A hastily translated report from the centre of the storm.
My father is visiting my family this week on the farm we fled to from NYC to escape COVID tyranny from our blue tyrant governor (previous and current one) and even bluer tyrant mayor.
He is a devout believer in the vaccines. Lined up the night before, like kids getting concert tickets. Goes on and on about how they're the magical solution to everything. If we get 100% vaccination, COVID vanishes tomorrow. I love him. I largely don't argue, because he doesn't harass me to get the shots.
He got his first booster right before driving here. Then went to the hospital about a day after arriving where he was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. It's apparently moving slowly enough (?) that they allowed him to sign himself out AMA to get it looked at at home after his visit.
The day after he came home, he reported to me a TV "news" interview where "people on the street" who refused the vaccine were being asked why, and allegedly, a person said, "because I'm a Republican and Republicans don't get vaccinated." I expressed strong disbelief that this person was real and that this statement was unscripted. Dad said that regardless, it made him furious and angry at refuseniks beyond return, and wanted this guy to be punished. "He's walking around killing untold hundreds of people."
How, I asked? Should they jail him? Beat him? Take his home, etc.?
No, he said. He should be given COVID so he can "face the consequences of his choices."
I asked, if the desired punishment is to GIVE him COVID, then it means this unvaccinated person who doesn't currently have COVID is still somehow walking around "killing untold hundreds"? How does that work exactly, dad? Who is he a threat to without actually having COVID?
No answer. But his wheezing is getting worse and he's spent about half his visit in bed. I can't force him to get emergency care, but I'm getting a creeping feeling that the booster is killing my dad and there's nothing I can do about it.
Here is my take on forced vaccinations.
As the government(s) must know about the adverse effects and excess mortality figures and in general the dangerosity of these products, imposing vaccination is equivalent to actively trying to injure and/or murder people.
In this case, I believe that a right of self-defense applies.
It is urgent that lawyers get their act together and flood the courts.
This is sadly another piece of evidence for my growing belief that there's not really such a thing as the moderate or centre left in politics. COVID isn't the first time I've seen this effect whereby apparently "normal" left-leaning people suddenly turn out to be closet authoritarian crazies. All they needed was a little push, encouragement from those around them or simply other more extremist people to start acting and they become all-in on the most shocking acts.
The problem is the left's general "society above the individual" worldview. Leftism comes in all forms but that's one of the great unifying themes throughout history. Because individuals are real, concrete things but society is a vague abstraction, this incorrect mental framework can easily lead to shocking evil, which then naturally blurs into shocking lies as the affected people struggle to rationalize to themselves why they are not, in fact, bad people but merely more caring, wiser and blessed with a longer term vision than other 'selfish' people.
Unfortunately this is difficult to fix, but I feel that in future those of us who aren't of this mindset but push back much more strongly against anything being justified by reference to "society". Almost every totalitarian evil in history has been justified by this, or the very closely related "greater good", a Roussean "general will" and so on. Because society doesn't really exist as a thing, it invariably ends up being used to mean the will of the state, and thus naturally leads to dictatorship.
"Their empathy towards people beyond their own milieu and belief system was practically zero."
This is something I've observed in the liberals around me and the media even prior to covid. It's always astounded me; now it's terrifying me.
As I sit here and read this, I am in tears. I feel so helpless. What in the hell is this world coming to??!! OMG.
I am afraid as it’s getting worse, not one bit better. Mass vaccination in the midst of such high infectious pressure with such a highly mutable virus has been a disaster, just as Geert Vanden Bossche has said it would be. We must support each other through these terrible times.
This is where it gets truly frightening. It starts with one, and will slowly trickle to other countries that are easy to control, and expand from there. It will come here unless we push back as hard as we can now.
"As for the vaccine-faithful, who are in the majority and fully empowered, and who have the political and the media apparatus behind them – they made up their minds long ago and can no longer be dissuaded by argument. They’ll never leave the unvaccinated alone; they’ll pursue them everywhere, to the last corner. They have erected mental defences to shield their doctrines from every doubt. They are especially convinced that all the irrefutable scientific arguments are on their side."
This is the scariest part. The bad guys have "hearts and minds." Nothing in this world will convince them this is wrong. It's not only embedded in the most primitive parts of their brains, they have been injected, and cannot be un-injected. It's brilliant.
I feel done with the reasons why this vaccine is neither safe nor effective. I've heard it all, I understand it all, I am convinced. The subject of this substack article is where we need to be focused next. When the country's Chief Executive tells the people of an advanced society (the U.S.) to ignore a high court's ruling banning mandates, we have lawlessness, i.e. authoritarianism. It may look like we get a few wins here and there, but they are in it for the long haul. They have all the money, they have control of all communication.
So what do we do?
The nonvaxxed are the new Jews. We are living in the 1930s again.
Latest data out of UK is crystal clear: the vaccinated now have higher Covid infection rates than the unvaccinated. And, as Alex Berenson pointed out yesterday, the Swedish study covering millions of people show that the vaccine leads to negative efficacy. With these things in mind, there is no other way to frame the tyranny being visited upon the people of Austria & Germany as anything other than demonic sociopaths attempting to kill you. They have attempted to hide behind lies, cons & manipulations since the entire scam was unveiled, but there is no place left for them to hide. The only way to avoid what is coming their way is to eliminate the control group. There really is only one response when sociopaths have publicly announced that their intent is to injure, maim & kill your yourself & your family. Will pray that the free people of these countries understand that their lives are on the line and do whatever it takes to defend it.
I spent a bunch of time in Austria this summer. I am truly at a loss for words as to how they can do this, and think that it will end well. It won't end with the unvaccinated, since the shots don't actually end the pandemic. So then it will be boosters, shots 3, 4, 5, 6, god knows what.
People need to understand something, and clearly - if you ask any public health official, anywhere on earth, "how does this end", they will present a set of parameters which they know are impossible to achieve - hence, "Never"
I actually don't see how this end without serious unrest and public disobedience and defiance
While not as pronounced, one can see the same rabid intensity from the pro-mandate, pro-corporatist mob here in the states. Perhaps I risk being hyperbolic but I fear a legitimately logical conclusion to this mass psychosis event is genocide.
I think multiculturalism will make things tricky in Germany and Austria. Minority groups in the Uk, NZ and the USA for example have low vaccine uptake numbers.; eg African Americans have vax rates that are impressively low ie -30%. They are described as generally mistrustful of government. If that bears out here…It would not be a good look for the German state to be seen excluding Turkish-Germans from society. Same goes for Austria. The game being played by Germany and Austria is a losing game, albeit ugly.
Excellent article, again! There really isn't much to say in response to what is happening in Europe, other than never underestimate the power of many small minds working together! Clearly, those that refused the vaccines outright, or on a wait-and-see basis, have been vindicated. Faked Pfizer vax trial data (BMJ), lack of effectiveness, safety, endless boosters and now the outright strong-arm tactics serve to cement their resolve against EVER getting this shot. As a result of this nonsense, all of the conspiracy theories as to what the real purpose of the shot is have to come to the forefront. Unfortunately, we will soon see what result, intended or inadvertent, of these shots are on the long-term health of the population. I do wonder about the 10+M job openings in the US...are these positions that are simply undesired or is there a lack of able-bodied people available to fill them?
Time to dust off all the mothballed Hitler statues and portraits and place them in and around all public places.
This is an absolutely terrifying account.
I'm almost sure that in the upcoming weeks many other European countries will follow this dystopian mandates implemented in Austria. This is nuts! And they won't stop.