Letters for Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Under house arrest

I have been under house arrest for over a year because I will NOT wear a mask. I have not been to a grocery store, Walmart, Home Depot, the bank, the post office, the library, the coffee shop, a restaurant or any other public place because I refuse to cover my face and I’m tired of being “shamed” by others for it. If they are wearing a mask, why do I have to? Doesn’t their mask protect them? And if it doesn’t, why do they bother wearing it? I am not sick and I am not afraid of getting sick. This is my crime.

What happened to our country? America, the beacon on a hill, has become a prison. Her citizens have forfeited their true freedoms for a false sense of security. Their faith for fear. Common sense for insanity. They’ve blindly and obediently followed the directives of Big Brother without questioning the consequences of doing so. They are willing to go further and further down the road of obedience until all of their civil liberties have been completely stripped away. By then, it will be too late to do anything about it.

We ARE the proverbial frog in the pot of boiling water and don’t even know it. Once you give away freedom, it is rarely given back. But I understand why they do it. The American people are tired, worn down, discouraged and just want to get on with their lives. So they comply. Not knowing that their compliance will never satisfy the authorities. That is, not until they are in total and complete submission.

First it was two weeks to flatten the curve, then it was wearing a mask, then it was social distancing and limiting crowds, now it is wearing TWO masks. Soon it will be the vaccine. If you take it, you’ll be able to move about freely. If you don’t, you will be like me. Under house arrest. Unable to shop, travel and mingle with others who have been vaccinated. Never mind that the vaccine has NOT been tested on humans. Never mind, that you could still get sick, you could still spread the sickness and you will still have to wear a mask. And never mind that the risks associated with it will NOT be publicized. Big Brother controls the airwaves and only allows you to hear what he wants you to hear. That includes what you see on television and what you can find on the web.

Google owns 97% of the internet. They pay apple $12 billion a year to be the default search engine on all apple devices. That is against the law. It’s a form of racketeering. Squeezing other competition out is not what a Free Market economy is about. It is what monopolies are about. It is what communism is about. Whoever tries to compete with Google (facebook, twitter, you tube, amazon) gets snuffed out. Big Tech and Big Pharm are all part of the same elite, trying to control and manipulate the masses.

“Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country” is more than a typing drill. It was a call to arms for the American Revolution and it’s never been more poignant than today. Wake up people and smell the coffee. That is, if they LET you.

Janet Eisenbach, Kilauea

Pandemic haiku No. 1

Dr. Fauci or Mercola

Who knows who is right?

Only time will tell.

Molly Jones, Kealia

  1. RGLadder37 March 23, 2021 1:32 am Reply

    I thought they all listened to Dr. Fauci. I heard about that curve. How does that curve look like anyway? COVID-19. And it take 2 weeks to flatten the curve.

    1. Cynthia Simmons March 23, 2021 4:02 pm Reply

      Dear Janet,
      Since I just found out that my lungs are damaged and I now have what looks like pneumonia on a recent x-ray when I haven’t been sick since last March, I must reply to your letter.

      I flew home from my mother’s funeral last year and got horribly sick with what I thought was the flu and coughed for nearly 3 months. I had flown with a group of New Yorkers in and out of NJ from RI twice, not wearing a mask, BEFORE Donald Trump announced anything about Covid 19, even though he and many Senators knew what we were up against.

      I’ve been wearing a mask for a year and I remained separated from all family for several months. But now I can’t even enjoy a good laugh without coughing my brains out. My daughter’s boss has lost two dear friends to Covid. My neighbor’s friend had lungs that turned into what looked like cement on her x-ray. She died too.

      Most of all the countries who followed the rules and wore masks to protect one another had much fewer deaths, if any. Because some Americans think their freedoms mean more than their neighbor’s health many didn’t take precautions and our country has suffered the most. They let politics go before kindness or care for their elders. Many Christians did this too, blindly following a man whose only thought was can I win the election if this virus looks real? So he lied over n over.

      No one likes rules that limit our freedom but just like the mass shootings this week, sometimes they are necessary to keep us safe.

      Be lucky your lungs are clear or as you say “be blessed”. Others, so many others, were not. So many could’ve been saved had everyone worn masks and followed such simple measures. If only we’d had a president who cared more about his people than himself.

      Cynthia Simmons

  2. George March 23, 2021 2:56 am Reply

    Janet, your exile is self imposed by your own personal choice. Maybe move to Texas or Florida. They may be able to address your needs.

  3. Steven McMacken March 23, 2021 4:19 am Reply

    Today’s competition for Letter of the Day was close — so close, in fact, that it came down to a photo finish. But even then we weren’t able to determine which one of our two fine competitors exhibited the best example of not being fully in touch with reality. So we turned to our panel of judges to make the difficult decision of eliminating one from the competition. After careful consideration, the winning writer — and it was by the thinnest of margins — goes to . . . Janet Eisenbach of Kilauea! Congratulations, Janet!

  4. Ricardo March 23, 2021 4:53 am Reply

    Janet, I suspect there are many who sympathize with you. Literature gives us some role models. There is the tragic hero, who goes down in flames due to the injustice of the day. But America often prefers the comic hero, who puts on the mask, rises up and gets even! Covid has shown that most citizens respond to fear like sheep, but we do have a choice!

  5. Hygiene March 23, 2021 5:28 am Reply

    Janet-it’s always fascinating the inaccuracy of your letters. One question-do you wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before preparing your Açaí bowls to sell to the public per the Dept of Health to prevent the spread of your germs? Or is that just another stupid rule?

  6. David Presley March 23, 2021 6:13 am Reply

    I am tired of “them” taking my freedom. I have also been a prisoner, for years. I should not have to wear pants. I came out of the womb with no pants. Why should I have to wear pants? The human body is beautiful thing and these communist want me to cover it up. Where is my freedom? Stop signs! Don’t even get me started on stop signs. Why should I have to stop? Where is my freedom? Cross walks! Why! That’s your problem, get out of my way and don’t tread on my freedom. Is it my fault if a few old people are too slow and get hit, a little? FREEDOM!
    Janet, you and I should hang out. Like-minded people, you know. I’ll drive on over and see you. Oh, I don’t wash my hands, ever. Freedom, you know? And no TP. Do you have plastic covers for your couch?

  7. Settle down March 23, 2021 6:18 am Reply

    Good grief Janet take her down a notch.
    It real isn’t that bad.
    SMH Uprising REALLY!

  8. Uncleaina March 23, 2021 6:28 am Reply

    How do these crazy north shore woot woots make it in the actual world?

  9. james March 23, 2021 6:48 am Reply

    What makes you so special that you are above the law? If you got a ticket for refusing to wear your seat belt or driving on the wrong side of the road would you protest those laws as well? This is simply a political issue for you, since right-wing fringe groups think the pandemic is a hoax. If you chose to believe all that conspiracy garbage, then accept responsibility for your actions. Get over yourself and quit whining. You make your bed, now sleep in it.

  10. Stephen Frank March 23, 2021 7:38 am Reply

    Please quit your whining and deal with it. There are much more important issues that we are all dealing with. It is a minor inconvenience that may protect you or others.
    If you want to complain about loss of freedom and liberties , remember where you are, you are living is Hawaii, the sovereign kingdom that was illegaly overthrown with the help of the US military in 1893. Aocknowledged by Public law 103-150 ( the apology act) with President Clinton in 1993. We have been dealing with the loss of our lands, culture and so much more for over 125 years, why aren’t you advocating for the return of our kingdom and our rights. Those Native rights that have been taken for granted by many who’ve come or live here.

    So, yes, I wear a mask when asked, for the protection of myself and others and to be RESPECTFUL of the owners and the place where I may be visiting.

    I would think, you expect people to respect you and your space. Maybe you need to remember to have that same if not more respect for others and the places where you are.

  11. John Patt March 23, 2021 7:45 am Reply

    Janet, you wear a mask to protect others, and they wear a mask to protect you. So if you are unwilling to do your part to protect your neighbors, then stay home.

    1. Well done March 23, 2021 8:36 pm Reply

      You have been brainwashed.

      1. well...? March 24, 2021 1:23 pm Reply

        Brainwashed by scientific facts isn’t considered brainwashed.

  12. kimo Edwards March 23, 2021 7:53 am Reply

    London, World War ll, during the blitzkrieg, do you think there was that one woman who said “I’m not turning my lights off”

    1. David Presley March 23, 2021 8:45 pm Reply

      Yes, it was Janet!

  13. steven March 23, 2021 8:00 am Reply

    Are you the person who wrote several opinions on not opening Kauai to the Safe Travels program? Full disclosure would have been that you refused to wear a mask.

  14. Craig Millett March 23, 2021 8:39 am Reply

    Dear Janet,

    Thank you for staying home with your infantile “freedom” and your word salad of reasons to be uptight.

  15. Kauaidoug March 23, 2021 8:54 am Reply

    “Common sense for insanity”
    Janet. About the only thing you wrote that made sense. Stay home.

  16. Doug March 23, 2021 8:56 am Reply

    Janet, you are missing a key fact; if my mask protected me I would say go for it, go maskless and catch Covid and go through the struggles that others have gone through when they catch it. But it doesn’t work that way. My mask protects YOU. your mask protects ME. So your refusal to wear a mask puts others at risk. Think about that.

  17. douglas henry March 23, 2021 9:35 am Reply

    Why is wearing a mask so traumatic? Help yourself and help others stay safe; it’s simple and it won’t last forever. We live in a society and have to follow certain rules. This is a pandemic; get with the program.

  18. Robin Clark March 23, 2021 9:50 am Reply

    Janet- your paranoia is not healthy. I would seek therapy.
    The Covid vaccines were of course initially tested on human volunteers and after millions of doses have proven to have a remarkable safety profile in the general population. I got my first dose last week and did not feel a thing. Over 543,000 Americans have died, and many others will suffer long term physical problems (scarred lungs, neurological deficits, etc) from this virus. Much of this misery was, and still is, entirely preventable through masks and social distancing. What about these facts do you (and Molly) not understand?

  19. alien March 23, 2021 12:30 pm Reply

    Janet, stay home it is the place you have a right to exercise your freedumb. The rest of us will be enjoying our friends, family ,activities ect……

  20. Hawaiian Eric March 23, 2021 1:33 pm Reply

    You were in a prison of your own fear and hate long before the mask mandates. You will never be free so long as your mind remains closed.

  21. manongindashadow0711 March 23, 2021 3:53 pm Reply

    In the mean time, (Molly, “keep wearing your mask!”) And Janet, “keep up the good work and stay home!”

  22. Also March 23, 2021 9:55 pm Reply


    There are bad computer viruses out there, too! The only way you can be sure to not get it is to turn your computer off, or at least unplug it. Just stay

  23. andy johnston March 23, 2021 10:03 pm Reply

    Aloha Janet
    I’ve responded to your bizarre letters before on a couple of occasions, but back then I guess I didn’t realize how truly delusional you are, I guess because I might have given you a slight benefit of the doubt since we were right in the middle of a somewhat unprecedented pandemic. Here’s the thing: during this entire past year, I, and my family on Kauai, have been going out each day whether to the beach or the store or the bike path or…whatever. We always wear masks when necessary (like in a store or ANYWHERE we are near to other people) and none of us have gotten sick or felt like our lives were ever in danger. MAHALO to Mayor Kawakami and the others in charge who did their absolute best to keep us safe. It sounds like you are living a pretty horrible life, and that is completely your fault. You have been living, for the entire last year, in what many would call the very best place on this planet to be during the COVID-19 pandemic, and you seem to be completely ignorant and unappreciative of your good fortune. Every day I thank God that I live on Kauai, and I wonder how on earth there are people like you who have no idea how fortunate you have been during this last year.

    1. Kauaidoug March 24, 2021 11:46 am Reply


  24. Mask-er-Aid March 24, 2021 7:54 am Reply

    99% of the masks available today allow air and VIRUS into your nose, mouth, and lungs; and those same 99% of masks allow your breath, CO2, and the VIRUS (if you have it) out into the air to be inhaled by the next person wearing a 99% ineffective mask at all.

    Besides stand 30’ downwind away from a person smoking cigarettes, or a 100’ downwind from a person smoking pakalolo, and you can smell the smoke even though you cannot see it. And if you can smell it, it is already in your own lungs and in your blood stream. Making the false impression that virus can only travel 6’ in the air, is an even bigger deception joke than the mask-er-aid.

    Realistically social distancing here in the land of prevailing Tradewinds any less than 100’ for safety is pointless. And yet 100’ set apart person to person would shut down our society here in Kauai, and think about cities like Hong Kong, Mexico City, São Paulo,Brasil, and Manila, etc.

    Besides, Ever heard of Secindary Smoke Lung Cancer?

    If while wearing your mask and your glasses fog up, and same is still occuring even if not wearing glasses, as fog on your glasses are just a tell tale sign of worthless unsafe masking.

    Go ahead all you smokers of anything, inhale a big breath of smoke, then quickly put on your mask and see if any smoke leaks out from the mask, do it in front of the mirror or have someone watch the smoke escape.

    Smoke particles are much bigger than the size of virus, 99% of the masks used do not protect against virus exhalation (or even cigarette smoke exhalation) if you are still contagious like during the first 2 to 3 weeks (some people are already immune and non-contagious with no symptoms after just 3) after your being infected by the virus.

    That is until your natural immune system identifies the exact virus you are infected with and makes specific antibodies against that particular virus “specie” like Covid-19. Only your natural immune system can make bio-identical antibodies capable of eliminating a specific virus like Covid-19.

    Your natural immune system’s millions, if not billions, of plasma cells each make 10,000 antibodies specific to the Covid-19 virus, Every Second. If your calculator can multiply 10,000 new antibodies to fight Covid-19, every second of 24 hours a day for a few weeks, multiplied by millions if not billions of plasma cells making those antibodies, please report to us your findings.

    Let’s see 10,000 times 60 seconds in a minute = 600,000 per minute, times 60 minutes in an hour = 36,000,000 new antibodies in an hour, now times 24 hours in a day = 864,000,000 in a day times 14 days = 12 Billion nature made antibodies made in your own body, and then multiply that times let’s say only 1 Billion Plasma cells, that’s naturally made antibodies, made by your own body’s immune system specifically made to wipe out the Covid-19 vius, or any other disease virus or its natural mutated variant.

    And you think you need a leaky mask, much less a non-specific wild guess, warp speed, un-tested (on man or animal) vaccine, some with added mystery genes, some with chimpanzee virus, some experimental, some causing blood clots, some causing deaths within 24 to 48 hours? You think you need that? That’s awfully pessimistic !

    And you prefer mystery juice vaccines that are in financial competition with each other, and all competing to be made ASAP at warp speed to get to the market for sale bought by you or your tax dollars.

    More Americans and people worldwide die from the flu each year during the last 6 years than those who died while having Covid-19.

    It is clear that the vast majority of those who die share the same 4 qualifications. A bug Part of what these qualifications are doing is over burdening your immune system so up it cannot concentrate it’s efforts to eliminate the disease virus Covid-19 virus.

    Qualification, or really mistakes being made by the majority population:
    1.) FOOD. Eating the majority of their food from supermarkets and convenience stores and at fast and junk food restaurants.

    The problem is that 90% or more of those foods are highly processed into low nutrient snack foods packed with numerous processed and manufactured sugars, with added chemical and carcinogenic petrochemicals, and fresh foods like fruits and vegetables are sprayed or coated with agricultural carcinogenic petrochemicals poisons and even petrochemical fertilizers.

    The problem with these low and non-nutrient foods is that people eat primarily only these foods along with animal flesh and fat, which are the basis for heart, stroke, vascular diseases including cancer, and elderly mental disorders, along with obesity and diabetes.

    2.) DISEASE: After a few decades of accumulating these non-foods people automatically become diseased with chronic degenerative early onset of end of life diseases, and body system failure like high blood pressure (vascular system), and so many other diseases that are lethal after you have had them for 4 decades, or less.

    3. Prescription Drugs: So now you are sick from too much Western (American manufactured) foods for too long, eating non to low nutrient processed foods, loaded with sugars and petrochemicals and other chemicals and now you are 30+ years old, you are sick and you go to the doctor who gives you more chemicals and carcinogenic petrochemicals (4.4 billion medical prescriptions a year just in America). for only about 280 million Americans taking prescription drugs. That’s about 16 prescriptions a year with how many pills in each prescription.

    Four decades of taking lifetime prescription drugs with more and more drugs added on over time, and no getting well or healthy, and now you are ready to strap on the mask an take the mystery sauce injection untested experimental vaccine? Some people think you are stupid or crazy maybe both, and now you are wearing sheep masks, standing only 6’ apart, and washing your hands 20 times a day, when soap and water do not kill virus, much less consider virus passed by air are also on your skin.

    And about the fact that virus infect us through our eyes is incredibly being ignored. Where’s the science warning on that important fact and risk factor.

    4.) And now, add to the original 3 decades of eating junk low nutrient food that got you sick in the first place, and now it’s 4 more decades later of taking prescription drugs and continued junk fast foods, and you are now 70, Age qualification to die with Covid-19.

    It’s reported that all Hawaii Covid-19 virus deaths had pre-existing diseases, including but not limited to: Heart, Stroke, Vascular, the numerous Cancers, Alzheimer’s, and varieties of liver, lung, kidney, and pancreas failures.

    And the fact that masks diminish air, thus oxygen, into our lungs, to our blood streams, resulting in less oxygen to our organs when it is a medically known fact that reduced oxygen to our organs results in accelerated degeneration to our organs, and an early death.

    And even though the actual cause of death to people is multiple decades of non and low nutrient foods loaded with sugar and chemical additives, causing multiple diseases in the body, resulting in the decades long use of toxic and lethal prescription drugs, and then a mosquito comes along and bites you on the butt, and they blame the mosquito…er, uh…excuse us, we mean the virus.

    The Hawaii Health Dept reports that the people who died of Covid-19 virus were between the ages of 70 and, start the drum roll…109 years old.

    109 years old, and old age had nothing to do with their death?

    Unbelievable !

    It is clear that while the medical industry is trying to take care of all the diseases with always new and more drugs, it would be wiser if they took care of our Health, by prevention and avoidance of the causes of the end of like diseases, of which little effort and education is being given consideration.

    1. Robin Clark March 24, 2021 11:35 am Reply

      Just a few problems with this analysis. Even cloth masks have been found to afford 99% protection against virus transmission. This is because the virus is contained in respiratory droplets which are do not go through the mask. Nor are these droplets transmitted out through a mask. Numerous studies have shown that masks do not decrease oxygen intake.
      And deaths from the common flu do not compare to Covid deaths. The CDC estimate for influenza deaths since 2010 is 12,000-61,000 although the actual reported cases were 3,000-15,000. Covid deaths are reported, not estimated, at almost 550,000 is the US in the past year (which many clinicians feel is an underestimate). The reported “deaths over normal” for the same time period is about the same number, which means that Covid deaths do not result directly from pre-existing conditions (although such conditions may certainly contribute).

      1. truth be known March 26, 2021 1:24 pm Reply

        Robin, I suspect that you are suffering from an overdose of CNN (Communist News Network) coolaid. First of all, the latest findings from the CDC conclude that wearing a mask is only 1.3% effective in reducing exposure which is within the margin of error of zero. Secondly, you left out the fact that over 80% of the 550,000 deaths had two or more comorbidity factors (diseases that will kill you). Thirdly, you fail to mention that the pharmaceutical industry is getting filthy rich promoting their RNA gene therapy science experiment. No, it’s not a vaccine and it won’t prevent the spread of Covid. They merely state that it MAY diminish the effects of the virus once you get it. Of course there’s no guarantee and no liability if it causes problems. The pharmaceutical industry appreciates your continued participation. Personally, I will wait till there’s a proven vaccine that prevents the spread and does so without harm.

    2. Critical thinker March 24, 2021 12:14 pm Reply

      You my friend speak TRUTH. What everybody fears most. Turn off your TV and listen to the real doctors and scientists everyone. It’s never too late to get on the right side of history.

  25. drsurf March 24, 2021 7:59 am Reply

    Janet, one of the very good practices that I am sure is offered where you live is meditation. Doing a regular practice gives freedom, real freedom, and the world’s imposed ‘burdens’ like wearing a mask will disappear.

  26. nothings free March 24, 2021 8:49 am Reply

    Thank you Janet! You will get pushback from those with a “hoax” fish hook in their mouths, but know that you are right! The ACTUAL number of Covid deaths is no more than the few nasty flu viruses that have affected us in the past. Think SARS that they claim killed 10%, or 3 times more than Covid’s often reported 3%! Many well meaning people, including me, have been duped by the math when it comes to Covid “deaths”! The slight of hand is that they say Covid has killed 3% of the “REPORTED” cases of the Virus? What! Because Covid doesn’t physically affect millions of the people who contact it to the point of even knowing they had it, they’re not included in the fake Covid statistic!. Covid doesn’t demonstrably affect most healthy individuals from 1 to 49 years old who it infects! if we count all “UNREPORTED” cases of Covid, that people don’t even know they had it, in the numbers, it doesn’t kill many more of us than the normal flu every year! How can you have a “Pandemic” when the total death rates of all Americans every year for the past decades didn’t go up at all in the so called “Pandemic” year of 2020? Google it and calculate the actual death numbers! This “Pandemic” gets even more ridiculous when we learn that Hospitals and States actually make more money the more cases of Covid they claim their patients/citizens die from. A death bed Cancer, Heart Disease, Pulmonary Disease, false positive test, or just plain old, patient dies the Government will send your State and Hospital “free” money for every Covid cause of death! What cause of death would you report? Not to mention that the fake “News Media” hits ratings prosperity with the fear mongering and convenient reporting they’re so famous for. Government control over where you can shop (all the big Corporate stores like Costco, Home Depot etc.), and where you can not shop (almost every small business owned by just citizens), perhaps it’s time to follow the Money and Power. “Destroying our Economy and Bankrupting Small Business America” for nothing is hard to understand? Why would this happen? Who benefits? One thing History teaches us is that Government is not necessarily your friend. It can easily morph into a self serving, bloated, control and power addicted, tax dollar dependent swamp, as it has in every successful Country throughout history. This Pandemic is a Socialism and Communism for America dream! When we the proletariat get used to being controlled, like being told you must wear a mask, approval of where you can shop, eat, fly on an airplane, how far you can stand next to another person, etc. then you easily become a Government lemming who has lost all sense of self decision making. But then, that’s the “Dream of Our Socialist and Communist Fathers”, isn’t it! Keep up the good work Janet. So sorry this has happened to all of us.

  27. wailua girl March 24, 2021 9:59 am Reply

    Janet – you’re a prisoner of your own making. Move to Florida if you feel that strongly.
    Molly – that’s too long to be a haiku.
    Can the LTE please be informative or useful? This is ridiculous.

  28. LTEreader March 24, 2021 2:39 pm Reply

    Don’t you get tired of being miserable? You’ve written multiple letters complaining about:

    *Mask requirements.
    *Quarantine restrictions.
    *Our Mayor.
    *The media.
    *Couldn’t sell at Farmers Markets.
    *The struggle to rent your 1 bedroom Sandpiper to tourists.
    *Employees not working fast enough on Kahiliholo Rd. after 2018 flood.

    Blah, blah, blah. If you want to lock yourself away because you’re too stubborn to wear a mask that’s your choice. It’s all about respect for others, something you’re obviously lacking. Perhaps you should join Sarah, aka Costco Karen, in Florida, or take a trip to Brazil where thousands are currently dying ‘daily’ as the new, highly contagious Amazon variant takes hold.

    1. Hygiene March 25, 2021 4:32 am Reply

      Yes Janet constantly complains and cries unfairness for herself. She is extremely selfish and discriminates against homosexuals. She has worked as a housekeeper and refused to clean a vaca rental home homosexuals were guests-relaying her disapproval to the property management specifically citing “not cleaning for homosexuals.”

  29. Awake March 24, 2021 7:45 pm Reply

    Sad to see how many sheep are still sleeping! And crazy to see them attack the ones speaking out against this medical tyranny! Just a bunch of virtue signaling clowns who push for masks and mandatory gene therapy operating systems by Bill Gates. If your experimental gene therapy works, why do you need me to be included in the experiment? More than 99% of our population will recover without issue from Covid. ‘NUFF SAID!

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