Bulletin N° 1047
“Momo, or the strange story of the time-thieves and the child who brought the stolen time back to the people”
by Johannes Schaaf (based on the novel by Michael Ende)
This 1986 Italo-German film by Johannes Schaaf, starring John Houston, Radost Bokel Mario Adorf, and Armin Mueller-Stahlis is based on Michael Ende’s novel by the same title, first published in 1973. It is about the concept of time and how it is used by humans in modern societies.
In the ruins of an amphitheatre just outside an unnamed city lives Momo, a little girl of mysterious origin. She came to the ruin, parentless and wearing a long, used coat. She is illiterate and cannot count, and she doesn't know how old she is. When asked, she replies, "As far as I remember, I've always been around." She is remarkable in the neighborhood because she has the extraordinary ability to listen—really listen. By simply being with people and listening to them, she can help them find answers to their problems, make up with each other, and think of fun games. The advice given to people "go and see Momo!" has become a household phrase and Momo makes many friends, especially an honest, silent street-cleaner, Beppo, and a poetic, extroverted tour guide, Gigi (Guido in some translations).
This pleasant atmosphere is spoiled by the arrival of the Men in Grey, eventually revealed as a species of paranormal parasites stealing the time of humans. Appearing in the form of grey-clad, grey-skinned, bald men, these strange individuals present themselves as representing the Timesavings Bank and promote the idea of "timesaving" among the population: supposedly, time can be deposited in the Bank and returned to the client later with interest. After encountering the Men in Grey, people are made to forget all about them, but not about the resolution to save as much time as possible for later use. Gradually, the sinister influence of the Men in Grey affects the whole city: life becomes sterile, devoid of all things considered time-wasting, like social activities, recreation, art, imagination, or sleeping. Buildings and clothing are made exactly the same for everyone, and the rhythms of life become hectic. In reality, the more time people save, the less they have; the time they save is actually lost to them. Instead, it is consumed by the Men in Grey in the form of cigars made from the dried petals of the hour-lilies that represent time. Without these cigars, the Men in Grey cannot exist.
Subject: The Permanent War Economy and the End of Time.
July 15, 2022
Dear Colleagues and Friends of CEIMSA,
At some time toward the end of the 20th century, the Trotsky ideology, “Permanent Revolution” morphed into a “permanent war” ideology, as revolutionary opportunists changed coats to make some big money, and the Anarchist slogan, “Question Authority” mutated to become “don’t question anything,” just blend in with public opinion and “go along to get along.”
This formulation is vintage ideology from above, and in times of crisis, such as we are experiencing today, the advice is nothng less than toxic, and should be recognized as such in public debate.
It is, thus, in the traditional spirit of self-determination that we present the third and final part of Joseph Mercola’s groundbreaking book, The Truth about Covid-19. Below you will find excerpts taken from the last four chapters of this book.
(Note: The text of this well-documented 2021 book is unfortunately not yet available free of charge on the internet, but readers of CEIMSA can read the excerpts provided here and listen to audio excerpts below to get an idea of the depth of this critique for further study.)
(with audio excerpt)
by Joseph Mercola and Ronnie Cummins
Foreword (by Robert F. Kennedy)……ix
Chapter 1: “How the Pandemic Plans Unfolded” (by Ronnie Cummins)……1
Chapter 2: Lab Leak or Natural Origin? (by Ronnie Cummins)...... 14
Chapter 3: Event 201 and the Great Reset (by Dr. Joseph Mercola)…………33
Chapter 4: COVID-19 Strikes the Most Vulnerable (by Dr. Joseph Mercola)…… 52
Chapter 5: Exploiting Fear to Lock Down Freedom (by Ronnie Cummins)……67
Chapter 6: Protecting Yourself from COVID-19 (by Dr. Joseph Mercola)……85
It’s undeniable that for the past 100 years we have had an epidemic of chronic disease that is largely related to a radical increase in the consumption of processed foods. General health and mortality statistics in general make this easy to see, but so do COVID-19 statistics specifically. As illustrated in chapter 4, the overwhelming majority of people with severe COVID outcomes have not just one, but several underlying health conditions for comorbidities.
We talked about many of the big ones, including insulin resistance, obesity, diabetes, and hypertension in that chapter, but lung disease, cancer, and dementia are also to blame. Why are we all so sick in the first place?
In many ways, we have Bid Ag, Big Food, and Big Pharma to thank for the COVID-19 pandemic, seeing how these industries are responsible for the epidemic of chronic ill health that SARS-CoV-2 infection piggybacks on. While these industries have set us up to believe it’s normal to be chronically ill, there’s nothing normal, or even acceptable, about it. There are simple, safe, highly effective, and relatively inexpensive strategies that can boost your immune system and defend yourself not only from COVID-19 but from virtually all chronic disease as well.
Blame Big Food, Big Ag, and Big Pharma
In chapter 4 we reviewed how the majority of COVID-19 deaths aren’t caused by the virus itself. Rather, they’re caused by comorbidities that are a direct result of a highly processed diet – put in place, promoted, and maintained by Big Food and Big Ag – and an over-reliance on Big Pharma’s solutions that focus only on treating symptoms.
The good news is you can reclaim ownership of your health from these corporate threats. In this chapter we’ll review the optimal diet for health and well-being, supplements to combat disease and viral infection, and additional strategies to keep you resistant to illness and infection of all kinds.
But first I want to just give an overview of how we got here. I’m going to call out Big Food and Big Ag separately below (we’ll also cover Big Pharma more exclusively in chapter 7). As you read, it well become even clearer just how these corporate interests have worked to create both the chronic disease epidemic and the COVID-19 pandemic.
If there is a silver lining t this pandemic, it’s that it’s pulling back the curtain, showing the world that Bid Ag, Big Food, and Bid Pharma don’t have your best interest at heart. It’s showcasing that – although they don’t want you to believe this – healthy lifestyles provide essential immunity to these types of infections and disastrous health consequences.
You can take control of your heath and strengthen your own innate immune system; you don’t have to rely on medications or vaccines. Because here’s the deal: Natural immunity is lifelong; artificial immunity from synthetic and potentially harmful vaccines is not. Ultimately the way we eradicate COVID-19 is by improving the general health of the public, and to do that, we need to stress the importance of a health-promoting diet.
How the Food Industry Deceives You into Eating Unhealthy Foods
Underlying health conditions like obesity, heart disease, and diabetes are the real pandemic here. Obesity alone doubles our risk of being hospitalized for COVID-19 and raises you risk of being hospitalized for COVID-19 and raises your risk of death anywhere from 3.68 times to 12 times, depending on your level of it. processed food (loaded with industrially processed vegetable oils and soft drinks (chock-full of sugar) are key culprits in the development of chronic diseases, and therefore have a key role to play in COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths as well.
Beyond the addictive potential of these foods and beverages in the marketing use to sell them, which further entices Americans to buy and consume more. This includes things like positioning junk foods at eye level o grocery store displays.
In an editorial published in the BMJ, three researchers cited the role of the food industry in driving up rates of obesity and ultimately causing more COVID-19 deaths. According to the authors, ‘It is now clear that the food industry shares the blame not only for the obesity pandemic but also for the severity of COVID-19 disease and its devastating consequences.’
To address this underlying connection, they called on the food industry to immediately cease promoting unhealthy food and drinks, and for governments to force reformulation of junk foods to better support health.
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Yet despite being called out publically during an unprecedented challenge to public health, junk food giants’ influence continues to be felt around the globe. ‘Even in times of crisis, such as today’s COVID-19 pandemic, ILSI’s backers feel son scruples lobbying for the bottom line.’ Corporate Accountability stated, adding:
In India, despite potential consequences to the health and well-being of workers and the community, corporations including Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Nestlé, have submitted letters to the government requesting food and beverages manufacturing be exempt from the lockdown, and be considered an ‘essential service.’ Not providing immune-suppressing sugar-sweetened beverages during this time may . . . prove the more essential service these corporations can provide in this time and beyond.
How Junk Food is Causing Increased COVID-19 Deaths
Processed foods – made from components extracted from other foods, such as soy protein isolate, or factory-farmed meat, then loaded with salt, sugar, and/or industrially processed vegetable oil (likely all three) – are designed to be appealing, hyperpalatable, and habit-forming, thanks to additives, crafty packaging and marketing, and a high ‘convenience’ factor.
Yet processed foods give you calories without the vitamins, mineral, live enzymes, micronutrients, health fats, and high-quality protein your body needs. Processed foods increase how fast you eat and delay how ‘full’ you feel, leading to obesity and metabolic dysfunction.
They also increase the risk of conditions such as obesity, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, which heighten you risk of COVID-19, and compromise your gut microbiome, which plays a crucial role in your body’s immune response to infection and in maintaining overall health. (pp85-88)
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The Best Long-Term Defense is to Optimize Your Diet and Care for Your Body
It really didn’t take long before it became apparent that the COVID-19 pandemic was illustrative of a far more widespread pandemic, namely that of insulin resistance and metabolic inflexibility.
All of the comorbidities that dramatically increase your COVID-19 risks (including you risk of symptomatic COCID-19 illness, hospitalization, and complications resulting in death) are rooted in insulin resistance. Remove the insulin resistance, along with vitamin D deficiency, and very few people – except for very old and frail individuals – would be at significant risk from SARS-CoV-2 infection.
So it is high time to start looking at how we can improve our metabolic health in general, and avoid insulin resistance and vitamin D deficiency in particular. A healthy population simply isn’t going to be a vulnerable to infectious diseases like COVID-19.
If we want people to survive the next pandemic, whatever that might be, then improving public health has got to be the number-one priority going forward. Waiting for a drug cure or vaccine is a fool’s game. Health care really needs to start emphasizing strategies known to improve overall heath rather than throwing drugs at symptoms that don’t address the underlying causes. Robust immune function is necessary to effectively combat COVID-19, and the same is true for all other infectious disease.(p.110)
Chapter 7: Pharmaceutical Failures in the COVID-19 Crisis (by Dr. Joseph Mercola)……111
There is a long-standing history of corruption and fraud in the pharmaceutical industry. In a December 7, 2019, article in The Lancet, Dr. Patricia Garcia – associate professor of global health at Cayetano Heredia University in Lima Peru, and a former minister of health – points out that ‘Corruption is embedded in health systems.’
In it, she argues that dishonesty and fraud in the health care system as a whole, including its academic and research communities, is ‘one of the most important barriers to implementing universal health coverage,’ yet this corruption is rarely if ever discussed, let alone addressed in any meaningful way.
Policy makers, researchers, and funders need to think about corruption as an important area of research in the same way we think about diseases. If we are really aiming to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and ensure healthy lives for all, corruption in global health must no longer be an open secret.
Corruption is an open secret known around the world that is systemic and spreading. Over two-thirds of countries are considered endemically corrupt according to Transparency International . . . . Corruption in the health sector is more dangerous than in any other sector because it is literally deadly. . . .
It is estimated that, each year corruption takes the lives of at least 140,000 children, worsens antimicrobial resistance, and undermines all of our efforts to control communicable and non-communicable diseases. Corruption is an ignored pandemic.
Garcia summarizes the history of corruption, how it got started, and what allows it to spread. As a general commonsense rule, the less transparent a health system is, the more corrupt it becomes. This is precisely whqt happens when there is weak adherence to the rule of law. A lack of accountability mechanisms further invites corruption into the mix, resulting in a plummeting of health system performance, quality, and efficiency.
Garcia also points out the economic cost of medical corruption:
It is estimated that the world spends more than US $7 trillion in helth services, and that at least 10-25% of global spending is lost directly through corruption, representing hundreds of billions of dollars lost each year.
These billions lost to corruption exceed WHO’s estimation for the amount needed annually to fill the gap in assuring universal health coverage globally by 2030. However, the true cost of corruption for people is impossible to quantify because it can mean the difference between wellness and illness, and life and death.
There’s also plenty of evidence to suggest that scientific fraud launched the COVID-19 pandemic and is used to keep it going. Aside from fraudulent PCR testing and mislabeling positive tests as medical ‘cases,’ another instance of scientific malfeasance – without which this pandemic could not have been declared in the first place – was the World Health Organization’s redefinition of pandemic.
The WSHO’s original definition of the term was: ‘…when a new influenza virus appears against which the human population has no immunity, resulting in several, simultaneous epidemics worldwide with enormous numbers of deaths and illness.’
The key portion of that definition is ‘enormous numbers of deaths and illness.’ This definition was changed in the month leading up to the 2009 swine flu pandemic. The change was a simple but substantial one: They merely removed the severity and high mortality criteria, leaving the definition of a pandemic as ‘worldwide epidemic of a disease.’
The switch in definition allowed the WHO to declare swine flu a pandemic after a mere 144 people had died from the infection, worldwide, and it’s why COVID-19 is still promoted as a pandemic even though it has caused no excess mortality. We now have plenty of data showing that the lethality of COVID-19 is on par with the seasonal flu. It may be different in terms of symptoms and complications, but the actual lethality is about the same, and the absolute risk of death is equivalent to the risk of dying in a car accident.
By removing the criteria of serve illness causing high morbidity, leaving geographically widespread infection as the only criterion for a pandemic, the WHO and technocratic leaders of the world were able to bamboozle the global population into giving up our lives and livelihoods. Had it not been for this move, COVID-19 would have been a non-event.
Perhaps even more egregious, in December 2020 the World Health Organization radically changed the definition of herd immunity. Clearly, this change is meant to pave the way for draconian, mass vaccination campaigns, and in so doing, they’re erasing the very foundation of immunology! As reported by the American Institute for Economic Research:
The World Health Organization, for reasons unknown, has suddenly changed its definition of a core conception of immunology; herd immunity…. Herd immunity speaks directory, and with explanatory power, to the empirical observation that respiratory viruses are either widespread and mostly mild (common cold) or very severe and short-lived (SARS-CoV-2).
The reason is that when a virus kills its host . . . the virus does not spread to others. The more this occurs, the less it spreads. . . . When it happens to enough people . . . the virus losses it pandemic quality and becomes endemic, which is to say predictable and manageable . . . .
Until one day, this strange institution called the World Health Organization . . . has suddenly decided to delete everything I just wrote from cell biology basics. It has literally changed the science in a Soviet-like way. It has removed with the delete key any mention of natural immunities from the website. It has taken the additional step of actually mischaracterizing the structure and functioning of vaccines.
As late as June 9, 2020, the World Health Organization’s website described herd immunity as ‘the indirect protection from an infectious disease that happens when a population is immune either through vaccination or immunity developed through previous infection.’
Then, in mid-November 2020, they updated the website, erasing any notion that humans have immune systems that protect them against disease naturally. Instead, herd immunity, according to the World Health Organization, is ‘a concept used for vaccination, in which a population can be protected from a certain virus if a threshold of vaccination is reached.’
What’s more, they claim, ‘Herd immunity is achieved by protecting people from a virus, not by exposing them to it.’ This is as backward as it gets. It’s just plain wrong. As noted by the American Institute for Economic Research:
This change at WHO ignores and even wipes out 100 years of medical advances in virology, immunology, and epidemiology. It is thoroughly unscientific – shilling for a vaccine industry in exactly the way the conspiracy theorists say that WHO has been doing since the beginning of the pandemic.
What’s even stranger is the claim that a vaccine protects people from a virus that than exposing them to it. What’s amazing about this claim is that a vaccine works precisely by firing up the immune system through exposure. . . . This has been known for centuries. There is simply no way for medical science completely to replace the human immune system. It can only game it via what used to be called inoculations.
Death by Modern Medicine
In her book Death by Modern Medicine, Dr. Carolyn Dean discusses how, in the past 100 years, the treatment of symptoms with drugs has dominated the practice of ‘health care.’ The end result is a sickness industry that kills more people each year than most are ever aware of, as this information is simply buried by the media.
In 200 Dr. Barbara Starfield published a landmark paper showing 225,000 Americans die each year from iatrogenic causes, meaning their death is causes by a physician’s activity, manner, or therapy. Ironically, Starfield herself died from a medical error over 10 years later, when she suffered a lethal reaction to an inappropriately prescribed antiplatelet drug.
Remarkably, matters have not improved one whit since then. A 2016 study published in the BMJ estimated that medical error’s kill 250,000 Americans each year. That’s an annual increase of about 25,000 people from Starfield’s estimates, and these numbers may still be vastly underestimated, as deaths occurring at home or in nursing homes were not included.
Indeed, when they included deaths related to diagnostic errors, errors of omission, and failure to follow guidelines , the number of preventable hospital deaths skyrocketed to 440,000 per year, which begins to hint at the true enormity of the problem. This was long before the mistreatment administered during the COVID-19 pandemic.(pp.111-115)
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Medical Technology Made the Pandemic Possible
The efforts to prevent medical professions from using hydroxychloroquine is further evidence that the COVID-19 pandemic has an ulterior motive. If the medical establishment really wanted to save as many people as possible from this infection, wouldn’t they embrace any and all things that work? The fact that they went out of their way to vilify a decades-old drug with an excellent safety profile shows we aren’t dealing with a real medical establishment; we’re dealing with medical technocracy. The censoring and manipulation of medical information are part and parcel of the social engineering part of this system.
The National Institutes of Health itself publicized research in 2005 showing chloroquine as a potent inhibitor of SARS coronavirus infection and spread, actually having both prophylactic and therapeutic benefits. As the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), which is part of the NIH, since 1984, Anthony Fauci should have been aware of these findings, yet he has, on multiple occasions, gone on record stating either that these drugs don’t work, that there’s insufficient evidence, or that the evidence is only anecdotal.
Now, in addition to treating COVID-19 patients and minimizing deaths, the related drug chloroquine has been shown to inhibit influenza, and this may be yet another reason for the suppression of hydroxichloroquine. If an inexpensive generic drug can prevent influenza, then what would we need seasonal influenza vaccines for?
In short, the drug poses a significant threat to the drug industry in more ways than one. It could also eliminate one of the most powerful leverages for geopolitical power that the technocrats have, namely biological terrorism. If we know how to treat and protect ourselves against designer viruses, their ability to keep us in line by keeping us in fear vanishes.
All of this helps explain the outright fraudulent studies published on hydroxychloroquine, which were then used as media fodder to frighten the public, all while positive studies were censored and suppressed. In one instance the authors pulled the data set out of thin air. They made it up. That study was ultimately retracted, but the bad publicity had already done its job. In other instances, they used doses known to be toxic.
While doctors reporting success with the drug are using standard doses around 200 mg per day either a few days or maybe a couple of weeks, studies such as the Bill and Melinda Gates-funded RECOVERY Trial used 2,400 mg of hydroxychloroquine during the first 24 hours – three to six times higher than the daily dosage recommended – followed by 400 mg every 12 hours for 9 more days for a cumulative dose of 8,800 mg over 10 days. These doses are simply too high. More is not necessarily better. Too much, and guess what? You might kill the patient.
Hydoxychloroquine isn’t the only potential COVID-19 remedy targeted by authorities. Just as data emerged showing the benefits of NAC on the infection, the US Food and Drug Administration suddenly started cracking down on NAC, claiming it is excluded from the definition of a dietary supplement.
While the agency has as of yet not taken action against NAC due to anything related to COVIC-19 – it has primarily targeted companies that markt NAC as a remedy for hangovers – members of the Council for Responsible Nutrition have expressed concern the FDA may end up targeting it more widely. Hopefully, the FDA will not end up blocking access to NAD supplements in the same way hydroxychlooquine access has been stifled.
The Swiss Protocol-Quercetin and Zinc
Should you have concerns about hydroxychloroquine, or simply don’t have access to it, quercetin is a viable, and perhaps even preferable, alternative. Like hydroychloroquine, quercetin is a zinc ionophore, so it has the same mechanism of action as the drug – it improves zinc uptake by your cells.
So instead of taking hydroxychloroquine and zinc, you could take quercetin and zinc. These are also core ingredients in the Swiss Protocol, developed by the Swiss Coverage Analysis group, a nonpartisan, nonprofit analysis group that investigates ‘geopolitical propaganda in Swiss and worldwide media.’ It bases its reporting on published research, case studies, and ‘precise doctor testimonies.’ The complete protocol, recommended to be taken for five or seven days, also includes an anticoagulant, an antibiotic, and a mucolytic, plus hydroxychloroquine (although, again, quercetin has virtually identical actions and benefits).
It’s best to take quercetin and zinc in the evening, right before bedtime and several hours after your last meal. The reason for this is that both quercitin and fasting are senolytic, meaning they selectively kill senescent cells – old, damaged zombie cells that accumulate during aging and accelerate inflammation damage. During sleep, you’re effectively fasting for (hopefully) eight hours or so, which is why it’s best to take the quercetin before bed to maximize these anti-aging benefits.(pp.124-126)
Chapter 8: Successful Protocols Suppressed (by Dr. Joseph Mercola)…… 127
Infectious diseases have been a serious threat to health for longer than humans have existed. Our ancestors historically relied on healthy immune systems to defeat them. In the last 150 years, advances in nutrition and sanitation have radically reduced the damage of these infections.
However, for the past 60 years the pharmaceutical industry has progressively increased its push to have the public believe that vaccinations are the way to prevent infectious disease. As noted in chapter 7, the World Health Organization has now gone so far as to redefine herd immunity to imply that vaccines are required to protect us from real illnesses, completely erasing the very mention of the human immune system and the crucial role it plays.
The push for mandatory vaccine use radically accelerated with the implementation of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, which granted drug makers partial liability protection for harm caused by vaccine products. The law was historic acknowledgement by the US government that federally licensed and recommended and state-mandated childhood vaccines can cause injury and death. It created a federal vaccine injury compensation program as an administrative alternative to a lawsuit for parents who did not want to go to court to sue drug companies or doctors.
Then, over a period of 30 years, the law was amended by Congress and by federal agencies through rule-making authority, gutting the law’s informing, recording, reporting, and research provisions secured by parents in the legislation and making federal compensation almost impossible to obtain so fewer vaccine –injured people could get compensated.
In 2011 the US Supreme Court in a split decision in Bruesewitz v. Wyeth, with Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg dissenting, effectively removed all remaining liability from vaccine manufactures for harm caused by vaccines in the US. From 2011 forward, vaccine manufacturers would not be liable for vaccine injuries and deaths, even if there was evidence the company could have made a vaccine less likely to cause harm.
Drug companies have been fined tens of billions of dollars in damages for side effects of the drugs they manufacture, so this complete liability protection for government-recommended and state--mandated vaccines is an important part of their financial success. With COVID-19, the liability protection has expanded even further and has completely shielded them from having to pay for vaccine injuries under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP).
The first COVID-19 vaccines to be rolled out were experimental messenger RNA vaccines manufactured by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna, which were granted an emergency-use authorization by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in December 2020 to be distributed in the US; they were also released in the U.K. and Canada. The ‘Sputnik’ COVID-19 vaccine was distributed in Russia. While these new coronavirus vaccines have received a lot of positive press, there are several serious safety concerns that remain yet to be addressed.
Administering experimental vaccines to millions of people when there is only limited short-term safety data available because they have been fast-tracked to market is beyond reckless. Absolutely no long-term safety studies have been done to assess whether they might cause seizures, cancer, heart disease, allergies, and/or autoimmune diseases, all of which have been observed with other vaccines and were reported in earlier coronaviarus vaccine trials on animals.
Animal studies were bypassed entirely for COVID-19 vaccines due to fast-tracking in the US government’s Operation Warp Speed program launched in early 2020. As a result, millions of humans – with all sorts of underlying conditions that might render them more prone to vaccine reactions and permanent damage or even death – have now become the primary test subjects.
Researchers have been trying to develop a coronavirus vaccine since the sever acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-1) outbreak in 2020. None of them have succeeded, and many have demonstrated serious, sometimes fatal, side effects. It’s also important to remember that mRNA vaccines have never before been licensed for use in Humans. There is no data in humans studied over time that might give us an indication about what types of long-term effects from COVID-19 vaccines we can expect in years to come. To expect these experimental fast-tracked coronavirus vaccines to succeed when others that have been tested over far longer periods of time have failed miserably is pure folly.
While many hitched their hope for a ‘return to normal’ and a feeling of safety to the rollout of CVID-19 vaccine, it didn’t take long before reports of serious side effects stated emerging and raised questions about whether their alleged benefits truly outweigh the potential harms. Independent researchers who have analyzed the available clinical trial data also point out that the effectiveness of these vaccines appears to be wildly exaggerated.
Vaccine Effectiveness Vastly Overstated
In early November 2020 Pfizer sent the stock market soaring when it announced that analysis of clinical trial data showed the efficacy of its vaccine was more than 90 percent. Soon after, an efficacy rate of 95 percent was announced. Moderna boasted similar success with a 94.5 percent efficacy rating in its clinical trials. However, the definition of efficacy is not being discussed.
If you read Pfizer’s and Moderna’s press releases and other clinical trial information, you’ll see they’ve left out some really crucial information. For example:
· They don’t specify the cycle threshold used for the PCR tests they base their COVID-19 case count on, which is crucial for determining the accuracy of those tests.
· They don’t mention anything about hospitalizations or deaths.
· There is no information about whether the vaccines prevent asymptomatic infection with and transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus; if the vaccine efficacy rate only prevents moderate to sever symptomatic disease and not infection and transmission, it will be impossible to achieve herd immunity using the vaccine.
· There is no indication about how long protection against moderate to sever symptomatic disease lasts. Some researchers suggest frequent booster doses will be required, perhaps every three to six months or annually.(pp.127-129)
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Peter Doshi, associate editor of the BMJ [the medical trade journal, published by the British Medical Association (BMA)], pointed out that while Pfizer claims its vaccine has a 95 percent efficacy rate, this is the relative risk reduction. The absolute risk reduction is actually less than 1 percent.
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Will COVID-19 Vaccine Save Lives, Reduce Hospitalizations, or Prevent Transmission?
Doshi has also pointed out that current trials are not designed to tell us whether the vaccines will actually save lives. And if they don’t, are they really worth the risks that might be involved? “What will it mean exactly when a vaccine is declared ‘effective’?” he asks in his November 26, article? “To the public this seems fairly obvious. ‘The primary goal of a COVID-19 vaccine is to keep people from getting very sick and dying,’ a National Public Radio broadcast said bluntly . . . . Yet the current phase III trials are not actually set up to prove either. None of the trials [were] designed to detect a reduction in any serious outcome such as hospital admissions, use of intensive care, or deaths.”
Nor do the trials tell us anything about the vaccine’s ability to prevent asymptomatic infections and transmission, as this would require testing volunteers twice a week for longer periods of time – a strategy that is “operationally untenable,” according to Tal Zaks, chief medical office at Moderna.(pp.130-131)
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Previous Coronavirus Vaccine Tests Were Falgged for Safety Risks
This risk, however, as not communicated to Pfizer and Moderna clinical trial participants. If one or more COVID-19 vaccines turn out to cause this type of immune enhancement, we could be looking at an avalanche of critical illnesses and deaths as people start being exposed to any number of mutated SARS-CoV-2 strains.
The saddest part is that this information was known, yet suppressed. In May 2020 I interviewed Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., about this very issue, at which time he provided the following story:
Coronavirus vaccine development began after three SARS epidemics had broken out, starting in early 2002. The Chinese, the Americans, the Europeans all got together and said, ‘”We need to develop a vaccine against coronavirus.” Around 2012, they had about 30 vaccines that looked promising.
They took the four best of those and manufactured the vaccines. They gave those vaccines to ferrets, which are the closest analogy when you’re looking at lung infections in human beings.
The ferrets had an extraordinarily good antibody response, and that is the metric by which FDA licenses vaccines. So they thought, “We hit the jackpot.” All four of these vaccines worked like a charm. Then something terrible happened. The ferrets were then exposed to the wild virus, developed inflammation in all their organs, their lungs stopped functioning.
The scientists remembered that the same thing had happened in the 1960’s when they tried to develop an RSV vaccine, which is an upper respiratory illness very similar to coronavirus. At the time, they did not test it on animals.
They went right to human testing. They tested it on about 35 children, and the same thing happened. The children developed a champion antibody response, robust, durable. It looked perfect, and then the children were exposed to the wild virus and they all became ssick. Two of them died. They abandoned the vaccine. It was a big embarrassment to FDA and NIH.
Those scientists in 2012 remembered that, so they looked closer and they realized that there are two kinds of antibodies being produced by the coronavirus. There are neutralizing antibodies, which are the kind you want, which fight the disease, and then there are binding antibodies.
The binding antibodies actually create a pathway for the disease in your body, and they trigger something called a paradoxical immune response or paradoxical immune enhancement. What that means is that it looks good until you get the disease, and then it makes the disease much, much worse. Coronavirus vaccines can be very dangerous, and that’s why even our enemies, people who hate you and me – Peter Hotez, Paul Offit, Ian Lipkin – are all saying, “You got to be really, really careful with this vaccine.’
Early Trials Raised Concerns About mRNA Vaccine Side Effects
Now the first batches of COVID-19 vaccine have been rolled out, we’re starting to see a number of worrying effects, and there was cause for concern from the very start of Moderna’s phase 1 trials, when 80 percent of participants in the 100 microgram dose group suffered systemic side effects.
After the second dose, 100 percent experienced side effects. Despite that, this was the dosage Moderna chose to move forward with into later-phase trials. (In its highest dosage group, which received 250 mcg, 100 percent of participants suffered side effects after the first dose.)
On May 20, 2020, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr, warned that “the clinical trial results could not be much worse.” He wrote: “Moderna did not release its clinical trial study or raw data, but its press release, which was freighted with inconsistencies, acknowledged that three volunteers developed Grade 3 systemic events defined by the FDA as “Preventing daily activity and requiring medical intervention.” . . . A vaccine with those reaction rates could cause grave injuries in 1.5 billion humans if administered to ‘every person on earth.’”
To understand why mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are so disconcerting, you need to understand how they’re designed to function. The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines both use messenger RNA (mRNA) technology to instruct your cells to make the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein. This is the Glycoprotein that attaches the the ACE2 receptor of your cells, which allows the virus to actually infect you.
The idea behind these mRNA vaccines is that by creating the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, your immune system will produce antibodies in response. What has not been factored into this treatment is how to shut off the production of these proteins once they aren’t needed. What happens when you turn your body into a viral protein factory, thus keeping antibody production activated o a continual basis with no ability to shut down?
Furthermore, as mentioned in Kennedy’s quote, there are two types of antibodies: binding antibodies and neutralizing antibodies. Binding antibodies are incapable of preventing viral infection. Instead they trigger an exaggerated immune response, as detailed above. In an early press release, Moderna noted that vaccine recipients had binding antibodies “at levels seen in blood samples from people who had recovered from COVID-19.” At the time of that press release, data from 25 of 45 participants showed only this binding antibody result.
Meanwhile, neutralizing antibody data were available or only 8 of 45 participants and the neutralizing antibodies are likely to be the more important, seeing how they are the ones that actually fight infection. Considering the problems caused by binding antibodies in pervious coronavirus vaccine trials, these results triggered warning bells.
As noted by Robert Kennedy, Jr.:
Moderna did not explain why it reported positive antibody tests for only eight participates. These outcomes are particularly disappointing because the most hazardous hurdle for the inoculation is still ahead; challenging participants with wild COVID infection.
Past attempts at developing COVID vaccines have always faltered at this stage as both humans and animals achieved robust antibody response then sickened and died when exposed to the wild virus.
trials have yielded similarly high rates of side effects for Moderna and Pfizer alike. As noted by Doshi
back in November 2020: “Moderna’s press release
states that 9% experienced grade 3 myalgia and 10%
grade 3 fatigue; Pfizer’s statement reported 3.8% experienced grade 3 fatigue
and 2% grade 3 headache.
Grade 3 adverse events are considered severe, defined as preventing daily activity. Mild and moderate severity reactions are bound to be far more common.”
On top of all this, while data are still limited, researchers at at University of Pennsylvania and Duke University list a number of potential adverse effects from mRNA vaccines, including local and systemic inflammation, stimulation of autoreactive antibodies, autoimmunity, edema (swelling), and blood clots.
Some of these effects, such as systemic inflammation and blood clots, resemble severe symptoms of COVID-19 itself. Might that be an indication that the mRNA vaccines can indeed worsen COVID-19 infection and lead to paradoxical immune enhancement reactions similar to the ones that killed the coronavirus-immunized ferrets once they were exposed to the coronavirus?
Reported COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects
The most concerning side effect reported in later-stage vaccine trials was transverse myelitis –inflammation of the spinal cord. However, now that the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines have been given to tens of thousands of people with all sorts of underlying conditions, we’re starting to see a much wider range of disturbing effects.
Within weeks of the vaccines becoming available (primarily to front-line health care workers and nursing home residents), reports of serious side effects started emerging in popular media and on social media networks. Among them:
· Persistent malaise and extreme exhausting.
· Anaphylactic reactions;
· Multisystem inflammatory syndrome.
· Chronic seizures and convulsions.
· Paralysis, including cases of Bell’s palsy;
· At least 75 cases of sudden death (55 in the US and 20 in Norway), many occurring within hours or days.
According to a report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, by December 18, 2020, 112,807 Americans had received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Of those, 3,150 suffered one or more “health impact events,” defined as being “unable to perform normal daily activities, unable to work, required care from doctor or health car professional.” That gives us a side effect rate of 2.79 percent.
Extrapolated to the total US population of 328.2 million, we may ten expect more than 9,156,000 Americans to be injured by the vaccine if every single man, woman, and child is vaccinated. Extrapolated across the global population, the harm will be truly mind-boggling.
One suspected culprit in the allergic reactions people are experiencing is polyethylene glycol. The link appears valid enough that the CDC is warning people with known allergy to PEG or polysorbate to avoid all mRNA COVIS-19 vaccines.
COVIS-19 Vaccine Trials Were Rigged
While vaccine makers insist that any vaccine reaching the market will have undergone rigorous testing, the design of the trial protocols clearly demonstrates the abandonment of virtually any attempt to confirm human safety.
The vaccines received a passing grade even if their efficacy for preventing infection was nonexistent. Preventing infection wasn’t even a criterion for a successful COVID-19 vaccine. The only criterion for success was reduction of moderate to sever COVID-19 symptoms, and even then the reduction required was minimal. In a September 2020 Forbes article, William Haseltine highlighted the questionable end points of these trials: “We all expect an effective vaccine to prevent serious illness if infected. Three of the vaccine protocols – Moderna, Pfizer, and AstaZeneca – do not require that their vaccine prevent serious disease only that they prevent moderate symptoms which may be as mild as cough, or headache.”
To get a “passing” grade in the limited interim analysis, a vaccine needed to show a 70 percent efficacy. However, this does not mean it will prevent infections in 7 of 10 people. As explained by Haseltine; “For Moderna, the initial interim analysis will be based on the results of infection of only 53 people. The judgment reached in interim analysis is dependent upon the difference in the number of people with symptoms . . . in the vaccinated group versus the unvaccinated group. Moderna’s success margin is for 13 or less of those 53 to develop symptoms compared to 40 or more in their control group.”
The other vaccine makers based their results on a similar protocol, where only a limited number of vaccinated participants are exposed to the virus to evaluate the extent of their moderate to severe COVID-19 symptoms.
As if that’s not eyebrow-raising enough, the minimum qualification for a “case of COVID-19” amounts to just one positive PCR test and one or two mild symptoms, such as a headache, fever, cough, or mild nausea. Basically, all they’re doing is seeing if he COVID-19 vaccines minimize common cold symptoms.
There’s no telling whether they will ultimately prevent hospitalizations and deaths. In fact, none of the trials included failure to prevent hospitalization or death as a measure of success. Johnson & Johnson’s trial is the only one that requires at least five sever COVID-19 cases to be included in the interim analysis. Common sense dictates that if the vaccines cannot prevent or reduce infection and transmission, hospitalization, or death, then they cannot possibly end the pandemic.(pp.135-139)
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An Astonishing 1 in 40 Are Injured by Vaccines
We often hear that vaccine injuries occur at a rate of one in one million. This, however, is a gross underestimation. In a videotaped debate with lawyer Alan Dershowitz on the constitutionality of vaccine mandates, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., discussed an investigation by the US Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
They conducted a machine cluster analysis of health data collected from 376,452 individuals who received a total of 1.4 million doses of 45 vaccines. Of these doses, 35,570 vaccine reactions were identified, which means a more accurate estimate of vaccine damage would be 2.6 percent of all vaccinations. This means 1 in 40 people – not 1 in 1 million – are injured by vaccines, and a clinician who administers vaccines will have an average of 1.3 adverse events per month. As mentioned earlier in this chapter, based on early CDC data, we may be looking at a side effect rate of 2.79 percent for the COVIC-19 vaccines. It’s astonishingly close to the 2.6 percent found in this far larger cluster analysis.
That vaccines cause injuries is not a hypothetical. As noted by Kennedy, the reason vaccine manufacturers were given immunity in the first place was that they admitted vaccines are unavoidably unsafe and there’s no way to make them 100 percent safe.
The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) created under the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act has previously paid out over $4 billion to patients permanently damaged or killed by vaccines.(p.141)
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Do We Really Need a COVID-19 Vaccine?
A large amount of data strongly suggests the COVID-19 vaqccine may be complertely unnecessary, which maens the global population is beign bamboozled into participating in a dangerous and unporedecented experiment for no good reason whatsoever. For example:
· COVID-19 mortality is extremely low outside of nursing homes – 99.7 percent of people recover from COVID-19. If you’re under 60 years of age, your chance of dying from seasonal influenza is greater than your chance of dying for COVID-19.
· As covered in chapter 5, data clearly show that COVID-19 has not resulted in excess mortality, meaning that same number of people who die in any given year, on average, have died in this year of the pandemic.
· As we’ll explore in the next section, multiple studies suggest that immunity against SARS-CoV-2 infection is more widespread than suspected, thanks to cross-reactivity with other coronaviruses that cause the common cold.
· It is unclear whether asymptomatic people infected with SARS-CoV-2 are more or less likely to spread SARS-CoV-2. A study looking at PCR test data from nearly 10 million residents in Wuhan city found that not a single one of those who had been in close contact with an asymptomatic individual (someone who tested positive but had not symptoms) had been infected with the virus. In all instances, virus cultures from people who tested positive but had no symptoms also came up negative for live virus.(p.144)
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It’s All Part of the Plan
There’s been considerable global resistance to mandatory COVID-19 vaccination, but even if the vaccine ends up being “voluntary,” refusing to take it may end up having sever implications for people who enjoy their freedom.
The Common Project, the World Economic Forum, and the Rockefeller Foundation have joined forces to create the CommonPass, a digital “health passport” framework expected to be adopted by most if not all nations. In other words, if you want to travel, you’re going to have to roll up your sleeves and hope you’re not one of the unlucky ones who end up with a permanent heath problem from the vaccine. Just how voluntary is the vaccine if you’re required to have it if you want to leave the country at any point during the rest of your life?
The groundwork for CommonPass was laid out in an April 21, 2020 white paper by the Rockefeller Foundation, and based on this paper, it’s clear that proof of vaccination is part of a permanent surveillance and social control structure – one that severely limits personal liberty and freedom of choice across the board.
There’s absolutely no indication that proof of vaccination status well become obsolete once the COVID-19 pandemic is declared over, and the reason for this is because the pandemic is being used as a justification for the Great Reset, which will usher in a new system of technocracy that relies on digital surveillance and social engineering to control the population.
Proof of vaccination allows for the rollout of a highly invasive form of tracking that will undoubtedly expand with time. The tracking system proposed by the Rockefeller Foundation demands access to other medical data right from the get-go, which tells us the system will have any number of other uses besides tracking COVID-19 cases.
For years, I and others have warned that unless you get involved in protecting vaccine choice, even if and when it doesn’t affect you personally, eventually it will indeed affect you and it’ll be too late to do anything about it. We’re now at that point. This affects everyone, not just teachers and health care workers. It affects all ages.
Any company can implement compulsory COVID-19 vaccinations. No one is automatically excluded. Anyone could soon have to face the choice a vaccination or unemployment. Most schools are already saying they’ll require students and staff to get inoculated against COVID-19. As reported by National Geographic, depending on where you live and the political philosophy of the majority of representatives in your state legislature, refusing the vaccine may also bar you from:
· Obtaining a driver’s license or passport.
· Attending a sports game or concert.
· Getting an education.
· Boarding a train or other public transportation.
· Entering a store, restaurant, bar, coffee shop, or nail salon.
· Booking an appointment with a doctor.
· Checking into a hospital for surgery.
· Visiting a family member in a nursing home.
· Obtaining private health insurance and Medicaid or Medicare.
There can be little doubt that the CommonPass is a cog in this Great Reset plan. It’s the beginning stage of mass tracking and tracing, under the guise of keeping everyone safe from infectious disease. Rest assured, it will not be limited to COVID-19. The pandemic is just the justification for ushering in radical limitations on personal freedom and a massive increase in surveillance.
Blindly Trusting Big Pharma Could be One of the Worst Mistakes of Your Life
The drug industry and government health officials expect you to blindly trust that they have developed a safe effective COVID-19 vaccine, even through they eliminated well over six years of important testing, and despite the fact that no long-term safety assessments have actually been done. Drug companies have a long history of fraudulent and immoral practices and have paid tens of billions of dollars in fines for their crimes. The opioid epidemic is but one glaring example where company executives knew they were causing harm and chose to do it anyway. To say that trusting these convicted criminal organizations is a mistake would likely be one of the most profoundly serious understatements of the century. At this time we have no way to accurately predict what the consequences of injecting mRNA into your body will be. The good news is that as we covered in chapters 6 and 7, there are loads of strategies to improve your immune syatem, and inexpensive, effective treatments should you come down with COVID-19. When you add that together with the fact that the lethality of COVID-19 is far lower than reported in the media, and the likelihood that widespread natural herd immunity already exists, the need for a vaccine seems remote indeed.(pp.150-152)
Chapter 9: Take Back Control (by Dr. Joseph Mercola)……153
With some 2.6 billion people around the world in some kind of lockdown,
we are conducting arguably the largest pshochological experiment ever . . .
-- Dr. Elke Van Hoof, World Economic Forum, April 9, 2020
We have allowed out-of-control politicians, tech giants, pandemic profiteers, operatives for the military-industrial complex, Big Pharma, medical mal-practitioners, large multinational corporations such as Amazon and Wal-Mart, and a cabal of global health and economic elites to ruthlessly exploit us under the guise of a global pandemic.
These plunderers have utilized media censorship, shoddy science, manipulated statistics, fake news, and coercive government policies in order to ruthlessly expand their enormous power and wealth. The technocrats now have the power to monitor, censor, frighten, divide, and control the body politic as never before.
As exiled US whistleblower Edward Snowden warns us, “As authoritarianism spreads, as emergency laws proliferate . . . . Do you truly believe that when the fist wave, this second wave, the 16th wave of the coronavirus is a long-forgotten memory, that these capabilities will not be kept?
Shutting down the world over a respiratory virus will undoubtedly go down in history as the most destructive decision ever made by public health “experts,” the World Health Organization and its technocratic allies. Unless you understand its true purpose, you’d probably label it irrational, but there’s nothing irrational about it – from the technocrats’ point of view.
The destruction – both moral and economic – is necessary for the Great Reset to occur. The technocratic elite need everything and everyone to fall apart in order to justify the implementation of their new system. Without widespread desperation, the population of the world would never agree to what they have planned. Even as evidence mounts showing that COVID-19 is hardly the deadly pandemic it’s been made out to be, technocrats are grasping at straws to keep it going.
Case in point, mere days before Christmas2020, U.K. prime minister Boris Johnson announced that there’s a new, mutated, up-to-70-percent more infectious, strain of SARS-CoV-2 p, the loose. The threat from this mutated virus was deemed so concerning that another round of even stricter stay-at-home orders, business shutdowns, and travel bans was issued, just in time forthe holidays.
This despite the fact that the new strain was reportedly indentified in September 2020. Why all of a sudden was it deemed an emergency a full three months later – especially considering the research still had not been done to actually confirm that it was actually 70 percent more infectious than previous strains?
Carl Heneghan, professor of evidence-based medicine at Oxford University’s Nuffield Department of Primary Care, told the Daily Mail, “I’ve been doing this job for 25 years and I can tell you [that you] can’t establish a quantifiable number in such a short time frame. Every expert is saying it’s too early to draw such an inference.”
The New York Times reported that the U.K. restrictions would likely remain in effect for months. Considering that these unscientific strategies didn’t work the first or second time around, it strains believability to think that would work a third (or fourth or fifth) time, no matter how long they’re implemented.
In fact, as noted by Matt Ridley in the Telegraph op-ed, viruses naturally weaken over time as more and more people are exposed, so by implementing tougher lockdowns, the virus primarily spreads among the sickest, which allows the lost lethal stains to dominate. In other words, but shutting everything down, the natural weakening of COVID-19 is prevented, which is the precise opposite of what we want.
Indeed, anyone who knows anything about the Great Reset agenda can now see that lockdowns have nothing to do with pubic health: They are mere smokescreens for the greatest transfer (if not theft) of wealth in the history of the world.
The biggest losers are low-and middle-income earners, especially private business owners, who have been absolutely decimated while big-box stores and multinational companies report record-breaking profits. As noted by Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness, “Never before has America seen such an accumulation of wealth in so few hands.”(pp.153-154)
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The Way Forward
As we’ve chronicled in this book, we don’t =yet know whether the recklessly engineered SARS-CoV-2 virus was deliberately released or whether it accidently escaped from the negligently managed, accident-prone dual-use biodefense/bioweapons lab in Wuhan, China. We do know, however, that a powerful network of global elites, including Bill Gates, the World Economic Forum, Big Tech, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Pentagon clearly anticipated what was coming, and then consciously took advantage of the crisis by seeding and nurturing panic to advance their economic, technocratic, totalitarian, anti-democratic agenda.
We also know that it is an existential imperative that we continue to expose the international gene engineers and scientists whose criminal negligence brought on this disaster and put an end to the genetic engineering and weaponization of viruses and bacteria once and for all, so that nothing like this pandemic ever happens again.
As we continue to gather more evidence that SARS-CoV-2 was labengineered and that all of the global elite’s misleading science, medical malpractice, and pandemic-mongering are being weaponized in a coordinated and diabolical plan called the Great Reset, we must begin to unite a critical mass of the educated, angry, and dispossessed.
As Arjun Walia of Collective Evolution points out, our most powerful rallying cry is simply this; “Is this the world we truly want to create? Is this what we are limited to creating, and if not, what holds us back?
Will we regretfully look back on 2020 as a dress rehearsal for the Great Reset? Do we want to live in fear and/or guilt and wear a basically useless fear-inducing, socially-isolating mask for the rest of our lives?
Of course nto.
Natural health and meditation advocate Dawson Church puts it well: “we’re in the middle of this mass contagion of fear, and it is depressing our immune systems, rendering us less resilient, affecting us psychospiritally, making us less able to cope. That’s when we need a bigger dose of positivity, joy and gratitude. We need to do that deliberately. That means meditation, it means consuming positive media. It means not exposing yourself to needless negative emotions.”
But if we want to stop the Great Reset that is being furthered by power-intoxicated globalists, and instead build a world from the grassroots up that is based upon peace and justice, tolerance, freedom, individual choice, privacy, freedom of speech, religion, constitutional rights, and regenerative health, food, farming, and land use, we must do more than just complain in private or tweet about it to our followers;
Now is the time to get organized.
We need a new family-farm –based agricultural system that can provide “food as medicine,” organic and healthy food for all, while regenerating the environment and biodiversity.
We need a new economic system that provides meaningful, social and environmentally responsible work and a decent standard of living for all who are willing to work.
We need to object to and refuse any and all efforts to mandate COVID-19 vaccines. This includes rejecting the fake “choice” of voluntary vaccinations in the face of draconian restrictions for those who refuse to get it.(pp.156-157)
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Decentralized-Everything Is the Way Forward
Perhaps most important of all, we need a decentralized government and internet where the threat of censorship is eliminated and free speech is assured. As just one example of many, anyone who questions pharmaceutical products on any of the social media platforms now faces the risk of being deplatformed. Many also find themselves booted from digital finance platforms, such as Pay Pal at the same time . . . .
You, the individual, should have the most rights, because laws are best applied as specifically and locally as possible. The concentration of global and federal powers comes at the expense of your individual rights.
Mercola.com and a number of similar websites have even been labeled a multinational security threat by British and American intelligence agencies, which are collaborating to eliminate “anti-vaccine propaganda” from public discussion using sophisticated cyberwarfare tools.
Ask yourself, does concern for public heath really justify censoring and eliminating financial transaction capabilities of those who raise questions about vaccine safety and mandatory vaccination policies? The fact that they’re trying to shut down all conversations about vaccines – using warfare tactics and economic blackmail, no less – suggests that the planned mass vaccination campaign has little if anything to do with keeping the public healthy and safe. It’s about controlling the public and ensuring compliance.
The question is: Why?
The medical industry, and the vaccine industry in particular, have severe trust and credibility challenges that they themselves created and continue to grow with the help of Big Tech and national intelligence agencies, which are going to extreme lengths to prevent counternarratives from getting out.
Never before has the US government allowed this kind of blanket censorship of the public discourse. It would never be allowed if the government did it, but by delegating the censorship to private corporations it is allowed . It should be indisputable that censorship is anathema to a democratically run, free, and open society. While there may not be benefit to allowing misinformation to be disseminated, the risks of censoring are simply too grave to be justifiable.
Censorship will never be applied just to the information you despise. It will be applied to any information that is threatening to the elite class that is attempting to further control us.
Big Tech censorship is actually even more insidious than government censorship, because it’s far more opaque. At least if the government says it’s going to censor certain kinds of expression, there’s some level of transparency in how that’s being done. Private tech companies, on the other hand, move the goalpost at will, and they’re never entirely clear about who will be censored, for what, exactly, or how. What’s more, there’s no real process for appeal.
The problem we face now is that censorship fortifies power and is very difficult to end once it has taken hold. This in turn does not bode well for individual freedom or democracy as a whole. Censorship is a direct threat to both. With that in mind, the fact that US and U.K. intelligence agencies are getting involved in censoring tells us something important.
It tells us it’s not really about protecting public health. It’s about strengthening government control over the population. The fact that intelligence agencies view vaccine safety advocates as a national security threat also tells us that government is now in the business of protecting private companies, essentially blurring the line between the two.
If you criticize one you criticize the other. In short, if you impede or endanger the profitability of private companies, you are now viewed as a national security threat and this falls squarely within the parameter of technocracy, in which government is dissolved and replaced with the unelected leaders of private enterprise.
The right and freedom to critique the government is a hallmark of democracy, so this state-sponsored war against truthful information is clear evidence of a radical turn toward technocratic totalitarianism. (pp.158-160)
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Be the Light That Ends the ‘Dark Winter’
While world leaders have been warning us of a “dark winter” with rising death tolls, hold on to hope. The way we end the pandemic fraud and stop the Great Reset is by shining the light of truth and creating greater transparency. If enough people end up understanding what’s really going on and what the goal of this “Reset” is, leaders won’t be able to implement it.
The technocratic elite need us all to passively acquiesce, because there are far more of us than there are of them. Again, that’s what the pandemic measures are achieving. We’re growing to accept work and travel restrictions. We’re growing to accept government telling us where and how we can celebrate holidays, and with whom. All of this would have been unthinkable pre-2020. But we cannot let this acceptance continue to grow.
Slavery is the most profitable business in the history of the world, and with modern technology, complete control is now possible. Any and all rebellion can be quenched. Technology also allows a much smaller group of people to wield tremendous power over the masses.
That said, it’s crucial to realize that we are actually financing and helping build the very control system that is meant to enslave us. We work for companies that are building the system. We buy products from them, and we allow them to collect data from us that they sell and utilize against us. If we stop buying their products and giving them our private data, they cannot build it. So stop giving them the means to enslave you . Stop being an enabler of our own doom. Instead, be part of the solution and shed light, share information, and seek out and develop alternatives to the control structure being erected all around us.
We’ve done this before. The organic movement, for example, was built by average people who decided to put their time and money into a food system that aligned with their basic values. As a result, we have options today when it comes to food. It’s not all GMOs and fake food. If we want to live free, we now have to act on that wish, carefully reconstructing how we live and interact in order to minimize our contribution to the transhumanist technocratic control system.
Don’t listen to nonsense about asymptomatic transmission, the PCR pandemic, and all the false stats used to scare you. Seek out the truth, take control of your health, and have frank and open discussions with family and friends to help show them the way out of fear, too.(pp.161-162)
Dr. Joseph Mercola: "The Truth about Covid-19"
The 22 + items below offer readers critical views of our political economy which have appeared in the Anglophone social media recently. They represent important discussions of matters which will most certainly affect our lives both in the near future and long-term. All of these sources should be critically evaluated and discussed for purposes of reorientation away from the dominant propaganda which prevails in shaping public opinion in this climate of manufactured fear.
Francis McCollum Feeley
Professeur honoraire de l'Université
Ancien Directeur des Researches
Université de Paris-Nanterre
Director of The Center for the Advanced Study
of American Institutions and Social Movements
The University of California-San Diego
German MPs Demand Release of Julian Assange
by Ben Knight
Dozens of members of the German federal parliament, the Bundestag, have issued a statement demanding the release of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
The CIA Plot to Kill My Husband Julian Assange
with STELLA ASSANGE
Julian Assange’s wife on the CIA plot to kill her husband in revenge for exposing war crimes & fight to save his life
Craig Murray: The Film About Julian Assange
by Craig Murray
Ithaka is a heart-rending film that offers an important rebuttal to more than a decade of propaganda aimed at dehumanizing the WikiLeaks publisher.
This is a war of propaganda’: John Pilger on Ukraine and Assange | Talking Post with Yonden Lhatoo"
with John Pilger
MI5 and FBI heads warn of ‘immense’ threat from China
The heads of UK and US security services have made an unprecedented joint appearance to warn of the threat from China.
What a horrible world
by Munir Shafiq
How do we understand the United States' initiation of a military front in Ukraine against Russia? The apparent fact of opening a military front in Ukraine indeed indicates that it was Russia that mobilised military forces and began to launch a war, or firing but, in fact, the US is behind preparing the ground for the outbreak of war in Ukraine. This is because of its relentless pursuit to expand NATO, to the extent that it was about to add Ukraine to it and to complete its encirclement and blockade of Russia to completely stifle it, or force it to acquiesce and surrender.
After the coup in Ukraine in 2014, the US wanted to change the Ukrainian regime, which is friendly to Russia, by dangerously arming the new regime loyal to it, as the war showed. This directly represents a threat to the Russian national security at the highest level, which means that the US forced Russia to wage war, while it hopes that Russia is subjected to a strategic defeat. This was demonstrated by all the steps it took to escalate the war and not to find a solution to calm it down, or to reach an understanding between Russia and Ukraine to stop the war.
The US applied all means of pressure on Europe to involve it in the war, by arming the Ukrainian army and supporting President Zelensky.
We Must End the Illusion
of Military Dominance
by Kevin Martin, Brad Wolf
We have simply not dedicated the resources to wage peace in the same determined, relentless way we have waged war. This must change.
Fueling the Warfare State
by William D. Hartung
America's $1.4 Trillion "National Security" Budget Makes Us Ever Less Safe
This March, when the Biden administration presented a staggering $813 billion proposal for “national defense,” it was hard to imagine a budget that could go significantly higher or be more generous to the denizens of the military-industrial complex. After all, that request represented far more than peak spending in the Korean or Vietnam War years, and well over $100 billion more than at the height of the Cold War.
It was, in fact, an astonishing figure by any measure — more than two-and-a-half times what China spends; more, in fact, than (and hold your hats for this one!) the national security budgets of the next nine countries, including China and Russia, combined. And yet the weapons industry and hawks in Congress are now demanding that even more be spent.
Chomsky on the Root Causes of the Russia Ukraine War
by Dr Ramzy Baroud
"This is a level of hysteria that I have never seen, even during the Second World War"
Exile on Main Street: the Sound of the Unipolar World Fading Away
by Pepe Escobar
Russian FM Lavrov gave a Very Tough interview to a BBC journalist
Lavrov scolds G7 leaders, Putin's speech signals the end of neoliberal “world order”
with Alex Christoforou and Alexander Mercouris
The Russia-Ukraine Conflict and the Global South
with Eric Draitser
The New Economy in China: The Past 20 Years and the Next 20 Years
"China's new economy is going through a critical transition period, and in the past two years, as VCs, our perceptions of industries, companies, technologies and investment logic have undergone a dramatic shift."
The $100 Trillion Global Economy, by Country
Art-Direction + Design by Joyce Ma
The US & China’s Belt & Road Initiative
by Vijay Prashad
China’s Red Lines on Taiwan Are Clear Regardless of the US’ Policy of Strategic Ambiguity
by Zhou Bo
In spite of Biden’s reiteration afterwards of US adherence to the “one China” policy, his apparent gaffe – the third in nine months – would seem to signal a burgeoning US policy of “strategic clarity”, a shift from its decades-old policy of “strategic ambiguity”.
Soaring Energy Exports Send Russia’s Account Surplus to Record High
by Julianne Geiger
Russia’s account surplus reached a new record for the second quarter, according to data released by the central bank cited by Bloomberg.
The surplus, now more than $70 billion, comes on the back of surging oil and gas—and other commodities as well—exports, which outweighed the sanctions placed on the country by Western powers.
Euro Parity Will Probably Be Short-Lived Thanks To China
by Simon White
US Consumer Prices Soared In June, Americans' Real Wages Fall For 15th Straight Month
by Tyler Durden
Middle East Ramps Up Imports Of Shunned Russian Fuels
by Tyler Durden
In An Attempt to Offset Rising Oil Prices, Biden Administration Makes Nice with Brutal Saudis—But Spurns Socialist Venezuela
by Daniel Kovalik
Millions Of Barrels From US Emergency Oil Reserve Sent Abroad, Including To China
by Tyler Durden
With a growing number of people realizing that the Biden administration has drained more oil from the US strategic petroleum reserve, which is meant to be used during real emergencies not fake, made up ones such as Democrats facing a catastrophic failure at the midterm elections...
The Dangerous US Opposition to Eurasia Integration
by Vijay Prashad
Washington and its allies seek either to remain hegemonic and weaken China and Russia or to erect a new Iron Curtain around these two countries, writes Vijay Prashad. Both approaches could lead to a suicidal military conflict.
EU Freezes Russian Assets Worth €13.8 Billion, but Struggles to Move Towards Seizure
by Alexandra Brzozowski
Lee, Pocan File Amendment to Slash $100 Billion From US Military Budget
by Jake Johnson
"For far too long, this country has put profits ahead of its people," said Rep. Barbara Lee. "Nowhere is that more apparent than in our Pentagon topline budget."
Biden is sinking the US economy w/Robert Barnes (Live)
with Alexander Mercouris and Robert Barns
Q & A: “Biden is sinking the US economy w/Robert Barnes”
with Alexander Mercouris and Robert Burns
PM Resigns, President Flees: It’s All Happening in Sri Lanka
by People’s Dispatch
In the wake of massive protests in Sri Lanka, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled his residence. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe announced his resignation to pave way for an all-party government.
Sri Lanka riots & worldwide protests: It'll get to a point where it cannot be ignored
by GB News
Hitler's press blacked out the Dutch resistance. Now "our free press" is doing it again.
by Mark Crispin Miller
Farmers in the Netherlands are fighting back against the WEF's vast push to starve us all into compliance (and a diet of bugs, fungus, weeds, fake meat and other shit)
Video: Dutch Farmers Rise Up Against Food System ‘Reset
by Dr. Joseph Mercola
'Broad sense of frustration, anger, despair': Dutch farmers protest against nitrogen cuts
by Sky News Australia
Netherlands Agricultural and Horticultural Organization's Wytse Sonnema says there’s a broad sense of “frustration, anger, even despair” amongst farmers amid proposals for nitrogen reduction target plans. Farmers are protesting around the Netherlands over the government’s new policy which would see the country slash nitrogen oxide and ammonia emissions by 50 per cent by 2030. “There’s a map now outlining nitrogen reduction targets of 50 per cent nationally, 70, up to 95 per cent in certain areas,” Mr Sonnema told Sky News Australia. “And imagine if you’re a fifth-generation farmer living on your land, making a living, being part of a local community, and you see a map saying that basically there’s no future. “No future for farming, but also no future for the economic, social, cultural fabric of the countryside.”
Révolte des agriculteurs hollandais - "Ça va s'étendre à toute l'Europe"
avec Philippe Herlin
Videos: Spanish Farmers Join The Uprising Against Forced Famine Imposed By The EU's Fertilizer Ban and Green Fascism: Protests, Unlike Synthetic Ghost "Viruses," Are Highly Contagious
by Celia Farber
"Huge instability in the EU and wider world, as citizens begin to fight back against globalist ideology they did not vote for."
Get Prepared With Shelf-Stable Foods
https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2022/07/11/shelf-stable-food.aspx?ui=1a9aa5929272225005800e010374012622b4f5ada052fec393b5aa18371e3259&sd=20220707&cid_source=dnl&cid_medium=email&cid_content=art1ReadMore&cid=20220711_HL2&mid=DM1204393&rid=1544658454by Joseph Mercola
· It appears we’re in a phase where global systems of food and energy production are being intentionally dismantled in an effort to force into effect what the World Economic Forum (WEF) calls The Great Reset and the Rockefeller Foundation calls Reset the Table
· Controlling food and shifting us away from a natural diet is an important part of The Great Reset. While the destruction of food production is being justified by the Green Agenda, the real goal is to eliminate naturally-grown foods and replace them with patented foodstuffs, frequently synthetic
· In addition to restrictions imposed by the Green Agenda, nearly 100 food production facilities in the U.S. alone have also mysteriously burned down since 2021
· The U.K. has even issued an “urgent warning” that gardening can cause heart disease by exposing you to harmful soil pollutants. So, now they’re trying to convince you that growing your own food is harmful too
· Prepare for unavoidable food inflation, shortages and famine by stocking up on nutritious shelf-stable foods. A list of suggestions is included
It appears we’re in a phase where global systems of food and energy production are being intentionally dismantled in an effort to force into effect what the World Economic Forum (WEF) calls The Great Reset1 and the Rockefeller Foundation calls Reset the Table.
According to the WEF, capitalism is dead and we can no longer allow for free markets. Instead, we need a top-down governance, a New World Order (or One World Order), that can ensure “fair and equitable” distribution of dwindling resources. What they’re really saying, however, is that soon-to-be-useless people are gobbling up “their” resources.
They see us — you and me — as an existential threat to their luxurious lifestyle. So, their decades-old plan is to seize control of it all, transfer all wealth and private ownership into their own hands, and centrally control who gets what and when.
Cities like Las Vegas will soon die of thirst—NOT because of climate change, but because of climate ENGINEERING
by Mark Crispin Miller
Those who laugh off chem-trails and the like know nothing of the documented history of weather modification by the US military, which has been doing it since the 1940's
Achieving Self-Funding Local Sovereignty as Global Food Systems Collapse
by Ellen Brown
The solution to the current food crisis is small and local, including growing food locally. But how to fund local food co-ops without pricey loans from big banks?
by Vijay Prashad
The war in Ukraine has been catastrophic for world food prices, writes Vijay Prashad. But the problem didn’t start then.
Beware the Prophets of Doom – Organic Food, Fertilisers and Fossil Fuels
by Colin Todhunter
“As oil and gas prices rise so does the price of artificial chemical fertilisers – the lynch-pin of industrial agriculture’s claims to be ‘efficient’. In the UK, the price of nitrogen fertiliser has doubled over the past year to around £330 per tonne. With oil currently at over $130 a barrel and with OPEC warning it could reach $200 by the end of the year, it has been suggested that fertilisers could hit GBP 500 a tonne. At these prices, the claimed efficiency of fossil-fuel and fertiliser dependent industrial farming begins to collapse.”
Western Officials Admit Ukraine Is Crawling With CIA Personnel
by Caitlin Johnstone
"Le monde non occidental regarde avec prudence la guerre en Ukraine"
de Radio France
Vu d’Occident, on peut avoir l’impression que la Russie s’est isolée en agressant l’Ukraine. Et que le monde entier soutient l’Occident. C’est une erreur, une grave illusion d’optique. Rares sont les pays qui soutiennent explicitement Poutine : la Syrie, la Biélorussie, la Corée du Nord, l’Érythrée. Mais très nombreux sont ceux, en Afrique, en Asie, en Amérique latine qui adoptent de la distance vis-à-vis du conflit. Près de 40 pays se sont abstenus lors des deux votes à l’ONU pour condamner l’attaque russe. Et surtout, en dehors des pays occidentaux et de leurs alliés comme le Japon ou la Corée du Sud, personne n’a adopté de sanctions contre Moscou. De multiples facteurs expliquent cette prudence, qui démontre aussi combien la notion de "communauté internationale" est une coquille vide. +
Goodbye Boris. Mike Pompeo's Ukraine doctrine w/Gonzalo Lira
with Alex Christoforou, Alexander Mercouris and Gonzali Lira
Q & A: Goodbye Boris. Mike Pompeo's Ukraine doctrine
with Alex Christoforou, Alexander Mercouris
Palestine in Pictures: June 2022
Strong support for Israel is no longer ‘good politics’ in Michigan
by Philip Weiss
Is Saudi Arabia About To Normalise Ties With Israel?
by Robert Inlakesh
As Anti-BDS Bills Become the Norm, ACLU Takes Free Speech Fight to the Supreme Court
by Jessica Buxbaum
US clears Israel of intentionally killing Shireen Abu Akleh
by Maureen Clare Murphy
Cognitive Warfare: Israel Targets Journalists Who Threaten Its Reality-Creation Tactics
by Todd Pierce
They were shooting directly at the journalists: New evidence suggests Shireen Abu Akleh was killed in targeted attack by Israeli forces”. Thus read a CNN headline on May 26, 2022, for an article describing what may have been a “targeted killing,” – that is, assassination – of Al Jazeera journalist Shirleen Abu Akleh, a 51-year-old highly esteemed Palestinian-American journalist who had covered Israeli repression of the Palestinian population for about 25 years before she was killed.
With this killing and its aftermath, one knows that it is all hands on deck for an Israeli government cognitive campaign in the perpetual cognitive war Israel wages against the world, as will be explained below.
According to the CNN article, Abu Akleh was killed by a bullet to the head at around 6:30 a.m. on May 11, while standing with a group of journalists near the entrance of Jenin refugee camp as they covered an Israeli raid. “We stood in front of the Israeli military vehicles for about five to ten minutes before we made moves to ensure they saw us. And this is a habit of ours as journalists; we move as a group and we stand in front of them so they know we are journalists, and then we start moving,” a Palestinian reporter, Shatha Hanaysha, told CNN, describing their cautious approach toward the Israeli army convoy before the gunfire began.
Video recordings of the surrounding area showed the killing shots could have come only from the Israeli soldiers in specially designed “sniper” vehicles that were in direct line-of-fire positions to Abu Akleh that morning. Eyewitnesses told CNN that they “believed Israeli forces on the same street fired deliberately on the reporters in a targeted attack. All of the journalists were wearing protective blue vests that identified them as members of the news media.”
Excusing Israeli apartheid in the NYT
by Michael F. Brown
Showing what good a single man can do, a BBC tribute to an unsung hero also shows how far our world has fallen
by Mark Crispin Miller
If you can watch this without weeping—both for what he did, and what the BBC is doing now—you're either living with your eyes wide shut, or working for the authors of this second Holocaust.
Israeli court rules in favor of sweeping impunity
by Maureen Clare Murphy
A whole life under Israeli siege
by Ahmed Al-Sammak and Walaa Sabah
Maroun al-Ras, 2011: A rehearsal for Gaza maimings
by Amena ElAshkar
Alex Odeh Assassination: New Testimony Could Finally Bring Jewish Defense League to Justice
by David Sheen
Will Israel join an Arab NATO?
by Ali Abunimah
No eyebrows raised over EU funding for Israel's spies
by David Cronin
Haunted by ghosts, Germany blames Palestinians for anti-Semitism
by Omar Zahzah
How AIPAC Is Leading Efforts to Dismantle the UN Inquiry on Palestine
by Jessica Buxbaum
Canada's press join anti-Palestinian chorus
by Omar Zahzah
Biden's Middle East Trip Shows His Disregard For Journalists
Members of an Israeli honour guard practice on July 12, 2022, at Ben Gurion Airport in Lod near Tel Aviv, ahead of US President Joe Biden's visit tomorrow. US President Joe Biden's trip to the Middle East, starting tomorrow evening, has fuelled speculation of a possible breakthrough in normalising ties between Israel and Saudi Arabia, which does not recognise the Jewish state. (Photo: Jack Guez/AFP via Getty Images)
by Sam Carliner
Biden is demonstrating with his trip to Saudi Arabia and Israel and with his lack of response to police attacks on press within the United States that he takes no issue with emboldening attacks on press freedom.
15 Years of Failed Experiments: Myths and Facts about the Israeli Siege on Gaza
by Ramzy Baroud
15 years have passed since Israel imposed a total siege on the Gaza Strip, subjecting nearly two million Palestinians to one of the longest and most cruel politically-motivated blockades in history.
The Israeli government had then justified its siege as the only way to protect Israel from Palestinian “terrorism and rocket attacks”. This remains the official Israeli line until this day. Not many Israelis—certainly not in government, media or even ordinary people - would argue that Israel today is safer than it was prior to June 2007.
It is widely understood that Israel has imposed the siege as a response to the Hamas takeover of the Strip, following a brief and violent confrontation between the two main Palestinian political rivals, Hamas, which currently rules Gaza, and Fatah, which dominates the Palestinian Authority in the occupied West Bank.
However, the isolation of Gaza was planned years before the Hamas-Fatah clash, or even the Hamas’ legislative election victory of January 2006. Late Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was determined to redeploy Israeli forces out of Gaza, years prior to these dates.
What finally culminated in the Israeli Disengagement from Gaza in August-September 2005 was proposed by Sharon in 2003, approved by his government in 2004 and finally adopted by the Knesset in February 2005.
The ‘disengagement’ was an Israeli tactic that aimed at removing a few thousand illegal Jewish settlers out of Gaza—to other illegal Jewish settlements in the West Bank - while redeploying the Israeli army from crowded Gaza population centers to the border areas. This was the actual start of the Gaza siege.
The above assertion was even clear to James Wolfensohn, who was appointed by the Quartet on the Middle East as the Special Envoy for Gaza Disengagement. In 2010, he reached a similar conclusion: “Gaza had been effectively sealed off from the outside world since the Israeli disengagement ... and the humanitarian and economic consequences for the Palestinian population were profound.”
The ultimate motive behind the ‘disengagement’ was not Israel’s security, or even to starve Gazans as a form of collective punishment. The latter was one natural outcome of a much more sinister political plot, as communicated by Sharon’s own senior advisor at the time, Dov Weisglass. In an interview with the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, in October 2004, Weisglass put it plainly: “The significance of the disengagement plan is the freezing of the peace process.” How?
The U.S. will do anything to defend Israel
by Gideon Levy
Imagine the unimaginable: Ilana Dayan (or Yonit Levi) [both are Israeli journalists & TV presenters] goes out of her comfort zone in order to report on the occupation. She is caught in an exchange of fire and a bullet hits her in the neck, in the area between her helmet and her ballistic vest. She dies. What happens then? Israel very quickly captures the Palestinian “cell.” It doesn’t matter who fired, it’s entirely insignificant, all of its members are killed or sentenced to life in prison. Israel mourns the loss of its veteran journalist.
No one even considers forensic tests: There’s no need for them. It’s clear to everyone who killed the journalist. The United States doesn’t think to interfere with the investigation, only to censure the Palestinians and participate in the grief of the Jewish nation, and perhaps also to impose sanctions on the Palestinian Authority over the journalist’s murder. It is obvious to all that the Israeli journalist was killed because she was Jewish and because she was a journalist. Her murderers – that’s what they’ll be called, of course – intended to murder her. Every Israeli child will understand this.
But Shireen Abu Akleh was a Palestinian war correspondent, infinitely more courageous and determined than Dayan and Levi put together, and she was killed in Jenin. Israel washed its hands of any responsibility, as usual. Washed its hands and obfuscated. All of the investigations that have been published so far into the circumstances of her killing led to a single conclusion: The Israel Defense Forces shot her. But Israel continued to obfuscate.
And then came the forensic analysis, carried out in the presence of a U.S. military officer. And this is the result: The U.S. Department of State, which is concerned about the safety of civilians and is particularly shocked by harm caused to journalists, as proved in the Jamal Khashoggi case, announced that while it is impossible to determine with certainty who killed Abu Akleh, the gunfire likely came from IDF positions. And the punch line: “The [U.S. Security Coordinator] found no reason to believe that [the gunfire] was intentional but rather the result of tragic circumstances.” The damaged bullet that was removed from Abu Akleh’s head whispered to the United States that the shooter didn’t mean to kill her. It was the most elaborate ballistic test in history: a test that examines innermost thoughts, that discerns intentions.
Lebanese Hezbollah Tests Israel With Three Drones In Disputed Area
by Robert Inlakesh
Last week Israel’s military announced that it had shot down three drones operated by Lebanese Hezbollah, whilst they headed towards the disputed Karish field area off the coast of southern Lebanon. Hezbollah announced that its message had been received and mission completed, after having previously threatened to strike the oil and gas facilities.
NATO and Africa
by Djibo Sobukwe
Djibo Sobukwe participated in a Canadian Foreign Policy Institute panel, "NATO and Global Empire " on June 30, 2022. These are his remarks on NATO and Africa.
I want to thank the organizers for this timely webinar, and for inviting me to make a contribution.
It is timely not only because NATO is concluding its meeting in Madrid as we speak, but also AFRICOM as one of the many arms of NATO is conducting its yearly military exercises called “African Lion” on the African continent at this time.
Many people on this webinar probably know the background of NATO so I won’t repeat the history.
Since I wrote my article in Black Agenda Report back in February entitled, NATO and AFRICA: A relationship of colonial violence and structural white supremacy, two more European countries have applied for NATO membership, Sweden and Finland and as I understand they will be accepted. This will increase their membership from the founding twelve in 1949 to now 32.
Today, NATO has become a huge global axle in the wheel of the military industrial complex which includes more than 800 US military bases around the world and bases or relationships with almost all African countries, all controlled by the US empire for the purpose of full spectrum dominance , driven by the ferocious appetites of corporate capital.
Full spectrum dominance means US military control over land, sea, air, and space which is the so-called fourth dimension of warfare “to protect US interests and investment.”
“Protect” means guarantee operational freedom.
“US interest and investment” means corporate profits.
The late Dr. Walter Rodney accurately described the early foundation of colonial Africa’s relationship with NATO which continues today in his classic book published in 1972 How Europe Underdeveloped Africa. He said,….”Needless to say, in the 1950’s when most Africans were still colonial subjects, they had absolutely no control over the utilization of their soil for militaristic ends. Virtually the whole of North Africa was turned into a sphere of operations for NATO, with bases aimed at the Soviet Union. There could have easily developed a nuclear war without African peoples having any knowledge of the matter. The colonial powers actually held military conferences in African cities like Dakar and Nairobi in the early 1950’s, inviting the whites of South Africa and Rhodesia and the government of the USA. Time and time again, the evidence points to this cynical use of Africa to buttress capitalism economically and militarily, and therefore in effect forcing Africa to contribute to its own exploitation.”
I want to highlight that last sentence “forcing Africa to contribute to its own militarization.”
It has done this in several ways; most importantly by ushering in Neo-colonial governments after nominal independence that would do the bidding of the former colonizers. Many of these colonizing countries have been part of the NATO membership since its founding, and already had some military installations in these countries. The re-colonization by way of neo-colonialism was largely successful in spite of the fierce resistance by anti-colonial liberation movements and leaders.
This class struggle also manifested itself in the Organization of African Unity (OAU) in 1963 where there were two contending groups of countries, one group that wanted a continued dependent relationship with the colonizing countries on one hand, and those that did not on the other.
Imperialism has always used its strategy of divide and rule. To enable the acceptance of the idea of a ‘benevolent’ NATO, the colonial powers knew that they had to convince and recruit a neo-colonial class of indigenous Africans who would do their bidding. This divide played itself out in the national liberation movements between those who were friendly to imperialist forces and those who wanted a real break from colonialism. Kwame Nkrumah explains in Neo-colonialism The Last Stage of Imperialism, the wide array of methods employed by neocolonialism, ranging from economics, politics, religious, ideological and cultural spheres. To do this, NATO works hand in hand with other mechanisms of imperialism like the CIA which was instrumental in the coup against the Nkrumah government and the murder of Patrice Lumumba .
NATO’s New Global Cold War Is Now Official
by the editors
Finally, the United States-led military alliance called NATO has made its global cold war ambitions explicit. At last, the warmongering organization has come clean out of the deceptive closet it has been hiding in for many years. And, therefore, henceforth, may it be damned by all good-thinking people of the world.
In a summit held in Madrid this week, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization released a new Strategic Concept that declared Russia to be a “direct threat” and China as a “challenge” to “our values and interests”. What exactly are those values and interests? Warmongering and domination!
The last time NATO published a strategic document was in 2010. Back then Russia was described as a “partner” and China wasn’t even mentioned.
Over the past decade, the U.S.-dominated military bloc has increasingly adopted a hostile policy towards both Russia and China. The search for a new cold war has been relentless, implacable, and largely implicit. Now, however, the U.S.-led axis is openly declaring its hostility.
The 30-member NATO has formally invited two new European states to join its ranks, Finland and Sweden. The two Nordic countries are ending decades of nominal neutrality in what can only be seen as a calculated provocative move against Russia’s national security. The new members will double the NATO land border with Russia and increase the already burgeoning presence of the nuclear-armed alliance in the Arctic region. Moscow has warned against such an expansion of NATO as a wanton destabilizing of strategic balance. The fact that the bloc is going ahead with the expansion speaks of the reckless disregard for efforts of finding mutual security and maintaining international peace.
The NATO summit this week also made it clear that the U.S.-led military axis is adopting a war footing against China. Why else would an Atlantic organization invite the attendance for the first time of four Pacific nations that have increasingly echoed American anti-China rhetoric? Leaders from Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea were in Madrid to form the so-called “Asia-Pacific Four” (AP4). As with the U.S.-led Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, or Quad, and the AUKUS pact, the Pacific is being turned into a NATO fighting zone aimed at China, in much the same way the Atlantic is dominated by NATO hostility towards Russia. Ultimately, it is the United States and its imperial interests that are being served and giving direction. This is what is really meant by the vague and seemingly benign incantation of “our values and interests”.
This culmination in 2022 is all consistent with the historic role of NATO. It was formed in Washington in 1949 as an offensive instrument for U.S. aggression against the Soviet Union. The zero-sum ideology of American imperialism is necessarily predicated on hegemony and domination. Other nations are either vassals or enemies. A multipolar world of mutual partnership is anathema. Indeed, the very concept of the United Nations is anathema. The world must be demarcated into “allies and foes” in order for U.S. militarist-driven capitalism to survive.
When the earlier cold war with the Soviet Union ended in 1991 from the political and economic collapse of the Soviet Union, the initial euphoria of supposed American victory quickly dissipated. Author and commentator John Rachel surveys how giddy talk of an end to militarism and excessive military spending and the anticipation of a massive, transformative “peace dividend” was all too cruelly shunted aside. Why? Because the American rulers and their NATO vassals realized that without militarism and war the game was up for their corporate capitalist racketeering.
There then emerged the Wolfowitz Doctrine and “full-spectrum dominance” whereby the United States and its European minions literally declared war on the planet to corner natural resources and keep perceived competitor powers under control. A resurgent Russia and ascendant China would not be tolerated as impediments to American hegemonic ambitions.
In the past 30 years since the end of the first cold war, there has been nothing short of an orgy of U.S. and NATO warmongering in which weaker nations one after another have been destroyed by American-led militarism. International law and human rights have been gutted and ransacked by a Washington-led blitzkrieg on the planet.
Principled people like Julian Assange who exposed such criminality have been persecuted and tortured. Free speech and genuine independent critical thinking have been harassed and murdered.
With incredible hypocrisy, arrogance, and delusion, U.S. President Joe Biden and other NATO accomplices exalt principles of democracy, rules-based order and international law. When the truth is, the United States and its NATO lackeys are the enemies of world peace. Martin Luther King made a similar observation nearly 60 years ago. He was subsequently assassinated by the U.S. national security state. Washington and its Western or Pacific accomplices are the biggest threat to everything they supposedly, cynically, cherish.
The United States and its gang of imperialist flunkeys in NATO have been craving for a new cold war for the past three decades. When the Russian Federation under the leadership of President Vladimir Putin challenged the unilateralism of the U.S. rogue nation and its satraps with his landmark Munich speech in 2007 that marked him down as an enemy. Russia’s military intervention in 2015 to aid Syria under attack from the U.S. and NATO in a covert war for regime change put paid to the orgy of American-led imperialist gangsterism. That spoiler further marked Russia down as an enemy that had to be dealt with.
The Washington and NATO coup d’état in Ukraine in 2014 was another watershed event. It was a de facto expansion of NATO all the way to Russia’s borders with a Nazi spearhead. Could it be any more provocative? But Moscow drew the red line. Despite repeated appeals for diplomatic resolution over Ukraine and NATO expansion, Russia was forced to take “technical military measures” by neutralizing the threat posed by the Kiev regime.
China too has boldly demonstrated it is not willing to subordinate its independence to Washington’s imperial writ. This is why Washington is capriciously abandoning its half-century-old One China Policy with the ulterior purpose of antagonizing Beijing. The provocation towards Russia in the form of NATO-armed Ukraine is the same coin as the provocation towards China with a U.S.-armed Taiwan and an increasing NATO-affiliated encirclement in the Asia-Pacific.
Patently, and without resorting to hyperbole at all, one can say that the NATO summit this week was tantamount to a war-planning conference. The U.S.-led axis has created a new global cold war.
That in itself is damnable. In a world beset by pandemic, disease, ecological degradation, poverty, hunger and unemployment, the capitalist powers are funneling billions into war machines and whipping up a fever for confrontation based on fear-mongering, phobia and demonization. Their mentality is demonic. U.S.-led imperialism has created much of the world’s present crises, including a new cold war.
Nevertheless, the world has changed dramatically from when NATO was founded 73 years ago or even from when the last cold war ended some three decades ago. There is indeed a terrible danger of catastrophic hot war. However, there is also a welcome danger for NATO digging its own grave from its criminal activities and deplorable contradictions. Russia and China, by holding firm, may be enough to push the U.S. axis into the grave it deserves.
NATO — The Most Dangerous Military Alliance on the Planet
by Chris Hedges
Amid War in Ukraine: Intl Peace Coalition’s ‘NO to NATO’
by Ann Wright
I was one of hundreds who attended the “NO to NATO” peace summit June 26-27 and one of tens of thousands who marched for “NO to NATO” in Madrid a few days before the leaders of the 30 NATO countries arrived in the city to map out NATO’s future military actions.
Two conferences, the Peace Summit and the Counter-Summit, provided opportunities for Spaniards and international delegations to hear the impact of ever-increasing military budgets on NATO countries that give weaponry and personnel to the war mongering capabilities of NATO at the expense of health, education, housing and other true human security needs.
In Europe, the disastrous decision by the Russian Federation to invade Ukraine and the tragic loss of life and destruction of large parts of the industrial base of the country and in the Dombass region is seen as a situation precipitated by a U.S.- sponsored coup in Ukraine in 2014.
Biden’s Reckless New Provocation Ratchets Up Risk of Nuclear War with China
by Jeremy Kuzmarov
Sending U.S. Warships into South China Sea and Taiwan Strait in Violation of UN Convention on the Law of the Sea
On June 25, the U.S. Navy sent a warship, the USS Benfold, to the South China Sea, only one day after a U.S. spy plane provocatively flew over the Taiwan Strait under the close monitoring of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA).
NATO sets its crosshairs on China, nuclear war be damned
by Chris Hedges
The Corporatization of Just About Everything
by Tom Valovic
Hidden Video Shows US Navy Jet Fuel Spewing in Hawaii
by Ann Wright
A dramatic video hidden for six months by the U.S. Navy shows 20,000 gallons of jet fuel spraying into a Red Hill tunnel for 34 hours. The fuel entered a floor drain that sent thousands of gallons into the water supply of 93,000 residents.
The video surfaced on July 5 after an undisclosed Navy employee made it public.
The video was taken by an employee whose cart ran into a pipe that broke, allowing the jet fuel to spray. Now that is available to the public, the Navy is investigating the media leak of the video. For seven months it told the state of Hawai’i, its congressional delegation and the public that the leak did not exist.
Earthjustice attorney David Henkin said that it’s
“pretty offensive that they would go after someone that is providing information that the public has a right to see… That they are not apologetic for not releasing this information to the public and instead are trying to stomp it out is really offensive.”
The video surfaced only days after the Navy attempted, on June 30, a midnight out-of-sight release of a stunning January 2022 investigative report of the March and November 2022 massive leaks of jet fuel.
How Close Are We To A War On Iran?
by Robert Inlakesh
Biden’s Continuation of ‘Maximum Pressure’ on Iran
by Brett Wilkins
The new sanctions announced by the White House come ahead of the U.S. president’s Middle East trip next week, which will include stops in Israel and Saudi Arabia.
European Union Finally Admits COVID-19 Vaccines Destroy Your Immune System
by Arsenio Toledo
The European Union (EU) has finally admitted that the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines destroy the immune system and make people more susceptible not just to COVID but to all diseases.
According to the European Medicines Agency (EMA), taking booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccines every four months could weaken the immune system and tire people out. (Related: Qatari study finds mRNA vaccines actually DECREASE immunity against COVID-19.)
Despite this revelation, the EU is still recommending that people take COVID-19 vaccines and boosters. What the EMA wants to change is the time in between booster doses.
“[Boosters] can be done once, or maybe twice, but it’s not something that we can think should be repeated constantly,” said Marco Cavaleri, the EMA’s head of biological health threats and vaccines strategy. “We need to think about how we can transition from the current pandemic setting to a more endemic setting.”
What to do with a Problem like HHS? (Pt. 2, treating the disease)
by Robert W Malone MD, MS
Unwinding entrenched administrative state agencies is hard, time consuming work
UK's "Baffling" Non-COVID Excess Death, Asymptomatic PCR Monkeypox & EU Names Nukes/Gas "Green"
with Ryan Cristián
Global Death Rates Are Skyrocketing! Why?
with Jimmy Dore and Dr. John Campbell
In a recent video, popular YouTube host and retired nursing instructor Dr. John Campbell of the U.K. covered the alarming revelations that England and Wales – and likely many other places around the world – are experiencing higher than expected death rates even when COVID deaths are factored in. So what’s the cause of these elevated global mortality rates? Campbell shares a number of hypotheses but reserves judgment pending additional research into the matter. Jimmy and America’s comedian Kurt Metzger share their suspicions about the source of this death rate spike as well.
Why is USG rewriting the history of the mRNA vaccines?
by Robert W Malone MD, MS
State-sponsored media and the US Government is erasing the inventors from history
Big Pharma Has Spent $147 Million to Kill Lower Drug Prices During Pandemic
by Jake Johnson
"The big drug companies spend so massively lobbying to keep the market rigged in their favor and seniors at their mercy, including many literally choosing between food and medicine," said Accountable.US.
Update regarding Omicron BA.5
Why is Dr. Anthony Fauci and the HHS Administrative State So Wound Up about Boosters?
Omicron BA. 2.75
with Dr. John Campbell
Natural Immunity Shown To Stop Any Variant Infection & 'Death Of Unknown Cause' Alberta's Top Killer
with Ryan Cristián
Pfizer reportedly sponsored Miami yacht party for failed Colombian presidential contender Rodolfo Hernández
by The Gray Zone
Alert: New York State Sets Dangerous Precedent for Draconian Quarantine Regulations
by Sara Middleton
Good Morning CHD: Massachusetts WINS Attack on Religious Exemption
CDC finds glyphosate in 80% of US urine samples—as reported by 0% of "our free press"
by Mark Crispin Miller
Headlined by The Guardian and the Irish Times, and also grimly noted by some journals here and there, this should-be-big news is apparently NOT "fit to print," or post, or broadcast by the US press.
Putin vs. Big Pharma: The ultimate smackdown
by Riley Waggaman
Is Vladimir Putin preparing to cleanse Russia of Big Pharma shills (his entire cabinet)? Some seem to think so and there is certainly evidence that some kind of anti-shill crackdown is coming.
Let’s explore this intriguing news item together.
Video: Reiner Füellmich and 50 Lawyers: “Different Batches” and “Lethal Doses”, ”The Vaccines Are Designed to Kill”
with Reiner Fuellmich and Perspektiv
Official UK Data Confirms COVID Vax Increases Risk of Death of Any Cause
by Sara Middleton
For months, pandemic critics have pointed out the hypocrisy of government officials suppressing early treatment for COVID-19 and promoting the disastrous public health movement of locking down the world. Health authorities coerced people (using millions of dollars in propagandized advertisements and celebrity endorsements) into taking a new gene-related therapy with the promise to prevent transmission of a highly survivable viral infection – never mind that later the jab was shown to be completely ineffective at preventing transmission after all.
The gaslit general public is now supposed to believe, of course, that these shots were “never” about stopping transmission but only about reducing the risk of severe illness and death. However, official data from the UK shows yet again that even that claim is completely unfounded.
Vaxxed individuals in the UK significantly more likely to die of all causes than unvaxxed, analysis of official data reveals
The latest figures released in May by the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggest that people who received COVID shots are much more likely to die of any cause than vax-free individuals. Incredibly, this trend appears to hold for all age groups.
FDA Colluded With Moderna to Bypass COVID Vaccine Safety Standards, Documents Reveal
by Megan Redshaw
Children’s Health Defenese Archives
by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
The Shocking Truth About the Global Depopulation Agenda
https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2022/07/10/global-depopulation-agenda.aspx?ui=1a9aa5929272225005800e010374012622b4f5ada052fec393b5aa18371e3259&sd=20220707&cid_source=dnl&cid_medium=email&cid_content=art1ReadMore&cid=20220710&mid=DM1204391&rid=1543742159with with Dr. Joseph Mercola, Dr. Andrew Wakefield, and Mary Holland, president and chief legal counsel for Children's Health Defense
· “Infertility: A Diabolical Agenda,” produced by Dr. Andrew Wakefield and Children’s Health Defense, details the World Health Organization’s intentions to produce an anti-fertility vaccine in response to perceived overpopulation, and how such vaccines have been used — without people’s knowledge or consent — since the mid-'90s
· The WHO has been caught more than once deliberately deceiving women into thinking they were vaccinated against tetanus, when in fact they were being sterilized
· The film clearly illustrates the depopulation agenda is not a conspiracy theory. It’s reality, and it’s happening worldwide. The HPV vaccine and the COVID shots also have adverse impacts on fertility that are being ignored
· In the decade after the rollout of the HPV vaccine, the teen pregnancy rate dropped by 50%
· While VAERS is the only publicly available system to assess COVID jab injuries, the U.S. government has at least 10 other reporting systems they’re not sharing data from. Children’s Health Defense is filing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for the other systems to get a better idea of the scale of harms, but VAERS and anecdotal reports alone suggest the scale of injuries and deaths is enormous. Data from insurance companies around the world also confirm this
Non covid excess deaths
with Dr. John Campbell
UK, excess deaths. Why are people dying more than normal?
CDC finds glyphosate in 80% of US urine samples—as reported by 0% of "our free press"
by Mark Crispin Miller
Headlined by The Guardian and the Irish Times, and also grimly noted by some journals here and there, this should-be-big news is apparently NOT "fit to print," or post, or broadcast by the US press
The Defender – July 8, 2022
Children’s Health Defense, News and Views
by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Covid ‘Came Out Of A US Lab Biotechnology’ Says Lancet Chairman
with Jimmy Dore
Did ‘Catastrophic’ Lab Accident’ Start COVID-19?
by Dr. Joseph Mercola
The Defender – July 10, 2022
Children’s Health Defense, News and Views
by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
“A GUIDE TO THE PREVENTION OF COVID-19” - June 29, 2022
by The Front Line Covid-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC)
Prevention &Treatment Protocols for Covid-19. (length, 22 pages)
SICK American Commerical Culture
with Chris Hedges
IppocrateOrg: People helping each other
by Robert W Malone, MD, MS
An Italian response to the COVIDcrisis
Organized Labor and the Crisis of Democracy
by Chris Wright
Starbucks, Amazon & More Organizing in US
by Dan DiMaggio and Angela Bunay
Unions sound warning about UK-backed plan to rebuild Ukraine
by Thomas Rowley
“The Economic, Political and Social Crisis of the United States”
with Richard Wolff
“Prof. Richard Wolff on The Human Economy”
with RJ Eskow, and Richard Wolff
Ukraine Is the Latest Neocon Disaster
by Jeffrey D. Sachs
Europe has any insight, it will separate itself from these U.S. foreign policy
The war in Ukraine is the culmination of a 30-year project of the American neoconservative movement. The Biden administration is packed with the same neocons who championed the U.S. wars of choice in Serbia (1999), Afghanistan (2001), Iraq (2003), Syria (2011), Libya (2011), and who did so much to provoke Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The neocon track record is one of unmitigated disaster, yet Biden has staffed his team with neocons. As a result, Biden is steering Ukraine, the U.S. and the European Union towards yet another geopolitical debacle. If Europe has any insight, it will separate itself from these U.S. foreign policy debacles.
The neocon movement emerged in the 1970s around a group of public intellectuals, several of whom were influenced by University of Chicago political scientist Leo Strauss and Yale University classicist Donald Kagan. Neocon leaders included Norman Podhoretz, Irving Kristol, Paul Wolfowitz, Robert Kagan (son of Donald), Frederick Kagan (son of Donald), Victoria Nuland (wife of Robert), Elliott Cohen, Elliott Abrams and Kimberley Allen Kagan (wife of Frederick).
The main message of the neocons is that the U.S. must predominate in military power in every region of the world and must confront rising regional powers that could someday challenge U.S. global or regional dominance, most important Russia and China. For this purpose, U.S. military force should be pre-positioned in hundreds of military bases around the world and the U.S. should be prepared to lead wars of choice as necessary. The United Nations is to be used by the U.S. only when useful for U.S. purposes.
Wolfowitz Spelled It Out . . . .
Strength of Anti-Russian Propaganda Limits Public Calls to Block Weapons Shipments and End Doomed Ukraine War
by Dee Knight
Weapons Industry’s Investment in US Congress
April 26, 2018: Secretary of Defense James Mattis, left, shaking hands with Sen. James Inhofe — a top recipient of military industrial complex contributions — during a Senate Armed Services Committee meeting on the military budget. (DoD, Kathryn E. Holm)
by Jessica Corbett
Putin Extends Fast-Track Russian Citizenship to All Ukrainians
by Dave DeCamp
On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin extended a fast-track process to obtaining Russian citizenship for all Ukrainians.
A decree signed by Putin says residents of Ukraine and the breakaway Donbas republics “are entitled to appeal for admission to citizenship of the Russian Federation via simplified procedure.”
The Age of Self-Delusion
by Chris Hedges
Imperial Detritus: Henry Luce's Dream Comes Undone
by Andrew Bacevich
The reckless squandering of American power in recent decades suggests that those who preside over the American imperium are either stunningly incompetent or simply mad as hatters.
Boris Johnson & the UK Decline
by Craig Murray
All Empires end in ignominy. That of the United Kingdom is drawing to a close.
A century from now, the dominant historical narrative will be Chinese and Chinese historians will puzzle over how a prime minister, Boris Johnson, fell from office over a lie about what he knew of sexual harassment by a very junior member of his government.
Learned papers will be written over whether this was truly the cause, or whether the underlying socio-economic crisis caused by inflation and Brexit was the real determinant.
Chinese books (or their technological equivalent) will be written on the crisis of neoliberalism and how Western society reached unsustainable levels of concentration of capital and wealth inequality.
Acres have been written in the mainstream media about Johnson’s lying and personal immorality, but there is very little serious effort to understand why so many in society have been prepared to tolerate this. The answer is that neo-liberalism has succeeded in destroying societal values, to the extent that anti-social and even sociopathic behavior no longer appears peculiar.
In a society where authority condones, and constructs a system to enable, personal fortunes of $200 billion or more while millions of children in the same country are genuinely hungry and poorly housed, what values is the socio-political structure telling people to hold? What value is placed on empathy? Ruthless ambition and resource grabbing is applauded, encouraged and held up as the model to be followed.
More and more, you are either part of the elite or you are struggling.
“Regime Rotation” in the U.K.? Boris Johnson’s “Forced Resignation”
by Konrad Rękas
Is There a Price in Blood for British Foreign Policy?
Sept. 15, 2011: From left: French President Nicholas Sarkozy, National Transition Council Chairman Mustafa Abdul Jalil and U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron in Benghazi, Libya, after addressing a crowd in Liberty Square. (No. 10 Downing)
by Peter Oborne
The Empire Is Not Done Torturing Afghanistan
by Pepe Escobar
"The Cradel" -- Once upon a time, in a galaxy not far away, the Empire of Chaos launched the so-called “War on Terror” against an impoverished cemetery of empires at the crossroads of Central and South Asia.
In the name of national security, the land of the Afghans was bombed until the Pentagon ran out of targets, as their chief Donald Rumsfeld, addicted to “known unknowns,” complained at the time.
Operation ‘Enduring Captivity’
Civilian targets, also knows as “collateral damage,” was the norm for years. Multitudes had to flee to neighboring nations to find shelter, while tens of thousands were incarcerated for unknown reasons, some even dispatched to an illegal imperial gulag on a tropical island in the Caribbean.
War crimes were duly perpetrated – some of them denounced by an organization led by a sterling journalist who was subsequently subjected to years of psychological torture by the same Empire, obsessed with extraditing him into its own prison dystopia.
All the time, the smug, civilized ‘international community’ – shorthand for the collective west – was virtually deaf, dumb and blind. Afghanistan was occupied by over 40 nations – while repeatedly bombed and droned by the Empire, which suffered no condemnation for its aggression; no package after package of sanctions; no confiscation of hundreds of billions of dollars; no punishment at all.
The first casualty of war
BAR Book Forum: Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni’s Book, “Epistemic Freedom in Africa”
by Roberto Sirvent
An Open Letter to His Excellency, Mr. Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), President of Mexico, on the Renewal of the UN Occupation of Haiti
The United Nations occupation of Haiti under MINUSTAH and BINUH brought instability, violence, and even cholera to that nation. Signatories of an open letter to Mexico's president Lopez Obrador remind him that his support for regional self-determination means little if he spearheads renewal of the BINUH mandate.
U.S. Interference in Cuba on July 11, 2021
with Margaret Kimberley and Isaac Saney
The Black Alliance For Peace Denounces Biden Regime’s New Sanctions on Cuba and Stands with the Cuban People
How Cuba Is Eradicating Child Mortality and Banishing the Diseases of the Poor
A kindergarten student in Havana poses in a doctor costume (Photo: Enrique De La Osa/Reuters)
by Vijay Prashad
To move from 59 infant deaths out of every 1,000 live births to no infant deaths in the matter of a few decades is an extraordinary feat.
Ecuador's indigenous revolt against their neoliberal president
with Indigenous Leaders in Ecuador
Nicaragua Authorizes Entry of Russian Troops on Its Territory - Diálogo Américas
by Lorena Baires
The Daniel Ortega-Rosario Murillo regime has authorized Russian personnel, ships, and aircraft to enter Nicaragua from July 1 to December 31, 2022. The Russian troops will participate in humanitarian aid, military exercises, and operations against illicit activities on the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, the June 7 decree in the official Gazette indicated.
“The region has reason to feel threatened. Nicaragua bought offensive as opposed to defensive armament from the Russians. The 80 tanks that it acquired are perfectly suited for armed entry into any of the capitals of Central America,” former opposition lawmaker, lawyer, and political analyst Eliseo Núñez told Diálogo. “The Russians in Nicaragua, with conventional and technological military capabilities, are a danger to the region. We already see what is happening in Costa Rica with hackers blocking the internet […], who coincidentally are from Russia.”
The decree includes the entry of 80 Russian military personnel, on a rotating basis, to participate in “experience exchanges and conduct training in humanitarian aid operations” with the Nicaraguan Army’s Special Operations Command. Moreover, 50 additional troops will take part in security training, and another 50 Russian service members will exchange experiences “in tasks to confront and combat narcotrafficking and transnational organized crime,” the decree states.
Vicarious Zeal: Fighting to the Last Ukrainian
by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Nuland-Pyatt Tape Removed From YouTube After 8 Years
by Joe Lauria
The smoking gun proving U.S. involvement in the 2014 coup in Kiev has been removed from YouTube after eight years.
The two talk about “midwifing” the unconstitutional change of government and “gluing it together” and of the role then Vice President Joe Biden should play and what meetings to set up with Ukrainian politicians.
The U.S. State Department never denied the authenticity of the video, and even issued an apology to the European Union after Nuland is heard on the tape saying, “Fuck the E.U.” Mainstream media at the time focused almost exclusively on that off-color remark, ignoring the greater significance of U.S. interference in Ukraine’s internal affairs.
Nuland-Pyatt Video Restored to YouTube
The video, with more than 181,000 views, in which top U.S. officials in 2014 discuss changing the Ukrainian government, had been removed from YouTube after more than 8 years.
“The Assassination and Mrs. Paine”
by Edward Curtin
Human duplicity is a marvel to contemplate. This riveting documentary is an excellent example of such cunning in action, not on the part of the filmmaker who is eminently fair, perhaps overly so, but on the part of some of those who appear in the film. It demands that viewers use every skill in their possession to determine who is lying and who is telling the truth about the involvement of a woman named Ruth Paine (and her husband Michael) in the assassination of President Kennedy.
In many ways, it is akin to sitting in a jury box, listening to trial testimony from witnesses for the defense and prosecution and from a few whose slippery words seem meant to create uncertainty and never-ending debate about Paine’s innocence or guilt in the president’s murder.
The film will be an eye-opener for anyone unfamiliar with Mrs. Ruth Paine’s fundamental role at the heart of the president’s murder; and for those knowledgeable about her, it will be greeted as an important contribution to the case.
I believe it is not just a must-watch for those interested in JFK’s assassination, which is the key to all subsequent American history, but for anyone trying to unravel today’s tapestry of lies and propaganda spewing out from the mainstream media (MSM) that go by different names – CBS, ABC, the Washington Post, etc. – but all of whom speak for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The basic equation is: CIA = MSM.
John Bolton Admits He Helped Plan Foreign Coup Attempts
by Katabella Roberts
John Bolton Admits To Plotting Foreign Coups On CNN
with Jimmy Dore
John Bolton Admits To Plotting Foreign Coups On CNN
The Global NATO Alliance, the European Left, and the Crack in Everything
Thousands turned out to march for peace in Ukraine on February 6, 2022 in central London. (Photo: Kristian Buus/In Pictures via Getty Images)
by Joseph Gerson
The Democratic Party is unquestioningly supporting an endless proxy war and has been reluctant to press President Biden to prioritize a negotiated settlement to the war.
The Assassination of Abe
by James Corbett
The Abe Assassination – what we know (and don’t know) so far
Yesterday, former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe was attending a campaign event in the city of Nara when a man shot him twice in the back with a homemade shotgun.
Abe was rushed to hospital, still alive, but apparently “unresponsive”. A short while later he was declared dead.
Footage of the incident has been uploaded to various video platforms . . . .
The assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
with Alex Christoforou and Alexander Mercouris
Abe Shot: An Open Source Investigation
with James Corbett
Suppose the plan is to ASSASSINATE Joe Biden, and blame it on a "far right" patsy. . . .
by Mark Crispin Miller & Alex Jones
Then they can go after everybody's guns, and cancel the election—a fitting culmination of the fascist rollout that began in Dallas on 11/22/63. (Pass it on.)
Those who just laugh off this scenario, because it comes from Alex Jones, are all too likely not to question it, should it come true.
In any case, those of us who know enough to see it as entirely possible should spread the word, so that it doesn’t happen.
How UK’s Intelligence Services Target Dissident Academics
with Piers Robinson and David Miller
Dissident antiwar UK academics Piers Robinson and David Miller tell Max Blumenthal how they were targeted by the British intelligence services and its media proxies.
Biden Falsely Claims US Troops Aren’t Engaged in Combat in the Middle East
by Dave DeCamp
Mass Media: A History
with James Corbett
How Spooks and Establishment Journalists are Circling the Wagons
by Jonathan Cook
In the second of this two-part series, we examine why so many journalists are keen to cooperate with and parrot the key messages of the US and British intelligence agencies.
As US Funnels Money to Ukraine, Independent Media Faces Pressure to Parrot Official Narrative
with Amie Goodman and Joe Lauria
Meet the Ex-CIA Agents Deciding Facebook's Content Policy
by Alan Macleod
Germany criminalizes journalist for exposing Ukrainian war crimes
with Max Bmumenthal
Independent Donetsk-based journalist Alina Lipp of Germany speaks to Max Blumenthal about being prosecuted by the German state for violating new speech codes through her reporting in the breakaway Donetsk Republic. As the only German reporter on the ground in Donetsk, Lipp has exposed Ukrainian forces shelling civilians, attacking a maternity ward, mining harbors, and bombing a granary filled with corn for export. She faces three years in prison if she returns to her home country.
Mainstream Media Melts Down as ‘Defeat the Mandates DC’ Rally Overcomes Political Divides
by Dan Cohen
We Must Band Together in this Age of Repression: Abby Martin on Resistance and the Role of CovertAction Magazine
with Abby Martin
Masking Returns Despite The Science, Illegal EUA & Zelensky Arrests Opponents/Shuts Down All Media
with Ryan Cristián
How to make sure you go home and not to jail—A civil rights attorney shares the ugly truth
by Taya Graham
Prison in Plain Sight: Visualizing the Economic Veins That Fuel Our Carceral Reality
The prison system links corporate interests, the military industrial complex, and policing into a web of oppression impacting more than 2 million people in this country. The Mapping Project reports on incarceration in Massachusetts.
“The explicit function of prison is to
separate people from society, and this costs money”
- Ruth Wilson Gilmore
The contemporary US prison system incarcerates people — largely Black, Native, Latinx, disabled, and working-class and poor folks — and hides them from society for years, decades, or lifetimes. This is true across the United States generally and in Massachusetts, specifically. These days, when discussing the case against incarceration and the prison system, there are a few different arguments one tends to hear: (1) the first is that incarceration is immoral and reprehensible in both its conditions and treatment of incarcerated people; (2) a second, appealing to economists and technocratic policymakers, argues that prisons are a drain on taxpayer dollars and the money wasted there would be better spent on social services and alternatives; (3) another argument that centers racialization is that the prison system is a direct continuation of chattel slavey, chain gangs, and Jim Crow forced labor; (4) a final common refrain is that degenerate investors in private prisons and detention centers, as well as other perpetrators of gross injustice live off of turning prison labor into private profit.
All these arguments are valid, but all too often, we hear just one or two in isolation in efforts to appeal to the conscience or purse strings of varying sectors of the liberal political establishment. For example, much outcry has been made recently about the inhumanity of prison labor, especially at prisons like Angola in Louisiana , where conditions resemble the days of chain gangs or chattel slavery. Nonetheless, focusing on such spectacular cases obscures the reality of abuse and exploitation inherent in the entire prison system, which is itself just one dimension of capitalist-imperialist-patriarchal domination.
Trauma and Teaching Writing in Prison
with Chris Hedges
Activism, Uncensored: Akron Explodes in Protest After Police Killing
by Ford Fischer and Matt Taibbi
When the concept of bodycams was introduced, a lot of people thought it would be panacea, leading either to the end of police brutality or the easy weeding-out of bad actors. One might remember Barack Obama asking for $263 million for bodycams in the wake of Ferguson, saying police shootings were a “national problem” and he was committed to rolling back a “militarized culture.”
Police and community activists alike were skeptical. Footage, we were told, would mysteriously disappear, or would be edited to leave out key context (both police unions and activists talked about this). All of these problems are present in the story described by Ford Fischer’s News2Share crew in Akron, Ohio, involving the police shooting of 25-year-old Jayland Walker and the protests in the city afterward.
Akron, Ohio Declares State of Emergency After the Police Execution of Jayland Walker
by Abayomi Azikiwe
Protests have continued in Akron, Ohio after the June 27 police killing of Jayland Walker, 25, who had 90 bullets fired at him by officers, 60 of those rounds struck the victim.
After the release of a police video of the shooting of Walker, who was unarmed, people poured into the streets to demand justice for the African American motorist.
Police claimed that Walker had fired at them during a chase, however, he was not carrying any firearm when he was struck down in the hail of bullets fired by Akron police. The police later claimed they discovered a handgun in Walker’s vehicle after he had already been executed.
This incident represents a continuation of police violence directed towards African Americans across the United States. More than two years since the brutal police killings of Breonna Taylor in Louisville and George Floyd in Minneapolis along with the lynching of Ahmaud Arbery by vigilantes in Brunswick, Georgia, the various law-enforcement agencies have been given even more resources by the federal government to carry out their brutal treatment of Black and People of Color Communities.
In fact, Democratic President Joe Biden has repudiated the demand which grew out of the mass demonstrations of 2020 to defund the police. Biden went out of his way during his State of the Union Address earlier in the year to call for more resources being turned over to the police. Substantial amounts of funds which were ostensibly allocated by the U.S. Congress to address the socioeconomic crisis stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, have been turned over to law-enforcement departments around the country.
Akron is a city of 197,000 people, the fifth largest municipality in the state of Ohio within a broader metropolitan area with a population of 703,000, which also encompasses Cleveland and Canton. Once known as the rubber capital of the world due to the role of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, since 1960, Akron as a municipality has lost approximately 100,000 residents. 31.5% of the people living in Akron are African Americans
FBI Still Targets Black People for Entrapment
by Margaret Kimberley
The COINTELPRO era never ended, as Black people bear the brunt of FBI surveillance. The war on terror gave a new rationale for using paid informants to entrap Black people. Romeo Langhorne is the latest victim of a government created crime.
Romeo Langhorne is the latest victim of an FBI phony terror entrapment scheme. On July 7, 2022 he was sentenced to 20 years in prison for uploading a bomb making video. Langhorne didn’t make a bomb. He uploaded a video while under the direction of an FBI informant. The video had in fact been produced by the government.
More than 20 years after September 11, 2001 Americans are still being told that they are at risk of terrorist attacks. The color coded risk assessments, NSA surveillance of all electronic and internet activity continues. The threat of terror attacks is the justification for encroaching on civil liberties and phony terror schemes concocted by informants still get headlines and give legitimacy to the continued violations of our rights.
Langhorne is a 32-year old Black man who was diagnosed with schizophrenia. He fits the description of nearly every person whom the FBI has speciously claimed to be a terrorist in the past 20 years. They are Black Americans, Muslims from this country or immigrants who are often vulnerable economically or emotionally. The list of people who were said to have planned acts of terror are victims of intimidation and entrapment from informers who are the ones who lead them to commit the act for which they are convicted.
In this case Langhorne pleaded guilty to “probably at some point” pledging allegiance to ISIS. The plea is meaningless when no one is ever acquitted. Pleading guilty in this case gets a 20-year sentence, taking the chance of pleading innocent when the prosecutorial deck is stacked against the defendant means risking many more years in prison when the inevitable guilty verdict is reached.
John Leombruno, Langhorne’s attorney described the scenario which occurs in most terrorism prosecutions, "Acting in an undercover capacity, they initiated conversations with Mr. Langhorne and incited the production of a video that would inform individuals on how to make an explosive…To make certain that a prosecution of the defendant would occur, the government produced the actual video in question (and), circled back to Mr. Langhorne when the interactions and conversations between them grew cold."
Langhorne shares the same fate with music Tarik Shah, the Liberty City Seven, and the Newburgh Four. All were targeted by FBI informants. In the case of the Liberty City Seven no crime was committed and the Newburgh Four supposed bombing plot was led by the informant, who created the crime himself.
Little has changed since this Black Agenda Report commentary in 2010, which stated that the true purpose of these entrapments is, “... to terrify the American public, so that they will surrender their civil liberties – possibly the greatest extortion scheme in U.S. history.” Of course Black targets are the most useful, as they always “fit the profile” when some wrong doing is being concocted.
In the wake of the September 11 attacks, congress passed the Patriot Act, far reaching legislation that has impacted civil liberties ever since. At the time it was said to be temporary, yet it has been renewed like clockwork, without opposition or even minimal questioning from members of congress or the corporate media.
Langhorne was under surveillance from 2014 until his arrest in 2019. We see the usual hyperbolic claims of terroristic intent along with vague assertions of pledges to ISIS or another organization. In all these years there have been no Jihadist terror events in the U.S. Plots are produced by paid snitches and the wheels of injustice grind on and on.
Giving “material support” is a catch all phrase which can mean anything that prosecutors want. Any statement can be called a pledge of support to ISIS. The end result is that of the 979 terror charges filed since September 11 only 7 individuals have not gone to jail. A guilty plea in cases such as these proves absolutely nothing.
Richard Wolff on China, debt, and European socialism
with Richard Wolff
Prof Richard Wolff spoke with Community Church of Boston on 4/4/21. Richard D. Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University, NYC. He is the founder of Democracy at Work and host of their nationally syndicated show Economic Update. His latest book is The Sickness is the System: When Capitalism Fails to Save Us from Pandemics or Itself, which is now also available as an eBook. It can be found along with his other books Understanding Socialism and Understanding Marxism at www.democracyatwork.info.
Economy Expert Explains the Impending ‘Polycrisis of Doom’
by Adam Tooze, a financial crisis historian and director of the European Institute at Columbia University, reviews and explains what he calls the impending "polycrisis of doom" — a perfect storm of global socioeconomic influences that signal trouble ahead.
News from Underground, by Mark Crispin Miller
In memory of those who “died suddenly” in the United States and worldwide, June 28-July 4, 2022
Actors in Mexico, Switzerland and India, two Hong Kong filmmakers, a TV gardener in Ireland, government ministers in Nigeria, Japan and Indonesia, and—as usual—a shocking number of Italians
“U.S. traffic deaths soar to highest total in 16 years” (but don't expect the government, or media, to tell us WHY)
by Mark Crispin Miller
Drivers worldwide have been "suffering medical episodes" that turn them, and their vehicles, into deadly weapons+
“Some day, NOBODY will read the New York Times” (except the lawyers and historians investigating its complicity in crimes against humanity)
by Mark Crispin Miller
Those interested in knowing more about that heinous propaganda rag should read Greg Maybury's recent two-part takedown, along with Ashley Rindsberg's book The Gray Lady Winked (2021)
Mint Press News – Our Cartoonist
by Carlos Latuff
This Week in the New Normal #37
Our successor to This Week in the Guardian, This Week in the New Normal is our weekly chart of the progress of autocracy, authoritarianism and economic restructuring around the world.
Selected Articles: What the Leaked EMA Emails and Docs Reveal: Major Concerns with Pfizer C-19 Vaccine Batch Integrity and the Race to Authorize – Archives, July 13, 2022
by Global Research
Podcasts Archive with Max Blumenthal
On the proper function of government
by Robert W Malone MD, MS
News Updates From CLG
7 July 2022
by Mark Crispin Miller
In memory of those who ‘died suddenly’ in Indonesia, July 5-July 11
by Mark Crispin Miller
The artist Dicky Typhoon (26), and a dancer, a cab driver, a politician, a policeman and a pilgrim (dead after falling into a canal beside the mosque) are among those "unexpectedly" departed
by Mark Crispin Miller
Godfather star James Caan and "Sopranos" stalwart Tony Sirico; five policemen (and a firefighter); three student athletes (and two coaches); a "January 6" defendant (and two enlisted men), and more
Children’s Health Defense – July 14, 2022
“1 in 30 U.S. Kids Diagnosed With Autism in 2020 — What’s Behind the Surge?”
by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Jimmy Dore: “It's All BULLSH*T”
with Russell Brand and Jimmy Dore
Defense Secretary Punished For Telling Truth About Ukraine
with Jimmy Dore
"Terror Threat? US Supremes 'Should Never Know Peace Again'"
with Ron Paul
An instructor at the Harvard Law School has Tweeted a threat against the US Supreme Court over its recent overturning of Roe v. Wade: the Justices should "never know peace again." Twitter has taken no action against the threat. Why? Also today: As the US Army faces unprecedented recruitment challenges, today it kicks out 60,000 soldiers...for refusing the Covid shot! Finally: Newsom presides over the worst schools in the nation...so he goes to Washington for an education award! Make sense?
“What a rebellion actually looks like"
by Robert W Malone MD, Ms
European Parliament Member Spews Fire Condemning NATO
with Jimmy Dore
News From Underground - July 15, 2022
by Mark Crispin Miller
1. Hit the deck: DoD inviting mercenaries and corporate armies to "Industry Engagement Day" by Mark Crispin Miller (14 Jul 2022 12:27 EDT)
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Your tax dollars at work (against you)—as this stupefying press release suggests:
2. Zelensky demands another $9 billion A MONTH "to survive" by Mark Crispin Miller (14 Jul 2022 14:55 EDT)
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Please, someone tell him to fuck off.
Where is all of the money going?
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Credit Crisis: Zelensky government demands another $9 billion a month ‘to survive,' almost doubling previous requestOnly a few weeks ago, he claimed that Kiev needs "about $ 5 billion a month."
In less than a month, Ukraine’s claimed budget deficit has somehow increased by 80 percent, leading to the possibility that the Ukrainian government is in dire financial straits.
The country’s notoriously corrupt political bureaucracy is disappearing cash at such a fast rate that it may lead to a catastrophic event for the government in Kiev.
On Monday, The Dossier reported on the continuing economic and battlefield losses unfolding for the regime in Kiev, projecting that the Russia-Ukraine war may come to a conclusion sooner than many credentialed foreign policy analysts expect.
Current Thing chaos: Biden sanctions collapse, as Ukraine piles up losses & hemorrhages cash
What was once the Current Thing has become a massive liability. Europe is staring down the potential for a continental “Dark Winter,” and as each month passes, fewer countries aligned with the Biden Administration seem willing to maintain the appetite for perpetual warfare over who gets to control Ukraine…
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3. US "public health" agencies are NOT "following the science," says scientists and doctors IN THOSE AGENCIES by Mark Crispin Miller (14 Jul 2022 19:01 EDT)
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U.S. Public Health Agencies Aren't ‘Following the Science,’ Officials Say‘People are getting bad advice and we can’t say anything.'
4.The "polio virus" was a big SCAM by the Rockefeller Institute by Mark Crispin Miller (14 Jul 2022 19:04 EDT)
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Toxicology vs Virology: The Rockefeller Institute and the Criminal Polio Fraud
By F. William Engdahl
Global Research, July 14, 2022
Theme: History, Science and Medicine
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One of the outcomes of the alleged new SARS Covid virus that publicly emerged in 2019 is that the medical specialization of virology has been raised to a stature almost Godlike in the media. Few understand the origins of virology and its elevation into a leading role in today’s medicine practice. For this we need to look at the origins and politics of America’s first medical research institute, the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, today Rockefeller University, and their work on what they claimed was a polio virus.
In 1907 an outbreak of a sickness in New York City gave the director of the Rockefeller Institute, Simon Flexner, MD, a golden opportunity to lay claim to discovery of an invisible “virus” caused by what was arbitrarily called poliomyelitis. The word poliomyelitis simply means inflammation of the spinal cord’s grey matter. There were some 2,500 New Yorkers, mostly children, designated with some form of poliomyelitis, including paralysis and even death, that year.
The most striking aspect of the entire polio saga in the USA during the first half of the 20th Century was the fact that every key phase of the business was controlled by people tied to what became the Rockefeller medical cabal. This fraud started with claims by the Director of the Rockefeller Institute, Simon Flexner, that he and his colleague, Paul A. Lewis, had “isolated” a pathogen, invisible to the eye, smaller even than bacteria, which they claimed caused the paralyzing sickness in a series of outbreaks in the US. How did they come to this idea?
In a paper published in 1909 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Flexner claimed he and Lewis had isolated the poliomyelitis virus responsible. He reported they had successfully “passaged” poliomyelitis through several monkeys, from monkey to monkey. They began by injecting diseased human spinal cord tissue of a young boy who had died, presumably from the virus, into the brains of monkeys. After a monkey fell ill, a suspension of its diseased spinal cord tissue was injected into the brains of other monkeys who also fell ill.
They proclaimed that the Rockefeller Institute doctors had thus proven poliomyelitis virus causality for the mysterious disease. They hadn’t done anything of the sort. Flexner and Lewis even admitted that:
“We failed utterly to discover bacteria, either in film preparations or in cultures, that could account for the disease; and, since among our long series of propagations of the virus in monkeys not one animal showed, in the lesions, the cocci described by some previous investigators, and we had failed to obtain any such bacteria from the human material studied by us, we felt that they could be excluded from consideration.”
What they then did was to make a bizarre supposition, a leap of faith, not a scientific claim. They took their hypothesis of viral exogenous agency and made it fact, with no proof whatever. They asserted: “Therefore, …the infecting agent of epidemic poliomyelitis belongs to the class of the minute and filterable viruses that have not thus far been demonstrated with certainty under the microscope.“ Therefore?
Simon Flexner simply asserted it “must” be a polio virus killing the monkeys, because they could find no other explanation. In fact he did not look for another source of the illnesses. This was not scientific isolation. It was wild speculation: “…not thus far been demonstrated with certainty under the microscope.” They admitted this in a December 18, 1909 follow up in JAMA, titled, THE NATURE OF THE VIRUS OF EPIDEMIC POLIOMYELITIS.
5."The mortality is now almost entirely in highly vaccinated people," notes Dr. Harvey Risch by Mark Crispin Miller (14 Jul 2022 19:41 EDT)
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