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The Epidemic of Police States: From Covid to Campuses

The Epidemic of Police States: From Covid to Campuses

A Mr William Ruger said that “Politicians of both parties want to use the power of government to silence their foes. Some in the university community seek to drive it from their campuses. And an entire generation of Americans is being taught that free speech should be curtailed as soon as it makes someone else feel uncomfortable.” These words offer a crucial opportunity for reflection – especially because the police state does not want citizens who know their rights, nor does the police state want citizens who are prepared to exercise those rights! Studies show that this year’s graduates, for instance, are a prime example of this master class in compliance.

Their time in college has been set against a backdrop of crackdowns, lockdowns and other authoritarian measures ranging from the government’s authoritarian COVID-19 tactics to its more recent militant response to campus protests. Not only is this an extension of the creation of children of the state, but it is also evidence of the fact that the education system has been hijacked from what the Church had originally intended, into a collaboration between the deep state and academia. And so today, let’s talk about the epidemic of police states, with references to the covid era and the present policing of campuses.


Born in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, these young people have been raised without any expectation of privacy in a technologically-driven, mass surveillance state; educated in schools that teach conformity and compliance; saddled with a debt-ridden economy on the brink of implosion; made vulnerable by the blowback from a military empire constantly waging war against shadowy enemies; policed by government agents armed to the teeth ready and able to lock down the country at a moment’s notice; and forced to march in lockstep with a government that no longer exists to serve the people but which demands they be obedient slaves or suffer the consequences. And now, when they should be empowered to take their rightful place in society as citizens who fully understand and exercise their right to speak truth to power, they are being censored, silenced and shut down.

However, these lessons in compliance, while expected, are what comes of challenging the police state. What was unexpected were the campus protests themselves. For those of us who came of age in the 1960s, college campuses were once the bastion of free speech, awash with student protests, sit-ins, marches, pamphleteering, and other expressive acts showing our displeasure with war, the Establishment and the status quo. Contrast that with college campuses today, which have become breeding grounds for (quote-unquote) compliant citizens and bastions of censorship, trigger warnings, microaggressions, and “red light” speech policies targeting anything that might cause someone to feel uncomfortable, unsafe or offended. This therefore means that free speech can certainly not be considered “free” when expressive activities across the nation are being increasingly limited, restricted to so-called free speech zones, or altogether blocked. However, this is not an issue exclusive to US campuses – it is seen even in the UK.


But, let’s then look at how manufactured crime that was allowed to increase serves as a strategy for the dawning of a police state, especially in the United States. Essentially, if the crime is bad enough, citizens can be programmed to welcome the police state if it is presented as a comparatively better reality. In fact, it has been this way in most times and places that when the police state arrives, the people cheer because they think the police state marks a better dispensation. You’d even recall that Hitler presented Nazi Germany as a utopia for Germans. In fact let’s revisit the following excerpt, which emphasises why Germans followed Hitler.

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