School children in California protest state-imposed Covid vaccine mandates by putting their shoes in front of the school in a symbolic gesture of defiance

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On the symbolism of the shoes: it may represent those who may be killed by the jab. Heart disease is a risk with taking it, for young men. The chance of dying from Covid-19 for ages 0 to 19 is 0.003% according to the CDC. In other words, young people are better off without the jab. There is no rational reason to give it to children.

This appears to be happening in a school in Riverdale County, CA, where parents and students have protested the state’s Covid mandates for months (see this story). The entire state has seen protests of Gov. Newsom’s vaccine mandates.

‘Widespread Support’ For School Walkouts Across Riverside County

Protests are planned Monday at schools across Riverside County and California in response to Gov. Gavin Newsom's Oct. 1 announcement that SARS- CoV-2 vaccines would be included with the measles, mumps and rubella inoculations required for K-12 students.
Protests are planned Monday at schools across Riverside County and California in response to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Oct. 1 announcement that SARS- CoV-2 vaccines would be included with the measles, mumps and rubella inoculations required for K-12 students. (Photo by Drazen Zigic/Getty Images/iStockphoto)


by Paul J. Young, City News Service, Oct 16, 2021

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CA — Some students and teachers at schools across Riverside County are planning to stay out or walk out Monday to protest Gov. Gavin Newsom’s announced coronavirus vaccine mandate for K-12 students.

“This vaxx mandate for kids is a gross government overreach,” Annette Hoegner, a Corona resident with two children, told City News Service. “It is incredibly unsettling that this is even being considered for children. This is an experimental drug. We are constantly being fed lies and propaganda, and we as parents are sick of it and willing to do whatever it takes to protect our children.

The protest is in response to Newsom’s Oct. 1 announcement that SARS- CoV-2 vaccines would be included with the measles, mumps and rubella inoculations currently required for K-12 students — once the COVID shots receive “full approval” from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for all impacted age groups.

Pfizer’s vaccine has full FDA approval for those 16 years and up, and is offered to those as young as age 12 under an emergency use authorization.

Newsom said that . . . depending on when full authorizations for the vaccines are granted by the FDA, the mandate would take effect on Jan. 1, or July 1, 2022.

“The California Department of Public Health will consider the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Physicians prior to implementing a requirement,” according to the governor’s office.

River Heights Intermediate School teacher Michael Pass told CNS he believes roughly a quarter of all Corona-Norco Unified School District staff will be taking part in the sit-outs and walk-outs.

Officials from the district told CNS in a statement they are “aware of the statewide sit-out being planned. In preparation for this, the district has contingency plans in place to ensure that teaching and learning continue in our schools.”

The neighboring Riverside Unified School District has also established “protocols for walk-outs, should they occur,” according to RUSD.”

“We have not been notified of anyone organizing this effort within our middle and high schools,” according to the district.

Pass, a world history teacher, told CNS he loves his job, and the thought of losing it over a vaccine mandate causes him heartache. “I and many other teachers in my district have made it clear that we are prepared to lose our jobs to protect our freedoms,” Pass said. “We love what we do. However, we must also be the example of what it means to be American, to be free.”

“As a U.S. citizen and a free human being, I have a right to accept or refuse medical treatment,” he added. “Neither I, nor my family, will be mandated, bullied, coerced or shamed into compliance (with a vaccine mandate). I am not anti-vax, but I do not trust this vaccine. It is not political; it is not partisan. I do not think ill of those who choose to take the jab, nor do I attempt to dissuade them. It is their choice to make, just as it is my choice.”

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, less than 10% of COVID infections nationwide have involved those under 18 years old. In Riverside County, only three of the 5,092 virus-related deaths documented countywide have been in the under-18 category, translating to 0.0005892%, according to the county Department of Public Health.

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This is the link for this photo and comments (below), edited by Think for Yourself.

The comments are interesting because they first discuss the conformity of former punk rockers who at one time claimed to be rebels but are not taking the jab, and then a long discussion on the meaning of “ungovernable” viz. the Declaration of Independence and the duty to resist tyranny. How far should that go? It’s a good discussion.

COMMENTS

“Of all the tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. Those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.” – C.S. Lewis

I fully support you CA students! Now is the time for civil disobedience!!

“… But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government…” – from the U.S. Declaration of Independence

Yep, and here we are! It is time! I learned all about our amazing Founding Fathers in school but it had little meaning to me at the time. Now, their words bring hope and inspiration to those of us who know this is NOT ABOUT A MASK or a SHOT!

So many before us knew what could happen if we relaxed our efforts to maintain freedom. Now, we are here…not at a crossroads, but a cliff. I am grateful for attitude and this community to gain our force against the global tyrants who have no goal other than profits and power.

Small triumphs here and there but only time will tell. What a melancholy time for the world. There is so much beauty on this planet that we are missing bc we have to deal with this crap. I make it a point every day to “see” something in the world that is beautiful to help keep my sanity.

My family and I are ‘living like we are dying.’ We are fighting the good fight in every way we are able but we are enjoying the beauty around us, the time together and joining forces with other like-minded citizens who value the liberties our country offers.

Hell yeah. Make kids rebellious again. It’s about time for a punk revival. With all these principal Togars [a reference to a movie the Ramones were in], there has to be a new batch of Ramones in here somewhere… Hell, I hung out with Devo in my basement before they were even Devo. (True story!) Are we not men? [Devo song]

Too many people with tough reps seem to be terrified and cowed. But there are so many in the biz that are not doing it [the jab]. Just quietly.

There was a time when rock and roll was all about rebellion. Now it’s mostly about selling Chevrolets or Cymbalta. Maybe there’s a comeback percolating. I hope so.

Not exactly the Ramones 🙂 But we love them! [a rap song against medical tyranny: Hi-Rez & Jimmy Levy – This Is A War (Official Video)]

All my friends who were punk back in the day were chomping to get in line for the vax. I guess there is an expiration date on punkness?

I was so sad to see all my friends still living in fear, I thought if I just shared a little information they would be less afraid. Was I ever wrong.

I grew up in the alt scene and now all of the old club friends are posting “I got boosted!!” and showing their kids holding back cards. They dove into the Branch Covidian religion as if it were a mosh pit. So very sad indeed.

Branch Covidian, I’m stealing this! Do we really ever know anyone?

The “rebels” of the 60s and punks of the 70s weren’t nihilists or anarchists. They were rebelling against the good to put in place the bad. They were rebels in the sense the Jacobins were; as soon as they were the ones lopping heads off then rebellion and resistance were not only futile but criminal.

It’s neither ironic nor surprising that the birthplace of the “Free speech” movement is now the home of shutting others up, because Free Speech to a prog is a means to an opposite end.

I don’t consider myself a rebel; I’m a counterrevolutionary. Time to do the Bolshevik Bop.

These wokes are truly neo-Jacobins. The only “good part” is that their level of cognitive dissonance is getting so high, that the stress to keep it running is making the Karen Army go into a loop. Well, at least the Jacobin original “reign of terror” lasted less than a year and imploded, it got so ridiculous that broke from inside. The only problem was that it purged a few thousand dozen heads while the crazy lasted. We are on the other side from these woke Jacobins, so we need to watch out for our heads 😉

Johnny Rotten is conservative because they’re more anti-establishment

Throw the tyrannists into the mosh pits! Throw Fauci in.

I nominate a theme song [Slade Cum On Feel The Noize 1973]


[Manic Street Preachers – If You Tolerate This ( With Lyrics)]
“If you tolerate this, then your children will be next”

This [the protest photo above] is fabulous. You don’t learn anything in public school anyway. Might as well protest. Don’t wear the mask. Don’t take the vax. What are those unionized teachers going to do if they have no students left to teach?

“Teacher, leave them kids alone.” [Pink Floyd]

Yes, yes, yes! Everyone walk out.

We’re having a revolution. I’m in, are you?

I’ve lived in another country where parents routinely sacrifice the well-being of their children for social and economic imperatives (arranged marriages incl. child marriage, etc.), but I didn’t expect to see educated (?!?) middle-class Americans so willingly offer up their kids to Moloch with such eagerness. Just a Twilight Zone world we’re in now. And it’s so sad, knowing that for us to be proven correct means the harm to so many children who shall have been betrayed by those whose one crucial job in life was to protect them…

The same idiots who want their kids to get shots [and boosters] of intravenous government salvation are the very same ones who celebrate abortion as a sacrament.

Moloch is the men without chests’ messiah. The result of such chest-less education, as C.S. Lewis warns, is a dystopian future. “We make men without chests and expect from them virtue and enterprise,” says Lewis. “We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.”

[“Men Without Chests” is the curious title of the first chapter of C.S. Lewis’ Abolition of Man. In the book, Lewis explains that “The Chest” is one of the “indispensable liaison officers between cerebral man and visceral man. It may even be said that it is by this middle element that man is man: for by his intellect he is mere spirit and by his appetite mere animal.” Without “Chests” we are unable to have confidence that we can grasp objective reality and objective truth.”

We humans are real pieces of work. [the animals agree]

The vaccines do not work. The kids laugh before the spikes of the virus. Vaccines kill kids.

How can we support this? Call your local school board and say you object to any requirement in the absence of a law (not an emergency order) that requires vaccination.

Politicians want to remain in office more than anything else. If they are made well aware as to what their constituents are demanding, they will buckle or end up unemployed. Call/email/organize.

Civil disobedience

Go here, follow the instructions and say, “HANDS OFF OUR KIDS!”

I did yesterday. Time for the regular folks to stand up. This is not happening. No way. Not to my kids. “I’ll pull them”. You bet I will.

That is one of the most haunting pictures I’ve ever seen. It could almost have a double meaning: These are the children that may die/have died from these poison death shots being forced on innocent healthy little bodies for a “virus” with a 99.998% chance of recovery if a little person even gets it… People, please… awaken!

You are right Rob. I did not even think of that when I saw the pic. I just got goosebumps…

I had the same thought.

People do not realize that the medical-industrial complex started its assault on us over 100 years ago: “It is now 30 years since I have been confining myself to the treatment of chronic diseases. During those 30 years, I have run against so many histories of little children who had never seen a sick day until they were vaccinated and who, in the several years that have followed, have never seen a well day since. I couldn’t put my finger on the disease they have. They just weren’t strong. Their resistance was gone. They were perfectly well before they were vaccinated. They have never been well since.” – Dr. William Howard Hay, MD, addressing the Medical Freedom Society, June 25, 1937

Wow, this is pissing me off and breaking my heart at the same time… We are so programmed and blinded.

I know the people who helped organize this event [in California]. Tomorrow my school district is doing the same thing. The kids are done, the parents are standing up and fighting, the community is coming together. If you live in Riverside County [CA] let me know and I can share information.

Bless you all!! I pray your actions inspire parents in sleepy Oregon.

“One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. I would agree with St. Augustine that ‘an unjust law is no law at all.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

And Twitter censored it. POWER TO THE CHILDREN!!

Well, it has to be selective, and it has to be intelligent. Remember, Greta Thunberg is the Patron Saint for many people who also say “power to the children.” Ah, but Greta is merely a sock puppet for Machiavellian adults—she is in no way representative of real, independent-minded children like our superhero Fiona, who socked it to the system and wrote her own damn speeches!
[Fiona Lashelles suspended 38x for not wearing a mask to school, as a matter of principle against medical tyranny]

[NB – I think Greta Thunberg has integrity too, so I disagree with this comment, but I certainly admire Fiona Lashelles for her courage]

Children are children, that is, their intellectual development is far from complete – regardless of which side of the political aisle they represent – and the Left can just as easily say of our side’s kids, “they’re merely sock puppets for racist white supremacists who don’t care if they kill people with the virus – they’re in no way representative of real, independent-minded children like our superhero Greta Thunberg and David Hogg.” [Greta Thunberg is a climate activist and David Hogg was a teenager when we began a career as an anti-gun activist, supported by the Democrats]

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.” – U.S. Declaration of Independence

When I was in school I had to memorize so many important passages like this…memorize AND recite them for the teacher, that was the test. Sadly, this is no longer taught, I am sure.

For the last almost 2 years NONE OF THE THINGS DONE HAVE BEEN LAWFUL. They’ve all been magical “rules” and edicts blasted out from behind a podium by a politician waving a magic wand.

My favorite? The Governor of New York literally saying in front of God and everyone, “I signed an executive order today to GIVE MYSELF THE AUTHORITY to…..”

I thought her “vaccines are a gift from God” speech (was that her?) was cringe-worthy too. 🤡
https://boriquagato.substack.com/p/did-kathy-hochul-just-declare-a-state

Pushed beyond that limit, bad things happen. Governments seem to be pushing for that limit. Whether intentional or just blind stupidity, I cannot say. But things will break, rest assured. At some point that only the individual can define, a government’s laws themselves have become “immoral” and, in my opinion, the individual is not bound to obey an immoral dictate.

Yea, I’m sorry, the government does not make true laws. They’re all arbitrary. True laws are bound into the very fabric of this reality. [a reference to Natural Law and Divine Law (based on the moral law within) as the foundation of man’s laws] It’s not the government that tells me not to kill my neighbour. Disobeying the government does not imply lawlessness. But it frees us from a whole load of inane bullshit. I don’t need the government to tell me to drop my trash bags off at a place it gets picked up by the disposal guys. I do it for my community.

I think you might be taking it too literally 🙂 On the spectrum from freedom to tyranny, I choose freedom, but that doesn’t mean I’m advocating for a [anarchist] Walking Dead scenario 😉

I can only speak for myself, but I took “become ungovernable” to mean that we should not be submissive to those who wish to have unlimited power over us. For me, I believe the Founders got it right when they said that our rights come from God, not from government. The function of government is to protect those rights. Some people may find that simplistic. I find it simple even though it can be a complex job.

Being an atheist I don’t believe in gods but I agree entirely with your sentiments. (I’m from the UK and we have no written Constitution which I see as a big omission )

The problem, if there is still one, is who decides? The thief is ungovernable when he/she feels justified in stealing your belongings. etc.

I still think, as my very first comment stated, that the term “ungovernable” is awfully broad [and subject to a LOT of misinterpretation] and I suggested, “I prefer the phrase ‘resist tyranny'” (note the word “prefer” which I thought was the polite way to do this). I also said I agreed with his probable intention . . . I’ve said enough now. Folks can decide for themselves. Thanks again for your response and your viewpoint.

At least government hasn’t become as tyrannical as it could be. Otherwise, you and I would not be, respectively, reading and writing text like this. We would be in camps, imprisoned, dead, whatever. We are probably monitored; this is a public forum after all, and even privacy laws don’t seem to do much good, as Snowden and others have shown.

Are there not thieves now? What use was your .gov in avoiding thieves? Did you not notice that it is an actual government of thieves. You are being willfully blind to a point that several people have made very well already in response to your original comment.

Ungovernable is not lawless. Government is lawless now . . . read “The Idea of America” from Bill Bonner’s publishing house. Or any of his books. Or the founding fathers, Thomas Paine etc.

“But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime.” ― Frederic Bastiat, The Law

Let’s be clear. We’re talking about supporting children in their struggle against immoral and unhinged bureaucracies. We’re talking about peaceful noncompliance. This is the high road. This is what will prevent bloody civil war. Go read your Thoreau.

“The belief that God will do everything for man is as untenable as the belief that man can do everything for himself. It, too, is based on a lack of faith. We must learn that to expect God to do everything while we do nothing is not faith but superstition.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr.

I do not expect that. I do want His guidance and help.

Which He gives. We ask, but don’t always understand Him. Sometimes, we don’t want to hear and sometimes we don’t understand. These days, it seems that more and more people are listening to the wrong guide. Evil seems to be having a moment, but the greatest gift we have from God is free will. He will never condemn us, we condemn ourselves.

“Wrong COVID vaccine dose given to over 100 kids at Virginia pharmacy, officials say”

The Founders, in the Declaration, “put no restrictions” so to speak on how to achieve their objective. They became ungovernable themselves. In fact, they defied the rules of combat at the time and targeted officers, not just regulars, in combat.

There’s a difference between throwing off an evil dictatorship and becoming ungovernable. Our Founders were not ungovernable. Any edifice whether physical or mental that is designed or developed by Man will ultimately fail. We have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God [St. Paul quote] God himself did not fail. He gave us the choice and the ability to make our choices — and we must accept the responsibility in the end. [free will theology]

Not true, there have been several anarchist societies in history, but they were murdered by governments (government is the institution that BY FAR has murdered the most people in the history of the human race – no contest). Read “Whatever Happened to Justice” by Richard Maybury to understand more.

“Cowardice asks the question, is it safe? Expediency asks the question, is it politic? Vanity asks the question, is it popular? But conscience asks the question, is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because it is right.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

Actually, teaching kids to oppose tyranny is healthy. Or just go with Irish Democracy.

But that also requires teaching them, while still young, how to recognize and discern the difference between tyranny and proper governance. Simply being ungovernable is not a good thing to teach our young.

Yes, teach children critical thinking and teamwork and social cooperation. But don’t teach kids to be governed. It’s for leaders to govern well so the children don’t need to revolt.

This is powerful. The media will ignore it because it doesn’t involve a BLM rally or a trans kid. These kids are the real heroes.

I pity the (likely) millions of children that are, for all practical purposes, becoming the latest cohort of guinea pigs in the largest Phase 3 drug trial ever conducted. How many parents are aware that for almost zero statistical benefit (e.g. preventing disease or even its spread!) they are rolling the dice with their children’s lives and certainly their long-term health? This is monstrous beyond anything I’ve ever experienced in my life. I’m fortunate that I don’t have school-aged children subject to such experimentation because I probably would do something that would land me in prison or worse.

I live in Germany. Until a few weeks ago, children in my area had to wear a mask all day long. Now that this measure has been lifted, here is what happens in the school my 10 years old is attending: The main teacher did not communicate to the children that they could remove their masks. As a result, all children still wear the mask, them being afraid of contaminating the teacher and/or others, and as a result being put in quarantine and having to miss school. A new teacher encouraged the children to remove their masks, and so they did. A third teacher stated to the children that she is suffering from a medical condition that makes her a target of the virus, and that they must keep the mask. So now instead of a government-imposed detrimental measure, we have thousands of local tyrants in the classrooms. I start to believe that this is beyond repair.

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

I am hopeful that the greatest generation of independent critical thinkers is being formed right now. Once they look back they will fully understand how much they were abused, lied to, and betrayed by their government, their teachers, and many even by their own parents. They will never be asleep at the wheel like the generations that allowed this disaster to take place.

It was TikTok kids who invented #clotshot. This is unbelievably powerful btw. It’s also a very sad future metaphor for those parents who weren’t so switched on.

Love this! I took my son out of school in 2011 and we never looked back.

“Become ungovernable!” should be our rallying cry. #BecomeUngovernable

“These shoes are made for walking. And that’s just what they’ll do. One of these days gonna walk all over you.”

Love it love it love it, sing it loud Nancy Sinatra!

Well-adjusted children are surprisingly consistent about correctly identifying bullying, when it’s happening, and standing against it. Well-adjusted ones, mind. That’s up to us.

First they woke the Mama Bears. Then they pissed off the cubs.

Good for them! Quite impressive display. Wonder if it will matter.

It will matter for them. That’s all that matters.

It reminds me of the shoes left on the banks of the Danube in Budapest….. commemorating the Jews that were thrown to drown in the river.

Just as in the parable of the Emperor’s New Clothes, the children will see true and call out the lies and deceits that the adults are too afraid to criticize.

“Hey, teacher, leave us kids alone!” – Pink Floyd lyrics

“Over the last many months you have heard us speak at length on the dangers that vaccine mandates pose to our society and now to our children. Coercing dubiously effective and unsafe vaccinations on healthy children is way over the line. By failing to properly test, respond to requests for data, or even bother to prepare a completed package insert providing informed consent (the ‘data’ sheet is completely blank in children’s vaccine packages) authorities have finally pushed too far. In response to this egregious overreach, many of our trusted strategic partners whom you have come to know and trust through this channel, as well as other various like-minded individuals everywhere, are launching what will be known as The Unity Project . . . It’s time to fight back. Enough is enough.”

“… and a little child will lead them.” [Isaiah 11 – a reference to the Peaceable Kingdom being led by Jesus]

Sending your kids to a government school is pretty much throwing them into a meat grinder. Like it’s not worth driving a shittier Audi to go private?

Very powerfuk! Love this.

WOW! If that ain’t powerful, I do not know what is. Saying so much without saying a word….Out of the mouths of babes so to speak

If there are Finnish citizens reading this, please consider signing the petition to Finnish parliament against corona passports at workplace:

This is a very effective image. Hopefully, parents & students at schools across the country will do the exact same thing.

Showing Leftists how rebellion is done!

Powerful image, hope it makes an impact. Wonder if their local media will cover it? One of those pesky anti-Covid stories they don’t like to touch. Shouldn’t those children just be happy to go to school masked and vaxed? They should actually be grateful.

I love how all the shoes are pointed in the exit direction!!!

“… That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness…” [from U.S. Declaration of Independence]

These days the people need to govern the governments.

“Become ungovernable”…..a good motto at this point in things.

Under 21 the vaccine is child abuse. We don’t sell cigarettes and liquor. How can we give them mRNA?!

Democrat politics 101: When teachers lose jobs because students leave school, the policy will change.

Well this is hopeful all around! Either the kids will be getting superior educations elsewhere in a parallel society, or school systems will collapse and they will have to rethink their policies. Win either way as long as the kids avoid the poison!

Fantastic!

I agree with resisting tyranny. I’ve often said on this site that we should (SHOULD) resist the vaccine and mask MANDATES, but I have NEVER called for lawlessness.

Humans cannot live together without rules. Even in a pure anarcho-capitalist society, there will be laws and law-enforcing organizations. Just not a monopoly on the use of force by a group that unilaterally determines its own salary and is the final judge in all disputes concerning itself. But this is a topic for another day.

Brilliant and powerful. Now we need the same for children that will be leaving the Earth after they are the unfortunate ones with adverse vax events.

I am not fond of the entreaty to become “ungovernable.” It is too broad and has too many, powerful negative connotations. There are many laws and ordinances that SHOULD be obeyed. I do not wish us to become a lawless society!!! THAT is exactly what the left has encouraged and financed the BLM and ANTIFA mobs to become. I prefer the phrase “resist tyranny.”

Society is a social contract that all should willingly join. It must offer more than it takes. By agreeing not to take things from or harm others, I gain protection for my things and my person. If I choose not to, that is no concern of the society until I violate someone’s rights. People trivialize that distinction at their peril. The punishment for failing to, say, pay taxes, should be nothing. there should be no seizure, no force, nothing. But you also lose protection and now stand alone. That should always be a choice you can make without fear of attack or coercion by the state. That has ZERO to do with BLM or Antifa. Those are totalitarians and fascists, not anarchists or libertarians. You’re mistaking their brochure for the reality …

What you call “resisting tyranny” is really just getting a little breathing room while you wait for the next round of tyrants to come for you. This idea that order must come from government IS the seed of inevitable tyranny. Order must emerge from the bottom up, not be imposed from the top down. The right to become ungovernable and remove any public order that has become oppressive to one’s basic liberty is the very essence of what it is to be a citizen rather than a subject. I stand by my word choice.

I quite like the idea of “become ungovernable”, but I don’t see it as a blanket statement for all things. One must be selective in its use. I see it as a necessary response to the current tyranny that seeks to impose itself on the citizens under the guise of being something else, a sleight of hand so to speak. The big problem is that the average citizen must be able to recognize tyranny. At this moment in time, it appears that far too many do not see the tyranny that is looming ever larger over their lives, it’s still the wolf in sheep’s clothing for them. They still view tyrannical actions as a kind of benign albeit annoying protection, a concern for their well-being, a force for good to keep them safe. Such people are still asleep and feel somewhat comforted by a perceived safety of the limited little boxes they are being forced into.

You’re wrong and misguided. I urge caution. Murder, rape, arson, theft, etc. – those are NOT good laws to disobey or to become ungovernable over. Horrible drugs that are mandated ARE. I’ll go along with you that far, but not much further.

“A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave” – Gandhi

In Congress, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, “When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

Hope for the future.

It’s a beautiful thing

Brilliant image, provocative art at its best.

Wonderful!

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"Enlightenment is man's emergence from his self-imposed immaturity ... the inability to use one's own understanding without another's guidance. This immaturity is self-imposed if its cause lies not in lack of understanding but in indecision and lack of courage to use one's own mind without another's guidance. Dare to know! (Sapere aude.) "Have the courage to use your own understanding," is therefore the motto of the [European] Enlightenment. "Laziness and cowardice are the reasons why such a large part of mankind gladly remain minors all their lives, long after nature has freed them from external guidance. They are the reasons why it is so easy for others to set themselves up as guardians. It is so comfortable to be a minor. If I have a book that thinks for me, a pastor who acts as my conscience, a physician who prescribes my diet [or vaccine], and so on--then I have no need to exert myself. I have no need to think, if only I can pay; others will take care of that disagreeable business for me. Those guardians who have kindly taken supervision upon themselves see to it that the overwhelming majority of mankind ... should consider the step to maturity, not only as hard, but as extremely dangerous. First, these guardians make their domestic cattle stupid and carefully prevent the docile creatures from taking a single step without the leading-strings to which they have fastened them. Then they show them the danger that would threaten them if they should try to walk by themselves. Now this danger is really not very great; after stumbling a few times they would, at last, learn to walk. However, examples of such failures intimidate and generally discourage all further attempts. "Thus it is very difficult for the individual to work himself out of the immaturity which has become almost second nature to him. He has even grown to like it, and is at first really incapable of using his own understanding because he has never been permitted to try it. Dogmas and formulas [e.g., Leftist ideology, identity politics] these mechanical tools designed for reasonable use--or rather abuse--of his natural gifts, are the fetters of an everlasting immaturity. The man who casts them off would make an uncertain leap over the narrowest ditch, because he is not used to such free movement. That is why there are only a few men who walk firmly, and who have emerged from immaturity by cultivating their own minds." - Kant, "An Answer to the Question: What is Enlightenment"

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