Hello from my government-mandated quarantine. I am in good health, not currently running a fever, although I have struggled to keep my cool as I reach for a shoe or some other blunt object to throw at the television.
I read in the local newspaper that my local county commission basically placed me under house arrest as of 8 a.m. this morning. They say I am allowed to go out and forage for food or seek medical attention. All other actions that yesterday would have been considered normal human activity will be questioned.
“Dr. Fauci’s policy, at best, is based on a 1950s outdated ‘one-size-fits-all,’ non-personalized approach to medicine and public health; and at worst, is derived from a ‘fake science’ understanding of the immune system … .”
The below article is a repost from The New American. It points out the fallacies inherent in the government response to the coronavirus at the federal, state and local levels and provides specific information on how to protect yourself. I urge all to heed these wise recommendations from a world renown expert in systems biology from MIT.
In a letter to President Trump, Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai offers a plan for protecting those vulnerable to COVID-19 while allowing the healthy to return to work.
States and cities are shutting down businesses, closing schools, prohibiting crowds, imposing curfews—all to contain the spread of coronavirus.
The draconian measures are a major subversion of Americans’ constitutional liberties, yet proponents of such policies claim they are a necessary evil to prevent this latest pandemic from causing mass fatalities. The disastrous effect on our economy, they say, is to be preferred to the deaths of millions.
But what if we didn’t have to choose one or the other? What if protecting American lives and preserving our freedom and economic stability weren’t mutually exclusive?
Sound too good to be true? Not according to Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai.
In a letter to President Trump, Dr. Ayyadurai, a world-renowned systems scientist and pioneer in the field of systems biology, outlined a solution to the current crisis that he said would restore the immune health of the American people without jeopardizing the nation’s economic health.
I am very disappointed in our government at all levels regarding coronavirus.
There comes a point at which a leader must instill calm in the populace and act rationally, in accordance with the threat. In this case the threat is a virus that has killed 41 Americans to date. All of them have been over 60, most over 70 or with compromised immune systems.
In a situation like this, if leaders fail to act rationally the panic caused by their actions becomes more dangerous than the virus itself.
Of course the media is all-in on the story, with 24/7 blanket coverage. They refuse to put out facts about this virus that would give context and proper perspective on the actual threat level we face. It is a threat that must be taken seriously. But it’s not nearly as big of a threat as the regular seasonal flu, or past pandemics like the Swine Flu. The response must be measured in accordance with the severity of the threat.
Notice how Gov. Whitmer and the others always preface these draconian announcements with “Out of an abundance of caution…”
Caution is one thing. Using state power to control people is another.
These are not recommendations or suggestions. These are executive orders holding the force of law. That means police have the power to arrest violators.
I personally am not afraid of this virus. But I am very afraid of my fellow citizens when they are motivated by fear, and when fear morphs into panic.
They have already cleaned out store shelves. There have been fistfights between store customers in New York and New Jersey, seeing who can wrestle away the last bag of toilet paper.
When grocery-store shelves go bare, people lose their minds. Rioting in the streets will inevitably follow.
Why? And for what?
I’ll tell you why. Because people see what happened in Italy, which has essentially declared martial law, shutting down transportation between cities and quarantining thousands of people.
Italy is a free country. If it can happen in Italy, people reason, it can happen here. When they see their governor declaring a national emergency, then their president, it’s suddenly not so big of a leap to think they, too, could be trapped in their homes for weeks.
President Trump has declared a national emergency. We will see what that brings.
I agree with Trump’s travel bans imposed on flights from China and Europe. This makes sense.
But the governors are overstepping the bounds of a free country when they order churches and other private entities to curtail freedom of assembly.
How many more stores will be emptied out? Will the shortage of toilet paper spread to bread, milk, and other basic foods? Will the buses and subway systems be shuttered? What about the interstate highways?
Again, I am not in fear over this virus. I am in fear that some of the rhetoric and extreme reactions to it could cause a pandemic of another kind — psychologically weak people doing stupid, selfish things out of fear and ignorance.
Let’s look at the numbers and try to get reacquainted with reality. The numbers are key if we will just look at them. (For updated coronavirus numbers, seeWorldOMeter.)
Swine flu was much worse under Obama
Swine flu, which broke out during the Obama administration, infected 61 million Americans, killed more than 12,000 Americans and caused another 265,000 to be hospitalized.
The regular seasonal flu routinely kills between 20,000 and 70,000 Americans per year.
Compare these numbers to the coronavirus.
To date, fewer than 2,000 Americans have contracted coronavirus; it has killed 41 and fewer than a dozen Americans are currently hospitalized in serious or critical condition (this was as of 3 p.m. Friday).
I don’t recall any of the extreme measures we see being taken for this virus being enacted by Obama or the Democrat governors when they were dealing with a much more lethal illness. I don’t recall whole universities shutting down, entire school districts closing or NCAA sporting tournaments canceled. Disney stayed open, as did the NBA and the NHL. Churches remained open for the faithful to come and pray for the sick.
If we are Christians, fear has no dominion over us. We are to live fearlessly for Christ. The disciples of the first and second centuries faced much fiercer threats than a virus that for most people will be like a minor cold. Christians today in many parts of the world face much bigger threats, and they don’t cower in fear.
The truth is, we have grown too comfortable, too soft. On top of that we are led by dishonest and corrupt leaders with political agendas. They’ve become expert at playing on the all-too fragile emotions of modern Western man.
One governor after another is lining up to see if they can outdo each other, banning gatherings of all types, including church services. That is not only unconstitutional but irresponsible.
Be careful what you wish for
If we learned anything from coronavirus it’s this: People will gladly step into martial law. They will unquestioningly heed the words of their state and federal politicians, no matter how irrational, many of whom are not guided by sound reason but their own corrupt political agendas.
For these reasons, I encourage every Christian who is not sick, extremely old or immune-compromised to attend church services this Sunday! What are these governors going to do, post a cop at every church door to count the number of worshipers who enter?
If Gov. Whitmer wants to arrest me for going to church, I’m good with that.
Leo Hohmann is an independent freelance journalist, author of the 2017 book “Stealth Invasion: Muslim Conquest through Immigration and Resettlement Jihad.” He is working on a follow-up that will investigate the Interfaith movement, which is ushering false and antichrist ideas into Western churches. To support his research and writing projects, please consider a donation of any size.
Flyer handed out at American Muslim Diversity Association mosque in Sterling Heights, Michigan, during Friday prayers March 6, 2020.
Retired federal agent Dave Gaubatz went undercover into the Islamic House of Wisdom mosque in Dearborn Heights, Michigan, on Friday, March 6, and walked out with literature he says legitimizes child marriage, jihad and Sharia-compliant “temporary” sex marriages.
Gaubatz, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he worked in Special Investigations, entered the mosque with a female associate named “Christine” about 11:15 a.m. on Friday and stayed until 2:30 p.m.
“The fact that they have these kinds of books right out in the open tells us they feel very comfortable pushing Sharia here in Michigan,” Gaubatz told me during a March 7 interview at a diner in nearby Troy.
FBI’s insertion into the case is latest cause for concern
The Amador County Sheriff on Monday walked back his previous statements on the suspicious death of Philip Haney, a prominent whistleblower who exposed how the Obama administration blew off research data that would have helped the government prevent Islamic terror attacks on U.S. soil.
In a hasty statement issued within a few hours of the discovery of Haney’s body last Friday on the side of a state highway in rural California, the sheriff, who also doubles as the county coroner, said Haney “appeared to suffer from a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound.”
That comment planted in the minds of the mainstream media the idea that Haney killed himself. Most did not even report on the death and those that did, like Fox News, played it as a run-of-the-mill suicide.
But after a long weekend in which calls and emails flooded into the office of Sheriff Martin Ryan, and he likely read some of the many accounts of Phil’s exemplary life from conservative bloggers and journalists who knew him, the sheriff changed his tune.
Ryan must have realized this was not any ordinary man whose body turned up on the side of the road in his county, less than three miles from where he was staying in the Pinetree RV Park outside of tiny Plymouth, California.
I have been getting quite a few calls, texts and emails from people asking me about the tragic death of my friend Philip Haney, whose body was found Friday morning near his vehicle not far from the RV park where he was staying in Plymouth, California. He reportedly had a single gunshot wound to the chest.
Everyone is asking the same question. Could the reports of suicide be accurate?
Words of wisdom in a repost below from the Remnant Disciples blog. The article struck me as timely because I have been feeling in my spirit that we are in a type of calm before the storm. While all the norms in our culture are being turned on their head, and it hardly feels “calm” to those of us who are awake, most Americans continue living the good life. What is coming in the not too distant future will catch them totally by surprise. Don’t get caught unawares.
There is smoke on the horizon.
When the winter is dry, and followed by a hot summer (often the case here), the earth is parched, the vegetation wilted and/or tinder dry, it can be ignited easily.
We can’t see the fire behind the trees, but we can see the smoke which covers the heavens and is spreading fast. The grass is green, the sun is overshadowed the haze, and the trees are still standing. But for how long? Some will survive. The fire is needed though, because without it there will be no new growth. In our Australian landscape with its eucalypt trees, the fire is needed to burst open the seeds from the trees so that there can be a new, thicker, more lush vegetation.
In case you haven’t heard, antifa is celebrating its first American martyr.
This is a big deal. Every communist revolutionary movement needs a martyr.
But if you rely on mainstream news, you are probably unaware of what happened on Saturday because there’s been a virtual news blackout by the major media networks.
We’ve been told nothing about the background of the guy who tried to firebomb an ICE detention center Saturday in Tacoma, Washington. Nobody in Congress or the White House is talking about it, either.
On Republican congressional Twitter accounts, you’ll see tweet after tweet on the usual Washington political drivel. Nothing about the 69-year-old domestic terrorist Willem Van Spronsen, a resident of Vashon Island, proud member of antifa and the notorious John Brown Gun Club.