As many have been saying for a long time, it’s all about control.
About two weeks ago, I wrote the following:
“Across the country, provinces are requiring doctors and nurses to be double-vaccinated.
Even though many of those individuals have already had covid & recovered, and even though they have access to PPE & rapid testing, governments are pushing for vaccine mandates.
And they aren’t just asking nicely.
They are imposing those mandates by threatening to fire healthcare workers who don’t comply.
The same people who have been endlessly prattling on about how their restriction of freedom is justified so we can save the healthcare system are planning to strip that healthcare system of potentially thousands of needed workers.
It boggles the mind.”
And now, guess what’s happening?
BC has crippled their healthcare system:
“Surgeries are being postponed and access to diagnostic tests at hospitals and clinics in B.C. is being reduced because of the loss of health-care workers who have not been vaccinated.
More than 4,000 health-care workers in B.C. who have not received at least one dose of vaccine were placed on unpaid leave on Tuesday. They have until Nov. 15 to get their first dose or they will be fired. In the meantime, the minister of health said health authorities have been working on plans to fill those vacancies.”
Make no mistake, while the BC government acts as if this is outside their control, they made a deliberate decision to weaken their own healthcare system by imposing vaccine mandates.
Obviously, the healthcare system needed those workers, otherwise they wouldn’t be having to postpone surgeries and tests.
Additionally, if unvaccinated workers had been causing massive spread of the virus, surely we would have heard about it by now and governments would have imposed mandates far sooner.
Of course, we know that both vaccinated and unvaccinated people can spread the virus, so that’s not the issue here.
The real issue is the demand for control and obedience.
The BC government was given a choice:
Maintaining their healthcare system, or punishing people for ‘disobeying’ the dictates of politicians.
Clearly, they chose the latter.
It’s a deeply shameful move, and wildly hypocritical.
In ‘justifying’ all the restrictions placed on our rights and freedoms, politicians said it was all about ‘protecting the healthcare system.’
But if that was truly the case, then removing 4,000 healthcare workers from the system would never even be considered as an option.
Instead, the ability for people to show natural immunity and/or rapid testing would suffice, with mandatory vaccination not required.
That would be the evidence-based, ‘following the science’ approach.
Yet, that again assumes those in power are acting in good faith, which they clearly are not.
Addicted to power
Over the past year-and-a-half, politicians and public officials have dramatically expanded their power.
Unfortunately, power is addictive.
“Power, especially absolute and unchecked power, is intoxicating. Its effects occur at the cellular and neurochemical level. They are manifested behaviourally in a variety of ways, ranging from heightened cognitive functions to lack of inhibition, poor judgement, extreme narcissism, perverted behaviour, and gruesome cruelty.
The primary neurochemical involved in the reward of power that is known today is dopamine, the same chemical transmitter responsible for producing a sense of pleasure. Power activates the very same reward circuitry in the brain and creates an addictive “high” in much the same way as drug addiction. Like addicts, most people in positions of power will seek to maintain the high they get from power, sometimes at all costs. When withheld, power – like any highly addictive agent – produces cravings at the cellular level that generate strong behavioural opposition to giving it up.”
This means we must acknowledge that the brains of those in power are almost certainly different than they were a year-and-a-half ago, different in such a way as to want more and more power.
Much of this enjoyment of exercising power comes from the coercion-punishment relationship.
Politicians have been able to coerce people into following their orders, and then punish those who refuse.
That’s already how political parties are structured, but now our entire society is increasingly structured in a similar manner.
Politicians can shut down businesses – targeting small businesses without lobbying power of course – can impose curfews, can decide who can gather – even in homes – can shut down religious gatherings, and can tell others not to go on vacation while they and their colleagues do so. Further, they can impose rules that others are severely punished for violating, while exempting themselves from punishment.
All of that has generated a huge rush of power, power which politicians don’t want to give up.
Politicians also realize that their expanded level of power hinges on the populace being afraid of a ‘crisis,’ hence why they are attempting to transition from covid to climate change as the ‘crisis’ that demands expanded state power and restricted individual freedoms.
Return to normal?
As we’ve seen above, the minds of many of our leaders are now addicted to power in a way they likely weren’t before, and thus they will not want to ‘return to normal,’ since a return to normal would mean a lower level of power.
This helps illuminate the foolishness of the COP26 Conference, where politicians will go and make pledges to weaken their own economies and expand state power, even as China’s continued increase in coal production renders it all meaningless.
The ‘crisis’ is only the excuse for doing what those in power want to do anyway: Expand their power even more.
Much of the public still hasn’t grasped this, as they still believe their governments have their best interests at heart.
For those who are aware of it, the pattern of events become more and more clear.
Whether it’s the weakening of our healthcare system to perpetuate a feeling of crisis and punish those who ‘disobey,’ the weakening of our energy sector and forced dependence on foreign countries, restrictions on free speech, or a huge increase in the money supply, the trend is toward less freedom, and more government control.
As people who can see this reality, it’s essential that we try to wake up as many people as we can and help others see the pattern behind the actions of those who seek to infringe expand their power at our expense.
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