COVID Resistance On the Rise
COVID Resistance On the Rise
Forget the old “Resist” movement that sprang up on social media from Millennials who hated Donald Trump. That movement is so 2016. Now a new resistance is springing up around the country, fueled by actual grown-ups who refuse to live in fear of the virus. They’ve had it up to their eyeballs with tyrannical politicians and media types who want to confine Americans to their homes, and thus gain ultimate control over the population.
In the words of Twisted Sister: We’re not gonna take it anymore!
Take, for example, how LA mayor Eric “Yoga Pants” Garcetti — as our Lisa calls him — is banning the denizens of his city from walking outside. Yes, walking. On the other side of the nation, New York City shut down Mac’s Public House on Staten Island, stripping the bar of its liquor license and arresting one of the owners. However, the defiant co-owner Danny Presti opened his doors on Friday night, before closing again at 10 p.m. He’s just a guy trying to make an honest living, but hasn’t been able to meet his bills:
“We have to get our livelihoods back. And we’ll see where that goes. We haven’t been able to pay the utilities. Just everything’s piling up. We’re just scraping by.”
Earlier in the week, Presti declared Mac’s an “autonomous zone,” thinking that if BLM and Antifa and God knows what other malcontents could pull that stunt in Seattle, so could he. And, to skirt the loss of his liquor license, Presti offered free food and drink for a “donation.”
Unlike in Seattle, however, while the protesters in Staten Island may have been raucous, they didn’t kill anyone.
Hundreds rallied in Staten Island last night outside of Mac’s Public House, the bar that declared itself an “autonomous zone”. Protestors say they feel small “non essential” businesses should not be forced to close in COVID-19 hot spots if big businesses can stay open #nyc #COVID pic.twitter.com/jJPknZbDIY
— Mary-Lyn Buckley (@ml_buckley) December 3, 2020
The COVID Resistance movement is catching on in the Midwest, too. In Mission, KS, on the western side of the Kansas City metro, Don Chilito’s Mexican restaurant is defying that county’s mask mandate. Owner Barry Cowden says he has increased his sanitizing and table spacing, but forcing masks is a bridge too far for him. “I feel it’s an encroachment and a violation of my civil liberties and rights,” he said.
Fortunately for Cowden, Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe (R) says he can’t do much about it. Besides, he’d rather just encourage the public to wear masks.
“I’d have to file a big civil suit that I don’t even know what mechanism I would use to file that suit. We’ve explored that option, but it’s a lot of resources for $100 fine.”
Meanwhile, over in Kansas City, MO, the Blue Line hockey bar is suing the city over its 10 p.m. COVID curfew. Owner Steve Stegall says he makes 40% of his sales between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m., and the early curfew will force him to lay off staff. Worse yet, he may need to shut down, even though he’s following mask and sanitation rules.
“We’re trying to get our hours extended because this 10 p.m. is really screwing everybody in Missouri. Everybody’s going to Kansas. It’s killing everybody. I’ve talked to multiple bar owners. And it’s killing everybody.”
The Resistance also popped up on CNBC recently, when Rick Santelli pushed back against soy boy anchor Andrew Sorkin who apparently loves him some lockdowns. It’s science! Sorkin says. Science! Never mind the poor schlubs who’ve lost their businesses. We in the media know what’s best for the commoners!
Rick Santelli speaking truth to Coronabros and hypocrite lockdown politicians…pic.twitter.com/ui7LRwhBLt
— Steve Cortes (@CortesSteve) December 4, 2020
As for Rick Santelli — he’s the one who launched the Tea Party movement in 2009, so he suffers no false illusions about politicians or media types.
Plus, parents of school children are also staging their own Resistance rallies, demanding that schools open, like parents in Nashville, TN. They know that the lack of in-person learning is impairing their children’s education. They’re also angry that teachers’ unions are using school closings to push a leftist agenda that has nothing to do with COVID.
Parents are rallying to demand schools open all over the country. There’s a rally tomorrow in Nashville. Encourage parents to get involved all over the country to fight for schools to reopen with in person learning for all kids. pic.twitter.com/dzN6CwcBsM
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) December 5, 2020
What’s more, former Pro Bowl 49er Jeremy Newberry is selling his cherry farm outside San Francisco. He wants to move to Idaho, where his kids will be able to attend school.
“Are they gonna go back to school next year? Are they gonna go back sometime later this year? We’re going on almost a full year now where these kids haven’t been in school, haven’t been allowed to do any extracurricular activity, any football, any dancing, anything. It’s time to give them a childhood that they deserve.”
It’s also time for Americans to reclaim their inherent God-given freedom, too.
But politicians and the media love keeping Americans locked down because they crave power. YouTube comedian JP Sears uses satire to show how the ultimate high for elitists is control. Money? Pfft! says Sears. That’s the poor man’s currency. Power is the real wealth.
You know the adage that the best humor contains truth? Sears’s video is so spot on that it’s more distressing than it is funny.
But the COVID Resistance is on the ascent. The scales have fallen from the eyes of Americans, who now see arbitrary rules from elites as sheer manipulation of them through fear tactics. They’re fed up with being regarded by politicians and media as too ignorant to take care of themselves. They’re sick of Facebook and Twitter tagging or even deleting their social media posts, scolding them for posting information their “fact checkers” don’t like.
And they really resent officials — especially the unelected sort — telling them to stay home for the holidays.
The Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto supposedly said, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor: “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.” While Yamamoto might never have made that quote, it certainly applies to the new resistance movement in America. They are the sleeping giant. And elites have filled them with resolve to resist the suppression of their freedom.