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These fifteen signs tell whether or not you are in abusive
relationship with the government.
Fifteen Signs You’re in an Abusive Relationship with the Government
Lucio Saverio-EastmanLucio Saverio Eastman
micha gartzMicha Gartz
– December 31, 2020Reading Time: 9 minutes
AIER >> Daily Economy >> Government >> Crisis >> Authoritarianism
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Fully 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by February, with only 8% of
resolutions kept year-long. After the holidays, many people endeavor to
eat healthier or exercise more. It’s as simple as committing to floss or
exercise daily. That is until you run out of floss and forget to buy
more… or are too sore for exercise the next day. It’s easy to fall out
of new habits.
Here’s a resolution worth keeping: Stop allowing abusive relationships
to continue. If you have ever lived through an emotionally abusive
relationship, you already know the signs. However if you’re unaware, it
can be hard to accept or realize that you’re already in one. I’m in one.
You’re in one. (Yes, you!) We’re all in an abusive relationship together.
As the infographic below describes: “Abusive relationships can arise
anywhere – with partners, friends, families, workplaces or governments.”
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Source: Workplace Mental Health Institute
Here are the warning signs of an abusive relationship, along with
current examples of how governments are offenders, most of which you’ll
You may be in an abusive relationship if they…
1. Stop you seeing friends and family
We are all in this together, apart.
“Stay home, stay safe.” That’s what we’re told. At first, it was
temporary: Staying apart would slow the spread, flatten the curve,
preserve hospital capacity and the energy of our exhausted healthcare
workers. And we followed along, believing that staying apart would keep
To date, many bars, restaurants, and cafes are still closed or have
capacity limits and some have closed permanently. Border closures and
travel restrictions prevent people from congregating with family for
holidays or taking vacations. Even neighborly gatherings are subject to
curfews or bans. Then, there is the tragedy of loved ones dying alone in
hospitals or long-term care facilities due to restrictions.
2. Won’t let you go out without permission
The government has provided lists of what they consider essential for
maintaining critical infrastructure operations. Are you an essential worker?
While it may seem that your movements are not restricted in most places
within the US, there are many other countries where going out means
possible abuse by police and authorities for arbitrary violations or
fines for breaking lockdown orders.
In France, citizens need papers to validate their reason for being out.
In one of the toughest lockdowns seen in Australia this past year, 3,000
tenants were forcibly kept from leaving their apartments – separating
partners and children from parents. These continued breaches of public
trust will undoubtedly spread as reports of human rights abuses pour in.
3. Tell you what to wear
In March, Dr Fauci told 60 Minutes that people should not be wearing masks:
The masks are important for someone who is infected, to prevent them
from infecting someone else. […] Right now in the United States, people
should not be walking around with masks. […] There’s no reason to be
walking around with a mask.
And acknowledges that they are more symbolic, noting:
When you’re in the middle of an outbreak, wearing a mask might make
people ‘feel’ a little bit better, it might even block a droplet. But
it’s not providing the perfect protection that people think it is.
Most states have mandated masks, which are now a “cultural icon”
signalling individuals’ “social responsibility and good citizenship.”
And if you want to be extra-safe, (or extra-socially conscious) follow
Fauci’s lead and wear two. If you want to be extra, extra safe, goggles
may also be a good idea.
4. Monitor your phone or emails
In an effort to promote public health and stay ahead of government
regulations, tech companies Apple and Google have begun including Covid
notification systems in mobile devices’ operating systems updates.
Voluntary downloads of contact-tracing apps, such as the French
government’s TousAntiCovid app, have been encouraged by states. Others
have been more forceful in active monitoring.
For instance, Taiwanese resident Milo Hsieh woke up to two police
officers knocking on his door after his phone’s battery ran out for 15
minutes. The dead battery triggered an automatic notification of
potential quarantine breach, prompting authorities to send warning text
messages and (missed) calls before conducting an in-person check.
5. Control the finances, or won’t let you work
If your business is deemed “not essential,” the local, county, and state
governments have the power to close your business. Additionally, some of
the hardest hit industries right now are the arts. Live music, museums,
theaters, and many more art venues are effectively shut down, putting
many performers and artists out of work.
Closing “nonessential” businesses has merely pushed business to online
retailers such as Amazon, or click-and-collect chain stores.
6. Control what you read, watch and say
From the beginning of the crisis, online publishing platforms have
taken to changing their terms and conditions regularly to justify
censorship and takedowns of studies, articles, and videos that don’t
follow the approved narrative.
Additionally, there is plenty of evidence that propaganda campaigns on
social media spill over into traditional media outlets, influencing
opinion, and shifting narratives toward specific goals on a global scale.
A 28-year-old pregnant woman was arrested in front of her two children
for posting on Facebook about an anti-lockdown protest in Ballarat
(Australia), drawing criticism from the president of the Australian
Human Rights Council. The woman’s devices were consequently confiscated,
and bail was granted on the condition she does not access social media
until the allotted time. Human Rights Watch notes,
Arresting people preemptively for the act of organizing peaceful
protests or for social media posts is something that happens all too
often under authoritarian regimes, and it should not be happening in a
7. Monitor everything you do
The National Guard was deployed at New York airports to collect travel
contact forms. Have you wondered what happens with those forms? One of
our colleagues received a robocall from the New York City Sheriff after
traveling. It threatened her to call back or receive a knock on her door
to make sure she is quarantining.
And let’s not forget: if you see something, say something! Early in
2020, an Australian couple was fined $1,000+ for breaking lockdown
orders even though they had posted old photos and did not actually break
lockdown rules. They were then threatened with arrest if they posted any
Early in the pandemic, states set up dedicated “snitch” lines to
accommodate for the deluge of 911 calls, reporting lockdown violations.
The Arkansas Department of Health recently launched a Covid-19 hotline
for when others aren’t wearing their mask in public. A rise in false
reports to contact-tracers in the UK led authorities to introduce £1,000
penalties for misinformation.
8. Punish you for breaking the rules, but the rules keep changing!
They will get up in front of the camera and espouse the virtues of
following the rules and then turn around and break them without a second
thought. If you break their rules, they will shut you down and then go
to Hawaii for dinner. Can’t keep up with the rules? They’ll shift
regularly and blame will be placed on you for not following the previous
Even those who think ahead and proactively try to improve public safety
are caught up: In March police threatened to fine a London shopkeeper
£80 for criminal damage after she “vandalised” the sidewalk with chalk
markings intended to help customers observe 6-foot distancing.
Several restaurant owners in New York City are suing Cuomo and de
Blasio. However, they keep running into obstacles as the rules change
frequently. Tina Oppedisano, owner of Il Bacco Ristorante in Queens, who
is spearheading the lawsuit says,
We initially filed the lawsuit to open up indoor dining, which we were
aiming for the same percentage as everywhere else. So we wanted 50%. He
gave us 25. So we have to go amend the lawsuit to fight for 50. Then, we
went back to zero; now we have to try to fight for 25. It’s just like an
ongoing thing. So it’s kind of very interesting that I think they, you
know, they clearly know how to manipulate the system so you kind of get
9. Tell you it is for your own good, and that they know better
In May, AIER’s Editorial Director Jeffrey Tucker documented how dentists
and doctors were prevented from accepting new patients. We were told
that, to protect our health we cannot receive medical care (unless it is
an emergency). You cannot see a dentist. You cannot see a doctor. You
cannot have elective surgery, continue chemotherapy, or receive a
They will tell you that it is for your own protection and to follow the
experts to ensure the safety of the whole. “Consensus” is the clarion
call of these pundits. This is a form of Pathological Altruism which is
any behavior or personal tendency in which either the stated aim or the
implied motivation is to promote the welfare of another. But instead of
overall beneficial outcomes, the altruism instead has irrational… and
substantial negative consequences.
10. Don’t allow you to question it
Many highly qualified and respected scholars and public health officials
stepped up to question the current trajectory and consequences of
lockdowns and policy. They have been met with brutal opposition. Any
attempts to question the lockdowns or raise doubts about the approach
led to attempted deplatforming or silencing of any debate.
A California trauma medical director, Dr. Michael Deboisblanc, was fired
for concluding (based on data) that it is safe to reopen schools and
writing a letter questioning Contra Costa County’s lockdown measures.
Even our local town council condemned the Great Barrington Declaration,
and the official website was originally excluded from Google searches in
the UK and Australia.
11. Tell you you’re crazy, and no one agrees with you
If you spend any amount of time on social media and if you have an
opinion that counters the narrative, you probably experienced some
backlash. As our colleague Phil Magness knows too well, there is
seemingly no end to accusations of “strawman” arguments and denials of
any wrongdoing from lockdown supporters.
Political figures, such as Fauci, claim there is consensus on “the
science” they are following. Claims of consensus are defied by
petitions, such as the Great Barrington Declaration – now signed by
nearly 40,000 medical practitioners, over 13,000 medical and public
health scientists, and 700,000+ members of the public – which show that
you are not alone in recognizing the substantial adverse effects (and
limited success) of lockdowns.
12. Call you names or shame you for being stupid or selfish
Jorge Elorza, mayor of Providence (RI) remarked on radio that if you see
large gatherings or someone out in public not wearing a mask, “You
should socially shame them, so they fall in line.” India went further,
publishing names, phone numbers and addresses of Covid-positive
individuals in newspapers and on social media, violating medical ethic
codes, patient privacy rights and leading to stigmatization, aggressive
attacks, and social ostracism.
Being anti-lockdown has been linked with racism, ageism, and white
supremacy. A string of blame is targeted at young people, restaurants,
and right-wing individualists. This is frequently followed with wishes
that these selfish individuals, Covid-deniers, and “COVIDIOTS” will (and
should) “catch Covid and die.”
13. Gaslight you, challenge your memory of events, make you doubt yourself
All around the world we’ve been told conflicting story after story.
However, bringing up these inconsistencies means you’re likely to be met
with a cavalier shrug or a challenge of your perceptions.
They will attempt to connect you to questionable logic and politicize it
to their advantage while flipping the narrative, “We’re not virtue
signaling, you’re vice signaling.”
Fauci flip-flopped on mask advice, then he encouraged school closures,
and criticized reopening schools before later claiming that he “never
said close schools.”
In one of the most egregious changes of a scientific definition to date,
the World Health Organization updated their website to delete any
mention of naturally acquired immunity.
14. Dismiss your opinions
If shaming or gaslighting you doesn’t work, then dismissing your opinion
is the next best option. Unelected officials have dismissed alternative
opinions as “nonsense and very dangerous.” They will dismiss you as
unqualified, while allowing the opinions of other obviously unqualified
“experts” to influence policy and society. Sharing anything that goes
against the status quo will likely earn a “You’re not an epidemiologist”
from the masses while they conveniently ignore Neil Ferguson’s PhD in
And heaven forbid you should be a musician and offer an opinion that
goes against the accepted narrative. Be prepared for cringe-worthy
reviews packed full of “abusive relationship” red flags.
15. Play the victim. If things go wrong, it’s all your fault
Victimization and blame can be found almost anywhere you look on social
media, in the news, and in public life. Suggestions that you may be
responsible for deaths if you don’t mask up, or that “you’re not a good
person” and your actions are entirely selfish are common.
Arguments that a second lockdown may be needed because people did not
closely adhere to the rules the first time, and officials admonishing
citizens for their ‘irresponsible’ and ‘selfish’ desire to gather during
holidays are on constant rotation in the news cycle.
Now is the Time to Break the Cycle and Reclaim Your Life
The goal of any abuser is to ensure you feel isolated, alone, and
dependent so that they can maintain control. If you have no options –
someone or somewhere else to turn to – the abusive narcissist or
sociopath can continue to imprison you, making it harder for you to
leave. The power an abuser holds over individuals becomes exponentially
worse when they are given absolute authority to enforce and implement
methods for keeping you confined inside the relationship. We have ceded
our power and authority to the government.
Ironically, one of the many unintended consequences of allowing this
institutional abuse to continue is that it becomes increasingly
difficult for people trapped in abusive domestic relationships to leave
the house and seek help, or to be checked on by family and friends.
An open, transparent, and solution-based focus for the rules and
governance of society is needed to reestablish trust and healthy
relationship boundaries. The use of fear and enforcement tactics to shut
down dialogue and debate have never led to positive outcomes in any
personal, societal, or global interactions.
The dilemma facing any governing system (private or public) is this: A
government strong enough to protect existing economic, property, and
human rights is also strong enough to forcibly take them away.
Recognizing that the checks and balances on government power have been
bypassed is the first step toward recovering the inherent rights we have
lost and ending this cycle of abuse.
If each individual reading this makes and keeps a personal resolution
now – in 2021 and beyond – to protect themselves and the ones they love
from the hypocrisy and abuse of those who seek to oppress, shame, track,
punish, gaslight, and otherwise lock us all down – we can begin to
rebuild our independence, free ourselves from false narratives, and
reclaim our individual lives and stories.