In an odd way, looking back, I think I was fortunate to have grown up in Rhodesia. Thanks to that experience I was introduced early to what is now known as ‘fake news’. This, courtesy of the BBC because I heard their reports on what was happening in the country and I knew they were lying. When not lying they were reporting a distorted and one-sided view of events because they were pursuing a clear political agenda and were never going to allow the facts to get in the way of a good story. Regrettably, because of their global reach, they were highly effective in their goal of mobilizing the world into adopting a hostile position and thereby wrought the destruction of the country. But never in my wildest dreams then did I think I would live to look to Moscow for credible reportage and that is exactly where I find myself today.
While most Western media outlets, particularly the BBC, continue to mislead their listeners with distorted facts and figures regarding the pandemic, RT (Russian Television) News is giving welcome attention to the bigger picture, and this includes the success story coming out of Sweden that we hear so little about. Sweden’s reaction to the outbreak from the outset was one of wise moderation involving virtually no lockdown restrictions while providing sensible guidelines for living with a problem their doctors, scientists and politicians recognised as a threat and one that would not end anytime soon, but not dangerous enough to warrant the confinement of the populace to their homes indefinitely and the self-destruction of the economy.
At this point in time, Sweden is reporting one of the lowest infection rates in Europe and no recent deaths. Their model appears to have been the most successful and therefore this news must be suppressed. RT also goes on to report on the massive surge in drug-related deaths in many Western countries including the UK and US and there is little doubt these deaths are directly related to the regimens in place as we ‘follow the science’
The reason why the BBC and other ‘liberal’ media ignore the Sweden story is because it does not suit the political – or the new ‘woking’ class . I am sorry to say it, but I did see this coming, wrote about it and pissed a lot of people off, but Corona has provided a heaven-sent opportunity for politicians all over the world to grab power, remove or curtail liberties and rule by decree. None of them will be happy to surrender these powers anytime soon and so the bad news needs to keep coming.
Let’s face it, the Corona virus was the platform to power for a seemingly constantly confused Joe Biden. The media convinced Americans it was all Trump’s fault, of course, and his removal from office was the only way the country could recover. Drug companies played their part by withholding the ‘good’ news regarding the vaccine until Trump was gone so the new administration benefited from a wave of confected goodwill. Biden assured the electorate the solution was at hand once in the White House; the vaccine was 98% effective and all they had to do was get the jabs and it would be back to the good old days. Biden and Fauci also assured their listeners it worked on all variants.
Just how long the Biden people can ride this wave of disinformation is questionable. Credible reports indicate the majority of Americans being admitted to hospital with Covid are those who have been vaccinated and they are also being told it is ineffective against the variants so nothing has changed really.
A more frightening example of how the scientists and media have provided the politicians with the pretext to take a country ever closer to a form of totalitarianism comes out of New Zealand. As we know from history the rise of fascism almost always comes from the left; and the far-left government of Jacinda Ardern is proving this once again.
Under her, the country is starting to look ever more like North Korea with borders slammed shut and ridiculously strict lockdown rules despite the fact that deaths from the disease are minimal. Sadly, the majority of people in the country believe these rules are in their interest and they seem happy to suffer accordingly. If, as seems likely, the rules will only be relaxed when people stop dying of Covid then they might be locked down for good.
Since the pandemic broke I have been a sceptic; not because I know anything about science or medicine; I know close to nothing; but because I have looked warily at the people driving the narrative and I don’t trust any of them.
Apart from the mainstream media this starts with Ghebreyesus the Ethiopian gangster at the head of the World Health Organisation (who appointed Robert Mugabe as WHO goodwill ambassador) at the behest of his Chinese benefactors; Tony Fauci, the chief medical advisor to the president of the US who changes his story every time he opens his mouth; and a legion of so-called ‘scientists’, all of who are from the liberal-left who seem to have got little right.
What all these people do have in common, however, is their shared belief that only they know what is good for the masses; any dissent from their mandates is utterly unacceptable and punishable by an array of restrictions and exclusions.
Stalin and Mao, Godfathers of totalitarianism, would have been proud of their successors, but surprised that their acolytes are flourishing in the ‘democratic’ West. And, most troubling of all, the majority of people in the western democracies appear to be celebrating the shackles on their freedom. This might well be the end of what was once known as ‘freedom’.