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One Way or Another, January 2021 Will be Historic

Guest Piece by Karen Kataline

It’s difficult to recognize extraordinary when you’re living in it.

Anyone who is the least bit curious about which way this country will go is eagerly, anxiously, or fearfully looking forward to Wednesday, January 6, 2021 and whatever will follow.

People who often agreed are split from one another. New alliances are being formed. We are in a major shift. The fact that some people don’t or can’t see it is part of the fundamental disagreement.

I’ve made no secret of what I think will ultimately happen. I have bets that Donald Trump will be inaugurated as President for the next four years.  It’s amazing how many people I know have given up hope of that happening.

Others have called for Trump to concede. That has been particularly perplexing, but among the things Donald Trump’s presence has ushered in, is his ability to expose who people really are and always were.

He will continue to do that as he and his team attempt to make their case for voter fraud as the Left and it’s minions do everything they can to tamp down their ability to be heard so that citizens themselves can make up their own minds.

It would seem that a side that doesn’t want it’s opponent’s case to be heard is in the weakest position, but somehow, what is obvious is obfuscated today, and what is preposterous is accepted as truth.

I have continued to ponder why any conservative would call for Trump to concede at precisely the most important moment in his stunning tenure thus far. This will be the decisive moment an they’re bailing?

Is it because these politicians and pundits don’t see or agree with the “do or die” situation we are in?  I wonder if those with the most political experience have the hardest time recognizing a completely unique situation because that experience clouds their judgement rather than informs it.

This alone doesn’t make me correct, but it does seem to be a major dividing line among people of good will.

I believe this is the “do or die” moment. Communists will either strike the final blow to America, or Donald Trump against all odds, will save our country and by extension, the free world from tyranny.

Many might think that sounds “overly dramatic” but there are genuinely dramatic times in life and in the life of a country and this is one of them.  We have been lulled into believing that times of great historic significance only happened 200+ years ago. Not so.

We have crossed the Rubicon into tyranny already.  We have Leftist/progressive Mayors, Governors and un-elected bureaucrats shutting down businesses and/or telling them how to run them which will lead to their slow death.  It’s tough for people to admit that this is exactly what they want but what other conclusion can one come to?

Said Leftists are systematically robbing The People of all five pillars of the First Amendment, and will do so with and all the rest. Almost every institution or sphere of influence in our country has been infiltrated by those unfaithful to the Constitution.  Other well-funded groups who hate this country continue to be eager to assist them.

Officials at the highest levels in every branch of our government have been bribed, blackmailed or otherwise compromised.  If this isn’t a crisis, what would one look like?

Trump is NOT fighting for his re-election, which he most likely won in a landslide, out of ego.  He knows all the above and more.

I believe that this moment is the real reason he ran in the first place  He loves this country. He wants to leave it intact and secure for his grandchildren and yours. If he can accomplish what he came to Washington to do and go up against this massive amount of evil and corruption and win he will go down as among the greatest Presidents who ever lived.

This will be a historic week and a historic month.

Happy New Year, and let true justice be done in 2021.

Karen Kataline is a commentator, columnist & talk show host. She holds a Master’s Degree from Columbia University and is a sought after guest on talk shows around the country.

 

 

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Tyranny is the Deadliest Virus

Guest Contribution from Karen Kataline

Why do men lust for power over other men?  Here, I refer to “men” in the classical sense, as in “mankind.”

Such men are never content to be masters of their own fate. They are doggedly determined to be masters over others as well.

This ubiquitous human failing is rooted in hubris, ignorance and insecurity. It has also proven to be as contagious and deadly as any plague. Genocides have grown out of such tyranny when people tried too late to reject authoritarianism and the sick ideologies that have often accompanied it.

Some, including myself, are stupefied by how few people understand the difference between being asked to do something and being ordered with the power and force of government to do it.

Before COVID-19 changed life as we formerly knew it,  we saw numerous manufactured protests over false stories and petty grievances. The primary complaint was usually that the offending word or action constituted tyranny. On it’s face, it was ridiculous.

Today, those same Leftist agitators and protestors could not have rushed fast enough to comply with orders that are the very definition of tyranny.  Not only have they complied but they’ve been among the first to bully those who dare to question or maybe even protest!

How did we arrive at a place where so few Americans understand the definition and the preciousness of Liberty?

Indeed, it appears that we are dealing with an ugly virus which is deadlier to some age groups and geographic areas than others, but the same politicians who have zealously shut down entire states have stubbornly rejected any good news. They are committed to ramping up fear which makes it conveniently more likely that citizens will view their extreme orders as necessary and proper.

It took governor Jared Polis of Colorado 45 minutes into one of his numerous press conferences to mention that  9 out of 10 people won’t require any medical treatment at all–not even an aspirin. We’re thankful this isn’t the Bubonic plague.  If it were, heightening public fear would hardly be necessary.

The more that Americans dutifully comply with increasingly strict orders from politicians and government bureaucrats to shut down their lives and their livelihoods and confine themselves to their homes, the stricter and more stringent those orders continue to become.

In Laredo Texas people are now required to wear a face mask when going out in public or risk a $1,000.00 fine.  New York’s Socialist Mayor didn’t just demand that churches and synagogues close, but he threatened to shut down one synagogue “permanently” because they defied his orders.

New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo is telling families to distance themselves from one another even inside their own homes. Can video policing be far behind?  In some states, phone companies have made cell phone location data available to government officials to enable mass enforcement of stay-at-home orders.

Authoritarianism breeds even more authoritarianism and, like a virus, it spreads. We now have “social shaming” and spying on one’s neighbors, all with the nodding encouragement of the same government bureaucrats who continue to ramp up fear and intimidation.

The virus of tyranny has also spread from governor to governor, from “asks” to orders, and then, to fines, punishment and threats of imprisonment. It hasn’t mattered how biased, subjective or extreme their dictates and demands have been. For example, pot shops and public transportation have been deemed essential in Colorado, but traveling alone in one’s private vehicle or visiting Hobby Lobby are considered “non-essential” and are therefore, forbidden. Is it merely a coincidence that the former two things have been perennial favorites of the Left while they have always detested the latter two things?

What sort of a mentality cannot tolerate the rights of others to self-determination, personal freedom, and responsibility?  Take away responsibility, and you take away freedom as well. That’s why it’s not surprising that the first endeavor of Socialists is to take away responsibility from a willing public with a velvet glove and then take away their freedom with an iron fist.

Perhaps most disturbing is that so many Americans don’t understand that they live in the most exceptional country in history precisely because it was created to afford every citizen the greatest possible individual freedom and personal responsibility. America’s power and prosperity, which Socialists have so desperately wanted to blunt, was built on exactly those values.

If Liberty isn’t held as a moral imperative, a virus, or anything else, can and will become the excuse to rob us of it.

As the virus of tyranny continues to spread through our nation, it is not only possible but essential that we take care of our Liberties as well as our health.  If we don’t, we will lose both.

 

That is all.

Karen Kataline is a commentator, columnist & talk show host. She holds a Master’s Degree from Columbia University and is a frequent guest host on AM Talk Radio.

 

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