200,000 Unvaccinated Military Members Denied Temporary Restraining Order as Commanders Threaten Those Who Refuse COVID-19 Vaccines

Egregious abuse of power of those in “authoritative” positions.

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Written by Brian Shilhavy / Health Impact News (September 7, 2021)

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Several military members told Health Impact News today that their commanders are coercing members of their unit to get the COVID-19 shot TODAY (September 7, 2021) or face the consequences of disobeying a direct order.

One member stated that when they went by the local pharmacy in a drug store, there were many military members lined up to get the shots today, fearful of the consequences if they don’t.

And this is in spite of the fact that military officials are saying publicly that service members still have 2 to 3 months to comply, according to Military.com.

Sailors and Marines Have 90 Days to Get Vaccinated or Face Punishment

2 Sep 2021
Military.com | By Konstantin Toropin

Sailors and Marines now have 90 days to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or risk disobeying a lawful order, a violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, the maritime branches’ top leaders said in a series ofmessagesreleased Tuesday and Wednesday.

Airmen Have Less than Two Months to Get Fully Vaccinated

7 Sep 2021
Military.com | By Stephen Losey

The Department of the Air Force has set a tight two-month deadline for active-duty troops to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Those who don’t get the shot in time could be punished under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

Airmen and Space Force Guardians must be fully vaccinated – including a two-week period after a final shot – by Nov. 2, the Air Force said in a press release Friday. Air National Guardsmen and reservists have until Dec. 2.

Apparently the military commanders are following their own schedule, regardless of what is being stated publicly by the various branches.

Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives have now proposed legislation that would prevent the military from issuing dishonorable discharges for service members who refuse the COVID-19 vaccine.

Lawmakers Try to Ban Dishonorable Discharges for Troops Who Refuse Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccines

2 Sep 2021
Military.com | By Travis Tritten

House lawmakers have backed legislation prohibiting dishonorable discharges for troops who refuse the COVID-19 vaccine, as the Navy gave its sailors 90 days to get the shot this week and the Army and Air Force were poised Thursday to enforce their own timetables.

Legislation sponsored by Rep. Mark Green, R-Tenn., an Army veteran, requires only honorable discharges for anyone who is separated from the military over refusing to be vaccinated. It was added to the fiscal 2022 defense authorization bill, passed by the House Armed Services Committee on Thursday.

“No American who raises their hand to serve our Nation should be punished for making a highly personal medical decision,” Green said in a statement after the committee vote.

However, service members are telling Health Impact News that this is what some of them are being threatened with, dishonorable discharge, while others have said they have been threatened with demotions and being barred from reenlisting.

Judicial System Again Fails to Protect Constitutional Rights of Citizens by Denying 200,000 Unvaccinated Military a Temporary Restraining Order

On August 17, 2021, two military members filed a lawsuit in federal court in the State of Colorado, claiming that they represented 200,000 service members who were not vaccinated for COVID-19, but that they had previously contracted COVID-19 and recovered, and that therefore there was no need to be vaccinated against COVID-19, as they had “natural immunity.”

On August 24, 2021, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin issued a Memorandum for “SENIOR PENTAGON LEADERSHIP COMMANDERS OF THE COMBATANT COMMANDS DEFENSE AGENCY AND DOD FIELD ACTIVITY DIRECTORS” which stated:

I therefore direct the Secretaries of the Military Departments to immediately begin full vaccination of all members of the armed Forces under DoD authority on active duty or in the Ready Reserve, including the National Guard, who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19. (Source.)

So on August 31, 2021, Todd Callender, counsel for the military Plaintiffs, filed a motion for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) to stop this directive from being enforced, which was heard by Judge Raymond P. Moore, who then denied the TRO on September 1, 2021.

The Plaintiffs had expert testimony from an affidavit by Dr. Peter McCullough, stating that “people who have the naturally created antibodies resulting from contracting and recovering from the Virus” should not be vaccinated because “it will do more harm than good.”

Judge Moore rejected his testimony and the evidence provided by the plaintiffs, because it was contrary to what the CDC states.

But Plaintiffs ignore all contrary opinion evidence, including obviously relevant guidance from the Centers for Disease  Control and Prevention (“CDC”) recommending vaccination regardless of whether a person has already had COVID-19 because research has not yet shown people are protected once they recover from the virus.

See Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination, CDC Website, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html (last visited Sept. 1, 2021).

The Court is not compelled to view Plaintiffs’ evidence in a vacuum or an echo chamber. As a result, the evidence cited by Plaintiffs coupled with their unsubstantiated insistence on their own natural immunity is insufficient to establish a clear and unequivocal right to a TRO under the circumstances of this case. (Read full opinion here.)

Again, to expect relief from COVID-19 vaccine mandates from the judiciary is just not reasonable. The system is rigged. They will quote the CDC, Anthony Fauci, and a whole host of other corrupt government agencies and leaders to deny facts and keep the COVID-19 narrative going that benefits the Pharmaceutical industry and their Wall Street Billionaires and Bankers.

The judiciary works for these Wall Street Billionaires and Bankers, not for the public.

Mass non-compliance is what is needed now, and while there are signs that those in law enforcement and other government agencies are now forming groups to resist (See: Police, Firefighters In LA Form Group To Resist Vaccine Mandates, for example), where are the military commanders who take seriously the oath they took to protect this country and their citizens??

One of the military members that Health Impact News corresponded with today wrote:

As much as I value my uniform, my time in service and fighting back against such obvious abuses of power I’m coming more and more to the realization that this is the new world order, so to speak.

These vaccines aren’t going away no matter how long or how bitterly we fight this in the courts.

It’s time to tell the system to go **** itself and start figuring out how to best take care of ourselves and our families outside of the system.

Our military leadership has no concern for our wellbeing and they have made it clear that they will punish those who can’t see things from their perspective.

I signed up to defend the Constitution and freedom and now my military leadership is intent on violating both. I’m no longer interested in serving my country in this capacity. It’s time to leave while I can still walk to the door.

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Featured image: Pfc. Shaniah Edwards, Medical Detachment, prepares to administer the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to soldiers and airmen at the Joint Force Headquarters, February 12, 2021. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Leona C. Hendrickson – Source.)

Which One Are You?: A Follower? Or a Leader? | The Answer May Shock You

No pun intended.

During these uncertain times, especially amidst the corona/vaccine agendas, it has become increasingly clear that there are, sadly, a great percentage of conformed followers than there are questioning leaders.

I’d like to highlight the following social experiments to demonstrate this. Now unless these experiments were staged, because I can’t rule that out, but I am going under the assumption that it has not, and that these are legitimate.

Similar experiments like these have been conducted in the past as well, with varying results. However, just from these modern time experiments, it is worrying the lengths that conformity will go to in order to just be one of the pack, and not be considered an “outlier”. We can see it in abundance today, that humanity hasn’t changed much in their line of thinking. If anything, we have become even more docile, even more compliant, even more unquestioning of even the most inane decisions as long as it comes from a position of “authority”.

The below experiments show the need that people have to follow the group, even if it doesn’t make sense, and/or even if it’s wrong. While the first couple of experiments shown do not involve the welfare of others, the third example most certainly does, and the results are terrifying.

Do you know where you’d stand? Are you being completely honest with yourself? Take a deep, long look at what’s going on in the world; how desperate some people are to fit in, to not be considered a “conspiracy theorist”, or a “right-wing nut” that doesn’t agree with the “majority of the population”… or a dumb imbecile that doesn’t even listen to experts/authority…

Would you be okay going against the grain even though EVERYONE ELSE around you is following a certain narrative?

EXPERIMENT 1. Social Conformity

This first experiment shows a lady who, though there is no reason for doing so, other than everybody else was doing it, conforms to a practice of standing up when a buzzer goes off, then sitting back down after a second or two. There is LITERALLY no reason to do this, but slowly but surely, even those who were not hired actors who initiated this social conditioning from the start, became conformed to following the original test subject.

What would you have done?

It’s easy to say that we wouldn’t participate without being in the same situation as them, but would we, or wouldn’t we? Can we admit when we may just well follow along with the pack for the sake of not being ostracized or be the odd one out? Or would we be strong enough in our own resolution to not follow along with silly mandates, even though everyone else around is?

Experiment 2. Herd Mentality

The below video shows a modern day example of the Asch experiment in progress. The Asch experiment wanted to see how many people would be influenced in giving the wrong answer, simply because everyone else gave the wrong answer. In this line up, 10 people are given the task of choosing which line matches the singular line shown on a separate stand. The first 9 people are all in on the scam to choose the wrong answer, leaving the 10th person, the actual test subject, to decide their answer. Will they trust their instinct and choose the right answer, even if they’re the ONLY ONE to choose it?

Or will they follow along with the crowd?

Herd mentality and peer pressure are very real social dilemmas that affect people in our day to day lives. While some people did not conform to the rest of the group, indicating that there are some willing to follow their intuition and not follow the crowd, even at the risk of ostracization or looking silly, we also can’t overlook the fact that some people may already know about the Asch experiment, and realize that it is a social test; thus skewering the results.

As it is, being different and the only one to choose a different answer, can seem isolating; but if one has confidence in themselves, and doesn’t care what other people think, especially when they’re sure the other people are wrong, can we see real leadership – and perhaps make us second guess our initial reaction/response.

Now, while the first two examples had nothing to do with anything serious, what if the matter literally comes to life and death? What if we are coerced, say… by an authority figure, to carrying out an act that does significant harm to another human being?

Think people will be any less obedient/conforming?

Take a look at the Milgram experiment, which was conducted in the 1960’s to test people’s obedience to authority figures.

Experiment 3. “Listen to the Authorities”

This video is highly disturbing, because it shows the lengths that people will go to simply in the name of listening to an authority figure; even if they’re against it, even if they want nothing more to do with a particular action, if they are commanded by someone in a presumed position of authority, they will continue to commit life-threatening harm on another being.

Source: youtube | Brian Burak | Milgrim Experiment [Milgram]

The gentleman who has the unfortunate task of “punishing” the learner is clearly distraught over the commands to keep inflicting shocks to the other participant. However, at the continued prompting of the experimenter, ends up going all the way to the end of the shock board – even after the learner ceases to respond.

It’s important to note that he is not FORCED to keep pressing the switch. He could refuse – in fact, does so on numerous occasions, yet at the insisting prods of the experimenter, concedes, albeit begrudgingly, and continues to press the switches.

It’s clear that he cares about the other person at the end of the shocks, yet because this authority figure tells him to continue – to inflict terrible pain even to the point of no response – he finishes the task until the experimenter tells him to stop.

The following short interview between the gentleman and the experimenter(s) happens next:

Experimenter: “How do you feel, by the way?”

Subject: “I feel all right, but I don’t like what’s happened to that fellow in there. He’s been hollering – we had to keep giving him shocks – I didn’t like that one bit. I mean, he wanted to get out, and you just kept going, kept throwing 450 volts. I didn’t like that. He wouldn’t even look in on that gentleman.”

Experimenter 2: “But who’s actually pushing the switch?”

Subject: “I was. But he kept insisting. I told him no, but he said it got to keep going. I told him it’s time we stopped when we got up to 195, 210 volts.”

Experimenter 2: “But why didn’t you just stop?”

Subject: “He wouldn’t let me! I wanted to stop.”

Think the test would have been any different if a cute, little puppy was involved? …Well, you’d be wrong.

In an incredibly inhumane experiment, the same experiment was conducted, but this time using a puppy, with real shocks. I obviously DO NOT CONDONE the following test, but wanted to mention it here for further reference to people’s compliance to authority figures:

(And I usually don’t condone cussing on this site, but in some cases it’s warranted and drives the point home rather succinctly)

Charles Sheridan and Richard King took this experiment one step further, but asked subjects to shock a puppy for every incorrect action it made. Unlike Milgram’s experiment, this shock was real. Exactly 20 out of 26 subjects went to the highest voltage.

Almost 80 percent. Think about that when you’re walking around the mall: Eight out of ten of those people you see would torture the shit out of a puppy if a dude in a lab coat asked them to.

Words at the end of the above video from Stanley Milgram that should be immortalized:

“The results, as I observe them in the laboratory, are disturbing. They raised the possibility that human nature cannot be counted on to insulate men from brutality and inhumane treatment at the direction of malevolent authority.

A substantial proportion of people do what they are told to do irrespective of the content of the act and without limitations of conscience. So long as they perceive that the command comes from a legitimate authority.

If in this study, an anonymous experimenter could successfully command adults to subdue a 50 year old man and force on him painful electric shocks against his protests, one can only wonder what government, with its vastly greater authority and prestige, can command of its subjects.

I believe we are all under a social experiment of some kind, by design. The corrupt world leaders are sitting back, watching people follow in line of the most ridiculous and dangerous mandates; laughing at how many actually follow and enforce these rules, while at the same time seeing just how far they can go before people start realizing that it is all a farce.

Then when you consider exactly how much of an influence that social media presents on our life, and the excessive amount of bots programmed to give the users the illusion that a vast amount of the population thinks a certain way, including collusions with the mainstream media – one can see how easily the public could be swayed into a “groupthink” mentality.

So how far can humanity be pushed to following a narrative, a guideline, a rule, if seemingly “everybody” else does it too, and especially when those in a “position of authority” command it?

This is the question that is being asked. And chillingly, a large portion of people would rather follow the herd mentality, than be a brave individual that goes against the status quo. Even if one’s own moral conscience is on the line.

I think it’s high time for all of us, as an individual, to really take a step back and gauge our own actions (and inactions, for that matter). Can we develop our own fortitude, our own strong constitution, to do what’s right – even if “the majority” or “authority figures” demand we do otherwise? What is “right”, for that matter? 

Our moral compass is being tampered with. We need to fine-tune it, and get back on track. Regardless of peer pressure or authoritative control. And we need to be brave enough to stand apart from the herd, and help lead the pack away from this destructive nature.

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