Editor emediocrus

I used the post down below as a means to write a review of the book, Unsettled, by Steven E. Koonin, severely editing it. I had little hope of seeing my review published by Amazon, as over the past couple of years overt censorship has taken over so much of our lives.

“Overt,” mind you. Not new,. It has always been like this. Technically speaking, we have, as expressed in the Bill of Rights, an inalienable right to freedom of speech. It is not given us by our Constitution. We own it, have it, have always had it. But during my years after schooling I slowly realized that this inherent right to speak our minds is severely limited, that is, if I have an opinion about who should be the quarterback of the Denver Broncos, that opinion easily flows through the censors. It is painless, stupid, offends no one, not even the current quarterback, whatever his name. (Russell Wilson.)

However, if my opinions are of a more serious nature, and especially if they rub up against anyone who has power, say the editor of a small local newspaper, they will be censored. Back in pre-Internet days the outlets for personal opinions were limited to newspapers and radio talk shows, and the gnomes guarding the caves were newspaper editors and talk show hosts.

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How not to communicate

Back in the 1990s I was active in a group called the Montana Wilderness Association, since renamed “Wild Montana” and changed from activism to collaboration, an industry front group. Part of my self-initiated volunteer work was to go around Billings, my home town, and speak to various groups. But rather than “speak,” I had an idea. I was dedicated to one purpose only, the preservation of wild lands, and noticed that we had this in common with just about everyone, even our severest critics. However, we had among us misanthropes, and such people tended to be the face of our movement, as cameras tend to pick out the wild ones with dreadlocks and who carry signs and stand on street corners. In truth, the men and women I worked with in MWA were serious and stable. These were some of the best people I’ve ever known, and I look back on those times with warmth and good feelings.

My idea was to speak to disinterested and even opposition groups, and bring love of wild lands to them. I went to the forest service and asked if they had any resources I might use – in fact, they had photographs of just about every lake and mountain in the state, and offered to let me use them. My first engagement was a large gathering with the Gem and Mineral Society, and was well received. All I did, without prepared script, was to show the slides and ask who in the audience recognized the places. They were enthusiastic – they knew the names and were proud of having been there. People in that group knew every place, more than a few having hiked to them.

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Facebook: Waiting for it to blow over

Sometime way back when, prior to 3/11/20 when the WHO declared a worldwide “pandemic,” I had read that Facebook, prior to this bogus announcement, had employed additional personnel who were going to “fact check” posts and take down any that did not meet with the fake information that was put out by “authoritative” sources. I knew what lay in store. It wasn’t just Facebook, but tiny and insignificant websites like Next Door, The Canyon Courier, even stupid baseball blogs that were taking up the censorship cudgel. No one was allowed to question WHO and CDC, outfits that in the ensuing months have engaged in intense criminality and lying.

I quit Facebook. I knew what lay in store, and knew that Facebook would quit me as well. Earlier this year, on suggestion that having a Facebook account would yield access to things otherwise unavailable to me, I attempted to open an account. I wanted no “friends” or “likes”, and did not use my old email address, but rather a Protonmail one. Nonetheless, I learned that I was frozen in place and would not be granted an account. That is how thorough their censorship is. They had tracked me, even to supposedly secure Protonmail, another outfit I do not trust.

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Censor culture

Climate change

Contemporary climate change includes both global warming caused by humans and its impacts on Earth’s weather patterns. There have been previous periods of climate change, but the current changes are more rapid than any known events in Earth’s history.

The above words appear at YouTube under any video (that is allowed to air) that mentions climate change, either believing it to be real (allowed) or being mildly skeptical, also allowed but surely monitored. The link, of course, is to Wikipedia. The text is a big lie.

The above banner appears below any YouTube video that discusses Covid-19 in any manner, those believing it to be a real thing (allowed) or being mildly skeptical of certain aspects (also allowed, but surely monitored). That link, of course, is to Centers for Disease Control and all of its lies and urging vaccination for all.

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Words of Wisdom, Words of Caution

On January 21, 2021, Matt McKinley of Quantum of Conscience, posted a discussion, “Exercise in big thinking — Arrogant to assume we’re the only ones not fooled!” (see video below). The subtext for the video stated, “Every once in a while I must keep on the table that reality is fooling us, just as it’s fooling every other group.” I hope readers here will listen to his wise words, in a way that only Matt knows how to do. 

Matt’s off-the-cuff presentation reminded me of a tiny book I keep by my bedside: the Shambhala Pocket Classic, Awakening Loving-Kindness, written by a Buddhist nun and renowned meditation master, Pema Chödrön. Chapter 8 is called “No Such Thing as a True Story, and leads with, “In Taoism there’s a famous saying that goes, ‘The Tao that can be spoken is not the ultimate Tao.’ Another way you could say that, although I’ve never seen it translated this way, is, ‘As soon as you begin to believe in something, then you can no longer see anything else.’ The truth you believe in and cling to makes you unavailable to hear anything new.”

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Rewriting the present

I’ve gotten better this year in preserving information – I download important videos, and if an article I read seems important, I copy it and print it. Thus did I save an article entitled A Closer Look at US Deaths Due to Covid-19. I have it on my computer, and this link recovers it from the Wayback Machine.  It first appeared on the Johns Hopkins website, but was deemed inflammatory, that is, truthful and honest research, and ergo not allowed in our Fourth Reich. I reprint it in full beneath the fold. I also screen-capped the graphs and inserted them into the Word document that I used to save the article. That may be grounds for arrest. (The screen-cap yields a blurry quality – I urge you read the Wayback version while available.)

Here is the money shot:

This trend is completely contrary to the pattern observed in all previous years. Interestingly, as depicted in the table below, the total decrease in deaths by other causes almost exactly equals the increase in deaths by COVID-19. This suggests, according to Briand, that the COVID-19 death toll is misleading. Briand believes that deaths due to heart diseases, respiratory diseases, influenza and pneumonia may instead be recategorized as being due to COVID-19.

And we knew this here – CDC ordered doctors and others to classify most deaths that came anywhere near a PCR test as COVID-19, and to label deaths as that even if it were based on mere suspicion. I have said from the outset that the true number of COVID-19 deaths is zero. I stand by that. There is no virus.

During the ten month period ending today, the US has not experienced a rise in deaths over any other year. Things are normal, the same number of people are dying from the same causes as before. This massive hoax has three elements, two discussed here (no virus and PCR as the means by which they create the illusion of one), along with the third, lying by the CDC as to the number and causes of deaths.

Give it a read – it is reasonably short and easily digested. I have to wonder now if Genevieve Briand has disappeared, joining Dr. Kary Mullis on some island somewhere. Notice at the end that I have italicized words from Poorna Dharmasena, whose purpose appears to have been to discredit Briand’s work even when it was published on the Hopkins website. Even though she is correct in her assertions, that there is no pandemic, never has been, it is “irrelevant,” according to Poorna. It is still a dangerous disease.

He is lying about that, and his addendum to the article is technically known as “weasel words,” probably inserted by an editor without Briand’s knowledge.

(h/t: Brandon)

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