A close friend of mine who grew up in Poland under Communism called me on the phone in March of this year. She told me to sit down. She was going to tell me something I would not believe.
OK. I sat down and listened.
She was voting for Trump. WHAT?!!! Even she couldn’t believe it. That’s why she had to tell me…. but why?
She was a devout Catholic, strong pro-lifer, and grew up in a Communist country for heaven’s sake, and yet had always “hated” Trump, as well as every non-Democrat previous candidate for president over the past 10 years, but especially she didn’t care for Trump.
She could hardly spit out the words she was telling me this April, that she was voting for Trump, yet her conviction for freedom was stronger than her personal feelings about who should be president of the country.
She suddenly was looking at actions, not merely words.
Knowing this woman, having worked together on many projects and shared conversations and family experiences for more than 10 years, trust me, learning that she was voting for Trump was a SHOCK.
But when she told me why she’d made that determination — in April 2020, mind you — I listened more intently.
“Just like Communist Poland”
This friend told me that as soon as pandemic shutdowns started in the U.S. , enhanced by the constant drone of media facts and figures and horror stories to whip up a state of perpetual fear of healthy, normal personal human interaction… As soon as the economy was shut down and the government became our nanny to protect us from the evil of a disease worse than death, it suddenly felt to my Polish friend EXACTLY AS IT HAD BEEN WHEN SHE GREW UP IN COMMUNIST POLAND!
This Polish friend said that the Communist government was intent on keeping the people of Poland in a state of perpetual fear. Fear was promultaged daily on State-run media, news, papers, everywhere. Every day. That’s how they maintained control. As simple, and terrifying, as that.
YES, in the beginning of China’s Covid there’s no question that we were all rightfully wary and fearful to catch an aggressive, devastating flu virus originating from a lab in Wuhan China. We didn’t know what we didn’t know.
But common sense, washing hands, using antibacterial agents, social distancing and exercising EXTREME care to not be around a more vulnerable person and wearing a mask is one thing.
Shutting down businesses, closing church doors, punishing anyone including any business owner to close their doors and send home workers, that’s something else entirely.
It was frightening then and is even more so now.
One businessman ignored the rules and won, so far
The one exception to Covid lockdown punishment, at least in one state, has been Elon Musk, who in June was so fed up with California’s draconian shutdown that he basically told county officials and Gov. Newsom to go pound sand, even to arrest him if they had to, because he was re-opening the only U.S.-based Tesla production facility in Fremont, CA, or more out of state.
Interestingly, in spite of headlines blasting Musk’s defiance, Gov. Newsom and County officials looked the other way.
Thank God, at least one business that requires hands-on workers to survive opened its doors, with masks and social distancing in place, in spite of severe, continuous statewide lockdown orders.
It’s proof we humans can survive and thrive without draconian restrictions.
Other than Musk’s breakaway business victory and the more common sense corners of Orange County, California, that West Coast mecca state really hasn’t been open much at all.
In fact, the two widely-respected and medically well-researched,on-the-front-lines-since-day-one ER doctors in the central part of the state who, earlier in the year, held a press conference challenging the wisdom of mandated shutdown in the face of raw science and first-hand medical data — and citing the far worse problems of escalating cases of abuse and suicides — were stiffled quickly.
WORSE THAN THE GRINCH: Is this the New Normal until womb-to-tomb socialist takeover?
Now, with traditional family holy days — Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Advent and Christmas just around the corner — local government imposed and mandated lockdowns have become more severe, here and worldwide.
In fact, it’s become the un-news “news” that America is locking down again.
Mainstream “news” speaks of little else.
The most intimate details of our lives are being completely controlled by our leadership class. The people who used to scream at politicians, “Keep your hands off my body!” aren’t saying a thing about this. In fact, they’re encouraging it.
So the question is, what exactly is this about? It’s not about science. If masks and lockdowns prevented spikes in coronavirus infections, we wouldn’t be seeing spikes in coronavirus infections after nine months. But we are seeing them, so clearly, the geniuses got it wrong once again. This time, they’re not even bothering to point to legitimate scientific studies to support continuing their policies because there aren’t any studies that support that. So what is going on?
Catholic Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has some idea. Viganò is one of the truth-tellers in his church. He made himself deeply unpopular with many in the hierarchy several years ago by exposing their complicity in decades of sex abuse. Viganò is 79 years old and in the way that older people stop caring what others think, he really doesn’t care. So instead, he says what he thinks is true.
Archbishop Vigano tells it like it is, holds nothing back
October 25, just weeks ago, Archbishop Vigano “wrote a letter to President Donald Trump assessing the lockdowns from a perspective you almost never hear in this country,” notes Carlson.
In Archbishop Vigano’s letter, he describes the “children of the LIght” as “disoriented and disorganized, abandoned by their temporal and spiritual leaders” as they fight against “the forces of Evil aligned in a battle without quarter against the forces of Good,” describing the forces of Evil as appearing “powerful and organized.”
Read for yourself Archbishop Vigano’s recent letter to President Trump:
“I write to you as an Archbishop, as a Successor of the Apostles, as the former Apostolic Nuncio to the United States of America. I am writing to you in the midst of the silence of both civil and religious authorities. May you accept these words of mine as the “voice of one crying out in the desert” (Jn 1:23). …
“Daily we sense the attacks multiplying of those who want to destroy the very basis of society: the natural family, respect for human life, love of country, freedom of education and business. We see heads of nations and religious leaders pandering to this suicide of Western culture and its Christian soul, while the fundamental rights of citizens and believers are denied in the name of a health emergency that is revealing itself more and more fully as instrumental to the establishment of an inhuman faceless tyranny.
“A global plan called the Great Reset is underway. Its architect is a global élite that wants to subdue all of humanity, imposing coercive measures with which to drastically limit individual freedoms and those of entire populations. In several nations this plan has already been approved and financed; in others it is still in an early stage. Behind the world leaders who are the accomplices and executors of this infernal project, there are unscrupulous characters who finance the World Economic Forum and Event 201, promoting their agenda.
“The purpose of the Great Reset is the imposition of a health dictatorship aiming at the imposition of liberticidal measures, hidden behind tempting promises of ensuring a universal income and cancelling individual debt. The price of these concessions from the International Monetary Fund will be the renunciation of private property and adherence to a program of vaccination against Covid-19 and Covid-21 promoted by Bill Gates with the collaboration of the main pharmaceutical groups.
“Beyond the enormous economic interests that motivate the promoters of the Great Reset, the imposition of the vaccination will be accompanied by the requirement of a health passport and a digital ID, with the consequent contact tracing of the population of the entire world. Those who do not accept these measures will be confined in detention camps or placed under house arrest, and all their assets will be confiscated. …”
What is the “Great Reset”?
Archbishop Vigano’s open letter to President Trump answers the question:
“No one, up until last February,” Viganò wrote, “would ever have thought that, in all of our cities, citizens would be arrested simply for wanting to walk down the street, to breathe, to want to keep their businesses open, to want to go to church on Sunday. Yet now it is happening all over the world …
“The fundamental rights of citizens and believers are being denied in the name of a health emergency that is revealing itself more and more fully as instrumental to the establishment of an inhuman, faceless tyranny.”
“There’s a reason you may not have heard those words before,” explains Carlson. “The usual foot soldiers for conformity in our news media did their best to suppress and discredit Viganò’s letter to the president. Yahoo News tried to tie the elderly clergyman somehow to QAnon, which to them made sense. He alleged that a global health emergency was being used by the people in power for ends that had nothing to do with the virus itself, and of course, that’s crazy talk. That’s the media position on that.
Tucker then lays it out plainly: “The only problem is that what Viganò wrote is actually true. It’s not a conspiracy theory, it is factually accurate. Here’s Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaking to the United Nations in September.”
For Thee but not for Me: the Great Reset
- Laura Ingraham: Biden’s COVID Shutdown, Globalist “Reset” Plans will Cripple American Freedoms, Economy
- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudau:“This pandemic has provided an opportunity for a reset. This is our chance to accelerate our pre-pandemic efforts to reimagine economic systems that actually address global challenges like extreme poverty, inequality and climate change. “This is our chance,” says Justin Trudeau. Not our chance to save you from a virus with a 99% survival rate. This is our chance to impose unprecedented social controls on the population in order to bypass democracy and change everything to conform with their weird academic theories that have never been tested in the real world and, by the way, don’t actually make sense.”This pandemic has provided an opportunity for a reset.” Keep in mind, that’s not from QAnon, that is a head of state talking and he’s not alone.
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- Klaus Schwab, the founder of the World Economic Forum, has written a book called “COVID-19: The Great Reset.” The book isn’t really about science or medicine. Instead, it describes, “what changes will be needed to create a more inclusive, resilient and sustainable world going forward.”
- Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot defends appearing at large Biden celebration days before issuing Thanksgiving lockdown
As Carlson points out in quoting an interview with Chicago’s Mayor Lightfoot:
“STEPHANIE RUHLE: What do you say to those who are criticizing you, where less than a week ago, you went out and stood before a massive crowd who was celebrating Joe Biden’s victory, and now you’re saying your city has to shut down? How do you have one and not the other?
“LIGHTFOOT: There are times when we actually do need to have the relief and come together. And I felt like that was one of those times. That crowd was gathered, whether I was there or not.
“Notice the complete lack of embarrassment and shame. “There are times when the rules just don’t apply to me.”
THE IMPORTANT QUESTION: What’s next on the agenda?
“What does the Great Reset look like?” Carlson asks.
Culling from what’s happening now, reality, and from Archbishop Vigano’s letter, he concludes:
“This is what it looks like: The people in charge doing whatever they want because they’re in charge. There will be no live music in the Great Reset. Choirs will be illegal unless they are singing the praises of Kamala Harris. Christmas will be banned. “Sorry, put on your mask and spend the holidays alone. Good luck.”
“So how long can this all continue, this weird and yet weirdly recognizable combination of hypocrisy and authoritarianism? Well, it’s hard to imagine it could go on forever.
In his letter last month to the president, Archbishop Viganò wrote this and it’s worth hearing:
“This Great Reset is designed to fail because those who planned it do not understand that there are still people ready to take to the streets to defend their rights, to protect their loved ones, to give a future to their children and their grandchildren.”
Let’s hope that’s true.
Yes. As serious Catholics and business professionals, let’s PRAY Archbishop Vigano’s understanding of people still ready stand up to protect their freedoms is true!
Keep in mind, many civilizations have had to do this before, with varying success. It could be a gruelling, bloody battle. Long or short. We don’t know.
We have to keep our eyes on Christ and his Mother. After all, HE is the KING of the Universe, our King, and his Blessed Mother Mary granted to become the Queen of Heaven and Earth.