Truer words were never spoke. But I still do have a nit or two to pick, surprising exactly no one.
Um, dude, not to put too fine a point on this and all, but…ENTERING?!?
If we accept what they are doing to us now, they are just going to keep pushing the envelope. Over the past 12 months, authorities throughout the western world have used the pandemic as an excuse to impose Orwellian measures that we never would have accepted during normal times. They are promising us that these measures are just “temporary”, but the pandemic has already been with us for a year and there are no signs that it is going away any time soon. If those governing us are willing to go to such ridiculous extremes during a relatively minor pandemic, what are they going to be willing to do once things start getting really crazy?
I have a sinking feeling we’re going to find out, and without much in the way of further ado, either. Western mettle has been tested, and found very much wanting. The board has been set; the pieces are in position. The Enemy’s opening gambit was more successful than they even dreamed it might be, and there’s no reason at all for further delay on their part.
Out of 4.4 million people living in Alberta, there have only been 2,013 deaths, and about half of those were among people 80 years of age or older.
If it isn’t safe to go to church, why are hordes of Canadians allowed to circulate through retail establishments every single day of the week?
If churches should be shut down, you would think that Wal-Mart, Costco and Canadian Tire should be shut down too.
But they aren’t shut down.
In better days, that’s what sturdier men used to call a “dead giveaway.”
I know that a lot of you don’t want to hear this, but the pandemic is with us to stay.
And that means that the Orwellian measures that are being put in place are with us to stay too.
Orwellian measures were the whole point of the exercise, as I’ve maintained right from jump. This is not about a virus. It was NEVER about a virus. It was about finding out whether or not at least somewhat free people would accept the bit. They did, most of them not grudgingly but eagerly. And now, unless they find some way to spit it out, they’re going to choke on it.