The real Long Covid is a political disease and we have yet to learn the extent of it
This was the plan all along. Covid was the warm up to see how far we could be pushed.
The friendly, helpful government bureaucrat mask has slipped off, exposing the authoritarians beneath.
The runaway process that turned post WW2 America into an interventionist state seems to be at play in the medical community. The same lack of concern for the outcome of the interventions as well. In other words: America's taxpayers were beholden to a clique that figured out a way to monetize ever greater imagined threats to America's security. That clique was called the military and spent trillions going around the globe killing millions of non Americans. Luckily, most other countries do not have a significant military, so this kind of contagion - a group tasked with defense against military threats spending 8 decades creating military threats that would justify its existence (and the necessary wars), was confined to America. The Medical community has just found out, empirically and worldwide, that they can run the same scam with disease. Hold on to your butts.
I think this is just another massive miscalculation. Getting the public to stay home over the bat flu is like a teenager going undercover into the girls locker room. He might might've gotten through the door and seen a whole new world he never could have imagined, but everyone knows about it and they're on the look out now. Its a one time gambit, not a new button to be pushed.
Eugyppius, good on you for diving deeper into this.
I'm just shaking my head.
"When an opportunity presents itself..."
Here's the extent of it: there is a global debt crisis. The 'great reset' is a solution that the cabal has come up with, i.e., protect their own wealth, power, control etc. while throwing the rest of us under the bus. They are not changing their own behaviour, only attempting to change ours. I don't think it'll work out well for them, history shows that but the pain level for most of the rest of us will only increase over the coming years.
I haven't read most of the post yet Eugyppius but your head line says it all: 'We (the cabal) can do what ever we want as long as we spread enough of the right kind of propaganda to make enough people fall in line'.
I mean, I cant blame them. It is mid 2023 and we still have sadistic masking requirements all over the so called "free" World. More importantly, the entirety of the egregious pandemic restrictions have been blown up and demonstrated to have had little actual value. Not saying it would have made them right, but it would have been a legitimate cost/benefit argument at least. And yet, nobody is in jail, nobody is fired, nobody is sued, hell no random vigilante has put anyone out of our misery even.
They won. And they are pressing their advantage.
The propaganda of 2-3 years ago can be described as "terrorism".
In other words: scarring the wits out of people to force them to do what you want.
This cannot be confused with "messaging" or some form of conviction through debate, but fear-mongering coupled with censorship and oppression.
If you need to resort to these kind of measures to obtain compliance, then there must be something wrong with the message. But I doubt the "experts" can ever admit this.
I am daily sickened with each Substack article i read. I don't know whether to thank you or cry. Both, I guess.
Confirming our worst fears.
"they will spend the coming years exploring the limits."
Yes they will. But correspondingly, we will spend the coming years fighting them. Many, many people have woken up or are waking up, and next time we will be more organised, more sceptical and more virulent in our rejection of their tactics. I know I will.
"and it was forbidden to heat private swimming pools" As an American, I'm like how dare you tell me what I can do with my private property! And then this one - "...political measures to carefully restrict the behaviour of citizens are possible if the threat is correspondingly great and the importance of the protected good" They forgot to put the word "perceived" in front of the the word "threat".
These mother fuckers have no idea.
Get the militia's together now.
From the report: "...the two crises show that political measures to carefully restrict the behaviour of citizens are possible if the threat is correspondingly great and the importance of the protected good – in these examples, health and energy – is recognised."
Right. As H.L. Mencken wrote a century ago already, "The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."
Y'all need more rope.
My first thought is something along the lines of, “they’re smoking their own weed.”
Yes, the Govt can force people to do a lot of things. And yes, the Govt can pretend that “the people” are ok with restrictions if they restrict free speech and penalize dissent. But in reality, many people did not agree and behaved accordingly. They can force all opposition to their insanity underground for awhile. But it won’t stay there.