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New Report Blasts Broadband Industry for Fueling Digital Divide

By Andrea Germanos | Common Dreams

As federal lawmakers held a hearing Thursday on broadband equity, a new report details how the internet service provider industry, through hiked prices and disappearing lower-priced offerings, is exacerbating the digital divide.

Entitled Price Too High and Rising: The Facts About America’s Broadband Affordability Gap, the publication (pdf) from Free Press states that “the central fact is Americans pay too much for the internet.”

“By the start of 2020, nearly 80 million people still did not have adequate internet at home,” according to report author and Free Press research director, S. Derek Turner. “Black, Latinx, and Indigenous people comprise a disproportionate number of those who are disconnected.”

“The steep price of a high-speed connection is the primary barrier—a hard truth that flies in the face of the wild claims broadband-industry lobbyists make about prices getting better for internet users,” the report states.

Part of the problem, according to the report, is that “the broadband market is a complicated maze for users, with a myriad of promotional and non-promotional prices, hidden fees, and constant price hikes excused by carriers as ‘value enhancements.'”

Looking at broadband prices over the past several years, for “consumers, the results are not good: no matter how you look at it, broadband prices continue to rise far faster than the rate of inflation. Furthermore,” the report continues, “the lower-priced tiers that are attractive to newcomers to the market and lower-income families are disappearing.”

In fact, federal data shows that U.S. households’ monthly spending for internet access increased at four times the rate of general inflation between 2016 and 2019, a time span during which former President Donald Trump picked Ajit Pai to chair the Federal Communications Commission. Such an increase in prices, as the report notes, can prove an “insurmountable” barrier to broadband access for some families living paycheck to paycheck.

“The pandemic has only exacerbated this problem—for families, certainly not for ISPs,” the report states, pointing to “a banner year” for broadband companies, who enjoyed “record customer and revenue growth.”

For example:

Unlike its devastating impact on most of the rest of the economy, Covid-19 has actually been a boon for Comcast’s broadband business. Last year, Comcast enjoyed its largest-ever single year growth in residential high-speed internet customers and revenues. And its cable segment operating profit margin jumped significantly to 42.1%, despite continued declines in its traditional cable TV business.

What’s more, while ISPs are imposing rate increases on customers, they are reducing their capital investments.

AT&T and Comcast, the report says, had “substantial declines” in such investment over the past four years.

And for households just trying to get online, it’s getting pricier to do so.

According to the report, “The FCC’s Urban Rate Survey data indicate that the non-promotional rates for lower-priced stand-alone broadband tiers… rose 20% between 2015 and 2020, more than double the rate of inflation.” Some ISPs are just eliminating budget offerings altogether.

“Cable and telecom lobbyists are eager to distract lawmakers from the fact that people are on average paying more out of pocket for internet service,” the report states. “Reading the fine print shows how the industry is spinning a few data points together to tell this misleading tale.”

However, the publication adds, “the spin can’t mask the facts.”

“The Trump era is over,” Turner said in a statement. “It’s time to move past the fact-free policy debates that have plagued our discourse for far too long. Progress requires listening, analysis, and courageous leadership. But that progress won’t come if we’re not all operating from the same set of facts.”

“A lack of access further exacerbates the economic plight and equity issues we face as a nation.”
—Chris Lewis, Public Knowledge
Free Press’s report came the same day a House panel held a hearing on broadband equity.

The hearing included testimony from Public Knowledge president and CEO Chris Lewis, who stressed (pdf) the importance of closing the digital divide and said the “pandemic has brought into clear focus just how essential” broadband is.

“The cost of broadband, a lack of devices and digital skills, and a pervasive problem of broadband providers investing less in broadband infrastructure in low-income and marginalized communities are to blame for this disparity. These inequities cannot remain,” Lewis said.

He pointed to “concrete steps” for Congress to take to address the problem, including ensuring the FCC collects broadband price information; passing the Community Broadband Act; ensuring a long-term broadband subsidy for low-income households; requiring ISPs to have a budget option, and banning ISPs from engaging in so-called “digital redlining.”

“Broadband represents economic opportunity, educational opportunity, and the opportunity for better health and civic engagement,” he said. “A lack of access further exacerbates the economic plight and equity issues we face as a nation.”

“Congress must come together to ensure universal affordable access to high-speed reliable broadband for everyone,” said Lewis.

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Progressives Applaud Biden’s Proposal to Raise Taxes on Wealthy

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By Kenny Stancil | Common Dreams

Progressives in the United States cheered Wednesday in response to President Joe Biden’s proposal to raise taxes on the country’s wealthiest households and rein in tax evasion to fund universal preschool, affordable child care, and paid family and medical leave, among other social investments outlined in the White House’s $1.8 trillion American Families Plan.

“The tax increases on wealthy individuals in President Biden’s American Families Plan are exactly what this country needs,” said Morris Pearl, former managing director at BlackRock and current chair of the Patriotic Millionaires, a group of rich Americans opposed to the unchecked concentration of wealth and power.

“High-income earners, wealthy investors, and millionaire heirs have skated by without paying their fair share for far too long,” Pearl continued. “The tax hikes proposed by President Biden would reverse decades of our tax code prioritizing wealth overwork.”

The American Families Plan would raise the top marginal tax rate on the richest people in the U.S. from 37% to 39.6%, reversing part of former President Donald Trump’s 2017 tax law.

The proposal would also close the so-called carried interest loophole—a tax break that benefits hedge fund and private equity executives—and increase the top tax rate on capital gains and dividends from 20% to 39.6% for households bringing in more than $1 million a year.

“It is absurd that money earned from labor, from sweat and hard work, is currently taxed at nearly double the rate as money earned from passive investments,” said Pearl. “My money should not be given special treatment over someone else’s sweat. The Biden plan to raise the capital gains tax rate to match the ordinary income tax rate would correct this fundamental injustice in our tax code, and put everyone, worker and investor, alike, on a level playing field.”

The American Families Plan would close another tax loophole, known as the “stepped-up basis,” which Pearl said “allows heirs of multi-million-dollar fortunes to avoid paying taxes on vast amounts of accumulated capital gains profits, contributing to the formation of the kind of permanently wealthy, hereditary elite that our Founding Fathers rebelled against. It has no place in our tax code, and the Biden plan to eliminate it should receive widespread support.”

To ensure that rich Americans pay what they owe, Biden is calling for substantially increasing the budget of the Internal Revenue Service to provide the agency with resources to crack down on tax avoidance. According to a recent analysis by IRS researchers and academics, the richest 1% of U.S. households don’t report around 21% of their income.

The president’s plan to “dramatically increase funding for the IRS to target wealthy tax evaders is incredibly important,” said Pearl. “Thanks to years of deliberate underfunding of the IRS, wealthy tax cheats have been able to go unpunished, leading to the tax gap, or what is owed to the government in taxes but not paid, to reach over $1 trillion a year.”

Chuck Collins, director of the Program on Inequality at the Institute for Policy Studies, noted in a statement that decades of “wealth hoarding and tax avoidance by billionaires and multi-millionaires… is not an accident.”

“The super-rich—those with over $30 million and up—hire a veritable army of what social scientists call the ‘wealth defense industry’ to dodge taxes, stash wealth, and lobby for weak taxes,” said Collins. “These are highly paid tax attorneys, wealth managers, and accountants, who specialize in creating complex shell games using offshore tax havens, dynasty trusts, anonymous shell companies, and bogus transactions. Billionaires pay them millions to hide trillions.”

Bolstering the IRS is “a vital first step to economic recovery and reducing extreme wealth inequality,” Collins added. “The future of the IRS may determine whether we become a society dominated by billionaires or a functioning democracy.”

Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen, said that “not only will investments in increased enforcement have a strong multiplier effect, but it will also help restore the public’s trust to know that everyone is paying what they owe. And it is far past time for the wealthy to pay a fairer share.”

Pearl emphasized that “each of these tax increases would affect only the wealthiest Americans, a group that has seen their fortunes grow substantially over the last several decades and throughout the pandemic.”

“Wealthy Americans like me can more than afford to pay higher taxes, and we should be expected to,” Pearl continued. “With these plans, the Biden administration is ushering in a new, better vision for what our tax code should look like, one that shrinks inequality instead of contributing to it.”

“The era of trickle-down nonsense is over—it’s time to tax the rich,” he added.

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Are UFOs or UAPs Being Used To Usher In A ‘New World Order’?

UFOs as bright lights in the sky, in Salem, Mass. on Aug. 3, 1952

By Arjun Walia | Collective Evolution

In Brief

  • The Facts: Many out there seeking truth seem to believe that the UFO phenomenon is fake, a deception being used by the “powers that be” to usher in a New World Order.
  • Reflect On: Does mainstream culture and government engage in misinformation and perception manipulation of a real phenomenon? Yes. But not all the time. So where do UFOs fit into this question?

A picture above, taken through the window of a laboratory by a U.S. coastguard, shows four unidentified flying objects as bright lights in the sky, in Salem, Mass. on Aug. 3, 1952

Many of you reading this are probably well aware of the fact that mainstream UFO disclosure is taking off, and has been taking off over the past couple of years. Major media outlets like the New York Times and CNN have covered the topic with extreme legitimacy, and given the fact that much of the public rely on these outlets for information, they are now becoming aware of the fact that there are objects in our atmosphere performing maneuvers that no known man-made piece of machinery can.

This seems strange to many, however, every time we (Collective Evolution) post an article, there is no shortage of comments stating that all of this is some sort of deception. That either the global elite are staging sightings using some sort of advanced technology in order to prepare for some sort of false flag alien invasion, or that governments are working with malevolent extraterrestrials to do so, both options seem to be for the same purpose which would be to help usher in the “New World Order.” These are the claims.

If anything, based on my research these objects are very real, there is not much evidence that they represent a malevolent force, and that governments and mainstream media may twist our perception of the phenomenon to help bring about aspects of what some call “The New World Order.”

The idea of a “New World Order” has been a common theme within multiple subjects. In essence, the idea of a New World Order is that there is a conspiracy to create a new totalitarian world government that would not benefit people as a whole. It includes the rollout of measures under the guise of goodwill to combat “problems” our world is facing. Proponents of the New World Order theory believe that many of these problems, like climate change and COVID, are manufactured and/or used to justify more surveillance. It also includes a digital world armed with more tracking, surveillance, and the acquisition of data from all citizens, as well as the rollout of various laws and reforms that continually lead us to a world where many of our rights and freedoms are stripped from us. Again, all of this under the guise of goodwill and for “our protection.”

With the current COVID ‘crisis’, many believe “New World Order” has been replaced with “The Great Reset.” (You can read more about The Great Reset here). Right now rights and freedoms that we once enjoyed are not accessible to many, and luxuries like travel and attending public entertainment venues may require a vaccine. These and many more are all aspects of this New World Order according to many.

There’s no doubt in my mind that issues like pandemics, climate change, geopolitical issues, and the “war on terror” have been used, perpetuated, and manufactured in some sense by those who wish to propose the solution that benefits them the most. There is, in my opinion, an abundance of evidence that supports these feelings and we’ve written about them for more than a decade here at Collective Evolution.

I do believe there has been and continues to be, an ongoing push for a state of fear, a world of chaos that requires “big brother” to step in and give us a solution. That solution seems to be a world where yes, many of our rights and freedoms are taken away.

Where UFOs Come In

So what about the UFO phenomenon? Do I believe it’s being used to bring about a New World Order? To be honest, I am not quite sure. But just as I believe terrorism, COVID, geopolitical issues and much more are all being used by the political and financial elite to gain more profit and control over the human race, I do believe it’s a possibility.

I do not, however, believe the phenomenon is manufactured, and this is where critical thinking and discernment come into play. Unlike other issues like terrorism, climate change, and more, UFOs were ridiculed for decades and deemed a “conspiracy theory.” The very first director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Roscoe Hillenkoetter, admitted to a long campaign of “ridicule and secrecy” behind the topic.

But you don’t need an admittance of ridicule. Anybody who has studied the UFO subject in-depth can easily see that the subject has been ridiculed and thrown into the conspiracy theory bucket for years. So my question for all of those who believe this is some sort of fake deception is, why would so much time and resources be spent on ridiculing the subject in the past, claiming all leaks and footage of UFOs are fake, and that those who believe in them are nuts? Why would they use mainstream media networks, famed talk shows, and more to completely ridicule the idea that these objects are real if they wanted to convince the entire population that they are indeed real? It just doesn’t make any sense to me and it points to a more complex situation.

During these times, a number of researchers in the field, including myself, were well aware of the reality of the phenomenon despite this massive ridicule in the time where they were considered a “conspiracy theory.” Big media and government using the term “conspiracy theory” has always been used to ridicule and silence dissenters of officially established opinion or “fact.”

The point is, not everything mainstream media presents is deception or fake. Take 9/11, for example, the buildings actually did collapse, that wasn’t fake. What seemed to be a potential deception was the perception and explanations given to us by mainstream media, and sure, the event itself may have been orchestrated by those who stood to benefit off of it – a topic we’ve inquired about in depth.

Another great example would be COVID vaccines or vaccines in general, any conversation that paints vaccines in a questionable light is being deemed a “conspiracy theory” by many people, despite the fact that there are a number of scientists, doctors, and peer-reviewed research that have raised cause for concern.

If this was some sort of holographic type of deception phenomenon, then why have UFOs been documented in antiquity for thousands of years? You can find a few examples here, but there are many.

When it comes to the UFO phenomenon, I do believe there are people out there, as with all other issues, that would like to use this phenomenon and shape the masses’ perception of it. I do believe there is a possibility to present the phenomenon as a threat, which is concerning given the fact that these objects do not represent this narrative at all.  The U.S. Department of Defense’s “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force” even states the following:

The Department of Defense established the UAPTF to improve its understanding of and gain insight into, the nature and origins of UAPs (Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon). The mission of the task force is to detect, analyze and catalog UAPs that could potentially pose a threat to U.S. national security.

Again, in no way do these objects represent a threat, and there is no reason to assume this. Granted, that doesn’t mean they don’t either. You can read more in-depth as to why I believe this is clear, here.

THIS is where I believe the deception is, I think it’s quite irrational to assume that all of the UFO activity we see is some sort of fake deception. This perspective lacks critical thinking and more importantly, lacks any evidence as well. The idea that there are only malevolent beings working with governments to enslave humanity also goes against a wealth of information and data that’s been collected by researchers over the years.

It’s easy to read a book, like “Behold A Pale Horse” where one man makes a claim, but we mustn’t simply look at the information that complies with what we believe. This is a topic that is quite in-depth and requires a lot of examination. Information has to be collected and synthesized amongst the collective, not made into a belief system. This type of thinking is rampant in the alternative community which is in part why we put together a course of overcoming bias & improving critical thinking as we are in a time where we have to improve the way we discern information.

I think there’s one thing we can all agree on, and that’s the fact that mainstream media and government cannot be blindly trusted nor relied upon for any accurate information on a topic. That doesn’t mean every single topic they address is fake. Government and mainstream media have largely become tools of perception manipulation, meaning a lot of the time they take real issues, events, and phenomena and attempt to paint the masses’ perception around them. It’s likely a mix of agenda and culture that drives this.

This article is indicative of a blog post, one where I simply “rant” and share my feelings. I go into a deeper discussion in this article for those of you who are interested: Is Mainstream “UFO Disclosure” A “Psyop” For A “False Flag” Alien Invasion? – I Doubt It

If you want to access all of our articles about the phenomenon, you can do so here.

Within the “truth movement”, there is still an inability to decipher and have appropriate conversations about what is and what isn’t. Many “conspiracies,” are and have been proven to be true, but at the same time “conspiracies within conspiracies” have developed without any appropriate sources or evidence to back them up. This gives those within the “mainstream” the ability to label all those within the “truth” movement and discredit them, quite easily.

A lot of the time with this subject, narratives are created out of thin air with absolutely no evidence at all to back them. Speculation is OK and necessary, but we have to be careful pushing a narrative as truth, especially if we are trying to reach those “within” the mainstream. We mustn’t forget the importance of evidence, or the ability to speculate based on a certain set of evidence and data or something to support our claims that goes beyond simple speculation.

About the Author

I joined the CE team in 2010 shortly after finishing university and have been grateful for the fact that I have been able to do this ever since 🙂 There are many things happening on the planet that doesn’t resonate with me, and I wanted to do what I could to play a role in creating change. It’s been great making changes in my own life and creating awareness and I look forward to more projects that move beyond awareness and into action and implementation.




Dr. Naomi Wolf : “Why Vaccine Passports Equal Slavery Forever”

Video Source: Daily Clout

Watch Dr. Naomi Wolf as she discusses the reasons why the vaccine passports equal slavery forever



Former Pfizer VP: ‘Your Government is lying to You in a Way That Could Lead to Your Death.’

Dr. Mike Yeadon
Arshad Ebrahim / YouTube

By Patrick Delaney | LifeSiteNews 

April 7, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — Dr. Michael Yeadon, Pfizer’s former Vice President and Chief Scientist for Allergy & Respiratory who spent 32 years in the industry-leading new medicines research and retired from the pharmaceutical giant with “the most senior research position” in his field, spoke with LifeSiteNews.

He addressed the “demonstrably false” propaganda from governments in response to COVID-19, including the “lie” of dangerous variants, the totalitarian potential for “vaccine passports,” and the strong possibility we are dealing with a “conspiracy” which could lead to something far beyond the carnage experienced in the wars and massacres of the 20th century.

His main points included:

  1. There is “no possibility” current variants of COVID-19 will escape immunity. It is “just a lie.”
  2. Yet, governments around the world are repeating this lie, indicating that we are witnessing not just “convergent opportunism,” but a “conspiracy.” Meanwhile, media outlets and Big Tech platforms are committed to the same propaganda and the censorship of the truth.
  3. Pharmaceutical companies have already begun to develop unneeded “top-up” (“booster”) vaccines for the “variants.” The companies are planning to manufacture billions of vials, in addition to the current experimental COVID-19 “vaccine” campaign.
  4. Regulatory agencies like the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency, have announced that since these “top-up” vaccines will be so similar to the prior injections which were approved for emergency use authorization, drug companies will not be required to “perform any clinical safety studies.”
  5. Thus, this virtually means that the design and implementation of repeated and coerced mRNA vaccines “go from the computer screen of a pharmaceutical company into the arms of hundreds of millions of people, [injecting] some superfluous genetic sequence for which there is absolutely no need or justification.”
  6. Why are they doing this? Since no benign reason is apparent, the use of vaccine passports along with a “banking reset” could issue a totalitarianism unlike the world has ever seen. Recalling the evil of Stalin, Mao, and Hitler, “mass depopulation” remains a logical outcome.
  7. The fact that this at least could be true means everyone must “fight like crazy to make sure that system never forms.”

Dr. Yeadon began identifying himself as merely a “boring guy” who went “to work for a big drug company … listening to the main national broadcast and reading the broadsheet newspapers.”

Continuing, he said: “But in the last year I have realized that my government and its advisers are lying in the faces of the British people about everything to do with this coronavirus. Absolutely everything. It’s a fallacy this idea of asymptomatic transmission and that you don’t have symptoms, but you are a source of a virus. That lockdowns work, that masks have a protective value obviously for you or someone else and that variants are scary things and we even need to close international borders in case some of these nasty foreign variants gets in.

“Or, by the way, on top of the current list of gene-based vaccines that we have miraculously made, there will be some ‘top-up’ vaccines to cope with the immune escape variants.

“Everything I have told you, every single one of those things is demonstrably false. But our entire national policy is based on these all being broadly right, but they are all wrong.”

‘Conspiracy’ and not just ‘convergent opportunism’

“But what I would like to do is talk about immune escape because I think that’s probably going to be the end game for this whole event, which I think is probably a conspiracy. Last year I thought it was what I called ‘convergent opportunism,’ that is a bunch of different stakeholder groups has managed to pounce on a world in chaos to push us in a particular direction. So it looked like it was kind of linked, but I was prepared to say it was just convergence.”

“I [now] think that’s naïve. There is no question in my mind that very significant powerbrokers around the world have either planned to take advantage of the next pandemic or created the pandemic. One of those two things is true because the reason it must be true is that dozens and dozens of governments are all saying the same lies and doing the same inefficacious things that demonstrably cost lives.

“And they are talking the same sort of future script which is, ‘We don’t want you to move around because of these pesky varmints, these “variants”’— which I call ‘samiants’ by the way because they are pretty much the same — but they’re all saying this and they are all saying ‘don’t worry, there will be “top-up” vaccines that will cope with the potential escapees.’ They’re all saying this when it is obviously nonsense.”

Possible end game: vaccine ‘passports’ tied to spending allowances, thorough control

“I think the end game is going to be, ‘everyone receives a vaccine’… Everyone on the planet is going to find themselves persuaded, cajoled, not quite mandated, hemmed-in to take a jab.

“When they do that every single individual on the planet will have a name, or unique digital ID and a health status flag which will be ‘vaccinated,’ or not … and whoever possesses that, sort of single database, operable centrally, applicable everywhere to control, to provide as it were, a privilege, you can either cross this particular threshold or conduct this particular transaction or not depending on [what] the controllers of that one human population database decide. And I think that’s what this is all about because once you’ve got that, we become playthings and the world can be as the controllers of that database want it.

“For example, you might find that after a banking reset that you can only spend through using an app that actually feeds off this [database], your ID, your name, [and] your health status flag.”

“And, yes, certainly crossing an international border is the most obvious use for these vaccine passports, as they are called, but I’ve heard talk of them already that they could be necessary for you to get into public spaces, enclosed public spaces. I expect that if they wanted to, you would not be able to leave your house in the future without the appropriate privilege on your app.

“But even if that’s not [the] true [intent of the vaccine campaign], it doesn’t matter, the fact that it could be true means everyone [reading] this should fight like crazy to make sure that [vaccine passport] system never forms.”

“[With such a system], here is an example of what they could make you do, and I think this is what they’re going to make [people] do.

“You could invent a story that is about a virus and its variations, its mutations over time. You could invent the story and make sure you embed it through the captive media, make sure that no one can counter it by censoring alternative sources, then people are now familiar with this idea that this virus mutates, which it does, and that it produces variants, which is true [as well], which could escape your immune system, and that’s a lie.

“But, nevertheless, we’re going to tell you it’s true, and then when we tell you that it’s true and we say ‘but we’ve got the cure, here’s a top-up vaccine,’ you’ll get a message, based on this one global, this one ID system: ‘Bing!’ it will come up and say ‘Dr. Yeadon, time for your top-up vaccine. And, by the way,’ it will say ‘your existing immune privileges remain valid for four weeks. But if you don’t get your top-up vaccine in that time, you will unfortunately detrimentally be an “out person,” and you don’t want that, do you?’ So, that’s how it’ll work, and people will just walk up and they’ll get their top-up vaccine.”

Gov’t lies, Big Pharma moves forward, medicine regulators get out of the way, and possible ‘mass depopulation

“But I will take you through this, Patrick, because I am qualified to comment. I don’t know what Vanden Bossche is about. There was no possibility at all, based on all of the variants that are in the public domain, 4000 or so of them, none of them are going to escape immunity [i.e. become more dangerous].

“Nevertheless, politicians and health advisers (to loads of governments) are saying that they are. They’re lying. Well, why would you do that?

“Here’s the other thing, in parallel, pharmaceutical companies have said, several of them, it will be quite easy for us to adjust our gene-based vaccines, and we can hasten them through development, and we can help you.

“And here’s the real scary part, global medicines regulators like [the U.S. Food and Drug Administration] FDA, the Japanese medicines agency, the European Medicines Agency, have gotten together and announced … since top-up vaccines will be considered so similar to the ones that we have already approved for emergency use authorization, we are not going to require the drug companies to perform any clinical safety studies.

“So, you’ve got, on the one hand, governments and their advisers that are lying to you that variants are different enough from the current virus that, even if you’re immune from natural exposure or vaccination, you’re a risk and you need to come and get this top-up vaccine. So, I think neither of those is true. So why is the drug company making the top-up vaccines? And [with] the regulators having got out of the way — and if Yeadon is right, and I’m sure I am or I wouldn’t be telling you this — you go from the computer screen of a pharmaceutical company into the arms of hundreds of millions of people, some superfluous genetic sequence for which there is absolutely no need or justification.

“And if you wanted to introduce a characteristic which could be harmful and could even be lethal, and you can even tune it to say ‘let’s put it in some gene that will cause liver injury over a nine-month period,’ or, cause your kidneys to fail but not until you encounter this kind of organism [that would be quite possible]. Biotechnology provides you with limitless ways, frankly, to injure or kill billions of people.

“And since I can’t think of a benign explanation for any of the steps: variants, top-up vaccines, no regulatory studies… it’s not only that I cannot think of a benign explanation, the steps described, and the scenario described, and the necessary sort of resolution to this false problem is going to allow what I just described: unknown, and unnecessary gene sequences injected into the arms of potentially billions of people for no reason.

“I’m very worried … that pathway will be used for mass depopulation because I can’t think of any benign explanation.”

‘Absurdly impossible’ variants will escape immunity, ‘just a lie’

“If I can show you that one major thing that governments around the world are telling the people is a lie, you should take my 32 years of experienced opinion that says, most of it, if not all of it, is a lie.”

“The most different variant is only 0.3% different from the original sequence as emailed out of Wuhan in … January 2020. 0.3% [is] the one [variant] that is the most different on the planet so far. And now another way of saying it is, ‘all of the variants are not less than 99.7% identical to each other.’

“Now, you might be thinking, ‘hmm, .3%, is that enough [to escape immunity and become more dangerous]?’ The answer is no. Getaway, ya know, get out of here …

“The human immune system is a thing of wonder. What it does is when it faces a new pathogen like this, you’ve got professional cells, they’re called professional antigen-presenting cells —they’re kind of rough tough things that tend not to succumb to viruses. And their job is to grab foreign things in the near environment and tear them limb from limb [inside the cell]. They really cut them up into hundreds of pieces. And then they present these pieces on the surfaces of their cell to other bits of your immune system, and amazingly, because of the variability that God and nature gave you, huge variability to recognize foreign things, and your body ends up using 15 to 20 different specific motifs that it spots about this virus. They’re called epitopes, basically, they’re just like little photographs of the details about this virus. That’s what they do. And that is what is called your repertoire, your immune repertoire is like 20 different accurate photographs, close-ups, of different bits of this virus.

“Now, if a tiny piece of the virus changes, like the .3% I’ve just described, if you are reinfected by that variant, your professional cells tear into that virus and cut it into pieces, present them again, and lo and behold, most of the pieces that you have already seen and recognized, are still there in the variants.

“There is absolutely no chance that all of them will fail to be recognized and that is what is required for immune escape, to escape your immunity. It must present to you as a new pathogen. It must be sufficiently different that, when it is cut up by your professional checker cells, it won’t find mostly the same thing it has seen before. And that is just absurdly impossible when you have only varied .3%, so it is 99.7% (similar).

“You can go and check that by looking at papers by a person called Alison Tarke. There is also Shane Crotty and all of the other co-authors.

“And before them, coming from my theoretical understanding of multi-locus immunity, which is what I just badly tried to describe, to what actually happens … If your [immune system] is presented with something that contains even half of those similar pieces, there is no way your body will say, ‘that’s a new pathogen.’

“And, so, the idea that 0.3% could even have a chance of getting around immunity is just a lie. It’s not [even] like an opinion difference.

“I don’t think 3% would be enough. That’s 10 times more variation than has occurred in 16 months [with this virus]. I don’t even think a 30% difference would be enough. So, I’m saying that 100 times more variation than has actually happened, would still leave me putting a big bet on the human immune system not being fooled that these are new pathogens.

“I’ve chatted this over with several professors of immunology and they agreed with me, it’s like, ‘why are you asking me this?’

“So, I think that what I’ve just said is that governments and their advisors in multiple countries are lying about variants. That’s a massive thing! You should check it out. Your readers should check it out. If it’s true, don’t you think it’s terrifying?! It was when I realized it.

“So, they’re lying about variants, and then, of course, since [the variants] are not really different, you do not need a ‘top-up’ vaccine. Now you should be getting the hairs on the back of your neck up because they are making them right now!”

“They are making billions of vials of it. And they will be available by the end of the year.

“And I think they’ll require people to first, be on the vaccine passport one-world database, and then it will roll up into the top-ups, and if it takes a bit longer it will take a bit longer.

“But this is not going away. It won’t go away until enough people, if they ever do, say ‘you’re a bunch of frauds and we are taking our freedoms back, so you can just stop doing this.’

“Because one person shouting into the wilderness and all of the other academics looking the other way, will have us just going down this pipe maybe a week later than if I hadn’t said anything, but we’re still going down to hell.

“So, that’s why I’m frightened.

“The variants aren’t different. I call them ‘samiants’… they’re pretty much the same. They’re not different. Therefore, you don’t need a top-up vaccine, so don’t go near any of them.”

‘Why is my government lying to me?’ Because ‘they are going to kill you.’

“[And if you recognize that our governments are involved in a major verifiable lie], don’t just turn your computer off and go to supper. Stop. Look out the window, and think, ‘why is my government lying to me about something so fundamental?’ Because, I think the answer is, they are going to kill you using this method. They’re going to kill you and your family.

“The eugenicists have got hold of the levers of power and this is a really artful way of getting you to line up and receive some unspecified thing that will damage you. I have no idea what it will actually be, but it won’t be a vaccine because you don’t need one. And it won’t kill you on the end of the needle because you would spot that.

“It could be something that will produce normal pathology, it will be at various times between vaccination and the event, it will be plausibly deniable because there will be something else going on in the world at that time, in the context of which your demise or that of your children will look normal.

“That’s what I would do if I wanted to get rid of 90 or 95% of the world’s population. And I think that’s what they’re doing.”

“Now I don’t know [for certain] that they’re going to use that [system] to kill you, but I can’t think of a benign reason, and with that power, they certainly could harm you, or control you, so you should object [and strenuously oppose it].”

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“Vaccine Passports: THIS Is Where It Leads | Russell Brand

Video Source: Russell Brand

Watch this great video with Russell Brand for a super informative discussion about vaccine passports.

Vaccination passports are creating public and political disputes across the world. Is this debate a matter of civil liberties, and can the state compel you to take a vaccine with the reward of everyday freedoms?



Vaccines Are the New ‘Purity Test’

By Dr. Joseph Mercola | mercola.com

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • The Biden Administration is seriously looking into establishing a vaccine passport system that will allow unvaccinated individuals to be legally treated as second-class citizens
  • In Israel, vaccine certificates are already required for entry into many public spaces. Activists warn it’s become a two-tiered society where the unvaccinated are ostracized
  • The public narrative is not only building prejudice against people who refuse to wear masks or get an experimental vaccine but is also using healthy people as scapegoats from the very beginning, blaming the spread of the virus on asymptomatically infected people
  • With the rollout of vaccine certificates, we are stepping firmly into discrimination territory. The last step will entail persecution of non-vaccinated individuals. At that point, we will have replicated the Nazi regime’s four-step process of dehumanizing the Jews, which ultimately allowed the genocide to occur
  • Vaccine passports are about creating justification for segregation, discrimination, and elimination of certain groups of people, in this case, people who don’t want to be part of the experimental vaccine program, which identifies them as noncompliant with top-down edicts

As predicted last year, vaccine passports are being rolled out across the world, including the U.S. As reported by Ron Paul in his Liberty Report,1,2 which streamed live March 29, 2021, the Biden Administration is “seriously looking into establishing some kind of federal vaccine passport system, where Americans who cannot (or will not) prove to the government they have been jabbed with the experimental vaccine will be legally treated as second-class citizens.”

Paul warns that this system “will quickly morph into a copy of China’s ‘social credit system, where undesirable behaviors are severely punished.” I’ve been saying the same thing for many months now, and there’s every reason to suspect that this is indeed where we’re headed.

Indeed, listen to Ilana Rachel Daniel’s emotional plea from Jerusalem, Israel, where a “Green Pass” is now required if you want to enter any number of public venues and participate in society. Daniel, who emigrated from the U.S. to Israel 25 years ago, is a health adviser, activist, an information officer for a new political human rights party called Rappeh.

The COVID-19 data simply don’t support the rollout of this kind of draconian measure, as the virus is clearly in decline and has become endemic in most parts of the world. In the absence of a serious, truly massively lethal threat (which COVID-19 isn’t), having to show vaccine papers in order to travel and enter certain social venues is clearly more about imposing top-down government control than actually safeguarding public health.

We’re Looking at the End of Human Liberty in the West

Mandatory vaccine passports will be massively discriminating, and are quite frankly senseless, considering the so-called COVID-19 “vaccines” don’t work like vaccines. They’re designed to lessen symptoms when the inoculated person gets infected, but they do not actually prevent them from getting infected in the first place, and they don’t prevent the spread of the virus.

As such, vaccine passports are nothing but loyalty cards, proving you’ve submitted to being a lab rat for an experimental injection and nothing more because in reality, vaccinated individuals are no safer than unvaccinated ones. It’s a truly mind-boggling ruse, and unless enough people are able to see it for what it is, the world will rather literally be turned into a prison planet.

As noted by former Clinton adviser and author Naomi Wolf (whom I hope to interview in the near future), mandatory COVID-19 passports would spell the “end of human liberty in the West.” In a March 28, 2021, interview with Fox News’ Steve Hilton, she said:3,4

“‘Vaccine passport’ sounds like a fine thing if you don’t understand what those platforms can do. I’m [the] CEO of a tech company, I understand what these platforms can do. It is not about the vaccine, it’s not about the virus, it’s about your data.

Once this rolls out, you don’t have a choice about being part of the system. What people have to understand is that any other functionality can be loaded onto that platform with no problem at all. It can be merged with your Paypal account, with your digital currency. Microsoft is already talking about merging it with payment plans.

Your network can be sucked up. It geolocates you everywhere you go. You credit history can be included. All of your medical and health history can be included.

This has already happened in Israel, and six months later, we’re hearing from activists that it’s a two-tiered society and that basically, activists are ostracized and surveilled continually. It is the end of civil society, and they are trying to roll it out around the world.

It is absolutely so much more than a vaccine pass … I cannot stress enough that it has the power to turn off your life, or to turn on your life, to let you engage in society or be marginalized.”

Largest Medical Experiment in the History of the World

As noted by Donald Rucker, who led the Trump Administration’s health IT office, the individual tracking that goes along with the vaccine passport will also help officials to evaluate the effectiveness and long-term safety of the vaccines. He told The Washington Post:5

“The tracking of vaccinations is not just simply for vaccine passports. The tracking of vaccinations is a broader issue of ‘we’re giving a novel biologic agent to the entire country,’ more or less.”

In other words, health officials know full well that this mass vaccination campaign is a roll of the dice. It’s the largest medical experiment in the history of the world, and vaccine certificates will allow them to track all of the millions of test subjects. This alone should be cause enough to end all discussions about vaccine mandates, yet the experimental nature of these injections is being completely ignored.

Again, by shaming people who have concerns about participating in a medical experiment and threatening to bar them from society, government officials are proving that this is not for the greater good. It’s not about public health. It’s about creating loyal subjects — people who are literally willing to sacrifice their life and the life of their children at the request of the government, no questions asked.

Vaccinations Are the New ‘Purity Test’

Wolf also points out the horrific history of IBM, which developed a similar but less sophisticated system of punch cards that allowed Nazi Germany to create a two-tier society and ultimately facilitated the rounding up of Jews for extermination. I will be publishing an entire article about this in a couple of days.

Suffice it to say, some of the most gruesome parts of history are now repeating right before our eyes, and we must not turn away from this ugly truth. Doing so may turn out to be far more lethal than COVID-19 ever was.

The short video above features a 93-year-old Holocaust survivor who compares mask-wearing to, as a Jew, having to wear a yellow star to mark their societal status. However, back then, everyone understood what was happening, she says.

At no point were they lied to and told that wearing the star was for their own good, which is what’s happening now. So, in that respect, the current situation is far more insidious. She says the “hypocrisy in the public narrative,” which claims that we need to wear masks to protect the old, “is absolutely unbearable.” “I would love to die in a state [of] freedom,” she says, “than live like this.”

She adds that at her age, her life expectancy is short, and she would gladly exchange her death for the life and happiness of the next generations. She wants the younger generations to have the freedom “to live their lives, as I have lived mine.” “To see people defile their children with masks is something totally unbearable to me,” she says. Vaccine credentials, in my view, are even more comparable to the Jewish yellow star, but in reverse.

Not having the certificate will be the yellow star of our day, which will allow business owners, government officials, and just about anyone else, to treat you like a second-class citizen and deny you access to everything from education, work, and travel, to recreation, social engagements, and daily commerce — all under the false guise of you being a biological threat to all those who have been vaccinated.

According to the public narrative, vaccine certificates are a key aspect of getting life back to normal, but the reality is the complete converse, as they will usher in a markedly different society that is anything but normal.

Florida Bucks the Trend

As a resident of Florida, I must applaud Gov. Ron DeSantis who announced on March 29, 2021,6 he will issue an executive order forbidding local governments and businesses from requiring vaccine certificates. He’s further calling on the state legislature to create a measure that will allow him to sign it into law.

“It’s completely unacceptable for either the government or the private sector to impose upon you the requirement that you show proof of vaccine to just simply participate in normal society,” he said.

States and countries that do decide on such a requirement are also bound to face the problem of black market vaccination certificates, which have already started emerging.7,8

As reported by the Daily Beast,9,10 a number of health care workers have been caught bragging about forging vaccination cards on their social media channels. Apparently, they have not yet realized the public nature of the internet, but that’s beside the point.

In Florida, a man working at a web design company was fired after posting a TikTok video advertising fake vaccine cards,11 and in Israel, where the two-tier society is already forming, a man was recently arrested for making and selling forged COVID-19 vaccination certificates, which are now required for entry into restaurants, bars, clubs, hotels, swimming pools and other public venues throughout the country.12

Around the world, people are also being arrested for administering fake vaccines13,14,15,16,17 and selling bogus COVID-19 tests.18,19

Eugenics and Hygiene Obsessions

While it’s often considered bad policy to compare anything to the Nazi regime, the comparisons are growing more readily identifiable by the day, which makes them hard to avoid.

Aside from the parallels that can be drawn between mask-wearing and/or vaccine “papers” and the Jewish yellow star, there’s the Nazi’s four-step process for dehumanizing the Jews,20 — prejudice, scapegoating, discrimination, and persecution — a process that indoctrinated the German people into agreeing with, or at least going along with the plan to commit genocide.

In the present day, the public narrative is not only building prejudice against people who refuse to wear masks or get an experimental vaccine but is also using healthy people as scapegoats from the very beginning, blaming the spread of the virus on asymptomatically infected people.

With the rollout of vaccine certificates, we are stepping firmly into discrimination territory. The last step will entail persecution of non-vaccinated individuals. This in and of itself also harkens back to the Nazi regime, which was obsessed with “health guidelines” that eventually led to the mass-purging of “unclean” Jews. As reported by Gina Florio in a December 2020 Evie Magazine article:21

“When Hitler first came to power in Nazi Germany, he kicked off a series of public health schemes. He started by setting up health screenings all over the country, sending vans around to every neighborhood to conduct tuberculosis testing, etc.

Next up was factory cleanliness — he launched a robust campaign encouraging factories to completely revamp their space, thoroughly clean every corner … After the factories, the next mission was cleaning up the asylums …

What started as seemingly innocent or well-meaning public health campaigns quickly spiraled into an extermination of races and groups of people who were considered dirty or disgusting. In short, the beginning of Hitler’s reign was a constant expansion of who was contaminated and who was impure …

We’re seeing an obsession with covering our faces all the time so we don’t spread disease or deadly germs; most public places we walk into won’t even allow us to enter without slathering our hands in hand sanitizer; and people act terrified of someone who isn’t wearing a mask.

Nobody can say with a straight face that this is normal behavior … We’re even seeing people advocate for some kind of tracking device to show that a person is vaccinated or ‘clean’ enough to enter a venue … Let’s hope we can all learn the lessons from the past and we don’t witness history repeat itself.”

History Is Repeating Itself

Indeed, everyone calling for vaccine certificates — which became part of the public narrative early on in the pandemic — is guilty of following in the well-worn footsteps of this infamous dictator, repeating the very same patterns that were universally condemned after the fall of the Third Reich.

Highlighting them all would be too great a task for one article, so two glaring examples will have to suffice. In December 2020, Andrew Yang, an entrepreneurial attorney with political ambitions, tweeted the following:22

“Is there a way for someone to easily show that they have been vaccinated — like a bar code they can download to their phone? There ought to be … Tough to have mass gatherings like concerts or ballgames without either mass adoption of the vaccine or a means of signaling.”

Signaling what, if not your “unclean” biohazard state? In his March 2021 Tweet, law professor, political commentator, and former U.S. attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Harry Litman, was more direct about the ill intent behind vaccine certificates, saying:23

“Vaccine passports are a good idea. Among other things, it will single out the still large contingent of people who refuse vaccines, who will be foreclosed from doing a lot of things their peers can do. That should help break the resistance down.”

Comments like these demonstrate that vaccine passports are about creating justification for segregation, discrimination, and elimination of certain groups of people, in this case, people who don’t want to be part of the experimental vaccine program.

The justification is that they’re too “unclean,” too “unsafe” to freely participate in public society, and must therefore be identified and shut out. In reality, it’s really about identifying the non-compliant.

During the Nazi reign, those slated for segregation, discrimination, and elimination were identified by their affiliation with Judaism (there’s controversy as to whether Jewishness is an issue of race, ethnicity, religion, national identity, or familial bonds, which you can learn more about on JewInTheCity.com,24 but all were relevant criteria in the Nazi’s hunt for Jews).

Today, the global elimination strategy foregoes such identities and focuses instead on identifying who will go along with the program and who will be a non-compliant troublemaker.

In short, vaccine passports are a device to identify who the loyal subjects of the unelected elite are, and who isn’t. Those unwilling to enter the new world of technocratic rule without a fuss are the ones that need to be eliminated, and willingness to be a test subject for an unproven experimental treatment is the litmus test. It’s really not more complicated than that.

Are You Ready To Be an Outcast?

This is essentially the conclusion drawn by Mike Whitney as well, detailed in a recent article25 posted on The Unz Review. I would encourage you to read the entire article as it succinctly summarizes the reasons behind the current censorship. I’ve reached out to Whitney and hope to be able to interview him about this in the near future.

In his article, he points out that behavioral psychologists have been employed by the government to promote the COVID-19 vaccination campaign and maximize vaccine uptake. They also have a “rapid response team” in place to attack the opinions of those who question the “official narrative.”

Mike also highlights a National Institutes of Health report26 titled, “COVID-19 Vaccination Communication: Applying Behavioral and Social Science to Address Vaccine Hesitancy and Foster Vaccine Confidence,” which lays out the intent to turn vaccine refusers into social outcasts as a tool to coerce compliance.

“This is very scary stuff,” Whitney writes.27 “Agents of the state now identify critics of the COVID vaccine as their mortal enemies. How did we get here? And how did we get to the point where the government is targeting people who don’t agree with them? This is way beyond Orwell. We have entered some creepy alternate universe …

If behavioral psychologists helped to shape the government’s strategy on mass vaccination, then in what other policies were they involved? Were these the ‘professionals’ who conjured up the pandemic restrictions?

Were the masks, the social distancing and the lockdowns all promoted by ‘experts’ as a way to undermine normal human relations and inflict the maximum psychological pain on the American people?

Was the intention to create a weak and submissive population that would willingly accept the dismantling of democratic institutions, the dramatic restructuring of the economy, and the imposition of a new political order? These questions need to be answered …

Vaccination looks to be the defining issue of the next few years at least. And those who resist the edicts of the state will increasingly find themselves on the outside; outcasts in their own country.”

Will You Obey?

As detailed in “Will You Obey the Criminal Authoritarians?” the 1962 Milgram Experiment (embedded above for your convenience), tested the limits of human obedience to authority, proving most people will simply follow orders, even when those orders go against their own sound judgment. They’ll commit atrocious acts of violence against others simply because they were told it’s OK by an authority figure.

We’ve already seen examples of this during the past year’s mask mandates. Suddenly, people felt empowered to verbally harass, pepper spray, and physically attack others simply for not wearing a mask. Families have kicked off planes because their toddlers wouldn’t wear a mask. People were even shot for the grievous “crime” of not wearing a mask.

If those things were allowed to happen over mask-wearing, one can only imagine what will be tolerated, if not encouraged, when vaccine certificates take full effect. The most obvious answer is to take a firm stand against devolution into inhumanity, regardless of whether you think COVID-19 vaccinations are a good idea or not. The question is, will you? In many ways, the months and years ahead will test the ethics and humanity of every single one of us.




Feds Won’t Mandate Vaccine Passports, But Will Help States, Businesses, Schools Develop Standards

By Megan Redshaw | The Defender

The U.S. government won’t mandate vaccine passports, multiple news outlets reported today, but that doesn’t mean states, schools and private entities can’t or won’t.

Andy Slavitt, a senior adviser for the White House COVID-19 Task Force, said today the U.S. does not plan to create vaccine passports. Instead, Slavitt said states can develop their own system and the federal government will help develop standards for equity and privacy that programs need to uphold.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical advisor to President Biden, echoed Slavitt’s comments during a podcast today with the Politico Dispatch. Fauci said he doubts the federal government would be the “main mover of a vaccine passport concept” but he could see “individual entities” — such as businesses or schools — requiring vaccine passports to enter their buildings, Axios reported.

“I’m not saying that they should or that they would, but I’m saying you could foresee how an independent entity might say, ‘well, we can’t be dealing with you unless we know you’re vaccinated,’ but it’s not going to be mandated from the federal government,” Fauci said.

Since the Biden administration announced last week it was partnering with private companies to develop a vaccine passport system that would require Americans to show proof of vaccination status as a requisite to “returning to normalcy,” states and congressional leaders have become fiercely divided over the issue with many claiming vaccine passports are nothing more than a power grab.

As it stands, FloridaSouth CarolinaMissouriWisconsinWyomingSouth DakotaArkansasOhioArizonaPennsylvaniaIowaLouisianaMontanaMinnesotaNebraskaCalifornia, and Maryland have expressed opposition, initiated legislation, or signed executive orders banning or severely restricting the use of vaccine passports in an effort to protect individual freedoms, civil liberties and privacy, and to prohibit discrimination based on vaccine status.

Other states like IllinoisHawaii, Nevada, and New York have embraced the idea of vaccine passports with New York and Las Vegas launching digital vaccine passport systems last week.

Connecticut supports spectators at large events — such as sports games — providing proof of vaccination before entering a venue, but not mandating the COVID vaccine for the general public, Hartford Courant reported. Lawmakers in New Jersey said they’re not ready to commit to vaccine passports, citing privacy concerns and how the passport could affect sporting events and jobs.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was one of the first governors to speak out against vaccine passports. On April 2, DeSantis issued an executive order banning state and local government agencies and businesses from requiring vaccine passports or documentation proving that someone has been vaccinated against COVID.

“Today I issued an executive order prohibiting the use of so-called COVID-19 vaccine passports,” Desantis said on Twitter. “The legislature is working on making permanent these protections for Floridians and I look forward to signing them into law soon.”

The executive order also prohibited businesses from requiring patrons or customers to show vaccine documentation, or risk losing grants or contracts funded by the state. DeSantis said the prohibition is “necessary to protect the fundamental rights and privacies of Floridians and the free flow of commerce,” the Guardian reported.

Requiring a proof of vaccination, the order says, would “reduce individual freedom” and “harm patient privacy,” as well as “create two classes of citizens based on vaccination,” Desantis said.

On March 30, the Missouri Senate passed an amendment to ban COVID vaccine passports. “Missourians should be able to travel, work, shop, and go to school without the permission of COVID Tyrants,” tweeted Sen. Bob Yonder (R-Mo.), physician and lawyer.

Rep. Al Cutrona (R-Ohio) announced plans to introduce legislation that would prohibit COVID vaccine passports from being mandated by local or state governments.

“This bill essentially is going to rein in the government and prevent them from overreaching and overstepping like we’ve seen time and time again in the last year,” Cutrona said.

A bill introduced in the Arkansas Legislature on March 31 would prevent government officials from requiring vaccine passports for any reason and would ban their use as a condition of “entry, travel, education, employment or services, according to the Associated Press.

GOP senators in Pennsylvania are drawing up legislation that would prohibit vaccine passports from being used to bar people from routine activities.

“We have constitutional rights and health privacy laws for a reason,” said Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff. “They should not cease to exist in a time of crisis. These passports may start with COVID-19, but where will they end?”

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), in an op-ed published by The Hill, said the vaccine passport is the newest power grab, which would determine your social suitability to engage in everyday life.

“I say enough. I urge everyone to get the vaccine if you think you need or want it. And then I urge everyone in America to throw away their masks, demand their schools be open, and live your lives free of more government mandates and interference,” said Paul. “Burn your vaccine passport if they try to give it to you, and vote out any politician who won’t do the same.”

According to The BMJ, vaccine passports are not only permissible under international health regulations, they already exist. The World Health Organization already endorses certificates confirming vaccination against yellow fever for entry into certain countries. Also known as the “Yellow Card,” the International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis functions similarly to a vaccine passport and is filled out by physicians who administer vaccines required for entry by different countries.

However, there are vaccine exemptions for yellow fever vaccinations, only certain African and South American countries require them, yellow fever has a higher mortality rate, the vaccine has been available for roughly 70 years and a yellow fever card doesn’t restrict the ability of Americans to transact business or travel within their own country.

As The Defender reported on March 29, vaccine passports are about more than just your vaccine status — they are about your data. According to Dr. Naomi Wolf, founder, and CEO of Daily Clout, vaccine passports represent “the absolute end of the line for human liberty in the West.”

Inspired by immunization documents that facilitate international travel, countries like Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore have already introduced vaccine passports while the EU  is preparing “digital green certificates” to allow vaccinated people to move about the continent, The New Republic reported.

So far no European country has mandated vaccines and many have struggled to get enough people vaccinated. The Civil Liberties Union for Europe said the European country’s willingness to mandate COVID vaccines seems “very unlikely” in the coming months.




Goodbye War on Terror, Hello Permanent Pandemic

By Children’s Health Defense Team | The Defender

Those in positions of power have long recognized that conditions of fear and panic furnish exploitable opportunities to restructure society. COVID-19 is certainly a textbook example of this observation, illustrating that well-tuned fear campaigns can persuade many people to abandon essential medical and individual freedoms.

One of the key elements in the propagandist’s toolkit for perpetuating fear is repetition, particularly if the fear messages come from different directions and sources and are cloaked in a veneer of officialdom and respectability.

Thus, in the first few months of 2021, we have seen a proliferation of admonishments telling Americans that pandemics pose an “existential threat” to the United States and are here to stay.

‘Existential threats’ — history repeats

In January, a bipartisan commission released a dramatic 44-page report calling for an “Apollo Program for Biodefense,” explicitly comparing the proposal to the efforts that first landed humans on the moon. The commission laid the groundwork for its report in 2015 when it published a National Blueprint for Biodefense.

Now, seizing the COVID-19 moment, the commission is making the case for a vastly expanded biodefense budget — amounting to billions of biodefense dollars annually — to implement its conveniently ready-to-go blueprint.

Key members of the Biodefense Commission used the “existential threat” language in the aftermath of 9/11 in reference to terrorism — the same language they are using now regarding pandemics. Commission Chair Joseph Lieberman championed the post-9/11 creation of the Department of Homeland Security; Co-chair Thomas Ridge served as the first Homeland Security director.

Around 2014, world leaders began signaling their intent to swap out the War on Terror for a new narrative. That fall, President Obama hosted the first major meeting of the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) — which he later elevated to a national priority — and soon thereafter pronounced the terrorist threat “over-inflated.”

Observing the downplaying of terrorism by Obama and senior administration officials, including then-Vice President Biden, journalists at The Guardian chimed in, calling assertions of an “existential [terrorist] threat” hyperbolic, “zany” and “absurd.” The next year, the Biodefense Commission issued its National Blueprint.

Brace yourself

Dovetailing with the Biodefense Commission’s report, the media are telling the public to “start planning for a permanent pandemic.” For example, deploying the loaded language so favored by propagandists, German-American writer Andreas Kluth warned Americans on March 24 (in Bloomberg) of a “global arms race” pitting “coronavirus mutations … against vaccinations,” suggesting that SARS-CoV-2 could “become our permanent enemy, like the flu but worse.”

A former writer for The Economist and a self-styled interpreter of historical successes and failures, Kluth conjures up a foe — a mutating virus too “protean and elusive” to ever be conquered — that undoubtedly hits the biodefense wonks’ sweet spot. Far from rejecting pandemic hyperbole as “zany” or “absurd,” Kluth instead cheerlessly advises Americans to brace for “endless cycles of outbreaks and remissions, social restrictions and relaxations, lockdowns and reopenings.”

Ironically, Kluth argued last July in favor of a revival of “classical liberalism,” clarifying that he meant “not in the American sense of ‘left’ but in the European sense of ‘freedom.’”

Kluth also assures residents of the U.S. and other wealthy nations that vaccination “a couple of times a year” will be part of the “new normal.” Arguing for realism, however, he cautions that vaccination against “the latest variant in circulation” will never occur “fast or comprehensively enough to achieve herd immunity.”

The most positive notes Kluth seems able to strike are his conclusions that this “Brave New World needn’t be dystopian” and that, with each successive lockdown, “we [will] damage the economy less than in the previous one.”

Global control grid

As Children’s Health Defense and others have pointed out, COVID-19 — and the specter of pandemics more generally — offer a handy pretext for the wider financial and governance overhaul that is unfolding, benefiting the few while building out a global control grid for the many.

In this context, we should not be surprised to see that the Biodefense Commission’s report highlights 15 core technology priorities that would fundamentally restructure society and daily life — in both the physical and digital realms — in the service of pathogen vigilance. These include:

  • A National Public Health Data System to “integrate, curate and analyze” granular data at all levels in “real-time.”
  • Artificial-intelligence-driven “digital pathogen surveillance” involving tracking of data sources like social media, online forums, and internet search queries.
  • “Pathogen transmission suppression in the built environment,” including “air filtration and sterilization systems” that could involve diffusion of nanoparticles (no consent required) via HVAC systems.
  • “Needle-free” methods of drug and vaccine administration to “increase uptake” and work around “the logistical challenges of delivering these pharmaceuticals to potentially billions of people.”

In light of these stated priorities, it is interesting to note that the Biodefense Commission’s Ridge heads up an eponymous Beltway security consulting firm, while Lieberman serves as senior counsel for a New York law firm whose roster of financial services, real estate, and (bio)technology clients includes Google and Israel’s Teva Pharmaceuticals.

Teva announced in February that it is in discussion with COVID-19 vaccine makers about possible “co-production” of some of the shots. The same day, Teva’s CEO told CNBC’s Meg Tirrell (who asked about this “very bright spot in Teva’s business”) that the company was “proud to be the partners” for the distribution and logistics of Pfizer’s experimental vaccine in Israel which, as of mid-March, had administered the shots to nearly 60% of the population, “more doses per capita than any other country,” according to Tirrell.

Teva’s CEO said nary a peep about the experts who are warning that Pfizer’s injection of Israelis is producing mortality far in excess of what would be expected from COVID itself.

Like Teva’s CEO, Andreas Kluth has been an enthusiastic booster of messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine technology, happy about synthetic mRNA’s endless permutations and the possibility of telling cells “to make whatever protein we want.”

While acknowledging that experimental mRNA vaccines had problems in the past (such as their tendency to cause “fatal inflammation” in animals), Kluth celebrates the COVID-19 pandemic as the “grand debut of mRNA vaccines and their definitive proof of concept,” stating: “Henceforth, mRNA will have no problems getting money, attention or enthusiasm — from investors, regulators and policymakers.”

In short, permanent pandemics promise to be good for technocracy and good for Big Business.




Why COVID Policies Are A War Against Humanity

By Neenah Payne | Activist Post

Time is running out for humanity quickly now unless we can find effective ways to defend ourselves. An effective strategy depends on a correct understanding of the situation — including the tremendous power shift away from the people, constitutional governments, and nation-states to big banks, Big Pharma, Big Tech, Big Agra, global corporations, and unelected global bureaucrats like Bill Gates and Klaus Schwab of The World Economic Forum.

Gates said the world cannot go fully back to normal until almost all 7+ billion people get his poorly-tested, gene-altering injection which does not meet the five criteria to qualify as a vaccine. It was illegally approved under Emergency Use Authorizations which do not apply to injections and cannot be used when there is an effective treatment. There were five proven treatments and cures for COVID in 2020 — at least one as early as March last year. More than a dozen nations have stopped using the vaccine because it is causing serious injuries and deaths — even in young people.

Klaus Schwab, the author of the 2020 book COVID-19: The Great Reset and the 2017 book The Fourth Industrial Revolution, is proposing a “Great Reset” and “new normal” by 2030 in which we will all be happy owning NOTHING and will rent everything (from whom?)! Presumably, the 1% will own everything — and will be even happier! Throughout history, people who owned NOTHING were called “slaves” or “serfs”. Will we be “happy” just to be alive because many people are not expected to survive the increasingly harsh COVID policies? Why is this destruction of our rights and economy happening?

This power shift from people/nations to corporations/bureaucrats began in the 20th century and has accelerated in the 21st century — moving at WARP SPEED now under the COVID “health” policies. It’s important to take a close look now at their stated plans for humanity and the likely results.

You’ll Own Nothing and Be Happy — The Great Reset
The Great Reset | Davos Agenda 2021 IN FULL MOTION!!!
“You Will Own Nothing and You Will Be Happy” | The Great Reset offers further cautions.
“You will OWN NOTHING, and you will be HAPPY” warns about the risks of this bizarre ideology.

Jefferson and Jackson Fought Big Banks / Wilson Caved Into Fed

We can understand what is happening now and the real threat of the COVID policies only in the context of America’s historical fight against big banks — today’s leading globalists. The story of America from its founding to today might be summarized as the fight between big banks and patriots. The US Founding Fathers understood the threat banks posed to the nation. We forget that at our peril now.

Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton proposed in 1790 to incorporate a Bank of the United States modeled on the Bank of England. Thomas Jefferson was the third US president from 1801 to 1809. The Forbes article Thomas Jefferson Warned The Nation To Beware The Power Of The Banks quotes Jefferson as saying, “I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies,” Jefferson wrote. “If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around (these banks) will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered….The issuing power of currency shall be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.”

Banks caused the 2008 housing crisis. COVID has put 30-40 million Americans on verge of homelessness.

Andrew Jackson was the seventh US president from 1829 to 1837. The Bank War was the name given to the campaign begun by Jackson in 1833 to destroy the SECOND BANK OF THE UNITED STATES which was chartered in 1816 for 20 years. Jackson said to a delegation of bankers discussing the recharter in 1832, “You are a den of vipers and thieves…. and by the eternal God, I will rout you out.” Jackson vetoed the BANK RECHARTER BILL. Jackson was overwhelmingly elected to a second term. The bank charter expired in 1836.

The Meeting at Jekyll Island explains that a secret meeting of bankers in 1910 laid the foundations for the Federal Reserve System. In 1923, President Woodrow Wilson signed the act which created the Federal Reserve System. The name is a misnomer since the Fed is privately owned by banks. Wilson later said: “I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the civilized world — no longer a Government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men.”

JFK Removed Fed and Restored US Treasury

President John Kennedy served from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. Kennedy restored the power of the US Treasury to issue the US currency debt-free as mandated by the US Constitution. So, he had removed the power of the Fed to issue a credit-based currency that can never be repaid by individuals or the nation. On June 4, 1963, JFK signed Executive Order 11110 to strip the Fed of its power to lend money to the US government at interest. The Order returned to the US Treasury Department the Constitutional power to issue US currency debt-free.

The Executive Order gave the US the ability to, once again, create its own money backed by silver. However, just five months after Kennedy was assassinated, the Series 1958 “Silver Certificates” were stopped. Perhaps the assassination of JFK was, in part, a warning to future presidents not to interfere with the private Federal Reserve’s control over the creation of America’s money.

One of the stated purposes of the Fed was the stabilization of the dollar. Controlled Demolition of the American Empire documents the decline of America from the establishment of the Fed to 9/11 and the COVID policies.

Power Shift From People/Nations to Corporations/Globalists

An understanding of the radical Power Shift that began in the 20th century accelerated in the 21st, and went into overdrive with the COVID policies is essential now. It is a Power Shift from the people, nations, and constitutional government to global corporations and unelected global bureaucrats who serve only the profit motives of corporations and ignore the rights and needs of humanity. Most people don’t realize that COVID policies allowed a few unelected technocrats to, in effect, conquer every nation.

The Power Shift from people to global technocrats can be traced, in part, to these steps:

  1. Federal Reserve: The creation of the Federal Reserve empowered big banks which created booms and busts to transfer wealth from the masses to the 1%. The Depression in the 20th century, the Dot Com Crash in 2001, and the Housing Crisis in 2008 are examples. The interests of the nation were second to the greed of big banks.
  2. Rockefellers: The Rockefeller oil and banking family took over the American medical system, driving out holistic medicine to allow Big Pharma to profit from oil-based drugs and surgeries. It created think tanks like the Council on Foreign Relations that control presidential policies, multi-national organizations like the United Nations, World Health Organization, and the Trilateral Commission that dictate global policies. It introduced GMO foods through Monsanto which has undermined the health of the nation, dramatically increasing autoimmune diseases. It made the interests of America second to those of Big Pharma, Big Agra, and world organizations.
  3. Computerization and Globalization: Bill Clinton was president of the US from 1993-2001. When he signed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), that ushered in the era of globalization in which America’s manufacturing base was transferred to China. That’s why almost everything in America now says “Made in China” when it used to say “Made in the USA”. Because Indian programmers would work for less, American banks allowed them to take over programming jobs — driving Americans out of 6-figure jobs. Under globalization, nations serve only corporations rather than their people. America went from democracy to corporatocracy. “Demos” is the Greek word for “people”.
  4. Automation and Artificial Intelligence: Automation is eliminating whole classes of jobs. Millions of jobs in the transportation industry in the US will be affected by Tesla driverless cars and trucks. Electric cars will put gas stations out of business. See The Great Transformation: Robots Will Displace 20 Million Jobs By 2030Meet “Digit,” A Humanoid Robot Testing Package Delivery From Curb To Doorstep, and Artificial intelligence and algorithms: pros and cons.
  5. COVID Polices: The life-destroying, society-destroying, rights-destroying, draconian, tyrannical, global COVID “health” policies make NO sense in terms of combating a virus which the CDC says affects less than 1% of the population and for which there are five proven inexpensive treatments and cures. However, the destruction of lives the policies are causing makes perfect sense in light of the fact that corporations no longer need as many people.

Ten Steps to Tyranny: War on Humanity

In Naomi Wolf: We’ve Reached “Step Ten” of the 10 Steps to Fascism, Wolf says:

“In 2008, I wrote a book, The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot. In it I warned, based on my study of closing democracies in 20th century history, that America needed to beware of an all-too-possible slide into totalitarianism. I warned that would-be tyrants, whether they are on the left or the right, always use a map to close down democracies, and that they always take the same ten steps.…

The new biofascism, very much driven by Big Tech leaders, is a war against human beings and the qualities that make us human. Masks break human beings’ ability to bond face to face and enjoy human contact, smiles and jokes. Masks turn down the effectiveness of human “technology,” essentially, by making it hard for us to “read” each other and to pick up social cues.

Forbidding assembly keeps us from forming human alliances against these monstrous interests…. Forcing kids to distance at school and wear masks ensures a generation of Americans who don’t know how to form human alliances, and who don’t trust their own human instincts. Those are counterrevolutionary training techniques. Driving all learning onto….distance-learning platforms ensures that kids do not know how to behave in human space, space not mediated by technology.

Many COVID-19 policies seem designed to ensure that humans will have….no way to feel comfortable simply gathering in a room, touching one another as friends or allies, or joining together. Lastly, driving all human interaction onto Zoom…. is not only a way to harvest all of our tech, business secrets and IP, it is a way to ensure that intimacy and connection in the future will be done online and that human face-to-face contact will be killed off.”

Destruction of Rights and Nations / Genocide

The Declaration of Independence says, “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men were created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain UNALIENABLE rights”. The Bill of Rights lists those rights. However, it was quietly dismantled in the 21st century with these steps.

  1. Patriot Act: President Bush issued the “Patriot Act” which erased the Fourth Amendment
  2. NDAA: President Obama eviscerated the Fifth and Sixth Amendments with the NDAA
  3. COVID: The COVID policies destroyed the First and Third Amendments

COVID policies block First Amendment rights of Freedom of Assembly and Freedom of Religion. Big Tech has been blocking the First Amendment right of Freedom of Speech by silencing voices that question COVID policies. Stop Big Tech Censorship Now! shows that Amazon banned a book by Dr. Tom Cowan Amazon also banned a book by Dr. Judy Mikovits about the dangers of masks. YouTube has de-platformed countless alternative voices. Facebook has canceled accounts.

The alternative media has been creative in finding platforms that can’t be blocked by Big Tech. Good alternative media sites like Natural BlazeActivist Post, Del Bigtree’s The Highwire, and James Corbett’s The Corbett Report now serve the same purpose as The Voice of America served in the USSR.

Nations no longer respond to the needs or demands of the electorate. Instead, they answer exclusively to the needs of global corporations in the merger of the state and corporations — which Mussolini defined as “fascism”. COVID policies accelerated the Power Shift from people/nations to corporations/ world organizations and technocrats. It’s as though every nation was quietly conquered in 2020 by a foreign power — an “invisible enemy”. Unelected, unappointed Bill Gates with no medical training but with deep investments in vaccines somehow suddenly became in charge of global healthcare.

The COVID policies have caused:

  1. Loss of rights and freedoms worldwide
  2. Loss of businesses and jobs resulting in massive unemployment
  3. Destruction of restaurants and the food supply chain
  4. Destruction of the travel industry — hotels, air and train travel, etc.
  5. Increased suicides in youth and increased deaths in nursing homes
  6. Inability to pay rent or mortgages for over 40 million Americans
  7. COVID vaccines: Will COVID Vaccine Cause A Global Holocaust? shows that Dr. Judy Mikovits and Dr. Sherrie Tenpenny warn that the COVID vaccines could kill 50 million Americans!

Is the hidden purpose of the COVID policies the elimination of vast numbers of people because automation and robots are increasingly making people unnecessary?

The Great Reset: Is Bill Gates TOO Powerful?
One Planet, One Humanity vs The 1% by Dr. Vandana Shiva
In COVID-19, Dr. Shiva explains the devastating impact of the COVID policies on India
The Great Reset: Bill Gates & Farming – WHAT’S GOING ON?: 85 million jobs displaced by 2025!
Vandana Shiva Calls War On Bill Gates said in 2015 the global economy will have 3% space for people!

Growing Steps Toward Genocide

In Episode 379 – Navigating the Dim Age with Vin Armani, Armani explains that The Dim Age is an age of magical technology. He contrasts our world with that of the Amish who understand their technology. Armani shows the connections between the COVID policies, the Salem Witch Trials, and Nazi Germany. He points out that genocide is the norm throughout history. Armani explains that censorship by Big Tech and Central Bank Digital Currencies are ominous steps in that direction. He says this is why Bitcoin is key as is a community of like-minded people who are taking steps now to become more self-sufficient. Armani explains that the community you form now will be your Ark during the coming Flood.

In Vin Armani On NFTs, Crypto, and Living Life as a Nomad Entrepreneur in Search of Freedom, Armani says he left California in April 2020 to escape the tyranny of Governor Gavin Newsom during COVID. He explains that Twitter’s banning of ex-President Trump is the equivalent of the USSR silencing people by sending them to gulags — removing their voices from the public square.

In the 2021 video, Cancel Culture is a Dress Rehearsal for Mass Murder, Stefan Molyneux says that if people accept people disappearing from social media, they will accept people being disappeared from the world! He warns, “When Communists get into power when Socialists get into power, they kill us”. He explains that character assassination is a rehearsal. He says we need to push back while it is still in the form of language.

In I’m Not Supposed To Talk About This, British author David Icke says the goal of those in charge is the complete subjection and control 24/7 of the entire global population to create a “Hunger Games” society. He says we must stand up now to stop this tyranny. He adds, “The choices we make now decide the fate of human society.”

See Icke’s March 2021 video It’s Coming! Are You Prepared?

In PREMEDITATED MASS MURDER OF OLD PEOPLE WORLDWIDE – DAVID TALKS WITH REAL JOURNALIST JACQUI DEEVOY, Icke interviews a journalist who reports that anyone in the British hospitals who is over the age of 60 or who is physically or mentally disabled is being assigned a “Do Not Resuscitate” order without consulting the person’s family and even against the will of the family. That means if they stop breathing for any reason, no attempt will be made to save them.

Holocaust Survivor: COVID Policies Similar to Nazi Policies

In Holocaust Survivor: I Saved my Own Life by being “Oppositional Defiant” – Americans are not Rebelling Against Things that are Wrong!, Vera Sharav, founder and president of The Alliance For Human Research Protection, tells her powerful story and issues an urgent warning about COVID policies. She says we are at a Crossroads in history now and people must speak up or the world will become like Nazi Germany.

In Vera Sharav Holocaust Survivor: America is at a Crossroads – Defy Authority or Become Like Nazi Germany, Vera explains that eugenics was exported from the United States to Nazi Germany and was never abandoned. It just got its name changed – like “Population Control”. The attack on the elderly in nursing homes now is part of the Eugenics way of looking at the world. Vera explains that the Nazis had a similar rationale. “They wanted to get rid of people they called ‘worthless eaters;”.

Vera says most people go along without question because totalitarian regimes — whether in Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, or Communist China — use constant fear of the “enemy” to control people. Today, we are told we are fighting an “invisible enemy”. Surveillance is another component of totalitarian regimes. Vaccine Passports are part of surveillance.

Vera points out that the vast majority of Germans just followed orders without question. She says that when people do that, they become robots. Vera says independent thinking and defiance of harmful policies are very much needed now because many adults are not rebelling against COVID policies that are destroying lives and society.

When Vera was asked if it’s offensive to compare what happened under the Nazis to what’s happening today, she said, “What’s offensive is what’s happening in America today. That the Nazis were savages, we know…History has told that story, but here no one is held accountable at all. In fact, Governor Cuomo gave the nursing homes total immunity. It’s unheard of that this should happen today in 2020.”

Massive Protests Continue Worldwide

Historic Protests Grow Against COVID Policies! shows that David Icke spoke at the massive London protest on August 29. He began by saying “What a joy it is to look out upon an island of sanity in a world of madness!” He said they were gathered together because of a virus – but it isn’t COVID-19. It is fascism! Icke said, “Humanity, get off your knees!” Robert Kennedy, Jr. spoke at the German protest of over a million people — the largest crowd in German history!

Massive Anti-Lockdown Protests Rage Worldwide reported on March 20 that protests had even spread to Australia which has been under one of the most draconian lockdowns for months. There were countless mass demonstrations across Europe last year in opposition to the lockdowns, masks, and COVID vaccine.

“Elected” Officials and Policy Makers Are Deaf, Dumb, and Blind

Mass protests are intended to threaten the careers of elected officials if they don’t follow the will of the people. However, politicians are no longer responsive to the will of the people. They now answer only to corporations and unelected bureaucrats like Bill Gates and those in the World Health Organization.

President BidenPrime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain, and multiple “leaders” of other nations are now mouthing the “Build Back Better” slogan of the World Economic Forum as though they each created that policy.

So, our “elected” leaders are deaf, dumb, and blind now to the will of the people — no matter how many people demonstrate or how often. Mass appeals by scientists and doctors equally fail to move government officials and unelected globalist policymakers because the policies are not based on science or the needs of the public.

This article offers no answers on how humanity can turn the tide now and protect our rights, freedoms, incomes, and lives. It simply seeks to point out that the old mechanisms of political power have undergone a radical shift that many people are not taking into account. Our survival now depends on understanding that shift and formulating more effective strategies.

Return To The Garden of EDEN Now shows that Vin Armani and Derrick Broze recommend that people stop depending on the system, go off-grid, and form a community of self-sufficient farmers.

Why The Back To Land Movement Is Growing! provides some guidance on those steps.




Great Reset: The Leaders Colluding To Make Us Powerless | Russell Brand

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Russell Brand describes how Silicon Valley representatives – such as former Google CEO Eric Schmidt – are frequent speakers at Davos, pushing the benefits of big tech and the great reset. But will a world increasingly dominated by technology really be beneficial to everyone?

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Coming Soon — Vaccine Passports Will Determine Where You Can Go and What You Can Do

By Megan Redshaw | The Defender

The Biden administration and private companies are working to develop vaccine passports that would allow Americans to prove they’ve been vaccinated against COVID as the country opens, The Washington Post reported Sunday.

The initiative, driven largely by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has gained momentum as a growing number of companies and venues — from movie theaters, restaurants, and music venues to cruise lines and sports teams — have said they will require proof of vaccination before opening their doors.

The passports are expected to be free and available through smartphone apps, which would display a scannable code similar to an airline boarding pass. Americans without smartphone access would be able to print out the passports, developers have said.

The White House declined to answer questions about the passport initiative, instead of pointing to public statements made by Jeffrey Zients, the White House coronavirus response coordinator during a March 12 press briefing:

“As we increase the number of people vaccinated, we know some people may have a need to demonstrate that they are vaccinated … our role is to help ensure that any solutions in this area should be simple, free, open-source, accessible to people both digitally and on paper, and designed from the start to protect people’s privacy.”

According to CNN, multiple government agencies are engaged in conversations and planning, coordinated by the White House, as this kind of system will play a role in many aspects of life, including potentially the workforce.

One of the most significant hurdles facing federal officials is the number of passport initiatives already underway. The Biden administration this month identified at least 17, according to slides obtained by The Washington Post.

One initiative  — a global effort led by the World Health Organization and a digital pass devised by IBM — is being tested in New York state and is rapidly moving forward as the White House deliberates how best to track shots and avoid the perception of a government mandate to be vaccinated.

On Friday, New York was the first to launch a digital vaccine passport system known as Excelsior Pass that residents can use to prove they’ve been vaccinated or recently tested negative for infection, reported USA TODAY.

The New York system, built on IBM’s digital health pass platform, is the first-in-the-nation certification and will be used at dozens of events, including arts and entertainment venues. A venue will scan the QR code, which will generate either a green check or a red X.

The new pass is part of a growing but disjointed effort to provide vaccine “passports” or certifications, so people won’t have to hang onto a dog-eared piece of paper, worry about privacy issues or forgeries, or pay money to prove they’re not contagious.

According to NPR, New York described the pass this way:

“Businesses and venues can scan and validate your pass to ensure you meet any COVID-19 vaccination or testing requirements for entry. Along with your pass, you’ll be asked to show a photo ID that shows your name and birth date to verify that the Pass belongs to you. Adults may hold passes for accompanying minors.

“Once you and your party enter an establishment, you will still be asked to follow state and CDC guidance regarding social distancing, face coverings, and hand hygiene.”

Participation in Excelsior Pass is voluntary, but New Yorkers will have to show alternate proof of vaccination or testing, such as another mobile application or paper form, directly at a business or venue.

Both Madison Square Garden, which is part of the pilot’s program phase, and Times Union Center will begin using the passes by early April with other businesses and venues expected to follow.

The state hopes to eventually link tickets to the Excelsior Pass, so people going to an event at Madison Square Garden, for example, will be able to link their admission and health passes.

But, according to Dr. Naomi Wolf, founder, and CEO of Daily Clout, the passport violates people’s liberty.

Last night on “The Next Revolution” with Steve Hilton on Fox News, Wolf said:

“I am not overstating this. I can’t say it forcefully enough. This is literally the end of human liberty in the west if this plan unfolds as planned. Vaccine passports sound like a fine thing if you don’t understand what these platforms can do …

“It’s not about the vaccine. It’s not about the virus. It’s about your data. And once this rolls out you don’t have a choice about being part of the system. What people have to understand is that any other functionality can be loaded onto that platform with no problem at all. What that means is that it can be merged with your Paypal account, with your digital currency, Microsoft is already talking about merging it with payment plans. Your networks can be sucked up. It geolocates you wherever you go. Your credit history can be included. All of your medical histories can be included.”

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Wolf isn’t the only one slamming vaccine passports. Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) said in a statement to Fox News:

“Vaccine credentials would be a complete government overstep. Individuals in America have a personal responsibility for their health,” said Sessions. “Implementing a ‘vaccine passport’ runs the risk of undermining public trust and substantially limiting normal day-to-day essential activities.

“As a leader, I have chosen to be vaccinated – that was my own decision.”

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) also blasted the idea on Twitter, declaring the measure “unconstitutional.”

Other countries are racing ahead with their own passport plans, with the European Union pledging to release digital certificates that would allow for summer travel, according to the Washington Post.

On March 23, The Defender reported that the European Union was set to vote on a vaccination travel digital certificate, “Green Passport,” which would provide proof of vaccination and negative COVID test.

The pass would include information on the brand of the vaccine, date, and place of inoculation, and the number of doses administered, as well as information from a lab or hospital confirming negative test results. Holders of the certificate (a QR code on a phone app or on paper) would be exempt from quarantine and other restrictions. The document would be common to all EU citizens and would allow bilateral deals between EU countries and non-member states.

On March 25, members of the European Parliament (MEPs) agreed to fast-track voting on the European Commission’s plan to create a bloc-wide travel pass that confirms COVID vaccination, immunity, or testing status in an effort to push the rollout of certificates by June.

According to Politico, to achieve the ambitious timeline, MEPs voted to use an urgent procedure — bypassing relevant parliamentary committees, individual MEPS, debate, and the need for a report.

Green group co-president Philippe Lamberts said in Wednesday’s plenary meeting that speeding up the process could sow “considerable distrust” among citizens.

Sophie in ‘t Veld, member of the European Parliament, wrote on Twitter that bypassing parliamentary scrutiny was an “abuse of an emergency situation” and amounted to “blackmail.”

But MEPs still voted in favor of the fast-track option by a wide margin — 468 to 203. Sixteen parliamentarians abstained.

Some in the UK are raising concerns with vaccination passports. According to an opinion piece in The Guardian, Israel, Estonia, Sweden, and Denmark are all countries that have introduced, or plan to introduce, vaccine passports for domestic use — but they already have a national ID card system in place.

“If we are to follow their example, we would first need an evidence-based explanation as to how vaccine passports will help to stop the spread of the virus,” Stephanie Hare, an independent researcher, and broadcaster, wrote.

Days ago in the UK it was reported that the vaccine passport was simply a “nudge” to push supposedly vaccine-hesitant young people to get the job, but it is really a scheme that is nothing less than a national ID card by stealth, Hare wrote.

Data on vaccine passports could be used by the police, just as Singapore’s authorities admitted in January to using contact-tracing data.

Hare said, “we don’t even know if vaccine passports would help stop the spread of the virus, how long immunity lasts, to what extent vaccines reduce transmission, or by how much, or whether this varies depending on which vaccine we’ve had.”

We don’t know how much such a system would cost, how we would know if it represented good value for the money or whether our resources would be better invested in other solutions. Hare said answers are needed to these questions, as well as an explanation from the government as to why it has done a U-turn on vaccine passports.

“We cannot abandon our civil liberties for such trickery,” Hare said. “Far better to address any problem of vaccine hesitancy directly. Consent implies choice. Excluding people from society unless they get vaccinated is not a real choice.”




Israelis Cry Out to the World to Stop Mandatory COVID Injections as Lawsuit is Filed in International Criminal Court Over Nuremberg Code Violation

By Brian Shilhavy | Health Impact News

The entire world is watching in horror as death rates have skyrocketed in Israel since the Israeli government brokered a secret deal with Pfizer to inject the entire population with their experimental COVID shots, which are now being mandated as a condition to participating in society.

The National File reported this past week that a group of Israeli doctors, lawyers, campaigners, and concerned citizens have hired the services of Tel Aviv-based firm A. Suchovolsky & Co. Law to file a criminal complaint in the International Criminal Court, stating that the mandatory vaccine laws are a violation of the Nuremberg Code.

Israel became one of the first nations in the world to mandate COVID-19 vaccines, and to introduce a COVID passport system that would only allow individuals to participate in society – including commerce – after they received the vaccine and were approved to join the system.

Now, a group of Israeli Jews are suing the Netanyahu administration in international court, making the case that Israel is violating the Nuremberg Code by essentially making Israelis subject to a medical experiment using the controversial vaccines.

Reporting for Church Militant, Jules Gomes wrote:

The Anshe Ha-Emet (People of the Truth) fellowship — comprising Israeli doctors, lawyers, campaigners and concerned citizens — complained to the ICC prosecutor at the Hague, accusing the government of conducting a national “medical experiment” without first seeking “informed consent.”

“When the heads of the Ministry of Health as well as the prime minister presented the vaccine in Israel and began the vaccination of Israeli residents, the vaccinated were not advised, that, in practice, they are taking part in a medical experiment and that their consent is required for this under the Nuremberg Code,” the Anshe Ha-Emet suit states.

Tel Aviv-based firm A. Suchovolsky & Co. Law argues that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s agreement with Pfizer and Netanyahu’s own admission make it clear that Israel’s warp-speed vaccination campaign “is indeed a medical experiment and that this was the essence of the agreement.”

The complaint has now been accepted by the International Criminal Court (ICC), and will be considered.

The Nuremberg Code was “written after Nazi doctors were put on trial for performing their medical experiments on concentration camp prisoners, stipulates that it is deeply unethical to force or coerce a person to take part in medical experiments,” according to a Jewish anthropologist. Those behind the lawsuit believe this is especially relevant after Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla called Israel the “world’s lab” due to its ready acceptance of the company’s COVID-19 vaccine.

This comes after an Israeli group decried the country’s green passport system, which allows only those who have taken the COVID-19 vaccine or developed immunity from the virus to engage in commerce and leave their homes, as “demonic” and a “second Holocaust.”

Read the full article at The National File.

In an interview that has now been viewed by over a half million people, Ilana Rachel Daniel has made an emotional outcry for help from Jerusalem, the capital of Israel.

“Civil rights are put aside and people can only participate in society again after vaccination,” told Ilana to Flavio Pasquino in the BLCKBX studio via a live stream connection, who tracked down Ilana after an – even – more emotional audio clip on Telegram.

Ilana talks about the Green Pass, the Freedom Bracelet, the mRNA vaccine, and human rights violations.

“Currently reminiscent of the Holocaust,” said the Jewess who emigrated from the US to Jerusalem 30 years ago.

Ilana Rachel is active in Jerusalem as a health advisor and information officer for a new political party (Rappeh) that is heavily opposed by the regime. Opening a bank account is not possible and members of the party are also thwarted in their daily lives.

Watch her impassioned plea for help (this is still on YouTube – if it disappears let us know.)

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Lockdowns: The Biggest Public Health Mistake Ever Made?

By Dr. Joseph Mercola | mercola.com

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • Dr. Jay Bhattacharya has called lockdowns the “single worst public health mistake” of the last 100 years. He and other health experts are calling for focused protection for the vulnerable in the Great Barrington Declaration
  • Analysis of scientific evidence since the start of the pandemic supports the theory that lockdowns have been ineffective in stopping the spread of the illness and have come at an exceedingly high financial and human cost
  • Using the same logic of lockdowns to lower the death rate from COVID-19, it would be reasonable for governments to also ban the sale of sugar, tobacco, and alcohol, which account for a far higher death toll than COVID-19
  • The first step in overcoming the fearmongering perpetrated by governments and the media is to understand the legitimate numbers of infections and deaths, which infection control measures may help, and your potential risk

Global lockdowns were ostensibly initiated to protect the general public and “flatten the curve” of COVID-19 infections. Yet, experts agree that this policy may well have been one of the biggest public health mistakes ever made.1

Public health is a system designed to promote health, prevent disease and encourage healthy behaviors. The goal is to encourage proper medical care and healthy efforts through the implementation of policies and programs.

In a paper published in the American Journal of Public Health2 in 2009, the authors offered evidence that public health policies have a significant effect on health, citing changes in seat belt laws, workplace health and safety, and public tobacco use that have significantly affected health outcomes.

The health of communities is highly influenced by these policies, which governments use to help prevent obesity, control infectious disease, provide clean air and water, and more. Yet, in the past year, it has become apparent that public health policies have moved away from evidence-based decision-making and are being driven by another agenda.

Experts Call Lockdowns the Biggest Health Mistake Ever Made

In an interview with Daily Clout, Dr. Jay Bhattacharya declared that the COVID-19 lockdowns may well be remembered as the “single worst public health mistake” in the last 100 years.3 The full interview is found inside the Daily Clout membership area. Bhattacharya also emailed a journalist from Newsweek about his interview, reiterating his statements:4

“I stand behind my comment that the lockdowns are the single worst public health mistake in the last 100 years. We will be counting the catastrophic health and psychological harms, imposed on nearly every poor person on the face of the earth, for a generation.

At the same time, they have not served to control the epidemic in the places where they have been most vigorously imposed. In the U.S., they have — at best — protected the “non-essential” class from COVID, while exposing the essential working class to the disease. The lockdowns are trickle-down epidemiology.”

During the interview, Bhattacharya indicated that his belief and subsequent work on the Great Barrington Declaration5 was a product of two basic facts.6

“One is that people who are older have a much higher risk from dying from COVID than people who are younger … and that’s a really important fact because we know who is most vulnerable, it’s people that are older.

So the first plank of the Great Barrington Declaration: let’s protect the vulnerable. The other idea is that the lockdowns themselves impose great harm on people. Lockdowns are not a natural normal way to live.”

He goes further into the explanation in an open letter published November 25, 2020, on the website.7 The Great Barrington Declaration calls for “focused protection” and finding a middle ground between locking down an entire economy and just “letting it rip.”

Although naysayers encourage the public to remain fearful, wear masks and seek a vaccine, it’s telling that thus far, the declaration has collected over 41,500 signatures from medical practitioners and over 13,500 signatures from medical and public health scientists.8

In addition, the declaration is open for public signatures and has collected over 758,500 from concerned citizens from around the world. The website allows you to read and sign the declaration, answers many frequently asked questions, shares the science behind the recommendations, and explains how the declaration was written.

Analysis Shows Lockdowns Increased Public Health Damage

In 2019, before the pandemic, the World Health Organization published a document on nonpharmaceutical public health measures to mitigate the impact of epidemic and pandemic influenza, another potentially deadly respiratory illness. They clearly state, “there is a very low overall quality of evidence that workplace measures and closures reduce influenza transmission.”9

In the past months, scientists have learned more about the SARS-CoV-2 virus and many teams have analyzed the impact that lockdowns may or may not have had on the spread of the virus and the economy in several countries.

A paper published by the University of Bristol, U.K., in June 2020, found that the distribution of infections was on the decline, even before the U.K. had instituted lockdowns.10 The paper does not take into account the expected “second-wave” in the fall, but it is apparent from their analysis that infection rates were on the decline during the summer months well before fall.

A second paper,11 also published by U.K. scientists, found that closing schools and prohibiting mass gatherings may have helped to lower the incidence. However, stay-at-home orders and mask-wearing in public “was not associated with any independent additional impact.”

In New Zealand, communities were under a level 4 lockdown, which cost the country at least $10 billion.12 Using empirical data and comparing the numbers against areas in the U.S. that were practicing only social distancing at the time, one analysis found that lockdowns did not reduce the number of deaths and the ineffectiveness triggered large economic losses with little benefit for New Zealand.

In an analysis13 of nonpharmaceutical interventions, including business closures and mandatory stay-at-home orders in 10 countries, researchers found “no clear, significant beneficial effect” in countries using more restrictive policies as compared to those with less restrictive policies.

Cost-Benefit Analysis Doesn’t Support Lockdowns

In a paper14 by psychologist Oliver Robinson, Ph.D., from the University of Greenwich, London, he found less restrictive nonpharmaceutical measures had a similar effect as lockdowns.

Psychological research also suggested lockdowns could exacerbate stressors and were strong predictors of becoming sick when exposed to a respiratory virus. Additionally, “the extremely high financial cost of lockdowns may have negative implications for overall population health in terms of diminished resources for other health issues.”15

This has only been the tip of the iceberg in the cost-benefit evaluation researchers have completed in the past months analyzing the overall impact lockdowns have had on society. In August 2020, researchers from the U.K.16 looked at the cost of the lockdown to the country.

They evaluated quality-adjusted life years, COVID-19 mortality and comorbidity rates, and an economic cost as a percentage of loss against the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). What they found was the average age at death and life expectancy loss for non-COVID-19 and COVID-19 deaths differed by less than two years.

Their results suggested, “that the costs of continuing severe restrictions are so great relative to likely benefits in lives saved that a rapid easing in restrictions is now warranted.”17

In Israel, researchers estimated18 the lockdown would save an average of 274 lives in the country as compared to testing, tracing, and isolating those who are sick. The analysis also estimated the incremental cost-effectiveness ratio was an average of $45,104,156 to prevent one death.

The lockdowns and policy changes have also affected treatment for other health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.19 This public health policy has come at a high cost, which society will be paying for years in treating physical and mental health conditions.

Should the Government Outlaw Sugar, Tobacco, and Alcohol?

Of course, it does sound funny to describe a cost-benefit analysis, which ultimately places a price on life and death. Even so, it is difficult to accurately ascertain the number of deaths that can legitimately be attributed to COVID-19, since the public numbers are skewed.

According to a peer-reviewed study20,21 in October 2020 by the Public Health Policy Initiative of the Institute for Pure and Applied Knowledge, the CDC has inflated the mortality statistics by 1,670%.

The report offers a sobering reality check of the true mortality numbers that can be attributed to COVID-19 infection. Although some self-appointed internet “fact” checkers claim this study is mistaken, the numbers speak for themselves. For example, on page 20, there’s a graph that compares the fatalities based on the CDC’s current illegal reporting guidelines against the fatality count had they continued using guidelines that have been in use for the past 17 years.

Using the inflated statistical guidelines, the CDC reported 161,392 deaths from COVID-19 by August 23, 2020. However, using the traditional guidelines the CDC has used for the past 17 years, that number was just 6% of the total, equaling 9,684. Using the older guidelines, the CDC22 also reported the leading causes of death in 2019, including 659,041 from heart disease, 599,601 from cancer, and 87,647 from diabetes.

It is apparent from these numbers, whether you compare the leading causes of death in 2019 to the inflated numbers from the CDC, or to those using the traditional guidelines, heart disease, cancer and diabetes still cause significantly more deaths than COVID-19.

These conditions have been associated with the use of sugar, tobacco, and alcohol. This now begs the question, with the high number of deaths from these chronic conditions, should the government outlaw sugar, tobacco, and alcohol use to protect public health?

‘Mass Delusional Psychosis’ May Be the Root of Public Fear

Just one year ago, you likely would have rebelled against being told you had to stay at home, forgo meeting with friends and give up eating at restaurants. But within the past 12 months, those limitations have become commonplace, and many have accepted the mandates as part of their daily lives.

Many mental health experts have publicly expressed concerns over the blatant fear and panic mongering that has occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic. They warn about the psychiatric effects that adults and children experience, which likely have long-term consequences.

The mask mandates, inaccurate reporting of deaths and COVID “cases” and the media attention on all things COVID-19 with the expressed negligence covering rising suicide rates and opioid overdoses,23,24 have led to what Florida journalist S.G. Cheah characterizes as mass insanity caused by “delusional fear of COVID-19.”25

Cheah refers to lectures and articles by a psychiatrist and medical-legal expert Dr. Mark McDonald26 is a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist who believes “the true public health crisis lies in the widespread fear which morphed and evolved into a form of mass delusional psychosis.” Cheah continues:

“Even when the statistics point to the extremely low fatality rate among children and young adults (measuring 0.002% at age 10 and 0.01% at 25),27 the young and the healthy are still terrorized by the chokehold of irrational fear when faced with the coronavirus.”

Steps to Restore Sanity Moving Forward

The first step in overcoming the fear and delusion surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic is a fuller understanding of how it’s being perpetuated, as discussed in “The World Is Suffering From Mass Delusional Psychosis,” and recognizing some of the significant collateral damage that has occurred as shared in “Public Health Officials Are Lying About Lockdowns.”

Armed with this knowledge, you are better able to make decisions about your safety and the safety of your family. Moving forward it’s important to remember to protect those who are at the highest risk of severe disease and death, including nursing home residents, hospitalized patients, people over 70, and those living in crowded institutions such as homeless shelters and prisons.

In these cases, infectious control strategies are warranted. Yet, as has been demonstrated by research evidence and the knowledge of tens of thousands of medical experts who have signed the Great Barrington Declaration,28 the rest of the population can and should go back to normal.

Unfortunately, masks have become a signal of virtue, with the idea that wearing them will help to protect yourself and the surrounding population. This is not a virtuous action and is perpetuated by fear. Fear is never helpful and never virtuous.

Consider sharing information from independent journalists, scientific evidence, and the Great Barrington Declaration as a means of helping others to reduce their fear and panic over an infectious process that has not claimed nearly as many lives as the public has been led to believe.




Doctors Warn Child Suicide Becoming ‘International Epidemic’ Thanks to Gov’t Restrictions

Source: The Free Thought Project

Billions of people across the globe continue to live under COVID-19 lockdowns or heavily-restricted life. And for almost all of us, life amid the pandemic in 2020 was an isolating and difficult year. Yet doctors are warning that children, in particular, are experiencing grave mental health consequences as a result of the lockdowns—leading to an “international epidemic” of child suicide.

The Associated Press interviewed Dr. David Greenhorn on the subject, who works in the emergency department at England’s Bradford Royal Infirmary. The number of mental health crises he has seen, such as suicide attempts, has gone from a couple per week pre-pandemic to now several per day.

“This is an international epidemic, and we are not recognizing it,” Greenhorn said. “In an 8-year-old’s life, a year is a really, really, really long time. They are fed up. They can’t see an end to it.”

Dr. Richard Delorme heads the psychiatric department at one of the largest children’s hospitals in France, and he offered a similar warning to the AP.

Delorme pointed out that it is clearly COVID restrictions and lockdowns taking this toll on children that end up in his hospital: “What they tell you about is a chaotic world, of ‘Yes, I’m not doing my activities anymore,’ ‘I’m no longer doing my music,’ ‘Going to school is hard in the mornings,’ ‘I am having difficulty waking up,’ ‘I am fed up with the mask.’”

Delorme’s hospital went from seeing roughly 20 suicide attempts per month involving patients 15 or younger, the AP reports, to more than double that—and, disturbingly, more determination than ever before in the attempts.

“We are very surprised by the intensity of the desire to die among children who may be 12 or 13 years old,” Delorme said. “We sometimes have children of 9 who already want to die. And it’s not simply a provocation or a blackmail via suicide. It is a genuine wish to end their lives.”

This is one of the most painful paragraphs I’ve ever read, let alone had to write about. Merely typing out this story flooded my eyes with tears. But the life-threatening unintended consequences of drastic pandemic measures are too important to overlook.

Government restrictions that would’ve been unthinkable two years ago have been forced through amid the fear and uncertainty that the pandemic’s outbreak understandably wrought. Advocates undoubtedly hoped to save lives. Yet government restrictions have proven dubious in their effectiveness, with both studies and real-world examples demonstrating a little clear relationship between lockdown stringency and COVID deaths.

In the meantime, lockdowns and other restrictions have harshly curtailed social interaction and, tragically, catalyzing the aforementioned youth mental health crisis. Here in the US, the Centers for Disease Control reported that 25 percent of young adults considered suicide during the lockdowns, while overall mental health and suicide rates appear to have spiked as well.

Child suicide is only the latest mortifying revelation showing just how big a toll these policies have taken on us. We must factor this human damage into our analysis when it comes to ending pandemic restrictions; not just COVID case counts.

Like any policy, public health orders must be evaluated on their outcomes. As Nobel-prize-winning economist Milton Friedman said, “One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.” Pandemic lockdowns may have stemmed from an earnest desire to protect the public, but their consequences have done the opposite.

Why? Well, any government action, particularly sweeping mandates, has not just its intended effect, but its second-and third-order unintended consequences.

“Every human action has both intended and unintended consequences,” economist Antony Davies and political scientist James Harrigan explained for FEE.org. “Human beings react to every rule, regulation, and order governments impose, and their reactions result in outcomes that can be quite different than the outcomes lawmakers intended.”

When it comes to lockdowns, we’ve extensively documented the unintended consequences at FEE, including isolationdepressionsuicidalityunemploymentdrug abusedomestic violence, and more. Such severe second-order effects offer a painful reminder of why policymakers should be humble in the scope of their actions. Sweeping lockdowns are anything but humble: They presume that bureaucrats in an office somewhere can save society with top-down orders and nothing will go wrong.

Governments the world over must consider more than mere COVID case counts when evaluating current and future lockdown policies. The damage we’re inflicting on children is too devastating to be waved away in the name of public health—it’s an emergency in its own right.

If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255). You can also text a crisis counselor by messaging the Crisis Text Line at 741741.