Originally published as ‘The Road to Totalitarianism”
As a result of Covid-19, hitherto democratic countries are now becoming increasingly authoritarian, morphing into totalitarian dictatorships. Orwell must be turning in his grave.
By C.J. Hopkins
Waking Times & Consent Factory
August 5, 2021
With additional input from Lasha Darkmoon
in the form of an endnote, “We Are the New Slaves”
“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty.
The obedient must be slaves.”
— Henry David Thoreau
I’m not going to show you all those signs out again. People like me have been pointing them out, and reading them out loud, for 17 months now. Anyone who knows anything about the history of totalitarianism, how it incrementally transforms society into a monstrous mirror image of itself, has known since the beginning what the “New Normal” is, and we have been shouting from the rooftops about it.
We have watched as the New Normal transformed our societies into paranoid, pathologized, authoritarian dystopias where people now have to show their “papers” to see a movie or get a cup of coffee and publicly display their ideological conformity to enter a supermarket and buy their groceries.
We have watched as the New Normal transformed the majority of the masses into hate-drunk, hysterical mobs that are openly persecuting “the Unvaccinated,” the official “Untermenschen” [subhumans] of the New Normal ideology.
We have watched as the New Normal has done precisely what every totalitarian movement in history has done before it, right by the numbers. We pointed all this out, each step of the way. And I’m not going to reiterate all that again.
I am, however, going to document where we are at the moment, and how we got here . . .for the record, so that the people who will tell you later that they “had no clue where the trains were going” will understand why we no longer trust them, our rulers, and why we regard them as cowards and collaborators, — or worse.
Yes, that’s harsh. But this is not a game. It isn’t a difference of opinion. The global-capitalist ruling establishment is implementing a new, more openly totalitarian structure of society and method of rule. They are revoking our constitutional and human rights, transferring power out of sovereign governments and democratic institutions into the hands of unaccountable global entities that have no allegiance to any nation or its people.
That is what is happening. Right now! It isn’t a TV show. It’s actually happening.
The time for people to “wake up” is over.
At this point, you either join the fight to preserve what is left of those rights, and that sovereignty, or you surrender to the “New Normal,” to global-capitalist totalitarianism.
I couldn’t care less what you believe about the virus, or its mutant variants, or the experimental “vaccines.” This isn’t an abstract argument over “the science.” It is a fight! A political, ideological fight!
On one side is democracy. On the other side is totalitarianism. Pick a fucking side, and live with it.
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Anyway, here’s where we are at the moment, and how we got here, just the broad strokes:
It’s August 2021, and Germany gets tough on peaceful demonstrations against autocratic government policies. Other public assemblies, like the Christopher Street Day demo, one week ago, are still allowed. The outlawing of political opposition is a classic hallmark of totalitarian systems. It’s also a classic move by the German authorities, which will give them the pretext they need to unleash the New Normal goon squads on the demonstrators tomorrow.
[LD: See, Berlin court bans anti-lockdown protests].
In Australia, the military has been deployed to enforce total compliance with government decrees … lockdowns, mandatory public obedience rituals, etc. In other words, Australia is now de facto a martial law state. This is another classic hallmark of totalitarian systems.
In France, restaurant and other business owners who serve “the Unvaccinated” will now be imprisoned, as will, of course, “the Unvaccinated.”
The scapegoating, demonizing, and segregating of “the Unvaccinated” is happening in countries all over the world. France is just an extreme example.
The scapegoating, dehumanizing, and segregating of minorities—particularly the regime’s political opponents—is another classic hallmark of totalitarian systems.
In the UK, Italy, Greece, and numerous other countries throughout the world, this pseudo-medical social-segregation system is also being introduced, in order to divide societies into “good people” (i.e., compliant) and “bad people” (i.e., non-compliant).
The “good people” are being given license and encouraged by the authorities and the corporate media to unleash their rage on the “the Unvaccinated,” to demand our segregation in internment camps, to openly threaten to viciously murder us. This is also a hallmark of totalitarian systems.
And that, my friends, is where we are now.
We didn’t get here oversight, as I said. We got here slowly. Incrementally. In tiny little steps that were barely noticeable over the last year and a half.
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And now, here we are, where we have been heading all along, clearly, unmistakably heading, directly into The Approaching Storm, or possibly global civil war.
This isn’t the end of the road to totalitarianism, but I’m pretty sure we are in the home stretch.
It feels like things are about to get ugly. Very ugly. Extremely ugly.
Those of us who are fighting to preserve our rights, and some basic semblance of democracy, are outnumbered, but we haven’t had our final say yet.
And there are millions of us, and we are wide awake.
So pick a side, if you haven’t already. But, before you do, maybe look back at the history of totalitarian systems, which, for some reason, never seem to work out for the totalitarians, at least not in the long run.
I’m not a professional philosopher or anything, but I suspect that might have something to do with some people’s inextinguishable desire for freedom, and our willingness to fight for it, sometimes to the death.
This kind of feels like one of those times.
Sorry for going all “Braveheart” on you, but I’m psyching myself up to go get the snot beat out of me by the New Normal goon squads tomorrow, so I’m a little, you know, overly emotional.
Seriously though, pick a side. Now. Or a side will be picked for you.
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We Are the New Slaves
by Lasha Darkmoon
To my mind, this headline in yesterday’s Daily Mail was sickening evidence that Orwell’s dystopian vision in Nineteen Eighty-Four had finally reached Britain under its new tinpot dictator Boris Johnson:
NOW ALL OVER-12s COULD BE JABBED
AND OVER-16s WON’T NEED
PARENTS’ CONSENT FOR VACCINE
The article states:
“Healthy children as young as 12 are likely to be offered Covid jabs, scientific advisers said last night. Vaccine officials yesterday confirmed that doses will be offered within weeks to all 16 and 17-year-olds — and THEY WILL NOT NEED PARENTAL CONSENT.”
This is a sure recipe for creating tension between parent and child: telling the child it can safely ignore its parents’ advice if the advice happens to conflict with government diktats. Diktats that are totally undemocratic. In effect, the State is driving a wedge between parent and child in nominating itself as substitute parents—in loco parentis—thereby depriving the child’s real parents of any influence or authority within their own homes.
Where does it end?
If a liberal government, to take a bizarre example, should order collective masturbation classes in schools every morning—with the Orwellian slogan “An orgasm a day keeps the doctor away!”—what would most decent parents think of this satanic propaganda for child sexual addiction?
Compulsory masturbation classes for all children, after all, could well become a substitute for religious education—behaviour modification as practised by a Cultural Marxist state hellbent on imposing atheism and hedonistic humanism on its helpless citizens.
Enslavement by any other name. No wonder so many youngsters are now committing suicide.
But let’s not harp on about sex. Or some silly sausage will start accusing me of being a Victorian prude, wanting to cover up piano legs next, as a safety measure against male lust.
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As readers of Orwell’s great novel will remember, children in Nineteen Eighty-Four begin to snoop on their own parents and report them to the authorities for political incorrectness—for example, for reading the wrong books, criticising the government, or for unmentionable “thought crimes”.
Simply being against the government and its open contempt for democratic norms will soon be seen as a form of terrorism. You’ll be put on a Black List or dossier, if you’re not on one already, for refusing to accept your Covid jab. Your children, once conned into vaccination by the State, against your will, will then be forcibly separated from you. This follows logically. Because how can you and your children share the same house, and eat at the same table with you, if your children have been safely vaccinated and you—you disgustingly selfish and moronic terrorist!—have refused the benign offerings of Big Brother?
There have already been numerous reports of children being encouraged to snitch on their parents to local Councils (or to their teachers) if their parents show troublesome signs of nonconformity.
Personally, I am dead against things like littering the countryside with garbage—who isn’t?—but the last thing I would expect is for some snotty little brat (aged 9-12) to inform the authorities that his mother spat her chewing gum out of the car window and therefore deserves a stiff fine.
Children like this, in my humble opinion, need to be shipped off to another planet. (Sorry, can’t say that. No longer allowed. )
Britain’s new tinpot dictator, Boris Johnson, rumoured to be a crypto-Jew of Turkish origin, wants children to report their parents to the government if they don’t toe the line and behave like model citizens. (See Tory Revolt over State Plans to use Child Spies against their Parents.)
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What is even more galling is that there is one rule for the general public, who can be severely punished for breaking the law , including draconian fines amounting to £10,000 ($13, 875), whereas the political elite, including the prime minister himself, have broken the law repeatedly and received no punishment whatever.
Only yesterday we learnt that the government’s Climate tsar, Alok Sharma, jetted tens of thousands of miles to 30 nations in the last seven months and never isolated himself even once afterwards.
He had visited six countries on the forbidden “red list” and been given a ministerial exemption from hotel quarantine each time. Ordinary travellers face fines of £10,000 if they break travel quarantine rules.
Days after returning from red list Bangladesh, this Cabinet minister of Indian origin (pictured) met Prince Charles indoors without a mask, and then went on to visit a primary school. (See The Daily Mail, August 6, 2021, The Height of Hypocrisy).
You can’t make this up.
Orwell’s gloomy pronouncement is well worth considering: “Maybe this world is another planet’s hell.”