As many of our countries threaten another round of closures, a look at how we got here.
Excellent as always eugyppius, thank you. The Diamond Princess cruise ship news in late February of 2020 was enough data for me to say 'not serious'. If a floating close-quarters containment vessel still produced a very low IFR, and that's a worst case scenario, then it's the typical annual worry about an avian flu originating in Asia that isn't a huge deal. Cut to early March and suddenly a friend of mine, already an anxious person, has Zombie face over some Facebook post from a woman in Italy stating 'it's like nothing I've ever seen'. I questioned the veracity of the post and my friend just blinked - a sad harbinger of things to come and a face I've seen too many times in the past 21 months. People were unreachable past that point.
The footage coming out of Wuhan was laughably fake and any images of trucks, etc. they said were full of bodies I thought: prove it. Perhaps my advantage is that I'm a filmmaker and know which angles push the best stories and how one's mind can be led from one thing to the next just in the assembly of images. Then came Tom Hanks telling everyone he had 'it' and giving a vague list of symptoms that sounded a whole lot like the sniffles, but followed it up with telling everyone how to wash their hands, stay home and stay safe. What? Then Trump out-flanked the flank with his International travel shut down and I knew we were in for something terrible. It's been hell to be awake for the surgery this entire time, which is why I really appreciate your writing, other journalists who have taken to Substack and the growing community of awake individuals.
United non-compliance is the only way out of this hell.
From the beginning, it amazed me to see the majority blindly following the fear factor being force fed to us. With eyes open, we could see that bodies were not being taken out of Amazon warehouses, Home Depot’s, or our favorite supermarkets everyday. Where was this mass contagion? Our hospital workers, police and other front line workers were testing positive, but the “guaranteed “death sentence promised us was not materializing. This is not to trivialize the C-19 deaths, but to put it in perspective. It’s turning into propaganda from our global government powers when they do not back antibody testing and only vaccine mandates. We are their experiment. Thank you for your voice. We can not be silent.
I recall March 2020 like it was yesterday. I watched the media narrative unfold, striking fear into literally everyone around me. Massive, monumental lockdowns and curfews were accepted without question or hesitation. I knew something was wildly off, could sense it immediately - and began objecting to anyone who would listen. After the 2 week “flatten the curve” lockdowns where 2 million people were expected to die but didn’t - the lockdowns persisted despite new data and information. That sealed it for me. I knew there was something far more sinister going on. I was living in Portland, OR at the time and my position on everything from Corona to masking was viewed as ignorant and conspiracy-minded. My husband and I moved our family to East Tennessee to escape the madness and to give ourselves and our children a chance at a normal life for what’s it’s worth. I’ve still been fighting for others to see the truth and to understand what’s going on. More and more are waking up - and it’s articles like this that help lay out the exact moments, and cold coordination that took place to orchestrate this entire, manufactured affair. God help us...
Thanks for posting this--I had not read it before. When all of this was happening, I was taking a two week trip to Florida, and then when I returned my workplace was starting to get into a panic, and began forcing everyone to work from home. I was briefly concerned for about a month that this might be the beginning of a plague type catastrophe (because why else would the government panic?) but pretty shortly (by May, anyway) the nonsensical and useless "containment measures" revealed to me that the virus was not a serious threat. A serious threat, a "grave danger" would require total shut-down of all goods and services -- certainly no delivery services. No truck driving, no mail, no UPS deliveries. Certanly no plane travel!!!
The military would be wearing gas masks and going door-to-door leaving respirators in your driveway. None of this "make your own mask out of old T-shirts" baloney. Food would be dropped off. Warehouse grocery stores would not have lines of hundreds of people waiting to go inside, but magically protected because of a six-foot rule and a bandana on their face. It was all nonsense.
Reading this timeline it's hard to not conclude that this was all orchestrated from somewhere. A very clever attack. And that the most dangerous weapons right now are the internet and the television. If a massive solar flair wiped out the satellites for awhile, we might all be better off.
I was on board with covid. I deal with Chinese companies and so was following it in January 2020. When China went into lockdown I applauded them for their decisiveness. When the Italilans followed, I read the same doctor-blogs of horror, and the heroics in Lodi.
My business was deemed essential, and we stayed open. Me and my 20 staff went to work every day. We masked up, I had a disinfection crew come in every week, and sanitizer was everywhere. I washed my hands more times in Feb-May 2020 than I did in my entire life prior.
I disinfected my groceries. I took a PCR test before going to see my parents, every week.
I was on board. The first time I was back in the air for travel was July 2020. I wore a tight fitting N95 for the whole flight. I found it puzzling that there was a meal service, and a drink service... and it was all at the same time. The thought of unmasked passengers made me take shallow breaths
I volunteered for a vaccine trial - but backed out at the last minute due to a requirement in the protocol to remain unvaccinated for 2 years if I had the placebo.
The absurdities and contradictions began to mount. At first I ignored them - I figured it was all temporary, that a crisis by design meant some things wouldn't make sense, and that authorities were trying their best.
Then I couldn't ignore them anymore. Stuff began to appear arbitrary, punitive, intrusive. Evidence and science surrounding the virus kept swatting down various theories and practices yet those beliefs and practices endured, often enshrined in emergency law. Why?
No matter. The vaccine trials published results. 95%. I rejoiced. I started making calls to see if I could get to the front of the line. And I did - December 28, 2020 I got my first Pfizer shot.
The light at the end of the tunnel was there. Masks were going to go away. The emergency powers would get scrapped. The diabolical masking of kids would end.
Yet... they didn't. The vaccines worked, but they didn't work. Lockdowns worked. But they didn't work. Masks worked, but they didn't work.
Then societies embarked on "Covid normal", and that was it for me. Now we go to packed restaurants, howl and laugh and drink and socialize for hours but put on a mask to pee or to walk to our table. We get admonished on plane flights to ensure our mask covers our nose, and then 10 minutes later we are offered coffee and biscuits which we can enjoy as though it were 2019.
The absurdities abounded. The virus didn't care - it spread and spread and spread and countries all over the world that missed the eradication train essentially saw identical epidemiological curves.
Now we are in this bizarre world - of vaccine mandates, of soon to arrive booster mandates, of conditional participation in society, of masks and social restrictions in perpetuity. Where medical bureaucrats admonish political leaders who dare to allow normal life, and where media eagerly features lockdown/mask/restriction fanatics.
Not 2 weeks ago, the Pfizer vaccine got approved for kids 5-11. I have been searching far and wide for propaganda if you will; a semi coherent argument that children should get this shot. Presuming my own dissonance, I said "maybe I'm wrong". Nothing.
I am incandescent. We have been lied to, manipulated, "nudged". Our autonomy and agency - yes, even to willingly get a "deadly" virus - has been taken away. We are no longer free to make our own good and bad choices. Our so called protectors are now our jailers. Far too many people are suffering from Stockholm's syndrome - mindlessly obeying and even acting as surrogates; such pathetic Quislings they've become.
The collapse in trust is total. I cannot unsee what I've seen.
As Ki below has said, nothing short of relentless non-compliance will do.
This coincides perfectly with my memory. The videos of the "fainting Covid victims" is what made me cynical. Having fainted a couple of times in my life, and having been around people who have fainted, I knew those videos were bs. Add to that, trips to grocery stores in the days leading up to the lockdown and no one is "fainting"? Yeah, no. The final straw was hearing Dr. Birx state in a press conference that ALL deaths were being attributed to Covid. No.
I always think of that brave doctor who came out of the front lines to state on youtube that he didn't think the ventilators were helping- he saw only a high rate of death with them and he was questioning if this was the correct approach. He was promptly pilloried by the crazies until finally other doctors from the front line stepped forward and agreed with his analysis, the ventilators should only be used as a last ditch approach. In doing this, he saved thousands of lives- because the ventilators were killing people. Now Youtube has admitted such a video would be banned because it does not align with the official CDC Covid fascist recommendations. Science is not static, it can only evolve with discussion and debate. Here we watched someone question it and make real progress. Then we watched Youtube and silicon valley restrict it once again.
For me, the history of the pandemic very much followed political lines. At first, Steve Bannon's War Room Pandemic, and blogs like Zerohedge were the first to sound the alarm. The conservatives were alarmed, and the liberals were not. Even Trump took it seriously before Pelosi did. Then it got inverted. Corona became the weapon that defeated Trump. Because of that, i first was alarmed (January February) while my liberal friends were not. And then after the first two weeks of lockdown in San Francisco (last two weeks of March) it started to look less serious then it initially looked. I never wore a mask, but i was sanitizing by sons hands outside. Sounds so ridiculous right now. But as soon as the Democrats turned it into a political weapon, i stopped believing. I still believed the vaccines though, because I thought that was our ticket to freedom..
It was hard for me to see Corona in any other light than Trump vs Never-Trumpers. That theory, however, did not explain the rest of the world, even though most of the Western World, and of course China, wanted Trump gone.
You never mention this. And now that Trump has been gone for almost one year, it's harder to remember this narrative. But i must guess it's because you're in German and saw the story unfold through a different lense.
Very good report of the history of the hysterical messaging. What we still need to determine is the reasons. Certainly, a new virus causing mysterious suffering and deaths is likely to incite panic. Americans hoarding toilet paper and sanitizing groceries was a clear indication of the irrationality of the reactions. But that panic was driven by authorities who should, have known better. Why they promoted obviously counterproductive measures while forbidding effective therapies is the cause of the panic and the enormous death count.
The release of SARS2 coincided with a vicious American political contest. Recent revelations of Democrat criminality during the 2020 campaigns and subsequently indicate the depths of their depravity, and point to probable cause that those same criminals incited the American panic that spread like a virus to the rest of the world. This was the most lethal political "trick" in history. This pandemic should not be called the Wuhan flu but the Clinton corona.
It’s been interesting or perhaps horrifying to watch the first Covid tales unravel and to see intelligent people deny the reality before them. How will we put this genie back in the bottle?
Thank you for another thought-provoking article.
Brilliant! The level of detail is incredible.
Without discussing Doctor Sara Cody, Health Officer, and Public Health Directory Santa Clara county, our story about how lockdowns were sold to western society is incomplete. Would you please look into her comments and press appearances on TV and in the news in early March? If the implications weren't so severe, it's almost comical her responses. But make no mistake about it. Dr. Sara Cody is responsible for the lockdowns in the US. The events in Italy just before her request for lockdown in Santa Clara county were the perfect storm for the rollout of widespread lockdowns all over the western world. Either she is a criminal or so stupid she falls into the useful idiot category.
I have several articles bookmarked and news pieces recorded if you would like to review.
Drosten was also responsible for the PCR test scam, coordinated with the WHO.
Very interesting, an element of the “intentional drama and suspense” are these bits and one tweet sensations-were they somehow preordered and why..? There was also an entirely comical “fabrication” of Covid stats and waves across Eastern Europe for example where the so called first wave simply has not materialised. Local politicians were trying to convince EU they have major issue mostly to secure EU “post covid” reinvigoration funds….
The modern Little Red Riding Hood, reared on singing commercials, has no objection to being eaten by the wolf.