Bill Muehlenberg – Vaccine Passports, Big Brother, and Second-Class Citizens

Why is it that Hollywood can sometimes get things right while our political class does not? Specifically, it seems that some movie makers may be far more prescient and perceptive when it comes to possible dangers that lie ahead than most of our rulers are.

Consider the area of bioethics and how things can pan out if we are not careful. Plenty of flicks have been warning about the negative directions we can head in with the various new biomedical technologies. A classic film in this regard is Gattaca.

Released in 1997, and starring Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman and Jude Law, this movie raised many ethical issues as it looked at genetic engineering and the creation of a genetic underclass. Normally born people are viewed as inferior and treated accordingly compared to those who have been genetically engineered. Other films, including the 2005 film, The Island, come to mind here.

The issue of vaccine passports seems to open up exactly the same sort of can of worms. There would be countless reasons why some folks cannot or will not get the Rona vaccine. And for that, increasingly they will very much become second-class citizens. And this is not the stuff of science fiction only – one merely needs to look at the horrific social credit system in Communist China to see how this sort of thing can be played out. Or simply recall the yellow star identification badges worn by Jews just decades ago in Germany.

Given how much pressure there is from so many to have these passports – and to make them mandatory – we need to make it clear just how dangerous this path will be. Thankfully many have been speaking out on this. As expected, the American libertarian Ron Paul has been a very vocal critic of this:

Ron Paul has warned that Covid-19 vaccine passports could be used by the US government to restrict freedoms, stirring up an already heated debate over whether such IDs are necessary. The former US congressman and physician said on Monday that requiring certificates to verify vaccination for international travel or daily activities would “solidify the whole idea that our lives belong to the government. They own liberty and now you are going to get permission to use a little bit of it. They are going to divvy it out a little bit. You’ll never get back what you should have,” he said while speaking on his program, the Ron Paul Liberty Report.

And even if the State does not take a leading role in all this, they can still get the same results. We already have a whole range of corporations, institutions, businesses, schools, and so on pushing this. So we will end up getting the exact same result – and bypassing the democratic process to boot.

Cheryl Chumley explains why this is such a huge concern:

The left, the coronavirus-loving left, has successfully taken the coronavirus and used it to great political advantage, shoving through the free market and into private business all the clampdowns and shutdowns and regulatory chills they can’t do the constitutional way — which is a case in point of why the left is so coronavirus-loving.

The worst is the weaponizing of the free market.

The left has created this sort of oligarchy with the corporate world, using CEOs to drive policies that can’t pass legislatively, that wouldn’t meet constitutional muster in the courts, that aren’t in any way, shape or form in line with U.S. values, U.S. liberties or U.S. governing principles.

Example?

Here’s a telling headline or two: “Fauci says federal government won’t mandate COVID vaccine passports,” CBS News reported, in reference to the nation’s top disease doc, Anthony Fauci, speaking about the ongoing discussions of mandated vaccines versus voluntary vaccines, and how the two shall meet.

“Fauci: Federal government won’t require COVID vaccine passports,” Axios also reported.

Well, news flash: That’s because the Constitution doesn’t exactly support the federal government’s right to make vaccines a condition of entry to public venues, a condition of travel, a condition of access. So what’s the go-around that the Biden government’s got planned? 

“The Biden administration is working on creating a set of standards for people to prove they’ve been vaccinated against Covid-19, according to an administration official,” CNN reported a few days ago. “The official said they’re currently working with a range of companies on the standards … Multiple government agencies are engaged in conversations and planning, coordinated by the White House, as this kind of system will play a role in multiple aspects of life, including potentially the workforce.”

In layman’s, that means the White House is taking a leadership role in helping — “helping” — companies develop a vaccine passport system that will stand the test of court scrutiny. It won’t be federally mandated — technically. But it will be federally developed and enforced by the private sector.

The same private sector that isn’t held to the same constitutional binds as the government.

What a profitable partnership for the leftists in government who lust for control and power. They can get their control freak on while still maintaining plausible deniability. Who, me? It’s the private sector mandating this — not the kindly gents and ladies in Alfred E. Neuman’s World of Good Governance

And it is not just conservatives who have been raising their voices. former political advisor to Al Gore and Bill Clinton, Naomi Wolf has come out swinging against this, comparing it to what China is now doing:

I can not say this forcefully enough: This is literally the end of human liberty in the West if this plan unfolds as planned. “Vaccine passport” sounds like a fine thing if you don’t understand what these platforms can do. I’m the CEO of a tech company, I understand what this platform does. It is not about the vaccine or the virus, it is about your data. What people need to understand is that any other functionality can be loaded onto that platform with no problem at all.

What that means is that can be merged with your Paypal account, digital currency, Microsoft is talking about merging it with payment plans, your networks can be sucked up, it geolocates you wherever you go. All of your medical history can be included — this has already happened in Israel.

And six months later, we’re hearing from activists that it is a two-tiered society and basically activists are ostracized and surveiled continually. It is the end of civil society and they are trying to roll it out around the world. It is absolutely so much more than a vaccine pass, it is — I can not stress enough that it has the power to turn off your life, or to turn on your life, to let you engage in society or be marginalized. 

When you even get noted lefties sounding the alarm,  you know you got a real problem on your hands.

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53 Responses to Bill Muehlenberg – Vaccine Passports, Big Brother, and Second-Class Citizens

  1. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Papers please.

    Vaccine passports: Nine hundred church leaders call to axe passports to save democracy (17 Apr)

    MORE than 900 church leaders have written to Boris Johnson to urge him not to endanger democracy in the UK by introducing so-called “vaccine passports”.

    The leaders across different denominations state they are “wholly opposed” to the idea and warn it could lead to “medical apartheid”. Earlier this month the UK Government stated that “Covid-status certification could have an important role to play” as a temporary measure at events “where large numbers of people are brought together in close proximity”. The church leaders warn that introducing vaccine passports would be an “unethical form of coercion” and risk creating a “two-tier society, a medical apartheid in which an underclass of people who decline vaccination are excluded from significant areas of public life”.

    Good to see this. Given how churches seem to be bullied and picked on specially by the woke left (and indeed were in the eastern bloc too), it’s encouraging that they realize the danger.

  2. Catfeesh? says:

    The only thing being that Hollywood always depict the Government in those movies as being ultra-conservative instead of the socialist tyrants that they always are.

  3. Bad Samaritan says:

    Someone on another thread mentioned yesterday……..The Nuremberg Code for Medical Experimentation…..

    “The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential. This means that the person involved should have legal capacity to give consent; should be so situated as to be able to exercise free power of choice, without
    the intervention of any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, overreaching,
    or other ulterior form of constraint or coercion;

    So, now that govts are considering committing “crimes against humanity”, what’s to be done in self-defence?

    BTW: The “emergency authorization” of the various vaccines is due to them still being experimental: not yet studied enough to be “approved” for general use.

  4. Tailgunner says:

    Only traitors will get vaccinated.
    Don’t sell out, people.

  5. Diesal says:

    If you have a myGovID and are vaccinated in Australia you already have a Covid certificate. It is a requirement of legislations passed this year that doctors enter all vaccinations o the Australian immunisation register. We are about 10 lines of code from making the myGovID into a vaccine passport.

  6. gardez bien says:

    There’s a long history of literature on this, from Frankenstein, Brave New World, 1984, Clockwork Orange, Lord of the Rings, and films like Brazil and Minority Report.

    Why stop at Passports when we could all have a chip implanted in our heads?

  7. H B Bear says:

    A Grampian N A Z I s wet dream.

  8. candy says:

    I think church leaders are on to something here. People seem to want to be herded, locked in and managed by government to feel “safe”.

    It may be a lack of spiritual and religious faith that turns people to government. There always has to be something to fill the void.

  9. Rockdoctor says:

    It is a requirement of legislations passed this year that doctors enter all vaccinations o the Australian immunisation register.

    I’m genuinely curious. How does that trump the Privacy Act 1988? If I don’t give my consent how can they put that info on there? Is there a clause in the new legislation that exempts them from privacy objections, could be the only I could think they could get around it.

  10. Joanna Smythe says:

    From what I’ve been reading about what is going on in the States, Fauci and Gates are going to be so discredited in the next few months, the only passport they will need is one that will get them to Gitmo.

  11. Dot says:

    If the vaccines seem to be very ineffective… then what is the point big all of this?

    The LDP, One Nation etc really ought to pledge to destroy my gov

  12. Woolfe says:

    Sign into My Gov and in the Medicare section there is an immunisation history statement.

    Your social credit system is already happening.

  13. stackja says:

    CCP created the virus crisis.
    Western countries leftists have used this crisis to accomplish much on their agenda. All part of one grand agenda? As planned?

  14. stackja says:

    USA Democrats used the Wuhan virus crisis to steal power. “Faucet” was of great help.

  15. Leo G says:

    CCP created the virus crisis.

    Possibly, but the evidence is suggesting a more complex ‘political’ origin for the pandemic. It suggests US government agencies’ involvement in joint bio-weapons research with the CCP that included ‘gain-of-function’ projects with a number of different viruses.

  16. Mark M says:

    Just watching Outsiders, Craig Kelly saying he is introducing a private members bill based on Texas exec.order wording regarding vaccine passports.

  17. Kneel says:

    “It may be a lack of spiritual and religious faith that turns people to government. There always has to be something to fill the void.”

    Yep. And the atheists seem to suggest that a belief in God is somehow “anti-science”.
    To those I say: read Genesis. Consider when it was written – then, no science as we know it, no idea of evolution, big bang theory etc. Yet if you watched a short film on the evolution of the universe, the Earth and life thereon without knowledge of the science of these things, might you not write what it says in Genesis?
    “…let there be light! And behold, there was light” -> big bang;
    “…separated the dry land from the seas…” -> planetary evolution;
    “…created all the creatures … and lastly Man…” -> evolution.

    IMO, science does not “limit” what God can do, it makes His creation all the more miraculous – evolution and quantum mechanics speaks of “chance”, yet an omnipotent being may simply be able to see and predict perfectly what we, stuck “inside” and bound by the rules of creation itself, cannot.

    Perhaps if we ever understand how life is generated from lifelessness, how mind is generated from mindlessness, and how free will can exist in a deterministic universe, we may have a better understanding of God’s mind itself. That there doesn’t appear to be an “end” to the quest of understanding, that we will be forever challenged to better ourselves and expand our knowledge, that is perhaps the wisest part of creation itself.
    God is a very clever fellow, isn’t He?

  18. Shy Ted says:

    Mark M says: April 18, 2021 at 10:39 am
    Just watching Outsiders, Craig Kelly saying he is introducing a private members bill based on Texas exec.order wording regarding vaccine passports.

    Yeah, saw that. The final test for ScoMo & cohorts to fail.

  19. Rockdoctor says:

    Just took a cursory look at the C’wealth Privacy Act and regulations. Latest iterations passed in March and Reg’s signed off in April. As far as I can see all the older regulations had provisions on medical disclosures and registers. Take a guess what is missing from the newer versions. Also there’s a whole division on COVID App’s now…

  20. Kneel says:

    “The final test for ScoMo & cohorts to fail.”

    Oh hardly the last, although very significant.
    If the US left and MSM (heh – apologies for the tautology) continue down their current path and that results in the (perhaps temporary) withdrawal of the US as a “super-power” on the world stage, there will be many more “tests” as China exerts its totalitarian regimes desires to conquer the “barbarians” of the west, and whomever is “in charge” will face many, much more pragmatic, tests to the will of the people for self determination and freedom, while the CCP attempts to use Australia as their own farm and mine pit, nothing more.
    And that attempt may show the whinging “minorities” just how good they actually have it now, and how relatively benign the current system really is in comparison to the true oppression of a real totalitarian, racist and misogynist government.

  21. Lee says:

    Funny how the socialist left (i.e. Democrats) in the U.S. are so keen on IDs for everyone, except for when it comes to voting.
    Because “that is racist.”

  22. PB says:

    “If the vaccines seem to be very ineffective… then what is the point big all of this?”

    Maybe its a new kind of baptism?

  23. Colonel Crispin Berka says:

    Sinc,
    Suggestion for a new Liberty Quote, from page 24 of “12 Rules For Life”:

    The forces of tyranny expand inexorably to fill the space made available for their existence. People who refuse to muster appropriately self-protective territorial responses are laid open to exploitation as much as those who can’t stand up for their rights.
    – Jordan B. Peterson.

    Sort of topical.

    In a later paragraph he outlines his solution:

    No one likes to be pushed around, but people often put up with it for too long. So I get them to see their resentment, first, as anger and then as an indication that something needs to be said, if not done (not least because honesty demands it). Then I get them to see such action as part of the force that holds tyranny at bay – at the social level, as much as the individual. Many bureaucracies have petty authoritarians within them, generating unnecessary rules and procedures simply to express and cement power. Such people produce powerful undercurrents of resentment around them which, if expressed, would limit their expression of pathological power. It is in this manner that the willingness of the individual to stand up for him- or herself protects everyone from the corruption of society.

  24. Bar Beach Swimmer says:

    Last week, Alan Joyce said that 89% of Qantas Frequent Flyers are in favour of being vaccinated to fly.

    It turns out that was not a real survey – the result came from a Qantas focus group though Joyce gave the impression that the survey was held throughout the FF membership.

    I can see that other organisations, using Qantas’ push for vaccinations, will encourage their own employees to have a vaccine, saying ‘it’s not our requirement, it’s Qantas’.

  25. Judge Dredd says:

    Do not support any business that has asked for Vax Passports.
    Actively support businesses that want to keep Western Civilisation going

  26. Entropy says:

    The worst is the weaponizing of the free market.

    The left has created this sort of oligarchy with the corporate world, using CEOs to drive policies that can’t pass legislatively, that wouldn’t meet constitutional muster in the courts, that aren’t in any way, shape or form in line with U.S. values, U.S. liberties or U.S. governing principles.

    If only there was a name for political system where government, while not literally owning the means of production, has set up a system where it and its close friends in the leadership of industry together control the means of production. Now, what was it again?

  27. Leo G says:

    Now, what was it again?

    Corporatism?

  28. Entropy says:

    Bloody hell.

    It’s real, honest to god Fascism, Leo.

  29. Professor Fred Lenin says:

    Just going to have a look at the Nuremberg Code,the guidelines for medical,research drawn up after the Nuremberg Trials where National Socialist “doctors”~performed horrenus”experimets ” on concentration camp inmates .
    The Codewas put forward as a guidline to any future medical experiments and research . There is a possibility that the big pharma companiesand ppliticians have breached the code by pushing people to participate in the covid vaccine experiment and it isan experiment ,in the first year of its trials . Trials often take up to 10 years to complete positivity about the products safety and any side effects .
    I am not sure bout penalties for breaches of the ]code but I imagine there would be considering the atmosphere at Nurmberg when it was first drafted .

  30. Colonel Crispin Berka says:

    It’s real, honest to god Fascism, Leo.

    This is not your grandfather’s fascism.
    Original fascism required a “singularly powerful leader” who could and did do anything, basically ran the whole show from the top down, courts shmorts, separation shmeparation. The new regime has no such singular individual (that we know about).
    [puts on fake Venezuelan accent] Theese eees a farscism for de twennerfirs century.

    So Corporatism was not such a bad description for this thing that does not technically match the old standard of fascism.

  31. calli says:

    Last week, Alan Joyce said that 89% of Qantas Frequent Flyers are in favour of being vaccinated to fly.

    Really. As a holder of 2 million FFPs, why wasn’t I asked?

  32. Squirrel says:

    A vaccine passport which runs on a smartphone will obviously be very appealing to people whose main purpose in life seems to be carrying such devices, and getting infantile pleasure and reinforcement from them.

    On the other hand, there are obviously anxieties about the AstraZeneca vaccine which would, at the least, see many reluctant to accept vaccination until the Pfizer product is widely available (assuming no problems emerge with it).

    There will also be concerns about the effectiveness of any of the vaccines in stopping transmission, particularly with third and fourth waves emerging in other countries – including the US, which we are regularly being told is putting us to shame on vaccination.

    The durability of vaccines, and hence the needs for booster shots will also bear on the willingness of many to be treated as herd animals by elected and unelected officials.

    One of the more interesting aspects of this debate will be extent to which it cuts across existing political divides. There are already signs that commentators etc. who position themselves clearly on the right, and typically as champions of the “battlers”, will – due to what seems to be an angry impatience to travel overseas when and where they like – find themselves at odds with many of their usual followers (i.e. the people who had a lot to do with the election outcomes in Queensland and Western Australia).

  33. Professor Fred Lenin says:

    Put the wind up the passporters, mention breaches of the Nuremberg Code of medical research . The Code was implemented after the trials of national Socialist German “doctors” who performed horrendus “research ” on concetration camp victims ,( these unfortunates really were victims unlike todays poseurs )

    The chinese virus vaccines are really in what would normally be the early stages of development ,the normal time for trials is around 10 years or so .
    People having the vaccine are guinea pigs , sorry big pharma and your politician mates this is still in the experimental stage, yetto be proven effective .

  34. Dot says:

    Colonel Crispin Berka says:
    April 18, 2021 at 3:57 pm
    It’s real, honest to god Fascism, Leo.

    This is not your grandfather’s fascism.
    Original fascism required a “singularly powerful leader” who could and did do anything, basically ran the whole show from the top down, courts shmorts, separation shmeparation. The new regime has no such singular individual (that we know about).
    [puts on fake Venezuelan accent] Theese eees a farscism for de twennerfirs century.

    No regime has any dictator making all of the decisions. Not unless it is a city state. The middle level agents become “barons” in their own right.

    Hitler, Caesar or the Tsar could not rule all of Europe on their own. They had minions who were all empowered to some extent as long as imperial power & policy was never challenged and was promoted.

  35. Dot says:

    The ultimate conclusion in all of this is that we need to destroy organisations ostensibly dedicated to our protection like ASIO and the NSA & MI-5 elsewhere.

    Ultimately there will be cheating and law enforcement will abuse the power they can have through intelligence.

    The justice system is compromised. The state can know your entire defence. Are lawyers allowed to be truly surreptitious?

    Metadata has been abused here before; even to the shambles of spying on people’s gambling habits and abusing it to fine people for owning “too many” dogs.

    The check ins, apps, apps talking to each other and veritable metadata goldmine of social media and other apps is galactic in size and significance.

    COVID Passport?

    Sure, now if we are ten lines of code away from this already; then we’re only 15 lines of code away from the Social Credit system China has.

  36. Simple Simon says:

    Squirrel says:
    April 18, 2021 at 5:56 pm

    There will also be concerns about the effectiveness of any of the vaccines in stopping transmission,

    The durability of vaccines, and hence the needs for booster shots will also bear on the willingness of many to be treated as herd animals by elected and unelected officials.

    Pfizer CEO says third COVID jab may be needed, plus annual booster

    Rivers of gold for Big Pharma.
    Torrents of data for Big Tech.
    Hitherto undreamed of control for Big Government.
    Unyielding serfdom for the masses.

  37. Damon says:

    Does nobody remember the ‘COVIDsafe’ app the government tried to persuade us to use?

  38. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Really. As a holder of 2 million FFPs, why wasn’t I asked?

    Hehe…Calli, Qantas reminds me of this fun photo that I saw last night for the first time. You have to look carefully to work out what the problem is. 😀

    Proudly I can admit that I have never in my whole life owned a FFP.
    They reeked of ‘scam’ from day one.
    And still do!

    (Zulu or TE will now come in and spoil my joke.)

  39. Bar Beach Swimmer says:

    calli says:
    April 18, 2021 at 4:09 pm
    Last week, Alan Joyce said that 89% of Qantas Frequent Flyers are in favour of being vaccinated to fly.

    Really. As a holder of 2 million FFPs, why wasn’t I asked

    Calli, because it was never a real survey – the other half called them to ask why he didn’t receive the survey.

    A day later they called to say that it was a Qantas focus group, to which he responded that that was not what Joyce said in his press conference and then he commented that usually focus groups are not very large.

    He then asked to complete the survey and to join the focus group – all he’s received so far is an email with a link to a third party for which he has to complete the survey name himself. The Qantas consultant said she’d get back to him; we’ll see. The result: not impressed.

  40. Colonel Crispin Berka says:

    Dot

    we need to destroy organisations

    How do you put up with the constant harassment from the feds?
    They’ve been harassing me for nearly 3 years and I never said anything about them even half as bad as what you just said. So they have to be harassing you.

  41. Albatross says:

    They’ve been harassing me for nearly 3 years and I never said anything about them even half as bad as what you just said.

    Huh?

  42. Albatross says:

    Death to everyone! Garage Nazis for PM!

  43. Dot says:

    There is nothing “bad” in what I said.

    Abuse of metadata is a known and proven phenomenon.

    Remember, ASIO was established to fight communist infiltration (which was the external threat coming in at the time).

    Now their congeners and law enforcement are a source for no-shit Soviet style oppression.

  44. Struth says:

    Ah, it’s all conspiracy theories.
    Will never happen.
    Ask notafan.

  45. Peter S says:

    I still have my International Certificate of Vaccination from 1972. It was required documentation then as part of international travel. Are the Cats so young that they are totally unaware of this period?

    Lots of puff and wind about this non-issue.

  46. Albatross says:

    Lots of puff and wind about this non-issue.

    Ok boomer.

  47. Notafan says:

    Oh marvellous, st ruth is back and bandying my screen name around.

    Same old boring.

  48. Roger says:

    I still have my International Certificate of Vaccination from 1972. It was required documentation then as part of international travel. Are the Cats so young that they are totally unaware of this period?

    We’re in a digital world now, Peter.

    The possibilities, as they say, are endless.

  49. Struth says:

    Lots of puff and wind about this non-issue.

    And with dickheads like this, what hope have we got?

    Do some research, buddy.

  50. Notafan says:

    Aren’t people flying around Australia without needing a passport right now?

    Joyce just wants to do International passengers flights again.

    Whatever it takes.

  51. Pete of Perth says:

    You don’t need a passport to get on a plane… Only to get off.

  52. Ozman says:

    We already have passports to fly internationally. By providing ID, we also have defacto passports when flying within Australia. The vaccine passport, however, being unnecessary for identification, is not about ID; it is designed to bring about compliance in gene therapy, the genetic manipulation of our health.

    Those shots we were getting back in the 60s and 70s were for cholera, malaria, etc. They were injections of attenuated pathogens.

    The injections for the fake COVID-19 (which is essentially the flu with a name change) do not contain an attenuated virus. The reason: no isolate exists. Unless “isolated” no pathogen can be “purified” and weakened for the inoculation injection.

    Interviewed on NBC Dr. Wu Zunyou, Chinese Center for Disease Control. They didn’t isolate the virus. That’s the problem. I do not suspect it is coming from what we originally thought.

    CDC 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
    Real-Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel

    “Since no quantified virus isolates of the 2019-nCoV were available for CDC use at the time the test was developed and this study conducted, assays designed for detection of the 2019-nCoV RNA were tested with characterized stocks of in vitro transcribed full length RNA.” –Performance Characteristics, p43.
    “No quantified virus isolates…were available” means no virus exists; therefore one was made up for tests to detect.

    What all this means is that Pfizer and Moderna (a genetic software company) are the preferred injections. The synthetic J&J and AstraZeneca injections, which I am led to believe do not contain the same software implants, have been added to the mix to introduce confusion.

    Greg Hunt doesn’t care. He knows that these are experimental. So does Scott Morrison and the rest of those pushing this mass experiment. These dickheads do not realize that their excitement about being a Bill Gates’ sycophant will also come back to infect their own families, only not with syphilis, but immune diseases that lead to death within six years, just like chemotherapy and AZT treatment for HIV. Agenda 2030 is going ahead full steam!

    It’s about time Aussie’s pollies, the Chief Medical Officers and those at the TGA had a brain freeze and came back to reality….Slurpee anyone?

  53. Rockdoctor:

    I’m genuinely curious. How does that trump the Privacy Act 1988? If I don’t give my consent how can they put that info on there? Is there a clause in the new legislation that exempts them from privacy objections, could be the only I could think they could get around it.

    All the vaccines I’ve ever given in the last twenty years have had a tear off section on the syringe itself that is stuck into the patients notes. It also has a barcode.
    Apparently some scribers were putting in numbers that couldn’t be read. 🙂

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