By AlaskaWatchman.com

Even while courts rule against President Biden’s vax mandates, our freedoms are, like the Paul Simon song by the same name, “Slip-sliding away.” This is because corporate America is both intimidated and controlled by leftist cretins sitting at the top of the pyramid. Or perhaps they are just plain stupid in the face of wokeness, and mindlessly toe the leftist line.

One of the best ways to judge your loss of freedom is through travel. Can you visit another country without vaccination proof, or board a plane without donning a useless and virtue-signaling mask? Can you enter an airport without the dread of a long TSA “security theater” line, or the threat of being patted down?

If you say something about “Fourth amendment guarantees,” will you be set aside like a naughty child, who at best receives a lecture, and, at worse, misses his flight?

Do you find that you often catch yourself in mid-sentence, to mentally check if perhaps you are using words that might possibly offend someone?

Have you seen the airport display boards stating, “No second warning”? What will happen if you complain about COVID regulations to an entry-level flight attendant? Will you be ordered off the plane if you have written something politically incorrect on your mask? Will the plane turn around if it has already taken off?

Surly you’ve heard the incessant PA announcements, blaring throughout America’s airports: “If you see something, say something.”

Can you show up at a local school board meeting and not feel the dread of saying the wrong thing, that might be followed by a SWAT team visit or FBI raid? Has it inhibited your style of commentary or willingness to get involved?

Can you enter a hospital without dreading that it might become your prison? Can your friends and relatives visit while you recover from an accident? If you do not like your treatment for a sickness, can you walk out?

If you need foot surgery, will you be required to wear a mask while visiting the podiatrist, forced to take a COVID test, or get the jab?

Why do we honor Patrick Henry and his famous line, “Give me liberty, or give me death”? Was it all just lip service?

What will happen if you attend a political or protest rally that is not sanctioned by the left? Will there be trolls in the crowd, waiting to sabotage the event? Will the media portray your intentions as honorable? Will the media even cover it?

Can you keep your job without risking your life, your DNA or your fertility to an experimental injection?

If you refuse to use the proper politically correct gender-neutral pronouns, will you be subject to a corporate woke sensitivity training session and encircled by fellow employees who point out your white, racist sins? Even if you are non-white?

Do you trust your governor, mayor, pastor, pharmacist, doctor, sports hero, school administrator or state legislator? Do you trust the military anymore?

Do you belong to a civic organization? Have they issued bulletins or newsletters discussing their new politically correct policies?

Do you find that you often catch yourself in mid-sentence, to mentally check if perhaps you are using words that might possibly offend someone?

When alone in a small group, enjoying dinner or a drink trusted friends or co-workers or neighbors, do you find that at last you can speak your mind and that, lo and behold, they agree with you? Do you say things you would never utter at work, even with the very same people?

Do you question the origins of the virus and the nefarious contents of experimental jab?

Do you portray an a “official” personality in public, but a different, “unofficial” one at home?

If the answers to the questions are, yes, then you are beginning to experience what it is like to live in a communist society, a command economy, and a propaganda-driven culture. Not only is society split, but we also split ourselves, playing make-believe in the daytime – and reality at home.

This is no way to live. It is intolerable because it is inhuman and slavish. Is survival the only virtue?

Why do we honor Patrick Henry and his famous line, “Give me liberty, or give me death”? Was it all just lip service?

The views expressed here are those of the author.

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Hard questions we must ask as liberty slips away

Bob Bird
Bob Bird ran for U.S. Senate in 1990 and 2008. He is a past president of Alaska Right to Life, a 45-year Alaska resident and a retired public school teacher. He has a passion for studying and teaching Alaska and U.S. constitutional history. He lives on the Kenai Peninsula and is currently a daily radio talk-show host for The Talk of the Kenai, on KSRM 920 AM from 3-5 pm and heard online radiokenai.com.