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Thorner: What others are saying about life in America after Covid-19




By Nancy Thorner –

As written by Gary D. Barnett in his article dated May 9, 2020, The Coronavirus Response: The Ultimate Goal is Control of All Humanity:

Propaganda is the most useful tool of those that desire to hold power over others, and for the global ruling class, this equates to power over all.

It is first necessary to create some sort of broad chaos or crisis in order to present a particular scenario meant to initiate fear. This will immediately trigger the herd mentality in the masses, and an escape toward safety will be sought. The next step once the herd is gathered is to first offer protection, and then to offer a solution to guarantee future safety. Once the herd accepts this premise, control by small outside forces becomes possible. As long as the propaganda continues and is accepted by the herd, which requires a continuance of fear, the more control that will evident.

This is exactly what has happened as of late due to a false pandemic called Covid-19. . . As freedom disappears, resistance will lessen, regardless whether the loss of individual freedom is accomplished by voluntary reaction or by force.

CA writer, Burt Prelutsky

Burt Prelutsky, who lives in Los Angeles, CA, writes a daily witty, political commentary through subscription only. Burt has graciously permitted me to share a portion of two of his recent commentaries.

In his May 4, 2020 commentary, Burt not only writes about the present, but he also goes back in time to show how history repeats itself.

"Most of us are looking forward to a post-Covid-19 America, but I’m very concerned that it won’t be quite as wonderful as we’re hoping.
For one thing, I assume that once the nation is open once again, the governors and state legislatures, not to mention Congress, will look to increase the tax rate in order to make up for all the lost revenue.  It will even seem logical.  After all, the bills didn’t disappear just because nobody was making money.  
Well, not exactly nobody.  The federal government has certainly been “making” money.  They barely turned off the printing presses, as they ran off trillions of dollars in funny money, increasing inflation and deflating the value of the dollar.  In other words, they came up with a permanent solution to a temporary problem, which also happens to be the classic definition of suicide.

The virus may have started in atheistic China, but the Democrats see it as a godsend.  After all, it destroyed President Trump’s supercharged economy.

It's history repeating itself.  The Great Depression was blamed on Herbert Hoover, which gave FDR the opportunity to take advantage of the financial collapse to introduce Socialism to America by creating Social Security, a pyramid scheme that would have been illegal if it had been pulled off by an individual instead of by the federal government.

But FDR didn’t stop there.  He also created several new departments and agencies, and expanded several that already existed, knowing that bureaucrats always support the government because the government literally supports them.

Roosevelt’s programs inevitably prolonged the Depression, but, for the Democrats, that was a small price to pay for the unfettered power they enjoyed.

By controlling the White House for 20 consecutive years, the Liberals not only got to enact all the laws they liked, they got to install all nine justices of the Supreme Court, ensuring that their laws would be deemed constitutional.

Looking back, it’s rather alarming to realize that a 21 year old Republican who voted for the first time in 1932 would have to wait until he was middle-aged in 1952 before he would ever get to help elect a president.

But as concerned as I am about what politicians will be up to going forward, I am even more fearful of an electorate who cowered under their beds, surrendering their civil rights, afraid of a virus that has killed so relatively few people…and generally only those who were elderly and/or had impaired immune systems.

Loss of Religious Liberty
Burt's commentary of May 9, 2020, discussed the loss of religious liberty.
"Whenever you see those three religious leaders getting together, it’s either at an ecumenical conference or it’s a joke and they’re walking into a bar.
What I would like is to see them walking into is the Supreme Court and suing various fascistic governors for shutting down their churches and synagogues in violation of the First Amendment.

Nowhere in the Constitution is it written that although the State is prohibited from interfering with the free practice of religion, all bets are off in case there happens to be a virus floating around.

We’ve all heard that you can’t unring a bell, can’t shove toothpaste back in the tube and can’t eat your cake and have it, too.  But I’m wondering if we’ll ever be able to get governors, mayors and the members of Congress to relinquish the police state powers they’ve been enjoying.

Unfortunately, there isn’t a long history of despots surrendering power once they’ve savored its intoxicating allure.

I mean, they’ve always been attracted to the bribes that go with handing out contracts to land developers and construction outfits.  But this is a brand new high.  It’s like moving on from marijuana to cocaine, or so I’ve heard.

As authoritarian as Governors Cuomo, Newsom, Whitmer and Hogan, have been, they may all have to take a backseat to Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker.

Although he has been a hardliner when it comes to forcing the people of his state to imprison themselves, when he was asked how it was that Mrs. Pritzker had not only ignored the stay-at-home order, but traveled to Florida, he climbed up on his high horse and proclaimed that where he came from, the families of politicians were off-limits.  But, of course, nobody really cared about his wife’s travel plans, only about his hypocrisy.  But he did sound a lot like Mafia dons in the past whose code of conduct meant they could kill each other with impunity, but not the wives and kids.

“My official duties have nothing to do with my family,” he blathered on.  Right, they only have to do with everybody else’s family.

“So I’m just not going to answer that question.  I consider it inappropriate and downright reprehensible.”

In other words, he and Queen Victoria are not amused.

Is there nobody in Illinois with the gumption to recall this self-important governor?"
About Cops and National Guard units
"It’s not just politicians who take an oath to defend the U.S. Constitution, so I’ve been delighted to see various sheriffs around the country refuse to carry out certain orders that conflict with the Second Amendment. 
But why am I not seeing cops and members of the states’ National Guard units rebelling against illegal orders to shut down beaches and arrest ministers and congregations for holding religious services?
We’ve all grown used to seeing cops and soldiers doing the bidding of dictators in Russia, China, North Korea, Cuba, Hong Kong and Venezuela, but this isn’t Russia, China, North Korea, Cuba, Hong Kong or Venezuela, and it makes me sick to see our people in uniform blindly taking unconstitutional orders from petty tyrants.
About Burt Prelutsky
Burt Prelutsky, born in Chicago, now lives in CA. He has been a humor columnist for the  L.A. Times and a movie critic Burt has authored eight books, and has written extensively for TV (5 movies, along with episodes of “Dragnet,” “McMillan & Wife,” “MASH,” “Mary Tyler Moore,” “Rhoda,” “Bob Newhart,” “Dr. Quinn” and “Diagnosis Murder”).  Burt now writes a daily subscription-only political commentary that is filled with humor, wit, and truth. 
Contact Burt at [email protected] for information to sign up for his commentaries.  Since his subscription year runs from September 1st to the following September, Prelutsky is offering a special discount rate of $35.00 for new subscribers.  For that nominal fee you will receive a delightful Burt commentary each day until September 1st, 2020, when you will have an opportunity to enroll for a year's subscription.  You won't be sorry you did.
Mr. Prelutsky's most recent book, Angels on Tap, is undoubtedly unlike any book you have ever read in your life  Its sixteen short chapters weave together a wonderful story that is overflowing with humor, with an equal number of "food for thought" moments.  Each chapter has its own story to tell.  View here Angels on Tap as a major movie film.


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