Join us as we discuss the civil rights crisis in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. We also discuss WHO warnings and what is really real in this propagandized mess.
MIKE DONOVAN: The America that we are living in right now is not a free American. Don't tell me how incredibly effective the World Health Organization is. It's a bureaucracy. It's a government just like any other bureaucracy. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. Bureaucracies suck. They don't care about you and they don't care about me and they only care about entrenching their bureaucracy and gaining more power.
Well, hello. Good evening everyone. It is Monday, 4/20 interestingly enough. Monday, April 20th, and we are beginning another week in the post-COVID-19 civil rights crisis. What is becoming of the United States and our civil rights?-- crisis.
Hello folks, Mike Donovan here, your host on the podcast, Not Free America radio. As we discuss what exactly is happening to our country and keep you informed on what's happening on the front lines. Well, big news today, the governor of Georgia, Governor Kemp has decided that it is time for Georgia to reopen for business.
So Georgia Governor Kemp made the announcement that by the end of the week, bowling centers, maybe even movie theaters will be back open for the good folks of Georgia. And there is a huge, huge, huge attack on Governor Kemp and his policy. I don't, in these types of things, I don't have a lot of friends. I call them like I see them, so let me call this like I see it. Governor Kemp is not an incredibly brilliant leader, right? I mean, he's just not. He was caught last week saying some really stupid things at a press conference about how he had not been aware that asymptomatic spread was possible.
Look, I mean, this is a stressful time, but he just hasn't handled it well and he hasn't been the guy with gravitas in this conversation.
And there are Republicans that have had gravitas in this situation. He just simply hasn't. But you know, now he's made a sort of a bold decision that he's going to reopen his state. And what he means by that, and what I think he's been very clear in saying, is that he doesn't believe that the restrictions that come from his office are appropriate now. And you know, I think that it's really, really important for people to understand the difference between eliminating or encouraging antisocial distancing measures, encouraging people to come together, encouraging people to be able to spread the virus… and educating people about how to keep themselves safe and healthy while at the same time not using the power of the state to preclude the constitutional rights and the Bill of Rights… that are guaranteed from the Bill of Rights to the American people.
I'm not going to sit here and call Kemp a Patriot. I'm not a huge fan of the governor, but in this regard, he's right. The state of Georgia should be in the business of teaching and telling people how to stay healthy, not requiring they stay in their home or requiring this business close or that business close. And if you didn't believe that before, you have to believe it now because it's April 20th and we've been at this for over a month.
And guess what? There is no indication of when this is going to be over. No indication of when we'll have a vaccine, no indication when there'll be a cure or even a treatment. And the treatments that we have heard about, well hydrochloriquine for example, and trials aren't looking so great. So what is to be expected? Are we just going to shut our government down, our country down, our economy down and force close businesses for months?
This has already happened for a month. And that in and of itself is unprecedented, in and of itself is the kind of thing that you couldn't have imagined as an American before March of 2020. And so here we are and so here it goes and we're faster going down this hill. It's like a snowball. It's just getting bigger and bigger and faster and faster over time.
And so you've got a governor that dare stand in the face of this onslaught and say, “Look, I'm not going to force -- I'm not going to tell people they can't go to church. I'm not going to tell people they can't go to the store. I'm not going to use the awesome power of the state to govern the lives of our citizens that way.”
And if he is coupling that with intensive education initiatives to make sure people understand how to stay safe, then I support that. I support it, not because I think it makes sense to dissolve social distancing or to be dangerous and try to do the types of things that would lead about to another outbreak, another pandemic…
We're already there. I mean, Georgia had 800 cases today. It's not like Georgia is fine, but what the governor is saying is we are going to be free in the face of not being fine. And you know, that is an aspect of the American ideology that we have seem to have lost -- this idea that we can be in trouble and not give away our rights.
Right? And it's hard for us to imagine because as we think about it in our lifetimes, I mean, we've seen significant situations like 9/11, for example, that saw the whole sale abdication of certain aspects of civil liberties from the American people. Right? But this is something altogether different. This is something that affects everybody and globally in an unprecedented way because you can't do certain things because the state says you can't. And if you want to do certain things, you’ve got to do certain things the state says you have to do.
And at the end of the day, this is about staying safe and staying healthy. And those are decisions that are best made by the people who are most impacted. Not because they'll make better decisions than the state, but because the state isn't the decider in this country. The state isn't the thing that we look to tell us what to be, who to be with, where to go, how long to stay there, when to return. There are realities across the world that there are people, human beings who have lived under these types of governments for time.
And it's certainly true now, even now today, people across this country live like that. That is not the American idea. It is not the vision of our founders for this country. It isn't what our parents and grandparents wanted to leave us and yet and yet we seem so willing to accept it.
And you let a guy like Kemp, who again I think is not the brightest crayon in the coloring box, but you let a guy like him say, “you know what, I'm just going to stand up and say I'm not going to violate these rights anymore.” And this guy is being treated like he is a monster, a monster. Because he dares to say that he doesn't want to take super constitutional authority and disintegrate the Bill of Rights for his citizens.
Is that what makes you a monster in this country now? Well folks, listen, the World Health Organization put out a warning today I think we should all pay attention to because it sort of foundationalizes this. The World Health Organization director general says that he believes that the worst is yet to come. He believes that with the easing of lockdown measures that death will spread to America and around the world. This is the World Health Organization. You know, this is the organization that did such a great job of telling us what was coming out of China in December and January and February. Right. You know, of course the president of the United States, Donald Trump has gotten into sort of a high-profile tussle with the World Health Organization. But if you think the World Health Organization is doing their job, then you're an idiot. I'm sorry. I mean look around folks, the World Health Organization is supposed to be there to help prevent pandemics like this one. So don't, don't tell me how incredibly effective the world health organization is. It's a bureaucracy. It's a government. Just like any other bureaucracy.
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. Bureaucracies suck. They don't care about you and they don't care about me. And they only care about entrenching their bureaucracy and gaining more power. And that's why a guy like Kemp is doing what I think is such the right thing. Because what he's saying is, “look, I'm not going to let this bake into the culture of Georgia anymore. I'm not going to let Georgia become the nation of Georgia under the USSR. I am going to allow my state -- the people of my state to exercise their rights.”
And hopefully you will provide some education. I don't know that aspect of it. I certainly would if I were governor but provide the education to be able… and the supplies and the testing, you know… there is so much more to this than simply saying, “Hey, you know, we're going to open back up.”
There's a lot to it. And I certainly hope the governor has that planned. So folks, you know, we have a toll-free number as I've indicated to you in previous podcasts. We have a law firm that we fund that files lawsuits against the government, government agents and people who do bad things, and violate the civil rights of Americans. Now that's happening every day right now, every day. And it's hard for us to keep up. I need your help. If you know of instances of civil rights violations in this country, call right now, (855) 925-2833 that's (855) 925-2833 call Nexus. Ask for a legal referral and let us see if we can help you sue the people who have wronged you. Folks, we had an opportunity to visit with the reopen Pennsylvania folks today. We had some folks there at the rally. It was very interesting to see an energy in that crowd.
Many folks still taking the precautions, the social distancing, the PBE. But we heard from business owners, many, many business owners whose restaurants, or other businesses are completely shut down and the pain and agony on these people. Well, you know, we're going to talk about that tomorrow. I want you to come and join me. We're going to talk more about what's happening in Pennsylvania, what's happening in that area of the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York.
What we can expect to see out of Pennsylvania and New Jersey and New York and the days and weeks ahead as we head down the other side of a New York apex. Right? So, thank you all so much for joining us. I really, really appreciate it. Stay safe, stay healthy and during this tomorrow, Not Free America Radio.