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From the press release: In this ground-breaking new history of early America, historian Robert Zimmerman not only exposes the lie behind The New York Times 1619 Project that falsely claims slavery is central to the history of the United States, he also provides profound lessons about the nature of human societies, lessons important for Americans today as well as for all future settlers on Mars and elsewhere in space.

 
Conscious Choice: The origins of slavery in America and why it matters today and for our future in outer space, is a riveting page-turning story that documents how slavery slowly became pervasive in the southern British colonies of North America, colonies founded by a people and culture that not only did not allow slavery but in every way were hostile to the practice.  
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More data: Lockdowns did nothing to slow COVID

It was always about power: A review of 87 regions worldwide has now found that the lockdowns imposed in panic in the past year did nothing to slow COVID, while contributing massively to economic devastation and increased mortality associated directly to that devastation.

Both a restrictive and global analysis were performed in the study. In the restrictive analysis, direct comparison of two regions took place if three of the four following conditions were similar: population density, percentage of urban population, human development index, and total area of the region. The global comparisons included regions and countries worldwide.

In the restrictive analysis, only one comparison (or 3 percent)—between the state of Roraima, Brazil, and the state of Rondonia, Brazil—was significant, while in the global comparisons, only 1.6 percent were significantly different. “Indeed,” the researchers wrote, “the global comparison confirmed the results found in the restrictive one; only 1.6 percent of the death rates could be explained by staying at home.”

Put another way, in about 98 percent of the comparisons, there was “no evidence that the number of deaths/million is reduced by staying at home.” The findings were backed up by real-world examples taking place at the time.

Even if this study had found that there was a five percent reduction in COVID deaths resulting from lockdowns, that number would not have justified the damage done to lives, businesses, and the health of millions because they were trapped in their homes, could not work, or see their doctor for other health concerns.

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10 comments

  • Cotour

    ​Related: The lock downs may not have had much or any effect in regards to Covid 19, but one way or another it has served a purpose.

    MODERN REAL WORLD DOCUMENTED EXAMPLES OF S.O.M. APPLIED :

    ​A: Dr. Anthony Fauci, an empowered government leadership agency head chooses to strategically lie about the use of masks related to controlling the spread of Covid 19 in order to protect the supply of N95 masks to front line hospital workers. Dr. Fauci Made the Coronavirus Pandemic Worse by Lying About Masks (msn.com)

    ​Dr. Fauci in his position of authority within government made a judgement and subjectively chose to endanger the lives of the general public in the interests of the “Greater Good” and protecting the limited supply of N95 masks. In doctor Dr. Fauci’s empowered opinion he made the best choice. Some do not agree with that decision. But it was his decision to strategically formulate and make.

    This is a good and simple example of S.O.M. where a decision made by a government official more than likely cost members of the public their lives in pursuit of the “Greater Good” and the securing of the S.O.M prime directive.

    On a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 is the least Public Realm morally offensive decision leadership might choose to make, and 10 is the most offensive and depraved Public Realm decision leadership might make in pursuit of fulfilling the S.O.M. prime directive, this strategic decision by, Dr. Fauci, an empowered government agency head, IMO is about a 3 or 4.

    ​B: February, 27, 1933, The Reichstag Fire. “The supposed arsonist was a Dutchman, Marinus van der Lubbe, whom some have claimed was brought to the scene of the crime by Nazi agents.”

    ​Reichstag fire | Summary, Significance, Images, Video, Enabling Act, & Facts | Britannica

    ​Who really set the fire during this pivotal political time in Nazi Germany? The end result was that Adolf Hitler was further able to secure his power and we all know where that lead. I think the term, “By Any Means Necessary” is well justified here.

    ​Joseph Goebbels: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

    ​If true and the Nazi’s in deed did execute this Strategy Over Morality in further pursuit of political power, and I have no problem believing that they in deed did, then that would rank pretty high on the S.O.M. scale, a 9 or a 10 for sure IMO.

  • Cotour

    I hear political analysts and politicians question regarding specifically the likes of Bill DeBlasio, Marxist mayor of NYC, and now Joe Potemkin president Biden.

    The media and political players proclaim: “They are mishandling”, either NYC or the invasion of illegals on border for example.

    There is no “Mishandling” of anything going on. We are all witness to raw formulated agenda being executed in furtherance of the acquisition of and the retention of power. Both are doing the best work of their lives.

    Both politicians and their handlers ignore, wave off and divert any criticism by engaging in the “Two” conversations. Pander to those in the media and politics who are having the conversation by giving them some contrived acceptable “Truth” in their efforts to seemingly remedy what ever subject is on the table.

    And then they continue on with what ever must be executed based on what their agenda and power situations allows. And now these two leaders are pretty much able to go as far as they please. And the public is witness to it all and they are distracted by the premise of the conversation from their point of view, “the rational remedy”. There is no rational remedy.

    There is no “Mishandling”, no “mistakes” on going, there is only agenda, and the rational conversation is but a distraction to make the public believe that something is underway that properly addresses the situation.

    The real TRUTH that no one dares utter?

    The presidency has been taken over through corruption and fraud and along with the other branches of government our country is systematically being invaded by illegals in order to help ensure that through the numbers the Democrats will be able to retain their power and further install their Leftist agendas to retain their power.

    Why does no one speak the plain truth?

  • m d mill

    While I agree with the main thrust of this post it must be stated for the record that lock-down for only a 3 month period was apparently completely effective in New Zealand , and it would be good if RZ acknowledged this. This is a case where something can work in theory but is impractical or unworkable in most real world cases.

  • Cotour

    “IMPENDING DOOM” AND AN EXPLICITE OPEN BORDER POLICY

    Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly crying as she makes a statement about the virus. This is what she believes. (And I do not like leaders that cry under pressure, its really not projecting competence or strength.)

    “The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made an emotional plea with the American public on Monday, describing her sense of “impending doom” as she urged people not to let their guard down as COVID-19 cases are on the rise again.”

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/cdcs-dr-walensky-makes-emotional-plea-to-americans-as-covid-cases-rise-again-11617042479?mod=hp_minor_pos19

    All while president Joe Biden and the Democrat party leadership has greatly incentivized the invasion of our Southern border. Incentivizing illegal immigrants rushing the border in order to increase their Democrat population numbers. They allow them in, give them a pile of money, they may be infected, and they bus, fly and release them in your country. And you pay for it all.

    And along with that comes the potential for Covid infected illegal immigrants and the re infecting of the American population with an even more virulent mutation from Brazil. And when is this happening? During an international virus pandemic, the one that the CDC director is nearly crying about.

    Does any of this make any sense to you? Well it does not matter, they don’t care anyway.

    This is exactly what they have planned and intend, there are no mistakes here.

  • Phill O

    The communist (trudeau) government in Canada is looking at more lockdowns

    https://tnc.news/2021/03/27/furey-another-lockdown-seriously/

    What about the health of all the illegals being released into the SW )US) communities?

  • Cotour

    A friend just sent me a message that he received from his gym this morning related to the vaccine and the gym:

    “Please be advised: To assure the safety of our staff and clients, ### Fitness will not be accepting new personal training clients who have taken the experimental vaccine. This decision was made in consultation with our insurance company and health professionals”

    Make of that what you will.

    I proposed from the start that Congress formulate some liability out for anyone who during this declared national emergency / pandemic event who alleges their getting the virus from a business that that business have some degree of protection from that liability.

    I do not know what effects this immunity from liability might have in regards to individuals rights overall but this IMO is the reason that the government is pushing the vaccines and no other form of therapy other than the vaccines.

  • This is being posted for Cotour, for technical reasons:

    Scientists project needing a “NEW” vaccine in one year?
    From the Guardian: “The planet could have a year or less before first-generation Covid-19 vaccines are ineffective and modified formulations are needed, according to a survey of epidemiologists, virologists and infectious disease specialists.”

    Then we have this data:
    “The number of deaths related to vaccines this year has absolutely skyrocketed. According to the CDC’s own data, in 2021 in less than 3 months, we have already seen over 1,750 deaths due to vaccines in the US.”

    Almost twice the numbers of deaths related to these what can only be considered as experimental vaccines in the last 3 months compared to the last 10 years. Something to think about. What are the potential long term effects of these experimental vaccines on the general population? On young peoples reproductive systems?

    And the science indicates that everyone may have to again receive another experimental vaccine to deal with any mutations that will more than likely continue into the future?
    Sometimes, most times, every solution to a problem creates at least three new problems. The question remains to be seen whether those new problems are worse or or no consequence to the original problem.

    And the statistics indicate that at this moment in time the various vaccine offerings are effective in dealing with this version of the virus, Covid 19. Are these numbers of deaths attributed to them worth the risk? Many say, yes.

    And I can see that there is much less stress in the world because of this perception of safety after someone has had the vaccine. Fear is a powerful motivator. But remember fear is also used as a tool of manipulation, we see it every day in politics.

  • Cotour

    AND THEY ARE PROSING IT BE USED

    Scientists project needing a “NEW” vaccine in one year?

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/mar/30/new-covid-vaccines-needed-within-year-say-scientists

    “The planet could have a year or less before first-generation Covid-19 vaccines are ineffective and modified formulations are needed, according to a survey of epidemiologists, virologists and infectious disease specialists.”

    Then we have this data:

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/wp-content/uploads/2021-03-29-CDC-Vaccine-Deaths-by-Year.jpg

    “The number of deaths related to vaccines this year has absolutely skyrocketed. According to the CDC’s own data, in 2021 in less than 3 months, we have already seen over 1,750 deaths due to vaccines in the US.”

    Almost twice the numbers of deaths related to these what can only be considered as experimental vaccines in the last 3 months compared to the last 10 years. Something to think about. What are the potential long term effects of these experimental vaccines on the general population? On young peoples reproductive systems?

    And the science indicates that everyone may have to again receive another experimental vaccine to deal with any mutations that will more than likely continue into the future? At what point does it end?

    Sometimes, most times, every solution to a problem creates at least three new problems. The question remains to be seen whether those new problems are worse or of no consequence to the original problem.

    And the statistics indicate that at this moment in time the various vaccine offerings are effective in dealing with this version of the virus, Covid 19. Are these numbers of deaths attributed to them worth the risk? Many say, yes although most are unaware of these statistics I am certain.

    And I can see that there is much less stress in the world because of this perception of safety after someone has had the vaccine. Fear is a powerful motivator. But remember fear is also used as a tool of manipulation, we see it every day in politics.

  • Cotour

    WHO WOULD HAVE THUNK? TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF

    And keeping in mind, I have no PhD in medicine and I am not a medical doctor, but through my investigations I have been doing this from the jump. Nothing on the subject from any of our American government “authorities” like, Dr. Fauci or the CDC on the subject that I have seen.

    ONLY: “Everyone must take the vaccine”. (Government is always ham handed and must always be assumed incompetent at the minimum)

    https://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Article/2021/04/08/Irish-Government-committee-outlines-policies-needed-to-promote-Vitamin-D#

    Finally a government agency (In Ireland) has set forth to establish rational measures related to the ingesting of Vitamin D in attempting to manage the effects of Covid 19.

    Imagine, a government agency and study indicates that the population should have been taking care of themselves using these inexpensive therapies in order to avoid infection in the first place and or lessen the effects if you should find yourself infected with Covid 19.

    Go figure, who would have thunk?

  • Edward

    m d mill wrote: “While I agree with the main thrust of this post it must be stated for the record that lock-down for only a 3 month period was apparently completely effective in New Zealand , and it would be good if RZ acknowledged this.

    New Zealand does not acknowledge this, because it was the contact tracing that did the job, not the lockdown. Unlike other places, such as the U.S., New Zealand was quick to employ the tried and true method of contact tracing. Lockdowns are untried and useless. Lockdowns may work in flawed theories, but they recreate the very conditions of flu season — people crowding themselves indoors for extended periods of time. Exposure is increased, not decreased.

    Rather than performing contact tracing, the U.S. Democrats advocated for people to go to the places where there were the best chances for contracting the flu: Chinatowns and their New Year parades. Rather than protect the most vulnerable, several Democrat governors actively sent ailing patients into collections of the most vulnerable; a year later, the U.S. news media finally seem to acknowledge that this was the wrong thing to do. Some Democrat governors even banned the use of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as a possible treatment, despite several observations that it worked in many cases. New Zealand did not do these stupid things, so the spread was better controlled there.

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