America is still being consumed by the fallout from the Wuhan virus.
Millions of Americans are anxious to reclaim their normal lives.
But one top Army official gave a bone-chilling warning about the coronavirus.
The American people were told it would take “15 days to slow the spread” at the onset of the pandemic.
People dutifully hunkered down to ensure that the healthcare system wouldn’t be overwhelmed with cases.
Since then, the goal posts have moved from “flattening the curve” to total eradication of COVID-19 before people can resume their lives.
Now Bruce Jette—assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics, and technology—said that current coronavirus procedures could become the new normal.
During a speech at an annual Army conference, Jette said:
“I don’t know that I would ever say it’s totally back to normal…I don’t see us backing off of using these same techniques on a contouring basis, even as the vaccine continues to mature.”
Jette first said procedures of wearing masks and social distancing would remain in place for the defense sector, but also said it would apply to wider society, too.
“I would say we don’t back off of the COVID-19 standards because it will also reduce the impact of flu and other illnesses…We think continuing to apply these same techniques would be further beneficial to the people and to the Army overall.”
This has to be disturbing for people whose lives have been upended by the virus.
Eventually, pro-lockdown politicians will have no choice but to reopen the economy, but considerable damage has already been done.
Trillions of dollars have been lost from the economy both in terms of production and inflationary spending, but politicians got a taste for the type of power they’ve always wanted.
Many petty tyrants across the country used COVID-19 to enact all kinds of absurd policies, including crackdowns on gun stores and churches.
The pandemic procedures have become performative for those in favor of them; the governor of Pennsylvania got caught on a hot mic discussing wearing masks for the cameras.
The virus hysteria was first used as a magic bullet against Donald Trump in the general election, but it’s now being used as a wedge issue for the left.
Democrats rely on groupthink and control via mass media.
That’s why they pump so much liberal messaging into the news and entertainment.
If Jette’s stance on coronavirus protocols gives the American people a view into the mind of top officials, the country hasn’t seen the last of large-scale propaganda campaigns.
Meanwhile, more data about the virus show that death rates aren’t nearly as bad as originally feared, yet reporters recoiled in horror when Trump took off his mask while standing on a balcony far away from anyone else.
The mask has become a symbol of compliance.
It’s scary to think what big government will do with the information it has gathered about how easily society can be brought to heel.