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Today’s dominant societal trend appears to be “Be afraid, be very afraid, and restrict your life accordingly.”

If you want people to give you control over them then you need to assure that they are so afraid that they will suspend rational thought in order to be saved by you. Convince them that they don’t know enough to make their own decisions. Show them how vulnerable they are without your protection. Then put restrictions in place to give you ongoing control over them. That’s what’s going on in our country today.

In order to control people, you need them to agree to being controlled and it’s even better if you make them think that they are controlling themselves and that, regardless of criticism they may receive, they are justified in doing what you want. You must demonize any voices to the contrary. If a news source or trusted person disagrees, then you must destroy their credibility and make it cool to reject them, like Obama did with Fox News while he was president. That caused people to dismiss anything that was reported by Fox, without even considering it.

Control by Force
Control by force gains “agreement” by making the punishment more fearsome than compliance would be. As long as you hold the whip and they fear it, you get to stay in charge. But, if they decide that the whipping is worth the fight for freedom, then you have a major problem. Your threat no longer generates compliance. When oppressed people rise up despite their fears, a revolution is imminent.

Nature gets this
Weaker animals of all types, including humans, look for weaknesses that they can exploit when confronting a greater adversary. If you’re a wildebeest being dragged into the water by a crocodile, then you fight to stay on dry land where you have a small advantage. If you are a small child being bullied, then you attempt to stay in a public place where the abuse cannot be concealed and where others might step in to help.
The same is true for predators, you look for the weakest spot and attack that. If your first attack doesn’t prevail, then you seek to injure your prey repeatedly until you have dominance. Wolves isolate the weakest elk and then bite its legs so that it cannot flee. They don’t do a head-on confrontation with their prey.

Also true in politics
If your party isn’t in control, then you isolate and target weaknesses in order to regain power. Once you are in power, assuming you are power-hungry, then you change the rules so that you can stay in power. This is blatantly going on in the USA today.
Democrats have all the major seats of power, but rather than serving the people, they seem committed to changing the rules and fueling our fears most of all. That’s their strategy for staying in power indefinitely. And it is working.

One major reason that it is working is because they control the media. When the news sources become opinion-makers and propaganda tools, then the populace sees no reason to resist you. Just show them a series of images and interviews that have conclusions already drawn and soon everyone assumes it’s the truth and the only right way to see things. Example: George Floyd’s death and martyrdom.

George Floyd was wrongly killed by Derek Chauvin.

We saw it on camera and heard the verdicts of guilt. His death was not justified and should not have happened. There’s no disagreement with that.

Now let’s look at who George Floyd was. He was imprisoned 9 times for a variety of crimes. His criminal behavior was sustained for decades. He had not been a good guy at any measurable point. He broke into a woman’s home and held a gun to her pregnant stomach. He carjacked a woman’s vehicle and then told the judge, “I needed the car, and she was wrong to resist me.” His father sat in the courtroom shaking his head in shame upon hearing this. But you won’t hear this on the news. In fact, if you watched the CBS special report on the Chauvin trial verdict, you saw a very different message. They implied that Floyd was an oppressed soul who was trying to get his life together again. No evidence supports that.

Again, his death was tragic, and he should not have been abused as he was. But that doesn’t justify making him a martyr who has a plaza named after him, legislation dedicated in his name, and national leaders, including the president and vice president mourning his death publicly while ignoring the deaths of others including police.

Fuel the Fear during key moments
This slick CBS news feature had clearly been prepackaged awaiting the outcome. I’m sure much sensational footage was edited out because of the 3 guilty verdicts. But the program pre-empted regular prime time programs and featured dramatic replays of the knee-on-the-neck video and then doubled down on fearmongering by showing the Rodney King beating from decades ago. The message, repeated and reinforced by interviewing the families of King and Floyd, was: “Racism and dangerous cops are systemic in society and we need even more support of the angry mobs in order to change the system. We need more government regulations and agencies, more required diversity education programs and funding to assure that racism is rooted out at the thought level!” And now they are threatening to riot again if the sentencing doesn’t please them.

Granted, this was international news, because the media had made it so. Other murder trials go on day to day without so much as a public mention. But this one was special because it had gotten thousands of postings worldwide. Why? Because it served the leftist message that racism is systemic, and more controls are needed. If they can’t make you afraid then they can’t get you to agree to more rules, agencies, and controls.

OK, let’s switch bogeymen to another big one, Covid 19.

This shut down has been the most effective global fear inducement since the Black Plague! Masks are required worldwide, people are hiding in their homes, terrified of normal human contact. School kids are terrified, teachers are refusing to return to class, stores are shut down, 6 foot spacing is required everywhere and they tell us “follow the science.” But science doesn’t recommend these actions. In fact, the 6-foot spacing was a tactic used in the 1918 Flu epidemic that had no basis in research. Many doctors today are saying 3 feet is plenty or just don’t touch.

When you enter a retail store the staff looks at you as a threat, not as a friend. They yell out, “Wear a mask please!” People are taught to shame others who don’t wear masks and accuse them of assault. It really does cause us to stay afraid, but where is the science that says this is effective? It doesn’t exist.

Actually Follow The Science
Note the following science-based report published this past week on a variety of sites.

The following excerpt is from a report authored by JD Rucker and published in the “From NOQ Report” (News, Opinions, Quotes) by JD Rucker April 17, 2021 in Big Tech, Healthcare, News, Science

April 17, 2021
Stanford study quietly published at proves face masks are absolutely worthless against Covid
Did you hear about the peer-reviewed study done by Stanford University that demonstrates beyond a reasonable doubt that face masks have absolutely zero chance of preventing the spread of Covid-19? … It was posted on the National Center for Biotechnological Information government website. The NCBI is a branch of the National Institute for Health, … features a peer-reviewed study by Stanford University’s Baruch Vainshelboim. In it, he cited 67 scholars, doctors, scientists, and other studies to support his conclusions.

According to the current knowledge, the virus SARS-CoV-2 has a diameter of 60 nm to 140 nm [nanometers (billionth of a meter)] [16], [17], while medical and non-medical facemasks’ thread diameter ranges from 55 µm to 440 µm [micrometers (one millionth of a meter), which is more than 1000 times larger [25]. Due to the difference in sizes between SARS-CoV-2 diameter and facemasks thread diameter (the virus is 1000 times smaller), SARS-CoV-2 can easily pass through any facemask.
The existing scientific evidences challenge the safety and efficacy of wearing facemask as preventive intervention for COVID-19. The data suggest that both medical and non-medical facemasks are ineffective to block human-to-human transmission of viral and infectious disease such SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, supporting against the usage of facemasks. Wearing facemasks has been demonstrated to have substantial adverse physiological and psychological effects. These include hypoxia, hypercapnia, shortness of breath, increased acidity and toxicity, activation of fear and stress response, rise in stress hormones, immunosuppression, fatigue, headaches, decline in cognitive performance, predisposition for viral and infectious illnesses, chronic stress, anxiety and depression. Long-term consequences of wearing facemask can cause health deterioration, developing and progression of chronic diseases and premature death. Governments, policy makers and health organizations should utilize prosper and scientific evidence-based approach with respect to wearing facemasks, when the latter is considered as preventive intervention for public health.
Here is the link to the full article:
Also published in Gateway Pundit on April 19.

So, we are back to the main issue, Fear.
What are you afraid of? Covid19, BLM riots, being called a “racist”, or maybe disapproval by others who haven’t taken time to think things through? It doesn’t matter what you fear, what’s important to the leftists is the fact that you fear. Fear is the goal. As long as you believe they will save you if you just obey, then they are in control and your future no longer belongs to you.
Courage is being afraid and still taking bold action despite your fear. Take time to think and be courageous. Be courageous, be very courageous, and expand your life accordingly.

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Jim Cathcart, CSP, CPAE is an Executive MBA Professor, Author of 21 books, Hall of Fame Professional Speaker, Top 1% TEDx video (2.4 million views), US Army veteran, Singer/Songwriter, and Lifelong Motorcyclist. He is known as "Your Virtual VP" for his Advisory/Mentor work with organizations worldwide. Based in Texas...and proud of it!

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Beware the COVID Variant Called Tyranny



We have skipped all the Greek letters to now arrive at the “T’s” with the Tyranny variant of Covid-19. This mutation is not really new it is just manifesting itself in ways unheard of just a few short years ago. Where the elderly and those with underlying conditions seemed more susceptible to Covid, tyranny variant seems to affect people of all ages, sexes and colors. It seems to be found most often in people with government jobs. Others have caught it but the symptoms are fleeting.  The more power the more susceptible they seem to be. Some of the signs to look for are an inflamed ego, an elevated temperature when questioned, muscle contractions that cause a self-satisfying smug look, and the inability to follow even the simplest of their own edicts.

The severity of the tyranny infection seems to vary by country, leadership and the amount of freedom its citizens once enjoyed. In a country such as China the variant is hardly noticeable with the exception of Hong Kong. Any resistance to the infection is immediately met with unyielding force, crushed and washed down the drain for safety’s sake. (See Tiananmen Square) This ensures the tyranny can continue to spread throughout the leadership of the CCP.

In the United States of America the tyranny infection takes the form of restricted property rights, the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It seems the infected have deemed they can decide who and when rent can be collected on personal property, but you still must pay your taxes on the same. If your lifetime dream of pursuing a small business the infected have issued edicts on when you can open, who you can serve and who you cannot. Because “we say so” commands have been issued demanding that everyone wear masks whether they work or not. Now the citizens are being told to take an injection to ward off Covid that is still not approved 10 months after its conditional release. Soon booster shots will be required for the full rights as Americans. (The current FDA is approval for emergency use)

Trending on Tucker: Because of Joe Biden, it’s that simple

The push is so hard the tyranny infected are pulling out all the stops for the vaccine. Using every useful idiot from internet influencers, ordinary looking crisis actors, to Hollywood stars to convince the sceptics. Anyone that questions why if you get the shot you need to wear a mask is labeled anti science. The same cheerleaders that promised to end Covid with the shot are now scrambling to excuse the booster shot. Some companies and business are requiring the shot to continue employment. But not the CDC, White House, FDA, or those that work at Pfizer and Moderna.

This variant hasn’t just struck in America. If you look around the world it has spread faster than a virial video. In EU and England every country is using some form of trace app to follow citizens around in the name of safety. Every nation there has experimented with some form of lock down.

The strongest strain of the tyranny strain is in Australia, with a close second New Zealand. Down under the latest lock down is labeled “no regrets”.  Citizens of Australia can’t enter of leave the country without permission from their government. If you fly to different parts of the country you have to endure a 14 day lockdown. During this imprisonment you must check in with the authorities at their whim. Usually every other day. Even if you are not quarantined you are not permitted to leave your house for any reason except medical appointments or food, even then you are restricted on the distance you may travel.

But all is not lost. In some countries herd immunity is fighting back against the tyranny variant. In England in preparation for another lockdown the defunded unarmed police parked unmanned vehicles around the cities to give the appearance of a larger force. Local yobs pelted the vehicles with eggs and fruit. France after insisting on vaccine passports for everyday interactions had to contend with protests as large as last year’s yellow vest protests. Proving they are no longer a prison colony Australians are taking to the streets and defying government orders despite hefty fines. The nations trucker hoping to recreate the success of 1979 Razorback blockade intend to bring the country to a halt on Aug 31st.

The founding fathers had hoped to hand to us a vaccine against this type of infections they saw coming. Unfortunately the Bill of rights and the constitution need an informed and educated public to be 100% effective. This tyranny strain is so strong that attempts to redress these grievances on January 6th were met with an overwhelming force. Percipients not part of the unindicted coconspirators have been thrown in jail without their due rights. Any information contrary to the approved narrative is met with censorship or outright banning. Attempts to protest any edicts issued by the infected is met with violence from Antifa the brown shirts of today.

So how to protect yourself from this variant. Unlike the original Covid, being rich and famous so you don’t have to follow mask edicts, travel restrictions or keeping 6 feet apart doesn’t work. This tyranny variant is much more transmittable. You should at all times mask up you social media so as not to be infected by those that believe in their lord and savior Dr. Fauci. Quarantine yourself from news sources that rely upon fear mongering for ratings or internet hits. Make sure to stay at least six feet away from those most likely to be infected, like government bureaucrats, single cat ladies and anyone that works in media.

Stay safe out there

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Is Andrew Cuomo’s Reelection a Bridge too Far?



The sexual allegations investigation against Andrew is reaching a critical mass. He has decided to take his brother Fredo’s advice and go to the mattresses. His method of defense is the “nuts and sluts”, “he said she said” defense. This might seem familiar to those that follow the Clinton scandals. It’s also important to note Andy’s reelection is not until 2022 and in politics that is several lifetimes away. This latest show might be just theater so he can claim when running for reelection that this is all behind him, its old news.

Cuomo’s entire political career has been plagued by scandals that would have brought most others down or even lengthy prison sentences. He worked on his daddy’s campaign as what insiders called an enforcer. Mario was the good guy, Andy the muscle. As a reward for his work Andy was appointed assistant district attorney the year after his father was elected governor. Before his father left office Clinton appointed him HUD assistant secretary and later promoted to secretary. It was during his tenure there, out of the shadow of Dad the stories began to accumulate but never gained traction. Andy as the youngest HUD secretary called older staffers white heads, F**k heads, and Dumb F**ks. When the HUD inspector general confronted Cuomo he went on the attack and tried to smear her as racist.  By the time Andy moved on from HUD $59 billion was needed for an un-documentable adjustment. (That is government speak for missing money)

Fast forward ten years of an unimpressive career and Andy runs for the Governor slot. He runs on the tired old transparency platform. Implying his opponent is corrupt he also runs a restore trust in government platform. After he is elected he needs to follow thru so he hand picks the Moreland commission. Andy promised to “convene the best minds in law enforcement and public policy from across New York to address weaknesses in the States public corruption, election and campaign finance laws, generate transparency and accountability, and restore the public trust.” When they took their job too seriously and started to question Cuomo and his cronies it was quietly disbanded.  It did dig enough dirt up to send two of Cuomo’s allies Skelos and Silver to prison.

Trending on Tucker: Because of Joe Biden, it’s that simple

Andy’s own enforcer and right hand man Joe Percoco was close enough to attend Mario Cuomo’s funeral but evidently not close enough to share his skimming of bribes from contractors hoping to build a power plant in the Hudson valley. Mr. Percoco got six years for that. When Cuomo won the election but lost upstate in his reelection he decided the he could fix it with tax dollars spread around Buffalo. He appointed Alain Kaloyeros, to run the Buffalo Billions project to build a solar plant in depressed Buffalo. Alain was the right man for the job as he made sure only Cuomo’s large donors were qualified to bid. They received $850 million in contracts as a return on their investment. Mr. Kaloyeros received 3 ½ years in prison. Cuomo just moved on. By the time Cuomo and friends were done the Buffalo Billion investment had yielded only 54 cents per dollar invested.

Speaking of bridges, everyone visiting New York City by car, bus or subway can attest to the deplorable state they all are in. Like the bidding system to repair this infrastructure everyone pays a premium price for an inferior product. All repair and outside maintenance work is controlled by a lack of comparative bidding process so there is no competition. Although Cuomo likes to deflect any and all criticism of himself it is not New York City and Comrade DiBlazio in charge of the MTA but our governor Andy. It’s enough to give you a thrill ride when crossing the Tappan Zee Bridge to know that Cuomo and friends were investigated over the one million bolts used to hold the bridge together. It seems the bolts used may not have been up to standard.

Now with the election infection Andy saw his chance at the greatest power grab yet.  Damn the constitution full speed ahead! He starts ordering around all the people of New York not just those that are unfortunate enough to work for him. He goes along with confining people at home, closing businesses, and restaurants, and mandatory masks. His worst directive, Covid patients should be returned to nursing homes. It wasn’t confined just to nursing homes but group homes also. Of the 613 nursing homes in NY, 365 took in patients diagnosed with Covid. Estimates are hard to come by but it is figured his directive caused over six thousand new infections resulting in 15,000 deaths of both patients and front line workers. But just ask Cuomo and none of these deaths were his fault. You see the legislators could have stopped him, nursing homes could have jeopardized their state money and refused, and his experts could have been more expert and told him not to. Andy admitted he would never place his own mom in a nursing home knowing the dangers. What was the price he had to pay for his incompetence? A $5.1 million dollar book deal with Penguin Random house on how he managed to remove conservative voters and non-taxpayers from New York. Quite a prize since his last book sold less than 4,000 copies in hardcover.

Despite all this Andy faces his toughest fight yet. The dreaded sexual harassment accusation. As of this writing eleven women have accused “The Love Gov” of unwanted harassment. But fear not, there are still some that support Andy, his mom, CNN, his brother who helped along with the nonprofit Times up to draft his response to this crisis. In the other corner is almost everyone else on both sides of the isle calling for him to resign and if not impeached. So far Cuomo has hunkered down in the Governor mansion and released a statement with video proof of his unwanted attention to a diverse number of citizens. So is it Cuomo has outlived his usefulness to the democrat party? Did he bully the wrong powerful person or is this just Kabuki Theater to placate the masses.

Don’t expect Cuomo to bow out gracefully. He already has 18 million left in his war chest. He hasn’t had to spend a dime defending himself from either the nursing home scandal or the sexual abuse. Taxpayers are footing the $900 per hour rate of his lawyers and already the legal bill has topped 2.5 million. He has seen a drop in his donations as business leaders with contracts before the state hedge their bets. Cuomo did lose his chief of staff Melissa DeRosa, whose father is a lobbyist for CNYHA. CNYHA represents the hospitals and nursing homes that were handed immunity from Covid lawsuits. They are also among the millionaires and billionaires that are the bulk of Andy’s donations.

If Cuomo skates on these charges it’s a guarantee he would not entertain any questions about scandals “in the past”. If Cuomo is impeached then indicted and convicted it would go down in history like Al Capone going to jail for tax evasion.

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