Guy Page: Tyranny just around the corner?

By Guy Page

In the last 10 days, three events have taken place that make me fear the possible imminent loss of Americans’ freedom of speech and assembly.

I do not make this statement lightly. I say it now while there is still time.

Event I: February 7 – the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issues a “Summary of the Terrorism Threat to the United States.” This remarkable, terrifying document gets right to the point in the first sentence: “The United States remains in a heightened threat environment fueled by several factors, including an online environment filled with false or misleading narratives and conspiracy theories, and other forms of mis- dis- and mal-information (MDM) introduced and/or amplified by foreign and domestic threat actors.”

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Speech is the threat. Not bad people actively planning to kill Americans with guns, knives or truck bombs. The Department of Homeland Security led by Alejandro Mayorkas (more on him later) says “these threat actors seek to exacerbate societal friction to sow discord and undermine public trust in government institutions to encourage unrest, which could potentially inspire acts of violence.”

Get that? Mayorkas is all for free speech, but not this particular speech undermines public trust in government institutions. Such speech could inspire violence. It must be stopped.

Are you critical of Covid-19 government policy? Concerned about election fraud? Well, if you’ve said so online, you, sir or madam, fall into Alejandro Mayorkas’ description of a “domestic threat actor.” That’s the plain reading of this bulletin.

And don’t get Mayorkas started on critics of 5G technology: “Domestic violent extremists have also viewed attacks against U.S. critical infrastructure as a means to create chaos and advance ideological goals, and have recently aspired to disrupt U.S. electric and communications critical infrastructure, including by spreading false or misleading narratives about 5G cellular technology.

Kapisch? “Our” government thinks social media users saying 5G causes cancer (a not-implausible public health position) have “aspired to disrupt critical infrastructure.”

What’s even scarier than this statement is that almost no-one in Congress, Montpelier or the state and national media has rebuked Mayorkas.

Under the header “How We Are Responding,” DHS describes how it is working with every level of government to combat the scourge of Free Speech:

“DHS is working with public and private sector partners, as well as foreign counterparts, to identify and evaluate MDM, including false or misleading narratives and conspiracy theories spread on social media and other online platforms that endorse or could inspire violence.”

Presumably the State of Vermont is among the “public partners.” It’s time to ask Gov. Phil Scott and Public Safety Commissioner Michael Schirling what they’re hearing from DHS about free speech domestic threat actors in Vermont, and whether they will be complicit in suppressing online free speech.

DHS has opened a new Office of Intelligence and Analysis to probe domestic online communications. Is there a Vermont counterpart?

And here’s where it really gets local. DHS is dispensing federal grants hand over fist to state and local partners to help them eradicate MDM. No less than three separate grant programs have been created.

It’s time to ask every Vermont legislator and selectboard member if they have heard about these grants, and if they plan to take the federal money and do their bidding.

It’s time to ask Sen. Patrick Leahy (202) 224-4242, Sen. Bernie Sanders 202-224-5141, and Rep. Peter Welch 1-888-605-7270 if they plan to protest DHS suppression of free speech. Might be a good question to ask of our candidates for state and federal office, too.

And finally, it might be a good time to take a public stand. While you still can, legally. Vermonters supporting Canadian freedom will wave signs and flags tomorrow and Saturday. North of the border, Canadians find themselves under the freedom-restricting Emergencies Act.

Mayorkas figures into this story, too.

Event II: Thursday February 10. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttegieg and Mayorkas speaks with their Canadian counterparts about the truck convoy crisis, “urging them to use Federal powers to resolve this situation at our joint border and offering the full support of our Homeland Security and Transportation departments,” CNN reports that day.

Event III: Monday, February 14. Trudeau invokes the Emergencies Act. Here’s what it will mean in the short-term, according to the Feb. 14 Toronto Globe and Mail:

“These tools include strengthening the ability to impose fines or imprisonment, and allow the government to secure and protect critical infrastructure, including border crossings and airports. The act enables the RCMP (federal police) to enforce provincial bylaws.

“The new emergency measures also give expanded powers to Canada’s banks and the federal financial intelligence agency to monitor and stem the flow of funds to protesters blockading key corridors across Canada. Under the act, banks will be able to freeze accounts without obtaining a court order, and without fear of being sued for doing so.”

The Canadian government is freezing bank accounts, right now. The Act also gives the government the power of “summary conviction” and subsequent fine or imprisonment “for contravention of any order or regulation made under this section.” Summary conviction is defined as the conviction of a person… before a magistrate or court, without the intervention of a jury.”

If summary conviction happens in real time — good-bye, due process.

Event IV? An American truck convoy reportedly is in the works. According to those pesky social media reports, it will leave the West Coast in March and head towards Washington, D.C.. If that happens for real, what will Mayorkas do? Wring his hands and twiddle his thumbs? I don’t think so. The Cuban refugee who as Obama’s DHS chief wouldn’t let refugees from Communist Fidel Castro’s regime into the United States will almost certainly not “allow” truckers to clog the streets of Washington D.C.. And us folks talking about the truck convoy / 5G / Covid restrictions / election fraud / discontent with the government social media? “Domestic Threat Actors spreading MDM.”

MDM sounds a lot like WMD — the “weapons of mass destruction” from which DHS was created to keep us safe. But the weapons capable of destroying America can take many forms — including a government so self-obsessed that it fears the criticism of free Americans.

Guy Page is publisher of the Vermont Daily Chronicle. Reprinted with permission.

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/Public domain

19 thoughts on “Guy Page: Tyranny just around the corner?

  1. Guy is an inspiration to all of us to use our voice in the struggle to be heard. We know now we will be cancelled, censored, shut down, shamed, and vilified, but we can’t be silenced. Speaking the truth is our greatest weapon, and the courage to do so is our highest calling.

    • Remember 2 weeks to cancel the spread? Canadians are struggling with that at the moment.

      Guy does great work, we need more like him and yourself. Great work on both parts…

    • I’m listening to this pod cast, I’m toward the end. This is way more than just about Covid-19.

      It’s a great listen, do your own research, look at the patterns…..very very interesting…

      Build Back Better, own nothing and be happy.

      What they forget to mention is that they will own everything, including you. This is the format for slavery. Too funny, you will be overjoyed when you hear the truth. He speaks of sociopaths. of which there are many in this world, aka extreme narcissists, old school fools.

      This is the division and lines of which there are sides, not Dem vs. Rep, that is the cover to which they want us fighting. Love, love this podcast….way cool.

    • Yes, find your spiritual strength where you can. But don’t give up just yet.

      Reprinted from several days ago:

      Actually, Vermont has become a petri dish for the World Trade Organization/World Economic Forum, based in Geneva, Switzerland. Keep in mind that former Governor Madeline Kunin, born in Switzerland, and former U.S. Ambassador to same, opened the doors to these folks.

      The WTO/WEF’s notorious leaders include the likes of Henry Kissinger, George Soros, Bill Gates, Klaus Schwab (of course), Prince Andrew (who just bought off his Jeffrey Epstein victim), Carlos Ghosn, Borge Brende, and roughly 3000 other major international players, almost 700 of whom are from the U.S.

      Warren Buffett, curiously, is a holdout who disagrees with the WTO/WEF social tenants. And, of course, Donald Trump is the primary fly in the WTO/WEF ointment as well. Mitt Romney, Liz Cheney (representing her father’s interests), and the other RINOs are bit players in the WTO/WEF. Not to mention puppets Obama, Clinton, and Biden.

      Make no mistake – this is the most powerful conglomerate the world has ever known, much more powerful than Russia (the former Soviet Union) ever could become. And since China was admitted into the group in 2001, the totalitarian writing has been on the world’s wall, so to speak, for everyone to see.

      Everything we see in a global context is managed by the WTO/WEF. And the only thing standing in front of their totalitarian scheme is a shrinking group of individualists located primarily in the U.S. and Canada, where, as you can see, they/we are being systematically vilified, attacked, and disenfranchised by our corrupt socio-economic institutions – not the least of which being our public education monopoly.

      The November mid-term elections could be the last stand for our ‘American Dream’. If the mid-term elections aren’t won in the so-called ‘red wave’, it’s over for us. And even if the mid-terms let us live to fight another day, a continued fight is inevitable.

      • Great post, not giving up, no no. This is all fueled by pride. Which leads to narcissism, then sociopath and then psychopath……

        Basically they “know everything” and are God’s onto themselves. And in their “great” wisdom want control. So they crave, power, money and sex, these are their Gods and Idols…the natural human path without God, without scripture.

        And this is what we get today. More so in Vermont. So the cure is to change direction, a 180 degrees. Ironically it is not preachers who state this, but military professionals who are schooled and trained to take over countries, just like these dirt bags are doing.
        Yuri Bezmanov….that’s what he states at the end of his presentation. That is why they tear down churches first thing. That is why dictatorships only allow theocracies (which they conveniently run) and NEVER allow the Bible or Christians in their country. Because if you read the Bible you will quickly be schooled in how to determine lies from truth and the heart of their leaders.

        Winning this next election, the next two mean absolutely nothing. Because if we don’t have a change of heart, if we still have all the same institutions pointing and doing the same things, despite a “loss” we haven’t solved ANYTHING. The only thing we’ve done is pushed things off or set a day for another fight.

        When you are on God’s path here is what you experience,

        Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-Control

        When you go by our own thoughts, and tell me if below describes our current climate,

        Hate, Despair, Anxiety, Impatience, Rudeness, Evil, Unreliable, Abrasive, Undisciplined

        Does the above ring true for today? More so than yesterday and the day before? Karl Marx hated God, and so does Marxism. And it leads us into slavery of pride and sins of many sorts.

        There is a way out, can happen in the blink of an eye, we only need to change direction.

  2. The current Canadian assertion of martial law (the invocation of the Emergencies Act) is an interesting precursor to what I expect will be similar actions occurring throughout the world in the near future. Canada’s parliamentary governance enables this kind of tyranny and makes it sustainable because the Canadian people have nowhere near the constitutional protections we have in the U.S. Parliamentary elections in Canada, for example, occur only at the whim of the Governor General, who represents the authority of the British Crown (Queen Elizabeth).

    But make no mistake. A tyranny of the majority can easily be initiated here in the U.S. too. And Vermont’s ‘criminal threatening’ bill, S265, is an example of how this kind of tyranny can supersede our individual constitutional Bill of Rights… at least temporarily. Which may be just long enough for the State to fulfill its nefarious intentions.

    We already know the IRS can attach our wages and bank accounts. And if a U.S. citizen is deemed to have broken a law (for example in the commission of selling illegal drugs), law enforcement has the authority to impound all of the assets owned by the perpetrator. Their car, their home, etc. And we also now know that constitutional due process can be circumvented… as witnessed by the incarceration of many January 6th ‘insurrectionists’ in Washington D.C. jails.

    I had always thought I needed to be prepared to protect myself from social anarchy – the collapse of governmental authority. But it’s now becoming more evident that Reagan was right – only in a different way than even he anticipated. Our government (especially our Vermont government) can’t protect us from tyranny. Our government is on the verge of embodying that tyranny. And as long as we have two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch, some of us are going to be on the menu, if for no other reason than that we may voice disagreement with our public officials. According to S265, even this missive can be deemed to be illegal.

    Praemonitus praemunitus.

  3. “Our politicians”. That’s an interesting concept. Honestly, when did “We the People” last have representatives? When’s the last time our “representation” expressed and voted favorably on our values, well-being, and nurturing of the American dream for the people. The people have been left out a long time ago in a long, anguishing “trail of tears” walk for the American Dream.

  4. If you open your mouth and express a value judgment, then you’re implicitly expressing a narrative. So now we’re not supposed to express value judgments that differ from those expressed by our government, for fear of being labelled as domestic terrorists.

    This is like the unpopular Sedition Act of 1798 that prohibited speech against the government, and that expired at the end of John Adams’ term. That Act, and the current thinking about what we’re allowed to express, are deeply un-American.

    Why is this happening? Aside from the obvious power grab, my idea is that it’s tied to the theory of climate change. What’s happening with CO2 warming theory is that a whole slew of the population has been taught to trust authority without question: there’s no longer any debate, supposedly, as the science is so rock-solid as to be beyond question. We can trust our scientists.

    In like manner, we can trust scientists on Covid-19. If we question scientific opinion (the narrative) on Covid, then we’re anti-science.

    Which party questions climate science? Republicans. Which party tends to question Covid science? Republicans (people who were Democrats but questioned Covid science learned that they can no longer support Democratic group-think.) Where are the dissenters given forums? Not in the liberal media, but in right-leaning media.

    So-called anti-science narratives will supposedly destroy the planet, dividing us and setting us against each other and slowing action toward an urgent problem; hence, anti-science narratives must be suppressed, for the good of us all. Supposedly, narratives against the government-supported narrative on Covid are contributing to our failure to return to “normal.” And of course, narratives about the last election that are “baseless” threaten the unity and well-being of our country.

    But it all stems from training the population to accept scientific authority without question. This, I think, was what the theory of CO2 warming was for. If we start to question it, we find it so egregiously flawed that only the brain-dead could believe it whole-heartedly, but the dictum was, and is: it’s beyond debate. That is a fundamental fact about this doctrine. And now good Democrats who believe whole-heartedly in CO2-driven catastrophic warming can get behind the idea that we must stop the anti-science narratives, for the good of us all. This will all be “necessary” to save the planet. The drive to suppress speech is based on the deeply flawed assertion that questioning the reigning scientific consensus is un-scientific and dangerous. Once the idea of non-negotiable scientific authority is established, it’s easy to extend the “necessity” of suppressing scientific dissent to the “necessity” to suppress political dissent, for the good of us all.

    We’re a country wherein debates, heated arguments and differences of opinions have been accepted and defended. But even though this is so, if we balance this against “stay safe,” many seem to have decided that “stay safe” must now gain the upper hand because of the (supposed) planetary emergency, and that they can’t allow “those people” to continue to express their specious opinions. This sort of groupthink rests on the debasement of real science, which is forged in the fires of relentless criticism and open debate.

    • The world is going to end is the oldest trick in the book for rulers to control with fear. Ironically the hasn’t ended, but many ruling using this method have faded into history, many, many times over.

      And they will again. The NWO will fall, just a matter of time.

      • Interestingly, it may be Wall Street that awakens people to the idea that “the science” isn’t to be trusted blindly. Edward Dowd has been deeply involved in the financial industry and he’s noting that funeral and insurance companies are seeing higher deaths since the vaccine rollouts, and you can’t hide this. For example (if you’re inclined to do this sort of stuff) look up AEG’s most recent earnings transcript where they project 300,000 extra deaths in the US in 2022. With the “keep us safe” vaccines out, what in heck is going on? Look at Moderna’s stock (MRNA): it’s collapsing. This is a single-product, MRNA vaccine stock so is easier to short (i.e., take out sell positions against) as opposed to the more diversified products of Pfizer. Why on earth would MRNA be tanking when we see supposedly see a horizon of Covid boosters going on to infinity, as well as (supposedly) new “miracle” vaccines based on mRNA technology? It’s because it’s the job of Wall Street analysts to put two and two together. These folks aren’t stupid (and they’re not poor and easily silenced) and they know full well that Israel has been seeing soaring Covid cases and deaths despite high vaccination rates.

        Why did the FDA want to withhold data on the Pfizer trial for 75 years? This hasn’t escaped the notice of the people who make big investments and run hedge funds, and they’re trained to smell rats. If fraud at Pfizer is demonstrated then contracts that indemnify Pfizer for harms are void.

        Dowd believes that “they’ve already been caught”: the fraud of the vaccines has already been exposed but most people don’t realize it yet. It doesn’t even have to be part of any nefarious Great Reset: it’s simply that the vaccine trails were fraudulent, the FDA is a captured agency and went along with it, and no one will be able to cover up the harm that’s been done from this fraud. That’s all Wall Street has to know. They don’t have to bring in any “conspiracy theory” and they’ll have complete legitimacy because it’s all in black-and-white contracts, financial statements, and earnings calls.

        That leaves a bigger problem with what Dowd says is another financial collapse that’ll happen because of conditions that preceded Covid and have been exacerbated by it (for example, the gov’t spending huge sums on Covid relief.) And of course, the captured media will continue to tell us that there’s nothing to see.

  5. Nope, it has been growing in the deep state for over 40 years. Freedom failed to negotiate the curve and has been declared a total wreck. Cause of the accident has been determined to be, drug related. Too much weed and too much greed.

    • Also proud to know you Guy! So many Gov’t attacks on common sense!

      Your research goes to the very heart of our dangers and problems into this future.
      Gov’t muddling around, sounding alarms daily, just to neutralize civilian thinking
      and Independence.

  6. Suppression of expressed opinion is a key element of implementing Fascist control. It justifies promoting riots, e.g. Antifa/BLM, to intimidate and block dissenting speakers, the publicization of dissenting views. It is mind control. You do not debate, even with yourself, ideas (labeled “misinformation”) to which you are not exposed. The AGW climate cult’s steadfast refusal to debate their established dogma because it would only confuse people and plant wrong ideas is clearly a manifest example.

  7. You are right on, Guy!!! All this is proceeding at breakneck speed, probably before people realize that this is not just talk, but actual threats from this regime. It is really unforgivable that our politicians aren’t saying much about this, when they should be screaming from the rooftops! The only hope we have in this situation is to vote in patriots who will demand that the government follows our Constitution. November’s election will be judgement day for the tyrants!!

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