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The New Resistance Is Rising

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In the 1976 film Network, a newscaster driven to the brink of insanity by his rage exhorts his viewers to throw open the windows of their apartments and homes, and shout “I’m mad as h---, and I’m not going to take it anymore.” Within minutes, thousands of people are roaring these words into the night.

In the wake of a decades-long culture war, four years of bile and lies from the left and the mainstream media, nine months of coronavirus lockdowns, and now an election possibly rife with fraud, more and more Americans are opening their eyes to the debased state of their political system and the abusive machinations of their governments.

More and more of them are spitting mad and are not going to take it anymore.

The COVID-19 lockdowns are seeing greater pushback from angry citizens who fear the loss of their jobs and their way of life. In “Civil Disobedience Over Lockdowns Spreads Across America,” Foundation for Economic Education's Jon Miltimore cites several examples of these protests in the streets, by private citizens and even by sheriffs and country officials who refuse to carry out the extreme orders of their governors, particularly the dictates and regulations issued just before the holiday season.

In “Cops Refuse to be the Thanksgiving Police,” Daniel Greenfield reports in even greater detail the refusal of many police departments to investigate citizens in their homes for possibly violating such orders. From coast to coast, the police are bravely and righteously ignoring dictates demanding they knock on doors and disperse families and friends eating supper together.

Here in Warren County, Virginia, for example, the sheriff’s department issued a statement just before Thanksgiving instructing residents not to call 911 or the sheriff’s department to report neighbors hosting large numbers of visitors. Instead, the department politely asked those with such concerns to contact public health officials, as such matters fell under their jurisdiction.

In other words, the sheriff was saying that they were not going to be knocking at the doors of those enjoying their Thanksgiving meal.

Another example: my daughter shared a post from Pennsylvania State Representative David Rowe, who was seated in a bar holding a drink in one hand and a phone showing the time—5:01 p.m.—in the other, with the post’s message reading “Happy Thanksgiving, Governor Wolf!” Wolf had ordered all bars and stores to quit selling alcoholic beverages at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Eve.

Many Americans are also incensed over the 2020 presidential election results. President Trump’s lawyers are attempting to find evidence of possible frauds—mail-in ballots, tens of thousands of dead voters who miraculously cast ballots, massive computer irregularities and malfeasance—that if nothing else reveal the sorry state of our election system. Thousands of Americans have come forward to swear under oath that they observed such irregularities, again a sign of protest.

Social media provides more evidence of American fury with the system. With social media giants such as Facebook and Twitter censoring different outlets, including Intellectual Takeout, droves of people are abandoning those platforms for less suppressive outfits like Parler, Rumble, and MeWe.

Meanwhile, millions of Americans are expressing their anger with the system in more personal ways. Many families this past summer, for example, abandoned the public school system, switching to private schools or taking matters into their own hands and teaching their kids at home.

Others are supporting one another through social media and informal networking. For example, my friend John was at the laundromat this week, where he has befriended one of the employees. When the man asked how he was doing, John gave a disheartened answer, referencing the state of the country, at which point his friend gave him such an impassioned speech—“It’s not time to quit, it’s time to get fired up!”—that John left with his spirits renewed.

For four years, we have heard about the Resistance, a conglomeration of radicals, leftists, officials in various government bureaucracies, wealthy donors, and others, all of them determined to damage Donald Trump’s presidency or remove him from office altogether.

Now the time has come for a New Resistance. Into this merry band we should welcome everyone—Democrats, Republicans, conservatives, liberals, libertarians, men and women, straight and gay, black, brown, and white—who cherishes liberty and despises tyranny. We can make our voices heard in myriad ways, we can protest every time a “servant of the people” puts on a tin-pot hat and starts issuing edicts as if he were an emperor, and we can stick together and stand fast in the face of oppression.

Whether Trump is reelected is immaterial to this cause. Indeed, given his penchant for spending us ever deeper into debt, we should hold Trump’s feet to the fire as well. We must rise above politics and start advocating for what’s best for the country and for individual freedom.

It’s the American Way, and we need to get back on this path as soon as possible.

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Jeff Minick

Jeff Minick

Jeff Minick lives in Front Royal, Virginia, and may be found online at jeffminick.com. He is the author of two novels, Amanda Bell and Dust on Their Wings, and two works of non-fiction, Learning as I Go and Movies Make the Man.

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flyfisher111
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Jeff, as usual, you nailed it. The people with whom I interact are becoming more disilluioned every day. If.......IF, Biden is confirmed as president, and the Dems begin to carry out the draconian activities they have spoken about, I shudder to think what will happen in this country. I have not forgotten Pelosi's statements in 2008 that their concept of the appropriate price for gas should be $7 per gallon to discourage use. And then came her suggestion that ordinary Americans are unqualified to manage their finances and that the feds should take over and manage (read pillage) all retirement accounts and programs. As if they can manage anything. They apparently have completely lost touch with real Americans, and believe their core 'useful idiots' represent America.
 
 

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RebeccaGrrl
Wow if Pelosi really said that, I'd love to have it as a reference. Do you have a link? I know I can research it, but since you mentioned it, that would be great. Thanks so much.
kristie_lazenberry
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I am disheartened to read this. I don't know how many times legal entities can say after each investigation that no massive fraud has been detected that people still refuse to believe that this election was fair. You hear that there has been many people how witnessed fraud, but where is the proof? I don't understand why you won't accept that truth. As for Covid - unless we all do the very simple things to keep from spreading the virus, it will continue and this will just get dragged on for who knows how long. I hate the lockdown, I hate that I have to wear a mask, but if it will help get this over with, damn, I'll do it! As for Covid deaths, it is real, whether you have co-morbidities or not. The majority of people who died with co-morbidities would still be alive if they hadn't contracted Covid on top of their already pre-existing conditions.
 
 

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rferris@sdrs.biz
Since when are eye witnesses not proof?? What other kind of proof could there be to START serious investigations by people NOT connected to the people running the election?? Failure to interview the sworn statements under oath, is certainly a sign of corruption and fraud.
karelbeckman
Can you really be that ill-informed? Check out the Great Barrington Declaration, for one thing. Masks don't work as all experts agreed on until WHO changed its tune in June 2020 under political pressure. Lockdowns don't work either. No relationship between lockdowns and deaths. Check out Ivor Cummins, see his latest presentation on Sweden. You are being taken for a ride.
kristie_lazenberry
So, I guess we just wait for mass quantities of people to die until we get everyone vaccinated. Oh, that's right, that won't happen until well into 2021 and many people don't want to take the vaccine. What do we do in the mean time? Give me some alternatives.
kristie_lazenberry
The eyewitness accounts were not enough in MULTIPLE courts of law. I do not believe that courts of law across the U.S. all conspired to disregard those accounts. I'm not an attorney or judge, but I'm sure there is some process for how eyewitness accounts are factored into the these decisiouns. I have no doubt that all these investigations WERE serious. I will tell you this, if there was mass fraud, it should be addressed. Voting is part of our democracy. It just wasn't proven.
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Gneisenau
If I have to decide between the actions of every single first responder/health care provider who wears a mask when seeing patients and yet another politically motivated anti-masker, the choice is obvious.
Zwolle1836
"The majority of people who died with co-morbidities would still be alive if they hadn't contracted Covid on top of their already pre-existing conditions." How can you come to that conclusion? In some instances maybe, but according to the CDC's own guidelines on declaring a Wuhan death it uses the words probable and possible. From the CDC's own guidelines "COVID-19 should be reported on the death certificate for all decedents where the disease caused or is assumed to have caused or contributed
tfiks
Why should we believe people who have proven themselves corrupted by the thirst for money, power, and prestige? If people don’t believe these “experts,” said experts have no one to blame but themselves. They want to tell us what to think and do, but they do exactly as they please. The Left is anti-America and not to be trusted. I am sorry to say this about so many fellow Americans, but sadly, it is true.
Dtc2662@yahoo.com
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How can this very good article be shared?
 
 

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Gneisenau
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Terrible, juvenile analysis, along the lines of "you're not the boss of me." Almost all states have emergency powers for governors written into their state constitutions that would include powers to order lockdowns in the event of epidemic disease. The real question is how far their powers extend and how are they to be exercised. Some gubernatorial orders have been successfully challenged in court, some have failed. There are good and bad reasons, and a closer look would be educational but is likely above the paygrade of the author. Talk is cheap and we'll never have a "New Resistance" that will be anything more than venting on the internet.
 
 

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Zwolle1836
Gneisenau - "Talk is cheap and we'll never have a "New Resistance" that will be anything more than venting on the internet." You sure about that? Z
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