The Civil Liberties Implosion That Is the WuFlu Response

Tom Shepstone
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.


The government response to the WuFlu in this nation’s most urban states—those without significant rural balance—is a major civil liberties implosion.

Nothing has better illustrated the failure of government in general than the response of various urban states to the WuFlu debacle. And, with the riots in many of those same states over a dreadful injustice with which they are only connected as an excuse, we’re seeing an implosion of civil liberties such as we’ve not since Woodrow Wilson was President and used World war I as an excuse. The two issues combined and in quick succession, in fact, may be setting us back to pre-revolutionary times. Urban state governors are destroying civil liberties at a frantic pace and there is not nearly enough pushback, which suggests we are no longer a free people even in mind and spirit.

What has this to do with natural gas? Everything; if government can steal your right to travel, your right to do business and your right to assemble, while making you wear a mask that may be more unhealthy than not wearing one, then it can steal not only your mineral rights but everything you have. It can tell you not only what heat to use, but whether you shall get any. It can make you pay for the most bizarre uneconomical forms of energy for the sake of rewarding green government rent seekers and appeasing anarchists who simply want to turn the world upside down for the sheer schadenfreude of it.

What’s been happening of late, though, has also, strangely, yielded some new friends, including, in my case, at least one committed fractivist. I don’t wish to embarrass that individual through association with me, but it turns out we have the same view of the government WuFlu response; that it is a horrendous violation of our civil liberties as Americans. We have exchanged thoughts and agreed on what must happen but doesn’t seem to be; massive resistance to the tyranny that’s been imposed on us all. We are united in our frustration with a public exhibiting a case of Stockholm Syndrome and sympathies for the captors and destroyers of our civil liberties.

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The civil liberties guaranteed by this lady are under constant threat and no more than today under the WuFlu and anarchists rioting throughout America.

If you don’t think our civil liberties are methodically being destroyed, think again:

  1. We have been told we may no longer visit restaurants of any kind except for takeout, even though outside dining presents little or no threat to anyone and many restaurants can easily segregate diners. Meanwhile, we may congregate any we wished at Walmart.
  2. We have been told, by many states, we may no longer go to church and pray with others, fraternize with other faithful and hear the inspirational words of God. Meanwhile, we may visit and food store we like and, because restaurants are closed, our food choices are limited and those stores are more crowded than ever.
  3. We have been told not to leave our homes unless necessary, although all the evidence is that people who stay in their homes are more likely to get sick.
  4. We have been told, at least some of us, that we can’t work even though employment is the first prerequisite of good health.
  5. We have been told we can’t fraternize or socialize despite the fact a virus can only be controlled by developing community or “herd” immunity.
  6. We have seen the new “rulers of the universe,” that is to say the social media giants at Google, Twitter, et al decide what information to which we shall access based on its conformance with state government talking points.
  7. We have been inundated with examples of Barney Fife cops who have chased us off beaches, told us we couldn’t listen to a sermon from our inside our cars in a church parking lot and insisted on shutting down barbers and beauty shops where every meaningful health practice is being practiced (masks, gloves, etc.) because…the rules you know.
  8. We have been forced to wear ineffective masks in all sorts of places we didn’t need them, for the sake of mere appearances.
  9. We have been forced to endure classifications as “non-essential businesses” by those with zero at stake themselves.
  10. We have been systematically threatened by governors calling us “cowards” for standing up for our rights as they have doled tiny political favors like benevolent, or not so benevolent, dictators.

We have been treated to a heavy dose of totalitarianism as the very same governors and their big city mayors in many instances have stood back and let anarchists invade our communities and riot over an obvious injustice with which they have connection other than as an excuse. So, the black businessman who invested his life savings in a sports bar has to watch it be destroyed by those acting in his name to orchestrate a riot over the actions of some cops virtually everyone in the country already agrees must be held accountable. Consider Tom Wolf’s wink and nod to the anarchists:

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This was written as stores were being looted on Chestnut Street in Philadelphia, City Hall was facing riots and 45 minutes before like-minded crackpot Mayor Jim Kenney was driven to enact a curfew to stop the violence; yet another loss of liberty. So much for appeasement. Real protesters were essentially drowned out by the anarchists. And, who is behind them? Well, the usual suspects, of course. Hollywood types such as Chrissy Teigen, who, incredibly enough, stars in “Chrissy’s Court,” a courtroom reality television show. She says she’ll bail out “protesters.” But, they’re also getting support from politicians such as Wolf and Andrew “Currupto” Cuomo.

Someone is, of course, also paying the organizers and, no doubt, we’ll learn later who that is, but we can easily guess from past experience and it’s likely to include rich folks who paid for some of those pipeline “protests.” (More here.) The irony is that the true believers solicited to do the dirty work on behalf of the funders suppose they’re exercising their civil liberties when, in fact, they have been recruited for the exact opposite purpose. It is to create enough turmoil to force change in government toward a more totalitarian form with the funders in the driver’s seat.

This brings us full circle back to what the WuFlu has been all about; that forever implacable feature of human nature that may be described simply as the desire of a few to impose their will on others. It’s in all of us but, somewhere along the line, most of us learn or own freedom and liberty depend upon us controlling ourselves. That is the essence of the paradox that there is no liberty without law. Anarchy, by contrast, is the fast car to tyranny.

We need law to protect our rights, but we must simultaneously ensure it is not applied to remove them unnecessarily, which is what is happening with the WuFlu overreaction and will happen if rioters get their way. Our Constitution is written to limit government and those who are manipulating the WuFlu and Minneapolis events are both seeking to impose new vastly more oppressive government. Our civil liberties are at stake and, indeed, they always are.

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4 thoughts on “The Civil Liberties Implosion That Is the WuFlu Response

  1. Good article…
    Interesting that this latest police brutality event happened as States began relaxing Covid fears .

    The family of George Floyd asked for non-violent protests and justice.
    Their request should be respected .

    And evidence is mounting that outside agitators are involved in any violence.

    Our civil liberties continue to erode .
    I have continued my personal connections with friends without the restrictions during these past months.
    I know of no one ill or dead from Covid.
    But I know of folks ill and dying from the usual epidemic diseases like cancer, lyme, heart disease, diabetes, etc..

    I’m on the board of my church and sad to report that I hear no protests or outrage that the churches are closed from most. Almost complete compliance and apathy.

    A new world is emerging…will see how much we like it

    President Trump needs to get rid of Fauci and Gates as any kind of advisors..

  2. We are heading back to the Dark Ages…the “New Green Deal Dark Ages” where average Anericans of all backgrounds shall become “subjects” to a Ruling Elite and their mercenaries that do their evil bidding.
    It’s “1984” all over again..not the year, the book.
    And many, unfortunately are willing to comply with it. 🙁

  3. Mr. Shepstone,
    The concluding sentence of your first paragraph is not only tragically correct, both the history and understanding may well be the biggest stories of our lifetimes.

    A re-visiting of Yuri Bezmenov’s dire public warnings from 35 years ago, clarify and provide a chilling education of what we see unfolding today.

    Quoting from AG Barr’s epic speech at Notre Dame this October …
    “Today we face something different … First is the force, fervor and comprehensiveness of the assault on religion we are experiencing today. This is not decay; it is organized destruction”.


    As KGB defector (later to be assassinated) Bezmenov succinctly described, a long term project of destabilization of the US Republic was not only underway, it was succeeding beyond “wildest dreams”.

    Changing the collective reality of the population so as to neutralize all protective mechanisms was the goal.
    This is nothing more than implementing the ancient doctrine of defeating your foe without needing to strike a single blow.

    With the fall of the Soviet apparatus in 1992, Marxist globalists rapidly shifted to Bejing – and the CCP – as a nexus to continue this global governance.
    This explains why – from out of nowhere – the Chinese economy was buttressed with industrial, technological, and financial tools by which it has ascended to near the top of modern geopolitical dominance.
    Conversely, the staunch Russian nationalist, devout Christian Vladimir Putin, has suffered withering condemnation no less than DJT.

    We are now, and have been for some time, engaged in a war carried out by embedded domestic subversives of long standing duration.

  4. Why can’t our #19 response be more like Sweden’s with virtually no lock downs or restrictions? We have all read that in the papers and seen pictures of beautiful blond people in bars and restaurants enjoying themselves while we honker down..

    The chief Epidemiologist in Sweden equivalent to Dr Facui is quoted in an article in WSJ last week, that his advise to have a lenient response tp #19 was an error and were he do do it again, the Swedish response would
    be more like other nations. Because of this lenient lockdown, Sweden is experiencing one of the highest mortality rates in Northern Europe.

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