The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the dedicated Communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction, true and false, no longer exists. —Hannah Arendt
Last week, I received a lovely note from Les Fradkin, world-famous award-winning composer and virtuoso MIDI guitarist and so much more. He said, “I read your NewsWithViews columns all the time. You really need to hear this. Quote it if you like in your column. My gift to you.” I loved it because he sang about what is happening to our country, and for us to “turn to the truth and turn to the light.” We know who that is…the good Lord God Almighty. Listen here.
I’ve been blessed with readers like Les Fradkin, a brilliant musician and entertainer, and the many folks who comment on my articles and instill in me the courage and tenacity to continue researching and writing. Without them, I’d have given it up long ago.
Now to the subject at hand.
Fear and Submission
When I enter grocery stores, the malls, the garden center at Home Depot or any other retailer and see my fellow Tennesseans with face diapers, sometimes two, even when they’re outside in the fresh air, it breaks my heart. I’m shocked at their docile and obsequious attitude for a virus that has a 99.75 percent recovery. Their blind obedience to the perfidious media, Dr. Fauci and the socialist democrats make me cringe. I never thought this many of my fellow Americans would be so compliant. They have been deluded into accepting control, the restrictions and the totalitarian destruction of our God-given rights.