This article was originally published by Bobbie Anne Cox at Bobbie Anne Cox’s Substack.
Our government is rewriting history. Do not let them!
If you have not yet read the book 1984 by George Orwell, you absolutely must.
I loathed that novel when I read it as a teen because I hated the entire idea of an authoritarian government controlling its people so deftly. The dystopian world it described was just so depressing, so wrong, from the first page to the last. And yet, here we are, 80 years after Orwell first penned the book, and we see how that hellish science fiction novel is now playing out before us. Even the left-leaning Wikipedia describes the book as a “cautionary tale” whose theme centers on “the consequences of totalitarianism, mass surveillance and repressive regimentation of people and behaviors within society.” Modeled on the authoritarian states of Stalin’s Soviet Union and of Nazi Germany, the book takes a deep dive into the role of truth within a society, and the ways in which truth and facts can be manipulated by the government to control the population. What you saw and heard with your own eyes and your own ears, the government denied and demanded you cast it aside and not believe it.
“The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.”
― George Orwell, 1984
Through the Ministry of Truth, the government (referred to in the book as “Big Brother” or “the Party”) engages in endless propaganda, intense surveillance, and the open and obvious negating of historical fact. Individual thought and questioning of authority led to immediate persecution. Why deny facts and rewrite history? Well, as Orwell says in the book,
“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”
― George Orwell, 1984
Now let’s fast forward to the present day. I will begin with this profound statement that keeps churning over in my head:
They must really think we are stupid!
The “they” is our government (federal and state). The “we” is you and me, and the other 300+ million Americans across our country.
Alas, here we are, entering the final quarter of 2023, and we have the United States government, and many state governments (including New York’s former Governor Andrew Cuomo, current left-wing Governor Kathy Hochul, and the super-majority Dem legislature) proclaiming for all to hear that they did not force anyone to do anything detrimental these past 3.5 years. UNBELIEVABLE! Did you hear this? They are actually saying with straight faces that they didn’t force you to wear a mask, lockdown and shutter your businesses, or choose between taking an experimental drug or losing your job… Nope! They did none of that. And you – well, you are flat-out crazy if you think they did. You are lying. You are exaggerating and totally overreacting.
Unfortunately for Big Brother, oops, I mean unfortunately for our 100% reliable, never-lies-to-us government, we have actual documents (including lawsuits), news stories, social media posts, and videos of the government at all levels mandating and forcing us to do all of those things and more. Here’s just one example of Biden himself, the “Big Guy,” mandating the C19 shot:
Biden is not alone. No, no. His entire administration is right there with him. His head of OSHA, Douglas Parker, is also now lying through his teeth about the OSHA mandate that REQUIRED (not suggested) that all employers in the entire nation with 100 or more employees force their employees to get the C19 shot, otherwise, they had to wear a mask and test constantly for C19. (That OSHA mandate was struck down by SCOTUS last year because it was unconstitutional, by the way). Then there’s the head of HHS, Xavier Becerra, saying there was never a mask mandate. What?! Another blatant lie.
Please take 2 minutes to watch this Congressman Kevin Kiley clip. You truly won’t believe your ears with the bullsh#* these Biden agency heads are spewing! As Congressman Kiley says in the video, the government is trying to tell us that “2 + 2 doesn’t equal 4.” You don’t get much more Orwellian than that!
The Biden Administration is rewriting the history of COVID. Today, the head of OSHA claimed “we didn’t demand that anyone be fired” despite issuing a worker vaccine mandate for 84 million Americans that was struck down by the Supreme Court.
Previously, HHS Secretary Becerra… pic.twitter.com/Pi3O8oUgtt
— Kevin Kiley (@KevinKileyCA) September 27, 2023
Why are they backtracking now?
Easy answers: 1) they didn’t have the authority to do any of it (all of it was unconstitutional) so they can’t justify and defend it now, and 2) if they can convince you they didn’t do it before, then you won’t mind as much when they do it again.
This should make your blood boil. It’s particularly infuriating to those of us who were speaking out from basically day one trying to tell people that the lockdowns, the masking, the shots, and the limited number of people at your wedding or at your Thanksgiving table were all violations of the Constitution and our basic human rights! My colleague, Jeffrey Tucker, who is the founder and President of the Brownstone Institute, where I am a Fellow, wrote an article the other day on this topic. At the end of it, he concluded:
The major media is tacitly conspiring with the political establishment, the corporate sector, and the administrative state to pretend like that fiasco was completely normal and also entirely forgettable, not even worth naming. We did the best we could with the information we had so just stop complaining about it!
This is not going to work. It is too close to living memory for this level of gaslighting to be effective. The more these official institutions engage in this crazy form of denialism, the more they discredit themselves.
The answer is, we hold them accountable!
- It’s not hard folks. It just takes some of your time and energy. Nobody’s going to do it for you. So roll up your sleeves and start now!
- I wrote an article a couple of months ago entitled “How To Hold Them Accountable” and you can read that article here. In the article, I list a number of things you can do to help get accountability, and I explain why lawsuits are not always a viable answer.
- Then there’s the interview I did with Michael Kane on CHD TV, where I discuss this very topic. You can watch that interview here.
Here is some of what I said:
“The time for being apolitical has gone!”
“Everybody really needs to know what is going on, and get involved. It’s not about left or right, it’s not about being a Democrat or a Republican or an Independent or a Liberal or a Conservative, it’s about being an American, and having your voice heard in the lawmaking process, and holding the politicians accountable.”
“Every day, you have the opportunity to hold the lawmakers accountable, you just have to make the time and speak up!” Remember, they work for us. We don’t work for them.
Here are a number of things you can do:
- Send an email or a handwritten letter to your representatives and voice your opinions/wants/needs.
- Make a phone call to them, and even if you do not get them on the phone personally, leave a message, or speak to one of their staffers.
- Help get elected into office people who appreciate the Constitution and will defend/uphold it.
- Get involved with an organization that is already in the fight, standing up for our rights and the Constitution. Uniting NYS is one such organization. It’s one of my plaintiffs in my quarantine lawsuit, together with Senator George Borrello, Assemblyman Chris Tague, and Congressman Mike Lawler.
- Donate to one of these organizations that are bringing lawsuits against the tyrany and fighting for that accountability you seek. Or support one of the lawsuits directly. You can support my quarantine lawsuit here.
“We can’t just sit by the sidelines anymore and have popcorn and enjoy the show. Everybody needs to get involved. Otherwise, we will wake up one day, and we will have no rights. It’s already happening…”
Watch the interview trailer here, or the full interview here.
Read the full article here