After the 2nd Pandemic the water was already hot as we jumped right into the pot. You can call it Socialism, Communism, Military Dictatorship all I know is freedom was lost maybe forever. It just took these few steps (below) and before you knew it there was no way to go back.
(1) People couldn’t congregate in groups of 10 or more
(2) Private restaurants and bars were forcibly closed by the state
(3) Elections were delayed
(4) Religious institutions were closed as well some by choice others by congregation rules (#1)
Oh wait this is happening now!!! Sorry I got off my “fiction” story
(5) The State directs businesses to produce only products they deemed necessary for this emergency.
(6) Individuals who were considered subversive to these rules for public safety are sent away for their and the public’s safety. These included individuals who reported opposing points of view.
(7) Government sends individuals to work based on the needs of the state during this “crisis”
A crisis that those in “power” deemed should never end!
FOOTNOTE– How can we prevent this from occurring today?