Lockdowns Part of a ‘Battle’ Between God-Given Rights and Collectivism: Author

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An author is warning that the world’s current response to monkeypox in the form of lockdowns is signaling a road back to lockdowns, which she calls the “conditioning” of Americans toward a socialist society.

Cheryl Chumley, the author of “LOCKDOWN: The Socialist Plan to Take Away Your Freedom” and an opinion editor at The Washington Times, told Epoch TV’s “China Insider” program.

According to the author, the current government and media reactions in response to monkeypox parallel a pattern of signals that led to COVID lockdowns.

“If you watched as we moved from the coronavirus to the various variants, and now here we are with the media drumming up fear and hysteria about the monkeypox,” Chumley said. “It seems to be leading that way. And that’s not just me taking a guess. It’s some of these health bureaucrats that favored lockdowns, in the beginning [of COVID], 2-plus years ago, who are saying the same [things].”

The threat of lockdowns, Chumley said, goes beyond lockdowns themselves.

“It wasn’t just the lockdowns that were the threat to liberty,” she said. “It was the conditioning of American citizens, in particular, to move from a mindset where our rights come from God based on individual rights, and moving into more of a realm of collectivism, where we care more about other people and other people’s perceptions than we do our own critical thinking and our own self determinations.”

According to Chumley, the world, in responding to crises like COVID and monkeypox, is undergoing a “battle” between “those who love freedom as it comes from a creator as it’s rooted in individualism” and those “who want to use this pandemic and the fear with it to create a big collectivist society.”

The latter, Chumley said, is represented by people like Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum and the author of “Covid-19: The Great Reset.”

By Gary Bai and David Zhang

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