National lockdowns are, in many cases, proving to be pretexts for establishing centrally-planned socialist economies involving strategies to classify and control industry sectors and individual businesses. In many cases this classification is not based on infection risk. Central planning straight out of the Soviet politburo is determining what goods and services ought to be produced, how they ought to be produced, by whom and how much of them ought to be produced. As in the Soviet Union, everyone is being required to obtain state permission to operate, to work, to trade, to travel and to do all the things which were taken for granted in a free society. And that permission, along with all personal freedoms, can be rescinded on the mere suspicion of a bureaucrat.

To what extent do the lockdown regulations conform with the Marxist ideological agenda? What were the economic and social goals of Karl Marx? Should we be concerned at the heightened regulations and restrictions in the name of dealing with the coronavirus? This worldwide lockdown phenomenon is quite unprecedented. What model was used to implement this unprecedentedly intrusive lockdown on travel, work and even worship? Are there any books which could help us to understand the philosophy behind this phenomenon? What can we do to restore our societies to normality, revive our economies and renew our churches?

"Those from among you shall build the old waste places; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach, the Restorer of Streets to Dwell in."

Isaiah 58:12

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