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Today’s blacklisted American: Brownstone Institute blackballed by LinkedIn for associating with famed Harvard epidemiologist

They’re coming for you next: The non-profit Brownstone Institute, founded in 2021 to provide an outlet for educated dissent on science and economic issues, has found itself repeatedly censored by LinkedIn in the past two weeks because one of its founders is famed Harvard epidemiologist Martin Kulldorff.

Brownstone Institute: Censored

If you are a regular reader of this column you might remember Kulldorff’s name. He was blacklisted by the CDC, Twitter, and LinkedIn in late August because he dissents from the oppressive lockdown policies those organizations advocate. He was also one of the leading authors of the Great Barrington Declaration [also available here a pdf], which strongly opposes the policies of lockdowns, mandates, and the other totalitarian actions taken by governments since 2020, and instead calls for the more traditional (and successful) “focused” approach for dealing with epidemics and diseases: Protect the vulnerable (the old and sick) from the disease while letting everyone else (the young and healthy) live normal lives and thus get infected quickly, become immune, and thus squelch off the virus.

Kulldorff is also one of the world’s preeminent experts on vaccine safety and “helped develop the CDC’s current system for monitoring potential vaccine risks.”

Anyway, it appears that on October 1st, LinkedIn suddenly discovered that Kulldorff was one of the senior scholars at the Brownstone Institute, and began deleting the institute’s posts.

The takedowns of our posts began last week [September 28th] when the venue took down a piece arguing against the politicization of disease. The post was put up and disappeared. This happened to everyone who attempted to post the piece. It was a magic disappearing act, clearly targeting the URL and content. We thought we found a workaround by posting the link for mobile viewing but LinkedIn’s algorithms figured that one out quickly and took it down too.

Then, on October 1st, LinkedIn raised the stakes and censored a Kulldorff essay for the institute arguing against the firing of any nurse for refusing the vaccine because he or she had already had COVID-19 and had natural immunity.

Within the first hour of posting, the unfurled posts started disappearing. Kulldorff’s own posting on his LinkedIn page disappeared. So did the Brownstone post. Along with it, all shares were made to disappear too. This article – by one of the world’s leading scientists at one of the world’s most prestigious universities that defended workers and their jobs – was being torn down by a platform designed to assist people in their career advancement.

LinkedIn is owned by Microsoft, and now appears to be an agent for the Biden administration, working to block any content the Democratic Party and the left opposes, even if that content is written by a scientist who is one of the world’s leaders in the subject.

Do you use LinkedIn? Maybe you should reconsider its value and find another venue to use for networking. Otherwise you are only aiding and abetting censorship, blacklisting, and oppression.

And even if you can’t find an alternatve, is it worth selling your soul to the devil for a little extra career outreach?

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  • Cotour


    IMO? Nuremberg level crimes against humanity!?

    “But its a national health, a world wide heath emergency!”

    If you want to know about the vaccines, safety standards and actual doctors treating actual patients in order to help and save them, you watch this: 1 HR: Dr. Peter McCullough. The doctor is not happy.

    “CDC / FDA malfeasance! A failure in medical fiduciary responsibilities”. Dr. McCullough: “These vaccines are generally unsafe”.

    I proposed when these “Vaccines” were first rolled out so quickly and untested to not be so eager to take credit for them. And that was directed at Trump directly.

    Is this failure in CDC / FDA fiduciary responsibilities going to be used against Trump if he runs once again for president? Bet on it.

  • Gary H

    Interesting..declare the vaccines to be a major health risk, forget that Joe tried to make vaccination mandatory and then blame Trump. Given that information is shaped to meet the leftist agenda, this will probably happen and given the zombie nature of the masses, it just might work.

  • LinkedIn, IMO, is for people who “do business” via the latest fads in that profession, as opposed to actually running a business.

    It was as useless to me as a milk bucket under a bull, even before the government outsourced their censorship needs to them.

    More evidence that my decision to kill my account there, several months ago was the right one … for the personal and employer info displayed on one’s account is a one-stop shop for the practitioners of the politics of personal destruction.

  • Cotour

    You think all of these counter intuitive political strategies we all see going on in front of our own eyes were just made up by the Left?

    This may interest some here.

    Audio book: Nietzsche And The Nazi’s:

    Very well done, very informative.

  • wayne


    Tim Dillon Show (episode 218)
    “Doing Fake Business”

  • wayne


    Jordan Peterson
    July 2016 Q&A
    “Can you explain Nietzsche’s general philosophy?

  • Alton

    Well I just added my email to the Institute’$ email list.. …..

  • Maynard

    Fact is that LINKEDIN is a widely known bogus internet entity which has allowed for the pretentious, impostors, and false to advertise themselves as being ‘professional’ as long as they pay LINKEDIN advertising fees.

  • Cotour


    (Copy and share with a friend)

    Joe Rogan grinds up, CNN’s, Sanjay Gupta and spits him out: 2 min.

    CNN overtly, consciously and purposefully lied specifically about Joe Rogan having Covid and him successfully taking Ivermectin.

    Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s medical expert, is like the proverbial deer in the head lights. He knows nothing about it apparently. And he is the medical expert?

    CNN always lies when it suits them in their efforts in effecting the Leftist anti American agenda to control the American people.

    People have taken the horse version of Ivermectin, the vast majority without any negative side effects. Ivermectin has been prescribed over 3.5 Billion times to humans with comparatively extremely few negative side effects or deaths.

    Some perspective: Ibuprofen use leads to more than 103,000 hospitalizations and 16,500 deaths each year. (That’s Aspirin or Advil.)

    “Number of deaths due to the Covid vaccine world wide as per the VAERS (Vaccine Advers Event Reporting System) 15,386 to date.”

    *Note that the total number of deaths associated with the COVID-19 vaccines is greater than the number of deaths associated with all other vaccines combined since the year 1990.

    “Deaths associated with ivermectin treatment of scabies, report 15 deaths.”.

    CNN knew that Joe Rogan took the very safe human formulated version of Ivermectin and they knew it was prescribed by a doctor. But that did not suit their messaging agenda.

    And this is the problem with the “News” today and where people get it from. They are for the most part ALL at some point lying or shaping the news to suit an agenda, primarily a Leftist agenda. That is not news and that is not journalism. CNN is but a media spin machine for the Left.

    CNN is but an arm of the Leftist media machine and the Leftist Democrat anti American Ka bal that is currently underway right now in America.

    How do you feel about that? Do you watch CNN? Your a Democrat or a RINO? You vote Democrat or RINO?

  • wayne

    Actually just watching/listening to the Joe Rogan Podcast number 1717 with Alex Berenson, on spotify. Some really excellent insights on ‘the data” ref the wuhan virus.
    The Gupta show is number 1718 and runs a little over 3 hours. (I can’t stand gupta but I’ve seen some clips.)

  • Cotour

    Joe Rogan, much like Dave Chapell is uncontrollable by the media / big tech controllers of all information. They both have phornicate you money and can do as they please, and that includes saying what they please related to what they believe and understand to be the truth.

    Gupta? Useless. Never watch him, never watch CNN.

    “Deaths associated with ivermectin treatment of scabies, report 15 deaths.”.

    I will assume that the numbers of deaths related to Ivermectins use V Covid would be similar.

  • Cotour

    “Since the start of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, both observational and randomized studies have evaluated ivermectin as a treatment for, and as prophylaxis against, COVID-19 infection. A review by the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance summarized findings from 27 studies on the effects of ivermectin for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 infection, concluding that ivermectin “demonstrates a strong signal of therapeutic efficacy” against COVID-19.9 Another recent review found that ivermectin reduced deaths by 75%. Despite these findings, the National Institutes of Health in the United States recently stated that “there are insufficient data to recommend either for or against the use of ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19,” and the World Health Organization recommends against its use outside of clinical trials.”

    “Developing new medications can take years; therefore, identifying existing drugs that can be repurposed against COVID-19 that already have an established safety profile through decades of use could play a critical role in suppressing or even ending the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Using repurposed medications may be especially important because it could take months, possibly years, for much of the world’s population to get vaccinated, particularly among LMIC populations.
    Currently, ivermectin is commercially available and affordable in many countries globally. A 2018 application for ivermectin use for scabies gives a direct cost of $2.90 for 100 12-mg tablets. A recent estimate from Bangladesh reports a cost of US$0.60—US$1.80 for a 5-day course of ivermectin. For these reasons, the exploration of ivermectin’s potential effectiveness against SARS-CoV-2 may be of particular importance for settings with limited resources. If demonstrated to be effective as a treatment for COVID-19, the cost-effectiveness of ivermectin should be considered against existing treatments and prophylaxes.”

    Merck’s new Covid pill cost V Covid? $712.00 per Covid treatment. Ivermectins pill cost V Covid? $1.80 per Covid treatment.

    Are you beginning to understand what is underway in America and in the world related to treatment V Covid?

    It clearly appears that the powers that be and big pharma did NOT want any other therapy other than a vaccine that they produced were able to be known to be successful against Covid. How many died because of these forced and controlled paradigms in treating a disease? We are all just collateral damage and a rounding number on a balance sheet.

    Trust none of them.

    Nuremberg level crimes against humanity IMO.

  • Cotour, as we stand up to stop the bleeding of our prosperity and society, it is also important to accurately discern whether the Powers That Be are acting on the basis of actual malice … short-sighted self-service/greed … and/or on the basis of self-righteous hubris.

    Understanding that will help us make a more convincing case for others to stand up as well.

    And I think that it is self-righteous hubris, that is the major driver here … and that is the hardest to not only refute – but dissuade, as C. S. Lewis pointed out about busybodies – because it comes wrapped in the armor of good intentions and “bless your heart” condescension.

  • Cotour

    Please be be more specific related to what you are referencing.

  • Cotour

    Jester: Is this hubris or is this oppression?

    And it does not matter that its in Australia, or if we are talking about what drugs are approved or not, ITS ALL RELATED.

    You think me arrogant? Are you paying attention?

  • Gary H

    100 pages of Facebook blacklisted individuals and groups were just published. Three groups..first two are violent and last group says things that FB doesn’t like.

  • Cotour, I don’t think you are arrogant. Not in the least.

    But let’s take your example from Oz … the policy-makers that make the rules/laws these police are attempting to enforce, believe that they are crafting policies to further “the greater good”. The cops might believe that, too … or they might simply be short-sighted and protecting their jobs.

    We will have a hard time convincing people that they are as callous as your statement “we are all just collateral damage and a rounding number on a balance sheet” … much less actually Soros-level malicious and seeking to put dissenters “in their place” in order to rule them like serfs.

    Unless we make the case that their good intentions are being exercised blindly, in a manner reminiscent of a bull in a china shop, because of hubris that leads them to believe that they – and ONLY they – have all the right answers regarding COVID, and that “they are doing the best they can” and NO ONE ELSE can do it better.

    Their callousness about collateral damage is dressed in the soft socks of good intentions, which makes it harder for those who see the callouses to convince others that the Nice People are the ones causing the collateral damage in the name of “helping” us.

  • Cotour


    I think you are misinterpreting their “Good Intentions”.

    My point is that they ultimately do not have good intentions related to the population of any country, all they want is to successfully install their agenda. And they desperately need America and its annoying Constitution rendered moot.

    And you can clearly see by the documentable lies that are seeping through that will / are condemning them to the point that they are approaching Nuremberg level crimes against humanity. I actually believe they have passed that point long ago.

    They are not fooling around. From George Soros, to Klaus Schwab, to “The Great Reset”, to “Build Back Better”, to “In the future you will own nothing, and you will be happy”, to the unreasonable pushing of an experimental “vaccine” on the greater mass of the population and disallowing all other reasonable drug therapies, or you will lose your job, or be ejected from the military, etc, etc.

    Their “Good Intentions” from my perspective is focused only on the end results they have determined are essential. And that is ultimate control over the population and the Socialist model in the world.

    Is it just me?

    These Leftists / Globalists fully understand and embrace the concepts of Strategy Over Morality.

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