Lincoln, NH — On the list of arbitrary police state nonsense doled out by tyrants across the country that will get you extorted, kidnapped, or caged over COVID-19, we can now add guitarists sitting too close. Yes, you read that correctly.
According to a report out of Lincoln, New Hampshire, the White Mountain Tavern is being fined $1,000 for allegedly hosting a musical performance last month where two guitarists performed too close together.
The bar hosted a musical show last month and someone apparently snitched on them because the guitarists weren't properly socially distanced. According to the report, the bar was also fined $2,000 because patrons stood too close to one another while not wearing masks. The horror.
A sign on the bar apparently explains how patrons should conduct themselves.
“Please refer to the Constitution of the United States!” the sign reads. “We know how to wash our hands, clean surfaces and NOT cough or sneeze on people. If you can do that and stay six feet away like someone tooted, please come in!!”
According to police, who issued the fines, they have warned the bar numerous times that they were in violation of social distancing rules. The guitarists sitting too close to one another, was apparently the straw that broke the police state camel's back.
The bar's owner, David Culhane, owned up to the fact that this was going on, but said he plans to fight the fines because separate parties were actually socially distanced. He said the fine for the guitarists is unjust because they live together and all the parties sitting close had come together.
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“Nobody who didn’t come together was ever closer than six feet from each other,” said Culhane.
“If you go into any restaurant, you can find something where someone is violating the guidelines. A lot of them are really unclear, and they keep changing constantly,” he said. “It’s really hard on top of managing a business to keep up with everything.”
We agree. In fact, TFTP put out an article this week detailing the many politicians who have been caught flouting their own lockdown measures, up to and including violating mask mandates, indoor dining bans, travel restrictions, and gathering size limits.
Despite small businesses facing fines and arrests for breaking similar guidelines, not a single one of these politicians has received so much as a slap on the wrist for betraying their constituents and breaking the very laws they made up.
As the world is quickly learning with the recent spikes in COVID-19 cases -- despite Draconian measures by tyrants across the globe -- lockdowns do not appear to be effective at curbing the spread of the virus. They are, however, according to the World Health Organization, very good at making poor people poorer and extremely effective at wiping out a large portion of the middle class.
“We in the World Health Organization do not advocate lockdowns as the primary means of control of this virus,” the WHO's Special Envoy on COVID-19 said. “Lockdowns just have one consequence that you must never, ever belittle, and that is making poor people an awful lot poorer. Look what’s happened to smallholder farmers all over the world. Look what’s happening to poverty levels. It seems that we may well have a doubling of world poverty by next year. We may well have at least a doubling of child malnutrition.”
In New York alone, thousands of businesses -- many of which have been around for decades -- have been forced to shutter their doors forever thanks largely in part to government mandates. As a result, those who want to make sure their businesses don't fall like the thousands before them -- and make sure they can feed their families -- have begun taking action to resist.
As long as the politicians continue to issue mandates that put people out of business and work, while refusing to provide any help to those people, we can expect this resistance to grow.