To fight disease, once unthinkable government controls abound. Entire economies have been shut down, businesses closed involuntarily, and people thrown out of work.
Contact tracing apps were invented to alert the user when exposed to someone with the virus, but which also kept a clear record of individual movements.
Vaccine mandates enforced through phone app-facilitated "passports" are now proliferating. Soon, continued employment or ability to participate in society freely may depend on proving one has received the jab.
Ok, Wesley. That's admittedly tough medicine, but it was necessitated as a public health measure to defeat a dangerous communicable disease. Once COVID fades away or becomes endemic like the flu, everything returns to normal. Right?
Not if the technocrats get their way. COVID whetted their appetite for power, and now they want their existing "temporary" sway over how we live to become a permanent fixture of society.
The question is how to get people to surrender more of their liberty. One potential plan would impose an international technocratic control in the name of preventing future pandemics.
One such approach was laid out last year by Dr. Anthony Fauci in a co-authored piece in a science journal advocating that the U.N. and the WHO be empowered to enact measures that would "rebuild the infrastructure of human existence."
Fighting global warming presents an even more ominous pretext for establishing the system of rule by experts. Restrictions on personal liberty have long been promoted as a necessary prophylactic to prevent environment degradation. But now, they are being peddled as a means of protecting human health and wellness.