You Can Play a Tyrant’s Game – But You Still Lose

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If there is one thing that history has shown us, it’s that to play games with tyrants is to place yourself in a losing position. The house always wins, and you’re playing against somebody who is more than willing to cheat with extra cards up his sleeves.

Consider that ‘two weeks to flatten the curve’ has now turned into Year 2.

At first, people were told to not wear masks. A woman in Virginia at the 50,000 strong gun rally in Richmond was actually arrested for wearing a mask in January 2020. Then, just a few short months later, the public was now being arrested for not wearing a mask.

The rules had changed

People began wearing masks – as had been decreed upon them – but masks with incorporated one-way valves were then deemed to be unsafe to the world around you. And so, for a brief period of time, the most popular N95 mask designs were banned, and pieces of cloth torn from old denim jeans were now used instead.

Serving staff in Maine went from being treated as human beings to essentially having dog cones placed around their necks.

Then, two masks at once were ordered to be worn.

Stay at home, we were told

People did so.

And afterward, we saw California have a year’s worth of suicides in a single month, children have been packing psychiatry clinics, and the toll on mental health has been unprecedented – because human beings who have been created as social creatures were locked in solitary confinement on a planetary level.

People complied, they suffered extremely deleterious effects from doing so, and now? Now people are locked in their homes. Now people are having soldiers show up at their homes.

Don’t go to work, we were told. People complied, and now the lines at food pantries are longer than what we’ve ever seen,

You just need a single jab, we were told.

People complied.

Then they told us we needed a second.

Many complied.

Then they told us we needed a third, a fourth.

In talking with a paramedic the other day, I was told that the only reason he got the jab – which he didn’t want – was so that he wouldn’t have to wear a mask anymore. Just a few months later, that policy was rescinded, and everybody had to wear a mask once more regardless of jab status.

He was played.

Are you seeing the pattern here? Decrees are issued – and perhaps they initially seem minor, such as ‘it’s just two weeks.’ People comply with the “minor” decree, and then the goalposts are immediately shifted.

“Hey, if we got them to do this now let’s see if we can’t get them to do this!”

When churches kick out their flock

Churches were told that they couldn’t have more than 10 people in a Sunday school classroom. And people complied.

What is to keep those same churches from not also complying when that number gets whittled down to 5, 4, or 2 people in the classroom? What is to keep those same churches from complying and now only letting in 50 people into the building on a Sunday rather than the original 500 that normally would attend?

Goalposts were set, people complied, and the goalposts were promptly moved even further. This is the means by which man is further and further carried into complete and utter tyranny – into the world of concentration camps, of being lined up against the brick wall with his family. This is how man is marched straight into an Auschwitz, a Dachau, or down a Ho Chi Minh Trail.

First, you must comply with what is ‘minor’, and then we gradually move step-by-step into the ‘major’ we would have never even dreamed of in our nightmares.

“Demonize those who disagree with you,” comes their command, and you’ve undoubtedly seen the work of this propaganda first-hand. Because the TV said so, people are now more than willing to go out and begin treating their fellow man as if they are not only the enemy but worthy of public shaming.

What comes next?

What is the next “minor” goalpost here to move the mass of the compliant into? Daisy has covered this subject in her post on the ‘othering’ of society – a Marxist tactic the world has seen again and again.

We all know what comes next – you end up in a camp (if not worse) – it’s just that some of you are too timid to believe it. The TV still has too firm of a grip on your mind, and so, unwillingly, you remain a useful tool for tyrants.

The story is about a Jew in 1930s Germany. Nazi’s had been attacking firearm ownership amongst the populace for a long time – particularly amongst the Jews. The Nazi government ordered a “turn in.” This Jew complied, heading towards the turn-in center with his small pistol. As he waited in line, Nazi police approached him. The Nazi police found the Jew to be in possession of an illegal weapon and sent him to a concentration camp. The man’s name was Alfred Flatow and he would die there.

He attempted to play the tyrants’ game. And he lost.

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Tyrants are liars

They inherently have no moral code. Therefore, there is nothing you can do to make them happy. Perhaps lay down and become a human doormat so the jackboot can stomp upon the human face for eternity. Look at Australia – people are protesting and resisting and in turn, having their children taken away, being imprisoned, having essential services cut off, or being taken to camps.

With tyrants, the end goal is power. They are on a personal quest for it – for more of it – and they will never cease their journey. Absolute power is what they are after, and remember, as Lord Acton said it corrupts absolutely.

This is how you end up in a world where Russian lawmakers advocate for the execution of those who disagree with their beliefs, of where Irish lawmakers recommend making it so that large segments of the population are banned from buying food, of a world where Australians begin arresting people in their homes because of Facebook posts talking about organizing a protest.

Tyrants desire power, and they will use ever-increasing levels of force to get what they want.

You can count on it.

Do you intend to further comply? How far will you go before you say no? Share your thought in the comments.

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  • We are homeschooling out son, because of the various measures being taken & proposed by our school board. We happen to work in an industry that is so far unregulated as far as vaxx mandates goes. Our income, for now, is secure.
    In the meantime, we are prepared for a long lock-down if it comes again. We will not be getting the shot, and neither will our children. We have plans in place to deal with the time not far from now when we are deemed unfit parents (or negligent, or criminal, or whatever the term will be).

    We will not yield. If China wants to EMP North America, now would be a good time to do so.

    • And it is clear that the possibilities of the first three boxes have been exhausted; time and again those things have been proven compromised, deficient, or corrupted.
      This leaves only the last, and most unpleasant, tool. There can be no serious question of this. We are beyond the point where debate and discussion can be thought effective. The gap between the various sides is effectively unbridgeable.

      This is to be regretted, but the truth is what it is. Let us face it with fortitude, resolve, and faith.

      • Yep, just one box left. When you’ve had all the other boxes taken away by tyrants they will come for that last box too. That’s the time to use the last box to best effect.

    • Hopefully and prayerfully, we will NOT have to experience an EMP. OMG that would be horrible. ALL of the power out and probably not back on for a year or more. Millions would die for sure. This would be a terrible Catastrophe and I for one do NOT ever wanna have to live through that. Cold weather alone would kill many, starvation, lack of clean water and much more. I DO NOT agree that now is a good time for anyone to do that to any of us…No heat in homes, no air in the summer and what about medicine that people need, or their oxygen or medicine that needs to be refrigerated. Think about freezers that would have spoiled food. What a terrible thought!!!

  • Refusing to comply sounds great, but in reality it is only a first step. Until the Tyrants are removed from power , you will never rest easy again. Sooner or later they will come for those who resist.

    This is not to say you should not resist, but that you must be aware that it does not end there.
    Tyrants will never give up on their own, they must be removed from power and tried for their crimes and locked up. Hopefully to deter other Tyrants from trying the same thing later on.

    This is not a game, it is a very hard reality.
    If you are lucky they can be removed peacefully by voting them out of office or with other peaceful means. Unfortunately this is not always the case.
    So it must be realized that this might mean engaging in a Civil war to free one’s country from this situation. It is never the best choice, but sometimes it is the only answer.
    In many third world countries this often occurs, unfortunately they usually just trade one Tyrant for another one.
    So beware, that the plans you make are made with these things in mind. There is often no easy road to get back to a free society, without a lot of hard work.

    At least here in the US and in some other countries, there is still a good chance of a peaceful solution for this. But it still will not be easy.

    • Mic,

      Very well said about what it will require to achieve a solution. However, you refer to it as “engaging in Civil War.” Don’t you mean Revolution? Civil War is what the Tyrants WANT us to get engaged with, which solves their problem and justifies even greater suppression and control measures. Not to mention it helps them achieve their depopulation goals. Revolution is where we remove the Tyrants – and keep the peace!

      I’m very optimistic, but I think we are way past the point from a historical perspective where we have a chance of a peaceful solution. It looks to me like the “Stay” by the 5th Circuit on the OSHA ETS was all a charade. The actual Vax Mandate and Health Passport requirements are coming to us via a United Nations Treaty. I think that was the plan all along, and the legal distractions are just to keep us chasing rabbits while they install the infrastructure on the Health Passport and Quantum Financial System.

      If they get their wish, we’ll have a Vax Mandate, which will be required for anyone to legally function or participate in the new rigidly controlled world. The minute the Vax Mandate is put in place, the trap door slams shut and the Gov will cancel all Religious and Medical Exemptions!

      The Un-Vaxxed will be prohibited from buying food, traveling, working, or doing anything beyond leaving their home or property. Approximately 40% of the Country (+/-) is Un-Vaxxed, and most likely will remain so, as they have very strong Religious and/or Medical Beliefs to opt out of the Jab. In time, that number will rapidly grow, as anyone who refuses a Booster jab from this point forward will be re-classified as “Legally Un-Vaxxed.”

      So you’ll have the Federal and State Gov Agencies aligned with 60% of the population, that is going to try at gunpoint to prevent 40% of the population from buying food. This has been the plan from the outset, and is the ultimate and final trick they will play in moving the Goal Posts.

      Game-Set-Match! You’ll have your Civil War.

      If our City and especially County governments don’t see that coming and take immediate action, then we are doomed. The only peaceful way to sidestep this outcome is for your County Commissioners to reject the mandate when it comes to them from the State Governor or Legislature. Because Sheriffs are elected by County, this has to be done at the County Level.

      Will your County Commissioners and Sheriffs abide by their Oath to support & defend the US Constitution, or will they vote to accept the Vax Mandate – because County funding is tied to Federal and State pipelines? If the County Commissioners and Sheriffs don’t take a stand to protect the Constitution, then we are headed for a bloody Civil War and the breakup of the USA.

      Hopefully, this is the central topic and agenda item at all County Commission (and Sheriff) meetings right now. To use my County as an example, we have 5 Commissioners and a County Manager. The vote today would go 3-2 for the Vax Mandate. So basically, the swing vote of one person determines whether or not we set a path for Civil War.

      If you want to do your part to secure a peaceful future, this is the time to contact your Sheriff, County Manager, and of course at least the Commissioner from your district. I did, and found it to be surprisingly easy, and quite productive. I was expecting all sorts of bureaucratic hurdles.

      Much to my surprise every one of these individuals came to my house to discuss my concerns after reaching out to them, and in every case they deeply appreciated the research I had done and the clarity of information I presented to them. Just a concise, one page letter is perfect! Perhaps with a copy of this article.

      I can’t think of a better way to engage with your elected officials, or a more important time in our history to do so.

      All I want for Christmas is the return of our Constitutional Republic!

      Merry Christmas

      • Yes RBI the only thing that gets the job done is 110% Red Dawn, Afghan level commitment to draw a line in the sand and stand by it.

        Few think we have to make that decision yet and we are now past the need and into the make your decision now.

      • “or will they vote to accept the Vax Mandate – because County funding is tied to Federal and State pipelines?”

        can your county stand without state or federal support?

        separate question, can your county withstand active state/federal opposition?

  • Having traveled a fair amount, I’m going to make a personal observation about the USA vs. the rest of the world.

    When I would find myself in a foreign land, in a bar eating dinner and having a beer, for example you come across someone who, like me, was obviously not from there, I’d ask, “where you from?” With few exceptions the answer is almost always the same general answer. “South Africa”,”Canada”,”Germany”, or “Beijing”,”Manila”,”Cairo”.

    If I asked a person and they were from the USA the answer would be, “Michigan”,”Texas”,”New York”. Only after the next obvious question “where in?” would that person usually confess “Detroit “,”Dallas “, “Brooklyn”

    My point is the American mindset is determinedly unique. We identify locally not nationally. Which, is the way it ought to be. Always.

    The nonconformist, individual, take care of your own house first mindset is alive and well here in the states. Tyrants abound locally, regionally, and nationally, but the core American belief of noncompliance to tyrannical laws is alive and well.

    Folks are homeschooling children, people are leaving churches and going in their homes for prayer groups and worship, hell, I know people putting in their own septic systems and not getting permits.

    It starts with the homes first. Then things get real.

  • Vote.
    Get involved locally.
    Talk to your neighbors.
    Shop local. Boycott those big box stores that prospered during the lockdowns while small businesses suffered.
    Support Alt-Media and stop watching MSM. Think for yourself (hat tip, Sharyl Attkisson).
    Get out of debt. Get self-reliant, and self-resilient.

    I do not like the idea of a Civil War or Revolutionary War, as both would mean the end of the JIT/BAU system. That alone would cause the die off of a whole lot of people who do not want anything to do with fighting. Been reading about people leaving Blue restrictive states for Red free states. Let that trend continue. End up with two different nations, but better than a shooting war.

    • “Get out of debt”

      can’t. using the privately owned fiat debt dollar system, our quisling government has run up $27 trillion in official debt, and something like $200 trillion unfunded obligations, in your name. they’ll come looking for it.

      “End up with two different nations”

      the ones behind all this will never allow that. these people have nothing, are nothing, except for what they get from you. they will pursue you to the ends of the earth demanding your submission and slavery, or your death otherwise.

  • “They inherently have no moral code”


    who has no moral code?

    name them. who?

    once you name them, it all comes clear, and you wonder why you ever let them get this far.

  • I’m old, in poor health, and my response is “Guck the Fovernment (Change the first and last syllables and).”
    If it’s my time, then it’s my time. I will not comply, and I will shoot back. As much pain as I’m in, a bullets a cleaner and quicker death
    I will try to take as many of the bastards with me when I go.


  • OMG.. good thing we’re not fighting WWII as the US would LOSE given all the cry baby snowflakes. I need more gasoline, I need more sugar, YOU can’t tell me what to do. And if not WWII, the US would be full of long term crippled due to polio – don’t be giving my kid a to-market-too-soon vaccination. Honest to Pete, what a bunch of weak and to be frank, pretty unintelligent people. Upside is this pool of people have a high risk of dying. So please consume lots of Ivermectin, bleach, and/or Hydroxychloroquine and stay the hell out of hospitals as you’re taking up space/consuming resources/costing taxpayer dollars.

    • All the comments, with the exception of the racist, anti-Semite, incel ant7, were well written, logical, thoughtful.

      And that right there is a prime example of the kind of tyranny we are facing, Selena’s post.

    • Well said, Selena. Honestly, I thought this site was supposed to be for prepping, not political crap which is idiotic, ignorant, and cravenly designed for these tinfoil-hat dummies. I’ve often thought, what would these folks do if we had to ration meat, sugar, gasoline, etc. as they did during WWII? These people are the last ones to undergo any kind of sacrifice, and I’ve no doubt, would be rioting in the streets. “Restrict my RAHT to crappy burgers, filling up my monster truck, and all the Mountain Dew I want? All so that our troops in some hole in the middle east can have a better MRE? NO SIR! That is the greatest violation of my RAHTS since Barack HUSSEIN OBUMMER took away our guns and put us in fema camps!” (How’d that go, anyways?)

      These people honestly are too dumb to be around getting their cooties on the rest of us. Hopefully their “live free or die” ends for them before they have a chance to spawn. The sooner they’re gone the better.

      I guess Daisy can only come up with so many “101 ways to reuse coffee grounds” or “Vitamin C: It’s Important!” articles. It’s a shame, really. I think her well is dry.

      • Selena and Lorraine,

        You sound like trolls not preppers. I mean, what are you prepping for? Prepping to force others into camps?
        To belittle those that aren’t brainwashed and get facts that are not published by the corporate media? Arrogance significantly lowers IQ. I do not fear your ignorant kind.

      • AWFLs like you and Selena will be the death of us, if you’re not brought under control.

        You’re not tall enough for this ride.

      • “I think her well is dry”

        the well is, sure. but there’s always new people dropping by, so it’s always fresh to them.

        “this site was supposed to be for prepping, not political”

        they’re connected, you know.

  • The more who comply with the commandments and doctrines of tyrants and overlords are why this insanity continues. This whole system is based on consent.
    The more who consent, the worse this enslavement and genocide continues thanks to those who continue to comply. Ignorance is beyond no defense.

    Mandates aren’t laws….consent and contract makes the law!
    Resist and don’t consent!!
    Those who keep on enforcing these draconian mandates/policies will be tried for crimes against humanity.

    Mass noncompliance and the physical removal of all evil doers in society is necessary!!

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