A lot of us have watched in horror at some of what’s taken place here in America and also in other “free” countries like Australia and Canada since the pandemic started, not just related to coronavirus outbreaks and the unfortunate deaths that result from them, but also in the way governments at all levels have taken advantage of national emergency declarations to slide in and encroach on the rights of the citizenry bit by bit every day.
There are the arrests – sometimes violent arrests – of the unmasked or, during the earlier part of the pandemic here, the taking into police custody of small business owners who said they were willing to face arrest for opening their business because they were afraid prolonged shutdowns would cause them to go under and lose the business they’d worked so hard to build up. There has also been the shaming and threatened arrests of pastors and congregants for wanting to attend Sunday church services during the pandemic.
There are the knocks on doors from the local authorities (in Australia) to “check” to make sure you’re home and not out trying to live your life, even discouraging simply walking to get some fresh air or speaking to neighbors. There are the vaccine mandates which as we’ve seen take place in Australia have literally resulted in people being told that if you have not been vaccinated you will not be allowed back into polite society, otherwise known as the “do it or else you will be punished” approach. In other instances, parents were literally not allowed to be with thousands of children during a vaccination event.
During his presidential campaign, Joe Biden seemed to reject the idea of coronavirus vaccine mandates, but over the summer he dropped his supposed objections to them by requiring them of federal workers and then later workers at private businesses that employ more than 100 people. While President Biden’s private business vaccine mandate is not in writing and stamped with his seal of approval just yet, his declaration that one is coming has had the intended effect of companies dismissing scores of workers for not getting the vaccine, in effect lengthening the already long unemployment lines that Biden’s disastrous policies have exacerbated.
I’ve had people ask me before as to if I think what’s happening here will be as bad as what’s taken place in Australia. The answer is that Australia is already here, as evidenced by the examples cited above, as well as the man President Biden put in charge to lead the Department of Homeland Security.
Here’s what DHS Sec. Xavier Becerra said during today’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” program about how if the unvaccinated wanted the chance to join in on all the reindeer games that they needed to stop being “selfish” and just get the d*mn vaccine:
[It’s making sure you’re testing, you’re doing the hygiene,] and right now, requiring workers to be vaccinated is something you’re seeing by the public sector and the private sector. We need to get out of this pandemic, and everyone has to be part of that. If you want to do stuff in public, if you want to do stuff with others, you got to be part of the team, and part of the team means you have to be safe and let others be safe around you. You can’t just be selfish.”
Biden’s HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra: “If you want to do stuff in public, if you want to do stuff with others, you gotta be part of the team…You can’t just be selfish.” pic.twitter.com/5LioPfamnG
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 25, 2021
Should we be outraged? Yes. Shocked? No. Because this is a man who – like Dr. Fauci – is amplifying a point Joe Biden wants him to, and that’s that that thing called “freedom” is subject to strict conditions. How do we know this? Because Joe Biden himself as much as said so during his CNN town hall last week:
Biden mocks people who he says are making the COVID vaccine “a political issue”:
“Freedom? I have the freedom to kill you with my COVID? No, I mean come on. Freedom.” pic.twitter.com/Jt7uzxTFAc
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) October 22, 2021
Such words disparaging freedom should never even enter into the thought stream of an American president (or those who want to be one), much less actually come out of their mouth.
But as I wrote over the weekend, this is where we are, and with no end in sight until the 2022 elections, which cannot get here fast enough as far as I’m concerned. Mocking freedom and calling people “selfish” for making the very private medical decisions that we’re told should be celebrated when a woman is consulting with her doctor on her feminine health is disqualifying, and voters need to respond accordingly in next year’s elections and beyond to send Joe Biden a message that they’re ready for that “rescue” – except the rescue they want is a rescuing from Joe Biden’s dictatorial policies before we reach a point where there’s no turning back.
Once again, they are telling us who they really are. And we should listen.