We Were Patsies by Robert Socha
I am writing this piece to remind us that less than two short years ago, I was on a journey to Uganda with my daughter and was required to submit to insane, draconian rules—double negative COVID tests. You must always wear your mask while in the terminal and on the aircraft, covering your nose and mouth. Temperature checks to ensure you were not running a fever. Lockdowns forcing people from jobs and sustenance. Erie ghost cities. Cries from the masses locked in their apartments., including unrelenting rage from Aussies quarantined for unending weeks. We all were subjected to some form of this tyranny, some much more than others. The world’s governments walked lockstep into totalitarianism that would have shocked Orwell himself (I think I’ve alluded to that before.)
I am writing to remind us not to forget the ease with which government bodies used fear, intimidation, and the threat of incarceration, or worse, isolation, for the masses to cow-tow to their every demand. It was and is an insufferable evil, and we tolerated it. We, for the most part, submitted to it. We were the patsies in this game, and those in positions of power have learned how easy it is to manipulate the masses. They knew it was easy before, but this was unprecedented and doable on a global scale.
Yesterday I boarded a flight from the United States to Istanbul, Turkey. All was normal on this international flight, from check-in to boarding to changing planes, to arriving at our destination, where customs was a breeze, and Istanbul welcomed us with open arms. There were no threats to my civil liberties if my mask was not wholly covering my nose and mouth, no mask requirements whatsoever, and no stewardess waking me in the middle of much-needed sleep to remind me that my mask must always cover my nose and mouth. There was no vendor unwilling to transact business with me. On this trip, it was a normal thing for me to get on a plane and not be bothered. It was as normal as it could possibly be. It is so easy for us to forget that such a short time ago, the crazy alarmist making international protocol declared masks were required, and there was no arguing the point. I don’t want to forget how easy it was for them to demand subservience.
I firmly believe we cannot idly abide by rules and regulations that we know to be unjust and untrue. I recently read that the current man occupying 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, installed as our Commander-in-Chief, has reversed its mask policy and will require masks for non-vaccinated visitors. What kind of segregationist nightmare are they trying to reinvent? How dare this administration cast a yellow star on those who chose to follow the science and question the efficacy of a drug rushed to marked without traditional safety tests and protocols with a plethora of verified negative consequence. It is unconscionable. And masks have been proven to be an ineffective and possible detrimental response to a viral outbreak. Vitamin D anyone?
Grinding under the heat of the Covidists, those who dared to challenge the narrative must not give up now. We must remind ourselves how easy it is to cull the global populace, and we must continue in whatever opportunity the good Lord provides to raise our voices and proclaim God’s Truth, and that does not include bowing to intellectual apartheid.
PS: Istanbul appears to be a beautiful, thriving, trans-continental city, and apart from a considerable amount of graffiti, relatively clean, well-manicured lawns and gardens, and not one tent on public property.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here