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Never Forget: Leftists Showed Their True Authoritarian Colors During Covid

August 11, 2023

By Brandon Smith

When I think back to the first days of the covid pandemic lockdowns, I suspect the majority of people, even many conservatives and liberty movement types, had a healthy concern about the effects of the virus and the potential for structural upheaval if it turned out to be as deadly as the World Health Organization initially claimed. If covid had an Infection Fatality Rate of 3% or more as global health officials warned, then the damage would be substantial enough to change our world for many years to come.

Anyone who was not at least partially concerned about a biological disaster (or biological warfare) was probably an idiot. Anyone who was smart was prepared.  However, after a few months of the spread of the virus and after the first flurry of scientific data, several facts became evident:

1) The lockdowns did nothing to stop the spread, they were simply destroying our economy.

2) The masks were useless and did nothing to prevent transmission of the virus.

3) The IFR of covid was a tiny 0.23%, and that’s not accounting for all the co-morbidity deaths that were falsely labeled as covid deaths.

4) The vaccines did not prevent transmission for millions of people. They did not prevent infection in many cases and numerous vaccinated people have died from the virus. Not only that, but unvaccinated people with natural immunity were better protected than those that took the vaccine and boosters.

5) Studies show that the vaccines cause dangerous side effects at a much greater rate than the CDC admitted.

Everything government officials told us during the pandemic was a lie. It was not a mistake, it was not bureaucratic confusion, it was a lie. Even after this information became available, they KEPT GOING – They kept people locked down, kept them masked and they even tried to force-vaccinate the population. There were some Republican politicians that also went along with the panic, many of them Neocons (fake conservatives).  However, the majority of red states quickly ended the restrictions once the contradictory data was made public.  In the meantime, the blue states looked ridiculous and paranoid as they desperately clung to the mandates.

I believe the only reason Biden, the Democrats and globalist institutions eventually stopped was not because they realized their science was incorrect; it was because they realized millions of conservatives and independents were ready start a shooting war over the mandates and they knew they would lose.

Even today, months after Biden was forced to finally end the national emergency status on covid, there are still a lot of people out there running around with masks, still isolating in their homes and still complaining all over social media that the public has moved on from the pandemic hysteria. Where does this behavior originate? And why did so many Americans (mainly leftists) jump on the authoritarian bandwagon when it comes to lockdowns and forced vaccination?

I want to explore the psychology of such people here, because I think it’s the natural inclination of the public today to move on quickly from the discomfort of terrible events and ignore the deeper implications. We cannot move on from this, because the ultimate problem was never solved. These same leftists and globalists were never admonished for their behavior, they never had to admit they were wrong and they WILL attempt the same draconian measures again in the future if left unchecked.

Here is what I think happened during the covid cult frenzy…

A Useful Weapon Against The Constitution

Leftists are quick these days to change the subject or outright deny their authoritarian activities during covid. It makes sense, they view the next election as a defining election and they want people to forget that we almost lost what remains of our constitutional rights because of their policies. But again, we can’t allow these things to fade into the ether. Here’s a list of the worst trespasses on the part of leftists and globalists during the pandemic:

They lied about the effectiveness of the lockdowns.

They lied about the effectiveness of the masks.

They lied about the effectiveness of the vaccines.

They lied about how extensive the testing was for the covid vaccines.

They lied about the “pandemic of the unvaccinated.”

They enforced lockdowns OUTSIDE where it is nearly impossible to contract a virus.

They tried to put the population under house arrest.

They put legislation in motion in some states to build “covid camps” in the US.

In some countries, they did build covid camps, not just for travelers, but for everyone.

They conspired to suppress ample evidence linking the Wuhan Lab in China with the outbreak.

They (Government and Big Tech) conspired to use social media as a tool for mass censorship of conflicting data.

They exploited algorithms through search engines to bury any and all contrary information.

As many leftists openly admitted, the goal was to make life so difficult for the unvaccinated that they would eventually comply in order to survive. In this way, establishment elites and leftists could claim that people “volunteered” for the vaccines and no one was forced. What they really meant was, no one was forced at gunpoint, but we all knew that threat was coming next.  In fact, polling showed that a large percentage of Democrats were willing to scrap the Bill of Rights altogether and declare war on the unvaccinated…

Finally, the vast majority of leftists supported Biden’s vaccine passport executive orders for workers in companies with 100 employees or more, which would have ultimately led to vaccine passports for everyone. This would have destroyed the constitution as we know it and created a society in which economic participation is completely controlled by the government. Keep in mind, all of this was being justified by a virus with a tiny 0.23% median death rate.

Since the political left views the Bill of Rights as an obstacle to the majority of their political goals, I argue that they simply saw the pandemic as a vehicle they could exploit to remove constitutional protections they always wanted to get rid of anyway.

The Mentally Ill Took Over The Country

Around 23% of the US population is estimated to have at least one mental illness. On average, around 3% of the population suffers from psychotic episodes and 1% of the population is full blown psychopathic (incapable of empathy and takes joy in the suffering of others). America is a sick nation full of psychologically disturbed people, and there is currently no recourse for fixing the problem.

Instead, under the leftist methodology, the mentally ill are elevated, idolized and enabled while violent criminals are released onto the streets over and over again. Take one look at all the major cities on the west coast of the US where progressive policies rule and see the disturbing decline. But what does this have to do with medical tyranny under covid?

The political left uses the mentally ill as a bludgeon, an easily manipulated tool for chaos. During the lockdowns and restrictions the establishment and the media stoked the fires of paranoia.  By themselves they have no power; they need the crazed mob as a weapon to keep the rest of the country afraid and in line. They needed good little Stasi, always watching, always correcting, always screaming at those without masks, attacking those that refused to get vaxxed and mocking those that spoke out about scientific inconsistencies.

And, in return, the establishment made the mentally ill feel as if they were normal. For a fleeting moment in time, the most unstable and narcissistic people on the planet were made to feel like THEY were on the right side of history and rationality. It was a parasitic feedback loop that almost destroyed the last vestiges of America.

Tiny Tyrants Begging For Scraps From The Globalist Table

There are generally two kinds of people in the world – Those that want power over others, and those that just want to be left alone. The progressive ideology seems to be a breeding ground for “tiny tyrants”: People who have no individual power, little accomplishment and no influence to speak of, but are still stricken with an obsession to micromanage the world around them. These folks see crisis and government overreach as an opportunity rather than a threat.

There are also those people who view their existence as so devoid of interest or excitement that they tend to live vicariously through calamity and conflict. They saw the covid outbreak and the lockdowns as a moment that gave their lives “meaning.” Yes, it’s sad and pathetic, but this is how many people out there cope with obscurity and lack of merit.

These opportunists didn’t want the pandemic to end. They wanted it to go on forever, because if it did they could feed off the establishment power shift. They could gather scraps from the globalist table, and like carrion, feast on the corpse of our Republic. The motive? Selfish vanity, that is all.

All of this could very well happen again. The big tyrants and tiny tyrants are still out there, waiting for the next crisis; the next panic event to take the public off their guard. Another viral event is unlikely, but they do seem anxious to use climate change, war and economic turmoil as the next great “reset” button. In the end, there will have to be a dramatic shift in how the liberty minded interact with the authoritarian left. It is clear that we cannot share the same country, or the same civilization. Our values are fundamentally at odds. It’s only a matter of time before a single spark ignites a firestorm.


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  • Richard+Ruggiero August 11, 2023 at 9:27 am

    People who use violence or the threat of violence to force others to do their bidding should forfeit their lives.

    • Jon August 13, 2023 at 4:40 pm

      Socialism is state control (force) of the lives, liberty and property of individuals.

      • Steve August 14, 2023 at 2:19 pm

        Socialism is…
        Everything is political and about power
        Everything is collective
        All “solutions” come from the government

  • Rodster August 11, 2023 at 10:54 am

    Karen Kingston a former Pfizer employee, turned whistleblower is now on the run and says she fears for her life. She claims she has been poisoned by those that want to stop her from exposing the Vax bioweapon.

  • Serge August 11, 2023 at 1:39 pm

    Indeed, leftists and globalists lied again and again during this fake pandemic. They have blood on their hands. They must be held accountable for their crimes, and they will pay sooner or later.
    Another thing, this health “crisis” has clearly proved (for those who were still in doubt) that we are living in “totalitarian democracies”(cf Alexander Zinoviev) in the West. Remenber Canada, Australia, New Zealand with former and idiot PM Jacinda Ardern; also Switzerland..

    FYI: At the heart of Russian philosopher and writer Alexander Zinoviev’s work we find a reflection around different aspects of democracy in contemporary societies. He calls «occidentism» the dominant aspect of Western society and analyzes its principal elements: market, democracy, ideology. He denounces the present capitalistic world, which he qualifies as «postdemocratic», and the colonial strategy of Western powers were values such as democracy or human’s rights are used as ideological weapons. To characterize this strategy, the philosopher uses expressions such as «colonial democracy» or «totalitarian democracy».

    “The struggle for justice should never be abandoned because of the apparent overwhelming power of those who seem invincible in their determination to hold on to it. That apparent power has, again and again, proved vulnerable to human qualities less measurable than bombs and dollars: moral fervor, determination, unity, organization, sacrifice, wit, ingenuity, courage, patience.” – Howard Zinn

  • Serge August 11, 2023 at 2:31 pm

    Concerning msm:
    John Swinton, farewell speech in New York City (1880):
    “There is no such thing, at this stage of the world’s history in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dare write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinions out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my papers, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone. The business of the journalist is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it, and what folly is this toasting an independent press? We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.”
    More relevant than ever.
    I add that the situation is the same in the rest of the West.

    Paul Craig Roberts coined the phrase “presstitute media”…

  • Roundball Shaman August 11, 2023 at 3:58 pm

    “Everything government officials told us during the pandemic was a lie… Even after this information became available, they KEPT GOING… The Mentally Ill Took Over The Country…”
    There is a deep spiritual sickness upon our World.
    ‘Officials’ are spiritually sick, lost, and without connection to Reality. Many of We the People have become spiritually sick and lost as well. And those of us who still resist the spiritual sickness have become tired and weary. We pray for relief and a return to a sanity that we fear might never return.
    There is a big, wide, yawning gap of emptiness where spiritual strength and energy needs to be. People have taken their minds off The Great Spirit and they have allowed darkness and submission to those with bad intent to take root in their hearts. And like a garden that has become overrun with weeds… these perversions are choking off the Light and not letting our true spirit grow back into health.
    In this Great Age of Spiritual Testing… many of us are failing this Test of the Ages badly. It is a poor showing for the human family – from our life form which has been gifted so much only to see us squander it away and trade it for favors from those who have nothing but bad intent towards us.
    Those who still bravely stand for God and Truth and Right are mocked and ridiculed – if not worse. Only the bizarre… the wayward… the marginal… the ill… those that mock our great spiritual traditions are championed by a lost population and a vicious, omnipresent State Media that has invaded our lives and thoughts like a deep poison. Distorters and perverters with fancy hairdos and big paychecks with a big, big voicebox and echo chamber that endlessly repeats and re-enforces lies and all things that corrupt and soil.
    We cannot allow ourselves to surrender. We cannot fail this test that has been presented to us.
    We must re-ignite the fire of Spirit that always lives within each of us and is waiting patiently for us to throw that switch and unleash its Divine Power. Divine Power that is there to comfort, guide, and lead us out the Darkness being unleashed by those who live only to hate Spirit.
    Don’t look for some outside savior to throw that switch for you. No other human being
    can ignite that power within you –- only you can release that fire and energy.
    “The big tyrants and tiny tyrants are still out there, waiting for the next crisis; the next panic event to take the public off their guard… it’s only a matter of time before a single spark ignites a firestorm.”
    We need that firestorm. But not a storm of conflict and engagement with fools and those who worship the Darkness. We need a firestorm of Spirit within ourselves to reclaim and reignite our Divine nature and energy and put an end to the pandemic of Darkness that never should have claimed our hearts, and overtaken our World.
    The Light sits there and waits for our reply.

    • Rodster August 11, 2023 at 10:16 pm

      If human history has taught us anything is that these things typically end in violence. It would be great if we were to work things out peacefully but the Globalists don’t see it that way.

      Their view of the world is thru tyranny and placing a boot on the necks of the Plebs. As I mentioned earlier, whistleblower and former Pfizer employee Karen Kingston is on the run and fears for her life for exposing the CV 19 bioweapons.

      Now lets imagine for a minute that cash was banned and we were dealing with CBDC’s. All TPTB would have to do would be to shutdown Ms. kingston’s access to money. Since cash is no longer used, she would have no means to purchase fuel, buy food, rent a motel room etc. in other words she would be a cornered cat, waiting to be killed. Let that sink in for a moment, because that’s the scenario where we are heading.

      If you think there’s a peaceful way out when the Globalists will rule with an iron fist, you are sadly mistaken. In the words of Gereald Celente, the founder of the Trends Journal where he likes to say: “ We people lose everything and have nothing else to lose…..They Lose It!”

      • Steve August 14, 2023 at 2:22 pm

        Agreed. This is way beyond just a physical phenomenon. There is evil upon the face of the Earth.

    • Steve August 14, 2023 at 2:21 pm

      Agreed. This is way beyond just a physical phenomenon. There is evil upon the face of the Earth.

  • Mongoos August 11, 2023 at 11:45 pm

    Brandon: as you have said so many times, this can go down only one way. The globalists, liberals and their lackeys exist and operate as they do only because we on the right allow it. What will be the tipping point that remedies the situation? We have the 2A, the numbers and the guns. Are we too moral to do what must be done? This is war, and it’s either Us or Them. The response must be equal to the threat.

    • Rodster August 12, 2023 at 8:10 am

      “When people lose everything and have nothing else to lose, They Lose It”

      The tipping point usually comes when people realize they are being ruled by evil, criminal tyrants who don’t care about their own people and in the process have made hell on earth for their citizens. It is at that point where the people have “nothing to lose” by lashing out.

      We saw this prior to the Covid lockdowns. There was civil unrest taking place all around the world, in places like France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Turkey, UK, Canada, Taiwan and South America just to name a few. People were getting fed up with their corrupt governments. The Globalists countered all of the discontent by locking down the world. All of that civil unrest vanished.

      However, they failed to realize that civil unrest never goes away when bad governments are in control, run by evil people. Civil unrest tends to happen spontaneously and becomes rather fluid. That’s what worries the Globalists.

  • Terry H August 12, 2023 at 3:39 am

    Brandon, it is a pretty good article on the whole, but I just want to take a small exception to your opening statement.

    You say “Anyone who was not at least partially concerned about a biological disaster (or biological warfare) was probably an idiot.” Actually anyone who took a good look at the data, the evidence and the science would have known those five truths in your list (and more facts that the MSM were calling “misinformation”) right from the start.

    The 3% fatality rate, for example, was always fake, and it was clear the disease was comparable to the flu in terms of lethality from, say, the death rate of the elderly passengers quarantined on the Diamond Princess cruise ship.

    I think it’s important to make this point as the lockdowners are now using the “well we didn’t know any better at the start” argument to try and avoid responsibility for their crimes. They could and should have known better from day 1.

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      Brandon Smith August 12, 2023 at 4:26 am

      No one had any significant data for the first three months, all we knew was that the Chinese were ordering extra cremation furnaces, lying about the number of deaths and lying about the Wuhan lab as the source. So, yes, in the early months of the pandemic anyone who was not at least partly concerned about covid as a potential weapon was a complete and utter idiot. Though, to be fair, anyone who continued to be fearful after the IFR data was released was also a complete idiot.

      • Terry H August 12, 2023 at 4:52 am

        Well we’ll have to agree to disagree on this. I was writing about how the risk of the disease was being exaggerated on my blog way back in March/April of 2020.

        To go through your five list items in order for example:

        1. There was never any evidence that locking down healthy individuals would do any good against a respiratory virus.
        2. More than 100 years of science dating back to the Spanish Flu showed that masks do nothing against such a virus.
        3. The best data from very early on (e.g. Diamond Princess) showed an IFR comparable with the flu.
        4. Examination of the preliminary trial documents from Pfizer and Moderna showed clearly that the jabs were never designed to stop transmission or infection.
        5. Pfizer’s own trial data showed more deaths in the injected group than the control group, plus many adverse reactions (even though they were misreporting these as less serious than they were – viz Maddie de Garay). Then of course they deliberately blew up the trial by jabbing the control group early on to obfuscate any further problems.

        (Note I try not to use the word “vaccine” for the injections because they aren’t vaccines; rather they are experimental prophylactic gene therapy.)

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          Brandon Smith August 12, 2023 at 5:01 am

          Sorry, but again, no significant data was available for at least three months into the pandemic and lockdowns. No one knew anything, and could only guess at the extent of the threat. Anyone that claims otherwise is lying – It’s a typical brand of post-crisis quarterbacking by people who made assumptions that just happened to turn out true. It’s the same as flipping a coin. You also seem to be mistaking my points as support for the masks, lockdowns and vaccines. Read my arguments again – at no point did I support any of those things, I warned about them from the beginning of the pandemic. My position is that the virus is an obvious bioweapon from a subversive lab in China funded by US elites. There should have been immediate concern by anyone that knew this; we got lucky that the virus was a failed experiment.

      • Jim Davidson August 12, 2023 at 9:48 am

        There is a group of people who hate humanity and want to enslave mankind. At least half of the feral gooferment bureau-rats are in this category. All the wealthy Democrats are in this category. Most donors to Biden Harris 2020 are in it.
        A majority of these people worship demons. Some of them sacrifice children to demons. These are not good people. They are disgusting and evil.
        We have been in a spiritual war for a long time. It came to a new level in Autumn 2019 with the abomination placed in Mother Mary’s church in Rome by the demon worshipper calling itself “pope.”
        The path forward is to turn to God, repent our sins, and resolve to sin no more, neither by commission nor by omission. God provides many blessings to those who obey God. That used to be the “American way.”
        Freemasons and communists (but I repeat myself) hate God as well as humanity. Americans are unwise to be led by such people.
        God bless you and your families. Amen.

  • Stan Sylvester August 12, 2023 at 4:11 am

    I believe the stage is being set for the next lockdown. It won’t be a pandemic, it’ll be saving the planet from climate change. Look at Maui. Multiple media outlets mention climate change as one of the reasons.
    The powers that be looked on with glee as to how easy it was to lock down the planet to protect us from Covid. Rinse, wash repeat, the climate change lockdown would be the final lockdown.
    Psalm 2:2,3
    “The kings of the earth prepare for battle, and the rulers take counsel together against the Lord’s anointed, saying, let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.”
    It’s a spiritual battle that has been going on for a long time. The main difference today is technology being used by the evil one to cause more harm at a quicker rate.

  • Mr.BA August 12, 2023 at 9:24 am

    Clearly knew the tide was turning when it went from a headcount of deaths (fabricated of course) to number of cases. Shamdemic!

  • Jeff M August 12, 2023 at 2:20 pm

    There sure were plenty of ‘tiny tyrants.’ Those who would get in your face for not wearing a face diaper that wouldn’t stop a sneeze. But we have plenty of ‘big tyrants” like all these billionaires that think because they have money, they can tell other people what to do and sell their private information. Like: Zuckerberg, Bezos, Musk, Bill Gates, Thiel, Bloomberg, Soros, on and on with these thugs. And add to the mix ‘Disaster Capitalism’ which sucks any life blood left out of the little guy who just wants to be left alone to rebuild his life. Well, they won’t leave you alone – ever.

  • Mr. B August 13, 2023 at 5:58 am

    Never before in history have children been expected to protect Grandma & Great-Grandma. As adults, it was and is OUR job to protect children. Closing schools. Masks at schools (once re-opened). Jabbed, sitting 6 feet apart from each other, made to believe they were lepers, abused by their teachers. We shamefully failed them. We now have a generation of children who are behind in their education. They are mentally and physically (if jabbed) damaged.

  • drhooves August 14, 2023 at 6:53 pm

    I have a slightly different take on the “Tiny Tyrants”. There are plenty of those, but what shocked me during the plandemic were so many Lemmings being exposed. There are so many people in our society with no instinct or inclination for making up their own minds. They can only follow.
    Exactly how that personality type comes about is up for debate – our left-leaning cultural education system certainly doesn’t reward individual thinking against the tide. They certainly promote conformity.

    Brandon, I believe on a recent podcast you indicated that as the economy collapses, it may be blamed on conservatives and their “demands” for freedoms. I definitely agree with you that authoritarianism is still a very real threat. It may come about through more blackwashing the liberal agenda, driving more people to the right, generating civil unrest and then allowing (an even more) fascist regime to come in to restore order, similar to Germany in the early 1930s. Beware the “savior” candidate next year.

  • Jason Harris August 15, 2023 at 7:58 am

    Something quite astonishing that I witnessed in the late summer of 2020 was the manipulation of the case numbers in real time.

    I could type in any number search for new cases into Google and it would link me to a news article for that exact number of new cases.

    It did not matter what number of new cases I searched for….20, 88, 500, 666…..Google would immediately link to an online newspaper article from somewhere in the US with that EXACT number of new cases.

    COVID was many things but I’m also convinced it was a live test of AI generated algorithmic manipulation of data and numbers in real time.

    The implications of this are sobering.

  • Dennis August 17, 2023 at 4:53 am

    Brandon, thank you 4 this article, things are feeling odd since the lahaina fire’s.
    Can you feel it? Ten signs that things in America have reached a BREAKING POINT

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