Crimes Against Humanity
A few years ago at a retreat I was outlining the dark side of the triumphalist mythology of progress. A man raised his hand and shared the following story. “When I was a boy in the early 1960s,” he said, “my father took me aside one day and said, ‘Son, we are living at the greatest moment of the greatest nation ever to exist on this earth. Anything is possible.’”
The man said this made a deep impression on him and asked, “Surely it can’t be all that bad. Surely there must be room in your narrative for the truth in what my father told me.”
I considered. “Yes,” I said, “there is truth in it. Even in full cognizance of the horror that accompanied the American version of the story of progress, the genocide, the ecocide, the slavery, the oppression, some of which was still ongoing in 1962 when your father spoke to you, still an ideal showed itself to us, never more visibly than at that historical moment. Yes, Jim Crow and the destruction of native culture and global imperialism and industrial pollution operated in full force, yet there was good cause for optimism. The civil rights movement was gathering steam, as was the environmental movement. We had an anti-imperialist, pro-civil rights President. One could reasonably believe that the ideals of freedom, democracy, liberty, and opportunity would soon bring light to the remaining shadowy corners of the American Dream.”
More recently I told my father this story. Dad was born in 1940, and he knew what the man’s father was talking about. A wistful look came over him, followed by an expression of pain, an old anger turned to grief not fully resolved. He told me, “Yes, and I remember the day it turned dark. It was November twenty-second, 1963.”
That, of course, was the day of John F. Kennedy’s assassination.
The Kennedy assassination was more than an historical event. It was a mythic event, a psychic event that reshaped the constituent archetypes of the modern world. Nearly sixty years later, the grief still abides in my father; I too feel inexplicably stricken when I watch the video of the assassination. My father, my country, and to some extent the world, has not yet fully come to terms with it. It is like a radioactive pellet lodged inside the body politic, generating an endlessly metastasizing cancer that no one has been able to trace to its source.
The Kennedy assassination(s) was the mother of all conspiracy theories; in fact, the very term “conspiracy theory” was coined by CIA operatives inside the media in order to discredit doubters of the official story. Many present-day conspiracy theories embed the Kennedy assassinations within a larger mythology; it is an integral structural element. That doesn’t mean that the truth of a particular Kennedy conspiracy theory entails the truth of any of these larger conspiracy theories. It does mean that without the JFK assassination and cover-up, most of these other theories would not have been born.
Yes, I take as a given that there was a conspiracy to kill John F. Kennedy. Kennedy had alienated vast sectors of the military establishment, top corporations, and the intelligence services. He tabled discussions pushed by CIA head Allen Dulles and Air Force chief Curtis LeMay to launch a surprise nuclear attack on the Soviet Union. He had refused to follow up the Bay of Pigs with a full-scale military invasion. He had defied the entire Joint Chiefs of Staff when they urged him to bomb Russian missile installations in Cuba (assuring him, falsely, that they had no nuclear warheads present there. Had he followed their advice, none of us would be here today.) He refused to invade Laos and, shortly before his death, issued orders to pull military advisers out of Vietnam. He fired Allen Dulles along with other CIA honchos like Richard Bissell (the architect of the assassinations of anti-colonial Third World leaders in Guatemala, Iran, the Congo, and elsewhere) and vowed in 1962 to “shatter the CIA into a thousand pieces and scatter it to the winds.” Through these actions, he made bitter enemies throughout military and intelligence institutions.1
The putative assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, was a CIA asset who fake-defected to the USSR and returned; rather than being punished in that era of McCarthyism he was welcomed back to the United States. Two weeks before the assassination in Dallas, another assassination attempt was foiled in Chicago that bore remarkable similarities to the one that succeeded in Dallas. Oswald’s statements to the police were neither recorded nor transcribed. Before Oswald had a chance to make any public statements or be arraigned in court of law, he himself was assassinated at Dallas police headquarters by Jack Ruby, a mafia-connected nightclub owner. The Warren Commission set up to investigate the assassination included many of Kennedy’s opponents, including Dulles himself, and failed to follow many leads that pointed to more than one sniper.
Arguments that Kennedy’s assassination was coordinated by the CIA and other political factions has filled many books. Maybe there is no conclusive proof (although it is hard to say what conclusive proof of a cover-up would look like, now that all the main actors are long dead and any archival information can be labeled a fake). The circumstances are extremely suspicious though, so suspicious that I would like to argue: the American public never truly believed the story.
A large minority rejected the official story outright, but the majority, my father included, pretended and professed to believe it. But in their heart of hearts they did not believe. As well they should not have—on the face of it, the story beggars belief. I mean, come on. The whole thing just doesn’t add up. However, to reject the official story would have required accepting something so monstrous and so utterly contrary to the story of America that few people could withstand the shattering cognitive dissonance that would have followed. In most people’s eyes, the CIA and the military-industrial establishment were still heroes. They broke the codes that led to the defeat of the Nazis and the Japanese. They were fighting against the specter of communism. For them to kill a President, a war hero, was unthinkable. It contradicted the entire story of America, land of the free, beacon of democracy, exemplar for the world.
That is why we the people swallowed the lie. What followed was inevitable, just as in any relationship where a lie festers. On the one hand, it sets a precedent for the acceptance of more lies; at the same, real trust is impossible so long as the lie remains in place. The one lied to develops all kinds of suspicions that, while perhaps not factual, carry the essential truth that she is being deceived. So it is with conspiracy theories today. Certainly most are objectively false (after all, they broadly contradict each other), but also they are all true in their basic motif. They give voice to a profound alienation, an endemic and well-deserved distrust of authority. Today huge numbers of people believe the election was stolen, that the vaccines are a deliberate depopulation scheme, even that the moon landing was fake, the earth is flat, and Santa Claus is a hoax. The monstrous act of deception that was November 22, 1963 makes all of these a lot more plausible, suggesting, “They are capable of anything.”
The JFK assassination was by no means the first deception perpetrated by the American establishment upon its people, but nothing before it was as brazen or as total.2 It was in fact a coup, and we have been living under the regime it installed ever since. That doesn’t mean Kennedy’s successors were conscious of being figureheads; rather, the deep state had gained permanent control of the apparatus of government. It could, though imperfectly, winnow out leaders too far at odds with its goals and pressure others to conform. Over the next few years it consolidated its victory, removing first JFK’s brother and leading presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, and then Dr. Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, anti-imperialists who posed a threat far beyond challenging white supremacy.3
The beneficiaries of the coup included not only the military-industrial complex, but every institution whose profits and power were held in check by democracy. The core of democracy was dead and soon its necrosis spread to outer organs such as regulatory agencies. To varying degrees, all became captives of industry over the ensuing decades. Ever since the New Deal, government had enjoyed wide respect among the public—my grandfather took pride in paying his taxes. A majority saw government as their friend, on their side, protecting them from moneyed interests. It wasn’t only the Kennedy assassination and cover-up that changed that; it was also the ensuing takeover of government by corporate and other undemocratic interests.
Not only did the JFK assassination and cover-up irremediably damage public trust in government, it also corrupted government’s attitude toward the public. The Roman historian Tacitus wrote, “It is a principle of nature to hate those whom you have injured..” By the same token, it is a principle of nature to despise those one has deceived. Naive intuition sees it the other way around: you wouldn’t deceive someone if you respected them, right? But it is just as much the reverse. The JFK affair opened a gulf between people and government that no bridge can span. It was the death of America—the America of a government “of the people, by the people, and for the people.” People and government are now separate. The political class, interlocked with other elites, is a class unto itself, deploying propaganda, PR, psychology, “messaging,” spin, hype, “optics,” “narrative” and all kinds of manipulation on a population it holds in, at best, patronizing contempt: unruly schoolchildren who must be managed, surveilled, tracked, locked up, and locked down for their own good.
What can we do now? If the radioactive pellet of the JFK assassination and cover-up is the source of so much illness, what would it take to remove the pellet? It would take Disclosure.
I capitalize the word Disclosure in order to name it as an archetype. It reverberates throughout the conspiracy metaverse as the defining moment of victory, when the nefarious world-controlling powers surrender their most potent weapon: secrecy. The alpha of evil is always secrecy. Whether it is the secrets we keep from ourselves, or the secrets government keeps from the people, it is in their gloom that evil thrives. (Why? Because human beings are fundamentally compassionate. Evil must be somehow hidden—behind euphemisms, ideologies, justifications, or secrets.) The way to undo the effects of a lie is to reveal it. That is how to remove the pellet and clean the wound.
Lies tend to grow over time as further lies are required to maintain the original. Disclosure, then, has revolutionary implications, since revelation of the keystone lie will lead to the crumbling of the entire edifice of lies built around it. Which of the embedding conspiracy myths will be verified as we follow each cancerous filament to one tumor after another? I have no idea. Some may prove valid; the vast majority will fall away as honesty and transparency rob speculation of its fuel.
The biggest crisis facing society today is a crisis of communication; it is the division of society into mutually exclusive cults; it is the splintering of reality into disjoint shards. The groups that form around conspiracy theories are no more cult-like than mainstream belief groups. Exclusionary, punishing of dissent, trapped in their own reality bubbles, they are among the poisonous fruits of the distrust sown in 1963. That act of deception has indeed metastasized. Therefore, Disclosure will dispel not only the conspiracy theories but perhaps also the mainstream cultic trance that keeps society polarized. Of course we may still have serious disagreements, but the pitch of the playing field toward distrust will have been reversed. Disclosure, even after all these decades, will have a healing impact on society far beyond the resolution of an historical dispute.
America today is riven with division. Division, misunderstanding, and suspicion are inevitable when lies saturates the air we breathe. Human beings naturally trust authority—in a healthy society, those who have earned respect are the ones who rise to authority. When it betrays us, we lost not only trust in government but the very instinct of trust. In the post-WWII era, we had faith in ourselves as a people that cut across political divisions. The Story of the People was strong. Today it is in shreds. To fulfill the possibility of greatness that was so visible in 1962, we need to come together, both around traditional American ideals that, though never universally applied,were very much alive post WWII, and also a new story of peace and healing. Disclosure would be a huge step in establishing the trust necessary for such a coming together.
How will Disclosure come about? It requires a push and a pull. The push is from journalists, artists, and citizens who have ceased to tolerate their own pretense of belief. They no longer swallow obvious lies. They demand authenticity. They refuse the patron’s bribes and no longer cower before his threats. Then it becomes harder and harder to hold the lies together, and the urge intensifies among the secret-keepers to break ranks.
The pull, exerted on the secret-keepers (those who know that they know, and those who facilitate them without knowing that they know), comes from the world that Kennedy strove for, the America the man’s father invoked, a place that never truly was but that yet might be. He wasn’t seeing nothing. He was seeing a real future that shone into early 1960s America. It is still available. The damage can be reversed. The pull of that future on even the most jaded heart opens a portal to courage. And make no mistake, it takes courage to break ranks. Others will follow you. You know who you are. It is time.
Much of the above comes from the book JFK and the Unspeakable, by James W. Douglass.2
Yes, I am aware of theories, purveyed mostly on anti-Semitic websites, that hold that Presidents Lincoln and McKinley were assassinated to uphold the interests of hidden elites. They seem far-fetched to me (McKinley after all was funded by J.P. Morgan) and arise through a process of back-formation, extrapolating backward from JFK to embed that assassination in a larger mythology.3
The evidence that RFK’s assassination was also not a matter of a crazed lone gunman (yet another one!) is less abundant than that for JFK; nonetheless glaring circumstantial anomalies should at a minimum give us pause. (For example, all bullets from Sirhan Sirhan’s gun were recovered in the walls of the hotel where RFK was shot; he fired across a steam table, yet RFK’s wounds were inflicted from behind at point-blank range; the hotel had hired a new security guard with intelligence connections two days earlier who was standing right behind RFK and who disappeared promptly thereafter, Sirhan seemed to have no recollection of the event and protests his innocence to this day, etc.) As for Dr. King, if his assassination wasn’t directly planned by the FBI, that organization certainly deliberately incited it.
~~> Take that Job and Shove It!
Want to get a grip on the mass exodus from the labor market? Why have so many human resources bailed out? Look no further than the Toilet Paper War of 2020. That one event that attracted photojournalists like flies to shit was a widely anticipated signal that we are collectively at or near Shit Hits the Fan, that apocalyptic moment when, if one is not adequately prepared, death will do its very best to cull the herd and you with it.
~~> Totalitarianism is the Ultimate Too Big To Fail
Whether Fascism or Communism or Feudalism, or any other convenient terminology, when governments and societies are overcome by centralized dictatorial powers, they become totalitarian which is to say “The people not in power have no rights.”
Now, today, we are experiencing a population practically begging to be taken care of by anybody or anything. A king perhaps. Or a dictator — preferably a benevolent dictator.
Too many American people just do not want to have to make decisions that can severely impact their and/or their children’s lives. It takes too much work / effort to keep up with the goings-on. Much easier to “trust” those that are supposed to be trustworthy.
Like doctors who trust public health officials who trust government officials ~~> to not have agendas that interfere with the health we are trusting them to protect.
~~> Governments as Drug Pushers
“Back in the day” we trusted our local drug dealers even though we had no idea who they were trusting to supply whatever the drug of the moment really was. We had to become connoisseurs of our favorite recreational drugs, which is to say … experienced enough to be able to say “Yeah, that was acid or mescaline or psilocybin or MDMA or PCP or speed.”
Notice the after the fact in our assessments.
Here we are again, right now, with about half the population trusting their drug pushing felons fast-tracking something claimed to be vaccines — ahem, safe and effective vaccines — when they are obviously, now, anything but safe and barely effective for some.
Where are the Drug Czars when we really need them?
~~> BLACK FRIDAY
Imagine if you will what Black Friday, something I have never been infected by, will be like, given the growing shortage of christmassy things floating aimlessly on San Pedro Bay, and the TP Riots of 2020. Ooee, could be a newsbreaker.
~~> The Downfall of Virology
Is the entire science of virology based upon a sleight of hand myth? Apparently, no infectious virus has ever been isolated, injected into a healthy guinea pig, human or otherwise, and successfully infected, which is to say Made sick. It is only when the too small to accurately particle of stuff — i.e. waster products — is injected in animals that anything happens at all. AND to help the mythical science along, virologists ascribe to the latest version of a virus a variety of symptoms that are common to other “diseases”.
Let’s not forget that in order for virology to gain any kind of credence it had to change the definition make up a whole new set of criteria — a huge step down from the established proof of infectiousness — to make room for the invisible thingsmajig referred to as virus.
Now, today, with all things CV-19 we see a plethora of medical research terms redefined to “fit” the computer generated “virus’ so that it appears to be real. “Cases” comes to mind.
from Okanagan Okanogan
To look at the water is to look into the mind. Really. Look.
Sure, sure, sure, sure, sure, it’s Dihydrogen Oxide in a liquid state, with some weeds growing in it, lightly undulating with waves refracting the clouds and the smokey summer sky, of course…
… but you are seeing this image through humanly-created technology presenting it to your eye, which processes it and passes it to your brain, which processes it some more…
… and all of that is what you see: water, weeds, waves, light, and your eye, and your mind, millions of years deep. Oh, and a damselfly.
Contemporary Western culture has built a narrative out of this mix, one in which the self, an electrical field resonating from the connections of the cells of the brain, uses eyes as tools to see an objective reality; anything other than this objective reality is called an emotion or a projection, or even (and this one is quite popular) an image-processing error.
To craft this story, one has to accept that one is not of the world. The whole scheme was created to give an objective measure to subjective information, so that real effects could be separated from imagined ones. It has proven to be a powerful tool and has enriched us all. It was never, however, the purpose of the tool to replace human bodies, and it should never have been the purpose of the tool to ignore the eye, which only delivers to the brain what the human eye sees.
What it sees is the world, the body, and the mind, all at once.
The possibility of being able to read oneself by reading the water remains strong. Just as scientific method is an objective measure, so is the eye.
Some creatures, such as the loon below, have a different relationship to this self, and although they live in the objective Earth, dive into the human eye and emerge from it again. They carry messages. These messages have no words, but our bodies know them, and recognize them. “I love loons,” we might say, or “what beautiful birds,” or “what an experience!” Whatever we say, it is separate from the primary communication, which the eye, the mind and the body read. It is not an experience of language.
Let’s not think that these are just watery effects, rising from the watery eye’s affinity for water, or the way that light reflects off it, but not completely, a pretty attractive mix for a visually-dominant species. It happens with the aspen tree below, too. It too is within the mind and the eye and the conversation between them as it is in the material world.
This autumn wasp as well.
And this blob of basalt.
They are all body, mind and thought lying about in the world, as well as water, weeds, trees, loon, flower, wasp and stone. At the beginning of the modern tradition, scientific thought set the body, mind and thought aside and concentrated on what it could prove, hoping the rest would follow under the guidance of artistic, philosophical and spiritual people willing to debate that kind of thing. Unfortunately, they were asked to do so within strict boundaries of art, philosophy and religion and kind of got locked into boxes. Fortunately, our ancestors created two words for what we call the Earth. One is “world”, a space of revolving energy, where humans can live, a combined physical-and-social space that also means “universe”, and the other is “earth”, the stuff of land, what you plow to sow grain. They are two forms of a third word we also know well, “energy”, the “er” of which gives them the outpouring of water from a well, the run of a river, the whirr of a world, and earth itself, all at once. So, look again at the basalt above. It is this whirl of energy, and this well. That it is in the shape of a human head, however crudely, is what my eye was observing. Take a look at our water again …
That’s that energy. It is, quite literally, the world. It is time to start re-membering and re-minding that world.
All images from Big Bar Lake, in the heart of the Stswecem’c Xgat’tem illahie.
by phil denniston via Peak Prosperity Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 7:27 AM
Part I: Evisceration of America as we knew it.
One big question perplexing all thinking Americans today: Who’s in charge of the executive branch of government?
No one conceivably thinks Joe Biden is calling shots. Kamala Harris – handpicked as successor – must have proven completely unmanageable. Otherwise, why let Sleepy Joe remain the frontman?
As Chris Martenson has alluded, perhaps that’s part of the psyops…
Our confidence, our trust in American leadership is all but extinguished simply by their actions – Afghanistan, vaccine mandates, inflation, shortages, critical race theory in schools, labeling concerned parents as domestic terrorists – that confidence would be lost no matter the face.
But what could cause more disillusionment, more anxiety, a total crisis of our own identity, than leaving this broken, fumbling, demented old man in the Office of the Presidency?
Meanwhile, Kamala is permitted only to tweet, mostly around two themes-
Tax the rich, and Build Back Better.
Ahh, tax “the rich”, the familiar old lie politicians roll around in (like pigs in slop), sticking it to small business owners and career professionals with ever higher income tax.
The super-rich who pull the strings didn’t get that way filing W-2s.
It’s all a giant puppet show, and while it always has been – at least since the assassination of an unmanageable, principled, peace-loving JFK – now it’s in plain, unmistakable sight.
The front men are, well, just that.
So, who’s in charge?
There are competing factions, no doubt. Every TLA (three-letter acronym) of the Deep State does its own bidding first, but there’s a common theme emanating not only from the Biden Administration, but world leaders managing the dystopian, lockdown, COVID-crisis-countries in the “West”.
That theme, of course, is Build Back Better. Bureaucrats and technocrats alike sing the chorus, a slogan popularized by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and their Great Reset agenda-https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/s89HTxNeuok?feature=oembed&enablejsapi=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.peakprosperity.com&iv_load_policy=3&modestbranding=1&rel=0&autohide=1&playsinline=0&autoplay=0
As a thought experiment, let’s say WEF is pulling the strings. What kind of world would we expect to see? What would America look like? Does that resemble the one that we have now?
And if so, where will it go next?
In his book, COVID 19: The Great Reset, supervillain and WEF Founder & Chairman Klaus Schwab reveals his cards. Clearly drooling, here was his July 2020 take on the COVID opportunity-
“The spread of infectious diseases has a unique ability to fuel fear, anxiety and mass hysteria. In so doing… it also challenges our social cohesion and collective capacity to manage a crisis. Epidemics are by nature divisive and traumatizing. What we are fighting against is invisible; our family, friends and neighbors may all become sources of infection; those everyday rituals that we cherish, like meeting a friend in a public place, may become a vehicle for transmission; and the authorities that try to keep us safe by enforcing confinement measures are often perceived as agents of oppression. Throughout history, the important and recurring pattern has been to search for scapegoats and place the blame firmly on the outsider.” (Location 152, Kindle)
There you have it, folks. Sounds like the last 18 months, yes?
If you weren’t buying Chris’s hypothesis, that we are now in a mass hysteria, ol’ Klaus couldn’t keep his big, fat, salivating mouth shut. He told us it was coming thirteen months ago.
Hairless cat in his lap, and fingers twiddling…
First, we’ll use the opportunity – never let a crisis waste, ya? – to bang the COVID drums louder and louder until you are scared to death, a total hysteria, destroying the cohesion of society itself, dividing families and communities – brother against brother, father vs son, neighbor after neighbor. Then we’ll introduce the vaccines – holy, beloved, beautiful vaccines – the righteous path to normalcy. As we ratchet crisis up and down with a Greek alphabet of COVID variants, we’ll blame the whole mess on the unwashed, unvaccinated. We’ll blame until you are ready to hurt. Then, we’ll have total control to implement the Great Reset agenda to save the world.
With most quickly lined up and hypnotized, marching to the tune of Schwab’s fiddle, where would the WEF lead us? What would that America begin to look like?
For that we turn to their Eight Predictions for 2030-https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/Hx3DhoLFO4s?feature=oembed&enablejsapi=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.peakprosperity.com&iv_load_policy=3&modestbranding=1&rel=0&autohide=1&playsinline=0&autoplay=0
This gives us clues about where they’d like to go (for more detail, just visit www.weforum.org or read the book, it’s not conspiracy theory when they put it in print). Like Klaus drooling over COVID lockdowns, they love gushing about their plans, and haven’t figured out how creepy they are.
Watch the eerie video, but to sum up their eight predictions-
- You’ll own nothing, and like it. Anything you need, you’ll rent (from them).
- The USA will lose power and influence.
- They’ll print human organs in a laboratory.
- No soup (meat) for you!
- Western democracies will be flooded with refugees.
- The carbon racket is here. Energy – and therefore everything – will cost more.
- By 2030, you could be going to Mars, alongside Oprah and Elon (like that time you had lunch with them yesterday, you stupid little morons).
- Western values will be broken and surrendered.
These predictions fall into two categories-
(a) Futuristic, altruistic technobabble designed to capture imaginations, make us feel included, and take us on a magical journey into the future (like Tomorrowland at Disney).
(b) Outright drooling for a global, totalitarian state; a giant, feudal pyramid with them on top. Transhuman Gods reaping the spoils from saving the world, and us on the bottom, hauling gravel.
The video was released in 2016, and most of the predictions are coming true. Slowly, then all at once, just as America or (Ernest Hemmingway’s Mike Campbell) is bankrupted.
Biden is front man, but you can trace these threads back even further, carefully connecting dots to 9/11 or further. It’s just now, the hockey stick has turned up and gone vertical.
Sure, we still have those. They’re just subject to force majeure.
How many small businesses failed because governments forced them to close? Why is their business essential, and ours is nonessential?
How can the CDC put a moratorium on rent payments to property owners by willing renters with binding leases governing rights and responsibilities, singlehandedly destroying the sanctity of contracts?
Have they heard of the US Constitution?
I guess if the Fed can print money, Rochelle Walensky can impair contracts. Jimmy crack corn, and they don’t care.
Who owns my body if the President – not even the lawmaking branch of government – can force my employer to mandate an experimental mRNA vaccine injection?
Why can BlackRock and CEO Larry Fink (on the WEF Board of Trustees) borrow at nearly 0% to buy up whole neighborhoods, creating a permanent class of renters?
Who in their right mind would think a populace is so stupid, so blind to the lessons of history, so abused and bamboozled, that a future without property rights would appeal to them?
As long as we have Netflix, Facebook, and drone deliveries of cricket burgers, we’ll be all set?
Power and Influence
The USA has become the laughing stock of the world, the pièce de resistance being our bumbling withdrawal from Afghanistan, power and influence be damned.
This may answer the question of why they keep ol’ sleepy Joe in the office. It’s not about showing credibility to push through an agenda. It’s about infecting the country with rot.
Can you think of anything more damning to the American brand? Anything at all? Not even Trump’s buffoonry can match the damage done by Biden’s clueless, fecklessness.
Where’s the power and influence in this? How did we get here? Was he the best we could do?
Joe Biden was never the will of the American people. With Sanders running away with the nomination, Lucy yanked the democratic football from ol’ Bernie for the 2nd time in four years.
The machine panicked at Trump vs. Sanders, four more years without real control.
There was an emergency meeting over a Mahogany conference table, shrimp cocktail was served, and wham, the wheels were quickly greased in just the places. The next five candidates fell in line, Bloomberg, Warren, Buttigieg, Klobuchar and Steyer, dropping campaigns and endorsing Biden-
Just like that, Pop! goes the weasel.
Full disclosure, I have never voted for Trump, Sanders, or Biden, but I’m fairly certain only one would go along with the WEF agenda. Heading into Super Tuesday, he was toast. Then, just like the rug pull on Sanders four years prior (anointing Hilary), he was in like Flynn, a new lease on life.
They got him in office, but they can’t fix dementia.
Biden is very obviously cooked, and on a very obvious, and very rapid decline. The only question is, will they pull a weekend at Bernie’s when he drops dead in the tub?
Meat is getting rationed
Klaus Schwab, Greta Thunberg, and the 0.1% think cows cause climate change, so you’ll get less of them. It doesn’t really matter, the 2nd or 3rd order consequences. These people think in straight lines.
Evil lines, sure, but they don’t understand complex systems.
This is becoming apparent in a few different ways-
- Everything now gets rationed through higher prices and shortages. Our favorite beef product – Southwest Marinated Sirloin (mmm, fajitas) from Central Market in Austin is up 60% since pre-pandemic, from $9.99 to $15.99 per pound. The official number for the last 12 months is 17%.
- They tell us where we can and cannot shop, and where we can and cannot go. It’s a short trip from there to what we can and cannot eat. #HungryTogether
- Major investments in lab grown meat and bugs as a better source of protein, plus considerable fanfare and Internet writing about it… What has four legs, antennae and can feed the world? Did you know crickets need 12x less feed than cows to produce the same protein?
And guess who’s got his greasy hands all over it, the Mister Rogers of the pandemic, funding All Things Bugs, Beyond Meats, Carbon Engineering, Impossible Foods, Memphis Meats, and Pivot Bio, now also the largest holder of farmland in the USA? Yup, Mr. Vaccine himself, Bill Gates-
The evil Mister Rogers, I should clarify. Unlike Bill Gates, Fred Rogers was a good man.
I’ve also read (but cannot verify) that his and many government investments in farmland will be used to shutter meat production, simply turn it off and cull the herds, not unlike California closing coal, natural gas, and nuclear plants to increase the state’s energy consumption share of renewables.
Umm, okay, but how about production? Like, when we need food? Or energy?
This has disaster written all over it. Remember, it’s not the change, but the pace of change, that hurts.
Refugees are here (and will keep coming)
No matter your feelings on immigration, and how it should or should not happen, it’s happening now en masse, and very chaotically-
“These people are basically turning themselves in to Border Patrol, and Border Patrol has no room for them at the Border Patrol station,” (Val Verde County Sheriff Joe Frank Martinez) told The Washington Times. “They’re technically not in custody. They come up, they’re given a ticket for placement, and they’re laying around waiting for a bus to pick them up.” The camp sits underneath the International Bridge between Del Rio and Ciudad Acuña in Mexico… The migrants are taking advantage of the Biden administration’s approach to border enforcement… Del Rio used to be a relatively calm part of the border but has seen massive increases this year in illegal activity and in border deaths. The region doesn’t have the infrastructure to accommodate the people it’s getting — including doing COVID testing… Sheriff Martinez said the migrant camp needs immediate attention. “It is not safe, it is not healthy, for all involved, for the people that are down there underneath the bridge. It is a situation that in my opinion has gone south and it’s not going to get any better until somebody does something,”
It began with a refugee crisis into Europe in 2015 (from the Middle East and North Africa), now they’re pouring into the USA from Central and South America, Haiti, Mexico, and Afghanistan.
The WEF said the cause will be climate change, but this is not due to climate change. It’s their forever wars, political instability, and the moving of pawns around chess boards by sociopaths.
The string-pullers see this as an opportunity to divide and destroy national identities, diluting any sense of unity, cohesion, and shared culture. It’s textbook divide-and-conquer.
The carbon racket is here
And it’s gone bananas in the form of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG).
Polluters will have to pay more, so altruistic, right? This “will make fossil fuels history”, they say. First off, how ridiculous is that statement?
Fossil fuels are 79% of US energy consumption-
If we could wave our magic wand and (a) double energy production (and consumption) of renewables, (b) make everything 2x as efficient (and retrofitted for all-electric), and (c) not grow the economy or population at all, we’d still have to kill one in every three Americans to eliminate fossil fuels.
It’s more ridiculous technobabble.
Come take a ride, the world of tomorrow awaits! Leave your worries and your freedoms at the door, and come through the turnstile. Step right up, the magic’s in here!
Carbon credits and the ESG movement are just another racket to skim wealth and impart control on the productive economy, putting it in the hands of bureaucrats and busybodies, picking winners and losers by favoring projects who are willing to play in their giant game of screw-the-little-guy.
But ESG is here, and they love it. More tools to arrange our hamster maze.
Say goodbye to Western Values
What are these ‘western values’ they speak of?
Whether we think of a capitalist meritocracy, self-determination and the pursuit of happiness, democracy and voting rights, property rights, religious freedom, the rights to speech, assembly, or to bear arms, all these things flow from two core principles: Liberty, and justice.
Liberty means freedom from arbitrary or despotic control, and Justice means equal treatment under the law. It does not mean two classes of people, renters vs owners, vaxed vs unvaxed.
That pledge we made back in elementary school; it was not to the WEF.
It was not to Klaus Schwab or Joe Biden or to Netflix or Facebook. It was not to the US Government, to Congress, to the Office of the Presidency, to unquestioned authority, or even to America itself.
The allegiance I offered was to a Flag that promised those two things, and those things only: Liberty, and Justice for all. One nation, under God (with your freedom to worship or not, as you wish), and indivisible. Indivisible, that is, as long as those two core rights remained intact.
Liberty and justice are hanging by a thread.
The WEF is at the gates, and the deep state is letting them in. But the real power from our Republic is with us, in our numbers. To hell with the busybodies, don’t give them another inch.
Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix
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I always get people telling me, “Capitalism just means free trade.”
No it doesn’t, that’s just some stupid nonsense libertarian types started saying a few years ago. Capitalism means what the Marxists who coined and popularized the term have been saying it means since the 1800s: the owners of the means of production exploiting workers by paying them a fraction of the wealth they generate. Capitalism is a system which financially coerces those who have nothing to sell but their labor to sell it to the owners of the means of production, necessarily at a price that is far below the amount of value they generate and with no influence over the industries they are powering with their work. It is inherently exploitative, and leads to corporations with no human interest pursuing profit at all cost even at the expense of the ecosystem we all depend on for survival.
Even those who support capitalism understand this distinction if they’ve done a tiny bit of research outside their partisan echo chambers. You don’t get to just change someone else’s definition of words to defend your belief system from their criticisms; that’s not a thing.
By distorting this definition, supporters of capitalism can object to its critics with “This isn’t real capitalism, because trade and finance are regulated by corrupt governments.” No it’s capitalism. Real capitalism is not just entirely compatible with the corruption of capitalist governments but an unavoidable component of it. Saying “It’s not capitalism that’s the problem, it’s crony capitalism” or “It’s not capitalism that’s the problem, it’s corporatism” is the same as saying “It’s not my chain smoking that’s the problem, it’s my emphysema!” One inevitably leads to the other.
Only narrative says I should be able to use my socioeconomically advantaged position to hire workers who exponentially multiply my wealth for a fraction of what it costs me to pay them. Capitalist narrative, created and promulgated for generations by those who benefit from it.
A system which financially coerces those who have nothing to sell but their labor to work for companies for a fraction of the value they generate is violent. It is aggression. It is simply legalized theft. The only reason this isn’t obvious to everyone is centuries of capitalist propaganda, and if people ever manage to free their minds from that indoctrination and begin moving to redistribute the wealth the capitalist class has stolen, guess what will happen? Armed forces will be deployed to kill them until they stop. This is on top of the global war on communism that has been going on for generations. The entire thing is violence, and is held in place by violence.
Malignant narcissists don’t typically seek out therapy, partly because they’re wired to assume they’re perfect and partly because our current systems reward the tendencies of malignant narcissism. We are ruled by untreated malignant narcissists who were elevated by this system.
It’s a pretty interesting coincidence how western news media just happen to keep discovering reasons why censorship of internet platforms is gravely necessary in a globe-spanning empire that’s held together by global narrative control.
The most significant political moment in the US since 9/11 and its aftermath was when liberal institutions decided that Trump’s 2016 election wasn’t a failure of status quo politics but a failure of information control. All the other bullshit since then has followed from this.
This was when the belief among mainstream journalists became widespread that internet censorship is needed and that it is their duty to manipulate public opinion. Another 2016 WikiLeaks drop in 2020 would never have been reported on by the mass media, as evidenced by their response to the Hunter Biden laptop story.
Now we’re seeing an increasing homogenization of online information as the media class cheers on censorship in the name of fighting Russia, white supremacism, Covid misinformation, and in the name of protecting US elections, while the media acts weirder and weirder. The way the entire mass media jumped right on board the Russiagate narrative instead of asking what’s true, for example, or the way many questionable claims about Covid which have since been invalidated were asserted with adamant aggression; this all followed from that moment.
And now we’re watching cold war escalations continually ramp up against Russia and China, and the mass media are forcefully and uncritically pumping all US government narratives into public consciousness. The 2016 reshaping of their values lubricated the way for this.
“You only criticize the US and its allies, not Russia or China!”
Focusing one’s criticisms on the world’s most powerful and destructive government requires no defense. It’s not weird that I do it, it’s weird more people don’t. Those who want to hear criticisms of Russia and China are advised to switch on the nearest television.
It’s such a dumb complaint.
“It’s so strange and suspicious that you only focus on the worst impulses of the globe-spanning power structure which is vastly more destructive than any other in existence instead of yelling about the same governments as every billionaire media outlet throughout the entire western world.”
Remember when moral panic was a specific thing that would happen once in a while instead of western civilization’s general continuous state of existence?
Our rulers always have to choose between bread and circuses or accelerationism; they’re either choosing to keep the people mollified and distracted while stealing a little or to risk provoking revolution by stealing a lot. Right now they’re picking the latter. Interesting choice.
When you look at it that way you realize that even when something horrible is happening it could also be leading to something very healthy. They’re walking a delicate tightrope walk while trying to keep their greed from consuming them. They’re not really in control here.
You better believe it, or you are a conspiracy theorist.
This morning, as I was walking around the city and mourning the suddenly “normal” apartheid signs on the doors of all restaurants, an analogy came to my mind. I think it’s a poignant analogy, so I feel like sharing it for whatever it’s worth.
Imagine, when it rains, some people open umbrellas. Let’s say, they are solid umbrellas. Which means that a person who has an umbrella will likely stay dry. Maybe if rains very heavily, one’s shoes might get wet—but in general, the person with an umbrella will stay dry. And if, God fobid, one gets wet due to a poor umbrella, one would go back to the store and demand a refund.
But then the bureaucrats come forward—sullen faces and a threatening tone—and say that in order for the people with open umbrellas to stay dry, every pedestrian needs to have one. And if a person with an umbrella gets wet—it’s because of the criminals without umbrellas. And from this point on, we all need to carry umbrellas, and get new ones every few months. And that’s just how it is. And those who object spread dangerous misinformation.
Methinks, however, that if people with umbrellas get soaked somehow, perhaps their umbrellas aren’t very good? Maybe there are holes in their umbrellas? Or maybe their umbrellas are falling apart altogether, risking to poke them in the eye with a rod?
That’s my analogy.
And by the way, I believe that the government actually needs the proverbial “unvaccinated” to point their fingers. If everyone went ahead and suddenly took the product at 100%, it still wouldn’t work very well—and so the bureactrats would have to invent the “unvaccinated”—or a new dangerous virus. Or aliens. When the goal is a reform, the goal is a reform.
PS. And here is a Kim Iversen Fauci video. Subjectively, I suspect that firing him at this point will do not a lot (again, when the goal is a reform, the goal is a reform). But given his murderous record since the 80s, it would be fair and existentially pleasing.
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First Responders Resign on Social Media Over Coronavirus Vaccine Mandate
About 1,900 state workers in Washington reportedly either resigned or were fired by Tuesday, according to the state’s Office of Financial Management. That’s about 3% of the state’s workers.
Another 1,900 were allowed to work in a less public role, and 2,900 workers’ employment statuses are being determined, the Seattle Times reported. Across social media, first responders employed by the state are taking resignation announcements on their own terms, with some even going viral with the hashtag #StopTheMandate.
185 Employees Separate From Triad at Los Alamos National Lab Due to COVID Vaccine Mandate
The Los Alamos Reporter has learned that some 185 employees have separated from Triad National Security, LLC at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) as a result of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate implemented by the Lab for all employees.
There are another 153 employees currently on leave without pay or vacation status with a religious exemption that may return to work at LANL when it is safe to do so. Medical exemptions were granted to 26 employees.
Vaccine Mandates Decimating Police Forces Across U.S.
As crime rates surge, so are vaccine mandates — and resistance by police to those mandates. That means major cities across the United States risk losing one-third or more of their police forces, hesitant about getting the COVID-19 shot.
In Chicago, more than 4,500 employees of the Chicago Police Department — about one-third of both officers and civilian employees — refused to disclose their vaccine status. Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the city’s Fraternal Order of Police are in a political standoff.
A real disruption also soon could hit Los Angeles, where the city’s vaccine mandate deadline is in December. Last month, employees of the Los Angeles Police Department filed a federal lawsuit opposing the city’s vaccine mandate.
Hundreds of Emergency Workers Block New York Roads in Protest Against Vaccine Mandate
Hundreds of emergency workers blocked roads in New York City’s Brooklyn borough as they protested against the city’s vaccine mandate for municipal workers.
Demonstrators included city workers with the Fire Department of New York (FDNY), Emergency Medical Services (EMS), the Sanitation Department of New York (SDNY) and the New York Police Department (NYPD).
Photos and videos show a large crowd gathering at the FDNY’s headquarters in downtown Brooklyn. Protesters are expected to rally and march across the Brooklyn Bridge over to City Hall.
Firefighters Say Florida County’s Vaccine Mandate Causing Rifts Among First Responders That Compromise Public Safety
Many say they fear the vaccine because they’ve responded to daily calls to the homes of people who’ve been seriously harmed or died shortly after the injection, says a spokesman for the group, firefighter Jason Wheat. Others object because they feel they should have a right to choose what to put in their bodies or have religious objections.
The resulting infighting over who’s been vaccinated and who hasn’t is causing so much strife within the department that many first responders are distracted, stressed, and unable to work well as a team, Wheat said.ORDER TODAY: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s New Book — ‘The Real Anthony Fauci’
Orange County Firefighters Give Update on Lawsuit Challenging Vaccine Mandate
First responders with Orange County Fire Rescue, along with their attorney, gave an update Sunday on their lawsuit challenging vaccine mandates in the county. Orange County firefighters were joined by Attorney Rachel Rodriguez to discuss the lawsuit and how vaccine mandates have impacted them.
Rodriguez said the lawsuit was filed in response to Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, after he issued mandates for COVID-19 vaccinations and testing in July by calling a state of emergency in the county.
“This mandate is against their Florida constitutional fundamental rights, including the right to privacy,” Rodriguez said. The lawsuit asks for emergency temporary injunctive relief and requests the court to end the mandate.
Vaccine Mandate Threatens Major Trucking Disruption, Industry Insiders Say
American truckers don’t like taking orders. But the Biden administration has increased pressure on some of them to take the vaccine — willing or unwilling.
All through the pandemic, truckers endured hardships to keep America’s infrastructure running. They waited in line for hours in sight of bathrooms they weren’t allowed to use. On the road, some died alone of COVID-19.
Now, with supply chains disrupted, Americans need them more than ever. But faced with the prospect of a mandated vaccination, many drivers are considering quitting.
Will the COVID Vaccine Be Required for Students in School? Vaccine Mandates Could Be Coming Soon
Governor Kathy Hochul says all options are on the table when it comes to COVID vaccine mandates and school children.
Could there be a vaccine mandate inside public schools in New York? Governor Hochul said it’s possible, but she hopes everyone does the ‘right thing’ when it comes to getting the COVID vaccine. At this point, the state is evaluating information and data.
The Food and Drug Administration is expected to discuss Pfizer’s vaccine for children between 5 and 11 years old. That conversation will likely happen this week, and could prompt an emergency use approval.Double your impact! When you make a donation to Children’s Health Defense, your donation will be matched — up to $1 million! Donate Now!
Protesters Attempt to Storm Entrance of Barclays Center Over Nets’ Refusal to Allow Kyrie Irving to Play Due to NYC Vaccine Mandate
Just before Sunday’s 4 p.m. tip-off, barricades at Barclays Center entrance were removed. A man dressed in red is seen on video summoning people to come in, and protesters using all their might try to break through a group of security guards who eventually got a hold of them and close all the doors for a short time
Florida Aims to Pay $5,000 to Out-of-State Police Who Resist Vaccine Mandates
“We’re actually actively working to recruit out-of-state law enforcement,” DeSantis told Fox News.
University Receives $750K of Federal Funds to Stop Reporters From Creating ‘Negative Unintended Outcomes’
Researchers at Temple University received $750,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop a tool that warns journalists that they are about to publish polarizing content. The NSF is a federal government agency focused on supporting research and education in non-medical fields of engineering and science.
The focus of the project, according to a report on Campus Reform, is creating a system that alerts journalists that the content they are about to publish might have “negative unintended outcomes” such as “the triggering of uncivil, polarizing discourse, audience misinterpretation, the production of misinformation, and the perpetuation of false narratives.”
One of the researchers involved in the project, Temple University’s professor Eduard Dragut, said that the system will “use natural language processing algorithms along with social networking tools to mine the communities where [misinformation] may happen.”
Big Tech Won’t Make Healthcare Any Better
Big Tech sees the world as a readable map — and it’s long since catalogued every street, hill, and house and begun digitizing every book and photo. It’s even aggregated our behavior into analyzable datasets; and as the number of digital devices probing the self and the world increases, so too does the tech monopolies’ influence. The borders between digital representation and analogue reality, between map and territory, are becoming ever more elastic.
Big Tech’s ambitions to expand into healthcare have gained new intensity during the pandemic. The emergency hasn’t only made GAFA (Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon) a ubiquitous, seemingly indispensable presence in our lives.
After several years of scandals and congressional hearings for the tech giants, it’s also given them a chance to rejuvenate their altruistic image by presenting themselves as champions of a new digitalized branch of healthcare.
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52,000 Breakthrough COVID Cases Recorded in Indiana; 531 Fully Vaccinated Residents Dead + More
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52,000 Breakthrough COVID Cases Recorded in Indiana; 531 Fully Vaccinated Residents Dead
A total of 52,484 breakthrough infections were reported in Indiana as of Thursday, Oct. 21. The figures represent 1.568% of the state’s vaccinated population, according to the Indiana Department of Health.
The latest report from the state’s health department also showed that 531 fully vaccinated individuals in Indiana died of COVID-19 since the state confirmed its first case of novel coronavirus on March 6, 2020.
Firing Dr. Fauci Now May Help Joe Biden Manage the Next COVID Wave, and His Poll Numbers
Joe Biden built his presidential campaign around his assertion that he would “shut down the virus, not the economy.” Accordingly, his approval rating has slumped and risen along with U.S. infection and death rates.
The number of COVID cases nationwide is again on the decline — and, some Democratic strategists say, that gives the administration an opportunity to change the tone of the discussion around the virus.
Biden now has a chance to depoliticize the issue with an action that is suddenly less controversial than it would have been just days ago: Fire Anthony Fauci.
Pfizer Vax for Young Kids Passes the Test Among FDA Staff
Pfizer-BioNTech‘s COVID-19 vaccine produced an immune response and was safe and effective in young children, but its benefits may be largely dependent on severity of the COVID outbreak, according to FDA briefing documents released late Friday.
The FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) will meet on Tuesday for the third time this month to discuss COVID-19 vaccines, this time to see if the benefits outweigh the risks among children ages 5-11 years.
China to Start Vaccinating Children to Age 3 as Cases Spread
Children as young as 3 will start receiving COVID-19 vaccines in China, where 76% of the population has been fully vaccinated and authorities are maintaining a zero-tolerance policy toward outbreaks.
China becomes one of the very few countries in the world to start vaccinating children that young against the virus. Cuba, for one, has begun a vaccine drive for children as young as 2. The U.S. and many European countries allow COVID-19 shots down to age 12, though the U.S. is moving quickly toward opening vaccinations to 5- to 11-year-olds.ORDER TODAY: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s New Book — ‘The Real Anthony Fauci’
Moderna Says Its COVID Vaccine Protective, Safe in Young Children
Moderna Inc (MRNA.O) said on Monday its COVID-19 vaccine generated a strong immune response and was generally well-tolerated in children aged six to 11 years, and the company plans to submit the data to regulators soon.
Moderna said its two-dose vaccine generated virus-neutralizing antibodies in children and safety was comparable to what was previously seen in clinical trials of adolescents and adults.
How Should Patients With Autoimmune Diseases Approach COVID Vaccination? — Mixed Messaging and a Lack of Tailored Research Leaves Providers and Patients in the Dark
Healthcare is a personal and individualized relationship between a provider and patient. Each patient is treated according to their particular symptoms and personal health characteristics. For this reason, the wide variability in patient responses to the same medical treatments must be acknowledged and accounted for in making public health decisions.
Yet, there has been a lack of specific government guidance to help those with autoimmune diseases navigate COVID-19 vaccination.
UK Vaccines Watchdog ‘Approves Second Jabs for 16- and 17-Year-Olds’
The government’s vaccines watchdog is understood to have approved the idea of second COVID vaccinations for teenagers aged 16 and 17, putting in place another element of plans to boost protection from the virus into the winter.
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) decided in favour of first jabs for the age group in early August, saying at the time it was likely that second shots would begin 12 weeks after the first dose.
However, it is now nearly 12 weeks since the initial decision, with some parents reporting that GPs were telling teenagers they would need to wait until they were 18 for their second dose.
Fauci Says Vaccines for Kids Between 5-11 Likely Available in November
Vaccines for kids between the ages of 5 and 11 will likely be available in the first half of November, top U.S. infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said on Sunday, predicting a timetable that could see many kids getting fully vaccinated before the end of the year.
“If all goes well, and we get the regulatory approval and the recommendation from the CDC, it’s entirely possible if not very likely that vaccines will be available for children from 5 to 11 within the first week or two of November,” Fauci said in an interview with ABC’s This Week.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials are reviewing the Pfizer/BioNTech application seeking authorization of its 2-dose vaccine for younger children, with its panel of outside advisers scheduled to weigh in on Oct. 26.Double your impact! When you make a donation to Children’s Health Defense, your donation will be matched — up to $1 million! Donate Now!
In Major Shift, NIH Admits Funding Risky Virus Research in Wuhan
“I totally resent the lie you are now propagating.” Dr. Anthony Fauci appeared to be channeling the frustration of millions of Americans when he spoke those words during an invective-laden, made-for-Twitter Senate hearing on July 20.
The immediate target of Dr. Fauci’s wrath was Senator Rand Paul, who was pressing the nation’s top doctor to say whether the National Institutes of Health had ever funded risky coronavirus research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Based on new information disclosed by the National Institutes of Health, however, Paul might have been onto something.
Emergency Department Sees Increase of Mental Health Issues Among Children
According to data released from The White House, emergency department visits for mental health have increased in 2020, with children experiencing moderate to severe anxiety and depression. An increase of 24% for children ages 5 through 11, and a more than a 30% increase in visits for those between 12 and 17 years old.
Anhdao Zabarsky, assistant program director of the Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative at the Center for Human Development (CHD) in Springfield, said she has seen a dramatic increase of mental health issues among children and youth even before COVID-19 hit.
“Prior to the pandemic, the prevalence of mental illness among children and young adults was increasing,” she said. “But COVID-19 dramatically exacerbated the problem. More and more children and adolescents have needed our In Home Therapy and Therapeutic Mentoring services. Still, the pandemic has taken a serious toll on top of existing challenges.”
Bipartisan Legislators Demand Answers From Fauci on ‘Cruel’ Puppy Experiments
A bipartisan letter demands answers from the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and President Biden’s chief medical adviser.
The White Coat Waste Project, the nonprofit organization that first pointed out that U.S. taxpayers were being used to fund the controversial Wuhan Institute of Virology, have now turned its sights on Anthony Fauci on another animal-testing-related matter — infecting dozens of beagles with disease-causing parasites to test an experimental drug on them.
Europe Drug Regulator Backs Use of Moderna’s COVID Booster Vaccine
The European Union’s drug regulator on Monday said it has concluded in its review that Moderna‘s (MRNA.O) COVID-19 booster vaccine may be given to people aged 18 years and above, at least six months after the second dose.
It is the second COVID-19 booster vaccine to be approved in the EU.
U.S. Gun Violence Increased 30% During COVID Pandemic
Gun violence increased by more than 30% in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study by Penn State College of Medicine researchers. The researchers said that stress, domestic violence, lack of social interactions and greater access to firearms might have contributed to the increase.
The researchers obtained data on shooting deaths, suicides and gun-related injuries from the Gun Violence Archive. They analyzed daily incidents in each state, as well as the District of Columbia, from February 2019 through March 2021. They compared incidents reported before the pandemic (February 2019 through February 2020) to gun violence reported during the first year of the pandemic (March 2020 through March 2021).
According to the findings, 28 states, including Pennsylvania, experienced a significantly higher number of shootings during the first year of the pandemic. In some states such as Minnesota, Michigan and New York, the rate of gun violence rose by more than 100%. Meanwhile, Alaska was the only state to see significantly lower rates of gun violence during the pandemic.
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