This article was originally published by John W. Whitehead and Nisha Whitehead.
EDITOR’S NOTE: We have not had a “constitutional republic” for well over 140 years. The United States government is a corporation and has been since 1871. Besides, as Lysander Spooner said: “But whether the Constitution really be one thing or another, this much is certain – that it has either authorized such a government as we have had or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist.” To pretend that returning to a master-slave society with only a piece of paper with words on it to stop tyrannical overreach will help is delusional at this point. The solution is to abolish slavery. Not to let the slaves have a slightly longer leash.
“Man is born free but everywhere is in chains.”—Jean-Jacques Rousseau
We are moving fast down the road to fascism.
This COVID-19 pandemic has shifted us into high gear.
The heavy-handed collusion between the Techno-Corporate State and the U.S. government over vaccine mandates is merely the latest manifestation of the extent to which fascist forces are working to overthrow our constitutional republic and nullify the rights of the individual.
In early November 2021, the Biden Administration drew its line in the sand for more than 100 million American workers: get vaccinated against COVID-19 (by Nov. 22 for federal workers, and Jan. 4 for federal contractors and companies with more than 100 employees) or else.
Or else what?
For many individuals with sincere objections to the vaccine, either based on their religious beliefs or some other medical or philosophical concern, non-compliance with workplace vaccine mandates will mean losing their jobs and the possibility of no unemployment benefits.
One survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management estimated that 28% of employed Americans wouldn’t get a COVID vaccine even if it meant losing their jobs.
Although OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) is requiring that employees be paid for the time it takes to get vaccinated and recover from any side effects, those who refuse to get vaccinated but keep their jobs will have to test negative for COVID weekly and could be made to shoulder the costs of those weekly tests. Healthcare workers are not being given an option for testing: it’s the vaccine or nothing.
To give the government’s arm-twisting some added strength, companies that violate the workplace mandate rules “can face fines of up to $13,653 per violation for serious violations and 10 times that for willful or repeated violations.”
In other words, as Katrina Trinko writes for USA Today, “the government is turning employers—who are not paid by, nor work for, the government—into an army of vaccine enforcers.”
You know who won’t suffer any harm as a result of these vaccine mandates? The Corporate State (manufacturers, distributors, and health care providers), which were given a blanket “get out of jail” card to insulate them from liability for any injuries or death caused by the vaccines.
While this vaccine mandate is being presented as a “targeted” mandate as opposed to a national mandate that impacts the entire population, it effectively leaves those with sincere objections to the COVID vaccine with very few options beyond total compliance or unemployment.
This has long since ceased to be a debate over how best to protect the populace at large against an unknown pandemic. Rather, it has become a massively intrusive, coercive, and authoritarian assault on the right of individual sovereignty over one’s life, self, and private property.
As such, these COVID-19 mandates have become the new battleground in the government’s tug-of-war over bodily autonomy and individual sovereignty.
Already, the legal challenges to these vaccine mandates are piling up before the courts. Before long, divided circuit court rulings will make their way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which will be asked to decide whether these mandates constitute government overreach or a natural extension of the government’s so-called emergency powers.
With every new court ruling that empowers corporations and the government to use heavy-handed tactics to bring about vaccine compliance, with every new workplace mandate that forces employees to choose between their right to bodily autonomy and economic livelihood, and with every new piece of legislation that insulates corporations and the government from being held accountable for vaccine injuries and deaths, our property interest in our bodies is diminished.
At a minimum, our right to individual sovereignty over our lives and our bodies is being usurped by power-hungry authoritarians; greedy, self-serving corporations; egotistical Nanny Staters who think they know what’s best for the rest of the populace; and a short-sighted but well-meaning populace which fails to understand the long-term ramifications of trading their essential freedoms for temporary promises of safety and security.
We are more vulnerable now than ever before.
This debate over bodily autonomy, which covers broad territory ranging from forced vaccinations, abortion, and euthanasia to forced blood draws, biometric surveillance and basic healthcare, has far-reaching ramifications for who gets to decide what happens to our bodies during an encounter with government officials.
On a daily basis, Americans are already being made to relinquish the most intimate details of who we are—our biological makeup, our genetic blueprints, and our biometrics (facial characteristics and structure, fingerprints, iris scans, etc.)—in order to clear the nearly insurmountable hurdle that increasingly defines life in the United States: we are now guilty until proven innocent.
This merely pushes us one step further down that road towards a total control society in which the government in collusion with Corporate America gets to decide who is “worthy” of being allowed to take part in society.
Right now, COVID-19 vaccines are the magic ticket for gaining access to the “privileges” of communal life. Having already conditioned the population to the idea that being part of society is a privilege and not a right, such access could easily be predicated on social credit scores, the worthiness of one’s political views, or the extent to which one is willing to comply with the government’s dictates, no matter what they might be.
The government is litigating and legislating its way into a new framework where the dictates of petty bureaucrats carry greater weight than the inalienable rights of the citizenry.
When all that we own, all that we earn, all that we say and do—our very lives—depends on the benevolence of government agents and corporate shareholders for whom profit and power will always trump principle, we should all be leery and afraid.
As I make clear in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People and in its fictional counterpart The Erik Blair Diaries, nothing good can come from totalitarian tactics—no matter how benevolent they appear—that are used to make us cower, fear and comply with the government’s dictates.
The really scary thing is that this is pretty much both universal and simultaneous throughout the world.
AFAIK, a development this has never happened before.
It should warn you quite clearly what is going on and what the times we are in are.
Klaus Schwab and the World Economic Forum need to be seen and eventually prosecuted for what they are – neo-Nazis.
Waging globalist economic terrorism, which is kind of the last thing the West needs to be tearing itself apart over in the Eurasian Century.
Figures though; first rule of imperialism is that the periphery always returns to pillage the core.
Who would do the prosecuting?
I can think of no one.
A lot of rich people were hurt by COVID-1984; only the politically connected insiders prospered.
A socio-political correction against the Reset is inevitable.
But first, mass recognition of Klaus Schwab and his neo-Nazi World Economic Forum cronies for what they are.
Wokism is bad, but its a perversion of the very real moral awakening of people against racism, sexism, and classism.
The morally awoken, won’t be fooled forever by the elite charade of leftist wokism.
Unfortunately a 1000 corporations of the world donate to these Neo Commie Facists. Switzerland needs to oust these scum now! Get rid of Davos!
I read a tweet the other day from someone claiming to have spent the weekend with some billionaire in NZ. Long story short, this person admitted the vaccines are part of a plan to usher in a single world government. In a couple of years, people being dying and it’s undeniably the vaccines. Pro vaxers and those who were anti-kill shot, will then unite worldwide in a revolt against the governments that have duped and killed. All people in all governments. A time of complete chaos with exception of designated zones. Mad Max world. Then, a single world government will swoop in and save the day with the promise of peace and security. This seems so damned logical to me, it’s scary.
That Europe First plan assumes too many unlikely things.
First of all being the surrender of Russia, China and Iran and their allies to a Europe First globalist government pretending to represent the world.
Russia, China, and Iran want a multipolar world of nation states (whose indigenous elites, at least) are free to pursue their own autonomy.
Answering to the bankster network in Brussels/London/New York/Tel Aviv wouldn’t appeal to them, and they have the firepower and tech to back up their position.
Americans might be fooled into enforcing a Europe First EU Empire disguised as an American Empire – they already do with NATO.
However, the the USA looks targeted for a breakup into more manageable mini-states overrun by migrants and in perpetual civil war sponsored by Globalist foreigners. Starting an EMP nuke war with China would be cap the end of civil society.
Pro vaxxers who DON’T get sick and die, either received placebos or real vaccines other than the COVID vaxxes meted out We the Unwashed mases. They were obviously ‘in’ on the reset plot at some level as planners or willing NPCs.
Why would patriot anti-vaxxers ally with quislings and traitors? Shooting them in the collapse of lawful civil authority makes a whole lot more sense then allowing them to continue to (mis)lead.
I do not remember who said this: Fascism will come to America wrapped in a flag and caring a christian cross.
Probably some leftist Globalist Socialist neo-Nazi.
F U Biden