Dear fellow citizens of the world,
I am writing to you all as an ordinary citizen, no one particularly special, not distinguished, just a human being who is making her way through life, working, raising a family, trying to do my best, not always succeeding. There is one thing I do have that is special and that’s me, my body, my life experience, there is no other person like me in the world, just as there is no other person like you.
The thing about being human is we have a tremendous ability for kindness, compassion, teamwork and love. We also have the ability to destroy, commit gross acts of wickedness against one another for the most banal of things, and very often at the behest of others. After we have committed these acts, we review what we have done with horror, but time and time again it seems we refuse to learn and remember, and we make the same mistakes over, and over again.
Today I believe all ordinary citizens are being presented with a choice by our governments. The choice is under the auspices of the introduction of identification documents, known variously as Green pass, Covid pass, vaccine passports, freedom passports etc. Those who carry them are allowed a government-controlled life returned to them. Those who do not: your governments expect you to shun them and prevent them from a life worth living.
Initially those without the pass will be refused the right to worship in a church/synagogue/mosque/temple. In other words, your government has placed itself above your God and has decided who and who is not allowed to worship.
Theatres, cinemas, exhibitions, places where arts and beauty are celebrated will be denied to those without the Pass.
Restaurants, bars, gyms, concerts, sports stadiums, nightclubs, places where humans interact, make friends, start relationships, have fun, will be denied.
Some countries such as France suggest going even further. Medical treatment, shopping for food and free movement will be against the law for those without the pass. How long before other countries follow suit?
What you are being told (not asked) to do by your governments is to treat another human being as a non-desirable, to go along with the introduction of a system of apartheid, put aside your humanity and behave as others have in the past against those whom governments have decided are the enemy.
Such behaviour should be fresh in the mind of all citizens of the world: the Nazis’ treatment of the Jews and other defined minorities, and the South African treatment of black people. How did the ordinary citizen allow this to happen? The Nazis used 3 simple steps.
1. They identified the group to be targeted, Jews, Gypsies, the disabled, and presented them as a danger to the public.
2. They introduced propaganda and laws to define the group.
3. These campaigns incited hatred or indifference to the group.
In other words, identification, isolation and exclusion. Isn’t this exactly what the Green / Covid pass is designed to do?
We are being told we must support this. By what logic: that Covid vaccinations will save humanity? That Covid will kill us all if we don’t do these things? But all governments admit the vaccines do not give immunity and they do not prevent transmission. The vaccines do have side effects, some considerable. However, you are now being instructed by your government to support identification, isolation and exclusion of your fellow human beings who have made a choice that the vaccine is not something they wish to proceed with at this time. Your government is asking you to put your feet on the path of inhumanity, and to follow its directives of cruelty and indifference.
Are you going to allow them to do this? Or will you stop history repeating the same mistakes and say No, not in my name? We have the ability to be noble creatures. Do not allow your nobility and your humanity to be defiled.
Yours most sincerely
Tracy Jones, a citizen