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18 Reasons I Won’t Be Getting a COVID Vaccine by MATTEHRET POSTED ON MAY 9, 2021 By Christian Elliot A few friends have asked my thoughts on the COVID jab(s) so I thought it was time to write an article on the topic. Knowing how contentious this issue is, part of me would rather just write about something else. But I believe the discussion/news is so one-sided that I should speak up. As I always strive to do, I promise to do my best to be level-headed and non-hysterical. I’m not here to pick a fight with anyone, just to walk you through some of what I’ve read, my lingering questions and explain why I can’t make sense of these COVID vaccines. Three ground rules for discussion: If you care to engage on this topic with me, excellent. Here are the rules. I am more than happy to correspond with you if: You are respectful and treat me the way you would want to be treated. You ask genuinely thoughtful questions about what makes sense to you. You make your points using sound logic and don’t hide behind links or the word “science.” If you do respond, and you break any of those rules, your comments will be ignored/deleted. With that out of the way, let me say this: I don’t know everything, but so far no one has been able to answer the objections below. So here are the reasons I’m opting out of the COVID vaccine: 1. Vaccine makers are immune from liability The only industry in the world that bears no liability for injuries or deaths resulting from their products are vaccine makers. As first established in 1986 with the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act, and reinforced by the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act, vaccine makers cannot be sued — even if they are shown to be negligent. The COVID vaccine makers are allowed to create a one-size-fits-all product, with no testing on sub-populations (i.e. people with specific health conditions), and yet they are unwilling to accept any responsibility for any adverse events or deaths their products cause. If a company is not willing to stand behind its product as safe, especially one rushed to market, I am not willing to take a chance on that product. No liability. No trust. Here’s why … 2. The checkered past of vaccine companies The four major companies who are making COVID vaccines are/have either: Never brought a vaccine to market before COVID (Moderna and Johnson & Johnson). Are serial felons (Pfizer, and AstraZeneca). Are both (Johnson & Johnson). Moderna had been trying to “Modernize our RNA” (thus the company name) for years, but had never successfully brought any product to market. How nice for the company to get a major cash infusion from the government to keep trying. In fact, all major vaccine makers (save Moderna) have paid out tens of billions of dollars in damages for other products they brought to market when they knew those products would cause injuries and death — see Vioxx, Bextra, Celebrex, Thalidomide and opioids as a few examples. If drug companies willfully choose to put harmful products in the market — when they can be sued — why would we trust any product where they have no liability? Three of the four COVID vaccine makers have been sued for products they brought to market even though they knew injuries and deaths would result. Johnson & Johnson has lost major lawsuits in 1995, 1996, 2001, 2010, 2011, 2016, 2019 (For what it’s worth, the company’s vaccine also contains tissues from aborted fetal cells, perhaps a topic for another discussion). Pfizer has the distinction of the biggest criminal payout in history. The company lost so many lawsuits it’s hard to count. You can check out its rap sheet here. Maybe that’s why Pfizer is demanding that countries where they don’t have liability protection put up collateral to cover vaccine-injury lawsuits. AstraZeneca has similarly lost so many lawsuits it’s hard to count. Here’s one. Here’s another…you get the point. And in case you missed it, the company had its COVID vaccine suspended in at least 18 countries over concerns of blood clots, and it completely botched its meeting with the FDA with numbers from their study that didn’t match. Oh, and apparently Johnson & Johnson (whose vaccine was granted Emergency Use Authorization in the U.S.) and AstraZenca (whose vaccine is not approved in the U.S.), had a little mix up in their ingredients … in 15 million doses. Oops. Given the free pass from liability, and the checkered past of these companies, why would we assume that all their vaccines are safe and made completely above board? Where else in life would we trust someone with that kind of reputation? To me that makes as much sense as expecting a remorseless, abusive unfaithful lover to become a different person because a judge said deep down they are a good person. No. I don’t trust them. No liability. No trust. Here’s another reason why I don’t trust them …CHD and The Defender Now in 5 Languages – Watch Now 3. Ugly history of attempts to make coronavirus vaccines There have been many attempts to make viral vaccines in the past that ended in utter failure — which is why we did not have a coronavirus vaccine in 2020. In the 1960s, scientists attempted to make an RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) vaccine for infants. In that study, they skipped animal trials because the trials weren’t required then. In the end, the vaccinated infants got much sicker than the unvaccinated infants when exposed to the virus in nature, with 80% of the vaccinated infants requiring hospitalization. Two of them died. After 2000, scientists made many attempts to create coronavirus vaccines. For the past 20 years, all ended in failure because the animals in the clinical trials got very sick and many died, just like the children in the 1960s. You can read a summary of this history/science here. Or if you want to read the individual studies you can check out these links: In 2004, attempted vaccine produced hepatitis in ferrets. In 2005, mice and civets became sick and more susceptible to coronaviruses after being vaccinated. In 2012, the ferrets became sick and died. And in this study, mice and ferrets developed lung disease. In 2016, this study also produced lung disease in mice. The typical pattern in the studies referenced above is that the children and the animals produced beautiful antibody responses after being vaccinated. The manufacturers thought they hit the jackpot. The problem came when the children and animals were exposed to the wild version of the virus. When that happened, an unexplained phenomenon called antibody dependent enhancement, also known as vaccine enhanced disease, occurred where the immune system produced a “cytokine storm” (i.e. overwhelmingly attacked the body) and the children/animals died. Here’s the lingering issue: The vaccine makers have no data to suggest their rushed vaccines have overcome that problem. In other words, never before has any attempt to make a coronavirus vaccine been successful, nor has the gene-therapy technology in mRNA “vaccines” been safely brought to market. We might assume that because the companies received billions of dollars in government funding, they must have figured out that problem. Except they don’t know if they have … 4. The ‘data gaps’ submitted to FDA by vaccine makers When vaccine makers submitted their papers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Emergency Use Authorization (which is not the same as a full FDA approval), among the many “data gaps” they reported was that they have nothing in their trials to suggest they overcame that pesky problem of vaccine enhanced disease. They simply don’t know if the vaccines they’ve made will also produce the same cytokine storm (and deaths) as previous attempts at such products. As Dr. Joseph Mercola points out … “Previous attempts to develop an mRNA-based drug using lipid nanoparticles failed and had to be abandoned because when the dose was too low, the drug had no effect, and when dosed too high, the drug became too toxic. An obvious question is: What has changed that now makes this technology safe enough for mass use?” If that’s not alarming enough, here are other gaps in the data — in other words, there is no data to suggest safety or efficacy regarding: Anyone younger than age 18 or older than age 55. Pregnant or lactating mothers. Autoimmune conditions. Immunocompromised individuals. No data on transmission of COVID. No data on preventing mortality from COVID. No data on duration of protection from COVID. In case you think I’m making this up, or want to see the actual documents sent to the FDA by Pfizer and Moderna for their Emergency Use Authorization, you can check out this, or this respectively. The data gaps can be found starting with page 46 and 48 respectively. For now let’s turn our eyes to the raw data the vaccine makers used to submit for emergency use authorization … 5. No access to raw data from trials Would you like to see the raw data that produced the “90% and 95% effective” claims touted in the news? Me too. But the companies won’t let us see that data. As pointed out in the BMJ, something about the Pfizer and Moderna efficacy claims smells really funny. There were “3,410 total cases of suspected, but unconfirmed COVID-19 in the overall study population, 1,594 occurred in the vaccine group vs. 1,816 in the placebo group.” Wait … what? Did they fail to do science in their scientific study by not verifying a major variable? Could they not test those “suspected but unconfirmed” cases to find out if they had COVID? Why not test all 3,410 participants for the sake of accuracy? Can we only guess they didn’t test because it would mess up their “90-95% effective” claims? Would it not be prudent for the FDA to expect (demand) the vaccine makers test people who have “COVID-like symptoms,” and release their raw data so independent third parties could examine how the manufacturers justified the numbers? It’s only every citizen of the world we’re trying to get to take these experimental products — why did the FDA not require that? Isn’t that the entire purpose of the FDA anyway? Good question. Foxes guarding the hen house? No liability. No trust 6. No long-term safety testing With products that have been on the market only a few months, we have no long-term safety data. In other words, we have no idea what this product will do in the body months or years from now — for any population. Given all the risks above (risks that all pharmaceutical products have), would it not be prudent to wait to see if the worst-case scenarios have indeed been avoided? Would it not make sense to want to fill those pesky “data gaps” before we try to give this to every man, woman and child on the planet? That would make sense. But to have that data, they need to test it on people, which leads me to my next point … 7. No informed consent What most who are taking the vaccine don’t know is that because these products are still in clinical trials, anyone who gets the shot is now part of the clinical trial — part of the experiment. Those (like me) who do not take it, are part of the control group. Time will tell how this experiment works out. But, you may be asking, if the vaccines are causing harm, wouldn’t we be seeing that all over the news? Surely the FDA would step in and pause the distribution? (Editor’s note: federal health officials on Tuesday paused the Johnsons & Johnson vaccine over concerns related to blood clots). If the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) — the government-run system for reporting deaths and injuries after vaccines — worked, maybe things would be different, but … 8. Under-reporting of adverse reactions and deaths According to a Harvard study (commissioned by our own government), less than 1% of all adverse reactions to vaccines are actually submitted to VAERS. While the problems with VAERS have not been fixed (as you can read about in this letter to the CDC), at the time of this writing, VAERS reports over 2,200 deaths from the current COVID vaccines, as well as close to 60,000 adverse reactions. If those numbers represent only 1% of the total adverse reactions (or .8% to 2% of what this study published recently in the JAMA found), you can do the math — but that equates to somewhere around 110,000 to 220,000 deaths from the vaccines to date, and a ridiculous number of adverse reactions. Bet you didn’t see that on the news. That death number would currently still be lower than the 424,000 deaths from medical errors that happen every year (which you probably also don’t hear about), but we are not even six months into the rollout of these vaccines yet. If you want a deeper dive into the problems with the VAERS reporting system, you can check out this or this. But then there’s my next point, which could be argued makes these COVID vaccines seem pointless … 9. The vaccines don’t stop transmission or infection Aren’t these vaccines supposed to be what we’ve been waiting for to “go back to normal”? Nope. Why do you think we’re getting all these conflicting messages about needing to practice social distancing and wear masks after we get a vaccine? The reason is because these vaccines were never designed to stop transmission or infection. If you don’t believe me, I refer you again to the papers submitted to the FDA I linked to above which show that the primary endpoint (what the vaccines are meant to accomplish) is to lower your symptoms. Sounds like just about every other drug on the market right? That’s it … lowering your symptoms is the big payoff we’ve been waiting for. Does that seem completely pointless to anyone but me? It can’t stop us from spreading the virus. It can’t stop the virus from infecting us once we have it. To get the vaccine is to accept all the risk of these experimental products and the best it might do is lower symptoms? There are plenty of other things I can do to lower my symptoms that don’t involve taking what appears to be a really risky product. Now for the next logical question: If we’re worried about asymptomatic spreaders, would the vaccine not make it more likely that we are creating asymptomatic spread? If it indeed reduces symptoms, anyone who gets it might not even know they are sick and thus they are more likely to spread the virus, right? For what it’s worth, I’ve heard many people say the side effects of the vaccine (especially the second dose) are worse than catching COVID. I can’t make sense of that either. Take the risk. Get no protection. Suffer through the vaccine side effects. Keep wearing your mask and social distancing … and continue to be able to spread the virus. It gets worse … 10. People are catching COVID after being fully vaccinated Talk about a bummer. You get vaccinated and you still catch COVID. It’s happening in Washington State. It’s happening in New York. It’s happening in Michigan. It’s happening in Hawaii. It’s happening in several other states too. It happened to 80% of 35 nuns who got the vaccine in Kentucky. Two of them died by the way. In reality, this phenomenon is probably happening everywhere, but those are the ones making the news now. Given the reasons above (and what’s below), maybe this doesn’t surprise you, but bummer if you thought the vaccine was a shield to keep you safe. It’s not. That was never the point. If 66% of healthcare workers in L.A. are going to delay or skip the vaccine … maybe they aren’t wowed by the rushed science either. Maybe they are watching the shady way deaths and cases are being reported … 11. Overall death rate from COVID According to the CDC’s own numbers, COVID has a 99.74% survival rate. Why would I take a risk on a product, that doesn’t stop infection or transmission, to help me overcome a cold that has a .26% chance of killing me — which actually in my age range is has about a .1% chance of killing me (and .01% chance of killing my kids). With a bar (death rate) that low, we will be in lockdown every year … i.e., forever. But wait, what about the 500,000-plus deaths, that’s alarming right? I’m glad you asked … 12. Bloated COVID death numbers Something smells really funny about this one. Never before in the history of death certificates has our own government changed how deaths are reported. Why now, are we reporting everyone who dies with COVID in their body, as having died of COVID, rather than the co-morbidities that actually took their life? Until COVID, all coronaviruses (common colds) were never listed as the primary cause of death when someone died of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, auto-immune conditions or any other major comorbidity. The disease was listed as the cause of death, and a confounding factor like flu or pneumonia was listed on a separate line. To bloat the number even more, the World Health Organization and the CDC changed their guidelines such that those who are suspected or probable (but were never confirmed) of having died of COVID, are also included in the death numbers. If we are going to do that then should we not go back and change the numbers of all past cold and flu seasons so we can compare apples to apples when it comes to death rates? According to the CDCs own numbers, (scroll down to the section “comorbidities and other conditions”), only 6% of the deaths being attributed to COVID are instances where COVID seems to be the only issue at hand. In other words, reduce the death numbers you see on the news by 94% and you have what is likely the real numbers of deaths from just COVID. Even if the former CDC director is correct and COVID-19 was a lab-enhanced virus (see Reason #14 below), a .26% death rate is still in line with the viral death rate that circles the planet every year. Then there’s this Fauci guy. I’d really love to trust him, but besides the fact that he hasn’t treated one COVID patient, you should probably know … 13. Fauci and others at NIAID own patents on the Moderna vaccine Thanks to the Bayh-Dole Act, government workers are allowed to file patents on any research they do using taxpayer funding. Tony Fauci owns more than 1,000 patents (see this video for more details), including patents being used on the Moderna vaccine … for which he approved government funding. In fact, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) — which oversees the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), of which Fauci is the director — claims joint ownership of Moderna’s vaccine. Does anyone else see this as a major conflict of interest, or criminal even? I say criminal because there’s also this pesky problem that makes me even more distrustful of Fauci, NIAD, and the NIH in general … 14. Fauci is on the hot seat for illegal gain-of-function research What is “gain-of-function” research? It’s where scientists attempt to make viruses gain functions — i.e. make them more transmissible and deadlier. Sounds at least a touch unethical, right? How could that possibly be helpful? Our government agreed, and 2014, banned the practice. So what did the Fauci-led NIAID do? They pivoted and outsourced the gain-of-function research (in coronaviruses no less) to China — to the tune of a $600K grant. Mr. Fauci, you have some explaining to do … and I hope the cameras are recording when you have to defend your actions. For now, let’s turn our attention back to the virus … 15. The virus continues to mutate Not only does the virus (like all viruses) continue to mutate, but according to world-renowned vaccine developer Geert Vanden Bossche (whom you’ll meet below if you don’t know him) it’s mutating about every 10 hours. How in the world are we going to keep creating vaccines to keep up with that level of mutation? We’re not. Might that also explain why fully vaccinated people are continuing to catch COVID? Why, given that natural immunity has never ultimately failed humanity, do we suddenly not trust it? Why, if I ask questions like the above, or post links like what you find above, will my thoughts be deleted from all major social media platforms? That brings me to the next troubling problem I have with these vaccines … 16. Censorship and the complete absence of scientific debate I can’t help but get snarky here, so humor me. How did you enjoy all those nationally and globally televised, robust debates put on by public health officials, and broadcast simultaneously on every major news station? Wasn’t it great hearing from the best minds in medicine, virology, epidemiology, economics and vaccinology, from all over the world. as they vigorously and respectfully debated things like: Lockdowns Mask wearing Social-distancing Vaccine efficacy and safety trials How to screen for susceptibility to vaccine injury Therapeutics, (i.e. non-vaccine treatment options) Wasn’t it great seeing public health officials (who never treated anyone with COVID) have their “science” questioned? Wasn’t it great seeing the FDA panel publicly grill the vaccine makers in prime time as they stood in the hot-seat of tough questions about products of which they have no liability? Oh, wait … you didn’t see those debates? No, you didn’t. Because they never happened. What happened instead was heavy-handed censorship of all but one narrative. Mark Zuckerberg can question vaccine safety, but I can’t? When did the First Amendment become a suggestion? It’s the FIRST Amendment, Mark — the one our founders thought was most important. With so much at stake, why are we fed only one narrative. Shouldn’t many perspectives be heard and professionally debated? What has happened to science? What has happened to the scientific method of always challenging our assumptions? What happened to lively debate in this country, or at least in Western society? Why did anyone who disagrees with WHO, or the CDC get censored so heavily? Is the science of public health a religion now — or is science supposed to be about debate? If someone says “the science is settled” that’s how I know I’m dealing with someone who is closed minded. By definition science (especially biological science) is never settled. If it was, it would be dogma, not science. I want to be a good citizen. I really do. If lockdowns work, I want to do my part and stay home. If masks work, I want to wear them. If social distancing is effective, I want to comply. But, if there is evidence they don’t (masks for example), I want to hear that evidence, too. If highly credentialed scientists have different opinions, I want to know what they think. I want a chance to hear their arguments and make up my own mind. I don’t think I’m the smartest person in the world, but I think I can think. Maybe I’m weird, but if someone is censored, then I really want to hear what they think. Don’t you? To all my friends who don’t have a problem with censorship, will you have the same opinion when what you think is censored? Is censorship not the technique of dictators, tyrants and greedy, power-hungry people? Is it not a sign that those who are doing the censoring know it’s the only way they can win? What if a man who spent his entire life developing vaccines was willing to put his entire reputation on the line and call on all global leaders to immediately stop the COVID vaccines because of problems with the science? What if he pleaded for an open-scientific debate on a global stage? Would you want to hear what he has to say? Would you want to see the debate he’s asking for? 17. World’s leading vaccinologist is sounding the alarm Here is what may be the biggest reason this COVID vaccine doesn’t make sense to me. When someone who is very pro-vaccine, who has spent his entire professional career overseeing the development of vaccines, is shouting from the mountaintops that we have a major problem, I think the man should be heard. In case you missed it, and in case you care to watch it, here is Geert Vanden Bossche, explaining: Why the COVID vaccine may be putting so much pressure on the virus that we are accelerating its ability to mutate and become more deadly. Why the COVID vaccines may be creating vaccine-resistant viruses (similar to antibiotic resistant bacteria). Why, because of previous problems with antibody dependent enhancement, we may be looking at a mass casualty event in the next few months/years. If you want to see/read about a second, and longer, interview with Vanden Bossche, where he was asked some tough questions, you can check this out. If half of what he says comes true, these vaccines could be the worst invention of all time. If you don’t like his science, take it up with him. I’m just the messenger. But I can also speak to COVID personally … 18. I already had COVID I didn’t enjoy it. It was a nasty cold for two days: Unrelenting butt/low-back aches Very low energy Low-grade fever It was weird not being able to smell anything for a couple days. A week later, coffee still tasted a little “off.” But I survived. Now it appears (as it always has) that I have beautiful, natural, life-long immunity — not something likely to wear off in a few months if I get the vaccine. In my body, and my household, COVID is over. In fact, now that I’ve had it, there is evidence the COVID vaccine might actually be more dangerous for me. That is not a risk I’m willing to take. In summary The above are just my reasons for not wanting the vaccine. Maybe my reasons make sense to you, maybe they don’t. Whatever does makes sense to you, hopefully we can still be friends. I for one think there’s a lot more that we have in common than what separates us. We all want to live in a world of freedom. We all want to do our part to help others and to live well. We all want the right to express our opinions without fearing we’ll be censored or viciously attacked. We all deserve to have access to all the facts so we can make informed decisions. Agree or disagree with me, I’ll treat you no differently. You’re a human just as worthy of love and respect as anyone else. For that I salute you, and I truly wish you all the best. I hope you found this helpful. If so, feel free to share. If not, feel free to (kindly) let me know, in the comments below, what didn’t make sense to you. Originally published by TRUE Whole Human.
by Irene Eckert 76 years ago our ancestors joyfully celebrated the end of the war. However, not everyone in Germany or abroad understood that it was above all the Russians who had defeated Hitler and his fascist regime. But it still remains a historical fact that the Russians under Soviet rule had done the heavy lifting in combating the most powerful and well equipped army of those days, the German Wehrmacht and her allies. It was due to the Soviet people and their collective effort in support of the Red Army that the Second atrocious War of a sad century ended on May 8th in 1945. The mythical landing in the Normandie unveiled When the US army landed on the shores of Normandie the battle in the East had already been decided. The Germans had been defeated in Stalingrad. The memory of mankind is brief. After the victory the brainwashing machinery continued. Therefore most people never understood the satanic nature of the international forces that had brought fascism to power and its evil minded twin sister WAR that came with it . The former victims of the NS regime, the democratic intelligentsia in exile, the political opponents who had survived concentration camps did understand this. They felt the liberation most profoundly but did not only applaud the end of the fighting prematurely. They knew the battle had not ended yet. Many of those who saw the bad moon rising and spoke out against the danger of a new - potentially nuclear - war, like Bert Brecht, happened to die a premature death. Many of those opposing the re-armament of West-Germany and its joining NATO fiercely, ended up in jail again under the Adenauer regime. The Communist party was banned in the FRG until 1968 and even then their members were refused access to public services. Age old tactics of subjugation to be overcome Today the real old anti-fascist fighters, those who had survived prison or NAZI concentration camps, those in the know are almost all dead by now. New generations seem to have lost the tools of theoretical and historical analyses, tools that could help them understand the forces of evil and their mechanisms. These mechanisms have survived for centuries, they keep breading and breading. It is, however, such knowledge, such awareness of the age old tactics which is dearly needed. Knowledge and awareness can show us out of the mess we have gotten ourselves into. But the knowledge is there, it is available. It can be picked up and used against the perpetrators. But we do have to make sure who the perpetrators are. They are human beings, they have name and address and they are few. These irresponsible actors leading humanity to the brink of self destruction must be pointed out. We, the people, the overall majority are responsible for neglect of duty, if we are looking the other side. Taking interest in politics is key "If we are not interested in politics this does not mean that politics doesn't take interest in us". What Perikles says centuries ago is still true. We will become victims of the decisions others will make. We will be forced into slavery, again and again if we are not on the alert. This time humanity altogether is at stake. The Nazis have exposed how far evil doers are prepared to go in the name of profit. The situation has become extremely serious again. Some analysts, like the Swiss Peter König say, World War III has already begun. But this time the theatre of war is different for some nations, more complicated to see through. It may also have escaped us that others have been slaughtered for years and years, for the WWII has never ended. It all began with in August 1945 against Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The horror scenario was continued in 1950 against Korea, 1953 against Vietnam, against Afghanistan in 2001, against Iraq in 1991/ 2003, against Jugoslavia in 1999, against Lebanon /Gaza 2006 ff., against Libya 2011, against Sudan for years and years, against Syria since 2012, against Yemen since 215. We name here the most prominent spectacles of this never ending theatre of ‚conflict‘ . Other than Wikipedia and the US dominated MSM wants it, none of the above mentioned were "civil wars". Their true name is imperialist aggression Postmodern ‚conflicts‘ are media wars in the first place. This time fascism comes gradually and on slippers. The Western world over people have been deprived of their enshrined citizens right without even fully realizing yet, what is being done to them. Those in the driver seat have redefine the meaning of citizen's or even human rights. In their understanding these undeniable rights every individual is born with, according to them can be abolished in the name of ‚Public Health‘ for the alleged good of everybody. This false view must be challenged. We have seen event 9/11. It supposedly led to combatting terrorism at home. I certainly t opened the scenario for unlimited and undeclared wars. We have seen Event 201. It provided the smoke screen for skipping democracy. For the holy sake of public health every single citizen right has been crushed. A virus that affects only a tiny portion of the population seriously, a virus against which there are cures beyond vaccination, serves as a pretext for Draconian measures. Before, the likes was not even known during wartime periods. And yet, in spite of strong creative and peaceful citizen resistance, the majority has been manoeuvered into consent. The Pretexts of Public Health and Climate Threats This is so, in spite of the fact that millions of lives of people the world over are at stake due to the allegedly live saving policy decisions. We seem to be nailed between a rock and a hard place. And the next threatening act of the drama is on the horizon. More equally Draconian measure are under way. This time to allegedly save us from Climate Change. Our children have been seduced into boycotting school according to Greta's tune for almost a year. This was a prelude only. Now they are forcibly prevented from attending school in order to be protected against influenza. Behind the smoke screen of such protectionism more of the same is being prepared. In reality all this is done to sustain the Western hegemon, otherwise called imperialism from falling apart. Those in power are in fact without a clue. They truly believe they can prevent their downfall in putting the rest of the world in custody. Such bizarre ideas will certainly not protect the perpetrators for going under. On the contrary, they are actively participating in a process of self destruction. At the same time they are preparing to destroy those nations who offer alternatives. Those who show ways out of the dangerous paths are under attack. But this will never come to fruition. The sooner more people will comprehend, the better for everybody, including those strangely distorted individuals on the top. All healing depends on the number of people who will quickly become aware of the sheer fact that the Emperor Has No Clothes. Every single individual can contribute to help others understand the insanity of the present self destructive political decisions. These decisions are not only contradictory in themselves, they are directed against life. They even have the potential to lead us to a thermonuclear war scenario by accident. We have to understand the earnest of the situation. We must recognise that a dictatorship under the guise of public health measures is a form fascism. We have to understand that depriving future generations from available sources of energy is also an act of grave injustice that amounts to genocide. We have to understand that forging enemy images eventually leads to war. BUT: Citizens the world over have spoken. They call for Peace - Freedom and Democracy !!! They pledge: In commemoration of World War II we will do everything to end the NATO aggressions against Russia, China, Iran and befriended nations! We demand an end to sanctions that are a from of warfare! We will defend free speech! We say NO to any form of hate speech! We resist neofascist organisations, reserve armies of the ruling class even, if they hide in the uniform of Anti-fascists. We strongly reject the age old stratagem of „divide et impera“ . They will not divide us nor will they conquer the world! We will address the issue of infiltrated agents in our pro-democracy and pro-people’s rights defence movements! We call on individuals in all legal parties, especially in the various shades of Red-Green parties to help understand each other "Whom the Bell Tolls" and what is presently at stake. It concerns everybody, them, too. Such Citizen's Calls are incompatible with right wing policies Might does not make Right The new citizen movements, civil rights movements are incorrectly labeled "populist", „right wing“ or even „fascist“. This is false. This is bullshit. Stigmatising those who speak out in defence of democracy, for ‚people's' power as "populists" makes sense only for those violators of people's rights. Right wing historically stands for violence, for repression, for depriving citizens of their basic constitutionally guaranteed rights. Right wing has always stood for the power of the few over the many. But might never makes right. Democracy is incompatible with elitist power. Defending civil rights and commitment against War historically belonged to the LEFT. The original West-German "Basic Law" - de facto the German constitution - is a good document in so far as it provides the legal groundwork for good governance and good citizenship. Not only does it guarantee basic democratic rights, it obliges our political leaders to uphold International Law and to keep PEACE (Article 25/ 26) and it includes the right to resistance against those who try to violate this law in case that other means fail (Article 20,4). The Communist Max Reimann, Member of West German Parliament, Member of the "Parliamentary Council" who drafted the Basic Law once said in 1949: „We Communists object to that Law, because it implies the partition of Germany, but the day will come when we will defend the violation of this very Law.“ And so they did. But today nobody seems to remember this legacy. Does the Left (Die LINKE, SPD, DGB, DKP) not realise what is being played today? The political LEFT and the civil rights movement When Left politicians questioned the new democratic movement, a movement that quickly developed in spring 2020, challenging the abolition of basic civil rights, dictated under the pretext of Public Health, this was a true tragedy. Whereas the new movement functioned within the framework of the Basic Law (once declared provisional by the Western allies in 1949) and came out out in its defence, the entire Left turned their back on the movement and supported the government. Most of the LEFT are in support of and even participate in the aggressive and often violent posture of the alleged „ANTIFAS“ who are similar to the SA hords of Herrn Hitler's buddy Röhm. Recently the lawyer and activist Markus Haintz was aggressed by a young 'Antifa' woman (!) with green hair in Kassel (Germany) on March 20th 2021. The police arrested him, not her. There is ample video footage from various angles to proof who was the aggressor. The journalist Boris Reitschuster was attacked by „Antifas“ while filming the people's protest, commemorating one year of Corona restrictions. The IT-entrepreneur Michael Ballweg, founder of the young civil rights movement from Stuttgart in Germany is being suspicioned by the Left. How can parties who only criticise government measures for being too weak, too late, not comprehensive enough dare to question the motives of the courageous civil rights activists. We, the people We, the people still have a choice. No political affiliation gives anybody the right to question the motives of dissenting minds, of free thinkers, of opponents to government decisions. On the contrary the Left is invited to participate and to come out in defence of those who criticise the unheard of repressive government measures and the police state. The message of May 8th Liberation Day unites all peace and democracy loving people: Never again fascism, never again war. Friendship with Russia, China, Cuba, Iran, Syria! Let there be Peace on Earth and let it happen through us.
Saturday, March 13, 2021
We Will Resist! By Irene Eckert-Palmer, March 12th 2021 ” It would be difficult to overestimate the extent to which liberty and democracy in the United States are currently endangered …” Albert E. Kahn, Treason in Congress, April 1948 .”.. mankind is threatened with wars, compared with which the past ones look like poor attempts and they will come without a doubt if the hands of those preparing them in public, are not smashed. Bertolt Brecht , 1952″ A strange kind of war A strange kind of war is presently being waged upon us, pattering along on doves feet. In Germany it was on March 13th , exactly one year ago, that a bombardment of measures began to gradually strangle our liberties. Businesses were shut down. Almost all civil activities, apart from wage labor were suffocated. In the name of health we were ushered into wearing face masks while exercising our daily duties. Eventually meetings with our our fellow citizens even with relatives were narrowed down. Every movement of the individual was to be controlled. All and sundry were ‘gently’ forced into having their health tested. Hastily designed vaccines were imposed on every citizen fragile or strong. Lothar Whieler, director of the RKI (German Centre for Disease Control) demanded categorically: “These rules must never be questioned”. Refuseniks quickly saw themselves stigmatised as conspiracy super spreaders. Political representatives acted like feudal lords on executive orders. In other parts of the world and at other times such phenomena would be qualified ‚dictatorship‘ or ‚fascist intrusion‘ but presently such critical attributes are tabooed. Government friendly media, the entire political class and the scientific community as well are brainwashing us in the name of Public Health . In the meantime NATO is getting ready for another war against the eternal Russian bogey man and its Chinese partner. And a docile public In order to explain the compliance of a vast part of the population confronted with such unheard of deprivation of civil rights and pushing towards a global war we must look back and far. With the financial melt down ahead certain “elites” react in panic mode. For the larger public social and economic penalties are accompanied by police operations for disobedience. Due to an oiled brainwashing machine hammering day in day out on the same melody people’s minds get tired and they abide by its monotonous tune. The incessant work of this well greased PR-machine began in an early stage of WWI. The Austrian-American pioneer of PR-techniques, Edward Louis Bernays, a nephew of Sigmund Freud set its mechanisms going. His book „Propaganda“, a pioneer ‘chef d’oeuvre’ in PR techniques prepared the ground for many evils, among others NS-Goebbel’s ideological efficiency. With the help of pseudo scientific methods Bernays and his likes achieved spinning around the American public reluctance vis a vis entering World War I. Not much later women were mislead into the emancipatory goodness of smoking. With the help of a rich tool box of PR devices it became possible to turn peoples minds to any wanted direction. Wording plays a key role in this devilish game. Brainwashed into a Cold War: As Abroad so At Home If it was only seducing women into smoking, the damage would be limited, you might think. Although there are considerable health risks at stake and future generations concerned. But undoubtedly, even more damage was done by unleashing the Cold War against America’s major WWII ally, Russia right after Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s (FDR) death on April 12th 1945. The age of political Freeze that came along with the US president’s untimely passing away would cost millions of lives. Suffice it to name Korea, Vietnam, Latin America, African Kongo. Considering the present groundswell of Sino- and Russophobia it is important to understand that there has always been method in this madness. The coining of the enemy image, that is the distortion of realities in revolutionary Russia began long before World War II had even started. Peoples the world over have been entangled in a world wide struggle between imperialistic, narrow minded, pro fascist forces and socially grounded efforts to overcome this bloody nonsense . While Hitler was shovelled into power in Germany in 1933, the US people had managed to corner the fascist forces by electing FDR into the Oval Office. This president managed to stay in power for 12 long years with the help of a wide range of social arrangements based on his forward looking New Deal policy strategies. But the Office of Strategic Services was inaugurated that same year and later CIA chief Allen Dulles was sent to meddle in German politics since 1920, when he was send to Berlin the first time. The HUAC (House Committee for the Investigation of Un-American Activities) was formed in 1938. Its first Chief Investigator was Edward F. Sullivan, the ex-director of the Ukrainian-American Educational Institute of 1933 (without speaking a word of the Ukrainian language). Sullivan was also very close to the pro-Nazi and anti Jewish German-American Bund. In August 1936 he agitated against the Roosevelt Administration as a „Jewish Communist Plot“ in his function as the keynote speaker at their national gathering in Asheville, North Carolina (see: ‚Treason in Congress, The Record of the House of Un-American Activities Committee‘, by Albert E. Kahn, introduced by O. John, former assistant US General Attorney, published by the Publications Committee Literature Division, Arts, Science and Professions, Progressive Citizens of America , 19 Park Avenue, New York 16, N.Y, in 1948) The NS-like persecutions of alleged inner enemies after WWII, accusing individuals of collaborating with an ex-allied nation did not make sense at all from a Rooseveltian viewpoint. But Roosevelt was threatened himself. He was the declared enemy of those fascist forces who came after Russia. As abroad so at home public enemies were made out of nothing. With his popular NewDeal policies FDR was labeled „a dirty commie“ from the get go. He had to be done away with. When President Roosevelt died an untimely death on April 12th 1945 his opponents had a free pass. „In the months following the V-J Day, the Committee launched an all-out propaganda campaign against the Soviet Union and Moscow’s „Communist fifth column“ in the US. In an incessant stream of lurid press releases, „official reports“ and public statements by its members the committee proclaimed that the „Soviet imperialism“ was plotting world domination and that a Kremlin-directed network of saboteurs and atom bomb spies honeycombed the United States“ (Albert E. Kahn). Does that sound familiar? The capital elements who orchestrated such war mongering between the two nations early in 1945 knew more than well, that they dealt with a war ridden Soviet Union who had suffered enormous losses and was rushing to reconstruct her hard hid country. These fascist left over circles wanted to disrupt friendly relations between the US and the USSR. “Words like hysteria and paranoia come to mind … The Cold War prism saw the main threat to America in the halls of the Kremlin. The bogey was Stalin, a despot and a devil, a devious plotter with a Blueprint for World Domination … As it turned out the image was an illusion. The spectre of a powerful Russia was remote from reality of a country weakened by war.” (Harry Rositzke, The CIA’s Secret Operations: Espionage, Counterespionage and Covert Action, New York Reader’s Digest 1977, quoted by Stephen Kinzer, p. 105) Coining the enemy image – shifting the blame for partitioning Europe As soon as the Western allies arrived in Berlin a witch hunt began against all those who had survived prison and Hitler’s concentration camps. They immediately saw to it, that the constructive Russian hand was pushed back. With the help of their propaganda station RIAS Berlin (Radio in the American Sector) the liberators image was painted all in black. With many minds thwarted by NS-anti-Russian-warfare-ideology this seemed an easy task. After the swift replacement of anti-fascist personnel in key positions whom the Russians had placed there, it was no big deal rubbing the image of the „Russian rapist“ into Berlin’s brains. Nazi propaganda had been working thoroughly for 12 long years. However, social action works better than any ideology. And the first thing the “conquering Russians rapists” had gotten straight was to repair the heavily bombed infra-structure in the City of Berlin. The Red Army soldiers immediately started feeding the hungry population in the NAZI capital, that lay in shambles and they re-opened the theatres. It was the Americans and the Brits that had destroyed the crowded city centres of Berlin, Hamburg and Dresden, whereas Russians soldiers fought and died on the ground. In spite of all their dead bodies still lying around, the Russians posted cardboards alongside the Hohenzollern Damm, road axes from West to East Berlin lettering: „While Hitlers come and go, the German nation will remain“. My own father, my grandfather and my husband told me the rhymed slogan in German: “Hitlers kommen und gehen, das deutsche Volk aber bleibt bestehen” signed by Stalin. With such a concept in mind the Soviets re-opened schools, they hastily edited new school books with German classical texts and poetry. The Russian language was taught among others in College and High School. However, after less than a year a different mind set was blown into every German brain, one imposed under the tutelage of the British and US occupiers. This was done in opposition to the humanistic vision that Stalin and his likes had tried to offer the German people accompanied by a grand reconstruction effort. Remnants of these early Russian postwar efforts can still be visited in the Eastern part of Berlin, once the capital of the German Democratic Republic ( aka GDR). In the ‘Park of Treptow‘ (Treptow a district of Berlin) a huge monument documents the spirit of those early post war days under Soviet influence, expressing the Russian quest for peace and reconciliation. This monument in stone and garden art is also a graveyard, hosting the dead bodies of ten thousands of Russian soldiers. The very special monument was made possible through an international cooperative effort. Another witness in stone dating from the pre Cold War period are the Stalin building monuments along the Frankfurter Allee (formerly Stalin Allee). Today those intact and impressive buildings along the axes road towards the East offer expensive housing for better incomes. The Treptow Park antiwar memorial site and the Stalin Allee Building bloc constitute quasi eternal witnesses for mind-modelling. Very few German people remember the story behind this architecture, they don’t even know of their existence. The huge and still beautiful monument of the Treptow Park is neglected by the city authorities, while Stalin has become the epitome of evils and his team was turned into a bunch of monsters. This has been purposely done under the influence of rather monster like characters like Allen Dulles and their hidden masters. Dulles’ sister Eleanore was instrumental in orchestrating the ‘insurgency’ of the GDR construction workers on June 17th 1953, that helped metaphorically shape the image of an oppressive GDR under the thumb of an even more repressive ‚Stalinist‘ system. For more see Stephen Kinzer, The Brothers – John Forster Dulles, Allen Dulles and their Secret World War, New York, 2013 (Times Books). A dual biography of John Forster Dulles and Allen Dulles who led the US into an unseen war that decisively shaped today’s world. See p. 47 ff Germany was partitioned in 1949 after an artificial Western allied air-bridge had been orchestrated in order to feed an allegedly starving population, strangled by the Russians. In reality the population of Berlin was fed from the territory of the surrounding GDR. Opposite to the lead narrative the country has been partitioned by the Western allies under the tutelage of Britain and the US. It was them who single handedly introduced a new currency in their occupational zones without warning. It was them who imposed a Basic Law (uphelding Allied restrictions) to their occupational sectors, without consulting the people nor of course the Russians. They integrated West Germany into the Marshall plan economy, which was not accessible to the East. Popular voting on this quasi constitution for the Federal Republic of (West-) Germany to be, was made illegal. Those who challenged the ban and organised a referendum were put in jail. West-Germany was soon to be integrated into the NATO alliance, even though Adenauer, a close friend of the Dulles family had publicly promised otherwise. Catholic professor Klara Maria Fassbinder who had worked for French-German reconciliation between the wars and who now committed herself to peaceful relations with Russia, was one of hundreds of thousands who suffered dearly for their civil engagement. (See Diether Posser, Anwalt im Kalten Krieg. Deutsche Geschichte in politischen Prozessen 1951-1968, Bonn 2000, Dietz Verlag). The entry of West Germany into the aggressive NATO “defence” alliance of 1949 did not pass without resistance, neither. It could only be publicly implemented after the German Communist Party was declared illegal in 1956. In 1952 several Soviet plans for a peaceful re-unification of Germany before it officially joined NATO had been turned down right away as Stalin’s “propaganda tools”. When living monuments are destroyed or collapse, war is in the air On March 5th in 1953 Stalin died of a heart attack. His death had as many immediate political consequences as FRD’s sudden death in 1945. Successor Krushchev turned the wheel around. The GDR government was pushed to impose unpopular policies. The manufacture workers rose in protest. Eleanore Dulles helped to instigate the June 17th upheavals in East Berlin in 1953 into what the CIA would frame as a “revolution”. With more and unpopular decisions coming along especially after the fatal Krushchev “secret speech” at XXth Soviet Communist Party Congress in 1956 , which appeared first in the New York Times, the once globally popular image of the Soviet Union, as a hero of WWII and the nation who had defeated Hitler was turned around. Krushchev’s secret “speech” prepared the ground for not only crushing Stalin’s image the world over, but eventually gave ground to those fascist forces who had wanted to destroy Revolutionary Russia from the get go. GDR academy member and historian Kurt Gossweiler kept a secret political diary showing the fatality of Krushev’s political and economic decision making step by step. He quotes Alan Dulles as having said in 1956 “The anti-Stalin campaign together with the “liberalisation programme” has caused a chain reaction that cannot be stopped in the long run” Archiv der Gegenwart, 11. Juli 1965 quoted in the Taubenfuß-Chronik I, p.101 . Elsewhere I have read that ‘With that Krushchev’s secret speech a bomb was planted which will have much longer lasting and more devastating consequences than the explosion of the atom bomb”. Gossweiler’s two volumes of the Taubenfuß-Chronik were only published much later, in fact after the GDR did no longer exist. The title of the originally private diary “The Dove’s Feet Chronicals” reflects the character of some of the methods the antagonistic forces applied. Is strange sounding title was later discussed publicly with the writer Peter Hacks in an exchange of letters , published in “Am Ende werden sie es doch verstehen”. Peter Hacks, who had left West Germany in the 50s in order to work more freely in the GDR, was the only prominent public figure who shared Gossweiler’s insight. The antifascist historian’s observations during a decade show that the Soviet Union was systematically and voluntarily destroyed from within and with it, most of the socialist part of the world. However, China and Cuba survived miraculously. This goes to prove that fascism, the very antagonism of socialism was not completely defeated in 1945. “The lap was fertile still “as big Bert Brecht put it in 1941 in the epilogue of his play ‘Arturo Ui’ . The inventor of the epic drama, also holder of the Stalin peace prize was another public figure who died an early death in 1956, as did Johannes R. Becher in 1958, author of the national anthem and first secretary of Cultural Affairs of the GDR. Both writers might have profoundly understood how socialist efforts were gradually turned in tits opposite. The wheel of history was turned in 1956, but it should take another 34 years before the GDR would be gone for ever. When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989 the mostly academically trained crowds rejoiced and very few understood, that a cornerstone for peace had fallen. No record was kept for those who cried or committed suicide. But only ten years later we saw the war return to Europe: Belgrade was bombed for the third time in the last century, It was bombed by NATO forces, depleted Uranium was applied. All three wars were waged with German assistance. Yugoslavia was attacked under the pretext of save guarding human rights and protecting the people from a Hitler like dictator . A Green German Foreign Minister, Joschka Fischer had cleared the path for the first postwar war on European soil. A series of more wars the world over was to follow in the aftermath of the World Trade Centre’s collapsing. War against Afghanistan was the first answer. The Greens and Social democrats then argued that we needed to send soldiers in order to help liberate Afghan women from wearing the Hijab. Wars against other Moslem countries followed: Irak (2003), Lebanon (2006), Libya (2011), Syria (2012), Yemen (20015) to name only the most prominent ones. In the meantime we all have to cover our faces, we all have to wear face masks, formerly the costume of bank robbers. Today the pretentious masters of the universe are imposing a new kind of war on us. It is a weird hybrid war against an invisible enemy, an ever mutating virus. In order to combat this tricky creature, we are told to sacrifice everything that has been dear to us human beings so far. Mind you, fascism is on the horizon*. War is in the air. But as a German saying goes : “Noch ist nicht aller Tage Abend” (Now is not the end of all days). And: Wenn die Herrschenden gesprochen haben, dann sprechen die Beherrschten/ An wem liegt es ,wenn die Unterdrückung bleibt? An uns! Bert Brecht, Lob der Dialektik (Translation: Once the rulers have spoken, those below will have their say/ Whose fault is it when the oppression does not go away? Ours! I.E.) Let us join hands: Cooperation not confrontation is what we want. ______ * The classical definition of fascism by Georgi Dimitrov: “the open terrorist dictatorship of the most reactionary, most chauvinistic and most imperialist elements of finance capital.” Recommended Literature: - David Horrowitz, From Yalta To Vietnam. American Foreign Policy in the Cold War 1965, supported by Verdandi in Uppsala, German ed. “Kalter Krieg, Hintergründe der US -Außenpolitik vo nYalta bis Vietnam, Berlin (Wagenbach) 1969 - Rena Giefer/Thomas Giefer, Die Rattenlinie – Fluchtwege der Nazis, eine Dokumentation, Frankfurt Main 199 Grover Furr, Krushchev Lied, February 2011, German ed. Berlin 2014 - Julius Mader, Hitlers Spionage Genrale sagen aus, Berlin 1970 - Kurt Gossweiler, Die Taubenfuß-Chronik oder die Chrutschschowiade 1953 – 1964, BdI München 2002 und Bd II, München 2005 - Peter Hacks, Am Ende verstehen sie es, politische Schriften 1988-2003, Berlin 2005, Eulenspiegel Verlag