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Is Black Lives Matter a Communist or Terrorist Organization?

Updated 11-23-2021

For those who actually think Black Lives Matter is a "good" organization and were actually stupid (or evil) enough to give this terrorist organization positive marks in a poll, here are some facts (not my opinions), as most are from their own words and actions.
Yet sadly our MSM refuses to reports these facts as they are on the side of evil, communism, and terrorism. As well, this Terrorist organization hijacked the George Floyd murder which might have been able to achieve real police reform that most admit is needed for ALL races and not just for unjust killings, but simple abuses of power. However many are so burned out by the terrorism of BLM that the message is now lost.

Black Lives Matter is a Coomunist Terrorist Oranization

Fact One:
BLM Leader Says Whites 'Sub-Human,' Should Be 'Wiped Out'
Reference: BLM Leader Says Whites ‘Sub-Human,’ Should Be ‘Wiped Out’

Fact Two:
Black Lives Matter co-founder describes herself as 'trained Marxist'
Reference: Black Lives Matter co-founder describes herself as ‘trained Marxist’

Fact Three:
Black Lives Matter fundraising handled by group with convicted terrorist on its board
Reference: Black Lives Matter fundraising handled by group with convicted terrorist on its board

Fact Four:
Black Lives Matter Leader Threatens to Burn the Country Down
Reference: Black Lives Matter Leader Threatens to Burn the Country Down

Fact Five:
The use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes.
Reference: Dictionary.com; terrorism

Fact Six:
Black Lives Matter Support and connections to/for Terrorist group Hamas Reference: BLACK LIVES MATTER and its Muslim partners in crime from CAIR/Hamas (warning some very disturbing videos including the beating of a young woman)
Reference: Hamas and Black Lives Matter: A marriage made in hell

Fact Seven:
Black Lives Matter Declares War on Family which is right out of the Communist & Fascist manifestos as for both Lenin and Hitler, as both believe the State is better equipped to raise the family (despite statistics that show otherwise).
Reference: Black Lives Matter Declares War on Family

Fact Eight:
BLM was founded on a false premise and lies
Reference: Video; The Trayvon Hoax: Unmasking the Witness Fraud that Divided America

Fact Nine:
BLM hates Christians
Reference: Godless BLM Rioters ATTACK CHRISTIANS on Church Steps, Disrupt Sermon with “Black Lives Matter” Chants

Fact Ten:
BLM is racist; A co-founder of the Black Lives Matter chapter in Toronto wrote in a now-deleted Facebook post that "white people are a genetic defect of blackness."
Reference: BLM leader: Whites are subhuman 'genetic defects'

Fact Eleven:
BLM member kills young lady for stating "all lives matter"
Reference: Young mom, 24, shot dead ‘after telling Black Lives Matter protesters “all lives matter” during argument about movement’

Fact Twelve:
When they say “Black Lives Matter,” it is clear the left does not mean black lives like the one of Bernell Tremmell.
Reference: Black Man Known for Standing Outside With ‘Vote Trump’ Signs Murdered in Broad Daylight

Fact Thirteen:
With the burning of Bibles, the similarities between BLM/ Antifa agitators in the United States and the Chinese Communist Party, along with the Brownshirt Nazis continue to grow.
Reference: Burning Bibles in Portland Shows their true Colors

Fact Fourteen:
BLM/Antifa murders local Portland man just because he was wearing a MAGA hat, then brags about it at rally.

Fact Fifteen:
BLM harass persons leaving RNC including gay man throwing out homophoebic slurs.
Reference: Brandon Straka speaks out after enduring homophobic attack from BLM activists

Fact Sixteen:
Person attempts to assassinate to officers in cold blood and BLM protestors show up at hospital yelling that they hope they will die and attempting to block entry into the hospital.
Reference: Protesters show up at LA hospital treating ambushed cops, yell 'I hope they f------ die'

Fact Seventeen:
BLM uses terrorist tactics to shake down Trader Joes for money.
Reference: Coming soon, food desert: BLM shakes down Seattle Trader Joe's for a 15% cut

Fact Eightteen:
BLM harasses little girls because of skin color. While this may not be a terrorist action, this certainly is EVIL!
Reference: BLM Agitators Harass Young Cheerleaders, Accuse Girls of ‘White Privilege’

Fact Nineteen:
BLM proves once and for all that they are INDEED a terrorist organization as they side with terrorist groups attacking Israel
Reference: Black Lives Matter 'stands in solidarity' with Palestinians

Fact Twenty:
Once again BLM & Antifa show their dictionary/textbook definition of terrorism as they terrorize this woman.
Reference: BLM-Antifa mob terrorizing a woman who was protesting peacefully

Fact Twenty-One:
BLM calls Christmas Parade attack in Wisconsin killing and injuring many (including children) the start of a revolution.
Reference: Milwaukee BLM 'militant' says Christmas parade attack my be start of 'revolution'

Sadly the Presbyterian Church USA supports this Communist/Terrorist Political organization, just take a look at this "snip" from their home page banner:
Presbyterian Church USA supports BLM, Black Lives Matter

VIDEO: Black Lives Matter is a Domestic Terrorist Organization | Change My Mind

Further Reading:
The real mission of “Black Lives Matter” – Destruction of the family, LGBT agenda, open borders, plus bizarre racist doctrine
QUOTES from above article:
"A violent Marxist-Leninist group at its core. Its goals are ultimately destructive to blacks.
A magnet for radicals, shallow white liberals, angry blacks, corrupt politicians, and sleazy corporations.
Their violence, disruption, and intimidation tactics are reminiscent of the Nazi Brownshirts, the true original fascists. And they have vast legal resources to litigate government entities that get in their way and defend the criminal actions of their activists."

As well & in closing, this Terrorist organization hijacked the George Floyd murder which might have been able to achieve real police reform that few admit is not needed for ALL races and not just for unjust killings, but simple abuses of power. However many are so burned out by the terrorism of the clearly Communist/Marxist BLM political organization that the message is now lost.

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Was The Murder Of George Floyd Racism Or Something Else?


Updated 6-13-20

With the protesting and Terrorism going on based on the murder of George Floyd, I want to challenge the narrative that the corrupt MSM and the far left has placed on this murder from the beginning, especially since 99% of person in the country agree that this is murder.

This challenge is that this was really racism (or even more so the lie put forth that this was systemic racism).

Since we are a country based on innocent until proven guilty (despite woke liberal Millennials who want us to more have a Napoleonic system of just due to their lack of a good education IMHO), WHERE IS THE EVIDENCE OF RACISM HERE? It is well established that they worked together as bouncers and knew each other for some time, but where is there evidence that this murder was driven by racism based on comments, evidence, etc. at the time of the murder or previously.
Reference: Definition of Racism

What there is evidence for is that this cop had a history of issues, yet he still remained on the force, but less publicized by our corrupt news media is that this department had a murder of a white Australian woman a few years earlier by a Black Somali Minneapolis officer.
Also ignored by the corrupt media is that the Chief is also black, which my only point in this is if there was racism involved, why would a black Chief look the other way?????
Reference: Wikipedia; Shooting of Justine Damond

Shooting of Justine Damond, Minneapolis Police Department

Further evidence that the MSM charges of "Systemic Racism" are false:
*YouTube; What The Left Won’t Tell You About The Plight Of Black People And The Myth Of Systemic Racism by MRCTV
*YouTube; Candace Owens - I DO NOT support George Floyd and I refuse to see him as a martyr!

As well, this incidence in 2017 where Tony Timpa died in the same gruesome way (if not worse since there was no crowd that tried to help) is further proof that this was not race related, just rogue cop related. In fact with Tony Timpa, the officers escaped prosecution due to a corrupt judge. Where was the outcry here, certainly no racism?
*'You're gonna kill me!': Dallas police body cam footage reveals the final minutes of Tony Timpa's life

Officer Chauvin who is accused in the murder of Floyd, had 13 complaints since 2003, many for excessive force. And while some of these victims such as Ira Latrell Toles were black, most were not from what I was able to find out (any correction to this is welcome).
This again speaks to a cop with short fuse as other who knew have spoken out too, but not racism (although one person claimed that there was racial tension, but no proof was provided, it was clearly a "heresay" statement).

Where the focus should have been from the beginning instead of our corrupt media looking for just another way to divide us and take out Trump is to focus on how to weed out bad cops and deal with departments that allow this and look the other way such as the other officers who refused to intervene even as bystanders pleaded with them.
As well, why is the Minneapolis Chief not answering questions for his culpability in allowing this cop to keep his job based on many known issues?
Frankly the media response has been about as corrupt as it gets with the many questions they SHOULD BE ASKING, BUT ARE NOT!

I know from my life, that when our family was harmed by a predator, that eventually resulted in our sudden move to Oregon, we had to deal with authorities that would not look for the truth and just about as bad, persons with the ability to stop the violence against my family purposely chose to look the other way.

Sorry, I do not buy the line that "no lives matter until black lives matter" because this was NOT what this was about, despite the lies of the media and left that feed on people who are uniformed and refuse to look past memes and know even a little history.

Charge of Racism used as a tool by the left

Sadly this Terrorism based on the false charge of racism has killed more black men, so if we apply the liberal charge of racism they way they want it, the protesters are the ones guilty of racism.

Black persons killed in riots, terrorism in USA

As to "White Privilege" is often evoked too. While this certainly true many years back it is rare or often even the opposite. In fact a white person would have a lower chance of getting into college with an 'A' than a black person with a 'B'.
From my own experience, I was bullied as a child to the point I ran away from home and ended up in the hospital with a bleeding ulcer in the 6th grade. Later in life after authorities failed to help after the rape of my wife an threats made against my daughter, I was forced to leave everything I worked for behind and live in a 27' motor-home with a family of 5. Even to this date, I constantly have to defend my life's works articles on aquarium care as I am attacked weekly.
I know of another white person close to me that has equal if not worse struggles in life and is also white.
So you tell me where my white privilege is?

Finally, I would ask how I am responsible for the death of George Floyd as the tone of many protesters is. Who really responsible?
It is the City of Minneapolis and frankly those who voted for the current “blue” government there. This includes the Mayor and Police Chief (who happens to be black too) who have clearly looked the other way to systemic issues within this department.
To blame me for so called white privilege even though my life has been anything but or police in other cities/communities across the country is lazy at best, evil at its core.

Again this is not to underscore the death of George Floyd, but both the media and the so-called protesters are barking up the wrong tree which even remedial common sense should be able to detect.
I will also add as someone who went through a devastating event with my family, I was as much outraged by the other officers who looked the other way as Floyd was killed as I know in my families case, there were persons with the ability and even authority to stop this event before it got to the point it did with the rape of my wife and harm to my daughter, forcing us to move to protect our family.

If this does not represent every Muslim, 911

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Update 6/19/2020

Much of what this article predicted has been proven true and that is just like the WMD predictions that got us into the war with Iraq, this has proven to be a much milder virus than all the scare tactics predicted (which sadly still continue).
Reference: NPR: “Mounting Evidence” Suggests COVID Not As Deadly as Thought. Did the Experts Fail Again?


My niece is a Teaching Doctor with additional pHd and specializes in Geriatric care and lives and works in the epicenter of the Coronavirus outbreak in Washington; she has stated that the media has way over blown this and stated the need to shut everything down is ridiculous and only leads to fear, hoarding, undo stress, & even suicide.
Yes we do need to shut down some things such as maybe schools and very large venues and certainly practice social distancing. HOWEVER, we also should not be holed up in our homes, getting fresh air outdoors along with exercise! Any Doctor worth his or her salt will tell you this too!!!

Also, one major aspect of this virus that is NOT being reported is that many who have the virus, never show a symptom or the symptoms are very mild.

As well the death statistics are based on bad base numbers. As with influenza, many who contract this virus show little or no symptoms and then never seek medical help. These people then never become part of the data base. My point, as an example, is if you have a base of say 100 people and 2 persons die you have a 2% death rate, but the facts are the base is much higher due to those never reported.

My wife works a local major retailer told me just yesterday that there are people in line crying in fear (many in their 30s and clearly not in the risk group)

Also here in Oregon, our Governor (Kate Brown) is shutting down businesses (that the facts show has not contributed to the spread of this virus), thus destroying peoples livelihoods and add even more to stress and potential suicides!

Finally, what is also not being reported is that some tests are now showing a drug that has been around for a long time; Chloraquine Phosphate (used for treatment of Malaria), has been effective when used early with Coronavirus (despite claims to the contrary which is why there is still a shortage in my industry as Doctors continue to snap it up).
References: *Breakthrough: Chloroquine phosphate has shown apparent efficacy in treatment of COVID-19 associated pneumonia in clinical studies
*An effective treatment for #Coronavirus #COVID-19 has been found in a common anti-malarial drug
*Old malaria drug hydroxychloroquine may help cure coronavirus: study

This has also caused a rush on products that contain Chloraquine even though not intended for human use, such as aquarium treatments with eBay and others selling small quantities for over $300 (although not all sellers are gouging such as AAP Marex Chloraquine Phosphate)


Wuhan Coronavirus Facts verus hype

MORE IN DEPTH: Please Read On

QUOTE from Steve Elliott:
"America and the world are rushing headlong into a global recession sparked, not by a deadly virus but, by FEAR of a deadly virus.
Since the ramifications for our nation -- and for you and me individually -- are quite enormous, I want to offer you some context and resources that can help you sort out the TRUTH of what's really happening.
+ + Biggest FEAR PLAY I've ever seen.
First off, this is without a doubt the most widespread FEAR PLAY I've ever seen. Visit Drudge Report today and you'll discover TWENTY-SIX links at the top of the page about the Chinese Coronavirus -- all DOOM AND GLOOM.


There is no context. No counterpoint. And it's the same just about everywhere.
Yes, it's a new, deadly virus, but the actions being taken by world leaders to SHUT DOWN entire countries (Italy is now shut down) may be a dangerous overreaction.

If we allow FEAR to rule the day, we could find ourselves in a global recession that negatively affects our families in profound ways and even directly impacts our November elections.
I don't need to go so far as to say the upcoming election is the motivation behind the fear push, although some in the pundit class are already calling this "Trump's Katrina" and the New York Times published an op-ed calling it the "TrumpVirus." Still, it is a very likely reality that our elections could be significantly impacted by the fear push by publicly damaging the President. (Of course, it could go the other way and the President's actions in response to the Coronavirus crisis could actually boost his approval.)

So why am I more concerned with the FEAR than the VIRUS?
+ + Busting the Myths...
Because I've been doing some digging...
And it's looking more and more like the Chinese Coronavirus will ultimately look a lot more like the 2009-10 Swine Flu Pandemic than the Apocalypse that Drudge and everyone else is pushing.
Before I go on, I want to say that we must take the Chinese Coronavirus seriously. There is a good possibility that hundreds of thousands of people (or more) may die as a result of this virus. And if that happens, it will have a similar impact as the 2009 Swine Flu which infected 60 million Americans and killed more than a HALF MILLION people worldwide.

Yet, I don't recall ANY GLOBAL SWINE FLU PANIC in 2009 -- certainly nothing even close to the "SHUT DOWN" fears we're experiencing now.
Interestingly, Swine Flu at its outset was thought to possibly have a 4% mortality rate -- about the same as the current chatter surrounding the Chinese Coronavirus. In retrospect, the mortality rate for the Swine Flu Pandemic turned out to be far below 1% (perhaps .1%). Still, a HALF MILLION people died. Yet the stock market didn't go through historic convulsions because of the flu. Countries didn't shut down. Life went on.

So here are three CHINESE CORONAVIRUS MYTHS I want to bust with some fact-based realities that can keep us from cultural and economic shutdown.

Myth #1 -- Chinese Coronavirus's mortality rate is OFF THE CHARTS
Myth #2 -- Chinese Coronavirus is SUPER VIRAL, way worse than the flu
Myth #3 -- Chinese Coronavirus is an INDISCRIMINATE KILLER
To bust these myths, here are four realities about the Chinese Coronavirus...

+ + REALITY #1 -- The mortality rate is likely FAR LOWER than currently feared

Currently, the FEAR PUSHERS are reporting that the mortality rate from this Coronavirus is 3.4%. That's not true. The World Health Organization says the "crude mortality ratio" (total deaths divided by total infected) is "between 3 and 4 percent." But a mortality ratio and a mortality rate are two different things. First off, the early predictions of mortality rates for these outbreaks are almost always high and misleading because we simply do not have enough data. (See more on this here.) Once there is additional data, the mortality ratio generally drops, and thus, the mortality rate predictions drop as well.

So what's the best guess for the mortality rate for the Chinese Coronavirus? Here's what Adm. Brett Giroir at the Department of Health and Human Services said last week: "The best estimates now of the overall mortality rate for COVID-19 is somewhere between 0.1 percent and 1 percent. That's lower than you've heard probably in many reports." If Giroir is correct, then we can stop all the panic. Yes, LOTS OF PEOPLE WILL DIE -- just like the Swine Flu Pandemic of a decade ago. Yes, we should take precautions. But this will not be a culture-shifting event. And it shouldn't be treated as such.

But is Giroir correct?
Most likely, yes. The strongest data set we currently have to project the Chinese Coronavirus mortality rate is coming from South Korea, where extensive testing has been done. As of 3/10, here's the data out of South Korea: 189,000 people tested
7,513 tested positive for COVID-19
52 deaths

Do the math. The current "crude mortality ratio" in South Korea is .69% (52 / 7,513) -- about 80% lower than the 3.4% discussed commonly. This is amazingly consistent with the mortality rate in China outside of Wuhan -- .7%. Even the small case study of the Diamond Princess cruise ship that was stranded at the onset of the outbreak also suggests a lower mortality rate -- 705 infected, 6 deaths (.9%). So far, Germany has reported an even lower rate -- 1,139 cases and just two deaths (.017%). (You can see the latest numbers for every country reporting here.)

The real data right now indicates a high probability of a CEILING of .7% mortality rate, at least in developed countries.
I say CEILING because with awareness will come more testing and early diagnosis and better treatments and fewer deaths. Thus, I believe it is quite reasonable to project, based on what we now know, that the actual mortality rate for those who contract the Chinese Coronavirus will be less than .7%. (For comparison, the odds of a car crash being the cause of your death is roughly 1%, and since only a smallish percentage of us will contract the Chinese Coronavirus, cars are still way more likely to kill you than this coronavirus.)
Yes, America's mortality numbers from this coronavirus look bad right now, but that's primarily because of the small sample size and that we haven't really begun any widespread testing.

I want to be clear. Even a .7% mortality rate could result in a global pandemic that could kill hundreds of thousands or even millions. It's a major deal that needs to be taken very seriously. But it does not justify GLOBAL PANIC, shutting down entire nations, disrupting our everyday lives, causing massive job losses, forcing America and the world into global recession, and possibly swaying the outcome of our presidential election!

+ + Reality #2

-- Chinese Coronavirus may be LESS VIRAL than seasonal flu
After all the fear mongering and end-of-world posts everywhere, I was surprised to discover in the WHO literature that influenza likely "spreads faster" than Chinese Coronavirus. Also, the Chinese Coronavirus is LESS LIKELY than influenza to be transmitted in the first days of symptoms or before symptoms present.

Here's how the WHO explains it:
Q. How are COVID-19 and influenza viruses different?
A. The speed of transmission is an important point of difference between the two viruses. Influenza has a shorter median incubation period (the time from infection to appearance of symptoms) and a shorter serial interval (the time between successive cases) than COVID-19 virus. The serial interval for COVID-19 virus is estimated to be 5-6 days, while for influenza virus, the serial interval is 3 days. This means that influenza can spread faster than COVID19.
Further, transmission in the first 3-5 days of illness, or potentially pre-symptomatic transmission - transmission of the virus before the appearance of symptoms - is a major driver of transmission for influenza. In contrast, while we are learning that there are people who can shed COVID-19 virus 24-48 hours prior to symptom onset, at present, this does not appear to be a major driver of transmission.

So the Chinese Coronavirus is possibly LESS VIRAL than the seasonal flu. I'm not hearing that much from the FEAR MONGERS. One would think we're all doomed to get the virus, and then death is a crapshoot.
Not only are we not all doomed to get the virus, if you do contract COVID-19 you might not get sick enough to know it or even go to the doctor, and you'll very likely survive just fine.
Which leads us to our third important Chinese Coronavirus realty...

+ + Reality #3

-- Chinese Coronavirus targets the elderly and especially those with existing health conditions Unlike the seasonal flu or the Swine Flu Pandemic which impacted both young and old and everyone in between, we now know that the Chinese Coronavirus very much targets people over the age of 70 and especially the elderly with respiratory and other pre-existing ailments.

At the epicenter of the outbreak in Wuhan, China, this Coronavirus resulted in a very ominous mortality rate of nearly 15% for those 80 and over and perhaps 10% for those in their 70s. But skew the age down to people in their 50s and the morality rate plummeted to 1.3%.
And the younger you are, the more resistant you are to the virus: .4% mortality rate for those in 40s, and just .2% for ages 10 to 39. From what I can see there are NO REPORTED DEATHS in China of those under 10, which is quite a stunning fact of this virus that is terribly under-reported by the FEAR MEDIA.

Also, the Chinese Coronavirus acts like other respiratory illnesses in that it is exacerbated by pre-existing conditions. Based on China's data, here are the mortality rates for those who had the Chinese Coronavirus:
and cardiovascular disease: 10.5%
and diabetes: 7.3%
and high blood pressure: 6.0%
and cancer: 5.6%
and no other reported health conditions: .9%!

That last line is very telling. It may prove out that existing health conditions are far more of a concern with this virus than age. And here's another important point: Unlike the seasonal flu and the Swine Flu, not only are children far less susceptible to the Chinese Coronavirus, children are not the main transmitters.
Children who do get sick seem to get the Chinese Coronavirus from adults, not other children. So we don't need to shut down the schools.

All this is very significant. Instead of a WIDE-SCALE SHUTDOWN OF SOCIETY that is now being forced upon us, perhaps we can target our response to safeguarding those over, say, 70, or those with existing health conditions.
Let's do aggressive testing for those over 70 or those with health conditions. Let's learn from countries like Germany, whose excellent elderly care may explain the country's current low mortality ratio of just .017%.
So we may have caught a break. Yes, seniors are in danger. But our response to the outbreak can be very targeted, and since children are less susceptible both to the disease and as transmitters, it may not prove to be as widespread as, for example, the Swine Flu (which infected 60 million Americans!).

The targeted nature of the virus toward the elderly is another good reason NOT to panic and NOT to disrupt our normal lives and NOT to throw our nation into lockdown and NOT to create an economic meltdown and NOT to allow fear to determine our future!
All this leads me to a fourth reality, and some actions we can take...

+ + Reality #4

-- We have already OVERREACTED and now our overreaction is the main danger!
It's clear that we have already overreacted. As of this writing, 28 people in the U.S. have died, and our national reaction has already sent the stock market into historic convulsions. We have started down the slippery slope to cultural and economic shutdown. Events are being cancelled. Businesses are putting a moratorium on travel. People are hoarding... toilet paper! You can feel it coming. Shutdown.

As I've shown, the REALITY data does not warrant this over-reaction, nor does our current situation. Consider this: If we're already in the beginning stages of shutdown with just a handful of deaths, WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE when the U.S. death toll reaches 100, and then 1,000? Because of our over-reaction now, we will almost be forced into societal shutdown as the death toll rises.
And it will rise. Why? Because we're dealing with a virus that likely CANNOT BE CONTROLLED and could very likely kill thousands if not tens of thousands or more Americans. This is the reality with pandemics. Thankfully, it now appears the Chinese Coronavirus is NOT the Armageddon virus the FEAR MEDIA would have us believe it is.

And the fear is dangerous. Here's what Dr. Abu Sharkaway -- an infectious disease expert in Toronto -- posted on Facebook last week:
"I am not scared of Covid-19. What I am scared about is the loss of reason and wave of fear that has induced the masses of society into a spellbinding spiral of panic, stockpiling obscene quantities of anything that could fill a bomb shelter adequately in a post-apocalyptic world."

Wuhan Coronavirus, wash your hands, no media

+ + How to fight back against the fear...
So what do we do? How do we push back against the FEAR NARRATIVE? First, we CONTINUE TO GATHER INFORMATION independent of the FEAR-BASED MEDIA SYSTEM. Grassfire is going to do our part.
Second, we take prudent steps to protect ourselves and our families and minimize the risks, especially for the elderly.
Third, we REJECT THE FEAR NARRATIVE and insist on continuing to live our lives as normally as possible. We sound off in every arena possible -- in your home, on talk radio, in your community. We tell our elected representatives that we are knowledgeable, but we are not afraid and we DO NOT WANT GOVERNMENT-MANDATED OR GOVERNMENT-ENCOURAGED economic and societal shutdown.

+ + The ultimate danger we face:
Even beyond economic disruption and societal shutdown and the possible ramifications on a U.S. presidential election, our FEAR RESPONSE to this virus poses an even greater danger. It's possible that long after this Chinese Coronavirus event has come and gone, our society will have shifted further into the realm of fear and isolation.
We'll stop shaking hands and instead adopt the "elbow bump" as part of our new norm of "social separation"... We'll have even more justification for interacting virtually instead of in person.... Churches will only serve communion in those individual hermetically sealed communion packets... And we'll cement in our psyche a presupposition of social fear and isolation.

Dr. Sharkaway said it this way:
"[M]ostly, I'm scared about what message we are telling our kids when faced with a threat. Instead of reason, rationality, openmindedness and altruism, we are telling them to panic, be fearful, suspicious, reactionary and self-interested.
So let's get educated. Let's have open discussions in our circles of influence. Let's take prudent steps to protect our families. And let's refuse to give into the fear."

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