THE Johnson regime has the British people right where it wants them, on their knees. Across social media and the airwaves, subjugated men and women are beside themselves with excitement over the announced Covid-19 vaccine, as if their former lives cannot resume without it.
This manufactured sense of urgency is the result of the mainstream media’s insistence on framing ‘the pandemic’ for the Government’s conscious decision to criminalise life and trash the economy. The big charities tend to accuse ‘the pandemic’ of ‘taking its toll’ on mental health and cancer victims. NHS services are drastically limited ‘due to Covid-19’ – even when the disease fails to overwhelm hospitals.
Covid-19 has relieved politicians of all responsibility, and they can use it to justify any cruel action, like a burglar citing ‘drug addiction’ to excuse his crimes.
On an almost daily basis, our health overlord Matthew Hancock repeats: ‘We must suppress coronavirus until a vaccine can make us safe.’
All self-respecting persons recognise this for what it is: coercion and abuse. But many have got used to being hostages instead of getting sick of it. Thanks to ‘Blitz spirit’ delusions designed to make quivering obedience seem stoic, freedom is no longer a given but a reward for good behaviour, like a packet of Haribo sweets.
I do not oppose the Covid-19 vaccine, provided it is genuinely safe and, crucially, optional. But for goodness’ sake, let’s stop pretending that we couldn’t just go back to normal without it, let alone enjoy Christmas dinner with our families. We have endured worse outbreaks in the past half-century without tearing our civilisation to shreds.
Let no grim-faced public health official or Sage crackpot tell you that ‘we cannot go back to normal’.
It might be true of them – but the rest of us can, should, and will.