Apr 10, 2023·edited Apr 10, 2023Liked by Mark Changizi

"So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself - nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyses needed efforts to convert retreat into advance."

- Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Inaugural Address, March 4, 1933

"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty."

- Pres. John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address, January 20, 1961

Imagine, if you will, the world in January, 2020 was met with a speech by an American president who called upon those historic proclamations about the cause of freedom and liberty in the face of fear of infectious disease that was growing about (Fake?) news spreading from Wuhan, China. How what we knew as normal back then would still seem normal. And life since would seem like a Twilight Zone episode. For those of us who didn't lose our senses it does seem like the Twilight Zone.

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Fear is what I indeed feared most in early March of 2020.

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If it was "that bad" and the interventions like masks and lockdowns worked people would have done them willingly. If people would not choose to do it willingly then they were willing to take the risk with their own lives and shouldn't have been forced to use those interventions.

Mandates are NEVER the way to go because people will use an intervention willingly if it's good, and if something has to be mandated it means people don't think it's as bad or not as worried about it as others which means it shouldn't be mandated on them.

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I agree, there is no justification for these interventions. Not with this mild virus, not with an incredibly dangerous virus, not with anything. The interventions destroyed freedom. As free people, we must all choose for ourselves what risks we're willing/able to take, no matter the circumstance. Otherwise, we don't really have freedom, now, do we?

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