It was once said that if you want to know what America will look like in 20 years, look to Europe today.
Well, that’s a troubling take if you take a look at current events in Paris, France.
Effective this week, anyone in France entering a café, restaurant, shopping center, or hospital, or taking a long-distance train, will have to show a special COVID-19 health pass.
French President Emmanuel Macron announced in July that people will have to show a special COVID-19 health pass to gain access to these establishments, according to Healthline.com.
With the policy now in effect, a video from Reuters reporter Antony Paone captured Paris police going table to table in an outdoor seating area asking diners to produce a health pass.
Dystopian nightmare that people claimed would never happen. Papers please in order to eat food at an outdoor restaurant with police roaming aroundpic.twitter.com/NGkSYMpoky
— Nuance Bro (@NuanceBro) August 9, 2021
“The first checks of #Police started as a preventive measure at #Paris in cafes and restaurants where the #PassSanitaire is mandatory as of today. Verbalization of 135 euros from next week, up to 9,000 euros in the event of a repeat offense,” Paone tweeted, as translated by Twitter.
“The health pass — known officially as the EU Digital COVID Certificate — shows whether a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a recent negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19,” Healthline reported. “Anyone over the age of 12 will also be required to show the pass to visit a movie theater, museum, live theater, theme park, or cultural center starting July 21.”
Over 200,000 French protesters hit the streets last week, some were wearing yellow stars emblazoned with the term “non vaccinée,” which means not vaccinated and is a play on Nazi Germany’s treatment of Jews.
Macron urged the French to “accept these collective rules … and get vaccinated,” according to The Guardian.
Proving he’s a politician through and through, he twisted personal freedom into being irresponsible.
“It’s about citizenship. Freedom only exists if the freedom of everyone is protected… it’s worth nothing if by exercising our freedom we contaminate our brother, neighbor, friend, parents, or someone we have come across at an event. Then freedom becomes irresponsibility,” Macron said.
Believe it or not, some find it acceptable for police being able to approach people and essentially ask for their papers:
You can’t be serious 😂. When I went to the hospital to see my niece in the NICU, they asked me for proof that I was vaccinated for a whole bunch of stuff. How is this any different?. You should see how the TSA treats people. That must be dystopian too😂.
— The Rambler (@TheRambler14) August 9, 2021
They’re just want to make sure people are fully vaccinated whats wrong with that? give me a break
— Jay Skel (@jaxmain80) August 9, 2021
On the other hand, skeptical social media users see it for what it is. Here’s a small sampling of some of those responses from Twitter:
If vaccines work, which I’m sure they do, what is the point of making people show papers and requiring masks of vaccinated people?
— Ricardo Gaytan (@RicardoGaytan25) August 9, 2021
Millennial and zoomers were raised on dystopia media like hunger games qnd maze runner, so you’d think they would be primed resistance. But one pandemic comes along and it’s “yes sir, got my papers right here.”
— Edward Adams (@EdwardWalsh1791) August 9, 2021
Love how they’re handling the phones & distancing. Wonder how many phones/vac cards the cops have touched. Let’s spread more germs. 🤦♂️ Psyop.
If authorities can do this for Covid-19 shot verification, then they can do the same to check for illegals. 😉
— Robert Peter (@rpeter99) August 9, 2021
— Mr SkelTrad (@ThankMrSkeltal0) August 9, 2021
Sad part is some people are ok with this cause they think ” just get vaccinated and you’ll be fine”..the compliance is driving it to this point and further, if you, “just do it”. 😑😑🙄🙄
— Jessie McCloud (@JESSIE__MCCLOUD) August 9, 2021
— Crypto Freedom 🇬🇧 (@HSickboy123) August 9, 2021
This is actually pretty scary
— bottlelona (@lucianosrebalo) August 9, 2021
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