Taking advantage of successful fear campaigns, political leaders continue to shut down economies and shut in their citizens based on their individual temperament rather than hard data. As of last week, over 100 countries were in full or partial lockdown affecting billions of people.
Looking for consistency?
In Italy, where it is now known that 99 percent of those who have died from COVID-19 had significant health issues before contracting it, and the average age of those who died is 79.5, with over three-quarters having high blood pressure and a third diabetes… last Friday, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte extended one of the most severe lockdowns in the world until at least 3 May.
Announcing his decision, Mr. Conte stated the extended lockdown was a decision “for which I take all political responsibility.”
TRENDPOST: By their language you shall know them. Conti’s “for which I take” excludes the 60 million citizens and leaves it up to ‘I” alone.
Across the globe, from Prime Ministers, Presidents, Chancellors, Governors, and Mayors to Village leaders, the “I’s” have it, and the people must follow.
Last Thursday, Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban, who recently convinced his parliament to grant him full decree powers, including the right to throw anyone into jail he deems is putting out health information he doesn’t agree with, prolonged the nationwide lockdown indefinitely.
He proclaimed, “The curfew restrictions have been reasonable and successful as they have slowed the spread of the epidemic.”
“Slowed down?”
“Slowed down” from what? As he was making this statement, the coronavirus “epidemic” had caused 66 deaths in a population of 9,660,351.
In Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a state of emergency, however, the Japanese Constitution does not give him the power to enforce a lockdown.
The country’s director of the Institute for Population Heath stated that confirmed cases are just “the tip of the iceberg.”
As examples of the “emergency,” it was cited that as of last Thursday, Tokyo cases of coronavirus doubled over the past five days to more than 1,000. Left out of the report is that Tokyo is the world’s largest city, with a population of close to 14 million people. Nationwide, 128 have died of coronavirus out of a population of 126,558,000.
In Columbia, a citizen can leave his/her house the same number of days as the number on that person’s national identity card.
In Serbia, the government has banned dog walking after 5:00 p.m., leading one veterinarian to caution this will “aggravate basic hygienic conditions in people’s homes.”
In Turkey, mass confusion spread as a curfew was announced just a few hours before being implemented, sending millions of Turkish citizens hurrying out to stores and markets. The mayor of Istanbul said he was never given advanced notice: “Any decision made without cooperation only creates confusion and panic.”
In New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Arden has told all citizens to behave as if they have coronavirus, eliminating all physical contact with anyone outside the house or living space. As of last Saturday, four people had died from the virus in a country of 4,800,000.
In Brazil, the most populated country in South America and the sixth most populated in the entire world, with about 212,000,000 people, just over 1,000 have died from coronavirus.
Yet despite having such a relatively few number of deaths with no national lockdown called for by Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, on 25 March, a number of the country’s governors and mayors chose to impose lockdowns on their regions and cities.
President Bolsonaro blasted the new lockdowns: “Other viruses have killed many more than this one and there wasn’t all this commotion… What a few mayors and governors are doing is a crime. They’re destroying Brazil.”
The president is getting harsh criticism from political opponents and his own health minister. Senate President Davi Alcolumbre called for “leadership that is serious, responsible and committed to the life and health of its people.”
Brazil’s Health Minister, Luiz Henrique Mandetta, who is a physician, has called for strict social distancing and other preventive measures in contradiction to the president.
In the United States, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the health official the mainstream media anointed America’s “most trusted voice,” stated last Wednesday, “I don’t think we should shake hands ever again.” He also recommended “compulsive hand washing.”
Last Thursday, in Michigan, Her Royal Highness, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, ordered that citizens (a.k.a. slaves of the state) are not permitted to walk across the street to visit friends or drive within the state to see relatives or to visit one’s cottage up north. She has allowed attending a funeral with no more than ten people.
As of Monday, there were 1,602 people dead of the virus in Michigan, a state of ten million (0.016 percent).
TRENDPOST: Unlike anywhere else in the nation, protests against Governor Whitmer’s draconian measure are now surfacing.
The Michigan Conservative Coalition and Michigan Freedom Fund called on those opposed to Governor Whitmer’s lockdown measures to surround the Capitol in their vehicles at noon Wednesday, display flags and signs, make noise, and be disruptive about her “erratic, unilateral orders that threaten Michiganders’ economic existence.”
TRENDPOST: While the Governor decided to shut down the entire state, missing in the reporting is that Detroit, a city of some 4.3 million that has seen a huge rise in poverty over the past few decades, is the scene of nearly 90 percent of all COVID-19 deaths in the state. Millions of destitute residents, already in poor health and with poor eating habits, live in rundown, unsanitary housing and lack access to decent health care.
In Connecticut, last Friday, Governor Ned Lamont signed an executive order to extend the shutting down of schools, restaurants, bars, retail stores, gyms, and other non-essential businesses for another six weeks.
Playing the War card, “General” Governor stated, “This is a war that is never won. It’s a war that we have to figure out how we wind it down in the safest way possible for people.” As of yesterday, 554 residents of a population of 3.6 million people had died from coronavirus (0.015 percent).
In New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy has established the following law: “Conviction for violating the coronavirus lockdown can result in up to 6 months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. The conviction will also result in a criminal record that can impact employment, as well as limit housing and educational opportunities for years.”
As of yesterday, some 2,400 residents had died from coronavirus in a state with almost nine million people (0.027 percent).
In Pennsylvania, Governor Tom Wolf added stay-at-home orders on nine counties above the ten already covered by the order, for a total of 19 counties and three-fourths of the state’s 12.8 million residents. Movement is restricted to certain health travel or travel to a job at an employer the governor designates as “life-sustaining.” As of last Friday, 407 residents had died from coronavirus (0.004 percent).
TRENDPOST: As proven in nations ruled by dictatorial governments, from Hitler’s Germany to the Soviet Union, the Supreme Powers stayed in power with the loyal assistance of their loyal followers below with a lust for power.
Today, similar to back then, the “little people” rat out those disobeying the rules of law they were obediently taught to obey.
For example, not far from our Trends Research Institute headquarters in Colonial Kingston, NY, there have been reports in the local newspapers of the police breaking up and fining people for disobeying social distancing laws:
“COVID-19: Eight Nabbed In Rockland For Violating Social Distancing Orders: Eight people have been arrested for violating the county and state’s social distancing order amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic … when Ramapo Police were advised of a gathering by a neighbor.” — Clarkstown Daily Voice, 10 April
The loyal newspaper went on to encourage others to rat out anyone breaking the social distancing laws: “Residents can report suspected violations to their local police or by filing a complaint online at 1-833-789-0470.”
This spy-and-tell trend has gone worldwide. The general media promotes the words and deeds of politicians in charge, encouraging the general public to believe and support what they are told and report all those who disobey.
This is clearly evidenced as well by the social media giants who blacklist at will anyone posting information they find offensive to their way of thinking.

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