The apparent outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020 was met by global moral panic. From America to Europe to Asia, they veered from harsh lockdowns to closing their borders in ill-fated attempts to quell a viral spread that soon enveloped the world. As our lives seem to return to ‘normal’, there has never been a better time to undertake an in-depth study of governments’ responses to the pandemic.
In his timely and masterly researched book, Dr. van Aardt lifts the lid on how the mass hysteria engendered by governments’ responses to the pandemic worldwide allowed them to seize an ever-tighter grip on the levers of power, and, under cover of an illicit perpetual “state of emergency”, exert unprecedented control over ordinary peoples’ lives. He does us all an invaluable service in alerting us to the insidious and inherently lawless nature of biomedical collectivism, and what must be done to resist it.
Dr. van Aardt, a well-respected legal scholar who has published numerous articles on international human rights law and bioethics during the COVID-19 era, draws extensively upon historical legal precedent, modern legal theory and medical practice from across the world, to provide an independent, objective international legal analysis of the human rights and bio-ethical normative rules and standards relating to vaccine mandates and other COVID-19 restrictions. In doing so, he aims to educate citizens with the relevant legal, moral, and ethical laws regarding their innate and inalienable absolute fundamental human rights, and to distil a set of conceptual, analogical, and legal perspectives to help interpret the significance of the present rise of public health emergency regimes.
This critically important text is written in an accessible and thought-provoking way. Its publication will have both a profound and positive effect. Ultimately, its perspective is an optimistic one, providing those that were injured, dispossessed, marginalized, and oppressed during the course of the COVID-pandemic with the knowledge that the rule of law is on their side, and supplying the information and tools they require to resist global biomedical collectivism, and restore law and order. But it comes with a stark warning: civil disobedience and political action becomes a sacred duty when the state has become lawless. We have a sacred duty to act. And the time to act is now to re-establish the rule of law and judiciously deal with the perpetrators and compensate the victims of the COVID-19 era human rights violations.