Tom Woods Demonstrates Uselessness of Masks

Tom Woods has put together an excellent group of charts demonstrating very clearly the uselessness of mask mandates.

What he hasn’t done is demonstrate clearly – or even at all – the damage caused by these mask mandates.

You know wearing a mask interferes with your respiration and changes many things including CO2 levels and there are people for whom this is a dangerous thing – and it is not good for anyone.

And there’s an interesting ‘obvious after it’s been pointed out’ thing many scientific observers have pointed out, including, I think, the WHO and Dr John Ioannidis: wearing a mask can cause people to think they are somehow magically protected and protecting and cause them perhaps to do things they shouldn’t do.

False confidence

But there’s another aspect more to do with psychology, individual and group, national psychology. And that is the insidious growth of the belief that we are to meekly do precisely as we’re told whenever told by people offering no legitimate reasons for the demand and in fact not having legitimate authority to make those demands.

It is a kind of Pavlovian training, you see. It doesn’t matter whether masks are effective or not, it doesn’t matter if there really is a threat or not, it doesn’t matter if there are associated factors mitigating against the use of masks – all unimportant – what matters is merely the putting on of masks when told.

All that matters for this to succeed is for people to do as they’re told. It is obedience training. What you actually do is immaterial. In fact it is excellent if a great fuss is made about the particular thing – such as the effectiveness of masks or the right kind of mask and so on… for it distracts attention from the core evil which is simply obedience training.

Such debates, discussions, in fact carry an implied acceptance. Avoiding the core issue and talking about the particular thing: lockdowns, masks, travel restrictions, curfews, whatever – means that tacitly it is accepted that you can be told to do these things and should do them and will do them and in fact while having these discussions generally people are doing them!

It’s a misdirection. A sleight of hand.

Now we have people checking in at every shop and office so that the govt has your location plotted for every hour of every day.

Docile sheep, docketed, ticketed, numbered, locked into their breeding compounds when ordered, told to never touch each other and told to wear muzzles and to check in at every place they go.

That is what has been accomplished.

While the ‘leaders’ do whatever they like without ever offering any rational justification or wholehearted participation with the people – and destroy the nation’s economy driving thousands into poverty immediately, wrecking their businesses and guaranteeing poverty and hardship into the future.

That’s what has been accomplished.

The American Covid Situation

It’s the American situation that is held up as an example of the horrors of covid and the terrible danger we’re sheltering from at the cost of our national life, freedoms, economy, health, sanity and whatever else… isn’t it?

But it is the American situation that we’re mainly talking about when we say things are not so bad with the virus but things are terribly worse with the measures.

No one seems to understand or perhaps they don’t believe or perhaps they just don’t care.

So I’ll say it again:

The virus isn’t as bad as it’s made out to be – nothing remotely worth going to these extremes for and:

These extremes

1. Don’t work and

2. Are horrendously harmful.

So that’s it, see? I might be wrong about that but actually I’m just repeating what well qualified people have said and are saying. I wish people would check it out for themselves.

Anyway: back to America. Here’s an interesting little look at America today. It was forecast that the USA would go to hell in a handbasket after millions of people willfully defied their ‘masters’ and travelled and congregated in large groups all over the country for family reunions an halloween dinners and parties and merry making.

That was the prophecy.

Here’s what happened- see for yourself – there’s nine states represented in the first chart and all nine were peaking in cases before the holiday. Just about at the holiday or shortly before cases began to fall – in ALL nine states (i.e. regardless of any differences in ‘measures’) and the fall continued DESPITE the ‘remiss and terrible’ behaviour of the people. i.e. the behaviour of the people – throwing away all the measures – made no difference to the behaviour of the virus at all.

Understand? The other side of that is, of course, that the measures make no difference at all as has been demonstrated so often.

Australia claims differently. Which is so much bull. For a different thing is happening in Australia. It is in quarantine. There is no covid here. Whenever there is it has swiftly been isolated and allowed to burn out.

That’s not an instance of an epidemic being effected by ‘measures’ that’s an instance of an epidemic never getting started.

So what’s wrong with that? Well it’s all a matter of costs, isn’t it?

Quarantining Australia and wiping out incidences of the virus when it does get in is costing an enormous amount and I’m not just talking money.

It is costing so much that it is almost certainly costing more than the virus would cost. As each day goes by that becomes more and more certain, of course, because daily the cost mounts.

Now they say all bets are off because there’ll be a vaccine. But that too is a cost. That will be a horrendous cost. Billionaires are going to be made in bigpharma on this. With billions out of our pockets. Millionaires are going to be made on the ground providing the means to keep the bloody thing at -70° all the time. By providers of vaccination services and ‘stations’ and staff and transport et al…

That cost alone would probably be more than the cost of the virus would be.

For a vaccine that is not a cure. That does not guarantee 100% protection. That will have it’s own contra-indications (i.e. times, situations, where it must not be given) and will need re-working when the next variant of the virus pops up.

Which will probably be every year. So these billionaires and millionaires are looking forward to a gravy train to keep them going the rest of their lives.

And the politicians are looking forward to a power spree like they’ve never dreamed of for the foreseeable future, too – they’ll be able to, they are planning to, keep all kinds of measures constantly on the books, all kinds of freedoms permanently curtailed – AND they’ll be able to cream their jeans doing that only thing they prefer more than exerting power over the masses which is: spending the mass’s money.

Now that’s cost, too. Isn’t it? Would you call it a benefit? It’s not a benefit. It is a cost.

See for yourself, please:

The Villain Stands Revealed.

Just watching a ‘Sky News’ thing where they’re castigating Dan Andrews.

Scapegoat finding time. There’s going to be plenty of opportunity for that in the future as all is revealed. The past and the future, all to be revealed. The past madness, the future madnesses planned and the costs to be met, the suffering created.

Good. I’m glad it is all getting out.

But just one thing: it’s not all Dan Andrew’s fault, not anything like it.

This is the comment I made on that video:

I totally agree Andrews is reprehensibly at fault.
But the major villain is us.
We are supposed to be democrat voters and citizens and part of the political process. Of the people for the people by the people – remember?

We should have been on the backs of the pollies from the word go when the alarmism and obscurantism and downright falsehoods and misrepresentations begain.

But we didn’t and still don’t, come to that.

Go out in the street and ask people what’s the death rate of the virus?
Who does it kill at what rate?
What treatments are there?
What makes you particularly prone?
What does ‘death rate’ mean, anyway?
Per case? Per head of population? Per ICU case, what?
What constitutes a ‘case’?
A PCR finding? Showing symptoms? Admission to hospital? Admission to ICU?
Whats happened in the world with the various ‘measures’ ?
Is there anywhere it’s turned out to be harmless without any measures at all?

And so on….

And you will get a blank. A big nothing. Because they don’t know and they haven’t demanded to know and your t.v. media shows haven’t demanded either.
And the opposition political parties haven’t demanded either.
And the scientific establishment hasn’t demanded on our behalf either.
And on and on….
And all to be repeated with respect to the damages incurred by the measures…\

What’s all that?

It is vast condemnation of the whole thing and of everyone concerned.
In particular, in a democracy: the people.
The pollies: junk. Ah well, they are frail humans wanting to be on show as pollies is all.

The media: junk. ah well, they are frail human beings wanting to be on show…
etc… etc..

But the people? they are the people. Supposedly acting in their own interest.
But walking around in empty streets with masks on.
Gathering in web venues to complain an iterate and reiterate the same old stuff… while doing nothing, nothing, nothing…
that’s the guts of the matter.

the emperor has been shown to be without clothes.
but the emperor in a democracy is the people themselves.
we deserve nothing but rubbish.
and that’s what we’ve got.
and that’s what’s projected for us to get for the foreseeable future…

And that bloke with his ‘score card’ and his observations – he’s part of the problem, totally, useless talking head. He misses the point absolutely, too. All the points. He’s a nothing. And that’s been the trouble from the beginning. All we see/hear are the nothings. The somethings like Dr john Ioannidis and so on… nope, don’t see them…

and here’s the video – though it is not worth watching….:

You’re a Cant

Found the missing word!

For maybe years now I’ve felt a lack of a word. Some word to describe this ubiquitous phenomenon today of insincere people imposing their will on us all in the name of this or that minority.

Theodore Dalrymple, that most worthy man, has apparently found the word for me according to a post in ‘the Skeptical Doctor’ where it quotes him as having said:

Cant is more destructive than hypocrisy because it is harder to expose and because a humbug deceives himself as well as others, while a mere hypocrite retains some awareness; he is a rogue rather than a villain. Cant is the vehement public expression of concern for others, or of anger at an opinion casting doubt on some moral orthodoxy that is not, and cannot be, genuinely felt, its vehemence being a shield for insincerity and lack of confidence in the orthodox opinion.

Leaders in cant are not inquirers after truth but seekers of power, if only the power to destroy, which is often a delight in itself. Cant is the weapon of the ambitious mediocrity, a class of person that has become much more numerous with the extension, but also dilution, of tertiary education. Such people believe that social prominence is their due.

That’s it. Without a doubt. The venom that is rotting our society from within.

That’s it. They’re cants. I’ve been using a very similar word which though it was right in what it said didn’t satisfy as being overall too vague, too essentially pointless, failing to attack the essence of these people.

They’re cants.

That’s what they are.