Don't forget what they did to you
Because they'll do it again.
In the last month, most European countries have either completely lifted their covid measures or reduced them considerably. For the past two years covid hysteria was the only thing the media talked about. They now seem to have moved on to ‘the next thing’ and most people are starting to feel that their life is ‘back to normal’ again. But are we really in the clear?
Sure, it’s a great feeling to be able to go to a restaurant again and not be treated like a second-class citizen. And sure, it’s wonderful to not see scared and paranoid eyes peeking out above blue masks everywhere anymore. But the fact of the matter is that in both the legal and the social sense, the foundation for the insane regime that has controlled our lives these past two years is far from gone.
Let’s start with the legal aspect of all of this. It’s incredibly important to note that in most countries in Europe the restrictions and mandates aren’t actually really gone. They’ve been what we call ‘suspended’. The legal foundation - often being emergency laws and powers - are still very much in force and at the disposal of our respective governments, but they’re just not being used at the current moment. The obvious problem with that is of course that our governments can reintroduce restrictions and measure whenever they see fit. And not only can they reintroduce measures, they can also introduce new measures, in case another ‘emergency’ occurs.
Not only that, while national covid restrictions were dropping the European Council officially extended the ‘European Digital Covid Certificate’ (the digital vaxx pass needed for travel within the EU) till the summer of 2023. Why would they do that if covid is over now? Well, the European Digital Identity project that I’ve often talked about before as the ‘bigger plan’ behind all of this, is still very much being executed as we speak.
For those of you who don’t know, The European Union plans to introduce a digital wallet that contains your medical records, bio-identification, soon possibly your Central Bank Digital Currencies; and basically anything else there is to know about you. In short: It’s a centralized tracking app that you’ll use to log into platforms online, but also in real life.
Of course, in typical ‘upside down world’ fashion, the head of the European Commission, Mrs. Von der Leyen, is presenting this Digital ID as a way to ‘protect’ and take ‘control back’ over our own data. But as we’re used to from our leaders: reality is the opposite of what they’re selling to you. With this digital wallet The European Union, the government, the police, big capital, big tech or whoever has access to your information, will know exactly who you are, where you are, who you are with and what you spend your money on. And therefore have the potential to attach consequences to your behavior and shut certain options off for you. Again, this is nothing short of the beginning phases of a social credit system.
And it’s all happening very fast.
By orders of the European Commission, all European Member States have to present their plans on how they will introduce this digital – possibly already starting in October of this year. My country, The Netherlands, is a ‘tester case’ for all of this, so I wouldn’t be surprised if after the summer it’ll already be introduced here.
After all, why wouldn’t they do it? If there is one thing we can take away from the past two years, it’s that people have been shown to be incredibly willing to give up their freedom in name of the ‘greater good’ and/or ‘convenience’.
And that’s where the social aspect of this tyranny comes in. Just like we may never forget that the government isn’t our friend; we shouldn’t forget either that most people, most of our fellow citizens aren’t our friends either. These past two years we’ve seen how most people blindly follow what the government asks of them - not limited by any moral compass. In Holland for example, more than 90% of the population got vaccinated and a majority of them thought it was absolutely justified that the unvaccinated were stripped of their most fundamental human rights.
At best, the unvaccinated were told that we were ‘being difficult’ and that we should just ‘bear the consequences of our own choice to not be vaccinated’. But more often, we were told that we were irresponsible, non-citizens who ‘weren’t part of society anymore’ and shouldn’t be able to receive healthcare. Indeed, we were basically murderers who deserved to be punished.
That’s what we were told by our leaders, that’s what we were told by the media and that’s what many of us were even told by our own friends and family.
We shouldn’t forget that. We shouldn’t forget what they did to us. Because the truth is: the world is a dangerous place filled with people who do evil things and/or don’t do anything to stop it. There is no such thing as a Fukuyamaian ‘end of history’ and civilization and liberal democracy are nothing but a thin veneer. And as long as we continue to have the memory span of a goldfish, we’ll be treated like one: aimlessly swimming around in a tiny bowl, merely existing and consuming, completely dependent on the big hand that feeds us.
And at risk of sounding cynical: with inflation rising to 12% and the prices of bread and meat going up by 30%, I wouldn’t be so sure of that hand coming to feed you either.