My name is Graham and I am barred from restaurants, bars and an increasing number of public places because I refuse to subscribe to the #NewNormal official Covidian ideology.
As has been clear for well over a year, the purpose of the lockdowns was, in addition to totalitarian control and massive wealth transfer through destruction of small businesses, to offer “vaccines” (experimental gene therapies) as a passport to freedom.
This process has advanced seemingly inexorably albeit at different rates around the world. Israel set the pace by enforcing jabs and “Green passes” some months ago, and already millions of Israelis are finding the passport to freedom is only temporary, requiring boosters every 6 months at least. Many will soon be having their 4th jab.
“They won’t ban you from restaurants, not in Slovakia” one of my students assured me earlier in the year, but that is exactly what they are now doing. It was always inevitable it would come here too, but still shocking to be refused service for the first time, as happened to us last weekend. More surprisingly, this was on an outside terrace which was otherwise full. Many if not most restaurants and bars around Bratislava and presumably the whole country now display “OTP” signs giving entry only to those showing proof of being fully jabbed, with a current test (48hrs) or within 6 months recovery from Covid.
This is not yet universal, and there are certainly places who do not yet discriminate. At least one cinema specifically advertises no restrictions. Nor is it clear that posting a sign necessarily means it will be enforced- at least not yet. It is inevitable however that restrictions will tighten in the coming weeks, and police inspections have been reported in some parts of the country.
Vaccination rates in the Bratislava are claimed to be over 75%, while outside the country they are much lower, probably less than 50%, as is general support for the government and Covid restrictions in general. There is a clear class divide between the young urban professionals and well-off “Bratislava cafe” society of the city who can comfortably work from home, and the ordinary working people who tend to show as elsewhere that having higher education is likely to make you more, not less vulnerable to propaganda and subservience to government diktats. As is probably the case in many ex-Soviet countries, there is also a pervasive fatalistic attitude of doing the bare minimum to get around or satisfy irrational and oppressive government mandates while continuing with daily life as normally as possible.
So far, Slovakia has remained relatively free compared to many other parts of the world. France, Cyprus, Italy, New York, Australia and many other places have had far more restrictive use of the “health pass” for some time. Italy recently became the first country to mandate jabs for all workers, while tens of thousands of health workers in France, New York and the UK have been or are soon to be fired for resisting the #NewNormal. In Romania, a curfew from 8pm-5am applies to the unvaccinated only. There seems no limit to the degree of coercion governments are prepared to use to get the population jabbed. They seem to be intent on literally starving us into submission.
This article gives a detailed account of the situation in Lithuania, where a pass is needed to access nearly all public spaces including most shops, is mandated by many companies for their employees, and is also a requirement for accessing medical care and other official state services.
Restaurants and bars also strictly enforce the Opportunity Pass. A small cafe doesn’t have the manpower of a huge business to put guards at the door to stop you from entering. But staff are strict in asking for your documents before you order. For example, I’ve confirmed that every restaurant and cafe in my area requires the Opportunity Pass and refuses service to non-Pass holders.
Most enforcement is done by private businesses, but government inspectors also conduct spot checks. For example, a local restaurant owner told me that inspectors unexpectedly entered his place last week. Using a scanning app, the inspectors went from person to person to verify that everyone in the restaurant – customers and staff – had a valid Opportunity Pass and matching ID. Fortunately for the restaurant owner, he’s strict about barring non-Pass holders, so the inspectors found that every person did indeed have a valid Opportunity Pass. If anyone didn’t, the owner would have been fined.
In Switzerland, France and Canada, protesters- vaxxed and un-vaxxed alike, have responded by hosting their own picnics outside empty restaurants demanding the pass. In New York, groups of determined people have entered diners en masse demanding to be served.
The media rhetoric is reaching extremely dangerous levels, with calls for the unvacciinated to be denied work, medical care, education or any role in society at all. Here is Jeremy Vine, a well-known UK TV presenter, calling for the unvaccinated to be held down and forcible injected:
There can be no rational reason for Vax passes other than for state surveillance. If the vax works, those who need it and want it are protected. If it doesnt work, medical apartheid based on vax status clearly has no purpose. The absurd claims by many officials and “health advisors” that there may be a “pandemic of the unvaccinated” when the jabbed are just as likely to spread it, is a complete denial of natural immunity, almost certainly more robust and broader than the vaccine- otherwise why would regular boosters be needed? Testing for immunity would have been a perfectly sensible alternative approach, should such a thing be necessary for a disease with a 99.7% survival rate, but has apparently not shown up on the radar of our leaders or their advisory panels. Many experts believe the vaccines are ineffective against variants, that those who have had Covid could be much more at risk from adverse events, and that in any case there was already widespread pre-existing immunity in the population. This is after all a coronavirus, in the same family of viruses as the common cold.
There is every indication the endgame will be a Chinese social credit style system, with the health pass linked to every aspect of your life including digital currency, allowing the government to track and control citizens to an extent previously only dreamt of by megalomaniacal tyrants.
There is abundant evidence, and official acknowledgment, that the quackcine does not prevent infection or transmission, making any such segregation entirely redundant. An unvaccinated but immune through previous infection or cross-immunity from other coronaviruses in the past will be excluded from a restaurant which a vaccinated but virus-spreading individual is welcome in. These mandates are clearly not about health, but about governments pimping for Big Pharma, who are making hundreds of billions by essentially replacing human’s natural immunity with an untested and extremely dangerous product which will have to be injected into everyone repeatedly just to stand still.
By instigating unprecedented draconian lockdowns and removing fundamental human rights overnight for indefinite periods, governments around the world have been able to hold their populations to ransom, luring them into digital slavery through mandatory injections that are confirmed by digital mobility licenses. Many political leaders have either been bought by the pharmaceutical companies, or are being blackmailed.
Moreover the shots have caused tens of thousands of deaths and likely millions of adverse events including many serious and life-changing. The jabs are now being aimed at increasingly young children who are at no risk from the disease, with some dying and teenage boys in particular being at risk from myocarditis among many other adverse health events. In order to achieve this, governments are luring them in with promises of “freedom” to participate in sports and events that are in reality their birthright.
The New Normal bio-surveillance state will bring an apartheid that is already transforming free democracies into hideous tyrannies around the world. People I have spoken with over the past few months who largely go along with every aspect of Covidian government over-reach insist that such mandates are nothing new, that showing your health status- until just last year considered sacrosanct and protected by GDPR- to get a cup of coffee is no different from (largely) compulsory childhood vaccines, or paying taxes (sic) or are not really mandatory anyway- “it’s entirely your choice.” Even now, with some companies requiring weekly testing and masks even for the double-jabbed, sheep-like compliance seems wide-spread. Will more people wake up after the third, fourth and fifth shot? We can assume that yes, many will, but not necessarily enough or soon enough. Far too many people seem still asleep, unaware or unconcerned at the drastic and possibly irreversible changes that are taking place within their society, changes which will fundamentally change citizen’s relationship with each other as well as to the state.
Beyond any debate about the science and efficacy of vaccines, stands the fundamental inalienable fact of individual bodily sovereignty. For governments to have the right to mandate such medical interventions on every man, woman and child represents a reversal of democratic liberal values so extreme as to be beyond anything previously imaginable. Obviously if governments can do this, they can force you to take any medical treatment. Forced sterilisation? Medical experiments? Forced organ transplants? Though these might sound extreme, they all have uncomfortable precedents.
It is time to learn from history and reject the #NewNormal.