Lockdown fanatics are abusers: change my mind.
We have spent the past year under strict lockdowns of various forms. Many have shown militant support for them, disparaging anyone who dares to question their efficacy or morality as a ‘selfish granny killer’. Lets take a look at some classic abuse hallmarks and see how many of these the lockdown fanatics tick off. This shouldn't take long.
Psychological abuse can include violence or the threat of violence to make their victim fear them. This type of abuse can come in the form of…control of what they can and cannot do and social isolation from friends and family members.
Looks like one is a pretty easy one to get off the list. We have faced the threat of fines and arrest if we dare visit our loved ones and friends. Not much more to say here — clear signs of physcological abuse — and evidently taking its toll as mental health helpline calls have skyrocketed.
Physical abuse involves causing harm and injury to a victim…Physical abuse can also include; burning, shaking, pushing, punching, biting and grabbing.
See Exhibit A below.
Financial domestic abuse is the most common type of abuse, although it is often the most difficult to recognise. Partners deny the victim access to money or other financial dealings, sometimes with an abuser not allowing their partner to work, forcing their partner into social isolation which has similar limitations seen in psychological abuse.
Businesses ordered to close — illegal for self-employed people to earn a living. Confiscation of capital (i.e. fines) for those who do not obey the lockdown fanatics. Another easy one to tick off the list.
Emotional abuse is the cause of someone to feel a lack of self-respect or self-worth and can be constant, unrelenting insults and criticisms intended to humiliate and bad-mouth the victim. This type of abuse is often connected with other forms of domestic abuse to gain control over the victim and emotional ‘scars’ can often be as harmful as physical ones.
“Granny killer”, “selfish”, “ableist”, “eugenicist” are just a few of the insults I’ve heard. Not to mention the emotionally abusive propaganda videos that we have been forced to watch (see Exhibit B below):
Do I really need to explain this one?
See the insults above.
The threat or use of violence
See Exhibit A above for examples of state violence. Threats of arrest if we do not obey the lockdown fanatics.
Limiting contact with family, friends and work colleagues
We’ve ticked all three of those off.
Checking up on your whereabouts
Accusing you, the victim, of committing the abuse when it is the other way around.
As above, “selfish”, “granny killer” all try to shift the blame from the nasty lockdown fanatics to the victims of this state-supported abuse.
It really did not take long to tick off almost all of the abuse hallmarks. These lockdowns are clearly immoral and those who silence critics of this nasty form of exploitation are simply abusers — no nuance necessary.