Dog whistles - nothing to hear, or see, here
I was doing a Google search on “Impfung macht frei” to try to see if that was good German. After all, the standard refrain used to be “the vaccines will set us free” - they were seen as the way out of the mess. A mess imposed upon us by our own governments - but usually attributed to the virus itself (yet another of its magical properties).
Apparently if you use the German version of this term - because, quite legitimately, you want to draw parallels between techniques used by a certain government back then and lots of governments now - you’re some kind of right-wing peddler of misinformation according to most of Google’s search results.
Using this term is, allegedly, some kind of “dog-whistle”, a sort of not-so-secret Masonic-style indicator that you belong back in those dark times. Which is kind of weird, because the people who are actually talking and behaving as if they were back in those dark times are not the people using this phrase. The people using this phrase want people to be free to live their lives with dignity, decency and humanity.
If that’s what it take to be a rabid right-winger these days - then sign me up.
Not that I’m against right (or left) wing views - a rather gross group-characterization typical of the current identity-based way of thinking. It depends on the specific view, and the extremity of that particular view, for me.
If I had to characterize my views I would say that I broadly tend to steer left on social issues, but right on economic ones. And I’m using the traditional meanings of right and left here - because, as with so many other terms (like man and woman) I have no idea what some things mean any more. I want our societies to be decent, fair and humane, allowing people to live with freedom and dignity, and for help to be there when needed. But I recognise that to achieve all those good things, a strong economy is kind of a pre-requisite. The left appeals more to my emotional side, the right more to my pragmatic and rational side.
I think it’s wrong, morally wrong, to force people to be vaccinated. Full stop. Whether that force comes about through a law mandating vaccination, or whether extreme coercive pressure is applied - it’s just wrong. My position on that wouldn’t change even if a vaccine was 100% safe and 100% effective.
But, of course, the current Blitzkrieg of demonization of the unvaccinated is coming about precisely because the covid vaccines are not 100% effective. They are the first vaccines in history for which the advice after vaccination is to “avoid the unvaccinated”.
Here’s what Dan Andrews, Premier of Sticktoria in Auschwitzralia, recently said :
The more we can keep people who are not vaccinated away from those who are . . . then the safer we will be
I am seeing more and more people now who are more afraid of their governments than they are of covid19.
In Austria and Germany they are pressing full steam ahead - like some
Pfizer Panzer division - with mandatory vaccination and segregation of the unvaccinated. It would seem they are trying to resurrect those glory days when they were the holders of the world’s silliest moustache trophy.
Doubtless you will have already noticed the relentless message creep. We went from
flatten the curve to slow things down (not save lives)
lockdowns/masks save lives - if you don’t follow the rules you’ll kill Granny
cases rising despite the measures - vaccines are the way out
we only need to vaccinate the vulnerable - kids and healthy adults definitely don’t need the vaccine
everyone, including kids, needs the vaccine - and kids are part of our wall of protection
even babies should be vaccinated
every sperm should be vaccinated (I made that one up - but it wouldn’t surprise me)
the unvaccinated are selfish
the unvaccinated are causing the emergence of escape variants
the unvaccinated are dangerous
the unvaccinated should be criminalized
the unvaccinated don’t deserve to be fully-free members of society
Notice how they’ve consistently kept levels of fear high. Deliberately. Be afraid of the virus now has a new twist - also be afraid of the unvaccinated.
I’ll probably be saying this until the day they cart me off to the camps for being unclean, but all this for a virus which is not really significantly worse than a severe flu? In the history of pandemics this current one is not at all remarkable in any way. It’s, relatively speaking, a medically-minor pandemic. Yet here we are - on the brink of a totalitarian yoke past wearers of silly moustaches could only dream about.
Let’s not forget that these vaccines have not yet completed their Phase III trials - they are still in their experimental phase by any rational meaning of that term. You remember the precautionary principle? The one that said that even if masks have only potential benefit, it’s worth doing just in case. This much-vaunted principle didn’t get applied to the vaccines much did it?
Recall that in recent history there was a vaccine (an influenza vaccine I think, but I forget the details) which was pulled from use in the US because there were 50 reported deaths. None of this “it’s all just coincidence” malarkey back then, was there?
Here’s a slide from the excellent Jessica Rose
The average number of reported deaths per year from ALL vaccines combined in the US (years 2011-2020) is, rounded up, 156. So just on the raw numbers here (not the rate) we have 63 times the number of death reports this year than the average for ALL other vaccines combined.
And I’m not certain that the numbers in this chart are correct. If you look here, on the openvaers website, they state 19,249 death reports. If this latter number is true, then you’re looking at about 123 times the average for the last 10 years.
The openvaers site also states the following numbers
9,546 heart attacks
30,967 permanent disabilities
In any other year, on any sane planet, the use of these vaccines would have been terminated a long time ago. The safety signal here is alarming and cannot be explained away as “coincidence” - the temporal profile of the adverse events utterly disproves the “coincidence” hypothesis (the temporal profile establishes causality). But, the precautionary principle has been shafted with a needle as big as the Eiffel Tower, several times over, in this past year - when it comes to the vaccines.
And this is the stuff they want to mandate? This is the stuff they want to inject into our kids - kids who are at essentially zero risk from covid? And this is before we even try to delve into the murky and misleading waters of claimed “efficacy”.
Here’s what Dr. Marty Makary, a professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and editor-in chief of MedPage Today had to say when reviewing the medical literature and news reports, and in talking to paediatricians across the country :
I am not aware of a single healthy child in the U.S. who has died of COVID-19 to date
So, for a healthy child the infection fatality rate from covid is zero. For these kids, vaccination is ALL risk and NO benefit.
That safety signal in the VAERS data isn’t a “dog-whistle”, it’s the sound of an avalanche - and people are just refusing to hear it - because they’ve been sold a dream. A dream of Pfizery health. By the time they realize it was an illusion, it will be far too late.