“Under Siege” – Social Unrest Unfolds As Frustrated Americans Demand Reopening Of Economy…
We Are About to Enter the Worst Days of This Pestilence. Our Public Officials Are Brain-Dead.
by Tyler DurdenSat, 04/18/2020 – 15:10
We laid the groundwork for readers over the last three weeks that social instabilities could materialize during or after the pandemic. It has become clear that protests in Lansing, Michigan, on Thursday (April 16), was the beginning of the lockdown-backlash that is now unfolding across the country.
Americans are becoming increasingly frustrated with state governments that have closed their economies and issued strict stay-at-home public health orders, resulting in one of the worst economic crashes in the country’s history.
More than 22 million people have lost their jobs in a month, and the true extent of the crash won’t be realized until the second half of the year. The one thing we do know is the financial crash has been so severe that it has forced people to organize on social media to mobilize en mass at their respective state capitol buildings across the country, demanding their governors reopen the economy and return life to normal.
The lockdown-backlash sounds like a revolution are in the making. And, of course, every revolution has a song, and maybe this Nickelback song “Edge Of A Revolution,” already circulating on some pro-Trump feeds, could be it.
As for Saturday’s protests, Infowars’ Owen Shroyer is planning one at the Texas state capitol in Austin. The rally is called “You Can’t Close America,” which is directed at the Texas state government to put an end to the draconian measures that have confined people to their homes for nearly a month.
In Maryland, a protest organization known as Reopen Maryland is already underway in locking down streets around the state capitol building in Annapolis.
“We are the strongest country on the planet and have put a man on the moon, there is no compelling reason why we can’t protect the sick and vulnerable and get our economy back to work,” the Facebook event says.
The group has 13,000 members on Facebook. By Saturday afternoon, dozens of vehicles, presumably from the group, were shutting down streets.
From Fox News aerial shot, it appears the #ReopenMaryland #OperationGridlock protest in Annapolis today drew just one lane of maybe 25-30 cars with beeping horns. pic.twitter.com/KOKZXaq5NI— Politics1.com (@Politics1com) April 18, 2020
From Oregon, California, Idaho, Minnesota, Michigan, Florida, Virginia, and Maryland, thousands of people are ignoring social distancing rules and are protesting their state governments to reopen the economy on Saturday.
In a series of tweets on Friday, appearing to kick off the protests for this weekend, President Trump tweeted: “LIBERATE MICHIGAN!,” “LIBERATE MINNESOTA!,” and “LIBERATE VIRGINIA, and save your great 2nd Amendment. It is under siege!”
Stephen Moore, a member of President Trump’s council to reopen the country, launched a protest in Wisconsin on Saturday. Here are some scenes from the rally:
President Trump released plans on Friday to reopen individual states in phases that we’re currently experiencing a flattening in the cases and deaths.
The president is eager to reopen the economy to save it from crushing depression. The danger of reopening an economy too soon is that it could spark a second wave.
And maybe now is not the best time to reopen, considering deaths across the US are surging once more…
People are protesting across the country, ignoring social distancing rules and lacking proper health gear, which could result in a further spread of the virus. Nevertheless, the attempt to reopen will be a failure, just look at what’s happening in China… However, we suspect the protests will grow over the next couple of weeks.
People’s hearts are troubled, their minds are in a state of confusion, the Bible tells us a time of great delusion that will come upon the people, that time has arrived, the politicians must come up with more significant and more believable lies in order to bring on the antichrist, we have entered the doorstep Tribulation…
It takes a remarkable force to keep nearly a million people quietly indoors for an entire day, home from work and school, from neighborhood errands and out-of-town travel. It takes a remarkable force to keep businesses closed and cars off the road, to keep playgrounds empty and porches unused across a densely populated place 125 square miles in size. This happened … not because armed officers went door-to-door, or imposed a curfew, or threatened martial law. All around the region, for 13 hours, people locked up their businesses and ‘sheltered in place’ out of a kind of collective will. The force that kept them there wasn’t external – there was virtually no active enforcement across the city of the governor’s plea that people stay indoors. Rather, the pressure was an internal one – expressed as concern, or helpfulness, or in some cases, fear – felt in thousands of individual homes.”
– Journalist Emily Badger, “The Psychology of a Citywide Lockdown”
This is NOT a test.
This is not a test of our commitment to basic hygiene or disaster preparedness or our ability to come together as a nation in times of crisis, although we’re not doing so well on any of those fronts.
No, what is about to unfold over the next few weeks is a test to see how well we have assimilated the government’s lessons in compliance, fear, and police state tactics; a test to see how quickly we’ll march in lockstep with the government’s dictates, no questions asked; and a test to see how little resistance we offer up to the government’s power grabs when made in the name of national security.
Most critically of all, this is a test to see whether the Constitution—and our commitment to the principles enshrined in the Bill of Rights—can survive a national crisis and true state of emergency.
Here’s what we know: whatever the so-called threat to the nation—whether it’s civil unrest, school shootings, alleged acts of terrorism, or the threat of a global pandemic in the case of COVID-19—the government has a tendency to capitalize on the nation’s heightened emotions, confusion and fear as a means of extending the reach of the police state.
This coronavirus epidemic, which has brought China’s Orwellian surveillance out of the shadows and caused Italy to declare a nationwide lockdown, threatens to bring the American Police State out into the open on a scale we’ve not seen before.
If and when a nationwide lockdown finally hits—if and when we are forced to shelter in place— if and when militarized police are patrolling the streets— if and when security checkpoints have been established— if and when the media’s ability to broadcast the news has been curtailed by government censors—if and when public systems of communication (phone lines, internet, text messaging, etc.) have been restricted—if and when those FEMA camps the government has been surreptitiously building finally get used as quarantine detention centers for American citizens—if and when military “snatch and grab” teams are deployed on local, state, and federal levels as part of the activated Continuity of Government plans to isolate anyone suspected of being infected with COVID-19—and if and when martial law is enacted with little real outcry or resistance from the public—then we will truly understand the extent to which the government has fully succeeded in recalibrating our general distaste for anything that smacks too overtly of tyranny.
This is how it begins.
The coronavirus epidemic may well be a legitimate health concern, but it’s the government’s response to it that worries me more in the long term.
Based on the government’s track record and its long-anticipated plans for instituting martial law (using armed forces to solve domestic political and social problems) in response to a future crisis, there’s good reason to worry.
This is not a government with a rosy view of the future.
On the contrary, the government’s vision of the future is particularly ominous if a Pentagon training video created by the Army for U.S. Special Operations Command is anything to go by.
Obtained by The Intercept through an FOIA request, the training video titled “Megacities: Urban Future, the Emerging Complexity” provides a chilling glimpse of what the government expects the world to look like in 2030, a world bedeviled by “criminal networks,” “substandard infrastructure,” “religious and ethnic tensions,” “impoverishment, slums,” “open landfills, over-burdened sewers,” a “growing mass of unemployed,” and an urban landscape in which the prosperous economic elite must be protected from the impoverishment of the have nots.
Add health contagions to the mix, and we’re arrived there, ten years ahead of schedule.
The training video is only five minutes long, but it says a lot about the government’s mindset and the way its views the citizenry. Even more troubling, however, is what this military video doesn’t say about the Constitution and the rights of the citizenry: nothing at all.
In typical fashion, the government seems to consider the Constitution only when forced to do so. It complies with the dictates of the Constitution even less frequently. Indeed, the government’s efforts to systematically lock down the nation and shift us into martial law have not been stymied one iota by the restraints imposed upon it by the Constitution: when it’s not bulldozing its way through the Fourth Amendment, the government just sidesteps it (with the help of the courts).
So what should you expect if the government decides to declare a national state of emergency and institute a nationwide lockdown?
More of the same of what we’ve been seeing in recent years.
After all, like the proverbial boiling frogs, the government has been gradually acclimating us to the specter of a police state for years now: Militarized police. Riot squads. Camouflage gear. Black uniforms. Armored vehicles. Mass arrests. Pepper spray. Tear gas. Batons. Strip searches. Surveillance cameras. Kevlar vests. Drones. Lethal weapons. Less-than-lethal weapons unleashed with deadly force. Rubber bullets. Water cannons. Stun grenades. Arrests of journalists. Crowd control tactics. Intimidation tactics. Brutality.
This is how you prepare a populace to accept a police state willingly, even gratefully.
You don’t scare them by making dramatic changes. Rather, you acclimate them slowly to their prison walls. Persuade the citizenry that their prison walls are merely intended to keep them safe and dangerous out. Desensitize them to violence, acclimate them to a military presence in their communities, and persuade them that only a militarized government can alter the seemingly hopeless trajectory of the nation.
It’s happening already.
The sight of police clad in body armor and gas masks, wielding semiautomatic rifles and escorting an armored vehicle through a crowded street, a scene likened to “a military patrol through a hostile city,” no longer causes alarm among the general populace.
We’ve allowed ourselves to be acclimated to the occasional lockdown of government buildings, Jade Helm military drills in small towns so that special operations forces can get “realistic military training” in “hostile” territory, and Live Active Shooter Drill training exercises, carried out at schools, in shopping malls, and on public transit, which can and do fool law enforcement officials, students, teachers, and bystanders into thinking it’s a real crisis.
Still, you can’t say we weren’t warned.
Back in 2008, an Army War College report revealed that “widespread civil violence inside the United States would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order and human security.” The 44-page report went on to warn that potential causes for such civil unrest could include another terrorist attack, “unforeseen economic collapse, loss of functioning political and legal order, purposeful domestic resistance or insurgency, pervasive public health emergencies, and catastrophic natural and human disasters.”
In 2009, reports by the Department of Homeland Security surfaced that called on the government to subject right-wing and left-wing activists and military veterans to full-fledged pre-crime surveillance.
Meanwhile, the government has been amassing an arsenal of military weapons, including hollow point bullets, for use domestically and equipping and training their “troops” for war. Even government agencies with largely administrative functions such as the Food and Drug Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Smithsonian have been acquiring body armor, riot helmets and shields, cannon launchers and police firearms and ammunition. In fact, there are now at least 120,000 armed federal agents carrying such weapons who possess the power to arrest.
Rounding out this profit-driven campaign to turn American citizens into enemy combatants (and America into a battlefield) is a technology sector that has been colluding with the government to create a Big Brother that is all-knowing, all-seeing and inescapable. It’s not just the drones, fusion centers, license plate readers, stingray devices and the NSA that you have to worry about. You’re also being tracked by the black boxes in your cars, your cell phone, smart devices in your home, grocery loyalty cards, social media accounts, credit cards, streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon, and e-book reader accounts.
All of this has taken place right under our noses, funded with our taxpayer dollars and carried out in broad daylight without so much as a general outcry from the citizenry.
And then you have the government’s Machiavellian schemes for unleashing all manner of dangers on an unsuspecting populace, then demanding additional powers in order to protect “we the people” from the threats. Almost every national security threat that the government has claimed greater powers in order to fight—all the while undermining the liberties of the American citizenry—has been manufactured in one way or another by the government.
We have made it way too easy for the government to lock down the nation.
Consider that it was seven years ago when the city of Boston was locked down while police carried out a military-style manhunt for suspects in the 2013 Boston Marathon explosion.
Six years ago, the city of Ferguson, Missouri, was locked down, with government officials deploying a massive SWAT team, an armored personnel carrier, men in camouflage pointing heavy artillery at the crowd, smoke bombs and tear gas to quell citizen unrest over a police shooting of a young, unarmed black man.
Five years ago, the city of Baltimore was put under a military-enforced lockdown after civil unrest over police brutality erupted into rioting. More than 1,500 national guard troops were deployed while residents were ordered to stay inside their homes and put under a 10 pm curfew.
Three years ago, it was Charlottesville, Va., population 50,000, that was locked down while government officials declared a state of emergency and enacted heightened security measures tantamount to martial law, despite the absence of any publicized information about credible threats to public safety.
Fast forward to the present moment, with the world on the verge of a possible coronavirus pandemic, and growing numbers of Americans are already voluntarily sheltering in place in an effort to avoid falling ill.
For those like myself who have studied emerging police states, the sight of any American city placed under martial law—its citizens essentially under house arrest (officials used the Orwellian phrase “shelter in place” in Boston to describe the mandatory lockdown), military-style helicopters equipped with thermal imaging devices buzzing the skies, tanks and armored vehicles on the streets, and snipers perched on rooftops, while thousands of black-garbed police swarmed the streets and SWAT teams carried out house-to-house searches—leaves us in a growing state of unease.
Watching the events of the various lockdowns unfold, I couldn’t help but think of Nazi Field Marshal Hermann Goering’s remarks during the Nuremberg trials. As Goering noted:
It is always a simple matter to drag people along whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. This is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in every country.
It does indeed work the same in every country.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t take much for the American people to be terrorized into compliance by the government’s latest and greatest scare tactic, even if it means being stripped of one’s constitutional rights at a moment’s notice.
This continual undermining of the rules that protect civil liberties has far-reaching consequences on a populace that not only remains ignorant about their rights but is inclined to sacrifice their liberties for phantom promises of safety.
It may be that we’ve already gone too far down this road. However, don’t let this latest “crisis” cause you to panic to such an extent that you relinquish your fundamental right to make decisions for yourself and your loved ones and willingly surrender what remains of your freedoms.
This too shall pass.
Remember, a police state does not come about overnight.
Yet as I make clear in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, no matter how it starts, with a questionable infringement justified in the name of safety or a nationwide lockdown to guard against a global pandemic, it always ends the same: by pushing us one step closer to a future in which the government has all the power and “we the people” have none.
America Is Going To Be Used To Invoke Medical Martial Law, The Tribulation Factor In-Play, Hell-On Earth
UP-Date: 3/10/20 at 11:55 PM CST—CDC, WHO, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are Total Frauds, Coronavirus Outbreak Is a Pestilence, and President Trump tweeted that it’s time to buy stocks because the crisis is under control. That’s BS! Our social media platforms continue to hide the truth from the American people, by shadow banning. The blood of our people is on MR. Trump and social media’s hands–enjoy reprobates…
Us Coronavirus Infection Estimates Leap Higher as Washington Nursing Home Warns of a “Shocking Escalation” of Symptomatic Patients Suddenly Dying
More Americans could potentially be exposed to — or worse, infected with — the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 suggests a new study.
Researchers from the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (CSMC) in Los Angeles revealed that as many as 9,400 people may have already been infected by the SARS-CoV2 coronavirus responsible for COVID-19 by March 1, 2020. This number is higher than previous estimates, and certainly much higher than the current number of confirmed and presumptive cases in the United States.
A higher number of cases than previously estimated
As of its March 9, 2020 update, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) put the total number of confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. at 423. This number comes from actual cases reported to the CDC by local and federal authorities. The new study from CSMC, however, uses models to estimate the possible spread of the virus based on air traffic date between the U.S. and the region around Wuhan, China, where the coronavirus originates from. Travel from other regions with confirmed COVID-19 cases, such as South Korea, was not included.
Using their model, the researchers estimate the number of infected people in the U.S. to be between 1,043 and 9,484. The lower figure assumes that current preventive procedures, such as quarantines and screenings of international travelers, have reduced the transmissibility in unidentified cases by as much as 25 percent. On the other hand, the second figure assumes that no intervention procedures have been taken at all.
According to the researchers, the disparity between the two figures has important implications for controlling the coronavirus outbreak.
“Our model suggests that even moderately effective population interventions to reduce transmission can have a profound impact on the scale of the epidemic,” said senior author Dr. Dermot McGovern, a professor of medicine and biomedical sciences at Cedars-Sinai.
“This finding supports the role of public health interventions in controlling this disease.”
“Shocking” escalation – from no symptoms to death
Slowing down the infections, however, isn’t an easy task – as most COVID-19 cases are mild or even asymptomatic, making it hard to detect. This issue is something that has been confirmed by a disturbing update from health officials working to contain the virus at a nursing home in Washington state that’s considered ground zero for infections in that state.
According to the CDC, Washington state has the highest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths among all U.S. states. A number of those have come from the Life Care Center of Kirkland in King County. Of the 116 cases in the county, the majority are either patients or employees at the nursing home.
While a number of residents at the nursing home without symptoms remain, that doesn’t necessarily mean all is clear for them. Workers at the center have been shocked at the speed at which some patients have succumbed to the disease after symptoms manifested.
“It was surprising and shocking to us that we have seen that level of escalation from symptoms to death,” said Tim Killian, a spokesperson for Life Care.
Most vulnerable seem to be those who are elderly or recovering from illnesses, such as those residing in Life Care. It’s most likely that those who died had weaker immune systems and were, therefore, more susceptible to COVID-19. Dr. Jeremy Faust, an emergency medicine doctor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, told ABC News that kids and adults — those with stronger immune systems — tend to do “extremely well in terms of recovery.”
While this does show some positives for adults and children, it still doesn’t take away from how fast an infection can escalate in those who are more vulnerable to it. Combined with the increased estimates from the CSMC in mind, testing will most likely have to be increased to prevent any further deaths. The issue now lies with the availability of testing kits. Even just the Life Care Center in Kirkland is already reporting a lack of testing kits for its residents and employees. Other states, such as California, are also reporting a lack of testing kits. Considering how testing has been influential in lowering the mortality rate in countries outside the U.S., this is something that the country’s health officials need to address soon.
Now a global pestilence has erupted, and in Luke 21 we were specifically warned to watch for “pestilences” in the last days.
Once again, only time will tell if COVID-19 is one of those “pestilences”, but without a doubt, all of us should be taking this virus very, very seriously…
UK Health Minister Tests Positive For COVID-19; Bernie And Biden Cancel Rallies: Live Updates
- UK Health Minister announces she’s tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating
- Washington State reports two more coronavirus deaths, bringing the total up to 24 and 267 cases.
- 6th patient dies from Cov-19 in the UK
- US CDC Chief: “the US is beyond virus containment in some areas”
- Washington State considering “Rapid Lockdown”, new benefits announced for workers
- The mortality rate in Lombardy hits 8% – higher than Wuhan
- Lagarde calls on European governments to embrace “rapid fiscal action.”
- Austria, Switzerland close borders with Italy
- NJ Governor declares state of emergency
- North Carolina declares state of emergency
- Air Canada latest airline to suspend routes to Italy as traffic expected to plunge due to quarantine
- Mass. declares state of emergency after confirming 51 ‘presumptive’ cases; Boston cancels St. Patricks Day Parade
- NYC Mayor says outbreak “evolving very rapidly”
- Harvard moves classes online
- Xi takes a victory lap in Wuhan
- Trump says had ‘great’ meeting with Repubs on the stimulus plan, but no details released
- Italy reports 36% jump in deaths, cases climb above 10,000
- Three Canadians test positive in Calgary
- Spain suspends parliament after lawmaker infected
- Austria total cases hit 182
- The first case reported in Philly
- EU suspends parliament indefinitely
- Italian government suspends mortgage payments across the country
- CDC says nearly 5,000 tests have been conducted in the US through Monday
- National Guard is deploying to New Rochelle, area businesses, schools will close, Cuomo says
- New Jersey confirms first death
- Trump arrives on Capitol Hill to discuss stimulus plan with Republicans
Update (1900ET): UK Health Minister Nadine Dorries announced on Tuesday that she has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating, according to Sky News. She’s the first MP in the country to be diagnosed with COVID-19.
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Coronavirus kills the oldest and has no respect for authority
Many of the most powerful people in the world are old, and coronavirus does not discriminate based on social status. Deaths are now hitting at high levels (not of death but of status), which can change the political conflicts of our world:
Now a global pestilence has erupted, and in Luke 21 we were specifically warned to watch for “pestilences” in the last days.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Have NOT Got The Memo Yet, “Pestilences” Has No Cure
“America has become China on Steroids” Set Down and SHUT-UP, Our Social Media Platforms (Reprobates) Continue to Hide the Truth From the American People, by Shadow Banning Alt News Sources. The Blood of the People Is on Their Hands…
The truth is that all of the warnings of alleged ‘conspiracy theorists’ have turned out to be correct The word translated “pestilence” is often translated as “plague” or “disaster” …
People’s hearts are troubled, their minds are in a state of confusion, the Bible tells us a time of great delusion that will come upon the people, that time has arrived, the politicians must come up with more significant and more believable lies in order to bring on the antichrist, we have entered the doorstep Tribulation.
Taking Away Guns Is Essential for Tyranny. But The Propaganda Is All About Safety
MSM, High-Tech & Reddit Engaged in Heavy Censorship of Truthful News Sources
Everything is right on schedule and, now, the time is come to remove one of the final obstacles standing in the way of a New World Order: The United States Constitution – even if, over the course of many decades, it has already been greatly diminished by the B.E.A.S.T. system; or, more specifically, Bullshit Emerging As Strategic Totalitarianism (B.E.A.S.T.).
U.S. Administration Still Lying to the Public by Claiming It’s All Under Control
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