They’re not calling it a “vaccine passport,” but that’s what it is. Actually, it’s more along the lines of Communist China’s “social credit system,” in which they use your cell phone to take note of everything you say and do. Say the wrong thing, and you won’t be allowed to ride the bus.
I don’t have a cell phone. There must be people in Britain who don’t. Would that mean I can’t buy a drink until I get one, and do whatever you do with an “app,” whatever that is, to allow the government to keep tabs on you?
Words almost fail me. Honk if you think this is a horrendous violation of personal space and liberty.
On the griddle would be anyone who “directly or indirectly promotes, encourages, or permits hate speech.” The New York Senate has passed this monstrosity for three years in a row, but it has yet to get past the Assembly. Meanwhile the U.S. Supreme Court has already ruled similar capers unconstitutional.
Two little quibbles:
As usual, “hate speech” is not defined… so it could turn out to be virtually anything. The Senate has been concerned with anti-Israel speech spoken by pro-Palestinian groups. Uh-huh–but the wording of the proposed law can brand anything as hate speech. What will we be allowed to say? That can change from day to day, depending on who got up on the wrong side of the bed.
And then there’s that bit about “permitting” hate speech. If it’s not defined, who can avoid “permitting” it? Now we are all responsible for whatever anybody else says?
Is it just me, or is government at every level getting more and more oppressive?
My wife yesterday took a You.gov survey in which the questions persistently stapled together the Climate Change gotterdammerung and the COVID apocalypse, as if they were the same thing, or a package deal. I wish I could reproduce it for you, but the survey disappears as soon as you submit the answers, and it is not reproduced on the You.gov website.
Apparently King COVID is supposed to teach us to love and trust Big Brother, aka the all-devouring state. Otherwise we’re all gonna die. If de germ don’t get us, de climbit change will–only de guvvamint can save us, can you gimme hallelujah!
The questions were weird. Like, as a result of the COVID pandemic, what actions do you think the government should take to deal with Climate Change? Now that we’ve had COVID, what will you do to reduce your carbon footprint?
Oh, the Great Reset globalist varmints would love to link King COVID with Climate Change, nee Global Warming, which always sounds ridiculous with large portions of the country freezing their kiesters off! They really thought Climate Change would be the magic carpet upon which they would ride to total power over everyone–but they kept getting caught lying and cheating, and they could never seal the deal. But then along comes COVID, and this time we really honest-to-pete ARE gonna die, or at least untold millions of us, we really are gonna die unless we OBEY all the government’s mandates–! [Pause to hyperventilate]
So they’re telling us “America is closing in on half a million COVID deaths!” and no one, not a soul (if they have souls), among our Free & Independent Nooze Media Inc. ever calls ’em out on it! “Dr. Fauci, can you prove that 500,000 Americans have actually died of COVID, and not of a wide assortment of other serious causes, like heart disease–in which the COVID was just the last bit of poison icing on the cake? Can you prove that, sir?”
In a pig’s eye he can.
So You.gov joins the parade, marching behind King COVID with a little pooper-scooper–destination, world government. Try it, you’ll like it! Honest, we’ll give you your freedom back the moment you ask for it.
They skated over the fact that different things make different people happy. Things that make some people happy make others very sad. Like, a liberal is never so happy as when his country is losing a war.
So how are these Global Government willies going to make everybody happy?
Wear your face masks indoors and outdoors, you silly little proles. And better than a family get-together would be a virtual gathering. And by all means “Avoid shouting, cheering loudly”–is there even such a thing as cheering softly?–“or singing.” No singing allowed!
Sure sounds like fun, eh?
When are they going to pull down the Statue of Liberty?
See? This is one of those things we normal people should have put a stop to, years ago. But because we let all this wicked foolishness go unchallenged, we’re in the mess we’re in now–lorded over, lock, stock, and barrel, by the Far Left Crazy. Who stole our presidential election.
Yes! Activate the full panoply of government! A 9-year-old child has called brownies “brownies”! It’s a racial incident! Police! County prosecutor! State Division of Making Mountains Out of Molehills! Everybody’s gotta get into the act. Make sure the siren’s working!
We let stuff like this go by. We didn’t stop it. We didn’t toss out of office those addle-pated “officials” responsible for it. We’re normal people, we have lives to lead, families, jobs, etc. We don’t have time to try to kick out a county prosecutor. We don’t have time to see what kind of loonies run our school system and find out how we can get rid of them.
That’s why we woke up this morning with the enemy holding all the cards–and probably a derringer, too, aimed right at us.
They claim the National Health Service (aka socialized medicine) is “at the breaking point,” necessitating more draconian restrictions. One government minister says she’s “worried about some of the pictures I’ve seen of social interactions in the parks.”
Gasp! Social interactions?! Oh, no, not that! We’ve got to put a stop to that!
So they’re thinking of upping “spot fines”–when they see you, they fine you on the spot–from 200 pounds to 500 pounds.
Who wants to live like this? Well, okay, I do know that liberal politicians want to see other people being forced to live like this, if you can even call it living. Are they trying to drive their entire population barking mad?
The fines are on a sliding scale up to the equivalent of $8,675.
Social gatherings are “against the law.”
King Covid rules.
And this with a “Conservative” prime minister in office! What would a communist P.M. do? What could he do? “Lockdown” is a term that comes to us via the prison system. The whole island of Britain is turning into a penal colony.
Will this decade go down in history–if any history is still allowed–as the one in which the flame of freedom finally went out?