Only people who are vaccinated can evacuate on cruise ships as the La Soufriere volcano on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent erupted on Friday. This creates a "two-tier" society where vaccinated people have already fled the island on cruise ships while non-vaccinated folks are choking on volcanic ash.
And just like that the 'COVID passport' slippery slope has been amply and frighteningly demonstrated with great clarity in an ongoing life-and-death situation.
As the below CBS clip from this weekend confirms, we're now already far past some imagined theoretical 'Brave New World' slippery slope - indeed we've blown past it in the worst nightmare scenario..
Nearly 20,000 people have been forced out of their homes on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent after a volcano erupted there for the first time in more than 40 years.— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) April 9, 2021
Cruise ships are now evacuating people from the island -- but only those vaccinated against COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/oPBCDHhSpa
As some 16,000 people in the direct path of destruction on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent are now fleeing for their lives - also amid power outages and even water supplies cut - and as the sun has been essentially blacked out by a massive blanket of ash, islanders are now being told they might not be rescued if they don't have a COVID-19 vaccination.
Get the jab or face death by the destructive force of the volcano is the apparent "logic" according to the rescuing cruise ship operators and island "health" authorities...
St. Vincent and the Grenadines prime minister, Ralph Gonsalves, told reporters in a press conference Saturday that only vaccinated people could evacuate on the cruise ships.
"The chief medical officer would be identifying the persons already vaccinated so that we can get them on the ship," Gonsalves told reporters.
Gonsalves' vaccination rules appear to have been implemented by Barbados, Grenada, Antigua, and St. Lucia's island nations. These countries are only accepting fully vaccinated refugees.
Twitter users were not pleased with the idea that only those vaccinated people could escape the island.
"To add to the horror on St Vincent, *only vaccinated* evacuees are being accepted on cruise ships or nearby islands. This is worse than my worst nightmares about vaccine segregation. This has to redouble our determination NEVER to allow covid passes," said one user.
Another user said: "VirginIslandsPD volcano erupted in St. Vincent, and their government only evacuated the vaccinated citizens. I call this crimes against humanity".
On Sunday, the Caribbean News Network said conditions on the island worsened. There has been "rumbling, lightning and heavy ashfall were observed, and residents reported power cuts."
St. Vincent's emergency management organization Nemo tweeted:
"Massive power outage following another explosive event at La Soufriere Volcano. Lightning, thunder and rumblings. Majority of the country out of power and covered in ash."
Nearly 20,000 people have been forced out of their homes on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent after a volcano erupted there for the first time in more than 40 years. The volcano has had six eruptions -- in 1718, 1812, 1814, 1902/03, 1979, and 2021.
The government is essentially telling its panicked population to take to jab or face death by the active natural disaster and rapidly deteriorating conditions on the small island. Vaccines are creating a two-tier society, an underclass of the unvaccinated population is stuck on the island, bracing for the next big eruption.