Masks on a Plane

I just got back from a business trip to Spokane, WA (by “just” I mean I got home last night after midnight).

On the way to Spokane on Monday, masks were required on the flight. The next day, while on the job, I find out that shortly after I landed, the mask mandate had been overturned by a federal judge and all the airlines had immediately rescinded the requirement. So on the trip out, I missed out on being able to fly mask free by a couple of hours.

Then I hear that they’re appealing the ruling, for our own safety of course, because we heathens are too stupid to be trusted with our own health and safety.

I read somewhere yesterday that some polling company manufactured conducted a poll that said something like 55% of the population supports the mask mandate.

Well, unless the respondents to the poll never fly and support the mandate out of spite, or a majority of people completely lack self control and won’t do what they think is right unless forced, those numbers are slightly exaggerated. I’d say about 20% of the people in the airport and on the flights yesterday wore masks.

I took this picture at the Denver airport yesterday. I took it to show that there were no seats in the gate area and everyone was having to sit on the floor (how ridiculous is that?) but you can get an idea of how many people were wearing masks.

I suppose it’s possible there are a lot of people around who think people should wear masks but won’t do it themselves unless forced, but I doubt it.

I think the mask mandates are supremely unpopular and, if the Biden Administration succeeds in finding a judge that overturns the overturn and people are forced back into masks on airplanes, there are going to be a lot of unhappy people becoming even more unhappy.


So, can we call it tyranny yet?

Actually, I know that as long as people are relatively comfortable, well fed and entertained, we won’t be seeing the bulk of Americans taking to the streets in protest, but damn…what do they have to do for us to just acknowledge that our government has become tyrannical?

As previously discussed, they blatantly stole a presidential election and possibly many congressional and senate elections as well; they are purging the military of anyone who doesn’t support the party line; they are redefining anyone who doesn’t support the leftist agenda as “domestic extremists” while enabling those who support their agenda to burn and loot and disrupt society at will; they’re freeing criminals, reducing sentences, eliminating bail and defunding police while insisting that the law abiding should not have the means of self defense; for going on two years now they’ve been setting nonsensical and arbitrary rules on where we can go, what businesses can be open, and how we must conduct ourselves in public over a virus with a 98+% survival rate.

The latest and greatest, the intelligence branch of the shadow government (you don’t really think a barely functional puppet like Biden is actually in charge do you?) is officially circumventing the fourth amendment by enlisting the aid of more than willing private businesses to assist them in ferreting out dissenting opinions.

Paypal just announced that they are now expanding their efforts and partnering with the ADL to remove the ability of organizations they don’t approve of to raise, save or spend money under the guise if “anti-hate” and “anti-white supremacy” and “anti-racist”. The problem is that for years the ADL’s just been arbitrarily declaring any group that doesn’t support their leftist agenda as a “hate group” or “racist” or “white supremacist”. Even as benign a group as the Patriot Guard Riders as made the lists of “racist” groups. Anyone who knows the history and purpose of the PGR knows that is complete and utter BS. I closed my account with Paypal years ago because of their anti-gun policies, but they’re now declaring financial war on any groups that they politically disagree with.

And state and federal government agencies are now beginning to mandate their employees accept a relatively new medical treatment that has still only received emergency authorization from the FDA.

Earlier today New York City Mayor De Blasio announced mandated vaccinations for all 340,000 city employees.

Hours later Joe Biden announced mandatory vaccinations for all 115,000 front-line employees of The Veterans Affairs department.

Immediately thereafter, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced all state employees and healthcare providers will be forced to vaccinate. None of these events are disconnected.

And this is in the face of serious concerns about the long term effects of these “vaccines” on the recipients.

If the above incidents as well as many others I’ve not bothered to mention here, don’t constitute Tyranny, then nothing does.

Put a fork in the American ideal of liberty…it’s done.



It’s important to have one’s priorities straight.

For example, you know about all those stories in the media about evil white supremacists attacking Asians and Jews, and rioting in the cities, burning and looting, taking over entire blocks of some cities. Rampant crime in major cities obviously being perpetrated by members of the Three Percenters, and the Proud Boys and the Oathkeepers and the Patriot Guard Riders right?

Don’t worry, the Biden Administration is on it.

“Racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists (principally those who promote the superiority of the white race) and militia violent extremists are assessed as presenting the most persistent and lethal threats,” the strategy says.

Yup, white supremacy is the worst threat this country is facing right now.

And the weaponization of the federal government against patriotic Americans continues apace.


Modern “Justice”

It’s not a criminal act to vandalize a person’s vehicle and attack them with thrown objects, but it is a criminal act to defend oneself against such an attack.

I want to point out that the guy didn’t pull his gun in response to his vehicle being vandalized, he pulled his gun when the attackers started pelting him with whatever it was they were throwing. Also, he was severely outnumbered. Disparity of force is a factor in the “reasonableness” of the decision to use deadly force.

Some would say he shouldn’t have been there with his flags, that he provoked the response.

My response is, since when does only one side get to express their first amendment rights? The Antifa thugs are a tiny, tiny minority in our society, the fact that we allow them to commandeer the entire conversation because we are too afraid to meet them face to face is why we are losing the culture war. We don’t fight. We sit in the comfort of our homes and shake our heads over it, and when a few brave souls do show up, we vilify them for being so stupid as to stand up for what they believe.

And many cheer the Police arresting them for trying to defend themselves against the mob.

That’s why I find it hard to believe that a “civil war” is brewing as many on the right keep predicting. We as a culture no longer have the will to stand up and fight for our freedom and liberty. The other side definitely has the will to fight for their power to oppress us, but we don’t have the will to resist. There will be a few pockets of resistance, but they will be ruthlessly wiped out and the rest will meekly surrender. By the time things get bad enough for a large enough number of the population to be willing to fight back, it will be way too late and the jackboots will be firmly on the neck of the nation.

As I’ve said many times before, I just hope it takes long enough that I’m dead and buried before this slow motion train wreck comes to rest.


The next step in the battle against wrongthink

So, they’ve successfully defined membership in various patriotic, America first organizations like the Oathkeepers, Proud Boys and Three Percenters (and, illogically have even included the Patriot Guard Riders, which makes absolutely ZERO sense if you know anything about what the Patriot Guard Riders do or why they were formed) as “domestic terrorist” organizations.

They’re working on purging the military of politically unreliable troops…”politically unreliable” being defined as anyone that leans to the right or has ever expressed the sentiment that they will not obey illegal/unconstitutional orders.

The next step is to root out the insurgents in the weeds. The ones who aren’t publicly members of the horrible domestic terrorist organizations mentioned above. How better to do that than to scour the internet for wrongthink.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is now getting ready to hire public companies, individual contractors outside government, to scour public data and social media in order to provide information for the new “domestic terror watch lists.”

I have a sneaking suspicion that I’m going to be on one of those watch lists soon. Of course, I have to travel for work, so being on a list that prevents me from flying will get me fired, but that’s a small price to pay to save the nation from my evil thoughts isn’t it?

I mean, my beliefs that the government should work FOR the people, not the other way around, that people should be free to do whatever the heck they want as long as it isn’t depriving anyone else of their rights, that it isn’t the government’s job to take care of me – or to tell me what to do, etc etc etc are obviously an existential threat to the American way of life, right?

I suppose I could delete my blog right now and try to fade back into the weeds…but that’s what they want. That’s the whole point: to shut us up, keep us silent and prevent us from spreading wrongthink willy nilly throughout the country.

Besides, it wouldn’t do any good anyway. The Internet is forever.


Hear Hear!

From The Last Refuge:

A reminder…. 50 FBI agents were enlisted within the Trump-Russia investigation to push a narrative. 13 FBI agents were dispatched to Talladega speedway to investigate a garage pull-down rope and push a narrative. Thousands of FBI hours have been spent investigating the January 6th Washington DC protest… and once again another terrorist carries out a mass shooting where the FBI knew the suspect in advance.


The Ideological Purge of the Military has begun

Remember all those times that people on the left said that if we resisted their plans to forcibly take away our guns, we’d lose because we can’t fight the might of the US military?

Remember how we responded “but most of the military would be on our side”?

They listened and they’re working very hard to eliminate that problem.

In his memo, Austin announced that the Department of Defense “will not tolerate…actions associated with extremist or dissident ideologies” and ordered all 1.4 million personnel to receive “extremism” training. And he promised it was just the beginning: the “stand-down is just the first initiative of what I believe must be a concerted effort to…eliminate the corrosive effects that extremist ideology and conduct have on the workforce.”

And what to they define as “extremism”?

Supporting the Second Amendment, Supporting the First Amendment, being critical of government, quoting or citing the Constitution, using phrases like “don’t tread on me” or “Molon Labe”, membership in subversive organizations like the Patriot Guard Riders or the NRA, refusing to ignore the plethora of evidence that the 2020 election was stolen, insisting that the federal employees that conducted themselves illegally while engaged in a four year witch hunt for “Russian collusion” after the 2016 election be prosecuted for their crimes.

You know, basically anything a typical middle America, conservative Republican might think, say or do.

It is nothing less than an ideological purge. They want to ensure that the military is loyal to the left.

There is only one way to view this: preparing the field. They are readying themselves for what they know is coming and they don’t want to ensure that, when the military is ordered to turn the tanks and guns and bombs on their fellow US citizens, there will be no balking, hesitation or defections.

When someone constantly tells us we are their enemy and is clearly preparing for war, we should probably take heed.


Consent of the Governed

“That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed.”

Does it seem to anyone else that this is not the behavior of a group of people who sincerely believe that they are simply exercising powers derived from the consent of the Governed?

The task force charged with reviewing Capitol Hill security in the wake of the deadly Jan. 6 attack on Congress has proposed among its reforms launching a permanent military police battalion staffed by rotating Guard and reserve troops to help provide “quick reaction” support in case of future violence.

“Fences don’t work…except the ones we put around our homes and the Capital building to protect us from the the people we work for.” doesn’t sound much like people who sincerely believe they are serving the best interests of the people to me.


This is my surprised face

Cases against rioters quietly dismissed

So, if you were involved in a movement that burned down businesses and homes, looted, assaulted and murdered innocent people, blockaded and took over entire blocks of a major city for weeks, attacked federal buildings and police with Molotov cocktails, missiles and fireworks…no worries, it was a mostly peaceful protest after all.

But if you believe that the election was stolen, are a Trump supporter, expect your first and/or second amendment rights to be respected and protected, you’re an domestic terrorist and if you were involved in the “armed insurrection” wherein no one was armed and the primary act of insurrection was visiting congresscritter’s offices and taking selfies, you should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and sent to prison for 30 years.

Nope, no double standards here at all.


Ihre Papiere, bitte

The German government (of course) is calling for “vaccination passports” to be implemented for travel in the EU.

Of course, we are assured:

Merkel … cautioned that a vaccine passport should not “mean that only those who have a vaccination passport are allowed to travel.”

Note the weasel word “should”.

Just like Social Security numbers shouldn’t be used for identification.

And the records of guns sales and background checks shouldn’t be used as a backdoor gun registration.

Allow me to translate that out of “politicianese” and into English:

“We realize that if we make this mandatory for travel at this point, many nations will refuse to implement it due to concerns that it will cause a political backlash and the government figures who support it may lose their positions of power; therefore, we’ll insist that it ‘should not’ be used in such a way until it gains wide adoption, after which we’ll change the words ‘should not’ to ‘shall'”

Because that’s just how totalitarian leftists roll.

By the way…I wonder if they’ll check the vaccination passports of “refugees” from the Middle East and Africa?