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Imagine if an ordinary working man went on a rampage and killed 929 people and maimed 316 others. The media would naturally call such a man a serial killer or a homicidal maniac. Now imagine if a big pharmaceutical company did the same thing by releasing a vaccine that killed and maimed a similar number people. Would the drug company be treated the same as the working guy? Would their product be denounced as a “killer vaccine” and shunned by the public, or would they be praised on the cable news channels, provided lavish funding by the government, granted full immunity from liability for personal injury, waved through the regulatory process, and had the red carpet rolled out for their spectacular nationwide “Product Launch” extravaganza?

(NOTE: “According to new data released today, as of Feb. 12, 15,923 adverse reactions to COVID vaccines, including 929 deaths, have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) since Dec. 14, 2020.” Children’s Health Defense) https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/latest-data-cdc-vaers/

And what about the small number of critics who don’t see the vaccine as a life-saving wonder drug but who seriously believe it is a gene-altering experimental concoction that was not sufficiently tested, did not go through the normal protocols, has not met long-term safety standards, excluded critical animal testing trials, and uses toxic synthetics that can trigger anaphylaxis, Bell’s Palsy, miscarriage, Antibody-dependent Enhancement (ADE) and a score of other potentially-lethal or debilitating long-term ailments that have not yet been diagnosed since the vaccine was rushed into service at breakneck speed?

What about these vaccine critics, what rights do they have? Do they have the right to speak their minds and express their concerns on social media or should they be smeared, castigated, blacklisted, censored and dragged through the mud?

In a free country, it is the vaccine manufacturers that should be scrutinized, lambasted and taken to task for the shortcomings or lethality of their product, but not in America. In America, it is the vaccine critics that are being condemned and targeted by the state. According to an article in the New York Post, the Biden Administration is joining forces with Big Tech to actively seek out and eliminate those people who challenge the official narrative and who reject the idea of inoculating the entire population with a dodgy experimental vaccine that poses a clear threat to one’s safety and well-being. Here’s an excerpt from the article in the Post:

The White House is asking social media companies to clamp down on chatter that deviates from officially distributed COVID-19 information as part of President Biden’s “wartime effort” to vanquish the coronavirus.

A senior administration official tells Reuters that the Biden administration is asking Facebook, Twitter and Google to help prevent anti-vaccine fears from going viral, as distrust of the inoculations emerges as a major barrier in the fight against the deadly virus.

“Disinformation that causes vaccine hesitancy is going to be a huge obstacle to getting everyone vaccinated and there are no larger players in that than the social media platforms,” the White House source told the news agency.

The news out of Washington is the first sign that officials are directly engaged with Silicon Valley in censoring social media users; Biden’s chief of staff Ron Klain previously said the administration would try to work with major media companies on the issue….

Social media leaders have vowed to squash anti-vaccine “disinformation” on their platforms, but the spreading of such content has persisted....

A Twitter spokesman said the company is “in regular communication with the White House on a number of critical issues including COVID-19 misinformation.” (White House working with social media giants to silence anti-vaxxers”, New York Post)

So, what’s going on here? Why has the government joined with big tech to actively target people who do not accept the ‘official doctrine’ regarding the new vaccines?

It’s simple, isn’t it? The government wants to control want you think by controlling what you read. You see, the oligarchs who control the government behind the mask of the political parties, assume you are an ignorant beast incapable of critical thinking. They believe that your opinions are shaped by the things you read, therefore, they want to control what you read in order to push and prod and coerce you into the behavior that helps them achieve their malign objectives. In this case, they want everyone to submit to vaccination so they can reduce global population in order to curtail carbon emissions that, they believe, are a dire threat to human survival. This, of course, is just my own lunatic conspiracy theory. Nevertheless, the question remains the same: Does the government have the right to shut me up or do I have the right to speak my mind?

According to the report above, I do not have the right to speak my mind, in fact, the government is now explicitly taking aim at people like me who–they feel– are undermining the strategic agenda of the big money elites they work for.

What are we to make of this? What are we to make of this new alliance between the State and big tech or the State and big pharma or the State and Wall Street? Are we no longer a country that is “of, by and for the people” or are we edging closer to Mussolini’s definition of “fascism” as “the merging of the state and the corporation?” It seems to me that Mussolini’s definition is much more applicable.

And what does this tell us about the way the Biden administration plans to conduct business in the future?

It tells us that Joe Biden is essentially the corporate meat-puppet that he’s been for the last 5 decades and, that now, he intends to cancel vast swaths of the Bill of Rights to accommodate his deep-pocket managers. No one should be surprised by this. Biden has always been the Establishment’s best friend.

But do the oligarchs and corporate honchos really gain anything by silencing their critics?

Perhaps, after all, China has experienced exponential growth in the last two decades and, presumably, that is the model of governance our rulers now seek; absolute dictatorial power that allows the people who own the primary industries and businesses to arbitrarily set policy and impose their own laws independent of any democratic process.

Are we there yet?

Well, if the state is able to shut us up and remove us from public platforms, we’re a helluva lot closer than anyone thought.

 
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  1. onebornfree says: • Website

    M. Whitney said: “…but not in America. In America, it is the vaccine critics that are being condemned and targeted by the state. ”

    But of course! This is simply just “par for the course”. To not expect this type of behavior from the modern state [no matter which president, or which party is in charge] is the height of naivete as to the true nature of ALL states.

    This “just” in:

    “Taking the State wherever found, striking into its history at any point, one sees no way to differentiate the activities of its founders, administrators and beneficiaries from those of a professional-criminal class.”      Albert J. Nock

    “The State is, and always has been, the great single enemy of the human race, its liberty, happiness, and progress.” Murray Rothbard

    “The State is a gang of thieves writ large – the most immoral, grasping and unscrupulous individuals in any society.”Murray Rothbard

    “The beginning of political wisdom is the realization that despite everything you’ve always been taught, the government is not really on your side; indeed, it is out to get you.”Robert Higgs

    The founders of the US at least understood those observations [above] and tried to prevent the state from growing uncontrollably via the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

    A return to that constitutionally limited government both in size and scope, although far from perfect, would at least be a step in the right direction, I believe.

    M. Whitney said: “In a free country, it is the vaccine manufacturers that should be scrutinized, lambasted and taken to task for the shortcomings or lethality of their product, but not in America. In America, it is the vaccine critics that are being condemned and targeted by the state.”

    “In a corporatist system of government, wherein there is no meaningful separation between corporate power and state power, corporate censorship is state censorship.” Caitlin Johnstone

    Regards, onebornfree

    • Agree: botazefa
  2. Based Lad says:

    Beware he who would deny you access to information, for in his heart, he dreams himself your master.

  3. Any time power resorts to censorship of vastly weaker dissidents, that’s automatic proof power is telling nothing but lies while the dissent is probably truth. Otherwise they wouldn’t need censorship since they’d easily be able to refute any incorrect claims.

  4. Notsofast says:

    these billionaire oligarchs and their ratfuckers in the govt and govt agencies that should be serving the people, are instead enslaving them. they don’t just want slaves they want robots, they want to be able to program them, what they see, what they say, what they know, what they think, how they act. these are the new levers of control being installed in the guise of public health and safety, thoroughly unconstitutional, unprecedented, restrictions on free speech, free assembly, free association and freedom of worship. add to this the thoroughly scripted “insurrection” that they will now use to pass the new patriot act 2, in order to protect us from “domestic terrorism”. this will whittle away at any remain constitutional protections guaranteed in the bill of rights. being labeled a “terrorist” denies a suspect of miranda rights and allows summary execution of u.s. citizens. trump didn’t cross the rubicon but the neocon dems sure did to join their neocon republican buddies on the other side.

  5. I found this commentary to Epic Times article on Google youtube covid censorship very interesting and eloquent.:

    Ralph Thinks
    2/21/2021 at 7:23 AM

    Censor this: COVID is a lie crafted to push a Gates / Fauci depopulation agenda.

    “Conspiracy theory”, right?

    Why?

    First, remember that heavily-censored media and Gates / Fauci-sponsored doctors are all saying how “safe” their “vaccines” are, and that, at worst, you “may have irritation at the injection site”, or may get “a cough”, or “a little numbness or tingling”, etc. Right?

    Here are totals (as of Feb 20) from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS, https://wonder.cdc.gov/vaers.html), available to all until it, too, is censored or restricted:

    Out of 15,923 REPORTED EVENTS, here are the TOP 20 POSSIBLE REACTIONS TO THE COVID-19 “VACCINES”:

    Headache, 3231 (20.29%)
    Fatigue, 2349 (14.75%)
    Fever, 2276 (14.29%)
    Chills, 2205 (13.85%)
    Dizziness, 2158 (13.55%)
    Pain, 2065 (12.97%)
    Nausea, 2035 (12.78%)
    Injection Site Pain, 1447 (9.09%)
    Pain In Extremity, 1311 (8.23%)
    Shortness Of Breath, 1182 (7.42%)
    COVID+ Test Result, 1065 (6.69%)
    Muscle Pain, 1022 (6.42%)
    Pins-And-Needles, 927 (5.82%)
    Itching, 857 (5.38%)
    Rash, 797 (5.01%)
    Joint Pain, 793 (4.98%)
    DEATH, 776 (4.87%)
    Vomiting, 745 (4.68%)
    Numbness, 717 (4.50%)
    Cough, 674 (4.23%)

    SO… people injected with these experimental “vaccines” have A STATISTICALLY BETTER CHANCE OF DEATH than of developing numbness OR throwing up OR coughing. And these are ONLY those events / patients that were actually reported to VAERS.

    Hmm.

    Let’s use a car analogy.

    If a car you’re interested in was “mostly trouble-free”, you’d naturally ask “what kinds of issues have been turning up”..? Now if the salesman’s printed list of “Top 20 Issues”, in addition to the usual ‘headlights out’ and the ‘engine running rough’, said that NEARLY FIVE PERCENT (5%) OF MISBEHAVING CARS EXPLODE THE SECOND YOU TURN THE KEY …

    WELL, WOULD YOU BUY THE CAR?

    NO.

    So don’t get the jab, either

  6. GeeBee says:

    Perhaps, after all, China has experienced exponential growth in the last two decades and, presumably, that is the model of governance our rulers now seek; absolute dictatorial power that allows the people who own the primary industries and businesses to arbitrarily set policy and impose their own laws independent of any democratic process.

    This very badly written paragraph is ambiguous. Is the writer expressing his uncertainty that China has achieved rapid growth? And if he believes that it has indeed done so, is he actually naïve enough to contrast China’s method; it’s ‘absolute dictatorial power’, with that of ‘the free world’? (as if in that place, ‘the people’ are anything other than mere cyphers, whom the true locus of power both despises and yet taunts with the myth of ‘the people’ being ‘sovereign’)?

    Like almost all so-called political pundits today, whether on the ‘Left’ or the ‘Right’, the writer displays his utter lack of comprehension of all that modern politics is about. He is totally unaware that China is a successful nation, in which the lives and welfare of its citizens are paramount, enjoying the fruits of the political and economic system known as Industrial Capitalism. Whereas America (‘the leader of the free world’) cares nothing at all for its people, but puts all its political effort into supporting those malefic forces that seek to syphon off unearned wealth from the productive sector. Or to put it rather more starkly, America is totally invested in the support of usury and of exploitation of ‘the people’, a system diametrically opposed to Industrial Capitalism, which is to say that of Financial Capitalism.

    Or in other words, the ‘free world’ is one in which the only freedom is that of the dominant, triumphant and parasitic plutocratic faction to exploit and impoverish not only ‘the people’ but also the very fabric of the nation that they parasitise.

    Why are writers so naïve, or so obviously callous apologists for the ‘one per-cent’, allowed to infect the normally excellent quality of Unz material?

  7. Dutch Boy says:

    Big Pharma has controlled government health policy for years via their capture of the “regulatory” bureaucracies. This censorship is just a natural extension of that control.

  8. Letter signed by 1,500 United Health Workers from EU, Asia, Africa, Oceana, sent by courier and delivered to FBI to open investigation for crimes against humanity over scamdemic! Not sure if American physicians were asked to sign or not, but apparently none did, even though there have been many American physicians that have vocally criticized the scamdemic including high profile physicians like  Minnesota Senator Jensen, Ron Paul, former Pfizer CEO, as well as others.

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/international-alert-message-about-covid-19-united-health-professionals/5737680

    Chinese are also in the cult of covidian mythology and have produced over 300 million vaccines, primarily for what they are claiming is “vaccine diplomacy” for Serbians, that they lent money to to reconstruct a bridge damaged in the Kosovos war, which Serbian Girl that posts on this site informed me of the reconstructed bridge by the Chinese over a year ago, which I did verify that the Chinese did reconstruct the bridge, and for Pakistanis, and Indoseians, but China is holding off on vaccinating its own population with the vaccines that they are producing.

    Israelis, the UAE, Serbia, England, and the US have much higher populations of people that have been vaccinated by percentage than Canada, and European countries other than England,   There are 130 countries that have had zero covid vaccines, and 75% of vaccinated people live in ten countries, including small island countries. 

    Even though India has only vaccinated .78% of the population, or 10,715,204 people, which had previously produced 70% of the world’s vaccines prior to “covid” and China, which is looking to establish itself as a vacccine power house on par with India, China has only vaccinated 2.95% of its own population, India has just started to begin from these statistics, the U.S. has vaccinated 18.5% of its population, Russia, also a front runner in the scamdemic also using vaccine diplomacy exports, has vaccinated 2.7% of its population, which Putin has so far refused for himself, and the EU has ordered enough vaccines to vaccinate their entire populations five times. 

    Here are statistics on vaccines by country from World Statistics.
    The top number reflects the number of vaccinated people and the bottom number the percentage of vaccinated people in the population. 

    [MORE]

    Gibraltar
    28,778
    85.39
    Israel
    7,132,468
    78.78
    Seychelles
    61,351
    62.84
    United Arab Emirates
    5,466,831
    55.95
    Cayman Islands
    17,285
    26.61
    United Kingdom
    17,465,127
    26.21
    Serbia
    1,805,488
    26.00
    Jersey
    25,952
    25.34
    Bermuda
    13,155
    20.58
    Isle of Man
    17,150
    20.28
    United States
    59,585,043
    18.15
    Palau
    3,109
    17.26
    Turks and Caicos Islands
    6,433
    16.84
    Bahrain
    268,273
    16.35
    Chile
    2,873,389
    15.16
    Marshall Islands
    7,417
    12.62
    Malta
    59,702
    11.88
    Faroe Islands
    5,355
    11.00
    Federated States of Micronesia
    11,590
    10.18
    Anguilla
    1,341
    9.67
    Maldives
    50,047
    9.43
    Denmark
    459,031
    7.91
    Turkey
    6,361,699
    7.76
    Iceland
    25,718
    7.20
    Switzerland
    611,842
    7.16
    Norway
    371,630
    6.97
    Romania
    1,318,356
    6.79
    Poland
    2,556,999
    6.73
    Lithuania
    186,735
    6.68
    Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
    107
    6.52
    Slovenia
    134,920
    6.48
    Morocco
    2,362,150
    6.48
    Slovakia
    344,450
    6.32
    Spain
    2,936,011
    6.26
    Estonia
    82,370
    6.22
    Greece
    664,347
    6.19
    Monaco
    2,400
    6.16
    Finland
    333,631
    6.05
    Portugal
    618,636
    6.02
    Ireland
    293,752
    5.99
    Sweden
    585,843
    5.73
    Germany
    4,719,900
    5.69
    Italy
    3,387,947
    5.61
    Hungary
    544,253
    5.57
    Belgium
    630,829
    5.51
    Austria
    466,029
    5.26
    France
    3,514,014
    5.24
    Cyprus
    44,429
    5.07
    Czechia
    538,448
    5.06
    Luxembourg
    28,933
    4.71
    Greenland
    2,584
    4.60
    Singapore
    256,000
    4.49
    Netherlands
    719,632
    4.16
    Liechtenstein
    1,504
    3.92
    Canada
    1,402,139
    3.73
    Croatia
    142,222
    3.49
    Northern Cyprus
    11,000
    3.37
    Kuwait
    137,000
    3.26
    Oman
    157,742
    3.17
    China (Mainland)
    40,520,000
    2.95
    Russia
    3,900,000
    2.70
    Latvia
    43,388
    2.26
    Andorra
    1,622
    2.10
    Costa Rica
    96,948
    1.92
    Qatar
    50,000
    1.77
    Bulgaria
    104,268
    1.49
    Argentina
    668,654
    1.49
    Saudi Arabia
    501,710
    1.46
    Mexico
    1,574,158
    1.23
    Bangladesh
    1,848,313
    1.13
    Sri Lanka
    233,472
    1.07
    Panama
    36,114
    0.85
    India
    10,715,204
    0.78
    Indonesia
    1,787,976
    0.66
    Azerbaijan
    65,000
    0.65
    Nepal
    158,487
    0.55
    Peru
    142,165
    0.44
    Myanmar (Burma)
    103,142
    0.19
    Algeria
    75,000
    0.17
    Albania
    3,049
    0.11
    Bolivia
    10,167
    0.09
    Ecuador
    8,190
    0.05
    Pakistan
    52,768
    0.02
    Cambodia
    3,236
    0.02
    Mauritius
    207
    0.02
    Iran
    10,000
    0.01
    Egypt
    1,315
    0.00
    Guinea
     
    Sputnik News:

    “Along with AstraZeneca, Pfizer has also reported on production problems in Europe, with its Puurs, Belgium production plant facing issues leading to delayed delivery. The American multinational pharmaceuticals giant is promising to ship up to 600 million doses of its vaccine, developed in cooperation with German biotechnology company BioNTech, in 2021. Brussels has negotiated 300 million doses from French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi, 400 million from Johnson & Johnson, 405 million from CureVac, and 160 million doses from Moderna.

    The bloc has also held talks with Novavax for up to 200 million doses, and Valneva for 60 million doses, for a total of over 2.5 billion doses, which would be enough to vaccinate every man, woman and child in the bloc five times over.” – Sputnik News

    https://sputniknews.com/europe/202102011081945411-eu-heavyweights-threaten-to-sue-british-pharma-giant-if-preferential-treatment-for-uk-discovered/

    Putin who is now eligible for the Sputnik V vaccine, still has not decided to take it, but hopes that 80% of Russians will, and is also exporting to other countries in “vaccine diplomacy.”

    https://sputniknews.com/world/202102201082134452-when-will-the-pandemic-come-to-an-end-bill-gates-has-the-answer/

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-56025355

    https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/02/03/963264535/chinas-vaccine-campaign-hits-a-few-bumps

    https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/02/13/967336250/putin-hasnt-been-vaccinated-with-sputnik-v-yet-but-our-correspondent-got-the-sho

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-55748124

    Andrea Iravani

    • Replies: @Ultrafart the Brave
  9. VACCINES KILL!
    VACCINES KILL!
    VACCINES KILL!
    VACCINES KILL!
    VACCINES KILL!
    VACCINES KILL!
    VACCINES KILL!
    VACCINES KILL!

    Block that, Jackass Joe.

  10. anonymous[400] • Disclaimer says:

    that is the model of governance our rulers now seek

    They look to China with envy at how they’re able to manage their population and will try to copy as much as they can from them. Dealing with the icky masses and squeezing them for their productivity is what it’s about. Capitalist, communist or whatever, it’s control that they want.

    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
  11. I believe Biden is a puppet of the globalists and the corporate conglomerates. Interesting video link below:

    https://thenewamerican.com/chamber-of-horrors/

    • Replies: @GeeBee
  12. @No Friend Of The Devil

    Chinese are also in the cult of covidian mythology and have produced over 300 million vaccines, primarily for what they are claiming is “vaccine diplomacy” …

    Maybe so, but their version of the “Covidian Cult” – let’s call it “Corona Chan” – seems to be working out way better for them than the Western version.

    … but China is holding off on vaccinating its own population with the vaccines that they are producing.

    Seems like the smart thing to do, seeing as how Corona Chan doesn’t actually need a vaccine in the first place.

    From the outset, China went full-bottle on medicinal and nutritional mitigation of the bug, and publicised it’s experience to the world – but apparently no-one in the Western world wanted to know.

    In fact, Western countries actually BANNED their medical establishments from using the very medicines and nutritional supplements that China used to successfully treat Corona Chan.

    Here are statistics on vaccines by country from World Statistics.

    Thanks for this. A useful summary.

    The top number reflects the number of vaccinated people and the bottom number the percentage of vaccinated people in the population.

    It would have been so nice to have in a tabular format – shame the comment interface doesn’t allow that.

    Note that China’s total (40M) is up there with the USA (60M) and way ahead of the nearest runners-up, the UK (17M) and Israel (7M).

    BUT the actual species of vaccine being used in each country isn’t disclosed by this list.

    SO I’d wager that there’s going to be a shitload more “unintended consequences” (to put it mildly) in many countries compared to others.

    FWIW they’ve just started the “rollout” of the Pfizer mRNA “vaccine” in Australia, to great fanfare and with unprecedented media and celebrity promotion (WTF???).

    I’ve implored my health-worker sibling to avoid it at all costs, and if forced to take a “vaccine” (in a supposedly “free” democratic country), wait for the Astra Zeneca, which is (hopefully) less likely to kill her.

    • Replies: @Getaclue
  13. Ignorance and unwillingness to face facts, are the single most common reasons that doom most Americans. Plato defined sin as not having enough knowledge. In the age of the net, that is no longer an excuse. Americans know what’s going on, they simply refuse to acknowledge it clearly and consciously. Trump, with all of his faults, opened their conscience. Now whether he did it on purpose or accidently through his unrelenting style no one probably knows.. He was two steps forward, Biden, Harris, Pelosi, Schumer, etc. are five steps backward. That’s why they are using the heavy handed approach with American citizens. Get all of that America first nonsense out of your heads, is their credo, philosophy, doctrine. You and your nation, are nothing more than a cog in the plans of the globalist elite. You are nothing more than an economic number. Your value lies in how much you consume, nothing more or less. Your country is nothing more than an economic zone.

  14. Biff says:

    Perhaps, after all, China has experienced exponential growth in the last two decades and, presumably, that is the model of governance our rulers now seek; absolute dictatorial power that allows the people who own the primary industries and businesses to arbitrarily set policy and impose their own laws independent of any democratic process.

    This paragraph is miss guided and specious considering the average Chinese living standard is on the rise while the average American living standard is in decline. But yes. Absolute dictatorial power is coveted by the speech police, and here in the “free world” the last of the pretenses are coming down.

    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
  15. In a free country, it is the vaccine manufacturers that should be scrutinized, lambasted and taken to task for the shortcomings or lethality of their product, but not in America. In America, it is the vaccine critics that are being condemned and targeted by the state.

    I think you err in presuming that it was intended to be otherwise.
    Surprise! did we forget to tell you about Implied Powers?

    Though Adams was a Founding Father of the United States’ democracy, he couldn’t abide personal scorn. In July 1798, he signed the Alien and Sedition Acts that, among other things, made it illegal to “write, print, utter, or publish . . . any false, scandalous and malicious writing or writings” against the president and other executive branch officials.

    The convictions of more than two dozen people stirred public protests. James Madison singled out the need to protect the press, which had played a vital role in defeating the British in the Revolution. “The press has exerted a freedom in canvassing the merits and measures of public men, of every description,” he said. “On this footing, the freedom of the press has stood; on this footing it yet stands.”

    But Federalists defended the crackdown, claiming some of the criticism was designed to undermine Adams’s lawful election.

    In July 1798, while passing through Newark on his way to his summer home in Massachusetts, Adams rode in his coach in a downtown parade complete with a 16-cannon salute. When Baldwin and his buddy Brown Clark heard the cannon shots while drinking heavily at a local tavern, Clark remarked, “There goes the president, and they are firing at his arse.” Baldwin responded that he didn’t care “if they fired thro’ his arse.” The tavern owner reported the conversation, and both drinkers were fined and jailed for sedition.

    Just one decade after adoption of the U.S. Constitution, the United States had survived its first constitutional crisis. At stake, Jefferson said in his 1801 inauguration speech, was the right of citizens “to think freely and to speak and write what they think.”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2018/09/08/the-thin-skinned-president-who-made-it-illegal-to-criticize-his-office/

  16. @Tony Ryals

    ‘WELL, WOULD YOU BUY THE CAR?

    ‘NO.

    So don’t get the jab, either’

    I tend to approach it from the other direction. As a reasonably healthy sixty two year old, the odds that the Corona Virus would kill me or even make me seriously ill are nil. In fact, for all I know, I’ve caught it and already got over it. My seventy-something neighbor tested positive two months ago and had no symptoms whatsoever.

    On the other hand, I see little reason to be certain the vaccine is risk-free. Therefore, why should I risk it? If others feel the virus does pose a serious risk to themselves, they are, of course, free to get vaccinated.

    • Agree: meamjojo
  17. I certainly would not risk an RNA vaccine because there is no track record and potential side effects look serious and long term. It is suspicious that they are refusing to allow any dissent to be published and it fits the fascist template. The threatened coercion, i.e., immunity passports and refusal to allow work or doing stuff are other indications that they know it is dangerous and require force and propaganda to make people go against their best interests by submitting. It is all fascism as is indicated. I am not sure I accept his characterisations of China. I’ve never been there so I can’t really judge, but I suspect a lot of the critiques of China are politically based, and are due to the fact China, whatever its political system, is more adequately representing the interests of its population compared to the egregious yankee imperium and its vassal states.

  18. The totalitarian lurch of the Democrazies, RINOs, the MSM sewer, Deep State, Zionazi Fifth Columns etc, was inevitable, as the Fourth Reich bombed out 700 years plus short of the required ‘Thousand Years’, but the choice of vaccines to go Full Big Brother is pretty sinister, is it not. It does not require much of a paranoid streak to see the fanatic determination to jab us all, over and over, as rather troubling.

  19. @Tony Ryals

    ‘Epoch Times’ is Falun Gong ie C.I.A.

    • Agree: Wielgus
    • Replies: @Getaclue
  20. @GeeBee

    Here in Austfailia ANY comment concerning China that is not negative, often psychopathologically and plainly racistly so, or sneering and contemptuous, in the MSM is simply unknown. The few voices defending China were purged about a year ago, and the racists are growing ever more hate-crazed and deranged. And I do mean HATE. Yours is an excellent contribution, GeeBee.

  21. Censorship? What censorship? The State and the MSM are simply protecting me from dangerous conspiracy theorists like yourself.

    The People are nothing without the State.

    /sarc

    vita ars imitatur

  22. Bigfoot says:

    The fact is, this is not a “Vaccine” its an Mrna program, to make your cells produce Covid Spikes. (Thorns)

    The people who are KEEN to reduce Global Population are anxious to have the population vaccinated, with an Mrna program designed to instruct healthy cells to produce spikes of a foreign body, which may or may not infect most of the people.

    But the Spikes will hurt you. You are likely to develop Headache, Fatigue, Fever, Chills, Dizziness, Pain, Nausea, death, etc. etc.

    The Vaccine is developed by Big Pharmas, who have a revolving door relationship with governments and regulatory authorities and they have been given protection from prosecution, if the Vaccine (which has not been animal tested) produced adverse effect, including death.

    Hmmmm Its time we used this thing between our ears. Our lives depend on it.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
  23. I’m very sympathetic to Mike’s views here. These RNA vacinnes are radically new, & grossly under tested.
    I would ask all to think very, very carefully about a so-called “jab”.
    Unfortunately, this current, completely valid & legitimate questioning is easily contextualised into the general “anti-vaxer” nuttiness.
    General anti-vaxers tend to be dick heads.
    The 100’s of millions of lives saved by vaccines are real — BUT the Covid Vac”s are completely different. Sadly, this gives the Establishment a wedge where they don’t deserve it.

    • Replies: @fredtard
  24. GeeBee says:
    @Stephen J. Gray

    I believe Biden is a puppet of the globalists and the corporate conglomerates.

    You really do need to pay more attention. Every President of the USA since Woodrow Wilson has been a puppet of ‘the matrix’ in which true power resides in our Modernism-infected Western world. Shall we name these toxic, callous parasites? Why not? Big Business, Wall Street, Big Pharma, the Military-Security Complex, the Mainstream Media, the Legal Apparatus, the so-called ‘Education’ establishment and, squatting at the top of the pile like a foul and bunch-backed toad, the Financial International.

  25. @GeeBee

    I was with you until your last sentence. Are you suggesting that TUR not publish essays which you don’t agree with? Isn’t that what Google and Facebook are doing now?

    • Replies: @GeeBee
  26. Anonymous[202] • Disclaimer says:
    @GeeBee

    Good point. Too many people still can’t process that China is at this moment a much freer country than the US with an infinitely better ruling class to boot. That said, the oppression in the West is just starting so it won’t be long before Whitney and his nostalgic brethren get forced to reassess their worldview. It’s coming, and it’s going to be ugly, painful and illuminating.

    The rest of the article is good, though. All the morons and shills who argued that the First Amendment isn’t a dead letter as long as censorship comes from a non-governmental source are looking foolish now. It was always a lame excuse since every thinking person could see the same hand moving both the Internet monopoly and the government critter chess pieces in unison. In essence, the destruction of our fundamental rights was being excused with a labelling switch and now they don’t even care to pretend anymore.

    The silver lining is that the open hostility and oppression will make it very difficult to not get red-pilled. Even the slowest goy will have to take notice and make a stand.

    • Agree: GeeBee
  27. @Bigfoot

    I do wonder why our rulers (in the UK at any event) are so keen on the entire population being jabbed.

    I can understand wanting to jab the elderly and the vulnerable (ranging from lardbutts to people with Downs, chemo patients, people with lowered immunity for whatever reason). Then God willing the hospitals won’t be clogged and people can have their operations instead of postponements.

    But why vaccinate people who aren’t going to be affected by Covid?

    btw any of you can go and look at the figures for any type of vaccine, although the data seems a little off. I asked for deaths from the Covid jab split by age and sex – it returned (just ten minutes ago) 799 events, but the total at the bottom was 815 i.e. 102% of 799.

    It also told me that 15 people with unrecorded age and unrecorded sex had died, as well as a girl of 1-2 years. Why on earth would you vaccinate a toddler?

    https://wonder.cdc.gov/VAERS.html

  28. @Anonymous

    “China is at this moment a much freer country than the US with an infinitely better ruling class to boot”

    Don’t know if it’s freer, but the ruling class are much better, in that they don’t hate Han Chinese or want to replace them.

  29. GeeBee says:
    @follyofwar

    I stand before you a chastened man good sir! Thankyou for your salutary corrective.

  30. fredtard says:
    @animalogic

    Dick heads, huh?

    At least these new “vaccines” were tested in Phase 3 trials against an inert (saline) placebo, which is NOT the case for ANY of the 16+ vaccines on the CDC’s childhood immunization schedule. All those “placebos” were previously-approved vaccines containing comparable adjuvant(s), or the cocktail minus the antigen only. So we have no true long-term safety data on any of them. There are very few studies worldwide comparing overall health between fully vaccinated to unvaccinated populations, none of which were done by vaccine manufacturers or U.S. public health agencies. The ones that have been recently published, from Africa and from Dr. Paul Thomas’ pediatric practice in Oregon, all are highly unfavorable to the vaccine myth. Vaccines, designed to hyper-stimulate the immune system, cause allergies, asthma, and all kinds of autoimmunity, all truly epidemic conditions right now.

    I know: polio, polio, POLIO! The sv-40 virus contaminant in polio vaccines manufactured between 1955 and 1961 is strongly implicated in millions of cases of human soft-tissue cancers in the U.S. The death rates from polio, and all other “vaccine-preventable” diseases dropped by 90+% prior to vaccine introduction due to improved nutrition, sanitation, and water treatment. And, “polio” got renamed as encephalitis, Guillane-Barre, MS, etc. after mass vaxx began, all conditions with near-identical clinical presentations.

    You’ve been brainwashed. There are no studies that show vaccines do not cause autism. The single, yes single, study the “experts” hang that hat on, endlessly cross-referenced, compared children fully vaccinated according to the CDC schedule, to children fully vaccinated except for the MMR vaccine. So they can say MMR doesn’t cause autism. But the MMR, a live, attenuated vaccine, does not contain aluminum adjuvant, the ingredient most implicated in neurotoxicity and neuroinflammation. If you doubt there’s an issue, read this paper:

    http://vaccinepapers.org/review-paper-al-adjuvant-autism-20-pages-97-references/.

    My background is toxicology. The aluminum adjuvants have not been tested by U.S. health agencies or vaccine manufacturers for toxicity. The big push for total vaccine manufacturer indemnification, which was passed by Congress and signed by Reagan in 1986, came about because of public outcries over injuries caused primarily by the DTP vaccine, which contains the aluminum adjuvant. MMR/autism is a red herring. It was great when they finally got rid of the mercury (thimerosol) preservative in the early 2000s (except for the multi-dose flu vaccine, which still contains mercury), but the aluminum remains. It’s not needed in whole-cell/particle vaccines, as these elicit the desired immune response (high antibody titer, the only measure of vaccine efficacy used) without adjuvant. The antigen-only or fractured cell/particle vaccines, including HepB given on the day of birth (effing crazy!) DTaP, HPV vaccines and many others contain outright toxic levels of aluminum, especially when administered to very small people. Doses are not usually adjusted for body weight. They use adjuvant in these vaccines because our immune systems won’t produce the desired antibodies without the hyper-inflammatory crack high from the aluminum.

    I can think of two good things that will come out of this plandemic: 1) people will stay home when they’re sick, more so than before, and 2) people will question their long-held delusions about the “safety and efficacy” of ALL vaccines. Myths are more insidious than lies.

    • Thanks: RoatanBill, Polemos
    • Replies: @Blackbird
  31. Blackbird says:
    @Tony Ryals

    You wouldn’t buy a car that is “95% successful”?!
    Guess I’d better update my Craigslist ad…

  32. Blackbird says:
    @fredtard

    Fred,

    Good summary of the real history of vaccines and vaccination. Thanks.

    We are told to “Trust the Science”. And yet if we use science to try to understand “Covid”, we find little to no application of science (with the exception of psychology) by the so-called “scientists”/”experts”. They misuse the term “isolated” and claim to have isolated the virus that causes “Covid-19” – they haven’t. A PCR test neither designed nor appropriate for diagnosis is used as such. The official criteria for application of the term “pandemic” was changed in March and suddenly “Covid-19” – a disease with an incredible diversity of symptoms with no laboratory-verified causal link to an identified (isolated) agent – is a worldwide existential crisis. If we look at deaths caused by cold and flu we find they virtually disappeared. If we further look for “excess deaths” (deaths above a multi-year rolling average) we don’t find them – anywhere. If we look at official guidelines on the classification of “Covid-19” infection or death, we find directives that are very unscientific. We are told to wear masks but have been told by those same officials (and the manufacturers) that they are ineffective in controlling the spread of disease. And now we are told that experimental vaccines rushed into production are necessary to save our lives – and to return to that beloved neverland, “Normal”. You can’t rush long-term studies! They have even changed the criteria for “vaccine effectiveness” for the new “Covid” miracle drugs/operating systems.

    I trust myself, and others, to employ science (basically just logic with a little math mixed in) in a search for the truth. Unfortunately learned helplessness (and the embrace of ignorance) has been one of the most successful curricula in US schools over the past few generations. “Science” is definitely not following the dictates of shady people (look up their records – it’s the scientific thing to do) who have lied to me every step of the way.

    • Agree: RoatanBill
    • Replies: @Flying Dutchman
    , @Spanky
  33. @Blackbird

    That’s an excellent summary of the position.

  34. As usual, well done Mike Whitney. Short, to the point, covers all the bases. Regretably for my country of birth, I can’t take issue with a word of your essay. I drew the same conclusions some time ago. It’s the awful truth.

  35. Never EVER take their DNA altering POISON that has now killed THOUSANDS! I suggest GLOBAL BOUNTIES on the empty heads of GATES, Soros, FAUCI, and others pushing this.

  36. anon[712] • Disclaimer says:
    @GeeBee

    At the rate that Biden is working at taking away personal freedoms, it won’t be long before China looks like a shining example of personal freedoms while the US has lost everything it once had. Rush checked out at the right time.

  37. Spanky says:
    @Blackbird

    Well said…

    I won’t be getting “the jab”.

    Which is kind of humorous, in a perverse way, because back in March / April I was firmly in the “this could be bad” camp. While not risk-adverse, and in fact far from it, I am just naturally cautious when something new appears and the ability to rationally calculate its risk is not available. Even more so when it appears that either someone’s lab rat escaped or a biological weapon deployed — no one knew then and, well, we still don’t.

    But COVID-19’s effects, whatever COVID-19 actually is, or if it even exists, simply do not warrant the hysteria being generated. And the political overtones of this hysteria are far too obvious, and too numerous, to be ignored. Not to mention that both government and media have shredded whatever credibility they may once have enjoyed…

    So, for most people, the risk of COVID-19 appears not worth vaccination at all, considering the other simple and effective alternatives for its prevention and treatment. And its certainly not worth playing guinea pig for big pharma’s untested mRNA vaccines.

    So, thanks, but no jab for me.

    P.S. Is it conceivable that COVID-19 and its mRNA “vaccines” are actually a binary bio-weapon? Asking for a friend…

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    , @Blackbird
  38. @anonymous

    The most recent Harvard survey of popular opinion in China found 95% satisfied or very satisfied with their governance. The Chinese standard of living has been growing strongly for decades, as that in the USA, for the vast majority, slowly sank. Chinese are BIG savers, travel overseas in huge numbers, and enjoy world-class education, transport and infrastructure. And they see their system as ‘democratic’. And politics is not used to divide them against themselves into hateful and hostile factions.

  39. @Biff

    Speech is pretty ‘free’ in China, so long as you do not preach overthrow of the Government and the ruling system. Quite understandable given decades of effort and the expenditure of hundreds of billions, by the West, led by the USA, to ‘…bring China down’, and smash it into pieces.

    • Agree: Ultrafart the Brave
    • Replies: @Getaclue
  40. @Anonymous

    The HATRED of China, that has risen to the level of a mania here in Australia, is race and civilizational hatred, and fear that the 500 year reign of terror by the West over humanity is coming to an end. The leaders of the West, including the Judeosupremacist shadow shoguns, are absolutely determined to ‘..bring China down’, one way or another. One faction here, represented by local Judeofascists, is pro-Russia, in a plain hope that a post-Putin Russia can join the great race war, ‘Clash of Civilizations’ attack on the Yellow Peril.

  41. Blackbird says:
    @Spanky

    Spanky,

    “Is it conceivable that COVID-19 and its mRNA “vaccines” are actually a binary bio-weapon?” I think a rational analysis leaves no other explanation.

    • Thanks: Spanky
  42. Getaclue says:
    @Mulga Mumblebrain

    CIA is full of NWO Globalists Communists/Rockefeller Foundation Ivy League types — they’re good with China.

  43. Getaclue says:
    @Ultrafart the Brave

    Your comment as to China is stupid — nobody actually knows what is up there because there is absolutely NO information that is not totally controlled by the ChiComs/Government — nobody actually knows their true CVirus numbers or even what happened at their Lab, Doctors go “missing” who don’t spout the proper bs — those vans show up and people never reappear — that’s your paradise — the USA sucks now because it is becoming China.

    • Replies: @Ultrafart the Brave
  44. Getaclue says:
    @Mulga Mumblebrain

    LOL — “pretty free” = monitored and policed in every way possible 24/7, you have to check your phone to see if you can leave your apartment…. — yes the USA is sucking — but it is sucking because it is becoming more and more like China and may actually out China China soon — this is, of course, the Rockefeller/Globalist plan (given David Rockefeller basically created “Modern” China while screwing over the USA completely, China is the “Model” for the world the Banksters seek to improve — quite a guy David R — hope he’s enjoying his Eternal “reward”):

    https://vigilantcitizen.com/latestnews/the-true-agenda-of-the-who-a-new-world-order-modeled-after-china/

  45. @Getaclue

    … that’s your paradise …

    Well there’s a case of cynical projection if ever I’ve seen one.
    What has China ever done to deserve such venom?

    And this –

    … nobody actually knows what is up there because there is absolutely NO information that is not totally controlled by the ChiComs/Government …

    … and yet, despite this, somehow you know –

    Doctors go “missing” who don’t spout the proper bs — those vans show up and people never reappear (!!!)

    Pardon the inference, but it all sounds a little conspiratorial to me.

    …the USA sucks now because it is becoming China.

    No, the USA sucks now because it’s been hijacked by billionaire fascists and God knows who else, with mischief and mayhem on their minds.

    One might say it’s the end result of the “Greed is Good” culture – only good for the greediest, not so much for the rest.

  46. Getaclue says:

    Your comments are not reality based — intentionally or are you really that clueless?

    The fact that the ChiCom Government censors and monitors everything/everyone is not up for dispute — except for you– there is a vast amount of research on this but this gives a nice overview – – you can easily research and find tons of credible evidence supporting this fact: https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/media-censorship-china

    How the ChiCom Government suppressed information as to CVirus last February:
    https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/08/803766743/critics-say-china-has-suppressed-and-censored-information-in-coronavirus-outbrea — They just now let their toadies at the WHO in after denying access for months — and of course the Communist led WHO is not going to do any kind of a legitimate investigation….

    As to the Vans you say — This “sounds a little conspiratorial to me”? You want to live where this goes on?
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1165416/Chinas-hi-tech-death-van-criminals-executed-organs-sold-black-market.html

    As to “Billionaire Fascists” — China has them too, and ChiCom Party members of course get nicely taken care of… — and yes the USA is being groomed to be like China for the Peons, no rights and do as your told by Bureaucrats, as that is the NWO Globalist goal that Rockefeller and the other NWO creeps set up in creating “Modern” China as their “Model” for the Bankster World– without David Rockefeller there is no “Modern” China — his fingerprints are all over it just as they are all over the demise of the USA. The USA sucks because it is no longer the USA based on the Constitution and the principles it was founded on– Communist China sucks because it is Communist.

  47. Hmm. I’m getting a sense that you really don’t like China. In fact, you seem to have a really big boner for China – and not in a nice way.

    We can all be selective, and I admit I’m not immune to confirmation bias.

    But seriously – https://www.dailymail.co.uk ???

    Hey, I’ll browse through a daily rag if it has a Page Three girl. Maybe even for the comics, too.

    But again, seriously, not for the news (except maybe the local news).

    As for your conviction that the USA sucks because it is becoming China, and China sucks because it is Communist, perhaps if the economic prospects for the average American citizen were as positive as for the average Chinese citizen right now, you might be happy to suck (or maybe just have a nervous breakdown).

    In any case, IMO that’s unlikely, not least because whatever America is turning into right now is most definitely totalitarian, but it sure doesn’t look communist to me. More like the Third Reich on steroids minus the industry, prosperity and racial purity.

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