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The COVID “Social Justice” Psy-Op Continues

Now first of all, much of what we have been hearing from mainstream news media on COVID is propaganda. It’s mostly fear-mongering and shilling for Big Pharma. So the best thing to do is to stop watching TV.

On talk radio, which is supposedly an alternative to government-media propaganda, there are also sheeple and spokespeople for the government. For instance, Sean Hannity seems to be going along with the official narrative, the mask mandates and social distancing, and his at least implying that COVID is more serious than a flu or cold. Hannnity praises the corrupt and dishonest Dr. Fauci as well. And Glenn Beck is not as bad as Hannity, but he’s close. Bill O’Reilly frequently appears on their radio shows and he and Beck and Hannity, especially Hannity, have been discussing the COVID and societal shut-down in the context of the official narrative, like they either believe it all or they are just dishonest propagandists, or both. (I think that Hannity besides being gullible and ignorant is also probably a shill for the pharmaceutical companies, who sponsor a lot of Fox Snooze shows.)

However, on talk radio Rush Limbaugh and Howie Carr have been much more common sense and challenging of the official narrative. By the way, Limbaugh had said earlier this year that he was hospitalized with the flu (not related to his lung cancer diagnosis). Hmmm, I wonder if that “flu” was really COVID-19? Has he been tested for the COVID antibodies?

So anyway, here’s a common utterance by the bamboozled sheeple: “If I get coronavirus COVID-19, I’m going to die.” Sadly, a lot of people think that, as though the death rate is like Ebola which has a 90% death rate, even though COVID-19 has a death rate or infection fatality rate of .1%. No, not 1%, but .1%. That’s one-tenth of 1%.

But because of daily propaganda, “COVID = Ebola.” (Therefore, PANIC!!!!)

And then we have the lies about “COVID deaths.” The CDC changed its guidelines (.pdf, CDC link) to say in essence that if someone died of heart disease, kidney failure or other illnesses, then officials are putting “COVID” or “Coronavirus” on death certificates not only if the patient happened to test positive for coronavirus, but also if the patient was never even tested.

As I posted previously, Project Veritas had a video of funeral directors in New York claiming that they are putting “COVID” on all the death certificates regardless of facts. Just today, in fact, I happened to hear a talk radio show and a caller said his parent died of dementia last week, and they received the death certificate which said “coronavirus” as the cause of death, even though the deceased parent had “tested negative” for the virus.

And in Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Half-Baker keeps talking about decisions on whether to “reopen” the state based on the “science” and the “data.” He’s FOS. That state has been following the CDC guidelines to make things up, saying that an “infection” is someone who is “likely” infected with the coronavirus even without “laboratory confirmation,” i.e. making it up.

So the official death toll now in the U.S. is not 89,000, it’s much less than that. They are lying and cheating, these government bureaucrats. And then there is the Medicare fraud aspect, in which the federal government is bribing hospitals to put “COVID” as cause of death and for each “COVID” death the hospital receives more money. It is a virtual pandemic, as Jon Rappoport would put it.

But people continue to panic and hide, and continue with the paranoia. Yet, with the infection rate being so widespread now according to Stanford University and University of Miami, most of the people who have the virus will have no symptoms at all or just mild, flu or cold symptoms. A tiny percentage will have to be hospitalized.

So there’s no POINT to testing everyone or vaccinating everyone, especially given the flawed and inaccurate testing, the false positives and false negatives, and there’s no point to doing “contact tracing,” except to invade people’s privacy. There’s no point to rushing an untested and unsafe vaccine to market or worse mandating it on people. And there’s no point to taking everyone’s temperature before entering a business or concert event or sporting event. All of that is actually absurd now.

How many people have been terrorized by the fear-mongering propaganda and panic-incitement that when they have a little cough or cold symptoms they are convinced they have COVID-19 (and will 100% DIE!) so they rush to the hospital unnecessarily?

And then there are the ventilators, which Jon Rappoport has referred to (that I have linked to before) with the list of lung damage issues that the ventilators could cause. Those problems include oxygen toxicity, as well as bacteria from the ventilator causing pneumonia, and blood clotting, too. (Haven’t we been hearing lately about “COVID” patients having blood clots? As though the COVID is causing the blood clots? How many of those blood clot sufferers were put on the ventilator?)

How many people were put on ventilators who then died because the ventilators killed them and not the coronavirus? Have you even heard about any of those things? Probably not (if you only get your news from TV, that is).

And what about this “flattening the curve” crap? The hospitals have not been overrun by sick COVID victims, many hospitals have been less-than capacity, because, in the end, the numbers of COVID victims have been exaggerated, and especially because a lot of heart attack victims, stroke victims and other people with emergencies have been staying home (and dying that way) out of fear of getting COVID-19 from the hospital, a fear which is unfounded because most COVID-19 patients survive and have mainly mild symptoms.

The politicians and their spokespeople in the “news” media continue to refer to the crashed economy, the higher unemployment rate, and food shortages as “caused by the virus” or by the “pandemic,” which is all a further lie. All those things were caused by fascist governors ordering businesses shut down, which caused the job losses and bankruptcies. And making people have to stay home and not go out.

So what the criminal governors have done is not only the aforementioned, but also all the extra stress they have caused millions of people, and all the added illnesses, strokes and heart attacks, the depression and suicides. No, the “pandemic” didn’t cause all those things, and “coronavirus” didn’t cause all those things, you lying apparatchiks in the media!

Whether or not this has all been planned and on purpose, it does create a large opening for communists including AOC, Elizabeth Warren Liawatha, the Obamas and Clintons, Bernie Sanders et al., who want the government to run all the industries in society. And they are exploiting this manufactured crisis as much as possible. Their “stimulus” packages — which the idiot Trump has been supporting and signing on to, by the way — are incentivizing people to not be productive, a basic principle of communist societies.

In their crazed, brainwashed belief in government authority and government management, despite all empirical evidence proving otherwise, they really believe that government can run everything (or anything).

There are also those who have been wanting to kill the economy, kill productivity and jobs, and out of envy and resentment of Donald Trump’s “successes,” which were achieved via tax cuts and deregulation mostly. The apparatchik governors — especially Andrew Cuomo and Charlie Half-Baker, in my view — hate Trump so much they don’t care how much destruction they cause as long as the economy is bad by election time and Trump would more likely lose the election. (Sean Hannity and those other radio sheeple are the apparatchiks’ unwitting enablers, by the way.)

So this whole thing is a part of a “social justice” i.e. social control, social engineering agenda. (Now, if you think that or anything I’ve mentioned so far is “conspiratorial,” then you have been watching too much TV, and you need to turn it off!)

Getting millions of slaves to wear a mask that may be harmful to their lungs and brains, making people be “6 feet apart!” Making grocery stores or other businesses put tapes on the floor “6 feet!” apart and/or only allow curbside pickup, and all for NO GOOD REASON! Making people be paranoid, afraid to get near someone else, turning people into social-distance stasi robots. It’s all CRAZY!

And saying that liquor stores are “essential” while churches and other businesses are “non-essential.” (Well, they are right, however, to say that government schools are non-essential and must be closed, and in fact should be abolished outright!)

And speaking of the upcoming Presidential election, look at all the cheating that one particular side wants to do. Especially with mail-in voting, i.e. ballot harvesting and ballot stuffing. All the little cheating devices. And “Rank Choice” voting to intentionally confuse the voters. They lust for POWER!

So we have the brainwashed “social justice”/climate crusade zombies who are True Believers in their government control agenda mixed in with the power-lusting power-grabbers who just love government power and control over others and who crave the power to impose their social engineering fantasies on others and who will stop at nothing to get that centralized power and control.

And then there’s the freedom of speech issue. Besides the biased propaganda and self-censorship practiced by the moonstream media, the brainwashed zombies are imposing censorship via YouTube, Google, Facebook and Twitter of alternative and skeptical views (i.e. non-climate change crusade, non-SJW, non-government worship, etc.) so that the masses are not exposed to the facts, ideas, history and economics that inform one to actually reject the irrational (i.e. climate change crusade, SJW, government worship, etc.).

And to conclude this, I believe that another reason for the mask mandates is that the mask symbolizes a stifling of free speech. I look around and see all the sheeple with a mask covering their faces and their mouths, like it symbolizes “Shut up — Don’t talk back to government rulers imposing draconian totalitarian controls onto you!” and so on.

Recall, Impeach, and Jail the Mask Dictators and the Stay-at-Home Tyrants!

Jeepers, I am really perturbed by all this now, quite frankly.

First, there is a question about face mask safety.

In an article (dated November 16, 2018) that was in reference to the California wildfires, SFgate notes:

1.Scarves, bandannas, tissues, and anything not marked N95 or better (N100, P99, P100, etc.) are not helpful.  “Surgical masks that trap small particles are designed to filter air coming out of the wearer’s mouth and do not provide a good seal to prevent inhalation of small particles or gases in smoke. ” (CA Dept. of Public Health).

2.People with breathing problems (ironically) are discouraged from wearing a mask without getting a doctor’s recommendation.  In one statement, CA Dept. of Public Health writes, “Wearing a mask may actually be harmful to some people with heart or lung disease because it can make the lungs work harder to breathe.” A doctor will look at the patient’s condition, ability to draw in air, and guide them on how to make it fit right if recommended.

3. Small children should not wear masks. California’s Dept. of Public Health points out, “Children should not wear these masks – they do not fit properly and can impede breathing. If the air quality is poor enough that a child requires a mask, the child should remain indoors, in a safe place, and evacuation should be considered.”

4. People indoors should not wear masks. (The air isn’t as bad indoors, and the masks can restrict breathing and increase breathing carbon dioxide making you feel worse, not better).

5. People with beards shouldn’t wear masks (the air is going to come from around the edges, and not be filtered anyway, and the mask will then just make breathing hard with no real filtering).  Of course, you could wear a half- or full-face mask like what’s used for asbestos removal, but this seems pretty drastic.

Here’s the background.  “The Sacramento County Public Health Officer does not recommend use of N95 respirator masks for the general public,” read a confusing statement issued this week.

We talked to a doctor to parse the oddly conflicting public health statements.

“I’m recommending it for my patients, said Dr. Fred Herkowitz who specializes in treating pulmonary disease in Oakland. “For people with lung disease (the N95 mask) is still better than anything out there.”

He points out what other health workers point out, “The situation is we tell all people that we give an N95 mask to that if they have trouble breathing because the mask is tight then they shouldn’t wear it. But that’s different than saying they shouldn’t be worn.”

Sacramento County said, “N95 respirator can make it more difficult for the wearer to breathe due to carbon dioxide buildup, which reduces the intake of oxygen, increased breathing rates and heart rates.” The bottom line is, if you have lung disease, ask your doctor.

You can go to the link for the rest of the article.

The CDC states:

Particulate respirators are the simplest, least expensive, and least protective of the respirator types available. These respirators only protect against particles. They do not protect against chemicals, gases, or vapors, and are intended only for low hazard levels. The commonly known “N-95” filtering facepiece respirator is one type of particulate respirator, often used in hospital to protect against infectious agents. Particulate respirators are “air-purifying respirators” because they clean particles out of the air as you breathe. Even if you can’t see the particles, there may be too many in the air for this respirator to provide adequate protection.

Breathing through a respirator is harder than breathing in open air. People with lung diseases such as asthma or emphysema, elderly people, and others may have trouble breathing. Some people with claustrophobia may not be able to wear a mask or hooded respirator. Some people with vision problems may have trouble seeing while wearing a mask or hood (there are special masks for people who need glasses).

Now, given the possible harm that wearing the respirator mask could do, then government officials including mayors of Boston and Somerville and others ordering people to have to wear a mask or face a large government theft of their money is a criminal threat, and they and all the other mayors or governors ordering people to have to wear a face mask should be criminally charged.

“Somerville is the most densely populated city in New England, with more than 80,000 residents in a 4.1 square mile area. To date, 522 residents in the city have tested positive for COVID-19, with six confirmed fatalities,” according to WGBH News in an April 27th, 2020 article. So what the hell is the concern in Somerville?

And several studies now are confirming that the COVID-19 coronavirus is widespread in the U.S. now. Many people have the virus, but most of them don’t know it and don’t have symptoms, or have mild “flu-like” symptoms, because it really is another form of the flu.

Of those who have it severely enough to have to go to the hospital, like they can’t breathe and are gasping for air and need oxygen, 94% of those are people with preexisting serious illnesses or conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure or obesity, and/or are elderly. Obesity has been found to be the largest factor.

And “one in every five of New York state’s COVID-19 fatalities died inside a nursing home,” according to NY Daily News.

In other words, most of the people who are dying of COVID-19 are elderly and obese people.

Illinois is just one of many states imposing fascist home imprisonment decrees for no reason other than to please the Rulers’ obsession and hunger for power. Out of a population of 12.6 million in Illinois, there are now 1,983 deaths in the “Prairie State,” as of today. It’s a FLU! Enough of this over-hype, fear-mongering and fascist orders by parasite creeps!

In the Land of Lincoln, a judge ruled in favor of a state rep who sued the state over the stay-at-home order. Gov. Pritzker, who looks quite obese himself, said that because of the judge ruling in favor of the people’s right to go back to work, “It’s dangerous and people’s safety and health have now been put at risk.”

Sorry Gov, you have it BACKWARDS! It is these fascist house arrests and home confinements that are putting people at risk!

These rotten, no-good governors and mayors have not taken into account the extra illnesses and emergencies they are causing with such orders. All the stress-related heart attacks, strokes, missed screenings and medical appointments and cancer treatments and mental health issues including suicides, an increase in child abuse and spousal abuse, and alcoholism and drug abuse. These governors and mayors, THEY are killing people, these criminal government bureaucrats (sorry for the redundancy)!

So let’s impeach or recall (or criminally charge, try, convict and jail) all the governors and mayors with their stay-at-home orders or “advisories.”

Why are these idiot politicians doing all this to us? They are CRIMINALS and they need to be in JAIL!

More COVID-19 Fraud in New York

This whole COVID-19 scare and panic and closing down the whole society is a deliberate fraud on the American people. The latest fraud is in New York City.

As I wrote in an earlier post, in many cases even though the real cause of death was the preexisting illness the patient already had prior to contracting the coronavirus, and that other preexisting illness was the real cause of death, the CDC’s coding system allows hospitals to list the cause of death as COVID-19 anyway. “COVID-19 should be reported on the death certificate for all decedents where the disease caused or is assumed to have caused or contributed to death.”

Trump coronavirus advisor Deborah Birx stated that even if a patient has an underlying serious illness and dies “with” COVID-19 (but not “from” COVID-19), they will count that as a “COVID-19 death.”

And a Minnesota doctor has revealed that HHS and the corrupt AMA are coaching doctors to overcount the numbers of COVID-19 deaths to receive more money! They are sick!

What this means is they are artificially inflating the COVID-19 death numbers, i.e. LYING!

And I noted the false positives because the testing was flawed, so this whole thing is a fraud and based on lies and corruption, as well as fear-mongering by criminals in government who really should be charged with terrorism, as they have been needlessly terrorizing the people!

And now, as Robert Wenzel points out the city of New York are inflating the numbers even more, counting COVID-19 deaths people who were “presumed” to have had COVID-19 even though they “had never tested positive for the virus,” according to the New York Times article Wenzel linked to.

Much of this is a FRAUD!

The Corrupt and Dishonest Dr. Fauci

White House infectious disease advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci is one of those loony-tunes who wants the federal government to order ALL Americans to stay in and not go out. Does he have a biased agenda?

For instance, as Thomas DiLorenzo referenced, Fauci had testified before a congressional committee on March 11th that COVID-19 is “10 times more lethal than the seasonal flu.” However, he supposedly then went on to write an article in the New England Journal of Medicine, supposedly now dated March 26th, stating, “If one assumes that the number of asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic cases is several times as high as the number of reported cases, the case fatality rate may be considerably less than 1%. This suggests that the overall clinical consequences of Covid-19 may ultimately be more akin to those of a severe seasonal influenza.”

That doesn’t sound like “10 times more lethal than seasonal flu” to me. So, he’s a “propagandist,” not a disease ‘expert.”

But wait. I had linked to that same Dr. Fauci NEJM article (supposedly dated March 26th) in my March 17th Activist Post article on the coronavirus hysteria and police state, in the 6th paragraph.

Jeepers, I can’t get a Wayback Machine snapshot of that page for Activist Post, but I did find a snapshot of my blog for March 22 which does have that article posted on March 17, if you scroll down to it. However, and more important, the Wayback Machine does have that Fauci NEJM article at its original date of February 28th, which is something that Thomas DiLorenzo had speculated, that they changed the date of the NEJM article!

Now, why would such a prestigious Medical Journal change the date on an article written by a high-up government official? Did someone want it changed to appear that it was written after Dr. Fauci’s testimony of March 11th and not before that, and if so, why? Perhaps Fauci’s panic-incitement (COVID-19 “ten times more lethal than seasonal flu”) conflicts with his previously-written article in which he writes that the COVID-19 mortality rate could be “considerably less than 1%.”(Or perhaps he was worried about a possible subsequent perjury charge? Just askin’.)

And we are also now informed of emails involving this “doctor” Fauci showing his love for Hillary Clinton, of all people, as uncovered by WikiLeaks in the Hillary email scandal.

In one email to Hillary’s attorney Cheryl Mills and health policy advisor Lois Quam, regarding a speech Hillary gave, Fauci wrote such icky things as, “very rarely does a speech bring me to tears, but this one did it. Talk about telling it like it is. This was a bases-loaded home run. Please tell the Secretary that I love her more than ever you guys too, of course.”

Yech. And then Fauci wrote a subsequent email to Mills regarding Hillary’s appearance at a congressional hearing, writing, “Please tell her that we all love her and are very proud to know her.”

Are you as grossed out as I am? I guess Dr. Fauci doesn’t want to be included on the Clinton Body-Count page like those others. Just kidding.

And Dr. Fauci had played a large and corrupt role in skewing AIDS-related drug studies, especially with AZT, a questionable antiretroviral drug.

A shady, dishonest and corrupt character, in my view. So this COVID-19 hysteria and panic, as incited by “Dr.” Fauci and many others, shows that some people are willing to do anything such as ruin the country by closing everything down and canceling events and concerts and school, putting people out of work, in order to advance some sort of agenda. These people are sick, in my view.

Coronavirus Hysteria: “Liberals” for Fascism, Police State in Amerika

Here is my latest article on Activist Post: Coronavirus Hysteria: “Liberals” for Fascism, Police State in Amerika:

March 17, 2020

Former Congressman Ron Paul is right about the government and medical fear mongers inciting panic among the American population. Bureaucrats and their media spokespeople are scaring Americans to accept unnecessary abridgments of their freedom.

And it’s very troubling now with the “liberals” and their calls for more fascism and controls, and pleas for censorship, just as it was with the warmongers after 9/11.

Bernie Sanders recently accused Donald Trump’s alleged coronavirus “unfactual information” of “exacerbating the crisis,” and said that, “the first thing we have got to do, whether or not I’m president, is to shut this president up right now.”

But all Trump has done is to tell the truth about the coronavirus COVID-19, that for most people is really no different from the seasonal flu. The symptoms are similar, and for most people the symptoms are mild symptoms.

For Bernie and the media propagandists, everyone should just obediently believe the hype that implies that COVID-19 is as serious as Ebola, and shut up.

(However, while Ebola has a 90% mortality rate, coronavirus COVID-19 has a less then 1% mortality rate. That’s quite a difference, Bernie.)

Like the neocon warmongers and interventionists who censored criticism of government psychopaths after 9/11, the “liberals” will be going after any speech that doesn’t fall in line with the official narrative propaganda of COVID-19.

After 9/11, there were many instances of government-imposed censorship. In the years after 9/11, Sen. Lindsey Graham said, “I wish we could find some way to hold people accountable. Free speech is a great idea, but we’re in a war. During World War II, you had limits on what you could do if it inspired the enemy.”

Note the “We’re At War” thing. We’re “at war” so Graham says censoring or stifling freedom of speech (especially our criticism of those imbeciles in Washington) is okey-dokey for him.

And Graham and his fellow statists also reject due process. He said that if someone is accused of terrorism, then, “If you’re an American citizen and you betray your country, you’re not going to be given a lawyer.”

Naturally statists who worship the high-and-mighty rulers do not understand that we’re talking about those accused of “betraying their country,” not people who have been tried and convicted of such acts.

But soon the non-hysterical and non-irrational will be accused of “terrorism” or of “giving people COVID-19” if we don’t go along with the hype and panic, and who knows what will happen then.

The “liberals” are now the ones with the “We’re at War” mentality, with the overblown, over-hyped “War on Coronavirus.” Unlike during the H1N1 crisis of 2009-2010 when Obama was President, now Trump is President. That’s different. So the Trump haters’ inner Nazi is now showing in full glory.

Besides the president of France Emmanuel Macron saying, “We are at war,” here in the U.S. government parasites like Joe Biden and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo are calling for the military to get involved with COVID-19. As Becky Akers notes, Cuomo has already militarized New Rochelle. (Oh, what will the Petries do now?)

Herr Cuomo wrote in a New York Times op-ed, “our best hope is to utilize the Army Corps of Engineers to leverage its expertise, equipment, and people power to retrofit and equip existing facilities — like military bases or college dormitories” … (For COVID-19 sufferers? Or for those who object to the “liberal” fascists and their police state? We just don’t know.)

And the president of Massachusetts General Hospital has said that “we need to think about this in almost a war-like stance,” so, I’m sure that he and the doctors have their battle fatigues on, the ambulance tanks revved up, and ready for the kill.

In Massachusetts, the alleged birthplace of the American Revolution, the liberal Republican Gov. Charlie Baker has ordered schools closed, a ban on gatherings of more than 25 sheeple, and he’s ordered restaurants and bars closed down. Other U.S. state governors are doing the same, and some are ordering more extensive bans and closures.

The sheeple are responding to the media and “officials” propaganda by flooding grocery stores and hoarding toilet paper and other goods, like it’s an impending blizzard or hurricane. The restaurant closures will elicit more hysterical crowding of the grocery stores, so the fascists in control might consider closing them, too. What then?

The rulers just don’t get the freedom thing, do they?

What, not let all the businesses be open and let the informed public make their own choice whether to voluntarily go into a restaurant or bar, or not?

No, NOT voluntary! “Voluntary” doesn’t enter the vocabulary of a fascist, or socialist like Bernie Sanders who wants the government to control just about every aspect of everyday life, with all the people being compelled by force to comply. OBEY!

With the stock market collapsing like in 2008, and many people now losing their finances and with the business closings many people losing their necessary commerce and paychecks, I am hoping that someone takes these bureaucrats and their dictatorial orders to court.

And what if business owners and their customers and patrons engaged in civil disobedience, and went about their lives as usual? What would Gov. Charlie Baker do to them? Arrest them? And put them into over-crowded jails, putting them at risk of coronavirus COVID-19?

And all this hysteria and government conniving with a contagious virus, that, as Dr. Jeremy Faust of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School wrote, isn’t as deadly as the media are making it out to be. Compared to Ebola, COVID-19’s mortality rate of probably less than 1% is quite low, taking into account all the people who have probably already had it but because of mild symptoms assumed it was just a flu or cold and so didn’t bother reporting it or even going to the doctor.

It is mainly a serious problem for those who already have respiratory illnesses or other serious medical problems, and for the elderly whose immune systems are weaker because of age.

And by the way, because of the media’s sensationalizing COVID-19, and with the fascism and militarism of this latest situation, just how many strokes and heart attacks might happen (or have happened) because of all the stress and worry being inflicted onto people by fear mongers and the stock market collapse and uncertainty they have caused?

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Unnecessary Coronavirus COVID-19 Hysteria and Panic

The gubmint in Washington is bribing officials in the states to welcome its expanding powers even more. Here are two important articles by Jon Rappoport, in which he explains what’s going on with the medical officials’ expanding the definition of “confirmed cases” to be many more than actually are, and on the usual “follow the money” theme. I suggest reading those articles, his recent writing on today’s hysteria and panic with the coronavirus COVID-19.

And Jeremy Samuel Faust, emergency physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an instructor at Harvard Medical School, has an important article at Slate, COVID-19 Isn’t As Deadly As We Think.

This all suggests that COVID-19 is a relatively benign disease for most young people, and a potentially devastating one for the old and chronically ill, albeit not nearly as risky as reported. Given the low mortality rate among younger patients with coronavirus—zero in children 10 or younger among hundreds of cases in China, and 0.2-0.4 percent in most healthy nongeriatric adults (and this is still before accounting for what is likely to be a high number of undetected asymptomatic cases)—we need to divert our focus away from worrying about preventing systemic spread among healthy people—which is likely either inevitable, or out of our control—and commit most if not all of our resources toward protecting those truly at risk of developing critical illness and even death: everyone over 70, and people who are already at higher risk from this kind of virus.

This still largely comes down to hygiene and isolation. But in particular, we need to focus on the right people and the right places. Nursing homes, not schools. Hospitals, not planes. We need to up the hygienic and isolation ante primarily around the subset of people who can’t simply contract SARS-CoV-2 and ride it out the way healthy people should be able to.

Healthy people who are hoarding food, masks, and hand sanitizer may feel like they are doing the right thing. But, all good intentions aside, these actions probably represent misdirected anxieties. When such efforts are not directly in service of protecting the right people, not only do they miss the point of everything we have learned so far, they may actually unwittingly be squandering what have suddenly become precious and limited resources

I really hope people will stop panicking and being so hysterical. And I mean the irresponsible, fear-mongers in government and media. They are terrible!

Socialism vs. Freedom

Here is my latest article on Activist Post, Socialism vs. Freedom:

Bernie Sanders seems to be getting a lot of support from people who think they want “socialism” in America, especially the young people, many of whom know nothing about what socialism really is.

There is a lot of misinformation out there, including the assertion that Sweden and other Nordic countries are “socialist,” which they aren’t because of their protection of private property and the private ownership of the means of production. So, those countries are capitalist countries but with a large welfare state, just like the U.S.

But the truth is, actual socialism has a history of economic stagnation and impoverishment, tyranny, and political oppression. The “equality” that Bernie supporters are looking for does not exist in socialist societies.

In such socialist societies the political class are the elites who climb the ladder of success based on political favoritism and corruption, not based on abilities, talent, merit and risk. The political class are the rulers and the rest of the people are their servants, quite frankly.

No “equality” there.

So Bernie is running on a platform to “tax the billionaires” to pay for all the socialist programs he wants to impose.

But Bernie has also said he wants to eliminate the billionaires (until there are no more billionaires to tax, and thus no more wealth to fund his schemes!).

The truth is, these politicians, demagogues, and propagandists such as Bernie are really for government power and control, and they oppose freedom, even though it was freedom that most contributed to the biggest expansion in growth and progress in human history and the biggest rise in the standard of living of all (and not just the “1%” or the “rich” or billionaires, but everyone).

More than guided by motivations of charity, giving and compassion, the Bernie socialists seem guided by envy and covetousness in their expressed desire to take other people’s money and stuff away from them. Sadly, earlier misguided Americans began the process for them by imposing the income tax and empowering the IRS.

And the truth is, socialism is anything but “social.” It is in fact anti-social. Socialism is antithetical to peace, and has no place for the peacefulness of voluntary exchange. Socialists impose policies of coercion, compulsion, and government theft of private wealth, government exploitation of your labor.

Many people agree with the policies of aggression against peaceful people, from the antifa demonstrators who beat up MAGA hat-wearing Trump supporters to the police state enforcing immigration and drug laws.

And Project Veritas showed that some Bernie supporters are threatening to burn down Milwaukee and other cities if Bernie doesn’t get the Democrat nomination.

But these people merely reflect the actual government policies they support. Socialism requires a heavy dose of State power and aggression over the people and a powerful police state, goons with badges and guns, to enforce the bureaucrats’ iron fist.

The differences between socialism and freedom?

Unlike in the private sector in which all transactions, trades and associations must be voluntary, and the use of coercion with threats of force are considered criminal, under socialism the transactions between government and the workers are involuntary. You must obey the government’s demands for whatever it wants, or else.

And the U.S. quickly became this kind of society after the income tax was imposed in the early 20th Century. Which is what enabled the aforementioned enrichment of the ruling class in Washington. (Hence Bernie’s three homes and $2 million in wealth. But what has he actually produced and served consumers with in return? Nothing, quite frankly.)

And it is not just the “rich” who are robbed by the government, it is everyone. Either through direct taxation or indirectly via inflation and a central bank such as the Federal Reserve System.

So we have to decide whether we want to live in a free society, a society of peace and prosperity, or not.

The socialist society, or in the U.S. the “mixed economy” as it is sometimes called, requires the violation of the people’s freedom.

What exactly is freedom, as compared to the enslavement of the government-owned and controlled economy under socialism?

In freedom, you own your life and your body. Not the government. You own your labor and all the energy and effort you put into your productivity, until you voluntarily sell your labor to an employer, a client or customer. And you thus own the earnings or compensation that are paid to you voluntarily by such employers, clients or customers, which are based on mutually agreed-to voluntary contracts.

In the modern era, more freedom has led to the periods of the greatest growth and expansion, and raised the standard of living of all in society. Socialism and less freedom have a history of reducing the standard of living of the people.

For example, we still have generally a lot of freedom in the tech sector now, unlike the healthcare and some other sectors. The reason you have a very modern and convenient iPhone and other little gadgets is because of that freedom.

All the advances and inventions of modern tech, as well as inventions in other areas, came from that freedom and free markets. They did not come from socialism.

What inventions, exactly, came from the socialist Soviet Union? From Cuba, North Korea, or Iran?

And healthcare in the U.S., for example, right now is not nearly as free and affordable as it used to be.

What happened? The government came in during the 1960s and imposed Medicare and Medicaid. Those interventions, mandates and intrusions distorted the markets in healthcare and caused havoc, which led to the increase in costs in healthcare. Prior to those intrusions, if someone was unable to afford to go to a doctor or hospital, it was affordable for doctors to provide medical care for people for free, which many did.

There was much more freedom of healthcare in general in the old days, as well. Doctor-patient confidentiality was also more secure. Governmental intrusions have compromised that, too.

Another example of the destruction of socialism is Venezuela, which Bernie enthusiastically praises. In Venezuela the government seized the ownership of the means of production of food. Food production and distribution are under the ownership and control of the government. And what happened? The government distortions in those markets gave the Venezuelan people empty store shelves, long lines, mass starvation, violence, corruption, and death.

In contrast, look at all the store shelves in grocery stores in the U.S. Fully stocked, most of the time, with many, many choices, all as a result of private ownership of food production and distribution, and the freedom of the people running those industries to do what they think is right at whatever given time, not based on what a bureaucrat demands.

In socialism the government owns the means of production. And what is the most important means of production? The people, of course.

In socialist societies you do not own your own life and your labor’s earnings. The government is the initial, primary owner of your labor and the government gives to you whatever it thinks you deserve.

Meanwhile, when there’s more freedom, especially the freedom to keep more of what you earn, businesses expand more and the workers are getting better pay and benefits so they can afford that car, a new refrigerator, etc. A recent example: the tax cuts of December, 2017 in the U.S. that were followed by companies immediately announcing their workers’ raises and bonuses.

In a genuinely free society the companies are privately owned and the capital of the private manufacturers and investors is free from government theft. This leaves the people free to invest in and expand their businesses to produce better goods and services to better serve the consumers.

Freedom is one big reason why people in the society can afford to have an iPhone, a TV, a car, and air conditioning.

In contrast, when the State owns and runs production and industry, which is what Bernie Sanders wants (like in modern Cuba and the old Soviet Union), government bureaucrats decide what you will do with your life and career (tracking kids from kindergarten to college, etc.). That is because in such societies you have no freedom and your right to self-ownership is usurped away by the rulers, i.e. a slave of the State.

And in such socialist societies there is no political freedom including the right to “question authority” and challenge the State’s abuses. Given that the U.S. is very socialist in the kinds of powers and controls the federal government already has, it’s no wonder the regime in Washington railroads anyone who rocks the establishment boat, from Donald Trump to political prisoners Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange.

In socialist societies that Amerika had become long ago but many people aren’t willing or able to acknowledge, you can see how political power over others and the political process is an obsession. Look how members of the political class are climbing and grasping for power with the current 2020 elections.

The two major parties, Republican and Democrat, a.k.a. Republicrat and Demopublican, are really a racket. They are really a branch of the government, federal, state and local. Just look how those two parties have legally restricted the right of third parties or independent candidates to get their names on ballots. And the media, by the way, are another branch of the government, as their propaganda mainly repeats the government’s word without question.

Anti-establishment media people are “heretics,” “unpatriotic,” “Russia puppets,” and censored by mainstream media, or “de-platformed” by the government’s social media minions.

And, while Donald Trump in many ways is also an authoritarian socialist, just see how the apparatchiks and propagandists of the permanent extra-constitutional national security state and bureaucratic state went after him, just because he said, “Drain the Swamp.” Just look how the State’s criminals of government made things up, like “golden showers” and concocted a Steele Dossier to falsely accuse and frame-up a duly elected U.S. president. And when that didn’t work, they then made up more “crimes” from a mere phone call toward an impeachment, and that didn’t work either.

And with the pathological political class the Republicans are just as bad as the “strategizing” Democrats. Some of the conservative talk radio hosts and their ditto-head callers are saying they will vote in Democrat primaries for Bernie. But how did Rush Limbaugh’s “Operation Chaos” work out? (It gave us Obama!)

You see, this is how things are when everything in life is politicized in a socialist society.

The conservatives, by the way, love socialism when it comes to the immigration issue. They love the idea of the central planners in Washington attempting to control the movements of millions of people, which is impossible.

The Rush Limbaugh crowd loves having the government restrict the rights and freedom of foreigners entering “our” country, entering the socialized and “publicly-owned” territory of Amerika and imposing a police state on everyone at or near the border.

In that kind of socialism that conservatives love, you have to get the government’s permission to get a job somewhere or to hire someone.

In contrast, in a free society people come and go as they please, they go to where a job is available and they buy or rent a home where they want to live, and employers just hire the best person for the job. No permission from a parasite bureaucrat in Washington needed.

In a free society, you do what you want to do with your own life, your labor and property, as long as you are peaceful and don’t violate the persons or property of others. Not complicated.

And in a free society, there is no government “war on drugs.” You own your own body and consume whatever you decide, and you’re responsible for your own decisions and actions. But when life is socialized, the government is empowered to own and control everything, including you.

Currently in Amerika, the government owns your body and bureaucrats decide what you may or may not put into “your” body.

In a free society, if you want to use, buy or sell a plastic bag, then you use, buy or sell a plastic bag. As long as you don’t litter. People littering is the real problem as far as environmental issues are concerned, not plastics per se.

In a free society no one may go to government bureaucrats to ban plastic, or ban anything for that matter. No banning drugs by law, no banning sugary drinks or salt, no banning guns, no bans on otherwise peaceful activities.

So a free society is a “leave people the hell alone” society. Whether the Bernie, Bloomberg or Trump socialists and fascists like it or not!

And in a free society, you educate your children however you want. And when there is freedom, there would be many more schools and choices, and the government doesn’t run the schools. No federal Department of Education, no local school committees. And it’s all voluntary. No compulsory education.

In a free society, if your child wants to have a lemonade stand, she has a lemonade stand. Nothing a local official or neighbor can do about it, as long as it’s on your own private property. If you want to drive a cab and offer people rides, you put “TAXI” on top and drive your cab and offer people rides. You don’t get a bureaucrat’s permission. You don’t pay the government a fee. You just do it.

And in a free society there is freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of movement, freedom of self-defense, and due process.

Sadly, there is no room for any of those things in a socialist society.

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