The flood of information and commentary has been overwhelming--even if it basically just confirms what has been known by anyone who cared to know within a month or two of the onset of Covid Panic.
It's impossible to cover it all, and much is repetitive. However ...
A good place to start is this relatively short piece regarding Gulf War Syndrome. Gulf War Syndrome, as it happens, was a reaction to a government sponsored anthrax vaccine. The developers took shortcuts and failed to do basic safety checks.
Sound familiar? Consider: the VAERS reporting system for Covid vax "adverse effects" is at ~ 4,500 dead and counting, while vast numbers of people at no risk--the young and very young, those who were infected and now have natural immunity--are now being pressured to put themselves at needless risk, with possible lifelong consequences especially with regard to reproduction. Other groups being pressured to vax up--pregnant women and the aged, for example--were excluded from the all too brief safety trials. Would your government really do things that stupid?
Glenn Reynolds is one who doesn't need much convincing. And, being a law professor, he presents his views in the most measured of terms:
ARROGANT, INCOMPETENT, AND POLITICIZED EVEN WHEN NOT ACTUALLY CORRUPT: THAT’S THE KIND OF PEOPLE WHO RUN OUR INSTITUTIONS NOW.
Notice how cautious he is, true to pedigree? He leaves out: CRIMINAL.
Reynolds also links to an excellent summary at Legal Insurrection of what we've learned this week:
#FauciEmails Reveal A Career Bureaucrat Who Followed Political, Not Medical, Science
Jack Posobiec: “White House staff are actively discussing an exit strategy for Dr Anthony Fauci following the release of his emails yesterday, per WH official”
Two key big picture excerpts:
While the propagandist media is busy fawning over Fauci as some sort of superhuman godlet who was single-handedly battling WuFlu in some kind of one-man cage match against President Trump and the Wuhan coronavirus, these emails reveal a startling truth. They tell the story not just of Fauci’s blatant, politically-motivated lies to the public but also the great lengths the legacy media and Big Tech went to shut down any discussion of the virus’s origins or mask use efficacy. It was not about stopping the spread of “misinformation” but was a calculated political ploy to shut down the truth. But we knew that. And now we have proof.
Now Big Tech is facing a reckoning because it essentially stifled reasonable debate, including methodological and scientific studies, that countered national Democrats’ desired narrative. As a result, Facebook had to walk back the bans and allow this “misinformation” to be shared because the silenced reports have turned out to be correct.
Please don’t get excited. Big Tech won’t learn from this debacle. Instead, they will continue to decide what people can and cannot discuss. National Democrats, who will always insist on their partisan political narrative over truth, will continue to dictate these decisions from on high.
The truth may out, but the Democrats will have achieved their goal by the time it does. So what do they care if their media activist arm and their Big Tech enforcers have egg all over their faces?
Is the author wrong in his baseline judgment? It would take someone more foolhardy than myself to assert that. I'm not foolhardy, but perhaps I'm a bit naive (remember Bluto Barr and Bullsh*t Durham--I do to my shame and regret). Would it be too much to ask whether our Nine Black Robed Guardians of truth, justice, and the First Amendment should find a suitable case and weigh in on this debacle of our constitutional order?
Here's a tweet from the LI piece that pretty much says it all:
It boggles the mind at what could be so sensitive that a bureaucrat’s take on mask wearing from April 2020 would need to be redacted from the #Fauciemails 🤔🤔 pic.twitter.com/qjr7gU5Efy— Philip Holloway 😊 (@PhilHollowayEsq) June 2, 2021
What doesn't boggle the mind is the notion that something is being hidden from the public.
And then there's Sharri Markson hammering away. Is it about time for Kristian Andersen to be called in front of the Senate? For one brief, shining, moment he tried to clue Fauci in to the reality of the Covid origins. Then, it seems, he realized that the dispensers of government grants had other ideas:
Scientist Kristian Anderson told Fauci SARS-CoV-2 has “unusual features” that “potentially look engineered”.
Not long after this email, the scientists authored a piece insisting the virus was natural and Fauci said the same publicly. This is a massive cover-up.
(Buzzfeed FOIA)This email also says the genome of SARS-CoV-2 appears “inconsistent with expectations from evolutionary theory”.
Yet, other scientists who raised this same point were shut down and ignored, while journalists investigating it were accused of peddling a debunked conspiracy theory.Fauci misled the public by failing to say the virus may have been the result of gain-of-function experiments at a Wuhan lab.
No one knows more about this research than him - including the risk of a pandemic.
But he never once mentioned it during conversations in the Oval.Fauci wrote in 2012 that gain-of-function research could spark a pandemic but he felt the benefits of it outweighed the risks.
Now we learn he knew about the unusual features of Covid-19 early last year but didn’t say a word.
This is a monumental cover-up. He needs to resign.It is incomprehensible for an official charged with protecting the public health of Americans to decide a pandemic is a risk he is willing to take.
He covered-up a possible lab origin not just from the public but from the most senior White House national security officials.How can Biden possibly keep as his presidential adviser someone who was willing to risk a pandemic to conduct gain-of-function research?
Research deemed so risky the Obama admin hit pause on it in 2014 before Fauci lifted that quietly in 2017.
Unacceptable.And here’s @K_G_Andersen’s response
I know it's super mundane, but it isn't actually a "massive cover-up" Sharri. It's just science. Boring, I know, but it's quite a helpful thing to have in times of uncertainty.
"Just science?" Those are words that could come back to haunt Andersen. Or bite him in the ass. Marina Medvin understands:
Fauci has singlehandedly transferred medical science into political science.— Marina Medvin 🇺🇸 (@MarinaMedvin) June 2, 2021
This level of medical deceit to effectuate political control is unprecedented in American history.#FauciEmails
And while a ton of credit goes to Rand Paul, "firing" doesn't seem to fit the case, considering the enormity of what has gone down:
Told you 👀— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) June 2, 2021
Finally--Never Forget. Never forget that this came in the wake of four solid years of Deep State, DC Establishment, Global Elite, and complicit Media generated hoaxes and disinformation campaigns. Of determined efforts to overthrow the elected president of the US and institute the Great Reset, culminating in a hoax election.
Re the Wright piece on anthrax vaccine, vaccine was given in great numbers, but there was another element to the poisoning of our troops during that first Gulf War. We can read about it. I am living with it. Cipro was the magic drug, along with others in its fluoroquinolone family. A high-powered antibiotic, it was given for everything from sinus infections and urinary tract infections to the major conditions it was intended for like pneumonia. And then they began to notice the adverse reactions. The most obvious was ruptured Achilles tendons, but there were others, among them peripheral neuropathy. Dr. Beatrice A. Golomb, at the University of California San Diego, noticed a connection between the Gulf War Syndrome symptoms, the use of cipro in the military who took part in that war, and the symptoms that continued to be reported in civilians here. The symptoms were so diverse, that it was easy to mistake them for other conditions. Now, they know better. But it took a long time for the FDA to issue its Black Box warnings on cipro, and many doctors continue to give it, even now. How do I know about this? I was one who was poisoned by it. I have understandably done a lot of research.ReplyDelete
Here is an article from Military Times.
And another - one of many she has written - from Dr. Golomb:
Fluoroquinolone-induced serious, persistent, multisymptom adverse effects
Very interesting. The cost of empire. Those were the days, when we still believed.Delete
"...while vast numbers of people at no risk--the young and very young, those who were infected and now have natural immunity--are now being pressured to put themselves at needless risk..."ReplyDelete
This may be nitpicking but my hackles go up every time I read something like this and feel like it must be cited. The vast, overwhelming majority of us are at almost *no* risk from the Wuflu. It's not just the young or Wuflu recovered. Unless you are very old and have some serious comorbidities, the chance of any of us getting so sick from this flu that we need hospitalization is tiny. The risk of dying is smaller. Again, it can't be repeated enough: if not for the bogus testing protocols and bogus standards for determining "cases" and "deaths" this Wuflu wouldn't be a pandemic at all, certainly nothing more than a bad seasonal flu. We have to stop paying obeisance to the lie that Wuflu is a menace or any justification for injecting experimental drugs into our bodies.
Sorry. Bit tangential i know.
Not a problem. I try to do shorthand--and let others fill in some of the blanks. Otherwise I'd be at the keyboard all day and night.Delete
"Otherwise I'd be at the keyboard all day", esp. seeing as you try to do real justice to specs, about quite fluid situations.Delete
"How can Biden possibly keep as his presidential adviser someone who was willing to risk a pandemic to conduct gain-of-function research?"ReplyDelete
Is she serious?
Biden would not be president, if it were not for the Covid-19 pandemic! Biden owes it all to the likes of Fauci and his Media /Big Tech (Big Lie) fawning collaborators.
It's not that I do not agree with Sheri's line of thinking, but the statement above about Biden axing Fauci has to heave been made in sarcasm.
Andersen's response to Markson was interesting--he mimics Fauci. Hey, it's all science! In science as in so much else 'follow the money' is a useful explanatory principle.Delete
Yeah, like 97% of the scientists now agree that the lab leak theory is false. When Grant money is at stake, the Science will follow.Delete
Fauci, Pelosi, Schumer, Soros, Gates, Barr, Obama, Biden and many others should be judged in Nuremberg style trials. This is a crime against humanity.ReplyDelete
Command and control societies always seem to get to the same place, large scale mortality/morbidity due to misjudgments at the tippy top. We are here now. Relatedly here's another deplorable institutional errorReplyDelete
"Reports of Americans turned away by hospitals even if they are symptomatic with the virus and pneumonia is tragic. These drugs have proven to be effective in clinical trials and real-life, but they are sometimes withheld from regular Americans who aren’t VIPs. Highly touted monoclonal antibody therapies sit unused in hospitals. Doses of monoclonal antibodies—Covid-19 therapies authorized for emergency use last month—are sitting unused in hospital pharmacies."
This is old, but still relevant...there were/are many failures
I like to say "fish don't know they're wet" talking about Democrat fascists, but, it turns out I'm also a fish (different species).ReplyDelete
All those months I believed Bluto Barr... The ONLY reason I eventually saw the reality of the corrupt charade was my Beijing-born CCP-educated Chinese-American girlfriend who always looked at me with those sad eyes you give an idiot child. She saw something I didn't. One day I saw what she always saw.
We're all living in a corrupt swamp so filthy we don't want to believe.
*I like to say "fish don't know they're wet"*
Yes. It's hard (for all of us) to get out of our heads (our biases, our conceits, our arrogance and self-absorption) and see the truth around us.
I have remarked here from time to time that Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale of The Emperor's New Clothes is a nicely instructive parable of our times.
Also interesting (both on and off topic) on the question of what's water when its all around us is the late David Foster Wallace's acclaimed commencement address to the graduating Class of 2005 at Kenyon College...
Here's a link:
Most of us, including most of our fellow citizens in positions of power, are clueless.
Yeah, Cass, I can see why that speech is so acclaimed. Some gems:Delete
< ... learning how to think really means, learning how to exercise some *control* over how and what you think....
The plain fact is that, you graduating seniors do not yet have any clue, what “day in day out” really means....
The point is, that petty, frustrating crap like this is, exactly where the work of choosing is gonna come in.
Because the traffic jams, and crowded aisles and long checkout lines give me time to think, and if I don’t make a conscious decision about how to think, and what to *pay attention* to, I’m gonna be pissed and miserable every time I have to shop.
Because my natural *default setting* is the certainty, that situations like this are really all about me. >
For an interesting 2016 feminist hatchet job on this, and gripping readers' critiques of this tantrum, see
Later, I may have more extensive comments.
I read it. I liked it.Delete
When he gave that speech warning how your mind (intelligence, pride, arrogance, etc.) will put you in the ditch if you let it, Foster was 43, and he was 46 when he committed suicide.
Yes, Wallace was perhaps his own worst enemy in terms of letting his own internal demons dominate.
I have two additional bigger picture reactions...
From an individual point of view, Wallace explains how very hard it is for individuals to get out of our heads and objectively understand what's really going on around us. This pretty much applies to everybody. Our reality is the reality going on inside our heads.
My second reaction (and perhaps its a stretch) relates to the political discussions and discoveries which this board is all about. All of the conspirators we have identified (Mrs Clinton, Obama, Biden, and on down) live in their own realities which presumably, in their own minds, justifies their actions. They don't understand or appreciate the greater realities of life (including other people's lives) around them. We saw this early on (in the present crisis) when Mrs Clinton called us deplorables and then Peter Strzok called us as smelly Walmart people. Today, they call us racist, sexist, homophobic conspiracy theorists...and worse. And they believe it.
From my perspective, the Left doesn't know what water is.
Cass, I'll bet that many of the brass know quite well what water is.Delete
For a gripping take on the processes of recent US history, see "Jessica", at the Archdruid’s current site, https://www.ecosophia.net/toward-the-breaking-point/#comment-66413 :
< That institutional science is deservedly not trusted is not the result of a few bad apples. It flows from the deepest parts of the structure of the economy of recent decades.
Our story starts back in the 1960s. This was the peak of the unnatural US domination of world manufacturing (made possible by rival industrial powers having had their infrastructure bombed, and their finances trashed). A peak that was about to wind down. At the same time, the economy was changing, into one driven more by knowledge, and less by capital/infrastructure.
What was both possible and needed was, a knowledge-driven economy that related to manufacturing, the way that manufacturing related to agriculture in the industrial revolution. Manufacturing was only possible when agriculture was sufficient, and it fed back into agriculture with equipment. In the same way, a real knowledge economy is only possible when manufacturing (and agriculture) are sufficient, and it feeds back into them by making them more efficient and robust.
A real knowledge economy must do two things at the same time: set information free to be shared and built on, and compensate those who do the knowledge work. This would probably look more like a well-run commons, than like the private property or state property of manufacturing. It is hard to say, because *no real knowledge economy* has been built anywhere on mass scale.
We did not get a real knowledge economy. Instead we got the bonsai version. Social structures that worked, crudely and perhaps unnecessarily brutally, for an industrial economy, were adapted to knowledge. Patents. Copyrights. Intellectual property. Monopoly. An economy that functions, *not by making use* of the main advantage of knowledge – its ease of sharing and multiplying – but by *throttling* it.
One of the first results was, that the work force that by the 1960s had been developed for a knowledge economy (a large part of which was the sons and daughters of the working class and lower middle class, who had flooded into universities in the post-war years) looked at the prospect of working in the bonsai economy, and said no. This rejection was one of the major drivers of The Sixties....
The rest of Jessica's post:Delete
< All this was a product, of a prosperity that was about to be shaken. In the 1970s, the US economy could not move forward, not with a bonsai economy, but it could not stand still once Europe and Japan had fully recovered from WW2. The result was stagflation, and the start of the counter-attack against the *intrusion of non-elites* into decision making. The essence of the counter-attack was, to block any input from non-elites in the activities of elites, be they governmental, corporate, or academic elites. This meant establishing a principle of non-accountability of elites. Since that time, the US and the rest of the industrialized world have been, like a plane whose pilot is switching off one warning system after another.
Of course, one aspect of this principle of elite non-accountability was, *prohibition of discussion* of this fact. Academia and media play a large role in enforcing this prohibition….
… Comes the 1980s and President Reagan. The professional managerial class (PMC) teamed up with those who pull their strings, to solve the stagflation of the 1970s by throwing the working class all the way under the bus. In the 1990s, the collapse of the Soviet bloc, and the establishment of party-led capitalism in China, threw huge numbers of workers onto the global market, and gave the PMC more intense domination over the working class throughout the first world.
This is why the 2008 financial crisis and the covid-19 crisis have been handled as they have.
By 2016, the rot could not be hidden any longer, and both Trump and Bernie, in their own ways, for the first time, put what had been done to the working class, and to the industrial regions of the country, at the heart of the presidential campaign. The campaign of the most qualified (most resume’d) candidate ever showed, that the response of the PMC was to double down on the principle of non-accountability.
Ever since then, the right of non-accountability of the professional managerial class, and of those more powerful on whose behalf they rule, has been defended ever more vigorously, even viciously. What I am trying to show is, that this was *inevitable*. It came, not from a few bad leaders but from the very structure of the professional managerial class as it currently exists. >
More on the bigger picture, from a pal of Bari Weiss, atReplyDelete
https://bariweiss.substack.com/p/what-happens-when-doctors-cant-speak (on recent politicization of medicine),
and Denninger's comments (esp. on intimidation of Henry Ford Hospital System's original looking into HCQ), at
To say this is tragic is understating it.Delete