How many times do we hear, "I just don't know what to believe!" I hear it pretty much on a daily basis. Mostly, when I make a TRUE statement regarding masks or THE COVID. It really is quite understandable for people to be frustrated and confused right now, because so much of what is reported uses half vast data to make VAST assumptions! Remember back in Feb. we heard predictions of upward to 20 million in the US DEAD from the RONA! I mean, so many were literally scared out of their darn wits! We heard reports that Italy was losing lives to this illness religiously and then Spain was succumbing at a rather inquisitive pace. We were bombarded with media stories from NYC that corpses were being stacked up and hospitals were over flowing with the dead and dying. Reporters on the scene showed us the carnage. How could we NOT believe this? How could we NOT believe the scientific reports and scholarly papers...AND THE MEDIA that came flying at us faster than a kite in a tornado?
Another thing I hear, constantly are the words, " WELL, I believe in science!" I mean, this phrase is throw at me like I am on the board of directors trying to take down Galileo or the janitor creeping past the chalkboard erasing all of Einstein's equations! I BELIEVE in science too...good science, real science. Ya know, the kind that is created out of the need for knowledge, not fame, power or financial gain, but REAL science, REAL facts using REAL data. For instance, if someone dies in a motorcycle accident from blunt force trauma to their head, I would hope that the cause of death would be called--BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA TO THE HEAD. Unfortunately, this type of "science" has become as rare as the dinosaurs, extinct one might say. What we face today, is a race to see who can come up with what first. It is, afterall quite an honor to have your paper published in a famous medical journal for all your peers to read and, hopefully nod in agreement. And if you are lucky, your sponsor or even you will receive that large financial grant that you had been eyeing all year...either way, it is YOU who gets the fame and maybe even the fortune.
How smart do you need to be to see a lie?
I am going to go out on a very sturdy limb and say that a LOT of folks, average folks these days should quite possible receive honorary PHDs for their diligent research into all aspects of this CV-19 virus...from its genetic structure, how it is transmitted, the mask debate, the political agenda to the myriad of discrepancies in the data. I have quite honestly never had my inbox so full of videos, research papers, data & clinical studies than I have had in the last few months, from some people I would NEVER have expected to be so interested in learning about something completely new, or should I say, novel. I am not saying that everyone is connecting the dots and seeing the truth but a LOT of average Joes are certainly seeing the lies. This COVID movement has created so many really interesting, independent reporters that use social media to share their findings. Here is one of my favorite, citizen reports regarding how full our national hospital were at the height of this virus.
I don't think there is a question that some hospitals, few, were at capacity with sick people, but also remember these same hospitals are generally at capacity during a bad flu season. This situation was NOT affecting the majority of our nation's hospitals however. But then, why would the media push such a false narrative, when most of us saw for ourselves the devastating effects this fabrication? Hospitals going bankrupt for lack of business, sick people not able to get common care, cancer surgeries cancelled, heart patients having to wait... What about truth? What about Science? What about the lies?
Yeah, what about the lies?
How do doctors, nurses, scientists, and those in the medical field feel about all this deception being cast out into the sea of the world? They MUST be mortified with all the fake new, disinformation and downright lies, after all, they are professionals who want the truth to be told, right? And these are the medical professionals who guide us when a pandemic such as this comes our way. We should trust them. We should trust the medical expert when he says, "you don't need a mask" and then says, "wear a mask..." We should have faith in our experts when they dismiss proven facts like herd immunity in favor of a very profitable vaccine. But how can, even the average thinking person but their trust into a medical community that flat out tells us that the numbers of deaths are not real, how can we trust a testing process that is proven to be highly inaccurate? By Blind faith? Without questioning? What about those Doctors that came out and said--This is a lie, "we are being urged to claim COVID as cause of death, when it clearly wasn't." What about those medical professionals? Well, simple, their videos are censored...taken down! Can't trust them!
How do people put their faith into the medical community when we are explicitly told that there is a "market" for the COVID numbers, and that there are a myriad of pharmaceutical companies RACING to make a vaccine? Not with the objective to cure people, but to make money. Curing people is not near as profitable as vaccinating them. Not to mention the scads of money being made by COVID testing centers. "Federal regulators are investigating a Texas laboratory that a Florida hospital chain dropped last week because of delayed and unreliable COVID-19 test results." USA Today
“There was a huge rush from the industry to be first to market with a test...Whether that test was good or not didn’t matter, they just wanted to be first to market.” Cassandra Kelly-Cirino, director of emerging threats at Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics
"There is always a tension between getting it fast and getting it right," Marcia Angell, MD, a former editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, told the newspaper. "I always favored getting it right. But in the current pandemic, that balance may have shifted too far toward getting it fast."~~https://www.beckershospitalreview.com
“It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as editor of The New England Journal of Medicine”
"More recently, Richard Horton, editor of The Lancet, wrote that “The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes, tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards darkness.” ~https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/
Follow the funding
If you don't understanding how funding works in the science and medical field then you live in the stone age and you might as well be sitting with Charles Dawson in 1912 trying to glue together bone fragments of a human, and a modern ape to claim the missing link had been found. Lot of deception ensued and it wasn't until 1953, that the world learned that the Piltdown Man was a fake. But in those 30+ years, there was fame and money and FUNDING not to mention a pivotal turn in the acceptance of the THEORY of evolution . "The Piltdown hoax was revealed, but significant damage had already been done. It led scientists down the wrong path in understanding human evolution for decades." ~https://www.livescience.com/
This fraud was HUGE and fully funded and fundamentally changed our perception of evolution. Everyone was trying to PROVE what their hero and mentor, Charles Darwin had SPECULATED and it led to so many other fakes and frauds in those past decades that were all fully funded by private donations & more importantly, government grants. Everyone was rushing to find the missing link! And it didn't matter if it was a fake as long as it was marketed well and fooled the public.
Everything in the field of science is funded to see results and one would need to be extremely ignorant to not realize that he who pays for the funding is expecting certain results! If those desired results are not forthcoming then the funding stops! And really, it is not just science that needs a steady flow of funds to produce results but also marketing and marketing is the KEY to get those results, to keep the cashkow milking. The bottom line is money! Take the Piltdown man fraud for example. These bone fragments were touted as the real thing, even though the bones were chemically manipulated to appear thousands of years older than they were. The science community bought it as the missing link and wrote papers and continued to piece together all sorts of bones to prove Darwin's hunch that humans evolved from the sea of goo to you. AND PEOPLE BOUGHT IT! To this day, even though all of these so called missing links have been, through modern technology, proven false, there are some that still use these faked fossils as proof of evolution even though it is a lie...follow the money.
What does this have to do with anything?
EVERYTHING! When science lies to prosper an agenda we need to pay attention. When science markets a product, whether it is a few bones stuck together, a vaccine, a new drug, an idea or something as historic as SHUTTING DOWN THE ENTIRE WORLD because of a virus, we must pay very close attention to what is going on. Especially in an environment where only a certain narrative is tolerated...that is NOT how science works especially with a new discovery. We should have learned this from the Piltdown man hoax as this fraud fundamentally changed how we view human evolution as well as how many other "missing" link frauds came out of that same time period. When one can't question "science" it ceases to become anything that resembles science. What if, back in 1912 there was a regular Joe who, as a hobby studied Apes and had for decades. What if he had spoken up and told Dawson that what these guys digging in a gravel pit found was a a jawbone of an ape that was only a few decades old. What if he, this normal guy, showed that the teeth on the jaw bone had been recently filed down to appear human? What if he tried to expose what Dawson was doing as a FAKE to further a very questionable narrative of evolution that would ultimately impact science in ways neither could imagine? All built on a lie! Which one would be considered the "conspiracy theorists"? Yes, the average Joe; the person that had enough intellect, enough knowledge and plenty of common sense to spot a fraud...but because he was not a professional, did not have the financial means to be heard, he would have been silenced; most likely called a religious zealot who didn't believe in SCIENCE!
Don't question "science!"
We are seeing and many are experiencing the ramifications of questioning "science." The Social Media GIANTS have become the keeper of knowledge and we are not to question their "science." They have convinced the world, especially those in the United States that no matter how capable you believe you are in conducting research, keeping an intellectually honest viewpoint without a bias... Searching the overwhelming amount of information that is out there and piecing the puzzle together, accurately, without the expectation of financial gain...that those people, unless they have credentials, LARGE letters after their name, are disqualified to question SCIENCE! They are tarred & feathered AND THEN THEY ARE SILENCED! Even though the data keeps changing its wardrobe and most of the time struts around without even the sheerest of threads covering the bare naked truth, the experts, the supporters, the ignorant and naive, desperately attempt to silence those who clearly see the obvious indecent exposure in the data behind the "science." How do we trust when we are told by a scientific professional, an esteemed member of the medical community that the data will be tortured to confess to anything. Remember, "marketing" is crucial for getting results in the field of "science" whether it is a paper submitted to a medical journal regardless of truth or accuracy, or standing up at a White house COVID briefing and being as naked as can be and being assured, that simply because you are clothed in professionalism, with lots of large letters after your name, you can tell the world that the Us will be lying about the real numbers and 'marketing" the lie to the citizens of the United States. Right there, in the open for all to see and hear and yet so few are willing to cry out, "LOOK SHE IS NOT CLOTHED IN BEAUTIFUL THREADS OF SCIENCE! SHE IS NAKED WITH NOTHING BUT A LIE TO SHOW!"
"At Tuesday's White House coronavirus press conference, task force member Dr. Deborah Birx said that while some countries are reporting coronavirus fatality numbers differently, in the U.S. you are counted as a victim of the pandemic if you die while testing positive for the virus, even if something else causes your death." ~https://www.realclearpolitics.com/
THIS IS NOT SCIENCE! And if you listened carefully, "having forms that come in and a form that has the ability to market as COVID-19 infection the intent is right now that those if someone dies with COVID-19 we are counting that as a COVID-19 death." Emphasis on the word, MARKET--mine.
are you smart enough to call out a lie?
I agree that most people are "sheeple." They tend to go where the shepherd or the sheep dog tells them to go. Inherently, sheep are not that smart...they go where they are herded to go. Most don't even follow, they are simply guided in a particular direction. Which brings me very close to the end of this discourse and the reason I felt the need to write it.
Yesterday, I was reading a Facebook post from a friend I would consider, intelligent, pragmatic with a desire to share truth. At times his approach could be considered, condescending as he uses words like, "Sheeple" to describe those who move to and fro with prompting from the sheepdog. He triggered a Liberal who, in not so many words, called him an idiot by stating he was suffering from The Dunning-Kruger effect. WHAT? What does this term mean. I had never heard of it! Even reaching back to my college psychology classes I came up empty. So I did what was necessary and I GOOGLED!
"The Dunning-Kruger effect is a type of cognitive bias in which people believe that they are smarter and more capable than they really are. Essentially, low ability people do not possess the skills needed to recognize their own incompetence." HA HA, so basically she was calling him so stupid he didn't even realize just how stupid he was. Note: this "effect" was coined in 1999, many years after my college days.
But, the entire point that I am trying to make here, besides the fact that the Emperor is completely NUDE, is that we must question "science" or be blinded by the so called brilliance of those shepherding the public to believe a lie. We must not negate our own intellect or our abilities to research and to seek out the truth simply because we are NOT professionals in a particular field. Schooling does not necessarily make one smart, knowledge however can make one dangerous to those with an agenda.