Keep Big Brother in Check


Amendment II

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Flash back to 1984 and join me in 6th grade Social Studies class at Geen Gilmour Middle School in Kingfisher, Oklahoma. Coach Judd Kopp is teaching 12-year-olds about the Constitution.

Ronald Reagan is President, the Cold War is on with the Soviet Union, and my biggest concern is what the school is serving for lunch.

The Threat

Coach Kopp introduces the topic of the Second Amendment by envisioning a scenario in which a totalitarian government breaks down your door in the middle of the night to take you away because you said something they didn’t like.

This is not as far-fetched as it sounds if you consider the regimes of Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini. Mao Tse Tung is believed to have killed 45 million of his own citizens as a way to maintain totalitarian control of China.

The Solution

The reason we don’t have this happening in America, says Coach Kopp, is because we have the right to bear arms. An armed populace is a free populace. The government knows it cannot run roughshod over us because we have the ability to organize and fight back.

As Benjamin Franklin noted in 1791, “They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

Now leap to a fictional 1984 as seen by George Orwell, author of the dystopian book 1984.

Our protagonist, a mild-mannered character named Winston, is hiding in the only corner of his run-down apartment that is not viewable by government officials monitoring his telescreen.

He has just purchased a blank notebook and is admiring its creamy white pages. He knows the government will eventually find whatever he writes in this diary.

He knows Big Brother, the sinister counterpart to our Uncle Sam, will appear in the form of the Thought Police and drag him off to be tortured.

Yet he begins with the words that will lead to his demise. He describes a horrific propaganda film that he has just been shown, with refugees being bombed somewhere in the Mediterranean, and then, from somewhere deep in his soul, he dredges the words “DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER!”

He will pay dearly for this and future entries and the actions they inspire.

Which version of 1984 suited you better? Which version reminded you more of the current political scenario?

The Heavy Hand of the Government

The Second Amendment to the Constitution is in fact the reason that we in America don’t have to fear a knock on the door in the middle of the night.

At the time I thought he was being overly dramatic, but Coach Kopp understood that freedom isn’t free. It must be maintained by a tension between the governing and the governed.

If they know you can’t fight back, our leaders will institute any policy they see fit, in any manner they choose.

They will shut down your businesses capriciously, forbid you to roam freely, dictate what you wear and what you say, demand that you submit to vaccination in order to earn the right to participate in society….

The Propaganda

Wait a minute! They have done all that and more! The news media reported a virus mysteriously appearing at a lab in Wuhan, China.

An offshoot of the SARS virus, it was eventually named COVID-19 by the World Health Organization because it was a COronaVIrus Disease identified in 2019.

It was so contagious and deadly that we all needed to stay six feet apart. They told us we could not leave home except to work or buy groceries.

The only essential jobs were those in healthcare, grocery stores, construction, and a few other categories. Those fortunate enough to keep their essential jobs were considered heroes for braving the virus.

Going to church became an act of rebellion. People were arrested for such crimes as playing street basketball or going boating when they were supposed to be shutting themselves away indoors.

State governments shut down entire sectors of the economy, forbidding hairdressers, massage therapists, and gyms to provide high-touch personal services. They closed restaurants, schools and churches.

Local governments made laws that require people to wear masks in grocery stores and pharmacies. Other localities made it illegal to go into any public place without a mask.

When the states began to reopen, they did so with bizarre strictures:

  • 20 percent capacity
  • outdoor eating only
  • personal services by appointment only
  • gloves
  • masks
  • plastic barriers
  • and the scariest one of all: no cash transactions.

Just in case you missed the point of forbidding cash transactions, it has nothing to do with the physical aspects of filthy lucre. It’s about traceability.

A transaction that can be traced is a transaction that can be forbidden. It’s about control, folks.

It Gets Worse

So far we have been doing everything the government tells us to do because they have us by the seat of our economic pants.

Are you ready for a visit to your house?  It’s in a Congressional bill.

Read HR 6666 for yourself in this link to congress.gov.

Aptly named but with an extra digit , this Congressional bill was created “To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to eligible entities to conduct diagnostic testing for COVID–19, and related activities such as contact tracing, through mobile health units and, as necessary, at individuals’ residences, and for other purposes.” (Bold and underscoring added).

See Revelation 13:18 in this link to biblegateway.com to learn about the Mark of the Beast, colloquially known as “666.”

Contact tracing means writing down the names and addresses of people who go to businesses, eat at restaurants, work in offices, or attend church services.

If anyone tests positive for COVID-19, all the people who have been in the same public places will be visited, tested, and expected to quarantine.

This is a descendant of sexual contact tracing, done with people who tested positive for sexually transmitted diseases. The difference is that the sexual contacts were not made public.

The move is on to have phone apps transmitting the COVID-19 status of each person on the street to everyone else. There goes the privacy of your healthcare information! Now the whole of society is up in your business, checking your virus status.

Then read HR 5717 in this link to congress.gov. This bill raises the age for buying a gun from 18 to 21 and taxes guns and ammunition at thirty percent.

They are going after the guns because it is a great time to wrestle our rights from us, while we are politely standing six feet apart.

Once we are separated from our means of defense, they can do any blooming thing they want. And they will.

As Thomas Jefferson said, “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.” Another founder, George Mason, said, “To disarm the people…[i]s the most effectual way to enslave them.”

Adolf Hitler said it too: “To conquer a nation, first disarm its citizens.” He then put the idea into practice when he took over Germany and instigated World War II. See my post on the Brownshirts for details.

Alexander Hamilton saw it coming: “For it is a truth, which the experience of ages has attested, that the people are always most in danger when the means of injuring their rights are in the possession of those of whom they entertain the least suspicion.”

So many of our friends and neighbors gratefully take the advice of public health officials and the news media without thinking deeply on the ramifications of the sweeping changes are being instituted upon society.

We allow these changes because we think they are temporary, but they won’t be. If the all-clear is ever sounded, we will be reminded that viruses are everywhere.

Mask wearing, which was only for the severely immunocompromised to wear during chemotherapy or for surgeons maintaining a sterile field, is now standard.

It won’t just disappear when the current scare has lost its potency. New threats will be invented to keep us in fear.

We will have to come to the end of our ability to tolerate encroachments on our liberty before this ends. Those in power will not willingly surrender the ability to control our lives minutely. Their agenda is total control.

Big Brother is upon us, friends. I wonder what Coach Kopp would say in Social Studies class now.

Read the Bill of Rights on my webpage. Then continue reading my blog to learn about the impact of today’s headlines on our Constitutional Rights.

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Carla Pittman

Carla is a Speech Pathologist working in Home Health by day and a blogger by night. She married Chris in 2008 and is working to help him unite his love of guns with his passion for teaching others to carry safely. Her other impetus for blogging is to make Americans aware of their Constitutional rights, which are at risk in the current political environment.

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