Something Wicked Really Does This Way Come

After almost two years of intensively studying the chemistry of viruses, the nature of the Covid pandemic and the policies adopted to combat it, I’ve concluded, as have many others, that a massive fraud has been visited upon a fearful and credulous public. And after examining innumerable podcasts and blockbuster video interviews conducted with highly credentialed virologists and public health experts, most recently with Professor of Medicine at Stanford University Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, leading cardiologist Dr. Peter McCullough, the inventor of core mRNA technology Dr. Robert Malone, and Michael Yeadon, a former VP at Pfizer, what I once thought sounded like a conspiracy theory may well be a conspiracy fact.

As to be expected, these specialists have been called “fringe researchers” by dubious government functionaries like Anthony Fauci, director of the NIAID, and Francis Collins, director of the NIH. The truth is that these “fringe researchers” are veteran masters in the general field of immunology. And their testimony is damning.

We learn that hospitals have been financially incentivized to report and inflate the numbers of doubtful cases and mortalities, and that deaths “with Covid” were routinely conflated with “from Covid.” Injuries and deaths due to the vaccines have been largely downplayed and hidden; voluntary reporting sites such as VAERS in the U.S. and Yellow Card in the U.K. are grossly unreliable. We learn that the vaccinated are susceptible to infection and shedding at rates equal to or higher than the unvaccinated. Emergency-use legislation shields Big Pharma from legal proceedings initiated by those who have suffered from the vaccines. Meanwhile, as former New York Times investigative reporter Alex Berenson reports, quoting the U.K. Office for National Statistics, the vaccinated are dying at twice the proportional rate of the unvaccinated.

Pay me now or pay me later.

Furthermore, economies have been wrecked, countries are drowning in debt, and the monetary supply is awash in QE printed money, threatening global fiscal collapse. Societies have been divided into warring factions, and necessary discourse has been polarized. The definition of “vaccination” has been conveniently altered, swapping in the weasel-word “protection” for the gold-standard of “immunity” to support the rollout of leaky and nondurable injected substances.

Lots or batches of Pfizer vaccines with inconsistent contents, as Michael Yeadon points out, have been erratically distributed, accounting for “extreme variation in the toxicity profile”; that is, some recipients show relatively less or no immediate adverse effects while others succumb to a vast spectrum of critical diseases. As Yeadon’s charts vividly demonstrate, the clumping factor among the dead and adversely affected is unmistakable. It is as if a clandestine experiment were being engineered, comparing the effect of differently formulated counteractants on different populations.

In the words of Robert Malone and Peter Navarro, the vaccines “can trigger serious cardiac and thrombotic conditions, menstrual cycle disruptions, Bell’s palsy, Guillain-Barre syndrome and anaphylaxis. Male children appear particularly prone to myocarditis while, post-vaccination, individuals may have suppressed immunities that make them vulnerable to other diseases.” Young children of all ages, who have no need for protection against Covid, are at considerable risk from the inoculations, and pregnant women are prone to miscarriages and stillbirths. These Pharma products have been rushed to market and have not undergone the standard 5-12 years of testing. No one knows what the future portends for those who have received the jab.

In an article for GreenMedInfo, Stephanie Seneff, a Senior Research Scientist at MIT, confirms that “these vaccines, both the mRNA vaccines and the DNA vector vaccines, may be a pathway to crippling disease sometime in the future… we will likely see an alarming increase in several major neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson’s disease, CKD, ALS and Alzheimer’s, and these diseases will show up with increasing prevalence among younger and younger populations, in years to come.”

We're all in this together, right?

Similarly, as much-maligned and predictably deplatformed Belgian virologist Geert Vanden Bossche warns, thanks to mass vaccination, “countries… have prepared their populations to serve as an excellent breeding ground for more infectious variants.” Citing E.U. regulators, Bloomberg acknowledges that frequent boosters could weaken the immune response “and may not be feasible.” It appears that vaccine-acquired immunodeficiency syndrome is becoming a problem. Obviously, the variants will keep on coming as the virus finds ways to mutate around the vaccine wall, like the German army circumventing the Maginot Line as they overran France.

The alarming practice of print media and digital censorship burying countervailing views and squelching open debate shows that only the official narrative will be tolerated. The revelation that most so-called progressive “fact checkers” on left-wing sites and news agencies are subordinate hires gives the game away. As Malone reveals, the CEO of Thomson-Reuters sits on the board of Pfizer. And when it comes to government policy—masks, lockdowns, vaxxports, fines and detention—coercion may not even be necessary. Deploying a clever and unscrupulous strategy, our overlords first batter a biddable population into a condition of abject terror, then poll it for majority approval. Once people are in the grip of mass formation psychosis, government can do as it will. The public will be grateful and give the political class that has prepped and tenderized it for collective consent a loud vote of confidence. The result is preordained. Meanwhile, the hesitant and the skeptical are scapegoated and “otherized.”

Something deeply troubling is happening here. In a discussion with osteopathic physician Joseph Mercola, now the medical industry’s bête noir, psychiatrist Mark McDonald, author of United States of Fear, explained he first presumed that human frailty, error and greed could account for the disastrous policies unleashed by Big Pharma, the state-media, the Burgravial elite, and by repressive political measures imposed upon the public. Going against his own secular and rational grain, he has since come to believe that a force of objective evil is now in play. There is something so precise and well-orchestrated “about how all these actions have come together…that it leads me to think that there must be some sort of force or power at play.” We no longer have the inherent capacity, he worries, “to resist true evil.”

Everything seemingly is spinning out of control.

In his compelling interview with Joe Rogan, Robert Malone would not definitively say whether the destructive Covid drama enacted by the authorities, political and medical, is the result of incompetence or malevolence, or perhaps both, but the implication clearly favors the latter. He goes further, echoing Vanden Bossche. Writing in a Washington Times op-ed, Malone observes that “The more you vaccinate, the more likely you will spawn vaccine-resistant mutations; and the more likely those vaccinated will fall prey to the mutations. A particularly lethal vaccine-resistant mutation in a universally vaccinated world may well wipe out the human race”—or at any rate, a significant portion of it. This is not a fanciful hypothesis.

McDonald and Malone are serious men and fully knowledgeable in their disciplines; they would not traffic in doomsday histrionics unless there were potential warrant. The scenario seems distinctly melodramatic, yet the schematism makes sense, and ridicule will not do as these experts are among the best we have. They should be heeded.

As noted, Michael Yeadon, who spent over thirty years at Pfizer and rose to a top-ranking position, is as close to an oracle as we can get. His deposition is well-founded. Yeadon is convinced the Pfizer juggled the books and is guilty of defective quality control and poor auditing protocols. Regulators are funded by the drug companies. Additionally, he has no doubt that vaxxports are a “diabolical scheme” to enforce compliance with government dictates. He fears that something pre-meditated is in play. The circumstantial evidence for nefarious intentions among government leaders and bureaucrats, Big Pharma, media, left-wing plutocrats, academia, the World Economic Forum, and the medical establishment is impossible to ignore. The extent of the alleged collusion is mind-boggling, and yet it seems entirely plausible given the astronomical sums and consolidated power involved. As openDemocracy asserts, “something fishy really is going on in the realm of global governance.”

And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, slouches toward Davos to be born?

The recent news from Israel—commonly regarded as the sauceboat of Covid policy and which has come to be known as "Pfisrael" owing to an arrangement with Pfizer—is long overdue. A prestigious team of medical researchers from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Tel Aviv University has written an open letter sharply criticizing the Israeli—and indeed globalmanagement of the coronavirus pandemic.Addressing the Ministry of Health, they write: “The economy you ruined, the unemployed you caused, and the children whose education you destroyed—they are the surplus victims as a result of your own actions only. There is currently no medical emergency, but you have been cultivating such a condition for two years now because of lust for power, budgets and control.”

Richard Fernandez believes that the “empires of fear” the “bureaucrats [have spent] the last three years building” will come to an end in a post-pandemic world, and that “a widespread political backlash” against the over-reaching authorities may be unleashed. I’m not so sure. True, the emergence of the Omicron variant is thought by many researchers to signal the end of the pandemic as it produces cross-reactive T-cell immunity. The spike protein does not induce effective, long-lasting T-cell response. The Omicron variant, however, induces a wider range of cross-reactive T-cells and can be viewed, as The Epoch Times reports, as a live attenuated vaccine like those used to fight measles, mumps, chickenpox and polio. Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla predicts a return to normal life by spring of this year. Nevertheless, whether or not the pandemic bites the dust remains to be seen, for the proponents of the New World Order or global surveillance state, aka the Great Reset, are unlikely to relent in their quest to create their corrupt and repressive version of the New Jerusalem.

Whatever the reason for the policy cataclysm that has blighted our lives—frailty, error, avarice, ignorance, stupidity, malevolence, or mere evil—it should be clear that an unholy alliance is still at work and that we remain at risk, though not from long-term Covid, which can be treated with cheap and effective therapeutics and which will, like all viruses, eventually burn itself out, remaining with us endemically as does the flu or the common cold. We are, rather, at the mercy of a coven of political, financial and medical authorities who stand to benefit from our ongoing trauma, who may have ulterior motives and no intention of abandoning their agenda. We must be prepared. One recalls Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes. Indeed, I suspect it does.

Canada: New Kid on the Totalitarian Block

Things are not going well in this country. In fact, things have rarely gone worse. We have a prime minister who has deliberately flouted The Charter of Rights and Freedoms, imposing vaccine mandates that violate several of its sections, in particular Sections 1, 7, 15 and 52(1), which guarantee the life, liberty, security and protection of every citizen under the law without discrimination. Covid has furnished a gilt-edged opportunity to scrap such constitutional provisions.

True to form, Trudeau the Younger has falsely claimed that the uninjected are responsible for the pandemic. He has scapegoated the unvaccinated as “a small, fringe element in this country that is angry, that doesn’t believe in science, that is lashing out with racist, misogynistic attacks [he meant “misanthropist”], and who are taking up spaceDo we tolerate these people?” Obviously not. He went on: “And I know we’ll not allow those voices, those special interest groups, those protesters — I don’t even want to call them protesters, those anti-vaxxer mobs — to dictate how this country gets through this pandemic and how we recover our economy free from lockdowns.”

What Canadians do not seem to understand is that mandatory this eventually leads to mandatory that. Initial consent will often culminate by increments in abject capitulation to the imposition of autocratic measures.

Just ask the Germans.

Taking a page from the Covid dictatorship in Australia, the Public Health Agency of Canada’s News Release of August 13, 2021 earmarks funding for what is euphemistically called the Safe Voluntary Isolation Sites Program. One wonders how “voluntary” such an institution will be. Camps will be built in various municipalities in the provinces of Ontario, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and Nova Scotia. Such camps begin to sound suspiciously like internment centers, all in the name of saving us from ourselves. 

Trudeau is cut from the same tattered cloth as Joe Biden, who warned We are looking at a winter of severe illness and death for the unvaccinated for themselves, their families and the hospitals they'll soon overwhelm.” This is fear-mongering on steroids in an attempt to impose unconstitutional mandates upon the country in defiance of the data showing the vaccines to be largely ineffective and even harmful.

Biden continues: “But there's good news: If you're vaccinated and you have your booster shot, you're protected from severe illness and death.” After two weeks to flatten the curve morphing into two years of masking, quarantining, lockdowns, two initial jabs followed by a growing queue of booster shots, all without provable long-term effect, all waning and helpless against viral mutations (Sources: 1   3   5 ) and perhaps responsible for them, it should be obvious that Biden is a liar from the egg, as is Trudeau.

Regardless of the similarity between the two leaders, there is a crucial difference between Canada and the U.S. In America one can still find enclaves of liberty in the so-called red states, which have abolished Covid mandates, lockdowns, masking and vaxxports. Not so in Canada, where not a single province or territory offers even a modicum of sanctuary for those who oppose a mandatory system and who refuse to allow an experimental and poorly tested gene-therapy vaccine to be injected into their bodies.

But these stalwart souls are a minority. The majority are easily manipulated and seem to have no problem with the gradual march of tyranny into their lives. The extinction of liberty and the tactics of repression can begin slowly and insidiously, aided by a condition that Ghent University professor Mattias Desmet and psychiatrist Mark McDonald call “mass formation psychosis” among the public, until it reaches a a point at which it become too late to withstand the rise of totalitarian regimes.

Nuremberg: the science was settled.

On January 27, 2020, Auschwitz survivor Marian Turski delivered a speech during a memorial commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the camp’s liberation. “But be careful, be careful,” he warned, “we are already beginning to become accustomed to thinking that you can exclude someone, stigmatize someone, alienate someone. And slowly, step by step, day by day, that’s how people gradually become familiar with these things… Don’t be complacent, whenever you see historical lies. Don’t be complacent, whenever you see the past being misused for current political purposes. Don’t be complacent, whenever any kind of minority is discriminated against… Don’t be complacent, whenever any government violates already existing, common social contracts. Remain faithful to the Eleventh Commandment: Never be a bystander.”

Failing which, the next stages of the process inevitably follow: the stripping of further rights, dehumanization, detention and incarceration, and eventual elimination.

Those who believe it can’t happen here are in for a rude shock. It is happening as we speak. Under the reign of the Trudeau the Younger, and considering the utter lack of opposition parties and a largely compliant and indifferent public, Canada is approaching the inflection point of no return from the precipice of unaccountable government intent on absolute authority and the eradication of Charter freedoms. Despite a number of resistant organizations like No More Lockdowns Canada, Russ Cooper’s C3RF,  Take Action Canada, and the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, it seems an uphill battle to Make Canada Canada Again.

Lies, Damn Lies, Omicron—and What Comes Next

We expect policymakers to lie to us.  There is only one rule in politics and that is to maintain power at all costs.  If lies result in maintaining power, then so be it.  When it comes to politics, I classify mistruths as either “lies” or “damn lies." The former is what I consider to be a lie of ignorance or negligence.  That is, a policymaker simply doesn’t know what s/he is talking about and makes something up, is misinformed, or should have done more research before opening their big fat mouth.

What’s worse is the “damn lie.”  That’s when the policymakers know they are lying.  Most of the time the damn lie is part of political theatre.  The lie is told to smear another politician or for some other feckless purpose. What’s unforgivable is when the damn lie is an attempt to knowingly perpetrate a fraud.  When it results in harm to the public, the damn lie is utterly reprehensible.

The lies emanating from policymakers and the media at the beginning of the Covid-19 fiasco were of the lesser variety.  Politicians simply didn’t know what they were talking about.   Now, however, these have become the most insidious form of damn lies in modern American history.  They have done incalculable harm.

Il Duce, Fauci.

Damn Lie #1: PCR tests are reliable.

In order to determine if a person has Covid-19, one must obviously be tested.  What’s so critical about this damn lie is that it is the primary motivator of fear as well as the statistic that most likely determines mitigation policy.

The problem with PCR tests is that they are extremely sensitive.  If even a tiny amount of virus is present, the amplification process of the PCR test may render a false positive value.  As many as 43 percent of all positive values in those who present as asymptomatic may be false.  A 50 percent positivity rate is no better than random chance, so a test that allegedly has a near-100 percent specificity is actually no better at determining an infection than a coin flip.

Thus, the “pandemic” may not be anything of the kind.  Not only is the case count rendered unreliable, we’ve never been told how many positive cases are asymptomatic.

Damn Lie #2: Death Rates.

The CDC has, until recently, been exceptionally slippery when it came to determining the number of deaths of people with Covid-19 as opposed to those who died from Covid-19.  There is no transparency to this data.  Part of the problem is that, as the CDC has admitted, there is a financial incentive for hospitals to report death from Covid in Medicare patients.

Now CDC director Rochelle Walensky has admitted that some three-quarters of Covid-19 deaths had four or more co-morbidities, which dramatically alters the picture of Covid the government has been pushing for two years:

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said 75% of people who died of COVID-19 had at least four comorbidities, sparking an outpouring of commentary from people surprised by her statement and others saying, "I told you so."

The top health official made the comment on ABC's Good Morning America on Friday, days after Dr. Anthony Fauci said on TV that statistics on child hospitalizations are being overblown. Vaccine mandate skeptics have said the COVID-19 death toll was inflated by people who died with COVID-19 as opposed to dying of COVID-19, and some of them claimed they were made into pariahs or punished on social media for making these claims.

Walensky's assertion means the 834,000 deaths in the United States that have been attributed to COVID-19 could be lowered to just over 200,000.

In other words, this "terrible pandemic" that is nowhere near as severe as we've been led to believe.

Who is that masked Walensky?

Damn Lie #3:  The Vaccines Work.

It is true that vaccine efficacy in the Pfizer and Moderna jabs are 95 percent effective at first.  The problem is we now know that such efficacy wanes over time.  Among many studies, this one from Israel demonstrated that protection waned in just a few months, and people then got infected with the Delta variant.  The Israeli data is particularly compelling because the small country’s centralized health care system is so efficient that it managed to get half the population vaccinated in just three months.  The study reported that:

The rate of confirmed infection among persons 60 years of age or older who became fully vaccinated in the second half of January was 1.6 times as high as that among persons in the same age group who became fully vaccinated in March. The data show a similar increase in rate with increasing time since vaccination in the other age groups. The rate of severe Covid-19 cases also increased as a function of time from vaccination.

Damn Lie #4:  Vaccine Mandates Are Necessary.

One lie begets another, so the fact that breakthrough infections occurred (and continue to occur in spades via Omicron) demonstrate that vaccine mandates not only were unnecessary, but they didn’t even work.

Damn Lie #5: Therapeutics Don’t Work.

Over and over again, studies showing that therapeutics such as hydroxychloroquine, Ivermectin, and fluvoxamine may help those with Covid-19 were suppressed.  These therapies were not investigated at all, much less with the emergency authorization protocol afforded Big Pharma’s vaccines.  Only now are we finally learning of therapeutics going through the regular FDA approval process. Yet missing from these official and approved studies are the therapeutics listed above. Why not at least give these a fair shake in clinical trials?

Follow the bouncing ball...

Damn Lie #6: Lockdowns worked and were harmless.

The lockdowns did not work as far as preventing the spread of the virus.  Certainly the claim that they were necessary and did no harm is an even more insidious lie.  A University of Arizona study from April to September last year found an increase in hazardous alcohol use from 21 percent in April to 41 percent in September. Dependence rose from 8 percent to 29 percent. Increased use was higher among younger people. The CDC reported that “the proportion of mental health–related visits for children aged 5–11 years and adolescents aged 12–17 years increased approximately 24 percent and 31 percent.”

The National Commission on Covid-19 and Criminal Justice reported higher crime in the 34 American cities it examined, including a 30 percent higher homicide rate, aggravated assault up 6 percent, gun assaults up 8 percent and car theft rose 13 percent. This doesn’t even address the stunting of childhood development and destruction of hundreds of thousands of businesses.

All of these lies damaged America in myriad ways. Further, the global population is now more likely to become infected after receiving booster shots than the unvaccinated.  This may explain the Omicron surge -- and portend something even worse ahead.

Fauci—and the World—Agonistes

What are we doing? Policies that we continue to accept from those we hire to represent us and keep us free:

Yet we show no sign of terminating our acceptance of these policies. People refuse to listen to doctors using successful treatments, instead still listening to Dr. Anthony Fauci, who said in 2012 in answer to a question about the risk of a pandemic resulting from his gain-of-function research,

In an unlikely but conceivable turn of events, what if that scientist becomes infected with the virus, which leads to an outbreak and ultimately triggers a pandemic? Many ask reasonable questions: given the possibility of such a scenario – however remote – should the initial experiments have been performed and/or published in the first place, and what were the processes involved in this decision?

Scientists working in this field might say – as indeed I have said – that the benefits of such experiments and the resulting knowledge outweigh the risks.

Dr. Monte in the house.

While the risk to him was and remains near-zero, millions around the world paid the ultimate price for a risk he took with their lives without their knowledge or permission. His policies are still killing us.

And still we listen to him as he not only changes his mind daily on the virus but demands vaccinating all of humanity against the very pandemic his use of our tax dollars created, using vaccinations from which his organization may profit, all the while refusing and rejecting proven, safe, FDA-approved drugs doctors are using successfully to treat it all over the world, but are prohibited from using here. Meanwhile...

NIH, on rejecting therapeutics:  "The NIH COVID Treatment Guidelines Panel reviews available information with an emphasis given to adequately-powered, well-conducted, peer-reviewed clinical trials;"

None of which was done for these "vaccines" that have killed thousands, have killed or permanently sidelined professional athletes in top shape here and across Europe, and of which we have zero knowledge of long-term effects.

Among the complaints about therapeutic drugs is that they are “off-label.” Yet, "an estimated 12 percent to 38 percent of prescriptions are written for FDA-approved drugs used "off-label" (including Botox and Viagra)." Viagra, due to its function of dilating blood vessels, recently is credited with saving the life of a dying Covid patient in England. One might ask, why is Viagra off-label okay, but doctors are losing their license for other FDA-approved drugs being prescribed off-label? And, why? One doctor reasonably asks,

If I'm wrong with the treatment I'm giving, people are still going to die. If I'm right, how many lives have we saved? How many can be saved? Why are we erring on the side of death instead of treatment?

In November 2020, nine months into the pandemic, Dr. Fauci co-authored an article in the authoritative Journal of the American Medical Association titled "Therapy for Early COVID-19: A Critical Need," in which he asserted that "interventions that can be administered early during the course of infection to prevent disease progression and longer-term complications are urgently needed." Treatments, he wrote, "must be safe with few adverse effects, easy to administer, and scalable."

Yet the NIAID, FDA, pharmacies and many doctors dismissed the efficacy of a number of drugs used around the globe for the interventions he requested, causing one doctor to note:

We could have prevented this tragedy for $1. Dexamethasone, 5 cents. Ivermectin, 1 cent. Colchicine, 50 cents. Aspirin, 100 pills for four bucks," he said. "If we had given people aspirin, ivermectin, colchicine, and if they get complicated, a little dexamethasone, we could have saved the world with one dollar.

One dollar.

Do the vaccines even work? Alex Berenson notes:

This absolutely brutal preprint from Denmark shows zero vaccine effectiveness against Omicron beginning two months after “peak” protection, and sharply negative protection three months out. In other words, vaccinated people were much MORE likely to get Omicron beginning about 100 days after the second dose.

A study from Canada is similar.

Other studies are showing the Omicron may be a good thing for the less-vulnerable. Its symptoms resemble the common cold and the recovered wind up with immunity to the full range of Covid-19 variants, rather than just the one part of the spike of the “vaccine.”

Our elites have done all this to us for money & power. By August, we had minted nine new billionaires in healthcare. By November it was 44. We have added billions of dollars to the accounts of already-billionaires Gates, Zuckerberg, Dorsey, and Bezos for doing nothing but keeping businesses closed and conversations censored.  (Windfall profits tax, anyone?). We have spent on this pandemic more than we spent to win World War II, a war fought for, rather than against, our liberties, a war costing Americans fewer lives than have resulted from this gain-of-function (virus weaponization) research.

The public enemy.

Even knowing as we do now that natural immunity (get it, treat it, get over it = immunity) is broader and stronger than these "vaccines," we still demand “vaccines” that raise the viral load of the vaxxed and turn them into spreaders and have, without exception spiked infections (the most-vaxxed countries are seeing the highest spikes in infections). Many still also demand masks that have been shown useless (and worse) in study after study, and allow politicians hired to protect our liberties instead to destroy them rather than adapt policies to the body of Covid science that has grown rapidly with the pandemic.

It is unconscionable to allow people to die in hospitals when one hundred percent of those “at death's door” receiving ivermectin on the order of a judge have recovered against the will of hospitals whose reason for existence is treatment. Once the first judge ordered the first hospital to provide ivermectin to a dying patient on whom all other treatments had been tried, and that patient recovered to live another day, all future in-hospital deaths of covid patients are on the hospitals refusing therapeutics - not the virus. One day soon this will be recognized by class-action lawyers and hospitals will find that the Nuremberg Defense won’t work for them, either.

Ask yourself why. Why no therapeutics? Why a mandated vaccine? Obviously, something is in play here, and it isn’t our health.

Bugs for Thee, Not for Me

Over at the American Mind, Joel Kotkin has a great essay about America's ongoing, but underdiscussed, class war, which been aggravated by the Covid era. One bit that particularly jumped out at me was his suggestion that environmentalism is best understood as just another front in this war:

The traditional yeomanry—like the “kulaks” or wealthy peasants in Stalin’s day—is losing out. As executive compensation reached the stratosphere at the big tech and finance firms, small businesses faced what Harvard Business Review described as “an existential threat.” Experts are warning that one-third of small businesses, which comprise the majority of U.S. companies and employ nearly 50 percent of all workers, could ultimately shut down for good. Hundreds of thousands have already disappeared, including nearly half of all black-owned businesses.

The end of the pandemic may not alter the new class structure. Green activists see in the lockdowns a model for their preferred strategy of saving the planet by immiserating the middle class, even though climate change is named as the country’s biggest problem by a tiny 4 percent. The new model, under the rubric of “the great reset,” seeks to embrace degrowth, based on downsizing of aspirations of the striving masses. In the emerging schema, the average American must get out of their carstravel far less (as the oligarchs increase their own GHG-spewing private jet use), eat bugs, and live in tiny apartments.

Be sure and read the whole thing.

Diary of an Acclimatised Beauty: Cancelling

I took an extra long shower, after a very hard workout and two glasses of champagne, to keep me from calling my client and screaming like a crazy person. Truth be told he deserves to be yelled at.  We have a planet to save and we act like it can just wait.  For the third time in two years, Davos is being cancelled as if we have no resource or ability to get it managed. Produced by the WEF, it is the pet project of the world’s most facile and capable billionaires turned eco-warriors, and yet here we are—crouching behind a closed door as if scheduling a conference is a Sisyphean task.

Trust me I could do it.  Singlehandedly.  Not to mention the people who are sitting in air-conditioned cubicles for this express purpose.  I understand Switzerland wants no part of us, having locked down tighter than a drum, but surely there are dedicated folks who arrange software conferences and wedding fairs. Where might they be? Las Vegas? Orlando? I just can’t sit idly by while our planet heats up and our oceans fill with covid masks and PCR tests.  

Don’t think me callous for turning on lovely Davos so readily. Some of the best parties and fondest memories have happened there over the years. But THE POINT was to save the planet, and it just can’t wait for zero-Covid. But oh how I’m going to miss seeing the jets from every conceivable country lined up—like united soldiers in service of winning the war on climate change. Last year only a literal handful of us went… those of us with meetings that couldn’t be rescheduled or ski holidays that had already been booked. The promise was, that we would do the work in Singapore eight months later, but that got cancelled too. 

Do you have any idea how expensive this is?

But first things first. Calm down sufficient to have a sane conversation with my client, and then propose other options. Probably not a good idea to sound like mean mommy even if he could use a spanking now and again.  If only St Barts or Lyford could accommodate us all, half of us are already there.

After ordering sandwiches and a large pot of tea to clear my head, I came up with the conclusion that I needed some new blood—someone else to help me poke a stick at the bottoms of these eco-snorers. Enter the swashbuckling young eco-warrior currently embracing vivariums and eco-conscious social media whom I had hoped to connect with in Davos anyway.  I decided to reach out to him and propose a partnership to produce a sophisticated, and effective eco-summit. This could work. I’d have him—the debonair young CFO— to help with scope, but the overseeing would require someone like me, with the vast connections, maturity, and experience to chart the course.  Wiping some butter from my fingers I rang…

‘Yes, Jennifer.’ Daddy answered.  

‘I need your help with a brilliant endeavour I’ve in mind—and alternative to Davos.’ I said.

‘An alternative? Would that be one in which you don’t blame mankind for the natural course of things?’

‘No, not that.  One in which we don’t reschedule. One that actually happens.’

‘So you’re talking virtual?’ 

‘NO! I’m talking the States.’

‘… where you haven’t wanted to live since Covid began.’

‘Well…yes’. I said. ‘But that’s—California. I was thinking more like… Florida.’ 

‘I see. So you propose to ring up Klaus Schwab and suggest…The Magic Kingdom.’

Wilkommen, Klaus!

‘NO, Daddy. Forget him! What has he done? Preside over three cancellations while both the planet and my blood boil? No! I was thinking of the young man you were talking to at Balnagown—he was planning a biosphere II.’

‘Ah yes. Because the first one was such a success.’

‘Daddy! Forget that!’

‘I can’t possibly forget.  The first attempt was an unmitigated disaster and he now plans to re-stage this debacle—in outer space.’

‘What’s wrong with that? The idea is to build a fully recycling ecological system.’

‘Which we couldn’t even manage on earth. Sweetheart, you may not remember that cock-up that dominated every news programme, in painstaking and sanctimonious detail, but scientists had to open the thing up and go in—several times.  Early on they ran out of food.  Then it was the air, and then the water, and two of the scientists, I mean brave heroes, had a near meltdown. Eventually they had to let the poor folks out and scrap the whole lot. It was an unqualified disaster. No— a manmade disaster. Which just proved that our planet is indeed the place to be.’

‘Fair enough, but he’s done other things.’ I huffed.

‘Like drop out of school at sixteen.’

‘Like start a whole company that sold electronics and phone chargers.’

‘…That were manufactured in China, sweetheart, I’m not sure he’s your poster boy. And he was particularly proud of an LSD trip that he said retooled his mind, of which I have no doubt.’

‘Right.’ I said, taking a breath. 

I was thinking something along these lines.

‘You see Jenny, it’s not just the absurdity of building a biosphere on another planet, his actual plan was space as a teaching tool—that if we could engineer a way to live in space, we could use those same systems to navigate more responsibly on this planet. Surely you must see the idiocy of trying to engineer a way to live in a place where we don’t know how to live, in order to live where we already know how to live.’

Of course he had me with that. I took a gulp of water, and steadied myself.  ‘Daddy, listen, I am determined not to let another year go by where we don’t actually DO something about this planet.’

‘OK, I’m sorry, baby. Let’s figure this out. He had some success with locally sourced food, am I right?’

‘No. Total failure. ,You’re thinking of my friend, Sheherazade. Hers was a success. But then she quit it, and married Zac Goldsmith. And then they divorced, and he ran for mayor, and then she dated that Mexican movie director who won all the awards, and then she dumped him and he lost every nomination the next year doing that film you called the dog poop movie.’

‘Right. So, what about a totally green conference? One where you do it virtually and no one increases his carbon footprint.’ 

‘That’s the worst idea you have ever had.’

‘I’m glad you think so. I just never know how far you green-niks are willing to take things. Listen, why don’t you finish up there, come home, get dressed and we can all go to the New Year’s party together.  We could share a cab… it’s very green.’ 

‘Daddy, he’s an OIL BILLIONAIRE! I’m not saying I don’t want to go… I’m just saying it’s silly to be talking about green.’

"I’m so glad you think so.’

Happy New Year from Omicron!

Journalist Matt Taibbi, who along with Glenn Greenwald is one of the few honest media people on the Left, passes along this end of the year salute to the our long national nightmare, Covid-19, and its media enablers.

And Now, a Word from Karen

We all know somebody just like this. And wish we didn't.

Enemies of the People: Covid-19

The Covid Policy Octopus Strangles Everything

Any fan of the James Bond films knows that S.P.E.C.T.R.E. is the nefarious global organization whose symbol was an octopus, because its influence extended everywhere, and it could manipulate world events.  If we didn’t know better, one might think Dr. Anthony Fauci’s gain-of-function research was actually a S.P.E.C.T.R.E. operation, because Covid has become a society-destroying octopus in ways that go far beyond making elderly people sick.

The foolish and unnecessary lockdowns will kill more people and create more suffering than the virus, thanks to both short-term and long-term effects on mental and physical health.

Cancer screening and treatment is one such area where the Covid policy octopus has done, and will do, tremendous damage.  Cancer screening in the U.K. was suspended and routine diagnostic work was postponed following the lockdown beginning in March of 2020; a British study reported sobering findings:

Substantial increases in the number of avoidable cancer deaths in England are to be expected as a result of diagnostic delays due to the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK. Urgent policy interventions are necessary, particularly the need to manage the backlog within routine diagnostic services to mitigate the expected impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on patients with cancer.

A plot worthy of a Bond villain.

Specifically, compared with pre-pandemic figures, the study estimated an 8 to 10 percent increase in the number of deaths due to breast cancer, a 15-17 percent increase for colorectal cancer, 5 percent increase; for lung cancer, and 6 percent increase for esophageal cancer. Translated, the total years of life lost is between 59,000 and 63,000. And that's just the U.K.

One can find incidents of increased cancer rates across the globe.  At the Weill Cornell Medicine Center in New York City, the number of lung cancer patients seen by medical professionals declined by half during the lockdown, and there was a “significant increase in the proportion of patients with Stage IV disease” after re-opening.

In Draconian New Zealand, the backlog for breast cancer screenings stands at 50,000 and there's been a 14 percent increase in skin cancer.  Another paper revealed that “screenings for breast, colon, prostate, and lung cancers were lower by 85 percent, 75 percent, 74 percent, and 56 percent, respectively” in April 2020.  That was just for a 6-week period at the start of this nonsense.

The entire world was already facing a mental health crisis prior to the lockdowns.  This was exacerbated by throwing people out of work for months, adding financial stress to already-vulnerable households, particularly low-income and minority households.

The Covid policy tentacles also reached far into the homes of domestic abuse.  A meta-analysis of 37 different studies showed a 7.86 percent increase in domestic violence, revealing that, “the stay-at-home measures have placed those most vulnerable to violence and abuse in close proximity to their potential abuser, and this may lead to a continued increase in the risk factors associated with domestic violence.”

That's using the old noodle.

Ya think?

There are 10 million incidents of domestic violence annually.  As if all this trauma and its mental and physical effects on victims weren’t enough, the lockdowns forced the abused right back into the home with their now-unemployed abuser. The mean increase, according to the meta-study, was another 76,800 incidents of violence, mostly against women.

Fueling this violence, as well as being a separate category of collateral damage, was the rise in hazardous alcohol use.  Another study found hazardous alcohol use increased from 21 percent among April 2020’s cohort to 40.7 percent for the September group. Alcohol dependence exploded from 8 percent to 29 percent.

She's fine, really she is.

We already know that Covid was harshest on the elderly, especially those trapped in nursing homes.  While everyone needs human contact, and the lack of it was unquestionably harmful to most people, the elderly suffered the most.  They are already isolated, often forgotten or disposed of, by our culture.  The lockdowns prevented  family from visiting them.  Grandchildren are a source of joy, optimism, and energy for so many older folks, and they were robbed of that resource.

Yet beyond that, the caregivers in these facilities were so busy caring for those with the virus, that those without it were sometimes neglected.  Inspectors and advocates could not visit and maintain proper working conditions.  This story from the Associated Press goes into sad detail on this travesty.

Hale and happy before the pandemic, the 75-year-old retired Alabama truck driver became so malnourished and dehydrated that he dropped to 98 pounds and looked to his son like he’d been in a concentration camp. Septic shock suggested an untreated urinary infection, E. coli in his body from his own feces hinted at poor hygiene, and aspiration pneumonia indicated Wallace, who needed help with meals, had likely choked on his food.

“He couldn’t even hold his head up straight because he had gotten so weak,” said his son, Kevin Amerson. “They stopped taking care of him. They abandoned him.”

The tentacles yanked children out of school for no reason whatsoever.  Not only are children the least likely to suffer any ill effects, but they have the lowest chance of mortality unless they are severally ill already.  The most vulnerable populations were, again, disproportionately impacted.

Young children not only require education, but a vital part of childhood development is seeing faces, reading cues, and simple social interaction.  They were robbed of all these things.  Worse, they were thrown onto computers to allegedly learn.  As if they weren’t already spending enough time staring at screens, now they were supposed to have long attention spans to absorb lessons.

Now imagine everything you’ve just read, and consider the long-term effects of each of these issues on each demographic as this insanity continues.  Then consider all the other vulnerable populations that weren’t even discussed.

It's not unreasonable to suggest that the government and media are policy terrorists. They struck terror in the minds and souls of Americans, particularly the most vulnerable.  Most of this data was available early in the lockdown, yet no changes were made. And now, in light of Joe Biden's speech today, it’s unconscionable. But it's going to continue unless and until the American people demand a stop to it.