It’s a knot in your stomach, a visceral feeling, and a growing sadness in the face of a situation that’s growing worse every week. But it must be faced with Stoicism nonetheless.
It’s the feeling of looking into the eyes of someone who doesn’t see you. He or she sees only an object, someone they’ve been taught to hate and fear and revile. This is happening to millions of people worldwide right now.
You know there’s nothing you can say to change their mind. Their fear is too great. They don’t use reason. It’s entirely emotion-based. It’s a fear reinforced by the media, politicians, and everyone around them. They’re taught to hate.
The comparison with racial and religious segregation and violence is obvious and is frequently made, in numerous articles. I am here to say the comparison is correct.
Yesterday I suffered the kind of hatred and bigotry that was in the past was well known to minority groups against whom the whole society was prejudiced.
I was told I was in the wrong and “the community” was against me. I live in a rural area where people gossip and can point fingers, so I feel it more than if I lived anonymously in a big city. It’s the one real downside of rural living.
The image of a mob of angry townsfolk with torches and pitchforks and a noose appeared in my mind’s eye. Of course, it hasn’t come to that, but in some countries, the unvaccinated are being arrested and put in isolation prison: actual trailers with guards built for that purpose. Arresting someone wrongfully is a form of violence by the state.
Over the last year, they’ve been built in numerous countries, including Canada. Getting and keeping a job is increasingly difficult due to vax mandates.
Every day we hear a new horror story of workers losing their jobs — in the thousands. Their heroic stand on principle is now just another statistic, ridiculed by ugly people online who tell us the unvaxxed deserve their fate.
In Greece, pensioners are fined for not complying. Public institutions such as schools and churches and hospitals — and now even in some places in Canada, grocery stores — are increasingly requiring vax passports.
The unvaxxed are reviled, shunned, spoken ill of. They/we are stupid, selfish, misinformed, unclean. There is a massive propaganda campaign against us, teaching millions of people to hate us.
We often hear the term “hate speech”, used to justify increasing censorship. But I would say the government and media are indulging in the true hate speech campaign.
It’s interesting that the people doing this don’t see themselves as doing something monstrous or evil. They project that onto the unvaccinated, demonizing them, wanting to abolish them from Earth — or so it seems. That’s how scapegoating works.
In Austria and Germany, the unvaxxed are now not allowed to leave home — perhaps indefinitely. Eventually, the jab will be mandatory for everyone, and arrests will start happening. It’s an issue in custody battles, with unvaccinated parents risking losing custody. It reminds me so much of religious and ethnic violence from history.
All the same elements are present: prejudice, propaganda, systemic discrimination, and segregation — creating a two-tiered society, justification for censorship — resulting in families divided, primitive tribal antipathies activated.
It’s truly ugly and unfortunately real and we’re living through it. It feels like an endless nightmare. You wake up from sleep and are reminded of the depressing reality.
On the campaign trail a few months back, a protestor said to Trudeau, “you’re a monster: you’ve divided families!” She was right. I know a man whose family shuns and reviles him for being the lone hold-out and remaining unvaxxed. He is told he can’t go to family events.
My own family doesn’t shun me but they think I’m mistaken and just try to avoid the topic when speaking with me. We avoid it in conversation.
I am fearful of leaving the province I live in, in terms of crossing provincial or national borders. Will I be stopped if I don’t have the vax passport? I can’t fly now, due to the new rules, but if I wanted to drive to visit family and friends who live out of province, would I be allowed to? The websites seem to say ‘no’ but then I hear about people who’ve managed to do it anyway.
If I were in some parts of the world, I could bribe an official but I don’t think that happens in Canada — unfortunately. It’s better than being stuck. There never used to be border authorities in Canada when traveling between provinces. Are there now?
There is a tendency to feel trapped. Where I live you’d never see a protest sign like this, but maybe I will go out by myself and hold one near the highway.
Worst was the feeling I got when I was in the presence of someone who told me I was wrong and didn’t allow me to reply. It was yesterday, a person I run into unavoidably every few days, due to work.
It’s a sinking feeling in the stomach when you’re a target of hatred. You feel cornered and helpless because nothing you say will make any difference, and you’re told you’re not even allowed to speak. The hatred against you is so real you can feel it.
It can be paralyzing. That person is like so many: everywhere. One feels outnumbered. At work, at the store, perhaps in your own family — they’ve been brainwashed by a massive propaganda campaign to scapegoat what is now a minority group. It’s everywhere.
The early Christians felt this in Rome and today they feel it in China and North Korea and in Islamic countries. The early Christians never knew when they’d be arrested and fed to lions or crucified or burned alive. Millions of Christians today in Communist countries never know when they’ll be arrested and imprisoned and tortured.
Jews felt it at various times in history, as have other racial and religious minorities — too many to count.
This is why such things as constitutions (and in Canada the Charter of Rights) were created: to stop discrimination, to reinforce the idea of equality.
But those doing it have cleverly found a way around those laws by suspending them indefinitely in the name of public health based on false scientific claims. But we’re the bad guys, not them.
But there is a solution: taking a Stoic and resolute stand, with as much dignity as possible and learning to be satisfied with the limitations imposed on us by others.
People in the past who faced worse than this took that stand, including the early Christians who were persecuted. It’s important to remember their example in times of trial.
There are numerous articles on this phenomenon. Here is just one:
by C.J. Hopkins, Dissident Voice, March 30th, 2021
So, the New Normals are discussing the Unvaccinated Question. What is to be done with us? No, not those who haven’t been “vaccinated” yet. Us. The “Covidiots.” The “Covid deniers.” The “science deniers.” The “reality deniers.” Those who refuse to get “vaccinated,” ever.
There is no place for us in New Normal society. The New Normals know this and so do we. To them, we are a suspicious, alien tribe of people. We do not share their ideological beliefs. We do not perform their loyalty rituals, or we do so only grudgingly because they force us to do so. We traffic in arcane “conspiracy theories,” like “pre-March-2020 science,” “natural herd immunity,” “population-adjusted death rates,” “Sweden,” “Florida,” and other heresies.
They do not trust us. We are strangers among them. They suspect we feel superior to them. They believe we are conspiring against them, that we want to deceive them, confuse them, cheat them, pervert their culture, abuse their children, contaminate their precious bodily fluids, and perpetrate God knows what other horrors.
So they are discussing the need to segregate us, how to segregate us, when to segregate us, in order to protect society from us. In their eyes, we are no more than criminals, or, worse, a plague, an infestation. In the words of someone (I can’t quite recall who), “getting rid of the Unvaccinated is not a question of ideology. It is a question of cleanliness,” or something like that. (I’ll have to hunt down and fact-check that quote. I might have taken it out of context.)
In Israel, Estonia, Denmark, Germany, the USA, and other New Normal countries, they have already begun the segregation process. In the UK, it’s just a matter of time. The WEF, WHO, EU, and other transnational entities are helping to streamline the new segregation system, which, according to the WEF, “will need to be harmonized by a normative body, such as the WHO, to ensure that is ethical.”
Here in Germany, the government is considering banning us from working outside our homes. We are already banned from flying on commercial airlines. (We can still use the trains, if we dress up like New Normals.) In the village of Potsdam, just down the road from Wannsee (which name you might recall from your 20th-Century history lessons), we are banned from entering shops and restaurants. (I’m not sure whether we can still use the sidewalks, or whether we have to walk in the gutters.) In Saxony, we are forbidden from attending schools. At the Berliner Ensemble (the theater founded by Bertolt Brecht and Helene Weigel, lifelong opponents of totalitarianism and fascism), we are banned from attending New Normal performances.
In the USA, we are being banned by universities. Our children are being banned from public schools. In New York, the new “Excelsior Pass” will allow New Normals to attend cultural and sports events (and patronize bars and restaurants, eventually) secure in the knowledge that the Unvaccinated have been prevented from entering or segregated in an “Unvaccinated Only” section. The pass system, designed by IBM, which, if history is any guide, is pretty good at designing such systems (OK, technically, it was Deutsche Hollerith Maschinen Gesellschaft, IBM’s Nazi-Germany subsidiary), was launched this past weekend to considerable fanfare.
And this is only the very beginning.
Israel’s “Green Pass” is the model for the future, which makes sense, in a sick, fascistic kind of way. When you’re already an apartheid state, what’s a little more apartheid? Here’s a peek at what that looks like …
OK, I know what the New Normals are thinking. They’re thinking I’m “misleading” people again. That I’m exaggerating. That this isn’t really segregation, and certainly nothing like “medical apartheid.”
After all (as the New Normals will sternly remind me), no one is forcing us to get “vaccinated.” If we choose not to, or can’t for medical reasons, all we have to do is submit to a “test” — you know, the one where they ram that 9-inch swab up into your sinus cavities — within 24 hours before we want to go out to dinner, or attend the theater or a sports event, or visit a museum, or attend a university, or take our children to school or a playground, and our test results will serve as our “vaccine passports!” We just present them to the appropriate Covid Compliance Officer, and (assuming the results are negative, of course) we will be allowed to take part in New Normal society just as if we’d been “vaccinated.”
Either way, “vaccine” or “test,” the New Normal officials will be satisfied, because the tests and passes are really just stage props. The point is the display of mindless obedience. Even if you take the New Normals at their word, if you are under 65 and in relatively good health, getting “vaccinated” is more or less pointless, except as a public display of compliance and belief in the official Covid-19 narrative (the foundation stone of the New Normal ideology). Even the high priests of their “Science” confess that it doesn’t prevent you from spreading the “plague.” And the PCR tests are virtually meaningless, as even the WHO finally admitted. (You can positive-PCR-test a pawpaw fruit … but you might want to be careful who you tell if you do that.)
In contrast to the “vaccine” and the “test” themselves, the forced choice between them is not at all meaningless. It is no accident that both alternatives involve the violation of our bodies, literally the penetration of our bodies. It doesn’t really matter what is in the “vaccines” or what “results” the “tests” produce. The ritual is a demonstration of power, the power of the New Normals (i.e., global capitalism’s new face) to control our bodies, to dominate them, to violate them, psychologically and physically.
Now, don’t get all excited, my “conspiracy theorist” friends. I haven’t gone full QAnon just yet. Bill Gates and Klaus Schwab are not sitting around together, sipping adrenochrome on George Soros’ yacht, dreaming up ways to rape people’s noses. This stuff is built into the structure of the system. It is a standard feature of totalitarian societies, cults, churches, self-help groups, and … well, human society, generally.
Being forced to repeat a physical action which only makes sense within a specific ideology reifies that ideology within us. There is nothing inherently diabolical about this. It is a basic socialization technology. It is how we socialize our children. It is why we conduct weddings, baptisms, and bar mitzvahs. It is how we turn young men and women into soldiers. It is how actors learn their blocking and their lines. It is why the Nazis held all those rallies. It is why our “democracies” hold elections. It is also basic ceremonial magic … but that’s a topic for a different column.
The issue, at the moment, is the Unvaccinated Question, and the public rituals that are being performed to make the New Normal ideology “reality,” and what to do about those of us who refuse to participate in those rituals, who refuse to forswear “old normal” reality and convert to New Normalism so that we can function in society without being segregated, criminalized, or “diagnosed” as “sociopathic” or otherwise psychiatrically disordered.
For us “conspiracy-theorizing reality deniers,” there is no getting around this dilemma. This isn’t Europe in the 1930s. There isn’t anywhere to emigrate to … OK, there is, temporarily, in some of the US states that have been staging rebellions, and other such “old normal” oases, but how long do you think that will last? They’re already rolling out the “mutant variants,” and God only knows what will happen when the long-term effects of the “vaccines” kick in.
No, for most of us denizens of the global capitalist empire, it looks like the New Normal is here to stay. So, unless we are prepared to become New Normals, we are going to have to stand and fight. It is going to get rather ugly, and personal, but there isn’t any way to avoid that. Given that many New Normals are our friends and colleagues, or even members of our families, it is tempting to believe that they will “come to their senses,” that “this is all just a hysterical overreaction,” and that “everything will go back to normal soon.”
This would be a monumental error on our parts … very possibly a fatal error.
Totalitarian movements, when they reach this stage, do not simply stop on their own. They continue to advance toward their full expressions, ultimately transforming entire societies into monstrous mirror-images of themselves, unless they are opposed by serious resistance. There is a window at the beginning when such resistance has a chance. That window is still open, but it is closing, fast. I can’t tell you how best to resist, but I can tell you it starts with seeing things clearly, and calling things, and people, exactly what they are.
Let’s not make the same mistake that other minorities have made throughout history when confronted with a new totalitarian ideology. See the New Normals for what they are, maybe not deep down in their hearts, but what they have collectively become a part of, because it is the movement that is in control now, not the rational individuals they used to be. Above all, recognize where this is headed, where totalitarian movements are always headed. (See. e.g., Milton Mayer’s They Thought They Were Free: The Germans 1933-45.)
No, the Unvaccinated are not the Jews and the New Normals are not flying big Swastika flags, but totalitarianism is totalitarianism, regardless of which Goebbelsian Big Lies, and ideology, and official enemies it is selling. The historical context and costumes change, but its ruthless trajectory remains the same.
Today, the New Normals are presenting us with a “choice,” (a) conform to their New Normal ideology or (b) social segregation. What do you imagine they have planned for us tomorrow?
And another article on it:
by Wayne Allyn Root, Townhall, Aug 08, 2021
This is the most important commentary I’ve ever written.
It’s time for alarm bells. It’s time for me to play the part of Paul Revere: “The communist tyrants and dictators are coming! The communist tyrants and dictators are coming!” They’re coming first for unvaccinated Americans.
This is 1938. I’m a Jew. I now understand just a little of what it felt like to be a Jew in 1938. No, it’s not the Holocaust. Nothing can be compared to the Holocaust. Ever.
But 1938 was not the Holocaust. It was the pre-Holocaust. It was the time before the nightmare, when the foundation was being laid to destroy the freedom, free speech, businesses and lives of millions of Jews.
Everything happening today to the American people … to the U.S. Constitution … to freedom … and particularly to unvaccinated Americans reminds me of 1938. This is only the beginning. It gets much worse from here.
First, “the papers.” Vaccine mandates and vaccine passports are just like 1938, when the Gestapo demanded papers from every German.
Republicans asked for “papers” from migrants who had broken into our country. Criminals. Democrats said, “No, that’s racism.” Republicans asked for “papers” once every two years for federal elections, to prove you have a right to vote. Democrats said, “No, that’s racism.”
Now Democrats want American citizens, not illegal aliens, not criminals, but patriots born in this country, to produce papers 24/7. We’ll need papers to enter restaurants, bars, nightclubs, concerts, casinos, conventions and hotels and to board a train, plane or bus. We’ll need papers to enter a supermarket, or we’ll starve to death. All for the crime of being unvaccinated against the flu.
All for the crime of being unwilling to inject an untested, rushed to production, experimental, “for emergency use only” shot into our bodies.
What happened to the war-cry of Democrats: “My body, my choice”? It only applies to murdering babies, but it doesn’t apply to dangerous experimental shots that we don’t want injected into our bodies.
Weren’t Jews injected with experimental drugs by the depraved Nazi government? Wasn’t that a key part of the Nuremberg trials? That no government could ever again inject experimental shots into the bodies of unwilling citizens? Isn’t that a basic human right?
By the way, this isn’t about vaccines. If you want the vaccine, take it. I’d never stop you. I’d never limit your freedom, your choice. This is about vaccine mandates — forcibly injecting Americans who don’t want it. That’s 1938.
But there’s much more in common with 1938. Mask mandates. If you’re scared, wear them. I’m not scared. I don’t want to wear them. Mandates are about forcing individuals to lose their freedom, choice, individuality and human rights. That’s 1938.
Lockdowns are a match with the Warsaw Ghetto. Jews were locked down. Jews couldn’t work. Jews couldn’t travel. Jewish businesses were labeled “nonessential.”
If government can force us to close our businesses, to kill our jobs, to decide who is nonessential, then this is 1938.
Stars on clothing. It’s coming. The vaccinated get into restaurants, bars, concerts, supermarkets, planes and trains. They keep their jobs. The rest of us are marked as “subhuman” for life. That’s the star. That’s 1938.
Media and social media as the public-relations wing of the government. That’s called propaganda. Remind you of 1938? Back then, the Jews’ books were burned. Today, it’s those of conservatives, patriots and specifically the unvaccinated. We are silenced. Our facts are labeled “misleading.” Only the facts that agree with big government’s agenda count. That’s 1938.
Door-to-door intimidation and making lists of those who disagree with “government knows best.” Trust me, that army of door-to-door vaccine brainwashers will soon be turned into a Gestapo of gun-grabbers. 1938 was the year Nazis banned Jews from owning guns. They took them door to door. That’s 1938.
Only days ago, a former Department of Homeland Security official said the unvaccinated should be on the federal no-fly list. That’s exactly how Nazis attacked the Jews and others who disagreed with their agenda.
It was always lists. Lists of people to be disappeared in the middle of the night; lists of those to be sent to reeducation camps; lists of those to be sent to concentration camps; lists of enemies of the state. It’s happening again. Maybe this time you’ll only lose your job or free speech. This is, again, 1938.
It’s all disgusting and disgraceful. But I’m warning you, this is just the start. It’s all going downhill from here — fast. This is the end of America. This is 1938.
Unless we stop it now. Unless we take a stand now. Unless we draw a line in the sand now.
First, they came for the unvaccinated. Trust me: Next, they’re coming for you.