If I were to tell you without qualification that the American people have a God-given right to alter or abolish the U.S. government or any state government and to replace them with something new, how would that strike you? Would you reject the idea because it is only me who is saying it? Does the idea seem too radical, or too extreme? Would it make a difference if you realized that without this type of radical extremist thinking, there wouldn’t be a United States of America at all? Let’s put it into context:
We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are … endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights…. That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men…. That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its Foundation on such Principles, and organizing its Powers in such Form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. … Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while Evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the Forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long Train of Abuses and Usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a Design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their Right, it is their Duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. Declaration of Independence (1776).
Still think the idea of a right to alter or abolish any of our present governments is too radical or extreme? Well, some people certainly think so, and they’ve taken steps to make sure nothing like what happened in the American Revolution ever happens again. First, they have taken pains to discredit the Declaration and to restrict the way it is taught in government approved curricula and government sponsored schools (including universities). Second, they have enacted statutes to strongly discourage any “throwing off” of the government, to wit:
Rebellion or insurrection. Whoever incites, sets on foot, assists, or engages in any rebellion or insurrection against the authority of the United States or the laws thereof … shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both…. 18 U.S.C. §2383.
Seditious conspiracy. If two or more persons … in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, … they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both. 18 U.S.C. §2384.
Advocating overthrow of Government. Whoever knowingly or willfully advocates, abets, advises, or teaches the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying the government of the United States or the government of any State … by force or violence, * * * Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both…. 18 U.S.C. §2385.
Just let the above words sink in for a moment. First we have a quotation from the founding document of our nation, beloved and cherished by Americans for well over 200 years, to the effect that people have not only the right, but the duty, to throw off an abusive, despotic or tyrannical government which tramples on their individual rights.
Then we have laws enacted by that same nation having the primary purpose of ensuring that no one ever overthrows the existing government, conspires to overthrow it, or advocates its overthrow – without regard to whether those actions might actually be justified because the government has become abusive, despotic or tyrannical. Which illustrates a truism – the people have an absolute right to alter or abolish any given form of government, but the persons in power absolutely never want people to exercise that right.
It should be painfully obvious this is one reason (among others) why the Declaration of Independence has not been seriously regarded as law by legal scholars for over 100 years (and why it has been denigrated in academia). If people actually took the words of the Declaration at face value it would create all kinds of problems for our modern world, and people in academia, law and government have a vested interest in maintaining the status quo.
Belief in a government of limited powers, or (God help us!) a government that can be discarded from time to time, would put politicians and government workers of all stripes (as well as those in the symbiotic fields of law and education) at risk for losing their jobs – an intolerable risk. That is one reason why mainstream political culture left the worldview of the American founders in the ash heap of history long ago.
However, I believe the Declaration yet has things to teach us that not only have value, but authority, as we deal with the pressing issues of an overreaching, over-regulating, abusive, and dare I say, increasingly tyrannical American government (both state and federal). I’d like to show you that the ideas embodied in the Declaration are really not radical or extreme at all. In fact, it’s not even complicated.
For this purpose, I will assume the Declaration’s statements are not based on mere political expediency (i.e., that the founders just said whatever they needed to say to give their political goals plausibility). I assume the founders were not a bunch of political charlatans – they actually believed what they said and were not deceived in their beliefs either. So in that light, let’s consider the evidence from history and the laws of nature and nature’s God, and see whether we can discover any eternal principles which undergird the Declaration’s statements.
NOT BY FORCE OR VIOLENCE
I am not advocating the exercise of any right to alter or abolish our forms of government by force or violence. I say this not because Title 18 of the U.S. Code forbids it, but because I simply don’t need to. The right to alter or abolish is a natural right which is perfectly capable of being exercised lawfully without force or violence.
The laws of nature and nature’s God allow for a way, actually several ways, to bring about fundamental government change peacefully without armed conflict. The most likely scenario for doing such a thing in America would be through a convention of states – either pursuant to Article V of the U.S. Constitution or apart from it through a Congress of States. At the state level, the people can similarly call for a constitutional convention directly.
If we look at the American Revolution, we can see that this is how the founders tried very hard to act. When the Declaration of Independence was adopted, it was brought into existence by the states through their duly appointed representatives. The Declaration followed a long series of events and documents laying the foundation for its adoption, including the Resolutions of the Stamp Act Congress (1765), the Declaration and Resolves of the First Continental Congress (1774), and the Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms (1775). All of which were adopted through duly appointed representatives of the people.
The war, when it came, was not instigated by the American founders. That is, the revolutionaries were careful not to be the military aggressors. Rather, the war was instigated by the British to prevent the American colonies from breaking free from Britain’s rule. For their part, the Americans fought a defensive war, i.e., to defend their right to declare independence against the British attempt to stop them.
So even though a war was fought, throwing off the British constitution in the legal sense was not accomplished by force or violence. But as often happens in life, you may have to militarily defend your freedom to act in the way you deem best. The American Revolution also illustrates the truth that no government official ever views an attempt to overthrow his position as lawful in his own mind, no matter how lawfully it may be regarded in the minds of the people who want him removed.
Looking at our current situation, no form of government can exist for over 200 years without building up a substantial amount of systemic inertia. By this I mean the tendency of all institutions to resist sudden or substantial changes to the direction they have been heading in up to that point.
By definition, any attempt to alter or abolish any form of civil government is a jolt to the system which will clash with that system’s entrenched interests. Further, any entrenched interest will resist alteration or abolition from an outside source. And when that entrenched interest is attached to the power of the sword (i.e., civil power), it will resist violently.
From the vantage point of those employed in government service (politicians, career bureaucrats, civil service workers, etc.), there is little difference between foreign attacks, domestic insurrection and lawful attempts to alter or abolish. Government employees are all part of the system, and foreign agents, domestic terrorists, and advocates of fundamental change are all outside the system. Thus, the response of government employees to all outside agents is the same – eliminate and crush all threats to their jobs. Keeping their jobs is more important than anything else.
Are you surprised that the current U.S. government labels Tea Party members, libertarians and militia groups as domestic terrorists? Don’t be. To public employees, those people are all equally outside the government system who want to significantly reduce the size of government or fundamentally alter the way the government does things. Which ultimately always translates into reducing the number of government agencies and employees, i.e., cutting large numbers of public jobs. To those inside the government, government reduction is a threat.
In a sense, it’s all about the jobs. Not just the money, but the power that goes with the position. Reduce government spending? Cut government programs? We’re not just talking about money in the abstract here – but money paid to government employees to wield power. Since that is their livelihood, and it is human nature to crave power, they will use all the force and violence they can to prevent interference with their jobs, i.e., positions of power.
You can talk about special interests all you want, but it is the entrenched interests you should worry about. Whenever I hear someone refer to government employees as career bureaucrats, a shiver runs up my spine. These are the true government insiders, who view the President as a mere temporary employee, because the bureaucrats will be there long after any President leaves office.
The upshot of which is that every government system – most especially the American system of government – will be extremely resistant to change. And that resistance will be fueled by a desire to prevent being forced to give up money and power. When people aren’t fighting over religion and power, they are usually fighting over money and power, and that is as strong a motivation as anyone needs to make things turn ugly fast.
As a proponent of change (that is, to alter or abolish the form of government), you should expect that even if you are not looking for trouble, trouble will come looking for you. People in power will ignore you as long as they can, then slander and discredit you when that is no longer possible. They will heap economic and legal problems on you in an attempt to bury you under burdens that prevent you from forcefully advocating change. If that fails, ultimately they will use police actions and military force to put down your insurrection.
The astute reader will note that there are no statutes prohibiting an overthrow of the existing government, conspiring to overthrow it, or advocating its overthrow by non-violent means. That is because such statutes are unnecessary. If you work to abolish the government peacefully, the response will be to initiate an attack against you. If you defend yourself against such an attack, you will be labeled the aggressor and be found in violation of the statutes against violent overthrow. It’s all very convenient.
So be warned. As a proponent of fundamental change you must not ever be a violent aggressor or the initiator of armed conflict. If it comes to violence, let it not begin with you. Just realize that violence may be an unavoidable consequence of actions lawfully taken. This should be a sobering thought to all who consider the matter carefully.
Ideas have consequences, and the ideas we are about to discuss in what follows are considered by some to be dangerous and/or extreme. So proceed at your own risk. But as for me, I will not be ruled by fear. Instead, I will follow the example of Jesus:
International Man: Deagel is a private online source for the military capabilities of the world’s nation-states. It recently released a shocking five-year forecast.
The report analyzes countries by projected population size, GDP, defense budget, and more.
In it, they predict a 70% reduction in the size of the United States population. This is a bold prediction. What are your thoughts on this?
Doug Casey: I’ve got to say that I wasn’t familiar with Deagel—it keeps a low profile. Deagel is in the same business as Jane’s—which has been in the business of analyzing weapons systems for many decades.
A look at the Deagel website, which is quite sophisticated, makes it clear we’re not dealing with some blogger concocting outrageous clickbait. It seems to be well-connected with defense contractors and government agencies like the CIA.
They’ve predicted that about 70% of the US population, and about the same percentage in Europe, is going to disappear by 2025. It’s hard to believe that anybody in their position would make a forecast like that. There’s no logical business reason for it, especially since it was done before the COVID hysteria gripped the world. It stretches a reader’s credulity.
Could it possibly happen? It would be the biggest thing in world history. Does it have a basis in reality, or is it just some bizarre trolling exercise? I’m not sure—it’s hard to take almost anything from any source at face value these days. But for the last several years, I’ve been saying that World War III would basically be a biological war. Of course, it will have substantial conventional, nuclear, space-based, and AI/computer elements as well, but its most serious component will be biological. Essentially, it will involve the use of bacteria and viruses to wipe out the enemy. The odds are that it will be between the US and China. But since anyone with a CRISPR in their garage can hack the genome and DNA of almost anything and anybody… there are no limits to the possibilities.
Certainly, from the Chinese point of view, a biological war makes all the sense in the world. That’s because the Han Chinese share a lot of genetic similarities. Presumably, a bacteria or virus can be bred to favor the Chinese and take out most everybody else. The fact is that anything that can be done eventually will be done. It’s just the law of large numbers.
Somebody might respond, “Well, that’s horribly racist.” Of course it’s racist. Notwithstanding rational and philosophical arguments against it, all ethnic groups and countries are quite naturally racist. A fear of different racial and ethnic groups has been bred into humans, as a survival mechanism, over the hundreds of thousands of years since we became biologically modern.
All races and ethnic groups like to think that they’re “the best” or the most worthy, and that non-members are “other”, perhaps only marginally human. Biological warfare plays directly into feeling.
Americans who—like everybody else—see themselves as “the good guys”, believe we’re immune to that. However, don’t forget that the US pioneered modern biowarfare. Fort Detrick, Maryland, has been an epicenter of it for over 70 years, and there are undoubtedly many other more clandestine sites where US government agencies are working on biological warfare. No doubt the Chinese and other major powers are working clandestinely as well. It’s not something anybody wants to advertise for many reasons.
What shocks me is not that a biowar is being researched or even actively wargamed, but that a connected organization like Deagel is actually saying it publicly. It’s not like what goes on in the spook community is an open book.
Deagel doesn’t explicitly say what, exactly, will cause the great die-off. But there are many advantages to biological warfare over other types of warfare, so it will probably be featured. It’s probably inevitable, now that the technology has made it practical.
What are the advantages of biowar? What might wargaming generals like about it?
First, it doesn’t destroy materiel. That’s a huge plus. After all, what’s the point of conquering a country if all you have to show for it is a smoking radioactive ruin? That’s the major advantage of the neutron bomb, of course; it kills the people but limits damage to buildings. Bioweapons essentially make atomic weapons obsolescent.
Second, bioweapons can be structured to attack only certain racial groups. That’s potentially either a big advantage or disadvantage to China. The diverse population of the US could also be either an advantage or a disadvantage, depending on who strikes first. But, on the bright side, you can perhaps immunize your own population, or at least the military and “essential” workers, to control the damage.
Third, bioweapons are very cheap and easy to fabricate. Anyone with access to a good high school chemistry lab is in business. There’s no need for expensive and tricky U-235 or, for that matter, any of the junk toys the Pentagon spends hundreds of billions on.
Fourth, bioweapons don’t need sophisticated delivery systems; again, no need for B-2s, B-52s, cruise missiles, ICBMs, or any of that. A sick tourist or two, or a few packages sent in the mail, can get the job done.
Fifth, bioweapons, whether they’re viruses or bacteria, not only offer plausible deniability but the potential to blame a third party. You can launch an attack, and nobody can really be sure who did it. Or even that an attack is, in fact, being launched.
There’s every advantage to biological warfare from an aggressor’s point of view. And, the aggressor doesn’t even have to be a nation-state, which is, of course, another excuse for governments to further clamp down on their populations, as COVID has shown. Guns are good self-defense weapons, and governments are trying to eliminate them; basement biowar labs are strictly offensive. Imagine the bureaucratic enforcement possibilities.
International Man: In addition, Deagel included a lengthy disclaimer, which states:
“After COVID, we can draw two major conclusions:
The Western world success model has been built over societies with no resilience that can barely withstand any hardship, even a low-intensity one. It was assumed, but we got the full confirmation beyond any doubt.
The COVID crisis will be used to extend the life of this dying economic system through the so-called Great Reset.”
Doug, you’ve written extensively about the economic, political, cultural, and social decline in the US—long before it became a popular topic of discussion.
Has anything changed in your perspective on the future of the US?
Doug Casey: No. I’m afraid the election of actual Bolsheviks in 2020—and I don’t use that term lightly—has sealed its fate. Not to mention that the nomenklatura in most major cities and states are cut from the same cloth.
In point of fact, the US is on such a self-destructive path that the Chinese don’t have to do anything in order to win. All they need to do is lay back and be quiet. The West is destroying itself.
As for this COVID crisis, it impresses me as 80% hysteria, a bad flu season that has been blown out of proportion. It’s well known (insofar as anything can be known, considering the abysmal quality of reporting and the extreme politicization of the issue) that COVID mainly affects the elderly, the sick, and the obese. The average age of decedents is 80; however, the ages of those who die are rarely mentioned. The media reports the number of COVID cases constantly, but that’s as meaningless as counting who gets a common cold. Anyway, aren’t all those who get infected become immune? A virus—like the Hong Kong flu, the Asian flu, the Bird flu, and the Swine flu—goes viral, then goes away. Even the Spanish flu, which was actually serious, came and went without destroying the economy. Nonetheless, the public has been so terrorized that they’re panicking to take potentially dangerous experimental injections. Even though there are numerous cheap drugs that can mitigate the virus after diagnosis, they’re never prescribed. The opinions of physicians and world-class scientists who differ with Fauci—an overpaid lifelong government employee—are actively suppressed. However, this is a whole different subject.
There is one thing I question about Deagel’s statement that you quoted: “The COVID crisis will be used to extend the life of this dying economic system through something called the Great Reset.” That’s a very odd statement because the crisis isn’t extending the life of the dying economic system. It’s putting the final nail in its coffin. It would be nice to hear how they figure that out, as COVID seems to be medically vastly overblown. The Great Reset has nothing to do with preserving the current economic system; it’s about formalizing a new one.
Here’s a wild and crazy thought. What if the real problem isn’t so much the COVID virus itself.
What if the real problem is the new vaccines. What if, after X number of months or years, they turn out to have very deadly effects? There’s a reason new drugs are tested over a period of years, which is far from the case here. Ted Turner, Bill Gates, and numerous others who think they’re “elite” have long said that the earth’s population ought to be reduced radically, perhaps by 80%. Is it too shocking to believe that some group would take advantage of this to cull the human population? It’s something that would be hard to believe even in a science fiction novel. But it now appears to be technically feasible. History is replete—overrun, actually—with psychos who try to destroy everybody once they get in power.
In point of fact, science fiction is a much better predictor of the future than any think tank has ever been. So maybe there’s a Dr. Evil at large, anxious to eliminate deplorables and other undesirables. If he exists, I doubt today’s woke transgender version of James Bond can counter him. Who knows where this is going? But it’s the wrong direction, and the trend is still accelerating.
International Man: The disclaimer in the Deagel report goes on to say,
“The collapse of the Western financial system – and ultimately the Western civilization – has been the major driver in the forecast along with a confluence of crisis with a devastating outcome. As COVID has proven Western societies embracing multiculturalism and extreme liberalism are unable to deal with any real hardship.”
Is the Western civilization seeing a confluence of crises coming together in a perfect storm?
Doug Casey: That’s a very good point. It seems like everything is starting to happen at once and at a hyperbolically accelerating rate. While the worlds of science and technology are approaching Ray Kurzweil’s utopian Singularity, the worlds of politics and sociology are approaching a dystopian anti-Singularity.
Let’s briefly look at the financial, economic, social, and political aspects of the potential collapse.
We’re absolutely en route to a gigantic financial crisis, featuring the destruction of the US dollar. And with it, the savings of a large percentage of the planet’s people will be impoverished because their savings are in dollars. Much of the value people thought they had in stocks, bonds, real estate, pensions, and insurance could disappear.
That’s bad enough, but what’s worse are the economic consequences. We’re likely to see wholesale unemployment, a collapse in business activity, and corporate bankruptcies, even while taxes go up radically. I’m increasingly of the opinion there will be a crack-up boom along the way; however, we might be entering that as we speak.
What’s even worse are the social ramifications, such as critical race theory, which emphasizes the differences between race groups, creating actual race hatred. One consequence of the financial and economic upsets will be riots like those of 2020. The mass migration of people from alien cultures who don’t share Western values into the US and Europe is destabilizing. The US has, in fact, become a multicultural domestic empire.
The political consequences are evident. The Biden people in Washington, D.C. are exactly the same personality types who took over Russia in 1917 or France in 1789. They aren’t going to let go of the apparatus of power now that they’ve got it. They will find a way to re-install themselves in 2024.
What about the military? The US spends something like $1 trillion on defense annually, but nobody knows for certain. These budgets are complicated; military spending is hidden here, there, and everywhere. It doesn’t defend the United States; it just antagonizes foreigners. It’s also interesting that the Department of Defense is now trying to root out conservative political views from the rank-and-file soldiers.
But let’s get back to what could collapse the populations of North America and Europe by over 50%. Perhaps Deagel is anticipating a serious collapse of complex society because food won’t be grown, processed, and sent to cities. Maybe COVID is seen as just a catalyst. Most people in today’s highly urbanized world, from cubicle dwellers to ghetto rats, are incapable of surviving for more than a week if supply chains break.
What are your thoughts on this? Is it likely that we’ll see a conflict of this kind during the 2020s?
Doug Casey: As I said earlier, a war, at least with China, seems inevitable. It will likely be fomented by the US because, as the economy goes bad, governments always look for somebody else, an outsider, to blame.
At this point—and I recognize this will outrage jingoists and nationalists—the US government is actually the most dangerous force on the face of the planet. Much more dangerous than the Chinese, the Russians, or anybody else. Why? The US government is unique in actively and aggressively looking for trouble absolutely everywhere, sticking its nose into everything. Only the US has troops in a hundred other countries and is fighting hot wars in several more.
It’s said, for instance, that the Russians are aggressors because they may retake the Crimea and the Donbas region. Most Americans, who can’t even find these places on the map, are unaware that Crimea had been part of Russia since it was taken from the Ottomans in the 18th century and is mostly populated by ethnic Russians. Nikita Kruschev arbitrarily transferred it from the Russian SSR to the Ukrainian SSR in 1954 for personal political reasons shortly after Stalin’s death. The current problem started only after the US fomented a coup d’etat, a so-called color revolution, in Ukraine in 2014. It then made sense for Putin to retake it, much like the US tried to overthrow Castro after he ousted Batista.
In any event, it’s a problem between Russia and Ukraine and none of our business. The Biden regime butting in is somewhat analogous to Russia threatening war over the US owning Puerto Rico. We don’t need a serious war with Russia over nothing.
Taiwan is similar. Historically, it’s just a secessionist Chinese province—or not. Perhaps it’s a government in exile. But no matter; these are meaningless legalisms. Frankly, I’m on the side of Taiwan, but it’s none of our business whether they go to war with each other. US government intervention could easily start a conflict with China. It might end with the sinking of a couple of US carrier groups, or it might evolve into World War 3.
And, of course, we’re still in Afghanistan, Central Asia, and the Middle East. Plus Africa and God knows where else. The US is unnecessarily and stupidly whacking hornet’s nests everywhere in the world, bankrupting itself and making enemies, setting the stage for something really significant.
Editor’s Note: This decade will likely to be an increasingly volatile time. More governments are putting their money printing on overdrive. Negative interests are becoming the rule instead of the exception to it.
One thing is for sure, there will be a great deal of change taking place in the years ahead.
Were you taught these things in school? Or were you LIED TO like I was? I’ve seen millions of stories demonizing the German People but for some odd reason I’ve never been told ANY OF THIS!
Let’s just forget about the fact that these people own the Media, the Porn Industry, Hollywood, Governments around the world, Magazines, Newspapers, Television, and Movies. Let’s just focus on why they have LIED about History! And of course, why they are lying to everyone on earth today! Are you not curious? History is written by the winners! The losers have no voice!
Bolsheviks murdered Tsar Nicholas 2 in Russia and ushered in Communism. And from what I’ve read, these Bolsheviks had a lot to do with dragging an UNWILLING Adolph Hitler into WW2!
Who is it attacking America today? I’ll bet money it’s Bolsheviks! The very same ones who own every Media outlet in the world, Hollywood, the porn industry etc… The BANKERS are of this ilk too! They have funded BOTH SIDES of every war since 1900 just for fun too.
I don’t “Hate” anyone. I’ve never been a hate monger! I’m only a seeker of TRUTH! The truth is the truth, no matter who you are! And there is something fundamentally wrong with “The Truth” being censored, banned, removed from History, or muddled up with Propaganda!
Those who do things like this are generally hiding CRIMES that they are guilty of! SEEK THE TRUTH ABOVE ALL ELSE!
Check out this website. It provides a side of the story you have never been told, and were certainly never taught in school!
Point to ponder:
“On some positions cowardice asks the question, is it safe? Expediency asks the question, is it politic? Vanity asks the question, is it popular? But conscience asks the question, is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.” Martin Luther King (1929-1968), American Black clergyman and civil rights campaigner, during a speech in Washington, D.C., February 6, 1968.
Yes, that’s right. I, R. Lee Wrights, being of sound mind and aging body, do solemnly acclaim and justly affirm that I am a criminal. And, if I do my job correctly, by the time you finish reading this you will realize that you are a criminal also; and, that something needs to be done about it.
My premise is simply that government, not only at the federal level but in particular at the state and local level, has grown so gorged and bloated that it has become virtually impossible for any of us to remain “law-abiding citizens.” In order to be law-abiding, one must first know and understand the law. Now I ask you, in today’s society how many people really know, let alone understand, “the law?” Moreover, how many policemen really know or, more importantly, understand the law? Do the lawyers and judges, who are charged with the protection of America’s most sacred document, even understand the law? Judging from the number of appealed judgments these days, it would appear that even these “protectors of justice” are unable to effectively untangle the thicket of jurisprudence created by the endless loads of fertilizer produced by the various legislatures.
Just the number of laws one would have to familiarize themselves with in order to become adequately knowledgeable makes the task near to impossible. Why, we would all have to go to law school just to get to a proper starting point of understanding the law. Last year, in North Carolina alone, 519 new laws were passed by the General ASSembly. Sixty new laws took affect in the Old North State on January 1st of this year. Add these to the tens of thousands of laws already on the books and you begin to see the enormity of the endeavor to properly understand justice and how its principles are to be applied. And that is just in one state, folks. I wonder how many “new” laws have been instituted where you live this year?
Still skeptical? Take an afternoon and go to the nearest law library. Even the name “law library” should send a chill down any thinking person’s spine. I am not talking about a corner of your local public library where you’ll find a shelf or two stocked with reference books about a particular subject. No, I mean a whole library devoted to cataloging all the things you and I are not allowed to do. Whole rooms filled wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling with a seemingly endless array of laws, statutes, and regulations. Shelf next to shelf, volume upon volume, and page after page, creating a twisting, turning maze of decisions, rulings and appeals. This is where you go when you seek comprehension of the chains that fetter your pursuit of happiness. Have a seat and look around at what you must learn if you really want to be an honest, up-standing, law-abiding citizen.
Government has simply made it too easy to break the law for us not to be criminals. I mean, you are required to have a license or permit to do practically everything. That means that you must go to a bureaucrat somewhere and ask their permission before you proceed or you become a criminal. If you want to drive to work, you must first have a paper from the State that says you are allowed to operate a vehicle. If you want to improve your home, you are required to go downtown and stand before your elected rulers and beg their indulgence so that you can add that patio or finish your basement. If you want to get a job to support your family, you cannot do so without a number supplied by the benevolent nannies that soil the seats of CONgress. How long does this list have to be before you realize that if you have to ask permission to do everything, not only will you eventually slip up and become a criminal, but you have also ceased to be free? With every new law enacted another little piece of liberty dies.
Perhaps nothing exemplifies my point more so than a personal experience I had about 6 or 7 years ago. I was invited by a friend to accompany him on a fishing expedition to one of the local lakes owned by the county where we both reside. Being the careful individual that I am, I researched the laws concerning wildlife management, as well as, the regulations adopted by the county. I found that if I only fished using live bait, the law did not require that I obtain a fishing license as long as I remained in the county of my residence. I was very pleased with myself that I had found a way to save a few bucks on what promised to be an enjoyable outing.
However, the day was not to go unspoiled. Not long after we had launched our boat and found what we thought looked like a promising spot, we were approached by a game warden. I remained unconcerned as we chatted and I proudly showed him that I was only using live bait and therefore required no state sanction. He asked for proof of my residence, which I supplied via business cards and a recent tax bill that I was going to pay on my way home. It was then that he informed me that I was in violation of state law. I was beginning to protest that I was in full compliance of the wildlife management code when the warden told me he was not referring to the wildlife code. It was then that I learned I was in violation of state law for appearing in public and not possessing a picture ID. At that moment, the veil was lifted from my eyes as my day of personal enlightenment dawned.
I realized that every time I set foot off of my own property, I became a criminal. I violate the law each and every time I take a leisurely stroll around my neighborhood. In almost half a century on this earth, I have never been arrested, much less convicted of a crime; and yet, all I have to do to become a criminal in the eyes of the State is leave home! Why? Because I do not have a snapshot of myself, taken by a state-sanctioned bureaucrat, in my pocket when I go out in public. I must ask you, am I really free? Are you really free? Are your papers in order? Are you a criminal?
There are laws regulating everything from what color you can and cannot paint your house to what kind of sex in which two consenting adults are allowed to engage. Why is it like this? Crime is big business, that’s why. In fact, crime is government’s biggest industry.
Surprised to see me say that? It really isn’t all that odd when you consider that the State derives revenue on both sides of the law. Remember, all those licenses and permits you are required to obtain are accompanied by fees. While on the flip side, every breech of the never-ending, self-perpetuating, always-growing bureaucracy carries a fine. You are forced to pay in order to abide by the law so you can avoid having to pay for breaking the law.
Therefore, as the beast has grown, it has become the State’s own self interest that drives legislators to constantly search for new sources of revenue. That’s why 519 laws were passed in my home state last year. That is why 500 new laws will probably be passed this year, and again next year, and again the year after that. The only way a government can realize greater income than it does today is either by accelerating tax increases; or, by creating new ways for us to become criminals and providing the appropriately-priced bounties required to avoid becoming criminals. So you see, every new law not only nibbles away at your freedom while further gorging an already bloated beast Bureaucracy, it also becomes a new source of revenue for the State.
So, we are left with the question, “What can been done about it?” Take my advice, do yourself a favor and educate yourself. Do a little digging and find out all the different options made available to you, by your friends in government, for becoming a criminal. Then perhaps we will see the emergence of what is needed to reverse the encroachment of the law – Reform. You have to get fed up with the foolishness of endless legislation and do something. Speak against further regulation at every opportunity in any venue that opportunity provides. Run for public office as a truly reform-minded candidate, or support such candidates wherever they can be found. One thing is for certain; there will never be reform without reformers willing to make a fight if necessary. Or at least a group of decent, honest people that are just sick and tired of being criminals. Come on folks, enough is enough!
R. Lee Wrights is a writer and political activist living in North Carolina. He is co-founder and editor-in-chief of the free speech online magazine Liberty For All and an editor at Free-Market.Net .
The above article is well written about how government profits from crime, and that when there is not enough “crime” to satisfy its veracious appetite for their ever-expanding need for revenue, government will always create new crimes, with more institutions to accommodate it. The conclusion then is, as long as there is the need for more revenue, there will always be the need by government for more crime. Government needs “criminals.” The more “criminals,” the better to justify its existence followed by the need for more government! This explains why it took 200 years to incarcerate its first million prisoners in America, but only 10 years its second million.
I do, however, take somewhat of a exception to the suggested remedies made within the last paragraph, many of which offer nothing new from what citizens have always been doing for the last forty years to bring about government reform.
If one thinks about it, it is through the judiciary that all governments and laws are to be held accountable to the standard of the Constitution. However, due to the unaccountability of our current system of accountability, governments are logically the way they are. Hence, it is only through judicial accountability that this nation will ever return the way from whence it came. J.A.I.L. is the only answer! -Ron Branson
“Those who fail to take the time to be healthy will ultimately have to take the time to be sick.” ~ Dr. James Chappell
If you’ve followed me for any time now you should know that while I’m an old outlaw, who has been made into an outlaw by the powers of this wicked world, mainly because I buck the system… NOT because I’m a lawless heathen who cheats and steals. I’m an Outlaw because I stand in TRUTH in a world of LIES!
I EXPECT & DEMAND that ALL PEOPLE be treated EQUALLY under the law! But that is NOT the system we have in place, we live under a “Rules for THEE, but NOT for me” system, and it’s based entirely around Satanic Rituals and teachings!
I’m as comfortable in church on Sunday morning as I am on the beach with 300 Bikers… Well, at least I used to be! Churches have even become corrupted, especially anything related top the Vatican!
I have sinned as we all have, I likely more than most because I was lost… And deceived by the world that has been pulled over our eyes!
I want to testify today. I want to testify that Jesus / Yahusha CAN cure blindness, because He definitely cured mine!
I was blind for over 50 years despite having 20/20 vision!
Calling on Jesus and asking for forgiveness, asking for Him to show me the TRUTH, and my blindness was cured!
I was dizzy for over a week! SEEK HIM OUT!
Truthunedited is a channel worth subscribing to! He’s a seeker of truth and a minister of the true Gospel. He’s following The Spirit where it leads him!
Ivory Hecker is the brave local girl who stood up to FOX26 Houston and used her LIVE FEED to say that she’d be on Project Veritas later that day to talk about Censorship on FOX News!
Make sure that you go support this young lady, we need a lot more just like her! I appreciate every actual Journalist who has come forward to tell their viewers about the Censorship and LIES being told by their networks. A Journalist’s duty is to their VIEWERS, Not their corporate overlords!
Of course the networks view it differently. There is a massive Awakening going on right now where people are starting to see that they’ve been lied to! And it’s NOT just coronavirus. This has been going on for DECADES! We enter into this world curious and exploring for knowledge, and we soak it up like a sponge.
Then we are sent to school, where we are brainwashed into giving up control over ourselves and are encouraged to “submit to authority.” Schools are indoctrination centers at best. At worst they are slave training facilities! Think I’m exaggerating? I’m NOT!
We are never taught to think critically, or taught any actual life or job skills. Instead we are taught just enough to perform our menial jobs, to make the wealthy of society more wealthy. And as we are still in school the television, radio, movies, magazines, PHONES, and internet are constantly pounding you with mind control and spiritual attack.
“It would be nice if something made sense for a change.” – Lewis Carroll, “Alice in Wonderland”
Well, two years into “fifteen days to flatten the curve,” here we are, in the midst of World War III, still waiting for someone, somewhere in government, to tell us what has really happened.
The media whorehouses are now all filled with clones of Baghdad Bob. His epic newscast during the Iraq war showed a window backdrop of American troops marching down the streets of Baghdad, while he insisted to the cameras in front of him that there were no American soldiers in Baghdad. Why are there no Baghdad Bob Pulitzer prizes? It’s what our media does best today.
Was it Lord Acton who observed, “Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely”? Perhaps he should have made it a dual adage, mentioning that money corrupts, and infinite wealth corrupts infinitely. Silicon Valley has a lot to answer for, and answer they will, because God is grieved at what they have done. Their correction will likely be a supernatural one. Those who doubt such a correction is coming may want to refresh their reading of the Old Testament.
There are a lot of media personalities who have sold their souls to Satan for their positions, thinking they got a grand deal. After all, if you believe that humanity evolved from pond scum, and that men and women have no soul, why wouldn’t you make that Faustian bargain? “What a hoot! I’m bleeping brilliant! I deceived the devil, giving him absolutely nothing in return for his efforts to make me important and wealthy in the world. All I have to do is lie to everyone every day about what’s really happening in the world.” Yup. You go, girl.
Social media – what an oxymoron – is widely credited with insuring that its socialites repeat only the words of Lord Fauci, lest they have an original thought take shape in their socialized minds. In assessing his lordship’s accomplishments, they might productively ask why Dr. Fauci, and the pharma-medical-government triad that has been laboring for decades on AIDS treatment, still has only a costly and continual treatment for sufferers, and not a cure? If we can engineer new diseases, why can’t we reverse engineer old ones? Where, pray tell, does the most money lie? Why do Big Pharma’s promised cures for today’s infections now require boosters into oblivion?
The Bible tells us, “As a man thinks, so he is.” If you believe the creation narrative, that men and women were created by a loving God and we have a soul and spirit that longs to be reconnected with the God who created us … well then, everything changes, doesn’t it? Deceit becomes untenable. Using people is an offense against God. And make no mistake: It is an offense you will answer for. Especially, God help you, if it involved children. You have read the Bible, haven’t you?
Everyone bears the mark of God somewhere in their makeup, no matter how obscured it is by the world. If we wrong someone in our dealings with them, we must apologize to them. Today we are all, nations and individuals, in the valley of decision. Ask yourself, “Who do I serve?” Broadly speaking it will either be the Creator God, or Satan, the wannabe administrative angel booted out of heaven (“I saw Satan fall from heaven like lightning across the sky” – Jesus).
Media polls and other thought-control tools frequently announce that fewer and fewer people in America believe in the Christian view of God. Thus Satan’s cheerleaders conclude that the world is becoming more and more secular. Go figure.
Not only America, but the West in general is on the cusp of the largest turn to God that has ever happened. As the truth of the origins of World War III emerges, and the players are exposed in governments across the world, even those who mock Christianity will decide that God is indeed humanity’s only hope going forward. But are the churches that let all this happen on their watch up to the task of re-presenting God and rebuilding a Christian world? Or is God about to do something sudden and unexpected here as well?
As you consider humanity’s plight going forward into 2022, ask yourself this question: Can you see God conceding the world to Satan? How is that compatible with, “For God so loved the world …”?
Perhaps God expects His church to do what it was supposed to do all along. Somewhere in church history, “making disciples of all nations” became donating to missions, which has achieved neither objective. What would the world today look like if the church had carried on as if all the gifts the church had received continued on today? What exactly do seminaries today produce? Why did our churches choose powerlessness?
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Thank you! And now with that out of the way you can continue.
BEFORE YOU VACCINATE YOUR CHILDREN
My name is Robert Malone and I am speaking to you as a father, grandfather, physician and scientist. I don’t usually read from a prepared speech, but this is so important that I wanted to make sure that every word and all the scientific facts are correct.
I back up this statement with a career dedicated to vaccine research and development. I am vaccinated against COVID and am generally a proponent of vaccination. I have devoted my entire career to developing safe and effective ways to prevent and treat infectious diseases.
Before injecting your child, a decision that is irreversible, I wanted to inform you of the scientific facts about this genetic vaccine, which is based on the mRNA vaccine technology I created:
There are three issues for parents to understand:
1) The first is that a viral gene will be injected into your children’s cells. This gene forces your child’s body to produce toxic spike proteins. These proteins often cause permanent damage to children’s critical organs including:
Their brain and nervous system
Their heart and blood vessels, including blood clots.
Their reproductive system
And this vaccine can trigger fundamental changes in their immune system.
The most alarming point about this is that once this damage has occurred, it is irreparable.
You can’t fix the injuries inside her brain.
You can’t repair scarring of heart tissue.
You cannot repair a genetically interfered immune system and.
This vaccine can cause reproductive damage that could affect future generations of your family.
2) The second thing you should know is the fact that this new technology has not been adequately tested.
We need at least 5 years of testing/research before we can really understand the risks
The harms and risks of new drugs are often revealed many years later.
Ask yourself if you want your own child to be part of the most radical medical experiment in human history.
3) One last point: the reason you are being given for vaccinating your child is a lie.
Your children pose no danger to their parents or grandparents.
In fact, it is quite the opposite. Their immunity, after contracting COVID, is critical to saving your family, if not the world, from this disease.
Bottom line: there is no benefit to your children or your family in vaccinating your children against the small risks of the virus, given the known health risks of the vaccine that, as a parent, you and your children may have to live with for the rest of their lives.
The risk/benefit analysis is not even close.
As a parent and grandparent, my recommendation is that you resist and fight to protect your children.
A Warning to All about Tyranny and the Bio-Weapon Jab
I’m going to tell you right now, THIS will give you nightmares! Confess your Sins to Jesus and the Devil has NO POWER!
If you don’t believe that the Devil has been working overtime… You really are DECEIVED!
These videos really are rather unsettling! But I stand with The Most High God Almighty! Creator of Heaven and Earth! I worship the CREATOR and NOT the “Created!!” And I KNOW that as long as I stand with God, after confessing my sins to Jesus, He will put His Mark on me and I’m protected, standing in Faith! Amen!Satan can do his worst and I’m unafraid and unimpressed!
Shaking My Head Productions is a great place to stay on top of what that Serpent is up to, and how to live in Peace and Faith. Satan DECEIVED the whole world! (Just like The Lord God said he would!)
I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause:
9Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number:
10Who giveth rain upon the earth, and sendeth waters upon the fields:
11To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be exalted to safety.
12He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.
13He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong.
14They meet with darkness in the daytime, and grope in the noonday as in the night.
15But he saveth the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty.
16So the poor hath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her mouth.
17Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:
18For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole.
19He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee.
20In famine he shall redeem thee from death: and in war from the power of the sword.
21Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue: neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh.
22At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh: neither shalt thou be afraid of the beasts of the earth.
23For thou shalt be in league with the stones of the field: and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with thee.
24And thou shalt know that thy tabernacle shall be in peace; and thou shalt visit thy habitation, and shalt not sin.
Folks… We have literally been DECEIVED about EVERYTHING! They forced you into school where they forced conformity into you, it’s all about making you a Slave, not education! They don’t WANT you smart! Just smart enough to do your job, not actually THINK!
I happened across this group yesterday, I signed their declaration and joined the lawsuit, I’d like to see 330 Million signatures on this!
Naturally, before donating to ANYONE do some research! It certainly sounds like they have done their homework, and your signature costs nothing. I highly recommend SHARING.
The bottom line is that “We the People” are our own “rulers” and NOT the illegitimate federal government! We must act as ONE and prosecute these criminals and RESTORE OUR CONSTITUTION! I’m no legal scholar, but I’m sure many people out there are! ANY LAW which violates the Constitution is invalid outright, I do know that!
The problem that “We the People” face is that these tyrants now in control have no issue with sending armed men to raid your home, violate your rights, and maybe even kill you!
This “Restoration” needs to be embraced by ALL Americans, including those armed government employees. The only way this happens is for the People to STAND AS ONE! I’m hoping this can happen to avoid the inevitable violence that will come should we be unable to restore this Republic!
The man is correct about everything he is saying, and he’s covered pretty much all the basics in this video! Below the video is a link to their website. Check it out and SIGN & SHARE! Every American must stop complaining and start taking real actions! Action in your local community.
The man is correct though, we can never win as long as we are fighting in a RIGGED SYSTEM! And there is no doubt, the system is rigged against “We the People” in favor of a criminal organization, and it must end NOW!
Signing this lawsuit does not mean that you cannot file your own against State Governments, Health Officials, School Boards, and against the corrupt Federal Government which has admitted to violating your 1st Amendment Rights using Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube!
This is a winning lawsuit EVERY DAY! They have admitted doing it!The most important aspect of this fight is that we fight it in Real Life! We MUST hold those protests, speak with our neighbors, local governments, and Police IN PERSON!Not on the internet where our voices are silenced! IN PERSON and in the real world!
I’m including this video to demonstrate just how corrupt & unconstitutional our government has become!
Police kill between 25 and 30 family pets every day in the US! They kill countless innocent citizens every year too, and are never held accountable because the entire system has been corrupted!
Our Government is wholly illegitimate, especially since 2020 when the corrupt government allowed our national Presidential Election to be stolen in front of our eyes!
ALL of America KNOWS THE 2020 ELECTION WAS STOLEN!
Secrecy in Government KILLS Freedom
In the Constitutional Republic our founding fathers created THERE WAS NO SECRECY! Since our Constitutional Republic was usurped by Criminals who “incorporated” our Republic, secrecy has been standard operating procedure!
Since when did Government start paying doctors to make a certain diagnosis? Since the Covid-19 SCAM started, that’s when!
I wanted to share with you how Evil the Medical Establishment is. I have a friend that is 72, she has COPD. She got ill and could not breathe & called an ambulance, when in the ambulance they tested her blood oxygen level and it was at 51. VERY LOW!
The driver radioed into the hospital and she actually heard them say they had a possible DOA. When she arrived at the hospital they gave her a “Covid test” a PCR which they can manipulate btw… Anyway, amazingly, it came back negative!
She was on death’s doorstep literally, but because the hospital would not be getting their “Covid19 BONUS MONEY” from the government, The doctor told them to send her home (To die) Her oxygen level had dropped to 49 (generally unconscious at this level) but she stayed awake.
Her daughter showed up, who is a practicing RN and raised cane! Told them to perform several blood gas tests which they had not done, and several other things (which they should have done already).
Thinking quickly, she called her brother and told him to show up in his suit and tie and sit with her. (Like a lawyer LOL) She called doctors and administrators and spoke to nurses etc…
After performing the standard tests, which they should have done without being told, literally “standard operating procedure” they found the problem, which was some kind of high gas level in her blood. I’m not sure exactly what it was, but she’s now home and okay.
But she told me outright, If not for her daughter being there and battling hospital personnel in an extraordinary manner, faking lawsuits and demanding tests that she knew they should have performed and did not etc… She would be dead right now!
This is a massive culling of the population and it’s #Evil. The hospitals are involved. Our illegitimate Corporate government is involved and leading the way! It’s TRUE EVIL!
PLEASE go watch, DOWNLOAD, RE-UPLOAD THESE VIDEOS EVERYWHERE!
This entire thing was a plan to rob the American People. The government gave an open pass to Hospitals and Doctors to collect huge fees for vaccinations, testing, and treating Covid-19 cases! EVERY TEST and every person treated is being paid for by taxpayer money. The Hospitals and the Government are colluding AGAINST YOU!
The Cares Act says that any person who gets tested or treated for covid-19 in a hospital, the hospital will be paid using TAXPAYER DOLLARS! (Even illegals)
“Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me.” That saying needs to be taught and retaught until we humans develop back bones again. We need to learn to speak about difficult subjects without taking things personally while remaining kind towards ourselves and our fellow men and women. We’ve been programmed to be a bunch of scared wimps afraid to speak and most sadly we have been taught to obey rather than think. Wakey Wakey….. It is time to “Think Critically” & converse with “Curiosity and Compassion.” We are ALL created by the SAME invisible power known by many names. Beliefs may differ, yet SOURCE is always the same ONE.
Folks Tyranny is moving on you hard and fast from the ILLEGITIMATE Biden Administration and it’s time you contact your state’s representatives and DEMAND legislation banning federal agencies from operating on your state’s soil!
This is serious business! Nazi type serious!
If you have not already organized your local community, like neighbors, police, fire department, and local government (to the extent possible) then you are really running late! We have Tyrannical control measures which violate the law, the constitution, and your God-Given Natural Rights being implemented, and they are being imposed now!
This is an historical power grab on the order of the Nazis, and you better organize your town, county, and state to defend against it or you may find yourself in real, inescapable trouble!
Let’s talk about going to your County Board meetings, shall we?
This is a 3-part video that will answer your questions and show you the Supervisors IN THEIR OWN WORDS.
Most importantly, I have TALKING POINTS for you that you can use tomorrow here in Orange County, or whenever your County will be meeting. You can download these talking points at https://thehealthyamerican.org.
The Orange County Board of Supervisors will be meeting tomorrow, May 25th, at the Hall of Administration, 333 W. Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana, CA. Be there by 9:00AM.
We had an amazing turnout 2 weeks ago, and we need to keep going. This is a 10-round fight and we are only in Round 2! We will not be giving up! Are you with me?
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Johns Hopkins published this study on Sunday which posits that Covid is nowhere near the disaster we’re being told it is. I would summarize it for you or offer pull-quotes but honestly you just have to read it yourself because it’s mind-blowing. The original article is now deleted from the Johns Hopkins website … for some reason. Luckily the internet is forever and it’s available via the Wayback Machine. Here is the article in its entirety:
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According to new data, the U.S. currently ranks first in total COVID-19 cases, new cases per day and deaths. Genevieve Briand, assistant program director of the Applied Economics master’s degree program at Hopkins, critically analyzed the effect of COVID-19 on U.S. deaths using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in her webinar titled “COVID-19 Deaths: A Look at U.S. Data.”
From mid-March to mid-September, U.S. total deaths have reached 1.7 million, of which 200,000, or 12% of total deaths, are COVID-19-related. Instead of looking directly at COVID-19 deaths, Briand focused on total deaths per age group and per cause of death in the U.S. and used this information to shed light on the effects of COVID-19.
She explained that the significance of COVID-19 on U.S. deaths can be fully understood only through comparison to the number of total deaths in the United States.
After retrieving data on the CDC website, Briand compiled a graph representing percentages of total deaths per age category from early February to early September, which includes the period from before COVID-19 was detected in the U.S. to after infection rates soared.
Surprisingly, the deaths of older people stayed the same before and after COVID-19. Since COVID-19 mainly affects the elderly, experts expected an increase in the percentage of deaths in older age groups. However, this increase is not seen from the CDC data. In fact, the percentages of deaths among all age groups remain relatively the same.
“The reason we have a higher number of reported COVID-19 deaths among older individuals than younger individuals is simply because every day in the U.S. older individuals die in higher numbers than younger individuals,” Briand said.
Briand also noted that 50,000 to 70,000 deaths are seen both before and after COVID-19, indicating that this number of deaths was normal long before COVID-19 emerged. Therefore, according to Briand, not only has COVID-19 had no effect on the percentage of deaths of older people, but it has also not increased the total number of deaths.
These data analyses suggest that in contrast to most people’s assumptions, the number of deaths by COVID-19 is not alarming. In fact, it has relatively no effect on deaths in the United States.
This comes as a shock to many people. How is it that the data lie so far from our perception?
To answer that question, Briand shifted her focus to the deaths per causes ranging from 2014 to 2020. There is a sudden increase in deaths in 2020 due to COVID-19. This is no surprise because COVID-19 emerged in the U.S. in early 2020, and thus COVID-19-related deaths increased drastically afterward.
Analysis of deaths per cause in 2018 revealed that the pattern of seasonal increase in the total number of deaths is a result of the rise in deaths by all causes, with the top three being heart disease, respiratory diseases, influenza and pneumonia.
“This is true every year. Every year in the U.S. when we observe the seasonal ups and downs, we have an increase of deaths due to all causes,” Briand pointed out.
When Briand looked at the 2020 data during that seasonal period, COVID-19-related deaths exceeded deaths from heart diseases. This was highly unusual since heart disease has always prevailed as the leading cause of deaths. However, when taking a closer look at the death numbers, she noted something strange. As Briand compared the number of deaths per cause during that period in 2020 to 2018, she noticed that instead of the expected drastic increase across all causes, there was a significant decrease in deaths due to heart disease. Even more surprising, as seen in the graph below, this sudden decline in deaths is observed for all other causes.
Graph depicts the number of deaths per cause during that period in 2020 to 2018.
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.
Graph depicts the total decrease in deaths by various causes, including COVID-19.
The CDC classified all deaths that are related to COVID-19 simply as COVID-19 deaths. Even patients dying from other underlying diseases but are infected with COVID-19 count as COVID-19 deaths. This is likely the main explanation as to why COVID-19 deaths drastically increased while deaths by all other diseases experienced a significant decrease.
“All of this points to no evidence that COVID-19 created any excess deaths. Total death numbers are not above normal death numbers. We found no evidence to the contrary,” Briand concluded.
In an interview with The News-Letter, Briand addressed the question of whether COVID-19 deaths can be called misleading since the infection might have exacerbated and even led to deaths by other underlying diseases.
“If [the COVID-19 death toll] was not misleading at all, what we should have observed is an increased number of heart attacks and increased COVID-19 numbers. But a decreased number of heart attacks and all the other death causes doesn’t give us a choice but to point to some misclassification,” Briand replied.
In other words, the effect of COVID-19 on deaths in the U.S. is considered problematic only when it increases the total number of deaths or the true death burden by a significant amount in addition to the expected deaths by other causes. Since the crude number of total deaths by all causes before and after COVID-19 has stayed the same, one can hardly say, in Briand’s view, that COVID-19 deaths are concerning.
Briand also mentioned that more research and data are needed to truly decipher the effect of COVID-19 on deaths in the United States.
Throughout the talk, Briand constantly emphasized that although COVID-19 is a serious national and global problem, she also stressed that society should never lose focus of the bigger picture — death in general.
The death of a loved one, from COVID-19 or from other causes, is always tragic, Briand explained. Each life is equally important and we should be reminded that even during a global pandemic we should not forget about the tragic loss of lives from other causes.
According to Briand, the over-exaggeration of the COVID-19 death number may be due to the constant emphasis on COVID-19-related deaths and the habitual overlooking of deaths by other natural causes in society.
During an interview with TheNews-Letter after the event, Poorna Dharmasena, a master’s candidate in Applied Economics, expressed his opinion about Briand’s concluding remarks.
“At the end of the day, it’s still a deadly virus. And over-exaggeration or not, to a certain degree, is irrelevant,” Dharmasena said.
When asked whether the public should be informed about this exaggeration in death numbers, Dharmasena stated that people have a right to know the truth. However, COVID-19 should still continuously be treated as a deadly disease to safeguard the vulnerable population.
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Facebook and Twitter will certainly block this article within hours of its publication. Just like Johns Hopkins deleted it from its site. The question is … why?
I KNEW this data was coming some time ago! I mean old people DIE every day!
What the Globalist scumbags attempted here was to mislabel cancer, heart disease, influenza, & pneumonia deaths as “Covid 19” deaths!
I KNEW that once the numbers came out that we’d see a drastic reduction in ALL CAUSES OF DEATH because of the government offering financial incentives to doctors and hospitals to label deaths as Covid19 deaths by offering them thousands of dollars per diagnosis to misdiagnose cases!!!
So now we are seeing ALL CAUSES OF DEATH to drastically reduce in number because instead of honest diagnoses we were lied to and told these deaths were Covid 19 deaths.
So suddenly we have no heart disease deaths because they have all been diagnosed as Covid 19 deaths! We have no Cancer deaths because the people who died of cancer were diagnosed as Covid 19 deaths etc…….
I want to see government officials going to PRISON!!! I want to see Department of Justice officials going to PRISON!!! I want to see ALL INVOLVED GOING TO PRISON!!!
If they are not punished for this our country is illegitimate! Our government is illegitimate! Our Justice System is illegitimate! So what good is it?
If our government has grown this CORRUPT then it’s our DUTY as Americans to ABOLISH this corrupt governing body!!! Else we become slaves to tyrants!!!
Sorry…… My forefathers KILLED TYRANTS! NOT submitted to them!!!