If you were one of those people who always diligently wore an ineffective mask, got the experimental vaccine and boosters, or performatively practiced social distancing, you really owe an apology to those who stood up for civil liberties during Covid and must commit to being smarter and braver in the future.
The Covid years mark what was arguably the greatest encroachment on personal freedom and bodily autonomy in the history of our country. The government decimated the American economy by forcibly closing businesses. It enacted unethical and anti-science mask mandates and government employee vaccine mandates, even though the Covid shots do not prevent people from spreading or contracting the virus.
Many counties and cities made life for the unvaccinated as uncomfortable as possible, with some prohibiting them from dining in restaurants and going to the gym or entertainment venues. Meanwhile, private businesses and schools had their own social distancing, vaccine, and mask requirements, with even many churches bending the knee.
It was at least somewhat reasonable to wear a mask or social distance at the very beginning of Covid because there were so many unknowns about the virus. Yet the insanity lasted for years, well after it was clear the response to the virus was causing more harm than good and studies showed the lockdowns were futile, cloth masks were not effective, and the vaccine was causing serious injuries.
To avoid judgment, go out to dinner, and even keep their jobs, a disturbing number of Americans were compliant with the Covid nonsense. A smaller number of people, however, resisted. They allowed themselves to be fired or expelled to avoid the vaccine mandates. They forwent indoor dining and entertainment, and they walked through the airport with uncovered faces as dystopian loud speakers repeated over and over, “Federal law requires you to wear a mask covering your nose and mouth at all times.”
Covid had only the power we the people gave it. Had enough Americans refused to shutter their businesses and comply with vaccine and mask mandates, the performative fear would have ceased to control us.
The most crucial thing to understand about the government and social reaction to Covid is that it was an experiment. During the 2020 World Economic Forum, Chairman Klaus Schwab and then-Prince Charles announced the infamous “Great Reset,” a WEF economic project that seeks to use Covid as a vehicle for limiting Western freedom and promoting globalism.
Charles stated that Covid “offers an unprecedented opportunity to rethink and reset the ways in which we live and do business.” The WEF’s “revolutionary reset” calls on world leaders to implement the forum’s socialist master plan for transitioning economies from relying on coal, oil, and natural gas to insufficient supplies of wind and solar power.
Essentially, government leaders exploited the fear surrounding Covid, using it to implement disastrous economic policies that kill the middle class and will eventually create a form of neo-feudalism that only benefits mega, global corporations and the state.
Thanks to the inaction of millions of Americans, the response to Covid irreversibly damaged our country. Yes, people lost their livelihoods, and it stunted the education of an entire generation of children, with hundreds of thousands to this day still reportedly missing from school systems across the country. However, it also set an alarming precedent that in America we willingly give up essential liberty anytime federal bureaucrats claim we are facing a public “emergency.”
Even worse is the example Covid set for younger generations. Perhaps nowhere in America was Covid more authoritarian than on college campuses, where young people were taught that mental submission, creepy surveillance, and Covid violation reporting systems were essential, virtuous, and even normal.
The ramifications of the Covid response will be felt for decades. If we learned anything from the WEF’s “Great Reset,” it’s that Covid is no one-off. Now that our leaders have watched the majority of the population relinquish their liberties for a virus comparable for many in the general population to the seasonal flu, they’re going to whip out the Covid playbook anytime they want to scare the populace into compliance.
That’s where those who were sheep during Covid come in. Thousands of Americans were severely punished for bravely resisting the Covid psyop because millions more followed the edicts and perpetuated fear despite knowing better. When the next Covid comes along, those who were either gullible or cowards need to learn from their mistakes and stand up against tyranny. That’s the least they can do.