Why Did This Happen?
How did this lockdown catastrophe occur? Why has it lasted so long? We have suffered too much over the past few years to ignore what caused all this. We need to recognize those who are responsible for this war on the people and hold them accountable for their actions.
The simple answer is power and money. Decision-makers in government, the Democrats and Republicans, created a fake crisis to obtain power over our lives. Several parasitic non-governmental institutions also worked in tandem with the government to increase their own money and power.
The primary culprit in this catastrophe is the government, from the municipal to the federal level. Democrats and Republicans used this fake crisis to gain control over society, much like the Communist Party in China. Politicians destroyed their primary opposition: small businesses, independent operators and private communities. They dictated who is to live and who is to die. In destroying society’s private sector, they in turn made people dependent on the government. They cut us off from our family, friends, communities and faith to render us helpless. They felt the thrill of being the constant center of attention, in control.
Other institutions worked with and through the government to increase their own power and wealth at the expense of the people. First among these accomplices is the mainstream, legacy media. Fear sells newspapers, compels public attention, generates clicks on websites and attracts advertisers. Mainstream media’s motivation was and is to hype the hysteria, not to serve as a check and balance to the excesses of government as envisioned in the Constitution. On the other hand, the alternative media, despite its suppression by Big Tech, has done an admirable job in challenging government overreach.
Big business also benefited from the lockdowns. The lockdowns eliminated their local competition, the small business owners of our communities. The government gladly carved out exceptions to the lockdowns for big businesses (their campaign contributors) while crushing small business owners. Amazon’s profits soared during the lockdowns. Big business and big tech were also motivated to promote constant fear.
Big medicine and the pharmaceutical industry, also major contributors to political campaigns, benefited greatly from the lockdowns, as did the governmental agencies the NIH, CDC and FDA. All of these institutions were and are motivated to promote hysteria in order to increase their income, power and prestige. Instead of being a source of scientific objectivity, they were cheerleaders for the fake fear.
The government and its enabling institutions oppressed us with blatant hypocrisy. While we were locked in out homes, unable to support ourselves, politicians and celebrities were traveling the country. While we were forced to wear masks, they went freely without such encumbrances. These power-brokers suppressed and vilified righteous protests against their lockdowns yet encouraged Black Lives Matter riots. Lockdowns, COVID testing and vax mandates are required for citizens, but not for illegal aliens.
Yet there is another aspect to this catastrophe. We the people want to believe that the government, the authorities, unselfishly have our best interests at heart. We want to believe that the government and the mainstream media tell the truth. In reality, the government, mainstream media, big business and big medicine have taken advantage of our trust, exploiting us to increase their power and wealth. This cannot continue. We have to recognize how these institutions have betrayed us and hold them accountable.
The only long-term solution to the above problem of destructive motivations is a Libertarian government. Libertarians seek to minimize the power of government over our lives. No true libertarian would enforce lockdowns, require masks or force people to undergo unapproved genetic manipulation. Libertarians trust people to make the best decisions for their own lives.
I invite you to learn more about the topics that I have discussed here.
At a Glance
Why Big Government (Democrats & Republicans) Wants Lockdowns
As America Enters Year Three of COVID, The Biden Regime Struggles to Reprogram Its Pandemic-Crazed Base. Revolver News. Retrieved Jan. 2022 from https://www.revolver.news/2022/01/can-biden-reprogram-covid-hyptonized-npc-base/
Ten red flags in the FDA's risk-benefit analysis of Pfizer's EUA application to inject American children 5 to 11 with its mRNA product. Substack. Retrieved Nov. 2021 from https://tobyrogers.substack.com/p/ten-red-flags-in-the-fdas-risk-benefit
Did FDA Really Approve the Pfizer COVID Vaccine? Wait. What?. Lew Rockwell. Retrieved Aug. 2021 from https://www.lewrockwell.com/2021/08/jon-rappoport/did-fda-really-approve-the-pfizer-covid-vaccine-wait-what/
Politicians Shouldn’t Be Managing Pandemics They Will Bend Science To Fit Their Political Objectives. Lew Rockwell. Retrieved Feb. 2021 from https://www.lewrockwell.com/2021/02/no_author/politicians-shouldnt-be-managing-pandemics-they-will-bend-science-to-fit-their-political-objectives/
Mile Markers of Tyranny: Losing Our Freedoms on the Road from 9/11 to COVID-19. Lew Rockwell. Retrieved Sep. 2020 from https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/09/john-w-whitehead/mile-markers-of-tyranny-losing-our-freedoms-on-the-road-from-9-11-to-covid-19/
Report: Covid “Whistleblowers” Are Making Money From Tattling On Those Who Break Rules. Infowars. Retrieved Sep. 2020 from https://www.infowars.com/report-covid-whistleblowers-are-making-money-from-tattling-on-those-who-break-rules/
Why You Shouldn’t Believe Anything The Government Says About Vaccines And Viruses. Lew Rockwell. Retrieved Aug. 2020 from https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/08/jon-rappoport/why-you-shouldnt-believe-anything-the-government-says-about-vaccines-and-viruses/
Tucker Carlson: ‘We Were All Played’ — ‘Corrupt Politicians’ Used a Public Health Emergency to Subvert Democracy. Breitbart. Retrieved Jun. 2020 from https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/06/10/tucker-carlson-we-were-all-played-corrupt-politicians-used-a-public-health-emergency-to-subvert-democracy/
Techno-Tyranny: How The US National Security State Is Using Coronavirus To Fulfill An Orwellian Vision. The Last American Vagabond. Retrieved May. 2020 from https://www.thelastamericanvagabond.com/top-news/techno-tyranny-how-us-national-security-state-using-coronavirus-fulfill-orwellian-vision/
Why Mainstream Media Wants Lockdowns
Five MSM corona-flops of 2020: With Covid still on scene, don’t fall for ALL of the media’s fearmongering this year. RT. Retrieved Jan. 2021 from https://www.rt.com/news/511389-covid-news-stories-fear/
Important Quotes from Virology and Vaccinology Experts that Never are Interviewed on the Mainstream Media. Lew Rockwell. Retrieved Jul. 2020 from https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/07/gary-g-kohls/important-quotes-from-virology-and-vaccinology-experts-that-never-are-interviewed-on-the-mainstream-media/
Why Big Business Wants Lockdowns
Critics Must Be Silenced for Billionaires to Keep Profiting From Pandemic. Lew Rockwell. Retrieved Feb. 2021 from https://www.lewrockwell.com/2021/02/no_author/critics-must-be-silenced-for-billionaires-to-keep-profiting-from-pandemic/
Two shocking headlines that sum up Covid: Billionaires MADE $3.9 trillion during the pandemic, while workers LOST $3.7 trillion. RT. Retrieved Jan. 2021 from https://www.rt.com/op-ed/514054-covid-pandemic-billionaires-richer/
2020’s Big Winners: Billionaires, Silicon Valley Tech Lords, and Communist China. Breibart. Retrieved Jan. 2021 from https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/12/31/2020s-big-winners-billionaires-silicon-valley-tech-lords-and-communist-china/
US Billionaires Surpass $1 Trillion in Wealth Gains During Pandemic as Essential Workers and Others Suffer. Common Dreams. Retrieved Dec. 2020 from https://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2020/11/25/us-billionaires-surpass-1-trillion-wealth-gains-during-pandemic-essential-0
Amazon Goes on Lockdown Hiring Spree While Small Businesses Go Bust. Infowars. Retrieved Nov. 2020 from https://www.infowars.com/posts/amazon-goes-on-lockdown-hiring-spree-while-small-businesses-go-bust/
DESPOTIC DOZEN: Top 12 US oligarchs now own $1 TRILLION in total wealth – more than GDP of Belgium & Austria combined. RT. Retrieved Aug. 2020 from https://www.rt.com/business/498385-us-billionaires-wealth-coronavirus/
Massive protests? Crowded chain stores? No, it’s SMALL BUSINESSES to blame for post-lockdown Covid-19 spike, says MSM. RT. Retrieved Jun. 2020 from https://www.rt.com/usa/493301-msm-blame-small-business-coronavirus/
Billionaire Pandemic Wealth Gains Surge Past Half-Trillion as 42.6 million File for Unemployment. Institute for Policy Studies. Retrieved Jun. 2020 from https://ips-dc.org/billionaire-pandemic-wealth-gains-surge-past-half-trillion-42-6-million-file-unemployment/
US billionaires got $434 billion richer during the pandemic, according to report. Business Insider. Retrieved May. 2020 from https://www.businessinsider.com/us-billionaires-434-billion-richer-during-pandemic-report-2020-5?r=US&IR=T
Why Big Medicine Wants Lockdowns
The Big Vaccine Cartel and its Wholly-owned Subsidiaries at the NIH, the NIAID, CDC, the FDA, the AAP and the AMA. They Are NOT Your Friends. Lew Rockwell. Retrieved Feb. 2022 from https://www.lewrockwell.com/2022/02/gary-g-kohls/the-big-vaccine-cartel-and-its-wholly-owned-subsidiaries-at-the-nih-the-niaid-cdc-the-fda-the-aap-and-the-ama-they-are-not-your-friends/
Biden’s Bounty on Your Life: Hospitals’ Incentive Payments for COVID-19. AAPS Online. Retrieved Dec. 2021 from https://aapsonline.org/bidens-bounty-on-your-life-hospitals-incentive-payments-for-covid-19/
More people died in the key clinical trial for Pfizer's Covid vaccine than the company publicly reported. Substack. Retrieved Nov. 2021 from https://alexberenson.substack.com/p/more-people-died-in-the-key-clinical
‘Run on Covid money’: Project Veritas VIDEO claims to show Pfizer scientists privately promoting ‘natural immunity’ to virus. RT. Retrieved Oct. 2021 from https://www.rt.com/usa/536666-project-veritas-pfizer-covid19-vaccine/
The Conspiracy Theorists Were Right; It IS a "Poison-Death Shot". Lew Rockwell. Retrieved Sep. 2021 from https://www.lewrockwell.com/2021/09/no_author/the-conspiracy-theorists-were-right-it-is-a-poison-death-shot/
How Big Pharma, the CDC and Big Medicine Have Deceived Us by the Cunning Use of Statistics – and Propaganda. Lew Rockwell. Retrieved Sep. 2021 from https://www.lewrockwell.com/2021/09/gary-g-kohls/how-big-pharma-the-cdc-and-big-medicine-have-deceived-us-by-the-cunning-use-of-statistics-and-propaganda/
American Medical Association Instructs Doctors to Deceive. Lew Rockwell. Retrieved Sep. 2021 from https://www.lewrockwell.com/2021/09/joseph-mercola/american-medical-association-instructs-doctors-to-deceive/
Why Do Public Health Agencies Reject Natural Immunity?. Lew Rockwell. Retrieved Aug. 2021 from https://www.lewrockwell.com/2021/08/joseph-mercola/why-do-public-health-agencies-reject-natural-immunity/
The-Bill Gates Multi-Billion-dollar Briberies of Academia, Big Vaccine, Big Pharma, WHO, the NIH/CDC/Fauci and the World Economic Forum's Great Reset. Lew Rockwell. Retrieved Dec. 2020 from https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/12/gary-g-kohls/the-bill-gates-multi-billion-dollar-briberies-of-academia-big-vaccine-big-pharma-who-the-nih-cdc-fauci-and-the-world-economic-forums-great-reset/
British Medical Journal Editor Argues “Medical-Political Complex” is Corrupt & Suppressing Science. Collective Evolution. Retrieved Nov. 2020 from https://www.collective-evolution.com/2020/11/18/british-medical-journal-editor-argues-medical-political-complex-is-corrupt-suppressing-science/
Fauci Versus Frontline Doctors and Science: Pandemic Malpractice. Lew Rockwell. Retrieved Nov. 2020 from https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/11/no_author/fauci-versus-frontline-doctors-and-science-pandemic-malpractice/
I’ve lost all trust in medical research – the financial muscle of Big Pharma has been busy distorting science during the pandemic. RT. Retrieved Jul. 2020 from https://www.rt.com/op-ed/493732-big-pharma-pandemic-covid/
Why Anthony Fauci Wants Lockdowns
Exclusive — Hillsdale College President Larry Arnn: NIH Controls Funding of Health Research, Backs ‘Studies that Reinforce Their Power’. Breitbart. Retrieved Dec. 2021 from https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2021/12/09/exclusive-larry-arnn-nih-controls-funding-of-health-research-backs-studies-that-reinforce-their-power/
NIH Contradicts Fauci, Admits Funding Gain-of-Function Research at Wuhan Lab. Breitbart. Retrieved Oct. 2021 from https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/10/20/nih-contradicts-fauci-admits-funding-gain-of-function-research-at-wuhan-lab/
Exposed: Fauci and CDC Clash; Can’t Keep Their Story Straight. Lew Rockwell. Retrieved Jan. 2021 from https://www.lewrockwell.com/2021/01/jon-rappoport/exposed-fauci-and-cdc-clash-cant-keep-their-story-straight/
Fauci admits to LYING about Covid-19 herd immunity threshold to manipulate public support for vaccine, moves goal post to 90%. RT. Retrieved Dec. 2020 from https://www.rt.com/usa/510706-fauci-lied-herd-immunity/
Anthony Fauci: 40 Years of Lies From AZT to Remdesivir As the planet’s “Virus Tsar” since 1984, he has spread misinformation and ignored critical questions. The consequences could hardly be more fatal.. Off Guardian. Retrieved Oct. 2020 from https://off-guardian.org/2020/10/27/anthony-fauci-40-years-of-lies-from-azt-to-remdesivir/
Tony Fauci and the Swine Flu Disaster; Betrayal of Trust. Lew Rockwell. Retrieved Aug. 2020 from https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/08/jon-rappoport/tony-fauci-and-the-swine-flu-disaster-betrayal-of-trust/
Jim Hoft Is Right — Fauci Has Been Mass Murdering For Decades And Needs To Go Prison. Infowars. Retrieved Aug. 2020 from https://www.infowars.com/jim-hoft-is-right-fauci-has-been-mass-murdering-for-decades-and-needs-to-go-prison/
The Clown Cars Are Fully Loaded and Dr. Fauci's Is Leading the Parade. Lew Rockwell. Retrieved Jul. 2020 from https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/07/david-stockman/the-clown-cars-are-fully-loaded-and-dr-faucis-is-leading-the-parade/
‘That’s Correct’ — White House Confirms Joe Biden Hypocrisy on Unvaccinated People Crossing Southern Border. Breitbart. Retrieved Sep. 2021 from https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/09/10/thats-correct-white-house-confirms-joe-biden-hypocrisy-on-unvaccinated-people-crossing-southern-border/
Delingpole: No Masks, No Distancing – The Disgraceful Covid Hypocrisy of the G7 Elite. Breitbart. Retrieved Jun. 2021 from https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2021/06/12/no-masks-no-distancing-disgraceful-covid-hypocrisy-of-the-g7-elite/
Carlson: Why Did We Keep ‘Playing Along’ with Mask Mandate After BLM Riots? — ‘We Acquiesced to Their Power Grab’. Breitbart. Retrieved Apr. 2021 from https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2021/04/27/carlson-why-did-we-keep-playing-along-with-mask-mandate-after-blm-riots-we-acquiesced-to-their-power-grab/
Biden: Wearing a Mask Despite Being Vaccinated ‘a Patriotic Responsibility, for God’s Sake’. Breitbart. Retrieved Apr. 2021 from https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2021/04/30/biden-wearing-a-mask-despite-being-vaccinated-a-patriotic-responsibility-for-gods-sake/
Biden considers restricting travel within US for COVID while leaving southern border open. American Thinker. Retrieved Feb. 2021 from https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/02/biden_considers_restricting_travel_within_us_for_covid_while_leaving_southern_border_open.html
It’s Like Magic! Lockdowns Are Ending All Over America Just Days After Biden’s Inauguration…. Infowars. Retrieved Jan. 2021 from https://www.infowars.com/posts/its-like-magic-lockdowns-are-ending-all-over-america-just-days-after-bidens-inauguration/
Joe Biden Caught Again Without Mask on Federal Property, Despite Own Mandate. Breitbart. Retrieved Jan. 2021 from https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/01/21/joe-biden-caught-again-without-mask-on-federal-property-despite-own-mandate/
Biden Administration Officials Go Maskless During White House Press Briefing. Breitbart. Retrieved Jan. 2021 from https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/01/22/biden-administration-officials-go-maskless-during-white-house-press-briefing/
Ald. Tunney caught allowing indoor dining at Ann Sather restaurant in Lakeview; admits to 'error in judgment'. ABC 7 News. Retrieved Dec. 2020 from https://abc7chicago.com/food/alderman-caught-allowing-indoor-dining-at-ann-sather-restaurant/8586200/
Ald. Tom Tunney served restaurant customers indoors, defying state and city orders. Sun Times. Retrieved Dec. 2020 from https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/12/7/22158783/indoor-dining-restrictions-tom-tunney-ann-sather-restaurant-covid-19
Pinkerton: The Covid Class War — the Liberated vs. the Locked Down. Breitbart. Retrieved Dec. 2020 from https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/12/19/pinkerton-the-covid-class-war-the-liberated-vs-the-locked-down/
California Democrats Ignore Their Own COVID-19 Travel Ban, Go To Hawaii For ‘Summit’. Infowars. Retrieved Nov. 2020 from https://www.infowars.com/posts/california-democrats-ignore-their-own-covid-19-travel-ban-go-to-hawaii-for-summit/
Illinois Gov. Pritzker Parties with Biden Election Crowd Despite Calling for State to Lock Down. Breitbart. Retrieved Nov. 2020 from https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/11/11/illinois-gov-pritzker-parties-with-biden-election-crowd-despite-calling-for-state-to-lock-down/
Fauci Goes Maskless in D.C., Which Exempts ‘on Duty’ Government Employees from Enforcement. Breitbart. Retrieved Jul. 2020 from https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/07/24/fauci-goes-maskless-in-d-c-which-exempts-on-duty-government-employees-from-enforcement/
NYC Tells COVID Contact Tracers Not to Ask People if They Attended BLM Protests. Infowars. Retrieved Jun. 2020 from https://www.infowars.com/nyc-tells-covid-contact-tracers-not-to-ask-people-if-they-attended-blm-protests/
Hypocrisy: Governor Whitmer Keeps Businesses in Lockdown — But Joins Leftists To Protest In The Streets. Infowars. Retrieved Jun. 2020 from https://www.infowars.com/hypocrisy-governor-whitmer-keeps-businesses-in-lockdown-but-joins-leftists-to-protest-in-the-streets/
Illinois' billionaire governor dodges question about his wife leaving town to see out coronavirus pandemic on their $12.1million equine estate in Florida as he extends stay-at-home order to May 30. Daily Mail. Retrieved May. 2020 from https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8275807/Illinois-billionaire-governor-dodges-question-wife-leaving-town-pandemic.html
Billionaire Illinois Gov. Pritzker Admits Wife Fled the State During Stay-at-Home Order. Breitbart. Retrieved May. 2020 from https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/05/16/billionaire-illinois-gov-pritzker-admits-wife-fled-state-stay-home-order/
Democrats Face Criticism for Not Wearing Face Masks, Violating Own Rules. Breitbart. Retrieved May. 2020 from https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/05/24/democrats-face-criticism-for-not-wearing-face-masks-violating-own-rules/
Getting roots done is ‘not essential.’ But getting hair cut is, if you’re Mayor Lightfoot. Chicago Sun Times. Retrieved Apr. 2020 from https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/4/6/21211314/getting-roots-done-not-essential-getting-hair-cut-mayor-lightfoot
Chicago Mayor Blasted for Getting Haircut After Telling Chicagoans to Shut Down Shops. Breitbart. Retrieved Apr. 2020 from https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/07/chicago-mayor-blasted-for-getting-haircut-after-telling-chicagoans-to-shut-down-shops/