Wednesday, November 24, 2021

The Jolly Roger Dollar

In his 1982 article, “Monetary Policy: Theory and Practice,” Nobel laureate Milton Friedman, no friend of gold, said that 


If a domestic money consists of a commodity, a pure gold standard or cowrie bead standard, the principles of monetary policy are very simple. There aren’t any. The commodity money takes care of itself.


It takes care of itself. Consider that thought for a moment, then ask yourself why we've had politically-appointed bureaucrats running the money and banking system since 1913. 


If my book, The Jolly Roger Dollar, can be reduced to one message it is this: Money and banking should be permanently divorced from the State. 


Mankind should be divorced from the state but that’s going well beyond the scope of this discussion. For now, at least, our goal should be to kill central banking wherever it exists and open up the market to alternative moneys — alternatives to the fiat issues of central banks. Market participants should be free to choose what they wish to use for money withoutgovernment interference. 


Legal tender laws, since they constitute invasions of private property, should be repealed.  As Thomas Paine wrote,


As to the assumed authority of any assembly in making paper money, or paper of any kind, a legal tender, or in other language, a compulsive payment, it is a most presumptuous attempt at arbitrary power. There can be no such power in a republican government: the people have no freedom, and property no security where this practice can be acted . . .


For the same reason, banking should lose the legal privileges that protect the practice of fractional reserve lending. What is needed is freedom — freedom to conduct our monetary and banking affairs regulated only by private property rights and economic law. 


The cover of the book was created to remind readers that the monetary and banking system we have is fundamentally an act of theft. It is monetary piracy because the currencies we swap for real goods and property titles are hijacked versions of the real thing. What constitutes the real thing, who did the hijacking, when, for what purpose, and the results it has brought are discussed in the remainder of this work. 


To be sure, the money we now carry in our pockets or checking accounts serves the purpose of providing a medium of exchange. If it didn’t banks would be in the wallpaper business. But it also serves to transfer wealth from those unconnected to the money creation process to those closely associated with it. This is why monetary policy is more accurately thought of as monetary piracy. 


In 2010, Federal Reserve officials celebrated the centennial founding of the Fed at Jekyll Island, Georgia. What was once regarded as a litmus test for a conspiracy theory nut is now part of the Fed’s official fabric, worn with pride. The institution that was finally passed into law in 1913 was supposed to make financial crises and bad money virtual impossibilities. It has instead made crises and bad money permanent conditions. If freedom is not allowed to work its curative powers, the Fed and its currency-on-demand machine will continue to harm us. 


Liberty is always on the defensive, having to bargain and plead with a state-backed ruling elite. We should not have to justify human freedom. The free market, centered as it is around consumer preferences, open competition, and private property rights, will keep us honest, to borrow an expression from my father’s era. If there is to be a ruling elite, let them rise to their positions naturally, as entrepreneurs on a free market. Only in such an environment will those on top be on permanent probation, as it were, forever subject to the market’s approval, because the customers who put them there always have the option of removing them when they fail to deliver. 


For the most part my book is based on articles I wrote over the past decade. I have redacted some of the material to clarify certain points or update sources. If the same thoughts reappear now and again, I offer this explanation: the subject of money and banking is so corrupted with myth, misinformation, and half-truths that repetition is a necessary corrective. It strikes me as incontestable that, as Goethe is said to have observed, 

Truth has to be repeated constantly, because Error also is being preached all the time, and not just by a few, but by the multitude.




                           

 

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Common Sense 2021

For nearly two years we have been fed a narrative that’s been false and confusing.  The only part not confusing is what all of the confusion tells us.   

For this reason I not only reject the vaccines, I reject the entire covid scenario as a plan to destroy what’s left of Western culture and the free market economy.  As I’ve written earlier, we are under attack.  Governments local and national are criminalizing individual rights, sabotaging the economy, and generally threatening our lives.


Of all the wrongs authorities have committed since the virus became newsworthy, two in particular have convinced me this “crisis” is about power, not public health: (1) Failure to pull the vaccines when they started injuring and killing people, and (2) the push to get everyone vaccinated, negating our freedom to decide for ourselves.


But the evidence of criminality goes well beyond these two.  It reads like a terrifying Robin Cook novel, only worse because it’s true. 


1.  Covid testing, covid “cases,” and covid deaths have all been manipulated, creating panic among the populace.  The deeply flawed test creates a high number of false cases, giving the media alarming numbers to report.  People who needed hospitalization for any reason often found themselves classified as covid cases so hospitals could get more money from the government.  


2.  Hospital covid protocols upped the level of terror.  Family members were kept isolated from patients, who sometimes said their final farewells with an iPad. 


3.  Authorities used the panic to impose unprecedented measures such as the wearing of masks, shutting down businesses they regarded as non-essential, social distancing, and stay-at-home orders.  Who has the authority to order any of this?  The results have been devastating.  Media places the blame on the virus, not the politicians, who themselves often violated their decrees.


4.  Early treatments that some physicians found effective in treating covid were, and still are, attacked as quackery, with the treating physicians ostracized and in some cases fired.  


5.  The FDA could give EUA to vaccines only if effective treatments didn’t exist.  Given the multi-billion-dollar profit potential of vaccines and the low cost of effective off-label treatments, it’s no mystery why HCQ, ivermectin and other early treatments got dumped on.  It’s as if profit potential didn’t exist or was irrelevant.  


6.  So-called prestigious journals, The Lancet and the NEJM, attacked HCQ with studies later revealed to be another hoax.  When the very best engage in deception, what happens to trust?  Yet the media let them off the hook.  


7.  The vaccines were rushed to market in a few months rather than the usual 10-12 years, and are of an experimental nature rather than traditional vaccines.  Long-term effects are unknown, and certain groups, such as pregnant women, were not tested.  Vaccine makers have been conveniently indemnified. Yet, the push continues to get everyone vaccinated.  What’s in those vaccines they’re so anxious for us to have?


8.  When a few courageous people attempted to get ivermectin for their patients or hospitalized loved ones, the resistance of gatekeepers made it all but impossible.  And it continues today.  It often took a judge’s order to save a life with ivermectin.  Even with a judge’s order pharmacies did their part by slow-walking the prescription.


9.  Today, October 2021, the word is mandates.  The whole world must take the jab. Yet mandates were repeatedly denied earlier.  If there is no agenda behind the campaign to vaccinate against a yet-to-be isolated virus not significantly worse than the annual flu — a flu that mysteriously disappeared in 2020 — why the mandates?  


10.  As the vaccine rollout continued, several things became alarmingly clear but only to “conspiracy theorists,” among whom are some of the most highly credentialed and experienced medical professionals in the world.  Vaccine injuries and deaths were accelerating far beyond what previous vaccines had incurred.  Any other vaccine would have been pulled long ago, but covid gets a pass.  Why?  


11.  OSHA is discouraging the reporting of vaccine injuries and deaths because it might create vaccine hesitancy.  Come again?  That’s the purpose of the system, and OSHA is explicitly sabotaging it.  And we see public acquiescence, not outrage.


12.  Health care workers who have filed reports in VAERS tell us the system itself is frustrating and time-consuming to use..  A study conducted from 12/01/07 - 09/30/10 found that “fewer than 1% of vaccine adverse events are reported” in VAERS.  If the CDC were actually concerned with the public’s health, wouldn’t it make sense to upgrade VAERS and encourage people to use it?


13.  While initially denying many times that vaccine mandates would be forthcoming, governments pressured employers, as well as its own agencies, to require vaccination as a requirement of employment.  As health care workers have repeatedly told us, they have been in the trenches treating covid patients for 18 months without a vaccine, but now they’re told get the jab or get fired.   


14.  The one installed as president of the United States declared that the unvaccinated are the root cause of the country’s problems.  The facts contradict him, and he surely must know it.  “Natural immunity offers exponentially more protection than vaccines,” according to Harvard epidemiologist Martin Kulldorff, and many unvaccinated now have natural immunity.  


15.  Ivermectin in the US continues to be a forbidden word while other countries such as India, Peru, and Mexico, not under pharmaceutical control, have mass-distributed it with huge success, both in terms of reduced illness and death as well as cost.  Why isn’t this headline news?  


16.  A year ago people who dared step out of their houses wore masks, waiting for the vaccine to free them.  Today, they’re still masked-up even though many have natural immunity or have taken the vaccine.  Why the masks when they’ve been shown to be harmful


17.  The latest assault is the upcoming vaccination of kids, the group virtually immune from serious effects of the illness.  Some schools are requiring vaccination as a condition of attendance.  Are vaccinated, mask-wearing parents going to put their kids in harm’s way?


Conclusion


You don’t need advanced medical training to see what’s going on.  Ordinary common sense will do, and a common sense analysis tells us there are powerful forces working against our interests.  If more people wake up, we can defeat this nefarious conspiracy and build a better world of our own.


Society in every state is a blessing, but Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one. . .

 — Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776


George Ford Smith is the author of nine books, including The Flight of the Barbarous Relic, a novel about a renegade Fed chairman.  He is also a filmmaker whose works include Do Not Consent- Think OUTSIDE the voting booth, Last Day, and Risky Pinch Hitter.


Friday, October 1, 2021

Go for the jugular — they’re going for ours


“Man is not the enemy of man, but through the medium of a false system of government.”
— Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, Part First


When we look at the aggressions of governments here and abroad for the past 19 months, it’s hard to believe more of us aren’t dead.  


It began with the hysterical promotion of lockdowns, business closures, and the necessity of masks and staying distant from others, which spiked rates of broken marriages, suicide, alcoholism, small business bankruptcy, unemployment, and depression.  The hysteria was based in part on the high rate of infection, shown to be grossly exaggerated with the RT-PCR tests conducted with unwarranted high cycle thresholds. The WHO finally admitted high thresholds were producing false positives moments after Biden was inaugurated on January 20, vanquishing what remained of the public’s trust in public health agencies.


As for those who got sick, the unreality became more intense. How is it possible certified physicians fail to prescribe effective treatments for their covid patients?  It isn’t.  Yet, insanely, it was and still is the norm.  The established protocol says if you get covid symptoms stay home and try to get better.  If your condition deteriorates, check into a hospital with its ventilators and the experimental drug, remdesivir (marketed as Veklury), which can cost as much as $3,120 for a standard five-day treatment.   There are variations, but remdesivir, corticosteroids, and ventilation are the pillars of hospital treatment.  More recently, your hospital might have a diminished staff since the intransigent unvaccinated have been let go.  


But you might not even get checked in.  Hospitals are seriously considering denying unvaccinated patients treatment based on the claim they’re being “overwhelmed” with patients.  “Why should precious lifesaving resources go to those who refuse to protect themselves against COVID-19?”  


“Precious lifesaving resources” presumably includes ventilation.  One hospital’s chief clinician said a patient’s chances of survival after being put on a ventilator is roughly 50-50 or worse.  Given that the vaccinated are also prone to hospitalization, in some studies even higher than the unvaccinated due to antibody-dependent enhancement, one wonders who is being penalized?


Vaccines and only vaccines


Since December 14, 2020 “protection” is defined as vaccination, and only vaccination.  “Vaccines” don’t cost patients out-of-pocket money but given VAERS data showing them to be far and away the most lethal ever released on the public, it makes sense for people to consider the risks before deciding to get jabbed.  For that, “informed consent” has been relegated to a homework assignment few people are willing to do.


But it’s not hard to find: 



Source: https://covexit.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/slides_Dr_Rose_talk.pdf


Are the experimental vaccines the best we can do?  No.  Among others we have ivermectin, a safe and effective covid treatment that is Public Enemy No. 1 to vaccine crusaders..  The FDA even issued an insolent tweet on August 21, admonishing the hicks to quit taking horse medicine. 


The FDA’s claim that ivermectin is insufficiently tested for covid collapses when one views this video from Dr. Paul Marik along with the results of the northern state of Uttar Pradesh in India, where, unlike the US, covid is now a thing of the past.  The studies are in and the verdict is clear.  


Patients are lying in hospital beds on ventilators, their families prevented from visiting them, when they could be receiving a cheap, safe, and lifesaving drug.  Some hospitals are waving the white flag and giving end-of-life comfort care instead of trying ivermectin.  Many could’ve avoided getting sick altogether if ivermectin had been prescribed as a routine prophylactic protocol. 


From Dr. Marik’s presentation:

 




The CDC rejects studies showing ivermectin works and is safe:


 

Source: https://c19ivermectin.com


Hospital protocol for treating covid patients includes dexamethasone and remdesivir.  Yet according to NIH guidelines

The safety and efficacy of using remdesivir plus dexamethasone for the treatment of COVID-19 have not been rigorously evaluated in clinical trials. Despite the lack of clinical trial data, there is a theoretical rationale for combining remdesivir and dexamethasone.

Funny how they couldn’t find a “theoretical rationale” for using ivermectin, along with other treatments.


Both dexamethasone and ivermectin have been around for a long time, and both are on the WHO’s list of essential medicines.  Ivermectin has been called a horse medicine, but dexamethasone has been used for treating horses as well, along with dairy and beef cattle.  And dexamethasone is an immunosuppressant, whereas ivermectin is not. 


What does all this add up to?


With nearly 45% of FDA’s funding coming from “industry user fees,” there’s no question that Pfizer et. al. have a voice in what gets promoted and what gets dissed.  See “Covid vaccine profits mint 9 new pharma billionaires.”  


But it gets worse.  Vaccine mandates, coupled with social media’s attack on vaccine criticism, point to a darker agenda than illicit profit-seeking.  Let’s not ignore the UN’s 2030 agenda, though for now it’s just a rah-rah article about ending poverty, fostering peace, promoting sustainable development, and the rest of their high-sounding platitudes.  If they were authentically interested in these things, they would promote free markets. But authoritarians have no interest in any social arrangement they can’t control.


Most people don’t die or suffer adverse effects from the Covid shots, at least in the short-run, which means most people will have their vaccine IDs ready to resume life under state rules.  They can get on an airplane or shop for food, knowing they are immune from harassment or encampment.  They obeyed, they didn’t get killed or crippled, and they’re perfectly fine with their status even if the vaccines are no longer providing significant protection.  


The State is perfectly fine with their status, too.  You can’t get to 2030 with the help of those who “do their own research.”


Our enemy, the State


The myth still persists that the state and its many cohorts are looking out for our best interests. 


Do yourself and the world a favor and read Rothbard’s Anatomy of the State.  It removes the pixie dust from typical government analyses and can be read in one sitting.  The state is a predatory organization that produces nothing — or nothing but chaos.  It is not our friend or savior.  


It’s the state and its monopoly of violence that ultimately animates anti-liberty movements, including the covid agenda.  Voting to End the State is never on the State’s ballot.


There is a plausible solution, and it’s right in front of us.  Please see this and this for details. 


****


If you find value in the author’s articles, please consider purchasing one or more of his products. George Ford Smith is the author of nine books, including The Flight of the Barbarous Relic, a novel about a renegade Fed chairman.  He is also a filmmaker whose works include Do Not Consent- Think OUTSIDE the voting booth, Last Day, and Risky Pinch Hitter.

 

Friday, September 3, 2021

We are under attack

Air Force veteran Brandie LaCasse told CBS News recently she is owed more than $23,000 in unpaid rent on three upstate New York properties but cannot force her tenants to pay or leave because of federal and state moratoriums on evictions.  She has become a homeless landlord, living at friends' homes and out of her car with her young daughter.

“I've cried many nights, like thinking, 'Where's my money?'” the single mom said. “I don't understand how they can give my private property to somebody to live for free. I bought that property. I fixed it up with my blood, sweat and tears.”

Well, Brandie, how can they give what’s yours to someone else?  Easy.  Government, media, and their useful idiots have created an atmosphere of fear worldwide, and anything goes in their plans to exploit that fear.  You’re one landlord and your tenants are three renters.  Assuming you all vote, do the math.  Politicians do.  


Eviction moratoriums are but one weapon in the State’s arsenal against those under its rule.  After the past 18 months it should be clear that it wants us either dead or slaves.  


The enslaving part is obvious.  Lockdowns, mandatory masks, business, church, and school closures — all done to protect us from a virus a man in England predicted would rival the slaughter of the 1918 H1N1 virus if governments didn’t take iron-fisted action, best summarized in Arnold’s now-famous outburst, “Screw your freedom!” to those refusing to wear face masks.  But in keeping people locked up the tyrants also killed a good many.


Sweden’s relatively light-handed approach proved doomsayers wrong, epidemic author and researcher Michael Fumento concludes in a recent article: 

Thus the country the media loved to hate is reaping the best of all worlds: Few current cases and deaths, stronger economic growth than the lockdown countries, and its people never experienced the yoke of tyranny.  

And he adds:

Though routinely labeled “socialist,” it ranks 10th out of 190 economies for ease of doing business, according to the World Bank’s Doing Business report for 2020.


Which for a lot of people is presumably another good reason to hate them.

Why test asymptomatic people?


We have seen how SARS-CoV-19, a virus no one has yet to isolate in infected individuals, has been elevated to a raging monster through various deceits, such as deliberately high cycle thresholds (CTs), thereby producing many false positives, labeled as real-life “cases” without symptoms, a novel idea in medicine, and dutifully trumpeted in the media to scare the living hell out of those who take authorities at their word. 


But it isn’t just the high CTs that are at issue.  According to researcher Tam Hunt, it makes no sense to test asymptomatic people at all.

It is well-known that widespread testing of people with a low probability of having the disease at issue will lead to high levels of false positives, even with accurate tests (Skittrall et al. 2020; Bokhorst et al. 2012; Dinnes et al. 2021; Madrigal et al. 2020). This has been described as the “false positive paradox” (Flender 2019). It’s a paradox because even quite accurate tests can lead to high levels of false positives when used widely in a population with low actual prevalence of a given disease.

Further in the same paper, Hunt writes:

Widespread screening during previous outbreaks and pandemics has generally not been recommended because of the potential for high false positives. The Center for Disease Control (CDC)’s 2004 guidance from the SARS pandemic (CDC 2004), for example, stated: “To decrease the possibility of a false-positive result, testing should be limited to patients with a high index of suspicion for having SARS-CoV disease.” (Emphasis added)

But if we shouldn’t be testing asymptomatic people why is it being done?  Are health agencies populated by scientific illiterates — or are they evil?  


A shockingly high “case” rate paves the way for experimental vaccines produced virtually overnight, instead of the usual 10-15 years, along with the mania to get everyone vaccinated.  


Why the big push to get everyone jabbed? Especially now when evidence has emerged that the vaccinated are hardly bullet-proof?


Israel’s vaccine risk and the war on alternatives


Israel, with its high vaccination rate, is glaring proof of this. 

Israel has among the world’s highest levels of vaccination for COVID-19, with 78% of those 12 and older fully vaccinated, the vast majority with the Pfizer vaccine. Yet the country is now logging one of the world’s highest infection rates, with nearly 650 new cases daily per million people.

But the real danger may lie with long-term effects, which because of the radically shortened vaccine development time remain unknown.   


For those of us who are not virologists, we can take a more pragmatic approach.  What can protect us from the virus?


Whatever we find, government will sabotage it.  Hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin, both effective for prophylactic and early treatment of covid, and ivermectin in hospitalized cases as well, have become the magic words to get you censored on social media.  Both have been around for decades and have excellent safety profiles.  And according to Dr. Peter McCullough, “85% of covid deaths were preventable with early treatment which was squashed.”


Governments not controlled by Big Pharma — Africa, Mexico, India, and now Japan — have used ivermectin with impressive results.  Ivermectin obviates the need for an experimental vaccine.


Since both drugs are essentially outlawed in the US, people have had to turn to vitamin and other protocols for prevention and cure.  But where do we find guidance in corporate media?


War arrived under cover of covid


We have been at war, not with the virus, but with the government.


We, the disobedient and questioning, are under attack.  The Powers-that-be are trying to kill us or control us.


We are not dealing with a nanny state on steroids. 


We are not victims of normal government incompetence and malfeasance.  


We are experiencing an all-out assault on our lives.  Those in positions of power want a large number of us dead.  The rest they will control through mandated injections.  


Once again, this not the normal level of government evil (war, taxation, money-printing, propaganda, etc.), which is bad enough. We are under attack from every direction, a major bet-the-farm assault. People are protesting, especially in European countries and even Canada, and that’s great to see, but if most Americans continue their obedience it's all over. They will go along with any atrocity. (See here and here)


As always, stay positive and exercise due diligence.


If you find value in the author’s articles, please consider purchasing one or more of his products. George Ford Smith is the author of nine books, including The Flight of the Barbarous Relic, a novel about a renegade Fed chairman.  He is also a filmmaker whose works include Do Not Consent- Think OUTSIDE the voting booth, Last Day, and Risky Pinch Hitter


 

Sunday, August 22, 2021

“To us, the CDC was less than irrelevant: it was nonexistent.”

Since the arrival of Covid, too many doctors are deferring to the proclamations of the health agencies.  They act as if all valid health and medical measures emanate from lofty bureaucracies.  To Dr. Simone Gold this is a nightmare.

She has written a book that’s dangerous to begin because it’s impossible to put down. I Do Not Consent: My Fight Against Medical Cancel Culture is a real-life, page-turning horror story that won’t let you go until the end.


Most readers have at least heard of Dr. Gold and the politicized attacks on her for prescribing hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), a common antimalarial drug that had been approved by the FDA in 1955, had been prescribed countless times since, and that “can be safely taken by pregnant women and nursing mothers, the young and the old.”  Long before the orchestrated fear campaign descended on the planet in 2020 she had used it herself on a trip to Africa—“It was a simple, white tablet, taken weekly.” 


At the start of the Covid crisis her first patient was a woman in her fifties with a low fever, some difficulty breathing, and chest pain.  Gold treated her with a combination of HCQ, the antibiotic azithromycin, and zinc.  


Within 24 hours her condition dramatically improved.  Gold was thrilled and, no doubt, so was the patient.


The next day Gold was called into the office of the hospital’s medical director.  


If you had been a practicing emergency physician for two decades, as she had been, and had just cured a patient of Covid at a time when the world was desperately looking for answers, what would you expect from your boss?  Kudos, perhaps?  I think so.  So would just about anyone, including Dr. Gold.  


Instead, she was punched in the face.  HCQ “wasn’t indicated,” the medical director said, and therefore using it was unjustified. He told her she was stepping on big toes (“a powerful consortium”) and if she ever prescribed it again he would fire her.

It was the strangest encounter I had ever had with a medical colleague. It came seemingly out of nowhere, almost as though an alien force had taken control of him—like something out of the 1950s film Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

The Medical Reign of Terror


After Trump called HCQ a “game-changer” on March 19, 2020 the forces aligned against him started attacking the drug.  “The media vomited all over it,” she said in a recent speech.  Only quacks and charlatans prescribed it, the media blared for all the world to hear.  


“Before that day nobody cared about it,” she said.  Among doctors it was: Use it, don’t use it, it’s safe, use your best judgment.  After that date everyone had an opinion on it.  Doctors began taking different positions, not based on their clinical judgment, but on what the CDC said.  “I knew early on the problem was going to be the doctors,” as well as those pharmacists who were refusing to fill prescriptions for HCQ — who in so doing were practicing medicine without a license.  


In her book she writes:

From the federal government down to the local level, it was worrisome to me to watch the lockstep conformity of those listening to the CDC’s public pronouncements and the media’s spin. This just wasn’t the way doctors practiced medicine, I thought. In my decades-long experience treating patients in hospital settings, I couldn’t recall a single conversation with colleagues which began, “Let’s see what the CDC says to do and then do that.” Our decisions were influenced by our education and formal training, experience, articles in scientific journals, and discussions with colleagues. To us, the CDC was less than irrelevant: it was nonexistent.

On April 6, California Governor Newsom sent out a letter telling health professionals that prescribing HCQ for SARS-CoV-2 would be deemed “unprofessional conduct,” a direct threat to a doctor’s license to practice medicine.  Other governors did the same.  Never before had this happened with an FDA-approved drug.  


HCQ, often coupled with azithromycin and zinc, has shown remarkable results during early treatment, in outpatient settings.  But the FDA had granted an EUA for hospitalized patients only.   Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet (DrLee4America), who advocates making HCQ over-the-counter (OTC), wrote in May, 2020:

HCQ was FDA-approved in 1955 and used in hundreds of millions of prescriptions worldwide since then. If HCQ were actually killing people as media headlines and pundits claim, it would have been taken off the market decades ago. The FDA itself in the CDER [Center for Drug Evaluation and Research] data has only 62 cardiac deaths related to HCQ out of 50 MILLION prescriptions. [Italics added]

As Gold discovered, it wasn’t a variation of “Orange Man Bad” that kept HCQ from being an OTC drug in the US.  HCQ is OTC in countries that have malaria or in countries where their citizens visit countries that have malaria.  In the US, there was no market demand for it.  No demand, no profit — no profit, no OTC.  


But there was demand in France, where people took holidays in Africa.  On January 13, 2020, France, with the exception of Marseilles, quietly removed HCQ from their shelves and made it a prescription-only drug, something that’s rarely if ever done, anywhere.  


Why?  It turns out if you have any available approved medicine that works, you cannot do an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for any other medicine.  


Cui Bono?  The vaccine manufacturers.  


On April 7, the CDC announced there were no approved drugs to treat COVID-19.  Meanwhile, the media continued to wail about the mounting cases and deaths.


Lancet and NEJM fake it


Something was definitely up, Gold concluded, and the infamous Lancet and New England Journal of Medicine articles in May proved it.  Lancet said they had tracked over 90,000 patients and concluded HCQ was decreasing hospital survival rates and causing patient deaths.  Where the hell did Lancet get 90,000 patients in so short a period of time?


Turned out the research was the offspring of Surgisphere, a company in Chicago with six employees, including a science fiction writer and an adult model and events hostess.  The NEJM squandered their reputation with the same Surgisphere data.  Both journals retracted their HCQ studies, but the damage had been done. 


Gold with five other doctors spoke to Deborah Birx about prescribing HCQ off-label and the difficulty they were having.  Birx suggested doctors could prescribe it for malaria.  


Come again?  


Birx, on the coronavirus task force committee, was telling her that doctors who wanted to prescribe HCQ for Covid could get around the restriction by writing the prescription for malaria.  Gold says she recorded the conversation.  


On June 15, 2020 the FDA revoked the EUA for HCQ and CQ for the treatment of COVID-19, due to”serious cardiac adverse events and other serious side effects.”  


 “Excessive use of Tylenol is the number one reason for liver transplants,” Gold says.  “Does that mean we don’t sell Tylenol?”  Or aspirin?  In the ER, she would see some degree of GI bleeding from aspirin almost every day.  


We know about this virus, she says.  It is controllable.  You don’t necessarily die if you’re old.  But if you’re obese, diabetic, and are denied early treatment, you might do badly!


Survival rates are excellent for all age groups with no treatment.  With early treatment they’re close to 100%.  “That we’re even talking about this is abnormal.  From my perspective as an ER physician, this is sheer insanity.” 


Suspicions grow when we see governments locking down children and failing to protect people in high-risk categories, she says.  Public health textbooks have long provided guidance for fighting pandemics.  One, protect the frail.  We knew early on that the frail were dying.  We didn’t protect them.  Two, don’t quarantine the healthy.  Three, treat early.  Don’t tell patients to go away and come back when the condition gets worse. That used to be called malpractice.  Four, please note that doctors are traditionally risk averse — don’t smoke, don’t drink, don’t eat sushi when you’re pregnant.  Oh, but do take this experimental vaccine!


Her message: Tell people how WEIRD all this is.  What is the chance of survival for a 35-year-old woman?  99.98% with no treatment at all.  How can you say she should take something experimental?  


At minimum, all of the doctors supporting the vaccine are violating their Hippocratic oath.  


My message: Get her book.


***


If you find value in the author’s articles, please consider purchasing one or more of his products. George Ford Smith is the author of nine books, including The Flight of the Barbarous Relic, a novel about a renegade Fed chairman.  He is also a filmmaker whose works include Do Not Consent- Think OUTSIDE the voting booth, Last Day, and Risky Pinch Hitter

 

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Memo to the vaccinated: Get off our backs!

Regarding the current push to get everyone to take an experimental vaccine, there is only one consideration: Whose decision is it?

I’ll answer that.  It’s yours.  It’s mine.  Do as you wish but don’t tell me what to do.  


But the reality is quite different.  Our freedoms are becoming contingent on getting vaccinated, with our inalienable rights swept under the rug.  The unvaccinated are being demonized as a threat to the obedient.  Some even signed Mark Price's fake petition to arrest and jail uncompliant adults. Then there is opinion such as this:

The unmasked and unvaccinated range from the misinformed and time-constrained, to the lazy and selfish, to those who are ideologically committed or deep in the grip of conspiracy theories. At the very edge of the spectrum of shame are the self-serving political, media and activist leaders who feed vaccine misinformation and encourage skepticism though they should know better.

It’s really true: Anything that departs from established narrative is conspiracy theory, and if it’s CT it can’t be conspiracy fact.  And of course concern for our health and the health of our progeny is selfish in the derogatory sense, and lazy we are to research and challenge the shifting claims of bureaucrats who exist to serve our well-being.


We have been overloaded with social media, seemingly on their own, censoring unwanted information.  But as press secretary Jan Psaki made clear on July 16, 2021: 

So we are regularly making sure social media platforms are aware of the latest narratives dangerous to public health that we and many other Americans seeing ...


So let me give you an example, just to illustrate it a little bit. The false narrative that remains active out there about COVID-19 vaccines causing infertility … which has been disproven time and time again.

So Jan who did the disproving?  The same guys who “disproved” the safety of hydroxychloroquine, the cheap, safe drug that has saved lives?  Probably not, they’ve disappeared, but there are always others willing to lie for a buck.


Don’t worry Jan, you’ve got the badges and guns, not Mark and Sundar.  Where would we be without badges and guns?


Arnold: “Screw Your Freedom”


In today’s cultural climate of intimation, disinformation, and censorship, it’s necessary to remind people that we are not the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, or Maoist China — or any other totalitarian, murderous slave state.  In theory the governments under which we live are restrained by virtue of the US Constitution, especially the Bill of Rights.  Our Founders knew the State is the greatest threat to their liberty, and without liberty we are slaves, a condition we seem headed for under cover of alleged safety.  Every means possible has been deployed in trying to make us forget our roots in freedom, with our media leading the charge.


No politician had the right to impose lockdowns, but they got away with it.  The damage done to young people, the least vulnerable to the virus, was far worse than the disease itself.  


Shutdowns devastated small businesses.  “As of August 31, [2020] 163,735 total U.S. businesses on Yelp had closed since the pandemic began in March, with 97,966 of those going on to shutter permanently, according to a report from the company.” Based on the math I learned, that’s 59.8% of small businesses that disappeared from the economy.  That’s a lot of pain and hardship not suffered by those who shut them down.  And for what?   


The media brayed in lockstep it was the virus that shut them down.  Don’t blame the corrupt governors for mouthing the orders, the virus was calling the shots.  Only a few business owners had the courage to defy the orders, and did so at a steep price.


Confusion reigns.  We see headlines such as this one: “People with both COVID-19 shots are fully vaccinated without booster, surgeon general says” competing with this: “You’ll likely need your third COVID-19 shot soon. Here’s when.


When facts see light there’s hope


The mind-numbing mantra that the vaccines are “safe and effective” was shattered by US naval officer J.H. Furman in a paper written in response to the Defense Secretary’s memorandum requiring all servicemen to take the vaccine or possibly face court martial.  To Furman the shots are neither necessary nor safe:

The average member of the U.S. military is young and in excellent physical fitness, two categories that are nearly immune to the dangers of COVID. So far, only 24 people out of 2.2 million military personnel have died of COVID-19, a rate of less than one per 91,000.

And:

Currently, the U.S. military has proven completely capable of weathering COVID-19 without any loss of effectiveness, so forcibly making the entire service a test case for a novel type of vaccine is a pointless risk.

And then we find this from Paul Craig Roberts:

In the European Union (EU), more than 22,000 vaccination-associated deaths are now documented in the EU drug adverse events database. Which caused Doctors for COVID Ethics (an international doctors group from over 30 countries) to conclude on July 9, 2021 “[…] the benefits of vaccination are highly doubtful. In contrast, the harm the vaccines do is very well substantiated […]” Vaccine-enhanced herd immunity is in question. On August 3, Iceland’s Chief Epidemiologist announced that their 95% nation-wide full vaccination rate, “[…] has not led to the herd immunity that experts hoped for. In the past two to three weeks, the Delta variant has outstripped all others in Iceland and it has become clear that vaccinated people can easily contract it as well as spread it to others.” [emphasis mine]

Dr. Roberts explains why we have vaccines to deal with:

For the entirety of the time that the “pandemic” has been upon us, the official protocol enforced by CDC, NIH, FDA, and WHO has prevented known preventatives and cures—HCQ and Ivermectin—from being used to treat patients.  Eli Lilly* has announced a new cure, but it has “been put on hold,” that is, blocked from usage.  Why has the medical establishment blocked treating Covid patients with known safe cures?


In clear words, the official medical protocol is entirely responsible for the Covid deaths. It was the lack of treatment, not the virus, that killed people.


Why were people not treated?  They were not treated because the absence of any known treatment is the sole legal basis for the use of an untested, unapproved, experimental “vaccine.”  The law is clear.  Unapproved vaccines cannot be used if there is a cure. [italics in original]

The case for the vaccines is steeped in corruption.  I stand firm in agreeing with US Navy CDR Furman, that the vaccines represent a pointless risk.


Stay informed, exercise due diligence.


* Eli Lilly’s “combination therapy of two antibodies, bamlanivimab and etesevimab, effective at treating mild to moderate cases of COVID-19,” and shown to reduce the “risk of hospitalization by 70%,” was approved in February.



Links in this article:

1.  CNN's Dr. Leana Wen: Make It Clear To People That The Vaccine Is Their "Ticket Back To Pre-Pandemic Life" And Freedom


2.  Experts warn unvaccinated are greatest threat to pandemic recovery


3.  In disturbing experiment, Americans sign petition to arrest and jail all unvaccinated adults


4.  President Biden Demands Mercola Be Banned From Social Media


5.  The Surgisphere Scandal: What Went Wrong?


6.  Hydroxychloroquine is effective, and consistently so when provided early, for COVID-19: a systematic review


7.  Do Not Consent- Think OUTSIDE the voting booth


8.  The Damage of Lockdowns to Young People


9.  Yelp: 60% of small businesses were shut down are now closed forever


10.  NJ POLICE to GYM: ‘Formally You’re All in Violation of an Executive Order, On That Note, Have a Good Day!’


11.  People with both COVID-19 shots are fully vaccinated without booster, surgeon general says


12.  You’ll likely need your third COVID-19 shot soon. Here’s when


13.  Revolver Exclusive: Navy Commander Warns of National Security Threat from Mandatory Vaccination


14.  Here’s what will happen to US troops who refuse mandatory COVID-19 vaccines


15.  US Navy Commander J.H. Furman Concludes that mandatory vaccination of US military personnel is a threat to US national security


16.  Eli Lilly's combo therapy for COVID-19 cuts serious illness and death in large study


If you find value in the author’s articles, please consider purchasing one or more of his products. George Ford Smith is the author of nine books, including The Flight of the Barbarous Relic, a novel about a renegade Fed chairman.  He is also a filmmaker whose works include Do Not Consent- Think OUTSIDE the voting booth, Last Day, and Risky Pinch Hitter


An offer you can't refuse