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The Silenced Majority Finds Its Voice
And our rulers are terrified
Almost exactly three years ago, the first reports of a dangerous coronavirus emerged from China. Little did we know, as we shopped for gifts that holiday season, that our entire world was about to change; that we were about to lose our freedom, our bodily autonomy, and, most of all, our voices.
How It Started
It’s been three long years since “Wuhan” became a household word. Three years, during which a relatively small group of government officials, in active coordination with the media and the biomedical industries, subjected the entire world to a very dangerous (and, for them, very profitable) experiment.
It was an experiment, not of medicine or public policy, but of control. The experimenters used behavioral psychology and sophisticated marketing techniques to sell COVID-19 to the world, and the world bought it.
Well, most of the world. There were small pockets of skeptics.
There were people in government, like Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz, the White House's Mental Health Czar for both Obama and Trump, who loudly condemned both media fear-mongering and the proposals for school closures, lockdowns, and “taking away everything that makes people happy.”
There were people in science, like biostatistician Knut Wittkowski, who pointed out that the way to achieve herd immunity against a disease that is primarily dangerous to the old and sick is “to allow the virus to circulate harmlessly among the young and healthy.” He explained that lockdowns and testing would do nothing but provide time for the virus to mutate, guaranteeing a never-ending epidemic.
There were people in business, like economist and computer programmer Martin Armstrong, who stated that Neil Ferguson's computer model predicting millions of deaths was complete garbage, and that Klaus Schwab and his World Economic Forum (which most people had never heard of) seemed to be coordinating the global response from behind the scenes.
And then there were the doctors. So many doctors. From the California urgent health clinic owners who warned publicly that widespread masking was harmful to the immune system and that COVID was no more dangerous than seasonal flu, to Dr. Simone Gold and her White Coat Summit who gathered in DC to warn against the counterproductive measures being proposed by the CDC and NIH.
But most people - regular people, who weren't on Parler, or who didn't follow people like Jay Battacharya on Twitter - never heard these points of view. Instead, they saw a blood-red splash page on CNN with a death tracker counting global fatalities attributed to this deathly disease. They heard slogans like “two weeks to flatten the curve,” and assumed that hospitals would be overwhelmed if we didn't all do our part.
Since most people didn't hear dissenting voices when they first spoke up, the experimenters were able to do something that has never happened in human history: they were able to establish the illusion of absolute global consensus. By creating the fictional demon of “misinformation,” and pressuring social media platforms to shadowban (and later, completely ban) each and every dissenting voice in its name, the experimenters successfully marginalized the critics and cut them off from the general population.
How It Went
First came the lockdowns and tests, and they were bad. Then came the shots, and they were worse. But by now, the experimenters had perfected the use of censorship and propaganda. Hollywood celebrities and social media influencers were on the payroll, and the social media companies had all fallen in line. The jabs were a miracle, and everyone was their prophet.
Meanwhile, Facebook groups full of people sharing their post-jab injuries were deleted without warning. Twitter cancelled doctors, journalists, and even heads of state who questioned the narrative. The omnipresent Fact-Checkers went into overdrive, flagging even the most self-evident truths by the most credentialed experts as misinformation.
Parler, the most prominent platform for dissent and the #1 app on the app store, was summarily shut down in just one night, on the pretext that it had facilitated an insurrection.
The only message the masses were hearing was that every legitimate doctor and scientist fully endorsed these “safe and effective” new vaccines, and that mass inoculation was the only way out of the pandemic.
Again, the world bought it. To the tune of an estimated $157 billion, they bought it. Caught up in an orgy of fear, and fueled by the incendiary vitriol pouring from every public mouthpiece, the mob pulled out their torches and pitchforks, and loudly proclaimed that everyone who refused to roll up their sleeves were monsters that needed to be hunted.
With delight, the experimenters saw that even the vast majority of medical professionals - those who had been taught the absolute, uncompromising, and vital importance of informed consent and long-term safety data - got on board with the message. Doctors and nurses who did not were fired or disciplined. Either way, the illusion of consensus was maintained.
How It's Going
Now, here we are. The death counters have been removed from the network news websites. The quarantine camps have quietly been shuttered. The vax mandates are slowly but surely being overruled by the courts, and people seem to have forgotten that they supported them. Policies that barred entry to the unvaxed or unmasked are, in most parts of the country, a thing of the past.
Aside from some (too many) colleges that continue to mandate jabs, and the US military, which still demands proof of vax compliance to serve (or even to visit a base for a recruit graduation or other event), most entities have discreetly dropped vax requirements for enrollment or employment.
The policies that destroyed countless lives were never put on a ballot, but people voted with their feet. States with minimally authoritarian COVID policies saw mass migration from states that had maximally authoritarian ones.
We may not have been permitted to speak, but money still talked. Lockdown states racked up huge debts as thousands of small businesses went under, while free states enjoyed booming growth and record budget surpluses.
Somewhere along the line, the wind began to shift. Maybe it was when “breakthrough cases” because the norm, rather than the exception. Maybe it was when “died suddenly” began trending, and the official narrative absurdly tried to blame climate change for young, fit athletes dropping dead on the field. Maybe it was when the educational and developmental harm caused to children by masks and lockdowns became so enormous that it could no longer be concealed.
But shift it did. And with this new wind came a strange odor: the smell of fear, not from below, but from above. The mob got their torches and pitchforks out, but it turned out that the unvaxxed weren’t really the villains in this story.
But if the misinformation spreaders and the filthy unvaxxed weren’t the monsters, then who had caused all the misery over the last three years? Who forced the old people to die alone and demanded that you hold a funeral on Zoom? Who cancelled the weddings, closed the churches, bankrupted the shops on Main Street, and told you that we were all in this together? Who told you to lock your children in their rooms if they tested positive, prevented them from going to school, playing sports, or seeing their friends?
You know. And I know. The mob with the torches and pitchforks hasn’t quite figured it out yet.
But you know who else knows? The people who took their thirty pieces of silver to betray us. The politicians, media flacks, celebrities and other parasites who make a living by smiling for the cameras and telling other people what to think.
They know. And they realize it’s only a matter of time before the great unwashed realize it too.
And they are terrified.
What’s Coming Next
Is Elon Musk really a freedom fighter, or is he just an opportunist who’s smart enough not to get caught on the wrong side of the moat? Either way, he has taken the muzzle off Twitter, and the previously-silenced are screaming bloody murder.
The Atlantic published a plaintive and muddled call for amnesty, and Substack writers practically fell over their keyboards telling the magazine and its author to go fuck themselves. If this was a test balloon by the elites to find out which way the wind was blowing, they found out within hours that it is not going their way.
An angry mob is a peculiar thing. Just because you rile it up doesn’t mean it won’t turn on you.
And that’s exactly where this is headed. The people in charge told the mob that we - the noncompliant - were to blame. But now, for the first time in three years, they’re starting to hear something different.
You see, the silenced majority has found its voice, and the mob is starting to listen.
The more the mob listens, the more it dawns on them that the unvaxxed and anti-maskers were not to blame for all the terrible things that happened. In fact, they’ll slowly start to realize that … wait for it … the people who were in charge are to blame.
The righteous indignation from the intelligentisa in response to Emily Oster’s piece in The Atlantic is only a taste of things to come. A mob doesn’t sit down and write a strongly-worded Substack post. A mob has torches and pitchforks, and it hunts monsters. That’s what a mob does.
And, as Elon Musk, Emily Oster, and a few other jersey-changing traitors full-well realize, the mob is about to do its thing.
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