“Never let a good crisis go to waste.” Those were the words of Saul Alinsky, author of Rules for Radicals, a book in which he describes Lucifer as the “very first radical.”
Later, Rahm Emmanuel, Obama’s Chief of Staff who wanted to mandate national civilian service and who donated his time during the Gulf War to repair damaged Israeli tanks as well as oversaw a cesspit torture state as mayor of Chicago, would paraphrase Alinsky when, during the 2008 financial crash, he stated, “ “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. I mean, it’s an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before.”
Fast forward to 2020, COVID-19 is now the “crisis” that shouldn’t be wasted
As the COVID-19 restrictions began in earnest in March, 2020, Emmanuel once again reprised his paraphrase which has now become more of a slogan for him than Alinsky. “Never allow a crisis to go to waste,” Emanuel said. “Start planning for the future. This has to be the last pandemic that creates an economic depression. We’re going to have more pandemics, but this has to be the last economic depression.”
Emmanuel needn’t worry. This crisis, manufactured or not, is not going to waste. In fact, COVID is proving to be the biggest gift to totalitarian governments, pharmaceutical companies, and major corporations we have seen since 9/11. Indeed, for these institutions, Christmas came early this year.
Most major corporations have been able to hold on through months of idiotic and fascistic shutdowns and lockdowns (a prison term, it should be noted). Small and independently-run businesses have been disappearing by the trainload.
Big corporations thrive, while people are left hopeless, stressed, and considering suicide
Increased poverty allows for increased control as well as for the direction of broken hopeless people into action desired by governments and Deep State color revolutions. Increased medical surveillance under the guise of “contact tracing” is giving rise to a surveillance state at the personal level foreseen by researchers long ago. (Here’s some information on surviving extreme poverty from a person who has been there.)
Now, forced mask-wearing and the elimination of normal human contact has resulted in a bleak non-human “new normal” that is seeing suicide skyrocket and personal relationships dissolve. Stress, depression, and hopelessness are on the rise as well. The mental health of the populace is decreasing dramatically. We will never get back to the normal that everyone is hoping for.
Many people are holding on to the false hope of “maybe next year will be better,” the truth is that, unless something miraculous happens, it won’t be. In fact, it may be worse. Food shortages are not coming, they are here. External and internal refugees are leaving war-ravaged areas as well as areas currently being ravaged by natural disasters. They are also leaving states run by extreme leftist politicians to states that promise a few slivers of freedom and normalcy. But, with the wave of “refugees,” there will also come a wave of change to the culture of the places they arrive.
Shadowy much-quoted “experts” have stated that the “new normal” is here to stay
Case in point, a new provision approved by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission in the Bay Area is now requiring employees to work from home at least three days a week even after the alleged pandemic.
The reason? Climate Change.
The provision states that forcing these workers to work from home instead of commuting via cars or public transport will reduce “Greenhouse Gas Emissions” and thus reduce the “carbon footprint” of the area. The goals of greenhouse gas reduction were set and agreed to previously, no doubt following the mandates set by the United Nations and international foundations.
According to the Mail Online,
A new proposal could require Californians to work remotely three days a week – even after the COVID-19 pandemic – to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to aid in environmental efforts.
A number of Bay Area residents, including employees at large tech firms, were concerned over a new proposal approved by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission on Wednesday.
The controversial proposal would effectively ensure that sizable, office-based companies kept 60 per cent of their workers at home on any given workday to curb climate change.
‘Given the changes in travel patterns during the coronavirus pandemic, there was strong support for bolder policies on this front in the Final Blueprint, including a mandate for office-based employers,’ the proposal read.
‘To ensure this strategy achieves equity goals, a complementary strategy to expand internet access in underserved communities was added to the Economy Element as well.’
. . . . .
‘There is an opportunity to do things that could not have been done in the past,’ said Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, a commission member and proposal supporter, per NBC News.
Does that last little bit sound familiar to you? In the past, tyrants in the United States had to at least hide the fact that they were capitalizing on a crisis, even if it was imagined. Lip service had to be given to freedom and “democracy” (even though the United States isn’t a democracy, it’s a Republic).
Your way of life, stressful as it was, has been changed forever.
There is no intent to ever give it back. In fact, the stressful days of commuting, endlessly yammering coworkers, and fluorescent lighting, when it is compared to the miserable existence you will suffer through in the near future, something you will think of fondly.
That is, unless you choose to do something about it.
Don’t comply out of fear or shame.
Don’t comply at all.
If you want to live free
Dunno about the rest of you, but this working from home thing has been, for the most part, great.
Saving money more. Less driving time. Took me nearly 3 months to put 1,000 miles on the truck.
Only thing we are kinda bummed out about is not having the option to dine out if we so choose.
But that is more money we save.
Most of our friends are enjoying the work from home gig.
TO add: Even prior to COVID19, CA has been seeing a reduction in population due to high cost of living (COL).
With the Work From Home (WFH) paradigm, even more are leaving, not just for the high COL, but due to the wild fires, and civil unrest.
Major metro areas may be trying to spin COVID19 as a means to combat climate change, but they are also seeing a reduction in tax base.
Trying to pass a warm and fuzzy law about climate change might be moot when there are not enough local residents to actually make a difference anyways.
Just read an article about urbanites leaving CA for Montana.
Mass amounts of people leaving NYC for Maine, Vermont, UpState NY.
not for me. gained 20 lbs.
I have no idea what work from home is. The rest of the country has lost it’s mind. We do everything we want. It’s a little different in the way we do stuff but still we are living and enjoying.
With exception of WFH, for the most part most everything is normal, except the food and bev industry. And then that is mostly carry out or limited seating dine in.
Concerts and large gatherings are canceled, but I know of more than a few unofficial gatherings that have taken place.
No one had outbreaks.
We still go grocery shopping.
Target is open. Wally-world too.
Liquor stores are open.
Doggy day cares.
Gotta wear a mask, but as that can fool/foil facial recognition, I am okay with that.
“Gotta wear a mask, but as that can fool/foil facial recognition”
actually the modern cameras are good enough to map out the vein patterns in the back of the eye, so they don’t need to map out the face.
Actually the optics limit what can be done. Just look at any crime scene video recording. It is barely able to make it eyes, so no retinal scanning.
As we are here. Some restaurants are still only carry out, but most everything is open like normal. Most businesses don’t have mask signs, and of the ones that do, almost none enforce them. The signs that are up are pretty much so nobody hassles them.
I have only had businesses say anything to me about a mask 5-6 times since this all started in May. I ignored them and only had something else said to me in 2 cases, so those two businesses are on my permanent blacklist and I will never do business with them again.
“Don’t comply at all. If you want to live free Just. Live. Free.”
well that sort of “living free” will involve living without a driver’s license, banking, or federal reserve dollars, as “they” will make use of “their” property dependent on compliance.
” IF”…….. the grid goes down, so will the Internet…. so working from home would be useless….
BUT… there is a hidden reason for this planned coronavirus. There IS ALSO a reason that the GOVT wants
people to stay home that is NOTt connected to the coronavirus…..
Back in March, there was a ” continuity of govt” classified briefing in Kansas.
Stay tuned and prepare with back up power sources, food, water, etc, etc, etc.
Requiring you to “work from home” is a baby step, towards a a full time restriction on movement.
The added step is requiring you to prove COVID 19 vaccination, in order to travel .
It is the beginning of requiring “travel authorizations” from the government, in order to travel in your city, state or across country.
Reducing the Carbon foot print is just an excuse.
The wild fires in California have contributed more “carbon” to the atmosphere than several years of normal everyday living. Yet there is no outcry or concern over that issue.
Liberals can not keep taxing people, if they leave.
So this is the next step in preventing people’s flight from their tax domains. Although they are looking to expand it nationwide.
Authoritarianism can swiftly overtake a country or it can be done in baby steps. The latter is far more sinister as most people will not see what is happening until it is too late.
Actually California just passed a law that they can continue to tax someone after they leave the state. It is based on the opinion that your wealth was built while in California, so they have a right to it. Currently applies to the 1%, but it will not take long to figure out there is more money in the upper 50% then in the top 1%. And the 50% do not have access to the lawyers and accountants to protect the money.
California is just a microcosmic hint of how bad things might become.
Regarding those “Continuity of Government” issues, the November 2020 issue of Harper’s Magazine did a stunning exposé on the mostly secret powers of the presidency, how we’ve been living under an effective “emergency” most of our lives, how Congress didn’t even know about many of these for a long time, how one of them dated back to an old Civil War era provision for feeding cavalry horses, and how any president of whatever party can with a snap of his/her fingers deny you pretty much any or all of your alleged Constitutional rights:
The Enemies Briefcase — Secret powers and the presidency,
By Andrew Cockburn, Nov 2020
Thankfully we left CA several years ago to TN. My husband is in the construction industry so he CANNOT work from home. Because of where we live and his career, our lives haven’t changed much during all this crap. We have lots of family & friends still trapped in CA that have been greatly impacted by this virus & the government there.