FLASH: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Monday that he would issue an executive order forbidding local governments and businesses from requiring so-called “vaccine passports” to show proof that customers have been inoculated against the coronavirus.
Speaking to reporters at the White House Monday afternoon, Press Secretary Jen Psaki
outlined what role the Biden administration will play in developing a Wuhan coronavirus "Vaccine Passport" as private companies plan to bar unvaccinated people from public events, reported Katie Pavlich, writing for the Epoch Times.
The government, Ms. Psaki said, is merely providing guidance. "A determination or development of a vaccine passport or whatever you want to call it will be driven by the private sector. Ours will more be focused on guidelines that can be used as a basis."
A “basis” for what was left hanging.
This vaccine passport scheme reminds us of how the Leftist social media networks and other elements of “woke” corporatism are used to enforce the goals of the Democratic Party and their Socialist allies: By acting through private corporations, they try to neatly escape the strictures of the First Amendment to accomplish the goals of an anti-constitutional government.
Conservative commentators have been warning this could be on the horizon and in our review of Prof. Angelo Codevilla’s essay “American Exodus” that we previewed in yesterday’s CHQ we touched on the implications of such a scheme.
But the clearest clarion sounded against “vaccine passports” that we’ve yet seen didn’t come from a conservative (though there have been some good ones) it came from the somewhat tarnished academic and former Clinton advisor Naomi Wolf.
In a lengthy Twitter thread you can read through this link Dr. Wolf said that vaccine passports will be the “absolute end of the line for human liberty in the West.”
And she’s right.
As Dr. Wolf explained, “Once you agree to this platform any functionality can be loaded into it turning off and on access to society, goods, information, movement, based on your behavior.”
It’s not about virus, or even vaccine; it’s the data, said Wolf. “The vaccine is an excuse, a Trojan Horse, to get you to agree to a platform that is ALREADY 360-degree surveillance, geolocation, turns society off and on.”
Once this platform is ‘mandated’ you can no longer opt in or out of out as you do when you sign ‘I agree’ to terms and conditions on a website, warned Dr. Wolf.
You will be FORCED to ‘agree’ in order to work, socialize, travel, tweeted Dr. Wolf. “Then any functionality - social credit system that turns PayPal off and on based on your social media behavior, or restricts you to your home based on whether you saw ‘dissidents’, which it will know, or a forbidden play the night before, can be loaded onto it with NO PROBLEM, w/o any additional consent from you which you can’t revoke anyway.”
Finally, Dr. Wolf unrolled an historical analogy to how the Nazis created their databases of potential victims:
Lastly and as the granddaughter of a woman who lost brothers and sisters to the Holocaust, I don’t say this lightly: IBM is producing the NYS version. IBM’s German subsidiary in Nazi Germany built the forerunner of a digitized system like this, using punch cards, that first did exactly what ‘Vaccine Passport’ proposes - it separated Nazi Germany into a two-tier society, Jew and Aryan, using the technology of the day. Then IBM created the mechanized lists that allowed Jews to be rounded up swiftly, efficiently. Exactly same system, updated.
But before that, Nazis created exactly what ‘Vaccine Passports’ explicitly promise: separation of society into two tiers: the ‘clean’ (privileged, with access) and ‘unclean (restricted, stigmatized, marginalized). There is no going back once this platform unrolls; no escape.
Naomi Wolf is right – it’s not the vaccine, it’s the data, and once this platform rolls out there is no escape from the creation of a two-tiered society in which access to the joys and pleasures of modern life, and perhaps even its basic necessities will be withheld from those who are non-compliant, and deemed unclean because they have refused to bow to the oligarchy’s demands.
The arguments against the “vaccine passport” are the same as those made against other government list-making, such as gun registration; it’s not the list, but what an anti-constitutional government will inevitably do with the data that is the threat.
The time to say NO to any kind of “vaccine passport” is NOW. We urge conservatives to call the toll-free Capitol Switchboard (1-866-220-0044) to tell their Representative and Senators that they will refuse to participate in any anti-constitutional vaccine passport scheme and to demand they act to prohibit the federal government from creating or assisting in the creation of such a liberty-destroying regimen.
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