Is the pandemic response a way to increase authoritarianism?
Intentional or not, this has been the result.
No, there was no secret meeting where this plan was hashed out. Political government is authoritarian. Those involved don’t have to discuss it anymore than fish have to discuss how gills work. It is just the nature of the thing. Leave them alone and they will become increasingly authoritarian over time. And if pathetic cowards actually encourage them to be more authoritarian, they’ll go at it faster and harder. They like it and if no one stops them…
You want to know who gained power? Well, the New Mexico governor, for one. But she wasn’t the only one– almost everyone at every level of political government gained power from the Covid reaction. Do people like power? Are they happy to gain it and unhappy to lose it? Do you understand what motivates people?
What power did the New Mexico governor, as one example, gain? The power to control how and if business owners are “allowed” to run their business– beyond the illegitimate controls they agreed to by getting a business “license”. She also gained the power to make individuals wear face masks (through threats of state violence) and to get a “vaccine”… among other powers she didn’t have before. Did this benefit her, personally? She must believe power benefits her. If not, why did she seek political office– power over others– in the first place?
People look really dumb when they argue against stuff like this just because they like government as a general principle (as long as it’s doing what they want).