The Worst Is Yet to Come: Contact Tracing, Immunity Cards and Mass Testing
The comments below are an edited and abridged synopsis of an article by John Whitehead
No one is safe, and no one is immune. That’s the message alongside every new piece of government propaganda, every new law that criminalizes otherwise lawful activity, every new surveillance camera, every sensationalist news story and every new reason why Americans should comply with the government’s attempts to trample the Constitution underfoot.
Covid-19 has taken a significant toll on the nation emotionally, physically and economically, but there are still greater dangers on the horizon. As long as the public continues to allow the government to trample their rights in the so-called name of national security, things will get worse, not better.
Now there’s talk of mass testing for Covid-19 antibodies, screening checkpoints, contact tracing, immunity passports, and snitch tip lines for reporting rule breakers to the authorities.
These steps are only necessary for a police state in its efforts to further undermine the Constitution, extend its control over the populace, and feed its appetite for ever-greater powers.
Whatever dangerous practices the government is allowed to carry out now—whether it’s in the name of national security or protecting America’s borders or making America healthy again—rest assured, these same practices can and will be used against you.
The war on Covid-19 will be a war on the American people, waged with all of the surveillance weaponry at the government’s disposal: thermal imaging cameras, drones, contact tracing, biometric databases, etc.
So when you talk about empowering government agents to screen the populace in order to control and prevent spread of this virus, what you’re really talking about is creating a society in which ID cards, round ups, checkpoints and detention centers become routine weapons used by the government to control and suppress the populace, no matter the threat.
This is also how you pave the way for a national identification system of epic proportions.
Whitehead discusses history of national ID cards in various countries, and concludes: “You may be innocent of wrongdoing now, but when the standard for innocence is set by the government, no one is safe. Everyone is a suspect. And anyone can be a criminal when it’s the government determining what is a crime. It’s no longer a matter of if, but when.”