In the name of protecting us, states are stripping us of our basic freedoms:
Just about everything in life has a fair amount of risk involved. Driving a car can be risky. Eating certain foods can be risky. Climbing a ladder can be risky. Living in a world with various viruses can be risky. Taking a vaccine against such viruses can be risky.
So we always have to weigh up the pros and cons of what we do. When it comes to the corona virus, it is the same thing. Do we keep everything shut down to protect us from the virus, or do we allow a fair degree of freedom and let people decide for themselves how they best can protect themselves?
Regardless of what one thinks about both the virus and the vaccines, one has to note, once again, the obvious duplicity here: The same folks who screamed that we must put everyone in lockdown if it saves just one life, now seem silent about vaccine deaths, and are not demanding the same thing: ‘We must stop the vaxx rollout – if it saves just one life!’
Hmm, it seems only certain deaths matter to these folks. They are happy to take away our basic freedoms and human rights in the name of keeping us safe from a virus, but they will attack anyone who asks legitimate questions about the safety and efficacy of the Rona vaccines.
The hypocrisy continues. In Australia, like elsewhere, we are sadly seeing some folks dying after getting the vaccine. See here for example: https://www.9news.com.au/national/covid19-vaccine-death-vaccination-nsw-woman-dies-tga-coronavirus/b412e003-8f8b-454e-80e8-f90c761f1463
But notice how this is being discussed. It is said that most of these folks already had underlying conditions. That may well be the case, but that was exactly the case as well with all those who were said to have died of the Rona: most of them seemed to have various comorbidities as well. In the former, this was being used as an excuse – in the latter, this is ignored, overlooked, or played down. Double standards much?
But these folks are at least consistent in one area. Just as they are happy to have our liberties stripped away from us – all for our own good of course – so too they are happy to take our freedoms away when it comes to making choices about the vaccines. They not only demand that we all get the jab, but they are also demanding such things as a vaccine passport.
I have written several pieces recently outlining why we must be very concerned about these calls. See here: https://billmuehlenberg.com/2021/04/07/on-vaccine-passports/
I am not alone in this. Others are also quite worried about these matters. For example, here in Australia Craig Kelly has been leading the charge on this. As one new report says:
Independent federal MP Craig Kelly will introduce a bill to ban so-called vaccine passports in Australia because he believes they will intrude on people’s freedom. The MP for Hughes in south Sydney, who resigned from the Liberal Party in February after promoting unproven treatments for Covid-19, wants to stop pubs, restaurants and footy stadiums from requiring proof of vaccination from customers.
His bill will be inspired by similar laws passed recently in several US states including Texas and Florida. Explaining why he wants to stop vaccine passports from being introduced, Mr Kelly told Daily Mail Australia: ‘I just think it’s a gross intrusion of people’s freedoms in a free, democratic country. ‘You shouldn’t have a set of papers to jump on public transport, or go to the pub or a restaurant, or turn up at the footy or a concert.
‘I would think that’s completely contrary to the freedoms that we enjoy in our country.’ He added: ‘We don’t have vaccine passports for much more serious diseases so why would you bring a domestic vaccine passport in for Covid?’ New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian has said she is open to allowing private companies such as pubs and restaurants to require proof of vaccination from customers in a bid to encourage residents to get the jab.
Mr Kelly said using vaccine passports to improve jab take-up amounted to ‘using coercion and force’ to hasten the vaccine rollout. ‘I don’t think that’s a very good way. If the vaccine rollout is the best thing since sliced bread it shouldn’t need coercion and force and if you need coercion and force, I think there’s a fundamental problem,’ he said.
Mr Kelly admitted that a federal bill may not have the power to override state governments – but he said it would likely be able to prevent vaccine passports from blocking inter-state trade and commerce. The MP said his ban would only apply to domestic vaccine passports and would not relate to overseas travel.
‘As Australians when we travel overseas we have to comply with the law of the overseas country and when foreigners come into Australia we’re right to think about the risks of them bringing the disease in. So they’re completely different arguments,’ he said. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9460729/MP-Craig-Kelly-fight-BAN-Covid-19-vaccine-passports-Australia.html
And others from overseas have been sounding the alarm as well. One is Mat Staver of the US-based Liberty Counsel. He has spoken much about these concerns of late. Sadly, for some reason I cannot access their website, so I will simply quote from some of their emails which have come through over the past week. As was said in an April 13 email:
Now dark forces are pushing the greatest crackdown on freedom yet — it comes straight from Communist China under the guise of a “vaccine passport” to restrict travel and entry to businesses and events based on the government’s directives. Will America bow to Big Tech and an app that will track where you buy groceries, dine, shop, work, attend school, attend a political rally or even go to church? A few states are now pushing back, but we need more pushback!
Long before COVID-19, Bill Gates was already preparing. He did a TED Talk on epidemics in 2015. It was telling that the very first thing he prioritized was not medicine or hospital supplies. No, the first thing Bill Gates was pushing for in an epidemic was “surveillance & data.” And he was pushing hard to have electronic medical records so that private medical records could be shared instantly with millions of others.
Gates went on to call it a “global failure” to not have these things in place, but we were not to worry because he “can build a really good response system.” Gates and others had been planning for years to take advantage of the fear created by a rampant disease. Less than two months into COVID, when most people were hoping it would soon be over, major tech groups were positioning massive technological changes, constant surveillance and social control.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology published the following in its Technology Review: “This new social order will seem unthinkable to most people in so-called free countries. But any change can quickly become normal if people accept it” (emphasis added). MIT, Bill Gates and many globalists want you to just “accept it” without question or pause.
The MIT authors continued: “The new normal will be that we are used to the idea that in some cases being able to move around freely is dependent on us being able to show that we’re healthy.” He added, “There will be a greater acceptance, I think, of that kind of public health monitoring.”
His April 14 message begins:
Kansas City, Missouri, was among the first U.S. cities to attempt mass surveillance of its citizens under the guise of slowing the COVID pandemic. In May 2020, the city demanded that churches hand over on demand the names, addresses and contact information of every attendee. Liberty Counsel was able to stop Kansas City’s overt bid for government control. But the Biden administration has a plan to federalize mass surveillance and vaccination of citizens via their cell phones.
Eleven months ago, Liberty Counsel warned that lawless government officials would use COVID as an excuse to implement government control. Every citizen’s movement would be tracked, every contact with friends, family and the general public traced. We warned that, like a bad science fiction movie, it would be used to control your movements and lock you in your own home. Sadly, this scenario is not science fiction. It is happening around the world. And now the Biden administration intends to bring it to the United States of America. On March 2, 2021, the Biden administration presented a PowerPoint to agencies to roll out the vaccine passports.
Last year, the Chinese government ordered all citizens to download an app to their cell phones. The app ostensibly stops the spread of COVID by regulating where people can go. The color green gives a person access to all areas of society. Yellow allows individuals to leave their home but limits travel or attendance at public venues. Red means the person MUST stay home—or else.
As the weeks wore on, China added more qualifications and conditions to its COVID app, including vaccination status. But even more disturbing is what else China is now tracking. Now the Chinese COVID app collects and tracks contacts, individual movements and everything that happens on their phones—and it even harvests data on frequent associates and regular contacts. To get an idea of just how invasive the China COVID app is, consider this: If a Chinese citizen is in debt, his or her phone will broadcast that fact to all other phones in the vicinity every time that person goes out in public.
And when the Chinese government doesn’t want a person to move around, they simply switch that person’s app color to red. That citizen is then no longer allowed to enter any public place, as the mobile app is checked at the door of every store, building or restaurant. Red restricts citizens to their homes, whether they have COVID or not. What ostensibly began to control the spread of COVID is now being used to suppress the people. And Biden wants to bring this liberty-killing travesty here!
And in today’s email we read in part:
I warned you a year ago that Bill Gates and other radical leaders were pushing to close the borders to any country “till we get to that full vaccination” level. Even if people in that country have “very good concerns” against vaccinating, he wants to pressure government leaders to implement mandatory vaccines. “Different countries are set to be graded green, amber or red according to their vaccinations, infection rates, the prevalence of variants of concern and their genomic sequencing capacity,” The Sun reported last week.
Gates admits he is willing to have severe adverse reactions (which includes death) in hundreds of thousands of people to ensure everyone on the planet is vaccinated. He says governments must force everyone in their jurisdictions to do so. This is being done through a mandatory vaccine passport and associated tracing and tracking.
Remember that Bill Gates’ late father was a eugenicist and president of Planned Parenthood. The younger Gates, also a eugenicist, wants to force everyone to be vaccinated with multiple shots—and not just for COVID. We have warned about tracing, tracking and health passports for a year. The goal of these programs is shocking.
COVID trackers are trained to quarantine healthy people even if a person is just near someone who might have been exposed. These trackers have even demanded a live video tour inside the targeted person’s home. They are trained to call social services to remove pets and children if the person doesn’t have an isolated space in the home. None of this is voluntary!
Even if only some of this is true, it is scary as all get out. We DO know just how bad things are right now in Communist China with its social credit system. When so many Western governments – happily in bed with Big Tech and others – head down this same path, we are witnessing live and in person the death of freedom and democracy.
Time to wake up folks.