Birsen Filip fra Mises Institute har skrevet et indlæg om, hvordan Karl Popper og Friedrich A. Hayek ville have set på nedlukningerne.
Jeg ved ikke, om jeg er 100% enig, men interessant læsning er det ikke desto mindre.
Nedenfor et par uddrag. Hele indlægget kan læses her.
If Karl Popper and Friedrich Hayek had witnessed the type of central planning that has taken place since the beginning of the pandemic, they would have called it “holistic social engineering.” They were convinced that supporters of the concept of a social engineer sought to extend “the power of the State” in controlling and reshaping society as a whole in accordance with their own ideals, goals, and wills. According to Popper, social engineers believe that they can diagnose the goals and needs of society, and then implement a strategy to achieve them through large-scale planning. However, such an undertaking would require social engineers to centrally coordinate the activities of millions of people by replacing the wills and ends of those individuals with their own.
Nedenstående var helt evident under (og egentlig også efter) pandemien. Talte man “fortællingen” imod, blev man banket på plads. Det kom meget godt til udtryk i hashtagget “#StayTheFuckHome”, som jo ikke er en pæn opfordring, men snarere en form for trussel.
Social engineers of the pandemic have been largely successful in convincing the masses that the oppressive lockdown measures that they are being forced to endure are ultimately in the best interests of society as a whole. In many instances, they have managed to make many people believe that the goals of the lockdowns are in fact their own goals. At the same time, social engineers have been discouraging “criticism,” as they do not “easily hear of complaints concerning the measures” that they have instituted. Accordingly, the critical views put forth by some journalists, activists, dissenters, legal experts, medical professionals, and anybody else who cares about freedom, human rights violations, and the common good have been systematically silenced.
Der er ingen tvivl om, at nedlukningerne har været central planlægning. Og de gav da også masser masser af eksempler på, hvorfor central planlægning er dømt til at gå galt. Både pga. skøre regler (som når der må være færre mennesker i en større butik, men også fordi man ikke kan centralplanlægge adfærd (så et udendørs forsamlingsforbud får folk til at mødes indendørs, hvor smitterisikoen er meget, meget større).
Hayek and Popper incessantly warned about the form of central planning that we are currently being subjected to, which has been used by numerous dictators and tyrants such as Hitler, Stalin, and Pol Pot. They specifically argued that it would not only lead societies down “the road to serfdom,” but also cause irreversible, large-scale social and economic damage. In fact, since the lockdowns began, general freedom (e.g., freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly, freedom of the press, and intellectual freedom), negative freedom (i.e., freedom from coercion), positive freedom (i.e., freedom of self-development), subjective freedom (i.e., freedom to act based on one’s own will and views), objective freedom (i.e., freedom of “being with other”), and economic freedom (e.g., freedom to earn one’s living, to produce, to buy, to sell, etc.) have been all violated to some extent.