Vaccine Passports – Keeping Us Safe or the End of Human Liberty?
Hello this is Darrell Castle with today’s Castle Report. Today is Friday, Good Friday as a matter of fact, April 2nd in the year of our Lord 2021. Since this is Good Friday, then this Sunday is Easter, the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Today, I will be talking about the ever-growing likelihood of nationwide internal passports being imposed on the once free American People.
The Castle Family is doing fine this Easter weekend as Joan and I will attend the sunrise service at our church Sunday morning. He lives, we believe, and since he does, we can face tomorrow and the growing Stalinist threat of the new government commonly known as the Biden administration. The family daughter will celebrate Easter in her own fashion in her adopted home of Los Angeles, California.
Technological … regress?
Technological innovation is evident everywhere today, but sometimes progress goes in reverse. When that happens, we forget things like what made us free and prosperous. Sometimes technology inhibits progress and then we become willing to trade our birthright of liberty for a mess of porridge. For example, the New York Governor is implementing the hated cold war, Stalinist, internal passport that prevents freedom of movement within the state of New York. The Biden Administration is contracting with private companies to create a nationwide internal passport system.
What do I mean by internal passport? You will need a form of passport like a passport to visit foreign countries, just to travel within the United States. Private firms are obviously being used to distance the administration from the publicity and to avoid constitutional issues. Just as government has long used the tech companies as fronts for the denial of free speech and to enact their censorship and propaganda programs it now will use private firms to prevent freedom of movement within the United States. This is not a theory because it is happening right now.
New York State vaccine passports rear their ugly heads
I was introduced to a very simple version yesterday when I received via email, instructions for attending the New York Yankees home opener at Yankee stadium. Arrive early because there will be long lines the email read and no one without proof of both vaccinations or a negative test within the proscribed time period will be admitted. That kind of thing is just the beginning. But it must be stopped and resisted with everything we have.
Naomi Wolf warns explicitly against vaccine passports
It doesn’t matter what you think about the vaccines because that is not the issue. The issue is the acclimatizing of people to the idea that to participate in society they need to comply with government mandates, and obtain government permission. That will create a caste system which we are required to welcome here in America. Naomi Wolf, interviewed on “The Next Revolution” with Steve Hilton puts it like this:
I am not overstating this. I can’t say it forcefully enough. This is literally the end of human liberty in the West if this plan unfolds as planned. Vaccine passports sound like a fine thing if you don’t understand what these platforms can do…It’s not about the vaccine. It’s not about the virus. It’s about your data. And once this rolls out you don’t have a choice about being part of the system. What people have to understand is that any other functionality can be loaded onto that platform with no problem at all. What that means is that it can be merged with your PayPal account. With your digital currency, Microsoft is already talking about merging it with payment plans. Your networks can be sucked up. It geolocates you wherever you go. Your credit history can be included. All your medical history can be included.
Other warnings – and platitudes – about vaccine passports
Naomi is not the only prominent person sounding the alarm about what is being installed. Marjorie Taylor Greene Republican from Georgia, speaking from the House floor on Wednesday afternoon said,
Perhaps more troubling than the ruling class telling Americans they must receive a vaccine in order to participate in normal life is the prospect of government colluding with monopolistic corporations to accrue private health data from American citizens and restrict their lives accordingly.
She went on to say that a vaccine passport is “Biden’s Mark of the Beast”1 and that any company that requires one is engaging in “corporate communism.” Vaccine passports would mandate your ability to be able to travel, your ability to be able to go to events, your ability to be able to buy and sell, under the guise to trying to keep everyone safe.
I would say that the better term is fascism whereby government controls and taxes corporations which then do government’s will. Benito Mussolini put it like this, “Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power.” The Washington Post, intending to serve as the government’s representative, reports that,
the White House is moving to soothe privacy and equity concerns about the development and deployment of so-called Vaccine passports that would enable the bearer to prove they’ve been inoculated against the Coronavirus.
Drug companies as State actors
The way the Post describes the government’s intentions is that they want to strike a balance by declaring the private sector will lead the effort to design the certificates while promising federal oversight to ensure that citizens are treated fairly. A White House adviser says that he knows it’s a tricky subject, but he is certain that people who have been vaccinated will want to demonstrate that vaccination in various forms.
My personal view and my opinion of the Post’s and the adviser’s comments is that their words are gobbledygook at best and complete horse manure at worst. The government is joining with the corporate world because it wants to hide behind the corporate veil while it savages the constitution at will. The Silicon Valley tech giants are used to this approach because they have been helping the government savage the constitution for a couple of decades now.
These companies, with the full cooperation of each succeeding administration, operate as the authoritarian gatekeepers of information and communication. They entwine themselves into our lives to such an extent that we come to believe that we can’t exist without them. They suppress information that doesn’t assist their preferred political candidate or political ideology. They de-platform all voices that do not compliantly accept the ruling elite position on each issue of the day.
Government control negates the private-actor status
At least its not the government, people will say, so private companies can do what they want. That’s nonsense as well because authoritarian rule by gigantic companies controlled by government is a definite threat to the liberty of all and it must be stopped. Remember that right now the government is handing over the reigns of your liberty to selected private corporations.
We are now in the earliest stages of this or in Doug Casey’s words we are in the eye of the hurricane. If we allow this project to go forward uncontested, then we will have surrendered control over our own private lives forever. The privacy concerns cannot be overstated. You will be required to have a cell phone app, which will be provided free by the federal government which of course is just corporate welfare by another name,
You will be required to have that app available for inspection wherever you go. Every time you are scanned it will create a digital record of your presence. It will allow the downloading of all information about you from what sites you visit to the most intimate details of your life. You will no longer be a sovereign individual, instead you will have allowed yourself to be converted into a wholly owned subsidiary of the all-powerful state.
Mask-mandates and lockdowns on the local level for the most part are just local politicians trying to use best efforts and follow their leaders’ instructions to serve their people. On the highest level they are, at their core, about government expanding power and giving the most control-obsessed, power mad, lying hypocrites among the human population the self-righteous ability to dictate the behavior of everyone else.
But there are some who resist vaccine passports
Fortunately, there are some resistors to the idea of vaccine passports. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis held a press conference to announce that he would be taking executive action to prohibit vaccine passports in the state of Florida.
We are not supporting doing any vaccine passports in the state of Florida. We want it available for all but mandated for none. We will not have COVID vaccines mandatory in Florida.
DeSantis has resisted federal mandates in Florida since the virus protocols began. Now, he resists the Orwellian concept of internal passport concocted by what passes for the Biden Administration. The governor said,
It’s completely unacceptable, you want to go to a movie theater, should you have to show that? No. You want to go to a game or a theme park? No, we’re not supportive of that.
Earlier this week I watched a video interview with Edward Snowden from his hideout in Russia. Mr. Snowden talked about how easy it would be for hackers both government and private to hack into cell phones and gather information or plant information. There are companies protected by the governments of the world, designed to gather information on or from any person or group that government sees as problematic Mr. Snowden said.
George Orwell weighs in
Remember what Orwell told us about politics back in 1948:
Politics is simple. The acquisition and retention of power. How can I acquire more power and how can I retain the power I have? For the politician to gain more power two conditions are needed. The people over whom we exercise power must be divided. The second condition is that the people must fear some outside threat. If these two conditions exist, people will give their leaders latitude in how they are governed and controlled.
I will add to Mr. Orwell’s words that governments constantly work to make sure those two conditions always exist. People must be focused by their leaders on something other than the fact that their leaders are stealing their property and their liberty. The few spread fear, anxiety, and terror to the many. The many believe them and offer their blood and treasure in exchange for leadership and guidance out of the fear and into some promised land at which they never arrive.
Happy Resurrection day
Finally, folks, governments are made up of some of the most despicable people on this earth. Not just our government but all of them, but this is Easter, and it is about Jesus not the government. Happy Easter folks, I hope you can enjoy it with your families.
At least that’s the way I see it.
Until next time folks,
This is Darrell Castle.
This article first appeared at the author’s own site. It appears here by permission.
See also this video
and this recent article by Bradlee Dean.
1 Literally, “a charagma, or cattle-brand-like stamp, by the authority of the oppressor.” St. John of Jerusalem described a one-world governmental dictator with the word therion. Which means a wild, man-eating ravener who would just as soon kill you as look at you. Earlier in the Work he authored, he describes this era as thlipsis. Which Bible translators render as “tribulation” but which actually means “oppression.”