Ever heard the saying that a Navy aircraft carrier is like "a small city?" That's true, and it's also just a sliver of broad range of tasks the DoD accomplishes. As the President tries to strongarm more private businesses into vaccine mandates, here's why that so scary.
Knowing that the DoD has endless medical personnel, @GovKathyHochul got us started by ordering the termination of thousands of NY healthcare workers and replacing them with National Guardsmen. The civilians were simply swapped for uniforms, extending governmental power.
These new employees have been forced into vaccination, are accustomed to doing as they're told, and are paid with tax dollars. None of those pesky union reps, no exemption requests to consider, and better profit margins for the corporations using their services.
The crippling of @SouthwestAir is a great example of how employees can band together to force their employers to fight back, but the DoD has far more pilots than Southwest. Indeed, 80% of their pilots are former military, but those still in the service can't walk off the job.
What about plumbers and electricians once their unions inevitably become covered by the newest mandate? The DoD has those, too. Pick just about any job and there are countless people in uniforming doing it everyday.
The scariest example of all, though, is your local police. Half of them won't get the jab? No problem. All the better from the federal government's perspective, actually. Armed men answerable only to the federal government in every locality is a dictatorship's fantasy.
The timing of the ill-executed surrender of Afghanistan brought troops, materiel, and focus home from abroad is useful. Now attention and resources can directed at the regime's real enemies: that portion of the citizenry that won't bend to its will.
Aesop's "The Wolf and the Lamb" taught us well: "a tyrant will always find a pretext for his tyranny." That pretext is public health, and a majority of the population has succumbed to history's grandest PSYOP, conditioning them to crave oppression and despise those who resist.
Half the country - untrained in history, ignorant if the Constitution, whipped into baseless panic over the virus, and weaponized to vilify those who haven't joined them - would be genuinely pleased to have their local police replaced by Army soldiers, unaware of the danger.
If local sheriffs run afoul of the people, they can be voted out. Not so the Army. If a corporation enforces policies you dislike, you can choose a competitor. Federal mandates and replacement of private citizens by federal personnel leave you prey to the state at every turn.
The creep of federal power into the local facets of your life has been ongoing for years, but the floodgates have opened now that so useful a tool as COVID is handy. Pay attention, push back, save whatever bits of represetative government you can. It's going to get bad quick.
Not saying it will happen (but I've been surprised much in the last year), but if there were ever going to be an attempt to forcibly vaccinate civilians, sliding federal troops into local law enforcement, medicine, transportation, etc. would be the first step. Good luck.

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