On Easter Monday, the man we think is in charge of the country will announce his plans for ‘covid passports’. Yes, this is the same man who very clearly stated, mere weeks ago, that his government would never countenance the idea of covid passports. Multiple government ministers made the same statement. They all lied. The contracts to produce the passports were already in place.
We shouldn’t really be surprised at this. This is, after all, the government who wanted us to stay locked down for three weeks to flatten the curve and protect the NHS. The same NHS which is now little more than an experimental-vaccine delivery service. This is the government who told us their emergency covid laws would only be for six months. Anyone still believing a word they say is, frankly, nuts.
Boris’s announcement is already pointless. It has, as is the normal procedure with government now, already been leaked in full. His threat to make everyone show a covid passport to enter a pub has been ‘abandoned’ and there is much relief. Cries of ‘we beat that one’.
No you haven’t. This is the same game they played when they threw all the smokers out of all pubs and clubs, starting in 2006. Don’t you remember? Look at the list of ‘exemptions’ –
Remember when the smoking ban came in? It was originally not going to apply to private clubs or to pubs that didn’t serve meals. They were to be allowed to choose whether to ban or allow smoking. Do you remember what (entirely predictably) happened?
The pubs that were facing a compulsory ban demanded a ‘level playing field’ so their smoking customers would not simply move to another venue. The government ‘caved in’ to this demand because it was what they were planning all along anyway. Incidentally, the smokers largely moved to ‘shed pubs’ in each others’ gardens, or to the kind of ‘smoky-drinky’ gatherings I was involved in – because nobody was allowed to have a smokers-only club that would exclude all nonsmokers for the sake of their imagined health.
So, expect to see cries from theatres and nightclubs of ‘not fair!’ and ‘level playing field’ and ‘why do we have a restricted customer base when pubs don’t?’ And then the government will ‘cave in to demand’ and do exactly what they had always planned to do. Then, just watch those green lines turn red one by one. Restaurants and hotels next, then I think trains. Not that many people can afford to travel by train these days. We once looked at the cost of taking the train from Aberdeen to Wales, and it was cheaper to book a week’s holiday in Greece.
If Boris gets so much as a fingernail-hold on this vaccine passport it will expand rapidly and it will not end. What’s that? He said it was only for a year? Well, of course it is. Then you have to renew it by getting another vaccine. A year later you have to renew it again. Soon there will be an ‘administrative charge’ and then VAT on top. You want freedom? No problem, we can sell you a licence to be free. It lasts a whole year, then we can sell you a new one. You just have to roll up your sleeve.
It’s not a ‘covid passport’. It’s a ‘vaccine passport’ now. Who believes it will only apply to Covid once it’s in place? Flu will be immediately added (incidentally, I’m pleased I didn’t accept a flu vaccine this year, since flu has apparently been eradicated). More will follow. There will be a whole mass of experimental ones that, like the current Covid vaccines, only have emergency approval. They cannot be used if the emergency ends. Therefore the emergency can never be allowed to end.
The vaccine makers are loving this. No need for expensive trials, they simply get emergency approval and the rollout is the trial. You have to accept it if you want a normal life, and don’t worry if it kills a few, there are still plenty of customers left. Oh, and ignore those doctors who say there are cheap and effective treatments available, we’re just going to fire them all. Who needs doctors anyway, when you can be vaccinated against anything now. One more thing… you can’t sue the vaccine makers. They are above the law now.
Yeah, I know, it’s too far-fetched to be true. Like the machine-gun-carrying drones, the medichip and the brain chip I wrote into Panoptica. I didn’t expect those to appear in real life quite so fast. Way too far-fetched. A few months back, so were vaccine passports. A few months before that, lockdowns were sure to end soon. In March 2020, it was just three weeks to flatten the curve. What do you think you’ll be accepting as ‘normal’ a year from now? Internment camps for the unvaccinated? Hell, there are many who would accept that right now.
The vaccinated believe that the unvaccinated are a danger to them. Which can only mean that the vaccines actually increase your risk of infection. No other vaccine has been stuck with this kind of propaganda, and in normal times, at least a few of these people would have questioned this. These are not normal times. People have been scared into believing that anyone unvaccinated is infected. Despite the WHO proving, in a massive trial, that asymptomatic spread simply isn’t a thing. Yet the UK government keep up this ‘one in three people are asymptomatic spreaders’.
And… the vaccines don’t stop you catching or spreading it, they just reduce symptoms. So if there is now any asymptomatic spread it’s in the vaccinated, not the unvaccinated. There is a much bigger problem with a vaccine that reduces symptoms but doesn’t stop spread, but I’ve already written that into a short story. It’ll be on the blog when the next anthology is published, in a week or so.
I find that if I put all these concerns for the future into short stories, nobody accuses me of being the New Icke. It’s just fiction, right 😉
What a pity it keeps coming true.