Who Blew Up the Nord Stream Pipe Lines?

Pepe Escobar has this enlightening analysis of the sabotage of the Nord stream pipe lines, and to find motive he brings up some important historical facts, including the zeal of the neocons and the ‘Straussians.” Is this the beginning of an intra-NATO war now? Is it possible that the warmongering Swamp in Washington will do anything to preserve its empire and hegemony overseas, including starting new wars against Germany (and Japan)?

Latest Articles on Free Speech, Covid, Culture, Immigration

Jonathan Turley: Washington Post Columnist Calls for the End of Impartiality and Balance in Journalism, and New Zealand Prime Minister Calls for a Global Censorship System

John Whitehead: Federal Bureau of Intimidation: The Government’s War on Political Freedom

Brian Shilhavy: “Unexplained Deaths” Becoming #1 Cause of Death in 2022 in Canada, Australia, and Europe – Deaths Among Children and Young People Explode in Europe

Alex Berenson: Six Recent “Covid” Deaths, per the Milwaukee Coroner’s Office

Andrew Napolitano: The Right to Travel

Thomas Knapp: Ron DeSantis’s Immigrant Trafficking Stunt Keeps Looking Weirder and Dumber

Veronique de Rugy: Most Americans Value Immigration. Most Politicians Don’t.

Daily Wire: Gay Rights Organization Gets Deplatformed By PayPal While Pro-Pedophile Group Remains

The Post Millennial: Biden Admin Held Weekly Censorship Meetings with Social Media Giants to Suppress Covid and Vaccine Speech

Jon Sanders: Biden’s Impoverishing Americans To Cut Emissions Won’t Even Touch Climate Change

Laurence Vance: School Vouchers Are Not the Answer

Doug Casey: The End of Western Civilization

Joseph Mercola: Executive Order Advances Biotech-Transhumanist Agenda, and Ditch Google and Gmail Before It’s Too Late

Jorgen Soby: PayPal Goes on Rampage Closing Out Accounts

And Charles Burris: The World Turned Upside Down

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Ray McGovern: Brainwashed for War With Russia

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Karen Kwiatkowski: Is the US on a War Footing?

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Dan McKnight: I Didn’t Join the Military to Fight for Taiwan

And Ron Forthover: Suppression of Contrarian Voices

The Covid mRNA “Vaccine” That’s Not a Vaccine

Here is another part in my series summarizing the whole Covid scam. The first 4 posts were on how the scam was based on the myth that asymptomatic carriers of the virus are contagious, the testing part of the scam: high cycle threshold and false positives, the fabricated Covid death counts vs. the real deaths by hospitals’ Covid protocols, and the harmful effects of Covid lockdowns and mandates, and of the masks.

This post is on the Covid “vaccines” that are not vaccines.

Sadly, many people seem to have a blind faith in “vaccines” and other pharmaceutical drugs. So when pharmaceutical companies’ bad drugs and corruption are exposed, many people are in denial and just don’t want to hear about it, including doctors, and they condemn the whistleblowers.

Doctors, nurses, researchers and others who are speaking out against the deadly Covid mRNA experimental drug injections are getting not only “canceled” and deplatformed but fired from jobs and their medical licenses pulled by their state medical boards.

But the real quacks and misinformers in our increasingly third-world America are the government-supported “doctors” pushing poison and propaganda.

So regardless of what has already been exposed, and regardless of Covid’s decline, government bureaucrats and corporate “news” media are now urging people to “get vaccinated and boosted against Covid.”

Watch out for the next Fall flu season, the return of panic porn, and officials and medical personnel falsely labeling seasonal flu and bad colds as “Covid.”

What actually is the mRNA “vaccine” injection?

The big lie throughout society now is the talk of “getting vaccinated,” as though the experimental mRNA drug injection from Pfizer/ Moderna provides immunity from Covid-19 and prevents transmission of the virus, when we know it does neither. We know this.

Yet, employers, schools, businesses and venues still mandate “being vaccinated,” requiring vaccine passports and so on, for no good reason.

The truth is, the mRNA drug injection’s intended purpose is to reduce symptoms. It is supposed to be a treatment for a disease, not a prevention, and was only intended to benefit the one being injected. Even Fauci said that early on in the scam.

The Pfizer/Moderna “vaccines” are really therapeutics, like chemotherapy, not preventative measures.

But when officials are saying people should “get vaccinated” to “provide immunity and prevent the spread of Covid,” they are either lying or ignorant.

So, what is being mandated is that people have a pharmaceutical drug treatment injected into their bodies, coercively, whether they are sick or not.

As I pointed out in an earlier post, Joseph Mercola has taken on this issue several times now. He says there’s no way around the mRNA drug injections being gene therapy, and not vaccines, despite the lies of the Internet “fact-checkers.”

In this article, Mercola quotes from the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy, Wired magazine and from Moderna on how “gene therapy” mRNA treatments work.

Mercola quoted the MIT Technology Review, regarding Moderna’s development of mRNA technology:

“Vaccines were not their focus. At the company’s founding in 2010, its leaders imagined they might be able to use RNA to replace the injected proteins that make up most of the biotech pharmacopoeia, essentially producing drugs inside the patient’s own cells from an RNA blueprint. ‘We were asking, could we turn a human into a bioreactor?’ says Noubar Afeyan, the company’s cofounder …”

So you can see what mad scientists these people at Pfizer and Moderna are.

In fact, Fauci and his cohorts in this 2019 video call for a way to get the mRNA “vaccine” into the population for the seasonal flu, but wish for a more scary virus to come along so that fearful, desperate people will accept it without question. The panelists seem to have a delusion of grandiosity, in my view, and seem to view natural immunity as getting in their way of their human experimentation.

And this experimentation is for a Covid virus that has a 99.98% survival rate, and in which at least half of the people who have the virus have no symptoms. And we know that “asymptomatic carriers” do not spread the virus.

In that important article Mercola cites Moderna’s SEC filing, regarding the description of the mRNA “vaccine” as “gene therapy.”

According to the Moderna SEC filing document, Moderna states:

“Currently, mRNA is considered a gene therapy product by the FDA. Unlike certain gene therapies that irreversibly alter cell DNA and could act as a source of side effects, mRNA-based medicines are designed to not irreversibly change cell DNA; however, side effects observed in gene therapy could negatively impact the perception of mRNA medicines despite the differences in mechanism. In addition, because no product in which mRNA is the primary active ingredient has been approved, the regulatory pathway for approval is uncertain…”

The “perception”? After thousands and thousands of deaths and injuries from the “vaccine”? We might perceive it to be bad?
And in that Moderna SEC filing I searched for words like “prevents infection” or “prevents transmission,” and there were no such references throughout the document.

Mercola points out:

“So, to summarize: The definition of ‘genetic’ is something relating to genes, and the definition of ‘therapy’ is the medical treatment of a disease. The definition of ‘gene therapy’ is the process of modifying or manipulating the expression of a gene, or altering the biological properties of living cells.

“mRNA are snippets of genetic code that instructs cells to produce proteins. mRNA COVID-19 therapies ‘deliver genetic instructions into your cells,’ thereby triggering your body to produce a fragment of the virus (the spike protein). So, mRNA vaccines ARE gene therapy. There’s simply no way around this. They fulfill all the definitions of gene therapy and none of the definitions for a vaccine.”

To see what mad scientists the mRNA drug producers really are in their human experimentation, Moderna, for example, states on its own website how the mRNA drugs are not as much vaccines as they are like a computer operating system:

“Recognizing the broad potential of mRNA science, we set out to create an mRNA technology platform that functions very much like an operating system on a computer. It is designed so that it can plug and play interchangeably with different programs. In our case, the ‘program’ or ‘app’ is our mRNA drug – the unique mRNA sequence that codes for a protein.

“Generally, the only thing that changes from one potential mRNA medicine to another is the coding region – the actual genetic code that instructs ribosomes to make protein. Utilizing these instruction sets gives our investigational mRNA medicines a software-like quality.”

So as I had written previously, my own interpretation of these “scientists” like the ones at Pfizer and Moderna, and Fauci who says he IS science, is that they want to interfere with the natural immune system, using synthetic chemical concoctions to replace our natural immune system, as a part of their desire to play God, their delusions of grandiosity.

The harm that the mRNA “vaccine” drug injection has been causing
So the mad scientists have been exploiting an allegedly contagious virus to force the experiment onto nearly the entire population. But what have been some of the harms caused by the “vaccine” that’s not a vaccine, the mRNA drug injection?

People have ignorantly referred to a “pandemic of the unvaccinated.” In reality, however, a high percentage of hospitalizations since the Covid “vaccine” roll-out are of those vaccinated for Covid. (And see “Fully Vaccinated” Make Up Majority of Covid Hospitalizations in Ontario, Gov’t Data Show, by Life Site.)

See this recent article from the Children’s Health Defense on the 30,000 reported deaths associated with the mRNA injection. With all those reported injuries and deaths, why hasn’t the mRNA drug injection been pulled, like past drugs and vaccines have been withdrawn because of many adverse reactions?

All these deaths and adverse reactions are from the mRNA “vaccine,” not from Covid.

Joseph Mercola in a different article describes what the mRNA drug injection actually does:

“Once in your blood circulation, the spike protein binds to platelet receptors and the cells that line your blood vessels….

“It can cause platelets to clump together — Platelets, aka thrombocytes, are specialized cells in your blood that stop bleeding. When there’s blood vessel damage, they clump together to form a blood clot… In your blood vessels, it can cause vasculitis, including Kawasaki disease, antiphospholipid syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma and Sjogren’s disease. [See this page from Mercola’s footnotes.]….

“Regardless of the tissue, the spike protein can also impair your mitochondrial function, which is imperative for good health, innate immunity and disease prevention of all kinds.

“When the spike protein interacts with the ACE2 receptor, it can disrupt mitochondrial signaling, thereby inducing the production of reactive oxygen species and oxidative stress. If the damage is serious enough, uncontrolled cell death can occur, which in turn leaks mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) into your bloodstream. [See this page from Mercola footnotes.]

“Aside from being detected in cases involving acute tissue injury, heart attack and sepsis, freely circulating mtDNA has also been shown to contribute to a number of chronic diseases, including systemic inflammatory response syndrome or SIRS, heart disease, liver failure, HIV infection, rheumatoid arthritis and certain cancers…”

(And see two other relevant articles by Mercola: Data Leak Reveals Disturbing Facts About mRNA Instability and What They’re Not Telling You About the New mRNA Boosters.)

Related to that, Mercola interviewed a pathologist who, since the mRNA injection roll-out, has seen an increase in cancers among “vaccinated” patients, and also stated that such a spike in cancers is acknowledged by other doctors and pathologists. But they are afraid to speak up about it for fear of losing their jobs. (See Silenced healthcare workers speak out publicly for the first time, by Steve Kirsch)

And see this article from Life Site: Gov’t Database Reveals 10,000% Increase in Cancer Reports Due to Covid Vaccines.

So there is clearly an issue with the mRNA drug interfering with people’s natural immune system. According to Life Site:

“A Swedish lab study released in mid-October found that the spike protein associated with the COVID-19 illness, and its experimental vaccines, enters the nucleus of cells and significantly interferes with DNA damage-repair functions compromising a person’s adaptive immunity and perhaps encouraging the formation of cancer cells.

“(Researchers) highlight how multiple clinical studies indicate ‘that patients with severe COVID–19 exhibit delayed and weak adaptive immune responses’ for reasons that have remained unclear.

“Offering a possible answer to this question, the authors ‘report that the SARS–CoV–2 spike protein significantly inhibits DNA damage repair, which is required for effective V(D)J recombination in adaptive immunity.’

“‘Mechanistically, we found that the spike protein localizes in the nucleus and inhibits DNA damage repair,’ they wrote. ‘Our findings reveal a potential molecular mechanism by which the spike protein might impede adaptive immunity and underscore the potential side effects of full-length spike-based vaccines.'”

Naomi Wolf et al investigated and analyzed thousands of internal Pfizer documents that were obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request, documents revealing that Pfizer knew of the problems with their mRNA drug injection during the trials and before the “vaccine” rollout.

Wolf writes:

“Pfizer (and thus the FDA) knew by December 2020 that the MRNA vaccines did not work — that they ‘waned in efficacy’ and presented ‘vaccine failure.’ One side effect of getting vaccinated, as they knew by one month after the mass 2020 rollout, was ‘COVID.’

“Pfizer knew in May of 2021 that 35 minors’ hearts had been damaged a week after MRNA injection — but the FDA rolled out the EUA for teens a month later anyway, and parents did not get a press release from the US government about heart harms til August of 2021, after thousands of teens were vaccinated…

“Pfizer (and thus the FDA…) knew that…the MRNA, spike protein and lipid nanoparticles did not stay in the injection site in the deltoid, but rather went, within 48 hours, into the bloodstream, from there to lodge in the liver, spleen, adrenals, lymph nodes, and, if you are a woman, in the ovaries…

“Adverse events tallied up in the internal Pfizer documents … include vast columns of joint pain, muscle pain (myalgia), masses of neurological effects include MS, Guillain Barre and Bell’s Palsy, encephaly, every iteration possible of blood clotting, thrombocytopenia at scale, strokes, hemorrhages, and many kinds of ruptures of membranes throughout the human body. The side effects about which Pfizer and the FDA knew but you did not, include blistering problems, rashes, shingles, and herpetic conditions (indeed, a range of blistering conditions oddly foreshadowing the symptoms of monkeypox).

“The internal documents show that Pfizer (and thus the FDA) knew that angry red welts or hives were a common reaction to the PEG, a petroleum-derived allergen in the vaccine ingredients — one that you are certainly not supposed to ingest. Indeed, PEG is an allergen so severe that many people can go into anaphylactic shock if they are exposed to it. But people with a PEG allergy were not warned away from the vaccines or even carefully watched by their doctors, EpiPen in hand. They were left to their shock.

“Athletes and college students and teenagers are collapsing on football and soccer fields. Doctors wring their hands and express mystification. But BioNTech’s SEC filing shows a fact about which the CDC and the AMA breathe not a word: fainting so violently that you may hurt yourself is one of the side effects important enough for BioNTech to highlight to the SEC.

“But not to highlight to you and me.”

(See Brian Shilhavy: FDA had Data Showing 82% – 97% of Pregnant Women Injected with the Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine Lost Their Babies Before Approving the Shots), and Male Fertility Drops “Significantly” in Months Following Pfizer’s Covid Jab: Study, by Life Site)

And Wolf goes on from there, also writing about the effects on pregnant mothers and newborn babies. Wolf concludes that Pfizer, the FDA and Fauci and their cohorts have to know about what’s going on.

Wolf has stated that she believes, after her many experts reviewed the internal Pfizer documents, that the harm that the mRNA is causing especially in the young including babies and as seen from the miscarriages, is intentional.

Hmm, intentional? “But that would be a serious crime being committed against the population,” you might say. Very Nazi-like, or Dr. Mengele-like.

So one might conclude, “conspiracy theory” because of how absurd all that sounds. People don’t want to believe that our trusted medical authorities, government bureaucrats and pharmaceutical producers would be that corrupt and would intentionally harm others.

Oh yeah? Biden and his fellow kooks intentionally shutting off the energy supply, imposing impossible emissions rules, siccing the FBI gestapo onto those who go against the regime, imposing pro-criminal and anti-self defense policies, and more? They’re not trying to harm the entire population? Too hard to believe? “Conspiratorial” to suggest that?

In this article Mercola writes about “evidence suggesting SARS-CoV-2 is a bioweapon augmented with parts of the HIV virus.” He points to a paper by researchers, “Uncanny similarity of unique inserts in the 2019-nCoV spike protein to HIV-1 gp120 and Gag,” which was retracted after a pressure campaign imposed by the corrupt Fauciites.

Mercola goes on to write:

“The COVID jab may be causing AIDS-like illness by decimating immune function. This is not to imply the shot is causing HIV/AIDS. Rather, it refers to the finding that people who get the COVID jab are — at six months’ post-jab — at greater risk of symptomatic COVID than their unvaccinated peers. They’re also at increased risk for other infections and chronic diseases, for the same reason.

“America’s Frontline Doctors have suggested myocarditis and other chronic health problems associated with the jabs could be the result of vaccine-acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or ‘VAIDS,’ which is similar to AIDS in that it involves immune deficiency. The main difference is the initial trigger. [See footnotes in article.]”

As far as where all this is heading, the Gateway Pundit writes about Biden’s Executive Order signed on September 12:

“This document’s Orwellian title, Executive Order on Advancing Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Innovation for a Sustainable, Safe, and Secure American Bioeconomy, will assure that its significance will fly right over the heads of 99 percent of the media, even the conservative media.

“Karen Kingston, a former Pfizer employee and current analyst for the pharmaceutical and medical-device industries, helps us decipher what’s going on in this executive order.

“Kingston stated in a Twitter post:

“‘Let me read between the lines for the America. Biden’s Sept. 12, 2022, executive order declares that Americans must surrender all human rights that stand in the way of transhumanism. Clinical trial safety standards and informed consent will be eradicated as they stand in the way of universally unleashing gene-editing technologies needed to merge humans with A.I. In order to achieve the societal goals of the New World Order, crimes against humanity are not only legal, but mandatory.’”

You can be in denial of all this if you wish. But the truth is important.

Yet, despite all the reported deaths and injuries from the mRNA “vaccine,” the medical establishment continues to push the mRNA drug injection anyway.

Evil, ignorant hospitals are taking patients off their lists for heart or kidney transplants because the patient “hasn’t been vaccinated,” i.e. hasn’t received the mRNA drug injection regardless of the drug’s not preventing Covid infections or the spreading of the virus!

And the crazy Biden administration is already making lists of people asking for religious exemptions from the forced mRNA drug injections.

Why are bureaucracies like New York City appealing a judge’s ruling that NYC cops who were fired for refusing the mRNA injection have their jobs reinstated? (See Military doctors can’t trust DOD medical database after COVID vax injuries scrubbed: whistleblower, by Just the News.)

The medical establishment and its establishment medical journals refuse to even publish valid studies showing how the mRNA drug injections are causing deaths and heart attacks.

For further details, see these articles with more information you probably haven’t heard about from the comatose corporate “news” media:

My interviews with Ryan Cole, Deb Conrad, and Gina Doane: Why aren’t docs seeing vax deaths? by Steve Kirsch

mRNA jab samizdat among physicians, by Alex Berenson

Swedish Study: Pfizer Jab Installs DNA into the Human Genome, by Alexandra Bruce

The CDC Is Sacrificing Kids for Big Pharma, and How Pfizer Profited From the Pandemic, by Joseph Mercola

Booster Huckster: Did Pfizer’s Bourla lie about his positive COVID test to move product? by Jordan Schachtel

DEBATE: Did Our Health Authorities Actually Take COVID shots? by Igor Chudov

And We Should Trust ‘The Science’ of the Pharma Industry? by F. William Engdahl

What Every Parent Must Know About Pfizer, by Michelle Malkin

Canadian Woman Died 7 Minutes After Bivalent Booster. Death Ruled “Natural Cause” by Igor Chudov

U.K. Gov. Admits Covid Vaccine Is Killing Kids: Vaccinated Children Are 30,200% More Likely to Die Than Unvaccinated Children, by The Exposé

Israel Was Caught Concealing Children’s Vaccine Injuries, by Alliance for Human Research Protection

Massive Increase in Deaths Following Covid Vax Confirmed by Major Insurance Report, by Alexandra Bruce

Pfizer, Moderna Covid Vaccines May Increase Risk of Infection, Study Shows, by Children’s Health Defense

International Study Finds Covid Jab Mandates Do More Harm Than Good, by Life Site

Statistics indicate COVID jab is the ‘elephant in the room’ when it comes to excess mortality rates, by Joseph Mercola

Fourteen Young Canadian Docs Die after Getting the Shot. Normally Would Be ~0 Over 30 Years, by Steve Kirsch

Here’s how the vaccine is causing those weird “blood clots” by Steve Kirsch

The Revolving Door: All 3 FDA-Authorized Covid Shot Companies Now Employ Former FDA Commissioners, by Jordan Schachtel

Vaccines are Big Business, it’s all about the money, not health or safety: Children’s Health Defense Exposes Vaccine Secrets, by Joseph Mercola

RNA for Moderna’s Omicron Booster Manufactured by CIA-Linked Company, and Covid-19: Moderna Gets Its Miracle by Whitney Webb

More News and Commentary

Daniel McAdams: Heritage Turns Conservative, Neocons Freak Out

Jason Morgan: Declassify Everything!

Richard Ebeling: If America Were Totalitarian, Where Would You Want to Live?

Joseph Mercola: Do Authoritarians ‘Care’ About You?

Jacob Hornberger: America’s Culture of Death

Life Site: Arizona Medical Board Drops Inquiry into Mayo Clinic Chief Accused of Abusing Patient Who Refused Remdesivir

Brian Shilhavy: Funeral Embalmer: 85% of Dead Bodies Now Have Strange Blood Clots Since Covid Vaccine Roll-outs

Ron Paul: School Shutdowns Leave Children Behind

Caitlin Johnstone: Biden Keeps Pledging Direct U.S. War With China Over Taiwan

Thomas DiLorenzo: Common Sense about Guns

Gustave de Molinari: War and Competition between States

Bardosh, Krug, et al: COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters for Young Adults: A Risk-Benefit Assessment and Five Ethical Arguments against Mandates at Universities

L.W. Blakely: Practicing Politics as Self-Defense

And Gateway Pundit: Whistleblower: FBI Is Creating False Narrative Reclassifying J6 Cases as Domestic Terrorism and Moving Agents Off of Child Sex Abuse Cases

Non-Corporate News, and Commentary (i.e. Non-Government Propaganda)

Leonard Goodman: Why It’s Time to Declassify the Documents From Trump’s Basement

Jacob Hornberger: The Clownish Thuggery of DeSantis and Abbott

Chuck Baldwin: Global Uprising!

Miranda Devine: Facebook Spied on Private Messages of Americans Who Questioned 2020 Election

Ron Paul: Europe Commits Suicide-by-Sanctions

Connor Freeman: We Need More Giuliani Moments

Brett Wilkins: Anti-War Voices Warn U.S. Bill on Taiwan “Will Make War Much More Likely

Joseph Mercola: Data Leak Reveals Disturbing Facts about mRNA Instability and What They’re Not Telling You about the New mRNA Boosters

David Stockman: Why “Global Warming” Did Not Cause Today’s Economic Disasters—Governments Did, and Why the Climate Crisis Is a Big Hoax…

David Hendrickson: Europe’s Energy Disaster

Just the News: Election Deniers? 82 Democrats Who Called GOP Election Wins Questionable, Illegitimate or Stolen

Jonathan Turley: Durham: The FBI Had Danchenko on Payroll as An Informant During the Russian Collusion Investigation

Gateway Pundit: Leo Hohmann: Biden’s Executive Order Designed to Release Transhumanist Hell on America

James Turk: A Century of Fascism

And Michel Chossudovsky: Dangerous Crossroads: America’s Plan to Wage Nuclear War against Non-Nuclear States

The Democrat and Republican Parties Are a Criminal Racket (Updated)

And both the Democrat and Republican parties need to be dismantled and abolished completely, root and branch. Perhaps we can use the “RICO” statute on them?

I have said here before that both parties are the one Government Party, the party of the regime, the party of the State, the party of war, the party of Prohibition, the party of theft and plunder.

One further reason why they are a criminal racket is that they have both imposed restrictions on the right of the people and candidates to get their names on ballots for elections, imposing petition signature requirements and other rules and restrictions, to make it difficult or impossible for third-party and independent candidates to get their names on ballots. This is clearly a violation of the people’s First Amendment rights.

In my view, if you want to run for a public office, then just tell the local election office and voila, there it is. (Or “viola” as some people tend to write.)

The only restriction should be that the town clerk or the town’s registrar of voters office must verify that the name to be on the ballot is a legitimate name of an actual living person.

“But if we do that, then election ballots will be absolutely cluttered with names, including those crazy people who shouldn’t have their names on a ballot!” critics whine.

You mean, like Crazy Kathy Hokum, the unelected governor of New York who compared herself to Jesus? Or Sen. Lindsey Graham, who never met a war he didn’t like? Or the madman Gov. Gavin Gruesome? Apparently, people vote for the crazies. 

Or, people complain that “too many candidates on the ballot might confuse the voters, etc., etc., etc.”

Well, that’s too bad, quite frankly. It’s the voters’ responsibility to study the candidates on a ballot in an election and select the one they think is best for the job.

In 2003 California had a recall election, the first question was “Shall Gray Davis be recalled (removed) from the office of Governor?” and the second question was, “If Davis is recalled, who should replace him as governor?”

David was recalled, and there were 135 candidates on the ballot to replace Davis. Were the people of California confused? Were there a lot of crazy people on the ballot? Of course. But that didn’t stop Arnold Schwarzenegger from winning that election.

Now, how ironic that the most anti-democracy people are “Democrats” these days. In New York, Libertarian Party candidate for governor Larry Sharpe, who automatically qualified for ballot access in 2022 because he received enough votes in his prior campaign for governor in 2018, has had his ballot access removed now because then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a “Democrat,” signed a bill into law to further restrict third parties and independents.

According to this news story,

Prior to Cuomo’s rule change, Larry Sharpe had garnered enough votes in the 2018 election to qualify for automatic ballot access in 2022. This was rescinded after Cuomo raised the requirement from 50,000 votes to approximately 130,000 votes. Additionally, he tripled the petitioning requirement from 15,000 valid signatures to 45,000 valid signatures to get on the ballot without having automatic access. As a result, no independent governor candidate qualified to be on the ballot. Lee Zeldin petitioned for the Independence line, but was disqualified after over 13,000 signatures were disqualified after the New York Board of Elections determined that they were photocopies. Multiple election experts went so far as to suggest that Zeldin and his team committed fraud in order to capture another line on the ballot. As a result, the only candidates on the ballot will be Kathy Hochul and Lee Zeldin.

…The only objection to the Libertarian Party’s petitions came from John P. O’Connor of the Conservative Party, led by Chairman Gerard “Gerry” Kassar. Under Kassar’s direction, members of the Conservative Party acted as a proxy for the Republican Party in a battle to remove the Libertarian line from the ballot. According to Sharpe, in blocking third party candidates from appearing on the ballot, Gerry Kassar and Lee Zeldin have shown that they do not believe in democracy, free speech, or the US Constitution.

Candidates should not have to get people to sign petitions to get the candidates’ names on ballots. Get your name on the ballot, and if the people don’t want you for office they won’t vote for you.

But this pre-ballot access signature requirement just doesn’t make sense in a country that believes in the First Amendment and the right of the people to vote for whomever they want to vote for, not just people who are already well known, who are already popular, who are already established, who already have high name recognition, who can afford to pay petition signature gatherers, etc.

Sharpe had his appeals hearing with the NY Supreme Court on Friday, and we will see what their decision will be.

So, in their imposing restrictions to prevent “outsiders” from taking part in the government that rules over the people, as though it’s a private club, the Democrat and Republican parties really are a criminal racket.

UPDATE: Adam Dick at the Ron Paul Institute says the appeal failed and the court sided with the restrictionists.

More News and Commentary

Jacob Hornberger: The Big Lie of 9/11

Jordan Schachtel: The WEF King Ascends to the British Throne

Donald Miller: Doctors for Disaster Preparedness Bringing Truth to Light in Vegas

Washington Free Beacon: As Biden’s Climate Czar, John Kerry Has Flown More Than 180,000 Miles, Emitting 9.5 Million Pounds of Carbon

Amy Kelly: Pfizer, FDA, CDC Hid Proven Harms to Male Sperm Quality, Testes Function, from mRNA Vaccine Ingredients

Julia Gledhill and William D. Hartung: How the Arms Industry Scams the Taxpayer: Contractors Cash in as Congress Adds Billions to the Pentagon Budget

George Ford Smith: Mass Murder Has Always Been Politically Acceptable

Andrew Napolitano: The Right to Be Left Alone

Caitlin Johnstone: It’s Not Okay for Grown Adults to Say the Ukraine Invasion Was “Unprovoked”

John Whitehead: First Came 9/11. Then Covid-19. What’s the Next Crisis to Lockdown the Nation?

Health Impact News: SADS: “Sudden Adult Death Syndrome” Explodes as Young and Healthy Adults Die Following Covid Vaccine Mandates

Laurence Vance: Pray for Ukraine?

John Hinderaker: Return of the Ice Age

Naomi Wolf: Shutting Women Up: Emails Between White House and Big Tech Focus on Social Media Warnings of mRNA Vaccination Damage to Menstruation. Did WH Censor Harms to Women?

Breitbart: Glenn Greenwald Slams Corrupt, Pro-Censorship Corporate News Industry

Kit Klarenberg: New Research Finds CIA Used Black Americans as Drugs Experiment Guinea Pigs

David Gordon: Review: How the West Brought War to Ukraine

Jacob Hornberger: My Prediction on the CIA’s Secret Assassination Files

And Gateway Pundit: High School Athlete Found with 6 Foot Long Clot In His Leg – Ending His Football Career — Doctors Baffled on Exactly What Happened? and MUST WATCH: ‘Do You Think This is Fair?’ – Moderna CEO and AstraZeneca Official Reveal Shocking Secrets to Covid Vaccines After Romanian MEP Cristian Terheș Grills Them

The Harmful Effects of Covid Lockdowns and Mandates, and of the Masks

This post is part of a series summarizing the whole Covid scam. The first 3 posts were on how the scam was based on the myth that asymptomatic carriers of The Virus are contagious, the testing part of the scam: high cycle threshold and false positives, and the fabricated Covid death counts vs. the real deaths by hospitals’ Covid protocols.

Now this current post is to do with the effects of Covid protocols, lockdowns etc. on kids (and adults), and the harmfulness of the masks.

The first fact to cite is that Covid-19 was never a threat to any healthy child who didn’t already have a serious health condition. Any “public health” officials who have over the past two years stated otherwise has been LYING to you.

And we know that asymptomatic “carriers” of The Virus had never posed any threat to others. If you have The Virus but have no symptoms then that’s because you do not have enough of a viral load to have symptoms and if you have no symptoms then you do not have enough of a viral load to be contagious.

That means that school teachers have nothing to fear from children who may have The Virus, and they should stop being hysterical and irrational. (Notwithstanding that government schools need to be abolished. But that’s for a different discussion.)

If a child has cold-like or flu-like symptoms, whether the child has Covid-19 or not, then that child with symptoms should stay home and not go in to school. That should have been the official policy throughout the scamdemic, but fascists had other ideas in mind, didn’t they?

Here is some more information on how children have been the least harmed by Covid-19:

According to an early study in June 2020 published in the Lancet, as described by ABC, “children, including infants, generally have mild symptoms of COVID-19, and even those who develop the disease severely enough to warrant intensive care unit admission are unlikely to die…The study found that the majority of patients under 18 years old experienced a mild disease…The authors suggest that their study likely paints a more dramatic picture than you would see on average because it pulled data from hospitals, where patients are more likely to be severely sick. Many children who get COVID-19 are likely to be asymptomatic, meaning they don’t need medical care…”

Another study from England in July 2021 showed that “99·995% of CYP (children and young people) with a positive SARS-CoV-2 test survived (Covid). The 25 CYP who died of SARS-CoV-2 equates to a mortality rate of 2/million for the 12,023,568 CYP living in England.”

The study also noted that “CYP >10 years, of Asian and Black ethnic backgrounds, and with comorbidities were over-represented compared to other children.” So, because of the over-representation of children with comorbidities and given that people with comorbidities had a much greater chance of dying with Covid-19, then that fact brings the fatality rate even lower!

An August of 2020 British study examining 69,516 Covid patients concluded, according to the Spectator, that “… No children without a serious comorbidity of an additional illness died, and neither did any child between the ages of 28 days and 15 years.”

Regarding children as “superspreaders” of The Virus, here are some more articles. See Coronavirus: No Child Known to Have Passed COVID-19 to Adults, Global Study Finds, School Children Don’t Spread Coronavirus, French Study Shows, and Children Are Not Covid-19 Super-Spreaders: Time to Go Back to School.

But the kids and their immune systems have been harmed a great deal by lockdowns, social isolation, and by the masks! The stay-in orders by fascist governors and mayors, causing children to not get enough exposure to germs and viruses that they would get when going outdoors and mingling with others, actually deprived children of this natural immunity process. And this makes children more vulnerable to serious illness when exposed later to germs and viruses!

And regarding the social isolation aspect of stay-in orders, according to Medical News Today,

(The researchers) write: “Of note, high levels of inflammation are a driver for [cardiovascular disease]. Social isolation was linked to downregulation of type I and II interferons and an impaired response to infection by simian immunodeficiency virus.”

They note that in the wake of social isolation, it is the emotional rather than the physical separation that is the triggering factor in the body’s reduced ability to respond to adversity.

And Mercola points out that lockdowns may have contributed to increased mortality rates from non-Covid causes.

Also, see Ryan McMaken: The Evidence Keeps Piling up: Lockdowns Don’t Work, Ron Paul: 600 Doctors Warn Trump: Lockdown May Be More Deadly Than Coronavirus!, and Jon Miltimore: Lockdowns Don’t Work.

Many children have tested positive for The Virus (even though they probably falsely tested positive because of high cycle thresholds, and if they actually were sick with symptoms they probably just had a bad cold or flu). But in some cases they were really suffering from bacterial pneumonia caused by the MASKS! The masks have been found to accumulate bacterial contamination.

One study showed how easily the masks can be contaminated.

Just look at what an analysis of the masks found:

A group of parents in Gainesville, FL, concerned about potential harms from masks, submitted six face masks to a lab for analysis. The resulting report found that five masks were contaminated with bacteria, parasites, and fungi, including three with dangerous pathogenic and pneumonia-causing bacteria. No viruses were detected on the masks, although the test is capable of detecting viruses.

The analysis detected the following 11 alarmingly dangerous pathogens on the masks:

• Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumonia)

• Mycobacterium tuberculosis (tuberculosis)

• Neisseria meningitidis (meningitis, sepsis)

• Acanthamoeba polyphaga (keratitis and granulomatous amebic encephalitis)

• Acinetobacter baumanni (pneumonia, blood stream infections, meningitis, UTIs— resistant to antibiotics)

• Escherichia coli (food poisoning)

• Borrelia burgdorferi (causes Lyme disease)

• Corynebacterium diphtheriae (diphtheria)

• Legionella pneumophila (Legionnaires’ disease)

• Staphylococcus pyogenes serotype M3 (severe infections—high morbidity rates)

• Staphylococcus aureus (meningitis, sepsis)

Half of the masks were contaminated with one or more strains of pneumonia-causing bacteria. One-third were contaminated with one or more strains of meningitis-causing bacteria. One-third were contaminated with dangerous, antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogens. In addition, less dangerous pathogens were identified, including pathogens that can cause fever, ulcers, acne, yeast infections, strep throat, periodontal disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and more.

The face masks studied were new or freshly-laundered before wearing and had been worn for 5 to 8 hours, most during in-person schooling by children aged 6 through 11. One was worn by an adult. A t-shirt worn by one of the children at school and unworn masks were tested as controls. No pathogens were found on the controls. Proteins found on the t-shirt, for example, are not pathogenic to humans and are commonly found in hair, skin, and soil.

Jeffrey Tucker cites several studies, one paper stating that “both medical and non-medical facemasks are ineffective to block human-to-human transmission of viral and infectious disease…Wearing facemasks has been demonstrated to have substantial adverse physiological and psychological effects. These include hypoxia, hypercapnia, shortness of breath, increased acidity and toxicity, activation of fear and stress response, rise in stress hormones, immunosuppression, fatigue, headaches, decline in cognitive performance, predisposition for viral and infectious illnesses, chronic stress, anxiety and depression. Long-term consequences of wearing facemasks can cause health deterioration, developing and progression of chronic diseases and premature death.”

And here is Life Site with a list of many, many studies confirming the ineffectiveness of the masks and showing their negative health effects as well.

This page from the Brownstone Institute has a list of more than 400 studies showing the failures of compulsory Covid measures. The 61 items on the harms caused by the face masks include:

The physiological impact of wearing an N95 mask during hemodialysis as a precaution against SARS in patients with end-stage renal disease, Kao, 2004

Is N95 face mask linked to dizziness and headache?, Ipek, 2021

Effects of surgical and FFP2/N95 face masks on cardiopulmonary exercise capacity, Fikenzer, 2020

Headaches and the N95 face-mask amongst healthcare providers, Lim, 2006

Preliminary report on surgical mask induced deoxygenation during major surgery, Beder, 2008

Mask mandates may affect a child’s emotional, intellectual development, Gillis, 2020

Face masks pose dangers for babies, toddlers during COVID-19 pandemic, UC Davis Health, 2020

The mask requirement is responsible for severe psychological damage and the weakening of the immune system, Coronoa Transition, 2020

Wearing a mask can expose children to dangerous levels of carbon dioxide in just THREE MINUTES, study finds, Shaheen/Daily Mail, 2021

The list at that Brownstone Institute page also includes:

Corona children studies: Co-Ki: First results of a German-wide registry on mouth and nose covering (mask) in children, Schwarz, 2021

Dangerous pathogens found on children’s face masks, Cabrera, 2021

Masks, false safety and real dangers, Part 2: Microbial challenges from masks, Borovoy, 2020/2021

Maximizing Fit for Cloth and Medical Procedure Masks to Improve Performance and Reduce SARS-CoV-2 Transmission and Exposure, 2021, Brooks, 2021

Facemasks in the COVID-19 era: A health hypothesis, Vainshelboim, 2021

Medical Doctor Warns that “Bacterial Pneumonias Are on the Rise” from Mask Wearing, Meehan, 2021

According to Stanford University: “N95 masks are estimated to reduce oxygen intake by anywhere from 5 percent to 20 percent. That’s significant, even for a healthy person. It can cause dizziness and lightheadedness. For healthy people, these side effects are temporary and usually not an issue. But if you are severely ill and are continuously wearing an N95 mask for several hours at a time, it can damage the lungs. For a patient in respiratory distress, it can even be life threatening.”

Many face masks are unsafe and unhealthy, as Jon Rappoport notes, because they are reprocessed and “decontaminated” using ethylene oxide, which “increases the risk of lymphoid cancer and, for females, breast cancer,” and “CDC warns that ethylene oxide is carcinogenic and teratogenic, and that ‘inhalation of ethylene oxide has been linked to neurologic dysfunction…'” and, “Prolonged exposure to ethylene oxide can hurt eyes and LUNGS, harm the brain and nervous system, and potentially cause lymphomas, leukemia…”

And regarding whether anyone including children should wear those masks, early on “Doctor” Fauci said that “people should not be walking around with masks…there’s no reason to be walking around with a mask…When you’re in the middle of an outbreak, wearing a mask might make people feel a little bit better…And often there are unintended consequences, people keep fiddling with the mask, and they keep touching their face…”

(More here.)

Watch Fauci flip-flop on masks. (A disclaimer: this video on the “Trump Fan Network” was the only video of this kind I could find right now. I want to make it clear that I am not a Trump fan.)

It is so sad to walk along somewhere outside and see some little kid with a mask on his face, covering his mouth and nose and thus his ability to breathe as well as having to conceal his identity, OUTSIDE even, because his parents are ignorant morons who listen to evil, psychopath government liars who do NOT have the best of intentions, to put it mildly, regarding people’s health. I just want to say to the parent, “You’re a child abuser!” (for making the child wear the harmful mask for no good reason). But I don’t say that, of course, even though it is true.

And here is Peggy Hall on the mask psy-op, in which the media are trying to brainwash the people to make masks acceptable, and even cool. “They’re trying to normalize these SKAMS, these identity stealing, identity concealing self-suffocation devices.”


And see this.

More articles to read:

Paul Joseph Watson: Mask Wearing Has Left a Generation of Toddlers Struggling With Speech and Social Skills

Life Site: Speech Therapist Blames Face Masks for Massive Spike in Children with Speech Delays

Brian Joondeph: When All Else Fails, Bring Out the Masks

My next in this series summarizing the Covid scamdemic will be on the “vaccine” that’s not a vaccine, the mRNA fraud and the corruption involved.

Another 9/11 Anniversary

Sunday is the 21st year of 9/11, and we’re having the usual memorials now. Many people now weren’t even born at that time. I’m sure the young people have been getting the usual government propaganda in the schools on 9/11, but not the truth. Just like the older people have been getting from TV/media/government/Hollywood, etc.

I posted an overview of the whole 9/11 thing in 2019, and reposted that in 2020 and 2021, so now I will repost it again for those who are craving for the truth and maybe have a feeling that the official government/media/academia/Hollywood narrative of 9/11 may not be totally truthful, especially after 5 years of Russia-collusion lies and 2+ years of Covid lies, hypocrisies and counterproductive and harmful mandates imposed by fascists.

Here is the post from 2019:

Today is the 18th anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks on the New York World Trade Center, the Pentacon, and in Pennsylvania. Where was I on that day? Well, I was here in this same apartment sitting at my table doing some writing and my father (now deceased) called at around 10 am saying that their trip that they were going to go on that day was canceled and he told me why. Hmm.

The government’s propaganda began immediately on that day and after. 99% of the news media were the White House press spokesmen. There was no discussion of the attackers stated motives, or the history of U.S. government and military’s invasions, bombings and occupations of the Middle East in the 10 years prior to that time. Anyone who did mention those things was labeled “Anti-America,” or “blaming America” for the attacks. Sean Hannity has been especially bad in that regard ever since that time. He is the worst of the worst as far as apparatchiks for the national security state are concerned. I just thought I’d mention that.

However, given that Hannity and all the other radio ditto-heads are accepting of the idea that actual U.S. government FBI, CIA etc. abused their powers including FISA spying in the Russiagate fiasco, maybe now some of these obedient worshipers of the national security state can at least consider the possibility that the official 9/11 narrative isn’t what the government has been telling us for 18 years. (But, I am not holding my breath.)

So, I’m sure that a lot of people reading this post will just skim it and not really take it seriously or click on any of the links for further information. This is because they are satisfied with what the government and its spokespeople of the mainstream media have been telling us since September 11, 2001. All these things they haven’t heard about must be merely whack-job “conspiracy theory” and all that. But there are still some people who are open to the truth.

In the years prior to the attacks, Congressman Ron Paul had several times warned that the U.S. government’s interventionist policies and war that it started against Iraq and elsewhere and Iraqi sanctions would cause blowback and retaliation within our shores. (And the response? Crickets.)

Addendum: For information on the U.S. government’s pre-9/11 sanctions on Iraq throughout the 1990s and their effects, see Jacob Hornberger, Sanctions: the cruel and brutal war against the Iraqi people, and James Bovard, Iraqi sanctions and American intentions: blameless carnage?

It’s amazing just how brainwashed so many people can be by daily propaganda, watching the TV news, listening to chickenhawk warmonger conservative talk radio, and so forth. “Al Qaeda.” “Osama bin Laden,” and “Islamic” were words that people heard over and over and over, but they rarely heard about Saudi Arabia and blowback.

I don’t know what else to write so I will post links to some new and old articles on the subject, and maybe some videos.

James Bovard on the 9/11 Commission, a bootlicking national disgrace.

Paul Sperry from the New York Post writes this week how Robert Mueller helped Saudi Arabia cover up its role in 9/11.

Related to that, a year ago “28 Pages,” which documents Saudi Arabia’s role in 9/11, had an exclusive article on FBI telling a counterterrorism agent not to help 9/11 victims build their case against Saudi Arabia because that might harm U.S.-Saudi relations. (Doh!)

Prior to 9/11 the FBI were told by the Bush Administration to lay off the bin Laden family and Saudi connections to terrorism.

Paul Craig Roberts writes today:

Over the years I have reported the findings of scientists, engineers, and architects that indicate that the official story is false.I had an open mind for two reasons.One is that having been an engineering student, I could tell the difference from a building falling down from asymmetrical structural damage and a building blowing up.The other is that having been involved in policy issues in Washington for a quarter century I knew that such a humiliating defeat suffered by the world’s only superpower at the hands of a few Muslim terrorists would have brought instant demands from the White House, Congress, and media for investigation into how every aspect of the American national security state failed simultaneously on one morning.Instead the White House resisted the 9/11 families demands for an investigation for one year and never delivered a forensic investigation.Instead, the country was given a 9/11 Commission Report that was merely the government’s official story of what happened.No heads rolled.No one was fired or even reprimanded.To hold no one accountable for such a massive failure and humiliating defeat is not a believable response if the official 9/11 story is true.

Washington’s Blog: Everything we’re doing now was planned before 9/11. And Washington asks, Will the mainstream media ever report on the numerous admitted false flag terror attacks? Many examples given. And another post about U.S. government’s foreknowledge and aiding and abetting the terrorists.

The Guardian: Osama bin Laden had ties to CIA

David Ray Griffin asks, Where is the evidence that Osama bin Laden had responsibility in 9/11? (Remember, Hannity et al. have been complaining ad nauseam, and rightly, that people accusing Trump of “Russia collusions” do not have any evidence, and so on. Evidence is important.) The FBI’s 10 most wanted list included Osama bin Laden because of the African embassy and USS Cole bombings, but NOT because of 9/11 because they had no evidence linking the two. Further info from the Muckraker Report. Read Griffin’s book, Osama bin Laden: Dead or Alive?

In 2009 the Daily Mail asked, Has Osama bin Laden been dead for 7 years?

An early 2002 Dan Rather CBS News report on bin Laden’s serious illness:

A December, 2001 Fox News story, still online: Bin Laden already dead.

Of course, how could Osama bin Laden have been killed and thrown out to sea by SEAL Team 6 in 2011 if bin Laden had already died in 2001 or 2002? Paul Craig Roberts again with some questions.

Another question to ask is what caused the helicopter crash in Afghanistan that killed several SEAL Team 6 members who were involved in the Osama bin Laden “killing” just a couple months before that.

And Paul Joseph Watson on the Bin Laden fable shortly after he was “killed” in 2011. While Steve Watson explains the U.S. government’s history of fake bin Laden tapes.

Former CIA asset Susan Lindauer, a whistleblower who was railroaded and labeled a psychiatric case by USGov, explains more truth about 9/11, and the missing security tapes for the World Trade Center.

Here is an interview in which Lindauer tells about her experiences:

James Corbett with an hour-long discussion on who was really behind the 9/11 attacks:

And here is a video documentary from Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth explaining the evidence that explosions brought down the World Trade Center, and not the fire caused by planes crashing into the buildings:

I admit it. I’m a “truther.” That’s because the truth is important. And as the late Justin Raimondo wrote, the opposite of a “truther” is a “liar.”

Queen Elizabeth II Has Died

Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96. She carried herself with dignity and class. But really I have never really been a fan of the British royal family. Now, Queen will be replaced by Prince Charles, who will now be referred to as “King Charles III.”

I think I will refer to Charles as “King Tampon,” given his disgraceful embarrassment during the time in the early 1990s that he told Camilla that he wanted to be her tampon or some such thing. Another disgrace was Charles’s openly cheating on Diana during those years. It is possible that the royal family were behind Diana’s “accident” and death and for ritualistic wacko reasons.

Another reason to dismiss Charles as an unworthy is his climate change kookery. He’s a climate kook and a depopulation wacko. Charles is totally unworthy of being “King” and really ought to step aside and let Prince William be the next King.

In the meantime, regarding Queen Elizabeth, I think that Carol Burnett’s parody of the Queen was spot on, on The Carol Burnett Show during the 1970s. Carol had the Queen’s voice and gestures to a T. She was hysterical. I found several of those skits on YouTube, here and here.

More Truthful and Factual Information Not from “Mainstream” Media

Gary Barnett: Trump Worshipers, Trump Lies, Election Idiocy, and the Truth About Collectivist Political Madness

Steve Kirsch: Exclusive: Proof That Israel Found Serious Safety Problems with the Covid Vaccines Then Deliberately Covered It Up

Michael Boldin: A Dangerous Strategy

Peter Rykowski: Nullification: How States Can Rein In Federal Spending

Life Site: Big Tech Met Regularly with Biden Officials to Discuss What to Censor, According to Court Documents

Lew Rockwell: Everything You Love You Owe to Capitalism

Ron Paul: The Federal Reserve Wants You Fired

Dave DeCamp: Ultra-Hawk Liz Truss to Be Next British Prime Minister

Veteran Intelligence Professionals: Ukraine Decision Time for Biden

Jacob Hornberger: Mysterious Falls from High Buildings

Pepe Escobar: Which Crime Syndicate Murdered Darya Dugina?

Daniel Horowitz: Do We Still Need a Federal Government?

Andrew Napolitano: Why Donald Trump Will Soon Be Indicted

James Bovard: Lessons from Biden’s Disinformation Board Debacle

Joseph Mercola: Finance ‘Guru’ Reveals Financial Collapse and Covid Jab Data

David Gordon Reviews Thomas DiLorenzo’s Book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Economics

Connor Freeman and Will Porter: Saudis Use Orwellian App to Identify Dissidents, Imprisoning Some for Decades

And J.D. Tuccille: New York Set to Hobble “Legal” Cannabis with Taxes and Regulations

Mikhail Gorbachev Has Died. Let’s All Have a Gorbasm for “Gorby.”

Mikhail Gorbachev was the last General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party and Premier (or actually “President”) of the Soviet Union before it collapsed and crashed. He died at the age of 91.

Someone who has written quite a bit about Gorbachev is Yuri Maltsev, an economics professor closely associated with the Mises Institute and previously an economist with the Gorbachev Soviet regime. Maltsev defected to the U.S. as the Soviet Union was collapsing and crashing.

Gorbachev is being praised as having been a “reformer,” even by some libertarians, but Maltsev has told us a more realistic story. I have linked to this before, this article by Maltsev on the real Gorbachev. It is actually the introduction to the book, Requiem for Marx, edited by Maltsev.

Here are some quotes from the article:

Gorbachev too tried to save communism through other means. That was the original point behind glasnost and perestroika (and probably why these petty measures were so heralded in the West). Even the KGB understood the need for reform. As the chief ideologue of the KGB, Philip Bobkov, has said, “The KGB understood very well, back in 1985, that the USSR would not be able to make further progress without perestroika.”

By the people in the Soviet Union Gorbachev was rightly considered to be just another Communist Party hack. His “reforms” were never fundamental, but only expedient measures to preserve the centrality of the Soviet Communist Party and to salvage what was left of the socialist system. Gorbachev was only willing to “reform” when the world was falling apart around him.

He was in a good position to know better. He was from a peasant family in South Russia, where he witnessed first hand the malnutrition, hunger, and even starvation that socialism caused. His grandfather was killed in Stalin’s purges, so he knew the brutality of Communist politics. Yet he chose to make politics his life’s work. For Gorbachev, the exercise of power has always been more important than good sense or morality.

It was a Western fantasy that the man named to be general secretary of the Communist Party would not be a devoted Communist. As in joining a street gang, you must demonstrate that you are absolutely loyal to the club (and all its associated crimes) and that your conscience can be overridden. During Gorbachev’s long political climb, he passed more than one hundred such political and security clearances.

The main difference between Gorbachev and his predecessors was that he was smarter and smoother. He was also the first one with a university education: a masters in law and a masters in agriculture. Given Soviet education, that is probably why the first thing he did was ruin the agricultural distribution system.

While he was in agricultural school in Stavropol, Russia, he was chief of the local Communist Party. His colleagues report that he ordered his professors to come from the university to Gorbachev’s office to tutor and test him.

Gorbachev became secretary of agriculture under the Yuri Andropov regime, and endeared himself to the Party Secretary by promoting a cult of Andropov. He promoted films about him and mandated that streets be named after him. Andropov returned the favor by promoting Gorbachev in the Party bureaucracy. Of course, Andropov is one of the most hardened of all Soviet leaders. As ambassador to Hungary, he ordered the invasion of that great country in 1956, and while head of the KGB in 1968, he persecuted dissidents by the tens of thousands (including Solzhenitsyn), presiding over the darkest period in KGB history.

Later, Gorbachev became secretary of ideology during the Chernenko regime, and as early as 1984, he was making overtures to Margaret Thatcher. What Thatcher did not know, or refused to believe, was that Gorbachev’s goal was to save Soviet communism (meaning the power of the Party) and given the dire circumstances he faced, that meant “reform.” Yet a reformist communist is only marginally better than an orthodox one. His goals and methods should have been condemned, just as one would condemn a successor to Hitler who claimed to be a “reformist Nazi.”

Gorbachev never learned economics in school. In all my dealings with him, I never saw even a slight flash of economic insight, or even any desire to learn more about economics. He preferred to think like a communist: everything can be done by issuing orders, no matter how perverse, contrary to human nature, and brutal they may be.

Beginning with the day he assumed power, he positioned himself as an opponent of freedom and the market. He singlehandedly destroyed what little market activity existed in the Soviet Union, wrecked the already-miserable lives of the public, presided over appalling violence against innocent people in the Baltic states, and openly supported old-guard communists. Yet the Western media decided not to be skeptical about his aims.

Then Gorbachev began a campaign against “dishonest income.” Like Stalin and Khrushchev before him, he declared all sources of income other than official salary to be an evil to be stamped out. For example, if a person rented a room out in his house, he received “dishonest income” and all parties would be severely punished. The problem was not a single person in the Soviet Union was untainted by unofficial economic activity. The official economy did not produce enough of anything desirable, so if a person was untainted, he was probably already dead.

Party bureaucrats bulldozed thousands of gardens in the backyards of peasant’s homes, often filled with fresh fruits and vegetables. “Illicit” farmers’ markets were closed. The bureaucrats cracked down on such activity as currency exchanges and unofficial transportation. Chaos reigned in the housing market, where the penalty for renting out an apartment for profit would be to have your whole home confiscated.*

[*Wait a minute. How is this different from America’s various “blue” states and local communities in USSA right now?]

For a study on the right way to de-socialize or decentralize a “union” of states that shouldn’t exist in the first place, read Murray Rothbard on that.

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