Why Are Americans So Complacent?

Every day that I go on the internet I see videos of people protesting in various countries. And I’m not talking about hundreds or thousands, I am talking about MILLIONS. Here are some examples:

  1. England – thousands protest against vaccine passports and stay at home orders
  2. France- millions of French citizens protest against vaccine and masks mandates and vaccine passports. Many want to remove President Macron.
  3. Germany – thousands of demontrators clash with police over vaccine mandates and passports. The Germans ought to know how this can go!
  4. Belgium- thousands protest vaccine mandates and are beaten by police.
  5. Australia- hundreds of thousands protest against lockdowns and mandatory vaccines. Police beat those who will not comply
  6. Canada- thousands protest stay at home orders and proposals for vaccine passports.
  7. Greece-thousands are attacked by police with tear gas and water cannons as they protest against vaccine mandates proposed by their government.
  8. Italy- thousands protest the “green pass” vaccine passport. Violence breaks out on the floor of their capitol between lawmakers.
  9. Thousands demonstrate in Ireland against lockdowns and mask orders

So, in the midst of all of this, one wonders why there are no protests in the United States, particularly in California and New York, whose governors have implemented the most draconian measures to force the vaccines.

To be honest, there have been protests in both of those states. The largest were in Los Angeles and New York City. In New York City, citizens are finally seeing the ultimate oppression of a Communist mayor. And, there have been some protests against individual businesses who have told workers they must get vaccinated, including some against federal government orders.

Other U.S. protests have been about forcing children to wear masks in school. Parents have seen the studies showing how dangerous this is for children as the masks actually breed more bacteria than prevent transmission of a virus that is not statistically dangerous to kids.

But, there has been NOTHING as large as the European protests in the U.S.

This seems odd since our country is one that was built on the protection of individual rights under the Constitution. And, we are one of the only countries where our citizens are still armed by the 2nd Amendment.

I can think of many reasons. One is that our government is now making examples of people who go against them by jailing the people who breached the Capitol on January 6th, holding them without bail and on rather minor charges. But, by convening a “panel” to investigate this incident that is basically a packed jury, by using police as witnesses ( and not just police but lying, wimpy, crying police.) BY THE WAY, it seems odd to me that one of the testifying, crying policeman was a Black man crying about being called the “n”word. But, when you go see his social media posts you see that he is racist and advocate for violence against a former President and white people in general. But, pardon that digression. So, any potential protesters might think twice. It’s almost as if Pelosi and her SS wanted that to happen.

Our country is spread out and while many states may be taking drastic measures, many are not. Good job Texas, Florida, and South Dakota. There are others. But, even in Maryland where our so called “Republican” Governor implemented the most drastic measures last year, there are few protests against possible vaccine passports. And we are not a large state geographically. Plus, we can’t really use that excuse when we see that Australia seemed to be able to figure out their long distances between areas. Perhaps the fact that states can make their own decisions keeps protests down.

Maybe we have divided attention. Between the garbage that the Biden regime and our elite leaders throw at us every day, Americans feel like they are playing Whack-a-mole. Critical race theory in our schools, measures to defund the police, violent BLM and Antifa riots that are ignored, out of control spending of our tax dollars in order to bribe voters and bankrupt the middle class and small businesses, corruption in our recent election and of course, the disaster at the border keep us hammering at a different crisis each day. And who can forget that most of the population is busy watching the latest media crack on cable. It’s hard to focus.

Americans are also very trusting, kind people. They want others to think of them as fair, compassionate, and willing to help fellow citizens. So, when the commercials air telling us to “get the vaccine” for our neighbors and friends, for our country, etc. many believe it. They can’t understand why anyone wouldn’t.

But, let’s talk about trust. Many of us who lived through the 60’s observed many protests against the Vietnam War. The mottos of these protesters were “Question Authority,” “Don’t trust ‘the man,'”and “Hell no, we won’t go.” Where are these people who never took the word of the government as gospel? Are they all dead? No, most of them are out there proclaiming Trump as Hitler while letting the authoritarian Biden regime run roughshod over our rights. And they have trained their children in those ideas.

My parents, who were Conservative, my Dad was lifetime military, taught me just the opposite. Yes, you were respectful to your parents, your teachers and other adults, but you also were taught to analyze and think for yourselves. You were taught that questioning was what citizens did in order to keep government accountable. We didn’t always do it when we should have. However, they did instill in us that the government could not violate our rights. That was wrong because people in power now don’t care about our rights. So, let the questions and challenges begin.

But, somehow, the “revolutionaries” of the past have gone silent. One wonders why. Now they make signs for ” unity” and scream at people in the supermarket for not wearing masks. They jump with both feet into vaccine passports and contact tracing. Did they have too much free love and drugs in the past? Or were they always about Communism and not freedom? I think we know the answer.

Ultimately, I think the main reason Americans haven’t gotten out en masse is that we are a bit lazy in our freedom and rights. After all, how many of us have had government truly restrict us up until last year? How many of us have been hurt economically, physically, etc. by the government before last year’s “pandemic” ? Perhaps the military is one group who can say that has happened consistently between the unjustified wars and the lousy Veterans Administration.

But most of us, unless a law passed directly affected our bottom line, have been blissfully unaware. And when others told us what was coming, we said, “That can’t happen here, we have the Constitution protecting our rights.” Yeah, okay.

Now that it IS happening, it’s as if we are in such denial that we actually think that others can protest for us. It’s too much trouble, too scary to do it ourselves. We keep looking around for someone ELSE to take the risk.

That’s not going to work.

The Europeans get it. They’ve been down this road before with their leaders. Some of them have already had their freedoms taken away and they found out what that is. Australians have seen their friends and neighobrs beaten for refusal to take the vaccine. They understand.

We are fighting for our lives and the lives of our children and grandchildren. And I am not talking about the risks of the vaccines ( gene therapy.) I’m talking about the danger of losing our freedom and independence.

From the movie “Braveheart,” ” Aye, fight and you may die. Run, and you’ll live…at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin’ to trade ALL days from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they will never take…OUR FREEDOM!” – Mel Gibson as William Wallace

And another one. “God woudn’t have woke you up if you weren’t meant to be here. ” This was from a post by someone on Telegram. It resonated with me.

We were meant to be here. So let’s get going.

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I am a 67 year old runner and conservative. I taught for 31 years and retired a few years back. In my life, I have coached and judged gymnastics, coached softball, and raised two amazing kids.

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