Reader reports: Part 2.
Thinking about this more - I've lost all trust in our governments, our doctors, our colleges, and "pubic health" generally. I'm sure I'm not alone. I had already decided that many aspects of our society were "a bit" of a scam, like a college-education (just a student-loan debt trap,) Wall Street "investing" (primarily just assholes gambling with other people's money,) and Government regulations (just kick-back schemes and stealing from the treasury.) I had also lost faith in "nutrition" science since they keep recommending that you not eat "normal" foods like eggs, and keep trying to force you to eat some industrial soy-based sludge. But I still sort of felt that things were generally "ok" and that they always would be if you just avoided the "known" scams.
But not now. They went too far. They over-played their bullshit and they thought if they controlled the media outlets we wouldn't be albe to compare notes. I now believe it's ALL a scam. All of it. Globally. At this point I'm doubting ALL modern medical treatments, ALL vaccines, ALL governments....I'm doubting that Republicans and Democrats on on different teams. I'm sure now that all this bullshit saber-rattling about Russia!! Ukraine!! is just the start of another FAKE problem. I'm even wondering about history now -- what really did happen in WW1? Vietnam? 9/11? Why does all this shit that happens never affect the "people in charge?" Coincidence? And I damn sure don't believe "elections" are real anymore-- what a huge bunch of theater that is. And I know I'm not alone. Everywhere people were scammed, every country, every profession, we ALL see the scam now. The kids forced to wear masks are NEVER going to believe anything they're told, ever again. The repercussions of this con game are going to last a lot longer than the money will. The turned "political agnostics" like me into true believers that the very last thing we need is more government.
I caught COVID in late 2019 (thinking at the time it was an odd sort of flu) from a patient just returned from China and quite sick.
COVID threat inflation in 2020 was obvious to me from Fauci's prior regular fall and winter interviews every year in the media, in which he would say every year that this will be an especially bad year for flu, so everyone please get a flu shot. (Never mind that flu shots have had 14% effectiveness.)
I not only never bought into lockdowns, masks or any covid hysteria, I never closed my business for even a day and never wore a mask once. But this is not unusual here in Arizona.
The AZ governor's Executive Order of spring 2020 actually prohibited a lot of the tyranny suffered elsewhere. It said that no entity will force the closure of any business, from hardware stores to nail salons, let alone supermarkets and doctors' offices. Then, in a sop to the local Karens, the governor weakly announced a covid-related curfew after 8:00 pm early in 2020, but lots of cars remained on the road after 8 pm, because we are after all Arizona, and we moved here (the most recently populated state), because freedom was a priority. Some of our sheriffs also rebelled against the curfew foolishness.
We also have the strongest vaccine exemptions among the states. Which is one of two factors that brought my family and me here decades ago.
So it wasn't so unusual for Arizonans to roll our eyes over covid manics and get on with our life the whole time. Everywhere except Costco, flights and public transit, you could go anywhere and do anything in Arizona without a mask, throughout the entire covid era.
Floridians, Texans and others can likely tell a very similar history.
There is only one thing I've been wrong about in the whole COVID era. In March 2020, I tweeted that covid mania was so obviously a scam for political purposes, to sell an eventual vaccine and upward wealth transfer, that most people would see through it by the end of April 2020. I was wrong about that timing, 15-20 months too early, but correct about the rest. I proved in mid-2020 that lockdowns don't work and that masks are a health hazard and are correlated with more not less COVID. Those peer-reviewed studies are on https://PDMJ.org
Imagine a vaccine so safe you have to be threatened to take it, for a disease so deadly you have to be tested to know you have it.
absolutely fantastic job you are doing, eugyppius, I am so lucky to be one of your subscribers. The perspective you've been sharing has been so helpful. Thank you so much.
The DOD comment about the emailing messaging and the comment from the expat regarding synchronized news in Tokyo and the States should be mote than enough to convince everyone that this entire event started out as a worldwide coordinated attack on freedom. The ensuing local nuttiness, well, that genie will never go back in the bottle.
So so interesting. Reading this makes me feel that their are many many more "skeptics" than are visible on the surface. People are mostly keeping hiding their true opinions, just like I am. I'm hopeful, therefore, that when the inevitable moment comes when the governments go too far, more people will rise up than suspected.
I and my teenage kids all had the rona two weeks ago. It was a relatively mild sore throat for 3-4 days followed by lingering fatigue. Treated it at home with high doses of vitamin C and D plus aspirin. I was very glad that none of us bothered to get the vax or a “booster” and risk side effects in order to counter such a trivial infection.
To my great amusement I am now seeing people online saying “we had omicron and thank god we got vaxxed and boosted because for us it was only a few days of sore throat, think of how much worse it would have been if we were the dirty filthy stupid unvaxxed!”
I have said it before, and I will say it again. The breadth and depth of people who, like me, began to question The Narrative™ relatively early on, and now continue to do so, is truly awe-inspiring. As you admit, I was, despite almost pathological distrust of the government, much too tardy in realizing the scope of the deception. I recall thinking, "well, that's over" a few days before it became apparent that masking and other talisman-level approaches were here to stay. As a result, I enjoyed weeks of "WTAF?" as I saw lock-downs and NPIs extended. I spent literally weeks in disbelief. I remain there, but at least I have a lot of company! As others have said, thank you so much for doing this! Fantastic work.
Well, I’m stuck here in Perth, where life has continued on, “lockdown free”, as it has, for 2 years COVID free. So I’ll speak of my experience here. The state of Western Australia is so large and sparsely populated, we live a socially distanced lifestyle already. I used to live and work in Bangkok for 5 years, 4 years prior. To be frank, I moved up there to escape the Australian “mindset”, which has been steered to staggering effect over the course of this pandemic.
So, in some sense, I’m an interloper. Has that worked to my advantage?
Here’s the irony of my situation, when the “rollout” of the mass-vaccination campaign was underway, I booked online, cued up at The Showgrounds. It was like the last scene from, “Contagion”, in a cue amongst this herd of people, filing in, on rotations, to get their jab. This didn’t sit well with me, so I walked away, thinking, “I’ll go see a GP and get it done later”, despite the long discussion with a family member about how long it takes to develop a vaccine, bad example from the past, Thalidomide, Dakon Shiele, etc., so taking this vaccine presented real risks. “The risks outweighs the benefits”. Still, the pitch of the product was persuasive and the clotting issue with AZ and it’s relative cheapness, only strengthened the case - you were getting something “special” with an mRNA vaccine. After the endless rounds of, “fear porn” piping out of our televisions, folks even thought it was a privilege to get a vaccine and the mantra, “do it for your community” had well and truely taken root - you were selfish for not doing so. Even though the respiratory tract, for the purpose of immunisation is considered a separate immune system, but so entrenched was the narrative of transmission, that to question this orthodoxy was starting to be met with great hostility. It was heresy to question, “the experts”. So the “the irony” is - I decided to isolate myself, due in part to what I read from Yeadon, “you will be cajoled and harassed into taking a vaccine, they won’t even have to mandate it.” Now I was experiencing it.
Australians cajole, it’s one of the most unfortunate aspects of our national character, along with, “tall poppy syndrome”. We don’t applaud brashness, in fact we shun it. It’s a poor excuse for social cohesion and the nation is founded on the myth - it’s a classless society. You could say it’s a colonial experiment perhaps.
I had done some units in Chemistry at university, so I was going to diagram the journey of the mRNA. Complex and 17 pages later, I got the gist, but nigh-in-on-impossible to explain to the layman. This was another of Yeadon’s predictions and at the outset I thought his ideas were, “out there”. Now I don’t. I’m still retracing the series of events, which those testimonies so beautifully illustrate, how did this unfold and why was any discussion, or willingness to even “hear me out”, being muzzled? It’s as if folks are, “gaslighting” themselves - once jabbed, you’re invested.
I tend to think, “mixed messaging” played a role in getting everyone on the same page, rolling out “phases” of really calculated campaign. Mass formation was the aim, but what commonality was exploited to get everyone mobilised and ready for battle with an “invisible enemy”? Did anthropomorphising, “the virus” play a role? What were people parroting in terms of justifications, and was their an underlying fear, once jabbed, they might reassure themselves; “30 years of research went into this,” Did a “faith” in sciences ability to deliver in record time - became one of the dominant rationales? Which make me think, is this perhaps an innate default setting, much in the way our psyche might have evolved from, “the bicameral mind”?
I hope it’s not wishful thinking, that the narrative IS beginning to crumble. But consider where I am, quarantined from my cohort, with only 3 friends unvaccinated left, who live in the country.
I hope you can glean something from this sharing experience and thank you for compiling those testimonials, the anecdotal evidence is priceless and it helps in correlating my own experience, once the brain fog of the, “fear porn” had lifted. However, I have conviction in my interpretation of the basics underpinning immunology are on the money.
Well documented and thank you. Good to see a cross section of reasonable people having common sense views of this mess. The thread here is a darker side to the narrative. What and why? I say this has been engineered from the start as a trojan horse device to integrate sweeping economic reforms. And not for the better of 99% of the world. This will be a control mechanism using digital currency, social credit scoring and revocation of previously held individual rights. In the U.S. I foresee gun control and voting changes benefiting only the progressive left. MMT, CRT and other tools will reduce whites to a position much like South Africa today. Ukraine will be a diversion with disastrous outcomes. Watch, pray, plan, prepare and RESIST.
All of these stories have a common fountainhead: the natural result of allowing the worst of us to grow national governments into parastic beasts that possess the power to destroy humanity. Shall we revisit 1776 or will we allow our children to be subjected to lives of madness?
"I believe that the CDC and public health officials in the United States have damaged their credibility so badly that it'll take a generation for them to regain public trust."
Who are we kidding here? "Public Health" must never, ever be trusted. Not now, not a generation from now, not a thousand generations from now.
Such a fantastic compilation! Probably my single greatest wish over these last two years has been that my friends, family and co-workers would actually spend the legitimate time necessary to actually read the data for themselves; rather than relying on talking-heads, FB posts and one-liners void of context and criticism. It’s an absolutely known irony that in our age of instant, easy access to all manner of human knowledge; that fewer and fewer actually read books, papers, or even articles in their completion. As the “Reading Rainbow” host would say, “Don’t take my word for it…read a book”
A former neighbor of mine who formerly worked in a medical field now lives in Spain. She was visiting here at the beginning of the Covid fear, and told me we were weird -- no one in Spain cared at all, she said. They were more laid back about things. Everyone here was panicking over nothing. Fast forward a few weeks and Spain was arresting people for going out to the beach alone, everyone was locked in his/her home, and my former neighbor was all in. She was writing posts about everyone going on their balconies to bang pots at the same time every night, so they could all express their collective appreciation for the heroic hospital workers driving home after their shift change. Talk about an about-face! I was a skeptic from the first, but hearing that change from someone really made me see that something global -- and bizarre -- was going on.
This is a great series from readers. I look forward to the brain exercise by reading your posts every week and I always read the comments. I don't know if you censor out the ridiculous comments or if you really do have the most intelligent subscribers! Love it. Stay strong Mr. E. We need you and this forum.
These reader reports are excellent!
My biggest mistake of this scam was thinking that people wouldn't put up with much more than two weeks of lockdowns regardless of how severe the threat.
Also, when someone in the NBA got covid in mid-March 2020, they shut down the NBA and started drafting plans for a lockdown I initially thought there must be a solid reason for doing so. It was then that I started looking at the Italy data and comparing it to my province's ridiculous model that I knew this was all very overblown.