If I learned anything after working 25 years in the bowels of law enforcement as a corrections officer, I’ve learned to recognize a prison when I see one, and after two years of “two weeks to flatten the curve,” I’ve come to realize that COVID lockdowns and mandates have essentially turned America and our society into a prison.
In a prison, there can be times of high security risk where lockdowns and other emergency measures are used to “protect” the prison population. Meanwhile, essential workers, namely security and a small handful of essential civilian personnel (like the cook and medical staff) are ordered to either stay on the job or report to work as per the protocol of the given situation.
Before COVID lockdowns and mandates, the prison terminologies, policies, chain of command, and control measures now being applied to society at large didn’t exist, but they do now. America, once a free society consisting of free and enterprising independent people, has effectively been regulated into a planned society under the control of the state.
Just like inmates in a prison, liberty-loving Americans have become wards of the state, subject to the unconstitutional executive dictates of tyrants bent on destroying the liberty necessary for us to enjoy life and our pursuit of happiness.
Conveniently for the elitists in government, the state now finds itself in the position of having to provide for us the things they have determined to be essential to ensure each of us an “adequate standard of living.” Over the course of the past two years, COVID tyranny has transformed our free and natural individual rights and liberty into the conditional collective “human rights” of food, water, housing, recreation, healthcare.
In prison, that’s referred to as the “3 hots and a cot” rights of the prisoners.
COVID has been a dream come true for every revolutionary collectivist, be they of the communist, fascist/national socialist, humanist, or anarchist persuasion! Unfortunately for these revolutionaries after numerous trillion-dollar bailouts, they’ve discovered that they can’t print or digitize the amounts of money needed to pay for all the things liberty has always managed to provide our once-free society.
COVID lockdowns and vaccine mandates aren’t going away without resistance, and if Americans continue to comply with our prison masters — as many so-called Christians and conservatives have started to do — we will be subject to even greater security measures, increased surveillance and frisks, check points, and tighter “movement and control” policies.
And it’s not just the Democrats running the prison; “conservative Republicans” have also embraced the use of mandates and lockdowns to control the prisoners. The Republican/Democrat duopoly has called for COVID vaccine mandates, contract tracing, and COVID vaccine passports to ensure that government has everything it needs to control every aspect of our lives.
Additionally, progressive planners and politicians alike are re-conceptualizing a post-COVID-19 America far removed from the constitutional Republic of our founding, but in full compliance with the collective needs and mandates of the “new normal.”
Refuse to comply with or otherwise threaten to impede the smooth operation of the “new normal” by doing “business as usual,” and just as it is in prison, you can and will be charged with any number of violations akin to “unlawful assembly” or grouping up, “unauthorized exchange” of personal property, “disobeying a direct order,” interference and/or “insurrection.”
And consistent with the history of prison administrators, kings, and tyrannical dictators alike, programs have been created to reward snitches and recruit social enforcers to publicly “shame” and/or “rat out” those refusing to, as we say in prison, “get with the program” — such Nazi-esque methods are already being used in Germany to publicly humiliate unvaccinated schoolchildren.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower once said:
“If all that Americans want is security, they can go to prison. They’ll have enough to eat, a bed and a roof over their heads. But if an American wants to preserve his dignity and his equality as a human being, he must not bow his neck to any dictatorial government.”
Unfortunately, we don’t need to go to prison for these things because COVID lockdowns and mandates have turned America into a prison.
Joe Marshall was born and raised in the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate NY. He is a married father of two grown sons, an outdoorsman, a landscape contractor, a former stock car owner and driver, a certified 4H firearms instructor, and a retired New York State corrections officer.
Joe is the author of the book, Last Call for Liberty