The COVID narrative is cracking
(Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The (Great) Tower of Babel, 1560s)
The wind has actually shifted.
It seems that the official set of coronadoom narratives are budging under the weight of the countless inconsistencies and contradictions from which they are spun.
It’s not just that what we knew since the beginning is coming to the fore, i.e. that deaths were extremely overcounted, that ICU occupancy was never actually an issue anywhere in the West, or that case numbers were inflated by a completely nonsensical testing regime.
It’s not only that masks don’t work or that “lockdowns” could never have been a meaningful countermeasure to the spread of a highly infectious respiratory virus. Or the curious case of Africa’s absent pandemic.
Now it’s also increasingly being affirmed that the “vaccines” are almost entirely useless aside from symptom reduction and come with a long list of arguably severe drawbacks, such as (mild) myocarditis or (mild) death, especially in young men. That they don’t stop the spread of the dreaded killer virus (which was their sole selling point and the reason Moderna’s stock is up more than 1100% since the beginning of 2020) which renders their mass deployment nonsensical and counterproductive.
This obviously also undercuts the rationale for the digital health and surveillance IDs which supposedly are absolutely necessary to get vaccination coverage from 80% to somewhere over 90% so we don’t all die a horrible death.
The window of acceptable discourse now includes the inference that we’ve just buried liberal democracy under some sort of medicalized corporate authoritarianism, and that the political class all over the West is an entirely useless set of consent managers with almost no agency or capacity for critical analysis in support of “their” constituents.
And an important fraction of visible pundits and columnists of the MSM are actually following suit. It’s not just the editors of The Lancet or the BMJ voicing their concerns over the appalling disconnect between actual science and policy, we have mainstream financial journalists questioning vaccine profiteering and repudiating covid restrictions and vaccine mandates.
In a completely astonishing article, even the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal is rejecting “the lockdown consensus” and the way it was foisted upon us through manipulation and propaganda, indirectly favouring the Great Barrington Declaration.
Who saw that coming?
To be sure, the official corona narrative can probably be saved, if that’s deemed necessary. And an important question is of course whether or not it has served its various purposes and can be dispensed with by now. The money has been made, and the digital IDs are almost rooted while the rationale for them can be bolstered in a hundred different ways.
All of this notwithstanding, we now have a significant momentum in this ebbing and flowing digital mêlée, and we need to pile on hard at this particular juncture. We must use this opening to further the debate and seed the truth in our various contexts and situations. Those of us with connections or positions in the mainstream media have a critical opportunity to actually make a dent in this thing, and people in academia and research may actually find traction with strategically posed questions.
But the most important work is, as always, to be done in the face-to-face connections of everyday life. In responding to the doubts and fears of a harried people who are ripe and ready to rediscover their own critical faculties and their own cognitive independence.
This is a long war, however one looks at it. We either face a dark age in every sense of the word, or we must reform society down to its basic foundations. We need to refashion science and anchor it in truth, skepticism and honest communication. We need a new media that’s more than propaganda and the reproduction of ideology; an education at the opposite end of industrial factory schooling; and a thorough overhaul of our political institutions, rendering them primarily a reflection of the informed popular will at the local level.
Yeah, that’s an iffy proposition at best, which is going to take generations. And it’s not going to happen apart from a renewed morality and an eye towards the transcendent - and a truly international democratization of resources and the means of production. But I see no other options.
And this is just a breach in a battle, however important. The newfangled authoritarianism of the covidian cult is certainly malleable, being able to morph and regroup in relation to whatever other sort of emergency one might imagine.
Hell, now that Fauci is getting thrown under the bus, why not even use the vaccine damages as justification for an intrusive digital health surveillance? How will you know if you have PoSsIbLy LeThAl subclinical myocarditis or brain inflammation unless you wear a health bracelet and are constantly being analyzed by AI?
So we can’t rest on our laurels here. Not when we’ve got none.
When people listen to you, don't you know it means a lot?
'Cause you've got to work so hard for everything you've got
Can't rest on your laurels now
Not when you've got none
You'll find yourself in a gutter
Right back where you came from
Someone told me being in the know is the main thing
We all need the security that belonging brings
Can't stand on your own in these times
Against all the odds
You’ll just fall behind like all the other sods