Analyzing the Science of COVID-19 (Part Two)
Analyzing the Science of COVID-19 (Part One)
Why Is Critical Thinking Essential?
There are a lot of different numbers being tossed around, but what do they really mean? Beneath the heart-stopping headlines and shocking statistics, there is usually sound data that provides the less alarming context.
News outlets use scare tactics to hook the human psyche. Indeed, this entire COVID “crisis” has been driven by very sophisticated propaganda, intentionally devious interpretations of data, and an embarrassing lack of critical thinking.
Scary headlines feed your fear. Naturally, living in a fearful state causes the mind to filter information in a way that confirms the need to be scared, so that you can stay alive. It’s a predictable part of being human.
This hardwired instinct is meant to keep you alive. Unfortunately, it also short-circuits critical thinking.
Why? Because if you’re running from a tiger, you don’t have time to stop and analyze every rustle in bushes behind you. Instead, you bolt toward whatever feels safest in that moment.
And so it is with COVID:
We see a shocking headline (the rustle in the bushes), and rather than analyze what is really being said, we bolt toward perceived safety–> the minds confirms prior conclusions about the pandemic (there IS a tiger chasing me!), and seeks comfort in proscribed solutions (the government/masks/vaccines will protect me).
Below you will find examples of critical analysis that demonstrate how to dig deeper into the data and find the truth of the situation for yourself.
What's Happening In the U.S.?
What's Happening In The World?
So What's REALLY Going On?
With a little critical thinking and elementary math, the narrative unravels pretty fast. That is why it is critical to shed assumptions, do the homework, and figure things out for yourself.
If you have recently figured out that the public is being fleeced, welcome to the club.
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Find links to many articles about adverse reactions to the experimental vaccines here:
This list of links was compiled by the American Freedom Alliance.
Their website has a plethora of resources available. You will find ways to take action, download flyers to distribute, and links to connect with other groups who are fighting for basic human rights.
From their website:
“Mandates imposed on individuals are an assault on our freedoms.
But mandates requiring each of us, indiscriminately and with no basis in science, to inject a drug into our bodies, are the most egregious of all.
Whether or not we choose to be vaccinated, whatever our reasons for saying yes or saying no, mandating it, either now while still experimental or later when the FDA approves them (as if there’s any question as to their approving any of them!) is an act that reeks of totalitarianism and is as counter to our founding and guiding principles as one can get.
And take note: such a mandate, with attendant verification requirements, will be only the beginning. The slippery slope of “it’s not just for your health but the health of your community” will end in a totalitarian hell.
Consider: If they can mandate that each of us, regardless of antibody status or any adverse health condition, take a drug whose long-term effects are unknown, against a virus that is eminently survivable and for which there are numerous treatments, as well as known means of prophylaxis, then what won’t they mandate?
They have been holding normal life hostage until we accede to the relentless pressure, and are bribing us in a whole host of ways to take an experimental and entirely unnecessary drug about which there is a lot to be concerned about; this kind of abrogation of freedoms in the name of compassion for our friends and neighbors is completely counter to all that we believe in. It is, in fact, far more compassionate to our friends and neighbors to stand up to tyranny than to capitulate to it.
So the American Freedom Alliance is taking a stand against these anti-Freedom measures.
It’s wonderful to be able to take a vaccine if one so desires. It’s crucial to not have to take one if one doesn’t so desire.
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This second letter was also sent on April 16th, 2020.
Because I love you all, I cannot, in good conscience, refrain from sharing the following information.
I understand this will be received with various degrees of receptivity. I understand each person will draw their own conclusions. I understand we may not all agree, but I will love you all regardless!
Let me state at the outset, I have a deep respect for each of you. I respect your intelligence and your decisions to do what you believe is best for yourself and your family. Who the hell am I anyway, right? Right. So, with that in mind, I’ll share a quote that has stirred me to action:
“Silence has made a coward of many a good man.” –Abraham Lincoln
Please know that I proceed with an exceedingly humble heart, seeking not to ‘stir the pot’ but to share, with the utmost sincerity, information I believe may have a profound and lasting impact on those whom I love. Being a warrior at heart, a fierce protector, I simply cannot forgo what needs to be said.
Regarding the current crisis, one of the most pressing questions is: How do we get out of this mess?
In article after article, source after source, I hear officials announcing that we absolutely cannot fully re-open, until we have the new Covid-19 vaccine. The projected consequences are far too dire. People will surely die. The toll will be unimaginable. Thus, this new vaccine will be necessary for public health and safety, and so that we can achieve herd immunity. So important in fact, that it will probably be mandatory.
Of course, it might be ‘voluntary’ – as in, if you want to send your kids to school, shop for groceries, or go to the bank, you’ll just have to prove that you’ve been vaccinated. It’s not that you technically have to be, it’s just that you will be considered a threat to public health if you don’t comply. Consequently, you won’t be allowed to play the game of life as we know it. This is strong-arm coercion at its finest.
Either way, the officials assure us, the vaccines are coming. And, in their own words, these vaccines will be “the entry way to the new normal across the planet.” THINK ABOUT THAT.
Now, take a deep breath… I’m about to do a cannonball into the deep end, in my birthday suit.
There is a longstanding public debate about vaccinations. Let’s not pretend that we all agree, but instead presume good will, and accept there is more than one reasonable conclusion. Said differently, I can choose to respect those who vaccinate their children, just the same as I can choose to respect those who do not vaccinate their children. There are plenty of intelligent people in both camps, some with medical degrees and a lifetime in public health, while the majority are just well meaning parents trying to do what they believe is the absolute best for their children.
Regardless, in every case, respect is a choice.
With that preface, let me peel down and bare my soul. I am not vaccinated. Whether it’s because my mom was a hippy, we were ignorant, or just too poor to go to the doctor, I dunno. Now, my child is not vaccinated. Not because we are poor, or ignorant, or because of religious reservations, but because Amy and I consumed as much material as we possibly could, reading stacks of books, investing countless hours researching, crosschecking, talking to doctors, contemplating, ruminating, and discussing the data we found, to arrive at the decision we firmly and sincerely believed to be in the very best interest of our beloved child.
Judge that how you will, the point that I’m driving at is this: We had a choice. It’s a deeply personal choice, and one that I would never want taken away from anyone. The day that vaccination becomes mandatory, we lose that choice. This, I believe, is a reality that is rapidly approaching.
Many agree, having heard it straight from the horse’s mouth: Dr. Fauci Sets Stage For Mandatory Vaccines
Try searching for “Covid vaccine progress” or “mandatory Covid vaccines” and you will see that this is just one of a seemingly endless stream of articles that are pushing this agenda. Yes, AGENDA.
When I first started seeing these headlines, I didn’t want to believe my eyes. As I started digging around, it became clear that this is no coincidence. The truth is, this is well thought out strategy that has been silently being implemented for many years. The U.N. adopted Agenda 21 in 1992, later declaring a Decade of Vaccines which seeks to achieve vaccinations for all by the year 2030. The WHO and the CDC are rapidly implementing this agenda. This is not conspiracy, these facts are right out in the open.
All three of these organizations proclaim good intentions, but have been proven to be corrupt. They have been bought out by pharmaceutical companies, and power players like the insidious Bill Gates, who continues to force experimental vaccines on children in third world countries, with disastrous results. I could write an entire email just on this turd. Rest assured, he’s eager to help with the current crisis, something he magically predicted in 2019, and is uniquely positioned to profit from (by creating the cure) in 2020.
I would be remiss if I failed to mention this is all part of his broader agenda to combine biometric tracking with vaccinations, by implanting digital IDs (already tested in Thailand) per his ID2020 agenda … and by the way, this is all being sanctioned by the U.N. … but that is rabbit hole I won’t go down for now.
The truth is, these powerful players have been prodding the public in this direction for decades. Consider the explosion in the number of mandatory vaccinations, how certain states no longer allow ‘opt out’ exemptions, how many employers now require flu vaccinations for their employees. This is a growing trend that has conditioned the public to accept these measures as necessary, without questioning the legitimacy of authority or the efficacy of treatment.
In each case, personal choice has been eliminated for the ‘greater good’ … that is, because ‘they’ know what is best, you don’t have a choice. This is the opposite of freedom, plain and simple. Let that sink in.
THAT said, I suppose I’ve shared all of this like a prolonged drum roll… to substantiate my personal resistance to forced vaccinations. Personally, I object on the principle of liberty; I object on the grounds of skewed science; and now I object on the grounds that our government has been hiding a hideous truth:
There has been a clear and concerted effort to cover up the undeniable damage caused by vaccinations worldwide.
A CDC whistleblower has made clear that the very organizations our doctors and families look to for guidance, have been maliciously hiding studies that document the irreparable damage to a statistically significant number of children being caused by certain vaccines. It’s almost unthinkable, and I’m sure you didn’t hear about it in the news.
There has been zero accountability, even though those involved have been grilled on capitol hill. This is saddening, sickening, and outright outrageous. Yesterday, I ran across a documentary created by a group of medical professionals who are trying to raise public awareness to this UNBELIEVALE scandal. Last night we watched it… it left me speechless… and then prompted these emails.
You need to know that this documentary has already been taken down at Amazon and several other platforms. Why? Why not look into it. Perhaps, it’s because the pharmaceutical companies earn uppers of $3 BILLION PER vaccine, which buys an obscene amount of influence over politicians, regulators, and media elites. Ultimately, they buy censorship. Just like Google, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc., these uber wealthy overlords are restricting information that doesn’t fit the narrative and serve their shared agenda: the consolidation of power.
If this is not intuitive to you, research it.
This documentary was exploding, which of course creates an incredible embarrassment to the government agencies and officials involved. Think about it: MILLIONS of parents would become instantly and righteously enraged. The public would rebel and reject their agenda. That’s why they don’t want you to know. How dare we question the need for quarantine and vaccination! Haven’t we been told? This is what’s best for the greater good!
Too many people forming their own opinions is a threat to those who believe they know what is best.
I could go on, but alas, that is a LOT to digest. If you only do one thing…
PLEASE WATCH THE DOCUMENTARY. This is not the time to rest comfortably in padded opinion.
Our children’s futures are shaped by our decisions. If we envision them enjoying vibrant healthy lives, embracing the gifts of liberty, and building their own American dreams, we must be vigilant. There are those who have a very different vision for their future. They believe they know what’s best… do you?
As with the last email, if you have questions, please ask. If you feel inclined to share a different perspective, please do. And, if this rings true and you know someone who would benefit from reading it, please share.
I have spoken from the heart.
I sent this letter on April 16th, 2020.
Dear family…. I love you all!
That is why I cannot, in good conscience, refrain from sharing the following information.
I understand this will be received with various degrees of receptivity. I understand each person will draw their own conclusions. I understand we may not all agree, and that’s okay with me.
There is no doubt we are experiencing a ‘crisis’ unlike any we have experienced before. Whether warranted or not, society has been shut down, schools closed, businesses shuttered, and the economy crushed. Unfortunately, I honestly believe we are far from escaping this fiasco, and the worst is yet to come. Why do I think that?
The logic is simple: ‘They’ (government officials, the powers that be, etc) have taken extraordinary preemptive measures, based on significantly flawed projections, which have radically restricted personal freedom and private enterprise. In effect, they have used fear to rationalize the implementation of authoritarian policies that are sketchy at best, and many believe to be entirely unconstitutional. With this new authority, they now dictate what is best for everyone, as we ‘collectively’ go to war against a scary invisible enemy that will crash upon us in wave after wave.
The stage has been set to justify total control over our lives for an unlimited amount of time. How quickly this has happened! For now, let’s skip over the fact that the vast majority of people are known to recover without serious effect. Isn’t it fair to ask why? Why now? Why not with H1N1, Ebola, or SARS? Regardless of the reasoning, isn’t it still fair to ask if the current draconian measures, destroying life as we know it, are the only reasonable solutions?
Assessing the situation, I believe this is a flawless sham. Some believe it has been planned.
I could go on and on about the theories of why this is all happening, but I will resist in an effort to drive straight to the most troubling point: We are rapidly losing our freedom of choice. (Actually, it would be more accurate to say that we are forfeiting our freedom for the illusion of safety and protection.) Still, closing schools, social distancing, working from home, and wearing masks all seem quite benign, so why would any good citizen resist such commonsense measures? I assure you that is not the point.
Consider this precedent: You can no longer participate in public life without mandatory compliance to rapidly evolving arbitrary laws. Right now, across America, people are being monitored by their phones, drones are being used to reinforce social distancing, and people are being forcefully removed from public spaces for noncompliance. Even neighbors are turning each other in. This is all so insane and unimaginable to me, if it were not playing out in real time I would hardly be able to believe it.
In fact, I don’t want to believe it. I want to look the other way, to assume that everything will work itself out, to pretend that sooner or later things will ‘get back to normal’. But that’s just wishful thinking. Many astute individuals have articulated exactly why this is not going to happen. Even Dr. Fauci himself says it might not ever happen. There are many reasons why, but again I will refrain from the tangent to be as clear as possible: Normal as we’ve known it, is no longer possible.
The infringement upon personal freedom, the misinformation and intentional fleecing, the incessant and insidious onslaught of propaganda and fear mongering… all of this has me more than a little disturbed. Surely this is a time to keep our eyes wide open. What’s really going on here? How can we know for sure? Do we even want to know? Well, I do, which is why I’m asking hard questions and digging in deep.
There are many links in this email, but these are just a tiny selection of what’s out there, of what I’ve been processing over the last few weeks. This email is a small collection of resources meant to stimulate thinking. If you are curious, read them. If you are skeptical, read them. Still unsure? Do your own research. Dig deeper. Share. I’d love to know what you think!
In reality, there is more information available than we could process all together in a lifetime. Much of it is conflicting, with doctors, experts, and statistics raging against each other. Who are we to believe? To be sure, selection bias and cognitive dissonance abound. What we need now is discernment. Critical thinking is a must. Wishful thinking and looking the other way will only welcome the noose around our necks… and I say that having been an optimist through and through since the day I was born.
This email sets the context for what I believe is the most pressing concern. Due to length, I’ve decided to divide this message into two parts. If any of this rings true and you think someone else would benefit from reading it, please share. If you have questions, please ask. If you feel inclined to share a different perspective, please do.
With that said, I’ll move to part two.
Listen to Senator Rand Paul's Inspiring Remarks
We are truly living in unprecedented times.
Federal, state, and local authorities are imposing the greatest constitutional overreach in the history of America. We must stand now and resist this unjust usurpation of basic human rights!
It is time to exercise your personal freedom, your free will, and your power of choice.
Choose to resist and start your peaceful protest today!
Scientific consensus simply does not mean that all scientists agree. Clearly this is not the case.
It would be foolish to dismiss the fact that thousands upon thousands of doctors and physicians are actively challenging the mainstream narrative surrounding Covid19.
The question is: Are you humble enough to consider dissenting consensus?
Masks have proven utterly useless in stopping the spread of the virus, which should be self-evident even to the casual observer.
In many places, mask mandates have been in place for nearly a year. This was suppose to flatten the curve, but what has actually happened to the case count over that time?
Have you considered how the spread of Covid is virtually identical in places that do not require citizens to mask up? You might compare and contrast the difference between states like California, Florida, and Texas for example. Spoiler alert: The drastic draconian measures in Cali have proven to be an epic failure… Perhaps that’s Governor Gavin Newsom is facing recall.
The real threat to our country is not an invisible viral enemy, but the fear and panic being fueled by finely tuned propaganda. Panic causes a short circuit in the critical thinking department.
Why is it that those who question the narrative, present alternate perspectives, or refuse to comply with unsubstantiate and unconsitutional mandates are now considered a threat to public safety?
You need only to consider the slander and ridicule of Dr. Simone Gold, founder of America’s Frontline Doctors, to witness what happens to the doctors who don’t fall inline. She was simply presenting a different perspective on Covid, based on her well qualified professional opinion. Have you listened to what she had to say? Or have you just listened to the people calling her names?
The truth is, there is more information available than any one person could ever consider. As a result of being human, we tend to drift toward information that confirms our implicit bias.
Given the situation, it seems that prudent leadership would consider the dissenting consensus.
Political discussion are inherently challenging. When talking to someone who holds a different perspective, emotional tensions often flare and misunderstandings abound.
If we can let go of some of our assumptions, and approach the conversation with virtue, we are much more likely to achieve a positive outcome. It might be a good time to ask a few obvious but often overlooked question:
What is the desired result? Why do we have political debates? Why should we entertain the conversation?
The short answer? Because it builds character.
Talking to people who hold radically different views can feel like a lost cause. But, that is only true if we are hellbent on converting them. It’s not easy to convince someone they are wrong.
You might consider a different approach. Try re-framing difficult political conversations as a learning experience. Maybe even allow the emotional provocation to shed light on your personal convictions.
We’re not just playing patty-cake, so what’s the point? The point is to allow wildly different ideas to penetrate the defense of our personal bias, thus affording empathetic insight into another way of thinking.
It sounds a little touchy-feely, but there are logical reasons to do so. Entertaining initially offensive ideas builds emotional resilience and bolsters EQ. This actually stretches the mental fibers, increasing our capacity for critical thinking.
Understanding Logical Limitations
What are our logical limitations? Given our finite lifespan and limited time and energy, we can only do so much thinking. Similarly, we can only accumulate so much knowledge. The fact is, our learning is limited.
This is important to understand. This is the reason that collaboration is essential. If we are trying to resolve super complex and pervasive social problems, we need to have the broadest scope of consideration possible.
Think about one person trying to examine and analyze a large building, say the White House. They could run around the outside and sketch a surface level description. Or, they could focus intensely and ascertain the finer details of some particular aspect. Let’s suppose there’s not time to do both.
It’s may be a silly hypothetical, but it makes the simple point. Logically, a larger number of people are better equipped to examine and analyze a complex situation.
Working toward political solutions at the local, state, or national levels, means working with limited time, energy, and understanding. When we work together, we expand our capacity think outside the box and find creative solutions.
Understanding Political Limitations
That said, there are other limitations that need to be acknowledged. Specifically, it would be wise to wrap our heads around certain inherent and unavoidable political limitations.
Political concepts seek to define and establish social roles between government and citizenry. It really boils down to authority. What authority does the government have? What authority do the citizens have?
Authority is an intriguing concept. Some might say it is a very seductive idea. We allow the government to exercise authority over our individual autonomy in exchange for perceived benefits, such as security or convenience.
What remains to be examined are the logical limitations of this authority. We won’t dive into the deep end here. Suffice it to say, there is a pressing need to reassess the currently accepted preconceptions surrounding government authority.
For now, let’s focus more on the practical aspects of political limitations. Politicians are just ordinary people, albeit with a propensity for social influence. Furthermore, government is just an abstract concept that confers authority on a small group of fallible human beings.
Clearly there are limits to what the government is capable of doing. We should keep in mind when supporting regulations that designed to rid the world of some perceived evil.
Understanding Consensual Limitations
Have you ever tried to get a large group of friends to agree on something? How about a hundred perfect strangers? Follow this train of thought a little further out, and you’ll abruptly encounter the inevitably frustrating consensual limitations.
In large groups of people there are more perspectives being represented, which makes it increasingly difficult to reach consensus. This is precisely why it is unreasonable to expect 315 MILLION people to agree on anything.
So, why does that matter? In theory, government authority is validated by the mutual consent of the governed. But, as you may suspect, it’s a shaky theory to say the least.
Consensual limitations should correspond with political limitations, which would balance government authority with the will of the people. Unfortunately, in the modern political context this plays out in a more dictatorial fashion.
You may have heard the phrase “no taxation without equal representation.” If that doesn’t ring a bell, it might be good to buff up on some history. The idea is that government doesn’t have the authority to take peoples money (tax), without consent.
Put simply, citizens may consent to taxation or other government shenanigans if they feel that politicians are adequately representing their best interests. This representation validates the conference of authority.
But, political consensus is a shifty beast. Emotionally charged social issues are as fickle as the weather. Policy that seems agreeable today, may sound outrageous tomorrow. What is a responsible citizen to do?
Applying political logic means being real about the intrinsic limitations of the political process. It seems wise to keep these limitations in mind as we work toward a mutually beneficial future.