One of the true hallmarks of elitists on the political left is a manifest desire to control all aspects of the lives of those they consider to be the common folk. They do not believe that the “great unwashed masses” are capable of deciding for themselves. Unfortunately elitist leftists now make up a very large segment of the Democrat Party, academia, and the media.
For many decades these leftists here in the United States have been attempting to gain control of all aspects of life here. During the Wilson, FDR, and Obama administrations they came close to gaining control.
Emergencies, whether spontaneously occurring or man made, have always been seen by the left as handy tools to seize control. President Obama’s Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel infamously stated “Never let a crisis go to waste.” Rahm was not the first to utter those sentiments. Leftists have been living by them for centuries. Thomas Jefferson and a few other founding fathers warned about tyrannical governments using emergencies to strip rights and liberties away from individuals. They warned that once this process has begun it is extremely difficult to stop and nearly impossibly to reverse.
F A Hayek, who wrote the Road to Serfdom, warned us about the dangers of letting governments use emergencies strip the liberty away from individuals when he wrote this in Law, Legislation and Liberty volume 3
Emergencies’ have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded — and once they are suspended it is not difficult for anyone who has assumed such emergency powers to see to it that the emergency persist.
Ever since the Coronavirus pandemic began leftists worldwide and here in the United States have imposed lockdowns, mask mandates, and vaccine mandates on their populations. All of these measures destroy the individual liberty of everyone who is affected by them. Far too few individuals have stood up against these liberty destroying measures. This is especially true here in the United States, which is quite shocking to me because individual liberty is at the very foundation the United States.
Here in the United States we have enjoyed a brief respite from these odious liberty destroying restrictions because the number of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths from the Coronavirus dropped and remained remarkably low for a couple of months.
Thanks to a wave new cases cause by the scary sounding Delta Variant Democrat controlled cities, counties, and one state so far have begun again mask mandates and lockdowns despite far less hospitalizations and deaths from this variant. If you dispute this claim check out this article, and this article, and this article.
If we do not stop this now there will be a never ending cycle of lockdowns and mandates. We will never get back to truly normal life. We have to stop complying with these mandates. Our compliance is what is keeping them going. We have to organize mass protests and mass civil disobedience immediately or we will never see the end of this nightmare.