Are you tired of hearing that “we are all in this together?” Has it dawned on you yet that we are NOT in this together? This pap was no doubt dreamed up by some bureaucrat to PRETEND that we are ALL suffering equally, to get us to accept the needless slaughter of our livelihoods, to get us to rollover while Democrats bulldoze our civil rights.
ALL SUFFERING EQUALLY? Nope!
Let’s examine who is “in this” and who is not:
Politicians and bureaucrats are not “in this.” Many are enjoying this SO MUCH they can barely contain their excitement. Whether they work or not, they are still receiving full pay & benefits, ALL provided by taxpayers. So, while they destroy small business and the self-employed, while they tell us people will die if we go back to work, they are not only enjoying the same overpaid lifestyles, they are oppressing the masses like never before.
Did you hear about how little Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Health thinks of the elderly? At the same time he* was ORDERING nursing homes and assisted living facility to take in COVID-19 positive patients, he was moving his 95-year-old mother out of such a facility and into a hotel, no doubt paid for with tax dollars. AND 2,400 (60%) of Pennsylvania’s 4,000 deceaseds lived in these facilities. Bureaucrats have many advantages denied to the masses, don’t they?
The everyday government employee is not among the oppressed masses, either. Federal employees are still getting paid whether they work or not. Here in Oregon, state and local government employees fall into one of three categories: 1) they are going to work as though nothing has changed and getting full pay, 2) they are NOT working but still getting full pay, or 3) they are working part time & getting paid for it, while receiving the $600 PER WEEK from the Stimulus Bill.
Whichever way you slice it, WE are supporting them with OUR tax dollars at the same time WE are not allowed to support ourselves. WE still have to pay ALL taxes when they come due, which will put many hardworking Americans in debt for years to come.
WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER? Our Overlords Aren’t
A Dallas, Texas salon owner was thrown in jail for opening her salon. She told the judge that she opened her salon so her 17 employees could eat. These parents were going without food because they only had enough to feed their kids. The judge scoffed and demanded that she apologize to the county commissioners for disobeying their shutdown orders. Let’s ponder that for a minute:
The judge had the chutzpah to tell this mother he would throw her into jail unless she admitted that she was being selfish and apologize to her overloads. This is reminiscent of Communist re-education camps. They released you only after you spouted their propaganda and promised to be obedient serfs in the future.
Of course, neither the judge nor the local ruling elite are “in this.” Indeed “this” has given the ruling elite the excuse to unleash their long-held desire to squash us peasants like the bugs they think we are.
While the Dallas incident might be the most egregious example of the oppression AND it was caught on tape for all to see, scenes like this are happening all over America, almost exclusively in blue jurisdictions. Dallas County is run by Democrats.
WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER: No, We Are Not
There is one more sanctimonious group that isn’t “in this:” The Media. While much of the national media is supplying the masses with incomplete, biased or fake “news,” they chide us like parents chide their kids for not behaving as they demand. Meanwhile, they bask in the knowledge that they are too important to lose their livelihoods.
I will end this by telling you that my income has not been affected by this economic shutdown because I recently retired. Nevertheless, I hate to see Democrats, who have long manipulated the economy to push Americans out of the middle class, succeed again.
AND I am scared that the loss of our freedoms may become permanent.
This writer knows what the Oregon governor is doing.** I went to law school with her. She was a bully then, and now she is a bully with power. She will not be happy until she has forced all independent-minded Oregonians to their knees.
Diane L. Gruber
*The Secretary of Health was born Richard Levine, but is now named Rachel Levine, and is the highest ranking transgender within Pennsylvania State government.
**A Baker County judge ruled the lockdown, shutdown and house arrest orders to violate Freedom of Religion, and thus unconstitutional. Within hours, the Oregon Supreme Court overturned the trial court. They are owned by the far, far Left and have little respect for our Bill of Rights.
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