In this chapter, I will focus on lockdowns, immunity or vaccine passports, and various travel restrictions. We will discuss how to prepare for these strategies, which are sure to be used against us again. First, let’s define what is meant by “lockdown” in relation what we saw the last two years. Incidentally, lockdown is a term used in correctional institutions to punish disobedient prisoners. Generally speaking, a lockdown involved the forced closure of businesses and schools, travel restrictions, and in the worst cases, limited ability to leave one’s home.
(Excerpt from Fighting Lockdowns, Immunity Passports, and Travel Restrictions”, a chapter from the upcoming 2nd edition of How To Opt-Out of the Technocratic State. )
The lockdowns were a convenient way to silence critics of COVID-19 policies by shutting down mass protests, as well as another method for advancing the technocratic digital dystopia. The forced closing of schools and businesses gave various industries an opportunity to sell surveillance technology like facial recognition cameras in an alleged effort to fight the spread of COVID-19.
Even with the days of COVID-1984 appearing to be fading away, we must remember that lockdowns will be used again. In fact, as early as September 2020, the term “climate lockdown” was used by Mariana Mazzucato, Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London, and Chair of the World Health Organization’s Council on the Economics of Health for All. Mazzucato wrote:
[U]nder a “climate lockdown,” governments would limit private-vehicle use, ban consumption of red meat, and impose extreme energy-saving measures, while fossil-fuel companies would have to stop drilling. To avoid such a scenario, we must overhaul our economic structures and do capitalism differently.