Canadian journalist Donna Laframboise. Former National Post & Toronto Star columnist, past vice president of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. New posts: Mondays & Wednesdays.
The right to make our own medical decisions vanished in 2021. What are we teaching the children? Obey the government or you’ll lose your job and be subject to house arrest. No due process, no hearing, no criminal conviction necessary.
UK political analyst Brendan O’Neill has written a barn burner of an essay titled The Death of Europe. It should really be called The Death of Freedom, since his remarks apply well beyond Europe’s borders. They describe what’s going on in much of Asia, much of North America, and in Australia and New Zealand.
In broad daylight in 2021, governments robbed us of the right to make our own medical decisions privately, in consultation with our doctor. One-size-fits-all, checklist medicine became the new normal.
In 2021, the same institutions that have spent decades mandating higher wages and fairer labour laws waved a magic wand and decreed it a firing offense to decline to take particular medication. Medication that is wholly new, cannot be reversed, and for which no long term safety data exists.
It’s impossible to overstate the dreadful significance of this year. In O’Neill’s words:
What is happening in Europe right now is nothing short of terrifying…we are living through a chilling overhaul of the entire relationship between the state and the individual, with the state empowered to such an extraordinary degree that it can now instruct its citizens on what to inject into their bodies, and the individual so politically emaciated, so denuded of rights, that he no longer even enjoys sovereignty over himself, over that tiny part of the world that is his own body and mind. [bold added]
Many seem not to recognise how serious a development mandatory vaccination is. Even those of us who are pro-vaccination, who have been happily vaxxed against Covid-19, should look with nothing less than horror upon the proposal that it should be an offence not to be vaccinated…This spells the end of freedom as we know it…If we do not enjoy sovereignty over our minds and our flesh, then we are not free in any meaningful way. [bold added]
Then please start thinking, very soberly, about what this means. Whenever you show your vaccine ‘papers’ in order to access an event or venue from which others are excluded during this holiday season, you are participating in tyranny. You are cooperating with a system that repudiates privacy and individuality. A system that demands obedience. A system that ruthlessly punishes the non-compliant.
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