FAST FIVE: Crossing The Rubicon: The UK Slips Into A Repressive State
It is a well-established metaphor for a point at which there is no going back and at which things will never be the same.
It implicitly hands your body over to state control, and renders one of your most basic existential freedoms subject to state interference.
Facemasks have been available for decades for use in industry and ideas generally considered good are taken up by the public.
There is a growing fear in the minds of many of us that Western lockdowns may be permanent.
I believe forced face-mask wearing in British streets is a brutal act that crosses the Rubicon, and finally signifies our descent into a de facto repressive state.