I admit it, I was wrong

Posted: October 14, 2021 by Jon Fournier in Uncategorized
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Three weeks ago I was hopeful that I was seeing the first signs that people around the world were finally ready to fight back against the freedom crushing Coronavirus restrictions.  I was so hopeful that I wrote this article People around the world are beginning to rise up against Coronavirus restrictions and vaccine mandates.  My hopes that I was seeing the beginnings of a wave of mass protests that would ultimately result in the end to all of the lockdowns, mask mandates and vaccine mandates that have plagued the world for the past eighteen months, have since been extinguished. 

In the two weeks leading up to that previous article, I encountered numerous articles chronicling mass protests where tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of individuals were taking to the streets to demand an end to all liberty destroying Coronavirus restrictions and mandates.  These mass protests were happening all around the globe and seemed to be gaining in both the numbers of protests each day and the number of individuals at each protest.  It really seemed to me that a momentum was beginning that would feed on itself, and over time, escalate to a point where governments around the world would have no choice but to end all mandates and restrictions.

Unfortunately, these protests petered out soon after I published my article.  The momentum stopped and the protests quickly diminished in both size and frequency, without any meaningful easing of restrictions and mandates.  None of the conservative and libertarian websites I get my news from are posting stories about new or continuing  mass protests now, even those in Australia, which appeared to be on the verge of exploding into mass riots.  These mass protests might be continuing, and all sites, even Breitbart is ignoring them, which I doubt. 

Right now I am so disheartened by the fact that these mass protests have diminished rather that escalated.  I am sickened by the fact so few around the world seem to value their freedom enough to stand up and say, in a firm voice, enough is enough. I am most saddened that so few here in the United States seem to value their freedom and liberty at all.  This is most shocking to me considering that the United States used to be the freest and most prosperous nation that ever existed.

I am not going to give up the fight, even though it now seems to be a hopeless cause.  I’m actually going to redouble my efforts to bring about a mass nonviolent uprising against all of these mandates and restrictions, and I encourage everyone to do the same.  I’ve always been a rabble rouser who enjoys a good fight, even if it is a hopeless cause.

  1. Pod Hamp says:

    In Australia and to a lesser extent New Zealand the leaders have started easing up on restrictions, apparently coming to the conclusion that they couldn’t keep the Kung Flu out of their countries. That, I think, has taken the wind out of the sails of the protests.

    I read an article the other day in City Journal, I think about Britain. The writer was talking about a poll of the public regarding covid restrictions. It was utterly depressing the percentage of respondents that wanted to continue masking, distancing and closing public venues indefinitely into the future. The British are apparently scared sh*tless of covid and are willing to abandon all their freedoms if that will provide them the illusion of safety.

    As for me, I refuse to live my life in fear. The only place I wear a mask is where I am forced to. Namely, the airport, the Dr office, and the assisted living center. I am vaxxed (twice) so I don’t care what others do or don’t do. So there.

  2. bob sykes says:

    My impression over the last couple of weeks is that the number of people wearing masks is increasing, and that many young adults are wearing them.

    A certain degree of oppression has become normalized, and it will serve as a base for further oppressions later on. We are witnessing the conversion of a representative democracy into a dictatorship. It looks like the conversion will be really easy.

  3. Sailorcurt says:

    “We are witnessing the conversion of a representative democracy into a dictatorship. It looks like the conversion will be really easy.”

    That’s typical. The vast majority of humanity is way more concerned with safety and security than liberty. That’s why so many people work endlessly at jobs they hate doing work they despise rather than striking out on their own. Working for someone else (and letting them take all the risks associated with starting and running a business) seems much more secure.

    There’s also a significant minority who’s idea of “freedom” is that they have the freedom to tell everyone else how they should live their lives. What color their house can be. How big their personal vehicles can be (if they are even allowed to have them). How much water their toilets can flush. What medical procedures they are or are not allowed to utilize…heck, what medical procedures they’re REQUIRED to utilize.

    Add together the large majority of people who don’t want the burdens of being treated as free adults and just want to be taken care of, with the ones who want to lord it over everyone else, and those of us who want nothing more than to be left alone to live our lives as we see fit (including reaping the rewards of good decisions and facing the consequences of poor ones) are vastly outnumbered.

    This has been one of the drivers of the collapse of every major civilization in history. Ours won’t be any different. Everything that has a beginning, also has an end.