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Consortium News deploys the CIA’s “conspiracy theory” meme

Mark Crispin Miller

The late, great Robert Parry founded Consortium News in 1995, in response to “a crisis building in the U.S. news media,” whose allergy to inconvenient information he knew all too well from having worked for Newsweek and AP.

“The mainstream media was falling into a pattern of groupthink on issue after issue, often ignoring important factual information because it didn’t fit with what all the Important People knew to be true,” wrote Parry in 2015.

“Looking back over the past two decades,” he continued, “I wish I could say that the media trend that we detected in the mid-1990s had been reversed. But, if anything, it’s grown worse. The major Western news outlets now conflate the discrete difficulties from made-up ‘fake news’ and baseless ‘conspiracy theories’ with responsible dissenting analyses. All get thrown into the same pot and
subjected to disdain and ridicule.”

Such was the tactic used to make Parry himself look like a kook, when he shed light on Iran/contra and the “October surprise,” just as it was used in the mid-Nineties to demolish Gary Webb, the investigative journalist who broke the story of the CIA’s drug smuggling out of Nicaragua.

By then the tactic had been used successfully for roughly thirty years, after the CIA, in its Memo #1035-960, first weaponized the phrase “conspiracy theory” to discredit critics of the Warren Report.

By the time Parry founded Consortium News — as George Seldes (in 1940) and I.F. Stone (in 1953) had founded their respective antidotes to the propaganda gushing from the US press — “conspiracy theory” had been absorbed into the hearts and minds of everybody in the US and beyond, so that most people felt — and feel — that they must distrust their own quite rational suspicions of elite attempts to rob them of their rights and freedoms, as if the very notion of such covert class warfare, waged by Them against the rest of us, is absolutely crazy on its face.

That is a very dangerous idea, as it has largely incapacitated We the People, by giving them a sentimental misimpression of executive authority, so that they often can’t believe our government would do the things it’s actually, demonstrably, been doing to the rest of us, and peoples all over the world, for decades.

From the assassinations of our most beloved leaders, to the initiation, and protraction, of gratuitous wars and rightist coups abroad, to the orchestration of horrific terrorist attacks on our own soil, to the stealing of elections everywhere (including here), to the harassment and imprisonment of whistle-blowers and other activists, to the shattering experiments in mind control inflicted on prisoners, mental patients, students and other helpless people, to the routine approval of drugs and vaccines that do lasting harm, and even kill; and so on.

Those independent outlets bold enough to tell the awful truths that all the other media ridicule as lunacy are few and far between; and Robert Parry’s was among the best of them.

I say “was” because Consortium News has just gone over to the enemy, by publishing a solemn editorial highlighting UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’recent diatribe against the “dangerous epidemic of misinformation” about COVID-19.

“Wild conspiracy theories are infecting the Internet,” raved the UN chief (see above video), casting all such dissident material as itself a plague that — clearly — must be “cured,” which is to say, wiped out, just like that apocalyptic virus.

And what, exactly, would those “wild conspiracy theories” urge us to believe?

Social media has been inundated by opposition to vaccines, promotion of the idea that Covid-19 is just like a normal flu, that hospitals are empty and that enforced self-isolation based on medical advice is a plot to impose a permanent police state.”

Guterres, or his speechwriter (or handler), did his best to make what Parry called some quite “responsible dissenting analyses” sound as unhinged — and dangerous — as possible.

All four of what the Secretary-General “decries” as “wild conspiracy theories” are obfuscations of important facts that everybody needs to know, in order to protect ourselves from real “misinformation” that’s more dangerous than COVID-19.

1) “Social media has been inundated by opposition to vaccines.”

Thus Guterres, following Big Pharma’s script, casts advocates of vaccine safety as “anti-vaxxers,” which is like calling critics of Vioxx, or opioids, “anti-drug,” or critics of GMO’s, glyphosate, or refined sugar, “anti-food.”

While there are arguments against all vaccination, and some pop up online, what’s “inundating” social media, and what Guterres actually deplores, is wholly valid information — scientific studies, records of the US Vaccine Court, product inserts from the vaccine manufacturers themselves, as well as harrowing personal accounts of vaccine injury — on the dangers of particular vaccines, such as the MMR, Gardasil and flu shots, among other proven toxins.

Also “inundating” social media are reports on scientific studies of the various drug therapies — hydroxychloroquine (in combination with azithromycin and/or high-dose Vitamin C), remdesevir, Ivermectin, Interferon Alfa 2B (from Cuba), Avigen (a Japanese flu drug), a placenta-based cell therapy from Israel, and so on —that would obviate the need for a new COVID-19 vaccine.

Such is the solid and important information that’s “infecting the Internet,” according to the UN Secretary-General — and the editors of Consortium News, who, apparently, would also like to see the Internet “disinfected.”

2) “Social media has been inundated by … promotion of the idea that Covid-19 is just like a normal flu.”

While that “idea” is clearly ludicrous — “a normal flu” does not entail acute hypoxemia, nor is it fatally exacerbated by the use of ventilators —Guterres’ blanket charge would necessarily include an “idea” that’s not ludicrous at all: that the death rate among COVID-19 patients is comparable to that of influenza.

Such is the important finding of Dr. John Ioannidis’s team, from their study of COVID-19 antibody seroprevalence in Santa Clara County:

True infection rate fatality is in the ballpark of seasonal influenza,”

We find much the same rough equivalence in a Dutch study, suggesting that 3% of Holland’s population may have the coronavirus antibodies, with a case fatality rate of 0.7%.

Such numbers offer us a very healthy antidote to the terroristic coverage of this crisis by the media, whose “wild” exaggeration of the danger facing us — exaggeration that’s now proving far more lethal than that virus — is based wholly on the shrieking prophecies of doom that we’ve been hearing from Bill Gates, WHO’s Tedros Adhonam, and now the UN Secretary-General, who seems to want us to be paralyzed with fear — and, evidently, so does Consortium News.

3) “Social media has been inundated by … the idea … that hospitals are empty.”

While some hospitals are overwhelmed, as their workers have been saying (or would say, if their bosses hadn’t gagged them), a lot of hospitals are empty — too empty, as fear of COVID-19 has kept all too many people far away, with grave conditions (strokes, heart attacks, diabetes, appendicitis) that would ordinarily have them in the hospital.

As for the field hospitals set up last month to handle the expected mobs of COVID-19 patients (at the Javits Center in New York, the CenturyLink Field Event Center in Seattle, and on the USNS Comfort and USNS Mercy), they’ve now been closed down for lack of business, while others (at McCormick Place in Chicago, and in New York’s Central Park) appear to have few patients, if the many photos of them in the local press failed somehow to exclude the suffering masses there.

To call this a “conspiracy theory” is to contradict what people the world over (myself included) have seen with their own eyes — and, again, to stoke the panic that is killing off the world economy, and, with it, countless people, mostly poor.

4) “Social media has been inundated by … the idea …. that enforced self-isolation based on medical advice is a plot to impose a permanent police state.”

This last of Guterres’ charges of “conspiracy theory” is his craziest. Leaving aside the fact that there’s much expert “medical advice” against the policy of “enforced self-isolation” (a consensus that’s been growing steadily), the signs of the police state are as blatant as a rubber bullet in the eye, as governments have sicced the cops on people the world over, dictating day-to-day behavior with the zeal and vigilance of any Nazi Governor or Soviet commissar.

Perhaps the Secretary-General of the United Nations could devote some resources to tracking the abuse of power by national, state and city governments worldwide, as cops now use surveillance drones to badger people taking walks in Paris, Britain, Spain, California and Elizabeth, New Jersey, as well as in the UAE and (of course) China;

And as “governments in Italy, Germany, Austria, China, South Korea and Taiwan have begun analysing smartphone data so as to determine to what extent populations are really locking themselves down at home,” as Forbes reported a few weeks ago (noting that the US and UK were close to doing the same);

And as the cops in Colorado handcuffed a man (a former cop) for playing catch with his daughter in a park, and the cops are fining residents of Beverly, Massachusetts, a Boston suburb, $100 for walking the wrong way on the township’s one-way sidewalks, and thirty cops raided a child’s birthday party in Los Angeles, and the governor of Michigan has banned travel between two residences in the state; and so on.

It would take a full-time staff to keep track of such police-state measures, now commonplace throughout the “democratic” West just as in Dubai, Colombia and the Philippines.

However, the prospect of “a permanent police state” — singular — is obviously looming not just in the crackdowns by those disparate governments, but also, or especially, in the clear agenda of the globalist cabal in which the UN Secretary-General serves so prominent a role.

It’s no “conspiracy theory,” but an established fact, that the World Health Organization, the Gates Foundation (WHO’s most lavish funder), the World Economic Forum, the Clinton Foundation, UNICEF and the component giants of Big Pharma have joined forces in “Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance,” a “public-private partnership” that is explicitly intent on vaccinating every human being on Earth, through house-to-house campaigns by goon squads (personnel with “minimal training”) ready to confront and overcome resistance.

Nor is it a “conspiracy theory,” but a matter of public record, that Gates intends, through those mass vaccinations, to inject every member of the human race with a “tattoo-like mechanism,” so that one’s vaccine history may be read instantly by cell phones; and it is also not a “theory” but a fact that, in the meantime, Gates et al. plan to require everyone who wants to leave the house to carry “immunity certificates” — a concept first proposed in Germany two weeks ago, and one that Dr. Fauci says is “being discussed” for roll-out here in the US.

Even if this dystopian scenario were groundless, as the UN Secretary-General has charged, it’s no “conspiracy theory” to point out that this crisis has been most convenient for the powers that be, as it has instantly and totally snuffed out vigorous protest movements that were growing all around the world.

From the un-silent majority supporting Bernie Sanders here in the US, to the Yellow Vests in France, to the robust protests of state corruption and/or neoliberal economic policies in Chile, Argentina, Honduras, Ecuador, Brazil, and Haiti, Indonesia, Lebanon and Cameroon, to the feminist uprisings in Mexico and all over South America; and so on.

“2019 may be remembered as the year of the protests, as demonstrations are engulfing the world,” FAIR noted in December (in an article spotlighting the Western media’s exclusive focus on Hong Kong).

The COVID-19 crisis has extinguished all that fire, and blocked all public memory that it was burning — just as World War I stamped out the rich political ferment of the Progressive Era in the US, and like developments in Europe; and just as 9/11 put an end to the growing grass-roots pushback against “free trade,” and the mass refusal to accept Bush/Cheney as legitimate, after the theft of the election in 2000.

As effective as those prior crises were at ending mass resistance and dissent, they were as nothing by comparison with this crisis, which has not just silenced everyone, but has us all cut off from one another, locked up under quasi-voluntary house arrest.

* * *

Thus this crisis has not only radically empowered governments throughout the world, and granted international authority to a gigantic “public-private partnership” intent on exercising full control over our very bodies, and our children’s bodies — and, as well, the world economy, and global food supply (two “conspiracy theories” that I don’t have space for here).

While thus exalting those authorities, the COVID-19 crisis has also disabled actual mass protest of that empowerment—the only kind of protest that our masters fear — by terrorizing people into staying home, and keeping far apart when we skulk out, to go buy groceries (if any) and medicine (if we can afford it).

Maybe the snuffing out of all that protest was deliberate, or maybe it was just an inadvertent benefit of this apocalyptic crisis. Either way, it’s really happened — just as some vaccines are toxic, unnecessary and/or ineffective; and the number of COVID-19 deaths is comparable to that of influenza; and many hospitals are standing empty, even in the places that, reportedly, are hardest hit; and the prospect of a “permanent police state” is very real, its signs quite clear to anyone who’s half-awake, and not gone blind from having drunk the Kool-Aid gushing endlessly from “our free press.”

To warn us not to heed those dismal facts by calling them “wild conspiracy theories” is not only a Big Lie, and a form of gaslighting, but — in light of what will happen if we don’t face up to them — a crime against humanity.

We would expect that “wild” Big Lie from the UN Secretary-General, just as we’d expect it from Bill Gates, or Dr. Fauci, or — especially — the New York Times.

What we would not expect is that Consortium News would echo that Big Lie instead of blowing it to smithereens, as Robert Parry always did as a reporter of forbidden truths, and as he clearly meant Consortium News to do.

That even his dissenting forum has now joined the thunderous propaganda chorus drowning out the truth about this lethal crisis—along with “Democracy Now!” and other outlets on “the left” — tells us that we’re in even bigger trouble than we thought, and that we must fight all the more intrepidly to honor Robert Parry’s name, by following his great example.

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Peter Fisher
Peter Fisher
Jun 22, 2020 2:53 PM

Since Parry passed, Consortium News has gone to the dogs. I don’t read it anymore as it has gone woke and any dissent in the comment section is deleted, or not published. It’s a sham.

zoltan jorovic
zoltan jorovic
May 18, 2020 11:40 AM

Who decides what is a legitimate concern and what a conspiracy theory? When does one become the other? It seems obvious that there is no clear border between them and that like most things there is black and white with a big zone of grey which shades gradually from one to the other. The job of journalists is to try to extract the light from the dark. But too often people continue pushing theories that have long been discredited by thorough investigation. Then what?

BDBinc
BDBinc
Apr 27, 2020 7:51 PM

CIA and UN are two peas in a pod of a genetically modified Roman empire.
People afraid are figuratively sucking on the teat of the UN and media releases.
The memes are swallowed with gusto.
Like media cult members deeply indoctrinated they know ( or so they believe).
So identified with the content of their minds psychologically other opposing ideas (such as the facts )are seen as a threat to their very existence.

BDBinc
BDBinc
Apr 27, 2020 7:38 PM

Hello it was the UN that told people he was being tortured and if you
believe the UN well…theres no hope .
Assange is CIA , obviously as no enemy of Washington just lollygags( not
assassinated which is weird right?) around an embassy making babies and
partying with other celebs.
And that wikileaks was developed by CIA to catch whistle blowers before
they leaked.
Some people don’t have reasoning minds and don’t know who is a NWO shill
and who isn’t.

Petra Liverani
Petra Liverani
Apr 28, 2020 5:40 AM
Reply to  BDBinc

Yes, I’d never believe anything from the UN, BDB, however, I do believe images that don’t show signs of doctoring and that are completely consistent. While Chelsea could not have looked perkier after her alleged 7-year stint in jail that included 22 hours a day of solitary confinement (the Masonic 22s in Chelsea’s story blow one’s mind), Julian did not look at all well after his confinement in the Ecuadorian embassy. The reason for the massive difference in appearance between the two? Chelsea is an intelligence asset and used the faked Collateral Murder video to infiltrate Wikileaks while Julian is genuine in wishing to leak important documents. That doesn’t make him a saint but there is zero evidence of him being an intelligence asset. Of course, they could have toned down Chelsea’s perkiness to give her more credibility but that’s not their MO – nope. They push it in our faces that she is an intelligence asset all over the place – in the ludicrous manner alleged for how she leaked her documents, in her treated-like-a-princess interview on ABC’s Nightline with Juju Chang, in her perky manner of leaving the courtroom just having been sentenced to 35 years jail … and on and on.

I will totally agree with you that there are fake whistleblowers galore out there – every single 9/11 one (their purpose being to distract from the pivotal truth of staged death and injury), for example, but Julian is not. To make that claim, you should provide the evidence.
https://occamsrazorterrorevents.weebly.com/wikileaks-controlled-opposition.html

John Ervin
John Ervin
Apr 29, 2020 1:39 AM
Reply to  Petra Liverani

I really don’t have any axe to grind with Assange, honestly.

But, honestly too, have any given a glance to the considerable well-sourced evidence in his regard at http://www.spitfirelist.org ? The founder of that site, Emory, is pretty provable as the research successor to Mae Brussel, practically her heir apparent, and I sat five feet from him in a small group 2 or 3 years ago, in his last public lecture, February 18, in South Pasadena, L.A., while he raised his voice and looked up from his notes and said, “People, they are spies. SPIES!” And Assange is a key focus, among a number, for Emory.

Of, course, in our spookocracies and gangster states, today, who isn’t?

But sad punchlines aside, he is quite adamant that Assange is a double, “or triple”, agent. A fake -out.

Of course, he’s not an oracle, nor others, which I why I say look at the evidence. Assange & Sandoz, Karl Lundstrom, “The Family”, Israel Shamir (of Sweden). I see a lot of others.

I’m surprised more hasn’t been delved into. But not shocked.

As I said, I assume everyone is an agent until they aren’t. Including myself. Seriously, I think there are enough of those who see me as their very own personal “useful ijjit”. There are those who call Emory that, too.

But I’m more interested in issues and what facts are in the realm of reliable, let the expert spies assign the names, or aliases…

John Ervin
John Ervin
Apr 29, 2020 1:41 AM
Reply to  John Ervin

MY BAD: http://www.spitfirelist.com

I conflate com and org too often, but its easy enough to do!

Petra Liverani
Petra Liverani
Apr 29, 2020 2:54 AM
Reply to  John Ervin

John, I think it’s pretty straightforward that Julian is not an intelligence asset for the reasons I explained in my last comment. Also, as Wikileaks has been infiltrated, things he says might be guided by misleading advice he’s getting from infiltrators. Perhaps the nonsense he says on 9/11 is a result of that misleading advice.

I went to the spitfire site and put Assange into the search. The blurbs on the resulting articles seem very unconvincing. If you can point me to a specific piece of what might be called evidence, please do.

John Ervin
John Ervin
Apr 29, 2020 3:16 AM
Reply to  Petra Liverani

Already did. The sources aren’t good enough?

Petra Liverani
Petra Liverani
Apr 29, 2020 5:44 AM
Reply to  John Ervin

OK, John, describe in your own words a piece of the evidence showing he’s an intelligence asset.

Here’s more evidence he isn’t.
I’ve written a comment on an article by Philip Roddis that includes discussion of Henry Dunn, a 19 year-old alleged to have been killed by a UK-based CIA agent, Anne Sacoolas, driving on the wrong side of the road, 400m from an RAF base where she was visiting her husband, who managed to return to the US without trial due to “immunity”. My comment provides evidence that the alleged death is, in reality, a psyop.
https://off-guardian.org/2020/04/26/three-new-reads-april/#comment-158760

I vaguely wondered, cluelessly, the purpose of this psyop but reasons for psyops are not really my area, I’m really only good at getting the psyop itself.

After I posted my comment I came across an article headlined:

Harry Dunn family call for blocking Assange extradition on lack of reciprocity grounds
http://french.presstv.com/Detail/2020/02/23/619364/UK-US-Harry-Dunn-Julian-Assange-Extradition

Thus, I think we can infer that at least one of the purposes of this psyop is to gain public support for extraditing Anne Sacoolas back to the UK – and oh well, if that means Julian needs to be extradited to the US on the grounds of reciprocity – so be it. They’re pushing the “what-an-outrage-that-the-woman-responsible-for-this-manslaughter-is-getting-off-scot-free!” button to make Julian’s extradition more palatable and justifiable.

joey_n
joey_n
May 6, 2020 11:38 PM
Reply to  John Ervin

What are the opinions of Spitfire List on Israeli influence on American foreign policy, BDS, and Israeli-Palestinian relations?

joey_n
joey_n
May 7, 2020 12:03 AM
Reply to  John Ervin

Upon searching ‘Assange’ on Spitfire List, I found this:
http://spitfirelist.com/news/alt-right-assange-the-facebook-virtual-panopticon-and-the-victory-of-the-trumpenkampfverbande/
The preview says:

WikiLeaks is a fascist, “Alt-Right” institution that aided Trump’s election. Facebook, one of whose largest stockholders is Trump supporter Peter Thiel, also helped aid the election of “The Donald.”

Spitfire List also views Assange as some anti-Semite. I have yet to see evidence that confirms this.

John Ervin
John Ervin
May 7, 2020 2:24 AM
Reply to  joey_n

It’s all there at his site. I posted the links elsewhere, as well as this thread. I met Emory a couple years ago and he was talking about THIEL that afternoon. If you Google different keywords you’ll be sure to find it all. That’s how I did. He’s vilified by some known bad guys, so that’s a reference!

I always remind myself that I’ve been fooled on occasion, but I’ve been listening to Emory off and on for 35 years, and I’ve never been able to catch errors, though clearly so many things I can’t prove, or disprove. I would love to believe Assange is all that he says he is.

joey_n
joey_n
May 19, 2020 4:09 AM
Reply to  John Ervin

Well, dang.
Until coming across this, the impression I got is that WikiLeaks managed to expose American war crimes.
Later on, I searched for ‘Hillary Clinton’ and ‘Obama’ to see what Emory thought of them and what he knows of the war crimes Barack Obama committed during his presidency. Some of the articles I found seemed to portray Clinton and Obama as victims of ‘right-wing’ psychological warfare. Is it my imagination, or does SpitfireList in general have a pro-Clinton, pro-Democrat bias?

Brett Harris
Brett Harris
May 28, 2020 5:56 AM
Reply to  Petra Liverani

Julian might be the real deal, but members of his so-called defence team have some very dubious associations, even to the untouchable crook Bill Browder. Some like the admitted CIA recruit Geoffrey Robertson QC, is testifying in parliamentary inquiries across the planet, pushing for Browder’s fake Magnitsky Act, designed to “allow” a Western club to interfere in any countries internal affairs and sanction anyone on the planet.https://www.thekomisarscoop.com/2019/11/assange-lawyers-links-to-u-s-govt-bill-browder-raises-questions/

MikeH
MikeH
Apr 27, 2020 3:09 PM

Divide and conquer – fake-news psychological operations have definitely succeeded with this disappointing article as anybody, apart from those already entrenched in their own opposing viewpoints, will merely be left confused and unenlightened. Off-Guardian contributors themselves are becoming less effective and convincing in their clarity of argument. Pity!

Arby
Arby
Apr 27, 2020 12:35 PM

Those of us who were paying attention would have noticed that Consortium News had gone bad some time ago. (See “Progressives – part 4” / https://arrby.wordpress.com/2019/11/04/progressives-part-4/

I also noticed a while back that Mark was spouting establishment propaganda about the father of modern day counterinsurgency (General Maxwell Taylor) JFK. For those who forget their Pentagon/ intelligence agency jargon, counterinsurgency means State terrorism. (It’s a bit of an eyesore but here’s my compendium on the Kennedy brothers: https://app.box.com/s/nrb7s56g6qzwi9323nuve1irt8oe4lpc)

Watch these people OG!

Martin Usher
Martin Usher
Apr 27, 2020 8:16 AM

Social media serves the same purpose as gossip did for spreading rumors in the pre-Internet age. It wouldn’t be so harmful if it wasn’t for media outlets in their frantic search for me-too type clickbait picking up selected rumors and making them concrete. This is not only a dereliction of duty by the media but it opens the door to manipulation, the creation and circulation of rumors to generate a particular political outcome.

It does seem to me that a lot of journalists look for stories that fit a particular template — they look for events to fit a narrative rather than forming a narrative around events.

Petra Liverani
Petra Liverani
Apr 27, 2020 7:24 AM

While some hospitals are overwhelmed, as their workers have been saying (or would say, if their bosses hadn’t gagged them), a lot of hospitals are empty — too empty, as fear of COVID-19 has kept all too many people far away, with grave conditions (strokes, heart attacks, diabetes, appendicitis) that would ordinarily have them in the hospital.

What hospitals overwhelmed? It’s an assumption to say that workers would have been saying if not gagged. I mean, come on. They’re dancing in the hallways. They so rub this in our faces. I cannot believe that people will say “it’s blown out of proportion” when you see the in-your-face presaging of what’s happening now at the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony. People are so expert at ignoring evidence. They just gloss right over it. There is no way in the whole wide world that the opening ceremony didn’t deliberately presage the alleged C-19 pandemic. No way.
https://archive.org/details/2012-london-games-predictive-programming-1

And as the cops in Colorado handcuffed a man (a former cop) for playing catch with his daughter in a park …

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8196337/Colorado-man-handcuffed-playing-tee-ball-wife-kid-park.html

Don’t see where it’s mentioned Matt is a former cop.

I have no doubt real measures are implemented but they much prefer to fake it in order to intimidate and get compliance that way than do it for real. Anything reported in the media one must always take with a grain of salt.

As soon as I saw the headline in the article above with the age of cop being the big Masonic number of 33 I’m like, “Right, OK. If this is real I’ll eat my hat.”

Anomalies:
1. Second bullet point (text repeated twice throughout) missing word “by” after “shared” which makes it difficult to understand (or perhaps I’m just slow) –
“Video shared [by] former Brighton City Councilman Kirby Wallin showed Mooney being detained by Brighton police on Sunday.”

2. Strange expression: “A park sign at Donelson does say ‘Closed'” should be “A sign at Donelson Park does say ‘Closed'” or as the park is already mentioned perhaps just “A sign at the park …” and in a news report I’d think you’d dispense with the “does” even if followed by “but in smaller text …”

3. Says “throwing the teeball” when as it’s the first mention of the actual ball it should be “a teeball”. There is mention of playing teeball but that refers to the game not to the ball object itself.

4. The video footage we are shown is ludicrously blurry and it only looks as if there is one female among the people. The female doesn’t look like the wife but she looks taller than the daughter we see in the photos.

Very unconvincing story.

Petra Liverani
Petra Liverani
Apr 27, 2020 7:25 AM
Reply to  Petra Liverani

Oops! Not age of cop, age of alleged detainee.

Tony Kevin
Tony Kevin
Apr 27, 2020 7:11 AM

I recently posted three comments to this thread. I cannot find them. Are they being editorially vetted ?

Admin1
Admin
Admin1
Apr 27, 2020 12:38 PM
Reply to  Tony Kevin

No, there’s no vetting. But sometimes a comment will just fail to appear. I checked in the spam folder and there’s nothing from you there. We advise people to keep copies of longer comments against this possibility.

Tony Kevin
Tony Kevin
Apr 27, 2020 7:10 AM

I recently posted three posts to this discussion. I cannot find them. Are they being vetted? Tony Kevin

JohnB
JohnB
Apr 27, 2020 9:46 AM
Reply to  Tony Kevin

No, refresh the page, change the sort order.

Richard Tamm
Richard Tamm
Apr 27, 2020 2:58 AM

Mark! I carefully listened to the short video speech by the UN chief, Antonio Guterres, that you have linked at the start of this article you wrote. He never said what you quote: “Social media has been inundated by opposition to vaccines, promotion of the idea that Covid-19 is just like a normal flu, that hospitals are empty and that enforced self-isolation based on medical advice is a plot to impose a permanent police state.” Did he say this somewhere else? If he did, it would be good/important to include that link. Otherwise people may wonder about the disconnect between what he is saying and what you are quoting and countering. Thanks! Great article, but this disconnect is rather jarring for me.

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Apr 26, 2020 11:41 PM

This should have been headline news around the World: The WHO Vaccine Safety Summit (Dec 2, 2019)

The Highwire (Del Bigtree) full episode
WHO is lying to you?
Streamed live on 9 Jan 2020
https://youtu.be/82KJGSLT2e4

Playlist of short clips (17 vids):

Jean Ranc
Jean Ranc
Apr 26, 2020 11:10 PM

Finally, after a year and a half of the editor of Consortium News, Joe Lauria, censoring all of my comments with an electronic block against all of my email addresses, I feel vindicated by Mark Crispin Miller’s expose of what’s going on in that once superb, pioneering on-line journal. Thank you, Mark! I became the target of Lauria’s blockade after daring to challenge his editing, not only of the one piece I’d gotten published there, but for expressing my concern over what he was doing to distort the work of other CN contributors, whom I admired. So there was that… then after he refused my offer to write a piece in collaboration with Italian journalists on the infamous US military base, Camp Darby, on the Tuscan coast of Italy, which is our largest off-shore weapons arsenal in the world, he falsely accused me of reacting “unprofessionally”. After that, I occasionally expressed my opinion or added some information as a comment to an article or to praise one I particularly admired…until out-of-the-blue, anything I wrote from any of my addresses (I tested each), I was blocked. And furthermore, after I protested, he threatened to have an N.C. judge issue a “desist order” against me. (I’m a retired psychologist who spent years in clinical & research work in the UNC Dept. of Psychiatry.

Thus, as a psychologist & writer, it’s become clear to me that he’s a very weak little man who can’t stand being challenged by writers who are so much smarter and more courageous than he. But the terrible truth beyond the fact that Lauria’s not capable of filling Parry’s huge shoes, is that members of the CN Board to whom I wrote or lest phone messages of protest: Ray McGovern and Gareth Porter plus the President of the Board, Parry’s widow Diane Dustin, will not even respond, much less do anything about it. Hence post-Parry, Consortium News continues to sink into the swamp with much of the rest of D.C. where it too, has now been infected with the Covid-19 mindless-media mania.

At least, all of my comments that were selectively censored by live NYTimes editors and not because I ever attacked or maligned anyone, but rather because they did not conform to “The Official Script”…while Lauria’s blockade is pure personal malice. However, after he emasculated and re-named my piece then published it without sending me the draft for my approval, as he’d promised, almost a year later, it was finally published exactly as I wrote it and with my own title, which you can find at: http://www.strategic-culture.org for April 13, 2018 as “Russophobia, a WMD (Weapon of Mass Deception)” or just do a web search by the title as it was re-published by multiple on-line sites.

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
Apr 27, 2020 1:28 AM
Reply to  Jean Ranc

Bravo, Jean. Nil bastardi carborundum.

John Ervin
John Ervin
Apr 27, 2020 1:11 PM

I’m lost in the language of translation: just to clarify, is it bravo or brava, here? Enquiring minds want to know.

Jean Ranc
Jean Ranc
Apr 27, 2020 2:11 PM
Reply to  John Ervin

Good morning John, In French, “Jean” would be masculine translated “John” of course, but I’m an American woman who retrieved my French ancestral name, “Ranc”, when I divorced and legally joined the clan, who were French Huguenots and fled Catholic persecution after the Edict of Nantes was revoked. But now, as Glenn Greenwald warned us in his book, there’s “No Place to Hide”, so we must take a stand where we are to write and fight!

John Ervin
John Ervin
Apr 27, 2020 6:18 PM
Reply to  Jean Ranc

Greenwald would know, sans doute, as all signs point to him as a deeply embedded asset of the 4th Reich. Spitfirelist.com has chapter and verse on those connections, beginning more or less with his 20+ part series, Eddie the Friendly Spook. I’ve been listening to Emory for over 30 years, met him, he’s read something I sent on his show, and now double back often to the website above. Never been able to catch him in any fabrication, though clearly we can’t prove much.

Thanks for the clarification on name and handle, it was exactly as I thought: displaced old school French name, spelling, so the Huguenot roots add up. My nickname, as a long inside joke, is Jean Val-jean, so I knew about that part, but I figured you were female, so as not to conflate it with Jeanne.

It’s all good in the ‘hood!

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
Apr 29, 2020 10:08 AM
Reply to  John Ervin

Bravissimo!

Gary Weglarz
Gary Weglarz
Apr 27, 2020 2:46 AM
Reply to  Jean Ranc

Jean – thank you for sharing that story. I now understand that I’m in better company than I realized in also being blocked for some time now from commenting at Consortium. Very sad to see that site descend into such mediocrity, but it certainly isn’t alone among “progressive” media that have now done so.

Loverat
Loverat
Apr 27, 2020 7:06 PM
Reply to  Jean Ranc

Jean Ranc

There’s been quite a bit of stuff like this going on which always surprised me not least because you’d think alternative media editors would be different.

Not so, so and hard to reconcile their attitude with their stated purpose and supposed reasons they went into this.

There is a snobbery and culture of not wishing to support new authors and engaging those wishing to get involved. Its no wonder alternative media struggles to get people to donate. Ive had similar attitudes with other sites but theres not much point pushing it beyond giving them a few home truths and leaving it at that.

In your position I would advise if people are difficult take your work elsewhere. If good, it will get published.

I honestly wouldnt worry too much. Big egos are in the places you wouldnt necessarily expect to find them. Fact of life sadly.

Jean Ranc
Jean Ranc
Apr 27, 2020 9:53 PM
Reply to  Loverat

“If good it will get published.” I wish, but alas it’s no longer so. Once upon a time in the 70’s, as a regular writer of “letters to the editor”, I was recognized by a feisty, young editor as witty & wise so was instantly transformed into a columnist and thus, went on to cover the ’72 NH primary for that regional NH-VT newspaper. And in those bygone, pre-Neoliberal days, I had a satirical verse published as an op-ed in the NYTimes, which now censors any & all of my comments which don’t conform to The Official Liberal Script…until I canelled my subscription & no longer bother to read it.
Ditto, The Boston Globe, where my op-eds were published in the 70’s but most recently the insipid op-ed editor (whose emails to the DNC asking how she & The Globe could help Hillary in the ’16 NH Primary had been outed by WikiLeaks)…would not even respond to my offer & f/u phone call to write a piece on the 2018 Solzhenitsyn Centennial international conference in which I’d been invited to participate & included a visit to the family’s Cavendish, VT farm hosted by his son, Ignat. Nope, as that rebel-writer Solzhenitsyn, who cracked the Soviet Union with his “Gulag Archipelago”, didn’t appreciate our Exceptional Empire enough to remain down-on-the-farm & praise all of our Humanitarian Interventions & Democracy-Spreading around the world… instead thanked US for his family’s 18 years of exile & returned with his wife, Natalya, to live in Russia, after his country men and women had liberated themselves!

And when I returned to live in that same area of VT-NH in 2014-18, I noticed that my old newspaper was by then channeling WaPo’s toxic news & views, so tactfully offered my work to The Editors as an alternate view, but they wouldn’t even meet with me and after scanning my recently published work, The Editor-in- Chief retorted, “We know what you think and we’re not publishing it!” or, as it turned out…not even my satirical verse on Bernie’s “Red, White & Blue Revolution” as a “letter-to-the-editor”. Nor, would my editor from the 70’s, by then a “Gentleman Farmer” & card-carrying member of The Establishment, living half a mile down that country road from me & still writing an occasional column for the paper, speak a word to them in my behalf.

Here, in NC since the early 80’s, as a free lance writer, in addition to my full time job as a psychologist, I was happily published in all 3 of our MSM triangle newspapers, as well as, the superb alternate weekly. But since McClatchy bought up all of the former, has slowly destroyed them & collapsed into bankruptcy and the weekly was chopped in half, sold and barely exists by publishing junk + semi-porn personal ads…there’s absolutely no space for a colorful satirist in that fading, gray wasteland. Otherwise, my offers to write for any of the almost all-male, on-line Tribal Chieftains like Lauria & their 99% segregated male bastions have been rejected. But not to sound totally depressive, I celebrate the fact that while living in Santa Fe, NM, I was warmly welcomed by the editors of that city’s splendid, independent, family-owned (since the mid-19th century) daily paper, The Santa Fe New Mexican, where I served as an international travel writer-photographer! And now that I’ve been introduced to Mark Crispin Miller…thanks to Off-G…I must get in touch with him to see whether those of us who are convinced that we must wrest The Means of Communication from the Oligarchs…can begin brain-storming about how we might create media co-op: a real writer-reader-owned Consortium of News & Views! And perhaps here & now is a great place to start among all of you independent thinkers-writers?

Loverat
Loverat
Apr 27, 2020 10:55 PM
Reply to  Jean Ranc

Jean Ranc

I know what you mean. But Ive been around and Off G really is a great site whether a reader or author.

Without going into my story too much Ive had a few negative experiences elsewhere, including CN and am amazed at the contempt some sites have for supporters. Some time ago I decided to contribute to whichever site provided the best coverage and treated their readers and authors properly. I took my time during this process and discounted a fair number during this time including CN, Mintpress and others.

Im happy with the choice I made.

By the way, I note you are a pyschologist. I went to one a few years ago and she taught me some good coping strategies for dealing with difficult people

Mind you at the end I got the sense she couldnt work me out at all. But I found
it quite a compliment to be told I was ‘complex’

Anyway I love your posts and reckon this is a good place to share experiences and let off steam occasionally. We need to doing these times.

Jean Ranc
Jean Ranc
Apr 27, 2020 11:21 PM
Reply to  Loverat

So where are you published so I can read your work? Meanwhile, I’ll shout out again to the Off-G Editors: SEND ME YOUR POSTAL MAIL ADDRESS AND I’LL SEND YOU A CHECK TO HELP KEEP YOUR MARVELOUS SITE RUNNING…until we figure out a better means of funding like writers-readers-owned co-ops? I don’t put my credit card on the internet…especially not on sites where their Silicon Billionaire founders/owners get a cut!

Nikola Milosevic
Nikola Milosevic
Apr 29, 2020 2:27 PM
Reply to  Jean Ranc

I am with you on support subject…. Every month I got email from PayPal that some founds get out to sites like this one makes me sad since then I support both sides.
Tks
Nikola

Dhaem
Dhaem
Apr 26, 2020 9:27 PM

Excuse me for intruding on your convenient fantasy, but Robert Parry is DEAD. So you have no idea how he would be reacting to the pandemic, real or not. Just as many of us, some with vastly more experience than you, were surprised, sometimes disappointingly, by icons like RP, you might very well be raked over the coals. Humility is a good thing, especially in your role.

Alpine Observer
Alpine Observer
Apr 26, 2020 9:40 PM
Reply to  Dhaem

It’s called an opinion, and people are entitled to hold one.

Dhaem
Dhaem
Apr 26, 2020 9:45 PM

Exactly! Which I just did. Thank you for validating that.

Don Quixote
Don Quixote
Apr 27, 2020 3:00 AM
Reply to  Dhaem

So your entitled opinion is, expressly, merely to assert that others haven’t sufficient understanding of the issue at hand to express an opinion.

“Robert Parry is DEAD. So you have no idea how he would be reacting to the pandemic, real or not.”

The pompous stupidity of this statement speaks for itself.

John Ervin
John Ervin
Apr 27, 2020 2:01 PM
Reply to  Dhaem

Besides, the article indicates that he IS dead. Perhaps it should have made that more explicit, but it makes it clear that Parry is in the past tense.

I never trusted CN, from the start. Can’t put my finger precisely on it. I published at OpEdNews because they suggested one bagatelle I posted at People Count about voting reform 15 years ago might be expanded at their site.

They first posted it under my name, but not long later under the elections editor Brunwasser name, without making it searchable by my name, then someone truncated the latter part about native Americans and their relation to voting philosophy, and the most important part, how (American) corporate culture had genocided the Indians here as part of a longer range plan to pulverise tribal roots such as you find in other countries, especially (“Majority”) 3rd World, as part of a yet bigger plan to atomise family and tribal networks -endemic social “immune systems”- throughout the world!! Not really new ideas, but I was able to connect them in a relevant way to their strategy of crashing all our voting rights and protections, and endemic (people-based) natural voting security. And you see how that impacts what this whole past month has been about: SOCIAL DISTANCING. Kill our tribal connections, mostly deracinated with the smallpox genocide of the American Indian, the auctioning off of black families, all the loving destruction of popular roots in (US)American. And that Godzilla of the Corporation loves to do that everywhere it goes. “Unspeakable.”

They actually subtracted that part, the really relevant part, of my piece, from their online archive and left the opening, which was only, mostly, variations on a theme by, if you can believe it (14 years ago), yes: Mark Crispin Miller. I quote some of what he wrote in my opening paragraph.

But they kept the fluff and chopped off the head of the piece: native-themed, at the end, about the meaninglessness of paper trails in voting and necessary reform, and “finding ourselves on our own trail of tears”. (That was a connection between all voters and the plight of the Sioux and other tribes during the mid to late 1800s of relocation to reservations and “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee”.)

That part was simply disappeared! Incredible. The analysis there was highly complementary to what we are going thru now, in essence like peas in a pod. It was a prequel.

I didn’t submit there for 8 years, and then I mentioned one day a plot to use the internet to atomize us yet further, and an agent jumped online minutes later in reply to my comment on the thread, angily, about my use of 3 key words. Obviously a spook, and I outed him, and then the same editor, after having been super-open and sensitive with my piece: “CIVIL LIBERTIES ALERT: PACIFICA RADIO UNDER SIEGE IN NY AND DC” emailed me shortly after my altercation with the comment thread interloper who was clearly CIA, ending her note with those telling words, “Keep in touch.”

Heh, heh. I take the trouble to document some of this, because it shows how this kind of tactic is being replicated all over the Faux Left and Faux Reform sites. If you watch but a little, any really vital idea, any counter-counter-insurgent insight, any single that sheds light on certain Intel strategies, is going to get its behind censored, or basically vaporised. Whenever “they” can get away with it.

I know in advance which ones. That’s why I post them.

The 4th Reich is all about taking away from the people any budding defenses of their freedoms, as they appear.

When they can. If that’s too inconvenient, they will go after the popular “perp” personally.

That’s a fact.

Given their commanding presence, strategies need to be adjusted very thoughtfully. They so love when we come at them directly!

Except when scoring.

Cassandra
Cassandra
Apr 26, 2020 8:36 PM

Thank you very much for publishing this excellent commentary. Mark Crispin Miller is an indispensable Thank you very much for publishing this excellent commentary. Mark Crispin Miller is an indispensable voice in times like these where critical minds are being marginalized and ridiculed, as the Guterres’ video clearly shows.

Like a broad-spectrum antibiotic (eradicating different bacteria) the term “conspiracy theory” (CT) works as a “broad-spectrum” STIGMA-WORD (eradicating dissent) but in both cases “resistant strains” cannot be avoided.

The irony here is that many journalists fall into the CT-trap while considering themselves to be intellectually superior to the masses. In his essay “On Disobedience” Erich Fromm offers us a hint on how this acceptance of a seemingly “rational authority” works:

“[…] a captain of a ship giving orders in an emergency, acts in the name of reason which, being universal, I can accept…

The CN editors believe that Guterres, the CDC, Fauci, the WHO etc. all speak and act “in the name of reason” which is apparently demonstrated by the numbers they cite:

“Statistics show Covid-19 is anything but a common flu. From October 2019 to Jan. 11, 2020, the U.S. CDC said at least 13 million Americans got the flu, killing 6,600 people. From Jan. 19, the date of the first recorded Covid-19 case in the U.S., to April 14, there have been 613,886 infected Americans, killing 26,047.
Over these two, three-month periods, the rate of death is dramatically higher for Covid-19 (4.24 percent) than the flu (0.05 percent), and this comes with the mitigating effects of lock-downs and social isolation, not practiced for common influenza. There is no vaccine for Covid-19 as there is for influenza, making it that more dangerous.

(After 17 yrs there is still no vaccine for SARS (the older “brother” of SARS-Cov-2 (one of hundreds of “Corona-Viruses” out there) and yet there is no SARS-epidemic. A healthy immune-system can take care of any virus (unless the virus was “weaponized” in a BT-lab)

They blindly accept the numbers without analysing their origin or context. To arrive at the “rate of death” for COVID-19 we take the number of “deaths” (26.047) and divide by 1% of the “infected” Americans (6138,86). Result: 4,24

3 problems arise here already:

1) the “number of deaths” is unreliable because there is no distinction between dying WITH and dying FROM SARS-CoV-2. (as previously pointed out here in several OffG articles, most fatal cases had one or more chronic co-morbidities, )
2) In epidemiology, the Case Fatality Rate (CFR) is a major – but not the only – indicator for the pathogenicity of an infectious agent (the ability to cause/resist disease depends first and foremost on the immune / health status of a person).
• The CFR is calculated by dividing the number of (confirmed) deaths by 1% of all infected people. But nobody knows how many people in the US really are infected since many infections are asymptomatic or mild so these people do not seek medical advice.
• The CFR for the flu is so much lower because they are based on “at least 13 million” (infections) but of course nobody ever tested 13 mn Americans for influenza virus. Instead random-samples (swabs) are taken in influenza-monitoring during the flu-season and this number is then multiplied by a factor of 10-20 to get an estimate for the whole population (see Sir Patrick Vallance and Prof. John Lee in previous articles). So if we take the lower value, 10 we get 6,138.860 million infections and the CFR decreases to: 0,4 %.
• (BTW, according to Prof. Lee (citing CDC figures) the number of “flu-deaths” this season in the US was 23.000.)
• So if the Consortium News editors had done their homework, they would not compare (foul) apples with oranges and realize that the “dramatically higher” death rate is an illusion.
• Even more so, if we include the testimony of Dr. Annie Bukacek and Dr. Scott Jensen regarding the encouraged falsification of death certificates)

(Some real figures: Here in Austria, 2,69% of all hospital beds and 13,5% of all ICU-beds are occupied by COVID-19 patients.)

The “conspiracy theory” stigma works so well because it targets our human need for acceptance, for belonging to a bigger group and our fears of becoming an object of ridicule & scorn and the ultimate scare – be treated like a pariah.

Journalists are particularly vulnerable to fall into this psychological trap because as “intellectuals” they want to show how “rational” they are so they follow authorities who sound “reasonable” and join them in denouncing the “unreasonable” (tin-foil hats, etc.)

The submission to “rational” authority works even better when the institution / person appears to act with moral authority: “Saving lives” is a wonderful slogan for generating conformity and “saving your own life” by following our (faulty) reasoning and tyrannical orders is of course even more persuasive.
Again, I would like to refer to the great Erich Fromm explaining how obedience to authority is achieved (in “the herd”):

“[…] the obedience … must be transformed into one rooted in man’s heart. Man must want and even need to obey, instead of only fearing to disobey. If this is to be achieved, power must assume the qualities of the All Good, of the All Wise […] . If this happens, power can proclaim that disobedience is sin and obedience virtue; and once this has been proclaimed, the many can accept obedience because it is good and detest disobedience because it is bad, rather than to detest themselves for being cowards.”
And some final thoughts Fromm pointed out in his essay:
• Obedience to a person, INSTITUTION or power (heteronomous obedience) is submission; it implies the abdication of my autonomy and the acceptance of a foreign will or judgment in place of my own.
• Obedience to MY OWN REASON or conviction (autonomous obedience) is not an act of submission but one of affirmation. My conviction and my judgment, if authentically mine, are part of me. If I follow them rather than the judgment of others, I am being myself; hence the word obey can be applied only in a metaphorical sense and with a meaning which is fundamentally different from the one in the case of “heteronomous obedience.”

Why is man so prone to obey and why is it so difficult for him to disobey? As long as I am obedient to the power of the State, the Church, or public opinion, I feel safe and protected-

A person can become free through acts of disobedience by learning to say no TO POWER. But not only is the capacity for disobedience the condition for freedom; FREEDOM is also the condition for disobedience. If I am afraid of freedom, I cannot dare to say “no,” I cannot have the courage to be disobedient. Indeed, freedom and the capacity for disobedience are inseparable; hence any social, political, and religious system which proclaims freedom, yet stamps out disobedience, cannot speak the truth.

https://cognitive-liberty.online/wp-content/uploads/Professor-Erich-Fromm-Disobedience-as-a-Psychological-and-Moral-Problem.pdf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xklxMvq0vA (Fromm- audio-recording 1963)

P.S. WE DO NOT NEED a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine (let alone RNA-vaccines) but we DO NEED to stop the increasing immunogenic, cancerogenic and toxic substances in our soil, air and food …(including electro-pollution – see Dr. Robert Becker, a pioneer in electro-biology)

Mike Ellwood
Mike Ellwood
Apr 26, 2020 10:03 PM
Reply to  Cassandra

Amen, especially to the last paragraph.

And there is also no vaccine for HIV-AIDS, after nearly 40 years. David Crowe has done much to expose the myths surrounding HIV-AIDS, Ebola, SARS, and is now doing a good job on SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19.

jjc
jjc
Apr 26, 2020 8:25 PM

Consortium News has published several dozen stories on the coronavirus. The one cited in this piece is not a “solemn editorial”, it is a factual presentation of a public statement by a senior UN official which is newsworthy, agree with him or not.

At no point is Consortium News expressing a party line or telling its readers what to think. This O-G article certainly is.

Gall
Gall
Apr 26, 2020 7:23 PM

I think you, Jon Rappoport and Anti-Empire are the only two that haven’t bought into the CoronaCon(TM). I gave up on VT who with Clinton loving Duff has totally gone to the dark side.

Now he’s singing in the chorus with the rest of the soulless MSM zombies posting total BS about Trump recommending that people inject Lysol. I watched the briefing and Lysol wasn’t even mentioned. Never mind injecting that shit. Hey but why let facts get in the way of a good narrative?

Anyway the height or absurdity was my wife getting an email the “Other 98%” a Soros astroturf outfit asking her to sign a ridiculous pledge not to inject Lysol and the company coming up with some lame warning.

Personally I was kinda miffed for not receiving one myself from change.org because I would have told them to use the “pledge” as a suppository.

Aside from that imperious emperor Gates is now warning everybody that they’ll need a vaccination to travel even if they’ve formed a natural immunity to Covid 19 and Seattle Times wrote a puff piece on him saying that MS is involved in a “Conspiracy” to save the world. Again please save us from our saviors!

Yes Bill Gates will save us alright. Just ask all those dead and disabled in Africa and India who have been “saved” by his vaccines.

Not to mention the fact that the “Spanish” Flue epidemic was started by an effort to develop a vaccine:

http://themillenniumreport.com/2018/11/spanish-flu-of-1918-was-really-a-bioterror-attack-on-humanity/

Just as the polio epidemics is Africa and India started after Vaccine Bill started testing vaccines there according to RFK Jr.

Things are heating up folks and I’m glad you guys are here giving us real information and news. Keep up the good work.

der einzige
der einzige
Apr 26, 2020 9:19 PM
Reply to  Gall

Add James Corbett. I was happy when I saw that Off-G and James are doing a Plandemic program together. There’s a chance James will change Off-G’s mind about Mossange. I failed despite dozens of documented entries, but James is James 😉
Everybody who used the brain knew it 10 years ago

acar burak
acar burak
Apr 27, 2020 4:25 AM
Reply to  der einzige

Do you think white is black, good is evil, truth is lie, der einzige? Do you like kicking cats as well?

My impression of James Corbett, from little I’ve seen, is that he’s another con man, only less vulgar than Alex Jones. But as I haven’t bothered to analyze him thoroughly I haven’t replied to another poster’s similar comment in another article. Now, thanks to you, he’s fully exposed.

Off-Guardian’s flirtation with such a pest (James Corbett) is very disturbing. A charlatan, a conspiracy theorist tries to smear a very honorable and decent man being tortured for exposing real conspiracies of catastrophic consequences.

der einzige
der einzige
Apr 27, 2020 7:23 AM
Reply to  acar burak

It’s not me and James who has trouble distinguishing colors, only your super hero
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zG23AyiIObk
You will remind me what it was “exposing real conspiracies of catastrophic consequences.” Because I somehow do not associate any such story. The MSM in which your spuper hero published did not publish such things.

Moneycircus
Moneycircus
Apr 27, 2020 6:03 AM
Reply to  der einzige

Excellent points from the Jameses, Evan Pilato and Corbett. Treat every source as disinformation.

Seamus Padraig
Seamus Padraig
Apr 26, 2020 7:22 PM

Excellent piece, Off-G! I hope you’ll feature many more from Mark Crispin Miller.

I am normally a died-in-the-wool pessimist; however, the protests that are now occurring in the US and elsewhere are making me just a teensy bit more optimistic than usual. I really think our message is starting to have an impact. The fact that globalist organizations like the UN now have to publicly denounce (and therefore, in a back-handed sense, promote) our views as “conspiracy theories” is probably good news. Heck, even some on the alt-right seem to be getting it! The Daily Stormer, for example, has been aggressively promoting the Wisconsin protests, which only seem to be getting bigger and bigger.

Pessimist that I am, I know it’s all too good to last …. but I’m still savoring it while it does!

Loverat
Loverat
Apr 26, 2020 7:52 PM
Reply to  Seamus Padraig

Seamus

Keeping positive is the way. And knowing that one day you will be vindicated.

In the last 3 years Ive detected a change in the way alt media and a few others are getting their point across.

Theres a new strength and passion in the message which took a while to get through. Its the quieter voices getting the message through.

Tim Hayward who seems a very mild mannered professor man speaking at ‘Media on Trial’ in Leeds was awesome. Piers Robinson too and his work since.

If Media on Trial is back on this year, Im going to drag everyone here along – not because their message is different to this. But because this group of 6 experts are extremely effective at a live event breaking down complex matters to an audience on the start of their journey.

Kit Knightly getting his face out there was a great move too.

These people inspire those who have alot to offer but in real life are unassuming and shy. When the quieter ones speak out, the establishment know they’re in trouble.

Hank
Hank
Apr 26, 2020 6:24 PM

CDC said the flu claimed 80,000 people in 2017/18 and that’s with a flu vaccine?

The US National Academy of Sciences says,

Specifically, in the absence of vaccination, about 77 million infections, 470,000 hospitalizations, and 130,000 deaths would be expected during an influenza season.
https://www.pnas.org/conten

Remember Corona or Covid19 has no vaccine

Interesting stats to say the least. We never went into lock down for any flu or virus in the past till now yet they were far more dangerous even with a vaccine than Covid19 without.

Also consider that New York, Michigan, New Jersey, California , Illinois, Pennsylvania, Louisiana and Connecticut are by far the highest numbers of Covid 19 deaths are also run by Democrats and account for 40,000 of the 54,000 deaths in the USA.

Mike Ellwood
Mike Ellwood
Apr 26, 2020 11:54 PM
Reply to  Hank

You seem to imply that flu vaccines “work”. I am by no means convinced.

BTW, a COVID-19 vaccine trial is taking place in Oxford.

https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/national/18401424.coronavirus-will-covid-19-vaccine-trial-work/

Note that it uses a “placebo” that isn’t a placebo, but actually a real vaccine (against meningitis). What could possibly go wrong?

The reason to test one vaccine against another is that they can make the side effects disappear. Most of the side effects are from the non-biological ingredients, so comparing one vaccine with aluminium against another with aluminium means the aluminium side effects will be approximately equal, and you can say, no additional side effects in the new vaccine.

Rushing science will bring damaging products.

Hank
Hank
Apr 27, 2020 8:39 AM
Reply to  Mike Ellwood

No I never said they work or don’t, show me where I said that?

I’m showing you so called scientific data that shows that influenza is far more dangerous than covid19 without a vaccine.

John Ervin
John Ervin
Apr 27, 2020 9:25 PM
Reply to  Hank

Stierscheiss! Horse manure Hank.

I’m typing this near L.A., and under Gavin Newsom, way blue Lefty Governor, a Democrat, the total in a state of 40 million Californians we have had only over 1500 deaths in over a month, and even the very right wing OC Register admits that out of the 40 deaths we have had here -OUT OF 3.1 MILLION IN ORANGE COUNTY~ only a few people died who didn’t already have serious illnesses. You can count them on hands and toes!

How could you post such lying tripe?! Granted, we are much more fatalities than Vermont, but they only have 1% of our population. We have a 100 times their population.

Please, as a favor to the facts for us all: get real.

Aldous Hexley
Aldous Hexley
Apr 26, 2020 6:06 PM

In September 11, 2017, I mentioned 9/11 on CN while Parry was still alive. He deleted the comment. I then wrote to him via contact and was told that virtually everything on 9/11 was hysterical nonsense and would not be allowed. This is the Parry you are glorifying in this article. I wrote again saying at least are there not questions, and can we not ask questions? No response. Parry died and Joe Lauria took over. The tradition followed on of not allowing 9/11 comments. If one passed and got in somehow it had to be very mild, or maybe it accidentally was overlooked. Lauria then in time started deleting my comments and even entering them and altering them. I assume it was Lauria as editor-in-chief, maybe I ‘m wrong on that. So I gave up on CN as with anywhere else doing the same. At this time I note increasing attention to the pandemic over-reaction and efforts to get people thinking again, even at a site such as Real Clear Politics. This is encouraging. That CN is supporting a hysterical Guterres on this matter does not surprise me.

Gall
Gall
Apr 26, 2020 7:39 PM
Reply to  Aldous Hexley

Same with Alexander Cockburn over at CounterPunch who’d attack anybody who didn’t swallow the high yield super jet fuel bringing down the towers as being a crazy “conspiracy theorist” back in late 2001 when many of us were questioning the “Official Conspiracy Theory”.

It’s obvious they were the controlled opposition from the beginning. Now they’re no longer the “opposition” in reality. This goes for the Intercept, Unz, Moon Over Alabama and Veterans Today who have totally bought into the Covid narrative.

VT is on their soap box claiming its a deadly bioweapon. I don’t dismiss this possibility but I agree with Jon Rappoport that if it was then it was a dud. I mean if it was soooooo DEADly why do they have to fudge the number of fatalities?

der einzige
der einzige
Apr 26, 2020 7:47 PM
Reply to  Gall

add to your list yet Paul Craig Roberts
https://www.unz.com/proberts/coming-out-of-lockdown-unprepared/

Gall
Gall
Apr 26, 2020 8:52 PM
Reply to  der einzige

Yeah I know. I started reading the article and had trouble holding down breakfast. You think I might have the Corona Virus? 😉

der einzige
der einzige
Apr 26, 2020 9:06 PM
Reply to  Gall

According to him, if you don’t have an N95 mask, that’s for sure 😉 Yesterday I “fought” with the “libertarian star” Ilona Mercer

https://www.unz.com/imercer/the-ethics-of-social-distancing-a-libertarian-perspective/

Gall
Gall
Apr 27, 2020 1:11 AM
Reply to  der einzige

Gawd Mercer should get a triple A + for twisted logic. She’d do Goebbels proud. She’s about as “Libertarian” as Adolf Hitler.

Gary Weglarz
Gary Weglarz
Apr 27, 2020 2:50 AM
Reply to  Aldous Hexley

Spot on – it was probably my referencing of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth peer reviewed journal published research that got me banned at CN.

der einzige
der einzige
Apr 26, 2020 5:01 PM

Consortium News has long been a shit worth website with full censorship and pushes many official narratives. Like the Mossange case. Off-Guardian also promoted this psyop, thankfully he allows to express a different opinion. Democracy Now is always zionist propaganda
https://21stcenturywire.com/2016/11/26/democracy-now-criminal-cheerleaders-for-perpetual-conflict-and-bloodshed-in-syria/
The whole story of the Plandemic is litmus paper like 911 and allows you to sift the grain from the chaff in so-called “alt-media”.

@InProportion2
@InProportion2
Apr 26, 2020 4:24 PM

It has been quite noticeable that since Robert Parry’s demise, Consortium News does seem to have lost its way, the conspiracy thing confirms that the milk really has gone off

Seamus Padraig
Seamus Padraig
Apr 26, 2020 5:35 PM
Reply to  @InProportion2

Yup. Same thing happened to CounterPunch a few years after Alexander Cockburn died. It just happened quicker at Consortium after Parry’s death.

Kevin
Kevin
Apr 26, 2020 6:21 PM
Reply to  Seamus Padraig

Again, like Robert Parry, Alexander Cockburn would not allow any questioning of 9/11.

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
Apr 27, 2020 8:17 AM
Reply to  Kevin

The problem with 9/11 is that the OBVIOUS truth of controlled demolitions of three towers, and missile attacks on the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania, has been drowned out by lunatic claims of ‘directed energy’ weapons’, mini-nukes, holograms and other garbage that discredits all the cogent theories that oppose the Official Lies. Some of these may be peddled by real lunatics, but most, I think, are deliberate disinfo by the powers-that-be, like JFK being shot from a sewer grate, or by his own Secret Service guards, accidentally, from BEHIND (!!!??) and other twaddle re. the JFK hit.

John
John
Apr 28, 2020 1:51 AM

No offense, but rejecting something that you have not studied as “lunacy” is not logical. “Lunacy” is anything sufficiently far from the mainstream. As you will probably agree, mainstream contains a lot of disinformation. Therefore, the truth often seems to be an extreme point of view, i.e., “lunacy,” to those under the spell of mainstream propaganda. Your obvious truths are total insanity for someone closer to the mainstream than you are, e.g. Robert Parry (who I think sincerely could not believe that 9/11 was an inside job). If you want to get to the truth, you need to study the evidence, keep an open mind, and avoid such labels as “lunatic” because they have been programmed into you by propagandists so that you never get to the horrible truth. It doesn’t help that almost every conspiratorial thinker claims that those who disagree with him/her (even in the smallest of details) is a disinfo agent. People can make honest mistakes in thinking. I don’t believe that any of the major 9/11 truth groups (thermite, directed energy weapons, mini-nukes, “empty unused buildings,” video fakery of planes, holograms of planes, etc.) is headed by disinfo agents. Bill Cooper, who is called crazy on every corner, used to believe that JFK was shot by the limo driver, but later admitted that he was wrong, and that the video tape was foisted on him by some intelligence asset. Bill Cooper predicted 9/11 fairly accurately in June 2001, which means that he was not crazy, but rather quite knowledgeable and intelligent.

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
Apr 29, 2020 10:12 AM
Reply to  John

‘Spammed’, again! Predicting 9/11 was no great achievement. As Chris Bollyn has shown, the Zionists who committed 9/11, had spent plenty of time preparing the US group psyche for attacks, by planes, on Manhattan towers, and even the Twin Towers in particular.

John Ervin
John Ervin
Apr 26, 2020 7:13 PM
Reply to  Seamus Padraig

True/True

pasha
pasha
Apr 26, 2020 3:37 PM

Well, when you yourself have gone full out wack job, everything that contradicts your wackjobbery looks like evil government propaganda.
In just a few short months Off-G has gone from principled opposition to rabid insanity. I only come back occasionally in the hope that rationality might break through, but there’s no sign of it.
Crackpots are just another variety of clown. And you lot can stew in your own stupidity.

Arsebiscuits
Arsebiscuits
Apr 26, 2020 4:23 PM
Reply to  pasha

Very intelligent input.

Yes you’re right. From your analysis you’ve debunked every bit of material here.

RobG
RobG
Apr 26, 2020 4:31 PM
Reply to  pasha

Well then, go back into the cupboard under the stairs and tremble in fear, while living on dry biscuits and bottled water; oh, and don’t forget spare batteries for your torch (and whatever you do don’t go out into the sunshine). I’m sure the ’emergency’ will be over in, well a long time after you’ve expired and those nice people in the government will make it all better.

Oh, and as you tremble in your cupboard under the stairs, also don’t forget to wear a noddy suit and a gas mask, because I can almost guarantee that if this madness continues the psychopaths who rule us will start another world war.

Reg
Reg
Apr 26, 2020 5:31 PM
Reply to  pasha

Why do you record ANY death as a covid-19 death?

Petra Liverani
Petra Liverani
Apr 27, 2020 9:29 AM
Reply to  Reg

Exactly!

George Mc
George Mc
Apr 26, 2020 5:58 PM
Reply to  pasha

Ah pashe, you want a “principled opposition” – perhaps that awfully nice Keir Starmer who will provide exactly the kind of rational, sensible, competitive, efficient and cost effective middle ground we so dearly need to make responsible decisions!

Gall
Gall
Apr 26, 2020 7:42 PM
Reply to  pasha

You must be the Global Village Idiot.

George Mc
George Mc
Apr 26, 2020 3:31 PM

Clare Foges of the Times loves Big Brother:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/we-need-big-brother-to-beat-this-virus-5b0njl68r

We need Big Brother to beat this virus

Hands in the air! Step away from the Easter eggs!” The Keystone Coppery of recent weeks has had some people muttering darkly that we are heading the way of a police state. Those who style themselves as defenders of ancient British liberties will soon have bigger fish to fry: the digital surveillance tools that government hopes to use to trace the infected. Prepare for dire warnings of state intrusion and an avalanche of Nineteen Eighty-Four quotes on social media warning that Big Brother is upon us.

All that troublesome critique pre-empted there!

Yet if we are to beat a path out of this pandemic without destroying our economy, overblown concerns about threats to our liberties must be countered by pragmatism. To recover some semblance of normality before a vaccine is found, we must accept the need for the state to access more information about ourselves, our health and our whereabouts — and not waste precious weeks arguing about it.

No time to argue! Your very lives are in danger! And how do we know that? Look, there’s not even enough time to ask that!

Look east to see how digital surveillance is an integral part of returning to “normal” life. Hong Kong has mandatory tracking wristbands for those in quarantine. In Taiwan the phone-tracking system is known as an “electronic fence”; those who are meant to be in isolation will be visited by the authorities if their phone is turned off. In South Korea the pooling of data from credit card use, mobile phones and CCTV cameras means that they can detail the movements of an infected citizen down to where they sat in the cinema and which bar they went for a beer in afterwards — and in less than ten minutes can trace and contact the woman who was sitting two stools down. Public support for these measures is high, for the simple reason that they are working.

And we know that all this surveillance is good because the rulers have always cared so deeply about human life. A bit of cognitive dissonance there, Clare? Of course not! After all, you have “public support” behind you!

Mike Ellwood
Mike Ellwood
Apr 26, 2020 4:24 PM
Reply to  George Mc

Normally these vacuous space-filling scribblers are fairly harmless since no one seriously takes any notice of them, but unfortunately, in this case, she’s doing active harm.

Gall
Gall
Apr 27, 2020 1:16 AM
Reply to  George Mc

I can see why many of the writers here ran not walked to the nearest exit of the Guardian “News” room. Sheeeeesh.

Igor
Igor
Apr 27, 2020 3:36 AM
Reply to  George Mc

“Public support for these measures is high, for the simple reason that they are working.”

And who tells us that these measures are working? Who tells the doctors to record any death as a virus death?

The same people who always tell us there is an issue that requires desperate measures. People that are deeply connected to governments, corporations, and NGOs with agendas.

It’s like the WMDs in Iraq. No WMDs, now Iraq is just another failed state with oil in MENA. A war that never ends, a wound that never heals.

The same people who told us that virtual airplanes crashing into buildings can cause spontaneous controlled demolition that collapses the towers into their own footprints. Not just once, but twice, and even a third time even without involving an image of an aircraft. Only link to the Saudis? A KSA passport that supposedly fell out of one of the planes, found on the sidewalk by a Federal agent.

The Boy who cried wolf mashed up with the Emperor and his new wardrobe.

JohnB
JohnB
Apr 27, 2020 10:36 AM
Reply to  George Mc

ex-David Cameron speechwriter. Nuff said.

Howard
Howard
Apr 26, 2020 3:20 PM

Certainly Consortium News is now a “gatekeeper”; I would argue it always was. Dissident voices are tolerated so long as they expose things which can easily be blamed on a particular individual or group of individuals as “bad actors.” Exposure of things which can only be blamed on the system itself are never tolerated. That is the litmus test not only of “dissidents” but of periodicals purporting to offer a dissident point of view. It’s okay to pin a rap on an Ollie North; but not okay to pin a rap on US imperialism. Hence a Robert Parry gets to keep his reputation; whereas Julian Assange gets thrown in jail.

George Mc
George Mc
Apr 26, 2020 3:16 PM

Just picked up this wondrous line from Corey Morningstar:

When the “left” applauds with Laura Bush, Gates et al. – there is no “left” left.

Mike Ellwood
Mike Ellwood
Apr 26, 2020 4:35 PM
Reply to  George Mc

True. The left-right model was always dangerously over-simplistic, but it’s meaningless now. I always have to qualify it when I say that I’m on the left, but most of the alternative terms are equally loaded and questionable.

Seamus Padraig
Seamus Padraig
Apr 26, 2020 5:47 PM
Reply to  Mike Ellwood

I no longer care about the left-right axis at all. I actually see the world more in terms of top vs. bottom.

Reg
Reg
Apr 26, 2020 5:54 PM
Reply to  Seamus Padraig

And that has always been the only true division. The rest is a con trick.

ame
ame
Apr 26, 2020 7:15 PM
Reply to  Reg

Difference between left – right is the spelling as when one gets into office the agenda continues

USA wanted a wall it got lock down even more debt same as u.k
greatest economy ever slogan for the brainwashed within a few months theee worse
bail out for the Chosen
and crumbs for the poor
the poor low income are represented by billionaire even millionaire wow

Waldorf
Waldorf
Apr 26, 2020 8:01 PM
Reply to  George Mc

When a leading British SWP apparatchik was just as pleased by the brutal murder of Gadaffi as Killary Hlinton was, it was like a flash of lightning showing what is really going on. Controlled “opposition” – yes.

Igor
Igor
Apr 27, 2020 4:59 AM
Reply to  George Mc

Current events with a government-corporate partnership shaping public policy would really motivate any true anti fascists.
Instead we get street theater performers acting out according to scripts written by Intelligence.

Gary Weglarz
Gary Weglarz
Apr 26, 2020 2:56 PM

Sad but true about Consortium News. I’ve given up on the site because along with Disqus, Medium, and Youtube, I can no longer post at Consortium. Most recently I tried posting the link to the excellent Swiss site updating on medical studies from around the world and discovered my post that originally showed, had been removed. Not the first time they have simply censored information that doesn’t fit properly. Very sad.

Joe
Joe
Apr 26, 2020 2:52 PM

I am the virus

Leonardo
Leonardo
Apr 26, 2020 2:52 PM

I say “was” because Consortium News has just gone over to the enemy, by publishing a solemn editorial highlighting UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’recent diatribe against the “dangerous epidemic of misinformation” about COVID-19.

This is the reason I favour journalism over “information activism”. Because when you are an activist you think in terms of a “cause” more than in terms of “truth”, so much so that when someone disagrees he immediately becomes a traitor that is doing the enemy’s work and not just somebody that might just sincerely disagree.

I guess this comment will earn me a lot of dislikes, but I’ll say it anyway: solidarity and simpathy to Consortium News for this unjustified attack.

A few days ago I wrote that while I disagree with you guys about the whole Coronavirus topic, I still support your right of saying what you think even if I find it lacking.
You shouldn’t inflict on other independent and alternative news outlet the same kind of smear that the corporate media inflict upon you.

pasha
pasha
Apr 26, 2020 3:40 PM
Reply to  Leonardo

Well said. You’re more polite that I am.
The rest of you are nutters and you may all commence screaming now.

andy ellis
andy ellis
Apr 26, 2020 4:15 PM
Reply to  pasha

did you over do it on the sauce last night Pasha ? maybe a little hangover anger ?

Arsebiscuits
Arsebiscuits
Apr 26, 2020 4:29 PM
Reply to  pasha

Everyone a nutter for having evidence that’s rightly questions the corona narrative?

Extremely naive judgement.

Reg
Reg
Apr 26, 2020 5:34 PM
Reply to  pasha

Why do you record ANY death as a covid-19 death?

Russ
Russ
Apr 26, 2020 3:50 PM
Reply to  Leonardo

And where praytell is this “journalism” which cares about “truth” instead of a “cause”?

Certainly nowhere among those terror-mongering and calling for police state measures. That is their cause, and never once have they let truth get in their way.

Leonardo
Leonardo
Apr 26, 2020 5:34 PM
Reply to  Russ

For example, Consortium News’s journalism.

I live in Italy and here we know what this virus can do when it gets out of control and manages to saturate the national healthcare system: people starts dying in the thousands. Not just old people, but also younger people that can’t access ICU units anymore. The Coronavirus is not especially lethal per se, but it has a tendency to cause complications in vulnerable subjects that might become deadly in case of a lack of means to mitigate them.
In March, in some locations in my country death figures tripled with respect to previous years.
So, while the terror-mongering has been excessive, the opposite reaction, that minimizes the effects that this virus can have, is as childish and unscientific as the other.

The simple truth is that many governments faced an epidemic whose potential consequences are not yet fully understood. So the decision was to err on the side of caution. We will never know if it was the right choice, but second guessing the decisions made under duress, with limited information and in the middle of a crysis is not going to help that much. Criticizing the inefficiencies instead is worthy.

Sure, some governments will try to abuse the emergency in order to push authoritarian reforms and survelliance measures. That kind of degeneration must be fought at all costs. But conflating the response to the healthcare emergency with these measures and interpreting every event as part of a convoluted plan devised since the very start with the intention of enslaving people, is the same kind of mindless simplification of the complexities of reality that I criticize every single day in corporate journalism.

Positioning yourself in opposition to someone that is usually wrong doesn’t guarantee that you will be right every single time.

The Off-Guardian started a Crusade based on this topic. First it attacked moonofalabama. Now Consortium News.
Their only true offense was having a different take on the topic of the epidemic. And yet both outlets were branded as traitors that chose to side with the enemy. To me this is unaccettable and borderline offensive.
I also find it stupid and divisive and in my opinion it mirrors the kind of repulsive “cancel culture” that I can’t stand in the liberal establishment. When you argue you argue. You can’t try to set the limit of the debate by taking a moral stance.

Sorry, I’m not going to support people that intend to go that way. I won’t support it when the Off-Guardian is the target. And I won’t when it is the one to employ such underhanded methods of pressuring-by-smear.

Reg
Reg
Apr 26, 2020 6:00 PM
Reply to  Leonardo

There will be a series of vaccines to make you “safe” from all boogeyviruses. So sit back, relax and don’t commit suicide from the economic and psychological stress of it all. If you do, we’ll count it as a covid-19 death, OK?

Leonardo
Leonardo
Apr 26, 2020 10:20 PM
Reply to  Reg

You know what I find abysmally sad?
To see how even most of the people that come to an alternative website like this, end up just playing the part of sports team supporters. Everybody has his/her favorite team and if you don’t belong you are a malicious individual that stands with the enemy. It’s appalling and idiotic.

I was pretty argumentative in describing and defending my criticism, and you met it with lunatic-looking sarcasm. It’s ok. You could choose to argue like an adult or like a child. You chose the latter. So, I’m out of here.

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
Apr 27, 2020 8:23 AM
Reply to  Leonardo

I was a member of a team of one, but then realised that any team that would have me as a member was not one I wished to join, so I quit.

Petra Liverani
Petra Liverani
Apr 27, 2020 9:40 AM
Reply to  Leonardo

Leonardo,

Can you provide a link to an alleged sufferer of COVID-19 who looks convincing? My blog post provides links to seven sufferers on my website including an Italian and none of them are convincing while the videos of a couple of them are absolutely ridden with anomalies.
https://occamsrazorterrorevents.weebly.com/blog/coronavirus-hoax-jan-2020

The post also provides links to:
— an interview with the husband of a woman who died after allegedly contracting COVID-19 on the Ruby Princess but his interview is ridden with anomalies.

— three “miracle survivor” stories that are highly anomalous

“Miracle survivor” stories are a common feature of psychological operations (psyops). See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychological_operations_(United_States).

Of course, miracle survivor stories are not mentioned in the wikipedia page but from my study of a large number of psyops I have come across a number of “miracle survivor” stories and that is why I know they are a feature.

I state categorically that if there really were a pandemic that every single person shown to us as an alleged sufferer would not be unconvincing. Do you think that’s an unreasonable statement? How could it be that a real pandemic means that the media shows us unconvincing patients EVERY SINGLE TIME? … and they’re beyond unconvincing. They’re complete over-the-top anomalous.

Petra Liverani
Petra Liverani
Apr 27, 2020 9:46 AM
Reply to  Leonardo

Should be more specific:
In the absence of any evidence that supports a pandemic, I state categorically that if there really were a pandemic that every single person shown to us as an alleged sufferer would not be unconvincing.

There is no evidence that supports a pandemic. There are anomalies in the figures every which way you look and nothing says that all reported death and illness cannot be ascribed to causes other than COVID-19 … and, in fact, in a number of cases we KNOW that COVID-19 is not responsible. If we know the figures are wrong in some cases and there is nothing in particular to suggest they are right in others why would be believe any figures are correct?

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
Apr 27, 2020 8:21 AM
Reply to  Reg

No vaccines for the cold, AIDS, MERS or SARS, after decades yet we are supposed to believe that a SARS 2 vaccine will be magicked up in months??!! Very sinister, indeed.

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
Apr 28, 2020 9:14 AM
Reply to  Reg

Dear me, Reg-Leonardo offers a sensible position, and you reply with gibberish. Tsk, tsk.

Dhaem
Dhaem
Apr 26, 2020 9:15 PM
Reply to  Leonardo

Bravo! 100%!

Bill Grates
Bill Grates
Apr 26, 2020 11:56 PM
Reply to  Leonardo

Sir , This is all very well and understandably disturbing for you in Italy .
Unfortunately it doesn’t take into account the policy add-ons that are imperceptibly taking shape across the whole range of human life .
The deliberate fear peddling by govts and advisors in order to implement strategic politic goals cannot be ignored or explained away as the acts of caring officials merely taking extreme measures out of caution .
There is an undeniable agenda to vaccinate and surveil the worlds people and to engineer state control of liberty , and the functioning of economic activity .
That seemingly excess proportions of fatalities have occurred in one or two regions is regrettable ,but the broader picture is one of statistical manipulation and obfuscation on a gargantuan and intentional scale .
The main sadness for me is that trying to bring this to people’s attention is an almost impossible task , people’s innate wariness of authority has dissipated and most are happy to be lead to the stockyard for processing without a worry .
Where that leaves the independent minded , I don’t know . But options are running out fast .

Leonardo
Leonardo
Apr 27, 2020 9:09 AM
Reply to  Bill Grates

Thanks for the thoughtful reply. This is the kind of debate that should be encouraged.

On topic: it’s not true that I’m not taking into account the problem you talk about. I actually mentioned it in my previous post. There are a ton of unscroupolus politicians and members of the economic and technocratic elite that are thinking of exploiting this pandemic to advance their own neo-liberal agenda.

But on the other hand there are also some smart politicans that are trying to re-orient themselves, maybe just in order to survive (I’m thinking about some things Macron said lately and that you would have never expected from a neo-liberal appartchik like him…).

What I don’t believe is that these attempts have been organized since the very start. In my opinion that’s giving too much credit to these elites. Most of them have stumbled blindly into this crysis and have been improvising ever since. Same for governments.

We have to be vigilant. But we also have to be realistic and avoid to forcibly tie every occurence into a conveniente narrative.

JohnB
JohnB
Apr 27, 2020 10:42 AM
Reply to  Leonardo

It’s not being unrealistic to think this was all organised. Please try to avoid such calumnies.

Leonardo
Leonardo
Apr 27, 2020 11:29 AM
Reply to  JohnB

No calumny at all. The burden of proof is on the person who makes the statement. Not on me.

Where you appear to see a carefully built plan I see only self-absorbed elites that stumbled into this epidemic totally unprepared, even though scientist had been warning of such a possibility for at least two decades.

Most of them reacted too late, letting the epidemic expand because they knew how hard shutdown measure would be for the economy.

I see ruling elites that botched the response and only now are trying to take advantage of the situation we are in.

Don’t get me wrong. Most of the ruling class in the western countries doesn’t give a damn about individual citizens. But they realized that an event of this size has the potential to collapse states and societies, and that’s why they tried to prevent a full, large scale simultaneous diffusion of the epidemic to every corner of their respective countries.

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
Apr 28, 2020 9:16 AM
Reply to  JohnB

It certainly ain’t realistic. It’s the ‘all’ that is nonsense. Various elements of the reaction have indeed been long planned, but the whole thing? Unrealistic.

Seamus Padraig
Seamus Padraig
Apr 26, 2020 5:51 PM
Reply to  Leonardo

Unfortunately, it’s not merely a question of Consortium disagreeing with us; it’s also a matter of them censoring our comments–comments that dissent, however politely, from the official narrative. Disagreement is OK. Censorship is not.

Reg
Reg
Apr 26, 2020 1:38 PM

Lincoln goes back to watch the hospital ship USNS Nothingburger. Episode contains a bit of “wild conspiracy theory” from a passerby and is topped off with another performance by the Clapping Seals.

Hank
Hank
Apr 26, 2020 1:37 PM

Here is the statement from WHO,

Immunity passports” in the context of COVID-19
Scientific Brief
24 April 2020
WHO has published guidance on adjusting public health and social measures for the next phase of the COVID-19 response.1 Some governments have suggested that the detection of antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, could serve as the basis for an “immunity passport” or “risk-free certificate” that would enable individuals to travel or to return to work assuming that they are protected against re-infection. There is currently no evidence that people who have recovered from COVID-19 and have antibodies are protected from a second infection.

The measurement of antibodies specific to COVID-19

The development of immunity to a pathogen through natural infection is a multi-step process that typically takes place over 1-2 weeks. The body responds to a viral infection immediately with a non-specific innate response in which macrophages, neutrophils, and dendritic cells slow the progress of virus and may even prevent it from causing symptoms. This non-specific response is followed by an adaptive response where the body makes antibodies that specifically bind to the virus. These antibodies are proteins called immunoglobulins. The body also makes T-cells that recognize and eliminate other cells infected with the virus. This is called cellular immunity. This combined adaptive response may clear the virus from the body, and if the response is strong enough, may prevent progression to severe illness or re-infection by the same virus. This process is often measured by the presence of antibodies in blood.

WHO continues to review the evidence on antibody responses to SARS-CoV-2 infection.2-17 Most of these studies show that people who have recovered from infection have antibodies to the virus. However, some of these people have very low levels of neutralizing antibodies in their blood,4 suggesting that cellular immunity may also be critical for recovery. As of 24 April 2020, no study has evaluated whether the presence of antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 confers immunity to subsequent infection by this virus in humans.

Laboratory tests that detect antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 in people, including rapid immunodiagnostic tests, need further validation to determine their accuracy and reliability. Inaccurate immunodiagnostic tests may falsely categorize people in two ways. The first is that they may falsely label people who have been infected as negative, and the second is that people who have not been infected are falsely labelled as positive. Both errors have serious consequences and will affect control efforts. These tests also need to accurately distinguish between past infections from SARS-CoV-2 and those caused by the known set of six human coronaviruses. Four of these viruses cause the common cold and circulate widely. The remaining two are the viruses that cause Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. People infected by any one of these viruses may produce antibodies that cross-react with antibodies produced in response to infection with SARS-CoV-2.

Many countries are now testing for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies at the population level or in specific groups, such as health workers, close contacts of known cases, or within households.21 WHO supports these studies, as they are critical for understanding the extent of – and risk factors associated with – infection. These studies will provide data on the percentage of people with detectable COVID-19 antibodies, but most are not designed to determine whether those people are immune to secondary infections.

Other considerations

At this point in the pandemic, there is not enough evidence about the effectiveness of antibody-mediated immunity to guarantee the accuracy of an “immunity passport” or “risk-free certificate.” People who assume that they are immune to a second infection because they have received a positive test result may ignore public health advice. The use of such certificates may therefore increase the risks of continued transmission. As new evidence becomes available, WHO will update this scientific brief.

So what the WHO is saying is the tests are not accurate but we want to to keep doing them so we understand this virus better. What is that supposed to mean?

https://www.who.int/news-room/commentaries/detail/immunity-passports-in-the-context-of-covid-19

JohnB
JohnB
Apr 27, 2020 10:45 AM
Reply to  Hank

Hope you’re not expecting honesty, clarity, or a concern for people, from the WHO, Hank ?

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
Apr 28, 2020 9:24 AM
Reply to  Hank

This Fort Detrick virus is very cunning, with more and more nassty effects, like coagulopathies caused when the virus invades vascular epithelia, prompting an over-reaction of secretion of Von Willebrand’s Factor, being identified. [Please can you link to where these things have been identified/by whom. Thanks -Ed] Immunity after infection seems doubtful, and long-term sequelae may be bad in some people. As an economy wrecker, neo-feudal fascism facilitator and casus belli for war on China it’s a winner.

Admin2
Admin
Admin2
Apr 28, 2020 12:34 PM

Just a polite reminder to please cite unusual claims made about symptoms of Covid-19 (which I assume you mean by Fort Derrick virus?), and I’ll remove the flag on your post. Many thanks. Admin2

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
Apr 29, 2020 10:22 AM
Reply to  Admin2

‘Clinical Observations of low molecular weight heparin in relieving inflammation in CoVid 19 patients. A retrospective cohort study. By Chen Shi et al. Published April 1, 2020 in medrxiv.org. Page eight for the Von Willebrands Factor role.

Hank
Hank
Apr 26, 2020 1:31 PM

Test

Hank
Hank
Apr 26, 2020 2:00 PM
Reply to  Hank

how do i delete this?

Arsebiscuits
Arsebiscuits
Apr 26, 2020 2:02 PM
Reply to  Hank

You can’t.

Its inside the interweb ad infinitum

Hank
Hank
Apr 26, 2020 2:06 PM
Reply to  Arsebiscuits

Make me feel like Neo.

and no log in/out?

Dungroanin
Dungroanin
Apr 26, 2020 2:48 PM
Reply to  Hank

Delete cookies

Reg
Reg
Apr 26, 2020 6:02 PM
Reply to  Hank

The guy below is the girl in the red dress

MrK
MrK
Apr 26, 2020 12:59 PM

“Wild conspiracy theories are infecting the internet.”

Translation: they cannot stomach opposition or anyone who sees through their lies. Sars-Cov-2 is just another flu. Yet trillions of dollars of economic damage have been done, to do what no one has done before, which is stop a flu epidemic with a worldwide lockdown of society. And not even to stop the flu epidemic, but to slow it down, so emergency rooms wouldn’t be overwhelmed all at once… because you can’t stop the flu. It’s airborne. And spreads especially efficiently indoors, where the air is stale and there is no wind to carry it away or sunlight to irradiate it.

And yet it is the shutdown and the hysteria created around this virus, that is shutting down hospitals and has emergency rooms nationwide waiting for a wave of mass death that never comes. What a complete and deadly misallocation of resources.

So will Bill Gates, KBE and Anthony Fauci be held responsible for the economic destruction they have created?

ame
ame
Apr 26, 2020 5:18 PM
Reply to  MrK

So will Bill Gates, KBE and Anthony Fauci be held responsible for the economic destruction they have created? there the front faces yer they have some to the blame as such but they have more money than certain governments, there is another force much more hidden not talking deep state as thats a Cambridge analytic creation .
even discussing the Wild part in conspiracy and theories in how deep it goes it is beyond the scope of some on this site and many others comfort field.

but hey i sound mad

wardropper
wardropper
Apr 26, 2020 10:30 PM
Reply to  ame

Nobody will be held responsible by those who are co-responsible.
People are going to have to understand where their very first laws came from: Themselves.
If WE do nothing, then nothing will change.

Joerg
Joerg
Apr 26, 2020 12:58 PM

Yes. THEY (MSM & government, WHO, UN) are the liars!
But it’s sometimes hard to put the finger on it. But then I read this wonderful German-language article “Von der fehlenden wissenschaftlichen Begründung der Corona-Maßnahmen” – https://www.heise.de/tp/features/Von-der-fehlenden-wissenschaftlichen-Begruendung-der-Corona-Massnahmen-4709563.html?seite=all .
And the facts I learned there really opened my eyes for the tricks and how they are being played.

I give you an example: Last week German MSM screeched something like ‘yesterday more corona-deaths than in all the weeks and months before!’ And charts with death-numbers indeed showed the column of that day being higher than the columns of any other day before. And MSM last week howled and hollered that this disastrous top of this wave of death was only in approach -and yet not here!

But by this mentioned article I understood how that trick was being played.
1) The deaths-number they showed last week were not from that day. Let’s say a patient in a hospital dies. Than this information is passed to some medical-statistics office. And only two weeks later – in Germany, but probably also in other countries – that data of that patient, who had died, shows up in the government’s statistics!

2) But not only that: In that article I read, that people who dies ‘from Covid-19’ die only 18 days (average) after showing symptoms of illness.

3) But not only that: When an infected persons shows symptoms ‘of Covid-19’ The time of infection was about 8 days before.

NOW LET’CALCULATE:
Let’s assume this hollering of German MSM was last Tuesday (I don’t remember it exactly by the day). That makes : 4.14.20
Now we deduct two weeks (see “1” above). That makes: 3.31.20
Now we deduct 18 days (see “2” above). That makes: 3.17.20
Now we deduct 8 days (see “3” above). That makes: 3.9.20

Result: The screeching of last week by German government and MSM of the top of this ‘killer-wave’ still being around the corner was complete BS! Those deaths of last week were infected by a ‘killer-wave’ from the day of March 3rd – more than one and half a months ago!

Joerg
Joerg
Apr 26, 2020 1:12 PM
Reply to  Joerg

Correction,sorry: “from the day of March 9th – more than one and half a months ago!”

Seamus Padraig
Seamus Padraig
Apr 26, 2020 6:02 PM
Reply to  Joerg

Jörg, correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t Jens Spahn basically admit that the government has overreacted to the Corona plandemic?

Joerg
Joerg
Apr 26, 2020 6:44 PM
Reply to  Seamus Padraig

I didn’t hear of that – but it would really surprise me. Spahn is a Big Pharma lobyist through and through. And thus a vaxxination-pusher. His boss, Merkel, just scolded people, who demand an exit from this shut down. And Merkel then shaped the expression (in German of course) “Exit-discussion-orgies”

George Mc
George Mc
Apr 26, 2020 12:26 PM

HuffPost UK:

More than 200,000 people have now died worldwide after contracting coronavirus

You may as well say that more than 200,000 people have now died worldwide after having been born. In fact, it makes more sense. They don’t need to have contracted the virus to die. But they do need to have been born to die.

Petra Liverani
Petra Liverani
Apr 26, 2020 12:31 PM
Reply to  George Mc

Yup. Nothing about this alleged pandemic makes the least sense and I absolutely adore how Dorset Eye exposes this in their (un)official coronavirus guidelines. They’re so hilarious.
https://dorseteye.com/the-un-official-coronavirus-guidelines/

George Mc
George Mc
Apr 26, 2020 5:53 PM
Reply to  Petra Liverani

Excellent “parody” there – at least it’s a parody at the moment!

I would add this: “64 milion people died in the UK this morning and now there’s nobody left except you and me. And 64 milion will also die tomorrow.”

Seamus Padraig
Seamus Padraig
Apr 26, 2020 6:04 PM
Reply to  George Mc

About a quarter of million people each year die of influenza worldwide!

jay
jay
Apr 26, 2020 12:22 PM

How many people died because their organ transplants were cancelled?
And of course, those deaths would have likely been covidised….

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If the UN is squealing about “conspiracy theories”, then this is a fantastic sign of the push back…
As Chomsky said “I am not a conspiracy theorist, I am a conspiracy ANALYST”.

Petra Liverani
Petra Liverani
Apr 26, 2020 1:09 PM
Reply to  jay

Chomsky didn’t say that, it was Gore Vidal. Chomsky hasn’t a clue about 9/11, not a clue how to analyse that event. His ludicrous start and end point is:

“If the Bush administration had been responsible, they would have chosen Iraqi terrorists not Saudis.”

Seemingly, despite being a longtime critic of US foreign policy, a fundamental characteristic of power eludes him: power doesn’t have to be logical because power doesn’t have to justify itself. He also cannot take onboard that his argument is speculative not evidence-based. It simply beggars belief that his thinking is so utterly wrong from every possible angle.

David Macilwain
David Macilwain
Apr 26, 2020 2:02 PM
Reply to  Petra Liverani

https://ahtribune.com/world/asia-pacific/australia/4108-covid-19-pandemic.html

BTW – there is NO evidence that infection with CV19 does NOT confer immunity. It is just that no-one has done trials or tests that show this immunity to further infections exists. The reason that the WHO released this supposed technical and authoritative opinion appears to be so that the uprising and increasingly enraged masses will be placated, and will not go looking to get infected so they can escape from their Zoo cages. In Australia we are now in one big zoo, with the chance of getting oneself infected reduced to near zero.

Petra Liverani
Petra Liverani
Apr 26, 2020 2:18 PM

David, I don’t believe in COVID-19 at all because I see all the hallmarks of a psyop with no evidence of COVID-19. It is perfectly possible for them to fudge the figures so that all deaths and illness ascribed to COVID-19 are, in fact, from causes that have nothing to do with the nominated sickness and we have the glaring anomaly of every single alleged patient they show us not showing convincing signs of being sick.

I think they’ll let us out of the cage soon, David. It shouldn’t be too much longer I don’t think.

David Macilwain
David Macilwain
Apr 26, 2020 2:34 PM
Reply to  Petra Liverani

I hope you’re right, but I fear not, because they’ve come this far, and some are hell bent. It won’t be difficult to find a new outbreak to put us back in our cages, and get us to install the App…while the economy crashes out. Why are they doing this, going against every tenet of their market/freedom policies of decades, on the basis of a largely confected threat? FWIW I don’t believe the Ruby Princess passengers were let off by mistake, to infect all states of Australia. Without that exponential spike in cases they could never have got people to concede to the lock-down, which has prevented us from getting infected and now which we enforce ourselves through fear!

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
Apr 27, 2020 8:28 AM
Reply to  Petra Liverani

Could you list all those things, if any, that you believe are NOT ‘psyops’.

Petra Liverani
Petra Liverani
Apr 27, 2020 11:15 AM

The most common phenomena that others think are hoaxes but I accept the evidence for:
the moon landings and man-made climate change – although in the case of AGW there is definitely controlled opposition involved.

Richard, what you need to understand is that I’m not a paranoid, disbeliever-of-everything-from-authority type person. I only woke up to psyops when I was 53. Prior to that I didn’t have a clue. Sure I remember my father saying whenever there was a coup in South America or the like, “It was the CIA,” as if, “Of course, it was the CIA and you’d have to be a moron to think otherwise,” but I didn’t really think about it and even though I probably tended to believe him I always wondered how he knew as he only seemed to read the local paper … and it definitely wasn’t splashed about there. It was only when I watched the film JFK to 9/11 Everything is a Rich Man’s Trick that I woke up. Sure, I think that loads and loads of events are psyops but only because they all follow the same pattern and you can often work it out in about 5 minutes simply by looking in Wikipedia because you generally find the clues there. It’s not because of a deficiency in my mentality that I think loads of events are psyops, it’s because loads of events are and the proof is always clear because as I repeat ad nauseam:
1. They always give us the clues above and beyond any naturally occurring anomalies.
2. They never provide any evidence that a believer of their story can brandish in support of it.

When I started to look at this event, Wikipedia immediately gave it away with nonsense about snakes and then when I went to look at coronavirus patients in YouTube it was just as I anticipated: none look convincing and the media stories of some are riddled with anomalies.

Honestly, I’m just a prosaic, logical thinker who has absolute respect for the evidence. While it might seem superficially I’m some crazy conspiracy theorist I base what I say on evidence and I ensure every single piece fits my hypothesis while others just gloss over pieces of evidence in a way I find absolutely gobsmacking. You cannot gloss over a single piece of evidence. Every single piece of evidence must be explained. Sometimes I have found pieces of evidence at odds with my hypothesis, however, I don’t dismiss them, I park them until I find a way to explain them which, so far, has always happened.

Richard, what I ask you is: do you think there is only a small number of psyops and, if so, why? What events I say are psyops do you think are real and why?

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
Apr 28, 2020 9:35 AM
Reply to  Petra Liverani

9/11, the Chinese ‘suppression’ of information re CoVid19, the JFK, RFK and MLK cover-ups, etc, are obvious cases where Establishment lies are accompanied by reality and information manipulation. If you want to call them ‘psy-ops’ well and good, but mostly it’ s just liars lying to cover their tracks. The MSM presstitutes could organised a piss-up in a brewery, but know when to baa like sheep in unison. I really think that saying the death-tolls in, say, Italy, are ‘psy-ops’ is ludicrous and an insult to the dead and bereaved.

Petra Liverani
Petra Liverani
Apr 28, 2020 2:17 PM

Richard, Can you quote mortality figures in Italy for the periods in past years corresponding to the period of COVID-19 this year? Do you think it’s possible that the difference in mortality figures is not statistically significant and the “death tolls” in Italy are no different from normal, it is just that cause of death is being fraudulently ascribed to COVID-19?

Also, you must bear in mind that the power elite exploit the taboos around death to silence us from questioning. If you wish to be an effective critic of the powers that be you need to give up feelings of reverence around death – they will just get in your way. If you wish to maintain reverence that’s fine but it’s a severe impediment to effective analysis.

John Ervin
John Ervin
Apr 26, 2020 2:21 PM
Reply to  Petra Liverani

Chomsky should know well the maxim, “If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with b***s**t.” His Saudi/Iraqi comment glares that, as does his comment to Schotz (“History Will Not Absolve Us”) that he has “no opinion” about any conspiracy regarding JFK. That comment is completely telling, to his fundamental disctedit.

As in, “Case Closed”. Lol

BS! He’s a tenured MIT professor of that. A “semiotician” AND self-taught. MIT has a glaring reputation as a primary spook factory and “known asset”.

Gary Weglarz
Gary Weglarz
Apr 26, 2020 3:02 PM
Reply to  Petra Liverani

Listening to Chomsky demean – (with fatuous irrational gusto) – all those who are seriously investigating 9/11, gives the impression of Glen Beck on acid. Really too bizarre to believe.

ex-milosevic
ex-milosevic
Apr 26, 2020 8:37 PM
Reply to  Gary Weglarz

JohnB
JohnB
Apr 27, 2020 10:56 AM
Reply to  ex-milosevic

He looks quite like Bill Gates in that photo.

Abe
Abe
Apr 26, 2020 3:51 PM
Reply to  Petra Liverani

Look at Corbett Report ..meet Noam Chomsky

Gall
Gall
Apr 27, 2020 1:36 AM
Reply to  Petra Liverani

The USG ended up playing the hand that was dealt them by the Israelis and the Neocons since good patsies are hard to find. Besides all the racist morons needed was a few “towel heads” to prove that Ahab Terrism was a threat even though it had been eclipsed by Jewish Terrorists for years according to the FBI’s own stats:

http://www.loonwatch.com/files/2010/01/not-all-terrorists-are-muslims/

As far as I’m concerned Chomsky’s turned into a chump.

jay
jay
Apr 26, 2020 2:33 PM
Reply to  jay

Okay, I got the quote attribution wrong.
I just thought it was quite a funny quote, even if I knew that Chomsky was and is somewhat of a gatekeeper.

Petra Liverani
Petra Liverani
Apr 27, 2020 11:20 AM
Reply to  jay

A perfectly reasonable mistake to make, jay, but in the case of Chomsky I absolutely had to correct it. He IS, in fact, a conspiracy theorist! He believes the conspiracy theory of 19 terrorists armed with boxcutters hijacking four places yada yada!

This is a brilliant satire by pioneering 9/11 researcher, Gerard Holmgren:
Debunking Conspiracy Theorists, Paranoid fantasies about 9-11 detract from real issues
https://occamsrazorterrorevents.weebly.com/gerard-holmgren.html

Novicurious
Novicurious
Apr 26, 2020 12:00 PM

I’ve been wondering about why the so-called climate crisis and all the associated protests and relentless daily propaganda and shaming of people who questioned the official narrative (also labelled as conspiracy theorists and climate deniers – a patently ridiculous term) has seemingly dropped right down the current agenda. Given the many parallels between that “crisis” and the coronavirus “crisis”, one might be forgiven for thinking that the former was a convenient precursor for the latter in terms of testing out how far the global population can be brainwashed into unquestioningly believing dodgy scientific, adopting the required mantra, and modifying their behaviour accordingly, even if it comes at their own and society’s expense. Of course, targeting and getting on board the youth and young adults has been paramount in both psychological programmes, not too difficult given the lack of critical thinking that’s encouraged in education these days.

jay
jay
Apr 26, 2020 12:38 PM
Reply to  Novicurious

Is this hoax not an admission that Greta et al have failed?

Novicurious
Novicurious
Apr 26, 2020 1:24 PM
Reply to  jay

I suspect the people pulling the strings wrt the climate crisis are the same bunch standing to make huge profits from the CV crisis (gates et al), so no, I don’t think they’ve failed, just moved on to the next step. Or maybe I’m just a conspiracy theorist.

NowhereOH
NowhereOH
Apr 26, 2020 2:02 PM
Reply to  Novicurious

I agree. The previous divisive topics and false paradigms we’ve seen (be it climate change, immigration, gun control, the extreme polarization of politics) have all served their purpose. They’ve atomized the way people identify and prevented connections, normalizing the thought that ‘Well, I may agree with you on 7/8 points but, since you disagree with me on #8, you are morally reprehensible and I want nothing to do with you.’ Organic communities are built on compromise– something we have unlearned with critical thinking. The previous vehicles of delivery have been designed to alienate and make those engaging in the alienation feel morally superior while they do so (a spoon full of sugar, if you will). We don’t need that anymore. It’s gotten to the point where people are willing to morally condemn you for simply being ill. Thoughts and opinions are no longer the primary identifier of the ‘enemy’.

Thom
Thom
Apr 26, 2020 2:23 PM
Reply to  Novicurious

Gates doesn’t need to make ‘huge profits’ when he is richer than almost anyone else in the world and has voluntarily given away many billions.
And how would Gates get the Chinese and Iranians to fall into line?
No, Gates is mostly likely being set up as a fall-guy for another CIA-Saudi plot, hence the relentless disinformatoin.

Novicurious
Novicurious
Apr 26, 2020 3:23 PM
Reply to  Thom

you don’t need to dig very deep to get a better flavour of this “philanthropist”. And I don’t believe that anyone gets to be that rich and powerful by having a big heart

Russ
Russ
Apr 26, 2020 4:23 PM
Reply to  Thom

Why does it look like my comment was censored, and why did I have trouble posting it in the first place?

Mike Ellwood
Mike Ellwood
Apr 26, 2020 4:50 PM
Reply to  Thom

No he doesn’t need any more money. He’s now on a power trip.

I forgot who said it, but it seems likely: when people get too rich they go insane.

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Apr 26, 2020 5:00 PM
Reply to  Novicurious

Re: targeting and getting on board the youth and young adults has been paramount in both psychological programmes

I posted the following link to a previous article, but I think it’s worth repeating.

Terrorize the Children – Pachauri’s Strategy – Splattergate
Uploaded: 3 Oct 2010
By: Climategate2009
A series of outtakes from various Climate change propaganda videos is contrasted with a candid interview with IPCC/TERI Chairman Rajendra Pachauri in which he outlines the strategy of terrorizing Children.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McHjZ4tfdLw&w=560&h=315%5D

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
Apr 27, 2020 8:34 AM

Alerting children to the facts is better than murdering them by opposing action to avert a climate destabilisation Holocaust-to non-psychopaths at least.

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
Apr 27, 2020 8:31 AM
Reply to  Novicurious

It’s ‘climate change denialist’, or ‘climate destabilisation denialist’ or ‘ climate science’ denialist, because that is what it is. No science, evidence or rationality, just straight, ideological, psychopathological reflex denial. A truly destructive cult. And the anti-intellectuals of this death-cult are so preposterously arrogant with it.

JohnB
JohnB
Apr 27, 2020 11:54 AM

Nonsense. People have different opinions, however much that grates.

https://realclimatescience.com/

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
Apr 29, 2020 10:25 AM
Reply to  JohnB

‘Spammed’ again! You can have your own opinion, but not your own facts or your own science.

ame
ame
Apr 26, 2020 11:49 AM

The Monkey Business Illusion

Dungroanin
Dungroanin
Apr 26, 2020 11:46 AM

Absolute cobblers, that Consortium reporting the UN chiefs statement, from a week ago btw, marks them as having ‘gone over to the darkside’ !

They also report that the UN is calling for suspension of all sanctions – almost all imposed by the US gloval robber exceptionalism National Interests. Does that merit that they have returned from the ‘darkside’?

Consortium News is running a lot of Covid pieces at the moment picking one at random, to attack CN, is therefore worthy of attention.

CN is also a big focal point of justice for Assange.

CN still functions under Robert Parrys investigative journalism ethic and revealing government conspiracies. It is a fine site fot these readers who have never cone across it.
———
As the attacks on real investigative journalists continues by murder or arrest or misuse of judicial charges it surely behoves all real ‘indy’ sites to put their money where their mouths are?

So why is there no coverage today of the charges against indy Scottish journalists for reporting on the state conspiracy and the perjurors in the Salmond trial?

Why not a peep? O-G?

David Macilwain
David Macilwain
Apr 26, 2020 2:14 PM
Reply to  Dungroanin

I agree, and think this posting by CN is “taken out of context”. Guterres recently had the support of many in his call for an end to wars and sanctions because of the CV19 crisis, despite his obvious alignment with those responsible for those wars and sanctions in Syria and Iraq.
Today watched a discussion with three eminent and thoughtful commentators with open minds on various aspects of this crisis and cyber war, led by Joe Lauria:
https://consortiumnews.com/2020/04/24/watch-cn-live-the-pandemic-and-geopolitics/

Steve Hayes
Steve Hayes
Apr 26, 2020 2:39 PM

David if Consortium News has been taken out of context, why not put it back in context to explain to the rest of us how the author of the article has dishonestly misrepresented the position of CN?

Steve Hayes
Steve Hayes
Apr 26, 2020 11:19 AM

Remember when we were told that communism was horrible because you had to queue to shop, only to find empty shelves and have to buy what you could rather than what you wanted?

Remember when we were told that communism was horrible because you had no liberty?

Remember when we were told that communism was horrible because the mass media was just propaganda?

Remember when we were told that communism was horrible because its justice system was fixed?

Remember when we were told that communism was horrible because the state directed the economy?

Remember when we were told that communism was horrible because you did not have the right to assembly and protest?

Remember when we were told that communism was horrible because it was a police state?

Remember when we were told that communism was horrible because the individual did not matter, only the collective?

Scotty
Scotty
Apr 26, 2020 11:41 AM
Reply to  Steve Hayes

It’s called “Projection” – to accuse others of that which you do yourself.

Steve Hayes
Steve Hayes
Apr 26, 2020 11:50 AM
Reply to  Scotty

When listening to the elites it is always necessary to bear in mind this defence mechanism in order to accurately interpret what they are saying.

Gary Weglarz
Gary Weglarz
Apr 26, 2020 3:07 PM
Reply to  Steve Hayes

Steve – I do indeed remember – very nice summation. It’s almost like watching a Monty Python sketch when one of our U.S. officials uses MSM to publickly accuse one of our “official enemies” of “narco-trafficking.” Projection on steriods!

ame
ame
Apr 26, 2020 4:19 PM
Reply to  Gary Weglarz

Venezuela drug dealers! LOL
some siad they would of never invaded Afghanistan iof they had cabbage fields

Steve Hayes
Steve Hayes
Apr 26, 2020 4:49 PM
Reply to  ame

The Taleban’s anti-drug campaign was the most effective in history.

ame
ame
Apr 26, 2020 11:54 AM
Reply to  Steve Hayes

was also told and heard them say vote for JC commie socialist he have you quing in streets
ow dear now look at it

Steve Hayes
Steve Hayes
Apr 26, 2020 12:08 PM
Reply to  ame

And we were told that Jeremy’s manifesto’s public spending commitments were completely unaffordable.

Petra Liverani
Petra Liverani
Apr 26, 2020 1:15 PM
Reply to  Steve Hayes

Excellent!

Peter Fisher
Peter Fisher
Apr 26, 2020 11:04 AM

Consortium News has gone to the dogs. I used to give money to it when Parry was alive. Now it is just drivel like the Grun.

ame
ame
Apr 26, 2020 11:02 AM

conspiracy
[kənˈspɪrəsi]
NOUN
a secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful.
“a conspiracy to destroy the government”
synonyms:
plot · scheme · stratagem · plan · machination · cabal · intrigue · palace intrigue · deception · ploy · trick · ruse · dodge · subterfuge · sharp practice · frame-up · fit-up · racket · put-up job · complot · covin
the action of plotting or conspiring.
“they were cleared of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice”
synonyms:
plotting · collusion · intrigue · connivance · machination · collaboration · treason

NowhereOH
NowhereOH
Apr 26, 2020 2:03 PM
Reply to  ame

Conspiracies happen every day. They’re called ‘board meetings’.

Jaecar
Jaecar
Apr 26, 2020 10:33 AM

I used to read consortium news and the intercept. Bit have down in quality in recent years IMO.

Enjoying the articles I read here

Petra Liverani
Petra Liverani
Apr 26, 2020 11:21 AM
Reply to  Jaecar

Whatever they start out as, controlled opposition takes them over if they didn’t start them in the first place. It is astounding what truth the powers that be will “sacrifice” in order to control the opposition … although probably when it comes down to it, not so astounding. If you can control both sides, yours and the opposition’s, how can you possibly lose? And they know that only a small percentage of the population are even looking at the opposition view point, in any case. It is so easy to control the opposition by pushing out judicious amounts of truth. So damn easy. And the thing is the sides are not right and left, no, no, no. At the top, they’re all in it together. The sides are us and them, the power elite and the plebs.

Brian Sides
Brian Sides
Apr 26, 2020 9:46 AM

Consortium News
“COVID-19: Lessons from Lombardy
There are different ways of counting deaths, which leads to various theories about whether Covid-19 is really the cause of the deaths announced, or just present when people die due to other conditions. That debate has been settled in part for Lombardy by the official population figures published by the national statistics institute ISTAT: for the city of Bergamo, there were four times as many deaths in the month of March 2020 as in the same month last year”

This might seem to to settle the debate. But you need to look back more than one year and more than one region. Deaths from the Flu and the like vary greatly from year to year. Even a four fold increase has been seen before.
I must admit I had never herd of Consortium News.
But it was an American Magazine that first got me thinking and seeing there was a different take to the Radio and TV and news papers stories. My father who was in the RAF brought home magazine from the Air base in Wildenrath Germany where he was stationed from 1960 to 1962. We lived nearby in Wassenberg . The magazine was the MAD Magazine. The magazine started in 1952 the year of my birth.
Originally it took no advertising. Mostly it tried to laugh at the absurdity of life. But there was some interesting insights. I remember a cover with two donkeys representing the Democrats and Republicans.
Pointing out the problems of the two party system where you get to choose which donkey you should follow. There was plenty of pointing out the absurdity of war. Some say MAD stood for Mutually Assured Destruction or nuclear policy. The profit motive of war was also highlighted. They even had a go at multinationals like the big Oil companies and even Coca Cola. The big banks and the money system was also highlighted as well as much else. All couched in a humerus mickey take.

But a big thanks to the MAD Magazine for waking me up and learning to look a bit deeper past what the main media choose to feed us.

beer
beer
Apr 26, 2020 12:07 PM
Reply to  Brian Sides

Deaths from the Flu and the like vary greatly from year to year. Even a four fold increase has been seen before. Also, a March-on-March comparison is unhelpful, because the annual flu peak is usually January-February. Euromomo shows an unexceptional year for excess deaths in Europe except that the peak was later and sharper than usual. And some of those excess deaths will be due to shutting down healthcare systems.

Mike Ellwood
Mike Ellwood
Apr 26, 2020 4:59 PM
Reply to  Brian Sides

Thanks for the reminder: I used to love MAD magazine as well. I only saw it occasionally, and probably at periods before I could understand its more subtle points.

John Ervin
John Ervin
Apr 26, 2020 7:49 PM
Reply to  Mike Ellwood

MAD was a boon to our childhoods. That must have been where I first found critical faculties. That, and the b&w Twilight Zone, both contemporaries in start dates. They enriched our wonder years. As does OffG…

JohnB
JohnB
Apr 27, 2020 12:02 PM
Reply to  John Ervin

All our years are wonder years, John. 🙂

John Ervin
John Ervin
Apr 27, 2020 1:05 PM
Reply to  JohnB

Yea, verily, sayeth Qoholeth, by way of slyest syntax: “As does…”

Bas
Bas
Apr 26, 2020 9:45 AM

One of the blessings living the democratic way is voting power for every one. Included the mental weak feeble minded. On a list of 10, starting by zero, climbing the IQ ladder, the majority winning explain it all. Leaving real brainy humans bewildered, and looking around for a escape. Power for them is called dictatorship. The owners of IQ no 6 are born leaders, always looking downwards, never up, nature arranged. You find them prominent in politics, religion, and unions. Ruling this planet from day one. Before, the planet name was paradise. No 6 level Gates use his money to get back to that state. Many tried and failed before, for the same reason. Their base is power by money or guns, not brains.

Thom
Thom
Apr 26, 2020 9:20 AM

And just when you thought the whole thing couldn’t look more like a CIA plot, Dominic Cummings turns up on the UK government’s ‘scientific’ advisory group. Desperation or hubris?

ame
ame
Apr 26, 2020 5:01 PM
Reply to  Thom

Cummings was apart of the leave e.u campaigne also helped the CONservaties during the s -election in December 2019 and has connections to Peter Thiel Palantir
a strategics like bannon high intelligence front faces
hence why not much intel on ‘scientific’ advisory group as such
as a computer AI is helping run the stimulation’s

Peter Thiel Palantir has been asked by unmpe lumppa to help with CV in tracking CV
aka people

Moneycircus
Moneycircus
Apr 26, 2020 9:19 AM

How search hides real alt news sites and search terms. An example how Google, DuckDuck, StartPage manipulate search results, as Titus Frost tries to search for his own site Last American Vagabond: https://youtu.be/AF5GTmWo7Bw?t=4551

John Ervin
John Ervin
Apr 26, 2020 2:33 PM
Reply to  Moneycircus

I grew up in an environment with connections of the close, personal kind, around the Hollywood “realm”, to Project Monarch, and refs would stand out, yet when I “Googled” the name there is almost no reference, despite it’s a well-known reality. Ludicrous. So obvious. A known reality. Almost nothing. DuckDuck has a bit more, not much.

It’s also important to know, rarely discussed, that your own feed can be manipulated and “customized” in all kinds of ways. It’s minutely interactive. That is, discreetly counter-insurgent. Certainly DARPA considered that a prime feature.

P R Ivy
P R Ivy
Apr 26, 2020 9:08 AM

I am wondering if word could spread to actually protest what is going on, my own idea is that at a certain tme or times throughout the day we all open our windows, turn up the volume and play the national anthem of the former Soviet Union, apart from being a very nice piece of music which it is, it also sends the message to the showers of shits in westminster and whitehall. I won’t make the news but it doesn’t have to with youtube and other platforms, maybe protest dance vids to parody the NHS nurses and drs highlighting how lockdown is killing people. On that note I see the NHS are now begging for people to use the NHS, how much longer can they all sit back and watch what is unfolding when they can blow the whistle on this if only they find the courage and have the integrity.

P R Ivy
P R Ivy
Apr 26, 2020 9:18 AM
Reply to  P R Ivy

Regarding consortium news, I think it is something that back fires, imaging if OG suddenly started towing the line without needing to verify or to question, Imagine that for one moment, and then ask would any reader or contributor change their minds or wonder who got at them or who paid them a huge wedge of cash to become a turncoat? Given how OG provide links in all thier articles and back up their reporting with factual evidence, how on earth would they cope if they were to turncoat, it would be obvious to high heavens they was full of shiit, I think any publication that takes it audience for suckers is going to suffer in the end.

Alpine Observer
Alpine Observer
Apr 26, 2020 11:30 PM
Reply to  P R Ivy

I think that the North Korean anthem would work well, and Dear Leader could be clapped vigorously

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
Apr 26, 2020 9:46 AM
Reply to  P R Ivy

It’s still the music for the anthem of Russia. The Yeltsin anthem, like everything else to do with that Quisling regime, was shite.

P R Ivy
P R Ivy
Apr 26, 2020 4:38 PM

You saying the actual music is shite?

I think post cold war era, we could perhaps hit the state with our biggest weapon, our sense of humour and a love of Irony, the one thing they feared about Communism was we would all become one, why not be a communist for just a few moments, if only for a laugh, they want to play a fear game with thier big fuck of tv stations and propandists whores passed off as presenters,, do me a favour, we are much better than them, give them a dose of their own medicine.

Perhaps we could play the Red Flag instead? Or Masters of War, what we gonna do, first vid to hit could very well go viral, especially if their is a pianist amongst us, even better if they have a Steinway but not essential, violinist’s, guitarists etc, be fair now when they scare us like they have been, dont we have the right,wont/dont most people feel that apart from being taken for suckers, with a sense of “how very dare they”? If they are indeedthe enemy then we have to scare the fuck out them and the UK going to all commie on them is going to do their heads right in.

Mike Ellwood
Mike Ellwood
Apr 26, 2020 5:05 PM
Reply to  P R Ivy

I’d like to play this, so long as the irony was understood. 😉

JohnB
JohnB
Apr 27, 2020 12:16 PM
Reply to  P R Ivy

I proposed everyone should wear a yellow vest when out shopping or exercising.

No way I’m going to blow loud music of any sort out of my windows.

I agree people should make a visible(/audible) protest though.

bob
bob
Apr 26, 2020 9:03 AM

Another gloriously sunny day here and I’m going to enjoy it
Doesn’t this only confirm what many have already concluded – as the plandemic continues they’re all coming out of the woodwork – the struggle continues ….

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
Apr 27, 2020 8:38 AM
Reply to  bob

Gloriously sunny-no high altitude con-trails, you see. Is it a bit chilly at night, still?

Francis Lee
Francis Lee
Apr 26, 2020 9:03 AM

For anyone interested there is a very cogent analysis of the nature of coronavirus and its impact. David Stockman, an orthodox economist and a principal adviser to Reagan at an earlier time argues as follows.

”New York is ground zero and the epicenter. But if you look at the breakdown of that number by age and by medical condition, it’s startling.

For those under 50 years of age in the state of New York, the death rate is slightly under 5 per 100,000.
That isn’t a disaster. That isn’t a plague or a calamity.

Five per 100,000 is half the rate of suicides per 100,000 annually among the 50 and under population. It is a small fraction of the 90 deaths per 100,000 annually that occur for all kinds of reasons: accidents and illnesses—including suicide.

You would not, in the slightest, in any kind of sane world, shut down an entire economy and lock down everything when you have a 5 per 100,000 death rate for the overwhelming share of the population.
On the other hand, if you look at the population 80 years and older in New York state—the death rate is 1,086 deaths per 100,000. In other words, it’s night and day.

The virus is not a fatal problem for the overwhelming share of the population.

Lots of people get infected. Most are asymptomatic. Some get sick and stay in bed for a couple of days, and they recover. A tiny fraction of the under-50-years population gets seriously ill and is hospitalized for treatment, and an infinitesimal number end up as fatalities. That’s the case for the healthy population under 50.

It’s in the over-70 age group, and especially in the over-80 age group, that the overwhelming share of these severe cases has developed.

The strategy shouldn’t be a plenary lockdown. The right approach is to trace, identify, isolate, support, and treat the vulnerable population that already has many illnesses.

If we look at New York again, of those deaths among the elderly population, 60% had hypertension or high blood pressure, 31% had diabetes, etc. All of them, almost overwhelmingly, had one, two, or three comorbidities.”

Not exactly news but the MSM fall over themselves to draw attention to the cases of the disease below the obvious level of social morbidity. The message is simple. Look, someone under 25 has died, a baby has died, even domestic animals, dogs and cats, are dying. The intended message is that anyone can be infected and die. Shock, horror. But we know that isn’t true. The real high-risk groups are the 70s and 80s. Covid-19 is an overwhelming malady of the old and infirm. But that is nature. No lockdowns are going to prevent this, it is the natural order of things. The old an infirm should be given palliative care in the dotage, but the grim reaper will eventually make an inevitable appearance. RIP.

Moneycircus
Moneycircus
Apr 26, 2020 9:12 AM
Reply to  Francis Lee

The death rate for the working population is equivalent to the risk of dying in a car accident on the way to work. The vulnerable population is the elderly, who are largely indoors anyway and not part of the working population.
Cower-in-place is therefore nonsense. It does not reduce cross-infection and may in fact increase it. The prison lockdown was, if anything, counterproductive.

JudyJ
JudyJ
Apr 26, 2020 10:20 AM
Reply to  Moneycircus

And since time immemorial the elderly and vulnerable have always steered clear of any risk of catching a cold or flu for the very reasons it’s now suggested they be isolated from Covid19 carriers. This whole fearmongering business over Covid19 is a clearcut example of reinventing the wheel.

Paul too
Paul too
Apr 26, 2020 11:19 AM
Reply to  JudyJ

If it wasn’t all about money we’d have diet and immune system boosting advice for those most at risk, not lies and propaganda designed to scare them into submission.

Joopy
Joopy
Apr 26, 2020 6:56 PM
Reply to  Paul too

How about doing something, anything about all the toxins we are bombarded with and consume from cradle to grave? It’s all really is a massive capitalist conspiracy to keep up ignorant, sick, poor, indebted, distracted, divided, and drugged up so they can control us and manipulate us while fleecing us so they can live in decadence and luxury. They don’t give a fuck about us except, as Parenti says, what we think, which is why they spend billions on their proganda campaigns, mind control programs, social engineering techniques, and sureviellance apparatus. Other than that we’re just mere objects to exploit, physically, financially, sexually, including children, and discarded when no longer useful or profitable.

And now this Corona Coup is a massive global offensive – planned well in advance for years and decades at the secretive elite gatherings where the ruling class conspire, in Davos and Bilderberg, etc. – ushering in the fourth industrial revolution, to tighten their grip and enslave us under their fascist, neo feudal digital dictatorship where we will all be plugged into the smart grid, electronically traced and tracked at all times, mined as data commodities, our lives dictated and determined by the alogorithms, all connected by the extremely harmful 5G network of satellites and antennas.

They simultaneously illegalized the protests growing and spreading around the world agaisnt neoliberalism and preemted the protests against their solution to that failing paradigm that is going to crash with or without a pandemic. It was a controlled demolition blamed on a virus to justify the bailouts, which they tied, here in the states, to the crumbs thrown down disdainfully on the unemployed and desperate masses. And they’ve spread fear and manipulated our human sympathy toward the elderly and nurses to manufacture consent for the lockdown.

It is important to expose the limited hangouts and the frauds, unsentimentally breaking ties with those publications and people we used to trust and look to for the truth who have now, as MCM writes here, joined the dark side of our oppressors and their agenda of global enslavement, eugenics, and impoverishment.

Because resistence to this psy op is increasing every day. Gates is so deeply despised that his Silicon Valley buddies are having to censor and delete comments on his videos and posts, the majority of which are not fooled for a second and entirely negative. Vaccine skepticism is skyrocketing. And more and more towns and cities and countries are questioning the safety of 5G, and calling for moritoiums and better studies before rolling it out.

They’re losing the battle of ideas, the most important front in the class war. That’s why this UN puppet has to make this embarrassing video statement demanded from him by his paymasters.

I think people are really starting to wake up to the fact that our leaders are all corrupt and ,rather than representing us and looking out for our health and security, after being “elected” in our “democratic” processes, are working in the service of profit-mad corporations, parasitical financial interests, and psychopathic billionaires. Slowly people everywhere are regaining their critical faculties and rediscovering their ability to think for themselves and take responsibility – collectively, democratically, and locally – for their communities and lives and futures.

We need to stop this fascist coup attempt in progress and overthrow the would-be techno tyrants and financial feudal lords and omnicidalists. Anyone who stands in the way, all of those who are buying this fear porn and approving of this lockdown, and slandering those of us questioning the Big Lies as conspiracisy theorists, are in the side of the enemy, the enemies of freedom, life, and nature, and the future of humanity.

JohnB
JohnB
Apr 27, 2020 12:21 PM
Reply to  Joopy

Excellent, Joopy.

John Ervin
John Ervin
Apr 26, 2020 2:36 PM
Reply to  Moneycircus

It doesn’t seem counterproductive to those using this event to rob the world, just less bloody than war.