A 'Memo To Tyranny': such beautiful language by a colleague, Dr. Francis Christian, who as a Canadian physician, was attacked & fired & reached out to me to support me when I was vilified; PRAISE
by Paul Alexander
We who believe in peaceful civil disobedience must remind you of its power - its power to bring down empires; its power to harass, harry and hound evil; its power to embarrass and dethrone the tyrant
See Francis’s substack ode (I call this an ode) to leaders, globe leaders, that we are watching and we the people, hold the power, we put you there, and with peaceful civil disobedience, we can stagger and dethrone any ex cathedra tyrannical leaders, in their power-drunkenness. For all that you have done to us since 2020 that were a cataclysmic devastating failure. Be warned! Your tyranny is not impregnable. Civil disobedience peacefully, cloaked in love and embrace of inclusion, can move any mountain. ‘We will relentlessly pursue and expose you - peacefully, effectively, efficiently and ruthlessly.’
Dr. Christian’s memo begins here:
‘As a warning to those who believe that the human race is up for sale and enslavement, remember that we who believe in freedom always win and you always lose. Always.
Our victory may not be immediate or even immediately obvious when it occurs - but it is always waiting in the wings, ready to move in and lay waste to the fragile fortresses of tyranny that you have built.
We who believe in peaceful civil disobedience must remind you of its power - its power to bring down empires; its power to harass, harry and hound evil; its power to embarrass and dethrone the tyrant; and its resilience over many centuries, ever since the Cross and the Resurrection proved for all time, that evil has no future.
In my essay on freedom, I pointed out that freedom’s productive coupling with truth makes it invincible. Tyranny may have its little day, but the long night of oblivion for totalitarianism that follows freedom’s triumph must make the tyrant tremble. In addition, tyranny is inherently an insecure, unstable system built upon shifting sand - and frequently turns upon itself.
Even during the 70 odd years of communism’s terrifying reign across half the world, for example, there was never any rest for the wicked - and the communist empire was never at ease and constantly turning upon itself. The crowns and the uneasy heads of these tyrants were constantly being replaced by other heads and crowns through bloody revolts, rebellions, intrigues, purges and persecutions.
The inheritors of Bolshevism’s bloody and cruel assassination of the Tsar and his young family in the wake of the revolution of 1917, were themselves soon hunted down by other pretenders to the crown. Leon Trotsky, one of communism’s chief cheerleaders and one of its most fearsome tyrants was tracked down and killed with a pickaxe (supposedly on the orders of Stalin). Numerous others in the communist hierarchy, who once thought their positions of privilege and power impregnable were executed in the terrifying purges of the 1930s.
When communism collapsed in the 1990s, out of its ashes emerged truth and freedom intact, triumphant. Also intact and triumphant were the great works of Russian literature that the communists tried, but could never fully suppress. Even in the days before the internet, the Russian Samizdat (Russian for “self-published, underground press”) would be working in dimly lit apartments with manual typewriters and carbon copies and in the early hours of the morning, extracts from the Bible, the works of Mikhail Bulgakov, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Boris Pasternak and other Russian masters, and current (real) news would be smuggled out and distributed in the streets of the great Russian cities - and later, throughout the Soviet Union.
In the connected world of today, no tyrant should think that the truth can be hidden for any length of time. Nor is it possible to snuff out today’s Samizdat press. As the “Twitter files” have recently shown, there is really no place for the tyrant to hide. We will relentlessly pursue and expose you - peacefully, effectively, efficiently and ruthlessly. And the full weight of the law will most certainly catch up with you - not in the near term perhaps, but sooner than you think. You who have sowed to the wind will as surely reap the whirlwind as day doth follow night.
We who believe in the inherent value of individual, human life also care deeply about the environment and condemn its mindless degradation and mankind’s insatiable desire to consume finite resources. But no pagan, “mother earth” subterfuge mantra that you the climate change mafia dictators of today proclaim in your quest to isolate a Davos elite for yourselves will be able to save you from the fierce and purifying fires of massive civil disobedience and revolt. If you and your woke bureaucratic army dare to elevate the earth above those of us who live in it, dare to take our livelihoods away and impoverish us - we will make sure that the blowback you receive teaches you a lesson you will never forget. Nevertheless, when our courts declare you guilty as hell, our mercy will “season justice” - and your optional sentence will be to be left in the high arctic with nothing but a fleet of your favourite electric cars!
And what if you imprison, torture, even kill us? For every one of us you think in your delusional hubris that you imprison or kill, ten more will rise in our place. The further you and your henchmen entrench yourselves in dystopian tyranny, the more terrifying for you will be the consequences - the judgements of history, the restored justice system, the rebel armies and the hereafter. With Obi Wan Kanobi, we must warn you that “if you strike us down, we shall become more powerful than you can imagine.”
Because of the Cross and the Resurrection and their eternal significance, we are indestructible - and we have access to unlimited resources. But when your finite resources of totalitarian tyranny are overthrown and fade into oblivion, you will be left naked, exposed and cowering with guilt, with fear.
We do not wish this fate for you. There is still time for you to turn your artificial lives around and embrace freedom with us - but not that much more time.’