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Coronavirus Hysteria: Is Military Martial Law Coming to Amerika?

Donald Trump is now showing his true FDR-Hitlerian fascist self, with his now wanting to order private companies to have to produce certain things they normally don’t produce, in Trump’s declaring that he is now a “Wartime President” with fake news coronavirus COVID-19 hysteria.

And this after Trump’s many statements comparing coronavirus to the flu, which really is the case, and downplaying its seriousness.

Yes, it IS serious, but mainly for elderly people and those with other serious illnesses, especially for those with respiratory issues. And it is serious for those who have compromised respiratory systems, such as smokers. THOSE are the ones who should practice “social distancing,” and “sheltering in place,” not the rest of us!

Trump’s 180-degree turn to more idiocy and irrationality means he probably has been psy-opped by the power-hungry apparatchiks he has surrounding him, from the generals to the CDC propagandists.

This is a power grab for government medical “experts,” and government bureaucrats, too many of which are pervading and slithering in Washington and in the state governments all over Amerika.

Governors ordering schools closed, restaurants closed down and other businesses closing, and some mayors such as the mayor of San Fransicko ordering “shelter-in-place,” i.e. unlawfully imprisoning residents of a whole city!

And it’s all based on media over-hyping and inciting panic. Many lazy and ignorant local news media stenographers rely on the national news media and the New York Slimes and the Washington Pest, who get their “information” i.e. propaganda from bureaucrats and then regurgitate it all without question.

I noticed that many of those media propaganda-disseminators are either ignorantly or intentionally not reiterating that most of the people who get COVID-19 will experience “mild” symptoms and most will not need to be hospitalized. The media’s omitting important parts of the story, parts of the story that will calm people’s nerves about this flu-like illness, is causing or inciting hysteria and panic, and the sheeple hoarding toilet paper!

People are swarming to the hospitals because they have symptoms even though they probably don’t have the coronavirus. The hospitals are now being overrun by people with colds and flu, and/or hypochondriacs who have been scared sh*tless by the media panic-inciters.

And so what if they do have coronavirus? Most of them will be home sick like they have the flu! Most of the people, anyway. This panic is totally unwarranted!

Oh, the problem, we are told, is that people can be “carriers” of the virus and not know it. Well, that is the same situation with many colds and flu that are constantly going around all year! 10-20,000 people per year are dying of the flu, but we are not panicking over that. Someone who is a carrier of the common flu virus might be visiting Grandma and giving her the flu, which she may not survive because of age and/or other medical conditions that compromise her immune system. We’re not hysterical about that, are we?

So, this whole thing with the markets crashing out of panic is CRAZINESS! And that’s another thing. The newscasters are constantly referring to the fascist orders by governors and mayors, the markets crashing and other issues are due to “the virus,” which is NOT correct! Those problems are happening as consequences of the PANIC associated with the virus! It is the panic that is causing all these problems!

I’ve heard on some talk shows on the radio that various people on social media are showing delight in the panic, and showing glee in the markets crashing, like oh maybe now we can ensure that Donald Trump will not get reelected. If that’s true, those are really sick people.

After the “Russia-collusions” witch hunt didn’t work, and then the impeachment didn’t work, let’s try scaring the population to fear a flu virus and causing the markets to crash. Hooray! They’ve accomplished crashing the stock market and reversing all the gains since Trump became President! Are people really showing glee and joy over that? Really?

Meanwhile, the rulers of the cities and states, and nationally fascist Trump, are delighting in all the new powers they will be grabbing. And anyone who challenges their edicts, and who questions the coronavirus propaganda crusade will be censored and maybe even arrested!

What will happen to those practicing civil disobedience and opening those restaurants anyway, those in San Franpsycho leaving their homes and going out and about anyway in defiance of the mayor’s Orwellian order to imprison them?

Here is Judge Andrew Napolitano on “Freedom in a Time of Madness” in his addressing the governors and mayors’ totalitarian impulses:

We all know how central economic planning diminishes freedom and adds to the cost of products. Now we know that central micromanagement of health care can kill people.

But these mayors and governors were not to be outdone by the feds in their totalitarian impulses. Many of them, particularly in the northeast and the west coast, have issued decrees that are as profoundly unconstitutional as Lincoln’s efforts to silence dissent.

The governors of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut have all issued decrees closing most retail establishments, particularly all restaurants, bars and theaters. The governor of New Jersey is threatening to ban all travel after dark. And, the mayor of New York City is threatening to ban all travel all the time.

The fulfillment of these totalitarian impulses has put more than 1 million folks out of work, closed thousands of businesses and impaired the fundamental rights of tens of millions of persons — all in violation of numerous sections of the Constitution.

The Contracts Clause of the Constitution prohibits the states from interfering with lawful contracts, such as leases and employment agreements. And the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment prohibits the states from interfering with life, liberty or property without a trial at which the state must prove fault. The Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment requires just compensation when the state meaningfully interferes with an owner’s chosen lawful use of his property.

Taken together, these clauses reveal the significant protections of private property in the Constitution itself. Add to this the threat of punishment that has accompanied these decrees and the fact that they are executive decrees, not legislation, and one can see the paramount rejection of basic democratic and constitutional principles in the minds and words and deeds of those who have perpetrated them.

Add to all this, the protection in the First Amendment of the right to associate and the judicially recognized right to travel — both of which are natural rights — and it is clear that these nanny state rules are unconstitutional, unlawful and unworthy of respect or compliance.

But wait, there’s more: Now it seems that the military has secret plans to take over the country if the coronavirus (really, the hysteria and panic, and markets crashing, mass unemployment and food shortages) cripples the government.

What? “cripple the government” in Warshington? But that’s a good thing! Decentralization is what this whole territory of America needs to restore our freedom and prosperity. Duh.

So, according to William Arkin, the former Washington Post reporter whose investigative reporting revealed Washington’s huge military-intelligence (sic) expansion post-9/11 (an extensive investigative report that I referenced here), the military really does have secret plans for “continuity of government” in case of disaster, invasion, a crippled DC (Yay!), or “everyone in the government being home sick from coronavirus,” and so on.

According to Arkin,

According to new documents and interviews with military experts, the various plans – codenamed Octagon, Freejack and Zodiac – are the underground laws to ensure government continuity. They are so secret that under these extraordinary plans, “devolution” could circumvent the normal Constitutional provisions for government succession, and military commanders could be placed in control around America.

“We’re in new territory,” says one senior officer, the entire post-9/11 paradigm of emergency planning thrown out the window. The officer jokes, in the kind of morbid humor characteristic of this slow-moving disaster, that America had better learn who Gen. Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy is.

He is the “combatant commander” for the United States and would in theory be in charge if Washington were eviscerated. That is, until a new civilian leader could be installed.

In my view, all this seems to be a pre-planned thing, and the crazed U.S. military bureaucrats have been wanting to take over for decades. Finally, a moron like Donald Trump gets into the White House, so easily manipulable and psy-oppable, the military bureaucrats have their gullible guy to propagandize and get him to forget about “draining the swamp” and instead “Make America Worse Again” with new, unconstitutional power grabs to even further militarize and Nazi Germany-ize the country, all for the sake of feeding their hunger for power and control.

And that is why we now have all this coronavirus COVID-19 hysteria and panic. And the politicians, including the “constitutionalists,” are eating it all up “For Our Own Good,” and the news media are nothing but useful idiots to promote Amerika’s “New Way of Life.” If you thought post-9/11 was something, post-coronavirus will be something else.

And finally, when the military does try to take over the country, that will be the constitutional definition of Treason. Not only will they be constitutional oath-violators, but their violating of the rights of the people will be acts of Treason, acts of war against their own people, goddamn virus or no virus.

The Dow Down Again – No, Donald, It’s Not the Fed, It’s YOU!

The Dow sank again today in a shortened day of trading, down more than 650 points. Donald Trump blames the Fed. Trump tweeted, “”The only problem our economy has is the Fed. They don’t have a feel for the Market…” Like you do, Donald.

No, one big problem now has been Trump’s trade idiocy. This “trade war” crapola. Someone please tell Trump that it doesn’t matter if there’s a “trade deficit.” It’s not the same thing as a budget deficit! He wants to spend money — other people’s money — like a drunken sailor, and “who cares if there’s a $1 trillion budget deficit,” he might as well say! But THAT’s the deficit that matters, and that influences the economy, not this “trade deficit” thing.

Donald Trump needs to cut it out with this trade fascism that he is shoving down the people’s throats. Leave people alone, and let them have the freedom to buy whatever they want, or sell whatever they want, and let producers have the freedom to buy whatever capital goods they want or need, and leave them alone! Who cares if they’re buying stuff from China or India or Iran or Ireland. Someone please tell Trump to stop being such a dictator, and such a control freak!

And stop stealing from people, which is what Trump’s damn tariffs are, stealing!

Dow Crashing? Don’t Panic. Trump Can Cut It Out with the Trade Nonsense

So the stock market fell a little bit yesterday, the Dow went down about 831 points, and some people are panicking. No, I don’t think it’s anything like in 2008, it’s just a “correction.” And I don’t think that it has anything to do with the Fed raising interest rates. Some analysts are saying it’s being caused by the tech sector. I don’t think it’s anything to worry about.

There was a worse downturn in February. At that time I wrote,

Following last Friday’s big 665.75 point decline, Dow Jones Industrial Average then plummeted another 1175 points yesterday. At the opening bell this morning it fell another 600 points but is already up 30 points as I’m writing this. I don’t expect this decline to be an indication of a repeat of 2008. It’s just going through some adjustments, that’s all. Nothing to worry about.

For what it’s worth, 2015 was the worst year since 2008, up to December 2015. In July 2015, the DJIA was at 17,568, in August it went down to 15,781, in November back up to 17,910, in January 2016 back down to 15,944, and in April 2016 back up to 17,900 and it has continued to mainly go up since then. You can look at any number of interactive charts to see the numbers over these recent years.

But what’s going on now? Some say it’s technological issues, although there are other factors. I don’t know if Donald Trump’s State of the Onion last week had anything to do with it, or the release on Friday of the Republican FISA memo.

But it is clear that the Trump tax cuts, without any significant cuts in government spending, will have a variety of effects on things. The government is completely out of control, spending like drunken sailors, and Donald Trump is clueless about that. And the Federal Reserve also plays a role.

Today’s Dow is going up and down, very negative, then in the positive territory, and negative again. It could get worse over the next week, like in February. Besides the tech stocks I think that people are “concerned” over Donald Trump’s trade idiocy. His intrusions into the American people’s economic and trade matters are what could cause a further downturn.

The problem with protectionists like the economic ignoramus egomaniac Donald Trump is that they are control freaks who just don’t want to let people be free to do what they want. Just let the consumers buy whatever they want, from wherever and whomever they want, and let producers buy whatever capital goods they need and from wherever and from whomever they want. It’s called freedom, Donald. And prosperity, as well. More freedom has led to more prosperity throughout history, no?

When the government intrudes and imposes the wants and desires of control-freak bureaucrats like Trump and his cohorts and cronies, such intrusions cause distortions in the markets, price distortions and even higher unemployment as well, in the long run. And of course Wall Street will react to the monkey wrench the Control-Freak-in-Chief is throwing into what could have been a stronger economy.