Lockdown is a terrifying story of not only the chaotic freefall of American freedoms during the opening stages of the COVID pandemic, but the dangerous growth of government power that continues today.
Lockdown is a warning that the extraordinary powers invoked by left-wing Democrats and others, justified by claims of public health and safety, have begun the unravelling of America’s constitutional order and our most cherished freedoms.
Using COVID-19 as a cover, Democrat leaders and their bureaucratic health advisers seized powers the Constitution never gave them, and ordered citizens to stay off streets and out of public parks, banned them from their workplaces, closed down their schools, and made church attendance a crimes — even as these same leaders and their left-leaning cronies blithely, arrogantly, and outrageously allowed mass protests, kept open abortion clinics and did as they pleased.
Relying on her trademark aggressive reporting style, Cheryl K. Chumley explains how the radical left is using pandemic policies as a template for increasing controls over the lives of citizens as they build a one-party, socialist state in America.
A sequel to her bestselling book Socialists Don’t Sleep, in Lockdown, Chumley exposes how hypocritical, elitist, and radical leftists are still using the coronavirus to score political points and steal individual rights – as the original pandemic served as dress rehearsal in the march toward the new fascism.
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About the Author
Chumley is a skilled public speaker and media guest, and has made hundreds of appearances on national and local television and radio, including: Fox News, C-SPAN, CBN and Michael Savage, and in person at various forums and events, to discuss politics and culture, the role of Christianity in government, media bias and limited government principles. Chumley is the author of four books, including: Socialists Don't Sleep: Christians Must Rise or America Will Fall, The Devil in DC: Winning Back the Country From the Beast in Washington with a foreword by Mike Huckabee and Police State USA: How Orwell’s Nightmare Is Becoming Our Reality with a foreword from Rep. Louie Gohmert. And she is a US Army veteran and a licensed private investigator.
Table of ContentsTABLE OF CONTENTS to LOCKDOWN: The Socialist Plan to Take Away Your Freedom by Cheryl K. Chumley
INTRODUCTION—AND SO IT BEGINS… A TIMELINE TO TYRANNY…
In March 2020, as the United States was beginning to feel the ravages of the new coronavirus, and citizens were pressed to stay home, and business owners were forced to close their doors, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to write in all caps:
“WE CANNOT LET THE CURE BE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM ITSELF. AT THE END OF THE 15 DAY PERIOD WE WILL MAKE A DECISION AS TO WHICH WAY WE WANT TO GO!”
The President’s words proved prescient.
From there began a topsy-turvy chaotic freefall of American freedoms that saw Democrat governors and their bureaucratic health advisers seize powers the Constitution never gave them, and outright order citizens to stay off the streets, stay out of work, stay at home, stay away from schools, stay far from churches – even as these same Democrat governors and their left-leaning cronies blithely, arrogantly and outrageously did as they pleased. Even as fatalities from the coronavirus fell. Even as the science showed many of the mitigation efforts were fruitless at containing the virus. Even as the selection of establishments targeted for closure grew more and more biased in nature.
America’s economy ground to a standstill. American citizens groaned under the weight of government.
And hypocritical, elitist and arrogant Democrats use the Covid-19 pandemic to score political points and steal individual rights.
IT WAS A DRY-RUN FOR A SOCIALIST ANTI-FREEDOM AGENDA
Chapter 1—COVID LOCKDOWNS
A dry run for progressive/socialist anti-freedom agenda and government control of everything. fear works. Fear subdues. Fear plays right into the hands of the globalists and collectivists who want ultimately to control all the world’s governments.
Chapter 2—TECHNOLOGICAL LOCKDOWN
Contract tracing here to stay, tracking software, face recognition software — think police, law enforcement, airport screeners, security agencies — exploit the tracking features of contact tracing apps for their own surveillance purposes.
Chapter 3—FREE SPEECH LOCKDOWN
Social media bans, censorship and cancel culture.
Chapter 4—EDUCATION LOCKDOWN
Ending funding for private/religious schooling, end of school choice, rise of teacher unions and liberal agenda in curriculums — Unions and leftist educators demand more money, better benefits, cushier work incentives: to bring about a generation of citizens who are fearful and obedient, conditioned to taking orders from their big brotherly protectors in government. Dependent on their dear leaders.
Chapter 5—PATRIOTISM LOCKDOWN
Rebranding patriotism as racism — the left has to keep Americans divided; the left’s plan to crumble America focuses on dividing the population by race and class and education level and any other demographic that can be used to drive forth wedges, pit one against another, and create the kind of anger and envy that provides the perfect breeding ground for socialists to swoop. Getting rid of conservatives by labeling all conservatives as racist and violent is a perfect vehicle to silence dissenting opinions. The end game is to simply cancel conservatives. And along the way, canceling the Second Amendment is just as good — because, as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says, it’s scary and intimidating to have congressional members carry guns into the Capitol.
Chapter 6—FREE MARKET LOCKDOWN
“The Great Reset,” i.e. the destruction of the free market. The World Economic Forum is clear in its goals for a “great reset” to take place during the rebuilding of economies — and in this globalist elitist organization’s own words, it’s a reinvention of capitalism that’s the end game. The W.E.F. will press private businesses to put revenues second, and social consciousness first — with the ultimate end game as an oligarchy. It’s an evil genius plan that turns America’s free enterprise system on its head by pressuring businesses to act as the moral compasses for all of society. In other words: Corporations should cede profits for the social good, and countries should cede borders and sovereignty for the social good.
Chapter 7—MILITARY LOCKDOWN
The too-little-talked-about uncomfortable call on America’s military to patrol the streets and protect the public. The more soldiers get sent to America’s streets, the more immune citizens become to the idea of soldiers roaming America’s streets.
Chapter 8—CLIMATE LOCKDOWN
As said in the 2021 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation annual letter, “Pandemic preparedness must be taken as seriously as we take the threat of war.” And then Gates made a link between COVID-19 and climate change, saying that failing to deal with climate change will certainly bring on more disease and more pandemics and more worldwide suffering, such as seen under COVID. With that, he called for 3,000 specially trained medical officials who could spring to action and respond at the whiff of a virus to communities of the world — and assist, i.e., direct with local mitigation and containment efforts. Meanwhile, John Kerry, Biden’s climate envoy, has returned to his old Barack Obama secretary of state days and pushed the idea that climate change is a national security issue. It’s all inextricably linked: covid-19, climate change, the left’s call for social justice and economic justice and climate justice, the cancel culture against conservatives and labeling of Republicans and Trump supporters as white supremacists — coronavirus gave the Left what it needed to shut down the engines of a society, that also gives the Left what it needs to open up the engines of a society, in a refashioned, reconfigured state. It’s not just about the coronavirus. It’s about every radical Marxist collectivist globalist idea coming together in one massive coronavirus surge of opportunity — and what will happen, in the end, is an utter transformation of American politics and culture and government and society.
Chapter 9—LESSONS FROM GEORGE ORWELL’S ANIMAL FARM
In this fictional account of an animal uprising against oppressive human masters, the barn yard quickly becomes a breeding ground for elitists to rise and conquer. Some animals are equal — but some are more equal than others. This is how tyrannical governors gone mad with coronavirus power have behaved, ordering citizens to do one thing while refusing to do the same themselves. And just like in the ending pages of ANIMAL FARM, when the barn yard animals couldn’t tell the difference between their supposed liberator animal comrades, the pigs, and the human enemies they all fought and resisted and overthrew — so, too, is the strategy of the leftists using the coronavirus for political and personal gain: they don’t want you to notice the loss of individual rights. They don’t want it noticed that “four legs good, two legs bad” has morphed into “four legs good, two legs better.” They don’t want it noticed that the concept of God-given rights — America’s greatest asset — has morphed into government-granted rights and privileges. To notice is to be able to resist; to accept without even noticing is to change entire hearts and minds. The enemies of freedom want Americans to bow and relinquish their rights — but gratefully, believing those they bow to are saving them from danger.
Any conservative who is familiar with Cheryl Chumley’s work, knows she’s a champion of human liberty. LOCKDOWN reveals how anti-freedom, left-wing forces use events and tragedies like a pandemic to advance their barbarous assault on the human spirt. It’s hardly a new tactic. They’ve done throughout history.
Whatever issue left-wing extremists claim they care about, you can bet their goal is the acquisition of power to advance communist and socialist policies. They claimed they cared about public health, but instead used the pandemic as an excuse to commit a direct attack on the Constitution and the rights of the people it was instituted to protect.
Simultaneously left-wing extremists deployed the use of race to divide our nation. Leftists claimed, with no facts, that the United States was founded on racism. Because of this canard, socialists in the American democrat party, proclaim their desire to shred the U.S. Constitution, and its protections for every citizen. The problem is, America’s history is replete with racism coming from the Democrat Party. History shows that the KKK was the militant arm of democrats in the past. In the present, terrorists in ANTIFA and BLM have assumed duties of threats, violence and intimidation.
Socialists have instituted a curriculum in the government-run schools. This curriculum, called Critical Race Theory, teaches white children to hate their skin color and heritage and teaches brown and black kids to hate whites. The curriculum takes aim at America’s foundations, bastardizes and re-writes history and silences any dissent. Glenn Bracey, an assistant professor of sociology and criminology at Villanova, loves critical race theory because it is Marxism wrapped up in a false racism cloak. Bracey made the admission during a remote discussion about critical race theory on Zoom. The seminar was posted on Villanova's official YouTube channel entitled, "What is Critical Race Theory?"
In his “Evil Empire” Speech, President Ronald Reagan alluded to a destructive leftist ideology that destroyed Russia and threatened the world. In outing the Soviets guiding spirit, Vladimir Lenin, Reagan said that Soviet Russia repudiates, “all morality that proceeds from supernatural ideas — that’s their name for religion — or ideas that are outside class conceptions. Morality is entirely subordinate to the interests of class war. And everything is moral that is necessary for the annihilation of the old, exploiting social order and for uniting the proletariat.” That’s what socialist democrats are doing to America today. They falsely claim our Constitution was founded on racism and that it exploits people of color. Thus, they claim, Americans must get rid of it, to unite America under their tyrannical rule. The entire left-wing, in and out of media, is in on the big con.
Whether its race, gender issues, sexual orientation, illegal immigration, or even a pandemic…no issue is beyond the reach of socialist-democrats to politicize and divide. Everyone who loves this country needs to pay attention to this important book as it dismantles the tricks and tactics used by the radical left to advance their dark agenda. More importantly, Cheryl tells us what we can do to stop it.