Spare Me Your Empty Platitudes

Jeffrey Tucker of the Brownstone Institute has a great post on the hypocrisy of western leaders hyperventilating about Putin’s thuggish take over of Ukraine, while conveniently side stepping their own horribleness with authoritative COVID measures. As Tucker states:

“The “free world” has lost the moral high ground to preach to the “unfree” world about rights, liberties, and democracy. For two years, most every government in the West experimented with new forms of servitude in the name of public health. They showed how emergency powers can be deployed to lock people in their homes, shut businesses, cancel church, close parks, ban travel, censor speech – massive attacks on essential freedoms all justified simply because the people in power said it was justified.”

And he’s right, such glowing words we’ve been hearing lately about freedom, democracy and human rights from people who have at times trashed these same principles in their own countries in the name of public health.

Joe Biden vows “freedom will prevail” and “America stands up to bullies.  We stand up for freedom.  This is who we are.”

French President Emmanuel Macron, “We must not give up our unity around our principles of freedom, sovereignty and democracy”. “Their (the Ukrainian people) freedom is ours.”

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, “Putin’s moves are “an attack on democracy and freedom in east Europe and around the world.” and, “The “flame of freedom” would return in time to Ukraine.”

Gag, cough, spit, yuck.

As Tucker stated, after 2 years of business shutdowns, school closures, travel restrictions, forced masking, vaccine mandates and the visceral demonization of the unvaccinated, there is just no moral authority left for these people to call out brutal power grabs by authoritarian tyrants. None. 0, zilch.

President Biden for example wanted to lockdown and mask up the entire country as if King of America until someone explained to him what federalism and states rights are. He also openly championed for the firing of people who weren’t keen on injecting experimental drugs in their bodies until the Supreme Court slapped him down. He’s still pushing for it with federal workers, which includes our armed forces by the way, who may be forced to fight in a war soon he played very little in helping to prevent.

Macron, instituted harsh, authoritarian shutdowns/vaccine mandates and has caused unprecedented divisiveness among his own citizens by openly targeting the unvaccinated as immoral, even saying “they are not French citizens” and that “he hopes to make their lives so complicated they would end up getting jabbed.”

And Johnson, who somehow manages to look perpetually drunk and hungover at the same time, seems to appreciates freedom, but only for himself and cabinet members who frequently broke their own COVID rules by hosting lavish holiday parties while citizens were still under lockdown with limits even on the amount of people allowed in their homes.

The best performance (or worst) however goes to Canada’s Prime Minister, the insufferable, petty man child Justin Trudeau. It’s been sad and a bit unreal watching our friendly neighbor to the north devolve in to tyranny. Canada under Trudeau had (and still has in many areas) long and harsh lockdowns, with strict vaccine mandates, even for domestic travel.

Trudeau also enacted Canada’s emergency powers act during the trucker convoy protests; an unprecedented move that gave his government powers normally reserved for wartime matters. He then promptly directed private companies to halt funding for the truckers and had their bank accounts (and anyone affiliated with them) frozen. Such a freedom fighter that man, eh?

He then has the gall to say this about Ukraine:

“Canada condemns in the strongest possible terms Russia’s egregious attack on Ukraine. Canada is taking strong action to stand up for what is right and protect the rights and freedoms of the Ukrainian people. Let me be clear: there will be serious consequences for Russia’s actions. Together with our allies and partners, we will continue to take decisive action to support the sovereignty, territorial integrity, and independence of Ukraine and by extension, democratic principles, freedom, and human rights around the world.”

Really? Here’s a tip, if you want to be known as someone who walks, talks and quacks freedom, then you must walk, talk and quack freedom when it matters, not just when it’s politically beneficial.

I will end with another quote from Tucker’s article which ties things together perfectly:

“The last two years have revealed to us what we would rather not have discovered, namely that freedom and rights, along with enlightened ideals and good science, are extraordinarily fragile. They are only guaranteed by a public that believes in them and is willing to stand up for them. When the cultural consensus in favor of liberty decays, terrible beasts are unleashed on the world.”

Quite right. And now that the beasts are unleashed, who has the moral authority, talent and gravitas to challenge them?

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26 Responses to Spare Me Your Empty Platitudes

  1. You nailed it again, Tricia. No reblog? 😦

    Liked by 3 people

  2. The Night Wind says:

    Here’s a story that went completely unnoticed by the MSM. Do remember how Haiti’s President opposed the Scamdemic and was shot down by foreign mercenaries? His successor the next day allowed Pfizer to bring Loyalty Vaxxes into the country. People in Haiti have been protesting and look how their US-backed leaders copied Trudeau:

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/2/23/police-fire-at-factory-protesters-in-haiti-wounding-3-ap

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  3. How sad and true. The beasts of tyranny have been unleashed. We need more moral consistency in our leaders.

    Thanks for the insight!

    Blessings.

    Liked by 3 people

  4. jeffw5382 says:

    I feel a Spiritual upheaval brewing-It’s War on another level-We will prevail and have in fact already won. I have never before recognized the futility of inflicting trauma to advance selfish desire as I witness these atrocities

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  5. If you’d like an interesting (I’m tempted to say unique) perspective on the Russia-Ukraine situation, written by a Ukrainian immigrant to the U.S. who happens to be married to a Russian immigrant to the U.S., check out Clarissa’s Blog. You’ll find out all kinds of things you never knew, and that no one else (to my knowledge) is saying.
    https://clarissasblog.com/2022/02/27/the-invasion-of-kharkiv/

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    • Tricia says:

      I am looking for altered perspectives on Ukraine, so thank you. So much of what we are being fed through the media, social networks etc…is astounding propaganda, it’s hard to know what is the truth. That looks like a very interesting site.

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  6. socrates1234 says:

    It’s almost as if everything is inverted isn’t it?

    Orwell was onto something with doublespeak wasn’t he? These Rothschild selected incompetent subversive lying puppet leaders are not leading the free world, but the lands of manipulated masses. Only a conspiracy theorist believe the operation mockingbird msm at this point! Pure psychological warfare as I know being an open minded liberal!

    Right now I am focused on being a social justice warrior for Peeing Outdoors Equality! In these unprecedented and challenging times it is a travesty that men have it too easy peeing outdoors while women suffer!! New legislation must be passed to stop this inequality NOW!!

    As usual, I do this because I care!

    Please turn off your TV! If you do have one on, invert everything they say for the truth!

    All death and destruction is merely a business model for the bankster, that includes war and big pharma.

    “The war was never meant to be won, it was meant to be continuous.” Orwell

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  7. Sue Cass says:

    Reblogged this on Sue's Pen 2 Paper Blog and commented:
    WHAT THE M.S.M. WON’T TELL YOU – BUT TRICIA DOES!

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  8. You are calling out the pharisees.

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  9. irtfyblog says:

    Hello, My friend. It’s good to see you post this. 🙂 I too have been struggling with the idea that these political leaders are as hypocritical as any we have ever seen in history. And not just a few, it seems that ALL of them are hypocrites when it comes to practicing freedom in one area over another. But I am constantly reminded that our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers of darkness that wage war against the soul. And though it might seem a bit cliche, the battle is not ours…it belongs to the Lord and these are just temporary trials that we should be thankful for.

    Your post is well written, and I’m very thankful that God has led you to write these words to remind us all that leaders aren’t perfect and we need to take a deep breath and really consider whether or not these people actually mean what they say or if they are hypocritical.

    Through it all, we always need to remember…..God’s got this! 🙂

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    • Tricia says:

      Hi irfty, how nice to hear from you! And thank for your uplifting words. You are correct of course about God. He’s definitely working behind the scenes here, I just wish the justice part would come along quicker. 😉

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  10. How did I miss this awesome post? No matter, I guess I saw it when I needed to, so the timing is perfect. Well said, Tricia.

    I’ve been really struggling with the empty platitudes too, and the way people are suddenly going to be all noble and, “I’m not going to discuss covid and masking mandates right now, we’re at war.” Oh, but you are! We’ve been through hell for the past couple of years and your slight discomfort at this point, is so not my problem. Poof, just like that all the banners for “vaxx passports and mask required” have suddenly been replaced with, “pray for Ukraine.”

    Arrrggg.

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    • Tricia says:

      Thanks IB, I agree 💯. Honestly I don’t think we can really heal as a nation until accountability happens. As people come to realize how horribly they’ve been manipulated and wronged this may come about, but it’s going to be awhile I’m afraid.

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