The following is a preview of “Fighting Lockdowns, Immunity Passports, and Travel Restrictions”, a chapter from the upcoming 2nd edition of How To Opt-Out of the Technocratic State. Order your copy beginning December 12, 2022!
In this chapter, I will focus on lockdowns, immunity or vaccine passports, and various travel restrictions. We will discuss how to prepare for these strategies, which are sure to be used against us again. First, let’s define what is meant by “lockdown” in relation what we saw the last two years. Incidentally, lockdown is a term used in correctional institutions to punish disobedient prisoners. Generally speaking, a lockdown involved the forced closure of businesses and schools, travel restrictions, and in the worst cases, limited ability to leave one’s home. The lockdowns were a convenient way to silence critics of COVID-19 policies by shutting down mass protests, as well as another method for advancing the technocratic digital dystopia. The forced closing of schools and businesses gave various industries an opportunity to sell surveillance technology like facial recognition cameras in an alleged effort to fight the spread of COVID-19.
Even with the days of COVID-1984 appearing to be fading away, we must remember that lockdowns will be used again. In fact, as early as September 2020, the term “climate lockdown” was used by Mariana Mazzucato, Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London, and Chair of the World Health Organization’s Council on the Economics of Health for All. Mazzucato wrote:
[U]nder a “climate lockdown,” governments would limit private-vehicle use, ban consumption of red meat, and impose extreme energy-saving measures, while fossil-fuel companies would have to stop drilling. To avoid such a scenario, we must overhaul our economic structures and do capitalism differently.
It should be clear that, regardless of the reason advanced, the lockdown tactic will be utilized again. Thankfully though, this is another area where COVID-1984 validated Konkin’s theories on counter-economics. As a result the closing of schools and businesses, more people sought products and services in the gray and black markets. For example, in the Chapter 10, I wrote about the nexus between the Freedom Cell Network and the homeschooling community. This community experienced a huge boost in response to the restrictive policies at schools and the push to conduct classes via electronic media. People felt the crunch of the state and the unpalatable education options, and opted to pursue an alternative outside of the state’s control. This is a perfect example of a legal counter-economic move within the gray market.
Another affirmation of Konkin’s theories pertains to freedom to travel. Travel restrictions imposed by governments and airlines led to the near-instantaneous creation of a counter-economy for forged versions of vaccination cards and PCR test results, which were needed to cross most international borders. Many people began sharing paper versions of vaccination proof from a number of different countries. Some people even sold actual official CDC cards that had been leaked by someone on the inside. I heard rumors that some visitors to Mexico used an easily-forged negative PCR test document to avoid having the real test probes shoved up their nostrils.
This illustrates the benefit of employing the Exit and Build strategy in nations that are “behind” in terms of technology and the advancing Technocratic State. Mexico, parts of Central and South America, and areas of Africa fit into this category, whereas most of the “modern” world has already succumbed to the reality of the Internet of Things, in which paper documents are rapidly disappearing. Building a life and community in the so-called developing world can at least buy space and time to mount a defense against the encroaching global Technocracy.
Some will argue that individuals who choose to use fake vaccination cards or PCR tests are tacitly condoning or participating in these systems. While I absolutely think this is a sound and logical argument, I also do my best not to judge the choices made by others in such times of high stress and intensity. However, now that we have seen what possibilities lie in front of us we ought to consider what we will do next time.
Imagine at the moment you are reading these words that the Great Reset plan is in a temporary pause, or as some see it, we are in the eye of the storm—the calm, if you will. There’s no way to know how much time you have, and it’s important not to live in fear or panic. It’s also important to recognize that the more steps you are taking to move away from the Technocratic State, the less reason there is to be in a state of anxiety. On the other hand, if you are fully aware of the situation we face and are choosing not to take action, well, that might be a reason to feel overwhelmed. Staying free is not easy, and it will require time, energy, money, and commitment.
So what will you do to prepare for a climate lockdown or another staged pandemic?
Read the rest of this essay on December 12, 2022 when we release the 2nd Edition of How To Opt-Out of the Technocratic State.