Tag Archives: Covid-19 totalitarianism

After the Storm, by Raúl Ilargi Meijer

As Covid finally dies down, it’s cover-your-ass time for its commissars and flacks. From Raúl Ilargi Meijer at theautomaticearth.com:

With Omicron taking over at lightning speed, and what we know about it from South Africa and Denmark, it would seem that we can relax. It’s reported to be 100x less deadly than Alpha/Delta, and perhaps less deadly than the common flu. If you’ve had Alpha/Delta, you can still get Omicron, but an Omicron infection appears to make you immune to Alpha/Delta.

As far as we can see, nobody’s dying from Omicron, intubations are rare at best, and positive tests, even if they do end up in hospital, are mostly released as fast as they came in. It’s simply over. It’ll take another few weeks for this to become impossible to ignore, but it’s already there. A number of voices have called for treating it like the flu; Spain appears to have made that its official policy.

It’s over. And media, politicians and “experts” will need to jockey for position. They will not apologize for all the fear induced, or the human rights broken, they will make you believe that their new position is perfectly in line with what they’ve done over the past two years, and all that has changed is “The Science”.

The WHO hasn’t given up yet, and is giving it its last best according to today’s headlines:
“WHO Gives Grim Prediction On Omicron Spread”,
“WHO: More Than Half of Europeans Will Get Omicron”.
Half of Europeans will be “infected” with a “virus” that is 100x less virulent than Alpha/Delta, so who cares? They’ll catch the flu too. But the media will label them: “Covid cases”, making no difference between “variants”. And making you afraid of something you have no reason to be afraid of.

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Let Our Vision Overcome The Narratives, by Doug “Uncola” Lynn

A narrative is just that, a narrative, or story. Ultimately stories only have staying power to the extent they reflect the truth and people’s experiences. Visions operate on a higher and more enduring plain. From Doug “Uncola” Lynn at theburningplatform.com:

When “taking the vax” became a means to signal ones virtue as part of the moral high ground, the right side of history, etc. many people were indulging themselves by taking the vaxx. It became not just an act of personal health or even collective health but a signal, a ritual of their faith in something much bigger and much more sinister.

The origin of that faith and purpose of that ritual should not be ignored. Especially given how by nature of the vaxx being a moral position many of those people entered into that contract full knowing that those of us who refused would be indicted by that same moral position.

Comment by Dangerous Variant,  Dec 13, 2021

Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.

― Voltaire

Where there is no vision, the people perish

– Proverbs 29:18

I read an opinion column early in the new year written by a local woman scolding The Unvaccinated in my area. Ironically, she addressed her article to the “my body, my choice” crowd and argued those who don’t get vaccinated should have their health insurance capped. She claimed taxpayers should not be burdened by those too selfish to care about overwhelmed health care systems or for those who are oppressing future generations.

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Has the Great Barrington Declaration been vindicated? By Thomas Fazi and Toby Green

Whispers are being heard on the left that maybe, just maybe, lockdowns weren’t such a good idea after all, and maybe, just maybe, the Great Barrington Declaration has some merit. From Thomas Fazi and Toby Green at unherd.com:

Has the Left finally woken up to the devastating costs of implementing lockdowns? In its first edition of 2022, the Observer carried a surprisingly balanced interview with Professor Mark Woolhouse, a member of Sage whose new book — The Year the World Went Mad — argues that long lockdowns promoted more harm than good and failed to protect the vulnerable. Its favourable reception appears to herald a new direction in the critique of Covid measures and policies on the Left; for the first time, the question of what really represented the collective good in the Covid debate has been put on the table by a mainstream left-liberal publication.

This is certainly a new departure. As we have previously noted on UnHerd, the Left has strongly supported restrictive measures in the fight against the pandemic.

It argued that these restrictions, which clearly infringe on individual freedoms and rights, were nonetheless justified in the name of “the collective good” and “the collective right to life”. This allowed them to pre-empt any criticism of the new Covid consensus: if you’re against any of these measures, you’re against the collective interest. And so thinkers like us, who have always criticised neoliberal individualism and argued in favour of progressive state intervention, suddenly found ourselves accused of being libertarians or outright “Right-wingers”, just for taking a critical stance of governments’ response to the pandemic.

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Letter to the Washington State Board of Health, by Margaret Anna Alice

A powerful letter to a group considering further descent into the dark hole of Covid totalitarianism. From Margaret Anna Alice at margaretannaalice.com:

On the Proposed Policies to Involuntarily Detain People in a Quarantine Facility & Mandate COVID Vaccination in Schools

Letter to the Washington State Board of Health; Man Poised with Shadow Before Steps Descending into Darkness

“Everything went strictly ‘by the book,’ using means that were permitted by the constitution. At first there were ‘emergency decrees’ by the president of the Reich, and later a bill was passed by a two-thirds majority of the Reichstag giving the government unlimited legislative powers, perfectly in accordance with the rules for changing the constitution.”

—Sebastian Haffner, Defying Hitler (paperback, Kindle, audiobook)

I am writing regarding the following proposed policies you will be discussing at your January 12, 2022, meeting:

  • Allowing local health officers to use law enforcement (WAC 246-100-070) to force an emergency order to involuntarily detain a person or group of persons (families) to be isolated in a quarantine facility (WAC 246-100-045) following refusal to voluntarily comply with requests for medical examination, testing, treatment, counseling, and vaccination (WAC 246-100-040). These specifics come from WAC 246-100.
  • Including the Covid-19 injections as part of school immunization requirements using WAC 246-105.

Although this letter is addressed to the Washington State Board of Health, I am actually writing to you—you, the living, thinking, feeling individuals who serve on this board.

I am writing to you, Umair Shah.

I am writing to you, Keith Grellner.

I am writing to you, Tom Pendergrass.

I am writing to you, Fran Bessermin.

I am writing to you, Elisabeth Crawford.

I am writing to you, Vazaskia Crockrell.

I am writing to you, Stephen Kutz.

I am writing to you, Temple Lentz.

I am writing to you, Bob Lutz.

I am asking that you listen not in your capacity as a board member but as a fellow human being, as a neighbor, as a friend.

For nearly a year, you have been gradually conditioned to view the unvaccinated as enemies. You have been subjected to a relentless propaganda campaign designed to divide you from us; to dehumanize us; to paint us as science-deniers, conspiracy nuts, spreaders of disease, and threats to society.

“Men under pressure are first dehumanized and only then demoralized, not the other way around. Organization and specialization, system, subsystem, and supersystem are the consequence, not the cause, of the totalitarian spirit.”

—Milton Mayer, They Thought They Were Free: The Germans, 1933–45 (paperbackKindleaudiobook)

The United States Holocaust Museum describes this process as “Defining the Enemy: The Excluded”:

“One crucial factor in creating a cohesive group is to define who is excluded from membership. Nazi propagandists contributed to the regime’s policies by publicly identifying groups for exclusion, justifying their outsider status, and inciting hatred or cultivating indifference.… But a second, more sinister aspect of the Nazi myth was that not all Germans were welcome in the new community. Propaganda helped to define who would be excluded from the new society and justified measures against the ‘outsiders.’”

Regardless of what the propagandists have told you, we are not your enemies. We are your neighbors; we are your colleagues; we are your friends; we are your family members—your grandparents, your parents, your siblings, your children.

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Light It Up! By James Howard Kunstler

Will the Biden administration go to war with Russia over Ukraine to distract us from Covid vaccine deaths? From James Howard Kunstler at kunstler.com:

We are at a strange pass in The Saga of Covid. It seems the spikey virus wants to leave center stage… is weary of all the attention… wants to fade into the eternal parade of microorganisms that cozily coexist within the human life-stream — like Tony Fauci’s HIV, a fellow traveler in the old-time throng of human viruses, now semi-retired, and yet still every bit as mysterious in the actual mechanism of AIDS as it was when Dr. Fauci pinned his NIAID distinguished service medal on its elusive bosom, so to speak (but you’d have to read Bobby Kennedy’s book on Fauci to get the drift of that).

Omicron is sweeping the country, as love once did in George Gershwin’s day. (We are a different country now, as anyone tuned into the Turner Classics Movie channel can discover.) Omicron: the 36-hour head cold that Covid-19 has been demoted to. Omicron: a mere wise-cracking gecko compared to the roaring dragon that was Covid-19 in the winter of 2020. Omicron: kind of an embarrassment to “vaccine” tyrants who still seek to jab every arm on earth, and at ever-shortening intervals — like a med school version of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, only with syringes running amok instead of brooms.

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Fourth Turning 2022 — Bad Moon Rising, by Jim Quinn

Although the propaganda around Covid is being attacked and destroyed with science and the truth, a good chunk of the media and populace continue to believe regardless. From Jim Quinn at theburningplatform.com:

“Try to unlearn the obsessive fear of death (and the anxious quest for death avoidance) that pervades linear thinking in nearly every modern society. The ancients knew that, without periodic decay and death, nature cannot complete its full round of biological and social change. Without plant death, weeds would strangle the forest. Without human death, memories would never die, and unbroken habits and customs would strangle civilization. Social institutions require no less. Just as floods replenish soil and fires rejuvenate forests, a Fourth Turning clears out society’s exhausted elements and creates an opportunity.” – Strauss & Howe – The Fourth Turning

Coronavirus: Is Germany doing enough to slow the outbreak? | Germany | News and in-depth reporting from Berlin and beyond | DW | 14.03.2020

“Institutions will be increasingly bossy, limiting personal freedoms, chastising bad manners, and cleansing the culture. Powerful new civic organizations will make judgments about which individual rights deserve respect and which do not. Criminal justice will become swift and rough, trampling on some innocents to protect an endangered and desperate society from those feared to be guilty. Expect a loss of personal privacy. Fourth Turnings can be dark times for the free spirit: Just as one kind of official may have new authority to do something for you, another kind—some hastily deputized magistrate—may have new authority to do something to you.”Strauss & Howe – The Fourth Turning

It’s been almost a year since my annual look ahead at the upcoming year. Last year’s article FOURTH TURNING DETONATION was a big picture overview of where we stood during the thirteenth year of this ongoing Fourth Turning Crisis. I had given up trying to make specific predictions because the twenty-year length of a Crisis period does not lend itself to specificity within a given year. My comment at the beginning of the article was:

“Predicting the actual events which will occur over a short-term time frame is a fool’s errand, so I prefer to try and discern the direction and amplitude of the ongoing Crisis to gauge how we should prepare for what is coming.”

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We Can Never Stop Speaking Out: Only the Truth Will Set Us Free, by Gary D. Barnett

Sometimes the truth is the only weapon you’ve got. From Gary D. Barnett at lewrockwell.com:

“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth.”

~  William Faulkner

We now live in a world consumed by what is currently being referred to as “Mass Formation Psychosis.” This phenomenon is not new, but is very real, and considering today’s fake pandemic madness, it has overwhelmed the entire planet at once. This has never happened before on this scale in human history, so the risk of this collective insanity is nothing short of total devastation at the hands of tyrants.

While the term mass formation has taken center stage as of late, this is simply a collective mentality where most all think as one in order to gain approval of the group, force communal gathering for the purpose of perceived safety, cling to the social norm of the moment, and vilify any who choose to not conform. This has been properly compared to societal mass hypnosis, but again, never on such a scale as seen today. It happened in Stalinist Russia, Nazi Germany, and it also happens in the buildup to war. False flag events used in the past in this country to stoke great fear have been able to achieve majority approval and collective support for heinous events. This happened due to the pre-planned attack on Pearl Harbor to get the people behind World War II, it happened in the leadup to the Vietnam War due to the fake Gulf of Tonkin attack, it happened after the state-staged terror attack of 9/11 used to falsely legitimize the aggressive war on the Middle East, and in many other instances throughout history.

These events in the past that caused a breakdown of intellect, majority support for the evil state, and succumbing to the whims of the ruling class, led to any sort of abuses not only against the victims of war, but against the domestic populations as well. While this tyranny levied by the state is always obvious to those who do not accept and always question the mainstream narrative, they are few in number compared to the compliant herd.

Now, mass psychosis has captivated the globe, all due to a purposely fabricated hoax called a ‘coronavirus pandemic.’ This time, it is extreme worldwide mass collectivism brought about due to lies, global collusion, and conspiracy, causing unlimited crowd ignorance. Once the individual is sacrificed for the meaningless ‘common good,’ and the brainwashed hordes gather together in complete irresponsible solidarity, all aspects of sanity disappear in favor of idiotic groupthink. Once this occurs, totalitarian policies advance in full view of all, but are mostly ignored by the general mob seeking to remain ignorant of reality. Accepting, understanding, and verifying the truth are all that would be necessary so that individual clarity could be achieved, something universally shunned by most, and that is brutally evident today.

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The Three Faces of Evil, by Karen Hunt

Cases are exploding in highly vaccinated countries, the march of totalitarianism continues unabated, and anybody who questions the insanity or refuses the vaccines face all sorts of dire consequences. From Karen Hunt at off-guardian.org:

People who claim that they’re evil are usually no worse than the rest of us… It’s people who claim that they’re good…that you have to be wary of.”
Gregory Maguire, Wicked

I’ve been sick over the holidays—not with the dreaded Covid, or the milder Omega, or the much milder Omicron, or whatever you want to call whatever it is that’s going around. I didn’t take a test for it, but my daughter did, and she has the same illness as me and she tested negative.

Of course, those tests…we will get into that later.

Anyway, I took some time off from my writing, enjoying my kids and my grandkids, finding so much joy and thankfulness in my family.

So here we go, back into the thick of things. Recapping the past two years and looking at what to expect in the coming months. And yes, it’s a long one, but not as long as RFK Jr’s brilliantly informative book, so there’s that.

On November 15, 2021, “[Maria], a German mother critical of the state’s Covid measures had her home raided and her children violently removed by police and child protective services.”

Over the Christmas holidays, Maria and other protestors, have been standing outside the quarantine center imprisoning children in isolation. They have been singing Christmas carols in the hope the children can hear them.

Back when Germans first started eliminating undesirable portions of society, they made up a word for them: Untermensch. Roughly translated it means “under” or an inferior person.

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Australia shows the world the wrong way to keep the virus under control, by Steve Kirsch

Aside from perhaps China, Australia has had the most repressive Covid regime in the world. It hasn’t stopped a recent huge spike in cases. From Steve Kirsch at stevekirsch.substack.com:

If you are looking for a country that is serious about COVID and is getting “extraordinary” results, look no further than Australia. They employ mandated vaccinations, lockdowns of unvaccinated, …

It’s hard to find a country that takes COVID more seriously than Australia. Their strict protocols are producing “extraordinary” results (spoiler alert: I’m being sarcastic).

They are super strict about COVID with measures that include:

  1. mandatory vaccinations,
  2. mandatory mask use
  3. requiring the unvaccinated to isolate at home,
  4. Density limits at indoor areas of hospitality venues and nightclubs,
  5. free booster doses are available to everyone 18 years and over who have had their second dose of a primary dose course of COVID-19 vaccination at least 4 months ago.
  6. mandatory electronic check-ins

Note that these measures vary by what state you are in.

The state-specific medical countermeasures makes total sense as having the virus in NSW is completely different than having the virus in Northern Territory (I’m being sarcastic again…).

Almost everyone is vaccinated. Check out the box on the right for the vax rate in the ACT:

Not vaccinated? Welcome to lockouts!

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When That Ol’ Mojo Stops Workin’, by James Howard Kunstler

People are seeing through the lies. From James Howard Kunstler at kunstler.com:

What you’re actually seeing in the rhetorical hoo-ha over the January Sixth capitol riot is the main cattle-prod driving mob madness — fear of Covid-19 — losing its power to terrorize the public. The Party-of-Chaos put on a grand opera of lamentation Thursday to celebrate its unity in victim-hood — we wuz so traumatized by the riot! — but in the background, they can see their dearer dream of total vaccination — and total control of the population — fade in the winter mists.

This is the crisis of a managerial class that has lost its ability to manage anything, including all of us. Thus, the hysteria in the blue precincts of America, where they are concentrated. And, as I’ve averred before, the madness probably has its roots in the slow-motion train wreck of our techno-industrial economy. The managerial class can surely sense it and see it coming, but they don’t have a clue what to do about it. So, in desperate need of some signifying ritual, they’re left performing a grand-scale Chinese fire drill like drunken sophomores of yore — a flurry of pointless, attention-seeking activity.

You see, this total vaccination fantasy is meant to compensate for that inability to govern in a time of epic turbulence. It provides an illusion of control. But the obvious insanity of it stands out in the demonstrable facts that the vaccinations don’t work, and that they are racking up an impressive record of harming people. These two facts must be ignored by the vax-happy Blue Team, even as the immunizing and pretty harmless Omicron variant spreads speedily across the land conferring superior natural immunity on those who survive it — which is, functionally, everyone.

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