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The Corona Virus Has Left Us Wide Open to Tyranny

Ignore the in-my-face obvious issues and lend all of my attention to unwarranted, groundless non-issues? Not happening!

The tentacles of tyranny

The tentacles of tyranny

How Great the Cost?

The harm from this garbage gift from China, (this isn't about China, just felt like including that line) is being magnified right now, tenfold!

Tyrannical types are taking full advantage, people's lives have been altered and turned upside down and they are beginning to feel the effects.

Scrolling through social media, communicating with friends and family via phone calls, texting and messaging, they have been unloading:

  • I hope my check gets here soon or I can't get groceries....is your garden producing yet?
  • They are laying off huge numbers at the hospital, the hospital is losing millions of dollars per day.
  • We can't afford for people not to pay their rent, that's our livelihood.
  • She is avoiding everyone now, so she can stay healthy and hopefully see her Mom.
  • I am already broke!

This is the gist of actual conversations I've had in the past 24 hours.

There are also many pictures circulating of adults looking through the windows of nursing homes, in order to see their elderly parents and of grandparents cut off from their grandchildren.

It is heartbreaking!

This is as real as it gets!

The R.N. I was communicating with, told me that currently, there are 30 cases of COVID-19 at the hospital where she works and that's pretty much all that is happening at the hospital right now and so...lay-offs have begun.

I wonder how many have considered that every hospital in every city or county in the Nation, do not have the number of cases, as have been indicated in NYC, for example, (we are now hearing that NYC has not needed anywhere near the volume of supplies they once announced they needed) and they are a hotspot.

But, not all have experienced anything remotely close to the numbers NYC has seen!

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There has been a virtual silence up until now, most understanding that there were many unknowns and so they've done their parts, as good and dutiful citizens, to distance themselves and follow the rules, etc.

But, as we are learning; the number of cases, deaths, positive tests have been greatly exaggerated via models and projections, it is all beginning to hit the proverbial fan!

This morning I saw an interview with Mayor de Blasio (NY), he admitted that nearly 4,000 deaths attributed to COVID-19, had never even been tested for COVID-19!

His words, "those with them, thought it was COVID, but weren't sure."

Along with everything else going on right now, I wonder...how many deaths are being blamed on the virus and nothing else...right now?




A leader in troubling times

A leader in troubling times

Good thing this lone paddle boarder was so urgently dealt with

Not living, existing

Every year whether it's the number of lives lost to diabetes, to cancer, to heart failure, etc.; these numbers always dwarf the numbers of people who die in car accidents. Although, sadly, that number is high, it is dwarfed by these serious health issues that end lives, that we've all been affected by, in one way or another.

Now, we are hearing that many deaths are being attributed to this virus, when that's not the case.

Why is this happening?

How long are we to live in fear and how many are working against us, to see that we continue to live in fear?

That's not living, it's existing...and the longer it lasts, the harder it will be for us to get back to any semblance of normalcy.

Yes, one life lost to this dreadful virus, is one too many, but so is each life lost to diabetes, heart disease, cancer, car accidents...influenza!

It all sucks!

But, all of this is a part of life, the ugly part.

We hope, long, pray...for long lives, but we never know what will take our precious life, in the end.

We don't shut down the world for cancer.

We don't go into hiding for the 'flu'.

This was an unknown, got it!

We have had an in our face and upside the head...lesson (or reminder) that germs are nasty and they are prevalent. I've said before on other articles/comments, that this is the silver lining, we must not be complacent, we need to always be aware of this fact. Maybe now, with eyes wide open and an awareness, we'll experience fewer cases of influenza, stomach viruses and all of those things which make us sick!

Church, Policed

Church, Policed

It is Time, the Natives are Restless

President Trump must stand firm in his resolution to reopen our economy very soon.

Governors must take the lead in opening their States back up.

Someone has to take the lead and be first, by taking the initiative, despite how they'll be portrayed by the mainstream media.

I mentioned a 'silver lining' earlier, there are other silver linings to come out of this.

  • More people finally understand what capitalism is, how it works, why the free enterprise system works, why we work, why it all works so well here
  • More people are appreciating the freedom they've had in the past and as a result of this 'thing' may not ever take it for granted again
  • Many are taking notes of political leaders who have their constituents best interest at heart and of those who have their own agendas at hand! They've had the time to take note of the many 'leaders' who have let this power go to their head and of those true leaders whose genuineness has been displayed throughout

From the get go, many have only seen this, as another opportunity to knock our President down several notches, they’ve seen this as an opportunity to promote their socialist progressive agenda.

Their tyrannical tentacles are showing, they aren’t even bothering to hide them any longer.

They've become more empowered, as we've been weakened.

They've found great satisfaction, in our fear!

The longer this is allowed to fester, the bigger the opening in the door, for tyranny to not only re-enter, but to make itself at home, here in the United States of America!



This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 A B Williams

Comments

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on June 08, 2020:

Wander in any time Charly, my door is always open! (make that my HP door is always open) No one wants to be "wandering" through my door at home, that will not end well! ;)

Charly Hadder on June 08, 2020:

Hope you don't mind a wandering visitor stopping at your place. That kid, Kyler? Let's just hope he's serious about sacrificing himself to help "thin out the population." Damned, godless, mouthy punk! I see a lot of buttholes like him around here. What we need to thin out in this country is the mad-dog, idiot liberals! They're the biggest problem we got.

You keep up the good work, Miss Angie! I'll be back next week!

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on April 17, 2020:

I heard or read this earlier, "my freedom doesn't end where your fear begins", not sure who to credit, but....love it!

If any one knows, please share.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on April 16, 2020:

He appreciated it, his wife set it up! :)

I was one of the more fortunate of the March/April birthday crowd.

We were celebrating at the beach when everything went south.

Shannon Henry from Texas on April 16, 2020:

How sweet. I'm sure it was a special thing for your friend.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on April 16, 2020:

Came across this, while doing some research on the origin of the virus.

This thorough explanation helps us to understand how it happened and goes hand in hand with what we have been hearing over the past couple of days.

https://youtu.be/bpQFCcSI0pU

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on April 15, 2020:

Yes Shannon, funny you should mention drive-bys, we did a parade of sorts on Sunday for a good friend that turned 70. It was a little thing, but I am sure it meant a lot to him.

I am all for there being a return to traditional graduations, beginning in 2020!

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on April 15, 2020:

I am with you in combating COVID-19, it’s time to destroy it like every other enemy we’ve ever faced. We’ve never let one yet, change who we are or how we live, this enemy is no exception.

It is time to get back to the living of life!

Shannon Henry from Texas on April 15, 2020:

Angie, have people not gathered in your area for things like driving by and honking their horns for a child's birthday celebration? I heard somewhere they are thinking of doing a high school graduation via a vehicle procession of some sort. I find those kinds of things to be encouraging and hopeful, but it would sadden me to think that could ever become the new norm.

And now apparently, some experts are saying that this could last into 2022 even if it's just in cycles like the regular flu. Cycles of COVID-19 AND social distancing. But I suppose cycles would be better than indefinitely closed.

Kyler J Falk from California on April 15, 2020:

I don't belittle belief systems, I belittle deities; I don't care what people believe and T regularly attacks me with his beliefs of his own volition. As for my "culling the herd" statement would it be better if I knee-cap my views of it for everyone else and say "eliminating a vast swathe of humanity"? I'm not one to be orthodox in much of any sort of interaction, so forgive me if I do not appreciate being expected to adhere to the needs of others.

COVID-19 is an enemy combatant to me, it will lose to us humans. If it doesn't lose, you can damn well expect me to fight it tooth and nail, to the bitter end, and expect those around me to celebrate all of our warrior fighting spirits in doing so. Nonetheless, death or no death, it is a win in my book and I'm going to keep pressing on in life free from grief.

It isn't like I'm saying anything that the majority of the population wouldn't secretly agree with. I mean, even the mainstream media calls for reducing the human footprint on earth at any cost.

Shannon Henry from Texas on April 15, 2020:

You're welcome for that, Kyler.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on April 15, 2020:

We have somehow gotten off subject here. It is so easy to do! :)

My county is reopening boat ramps tomorrow, with some restrictions, but I see this as a beginning.

President Trump isn’t wavering, we will reopen and we will not be waiting until 2021/2022, as some progressives have suggested!

Also, it was encouraging seeing footage of people in Michigan, standing up (or rather driving through) in opposition to tyranny.

We are going to be okay.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on April 15, 2020:

Thanks for sticking around Kyler.

When one speaks of “culling the herd”, when discussing people, there’s bound to be pushback. The same goes for belittling belief systems, but I am sure you already know that.

Kyler J Falk from California on April 15, 2020:

I stayed following to see where it went, but as a Jewish member of the Marinello family that was granted asylum here in America during the Shoah I wasn't about to entertain that inappropriate line of thought any further. As for being compared to a suicide bomber because I wouldn't mind a natural disaster like a plague thinning the herd... I mean even worse unnatural things have been done in the name of God and I'm not about to fear God nor any natural disaster.

I've ran towards the sounds of gunfire and came out on the other side as who I am today, if my service and training that got me through such situations equates me to a "terrorist using a child suicide" then I'd say you have some pretty sick and twisted thought processes.

I should've just stuck to thanking Shannon for her very insightful site she sourced, but my curiosity got the better of me and continues to do so.

Shannon Henry from Texas on April 15, 2020:

Um, that took an unexpected turn. I guess there's nothing more for me to say right now. I've done my share of leaning on God, probably about as much as I've ran from him. I much prefer leaning. But I don't think that means science can't coexist.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on April 15, 2020:

Thank you Kyler.

I am sorry that you felt the need to comment and then unfollow...

Population control is a reality; not via a plague and there is definitely nothing natural about it, but sadly, the practice exists today.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on April 15, 2020:

Wow that was pretty harsh by Kyler. I like that phrase "lean on God". I wanted to ask him about sacrificing his child for the greater good. I think I heard that once from a terrorist using a child suicide.

But that is all cool. Our Gov./CA is setting up around $100 million for "undocumented" workers. We supposedly have about 2.5 million of them. (how would you know - "undocumented?") Why not just write each on a check for about 30K?

Kyler J Falk from California on April 15, 2020:

If that doesn't suit your tastes, consider me "putting it in God's hands" T. I know how much you love to lean on God, for everything, and love to immerse in "subjective" beliefs. And with that I'm out of here, unfollowing, great read A B!

The Logician from now on on April 15, 2020:

Statements like “I've always felt that the world was overpopulated“

sound as if the way you always feel has to have anything to do with reality. That makes me laugh.

However I can’t deny that sometimes a person’s (gut) feelings about something are correct despite what may otherwise seem to be the case. But for that to be true what seems to be the case must be flawed or in error.

Many scientists believe the earth can sustain a population of 9-10 billion people. We are now around 7 billion. For the world to now be overpopulated either most scientists are wrong or your feelings are right.

I suppose science really has nothing to do with it if you prefer to be subjective. Hitler felt that the world was overpopulated with Jews.

I guess from the perspective of how one always feels anything can be justified.

Kyler J Falk from California on April 15, 2020:

That site actually has a lot of really interesting info, thank you for showing it to me, it is now bookmarked for my future daily references.

Kyler J Falk from California on April 15, 2020:

As I go and take a gander at the site you linked I'll say flat out: I've always felt that the world was overpopulated and that we needed a plague or some other natural event to cull the herd, and if that meant I or my family members died then we'd go down like champs hoping our family and friends celebrate our warrior spirits that kept us trucking to the bitter end. It may be insensitive, but I won't have anyone say I'm not honest even to my own detriment. We practice safe, hygienic, etc. practices to begin with so if anything we are highly unlikely to be a large part of the problem to begin with.

That link is 404'd btw....

Shannon Henry from Texas on April 15, 2020:

Hi, Angie. I think you know my feelings on the matter. I do take it seriously, but the anxiety over the virus isn't as strong as it was when it first started spreading throughout the country. My anxieties have been more about these very issues you mentioned here. My uncle had to have an emergency bypass and had to be transferred to another hospital first for testing. I don't know for sure, but I imagine the transfer may have had something to do with the virus. My SIL was pretty sick. Another one is battling stage 4 cancer. Your comments about people not paying rent hits home. Not all landlords are like the one in NY who gave all his tenants a free pass with possibly hundreds of thousands of dollars coming in every month. But I'm not afraid of being poor. Truth is, I've been worse off than I am now before. There's talk in Texas of coming up with a plan to reopen soon. If we can do it without putting people at a large risk of dying, I think that would be great. And I know you don't wish for anyone to become seriously ill or die either.

Kyler, I hear what you're saying. The general media does not give us reason to have a sense of great confidence in what they choose to report. I'll admit I do see sources coming from social media posts, but I read the actual articles and not just the headlines before forming an actual opinion on that particular article. I also tend to rely more on my local media than the national media for what is happening as far as risk goes. I live near Dallas and Fort Worth where there are over a thousand cases in Dallas County and probably close to that in Tarrant County. So far, just one reported case in my city and less than 50 reported in my county that I am aware of. If there is one in my city, no doubt there are more. But there are many cases coming back as inconclusive that could be positive and many people who may have had it and not have known it. So who really knows the actual numbers of positive cases? No one. There could also be cases of people dying alone at home who have been told to stay there to try to recover. We really don't know. Just like we never really know the actual number of flu cases each year because not everyone goes to get tested.

But as far as information goes, I tend to trust the medical experts more than the government or science websites. Here's one: https://www.sciencemag.org/collections/coronavirus... I haven't read any articles from that particular site yet, but you get the idea of what I would look up for "just the facts". If I take information from the national media, I tend to cross-reference information among the various networks because they like to throw political slants to the stories. I want to know the things they agree on.

One thing I had to explain to my kids, though, because they are starting to get pissed off about not being able to see their friends due to the virus and the orders from the county about gatherings and such.....They said, "You said we aren't at a bad risk!" And I explained that the precautions aren't necessarily about them. It's mostly for the people who are at risk because vaccination isn't yet an option for those at risk the way the common flu is. When people being released from the hospital or the first person to get in Fort Worth described what it was like....I certainly don't want to find out. And I don't like hearing how fast it spreads through the local nursing homes and kills people because the workers aren't aware that they are carriers or aren't aware until it's too late. The local reports with the media interviews after family members have died without family by their sides. You can clearly see the grief registered on their faces when they are being interviewed. It may be like any other flu virus or viral pneumonia in terms of death risk if you get sick, but there's not an option for preventative measures right now. That's the sad and potentially scary part.

P.S....If the meat is disappearing again off the shelves, you have the media to thank for that, too.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on April 15, 2020:

I hear you.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on April 15, 2020:

Yes Eric, why not blame the death of a 96 year old on COVID, might as well huh...who will ever know?

I want to make sure that I am clear on this. I hate that even one life has been lost due to this horrible virus that spread due to a series of errors and cover-ups, long before it made its way here.

I realize that precautions are in order for some, for some time.

But for those using this to take advantage of us, to double down on 'taking down Trump', seeing this as some sick opportunity to "fundamentally transform" America, we are onto you turncoats!

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on April 15, 2020:

Interesting take on this. So we will have no less than 40K deaths from Covid 19. That is alarming compared to the 47K that died of suicide in 2017. Terrorism is horrible, it accounts for about 30K worldwide a year.

Our "council" tells us straight up that if you have covid and die it is a covid death -- really? For 96 year old.

This is very interesting but I don't really see blaming people for one thing or another. If we do then we have to also give them credit.

If someone has all the answers they are a full on lowdown dirty dog for not explaining them to the world.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on April 15, 2020:

Love this!!!

https://youtu.be/SC62S0-N3pI

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on April 15, 2020:

Yes, of course that's what I meant T, the Putz prize, he is a shoo-in, but there's a couple others nipping at his heels.

Kyler J Falk from California on April 15, 2020:

I have seen those pictures and claims, Shannon, however, the bodies being buried there are the unclaimed bodies for the city. I assume because the homeless are being rounded up and shoved in what could essentially be called "cages" with one another, as well as the usual high death rates in New York are both proven to be exacerbating the whole scenario. It just feels like there is a lack of real information going around, outside of anecdotal information.

Perhaps I am more biased, staying away from social media posts and favoring strictly the "news" side of things, and this is why I am not seeing any sort of influx of this sort of information. The media would rather spend time attacking the President for his slurred words and misspoken phrases than deliver the actual news.

If you have some sources where I could delve into personal stories, perhaps sites for outreach programs and things of that nature, I'd really like to feel less disconnected from this whole pandemic. Though I will continue to civilly disobey orders even if I take it more seriously, it would be nice to know the supposed 1200+ cases in my county are more threatening than they seem.

The Logician from now on on April 15, 2020:

You mean putz prize, because all he is is a putz (look it up, putz - a stupid or worthless person, fast becoming the job description for today’s journalist).

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on April 15, 2020:

T, yes, why wasn't he advised to do so?

The media is useless, they just seek facetime and to be the one that gets the snarkiest with the President. Of course Acosta is working on his Pulitzer prize.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on April 15, 2020:

Thanks Shannon, yes come back when you have the time to read it and comment on the content.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on April 15, 2020:

I, obviously, agree Kyler, it is becoming more suspicious by the day.

Not denying that either purposefully or accidentally (probably the latter) this virus left China and made its way throughout the world, but at this point, it is definitely being weaponized by some, here in the states.

The Logician from now on on April 15, 2020:

Well as we know, Fauci has said, their models did’t work. Too many faulty assumptions made at the start and I think as we get further along with much more testing data will show the death rate to be very similar to the flu.

One has to ask why Obama wasn’t advised to shut down the country with the swine flu only 10 years ago. That was much worse than this and he did nothing until over a million had it and 17000 had died. No daily TV briefings, nobody cared to make out of it what they are doing with this. I wonder why, I wonder why the MSM isn’t asking why.

Shannon Henry from Texas on April 15, 2020:

Kyler, there are stories personal stories all over the internet of people who have lost loved ones to this virus. Have you seen the photos of the mass graves in New York City? And I do know someone who has likely had it, though her test results were ultimately deemed inconclusive. I'm not saying be afraid or that we should all have our rights taken away, but I am saying that it isn't something to not take seriously. Research is key.

Angie....sorry can't comment to you yet because I haven't read the article yet. Have some work to do first. Just saw this in the feed passing I was doing a quick browse through. It caught my attention about not knowing anyone.

Kyler J Falk from California on April 15, 2020:

I was informed by my general practitioner that I most likely had this virus back in November, and despite being "high-risk" in more ways than one, I was only asymptomatic, as well as my son, while my girlfriend was full-blown coughing for over a month thinking she was going to die. With all these high numbers, I still don't know a single individual who knows someone that has contracted the virus, or that has contracted the virus themselves.

With all the deaths that are in these supposed "hot-spots" I've also been waiting for the videos of meat wagons carrying all these bodies to already-full morgues (forgive my insensitivity, I've dealt with this sort of stuff before and this just doesn't seem to be as real as they say). Where are all the pictures and videos of the dead? Where are all the videos of people sharing their grief in public, whether it be legitimate or for publicity? Where are the calls for more refrigerated trucks and personnel to perform autopsies for these supposed "hot-spot" influxes of dead bodies?

It is all fishy to me, and the lack of transparency from the government coupled with the unusual lack of video and pictures (in an age where that's all anyone does or seeks to do) only sees me civilly disobeying all the demands that are arising for #SaferAtHome and "ordered lock down."

I won't have my civil liberties infringed upon until the government can express to me, coherently and with less word-of-mouth evidence, that if I do not stay home I am literally evil. All this tip-toeing around the topic, media attacks rather than information, it is making it impossible to take this seriously and not feel it is some sort of conspiracy.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on April 15, 2020:

LOL...thanks?

The Logician from now on on April 15, 2020:

Not to worry.

This is the opposition to keeping America great!

https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/14968004_f496.j...

Tyranny hasn’t a chance.

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