THE COLUMN: Now They Tell Us

Michael Walsh04 Mar, 2024 5 Min Read
Paging Dr. Evil.

Breaking news from 2020: "It’s Official: We Can Pretty Much Treat Covid Like the Flu Now." What do you mean "now," white man? From the Wall Street Journal:

A case of Covid no longer means isolating for five days, according to the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Friday. It’s the latest sign of the virus’s normalization four years after it upended our lives. You should now follow the same precautions with Covid as you take with the flu, according to new guidelines from the CDC. That means staying home until you’ve gone a day with no fever and symptoms start to improve. Take other precautions for the next five days, including wearing a mask and limiting close contact with others. Those are the same steps the CDC recommends for other respiratory viruses.

Crime of the century.

At what point have we had enough from these people? As evident practically from the start, the malignant Covid hoax -- part of a series of scarifying hoaxes perpetrated by the Left and its pet media starting in early 2016 as part of the "resistance" against the election of Donald Trump -- was (as we say in Ireland) a load of bollocks. From its inception, I warned against it in the pages of the Epoch Times. Here's an example from late December of 2021, summing things up to that point:

Here we are, coming up on the second anniversary of “two weeks to slow the spread” of a flu-like virus most likely hatched in a Chinese communist laboratory in Wuhan, with a little help from Dr. Anthony Fauci and the American taxpayer, and the dreaded COVID-19 chest cold has conquered the planet, instilling fear and loathing in weak minds whenever and wherever it appears in any of its “Transformers”-like, constantly mutating configurations.

In the “Transformers” film series, ordinary household machines such as cars can suddenly reshape themselves into terrifying robots; the evil ones were known as Decepticons and had scary names like Megatron and Bonecrusher. In the world of socialized medicine, this viral beast has been dubbed by the government the Omicron variant (what a title for a Robert Ludlum thriller), which, of course, has arrived right on schedule to attack the Christmas and New Year’s celebrations around the world.

The irony is, had the novel coronavirus been treated the same way as its immediate predecessors, including SARS, the H1N1 pandemic of 2009, and the Hong Kong flu of 1968, no one would be talking about it, there would have been no lockdowns, no masks, no ruination of the economy, no destruction of the travel industry, no stealth takeover of private medicine and, most importantly, no unconstitutional loss of personal liberty.

But the very act of neurotically obsessing over it has triggered and weaponized the critter and, a la Heisenberg, transformed it from a bug that preyed on old people into the Thing That Devoured the Planet.

What would Caesar do?

More: "Ever since the politically conveniently timed appearance of the CCP virus early in 2020, Fauci and his coevals at various government “health” agencies have whipsawed the American public with their erratic, contradictory, and wholly unscientific pronouncements, all in the interest of aggrandizing more power."

These Decepticons managed to take down the gullible Trump administration and institutionalize their priorities for controlling the population by nullifying the Bill of Rights, helping to install Joe Biden, and giving a big fat Christmas present to the pharmaceutical companies—which have profited handsomely from the pandemic.

A “disease” that is in many cases strikingly asymptomatic, whose lethality (such as it is and depending on who’s counting and how) is counted by “cases” (a meaningless statistic), and whose survival rate has always been near 99 percent for the vast majority of the world’s population, doesn’t seem like much of a threat in the cosmic scheme of things. Nor does a “vaccine” that not only doesn’t prevent you from getting the bug but permits “breakthrough” infections and also has significant side effects seem like much of a vaccine.

But from the beginning, the Democrat-Media Complex has gone all-in on apocalyptic hysteria as governments around the globe have vowed to “defeat” the virus, and some—like the newly formed police states of Australia and New Zealand—are even articulating an impossible “zero COVID” policy.

All of which is just fine with Fauci, the nation’s highest-paid ($434,312 per year) bureaucrat, and one of its longest-serving. Yes, the man who told heterosexuals that they, too, were going to be stricken by AIDS back in the early ’80s is still collecting a government check, despite his record of proven scare-mongering, and his troubling fascination with “gain of function” virology.

The Malevolent Midget is gone now, pulling down his handsome pension for his "service," but the evil that he did lives on after him. Should Trump actually overcome the forces arrayed against him and actually pull a Grover Cleveland and get re-elected to the office from which a "fortified" election forcibly ejected him in 2020, a just universe would allow him to deal out some well-deserved payback for the forces behind the Russia Hoax, the Climate-Change Hoax, and the Covid Hoax, not to mention the abrogation of American sovereignty at the southern (and northern) borders, the collapse of the American military into a sob-sisterhood of feminist resentment and gay and "transsexual" triumphalism, and all the other ills currently attendant upon these United States. 

Payback time for the Covid Pinocchios.

What lessons can we learn from this belated admission that the entire clusterkluge was a "mistake"? How to compensate for those who watched their loved ones die from behind a plate-glass window in Mengele Memorial Hospital? For those who -- like a dear friend and mentor of mine -- died from a second shot of the "vaccine" in the early days of the panic? For the families disrupted, restaurants closed, businesses destroyed, industries wrecked -- and all with the witting complicity of the mainstream media, which so enthusiastically hosanna-ed the official narrative, despite the evidence of their own senses? 

"Better to beg forgiveness than ask permission." Isn't that how the saying goes? I wrote my answer in this space almost a year ago. Never forgive, never forget, I advised; 

Latterly, there's a movement afoot by those who brought you the continuing Covid disaster to feign remorse over what they did. Don't buy a word of it. These crocodiles -- a cabal of frightened women and pusillanimous yet power hungry men -- enjoyed every minute of your misery, even as they swan about on their mini non-apology tours and warn direly about the next iteration of the Black Death that is surely headed our (but not their) way. Meanwhile, they're allowed to quietly resign and cash in their enormous pensions, courtesy of you. Will they get away with it? Of course they will. As gangster Johnny Caspar says in the Coen brothers' peerless film, Miller's Crossing: "if you can't trust a fix, what can you trust?" 

Hoaxes like these will never end until you do something about it. They will continue to pile on "catastrophe" after "catastrophe," demanding that we do something about it right now, including changing some of our most fundamental laws and principles in order to combat a non-existent "threat." The only thing these people understand is power. Not logic, argument, evidence, moral suasion. And the only way to respond to them is with greater power. Ask yourself this: what would the Romans do? To ask the question is to answer it. 

Michael Walsh is a journalist, author, and screenwriter. He was for 16 years the music critic and a foreign correspondent for Time Magazine. His works include the novels As Time Goes By, And All the Saints, and the bestselling “Devlin” series of NSA thrillers; as well as the nonfiction bestseller, The Devil’s Pleasure Palace and its sequel, The Fiery Angel. Last Stands, a study of military history from the Greeks to the present, was published by St. Martin's Press in December 2019. He is also the editor of Against the Great Reset: 18 Theses Contra the New World Order, published on Oct. 18, 2022, and of the forthcoming Against the Corporate Media. Follow him on Twitter: @theAmanuensis


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10 comments on “THE COLUMN: Now They Tell Us”

  1. And yet ... And yet, this is four years after the fact.
    Yes the lying liars lied. And yes the non-vaccine mRNA "treatment" did not stay at the injection site as promised, did not "quickly" vanish from the body after triggering the "temporary" production of spike proteins, and may well play a role in increased-mortality rates.
    But, after four years, YES the virus has mutated to something more-contagious and less-lethal, as viruses are known to do. So TPTB telling us that "it's a chest-cold NOW in its current form" is not the same as admitting that "We terrorized you for no good reason back in 2020". In other words: no, the current advice to treat Covid like "just the flu" is not an admission of anything. There's no way to make this a "Gotcha!" moment. Circumstances (and the virus) have changed.
    And just for the record, I would wholeheartedly support something like the Nuremburg Trials, to get evidence out into the public sphere for the way the Covid pandemic was mishandled. We threw away a century and a half of well-understood hygiene practices -
    WHY? We allowed - we URGED - an entirely-new type of medical treatment to be given to millions of citizens after only minimal testing - WHY? Further we urged the mRNA shots to be given to pregnant women and children based on broad assumptions and minimal tests on a handful of mice. We vilified physicians who proposed alternative treatments. We threatened people with loss of employment, and / or separation from elderly family members in their final days, if they wouldn't voluntarily take the recommended not-a-vaccine. There is a LOT about the way this was handled that is simply incomprehensible. That DEMANDS ANSWERS. And as in Germany at the end of WWII, we need severe enough punishments to guarantee that "NEVER AGAIN" should our government, our
    medical systems, and pharmaceutical companies collaborate against the well-being of We-The-People.

  2. True, not all. But far more than there should have been.
    Apparently courage is no longer a requirement to practice medicine.

  3. Never forget. Never forgive.
    Especially now that they are being forced to admit that it was man-made using US tax dollars to create it.

  4. My scheduled appointment with the Cardiologist (weak heart) was to discuss my ablation. Instead for fifteen minutes I was lectured about the COVID shots and don't be a stupid Trump supporter (I live in MAGA country). So I walked out. No ablation for me if this doctor is in charge.

  5. Looking way back to the first days, remember the Diamond Princess cruise ship? Looking at a journal article posted with the ages of the cases, severe cases, and deaths, we can see the infection-fatality rate was:

    6% for age 80+
    3% for 70-79
    <1% for 60-69
    And no one under 60 died.

    In other words: we've know from the very beginning the severity of Covid, and that the risk was low for those below the age of senior-citizen, and very low from middle age and younger.

    Data estimated from Figure 2:

  6. Not all doctors were complicit.
    Those of us who tried to speak out were harassed, attacked, called "racist", "xenophobe", accused of putting out 'misinformation', had our jobs threatened or were outright fired, and had the head of national medical specialty boards threaten us in writing with the loss of our board certification and state medical licenses. So we spoke to patients quietly and gave honest advice as best we could.
    Fauci and his acolytes are war criminals who absolutely need to be charged for their crimes. No one should ever trust Pfizer for anything ever again. The corrupt politicians who misused their power to enact outrageous tyranny on the people need to be charged for their crimes.
    But until the PEOPLE come to grips with the fact that they allowed these twisted scumbags to frighten the masses into giving up their freedoms, the well deserved punishment of the vermin responsible will not happen.

  7. "What would the Romans do?"

    Make a desert, and call it peace. As long as the desert is selectively implemented and targeted I'd good with it.

  8. The COVID hoax revealed the disturbing alacrity with which most people embraced the most idiotic and irrational mandates. The way in which dangerous mountebanks like Fauci were lionized and protected was truly disgusting. Yes, we need a reckoning - an international tribunal for crimes against humanity committed by these sadistic psychopaths in lab coats.

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