The U.S. Government and corporate media lies to the American People on a regular basis, but the degree to which they have misled and set us up for mass death in their handling of the COVID-19 pandemic has exceeded even my most cynical expectations.
Political leaders across the board failed to even mandate mask use and failed at enforcing an actual nationwide lockdown. Allowing some states to stay completely open and some to completely close while not restricting travel between them was undeniably stupid. What we needed were strict and swift all-or-nothing lockdowns to mitigate the spread and ultimately kill the virus. Instead, all we did was destroy our economy for nothing.
If America had closed the borders entirely and everyone stayed home for 6-8 weeks, with only absolute essential businesses remaining open and with extremely limited capacity, the virus could have been stopped dead in it’s tracks. As draconian as that may sound, drastic but short-term action would have saved the greatest number of lives and better preserved the economy in the long-term.
But ineptitude wasn’t America’s only failure. We were also repeatedly being lied to by “experts” who we were supposed to be able to trust. Below is a recap explaining how every institution deceived and otherwise failed us, my theory as to why such failings keep happening, and what we can do to stop it.
TRUMP LIED: PROOF
President Trump downplayed the threat of COVID-19 from the beginning, which is a historic understatement. He made countless claims that the virus would soon be gone with or without a vaccine, dismissed and even mocked the wearing of masks, that cases and subsequent deaths were going down when they were going up, that the pandemic would be over quickly and our beautiful economy would come roaring back. Meanwhile he privately admitted to Bob Woodward that he fully understood the gravity of the situation.
It goes through air, Bob. That’s always tougher than the touch. The touch, you don’t have to touch things, right? But the air, you just breathe the air and that’s how it’s passed. And so that’s a very tricky one. That’s a very delicate one. This is more deadly. This is 5% versus 1%, and less than 1%. So this is deadly stuff. Now it’s starting out it’s not just all people, Bob. But just today and yesterday, some startling facts came out. It’s not just old, older… young people too. Plenty of young people. It’s also more deadly than even your strenuous flus. I wanted to always play it down. I still like playing it down, because I don’t want to create a panic.– President Trump (February 7, 2020)
There’s no getting around this one. The best any hardcore Trump loyalist could argue is that Trump actually believed it was in the best interest of the country to keep the public in the dark. The problem with that defense is that Trump didn’t merely withhold information, he pushed false information which put more Americans in danger. Not less.
FAUCI LIED: PROOF
Dr. Fauci told us we didn’t need to wear masks then later said we definitely should wear masks. He even admitted his motive for lying, which was to ensure that there wasn’t a shortage of N95 masks for medical professionals. His excuse was also a lie because the idea that the richest country in the history of the world couldn’t manufacture additional masks is blatantly absurd. Not only should manufacturing have been ramped up using the Defense Production Act, but masks should have been provided to every man, woman, and child. This was originally what the Trump Administration intended to do, but ultimately decided against it to avoid creating a panic. Which is also absurd.
While the Trump Administration continued to downplay the pandemic and further endanger our lives, Dr. Fauci increasingly became viewed as the adult in the room, which was dangerous because he continued to lie.
Fauci also lied about the number of Americans that needed to be vaccinated to trigger herd immunity. This wasn’t an accident based on evolving data. He always knew the real number and misled us anyway. He intentionally lied.
WORLD HEALTH ORG LIED: PROOF
Understanding the origins of Covid-19 is vital to unravel the current pandemic as well as to prevent and prepare for future ones, yet the World Health Organization (WHO) has consistently done everything possible to dismiss the most likely conclusion: SARS-CoV2 leaked from a lab in Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan, China.
One of the most compelling arguments for this is that an emergent virus has never possessed the immediate ability to transmit from human-to-human with extreme efficiency. Such an ability is developed over time through evolutionary processes, but this was not the case for Covid-19. This strongly suggests that it’s artificially-derived.
Also strange is that transmissibility peaks five days prior to symptoms developing and sometimes without presenting any symptoms at all. Neither the common cold, regular flu, MERS, or SARS-Cov1, all coronaviruses, are transmissible until after symptoms appear (with very rare exceptions).
MERS, for example, has been around for nearly a decade and yet with all that time to evolve it has only ever infected a total of 2,500 people worldwide. SARS-CoV1 lasted from 2003-2005 and burnt out on its own, resulting in only 8,000 total cases worldwide. Meanwhile the first small cluster of SARS-CoV2 was reported in China on December 31, 2019 and one month later there were already 10,000 cases spread across at least 21 countries.
Not only do these outlier features of Covid-19 defy our understanding of coronaviruses from a scientific perspective, but it doesn’t make logistical sense.
The Wuhan lab in China, where Covid-19 is widely believed to have first originated, had been specifically tasked with conducting gain-of-function research using SARS-CoV1. Gain-of-function is a term for government funded, biological research that increases the virulence and lethality of pathogens and viruses. Specifically, the focus is on enhancing a pathogens ability to infect different species and to increase the deadly impact by making it airborne. Yes, you read correctly.
SARS-COV1 and SARS-CoV2 cause similar symptoms, with the biggest difference being that the latter latches on to human receptors ten times better than the former and is airborne. That sounds exactly like what would result doing gain-of-function research on SARS-COV1. Yet WHO keeps dumping cold water on the Lab Leak Hypothesis, presumably to protect China. It should be noted that China only agreed to let WHO investigate over a year into the pandemic, giving themselves plenty of time to purge their records, and only under the condition that China never be blamed.
Instead, the latest theories from WHO investigators is that maybe the virus started outside of China and that Covid-19 spread through frozen chicken. They even claim that there were zero indicators of any breach in safety protocols despite prior safety concerns raised by U.S. Embassy officials back in January 2018, specifically flagging concerns that its work on bat coronaviruses could be dangerous. We have plenty of pieces and it’s really not that hard to complete the puzzle. WHO is lying.
The real question that should be asked right now is whether or not COVID-19 was released intentionally or by accident. China’s blatant attempts to cover their tracks is a strong indicator that it wasn’t a simple mistake and WHO is complicit in covering for them.
CDC LIED: PROOF
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is well-aware of the actual COVID-19 data. They know that (1) schools have been the cause of multiple super-spreader events (2) young people are often asymptomatic and ergo (3) go home and infect the rest of their household. And if that logic somehow doesn’t compute, other nations have already attempted to reopen schools and we know the results.
“The science has demonstrated that schools can reopen safely prior to all teachers being vaccinated.” That’s a direct quote from CDC Director Walensky, who argues that kids are more likely to be infected in the larger community, not at school, though they may bring the virus into the schools, so kids would be better off just going back to school because it’s safer than being in the larger community. Also there’s no need to rush vaccinating the teachers, no worries.
Again, this was said on February 8, 2021 by the DIRECTOR of the CDC.
Less than a week later, Walensky also said that the UK strain of the virus (B.1.1.7), which is twice as contagious and at least 30% more deadly, “May be the dominant strain by the end of March.” Yet despite this admission she immediately shrugs it off as a pesky detail, repeating the argument that COVID-19 is brought into the schools from the community, not from the community into schools. The CBS interviewer then asked, “But you said on Friday that 90% of the country’s schools are at high levels of transmission… don’t those schools risk becoming vectors of transmission?” This was a great question, but (likely intentionally) wasted since 80% of Americans probably don’t know what vectors of transmission means. Walensky again repeats the same non-sensical argument. Either the CDC Director is utterly incompetent or she’s intentionally lying.
BIDEN LIED: PROOF
Joe Biden likely forgets his own name at least once per hour and he’s been documented as a pathological liar his entire career, much like Trump, so there’s really no need to belabor the point. I’ll just leave you with THESE pre-election versus post-election soundbites from our Dementor-in-Chief:
THE END OF THE BEGINNING
The big secret the U.S. media has been slow to report (but has long made headlines in other countries) is the pending mutant wave. Despite what the news will tell you, we’ve only just finished Wave One of the pandemic. Not the second. Not the third. Those were all sub-waves of Wave One. The recent surge that nearly broke our healthcare system was just the finale. Wave Two belongs entirely to the Mutants.
It’s widely known that the second wave of the 1918 pandemic was the most severe, but very few know why. The answer is readily available on the internet, but corporate media avoids mentioning it. Mutant variants were the catalyst behind the second and most deadly wave of the 1918 Spanish flu, which is worth noting since history is, of course, is the strongest predictor of the future:
Being that the mutated versions of Covid-19 are only beginning to widely circulate across the United States, this strongly suggests that we’re in for one hell of a wake up call. Those who think the recent so-called “Dark Winter” was the end of the story are extremely naive. As bad as the past few months were, averaging over 4,000 deaths per day, these deaths weren’t due to COVID-19 raging out of control, but gross mismanagement and incompetence at every level of government. The original strain burnt itself out, hence the rapid decline in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths over the past few weeks. This is not because we’re achieving herd immunity (only 5% of Americans have been fully vaccinated) and it’s not because of increased use of masks and social distancing. We’re in the eye of the hurricane.
There are 7 significant mutant variants (so far), which is concerning because each one competes with the others for dominance, invariably resulting in future mutations, presumably creating even more virulent strains. This cycle will continue to be perpetual and exponential until natural herd immunity is achieved (oh wait, that’s a myth) or until a truly effective vaccine becomes widely available and a vast majority of the population agrees to receive it. (Good luck with that).
The number of cases for the following three strains, which are doubling every 10 days, are an extreme cause for alarm: B.117 (UK variant), B.1351 (South Africa variant), and P.1 (Brazil variant). All are significantly more contagious (ranging from 30% to as high as 1600%) and the vaccines are up to two-thirds less effective.
Note that there is also a secondary mutation, the Bristol variant (E484K) which has been found in all three of the above variants. The first official U.S. case of a mutant strain carrying the Bristol variant was just recorded yesterday.
April 18, 2020 I predicted 2-3 million deaths in America, excluding those stemming from the economic crisis, increased suicide rates, higher rates of substance abuse, and rises in overall civil unrest. I stand by my calculation.
The Wave One tally will total roughly half a million (currently 490,000+). It’s fair to expect that the Mutant Wave, with multiple variants that are far more contagious, deadly, and increasingly resistant to current vaccines, will be twice as lethal. That would bring the total dead to at least 1.5 million. That’s the most optimistic expectation, which is why passing the 2 million mark wouldn’t be much of a stretch.
I stand by my prediction not just because of the pending Mutant Wave, but because of the efficacy of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines even if the virus weren’t evolving to be resistant.
Traditional vaccines (used and studied for many decades) contain a dead or disabled virus, designed to be incapable of causing severe disease while also provoking an immune response that provides protection against the live virus.
Nucleic-acid vaccines (used and studied for less than a year) contain genetic material that carries instructions for producing a spike protein within cells using RNA or DNA.
Turns out these new mRNA vaccines they’re using us as guinea pigs for were not designed to last. This isn’t surprising being that vaccines of the past took an average of 15 years to develop. Operation Warp Speed was a failure because, as the name implies, it was rushed. Medical science is something that must be done efficiently and effectively, but the priority was more on getting to the finish line rather than the quality of the race.
Turns out the older you are the more rapidly the mRNA vaccines lose their efficacy, but for all ages the degradation begins after a mere three months according to the New England Journal of Medicine. Already, both Pfizer and Moderna have admitted that an untold number of booster shots will be needed, indirectly acknowledging that the current vaccines are not a silver-bullet.
At this stage I wouldn’t recommend risking such a new vaccine unless you’re elderly or have a serious pre-existing condition because the window of protection it provides is so limited and we lack long-term studies. We also don’t know what impact these vaccines might have in combination with those who already had the virus and developed natural antibodies. There are simply too many variables.
WHY IS EVERYONE LYING??
As I see it there can only be one of three explanations. Either they’re grossly incompetent or are trying to prevent a panic or they actively want to kill us. The first option seems the least likely if only because of their credentials. Dr. Fauci might be dishonest, but he is an intelligent, well-educated epidemiologist. He might not know how to tie his own sneakers, but when it comes to pathogens and viruses it’s fair to assume he knows far more than we do. Same goes for top officials in WHO and the CDC, so gross incompetence can be ruled out.
Preventing a panic seems more plausible… except for the fact that the Government/Media aren’t withholding the truth so much as delaying the truth. While the rest of the world widely-reported months ago that the UK variant was far more contagious and deadly, for example, U.S. media originally boasted that the vaccines would hold up and that it was only more contagious, not deadly. Only now that this variant is spreading exponentially in America, which was always inevitable, has corporate media even started to admit that the vaccines likely won’t hold up and, yes, it’s also more deadly. To tell us this when the Mutant Wave is just around the corner means Americans will be that more blindsided and more devastated when we start hitting 8,000 deaths per day which will also trigger more intensive lockdowns. In terms of fatalities and the economic impacts, that all seems pretty damn self-defeating, doesn’t it? One would think this approach would induce more panic, not less.
It’s possible this was just a flawed approach, but the active efforts to reopen schools at the federal level, the lifting of mask mandates at the state level, and the return of indoor dining, bars, movie theaters, etc. at the local level, tells me the U.S. Government as a whole is very, very okay with killing off as much of the poor and lower-middle class as they possibly can. If our selected (not elected) officials actually wanted to save more lives they would be proactively preparing us for this next wave rather than knowingly setting us up for complete failure.
The Establishment doesn’t want to give the American People Medicare For All. It doesn’t want to shell out more unemployment benefits or institute universal basic income or cancel rent. The U.S. Empire would much rather cross their fingers and hope as many low-income citizens die as possible. Corporate America doesn’t give a damn about low-income customers at this point because their impact on quarterly profits is minimal. Are people on Skid Row going to buy an Apple Watch? Of course not. So fuck ’em.
This is fully congruent with how Capitalism is designed to operate. Such a system of economic Darwinism priorities Capital over People, aka survival of the richest, and as such has great disdain for what they see as freeloader citizens. But as the richest country in the history of the world, why shouldn’t we be entitled to basic necessities? Medicare for All would eliminate the private insurance industry, but actually costs less. UBI would very nearly end poverty nationwide. Investing in the so-called freeloaders would empower Americans to be more productive members in a healthier, more empathetic, and more cost-effective society.
Yet the real owners of this country are so sociopathic, so corrupt, and so utterly selfish that they cannot see beyond the next quarterly earnings report. They don’t care, they never will care, and that is why they are onboard with this intentional effort to just trim the herd. So what are we going to about it?
Organizing a second Siege on the Capitol with a minimum of 500,000 Americans with the goal of abolishing Congress and appointing a People’s Legislature is the only card we have left to play. Until democracy is restored the middle-class majority cannot achieve any meaningful progress and there are no remaining means of winning electorally under a rigged Oligarchic system. That’s not an opinion, but a statement of obvious fact. The level of coordination and cooperation required for an effective General Strike is unlikely or, at the very least, is unlikely to coalesce prior to the U.S. Empire passes their domestic terrorism bill, Patriot Act 2.0, which will firmly cement fascism in America. The window of opportunity is rapidly drawing to a close.
We cannot allow this to happen.
By any means, at any cost, we must act. And soon.