In Orwell’s classic parable of authoritarianism, 1984, Ingsoc, the all-powerful Party maintains Oceania in a constant state of war-against-all. “War”, Ingsoc’s motto runs, “is Peace”. Freedom, likewise, is slavery.

Today’s ruling Party has gone one better than 1984’s Ingsoc, though. Rather than having to constantly find new enemies and shift allegiances, today’s ruling elite has chanced upon the perfect enemy for its propaganda: perpetual, undefeatable and invisible.

There are pockets of public health experts and corporate media pundits who seem content to play out an endless cycle of pandemic porn. This runs contrary to what the majority of the population wants to watch and how most Americans are choosing to live their lives.

As we have been reporting at The BFD for well over a year, the evidence is absolutely clear that lockdowns do not work. Nonetheless, the elites in politics and bureaucracy, and their yapping media lapdogs, persist in maintaining the fiction – a fiction which conveniently means that they keep absolute, unchallengeable power.

Still, the evidence just keeps piling up.

As COVID cases and deaths in Michigan soar, under a #girlboss governor who received endless praise in New York Times puff-pieces, the free state of Texas is almost completely open, with full baseball stadiums, no mask mandates — and a steadily declining COVID death rate. Dr Anthony Fauci must be scratching his head at how this could possibly be.

Fauci is the grandfatherly American version of New Zealand’s pink-haired frightbat: a former bureaucratic non-entity who’s discovered that they very, very much enjoy being in the limelight.

Of course, Fauci is the same expert who praised Andrew Cuomo’s handling of managing the pandemic as well. He’s one of several public health officials who see their time at the podium possibly coming to an end. His tenure skipping from media outlet to media outlet, offering mixed messages on vaccines and a return to normalcy, is soon to expire.

An “emergency” finished is an existential crisis for a bureaucratic media tart. Like a barrel-girl whose game show faces the axe, they have to face the unenviable prospect of sliding out of the limelight and back to their former grey cubicle.

Consequently, Fauci is trying to keep the pandemic panic going, for all he’s worth.

When Business Insider asked Fauci if he saw himself attending indoor dining anytime soon, the good doctor said no, even though he is fully vaccinated. Movie theaters? That was also a no. Airplane travel? Nope. We don’t know if Fauci was speaking as a leading health expert and the top epidemiologist in the country, or simply an obsessive compulsive and raging hypochondriac.

Or a desperate bureaucratic megalomaniac?

But Fauci is not alone in issuing mixed messaging about getting the country back on track. Several mainstream media outlets aren’t quite ready to move on either.

Maybe this is just the insider-echo-chamber speaking: having spent 18 months trying to convince the rest of us that death lurks outside our own doors, only fended off by a layer of virtue-signalling masks, these idiots are starting to believe their own propaganda.

Or, are they just trying anything to keep the panic ramped to fever pitch – and themselves in the spotlight?

President Biden, who has been fully vaccinated for four months, still wanders around in a mask, as does the Vice President who shadows him at every turn. The media and the Biden administration want to tell everyone that the vaccines work, but are unwilling to demonstrate the perks of getting vaccinated. These people are not interested in returning to normal by the end of the year. That’s saying nothing of the antics by national teachers’ unions attempting to extort the public before allowing their members to return to classrooms.

As I’ve written several times, they are never going to let us go. Not by choice, anyway.

Dictators almost never give up absolute power voluntarily. That’s as true of Little Hitlers in labcoats as it is of Generalissimos in shiny boots.

One thing seems obvious as more and more people become immunized against both the virus and hesitant elites — life is going to resume whether the ruling class wants it to or not. As the institutional figureheads find excuse after excuse to prolong the pandemic, their several messaging missteps mean their words aren’t having the intended effect. Soon enough, the politicians, pundits and ‘experts’ will see that the American public is content to leave them behind and tune them out.

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At which point, they send the goon squad to kick down doors in people’s homes and churches. Until enough people stand up and say, “enough”. The Berlin Wall didn’t fall because people waited for the Stasi to change their minds.

If we’re ever going to be free of this pandemic lunacy, we must take our freedom back.

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We Will Always Be at War with Pandemica

Lushington D. Brady

Punk rock philosopher. Liberalist contrarian. Grumpy old bastard. I grew up in a generational-Labor-voting family. I kept the faith long after the political left had abandoned it. In last decade or...