Ignorance is the Most Dangerous Thing

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The first article to catch my eye today is this one by Revolver – “Wait Until You Find Out What They’re Not Telling You About Covid-19” which starts off with this pearl of wisdom…

Informed consent isn’t possible when the opinions of renowned experts are being censored by those who control which voices we get to hear.

Few truer words have been spoken. The article goes on to share expert opinion related to the Coronavirus that has been suppressed by the mainstream media. Here are a few of the lesser known facts you probably had not heard before, all from the aforementioned article.

Lockdowns started because of China.

And, speaking of foreign enemies, only a tiny percentage of Americans know that the whole idea of locking down in response to a respiratory virus had never been so much as suggested in all of history until China’s Communist Party rulers started pushing it on the rest of the world in 2020.

55,000+ Scientists have formally disagreed with lockdowns.

You’ve probably never even heard of Harvard University’s Dr. Martin Kulldorff, one of the world’s most cited epidemiologists and infectious disease experts. And it’s next to certain that you’ve never heard of the document eviscerating the madness of lockdowns that he and over 55,000 other scientists and medical professionals have signed onto — the Great Barrington Declaration.

So who is Dr. Martin Kulldorff again?

Besides being a world-renowned expert, Kulldorff is also a member of the COVID-19 vaccine safety subgroup that advises the CDC, FIH, and FDA.

For some reason, Twitter thinks they know better than him because they censored him.

And then there is Dr. Mike Yeadon who was the Chief Science Officer and VP of Respiratory Disease Research for Pfizer. Yeadon was also in charge of all of the firm’s research and development. Towards the end of last year, however, Twitter started censoring Dr. Yeadon’s posts on COVID-19 too. To further quote Revolver…

In November of 2020, Dr. Yeadon and 22 other renowned scientists published a report eviscerating the first and most widely used test for COVID-19 as fraudulent science and demanded that the paper validating it — which was published a day after it was submitted and, hence, couldn’t possibly have been subjected to peer-review — be retracted.

Let that sink in as well.

Almost two dozen respected researchers including the former head of R&D at Pfizer have been claiming since November that the COVID-19 test used to generate the case and death numbers that convinced us to accept lockdowns is the product of systematic scientific fraud and completely worthless.

And you’ve heard nothing about it.

I highly recommend you read the Revolver article with the hopes that it inspires further research on your part. It certainly did for me. Here is only some of what I found recently. I highly doubt you heard much about it if you only listen to the mainstream media. #DoYourOwnResearch

So, the other day, CBS interviewed Dr. Fauci where he said children should be vaccinated before they are allowed to play together without masks.

Mike Yeadon (the Pfizer guy I mentioned earlier) has a different view of things. He has been quoted as saying…

There is absolutely no need for vaccines to extinguish the pandemic. I’ve never heard such nonsense talked about vaccines. You do not vaccinate people who aren’t at risk from a disease. You also don’t set about planning to vaccinate millions of fit and healthy people with a vaccine that hasn’t been extensively tested on human subjects.

Maybe, Mike Yeadon – a highly esteemed and credential researcher from the private sector is wrong and Anthony Fauci who spent the majority of his career in the federal bureaucracy is correct. I don’t know and will not advise in any way beyond considering that Yeadon is apolitical whereas Fauci clearly is not.

Yeadon is also not the only medical professional to speak out. Vinay Prasad is a MD and an epidemiologist. Check out his tweet below.

And nothing to see here. Keep it moving.

Some people are still hesitant about getting a vaccine because of the possible side effects like what happened to this guy after receiving the Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccine. To quote:

A Virginia man suffered a rare reaction to a COVID-19 vaccine that caused a painful rash to spread across his entire body and skin to peel off, doctors said.

That painful rash reaction is not the norm, by any means. Neither is getting Covid after being vaccinated but, it happens sometimes too.

Over 100 people in Washington state have tested positive for COVID-19 more than two weeks after becoming fully vaccinated against the disease, officials said. The Washington State Department of Health is investigating reports of the so-called breakthrough cases, which it said are expected with any vaccine.

Deaths (sometimes) happen from vaccine shots as well. To date, 900+ deaths have been attributed to the vaccine. To quote:

A program for vaccine safety co-managed by the CDC and the FDA shows that more than 900 people have already died after receiving coronavirus vaccine shots, but some experts say the data has been misinterpreted. 

The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is a national early-warning system that receives and analyzes possible vaccine safety concerns. Anyone can report an adverse vaccine reaction to VAERS. As of Sunday evening, the VAERS database showed 977 people have reportedly died after receiving the COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech. Over 49% of those who died received the Moderna vaccine, while 51.97% received Pfizer’s vaccine. Another five cases received shots from unknown manufacturers. 

What is most striking to me in all of this is the public reaction. Either people believe the mainstream narrative that vaccinations will bring us back to the normal and those who doubt. This tweet is a perfect metaphor of the American public on this issue. Which character do you identify with?

So, what’s my stance on the issue? I am not an epidemiologist so I cannot speak definitively on the efficacy of the Covid vaccines. However, I can say that there are competing narratives and one is (obviously) being suppressed. Why? Like so many things, I believe it all comes down to money and power. As far as power is concerned, consider this quote from The Dossier‘s article, “The Big Lie: How COVID-19 became a disinformation operation wrapped in a virus: The CCP pulled off the greatest deception in modern history.

China has emerged economically unscathed by Corona Mania, while the West is entirely depleted due to lockdowns and other self destructive measures. China has been open and thriving, without much of a vaccine rollout whatsoever, for more than a year, while the West is still inundated in lockdown madness. In the end, China launched WWIII in the form of the coronavirus, and won the war without firing a single shot.

And the money angle? I see it among the clearly short-sighted mainstream media looking to capitalize on fear at the expense of American democracy and freedom. Here is a quote from Evie Magazine which did an excellent job putting in perspective the media’s culpability.

The goal doesn’t seem to be reporting all of the facts, or presenting them without an agenda for that matter. The goal is to drive views, clicks, hits, to promote readers and viewership. But we engage in that, subconsciously and passively, to our own detriment.

Well said.

That’s it for the day. More tomorrow.

Social Credit Scores in America are a Bad, Bad Thing

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Back in 2018, I discussed China’s Social Credit Score on my video series – “The Jim Stroud Show.” I thought it was scary then and now, I find it absolutely terrifying. I’ll explain why in a moment. First, check out the video I produced in 2018 called – “The Social Credit Score in China is a Bad, Bad Thing.” In a nutshell, the Social Credit Score (SCS) monitors your every move via surveillance cameras, ranks you on your behavior then rewards and punishes you based on that score. I make predictions on the worse that could happen.

The due date of the Social Credit Score in China was 2020, although they gradually rolled it out prior to that date. Check out this video from May 1, 2019. It showcases a “model Chinese citizen” as ranked by their social credit scoring. Notice how people applaud the system and how journalists receive low scores when they write unfavorable news stories about politicians.

If Chinese citizens don’t like the program they cannot say for fear of damaging their SCS. On April 19, 2019, it was reported by The Globe and Mail that 13.5 million people were deemed untrustworthy and punished. Here’s a quote:

People deemed untrustworthy in China have been blocked from the purchase of more than 25 million plane and train tickets, as the country works to build a social-credit system designed to monitor and shape the conduct of its citizens.

Chinese courts have now added 13.5 million entries to a list of dishonest persons subject to enforcement, as authorities improve their ability to collect and share information, according to new statistics unveiled on Thursday by the National Development and Reform Commission.

By the end of March, people deemed untrustworthy had been blocked from buying 20.47 million air tickets and another 5.71 million high-speed rail tickets, the government said.

The release of statistics comes as China works to set in place a social-credit system intended to assess citizens’ reliability and ultimately to govern their ability to participate in a wide range of activities, such as exporting goods, accessing government contracts, converting currency and receiving Communist Party promotions.

The technology that China uses to pull this off is simply incredible. Check out this video on how China tracks you. [Posted: December 13, 2019] What really caught my eye in the video were things like toilet paper rationing, beauty rankings and how they are able to detect suspicious activity in large crowds.

All of this AMAZING surveillance technology made me wonder where China was on its goal for making SCS fully functional over its citizenry. I was relieved to learn that it was not yet perfected, although (obviously) very close to their original vision. And while the existence of SCS in China is scary enough, the more horrifying thing is that it is coming to America in the guise of “Vaccine Passports.”

New York Magazine commented on how the Biden Administration was considering a vaccine passport rollout. While it may sound like a welcome and convenient development to some, for me I shudder at the fine print. Check out this quote:

According to internal communications, the administration is anxious not to fumble the passport rollout, after stalled or failed efforts on coronavirus vaccinations and testing kneecapped previous responses at critical early points. “A chaotic and ineffective vaccine credential approach could hamper our pandemic response by undercutting health safety measures, slowing economic recovery, and undermining public trust and confidence,” read one slide from a March presentation from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. At the same time, proof of vaccination “may be a critical driver for restoring baseline population health and promoting safe return to social, commercial, and leisure activities.” There is also some focus-group evidence that vaccine passports could help convince Americans who do not want to get inoculated to sign up for a shot.

So, a vaccine passport might be used to rank people’s behavior in order to allow them to interact with society, do business and have fun in public. It sure sounds like the SCS from China to me. And just like in China. politicians would likely be exempt. Case in point, here is a quote from Jen Tsaki, White House Press Secretary.

Well, I would say the President travels, as does the Vice-President, on a private plane. That is the purview of every president and vice-president throughout American history. That is of course different than traveling on a commercial flight and going to mass events. As you know, the President is not hosting rallies, nor is the Vice-President. We take the role of being models quite seriously, but I think most Americans would recognize the difference.

The more I look at this, the more I see SCS and the more I see SCS, the more I wonder how much of China’s influence is affecting the USA’s strategies on this. For that matter, I also wondered how China was influencing other countries with similar programs? According to this Wikipedia article, Chile, Germany, Russia, United Kingdom and Venezuela all have some form of this system in place. And for sure, the United States has a version of SCS already in effect. You see it used to censor Conservatives all the time. Most recently, Facebook announced that not even President Trump’s voice would be allowed on its platform. Not a big surprise once you realize that the SCS used in China was built (in part) by bigtech giants Google and Facebook.

So, what could be more horrific than China’s SCS being practiced in the USA and assorted countries? Only this, China running a SCS program for EVERY country in the world. If you think that can’t happen, consider this quote from Newswars.

The chairman of data firm PANDA claims that China has asked the World Health Organization to appoint Beijing to oversee a global vaccine passport system, an ominous prospect given how China’s social credit score system operates.

This tweet features a video where the PANDA chairman made the comment. Please listen to it. I don’t want to be freaked out alone.

If its not obvious by now, I will make this plain.

Vaccine Passports = Social Credit Score = World Domination by China

Today, some would call this a conspiracy theory or simply, utter nonsense. In this, I would be VERY happy to be wrong. Yet, I don’t think I am. A one world government is being formed right before our eyes. Funny, I think I read a book predicting this would happen one day. I think it was in Sunday school.

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Is it time to fire Fauci?

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So, today Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Green introduced legislation to “Fire Fauci and ban vaccine passports.” I quote the press release announcement below.

Fire Fauci Act will:

  • Remind the American public that Dr. Fauci is the highest paid ($434,312) of all 4 million federal employees, including the President.
  • Cite numerous findings about Dr. Fauci’s evolving and contradictory advice on COVID-19.
  • Reduce Dr. Fauci’s salary to $0 until a new NIAID Administrator is confirmed by the Senate.
  • Direct GAO to conduct a study about the correspondence, financials, and policy memos inside the NIAID before COVID through the end of this year. This will allow us to see what Fauci and the NIAID knew, when they knew it, what they spent money on, and how the agency responded to the virus.

This is VERY interesting to say the least because it underscores the distrust and disdain so many Americans have for Dr. Fauci. Why? Mostly because he flip flops a lot. (A lot.) Consider some of his greatest hits, courtesy of The Gateway Pundit [article date: April 30, 2020].

1) Dr. Fauci says he warned Trump in January that the US was in real trouble but that is not what he said publicly. In January 2020, Dr. Anthony Fauci told Newsmax TV that the United States “did not have to worry” about the coronavirus and that it was “not a major threat.

2.)  Dr. Fauci warned of an apocalyptic coronavirus pandemic — then just weeks later he later compared the coronavirus to a bad flu.

3.) Dr. Fauci based all of his predictions on garbage IHME models that were OFF BY MILLIONS and then told reporters this past week, “You can’t really rely on models.”

4.) On March 20th Dr. Fauci jumped in and “corrected” the president during a press briefing on hydroxychloroquine treatment for coronavirus saying, “You got to be careful when you say ‘fairly effective.’ It was never done in a clinical trial… It was given to individuals and felt that maybe it worked.”

Exactly two weeks later hydroxychloroquine was deemed the most highly rated treatment for the novel coronavirus in an international poll of more than 6,000 doctors.

5.)  Dr. Fauci pushed these garbage models every step of the way.

Three weeks ago Dr. Fauci claimed 1 million to 2 million Americans would die from coronavirus. Then he said 100,000 to 200,000 Americans will die from the virus. Then last week he agreed 81,766 Americans would die from the coronavirus. Then by Wednesday the experts cut the number of deaths to 60,415 projected deaths.

6.)  On Sunday Dr. Fauci said President Trump should have shut down the economy in February…That’s not what Dr. Fauci said ON FEBRUARY 29th!! (Below is a quote from a now deleted tweet.)

But in late February Fauci told the TODAY Show on February 29 that you don’t need to “change anything you’re doing.”

Fauci: February 29 pic.twitter.com/PxwbdQ5WSu

— Steph (@steph93065) April 12, 2020

(And I will add to the list 2 more recent examples because they just popped in my head. Fauci admitted a few weeks ago that there was no science behind the continued lockdown and after pushing people to wear 2 masks, he flip flopped and said it really made no difference. This was especially ironic due to the fact that he initially said on 60 Minutes that masks were unnecessary to begin with. But I digress.)

Dr. Fauci has been blasted constantly by political pundits who debunk his statements constantly. While none of them, to my knowledge, have a background in epidemiology, their logic seems sound in several cases. This RedState article – “One Chart Shows How Useless Dr. Fauci’s Advice Is” being one example.

Of course, Fauci’s expertise is highly debatable. Yes, he has the credentials, but credentials hardly make someone right when they start opining on things that may lack good answers. That’s never been more true than the coronavirus, where Fauci has flipped and flopped on numerous issues while being shown to be outright wrong on others. Despite his checkered record, he still chooses to target red states like Florida while celebrating dumpster fires like New York.

This morning, I stumbled across a chart that shows how truly useless Fauci’s “advice” is. Take a look. Why, it’s almost as if Fauci’s chosen prescriptions of lockdowns and mask-wearing (and until recently, closing schools) aren’t having the effect he said they’d have.

So, how does Dr. Fauci feel about being criticized. Well, he pushes back. For instance, on the podcast “Learning Curve” he defended himself this way. (HT: Independent Sentinel)

“One of the problems we face in the United States is that unfortunately, there is a combination of an anti-science bias that people are — for reasons that sometimes are, you know, inconceivable and not understandable — they just don’t believe science and they don’t believe authority,” he said.

“That’s unfortunate because, you know, science is truth,” he said. “It’s amazing, sometimes, the denial there is.”

“I think the people who believe are people who understand and who have trust in someone who has a very, very long track record of always speaking the truth based on evidence,” he said, “and I’ve done that through six administrations.”

(You can hear the quote in its entirety here.)

Maybe its me, but that comes off as a bit arrogant; as if his experience makes him the sole authority that can never be questioned. I do not fault his confidence. He certainly has the track record to be confident. However, to posture yourself as being beyond error is too much hubris. You can clearly see it, I think, in the feud Dr. Fauci has with Senator Rand Paul.

Senator Rand Paul has publicly challenged Dr. Fauci with medical research data that seems to irk Dr. Fauci. In one exchange, Paul said to Fauci in a Senate hearing:

“There’s virtually zero percent chance you’re going to get it and you’re telling people that have had the vaccine who have immunity — You’re defying everything we know about immunity by telling people to wear masks who have been vaccinated.”

Its important to note that Senator Paul is a medical doctor as well. You can watch them exchange quips in this video clip. Despite Senator Paul’s logic, Dr. Fauci has since doubled down on his position, even suggesting that the world needs to continue wearing masks until 2022 and that children should be wearing them in order to play together, even until they are all vaccinated from the age of 6 months. (HT: Summit News) This is why Senator Rand Paul trolls Dr. Fauci with science whenever possible. 2 examples:

Paging Dr. Fauci:

Great news:

And one more thing, as I get to my point because I do have one. The NY Post reported that 2,000 migrants entering the USA illegally were not tested for Covid. The Department of Homeland Security won’t test thousands of migrants either before releasing them into the USA. Texas Governor Greg Abbott sharply criticized the federal government, claiming an unknown number of migrants caught crossing the border illegally had been allowed to travel freely after being diagnosed with Covid-19.

And now, the point of all these facts.

  • Dr. Fauci is well credentialed but, has been proven wrong with data on numerous occasions resulting in catastrophe to our society and economy.
  • Dr. Fauci seems to refuse scientific research that goes contrary to his opinion and indeed, doubles down due to (presumably) ego.
  • And now, with thousands upon thousands of immigrants surging our border with extremely high potential for Covid-19, he is silent on the public health ramifications. I assume to shield the missteps of the Biden Administration.

I think the “Fire Fauci” legislation by Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene is timely and sensible. I hope it is successful and that Fauci is replaced with someone who is as qualified (or better), someone who is willing to change his position based on new information and above all places public health above politics and ego.

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Today is April 1, 1984. How many fingers do you see?

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If you have not read the book 1984 by George Orwell (or seen the movie), please do so. It will bring a sense of clarity to the times we live in today. Here is a partial summary from Sparknotes.

Winston Smith is a low-ranking member of the ruling Party in London, in the nation of Oceania. Everywhere Winston goes, even his own home, the Party watches him through telescreens; everywhere he looks he sees the face of the Party’s seemingly omniscient leader, a figure known only as Big Brother. The Party controls everything in Oceania, even the people’s history and language. Currently, the Party is forcing the implementation of an invented language called Newspeak, which attempts to prevent political rebellion by eliminating all words related to it. Even thinking rebellious thoughts is illegal. Such thoughtcrime is, in fact, the worst of all crimes.

As the story progresses, without giving too much away, Winston is captured by the bad guys and tortured for “thoughtcrimes.” His jailer holds up 4 fingers and asks Winston to state how many there are and Winston says “four” because the answer was obvious. He then holds up 5 fingers and punishes Winston further when Winston refuses to say anything other than 4 fingers. Of course, the tactic is intended to break Winston’s will and gradually bring his thinking in line with “Big Brother,” the omnipresent antagonist. Below is a disturbing clip from a recent film adaptation.

Why do I bring this up? It is what immediately came to mind when I learned about a defiant teenage boy who resisted his teacher’s attempts to turn him into a racist. Sounds strange, I know. Let me give you a bit of context.

In a previous post, I shared a news quote about a far-left school system in Loudoun County, Virginia. In a nutshell, the school system pushed the wretched, vile and hateful rhetoric of critical race theory (Is my bias showing?) and the parents pushed back on their curriculum. In retort, the following happened as reported by The Daily Wire

“A group of current and former teachers and others in Loudoun County, Virginia, compiled a lengthy list of parents suspected of disagreeing with school system actions, including its teaching of controversial racial concepts — with a stated purpose in part to “infiltrate,” use “hackers” to silence parents’ communications, and “expose these people publicly.”

Well, imagine my shock to find out the origins of a recent viral video. In the video, a teacher from Loudoun County Public Schools shows a picture of two women. The teacher then asks the student to describe the women. Rather than point out that one woman was black and the other white, the mellow and respectful young man said he saw 2 people “chilling.” The teacher becomes irate and tries to get the student to judge them based on their race (presumably so he can begin categorizing them as oppressor and the oppressed). The boy responds…

“Well, at the end of the day, wouldn’t that just be feeding into the problem of looking at race instead of just acknowledging them as two normal people?”

Unfortunately, the video does not go much beyond that. I wish it did. Its not often you get to see such courage on display like that. Click here to see the video on YouTube. Below are a few tweets about the video.

Not racist enough.

I agree. It is unbelievable.

CRT is evil. Resist it.

And my personal favorite.

https://twitter.com/JozeyWellzATL/status/1376885358961434632

I don’t know who that teenage boy is but, God bless him. He’s my hero.

At this rate, how long until MLK is cancelled?

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Meanwhile, back at the White House…

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The Border is still a mess.

The Biden Administration has run out of cages and are now housing illegal immigrants inside outdoor pens. Drug Cartels are making $14,000,000.00 A DAY in this human trafficking scheme.  South Texas, Indiana Sen. Mike Braun shares details on what he saw. (In the background are illegal immigrants sleeping under a bridge.)

In an effort to protect the Biden Administration, the media covers as best it can. For example, the Associated Press Vice President and Editor-at-Large for Standards John Daniszewski explained in a memo that reporters should use “accurate and neutral language” when describing the immigration crisis — and that means not calling it a “crisis.” To quote the AP:

The current event in the news — a sharp increase in the arrival of unaccompanied minors — is a problem for border officials, a political challenge for Biden and a dire situation for many migrants who make the journey, but it does not fit the classic dictionary definition of a crisis, which is: “A turning point in the course of anything; decisive or crucial time, stage, or event,” OR “a time of, or a state of affairs involving, great danger or trouble, often one which threatens to result in unpleasant consequences [an economic crisis].”

Therefore, we should avoid, or at the least, be highly cautious, about referring to the present situation as a crisis on our own, although we may quote others using that language.

However, their position comes off hypocritical when compared to how they treated the last administration.

And while the media narrative is that the people coming are all families seeking a better life, that is not true. There are a LOT of criminal aliens with sex-related offenses in the mix. Project Veritas (love them, mean it) has recently released an expose from an Insider at the US Customs and Border Patrol agency.

Understandably, the morale at the border is at a record low. The people who work there miss the standards of the previous administration and have asked President Donald Trump to leverage his influence. (For the record, I don’t think he should. We only have one President at a time. His going may only add to the appearance that America is leaderless and embolden our enemies.)

So, what does President Biden have to say about that? Nothing much beyond, he doesn’t care what Trump does.

So, what happens in all of the chaos as there is simply no room for the migrants? Well, the plan seems to be give them some money, fly them to cities around the USA and hope for the best.

One America News tweeted this:

And this:

Here’s another one from a political commentator.

And the good people over at InfoWars sent out a reporter to see the phenomenon for themselves.

Please remember this in 2022 and 2024. Elections have consequences. More tomorrow.