The Wendepunkt has come, and Germany finds itself near the crest of its Omicron wave. Almost 3.5% of the entire country is officially positive for SARS-2 right now. Unofficially, as many as 15% are probably infected. Hospitalisations and deaths, meanwhile, remain well below their peaks from 2021; Omicron is mild, as promised, and every day Corona fades further from the headlines. Journalists want to talk about other things all of a sudden — about Russia and Joe Biden, about Joseph Ratzinger, about the death of Götz Werner.
I can’t begin to tell you how much what you do means to so many of us. I have felt like a second-class citizen in my own country for nearly two years. I too spiraled into depression as I became more and more alienated from indoctrinated friends and colleagues. I’ve been vaccinated against my better judgement simply to continue to have an income of some sort. (I’ve suffered from side effects ever since.) But most importantly, I’ve seen my country descend into totalitarianism from the first moment this stupid virus ever supposedly reared its head. For this Canadian, you have been a breath of hope and truth. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I feel incredible admiration and gratitude for what you do.
I fully understand you. I felt very despairing just two weeks ago that anything would ever change here in Canada. Things kept progressively getting worse and worse, and there were no signs it would ever turn backward. Then the truckers showed up. Germany needs its own Freedom Convoy 2022. We are still not out of the woods but there are increasing signs of change.
You are welcome to come to Houston Texas. We haven't really paid any attention to the fake plague since March 2020. Wore a mask at Jury Duty once, and nothing else. There are many frightened little CNN viewers driving around alone with masks on. But for the 'fearless' we have been free most of the time. Yee Haw. Come on over! Lots of us German-folk running around.
“It is the bureaucrats in the back rooms, planning stable policies for the longer term, who might well destroy the world.”
💯 true. Dismantling bureaucracy is the key.
Your post caught my attention just as I was having a mini-meltdown today. Just so frustrated with the government(s) and FURIOUS with my huge family (there are 38 of us, including all my siblings and their spouses and teen-adult children). I am the only Ungeimpft, other than one nephew who is wide awake. My eldest sibling accused me of putting her life in danger and refuse to attend any holiday gatherings unless I was banned. So I was banned from two parties, invited to only one. Now there is a wedding invitation that states "Vaccinated Guests Only, please" They could have omitted the word "please" The young couple are clueless, overeducated self-righteous snobs. Sorry, maybe I need a nap. Thank you for continuing to write. You keep the rest of us sane! Warm wishes.
Thank you for sharing your own story which resonates greatly with me as it mirrors my own situation and likely many of your readers. Writing from a Canada where, despite a groundswell of support for ending all Covid restrictions by Canadians of every colour, creed and walk of life, the Truckers Convoy is billed as a racist, fascist, misogynistic and hateful insurrection by our government with the able assistance of the legacy media. If it were not for independent videographers who have spontaneously showed up to film and document the truth (much in the same fashion that you and others have taken it upon yourselves to research the data), history may have believed them.
I lost all my friend from university. I've got no regrets so far. I came to the conclusion I can't be friend with people thinking they are superior and smarter because they wear a N-95 mask to go to the grocery store or because they are constantly licking the boots of their favourite politician. I never thought a stupid respiratory virus that barely kills no one would divide people so much. I've recently came to the conclusion that the whole covid propaganda made some people mentally ill. They were obsessed in a non-healthy way and that destroyed the foundations of our societies. It's gonna time some time to repair the damages depending on the region, country ...
"This pandemic has changed everything in my life. It has made me a vastly more private and withdrawn person than I was before this started. It’s alienated me from friends and colleagues I used to respect." Same. It hasn't driven me out of my city, but I have missed a few concerts and bars due to my jab status. I've also found I prefer the more carefree attitude towards masks I've found in rural areas and the U.S. South than in my Democratic city.
We appreciate all the work you've done and continue to do, Eugyppius.
I know what you mean about changing as a person. I have changed so much in the past 24 months. Never has the notion of rights, freedoms, reason, logic, justice, seemed to trivial and quaint. The reality is we are mostly alone. Governments track our phones, can shut down our bank accounts, have a monopoly on violence, and can issue decrees and rules at whim. We are like ants.
The worst of it, is that for the most part, the people I know in EU are perfectly content to just carry on. Masks? Whatever. Passes? Sure. Movement restrictions? Whats the website. I had a much higher opinion of my fellow man.
I have been pressing my wife to take seriously the idea of moving away from the covid world. Even at home I dont get much traction.
I turned down an appearance at an event next week because they require proof of vaccination for attendees. I have taken 2 shots, but I abhor this concept so much that I told them to find someone else.
I'm so very sorry to read that you may be forced from your job. I'm sure that I speak for many in thanking you for your very important work in shining a light on the ineffectiveness and harmfulness of these vaccines. You have saved many. May God bless and guide you, eugyppius.
Its painful to see you lay open your wounds and show the suffering that you have endured through this. Mostly because it is like looking in the mirror. For me it's facing that there is a ripple of weariness and weakness under the surface, beneath this strong resolve, that threatens during times of reflection and introspection. But then I am reminded of the righteousness of this cause, the love of my fellow humans, and the need to protect our children and I find strength to continue. It has been a very long road, but there is light and hope. Thank you for your service and the encouragement and support that your substack has brought to so many.
An online friend of mine had this to say recently. Seems fitting here.
"Eventually, the great Covid scare will die down. Belatedly, some world govts are discovering that their ham-handed efforts did not improve anything. Numerous studies show the contrary, confirming what many of us said 18 months ago and were called all sorts of names for our trouble. Still, this is going to end. Then what?
I have learned some things about people I thought I knew that are disquieting. I have learned who would happily serve as prison guards to enforce the state's dictates. I have learned who would happily shut people out of society for the sake of a "vaccine" whose proponents regard as a religious symbol. Once you have seen the real measure of a person, once you have seen how they would harm friends and relatives AND do so happily, how do you ever see those people in the same light again?
You can't trust them. You can't even talk to them, not about anything more substantive than the day's weather. The idea of society going forward as in the before times is weapons-grade wishful thinking. It is impossible to once again respect or like people whose inner tyrant rose to the surface so easily, and that should make us all sad. The friendships forever lost, the family ties that are irreparably broken, the neighbors you can no longer countenance.
There is no particular joy in "I told you so" in watching the narrative fall apart. The same people and publications that ignored warnings of second-order effects from lockdowns and restrictions are suddenly reporting on the effects of lockdowns and restrictions, counting on their followers and readers to ignore their previous support of those tactics and others. And why wouldn't they? For two years, we've watched Pope Fauci repeatedly pass conjecture as irrefutable scientific fact, only to change his tune later yet be treated as an oracle in both cases.
The path forward is not likely to be pleasant. It's very likely to be ugly. And it's just as likely that the Covidians who so easily and blissfully wished harm on others will pretend they did nothing of the kind, or that they opposed the restrictions just as vocally as you did. But this is where the lesson of character comes into light: people like to say that tough times build character. Those people are wrong. Tough times REVEAL character and what many of have seen cannot be unseen."
Controlling Class vs. Free People
That’s the battlefield
As usual, your analysis identifies a nuance I had not considered. What you appear to be saying is that the "new normal" is the inevitable outcome, even for those who thought the whole thing was bullshit from the start. Intellectually, we know the containment policies are (and were) a fool's errand. Intellectually, we know that mass vaccination--particularly in a case where these mRNA treatments are the basis--is destined to fail. Intellectually, we know that the whole dumpster fire was never about data or facts, but politics. However, the fact that so many people we know--or thought we knew--have accepted the B.S., in some cases including attacking our intellects in the process, leaves scars that will not go away quickly, if at all. As such, the New Normal, albeit not quite the version psychotic POS Bill Gates envisioned, is here anyway! Basically, even though we knew the truth and were vindicated, we are still so screwed. As a personal example, my wife and I were "uninvited" from a annual gathering with close friends of ours, due to their "vaccinated only" policy. Do we just sweep that B.S. under the rug next year? (My wife can probably forgive. For me, it will be harder.) Anyway...
eugyppius, you have well earned any reward from your writing here. Blessings.