Commentary – June 6, 2021
We should sit up and take notice whenever Tony Blair calls for something to be done. Because make no mistake, this man is dangerous. The former prime minister is a mouthpiece for the elite and if he calls for something to be done you can be pretty sure that they want it implemented as a matter of policy.
So now Blair is calling for some sort of mark, digital or otherwise, to differentiate the vaccinated from the unvaccinated.
Without getting sidetracked into arguments about the historical details, this would be like giving the unvaccinated the modern day equivalent of the Yellow Stars the Nazis gave Jews.
It would be used to distinguish those considered potentially harmful to wider society. Then, according to The Blair Institute for Global change, those who have been vaccinated would be rewarded with greater freedoms. While those who still refuse the jab will find their lives increasingly limited.
If and when a decision is made to distinguish the vaccinated from the unvaccinated, the next big question is how? Will the vaccinated be compelled to carry some sort of certificate or digital equivalent confirming they’ve been vaccinated?
Or will they be offered the option of having their vaccination digitally confirmed and embedded on their wrist or somewhere else on their body?
This is entirely feasible, at least technically. The only stumbling block might be how these policies could be implemented without raising undue alarm with the spectre of the “Mark of the Beast”.
That’s where Tony Blair comes in. The smooth-talking trickster paved the way for the Iraq War with his talk about Saddam’s ‘Weapons of Mass Destruction’ (WMD). As it turned out there never were any WMD but Blair’s lies did the trick: the Iraq invasion went ahead and over one million died as a result.
So now Tony Blair has been called upon again to win over sceptics. No doubt with the promise of more rich rewards to add to his property portfolio if he succeeds.
COVID-19: ‘Time to distinguish’ between those who have and have not had a vaccine, Tony Blair says
Connor Stephon – Sky News June 6, 2021
Tony Blair has said it is “time to distinguish” between people who have and haven’t had a coronavirus vaccine.
The former prime minister has warned it “makes no sense at all to treat those who have had vaccination the same as those who haven’t” – and said relaxing measures for those who have had both jabs will provide a powerful incentive.
Mr Blair’s remarks came as it emerged that 13.5 million first and second doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were given out in May, setting a new monthly record.
The ex-Labour leader also described the NHS app that proves someone is vaccinated as “inadequate”, and warned it needs to be simpler and more effective.
His remarks came in response to a new report by the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, which says “vaccine status matters” and that health passes can “allow citizens to prove their status in a secure, privacy-preserving way”.
The report’s authors said that, if a health pass system was used at home and abroad, “we can move beyond blunt, catch-all tools and align with other countries by removing certain restrictions for the fully vaccinated, thereby enabling us to sustainably reopen the economy”.
And they added: “For as long as the world goes largely unvaccinated and the risk of a new variant remains significant, it’s vital that we have an alternative to the blunt tool of lockdowns to enable the country to live freely and safely.”
Mr Blair said: “It is time to distinguish for the purposes of freedom from restriction between the vaccinated and unvaccinated, both for citizens here for domestic purposes; but also for our citizens and those from other countries in respect of travel on the basis that being vaccinated substantially reduces risk.”
The 68-year-old, who served as PM from 1997 to 2007, made it clear that this would involve discriminating between the vaccinated and unvaccinated, adding: “Other than for medical reasons, people should be vaccinated.”