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Will lockdown lead to a permanent nanny state? (Video)

The Duran Quick Take: Episode 512.

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss our freedoms after the corona pandemic ends and governments roll back their lockdown policies.

What pieces of the lockdown will become legislation and what freedoms will have been permanently lost to the Covid-19 crisis.

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Via Zerohedge…

South Africa’s 57 million people entered into a Martial law-style lockdown for three weeks starting on Friday, a move by the government that would hopefully flatten the pandemic curve and slowdown infections, so the hospital system does not become overwhelmed by virus patients, reported AFP.

The country’s Department of Health announced two COVID-19 deaths to end the week, with total confirmed cases above 1,000. South Africa has administered 20,000 tests so far, as officials fear the outbreak could be much more extensive than previously thought because of the lack of test kits.

The lockdown of South Africa is the first time the government has stripped the basic freedoms of its citizens since it became a democracy in 1994.

“The law is that you stay at home. The exception is for survival: food [and] health, with security forces making sure that the law is enforced,” government minister, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, said.

The sale of alcohol and cigarettes has been banned for three weeks, along with any outdoor activity such as jogging, walking dogs, and or going to the park. The government warned that offenders would be prosecuted and either fined or jailed.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa tested negative for COVID-19 on Thursday. He visited troops at a military base in Soweto township outside Johannesburg before they launched deployments across the country.

“I send you out to go and defend our people against coronavirus,” Ramaphosa said.

“This is unprecedented, not only in our democracy but also in the history of our country, that we will have a lockdown for 21 days to go out and wage war against an invisible enemy coronavirus,” he said.

With South Africa now at war, not with a neighboring country but rather a virus that is starting to ravage its population, here is what the battlefield looks like, courtesy of Twitter.

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Sally Snyder
Sally Snyder
March 28, 2020

As shown in this article there is one extremely effective weapon that governments have been using during the coronavirus pandemic:

Fear is an extremely powerful coercive force. Governments have used it for millennia to subjugate their citizens.

Reply to  Sally Snyder
March 28, 2020

Until despair reigns and anarchy rules. A populace without hope is never molified and will combat fear and despair through frenzy and madness until all is lost.

March 28, 2020

Your own website has an article by Escobar on Dr. Raoult. There is also this:

Hopefully these effective treatments based on anti-malarials and antibiotics, will quickly become widespread, and dampen the hysteria, which as many medical experts point out (Anti-Empire is a good site for some of these), will do far more damage, and cost more lives than Covid-19 ever could.

Hopefully this will happen before we have the companion to the ‘Patriot’ Act … the ‘Virus’ Act.

March 29, 2020

Please, read the Italian Constitution, art. 21.

Olivia Kroth
March 29, 2020

PRESS TV IRAN: Coronavirus pandemic: Pathological globalists implementing a depopulation program — Saturday, 28 March 2020 5:37 PM [ Last Update: Saturday, 28 March 2020 5:39 PM ] — By Walt Peretto Pathological globalists … desire a sharp reduction in the world’s population to around 500 million. An amount they deem desirable to serve their needs. The rest must be eliminated by various methods. This current pandemic fits neatly into this depopulation agenda. Pandemics cause mass fear and mass changes of behavior and lower expectations in the expression of freedom. … These changes are necessary to create a world order… Read more »

March 29, 2020

Sounds like the UK. Not only are police using drones to find isolated dog walkers, but, also demanding neighbours report on each other. For breaking new non-laws, that arrived with Corona Virus. No doubt here to stay, no questions asked.

Olivia Kroth
March 29, 2020

This could be part of a project “2030 Eugenics”.

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