A quote for you to guess the orator; the home truth about where we are going (as admitted below)
"The great strength of the totalitarian state is that it forces those who fear it to imitate it."
Guess who? And boy are we imitating at a rate nobody expected.
What a year..."Today on Lockdown Sceptics we mark a year to the day since the world changed forever."
"On February 21st, 2020 the Government of Italy did something no Western Government had ever done before. Something that the World Health Organisation had expressly recommended against only four months earlier."The rest as they say, is history. Professor Neil Ferguson gave an extraordinary interview in which he and SAGE (you know...those multi failure 'experts') highlighted the "innovative intervention" [Unherd, great comments on there] of an overbearing totalitarian state, we are heading the same way.
"[China] is a communist one party state, we said. We couldn’t get away with it in Europe, we thought… and then Italy did it. And we realised we could."Back to LS: "Our best hope is that in time the lesson will be learned that we must never do this again, and next time must be different – we must not panic but must stick to the pre-prepared plan." *
Never, ever. But you know it'll be what? One year, two? Five at the most: they will not give this sort of power back. Not unless they are forced to.
The past is never dead. It's not even past: ."the appeal of totalitarian ideologies is their ability to present a clear idea that promises protection from insecurity and danger... ...These ideas are fictional and the success of totalitarianism hinges on the regime’s ability to effectively obscure the distinctions between reality and fiction. One way this is accomplished is through propaganda.", reviewing Hannah Arendt: put in a modern context the parallels are scary as hell:
"totalitarianism has discovered a means of dominating and terrorizing human beings from within"
You have to 'not see' the Nazi and Soviet uniforms etc, just see the COVID cultism. Even before the global pandemic (which ended in May) younger generations were losing the ability to communicate face to face, now with unnecessary and sinister mask-wearing, social distancing etc., personal relationships are fewer and far between. Fodder to be manipulated. The concentration camp guards of the future. The isolation may have started with the social media explosion but is being finished by weak politicians - manipulated (or perhaps eager) to follow a course at speed despite seeing the approaching crash - power-crazed socialist ‘experts’** and an eager, complicit, lying media.
* The UK's pandemic plan from 2011...assumed 315,000 deaths (x3 Covid), but advised against masks, closing schools, businesses, and mass quarantine. [Tweet] [UK Gov PDF]
A couple more quotes to finish with. How it begins:
"If you say no to your boss, or your spouse, or your mother, when it needs to be said, then you transform yourself into someone who can say no when it needs to be said. If you say yes when no needs to be said, however, you transform yourself into someone who can only say yes, even when it is clearly time to say no. If you ever wonder how perfectly ordinary, decent people could find themselves doing the terrible things the gulag camp guards did, you now have your answer. By the time no seriously needed to be said, there was no one left capable of saying it."Jordan Peterson
And the classic, so true:
"The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it."
― George Orwell