French President Emmanuel Macron recently announced that all French citizens who enter restaurants, cafes, bars, hospitals, shopping malls, or festivals must have a COVID-19 Health Pass.
According to French health officials, a COVID-19 Health Pass indicates whether or not a person has been either vaccinated or tested negative for COVID-19 recently.
President Macron also declared that all health care officials must have a COVID-19 vaccine and if they refuse, they will be met with sanctions or fines. Shortly after Macron made his authoritarian decision, French health officials announced that over 800,000 people got vaccinated in one day.
Another three million booked an appointment to get vaccinated in the future. After having more citizens vaccinated, French officials touted how easily they were able to get the masses to get vaccinated so quickly.
However, critics say Macron acted as a dictator which caused people to get the vaccine out of fear of losing freedom if they’re not vaccinated.
Consequences of Not Following Macron’s Authoritarian Laws
The Guardian reported that the new COVID-19 mandate will be mandated on July 21st. Moreover, if any person in France enters a hospital, restaurant, café, bar, museum, or other venues without a COVID-19 Health Pass, then that person could be jailed for six months or fined close to $9,000.
With only 36.4% of the French vax’d, and Macron making it law to show a vax cert pass at supermarkets and restaurants, it seems if Covid don’t get them, he will starve them instead?
— luaptterb (@luaptterb) July 13, 2021
Also, if any establishments refuse to check citizens for “Health Passes,” then that establishment could be fined up to $46,000 and owners could face up to one year in jail.
Many restaurant owners believe this will affect their businesses, considering some of their customers weren’t planning to get vaccinated.
Citizens are Pushing Back Against Macron’s New Mandate
Over 100,000 people took the streets of France to protest against France’s new vaccine rules. A French Holocausts Survivor compared France’s new vaccination mandates to Nazis who persecuted Jews during WWII.
It’s very clear while some are just getting the vaccine to make their life more convenient, others are standing up and fighting for their freedoms in France.
French protesters have tried to gain access to government buildings.
Protests have been ongoing across France in response to the mandatory vaccination/passport orders issued by Macron.
— Darren of Plymouth 🇬🇧 (@DarrenPlymouth) July 14, 2021
France’s success in getting large groups of people vaccinated within a short amount of time will ultimately encourage other countries to follow France’s lead.
The Old Saying Goes: The Bible is More Accurate Than Tomorrow’s Newspaper
Many Christians are comparing France’s draconian laws to a Bible scripture found in Revelations. The verse prophesies a time where people can no longer buy or sell without the mark of the beast.
Although people aren’t being forced to get marks, what the French government is doing is programming people’s minds into thinking that entering restaurants, cafes, malls, and other places with “health passes” is a completely normal action when it’s not.
The French government is showing the world if you make people life’s hard and inconvenient, then they will accept what they normally would refuse.