Covid Madness = Political Opportunism?
We are all responsible citizens, aren’t we? Regardless of where we live, we do not need nor want government to invade our homes and supervise our intimate interactions or to dictate to us what is acceptable behavior. Furthermore, our constitution protects us against this kind of government abuse and intrusion.
Apparently, now we are all children…
We used to have these rights, until 2020. Covid gave the government the opportunity to take them away…
There is no hard science in favour of the lockdown of healthy people. (Quarantining infected people? Yes, of course this is necessary! It has always been the case.)
This fickle ‘junk-science’ that oozes from the mouths of overly-aroused politicians like BoJo and his lap-dancing advisers has nothing to do with either science or medicine. It is just opportunistic political spiel.
Now we are in endless lockdowns. These lockdowns continue and become more severe and restrictive because we are not behaving like obedient children should behave. Government statistics show that we are naughty and deserve to be punished. And frequently! Heaven forbid that it enters into anyone’s head that maybe, just maybe, their lockdowns are not working.
It does not seem to matter that just a few are misbehaving…we are ALL punished. This is Covid democracy.
Each day we live the consequences of allowing them to suspend the constitution and rule by decree. Way too excessive given that Covid is not dangerous to 99% of us and for the rest is very much treatable, unless you have multiple co-morbidities and are more than 80 years old.
They have implemented a police state… not to fight Covid but to control us.
Why does North Korea come to mind?! There are many comparisons. We are permitted to go work provided we wear the mask. We can not go to our local pub. We have curfews that start as early as 8pm. We are sometimes ”allowed” to go to the park…or visit our family, provided we keep a window open so that the neighbours can count how many of us are together.
We now understand what it feels like to live under Kim Jong-um.
Are we men or are we mice?
Soon, very soon, they are not even going to pretend that they have to periodically re-new the state of emergency (which permits the suspension of the constitution), they are simply going to make it permanent. (And their ABSOLUTE authority over every aspect of our lives.)
Everything that will not be absolutely necessary will be absolutely prohibited! (Orwell)
I say that it is time to reflect upon the causes and the lessons of the French Revolution and to (perhaps) consider bringing back the guillotine…Covid will eventually run its natural course, BUT, there will never be an end to political madness and wreckless opportunism UNLESS we stop it dead in its tracks.
We need to hold government accountable! Today.