COVID Policies Are No Longer About Health, Only Punishment – Opinion

COVID-19 may be a novel virus, but it is proving itself a virus nonetheless by doing what viruses are wont to do — surviving. And in order to survive, a virus can’t afford to keep killing its hosts. It adapts. As it becomes more transmissible, its ferocity decreases. Mankind’s curious nature has produced many a vaccine to help halt a viral event. I think of smallpox. The COVID vaccine hasn’t produced that success yet, although as this particular vaccine technology advances, it will surely get there in the future. It has been an enormous blessing to see this virus rapidly evolve into something no more severe than the seasonal flu or common cold. Although many are still getting sick, there is no shortage of those who have been affected by the pandemic. It is a good thing to be thankful.

While countries such as the United Kingdom or Denmark have begun to lift all restrictions, Canada and the U.S. are increasing their authoritarianism. The Omicron variant has moved a lot of people out of the “state of emergency” camp.– even many Branch COVIDians — and into the “Let’s just get on with it” camp. Despite this, absurd COVID sentences continue to be handed across North America.

And that’s what it really is at this point…punishment. For as much as the Grand Priests of Science™ in our governments keep invoking “the data,” they seem incapable of admitting that the data is pushing us all towards just getting the hell on with life. They gave promises. They promised to eradicate COVID. They could do anything that the Big Bad Orange Man couldn’t. They’d save us all.

Of course, they failed. Their plans were always doomed to fail, because you can’t hide from a virus and you can’t make hundreds of millions of people do the exact same thing at the exact same time for the exact same period. You couldn’t even get all those people to take a breath at the same time, let alone cease all movement and activity for It takes two weeks fifteen days 30 daysTwo years were needed to slow down the spread. It was never possible, but they convinced themselves and their fearful constituents that it was; perhaps for power alone, but perhaps in the hopes that if they could actually pull it off, they’d never lose another election again.

So when it didn’t work, they couldn’t blame themselves. You can’t run on failure. So they have to blame you…and me…and all of us who wouldn’t get with the plan from the beginning. Those of you who followed the plan completed your 30 days and demanded that your rights to continue with your lives be respected. The rest of you, who have stayed in this mess for over two years, realize that it’s futile to allow the madness to continue indefinitely. The governments of the world have given us an ultimatum. You are against them if you don’t agree with them.

You’re guilty for not being a good little robot and the guilty must be punished.

That’s how we get stories like this one, where a New York father was forced to confront the principal of his daughter’s school. Because she was refusing to wear a mask, the principal made her wait in an isolated area. While the mandate for state masks had been struck down, the principal pretends confusion, and states that until he confirms human rights are being restored to his students, it will be denied them their human rights.

Notice that he’s not helpful, or empathetic. He’s angry. This is a man who likes his masks (just like the union tells him to) and thinks people who don’t like masks are guilty of murder. He’s meting out a punishment, not a safety measure.

Then there is the story of a Los Angeles student who is unvaccinated for COVID for religious reasons and was subjected to being “cordoned off” from other students with other unvaccinated teenagers in the name of COVID safety. The school called police when she tried to rejoin the group of students after her complaint.

Again, there’s no empathy here. There is only punishment. LAUSD’s and their corresponding teacher’s union have the same stance on COVID protocols – zero COVID or bust. All guilty should be held accountable.

The Canadian government banned unvaxxed COVIDs from almost every part of Canada’s free society. The government recently stated that it would require the COVID-unvaxxed be accompanied by government health officials when they travel for critical activities, such as shopping at grocery stores or visiting a doctor.

Our northern neighbors, despite being a trade-dependent nation – have blocked COVID-unvaxxed truck drivers from crossing the border, greatly reducing the availability of goods and fresh produce to a nation already stretched thin by a supply chain crisis. Last weekend, tens of thousands of Canadians descended upon their nation’s capital to protest those transportation bans and continuing mandates and curfews. Canadian media described the protesters as “Baby Hitlers”, using every means to portray taxpaying citizens of Canada as traitors, white supremacists, and possibly Trump voters. Their government can’t arrest them all. At the moment, they can’t arrest them all. They will, however.

California Governor Newsom still holds firm to the one-state school vaccination mandate. However, he did allow for a great deal of flexibility in regard to exemptions for personal and religious beliefs. After the passage of the bill, which closes loopholes in exemptions, and forces vaccinations on every student who is eligible for them, Newsom introduced another bill. More than 70% of the state are vaccinated. In some places, their rates exceed 90%. Why get any harsher? When you realize it’s a punishment and not a safety measure, it all becomes clearer. You get what you deserve for pretending that the decision was yours. Maybe you’ll finally learn your lesson give up your rights altogether next time.

FDA has stopped approving monoclonal therapies, forcing Florida’s withdrawal of a successful COVID therapeutic option. Why? It was supported by science and data. It worked for those who were able to afford it. There is only one answer: Florida was in direct rebellion to the Empire since the very beginning and has come out of it looking much better. This kind of rebellion must be punished. Joe Biden doesn’t have a giant Death Star to point at Florida, but he does have the FDA.

It goes on. Every day seems to bring us another bizarre story of someone getting arrested for wearing a mask, or for failing to get COVID vaccine. This is even while Gavin Newsom and other football-loving fans party naked.

No logic is being used here. It is clear that this kind of applied tyranny has no rationale.

They don’t like you. They don’t like us. They hate that we won’t do what we’re told when we’re told to do it. They sigh. It causes them to rage and, when they are angry, it punishes.

 

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