There are no mandates in a free society. There is only choice.
Today, mandates are what is on the Public Health menu. However, before you take your pitchfork to the bureaucrats, ask yourself this: To achieve freedom, is it better to dismantle the mandate or deconstruct the language?
If you attempt to dismantle a mandate, you will be stuck debating science and arguing policies, caught up in a circus of politicians and courts, legislatures and jurisdictions, rules and regulations that will keep you fighting for your rights against an authority under which you have agreed to be governed.
While the Declaration of Independence states we are all equal under the law, government derives its authority from the consent of the governed. This means one must consent to be ruled by others.
Even if you agree with your rulers, you may not subscribe to their mandates. But the octopus that is government has you in a stranglehold with the ability to grow new arms each time you cut one off (with your pitchfork). Lawsuits make little difference when justice is denied. If your assertions do not hold water under their laws and expert scientists, those assertions are rendered impotent and moot. It comes down to POWER … who has it, who doesn’t … and how to reclaim it.
Recently, a Minnesota health insurance system fired 69 nurses for refusing a seasonal mandatory flu shot. Previously, in Ohio, 150 employees were fired for refusing flu shots. Mandates continue on even though the U.S. health authority, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), published a study based on four randomized controlled trials that showed vaccination of healthcare workers with the flu vaccine offered “no significant measurable protection to patients from the flu.”
If governmental power is based on your consent then it stands that if you can consent to something, you can also withdraw your consent. What if, for instance, all the nurses subjected to the mandates of the healthcare system walked off the job? Would that not show the Insurance Industry, the Medical System, and Big Pharma who really has the power? This follows from… suppose they gave a war and nobody came? For nurses to walk away means we must stop begging for permission from government which claims to save us from ourselves.
Perhaps the only real way to change the outcome when the odds appear insurmountable is to change your perception. Stay with me… While this may sound esoteric and lofty, to change perception is to shift your reality. If you make the premise moot (the reason for mandates) then the outcome (mandates) becomes moot.
“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” – Wayne Dyer
You do not require a law degree to understand how laws can entrap you, just as you do not need to be a scientist to know that science does not guarantee freedom. To change perception, you may only need to deconstruct the language to understand words and their meanings. For instance, the expression “can’t see the forest for the trees,” means you cannot see the bigger picture because you are bogged down in the minutiae.
If we deconstruct the words: forest and trees, we find:
The meaning is unidirectional. Only one (forest) can include the other (trees). The forest does not exist without individual trees. Each tree is unique. Each tree is a ecosystem unto itself, able to create habitats for other life forms. Each tree communicates beneath the surface through a network of mycelium (fungal-like bacterial colony) and each exchanges carbon dioxide for life-giving oxygen. To an outside authority, however, a forest is timber to be managed and controlled. An illusion of uniformity.
We are caught in the same trap when it comes to the “public health,” which does not exist outside of individuals who makes up the public. Likewise, Public Opinion, Public Safety, Public Body, and Public Perception are myths that political elites promote in order to manufacture consent to justify their right to power and to maintain the status quo. There is only individual opinion, individual safety, individual bodies, and individual perception.
“Science is nothing but perception.” – Plato
Individuals see with their own eyes, hear with their own ears, think with their own minds, and speak with their own voice. Individuals exist in relationship to one another just as trees do. Through relationship, they build trust on an individual level.
Thus, there is no Public Trust. Public Trust promotes “public welfare” and does not benefit one or more individuals.
The Public is the forest of humanity, created for the purpose of neutralizing, homogenizing and disempowering the individual until he sees himself as a victim.
To consent to Public Health mandates is to give up Individual (inherent) Rights in exchange for Public Rights (i.e., Children’s rights, Gay rights, Parent rights, Worker’s rights, Women’s rights) granted by the State, which can be modified, suspended, and revoked.
We have seen Inherent Rights abolished, under censorship, and worse, throughout history under such tyrants as Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, Brezhnev, and others, as people consented to mandates and conformed to the herd mindset. Censorship continues today in social media (listen to Candace Owens!), new laws, and self-censorship, from fear of standing out.
Where pitchforks fail, words (both written and spoken) are powerful, because language can change perception if one is open. And changing perception from group-think to self-awareness can change outcomes. We must “see the trees in the forest.”
We must change our perception to recognize the PR and propaganda machine for what it is, a means to shape individual opinions for political interests. By taking the Public out of Public Health, we begin to reclaim the narrative. We avoid fighting a losing battle in the courts and the legislature. Whenever something must be done in the name of Public Health, the answer must be “There is no Public Health. There is only individual health.” This provides an opportunity to “nip the premise of mandates in the bud” and to preserve freedom where freedom lives, in the individual.
Rosanne Lindsay is a board certified Naturopathic doctor under the Turtle Island Provider Network. She is a writer, Earth Keeper, President of the National Health Freedom Coalition, co-founder of Wisconsin For Vaccine Choice, and author of the book The Nature of Healing, Heal the Body, Heal the Planet. Find her on Facebook at Rosanne Lindsay and Natureofhealing and consult with her using the tools of nature to heal yourself (virtual consults available) at natureofhealing.org, where this article first appeared.