From the Editor’s Desk: The Worst Dystopia

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The other day, I told some friends that until recently, all of my fear-mongering about the Democratic Party was ultimately just that – rhetorical fear-mongering. In the past few weeks, the danger posed to middle America by the DNC has become so open, so blatant, and so unfathomably bold that the risk of a neoliberal dystopia is very quickly becoming a reality.

Take first Biden’s address to Congress, when he told elected representatives that “We [the government] are the people.” Or, more horrifyingly, Biden’s thinly-veiled threat to use nuclear weapons against American citizens, spawning the satirical hashtag #HandsUpDontNuke on Twitter. This in particular was the most-popular-President-in -American-history’s very coherent take on the matter:

“Those who say the blood of patriots y’know and all the stuff about how we’re going to have to move against the government. Well the tree of liberty is not watered with the blood of patriots…  What’s happened is, that there never been, if you wanted… you think you need to have weapons to take on the government, you need F-15s and maybe some nuclear weapons… The Second Amendment, from the day it was passed, limited the type of people that could own a gun, and what type of weapon you could own.”

It has been asserted that this was simply a misunderstanding blown out of proportion by right-wingers. This is not true. The clear implication of the White House In-Patient’s remarks was evidently that should Americans try to rebel, the President would order the use of nuclear missiles against them. Threatening to turn the United States into a nuclear wasteland to stop its citizens’ discontent is not the action of a leader who rules with anything like popular consent or support.

Of course, the Biden administration has not shown itself to be heavily invested in the consent of the people it reigns over at any point. The same people who spent four years manufacturing evidence of a Russian-led effort at undermining American democracy have fought vehemently against efforts of the American people to assure that the 2020 election was legitimate.

At the same time, the administration is threatening to go “door-to-door” to vaccinate people with the non-FDA approved Coronavirus vaccine. There is ample reason to be hesitant to accept this mystery liquid brought to us by Big Pharma. First, by the very nature of it being a new vaccine, we have no clue about long-term side effects; anyone who tells you otherwise is flat-out lying to your face. We know nothing about what effects a vaccine that has existed less than a year may have 10 years down the line. Secondly, there are very real concerns about infertility with the vaccination. 43 women have reported miscarriages after the vaccine to the FDA’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, VAERS. While we still do not know the link between the vaccine and fertility, the minutest risk of losing a child or being unable to have children should give pause to the broad majority of the population under 35 years old, whose risk from the disease is practically nonexistent. Third, the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the nation have given us ample reason not to trust them. Take, for instance, the $2.3b settlement Pfizer agreed to pay for fraudulent marketing on Botox. Forbes ranks this as the 3rd largest pharmaceutical lawsuit ever. Or Johnson and Johnson’s $2b lawsuit after their baby powder caused several women to develop ovarian cancer. My father, like millions of others, had his own experience with the pharmaceutical industry when he had a heart attack in his 30s after GlaxoSmithKlein withheld study information that their diabetes drug, Avandia, could cause heart attacks. Until very recently, liberals understood the danger of Big Pharma and the extent of its lies. With the track record the pharmaceutical industry has, every American is well within their rights to question whether we ought to feel entirely comfortable trusting them with such a new and untried substance. The pharmaceutical industry is bringing in huge profits from the vaccines – for instance, Pzifer had a revenue of $3.5b from the vaccine in the first quarter of 2021. With so much profit on the line, Pfizer and other vaccine producers have a vested interest in using their billions to silence any concerns.

And silenced them they have. FaceBook and Instagram put pins under anything related to the vaccine linking to sites discussing how safe and effective they are, while Google does not show any negative headlines when searching for information about them. These alone inform the experience of most everyday Americans. “Fact Checkers” gaslight every concern about vaccines by calling them false. Meanwhile, the same Biden planning to go “door-to-door” to distribute these vaccines received $2.5m from the pharmaceutical industry in 2020, plus $1m from Pfizer alone to cover inauguration costs. If this strikes you as a conflict of interest, you may be showing your White privilege through rational, linear thinking.

On another front, the Biden administration is increasingly using the intelligence apparatus of the United States to brand right-wingers as criminals and terrorists. Though this is being marketed as a limited effort to root out the most extreme, it follows a disturbing trend in history: branding a limited group as ‘enemies of the state’ before expanding the reach of that definition in order to suppress opposition. The same intelligence apparati stood by and watched as left-wing extremists burned, looted, and destroyed half of America during the summer of 2020. As an extension of this effort, the Hunger Games-esque “Capitol Police,” who until now have been a group of wannabe detectives with GED’s, have announced that they are opening offices to combat “domestic terrorism” in San Francisco and Florida.

This effort at the suppression of dissent against the Biden regime is not limited to government efforts. At the beginning of this year Tech Giants like Apple exerted their considerable influence to effectively kill Parler, the right-wing alternative to Twitter. We reported at TTO the extended efforts by our Silicon Valley Barons to ensure a victory for Biden, including most-infamously banning the New York Post’s story on Hunter Biden and the major purge from sites like Twitter of enemies of the new regime. Recently, FaceBook has upped the ante by adding a warning about “extremist content” and asking its users to report suspected “extremists.”

The inauguration of the most popular president in history required the deployment of over 20,000 National Guard troops. For the past six months, fencing lined the perimeter of the U.S. Capitol. This is perhaps the most fitting image of the current administration: a man so popular that to inaugurate him required the total lockdown of D.C. for months. President Biden has shown no respect for the American people or their traditions. He has called the government “we the people,” has treated the people of this country as extremists, and has threatened to nuke Americans who oppose any of it. The largest pharmaceutical, tech, and media corporations walk in lockstep with this regime to obfuscate the truth and gaslight any concerns raised by the people below. The dystopia is here – and it’s worse than any of us could have imagined.

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