Are We Getting Set up to ‘Take the Fall’ of Our Freedoms – Pandemic Style?

Are we getting set up to take the fall?

In America, that is.

Mainstream, corporate-owned media is helping to pave the way.  Let us look at some of the things that a new authoritarian US might look like:

Mandatory medical screening could become the norm

It does not sound so bad, at first.  It’s for our safety, after all.

Like all reductions of freedom, they will be first described as being for our safety.

Once the public is acclimated to being barred from work for a fever or any other health issue, through pre-entry testing, it will only be a matter of time when this may be employed everywhere people go.

In many places, you cannot get into city hall, or a courtroom unless you pass through a metal detector. In airports, people are treated to the undignified process of taking their shoes, off, getting a full-body scan and being frisked.

While being scanned, they hold their hands above their heads in the arrest posture.

 

Feds Say Airport Body Scanners are 'Minimally Intrusive' | WIRED

There seems to be no indignity people will refuse to undergo in order to have safety. And there seems to be no indignity authoritarians will not impose, if they can get away with it – not always for our safety.

Mandatory screening sounds benign at first.

At its extreme – and it is believed this was done in China – people needed to be screened not just to enter a place but in order to leave their homes.

Consider, if down the road, you do try to enter someplace and test positive for coronavirus – what then?

The prospect looms that you will not just be turned away from entering work or a supermarket. Screeners may be required to report you to authorities. You may be required to isolate.

You may be required to reveal your contacts for whatever time period for whatever disease is being tested.

If you cannot quarantine “safely” at home [a determination made by authorities], you may be required to quarantine at a government facility.

We keep hearing the term “the new normal.”

Under the new normal, you would be basically under arrest. It could be argued that you are already under arrest at the moment you are ordered to quarantine whether at your own home or a government facility.

You are under arrest if you are ordered to shelter in place, even if you do not have coronavirus.

According to published reports, health and legal experts predict that on-the-job medical screening, such as temperature checks, antibody tests, and blood tests will be a reality for those who return to work in the months ahead.

AmazonWalmart, Home Depot and Starbucks are taking temperatures of employees before they are allowed to work.

That may just be the beginning.

Another concept under consideration is the “immunity certificate,” which verifies that a person has had COVID-19 before they return to work. The UK is considering an “immunity passport” program.

It presents an ugly specter of people being allowed to work or leave their homes, perhaps as early as this fall, only if the government gives them a passport.  A passport not to travel to a foreign country, but a passport in order to work or possibly leave your home.

It sounds impossible, but the hint from the experts taken in their most ominous but possible interpretation makes this entirely possible especially if the American desire for temporary safety trumps the desire for essential freedom.

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They’ve Only Just Begun

YouTube and social media sites are just beginning their ugly road of censorship.

YouTube is removing content concerning coronavirus that ‘fact-checkers’ determine to be untrue.

They recently removed a video of two doctors who suggested COVID-19 death numbers were being inflated and urged an end to lockdowns because they believe they do more harm than good.

YouTube took down the video featuring Dr. Dan Erickson and Dr. Artin Massihi, who run an urgent-care clinic in Bakersfield, California, because they claim it violated their user policy, which is that no one should be allowed to dispute government health officials, and especially the World Health Organization [WHO.]

The video with Erickson and Massihi had more than five million views before it was removed. Its popularity no doubt figured into the decision to remove it.

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki told CNN that “anything that would go against World Health Organization recommendations would be a violation of our policy.”

The World Health Organization is now America’s ultimate authority.

“Consider that for a moment,” Tucker Carlson said. “As a matter of science, it’s ludicrous. Like everyone else involved in global pandemic policy, the WHO has been wrong in its recommendations. In January, WHO told us that coronavirus could not spread from person-to-person. In March, they told us that face masks didn’t work. Those are lies and they were welcome on Google’s platforms.”

Why is WHO the ultimate authority to the point of censorship?

Why should any scientist, scholar or even the average American who disagrees with WHO be censored?

The whole idea of free speech is to be able to dispute authority.

Big Tech is trying to control free speech during the pandemic and perhaps beyond. The question is why?

Why wouldn’t we want extensive debate on such an important topic as coronavirus?

Facebook and Twitter are also removing posts they say contain health “misinformation” or calls to break stay-at-home orders.

Big Tech now decides what is misinformation.

So why is Big Tech supportive of only theories supporting dread of a pandemic and not dread of governmental authority, or trying to question what is behind this pandemic, if there is something behind it, other than it accidentally erupted from China based on bats at a wet market?

Why shouldn’t we question measures used to suppress it?

This is not to say that the pandemic is not dreadful. But are there dreadful forces behind the pandemic and behind combating the pandemic?

Why shouldn’t there be robust discussion?

Is this suppression of dissenting voices  – already well known in China – where the virus supposedly came from – merely for public safety? Does Big Tech gain by these changes to America?

Is there giant money behind advancing the “new normal?”

Will it become illegal to even ask this question?

It may never be illegal, but because Big Tech controls search engines, you can become invisible, just for asking, just for publishing that which does not support Big Tech’s agenda.

[My comments in bold and brackets].
US Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., has a message for the CEOs of GoogleYouTube and Twitter when it comes to coronavirus misinformation: please be more like Facebook.
[Don’t allow anything that authorities decide is misinformation to be published.]

It’s an unusual request from a D.C. lawmaker after Congress has spent the past few years scolding Facebook for its misinformation policies.

[Read “misinformation policies” as “free speech policies”.]

But the coronavirus pandemic has given Facebook an opportunity to reclaim its reputation

[Read “reclaim its reputation” as “a censor of free speech”.]

and at least one lawmaker is taking notice.

Facebook said earlier this month it would notify users if they had engaged with a post that had been removed for including misinformation about Covid-19 in violation of its policies. Facebook will also direct users to myths debunked by the World Health Organization.

[WHO, the ultimate authority].

That marked a major step for Facebook, which has wrung its hands over other forms of misinformation, most notably in political ads. But even while it has refused to fact-check

[It is not the job for a free speech platform to fact check political ads.]  

or remove most political ads that contain false information,

[Incumbents want to tell Facebook what is a true political ad, versus a false one.]

Facebook said it would remove any that contain misinformation about the coronavirus.

[“Misinformation” being decided by Facebook and, ultimately WHO, despite the fact that no one really knows the truth about coronavirus and official versions are changing all the time.]

Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee that investigated Russian meddling in the 2016 election, asked the chief executives at Google, YouTube and Twitter to consider a similar policy to  Facebook’s in letters sent on Wednesday.

[Schiff wants everything that does not support WHO’s theories on the pandemic to be censored.]

“While taking down harmful misinformation [as judged by WHO or any approved government authority] is a crucial step, mitigating the harms from false content that is removed requires also ensuring that those users who accessed it while it was available have as high a likelihood of possible of viewing the facts as well,” Schiff wrote to the CEOs.

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CNN Dominates – But Why?

CNN is by the leader in propaganda supporting WHO and one of the most virulent anti-Trump media.

It is perhaps not astonishing – in our new normal censorship world – that CNN ranks highest, even dominates the Google search engines for the term “Coronavirus”.

CNN often ranks higher than the New York Times, Fox or any other major media outlet.

It is evident that mostly anti-Trump stories make it to the first few pages of Google searches for coronavirus.

That cannot be by accident.

Many conservative sites have large audiences, some as large as CNN. You will never find them in the first few pages of Google.  Consequently, the average person who searches news online for coronavirus is being guided by search engines which seem to present above all else – CNN.

Let’s look at Google News search at 11:24 pm April 29.  There are reportedly 1.4 billion results for the term “coronavirus”.  In my search, CNN had nine stories out of the first 34 stories.

The following day, same time, CNN had seven of the first 34, including the number one story.

Despite there being thousands of media outlets publishing stories on coronavirus, CNN dominates the dialogue.
Why is that?
Regardless of the reason, it shows Big Tech controls who gets to be most read, whose bias is to be most widely disseminated. And for now, during the pandemic, it seems to be CNN.
Between bias and censorship, we are beginning to do a China-light method for propaganda for Americans for the coronavirus.
It may get worse.

Coronavirus NYC: 1,000 contact tracers wanted in fight against ...

An Army of Tracers

USA Today writes:

A new report released by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security estimates that, to prevent a resurgence, the United States would need at least 100,000 contact tracers spread out across the country

In New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo detailed the state’s plan to trace all coronavirus cases… He said the system aims to trace the whereabouts of everyone who tests positive for the virus, then notify anyone they came in contact with while infected.

  • The plan would require erecting regional isolation facilities [emphasis mine] to monitor the outbreak and hiring a dedicated pool of so-called contact tracers to track the spread of the virus.

“Local regions will need to build isolation facilities for infected patients, [Cuomo] said.

Regional isolation facilities?

What will these look like?

So, let’s see if I have this right: New York will have 6,000 -17,000 tracers to find people who have been in contact with people who tested positive.

And if need be, people will be put in isolation facilities?

Who decides?

Will dedicated contact tracers have police powers or be required to report to law enforcement?

What if someone declines to go into a regional isolation facility? Will he or she be removed by force from their home?

From USA Today

The consensus among public health experts is that safely emerging from lockdown will require testing millions of Americans every week for the virus that causes COVID-19 and isolating those who test positive. [emphasis mine]

To make that a reality ….  we … need people to actually take the tests and stay home if they’re positive.

…  We should now turn some of our attention toward compliance – peoples’ willingness to be tested and, if necessary, go into quarantine. Compliance could turn out to be the biggest bottleneck to our success….

Even seemingly healthy people will need to take tests.

It will be easy to persuade those suffering from the symptoms of COVID-19 to take a test. The bigger challenge will be to persuade those of us who are feeling healthy. The science is clear. To bottle up the virus, we have to isolate the asymptomatic spreaders. To identify these hidden infections, we will have to test virtually all Americans regularly. [emphasis mine]

Where the virus is active, we might need to test people every week or even every day.

… [voluntary] compliance is likely to be low. Can we really expect a person who feels healthy to voluntarily go to a doctor’s office or pharmacy to be tested every week, likely waiting in line with people who have COVID symptoms, especially if he or she has tested negative on every other occasion?…  imposing penalties or offering rewards [is the answer]…

To succeed, a “test and isolate” strategy for controlling the virus [must include] a policy that [uses] carrots [as well as] sticks…

…. If our modeling is correct … we have to quarantine up to 20 million people this year…

I understand the carrot part but I’d like to know more about the sticks that will be used on people who do not agree to be tested perhaps daily.

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To me, it seems that what mainstream media is telling us is to get ready to sacrifice essential liberty for government’s version of your safety.

The New York Times  writes:

“There are times when government must curtail individual freedoms to protect the public. But those measures must end once the threat passes,” their Editorial Board writes on May 1, 2020.

“The nation is under siege from the worst pandemic in a century, and the United States is on track to suffer more deaths than any other industrialized country from SARS-CoV-2, the medical name for the novel coronavirus….

“Temporary limitations on some liberties don’t seem to concern most Americans at this moment. Polls show that 70 percent to 90 percent of the public support measures to slow the spread of the virus, even if those measures require temporarily yielding certain freedoms and allowing the economy to suffer in the short run.”

The Times seems to support more aggressive government approaches adding, “every country that has managed to get its Covid-19 outbreak under control has done so with measures far more aggressive than anything tried in the United States so far.”

“So far” – are the operative words.

“In China, South Korea and Singapore, the authorities quickly established comprehensive testing, along with rigorous contact tracing, isolation and quarantine.”

“Rigorous” in China, South Korea and Singapore means authoritarian.

“Civil liberties may feel to some like a second-order problem when thousands of Americans are dying of a disease with no known treatment or vaccine,” the Times continues

Is that so – civil liberties are a second-order problem? Is that ever true?

“Yet while unprecedented emergencies may demand unprecedented responses, those responses can easily tip into misuse and abuse or can become part of our daily lives even after the immediate threat has passed. For examples, Americans need look no further than the excesses of the post-Sept. 11 Patriot Act.”

Here the Times makes an excellent point.

The Deep State led by such as Robert Mueller and James Comey did use 9-11 via the Patriot Act to steal American freedoms and we never got them back. The Deep State will look to do the same with the coronavirus.

It is an opportunity to permanently steal freedom – by claiming the curtailment of freedom is only temporary.

This is an old bad government ruse.

Governments are now imposing restrictions on citizens that some in government will not want removed when the pandemic is gone.

In fact, it is possible [even if not probable] that plans are afoot to keep the populace in a constant pandemic or some crisis state to keep the people under ever greater control.

Currently, free speech, association and religious exercise under the First Amendment have all been suspended in states where there is a lockdown or where people are prohibited from gathering.

I don’t believe in the history of the US have church services been suspended until this year.

Greater Surveillance

“In normal times, the authorities generally have to obtain a warrant to search your personal property, like a cellphone, or to retrieve its data to find your location” the Times writes. But …. “Cellphones are particularly useful at this moment, when it’s crucial to know where infected people have been, and whom they’ve been close to. Several countries around the world, as well as some American states, have rolled out apps that either encourage or require their citizens to check in regularly and report their locations.”

Authoritarian countries require citizens to report their locations.

Will the US demand this from Americans under the name of safety?

Can cellphone data be used in a way that helps stem the spread of the coronavirus, and at the same time get people used to being monitored by the government at all times, like right out of Orwell’s 1984?

The key questions are what curtailing of freedoms will survive the pandemic? And are we being set up to take the fall – the fall of our freedoms, with the pandemic crisis being used as the “happy crisis” for authoritarians in America to makes us more like China, as slaves to the government?

 

 

 

 

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  • The signs in NYC areas in Chinese – recently put up where there are no Chinese – and the subway graffiti which exhorts:
    ON YOUR KNEES AMERICA – SURRENDER TO CHINA NOW! says it all.
    Cuomo is responsible for the deaths in the nursing homes –
    let me repaste a comment shadowstate1958 put up elsewhere – noting that in my area 98 patients just died in a very clean nursing home – the Isabella in Manhattan. Americans are dying, and being told to learn Chinese and surrender. Come to NYC and I’ll show you. This is no joke.
    Below is the cut/paste about Cuomo and his lethal ‘endlosung’ style of dictatorship:

    Who is to blame for the Huge numbers of nursing home deaths in New York?

    THE MORONIC GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK ANDREW CUOMO!

    Cuomo to blame for COVID spreading through nursing home: Goodwin

    The Department of Health order, dated March 25, decreed that nursing homes and rehab centers could not use a positive COVID-19 test as the sole basis for rejecting a patient being referred from hospitals. Fearing state regulators, many facility executives say they accepted the transfers even though they believed the order was a death sentence for some existing patients and staff.

  • Frank,

    “Take all or are freedoms?”

    The post 9/11 NSA domestic spying program is indicative of what will happen in the post Coronavirus world.

    The Democratic and Republican parties seem to be able to come together when it involves stripping our freedoms.

    The Fourth Amendment only exists in name only.

    Fourth Amendment:
    The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects,[a] against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

    Does anyone Right, Center, or Left believe the Fourth Amendment is anything more than a joke now? Please let me know if you disagree.

    Frank you are right! It will be interesting to see how much of our rights will be stripped this time around.

    9/11 gutted and disemboweled the 4th amendment.

    • Top part was sloppy cut & paste. I meant

      “Are We Getting Set up to ‘Take the Fall’ of Our Freedoms – Pandemic Style?”
      Or 9/11 style?

  • In the video with the two Bakersfield Doctors, the video that was censored by Youtube/Google, the most telling moment came when a reporter asked whether face masks were needed.
    The Doctor answered, “We’ve been talking to you for thirty minutes without face masks. What do you think?”
    This whole National Shutdown is a Dog and Pony Show to tank the economy and defeat Donald Trump and then usher in a Police State,

  • You gigantic fool. This article should be censored and I am sending a letter to google to have it removed.
    The idea of contact tracers and even putting CNN at the top is search results is that this is for our safety. CNN follows and give credence to WHO which is the only organization in the world equipped to handle the pandemic.

    What would You rather have. A little censorship or death ?

    • Candace Bakker:
      Stop being a Drama Queen!
      Examination of the Meta Data reveals that the death rate for the Wuhan Flu or COVID 19 is 0.03 per cent.
      About one in 3000.
      This is typical of Flu which takes about 30,000 to 60,000 lives per year.
      https://www.bitchute.com/video/oGVRqleTzzMi/

      And Candace, here is some Food for Thought.
      Who is the Biggest Mass Murderer in the Twentieth Century?
      Ted Bundy?
      John Wayne Gacy?
      Ed Gein?
      Jeffrey Dahmer?

      THE GOVERNMENT, ALL GOVERNMENTS, MURDERED MORE PEOPLE THAN ANY SERIAL KILLER!
      AN ESTIMATED 100 MILLION PEOPLE.
      Twelve Million people murdered by Nazi Germany.
      Twenty to Forty Million people murdered in Soviet Russia.
      Forty to Sixty Million people murdered in Communist China.
      And the Bernie Brothers and Anti-Fa thugs dream about how many people they will murder in re-education camps of Soviet America.

      Candace, do you fantasize about licking the Jackboots of Communist thugs?
      As Ronald Reagan said, “The scariest words in the English language are ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.'”

    • The article isn’t on google, cupcake. LOL

      You mean the WHO, the organization in China’s back pocket, lied to the world about the Wuhan China coronavirus? LOL

      Censorship isn’t needed to minimize death, so that’s a false choice. LOL

  • Greetings.

    There’s a new study that explains why some people experience more serious COVID ‘complications’ and wind up needing a ventilator, while other people have less serious symptoms or none at all.

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/jmv.25887

    It even explains why the drug Hydroxychloroquine has shown effectiveness in reducing COVID symptoms in some people but not others.

    This isn’t about Hydroxychloroquine. You don’t need that drug.

    It’s all related to UNCONTROLLED hyperglycemia after getting infected by COVID-19.

    ‘Hyperglycemia’ means excess sugar in your blood.

    ‘Uncontrolled’ means you’re not taking any steps to lower (control) your blood sugar each day.

    Just like SARS, this new virus uses high blood sugar (glucose) to spread at a faster rate.

    Look up ‘glycosylation’ to learn more about this.

    Less sugar (lower blood sugar) means that this virus can’t spread as fast, which means your immune system has more time to kill the virus before it reaches your lower lungs (the last destination of this virus).

    ‘Time’ is the critical concept here.

    ‘Slowing down’ the virus is what differentiates a person with mild symptoms from a person on a ventilator.

    Your immune system needs time to kill the virus.

    Thus, if you allow the virus to spread too quickly (by having excessively high blood sugar) then you’re allowing it to spread to your lower lungs way too fast —– before your immune system can develop enough antibodies to kill the virus.

    Hydroxychloroquine makes it harder for the virus to bind to glucose molecules.

    This is why it works for some people but not others.

    For many people, hyperglycemia is the main complicating factor for COVID. Hydroxychloroquine tends to work for these people IF given when symptoms first begin. However, this drug won’t work if given after a person is already having trouble breathing, cuz the virus has already spread to their lungs.

    That’s why the ‘UVA study’ (aka the ‘liberal media’ study) was debunked as a scientifically fraudulent study —– cuz they waited until the last moment to give this drug to dying patients (which doesn’t work). Plus they also gave this drug to patients who had other factors which made them more likely to die.

    …Anyway, the MAIN POINT is that you don’t need Hydroxychloroquine.

    You simply need to control your blood sugar (i.e., prevent hyperglycemia from happening in the first place).

    Hyperglycemia is the main complicating factor in many ICU patients for COVID-19 and SARS.

    Thus, if you take steps to lower your blood sugar — via eating low carb meals — then you can partially prevent the virus from spreading as quickly, without taking Hydroxychloroquine.

    MY ADVICE:

    I implore everybody over age 55 to switch to a low carb diet before they get COVID symptoms.

    Especially old fucks like Scooter Johnson, who pretends to be gone but is really here in drag. He’s toast if he gets COVID unless he starts going low carb asap. 🙂

    Have a nice day. 🙂

    • Scott has been using a low carb diet for years. He expects to be available while you continue to dodge coming on his radio/podcast to ask the 11 questions you DEMANDED he answer, plus additional questions subsequently. LOL

      The research you cited is a hypothesis, but Bangkok made it sound like a proven fact. It may turn out to have some merit, time and much more research will tell.

  • Bullseye, Frank. I hope everyone who reads this shares it.

    “Give me Liberty or Give me Death” has never met a more bitter irony. Lack of Liberty — free speech most specifically, most certainly in China where it originated — is what did and will exacerbate the true destructiveness of this pandemic globally — not what will cure it.

    • Keep hoping. Nobody said they would help Scott spread the word about Amway and other MLM scams, they won’t share this story, either. LOL

  • Americans are already standing up to the restrictions. It will only get stronger the longer the restrictions persist. Only politicians who want a political and physical death-wish will continue their behavior. Trump and Barr are pushing against the restrictions, there is nothing to worry about. If we need a new Declaration of Independence and Revolution, so be it.

  • thank-you! very reminiscent of the ‘security theater’ and USA Patriot Act tyranny after 9/11.

    altCensored.com is an Unbiased Community Catalog of 39K+ “Limited State”/Censored and Deleted YouTube videos: “we show what they hide”

  • Here is the video that the Gangsters of Youtube censored.
    Dr. Erickson COVID-19 Briefing – Full Video
    https://www.bitchute.com/video/oGVRqleTzzMi/

    IT IS WELL WORTH WATCHING!
    THEY REPORT THAT SOME DOCTORS ARE BEING PRESSURED BY HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATORS TO REPORT COVID ON DEATH CERTIFICATES!

    THERE IS NO MEDICAL PURPOSE TO LOCKING UP HEALTHY PEOPLE.
    COVID 19 HAS DEATH RATES SIMILAR TO FLU.

    THESE DOCTORS ARGUE THAT THIS LOCK DOWN IS MOTIVATED BY A POLITICAL AGENDA!

  • The right of resistance to oppression is a recognized right of peoples against rulers of illegitimate origin, or who having legitimate origin have become illegitimate during their exercise, which authorizes civil disobedience and the use of force in order to overthrow them and replace them with governments that have legitimacy.

  • I hope everyone reads this article. I’ve been seeing the young Chinese try to fight back by destroying the cameras that watch their every move. So many places scan the eyes just to order food and even use the bathroom. The young reporter Ellie from Vice shows us what’s happening in a segment on YouTube even before the Wuhan pandemic. Frank, you have asked so many deep and concerning question here. Great article.

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