As soon because they got news of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Western elites dusted business war drums. MSNBC could be the most hawkish network at the moment, but others aren't far behind. \”Fight for freedom,\” their anchors and guests say. As if they weren't a class of people that, as I recently noted here, are ideologically allied with the murderous Chinese Communist Party.
Putin is attacking Ukraine – despite its intimate ties towards the superpowers from the West – because the West is weak. And what makes the West weak is tyranny, woke ideology, along with a globalist type of rulers who explicitly detest their very own nations and have made enemies of the people.
In the months prior to Putin's invasion, Western leaders pummeled their very own people, blaming the spread of COVID-19 on pastors and volunteers and elderly couples who only wanted to be there for each other.
It's been more than two years since the outbreak of the Chinese virus. But this very week, I just read the storyline of the elderly woman in the midwest barred by government-bribed medical bureaucrats from her husband's hospital room for more than 8 weeks after his December COVID-19 diagnosis. All she wants would be to sprinkle holy water on his chest, she says:
“It’s been hard. There’s days I've anxiety, also it usually comes out at night where I’m fearing I’m getting a middle-of-the-night call they explained he died, and that i wasn’t there to carry his hand and say 'I adore you, goodbye.''
Her story is commonplace, along with a mild example.
Meanwhile, Biden's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a brand new national terrorism advisory this month announcing that federal agents are monitoring citizens who share \”misinformation\” about COVID-19 and the administration's draconian vaccine mandates.
Dissenters Don't have any Rights
They said the same about citizens (a huge share of America's voters) who publicly express doubts concerning the legitimacy from the 2022 election, that was infamously mired in fraud and backroom dealing. \”These threat actors aim to exacerbate societal friction to sow discord and undermine public rely upon government institutions to encourage unrest, which could potentially inspire acts of violence,\” the DHS said.
All this after White House officials and also the Department of Justice coordinated using the nation's education bureaucrats to announce that concerned parents pose a \”domestic terrorism\” threat simply because they attend school board meetings to complain of abuses and cover-ups at their children's government-run schools.
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One from the main inciting incidents? A father turned up in a school board meeting to confront officials who (we have since learned of a certainty) hidden his 14-year-old daughter's rape, which took place on school property. The rapist was wearing a skirt as he sodomized her within the girls' bathroom. On the school board's agenda the day the father confronted them was a vote on whether or not to allow boys to enter girls' restrooms as a matter of policy.
The Same in Canada
According to Canada's Pm Justin Trudeau, Joe Biden agreed with him over the telephone that Americans should suffer consequences for donating towards the \”Freedom Convoy\” of truckers who traveled to the Canadian capital to show against the nation's COVID-19 regime.
Trudeau had threatened these truckers, the lifeblood of United states markets, with absolute ruin unless they submitted to forced injections from the Big-Pharma-Big-Government COVID-19 shot. To ensure they understood resistance is futile, he then invoked the wartime Emergency Act the very first time in Canada's history to freeze citizen's accounts, confiscate their property, and literally trample them underneath the hoofs of mounted police.
Think it couldn't take place in America? Tell that towards the hundreds of defendants in the case of January 6th, still languishing in cells near the capitol, some in solitary confinement, others reportedly beaten by guards, and many still wondering what they are even being charged with. One woman's government-appointed lawyer made her watch propaganda films and testify in the court that they used to be motivated by \”racism\” but now repents.
Keep in mind the \”crime\” in many of those people's cases was sauntering in to the capitol, politely greeted by police on their way in. All of this to state nothing from the one casualty of the January 6th protest: an unarmed woman shot dead by a capitol guard.
Freedom Talk Fails Anymore
Scores have previously died on both sides from the conflict in Ukraine as Russian troops continue their incursion. Western pundits evoke images of Ukrainian families hunkering down in their homes, praying together in schools and churches, mothers wiping tears from their children's cheeks.
War is ugly. And with emotions running high, individuals with the ugliest intentions and people most insulated in the brutal realities of war are often the first one to collect themselves and begin directing the stunned public to their own advantage.
\”Look at the cruelty of it,\” they are saying, after which indicate the villain of the drama. All too often, the goodhearted American public looks distractedly in whatever direction they point, then cries out for vengeance. More war.
We saw this within the lead-up to the first Gulf War, when our leaders told us horror stories about Iraqi aggressions in Kuwait. We had bad actors perform the same soon after the 9/11 terror attacks. And as the U.S. invaded Iraq. As well as in Syria.
But now, it's different.
We Know Better Now
This time, the public isn't stunned and distracted. Instead, we're canny, careful, and on high alert after a lot more than 2 yrs of watching our elites take every advantage they might, over the dead bodies of as many of us as it takes to pave the way for their cynical, inhumane vision for the future.
We know from painful and immediate experience that these oligarchs are ruthless, and unbound by idea of honor or national loyalty. And that we know they're capable of acting as one – betraying our well-being and serving instead a type of global monostate answerable to no one but themselves.
So when Joe Biden popularized the podium Tuesday to declare his deep love for the \”thriving democracies\” from the West and to tell us they are under attack, the general public didn't look vengefully in direction of the Russian aggressor he pointed to. Instead they looked keenly at their own democracy, which is not thriving, after which back at their failed leader, who is one of the globalist ruling class that's actively subjugating it.
With a convincing vote of no-confidence gathering around him just like a cloud, Biden added moments later: \”Defending freedom will have costs for all of us too, at home. We have to be honest about this.\” We rolled our eyes. You can almost hear the country groan.
Never before has got the clamor of war drums thudded so hollow.
Taking Freedom Back
As I write this, a united states convoy of truckers – inspired by their friends in Canada – is headed for our own nation's capital to show. Rumor has it they're already starting to arrive in DC.
If recent events are any indication, might we expect to see citizens of our \”thriving democracy\” brutalized and imprisoned for peacefully demonstrating outside of Joe Biden's first State from the Union address on March 1? It seems likely.
And inside our nation's tactically fortified capitol, between jagged, colorless fences and jackbooted troops, Biden will again attract a good-natured loyalty and trust he and his cohorts have but eradicated from your land: \”Will you fight for our freedoms?\”
Yes we will. Until we get them back from you.
Jason Jones is really a senior cause of The Stream. He's a film producer, author, activist and human rights worker.