Before reading this blog, I recommend you read this July 21 blog, On Herd Immunity, Establishment Disinformation, and Gain-of-Function. There you will learn about several recent development that inform the present blog. I have written many things on the coronavirus, but one other entry bears considerable interest in light of the present blog, Some Virus Did Something. There, in the early days of the pandemic, I prepare readers to detect the presence of the corporate state project to amass wealth and subdue popular uprising against technocratic control by exposing the Orwellian function of war metaphors. In conjunction with the present entry, that April 2020 blog is useful in showing how propaganda tactics evolve. Now, there is a vaccine and the unvaccinated and those who criticize vaccines have become the enemies. But with vaccines failing to live up to their hype, and, moreover, the growing list of their negative effects—Bell’s palsy, clotting blood, Grave’s disease, Guillain-Barré syndrome, myocarditis, pericarditis, and even death—the narrative is evolving again.
The Associated Press headline, “Fauci says US headed in ‘wrong direction’ on coronavirus,” provides an opportunity to make an important observation: The US is indeed headed in the wrong direction on coronavirus and Fauci is the tip of the spear. The truth of the matter is that, from the git-go, world leaders, governed by corporate power and not the people who suffer that power, took the wrong path. We should never have locked down. We should never have masked up. We should never have suppressed therapeutics. We should never have put our hopes in a vaccine. We should have never hesitated for a second to investigate China and the Wuhan Lab, or Dr. Anthony Fauci and the US National Institute of Health and Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Challenges to these errors haven’t gone away (they are growing) and the establishment, faced with mounting evidence that the vaccines don’t work, is desperately trying to save the project.
We are in the witch hunt phase of the moral panic (see my Priming for Control: How Mass Psychology is Used to Transform Lifeworlds; Panic and Paranoia Deaden Humanity and Sabotage Its Future; A Moral Panic. A Year Later). The Seattle Times goes after physician Joesph Mercola, whom the dark money funded pro-industry outlet Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) declared in their report public enemy number one (the White House is using the CCDH hit piece to persecute experts who challenge the industry narrative). The Seattle Times accuses Mercola of saying that the injections do not prevent infections. Nor do they provide immunity or stop transmission of the disease, he is accused of saying. The Seattle Times tells us that these “assertions were easily disprovable.” Only we are now being told that the injections do not in fact prevent infections, provide immunity or stop transmission of the disease. Apparently the Seattle Times didn’t get the memo that the propaganda message has shifted. The propaganda machine is vast and, however nimble it can be, there are still true believer outfits that fall behind.
The new message is to pretend that Big Pharma was saying these things all along. Therefore, those who tell you tell you things are trying to make something out of nothing. The Seattle Times also goes after Mercola for saying that the shots “alter your genetic coding, turning you into a viral protein factory that has no off-switch.” But that’s what mRNA technology does. They’ve been saying this all along, too. The inventor of mRNA platform himself, Dr. Robert Malone, is warning people that these vaccines were rushed and the side effects that are making people very sick and even killing them were unavoidable. He hopes next generation product addresses the problem of the toxic effects of the spike protein the mRNA technology teaches your cells to produce. But in the meantime, there is no good reason for most people to get the shot. Indeed, there are a lot of good reasons for not taking the shot. Malone tells us that, for sure, these shots will not get us to herd immunity because the shots are not designed to do that. No T-cell memory. No antibodies. Again, the shots were only designed to train cells to produce a toxic protein in the hope that this would reduce the risk of severe illness from COVID-19. But the shots don’t do that, either. The Seattle Times, by treating the telling of a simple fact as the work of somebody who wants his audience to believe a terrible thing about the Pfizer shot telegraphs the terrible thing about the Pfizer shot: that it will “alter your genetic coding, turning you into a viral protein factory that has no off-switch.”
As I reported in my previous blog on this topic, after terrifying the public into getting injected with the experimental mRNA technology, so-called “breakthrough cases” started popping up everywhere. As I explained there, this is the rationalization covering cases where a fully vaccinated person is infected with the virus. We now know that breakthrough cases are hardly rare. CNBC is compelled to report that “Israel says Pfizer Covid vaccine is just 39% effective as delta spreads,” while hastening to add “but still prevents severe illness.” We were told that these vaccines were over 90 percent effective against the virus (Israel led the cheerleading with that statistic, you may recall), leading the public to believe that the vaccine was highly effective in conferring immunity, and that therefore they could go about their daily lives again (now states are preparing to mask up the vaccinated).
CNBC assures its readers, the vaccine “still works very well in preventing people from getting seriously sick, demonstrating 88% effectiveness against hospitalization and 91% effectiveness against severe illness, according to the Israeli data.” What CNBC fails to tell readers is that the vast majority of people who contract SARS-CoV-2 will also never develop serious illness nor be hospitalized. CNBC can leave out this important fact knowing that more than 40 percent of US progressives believe COVID-19 puts half of those who get in the hospital and a majority of British citizens and residence believe COVID-19 has killed ten percent of those who contracted the virus. This is lying by omission to a gullible audience. It’s shocking (not really) to learn that those who tell me to “believe in the science” can be counted among those possessing the same quality of mind progressives mock for believing in the devil (except many of the latter aren’t stepping up to participate in a reckless and sloppy mass experiment).
The public is now being told that no authorities ever claimed those who were vaccinated were immune from the disease or wouldn’t wind up in the hospital. According to Dr. Malone, the Pfizer and Moderna technology was never tested for efficacy to infection and transmission (the government told Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., there were never any studies on human safety at all). These shots were only designed to reduce the severity of illness—they believed. Moreover, the technology was rushed to market. They knew that the spike protein the recipient’s cells are taught to manufacture is a toxin (which is why the technology is sickening so many people) but they jabbed people with it anyway and have now pushed the experiment down to twelve-year-olds. They have so manipulated the public that progressive moms are frantically asking when their infants can be jabbed. And please don’t forget that the misleading messaging surrounding vaccines has made those who received the shot believe they are immune when, in fact, not only risk contracting the virus, but they risk spreading it to others. Those who cannot get vaccinated (for example, those who suffer from autoimmune disorders) are thus put at risk by vaccinated people who think they can’t catch and transmit the virus. Don’t kill grandma!
Skyhorse publishing (the same publisher that published a new edition of The Communist Manifesto with yours truly penning the Introduction), is out with a book by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. The Real Anthony Fauci: Bill Gates, Big Pharma, and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health. Kennedy knows as much on this subject as anybody and, crucially, operates from a critical populist framework that puts the interests of people ahead corporate profits. Our democracy and our freedom depend on people understanding the problem of regulatory capture, technocracy, and corporate governance, and acting on this understanding.
From The Real Anthony Fauci web page:
When the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) since November 1984 and the leading architect of “agency capture”—the corporate seizure of America’s public health agencies by the pharmaceutical industry—happen to be the same man, conflicts of interest arise. Wearing both hats, Dr. Anthony Stephen Fauci, tasked with managing the COVID-19 pandemic in the US, peddled and back-pedaled his prescriptions as Pharma profits and bureaucratic powers grew and public health waned.
Working in tandem with his long-term partner, billionaire Bill Gates, to corral Americans toward a single vaccine solution to COVID, Dr. Fauci committed zero dollars to studying or promoting early treatment with various drug combinations that could dramatically reduce deaths and hospitalizations. Meanwhile, in an assault on our First Amendment guarantee of free speech, Dr. Fauci’s Silicon Valley and media allies dutifully censored criticism of his policies on mainstream social media and collaborated to muzzle any medical information about therapies and treatments that might end the pandemic and compete with vaccines.
After effectively abolishing the First Amendment right to free speech, Dr. Fauci subverted our Seventh Amendment rights to jury trials by arranging to shield reckless and negligent pharmaceutical corporations from liability for injuries from any COVID countermeasures, including vaccines. His lockdowns targeted First Amendment religious freedom by closing churches—while keeping liquor stores open as “essential businesses”—and abolishing century-old religious exemptions to vaccination. Dr. Fauci’s enforced quarantine trampled the Constitutional rights of assembly, of association, and to petition the government, and our Fifth Amendment protection against uncompensated taking of private property. His arbitrary mask and lockdown diktats, without public hearings or rulemaking, strangled our Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment due process guarantees. His tracking and tracing initiatives bulldozed Constitutional rights to privacy and travel, and our Fourth Amendment protections against warrantless searches and seizures.
Finally, readers will see how Dr. Fauci and Bill Gates, asserting biosecurity rationales, worked together to finance and promote the very gain-of-function experiments in Wuhan that may have released the COVID-19 pathogen.
We have arrived at what Sheldon Wolin, in his terrific book Democracy, Inc., calls “inverted totalitarianism.” You must share this information. Please tell your family, friends, and neighbors about this book and about my blog. Tell them about Dr. Robert Malone, the inventor of mRNA platform (these faux-vaccines that are sickening people). He appeared on Steve Bannon’s War Room Pandemic yesterday (with Kennedy) and blew everyone away. I am sharing the podcast below. People need to know. Don’t believe the corporate propagandists. Follow the science. Follow the money.
Finally, have you seen this meme? I could not have designed a better illustration of elitism (read my The Cynical Appeal to Expertise for an analysis of this style of argument).
The fallacious character of the argument is striking. It’s textbook appeal to authority. It’s also misinformation. It’s hardly a “couple of discredited doctors” pointing out the problems with the vaccine and public policy about COVID-19. It’s doctors and scientists who are not driving the corporate gravy train. And that is a lot of experts. But, yeah, so expertise matters. And that is why you should come to Freedom and Reason and read my blog. I am a scientist with a PhD who understands demographics, epidemiology, and statistical inference. So when you question whether I should write about COVID-19 as somebody who is not an expert on infectious diseases, please know that, chances are, you are hardly in a position to really know who I should listen to. You said so yourself.
Somebody already conveyed the spirit of this post in a fraction of the words. Social influencer, Ethan Siegel, in a discussion about why we should just trust Fauci and the CDC put it like this, “Don’t Even Think About It Bro.” Now that’s a meme. What is so sad about all this is how many people will read the post and think, “Yep, that’s me, Average Citizen. I don’t know jack shit. I don’t even have the capacity to figure out shit for myself. Please tell me what to do.” I call that cerebral hygiene. This is the religion of the progressive: scientism. It leaves you with just believing the authority who agrees with you. That is what confirmation bias really looks like. Like all those people who for decades couldn’t believe the Catholic Church—and the congregants, politicians, and police who enabled the church—would lie about pedophile priests. Consider how massive that conspiracy was.
I will leave you with a few memes. A little heaven and hell: