“He that takes truth for his guide, and duty for his end, may safely trust to God’s providence to lead him aright.” – Blaise Pascal. "There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily" – George Washington letter to Edmund Randolph — 1795. We live in a “post-truth” world. According to the dictionary, “post-truth” means, “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.” Simply put, we now live in a culture that seems to value experience and emotion more than truth. Truth will never go away no matter how hard one might wish. Going beyond the MSM idealogical opinion/bias and their low information tabloid reality show news with a distractional superficial focus on entertainment, sensationalism, emotionalism and activist reporting – this blogs goal is to, in some small way, put a plug in the broken dam of truth and save as many as possible from the consequences—temporal and eternal. "The further a society drifts from truth, the more it will hate those who speak it." – George Orwell “There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.” ― Soren Kierkegaard
What is truly amazing is how the mainstream media is so intent upon just accepting whatever Bill Gates says and his entire agenda without the slightest bit of investigation. They just hate Trump so intensely that they do not care what the agenda is behind Gates’ global assault on the economy, arguing we will never be safe 100% without his vaccine, and his insistence of vaccinating the entire world.
None of the mainstream media seem to even think this is a wild agenda. All they have to do is look at Gates’ father and his elitist view of eugenics which drove him to be the head of Planned Parenthood. Why will nobody in the media even look into the subject? Do they assume they are one of the chosen few that are in the elite class with Gates? Do they not care that the entire eugenics movement of the Progressive Era was outright racist? …
It was Gates to [sic] called together a group of Billionaires to sell his concerns about reducing the population in 2009. While we know that was the topic, nobody wants to talk about details. This entire Coronavirus scam is part of his end-goal to control the population. It was even Gates who has funded remote control birth-control by implanting chips into women. Then Gates will be able to turn on and off births according to whatever criteria he desires like a TV with remote control. That will lead to only one place – required permission and permits to even have children.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Thursday sparred with CNN’s resident jackass Jim Acosta over fact-checking.
On Tuesday Twitter added a fake fact-check to President Trump’s tweet on mail-in voting scandals and serial liar Jim Acosta thought it was the right thing to do.
Jim Acosta began by arguing that President Trump should be fact-checked by far-left Twitter overlords.
“This president has made so many false and misleading statements that you know has put fact-checkers to work across the world…he’s uttered some 18,000 false and misleading statements, according to the Washington Post,” Acosta said.
“There is no one that should be fact checked more than the mainstream media that has been continually wrong about a number of things,” Kayleigh McEnany said.
Kayleigh McEnany blasted Acosta by listing several fake ‘Trump-Russia’ stories pushed out by CNN and ABC News.
“If anyone needs to be fact-checked, I think it needs to be the media,” she added.
Repent and do the things you did at first.
(Revelation 2:5, NIV)
Robert Murray McCheyne lived to be only twenty-nine, but he shook Scotland for God. One day a minister visited his church. Anxious to know “the secret of his success,” he asked the sexton to show him the great preacher’s study. When they got there, the sexton said, “Sit in this chair!” Hesitantly, the visitor sat down. On the desk before him was an open Bible. Then the old Scotsman said, “Now drop your head on that book and weep, for that’s what Robert Murray McCheyne always did before he preached!”
Has your love for God grown cold? In The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis, the devil instructs his nephew Wormwood on how to tempt people. He tells him, “I, the devil, will always see to it that there is a bad person. Your job, my dear Wormwood, is to provide me with the people who do not care.” Jesus warned us about being apathetic. He acknowledged our hard work, our doctrinal purity, but then He said, in essence, “You’re just going through the motions, but you don’t really love Me anymore” (Revelation 2:1–6). What’s His prescription? “Turn around! Repent and do the things you did at first!”
Do you need to spend time talking to the Lord about this today?
Former FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr joined Lou Dobbs on Thursday to weigh in on President Trump’s executive order on Social Media targeting.
Brendan Carr cheered the President for stepping in and warning the social media giants their far left censorship will no longer be tolerated.
Brendan Barr: Since the 2016 election the far left has jumped from hoax to hoax to hoax to explain how it lost the election to President Trump at the ballot box. One thing they’ve done is looked to social media platforms. They put pressure on them for the crime in their view of staying neutral in the 2016 election. And they’re committed to not letting these platforms stay neutral in the run-up of 2020. So this step by President Trump shines a light on some of that activity and tees up some steps that can be taken.
In 2017 the far left Soros connected Media Matters sent out a document titled, “Democracy Matters: Strategic Plan for Action,” on their 2017 to 2020 plan to defeat President Trump and Republicans.
The Media Matters plan included working with the tech giants: Facebook, Twitter and Google to censor and silence conservative voices and platforms.
Democrats and their allied in Big Tech know conservatives were able to freely communicate before the 2016 election and get around the lies of the mainstream media.
So Democrats put together a plan to silence conservative voices.
Today conservatives are regularly blocked, banned and censored by the far left elites at Facebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube and others.
President Trump’s move today to confront far left social media giants is a huge step in preserving our God-given rights as Americans.
This afternoon President Trump held a press availability in the oval office answering questions from the media as he signed an executive order [Available Here] directing the prevention of on-line censorship in social media platforms.
The president was joined by Attorney General Bill Barr, and both leaders delivered remarks and answered questions from the media. [Video Below, Transcript to Follow]
[Read Executive Order Here] – In the periphery of this executive action there are indications, and a widespread expectation, the DOJ is close to filing an antitrust lawsuit against Google Inc and their affiliated companies. There is a strong possibility the controlling ideology of ‘big tech’ is about to merge with legal action by the DOJ.
The DOJ action has not yet happened, but there are signals it is very close. There have been visible signals, subtle but visible, that the DOJ was/is about to move on a massive (the biggest in history) antitrust lawsuit against Google and all affiliates.
The issue will not necessarily surface as most would think; via a bias based on conservative -vs- leftist ideology in content manipulation; though those underlying aspects are a part of the larger underpinning we will soon see surface.
Antitrust lawsuits, writ large, are based on “prices”, “costs”, and net “financial” distortions caused by corporations not competing based on open commerce. “Antitrust” in it’s structural form is based on costs and the manipulation of prices. Essentially, controlled commerce.
In the digital sphere the targeted firms have not opened themselves to liability based on ideology; but rather Google, all subsidiaries and alliances, have opened themselves to antitrust violations through the manipulation and control of financial benefit.
Demonitization of digital platform content providers, in combination with Google’s control of almost all ad revenue in the digital space, is what has opened the door for DOJ intervention based on antitrust laws.
This happens because the content being generated on these controlled platforms is being arbitrarily valued by the media company, not the free market. Devaluing certain content they are ideologically opposed to creates consumer distortions.
Underpinning that revenue control is the ideological nature of the content provider. However, for the purpose of antitrust lawsuits, that motive is irrelevant.
The methods, practices and purposeful control of value; through collusion of corporate interest specific to a planned and organized effort to control monetary benefit; is the part of their activity that is quantifiable, discoverable, easily provable, and ultimately unlawful.
The financial distortion of internet commerce is the crack in the Big Tech stranglehold that affords the DOJ the opportunity to step in. Google (and all subsidiaries) will lose on the substance of their defense because ultimately their business practice has resulted in, and arguably they have engaged in, price fixing.
It will take time, but eventually they will settle; and there will likely be a massive financial settlement in addition to a negotiated Consent Decree. Within the CD terms, we may even see a break-up.
The antitrust action is only tangentially related to the current POTUS confrontation with Twitter and big tech social media based on ideological lines. However, it is easy to see how the two issues will merge. The monetary distortions are based on ideology.
As soon as the DOJ takes action Silicon Valley will hold an even larger self-interest in the 2020 election outcome; and they will respond accordingly.
And after the second veil, the tabernacle, which is called the holiest of all.—Heb. 9:3.
The veil of separation between the two tabernacles, no doubt, typified Christ’s body, which, in the moment of his death, by an invisible hand, was torn in twain from the top to the bottom, thereby intimating that now all separation was removed, and true believers were permitted to enter, by the blood of Jesus, into the presence of God, he having obtained eternal redemption for them. The second, or inner sanctuary, had several very interesting particulars, by way of distinction, belonging to it. The veil of separation, under the Jewish dispensation, intimated, that it was impossible for any to draw nigh to God, but by a mediator. When Jesus threw down the separation, and opened a new and living way by his blood, access was obtained to God in Christ; and Jesus, first for himself, and then for his people, led the way into the holy of holies. The veil of separation set forth how man was separated by sin; by the injury done to God’s holiness, and by the natural emnity of his own heart. But when Jesus came, and put away sin, by the sacrifice of himself, restored that which he took not away, gave to God his glory, restored to man God’s image, and took away the carnal mind, by making the heart of stone a heart of flesh, then it was that the veil of separation was for ever taken away, and the kingdom of heaven opened to all believers. My soul! what saith thine experience to these things? If the veil be removed, and thou art entered in, through Jesus, thy forerunner, then hast thou seen, and known, and felt, and enjoyed, the glory of Him, whom those things shadowed; and art rejoicing in Him, as the Lord thy righteousness. And art thou entered within the veil? Art thou resting upon Jesus, having cast anchor within the veil? Surely, then, Jesus is precious, his love is precious, his grace is precious; yea, every thing in him is precious. And then, by and by, all remaining clouds will be removed, and him whom thou seest now by faith, thou shalt see face to face, and know, even as thou art known. Precious Lord Jesus! take away all remaining darkness, ignorance, unbelief, and whatever comes in the way of clear views of thee, and the enjoyment of thee; and let the covering which is cast over all people, and the blackness over all faces, be done away in the full enjoyment of thee, in grace here, and in glory to all eternity! Amen.
Your grace, Lord God, that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching me that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, I should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of my great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for me, that He might redeem me from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works. I, according to Your promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. Therefore, looking forward to these things, I will be diligent to be found by You in peace, without spot and blameless.
Christ was offered once to bear my sins. To those like me who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation. And I will say in that day: “Behold, this is my God; I have waited for Him, and He will save me. This is the Lord; I have waited for Him; I will be glad and rejoice in His salvation.”
I await Christ’s coming! He who is King of kings and Lord of Lords shall reign forever! Hallelujah!
Philippians 3:20; Titus 2:11–14; 2 Peter 3:13–14; Hebrews 9:28; Isaiah 25:9
And how doth the vine grow? Why, in those soils that are favourable to it, vines are not erect like trees, neither are they fixed, as we do our vines, against walls; but the vine creeps along upon the ground, and rests its tender stalk and branches upon the nearest prop that will stay it. And, my soul, is it not so with the believer that wholly leans upon Jesus, and throws the arms of faith wholly upon Him, as the staff, and stay, and support of all confidence? And there is another property of the vine which carries with it a striking resemblance to the believer, namely, the tenderness of its nature, and danger to which it is exposed. How very weak, and poor, and frail, and helpless is the child of God! What can a believer perform in himself? And what an host of foes is he exposed to! Corruption within, and the enemy on every side, make his case truly like the vine, exposed to the wild beast, and nipping winds, and storms, which every moment threaten to destroy it. And there is a third particularity by which both are known. While flourishing, to what an extensive length will the vine throw out her branches, and what an abundance of fruit will it bear! And doth not the believer, in this sense, grow as the vine, when, from being ingrafted in Jesus, and nourished by him, and from him, his fruit being found, sends forth the graces and fruits of the Spirit, and brings forth some thirty, some sixty, and some an hundred fold? And, to mention no more, what a likeness is there between the dry, unpromising stick of the vine, and the lifeless and unpromising appearance of the believer! As Jesus himself, when upon earth, was like a root out of a dry ground, so all his followers now are men every where wondered at. Precious Jesus! thou glorious Vine of thy church! cause me to be so united to thee, as a branch in thee, the one heavenly Plant thy Father hath planted, that in thee my fruit may be found; that I may be perpetually receiving fresh communications from thee, and living upon thee, and to thee, and rejoicing in thee, the Source and Fountain of all that is gracious here, and the everlasting Spring of glory, happiness, and joy, that shall be hereafter.
Intelligence officials who made noise about problems with the investigation into Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia were silenced or had their warnings ignored, a top former intelligence official said.
“In the Russian collusion investigation, early on there were people who raised red flags. And many of those people were silenced or their words classified and put away,” Richard Grenell, who served as acting director of national intelligence (DNI) for several months this year, said Wednesday.
What happened is “an outrage” and “we have to fix it,” he added, referring to the growing body of evidence showing malfeasance during the collusion probe.
Grenell declassified a number of documents while overseeing the U.S. intelligence community, including a list of people who requested in late 2016 or early 2017 the deanonymizing of retired Lt. Gen Michael Flynn, Trump’s incoming national security adviser.
Asked if it was possible that President Barack Obama had no idea of what was going on, Grenell said, “There is no possible way that it wasn’t known inside the White House, and that multiple layers of people knew about this.”
He also expressed disbelief over Obama administration officials saying under oath that they knew of no evidence of collusion, conspiracy, or cooperation between Trump’s campaign and Russia but said otherwise in appearances on television.
“When you read the transcripts like I did and you see what was classified and put away and then you actually see what you alluded to, individuals who are under oath say, ‘I see nothing, I see no collusion, there’s nothing, there’s not one thing that I see,’ and then I see those people on television saying the opposite, it angers me as a citizen of this country,” he said.
The transcripts of the appearances behind closed doors before lawmakers years ago were recently made public due to a push from Grenell.
One transcript showed Sally Yates, a high-level Department of Justice official, saying Obama informed her and other top officials that he knew of details from a phone call between Flynn and Sergey Kisylak, a Russian ambassador, leaving her stunned.
That Jan. 5, 2017 meeting also included, according to varying accounts, then-National Security Adviser Susan Rice, then-FBI Director James Comey, and then-Vice President Joe Biden.
Grenell said the intelligence he viewed while acting DNI, including some information that hasn’t been made public yet, shows that some officials “tried to utilize arms of the U.S. government to weaponize what they wanted to happen, a political weapon in this process,” Grenell said.
“As much as I think it’s just a few bad apples, there’s also a culture of what I would say middle management that looks the other way,” he added, criticizing a culture that makes it difficult for outsiders to enter.
Grenell was made acting DNI in February, replacing outgoing director Joseph Maguire.
Grenell called for intelligence officials to “come clean and let the public realize the mistakes that were made.”
Americans won’t believe in intelligence agencies unless their reputations are improved, and coming clean is how that’s accomplished, Grenell said. Overclassification, or keeping things secret to protect not just sources and methods but also reputations, was common with intelligence communities.
Grenell was speaking during an interview with “The Mark Levin Show.” It was his first interview since being replaced by Ratcliffe.
Twitter’s “fact-checking” of a series of Trump tweets this week has spotlighted a sharp difference in policy with rival social-media giant Facebook.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey argues Twitter is merely alerting its users to “incorrect” information, while Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg contends that as public platforms, rather than publishers, social media companies shouldn’t be the “arbiter of truth.”
Zuckerberg spoke out in an interview with Fox News’ Dana Perino scheduled for full airing Thursday.
“We have a different policy than, I think, Twitter on this. I just believe strongly that Facebook shouldn’t be the arbiter of truth of everything that people say online,” he said. “Private companies probably shouldn’t be, especially these platform companies, shouldn’t be in the position of doing that.”
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey immediately fired back.
“Fact check: there is someone ultimately accountable for our actions as a company, and that’s me,” he said. “Please leave our employees out of this. We’ll continue to point out incorrect or disputed information about elections globally. And we will admit to and own any mistakes we make.”
His reference to “our employees” apparently was an acknowledgement of reports that Twitter’s chief fact-checker, Yoel Roth, previously called Trump officials “Nazis” in tweets.
The current controversy began when Twitter attached a warning label to Trump’s “series of claims about potential voter fraud” as “unsubstantiated.” Twitter, citing “CNN, Washington Post and others,” stated, “Experts say mail-in ballots are very rarely linked to voter fraud.”
Defending its actions, a Twitter spokesman said Trump’s tweets contained “potentially misleading information about voting processes” and had been “labeled to provide additional context.”
Critics of Twitter, however, cited considerable evidence of voter fraud through mail-in balloting and pointed out the company has taken no similar action against Chinese propaganda that has spread on the platform since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak.
“Thanks for the clarification @jack. This makes YOU accountable for allowing the Chinese Communist Party to abuse this site with misinformation & propaganda spread across the globe – all while the CCP bans and suppresses their own people from using Twitter!” Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y. wrote.
“We always knew that Silicon Valley would pull out all the stops to obstruct and interfere with President Trump getting his message through to voters,” he said in a statement. “Partnering with the biased fake news media ‘fact checkers’ is only a smoke screen Twitter is using to try to lend their obvious political tactics some false credibility. There are many reasons the Trump campaign pulled all our advertising from Twitter months ago, and their clear political bias is one of them.”
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., warned Tuesday that Twitter might lose its liability protection as a “forum” for opinions and be treated as a publisher if it continues to exercise “editorial control.”
“The law still protects social media companies like @Twitter because they are considered forums not publishers. But if they have now decided to exercise an editorial role like a publisher then they should no longer be shielded from liability & treated as publishers under the law,” the senator said.
Talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh said Rubio essentially is informing Twitter that “actually having a fact-checker and then standing behind whatever the fact-checker says … turns Twitter into something that is not.”
“He says that it’s turning Twitter into publishers,” Limbaugh noted. “It’s an empty vessel, and its users are who fill it with content. Once they start adding content like this by putting fact-checkers in and then backing the fact-checkers, then they have abandoned this legal position that protects them from liability.”
Limbaugh said the once social media companies get in “the content game, and once they start playing and trying to discredit who says what by fact-checking, that then removes the liability shield.”
“Also, when are they gonna start fact-checking Democrats? Do not think that they’re gonna get away with only fact-checking Trump. They may not have thought this through. They may not have thought it out. Surely their lawyers.”
Limbaugh asked: “Where were the fact-checkers when Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler and John Brennan and James Clapper and James Comey were claiming to have proof that Trump colluded with Russia, and they were tweeting it day in and day out?”
Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri has proposed legislation to remove the blanket immunity large tech companies enjoy.
I am going to ask you to put on a very different pair of shoes.
These are shoes normally worn by people from Pakistan, Turkey, Somalia or Iraq. Or maybe people from Bradford, Blackburn, London or Halifax. While the shape of the shoes (their culture), the style of the shoes (their religion) and the fabric they’re made from (their practices) may vary enormously, there is one thing that generally unites the people who wear them, and that is that sometimes they are misunderstood.
It has been my privilege to get to know Muslim women over the years. While outwardly they may seem ‘all the same’, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Behind the veil, they are warm, witty, hospitable and kind. It just happens that because of the news reports on our screens and general opinion these days, some of us don’t get to see that side of them very often.
While many women do wear veils to protect their honour, to be fashionable or to make a statement about who they are, they are not the veils to be concerned about. The veil we should be concerned about is the one that is draped right across their hearts. It’s the veil that keeps them from seeing ‘the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ’.
And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God (2 Corinthians 4:3-4).
This veil has stopped them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ. As a result, they have to try and please their god, Allah, another way. That way can be summed up as works-based religion, and because we human beings are so painfully aware of our weakness and limitations, many Muslims wonder if they have ever really done enough. And it’s not long before that wondering turns into the fear that very likely they haven’t done enough.
This fear controls in many ways.
It has such a control over one woman that she will continue to fast over Ramadan while she is pregnant – even though she is exempt – because she wants to be sure she is pleasing Allah.
It has such control over another that if she doesn’t wake early and say her prayers at the correct time of day, she will, in her own words, ‘wake up in the fire’. And who wants to do that? (Although it’s good that she realises hell is real, we need to pray she will also know the reality of sins forgiven and eternity in heaven.)
The angels, or ‘Jinn’ as they are called, are always watching. They can be good or evil and are ready to record the things you do whether good or bad. So don’t ever compliment a woman on her child’s beautiful hair or cute face because you will make the Jinn jealous. You don’t ever want to face and suffer the consequences of that.
One lady fears that the way she dresses causes her ‘white’ neighbours to think she is a terrorist. Will she ever feel fully welcome in the street she has chosen to make her home? ‘Will people ever realise I sometimes get anxious when I see “one of my own” carrying a rucksack?’ she asks.
How can we as Christians pour gospel-soaked hope and truth into their situations? How can we love them and show them Jesus, the one who came to set the captives free? Maybe it starts with praying to ask the Lord to bring a Muslim across our path and us across theirs. Maybe it’s knocking on their door and saying ‘Welcome to our street, come for a meal; welcome to our home!’ And when the invitation to build a friendship is there, then maybe we can pray for the opportunity and the courage to say, ‘Please can I tell you all about Jesus, the one who has saved me from my fears.’ And when they say ‘Yes’, the opportunity is there.
Jesus invited all who are weary and heavy-laden to come to him. Many who have come to faith from a Muslim background have said that invitation was the beginning of their journey from fear to freedom. Others, who once felt great shame, were liberated from their fears when they finally realised and accepted that Jesus took shame upon himself when he died on the cross. Another, desperate to be clean, read the plea of a fallen King to a mighty God in Psalm 51:2. Because they could relate to the cry of David’s heart, ‘Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin’, that became the cry of their heart, too. And when God answered, and washed their heart clean, the fear also got washed right out.
Sharing this message of hope is hard. Not everyone wants to hear, and some even get angry. In turn, that can make us fearful, but we should be prepared for the knock backs and the antagonism. Jesus never said it would be easy, but let’s keep hold of the fact that the answer to their fear lies in the truth we, by God’s grace, have understood. So we don’t need to fear! The answers are right there in Scripture. May we have confidence in it, know it and live it so that we can be witnesses to the truth that through Jesus, God has provided the solution to all our fears.
This article was originally published in Grace Baptist Mission Herald and is used with permission.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, an immunologist and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases who serves on the White House Coronavirus Task Force, is 79, so maybe he’s getting be like Joe Biden — forgetful.
The biggest panic porn purveyor out there, Fauci for weeks has been demanding everyone wear masks at all time. But back in March, when every doctor out there was saying masks don’t really protect anyone from coronaviruses, sang a different tune.
Back then, Fauci told “60 Minutes” that face masks might make people “feel a little bit better,” but they simply don’t protect people and, instead, bring “unintended consequences.”
“When it comes to preventing coronavirus, public health officials have been clear: Healthy people do not need to wear a face mask to protect themselves from COVID-19,” CBS News reported March 8. citing Fauci.
“There’s no reason to be walking around with a mask,” Fauci told “60 Minutes.”
“While masks may block some droplets, Fauci said, they do not provide the level of protection people think they do,” CBS News reported at the time. “Wearing a mask may also have unintended consequences: People who wear masks tend to touch their face more often to adjust them, which can spread germs from their hands.”
“There’s no reason to be walking around with a mask when you’re in the middle of an outbreak,” Fauci said. “Wearing a mask might make people feel a little bit better and it might even block a droplet, but it’s not providing the perfect protection that people think that it is. And often, there are unintended consequences; people keep fiddling with the mask and they keep touching their face.”
“When you think mask, you should think of health care providers needing them and people who are ill,” he said.
“Fauci also warned that healthy folks buying up masks would create a shortage. “It could lead to a shortage of masks for the people who really need it,” CBS reported.
In early March, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams demanded that Americans stop buying masks. “Seriously people—STOP BUYING MASKS!” tweeted Dr. Adams, an anesthesiologist who has served as surgeon general since 2017.
Adams said masks are “NOT effective in preventing [the] general public from catching #Coronavirus, but if healthcare providers can’t get them to care for sick patients, it puts them and our communities at risk!”
It just shows you how top officials are literally winging it. By early April, everyone was demanding masks, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidance recommending face coverings for everyone in the public.
“Science” can’t even prove that viruses, themselves, legally exist!
This is the core of the ruling in Germany’s highest court in December 2016:
“The available evidence (i.e. that from electron microscopes) does not even prove that viruses exist let alone that they are harmful. The panel of judges ruled that the supposition, guesswork and presumptions which were offered to them do not constitute evidence proving the existence of viruses and ruled against the appellant.”
So what, you might ask, are those things that they keep showing us photos of?
The answer is, scientifically, “We simply don’t know!”
When we look at the world around us, we see that things appear to grow and then to die. Although the ancient Vedic, Chinese and Sumerian cultures understood how and why, this knowledge appears to have been lost to the Celts who, following the calamity of 3950 B.C., moved West to begin their occupation of what is now called Europe. It is certain that they did bring some of the ancient knowledge with them but this appears to have been lost in the wars of extermination carried out by the Romans.
This state of ignorance was exploited by the Catholic Church to build for themselves an empire which lasted more than 1000 years. The basis of their power was “fear of the unknown” which they took great care to preserve by denying access to learning for other than their “chosen elite”. They even made it a capital crime to translate the Bible into a language which the people spoke!
These two driving impulses: The Roman extermination of spiritual knowledge and the Catholic preservation of ignorance made the “Christian” world a very fearful place.
For centuries, the Western World cried out for an explanation of how and why people, animals and crops got sick and died. Louis Pasteur and Robert Koch made use of this thirst for knowledge to spread their doctrine of “infectious disease”even though both knew (as Pasteur freely admitted in his memoirs) that it was and is a bare-faced lie. The personal aggrandisement and large amounts of money which they gained were their driving force.
The “sleight of hand” which they, together, used was done with the recently improved microscope technology. They were able to inculcate a general belief in “disease germs” by showing that certain species of bacteria were present in animals with specific illnesses.
“The tool is not the problem, it’s what we do with it.”
– Tests which are not reliable!
– False negatives (real patients not detected).
– False positives (patients who are not positive)
– Tests that detect fragments of the virus and not the virus itself!
– Tests that don’t quantify the viral load, the most important thing…
– Test kits infected with the virus itself: you could catch it by getting tested!
So, you’ve been tested? Negative? Positive?
Maybe you’re like most people, eager to find out if you’ve got it or better yet, prove that you’re immune to the VID thing.
With this article, I don’t want to add a layer of fear to the pandemic of panic spread by our dear media in recent months.
Nevertheless, even if some people don’t want to “know anything” and will do whatever they are told to do :
E.g. Wear a mask everywhere all the time, stay away from your family and friends, don’t dare to go out or take public transport without your “armour and visor”, don’t dare to touch anything without wearing gloves stuck to the skin as a result of sweating… Etc.
I think that looking for more truth and getting closer to the truth is the best antidote to fear.
In a fascinating new analysis published by Forbes, the researchers find data that supports what The Gateway Pundit has been saying for ages: COVID-19 is very dangerous to the elderly — especially in nursing homes — but not so much for everyone else.
Some 2.1 million Americans, which represents just 0.62% of the U.S. population, live in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. “According to an analysis that Gregg Girvan and I conducted for the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity, as of May 22, in the 39 states that currently report such figures, an astounding 43% of all COVID-19 deaths have taken place in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.”
That’s nearly half of all deaths.
“Among states reporting their death totals, 42% of COVID deaths have taken place in long-term care facilities; we estimate the share as 43% for the full U.S. population, based on incorporating the demographics of the non-reporting states,” the writers say.
And 43% could be an undercount. States like New York exclude from their nursing home death tallies those who die in a hospital, even if they were originally infected in an assisted living facility. Outside of New York, more than half of all deaths from COVID-19 are of residents in long-term care facilities.
Prior to last week, Ohio reported that 41% of COVID deaths were taking place in long-term care facilities. But updated disclosures last Friday, taking deaths prior to April 15 into account, upped that share to 70%.
In Minnesota, 81% of all COVID-19 deaths are of nursing home and residential care home residents. The region from the eastern seaboard from Virginia to New Hampshire has been especially hard-hit.
Take Virginia, which has an estimated 8,536,000 people. The percentage who have contracted COVID-29: 0.4%. The percentage of the population in the state who have died: 0.014%. Of the dead, 77.4% were 70 or older (51.7% were 80+). Percentage of Virginians under 50 who died: 2.9% (of those who contracted virus). But that age group made up 60.2% of all infected in Virginia, which means the cure rate is sky high.
Then there’s this stat: 70+ age groups made up just 12.2% of all infected, but 77.4% of deaths.
If you elderly or infirm, COVID-19 could be bad. On the other had, some people 100+ have gotten the virus and survived.
New York state has seen more nursing home deaths from the coronavirus than any other state. Why? Because Gov. Andrew Cuomo enacted a state directive that required nursing homes to take in any and all coronavirus patients, which then swept through the most vulnerable population.
“New York has seen over 5,300 coronavirus-related deaths in nursing homes, which is about one-fifth of the nation’s total of nursing home deaths (about 26,000). The Associated Press reports an average of 20 to 25 nursing home deaths per day in the state of New York,” the AP wrote last week.
We know that wearing a mask outside health care facilities offers little, if any, protection from infection. Public health authorities define a significant exposure to Covid-19 as face-to-face contact within 6 feet with a patient with symptomatic Covid-19 that is sustained for at least a few minutes (and some say more than 10 minutes or even 30 minutes). The chance of catching Covid-19 from a passing interaction in a public space is therefore minimal. In many cases, the desire for widespread masking is a reflexive reaction to anxiety over the pandemic.
So, why are we ordered to wear masks? Symbolism. From the same article in NEJM:
It is also clear that masks serve symbolic roles. Masks are not only tools, they are also talismans that may help increase health care workers’ perceived sense of safety, well-being, and trust in their hospitals.
What is clear, however, is that universal masking alone is not a panacea. A mask will not protect providers caring for a patient with active Covid-19 if it’s not accompanied by meticulous hand hygiene, eye protection, gloves, and a gown. A mask alone will not prevent health care workers with early Covid-19 from contaminating their hands and spreading the virus to patients and colleagues. Focusing on universal masking alone may, paradoxically, lead to more transmission of Covid-19 if it diverts attention from implementing more fundamental infection-control measures.
Thus, the argument is over. Anyone who advocates universal masking is merely engaging in virtue signaling, not public health.
It’s time to unmask. I, for one, don’t have enough virtue to signal.