Join us as we discuss the disparity in the reaction to civil rights violations from the more liberal and conservative communities. If we can't unite agaisnt elitism, it will destroy us.
MIKE DONOVAN: The America that we are living in right now is not a free American. We can kiss our civil liberties goodbye and we will have work camps and internment camps and horrible things happening as this country propels into economic darkness. And that's coming whether you like it or not, whether you want to admit it or not. You cannot drive this economy off the cliff and expect that it's just going to stay there. It's crashing onto the floor and it's going to break open.
Happy Saturday everybody. Welcome to another episode of Not Free America radio podcast. Here we are at the dawn of a new America. All kinds of craziness going on. It seems like we can't keep up with the insane news that's coming out on an almost daily basis, but that's what we're trying to do. We're trying to do that for you and give you a short snippet of information that specifically relates to helping us understand how we can fight to make sure that not only America survives the health crisis of COVID-19 but I would say almost more importantly than America continues to survive the crisis of civil liberties that is upon us because of our reaction to the COVID-19 crisis.
Folks, Mike Donovan here, your host. Thank you for joining me. I want to point out again, we've had a lot of calls on the hotline and folks reaching out via Facebook and through the website. So thank you very much. The hotline number for folks who need help… If you have been victimized by a government agency, if you can't get testing, if you have been victimized by the police, give us a call. Toll free. (855) 925-2833. I fund a law firm that helps folks file what are called 1983 lawsuits. That denotes the number on the federal code. The 1983 statute basically says that if you are wronged by the government, you can sue the government and we file lawsuits like that all the time. We'd love to help you if you are targeted by an ever-increasing level of fascism in our government.Folks… It is interesting to say that we are here today where --why are we here today? We are here a month after this government has basically shut our economy down -- something that's never happened in the history of this country, not happened in the history of this country. And we are 30 days into it and why? Why? Well, we know now that contamination at the CDC lab delayed the rollout of the Coronavirus tests.
The only reason we can't get more people to work right now is because we don't have the testing capability to ensure that people aren't infecting each other. And since the incubation period of this virus can be 14 or 15 days, it is impossible without testing to know for sure if it's safe to go back to work, to go back to school, to go to a mall, to go to a theater, to do normal stuff, to go spend money… which is what the American economy needs.
Consumers spend money, the economy grows, consumers stop spending money, the economy goes off a cliff. No one's spending money unless you're Grub hub or Uber eats. I suppose you're probably doing pretty well… but the reality is this economy is in crisis. It is in crisis. And why? Why? Because the CDC had a contamination in their lab that delayed the ability to roll out Coronavirus testing. Just understand the responsibility falls on the government. So all of my friends, all of my liberal friends… I am a liberal.
I am a left wing progressive; I am openly gay. I support liberal positions about all kinds of things. I serve immigrant communities. I serve the criminal defendant community. I serve people who have felony convictions, who build pride in that and understand that there are disaffected, disassociated communities of our society that I stand for.
I'm more liberal than most, but my liberal friends, I have seen so many of them capitulate to government control. It is shocking because it seems as if you are not asking the question, why are we here? Who brought us here? And you simply cannot divorce the United States government's culpability in this crisis. And if you can't divorce their culpability in this crisis, why on earth would you then trust them to get you out of it?... so much so that you would allow them to take away your civil liberties? Because you trust them that much? Because they were the white Knights that brought us from the brink of disaster?
No, they brought us to the brink of disaster and then they drove us over the cliff and you want to trust them. You want to trust them? This government led by Donald Trump. All my liberal friends, you call him a fascist. I agree. You call him a racist. I think so too. You call him a bad guy. I agree, but what do you want? Have you never met a government control you didn't like? Have you ever met a crisis where you chose courage over cowardice?
Yes. Yes, we have… because the rich history of progressives in this country is that we are better than this, but there is a leadership group of progressives in this country that are selling out black, brown, and socioeconomically disadvantaged white communities. Because they are not leading. They are telling people to “obey, obey, obey”. The same government that is responsible for the situation that we're in right now. That's not just foolhardy. It's ignorant. Wake up, educate yourself.
You're going to get exactly what you expect. You're not going to get more. And you can't expect more than what the government has showed you they're prepared to do. So this government is going to lie to you. It's going to screw things up. You're not going to get the resources that you need. If you don't believe it, look around. And it's not just the federal government. It's not just the federal government. Look at the state governments. Look at New York -- Governor Andrew Cuomo. They opened up unemployment.
People have filed for unemployment last month and still haven't seen a dime. Still haven't seen a dime. There are waitresses, for example, in Rochester, some of whom have up to two thousand, three thousand dollars in unemployment payments that are still missing. One such waitress was told that instead of direct depositing the check onto your account, the state issued her a state issued debit card, but then couldn't tell her where the debit card was. This date says she's been paid, but since she doesn't have the debit card, what good does that do her?
Oh, but hey, it's okay. These are the people that are going to take care of us. These are the people that are going to save us. Are you kidding me? I don't feel like I have to preach as much to my conservative friends. Maybe they're just naturally suspicious, but it seems they get it a little bit more than my liberal friends.
But you know what the worst thing guys is? The worst thing, and think about this, I think about liberal friends and conservative friends. Let's just talk about Facebook for a second. Okay. So if you look at my Facebook, and you talk about my liberal friends in my conservative friends… There are so much more these folks have in common and the things that separate us -- I am becoming aware more and more every day -- are by design. And it's as if we're played like fiddles. You know, I sat down with a group of militia protesters at my corporate campus a couple years ago and they were protesting our service to immigrants. And so I sat down with them and they were upset and we were upset. I mean, they're protesting us. But what I realized in talking to them and what they realized in talking to them is that we have a lot more in common than we disagree about.
And if that is in fact the case, if that is true… and we know it is… what is it that doesn't align these communities? If you think about a rural socioeconomically disadvantaged white community… a county littered with trailer parks, if you will, and ward eight in Washington DC -- why do these groups oppose one another? Why is there a natural bias? Have you thought that maybe it's by design? If you never thought so before, would you just pay attention to what's happening now? If you've ever felt -- my liberal friends -- that you can trust the government so much that you don't have to ask questions… Could you just suspend that ignorance for once now? And look at what the government is doing and ask yourself, “what is to come?”
But let me tell you, you don't have to. That's the beauty of this podcast. I'll tell you what's to come. African nations issue protest over racism in China's province related to COVID-19. This is what's to come because in China, in the capital of Beijing, they have announced that Africans are not allowed to go into restaurants. Africans are not allowed to go into public buildings. Africans are being placed on 14-day quarantine… even if they haven't traveled outside their jurisdictions, even if they haven't come into contact with anyone who is infected, even if they aren't showing symptoms… just because they're black.
That's what happens. How much do you want to trust the government? Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss. There's no difference here. Fascism is fascism. People want control. That's why we have regional fractionalization. That's why we have the nonsense that we have. But folks, this is serious. If we aren't serious about this now, we can kiss our civil liberties goodbye and we will have work camps and internment camps and horrible things happening as this country propels into economic darkness.
And that's coming whether you like it or not, whether you want to admit it or not, you cannot drive this economy off the cliff and expect that it's just going to stay there. It's crashing onto the floor and it's going to break open. We better get straight on how we're going to deal with that.
Thanks so much for joining me guys. You know, really appreciate you all hope that you're finding this helpful. We have had over 15,000 independent downloads of this podcast in just two weeks, so we really, really appreciate you taking the time. We're going to continue to take the time to be here for you. Also visit us online, Notfreeamerica.com -- look us up on Facebook or remember if you need something from a civil liberties perspective, if you feel like your rights have been violated, call (855) 925-2833. Thank you for joining us on Not Free America radio. Stay healthy.