The following editorial is written by a current staff writer for Law Enforcement Today.
Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th president of the United States long warned us about Joe Biden. Well, not Joe Biden in particular but a Marxist dictator such as Biden and his handlers.
Because Reagan knew that there were a number of weak-kneed Americans who would be more than willing to be scared into compliance, or who would forget the blood, sweat, and tears that were shed in order to secure the freedoms we enjoy.
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”
“If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth.”
The first statement was spoken by Reagan on Mar. 30, 1961, when I was a mere three years old. According to the Reagan Library, he delivered those words while the country was in the throes of the Cold War with the Soviet Union, only one and one-half years from what would become the Cuban Missile Crisis.
In making the speech, the library said Reagan was seeking to unify the American people around a worthy common goal—that of pursuing freedom, something which he said wasn’t guaranteed to anyone.
The second quote was from Reagan’s speech at the 1964 Republican National Convention. Both statements were made on behalf of Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater, who was running against President Lyndon Johnson.
Never before have those two statements been more pertinent than they are in 2021. The current ruling class in Washington, D.C.—Biden, Pelosi, Schumer—are specifically the people that President Reagan was warning us about.
While during the Cold War Soviet-style communism really never made its way into the fabric of American society, including the media, entertainment, and politics, we have been unable to ward off the influence of Marxism as it has currently permeated nearly every aspect of our country.
Ronald Reagan lived through World War II and although he didn’t serve in the military, he was able to witness firsthand what a threat tyranny posed to our nation and other free nations around the world.
Not since our 41st president—George H.W. Bush have we had a president who had witnessed the ravages of sheer tyranny and the threat a communist and/or Marxist ideology posed to our country.
The World War II generation experienced firsthand what a tyrannical ideology, be it Nazis in Germany or Imperialists in Japan posed to our country.
As a matter of fact, America was moving along fat, dumb and happy until the morning of December 7, 1941, when Japan attacked us without provocation at Pearl Harbor.
Once that happened, our country came together as a nation, realizing that those who opposed us would stop at nothing to see our destruction and that of other free nations.
Since that time, we have had few incidents which brought our country together. The assassination of President John F. Kennedy in November 1963 served as a common bond which helped bring the country together.
Operation Desert Storm served as a rallying point for the country, and the fact that operation was quickly ended probably helped. Finally, the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C., and in the skies over Pennsylvania also served as a means to bring our country together…for a while.
What changed? For one, during the years after September 11, social media became a thing. Numerous conspiracy theories were given life by Facebook and YouTube “experts,” and doubt crept in. Was it an inside job? Were the World Trade Center collapses a “controlled demolition?”
Some wild conspiracy theories attempted to suggest the airplanes the world saw strike the Twin Towers and the Pentagon were in fact “holograms.” This is how absurd things have gotten. It also tells you that a lot of Americans do not trust the government.
After the 9/11 attacks, a lot of Americans swore they would “never forget.” And for most of us who watched in horror the events of that day, we have not forgotten. Still, there is a percentage of people who have forgotten and that is a sad commentary on the world we live in.
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They do say that time heals all wounds, and that is true to an extent. But the sheer magnitude of the Sept 11 attacks and how they were carried out was something that hadn’t been experienced before in American history.
It is one thing to attack the military (although clearly no less egregious) but using passenger airlines to launch an attack on the U.S. was way over the top.
Still, a lot of people no longer feel the shock and horror they did that September morning. Surprisingly, those include the ruling class in our country, such as Biden, Pelosi and Schumer.
Growing up, it was always believed that just as in World War II, the main threat to our way of life was a military one. While I was not in school during the Cuban Missile Crisis, I do recall conversations around the kitchen table about the threat posed by the communists.
That brings us to the events of the past twenty or so months. You can believe whatever you want about the origins of the virus however if it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it’s s duck.
The more information that comes out the more it seems like the release of this virus was anything but a naturally occurring virus that was released by a bat. Whether the virus was released by accident (doubt it) or on purpose (more likely), really is beside the point.
Look at what has happened since January 2020. Constitutional rights have been undermined, election laws were changed, American people traded their liberty for what they were told was their safety and security, a roaring economy has been reduced to a whimper, and we are about to see one of the largest usurpations of personal liberty, if not the largest one—loss of gainful employment and your guaranteed right of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness—if you refuse to get a vaccination for a virus with roughly a 97.3% survival rate.
Since January 2020, the government has managed to turn neighbor against neighbor, sibling against sibling over the wearing of a mask which we have been told works, doesn’t work, works again, need two of them, maybe three…the guidance has been all over the place, making people rightly skeptical.
The odd thing about the virus is that just when we seemed to be getting a handle on it and things were returning to some semblance of normal, the “Delta” variant came out.
Now that the Delta variant has seemed to peak and returning toward normal, there is the Mu variant or something like that. Doesn’t all of this seem just a little too weird, a little too contrived?
Sorry, this is all just too weird, as if someone (or some people) are maybe behind all of this. The other day, an official in Australia said the quiet part out loud when she spoke of the “new world order.”
We have heard other variations of that over the past 18 months or so, including from Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who both spoke of the Great Reset.
The fake pope has also used those words.
Heard of “Build Back Better” from Sleepy Joe Biden? Yes, right out of the Great Reset. Last week, the Secretary General of the U.N. used the same words to speak about a new “global initiative.” Making sense yet?
I have always personally been a great admirer of President Reagan and the quotes above. At no time in my 63 years did I ever think I’d see anything close to what he described happening.
Especially after September 11, I honestly thought we had turned the corner and would move forward with a sense of common purpose. Then came the virus.
We are supposed to believe that 80 million people voted for the vegetable that currently occupies the White House, who can’t get through a “speech” without fumbling, bumbling and mumbling?
We are to believe that someone who had to record a statement to commemorate the Sept. 11 terror attacks is running the show? Someone that has his feed cut off by the White House by someone who is afraid he may tell the truth accidentally about what is going on?
Clearly this was all part of the plan, put up someone who was advertised as “moderate” while you have far-left neo-Marxist radicals pulling the puppet strings behind the scenes.
All of this has frankly been way too perfect and sadly, due to the divide in our country perpetrated by the mainstream media, social media, entertainment and politics around half the American people cannot see the forest for the trees.
People have been convinced that in order to protect themselves from a virus which has been politicized and for which it’s difficult to get an honest answer they must sacrifice all of their liberty rights.
The half that doesn’t buy into the daily panic has now gotten to the point where they believe nothing coming from public health officials due to their continuous flip-flopping.
So bad has it gotten that people ignore the fact that the man who is the leader of the free world who has to make national addresses in the afternoon because his bedtime is at seven is a cognitive mess. This is the person we must rely on to stand up to international aggression and thugs such as Putin and Xi.
People ignore the fact that last week, this man threatened 100 million Americans that they would lose their jobs if they didn’t get the vaccine for a virus so serious that he exempted businesses with under 100 employees as well as postal employees.
How bad can it be? Are employees in businesses with less than 100 employees immune? Postal workers immune? Yet that one-half of the American people don’t see an issue with the sheer hypocrisy and insanity of such a policy.
I read an article in which the author talked about a class he had taken and where most of the parents of students had gone through World War II, with most of his classmates being Jewish and some had lost relatives in the Holocaust.
He related the following:
A Nazi guard orders a prisoner to bury a fellow prisoner alive or be killed himself. The prisoner obeys and follows the illegal order. But before the victim is completely buried and suffocates from the dirt, the Nazi guard orders that he be uncovered. Then, the Nazi guard turns to the dirt-covered prisoner and says to him, no bury your fellow prisoner who tried to bury you.
The question posed to the class was what would they do if they were the dirt-covered prisoner.
The answers were as expected with some in the class using “an eye for an eye” and saying they would bury him until he suffocated, justifying it with the fact they were going to do that to them. Others took the stance of “two wrongs don’t make a right.”
What did the teacher say?
“…that Nazi guard had no right to order either of you to kill the other. It was an illegal order. There is no reason either of you should obey his commands. The best response would be for both of you together to overwhelm the Nazi guard or at least to make the attempt.”
We have seen that exact scenario play out over the past twenty months. Neighbor turning in neighbor for “violating coronavirus mandates” set by power-hungry governors. This isn’t exactly a Kobayashi Maru scenario, aka a “no win” situation. There is the “legal” thing to do and the “right” thing to do.
This isn’t a case where you’re “harboring a criminal.” These are typically subjective “orders” issued by power mad governors on a whim without any type of science backing. These are moral decisions which are best made outside the mandates of government tyrants.
When will people realize that these emergency orders are not being done to protect people but to control people?
The article compares the American people to pawns in a chess game.
“They are but pawns on a chessboard being moved wherever the chess master desires in a grand strategy that would easily sacrifice a pawn to save the king. Not only the queen, but also the bishop, knight and rook are more valuable than the lowly pawn. “
“So if you are a pawn, your purpose is only strategic, and you have no value of your own.”
People need to realize that when you hear “I’m from the government and I’m here to help” those are the scariest nine words in the English language.
Look, we don’t know who’s running the show, but you can be pretty darn certain it is not Joe Biden. Who exactly is the “they” he keeps talking about when he says, “they told me to call on” a specific reporter or “they told me not to answer any questions.” Who the hell is “they?”
It might be important for the American people, especially those who jump at every demand or edict issued by the ruling class to be aware of. After all, they are sacrificing their freedom and liberty based on those very demands.
In my mind this whole covid thing has been something of a test, to find out exactly how much the American people are willing to take, and as it turns out, at least half of them are willing to take a lot.
The ruling class—whoever they are—has managed to convince the American people that only they are capable of making those life and death decisions, adjusting the “science” to meet their desired outcome while conspiring with social media to quash opposing opinions.
Sadly, the words spoken by President Reagan nearly 60 years ago may prove to be more prophetic and come sooner than anyone thought. Reagan’s words served as a warning but unfortunately that warning has gone unheeded.
I never thought that the generation Reagan was talking about would be upon us so soon.
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