They are not smart enough as a collective to carry it out.
That's exactly what I said to my buddy today. Conspiracies require brains, coordination, and secrecy. The human parasites that form the government anywhere are not capable of all three. So I agree with you 100% on this subject. However, just as Hillary said so eloquently, wasting this rare opportunity to make some rich and to test how to lie, manipulate, and control the gullible and the obedient, was irresistible to the control freaks.
The lockdowns like we had are unlikely to come back.
Even the first one was idiotic and similar to paying blackmail. Either you are ready to pay forever or don't pay after the first demand.
Either lockdowns are approved as an effective response to "pandemics" each time we have them or not. There is no room or need for any grayness or the "just this time" kind of nonsense.
For the record, I got two shots of Modera and the "booster".