Employment in 2021 — How far is it from Vaccine Mandates to Thoughtcrimes?
Does freedom prevail in starting small businesses with less than 50 employees?
Everybody has in some way or another heard about the recent announcement by president Biden that the US government now mandates vaccination for COVID 19. In the official announcement, it was described as asking companies with more than 100 employees to require: Either vaccination or weekly testing while government employees, military, entities, and people working in the healthcare sector and receiving Medicate or Medicare funds, etc. will have to be vaccinated.
This includes people who have already had COVID and recovered, people who have no contact with customers and work from home — no matter what, they all are mandated to get vaccinated.
Some of the larger employers were mentioned by name and I can say that a very large company I know, Accenture, has mandated vaccination without exception — no testing option. There was no real explanation given except the claim that mandating everybody to get vaccinated somehow protects employees and customers.
A lot of people wonder how this protection works if it even exists as anybody who was in contact with a Covid-19 virus-carrying person can transmit it to anybody else, regardless of being vaccinated or not.
The most amazing aspect of this mandate is that employers like Accenture tell their employees that they have to receive and show proof of vaccination or lose their job. The time to get that done is about 6–8 weeks. If you don’t provide proof by then you will be terminated.
There have always been cases where certain conditions require special protections. If you work in a hazardous area of a company or you make products for humans and need to have a sterilized clean room environment it makes sense that you need to wear protective gear. Still, the HR person or accountant or manager in the office does not gown up just because some parts of the company have these areas.
I was initially outraged because it feels like something I should have the right to decide was taken from me.
With more reflection — always a good thing to do — I started wondering what is going on and I personally believe this is all a matter of control.
How can the government control the public — especially voters? How can employers control their employees?
Then I recalled a book we read in school many decades ago. You might have heard the title “1984” by George Orwell. For those of you who never heard of it, here is a quick synopsis I found on Spark Notes. Amazingly this was written in 1949:
“Winston Smith is a low-ranking member of the ruling Party in London, in the nation of Oceania. Everywhere Winston goes, even his own home, the Party watches him through telescreens; everywhere he looks he sees the face of the Party’s seemingly omniscient leader, a figure known only as Big Brother. The Party controls everything in Oceania, even the people’s history and language. Currently, the Party is forcing the implementation of an invented language called Newspeak, which attempts to prevent political rebellion by eliminating all words related to it. Even thinking rebellious thoughts is illegal. Such thoughtcrime is, in fact, the worst of all crimes.”
Orwell thought the telescreens would be forced upon people by the government. In our 2021 reality, we actually pay up to $1000 for a device (i.e. iPhone) and we voluntarily share all the data the device collects.
The one thing that we have and will refine going forward is the connection of these devices with our bodies.
First, we had smartphones and smart TVs, and smart speakers. Then we transitioned to “wearables”.
Neuralink is working on an implantable chip that can communicate with your smart device or wearable.
Soon your government and your employers will mandate that you have these chips implemented so control can be complete — no place to hide.
What’s the alternative?
As I wrote in the sub-title, you could create your own company and be your own employer. The government limited the size of companies that are mandated to vaccinate to 100 or more employees. In other laws and rules, they make it much harder to comply with everything when your company reaches 5o employees. This Link shows you what changes: https://www.uschamber.com/co/run/human-resources/hiring-50th-employee
So, at least for now, creating something of your own is a way out.
What should it be?
Anybody who knows me would tell you that I suggest you do something you are passionate about.
If I had to start all over again I would either create a real estate business or a business that utilizes my skills so I can use the profits to invest in real estate.
For those of you who say: “Yeah, real estate business sounds great but how am I supposed to do that without a lot of money to start — remember I was just fired because I didn’t want to follow the vaccination mandate”.
I would love to hear from you because I am developing a new approach for those people and others who have little to no money to start.
I want to partner with motivated individuals who are willing to learn how to become a premium host in short-term rentals (STR), get certified, and then manage properties I or my friends provide to these hosts in a symbiotic partnership.
If you wonder how this could work, pick any destination you like or could imagine visiting and compare booking a hotel room and booking an Airbnb. Then imagine you were managing that Airbnb.
That’s just one strategy I am working on but there are many more ways to get away from employers of more than 100, 1000, a million employees and be independent.
In the process, you will generate enough profit to invest in your own properties, begin generating passive income and reach your Time Freedom Point. When that’s in place you can live wherever you want and stay away from all mandates and control mechanisms — not only the ones already in place but those the government and employers will dream up next.