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We live in a time of hoaxes--knowingly abetted by our elite would be opinion shapers. I think we can all agree that the Russia Hoax was some kinda major hoax. Add in the ancillary hoaxes that grew out of it--the Ukraine Hoax and so forth--and it's easy to argue that it deserves the number one ranking.
But not everyone agrees . For example. A pathologist, virologist, and CEO of a Covid testing company in Canada just testified that Covid is “the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on an unsuspecting public.” Nor does he simply stop there. He goes on to list a whole string of associated hoaxes:
The political hoax:
“There is utterly unfounded public hysteria driven by the media and politicians, it’s outrageous, this is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on an unsuspecting public,” said Hodkinson.
The doctor said that nothing could be done to stop the spread of the virus besides protecting older more vulnerable people and that the whole situation represented “politics playing medicine, and that’s a very dangerous game.”
The social distancing hoax:
Hodkinson remarked that “social distancing is useless because COVID is spread by aerosols which travel 30 meters or so before landing,” as he called for society to be re-opened immediately to prevent the debilitating damage being caused by lockdowns.
The mask hoax:
“Masks are utterly useless. There is no evidence base for their effectiveness whatsoever,” he said.
“Paper masks and fabric masks are simply virtue signalling. They’re not even worn effectively most of the time. It’s utterly ridiculous. Seeing these unfortunate, uneducated people – I’m not saying that in a pejorative sense – seeing these people walking around like lemmings obeying without any knowledge base to put the mask on their face.”
The testing hoax:
The doctor also slammed the unreliability of PCR tests, noting that “positive test results do not, underlined in neon, mean a clinical infection,” and that all testing should stop because the false numbers are “driving public hysteria.”
Wow! That's a pretty strong case for the Covid hoax taking a top spot in the rankings game.
But how about the Election Hoax? Shouldn't the notion that Biden won the election fair and square--the hoax unrelentingly pushed by Big Media and Big Tech--be vying for that coveted top spot?
Apparently not, based on a Rasmussen study. It seems no more than half the population have been fooled by the yammering Libs--Top Pollster Finds 47% Say ‘Likely’ Democrats Stole Election. And when you actually dig into the numbers it looks even bleaker for those who fancy that they shape public opinion:
“How likely is it,” Rasmussen asked 1,000 likely voters between November 17-18, “that Democrats stole votes or destroyed pro-Trump ballots in several states to ensure Biden would win?”
Only 50 percent said it was not likely, while a whopping 47 percent said it was likely.
Not at all likely: 41 percent.
Not very likely: 9 percent.
Somewhat likely: 11 percent.
Very likely: 36 percent.
There’s another way to look at this… only 41 percent are certain the election was not stolen from Trump.
The partisan breakdown is not exactly what I expected with 75 percent of Republicans — 75 percent! — saying it is very (61 percent) or somewhat (14 percent) likely the election was stolen.
Get this… 30 percent of Democrats — Democrats! — say it is very (20 percent) or somewhat (10 percent) likely the election was stolen from Trump.
Of course 69 percent of Democrats say it is not at all (61 percent) or not very (8 percent) likely the election was stolen from Trump. Still, that 30 percent of Democrats who say it was stolen is pretty remarkable.
When even 30% of Libs aren't fooled, Lib opinion shapers have a real credibility problem--because they're certainly not fooling many others. And, John Nolte adds, it's probably even a bit worse:
When asked the all-important question of whether “your friends and neighbors think Trump should concede,” only 51 percent say yes, while 30 percent say no — 18 percent are unsure.
The reason the “friends and neighbors” question is important is because America’s top pollsters believe that question is a more accurate reflection of the true intent of the person being surveyed. Now that we live in an increasingly fascist country where roving bands of left-wing Brownshirts will either get you fired, or blacklist you, or physically assault you for supporting Trump, people have become shy about telling pollsters the truth of their Trump support. So…
Let me repeat this…
Only 51 percent say Trump should concede.
UPDATE: Monica Showalter also takes note of the Rasmussen survey, and her title brought a smile to my face: Unity: A third of Democrats agree with Republicans that Trump's reelection was stolen -poll. She concludes:
It certainly explains why Biden is trying to sweet talk the electorate with his nonsense unity talk. His real game is to talk voters into believing he actually won the election.