Covid-19 and the January 6 protests have been exercises in propaganda. From William Bernard Butler at williambernardbutler.com:
If the world is at war and the most prized territory is the mind of humanity, then there are at least two reality-bending fronts and questions in this war: (1) has the world experienced an extraordinarily dangerous and deadly “pandemic” from January 2020 to the present?; and (2) on January 6, 2021, did a rogue band of domestic terrorists and insurrectionists violently attempt to overthrow the United States government?
The reality-based community is waking up to the fact that the answer to both of these questions is, emphatically: No.
The keyhole-vision pictures inserted into our collective brain by these false narratives looked so real while we were caught in the middle of them, especially when the scary charts and photos were accompanied by equally scary and incendiary words. The sane and sober facts now provide a much more realistic, and much broader, picture and perspective. With time and space, we can now discern reality from narrative, fact from fiction.
Because language is so important and so misused and abused by the authors of these false narratives, let’s please stop using the words “pandemic” and “insurrection” unless they are followed by the term “narrative,” as in “fictional story.” We can also stop using the word “vaccination.” When we use the identifying labels that the false narrative authors carefully choose and apply in order to get us to admit to a fiction by merely repeating a false and misleading label, then it becomes much harder for us to later draw the hard line between stories that exist only in our heads versus stories that exist in objective reality.
The pandemic narrative, The Covid Scare, is a fiction. The 2020 Seasonal Flu is reality. The January 6 “insurrection” is a fiction. The sad fate of the abused and misguided Bonus Army 2.0 is reality.