I really wish I could go back to writing about code, but unfortunately we appear to be stuck in the dark timeline. Last night, despite a massive rebellion from the Conservative back bench and a few others (who history will remember as heroes), England officially became a “Papers Please” society.
Vaccine passports are now required for large venues and nightclubs, but nobody seriously believes that this is where this will stop. It hasn’t in other countries, and we appear to be on the same track as much of Europe, so inevitably this scheme will be extended. The Overton window has been shifted once more towards vaccine mandates, and one more thing we thought to be inconceivable in England is now happening.
This was all made possible by support from the weasels in the so called “opposition”, which have voted to support the government’s slide into totalitarianism at every turn. Ironically, the job of the opposition party is now being done mainly by the Tory back bench, so maybe the queen should make that official?
Even before the current toothless OhMyGod Decepticon variant of COVID got everyone worked up in a tizzy for no good reason, the actions of various governments were almost entirely incongruent with their stated aims, or assertions as to how serious the threat was.
COVID-so-deadly we must lock you in your houses! But Christmas parties at No. 10? That’s fine. Wear masks! But we’ll only do it for the photo op. What about the gaps and omissions in the narrative? A vaccine so safe you have to be forced to take it, for a virus so deadly you need a test to know you’ve got it… I know, I’m silly… my lying eyes again… but where are all the heart attacks coming from, exactly? Why are so many people around the world coming down with a nasty case of Coincidence?
I don’t pretend to know what’s going on. Although I have some thoughts on vaccine passports and how they relate to central bank digital currencies and all the money printing, I won’t go into that now.
Buy me a drink some time.
What is certain, while there is certainly a lot of wild speculation going on out there, the situation is certainly being taken advantage of by various interests… and if you still think all of this has much to do with public health anymore, then I don’t know what to say, except that I have a bridge to sell you.
The roll out of vaccine passports, together with the moving goal posts of what it means to be “fully vaccinated”, means we’re essentially moving into a “freedom as a service” subscription model of liberty. Additionally, starting with the care sector and moving outwards, we are inexorably following Europe into mandated medical procedures.
A “merger of state and corporate power”, if you will, and all very profitable for certain drug companies I would imagine.
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The thing I’ve had the most trouble dealing with on a personal level, is how so many people not just go along with this, but are gleefully cheering for it.
More restrictions. More fear. Yes please!
People I thought I knew – friends and family members – who I felt certain would see how dangerous allowing this level of government overreach was, are prepared to throw liberties under the bus, theirs and mine, when they get a little scared. Before, when it was safe and comfortable, their principles were all about freedom, fairness, and “my body, my choice”… but as soon as a bad case of the sniffles comes along, they’re licking the boot of the state while cooing, “Step on me harder, Daddy!”.
Not wanting to sound tiresome, but Australia is building fucking concentration camps! Austria and Germany are to make it a crime, punishable by jail, to be alive in their country having not undergone an irreversible experimental medical procedure. It boggles my mind just how far the Overton window has been pushed, that this sort of thing is in any way defensible! Why no international outcry? Why are we not massing an expeditionary force to liberate the oppressed citizens of Melbourne?
Closer to home; why are people, who were on the line with me fighting ID cards back in the 2000s, now actively supporting vaccine passports and medical apartheid? Because they want to “feel safe”? Why do people who support a woman’s right to choose, in almost the same breath, support forcing people to undertake state mandated medical procedures?
Seems their principles weren’t worth a damn.
All the state had to do was push just a little and they’d crumble. A tiny threat, which might realistically affect them personally (unlike terrorism), and they’d sell their soul and their fellow citizen up the river.
So, go on. Post your mask selfies and virtue signal about having your 15th booster! Proudly humblebrag about your immunity pass! After all, what’s the point of being one of the master race if you don’t get to lord it over others on Facebook?
Keep your head down. Stay comfortable. Stay wilfully ignorant of the cage that is being built around you and call all those of us who protest crazy, dangerous, and far right.
But understand, more than any virus, it is you that terrifies me. It is you ‘Good Germans’ who informed on the Jews hiding in your neighbour’s cellar. It is you ‘Good Germans’ who shut your eyes and blocked your ears to the holocaust being committed all around you, because the truth made you uncomfortable. It is you ‘Good Germans’ who, when the warnings first appeared and there was a chance the nightmare could have been stopped before it started, saw those warnings and said nothing.
There is a special place in hell for you.