President Trump might have won the election if he had asserted himself and not gone along with the so-called experts on Covid-19. From Eric Peters at ericpetersautos.com:
An interesting thing happened after I posted the little notice about not having much luck getting people who use anti-social media (e.g., Twitter and Facebook) to start using Parler instead. I more than doubled the followers I had there.
And then another interesting thing happened.
I just lost about a third of them, overnight. After I posted my Orange Fail column. Apparently one cannot speak ill of the Orange Man on Parler without the Parler room getting emptier. That’s fine; people have every right to stay or go, as they prefer. I just think it’s an interesting commentary on the affliction which afflicts both sides of the aisle.
The left cannot deal with diversity of opinion . . . and neither can the right.
Just as one must worship at the altar of BLM and Wokeness if one wishes to remain in the good graces of the left, so also one must prostrate oneself before the radiant orange glow, even if now much diminished and on the verge of being extinguished.
Was the election stolen? Sure, probably – it seems likely. But the Orange Man helped steal it. Shall we count the ways?
The most fundamental way was by agreeing with Sickness Psychosis. By letting Pope Fauci XVII become the president. The Orange Man just stood there – for months – while the ultimate swamp creature lectured and terrorized Americans. The Orange Man is not only complicit in this terrorizing of the populace, the man was apparently not smart enough to see that Sickness Psychosis was the means by which “the steal” was arranged.
They get to rule because they’re better than us, their subjects. Just accept it and get with the program. From theburningplatform.com:
A recurring feature of the government Covid efforts is the people issuing various public health edicts violating those edicts. The self-righteous lectures about mask wearing from a sanctimonious politician are followed by pics of that politician going around without a mask at some swanky event. Restaurants all over the country have been closed, but special exceptions are always made for the politicians. These stories of official perfidy have become a staple of the outrage media.
One of the more amusing examples was from Rhode Island where the governess there has been carrying on like an overprotective mother, demanding that everyone stay home for the holidays. Meanwhile she is getting tanked up with other hens at a wine and paint party. The latest is the coordinator of the White House coronavirus response, who has been telling people to stay in hiding for the holidays. Meanwhile, she had a big family bash at one of her mansions over Thanksgiving.
Of course, these stories are waived around as examples of the hypocrisy and sense of entitlement common in the political class. There is an assumption that the people contradicting their own lectures know the lectures are nonsense. They know the mask wearing and other rules are ridiculous. They just like playing dictator. In contrast, these stories are sometimes presented as examples of how these people think they are above the rules, as if they are members of an aristocracy.
Much of the Covid-19 response has been geared towards the intellectual level of kindergartners. From Rob Slane at theblogmire.com:
This is the second of five articles I am publishing over the next couple of weeks looking at various aspects of our new Covidian State in 2020. These pieces are also due to be published on The Conservative Woman website from 27-31 December.
I recently wrote a satirical speech by our Prime Minister, in which I imagined him coming up with all sorts of absurd rules for the Christmas season. It was really hard. Not because I was unable to come up with hundreds of such rules, were I minded to do so, but because the whole point of satire is to raise the absurdities up a step or two, in order to highlight the ridiculousness of what is happening. But how do you do this when the real-life absurdities have already been turned up to 11 on the amplifier? I kid you not when I tell you that my original list included a rule against playing certain board games over Christmas — which I rejected — only to see a few days later SAGE coming out and advising against the playing of board games.
We have now had nearly nine months of being treated like utter imbeciles. A once great country with a once free people has been reduced to the level of being governed by pathetic, childish slogans. And for some reason we have allowed ourselves to be infantilised.
I am utterly baffled as to how people can have sat through some of these slogans being introduced without responding with howls of laughter.
“Stay Alert. Control the Virus. Save Lives.”
What on earth is this actually supposed to mean? Stay Alert? For what? Are we supposed to be on our guard for a virus that is approximately 120 nanometres, or around 1,000th the width of a human hair? Are we to carry an electron microscope around with us wherever we go, just in case? One of my favourite signs is an electronic one I sometimes see on my occasional drives into the office. On one day, it says, “Stay Alert. Control the Virus.” On another, it says, “Stay Alert. Watch out for Cyclists.” It should be noted that cyclists are considerably bigger than 120nm and even often wearing the kind of hi-vis jackets that coronaviruses refuse to wear.
Control the Virus? Say what? You mean they actually think we’re stupid enough to think they’re clever enough to devise schemes that can actually control those little invisible 120 nm virus particles that are in the air and on surfaces. Apparently so.
A lot of lives could have been saved if President Trump hadn’t touted HCQ as a cure for Covid-19. Not because Trump was wrong, he wasn’t, but because he made it politically incorrect to recommend or prescribe it. From Paul Craig Roberts at paulcraigroberts.com:
I have pointed out to you in a number of postings to this website that known cures for Covid are being suppressed. HCQ, for example, is being intentionally kept from people who as a result needlessly die from Covid. In other words, it is the intent of public health authorities for Covid to be deadly. It will be difficult for you to accept that public health officials are sentencing people to death in order to fatten their own pockbooks. But that is a fact.
In the article below, we have yet another expert’s affirmation of the efficacy of HCQ and a damning indictment ot those public health officials who withhold it and use the presstitutes to demonize it. Dr. Harvey Risch is Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale University. He is an expert, and he reports known empirical evidence proving the effectiveness and safety of HCQ.
Another expert, Dr. Kamran Abbasi, executive editor of the British Medical Journal and editor of the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, has this to say:
“Science is being suppressed for political and financial gain. Covid-19 has unleashed state corruption on a grand scale, and it is harmful to public health. Politicians and industry are responsible for this opportunistic embezzlement. So too are scientists and health experts. The pandemic has revealed how the medical-political complex can be manipulated in an emergency—a time when it is even more important to safeguard science.
“The UK’s pandemic response relies too heavily on scientists and other government appointees with worrying competing interests, including shareholdings in companies that manufacture covid-19 diagnostic tests, treatments, and vaccines. Government appointees are able to ignore or cherry pick science—another form of misuse—and indulge in anti-competitive practices that favour their own products and those of friends and associates.”
The British response to Covid-19 has been as screwed up and fraudulent as the US’s. From a letter from Great Britain at theburningplatform.com:
“The Financial Jigsaw” has been serialised here and now is replaced by this weekly “Letter from Great Britain.”
NOTE – If anyone would like an electronic copy of the complete book, I should be pleased to email a free PDF on request to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Also a hardcopy of the book, “The Financial Jigsaw” is available priced at £25 GBP plus P&P in A4, workbook format, bound with clear plastic covers, printed locally on demand.
This week in the UK we witnessed a revision of the tiered lockdown rules and it is not pleasant. It’s time to review the facts. I have spent the past nine months scrupulously examining the facts; I am a committed unbeliever. I do not wear the mask of allegiance marked out by a lanyard around the neck. Here, in UK, our government propaganda continues without remission, only complete divorce from the outside world can afford protection. This is brain-washing on a global scale. The incremental take-over of advertising slots by the government’s ‘nudge unit‘ is complete. Even adverts by the usual corporates and the big supermarkets are made nauseous by mealy-mouthed assurances of “safe” shopping.
Why this campaign of terror, I ask? Why, in the midst of a genuine pandemic, would anyone need to be reminded unceasingly that death is dogging their footsteps? The short answer is, they wouldn’t. In a genuine pandemic, this constant mental battering would be superfluous which gives the lie to this crazy situation.
Our government has bought the mass media lock, stock and barrel, at vast expense, with the sole purpose it seems, of hammering home a message of impending doom. Instead of calming our fears with facts and rational arguments, they have seen fit to flood the airwaves with slogans calculated to maintain panic; with disingenuous appeals to the emotions; with out-of-context death counts, wilful obfuscation of the difference between cases and infections, a fraudulent PCR test https://www.globalresearch.ca/coronavirus-scandal and graphs and computer models carefully selected to emphasise the worst possible eventualities.
The year 2020 may set an all time low for mass mental acuity. From Rob Slane at theblogmire.com:
This piece is the first in a series of five articles I will be publishing over the next couple of weeks looking at various aspects of our new Covidian State in 2020. These pieces are also due to be published on The Conservative Woman website from 27-31 December.
“Our Government, along with Governments around the world will shortly announce the quarantining of whole populations for a seasonal respiratory virus which leaves 99.8-99.9% of those who get it in the land of the living. What is more, they will also announce a shutdown of the entire economy for months and then, when the epidemic has actually gone, will mandate that you cover the lower half of your face with a bit of cloth. They will do this by frightening people into compliance with a barrage of propaganda, slogans, data entirely taken out of context, and the threat of massive fines.”
Anyone making this claim at the beginning of the year would rightly have been thought to have mislaid the plot and their marbles, long ago. But here we are, at the end of that same year, and it is precisely what has happened.
Only it is much worse than that.
Had you somehow been persuaded to give credence to this insane prophecy, you would probably have been comforted by the following thought: “They’ll never get away with it. The people will never stand for it.”
Not a bit of it. Somehow, millions of people across the country, and in fact across the world, were persuaded to accept it. By far the majority somehow thought that quarantining whole nations of healthy people for a virus, for the first time in history, was a good idea. Well, actually the second time in history to be precise. It was tried in 2009 by the Mexican Government during the Swine Flu outbreak, but they had the good sense to end it after a couple of weeks after realising how much it would devastate the country.
Covid-19 measures have absolutely screwed small businesses, to the delight of large businesses. From MN Gordon at economicprism.com:
This year, fear of a deadly pandemic triggered the ruling class to spread authoritarian lockdown orders. The god of science, like a burning bush, told them to remove their sandals and deliver policies of regression. A paranoid public was quick to comply.
Humans have been battling viruses since well before the wheel was invented. According to archaeologists, a fast moving epidemic roughly 5,000 years ago wiped out a prehistoric village in what is today northeastern China. Dead bodies were stuffed inside a dwelling – the Hamin Mangha – that was later burned down.
Another mass burial, the Miaozigou site, took place about the same time and in the same general area. Together these discoveries suggest there was a rapid outbreak of an acute infectious disease. An epidemic ravaged the entire region.
The viral spread of submicroscopic pathogens has the potential to alter the flow of history. Soldiers returning to the Roman Empire after war against Parthia in 165 AD brought back more than the spoils of conquest. The Antonine Plague, which is suspected to have been smallpox or measles, claimed an estimated 5 million lives. The epidemic had devastating consequences throughout the Roman Empire; perhaps bringing forward the demise of Pax Romana.
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Maybe lawsuits will get governments’ attention. From Joseph Mercola at lewrockwell.com:
Reiner Fuellmich,1 who has been a consumer protection trial lawyer in California and Germany2 for 26 years, is a founding member of the German Corona Extra-Parliamentary Inquiry Committee (Außerparlamentarischer Corona Untersuchungsausschuss,3 or ACU),4,5 launched July 10, 2020.
Fuellmich is leading the committee’s corona crisis tort case — an international class-action lawsuit that will be filed against those responsible for using fraudulent testing to engineer the appearance of a dangerous pandemic in order to implement economically devastating lockdowns around the world.
He estimates more than 50 other countries will be following suit. In the video above, Patrick Bet-David interviews Fuellmich about how and why the group was formed and the status of this work.
Early on, as Fuellmich started hearing concerns from family and friends in Germany about a new respiratory virus, one particular name kept popping up: professor Christian Drosten, Ph.D., a German virologist.
Why do the powers that be keep repeating the same Covid-19 measures that haven’t worked? From
When politicians across the globe tell you they listen to “the science” when defining their COVID measures, they don’t really, they are lying. What they listen to is a shred of science as formulated by their local virologists and epidemiologists, which is inevitably questioned by other scientists.
If this were not the case, the entire world would now be taking the same measures, and there would not be any discussions in the scientific community. Still, when measures are imposed in various countries, they are imposed as some kind of law. Lockdowns are popular among failed and failing politicians, because they see it as a failsafe measure (there’s nothing more extreme). But that is only because they have never moved beyond the “COVID is the only problem we have” mindframe.
Still, even then, it would be wise to recognize these measures as arbitrary. That’s why they differ from one place to another; they make it up as they go along, guided by their limited understanding of the issue. What US Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch opined on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s decree on closing churches, as the court struck down the decree, is a fine example of why they are arbitrary:
A lot of politicians have grabbed a lot of power without nary a second thought, and unfortunately, their constituents haven’t put up a peep of protest. From H.P. Smith at americanthinker.com:
On the eve of Thanksgiving, I am reading the news as I have my coffee, as is my regular morning routine, and much of what I read is about the recently reimposed restrictions on multiple aspects of our lives due to COVID-19. The mayor of Los Angeles is calling for people to cancel “non-essential” travel, with the threat of fines and citations for noncompliance. We’ve seen the same thing for several months in several other states, notably New York, New Jersey, and Michigan. And it is all being done in the name of public safety. They’re only concerned with our well-being…right?
Given that the left is so focused on science — mainly when it helps leftists’ agenda to do so, mind you — I will cite a recent study from the Annals of Internal Medicine, also cited in an article on American Thinker, that found that the real “death rate” of COVID-19, measured as the Infection Fatality Rate (IFR) is actually 0.26%, or about a quarter of one percent. Matt Rowe’s article does a good job of describing fully the definition of IFR, so I won’t repeat it all here, but it’s essentially the actual rate of death caused by COVID-19 specifically without other underlying causes.
The point is that the science, time and again, does not seem to support the extreme reactions by those in power. The thing that bothers me is how quickly and easily our mayors and governors have used the pandemic as an excuse to flex their dictatorial muscles, and what frightens and angers me is how quickly and easily they’ve wiped their collective bottoms with the Constitution, with the requisite flush of our rights once their business is completed.
Invasive forms required at the airport, COVID checkpoints at key crossing points in and out of New York City, police checkpoints, and mandatory quarantine periods are all part of the plan to “keep us safe.” Neighbors and even children are being encouraged to spy on and report those who would dare oppose the Almighty. I’ve read enough about 1930s and early 1940s–era Germany to recognize what’s going on. Will those who disobey be forced to wear a distinguishing mark of some kind on their clothing?