The lockdowns of 2020 were very real. And few opposed them.
It's amazing, with the current high price and critical shortage of natural gas in the West (due to the stage-managed war in the Ukraine and Biden blowing up the Nordstream pipelines), that there seems to be no shortage whatsoever when it comes to gaslighting entire populations.
While we are happy many people came to our side of reality, it is amazing how many now claim they were always anti-lockdown, when we know for a fact that they were not. When my immediate family and I discovered we were the only ones in our circles of friends, family, co-workers, etc., who knew from day 1 that none of this was right, we turned to social media to find someone, anyone, who was seeing what we saw.
My first indicator that it would not be "just 2 weeks" was when West Point (where my son is a cadet) purchased a multi-million dollar educational platform so cadets could "do school" from their homes. Other schools, universities did the same, when they could have simply given students an extra 2 week vacation. There were so many signs.
Still waiting for apologies from so many. No pro lockdown politician will ever get our vote unless they have apologized. Please don't ever forget the 2 Air Force Academy cadets who died as a result of the severe lockdown there in April 2020.
The fact is, the lockdowns were not a mistake. They were deliberate. I remember talking with a co-worker in March 2020, a guy married to a government minister. He said her and her colleagues were all scared out of their wits over the consequences of what they were doing. But they did it anyway.
I had so many friends and family turn on me in March/April 2020 when I said the government mandated lockdowns were stupid and dangerous. “Do you want to die? Do you want hospitals to be overrun? Don’t you care about other people? Do you want to kill Grandma?” Meanwhile sane people were losing businesses and having to try to work on Zoom and care for children, couldn’t visit elderly people in care facilities, were spies on and reported on by neighborhood busybodies for having people in their homes, or walking too close to another person outdoor, unmasked. It’s all such an enraging crock when politicians claim they opposed locked downs, which never actually happened and they weren’t that bad if they really had happened. I’m talking to you, Gretchen Whitmer.
Shutting the world economy, criminalising social interaction, telling people they were going to kill their grandparents by meeting them, closing beaches and parks, telling people they weren't allowed to hug each other- all very obviously pointless and horrific ideas to anyone with even half a brain way back since March 2020, policies that should've been considered totally untenable due to being blatantly unethical, inhumane and not powers that the state should have in Western liberal democracies.
That for almost two years we dramatically re-oriented our entire way of life around the avoidance of one specific mild respiratory virus is such a profoundly insane idea that I will never get over the fact that it actually happened in a supposedly enlightened, technologically advanced civilisation.
This was so obviously going to cause incalculable and possibly irreparable economic and psychological damage and those who enabled it need to be held liable.
I got Covid just before the UK lockdown. Imprisonment. Not lockdown. House arrest announced by Boris Johnson. "You Must Stay At Home." Boris lied on an automatic basis to so many people, to all perhaps in his own interest, but it turned out he wasn't alert for people lying to him. That hadn't happened to him, and he didn't spot Vallance, Whitty and Pantsdown when they lied to him in chorus.
So I had Covid when it was nasty, unsurprisingly, being a gof virus paid to be nasty by the unknowing US taxpayer, and my husband got it from me, and I was unprepared, no stocks of necessary foods, because I live with a dependent relative with a diagnosis and a very restricted diet. For two days I couldn't speak, because speaking caused such coughing, and my throat was a knife like pain, so I wrote notes to my husband. I was short of breath, going out to the garden to breathe better, which was worrying, so I checked the NHS advice on the internet, which was not to ring emergency services until you couldn't speak. I assumed there would be provision for food and medicine deliveries to those voluntarily isolating with Covid (I was in my late 60s), so I looked to see what my local council offered - nothing. We had run out of paracetemol and my husband had severe joint pain. Nothing, no Government provision for house arrest at all. We appealed to the mercy of strangers on street mail. I now know who in the street is my friend - and who, even not knowing us, responded. It was a very small number. But I thank them. The rest ignored us. My Government ignored us. We pulled through. Nevertheless, those who decided on house arrests with no preparation, no economic assessment - they deserve criminal prosecution, long imprisonment, and their vast pensions should be confiscated and given to their many, many victims.
Those of us who see the gaslighting for what it is are probably the same people who opposed and fought the lockdowns. Somehow we need to communicate this to the ones who still think they were protective and saved lives. Same for the vaccines. While there are people buying the bullshit, the bullshit will still be on offer.
Gaslighting is exactly what it is. Have politicians always been this craven and dishonest, and it just really came to light during the covid fiasco?
I opposed them. I raved like a lunatic over the dinner table in March 2020 against the sheer illogicality of lockdowns to my poor captive audience: my family. From ALL my wide circle of friends and colleagues: not a peep in opposition. The organisers of the scam sure did their homework. To all the phonies now crawling out of the woodwork who now deny they supported them: I will never forget what they did.
The egregious mandates, including lockdowns, were not failures; they were FEATURES. Coordinated across the globalist-corrupted western nations. It’s really important to stop attributing these crimes to ignorance or stupidity. They were calculated and premeditated. And the perpetrators should be treated accordingly.
We've all gotta be keepinf receipts. I'm just having a hard time accepting that the majority of americans fell for the most obviously fraudulent con, took the side of the conmen againt us, and they still get to vote - and otherwise impact our lives in meaningful ways. Evolution doesn't favor their continued existence, and I wish to avoid the catastrophes that are sure to follow, now that their credulity has been revealed to the elite. I guess the only way to feel safe living among them is ruling them - which is I'm sure how the current corrupt elite feel about the masses.
well, something similar is happening with the vaccines. They were not meant to prevent infection but just to mitigate severe outcomes....they were not meant to prevent transmission....all the side effects are temporary and mild by definition and in any case do you realize how many lives they saved? yes, we do know from the Ioannidis et others study....probably not a single life has been saved by vaccines.
We have the receipts and we will not forget.
This is great and important work, Michael. Thanks.
The revisionism is galling and predictable.
For the record, I was anti-lockdown from Day 1. I have the docs to prove it. And yeah, I was out there nearly alone among the people I know.
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The people who drove this simply cannot be allowed to obfuscate and crab-walk away from their egregious actions. Daily, and I mean DAILY, plain language, straight forward and graphic reminders are required of the random acts of baseless stupidity these people forced on entire populations. It was vicious and selfish and has eroded civil liberties and the fabric of society to a point from which we may not recover. Keep up your great work Mr Senger, we should never forget and only forgive those that voice an unreserved apology.
I knew from the get-go that the danger was vastly exaggerated and that the response was both dangerous and insane. I was kicked off several forums for opposing masks and supporting the use of ivermectin. I was even put in comment jail on a well-known pro-Trump conservative site for criticizing the Trump Pence task force in early 2020. My wife and I never wore masks outside of a few trips to medical offices. As hard as some of it was, I was lucky in that I'd retired a few years before the insanity hit and had moved to an area where the sheriff refused to act on violations of the mandated idiocy.