Which Is Worse: King George III’s Stamp Act or Bill Gates III’s Digital Certificates?

Truthstream Media

We the People have not come this far just to regress back into serfdom and subservience.

We the People will not be ruled over by modern digital kings, anymore than the colonists were willing to submit to a tax wherein they were not only burdened, and denied due representation… but under which every last aspect of their colonial lives would have been regulated and controlled.

It is no exaggeration to say that today — if something as odious as a “digital certificate” or any other forced-proof of compliance were instituted — that we would be facing something not only as bad as the 1765 Stamp Act, but magnitudes worse.

What has been suggested, and surely is being attempted, is nothing short of an ‘authorization gate’ to control and lock us out of our ordinary, physical ‘base reality’ lives.

But those aspects of life not only predate computers, the Internet and the men-who-would-be-kings, but they outweigh them. Our rights and freedoms are inherent — not granted by a piece of paper, and damn sure not to be given back to us by digital overlords with a penchant for power and absolute control.

Whereas far too many people remain stuck in the ‘whatever it takes to prevent a crisis’ mindset, We the People need to urge them to see the truth about what is at stake — the base liberties and freedoms that belong to us all, and are not to be sold and given away under the pretenses of ‘health and safety’ and etc.…

COVID-19: How 3 Prior Pandemics Triggered Massive Societal Shifts

Consortium News

Andrew Latham begins with the Antonine and Cyprian twin plagues, which ravaged the Roman Empire and gave rise to Christianity. 

Before March of this year, few probably thought disease could be a significant driver of human history.

Not so anymore. People are beginning to understand that the little changes Covid-19 has already ushered in or accelerated – telemedicine, remote work, social distancing, the death of the handshake, online shopping, the virtual disappearance of cash and so on – have begun to change their way of life. They may not be sure whether these changes will outlive the pandemic. And they may be uncertain whether these changes are for good or ill.

Three previous plagues could yield some clues about the way Covid-19 might bend the arc of history. As I teach in my course “Plagues, Pandemics and Politics,” pandemics tend to shape human affairs in three ways.

First, they can profoundly alter a society’s fundamental worldview. Second, they can upend core economic structures. And, finally, they can sway power struggles among nations.

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