Politicians Are Offering A Trade, Safety For Freedom. But What Are We Really Trading Away?
It's the age old confidence trick, politicians and the elites offter a straight choice between security of freedom and all the risks it entails, then amplify those risks with scaremongering propaganda. In the case of the COVID crisis it has worked so far, with enough people accepting the need for masks, lockdowns and killer vaccines to make The Great Reset seem feasible - but time is running out and people are waking up ...
Anti lockdown protestors stage freedom rally (picture: screenshot from abc news )
The great pandemic hoax of 2020/21 has brought us face to face with the wisdom of Benjamin Franklyn, philosopher, scientist and one of the founding fathers of the United States Republic: Nearly 250 years ago Franklyn uttered one of his bon mots that has resonated in the minds of people who love freedom and democracy ever since, and is particularly relevant in our current situation when he said,"Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." So the two questions posed by that are; Do people understand what they would be giving away if they chose safety, and do they understand the illusory nature of what we are being offered, packaged as safety?
The main political argument of the twentieth century between a totalitarianism that promised lifelong protection (from the cradle to the grave as a UK Labour Party election slogan soon after World War 2 put it, and and open democracy which took the riskier path of liberty, a straight choice between socialist collectivism and individual liberty. The nastier kind of socialism that seized power throughout eastern Europe ought to have been laid to rest when communism collapsed and its Western acolytes surrendered their dream of the utopian corporate state in which everything is controlled from the top down. The side effect of east Europeans choosing liberty was that the brutalities and dehumanising oppression of communist regimes in The Soviet Union and Communist China were exposed.
Democratic socialism (or “social democracy” if you prefer its cuddlier title) attempted to combine the better points of both the socialist managerialism and free market capitalist systems into a workable consensus about how societies could incorporate economic security with individual self-determination and was to some extent successful, but the best efforts of liberal, socialist and compassionate conservative politicians were always undone by the uncontrollable impulses of bureaucrats to meddle in everything until, swaddled in regulatory legislation and hamstrung by high taxes, the industrial base that supported the huge welfare budgets of such states, collapsed.
How social democracy was implemented varied from country to country and from political ideology to ideology - but always ended with a bankrupt national economy. As UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher said, "The problem with socialists is they always run out of other people's money."
The Middle Way, often cited by politicians of both center left and center right parties as the route between big government and guarantees of what UK Labour Perty economist Gordon Brown used to call “social fairness” and the free market economics of the Thatcher / Reagan era in the 1980s never seemed to gel properly in the large economies although small population states with well educated labour pools, such as Sweden, Denmark and Norway all gave the outward appearance of having managed it better.
The great, symbolic moment when it seemed the winner and loser of the philosophical battle were declared was the fall of the the Berlin Wall. The spontaneous rejection throughout eastern Europe of the totalitarian corporate state and all that it had stood for and it must be said, abjectly failed to deliver, demonstrated that for all its high minded aims and good intentions, socialism was a fine ideology for books and essays but because of the way it trampled human nature underfoot, was always doomed to fail.
From that episode in Europe and the liberalisations forced on China and other far eastern communist governments by public pressure and the subsequent economic success of those nations, the lesson that for human beings to lead fulfilled lives, they must be free to make life choices that sometimes involve risk to themselves, and occasionally even to others, for which they may be held personally accountable. There is no doubt that the people of The Soviet bloc and of China, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and nations that have flirted with socialism and been persuaded by either a public backlash or by social and economic collapse such as Indonesia, Pakistan and Bangladesh, are fully aware of this truth, which is why they were determined to fight for freedom even when that fight involved very considerable danger of facing down the well armed and ruthless military forces of such nations.
It is this 20th century history that makes me confident the globalist power grab being carried out behind the smokescreen of the COVID pandemic, the psyop dubbed The Great Reset by its proponents, is doomed to fail.
Of course, in the present context, the notion of freedom versus risk being sold to us is immediate and absolute. Do we, those smooth talking salemen for authoritarianism ask, prefer to exist within the shelter of an all powerful state as the Wuhan Coronavirus charges like the Grim Reaper driving a high tech combine harvester, through the population. It is a startling image and one you may think reflects our situation if you believe the statistics spoon - fed to the gullible every day by print and broadcast news.
However if you do your own research and are willing to spend time unpicking and recrunching the numbers ( I have qualification in statistics and a 30 year career in Information Technology behind me which may give me an advantage,) a different picture emerges.
The TV news and radio bulletins and the printed front pages of mainstream media (MSM) have, every day since the outbreak of the Coronavirus variant known as COVID19, gleefully reported the daily deaths from the disease, using these shockingly high (but still lower than the kill rate of seasonal flu,) as the justification for the lockdown, that has brought the economies of the world’s most economically developed nations to a standstill and effectively placed entire populations under house arrest. And amazingly, given that people sitting at home twiddling their thumbs as they watched their jobs evaporate and their debts pile up, , have not resorted to widespread rioting and civil disobedience. Has it really been so easy to convince us that us that the only way to save the human race is by us all becoming snivelling cowards, living in abject fear of an alleged virus (nobody has actually proved it exists as yet, isolating and identifying a virus is extremely difficult according to medical researchers.)
If politicians, academics, media pundits and megalomaniacal, psychopathic Silicon Valley billionaires are to be believed, only the most lucrative (because of its being mandated globally,) vaccine ever devised can possibly save us, but in the meantime we can either remain under house arrest or download an app to our smartphones which will track our movements and by means of a bluetooth interaction with similar spyware devices will record everybody we are in contact with who is unfortunate enough to own a smartphone. Lucky you if you are one of those people who does not have a smartphone or like someone I know (and I’m naming no names here,) was bullied into buying one by his son and daughter but on finding it was nothing but a vehicle for enabling Google to invade his privacy, hurled it across the room soon after first switching it on (I think it is somewhere behind the bookshelves now.) This person has a burner now which does everything he needs a mobile phone to do and while it can pinpoint his location it does not track who he has been in close contact with.
The COVID – 19 daily deaths figures are the reason millions will undoubtedly download contact tracing (aka total State surveillance) apps. Presence of the app on their smartphones to will help qualify them for an immunity passport which they can produce when someone wearing a black uniform with lots of silver trimming, and very shiny calf length boots, deamands, “Show me your papers! Raus! Raus!"
In the post-COVID – 19 slave society, the immunity passport, showing not so much that you are disease free as that your movements are being tracked by technology, will be your permit to leave home.
But, joking aside, how reliable are the statistics? Have you not felt the least little bit suspicious when only hours after a new batch of even more stringent constraints on freedom of movement, association and speech have been announced, news breaks of a sudden surge in deaths. And did you notice that accompanying these increase in the daily death numbers came a subtle change in language, first from “died of Coronavirus,” to “died with coronavirus,” (i.e. was infected with COVID-19 at the time of death though it was not the cause or possibly not even a contributory factor,) and finally to “Coronavirus – related deaths,” (your guess as to what this means is as good as mine, suggested definitions include “did not have coronavirus but knew someone who did,” and “died of cancer because potentially life saving surgery was delayed due to the Coronavirus outbreak.”)
However, almost a year into this hoax pandemic the fact is that few of us fall ill with the virus, and of the small number who do develop serious symptoms, 99.6% make a full recovery. We should also remember that 99% of COVID - related deaths have occurred in people over the age of 70, with the average age at death of COVID victims (83) being higher than the average age at death across the whole population. My brother - in - law's death a few weeks ago was COVID - related, he died a few days after receiving his vaccination having complained of feeling ill hours after the shot. He was 89 and people of that age can die at any time, such is mortality.
The COVID statistics are nonsense, they simply do not stand up to analysis.But don’t just take my word for it that the Covid-19 data is a mess in various ways. Jamie Jenkins, the former Head of Health Analysis at the Office for National Statistics, has described the Covid-19 data, in the context of Britain, as a ‘travesty’ in various ways.
Additionally we know from history that the manipulation of statistics has been a key method employed by tyrannical regimes throughout recent history. In the Soviet Union for example, the Stalinist government constantly suppressed or delayed the publication of statistics that contradicted their narrative, frequently overstaing by vast amounts the food production data while blaming western capitalism for food shortages throughout the Soviet bloc. Data released to the public was only that which supported their narrative, and was often publishing was blatantly fraudulent
Liberty is no use to you if you are dead, is part of the sales pitch of those promoting "The Great Reset" and mass vaccination for the world with a vaccine developed in an indecent hurry, using a completely new technique that interferes with our DNA, and according to some experts, including the notorious Dr Fauci, chief scaremonger to the US government, will not stop people contracting the virus, or passing it on to others but might, just might, alleviate some symptoms should you be one of the few relatively healthy people who is made seriously ill by this virus. It is being said by the scaremongers that we should not have the right to put other people’s lives at risk by refusing the vaccine, failing to abide by lockdown regulations and refusing to wear a mask in public places. But while the fake science continues to recommend these failed measure, independent scientists, (i.e. those not paid by the Big Pharma cartel, or government propagandists,) have published peer - reviewed studies that show masks and social distancing do not work, while stories on the news agency feeds that are stuidiously avoided by mainstream print and broadcast media are carrying reports of a significant number of serious adverse reactions among the elderly and chronically ill who have been among the first to receive the Pfizer Bio - N Tech vaccine
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And we are not at war though many of the measures undemocratically and unconstitutionally imposed to combat the virus including shutting down so many of the most fundamental personal freedoms go further than most countries would ever have done in wartime.
Over 100 yrs ago H.L. Mencken, an American journalist summed up politics and politicians:
"“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with a series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. Another way of putting it, if you frighten a free and democratic public enough, they will give up their individual rights and even their country for safety and security. "
And another Mencken gem, entirely unconnected but relevant.
“The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it.
The elites have consistently ramped up the fear factor throughout the course of the pandemic, inflating death statistics, giving a totally false impression of the speed at which the virus spread by citing the rather vague "cases," rather than infections, a case being determined by a positive test from the PCR technique which is known to produce 80% false positives. Not that the PCR test is bad, it was simply not designed as a diagnostic tool for infections. However when the false positives conveniently provided by the not-fit-for-purpose PCR test were translated into cases and the rising numbers of "cases" (rather than hospitalisations or deaths,) was used to justify the second and third lockdowns, even the most docile of the sheeple began to wonder if something dodgy was going on.
Right on cue came the new COVID "variants", allegedly more infectious and more deadly than the plain vanilla version, but just as difficult to pin down with hard, scientific evidence. Don't tell me about mathematical models here, mathematical speculations are not evidence of anything. So the new variants have become the latest of H.L. Mencken's predicted series of hobgoblins and once again project fear is ramped up with dire warnings that we will all need new COvID vaccinations every year just as we all needed vaccinating againt each yearly variant of the winter 'flu. There is no mention of course, of the fact that take up of those enormously hyped 'flu vaccines was very poor and the overwhelming majority of us who chose to decline the shote survived quite happily without it. Freedom or the illusion of security?
For years now, the public consciousness has been bombarded by wave after wave of propaganda all aimed at instilling fear, COVID, Climate catastrophe, overpopulation, Ebola, Swine 'flu, Mad Cow Disease, AIDS, the exhaustion of oil reserves, The Russians / Chinese / Muslims are coming ... Unfortunately the failure of these threats to deliver the promised humanitarian crises, combined with a total lack of the kind of political leader who knows how capitalize on the popular need for inspirational leadership behind which whole nations can unite, a Churchill, De Gaulle, JFK, Bismarck, Wellington or even a Bonaparte, leaders capable of capturing the public mood and expressing it, has led to an erosion of trust in politics. Technocrats inspire nobody. Thus the world has become irreconcilably divided into what Jesus and Napoleon Bonaparte described as sheep and goats. Jesus described himself as a shepherd, his mission was with the sheep who need to be herded into the safety of the fold, Bonaparte said "sheep must be driven but goats are intelligent and can be led." If that is so, then it might help us to understand what is going on around us today. The attraction of freedom is that it offers self - determination and embedded in it is hope. As long as people can hop for a better they have an incentive to use their creative energies in their own interests and for the common good.
The longing for security, the natural condition of the sheep on the other hand, is based on fear: the belief that life beyond the herd is so inherently threatening that only an all-powerful institution (or authoritarian state government) can offer security and protection from the perceived threats. In that context it is easy to see how the Covid pandemic could present an opportunity for political leaders and senior bureaucrats to make use of the fear generated by the threat of a killer viris rampaging around the world destroying swathes of fearful little people, in order to persuade millions to meekly surrender the hard won civil rights and liberties their ancestors fought for.
Fear will always be a more potent driver of behaviour than hope, and to those perdisposed to fearfulness the security of a prison state is always preferable to the uncertainties of liberty. With enough regulation and authoritarian law enforcement, the state can deliver a reasonable degree of safety from almost any danger, and by ramping up the threat level in the face of dissent can suppress any contrary argument. Freedom, on the other hand, is a much more problematic thing to defend as it means such vastly different things to people.
Perhaps the most important thing we have learned from this deranging time in our history is that fear will always be one of the strongest divers of human behaviour, capable of prompting around half the population to abandon the principles that were assumed to be the foundation of liberal democracy. What governments and more significantly perhaps, those who advocate a global government, have learned from this crisis is how easily the public can be made to accept their closing down all social interaction, forcing shops and restaurants to pull down the shutters and in effect place us all under house arrest. And they now know they can do it again in response to future crises, either genuine or as lacking in real substance as the COVID pandemic.ALSO READ:
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