Writing letters to the editor is important, to contest medical tyranny.
This one was accepted by the National Post:
Mr. Higgins wrote: “I think vaccine passports are a defensible infringement on the rights of a minority in the interest of the greatest good for the greatest number of people.”
Reply: The utilitarian argument that a minority should be sacrificed for the majority is nothing new in history. It also underlies witch-burning; at that time it was believed the community was safer if demon-possessed people were killed.
Scapegoating a minority is the common thread between past atrocities and the misuse of medical authority today. This would not be the first time the state has portrayed healthy people as potentially diseased, for political purposes.
One meaning of “scientism” is “the improper usage of science or scientific claims.” Liberals and state-supported media are choosing to lend inordinate authority to one medical view, while ignoring another, to advance a political agenda.
In my opinion, this agenda is not really about protecting public health: its aim is to seize political power by dividing society against itself through fear. Trudeau’s aim seems to be to make Canada more like the Chinese dictatorship he admires.
Media and state actors have created mass hysteria over a disease with a 94 to 99.9% recovery rate (depending on age group). The sick should be treated, not the healthy. Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, head of the WHO’s emerging diseases and zoonosis unit, said that asymptomatic transmission is “rare.”
Statistics Canada study showed 4x the number of people under 65 died from lockdown-related causes as from Covid-19. Is it morally responsible to argue for a social policy that we know will drive people to despair and suicide? Like lockdowns, vaccine passports will have an unacceptably high cost.
Like other Western nations, Canada was founded on Enlightenment principles that protect individual liberties against the state. Canadians fought and died in wars to defend these freedoms. Are we really willing to dispense with them that easily?