In country after country, governments are coercing citizens to get the jab. People are systematically being excluded, not just from the pleasures of society (bars, nightclubs, gyms), but also from the essentials (jobs, groceries, medical treatment, fuel), in addition to being subjected to punitive fines.
In Austria, where vaccines will soon be mandatory, people must show their papers. Germany is planning to go down this path, too. In Slovenia and Dhanbad, India, you cannot get gas for your car unless you're vaccinated. In Greece, they fine unvaccinated people over $100 per month. In Australia's Northern Territory, there are concentration camps for people who might have COVID. And of course, tens of thousands of Americans are losing their jobs for refusing to get the jab.
It's important to remember that this vaccine fanaticism exists even though it's unquestionable now that people who are vaccinated can both catch COVID and infect others. The vaccines have, at best, a minimal effect on the omicron variant (which hasn't stopped Biden and Fauci from doubling down on vaccine demands), something we know because so many of the newly diagnosed cases of the omicron variant are in vaccinated people.
So: A disease that's eminently treatable; a vaccine that's not very effective, especially against the omicron variant; the same vaccine has unusually high risks; and government officials are high on the drug of totalitarianism.
Into this environment steps Ursula von der Leyen, the head of the E.U. commission, who wants all of Europe to follow Austria's path with forced vaccinations, never mind that doing so would mean vaccinating unwilling people, violating the Nuremberg Code:
European Union countries should consider mandatory vaccination to combat Covid and the Omicron variant, the head of its Commission has said.
Ursula von der Leyen said vaccines would be crucial in the fight against the "highly contagious" new variant.
Some two dozen countries have reported cases of Omicron, and the EU has tightened travel restrictions since it was first reported earlier this month.
"How we can encourage and potentially think about mandatory vaccination within the European Union? This needs discussion. This needs a common approach, but it is a discussion that I think has to be led," she told a news conference in Brussels.
Only individual EU states can enforce vaccine mandates and some are already taking steps in that direction.
Jordan Peterson knew exactly what to make of this dictatorial madness:
In March 2020, the world's political leaders were trying their best in an information vacuum. Now, however, we are seeing an Iron Curtain of COVID totalitarianism falling across the Western world — and we'd better say "no" before the dark night of fascism finally falls on America, too.