Coronavirus: Thread

grarpamp grarpamp at
Wed Aug 11 06:36:54 PDT 2021
Despite massive protests against the measures, Italy is set to extend
its vaccine passport system to public transport and schools from
September 1st.

What Would Our Economy Look Like In The Shadow Of Vaccine Passports?

Yes, it’s an official concern now. The mainstream media and the Biden
Administration have gone from suggesting that Covid vaccinations would
“not be mandated” to saying they “should be mandated.” This means
several very uncomfortable consequences are on the way for our economy
and the nation as a whole. Remember, the federal government already
decided it’s legal for companies to require coronavirus vaccines.

The most obvious next step: A mandatory “vaccine passport” certifying
its holder has gotten the recommended injections.

The assertion by the establishment is that life would simply go back
to normal as long as you comply and get your shots like a good

But from what I have seen even some people who have taken the vaccines
voluntarily do not want a passport system in place, and for good
reason. Should a mandatory vaccine passport system be implemented,
life will never be normal again.

Vaccine passports are not a panacea

First we have to take into account the fact that there will never be a
100% vaccination rate in the U.S.; not even close. With a number of
states at or below a 50% vaccination rate, there is a question of
practicality regarding vaccine passports. Such a program would mean
that around half the country could be put in the position of hearing
they have no right to employment or possibly even general interaction
in trade because they won’t take the experimental jab.

The real concern with a vaccine passport has nothing to do with
coronavirus, or herd immunity, or saving lives. It’s a tool of
control. Like the Soviet Union’s communist party membership card, it’s
an official document that demonstrates compliance to authority. It’s a
tool to divide the U.S. population.

If this autocratic diktat was directed at a tiny minority of people
within the population, it might work at frightening them into
accepting the vaccinations; to go along to get along. But, with
hundreds of millions of people saying “no way,” history tells us the
more pressure applied the more rebellion is inspired.

Second, we have to consider what the immediate economic and financial
effects will be in light of this conflict. For example, look at the
amount of relocation and migration that has happened in the U.S. in
the past year alone. Many millions of people have escaped from
predominantly blue states based on political and social factors; and
the covid mandates and lockdowns are a big part of what inspired most
people to leave.

As has been well documented, blue states are much slower in recovering
economically when compared to red states with less restrictions. Not
only that, but money moves with people. This is a hard reality.
Conservative states are seeing ample cash inflows from tourism and
mass migration while blue states are bleeding tax revenues. In light
of this revelation, red states are going to ask themselves this

    “Why would we commit economic suicide like the blue states by
following their example? Wouldn’t vaccine passports be the equivalent
of blue state covid mandates times a hundred?”

But let’s say for a moment that vaccine passports were somehow
implemented everywhere in the country at the same exact time. What
would happen then?
Economic consequences of a vaccine passport mandate

Well, the amount of bureaucracy that would be added between the
average consumer and everyday trade would be immense, and with red
tape comes a slowdown in business.

Whole new wings of the government would have to be created to track
and enforce vaccine passports rules (I say “rules” because none of the
mandates have ever been passed into law or voted on by the public).
Regular inspections of businesses would have to be enacted, and new
taxes would have to be created to pay for the system. The amount of
space and employees needed to meet new standards for retailers would
increase in order to check every customer that comes through the door
for a passport.

Also, let’s not forget that many thousands of people in multiple
states have had “breakout” covid infections despite being fully
vaccinated, which means rules on social distancing and masking will
also still be in place. The amount of capital that a business owner
would have to spend to meet the government requirements would continue
to rise while their profits would continue to fall. Eventually, the
majority of small businesses would close, just as we saw during the
first series of lockdowns.

Smaller businesses, which represent about half of the U.S. retail
economy, would be under so much stress from maintaining the proper
restrictions and adding infrastructure that they simply would not be
able to compete with major corporations and Big Box stores.

The end result would be the complete disintegration of the small
business sector (except perhaps online retailers). Only national and
international conglomerates would be left behind to provide
brick-and-mortar services to the public, and of course many millions
of jobs would be lost in the process.

Less competition means ever increasing prices and a lower quality of
goods and services.

Simply put, vaccine passports could result in the death of what’s left
of the free market as we know it. The majors will know they have the
public by the scruff of the neck, so why bother trying anymore? They
can throw us scraps from the table and we would have to take them and
be happy with what we get.
Practical alternatives to the death of the free market

Then again, there is a central factor that tends to arise when
restrictions on the economy are put in place – The black market, or
what I would call “alternative markets”.

When governments restrict domestic trade and limit consumer
participation based on frivolous requirements, people don’t just roll
over and submit. Instead, they find other ways to get the things they
need more freely. This means black market trade or barter markets,
alternative currencies and sometimes entire underground economies.

Free markets will not be denied. And this is where the government
disguise of humanitarianism will really fall away and true tyranny
will be revealed.

Anyone rational would say that people trading with each other on an
individual or community basis is perfectly normal, but under medical
tyranny such trade would be treated as an ultimate crime. By providing
services for each other, common people would be “opening the door” to
survival outside of the system, and if survival is possible, then
non-vaccination is possible. Therefore, the argument will be made by
the establishment that alternative economies need to be eliminated
“for the good of society as a whole.” There is always an excuse for

With a large portion of the population seeking a means to live without
oppression, alternative markets will thrive, and the government will
make war on them. Which means the people will be forced to make war on
the government. It’s inevitable under every scenario. But in the
meantime, barter and trade will continue without vaccine passports and
there’s not much that governments can do to stop it.

I have little doubt that precious metals will become go-to commodities
for trade as a currency, just as they always have in times of crisis.
All trade systems need a universal mechanism with inherent value to
back it, otherwise more and more steps are added in the trade cycle
and it becomes more difficult to conclude each transaction. Straight
barter will be useful, but so will precious metals (especially gold
and silver) along with other hard commodities with intrinsic value and
Economic disaster followed by an economic renaissance

What I see in the near future is economic disaster in the wake of any
attempt at a vaccine passport system. Millions will lose their jobs or
quit their jobs in protest. Small businesses will disappear under the
weight of bureaucracy and constant scrutiny. The quality of goods and
services will suffer as competition shrivels. But I also see the birth
of a whole new economic system outside of the mainstream control grid.
I see true free markets returning, and eventually, I see full blown

What I suggest is that people get ready for this eventuality. We need
to become producers again, rather than mere consumers. In order to
position ourselves for success in the new trade environment we have to
be able to make necessities, repair necessities or teach necessary
skills. Those that are able to do this will do very well within
alternative markets. And, of course, those that stock preparations and
buy gold and silver will also have a safety net as the current economy
is slowly crushed under the weight of covid mandates.

Finally, if you find yourself today in a heavily restricted city,
county, or state, I suggest leaving now while you still can to a safer
and more free place with more liberty minded people. Time is running
out fast.

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