“There is nothing to fear but fear itself.” Americans don’t hear that much these days. After the fear conditioning of the War on Terror, compounded by the escalating histrionic war against a non-existent “white supremacist system” and “domestic terrorists,” the war on COVID carries the new American mantra: “There is everything to fear, and the Constitution is in the way!” Americans are being conditioned to be cowering, pliant cowards.
When I was young, I would fantasize about being transported in a time machine in the company of 10 or 12 well-armed (with modern semi-automatics) friends to Wounded Knee just prior to the massacre of Lakota Sioux there — we could defeat the bully U.S. military before they slaughtered women and children. Later I learned about Germany’s White Rose Brigade, a small minority of (mostly Christian) citizens who stood up against Hitler and Nazism, and were martyred for it. One never knows until the heat of the oven (or ventilator), but I’ve always liked to think I would be one of that minority rather than the weak-kneed masses of Germans too cowardly to stand.
When COVID-19 struck, I was fearful. I am acutely aware of the reality of pandemics, as my mother’s family was profoundly impacted during the Spanish flu — when she was just 8 years old, my grandmother lost her Mom, and it very much shaped her character and worldview. Also, when COVID struck I was campaigning for governor, but my wife and daughter were on the front lines of healthcare without proper protective equipment. I thought about demanding my wife stay home — if she died of COVID, she could help no one. There was no chance though of ordering my 19-year-old daughter to stay home: she worked 100-hour weeks as an EMT for the summer, and part-time during college. Now she is a combat flight medic in the National Guard, training for deployment. My women are not cowards.
After about three or four months of the relentless onslaught of fear by the media, while my wife and daughter daily interacted with the unfolding realities of the pandemic, I couldn’t take it any more — I simply couldn’t live controlled by fear. One morning I just shook it off, saying to myself, “If I die of COVID, or my wife or daughter does, then I will accept it — we are all going to die, and living in constant anxiety and fear is not being alive: it is a living death. Better to die unafraid and free of such a burden.” This doesn’t mean I became reckless, I just refused to live in terror of the unknown.
I feel sorrow for those gripped by fear. But those people have gradually nurtured their inability to manage their fear rationally into a new threat much greater than COVID-19: destruction by terror. Histrionic liars like Anthony Fauci clearly get their kicks deliberately amping up the fear (as he did during the AIDS crisis). This new scourge of fear is spreading faster than a mild Omicron variant, only it is far from harmless. And it is deliberate — the SPARS Report is not a plan to combat a disease: anyone with half a functioning brain can see it is a roadmap to seed and water fear until it blooms into mass hysteria.
I understand fearful, ignorant people have clouded vision of these obvious truths — they seem to like the false world of their Matrix. But when the president, legitimate or not, addresses the American people with anger, claiming he has the power to compel them to get vaccinated, a new, justifiable fear arises — tyranny by a lying media and government, using a disease to impose totalitarian domination.
For months I have watched this domination be the focus of the government, media, technocrats and mousy little shills. It is shocking to see how many otherwise sane people lap up every morsel of potential fear-fuel like wide-eyed, opioid-addicted children. They are like cigarette smokers who keep puffing butts on their deathbed between gasping pulls on the oxygen tank — they can’t kick their fear addiction even as it is killing them.
A surreal world has unfolded, in which government authorities call to ban protected free speech, tell others who they can vote for, or try to massage the Jan. 6 “attacks” that the GOP and Republicans openly opposed into something politically significant, while ignoring street riots encouraged and praised by the Democratic Party. The surreal world contains screaming meanies who demonically demand other people get vaccinated with an experimental substance that clearly doesn’t work as marketed, so they can “feel” better about the folly of their having swallowed the stupid. This didn’t happen during the exponentially more deadly Spanish Flu — because the government served, rather than enslaved, the American people then.
For months my fear of tyranny has grown — for good reason. The COVID fear should have subsided, as initial claims of 10% mortality proved to be exponentially exaggerated, revelations that the disease was manufactured by humans gave pause, and the allegedly “scientific” lies about transmission, natural immunity (won’t protect you, they said early on) and preventive measures became more obvious. The steps toward tyranny have moved in tandem, toward more obvious reasons for alarm. There was never any interest in flattening any COVID-19 infection curves — flattening the Constitution, and human contentment, are the obvious intentions here. That is the real virus.
So I have hit that second rebound: I will not be intimidated or bullied by the foolish, lying cowards who seek to enthrall and enslave. But now I have a toxic, domestic virus that I can identify and attack myself — with facts, scorn, and satire. I am already inoculated with the Constitution, to activate legal and logical antibodies to kill and expel this vile, deadly, un-American virus from the “system.” I will not go quietly into the dark night of tyranny. I come from a long line of American patriots, steeped in a history of liberty, and a willingness to die for it: “I regret that I have but one life to give for my country.” They used to teach stuff like in schools, and now they can’t take those truths out of some of us.
Now I get to live my dream. I am an eager convert to the White Rose Brigade. I will die fighting tyranny and fear, rather than crawl into a coffin with my family, and wait for fearful haters to nail down our lid. Oh, the fear and hate — “George Floyd.” “Charlottesville,” “trans-lives suffering,” “the climate will end in 10 years,” “guns kill people.” I am numb to their lies and fear, and as much as I am sorry for their mental illness, succumbing to it is not an option.
Yes, now I get my chance. Now I stand with the natives at Wounded Knee, and I will fight with every tool in my arsenal against the thuggish, ignorant government and other actors who use fear to kill and dominate. I am not afraid of them or their tyranny — I will fight them with this pen, the Constitution, and “science.” Real science is a fear killer. I will fight them until my true death, rather than live like a walking dead now.
And soon we will all know real fear. Inflation will rise steadily, compounded in food prices. There will be food shortages in America, maybe even famine. And oh what a field day the fear mongers will have. They needn’t seek solutions, or even actual causes of the problem — just conservative scapegoats to hate, dehumanize, and kill. Yes, we can see now how Germans were persuaded to follow Hilter — just look around.
Laugh at their cowardice. Laugh right in their faces, and show them what truth and courage look like. That will terrify them, properly. They are more afraid of fictitious pathogens than they are of the humans they seek to subjugate — that must change, if we are to keep our republic.
Because if they are willing to weaponize terror, racism and diseases to enslave us, then they will soon use food to finish us off. If our leaders wished well for us, they would remind us that there is nothing to fear — except the mindless hysteria and societal collapse that occurs when the public panics.
John Klar is an attorney and farmer residing in Brookfield. © Copyright True North Reports 2022. All rights reserved.