One thing has been made perfectly clear in the last year and a half of this pandemic: The people who claim that it’s a big deal never act as though it’s a big deal. It’s a similar phenomenon to what they do regarding climate change. They claim man-made climate change will destroy the planet one of these days and then go on to do things which run contrary to the message they generally give.
One such example is Obama having bought a house on Martha’s Vineyard, which the Left constantly claims will be underwater in a decade or so. So if it’s going to be underwater because of climate change, why buy the property which Obama’s OWN SIDE claims is doomed? It’s because they don’t actually believe the bullcrap they sell, neither when it comes to climate change nor the Chinese coronavirus.
This is once again exemplified with the planned 60th birthday party that the Obamas are planning to hold for the former criminal-in-chief; a birthday party which seeks to have over 700 people in it.
Even Axios kind of called them out on this, reporting: “Obama is hosting a 60th birthday bash for himself and hundreds of guests on Martha’s Vineyard this coming weekend amid heightened public health concerns – locally and nationally – about the COVID-19 Delta variant.”
If even Axios, of all sites, is calling them out on this even to this extent, you know these people are utter hypocrites.
And this news comes as the illegitimate Biden administration and other top Democrats are trying to fearmonger people about the “danger” of the Delta variant of the Chinese coronavirus, scaring people about the increased number of cases despite the fact that deaths have not gone up alongside that increase.
Still, Leftists are making the claim that the Delta variant is something to fear and for which we ought to re-implement the failed policies which did nothing to slow down the original Chinese coronavirus over the last year and a half, and that includes Barack Obama.
Fake news CNN tried to downplay this party, claiming that the attendees would be “fully vaccinated” so there would be no issues at all with holding such a super-spreader event (a term they would never use to describe their own parties). But if the Delta variant is as bad as they themselves claim, why do fully vaccinated people now have to wear masks indoors again?
If these people believe that the Delta variant and the Chinese coronavirus in general are so bad, why do they CONSTANTLY break the rules that they themselves either set up or have openly supported?
The Heritage Foundation has a neat little list of incidents where policymakers have supported restrictions and regulations for Americans and then went on to break those very rules, often the very day they were imposed.
The first example The Heritage Foundation shares was of Mayor Bill de Blasio going to the gym after advising New Yorkers not to go to the gym themselves (a case which we ourselves have noted multiple times). Another example they give is of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot getting a haircut at a salon despite such places being shut down. And of course, they also include Nancy Pelosi’s similar little scandal.
Most recently, as in the last two days of July, there were five incidents of COVID hypocrisy to be noted.
The first one was of D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (she appears multiple times here, unsurprisingly) being seen maskless with Dave Chappelle hours before new mask mandate goes into effect.
Now, the liberal might argue “she’s technically not breaking the rules because the mandate hadn’t gone into effect yet.” Oh, yes, I’m sure the virus was well aware that it couldn’t begin trying to affect people again until after the mandate went into effect. Seriously, that’s just a technicality and she was no safer from the virus, either the original or Delta variant, hours after the mandate went into effect than she was before.
But even if the virus somehow, someway did act like that and Bowser was technically “safe” from it or at least was not being hypocritical about the mandate and being maskless, like I said earlier, she appears multiple times here.
Later that same day, she held her birthday party maskless despite the mandate, by that point, having gone into effect. And for those who might argue that maybe the party was outside, and she didn’t break the INDOOR mask mandate, here’s a picture of the event:
Not only is Bowser not wearing a mask indoors, but there isn’t a SINGLE person in that picture, whom I could tell, who was wearing a mask at all or properly. There is one dude on the right who has a mask but has it all the way down, and that’s the only one I can see with a mask at all.
So technicality or not regarding that first incident I mentioned, she is definitely a massive hypocrite with this second one.
The third one I will mention, the last one with Bowser, was an incident the following day, on July 31st, where she attended a wedding party, again indoors, and again without wearing a mask despite the indoors mask mandate she had implemented just the day before.
So three incidents in two days of sheer hypocrisy from just ONE of these deceivers.
The other two recent incidents were of Nancy Pelosi, where she swore in a new congressman without wearing a mask despite the new mask mandate in the House and New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, who was seen maskless at an event on the same day that she implemented new mask mandates.
And this is FAR from the complete list of incidents of utter hypocrisy from these people. Check out the site for yourself to see the many times these politicians and policymakers were caught violating their own rules and mandates (and who knows how many other incidents there are where they weren’t caught?).
The point is that NONE of the people who are telling you to be wary of the virus are acting wary of the virus. None of the people who say that this is a big deal are acting like it’s a big deal. None of the people who claim that these mandates are safe and effective are acting like they do a damn thing. None of the people who ORDER you to do this and that are doing it themselves.
That’s because NONE of them believe the crap that they spew. They will say it over and over again, of course, because they want YOU to believe it and be afraid enough to be submissive to them, but they know better than to believe their own crap and sure as hell are acting like it.
There are people who condescendingly ask you why you refuse to follow these unconstitutional mandates, and while there are plenty of good answers, perhaps none is more effective than the fact that none of the people who demand we do these things do them themselves.
According to the CDC’s most recent guidance, even those fully vaccinated need to be wearing masks, so it’s not an issue of “oh, you conservatives are just unvaccinated while these liberals are vaccinated, so they get to enjoy these extra freedoms.” 1) That’s discrimination, as there shouldn’t be any reason one group of people ought to enjoy more rights and liberties based on this criterion and 2) again, the CDC recommends fully vaccinated people (that is, those who have gotten two shots, which I will continue to argue why it’s necessary to get two if they are as safe and effective as they claim they are) to wear masks.
I assume that Bowser, Obama, Pelosi and all these other people have been fully vaccinated and yet, they continue to disregard even the rules that THEY have established.
If they have no worries about the consequences of their rule-breaking, there should be no one else who ought to have such worries. Even ignoring the scientific data surrounding the mildness of the virus (both versions) and the inefficacy of the vaccines, masks and lockdowns, you can just look at the behavior of the elites to see how little worry anyone ought to have here.
Sure, they all SAY that these things are necessary and safe and effective, but none of them are acting like what they say has any sort of truth in it. None of them are acting the least bit worried about the pandemic, certainly, not like they generally act when they speak with the press on this matter.
So then, why would any of us have to worry about what they themselves are not worried? Why do any of us have to follow these mandates when they themselves refuse to do so?
Simply, they have law enforcement on their side. The corrupt bureaucrats get to make the rules others have to follow, but they don’t have to follow themselves if only because the cops will be on their side, at least for the most part. It’s a “do as I say, not as I do” kind of corrupt system.
But it’s not like it can’t be fought. I don’t go to businesses which require me to wear masks indoors, unless it’s absolutely necessary. And lawsuits can be filed because these mandates are illegal and unconstitutional.
But generally speaking, if anyone wants to argue with me about why I don’t follow these guidelines, I present them with these very hypocrites who are rule-breakers as well but who are utterly self-righteous and grandstanding about their positions. They urge others to do what they themselves refuse to do.
I have NO intention of following any such people or listening to what they tell me to do and any politician supposedly on our side ought to be primaried or generally challenged if they insist on these insane mandates.
Frankly speaking, there is no reason for ANYONE to believe the crap that these people spew.
2 Timothy 3:5
“Having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.”
For decades, the Left has made the argument that abortion was “safe” and meant to be “rare” and that those who perform the abortion were “kind and understanding” people who cared about the patients. It is no surprise, really, that the Left lies about this as much as anything else, and horror stories from a Texas PP abortion clinic will show that.
As with other businesses (which begs the question as to why PP is tax-funded, since they get paid by their customers like any other business), Planned Parenthood abortion facilities get reviewed online by customers who had some sort of comment to make about their experience. Today, we will read the stories of four customers who have had horrible experiences at this particular slaughterhouse, and will check out how this facility stacked up when reviewed by health inspectors.
First, the horror stories.
One woman, who will of course remain nameless, posted the following lengthy review (which I will cut a bit to save time):
“I had a pregnancy that I knew I couldn’t go through for financial reasons… and if I [could afford it] I would not have had an abortion… The decision I made was hard for me and I needed someone who understood. When I got there I waited for hours alone. They brought me in to give me packets on adoption agencies, took my money and sent me back out. Then a few hours later I was herded into waiting room #2 which was smaller for a couple more hours. When I got in to visit the doctor he described the abortion process so fast it was difficult to understand, because, for him it was obviously just a script. Very little heart went into what was being said. I was so confused and had a difficult time processing the information that was being said because of the speed and lack of emotional connection… When I came in for the abortion I became emotional, yet, I had to wait for hours in a packed waiting room, 8 to be exact. I was herded from place to place and everyone who spoke to me recited a script as fast as they could so they could get the next person in. I was just a number. When I finally went in, there was a large bio waste bucket overflowing with the materials used to perform abortions which was not comforting. The procedure itself was incredibly painful and I was on the strongest medication they had. I weighed only 92 lbs. during this procedure and had a very hard time staying awake after it was finished. They seemed frustrated with me for being out of it. I started throwing up as soon as the medicine wore off and after THAT whole experience, the hours of waiting, knowing if I could have my baby I would have… I broke down, and they WOULDN’T let me leave until I stopped crying. I understand that emotions in the waiting room are delicate but they didn’t seem to care through the rest of the procedure.”
This woman then goes on to say that she is, unsurprisingly, pro-abortion and even pro-PP, but an experience like this really ought to get someone to rethink some stuff. Like I said in the beginning of the article, for decades, we have been told that abortion was “safe” and “rare” and that those who “take care” of the women going through such procedures are “kind and compassionate” individuals who understand the women’s situation. All a load of bullcrap, of course. There is nothing safe or rare about abortion, as one can see from just this review alone.
That the murderers were speaking as fast as they could was an indication of two things, one of which the woman writing this review kind of hints at: 1) they WANT it to be confusing so that the women leave the ultimate choice up to the abortionists themselves because they wouldn’t be able to make the best decision themselves (going against the whole “pro-choice” idea) and 2) they herd women through so they can perform as many abortions as they can. It’s that second thing which demonstrates the bullcrap nature of that whole “rare” argument.
No Leftist wants abortion to be rare. To the contrary, they want it to be COMMON and PREVALENT. After all, they make PLENTY of money off of it, with the b.s. lobbying in Congress and other donations made by PP to Leftist politicians. All at the tax-payers’ expense, of course.
The idea that these people are “kind and considerate” is, frankly, a bit oxymoronic (and generally moronic). A murderer isn’t “kind and considerate”. At best, they only pretend to be. They are evil and, like the devil, entice people to commit horrid actions against their benefit.
The woman leaving a review did NOT have to get an abortion. She said she did it for financial reasons, but that’s not a good enough reason (and there is no good enough reason for abortion, ever). If she was worried she couldn’t raise her child, why not give them up for adoption or leave them in the hands of trusted family and/or friends? Why is murder the go-to option here? For anyone? Even for someone who is pro-abortion?
In any case, let’s move on to the other stories, which for the sake of time, I will further edit down and offer less commentary until I feel the need to speak.
“A nurse was making insensitive remarks and yelling at my ear saying I have no reason to be crying while I was on the table getting my procedure done… I was under pressure while this woman aggressively asking why am I crying and saying that they know it doesn’t hurt me that bad… In recovery she also stated that they should close the curtain because no one wants to see me crying…. I was so frustrated at that difficult moment I just feel like some sort of action should be taken… Meanwhile in recovery I was still crying and a diff nurse said that if I didn’t stop crying they would remove me and take me to the hospital… they were yelling at me and it made me cry harder… I paid money so they could do their job this is one experience I would never forget those two women or this experience bad enough I was forced on this abortion but to have those women speak to me the way they did was very unprofessional…”
Not the best grammar, but from what I can tell, it seems this woman was FORCED to get an abortion in some form or fashion, likely pressure from someone she knows. Again, what’s pro-choice about this? Where is the choice? And again, she had to pay money for people to do this. Why does PP, a for-profit business, get funds from tax payers?
Next woman: “Dr. Jordan and his staff are entirely incompetent. My counselor I was supposed to talk to barely said two words to me and when I began to cry… his staff kept telling me that I needed to just grow up and that it wouldn’t be that bad. Two months ago I was raped and they offered no compassion or understanding… When I entered the room for the sonogram, Dr. Jordan told me I was not being compliant because I was crying, mind you he hadn’t given me any instruction or said anything to me before that. When the sonogram was over, I wasn’t offered anything to clean the medical lubricant off of myself with nor was I given a panty liner… I was made to wait more than 15 minutes in a tiny… waiting room by myself, no counselor at all, and when I had an anxiety attack in that small room, they took me back to the lobby and told me that I needed to take my business elsewhere.”
Thankfully, this woman wound up not getting an abortion (at least at this facility) but still.
And lastly, the fourth woman: “The surgery here hurt like hell, the medicine they give you does not soften your cervix in time for surgery so he will literally crack it open… After having my surgery here I went home for 4 nights I bled tremendously to the point I slept with 2 large towels to protect my bed.”
But it’s not just customer experiences that indicate how awful of a place this PP facility is.
According to a report by Check My Clinic, which makes health inspections for abortion facilities, they failed in a number of aspects:
As well as 13 other health violations including clean linens being stored on the floor and other things which created risk for infection.
So not only is the staff at the PP facility filled with blatantly uncaring and uncompassionate individuals (I imagine at least other facilities have people who pretend to care) but the place itself is practically a pigsty and an utterly unsafe environment for anything which could be insultingly called “healthcare.”
Again, the whole “safe” and “compassionate” argument is a complete farce. The Left doesn’t care about women or their health and safety. PP is a piggy bank for them and something which works towards their desired ends of destroying all sense of morality in the world.
May God severely punish this and all PP facilities which are houses of murder, all Leftists who support this immoral crap, and that He guide all the women who are scared and confused and easily manipulated into potentially doing something so egregious away from choosing this ultimate evil.
“Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, ‘Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.’”
I can probably come up with a million and one reasons not to get the Chinese coronavirus vaccine, but seemingly, even those who are in favor of it are willing to give me more and more reasons.
From the fact that the Chinese coronavirus doesn’t have a mortality rate which would justify getting a vaccine to the fact that these are entirely experimental vaccines and inexplicably require more than one dose to properly function (something unique to the world of vaccination), it isn’t difficult to find reasons not to get the vaccine.
And yet, we keep on finding more as more time passes and we can begin to see the relatively long-term effects of the vaccines.
Last Wednesday, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) held an open meeting about the link between the Chinese coronavirus shots and the serious heart problems that we are finding in teenagers and young adults. The problem is so bad that the CDC was practically FORCED to take a look at it, something that they haven’t really done for all other questions and problems that have arisen regarding the vaccines.
Naturally, the CDC used their VAERS system, which I have previously noted only shows less than 1% of reported vaccine adverse events, so you should probably know roughly what to expect here.
According to former NYT reporter Alex Berenson, who attended the meeting, the CDC “showed that even without accounting for underreporting, a second dose of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines could increase the risk of problems up to 200-fold in young men.”
“The CDC’s focus [at the meeting] was on two illnesses, myocarditis and pericarditis, forms of heart inflammation that can occasionally progress to heart failure and even death. The CDC and many reporters insist on calling the cases mild. In fact 95 percent of the 300+ post-vaccination cases the CDC has reviewed have led to hospitalization.”
To be more specific, the CDC looked at 323 reported cases of myocarditis/pericarditis post-vaccination in people aged 29 and younger. 309 of those 323 (95.66%) were hospitalized (thankfully, 295 have been discharged but these are diseases which can alter people’s lives depending on the severity of the condition. Some of these kids might not be able to live very active lifestyles anymore). 9 of these 309 are still hospitalized with 2 being in ICU, and 5 have no outcome data available for the report. Only 14 of those 323 teens were not hospitalized.
This is what the CDC calls “mild” and “rare” cases, by the way. If 309 hospitalizations are “mild” and 95% of cases leading to hospitalization is “rare”, I don’t know what “severe” and “common” are by comparison.
But we’re not done with the horrendous data that the CDC shared at that meeting. You see, cases are continuing to be reported to their system, which in itself was a funky enough system as it was. This means that their crappy system is being overwhelmed by side effect reports on the vaccines.
Berenson gives us a good way to look at this in perspective: “In all of 2019, the CDC’s voluntary vaccine side effect reporting system received about 48,000 reports for ALL vaccines. So far in 2021 it has received at least seven times that many for Covid vaccines alone.”
So for all of the year 2019, there were 48,000 reports in the VAERS system for all vaccines. And yet, in only half that time in 2021, there are at least 336,000 reports of side effects from the Chinese coronavirus vaccine ALONE. And keep in mind that less than 1% figure, so the actual number is likely FAR higher than we see here. But even ignoring the underreporting tendencies of the system, this is a MASSIVE number and a huge problem.
Continuing down the rabbit hole of horrendous CDC data, we find the rate of hospitalization to the Chinese coronavirus vaccine compared to the virus in and of itself. According to the CDC, for every 100,000 vaccines given to young people, over 25,000 will showcase seemingly temporary side effects which will keep them from “normal activities”, 700 will require medical attention and 200 will be hospitalized.
None of those numbers give anyone any reason to trust the effectiveness and safety of the vaccines, but even looking at the smallest number given, that 200 hospitalizations per 100,000, that’s still higher than the 50 per 100,000 hospitalizations for the virus itself.
So according to the CDC’s own numbers, a teenager/young adult is four times more likely to have to go to the hospital following vaccination than from contracting the virus for which they are getting vaccinated in the first place. Oh yeah, that just SCREAMS safety and effectiveness. Hell, even if it did actually effectively get rid of the virus (there are PLENTY of reports that one can still get the virus after getting vaccinated, yet another reason not to get the vaccine and showcases its ineffectiveness), one must still weigh the risks versus the rewards of such actions.
If one is four times as likely to have to go to the hospital because of the vaccine than the disease, what sense does it make to get the vaccine even if it gets rid of the disease? On top of the fact that the VAST majority of Chinese coronavirus cases are actually mild (as in, no hospitalization or medical attention required) and the survival rate for most people (and in particular for teenagers and young adults) is over 99.9%, there is simply no logical reason why anyone would want to get the Chinese coronavirus vaccine.
Not to mention that most people seemingly have only gotten it or plan to get it not because they think the virus is just that bad, but because their JOBS demand that they do (highly unconstitutional, of course, but most people won’t make such legal challenges).
Returning to the CDC’s data, we find something that is outright insane and even contradictory to data the CDC has previously used. And not “previously” as in data which they had months ago which has since changed. I mean “previously” as in they used that data IN THIS VERY MEETING and which I JUST talked about.
In the meeting, the CDC claimed that "the rate of hospitalization in adolescents was roughly 400 out of 14,000 cases, or close to 2,900 per 100,000” that is “almost 20 times what its own data shows,” according to Berenson.
So then, which is it? Is it 200 per 100,000 or 2,900 per 100,000? Because that is a MASSIVE difference and I don’t know how the CDC arrived at such conclusions. And, once again, I ask that you keep in mind that VAERS shows less than 1% of all reported cases, so these numbers are such best-case scenarios as to practically be pipe dreams.
What is perhaps the most bizarre part of it all is that they used these numbers to ENCOURAGE vaccination for teenagers and young adults, even for those with previous cases of myocarditis or pericarditis, arguing that the vaccines have a “positive balance for all age and sex groups.”
This is like looking at a basketball team’s horrendous statistics like being dead-last in offense and defense, allowing massive point differentials in favor of their opponents, and then unironically claiming that this is a championship-contending team. And these are the “experts” we’re supposed to blindly trust to make the right decisions? Doctors and scientists looking at data which PROVE how unsafe the vaccines are and go on to argue that EVEN THOSE MOST AT-RISK LIKE KIDS WITH MYOCARDITIS AND PERICARDITIS ought to get the vaccines?
I once said that future generations will look at how we handled the pandemic and understand that, for the next pandemic, they should do the EXACT opposite as what we did. Similarly, in the present, I’ve arrived at the conclusion that whatever the CDC recommends people do, they should actually do the exact opposite.
But this has all gotten me to think far more critically. I never expected the CDC to be infallible, and can excuse being wrong because humans err. However, being this wrong about this many things, and even making the EXACT opposite arguments than they should with the data which proves the unsafety of the vaccines, makes me think it can’t just be one massive oopsie. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut every once in a while, and yet, the blind CDC has not found even one nut in the last year and a half. And it’s not just the CDC either, but the WHO, NIH, NHS, etc.
Either these people are the single most incompetent batch of scientists the world has ever known, or they’re doing this crap on purpose. At this point, it’s far more likely to be the latter. Again, one can excuse the occasional error. What I can’t excuse is being dead wrong about everything up to this point.
Bottomline is that no one, young or old, healthy or sick, should get the Chinese coronavirus vaccines. Frankly, it’s BETTER to just have the virus than to get the vaccine, according to the CDC’s own underreported data.
So add to the already long list of reasons not to get the vaccine: It is literally worse than the virus for most people.
2 Timothy 3:13
“While evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.”
There are a number of measures that the government and the fake scientists have suggested people and businesses take in order to slow down the spread of the Chinese coronavirus. From wearing masks to social distancing, avoiding travel, gatherings of numerous people, switching from shaking people’s hands to giving them an awkward “elbow bump”, etc.
One such measure taken by businesses and government facilities was the installation of Perspex screens, those clear screens put into place in locations such as grocery stores, schools, etc. Matter of fact, when it came to schools, the installation of such screens was a condition for allowing the schools to reopen following the lockdown. However, a report from Politico EU (so not exactly a conservative source, but in this case, it serves to lend it a bit more credence as opposed to taking away from it) indicates that the Perspex screens not only likely haven’t prevented transmission of the virus, but might have actually increased the risk of transmission.
According to the report: “Ministers are also being advised that those Perspex screens that have appeared in some offices and restaurants are unlikely to have any benefit in terms of preventing transmission. Problems include them not being positioned correctly, with the possibility that they actually increase the risk of transmission by blocking airflow. Therefore there is clear guidance to ministers that these Perspex screens should be scrapped.”
So not only have masks shown to be useless at best, and lockdowns to be actively detrimental to the physical and financial health of people and entire countries, but even something as simple as a screen might be ineffective against the transmission of the virus.
And not only is it reportedly ineffective, it might even work AGAINST its intended objective by increasing the risk of transmission as opposed to lowering it.
I don’t know if this will happen, but I really hope someone someday documents all the steps countries, most states, and businesses took to lower the transmission of the Chinese coronavirus so that in the future, were another pandemic to strike the world, we will know to do the EXACT OPPOSITE.
Seriously, how many measures have government officials and fake scientists suggested or, in many cases, ordered onto people that have turned out to be useless at best and actively harmful at worst? Because at this point, I’ve lost count.
And the more we discover about this pandemic, the more those of us who are paying attention become absolutely livid at all the lies and deception. We were told “15 days to slow the spread” back on March 16th. That was 458 days ago. And while most of the country is no longer under lockdown, the fact remains that FAR more days than just 15 were spent under lockdown for most people in most states.
California has only recently “fully re-opened” back on June 15th, and even then, many restrictions are still in place that make it “less open”, shall we say? Throughout this time, entire businesses went under, people lost their jobs for good, and countless people have died from things APART from the virus (and still, were counted as deaths to the virus, because in case it was hard to notice, we are ruled by morons).
And among the laundry list of failed measures which have only served to make things worse for not only hundreds of millions of Americans but also for billions of people around the globe, there is the simple clear Perspex screen?
At least that one was considerably less intrusive of people’s rights, unlike the mask mandate crap and the unconstitutional lockdowns. But regardless of how much or little of a bother those screens were for people, it’s just one more piece of evidence that whatever the government tells you that you should do in a pandemic, the exact opposite measure might actually be better.
And this is assuming that these people weren’t acting with malicious intent. At best, the people who have been giving this kind of advice are utterly incompetent and unfit to lead a potted plant through a pandemic, let alone entire nations. At worst, these are people who have ulterior motives, be they ideological or financial, or some combination of the two, and have suggested these awful things knowing full well what they would lead to and DESIRING those results, at least in secret.
And at this point, I have little reason to give them the benefit of the doubt on anything. They have been caught lying, deceiving and manipulating time and time again, all the while they utterly shut down anyone who raised protestations at their actions, including actual scientists. Such actions of censorship and deceit are hardly the actions taken by those who are simply incompetent. Incompetent people at least sometimes get things right and might be willing to listen to advise.
Malevolent people, on the other hand, act very much in the manner that people like Fauci and other big government types have. I’m not saying that Fauci is an evil person, but I am saying that if he were to be an evil person, there is nothing different that he would have done throughout the last year.
“A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.”
As we all know, the CDC itself has admitted that only 6% of all “COVID-related deaths” had the Chinese coronavirus as the cause of death, meaning that the actual number of people in the country who are dead because of the virus is 6% of the official death toll.
However, a county in California has needed to do at least SOME revision of their death toll, not necessarily acknowledging that 6% figure, but enough to revise down their death toll by 25%.
Alameda County has had to change their total death count from 1,634 to 1,223 because the state and county tally deaths rather differently. Interestingly, the state has the more logical way of counting deaths out of the two of them, and so, the county has to adjust to the way the state counts Chinese coronavirus deaths.
According to Fox News: “The county previously included deaths of anyone infected with the virus, regardless of whether COVID-19 was a direct or contributing cause of death.”
As I have said time and time again, that method is utterly asinine and bound to artificially raise the death toll and leave people more afraid than necessary (an intentional “mistake”). Using that line of logic, one could argue that if someone is run over by a truck but they had gotten a splinter on their finger, then we would count that as death to a splinter, instead of the obvious cause that killed them. It makes absolutely no sense to do things this way and no doctor ever would, say, diagnose someone with cancer and then claim that cancer killed them if they ended up in a car accident or if they ended up falling off a ladder and dying.
So the county had to change the way in which they count deaths, not because that method is inherently stupid, but because the state, for once, actually had a better method of counting deaths to the Chinese coronavirus.
Alameda County Public Health Department spokeswoman Neetu Balram said that “There are definitely people who died from reasons that were clearly not caused by COVID,” according to The Oaklandside. Barlam seemingly couldn’t give any examples of cases that were clearly not deaths to Chinese coronavirus, but if they are anything like the state of Washington, one can assume that at least some of those 411 deaths were actually from gunshot wounds and not from the Chinese coronavirus.
Interestingly enough, infectious disease “expert” Dr. Amesh Adalja was rather critical of the 25% drop, saying that such a revision “seems high,” according to The Daily Wire. Well, considering that the actual number is 6%, so there ought to be a 94% revision, 25% seems rather generous (though still fairly disingenuous).
Axios argued that “While the cause of death listed as solely from the coronavirus occurred in 6% of cases in the U.S.,… this doesn’t mean that the virus was not a contributing factor or, indeed, the leading cause in the other 94%. The U.S. virus death toll would be much lower if this were the case.”
Here’s the thing, Axios: it is lower. Lower than the official number, that is. How do I know that? Well, you see, in the year 2019, 2,854,838 people died in the United States, according to the CDC. In the year 2020, 2,861,000 Americans died. That’s a difference of a little over 6,000 people. Yet, we are told that roughly 500,000 Americans died of the Chinese coronavirus in 2020. Doesn’t that seem a little strange? That the death toll would see such a miniscule increase between years when the latter year was faced with a global pandemic?
If 500,000 Americans died, assuming that they wouldn’t have died otherwise (as this is the standard hospitals used to count actual Chinese coronavirus deaths, not just the “if they had it, they died from it” insanity), wouldn’t that mean that we would have seen a 500,000 people increase in that death toll from 2019 to 2020? So why was it so minimal?
Stranger still, that is the lowest increase in deaths year-to-year in some time. From 2018 to 2019, the U.S. saw a death increase of 15,633, while from 2017 to 2018, the increase was 25,702. And from 2015 to 2016, the increase was of 31,618 more deaths.
In essence, roughly the same amount of people died in 2020 as did in 2019, and the increase between the two years is LOWER than in previous years, and by a lot. Isn’t that just a little bit strange for a pandemic year? Even if you assumed a good chunk of that 500,000 number would have died anyway, you would expect a considerably higher number than just a 6,000 people increase.
So, yes, Axios, the actual U.S. virus death toll is much lower. It’s just that the powers that be wanted to scare as many people as they could into submission and a higher number would accomplish that. Either that or doctors and experts are utter morons and don’t know how to logically count something with its actual death toll, which is entirely possible but not something which the Left would be willing to admit.
So they are forced to admit that either they made stuff up or their “experts” are dumbasses. Well, I say “forced”, but in reality, they won’t admit a damn thing, of course. They’ll just spin things like what Axios was trying to do here. But still, reality is what it is, not as the Left claims it to be.
And the reality is that this virus has a survivability rate of 99.97% for most people and the actual death count ought to be 94% lower (and no, I don’t buy that whole “they might have died partly because of it” because no one claims that someone who had cancer and diabetes would say that both are the causes of death, so why would we count “died partly because of the virus” as “they died because of the virus”?)
It certainly is good that Alameda County has revised its death count to be at least a little more accurate, but I can’t help but be rather frustrated at the fact that it was because of a discrepancy with the way they were doing it and the way the state was doing it, as opposed to the fact that their method was UTTERLY MORONIC and anyone with a functioning brain could tell.
Here’s hoping they further revise their count to be more accurate with the CDC’s 6% count and that other counties and states begin revising their asinine death tolls.
“If a ruler listens to falsehood, all his officials will be wicked.”
A plethora of narratives have spawned since the start of the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, from the narrative that it originated from a guy eating a bat in a Wuhan market (more and more evidence points to the Virology institute in Wuhan being the most likely source) to the narrative that it disproportionately affects minorities (because to the Left, everything, including an unconscious virus, is racist).
From the narrative that getting the Chinese coronavirus is a borderline death sentence to the narrative that wearing 27 masks will keep you safe (to be fair, the virus can’t get in if oxygen can’t either). Fake narrative after fake narrative has spawned and been propagated by the Left and the fake news media to scare the population into being submissive little puppies who will obey daddy government’s every order.
However, two studies showcase how fake a couple of these narratives are with the very thing that these Leftists supposedly clamor for: science and evidence-based data.
First, let’s begin with the study relating to mask mandates and usage as they relate to the spread of the Chinese coronavirus.
The lead of this study, Damian D. Guerra, assistant professor of biology at the University of Louisville, “hypothesized that statewide mask mandates and mask use are associated with lower COVID-19 case growth rates.”
In essence, the researchers hypothesized that the running assumption made by the Left and many other people that mask mandates and usage lead to lower transmission rates was true. However, unlike fake Twitter scientists, the researchers sought out to do what actual researchers and scientists usually seek: evidence that their hypothesis is wrong.
If scientists just look for evidence that their hypothesis is right, they run the risk of ignoring evidence that it is wrong, which brings bias into their hypothesis and makes for bad science. But if they search for evidence that their hypothesis is wrong and can’t find any, they lead people to understand that their hypothesis, by virtue that there is no evidence to show it’s wrong, is correct.
This is what the researchers did for mask mandates and usage, and lo and behold, they found evidence that their hypothesis that mask mandates and usage lead to lower transmission rates is incorrect.
“Contrary to our hypothesis,” the authors found, “early mandates were not associated with lower minimum case growth. Maximum case growth was the same among states with early, late, and no mandates. This indicates that mask mandates were not predictive of slower COVID-19 spread when community transmission rates were low or high.”
They continued: “We wondered if mask mandates were associated with smaller or slower surges in case growth. Differences between minimum and maximum case growth were similar among early, late, and no mandate states, and surges from minimum to maximum growth occurred at similar rates. These findings suggest that mask mandates are not predictive of smaller or slower shifts from low to high case growth.”
In simple terms, the mask mandates, as we have known for quite some time, did nothing to prevent the spread of the virus. People were forced to accept (and ashamedly, some willingly accepted) a severe reduction in their personal freedoms in exchange for the IDEA of safety, not even actual safety.
It didn’t matter if your state forced upon you (unconstitutionally) the wearing of masks or not, because both methods led to the same results, as we have known for some time thanks to other studies.
“Case growth,” the study continues, “was not significantly different between mandate and non-mandate states at low or high transmission rates, and surges were equivocal. Mask use predicted lower case growth at low, but not high transmission rates. Growth rates were comparable between states in the first and last mask use quintiles adjusted for normalized total cases early in the pandemic and unadjusted after peak Fall-Winter infections. Mask use did not predict Summer 2020 case growth for non-Northeastern states or Fall-Winter 2020 growth for all continental states.”
In other words, actual mask usage did little in the way of slowing the spread of the virus, only being somewhat useful with low transmission rates. Ultimately, this is what the authors found: “Mask mandates and use are not associated with slower state-level COVID-19 spread during COVID-19 growth surges.”
So, as we have known for quite some time, the narrative that masks “save lives” or whatever else is utterly fictitious and they provide seemingly little to no protection from the virus.
However, there are good news for those who do actually get the virus (particularly seeing as 99.9% of people tend to survive it).
A different study, this time from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that “months after recovering from mild cases of COVID-19, people still have immune cells in their body pumping out antibodies against the virus that causes COVID-19. Such cells could persist for a lifetime, churning out antibodies for a while.”
One narrative among the many that came about from this pandemic is that those who get the virus do not get permanent immunity from it. This was a narrative spawned to argue that even those who have had the virus still need to get vaccinated. However, much like the other narratives, this one is also false.
Matter of fact, the study sort of acknowledges this false narrative:
“Last fall, there were reports that antibodies wane quickly after infection with the virus that causes COVID-19, and mainstream media interpreted that to mean that immunity was not long-lived. But that’s a misinterpretation of the data. It’s normal for antibody levels to go down after acute infection, but they don’t go down to zero; they plateau. Here, we found antibody-producing cells in people 11 months after first symptoms. These cells will live and produce antibodies for the rest of people’s lives. That’s strong evidence for long-lasting immunity.”
The study also goes into a more in-depth analysis of how our body fights the virus once we have had it, talking about cells which patrol the bloodstreams for the virus and cells which work in the bone marrow to trickle out antibodies for decades.
This is generally how the body works and why sane people talk about herd immunization outside of vaccinations. Prior to a vaccine being available for public consumption, herd immunization is the best defense against such viruses. Usually, that plan is no longer necessary if there is a vaccine which treats the virus, but we have no such vaccines. We have Chinese coronavirus vaccines, but as we have known for a while, they do not actually treat the virus and, as we have learned from the previous article, have an 11x higher likelihood of killing someone than the virus itself.
So those are two studies which, in a sane world, would put to rest the narratives and ideas that mask mandates/usage are beneficial and that natural immunization is not long-lasting. We see evidence to the contrary for both cases with both of these studies. But as we live in an insane world and those involved in this pandemic are ideologically and/or financially tied to it, there will be those who call these studies “conspiracy theories” as they usually do.
“Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.”
It is no secret that globalist, communist-types in various levels of government have been utterly duping the entire world for the last year and a half, roughly, sharing unscientific models that prophesied a doomsday which never came and running contrary to scientific data which demonstrates the inefficacy of mask-wearing and lockdowns.
So it also shouldn’t come as a surprise that the CDC has been misleading people regarding outdoor infections of the Chinese coronavirus (practically all talk of death rates has disappeared seeing as there is such a great survivability rate for basically everyone).
In late April, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said that fewer than 10% of documented Chinese coronavirus transmission cases, as recorded in numerous studies, can be attributed to outdoor transmission. She used this figure to make the point that data suggests “most of transmission is happening indoors rather than outdoors.”
Now, let me say one thing about this: that number is already pretty decent as it is. Even Walensky was using that number to make the point that there is higher transmission indoors as opposed to outdoors. If less than 10% of cases come from being outdoors, that’s already a good argument against lockdowns and “stay-at-home” orders. And while most states have been on the path towards opening back up, and many already have opened up, there are still some semblances of these limitations which, as we can see, end up burdening those states with worse situations than their more opened counterparts.
But even that 10% figure is considerably higher than what reality demonstrates. Even the NYT reported that this 10% figure is “almost certainly misleading” and that it appears to have at least partly been based on misclassified data from Singapore construction sites.
You see, according to the NYT, a study of 10,926 global Chinese coronavirus transmission cases recorded 95 outdoor cases, all of which were in Singapore construction sites. Now, from those numbers alone, one would find that less than 1% of those nearly 11,000 cases came from outdoor cases. And from another study of 103 total cases of transmission, four were found to have been cases of outdoor transmission, all four of which were in Singapore construction sites, and which culminates to 3.8% outdoor transmission.
However, there is a reason I point out that these are from construction sites: Singapore doesn’t classify cases in construction sites according to outdoors or indoors.
According to the NYT: “The Singapore data originally comes from a government database there. That database does not categorize the construction-site cases as outdoor transmission, Yap Wei Qiang, a spokesman for the Ministry of Health, told [the NYT]. ‘We didn’t classify it according to outdoors or indoors,’ Yap said. ‘It could have been workplace transmission where it happens outdoors at the site, or it could also have happened indoors within the construction site.’”
“As [colleague of NYT writer] did further reporting, he discovered reasons to think that many of the infections may have occurred indoors. At some of the individual construction sites where Covid spread – like a complex for the financial firm UBS and a skyscraper project called Project Glory – the concrete shells for the buildings were largely completed before the pandemic began.”
“Because Singapore is hot year-round, the workers would have sought out the shade of enclosed spaces to hold meetings and eat lunch together… Electricians and plumbers would have worked in particularly close contact.”
So basically, what the CDC had done is overreport the number of possible outdoor transmission cases from data sets which include studies which show not only extremely minimal outdoor cases, but which might not even be considered correct, as such cases came from construction sites and Singapore doesn’t classify transmission from such sites as having occurred either indoors or outdoors.
Naturally, since even the NYT called her out on this attempt to mislead the public, Walensky responded to the report, arguing that the figure was taken from a top-line meta-analysis published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases: “All studies that were included in the systematic review said less than 10% of cases were transmitted outdoors.”
Interestingly, the NYT responded to her response, calling out the misleading nature of such a figure: “Saying that less than 10 percent of Covid transmission occurs outdoors is akin to saying that sharks attack fewer than 20,000 swimmers a year. (The actual worldwide number is around 150.) It’s both true and deceiving.”
The CDC again responded to the NYT, arguing that the 10% figure is just a “conservative estimate” and that there is “limited data on outdoor transmission,” so they choose to err “on the side of protection when it comes to recommending steps to protect health.”
The obvious problem with this argument is that one could very easily use it for just about any other potential risk in the world. One could argue that, because of the potential for being struck by lightning in a given year, it’s better to err on the side of “caution” and stay indoors throughout the year, as technically speaking, there is a less than 10% chance of someone being struck by lightning. In reality, the chances are 0.00008%. Technically less than 10%, but one wouldn’t rationally argue that someone only has a less than 10% chance of being struck by lightning.
Similarly, one might argue that there is a less than 10% chance of dying by falling off the bed. Technically true, but hardly anyone would argue that we should begin sleeping on the floor instead, as reality shows there is only a 0.0005% chance of dying by falling off the bed.
Even though the CDC director is admittedly pushing for the fact that indoor transmission happens more than outdoor transmission (NY Gov. Cuomo was very surprised, recently, when data collected from 113 hospitals showed that 66% of transmission cases came from people who were staying at home; yet another piece of evidence to show how devastatingly incorrect the approach to the pandemic was by many governments), what Walensky is doing ultimately is using misleading at best and deceiving at worst data which make the risk sound worse than it actually is.
Yes, technically, there is a less than 10% chance of transmitting the virus outdoors, but as we discussed earlier, it’s utterly misleading. What is also technically true is that less than 99% of transmission cases come from outdoors, but that makes it look like it’s a borderline death sentence to be outdoors.
So if the CDC plays this fast and loose with figures relating to just outdoor versus indoor transmission cases, I wonder what other data they half-assed and passed on to the public with little regard to its veracity.
As more time goes on, the people who claim we must “trust the science” show that they themselves are utterly untrustworthy.
“The words of his mouth are trouble and deceit; he has ceased to act wisely and do good.”
Did I ever tell you the definition of insanity? It is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result. It is turning on the faucet and expecting Pepsi to come out instead of water. It is throwing a ball high in the air and expecting it to remain there and never return. It is locking down your country again and expecting things to get better and for the virus to just stop existing or stop infecting or killing people.
This is what numerous European nations have opted to do, following a surge in Chinese coronavirus cases.
According to DW News, cases in Germany are at a record high and European nations are implementing new waves of strict, authoritarian and nonsensical lockdowns which will undoubtedly cause whatever economic progress they had been making in recent time to be utterly reversed.
Germany reported 18,681 new cases last Friday, which is the highest-recorded figure in a 24-hour period. As a result, German Chancellor Angel Merkel announced strict lockdown measures set to begin today and are supposed to last for four weeks (though we all know it will actually last longer than that).
DW News reports: “During this period, restaurants, bars, sports and cultural venues will be shuttered and there will be limits to public and private gatherings.”
As far as France goes, it entered a second lockdown last Friday, in which people are confined to an area 1 km from their homes, and require “written permission to leave except for going grocery shopping or attending school.”
Basically, France is treating its citizens like school children, making them require a “hall pass” to leave that 1 km area from their homes, for the most part.
In the UK, it’s not much better, as people are also being forced to largely shutter down, with most businesses being forced to close and people being barred from meeting indoors with people of other households, with police having the authority to break up Christmas dinners (which is still TWO MONTHS out) if officers believe Chinese coronavirus rules are being broken.
I would like to point something out that I briefly talked about in my last article, about the economic boom that we saw in the third quarter of 33.1% annualized GDP growth. In that article, I pointed out how Italy and Spain were at -11.2% and -10.9% from where they were economically pre-pandemic respectively.
I used those two countries because they were the ones worst off. I assume they will follow their fellow European nations in imposing stricter lockdowns if they begin seeing another spike in cases, but my point in general is that these countries absolutely will basically commit economic suicide by locking down even more strictly once again.
France was at -10.6% before this. The UK at -9.7%. Germany at -6.3%. All those numbers will only get worse through more lockdowns which are entirely nonsensical because people shouldn’t be focusing on case numbers, but rather, death numbers. When it comes to those, if the virus were as bad as people act like it is, those numbers would be far higher than they actually are.
Germany has over 500,000 cases but only a little over 10,000 deaths. France has well over a million cases but only around 40,000 deaths. The UK has around a million cases and almost 50,000 deaths. Italy, over 600,000 cases and around 40,000 deaths.
It’s not great by any stretch of the imagination, but it’s not the deadly, plague-like virus that has been advertised, and yet, despite the science and the evidence, they are choosing to lock down again because they are seeing a bit of a resurgence? And do they think the initial lockdown was what helped them out originally that they are going back to that well again?
Poland (granted, it has tens of millions less people than these other countries, but still) has seen over 300,000 cases, which is not good, but only a little over 5,000 deaths. Sweden (another low-population country, but the point is still applicable) has only had a little over 100,000 cases and around 6,000 deaths, with new deaths every day being close to 0. Neither of these countries ever locked down.
“But Freddie, you can’t use low-density countries and compare them to high-density countries to suggest that lockdowns are ineffective.” And that is a fair argument. However, the point that lockdowns don’t help is still awfully applicable.
Instead of comparing low-density countries with high-density countries, how about we compare Sweden with a place that has a comparable population density: the state of Illinois?
Sweden has a population of around 10 million while Illinois has a population of around 12 million. In the following chart, you will find the following:
You can see that Sweden, painted in blue, had quite the spike in the beginning around late March, early April, but after that, it steadily came down. Illinois, painted in orange, also saw a spike around the same time, then another one in June (wonder what happened *ahem* BLM/Antifa nonsense *ahem*), and then it began to tick down and then back up over the last month or so.
Sweden has 586 cumulative deaths per million, +6 since September 18th, while Illinois has 785 cumulative deaths per million, +104 since September 18th.
Sweden never locked down and has developed an immunity to the virus, for the most part. Illinois, under Democrat rule, has tried and failed to contain the virus through similar draconian measures as numerous European nations and things are getting worse and worse for them.
While there are geographical differences between the two government entities, it is clear that Sweden’s and Poland’s decision to not lock down has served them well. They virtually have no need to worry about the virus and their economies are some of the best in recent time. Still not as good as they were before the pandemic hit, but nowhere near as bad as other European nations and they aren’t setting themselves up for years upon years of economic misery.
The vast majority of European nations could take a page out of Sweden’s and Poland’s book in how to handle a virus. You don’t quarantine the healthy. You take appropriate measures that don’t equate to shooting yourself repeatedly in the stomach. You cannot control the virus; you have to be able to live and deal with it.
And that last point is not a “mean” thing to say. We live and deal with all sorts of diseases every day. The Chinese coronavirus is not the world’s first disease. To this day, we do not have a cure or a vaccine for HIV or AIDS and people have learned to live with it, for the most part. Magic Johnson tested positive for HIV 30 years ago and he is still alive, still active (to an extent) and has learned to live with the virus and it thankfully has not developed into AIDS.
It’s not “mean” or “rude” or altogether a negative thing to say we have to deal and live with this virus, because we also have to deal and live with the flu virus, with other versions of the coronavirus, with influenza, with respiratory issues, organ issues, skin issues, bone issues, etc.
It’s a part of life to live with diseases, but the Left has somehow convinced people that this virus is something you can outright beat into non-existence and the way to do this is to give up your basic freedoms in exchange for your “safety”. Biden, in one of the debates, said that you “die” with the virus, to counter Trump’s “live” with the virus. And somehow, that’s a good moment for Biden?
This is a virus which 99.9% of people survive from (and even that is a generous figure), so it’s not a virus most people “die” with. It’s a virus, it’s here, we have to deal with it and live with it. It’s not gonna just magically go away, but a lot of people seem to have deluded themselves into believing some sort of TV or movie plot can happen where the vaccine arrives and everyone takes it and it all works out in the end and we all live happily ever after.
Reality is not kind to such people. We have to learn to live and deal with the virus because the science shows that it’s not even particularly deadly, not more so than other things like the flu. We are accustomed to living with all those other viruses and diseases, but somehow, it is too much to ask people to do the same with a similar virus? What makes the Chinese coronavirus so special that we have to stop everything and lock everything down (which as I just pointed out, does not work)? What makes it so special that we can’t live and deal with it and it is unconscionable to even suggest that people do so?
The fear of the virus is worse than the virus, this much has been perfectly clear to me for a long time. And THAT is what we have to beat, more so than the virus.
But at any rate, I hope that these European countries come to their senses and stop their idiotic lockdowns, or at least, once they have their respective elections, the citizens kick these idiots to the curb in favor of more logical and scientifically-focused leaders (as in, they follow the actual evidence, not what far-Left scientists claim is evidence and science).
“If a ruler listens to falsehood, all his officials will be wicked.”
Behold, brethren, for I bring you good news: The highly historically inaccurate steaming pile of crap that is the 1619 Project has pretty much failed, as New York Times Magazine quietly began to change certain aspects of the essays to gaslight us about its original intention.
You see, originally, the 1619 Project was intended to rewrite this country’s history, arguing that the country’s true founding was not upon the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776, but rather, upon the first slave ship arriving on Virginia’s coast line on August 20th, 1619.
The Project attempted to change the country’s founding to make it not about liberty, but its opposite: Slavery. That it was Africans’ slavery, not Colonists’ liberty, that marked the founding of this country.
The Project declared as much, as its online version’s original text read as follows: “The 1619 Project is a major initiative from The New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.”
“In August of 1619, a ship appeared on this horizon, near Point Comfort, a coastal port in the British colony of Virginia. It carried more than 20 enslaved Africans, who were sold to the colonialists. America was not yet America, but this was the moment it began. No aspect of the country that would be formed here has been untouched by the 250 years of slavery that followed.”
In essence, despite how utterly wrong and not factual this entire enterprise was, the New York Times and the 1619 Project aimed to shift the nation’s founding away from the liberty it was actually founded upon and towards the slavery that BRITISH AND EUROPEAN GLOBAL POWERS brought to the Colonies.
The Project argued many things, none of which were true, among which was the idea that the American Revolution started because the rebels wanted to keep their slaves, supposedly citing The Dunmore Proclamation, which as I have already written in a previous article regarding this pile of garbage of a project, is fundamentally incorrect. No revolutionary was fighting to keep slaves. They weren’t Democrats.
At any rate, like I said in that other article, the Project was nothing more than an attempt at bashing America and indoctrinating children into believing this country’s very foundation is ripe with sin and evil, when it is most definitely not.
But now, after months of historian after historian fact-checking the garbage essays, and after months of pushback for its many inaccuracies, both the creator of the Project and the NYT Magazine have backed off on the claim that 1619 is the nation’s literal founding, though still arguing that the events detailed in the essays are of as much significance to this country as 1776 was.
Now, the Project’s text has taken out any suggestion that 1619 is our “true” founding, editing that part where it said “understanding 1619 as our true founding” entirely out of it, with the text now reading: “It aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.”
The part where it also said: “America was not yet America, but this was the moment it began,” was also edited out, with the text now reading: “It carried more than 20 enslaved Africans, who were sold to the colonists. No aspect of the country that would be formed…” etc. etc.
Even Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of the 1619 Project, has stopped claiming that 1619 was this country’s “true” founding and instead has opted to simply argue that while it’s not this country’s founding, it was still a very significant year. But more than that, instead of simply saying that 1776 is our true founding, not 1619, she is gaslighting people by saying that SHE NEVER CLAIMED 1619 TO BE OUR “TRUE” FOUNDING, WHICH IS UTTERLY UNTRUE.
Not just in the Project’s text itself would you find that to be untrue, but also in Hannah-Jones’ own words. Back when the Project had first been launched, Hannah-Jones specifically said: “I argue that 1619 is our true founding… Also, look at the banner pic in my profile.”
Here is her banner pic:
As you can see, it shows the date “July 4, 1776” being crossed out and “August 20, 1619” in a bigger font size and not crossed out.
She has made every argument she could that 1776 was not our true founding and now, she is lying about what she lied about months ago.
Now, Hannah-Jones argues that “The wording in question never appeared in the 1619 Project text. It appears nowhere in the printed copy… It didn’t appear in my essay nor any of the actual journalism we produced.”
Funny that she would bring up the printed copy, considering that it’s not something that The NYT Magazine can revise and change. Let’s read what it says, shall we?
“It is not a year that most Americans know as a notable date in our country’s history. Those who do are at most a tiny fraction of those who can tell you that 1776 is the year of our nation’s birth. What if, however, we were to tell you that this fact, which is taught in our schools and unanimously celebrated every Fourth of July, is wrong, and that the country’s true birth date, the moment that its defining contradictions first came into the world, was in late August of 1619?... It is the country’s very origin.”
The printed copy itself proves this idiotic woman wrong. The 1619 Project was meant, as I have previously stated, to bash this country and indoctrinate children and people in general into accepting a historically erroneous belief that this country’s founding was not set upon the Founding Fathers’ fight for freedom but upon the arrival of 20 to 30 African slaves on a ship.
It was meant to discredit and delegitimize the very founding of this country and to lead people to the desire to “start anew”, creating a new country in which Leftist, communist ideals would serve as the foundation. It was meant to start a hijacking of this country by the Left.
For those purposes, it clearly has failed. The NYT Magazine would not be editing things and Hannah-Jones would not be gaslighting people about what she said, and has previously proclaimed, if they believed the Project was anywhere close to successful.
This, of course, doesn’t mean that the Left will cease trying to delegitimize the country or argue that the country was founded on racist beliefs. It just means that there is still enough common sense and sanity in this country for a radical Leftist hit-piece aimed at the very founding of this country to sputter and fail.
The Left will still be teaching kids that this country was founded on racism and other crap like that, which is why it’s imperative to pass education reform with patriotic (or, at least, REAL) education.
But we can be happy that, at least for this instance, the Left’s attempt to hijack the very meaning and date of our nation’s founding was so beaten back as to leave people at the New York Times licking their wounds and pretending they didn’t do what they very clearly did.
Now, they will claim the 1619 Project to be not a historical rewriting of our nation but an “origin story” as though this country itself were a work of fiction.
No, deceiving liars, 1619 isn’t an “origin story.” Bruce Wayne witnessing the murder of his parents in a dark alley in Gotham is an origin story. Superman coming from a doomed planet and landing on Earth as a baby is an origin story. They are origin stories because, as the name suggests, they tell the origins of those characters. The arrival of slaves on a ship on the colonies does not mark the origin of this nation. If anything, the settlers arriving and settling in America in 1607 is more of an origin story.
Slavery is not a part of the origin of this nation, because this very nation’s founding is predicated on the liberty of people, who are created equal by God. And as I have said in the past, slavery was a dying practice (helped by the fact that this country banned slave ships from coming in in its early years) that would naturally have gone away had it not been for the invention of the cotton gin, which brought slavery back in droves.
At any rate, the 1619 Project is basically dead. It has failed, even if the people behind it cover their ears and shut their eyes, yelling that “it’s not true! It’s not true!”
The 1619 Project has failed. Hallelujah.
1 Thessalonians 5:21
“But test everything; hold fast what is good.”
To the Left, lying is as natural as breathing. They are pathological liars and often times cannot help but lie in order to save their own behinds. They will lie about big things and small things. They will lie about everything so long as they get their way. Regarding the virus alone, they have already lied about the death numbers in a number of ways, from counting gunshot wounds as COVID deaths to lying about the total number of deaths, with the real number being around 6% of the reported death toll (roughly 10,000).
They are little dictators and this much has been shown for the past few months in particular. However, in Nashville, Tennessee, the mayor of that city is in deep trouble because of the possibility that the city knew, for some time, that bars and restaurants hardly contribute to Chinese coronavirus cases, but they maintained the tyrannical shutdown orders and even intended to keep such knowledge away from the public.
According to The Daily Wire: “A Nashville city council member is accusing Nashville Democrat Mayor John Cooper’s office of concealing low coronavirus outbreak numbers tied to restaurants and bars in the area, claiming that they are ‘fabricating information.’”
Fox 17 News also reported on Wednesday: “The coronavirus cases on lower Broadway may have been so low that the mayor’s office and the metro health department decided to keep it secret.”
The way in which this has been found out is through a series of emails between a senior advisor to the mayor and a health department official. Fox 17 reported: “The discussion involves the low number of coronavirus cases emerging from bars and restaurants and how to handle that and most disturbingly how to keep it from the public. On June 30th, contact tracing was giving a small view of coronavirus clusters. Construction and nursing homes were found to be causing problems with more than a thousand cases traced to each category, but bars and restaurants reported just 22 cases.”
In an email, health department official Leslie Waller asked senior advisor Benjamin Eagles: “This isn’t going to be publicly released, right? Just info for Mayor’s Office?”
Eagle responded with: “Correct, not for public consumption.”
One month after the fact, Tennessean reporter Nate Rau asked the following question to the health department in an email: “The figure you gave of ‘more than 80’ does lead to a natural question: If there have been over 20,000 positive cases of COVID-19 in Davidson and only 80 or so are traced to restaurants and bars, doesn’t that mean restaurants and bars aren’t a big problem?”
Health department official Brian Todd reportedly forwarded the email to five other officials asking how to answer the question. One official responded: “My two cents: We have certainly refused to give counts per bar because those numbers are low per site… We could still release the total though, and then a response to the over 80 could be ‘because that number is increasing all the time and we don’t want to say a specific number.’”
Isn’t this just rich? Seemingly, bars and restaurants reported just 22 cases of the Chinese coronavirus in that particular area of Nashville, but instead of being truthful and showing the right numbers, the local government decided to inflate the numbers a bit (though that “80 cases” is still extremely low and would naturally lead to the kind of question that Rau asked because there would still be no reason to shut down those businesses with those numbers) and lie to everyone about the true number of cases and how little risk there seemingly is from going to bars and restaurants.
What benefit is there to lying to people and shutting down those types of businesses when there is seemingly such a low risk? And don’t tell me: “Well, they said that the numbers were increasing all the time and things could be getting worse, so that’s why they did it.” Really? They prioritized an area that yielded low cases over areas where there was more risk? That would be like sitting in a car in front of a minefield, looking at alternative paths, finding one that is fairly rocky, and deciding that the rocky road is anywhere close to as dangerous as the minefield.
That is, of course, if we assume these people to be acting in good faith, which I do not trust that they are. The Left loves dictatorships and will attempt to become one at every given chance. This was proven by Cuomo, Newsom, Whitler, and now, by the government in Nashville.
They didn’t shut down the businesses because they yielded a lot of Chinese coronavirus cases or because they were at great risk of doing so. And even if they did it for these reasons at one point, the data came back that it was largely safe to open them back up, and still chose not to do it and chose to keep this a secret from the public.
They shut the whole thing down because THEY COULD. More importantly, because they know that a heavily-dampened economy would be bad news for Trump come November. With a rebounding economy, Trump’s chances of reelection also rebound. The Left doesn’t want that to happen, so certain sacrifices (yours) must be made. Your business must be shut down, unless a local government official with a “D” next to their name wants to use your services. You must risk being furloughed or your job being lost entirely or your business shutting down permanently (60% of them so far will) for the benefit of the Communist, I mean, Democrat Party.
And the people cannot be made aware of this because that would, obviously, cause an uproar in the local area, which they would rather avoid. The Left in Nashville would rather quietly put a pillow over the head of small businesses and suffocate them quietly, rather than let people know how much of a monumental failure (at best) they are.
Now, you could be thinking: “Well, how do we know if these emails are legit? They could have been faked by some right-winger trying to get Democrats in trouble.” Fair question. They could be fake. But they have been verified as real by a city council member.
City Councilmember Steve Glover reportedly asked a government attorney to verify if the emails were real and the attorney responded: “I was able to get verification from the Mayor’s Office and the Department of Health that these emails are real.”
Glover, upon discovering this, accused the Mayor’s Office and the Department of Health of “fabricating information. They’ve blown their entire credibility. It’s gone, I don’t trust a thing they say going forward… nothing.”
He added: “We raised taxes 34 percent and put hundreds, literally thousands of people out of work that are now worried about losing their homes, their apartments, etc., and we did it on bogus data. That should be illegal!”
Fox 17 News concluded in their report: “Again, we weren’t told by the mayor’s office this wasn’t true. We were told to file a Freedom of Information Act request. Which allows us now to ask the question: why are you keeping this from us? Why would you even want to? It’s just the real numbers and what could possibly be an honorable motive?”
Any government official who acts in good faith would want to let the public know whether some activity would be safe, particularly if it helps alleviate some economic stress and allows jobs to return and businesses to open. If the data says that something is relatively safe, a good faith government official will act accordingly and allow it. At the very least, he would tell the people this bit of good news in a time when there seems to hardly be any.
What conclusion, then, can we draw from the fact that the government officials in Nashville did not tell anyone this, did not deliver those numbers, that data, or the good news, and did not act according to the data presented, opening things back up? Naturally, the conclusion reached is that these are not government workers acting in good faith. They are not public officials who are interested in serving the public.
These are mini-dictators, holding on to whatever power they can keep for however long they can keep it. Seemingly, the idea is that if Biden wins, “the virus will just go away.” This could mean easing (some) restrictions, but no communist ever gives up power so easily. They have it. They will keep it until they no longer can.
They look upon China, North Korea, Cuba, and Venezuela with both adoration and envy, wishing they could wield the power those in government in those countries can. That is as close to absolute power as people can reach and these American dictators want as much of that kind of power as they can get, U.S. Constitution and civil liberties and rights be damned.
The worst part is that they deceive themselves into believing they are doing something “for the greater good”. They believe themselves to be the good guys when they suffocate small businesses into permanently closing. “There is a dangerous virus out there!” they repeat to themselves to justify the injustices they commit against the people that elected them.
This is why it’s so important to kick Democrats and Leftists out of whatever office they hold. I don’t think there has ever been another time in American history when the Left has more deserved to be utterly defeated and humiliated, to the point where they would be thrown into the ash heap of history. And I’m not just talking about their response to the virus. I’m talking about their hatred for the very institutions which keep us safe and free. I’m talking about the corruption they have shown in the past decade alone, trying to undermine and sabotage an administration they vehemently disagree with. I’m talking about their promotion of ABSOLUTE FILTH in the form of a film that is borderline child pornography.
The modern Left is so comically perverse you would think they came straight out of a fiction book where the bad guys are clearly evil and there is no depth to their character. They have demonstrated, time and time again, how utterly unfit, AT BEST, they are to run a lemonade stand, let alone an entire world superpower.
If it weren’t for the Left’s clear attempts at cheating this election, I honestly would not be surprised if Trump ended up winning all 50 states, the Left is that detestable and hated.
I do hope, however, that whatever cheating they try to pull off will so backfire as to make the 1984 election appear to be a fairly close contest.
God knows the Left deserves such a catastrophic fate.
“A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will perish.”
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