My December Rage Gauge is in, and what can I tell you? The main takeaway is sales of guns and gold are up. Perhaps Americans are looking for ways to avoid government control of their lives and money. It’s certainly not easy. Take a look at what’s happening with electric vehicles.
You have read regularly here on Your Survival Guy about the intense surveillance and control available to governments in the digital. It creates a “virtual Panopticon,” in which residents can be continuously monitored. An outgrowth of that digital reach is the ability via smart grid technology to turn on or turn off electric appliances and other devices, including vehicles.
Now, Switzerland has become what may be the first country to ban non-essential journeys with electric vehicles while the country is experiencing electrical shortages. Anyone can see how using electric vehicles to limit the freedom of citizens is an invasive new form of government control over citizens and should be viewed with skepticism. The Telegraph’s Verity Bowman reports on Switzerland’s plan:
Electric cars could be banned from making non-essential journeys in Switzerland this winter under a Covid lockdown-style plan to deal with potential energy shortages.
Emergency proposals have been drafted by the government that could see buildings heated to no more than 20 degrees Celsius, shop opening hours reduced and streaming services limited.
The strictest measures – designed to avoid a blackout in the worst case scenario – include a ban on sports matches, concerts and theatre performances.
Switzerland is bracing for an energy crisis this winter due to its reliance on imports to sustain the country through the colder months.
Hydroelectric power accounts for around 60 per cent of Switzerland’s energy supply.
The lowest level will see public buildings heated to no more than 20 degrees Celsius, with people asked to limit their washing machines to a maximum of 40 degrees Celsius.
Under the next level, temperatures will be lowered to 19 degrees Celsius and streaming services asked to lower the resolution of videos from HD quality to standard.
If the situation worsens, shops will be asked to close two hours early and electric vehicles limited to essential journeys.
Crisis measures could see hot water disabled in public bathrooms and the use of electric leaf blowers barred.
Next, escalators will be stopped and outdoor Christmas lighting turned off.
Cryptocurrency mining would then be banned if supplies keep dropping, along with swimming pools closed and lights in sports stadiums turned off.
If the most extreme shortages hit, sports matches, concerts and theatre performances will be cancelled, and all leisure businesses forced to close.
Of course, there’s no shortage of energy. It’s simply that Switzerland’s current government wants to focus on turning off its nuclear and fossil fuel power to achieve the goals of the Great Reset, so grannies will suffer in the cold, and families will have their travel rationed.
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