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It matters not that the few “Republican governors crusading against vaccine mandates are [allegedly] facing significantly lower approval ratings on their handling of the coronavirus pandemic than their counterparts,” as Politico purports. (Don’t believe Politico!)

What matters is that governors like Texas’ Greg Abbott, who “flat-out banned vaccine requirements, and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, followed up by vowing to sue the Biden administration.”

These two governors are unique in upholding natural, inalienable, individual rights—the right of self ownership, bodily dominion; the stuff mocked by President Joe Biden, wearing a ghoulish grin.

The Biden reference is to a recent, highly contrived CNN townhall, during which “moderator Anderson Cooper noted that as many as one in three emergency responders in some major cities are refusing to comply with city vaccine mandates.”

“I’m wondering where you stand on that,” inquired Cooper. “Should police officers, first responders be mandated to get vaccines? And if not, should they be mandated to stay at home, let go?”

“Yes, and yes,” replied the president.

Disinterred for the day, Biden went on to mock the quaint notion of bodily autonomy with a demented quip, “I have the freedom to kill you with my COVID. I mean, come on, freedom.”

Bodily autonomy, self-determination and self-ownership: Were our representatives to frame the vexation of vaccine mandates in the correct language of natural rights—we’d get the right answers, more likely to be followed by rights-upholding legislation.

But are Republican representatives doing so? Are our representatives who art in D.C. doing anything but wait in Tucker Carlson’s green room?

When it comes to Covid-19, only the following arguments are permissible as an objection to the Covid vaccine mandate. “Exemptions from employer-mandated coronavirus vaccines [are] in [these] three general areas“:

  • natural immunity
  • religious objection
  • medical objection

One hears also a perfectly calm case being made on the left for outcome-based coercion: “rights-violations work well to bring about vaccine-compliance, so let’s violate us some rights.”

Outcome-based argument for coercion is a scandal, instantiated in Dr. Leana Wen’s positions:

Wen, an emergency physician and public health professor at George Washington University, said she approves of the administration’s push for employer-based mandates because “frankly nothing else was working.”

As an objection to the Covid vaccine, nowhere is a rights-based argument being made, or an argument based on the right to question the safety of a vaccine being advanced by the covidiots who lord it over us or claim to represent us. Again, “Exemptions from employer-mandated coronavirus vaccines are in three general areas” only.

Individual sovereignty, self-ownership is nowhere mentioned.

Indeed, Republicans prattle about religious exemptions (state granted!) and natural-immunity based exemptions (state granted!)—but they have not the vaguest urge to defend the natural, God-given right of self-ownership.


Enough then of the cheering for the ineffectual GOP and its front men and women, who arrive in the Idiocracy’s version of Rome, only to do nothing, decade after decade. Oh, yes, they turn in appearances on TV and before congressional committees; get lucrative book deals, and consolidate political and corporate power for a lifetime.

But as the West careens toward the Covid-centered anthill society, nobody identifies and defends the individual’s dominion over his body and his right to reject the Pharma-State’s Hemlock prescription for that body. As emphasized, Republicans’ case against Covid mandates indirectly capitulates to coercion.

Historically, this has certainly been the case. During an October 19 appearance on the “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” civil-rights attorney Harmeet Dhillon explained the genesis of the current COVID corporate tyranny. Business is allowed to screen out and reject employees based purely and solely on their Covid vaccine status. The GOP (RIP) has, over decades, authored and facilitated laws the outcome of which is the current corporate tyranny. This fact needs the widest publicity possible.

Meantime, we have the ruling class, an example being New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, boasting about having created an additional two classes of people in her diabolical democracy, where might makes right: the unvaccinated underclass (villains all) and the vaccinated upperclass (virtuous).

In similar vein, an Austrian chancellor revealed his plans to place Austria’s unvaccinated under house arrest. Stateside, Noam Chomsky, a progressive “intellectual,” wants to see the unvaccinated underclass reduced by the state to a “Hunger Games” type fight to survive: sequestered, waiting until dark to scrounge for scraps.

Explore these and other Hard Truths with David Vance and ilana mercer:

Toward The Covid-Centered Anthill Society: Nobody Identifies & Defends The Individual Right Of Self-Ownership”:

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Ilana Mercer has been writing a weekly, paleolibertarian think piece since 1999. She’s the author of Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America From Post-Apartheid South Africa (2011) & The Trump Revolution: The Donald’s Creative Destruction Deconstructed” (June, 2016). She’s on Twitter, Gab, YouTube & LinkedIn; banned by Facebook, and has a new Podcast

• Category: Ideology • Tags: Anti-Vaxx, Civil Liberties, Coronavirus 
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  1. The DEMs are pro-choice on exactly one issue.

    • Agree: ILANA Mercer, St-Germain
  2. A Pontiff says:

    Thank you – right on!!!!!!

    • Thanks: ILANA Mercer
  3. People like Wen, Ardern, the Austrian Chancellor Schallenberg, and Chomsky think they are clever by suggesting laws that essentially create a 2022 equivalent of the German Nuremburg Laws of 1935, thinking that at worst we might get Holodomor 2.0, i.e. “the selfish Kulaks had a choice.” They blithely assume they won’t produce Holocaust 2.0 because they’re the good guys people.

    They tend to forget that the Nuremburg Laws of 1935 were followed a decade later with the Nuremburg Trials, and are why the Nuremburg Code and its prohibition on coercced medical experimentation were put in place in international law.

    If the unvaxxed turn out to be the majority in the coming years, it will be great to see the Nuremberg Trials 2.0 for the Vaxxis who remain; sauce for the gander.

    • Agree: St-Germain, Adam Smith
    • Thanks: The Wild Geese Howard
    • Replies: @Catdompanj
  4. Hacienda says:

    Stateside, Noam Chomsky, a progressive “intellectual,” wants to see the unvaccinated underclass reduced by the state to a “Hunger Games” type fight to survive: sequestered, waiting until dark to scrounge for scraps.

    Chomsky has lost a step or two. To say the least. He still has the hatred for the Germanic “working” class. The stooge class, the unthinking, but dangerous herd animal.

    Too much to do about nothing at this point. People are over the initial chaotic fear of the virus. Now, it’s just a silly, stupid long slog through the mud.

    While I too once enjoyed thrilling calls to principle and individual liberty and the idea a simple man can go to a court, or run a raid and bash heads, write a treatise and free millions, I see that era is long over.

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  5. People should remember that the “law” is just the opinion of the worst human filth in the world, the political class. You have no moral responsibility to follow any law that infringes on your natural rights.

    A firm “NO” to the jab should be sufficient, but if that doesn’t work, use your “Fuck You” exemption to drive the point home that you will stand firm against medical tyranny.

  6. @Hacienda

    I watched that clip of Chomsky saying it’s appropriate to let the unvaxed die of starvation – the right-wing conspiracy nuts brought it on themselves anyway. But it’s pretty hard to take seriously a very old man (soon to be 93) who looks like death warmed over. In fact, Chomsky appeared to be nearly, but not quite, as decrepit and senile as Biden.

    • Replies: @Hacienda
  7. You all are idiots. The answer is staring you in the face and it’s called “Ivermectin”.
    Uttar Pradesh beat it with Ivermectin. Most of India has been using it for a year, the jabs are just compliance with the international mandate by the cowardly political elite.
    The Japanese too are taking (Ivermectin) but not making a song and dance as they don’t want to rock the boat. So are almost all Asian countries.

    • Replies: @Ben Johnson
  8. @Rev. Spooner

    Rev. – who are the idiots you’re referring to? I agree that ivermectin is a safe, highly effective broad spectrum antiviral and antibiotic – in addition to being a 2015 Nobel prize winning anti parasite drug that’s been used over 3.7 billion times in humans. The author, Ilana Mercer isn’t opposed to that anywhere in her post that I can see. Big Pharma, US government and the media are doing everything they can to have it banned for anything other than use as an anti-parasitical drug.

    • Thanks: ILANA Mercer
    • Replies: @36 ulster
    , @Rev. Spooner
  9. Hacienda says:

    He’s been in decline for sometime now. Of course, he could outargue a sideshow like Bill Buckley. And I think in hindsight people will see that his true target was Germany, but he shot the USA.

  10. 36 ulster says:
    @Ben Johnson

    Indeed, who ARE these people? Many seem to be made out of whole straw. I’ve received the J & J vaccine (OK–so far) but if others don’t want it, it’s their business. I advocated an “all-in” approach (HCQ, Ivermectin and supplements) in addition to vaccination and some lout tried to browbeat me with his vaxx-cult spiel. I told him to turn around and attend to his drink, or words to that effect. (It isn’t only the ladies who have found a raison d’ etre during this hysteria). I don’t intend to get a “booster” in the future, and, in addition to a concern for rights and personal liberties (seemingly esoteric concepts for an alarmingly high proportion of the West), my issue is
    the ability to live a confident and productive life from hereon in.

    • Thanks: The Wild Geese Howard
  11. ruralguy says:

    Whoops, Ilana, .. you get a strike on this article. Your batting average dropped a bit.

    Disease kills. In the year 1900 alone, the 3 leading causes of death were pneumonia, influenza, and enteritis. Children under 5 accounted for 40% of these deaths. In 1841, disease shortened the mean life span to age 41. Life expectancy in England was just 31 in the Middle Ages. During the Roman ages it was just 25.

    Here is the real shocker. The Civil War is renown for the carnage of fighting. But, only 19% of the Union soldiers were killed on the battle field. 63% of them died from disease, mostly typhoid. The South had similar statistics. The Civil War had three warring parties.

    By the time you are 18, you will have received 16 different immunizations. They saved hundreds of millions of lives, since they were introduced. Covid 19 is just one of many. It’s not a big deal.

    We are at war with these viruses. They are our deadliest enemy by far. For those of you who refuse to vaccinate, do you really understand what the world was like without vaccinations? The diseases left you dead, disabled, or paralyzed. It wasn’t a pretty world.

  12. Antiochus says:

    Ilana, as usual, you are mostly right for mostly the wrong reasons. “Bodily autonomy, self-determination and self-ownership… and the [politically] correct language of natural rights” are all fine and good insofar as they are part of an existential framework of meaning that the larger culture values and shares. The “larger culture” can, of course, also be (and frequently is) wrong… and may even be participating in mass psychosis, which is no doubt the case in the US and most of the Western world. (Owen Barfield addresses this in Saving the Appearances). In which case, none of your libertarian social values can apply or work and something else very non-libertarian has to step in an fill the gap or it all goes to hell… more along the lines of the biblical Jewish “narrative” (perhaps more narrative than history according to most Jewish archeologists and anthropologists) where the mass psychotics are merely eliminated in a very un-libertarian “Jewish” fashion. I think you called this “justice and justice alone” in your last piece.

    In the US and Europe the COVID tyranny would not even be possible without the control of a certain ethno-religious group (even though many of them are atheists and only religious in the sense that Hitler was) that exclusively own the media, predominate in finance, academia, and publishing and own 90% of all politicians on both the right and the left. Even that, in and of itself, would be less of a problem and maybe not even a problem at all, if it was not patently clear that they have overwhelmingly stacked the deck heavily in their favor… and “they” being a group who have NEVER in all of recorded history (including their own recorded history) produced a civilization of their own but have ONLY parasitically ingratiated and infiltrated by subterfuge civilizations created by others and built their own empire on the backs of other’s foundational work… according to C. G. Jung but also according to their own religious prophets. “So I gave you a land on which you did not toil and cities you did not build; and you live in them and eat from vineyards and olive groves that you did not plant.” – Joshua 24:13

    Wake up, smell and acknowledge the putrefying worm and pus filled excrement that is excreted from the AIDS infected hemorrhoidal rectum of Semitism. Many of those of the tribe have done so and the number appears to be growing.

    • Replies: @schnellandine
  13. Dumbo says:

    “We are at war with these viruses.”

    Is that like the “war on terror”?

    How was humanity not extinguished then, before we had vaxes, and “vax passports”?

    By the way, recent official data from Italy shows that the average age of death “with Covid” is 82 years old. “With Covid”, because 90% of those had other pathologies. As far as diseases go, doesn’t seem the worst one… More people are dying of diabetes and drug use, thanks to the lockdowns.

    Shut up, boomer!

  14. swissguy says:

    Dear ruralguy,

    Yes, life expectancy was much shorter in earlier times. It is much longer now. What makes you think that vaccines had anything to do with it?
    There are many other factors – hygiene, access to good nutrition and clean water to name a few.

    What makes you think that vaccines “saved hundreds of millions of lives”?
    What makes you think that “we are at war with these viruses”?

    • Replies: @schnellandine
  15. @ruralguy

    For those of you who refuse to vaccinate, do you really understand what the world was like without vaccinations?

    95% of what most unquestioning people like you attribute to the “miracle” of vaccines is better attributed to basic sanitation and public health measures and better nutrition, though the latter has gone into retrograde since the 1970s. For example, the incidence of polio was was reduced by 95% before the first polio vaxxes were rolled out.

    You cite 16, which I take it you get from the current CDC schedule for children adolescents, but you ignore the multiple administrations of those over the years: While the payload, like the attenuated virus, of those vaxxes might be valuable in the fight against disease, which is a bit of a reach in some cases, the delivery vehicles and accompanying ingredients, e.g. adjuvants which enhance the immune response, are proving to cause a host of other problems. It might only be a coïncidence that we have much more ADD and autism in the world now that we’re jabbing kids and teens upwards of 80 times in their young lives. Then again, it might not.

    Along those lines, some will say it is also only a coïncidence that tens of thousands of people have died shortly after receiving any of the experimental COVID vaxxes, so TPTB will keep jabbing away until they can no longer deny a causal relationship.

    Do you seriously think lockdowns, vaxx passes and the police-state apparatuses to enforce those are designed to protect you or me?

  16. @Antiochus

    In which case, none of your libertarian social values can apply or work

    And yet another strawmanner kicks the dead dog libertarianism under the rotten premise that self-defense is not enshrined in the sole principle of mutual liberty—the prohibition against the initiation of force.

    To explain for the usual dullards, ‘initiation’ is used here to mean what it means: To begin; to bring about. Thus, under the legal doctrine of exception proving a rule (unspoken), answering force is not barred. And ‘force’ here encompasses ‘without consent’, thereby including fraud, material deception, brainwashing, etc.

    I think it’s been years since I’ve seen a denunciation of libertarianism which wasn’t rooted in straw man fallacy. What is it about mutual liberty that draws otherwise intelligent people into that pit? They decide without knowledge that they loathe libertarianism (usually by pointing to people), and jump out windows and pick locks to avoid even stating whether they agree with the founding principle of libertarianism, regardless of whether ‘libertarians’ do.

    I know the reason.

    For the record,
    – Ayn Rand was not a libertarian.
    – Libertarianism is not ‘radical individualism’ excluding acting with a group.
    – Exercising freedom of association is not the initiation of force.
    – Anyone asserting that libertarianism forbids racism is a moron/liar.
    – No political doctrine is more clearly in favor of defense (forceful) than libertarianism.
    – Libertarianism is, simply, a principle concerning when force is ethical. It rests on when to use force. It does not prohibit the use of all force/violence.

    • Agree: Kratoklastes
  17. @swissguy

    Further, what makes anyone sure that people aren’t supposed to die from viruses? Let them die. If it gets me, let me die.

    However, I’ve allowed my body to build an extremely durable immunity, so I don’t fear nature. Jackasses like ‘rural’guy (in location only, if that) would see my decades of careful attention destroyed by mob fiat/stupidity.

    Since my adulthood I have shunned all drugs other than alcohol/caffeine, and use those only as part of their drink qualities. I have not in over 30 years taken even an aspirin, and my health is better than nearly everyone around me. I don’t visit ‘doctors’ or ‘hospitals’. Quackscene? Not a chance in hell. I consider everyone attempting to force it an attempted murderer.

    • Replies: @Realist
  18. gatopreto says:

    Dear Ilana @Ben Johson says “Ivermectin is a safe., highly effective broad spectrum antiviral and antibiotic…”. Is that what people call off-label?. And, Ilana, you indiscrimately say thanks? I guess that is the price I have to pay for living in a backwater country in South America: out of touch with the geniality of the citizens of the Empire.

    • LOL: ILANA Mercer
  19. Realist says:

    I agree with your comments. The sad fact is that those that disagree with vaccinations have saved millions of lives are ignorant, stupid…or both. The story of the eradication of smallpox and polio are great examples of vaccination success.

  20. Realist says:

    If it gets me, let me die.

    Sounds good.

    Since my adulthood I have shunned all drugs other than alcohol/caffeine, and use those only as part of their drink qualities. I have not in over 30 years taken even an aspirin, and my health is better than nearly everyone around me. I don’t visit ‘doctors’ or ‘hospitals’.

    You sound like someone destined to die young…a Luddite.

    I am pro-choice on vaccines…no mandates.

    • Replies: @schnellandine
  21. @Realist

    You sound like someone destined to die young…a Luddite.

    You are someone immediately wrong. Good reasoning, figuring that someone who keeps in excellent health is destined to die young (too late). Retired, forcibly, actuary? According to study published at Johns Hopkins somewhat recently, medical mistakes estimated as third biggest killer in US. No Luddite (on internet?), but I am utterly free of iatrogenesis and will likely remain so.

    Search ‘wrong site surgery’ to see the boneheads into whose arms you surrender. Ha! My health took an immediate, decided, and unchecked upward swing when I left the bunglers to their other bungleees.

    • Replies: @Realist
  22. @The Alarmist

    I’m confused so my apologies. On one hand many, myself included, get nauseous thinking about (((their))) Nuremberg Trials and the torture involved with them. Many of us regard them as anything but a trial. Then I find many on our side now citing them as s precedent rendering the forced jab as illegal per International Law. I understand this argument, but again to cite a ruling by a sham court disgusts me to say the least, even if I agree with their ruling against forced experimentation. Try making that argument when our government will argue that these “vaccines” aren’t “experimental” and are the same as any previous vaccine they’ve mandated before, such as polio’s. To suggest ANY International law governs us bothers me. So pardon if I’m hesitant to now 70 years later, embrace a ruling from a Court that crushed virtually every defendant’s testicle.
    I believe our biggest hurdle against the forced jab is that our own Supreme Court ruled over a hundred years ago, in favor of a Governor’s right to force a vaccine on his constituents. I know, I know, that was a vaccine, these aren’t. But I highly doubt that argument wins, especially with the fact that the J&J is a vaccine.
    Now I’m all for using any argument to defeat forced vaccine mandates, but citing the Nuremberg Trial for anything will always cause a little vomit to collect in my mouth.

  23. Realist says:

    Good reasoning, figuring that someone who keeps in excellent health is destined to die young (too late).

    You may not be in the great health you want to believe…since you shun medical analyses. Those that self diagnose are living on the edge. It is not too late for you to develop heart disease, cancer, or any number of other maladies.

    • LOL: schnellandine
  24. @ruralguy

    In 1841, disease shortened the mean life span to age 41. Life expectancy in England was just 31 in the Middle Ages. During the Roman ages it was just 25.

    What utter bollocks.

    The primary reason for short average lifespans, was scary-high rates of infant mortality: the average is significantly reduced if a large proportion of everyone born, dies aged zero.

    In Roman times half of newborns died before their first birthday; rates were almost as bad in poorer parts of London in the 1950s (a little under 2 in 5). People who survived into their teens had an average lifespan in the 50s in both societies: the main cause of death for women was not disease – it was childbirth (roughly 1 in five births caused the death of the mother).

    The primary cause of infant mortality was poor hygiene and lack of sanitation. High population density helped disease transmission, to be sure – but the lack of sanitation and generally high levels of filth were massive contributors.

    If you don’t know how numbers work, don’t use them to try and win an argument. It gives them a bad name when ignorant innumerati try to make a case with shoddy numbers – as we have discovered since the scribbling classes started projectile-vomiting COVID pseudo-data.

    • Thanks: schnellandine
    • Replies: @ruralguy
  25. ruralguy says:

    Poor sanitary conditions were a factor in infants deaths in the 19th century, but 50% of all infant deaths were caused by disease. Among ALL children the leading causes of death from 1800 to 1870 were tuberculosis, diarrhea of infancy, bacillary dysentery, typhoid fever, and the highly contagious diseases of childhood, especially scarlet fever, diphtheria, and lobar pneumonia.

    In 1915, among U.K. adults, infectious disease was the leading cause of death in every age group until age 74, when dementia deaths outpaced disease. Today in the U.K. infectious disease is not a leading cause in any age group.

    A recent study collected the data of the reported infectious diseases in United States from 1888 and concluded that since 1924 vaccines prevented 40 million cases of diphtheria, 35 million cases measles, and a total of 103 million cases of childhood diseases (2).

    Thanks for the lecture on how to use numbers. Maybe if you restated your argument rationally, and with an open mind, you can see things more clearly. You strong emotions obscure your ability to see clearly.

  26. @Ben Johnson

    I apologize for calling you all idiots. It’s just that we are being coerced and blackmailed into taking these useless and probably harmful jabs while the real treatment is being denied.

  27. A day is coming where govgoons will descend on you and your family with needles, and not asking for consent.

    Decide now what you’re prepared to do.

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