Somehow, even little ole me got caught up in The Great Deplatforming of 2021. Death to free speech, long live state controlled messaging! /s In other news, the encrypted messenger app, Signal gained 40 million new customers this week. I’d say that means the message of freedom, privacy, and free speech are winning… underground. Suck it, Feds! Suck it, Socialists! Suck it, Authoritarians!
During apartheid-era South Africa, all the cool shit was forced underground. Mixed race bars and jazz in Hillbrow. The authoritarian Regime controlled the movement of people, requiring pass books to travel. This is starting to happen in America, and will escalate. I read in today’s paper that Biden will use an executive order on inauguration day to mandate masks for inter-state travel and in federal buildings. I anticipate soon you will need a vaccine “passbook” to travel internationally.
Fortunately, for now, despite New Hampshire’s misguided governor who is–rumor-warning: possibly planning a VP run with Pence (based on a UNH poll I heard about)–disregarding the people who actually put him back in the governor’s office, here in the Free State of New Hampshire, free staters haven’t seen a significant change in our daily routines.
We still meet in large groups, go mask-less if so preferred, and have continued with our regularly scheduled events. In fact, I am already planning PorcFest 2021, slated for June 21-28, 2021, which should be the biggest and bestest to date. THAT, of course, is ultimately up to you. 🙂
In these frustrating times, it is important to remember one side is spreading darkness, isolation, and fear. Me? I’m just over here reminding people you have one life to live. Live it fully, in lightness, surrounded by people you love and who love you. Live life on your feet. The view is much better up here than down there on your knees. I say it all the time, but here we go again: If you are so scared of dying… how are you LIVING?