I can prove or disprove nothing here – just passing along an odd event. Last July a friend sent me (and others) a link to this article by Sol Luckman called More Truth Pills to Cure the Germ Theory Blind Spot at the website Snooze 2 Awaken. It is a remarkable article and a good resource to have on hand. I was most impressed by this Facebook post repeated therein from Dr. Andy Kaufman:
Notice to all who are trying to debunk my assertion that viruses have not been proven to cause disease:
The burden of proof that viruses cause disease is on those who propose that theory. There is no burden of proof for me to defend my criticism of that theory. This is known as Hitchen’s Razor, which states, “What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence.”
Thus, if you would like to debunk me then provide the proof that viruses, especially the current one, have been purified and isolated from only sick individuals and when inserted in a healthy host cause the same disease. (Please don’t send the papers I have already shown not to provide this proof in my presentation on Koch’s Postulates, found at: https://youtu.be/fvcEIarencM)
I was unaware of Hitcher’s Razor, but I loved that guy and miss his intelligence and acerbic wit. MM claimed at some point that he was probably, like Chomsky, a gatekeeper, but still, you can’t let gems of wisdom like that go unnoticed.
Indeed, all of us have noticed that those who are bought in to the Covid-19 scare are in a state of fear, and are in that state due to beliefs, not evidence. I had a dental appointment a while back, and as part of the routine here in Colorado, if not nationally, was the demand that I sign a long statement asserting the “facts” surrounding the disease, that it is infectious for fourteen days, flies through the air (with a cape?) as part of our oral discharges as we breathe, cough and sneeze, and has symptoms that could be anything and everything, including a mild fever. I signed under protest and complained to the dentist that I should not be forced to publicly agree to statements that are false or misleading. That is fascism.
Maybe you think I am overreacting, but remember that in Orwell’s 1984 people were required to publicly believe that 2+2=5. That’s false, and people knew it was false, but it could not be disputed in public. That’s fascism.
I was at Costco a couple of days ago, and noticed they were setting up food carts and preparing to give out samples again. Hallelujah! Only later did I notice a sign on each stand that said we were only allowed to take the sample with us to eat outside the store. On what basis? Like 14 days, like face masks and six feet, on no basis. They make this shit up. All of it is done to convince the public that there is a dangerous virus and that people in white lab coats know what the fuck they are doing. Pardon my bluntness, but I am sick of these creeps and their autocratic scientific nonsense. It’s behavioral conditioning, nothing more. Some other game is afoot. There is no virus, never was, not even during cold and flu season, which ended months ago.
I ramble. My original question here was why was the Luckman article in my SPAM basket? There is nothing offensive in it, say, for instance, like my language above. Luckman is not a pirate. I wondered, maybe creeping paranoia, if McAfee has a list of forbidden topics, disputation of Covid-19 among them. Of course, that’s easily set aside, as so much has gotten through to me, but still, this item is an anomaly, and it made me wonder about “virus” protection in general. I don’t use McAfee, but it came with this new computer so I let it ride. I have used a free antivirus program (Norton) offered by Centurylink, and now realize that I have had blind faith in Norton and McAfee and all the others. I have overseen their scans on computers and checked out the results, and never seen anything dangerous destroyed. Just little bugs and trackers. The real invasion in our computer, the real virus, is Microsoft, who cares as much for our privacy as Bill Gates does for African children.
Mr. Paranoia Central here has often wondered if companies like Norton and McAfee create the viruses they protect us from. It would be a nice business model.
Which reminds me – all PCs come with a program called One Drive. As a computer klutz I knew nothing about it but got an email from Microsoft telling me I was out of storage there and needed to pay them money to buy more. I didn’t know how to remove it (novice) and so called them to find that out. The person on the other end wanted to know why I was removing it and I said that I did not want Microsoft spying on me. She said that Microsoft would never violate my privacy. They would never let anyone see my data. I said you just backed up my data on your computers without my permission. You just violated my privacy.
Anyway, I got rid of One Drive, and have a neat little hard drive sitting below that I use to store stuff I don’t want to lose in a crash. As if I am protected from Microsoft. As if.
My computer was once taken over by advertisements appearing at the bottom and interfering with everything. Whatever virus program I was using could do nothing to stop it, could not even detect it. It was rather infuriating that people would arbitrarily use my computer as their platform. What to do? In the end, I purchased a program called Malwarebytes, and installed it. It did a scan, and the problem disappeared.* Based on that evidence, I continue to use Malwarebytes, not McAfee or Norton. Windows Defender is on my computer and is looked down upon by Norton and McAfee, but in my view it is as useless as the others, and may well be blocking my access to useful websites and spamming important emails, as with Luckman above.
It is, after all, Microsoft. That company signals its virtue about our privacy while invading it at will.
*Did Malwarebytes create the invading program? Anything is possible.