The clocks are striking 13. Can you live with this?

December 27, 2020
Can you live with this?

Can you live with this?

UPDATE 1/3/21: Fittingly, one notable exception to the lockstep lockdowns crippling the world economy and acting as a rehearsal for globalist totalitarianism is a formerly Communist country, Belarus. By chance and worth mentioning, it is also the birthplace of Irving Berlin, American Songwriter Laureate and author of “God Bless America.” The heart of the matter: “Given the cost to the economy and mental wellbeing of imposing lockdowns, as well as the draconian restrictions on basic liberties, these facts strongly suggest that leaders that did impose lockdowns have a case to answer from their citizens.”


ORIGINAL POST 12/27/20: We find ourselves in a world where reality is now being “reimagined,” a world and a nation rapidly undergoing “transformation” as promised by the most diabolical of Trojan Horses ever allowed within our walls. No longer do we have the luxury of imagining the worst; we are experiencing firsthand a frontal assault on the most basic of American liberties. The infinite possibilities and pursuits our freedom has encouraged and nurtured for 250 years REALLY feel vulnerable to potential annihilation. With perpetuated lockdowns in place and our power at the ballot box shockingly voided, one needn’t look beyond the first sentence of Orwell’s prophetic “1984” to be punched in the face with what’s happening: “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.”

How easily human beings, born free, accommodate themselves to chains, even welcoming submission and enslavement as a replacement for a free life they find intolerable. Things close in on us like a slow-moving iron vice.

However, all is not lost. Despite the overt censorship of dissent by powerful Big Media, information still abounds. The Great Barrington Declaration, penned and signed by thousands of real scientists, rage against the prevailing mass lockdowns justified by fear, presently to no avail. Proof of electoral fraud is there for all to see, evidence compiled from thousands of reliable sources such as the just-released Navarro report. Again, so far, to no avail, and recourse from the highest levels of our legal system, an apparently cowed Supreme Court, appears to be closed.

We have become a nation gaslighted by an unlikely, but not unprecedented, axis of evil: the collusion of billionaires and communists. These theoretical enemies are in fact a natural alliance,  united in their insatiable hunger for absolute power. Whether that absolute power permanently solidifies and remains unbroken is the big question. In the most promising scenario, the populist spark of freedom, millions of free individuals, can override that totalitarian wave. Are you and I up to it?

Fight on

Our best leaders and thinkers refuse to accept this Great Reset, The New Normal and the like. For some of us, the clocks will never strike 13, and 2+2 cannot equal 5, however often such lies are repeatedly dictated. It remains to be seen for each one of us if and how long we can resist caving to this nightmare. The adult in us knows this is not a movie with a guaranteed happy ending; and for the truly strong, there is an unshakeable faith in holding out to whatever the end might be. We must live by heroic example, however frightened we are.  Paraphrasing Churchill and taking our cues from thousands of last stands throughout human history, it is better to die free men than to live as slaves. “Better Red Than Dead” is not an option. Luckily, the fat lady hasn’t sung yet, and, God willing, may she never get the chance.

Fat lady, election

2 Responses to The clocks are striking 13. Can you live with this?

  1. Joan Swirsky on December 27, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    Luckily, the fat lady hasn’t sung yet, and, God willing, may she never get the chance.

    Fred… another superb column! I’m still a cockeyed optimist like you, but we’re a very rarified species!

    Happy and Healthy New Year!

    Warm regards,


  2. Updates 12/27/20-1/3/21 | Dittoville on January 3, 2021 at 7:28 am

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