Thursday, June 3, 2021

Thoughts after a day reminiscing on Fauci's emails


Having studied advanced mathematics and statistics, the first indication that something in the COVID narrative was way off was the Imperial College Model indicating that 2 million Americans would die if no mitigation measures were taken.   This was, is, and always will be a bogus prediction - it's TWICE the annual all cause deaths.  That Fauci and Birx paraded this model onto the mainstream media as the logic behind lockdown was all I needed to know to oppose this charade.  In light of Fauci's emails being released though, there are some other observations.

He ran the NIAID like it was his personal kingdom.   The emails indicate very little delegation of tasks, aside from scheduling his many media appearances.   If something had to be done, it came through him.  Indeed there was even an email from a German Company looking to get their mRNA vaccine candidate approved that Fauci ignored.  He has financial interests in the Moderna vaccine.

It's also apparent that he knew better - on every topic.  Asymptomatic spread, masks, lockdown, natural immunity, etc.  I might argue that his co-authorship of the very popular Harrisons Principles of Internal Medicine - used in every US Medical School is questionable.   That book contradicts everything he has said at one point or another throughout this past year.   Indeed, he has even contradicted himself at every turn.

The emails show a thoroughly compromised individual with political and financial interests to take advantage of.   It would be wise to consider all of the other departments in the US Government to be equally as compromised.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Fauci's FOIA emails and the sudden discovery of the fall guy


Deborah Birx's scalp was claimed by reporting her hypocrisy and thereby forcing her into an early government retirement and through the revolving door to an easy and lucrative private sector job with a Dallas based company named Active Pure.  But COVID-mania can't end without claiming the largest scalp; without having a fall guy for all of the economic and social destruction done.  Who better for that than the original architect of the lockdowns - Anthony Fauci?

The Washington Post filed a FOIA request to recover Fauci's emails.  After receiving them, they sat on the emails for many months, but now that the narrative has shifted, and COVID-mania needs to end, the emails have been released, and people are uncovering Fauci's attempts to protect his own interests rather than those of the citizens.

The Wuhan Lab Leak

When this theory came out back at the start of COVID-mania, I was less inclined to believe it.  Regardless of the origin of the virus, my struggle was against lockdown-ism and the silly NPI behaviors that were destroying society en masse.  But now that lockdown-ism is fading, it's time to explore in more details the origins and underlying criminality of those associated with lockdown-ism.

First up an email discussing that the genome appears to NOT be consistent with evolutionary theory, and has rather been engineered:

And an email implying that the Gain of Function work on the Bat Coronaviruses had been completed prior to the Obama Administration pause on gain of function research:

An email discussing that the outbreak had likely occurred in November and warning that China is blatantly lying about their numbers.  Fauci dismisses it as "too long to read"

Collusion to censor "mis"-information
Remember that the lab-leak was initially labelled as misinformation by Twitter, Facebook, social media, and all of the mainstream media.   Of course, now things are different, and it's not misinformation, and now allowed on Facebook et. al.   This change should read that it is now acceptable to the main media narrative to allow discussion of the lab leak, hopefully to finally implicate Fauci, and remove him from our lives; to live out his retirement in a lucrative private sector job for having served his purpose.

The takeaway from the email below is that Mark Zuckerberg is offering to give Fauci a platform to combat misinformation.  A simple question though should be, "What if Fauci is the one spreading misinformation?"  

Fauci is already famous for his 60 minutes interview where he stated (correctly) that healthy people do not need to be out in the community wearing masks.

He is also famous for his blasé dismissal that his position on masks during the interview was in order to stop citizens from buying masks so health care providers would have adequate supply.

And let's not forget later on - when mask supply was no longer an issue - Wear Two!

Maybe, just maybe there's an email where he states his opinion on them to another "expert", not just the media:

Sylvia Burwell  was an Health and Human Services Secretary under the Obama Administration officially in charge of the Ebola and Zika pandemic responses.   She also served as an EVP and COO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.   One would think she might be aware of the several decades of randomized controlled trials showing that masks do not actually work to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses in that position. 

Here's an email discussing these RCT's and the lack of evidence they do anything:

Unfortunately for us, mask-mania took off shortly after this and Fauci - the political operative that he is - sailed the political winds.

Asymptomatic Spread
Let's not forget that probably the largest contributing factor to mask-mania was the idea that Asymptomatic Carriers - previously known as healthy people - were major drivers of disease spread.  This idea was contradicted by Maria Van Kerkhove at the W.H.O., who due to political pressure was forced to walk back her statement.

Fauci's thoughts were - again correctly - that Asymptomatic Carriers (read: Healthy People) are not major drivers of disease spread.

Shockingly, or maybe not so schockingly, Fauci also appears to be innumerate in basic understanding of Epidemiology.    In the email below he confuses the IFR (Infection Fatality Ratio) of Influenza with the initial CFR (Case Fatality Ratio) of COVID.

It's an interesting note that the W.H.O. also made a similar error at the beginning of the Pandemic, citing a CFR of 3.4% for COVID, and comparing it to the IFR of Influenza at <1%.  (Source)

The W.H.O. would later to be forced to have to accept Stanford's John Ioannidis's report - showing a median IFR of 0.27%.  Importantly, the IFR of those under 70 years of age was 0.05% - less than that of Influenza and exactly why the Great Barrington and 2019 pandemic planning should have occurred rather than lockdown. 

Finishing thoughts
The number of businesses and livelihoods that Fauci and co. interrupted and destroyed is enormous.  The true financial implications of the lockdowns are only now beginning to show up via price inflation, shortages, rampant unemployment, and vast potential for an eviction and foreclosure crisis, among other things.   

Will the food price inflation cause a new Arab Spring in the same fashion it did in the 2010s?  Will the removal of the generous unemployment benefits lead to more economic destruction or will those unemployed people be able to find work?  But the biggest question I have, is still "Why has everyone just accepted these interventions into our lives?"  I suspect I'll be pondering that question still for some time.

In the meantime, it's nice to see some well deserved pressure directed at one of the most evil people there is - Anthony Fauci.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

The world is now safe

After several studies, this still won't stop COVID, and no one was a super spreader. 

W.H.O ends racism by re-naming virus variants

Breitbart reports that the W.H.O is debuting a new system for naming Coronavirus variants, basing the new system off of the Greek Alphabet.

They believe that rather than referring to the variants as the "British" or "South African" variants that they will avoid the "stigmatizing and discriminatory" practice of naming pathogens by their origin - which might actually convey relevant information.  The new system is relayed below:

They have a handy yes/no indicator for whether or not vaccines work on the variant listed.  This marker of course won't be abused at all to sell vaccine boosters, hopefully of at least fully approved vaccines.  Bear in mind that the transmissibility and immune evasiveness columns are based fully on models, and only loosely on observed empirical data.

I may have been willing to think these modelers had an idea of what they are doing were it not for literally all of last year.

The new system appears to be a way of making existing viruses appear scarier than they are, especially given that each new "variant" can be only a single genetic marker off of the original.  The ability to measure these things is quite phenomenal, however, the precedent has been set that each new variant - especially vaccine resistant ones (as measured by models) may result in business and life destroying restrictions until vaccination.   

Indeed, despite vaccination, we now see Australia and China returning to lockdown.

Inflation Nation: Gas Prices for Memorial Day


As the Coronavirus lockdowns fade away and sanity returns to the world,  the impact of the lockdowns is still being felt, and of course, denied by the Biden Administration.  The Huffington Post reports

The White House on Friday tried to assuage Americans’ concerns about rising gas prices ahead of Memorial Day weekend, saying gas prices have “stabilized” and are “well in line with what they’ve been in recent decades.”

The average cost nationally for a gallon of unleaded gas is now $3.04, according to the American Automobile Association ― the highest it’s been in seven years.

The article describes several factors leading to the rise in prices: The trucker shortage (due to high unemployment payments), increasing demand (demand returning to pre-pandemic normal levels), and notably leaves out the increase in money supply the Federal Reserve has injected into the system the past year.

Crude Oil was up 3.5% this morning. 

Monday, May 31, 2021

The depersonalization of the cult of COVIDmania


As COVIDmania is wrapping up, I have spent all year looking for a resource - a study - anything that would have gone into detail about the mechanisms that had certain people responding in the way they have to the COVID propaganda.   Certainly there has been a psychiatric study or exploration done, and after a year, I believe I've found it:   The Rape of the Mind by Joost Meerloo.  From the excerpt:

It is Dr. Meerloo’s position that through pressure on the weak points in men’s makeup, totalitarian methods can turn anyone into a “traitor.” And in The Rape of the Mind he goes far beyond the direct military implications of mental torture to describing how our own culture unobtrusively shows symptoms of pressurizing people’s minds. He presents a systematic analysis of the methods of brainwashing and mental torture and coercion, and shows how totalitarian strategy, with its use of mass psychology, leads to systematized “rape of the mind.” He describes the new age of cold war with its mental terror, verbocracy, and semantic fog, the use of fear as a tool of mass submission and the problem of treason and loyalty, so loaded with dangerous confusion.

I'm about half way through the book, and it covers many of the thoughts I have already had, that the repetition of the propaganda - endless cycles of mantras like "Stay Home, Stay Safe", "Wear the d*mn mask", "We're in this together", etc are often enough to beat down even the intellectuals who resisted the initial waves of the propaganda.   I myself know several doctors who have recommended wearing cloth face coverings to protect against COVID - something I think they will embarrassed by in due time.  One quote of interest from the book though:

"Why has all this happened to me?"  Their need for a sense of direction , for a feeling of purpose and meaning was unsatisfied, and hence they could not maintain their personalities.  They let themselves go in what psychopathology calls a depersonalization syndrome, a general feeling of having lost complete control of themselves and their own existence.  What Pavlovian conditioning can do in applying artificial confusion, can be done too by one shocking experience.  "For what?" they asked themselves.  "What is the meaning of all this suffering?"  And gradually they sank dully into that paralyzed state of semi-oblivion we call depression: the self destructive needs take over.

If the shocking experience - the initial lockdown and resulting economic devastation - was not enough to convert many people, the Pavlovian repetition - the bell-ringing of all of the social distancing signs, the plastic barriers, and finally the masks, over and over again, everywhere one went, was enough to convert the vast majority of everyone else.  

It also explains the strange shuffle the masked masses had.  Why they wouldn't make eye contact.  Why they wouldn't even stop to joke or make basic conversation.  Why some of them glared at and even attacked the non-participants.  

For some the suffering itself became their purpose.  


COVID Confessions


Excellent Twitter thread with many personal anecdotes related to how people felt at the start of COVID-mania and some things to think about as normalcy slowly returns:

There was a moment at the beginning in March of 2020 where I heard someone coughing, and began to feel anxious and nervous that I might get sick.  That feeling was enough for me to consider exploring in more depth why I felt that way.

That led to exploring the Imperial College model when it came out projecting 2 million deaths without lockdown.  That was enough information to quickly realize that the projections were bogus.  2 million deaths is roughly twice the normal number of deaths in any given year in the USA.  It would be a tremendous disaster for that to happen. 

To my regret, the next model I found was the IMHE model, which also has been wrong more than not.  At the time though (March - May 2020), that didn't stop me from sending that model to friends as a better model than the Imperial College model.  

It became clear shortly after that, that the IMHE "scientists" were simply picking factors for mask efficiency, lockdown, etc in order to fit their model, and these assumptions changed vastly from one model release to another.  I'm thankful that I found the people at PANDA and the Great Barrington Declaration to help shape my thoughts further.

I am still shocked at the events of the last year.  The constitutional implications and the psychological effects the lockdowns and fear mongering have had on many of my friends.   This twitter thread was cathartic, and I hope it helps people realize that it's OK to give up lockdownism in favor of liberty.

Tribute to Robert Wenzel


In 2007, Ron Paul stood on a debate stage and discussed the concept of blowback.  He was attacked by Rudy Guliani and rather than back down, he chose to stand his ground and further explain the concept of blowback.

This was a seminal moment in my life.  It led to me getting caught up in the Ron Paul Revolution in 2007 and later in 2011 as well.   I began reading every libertarian book or blog I could find.  Of those there were four that really stood out to me and became daily required reading or listening:, and Robert Wenzel's Economic Policy Journal & Target Liberty.

I put off signing up for the EPJ Daily Alert for many years, until the COVID crisis, and I regret that I didn't sign up earlier for it.  The economic wisdom shared in those daily newsletters was always something I looked forward to reading every day and discussing the concepts in them as though I myself was an expert.

Robert Wenzel's blogs were my favorite daily reads, often checked first thing in the morning, or very late at night.  He was always on point, and his passing is a tremendous loss to the liberty movement as well as personally.  There is a vast hole in my daily reading, and as a result, I'm inspired to create my own liberty blog, where I hope to do justice to some of the things I've learned from Mr. Wenzel over the last 13 years.

RIP Robert Wenzel