… against medical tyranny, for freedom of medical choice . Also: articles on such themes as anti-Communism, freedom of speech and religion, and Judeo-Christian and Enlightenment values and principles. And memes and cartoons that lampoon medical tyranny.
"Enlightenment is man's emergence from his self-imposed immaturity ... the inability to use one's own understanding without another's guidance. This immaturity is self-imposed if its cause lies not in lack of understanding but in indecision and lack of courage to use one's own mind without another's guidance. Dare to know! (Sapere aude.) "Have the courage to use your own understanding," is therefore the motto of the [European] Enlightenment.
"Laziness and cowardice are the reasons why such a large part of mankind gladly remain minors all their lives, long after nature has freed them from external guidance. They are the reasons why it is so easy for others to set themselves up as guardians. It is so comfortable to be a minor. If I have a book that thinks for me, a pastor who acts as my conscience, a physician who prescribes my diet [or vaccine], and so on--then I have no need to exert myself. I have no need to think, if only I can pay; others will take care of that disagreeable business for me. Those guardians who have kindly taken supervision upon themselves see to it that the overwhelming majority of mankind ... should consider the step to maturity, not only as hard, but as extremely dangerous. First, these guardians make their domestic cattle stupid and carefully prevent the docile creatures from taking a single step without the leading-strings to which they have fastened them. Then they show them the danger that would threaten them if they should try to walk by themselves. Now this danger is really not very great; after stumbling a few times they would, at last, learn to walk. However, examples of such failures intimidate and generally discourage all further attempts.
"Thus it is very difficult for the individual to work himself out of the immaturity which has become almost second nature to him. He has even grown to like it, and is at first really incapable of using his own understanding because he has never been permitted to try it. Dogmas and formulas [e.g., Leftist ideology, identity politics] these mechanical tools designed for reasonable use--or rather abuse--of his natural gifts, are the fetters of an everlasting immaturity. The man who casts them off would make an uncertain leap over the narrowest ditch, because he is not used to such free movement. That is why there are only a few men who walk firmly, and who have emerged from immaturity by cultivating their own minds." - Kant, "An Answer to the Question: What is Enlightenment"
According to Dr. Harvey Risch, an epidemiologist at Yale University, theCOVID-19 pandemicwas one of fear, manufactured by people in nominal positions of power as the virus spread around the world last year.
Risch, professor of epidemiology at Yale School of Public Health and Yale School of Medicine’s Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, argued that majorly, the general characteristics of the pandemic has always been a “degree of fear and people’s response to the fear”. He did so on Epoch TV’s program “American Thought Leaders.”
“Overall, I’d say that we’ve had a pandemic of fear. And fear has affected almost everybody…
[Commentary: The unvaccinated are scapegoated for deaths causes by a disease purposely unleashed on the world by the same people orchestrating the scapegoating campaign.
This has a purpose: to divide and conquer us, by dividing us according to vaccination status, by trying to criminalize personal medical choice.
Medical segregation is not merely the unfortunate by-product of Covid-19; it’s the entire point of this engineered and well-orchestrated “pandemic.”
Dividing us is done on purpose in order to impose behavioural conditioning on the masses, to normalize scapegoating.
Class, race, gender, and climate were all used previously, with limited success. Fear of pathogens has proved the most successful strategy for the implementation of Communism in its history.
Covid-19 is in fact a Communist coup d’etat by stealth and deception. It’s effective because most people don’t see — or rather, don’t want to see — it for what it is. They would rather defer to authority figures. It’s easier than thinking for yourself.
It reminds me of the anthropological insight from Clifford Geertz: that the most successful religion is the one that makes its adherents believe it represents true reality. As long as they think it’s made up and is thus not “real” they won’t believe it.
Leftism has had a long history of trying to fool the masses into believing their lot would be better if they handed all their power over to a few enlightened elites — what Thomas Sowell calls the “vision of the annointed.”
They did this through amplified fear and hatred of the scapegoat in the past, using class oppression, and demonizing capitalism. But they had to resport to violence when not enough people bought the lie of class oppression. The working classes stopped buying into Communism when it threatened faith and family. They learned their lesson.
Decades of indocrination in cultural Marxist tropes in the West, through the education system and mass entertainment, was sufficient to condition millions of people to uncritically adopt whatever the prevailing elites told them was true.
Thus when we were told that Covid-19 was a deadly pandemic, people who had been brought up to obey authoritiy for the sake of the greater good they’d been brought up to believe in (Leftist progressivism) accepted it en masse, through groupthink, without question.
Without this previous conditioning it’s questionable whether medical tyranny would have succeeded. Now, scapegoating the unvaccinated for deaths caused by the disease and ‘vaccine’ pushed on us by these core co-conspirators is proving immensely successful.
The more the vaccine fails to deliver, the more its poor results can be blamed on the very people who were smart enough to perceive the lie to begin with – thus eliminating any opposition to the planned power grab. This division is politically useful for those influencing the media to lie to us.]
In the week ending November 12, 2021, the U.K. reported 2,047 more deaths than occurred during the same period between 2015 and 2019; heart disease and strokes appear to be behind many of the excess deaths
In the last 13 weeks alone, about 107,700 seniors died above the normal rate, despite a 98.7% injection rate
In Vermont, where the majority are also injected, excess deaths are the highest they’ve been since before the pandemic
An investigation using official data from NHS and the U.K.’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) found that deaths among teenagers increased 47% since they started getting COVID-19 shots
Deaths from COVID-19 also went up among 15- to 19-year-olds after the shots were rolled out for this age group
Even with mass injections and some receiving two and even three shots in their arm, excess deaths are rising
Throughout the pandemic, mass injections have been dangled as…
About this thinker: “Catherine Austin Fitts (born December 24, 1950) is an American investment banker and former public official who served as managing director of Dillon, Read & Co. and, during the Presidency of George H.W. Bush, as United States Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development for Housing. She has widely written and commented on the subject of public spending and has alleged several large-scale instances of government fraud. She has been an advocate of several theories, most notably the ‘global technocracy’ theory, which has developed rapidly during the COVID-19 pandemic and about which she has recorded a lengthy interview as part of the ‘Planet Lockdown’ conspiracy advocate series.” (Wikipedia)
[NB – I call her a dissident because her reports are focused on how financial developments affect our degree of freedom – do they enhance it or restrict it? This is out of the ordinary because it brings in a type of core values. We are beings who need values, morality of some kind, and some sort of meaning beyond mere self-interest. In the absence of it, we can end up with the wrong values, e.g., Leftist progressivism woke values. This is what’s really meant by the term ‘idolatry.’ So I applaud her project for focusing on freedom as a core value.]
Catherine Austin Fitts has spent decades exposing corruption and fraud within the banking industry and government, and corruption and fraud are driving forces in the COVID pandemic
We’re seeing a shift of billions of dollars of liability to families for health care, disability, workman’s compensation, unemployment and death, as experimental COVID injections are mandated while drug makers, doctors and corporations have been released from all liability
At present, there is no legally valid vaccine mandate. The shots are still under emergency use authorization, and there’s no official document from government, be it in the form of legislation, law or regulation, that grants a legal basis for the mandate. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration also has not published any rule regarding the mandating of vaccines by private companies
The vaccine passports create a platform for a digital transaction system that documents and tracks all transactions. Once combined with a central bank-controlled digital currency, they will have the ability to block transactions
To prevent the final implementation of this planned control system, we must be ready and willing to sacrifice in the short term. We must be willing to say, “No, I will not comply, no matter what the consequence,” or we’ll lose even our most basic freedoms
Today’s interview with finance guru Catherine Austin Fitts will tackle the COVID topic from a different angle.
Austin Fitts has spent decades exposing corruption and fraud, both within the banking industry and government, driving forces in the COVID pandemic.
“I had a very successful career on Wall Street, then went to Washington briefly and was appalled at the mortgage corruption and left,” she says. “I started my own firm, which was very successful, and I got caught up in litigation with the federal government.
Part of that was due to discovering what a criminal enterprise the major media was. I decided during that period that I would stop trying to discuss anything with people through the media. In fact, I would just answer people’s questions directly. That process of just constantly answering people’s questions … turned into two businesses, one of which was an investment advisory business, started in 2007.
I discovered that many of the financial problems and many of the financial challenges that my clients were facing really were generated by health, including many of them from vaccine injury and vaccine adverse events. I’m no longer an investment adviser … I don’t do individual investment advice.
But what I discovered was that it was absolutely imperative, if you wanted to help clients be successful at building family wealth, to integrate the investment in health and wellness with the investment in financial things. I would have people tell me that they put millions of dollars in their brokerage account, but couldn’t afford organic or biodynamic food.
I’m like, are you crazy? So, there was an integration that had to happen. Because of the extraordinary expense of vaccine injury and adverse events, it got me very interested in vaccines. I spent many years reading and studying what was going on and why the lies were so bad.”
According to Austin Fitts, your health and personal finances simply cannot be separated. The two are really like two sides of the same coin, and families who don’t learn to navigate through the lies of the medical and finance industries can end up in very bad shape, both health-wise and financially.
The Injection Fraud
One of the most egregious crimes of this pandemic is the mandating of these experimental COVID jabs while simultaneously giving the drug companies full immunity. They’re not liable for anything, no matter how many people are injured or die. A person can be forced into taking this injection and suffer permanent disability requiring millions of dollars of care, and the patient is responsible for all these costs, even though they were coerced into it.
“Early on in the COVID-19 pandemic I published an article called ‘The Injection Fraud,’1” Austin Fitts says, “and I went through the different liability issues.
The goal of the COVID-19 forms that we’ve published on our website is to try and move the liability back to where it belongs, because you’re watching a shift of billions of dollars of liability to families for health care, disability, workman’s compensation, unemployment, death and on and on. The shift of financial liabilities to individuals is extraordinary.
What we try to do with the COVID-19 forms is give individuals forms that they could use in negotiation with their employers and schools to try and hold them responsible for informed consent … Then it walks through the health care issues, the disability issues, workman comp issues, life insurance issues …
That process started with something called the family financial disclosure form. We had many subscribers who had spouses who wanted to get the injection.
It was very important for me to give people a form they could walk through with their spouse and ensure that an adverse event impacting the spouse would not translate into bankruptcy for the family because there are steps that people can take to protect the family from financial destruction if they’re foolish enough to go take one of these [shots].
So, it started with the family financial form, then it translated into an employer and university form, and I have been told by subscribers that they were able to talk their employers out of requiring [the shot] once they went through the form with them.
It’s incredible, because employers and universities are just flat out lying to people, whether it’s about the adverse events and the potential risks, or about what the law is.
I dare any employer who is trying to say that they’re mandating this when they’re still under emergency use authorization to produce a document from government, whether legislation, law or regulation, that says they have a basis in law to do this. As far as I know, OSHA [Occupational Safety and Health Administration] has not published anything yet.”
Is There Conspiracy Blackmail Going On?
While I believe many employers and school administrators are simply ignorant and have fallen victim to the most successful propaganda campaign in modern history, Austin Fitts suspects they know exactly what they’re doing.
“I don’t think it’s the propaganda,” she says. “I think they’re under terrible pressure from both the government and banks … I think there’s RICO [Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act] conspiracy blackmail going on behind the scenes.
I think they do understand it. And, I think they’re being seriously threatened through the banking system. If you look at the strongest pressure we’re seeing, it’s coming from the central bankers and the financial side.
I’ve spent a lot of time with the Doctors for COVID Ethics over the last year, learning about what those doctors and scientists know, what’s in this [COVID shot] and what it does. There’s a whole portion of the ingredients that we still don’t know what they are.
And, I dare say, I believe it’s connected to why the central bankers are pushing so hard. I think these guys are really depending on the smart grid and creepy technology to help them go to the last steps of financial control, which is what I think they’re pushing for.”
Only One Choice Remains: Slavery or Freedom
To prevent the final implementation of this planned control system, we must be ready and willing to sacrifice in the short term. Everyone must be willing to say, “No, I will not comply, no matter what the consequence, whether if you take away my pension, if you fire me, if you discredit me and I can never work again in my profession.” That’s what it’s going to take to keep even our most basic freedoms.
If they get the passports, then I would argue, as a practical matter, we lose our ability to stop the Central Bank Digital Currencies. So, whatever we do, we need to stop the passports. The passports give them the kind of control they need of the digital and financial transactions that then leads into the CBDCs. ~ Catherine Austin Fitts
As noted by Austin Fitts:
“It is slavery or freedom. If you look at what they’re planning, what they’re shooting for, it’s a complete financial and technological control grid. That is slavery. I mean, when the World Economic Forum says it’s 2030 and you have no assets, what is it about that that’s not clear? You have no assets means you’re a slave.”
According to federal statistics in the U.S., the wealth of the bottom half of the population has increased during the pandemic due to housing inflation. “I assure you, that is a ruse,” Austin Fitts says. With respect to liquid assets, somewhere in the neighborhood of 70% to 80% of Americans have virtually no reserve stores of cash at all.
“That’s because what we’ve seen is a tremendous effort to … bankrupt the population and the governments so that it’s much easier for the central bankers to take control. That’s what I’ve been writing about since 1998, that this is a financial coup d’etat.
Now the financial coup d’etat is being consolidated, where the central bankers just serve jurisdiction over the treasury and the tax money. And if they can get the passports in with the CBDC [central bank digital currency], then it will be able to take taxes out of our accounts and take our assets.
So, this is a real coup d’etat, and that’s why if you look broadly at the population, we are the guys who are building the prison. We have the power to stop.”
Why We Must Reject Vaccine Passports
I suspect CBDCs are the crux of this plot, and I’m a firm believer that decentralized cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are a powerful alternative and important to counter the central bank control of the financial system. Austin Fitts disagrees, pointing out that all cryptocurrencies operate on systems controlled by the existing system of governance.
“I believe that any blockchain technology under the current governance system is a danger,”she says. “Having litigated with the Department of Justice for 11 years over financial issues and money issues, I think they have the ability to exercise remarkable control over any of them … I mean, they control the hardware, the satellites, the cables … And many people believe the current cryptos are much more private than I believe they are.”
While government does not control private keys and decentralized elements, they still have plenty of ways to get to the private data of targeted individuals. “I’ve watched lots of people get subpoenas and have the FBI arrive at their door, and it’s amazing what they will hand over and go along with,” Austin Fitts says. In short, government’s ability to deliver on a threat when they want something from you is profound, which makes it near-impossible to resist.
“Now, I still believe we have the power to completely turn this around,” she says. “I want to mention one thing though, because the important thing, our danger point, is not CBDCs. CBDCs will take them quite a while to figure out. Our danger point is the vaccine passports.
If they get the passports, then I would argue, as a practical matter, we lose our ability to stop the CBDCs. So, whatever we do, we need to stop the passports. The passports give them the kind of control they need of the digital and financial transactions that then leads into the CBDCs.”
Vaccine Passport Is a Ticket to Financial Enslavement
As explained by Austin Fitts, the vaccine passports create a platform for a digital transaction system that documents and tracks all transactions. Once combined with a central bank-controlled digital currency, they will have the ability to block transactions.
If government doesn’t want you to purchase anything more than five miles from your home, they have the ability to prevent you from doing so. If they don’t want you buying pizzas, they have the ability to prevent you from buying pizza.
“So, it’s Step 1 to building that control grid. If you go to solari.com and click on Cash Friday — which is a campaign we’re doing to get everybody to use cash on Fridays — you’ll see a 56-second video of the general manager of the Bank of International Settlements explaining how with CBDC, they’ll have the ability to enforce all the rules they want to create about CBDCs and your money.
It’s very chilling and it communicates the control they think they’re going to have when this is over. But to get that control, first you need the entire passport system to come into being. That’s basically the information grid that the CBDCs can then plug into …
If you get a passport system in place that can literally stop your financial transactions unless you get another booster, imagine, with CBDCs, it can stop all your transactions. It can change the amount of money. It can take money out of your bank account. In other words, it’s no longer a currency. It’s a credit that the company stores and the company controls everything …
The passports are now. We need to stop these now. I’ve seen passport apps that show people getting eight or more boosters. Who’s going to worry about CBDCs if you’ve had two of these injections and eight boosters? I mean, the question is, are you going to be alive at that point? I don’t know.”
What Can You Do Now?
So, how can the average person resist this diabolical plan? One strategy would be to move to a state or country that has made vaccine passport requirements illegal. Another strategy is to simply refuse the passport, no matter what the ramifications.
This goes for those who have gotten one or two COVID jabs as well. To maintain a valid passport, you’ll have to take boosters. How many are you willing to take? How many times are you willing to risk your health and life? At some point, you’ll have to make the same decision as everyone who is unvaccinated — freedom or slavery.
What this means is we’ll also need to create alternate and parallel systems for everything we’ll be denied access to if we don’t have a valid vaccine passport. This includes education, food production, services of various kinds, health care and economy.
These parallel systems will be crucial anyway, as the U.S. entitlement programs — Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid — look like they’ll be out of money by 2028. And, as these programs vanish, they’ll take the drug industry down with them, as they are drug companies’ primary revenue source.
“I discovered there was a whole community of people who did RV living because they just didn’t trust any jurisdiction. They wanted the ability to get up and go, and that group has been growing steadily.
So, my feeling is we have to say no, and we have to do whatever we can do. I went through that decision process during the [government] litigation because I was absolutely convinced that if I kept saying no, chances were very high I could be killed. I was poisoned on many occasions, so I dealt with some pretty severe harassment.
All I can tell you is that saying no turned out to be the smartest thing I ever did. I’m not saying that isn’t difficult. It’s exceptionally inconvenient. I went from being a very wealthy person to having to live through periods of intense poverty. It was pretty gruesome.
But at the same time, you come out the other end and it’s a great life. It’s just a great life to be free … I don’t think there’s any way to get to a free and inspired life other than hurtling into it. You have to say no. And if we don’t say no, we’re going to be slaves. Frankly, I’d rather be dead than take these injections. God knows what’s in them.”
There Is No Legal Vaccine Mandate in the US
Recently, President Biden issued an unconstitutional presidential directive that companies with 100 employees or more are required to mandate the COVID injection for all staff members. The penalty can go as high as $700,000 per incident.
Such stiff fines could quickly bankrupt all but the wealthiest companies if they don’t comply. However, even here, there is choice, because as it stands, there is no LEGAL rule or law dictating vaccination rules for private companies.
“This is genocide,” Austin Fitts says. “There is no OSHA temporary emergency rule. There is no document. If I’m a company and you have no law, no regulation, no emergency regulation — you can’t legislate law by press conference, and you can’t apply civil money penalties out of thin air.
I don’t know on what basis in law you can apply a civil money penalty to a violation of a non-existent law and a non-existent rule. Now, I’m not saying you can’t find a judge and threaten him and scare him into going along with that. But I have to tell you, if there’s anything worth litigating, it’s that.
But let’s talk about whether a company can exist as a political matter. If every company in the world is basically a captive of blackmail of the SPECTRE organization — because this is getting very James Bond — [then] no one can represent the shareholder, because they can’t say no to organized crime.
Then we no longer have an economy. We no longer have a stock market. We no longer have a country. We no longer have a civilization. We just have a mob, right? It’s all gone.
So, to me, I can’t think of anything better to litigate than whether or not we’re going to have law. If everything is just the rule of the mafia, there will be no companies. There will be no stock market. There will be no financial system. And a lot of us are going to die.
So, I think we’re going to have to decide whether we want to have the rule of law or not … I don’t believe that organized crime with all its coercive force has the power to sabotage all whilst people stand up.”
Who’s Behind It All?
As for who’s behind this gigantic scheme, it’s hard to say. I believe the closest we can get the identity of these criminals is the private shareholders of Vanguard, because Vanguard owns most of the companies of the world. Austin Fitts believes it’s the private owners of the central banks of the world. She explains:
“Vanguard is essentially owned by itself. So, the question is, who controls it behind the scenes? I have an online book called ‘Dillon Read and the Aristocracy of Stock Profits.’ I’ve tried to publish it in hard copy three times and each time I’ve been threatened. The last time, they threatened somebody in my family.
So, I’ve left it online. [In that book], I tell the story of how I was a partner and member of the board of Dillon Read. At one point, I was surprised at their choice of the next president of the firm. [There was] a wonderful partner there whose father had run the firm once upon a time, so I said to him, ‘I’m surprised at the choice. He’s not a ‘Nick guy’ at all.’
Nick Brady, the chairman of the firm, had gone to the Senate for a while, which is why they were bringing another president. And my partner said, ‘Nick didn’t choose him. The Rothschilds choose him.’ I said, ‘Wait a minute. We own the firm. What does the Rothschilds have to do with us?’ And he just looked at me and he rolled his eyes … and walked off like I was the dumbest person in America.”
Austin Fitts’ nickname for the committee that runs the world is “Mr. Global.” She admits she doesn’t fully understand how it works at the top, but she does know that the decision-making is highly centralized, it’s most likely run by committee, and the members are the prisoners of 50 years of secrecy.
“There is a tremendous amount of money since World War II that constantly disappears through the financial system,” she says. “It’s almost as though the planet is a REIT [real estate investment trust]. I’ll never forget watching the movie ‘Jupiter Ascending’ and the princess from a faraway galaxy looks at this woman from earth and she says, ‘Earth is just a very small part of a much bigger corporation.’
Actually, if you look at the financial system, that is how it works — as though everybody’s being forced to produce this dividend and it’s become very dysfunctional because of the secrecy.
Now, I have been told on several occasions — and I tend to believe it — that the people who literally run what most people call the Deep State have tried to figure out how they could [increase] the transparency and they run into so many liability issues, they just give up.
If there is one solution we all need, it’s to bring tremendous transparency and reduce the risk of the people at the top. Because I think one of the reasons they’re [pushing for] complete control is … that [they can then] manage things centrally with artificial intelligence …
Complete control is: You’re on a smart grid that’s under 24/7 surveillance and subjects you to all sorts of propaganda and mind control, and they have the power to literally turn off your money if you don’t behave. That can be managed with software, AI and a smart grid [through the vaccine passport and CBDC] …
I would describe it as a slavery system … They can literally collateralize a human being and connect it to the banking system, and they can stop all violent revolution once they have everybody basically digitized and on a financial transaction control system …
I think it’s a terrible mistake. But I think they … don’t know what else to do. If we’re going to get out of this, one, we need to just say no and refuse to go into the box. The other is we need to bring transparency where we can all change. Because we do need a reset. If we keep going the way we’re going, it’s not going to work.”
We Need a Reset, but Not ‘The Great Reset’
Many have pointed out that it’s a mathematical inevitability that the central bank financial system will collapse. You cannot rack up debt in perpetuity. It’s really just a matter of when. As noted by Austin Fitts, we currently have a negative return on investment.
But the financial system can certainly be re-engineered to a positive return on investment. However, to do that, we cannot allow corporations to function above the law. She explains:
“Right now, we have a legal doctrine that says as long as they can make money, they’re free more or less to act above the law. The economy has to be subservient to the society. You cannot let your economic life determine the rule of law. And so, we’ve given basically legal immunity to the big international banks, and through them, the corporations.
The current corporate model, as it currently exists, does not work. What we’re watching is the destruction of society to keep it going, and give them complete control to keep it going. Frankly, you cannot have a healthy economy or society when the financial sector is dominant as opposed to subservient. The financial system should serve society and civilization, not vice versa.”
Signs of Positive Change
There are signs of real change, however — positive change. Austin Fitts notes that, for the first time in her life, she’s seeing extraordinarily talented, well-educated people who have always been reluctant to rock the boat say they want out; they’d rather die than be enslaved by organized crime.
“I remember one really phenomenal scientist and doctor saying to me, ‘I’m ready to start a whole new civilization.’ There’s a wave of talent and gravitas I’ve never seen before saying, ‘I’d rather be part of the new. I’ve had it with this.’
So, I see a tremendous breakout — not just pushback — of people who want to be part of something that is civilized. They realize that corruption has reached a point where there’s no point trying to get along or be in the middle of the road or go along …
The challenge for all of us is, how can we swing our savings and our retirement savings to finance the creation of that new capacity? On one hand, you have students leaving school and needing to homeschool. On the other hand, you have teachers leaving schools because they don’t want to get the injection.
We’ve got to create businesses and networks and websites that help us find each other. If that process occurs in an entrepreneurial way, it could be very positive and very exciting.
That’s what I see in the new media. But it also needs to happen in health care and in education, and it’s going to require enough people realizing that the Titanic is sinking. There’s no way back. They might as well grab some planks and start building arks.
Without integrity, there’s no civilization. So, if you want to be part of something that has integrity, you can’t stay [in the old system]. I say it again, there’s no middle of the road … I say, say yes to science, say yes to integrity, say yes to law.
Every person’s circumstance is different, but find a way to translate that yes into something productive. Be useful. That’s what I tried to do. I had a wonderful life as an investment banker, but I woke up and I couldn’t [continue] … I did billion-dollar deals. I didn’t know how to do a financial plan for somebody who had $25,000.
So, I started by just answering people’s questions and those questions evolved into two businesses, the Solari Report and Solari Investment Advisory Services. It took many years, but I just tried to be useful. So, we each have to start there.
We have to ask, what skills do I have? What skills can I learn? What skills can I evolve? And how can I serve the people around me? What can I do to be useful? And we go from there.
But you have to choose integrity and civilization or choose being a slave of organized crime. You have to make that choice. And you know something? It’s a dangerous choice. I almost didn’t make it. But as I told my old partner, I’d rather die in the wilderness than be in the underground places with you guys.”
“Our goal is really to be an intelligence network and a learning network … If you look at the guys on the other side, they spend a fortune on intelligence. So, I think it’s very important that we provide an alternative …
We publish a weekly roundup called Money & Markets, and then an interview every week. We’re constantly posting the best links to other sites, the headlines, and in the news trends and stories section, we publish book reviews and other materials.
Then, we do these quarterly wrap-ups. Our theory is you’re busy. You don’t have time to watch all the news. Our goal is, if you just read those quarterly wrap-ups, over time, you will understand not only what’s going on with current events, but the deeper themes.
I find if you understand things like The Great Reset or the injection fraud, if you understand 20 or 30 different primary trends deeply, you’ll have a very good basis to navigate all the propaganda and disinformation.
One of the things we try very hard to do is filter out the disinformation because I find bad information, bad intelligence is one of the great destroyers of family wealth. So, we try very hard to filter out disinformation and propaganda. And that’s why we’re always looking for new media websites that are trustworthy. And again, thank you for what you’re doing because you’re one of them.”
A service like that of the Solari Report has never been more useful, as trying to find the truth through mainstream media or Google (or other Google-driven search engines) has become virtually impossible.
About 93% of all online searches are done through Google, which gives them near-total monopoly over the information people see, and legacy media have barely spoken a true word over the past two years. So, you need reliable sources that can keep you abreast of what’s really going on. Austin Fitts says:
“The other thing is what I’m hoping to be part of is creating the best and highest possible learning speeds, because this is a war … and nobody wins a war without great intelligence. So, we have to help each other really jump the curve on a high learning speed and high intelligence.”
The media and fact-checkers and politicians lie and assure that such fears are unfounded, but in the end it always ends up happening just as the so-called ‘conspiracy theorists’ predicted.
If it happens where I am, I am moving. I value freedom too much and I don’t trust the government at all. They don’t have our best interests in mind.
At worst, they want to kill all of us (depopulation) and at best, they want to impose fascism.
The mRNA shots contain a cytotoxin. Taking them has no medical value. And I refuse to be coerced.]
NEW YORK, NY—New Yorkers are having mixed feelings about the NYPD’s new stop-and-forcibly-vaccinate policy. The controversial policy would be the first in the nation to allow police officers to inject the COVID-19 vaccine into any motorist or pedestrian they choose to profile based on their appearance.
“Some people say it infringes on their right to decide whether to inject a substance into their own bodies,” said NYPD’s Chief of Police while demonstrating how to retrofit syringes onto standard-issue tasers. “But then again, others believe unvaccinated New Yorkers are like leprous zombies who explode on contact. This policy is meant to reduce the number of leprous zombie explosions during Broadway shows, I guess.”
Mayor Bill De Blasio took some time away from watching a SWAT unit use a Gatling gun to pepper a passing school bus with hundreds of syringes and explained the importance of this new policy.
“You see, the Omnomicromicon variant is the most dangerous variant in the known universe; it vaporizes its victims on contact, and spreads virally through our thoughts and feelings, according to MSNBC. The only way to stop it is through a powerful, unstoppable, totalitarian police state!”
When reminded that such a policy would end up targeting black and minority communities most, the mayor replied, “Who cares? They’ll still vote me in as governor next year!”
This satire (above) is not far from the truth. The globalists are doing this in Austria and are pondering doing it for the whole EU. From there it will spread worldwide.
Below is a story from Eurobserver (Dec. 8, 2021) on this option, interspersed with my commentary.
Compulsory vaccination should be “an absolute last resort” only considered when all other options have been exhausted, World Health Organization (WHO) Europe’s regional director Hans Kluge said on Tuesday (7 December).
[NB – They always like to present themselves as moderates, as good guys — while in fact, they’re fascists.]
“The effectiveness of mandates is very context-specific,” Kluge said, arguing such a move should be carefully considered due to its potential impact on public confidence and trust.
[NB – The fact that he’s considering is as an option is itself a great cause for alarm. It’s not enough for them to create a system of medical segregation; now they want to force a medical procedure on people against their will, just as the Nazis did.]
“What is acceptable in one society and community may not be effective and acceptable in another,” he pointed out.
[NB – In what society is that ever acceptable? Human rights are supposed to be universal, not society-specific.]
Mandatory vaccination has become a hot topic in the EU, after Austria announced in November that it would make it shots compulsory for all citizens from February.
“Freedom means responsibility as well,” said Austrian health minister Wolfgang Mückstein, during a meeting with his counterparts in Brussels, backing his country’s decision as a strategic long-term response to tackle infections waves.
Germany and Lithuania are also considering this approach.
[NB – That means Canada will follow.]
Meanwhile, Covid-19 vaccines have become mandatory for health workers and other at-risk professionals in several counties – including France, Italy, Hungary, Latvia, and Greece.
Athens has also announced mandatory vaccination for the elderly, who will face a €100-per-month fine from 16 January.
According to Greek health minister Thanos Plevris, 90 percent of the country’s ICU beds are occupied by people over 60 and the non-vaccinated.
Meanwhile, countries such as Sweden or Spain have already positioned themselves against compulsory vaccination.
[NB – Good.]
Making vaccination against Covid-19 mandatory “should remain a decision for individual member states” at this point, the Maltese health minister Christopher Fearne said.
However, he pointed out that the issue of mandatory vaccination might require a collective decision in the future.
[NB – I wish just once that politicians would stand firm on principle and not be wishy-washy. Is that too much to ask of public officials?]
Highest rates among children
Last week, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen called for a debate on the issue given that over a third of the bloc’s population is still unvaccinated.
According to the chief of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Andrea Ammon, “the current level of vaccine uptake in the EU is insufficient to limit the burden of Covid-19 cases and hospitalisation during the winter months”.
On average across the EU, only 66 percent of people are fully-vaccinated – although there are strong variations between member states and age groups.
“It is not unusual today to see two-to-three times higher incidence among young children than in the average population,” Kluge said on Tuesday.
Member states must consider the use of masks and ventilation, and regular testing, at all primary schools and as part of school protection measures. But child vaccination must be decided nationally.
The rollout of vaccines for children aged five to 11-years old is now expected to start next week in several EU member states.
by Brad Salzberg, Cultural Action Party, Dec 7, 2021
Canada’s Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) is warning that China’s efforts to distort the news and influence media outlets in Canada “have become normalized.”
According to CBC News, the warning is included in briefing documents drafted for CSIS Director David Vigneault regarding a meeting he had with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in early 2021.
A book published in 2020 sets the tone for Canada-China relations:
“Hidden Hand: Exposing How the Chinese Communist Party is Reshaping the World” is author Clive Hamilton’s ground-breaking book on China’s covert influence on Australian society. Here is an excerpt:
“When I look at the subtle but intense influence of China on Canadian institutions — parliaments, provincial governments, local governments, universities, the intellectual community, the policy community— it makes me deadly worried.”
When considering Justin Trudeau’s attitude toward China, one would be hard-pressed to claim our prime minister shares these concerns.
An article published by the National Post in July, 2020 tells the story:
The Liberal Government has “awarded an estimated $6.8 million contract to a state-owned Chinese company to supply security equipment for 170 Canadian embassies, consulates and high commissions around the globe.”
So much for fear of the behemoth nation of the Far East. One should not be surprised. A curious relationship between the Liberal Party of Canada and the Chinese government has been in place since ex-Liberal PM Pierre Trudeau initiated diplomatic ties with China in 1971.
The 2021 meeting between CSIS and Justin Trudeau targets foreign interference in Canada — something CSIS says has become “more sophisticated, frequent, and insidious.”
One way foreign nations — including the People’s Republic of China (PRC) — attempt to exert pressure on other countries is through media outlets, say the documents.
“In particular, PRC media influence activities in Canada have become normalized.”
If this comes as a surprise to Canadians, it shouldn’t. In the media world “influence” means money– something establishment media in Canada has a desperate need for.
Among the gems hidden by media obfuscation is the “mainstream-social-alternative” media dynamic. Why on earth would CBC News shout out to the world that social media is taking a larger chunk from mainstream media’s market share with each passing month?
With advertising revenues dropping, desperation has set in. Establishment media take the money where they can get it. The number one place for this is the Liberal government of Canada.
The result is a fundamental shift in media presentation. No longer strictly reliant on corporate advertising income, a bias has set in toward affirmation of the desires of government.
In the real world, this foments what can be called “propaganda.” Its essence is found in communist methodology– China being kings of the phenomenon.
“Mainstream news outlets may also be targeted by foreign states who attempt to shape public opinion, debate, and covertly influence participation in the democratic process.”
In February 2021 CSIS noted that China is aggressively targeting Canadians. This was affirmed by the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians, as well as civil society players such as the Macdonald-Laurier Institute.
“China’s state-backed media insinuated that Canada would experience counterstrikes if it elected a Conservative government.”
Yet, throughout the entire process, our prime minister remains a lightweight in all matters related to China’s influence on Canada.
Why? While the press report some of the facts, never do they speculate on the exact motivation.
Does China own the Liberal Party? Perhaps no one can say for sure, but if it were a reality, the communist nation had a cool 50-years to get the job done.
Pierre Trudeau opened the door in 1971. Would Justin Trudeau take action to close it in 2021?
Another article on media bias in Canada, influenced by the CCP:
CBC News echoed Chinese Communist Party (CCP) propaganda in a story about an Epoch Times report suggesting the CCP bears responsibility for the coronavirus pandemic.
CBC implied that the Epoch Times’ exclusive report titled “How the Chinese Communist Party Endangered the World” was “racist and inflammatory” for suggesting a link between the CCP’s negligence and the coronavirus’s spread.
The special edition of the Epoch Times newspaper was delivered to various homes throughout Canada and included a number of investigative pieces that question the CCP’s handling of the coronavirus.
The leading article by the paper’s editorial board, Why The Coronavirus Should Be Called the CCP Virus, accuses the Chinese government of “wanton disregard of human life” and a “consequent spawning of a pandemic that puts untold numbers in countries around the world at risk.”
According to the CBC, Epoch Times’s special issue was “advancing a conspiracy theory” about the origin of the coronavirus by “exploring the idea that the virus that causes COVID-19 was created as a biological weapon.”
“The CBC headline focuses on a small part of our eight-pages-long special edition, a commentary article that discusses the history of top CCP officials talking about developing bioweapons. But this opinion article did not state that the Wuhan lab was developing bioweapons, contrary to the claim in the headline,” wrote Gu in a statement posted online.
“It is knowingly, deliberately misleading and intentionally excludes crucial information we provided to CBC prior to the publication of their report. The sole purpose seems to be to discredit our media and our reporting on the coronavirus.”
Both the US and the UK are considering the lab origin of the coronavirus as a legitimate possibility despite mainstream media claims that it is a conspiracy theory. A recent Fox News report citing sources close to the US government claimed that the lab origin theory is being viewed with “increasing confidence.” Officials within the UK government have also been looking at the possibility seriously.
True North founder Candice Malcolm was an early critic of China’s official narrative regarding the origins of the coronavirus.
“We were told to ignore the fact that China’s only high-security infectious disease laboratory — a lab infamous for controversial research and government’s secrecy — the Wuhan Institute of Virology lab, is located minutes from the wet market,” wrote Malcolm.
“Anyone who raised questions about the link between the new coronavirus and China’s lone biosafety level-4 laboratory located in the same city were attacked and maligned, including myself.”
Recently, the CCP has been accused of conflating legitimate objective criticism with accusations of racism in an effort to divert attention from their initial coverup of the coronavirus outbreak.
In an exclusive True North report, Macdonald-Laurier Institute foreign policy specialist Shuvaloy Majumdar claimed the CCP’s responses to criticism have grown “sharper and more immature” in recent times.
“We’ve seen them conflate credible critiques with charges of racism and it’s silly to do that and they’re growing sharper and more immature in how they’re responding to it,” said Majumdar.
The CBC’s coverage of the Epoch Times’s article was similar in tone to a recent statement by the Chinese embassy to MLI’s criticism over its handling of the pandemic.
In response to an open letter by the MLI signed by over a hundred Canadian and world leaders condemning the CCP’s coronavirus coverup, a spokesperson for the embassy accused the institute of “collaborating with anti-China forces such as Falun Gong.”
Similarly, in their article, the CBC raises questions about the Epoch Times’ connection to Falun Gong, which was “declared illegal and a “cult” by the Chinese government in 1999.”
In her article critical of the CBC’s coverage, Gu called the CBC’s reporting on the matter “grossly irresponsible” and a misrepresentation of the religious group.
“The CBC report uses the persecution of Falun Gong to unfairly frame us as an agenda-driven media and then misrepresents that persecution,” wrote Gu.
It is grossly irresponsible reporting to say “Its followers say the Chinese government persecutes them and oppresses their religious rights,” as though the evidence for the persecution of Falun Gong depends only on what its practitioners say.”
Since publication, the CBC article has received 2132 comments, many of which were critical of the national broadcaster’s coverage of the Epoch Times issue.
[NB – Giving the mRNA injections to children is child abuse. It’s insane. But numerous healthcare agencies are authorizing and approving it, despite near immunity to Covid-19 among 0 to 19 year olds. What will it take for people to wake up? How many severe “breakthrough cases” and “adverse events”? It will all end eventually, as all things do. This too will pass. But in the meaintime, it’s important to spread the message that parents should not be giving this to their children. Pregnant women should not get these injections, despite what the so-called “fact-checkers” tell you. Better to exercise the precautionary principle.]
The Vietnamese province of Thanh Hoasuspendeda batch of Pfizer-BioNTech’sCOVID vaccineafter more than 120 teens were hospitalized after being vaccinated.
According to the province’s Center for Disease Control (CDC), the teens were hospitalized for symptoms ranging from nausea and high fevers to breathing difficulties — with 17 children exhibiting severe reactions.
Vu Van Chinh, director of the Ha Trung District General Hospital, said side-effects following vaccination are normal but are more likely to happen in children than adults.
Luong Ngoc Truong, director of the CDC, said although the province stopped using thecurrent vaccine batch, “We still have other batches, also Pfizer vaccines, so we will continue vaccinating the children.”
The suspended batch was put into storage and could be used later for other groups like adults, Truong…
In the final days of his study at Stanford University, James Stockdale was presented with a text called the Enchiridion, written by the Stoic philosopher Epictetus. What may have appeared at first to be the theoretical musings of a long-dead man, later became the source of Stockdale’s survival.
Shortly after his deployment in the Vietnam War, Stockdale’s plane was shot down and he faced years of imprisonment and torture. Despite the unimaginable hardships he endured, the words of Epictetus remained by his side at all times. Acceptance, perseverance and self-control were the key Stoic teachings that kept him alive.
James Bond Stockdale (1923 – 2005) was a senior officer and pilot for the United States Navy. He fought during the Vietnam War and was bestowed with many awards, including the Medal of Honor. On 9 September 1965, Stockdale´s plane was hit and he parachute jumped, before being taken prisoner for more than seven years in the Hỏa Lò Prison, also known as the Hanoi Hilton, where he was constantly beaten and tortured.
He had broken a leg during his capture, which was never treated and repeatedly broken over the subsequent years. That is just one example of the pain and suffering he endured. However, as the senior officer among his fellow prisoners, Stockdale was responsible for the group’s survival, along with his own. In 1973, Stockdale was finally set free during Operation Homecoming.
How Stoicism Saved Him
James Stockdale was a man of action, born well past the time of the great philosophers. It seemed that philosophy had become a practice restricted to men of books, and therefore inaccessible to the average person. Stockdale proved this misconception wrong.
Stockdale was exposed to Stoic philosophy by chance, when a professor at Stanford University gifted him a copy of Epictetus’ Enchiridion. He became enthralled and managed to memorize most of Epictetus’ philosophies before the outbreak of the Vietnam War.
“Epictetus said: ‘Men, the lecture room of the philosopher is a hospital; students ought not to walk out of it in pleasure, but in pain.’ If Epictetus’ lecture room was a hospital, my prison was a laboratory – a laboratory of human behavior. I chose to test his postulates against real life challenges of my laboratory. And as you can tell, I think he passed with flying colors.”
Stockdale’s admiration for the ancient philosopher only grew during his time in captivity, as Epictetus became Stockdale’s closest friend and mentor during this time. Stockdale used his teachings on Stoicism as a survival strategy, which allowed him to endure his harsh conditions. In Stockdale’s biography, he mentioned that every moment in captivity was spent with Epictetus: “He was there with me the whole time.”
The Stockdale Paradox
Despite the conditions Stockdale had to face, when he was back in the States, he said: “I never lost faith in the end of the story, I never doubted not only that I would get out, but also that I would prevail in the end and turn the experience into the defining event of my life, which in retrospect, I would not trade.”
When asked about the ones who didn’t survive, he replied: “Oh, that’s easy. The optimists.” According to Stockdale, the optimists set goals that were too high and would naturally be disappointed when those goals didn’t come to pass. “They were the ones who said, ‘we’re going to be out by Christmas.’ And Christmas would come, and Christmas would go” and nothing had changed.
That sequence of disappointments resulted in them losing faith completely, because they were counting on events that were beyond their control. If you are familiar with Stoicism, you would know that understanding what is in our control and what is outside our control is the most important thing to be aware of.
Stockdale took responsibility for his survival and that of his men, and he remained faithful and pragmatic while doing so, but he didn’t surrender to blind optimism. His motto was to hope for the best and prepare for the worst, which has become the main idea behind the Stockdale Paradox.
However, the Stockdale Paradox wasn’t coined by Stockdale himself; it was developed by James C. Collins after he interviewed Stockdale. He then wrote a book called Good to Great: Why some companies make the leap and others don’t. In his book, Collins develops his concept of the paradox to show how discipline and transformative leadership can bring a company to success. The paradox relies on maintaining the balance between realism and optimism.
In Stockdale’s case, discipline, realism, acceptance, and a sense of purpose did not bring a company to success, but it did keep men alive for years until their rescue. His ability to not waste energy trying to control what was outside of his power, while also maintaining a healthy sense of optimism, was what allowed him to help himself and his men through their capture. Of course, it is important to remember the core guidelines of this paradox originated in the Stoic philosophies of Epictetus.
[NB – Increasingly I get the feeling of “why bother?” when it comes to sharing this kind of information. Who reads it? Does it make any difference? But try we must because it’s all we can do. Speak the truth as long as you have breath in you. The truth is that what they’re doing is wrong. It is more than that: it is evil. It is tyranny, fascism. And its lack of medical justification needs to be pointed out, as many times as necessary. So I am posting this.]
Federal legal challenges havetemporarily enjoinedthe Biden Administration’s sweeping large business, health care worker, and federal contractor covid-19 vaccine mandates. Notwithstanding these injunctions staying primary covid-19 vaccine mandates, “amendments” mandating booster covid-19 vaccinations have already been issued, as examples, for New Mexicohealthcare workers, and University of Massachusetts-Amherststudents.
Dr. Allon Friedman’s recentBrownstone essay, citing randomized, controlled trial data on primary covid-19 vaccination, demonstrated, “ThePfizerandModernatrials show that in lower risk populations (which account for most of society) COVID-19 vaccines do not reduce mortality.” Friedmanconcluded, “Therefore, [covid-19] vaccine mandates, which are enormously costly and terribly divisive, are a cure worse than the disease.”
It’s a knot in your stomach, a visceral feeling, and a growing sadness in the face of a situation that’s growing worse every week. But it must be faced with Stoicism nonetheless.
It’s the feeling of looking into the eyes of someone who doesn’t see you. He or she sees only an object, someone they’ve been taught to hate and fear and revile. This is happening to millions of people worldwide right now.
You know there’s nothing you can say to change their mind. Their fear is too great. They don’t use reason. It’s entirely emotion-based. It’s a fear reinforced by the media, politicians, and everyone around them. They’re taught to hate.
The comparison with racial and religious segregation and violence is obvious and is frequently made, in numerous articles. I am here to say the comparison is correct.
Yesterday I suffered the kind of hatred and bigotry that was in the past was well known to minority groups against whom the whole society was prejudiced.
I was told I was in the wrong and “the community” was against me. I live in a rural area where people gossip and can point fingers, so I feel it more than if I lived anonymously in a big city. It’s the one real downside of rural living.
The image of a mob of angry townsfolk with torches and pitchforks and a noose appeared in my mind’s eye. Of course, it hasn’t come to that, but in some countries, the unvaccinated are being arrested and put in isolation prison: actual trailers with guards built for that purpose. Arresting someone wrongfully is a form of violence by the state.
Over the last year, they’ve been built in numerous countries, including Canada. Getting and keeping a job is increasingly difficult due to vax mandates.
Every day we hear a new horror story of workers losing their jobs — in the thousands. Their heroic stand on principle is now just another statistic, ridiculed by ugly people online who tell us the unvaxxed deserve their fate.
The unvaxxed are reviled, shunned, spoken ill of. They/we are stupid, selfish, misinformed, unclean. There is a massive propaganda campaign against us, teaching millions of people to hate us.
We often hear the term “hate speech”, used to justify increasing censorship. But I would say the government and media are indulging in the true hate speech campaign.
It’s interesting that the people doing this don’t see themselves as doing something monstrous or evil. They project that onto the unvaccinated, demonizing them, wanting to abolish them from Earth — or so it seems. That’s how scapegoating works.
All the same elements are present: prejudice, propaganda, systemic discrimination, and segregation — creating a two-tiered society, justification for censorship — resulting in families divided, primitive tribal antipathies activated.
It’s truly ugly and unfortunately real and we’re living through it. It feels like an endless nightmare. You wake up from sleep and are reminded of the depressing reality.
On the campaign trail a few months back, a protestor said to Trudeau, “you’re a monster: you’ve divided families!” She was right. I know a man whose family shuns and reviles him for being the lone hold-out and remaining unvaxxed. He is told he can’t go to family events.
My own family doesn’t shun me but they think I’m mistaken and just try to avoid the topic when speaking with me. We avoid it in conversation.
I am fearful of leaving the province I live in, in terms of crossing provincial or national borders. Will I be stopped if I don’t have the vax passport? I can’t fly now, due to the new rules, but if I wanted to drive to visit family and friends who live out of province, would I be allowed to? The websites seem to say ‘no’ but then I hear about people who’ve managed to do it anyway.
If I were in some parts of the world, I could bribe an official but I don’t think that happens in Canada — unfortunately. It’s better than being stuck. There never used to be border authorities in Canada when traveling between provinces. Are there now?
There is a tendency to feel trapped. Where I live you’d never see a protest sign like this, but maybe I will go out by myself and hold one near the highway.
Worst was the feeling I got when I was in the presence of someone who told me I was wrong and didn’t allow me to reply. It was yesterday, a person I run into unavoidably every few days, due to work.
It’s a sinking feeling in the stomach when you’re a target of hatred. You feel cornered and helpless because nothing you say will make any difference, and you’re told you’re not even allowed to speak. The hatred against you is so real you can feel it.
It can be paralyzing. That person is like so many: everywhere. One feels outnumbered. At work, at the store, perhaps in your own family — they’ve been brainwashed by a massive propaganda campaign to scapegoat what is now a minority group. It’s everywhere.
The early Christians felt this in Rome and today they feel it in China and North Korea and in Islamic countries. The early Christians never knew when they’d be arrested and fed to lions or crucified or burned alive. Millions of Christians today in Communist countries never know when they’ll be arrested and imprisoned and tortured.
Jews felt it at various times in history, as have other racial and religious minorities — too many to count.
This is why such things as constitutions (and in Canada the Charter of Rights) were created: to stop discrimination, to reinforce the idea of equality.
But those doing it have cleverly found a way around those laws by suspending them indefinitely in the name of public health based on false scientific claims. But we’re the bad guys, not them.
But there is a solution: taking a Stoic and resolute stand, with as much dignity as possible and learning to be satisfied with the limitations imposed on us by others.
People in the past who faced worse than this took that stand, including the early Christians who were persecuted. It’s important to remember their example in times of trial.
There are numerous articles on this phenomenon. Here is just one:
by C.J. Hopkins, Dissident Voice, March 30th, 2021
So, the New Normals are discussing the Unvaccinated Question. What is to be done with us? No, not those who haven’t been “vaccinated” yet. Us. The “Covidiots.” The “Covid deniers.” The “science deniers.” The “reality deniers.” Those who refuse to get “vaccinated,” ever.
There is no place for us in New Normal society. The New Normals know this and so do we. To them, we are a suspicious, alien tribe of people. We do not share their ideological beliefs. We do not perform their loyalty rituals, or we do so only grudgingly because they force us to do so. We traffic in arcane “conspiracy theories,” like “pre-March-2020 science,” “natural herd immunity,” “population-adjusted death rates,” “Sweden,” “Florida,” and other heresies.
They do not trust us. We are strangers among them. They suspect we feel superior to them. They believe we are conspiring against them, that we want to deceive them, confuse them, cheat them, pervert their culture, abuse their children, contaminate their precious bodily fluids, and perpetrate God knows what other horrors.
So they are discussing the need to segregate us, how to segregate us, when to segregate us, in order to protect society from us. In their eyes, we are no more than criminals, or, worse, a plague, an infestation. In the words of someone (I can’t quite recall who), “getting rid of the Unvaccinated is not a question of ideology. It is a question of cleanliness,” or something like that. (I’ll have to hunt down and fact-check that quote. I might have taken it out of context.)
Israel’s “Green Pass” is the model for the future, which makes sense, in a sick, fascistic kind of way. When you’re already an apartheid state, what’s a little more apartheid? Here’s a peek at what that looks like …
OK, I know what the New Normals are thinking. They’re thinking I’m “misleading” people again. That I’m exaggerating. That this isn’t really segregation, and certainly nothing like “medical apartheid.”
After all (as the New Normals will sternly remind me), no one is forcing us to get “vaccinated.” If we choose not to, or can’t for medical reasons, all we have to do is submit to a “test” — you know, the one where they ram that 9-inch swab up into your sinus cavities — within 24 hours before we want to go out to dinner, or attend the theater or a sports event, or visit a museum, or attend a university, or take our children to school or a playground, and our test results will serve as our “vaccine passports!” We just present them to the appropriate Covid Compliance Officer, and (assuming the results are negative, of course) we will be allowed to take part in New Normal society just as if we’d been “vaccinated.”
In contrast to the “vaccine” and the “test” themselves, the forced choice between them is not at all meaningless. It is no accident that both alternatives involve the violation of our bodies, literally the penetration of our bodies. It doesn’t really matter what is in the “vaccines” or what “results” the “tests” produce. The ritual is a demonstration of power, the power of the New Normals (i.e., global capitalism’s new face) to control our bodies, to dominate them, to violate them, psychologically and physically.
Now, don’t get all excited, my “conspiracy theorist” friends. I haven’t gone full QAnon just yet. Bill Gates and Klaus Schwab are not sitting around together, sipping adrenochrome on George Soros’ yacht, dreaming up ways to rape people’s noses. This stuff is built into the structure of the system. It is a standard feature of totalitarian societies, cults, churches, self-help groups, and … well, human society, generally.
Being forced to repeat a physical action which only makes sense within a specific ideology reifies that ideology within us. There is nothing inherently diabolical about this. It is a basic socialization technology. It is how we socialize our children. It is why we conduct weddings, baptisms, and bar mitzvahs. It is how we turn young men and women into soldiers. It is how actors learn their blocking and their lines. It is why the Nazis held all those rallies. It is why our “democracies” hold elections. It is also basic ceremonial magic … but that’s a topic for a different column.
The issue, at the moment, is the Unvaccinated Question, and the public rituals that are being performed to make the New Normal ideology “reality,” and what to do about those of us who refuse to participate in those rituals, who refuse to forswear “old normal” reality and convert to New Normalism so that we can function in society without being segregated, criminalized, or “diagnosed” as “sociopathic” or otherwise psychiatrically disordered.
For us “conspiracy-theorizing reality deniers,” there is no getting around this dilemma. This isn’t Europe in the 1930s. There isn’t anywhere to emigrate to … OK, there is, temporarily, in some of the US states that have been staging rebellions, and other such “old normal” oases, but how long do you think that will last? They’re already rolling out the “mutant variants,” and God only knows what will happen when the long-term effects of the “vaccines” kick in.
No, for most of us denizens of the global capitalist empire, it looks like the New Normal is here to stay. So, unless we are prepared to become New Normals, we are going to have to stand and fight. It is going to get rather ugly, and personal, but there isn’t any way to avoid that. Given that many New Normals are our friends and colleagues, or even members of our families, it is tempting to believe that they will “come to their senses,” that “this is all just a hysterical overreaction,” and that “everything will go back to normal soon.”
This would be a monumental error on our parts … very possibly a fatal error.
Totalitarian movements, when they reach this stage, do not simply stop on their own. They continue to advance toward their full expressions, ultimately transforming entire societies into monstrous mirror-images of themselves, unless they are opposed by serious resistance. There is a window at the beginning when such resistance has a chance. That window is still open, but it is closing, fast. I can’t tell you how best to resist, but I can tell you it starts with seeing things clearly, and calling things, and people, exactly what they are.
Let’s not make the same mistake that other minorities have made throughout history when confronted with a new totalitarian ideology. See the New Normals for what they are, maybe not deep down in their hearts, but what they have collectively become a part of, because it is the movement that is in control now, not the rational individuals they used to be. Above all, recognize where this is headed, where totalitarian movements are always headed. (See. e.g., Milton Mayer’s They Thought They Were Free: The Germans 1933-45.)
No, the Unvaccinated are not the Jews and the New Normals are not flying big Swastika flags, but totalitarianism is totalitarianism, regardless of which Goebbelsian Big Lies, and ideology, and official enemies it is selling. The historical context and costumes change, but its ruthless trajectory remains the same.
Today, the New Normals are presenting us with a “choice,” (a) conform to their New Normal ideology or (b) social segregation. What do you imagine they have planned for us tomorrow?
This is the most important commentary I’ve ever written.
It’s time for alarm bells. It’s time for me to play the part of Paul Revere: “The communist tyrants and dictators are coming! The communist tyrants and dictators are coming!” They’re coming first for unvaccinated Americans.
This is 1938. I’m a Jew. I now understand just a little of what it felt like to be a Jew in 1938. No, it’s not the Holocaust. Nothing can be compared to the Holocaust. Ever.
But 1938 was not the Holocaust. It was the pre-Holocaust. It was the time before the nightmare, when the foundation was being laid to destroy the freedom, free speech, businesses and lives of millions of Jews.
Everything happening today to the American people … to the U.S. Constitution … to freedom … and particularly to unvaccinated Americans reminds me of 1938. This is only the beginning. It gets much worse from here.
First, “the papers.” Vaccine mandates and vaccine passports are just like 1938, when the Gestapo demanded papers from every German.
Republicans asked for “papers” from migrants who had broken into our country. Criminals. Democrats said, “No, that’s racism.” Republicans asked for “papers” once every two years for federal elections, to prove you have a right to vote. Democrats said, “No, that’s racism.”
Now Democrats want American citizens, not illegal aliens, not criminals, but patriots born in this country, to produce papers 24/7. We’ll need papers to enter restaurants, bars, nightclubs, concerts, casinos, conventions and hotels and to board a train, plane or bus. We’ll need papers to enter a supermarket, or we’ll starve to death. All for the crime of being unvaccinated against the flu.
All for the crime of being unwilling to inject an untested, rushed to production, experimental, “for emergency use only” shot into our bodies.
What happened to the war-cry of Democrats: “My body, my choice”? It only applies to murdering babies, but it doesn’t apply to dangerous experimental shots that we don’t want injected into our bodies.
Weren’t Jews injected with experimental drugs by the depraved Nazi government? Wasn’t that a key part of the Nuremberg trials? That no government could ever again inject experimental shots into the bodies of unwilling citizens? Isn’t that a basic human right?
By the way, this isn’t about vaccines. If you want the vaccine, take it. I’d never stop you. I’d never limit your freedom, your choice. This is about vaccine mandates — forcibly injecting Americans who don’t want it. That’s 1938.
But there’s much more in common with 1938. Mask mandates. If you’re scared, wear them. I’m not scared. I don’t want to wear them. Mandates are about forcing individuals to lose their freedom, choice, individuality and human rights. That’s 1938.
Lockdowns are a match with the Warsaw Ghetto. Jews were locked down. Jews couldn’t work. Jews couldn’t travel. Jewish businesses were labeled “nonessential.”
If government can force us to close our businesses, to kill our jobs, to decide who is nonessential, then this is 1938.
Stars on clothing. It’s coming. The vaccinated get into restaurants, bars, concerts, supermarkets, planes and trains. They keep their jobs. The rest of us are marked as “subhuman” for life. That’s the star. That’s 1938.
Media and social media as the public-relations wing of the government. That’s called propaganda. Remind you of 1938? Back then, the Jews’ books were burned. Today, it’s those of conservatives, patriots and specifically the unvaccinated. We are silenced. Our facts are labeled “misleading.” Only the facts that agree with big government’s agenda count. That’s 1938.
Door-to-door intimidation and making lists of those who disagree with “government knows best.” Trust me, that army of door-to-door vaccine brainwashers will soon be turned into a Gestapo of gun-grabbers. 1938 was the year Nazis banned Jews from owning guns. They took them door to door. That’s 1938.
Only days ago, a former Department of Homeland Security official said the unvaccinated should be on the federal no-fly list. That’s exactly how Nazis attacked the Jews and others who disagreed with their agenda.
It was always lists. Lists of people to be disappeared in the middle of the night; lists of those to be sent to reeducation camps; lists of those to be sent to concentration camps; lists of enemies of the state. It’s happening again. Maybe this time you’ll only lose your job or free speech. This is, again, 1938.
It’s all disgusting and disgraceful. But I’m warning you, this is just the start. It’s all going downhill from here — fast. This is the end of America. This is 1938.
Unless we stop it now. Unless we take a stand now. Unless we draw a line in the sand now.
First, they came for the unvaccinated. Trust me: Next, they’re coming for you.
Citing a legal doctrine which holds that, by definition, ”conspiracies are hatched on secrecy” and “therefore…The offence can be proved from circumstantial evidences,” the Indian Bar Association has brought the world’s first criminal case naming Bill Gates as a co-conspirator in “a well orchestrated conspiracy” running “various false narratives” and making “false and misleading claim(s) that vaccines are completely safe.”
The complaint cites the Indian Supreme court case of Raman Lal Vs State 2001 Cri. L. J. 800,which ruled that:
“an inference of conspiracy has to be drawn on the basis of circumstantial evidence only because it becomes difficult to get direct evidence on such issue – The offence can only be proved largely from the inference drawn from acts or illegal omission committed by them. in furtherance of a common design..”
The petitioner in the complaint is the mother of deceased Shri Hitesh Kadve, age 23…