Gentlemen, are you familiar with the works of a certain John Locke?
He was one of the premier English philosophers of his day, and was highly influential upon the Founding Fathers of the American Republic. He was well known for a number of ideas that he either came up with or reinterpreted from earlier philosophers. The major debates of political philosophy back in the 17th Century were basically between him and Thomas Hobbes. And, for a time, Locke’s thoughts about the innate freedom and rights of Man seemed to be winning.
Locke’s theories of political philosophy and good governance focused on contracts between parties and men. Specifically, he argued that the “divine right of kings” would not work as a long-term strategy for government, because ultimately the question of who inherits and controls the power and influence of government would fail to be resolved in satisfactory fashion after a particular point in time.
His ideas about contracts between men and between the State and the people was revolutionary at the time. His philosophical opposite, Thomas Hobbes, on the other hand, used to say that Man is such a broken and Fallen creature that the only way to ensure any kind of civilisation without mass slaughter and barbarism is to hold Man under absolute State control.
Put simply – overly so – Locke’s philosophy was one based on maximising human freedom, and Hobbes’s philosophy was one based on maximising safety.
The reason why I bring this up is because we are now in a time when governments around the world are becoming ever more Hobbesian. They have resorted to bribery, hectoring, bullying, propaganda, and even outright lies and deception in order to force us to take not-vaccines that do not immunise us against a disease that 99.8% of us will survive just fine.
Consider this: they threaten us with scare stories about how the Coof will result in poorly-defined “long COVID” for about 20% of the people who suffer it. Never mind that you can call pretty much any symptom that is not within “norms” for you a result of “long COVID”. If you suffer from fatigue, dizziness, loss of appetite or energy, hair loss, and difficulty with your sense of smell, then you have “long COVID”.
I’ve been working nearly flat-out for weeks now. I’m exhausted. As a result, when I’m on conference calls or talking to people, sometimes I blank out. My brain literally cannot get to the next word that I need. I also probably had the Coof, as I wrote about in some detail a few weeks ago.
Does that mean that I am afflicted with “long COVID”?
Nope. I’m back in the gym, lifting the same kinds of weights that I could lift before I got sick. My appetite, digestion, sense of smell, and everything else are completely back to normal and have been for weeks.
I don’t have a long-term disease. I’m simply really bloody tired.
Does that mean that “long COVID” doesn’t exist? I make no such claim. I have no doubt that some people do suffer long-term side-effects from the disease. I simply don’t think that we can believe one single thing that an overweening, out-of-control, incompetent, yet indisputably evil and stupid government tells us anymore.
Locke’s philosophies and ideas brought us human prosperity of an unparalleled degree. Hobbes’s philosophies will bring us nightmares and horrors. Yet it is Hobbes who is winning.
What, then, are we to do?
Simple: continue to resist. Do not back down. If you do not want to take the not-vaccine, don’t take it. Do not do what one of my friends did back in the States, and take the vaccine for the sake of your children. She took it because, if she didn’t, her daughter would not be able to go to play-dates with her friends, because the parents of her friends did not want to be around an unvaccinated person. If it comes to that… walk away and start over. You and your family will be better off.
Remember that the government has nothing much to fear from us refuseniks. They actually have a very great deal to fear from those who obeyed. When – not if – the long-term side effects (including the longest-term side effect of the lot – DEATH) become clear with the mRNA and adenovirus vaccines, the backlash will be overwhelming and brutal. It will be horrifying to watch.
And those who did this to us will deserve every last brickbat and machete-strike that they get.
On that rather heartwarming thought, let us turn to more pleasant matters. For it is Friday, after all, and that means that it is time to get in the mood for the weekend. So let’s get started.
This week’s lovely lissom lady is Alexandra Kay Svensson, aka Alex Kay. I can’t find much by way of biographical details about her, but she is American, apparently of Swedish extraction, and probably in her mid-to-late twenties. As you can see, she’s basically known for being a lingerie model and using her considerable assets to her advantage. And good for her. Given her obvious good looks, she might as well capitalise on them while they last.
Happy Friday, gentlemen. I’m off to hit the gym and get some exercise, and then will try to get to bed a little earlier and rest properly. Things are still extremely busy for me – hence the lack of any serious, let alone quality, posting – but that is coming to an end over the next few weeks, and then I will look forward to doing some real travelling. All the best to you and stay well, and sane, in this time of madness.