Monday night I was heartened to hear that Texas Governor, Greg Abbott had issued an executive order forbidding any entity within Texas from having a COVID-vaccine mandate. I did not see this as being against private businesses deciding things, but as being supportive of individual humans having the right to make their own, medical decisions, with somewhat less coercion.
This does go against existing federal policies to withhold payment from Nursing homes and medical facilities that do not enforce COVID-vaccine mandates. It seems that the federal government can choose to withhold such payments, which will kill those businesses if they don't comply.
That category includes the public health clinic, for which I work until the end of the month. The board decided to declare a vaccine mandate around the time that the nursing home vaccine mandate was announced by the feds. The writing was on the wall, but the official position is that it was to protect people. It elicits less cognitive dissonance to tell oneself that one is acting virtuously, rather than being coerced. That comfortable position is now superficially challenged by Governor Abbott. His executive order is now a thing, not an expected-soon thing. It is ahead of the proposed OSHA recommendations in time.
One of the fundamental assumptions in the OSHA draft is that mass vaccination is the best protection against COVID. What if it increasingly appears to be worse-than-nothing after about 6 months, and offsetting-penalties before that? People are clearly more susceptible to catching COVID in the 13 days immediately following vaccination, and the Public Health England data shows that the vaccinated are more prone to catching COVID (negative protection rate) after about 6 months, now in all ages above 30.
I am heartened by Governor Abbott's order because it is an action against tyranny, an action in support of individual freedom and personal bodily autonomy, medical autonomy. It comes at a time when the primacy of vaccination-only policy is openly decaying, because everybody can see that they don't work very well. Not everybody does see that, but it's apparent to many people who are not even really scrutinizing things.
Tyranny craves absolute control of each person, each action, and increasingly, of each thought and perception, which might lead to actions. Tyranny must control all circumstances, so that no actor can choose non-compliance. Using artificial intelligence to shape "consensus" on social media, through advancing posts that fit the narrative, retarding or deleting posts that do not support, or contest the narrative, and salting in some snide "bot" attacks to publicly demean any new post that challenges the narrative. 2-3 of those makes people afraid to comment in favor, but the negatives have to be there right away. That's do-able...
Freedom of choice requires groceries, water, shelter, food, fuel and companions. Tyrant-types need to own all of that. They need to be able to keep the essentials of life away from dissidents. People need to remain completely focused upon compliance, in order to avoid insecurity. The specter of insecurity must be always present to remind people to not miss a payment, or a paycheck.
I have long wondered how there might ever be a societal shift away from the micro-control which has come to be so pervasive in my world these days. We seem to be seeing it in the squeezing-too-hard-too-fast edicts coming from the tyrants and petit-tyrants as they experience insecurity themselves.
What is happening, as a result of this fast and tight squeeze is a separation-out of people who are more independent of thought and action, who have also kept open some options for themselves, and who are at least suspicious of this power grab over their bodies. Many people who solve difficult problems in human society might be in this class. Many who already got COVID vaccines, especially early-adopters, can still have deep misgivings about what they now see happening, the totalitarianism of vaccination in places like Australia.
Why? It does not make sense as presented. It seemed to make sense that way up through May or so...
I think we can see the position of big pharma, wanting to control the narrative that pumps money to it.
The answer to a vaccine that makes you catch COVID after 6 months is boosters every 3 months, each at full price. Just don't look at the 2 weeks after the shot. It's not fair to count that. Don't look at heart attacks after COVID vaccination. Don't. No! Don't look at all-cause-deaths. No!
Another good thing about mandatory vaccination is that it allows for the removal, the shunning of the non-compliant from all of the things which support their lives, "the economy". This dovetails into electronic transactions through smartphones. Each transaction can be approved or denied. Accounts can be deleted. China is leading the way with this technology.
From my personal point of view, I want to turn my brothers and sisters in a direction away from that. I have to start walking away from it myself, and I have been wandering, trying other little trails, like buying things with cash more. Credit-shopping online is so easy... Getting home improvements done in Yoakum works better with cash, except it is easy to leave a credit card with the hardware store...
This is really a complex life-support system and it is owned by the control-freaks who control the rest of us through controlling our access to the necessities of life, and to our communications with each other. They control us while we comply. They threaten our existence, but they also feel their existence threatened. They grasp us so tightly that they squeeze some of us out between their fingers.
Those most capable of doing something new, making parallel economic support structures, are being squeezed out of the current structure by the insecure, control-freak "owners", who are the "owners" as long as the rest of society sees them to be the owners, and the economy holds them in that rank.
The first steps for those of us who would build an alternate economic support system are parallel steps. We can't just leave. Getting out of debt, riding bikes, growing vegetables, storing food, water and fuel, having reliable vehicles, and being helpful to other human friends, family and neighbors are things we should all be doing already.
Each day brings me new questions. I meditate, then do my best to contribute to the good of all.
The insecurity of the current "owners" drives them to act against the interests of the humans who are members of the societies, upon which they rely for their own support. Let's help them out by gently relieving them of duty. Nope, I'm not sure how that works, but not by becoming like them...
Abbott's order states that "no entity in Texas" can compel proof of vaccination by any individual, including employees or customers. Failure to comply could result in a fine of $1,000, although Abbott did not say how the order would be enforced.
Biden's administration announced on Sept. 9 a plan that will require about 100 million American workers to get vaccinated or submit to weekly testing. Many of the plans have yet to be detailed and do not yet have the force of law.
C.J. Hopkins details the threat of total control through AI technofascism.
The Great New Normal Purge As we “paranoid conspiracy theorists” have been warning would happen for the past 18 months, people who refuse to convert to the new official ideology are now being segregated, stripped of their jobs, banned from attending schools, denied medical treatment, and otherwise persecuted.
Relentless official propaganda demonizing “the Unvaccinated” is being pumped out by the corporate and state media, government leaders, health officials, and shrieking fanatics on social media. “The Unvaccinated” are the new official “Untermenschen,” an underclass of subhuman “others” the New Normal masses are being conditioned to hate.
But it isn’t just a purge of “the Unvaccinated.” Anyone deviating from the official ideology is being systematically demonized and persecuted. In Germany, Australia, and other New Normal countries, protesting the New Normal is officially outlawed. The New Normal Gestapo is going around to people’s homes to interrogate them about their anti-New Normal Facebook posts. Corporations are openly censoring content that contradicts the official narrative. New Normal goon squads roam the streets, checking people’s “vaccination” papers.
And it’s not just governments and corporations carrying out the New Normal Purge. Friends are purging friends. Wives are purging husbands. Fathers are purging children. Children are purging parents. New Normals are purging old normal thoughts. Global “health authorities” are revising definitions to make them conform to New Normal “science.”“At this stage, the cabins will be used by domestic travellers returning from COVID hotspots,” states the report.
Australia Building Quarantine Camps for "Ongoing Operations"Facility being built to house those “who have not had access to vaccination.” (The aerial view looks nice and tidy, a nice, compact gated community.)
However, it also makes clear that the camp will be used for “ongoing operations” and will be a source of employment for the local area
The EU framework supports globalist interests. Globalist interests have to override national legal structures or they will fail in the "great reset". That is not going according to schedule, and is resisted in Poland, similarly to German national resistance, but more fundamentally threatening to the basis of EU "membership". Mish has the story.
Polexit? Polish Court Overrules EU's European Court of Justice
From the NIH. Ivermectin was 74% effective risk-reduction in healthcare workers in June and July 2020, in a 28 day time period, as pre-exposure prophylaxis, with weekly dosing, and without an initial loading dose. (This regimen can be improved upon, and has been since then.)Ivermectin as a SARS-CoV-2 Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Method in Healthcare Workers: A Propensity Score-Matched Retrospective Cohort Study
Natural Immunity, previously known as "immunity" is the stuff that adaptation to contagion is made of. It does not seem to wane after a year for COVID, nor for other coronaviruses that have been studied. It is stored in memory cells of the immune system, B-cells and T-cells.
29 Scientific Studies to Share with Employers, Health Officials and Politicians
John - so, so sorry to hear about your predicament. You are very much in my thoughts. God bless!ReplyDelete
Thank You, Jeremy. It is now clear that the clinic has been "captured" by the Federal Government and the dominant narrative. I am an irritant in that setting. There ws a long, snaking line of people awaiting vaccination as I walked out last night, another "vaccine clinic" event. They are giving Moderna "boosters" and vaccinating as many kids as parents will consent. They say the vaccines are safe-and-approved.Delete
I am a foreigner there now. I belong to the spirit/ghost of the 1970 "People's Free Clinic".
Hi John, I found your blog through Caitlin Johnstones comment section and have been enjoying your blog for a few months. Great topic. I highlighted a section but its all been said already. Ive been imagining dual power for almost 20 years. The root of all dissidence is the generally bifurcated R/L) response to ongoing gaslighting that is a direct response to basic 1human awareness that we are perpetuating an entire economy and culture rooted around glaring incompatibilities with life on earth forgetting we are alive on earth and that this in itself is a mystical realization. Quite possibly the omnicidal war against all life is exemplary of the no free lunches mentality that creates billionaires as symbolic inverse doubles.ReplyDelete
I made a turn towards the little I understand about "democratic municipalism" the Kurdish offshoot of Social Ecology. Namely discarding external ideologies about failed concepts. In the Kurdish situation its a discard of state nationalism and to some extent abandoning communist rhetoric as a byproduct of a fundamentally flawed system, and a move towards decentralized local resourcing and locus of executive decision making rooted in direct democracy and a social contract. Permaculture overlaps this way of thinking for me as plant production and husbandry becomes part of my every day routine. Survival and its obstacles are much better talking points than fanbasing political outlets or politicians. Although I have to admit for the sake of intellectual honesty I just did that only because it had informed the great question addressed in this blog of survival inside and outside of this power grab. Thanks M
Thanks 34 (related to 42, perhaps?)Delete
I have read some Murray Bookchin, and his Libertarian Municipalism is updated Greek Democracy. I agree with the approach, and with the permculture approach, which I emulate.
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