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Freedom Lost Without A Fight

How have we abandoned so much liberty while hardly even noticing it?

By A Reaper  |  October 23, 2020

by A. Reaper

A Mask.  Wearing one isn’t about loss of Freedom – it is about saving lives.  Stop the spread of Covid-19!   Besides, it’s just a piece of cloth.

You choose not to wear the mask; it isn’t mandatory where you live. People vilify you. Get with the program – put the cloth on…NOW.

In such a short period of time, so many Americans have blindly obeyed. No questioning. And if you sensibly asked why such a basic freedom was being taken away, you are immediately labeled a radical.

I studied history as a minor in college and remember discussing why what happened in WWII Germany could not occur here - their citizens mindlessly following the government.  But now I see how a freedom can so easily be taken away with very little opposition.

Hitler blamed the Jewish faith for Germany's loss in WWI, along with a list of other issues. Germans didn’t push back, and Jews were eventually made to wear a yellow star. Besides, it’s just a piece of cloth.

No need to stand - one can kneel, or even stay in their locker room, so they don’t have to acknowledge it.  Burn it.  Turn your back.  It’s just a piece of cloth called the American Flag.

A piece of cloth is simply a piece of cloth… until it isn’t.

Approximately six million Jews were killed by Germany. To say the Mask will lead to another Holocaust is an unbelievable overstatement.

Possibly, you don’t believe more freedoms can be taken away? What if the next issue is more restrictions on freedom of speech?

Or, law-abiding citizens shouldn’t have certain guns? We went so willingly for the Mask; it is hard for me to believe other freedoms can’t, gradually, be taken away too.

Remember: We are told to wear a mask – any piece of cloth covering the mouth and nose will work.  Again, the scientific data behind this idea is weak at best.  Yet most don’t complain or even doubt the severity of COVID-19. 

No, questions can’t be asked.  Simply wear the piece of cloth and you will be doing your part.  Besides, it isn’t going any further than the Mask.

What binds us as a nation?  A simple piece of cloth – the American Flag. Over a million men and women have died for this piece of cloth; it represents the freedoms America used to hold dear: Freedom of Speech.  Freedom of Religion.  Freedom to come from nothing and become something.  The very Freedom to kneel and not recognize it as a freedom!

But don’t worry.  Kneeling, turning your back, ignoring the piece of cloth is just temporary.   There aren’t any plans to go any further…until they do.

And it is just a piece of cloth…until it isn’t.

“Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.”

– Leonardo da Vinci