Time and time again throughout the last three years we have heard of politicians and their aides and advisors ignoring their own lockdown laws in 2020. (And if the police can arrest you for breaking it then it’s a law not a rule.)
Now, film has emerged of UK Government aides dancing and partying while members of the public were told they couldn’t mix with others or visit relatives in hospital. A video now widely available shows Conservative party activists at a Christmas party while the covid restrictions were in force. Boris Johnson, the former British Prime Minister, is out of the House of Commons and in disgrace because an investigation concluded that he lied about attending a party.
This, and the many other examples of people in power ignoring the law, show one thing: no one in Government took the covid warnings seriously. They knew that covid was not a killer. They knew there was nothing to be afraid of. They knew there was another motive for the lockdown laws.
At the beginning of the simulated panic over the fake covid pandemic, governments all around the world chose the same option and used a word traditionally used in prisons to summarise their decisions. They announced that they were introducing lockdowns to control the movement of populations and, they claimed, to reduce the spread of what had by then been officially labelled as no more dangerous than the traditional annual flu – a disease which the World Health Organization had reported can result in 650,000 deaths in a six month flu season in a bad year.
Lockdowns were introduced without there being any evidence that they would be of value and, indeed, against all the available evidence that they would do untold harm. When infectious diseases cause problems it is traditional to insist that those who are infected are isolated and kept away from those who are healthy. This is how quarantine works. Locking up the healthy in order to protect them from the sick, or to prevent the spread of disease, was known to be irrational and it wasn’t difficult to see that it would do considerably more harm than good, though that, of course, was always the plan.
(One surprise, incidentally, was that within hours of the lockdowns being introduced thousands of tills in hundreds of supermarkets were all equipped with neat, specially made plastic screens. It was almost as if they knew.)
Here is what I wrote about lockdowns in my book Coming Apocalypse which I published in April 2020:
‘It will take generations to escape from the chaos and economic misery caused by this absurdly hysterical overreaction. Indeed, the economic chaos facing us all is so great that, among the wildest conspiracy theories is the notion that the whole fiasco is merely a cover to destroy capitalism and satisfy climate change campaigners.’
‘The long-term effect of the most egregiously stupid public policies in history, and the failure of public health management, will be to take many nations back into the Dark Ages. The appallingly designed solution will ensure that countries which have ventured into the absurd lunacy of lockdowns will cause chaos and destroy capitalism in just the way the climate change campaigners were demanding.’