Covid Journal, October 11, 2020
What’s Happening in Michigan?
Everyone around the world should be concerned about what’s happening in Michigan.
The six men charged federally plotted for months, consulting and training with militia members, and undertaking rehearsals in August and September, according to the complaint. Four of the six men being charged federally planned to meet Wednesday to “make a payment on explosives and exchange tactical gear,” the FBI said in the court filing.
The trouble with this story is that there seems to be more than meets the eye. And many journalists and reporters seem to have skipped an important part of the background related to this event.
What seems to be missing is that the Supreme Court of Michigan decreed that the lockdown measures taken by Governor Gretchen Whitmer “lacks the authority to extend or declare states of emergency in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic.”
This decision was backed by a petition of more than 500,000 people demanding Whitmer ‘Unlock Michigan’.
Whitmer disagrees with the decision. Of course, there’s no surprise there.
The absence of this crucial component of the story from most media outlets is of grave concern. The response by the public is as well.
In the days and weeks before the US Federal election become fewer, the intensity of the polarization in the US is becoming more and more obvious. If Biden wins, will we see similar reactions on a national level? If Trump appoints Barrett successfully before the election, will the Supreme Court stand in opposition of anything Biden/Harris try to impose in order to try to mitigate the effects of Covid?
More and more, the volume and stature of critics of lockdowns is growing. Last week, Newsweek magazine covered the Great Barrington Declaration, a petition co-authored by Dr. Martin Kulldorff, a professor of medicine at Harvard; Dr. Sunetra Gupta, a professor at Oxford University; and Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, a professor at Stanford University Medical School and signed by thousands of doctors and hundreds of thousands of individuals.
Where’s this all heading? The rifts are getting wider and wider. Chasms will be harder to cross as time ticks forward.
I fear Civil War 2.0 is coming to the US.
How is Canada prepared for this possibility?
Update: I just read the article on Disaffected Lib and the author addresses a number of disturbing questions that I was trying to get at. In fact, kudos need to be extended for the great background on the roots of racism and militia issues, particularly in Michigan. It’s still disturbing that the militia seemed to be responding to a more formal ‘direction’ from the Supreme Court. Something smells here and it points to bigger issues that have yet to present themselves.