The concept of “debt” (I Owe You) is at the foundations of societies, religions and states, being an essential condition to the integrity of them.
Most of the ancient religious texts express the idea of birth as debt towards God, Saints and Ancestors. We are born “guilty” of this burden of debt, that we should pay back till the death with “sacrifices” (in form of tributes, taxations, interests, etc.).
In Abrahamic religions, the ancestor Adam is a transgressor, and therefore a debtor, who passes on to us his burden of Original Sin, that makes impossible the discharging of debt: people come up with the notion that it is impossible to remove the penance, the idea that it cannot be paid off (“eternal punishment”).
In all Indo-European languages, words for “debts” are synonymous with those for “sin” and guilt”. Money is “geld” in German, sacrifice is “geild” in Old English, tax is “Gild” in Gothic.
“The primordial debt,” writes British sociologist Geoffrey Ingham, “is that owed by the living to the continuity and durability of the society that secures their individual existence“.
We are all born as debtors to society. We are born under a load of obligations of every kind, to our predecessors, to our successors, to our contemporaries. The state is merely the administrator of an existential debt that all of us have to the society that created us.
With the same founding logic of religion and societies, Central Banks of Modern States were born. In fact this is precisely the logic on which the Bank of England-the first successful modern central bank-was originally founded. In 1694, a consortium of English bankers made a loan of £1,2oo,ooo to the king. In return they received a royal monopoly on the issuance of banknotes. What this meant in practice was they had the right to advance IOUs (I Owe You) for a portion of the money the king now owed them to any inhabitant of the kingdom willing to borrow from them, or willing to deposit their own money in the bank-in effect, to circulate or “monetize” the newly created royal debt. This was a great deal for the bankers (they got to charge the king 8 percent annual interest for the original loan and simultaneously charge interest on the same money to the clients who borrowed it), but it only worked as long as the original loan remained outstanding. To this day, this loan has never been paid back. It cannot be. If it ever were, the entire monetary system of Great Britain would cease to exist.
The same happened with all the central banks of all other countries. States are founded on DEBT.
Under these premises, it is considered criminal who, owing a “debt to society”, does not want to pay it back, nor the principal nor the interests.
Covid-Vaccine is an obligation (a debt, a tax, a sacrifice) emitted by the Governments, that should be payed back by every citizen for the continuity and durability of society. It is debt that we have contracted towards those scientists, who have created the knowledge and cultural accomplishments for making it possible. Scientists would behave like bankers, lending discoveries to borrowing citizens, who should bring the burden of scientific progress till the death.
A debt can be monetized (divided in unit of exchange, like we do with taxes using money) or bartered (in the case of vaccine, offering our body to the society). Anyhow, a debt needs a sacrifice to be payed back, monetary, physical, psychological, etc..
Let’s finally consider the etymology of “vaccines”. “Vaccine” comes from Latin “Vaccinus”, meaning from “Cow”. One of the most ancient form of sacrifice and debt monetization is cattle. The German historian Bernard Laum long ago pointed out that in Homer, when people measure the value of a ship or suit of armor, they always measure it in oxen. And Oxens have been the most frequent offer to gods in sacrifice, especially during Greek and Roman Ages (the hecatombs).