Apparently you’re a Nazi if you protest against the official Coronavirus narrative in Germany:
On Wednesday, three days before the demo, having successfully whipped the New Normal masses up into a state of wide-eyed panic over the imminent neo-Nazi invasion, the Berlin government banned the protests. The New Normal masses celebrated. A few concerns about … you know, democracy, were perfunctorily voiced, but they were quickly silenced when Interior Senator Andreas Geisel explained that abrogating the people’s constitutional right to freedom of assembly, and freedom of speech, and to petition their government, was not in any way a totalitarian act, but was purely a matter of “protecting the public health.” (my added emphasis)
Here”s yet another example of the supremacy of “public health”. It’s the only thing that matters. Everything else – freedom of assembly and speech, etc – are trivial by comparison.
Smokers have known this for a long time, of course.They were expelled from pubs and cafes and restaurants to combat the supposed threat to “public health” posed by their tobacco smoke.
The latest threat to “public health” is the coronavirus epidemic. Unlike tobacco smoke, this actually is a real threat. But it’s not much worse a threat than that posed by annual ‘flu epidemics. But, as ever, it’s a threat that has been exaggerated, this time to more or less close down the entire economy.
But it’s just one in a long line of imaginary threats to “public health”, which include the threat of sea level rise as a result of Global Warming or Climate Change, Brexit, Trump, and much else beside.
Since huge amounts of money are thrown into fighting such threats, they now compete with each other to become the top threat deserving the greatest funding. For example:
Bill Gates issued a stark warning for the world: ‘As awful as this pandemic is, climate change could be worse’
Climate change is a more important issue than coronavirus, Brexit or Scottish independence. It’s time to start taking it seriously – Kenny MacAskill MP
The likely end result will be that nobody will take any of these threats seriously. And it will lead to the demise of the greedy, fear-mongering Public Health industry. And this may have just started.
There’s a collapse in public trust in all authority under way. It’s why the mainstream media are increasingly ignored, and new people – usually individuals, like Joe Rogan or Alex Jones or Michael Savage, to name just a few – have sprung up in their place, attracting far greater audiences than they do. There’s a public hunger for authentic individuals telling their own personal truth, rather than merely reading scripts from teleprompters.
What makes an authentic individual? For a start, they’re individual people rather than companies (like BBC or CNN). Secondly they’re not in glitzy well-lit studios, but instead in dim-lit simple rooms surrounded by personal effects. Thirdly they’re not wearing suits, and they’re often wearing headphones/earphones and talking into visibly huge microphones. Fourthly they speak unscripted, smile, laugh, drink mugs of coffee, and (occasionally) smoke cigarettes (or something).
I think what happens is that people can identify with them, if they look like them, speak like them, and live in homes like them. People can believe them in ways they increasingly can’t believe the stuffed suits on television.
Television is old media: a single company one-way broadcasting to millions. The internet is new media: individual people in two-way conversation. In the old media the audience never got heard.
One of the most successful in the new media, Joe Rogan, is always in face-to-face conversation with someone. The conversations are perfectly natural, and can last for hours.
It’s a new world.
Following on from a recent post about Stonehenge, odd thing I found out yesterday: several of Britain’s major megalithic sites – Avebury (Latitude: 51.4238° N, Longitude -1.8525° W), Silbury hill (51.4157° N, -1.8574° W), Stonehenge ( 51.1740° N, -1.8224° W) and Old Sarum (51.1017° N, -1.7843° W)- all share within 7/100th of a degree the same longitude, and all lie within a north-south corridor 3 km wide and at least 80 km long. Several other less well-known sites also fall inside the same corridor. Is this just chance, or was there once a corridor connecting the sites?
If the north-south corridor is extended in length to some 560 km into northern England, it reaches the east coast of England at about the island of Lindisfarne or Holy Island (55.6808° N, -1.8009° W).