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Forget COVID for a moment. If we accept a vaccine passport system, this is what we are agreeing to:
– We need a permission slip from the government to carry out normal life activities: working, shopping, travelling, socializing.
– The government may revoke this permission at any time by changing the criteria for it.
Raise your hand if you think that the government will use this new power in a limited and judicious way.
We’ve already seen videos from some countries and locations in the United States where people have to show their pass to get into a mall or restaurant. We’ve seen people fired from their jobs for refusing to show that they had the shot.
It started with a paper that means you’re “fully vaccinated,” but, in Israel for example, the government decided that everyone needed a booster, so it revoked the existing passports. Everyone was out in the cold again unless they took whatever additional steps were required.
Where might this lead? I notice that in most of the world the term they use is “green pass,” which does not explicitly refer to vaccinations. I note also that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a tendency to call things “public health issues.”
For example, the CDC considers gun violence a public health issue. What if the government decides that anyone who owns a gun can’t get a green pass? Or if it can’t do that, it might rule that everyone has to attend an anti-gun training session. Or that anyone who publicly advocates for the Second Amendment is a threat to public health, so they can’t get a green pass.
Now it’s calling racism a public health issue. Suppose it decides that we have to attend a critical race theory class, or we can’t get a green pass. Or that, since speech is violence now, anyone who questions the CRT training can’t get a pass. Just imagine what it will be tempted to do if it has that power.
Actually, we don’t have to imagine it; we already know what happens when the left decides that something is necessary for the public good. Look at the indoctrination on campuses. Look at what corporate human resources departments are doing.
No green pass if you spread “misinformation.” No green pass if you misgender someone. It’ll be cancel culture with the force of law.
I see no reason to believe this this will stop with COVID shots once it gets this power. We’ll have a full-blown social credit system.Published in