The Real Virus is Fear… and the Belief in “The State”

Best protestor at the first big right to assemble protest; "FEAR IS THE REAL VIRUS"

Best protestor at the first big right to assemble protest; “FEAR IS THE REAL VIRUS”

The last couple of months have been disappointing, even for an optimist like me. As a tremendous overreaction to a virus, a medical authoritarian state has arisen across the planet. Some government gangs have gone farther than others with this COVID crackdown, but it’s been common in most places across the United States to see restaurants, bars, and various other businesses partially or fully shut down in response to the “orders” of men and women calling themselves “governors”.

As one might expect, with only the ability to provide take-out or delivered food, many restaurants closed temporarily rather than offer those limited services. Some have since shuttered permanently including several local eateries, one of which had been in business over two decades here in Keene, the popular Elm City Bagels.

Even the local newspaper, the Keene Sentinel, is asking for donations. They were already losing subscribers over the last two decades, but when a traditionally advertiser-supported media company starts asking for direct reader support, you know they are seeing some really tough times. Newspapers across the country are slashing jobs as advertisers are disappearing.

It’s not just newspapers, but radio and television are also suffering from a major advertiser downturn. I spend my mornings calling talk radio stations across the country to pitch my show to them, and many are seeing large drops in ad revenue. Radio companies have been laying off employees and asking others to take pay cuts. The next step will be some stations going out of business entirely and selling their assets for pennies on the dollar.

These are just a few examples of how business is taking it on the chin economically, which leads to personal destruction in the lives of the owners and employees. Those who advocate for the forced shutdowns say things like “if it just saves one life”. What about the lives of those people who have already committed suicide due to their life drastically changing for the worse? How about the people who are being physically beaten by government agents in places like New York City or Uganda, just for leaving their homes?

Masked Concord Gang Members Threaten Parents, Kids at Playground

Masked Concord Gang Members Threaten Parents, Kids at Playground

How many people would have quarantined themselves if it weren’t “required”? Are these tyrannical governors’ “emergency orders” even legal? Arguably, even under the state system, they are not, but that’s not going to persuade a cop from ceasing an arrest. Sure, you can challenge the arrest in court later, if you survive it and can afford the attorneys. Legal or not, some states are enforcing their orders with violence. The New Hampshire government gang has been mostly hands-off regarding police enforcement, though they are still trying to intimidate in some cases.

We can’t be sure how many people would choose to put these state “guidelines” into place if they didn’t think they were mandatory. I spoke with a local business owner recently about the idea that the governor’s “orders” are actually just suggestions. I even had an attorney who was interested in taking the case if the owner opened up in spite of the governor’s orders. Despite having an attorney’s interest, the owner was not willing to have to face down the government gang.

They government people can be a scary bunch, and everyone knows that they have the power to ruin your life and business if they want. As we’ve seen with the salon owners and barbers who’ve bravely stood up against “the state” people across the country, most of them roll over and submit once their “license” gets pulled and they are then facing hundreds of dollars a day in fines. Why would they pay the fines? Obedience to the system. Certainly, they know on some level that if they don’t pay – men with guns calling themselves “the police” will show up and stop them from opening their business.

Whether people obey because they actually agree with the lockdowns and are afraid of catching the virus, or whether they obey because they are afraid of the state gang members’ retribution, the common element is fear.

Fear is the opposite of love. It is a killer. Fear kills dreams and opportunities. It kills fun and enthusiasm. Fear kills inspiration and hope. I could surely continue this list, but in this bizarre world we’ve found ourselves in, fear is killing the economy and freedom and the people calling themselves “the state” or “the federal government” are feeding on the fear and destruction. Many people are begging the state people to rule them and to rule harder – with an iron fist – if it just saves one life.

Did New Hampshire people choose death over freedom?

Did New Hampshire people choose death over freedom?

It’s been particularly disappointing to witness the effects of fear here in the supposed “Live Free or Die” state. Sure, there have been some great protests with hundreds attending at the state house, but we haven’t had much in the way of resistance against this tyranny from businesses, the activity of which is what gives life to the economy. Though one NH salon owner has this week filed a lawsuit against “HIS EXCELLENCY” governor Chris Sununu’s office, even this “pushback” still acknowledges that the state is in charge. Suing works within their system, acknowledging its legitimacy. It’s asking one tentacle of the monsterous state to stop the other one from choking you to death.

The salon owner suing the governor’s office isn’t wrong for doing so. She believes it’s her only option. The state reopening “guidance”, which confusingly are also termed “orders” to make them sound mandatory, are strangling her salon and will put her under. To simply reopen her business in whatever way she wants, ignoring the guidelines that would harm her, is to her not even an option. However, that is the solution to this medical authoritarian tyranny: ignore the state, damn the consequences, and open your doors, business owners!

Belief in and obedience to the idea of “the state” is what has gotten us to this point in the first place. Whenever the first “business license” was created by the state gang, freedom-loving business owners should have pushed back and refused to get one. No one should have to beg for permission to offer a product or service in a free market. Sadly, for whatever reason, they got the licenses and subjected themselves to the arbitrary rule of the state gang, consenting to the idea of a regulated marketplace. Now, when the state gang says jump, they do what they are told, or men with guns will destroy their livelihood.

If enough business owners opened up, and it wouldn’t even need to be a majority of them, maybe just ten percent – the state could not stop them all. If they refused to pay the fines, their freedom-loving customers would support them, surely. If the arrests come, let them. If the state gang wants to show the people how violent they are, let’s show people the violence clearly on video. We don’t need the idea of “the state” or coercive government. It’s important to realize, “the state” is just an idea. One in which people believe so strongly they’re willing to kill for it, if necessary, but ultimately a mass delusion. The idea of the state doesn’t make life better. The state destroys life and feed off of productivity. The state propagates fear and war. If people are afraid, the state’s power grows. War is the health of the state, and surprise! The government goons and its lapdog media are talking about the COVID thing like it’s a war.

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The federal gang are also printing money at record levels, already multiple trillions added to the debt and likely more on the way, worse than any war in U.S. history. While it looks on the surface like they are helping – free money is arriving in bank accounts – there is a cost to this, and it’s called inflation and possibly hyperinflation.

The state cultists want to remind you of why you need them. But you really don’t. If you do want the state in your life, bend over, cause they’re gonna give it all to you as hard and fast as they can get away with. Just like they did after 9/11, but worse this time.

Though I will continue to attend them, protests are just begging. Free people refuse to obey. Open up. Stop asking permission. Do the right thing, before it’s too late.

Oh, and if you love liberty, get to New Hampshire ASAP and help us. If now isn’t the time to migrate for liberty, when will it be time?

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7 Comments

  1. As always, Ian, your careful use of language is duly noted and appreciated.

    Well said and thank you!

    “What we have to do is knock off this fantasy of being citizens inside a democratic state. I mean, what we are… are the propagandized masses inside a fascist dictatorship.” -Terence McKenna

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  2. Either the State is a criminal organization, or people who use threats of initiatory violence or actual initiatory violence as a means can become exempt from criminality if they just undergo certain magical political rituals.

    People who fail to follow or believe in the results of the magical rituals, are legally criminals even when they harm nobody.
    Words speak louder than actions, This inversion, is known as “reality”.

    “When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.”

    ? Frédéric Bastiat

  3. This is the same type of story you wrote a couple of weeks ago. A person’s life is more important then a pizza joint being open.

    You advocate, as usual, defying the protocols that were put in place for people’s safety. You blame everyone from police to politicians. If these restaurants aren’t open, they aren’t making money, thus, taxes more than likely will change.

    Again this is just another slap in the face to health care workers who will have to risk their lives taking care of someone who thinks they know more than everyone else and gets covid-19.

    Save the poor me speech and the William Wallace speech. Places will open when they can not because a few people get together risking their own lives. This covid-19 pandemic isn’t just going to go away in a short time. This may last a number of months.

  4. “A person’s life is more important then a pizza joint being open.” (sic)

    Are you really this stupid, Jumping Jacks? Do you think that CV is the only thing in the world that kills people? Poverty kills way more people than CV ever will.

    “You advocate, as usual, defying the protocols that were put in place for people’s safety.”

    No, Jumping Jacks. We’re arguing that the rules they’re making aren’t based on scientific reasoning and are just being made up as they go along. Worse still, these politicians and bureaucrats aren’t harmed equally and are thus completed insulated from the consequences of bad policy. A bad combination to be sure and worthy of criticism.

    “You blame everyone from police to politicians.”

    Obviously, Jumping Jacks. That’s because they deserve to be blamed. But we especially blame assholes like you who consign everyone else to further hardship because you prefer to live your lives in perpetual fear and hence are too weak to question anyone who says he’s in charge.

    “If these restaurants aren’t open, they aren’t making money, thus, taxes more than likely will change.”

    The broken window fallacy, Jumping Jacks? Really?

    Anyway, you won’t find anyone here stupid enough to swallow that load of horseshit. No businesses eventually means no town, numbnuts. Ever heard of Flint, MI, genius?

    “Again this is just another slap in the face to health care workers who will have to risk their lives taking care of someone who thinks they know more than everyone else and gets covid-19.”

    And again, moral solipsism at its best. You’re on a roll, Jumping Jacks.

    “Places will open when they can not because a few people get together risking their own lives.” (sic)

    Wrong again, Jumping Jacks. Ever heard of of Karl Manke? He’s got kind of a following these days – mostly because he fought the law. Guess who won?

    https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2020/05/13/lawyer-state-set-suspend-owosso-barbers-license/5183577002/

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/michigan-coronavirus-lockdown-news-barber-owosso-city-a9528056.html

    https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/05/20/859921600/barbers-cut-hair-on-the-michigan-capitol-lawn-to-protest-anti-coronavirus-shutdo

    “This covid-19 pandemic isn’t just going to go away in a short time. This may last a number of months.”

    We’ll see, numbnuts, but a lot of doctors think if this goes on that long, the consequences will be far worse than CV itself.

    https://www.scribd.com/document/462319362/A-Doctor-a-Day-Letter-Signed

  5. Roger the shrubber – Again with this? Your post is full of nonsense. I have already posted my statements. How ever you take them is your business. But pointing out obvious and far fetched points does nothing to help your case.

    Your constant name calling shows the immaturity of your persona.

  6. Wow. That’s very thought-provoking, Jumping Jacks. Truly it is.

    Anyway, what do you think of this Karl Manke fellow? It was pretty ballsy of him to call Gretchen Whitmer on her bullshit, wasn’t it? Now the whole state of MI hates her guts. I’ll bet she wasn’t expecting that when she first decided to audition as Joe Biden’s VP. Do you think she’ll resort to violence next to show everyone how tough she is? I’ll bet you’re all for that kind of overreaction, aren’t you numbnuts?

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