My mom taught me and my sister a concept at a very young age. She was very intentional about teaching us about sexual abuse for as long as I can remember. And she did it in ways we could understand for our age.
The first lesson was this: If someone ever touches you in an area you know they’re not supposed to touch you, you scream no, run away, and you can tell me and I will believe you. She went on. Sometimes, someone will start out small and see if you’re ok with any touches at all – your shoulder or your hair or something similar. If a grown up ever touches you and it makes you uncomfortable you are allowed to say no. They may tell you that their intentions are good and they have no ideas to do anything bad, but you don’t have to believe them. You can tell them to stop and if they don’t, you can tell me and I will believe you.
You’ve all probably heard the frog in the pot story. Or maybe you’ve cooked frog yourself. You turn a pot on, bring it to a boil, and then try to put the frog in. Its instincts will make it hop out every single time. However, you put that frog in the pot first, give it a nice spa day, but continue to turn that heat up to slow boil, that frog eventually meets its demise.
In this present day, it’s perfectly normal to hear about certain gatherings being shut down. People being thrown out of businesses for not “masking up.” Churches closed. Small businesses closing their doors all across the country. People losing their livelihood. The process, sometimes, goes a little something like this, doesn’t it?
“First, the secret police or the ‘normal’ police ensured that the rules were kept to. Secondly, anyone who wanted to go outside of the desired party norm faced the most serious of consequences. Third, people in general were expected to report anything unacceptable to their local party chief. Those who knew something but did not report it were deemed as guilty as those who went against the system.”
Well, maybe it’s not quite as extreme you may be saying, but this sort of thing does happen, doesn’t it? Let me tell you where that quote is from. But first, let me ask you a question (or a few).
Have you heard the actual number of deaths caused by Covid-19? Have you done research for yourself? Looked up multiple news articles? Heard information about the help of masks and asymptomatic transmission? Do you still believe masks are for the greater good and that they should be mandated by law? Do you believe the government has our best interest at heart and just wants to protect you? Well, here’s another quote for ya.
“The chief function of propaganda is to convince the masses, who slowness of understanding needs to be given time in order that they may absorb information; and only constant repetition will finally succeed in imprinting an idea on their mind………the slogan must of course be illustrated in many ways and from several angles, but in the end one must always return to the assertion of the same formula. The one will be rewarded by the surprising and almost incredible results that such a personal policy secures.”
A personal policy, huh? It’s your own personal agenda that we all wear masks, right? Gives you some sort of activist purpose? You’re doing this for the greater good! To save people! Your intentions are in the right place. “Mask up.”
Second quote is straight out of Mein Kampf itself. The first is from an article I’ve been reading about censorship in Nazi Germany. https://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/nazi-germany/censorship-in-nazi-germany/
The POTUS got banned from social media this week. I get it you hate him and you don’t know why. He incited violence. He deserved it. Great great, that’s all fine and dandy. So censorship is your new personal policy? Good to know.
And just in case you don’t remember these words, I’ll post em for you.
“In Congress, July 4, 1776
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government….” https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/declaration-transcript
And here’s a link to the Constitution: https://www.constituteproject.org/constitution/United_States_of_America_1992?lang=en