If a government chooses not to act in response to a naturally occurring virus which spreads around the country and kills people, it should not be held accountable for those deaths. In the same way that there are many actions the government could take every year to dramatically
reduce cancer deaths but they do not. Ministers are not then blamed for all the people who have died of cancer. This principle is even more relevant when the severity of said virus is uncertain and the proposed measures are unproven. And still more relevant when it quickly
becomes clear that the measures are not having the intended effect on the virus.

However, if a government TAKES ACTION - implements policies, introduces guidance, changes the law - which they know will kill people, we are talking about murder.
According to the government's own
analysis, the first lockdown was going to kill 200,000 people of all ages. This figure was later revised up to 500,000 and is now certain to be higher still. Politicians acted willingly in the knowledge that their policies would kill hundreds of thousands of their own people.
Philosophically and ethically, this is no different to Boris Johnson selecting half a million UK citizens at random (though most would be working class poor) and shooting them in the head. Stating while doing so that these people had to be culled in order that others might live.
Supporters of lockdown should seriously question how they would feel if that's what had literally happened. And then understand that they are living through something which is entirely morally equivalent to it.
When people like me describe current events as 'evil' or compare
them to other historic atrocities, this is where we're coming from. It's not the inconvenience of having to wear a mask or not being able to go to the pub. It's the fact that, as a nation, we have declared ourselves comfortable with allowing our government to murder its
electorate in the pursuit of a deranged political agenda. That is an absolutely horrific and terrifying precedent to set. Of course, it is illegal. But if enough people continue to thank them for it, the law will become irrelevant. As will democracy, freedom and life itself.

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