Lockdown Victim Says, “We’re Not Going to Be Peaceful Much Longer”


A military veteran business owner in Northern California lit into his county’s leaders at a board of supervisors meeting, warning that restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic are threatening the lives of his family and many others.

“This is a warning for what’s coming; it’s not going to be peaceful for much longer,” Carlos Zapata told the Shasta County board in Redding, California, on Aug. 11.

Zapata, who said the families of business owners who have been shut down are “starving,” was one of about 80 citizens who spoke at the meeting.

“I’m pretty appalled at what’s going on. 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 it’s not as quite as dangerous as we thought it would be, I was absolutely appalled at the cowardice — and you guys are sitting here with your masks on — I don’t blame you for wearing masks because I would be hiding my face if I was you for what you’re doing,” he said.

“Right now we’re being peaceful, and you better be happy we’re good citizens, that we’re peaceful citizens, but it’s not gonna be peaceful much longer. And this isn’t a threat — I’m not a criminal, I’ve never been a criminal but I’m telling you real good citizens are going to turn into real concerned and revolutionary citizens real soon,” he said. “And nobody else is gonna say that. I’m probably the only person that has the balls to say what I’m saying right now.

“We’re building and we’re organizing and we’ll work with law enforcement or without law enforcement,” he said. “but you won’t stop us when the time comes because our families are starving!

Zapata said he went to war for the United States and is willing to fight again to save the country.

“If it has to be against our own citizens, it will happen,” he said. “And there’s a million people like me, and you won’t stop us.


  1. Well, that’s chilling to hear / read.

    It could be taken as a warning, or as a threat. I expect it will be the latter and (at the least) he will soon be red-flagged.

  2. Boris, California is extremely diverse.
    The big cities are blue, the Country is not, for the most part.
    Metropolitan Bieber is not what most think of when they think of California, nor is Siskiyou where I was Born.
    Sonoma County is purple, lots of totalitarian assholes who call themselves liberals and a LOT of veterans, especially USMC vets.
    I like it and hope to return home in a few days if the house is still there.

  3. Politicians should live every day in fear that, if they do something sufficiently stupid, the citizenry will have the last word.


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