Christian Palestinian unjustly held behind bars by Palestinian Authority appeals for help

BY SAMIR A. ZEDAN

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/02/christian-palestinian-unjustly-held-behind-bars-by-palestinian-authority-appeals-for-help;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

In response to Jihad Watch’s recent articles about the suffering of Christians living under the Palestinian Authority’s thumb in Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus Christ, more information is flooding in that further exposes the Christians’ plight.

Moreen Botto contacted this writer regarding her husband Charlie Botto, who is behind bars in a Palestinian jail for signing her power of attorney for the management of his property in Jerusalem, as she is an Israeli resident.

The Palestinian Authority may justify the arrest on the pretext that the property may eventually go to Israeli businessmen, but an arrest such as this one becomes a powerful extortion tool while Charlie is held without any sort of arraignment. This Christian family today is being subjected to all sorts of extortion attempts.

People who live under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority rely on their family members who are either permanent residents or citizens of Israel to take care of their properties inside Israel’s borders, also known as the “green line.”

As of October 2020, Charlie Botto has been in dire straits in a below-ground cell in what is known as Amer’s Prison, which is located near the Church of Nativity. This has been a cause of devastation for this Christian family.

Charlie Botto before and after his arrest

While Moreen Botto’s elder daughters Mona and Cynthia attend colleges in Hebron and in Jordan, her three younger children Joe, Tatiana, and Julian still attend schools in Bethlehem at a time when Moreen is desperately trying to provide for her family by running a modest business. Meanwhile, she is keeping herself fully abreast of any new development regarding her husband’s imprisonment.

Moreen’s ordeal continues as she reaches out to senior Palestinian officials to make them aware of Charlie’s arrest, despite the fact that he is not expected to be tried.

In her effort to be heard, she has been subjected to financial blackmail by members of Fatah, who keep assuring her they will inform Ramallah’s attorney general of her plight, but to no avail.

The tragedy of this Christian family has been ongoing for almost two decades. Farah Botto, Charlie’s father was killed in front of his house in Old Bethlehem by Fatah militants in May 2001, when he refused to keep paying protection money.

Farah Botto with son Charlie

As the Intifadah began in October 2000, many Christian Palestinians suffered abuses and extortion attempts as Yasir Arafat turned to terror and violence in order to put pressure on the political process initiated after the Oslo Agreement, which was signed in Washington, DC in 1993.

A few months after her father-in-law’s assassination in old Bethlehem, Moreen Botto was driving near Bethlehem University when she witnessed Fatah militia members begin shooting at Farid Azizeh, a prominent Assyrian, and former Bethlehem council member. Azizeh lost his vision and had a damaged memory for the rest of his life due to wounds in his head caused by the bullets.

Farid Azizeh was determined that the son of a senior Fatah member, who drove recklessly and ran over his nephew Ghassan, would not be entitled to walk free without prosecution. He refused to accept money in exchange for his nephew’s blood and insisted that the senior Fatah member’s son should be tried for reckless behavior while driving a stolen Israeli car.

The Fatah militants decided to silence Azizeh, while the perpetrator of the hit-and-run incident was sent to live in another country so as not to cause friction with another Christian family that also had lost a son in the same accident.

One may question why Moreen Botto felt the need to contact this Jihad Watch writer, who in discussion with her was candid about the risks she was taking while Charlie was being held captive in a Palestinian prison.

While Mrs. Botto fears for her husband’s safety since he is held in an unheated cell during the winter while the Covid pandemic has severely affected the Bethlehem region, she has turned to Jihad Watch as a last resort to expose her tragic current situation.

Moreen Bottos’s attempt to send her husband Charlie adequate thermal clothing was recently turned away by the Palestinian jailers.

By bringing this matter to the attention of the public, Moreen Botto hopes her Israeli residency would mitigate the possibility of Palestinian retribution while hoping that Christian organizations in the United States will hear her family’s ongoing anguish.

On the other hand, in describing the deteriorating health conditions of Charlie Botto, his eldest daughter Mona Botto broke into tears while she explained that her father had been hospitalized three times thus far due to a stomach infection contracted while being initially detained at the Palestinian Preventive Security detention facility in Bethlehem. Moreover, she said that a periodontal disease that spread to her father’s mouth also resulted in his teeth being removed.

Moreen Botto and her children hope to make their plea through Jihad Watch also be heard at both the US Department of State and the US Congress, and by bringing this matter to their attention end this Christian family’s continuous agony.

Many years ago, another family member was forced to seek refuge in the UK after mentioning the assassination of Farah Botto by Fatah militants in 2001. This came in the context of her attempt to call attention to the plight of Palestinian Christians living under the Palestinian Authority’s jurisdiction.

As a result, her family had to endure serious reprisals by the Palestinian Authority, which drove her to openly challenge late Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat during one of his lectures at a London university.

Exacerbating the suffering of Christians in the Palestinian Territories is the fact that the Church does not speak out on their behalf, whereas the propagation of dhimmitude among the clergy has increased the burden on Christians in the land of Jesus.

Samir A. Zedan is a former Senior Counter-Terrorism Analyst at the US Department of State, and a former Development Outreach and Communication specialist at USAID/Iraq. He also was a journalist with major media outlets with assignments in the Palestinian Areas, Israel, Jordan, Iraq, and Europe.

CANADIAN Pastor Defies Church Lockdowns: “Our responsibility is to open our doors.”

Preached by Pastor James Coates of Gracelife Church of Edmonton Watch the full sermon here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBzbv...

FULL SERMON - GraceLife Church - Feb 14, 2021 (Romans 13:1-4) "Directing Government to its Duty"

This is an upload of the February 14, 2021 recorded sermon in its entirety. The original recording of the sermon stream is missing content due to a loss of internet connection at roughly the 47 minute mark in the original file.

Romans 13 and James Coates

What should the government do? Alberta Pastor James Coates arrested and says this to government.

What should politicians do when faced with the choice of ruining their political careers or doing the right thing? Pastor James Coates addressed this when preaching on Romans 13 and the God ordained limits and purpose of governmental authority.

Lawyer for arrested Pastor James Coates speaks out: GraceLife Church leader broke COVID rules

Wife of Pastor Jailed in Canada Shares Their Story

This past week Pastor James Coates was jailed for breaking health protocols while leading his church service (Grace Life). His official statement is here: https://gracelife.ca/ His wife, Erin Coates, joins me to share the story from her perspective and give a personal update.

 

MassResistance statement to our supporters: What should we all do now?

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SEE: https://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen4/21a/What-do-we-do-now/index.html;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:
The infamous Reichstag fire on Feb. 27, 1933. The government used it as a pretense to jail political enemies and strip away everyone's civil liberties. It's starting to seem frighteningly familiar.

Conservatives are suddenly living a political nightmare similar to the aftermath of the Reichstag fire in Germany in 1933. Following that arson on the German Parliament building, several thousand political opponents were jailed and the entire country was officially stripped of virtually every civil liberty. Those developments cemented the continued rise of Hitler and the Nazis. We all know what horrors followed.

The incident last week at the U.S. Capitol is minuscule in comparison to the extreme violence, deaths, and billions of dollars of damage brought on across America by the Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots. Moreover, the breach of the Capitol was clearly organized and led by Antifa types, according to eyewitnesses and counter-terrorism experts we’ve talked to personally and startling accounts we’ve read and seen.

Like the Reichstag fire, the incident at the U.S. Capitol is being used as an excuse by government, corporations, and the media to inflame an unprecedented war against conservatives. People who even dare to question the election results are being fired from their jobs across America. Conservative groups of all stripes are being denied service by technology companies. Banks are stopping service to Trump companies and others. The media has become a non-stop propaganda machine, attacking facts they don’t like as “lies.” Biden’s people are preparing even more extreme measures, including Second Amendment challenges and even gun confiscations. The FBI is now engaged against conservatives in one of the biggest phony “investigations” of its history. And we’re seeing the total militarization of D.C. – possibly to fuel fear of “patriots.” 

The mainstream conservative and Republican reaction to all this is disturbing. The general message we’re getting has been to back off, “go gray,” and try not to attract any more attention from the hysterical Leftist mob. Don’t provoke them. Hide and hope they’ll leave you alone. The American Thinker site, for example, has announced it has turned off its comments section for that reason. Will this strategy work – or just make things worse? Unfortunately, experience shows that cowering only emboldens the mob.

And it’s worse in Washington, DC. As we’ve seen this week, Republicans in Congress are surrendering in droves, abandoning their constituents, and some even jumping on board with the Democrats. At the impeachment “debate” on Jan. 13, there was no real pushback against the narrative that “Trump supporters” were behind the Jan. 6 riots. Is that an intelligent strategy?

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GOP cowardice: U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) addresses the House in favor of impeaching President Trump on Jan. 13. He said that "The mob was inflamed by the language and misinformation of the President," an absurd statement with no basis in fact. (Note: Trump overwhelmingly won Newhouse's district 58%-40%.)

Where is this going, if we don’t stand up and speak out boldly? A little history is in order.

Testimony from a survivor

In 2005, our MassResistance Banquet featured Stephan Ross as the keynote speaker. Ross was a Jew born in Poland. He was a survivor of ten Nazi concentration camps including Auschwitz. He was a great supporter of our organization, a personal friend of MR Director Brian Camenker, and was eager to share his wisdom.

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Stephan Ross (at podium) addresses the MassResistance Banquet in 2005.

He said that when the Nazis first came to power, people didn’t take it seriously. They thought it would “blow over.” As the situation worsened, the Jewish community was encouraged to pray about it, he said. By the time they realized how bad it was, there was nothing they could do. Ross’s entire extended family, except for a brother, was murdered by the Nazis.

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Main entrance to the Auschwitz concentration camp, where over 1 million people were murdered.

He implored our group not to give up our aggressive activism. He said that the kinds of things that we were fighting at the time – violations of the constitution, graphic sex education, the LGBT agenda in the schools, “gay” marriage, abortion – were just the beginning of worse things to come. He said that if good people don’t stand up when they can, early on, the time will come when they can’t anymore.

In America, we can still rise up, though it’s becoming difficult with the increasing unlawfulness, censorship, and demonization by the Left. The Left is oppressive but not murderous – yet. We must ignore our fears and charge forward, or that will surely follow.

Like Martin Luther King’s organization in Birmingham, a group of fearless people can take down a seemingly unbeatable, overwhelming combination of government, business, and media –  if they refuse to give up.

Mr. Ross passed away last year. We got to know him very well, and he left an indelible mark on our psyche – and inspired us to carry on no matter the odds.

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Stephan Ross and MassResistance Executive Director Brian Camenker at an event in Newton, Mass. in 2006.

How MassResistance is reacting to this threat

Because of all this, MassResistance is compelled to expand the normal scope of our 25-year pro-family, activism to stand up to this threat. Trust us, there are a lot of very effective things that determined groups of citizens can do (which we will describe in future posts)! And we will do them! People are hungering for bold speech and principled action.

Here’s an inspiring example of courageous leadership. At least one GOP member of Congress is doing the right thing. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), a former MassResistance activist, has announced that she will be filing Articles of Impeachment against Biden on Jan. 21! The point is to keep the truth alive and fight for what is right! This is how to construct the foundation for a future victory.

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Bold and direct: U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene wears a "Trump Won" face mask as she arrives on the floor of the House to take her oath of office on January 3, 2021. [Photo: CBS News]

We invite good people to join the fight. Despite what they want you to believe, there are more of us than there are of them. As we tell our activists, when you take on the Left, you may get their vicious personal abuse, threats to your job, etc. – at least at first until they realize that we fight back. (Deep down, they are pretty much all cowards.) And a lot of your friends will also be cowards. But the alternative is much worse. And the spiritual benefits are immense. Join the real resistance!

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NY Democrat Citizen Disarmament Zealot Proposes Covid ‘Detention Centers’

ABOVE: If you’re on the list, fist-pumping Assemblyman Perry has plans for you! And he’s doing his utmost with “gun safety laws” to make sure it’s an offer you can’t refuse. (N Nick Perry/Facebook)

BY DAVID CODREA

SEE: https://www.ammoland.com/2021/01/ny-democrat-citizen-disarmament-zealot-proposes-covid-detention-centers;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Covid camps? Put disease ‘carriers’ in DETENTION CENTERS, proposed New York law suggests,” RT News reported Saturday. “Authored by a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly N. Nick Perry, Bill A416 calls for the ‘removal and/or detention’ of individuals who are identified as a ‘case, contact or carrier’ of a contagious disease.”

RT News? Aren’t they Russian? Doesn’t that mean they have an anti-American agenda, and anyone citing them is being their dupe?

My experience with them has been they’re just as good – if not better – than our homegrown DSM (Duranty/Streicher Media). They gave a forum for friend and colleague, the late Mike Vanderboegh, and me to have our say on the subjects of the militia keeping tyranny in check, and on open carry (even if they did mispronounce my name), subjects no domestic establishment outlet want to present unless they control the narrative.

Still, some will no doubt cling to the logical fallacy of discrediting the report based on who the messenger is, so don’t listen to them; listen to the language of the bill itself:

“Upon determining by clear and convincing evidence that the health of others is or may be endangered by a  case,  contact or carrier,  or suspected case, contact or carrier of a contagious disease that, in the opinion of the governor, after consultation with the commissioner,  may pose an imminent and significant threat to the public health resulting in severe morbidity or high mortality, the governor or his or her delegee,  including,  but not limited to the commissioner or the heads of local health departments, may order the removal and/or detention of such a person or of a group of such persons by issuing a single order,  identifying such persons either by name or by a  reasonably specific description of the individuals or group being detained. Such  person or group of persons shall be detained in a medical facility or other appropriate  facility  or  premises  designated by the governor or his or her delegee…”

This being New York, determinations will be made by the same “authorities” who arbitrarily restrict some while the powerful celebrate; whose policies place some populations, such as the elderly in nursing homes, at extreme risk while releasing recidivist criminals back into the general population out of political “concern” for their safety; and who prioritize and value addicts over the productive.

It’s not like Americans aren’t starting to question the hell out of what their governments are telling them, especially when they see Covid “death counts” inflated when people testing for the virus pass on from other causes; when the accuracy of the tests themselves are in question; when reports of severe medical reactions are becoming more frequent; and when we see healthcare professionals – hardly doctrinaire “anti-vaxxers” –  are refusing the vaccine.

Clearly, there are plenty of questions that can’t be answered because no one really knows yet. But here is what can be answered, with certainty, if this obscene, tyrannical, and anti-American New York bill becomes enforceable law: Those are ultimately enforced at gunpoint. That means if you don’t want to go, they’re not giving you a choice. Likewise, if you want to leave the facility, expect armed “camp guards” to say “No.”

“Fortunately,” for New York, both Gov. Cuomo and Assemblyman Perry are both big advocates of what the totalitarian-minded like to call “commonsense gun safety laws.” Particularly, as Perry explains, against “weapons of mass destruction” (unless in the hands of enforcers, of course).

Any questions about who rules whom? Everyone is clear on where the raised fist originated?

Just make sure you wear your masks and practice social distancing when the “conductor” yells “All aboard!” to take you to the “detention center”!


About David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

David Codrea

 

UK: Muslim rape gang charged with 196 counts of rape, sex with a child, trafficking and false imprisonment

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/12/uk-muslim-rape-gang-charged-with-196-counts-of-rape-sex-with-a-child-trafficking-and-false-imprisonment;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

The offenses were between 1999 and 2013. Why were these rapists able to operate with impunity for fourteen years? Because police were afraid of being called “racist” and “Islamophobic” for stopping them.

A survivor of a Muslim rape gang in the UK has previously said that her rapists would quote Quran to her, and believed their actions justified by Islam. Thus it came as no surprise when Muslim migrants in France raped a girl and videoed the rape while praising Allah and invoking the Qur’an. In India, a Muslim gave a Qur’an and a prayer rug to the woman he was holding captive and repeatedly raping. And the victim of an Islamic State jihadi rapist recalled: “He told me that according to Islam he is allowed to rape an unbeliever. He said that by raping me, he is drawing closer to God…He said that raping me is his prayer to God.” In India, a Muslim kidnapped and raped a 14-year-old Hindu girl, and forced her to read the Qur’an and Islamic prayers.

The Qur’an teaches that Infidel women can be lawfully taken for sexual use (cf. its allowance for a man to take “captives of the right hand,” 4:3, 4:24, 23:1-6, 33:50, 70:30). The Qur’an says: “O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to bring down over themselves of their outer garments. That is more suitable that they will be known and not be abused. And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful.” (33:59) The implication there is that if women do not cover themselves adequately with their outer garments, they may be abused, and that such abuse would be justified.

Meanwhile, in nearby Leeds, Muslims have been called unkind names.

“GROOMING GANG PROBE 32 men charged with almost 200 sexual exploitation offences against 8 girls as young as 13 in West Yorkshire,” by Holly Christodoulou, The Sun, December 10, 2020:

POLICE probing an alleged grooming gang have charged 32 men with almost 200 offences against girls as young as 13.

The alleged offences date from 1999 to 2012 against eight girls in Kirklees, Bradford and Wakefield.

Police say the men are charged with a number of offences – including rape, sexual activity with a child, trafficking and false imprisonment.

There are 196 counts among the defendants in total against eight girls aged between 13 and 16….

Among those held by cops are 50-year-old Asif Ali, who is charged with 12 rape offences and Zafar Qayum, 41, who is charged with 17.

Irfan Khan, 34, is charged with threats to kill and false imprisonment.

West Yorkshire Police said: “Thirty two men, largely from the Kirklees area, have been charged with a variety of offences as part of Operation Tourway, an investigation into non-recent child sexual exploitation in parts of West Yorkshire.

“The allegations against the defendants are from 1999 to 2012 and involve offences committed against eight female victims, who were aged between 13 and 16 years old at the time of the alleged offences….

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SEE ALSO: https://www.the-sun.com/news/1945506/men-charged-grooming-gang-west-yorkshire/

 

When Leftists Call For ‘Unity,’ They Mean ‘Submission’ – and They’re Not Getting It From Me

BIDEN'S TOTALITARIAN DECLARATION THAT HE WON THE ELECTION & CALL FOR "BIBLICAL" UNITY

After years of calling conservatives "racists," "Nazis" and "white supremacists," Democrats now say they want "unity" - while making lists of Trump supporters to be "held accountable."

THE "UNITY" SPEECH THAT WAS & IS A LIE:

“ISOLATION CAMPS-VOLUNTARY UNTIL THEY ARE NOT!”

“ISOLATION CAMPS-
VOLUNTARY UNTIL THEY ARE NOT!”
According to eyewitnesses around the state of Washington, isolation camps are being established as part of a mandatory requirement to move to “Phase 2.” “Isolation Camps. Voluntary until they are not. In America.” Says WA Rep. Matt Shea. 📄 Documents from the Washington State Department of Health: https://www.doh.wa.gov/ForPublicHealt…  ▶️ More Videos: Bill Gates: Globalist Technocrat to “Save” You With Mandatory Vaccines? https://youtu.be/2YB1eAJtDEw Fighting Coronavirus With Tyranny & Globalism https://youtu.be/yU_vKl5LnU8 Dr. Graves Slams Dr. Fauci & Attack on Liberty Amid COVID19 https://youtu.be/DpGluOIrFAc Dr. Zelenko: Making a Difference with Hydroxychloroquine & Zinc https://youtu.be/zKfozcmnefc 🇺🇸 The New American: http://www.thenewamerican.com/ 📲 Let’s Connect! http://www.facebook.com/TheNewAmerican https://twitter.com/NewAmericanMag https://www.instagram.com/newamerican… #DrDukePesta #MattShea

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Taking the Moral High Ground in the Internment of 2020
Who is it that really cares about lives?
BY JACK KERWICK
republished below in full unedited for informational, educational and research
purposes:
Life in the Age of the Great UnReason can be difficult for some of us.
Conservatives and others who now take exception to the Internment of 2020—the reduction of citizens’ homes, towns, and states to what amounts to internment camps from which they are forbidden to leave via “Shelter-in-Place” orders—typically frame their position in terms of “reopening the economy.”   
In doing so, they stack the deck against themselves.
Putting the matter this way cedes the moral high ground to those who want to prolong the Internment, for it invites the latter to depict the conflict as one between those, like themselves, who care about life, versus those conservatives who only care about “money.”
Indeed, this is exactly what has happened.
Those of us who have recognized the Great Unreason for what it is from the outset and who demand a restoration of America would be well-served to take a different tack. It is we, and not those who insist upon suppressing the country, who have the moral capital:
Tens of millions of people forced out of work;
Over 100,000 businesses forced to close forever, and thousands upon thousands more that have been made to lose millions;
The inevitable increase of instances of suicide and domestic abuse (here and here);
The exacerbation of such mental health phenomena as despondency, depression, and anxiety;
The higher incidences of alcohol and drug abuse (here and here) that invariably correlate with unemployment and alienation;
The loneliness and accompanying depression of untold numbers of elderly and sick people whose families have been forbidden by state governors from visiting them in hospitals and nursing facilities;
The loneliness and accompanying depression of untold numbers of people from all backgrounds who have been alienated from their friends, families, faith communities, and the myriad of other associations to which they’ve belonged and that define their identities as the specific, unique individuals that they are;
The people who have grown sicker, and who have outright died, because they have been denied medical attention that has been reserved for COVID-19 patients (herehere, and here);
The exponential exacerbation of tensions between the citizenry, particularly those citizens who otherwise have been their biggest defenders, and police officers who attempt to enforce the oppressive decrees of governors;
The de facto indefinite revocation of the United States Constitution (as New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy now infamously, and ominously, told Tucker Carlson when the latter challenged his authority to, in effect, intern the residents of his state: “The Bill of Rights is above my paygrade.”);
The promotion—via those “Social Distancing” protocols proscribing human contact and requiring the wearing of those stupid, hideous masks—of something bordering on a paralyzing fear of others;
The unprecedented closing of churches and other houses of worship;
The starving of hundreds of millions and potentially billions (see here)of otherwise impoverished peoples from around the planet whose lives will be made that much more wretched by the disruption of the global food supply chains within which America is the most indispensable of links;
And, let us not forget—what the media seems all too ready to forget—the tens of thousands of elderly, immunocompromised nursing facility patients to die from The Virus because governors like Andrew Cuomo in New York and Phil Murphy in New Jersey forced these facilities to accept COVID patients.
These are the consequences that have ensued from the “mitigation” policies—based as they are on the wildly inaccurate models designed by the now disgracedepically and perpetually wrong Neil Ferguson—prescribed by such bureaucrats as Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx, enthusiastically promoted by partisan hacks in Big Media, and imposed upon the citizenry by power-hungry politicians.
This is the incalculable human suffering and death brought about by those who coerced the country into “Social Distancing.”
Physically; emotionally; psychologically; spiritually; socially—the real crisis, the real existential crisis, confronting all of us is not some virus from which 99.6%-99.9% of those who contract it recover, but the reduction of America to a giant internment camp and its citizens to its prisoners.
It is the mandatory “quarantining,” or “lockdown,” of America that comprises the greatest of all “public health” crises.
Governors, like (#not) my governor, Phil Murphy of New Jersey, style themselves war-time executives.  They incessantly appropriate the rhetoric of war to justify their draconian decrees.  Yet wars have and can only ever be waged against people, not viruses.  It is the residents of their states upon whom they are waging “war”—even if many of the residents are ignorant of the fact that they are the targets of a (sweeping, remarkably successful) psychological operation and the governors justify their actions in the name of “keeping people safe.”
Given the foregoing facts, it is high-time for the opponents of the Internment to take the moral high ground that is rightfully theirs.  I recommend (for now) taking at least the following two steps going forward:
(1) First, while “lockdown” is certainly a term loaded with negative connotations, we may be better advised to select the term used here, for “internment” dredges up in the collective consciousness the memory of a darker time in our history when Americans of certain backgrounds were confined to geographical regions of the country that were made into “camps.”  This is a set of circumstances that most Americans have been determined to never again replicate.  In referring to our present situation as an “internment,” perhaps more people will catch onto its ominous character.
(2) Those in conservative media, especially those on television, like, say, Fox News, should stop with the running numbers of (alleged) COVID-19 infections and deaths and, instead, focus exclusively upon the immeasurable suffering and death brought about by the Internment of 2020.  They could spend countless hours reporting on personal stories from around the country of people who have been adversely impacted by it.
Those of us who detest the Internment have all of the moral capital.
Our oppressors who have interned the country, imperiling not just hundreds of millions of Americans, but potentially billions of human beings around the planet, have none of it. 
Let’s start acting like the moral superiors on this issue that we are.
Let’s put the Great UnReason behind us once and for all.