Publisher’s Note: American Consequences won’t be publishing tomorrow, Thursday, November 26, because of the Thanksgiving holiday. You can expect your next e-mail from us Friday morning.
November 25, 2020
Enjoy the Holiday… And Take Back Your Liberty
Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and the government wants to cancel it…
It’s now clear that the government’s plan to protect you from COVID-19 is to just keep piling nonsensical rules atop nonsensical rules. These rules distract you from the hypocrisy that’s going on with the ruling class. Don’t pay attention to governors like Cuomo and Newsom who break their own mandates… And you must pretend that everything the public health experts told you in the past are correct and true.
COVID cases are rising across the country, even though we’ve been masking and social distancing for months… How did this happen? What’s really the plan here? Americans are starting to see and understand that this isn’t going to get better until we tell the government enough is enough.
This incremental tyranny isn’t just going to go away… The government is not going to give back your freedom or allow you to live your life again. Now you may say, But what about the vaccine? The vaccine isn’t going to be the end of this pandemic because it won’t be 100% effective. My friends, lockdowns and restrictions will continue deep into 2021…
When do we just simply refuse to keep jumping through these hoops? We’ve been complying for months and months and now here we are, seeing this sum total of what the lockdown was… a failure. Americans are about to enter these dark winter months, and what are government officials offering us as protection?
One of the great lies of the Joe Biden campaign was that “if only we had listened to the scientists, everything would be so much better.” The scientists that they’re talking about have no idea how to make any of this better… All they do is keep repeating themselves, but it’s not changing anything. There’s no perfect mask compliance, there’s no perfect social distancing, and the virus continues to spread.
In California, they’re shutting down outdoor dining now for three weeks. Yet, there’s no evidence to support outdoor transmission as a considerable-enough risk to mandate a shutdown of it. In Oregon, Governor Kate Brown wants people to call the police on anyone having more than six people in their home for Thanksgiving.
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So why are they doing this? It’s about control, folks… Because the more restrictions on your life, the more separation from the rest of your fellow human beings, including with prohibitions on Thanksgiving gatherings, is the only answer they have.
There’s nothing else but wash your hands, social distance, wear a mask… Mass compliance is higher than it’s ever been, we’ve been social distancing for months.
And yet the cases are rising higher than ever… It’s not working.
This is about so much more than just a virus… This is about our relationship with the government… the ways that the state can control people and transform society in the process. It’s sad, but there are a lot of people that view this pandemic as an opportunity. And the demagogues out there use the frightened mob to coerce and threaten and shame free thinkers into compliance.
Don’t listen to them. Make your own decisions about risk this holiday season. Our government is not a dictatorship of the bureaucracy, no matter how many times it tells you otherwise.
So, enjoy your holiday… eat some turkey… and take back your liberty.
We Asked, You Answered…
Yesterday, we asked readers if they were changing Thanksgiving plans this year due to the pandemic, and so many folks e-mailed us. We love hearing from you, and we truly read every e-mail…
Some families have changed their traditional Thanksgiving routine this year (and we like R.B.’s silver lining about the extra leftovers!)…
My wife and I will be staying home together in KY. The two of us will be giving thanks for surviving 2020 so far with a complete Thanksgiving dinner of fried turkey and all the sides. Which means we’ll have at least two more dinners of the same thing with the leftovers. – R.B.
We have changed our family gathering for Thanksgiving. It will just be my husband, my mother and I. We want to be around to celebrate next year. Must count our blessings. – Linda B.
Yes, instead of spending Thanksgiving with ~25 long-time friends in Silver Spring, MD (as we have done for the last 20 years), we will be staying at home in Oxford, OH and eating lamb chops 😊. –AMH
Plenty of folks also wrote in to tell us how they will not be altering any traditions this year…
Here in the Soviet Socialist Republic of Minnesota, we will gather with what remains of our immediate family. All 7 of us. We would even if Komrad Gov. and Chief Turkey Walz said we couldn’t. – Pat L.
No plan changes for us this Thanksgiving! We will all gather at my older sister’s house to eat a feast that could feed a group many times larger than ours. ‘Older sister’ should give you a clue as to the matriarchal hierarchy in my family! Yes, big sis has outmaneuvered my 88-year-old mom into the top spot. Even her 90-something year old mother-in-law is no match. My Brother-in-law will put up with her bossing him around all day. I think having to wear a matching BBQ apron might take some of the fight out of him…I will sit quietly nibbling on nuts and crackers, priming the pump for the ‘Big Meal’. This will also give me plenty of energy to clear the table before the Tryptophan coma that ultimately awaits such a feast. There will be no masks but there will be prayer and laughter that could never be felt over a Zoom-giving meal. All the best to you and yours. – Peter B.
No, our family is gathering as we should. We are Americans and we will not bend our knees to the Government… – Al K.
Whatever you decide to do tomorrow for Thanksgiving, we hope you enjoy it. And we here at American Consequences are truly thankful for our readers – without you, we’d just be talking to ourselves…
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The American Consequences Staff
With P.J. O’Rourke
November 25, 2020