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Let’s Take Back Our Country. Big Bang on May 1st.

After 9/11 a number of policy proposals were instantly shot down by our betters. Why if the proposals had been implemented it would mean “the terrorists won!” Today we live in a country where the virus won.

Our economy is euthanized. Constitutional rights canceled


. We’re ordered to cower inside our homes.

This stifling regime is imposed from the top–down, without consultation, by leadership that doesn’t trust the people who elected them to make sensible decisions. In the case of Alexandria Ocasio–Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib that’s probably an accurate description, but the rest of us deserve more than ‘shut up and obey.’

That’s why Friday, May 1st is time to start disobeying.

I’m advocating a massive Big Bang of civil disobedience from businesses and customers. Restaurants, barber shops, nail salons, gyms, auto dealerships and other business shut down by senseless shelter–in–place orders should open and welcome customers.

Businesses that don’t take reasonable WuFlu precautions won’t remain in business long after the Big Bang. Customers and employees will abandon them to a well–deserved (this time) bankruptcy. While the rest of us resume a semblance of normal life.

We no longer have the luxury of allowing feverish mini–Fuehrers to impose policy based on bad data and enthusiastically supported by advisors who’re still getting their weekly paycheck.

Dr. Scott W. Atlas, writing in The Hill, has analyzed Kung Flu data. It’s obvious the lockdown continues solely due to momentum generated by previous incompetence. Atlas has five crucial observations:

1: The overwhelming majority of people do not have any significant risk of dying from COVID-19.

2: Protecting older, at-risk people eliminates hospital overcrowding.

3: Vital population immunity is prevented by total isolation policies, prolonging the problem.

4: People are dying because other medical care is not getting done due to hypothetical projections.

5: We have a clearly defined population at risk who can be protected with targeted measures.

This means we’ve met conditions for “flattening the curve” that were ostensibly the reason for the Great Prohibition of 2020. So why are we still prohibited?

Because government moved the goal posts.

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak claims he “understands” the damage his orders are doing to the economy, but “saving lives” is more important.

Other governors say opening too soon will trigger another wave of infections. In California and New York, the economy can’t open until thousands of government “trackers” are hired to keep tabs on the infected.

And AP quotes a nonentity on the Clark County Commission who whines, “lifting restrictions too soon would be a slap in the face of those who sacrificed.”

Enough is enough.

Opening a business doesn’t mean grandma dies. If sex isn’t binary — as the left never tires of telling us — it stands to reason ending the WuFlu lockdown isn’t binary either.

These pocket–Putins are actually doubling down! In Harris County TX, on the day a $60 million China Flu hospital was being closed due to lack of patients, County Judge Lina Hidalgo issued a mandatory mask wearing order for all citizens. Kim Pagan was arrested and charged in New Jersey after she organized an anti–lockdown protest.

Herd immunity of a different type will help. The Flustapo can’t arrest us all.

You can do your part by encouraging businessmen like Milwaukee’s Dan Zierath who will be opening May 1st on Big Bang Day. He’ll enforce social distancing and the rest, but that’s it. He told the Journal Sentinel, “I feel like our constitutional rights are being taken from us. And I’m just not willing anymore. What’s going to happen is going to happen.”

If you’re a customer, contact your favorite business on its Facebook page and ask it to join the Big Bang. See if you can organize neighborhood social media outlets to generate momentum and potential customers. Then be sure to show up yourself.

If you’re an owner organize other owners to join you on Big Bang Day. Put the Chamber of Commerce to work for a change. Like they said in the ‘60s, “two, three, many Vietnams!”

The predictable hand–wringing backlash from the media and elites the Big Bang will produce confused me at first. Then it dawned on me: Transference. Since the left threatened government force to flatline the economy, they expect the same from us on Big Bang Day.

But that’s not how it works on our side. We believe in individual choice.

The elderly and people with pre–existing conditions can continue to self–quarantine with our blessing — along with assorted bed–wetters and pants–poopers still paralyzed by the Great Pandemic Panic.

They’re so fearful of dying they’ve decided to stop living. The rest of us aren’t. That’s what the May 1st Big Bang is all about.

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Michael R Shannon

Michael R. Shannon is a speaker and political commentator who has entertained audiences on four continents and a handful of islands. His dynamic, laugh–out–loud commentary on current events, politics, and culture has connected with audiences in a wide variety of settings including corporate meetings, association conferences, Christian fellowship, political gatherings, university seminars and award dinners. He is the author of "A Conservative Christian's Guidebook for Living in Secular Times (Now with Added Humor!)" available at: https://tinyurl.com/lcqs87c

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  1. This is an excellent idea and way past due. This is OUR Country (not theirs), it is OUR Government (not theirs), hence “We The People….”

    I have never believed the ‘stats’ or the ‘science’ that has been forced upon us. Those who believe ‘science’ is always right, need to have a history lesson of ‘science’s’ past mistakes (which are numerous).

    You quarantine SICK people, NEVER healthy people and not matter what the ‘talking heads’ and so called experts tell you, there is absolutely NO DATA ANYWHERE to support this “experiment” of what they have foisted upon the world.

    People need to understand that the majority of the world is Liberal AND Socialist, so it is understandable they are attempting to ‘cow’ their populations…BUT WHY is this happening in the United States? everywhere but South Dakota (thank God their is at least one intelligent politician).

    Since we have viable examples (Sweden, South Dakota) of Countries, States which have not succumbed to the Totalitarian approach AND which have instances not much different than the median results of total lock down, what we really need to know is; WHY ??

    The WHY is actually very easy; another example by the elites of the World to control the population entirely and absolutely. The ultimate Police State (Police World?), to see how well this can work.

    The author is spot on; in the United States of America: time to take OUR Country back!

  2. It’s happening, all over the company. Tomorrow is the big day. We are mad as hell and aren’t going to take it anymore.

  3. That’s such a great point (lots of them)– but the one on quarantines. Have been hearing that, and you’re so right — you don’t quarantine healthy people! That’s for the sick. Hate how docile we have all been in watching our rights taken away. Yes, take our country back!

  4. Healthy people sick people….How do I tell the difference ? After all, there is a ‘no tell’ incubation period that is contagious….

    I AGREE with the principles and arguments to ‘open’ the Country….The “Science” isn’t the issue. To me it’s the lack of common sense so many making the demand are making…People will rush in to stand shoulder to shoulder and cough & sneeze to claim their “rights”….ignoring the “safe distance” suggested to claim their rights….but how will they feel if they are contaminated by a fellow protester, go home and infect their loved ones?? Will you always wonder if you carried the ‘virus’ that killed another?

    The President, all Presidents swear to “protect’ the population….so do Governors….The President has turned it to the (your) Governor….we’ll see what works best….

    Yes, the virus has won…..it succeeded in dividing the country…just like race and politics……How sad we’ve come to this….a shame that so many couldn’t be relied on to use their God given senses of logic and made the ‘stay home’ order necessary…

    The stay home still allowed access to food, water, medicines & communication modes….The millions that laid down their lives so that we (you & I) could live in the USA, & not some 3rd world nation went through considerably more inconvenience than this….what a waste….

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