An Essay for All Those Who Don’t Get It

I don’t know who E.P. Unum is–though I do know that handle stands for E Pluribus Unum. Those Latin words are the traditional motto of the United States and mean: “Out of many, one.” So, whoever is writing under the name of “E. P. Unum” is paying homage to one of the founding philosophies of this country while preferring to conceal his or her true identity. In any case, Mr. or Mrs. or Ms. Unum has penned a fine essay here–one that I hope as many Americans as possible will read with an open mind.

There is great truth in what is written here, and within that truth, there is also a warning. We are on the verge of losing our Republic to those who want to turn us into the Soviet Union or China or perhaps even Cuba or North Korea. If that happens, then the millions of Americans who are sleeping while the mendacious and perfidious Biden administration destroys our Constitution and rips up our Bill of Rights deserve what they get–just as Cassius warned Brutus in Shakespeare’s play. I hope those Americans wake up before we lose our Republic!

Please read on!

By E.P. Unum

“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars but in ourselves.”  (From Shakespeare’s “The Death of Julius Caesar,” Scene I Act II, Cassius to Brutus plotting to Assassinate Julius Caesar.)

The legendary broadcast journalist and war correspondent, Edward R. Murrow used the above in his effort to reinforce the age-old principle that journalists cannot shrink from their responsibility, to tell the truth, and to never sacrifice that responsibility on the altar of convenience or succumb to bombastic, inflammatory rhetoric unsupportive by facts and hard evidence.

Where have you gone, Mr. Murrow? We sure could use your journalistic integrity now.

This essay is for all those who don’t get it:

Do you now understand why there was never any action against the Clintons or Obama, how they destroyed emails and evidence and phones and servers, how they spied and wiretapped, how they lied to the FISA Court, had conversations on the tarmac, sent emails to themselves to cover their asses after key meetings, how Comey and Brennan and Clapper never were brought to any justice, how the FBI and CIA lied, how the Steele Dossier was passed along, how phones got factory resets, how leak after leak to a corrupt, accomplice media went unchecked, why George Soros is always in the shadows, why they screamed “Russia” and pushed a sham impeachment, why no one ever goes to jail, why no one is ever charged, why nothing ever happens?

Now you know why there was no wrongdoing in the FISA warrants, why the Durham Report has been delayed, again, and with each passing day we will likely never see it; why Hunter Biden will likely walk free, perhaps with a fine and a slap on the wrist and some words to “go and sin no more.” Why the FBI sat on Hunter Biden’s laptop for over eleven months. Why the mainstream media, Twitter and Facebook, withheld publishing anything about the Hunter Biden scandal, which has close and direct links to now, President Joe Biden.

Why the Biden’s connection to China and massive cash payments were overlooked and hardly covered in the mainstream media, why, like “Manna from Heaven,” a lethal virus from China was unleashed on the western world, the perfect weapon, an invisible scourge that could be weaponized politically to bring down the greatest economy in the history of humanity and usher in unverifiable mail-in voting.

By now, you surely know why the media is 24/7 propaganda, and lies, why true journalism is dead, why up is down and down is up, right is wrong and wrong is right, why evil is good and good is evil. By now, you surely know why social media silences the First Amendment, speaks over the President of the United States and bans him from using their services. This has been the plan by the Deep State all along.

They didn’t expect Trump to win in 2016. He messed up their plans, delayed them a little. They had to get him out, so they concocted lie after lie, falsified information, tried unsuccessfully, twice, to impeach him! They assaulted him in the press every single day while he continued to serve the American people and put America First! They failed in all their attempts. But they weren’t about to let it happen again.

Covid was China’s gift to the Global Elites. It was everything the Deep State needed to rid themselves of the one man who could stand in the way of their takeover of America. So, Covid was weaponized, Governors helped shut down their states, the media helped shame and kill the economy, and the “super lucky unverifiable mail-in ballots” were just the trick to make sure the career politician, with a track record of zero accomplishments in 47 years, allegedly with his hands in Chinese payrolls; a man that couldn’t finish a sentence or collect a crowd, miraculously became the most popular vote recipient of all time! If you are foolish enough to believe that this was all on the up and up, there is a bridge in Brooklyn N.Y. I’d like to sell you….cheap.

Ladies and Gentlemen, you have just witnessed a silent coup, the overthrow of the US free election system, and the seeming end of our Constitutional Republic, and the merge of capitalism into the slide toward socialism and communism. What will happen next? Well, here is a look down the corridor of the future:

Biden’s fiasco at the southern border is just the beginning. By summer, we will have hundreds of thousands of people trying to enter the United States illegally, and they will likely be successful because that is what the left-wing zealots in the Democrat Party want. Joe Biden invited them in! You will continue to see agencies like CBP and INS, and Homeland Security muzzled or possibly deleted. Law enforcement will see continued defunding. Criminals will be released without bail, free to commit crimes again and again.

Soon, the idiots on the left will try to restrict our Second Amendment Rights to own weapons and will add this to the list of additional items to tax. There will be a concerted movement to make Washington D.C. a State along with Puerto Rico because democrats can then stack the House and Senate with additional votes. There will be an assault on the Electoral College with an effort to eliminate it. American history will be a thing of the past (if it isn’t already) erased in favor of Revisionist History. By fall 2021, you will see mounting pressure to pack The Supreme Court.

If you work in the manufacturing or oil industry, get ready. Biden’s day one action to reverse the Keystone XL Pipeline was just the beginning. There will be a full-scale attack on oil and gas because these are considered “evil.” In one stroke of his pen, Biden wiped away decades of effort that culminated under President Trump in making the U.S. energy independent and, for the first time in history, an oil-exporting country. Now, we will once again be dependent on Middle Eastern Oil while the starry-eyed intelligencia in Biden’s Cabinet play around with trying to make our nation carbon-free by 2035, regardless of what other countries in the world are doing!

If you run a business, brace for impact. Maybe you’ll be on the hook for slavery reparations like some people in Illinois are today, or have your suburbs turned into Section 8 housing. Feckless Joe Biden has just signed a $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan that doesn’t rescue anyone and puts us further in debt while he pursues the left’s Utopia Goal.

Our taxes are going to increase significantly, regardless of the empty pledges of Joe Biden. Businesses will pay more, and the flight of capital offshore will accelerate, resulting, once again, in massive unemployment. Do you really believe Joe Biden when he says that his tax plan will focus on the “wealthy paying more and that families making less than $400,000 will not pay a penny more in taxes”?

What do you think the wealthy will do? For starters, like businesses, they will move someplace else, and we, the middle class, will end up footing the bill. But that should not come as a surprise because that is what the people in power want….the dumbing down of citizens…and more power concentrated in big government.

In Joe Biden’s America, there is not a single problem that exists that cannot be solved by big and more expansive government throwing more and more taxpayer money at it. I bet you found it exciting to learn that Biden’s new Secretary of Defense, General Lloyd Austin, proudly took time to focus on how the Pentagon has designed new, more fashionable uniforms for pregnant female soldiers, sailors, and marines and that we will spend our tax dollars providing surgical procedures for those in the military who wish to be transgender.

Doesn’t that make you feel safe and comfortable? I can’t wait to hear how we intend to deal with the Chinese Navy who now has more ships and submarines than we do. And make no mistake, our enemies, China, Iran, Russia, and North Korea, are watching all of this unfold before them, and they will soon seize upon the opportunity our bungling, babbling weak-kneed President offers them. They are watching closely as Biden extends $75 million in aid to the Palestinians, an affront to our ally Israel. They are laughing at us as we grovel at the feet of Iran, seeking to begin a new round of talks towards rejoining the nuclear agreement negotiated by Obama and John Kerry.

And the spending spree is not yet done. Biden is seeking to push another $2.3 Trillion Infrastructure Bill through Congress, only 7% of which is directed to infrastructure. What could go wrong? Well, think about it this way: If you go shopping for bread or milk and notice that there is an enormous supply of bread and milk at the supermarket, what would you expect the prices of those two staples would be? You would expect because of the oversupply of milk and bread, that prices would go down. It’s that way with money because money is essentially a commodity, a product.

The only way Biden and his gaggle of miscreants can finance their spending spree is for the Federal Reserve to print more money. The problem is that when the Fed cranks up their printing presses, they fuel inflation because there is no corresponding increase in productivity. We thus have “too many dollars chasing too few goods,” the very definition of inflation. Suddenly we will find our economy following the paths of Argentina, Venezuela, and Cuba. If you don’t know the history of these economies, you should do your homework and find out.

I could go on and on. There is no real recovery from this sort of tremendous civil unrest and civil disobedience, possibly civil war. The elections from this point on will likely be decided by New York City, Chicago, and California. At that point, the Republic will be dead. Mob rule, appeasement, and corruption will run rampant. The candidate who offers the most from the Treasury will get the most votes. But the votes really won’t matter, just the ones received and counted. That precedent has been set. As I type these words into my computer, I note where Major League Baseball has pulled their annual All-Star Game from Atlanta, Georgia, because the White House and the left-leaning media have taken the position that Georgia’s new voting law is racist and unconstitutional. Since when is the MLB political?

By now, you all have heard the story. “Benjamin Franklin was walking out of Independence Hall after the Constitutional Convention in 1787, when someone shouted out, ‘Dr. Franklin, what have we got? A Republic or a Monarchy?’”

Franklin responded, “A Republic if you can keep it.”

Ladies and gentlemen, The ascension to the Presidency of Joe Biden, one of this nation’s greatest frauds, incompetents, and crooks, along with Vice President Kamala Harris whose claim to fame and experience on the national stage is……nothing……has ushered in the pending collapse of our Republic, the last bastion of freedom in the world, the shining city on the hill.

And remember this. In dealing with the China Virus, which is now a year old, we locked down the greatest economy in the history of humankind over a virus that has a 99.96% recovery rate. The government shut down religion, and people turned from God. They turned from family. They turned from Flag and Country. People embraced degeneracy culture. They celebrated and looked to fools for guidance. They worshipped themselves selfishly as they took for granted what many sacrificed and died to give them. People disregarded the lessons of history and all it teaches. On their watch, America just died a little. I’m afraid she’ll never be quite the same again.

I used to sit on the stoop in my NYC neighborhood as a young boy and listened to my grandfather, who told me time and time again, in Italian, “you can sometimes trust a thief, but you can never trust a liar.”  I may be wrong, but I believe with all my heart and soul that the greatest tragedy of this experience is that we continue to allow the people we elected to run our government to lie to us.

I studied the works of Edward R. Murrow and marveled at his ability both in radio and then pioneering such successful CBS TV shows like “Person to Person,” “CBS Reports,” “Small World,” and “See it Now.” Here is one of my favorite quotes from Mr. Murrow, one I use in teaching my college students every semester:

“To be persuasive, we must be believable; to be believable,  we must be credible; to be credible, we must be truthful.”

It is a sad commentary on the current state of our media that they lack this very basic of all responsibilities.

Cassius got it right: “The fault dear Brutus is not in the stars but in ourselves.”


About Ronald E. Yates

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