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The Gears of Tyranny Keep Turning

My dear wife has been admitted to the hospital, and I’m here as a visitor praying for her health and the health of our unborn baby. Suddenly, our calmness and our peace of mind are shattered by political developments from the California Department of Public Health

Following the conveyance of an “order” which they have no constitutional authority to issue, the nurse informed us last night of this new development which will require visitors to show proof of vaccination or negative test result. According to the Public Health Officer of the State of California, hospitals are now required to "verify visitors are fully vaccinated, or for unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated visitors, verify documentation of a negative SARS-CoV-2 test."

Personally I find it ironic that hospitals are reportedly full of COVID cases, yet they want to screen visitors to ensure that they don’t have COVID. Put another way, COVID is reportedly already in the hospitals, but they want to make sure that no visitors have it. 

Even those visitors who are already in the facility, and who've remained there since they were admitted, are suddenly subject to this order. This means that people who agreed to admit their loved ones to the facility, who shoulder the hefty costs of their services, are suddenly met with new terms for their continued treatment; that visitors, who serve an indispensable role in the recovery and welfare of patients, are suddenly being challenged to prove their innocence or otherwise turned away. 

In this way, the "order" applies to visitors who've been confined to their own respective rooms since being admitted to the hospital, who are suddenly condemned as "unapproved visitors" upon the pronouncement of a distant despot unconcerned with the welfare of patients and wholly corrupted by his own political motivations. In this way, people are torn away from their loved ones in their most desperate time of need, all to sustain the unending political charade. 

Meanwhile, whether any patient or visitor is "vaccinated" or "unvaccinated", each still stands to contract and spread the virus upon coming into contact with it; and yet, somehow, a proof of vaccination precludes the need for any visitor to undergo testing. All the while, irrespective of his or her status, everyone must wear a mask. None of this makes any sense. 

Of course, that's because it's not important that this make any sense; it's important only that sufficient numbers of people are brought into conformity with the new status quo, that too few remain to defend the principle being trampled. 

So long as the "unvaccinated" are inconvenienced, the "vaccinated" will assume that they are among the righteous; the "unvaccinated" will predictably dwindle in their numbers as they abandon the principle in favor of some convenience. As soon as they succumb to the pressure, they are no longer sufficiently motivated to defend the principle they ultimately abandoned, and they bolster the ranks of the "approved" and "vaccinated" who continue to punish the "unvaccinated" for their "hesitation" or their unwillingness to conform.  

Meanwhile, I was fortunate enough to already be here at the hospital with my wife before the change took effect this morning; so as I sat here last night in the hospital room as an “approved visitor”, I am suddenly “unapproved” this morning. Meanwhile, my wife and I have engaged unmasked with all of our nurses here and at other hospitals over the past few days, most of whom oppose the “order” and this entire charade, but are merely doing their best to tolerate the imposition while doing their jobs, keeping their mouths shut, and avoiding detection from the powers that be. 

But now we’re all suddenly supposed to pretend to get serious about a problem that doesn’t exist. While my wife is suffering from seizures, preeclampsia, and chronic hypertension, and we’re just trying to hold out to give our baby girl the best chance of a safe birth this Friday, we now have to worry about whether this new “order” will adversely affect us. 

While some people will contend that it’s no big deal, that you can just take a test and be on your way, I will say this: the “test” has changed markedly over the past year and a half, and it has proven wholly unreliable. 

In this way, my chances of witnessing the birth of my daughter, and spending time with her in the neonatal intensive care unit, rest upon the results of an inherently-unreliable test, administered by people who stand to lose nothing by certifying a “positive” result, false or otherwise; who administer the test, to begin with, only to follow “orders” and keep their jobs. As the philosopher Seneca once cautioned, "Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk."

This is the kind of society we are condoning as the bullies continue to besiege the people and what remains of their liberty: these are bullies who stand to lose nothing for being wrong, who strong-arm the public into conformity while blindly obeying the orders of their unquestioned masters. 

Despite their feelings about duty, order or whatever, the people who enforce those "orders" hide not only behind their masks, but behind their uniforms and their directives, abstractions accountable nowhere to any human being. For this very reason, wherever they err or go awry, there is no one to blame; the blameless abstraction is always on the move, evolving and elusive, nowhere yet everywhere at the same time. 

In this way, we are brought under a tyranny of and by the people who've forfeited their humanity, their accountability, and even their own personalities for the benefit of a steady salary. All the while, the people grow frustrated and yet have no one to blame, for everyone is merely doing one's job

Ultimately, whenever the politicians announce their proclamations from high atop the ivory tower, they stand to impact people in very real and painful ways. 

In condoning more of the government overreach we’ve tolerated over the past year and a half, we invite more of the same kind of impositions which saw people foregoing funerals for parted loved ones, canceling celebrations and special occasions, and forfeiting everything that makes life worth living. 

Worst of all, with our continued acceptance of the same, we will see still more people kept from their loved ones in their time of need, their last moments on earth or, in this case, their very first. 

Regardless of the intentions, we stand to lose everything which unites us and makes us human. We stand to suffer untold sorrows as we’re brought under the rule of the new status quo, undertaken systematically by people unconcerned with its efficacy, unaware of the costs, and unaccountable to the people who stand to lose the most. 

Meanwhile, some people continue to take solace in the terminology which has served them in the past. They take solace in understanding terms such as vaccine and test, and they investigate no further. In this way, they appreciate the form and merely assume the function. 

But this is not a “vaccine” like any other they’ve come to know, and this isn’t a “test” that’s familiar to them either; these are merely words that conceal the uncertainty which lurks beneath the surface, which indeed permeates this entire political act. 

As of this morning, I am more suspicious than ever of the administration and the official narrative. Upon reviewing my wife’s medical records this morning, they erroneously show that she was administered the Moderna treatment on May 28, 2021. Her medical record shows that this treatment was administered externally, not even through our medical provider, which exclusively administers the Pfizer treatment.

This thing is completely fraudulent, and we can only surmise just how far and wide the deception goes. 

But we know more than enough at this hour to identify the fraud and to approximate the risk of tolerating any more of it; we can estimate the damage to be done by allowing this machine to continue undisturbed; and we can see more clearly than ever what we stand to lose in our complacency, as the gears move steadily and rapaciously against the people and their liberty. 

A political activist once explained: 

“There's a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part! You can't even passively take part! And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels... upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop!” 

The people of America are at a crossroads, and they must determine for themselves whether they’ll go their own way or continue to be taken for a ride. The fate of freedom and posterity hangs in the balance.


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