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Lithuania: A Covid Pass Prison

by Gluboco Lietuva

WITH NO Covid Pass, my wife and I are banished from society.

We have no income. Banned from most shopping. Can barely exist.

But we will not accept authoritarianism.

Here’s how life looks after one month in Lithuania, under Europe’s first strict, society-wide Covid Pass regime:

My wife and I have been suspended without pay for 4 weeks.

We can’t return to our jobs.

Not sure our employers would let us back.

Even if they did, our colleagues despise us, wish on social media for our death. Nothing we can do will ever erase that. We can’t work there.

We can’t find new jobs in our professions.

My wife and I have very different jobs in very different fields. But all jobs in both our fields now require the Covid Pass.

No Pass, no job.

We’re not allowed to buy food in the local supermarket.

We may only shop in small stores with street-facing entrances which mainly sell food, pharma, glasses/contacts, or farming/pet supplies.

In our area, that effectively limits us to one small, expensive convenience store.

The Pass has wreaked havoc with the free market.

Supermarkets which require the Pass report shopper traffic is down 25% in the month since the Pass was imposed.

But in the small stores where the Pass isn’t required, it’s up only 0.7%.

So where have the shoppers gone?

We now buy food in old Soviet-style markets: outdoors, in parking lots, products sold on street, tiny tables, or from back of cars. Produce, eggs, cheese, meat, fish. Cash only. No Pass required.

Not as convenient as a supermarket. But it works for now. Life finds a way.

I need to make some home repairs. But without a Pass, I can’t enter the hardware store to buy supplies.

I can’t call for a repair worker because repairs are banned for non-Pass holders. And I have no income now to pay for outside help anyway.

So our home stays unrepaired.

We went to the dentist we’ve attended for years for an appointment for one of my children, but had to leave because I don’t have a Covid Pass.

No other dentist in our area will see us. We’ve heard of dentists who treat people with no Pass, but they’re far. So no dental care.

We tried to buy art supplies for our kids from a craft store. No purchase allowed without a Pass.

We tried to buy educational toys in a toy store. We were barred from entering.

Can’t buy kitchen supplies. Banal, but frustrating.

We tried to print some papers in a copy shop. The staff refused us service without a Pass.

We can’t enter the library to browse books with our kids. That used to be one of our family’s greatest pleasures. But we’re not allowed any more because we don’t have a Covid Pass.

Our two kids outgrew/destroyed last winter’s clothes.

We tried to buy new ones. But with no Pass, many stores rejected us.

Finally, my pregnant wife begging, tears in her eyes; a manager at a second-hand store relented: “Just this once, ok? Can’t let you people in here again.”

This pressure to submit is everywhere.

And it’s overwhelming. Our ability to survive has been destroyed.

But no matter the suffering imposed and the hardships we must endure, we will never accept the descent into the authoritarianism which the Covid Pass represents.

QR code to enter stores?

Covid Pass needed to work?

Government approval needed to buy food,toys,clothes?

No. No. No.

The Covid Pass regime of government segregation and control — punishing undesired behavior with banishment from society — is the path to authoritarianism.

When Covid vaccinations were released, the original policy was education, trust, and informed consent to vaccinate targeted groups.

But policy changed in 2021: choice and trust was replaced by coercion and punishment.

You’ve shredded trust in public health for generations.

Government approval to exist in society. Banishment based on arbitrary rules. Recording of all people’s movements.

That’s not health; it’s control and power.

This new authoritarian control will only grow to ban ever more behavior as bureaucrats push to expand their power.

Like many cases in history, our slide towards authoritarian control in 2021 — in Europe and throughout the world — has fueled, and been fueled by, hatred and othering which is encouraged by government and stoked by the media.

And it’s ripping our society apart.

Segregation. Blame for disease. Accusation of wartime betrayal. Incitement. Persecution.

This is not a history textbook. This is the reality of life for my family in 2021.

Our humanity has been erased.

This is wrong.

So deeply, deeply wrong.

Our winter is long, cold, dark. My wife and I don’t have savings to last ’til spring.

But despite hardship, we decided resistance is our moral path. We want our kids some day to feel pride towards us, not disgust.

Freedom is fragile, and we must defend it. If not us, then who?

You have inflicted so much suffering on us already. You plan to hurt us even more this winter.

But know this:

We will never accept your Covid Pass regime.

We will never accept the control, segregation, and hate.

We will never accept this descent into authoritarianism.

We do not stop you earning a living, though you stop us.

We do not ban you from buying food and clothing, though you ban us.

We do not hate you, though you hate us.

We do not banish you, though you banish us.

We do not wish death upon you, though you wish death upon us.

And when the time comes, as it inevitably will, when you too are banished by the ever-increasing, arbitrary rules of the new authoritarianism, we will fight for your rights just as we fight now for ours.

Because we are all equal.

And we all have equal right to exist in society. @mentionsunroll Update:

Many people have written to offer help.

I’m humbled by this goodness and generosity. But I don’t want, and will never take, money or donations. And I don’t want recognition or credit.

All I want is to spread the message to defend freedom against the authoritarianism. I’ve made several previous works on Lithuania’s Covid Pass regime:

Video:

Article: txti.es/covid-pass/ima…

Thread: threadreaderapp.com/thread/1440910…

And for verification of all restrictions I describe, here is the law on the Lithuanian government site:
koronastop.lrv.lt/uploads/docume…

In Lithuania, the Covid Pass is already a reality.

But other countries around the world are very quickly moving down the same path.

Lithuania’s Covid Pass regime is a harbinger of what will happen everywhere if enough people don’t unite in principled opposition. Freedom is fragile, and it must be defended.

Bureaucrats will never willingly relinquish their new power. “Temporary” society-wide restrictions will never vanish: bureaucratic inertia is unstoppable if we don’t break the Covid Pass regime now before it becomes entrenched. I have no connections, no power. I’m just an ordinary man trapped in a Kafkaesque world of absurdity, watching as we fall rapidly into authoritarian tyranny.

So I’d be grateful for your help to share this message, so that together, we can stop this madness before it’s too late.

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KingVirzion The devout Disciple of Adolf Hitler
KingVirzion The devout Disciple of Adolf Hitler
16 October, 2021 6:03 pm

“A fire broke out backstage in a theatre. The clown came out to warn the public; they thought it was a joke and applauded. He repeated it; the acclaim was even greater. I think that’s just how the world will come to an end: to general applause from wits who believe it’s a joke.” ― Soren Kierkegaard, Either/Or, Part I

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Panadechi
Panadechi
16 October, 2021 11:52 pm

This covid tyranny was planned for decades .. Something strange is happening .. Checking the lower left box for language translation option.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zldssl0e9qq

Rommel 41
Rommel 41
Reply to  Panadechi
17 October, 2021 1:34 pm

‘This video not available anymore’ Shocking I know.

Oh Crap
Oh Crap
20 October, 2021 12:37 am

UTTER horror. I suppose they have to be nice and not wish death on their would be killers. I can’t believe they call this the “path to authoritarianism” when it is IN FACT UTTERLY HEINOUS TYRANNY. If people remain this passive, we are all done.

Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
21 October, 2021 10:55 pm

THE COVID LIE   The Covid19 crisis is a Scamdemic built on a house of cards. The foundation of the structure is the incorrect belief that the PCR test is a true diagnostic tool. The PCR test is a technique – an amplification method – to create a lot of something out of something so it can be easily analyzed. It, according to the inventor, Kerry Mullis, cannot be used to tell if you are sick from the something so amplified by the technique.   Let us look at Analytical Chemistry for a good analogy. Instrumental techniques in Modern Analytical Chemistry are so sensitive that can easily detect the amount of Uranium, Thorium and other radioactive elements in the blood. However the detection of these elements does not mean you… Read more »

Cheops
Cheops
22 October, 2021 1:00 am

It’s all being done to paint us into a corner from which there will only be one option to emerge; the one that was planned all along; to give up EVERYTHING so that you can eat, work, s—, and p— under total Jewish authoritarianism. In this way, the Jews will live like the Kings their stupid books have told them they were always destined to be, with all of us non-Jews their slaves and whores. Society and the system are being eviscerated to allow for collectivism and to wipe out individualism. This is all being done by the Jews all over the WHITE world. It is all also an act of promised revenge by the Jews against the White man for prior offenses against their race. Eye for an eye,… Read more »

Jamie
Jamie
25 November, 2021 11:37 am

Dr Pierce was right when he said the empowering of women and feminism was the doom of civilizations. The reason why this scam has gone so far is because we live today in a very feminized society, powered by the USA government and economy. If masculine men truly ruled these countries, the covid scam would never have been tolerated, or the average man would have revolted after the “2 weeks to flatten the curve” lie. But nothing of that has happened (and never will) because of women and feminine empowerment. Women are submissive by nature and will tolerate whatever rubbish the strongest entity dictates on them, in this case governments. Change is NOT GOING TO HAPPEN from the side of women. This nonsense will never stop until white men decide… Read more »