by Robert L. Maginnis
King Solomon wrote those words almost three thousand years ago and yet they apply to many of our “leaders” now addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. These people are wicked, control freaks who pretend to be compassionate yet in fact they are cruel for leveraging our fears, standing behind questionable science and using our government to radically alter America.
Former President Barack Obama’s chief of staff Rahm Emmanuel once said, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”
Mr. Emmanuel borrowed that idea from fellow Chicago community organizer and communist theorist Saul Alinsky, who wrote in “Rules for Radicals,” “Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and chance the future.”
Our invisible enemy, COVID-19, provides the perfect crisis for radical change by leftist “leaders” because American society does feel frustrated, defeated, and lost – it is seized with unrealistic fear.
There is no doubt that some of these leftist “leaders” are leveraging this crisis to remake America into a social state guided by questionable science. Alinsky outlined his roadmap for taking control, creating a social state.
Now that, according to Alinsky’s theory, America is “willing to let go of the past and chance the future,” our wicked “leaders” are going for the juggler vein of our society. Specifically, these wolves in sheep’s clothing are tapping into our collective fears aided by the scientific community and bolstered by a sympathetic mainstream media. They seek to control our healthcare, create widespread poverty through massive debt making us all poor and thus dependent on big government, seek to remove our guns to deny citizens the ability to defend themselves against tyrants, undermine our belief in God by shuttering our churches, and creating class warfare between the wealthy and the poor.
The fact is these wicked agents are succeeding more than most of us want to admit.
So, who is really running our lives today? Our left-leaning government authorities are standing squarely behind a bunch of unelected wonks with global government designs who are quickly managing to suspend our constitution in the name of arresting the pandemic.
In our new world “science” is king, our savior, and we must all bow at that throne because we are humbled by fear.
The evidence of that complicity is widespread. We willingly accept home incarceration, the cancelation of all schools, draconian policies that shuttered our economy, and bought into the idea that we must freeze our cocooned lives until king “science” provides a vaccine to save the world. Meanwhile, big brother government surveils our every move and statement, police drag people off public transportation for failing to social distance or wear a mask and small business owners are jailed for daring to re-open in order to survive. And many tens of millions of fellow Americans are jobless and our savings is all but evaporating.
News flash! King “science” shares a great deal of responsibility for this crisis. It has become a trojan horse for power hungry leftists, a façade for growing radicals’ control and building their social state.
The fact is “science” is not the guide to all truth. It is objectively irrational. After all the widespread fear associated with the COVID-19 pandemic as interpreted by “science” gave leftists almost total authority to dictate new public policy while labeling those among us who are skeptical as science-deniers.
These progressives are control freaks who label our skepticism as “political theater,” religious ultra-conservativism, “deeply problematic,” yet a growing chorus of scientists admit their peers like fossil Dr. Anthony Fauci worship at an altar called scientism and yes, science often fails.
Paul A. Offit, an infectious disease specialist, writes in “Pandora’s Lab” that science has unleashed “evils that caused much suffering and death.” That’s why the scientific method demands skepticism, and intolerance of questioning any scientific finding is a major step toward the death of the discipline itself.
We’ve been set-up. After all, behavior follows perception and today, the scientific establishment is in league with Alinsky leftists and power-hungry officials – elected or appointed – who are tapping into our fear. Fact is most Americans, according to polls, blindly accept the science which fuels fear. This is tantamount to what the 20th century Soviet communists did to a large swath of the world during the Cold War – they created fear which allowed them to dominate many countries.
Mostly the Democrat Party leadership is behind the present draconian lockdown and they are encouraged by globalists like billionaire Bill Gates, someone who favors depopulation and believes vaccines are the answer to the world’s problems.
This phalanx of progressive [read wicked] “leaders” is downright scary as are their actions.
Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker (Democrat) uses science as a shield against his decision to keep churches closed. “I’m not the one providing that guidance. It really is what the scientists and epidemiologists are recommending,” Pritzker said. Churches and other large gatherings can only open once there is a vaccine perhaps sometime in the next year and a half. Pritzker is sticking with that decision even though Illinois pastors said they would strictly follow government guidelines such as temperature checks at the door, providing hand sanitizer and masks, as well as social distancing.
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (Democrat) is working overtime to stamp out any seed of freedom. She’s in legal battles with a growing chorus of dissenters to her radical policies. One lawsuit claims that “medical providers are on the brink of financial ruin, facing extreme revenue shortages caused by the governor’s order forcing the postponement or cancellation of so-called ‘non-essential procedures.” Evidently, the governor’s order so far resulted in thousands of healthcare workers being furloughed or laid off.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (Democrat) threatened to “permanently” shut down houses of worship that violated his ban on gatherings.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Democrat) tried to use the COVID pandemic to rework American society in her radical image. She launched a questionable coronavirus stimulus bill entitled Heroes Act, a $3 trillion proposal that she larded with gifts to leftist causes: Planned Parenthood, cash for illegals, marijuana banking, blue-state bailouts, rigged elections, early freeing of felon inmates, and a new way of defining the family. Her 1,800-page love letter to the progressive base doesn’t even pretend to make a serious attempt at COVID relief. In fact, Senate leader Mitch McConnell called it a “seasonal catalog of left-wing oddities.”
Not every country is acting as if its hair is on fire. The unseen virus didn’t intimidate the Swedish government, which took a very different approach that protected its economy.
The Swedes embraced a herd immunity strategy which argues that once most of the population has had the virus then the threat of a deadly second wave is behind them.
Some American leaders are coming around to the Swedish model. They are concluding that lockdowns are not sustainable and it’s beyond naïve to keep things nailed down until there is a vaccine, as some scientists and progressive officials contend. After all, much of this disease remains poorly understood, but following some of the so-called scientific advice could very well lead to more severe outbreaks down the road.
Most Americans are coming around as well. Initially they bought into official calls for the great lockdown – stay-at-home orders, canceled schools and disrupted lives. They told pollster Scott Rasmussen the disruptions in their lives to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 was “worth it” but that widespread support is quickly waning.
A recent poll found an ideological schism, however. Republicans now believe by a wide margin, 73-21 percent, that the economic threat is more serious than the health issue. Democrats worry most, 64 to 31 percent, about the health aspects of the current pandemic as opposed to the economic.
Perhaps the growing skepticism at least on the political right is justified. After all the numbers of COVID-19 cases don’t seem to match the draconian response. Those who look behind the racy COVID headlines find ample justification to question the scientists and their leftist fans. But of course, such questioning of authorities and above all the science is deceit and truth is revolutionary.
So, we sit back and accept our stimulus checks, visit those stores government labels “essential,” while we watch our dreams evaporate as the latest computer model tracking the virus reminds our skeptical side of the doomsday climate change prognosticators. Meanwhile, the COVID fallout is quickly getting out of control – jobs, debt and self-worth.
Alinsky said “[a] revolutionary organizer must shake up the prevailing patterns of their lives.” Certainly, thanks to COVID, the leftists are doing just that. Even though the virus is a real issue, the present day Alinsky disciples are using this crisis for their benefit to fuel their power-lust to realize a remade America.
What’s clear to me is that Alinsky radicals are wicked and their compassion is cruel. That shouldn’t surprise anyone. After all, Alinsky said “The first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom – [was] Lucifer.”
Lucifer, Satan is the father of lies and the great deceiver. He is using fear to manipulate mankind via COVID-19, by an over reliance on science, wicked leaders and a politically correct mainstream media.
Lucifer’s compassion is cruel to the core as is that of his proxies.
Robert Maginnis is the author of seven books to include The Deeper State, Progressive Evil and the newest being released this summer, Collision Course, The Fight to Reclaim Our Moral Compass before it’s too Late.