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A resident of Shasta County, Carlos Piccata, was asked to speak to the County Council about the continued lockdowns in Shasta County, California.
Piccata says he wasn’t planning on speaking to the council but was asked by the sheriff to be there. He said that at first, the residents in the county understood the lockdown because the virus was complicated, and very little was known.
But now he’s “pretty appalled at what is going on” because “we realized that it’s not quite as dangerous as we thought it’d be.”
“You know I was absolutely appalled at the cowardice. I don’t blame you for wearing masks because I would hide my face too if I was you, for what you are doing. It’s absolutely horrendous what you are doing to these people. I am a business owner, and I am telling you our families are starving.”
He calls out the disrespectful council members saying that it is easy for them to sit there and continue to keep the lockdowns going because they get to continue to keep their jobs and get paid while the rest of the county starves.
As Piccata was speaking, he pointed out that one of the council members was sleeping in his chair while people were begging them to let them open their failing businesses. The freaking nerve of this councilman to sleep during this meeting is typical of power-hungry idiots. They don’t care that businesses, homes, and families are being lost to the lockdowns.
This enrages Piccata who then lays the hammer down:
“I’m telling you right now we are being peaceful and you better be happy that we’re good citizens – that we’re peaceful citizens. But it’s not going to be peaceful much longer. This isn’t a threat. I’m not a criminal. I’ve never been a criminal, but good citizens are going to turn into real concerned and revolutionary citizens real soon. And nobody else is going to say that; I am probably the only person the has the balls to say what I am saying right now.”
Piccata told the council that the citizens have started “organizing” and are willing to “work with law enforcement,” but make no mistake the people will not allow the county to continue to kill their livelihoods.
You can hear the anger and passion in his voice when he reminds the council again and again that these lockdowns are causing their families to starve.
“I went to war for this country. I’ve seen the ugliest, dirtiest parts of humanity. I’ve been in combat, and I never wanted to go back again. But, I’m telling you what, I will, to save this country. If it has to be against our own citizens, it will happen. And there’s a million people like me.”
Carlos Piccata tells the council that not only are they killing their businesses and starving out their families, but they are inflicting “psychological damage” on the children in the country for forcing them to wear masks.
Don’t worry, Piccata, it’s more like millionS of people like you. We are the “we just want to be left alone” portion of Americans. We are organizing. We are awake.
I leave you with this: “There will be no curiosity, no enjoyment of the process of life. All competing pleasures will be destroyed. But always—do not forget this, Winston—always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler.” George Orwell, 1984