My Body, No Choice: Forced Vaccinations Are Here

Mandatory vaccination is here for government workers. Emperor Biden just decreed all government employees will be forcibly vaccinated with the experimental COVID-19 antivirus drug. You can be sure that private sector workers, including small businesses (what’s left of them), will be next.

As atrocious as it sounds to those who still love liberty, it’s entirely consistent with the premises of the entire response to COVID-19. From Day One, that response has not only been about control. It has also been about what’s best for the narcissists who rule us. They take it upon themselves to claim 100 percent responsibility for total eradication of a virus with a 99 percent survival rate. The rights of individuals were sacrificed for the sake of this narcissistic quest when the entire society and economy were locked down, and when everyone was forced to wear masks.

On that premise, it was impossible that the relaxing of the restrictions last spring could ever have lasted. Because the moment the numbers start to go up (whether those numbers are entirely accurate, or not) is the moment that all the justification for controls gets intensified.

And that’s exactly what’s happening.

You have to give them credit. It’s an astonishingly competent, and internally consistent, set of actions based upon one faulty premise. If I, the ruler/Governor/President/”nation’s chief doctor” decide that it’s MY responsibility to eradicate (not just control, but eradicate) a virus, then I get to justify whatever I wish to justify in that quest.

Many of us knew, for decades now, that America’s freedoms were perilously fragile. The moment we transformed into a dictatorship was the moment it became clear that evidently, most people are more than willing to comply. As we enter Phase II of this war against the people, we’ll discover how deep and how wide that compliance runs. Given the level of obedience and compliance in the last go-around, the people in power have every reason to be confident.

Soon we will know who America’s Stalins, Castros and Maos really are.

Michael J. Hurd, Daily Dose of Reason

How Dr. Fauci Became the Face of the Pandemic

Few events have accelerated Western institutional decay as the coronavirus pandemic, and it’s been Dr. Anthony Fauci’s foot on the gas.

Few events have accelerated Western institutional decay as the coronavirus pandemic, and it’s been Dr. Anthony Fauci’s foot on the gas.

As the pandemic sunsets on the United States, the nation stands far weaker, rocked by a public health emergency driving up debt and division amid a polarizing presidential election while political elites capitalized on the virus for ulterior ends. Legacy media got more irresponsible, big tech got more unfair, and half the population comfortably shut down their neighbors’ livelihoods in seeking an impossible life with zero risk, as if the virus had the potential to wipe out the human race.

At the center of this crisis stood National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) director Fauci, who became a prominent voice in the first days of the pandemic while serving in the Trump White House. Standing at the press lectern each day to appear on evening television, Fauci took on the appearance of the trusted hometown physician.

At 79 years old and five feet seven inches with grey hair and glasses, Fauci’s voice became a familiar sound imbued with decades of experience and credibility. His early eagerness to contradict a president with his own love for the camera also made Fauci an attractive figure to a hostile press excited at the opportunity to make him “America’s Doctor.”

Americans don’t trust their institutions like they used to, and one can hardly blame them after the prior 15 months. Their leaders failed them time and time again when the stakes were high.

According to a poll conducted in February and March by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health that came out earlier this month, just more than half of Americans, 52 percent, said they placed a “great deal” of trust in the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Far less than half, 37 percent, said they held the same faith in Fauci’s umbrella organization, the National Institutes of Health.

Trust in the media fares worse. Less than half of Americans, 46 percent, said they trust traditional media, according to Edelman’s annual trust barometer reporting a new low, while raising Fauci as their COVID champion.

Flip-Flop Fauci Prescribes Experimental Lockdowns..

Among the most visible episodes to deteriorate institutional faith were public health officials’ excusal of protests against police while banishing religious gatherings throughout the summer. Fauci participated, claiming he couldn’t condemn the mass demonstrations but demanded what now would have been year-long stay-home orders.

“I don’t understand why that’s not happening,” Fauci said on CNN of several states that refused to pursue statewide lockdowns in early April last year. “If you look at what’s going on in this country, I just don’t understand why we’re not doing that. We really should be.”

In Fauci’s world, 14 days to slow the spread was never 14 days. Thirty days to slow the spread was never 30 days, and a year-long wait for a vaccine was never merely a wait, because months after full vaccination, Fauci clung to not one, but two of the face masks he once decried as unnecessary then later conceded was all for show in another of his infamous 360s.

“If you look at the masks that you buy in a drug store, the leakage around that doesn’t really do much to protect you,” Fauci told the USA Today editorial board in late February last year. “There is absolutely no reason whatsoever to wear a mask.”

Indeed, the CDC’s research on pandemic preparation did not encourage the use of face masks, for similar reasons.

“There’s no reason to be walking around with a mask,” Fauci told CBS’ “60 Minutes” just weeks later.

By April, Fauci was telling Americans to wear a mask.

By January, Fauci said to wear two masks. It’s “common sense.”

By March, a fully vaccinated Fauci wearing two masks said that, despite immunity status, people should keep the masks.

By May, Fauci said to make the masks a permanent fixture of post-pandemic life.

By last week, as Americans began to move on from Fauci’s rules after delayed CDC guidance confirming vaccinated individuals may drop the mask, the doctor conceded it was all theater, theater that sowed deep doubt about vaccine effectiveness in the process.

“I didn’t want to look like I was giving mixed signals, but being a fully vaccinated person, the chances of my getting infected in an indoor setting is extremely low,” Fauci said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “That’s the reason why in indoor settings now I feel comfortable about not wearing a mask because I’m fully vaccinated.”

Fauci lied about herd immunity too, first placing the number at 60 to 70 percent vaccination. Later, he upped the number to “70, 75 percent,” before it went up again to “75, 80, 85 percent.” Fauci admitted in December he was lying about required levels of vaccination to hit herd immunity because he kept reading about Americans hesitant to accept the vaccine.

“When polls said about half of all Americans would take a vaccine… I thought, ‘I can nudge this up a bit,’” Fauci told the Times. In other words, it was time to make threats so Americans would do what they were told. Even then, the masks stayed on for quite some time.

An Unelected Political Animal with Massive Power..

The face of the face mask, Fauci was also and more importantly the face of the lockdowns. Democrat politicians took Fauci’s word as gospel on the pandemic, embracing harsh restrictions to devastating results.

The four states with the highest rate of COVID fatalities are all in the northeast. Fauci — described as a “political animal” by former Trump White House coronavirus adviser Dr. Scott Atlas — praised those same states for following his guidance despite their deadly performance.

“We know that when you do it properly, you bring down those cases. We have done it. We have done it in New York,” Fauci told PBS in July, touting Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo for the next six months before legacy media finally picked up on the governor’s nursing home scandal, the severity of which Cuomo covered up and which even provoked an impeachment inquiry. At the time of Fauci’s praise, New York led the nation in COVID deaths by nearly double the closest state, with more than 32,000 dead.

Meanwhile, no dissent to Faucian prescriptions was to be considered — not by Fauci, and not by the corporate media who loved him. Speaking out might cost researchers who depend on federal grant money their funding.

In October, a trio of elite academics from Harvard, Oxford, and Stanford universities unveiled The Great Barrington Declaration to promote an alternative pandemic strategy to the experimental lockdowns Fauci pushed ceaselessly. The document proposed a strategy of “focused protection,” or of lifting social restrictions on the general population while implementing targeted measures to protect the most vulnerable.

The three signers wrote they were compelled to propose the declaration after observing the severe consequences of lockdown measures. The lockdowns, they observed, presented costs that far outweighed the benefits, including lower childhood vaccination rates, worsening cardiovascular disease outcomes, fewer cancer screenings, and deteriorating mental health. The absence of kids in schools, they noted, was “a grave injustice,” yet endorsed by Fauci.

Within two days the document drew more than 3,500 signatures including an impressive array of scientists whose voices had been ignored or dismissed. By May 2021, the declaration featured signatures from more than 50,000 doctors, epidemiologists, and scientists, along with nearly 800,000 lay people.

Yet Fauci shot the Great Barrington Declaration down, running to the friendly press to dispel criticism of his pandemic prescriptions, any concession from which offered Fauci nothing to gain and everything to lose.

“Quite frankly, that is nonsense,” Fauci said of the document’s proposal, calling his peers in the scientific community stupid for their disagreement. “Anybody who knows anything about epidemiology will tell you that that is nonsense and very dangerous.”

Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, an epidemiologist and infectious disease expert at Stanford, was one of the document’s principal authors Fauci declared ignorant.

“Fauci propagandized against a reasonable alternative strategy,” Bhattacharya told The Federalist, “which absolutely shocked me.”

Speaking over the phone, Bhattacharya explained that his former admiration for the now-80-year-old doctor, whose textbook on internal medicine even sits on Bhattacharya’s shelf, has deteriorated with abject politicization.

“He has acted in ways that make him appear very political and has contributed substantially to the decline in trust among the American public,” Bhattacharya said, “At the beginning of the epidemic and decades before that, I had nothing but respect for him.”

A Tragedy For Students..

On schools, Bhattacharya said, Fauci’s influence has been particularly devastating.

As outlined by journalist Jordan Schachtel, Fauci first called for schools to shut down, then said closures should depend on community spread, then said schools should shift to primarily online learning, then reverted to the idea of opening if local transmission was low, then back to primarily online, and then said he always backed open schools.

Fauci was among the first to urge schools to shut down and transition to remote learning despite the science suggesting early on that COVID presented virtually no risk to children. In April, Fauci raised hysteria over Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis preparing to re-open schools, alleging kids would get infected and potentially die. The fall, Fauci said, was when schools could re-open again.

Four months later, Fauci said people should “think twice” before allowing kids back in the classroom, despite an entire summer of evidence overseas showing it safe, and even vital to return children to school given the minimal risk for community transmission. By September, the United States stood out as one of the only developed nations in the world with shut-down schools, in stark contrast to nearly every country in western Europe fully open.

Some U.S. students wouldn’t see the classroom for another seven months and, according to a tracker by the American Enterprise Institute, some districts still remain entirely remote while only 53 percent of districts nationwide were fully in-person by the end of the 2020-21 school year.

Fauci’s evolution on school closings over the pandemic has illustrated his remarkable high-stakes inconsistency so detrimental to public faith in institutional leaders. Throughout the entire saga, Fauci often took the side of teacher unions in their quest to guarantee more government funding without a pledge to keep schools open, landing upwards of $100 billion in deficit spending from Congress in the process.

Unions’ exorbitant influence on the CDC further eroded the credibility of the nation’s formerly pre-eminent authority on public health. Billions of the teacher union prize money, meanwhile, won’t be spent for years, and students whose education was held hostage for the money are already being described as the “lost generation.”

A Pandemic Coming Full Circle..

As the pandemic comes to a close, Fauci has been more sensitive to criticism of his performance steering the federal response. When asked in mid-March last year whether he would support a 14-day national lockdown, Fauci said he would prefer an overresponse and the criticism to come with it.

“I would prefer as much as we possibly could,” Fauci said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “I think we should really be overly aggressive and get criticized for overreacting.”

With the arrival of three broadly available vaccines 15 months later and a pandemic in recession, the story has shifted from viral mitigation efforts to investigating the origin of the virus, origins Fauci has been peculiarly hesitant to seriously pursue. His reasons for this have become clear with new revelations about Fauci’s potential role in that question.

While corporate outlets initially smeared the idea that COVID-19 emerged from a Chinese lab in Wuhan, the site of the first outbreak worldwide, new reporting from the Wall Street Journal this week has given life to the theory among those who consistently dismissed it, including Fauci.

Based on previously undisclosed U.S. intelligence, the Wall Street Journal reported three researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) were hospitalized with COVID-like symptoms in November 2019 preceding the outbreak in the Hubei Province. The lab, known for its relaxed safety protocols, had been reportedly collaborating with the Chinese military, according to the Trump State Department, facts not disputed by officials in the Biden administration.

Part of the lab’s work focused on “gain of function” research, a method of pandemic preparedness for which scientists extract viruses from the wild and engineer them to infect humans to study potential therapeutics, including vaccines. The research is so dangerous that it’s been banned in the United States since 2014, but was being conducted on bat coronaviruses at the Wuhan lab.

The lab operated with funding from Fauci’s National Institutes of Health (NIH). Fauci admitted this before he denied it in front of Senate lawmakers, all within the same line of questioning.

“Gain of function research, as you know, is juicing up naturally occurring animal viruses to infect humans. To arrive at the truth, the U.S. government should admit that the Wuhan Virology Institute was experimenting to enhance the coronavirus’s ability to infect humans,” Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul pressed during a Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions hearing earlier this month.

Yet Fauci denied that COVID-19’s origin as a potential product of gain of function research was funded with U.S. tax dollars.

“With all due respect, you are entirely, entirely, and completely incorrect,” Fauci said. “The NIH has not ever and does not now fund gain of function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology.”

According to longtime journalist and former New York Times science writer Nicholas Wade, however, grant money from Fauci’s NIAID was being funneled through EcoHealth Alliance run by Dr. Peter Daszak to conduct the research banned in the United States.

“From June 2014 to May 2019 EcoHealth Alliance had a grant from NIAID, part of the National Institutes of Health, to do gain-of-function research with coronaviruses at the Wuhan Institute of Virology,” Wade reported in a Medium post.

.@RandPaul: “Dr. Fauci, do you still support…NIH funding of the lab in Wuhan?”

Dr. Anthony Fauci: “Senator Paul, with all due respect, you are entirely and completely incorrect…”

Full video: https://t.co/ILTKlTSQdC pic.twitter.com/t0HxwsWXmm

— CSPAN (@cspan) May 11, 2021

Wade wrote Fauci’s denial to Paul was “surprising” given the evidence of experiments “with enhancing coronaviruses and the language of the moratorium statute defining gain-of-function as ‘any research that improves the ability of a pathogen to cause disease.’”

Fauci conceded before House lawmakers Tuesday the NIH had earmarked $600,000 over five years to study which bat coronavirus could infect humans, but has continued to deny it was gain-of-function research. For that, he has a clear motive. Wade wrote Fauci’s denial may be a technical one to evade the connection between NIH funding of the Wuhan lab and its possible birth of the novel coronavirus that developed into a global pandemic.

“Dr. Daszak’s EcoHealth Alliance, for one, believes that the term gain-of-function applies only to enhancements of viruses that infect humans, not to animal viruses,” Wade explained. “So gain-of-function research refers specifically to the manipulation of human viruses so as to be either more easily transmissible or to cause worse infection or be easier to spread.”

Fauci’s funding of the lab that good evidence suggests could have given rise to the virus has begun to finally stoke calls for his resignation from lawmakers.

The Face Of Institutional Decay..

Fauci’s propulsion in the press is as much an indictment of the media as the doctor himself. His incentives as a public health official focused on the prevention of COVID transmission no matter the costs appeared to blind him to the effects of the policies he so adamantly, yet so inconsistently, demanded on the Sunday television circuit. Legacy outlets only propped up those whose ideas confirmed their pre-approved Faucian consensus.

As the face of the masks, the face of the lockdowns, and possibly even the face of the pandemic, Fauci also became the face of accelerating institutional decay, a political figure whose abject dismissal of alternative strategies amid high-stakes crises left a nation weaker and more divided than in decades. Worse, Fauci has become the face of lost time, lost opportunities, lost businesses, lost graduations, lost holidays, lost concerts, lost weddings, and lost futures for children.

Our Public Health System is Utterly Corrupt

A sure sign of a country’s collapse is the open corruption of its public and private institutions. When corruption no longer has to be hidden but can be openly flouted, the values and standards that comprised the country’s soul have eroded away.

Try to find an American institution that is not corrupt. Even when presented with the Covid threat the US public health system could not rise above the greed for profit. Effective cures, such as HCQ and Ivermectin were demonized and in many states prohibited. Most Covid deaths are the result of non-treatment.

Throughout the alleged “Covid Pandemic” regulatory agencies, health bureaucracies, medical associations, state governors, media, and Big Pharma have acted to prevent any alternative to a vaccine.

From day one the emphasis was on the profits from a vaccine. To get people to submit to an experimental and untested vaccine required the absence of cures. To keep the road open only for a vaccine even supplements such as NAC, which has shown effectiveness as both preventative and treatment of Covid, has been challenged by the FDA in its use as a supplement. In response, amazon.com, a major online marketer of dietary supplements removed NAC from its offerings. https://www.lewrockwell.com/2021/05/no_author/fda-protects-covid-19-vaccine-makers-seeks-withdrawal-of-competing-dietary-supplement/

The generation of fear was essential to stampeeding people to line up to be vaccinated. The fear was supplemented by threats of inability to travel, to attend sports events, to resume working at one’s job.

A Covid test, known as PCR, was intentionally run at high cycles known to result in a very high percentage of false positives. These false positives guaranteed a high infection rate that scared people silly. Economic incentives were used for hospitals to report all deaths as Covid deaths, thus greatly exaggerating Covid’s mortality.

As you might have noticed, last winter had no reporting of flu cases as flu was added to the Covid statistics.

A number of reports have been published that the Covid vaccine does not prevent some vaccinated people from coming down with Covid. Other reports say that vaccinated people become spreaders of Covid. There are also reports of a large number of deaths and injuries from the Covid vaccine. https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2021/05/22/covid-vaccine-more-dangerous-than-covid/

In order to suppress the facts and keep the Covid vaccine selling, the Center for Disease Control (CDC), which supported running the PCR test at high cycles in order to inflate the number of Covid cases, runs the PCR test at much lower cycles in the case of infected vaccinated people in order to minimize the number of vaccinated people who came down with Covid.

To further create an artificial picture of the vaccine’s effectiveness, asymptomatic and mild infections are excluded from the reporting of vaccinated people who catch Covid. Only vaccinated people who catch Covid who have to be hospitalized or die from Covid are counted among the people who caught Covid despite being vaccinated. However, unvaccinated people with only minor symptoms or false positives from a high cycle PCR test are added to the number of Covid cases. https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/caught-red-handed-cdc-changes-test-thresholds-virtually-eliminate-new-covid-cases-among

See also: https://off-guardian.org/2021/05/18/how-the-cdc-is-manipulating-data-to-prop-up-vaccine-effectiveness/

This is obvious and blatant manipulation of statistics in order to scare people about Covid while reassuring them about the vaccine’s effectiveness. Overstating the number of cases among the unvaccinated while simultaneously understating the number of people who caught Covid despite being vaccinated is shameless and protects the contrived picture of the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine.

The falsification of statistics in order to produce massive public fear and the prevention of treatment with known safe and effective cures in order to maximize death rates produced billions of dollars in profits for Big Pharma and associated industries, with Moderna’s CEO topping the list of nine new billionaires made rich from the rollout of Covid vaccines. These billionaires rode to their riches on the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people who died from an enforced lack of treatment —mandated deaths to protect vaccine profits. https://www.rt.com/news/524294-vaccine-billionaires-patent-waiver/

Will anything be done about this extraordinary corruption of the American public health system?

The Origins of COVID


It is obvious that we must determine the origins of COVID or we cannot prevent the next pandemic. Americans were told ridiculous reasons for the virus. We were lied to about Pengolins sold in a Wuhan market causing it — without any evidence or any connecting of the dots.

On February 6, 2020, scientists from the South China University of Technology uploaded a paper that said it likely came from the Horseshoe Bat but it’s odd since it’s not sold at the Wuhan markets, and there are none near Wuhan. As it happened, two Wuhan universities conducted research on Horseshoe Bats.

They concluded the killer coronavirus likely came from a lab in Wuhan. The paper stayed on the Internet for weeks and healthcare officials in the US ignored it.

The reaction was to demonize anyone who said the lab is the likely origin. We weren’t even allowed to say it was the “Wuhan Virus,” since the media wanted to please Chinese communists.

A Chinese scientist, a virologist, who personally did experiments in China on the Coronavirus with the top virologists in the world, Li Meng Yan told Tucker early on, September 15, 2019, that the virus belonged to the Chinese military and was released deliberately — “of course.”https://lockerdome.com/lad/12870868049287782?pubid=ld-346-8789&pubo=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.independentsentinel.com&rid=thelibertydaily.com&width=672

Politfact accused Dr. Yan of being a “pants on fire liar.” Facebook censored any mention of Dr. Yan. Brian Stelter mocked her and said the social media monopolies “intervened,” as if it was for our own good.

To rebel against Donald Trump, they continued the lie about the origins of the virus. Now that they got Biden elected, most attacks on Dr. Yan and her statements are retracted. Even Politifact retracted. Facebook hasn’t because they are too tight with China.

Dr. Yan was on Tucker last night, now exiled from her family and country for exposing the origins of the virus.https://lockerdome.com/lad/12925202103219302?pubid=ld-1800-5623&pubo=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.independentsentinel.com&rid=thelibertydaily.com&width=672

Dr. Yan told Tucker that the virus came from a gain-of-function research project partly by NIH using US taxpayers’ money. The people behind this are the Chinese Communist Party and the Chinese Army.

Tucker asked her thoughts on why Drs. Anthony Fauci and Francis Collins among others rejected the idea. She said it’s because the Chinese Communist Party wants everyone to believe it came from nature so they use their power, their influence, and their misinformation campaign, and use scientists to spread the false story so they won’t know it came from the lab.

The scientists lied.

She said she can tell from looking at it that it was created in the lab, and has proven it. There is no good purpose to gain-of-function research. It is too dangerous. The only purpose is to harm people and target people, she said.

Social Obedience & Masks Do NOT Trump Reason & Independence

Nobody ever asks: If it’s so unsafe to go out in public that you must wear a cloth or paper face diaper, then how is it a good idea to go out in public at all? The issue isn’t that most people really believe masks are effective; I suspect that a majority do not. The issue is that the great majority will continue to wear masks, possibly into 2022 and beyond, so long as they are told to do so. If people place obedience and social conformity above reason and independence on THIS issue, then what else are they prepared to give up?

Michael J. Hurd, Daily Dose of Reason

Logically, There’s no Way Blue States Can Lift Mask Mandates

There’s no way blue state and blue city governments can reverse mask mandates and other restrictions without admitting they were wrong, and that they lied, going back 14 months now. Cold and flu viruses will be with us forever — or until an outright cure is found. That wasn’t close to happening as of early 2020, and it still isn’t now. COVID death rates have simply replaced death rates for the flu. The vast majority of people who get COVID recover, just as the vast majority who got other viruses (H1N1, SARS, many other viruses too numerous to name) recovered. It’s nothing new. What changed in 2020 is that most of the world was shut down, and people were forced to wear masks; we had similar non- life-threatening viruses before, but never responded in this way.

The lie was pretending that COVID was something radically and fundamentally different, when it’s easy to see now that it wasn’t. So the blue states and cities are backed into a corner. In order to lift mask and other restrictions, they will have to concede that we CAN live with viruses and flus, just as we always did, without such restrictions. Or, if they don’t wish to make this concession, they will have to impose some form of mask mandates and closure “advisories”… well, forever. OR until medical science finds a way to eradicate ALL colds, flus and viruses completely. Whichever comes first.

Michael J. Hurd, Daily Dose of Reason

Why Have People Gone Mad

We live in the most unhinged times since perhaps the Middle Ages.

Consider the vaccine. The very same people who called it a “Trump vaccine” last January 19, something they would never allow near their bodies, now consider the vaccine not only desirable — but something that should be mandatory, put into your body whether you provide consent, or not. Evidently this transformation occurred sometime around noon on January 20. The moment Biden was sworn in, the evil Trump vaccine became the greatest, most transformative medical discovery in all of human history.

Millions of your fellow Americans, shockingly, act and speak like they actually BELIEVE that while this vaccine protects them, they still need every single other person on the planet to have the vaccine — otherwise, the vaccine won’t work in their own bodies. And, on top of it, every single person on the planet MUST continue to wear a mask — one, two or even five masks — not just indefinitely, but perhaps forever. All so THEY can be safe.

It’s too irrational to even dignify. That would be like saying: “I have an infection. I’m going to take the antibiotic. But I demand that everyone else on the planet take an antibiotic too. Otherwise, I won’t get well. If you don’t take an antibiotic too — a brand new experimental one, at that — then you are selfish and therefore evil.” Or if I need heart surgery, you must get heart surgery too — otherwise, my heart surgery will have no effect.

Even in the Middle Ages, the term “unhinged” would seem too kind to describe what’s now, in 2021, happening in all of the Western world (not just America). When you’re talking about the twenty-first century in the post-industrialized, wealthy, most technological and most educated civilization that has ever existed, we know the mistakes are far from innocent.

It’s truly mind-boggling.

The same people who think that there should be a lawsuit against the restaurant who sold the coffee if someone spills hot coffee on your lap from that restaurant; or that gun manufacturers should be held criminally liable for the choices of a sociopath who opens fire in a shopping mall … the same people who are SO litigious that they actually believe these things are just FINE with the fact that the vaccine manufacturers have NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER for anything that goes wrong. The same people who would never, ever drive a car manufactured by a company who enjoyed special legal and criminal immunity from the government are running around telling everyone they can find, “Look at me! I had my vaccination!” — not unlike a five-year-old who just got a gold star for being well behaved in kindergarten. It’s so horrifying to see grown adults act and (not) think this way, it takes your breath away.

The same people who for years have screamed, “My body, my choice” when it comes to things like abortion or sex between consenting adults have no problem whatsoever directly or indirectly (through corporate America) COERCING people into taking part in what can only be described as a medical experiment. Mind-boggling. The same people who will call you a “Nazi” for supporting lower taxes, less government spending, having a police force, permitting people to own weapons or for opposing the outlawing of fossil fuels are more than content to adopt the Nazi policy of forcing people to take part in experimental research for the “sake of society” — which was exactly Hitler’s rationalization for everything he did.

People who opposed President Trump’s “right to try” executive order permitting people to take a risk with new, not-as-tested cancer treatments — and who called you a “Nazi” for supporting his policy — are now quite content to shame or legally sanction you (perhaps even jail you) for refusing to take an experimental vaccine for one version of a virus, a type of illness for which vaccines or other medical treatments have never been effective.

It’s hard to come up with the words to describe what’s happening in this society. And COVID is only one area of insanity. Unhinged? Insane? It’s something worse than that. And it’s far less innocent.

Michael J. Hurd, Daily Dose of Reason

People Not Getting Vaccinated will Become Regime’s Scapegoat

So I’m hearing, more and more, that people who got the vaccine a month or more ago are still coming down with COVID. Most aren’t dying, of course, because the virus is usually not deadly. But they’re still getting it — despite the vaccine. I know for a fact this has happened in cases people have told me about; and even MSNBC had a headline on this story yesterday, claiming there are thousands of such documented cases. While I don’t believe anything MSNBC says, it’s noteworthy they have included this in their propaganda; they plan to make use of it.

If this trend is real and continues, here’s my prediction about how it will play out. The federal and most state governments will impose lockdowns again — worse than before, and for much longer. Think the U.K., who may never, ever be out of lockdown mode. They will blame the people who failed to get vaccines for the problem. It will be just like the mask issue: “People who don’t wear masks are responsible for the COVID numbers going up.” Of course, the vast majority of people who get COVID wear masks, because the vast majority of people wear masks. But that’s not part of “science” in today’s framework.

It will be the same with any perceived or actual failure of the vaccine. I don’t think the response will be limited to shaming. They’ll use this as an excuse to impose the “vaccine passports”, which they’re already going to do through the compliant Communist “private” sector, at least the large corporations getting all the government subsidies. But I predict they’ll go even further. If the media decides the ineffectiveness of the vaccine is severe enough, and that it’s all the fault of the 20 or 30 percent of the population who won’t get the vaccine, that’s when you’ll see the rounding up begin. I’m talking Nazi Germany. Brace yourselves. These tyrants in power are capable of ANYTHING and they’re not going to lose power, since they’ve rigged most of the elections. Not with 13 on the Supreme Court and all the other things they’re planning and executing, so far quite successfully.

My advice? Ignore and disobey the government as much as you can. Deceit, while a vice in voluntary relationships, is a VIRTUE when dealing with evil. In the words of Ayn Rand, morality ends where a gun begins. Refuse, in your minds, to acknowledge the moral legitimacy of any dictatorship. This is not your granddaddy’s American government — dysfunctional, but more or less freedom-loving. These people are evil and rotten to the core. I’m referring to the Bidens, the Pelosis, the whole pack — as well as most of your neighbors, friends and family who support them. Don’t let them off the hook. Ignorance can be stretched as an excuse, but only so far.

Michael J. Hurd, Daily Dose of Reason

 Why the COVID Vaccine Isn’t Alleviating Much Fear

There’s a way to tell if your fear is rational, or indicative of disorder.

If your fear is rational, and you take steps to alleviate the fear, and the fear diminishes — that’s a good sign.

If you take steps to alleviate the fear and your fear remains — or even intensifies — that’s an unhealthy sign.

Throughout the last year, I have watched people go through this pandemic syndrome. This time last year: “I am scared to death. I certainly can’t leave my house, unless I have to.”

What will it take to encourage you to leave the house? “A vaccine,” was the most common answer, in spring 2020.

Now we have a vaccine, in spring 2021. Confidence in the vaccine is so strong that everybody feels compelled to get it, without question — and to have a guarantee that everyone else get one too. The same people who think it’s perfectly fine for the FDA to take 20 years to approve a life-saving drug now suddenly are just fine with bypassing all kinds of approval for the vaccine. Why so trusting?

A year ago, all that mattered was the vaccine. “Once I can get a vaccine, I can mostly go back to normal.”

So what happened? Millions are getting the vaccine. But many, I find, are still staying home. Or leave home, but only fearfully. They project this fear onto the blaming of others. “Well, if everyone would wear five masks, like we’re told to do, and if everyone would get the vaccine, then I wouldn’t have to be so scared.” It’s other people’s fault you’re scared.

But the anger at others is just a mask for the remaining, totally unaddressed fear. And even if it were somehow possible to guarantee that every single person on the planet will get the vaccine, and every single person on the planet can be forced to wear 5 masks, the fear would still not diminish. In fact, it would probably grow.

Self-refuting logic is a sign of irrational fear. If you really believed the COVID vaccine made you safer, you would not feel tempted to stay home; and you would not feel greater fear because some didn’t take the vaccine.

What makes fear of coronavirus so irrational is not the perfectly legitimate desire to avoid a virus, even a virus that is usually non-life-threatening. What makes the fear of coronavirus irrational is the faulty premise we don’t apply to ANY other ailment: a ZERO tolerance of risk.

When you strive to do the impossible, which is what “irrational” means, you end up doing things that only make the fear worse. The quest for ZERO risk, with regard to viruses, is untenable at this point in time. The more people look for that elusive zero risk, the worse the fear will become.

Imagine if an edict were written as follows: “Until we have a 100 percent guarantee that there will be ABSOLUTELY NO TRAFFIC FATALITIES, EVER AGAIN, then all driving must cease.” When, exactly, do you think people would be able to start driving again?

Irrational fear is self-reinforcing. The more steps you take to alleviate the irrational fear, the worse the fear becomes. Each ridiculous and self-refuting step — designed to bring about ZERO risk — leads to an intensification of the fear. The remedies for addressing the fear become more and more irrational, untenable and even unjust.

If you were an evil dictator and wanted to compel a society to bring itself down, turning citizen against citizen, then instilling such irrational fears would be a brilliant, though evil, way of going about it.

Michael J. Hurd, Daily Dose of Reason

Good-Bye American Liberty

Yesterday I pointed out that no facts known at this time support a Covid passport. https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2021/03/29/new-yorks-covid-vaccine-passport-makes-no-sense/

The Establishment is not interested in facts and has no need of them. The Establishment has the presstitute lie machine. It creates whatever reality the Establishment wants us to live in.

Nevertheless, some facts are just overwhelming. Consider Florida. Long a retirement state, it is a state with a large proportion of elderly and overweight people. For the past year Florida has not been under lockdown or a mask mandate. The state is wide open. Consequently, one would think that Florida would have the hightest number of Covid deaths per 100,000 population.

But that is not the case. Florida’s 154 Covid deaths per 100,000 is in the middle of the 50 states ranking. New Jersey, a lockdown state, has a deaths per 100,000 almost twice Florida’s at 1.78 times. Lockdowned New York’s deaths are 1.66 times higher than Floridas. Lockdowned Massachusetts and Rhode Island Covid deaths are 1.60 times higher than Florida’s.

These numbers are from the official data. https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/public-health/us-coronavirus-deaths-by-state-july-1.html The conclusion is that Florida, an open state with an elderly and overweight population without dockdown and mask mandates—conditions that according to the medical bureaucrats should have produced the leading high death rate—is in the middle of the pack.

We can safely conclude that lockdowns and mask mandates are pointless. And this conclusion does not take into account the many expert and suppressed opinions that the lockdowns and the masks do more harm than good.

Despite the facts, the corrupt Biden regime, a stolen presidency, is working with private companies who smell the profits to develop vaccine passport systems, which they allege is the only way to return to normalcy. In other words, if you want to get out of jail, you will have to give up your privacy.

Scared people are likely to fall for the propaganda that the passport is a public health measure that will liberate us from lockdowns. But Florida doesn’t have lockdowns or a vaccine passport. Naomi Wolf warns:

“I am not overstating this. I can’t say it forcefully enough. This is literally the end of human liberty in the west if this plan unfolds as planned. Vaccine passports sound like a fine thing if you don’t understand what these platforms can do …

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“It’s not about the vaccine. It’s not about the virus. It’s about your data. And once this rolls out you don’t have a choice about being part of the system. What people have to understand is that any other functionality can be loaded onto that platform with no problem at all. What that means is that it can be merged with your Paypal account, with your digital currency, Microsoft is already talking about merging it with payment plans. Your networks can be sucked up. It geolocates you wherever you go. Your credit history can be included. All of your medical history can be included.” https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/coming-soon-vaccine-passports/

To keep the fear level high the medical bureaucrat who heads the Centers for Disease Control, Rochelle Walensky, preditcted yesterday, based on her feelings, impending doom from a new Covid surge. https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/545375-cdc-director-warns-of-impending-doom-on-potential-new-covid-surge?userid=439965

Allegedly, the US has had 30 million Covid cases. Where does this number come from. It comes from financial incentives to hospitals to report every death as a Covid death—see https://www.globalresearch.ca/hospitals-getting-paid-more-label-cause-death-coronavirus/5709720 — and from running the PCR test at such high cycles that the test produces false positives. In other words, the figure is an orchestrated figure in service to an agenda.

Has the public noticed that this year there has been no flu season? The explanation is that the flu cases have been conflated with Covid cases in order to multiply the level of Covid infection.

A population that is so easily manipulated and scared has no possibility of holding on to liberty. Eighteenth century Americans valued liberty—“give me liberty or give me death.” Twenty-first century Americans evidently do not. Their acceptance of lockdowns proves their readiness for the Gulag.

Paul Craig Roberts, UNZ Review