Tucker Carlson did a totally kick ass monologue last night, and I really recommend listening to the whole thing. As is usual with media outlets, different pages offer different titles. I should state up front that the titles for this Tucker segment are somewhat misleading from a rigorously legal standpoint. Here are the two variations that I'm aware of:
* Tucker: Reading government data will get you censored
* Tucker Carlson: If you read government data, you'll be thrown in jail and censored by Big Tech
We knew this was coming, how long can it continue?
The problem with these is that, strictly speaking, from a legal standpoint only the government can censor you. The First Amendment deals with government action--or, as it turns out, actions supported by the government. Yep, I'm being a bit misleading two, because it's a complicated topic--and that's part of the point.
The point is that we all know what Tucker is talking about, and social media (aka Big Tech) has gotten such a stranglehold over online communication--meaning, really, communication generally--that America stands in need of a robust debate on the role of social media and its standards for policing content. Are social media platforms publishers? Are they public utilities? These really are complicated questions, and we should think twice before we invite government involvement. Maybe Trump's new social media initiative is the best solution. Honest people can disagree.
On the other hand, there isn't much doubt about the partisan and ideological bent of much of the social media policing and "fact" checking. There has long been the suspicion of these private companies colluding with politicians. Now, however, with the release of the Fauci emails, we have actually seen a social media company (Facebook) offering its services to a government entity for the purpose of policing messaging about Covid response and vaccines. Not, be it noted, for the purpose of "getting the message out" in a public service sense but for the purpose of preventing any dissenting message from getting out. That's pretty clearly a problematic position to be taking, both for government and for social media companies. Ted Cruz, among others, has suggested the companies may face legal liability.
Be that as it may be, Tucker gets into a really forceful discussion of the way the public narrative is being shaped around the vaccines, particularly as applied to young people. Of course, this is in the context of the "emergency meeting" that the CDC has announced regarding the very high rate of heart inflammation for young men post-vax. OK, let me clarify that last bit. If you look at the data--which you can find here--it's true that the numbers appear to be small on a percentage basis. However, the point which Tucker makes by quoting a doctor is that the increase over what was to be expected is quite drastic--raising the very real possibility that the vaccines are more dangerous to young people than is the disease. More on that below.
So, with all that in mind, HERE is the page at which you can view the video, as well as what appears to be a very full transcript--it may actually be a complete transcript, which isn't the usual practice. You won't regret the 15 minutes or so spent on it.
Now, for purposes of what will follow, here are some brief excerpts from the Tucker monologue. In the first excerpt Tucker begins by quoting himself. The Israeli report has been out for some time--at least a couple of weeks:
From this you can see that it's not surprising--despite the low percentage basis of this side effect--why the CDC has scheduled an "emergency" meeting. It also raises huge questions about why in the world "colleges across the country [are] requiring students" to be vaxxed. It seems like an extremely risky legal position, given that this is an experimental treatment.
Now another related excerpt:
Now, some might find it refreshing that Twitter should label government statistics as misleading. Still, they seem to be opening a can of worms. One wonders what Twitter's real agenda is here and who decided upon it.
The bottom line really does seem to be something like this:
Sen. Ron Johnson was just suspended from YouTube because he suggested hydroxychloroquine might be a treatment for the coronavirus. He also said you might not need the vaccine if you've had and recovered from COVID. Those aren't crazy positions, they’re rooted in science. Many researchers now agree with Ron Johnson, including Nature Magazine. Are they banned? We don’t know. Because now, in the United States, you're no longer allowed to be anything less than an enthusiastic booster of vaccines for everybody.
Nature magazine is about as mainstream scientific establishment as you can get. Moreover, Germany is hardly a hotbed of anti-science reaction, especially at the government level, yet:
Germany is now recommending that healthy young people avoid the vaccine, period. It’s too dangerous.
Stay with me--I know that was a long buildup.
The other day Emerald Robinson launched this tweet:
According to the CDC's own data, more than 750 people DIED from taking the experimental vaccines in ONE WEEK in May.— Emerald Robinson ✝️ (@EmeraldRobinson) June 10, 2021
ER was roundly criticized by low info online stalkers who questioned her honesty and understanding. But ...
Today we get the full story, and it's pretty disturbing. Tucker referred to this larger issue:
TUCKER JUNE 11, 2021: Between July 1, 1997, and the end of 2013 — five and half years — there were 2,149 deaths reported in the U.S. for all vaccines combined. Yet in just six months, there have been more than 5,160 deaths associated with the covid vaccine, as reported to VAERS. More than double, in less than one-tenth the time. Oh, but those numbers are wrong, claim the usual liars with maximum hysteria. OK. So what are the real numbers? How many people have been killed or injured by the COVID vaccines? Does anyone know the answer?
TGP published the current VAERS numbers today (voluntary reporting alert). Not only was ER right, but the numbers overall are a bit stunning:
VAERS COVID Vaccine Data (Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System, USA)
329,021 Reports Through June 4, 2021
Urgent Care: 43,891
OFFICE VISITS: 58,800
BELL’S PALSY: 1,737
Life Threatening: 5,885
Heart Attacks: 2,190
Thrombocytopenia/Low Platelet 1,564
Severe Allergic Reaction: 15,052
Finally, an interesting legal development. A federal lawsuit has been filed challenging the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Covid vaccines. The complaint is 113 pages long, so I haven't read it yet. However, this is what it's basically about:
What's notable in this, or so it seems to me, is that this is a civil lawsuit. Therefore discovery will not be subject to the constraints of FOIA, as were the Fauci emails.