Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Going Direct (2)

Here are excerpts from the second half of Session 2  Doctors for Covid Ethics Symposium. Again, the second session is titled "Going Direct" and features a panel that is, for the most part, made up of persons with a heavily economic background. However, the presentations are not exclusively economic in their orientation.

The first half, yesterday, focused on "Going Direct", meaning the push to establish a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). As we noted, the appeal of a CBDC--quite explicitly enunciated--is the ability to coerce compliance from the subject population. If cash is replaced by a CBDC anyone can be canceled for any reason from participation in the economy--right down to the level of purchasing food. 

The second half continues in this vein, with an emphasis on the ways in which the Covid Regime is being used to enable a Global Coup D'Etat in order to establish a new totalitarian Technocracy. Of special note is the the way in which we see our entire social and constitutional order being bulldozed, so that the Technocrats can Build Back Better--which is to say, in their own image and likeness. As you read, think of all the ways this is happening, and how it fits in to the overall plan. Think of the disruption of border controls, the shuttering of government schools, the war on law and order, on white people, on human biology. 

Examples could be multiplied, but it all boils down to the dissolution of social order--a Cloward Pivens ploy for the establishment of a Technocracy led by scientism cultists.

Before we get to the summary/transcript, here is a brief video. Did you ever think you'd live to see this? We know that this has nothing whatsoever to do with science:

An interesting question this madness presents is, Where do the Technocrats get Karens like this--and like Fauci--to blather like this? This isn't a complete answer, but in a sociological sense I think what we're seeing is the end of the Long March of the 60s New Left through our institutions and the accession of their children to power. One interesting aspect of the Covid Panic is the way it tracks the constant succession of Disaster Cults that the Left has embraced over the decades--one after another. Christopher Roach gets at this cultish aspect in It Won’t Stop, Until We Make It Stop:

What’s driving the current push for new restrictions, shutdowns, and forced vaccinations are not the facts or good public health practices, but other priorities for the people in power. While these measures are costly and unpopular, they also reinforce the normality of these new powers and the justifications for using them. When people comply, they tend to align their beliefs with their practice, reinforcing the necessity of these emergency measures and the perceived competence of the ruling class. 

The COVID restrictions have proven profoundly versatile. They let the authorities rearrange the economy, pick winners and losers, diminish long-established rights, and rig elections. They also keep everyone on edge and habituate some of the public to following stringent demands, such as taking an experimental vaccine. These emergency measures offer the ruling class the means to short-circuit the normal give and take of political life, and exercise dominance.

This approach also has a spiritual component; it lets the ruling faction reconceive that their lives and this epoch are meaningful. This cannot be dismissed too lightly. Avoidance of COVID has become a near-religious experience for some, with sacraments, sacrifices, priests, and a sharp distinction betweenf the elect and the unelect.

This reminds of nothing more than of my fellow Boomers on the Left, as I recall college days. I wasn't one of them, but I well recall the cultic adherence to the wackiest of ideas and the conviction that the order of reality could be changed by their thinking so.

Let's go to the transcript. If parts are a bit rough, well, time is limited:


Mark Skidmore, Professor of Economics, Michigan State U.

We do have pandemics and in the past there have been many pandemics within countries, or epidemics, that have had negative impacts on economic activity. The largest [pandemic] in the last 125 years is the Spanish Flu of 1918-19 where an estimated 8 million lives were lost. I can say in my assessment that Covid is NOT a pandemic by a traditional definition. We know this for the reasons we've been discussing today ... We know the WHO changed the definition of a pandemic, removing severity and high mortality criteria. We know there are inflated infections [statistics] from the PCR tests ... We now know there are numerous effective treatments available for Covid that are safe and [the availability of safe treatments for Covid] has been known for some time now. We also know, at least in the US, ... that the definition of a Covid fatality changed, essentially from having died FROM Covid to died WITH Covid. ... From the statistics we have the survival rate is very high--about 99.7% overall. ... 

Of the policy factors implemented across countries ... lockdowns, travel restrictions, and masking had little effect or no effect on fatalities. The only policy factor was whether a country made HCQ available ... we estimate that fatalities would be about 16% less if we had just made [HCQ] available. We know that in the US it was NOT made available--it was suppressed. Not that HCQ is necessarily the best treatment, but it is a treatment that wasn't available. 

In terms of consequences we have to make a distinction between Covid-the-illness and the lockdowns and restrictions. In my assessment nearly all the social and economic impacts are associated with the lockdowns and the restrictions. ... [Details] Life expectancy in the US for the first time went down about 1.5 years. For minorities it dropped much more--about 3 years. ... it's not Covid fatalities per se that are leading to this but the lockdowns and restrictions that were imposed.

In the Developing World, UNICEF just recently published a report estimating that up to 40M children over the next decade will experience wasting and malnutrition. Data indicate that between 10-18% percent of children experiencing wasting will die. So that's huge losses that we'll anticipate.

Most economists agree that physical capital is important for being productive, as well as technology, but human capital is the thing that's most important. [We'll] be studying for a long time the losses in educational attainment associated with going purely online overnight, and of course the lower income families that have fewer resources are going to, the children of those families are going to be most affected.

Social capital has also been affected. This is a more intangible item, but if we are afraid of one another and we don't talk to one another and there's a fear of being infected it creates a fear within communities, and this is happening on a huge scale as regards the vaccinated vs. the unvaccinated. ... those relationships are a lubricant for a local economy. ... the erosion of faith in institutions is probably something that needed to happen. [Discusses impact on small business.]

Most people would probably agree with the statements that I just made, but [they'd attribute these effects] to the pandemic. If that's true [that the pandemic is to blame, then], it's tragic, but there's not much else we can do ... But if it's more than that, if it's not just fraud but a planned event, where lockdowns and restrictions are known not to be effective, where there's a purposeful suppression of alternative treatments, where there's deception on a massive scale in order to achieve other means [sic], and these people are thinking of these human losses and casualties and economic losses as a cost of doing business, then I think we probably need to call it something else. If you think that, it looks more like a holocaust.

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, 'People only see what they're prepared to see.' I think the importance of this symposium is to help people see what's happening.

This next section is mostly a summary.


Patrick Wood, a leading and critical expert on Sustainable Development, Green Economy, Agenda 21, 2030 Agenda, and historic technocracy. He's the author of Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation, and co-author of Trilaterals Over Washington, volumes 1 and 2, with the late Antony C. Sutton. Patrick remains a leading expert on the Trilateral Commission, their policies and achievements in creating a new economic order, which is the essence of "sustainable development" on a global scale. Wood is the publisher of Technocracy News and Trends and founder of Citizens For Free Speech.  

In the 1930s Technocracy was defined as the "science" of social engineering. They wanted to control the production and distribution of goods to the entire population. This is what is called "sustainable development" or the Great Reset.

All the people involved in the pandemic are the same people--sponsored through and around the UN--who were involved in the global warming debacle. The purpose is to create a system of fear. It's all to drive everyone to one solution--Technocracy.

A coup d'etat of the Technocrats--to destroy the economy of the last 150 years.

Sustainable Development is the inventory and control plan for all land, all water, all minerals, all plants, all animals, all construction, all means of production, all food, all energy, all information, and all human beings in the world.

This is where this is headed--towards "scientific" dictatorship. It's coming on like an express train. It's all based on the pandemic model: fear, you do what we tell you to do and everything will be fine. Now that the Second Wave is here, economic destruction (before the Built Back Better) will be much greater. We'll see more businesses shutting down, the old monetary system will go out of control--from this will come the call to turn everything over to the Technocrats.

Next, the earlier symposium participants comment briefly.


Catherine Austin Fitts:

I thought those were excellent. Both Mark and Patrick are describing the push for centralization and the extraordinary economic impact it's having. As I listen to them, I think of two things. 

One is, I used to have a pastor who would say, 'If we can face it, God can fix it.' It's a lot to hear that a global coup d'etat is under way--but it is--and I think it really helps to face it and it brings the people together who'd like to see something else. 

The other thing I could say is that, if there's anything I've learned by studying the economy over the last 30 years, it's that this central control is very destructive of the economy. In fact, there is no reason on this planet for poverty. There's no reason this can't be turned around as an economic matter. If you run an economy with this tight central control, it's hugely destructive. Instead, if you find a way to do a reset--but a reset that ends with human freedom--there's no economic reason why it cannot work.

So, even though facing the coup is a very difficult thing, be assured there's no reason we can't do a very different--I'll call it, the People's Reset. The economic opportunity is there. Freedom is far more productive and successful. 


Richard Werner

Agrees with Catherine, re freedom and a People's Reset. However--

The revealed preference of the decision makers has been of a very different kind. They have not taken policies that are good for a majority of the population, but instead just seem to be useful for those who want to centralize power and control. The whole post World War 2 development model, centered on the IMF and World Bank, has been a failure. These policies were designed to keep countries down and prevent economic development. The only countries that have successfully developed have been those countries that adopted policies that are diametrically opposed to IMF and World Bank policies: Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and China.

Of course this will all end badly. Indeed, very badly. But there's a lot of human suffering on the line.


  1. "Of course this will all end badly. Indeed, very badly. But there's a lot of human suffering on the line."

    Correct. Regardless of who wins the other side will be made to suffer. That's how the game is played since the beginning. As I fast approach 70 the "Play to Win" is still there. I just play at a slower pace - hopefully that will still be good enough.

  2. For the Ender's Game enthusiasts, I've thought of a solution akin to the final battle at the school, where they managed to touch the victory panel before the battle was over...

    Our current constitution was adopted by means of a plebiscite. We should conduct a new plebiscite and all states that approve it just walk away.

    Our corrupt state politicians will resist, of course. Can we just do this via Survey Monkey?

    We can work out the terms, but at minimum all elected officials, unelected bureaucrats, and appointed officials must be prohibited from ever holding any form of public office or civil service.

  3. Mass Movements require a leader, a fanatical leader. It is clear that there is a Mass Movement going on regarding the Left, who is the leader?

  4. Mass Movements such as CRT require a leader, a fanatical leader (The True Believer; Hoffer, E)…who is that leader?

    1. It's not at all clear to me that Hoffer is correct. I believe that the true believers are not always so much believers in the leader as in the ideology. The leaders can come and go. I think history bears me out. Mass movements can have factions, each with leaders, and there can be shifting alliances. OTOH, these movements often have what could be called a fellowship of saints, who often have a special almost unquestionable status.

  5. NYT:

    "State and local governments have begun paying "local and micro influencers" - those with 5,000 to 100,000 followers - up to $1,000 per month to promote the vaccines"


    1. That's a common wall street practice.

    2. Kinda makes you wonder, Frank, how many of the so called conservative pundits are really paid shills for various financial interests. SD

  6. The CDC is sure wrong a lot. Referencing Florida's numbers mistake and Covid is more viral then chickenpox mistake. If one considers the CDC being made up of doctors who became bureaucrats then it make sense. Like any other stem subject, the best and brightest don't settle for a government job. And like the IRS and the DOJ/FBI its now made up of political hacks.

    I've also noticed there seems to be a "feelings" aspect to science that I wasn't aware of. If something feels good, like wearing a mask, then it crosses the barrier and becomes an indisputable scientific fact even though all real evidence points the other way.

    I think it has to do a lot with those who don't know about or outright reject Jesus Christ. They live in fear for their lives and promote fear in others. Its so sad.

  7. Well, then, let's get this over with. One thing you learn in economics is that the longer you put off a correction, the worse the correction will ultimately be. I suspect this holds true no matter the situation when a "reset" is needed.