While keeping an eye on comments I've been trying to put together material for a post that will address what a number of commenters are pointing to this morning: the full court press by the medical establishment and much of the political establishment for universal vaxxing. This despite many warning signals that all is not well with the Covid response.
One way to approach this is offered by an article by Jordan Schachtel (also carried by Zerohedge:
Here's what Schachtel is talking about when he references "Zero COVID"--it's a type of scientistic faith or even a cult, the chief tenet of which is that a virus can be eliminated in a matter of months through draconian social controls, including new gene therapy "vaccines":
Zero Covid, the idea that heavy-handed government edicts and population controls can permanently eliminate a coronavirus from a country, is now failing spectacularly everywhere it is being tried.
You might not read about it in western corporate press agencies, but Zero Covid nations are seeing explosions in Covid-19 cases across the board. The widely praised “success story” countries that followed the radical ideology that is Zero Covid have not only failed to contain a virus, but are now witnessing the uncontrolled spread of that virus in their population centers. The governments committed to this pseudoscientific, totalitarian adventure are scrambling for options, and responding by locking down their nations and further violating the rights of their citizens. The lid has flown off the Zero Covid pressure cooker, revealing the shortcomings of such a reckless ideological endeavor.
Schachtel then goes on to examine what's going on in Australia, Vietnam, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, China, and New Zealand. He concludes:
Every country that has embraced the radical notion of Zero Covid has ended up failing to contain a virus and/or failing to accept that the costs of attempting to contain a virus have been exponentially worse than the benefits of containing the virus. The promised “cures” have been infinitely worse than the disease. There are no longer any “success stories” involving nations using tyrannical means in an attempt to stop a virus. Zero Covid, as any rational person could have predicted a long time ago, has failed in spectacular fashion.
That's fair enough as far as it goes, but it deserves to be explored further. For one thing, the selection of countries doesn't do justice to the broad sweep of the coercive efforts being deployed. Renewed attempts at coercion--fueled by appeals to scariants such as Delta--are being ginned up in England and France. And, as commenters here have noted, this campaign--combining disinformation with threats--is very much in evidence in the US.
An article at LifeSite examines this phenomenon:
There’s little logic in anything vaccine-pushers say nowadays.
The article begins with prominent examples from recent days, beginning with Zhou's identification of 12 (subsequently doxed) persons who he said are "killing people." His spokesman, Mis-Information, and others have called on private corporations to "cancel" these persons. The common denominator is the demand that all must participate in a risky medical experiment:
For days, the mainstream media have been playing a loop of reports that 99% of COVID-19 deaths are among unvaccinated people. Besides there being no data —there’s actually evidence that the opposite is true – it’s become the basis for a stream of dehumanizing propaganda that labels half of the American adult population and most children who haven’t taken experimental COVID-19 shots as “variant factories” and “incubators” of disease.
It’s frighteningly similar to early Nazi propaganda that referred to “filthy Jews” as spreaders of disease and stirred up irrational fear and hatred of millions of people in German society. It was a government message used to justify quarantining a people, starving them, and then annihilating them.
“Look, the only pandemic we have is among the unvaccinated – and they’re killing people,” Joe Biden told reporters on Friday.
Rochelle Walensky, Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said something similar earlier that day: “This is becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated.”
A lot of people have wanted to take off their masks for a long time and they oppose masking children, too. They’ve been forced to cover their faces by ‘freedom of choicers’ like Sebelius, to accommodate their neuroses and leftist desire to control others’ behavior, especially if isn’t sexually deviant or morally abhorrent behavior.
Two days later, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, announced that “99.5% of deaths right now from COVID-19 in our country are happening in the unvaccinated.” The only solution, he said, was for everyone to get vaccinated.
But, as if to demonstrate that they're solid citizens of the Great Reset crowd, at least some GOPers have rushed to join the chorus. Thus we learn, regarding the only current alternate to Trump in 2024,
In his most direct effort to encourage people to get vaccinated, Governor Ron DeSantis said 95% of the new COVID cases are those who are not vaccinated.
And then there's Mitch, seemingly threatening a renewal of lockdowns:
These shots need to get into arms as rapidly as possible, or else we're gonna be back in a situation this fall like what we went through last year.
Fauci tried to pin the blame using a combination of geography and political orientation--never mind that the least vaxxed group in the country appears to be young blacks:
Why are we having red states and places in the South that are very highly ideological in one way not wanting to get vaccinations?
But Americans seem not to be buying into it. Many simply tune it all out, as background noise, but if you ask:
A Trafalgar Group poll revealed that the vast majority of Americans reject mandatory vaccines.
When asked whether respondents felt that “taking COVID vaccines should be mandatory,” or be a matter of “personal choice,” 71.4 percent said it should be a “personal choice. A paltry 21.8 percent agreed with the idea that vaccines should be “mandatory. About 6.8 percent stated they were “unsure.”
Still, the drumbeat continues, with a heavy emphasis on coercion--as in this widely reported story:
Australian MP Says Unvaccinated People "Need To Be Controlled And Restricted"
OK, he's only an MP, and allowance needs to be made for the fact that he's in Australia, which has followed a "drastically stupid" lockdown policy, but he's saying nothing that higher ups aren't also saying throughout much of the West.
Now, all this would be disturbing, even if there were no other agenda in play. However, while smart people can be taken in by ideology, the lack of transparency, the deliberate manipulation of data to feed a narrative, gives one pause. For example, while we keep hearing that "it's a pandemic of the unvaxxed," little to no evidence is presented (I'm quoting from the LifeSite article again):
Other countries--England and, especially, Israel--are also reporting large numbers of the vaxxed coming down with the disease. All of this, and especially in light of the alarmingly high rates of serious injury from the gene therapy vaccines, should raise concerns about this rush to vax the world. Something more than public health has to be in play.
What IS in play?
Yes, it's the Great Reset. The connection has been apparent for a long time. After all, didn't the frontman for the Great Reset, the space alien appearing Klaus Schwab,
write a book about the connection? He did: Covid-19: The Great Reset. And isn't he a proponent of chip implants to control the populace? Yes, he is.
There's an excellent article that delves deeply into this connection authored, improbably, by a former SEIU organizer: Joaquin Flores. It's been republished at Zerohedge, and I'll excerpt from it at some length--but be aware: there's a lot more at the link:
I hope you're still with me, because toward the end of the next lengthy excerpt you'll see our current state of affairs coming into focus:
The rising technocratic dystopia may appear to carry forward the legacy of social-democracy, though perversely, and therefore the utilization of Green parties and social-democratic parties in Europe to implement these is both predicted and rational.
There are two men named Klaus Schwab, no doubt.
One man named Klaus Schwab is seen by the true-believers, fachidiots, the liberal intelligentsia, the institutionally refined population, as a man who deeply cares about humanity. It seems they believe his warnings to be earnest even if uncannily and strikingly prescient. The World Economic Forum after all, must have been established out of great concern for humanity since it is propped up chiefly by the most humane institution in human history, the International Monetary Fund. This Klaus Schwab is a humanist.
So perhaps this is precisely the case for the true-believers; those who accept at face value the new Schwabian ‘distinction’ we are asked to appreciate between a shareholder capitalism and a capitalism 2.0, a stakeholder capitalism.
Then there is a second man named Klaus Schwab, who is seen by the rest of the world and the thinking people within it, for the monster that he is. A grimacing Klaus Schwab who appears on smartphone and tablet screens to warn of impending doom, no going back to normal, new pandemics which will strike very soon, and a wave of cyber-attacks. This Klaus Schwab is a terrorist at large, a character who like Dr. Fauci and Bill Gates appear like a central casting dispatch of Bond villains.
For people who haven’t traded in basic social intelligence for social credit realize that if the person who is issuing warnings of catastrophes is best friends with the very same people who will go on to create those catastrophes, those aren’t warnings. Just like for Fauci who said in 2017 that a massive pandemic would strike within Trump’s term. Those are not warnings, they are threats. Schwab is the one delivering the threats; Schwab is the terrorist.
Why is it so hard to understand that the WEF only does what’s in the interest of the IMF?
... ultimately, the old idea of social capitalism has come back in a new incarnation, a new branding, from the WEF – stakeholder capitalism and capitalism 2.0.
A critical difference that cannot be underscored enough, however, is that there is no long-term plan for the ISA (Ideological State Apparatus) of stakeholder capitalism. They simply use the term ‘capitalism’ to maintain social and ideological continuity from the present incarnation of monopoly capitalism. But the aim is to manage a strictly post-capitalist society. This is however not the one envisaged by the left, but rather one which develops new coercive and depopulating technologies along a misanthropic path towards the transition of the plutocracy into a technocracy.
The WEF does not really need to listen to and hear the population’s actual problems, it can rely on an academy filled with professional critics which the system’s own academies produced, which use a concoction of ideology and speculation to synthesize something resembling a recognition of the population’s problems. This created the illusion that the system was pluralist, when it was practicing a high form of demagogic social psychology and sociology.
The technocracy of the modern plutocracy, as it transitions to a new kind of oligarchy, is similar to fascism in that it takes many of the tropes and discursive framings of anti-capitalism and social justice but in a way that punches downwards as fascism-in-power did, and weaponizes them in the interests of the decidedly anti-social and unjust technocratic leviathan.
The technocracy is different from fascism in that it uses the actual left, and clearly not the populist right. This is evidenced in Trumpism in the U.S. or Le Pen in France, whose base opposes the lockdowns, mask and vaccine mandates, business closures, and prison-like quarantines of the Covid-19 Great Reset. Here, the rising technocratic dystopia may even appear to carry forward the legacy of social-democracy, though perversely, and therefore the utilization of Green parties and social-democratic parties in Europe to implement these is both predicted and rational.
Worse still, center-right parties are also part of this scheme, and when they also move in lockstep with the Great Reset agenda, they can even receive positive press from the center-left (cultural left) establishment media which defines most of European and Western media at present.
Yes, I see that as a reference to the GOPe.
And yet again, these are all political parties that, with the rise of neo-liberalism and globalization, in the aftermath of the destruction of the USSR, have for three decades (or more) taken up the mantle of corporate-public synergy – in the actual tradition of various fascisms, while not acknowledging so.
To refine this point with clarity: fascism and social democracy share a nearly identical conception of political economy (corporate-public synergy). ... the technocracy founds itself on that shared political economy of fascism and social democracy as a starting point, ...
Adding to this, the social media corporate technocrats who are committed to the Great Reset, use the imaginary threat of ‘the far right’, and now ‘vaccine hesitancy’, to pursue a censorship policy indistinguishable from totalitarianism (of either far left or far right).
Because regular people no longer possess political power in systems where corporate rule has replaced constitutional republics, the devastating costs will be pushed downwards.
There we are. Behold the Covidian dystopia that will, they hope, give birth to the Great Reset. This is why there's no letup. This is why every seemingly new figure like DeSantis must be coopted. What is to be done?