Skip to comments.Vet Warns Lawmakers: ‘Our families are starving. We’ll become revolutionary citizens soon’
Posted on 08/19/2020 10:33:08 AM PDT by TedMartin
Redding, Calif. A military veteran in Northern California expressed the frustration of many when he addressed elected leaders in a recent public hearing over Californias business and social lockdowns.
Carlos Zapata, who owns a martial arts studio in Redding, took the Shasta County Board of Supervisors to task at a public forum this month, saying the coronavirus restrictions are threatening the lives of his and other families.
At first we sat as concerned citizens, and we all wanted to best figure out how to navigate our way through this COVID thing, he said. As we realized that its not as quite as dangerous as we thought it would be, I was absolutely appalled."
Im a business owner and Im telling you, our families are starving, he continued. You guys can sit here with your jobs youre going to sit here and get paid to fall asleep in your chair like that gentlemans doing behind his mask right there.
I dont blame you for wearing masks because I would be hiding my face if I was you for what youre doing, he added.
Zapata, misidentified as Carlos Picatta in forum video posted on YouTube, was one of almost 100 Shasta County residents who spoke at the August 11th meeting.
He issued a warning to the group:
Right now were being peaceful, and you better be happy were good citizens, but its not going to be peaceful much longer. And this isnt a threat Im not a criminal. But Im telling you real good citizens are going to turn into revolutionary citizens real soon, he said.
Zapata, who served in combat in the Middle East as a Marine, said he knows six veterans who have committed suicide after losing their jobs.
How do you feel about being complicit and perpetuating that the greatest hoax ever perpetuated on the American people?
Afterwards, officials with the county, which tends to vote Republican, blamed Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom for the lockdowns.
Our local health officer has not made any restrictions over and above what the state of California has, so we are doing all that we can to keep the county as open as possible, Donnell Ewert, the countys Health and Human Services Agency director, told Redding.com.
The Left has been revolutionary.
The Left has been violent.
The Left does not have a monopoly of such things. Normal people are angry.
“It’s better to die on your feet, than to live on your knees.”
Ask Gavin Newsom if he cares -
I give it two weeks before thIs blows up somewhere.
There will be an incident and it will not be clear what happened. The left/Antifa will be allowed to present the narrative.
Then all bets are off.
The left needs troops on the streets for them to play the victim.
This will make the Riechstag fire look legit.
My blue collar conservative friends who are 52 (we were all pretty much the same age growing up)..yes. They should be FEARED.
Still strong and brutal.
My white collar conservative friends in their early 50s, maybe I’d like their support in fixing my laptop or getting my finances in order...but physical violence...not so much.
I’m sure the younger white collars are ready to rock.
The BIG different between my blue collar friends and us is...they don’t do a whole lot of talking.
They will just fight when the time comes.
We like to talk tough here and then have a beer :)
Took the words right out of my mouth.
Chaos is a Ladder.
The Libs would welcome this, it would mean more opportunities to expand their all consuming state and powers, all while being cheered on by the media and/or ignored by the general populace at large.
The county needs to tell the governor they will not honor his orders.
He sounds like he’s about out of gum.
When the game starts. Seems the left always assumed no one else gets to play
Saying “It’s Newsom” isn’t enough. It’s not a good answer. The people expect leaders to fight for them. If they won’t, they will get plowed all the same.
If Cali Republicans won’t fight, they get get what they deserve.
Thank god my body armor finally arrived...
t the time of the American Revolution, approximately 1/3 of the colony population were loyalists. Presently that number is >1/2 and concentrated in the cities.
In Massachuttes, the Americans left leaving Loyalists to plague the nation.
And I’ll bet those leftists who have been attacking unarmed folks (usually 20 to 1) will head baack to momma’s basement if the right starts defending against violence with violence.
Oh trust me brother, we are...
We need command and control. Call up the militia.
Start tuning your fiddles then.
What i wouldn’t give to be even 35 and still ready to rock.
Now i’m just ready to eat lol
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