I don't bide by the control rhetoric being brought up by covid; govt already control us in way more subtle ways not needing to be delivered intravenously. They're the Amazon of information channels worldwide. They don't need a jab to get you to do anything. Yea there may be a hand tightening it's grip on a mechanic in our life that'll be a law school essay question in the distant future; but right now everyone on every side is to blame in some way shape or form as to why it's still a problem today and not just an extra cozy winter in 2019 leading into 2020.
We went into lockdown because the idea from sensible people that was to just wash your hands some more; that's always been enough, wasn't enough by March and the shadow it was casting was pretty gloomy. Hence the rush right into lockdowns, and given the public issue dominating the time was police brutality; the guise of the uniform coming in to tell you to stay home at the time of historical verdicts wasn't really going to fly. There's a lot of saucy combinations of good and bad why the government would want to recommend you to stay home, while simultaneously fauceting a rhetoric you're going to be gunned down by a deplorable, Godless, America-hating rioter all while needing to construe a plan to defend against a virus so you can keep paying your taxes next year. There were lots of already politically charged reasons why some couldn't stay in lockdown, so naturally the virus developed and along with it and so did the conspiracies surrounding the motivation behind committing to being the the team against it.
Where we're at now is everyone has to sound like an asshole to get a point across due to the anti-humor that's been surgically embedded in our communication patterns. Trolls are winning, hardcore. Algorithmic feedback loops of anti-humor facilitated on social media have overall dominated modern language, effectively pushing the idea of common sense out the door. What used to serve as inside jokes for the introverted to find other like-minded introverts and sometimes little life pro-tips; now serves as a function of communicating broader ideas in short-spurts by hijacking the understanding of what is being delivered from the meme. Instead of typical educational fashion, now simply pointing at two to three concepts and slamming them together is good enough for most to feel comfortably informed. I've always done my group projects, I know first hand the majority is helpless from suffering from learned helplessness so most think why bother doing anything. And memes are pretty damned funny, it's no mystery as to why we're in this state of affairs. Some people just suck, and some people never learned any better. The former being sheltered by the latter.