COVID authoritarianism sweeps Europe
Europeans have watched the slapstick spectacle of Britain’s pingdemic and drawn their own conclusion: they will not let vaccine refuseniks queer the pitch for everybody else, or prevent the full reopening of the economy.
The unvaccinated will be shut out of normal life, progressively demonised, and stripped of civil rights for the greater good of the majority. A new political fault-line is emerging in Europe.
“Those who have been vaccinated will definitely have more freedom than those who have not been vaccinated. The state has the duty to protect the health of citizens,” said Germany’s cabinet minister, Helge Braun.
If and when the delta wave hits Germany in earnest – he fears 100,000 cases a day by September, just in time for the election – the unjabbed will face exclusion from restaurants, cinemas, stadia, and so forth. “The risk for everybody else is too high,” he said.
Mr Braun said a “classic lockdown” is no longer needed because the vaccinated and those with antibodies no longer play a relevant role in infection. The corollary is that the unvaccinated will indeed be locked down, indefinitely and harshly, until the fourth wave is over. The urgent imperative is to avoid the collapse of supply chains and anything that could abort economic recovery. “We can already see that happening in Great Britain,” he said.
The lurch towards majoritarianism, and the mobilisation of the state against a nonconformist minority (what would Hannah Arendt have thought?), is taking hold across all the major states of Europe.
Right from the start of the pandemic, Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry said that covid-19 would push Europe in a more authoritarian direction:
One of the most important effects of the global panic over covid-19 has been almost overlooked. Europe’s response to the pandemic is accelerating the fulfillment of one of the most crucial end-time prophecies of your Bible!
The coronavirus is hastening the arrival of the prophesied Holy Roman Empire.
This church-state union has ruled Europe for centuries. But previous inquisitions, religious wars, crusades and the Holocaust have been a mere foreshadow of what the Bible calls the “Great Tribulation” (Matthew 24:21).
The Bible says 10 kings will rise in Europe in this end time, led by one overarching strongman. These kings will form the Holy Roman Empire.
The coronavirus pandemic is helping usher in these 10 kings!