If the Great Lockdown served to suspend society, the Great Lockout will become the proposed lifting of this suspension. Put another way, lockdowns were meant to push people out and away from a frozen society; lockouts will seek to thaw society and pull people back in. But this pull factor will come with conditions, and it is through these conditions that the Establishment will not only maintain its iron grip of control, but increase it.
At the present time it appears magical medical juice will be the linchpin that keeps the totalitarian wheel spinning. Yes, the world can be your oyster again, but only if you take the magical medical juice and adhere to all the complex and intrusive bureaucratic and surveillance mechanisms installed to support it. Do that you, and the Establishment will ensure you are "locked into" the System.
Don't want the magical medical juice? No problem, but refusal will guarantee you are "locked out" of the system. You can then proceed to live the isolated and solitary life of a clam.
Well, I am thrilled to report that the Hungarian government - that great defender of based Christianity and nationalism - is currently implementing measures that effectively mirror what I have noted above:
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in a radio interview on Friday announced that 3.5 million people have been vaccinated in Hungary, paving the way for outdoor venues to open from Saturday morning. Orbán told public broadcaster Kossuth Radio that by the middle of next week around four million shots will have been administered, and a wide range of services will be available for people with vaccine certificates.
Venues open to people with certificates will include theaters, cinemas, museums, dance and music venues, circuses, gyms, zoos, spas and swimming pools, sports venues and adventure parks, the prime minister said. It will also be possible to use the indoor areas of hotels and restaurants, he added. The country, he said, will be opened up gradually.
That, ladies and gentlemen, is the tyranny of none are safe until all are safe in action.
Those who have voluntarily received the peck will get to return to some semblance of social life, with circuses and zoos to boot! And for those who have not volunteered for the peck? Very simple - no zoo for you!
Over the past four months, the government has succeeded in terrorizing over one-third of the population into getting pecked via non-stop coverage of high death tolls and killer mutant strains.
Now Orbán and crew have shifted gear. Note the timing of this latest announcement. It's spring here. The days are becoming longer and warmer. People want to get out and do things. The kids are getting restless. Teenagers who have been locked up for a better part of a year want to take dates to movies.
And it's all there just waiting for you . . . if you agree to roll up your sleeve.
Those who do not roll up their sleeves will be considered bio-hazards and will be effectively treated as such. In my particular case, I have learned to live without theaters, cinemas, museums, dance and music venues, circuses, gyms, zoos, spas, swimming pools, sports venues, and adventure parks.
But what about grocery stores? Banks? My place of employment?
This summer promises to be exceptionally interesting.
Note added: The lockout measures described above are not limited to Hungary; other countries have implemented or are in the process of implementing similar regulations.