Mass Solitary Confinement Inflicts Psychological Torture On All Humanity

The fact that solitary confinement is a widely-recognized form of psychological torture, with measurable long-term physiological effects when the period of confinement lasts more than a few weeks, should concern everyone presently enduring the global house arrest of 2020.

Humans are social creatures, and the absence of love from our lives can literally be deadly. In fact, human touch is so fundamental to our survival that infant mortality increases measurably for new born babies that are ignored.

What cannot be ignored, however, is the rational response by both the Swedish and Taiwanese governments to the Covid Crisis. While neither country employed any of the brazen authoritarianism witnessed elsewhere around the world, both have exhibited statistically lower rates of pandemic deaths than other governments.

But that hasn’t stopped many locales from doubling down in their conviction that mass isolation is the appropriate default for ensuring public health, in spite of the evidence that it actually causes far greater harm.

Chronic social isolation is observed to create behavioral changes including increased aggressiveness towards unfamiliar peers, persistent fear, and hypersensitivity to threatening stimuli, leading researchers to conclude that social isolation actually causes transformations to the brain

As evidenced by a 2007 UCLA study entitled “Loneliness Is A Molecule“, the social side-effects of prolonged lockdown are worse for our health than smoking, obesity and heart disease:

“Changes in the immune system may explain why social factors like loneliness are linked to an increased risk of heart disease, viral infections and cancer. It’s already known that a person’s social environment can affect their health, with those who are socially isolated–that is, lonely – suffering from higher mortality than people who are not. Now researchers have identified a distinct pattern of gene expression in immune cells from people who experience chronically high levels of loneliness. The findings suggest that feelings of social isolation are linked to alterations in the activity of genes that drive inflammation, the first response of the immune system.”

Award-winning scientist Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai who holds four degrees from MIT, including a PhD in biological engineering, emphasized the importance of this study last week:

“Fauci, who’s basically their front man for pharma [says], “Isolate yourself. Quarantine yourself. Don’t get any sun.” Let’s look at that: There are an infinite number of papers – landmark studies – that show when you isolate people you create a detrimental situation that’s worse than obesity; worse than heart disease; worse than smoking. You basically down-regulate genes which create anti-viral activity, and you up-regulate genes that create inflammatory response. So think about that. You’re basically destroying the immune system by social isolation.”

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We’re being collectively conditioned to view other human beings as a threat to our very existence when, in fact, the opposite is true.

Some communities are actually reporting more suicide deaths than CoViD-19 deaths. And suicide hotlines are getting slammed nationwide. Hotlines in Tennessee sustained an 800% spike in calls with similar trends occurring throughout the nation.

As reported by Bethany Ao:

A Los Angeles mental health clinic reported 1,800 COVID-19 related calls in March, compared with just 20 in February. Montana’s Department of Public Health and Human Services said it has seen calls double since March 13.

The most common measure taken by governments around the country and around the world ultimately amounts to institutionalized mass house arrest, dispensing added distress amid an already emergent national mental health emergency.

As with nearly every other peril in our society, the burden crushes our most vulnerable populations. For those with comfortable homes, ready access to outdoor recreation, and reliable at-home internet access, the nationwide quarantine may seem like a vacation. But for the millions of Americans who can’t afford such necessities, a stay-at-home order may feel much more like solitary confinement. Comedian and radio host Russell Brand elborates:

“I suppose this outbreak, more generally, helps us to recognize inequality; helps us to recognize that some privileged people are locked down in comfortable environments afforded to them by economic good fortune, whilst others are experiencing something much closer to incarceration. The metaphor of urbanization as a form of penitentiary is a well-worn one, i.e. we are all imprisoned by our economic roles, our social roles, and various other castings that we endure. … it’s a great prism for understanding inequality, for witnessing inequality. And I wonder what fluctuations we’ll observe if this goes on.”

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It should be noted that “lockdown” is a term borrowed from prison parlance. Societies everywhere are being invited to accept increasingly authoritarian rule, justifying the employment of draconian tyranny as a necessary evil for defeating the virus. Even in the face of a burgeoning global awakening toward community and compassion, the apparatus of fascism continues to reach for the stars.

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“Public Shaming” cage in Nepal for lockdown violators

In Nepal, quarantine violators are publicly caged.

Quarantine violators in the Philippines are shot on sight.

Both Panama and Peru have adopted gender separation rules, allowing men outside of their homes only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and allowing women outside only on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with no one allowed outside on Sundays.

Throughout Spain, children are not allowed out of their homes under any circumstances.

Officials in Taiwan, Singapore and Vietnam are using mobile data to construct an electronic fence that alerts authorities if you leave your home or switch off your phone, dispatching enforcers within 15 minutes.

Polish citizens in isolation are required to download a tracking app and take a compulsory selfie in their homes lest they risk a “wellness check” from the police.

The telecommunications industry now openly shares your location data with the governments of Austria, Belgium, Italy, Germany, and the UK, inching toward open tracking of citizens as now taking place in South Korea, Iran and Israel.

Canadian authorities recently the passed the Quarantine Act, mobilizing the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to visit homes and punish individuals who disobey with up to a $1-million levy and three years imprisonment.

In the United States, the town of Glenwood Springs, Colorado has announced that authorities will begin punishing people with up to a year in jail for going outside without a mask.

Michigan officials have announced a “social distancing crackdown” allowing police to criminally charge citizens, while Flint becomes the first city in the state to institute a 9 PM to 6 AM curfew that punishes violators with up to 90 days in jail. And in Kent County, Michigan, a Chief Circuit Judge has empowered police to arrest anyone suspected of having the virus.

Washington, DC, residents face 90 days in jail and a $5,000 fine just for leaving their homes during the outbreak. Similarly, residents of Maryland, Hawaii and Washington risk up to a year in prison and a $5,000 fine for violating the stay-at-home orders, with violators in Alaska similarly facing fines up to $25,000.

Kentucky residents are prohibited from traveling outside the state, with quarantine violators now legally subject to the administration of GPS ankle bracelets.

In Rhode Island, police have been instructed to pull over cars with New York license plates, commanding out-of-staters to self-quarantine for 14 days.

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Rhode Island National Guard checkpoint

South Carolina’s police are now empowered to break up any public gatherings of three people or more.

Authorities in Daytona Beach, Florida as well as Chula Vista, California are now employing talking drones to enforce social distancing protocols in the city’s beachfront parks and on hiking trails to “dissuade law-breakers while maintaining a safe distance amid the ongoing pandemic.”

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti publicly stated that “snitches” in his city will get “rewards” if they tattle on neighbors who could be violating the stay-at-home order.

Ford Motor Co. is currently piloting Social-Distancing Wristbands that vibrate when workers come within six feet of one another.SD wristband

 

Emirates announced this week they are proud to be the first airline to conduct mandatory blood tests on passengers to test for CoViD-19.

And President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner just created a task force that wants to create a real-time National Coronavirus Surveillance System. Edward Snowden has dubbed the coming surveillance panopticon the “architecture of oppression”. We are losing our freedoms, and mobile phone technology is the mechanism taking them away.

In a piece entitled “COVID-19: A Pretext for World Government” Kurt Nimmo warns:

The crazy thing about the COVID-19 “crisis” is how easy it is for the state and its media to frighten the public and manipulate ill-informed citizens into embracing economic and social decapitation.

Blinded by scary headlines based on irrational speculation—subsequently revised downward and published on page C-23 of corporate newspapers demanding a bailout—the American people have embraced authoritarian measures supposedly imposed to win a battle against an invisible enemy.

We are now beyond the point of no return. The inflicted economic and social damage has already taken a heavy toll and it will get worse the longer health bureaucrats, state governors, and a remarkably clueless president and his apparatchiks demand we stay imprisoned in our homes, frightened of a bug the state and its media have fictionally rendered as an insatiable and inescapable Gorgon of Doom.

The COVID-19 aggrandizement and propaganda campaign is not simply a public relations scheme for Big Pharma and its highly dubious—and often deadly—vaccines. It also serves as a cover for authoritarian measures the ruling elite have schemed to put in place for decades, measures designed to monitor and control everything you do.

And as a final dystopic cherry on top of the nightmare sundae, the City of Baltimore is attempting to keep tabs on its 600,000 residents by deploying a tactic previously used by the US military to surveil the populations of occupied Iraq and Afghanistan. The City is proposing the employment of private military contractor Persistent Surveillance Systems (PSS) to fly a heavily outfitted surveillance craft over the city. The drones employ an array of super high-definition cameras to surveil, record and catalogue every bit of outdoor activity citywide. If those indicators weren’t suspicious enough, PSS founder Ross McNutt has named this terrifying surveillance operation “Gorgon Stare”.

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But what the increasingly ubiquitous eyes in the sky still can’t see is what’s going on inside our homes. As the fear narrative and its accompanying outrages ratchet up worldwide, governments and NGOs are considering ways to address one of the most prevalent vectors for the spread of the disease: contagion among families.

When we get sick, who is it that takes care of us? In the case of people who live in family units, that duty often remains within the household. As anyone who has ever cared for a sick relative can testify, we run the risk of catching the illness ourselfs just by caring for one another until the virus has run its course.

But for whatever reason, the World Health Organization has decided that the compassionate act of caring for sick loved ones may pose a threat to civilization itself, and must be brought to heel by Orwellian means.

As reported by Tucker Carlson:

Dr. Michael Ryan of the World Health Organization, announced that in response to the spread of this virus, authorities may have to enter people’s homes and remove family members, presumably by force:

“In most parts of the world, due to lockdown, most of the transmission that’s actually happening in many countries now is happening in the household, at family level. In some sense, this transmission has been taken off the streets and pushed back into family units. Now we need to go and look in families to find those people who may be sick and remove them, and isolate them, in a safe and dignified manner.”

Just so you know, we’re coming to your house, seizing your children and “isolating them in a safe and dignified manner.” Whatever that means. Now that’s not something that, under normal circumstances, officials casually drop during briefings. It’s the kind of statement that might trigger violence. People don’t respond well when you threaten to take their kids. But Ryan said it like it was no big deal. And that’s how the media treated it. The threat didn’t make headlines in any of the major newspapers in this country. That’s the kind of moment we’re in.

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It’s encouraging to remember that while much of the world employs innumerable shades of unnecessary authoritarianism to “flatten the curve”, Sweden and Taiwan have both responded to this crisis rationally, instructing their citizens to stay home if exhibiting symptoms, and to otherwise simply be careful and practice mindfulness.

Both Sweden and Taiwan kept their schools and businesses open, yet both countries are somehow experiencing substantially lower infection rates and death rates than their quarantined neighbors. This suggests that lockdown measures are not only completely unnecessary; they’re wholly ineffective.

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Taiwan has a population of nearly 24 million people, and as of 13 April has only experienced 5 deaths with around 300 total diagnosed infections. In contrast, the US state of Montana has a population of 1 million people, having reported a total of 10 deaths at the time of this writing. Taiwan has over 20 times the population in less than 10% of the area. And due to the close physical proximity to China, Taiwan was one of the first places outside the mainland to face broad exposure to the virus, with daily flights from Wuhan landing in Taipei as the outbreak started.

Explaining the success of Taiwan’s limited response is difficult. One interesting, and likely relevant factor is that a trained epidemiologist currently serves as Taiwan’s Vice President. However, in light of their highly anomalous infection and death statistics, many skeptics insist that such a low statistic indicates manipulation, with authorities under-reporting deaths in order to prevent panic or to keep the economy open. However, those with an understanding of Taiwan’s history and government values understand how Taiwan’s culture and government are very western-facing.

Taiwan has always appealed to the broader international community for recognition as an independent nation, meaning they are culturally open to the West as part of a broad effort to distance themselves from Chinese rule.

The World Health Organization has been accused of exhibiting a pro-Chinese bias in their handling of Taiwan and their broad refusal to address questions about Taiwan’s response to the pandemic. A Hong Kong newscast featured an interview with WHO Assistant Director-General Bruce Aylward in which the interviewer attempted several times to question him about the WHO’s stance toward Taiwanese membership and his thoughts on Taiwan’s minimalist response to the virus.

Aylward consistently refused to even address the topic, at first saying he couldn’t hear the interviewer and asking to move on to the next question, then ending the call when she insisted on discussing Taiwan. When the call was reconnected, Aylward refused to field any questions about Taiwan, saying, “We’ve already talked about China.”

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Taiwan’s complicated relationship with China makes them a taboo subject for many global organizations. The People’s Republic of China is well known for extreme responses to media outlets and NGOs that undermine the “One China” policy. Taiwan is the dirty little secret of the international health community. Their response to the virus and its success have been deliberately ignored, in part because the WHO  considers Taiwan’s population in aggregate with China as a whole, which effectively erases their anomalous statistics altogether.

Additionally, were it widely known and discussed that a densely populated nation was continuing life as usual, with schools and businesses open and with gatherings unrestricted, other countries might have a more difficult time justifying their increasingly authoritarian responses.

For its part, Taiwan has voiced a willingness to share lessons learned from their handling of the pandemic. Should the international community find a way around the quagmire of China’s influence, they may find useful information in Taiwan’s decisive response to the virus. And for the many Americans and Europeans struggling with the crushing economic and psychological burden of a nationwide quarantine, the idea of a more measured response that both protects health without molesting our civil liberties may come as a breath of fresh air.

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Another country that provides a successful example of effective strategies absent totalitarian insticts is Sweden. Like Taiwan, Sweden has kept its schools and restaurants open and has not instituted a compulsory restriction on gatherings. Sweden instead relies on voluntary measures for social distancing, and self-quarantine in case of illness.

The Public Health Agency’s lead epidemiologist, Anders Tegnell, indicated they were using a different approach than other governments but that the overall goal remained to slow the rate of infection and minimize death:

“Sweden has gone mostly for voluntary measures because that’s how we’re used to working. And we have a long tradition that it works rather well.”

Their efforts have produced a marked success, with a lower per-capita infection rate and death rate than most of Europe, all while avoiding the considerable economic and psychological detriments of authoritarian lockdown. Absent are the dystopic horror stories that have become all too common across the world. Also missing are the despair and desperation-inducing economic consequences of total economic shutdown.

Perhaps the condition of “life must go on” inoculates Sweden’s population against the worst ravages of the CoViD-19 pandemic. In most developed nations, economic factors are consistently one of the largest causes of stress and anxiety. It’s well-documented in the medical community that stress has an extremely detrimental influence on the healthy function of the body, especially the immune system.

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So can we take Sweden and Taiwan as proof that global lockdown does more harm than good?

The viruses of fear and poverty pose the greatest risk to those who are already compromised. Millions of families across the United States cannot weather a $500 disaster. Such loss can be catastrophic, potentially leading to a loss of home and employment, spiraling an already-tenuous situation further out of control and turning entire families into statistics.

Many Americans are already walking the razor’s edge of stress and anxiety, partially due to economic desperation, and partially due to the paralyzing epidemic of social media dependence that now directs our collective attention into the mainstream of paranoia. Mental health disorders continue to rise at an accelerating rate as the economic alarms bells of poverty and income inequality ring like never before.

Americans have been poised on the edge of a precipice for a generation. Hundreds of millions work their fingers to the bone with nothing to show for it. The fruits of their labors disappearing into the pockets of an increasingly opulent oligarchy who allow the population just enough wealth to continue working, but not enough to ever take a breath. As a result, the financial stressors of lockdown-austerity will likely kill far more people than the virus does after the despair of bankruptcy, foreclosure, eviction and homelessness has run its course.

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The sobering consequences of the lockdown beg us to question which  epidemic is worse: the CoViD-19 pandemic? Or the fear, isolation and torture used to “treat” it?

As the totalitarian conditions of the nationwide lockdown were introduced, we were all told that just by going outside, gathering together and holding our loved ones close, we might be putting others at risk. Our instinct to help was used against us, while the very conditions that abuse and deplete us were marketed as the panacea.

Tyranny by any other name still smells just as despotic. Indeed, it often goes by many other names: “Economic Stimulus”; “Common Good”; “Flatten the Curve”.

In short, Tyranny is called Safety.

By allowing our constitutional rights to be abridged and allowing our economy to be choked out of existence, we threaten the well-being of ourselves, our families and the greater community. We cannot trade our freedom for comfort lest we lose both entirely. We cannot assume that freedoms that are taken away will be automatically returned to us. We must never allow fear to corrupt our reason or rob us of our common sense. We must fight for our precious liberties while we still have them like our lives depend on it, because they do.

An Inconvenient Coincidence

Oxitec, a biotech company funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, is moving to release genetically modified mosquitoes on Florida and Texas this summer. They’re touting mosquitoes as the “new syringe” to turn bloodsucking insects into “flying vaccinators.” But as shocking as this information seems, it’s just the latest in a long string of astonishing revelations that expose the seemingly limitless power and influence enjoyed by a man obsessed with population control.

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In the months leading up to the global shutdown crisis of 2020, 1,400 of the world’s most powerful CEO’s of the world’s most influential multinational corporations sold off their stocks and retired from their boards. After months of preparing his endeavors to market vaccines to governments around the world, Microsoft’s CEO Bill Gates finally followed suit, stepping down in March.

It’s probably just a coincidence that his new vaccinations will feature patented Microsoft technology; microchip implants  designed for governments to eventually issue immunity certificates and “keep track” of us, all justified by the classic totalitarian excuse of “keeping us safe”.

Another eye-narrowing coincidence involves Gates’ rather cozy relationship with infamous human trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, who was also fond of the pseudoscience of eugenics. Flight logs confirm that Gates flew with Epstein in 2013, and Epstein actually “directed” Bill Gates to donate $2 million to a research lab in October 2014. On top of it all, Gates’ former chief scientific adviser, Boris Nikolic, is an executor to Jeffrey Epstein’s Last Will and Testament.

But the Epstein connection still only scratches the surface of Gates’ tentacular power grab since the unlimited profit potential of vaccinating every human being on the planet has attracted sociopaths from every corner of our captured “democracy”.

Washington’s CoViD-19 response team is staffed with Big Pharma insiders all connected to Bill Gates; Dr. Fauci sits on the leadership council for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; The current director of the CDC, Robert Redfield, has received nearly $32 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; The commissioner of the FDA partnered with Bill and Melinda Gates in 2017.

And just about every major organization proposing mandatory vaccinations receives major financial contributions from the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation and it’s proxies. For example, Bill Gates happens to be the World Health Organization’s number one donor, now that the Trump Administration has halted funding to the disgraced organization. And who could blame them? It was W.H.O. Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus  who tweeted in mid-January that there was no evidence of human-to-human transmission of Coronavirus. It was the W.H.O. telling us in March that ibuprofen worsens Coronavirus symptoms and lethality, before later walking those claims back and finally dismissing them altogether. And it was W.H.O. “experts” who told us in early April that there is no need for healthy people to wear masks unless exhibiting symptoms before again changing their tune for no coherent reason.

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As mentioned, Mr. Gates stepped down from Microsoft just in time to participate in the big show known as Event 201 that took place in New York City on 18 October 2019.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in collaboration with the John’s Hopkins Center for Health Security and the World Economic Forum, participated in this high-level pandemic exercise which lasted for more than 5 hours, complete with computer models, reporter reels and participant feedback. This simulation included news reports which were fabricated explicitly for this exercise and bear an eerily similar resemblance to real-world reports of Coronavirus outbreak that followed on corporate media.

Not only did the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation participate and set up the simulation, they also funded the very group who owns the patent to the deadly Coronavirus, and are already working on a vaccine to solve the current crisis. Gates has bragged openly about his exciting new implantable microchips that will feature alongside mandatory biometric identification plates inserted under the skin “like a barcode” that were engineered in coordination with the Rockefeller Foundation and establish the enactment of a social credit score system like that used by the Chinese Politburo.

This pandemic simulation known as Event 201 took place just six weeks before the first illness from the Coronavirus was reported in Wuhan, China. And to top it all off, Gates published a Netflix pandemic report which coincided with the outbreak, though it has since been touted as a prophetic prediction that went tragically ignored.

Now that is one hell of a coincidence.

When we’re scared we tend not to think straight or ask meaningful questions. We just want the Boogeyman to go away, in this case, the Boogey-Bug known as CoViD-19. So Bill Gates promises to come riding up on a digital unicorn brandishing his “wonderful” new vaccine to make everything all better. But Neil Ferguson‘s “Chicken Little” computer models that justify Gates’ proposed immunization of every human on earth have proven themselves laughably inaccurate. The zombie apocalypse never happened, but Gates is staying the course to require the imposition of mandatory vaccination anyway, effectively holding the world hostage at needlepoint. Gates is banking on his fear mongering to win the day. He naively believes that a majority of people will actually give everything away to feel safe, even if the cure is worse than the disease (which history indicates will likely be the case).

It seems perfectly reasonable to think that there could be some unexpected consequences from a worldwide distribution of a Gates Foundation vaccine. In fact, it might be dangerous to think that there wouldn’t be unexpected consequences, as the Gates Foundation’s track record with vaccine deployments is far from pristine. When distributing a polio vaccine in India between 2000 and 2017, the Gates Foundation caused 496,000 children to become paralyzed.

Gates Foundation vaccines have also caused millions of sterilizations in Kenya, with comparable accusations coming from across greater Africa. When pressed on the issue the WHO admitted that they had been developing a sterility vaccine for years. Of course sterilization wasn’t what any of these women signed up for. What may be an unexpected “side effect” for us, may actually be a fully intended feature to the shadowy figures who roll out these global vaccination programs.

Likewise in 2017, the Indian Government dialed back Gates’ vaccine regimen and evicted Gates and his cronies from India’s National Advisory Board, and Polio paralysis rates dropped off sharply. In turn, the World Health Organization were forced to admit the global polio explosion was predominantly caused by the Gates’ Vaccine Program.


That same year, in January 2017, just days prior to Trump’s inauguration, Dr. Anthony Fauci warned that a “surprise outbreak” would occur during the Trump administration. Dr. Fauci later plotted theGlobal Vaccine Action Planalongside Bill Gates prior to pushing panic in 2020.

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Fauci also co-authored an article published on 28 February 2020 in the New England Journal of Medicine predicting the fatality rate of Coronavirus would be “considerably less than 1%” and no worse than that of a “severe seasonal influenza.” So when it comes to the business of scaring the bejesus out of the American people, Fauci, like Hillary Clinton, has a public position that he keeps separate from his private position, especially when the profit margins affect him directly.

At a certain point these problematic facts become so numerous that using the word “coincidence” to describe them is no longer appropriate. You don’t have to be an honor’s graduate in political science to recognize that unpopular and illegal tactics are being shrugged off as happenstance by the corporate media while authentic journalists and whistleblowers are regularly demonized.

And while nationwide unemployment surges to levels greater than the Great Depression, the vast majority of Americans are expected to continue paying rents to the very banks who just got bailed out with Trillions of dollars in the biggest wealth transfer in human history; a wealth transfer that every single “progressive” democrat voted in favor of, regardless of whatever empty rhetoric they may have shouted during their disingenuous grandstanding. This latest stimulus package feigns the appearance of a benevolent gift to the people while distracting away from the trillions in exotic debt instruments that the average citizen will never be able to understand.

And anyone who has a problem with these measures isn’t allowed to hold protests to call attention to the brazen power grab currently afoot, not only because many people feel understandably apprehensive about participating in large congregations, but also because of the increasingly draconian measures employed all around us to permanently suppress literally every single aspect of the 1st Amendment of the United States Constitution.

Unless you’re protesting because of what happened to George Floyd, that is. In a head-spinning 180, America’s media and establishment figures all suddenly support violating the strict social distancing protocols they’ve been hypocritically berating us about for months per the official pandemic narrative. It seems that orthodox incumbents and establishment corporatists endorse disobeying these protocols in favor of lawful assemblies, but only as long as said assemblies involve the potential for exploitable virtue-signaling through  identity politics.

With every reversal, the official narrative grows more schizophrenic, and so too with those who pledge blind faith to it. For many Americans asking how we get back to normal, the breakdown of civil society may make the prospect of a vaccine seem like a welcome and necessary solution. But it’s clear now that the virus constituted little more than a bad seasonal flu, as Fauci himself has repeatedly admitted. It was a false alarm, but we’re told that we’re still going to have to make violent changes to our previously free society anyway.

And for those who think they’d be willing to take a shot in the arm to get their lives back, it might not be that easy. Many epidemiologists have expressed concern from the very beginning about the possibility of the virus mutating, just like the flu does, making it nearly impossible to vaccinate against. For the same reason you can’t simply “get a flu shot” and be done with it, different strains rise and fall in the population, meaning that a new vaccine has to be formulated every year (guaranteeing gargantuan profit potentials for those selling the obsolete vaccines). Viruses mutate, and there’s already evidence that the “novel” Coronavirus is doing just that, making vaccine formulation and distribution much less cut and dried.

A recent scientific paper awaiting peer review claims to have found a significant mutation in a sample of the virus collected in India. This is the first report of an active and functional mutation to the virus that would necessitate a separate vaccine. If confirmed, the 12-24 month time frame for development of a vaccine may be a Sisyphean task, with vaccine researchers laboring all year to roll the boulder up the hill, only to have it tumble back to the bottom as a new mutation sweeps across the global population. The very mutability of Coronavirus is part of the reason there has never been a vaccine for the so-called “common cold”, which many readers are likely aware is another variety of Coronavirus.

Many other inconvenient facts continue to utterly obliterate the mainstream’s orthodox narrative about the global Coronavirus crisis every single day. If we tried to chronicle them all this column would never be finished. And while the corporate media frantically rationalize instances of obvious synchronicity as nothing but happenstance or “coincidence,” entertaining delusions to these ends has become an exercise in futility, if not symptomatic of outright mental illness. There will always be anomalies, but when those oddities consistently sway the odds in favor of the same overlords, we can be sure they’re not random, accidental, or happenstance.

Remember that our government and media have a long-established history of lying to the people, whether it be Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq, or “9 out of 10 doctors recommend Camel cigarettes”, or “DDT is good for me-e-e!

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Does anyone honestly believe anymore that the corporate media are earnestly broadcasting truthful information for the good of the people? Does anyone honestly believe at this point that our “leaders” are incapable of malice? And does anyone believe, after all of the illegal wars we’ve waged around the world, that the oligarchic elements steering our society share the same moral outlook on life that we do?

The sociopaths who kicked 5.1 million families out of their homes following the banker bailouts in 2008 and 2009 are the same sociopaths who use our military to provoke one unnecessary war for profit after another all around the world. But these genocidal overlords now care about keeping grandma and grandpa healthy? And are only trampling our freedoms and liberties ‘for our safety’?

It’s taken a long time for these fundamental truths to reach the people because the vast majority of “news” and information blasted at us through the corporate pipeline is owned by just six corporations; Comcast (aka NBC Universal and formerly General Electric), Disney, Time Warner, National Amusements, (formerly Viacom which previously absorbed CBS), Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., and SONY. And all that media is controlled by just 15 Billionaires including Jeff Bezos (the richest man on earth) who owns the Washington Post, Michael Bloomberg of Bloomberg Media, and real estate mogul Warren Buffett. And as it turns out, Bill Gates has infiltrated the corporate media to such an extent that he now exerts surprising leverage over orthodox medical opinion.

According to James Corbett:

“The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation spends tens of millions of dollars per year on media partnerships, sponsoring coverage of its program areas across the board. Gates funds the Guardian’s Global Development website; Gates funds NPR’s Global Health coverage; Gates funds the Our World and Data website that tracks the latest statistics and research on the Coronavirus pandemic; Gates funds BBC coverage of global health and development issues, both through it’s BBC Media Action organization and the BBC itself; Gates funds World Health coverage on ABC news.

“When the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer was given a $3.5 million Gates Foundation grant to set up a special unit to report on global health issues, NewsHour communications chief Rob Flynn was asked about the potential conflict of interest that such a unit would have in reporting on issues that the Gates Foundation is itself involved in. In some regards I guess you might say that there are not a heck of a lot of things you could touch in global health these days that would not have some kind of Gates tentacle,” Flynn responded.”

These media conglomerates that have merged into each other over the decades have gradually gained more and more of a monopolistic stranglehold over the information that is allowed to disseminate through accessible channels today. In recent years we’ve seen an attack on the free press like never before with Orwellian censorship justified by Kafkaesque rationalizations. As the wheels of censorship turn faster, they grind away the old propensities toward an informed electorate by disallowing socially relevant and deeply necessary conversations altogether. Coupled with the media consolidation by the apex predators at the top of the broadcasting food chain, mass censorship slowly smothers what remains of authentic journalism, muzzling truth tellers and perverting the free press.

So it’s worthy of noting that Youtube, who have already become fanatically censor-happy these past few years, climbed to shocking new heights in 2020 when they began to aggressively remove from their platform any content critical of the official, government-approved narrative of the pandemic Boogey-Bug known as CoViD-19. Our leaders are apparently infallible, therefore no conversation whatsoever shall be allowed to transpire on the subject. This is all for our own good, apparently. We’re just supposed to shut up, wear a mask and follow the herd.

Don’t drink the Kool-Aid. Don’t be fooled by their “safety” rhetoric. Gates and the elites don’t give a fuck about you or your grandparents or the third world, beyond vaccinating us, microchipping us, and in all likelihood euthanizing us.

8,000 people die every single day from a virus called hunger that we already have a cure for. But the hunger virus doesn’t affect the rich, so they don’t give a damn about fixing it. Gates could use his wealth to feed and educate the world, but that doesn’t fall in line with the architecture of control that the overlords wish to construct.

Coronavirus affords our ownership class the tastiest surveillance rib they’ve dined on since the USA PATRIOT Act. And once again they’ve got the country all trussed up like a roast pig and they’re about to stick the apple in our mouth.

In the coming months and years we’ll be offered to sell off the last remnants of our children’s liberties in exchange for the promise of temporary security from individuals and organizations who have a long history of betraying our trust and exploiting our suffering to profiteer from disaster. But if we fumble the ball this time, there won’t be a free society to return to when things eventually get “back to normal.”

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EMF Radiation Demonstrably Harmful To Human Health

In this time of universal isolation, the talking heads in the corporate media will increasingly emphasize the need to accelerate electronic communications technologies so that everyone can stay in touch. But these technologies are provably harmful to our health, a fact maintained by scientists and health professionals for decades and corroborated by additional evidence each passing day.

In November 2019 a retired Harvard scientist of applied physics named Ronald Powell Ph.D. noted that “there is NO SAFE WAY to implement 5G in our communities”. And Scientific American published an opinion piece in October 2019 entitled “We Have No Reason to Believe 5G Is Safe,”  warning us of the consequences we can expect from this technology:

Citing this large body of research, more than 240 scientists who have published peer-reviewed research on the biologic and health effects of nonionizing electromagnetic fields (EMF) signed the International EMF Scientist Appeal, which calls for stronger exposure limits. The appeal makes the following assertions:

“Numerous recent scientific publications have shown that EMF affects living organisms at levels well below most international and national guidelines. Effects include increased cancer risk, cellular stress, increase in harmful free radicals, genetic damages, structural and functional changes of the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders, and negative impacts on general well-being in humans. Damage goes well beyond the human race, as there is growing evidence of harmful effects to both plant and animal life.”

Citing health concerns, Switzerland put a stop to the rollout of 5G this January. And by February more than 200,000 people from 204 countries signed an appeal tostop the deployment of millions of 5G antennas on Earth and 50,000 5G satellites in space, and to secure emergency high-level meetings with officials in governments and international governmental organizations including the European Union, the United Nations, and the World Health Organization.”

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By January Switzerland halted 5G over health concerns, demanding further study on the impacts of EMF radiation. And as of February more than 200,000 people from 204 countries had signed an appeal to “stop the deployment of millions of 5G antennas on Earth and 50,000 5G satellites in space, and to secure emergency high-level meetings with officials in governments and international governmental organizations including the European Union, the United Nations, and the World Health Organization.”

In fact, more than 240 scientists, all of whom have published peer-reviewed research on the biologic and health effects of nonionizing electromagnetic fields, signed the International EMF Scientist Appeal, calling for stronger exposure limits to EMF radiation:

“Numerous recent scientific publications have shown that EMF affects living organisms at levels well below most international and national guidelines. Effects include increased cancer risk, cellular stress, increase in harmful free radicals, genetic damage, structural and functional changes of the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders, and negative impacts on general well-being in humans. Damage goes well beyond the human race, as there is growing evidence of harmful effects to both plant and animal life.”

But the writing has been on the wall for a long time. Back in march of 2018 Wired Magazine ran with the headline, “5G Smartphones Cause Cancer; Big Wireless Doesn’t Want You To Know.”

Right now, as the world is distracted by media panic and when everything is supposed to be stopped, the telecoms are installing 5G transmitters as quickly as they can. We’ll be told that this revolution in wireless technology is necessary for keeping everyone in touch because unprecedented internet usage is taxing the current bandwidth. But just like everything else we’ve been told, the official story begins to break down the instant one begins merely scrutinizing its particulars.

Since merging last year, Sprint and T-Mobile have worked furiously to get the Fifth Generation of wireless technology up and running, even though scores of scientists and health professionals the world over have warned that the health consequences of toxic millimeter frequencies are provably profound. Now because of the Coronavirus scare, these telecoms can install this toxic technology, unimpeded by the pesky eyes of the public, installing their 5G transmitters every 2 to 10 houses. And they’ve got the perfect excuse if people start getting sick as a result of their toxic tech: they can simply blame the virus.

Similarly, if people start having heart attacks because the stress of this apocalypse is just too much to take, authorities may not hesitate to blame the deaths on the virus. They may do the same with the suicides that occur as well. Really, it’s a blank check to extract maximum profit from the most ruthless deployment of the Shock Doctrine the world has ever known.

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5G “Small Cells” installed onto a street light in Baltimore

If these weaponized frequencies are so dangerous, why are we activating them at all?

Firstly, 5G can enable the smart trucks with guided AI that will make human truck drivers completely obsolete by and large, but for a few exceptions.

Next, the 5G surveillance Panopticon provides technocrats with a ubiquitous “smart grid” to monitor every square inch of the planet by streetlight, satellite and maintenance-hole cover. So they’re going to watch our every move and listen to our every spoken utterance.

And the fact that 5G is provably harmful to human health might actually be a feature, rather than a bug.

Discounting the insurance vultures circling ‘round the rotting carcass of America’s privatized health care industry, the big-time elites pulling all the strings have become more outspoken about their concerns regarding “overpopulation” in recent decades. As our society becomes ever more “advanced” our food, water and air become increasingly toxic, giving rise to a whole range of diseases unknown just a generation ago. In part this is due to the normalization of toxification the American experiment has allowed for.

For example, Monsanto seemed relatively prosecution proof throughout their entire century-long history of knowingly peddling harmful products that they publicly insisted were safe until they were repeatedly exposed as the merchants of death they really are. Big Tobacco exploited similar “scientific” measures to demonstrate the safety of their products, which kill 400,000 Americans annually.

When we consider the corruption of the very regulatory bodies tasked with enforcing safety and health standards throughout the civilized world, we can see that safety is never a priority if it impedes on profits. GM proved this with their infamous recall scandal, failing to initiate life-saving recalls for defective and deadly cars unless the estimated cost of cumulative lawsuits began to affect their bottom line. From trading derivatives on child slaves in sweat shops to selling weapons of war to bloodthirsty regimes, there’s nothing the captains of industry won’t do to expand their profits and preserve their power.

If present trends continue unchecked, the world that surrounds us one day in the distant future when things finally return to “normal” may not be a world any of us want to live in. If we allow the virus of fear to distract us during this critical time, we won’t be able to forgive ourselves later for the world we allowed to rise up before our very eyes.


Jeromy Johnson was a technology enthusiast with a masters degree in engineering who worked in Silicon Valley for many years until he eventually developed electrohypersensitivity from his overexposure to EMF radiation fields. The exposure resulted in symptomatic headaches, ringing in the ears, disorientation, insomnia, fatigue and brain fog, changing his life forever.

In this TED Talk delivered at Berkeley, Johnson eloquently illustrates how we can no longer trust the Telecom Industry’s claims regarding the safety of their toxic products.

A full transcript of Jeromy’s talk appears below.

 

I’d like to begin by asking a few questions.

Who knows if they have a wireless smart meter on their home? And who has their smartphone in their pocket right now? And who’s read the fine prints in your owner’s manual that says that the smartphone should never be within about an inch of the body?

I’m going to speak to why we can no longer assume that our wireless technology is safe. Technology has allowed us many benefits. It has connected us to people and to places and it has brought us convenience that few could have imagined just 10 years ago. It’s also brought us tremendous economic benefits. If we can look at how technology has increased in our lives in just the last eight years it started with the iPhone, and then tablet computing, ubiquitous Wi-Fi, the smart meter and the smart home and wearable tech, and now the Internet of Things.

If we could imagine how this would look, it would actually look like this — this is an artist’s rendition of what Wi-Fi in our public spaces looks like.

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We could actually hear what microwave radiation sounds like with a device like this. So if anybody would like to hear what their smartphone or their smartwatch sounds like, come and see me at the end and I can show you.

But how does this affect our bodies?

That’s the question I want to ask because this exponential rise in microwave radiation can have effects. And that’s what scientists and medical doctors around the world are now saying, especially when it comes to children, because they’re going to be affected by this their entire lives. But today I also want to share a few solutions. I want to give everyone here things that you can do in your own lives in order to reduce this type of exposure.

So I actually got into this topic about five years ago. Before then I was a young technology enthusiast. I always used my smartphone and Wi-Fi. I’ve worked in Silicon Valley and have a master’s degree in engineering.

So if anyone had told me that wireless technology could have health effects I would have thought they’re crazy. So if you’re thinking that right now, I can relate. But this all changed for me over the period of about one week. I started to experience headaches, ringing in the ears, insomnia, and a fatigue and brain fog that I’d never experienced before.

And I shared this with a colleague at work. And she said the exact same thing happened to her husband when a wireless smart meter was installed in their home. So I went home that evening and I checked downstairs. And sure enough, we had a bank of wireless smart meters installed right below our bedroom in San Francisco.

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So this started me on a journey to learn as much about this topic as I possibly could. I now have a website about this and I’m contacted by people all around the world every day who are experiencing the exact same things. It can be when they have a wireless smart meter installed, or a new Wi-Fi router, or even a cell tower placed across the street from their home. These are the common symptoms that people start to experience. This is actually from a published paper on the health effects of wireless smart meters.

Just here in the Bay Area, I’m in touch with dozens of people who’ve had their lives changed by this: medical doctors, high school principals, teachers and students, IT professionals, and even entrepreneurs. These are people who had a normal life and then over a short period of time went to where they could no longer work; where they could no longer go to an office. Some of them actually have had to move out of their homes because they can’t be in an environment which is normal now for most people. I’ve been in touch with people around the world who’ve become homeless because of this. There are many people that’s actually happened to.

And unfortunately, I know of people who’ve actually taken their lives because there’s essentially no place they can go. And this is something that society does not yet recognize.

My own life has been tremendously changed by this. After that first exposure to wireless smart meters, now I can no longer be in an environment with strong Wi-Fi for very long. So I can’t go to my work the way I used to be able to. Most environments are now essentially toxic to me. So even finding a safe place to live has become very difficult. Imagine not being able to live in an apartment building where everyone has Wi-Fi, or to be able to live next to a cell tower.

This is actually a proposed cell tower here in Berkeley. The residents have actually stopped it for now, but most churches and most schools now have cell towers on them. And so it exposes the people around them and of course the students who go to those schools.

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This is a cell tower in San Francisco: that brown thimble on top of the telephone pole is a cell tower. And these are being placed every couple of blocks. So you could have an amazing home, and then one week a company can come and put a cell tower right outside your window.

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So this is something that’s happening throughout the Bay Area and it’s going to be happening throughout the United States. So it makes it so that people like myself have a hard time finding a place to live, but it also is ratcheting up the exposure of the entire population.

So you might be asking, ‘perhaps some people are being injured by this, but if you’re not feeling it, it’s probably not that big of a deal’. And I think that’s a very common experience.

But it’s not as simple as saying that just a few unfortunate people are being affected by this. Because what the science shows is that we’re all affected on some level whether we can feel it or not. And the reason is because essentially, our bodies are electric. Every cell in our body communicates using tiny electric signals. It’s how our nervous system operates. So to think that we could put an exponential amount of microwave radiation into our environment and not feel effects is simply false.

To illustrate this I actually had many friends come to me when I started to experience this and they would say, “Jeromy, are you sure you aren’t making this up in your head?” And I thought this too myself. At the beginning.

But then, a year or two later, they would come to me and they’d say, “You won’t believe it, but now I’m feeling pain in my arm when I use my cell phone,” or “when I put it to the head,” or “when a new Wi-Fi router is installed.” So this is something where when people have more of an exposure, more people are being affected. And it’s not just headaches and insomnia. It’s much more serious things such as infertility, DNA damage, and eventually cancer. This is what the research is starting to show.

And you don’t have to take my word for it. I encourage you to start researching this for yourselves. If you simply Google “EMF research,” this is a screenshot of what you’ll find. The World Health Organization is the first link there. And they actually, in 2011, came out and said this wireless technology is possibly carcinogenic. Now there are scientists around the world that say it’s most likely carcinogenic.

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The third link there is actually my own website. It’s there because the last five years I’ve gathered research from around the world that shows that we now have enough evidence to at least take precaution when it comes to this technology.

Isn’t this regulated? And this is one of the most interesting things I’ve found. The Federal Communications Commission is who is supposed to be regulating wireless technology, but if you look at the regulations they’re almost 20 years old. So that means our most advanced technology is using science that’s at least 20 years old.

But not only that, they’re based on a concept which is nearly 50 years old which says “if microwave radiation does not heat us, then it can’t possibly hurt us”. But there are now hundreds of studies that show that this is false.

So how is it that we have a regulatory body that’s not protecting the public? Like many public health issues in our country you end up having industry influencing the regulatory body. And that’s what’s happening here. So you have a revolving door between the wireless lobby and the FCC Commission. That’s what’s happening.

Plus, the science is heavily influenced by industry funding. This is a study by Dr. Henry Lai. He looked at 326 studies based on the biological effects of cell phone radiation. He found that about half of the studies showed effects and half didn’t. That’s pretty normal for this type of research. But what he found that was interesting was that if you looked at who funded the studies, 70% of the independent studies showed effects, and only 32% of the industry-funded studies showed effects.

berkely5So you see that there’s an influence in money on this topic, just like many other topics. Tobacco is another one where essentially the industry funded science that was going to show their products were safe. So, that’s the bad news.

Now I want to share some good news, and that is that there are solutions for this. We are going to have to have the industry start to create safer products, but there are ways that we can both protect ourselves and move industry forward. So one of the primary things we can do is to move towards fiber optics because this is a way that we can make our homes safer; our businesses and our schools. Fiber optics are safe, they’re secure, and they’re one of the fastest things we can use.

Another way we can go is to design products which are safer. So currently we have product designers and engineers working together, but we could bring in biophysicists and biologists to work together to create products that don’t just emit right underneath the FCC regulations, but emit the least amount of any type of electromagnetic fields as possible.

If smart meters had been designed to use either fiber optics or to emit just once or twice a day rather than the 10,000 times they do emit, then I wouldn’t be standing here today, and thousands upon thousands of people around the world would not have been injured by smart meters.

So what are some things that all of us can do? This is one of the most important things because everyone wants to know how to essentially protect themselves and their families. The first thing is to make sure we use our cell phones wisely. I mentioned that you don’t want to put the cell phone within about an inch of the body. The industry is telling us this now. So make sure you use speakerphone, get an air-tube headset; and when it’s on the body, make sure that you put it on airplane mode when it’s either in the pocket or sometimes in the bra. And when it comes to kids, we don’t want to have kids use cell phones. But if they must, then please teach them how use these wisely.

We can wire our homes. Most people don’t need Wi-Fi in their home. So move towards Ethernet; move towards fiber optics. And if you must have Wi-Fi, make sure you turn it off at night. You can get a simple timer so you don’t even have to think about it.

When it comes to kids, we want to reduce their exposures as much as possible. So if they use an iPad, put all of the data on the iPad and then turn the Wi-Fi off. In schools, I simply do not think we need to have Wi-Fi in schools because we’re filling those classroom with microwave radiation. We can have amazing technology, but it can be wired. And this is where I think we’re going to have to go.

When it comes to the smart meter and the smart home I recommend you to opt out. I’ve had wealthy early-adopting families contact me who went all-in on the smart home, and they ended up getting sick within a few months. So this is something that affects families. And I just recommend that you don’t go down this path because it’s a technology we do not need.

And one of the last solutions I want to get today is to create a safe place to sleep. Because this is one of the most important things. Because this is when your body rejuvenates. And it’s when you can make sure that everything’s off. So turn off all your wireless devices; unplug things. If you have a baby monitor I actually recommend that you turn that off, especially at night. I just do not recommend those for kids. And if you do these things, I know many people who’ve ended up sleeping better. They are much clearer during the day and their fatigue is much less. So this is something which I recommend everyone can do.

So in conclusion I want to say that this is a problem that we can solve. There’s tremendous people around the world working on this right now. And I believe we’re coming to a tipping point where enough people realize that this is an important topic and that there are solutions. So I recommend that you share this with the people who are closest to you. Because if enough people wake up to this issue then industry will start creating safe technology. And once they do that our entire society can move towards a healthier future.

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UPDATE:

Our listeners in Montana may be encouraged to know that the Constitution of the State of Montana, Article IX, Section 1 states:

“(1) The state and each person shall maintain and improve a clean and healthful environment in Montana for present and future generations.

(2) The legislature shall provide for the administration and enforcement of this duty.

(3) The legislature shall provide adequate remedies for the protection of the environmental life support system from degradation and provide adequate remedies to prevent unreasonable depletion and degradation of natural resources.”

It seems that the installation of untested wireless technologies, which are contested as extremely dangerous to human health by countless medical and scientific professionals the world over, directly violates Article IX of the Montana State Constitution.

If we have a right to a clean and healthful environment then we shouldn’t be guinea-pigged in an experiment that involves a technology associated with irreversible negative health consequences, even if those consequences are only a potentiality. As the provable carcinogenic effects of Monsanto’s Roundup plainly illustrate, it should be studied and we should be able to make an informed decision about our exposure to it, and that decision should be vetted by our communities by intention.

As with Monsanto’s Roundup, the telecoms tell everyone the product is safe while third-party studies are wholly ignored, and while activists sound the alarm to local officials who all-too-often dismiss their concerns until it’s too late. Monsanto were facing more than 800 lawsuits for their cancer-causing products when they were absorbed by Bayer AG. One of those lawsuits just resulted in a Missouri farmer declaring victory with a $265 Million verdict this February. And like Monsanto, the telecoms have employed “Preemption Clauses” which prohibit smaller legislative bodies from passing laws, statutes or ordinances that regulate, limit or prohibit toxic products for the explicit purpose of protecting the health and safety of their own communities.

But community rights activist Paul Cienfuegos has demonstrated on multiple occasions that corporate executives can’t lawfully make decisions about the health of our communities without our consent. He shows how Anti Corporate Farming Ordinances became the landmark acts which began to return control of communities to the locals that inhabit them. And in spite of preemption clauses, courts have consistently upheld the constitutionality of anti-corporate statutes:

We can no longer afford to endure the consequences that occur from outsourcing the management of our communities to external corporate interests.

Montana Doctor Blows Whistle on CDC’s Misleading Coronavirus Statistics

Dr. Annie Bukacek is a board-certified internal medicine physician and sole proprietor of Hosanna Health Care in Kalispell, Montana. Practicing medicine for over 30 years, Dr. Bukacek received her medical degree from the University of Illinois in Chicago, completing her internship and residency of internal medicine at Oregon Health Sciences University. Dr. Annie is a council member and fellow of the American College of Physicians, Montana Chapter, and in 2019 won the ACP laureate Award for Commitment to Excellence in Medical Care. She is a member of the Montana Medical Association Legislative Committee, was voted Best Family Physician in Flathead County in 2012 and 2019, and is a member of the Flathead County Board of Health.

Dr. Bukacek is now sounding the alarm about manipulated Coronavirus death statistics and warning Montanans not to believe everything we read, hear and see from so-called health “experts” who have proven themselves as unforgivably unreliable shills since this pandemic began.

She asserts that based on how death certificates are being filled out, we can be certain the number of COVID-19 deaths are substantially lower than what we are being told by the hysterical talking heads in our corporate media. As the rise of authoritarian rule threatens our civil liberties and basic human rights, citizens everywhere are realizing that the manipulation of Coronavirus death statistics is the engine of opportunity for certain individuals, institutions and organizations who exploit catastrophe as a means for securing profit and power.

We’ve included a complete transcript of her address below.

 

The decision for unprecedented, government-mandated lockdowns has been based on the alleged death rate of COVID-19. Is this death rate based on truth?

I posted the following question on facebook yesterday: “Know anybody personally with baseline good health who has been hospitalized for COVID-19 alone, or allegedly died from COVID-19?”

I asked the question this way because if you know someone personally, you may know their baseline health status and some details of the case. And being tested positive for COVID-19 does not mean you have the disease.

Even asking the question this specifically, I still got some people saying their spouse knows a friend of a friend of a nephew in New York, and some who answered “yes” but didn’t give the details, even though I asked them, “could you please submit some more details?” I got over 350 comments and received dozens of “no” answers, if not scores. Last I counted, there were 3 or 4 who answered “yes” and said their case fit the criteria, and they gave me some details. But even those 3 or 4, giving them the benefit of the doubt that they were answering honestly to the best of their knowledge, does that mean that the person they described was actually stricken with COVID-19?

Inquiring minds want to know, “Are the reported deaths from COVID-19 truly deaths from COVID-19?”

To address this question we need to discuss death certificates, since death certificates are the basic source for information about mortality. The discussion of death certificates is not a fun one. We have all grieved so many losses in our lifetimes. Still, we need to talk about it because they are the basis of the so-called death rate of COVID-19. History-changing decisions are being made due to these figures, despite the fact that they are flat-out wrong, based on data that is insufficient and often inaccurate.

Few people know how much individual power and leeway is given to the physician, coroner or medical examiner signing the death certificate. How do I know this? I’ve been filling out death certificates for over 30 years. More often than we want to admit, we don’t know with certainty the cause of death when we fill out death certificates. That is just life. We are doctors, not God. Autopsies are rarely performed, and even when an autopsy is done, the actual cause of death is not always clear. Physicians make their best guesstimate and fill out the form. Then that listed cause of death, whatever we list, is entered into a vital records data bank to use for statistical analysis, which then gives out inaccurate numbers, as you can imagine. Those inaccurate numbers then become accepted as factual information even though much of it is false.

So, even before we heard of COVID-19, death certificates were based on assumptions and educated guesses that go unquestioned.

When it comes to COVID-19, there is the additional data skewer, that is, get this – there is no universal definition of COVID-19 death. The Center for Disease Control updated from yesterday, April 4th, still states that “mortality data includes both confirmed and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19.” That’s from their website.

Translation: The CDC counts both true COVID-19 and speculative guesses of COVID-19 the same. They call it ‘death by COVID-19.’ They automatically overestimate the real death numbers by their own admission.

Prior to COVID-19, people were more likely to get an accurate cause of death written on their death certificate if they died in the hospital. Why more accurate when a patient dies in a hospital? Because hospital staff has physical exam findings, labs, radiologic studies, et cetera, to make a good, educated guess.

It is estimated that 60% of people die in the hospital. But even those in-hospital deaths, the cause of death is not always clear, especially in someone with multiple health conditions, each of which could cause the death. Clear cut causes of death might include traumatic brain injury (say from a car accident), intractable seizures or asthma, sepsis from overwhelming infections, respiratory arrest from a COPD exacerbation, ruptured aneurysm, metastatic cancer, massive acute heart attack, stroke or pulmonary embolism.

I will talk more in a little bit about why inaccuracy in the cause of death has declined for hospital deaths with the introduction of COVID-19 testing.

There are also unclear causes of death in ambulances. That’s a reality.

An example would be someone with multiple deadly conditions who gets short of breath and dies before evaluation can be done. Was it the patient’s underlying lung disease or heart disease that caused the shortness of breath that caused them to call the ambulance? Or was there a concomitant pneumonia or other problem? We don’t know because the patient died before the incident could be evaluated.

So an estimated 60% of people die in the hospital. As to the other 40%, it is estimated about 20% of people die at home and 20% in nursing homes in this country. The true cause of death in these situations usually remains unknown. The death certificate is filled out with the best educated guess. Unknown causes of death include elderly people or younger people with known heart disease who died peacefully in their sleep.

It is not acceptable to list “old age” as a cause of death, even though that may be more accurate than the cause of death we often list on the death certificate. We are allowed to state as a cause of death atherosclerosis or cardiovascular disease and that may be our best guess in a lot of these cases. But is it the truly the cause? Who knows. Only God in heaven knows.

So allow me to give a real world example.

One of my patients’ fathers died about 17 years ago. He was old and in the final days of terminal cancer. He also had heart disease but was too old and too sick to get heart bypass surgery. As he got near the end of his life, he came down with what appeared to be pneumonia. As my patient, this man’s son stood by his father’s sick bed at home, the man died. No one else was there. The mortician was called and removed the body at about two in the morning. The next day the funeral home called and asked my patient, the son of this man, what time did he die and what was the cause? The death certificate listed the man’s son’s best guess. The cause of death made by the diseased man’s son was made official. He was cremated so there was no second opinion. This man didn’t even have any medical training that gave the diagnosis to the mortician. This happens all the time, especially in poor urban areas, casual country towns and rural areas.

In the case of my patient’s father, did an accurate cause of death matter? Not really. But today, when governments are making massive changes that affect our Constitutional rights, and those changes are based on inaccurate statistics, it does matter.

There’s a US standard for death certificates that includes a line for immediate cause of death, followed by two to three lines of antecedent causes giving rise to the immediate cause, then one to two lines of other significant conditions contributing to the death, but not causally related to the immediate cause.

For an example:

Immediate cause of death:    sepsis.
Antecedent cause:    pneumococcal pneumonia.
Other significant conditions:     COPD

Let’s combine the information I’ve give you so far about the guesswork involved in filling out death certificates and apply it to COVID-19.

The analysis that follows requires the presupposition that in today’s medical climate, many, if not most patients sick enough to be hospitalized will be checked for COVID-19. It also requires an understanding of what we know at this point: that most people who test positive for COVID-19 have mild or no symptoms. Therefore, testing positive for COVID-19 does not mean a person is sick with it, or if the person died, that they died from it.

To drive this home, we need to understand how the CDC – a national vital statistics system – are instructing physicians to fill out death certificates related to COVID-19. Brace yourselves and please pay attention, and let what I am about to tell you sink in.

The assumption of COVID-19 death could be made even without testing. Based on assumption alone, the death can be reported to the public as another COVID-19 casualty.

The March 24th, 2020 National Vital Statistics System Memo states:

“The rules for coding and selection of the underlying cause of death are expected to result in COVID-19 being the underlying cause more often than not.”

The CDC report of cases in the US memo from yesterday states the death numbers are “preliminary and have not been confirmed”. That’s from the CDC website.

Here’s a quote even more laden with meaning. Steven Schwartz, national director of the Division of Vital Statistics says an answer to the question as stated in the organization’s COVID-19 alert, “Should COVID-19 be reported on the death certificate only with a confirmed test?”

Check out his answer, and I quote from this memo of which I have a copy:

“COVID-19 should be reported on the death certificate for all decedents where the disease caused, or is assumed to have caused, or contributed to death. Certifiers should include as much detail as possible based on their knowledge of the case, medical records, laboratory testing, etc.”

I’m sure you all feel so reassured the government is asking doctors to provide their very best guess work. Not.

Fact: “COVID-19 caused death” and “assumed death by COVID-19” are not the same thing. And for those who died from something else and had an incidental finding of COVID-19 positivity, dying with COVID-19 is not the same as dying from COVID-19.

I’m almost done, but want to clarify the process with another patient example. This is something that could happen commonly. It’s not a specific patient I’m thinking of.

Let’s say it’s a sick patient who goes into respiratory arrest at home, he is intubated at home by EMT’s, they put a tube down his throat to help him breathe, he’s taken to the hospital by ambulance, put on a ventilator in the ICU, put on antibiotics for presumed sepsis, given IV fluids because his blood pressure has bottomed out. The bacteria pneumococcus is found in the blood in sputum cultures, and pneumonia is seen on the chest x-ray. Despite the staff’s best efforts, he dies two days after admission.

Like I said, this is not an uncommon scenario.

The patient was found to be COVID-19 positive, and the doctor has the option of listing on the death certificate that COVID-19 is the immediate or antecedent cause because the doctor theorizes that COVID-19 contributed. Either way, it goes into the data bank as “caused by COVID-19.”

To reiterate, if a patient tests positive for COVID-19 and dies from another cause such as pneumococcal sepsis, it may be considered accurate to say that person died with COVID-19, not from COVID-19. Yet, the CDC guidelines list this case as one more COVID-19 death and they go to the next questionable death, they label that as COVID-19, and it goes on and on.

You can see how these statistics have been made to look really scary when it is so easy to add false numbers to the official database. Those false numbers are sanctioned by the CDC as of their memo yesterday, April 4th. I have made physical copies of those memos in case more people start looking at their website and they decide it’s too much truth for us.

I hope I was able to make my point. The real number of COVID-19 deaths are not what most people are told and what they then think. How many people have actually died from COVID-19 is anyone’s guess. Again, God only knows. But based on how death certificates are being filled out, you can be certain the number is substantially lower than what we are being told. Based on inaccurate, incomplete data, people are being terrorized by fear mongers into relinquishing cherished freedoms.

You can’t have a true case fatality rate without testing massive numbers of people. But that is another topic. What is that old saying? Something along the line of ‘figures don’t lie, but liars sure can figure.’

Thank you.


Dave Cullen picks up where Dr. Bukacek leaves off:

 

Matthew Christiansen: “What Counts as a Coronavirus Death?”

YouTuber Matthew Christiansen took a deep dive last week into the media’s astonishing dishonesty around the reporting of  Coronavirus deaths. We’ve included a complete transcript of his findings with relevant links and screenshots provided.

In the effort to understand the lethality of Coronavirus, until recently, I thought it was strictly a question of the denominator in that ratio. That is to say, we can be pretty confident about who’s died, of course. Its just a question of how many people have actually had this thing? And without the ability to test everyone en masse, that denominator is really anyone’s guess.

In other words, I had assumed the mortality rate was simply a known quantity in deaths, over an unknown quantity in cases. I had assumed that numerator of Coronavirus deaths was a pretty straightforward one: if someone dies from Coronavirus, then that’s a Coronavirus death. Pretty hard to miss that, count it and carry on.

But what if it’s not that simple? What if the numerator is, in fact, just as murky as the denominator? How useful would the stats be in such a scenario? What if we’re actually in a worst-case scenario, statistically, where we’re both underestimating the number of cases and overestimating the number of deaths? If that were happening, we’d be getting a massively inflated presentation of just how lethal this thing actually is. And I stress that I don’t know that that’s the case, just that the circumstances are present for that to be true.

And I give a shout out to Dave Cullen and his Computing Forever channel for putting together a great, thorough video on this topic that inspired me to look into this issue for myself.

Why is it that the effects of Coronavirus vary so widely from country to country, or even state to state here in the US? Take you pick from the grab bag of possible variables; population age, population density; population health condition, government regulatory response. These are all plausible explanatory factors for why Italy has been absolutely ravaged but Germany has seen nowhere near that total of death, for example.

But thinking of these factors may already be one step too far ahead.

Before we ask, “What explains the measurements we’re seeing?” we need to ask, “Are we even measuring the same thing?” That is the reason we so readily dismiss China’s numbers, after all. We don’t think they’re measuring correctly. We don’t think they’re even measuring at all. I’m not saying Italy is lying like China, of course. I’m saying that even among countries we do trust as doing a good faith job in reporting their data, there’s enough variability in what actually counts as a Coronavirus death, that we need to be careful in comparing data from different places, and in concluding that the mortality rates we see are a final, objective, undebatable truth.

I mentioned the concept of a Coronavirus death seemed like a pretty straightforward one to me. A Coronavirus death is a person who died from Coronavirus. But not everyone conceptualizes it that way.

The Telegraph reports this week that part of the reason the Italian death toll is so high is because they’re not counting deaths from Coronavirus – they’re counting deaths with Coronavirus. A professor and scientific advisor to the Italian government says, “The way in which we code deaths in our country is very generous in the sense that all people who die in hospitals with the Coronavirus are deemed to be dying of the Coronavirus.”

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In other words let’s say you have Diabetes and COPD, you’re already hospitalized for those conditions, you have a lethal stroke in the hospital, you die, and you also test positive for Coronavirus incidentally. In such a case, that counts as a Coronavirus death, even though attributing the death to Coronavirus is pretty tenuous.

Now maybe you think I’m exaggerating. Maybe you think that’s a ridiculous scenario that’s so rare it wouldn’t be statistically significant anyway. Well, it’s not that ridiculous of a scenario when you consider that Italy says 99% of it’s Coronavirus death cases had “other illnesses present” and nearly half of the cases had at least 3 prior illnesses present.

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And CDC figures released this week show a similar situation in the US, at least preliminarily. Analysis of early Coronavirus deaths in this country with complete information reported to the CDC, shows 94% of those deaths had at least one underlying condition. Having preexisting conditions or complications doesn’t necessarily mean that Coronavirus wasn’t the primary factor in causing or accelerating these deaths, of course. I’m not saying that underlying conditions invalidate these deaths. I’m saying that these deaths aren’t always as simple as clearly Coronavirus-caused, and we shouldn’t treat them that way.

And there’s reason to believe that this complicated and inconsistent measurement internationally is mirroring itself right here in the US. Just like we see different countries adopting different measurement criteria, so too are the states. The total numbers you see in the most widely-cited Coronavirus case count sites, are the aggregation of numbers reported by the state health departments each day. The CDC does have guidelines that say a Coronavirus death should be counted if a person died as a result of Coronavirus. But as this county coroner in a Philadelphia Inquierer story on the issue says, that is a matter of interpretation.

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People are trying to standardize something that has no precedent. Anecdotally, we are seeing these interpretations get stretched as far as they possibly can be across the country.

Now, whether these reaches are due to an abundance of caution or whether there’s a political motive in play –whatever the reason – there are plenty of cases that make me wonder just how reliable those death stats on the news actually are. There are repeated efforts to quickly assign Coronavirus as responsible for deaths before the facts are even established.

In Illinois the headline last weekend reads, “Cook County Infant Dies From Coronavirus, The First Such Case Of Infant Mortality In The US.

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Again, note the headline language: “Dies from Coronavirus,” even though the details strongly suggest that is not the case here. The infant had a bowel blockage and organ failure, and was hospitalized for those conditions for a month prior. And in fact, the cause of death is not even yet established. And investigation is underway. Despite that lack of clarity the title labels Coronavirus as definitively responsible. And even though the cause of death is not yet established, this infant’s case has been immediately counted among Illinois’ Coronavirus death statistics.

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Similarly in Connecticut, on Wednesday the Governor announced a pediatric fatality linked to Coronavirus. His words: linked to. Not “caused by,” not necessarily even “diagnosed,” at least according to this tweet. Though later reporting did confirm a positive test result, just “linked to”.

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The child was brought unresponsive to the hospital days ago and could not be revived. Was Coronavirus the cause of that unresponsiveness? Unclear.

Just like the case in Illinois, the cause of death has not yet been established. It doesn’t matter though. The Governor is counting it as a Coronavirus-caused death, and the state health department is counting it too.

In Easton, Pennsylvania, a 61 year-old man suffered a fatal head injury after a fall in his home. He died at the hospital, but incidentally tested positive there for Coronavirus. While the cause of death is listed as the head injury he suffered, Coronavirus is listed as a “contributing factor”. Despite being secondary, Coronavirus gets the headline, and yes, this case counted in Pennsylvania’s Coronavirus death statistics.

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In New Orleans a 17 year-old boy was originally reported as a Coronavirus death on March 22nd. The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office cited the boy’s positive test for Coronavirus in making that determination, though as of this reporting, the official cause of death was still under investigation. And the boy’s father said that he was surprised at the suggestion that his son died of Coronavirus, saying no, it was heart failure.

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We don’t have much more information, but dad disputes the supposed certainty that his son died of Coronavirus doesn’t matter. The state of Louisiana’s practice is to include anyone who tested positive and died in their tally of Coronavirus deaths. This reporting notes that it is possible that people on the list died as a result of another condition they had, in addition to Coronavirus.

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In Southern California another 17 year-old boy was originally counted as a Coronavirus death. He died in March in Lancaster outside of Los Angeles. The story was first sensationalized as possibly the first Coronavirus death of a minor in the country. That is, until they actually bothered to look at the specific facts of the case, discovering there were “extenuating circumstances that pointed to an alternative diagnosis as well”.

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23 mayor doesn't doubtAnd so his case was removed from the official count despite the mayor saying he doesn’t doubt that the teen died from Coronavirus. Okay. Well, the medical professionals do doubt, Mr. Mayor. So what matters more? The truth or the politics?

There are other faulty cases that may be as simple as clerical error. Who knows. But again, these are mistakes that matter.

In Florida, a Pasco County man says reports of his death are greatly exaggerated. The State Department of Health reported his death on March 20th. That was news to him since he was sitting at home recovering. The Department of Health blamed an error in the reporting system.

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Another death case in Leon County just disappeared on March 22nd. A 48 year-old Georgia woman was reported as the county’s first Coronavirus death and was originally included in the State Department of Health’s map, the scrubbed, then remained on the case list but was missing from the death list. The state is saying the confusion happened because she wasn’t a Florida resident. She was from Georgia so she belongs in Georgia’s count, not Florida’s.

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Fine. Fair enough. I know this is a rapidly developing thing so I’m not going to take every little mistake as evidence of some big conspiracy or political opportunism or whatever else. But another factor that bugs me is even where states are trying to do the right thing and be as precise as possible, we are still taking their worst-case data instead of their precise and confirmed data.

In Alabama, for example, state officials keep two different counts on Coronavirus deaths: reported deaths and confirmed deaths.

Reported deaths are people who died and had a positive Coronavirus test result. Confirmed deaths are those whose cases have actually been evaluated by a physician and infectious disease outbreak staff, confirming that the death is primarily attributable to Coronavirus. As of Thursday morning, according to the state’s website, Alabama had 32 reported deaths (as in possible Coronavirus deaths pending review) and 17 confirmed deaths. But if you went to the popular aggregation sites at the same time, those sites are using the count for the possible cases pending review, not the confirmed cases.

And I would bet that use of the higher unconfirmed number for the purpose of counting the national total isn’t limited to just Alabama.

Now for those of you already typing your angry Email to me, before you smash caps lock and type away and hit send, understand exactly what I mean here. Do these questionable cases mean that Coronavirus is no issue at all–nothing to see here–no problem–move along? No. Of course not. I am not a medical expert and I would never encourage taking medical advise from me. Just because these cases are sketchy, does it mean that all cases are sketchy? No. It doesn’t.

It just means that the obviously sketchy cases are numerous enough to warrant at least a little skepticism about just how valid those big scary numbers you see flashing on the news actually are. Particularly when those numbers often come with some sort of solution that you’re just supposed to accept automatically.

“Ooh, the numbers are big, so you’d better surrender your rights.”

“Ooh, the numbers are big, so you’d better accept big daddy government as your lord and savior.”

“Ooh, the numbers are big so you better live in fear and let us make decisions for you.”

And these numbers may be big in the end. I don’t know. We’ll find out. But let’s take a moment to evaluate them for ourselves before we automatically grant that as true. And while we’re at it, let’s take another moment to wonder why there are so many forces intent on making these numbers as big as they possibly can. Is the truth what they’re after, or is it something else? You’re not a bad person for asking.

How to Heal the 2020 Nightmare in 20 Easy Minutes


Do you feel powerless in the face of the 2020 Coronavirus outbreak? Even those isolated from the world by rigorously practicing social distancing guidelines have observed the strain this pandemic and its secondary consequences have inflicted on individuals, communities and institutions around the world. Those who aren’t afraid of the virus feel anxious about the largest wealth transfer in human history and its subsequent assault on our civil liberties. Others are afraid that those who are cavalier about their lack of fear may be causing real harm.

What if there was a simple way to participate in a movement that could bring about order from all this chaos, and heal the pandemic of fear that now grips the world?

What if you could be part of that community from the comfort of your own home while also practicing all the prescribed social distancing protocols, but without relying on the technological crutch of smartphones and internet access?

And what if I told you it would cost you nothing but 20 minutes of your time, and that there is considerable scientific evidence to conclude that your effort would significantly contribute to the most effective possible cure to the many problems exacerbated by the global outbreak of CoViD-19?

Would you want to help?

To correct the critical imbalances that now threaten our very way of life, meditators the world over are participating in an unprecedented global meditation to project feelings of love and healing, uniting people across the globe with a common intention, thus synchronizing the human overmind. Millions will participate. Billions will benefit. Those who participate in prayer will likewise find this an optimal time for the practice. All that is required from you are 20 minutes of silent focus on health, peace, love and harmony for all beings on the planet.

What have you got to lose?

Whether you’ve participated in the practice of meditation or not, you’re doubtless aware of the numerous studies that confirm the personal health benefits of meditation. Even more incredible are the countless, peer-reviewed, scientific studies showing that group meditations, just like this one, have powerful and observable effects on the communities, cities and countries in which they take place.

Individual meditation is a method of processing individual anxieties, but group meditation can process the anxieties of entire communities.

Just so nobody accuses us of advocating unlawful assemblies, it’s important to emphasize that group meditation does not require physical congregation. All that matters is that people do it at the same time. Jose Arguelles’ 2012 global Rainbow Bridge meditations were conducted every Wednesday for several months, and though participants weren’t all physically near each other, the effect was the same. Far greater in fact, because the numbers were so large, and the nodes spread over so much of the globe.

We can accomplish much greater things as a group than we can as individuals. But what we’re talking about here transcends the physical limitations of our capabilities, as energy and consciousness determine literally everything about the world we see around us. And this is scientifically provable.

Scientifically engineered experiments using much smaller numbers of meditators (thousands instead of millions) have produced statistically significant effects on rates of conflict and violence all over the world. And the statistical correlation between focused group meditation and the drop in violence is so striking that the results are impossible to rule out as merely coincidental. As quantum physicist John Hagelin observed, group meditation reduces war and violence to such a an undeniable degree that “it is a scientific fact”.

For those who have never meditated before and are unfamiliar with the practice, rest assured that the method is unimportant. Only your intention matters. The fundamentals are simple, and perhaps best explained by renowned Tibetan master Sogyal Rinpoche:

You just quietly sit, your body still, your speech silent, your mind at ease, and allow thoughts to come and go, without letting them play havoc on you.”

If you do need something to do, then watch the breathing.”

This is a very simple process. When you are breathing out, know that you are breathing out. When you breathe in, know that you are breathing in, without supplying any kind of extra commentary or internalized mental gossip, but just identifying with the breath.”

On an individual level, meditation is a critical component to your immune system. If you’re feeling a lot of anxiety about catching or spreading the Coronavirus, one way to strengthen your immune system is to start meditating today. You’ll also feel more emotionally balanced, since meditation is a powerful tool for processing the anxieties of the human condition.

Beyond that, it is also true that meditation can be a help to your neighbors as well. Besides the obvious fact that your own emotional balance allows for greater patience and empathy necessary for assisting others, meditation brings about other unintended and unexpected advantages.

When performed in groups, meditation lowers crime, stops open warfare, and prevents terrorism; scientifically measurable phenomena that are absolutely corroborated by an avalanche of highly rigorous and peer-reviewed evidence.

Quantum Physicist John Hagelin provides an especially eye-opening example of a peer-reviewed scientific study that reveals the power that group meditation has in influencing society for the better. The results are not only conclusive, but as Hagelin says, “unassailable”. The unavoidable conclusion of the academic research presented by Hagelin is that group meditation provably influences the behavior of society at large. As Hagelin asserts, “It is a scientific fact”:

This is the first study, and I won’t go into it in great detail except to say that this experiment was performed in the Middle East during the peak of the Lebanon War in the early 1980’s. It was hypothesized, based on many previous, smaller experiments, that if enough people were collectively experiencing and stimulating this fundamental powerful field of peace within, that there would be a radiated influence of peace that would affect the behavior of people throughout society. People would wake up in the morning and they’d decide, “Hey! I don’t think I’m going to kill anybody today.” What a novel thought! That, with some expanded comprehension and less narrowly cramped, narrowly self-centered, acutely-stressed vision, that those desperate acts of terrorism simply don’t have a fertile field to fall on.

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So this chart shows the dotted line going up and down which is the rise and fall, on a daily basis, of the number of people who were meditating as a group in Jerusalem, about 1,000 people on average, sometimes more, sometimes less. And the solid line represents progress towards peace in the war in neighboring Lebanon. And even before the benefit of statistical analysis, you can almost see from the raw data, that progress towards peace – measured by reduced war deaths, reduced war injuries, reduced number of bombs – that progress towards peace goes up and down almost in lock-step with the number of people who were meditating as a group, radiating this influence of inner peace to become outer peace.

When this was subject to mathematical analysis, the likelihood that this was simply due to some fluke, due to chance, is less than one part in ten-thousand To be able to say something with this certainty; that group meditation prevented war. That is a really remarkable finding.

When this was published in the Yale University Journal, of conflict resolution, it conflicted a firestorm. First of all it took two years to publish the paper because the editors reviewed it, and reviewed it, and reviewed it. And they said in the end, ‘This paper is unassailable.’ This paper was performed at a status, a standard of scientific rigor, far beyond that required for publication in any journal.

So they had to publish it, but they published it with a letter. And the letter in the journal said [that] the results of this experiment are so unexpected – that a thousand people could influence the behavior of a million – that they urged other scientists to go out and repeat the study. And that’s exactly what happened over the next two-and-a-quarter years. Seven other scientific collaborations went out and repeated the study, training and assembling groups of meditators practicing transcendental meditation.

And in every one of these experiments, during this two-and-a-quarter year period, there was a marked reduction in violence and war; 80% drop in war deaths and war related injuries in comparison to all the other days during the two-and-a-quarter years where there were no meditating groups, when the situation grew slightly worse, as this chart shows, in comparison to seven highly positive bars, showing highly statistically significant progress towards peace, in every single experiment.

If you put these together, the likelihood that this reduction of war was again, simply due to chance and not due to the meditating groups, was less than one part in ten million, million, million.

There is far more evidence that group meditation can turn off war like a light switch, than there is evidence that aspirin reduces headache pain, for example.

It is a scientific fact.”

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Dr. John Hagelin

Hagelin is also one of the co-authors of another peer-reviewed study examining the effect of group meditation on preventing violent crime in Washington D.C., which also yielded remarkable, statistically relevant results. And the extraordinary power of group meditation remains a subject of vigorous investigation.

In 1978 a group of 7,000 individuals gathered over the course of 3 weeks to meditate in hopes of positively affecting the surrounding city. Demonstrating a phenomenon now known as the “Maharishi Effect”, they successfully transformed the collective energy of the city, which in-turn reduced global crime rates, violence, and casualties during the periods of their meditations by an average of 16%.

People who were not participating and had no idea that this experiment was happening were inexplicably impacted to such a degree that it caused a statistical change in their behavior.

Suicide rates and automobile accidents also were reduced, with all variables accounted for. And perhaps most astonishing of all, there was a 72% reduction in terrorist activity during the times at which this group was meditating.

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A specific study published in Psychology, Crime & Law found that the crime rate dropped by 13% in Merseyside, Great Britain during times when people were meditating in large groups, whereas a control city where people where not meditating in large groups saw a steady crime rate.

As the study concluded:

There were 255,000 fewer crimes in Merseyside from 1988 to 1992 than would have been expected had Merseyside continued to follow the national crime trend. Demographic changes, economic variables, police practice, and other factors could not account for the changes.”

The phenomenon of the Maharishi Effect is known in Physics as the Field Effect, that is, the effect of coherence and positivity produced from the field of infinite correlation – the field of Transcendental Consciousness – that permeates all life everywhere.

Meditation tunes your consciousness in to this field where  intentions have consequential effects on explicit happenings that we interact with before they even manifest. All of existence emanates out of a field of universal consciousness, called the Unified Field or Super String Field,  hence consciousness gives rise to the material.

Simply put, consciousness is a fundamental property of the universe, and since all levels of reality arise out of consciousness, all levels of reality are affected by the frequency of vibration of the superstrings within this field of consciousness.

Dr. David Edwards, Professor of Government, University of Texas at Austin, emphasizes the importance of this subject:

I think the claim can be plausibly made that the potential impact of this research exceeds that of any other ongoing social or psychological research program. It has survived a broader array of statistical tests than most research in the field of Conflict Resolution. This work and the theory that informs it deserve the most serious consideration by academics and policy makers alike.”

The exceptional power of intention to influence outcomes is perhaps most elegantly demonstrated in the famous Emoto Rice Experiment. This experiment can easily be reproduced at home and the principle is extremely simple. In 1999 Dr. Masaru Emoto published his findings after cooking a small batch of rice that was split three ways between three identical jars which had been sterilized.

Each sealed jar of rice was then subjected to a separate emotional stimulus every day for two months. One jar received a regular “I love you”. The second was repeatedly told “You’re an idiot”. And the third was ignored completely.

Emoto reported that the “love” jar aged benignly, lightly fermenting and emitting a pleasant aroma when opened. The rice inside was resistant to mold and appeared edible. Conversely, the jar that was chastised with hateful intention was rotting. But the jar that was ignored exhibited the most grotesque contamination of all three.

Emoto concluded that the intention of the experimenter visibly influences the outcome of the rice over time. He extended this conclusion to suggest that emotional intention toward all other life forms could possibly have greater observable effects than previously thought possible; that the mere act of loving, hating or ignoring other organisms could have a powerful effect on their health and well-being.

Searching for Emoto’s rice experiment online will quickly reveal there are just as many skeptics claiming to have debunked the experiment as there are open-minded folks who contend they’ve reproduced his findings. The fact that this experiment is so easily reproduced may be its most exciting aspect, and with such a low bar for participation, the cacophony of results should all be taken with a grain of salt, per the scientific method.

But the only appropriate attitude for anyone who hasn’t yet attempted the experiment for themselves is healthy uncertainty; the very attitude that would be necessary to maintain should one seek to sincerely reproduce it, since the power of intention is the entire point.

Skeptics may laugh and scoff, but by doing so they only confirm the reality that our intentions are really the only thing that matters. They prove the results of their own skepticism unequivocally, by not even performing the experiment at all. To perform the experiment would necessitate an open mind willing to admit to the possibility of being surprised, as well as the prospect that perhaps we humans don’t quite know everything just yet. Even though for we humans, at every turn in our written history, the existing orthodox mode of consciousness was almost always assumed to be the correct one at the time, even if it wasn’t up to modern (and thus “correct”) standards.

While Emoto’s rice experiment and other intention research exist outside of the scientific mainstream and seem as lacking in scientific rigor, many other scientists whose credentials are beyond reproach have examined the observable and suspected effects of consciousness on reality. These academic behemoths include the great Carl Gustav Jung, who is often credited alongside Sigmund Freud as one of the foundational figures of Psychology as a scientific discipline.

In 1916 Jung first posited the concept of “Collective Unconscious” as representative of the deepest level of wisdom and self-knowledge:

Our personal psychology is just a thin skin, a ripple on the ocean of collective psychology. The powerful factor, the factor which changes our whole life, which changes the surface of our known world, which makes history, is collective psychology, which moves forward entirely different from those of our individual consciousness.”

Jung’s research and writing on the human psyche and the collective unconscious blurred the lines between science and spiritualism in a way that scientists who are respected as foundational figures in their fields are seldom allowed to do. This is perhaps because while Jung’s contemporary, Sigmund Freud, chose to focus strongly on the workings of the individual psyche, Jung elected to focus on the comprehensive nature of human minds operating together, searching for ways to scientifically demonstrate the fundamental interconnectedness of all humans.

Jung’s theories continue to gain traction in the scientific world. And the “Crossword Puzzle Phenomenon” stands as one of the most notable displays of how collective consciousness functions. First conducted by a British graduate student named Monica England, the research was made popular by the 2001 Richard Linklater film Waking Life:

England’s research essentially found that crossword puzzles were more easily solved by others once they had been published in a newspaper and completed by a large group of people. This research points to the existence of a collective consciousness – as the crossword puzzles are viewed and completed by a critical mass of people, that information becomes a part of the collective consciousness and can be transmitted from one mind to another. When such phenomena occur, there is no other explanation than a collective consciousness, or the idea that we are all linked by an underlying universal consciousness.”

Similar anecdotal examples abound, displaying the uncanny ability of organisms to absorb knowledge intuitively, without being taught by a physically present instructor. One well known and highly illustrative example is the famous “100th monkey experimentin which a group of Japanese researchers observed a troop of monkeys on an isolated Pacific island.

Researchers airdropped sweet potatoes onto the island from planes and observed the monkeys reactions. The monkeys liked the taste of the sweet potatoes but the sand and dirt that got smashed into them when dropped from the air made for a less palatable meal. One young monkey figured out that she could wash the dirt off in a nearby stream. Once she had figured this out, she took on the role of an instructor, directly teaching the technique to her mother and other young monkeys in her immediate circle.

The knowledge spread rapidly around the island, but older monkeys that weren’t in contact with the young monkeys never learned the technique and continued tolerating the bits of sand that accompanied the meal.

These observations all seemed fairly benign. But then something remarkable happened.

When a critical mass of these monkeys collectively understood how to wash their potatoes, the technique suddenly became available to monkeys on nearby islands who had no way of directly communicating with the members of their species who cracked the code in the first place. As the knowledge spread out through the collective unconscious of the species, monkeys separated by great distances suddenly became aware of the technique and promptly began putting it into practice.

That is to say, once a certain critical mass of consciousnesses was reached, it spread outward in lieu of conventional limitations until the practice became widespread.

Another highly respected figure in the scientific community who has managed to maintain his credibility in the face of otherwise dismissible “pseudoscience” is Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, a man whose scientific credentials couldn’t be more impressive. In addition to holding a PhD in biochemistry from Cambridge, he has authored more than 80 technical papers and 10 books. He was a Fellow of Clare College as well as Cambridge where he was director of Studies in cell biology, a Research Fellow of the Royal Society, the Director of the Perrott-Warrick Project for research on unexplained human abilities, and is currently a Fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences in California and a Visiting Professor at the Graduate Institute in Connecticut.

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Dr. Rupert Sheldrake

A sort of Collective Unconscious for all living things and natural systems, Sheldrake’s Morphic Resonance theory posits that natural systems inherit a collective memory from all things of their kind.

According to the hypothesis of morphic resonance, similar processes occur at all levels of organization, including biological morphogenesis. As a carrot seed develops into a carrot plant, it is shaped by its morphogenetic fields, inherited from previous carrot plants by morphic resonance. These morphogenetic fields contain the attractors and chreodes that channel its development towards the form of a mature plant. Neither inherited habits nor future goals are material structures in the plant; instead they are patterns of goal-directed activity. In a similar way neither memories nor purposes are contained in brains, although they influence brain activity.

Most of our mental activity is habitual and unconscious. Conscious mental activity is largely concerned with possible actions, including speaking. Our conscious minds inhabit the realm of possibility, and languages greatly expanded the possibilities they can entertain. Think of hearing a story. Our minds can embrace possibilities that go far beyond our own experience. Conscious minds choose among possibilities, and their choices collapse possibilities into actions that are objectively observable in the physical world. The arrow of causation is from the virtual future, going “backwards” in time. In this sense minds act as final causes, setting goals and purposes.

In order to make choices, minds must contain alternative possibilities: coexisting at the same time. In the language of quantum physics these possibilities are “superimposed”. The physicist Freeman Dyson wrote, ‘The processes of human consciousness differ only in degree but not in kind from the processes of choice between quantum states which we call “chance” when made by electrons.’

According to the hypothesis of morphic resonance, all self-organizing systems, including protein molecules, Acetabularia cells, carrot plants, human embryos and flocks of birds, are shaped by memory from previous similar systems transmitted by morphic resonance and drawn towards attractors through chreodes. Their very being involves an invisible presence of both past and future. Minds are extended in time not because they are miraculously different from ordinary matter, but because they are self-organizing systems. All self-organizing systems are extended in time, shaped by morphic resonance from the past, and drawn towards attractors in the future.”

Sheldrake’s criticism of scientific dogmatism has made him a popular target for dismissal as a pseudoscientist, despite his extensive academic credentials. His works focus heavily on seeking scientific explanation for otherwise unexplainable phenomena. Such phenomena include parapsychological experiences such as our apparent ability to sense being watched.

Most people claim to have had telepathic experiences. Numerous statistical experiments have shown that information can be transmitted from person to person in a way that cannot be explained in terms of the normal senses. Telepathy typically happens between people who are closely bonded, like mothers and children, spouses and close friends. Many nursing mothers seem to be able to detect when their babies are in distress when they are miles away. The commonest kind of telepathy in the modern world occurs in connection with telephone calls, when people think of someone who then rings, or just know who’s calling. Numerous experimental tests have shown that this is a real phenomenon. It does not fall off with distance. Social animals seem to be able to keep in touch with members of their group at a distance telepathically, and domesticated animals, like dogs, cats, horses and parrots, often pick up their owners’ emotions and intentions at a distance, as shown in experiments with dogs and parrots. Other psychic abilities include premonitions and precognitions, as shown by animals’ anticipation of earthquakes, tsunamis and other disasters. Human premonitions usually occur in dreams or through intuitions. In experimental research in human presentiments, future emotional events seem able to work “backwards” in time to produce detectable physiological effects.”

Sheldrake’s theories dovetail elegantly with the previous discussion of the Maharishi Effect and John Hagelin’s work, providing an academically credentialed foundation for the study of parapsychology. Though both regularly draw criticism from the scientific fields their trajectories originated from, their work nevertheless inspired many otherwise skeptical individuals to study and examine the tangible effects from group meditation and other consciousness experiments.

But Sheldrake and Hagelin aren’t alone in their attempts to study and catalogue the phenomena of parapsychology. Founded in 1998 by Roger Nelson, The Global Consciousness Project is an international collaboration of scientists and engineers based at Princeton University that tests the feasibility of a unified field of human consciousness. The project collects data from a global network of random number generators in an attempt to discern patterns and statistically significant effects on seemingly random data that correlate to traceable focal points in humanity’s collective attention. And their results have proven mind-boggling significant.

In one of the most extreme and best known test cases,  a statistically significant spike was found in data around the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, in which a similar protocol was used, that covered a period of four hours and ten minutes beginning just before the first plane hit. Because the emotional reactions were so powerful and long-lasting, analysis was also made of a longer time period. It showed that the strong deviations continued for more than two days, and that multiple measures indicated robust effects.”

The lessons and theories of the collective unconscious seem essential to addressing the social and psychological issues of the day. As actor Jim Carrey said in his commencement speech at Hagelin’s Maharishi University of Management:

When I say life doesn’t happen to you, it happens for you, I really don’t know if that’s true. I’m just making a conscious choice to perceive challenges as something beneficial so that I can deal with them in the most productive way. You’ll come up with your own style, that’s part of the fun.

“Oh, and why not take a chance on faith, as well? Take a chance on faith. Not religion, but faith. Not hope, but faith. I don’t believe in hope, hope is a beggar. Hope walks through the fire, and faith leaps over it.”

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In the end, it’s up to you to create your own reality. You’ll finish reading this and choose to believe whatever you want to believe. And in the end, whatever you think is right. Because your thoughts are actively creating the world around you, whether you know it or not, whether you accept it or not, whether you like it or not. But it certainly seems clear enough from the copious evidence available to us that your intentions have measurable impacts on the world around you. The only question that remains is, are you willing to accept the responsibility?

Whether you’re an experienced meditator or a determined skeptic, we invite you to join the millions all over the world who are faithfully “jumping over the fire.”


In the United States the global group meditation will take place on the evening of April 4th.

Meditation begins in the United States on Saturday, 04 April 2020 at 10:45 PM Eastern Time; 9:45 PM Central; 8:45 PM Mountain; 7:45 PM Pacific.

Across the pond, Londoners will be commence the spectacle at 3:45 AM on what will for them be April 5th, and in Tokyo, in the same moment, at 11:45 AM.

Regardless of time zone, you’ll be joining alongside mindful people all over the world in a 20 minute session of silent intention focused on the singular goal of healing this nightmare currently plaguing the planet. There is a great disturbance in the force, and the world needs the Jedi more than ever.

Individual meditation can tune us in to reality, but group meditation can alter reality.  And collectively we can carry the world forward into a brighter, healthier, more loving future. The world is sick, it’s up to us to heal it, and your intentions matter more than you may realize.

We hope to feel your presence this weekend. May our eternal vigilance help liberate all beings from the smoke-and-mirrors deceptions of the Samsaric Panopticon and help to realize universal peace, health, happiness and abundance for all sentient beings on this planet. May our collective exertion of consciousness into the present moment unlock previously unimaginable outcomes for the greatest good. May happiness and the causes of happiness be granted to all beings who are tossed about helplessly by the waves of birth, aging, illness and death in the ocean of becoming.

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UPDATE #1: Another globally-synchronized meditation occurs on 21 May 2020, this time with some promotion from highly influential movers-and-shakers like Deepak Chopra, Tony Robbins, and Sadhguru, among many others. Meditation begins at 11 AM Pacific Time, Noon Mountain, 1 PM Central, 2 PM Eastern, 7 PM London, and 3 AM Tokyo the following morning, on 22 May.


UPDATE #2: The next global meditation for world peace is scheduled for 14 June 2020, 3:10 PM Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Organizers are only calling for 15 minutes this time, so we recommend starting earlier to calm and clear before tuning in.

In the continental United States, meditation officially commences at 8:10 AM Pacific Time, 9:10 AM Mountain, 10:10 AM Central, 11:10 AM Eastern; across the pond things kick off at 4:10 PM London, and in Tokyo just after midnight on the eve of 15 June at 12:10. Check this event announcer for more specific schedule information.



UPDATE #3: Another global meditation is set to coincide with the conjunction of Jupiter and Pluto on 30 June 2020, 7:48 Central European Summer Time (CEST).

In the continental United States this translates to Monday, 29 June 2020 at 10:48 PM Pacific Time, 11:48 PM Mountain, and into Tuesday morning at 12:48 AM Central and 1:48 AM Eastern. Check this event announcer for more specifics.