Barbara Hartwell

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Independent Investigator, Intelligence Analyst, Journalist. Former CIA (NOC, Psychological Operations) Black Ops Survivor. Sovereign Child of God. Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Ordained 1979, D.Div.) Exposing Government Lies, Crimes, Corruption, Conspiracies and Cover-ups.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Accosted, Harassed & Insulted in Lawless New York

No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.

Isaiah 54:17

"We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice, we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself."

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act."

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

Ephesians 5:11

Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying,
Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.

Psalm 2:1-4

It has now been five long, brutal months since the “pandemic” psy op was unleashed on the world. The plotters at the apex of the conspiracy (for that is exactly what it is), who spawned the psy op may have been few, but those who are carrying out the orders of the operation are legion. At the top of the chain of command are the high-ranking government officials and Marxist political hacks, issuing constant propaganda designed to foment fear and panic via the co-opted, lunatic-leftist mainstream media.

But, as has been the case throughout history (consider Nazi Germany), these vile tyrants could not possibly have accomplished their purposes without the voluntary cooperation of the greater part of the populace. And therein lies the crux of the problem.

First, the plotters sow the seeds of fear, issuing dire warnings about a death-dealing plague, rolling in like a tsunami, about to wipe out all in its path.

Immediately following this, they conveniently have at the ready the pre-packaged, shrink-wrapped “solutions” to the contrived “problem”. Self-quarantine. Self-isolation. “Shelter in place”. “Social distancing”. Wear a mask to “protect yourself and others”. Become a prisoner in your own home. Be “safe” rather than risk the terrible consequences that could befall you.

And what if you should decide, after doing your own research, making your own observations, praying for the truth to be revealed to you by Almighty God, Creator of Heaven and Earth, and by using plain old common sense, that you will not allow yourself to be caught up in the panic, but rather, that you will act on the truth which has become so obvious to you?

You will be treated as a pariah. You will be ostracized. You will be accosted, harassed and insulted. By simply walking fearlessly down the street, in broad daylight, minding your own business, face not covered by a muzzle (like a fear-biting dog), you will have a target painted on your back.

I know this, because it happened to me.

Following are some true stories of my personal experience, here in the town where I live, Rhinebeck, NY.

I will begin with an incident at the CVS pharmacy, located in the village of Rhinebeck, where I have been shopping since I moved to the area in 2014. Though I don't know any of the employees personally, I recognize them, seeing them on a regular basis. Up until the panic began, they were helpful, and I was always treated politely.

Not anymore. I had gone into the store last week, and as is the policy I have adopted when entering a store, I had a mask, but kept it at half-mast, so that I could breathe. I do have a medical condition which makes a mask a health hazard to me. I have found that in most of the stores, I have been spared the harassment by the employees, if they just see the mask, even though it does not cover my face. I just want to be left in peace to make my purchases without stress or conflict.

At CVS, I was standing in line in front of the counter, when suddenly, one of the employees came aggressively striding across the area on my left, and rudely accosted me, pointing her finger at me and loudly saying: “Your mask is slipping! Your mask is slipping!”

I told her that no, it was not slipping; that I have a medical condition, and pulled out the medical exemption form I carry, which cites the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The woman did not even bother to read it, but raised her voice in increasing hysteria, “But you're spreading Covid germs! Covid germs!”

I answered that I was doing no such thing, that she did not know what the hell she was talking about, that I would not be arguing with her, that I just wanted to make my purchase and leave.

At this point, a mask-wearing customer turned his head as he was walking to the exit, and pointing his finger, yelled at me, “That's bullshit!”

I said, How dare you! You have no authority to make such a statement, so mind your own business and leave others to tend to theirs.

Meanwhile, as the other woman behind the cash register silently rang up my purchases, my tormentor continued her tirade, “I can't breathe! Now I can't breathe!”

I thought (but did not say), If you can't breathe, take off the damn mask, fool!

What I did say to the hysterical aggressor: This is the last time I will ever shop at this store. There is no excuse for this harassment, treating a customer so rudely and disrespectfully.

She answered, “Good! good! Now we don't have to worry! We can all be safe!”

I had become the center of a public spectacle, for simply asserting my rights.

But there's more to this story, involving this very woman, the CVS employee, whose name is Ruth Cummings.

The Starr Library in Rhinebeck is a place I would go several times a month, until, that is, it was closed down in March, due to the “pandemic”.

I periodically checked the library's website, in the hope that it would be reopening. To this day, no such luck. But one day, shortly after the incident at CVS, I saw an article posted:

Witness to History: Rhinebeck Neighbors During COVID-19
Chronicled by Amy Wu

And who should be one of those featured, but Ruth Cummings, whose photo I immediately recognized, though I had not known her name.

The article seems to have been removed from the library's website, but I searched and found it on Facebook.

Here is the section of the interview with Ruth Cummings.

"Ruth Cummings is a cashier at CVS and Rhinebeck resident.
Here it’s busier in a different way, customers come in and they buy a lot but they come in less often, they buy everything at one time to cut down on the visits. I guess for me personally it’s [the time during the pandemic] like the holidays, it brings out the best and the worst of people--some people have been so grateful and so kind and that’s been really great. The local stores they have been so good to us and making sure we get food. You know we can’t always get away real fast and Bread Alone and Pete’s have been wonderful. We do some pizzas, falafels and did you know that the bagel place down the street is delivering by bicycle within three miles? On the other hand, I’m really surprised when people are dying and the governor is saying just go out for essentials, and that there are people I ring up for Crest white strips. I am thinking I get paid almost minimum wage and you could be giving me your virus and I could die, but you’re going to have white teeth. They came just for Crest white strips. That’s the negative side of this when people come in and they say `oh I think I’ll go over to the CVS and get nail polish and I think `no stay home and listen to the governor.’ I guess I was just surprised at how many people didn’t take things seriously, including myself initially but then there’s a certain point when you know this is the real deal and you better not worry if our kids get every single Easter candy, I mean it’s good to learn hard times right? That’s when we grow.”

"I think 'no stay home and listen to the governor."

So, like many others, Ruth Cummings has swallowed the propaganda, hook, line and sinker. She is listening to the governor, Andrew Cuomo, who has no authority to issue such “mandates”.

She is “just following orders”, the same old story as in Nazi Germany. What's more, she thinks she has the right to become an enforcer of the unlawful edicts, when she has no authority whatsoever, as a cashier in a store, to say one word to any customer, much less treat them like criminals and lepers.

"On the other hand, I’m really surprised when people are dying and the governor is saying just go out for essentials, and that there are people I ring up for Crest white strips. I am thinking I get paid almost minimum wage and you could be giving me your virus and I could die, but you’re going to have white teeth."

So now, Ruth Cummings, in her vast ignorance, is accusing people of endangering her life (just as she did to me), and deciding that she has become the arbiter of what other people “should” and “should not” be buying. This is the behavior of an aggressive busybody, plain and simple. This is the very mentality which the leftist lunatics have plotted, designed to inculcate the public to become citizen snoops, snitches and mouthpieces for the government's propaganda.

Shame on you, Ruth Cummings. I hope your employers at CVS will read this, and recognize that such ill-mannered and aggressive behavior will only discourage customers from giving CVS their business. I, for one, will be shopping elsewhere.

The next story is about a restaurant here in town, one that used to be my favorite – but which I will never visit again.

Due to the panic, all the restaurants in my local area have been closed, since mid-March. In June, some have reopened, but only to serve lunch or dinner outdoors. Generally, I don't like outdoor seating, mostly because of my intolerance to heat, and the lack of privacy, being out on a public sidewalk or parking lot.

When a relative from out of state came to visit last month, we welcomed the opportunity to have dinner at the restaurant, since it had been closed all these months. The last time I had been out to a restaurant was on my birthday, March 12, just before everything was shut down.

As we walked to the entrance to the dining area, now from the street outside, there was a woman posted at the gate to greet customers. She told us we had to wear masks upon entering the area, in order to be seated, but that the masks could be removed when we sat down at the table. I had with me the mask exemption form, which I showed the woman. It was clear she had never seen such a thing before. She said she had to show it to the manager, who then told us we would have to be seated in a larger section, under a tent in the parking lot, right next to the street, unless we wore masks to be escorted to the more desirable area next to the building.

I said we did not want to sit in the parking lot section, so okay, I would put on a mask for the walk to the table, since it was less than twenty feet from the entrance to the table.

We sat down, had dinner, which we enjoyed, and our server was very attentive, though she herself complained about the difficulty caused by the mask, while working in the heat, which was by evening, still in the upper 80s.

The trouble came as we were leaving. My relative got up and walked the short distance toward the exit, not wearing a mask. I watched in consternation, as the owner of the restaurant stood in front of him, actually trying to block his way, shouting loudly at him, for not wearing a mask. He yelled, “You are ruining it for everybody!” My relative said, God bless you, and walked around him to the exit, while the crazed man shouted, “You're not welcome here!” To which my relative replied, Call the police.

I walked out behind my relative, with no mask, to the stares of the patrons, but no one said a word to me. It was clear that because I dared to show the exemption form, we were targeted for harassment from the owner, who made a public spectacle of himself over an idiotic (and lawless) edict issued by His Majesty, Andrew Cuomo, who fancies himself the Most High Monarch, the Lord over all New York.

I'm sure that there were at least a few people who witnessed this incident, who saw the truth. For those who did, I hope it caused them to think. Maybe they too will have had enough of the nonsense, and will stand up and say so.

Then, there were some of the other stores in my local area, where I have been shopping for years. One is a liquor store where I go for wine. One day last week I was there, standing at the counter, when the man said to me, “I don't mean to be rude, but you have to cover your face.” I responded by showing him the mask exemption form, which he apparently did not consider to be valid. So I said, Please just allow me to make this purchase and leave. If that is your policy, I will shop elsewhere in the future. So now, another place I will not give my business. (And by the way, hung on a post of the steps leading up to the door of this store was a wooden heart, proclaiming BLACK LIVES MATTER! I can only guess that my life, not being black, matters not at all.)

A few days later, I went to another store, in the next town, Hyde Park, where I have also been shopping for years. The prices are lower, but the driving distance often keeps me from shopping there. I was shocked, as for the first time ever, I entered the store and a clerk approached me and seeing my half-mast mask, said, You can't come in without covering your face. I showed her the exemption form, but was told, Sorry, but no exceptions. I asked if she would get me a bottle of wine of a certain brand, and if she would take my money, pay for it, and bring it out to me. She agreed, being polite, and I went on my way. But I won't be shopping there anymore.

So what places are left, where I can go? Where can I be treated with respect, and have my patronage appreciated?

The supermarket has a sign on the door: 


The library is closed.

In front of the hospital there is a large billboard:


Get through this? There is not a soul I know of with whose assistance I can “get through this” – not without paying a price I am not willing to pay: Guilt trips. Restrictions. Idiotic rules and regulations. Psychobabble about “staying safe” and complying with Governor Cuomo's Communist Manifesto.

The churches have been closed for months, and the ones who have opened are requiring “social distancing” and masks. No Holy Eucharist. No fellowship. No hugs allowed. Why bother? I can read my Bible at home, which I do every day. But I do miss the fellowship with my brothers and sisters in Christ. Now, that is limited to phone calls with people who live far away.

While driving, I see a signboard on one church, where I know some of the people, which proclaims:


Has everyone gone insane?

This is a hideous psy op, replete with massive social engineering, hell-bent on the demoralization, destabilization and ultimately, destruction, of all we hold sacred in this country.

I believe, with all my heart, that it is a moral and spiritual imperative, for anyone who actually DOES CARE, and wants to show it, to stand up boldly and denounce this utter lunacy and tyranny, so help us, God.

Barbara Hartwell
August 4, 2020



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