices of the Supreme Court have become the architects of the American police state in which we now live, while the lower courts have appointed themselves courts of order, concerned primarily with advancing the government’s agenda, no matter how unjust or illegal.

Americans no longer have a representative government. We have moved beyond the era of representative government and entered a new age, let’s call it the age of authoritarianism. In fact, a study conducted by Princeton and Northwestern University concluded that the U.S. government does not represent the majority of American citizens. Instead, the study found that the government is ruled by the rich and powerful, or the so-called “economic elite.” Moreover, the researchers concluded that policies enacted by this governmental elite nearly always favor special interests and lobbying groups.

It is not overstating matters to say that Congress, which has done its best to keep their unhappy constituents at a distance, may well be the most self-serving, semi-corrupt institution in America.

In other words, we are being ruled by an oligarchy disguised as a democracy, and arguably on our way towards fascism: a form of government where private corporate interests rule, money calls the shots, and the people are seen as mere subjects to be controlled.

Rest assured that when and if fascism finally takes hold in America, the basic forms of government will remain: Fascism will appear to be friendly. The legislators will be in session. There will be elections, and the news media will continue to cover the entertainment and political trivia. Consent of the governed, however, will no longer apply. Actual control will have finally passed to the oligarchic elite controlling the government behind the scenes.

Sound familiar?

Clearly, we are now ruled by an oligarchic elite of governmental and corporate interests. We have moved into “corporatism” (favored by Benito Mussolini), which is a halfway point on the road to full-blown fascism. Corporatism is where the few moneyed interests—not elected by the citizenry—rule over the many.

History may show that from this point forward, we will have left behind any semblance of constitutional government and entered into a totalitarian state where all citizens are suspects and security trumps freedom.

Even with its constantly shifting terrain, this topsy-turvy travesty of law and government has become America’s new normal.

From Clinton to Bush, Obama to Trump, and now Biden, it’s as if we’ve been caught in a time loop, forced to re-live the same thing over and over again: the same assaults on our freedoms, the same disregard for the rule of law, the same subservience to the Deep State, and the same corrupt, self-serving government that exists only to amass power, enrich its shareholders and ensure its continued domination.

As I make clear in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, the powers-that-be want us to remain distracted, divided, alienated from each other based on our politics, our bank accounts, our religion, our race and our value systems.

Yet as George Orwell observed, “The real division is not between conservatives and revolutionaries but between authoritarians and libertarians.” (For more from the author of “Don’t Impeach Trump. Impeach the Deep State for Its Conspiracy to Kill the Constitution” please click HERE)

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Constitutional attorney and author John W. Whitehead is founder and president of The Rutherford Institute. His new book Battlefield America: The War on the American People is available at www.amazon.com. Whitehead can be contacted at johnw@rutherford.org.

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Biden’s Unity Branding Is False Advertising That Will Sow More Division

After a chaotic four years, President Biden wants to voters to believe he’s governing as a unifier while actually governing as a hard partisan. For Democrats, that tension doesn’t pose much of a dilemma because the corporate press will uncritically permit Biden to sell his leftism as unification. It’s false advertising.

Biden set the tone for his term with a milquetoast inaugural address that pledged to “lower the temperature.” For many in this exhausted and divided nation, that was probably a welcome message. But it’s merely cosmetic and Biden proved that right away.

Among his flurry of executive orders were measures to implement “equity,” redirecting the federal bureaucracy towards a fringe leftist goal. Biden immediately signed another order legally redefining biological sex to include gender identity, an action with sweeping consequences for women’s sports, locker rooms, shelters, and much more.

The administration also indicated it would swiftly roll back the Mexico City Policy reinstated by President Trump, which bars foreign aid from organizations that perform abortions. From his newly implemented immigration measures to the 1776 Commission to the National Labor Relations Board, Biden is hardly governing as a temperature-lowering unifier—beyond aesthetics, at least.

The president campaigned on policies that even McClatchy said “would likely be considered radical if they had been proposed in any previous Democratic presidential primary.” That’s not a recipe for creating an administration capable of healing the country’s divisions. (Read more from “Biden’s Unity Branding Is False Advertising That Will Sow More Division” HERE)

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