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VERY IMPORTANT: Letter to a Colluder: Stop Enabling Tyranny – by Margaret Anna Alice

[From: Letter to a Colluder: Stop Enabling Tyranny – by Margaret Anna Alice – Margaret Anna Alice Through the Looking Glass  — HT: Hyland]

“A few hundred at the top, to plan and direct at every level; a few thousand to supervise and control (without a voice in policy) at every level; a few score thousand specialists (teachers, lawyers, journalists, scientists, artists, actors, athletes, and social workers) eager to serve or at least unwilling to pass up a job or to revolt; a million of the Pöbel, which sounds like ‘people’ and means ‘riffraff,’ to do what we would call the dirty work, ranging from murder, torture, robbery, and arson to the effort which probably employed more Germans in inhumanity than any other in Nazi history, the standing of ‘sentry’ in front of Jewish shops and offices in the boycott of April, 1933.”

—Milton Mayer, They Thought They Were Free: The Germans, 1933–45 (paperbackKindleaudiobook)

I’m willing to die to defend my liberty. Are you willing to die to take my liberty?

No? Good. Then stop enforcing totalitarian measures against your neighbors on behalf of the tyrants, who wouldn’t hesitate to annihilate you. Stop planning, directing, supervising, controlling, and performing their dirty work. Become part of the resistance instead of an enabler of democidal despots.

Whether you are a law enforcement officer, public health official, psychologist, scientist, medical professional, educator, employer, censor, propagandist, or any other agent of complicity in this war against the people, you are what makes dictatorships possible. You are what makes enslavement possible. You are what makes genocide possible. You are what makes the Biggest Lie in history possible.

You may not be one of the Gestapo agents beating individuals entering a public space without their vaxxport; wrenching children away from their vaxx criminal parents; pummeling anti-injection protesters; stripping and needle-raping resisters; reverting Australia to a penal colony; or restraining and forcibly injecting the elderly and mentally disabled (otherwise known as “useless eaters” by your predecessors).

You may not be one of the public health officials instituting ineffectual and deleterious mask guidelines and lockdowns based on fraudulent PCR tests; testing wastewater to justify iron-fisted measures; or falsifying the numbers to magnify a fabricated threat and conceal the deadly factual consequences and statistically astronomical number of adverse reactions to the injection.

You may not be one of the psychologists devising the mass persuasion campaign that has hypnotized the obedient, the gullible, and the ignorant around the globe.

You may not be one of the scientists too frightened of losing your career, credibility, grant funding, and future to denounce the fraud being perpetrated under the cloak of Science™.

You may not be one of the physicians violating the Hippocratic Oath and Nuremberg Code as you deny potentially life-saving medications, deploy murderous injections, administer lethal drugs such as Remdesivir, inflict ventilator-associated lung injuries, apply high-risk interventions like intubation, gang-inject patients, coerce pregnant mothers into risking miscarriage, refuse to treat non-GMO humans, and contemplate prioritizing ICU beds for the injected.

You may not be one of the nurses flouting the nursing code of ethics while pinning down screaming children as you plunge in the poison death jab.

You may not be one of the daycare employees torturing toddlers into wearing a mask.

You may not be one of the fascist institutions complying with the merciless edicts to fire the rational dissidents in your organization.

You may not be one of the censors suppressing evidence of all of the above atrocities while simultaneously silencing and smearing the honorable scientists, medical experts, whistleblowers, and other truth-tellers valiant enough to refute the preposterous narrative you have swindled so many into believing.

You may not be one of the propagandists blaring the Biggest Lie talking points over the loudspeakers through every conceivable mechanism 24/7/365 until the feeble-minded succumb to your relentless coercion from exhaustion, peer pressure, menticide, and Orwellian doublethink.

You don’t have to be any of those abominable scoundrels to be an enabler of tyranny.

You simply need to hold your tongue. You simply need to look the other way. You simply need to turn a deaf ear. You simply need to stifle your gut feeling that something is profoundly, irrevocably wrong about every venomous lie, absurd policy, and malignant mandate that has bombarded the public since spring 2020.

You simply need to live in fear. You simply need to cling to your ignorance. You simply need to follow the leader. You simply need to surrender to cowardice.

See if you recognize your present or potential future self in any of the following scenes from these dystopian phantasmagorias our own world is increasingly coming to resemble:


RTWT — TODAY — AT Letter to a Colluder: Stop Enabling Tyranny – by Margaret Anna Alice – Margaret Anna Alice Through the Looking Glass

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  • Terry October 9, 2021, 9:29 AM

    Wow. What a find that piece is. Lets get it out there.

    Thanks Gerard, for posting this.

    • Margaret Anna Alice October 9, 2021, 10:32 AM

      So glad you enjoyed it, Terry, and thank you and everyone who shares it for helping me to reach (and hopefully awaken) the sleeping!

  • Tom Hyland October 9, 2021, 9:30 AM

    Thanks for forwarding this article to American Digest, Gerard. So much in this item it would take a day or two to peruse its entirety. The film clips are priceless, especially the “Brazil” moment and the “Clockwork Orange” thing that reminds me of personal former friends who’ve gone to the dark side these past 18 months. There’s something for everyone here. Check it out and share it widely.

    • Margaret Anna Alice October 9, 2021, 10:38 AM

      Tom, I am delighted to hear you enjoyed the film clips and would be curious to hear what your former friends think of it if you happen to share it with them. Perhaps there’s hope for them yet, if they haven’t gotten too entrenched in the dark side 🙂

      • Tom Hyland October 9, 2021, 3:08 PM

        Hello Margaret. I’m delighted to hear from you. I encountered your article somewhere about a week ago, and posted the link immediately here at American Digest, with a very brief introductory, but it didn’t garner a reply. I’m glad Gerard reposted it with a headline and the graphic illustration. Much more effective! There’s a group here in Santa Fe called “unmasked”… meeting weekly and it has been highly beneficial to sit in a big circle with about 60 other people who are all on the same page. The weekly “unmasked” update is emailed to hundreds of people and is becoming a priceless depository of videos and information. I added your article link into our data base because it is simply stellar. If you are ever in Santa Fe click onto my name here, give me a call, and you’ve got a place to stay and lots of folks who would love to meet you.

        • Tom Hyland October 9, 2021, 3:28 PM

          Just reviewing my posts… I placed a link to the Academy of Ideas video under the October 5th article “Pleasant People Made the Best Nazis.” AoI folks are producing powerful work. All of it should be watched and shared. I sent only an email to Gerard with the link “Stop Enabling Tyranny” but whatever, this article should go viral for real… not fake like some viruses we’ve heard about.

        • Margaret Anna Alice October 9, 2021, 3:30 PM

          Tom, I appreciate your efforts to share my work as well as the gracious invitation! It is encouraging to hear about unmasked gatherings like that and wise of you to connect with kindreds before a potential SHTF scenario arises 🙂 Meanwhile, if you haven’t already, I welcome you to join my mailing list so you can reply to the introductory email and introduce yourself. Thank you for your continued good work!

  • Margaret Anna Alice October 9, 2021, 10:31 AM

    I just stumbled across this reposting of my article, and, I, too, am grateful to Gerard for sharing it and American Digest for publishing it. I do realize it is exceptionally dense and always appreciate those who are willing to spend their precious time adventuring into the many rabbit-holes populating this and my other essays.

    This is actually the second entry in my Letters series. The first is “Letter to a Covidian” (https://margaretannaalice.substack.com/p/letter-to-a-covidian-a-time-travel), which you’re welcome to publish here if desired (along with any of my other posts). I am working on the next letter in the series as well as a plethora of other articles, so I encourage anyone who enjoyed this piece to sign up for my mailing list to receive my work as soon as it is published.

  • Mike Austin October 9, 2021, 11:00 AM

    Two years ago if you had predicted the world we live in today, you would have been called a “crank”, or worse, a “conspiracy theorist”. Yet here we are. How could this happen so quickly? How could so many little tyrants emerge so rapidly in every part of the country? How could, say, a seemingly normal female governor suddenly morph into a screaming rancid totalitarian bitch right before our eyes? How could so many so quickly volunteer to serve the new diktats of our overlords? Where did all these “Karens” come from? And how could one-half of the nation so willingly, so fervently and oh-so-damned obediently bend the knee to “the new normal”?

    What the Hell? Who knew? It didn’t take years of programming and Goebbels-like propaganda; no, all this happened much quicker than it did in 1930s Germany. We can’t say we were not warned. We had read “1984”. We had read “Brave New World”. Even our children had read “The Hunger Games”. And many of us had read—and still read—the Bible. Why could we all not see? Were there signs that we ignored? Or did we just avert our eyes at the grotesque emerging terror? “Oh, it could never happen here!” But it did.

    Your neighbor with whom you once shared BBQs is now a maniacal fanatic who wants you dead. Your colleagues at work with whom you once shared many an office Christmas party now can’t stand the sight of you. Your “social media” has been censured. Your own government has sent agents of the state to harass you and imprison you and destroy you. Even formerly tedious school board meetings have become vehicles of harassment, threats and punishment. Every day the Powers That Be increase the pressure just a little more. Perhaps they are just curious about how long we can survive before we crack.

    There is no reprieve. There is no escape. There is no debate, no negotiation, no appeasement. There is no ignoring what is all around us.

    What to do? If you choose to do nothing you will deserve your fate, that of a “well adjusted slave”.

    “And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family?…We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”

    What if…what if…what if?

    What if you asked Margaret Anna Alice’s question to every agent of the State?

    “I’m willing to die to defend my liberty. Are you willing to die to take my liberty?”

    Some day, perhaps far away, your granddaughter will be sitting on your lap, asking you to tell her again what freedom was like. What will you say? Or she could ask you to tell her again what you did in the great war for American Liberty fought in the early 21st century. What will you say?

    What you say then depends upon what you do now.

    Never forget that the most terrifying word to every tyrant in History is: “No.”

    • Margaret Anna Alice October 9, 2021, 12:09 PM

      Wow, Mike. Your comment gave me goosebumps and deserves to stand as an essay in its own right.

      It was eerie to see so many of my own thoughts echoed in your words. For example, Letter to a Covidian (https://margaretannaalice.substack.com/p/letter-to-a-covidian-a-time-travel) involves a time travel experiment to two years ago and asks some of the very questions you posed. Primer for the Propagandized (https://margaretannaalice.substack.com/p/a-primer-for-the-propagandized) makes mention of many of the books and names you cited. COVID IS OVER! … If You Want It (https://margaretannaalice.substack.com/p/covid-is-over-if-you-want-it) cites that same Solzhenitsyn quote and similarly reminds people of that one all-powerful word: “No.” Your “well-adjusted slave” comment reminds me of the “winning our enslavement” quote I cite in that piece from “The Politics of Obedience.”

      Thank you for being a foot soldier in the Great War for American (World, Really) Liberty. I am proud to stand beside you as together we work to unmask totalitarianism and awaken the sleeping before tyranny triumphs.

      • Mike Austin October 9, 2021, 2:16 PM

        Dear Margaret Anna Alice:

        Thank you kindly for your remarks. They mean a great deal to me.

        I read the essays you linked to. It was eerie to read them; It was as if I were reading myself.

        I do not see tyranny succeeding in the USA. The problem for the tyrants is the problem for all tyrants: how to disarm the populace and render them feeble, harmless and helpless. The 100,000,000 Americans with guns are the hardcore. They are not going to surrender them no matter the blandishments and threats from the ruling elites. No American tyranny, no matter how cruel, lawless and immoral, can possibly control a nation with 1/3 of it armed to the teeth against it. Certainly the elites will try, but this only ensures their destruction after a great bloodletting.

        They have called this tune. The Piper’s bill is on the way.

        • Margaret Anna Alice October 9, 2021, 2:28 PM

          Mike, lovely to meet a kindred spirit. If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll join my mailing list and introduce yourself by responding to the welcome email.

          Have you posted your own writing at a blog or elsewhere? Please provide a link if so. If not, you should join Substack and get going 🙂

          Yes, I have great faith in the second amendment defenders and feel their presence along with the Constitution (as long as the courts uphold it) give America an edge over other nations throughout the world. Still, I have been astonished by how many rights people here have willingly relinquished on command, and even a portion of the 2A community has bought into the Covidian narrative.

          In any case, I hope you’re right and that TPTB will realize it and start backpedaling pronto.

          • Mike Austin October 9, 2021, 4:55 PM

            I had a blog from 2006 – 2009. It was called “The Return of Scipio”. (Gerard knows the full story.) It gained a great deal of popularity and enmity. Many folks “back East” hated my guts and made their hatred plain. I understood then and I understand now, that a man is not just judged by his friends, but by his enemies. If the New York Time despises me, then I am doing something laudable. If Pelosi sent me a kind word, I would take an emetic, then a shower, then go to Confession.

            Remember Aristides of Athens (540 – 468 BC). He was known as “the Just” because he was, well, just—and was wildly hated by the elites of Athens. He could not be bribed or coerced into anything. Once upon entering the Assembly, he got a standing ovation. He turned to a friend and asked, “Have done something evil?” He recognized popular acclaim for what it was, worthless.

            Here is what Esquire magazine thought of me:


            I had to give up blogging because after all the hubbub and publicity, my boss said, “Mike, you can either teach or blog. Not both.” Ok then.

            It matters not at all that some of the 2nd Amendment types have bought into the COVID nonsense. They have outed themselves and thus will not be trusted when things get “interesting”. They did us a favor.

            “I hope you’re right and that TPTB will realize it and start backpedaling pronto.”

            They will never backpedal. Never ever. They are in this to the end. There is no reasoning with these feral beasts. Could a man reason with the Gestapo? The ruling class actually believes it will win. But it has shown fear: fear of the normal, fear of the God of Abraham and Isaac, fear of 100,000,000 men with guns.

            There can be no half-measures, no negotiating, no appeasing. Think Sherman as he marched from Atlanta to Savannah. Think Caesar at Uxellodunum. Think Colonel Paul Tibbets as he flew the “Enola Gay” to Hiroshima. There can only be a winner and a loser. No awards for 2nd place, only the dustbin of History.

            • Tom Hyland October 9, 2021, 6:31 PM

              Mike, I read the Esquire article… very interesting. Did you ever have a conversation ever again with this John Richardson dude after this article was published? Did you think this dude was frightened by you while the article was in process? Did the article surprise you when it was finally in print? Did the article cause you to leave the school or are you still there? What kind of blowback did you experience? Positive acclaim or curses and damnation? Both?

              • Mike Austin October 9, 2021, 7:06 PM

                I never saw nor heard from Richardson again, save for a short email he sent a bit later. The subject of it escapes me.

                I don’t know if he was afraid of me personally. A man like him is probably afraid of a lot of things.

                I don’t know how many parents read the article, but of those who did most supported me. I am in Oklahoma City after all.

                The article surprised me and many others. My boss certainly didn’t like it. I stayed at the school, and gradually the “sturm und drang” died down. I taught there until my retirement in 2019.

                I would not want to go through that time again. Ever.

                • Margaret Anna Alice October 10, 2021, 1:07 AM

                  Mike, wow that is quite a badge of honor getting a hit piece from Esquire! Makes me want to read your blog even more now 😉

                  “[H]e believes … that America is rapidly becoming a socialist dictatorship.”

                  Were you right, or were you right?

                  Love the hilarious Aristides anecdote. Definitely one for the back pocket.

                  I’ve been up for 22 hours straight and need to crash. Thanks for the thoughtful responses, and I look forward to future exchanges at my blog.

  • ghostsniper October 9, 2021, 11:54 AM

    At some point they will get greedy and go to far.
    The pendulum will be at the apex and will change direction.
    The back sweep will be a hell that no one imagined.
    A great culling is going to occur.
    The burn-off will be glorious.

  • Cappy October 9, 2021, 1:43 PM

    Very sad to see America doing this. I don’t know if/how we emerge from it.

    • Mike Austin October 9, 2021, 2:20 PM

      America is not doing this. The ruling class of America is doing it. I would guess that bunch numbers in the thousands, its “willing executioners” around 100,000, and its docile, willing and fanatical servants in the tens of millions.

      I do not at all fear them. From all they say and do it is strikingly clear how much they fear normal Americans who just want to be left alone. Let them fear.

    • Terry October 9, 2021, 8:58 PM

      There is no ’emergence’. There can only be a rising of we, the people, that can stop the Communist takeover. I was a student at SF State in the mid sixties. The Communists appeared out in the open at that time and we the people did not put them down. The Communists grew in power openly and we the people ignored this like fools.

      I can not understand why people on our side allowed this to happen without so much as a word spoken in opposition. I was sneered at for making comments that ran against these commie creeps. Our own side called me a radical for bringing to light what I saw transpiring at SF State.

      People on our side will have to get tough or they will get dead. What do you think all these camps around the USA are for? They are for you and they are for me. Wake up and get damn well prepared. No one is going to save you except you and people who may awaken and realize the sun is going to set
      and our world will be forever dark.

      • ghostsniper October 10, 2021, 9:17 AM

        Terry sed: “I can not understand why people on our side allowed this to happen without so much as a word spoken in opposition. I was sneered at for making comments that ran against these commie creeps. Our own side called me a radical for bringing to light what I saw transpiring at SF State.”

        You answered your own question. True then, and now. Most people just want to live and let be. Meanwhile, through gov’t diktat, the communism has ascended to the place where it is now, and will continue.

        No one is willing to do what desperately needs to be done and that is understandable considering the repercussions they will reap.

        There is good on one side and bad on the other and the fulcrum, the pivot point, is the criminal gov’t right in the middle. facilitated by the lying assed media, which allow and encourage the bad. Until that fulcrum is destroyed this path will continue.

        In the absence of the fulcrum the good will stomp the living daylights out of the bad, just look to history. In 1960, when I was in 1st grade, if a tranny was hired by the school I attended to read to us students my dad himself would have beaten the mental defect on the spot, then the teacher, then the principal. In short order all of the neighbors would have piled on and the carnage would be sure and quick.

        Today? If anyone questions the school they are classified as domestic terrorists, by whom? Right. The fulcrum.

        All of my hope, in this regard (mainly because I see no other way out) is that this rotten assed gov’t get’s itself into a financial bind it cannot get out of and the rats (gov’t employees) will flee the ship and the whole thing will collapse in it’s own footprint as they say. At that point everybody will get a major lesson in self government and realize that the way they have been forced to live all of their lives is not the right way to be. Freedom originates within.

  • EX-Californian Pete October 9, 2021, 2:27 PM

    Wow. Just freakin’ WOW!

    What a great and timely read, and my appreciation for Gerard and especially to Margaret Anna Alice for such a great piece.
    Margaret, I checked out your website and bookmarked it. It’s awesome. I’ll be sharing it with my friends.

    How utterly disparaging to watch that hypocritical, power-hungry Health Officer Kerry Chant stand there DEMANDING that her fellow countrymen do the exact OPPOSITE of what she’s doing on camera- no mask, no distancing, just preaching what she doesn’t practice.

    You can add me to your list of foot soldiers against tyranny- I’m more than well-prepared, and am most heavily equipped. And I’ve had it up to here with all the insanity and treachery being forced upon our nation.
    And yes, like our forefathers, I’m willing to die to defend my liberty.

    • Margaret Anna Alice October 9, 2021, 2:39 PM

      From one ex-Californian to another, thank you, Pete, for your passionate response!

      I so appreciate your kind words about my blog as well as for sharing my work. I encourage you to introduce yourself by replying to the welcome email after joining my mailing list.

      You absolutely nailed the hypocrisy exhibited by Kerry Chant and every colluder of her ilk.

      I am overjoyed to welcome you as a fellow foot soldier. We need ardent truth-tellers and defenders like you. Thank you for standing up for humanity.

      • EX-Californian Pete October 9, 2021, 4:52 PM

        No thanks needed, and I wouldn’t consider my response “passionate,” just blunt.
        To me, being “passionate” usually involves either hot lead, or lots of sweat and slobber!

        Out of curiosity, what part of CA did you live in- before escaping it?
        I lived in Hollywood, North Hollywood, Tarzana, Studio City, Woodland Hills, and then Paradise- until it burned down. Now I’m a Buckeye- back to the state I was born in.

        • Margaret Anna Alice October 9, 2021, 5:17 PM


          Oh my, you lived in Paradise before the fire? I hope you didn’t lose your home! If you haven’t seen it, “Fire in Paradise” is a haunting documentary and reminder of our vulnerability as well as our resilience. Glad you’re in a freer state now.

          I lived in various parts of Southern California and then in the Bay Area (a.k.a. the Inferno) for one wretched, hellacious year before we escaped northward to what we considered Paradisio at the time but which has subsequently become a fascist state in its own right.

          • Vanderleun October 10, 2021, 8:20 AM

            I LIVED “Fire in Paradise” and have never wanted to watch the movie. Ever.

            • Margaret Anna Alice October 11, 2021, 4:18 AM

              Oh my goodness, Gerard, you, too? What a harrowing experience that must have been. I’m so sorry you, your family, and your community had to suffer that. Thank goodness you’re resilient.

          • EX-Californian Pete October 10, 2021, 8:54 AM

            Yes, I lived in Paradise, up until the day it burned down.
            I lost my home, all the contents in it, 5 vehicles including my 2 classic Harleys, my entire machine shop, all my gunsmithing and leathersmithing tools and supplies, a lifetime of possessions, and two very dear friends in the fire.
            The only things I didn’t lose was a car and my life.

            • Margaret Anna Alice October 11, 2021, 4:22 AM

              Pete, what absolutely heartrending losses. I cannot fathom how horrific that must have been. You are indeed a survivor. Blessings to you and take good care.

  • Tom Hyland October 9, 2021, 2:56 PM

    Any military vets reading American Digest?? Just kidding. This is making my blood boil… I’m sure you’ll feel it, too. Here we go… the military is fixing to impose dishonorable discharge to about 350,000 enlisted soldiers because they refuse to be vaxxed.

    • EX-Californian Pete October 9, 2021, 3:28 PM


      Consider what might be a huge silver lining if that mass dishonorable discharge happens.

      And NO- I’m not saying in any way that it’s the right thing to do, or that it’s anything other than tyranny from a senile commie bastard in the White House. What I AM saying is to think about the pushback it’ll cause.
      350,000 loyal Americans who are heavily trained and proficient with military weaponry, standing up for their rights, and will be ANGRY AS HELL at Libtards and Joe Biden.

      I’d say that would automatically put them on “our side.”

      • Margaret Anna Alice October 9, 2021, 3:32 PM

        Pete, I had the same thought! I have also considered the same thing for all of the health care professionals, educators, and other individuals of integrity, wisdom, and ethics who have chosen liberty over obedience—if they’re forcing us to create a parallel world, at least we will have the good guys on our side 🙂

    • Mike Austin October 9, 2021, 7:16 PM

      USAF Medical Service Specialist (90250) June 1972 – September 1975. Served all my time in Texas. Made non-commission officer and was in charge of the Air Force hospital ER for one year. Lots of stories: gun shots, knife fights, murders, car crashes, burns, horrific accidents—you know, the usual. Everyone I performed CPR on died. “It was the best of times; It was the worst of times.” I was not by nature suited to the military, but I did my time and am better for it. When I left the Air Force was probably a better place too.

  • Jewel October 9, 2021, 3:13 PM

    If the unclean can’t get food ain’t nobody can get food. Everybody bring your leetle frens to the shopping festivities. Let’s see how long the apartheid lasts.

    • Mike Austin October 9, 2021, 7:29 PM

      All those big Democrat controlled urban dystopias are completely reliant on food brought in daily by trucks from storehouses and farms in places where everyone has a gun. It would be a terrible shame if those trucks stopped those food deliveries. A terrible shame.

      I read an article once by a US Special Forces guy. He was sitting around with a few of his like-minded buddies when the subject came up of how to bring New York to its knees. They figured out it would take 50 men. Fifty men.

      Certainly I hate those of our enemies who are worthy of hatred. But usually I laugh at them. Lucifer and Democrats hate being mocked.

  • Casey Klahn October 9, 2021, 4:33 PM

    350,000 military to be dishonorably discharged? The fuk you say?

    If I had a small rural city, county or state with plenty of potential resources, I’d wait for those bad eggs to muster out, and then I’d confederate them right into an army of rebels. Rebels who have twice the backbone of the remainder of the military!

    Understand that the bullies in government are not all stupid. Some of them do think this is about vaccines and a pandemic; most understand that it is a cleaving of America, and it amounts to a Ft Sumter moment.

  • ghostsniper October 9, 2021, 6:47 PM

    The army did not tell us we were being injected with swine flu until 6 months later when our blood was drawn to make a vaccine.

    Nor did they tell me they had injected me with hep c 20 years before it was officially discovered.

    They didn’t tell my dad’s air force unit in 1950 they were being injected with streptomycin that killed my dad’s hearing 20 years later.

    The military’s have a long history of experimentation on young soldiers.
    If I had been given the choice I would chosen the DD because as it is their injections almost killed me and my attacked liver may still do just that and I wonder if my son or grand daughter will pay a price for it. I’ve seen no benefit to possessing an HD.

  • Dirk October 9, 2021, 6:47 PM

    Utter nonsense. “ willing to fight for your liberty”. Sure you are, Mam, your piece is indeed well written, but it’s words, dam near hollow words I’ve heard likely a million times before.

    You see these communists have already taken your freedom, without a shot being fired, not one responsible person held accountable. I’m happy to here how your going to fix it. But like the Chicken shit Blog Daddies, talking louder bolder, is and will continue to be a loosing strategy. Was just dipping my toe, over at Peter Whites WRSA place.

    I physically laughed at the nonsense. The bravado, the same people who continue to package and sell utter bullshit.

    Do you think eventually we can talk about realistic solutions,,,,, Na, these blog daddies are not looking for solutions, funnier, to spin the situation, hey their money to be made, man.

    Mam, Admire what it is your trying to do, talking em to death, ain’t working. Frankly I could care less what those piece of shit commies gotta say.

    Good luck to you.

    Dirk Williams. AKA VI

    • Terry October 9, 2021, 9:26 PM

      @Dirk- “Frankly I could care less what those piece of shit commies gotta say. ”

      You may care less, but the commies are in charge, friend. And you best realize that they have a place in a camp for you, just as they have a place in a camp for me. My uncle was a US Army interpreter during the later stages of the Nuremberg trials after WWII. When NAZI’s, commies, say they are going to do something . . . they do something and it is usually horrid.

      You may consider sleeping off any fog left over from any grog and re-read your post above. No offense Sir, just remembering what I saw with my own eyes in Cambodia.

      • Dirk October 10, 2021, 7:39 AM

        Morning Terry, you bring up a great point. Absolutely correct on eventually seeing camps. In fact US MIL Tradoc has penned the “ How To Manual” many years ago, been updated to meet these trying times. FYI, got a copy on my shelves.

        Actually the trials bring up a great point. Monsters, at the trials were given deals by govt, let loose, only to in many instance continue on their nazi, and communist ways. Politically expedient, our govt knew these criminals would come in handy in the future.

        No fog here, I realize what I say can be offensive. That’s the problem Terry, I’m a free thinker, not into group think.

        Here’s the thing, 99% here won’t run, stand up, and fight. Will except their fate do their time, hoping uncle sugar recognizes their really good men and women,just frustrated by the political opposites. Im certain everybody here is in deed a good man or woman. Even the feds stopping by.

        Where I differ, many do, this isn’t politics for me. Republicans and Democrats, every party in between are socialist Marxist scum, example” England WWII”.

        It took a group with a leader with cast iron balls, to save England. England was chalked full of nazis and communist whom secretly tried to tank their British nation, from the halls of parliament

        No I don’t believe im in that circle. Far from it. No intention of leading. My role for ever how long will be the “thorn”.

        Terry I’m not looking for a fight, however a fight IS looking for me and thousands of men like me.

        My positions are mine alone. At 65, I’ve been in this mode for roughly 30 years. We have library’s full of history, of history repeating itself. That’s it, we are not seeing anything new, it’s simply history repeating itself, with new expedient tools applied.

        Perhaps the single most important book I own right now is titles, communist black book. Simply amazing to crack and read the “ HOW TO” play book. Media, education etc etc.

        I have exactly two ways to get to our house, We have 20 ways to get out of here.

        We get caught that’s my fault, I don’t intend todo anything worth getting caught over, until it’s time.

        Terry understand this,THEY are here on AD, THEY know exactly who’s here and where we are. Your Govt is scared shitless of the common man, anything patriot. Anybody whom just may stand up in protest, or worse who’s not the slight bite intimidated by them.

        Remember Dorner! Imagine a 100Dorner’s, Multiplied by a thousand. That my friend is a scary govt nightmare. It’s alive and well, awaiting it’s time to engage.

        Now that these naughty school moms are domestic terrors, well.

        Terry, you’ve already given up. Awaiting your train ride. Hope it works out for you.

        Dirk Williams

        • Terry October 11, 2021, 5:15 PM

          I have not given up anything. You miss read me. I am a leader. My wife and I are more than active in our local “state” defense apparatus. We have trained many, many persons in self defense “work” as well. From blunt weapons to edged to those that go bang. We have done this for many years and clients included police and active military people.

          We only wish to be left alone. We will not give up. I have seen the results of a people who gave up. We must all be on the same page or cease to exist

    • EX-Californian Pete October 10, 2021, 9:00 AM

      I have to ask a serious question- so what are you personally doing for the fight for our liberty? And I hope you answer that, as it seems most folks here do not when I ask them.

      • Vanderleun October 10, 2021, 9:14 AM

        I don’t think anyone should be asked or hectored into saying what they are doing or not doing in that regard. Smart folks don’t say. Others easily say too much.

        • ghostsniper October 10, 2021, 9:30 AM

          True. I keep my eyes and ears peeled for the people I know and trust but when it comes to the bigger picture (WE the people) I have no fucks left. At least half that WE are against me, and so are a percentage of the other half in various ways. Virtually all US citizens alive to day have been programmed to be against the individual and think and act in accordance with the group, no matter what that group name is. This is self destructive. Some of us have broken out of that mold and sought another way. For me it means abandonment of the large groups and isolation with like minded people. Everybody I know is ready and waiting for “something” to happen. And in the meantime we busy ourselves with a variety of things to make life enjoyable and beneficial.

        • EX-Californian Pete October 10, 2021, 10:23 AM

          I only ask, and never hector.
          I just tire of folks who complain about others not doing anything or doing enough, while possibly being guilty of the same. Obviously, I have zero tolerance for hypocrisy.
          Like when someone tells me they never vote, yet they complain non-stop about politics.

          Heck, I’d settle for generic answers like “I’m doing a lot.” Or “I’m doing what I can.”
          Or even “I don’t do anything because it’s hopeless.”

          Smart folks don’t say?
          I guess that might put me in the “stupid” category. It’s certainly possible- heck, maybe I’m too stupid to harbor any of that fear or hatred that seems to be tearing down our country.

          Gerard, if someone asked you if you run a Conservative-leaning website that exposes Liberal treachery and tyranny and is a sort of “gathering place” for like-minded Conservatives, would you answer them, or not?

      • Mike Austin October 10, 2021, 11:28 AM

        What am I doing? Living, laughing, drinking, listening to music on my ferociously expensive audiophile system, riding my ferociously expensive bicycles, writing, having the occasional Marlboro, baking gourmet bread, cooking crazy delicious meals, laughing at the ruling “elites”—in other words, I am doing today what I have been doing for almost 20 years. I will not allow those barbarians in Washington DC to infect my life. They remind me of the syphilis spirochete.

        As for fear of “getting on their bad side”: I have been “on their bad side” since my 14 years spent living the high life south of the Rio Grande. Not my choice I assure you. Without going into detail, I was made known of this fact. Ok then. Nice to know who my enemies are. I might be on some “list”—a very long one by now.

        And so? The show goes on. And so does my life.

  • James ONeil October 9, 2021, 10:21 PM

    Thoughtful, informative, enjoyable essay.

    However in this age of mass hysteria I suspect non compliance is too little and too late.

    I as do a few others here have at least childhood memories, growing up during the end of WW II. For decades, for well over half a century I puzzled over how the German populace and others could support, or at least silently accepted the third reich. I had friends over the years, that were raised in Nazi Germany and they couldn’t explain it satisfactorily. Now I find such quite understandable, more so with each day that passes.

    I, of course wish M. A.A . well and sincerely hope her essays make a difference.

    • Tom Hyland October 10, 2021, 7:30 AM

      Though Gerard posted this 12 minute video only a couple of days ago I’ll add a link to it here to underline that people everywhere, time and time again, succumb to the Big Lie out of ignorance, fear or lazy complacent convenience. https://academyofideas.com/2021/09/the-big-lie-how-to-enslave-the-world/

    • Mike Austin October 10, 2021, 8:21 AM

      How a modern and culturally sophisticated nation like Germany could revert to barbarism in ten years (1923 – 1933) has been and is a morality tale for historians. They have played around with this topic for some 75 years now, and some of these academics have collected fat paychecks and earned fine reputations. Good for them.

      Most of these fellows trace the rise of Nazism to before the First World War—pompously called “the war to end all wars”—and the treaty that resulted from it. Then they discuss the degeneracy of Weimar (though they scrupulously ignore who was behind it) and how this somehow led mirabile dictu to the rise and coming to power of Hitler.

      I would suggest that these historians do not go back nearly far enough. Let’s do so here and now.

      The first mention of the Germans in History appears in the first century BC. They were known by the Romans as barbarians who had the charming habit of placing enemies in wicker baskets and burning them do death to the delight of onlookers. (From this to the ovens of Sobibor 2000 years later is but a small step.) The Romans spent the next 500 years killing as many of these brutes as they could, but the fecundity of German wombs defeated the power of the Roman legions, and the frontiers of the Western Empire succumbed to a vast Germanic onslaught. Eventually all the Romans who could maintain the infrastructure of the dead empire faded away, bringing on what we call the “Dark Ages” (550 – 750 AD). This era was wholly a Germanic phenomenon and only began to dissipate with the rise of the Catholic Church (c. 900 AD). This kept the Germans out of mischief for hundreds of years until the Italian Renaissance (1250 – 1527).

      It was then that the German heretic Martin Luther nailed his “95 Theses” to All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg (1517). (Luther had the odd habit of eating a spoonful of his own feces every morning.) But read his words about the Jews:

      “Therefore be on your guard against the Jews, knowing that wherever they have their synagogues, nothing is found but a den of devils in which sheer self-glory, conceit, lies, blasphemy, and defaming of God and men are practiced most maliciously and veheming his eyes on them…Moreover, they are nothing but thieves and robbers who daily eat no morsel and wear no thread of clothing which they have not stolen and pilfered from us by means of their accursed usury. Thus, they live from day to day, together with wife and child, by theft and robbery, as arch thieves and robbers, in the most impenitent security…one should toss out these lazy rogues by the seat of their pants…but then eject them forever from this country. For, as we have heard, God’s anger with them is so intense that gentle mercy will only tend to make them worse and worse, while sharp mercy will reform them but little. Therefore, in any case, away with them!”

      Yes, “away with them!” Four hundred years later a certain Austrian would do exactly that.

      The point here is that the Germans always since their entrance into History had barbarism in them. It was not this war or that war, this man or that man, that led to totalitarianism. Something in the nature of the Germans themselves went there. It took two world wars, the deaths of 80,000,000, the immolation of their cities and the splitting of Germany into halves to finally, at long last, render the Germans so feeble, so cowed and so subservient that never again will they raise their barbarous heads and attempt yet again to destroy Western Civilization.

      This is what makes the desire to somehow use the experience of Nazi Germany to explain events in the US so damned ridiculous. Americans are not Germans—or for that matter, not Slavs or Bosnians or Rwandans either. Race matters, even subsets of races. If, as so many have feared, Americans are treading along the path of Nazi Germany, then some things need to be explained: 1. For all intents and purposes all of Germany was united behind Hitler until at least 1942. There was and could be no opposition. Is that the same in the US? Nope. One-half of the nation is absolutely opposed to the federal government, and that number increases daily as more and more come to feel the depredations of the ruling elites. 2. The Nazi regime was one of strict gun control. If some German hated his government, there was little he could do about it. How does this correlate to America? It does not. Hitler did not have to figure out how to deal with 1/3 of the population armed to the teeth against him. But our own elites do. And gun ownership is increasing monthly, making the problem of “gun control” worse for them. 3. America was conceived in Liberty. The idea of Germany was conceived in wicker baskets filled with men being burned to death. 4. Imagine huge crowds of Germans during the Nazi regime meeting in stadiums and chanting, “Fuck Adolf Hitler!” Unimaginable. Yet that is what is happening here. “Fuck Joe Biden!” is becoming as popular and as ubiquitous as Nike’s slogan, “Just do it!”

      So anything from the Nazis that we Americans can learn from? Yep. Never give up your guns.

      Here ends the lesson.

      • Casey Klahn October 10, 2021, 9:22 AM

        Ouch, said Mr. Klahn.

        But, I can take it. National and racial identity has substance, but it isn’t predestined (unless you’re French/re: Calvin). Guilty free will is more my style, which perfectly fits the Dutch (re: Jacobus Arminius).

        Luther may’ve eaten his own shit daily, but at least that’s better than the Italians, who eat one anothers.

        You left out the Holy Roman Empire. Also, I would quibble that the Medieval Period, also the Dark Ages, held sway for a thousand years (until @1500 AD). Good to know your millennia.

        • Mike Austin October 10, 2021, 10:15 AM

          Anyone who makes fun of the French has my vote. The Italians are not so much vile as ridiculous. The Germans of today are completely bovine. Spain is busy erasing every part of her glorious past. Portugal has been asleep since Pombal (d. 1782). The Swiss are not known for anything except William Tell, cuckoo clocks and providing banking havens for international criminals. And the Dutch…hard to believe that they once were one of the leading powers of Europe. Their theologians, like Arminius, provided much of the intellectual firepower of the so called “Reformation”. His interminable debates with other Protestant divines make my head spin—and spin, and spin, and spin.

          But the Dutch are cool in my book because they were the first to recognize American independence, the “First Salute” (1776).

          I left out the Holy Roman Empire (800 AD – 1806)—which Voltaire quipped “wasn’t Holy, wasn’t Roman, and wasn’t an Empire”—because though Charlemagne interrupted the so-called “Dark Ages” with his “Carolingian Renaissance” his empire fractured after his death, and over the ensuing centuries fractured even more. What we call now Germany did not yet exist. By the end of the Thirty Years’ War (1648) German speakers were living in dozens of political units—various duchies, kingdoms, principalities and so on—and could not unite to wreak havoc on the rest of Europe. The Holy Roman Emperor himself could not bring together more than a handful of these peoples.

          It was Napoleon who, after Jena, put an end to this fiction. But it was also Napoleon who instilled into Prussia and Austria—the largest German speaking entities in Europe—a strong sense of nationalism. While much of Austria was riven by political squabbles, Prussia went from strength to strength, eventually uniting much of the German speaking world under Bismarck (d. 1898), after which the Germans could once again disturb the peace of Europe. It was this “Iron Chancellor” who supplied the economic and industrial sinews for Germany to embark on the world wars—both German caused—of the 20th century.

          Splitting Germany into halves and militarily occupying it in 1945 made perfect sense. It does not matter at all that Germany is now unified. The Germans have been rendered incapable of ever raising their heads and arms again. They are content to drink their beer, eat their Sauerkraut and beg the Russians for natural gas.

          • Terry October 11, 2021, 6:21 PM

            @Mike A.

            Thank you bringing up Voltaire. In my humble opinion the lessor known books published, authored by the big V. are his best works. In his later life he became closer to the Creator and so made full circle. I think I am going through the same metamorphosis.

            Of course I am just a pauper and have no qualities to compare me to Voltaire or most commenters on AD.

            I do very much enjoy Gerard’s site. This being my Home Page. Wonderful commenters as well !

            • Mike Austin October 11, 2021, 8:19 PM

              The only complete work of Voltaire I have read is “Candide”. Light weight but thoroughly enjoyable. Most are aware of his quote about free speech, “I disapprove of what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it”. There are many devils in that one sentence. A man who supports the rape of 3 year old girls, in Voltaire’s view, has a right to have his speech “defended to the death”. Really?

              Voltaire hated the Catholic Church. “Ecrasez l’Infame!” (“Wipe this damned thing out!”) he wrote. He was thoroughly confused about religious truth: “I say that we should regard all men as our brothers. What? The Turk my brother? The Chinaman my brother? The Jew? The Siam? Yes, without doubt; are we not all children of the same father and creatures of the same God?”

              Any Muslim who heard such nonsense would have cut off Voltaire’s head.

              He was a precursor to much of modern day silliness: He thought Hindus were “a peaceful and innocent people, equally incapable of hurting others or of defending themselves.” Voltaire should have read about Tamerlane and the Hindus. “Voltaire was himself a supporter of animal rights and was a vegetarian.” If he were alive today he might be a vegan.

              Voltaire is often compared to Rousseau: “reason against feeling” as the argument goes. Rousseau was a complete misanthrope, manipulator and liar. I read his “Confessions” and was amazed at his out and out mendacity. Voltaire summed up that idiot in a letter to him: “In reading your work one is seized with a desire to walk on all fours.”

              The thoughts presented by Voltaire and Rousseau end up in the same place: Madame Guillotine.

              All that being said, it is impossible to understand French History from 1730 – 1815 without a working knowledge of Voltaire. The list of men and women he influenced is astounding. Napoleon, Macaulay, Catherine of Russia, Hugo, Borges and so many others. He corresponded regularly with the greatest leaders of his time. He drank 80 cups of coffee daily and lived to be 83. He was, especially in his later years, absolutely disdainful of the rulers of his day.

              I need to—and will—read more of him. He was truly a great man. I thank you for reminding me of that fact.

              “Voilà un homme!”

        • Mike Austin October 10, 2021, 10:26 AM

          Oops. I forgot to comment on: “I would quibble that the Medieval Period, also the Dark Ages, held sway for a thousand years (until @1500 AD).”

          Hard to call the design and building of Chartres cathedral (1193 – 1250) as part of the “Dark Ages”. Hard to call Dante’s “Divine Comedy” (1320) as part of the “Dark Ages”. Hard to call “Summa Theologiae” (1274) as part of the “Dark Ages”.

          The “Dark Ages” ended for good after a short let up (770 – 814 AD) when the Vikings finally calmed down (c. 900 AD), allowing the Frankish monarchy to solidify itself and the Renaissance to really take off.

  • Gnawbone Jack October 10, 2021, 4:36 AM

    Amen and Amen

  • Diana October 10, 2021, 5:10 AM

    Thank you for sharing! A great piece to read and pass on. May God give us the courage.

  • Marica October 10, 2021, 12:16 PM

    Husband worked tirelessly to put together a three-day in person meeting at a resort hotel in Pensacola Beach recently. Forty people signed up. Ten bailed as Delta came around. But we did it! He asked everyone to take photos and post them all over social media. “Live meetings. It can be done.” And they did!

    There were honest to goodness hugs.

    Today marks two weeks since there were more and more hugs in the lobby as we were checking out. I am pleased to say I– as is every single person there– am alive and well.

    Thanks much Gerard and Margaret. Reposting to Gab.

  • Mike Seyle October 10, 2021, 4:31 PM

    Ah, what a thread. I can’t imagine knowing what Mike Austin knows. And you other folks. All delivered because of Gerard. I really do love it. And to those who remind us that speech isn’t action, yep, there’s that. And I sit here in formation, actionless. As we all do.

  • Terry October 11, 2021, 10:33 PM

    I would suggest people go to the site where Margaret’s letter and links are posted and study what she is conveying. Study it please.

    My wife Susan and I lived in a very harsh weather area in the mountains of Nevada for eighteen years. We lived in a warm weather camping trailer in an area at 5900′ elevation that got as low as minus 30 degrees F. Winds reached velocities of over 90 MPH. We got flooded, snowed-in and were in constant danger of wild fire in the summer seasons.

    Off grid and no communications. The area was full of unfriendly bears and mtn. lions. I could go on, but my point is there are people like Susan and myself who know something about survival. We can live through some pretty tough environmental conditions. Several people who did not know what the hell it could be like out our way lost their lives.

    Our foe now is our own .g*v. They openly want us disappeared. I have seen the end result of this sort .g*v. I saw what was left of thousands of Cambodians with my own eyes in Cambodia. It started with the people being forced to surrender their guns. Shortly after that they were systematically murdered.

    Murdered by Communist thugs and the world did nothing to help stop the slaughter. Nothing.

    We have to get people on board/clued-in. Doing nothing IS collusion friends. You must speak up. You cannot stay silent. You cannot just ignore the world and be content and cozy in your little birds nest. The en*my is inside the wire and he wants you and me d**d. We have the raw numbers to turn this around without any violence, easily. I do not condone violence or suggest it.

    • Tom Hyland October 13, 2021, 8:23 AM

      I salute you, Terry, and your wife. too. It’s the absolute truth the US govt. is working hard to erase us all. What’s happened in Australia is a tragedy and could easily devolve into mass genocide, all because these people gave up their guns. Doing nothing is collusion with the enemy. Some of the articles and videos Gerard has been posting lately hopefully are being forwarded far and wide. I never joined facebook, twitter or any of the monster-size social network sites, but I’ve been censured and permanently banned from Nextdoor-Santa Fe and the local newspaper. It’s an echo-chamber of compliance and the bleating of the sheep in this town, and I was interrupting their chorus. This is a 1 hour video titled “Monopoly-Who Owns the World” and I hope Gerard places this atop American Digest soon with a headline and graphic. Everybody needs to be made aware. Stopworldcontrol.com is a depository of powerful information. https://www.stopworldcontrol.com/monopoly

      • Humdeedee October 14, 2021, 10:10 PM

        Thank you for the link to the documentary, Tom. Riveting and frightening, to say the least. I don’t understand the overwhelming need that these people have for the acquisition of power. Is mega wealth the driver – especially when it’s all they’ve ever known? Having all material needs met, bequeathed by generations of forebears, must leave an emptiness that can only be filled with a consuming aspiration to acquire power over all but the few in their evil cohort.

        As the The King James version of the Bible says, “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows”. 1 Timothy 6:10

  • Mike Austin October 12, 2021, 2:56 AM

    Not quite the “van life” young folks today chatter about. To have lived for 18 years as you and your wife did says a great deal about you.

    Many claim to be tough and ready for what’s coming. You actually are.