Why Freedom is in Serious Jeopardy

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Why Freedom is in Serious Jeopardy
Disunity and the acceptance of authoritarianism.
By Dennis Prager

There are many ways in which to divide humanity — the decent and the indecent, the happy and the unhappy, the cowardly and the courageous, those who lead and those who follow, etc.

Two major divisions that are less often noted but highly consequential are between those who want to control others and those who have little interest in controlling others, and between the related categories of those who are comfortable with being controlled by others and those who detest being controlled by others.

Those who seek to control others and those who seek to be controlled by others would seem to be on opposite ends of the political spectrum. But they are not. Both groups are overwhelmingly populated by individuals on the Left.

They currently dominate four of the five English-speaking countries (the United Kingdom may be the one exception). The ease with which Australians, Canadians and New Zealanders have accepted the loss of liberty in their respective countries has been the saddest and most frightening development since the rise of totalitarianism in the early 20th century.

Even sadder and more frightening has been the acceptance of authoritarianism by half of the American people. America has been the beacon of liberty in the world. America was the country to which France gave the Statue of Liberty. America has been, as President Abraham Lincoln characterized it, “the last best hope of Earth.” America’s self-image has been that of a “sweet land of liberty” and of “the land of the free and home of the brave.”

Then came a new virus (one with a survival rate in the 99% range for nearly all age groups except older adults who are also very sick), and suddenly, in the name of “public health,” no amount of suppression of liberty, no matter how irrational, has been resisted by the majority of Americans or almost any citizens of the other English-speaking countries.

The citizens of Australia’s biggest states are not allowed to leave their homes for more than a few hours a day, not allowed to congregate with other citizens even outdoors, not allowed even to speak with one another outdoors. For more than a year and a half, Australians have not been allowed to leave their country without the express permission of their government, which will decide whether they have a good enough reason. And, of course, church services are forbidden. Australians, Canadians and New Zealanders, most of whom are thoroughly secular, have only contempt for their compatriots who wish to attend religious services.

In many arenas of life, most Australians have fewer rights than most Soviet citizens did. Like Australians, Soviet citizens could not leave their country without permission, but they were allowed to leave their homes, to speak with people in the street and to visit dying relatives in hospitals.

Meanwhile, a large percentage of Americans support a president of the United States who offers government and an enormous number of private-entity workers a choice between getting vaccinated — no matter how young they are, and whether they already had COVID-19 — or losing their job. In other words, many Americans support firing any unvaccinated fellow citizens who work for the government, the medical professions or privately owned companies with 100 or more employees.

Half of America supports a president who portrays the other half of America as an enemy, their fellow Americans as people for whom they should have hatred. No American president has ever given as divisive a speech as the one in which President Joe Biden announced his vaccine mandates (something he denied wanting to impose only nine months ago, in December of 2020). Lincoln, despite the Civil War, a war in which more Americans were killed than in all other American wars combined, called on Americans to have “malice toward none.” Biden, as mean-spirited a president as this country has ever had, has called for malice toward 100 million Americans, declaring, “our patience is wearing thin.”

There is a three-pronged left-wing assault on liberty: in the name of public health (COVID-19); in the name of “anti-racism”; and in the name of saving the planet (climate change). By ratcheting up fear and hysteria, the Left is using each to end individual liberty, including freedom of speech, for the first time in American history.

Will the Left succeed?

Unless Americans fight the Left as hard as the Union fought the slave states, the answer is yes.

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TimeWarpWife

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When Bumbling Biden's shot mandate came out, I noticed the next time I went to the grocery store there were less than 10 of us not wearing masks, and the store was pretty busy. When I came out of the store that day, a man who passed me outside the store looked at me and said the word "mask" to me, which I promptly ignored and went on to my car. Yesterday when I went to the same store, another busy day, there was myself and two other people not wearing masks, everyone else was masked up. Of course, I live in Liberal Looneyville, so I'm not surprised. Btw, this isn't anything about masks, I'm just pointing out that the people in my area are mostly Communist Democrat supporters who believe everything their party tells them and do what they're told to do ~ no questions asked.
 

TimeWarpWife

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:hmmm ever thought about moving!
I'd love to move to FL or TX, where we have family and/or friends. My MIL is elderly and dh is the only child who lives near her, so he has been resistant to moving. However, if the shot mandate is forced by his employer, which it isn't yet, then he said we might have to move. Frankly, I'm hoping that my next move will be to heaven in the Rapture before having to make the decision to move somewhere else.
 

Rocky R.

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You know, we've all said before that Joe Biden was installed into office to bring about the downfall of the United States, the last bastion of freedom in the world and one of the only two obstacles in the globalists' goal of a one-world government. I believe God allowed it in order to truly accelerate the end times drama, and as Barack Obama was quoted, "Never underestimate Joe's ability to #@*$! things up." Now, these wicked men intend it for evil, but God intends it for the good of His church since the Bride can't be here when God begins to pour out His wrath on the planet, starting with the revealing of the lawless one, the worthless shepherd.

Sometimes I'm tempted to think that it's still ten or more years away, but something inside me is feeling like an overworked student in grade school, watching the clock constantly, knowing that when the bell rings school is over and it's time for summer vacation! Maybe when we get much closer to it, when the actual event is only a few weeks away, I'll start feeling like a very small boy on Christmas Eve.
 

RobinB

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Sometimes I'm tempted to think that it's still ten or more years away, but something inside me is feeling like an overworked student in grade school, watching the clock constantly, knowing that when the bell rings school is over and it's time for summer vacation! Maybe when we get much closer to it, when the actual event is only a few weeks away, I'll start feeling like a very small boy on Christmas Eve.
:nod
 

TimeWarpWife

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Is it in the realm of possibility that your MIL might be able to be relocated along with you?
Unfortunately, she refuses to move. In fact, the family member living in TX is her youngest son and he's been trying to get her to move there. She keeps telling him she was born in VA, lived her whole life in VA, and will die here. Sorry, I've lived here since I was a toddler and I don't see the big deal about VA, especially as the Communist Democrats have been in absolute control since around 2007. I'd much rather live where sanity and reason reign in the state and local governments, as well as the majority of people living in the state.
 

Aiyanna

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When Bumbling Biden's shot mandate came out, I noticed the next time I went to the grocery store there were less than 10 of us not wearing masks, and the store was pretty busy. When I came out of the store that day, a man who passed me outside the store looked at me and said the word "mask" to me, which I promptly ignored and went on to my car. Yesterday when I went to the same store, another busy day, there was myself and two other people not wearing masks, everyone else was masked up. Of course, I live in Liberal Looneyville, so I'm not surprised. Btw, this isn't anything about masks, I'm just pointing out that the people in my area are mostly Communist Democrat supporters who believe everything their party tells them and do what they're told to do ~ no questions asked.
I live in Oregon. Yeah, it's been soooo much fun (NOT). One time I was walking outside on my lunch break enjoying some nice fresh air. No mask (I have to wear a mask all day at work, it's nice to just go outside and take it off). I walked by a lady, she looked angry at me and was saying something, but with her wearing a mask and me with my earbuds in, I didn't hear a thing. Just smiled and walked past her.
I want to leave Oregon so bad. So so bad. I've been praying hard about it. My fiancee's mom lives in Florida and we have plans to move there, we're just struggling financially rn. Oregon's cost of living is so outrageous, we can't even afford to leave:doh
I told someone I was wanting to move to Florida here soon, and she just looked at me and went "eeeww! They're so gross! They don't even wear masks or require vaccines there!" Me: I know, it's awesome:heh
 

PortWen

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I told someone I was wanting to move to Florida here soon, and she just looked at me and went "eeeww! They're so gross! They don't even wear masks or require vaccines there!" Me: I know, it's awesome:heh


“…..Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand…” Matthew 12: 25.

Countries are being torn apart deliberately.

I hope you manage to find a way to get to Florida…I will be praying for you.
 
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