LONDON, England (PNN) - March 25, 2021 - So we come to March 23, 2021, the Fascist United Kingdom’s first lockdown birthday. Or, as we call it here, the longest two weeks in history.
It’s a long time since “2 weeks to flatten the curve” became an obvious lie. Sometime in July it turned into a sick joke. The curve was flattened, the NHS protected, and the clapping was hearty and meaningful.
None of it made any difference.
This was not a sacrifice for the “greater good”. It was not a hard decision with arguments on both sides. It was not a risk-benefit scenario. The “risks” were in fact certainties, and the “benefits” entirely fictional.
Because lockdowns don’t work. It’s really important to remember that.
Even if you subscribe to the belief that “Sars-Cov-2” is a unique discrete entity (which is far from proven), or that it is incredibly dangerous (which is demonstrably untrue), the lockdown has not worked to in any way limit this supposed threat.
Lockdowns don’t work.
They don’t make any difference, the curves don’t flatten, the R0 number doesn’t drop, and lives aren’t saved (quite the opposite, as we’ve all seen).
From Belarus to Sweden to Florida to Nicaragua to Tanzania, the evidence is clear. COVID - whatever that means in real terms - is not impacted by lockdowns.
Putting the entire population under house arrest doesn’t benefit public health. In fact, it’s (rather predictably) incredibly counter-productive.
The damage done by shuttering businesses, limiting access to healthcare, postponing treatments and diagnoses, postponed surgeries, increasing depression, soaring unemployment and mass poverty has been discussed to death. The scale of the impact cannot be overstated.
Dr. David Nabarro, World Health Organization special envoy for COVID-19, said this of lockdowns back in October. “We in the World Health Organization do not advocate lockdowns as the primary means of control of the virus... just look at what’s happened to the tourism industry... look what’s happening to small-holding farmers... it seems we may have a doubling of world poverty by next year. We may well have at least a doubling of child malnutrition. This is a terrible, ghastly global catastrophe.”
A terrible, global catastrophe and a doubling of childhood malnutrition.
The “pandemic” didn’t do that, lockdowns did that. They were never going to achieve their stated aims. What’s more, they were never intended to achieve those aims.
Too often soft language in media talks about “misjudgments” or “mistakes” or “incompetence”. Supposed critics claim the government panicked or over-reacted. That is nonsense. The easiest, cheesiest excuse that has ever existed.
“Whoops”, they say, with an emphatic shrug and s#it-eating grin. “I guess we done messed up.” Unflattering, but better than the truth.
Because the truth is that the government isn’t mistaken or scared or stupid… it is malign, dishonest and cruel.
All the suffering of lockdowns was entirely predictable and deliberately imposed; for reasons that have nothing to do with helping people and everything to do controlling them.
It’s been more than apparent for most of the last fifty-two weeks that the agenda of lockdowns was not public health, but laying the groundwork for the “new normal” and “the great reset”.
A series of programs designed to completely undercut civil liberties all across the world, reversing decades (if not centuries) of social progress. A re-feudalization of society, with the 99% cheerfully taking up their peasant smocks “to protect the vulnerable”, whilst the elite proselytize about the worth of rules they happily admit do not apply to them.
We’ve all had lives ruined and a year of precious time wasted. For nothing. You’ve been locked up for two weeks that lasted 365 days. For nothing.
Rather, for everything. Because that’s what they are trying to take from us. Everything. The only way to stop them is not to let them. To simply refuse consent.
Let’s not let lockdown get a second birthday.