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    They are no longer even trying ...

    The Cathedral is no longer even trying to pretend to be anything other than outright Orwellian.

    In fact, its mouthpieces in the corporate media are now openly embracing it, without irony or shame.

    Notice how the author doesn't make even a token attempt to deny the "dire warnings" she forebodes.

    "Concerns about threats to our liberties" are "overblown", she says - and we are not to "waste [time] arguing about it".

    Big Brother, you see, is a very "pragmatic" fellow, and he ain't got no time for that.

    So you are merely to accept it and submit.

    From Airstrip One (broken link):

    hxxps://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/we-need-big-brother-to-beat-this-virus-5b0njl68r

    The Keystone Coppery of recent weeks has had some people muttering darkly that we are heading the way of a police state. Those who style themselves as defenders of ancient British liberties will soon have bigger fish to fry: the digital surveillance tools that government hopes to use to trace the infected. Prepare for dire warnings of state intrusion and an avalanche of Nineteen Eighty-Four quotes on social media warning that Big Brother is upon us. Yet if we are to beat a path out of this pandemic without destroying our economy, overblown concerns about threats to our liberties must be countered by pragmatism. To recover some semblance of normality before a vaccine is found, we must accept the need for the state to access more information about ourselves, our health and our whereabouts — and not waste precious weeks arguing about it.

    Last edited by Occam's Banana; 01-25-2021 at 06:56 AM.


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    If only we'd voted harder in the recent election. That would have fixed everything right up.
    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCTelander View Post
    If only we'd voted harder in the recent election. That would have fixed everything right up.
    It would have helped, but I think they would have given Biden 100 million votes if he needed it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    It would have helped, but I think they would have given Biden 100 million votes if he needed it.
    They would have given him 500 million if they had to.
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    Evil leftists gonna evil
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    Boy did George Orwell call it or what?
    "Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration is minding my own business."

    Calvin Coolidge

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Globalist View Post
    Boy did George Orwell call it or what?
    Orwell called it not because he was clairvoyant, it is because he was one of them and read the agenda a long time ago. 1984 is their instructional manual.
    Proverbs 29:18
    "Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he."

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    "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children."

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    I already got my card.
    Pfizer Macht Frei!

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    Greater state surveillance, including ID cards, is required...

    Except for voting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danke View Post
    I already got my card.
    I have a special permit .

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    They figure this abusive relationship has reached that stage, the yes I'm an abuser, but take that as proof I love you phase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DamianTV View Post
    Define Terrorist please.

    According to, well, pretty much both political parties, the other party is now guilty of Terrorism.
    Listening to the mainstream media is like standing under a power line when the birds are migrating.

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    Did you know Democrat inaugurations cure the common cold?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    All Hail the Reopening!
    Jeffrey A. Tucker – January 25, 2021
    What a glorious thing the reopening is! After nearly a year of darkening times, the light has begun to dawn, at least in the US.

    Given how incredibly political this pandemic has been from the beginning, many people smell a rat. Is it really the case that the reopening of the American economy, particularly in blue states, is so perfectly timed? Do the science and politics really line up so well?
    ...
    For those of us inveighing against lockdowns for a full year, it’s truly been a remarkable week. Restrictions are being loosened or are going away. We are finally getting some truth about the carnage. And we are even starting to see some elected officials being honest with us.What a glorious thing the reopening is! After nearly a year of darkening times, the light has begun to dawn, at least in the US.

    Given how incredibly political this pandemic has been from the beginning, many people smell a rat. Is it really the case that the reopening of the American economy, particularly in blue states, is so perfectly timed? Do the science and politics really line up so well?
    ...
    For those of us inveighing against lockdowns for a full year, it’s truly been a remarkable week. Restrictions are being loosened or are going away. We are finally getting some truth about the carnage. And we are even starting to see some elected officials being honest with us
    .

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    Quote Originally Posted by DamianTV View Post
    Define Terrorist please.

    According to, well, pretty much both political parties, the other party is now guilty of Terrorism.
    Listening to the mainstream media is like standing under a power line when the birds are migrating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DamianTV View Post
    Define Terrorist please.

    According to, well, pretty much both political parties, the other party is now guilty of Terrorism.
    Listening to the mainstream media is like standing under a power line when the birds are migrating.

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    "genomic surveillance" ...

    https://twitter.com/naomirwolf/statu...79372638400512

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    What is with these people and their want for domination over everyone else?

    Sick motherf**kers.
    Welcome to the R3VOLUTION!



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