MONOLOGUE WRITTEN BY CLYDE LEWIS
Everything we were originally told about the Coronavirus has turned out to be wrong.
In fact, it’s not a “novel” one-of-a-kind infection at all, but a member of a larger family of which there have been many iterations in the recent past.
It’s also not the most contagious or most lethal virus we’ve ever seen, but a fairly-mild infection that has no impact on the majority of people and that only kills somewhere between 1 in every 200 to 1 in every 1,000 people.
Also, there was no real danger that our public health system was going to collapse, because the projected number of potential deaths (1 to 2 million in the US) never approached the estimates of the flawed computer models that were used to decide the policy.
In short, just about everything we were told from the very beginning turned out to be demonstrably wrong. Why is that? Why do you think that the people who provided us with the information, many of them supposedly “experts” in their field were so wrong about everything? And why haven’t they made any effort to publicly correct their mistakes when they realize how much confusion they’ve caused?
People want to believe it has nothing to do with politics but watch the DNC convention – between hating Trump and reminding people that Biden represents leadership, curing COVID-19 is their platform all because they will tell you that it is President Trump’s fault.
So rest assured that all of this is political, what other explanation could there be? Our leaders and their behind-the-scenes puppet-masters are using science as a vehicle for achieving their own narrow political objectives.
The other night I was watching CNN and for 20 minutes I saw Anderson Cooper tear into Mike Lindell the My Pillow Guy. The reason is because Lindell made the unforgivable sin of agreeing to give his support to a new supplement that he claims helps cure or at least helps people feel better if they have COVID-19.
Cooper and Lindell got into a heated argument on the air over oleandrin, the extract from the highly toxic oleander plant. Lindell has teamed up Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson in pitching the supplement to President Trump as a potential coronavirus cure.
Anderson Cooper was being a pessimist – Mike Lindell was overly optimistic. What was not being reached in their argument was realism.
Anderson made it a point to tell Lindell that he wasn’t a doctor and that he was a snake oil salesman. Lindell saw himself as being earnest as he said that he has donated millions to provide PPE to people that are dealing with this crisis and that he has also is a man of faith who has created pillows and other products to help people and their health.
Being overly pessimistic in the face of optimism is one of the micro wars that are happening with people during the crisis.
It can be argued that President Trump’s endorsement of hydrocychloroquine is his bit of optimism – the experts and the media are pushing their pessimism but the reality is that it does work for a lot of people when paired with zinc and Zithromax.
But here is a bit of reality, Oleander has always been considered toxic and whatever Lindell is pitching I would not be at all into taking something made from a toxic plant that is used for landscaping.
I am familiar with Nerium Oleander because someone once told me that it was one of many cures for cancer. The person who wanted be to take it told me that it was a poison but a beneficial one. It was one of those situations where when you have cancer everyone wants you to try what they hear is effective and when you ask them if they would take it they tell you “Oh no, but I heard it works.”
According to the American Cancer Society, the trials conducted so far have produced no evidence of benefit, while they did cause adverse side effects.
Now I am a firm believer in supplements but I certainly would not tell my audience that any of the supplements I support are a cure for COVID-19 – that would be misleading let alone tell them that little poison is a cure for what ails you.
However, there is always the argument that people have the right to try and deal with the risk versus the benefit – but it isn’t all that easy.
We have reached a point in this crisis where people are becoming desperate. They are awaiting a cure for COVID-19 –some even want to put their faith in an unproven vaccine which is no better than what Mike Lindell is pitching.
I’ll bet Anderson Cooper who attacked Lindell for promoting poison will be first in line to defend the vaccine that is being pushed by someone who is not a doctor like Bill Gates and supported by paid off experts that will not admit that the advice they have been giving us to stop the spread has actually made matters worse.
Whatever suggestions that have been made to keep your distance and wear masks have apparently not stopped the spread and yet they find a reason to blame President Trump in all of this.
Trump has nothing to do with how he pandemic is spreading – we need to put the blame on these so called experts and the governors who follow them – we need better experts not passive aggressive agents who wish to squash any and all positive outlooks about the virus.
Truth be told, I am seeing more people comply with mask wearing, and social distancing where I live and yet I keep hearing about cases increasing and more deaths.
This should be indicative of what is happening – while washing your hands and keeping hygienic is common sense and keeping your distancing is always a good idea – the mask wearing and the closing of businesses is creating a toxic depression in people that is leading to the abuse of drugs, poor eating, dangerous behaviors and accidental or intentional death.
What is most ironic is that experts are saying that those who are looking for that silver lining or looking for that fix or cure suffer from what is called Toxic Positivity.
I read this the other day and I was floored. In other words we are supposed to suck it up and realize that this is a long haul situation with nothing positive in sight.
Some experts think that we should all except that there is nothing positive going on and that we need to wait it out until there is a cure or a vaccine.
Natalie Dattilo, a clinical health psychologist with Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston has stated in a Coronavirus Outbreak paper that “While cultivating a positive mind-set is a powerful coping mechanism, Toxic Positivity stems from the idea that the best or only way to cope with a bad situation is to put a positive spin on it and not dwell on the negative,” She then goes on to say that “It results from our tendency to undervalue negative emotional experiences and overvalue positive ones.”
She then used the example of having “a few too many scoops of ice cream,” It’s really good and it makes us feel better, but you can overdo it,” she said. “Then, it makes us sick.
“Or trying to shove ice cream into somebody’s face when they don’t feel like having ice cream,” she continued. “That’s not really going to make them feel better.”
With data indicating that drug addiction. Anxiety and depression, among other mental health problems, have surged to historic levels in recent months, adding Toxic Positivity to the mix may only exacerbate the rising tide of negative emotions by preventing people from working through the serious issues they’re experiencing in a healthy way, experts say.
The term of Toxic Positivity sounds so Orwellian because it is a term that gives you double think. It creates the idea of healthy negativity.
They cite a 2018 study that tested the link between emotional acceptance and psychological health in more than 1,300 adults and found that people who habitually avoid acknowledging challenging emotions can end up feeling worse.
Again – the technocrats with their inhumane agendas are stepping in to tell you that faith does not work –only science works, their cures work, their vaccines work.
These experts are now saying that in the new normal you should get used to being unhappy, you should get used to being depressed or addicted because new medical fixes will be available to help you to tranquilize all of your pain away.
In his Brave New World Revisited, Aldous Huxley described a society in which “the first aim of the rulers is at all costs to keep their subjects from making trouble.” He described a likely future: “The completely organized society… the abolition of free will by methodical conditioning, the servitude made acceptable by regular doses of chemically induced happiness.”
He predicted democracies would change their nature: elections, parliaments, Supreme Courts will remain but the underlying substance will be non-violent totalitarianism, quite frankly a socialist state and quasi fascism where the populace would demand their chemical and physical enslavement.
He also said that democracy and freedom would be the theme of every broadcast and editorial but democracy and freedom in a strictly non-literal sense. Meanwhile, the ruling oligarchy and its highly trained elite of soldiers, policemen, thought-manufacturers, and mind-manipulators will quietly run the show as they see fit. The people once again would not question it. The majority would demand their police state Welfare society out of fear, long term brainwashing from media, and from the drugs and preparations, they would be given on a daily basis.
I don’t think Huxley was intending to write a blueprint for our future but the decay of society is mirroring his work.
I was recently reading an article on the Conversation website that certainly took me aback because it was written by an ethicist that proposed that what is needed today is a psychoactive substance to make you act in everyone’s best interest.
Parker Crutchfield who is an Associate Professor of Medical Ethics, Humanities and Law, Western Michigan University has made some controversial comments about the ethics of mask wearing, social distancing and other mandates that should be adhered to in this crisis.
“COVID-19 is a collective risk. It threatens everyone, and we all must cooperate to lower the chance that the coronavirus harms any one individual. Among other things, that means keeping safe social distances and wearing masks. But many people choose not to do these things, making spread of infection more likely.
When someone chooses not to follow public health guidelines around the coronavirus, they’re defecting from the public good. It’s the moral equivalent of the tragedy of the commons: If everyone shares the same pasture for their individual flocks, some people are going to graze their animals longer, or let them eat more than their fair share, ruining the commons in the process. Selfish and self-defeating behavior undermines the pursuit of something from which everyone can benefit.
Democratically enacted enforceable rules, mandating things like mask wearing and social distancing might work, if defectors could be coerced into adhering to them. But not all states have opted to pass them or to enforce the rules that are in place.
My research in bioethics focuses on questions like how to induce those who are non-cooperative to get on board with doing what’s best for the public good. To me, it seems the problem of coronavirus defectors could be solved by moral enhancement: like receiving a vaccine to beef up your immune system, people could take a substance to boost their cooperative, pro-social behavior. Could a psychoactive pill be the solution to the pandemic?
It’s a far-out proposal that’s bound to be controversial, but one I believe is worth at least considering, given the importance of social cooperation in the struggle to get COVID-19 under control.”
What he is proposing is providing some sort of SOMA to basically quell dissent and independence in order to enforce the morality of the state.
Now I know that Crutchfield isn’t peddling pillows and poison but where is the 20 minute argument form Anderson Cooper on this issue?
Crutchfield goes on to say that :
“It seems that the U.S. is not currently equipped to cooperatively lower the risk confronting us. Many are instead pinning their hopes on the rapid development and distribution of an enhancement to the immune system – a vaccine.
But I believe society may be better off, both in the short-term as well as the long, by boosting not the body’s ability to fight off disease but the brain’s ability to cooperate with others. What if researchers developed and delivered a moral enhancer rather than an immunity enhancer?
Moral enhancement is the use of substances to make you more moral. The psychoactive substances act on your ability to reason about what the right thing to do is, or your ability to be empathetic or altruistic or cooperative.”
He then recommends Oxytocin as a possible cure all. Oxytocin the chemical that, among other things, can induce labor or increase the bond between mother and child, may cause a person to be more empathetic and altruistic, more giving and generous.
Your body makes its own Oxytocin in moments of intimacy or when you actually have an interaction with a dog or pet a cat.
He also recommends that scientists use for psilocybin, the active component of “magic mushrooms.”
These substances have been shown to lower aggressive behavior in those with antisocial personality disorder and to improve the ability of sociopaths to recognize emotion in others.
They have also been used by the government in the notorious MK Ultra Mind control experiments.
Recently, a team of team of U.K. scientists proposed a provocative plan to prevent suicides: lace drinking water supplies with the psychoactive drug lithium, which is often prescribed as a mood stabilizer.
“In these unprecedented times of COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent increase in the incidence of mental health conditions, accessing ways to improve community mental health and reduce the incidence of anxiety, depression and suicide is ever more important,” Anjum Memon, lead author and epidemiology chair at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, said in a press release.
But the only way to further test this idea gets into extremely thorny territory. Vice reports that the scientists behind the study suggest conducting “randomized community trials” that would basically entail quietly putting lithium in the water supply of some communities with high rates of mental health conditions or deaths by suicide.
That’s a difficult sell: Vice reports that scientists still don’t even know the ideal blood-lithium concentration at which the suggested suicide-shielding effects take place.
And that’s without getting into the medical ethics of the proposal, which bring the collective good into tension with individual medical autonomy.
But hey, this is the new normal and a desperate population is being told to embrace their negative emotions because the scientists will most certainly find a way to make you chemically enslaved and programmed for their morality and their happiness.
They wish to rob you of what makes people feel free and happy and that is autonomy.
The report defines autonomy as: “the feeling that your life, its activities and habits, are self-chosen and self-endorsed.”
You probably don’t need research to tell you that being empowered is energizing and healthy but it all seems to go full circle. People are happier and healthier when they let go of things they don’t want in their lives and have a readiness to reward themselves with things they do want in their lives.
Feeling free is a choice. This may not be a popular statement and I believe that too many people don’t know any different, but freedom is a choice.
And now we are hearing that the experts wish to take from you the very thing that makes people feel comfortable and happy – autonomy and freedom.
They wish to take away your humanity and they are trying to convince you that you don’t deserve it and that your positive outlook is toxic.
This is totalitarianism, this is tyranny and we can choose to say no to it.
But this is being optimistic— my pessimism says that no one right now cares to fight it – realistically, I believe that people are fed up and that morality not found in a pill will win against this outrageous abuse of power.