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Did Lockdowns Set a Global Revolt in Motion?

• https://brownstone.org, JEFFREY A. TUCKER

After 6 weeks of lockdown, I confidently predicted a political revolt, a movement against masks, a population-wide revulsion against the elites, a demand to reject "social distancing" and streaming-only life, plus widespread disgust at everything and everyone involved. 

I was off by four years. I wrongly assumed back then that society was still functioning and that our elites would be responsive to the obvious flop of the whole lockdown scheme. I assumed that people were smarter than they proved to be. I also did not anticipate just how devastating the effects of lockdown would be: in terms of learning loss, economic chaos, cultural shock, and the population-wide demoralization and loss of trust. 

The forces that set in motion those grim days were far more deep than I knew at the time. They involved a willing complicity from tech, media, pharma, and the administrative state at all levels of society. 

There is every evidence that it was planned to be exactly what it became; not just a foolish deployment of public health powers but a "great reset" of our lives. The newfound powers of the ruling class were not given up so easily, and it took far longer for people to shake off the trauma than I had anticipated. 

Is that backlash finally here? If so, it's about time. 

New literature is emerging to document it all. 


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