This statement by Jeff Zients, White House Covid Response Coordinator, “For the unvaccinated, you’re looking at a winter of severe illness and death for yourselves, your families and the hospitals you may soon overwhelm,” is a genuine message from the Biden White House.
Regardless of your political beliefs or stance on any of this, you must concede, this is a disgusting message for any administration to share.
Also, may I remind my vaccinated brethren, YOU are likely current “unvaccinated” according to their own metrics, because in order to be deemed “fully vaccinated” you have to be 2 weeks past your last shot (and most people get sick right after their jab), but not before whatever their new “booster” protocol is, so YOU should be equally concerned about this sort of sentiment because THEY MEAN YOU TOO.
ALSO, if you consider that vaccines DO NOT STOP TRANSMISSION and that relying on NATURAL IMMUNITY is a viable medical choice, and that in a free society, every human being has the right to decide for themselves what to get injected with (that’s what INFORMED CONSENT IS), this is simply a DESPICABLE message to share.
I hope the White House retracts this and issues an apology. But am not holding my breath.
Reflecting during the ride home from yesterday’s freedom rally, I realized several things:
As authoritarianism rises, I am meeting the most amazing, brave, thoughtful people who are taking great risks and making many sacrifices to fight for our liberties, and I am grateful for that;
I am also filled with gratitude that I did the work and regained my health, and through doing so, made myself capable of sharing the love I feel for the world and *everyone* in it with others;
My personal mantra for the past few years has been “Live Free And Thrive!” Yesterday, hundreds of people chanted this with me during my speech and it filled my heart;
We also chanted “Turn it off! Turn it off!” referring to the legacy news and social media that is designed to divide us. Here’s a short clip of the start of my speech. The battery ran out, but the full speech should be forthcoming soon.
It struck me that during the last days of apartheid, one of my favorite protest bands, Johannes Kerkorrel en Die Gereformeerde Blues Band, had a song called “Sit Dit Af!”–literally “Switch It Off,” and for the very same reason: They are polluting your brain. Here is the original song, in case you’re curious.
This 79.6% “YES” to independence is from an online poll hosted by New Hampshire’s largest newspaper, the Union Leader on 9/15/21. Although entirely unscientific, it shows that Granite Staters appear to be fed up with the feds!
If the idea of independence is shocking or upsetting to you, remember, ideas need to be explored and then discarded or embraced. Nothing about NH independence is written in stone, and Granite Staters will have plenty of opportunities to weigh in on the process, starting with a bill that has been introduced this session to amend the NH Constitution to allow NH to peacefully leave.
The language submitted asks that a bill be filed to ask the legislature whether the following language should be placed on the ballot for the people to vote on:
“[Art.] 7-a. [Independent Nation.] New Hampshire peaceably declares
independence from the United States and immediately proceeds as a
sovereign nation. All other references to the United States in this
constitution, state statutes, and regulations are nullified.”
The way I think about the issue is as follows: The federal government is no longer constrained by the US Constitution. They steal our money and break their promises. Right now, the Biden administration is trying to force unconstitutional health mandates on us, thereby denying us our most basic inalienable rights to self-ownership, body autonomy, and following our own consciences.
The federal government routinely oversteps its Constitutional bounds, regardless of which party is in power, and nothing we the people try to do to reform it, helps. The debt is unsustainable. The promised benefits are entirely unfunded and run into trillions upon trillions of dollars. The country is broke. The value of the dollar has been reduced almost 100% since 1913. Inflation is running rampant, and is likely to get worse.
Face it, New Hampshire: we are in an abusive relationship with the federal government. What do we recommend people do when they are in an abusive relationship?
Think about it as a divorce. It can be amicable. If not, or if the feds say, as people sometimes do, that “the issue has been decided and you can’t leave,” ask yourself, do abusers get to tell the abused they are not allowed to get divorced? Of course not!
So, follow along on this journey with me! Nothing will happen without the consent of the majority, but instead of a knee-jerk “NO WAY,” consider…
YOU and your family would be richer
YOU and your family would be healthier
YOU and your family would have better schools
YOU and your family would have a greater say in your nation’s future… And much, much more!
Yes, you have questions! So do I. That’s why I’m starting this conversation!
Read another take at Liberty Block.
Free Staters, have you considered what you would do if you were governor of New Hampshire right now? Because I may well one day be, I have, and I understand why Sununu has issued this “stay-at-home” “order,” currently effective 5PM today, March 27 through May 4, 2020. That’s not to say he is right from a moral, legal, or Constitutional perspective, just that I geddit, and am willing to adopt a “watch and wait” attitude for now.
My takeaway from this week’s press conferences, sitting in on calls with Sununu, reading the various orders, and reading posts by his staff, is the following: “The Control Freaks Who Only Understand Coercion Are Demanding We Issue an Order for People to Stay-at-Home,” “I don’t want to do that, but I am scared of making the wrong call and thousands of people dying,” “Here, I know! I’ll play both sides like the excellent politician I am. I’ll give The Control Freaks the order, but also tell The Sanes that ‘this is NOT a shelter-in-place order’ and, nudge, nudge, wink, wink, ask to add your business to the ‘essential business’ list,” and, finally, importantly, “we’re not calling out the National Guard to force people back into their homes.”
For now, I am employing a “Keep Calm, But Carry Arms” approach. Not much will change for me. I already work from home. I already shop predominantly online. I already stockpile toilet paper. I already take long isolated walks in the woods. But I will be much less accommodating if, at any stage, for any reason, the population of New Hampshire is ordered to “shelter-in-place.” If martial law is declared, if habeas corpus is suspended in America, I doubt I will comply.
In the meantime, I suggest we use these Stranger Days to:
Volunteer: You can sign up for official NH volunteer programs to help during the coming weeks here, or, like my husband and I have been doing, you can go out and do neighborhood litter pickups, reach out to infirm neighbors to make sure they have what they need, and generally be a decent human being–from six feet away (or, wear a mask and gloves)!
Get healthy: If the possibility of getting sick in the future is now a “legitimate” reason to suppress millions of citizens’ rights, shutter and destroy businesses, and crash the economy, let’s use this time to get healthy. Stop eating carbs. Stop eating sugar. If this sounds too hard, try approaching it this way: Cook from scratch until this is over and eat every meal together at the table until then. I bet this simple step will noticeably improve your life!
Turn in early and get 8 hours of sleep: Our brains detox while we sleep, keeping us healthy and sane. Sleep deprivation is a recognized form of torture, so if you aren’t sleeping well, you are… literally *torturing* your body and mind, which might explain some of the serious health problems in this country. Honestly, if The Control Freaks really wanted to make an impact on the health of Americans, let’s get some SWAT police flash-banging down doors to ensure you are getting enough sleep! (Please don’t do that.)
Try something new every day: Use this opportunity to foster curiosity–curiosity is the antidote to stupid. Take a virtual museum tour in a foreign country. Watch all the TED Talks about a subject you are passionate about (I want to learn more about the brain). Learn to cook or bake something new. Last night, I made 90 second microwave paleo mug buns to go with our Broccoli Cheddar soup, and slathered in butter, these rolls were delish! (I’ll post the recipe later.)
Turn off your TV: The mainstream media wants your attention… it’s how they make money. They don’t care about your feelings. They don’t care about making you anxious. They don’t care about scaring you. In fact, the more anxious and scared you are, the more money they make. If you want to improve your life, the #1 thing you can do is TURN OFF THE NEWS. Make this change permanent; I have, and it radically improved my life!
Meditate: No time like the present! There are a slew of YouTube videos of guided meditations, or apps like Waking Up or Calm that can be downloaded straight to your phone. Meditation is something you can even start practicing as a family. Ten minutes a day can make a vast difference and set your kids up for success in life. Start today!
Encrypt your communications: Make sure you install encryption messaging like Signal or Telegram in order to securely communicate with the loved ones in your life.
Live! Free people move freely. If you need to go about your business, be considerate and make an effort to comply with safety instructions, but also, while keeping things in perspective, remember YOU are the captain of YOUR LIFE and you, and only you control your life, the government does not own you. Use this time to take charge of your life, grow, and change for the better!