I am completely astounded that these Coronavirus lockdowns and mask mandates lasted more than one month, yet alone over a year. I expected mass resistance by people of all but the bluest states to have put an end to these liberty and economy destroying restrictions way back before last summer.
Yep it is obvious to everyone reading this that I miscalculated rather badly. My defense is that I have studied non-revisionist American history in great detail. I was raised on concepts such as Patrick Henry’s famous quote “Give me Liberty or Death.” I don’t know about you but I think he would be outraged that in just 246 years almost the entire nation has surrendered their liberty because they are afraid of a disease with a 99.8 percent survival rate.
Here is another quote, this one by Benjamin Franklin, which has been so ignored by our abysmal educational system that the concept is completely alien to almost anyone over the age of 30:
Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Liberty was a concept that was universally cherished and understood by all of the citizens of the United States from before the Revolution until the end of the 1960s. Liberty is a concept that is not valued at all by the leftists that took over colleges and universities. They actually despise liberty because it is the exact opposite of the collectivism that they cherish.
The definition of liberty espoused by the Founding Fathers of this nation states that liberty is the freedom of individual to do as they wish as long as they do not hurt others or interfere with the rights of others. Liberty is a concept that is deeply grounded in individualism. There is no such thing as collective liberty. Collectivism is the enslavement of individuals to the needs and whims a collective group such as a nation, a race, or a class.
Liberty is deeply rooted in freedom. It is freedom coupled with the responsibility to do no harm to any other individuals. It has not been proved scientifically that going maskless and ignoring lockdowns actually harms individuals. Forcing individuals to wear masks and locking down a society are violations of the liberty of those living in the society.
If the original understanding of liberty was still taught in schools instead of collectivism these liberty destroying restrictions would have ended by the people soon after they were instituted.
For the past several decades school children and college students have been brainwashed into believing that the earth is in eminent danger from the mythical beast known as man caused global warming. They have been brainwashed into believing the most absurd junk science ever. They have been brainwashed into believing that no one can ever question anything that is labeled science by a leftist expert. Decades of climate change indoctrination has left a large majority of the inhabitants of the US unusually susceptible to all of the junk science behind mask mandates and lockdowns.
If we do not come up with a serious plan to tackle the rampant indoctrination that has infected all levels of our educational system these types of liberty and economy destroying restrictions will become the new normal.