A Harvard graduate? Really?


Claira Janover

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Re-posted from the Canada Free Press By  —— Bio and ArchivesJuly 2, 2020

A Harvard graduate? Really?, Claira Janover

It doesn’t appear to be too long ago when graduates of Harvard University had the ability to reason and spoke in complete sentences. But the case of Harvard alumna Claira Janover is causing me to wonder if maybe Harvard has turned into a daycare center.

Claira Janover, you will recall, is the snowflake Harvard Graduate that lost her position at Deloitte, a prominent international accounting firm, as a result of a viral video meltdown on Tik Tok Video MS Janover had over “the caucasity” of anyone saying that all lives matter.

In the video Janover said, “I’ma stab you, and while you’re struggling and bleeding out, I’ma show you my paper cut and say, ‘My cut matters, too.’” And this from a Harvard Grad? Really?

Snowflakes now entering the workforce

First of all, the irrational claim that only black lives matter vs. all lives. Someone please explain how this can be factually correct and exactly why black lives are more valuable than all others, when pretty much every weekend Chicago turns into a war zone and a whole bunch of black lives wind up getting snuffed. Aren’t these black lives important? Or is it only the black lives ending in police custody?

Secondly, the sheer trash-talk from someone purporting to have graduated from one of the Ivy League’s most prestigious schools says a lot about the quality of education in America’s schools. “I’ma stab you.” She says? For God’s sake the girl’s a native of Connecticut and not Harlem. This appears to be a trait that so-called progressives learn early on, attempting to make themselves sound like they have street smarts, as in whenever Hillary Clinton talks to a group of black people her speech and syntax changes. If this isn’t the case, then that $200,000 education, whether paid by mom and dad, or racked up as student debt, was a terrible waste of money.

Third, Janover’s absolute refusal to take any personal responsibility for her words and actions are reflective of society’s failings to our young. If all your life you’ve been told that you’re special and that you can change the world and the mere presence of you makes everyone else’s life so much better. Let’s take a look at Deloitte’s perspective; are they really expected to retain an employee that doesn’t have a filter, or is unaware that there is such a thing? After all, the job for which she had been selected, public business service analyst, sounds like a smidgeon of discretion might be an important requisite.

Her blaming Trump supporters for her life’s woes likely isn’t so much a reflection of reality, but an advancement of the narrative against normalcy. I’m certain Trump supporters could care less about her or her job, as she is barely a blip on the radar and wouldn’t have shown up at all, had she not lost her job at Deloitte.

But then the old adage that words and deeds have consequences seem to be lost on a lot of the snowflakes now entering the workforce and a Harvard degree certainly doesn’t make them any more rational or responsible.

Don’t get too uppity it could turn out to ruin everything you love


The Democrats in our government have hands drenched in American citizens’ blood

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Re-Posted from the Canada Free Press By  —— Bio and ArchivesJuly 2, 2020

Don't get too uppity it could turn out to ruin everything you love

Here is a truth that occurred twice in your life time: if you choose to forget it, the price will be dear. One can send out a note like this based on assumptions and woulda, coulda, shoulda and wind up in the end “shouding” all over themselves.

In recent rioting in DC,  President Trump quelled the disturbances and avoided another Minneapolis or Washington State and quite a few since. The rioters lined up to do havoc in DC and President Trump stopped it by sending in the National Guard. It worked and the Democrats began the chant, saying that it was illegal to send out troops into civilian zones. With the help of the dirty press it almost sounded plausible. President Trump proved them wrong and they shut up, but immediately began a movement to make DC a state thus giving some Democrat governors the last word on allowing DC to be pillaged and burned.

I hear good, well-educated Conservative Republicans saying things like “I wish Trump wouldn’t Tweet, or use common talk, or say rude things. A bit uppity? I think so! Remember the praise Obama received for being a wonderful speaker; Hitler was renowned for his speeches and how he stimulated the people. Of course, Mussolini was a grandiose speaker and, how Stalin charmed the Russians! The one thing they all had in common was: not a single one of them did anything close to what President Trump has done in nearly four years for our country than they even tried to do until their reigns of terror were ended and they had collectively murdered likely in excess of 90 million of their citizens. Trump is not a polished politician, but one of us, who has a bit of a rough presentation and that’s because he has been sure of himself in building his personal empire and marched on.

He is a true patriot who wants to finish the job he started and leave the country a better place than what he found; not a disgusting smear of degeneracy within the hallowed halls of our Capitol, which have suffered the filth infested by a number of our Democrat presidents. Nor did he turn the Military on civilians thousands of miles away from DC to shoot and burn women and children in Waco, Texas, and a mother with an infant in her arms at Ruby Ridge, Idaho, with no repercussions against the dogs that took those orders and were proud of their deeds.

The Democrats in our government have hands drenched in American citizens’ blood and, unless they are defeated they will do it again, and have indeed already started with Antifa and Black Lives Matter, with no reflection on the people they pretend to represent but the organizations are the sword points of Democrat ambitions. Notice there was no mention of Benghazi where American civilians and Military maimed and killed during the Obama Administration and there was no punishment for any of the killers, either in our government or on the ground in that country.

Truly, don’t you find all of this a bit disturbing?

The Destructive Marxist Subversion of American Society


Bezmenov Explains Marxist Subversion

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Re-posted from the Canada Free press By  —— Bio and ArchivesJuly 1, 2020

Marxist Subversion of American Society

There is no shortage of Lenin’s “useful idiots” with brains addled by drugs and agitated by paid Alinsky-style community organizers.

“Useful idiots” are easily manipulated individuals without a compass, without a country, with allegiance to global citizenship and Mother Gaia, humans ruled by emotion and devoid of rational thinking. They are used skillfully to implement cultural Marxism, to disseminate poisonous ideas, chaos, decadence, and worthless entertainment parading as art.

Why are we paying overpriced tuition to transform them into radicals crying racism, bigotry, manufactured white privilege

Spreading around the country, Black Lives Matter, on the payroll of elitist billionaires who want to change society in their utopian global Marxist vision, have taken over campuses making outrageous demands. The university, the bastion of freedom of speech and assembly, of tolerance, of diversity, caved like a house of cards to the demands of a few crazed lunatics, rusted 1960s wheels squeaking the loudest the same worn-out communist drivel.

Why exactly are we sending our children to college? Are we paying overpriced tuition to transform them into radicals crying racism, bigotry, and manufactured white privilege, in the most tolerant country in the world, while they take full advantage of minority grants, minority scholarships, affirmative action, and quotas?

How did we reach such a point where waves of violent, well-armed, well-organized militant protesters across the country are instigating fiery riots, looting, and destroying urban areas with a vengeance? How did mostly white college students change into brainless rabid Marxists, and with the help and coaching of their college professors, turned upside down the former bastions of higher education into a grotesque and intolerant self-segregating quagmire?

As statues and monuments of all types are being toppled and destroyed, regardless of historical facts, many collegiate organizations are demanding that all historical buildings with names that inflame them be changed to a revolutionary name of their choice.

Safe spaces were created and dedicated specifically to students who were never slaves nor oppressed. White students chained themselves like slaves and begged forgiveness for crimes they did not commit.

Classes were mandated to teach the history of marginalized peoples. According to them, slaves only came in darker skin colors. All other slaves were conveniently left out. Slavery of the 21st century is deliberately ignored.

Violent females of the Rabid Generation are destroying historical sites as fast as their Marxist suppliers deliver spray paint, hammers, bricks, and bulldozers

Vandalism and destruction of cemeteries of American heroes are happening all around the world. Would they eventually start to disinter the graves of historical figures they do not like?

Violent females of the Rabid Generation are destroying historical sites as fast as their Marxist suppliers deliver spray paint, hammers, bricks, and bulldozers. College professors with expertise in archeology, especially Egyptology, are giving them instructions how to demolish monuments and topple statues more efficiently.

Whatever happened to exposing students to other points of view? What happened to tolerance of divergent opinions? Is the majority going to be ignored while listening only to those who threaten and bully? Aren’t people tired of unfounded accusations of bigotry, white privilege, and racism? Will they enjoy being controlled and ruled by a fanatical Marxist minority?

Are we going to revise now the entire history of the United States because someone along the way must have been offended and that offensive historical occurrence must be redressed now by wiping out or removing those reminders from textbooks? Are we going to empty out all museums, bulldoze all monuments, and burn all libraries except those approved my Marxist-Leninists?

Aren’t these demands “a thinly veiled attempt to impose a unilateral narrative upon all undergraduates via the core curriculum?” Isn’t racially segregated housing illegal and morally questionable, counter to the values of American society? Why are we stifling academic freedom and reversing years of race relations progress?

 

Domestic Terrorist – Feds Arrest Antifa Ringleader, Jason Charter, For Attack Against Andrew Jackson Memorial…


Federal authorities have arrested ANTIFA ringleader Jason Charter for his leading role in the attempted destruction of the Andrew Jackson Statue and Memorial.

WASHINGTON DC – Law enforcement sources tell Fox News that Jason Charter was arrested at his residence Thursday morning, without incident, and charged with destruction of federal property. He was arrested by the FBI and U.S. Park Police as part of a joint task force.

These sources add that Charter has connections to Antifa and was in a leadership role on the night of June 22 when a large group of protesters tried to pull down the statue.

“They were very organized,” a federal law enforcement official said. “Charter was on top of the statue and directing people … they had acid, chisels, straps and a human chain preventing police from getting to the statue.”

The FBI’s criminal complaint against Charter attaches screengrabs of local news videos and accuses him of also being involved in the destruction of the Albert Pike Historical Statue in Washington this month. (read more)

The Most Corrupt Election in History


The Democrats have taken control of Virginia and already we see this pervasive move to corrupt the election process in the United States by NOT requiring any photo ID to vote. I have stated before that I had the mandate from Hong Kong to try to negotiate with the Australian government to buy land before the handover back to China. I met with the former Prime Minister Paul Keating. Every proposal I offered was rejected which made no sense. I finally bluntly asked what was the problem, “Is this a racist issue?” He responded, “No,” explaining that they were fleeing communism and as such if he allowed them to enter it would change the demographics and they would vote conservative when he was a Labour government.

This is the same clever tactics behind the Democrats moving to allow anyone to vote by mail and no photo ID required. They do not care how they win and the more illegal aliens they allow in and protect, the more they will vote for them to retain power over real Americans. Socrates has forecast that this is going to be the most corrupt election in American history and with each passing day, there is another step toward making this forecast come to pass.

Beginning October 1st, 2020, every air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or another acceptable form of ID like a passport to fly within the United States. REAL ID-compliant cards are generally marked with a star located in the upper portion of the card. This is to ensure that you produced real identification to obtain the ID.

The REAL ID Act is a federal law passed by Congress after 9/11 that establishes new security requirements for state-issued driver’s licenses and identity cards when they are used for certain federal purposes, like entering a federal building or boarding a domestic flight. The law was passed in 2005, but the Department of Homeland Security has given states time to adapt to the new technology by next year. Most states already issue the updated IDs (generally indicated by a gold star).

What is really amazing is that you cannot travel without proving who you are. Many places want your REAL-ID with your credit card to prove it is not stolen. And you cannot even enter some government buildings without a REAL-ID. But the Democrats, desperate to win, say no REAL-ID is necessary to vote.

Some states may ask you to sign a form affirming your identity. Other states will let you cast a provisional ballot. States use provisional ballots when there is a question about a voter’s eligibility. States keep provisional ballots separate until they decide whether they should count. To do so, they will investigate a voter’s eligibility. They may also compel you to show an acceptable form of ID within a few days. If you don’t, your provisional ballot won’t count. But these rules vary greatly between states. There is certainly the possibility that this entire election ends up back in the Supreme Court.

More Domestic Terrorism – Armed Black Lives Matter Terrorists Shoot SUV Driver in Provo Utah…


The level of cultural Marxism within the media reports is even more significant than ever before.  U.S. media are trying to protect the domestic terrorists. It is quite unnerving.

In Provo, Utah, a group of armed Black Lives Matter terrorists surrounded a vehicle at an intersection.  The driver would not exit the vehicle to be beaten by the mob.  One of the BLM activists pulled a gun and demanded the driver come out, when the driver refused the terrorist opened fire shooting the driver.   The driver hits the gas and tries to escape, the terrorist fires through the rear window as another armed terrorist joins the fray from the opposite side of the street.   WATCH:

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According to local media, police are determining whether to charge the driver of the vehicle for not complying with the mob’s demand for the beating; thereby putting the other terrorists at risk.   “It’s unclear if the driver of the SUV who was shot is facing any possible charge for driving through the protesters after being shot.”

Here’s an enhanced video of the incident:

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UTAH – “Several protesters began crowding around the vehicle,” said John Geyerman, Provo Police deputy chief. “The male protester ran toward the SUV on the passenger side, pointed a handgun at the driver, and shot one round through the window. The driver who was struck by the bullet accelerated, trying to leave the situation. The same protester ran after the vehicle and fired a second shot that went through the rear passenger window.”

Officials said the same man who allegedly fired the shots into the SUV also approached another vehicle and broke the window with a handgun.

The driver was taken to Utah Valley Hospital.

Police are looking for the alleged shooter and are asking for anyone with videos or pictures of the incident, or any other information, to contact PPD at 801-852-6210. (link)

Domestic Terrorism – Missouri Couple Defends Their Home From Rampaging Mob Who Broke Through Perimeter Gate on Private Property…


Coming soon to a home near you.  A Missouri mob of looters/protestors was very lucky not to be legally shot as a well-armed couple defend their home from the mob that broke through their perimeter gate.   Video shows the armed couple facing down the mob.

The important aspect is here the mob was not on a public street; the mob represented a clear threat; and Missouri has strong Castle Doctrine laws that do not require a duty of the homeowner to retreat from the threat.  This mob was very fortunate the couple were well disciplined in their use of firearms.

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Once the mob broke through the gate, they were effectively in the justifiable kill zone.

Missouri’s law is more extensive than those of other states because it allows you to use deadly force to attack an intruder to protect any private property that you own, in addition to yourself or another individual. This means that if someone illegally enters your front porch or backyard, you can use deadly force against them without retreating first. (link)

Video uploaded to Twitter shows the St. Louis mob unlawfully entering the private property of the homeowners.   Both the gate and the driveway are clearly identified as private property.   This is not public property.

This is also a powder-keg issue and if local and state officials do not take action it is only a matter of time before these types of events lead to shooting.  This is also why the DOJ needs to step-in quickly and begin making arrests of the anarchists and provocateurs who are violating laws and threatening ordinary citizens.

The Democrats are perfectly comfortable stoking the national anxiety and putting a few of their easily led sheep into the kill zone to accomplish their political objectives.

The Left Is Not Whistling Dixie


American Cultural Revolution that has shaken our culture, our economy will destroy our political system as well. Upcoming election is not only important, it means everything

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Re-posted from the Canada Free Press By  —— Bio and ArchivesJune 28, 2020

The Left Is Not Whistling Dixie

In the span of just over one month, a plethora of changes have occurred in the United States and throughout the world, all to appease the politically correct guardians who now monitor every aspect of our society. After the brutal killing of African American George Floyd by a vicious white Minneapolis police officer, the entire world has changed. Even though the main officer involved was immediately fired, then charged with crimes and imprisoned, calls have arisen that police departments are racist.

Mobs of criminals have destroyed statues, monuments dedicated to Christopher Columbus, Founding Fathers, Union and Confederate Generals, Former Presidents, Religious leaders

Nationally, in 2019, according to a Washington Post analysis, police killed 40 unarmed people, 15 of them were black and 25 were white. While this statistic is a higher percentage than the 13% of the national population that African Americans comprise, it does not reflect a war on African American citizens.

Compared to the number killed by police, many more African Americans are killed by individuals of their own race. According to Barry Latzer of the National Review, “In 2018, where the homicide victim was black, the suspected killer also was 88 percent of the time. And this is not an exceptional situation. From 1976 to 2005, 94 percent of black victims were killed by other African Americans.”

Despite the true statistics, the narrative is being promoted by activists, politicians, corporate leaders, and the media that black Americans are being targeted and killed by police officers in great numbers throughout the country. In fact, it is being stated that African Americans should be fearful of police, even though in many urban areas, a significant majority of police officers are black.

The truth does not matter to the radical left. While there have been some peaceful protests, there have been way too many criminals who have used the occasion to engage in rioting and looting. Across the nation, numerous businesses, many owned by African Americans, have been targeted by these destructive hooligans.

Mobs of criminals have also destroyed statues and monuments dedicated to Christopher Columbus, our Founding Fathers, both Union and Confederate generals, former Presidents, and religious leaders.

American cultural revolution

Even churches have not escaped the wrath of the mob. Shaun King, one of the leaders of Black Lives Matters, declared that statues of “white Jesus” must be destroyed. He tweeted, “Yes, I think the statues of the white European they claim is Jesus should also come down. They are a form of white supremacy. Always have been.”

It should surprise no one during this American cultural revolution that old movies such as Gone with the Wind would be targeted for removal, popular shows praising police officers would be canceled, and even the Splash Mountain ride at Disney World would undergo changes demanded by outraged activists.

The music world has also been impacted. The country group Lady Antebellum has changed their name to Lady A. Now, the Dixie Chicks have changed their name to just the Chicks.

In this new era, the world “Dixie” is no longer allowed. On Friday, New Orleans Saints and Dixie Beer owner Gayle Benson announced that her product would undergo a name change. Dixie Beer was established in 1907 and returned to New Orleans with much fanfare in 2017, but the celebration lasted only three years.

According to Benson, “Our nation and community are currently engaged in critical conversations about racism and systemic social issues that have caused immeasurable pain and oppression of our black and brown communities…We look forward to listening, learning and making sure that our brewery fulfills its promise of uniting, inspiring and leading all in our community.”

Benson will choose a new name based on community input, even though many outraged Dixie Beer drinkers are now vowing to never buy her product again. Yet, it is not only Dixie Beer that is changing. There are many other products that are undergoing mob enforced transformations as well.

We can say goodbye to Eskimo Pies, Aunt Jemima, Uncle Ben’s, and Mrs. Butterworth. The packaging and imaging for products such as Land O’ Lakes butter and Cream of Wheat

Thus, we can say goodbye to Eskimo Pies, Aunt Jemima, Uncle Ben’s, and Mrs. Butterworth. The packaging and imaging for products such as Land O’ Lakes butter and Cream of Wheat will also undergo massive changes.

All of this is being done to improve sensitivity considering the George Floyd incident. The reality is that these actions are nothing but preposterous window dressing to make liberals look like they care. This virtue signaling is part of the new corporate America that will support Black Lives Matter, even though their leaders admit to “Marxist training,” and demand that if they don’t get what they want they “will burn down this system and replace it.”

Obviously, they want to replace our constitutional republic with Marxism, a system that has killed tens of millions of people around the globe. In fact, the leader of an anti-monument group in New Orleans is an avowed Marxist who has targeted dozens of street names and monuments for destruction throughout the city.

Sadly, our country is in the process of giving these radicals complete control of our corporations, our culture and soon our political and economic systems. If Joe Biden is elected President, we can expect him to allow the extreme left to control his administration and move toward the absolute devastation of our capitalist economy.

This November, the American way of life is at stake, including our economic survival. If Americans allow it, the revolution that has shaken our culture and our economy will destroy our political system as well. Thus, this upcoming election is not only important, it means everything.

Be The Storm To Save America


Fate whispered to the warrior “You cannot withstand the storm, the warrior whispered to fate, I AM THE STORM”

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Re-posted from the Canada Free Press By  —— Bio and ArchivesJune 27, 2020

Be The Storm To Save America

Dear citizens of the United States of America, there are a few facts about how things are going and YOU have to make a decision. There used to be a question from our past that asked “would you rather live on your feet, or die on your knees?” Look at the animals that have been unleashed on you and your families, people who burn, loot, destroy anything that has nobility.

These are cheats, liars and destroyers of good

If it is a beautiful piece of art or statuary, or even an anthem that speaks of your ancestors and benefactors that gave you a place where you could have a world of your own within a country created and dedicated in consecration to GOD.  With all of that said, do you for one moment believe these are the kind of people who care for a better world, a more fair and honest system, a fallen friend, a country that nurtured them perhaps that taught them how to stand on their hind legs?

Of course you don’t.  These cretins, who in the name of fighting against racism, have already gone into the streets and destroyed the lives of thousands of people who worked for decades to gain the benefits of a caring,  opportunity-laden society and these anarchists destroyed it in a week or two.

They used the death of a man they didn’t know nor obviously care about by creating havoc in the lives of thousands and did so in the name of that man.

These are cheats, liars and destroyers of good.  Do any among us who are not a part of the planned anarchy designed to turn over the country of your forefathers, loved ones and relatives who died to make it great, believe for one moment that these people would hesitate for an instant to kill, loot and destroy the lives of the victims (you) before turning them and the country over to the Socialists from foreign countries and the Main Democrat party here for their domination and their dream of a One World Government?

I recently read a Warrior’s response to fates challenge.  I am sharing it with you so that if it strikes you as it did me you will read it over and over and see yourself in it, and start striking back in every legal way (if legal actually exists any longer) defending the police, the integrity of those who work to maintain the wellness of your cities and the country, veterans and the fallen who paid the ultimate price, and the children that will inherit what we leave behind. No I didn’t forget the piece I said I would share.

Fate whispered to the warrior “You cannot withstand the storm, the warrior whispered to fate, I AM THE STORM1.” Please be the storm where you can be it best.

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You Can’t Miss What You Don’t Have in the First Place


But it sure feels much worse when you do have something and that something is taken away permanently

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Re-posted from the Canada Free Press By  —— Bio and ArchivesJune 22, 2020

You Can't Miss What You Don't Have in the First Place

Growing up in the proletariat class of communism, we never had much time to ponder over our perennial hunger or our miserable state in life, we were too busy trying to find something to eat, most of the time standing in lines daily to fight over the supply of food allotted that day by the benevolent socialist government run by the Communist Party.

Most of us were quite thin, malnourished, lacking vitamins and proper nutrition, but we were all in the same boat and we could do nothing about it as we had no arms to mount a rebellion to overthrow the Communist Party.

The communists and their sycophants ate well, lived well

The communists and their sycophants ate well, lived well, and enjoyed all the luxuries they accumulated by stealing everything of value that the proletariat at large had owned prior to the Bolshevik revolution. Their bank accounts were full, they took nice vacations and often, and we watched with resentment from afar.

We did not have the opportunity to better ourselves, or to develop the inner talents we were born with. We were too busy following the Communist Party rules and absurd regulations, to make sure we did not violate any of them or else we were imprisoned or re-educated in Siberia.

Creativity and allowed speech had to follow strict Party guidelines or else be censored for violating communist community standards, not unlike the social media moguls’ dictates today. But instead of being in Facebook jail for 30 days, you would find yourself in real prisons and the jailers threw away the key until they saw fit to let you go. Nobody followed the law, the law was what various Communist Party apparatchiks decided on a whim.

Individuality was verboten and nobody developed new ideas, projects, research, and other technical gadgetry. Worthless group-think with strict guidelines that augmented the collective was allowed.

I saw through the windows of nice restaurants an abundance of food that was sorely missing in our government run empty stores. These restaurants were off-limits for us as only the communist movers and shakers could afford such luxury. Mom was making 800 lei per month which, divided by the artificially pegged exchange rate of 12 lei to the dollar in 1980, it was about $67 a month from which we had to buy food, pay for water, electricity, rent, bus fares, and medicine. Dad was making slightly more, about 1,200 lei per month, a whopping sum of $100.

A fresh college graduate with an Economics degree earned the huge sum of 1880 lei per month, about $157 per month which allowed such a graduate to live a much better life if they could find food and lived together with their parents in a small 600 square feet concrete block apartment, standard government issue subsidized housing for all.

The proletariat knew they were missing a lot—they saw how rich Texans lived on the television series “Dallas” and their make-believe oil tycoon family. For some reason, the decadent capitalist show passed the censors. Perhaps they allowed the series on TV in order to show how evil capitalists were and that is why we lived so poorly, they were stealing it from us. At least that was the daily propaganda we heard on the two black and white television channels.

Communist Party stole our private properties, homes, and land

We were riveted weekly to another episode so that we could live vicariously and imagine what it would be like if we had their food, clothing, and the comforts of a real home instead of the drab match boxes we were stacked on 5-9 stories high after the wise Communist Party stole our private properties, homes, and land.

Before the show ended, I moved to the U.S. in 1978 and, as the next season of Dallas played on American television, my family back home was flooding me with questions about the show such as “who killed J.R. Ewing,” but most of all, did Americans live so well and did they have so much food?

I never thought personally that food would become an issue 42 years later in America due to a tyrannical government lockdown of the population under the guise of protecting them from a flu virus. The lockdown caught many people unaware who were buying food in smaller quantities and less frequently because many Americans ate in restaurants several times a week.

As an escapee from communism, the lockdown affected me much worse than it did many Americans around me. They were happy to hide behind masks, stay home, watch TV, get paid weekly for doing nothing, let government tell them what to do, where to go, how, and when. They were happy to comply. But to me, removing the choice of staying home or going out felt like the former communist life.

I went to restaurants just like my American brethren and now, the government closed them down and locked us in our homes with only permission to go to the grocery store and pharmacies. Suddenly, once the state government removed any opportunity to go to a restaurant, it felt much worse than when, under communism, we could not afford to go. I felt the tyranny on a much deeper level.

The entire communist country where I grew up was one big lockdown prison, with borders guarded with machine guns, heavily armed soldiers, and razor sharp barbed wire. But in the U.S., where radicals want to erase borders, we were bombarded by PSA propaganda, i.e., “we are in this together,” “alone together,” “you are not alone,” etc., all meant to increase and maintain population compliance. The country became one big masquerade ball with masks made of all sorts of materials including, as my friend Alexis joked, “Dr. Fauci’s underwear.”

I thought that this was a much more insidious form of tyranny. When it became evident that it was just a flu, the state and local government bureaucrats did not relent their socialist control of the populace and people continued to remain cowardly subdued, afraid of dying of the Covid-19 flu virus, while losing constitutional freedoms each day without as much as a whimper.

The moral of both experiences compared is that you can’t miss what you don’t have in the first place, but it sure feels much worse when you do have something and that something is taken away permanently.