Keeping it Real

Cahill Cheddar Cheeses is recalling their product in forty-four stores across 22 states because of a possible listeria contagion. 

Possible.  No one has gotten sick.   

Note the symptoms of those who get listeria.  What does it remind you of?  

” . . . healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, . . .”  

Final Question:  How many have to get these symptoms before Pfizer recalls their “vaccine”?   

At the bottom of Pfizer’s insert, it should say:  At the very minimum, we expect you to get sick enough to skip work for a few days and we guarantee three more things:
1) It is safe, but it can kill you at a much higher rate than anything you are allowed to ingest under the FDA at this point in time.  Currently, vaccination kills more people than COVID.  
2) It works, but it won’t necessarily stop transmission.  
3) We don’t have to meet any requirements for approval which means we can forgo testing, limit our trials and say anything we want to you even if it later proves to be untrue.    

Frankly, I’d rather eat the cheese.

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Cahill Cheddar Cheeses Voluntarily Recalled in 44 Whole Foods Market Stores Due to Possible Health Risk

Company Announcement Date: July 27, 2021FDA Publish Date: July 27, 2021Product Type: Food & BeveragesReason for Announcement: Potential Listeria monocytogenesCompany Name: Whole Foods MarketBrand Name: CahillProduct Description: Cheddar cheese products

Company Announcement

Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling Cahill Cheddar Porter and Whiskey Cheddar Cheeses from 44 stores across 22 states because of a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. Customers who have purchased should not consume and should dispose of the product. No illnesses have been reported to date.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, pregnant women, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, and fetal infection among pregnant women.

The affected products were packaged in clear wrapping and sold in the specialty department with a Whole Foods Market scale label with “packed on” dates from May 17 – July 26, 2021. Affected products can be identified by the following information and were distributed in the states listed below:



  1. Because it’s all part of an agenda. It’s also the same logic that “they” use when they say a bacteria from outer space is “life” but a fetus cell is not.

    Our bishops are going to have Hell to pay (no pun intended) for promoting a vaccine that in all probability will kill more of their flock than actual covid. I have a friend who is perfectly healthy yet got the jab because Metropolitan Joseph said it was ok. Our bishops have no business promoting this while at the same time fighting for the right to life…hypocrisy at its finest.

  2. Consider that not a single bishop in the world has said not to take the vaccine. At the most they say to be cautious.

  3. Anonymous II says

    Fauci fears a COVID variant worse than Delta could be coming…how does he know?


    • He should know alot. I’m just saying’.

      • Because Fauci alone is the sacred oracle. The ancient Greeks had their fortune tellers and diviners and oracles. Well, we have the same thing. Science has spoken, but only a few special trained brahmin can read the signs. The Earth cries in pain. The Sky will punish us with hurricanes if we keep driving our cars so much.

        You’ve all read Harry Potter. It’s the same thing.

        The rejection of Christ does not lead to materialistic atheism. It leads back to paganism. In Soviet Russia, they would keep in their houses a small cube in the shape of Lenin’s coffin to remember him. If you go to Seattle, there’s a bronze statue of him where the hand has worn down from where the supposed atheists have shaken it. Most people revolve their lives around the television.

      • anonimus per Scorilo says

        The indian variant kills younger people than those killed by the chinese one and, if history is any guide, there will be mutations that will kill even younger people. Remember the Spanish Flu.

        This was the reason Sweden did not impose lockdowns in 2020 – dr. Tegnell rather wanted all the young people to be exposed and get sick of the child-friendly chinese virus, so they they will have immunity when the child-unfriendly mutations will come.

        • Gail Sheppard says

          RE: “The indian variant kills younger people than those killed by the chinese one and, if history is any guide, there will be mutations that will kill even younger people.”

          More younger people are testing positive but that might be a product of the PRC. Younger children are not dying more often.

          History is not any guide, as COVID is totally unique.

          The rest of what you’re saying about Sweden is pretty far-fetched. There is no “child-friendly” mutation. Like most mutations, the Delta variant is more contagious but not more dangerous.

          • anonimus per Scorilo says

            like most mutations, the Delta variant is more contagious but not more dangerous.

            The data from Russia disagrees:

            You can see that the number of sick people is of the same order in June-July as in November-December. But the number of dead in June-July caused by the Indian variant is about 1.5 times higher than the number of dead in November-December from the Chinese variant.

    • I’ve gone back and forth about this and hemmed and hawed for philosophical reasons on the question of what we are dealing with in the DNCCP phenomenon. Having gathered as much information and ruminated for quite some time (and having a JD and BA’s in both Political Science and Russian Studies, and I almost never show creds but in this instance it is appropriate), I have to call it fascism.

      It is definitely totalitarian (the state is god). Many call it “cultural Marxism” but this is a strange expression. The theory is that they have substituted race for class. However, this is inadequate to explain what is happening in that race is indeed one cleavage point, but it is not the only one, nor is it necessarily the most important one, though it be very useful.

      The feminism, the LGBT, the parading as “antifascists” dedicated to intolerance – all of this is much more easily accommodated under the intellectual rubric of fascism (national socialism) with black racism (BLM/CRT). Real Marxist/Leninist/Maoists are completely dedicated to the nationalization of the means of production and could not care less about feminism or LGBT. They pay lip service only to the former and have often persecuted the latter.

      And it doesn’t feel like communism. Race to communists is a tangential concern, real but only as a derivative of class. Communists don’t use oligarchs to do their dirty work, in general. That is the modus of fascists.

      Why does this matter? Well, you want to correctly diagnose the disease in order to devise a cure or treatment to drive it into remission. The differences between Christian Nationalism and true Communism are legion but primarily economic and theistic. The differences between this Neo-Fascism and Christian Nationalism are primarily nationalistic and moral, rather than economic or administrative.

      It is perhaps a misnomer to contrast the forces as nationalistic versus globalistic. It may be much more fruitful to conceive of the conflict is neo-mercantilist cold warfare between Chinese secular nationalists and Christian Nationalists here in America. I assume that the DNC is on the side of the enemy – they are traitors to the United States, disloyal, in the most feral of international conflicts – a mercantile war.

      It is worth noting the difference between mercantilism and free market capitalism: Mercantilism is capitalism weaponized. That it emerged first on the historical scene is logical given the ferocity of humankind. But it takes two to tango. If one is attacked by mercantilism, mercantilism may be the best or only effective response.

      It also may be necessary for us to revert to mercantilism in order to preserve the status quo of our affluence. If outsourcing makes perfect sense in a laissez faire paradigm, nonetheless it tends to gut the middle and lower classes in a nationalist paradigm. That is the conflict we seem to acknowledge we’re in. However, from 30,000 feet, Chinese trade policy and Democratic immigration policy are tactics of mercantilist warfare against America.

      George was spot on when he mused openly if we are being colonized by China. That is indeed the conflict.

  4. Anonymous II says

    Why We Are Hesitant To Be Vaccinated:

    The proponents of the so-called vaccines declare that they are safe, effective, and have been approved by the FDA, so the only reason for not getting vaccinated must be that those who resist are simply misinformed. They see their mission as being to find out what misunderstandings exist and demonstrate how wrong these beliefs are. The idea is that once all the false information is corrected, people will give up their objections and become vaccinated. They assert that only when everyone is vaccinated and can present proper documentation, can life return to some semblance of normality, with freedom to travel and to participate fully in society.

    The proponents believe that there is a great deal of misinformation being spread about the risks of the vaccines. They feel that once this misinformation is corrected and the sources suppressed, then people will give up their false beliefs. There is an underlying assumption that people who oppose vaccination are irrational, gullible, and ignorant, and thereby uncritically accept false information that cult-like leaders propagate. It is the duty of the enlightened elite to lead these unfortunates out of their darkness into the light of truth and correct understanding.

    Aside from the fact that such a view is incredibly condescending and contemptuous of those who question these alleged vaccines, the explanations completely miss the real source of the objections. This acceptance/rejection split follows closely the Left/Right split observed throughout our modern society. The Left sees itself as superior in intelligence, understanding, awareness, compassion, and virtually every positive trait imaginable. They characterize the Right as ignorant, stupid, regressive, uninformed, uneducated, morally deficient, and all the other negative traits the Left can project onto them. Thus, we see the Leftist vaccine proponents formulating a patronizing explanation for the Right’s refusal of vaccination. True to form, the Left believes their explanation to be correct and don’t bother to actually question and understand.

    Let us enlighten them.

    First, let us look at the claim of safety. The VAERS website maintained by the government’s own Health and Human Services agency provides information on adverse reactions to all vaccines used in the US. As of this date, almost 12,000 deaths directly resulting from the three COVID vaccines being administered have been reported in the seven months that the vaccines have been in use.

    In the 30+ years that the VAERS system has been in existence, just over 6,000 deaths total have been reported for all other vaccines. This is about 200 deaths per year for all vaccines, including smallpox, polio, diphtheria, tetanus, and every other vaccine. In previous vaccine trials, the FDA has stopped trials of prospective vaccines at 50 deaths, declaring that those vaccines do not meet safety criteria. Does anyone want to seriously argue that vaccines which are 240 times more lethal are safe?

    Further, since reporting in the VAERS system is voluntary, most experts consider that the VAERS system undercounts actual events by a factor of at least 5 and as much as a factor of 100. In other words, it is probable that the actual number of dead from the vaccines is closer to 60.000 and could be as much as 1.2 million. That latter figure is twice the number the CDC claims for the total US deaths due to COVID itself. This does not even take into account the number of other adverse events reported, including long-term disability, hospitalizations, and thrombosis, among others.

    This is not misinformation, this is science – real science that the Left is trying to dismiss, discount, or even label as outright lies, yet is provided by the government’s own sources.

    Why should anyone believe a claim that these experimental biological agents mislabeled as vaccines are safe?

    A similar situation exists with the claim that the vaccines are effective. The CDC has recently acknowledged that people who are fully vaccinated can still get COVID, can still die of a COVID infection, and can infect others with COVID. They dance around these facts by claiming that the vaccines reduce the likelihood of infection, that they reduce the severity of the infection, and that those who die had lots of other conditions that may have been the actual cause of death.

    The statistics are difficult to come by, and are often hidden in lots of other data, but even the CDC reports that approximately 75% of new COVID cases in at least one situation were in fully-vaccinated individuals. They offer the excuse that no vaccine is fully effective, so we should expect some level of what they call breakthrough cases. They claim that the vast majority of these breakthrough cases have shown only few or mild symptoms and that proves the vaccines work.

    Never mind that unvaccinated people who contract COVID also have few or only mild symptoms. Never mind that only a small fraction of the population has exhibited COVID symptoms at all. Ignore the fact that the CDC mandated that every death with even a hint of COVID was to be counted as a COVID-caused death regardless of the fact that most people who died had other lethal comorbidities.

    Consider that countries across the world are also gathering data on both infections and vaccinations. Iceland and Israel, two countries with over 80% of their populations vaccinated, are now reporting that the great majority of new COVID cases, including hospitalizations, are in people who are fully vaccinated. Iceland is currently reporting that over 70% of new COVID cases are in the fully vaccinated. Israel has one of the highest vaccination rates in the world and is reporting almost 90% across the board infections among the fully vaccinated.

    A recent report from Massachusetts showed that there were over 5,100 breakthrough cases with 80 deaths, for a death rate of over 1.5%. This is about three times the death rate for unvaccinated COVID infections even without treatment. There is much more that could and should be said, but this should provide at least an outline of why there is such resistance to vaccination.

    Can anyone say with a straight face that vaccinations are anywhere close to effective? Even the vaccine producers, in their FDA filings have stated that the vaccines don’t prevent infection – that they may only reduce the severity of the infection. Why should any rational person believe that the vaccines are effective?

    Finally, there are the claims that the vaccines are approved. The only approval these vaccines have is from those who are promoting them. The FDA has only given them an experimental use authorization (EUA) This is far from approval. Many of the vaccine proponents are suggesting that use of the term “authorization” is just quibbling, and that the FDA has really approved this experimental substance for general use. After all, millions have been vaccinated with no problem at all. How could that happen if these substances weren’t approved?

    Notice, though, that throughout the government agency websites, they are careful to use the word “authorized” when they speak of the vaccines, as though we were too stupid to notice. It appears that the only ones suffering from that condition are the vaccine proponents – the experimental substance deniers.

    One of the conditions for an EUA is that there be no approved therapeutic available for the disease. Hundreds of studies worldwide have shown that there are at least half a dozen effective therapeutics, including ivermectin, hydroxychloroquine, and remdesivir that have been used successfully in Mexico, India, Africa, and elsewhere. Yet the FDA has resisted approval of any of these substances and protocols. Does the fact that if they approve a therapeutic for COVID, then they would have to terminate the EUAs, and the vaccinations would have to stop factor in at all?

    Why do the CDC and other agencies continue to downplay or even deny the superior protection afforded by recovery from a COVID infection? Why do they ignore data that shows that probably over 80% of the population has had a COVID infection in the past and recovered? Could it be that we have already crossed the threshold of herd immunity? Yes, even with herd immunity, some people would still get sick, but herd immunity just means that the epidemic won’t spread uncontrolled. Why do the vaccine proponents insist that everyone must get vaccinated even if they have recovered from an infection and even if the risks of adverse reactions are much higher for those who have recovered?

    The hesitancy is because the government and its vaccine proponents have been lying to us and have been lying about lying to us. They have broken trust and have done nothing to acknowledge that breach nor to repair it. There is a vulgar expression that captures the appropriate response to such dishonesty: “Don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining.” Until the authorities stop lying and start addressing the objections honestly, we will continue to resist.

    Of course, one thing the Left cannot tolerate is what they see as defiance. Authorities have effectively said “we’ve asked nicely, we’ve been encouraging, we’ve tried shaming you, we’ve offered inducements. We’ve even tried bribing you to get vaccinated. Yet you still resist. It’s time for the gloves to come off. No more Mr. Nice Guy. If you continue to defy us, we will make your life hell. You won’t be able to go out for dinner. You won’t be able to go into a grocery store. You won’t be able to travel anywhere, you won’t be able to work. You won’t even be able to leave your house unless you get vaccinated. At some point we will send out strike teams to jab anyone who continues to resist. You have no rights – your body belongs to us.”

    Yes, the vaccine proponents don’t have a clue as to the real reasons for resistance and would be unlikely to care even if they did. Just in case, though, they should read this essay and consider that perhaps those Right-wing Neanderthals just might know something the Left doesn’t, and might have some good reasons for their positions. Maybe it is time for the Left to admit they are wrong, although I won’t hold my breath.


    • …and that those who die had lots of other conditions that may have been the actual cause of death.

      Hmmm… where have we heard this before? Thoroughly pooh-poohed at the time, as I recall. “Misinformation,” don’t ya know. And they wonder why their voices are no longer credible to people who can think for themselves.

      Note to the the naysayers: You don’t have to be a conspiracy theorist, a COVID-denier, anti-masker, or anti-vaxer in order to see that they are making it up as they go. Granted, the real science is still very much in development. There are simply too many unknowns to expect our ‘experts’ to guess correctly. Gaps in knowledge are to be expected. Yet they continue to guess and call it ‘science’ while insisting that they “know” when clearly they do not know.

    • Steven J. M. says

      Good essay.

      A recent article I read complements it well. MIT conducted a study and found that covid sceptics are highly informed on all the data.


  5. I have never believed the hype about this “dangerous Covid-19 pandemic”, which from what my personal experience says is about like a regular flu season, except for such trivialities as destroying the world’s economy, causing health problems from excessive mask use, and a large number of suicides (unofficially reported by local EMS personnel that I know). For instance, I have a total number of 7 friends that have come down with anything at all in the past year and a half, of whom two had a runny nose for several days, one had a slight cough for a week, and 4 felt lousy for a week. But I keep reading about authoritarian governors and mayors insisting on forcible vaccines and “vaccine passports” to conduct such things as shopping, all in order to keep people in a state of fear. I have asked people if they are aware what the term “case” has changed to mean (from “being sick plus diagnosis of what it is”, to “registering positive on a test that the inventor said can not be used this way, — multiplying some random viral fragment by a trillion to be “detected” — no symptoms necessary”). I’ll keep looking.

    • Gail Sheppard says

      It’s worse than that. A case is not someone who registers positive on a PCR test. Many people have taken multiple tests and each time they register positive it becomes a case. So if the same person registers positive 6 times, it’s counted as 6 cases. – And yeah, no symptoms necessary. Crazy.

      • I agree, that would be crazy if it were how it worked. Fortunately, it isn’t.

        The CDC describes how covid case surveillance works

        Both aggregate and patient-level data are used. Patient level data is de-identified but contains demographic information and details of underlying medical conditions of an individual patient.

        The CDC describes how case surveillance works in general here

        • Gail Sheppard says

          What I said had nothing to do with case surveillance. It had to do with how cases are counted.

          • The case surveillance system is what populates the datasets that includes the case counts.

            The details of how it all works is explained by the CDC in the resources I listed. I don’t understand where you are getting the idea that case counts equals the number of positive covid tests. Could you share your methodology reference?

            The CDC also provides estimates for full burden. This is an attempt to calculate estimates of actual cases, illness, death, since not all of them get reported. That information along with the details of how the estimates are calculated are here

            • Gail Sheppard says

              RE: “I don’t understand where you are getting the idea that case counts equals the number of positive covid tests. Could you share your methodology reference?”

              I never said or implied this.

              One person can generate several cases. There is not a one-to-one correspondence.

              • If you felt I inaccurately summarized your statement, I apologize. See the ‘Criteria to Distinguish a New Case from an Existing Case’ from the CDC case definition for covid here

                The criteria is short, so I will just quote the text

                A repeat positive test for SARS-CoV-2 RNA using a molecular amplification detection test within 3 months of the initial report should not be enumerated as a new case for surveillance purposes. To date, there has been minimal evidence of re-infection among persons with a prior confirmed COVID-19 infection and growing evidence that repeat positive RNA tests do not correlate with active infection when viral culture is performed. Similarly the experience with other coronaviruses is that reinfection is rare within the first year.5,6 NOTE: The time period of 3 months will be extended further when more data becomes available to show risk of reinfection remains low within one year of the initial report.

                So your suggested scenario of, directly quoting you

                Many people have taken multiple tests and each time they register positive it becomes a case. So if the same person registers positive 6 times, it’s counted as 6 cases.

                Is not going to happen in the CDC case counts. I remain curious how you came by that understanding in the first place.

            • Tom,

              Just so you know, there is a very widely utilized Covid Testing device (actually a SARS testing device (which most of them, in reality, are) that automatically sends information to the CDC. The ONLY information it transmits is the number of positives and negatives – nothing more. This device is far and away the most utilized due to its extremely low cost and easy availability.

              • Tom,

                The information you are presenting from the CDC in your comment above is accurate. However, viral culture is rarely performed, as few laboratories have this capability. The overwhelming majority of testing is performed on high-volume PCR thermocyclers and point-of care molecular amplification or antigen detection devices.

                Again, I am not doubting the accuracy of what you have shared. I am merely pointing out the difference between what actually happens in the real world of COVID testing (a world in which I live every day) as opposed to what the CDC would ideally like to see.

                Whenever, for example, you see rapid COVID testing advertised at urgent care centers or physician offices this latter category (point-of care molecular or antigen detection devices) is the method they use. These are also the methods primarily used in nursing homes, although antigen testing prevails in that space.

                PCR/RNA testing is far and away the most highly utilized in terms of overall testing volume (You know it is a PCR test when you have to wait 2-14 days for the result, although there are several point-of care PCR tests on the market that can be performed rapidly [30-50 minutes] at the point-of-care) .

                Viral culture is a distant third method that represents only a tiny fraction (<. 05%) of the total testing performed. This is a primarily a function of capability/capacity/expertise or, to put it another way, the availability (or lack thereof) of resources to utilize this method.

              • What machine, what is it called? How does it accomplish the reporting – e.g. is it uploading data to some CDC server for immediate use in the real-time tally? Why would they have a system which does not allow the people administering the test to add any additional contextual information to the test data before submission, or that provides the people on the receiving end with no helpful insight? If things were as you say, why on earth would people continue to sit on their hands for more than a year and allow entire governments to continue to fly blindly into the storm when all you need to do is add a few features to this inexplicably simple and stupid machine Brian is describing? Why does it matter if it’s a SARS testing device (FYI PCR tests were invented in the early 1980s)?

                • Gail Sheppard says

                  Why don’t you look it up on Google?

                  This definitely falls under the category of needling. It’s pestering people.

                  My 5-year-old used to do that. Why is that car red? Why are there so many colors of red? Is my ball cherry red or orange-red like the moon? When I drop my ball it falls to the ground. Why doesn’t the moon fall to the ground?”

                  That conversation actually happened.

                  This is the last time I’m going to allow it, Michael.

                  I’ve seen a lot of this on the blog.

                • What machine, what is it called? How does it accomplish the reporting – e.g. is it uploading data to some CDC server for immediate use in the real-time tally?

                  I can/will answer only this question. The Verena surveillance system is a feature included with several types of analyzers. It is an automated surveillance system was originally developed for the purpose of influenza (primarily) and RSV surveillance both locally and nationally.


                  Your remaining questions should be directed to the CDC.

                  • One quick additional note about the Virena surveillance system that I verified just yesterday with the manufacturer of several SARS COV-2 capable analyzers (i.e. COVID testing devices) that have the Virena system built in.

                    The Virena surveillance/reporting system transmits only the following data for each test performed:

                    Date of test
                    Patient age
                    Test result (Positive/Negative)

                    I will also answer another of Dan’s questions which was…

                    “Why does it matter if it is a SARS testing device?”

                    I honestly do not know, Dan, whether it matters or not because I do not know with any certainty whether COVID-19 has actually been isolated (I am not a virologist.) Some say it has; others say it has not. I know it hasn’t been isolated according to Koch’s principal, but I also know that Koch’s principal is considered by many to be outdated because Koch was dealing with bacteria, not viruses. What I can tell you is that these analyzers test (pretty accurately, I might add) for SARS COV 2, which even those (Qualifier: those whom I have personally read) who claim to have isolated the virus will only definitively state is “the virus that causes COVID-19.” The point I am making here is this: If a SARS COV 2 test is positive, a person is presumed to have COVID-19. Whether this is a distinction without practical difference (or not) is something I do not have the expertise to say. But it is a distinction clearly noted in the product inserts. Perhaps others here may know.

                    • Gail Sheppard says

                      The PCR test looks for gene fragments of the virus, specifically RNA.

                      The tests are amplified so the RNA can be seen. The greater the amplification, the greater the likelihood the test will pick up the RNA.

                      However, the fragments it picks up could be inactive or even dead, which means the virus is not infecting cells or reproducing. The only way to know what you’re working with is to do a culture.

                      The other “kicker” is this: some PCR tests look for the RNA of any virus and it’s assumed the virus you tested positive for is COVID when it might not be. Think how it might confuse things in the case of influenza, as an example.

                      So if you test positive on a PCR test for COVID, the following could be true:

                      – You received a false positive because the amplification was set too high.
                      – The virus is present but inactive; it never made you sick and it cannot make anyone else sick.
                      – You may test negative on a successive test taken at the same time. (Contradictory results are possible.)
                      – Because inactivated RNA degrades slowly over time it may still be detected many weeks after infectiousness has passed.
                      – The test may not be specific enough to pick up COVID RNA and you may have another virus like influenza.
                      – The PCR may have only picked up pieces of RNA which might mean the virus is inactive.

                    • Gail,

                      Clarity is important, so I need to note that most (though not all) of the Virena surveillance systems are incorporated into analyzers that perform antigen (not PCR) testing.

                      I will share what I am observing (Note: this is not “scientific”) in the field.

                      Antigen testing devices detect the antigen on the surface of the SARS COV-2 virus molecule. In theory (as well as in accepted practice), a PCR test is thought to be more accurate because it detects the molecule itself (or as you said, a fragment thereof).

                      What I am seeing in the field is an extremely high degree of practitioner satisfaction among users of a very widely utilized rapid, point of care antigen analyzer. Satisfaction in this sense is defined as users who occasionally (or when in doubt about a specific test result) compare their analyzer’s result with PCR test methods and find them to correlate well.

                      Interestingly, the documented accuracy of this antigen analyzer (as compared to PCR) is as follows:

                      PPV (Positive Predictive Value): 96.7%
                      NPV (Negative Predictive Value): 100%

                      Put simply, these numbers mean that a positive result will agree with PCR testing 96.7% of the time while a negative result is almost certainly accurate (i.e., PCR testing of the same sample will also not identify the presence of the SARS COV-2 molecule).

                      What is interesting to me is the negative predictive value. It is extremely rare for any antigen test (such as rapid influenza, strep, RSV, etc.) to have such a perfect NPV, and this inclines me to suspect (suspect, not prove) that antigen testing is, in reality, more accurate in terms of actual active infection than PCR methods. Or, to put it another way, it seems likely to me that PCR methods (particularly those utilized prior to the recommendation to reduce the number of amplification cycles) detect(ed) SARS COV-2 molecules that are not indicators of active infection.

              • Tom,

                My apologies for a misstatement. In my first reply I incorrectly wrote,

                “This device is far and away the most utilized due to its extremely low cost and easy availability.”

                I should have added that this is true of the of rapid point of care tests. High volume PCR testing has been (and continues to be) the most utilized overall, although the increased availability of these point of care rapid antigen and molecular tests over the last eight months or so is changing this somewhat, precisely to what degree I do not know.

                • Brian,

                  I apologize for the brusque/rude questioning applied towards your initial claim regarding the majority of testing machines involved in reporting. Your subsequent replies tell me that you are a genuinely curious person in regards to the subject at hand. It seems you are doing your due diligence, and are sincerely concerned. My initial reaction to your post was that it threw a a bunch of conspirological crud on the wall, featuring all the red herrings appropriate to the propaganda genre. In investigating your links and what you wrote I’ve learned a lot. I did not know about this system, and it’s mechanics. I can’t say my POV has changed, but I certainly regret writing to you as I did. Perhaps this is late, but I wanted to let you know.

  6. This is the absolute best explanation I’ve read as to why a mass international rollout of non-sterilizing vaccines are/were a terrible idea – and those in the know should have known. Well, it seems that they did know – and they did it anyway.

    It’s a fact that well >95% of folks getting the jab thought it was a sterilizing vaccine, like MMR. Heck, to mostly everyone that’s what vaccine means.

    This is gross negligence. Those who lead us are incompetent and have no right to lead us.

    Fight mandatory “vaccines” with everything you’ve got.

    • Gail Sheppard says

      No one in the field could be this stupid, so I think we have to assume they did this on purpose, knowing it would screw people.

      • Reading from the Gospel of Thomas (Malthus),
        the High Priest explains the purpose of the ‘vaccines’:

      • Yes, thanks so much to Bret Weinstein and the honorable docs and nurses who run who do their best – amidst unthinkable censoring, deplatforming, outright oppression – to get the word out.

        Bret Weinstein had an excellent analogy on his podcast the other day. None of us doubt that war profiteers exist. Back in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, everyone knew that Cheney’s old company Halliburton/KBR was profiting big time from war. People and institutions do it. We are not kind by nature, as the Gospels tell us. Heck, Christ even tells us that we are evil (Matthew 7:11). We need to be taught and to learn how to be good. Very few are doing that anymore.

        But why is is so hard to believe that there would be pandemic profiteers? Of course there are. And they’ve fully captured our institutions at the top, including the CDC, FDA, NIH, etc. They are the only ones who these organizations listen to anymore.

        We’re on our own here. Our governmental institutions are fully captured. The main news media was fully captured a while ago.

        Fight mandatory vaccinations and the “boosters” (which are a-comin’) with all you’ve got. Start with the truth. Funny thing about these captured bureaucrats — they can’t address or handle the truth. Many may be well-intentioned, but their policies are now fully insane. Resistance and fighting back are the only options.

        • So what are the most common & concerning symptoms of a Covid vaccine injection? I had 2 Moderna injections one month apart. This was… 3-4 months ago. How come there are none of the typical symptoms of a Covid vaccine?
          How come there are none of the typical symptoms of a Covid vaccine?
          (my poor sense of humor can be…sorry)

          So will my brain & body begin to decompose 3-4 years down the road, or sooner? …and people will either die of Covid or die b/c of the vaccine. Guess what. We are all going to die someday. This seems to me like a good opportunity to begin getting ready.

          “…He too (the Son of God) shared in their humanity so that by His death He might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil — and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their FEAR of death.”
          Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews

          Our Lord was only 33 years old…

          • Antiochene Son says

            I think by the nature of things, people tend to be more accepting of bad outcomes that are outside of their own (or human) control, even if this results in an objectively higher risk.

            Take self-driving cars for example. Objectively they have a better safety record than human-driven cars, yet far more people would hesitate to get into a self-driving car than ride along with a friend or family member. Why? Because we can relate to the risks of riding in a human-driven car. We are all human, and we understand and accept that humans can make deadly mistakes in the moment. But a machine is expected to perform flawlessly, and if it makes mistakes, this violates the expectation of order that should come from a well-tested and finely-tuned machine.

            In the same way, many people are more accepting of the (remote!) chance that they may contract COVID and suffer badly or die from it, than they are of taking matters into their own hands and possibly suffering or dying from the vaccine. Catching COVID has an element of random chance, while the vaccine is taken deliberately and you have to psychologically own whatever happens.

    • This was very informative, thank you. Scientific understanding doesn’t come naturally to me but I was still able to follow almost all of that.

      I wish more politicians would stand up against the stab altogether. As it is, even more conservative voices like Paul who are against mandates still think the stab has/is been very useful.

      Anyway. I have a brother-in-law whose had covid twice. The bad thing is he’s a federal employee so the stab would be mandatory for him. I really hope nothing bad happens.

      • Athanasia says

        Seraphim, I read this recently. Wouldn’t it apply to your BIL?

        Federal law, Title 21 U.S.C. § 360bbb-3(e)(1)(A)(ii)(I-III) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, states the following about products granted emergency authorization usage:
        Individuals to whom the product is administered are informed—
        (I) that the Secretary has authorized the emergency use of the product;
        (II) of the significant known and potential benefits and risks of such use, and of the extent to which such benefits and risks are unknown; and
        (III) of the option to accept or refuse administration of the product, of the consequences, if any, of refusing administration of the product, and of the alternatives to the product that are available and of their benefits and risks.

        Any entity or organization that requires EUA COVID-19 vaccinations, COVID-19 tests or masks are in violation of federal law, and will likely face lawsuits if they don’t allow exemptions or alternatives.

        • Athanasia,
          I’m no expert on this stuff. But I don’t think the rule of law means a thing to this administration.

  7. German Pathologist: Fatal Consequences
    of Vaccinations Underestimated

    ‘ Dr. Peter Schirmacher, who serves as Director at the Pathological Institute of the University of Heidelberg, is sounding the alarm on fatal vaccine injuries after performing over forty autopsies on people who had died within two weeks of receiving their COVID shot.

    The German daily, Augsburger Allgemeine, reports:

    “Schirmacher assumes [estimates] that 30 to 40 percent of them died from the vaccination. In his opinion, the frequency of fatal consequences of vaccinations is underestimated – a politically explosive statement in times when the vaccination campaign is losing momentum, the Delta variant is spreading rapidly and restrictions on non-vaccinated people are being discussed.” … ‘

    If autopsies were not to be done and corpses were to be cremated,
    there would be no solid evidence to dispute (or support)
    any diagnosis of death by COVID…

  8. Immunology Professor Byram Bridle:
    There is No “Pandemic of the Unvaccinated”

    [Video – 05:21]

    ‘ CDC’s Rochelle Walensky is peddling misinformation based on skewed data … ‘

    No change there then…

  9. University of Pittsburgh’s organ harvesting practices
    include racial quotas for minority babies

    Donald Trump, Jr.: “If you’re okay with torturing an unborn baby like this,
    then you need to seek help immediately”.

    You will need a strong stomach to read this article all the way through.

  10. PS: The video is worse, far worse.
    Evil is rising. May the Lord save us!

  11. A 4-year non-renewable excess body storage contract?
    What is it that they are expecting to happen – in the next 4 years?

    Temporary Body Storage Service
    A Tender Notice

    ‘ Published
    10 Jun 2021
    To 21 Jun 2025 (est.)
    12 Jul 2021 12:00 …


    The Authority seeks to procure a framework agreement for temporary body storage in the event of an excess deaths situation for the 32 London boroughs and the City of London, led by Westminster City Council.

    The framework agreement will appoint a single provider and will be for a period of 4 years. …


    This is a one-off contract (no recurrence)
    Renewals are not available. … ‘


    [Video – 1:00:00 (English subtitles)]

    ‘ Greek Lawyer Nikos Antoniadis is announcing the 4311 pages lawsuit he filed against the Greek Prime Minister, Members of Ministry Council, covid experts, covid hospitals, the media, specific judges and prosecutors, Facebook Corporation & Greek “fact checkers”, and anyone else participating in the criminal organization that was formed in Greece, committing felonies against Greek people, in order to support the narrative of a “pandemic” via the application of two protocols: the Protocol of Fraud and the Protocol of Death. …

    During the “pand[e]mic”, Greek lawyer Nikos Antoniadis has devoted himself to helping patients that are being held in hospitals, collecting evidence that proves the biggest scam in the history of Greek nation. He has also helped several covid victims’ families prove that the cause of death of their beloved ones was not covid, despite what was stated in the official documents.
    By 20th of July 2021, he has managed to have 18 postmortems operated and 100% of his examined cases have shown no covid, and has helped dozens of families, proving that there is “a protocol of death” which is being followed by hospitals leading patients to scheduled intubations and consequently death. … ‘

    The globalists have not won yet.
    Nikos Antoniadis has courage.
    May God protect him.


    I have read the paper you published by Fr. Alexander F.C. Webster , “The Moral Peril of Taking Most COVID-19 Vaccines” . I find that I am unable to post a comment under the original topic, but it’s related to what’s being discussed here , so I hope you don’t mind if I comment on “The Moral Peril of Taking Most COVID-19 Vaccines”

    It seems to me there has been remarkably little discussion of Fr. Alexander’s paper , other than on this blog. I have copied it and printed it out (and also passed on the link so it can be read online) , offering it to people I know to read and discuss . I have been getting almost no interest . Most people refuse to read it or give it a quick glance and dismiss it. I’m talking about members of an Orthodox parish ; almost all of my protestant friends and all of my non-religious friends would have no interest , but I would have thought it would be something that Orthodox people would think is important to discuss. Nope. All I see is either disinterest or outright hostility. Have any pro-vaccine Orthodox people even made an attempt to publish a scholarly, non-polemical response to Fr. Alexander ? At the OCA parish I attend there has been a glaring absence of spiritual guidance or discussion of the issue of the moral implications of the vaccines. The most we get is “Pray about it and do what seems right to you, do what makes you feel safe.” It’s rather depressing. I guess most people are afraid to speak openly. I wish most of our clergy were braver and therefore help us to be brave. Do I just happen to belong to a particularly wimpy parish ? Are other folks engaged in discussions at their parishes about the moral peril of the current covid vaccines ? Or is it just more of the silence, look the other way, pretend not to see ?

    • Mark 6:4
      But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour,
      but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.

    • Steven J. M. says

      “Are other folks engaged in discussions at their parishes about the moral peril of the current covid vaccines ? Or is it just more of the silence, look the other way, pretend not to see ?”

      Jean, thanks to God, my priest is on top of all this. He’s told me not to take the vaccine (not that I was going to anyway); he says openly that covid is a conspiracy and that we need start storing food etc for just in case; and he’s never bowed to the dictates of the new heresy of covidism in the Church, i.e., he’s never closed the doors, required masks, banned the veneration of icons, used multiple spoon, etc. As for other priests and parishes, I can’t say for sure, but the influence of the conspiracy does seem to be fairly widespread. A big reason for this is 1. Many clergymen today are intellectuals; 2. The heresy of Ecumenism has been raging largely unchecked for 100 years or more, and God deplores heresy; 3. If a person isn’t careful they’ll want to be popular or respectable and will combine this with a desire to appear intelligent, in which case they wet themselves with excitement over things like psychology, science and BS/pagan/enlightenment philosophy. While all of the above helps a person become good company at a dinner party, that’s unfortunately the most that can be said for it.

    • Jean,

      One thought on why there’s is “deafening silence” is that so many people have already taken the jump – they’ve already been vaccinated.

      For how many months last year and this year were we told incessantly that covid is fearful and deadly – and the only way to mitigate that fear is to get vaccinated? We were told for months (and still are, to those small few who may still listen to what the FDA/CDC says) that the covid vaccine makes you safe. I’m not judging anyone who got vaccinated – maybe I did, I’m not going to tell anyone – but so many jumped on the vaccine safety liferaft.

      For the millions who’ve gotten the vaccine to even consider that either it may be harmful or that it may simply not be effective – well, that’s just too much to even go there. Thus, the silence.

      I agree with others who’ve said that the FDA final approval of the vaccines is a moot point. The FDA/CDC has put themselves in a “can’t go back” position. We cannot even imagine the ramifications of the FDA saying the vaccine is unsafe or it doesn’t work all that well. FDA approval is a foregone conclusion, regardless of safety or efficacy.

      I only hope that those who run the FDA and CDC had the foresight to know that once they went down this path last year, there was no going back.

      If the FDA said that the vaccines may not be safe or effective, even in leftist Washington DC you’d have enough angry masses to march down Wisconsin Ave and just about lynch Saint Fauci.

      The shabby clinical trials for the vaccines were designed to produce only one result. That’s not science. That’s arriving at the conclusion before even starting to test the hypothesis.

      It’s crucial to have compassion and empathy when discussing these issues — which is why they should NEVER be discussed on social media in my opinion, but that’s the central place where they are “discussed” (though not much discussion takes place). It’s fairly impossible to express compassion or empathy on social media. Many who have had the vaccine may have some “vaccine regret,” and to shame them for having gotten a vaccine or to rub salt in their wound won’t get anyone anywhere, not to mention it’s downright evil to do that.

      I still believe we should resist mandatory across the board vaccination and boosters with everything we can muster. But somehow we need to do this with compassion and empathy for those who may have vaccine regret. I don’t know how to do that well. Generally, I think the less that’s spoken and the more love that’s shown, the better.

  14. Some of these discussions regarding the vaccines is missing the point. Personally, I think the vaccines are largely inert; i.e., they do nothing of any value and, though they have some potential for harm, the odds are quite low that anyone will suffer any significant adverse reaction. There doesn’t seem to be any question that people who are getting the vaccine are falling ill with Covid in significant numbers. So there is no real cause and effect here in the scientific sense.

    And that’s the real point. The point is not the details of the vaccine. The point is that it does not do what it purports to do but, nonetheless, people are being coerced into taking the vaccine and there are even instances where children are being removed from the homes of the vaccine hesitant.

    To put a fine point to it: Don’t be concerned about whether to get the vaccine or not, unless it’s based on Fr. Alexander’s point regarding connection to aborted fetal cells. Be concerned about the fascist coercion employed regarding X, not X itself. Keep your eye on the ball.

    The totalitarian nature of what the Biden Regime is doing, what the Left is doing, is the problem, not the vaccine. Trump got the vaccine developed. Is it safe? Who knows.? Probably not safe enough. Is it effective? Evidently not. But none of that is really the issue.

    The issue is the developing police state.

    You can debate the efficacy and safety and standards from here to kingdom come, but what we are looking at is vaccine passports and more lockdowns and mandatory vaccines for kids going back to school with possible removal for failure to comply. This is not Ebola. Draconian measures are unnecessary – unless you intend to impose totalitarianism. These are Orwellian fascists. You have to fight them as if they were Nazis, not “democratic socialists”.

    It is only a question of time before the commencement of our second civil war. People are caught in analysis paralysis. The time for serious counterrevolutionary activity arrived unnoticed by too many. The fascists accomplished a coup d’etat and are constructing a police state and they have a year and half before they have to stand for another election, which they may be able to steal again.

    Trump should have acted when he had the chance and we should be organizing – off the radar.

    • Gail Sheppard says

      These vaccines are far from inert. – When did Trump get the vaccine? He took antibodies when he got sick. He later said he had no need for the vaccine since he had gotten COVID. Did that change? Did he later get one of the vaccines?

      • Gail,

        “Trump got the vaccine developed.”

        This does not mean “Trump received the vaccine”. I meant that Trump ordered the development of the vaccine in record time, the same vaccine we are debating. I don’t dispute that we are seeing excessive negative reactions compared to other fully vetted vaccines. I tried to make that clear:

        “Probably not safe enough.”

        But the fact is that it really doesn’t protect against anything but neither has it caused mass negative reactions like a bad batch of medicine. To me, that’s “inert”.

        I see no reason to get the vaccine. I can think of several reasons to avoid it. But the quality of the vaccine does not seem to me to be the crux of the issue but rather the means of coercion applied to its dissemination.

        Is there a risk associated with it? Certainly. But there is probably enough poison under your sink in cleaning products to kill an entire family. So what? No one is forcing you to drink them. The coercion is the problem, not the vaccine.

        • Gail Sheppard says

          That vaccine is a loaded gun as we’ll be seeing very soon now. There is no way they didn’t know. Part of the reset is dramatically reducing the population.

          • “That vaccine is a loaded gun as we’ll be seeing very soon now.“

            Sincere question: What does that mean? When is “very soon”? Are you saying that the vaccine is some sort of ticking time bomb and very soon most people who had it are going to start having very bad reactions or even death from having taken the vaccine?

            • Gail Sheppard says

              After the vaccine is injected, the spike protein makes its way around the body. The spike sticks in your capillaries, in your brain, in your lungs, and just about everywhere else. I think I’ve explained the process.

              We have one (Delta) variant that’s making the rounds. When a vaccinated person is exposed to a coronavirus, their immune system goes into overdrive. In previous animal studies, the animals died..

              Based on the animal studies, physicians estimate that it will take 6 months to 2 years post vacination. (I think I gave a list of the physicians a few days ago so you all can look them up.)

              • 6-12 months for people to die?

              • “Based on the animal studies, physicians estimate that it will take 6 months to 2 years post vacination. (I think I gave a list of the physicians a few days ago so you all can look them up.)”

                Link ?

                I would say 6 months qualifies as “soon” (since vaccinations were starting in late 2020 , with wider roll-out starting in February 2021) . End of August will be 6 months since February. Among people vaccinated in December 2020 and January 2021 is there any widespread evidence of severe reactions or death ?

                • “…is there any widespread evidence of severe reactions or death ?”

                  Here is the link to VAERS, the US
                  ‘Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System’.
                  [Please note that the reported figures are estimated by a Harvard study to be only about 1% of the actual adverse events. So to get a true idea of the scale of the disaster, you must multiply thew numbers by anything up to 100x]:

                  VAERS COVID Vaccine Data
                  Reports from the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System.
                  Our data reflects all VAERS data including the “nondomestic” reports.
                  545,337 Reports
                  through July 30, 2021*

                  12,366 DEATHS

                  46,036 HOSPITALIZATIONS

                  68,040 URGENT CARE

                  92,527 OFFICE VISITS

                  4,759 ANAPHYLAXIS

                  4,044 BELL’S PALSY

                  1,381 Miscarriages

                  5,236 Heart Attacks

                  3,728 Myocarditis/Pericarditis

                  14,251 Permanently Disabled

                  2,269 Thrombocytopenia/Low Platelet

                  12,194 Life Threatening

                  23,354 Severe Allergic Reaction

                  7,509 Shingles

                  For the particular period you require, you can parse the data from the database. But please bear in mind that the CDC is being sued for deliberately falsifying (under-recording) these numbers.

                  • Here is a link to the summary data through July 17, 2021
                    from the European Union EUDRA Covid database.

                    Total reactions for the experimental mRNA vaccine Tozinameran (code BNT162b2,Comirnaty) from BioNTech/ Pfizer:

                    8,939 deaths and 695,332 injuries to 17/07/2021

                    19,163 Blood and lymphatic system disorders incl. 107 deaths

                    16,713 Cardiac disorders incl. 1,271 deaths

                    151 Congenital, familial and genetic disorders incl. 12 deaths

                    8,784 Ear and labyrinth disorders incl. 7 deaths

                    376 Endocrine disorders incl. 2 deaths

                    10,408 Eye disorders incl. 20 deaths

                    63,537 Gastrointestinal disorders incl. 403 deaths

                    188,523 General disorders and administration site conditions incl. 2,643 deaths

                    657 Hepatobiliary disorders incl. 38 deaths

                    7,639 Immune system disorders incl. 45 deaths

                    21,627 Infections and infestations incl. 886 deaths

                    8,215 Injury, poisoning and procedural complications incl. 130 deaths

                    17,151 Investigations incl. 304 deaths

                    5,143 Metabolism and nutrition disorders incl. 164 deaths

                    96,554 Musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders incl. 107 deaths

                    451 Neoplasms benign, malignant and unspecified (incl cysts and polyps) incl. 30 deaths

                    125,160 Nervous system disorders incl. 958 deaths

                    586 Pregnancy, puerperium and perinatal conditions incl. 18 deaths

                    128 Product issues

                    12,310 Psychiatric disorders incl. 119 deaths

                    2,210 Renal and urinary disorders incl. 137 deaths

                    5,923 Reproductive system and breast disorders incl. 2 deaths

                    30,071 Respiratory, thoracic and mediastinal disorders incl. 1,057 deaths

                    33,254 Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders incl. 81 deaths

                    1,114 Social circumstances incl. 13 deaths

                    463 Surgical and medical procedures incl. 24 deaths

                    19,021 Vascular disorders incl. 361 deaths

                    Total reactions for the experimental mRNA vaccine mRNA-1273(CX-024414) from Moderna: 5,109 deaths and 188,917 injuries to 17/07/2021

                    3,401 Blood and lymphatic system disorders incl. 42 deaths

                    5,427 Cardiac disorders incl. 558 deaths

                    78 Congenital, familial and genetic disorders incl. 4 deaths

                    2,400 Ear and labyrinth disorders

                    144 Endocrine disorders incl. 1 death

                    2,996 Eye disorders incl. 10 deaths

                    16,461 Gastrointestinal disorders incl. 189 deaths

                    50,799 General disorders and administration site conditions incl. 2,080 deaths

                    307 Hepatobiliary disorders incl. 18 deaths

                    1,567 Immune system disorders incl. 6 deaths

                    5,560 Infections and infestations incl. 308 deaths

                    4,134 Injury, poisoning and procedural complications incl. 97 deaths

                    3,853 Investigations incl. 98 deaths

                    1,902 Metabolism and nutrition disorders incl. 113 deaths

                    23,555 Musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders incl. 97 deaths

                    225 Neoplasms benign, malignant and unspecified (incl cysts and polyps) incl. 22 deaths

                    34,026 Nervous system disorders incl. 513 deaths

                    391 Pregnancy, puerperium and perinatal conditions incl. 2 deaths

                    33 Product issues

                    3,810 Psychiatric disorders incl. 88 deaths

                    1,202 Renal and urinary disorders incl. 78 deaths

                    1,203 Reproductive system and breast disorders incl. 2 deaths

                    8,513 Respiratory, thoracic and mediastinal disorders incl. 489 deaths

                    9,995 Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders incl. 39 deaths

                    845 Social circumstances incl. 19 deaths

                    636 Surgical and medical procedures incl. 48 deaths

                    5,454 Vascular disorders incl. 188 deaths

                    Total reactions for the experimental vaccine AZD1222/VAXZEVRIA (CHADOX1 NCOV-19) from Oxford/ AstraZeneca:

                    4,200 deaths and 887,314 injuries to 17/07/2021

                    10,414 Blood and lymphatic system disorders incl. 175 deaths

                    14,055 Cardiac disorders incl. 487 deaths

                    118 Congenital, familial and genetic disorders incl. 3 deaths

                    10,167 Ear and labyrinth disorders

                    385 Endocrine disorders incl. 3 deaths

                    15,321 Eye disorders incl. 17 deaths

                    89,087 Gastrointestinal disorders incl. 202 deaths

                    235,935 General disorders and administration site conditions incl. 1,075 deaths

                    664 Hepatobiliary disorders incl. 37 deaths

                    3,510 Immune system disorders incl. 14 deaths

                    20,564 Infections and infestations incl. 262 deaths

                    9,562 Injury, poisoning and procedural complications incl. 104 deaths

                    19,221 Investigations incl. 98 deaths

                    10,674 Metabolism and nutrition disorders incl. 55 deaths

                    136,186 Musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders incl. 55 deaths

                    411 Neoplasms benign, malignant and unspecified (incl cysts and polyps) incl. 10 deaths

                    187,160 Nervous system disorders incl. 670 deaths

                    328 Pregnancy, puerperium and perinatal conditions incl. 8 deaths

                    128 Product issues incl. 1 death

                    16,607 Psychiatric disorders incl. 36 deaths

                    3,169 Renal and urinary disorders incl. 36 deaths

                    10,364 Reproductive system and breast disorders

                    30,368 Respiratory, thoracic and mediastinal disorders incl. 492 deaths

                    40,721 Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders incl. 26 deaths

                    923 Social circumstances incl. 6 deaths

                    873 Surgical and medical procedures incl. 17 deaths

                    20,399 Vascular disorders incl. 311 deaths

                    Total reactions for the experimental COVID-19 vaccine JANSSEN (AD26.COV2.S) from Johnson & Johnson: 680 deaths and 51,656 injuries to 17/07/2021

                    461 Blood and lymphatic system disorders incl. 21 deaths

                    747 Cardiac disorders incl. 81 deaths

                    18 Congenital, familial and genetic disorders

                    289 Ear and labyrinth disorders

                    14 Endocrine disorders incl. 1 death

                    598 Eye disorders incl. 3 deaths

                    5,021 Gastrointestinal disorders incl. 28 deaths

                    13,775 General disorders and administration site conditions incl. 163 deaths

                    71 Hepatobiliary disorders incl. 6 deaths

                    199 Immune system disorders incl. 3 deaths

                    744 Infections and infestations incl. 19 deaths

                    467 Injury, poisoning and procedural complications incl. 9 deaths

                    2,710 Investigations incl. 48 deaths

                    259 Metabolism and nutrition disorders incl. 12 deaths

                    8,905 Musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders incl. 20 deaths

                    20 Neoplasms benign, malignant and unspecified (incl cysts and polyps) incl. 1 death

                    11,093 Nervous system disorders incl. 86 deaths

                    16 Pregnancy, puerperium and perinatal conditions incl. 1 death

                    13 Product issues

                    546 Psychiatric disorders incl. 6 deaths

                    177 Renal and urinary disorders incl. 9 deaths

                    258 Reproductive system and breast disorders incl. 2 deaths

                    1,646 Respiratory, thoracic and mediastinal disorders incl. 53 deaths

                    1,382 Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders incl. 2 deaths

                    106 Social circumstances incl. 3 deaths

                    429 Surgical and medical procedures incl. 30 deaths

                    1,692 Vascular disorders incl. 73 deaths

                    These results are also grossly under-reported.

              • Gail, Quick question for you, does the J&J V use this same spike protein system, or is it different? Side caveat, I’m simply wanting to know the answer to this specific question. I get all of the other issues surrounding all V’s, for now, I just want to know this one thing about the J&J.

                • Gail Sheppard says

                  The vaccine includes the following ingredients: recombinant, replication-incompetent adenovirus type 26 expressing the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, citric acid monohydrate, trisodium citrate dihydrate, ethanol, 2-hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin (HBCD), polysorbate-80, sodium chloride.

                  The vaccine contains the RNA that codes for the SARS-COV-2 spike protein (the protein against which antibody must be made to produce immunity to SARS-COV-2 infection) inserted into another virus called adenovirus type-26 (Ad26) which is the vehicle used to get it into the body.

                  After injection, the virus will enter the host cells and cause them to produce the SARSCOV-2 spike protein. The host’s immune system can then recognize it and begin to produce antibodies against the viral antigen.

            • Click on the pagelink,
              then scroll down to the video:

              Dr Charles Hoffe explains it clearly.

      • Yes, according to news reports Donald & Melania Trump received Covid-19 vaccines in January

    • The spike proteins are toxic.
      The vaccines turn human cells into factories producing proteins toxic to humans.

      “Trump should have acted when he had the chance”.
      Perhaps he tried, but no one would obey his orders.
      Certainly Bill Barr didn’t and the FBI wouldn’t…etc…


        Good article, if a bit too cerebral. I’m not necessarily in agreement with the author’s commitment to non-violent change through political mechanisms, though I am sympathetic.

        If Trump returns, he will need to assure us that he will not hesitate to fire as many subordinates as necessary in order to impose his will. It was weakness he showed regarding all of the subversion in his administration. The fact that the Establishment Uniparty was willing to resort to a coup d’etat should convince him to be absolutely ruthless. If he doesn’t, or if DeSantis doesn’t, then they’re idiots and it’s over.

        The only thing that can displace a Secular Fascist regime is a Rightist Authoritarian regime, not some nostalgic attempt to recreate the spirit of 1776. That experiment expired in about the time that de Tocqueville predicted. Now the only choices are between totalitarianism vs. authoritarianism, Stalin/HItler vs. Franco/Putin, if you will. Those who really cling to being democrats (small “d”) are far too weak to prevail. Recall the fate of the Russian Provisional Government after the abdication of the Tsar.

        The Democrats, approximately half the country, have repudiated any democratic restraint. The Republic is dead. It takes two to tango and one has already left the building. Restoring it would only rewind the clock and set the stage for a replay of Democrat treason.

        My guess is that Trump has learned his lesson, and that DeSantis has been paying close attention the whole time. He is already forming a proto-cabinet and that is a very good sign. What he needs are senior executive officials sworn to him personally. And now is the time, when there are no cameras or traitors blabbing it all to the Washington Post. Constitutional mechanisms, to the extent that they remain, are enough of a check on executive power. He needs people who will defy anyone and everyone except the Supreme Court (if that) in order to enact his orders.

        My gut tells me the Secular Fascists are too psychologically weak to effectively implement a police state – which is what they will have to do to succeed. They have Chinese backing and the Chinese are most certainly ruthless enough. But Biden, Harris, Schumer, Pelosi, etc. are not Chinese. They still feel it necessary to project a veneer of normalcy and “Americanism”. And that will be their undoing.

        Personally, I’m grateful. All they have done is awaken a sleeping giant, a giant who has been asleep for over 230 years.

        • The Republic is dead…
          Long live Caesar?

          • Brendan,

            I think the political class knows it on some level. Stealing an election is a bit like sin against the Holy Ghost. The reason is that you have shot the referee and there is no more game.

            The only thing restraining the Democrats at this juncture is the limit of their confidence. The press is acting as if this is normal. The Establishment Republicans are acting if this is normal. Thus the Democrats are playing it “Americana” and pretending that the old dynamic exists and they can call 11/3 a unique, extraordinary event (in their heart of hearts) justified by Trump’s alleged authoritarianism. One steal, no more, seems to be the implied contract.

            Yet they are pushing for “voting rights”, discussing another lockdown and battling election reform. It is the nature of psychoses to get worse. The first thing the Dems did after stealing the November election was to repeat the process in Georgia. They will try in 2022 and 2024. They have been rewarded with a presidency. It is like a predator who has tasted human flesh and takes a liking to it.

            I’m an unapologetic and forthright monarchist. That is the Law of God. Nonetheless. in the modern era, dominant party politics have arisen as an acceptable substitute for outright autocracy. I have in mind the governments in Russia, Hungary Poland, the post-WWII Japanese government, even Franco’s Spain, etc.

            But the fact is that if you maintain the present system of two party power sharing, the Democrats have already rejected the legitimacy of Republican administrations, in principle. You can’t go back from that. The Dems killed the Republic when they swore in ChiCom Joe Biden on 1/20 during a police state occupation of DC occasioned by a false flag Reichstag Fire 1/6 event.

            Making believe it didn’t happen won’t make it go away. The Progressive Fascists have succeeded in a coup d’etat and seized power. The only limit on their power is their gall. The MSM will back them. Probably the military will stay out of it given the degradation of the upper levels of the officer corps.

            I hope we will have the same chance the Ukrainians had after their coup; i.e., that a relatively free future election will exorcise the minions in control now. But there are two essential points to bear in mind:

            1. It would be stupid and irresponsible of the Biden Regime to allow free and fair elections in the future. They know they stole it and that doing so is the only way they can win. The notion that they will hand over power as easily as Trump did should be dubious to you.

            2. Even if their superficial commitment to “Americanism” is enough of an inhibition to persuade them to allow another fair election and peaceful transition, the MAGA movement cannot afford to allow these people into power again. They have shown that they can and will stage a coup d’etat if they don’t like the odds and it is in their power. If “The Steal” cannot be read into the conventional wisdom as historical fact and thus the Democratic Party permanently discredited in the eyes of the vast majority of Americans (like the CPUSA, for instance), then sooner or later they will solidify permanent control.

            I’m starting to plan emigration. Seriously. I don’t like the odds here and I don’t trust an American public that twice elected Clinton and Obama and a Republican Party that sold Trump down the river. It may very well be that the writing is already on the wall and the situation is unsalvageable.

            Assuming the stupidity of your enemy is never a wise plan. You have to assume the stupidity of the Left to believe that they haven’t already killed the Republic and established a totalitarian, fascist police state. They may be stupid enough not to ruthlessly consolidate power.

            But there is nothing to stop them.

            I don’t say that as a pessimist. I believe in being confident, optimistic and positive. But that is the objective situation. What we make of it is up to us. Emigration seems to me to be the best way to make lemonade out of lemons if the Dems have the presence of mind to hold power.

            You have to understand: They don’t know what is happening to them. We will likely have a window where emigration is possible before the worst of it inasmuch as it will take a while for the ruthlessness of the psychosis to spread and infiltrate all areas of life. But that is what we are looking at, much like Nazism. Think Hunger Games type evil. It doesn’t metastasize overnight but it does gradually find its blackest manifestation.

            • George Michalopulos says

              Wow. Powerful analysis, Misha.

              Two scenarios: (1) Trump pulls a Grover Cleveland and we go full-MAGA on the Left or, (2) the Left succeeds but only at the cost of ruining everything.

              If #2 is the outcome, then we have 10-20 years –a generation at the outside–to let the unsustainability of the situation play itself out. Ultimately realism kicks in. That means no more feminazism, sodomozation, transsexualism, egalitarianism. The pieces will be picked up.

              The only question is how our descendants will view all the nonsense that we believed in to survive for as long as we did.

            • Antiochene Son says

              Probably the military will stay out of it given the degradation of the upper levels of the officer corps.

              They have built the military that they need to keep power. The US military in 2021 is not designed or intended to be used overseas against China, Russia, or Iran; we have drones and proxy wars for that. It is meant to be used domestically against the heritage US population. That’s why they have driven out of its ranks everyone who could possibly sympathize with normal Americans.

              The military was traditionally composed of blue collar white men. In today’s climate, you will not get those men to violate the law against their civilian peers. If they want to do battle against normal white men, they needed a military composed of women, minorities, and degenerates who hate normal white men. And now that’s what they have, along with a few traitorous white beta men who go along with it to save their careers, as if they will be safe in the end.

              I see no point in bailing though. To run away is the conservative answer that fails every time. There is nowhere that globohomo will not find you eventually. This has to be fought and ended. We win by taking power. (And that is the only way we can ever get to a Christian monarchy, for that matter.)

              The best way for the average citizen to fight as an insurgent is to get married and have normal, heritage American children and raise them to be normal Orthodox Christians. The death cult has no answer to that.

            • Where would you emigrate Misha?

              • Petros,

                I speak both Spanish and Russian well enough to live anywhere where those are the dominant languages. But I doubt it will come to that. It’s good to have an exit strategy but you have to assume the red states will hold the line.

                What amazes me is that it hasn’t gotten violent yet. At some point the dissonance will become so strong that it will break out. Ideally, red states would begin to secede before that.

                But there is an unsettling tardiness afoot.

                • While I have no essential quarrel with secession, I can see a multi-regional breakup happening. The problem with that is, even Southron nationalists now feel a cultural kinship with the people of the Midwest, the Old West, the Upper Midwest (PA, MN) so why should we break up the country just to get away from the Libtardistanis of Portlandia and the know-it-all Yankees of New England? Let them leave.

                  However, we may not have a choice. I don’t see an active breakup so much as the present Republic being unsustainable, that is breaking up is inevitable, as it was in the USSR and Yugoslavia.

                  There is a safety-valve however: and that would be each of the 50 States augmenting their respective sovereignty at the expense of the central government. Some (Texas, Fla, the Dakotas) will do better while others (MD, IL, NJ, etc.) will continue to go down the crapper. Believe it or not, I can actually see Cali rebounding once it gets its demographic house in order (the Asians are incredibly tenacious, I can see them turning the Golden State into their own quasi-colony, like they have Hawaii).

                  • Antiochene Son says

                    While it’s a romantic idea that harkens back to America’s founding, I think we are far past the point of the country breaking up along state lines. You’re right that this country no longer has regional ideologies or values; the divisions in America run through every state, county, city, and village.

                    To get to anything approximating a regional breakup of the US would require an actual civil war, wherein the rural populations starve out and expel the lunatic city populations that they surround. This could be done, but it would require a Total War strategy and I just don’t see that ever happening. Conservatives don’t want to win, they just want to be left alone, so they will never do anything of actual value.

                    On the ground, we will continue to have two or more parallel societies engaged in a low grade civil conflict, and I don’t see either side advancing to total victory. Although the Left clearly has the advantage, because they fight to win. The Right fights to maintain the status quo or maybe return to a recently past lower state of degeneracy, but never to win; so they will continue to lose for as long as we continue electing losers.

                    I don’t see anyone in the current Republican or mainstream right-wing paradigm that fits my definition of a winner, so if I am blackpilled it is because of that. We could easily win if we had leaders who wanted to win at all costs.

                    • George Michalopulos says

                      All things being equal, you’re 100% correct. But things are never 100% equal. If this “infrastructure bill” passes, then I can see the entire economy collapsing into a hyperinflation. The Blue cities (other than New England, there are no Blue States, only Blue cities) will probably degenerate into more BLM/antifa cycles of violence.

                      Then when things get really intolerable, Red militias will disable the power grids of the most notorious Blue cities, further plunging them into Thunderdome-like dystopias. As for the military, even if it’s completely wokefied and anti-Christian, they won’t want to engage in the same level of destruction of the Red States. They’ll try to occupy them but not devastate them because they are the engine that keeps the American empire still afloat.

                      What Sherman did to Georgia was confining total war to essentially one state. Neither Lincoln nor anybody else with half a brain wanted to destroy the South but merely occupy it and punish it just enough to keep it in the Union.

                      And now, we’d be talking about the 3,000+ counties that Trump carried. Not just 30 states but the geographic majority of states that “went” for Biden: huge swaths of California, Oregon, Washington State, Virginia, Minnesota and Michigan voted for Trump.

                      I could be wrong, but I can’t see a Milley or a tranny general wanting to –or being able to–destroy that much of the country. And they would have to destroy it, occupying it would be a nightmare.

                  • George,

                    That is a great point. It is not much appreciated in our context but what happened to the former Soviet Union was that the superstructure of the USSR ceased to be the decisive level of government. When the hardliners attempted a coup against Gorbachev, it was Yeltsin as the president of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic who saved his tail. That was in August, 1991. Four months later, there was no Soviet Union. There was no civil war.

                    It would be as if the federal government here faded to insignificance. And that’s not out of the question. Texas is already attempting to close its border with Mexico despite DC. And you have various sanctuary and nullification arrangements springing up around the country.

                    It is entirely possible that the US will not go out with a bang but a whimper. Power simply may devolve to the states if there is a vacuum or obvious mismanagement in Washington. Early in the republic, people thought of themselves as citizens of this or that state, rather than the federal entity. We might see the return of that mentality.

                    Does America really need overall centralized power in a superstate, or only for particular functions? We started out with Articles of Confederation which at the time were seen as insufficient. But that was over two hundred years ago. In the digital age, when everything else is leaning toward decentralization, why shouldn’t sovereignty?

                • But that’s the thing, Misha. The current American Left led by old boomer white-ish guys and gals aren’t ruthless. But for them to fully succeed, they need to be.

                  Pelosi, Biden, Obama, prostitute-Kamala, the Oprah crowd, the Ibrahim Kendi crowd, even the ridiculous mouthpiece Raggedy Ann Psaki — they just aren’t ruthless enough.

                  Their Maoist & Soviet predecessors would’ve had no problem sending Americans to gulags or flat out shooting them.

                  But this pathetic crowd sees a need to maintain a veneer of respectability. Why? I don’t know. But to succeed they need to be ruthless. They aren’t.

                  Leftist or Rightist totalitarianism is what’s coming. No way I’m emigrating. Eff them.

                  I’ll be the first member of the American resistance in the spirit of the true French during the Nazi occupation or in the spirit of the White Army fighting the communists in the early 1920s. Eff them.

                  To succeed they’ll need to be ruthless, and if they start becoming ruthless, the 100+ million armed Americans who have been more than patient till now will hopefully rise up and throw them in the Atlantic.

                  They’re careless and stupid. Seriously? Kamala? Pelosi? Obama? In a healthy culture they’d be running brassiere shops if they’re lucky; that’s it. We aren’t running away from them like cowards.

                  • George Michalopulos says

                    FTS, along these lines, the Democrat bench is thin and narrow. The reason Cuomo was taken out was to clear the pathway for Kamala in 24. And that alone shows how there’s nobody on the horizon for the Democrats.

                    In the far horizon (say 2028/32), Matthew McConnaghy is being groomed for governor of Texas. He’s white, good-looking, overtly Christian, not insane, and married to a black woman. If he serves one term and does’t act like your typical insane Travis County leftist, he’ll have a shot at the nomination. George Clooney’s time has passed (although he may run for Cocaine Mitch’s Senate seat).

                    Don’t laugh people, that’s how these things work.

                    • George,

                      Some of the comments here lead me to believe that people are misguided as to what victory will look like. Basically, it will be a different set of characters leading the play. You have Trump and DeSantis in the wings for the presidency and a slew of MAGA Republicans are primarying RINOS and conservative traitors.

                      Do not succumb to the expectation of fairy tale endings and prospects of reconciliation. The Left and the disloyal Republican Establishment will go to their graves believing they are right, Orange Man Bad, unrepentant and defiant. There are still half a million in the Communist Party of the Russian Federation.

                      Mitch McConnell and other conservative traitors will not repent regardless of the evidence, nor will the other Establishment Republicans and certainly not the Democrats. You can’t convince them. One cannot wake someone who is only pretending to sleep. They operate at a level where they are privy to much we are not and they very well know what happened in reality. You have to defeat them, replace them and take if from them by force. Then they must be relegated to the permanent wilderness to wither and fade away.

                      That is the folly of those who think they have to prove something to the Left or the Republican Establishment. Audits and symposiums only have a shot at persuading the slice of the population that is not MAGA (MAGA being probably over half the country) nor is die hard Liberal (if not commie) which is maybe 30-35 percent of the populace.

                      I doubt if 20 percent of the electorate is in play. My guess is that it’s 60 /30, Right/Left. 2020 was actually a Trumpian landslide. He may have won California.

                      What you have is a media plot to deceive people into believing a convenient lie in the hope that future elections can be stolen as they were in 2020. But that is a fool’s bet. Lindell had a number of experts in computer engineering, physics/mathematics and military intelligence who all came to the same conclusions from different angles regarding the election data. You should watch Day 2 and the panel with the computer engineer, Draza Smith. She traced it right down to the development of the fixers’ strategic adaptation to Trump’s overwhelming numbers.

                      I knew there was a fix. I didn’t have any idea how deep it was.

                      She could tell by the data as it developed over real time that they had it all mapped out before the election. Florida, Ohio and North Carolina were to go to Biden. They inflated the voter rolls leading up to the election to give them the “credit line” necessary to add votes at will. They used the 2010 census as a baseline. Each state had a different algorithm, but the algorithm held for each county in the state. The trick was to allocate enough votes to Biden to bring his totals up to a pre determined number of voters, just over Trump’s totals, based on an electorate projected from the 2010 census and percentage allocation of votes by the algorithm.

                      However, if the wave for Trump exceeded the parameters of the credit line they had given themselves of extra votes (otherwise purged voters, the dead, the out of state, etc) controlled by the percentages dictated by the algorithm and the 2010 Census numbers, then the effort fell apart in that state and only skewed votes to Biden without delivering him the victory in that state.

                      Fox, et al., already knew that Florida had been allocated to Biden. That’s why they refused to call it. They also knew that the “credit line” of extra votes held in Arizona was safe enough to ensure that in the end, sooner or later, it would be stolen for Biden. So they called it early based on next to nothing, while still refusing to call some of the states Trump clearly won delaying in the hopes that the state fixers could get their sh*t together.

                      When Florida fell through, which was supposed to be demoralizing to Republican expectations, they had to scramble and switched NC for Georgia (to make the electoral college numbers come out right) and went ahead calling Arizona.

                      If you recall the 2016 election and the Elite reaction to the unfolding drama of the Trump win, the look of shock on Peggy Noonan’s face during ABC’s election night coverage and her femslpaination of what those flyover state rascals had done, it all makes sense.

                      They simply decided not to take a chance on the electorate re-electing Trump. He wasn’t supposed to win in 2016 but his margins probably blew out their stops in that election as well. Not a second time, they vowed.

                      Was it the CCP? The DNC? Some rogue element of the DNC?

                      I do not believe it was a rogue element of the DNC. This had to have full DNC participation to work. Also, among the Democratic elite, it must have been widely known the fix was in because that would explain Fox’s behavior (their election manager that night was a Democratic operative). But was it done in league with the CCP?

                      Cui bono?

                      Democrats couldn’t manage to steal the 2016 election. They may have been working with the Chinese back then, and their projection regarding Russia would certainly support that hypothesis. If I had to guess, also knowing what we do now about the origin of Covid, I’d say something like the following sketch probably played out:

                      In 2016, Hillary was in charge of her own campaign. She was fully lucid and a ruthless control freak. Operational control of the attempted steal, therefore, probably centered in her campaign despite Chinese involvement in the logistics; i.e., she probably called in the dogs and could call off the dogs according to her will.

                      Under that assumption, and it is an assumption, then what probably happened was that they did what they could to steal it but the margins overwhelmed their attempts and so they had to allow a Trump victory. BUT, she may have assumed that, somehow, the Russians were on the other side cheating as well and that that explained the Trump margins which the strategy was not overcoming. Most likely, however, the Russia thing was pure bs from inception. If the Chinese were involved, they may have offered to take it to the mat and simply make the numbers total what they desired, but if so, she chickened out and decided to just vent and blame it on the Russians. I.e., she choked.

                      In 2020, Biden, of course, was not in charge at all. This time around I assume the CCP orchestrated the whole thing using as a template their prior involvement with Hillary. No doubt they had developed tactics to circumvent the problem of overwhelming margins and that is what played out in the 2020 election.

                      And now it’s all in the open in black and white irrefutable data compiled by Lindell and his people and shortly to be confirmed by forensic audits which are spreading and picking up steam. The MSM are slowly losing control of the narrative. They probably have lost the majority of the electorate already. And it’s only going to get worse unless they have the balls to go full on totalitarian, which they don’t.

                      But they will go to their graves in denial. They should be ashamed and humiliated by what they have done, but few will likely go that route. They had to have gotten that leftist hard edge to even dare such a fiasco in the first place. They have no shame because they have no conscience because they are totally caught up in the ideology which controls them like a passion or brainwashing.

                      It has to do with their basic nihilistic worldview. No God, only materialism. And matter and energy don’t mean anything in themselves, only what we want them to be, at least morally. So facts are not to be trusted above ideology. The vision is correct, the facts must simply be massaged to accommodate because there is no objective reality at all when it comes to moral/ideological appreciation.

                      And they simply have to be displaced, not convinced.

                    • “FTS, along these lines, the Democrat bench is thin and narrow. The reason Cuomo was taken out was to clear the pathway for Kamala in 24. And that alone shows how there’s nobody on the horizon for the Democrats.”

                      If they can install Biden, they can install anyone, there’s nobody more unelectable than Biden. When Cuomo came under too much scrutiny for alleged medical murder to promote the Covid hoax, that’s when the sexual allegations were allowed to emerge.

                    • George Michalopulos says

                      Myst, Misha, I don’t disagree at all.

                      As to your larger point, that if “Biden could be installed”, so could anybody else, technically speaking, you’re correct.

                      However, things don’t work out that way unless you’re a Third-world country like Mexico which, for the better part of a century, had only one party (the PRI) and each future president was anointed for a single, six-year term. But even here it didn’t last forever: Fox ran on the PAN ticket and won.

                      I don’t want to get into the dynamics of countries which are completely oligarchic but only that in America, the Democrat Party does not have complete control of its bases. It is a “coalition of the fringes”, i.e. blacks, Jews, Hispanics, Asians, gays, single women and at best 20% of the white population. Not all of these people like each other . In fact, they are antithetical to each other.

                      What this means is that to pull off another steal a la 2020, things have to align just right and all of these demographics need to be pacified.

                      The thing to remember is that 2020 was not about Trump but about 2016, the year in which the Deep State lost control of the election. They vowed to never allow that to happen again, no matter how much Trump had it in the bag. Unfortunately for them, 2020 took all their energy to rig the election to their liking.

                      A military analogy: after we won on VE day, we faced two prospects: (1) declare victory & accept the Red Army as co-equal conquerors, or (2) attack the Soviets and try to push them back into the Ukraine. We decided that we didn’t have the resources and the willpower to take the war to the Soviets. For one thing, their supply lines were shorter and they’d be fighting a defensive battle. Even if we could have pushed them back to their borders, they would have fought a scorched-earth policy in which our men and materiel would have been depleted. At most, we would have won a Pyrrhic victory.

                      That’s essentially where the Deep State is now. Sure, they rigged Creepy Joe into office but they had no idea how he could have tanked the economy in just six months. They depleted their resources.

                      Of course, t;his doesn’t take into account the fact that the GOP can snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. That all depends on whether the RINO/cucks maintain control.

                    • George: “…they had no idea how he could have
                      tanked the economy in just six months. ”

                      Is this economic destruction not part of the Great Reset plan?

                    • Gail Sheppard says

                      Yes, but they speeded it up so they can do as much damage as possible in the shortest period of time possible.

                      If I hadn’t seen it myself, I wouldn’t have believed it.

                    • Nate Trost says

                      George Michalopulos wrote
                      “they had no idea how he could have tanked the economy in just six months”

                      Apparently ‘tanking’ the economy means this now:

                      US GDP growth
                      Q1 2021 +6.3%
                      Q2 2021 +6.5%

                      US unemployment
                      Jan 2021 6.3%
                      Jul 2021 5.4%

                    • George Michalopulos says

                      Curiously, you left out the inflation rate. And the unemployment rate is far higher than that. In fact, because of the freebies the govt is giving out, employers cannot find employees and have to resort to sign-on bonuses.

                      But I must assume you don’t have a car or patronize grocery stores.

                    • Nate Trost says

                      I was hoping you’d bring up inflation! And it’s entirely appropriate you mention cars, because they are integral to any inflation discussion in 2021. The July inflation numbers came out last week[1].

                      If you look, inflation as measured by CPI increased 0.5% month-over-month in July, which is sharply down below June’s rate of 0.9%. That decline was largely driven (heh) by cars. In April, May and June, used cars, new cars, auto parts and car rentals made up over half of core month-over-month inflation! In July that dropped to just over a quarter.

                      There is a lot of supply and demand mismatching going around right now, versus anything like a Weimar Republic or even a 1970s parallel. In the case of cars and car rentals, one can directly draw a line to poor executive decisions made as the pandemic ramped up last year. Of course, everybody trying to make stuff all at once again introduces bottlenecks on things like, container shipping.[2]

                      So yes, inflation is a bit higher than recent historical lows. But it still isn’t that high. Buying a car right now definitely sucks though. I was at my dealer the other week and I’m not sure they had ten new cars in inventory on the lot. But the car manufacturer has themselves to blame for that situation.

                      Ending the expanded unemployment benefits early didn’t prod people into taking underpaying crappy jobs.[3] “UKG, a payroll and time-management firm, found that shifts among hourly workers in those states grew at about half the rate as states that continued the benefit — the opposite trend of what one might expect.”


                    • George Michalopulos says

                      Seriously, Nate? After what the whole world has seen in the last 24 hours, you’re going to ask us to trust anything at from the Biden Maladministration?

                      The only thing I can think of that makes any sense is that you and live on two different planets. Leaving aside my gas and grocery bills, every time I drive under a bridge I see at five or more people living under them. Some have made make-shift homes out of cardboard boxes. The lucky ones have grocery carts or a bicycle.

                      Now, to be honest, homelessness has been a phenomenon ever since that federal judge closed the sanitaria down (back in the mid-80s). But it really took off under Obama (at least in my neck of the woods). Things abated under Trump somewhat. No matter, now it’s exploded everywhere. This last month alone it’s positively horrendous.

                      I guess what I’m trying to say is I agree with Mark Twain: “figures don’t lie but liars figure”. Or that other saying: “who you gonna believe, the official reports or your lying eyes?”

                  • “Pelosi, Biden, Obama, prostitute-Kamala, the Oprah crowd, the Ibrahim Kendi crowd, even the ridiculous mouthpiece Raggedy Ann Psaki — they just aren’t ruthless enough.”

                    27 May 2021:


                    A new poll has found that a startling proportion of Americans believe that the government and major institutions are run by a child sex trafficking cabal, with Republicans notably more likely to hold that belief than other groups.

                    According to the survey from the nonpartisan Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), 15 per cent of all Americans agree with the statement that “the government, media, and financial worlds in the US are controlled by a group of Satan-worshipping pedophiles who run a global child sex trafficking operation” – a central tenet of the QAnon conspiracy theory ideology.

                    When broken down by party affiliation, 23 per cent of Republicans agree with that statement – against 14 per cent of independents and 8 per cent of Democrats.

                    Revealing the Truth about the Hollywood Elites – SOUTH PARQ VACCINATION SPECIAL:


                • Misha,
                  I would love to think you’re right about the red states, but I just can’t believe that. Look at the public school systems in deeply red states like Nebraska, Tenn, and Utah. They are all going crazy with the masks and CRT.
                  Sadly, the good people in states like those got tricked, due to them being good people. They just couldn’t believe what was happening right under their own noses. Now, their schools and local govts have been taken over by leftists. Good people in red states were too slow to realize that there was a war going on.
                  It’s good to have an exit strategy for going to a different country.

                • Is there even somewhere where you could go thats Spanish or Russian speaking that isn’t still caught up in all of this covid hooplah?

                  I can read/write pretty well in Russian & Greek and can speak it somewhat (though by no means fluent), so those would have been my options. But seeing what Greece is like right now, politically/socially/religiously makes me not want to go there.

                  Poland and Georgia (the country) were my other two thoughts. Possibly Cyprus.

                  Not saying that I’ll emigrate, but, it’s always good to have a contingency plan even if you never use it.


            On Orwell’s Warning

            What so many miss is that “democracy” ends in this type of government, anarchy and then tyranny. That is the witness of the Church Fathers. And, contrary to the conventional wisdom of Western liberals, the real rock of defense against such a dystopia is not democracy, but monarchy, Christian monarchy. Symphony with the Church acts as a repellant to totalitarianism and strong executive leadership acts as a repellant to the factional ascent of the Left.

            That is the beauty and goodness of the Right. Goodness itself is of the Right – the classical conservative Right. The further away you get from Christian monarchy, the closer you get toward anarchy and totalitarian tyranny. And that is also the paradox of America, founded on anti-monarchialism, yet having a limited monarch in the person of a chief executive.

            Without the Right, we slouch toward atheism and the Religion of the State, inevitably controlled by an oppressive oligarchy, lost in the passions, exploiting their underlings.

  15. Federal Senator Malcolm Roberts
    (Queensland): On Freedom:

    [Video – 4:57]

    ‘ The side that is locking people up for the crime of being healthy, arresting protesters, pepper spraying kids, beating up grannies, banning books and electronic messages, censoring social media, sending threatening letters, forcing small businesses to close, urging people to dob in dissenters and banning safe drugs that have worked for 60 years are all on the wrong side of history. ‘

    Australia is now de facto a martial law dictatorship

  16. This is Nuts, Moderna and Pfizer Intentionally Lost
    The Clinical Trial Control Group Testing Vaccine Efficacy and Safety

    ‘ This is not just scientific madness, it appears to be very intentional and purposeful.

    The Moderna and Pfizer vaccine tests were conducted, as customary, with a control group; a group within the trial who were given a placebo and not the test vaccine. However, during the trial -and after the untested vaccines were given emergency use authorization- the vaccine companies conducting the trial decided to break protocol and notify the control group they were not vaccinated. Almost all the control group were then given the vaccine.

    Purposefully dissolving the placebo group violates the scientific purpose to test whether the vaccine has any efficacy; any actual benefit and/or safety issues. Without a control group there is nothing to compare the vaccinated group against. According to NPR, the doctors lost the control group in the Johnson County Clinicial Trial (Lexena, Kansas) on purpose:

    (Via NPR) […] “Dr. Carlos Fierro, who runs the study there, says every participant was called back after the Food and Drug Administration authorized the vaccine.

    “During that visit we discussed the options, which included staying in the study without the vaccine,” he says, “and amazingly there were people — a couple of people — who chose that.”

    He suspects those individuals got spooked by rumors about the vaccine. But everybody else who had the placebo shot went ahead and got the actual vaccine. So now Fierro has essentially no comparison group left for the ongoing study. “It’s a loss from a scientific standpoint, but given the circumstances I think it’s the right thing to do,” he says.

    People signing up for these studies were not promised special treatment, but once the FDA authorized the vaccines, their developers decided to offer the shots.

    Just so we are clear, the final FDA authorization and approval for the vaccines are based on the outcome of these trials. As noted in the example above, the control group was intentionally lost under the auspices of “the right thing to do”, so there is no way for the efficacy, effectiveness or safety of the vaccine itself to be measured.

    There’s no one left within the control group, of a statistically valid value, to give an adequate comparison of outcomes for vaxxed -vs- non-vaxxed.

    Whiskey – Tango – Foxtrot !!! This is nuts. … ‘

    The only control group left is the unvaccinated,
    who should be cherished and preserved…

  17. Template for Religious Exemption
    from COVID-19 Vaccines

    The RC Bishops of Colorado have come up with a specimen letter
    to apply for a religious exemption from the COVID-19 ‘vaccines’.

    Why can’t Orthodox bishops produce something similar?

    • “Why can’t Orthodox bishops…”

      Because the OCA ones are saying getting the vaccine is the ethical thing to do.

      • ‘Some bishops’ is not ‘all bishops’.
        There is no reason a template cannot be produced
        to be downloaded and printed as required.

    • Archpriest Alexander F. C. Webster says

      Brendan, that letter may work for some Roman Catholics, but I know other RCs who would reject it as both erroneous and inadequate for this weasel language alone:

      “There is a moral duty to refuse the use of medical products, including certain vaccines, that are created using human cells lines derived from abortion; however, it is permissible to use such vaccines only under case-specific conditions—if there are no other alternatives available and the intent is to preserve life. [italics added]

      From a consistent, traditional Orthodox moral perspective, there are no such “specific conditions” that might change our firm moral position on the question. The phrasing quoted above simply reflects a slightly more stringent utilitarian ethic that allows for the intrinsically evil vaccines in fewer situations than the full-throated utilitarian endorsement of the currently available COVID-19 vaccines by OTSA and, alas, many Orthodox bishops.

      • Point taken, Fr Alexander,
        though I did say ‘something similar’.
        Yes, tighten up the language by all means
        but give the faithful something which might help with their employers etc…

    • Why don’t we look instead to the ACLU, that staunch defender of the constitutional rights of the oppressed and coerced? You remember, “the my body, my choice” crowd.

      Here’s why…

  18. Reiner Fuellmich | Worldwide Rally
    for Freedom London 24/07/21

    [Video – 10:34]

    Reiner Fuellmich lays the scam bare.
    Please watch – and share.

  19. Antiochene Son says

    I’m not a fan of Sebastian Gorka but don’t shoot the messenger; he posted a great video of a doctor speaking in Mt. Vernon about why all the CDC directives have failed, and will continue to fail.


    [Video – 17:01]

    Dr Ryan Cole, from America’s Frontline Doctors, describes
    (with pix) what the spike protein does people’s to internal organs.

    Being as he is a pathologist,
    Dr Cole is not theorising.
    He is telling it like it is…

  21. Since April 2021, increased cases of myocarditis and pericarditis have been reported in the United States after mRNA COVID-19 vaccination (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna), particularly in adolescents and young adults. There has not been a similar reporting pattern observed after receipt of the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine (Johnson & Johnson).

    The CDC’s “thorough” response to this?

    Under “Recommendations for Clinicians” (Note: Not random reporting from anyone, but CLINICIANS.)

    Report all cases of Myocarditis and Pericarditis post COVID-19 vaccination to VAERS.

    The CDC’s/FDA’s response to VAERS reports?

    A report to VAERS generally does not prove that the identified vaccine(s) caused the adverse event described. It only confirms that the reported event occurred sometime after vaccine was given. No proof that the event was caused by the vaccine is required in order for VAERS to accept the report. VAERS accepts all reports without judging whether the event was caused by the vaccine.

    “…accepts all reports without judging…” and then does what exactly?

    Answer: Make note of the fact that there are increased reports of cases of myocarditis and pericarditis and continue to blindly recommend vaccination among adolescents and young adults.

    In other words, reports from clinicians who know their patient’s history and are trained to recognize potential cause and effect are treated with the same casual disregard as a distraught patient or parent.

    And this is what now passes for ‘science.’

  22. In more recent news, Bartholomew and Theodoros have officially concelebrated with the leader of the schismatic OCU, the laymen Dumenko. According to the Church, doesn’t this make Bartholomew and Theodoros officially schismatic as well?

    It’s extremely sad that Theodoros has succumbed to this. He lived in Ukraine, knows the situation well, has fostered mission work throughout Africa…and now this. His legacy will be forgotten and he will be remembered for fostering schism in the Church. I would say that there would be a very good chance that his synod will depose him, however, given how the majority on the synod are ethnic Greeks and not black Africans, I highly doubt that will happen. Very unfortunate.

    • Petros,

      The thing to understand is that for some Greeks, those in the Phanar and at the heads of some local churches, this is a matter of omogenia solidarity rather than canonicity. For them, it is about Greek power, Greek supremacy and Greek privileges in the face of the Russian threat, canons be damned. It will be the ethnically Greek led churches against Jerusalem, Antioch, MP and the rest. Essentially, the Greek Orthodox are becoming Greek Catholic. That’s it in a sentence.

  23. Video-shock: Parents & doctors forcibly vaccinate a 13-year-old
    They nail her to pierce her while she screams!

    ‘Shock is caused by a video from Spain where parents together with health workers forcefully vaccinate a 13-year-old teenager against the coronavirus. … ‘

    I am have no smart comment for this…

  24. ‘Poison death shot’: Dr Zelenko testifies
    before Israeli Rabbinical court

    [Video – 30:36]

    “There is zero justification, zero, for using this poison death shot…”

    This is powerful testimony.
    I like this man. I trust him

    • Gail Sheppard says

      Me, too.

      • George Michalopulos says

        Me too. I’m surprised that YouTube hasn’t taken it down yet.

        • Perhaps because it’s on rumble… 🙂

          • George Michalopulos says

            Well, that explains it!

            BTW, could you give us more information on this Israeli rabbinical court? Is it the real deal or is it a bet’ din associated with one specific branch of Hasidism?

            Not that it matters, his testimony is rock-solid. Just curious.

            • All I know is the following from Wkipedia:

              ‘ Ma’ale Adumim (Hebrew: מַעֲלֵה אֲדֻמִּים‎; Arabic: معالي أدوميم‎) is an urban Israeli settlement and a city in the West Bank, seven kilometers (4.3 miles) east of Jerusalem. [2] Ma’ale Adumim achieved city status in 1991. In 2015 its population was 38,155. It is located along Highway 1, which connects it to Jerusalem and the Tel Aviv Metropolitan Area. The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this.[3] ‘

              I would guess it is just the local Rabbinic court
              taking evidence on matters affecting the community.
              But I would not be surprised to be corrected.

            • Here is Dr Zelenko expanding upon his testimony
              on the Stew Peters Show.

              [Video – 41:29]

              Extraordinary testimony – but not without hope.

  25. Informed consent disclosure to vaccine trial subjects
    of risk of COVID-19 vaccines worsening clinical disease

    Conclusions drawn from the study and clinical implications: The specific and significant COVID-19 risk of ADE should have been and should be prominently and independently disclosed to research subjects currently in vaccine trials, as well as those being recruited for the trials and future patients after vaccine approval, in order to meet the medical ethics standard of patient comprehension for informed consent. ‘

    “…should have been and should be prominently and independently disclosed”.

    In other words, it wasn’t and isn’t. Therefore there was no informed consent.
    Given that the ‘vaccine’ insert pages were ‘intentionally left blank’ by the drugs companies, should this deliberate withholding of information not nullify their legal protections?

    • Gail Sheppard says

      Interestingly, the new vaccine from Bharat Biotech (India’s COVAXIN) has disclosures the others don’t have. Frankly, this newer vaccine is far more appealing because they use the (whole) dead virus(es), it doesn’t alter anyone’s genetics, they didn’t use human cell lines for testing, and they don’t have to ship it in cold ice or anything like that.

      But they say their vaccine recipients cannot be on blood thinners, which includes aspirin, most anti-inflammatories, and pain relievers. They also say recipients can’t have diabetes, hypertension, or heart disease, which is kind of weird considering these are the same comorbidities normally associated with COVID.

      They’re hoping to get all this removed from their FAQ sheets soon. If they don’t, they’re not going to make much money. Over 75% of all adults have one or more of these issues.

      Like the others, they don’t mention ADE because their studies weren’t long enough to pick it up. Some say that’s why they all stopped the trials early and offered their placebo groups the vaccine: so they wouldn’t have to disclose it as a possibility (probability, if I’m being honest). It was one of the questions the FDA asked about but the collective response was “unknown.”

      To ask the question means the FDA would have known about it, but that didn’t stop them from giving emergency use authorization. Gates and Fauci have always said that one vaccine isn’t enough; that 5 to 7 will need to be approved to “return to normal.”

      I’m beginning to forget what “normal” even looked like.

      You’d think people would be asking themselves why the pharmaceutical companies are talking about the need for booster shots and why vaccinated people are getting COVID. The short answer is that the vaccines don’t work but no one is saying that.

      • “…seek, and ye shall find”. [Mt 7:7]

        “Don’t seek, and ye need not find”. [CDC/FDA/MHRA Playbook]

  26. Twenty years ago yesterday, I was baptised,
    Twenty years ago today, I had my first Communion.
    On this auspicious day, Chronia Polla to everyone… 🙂

  27. Navy Commander Warns of National Security Threat
    from Mandatory Vaccination

    ‘ An officer with the U.S. Navy [CDR J.H. Furman] is warning of a full-blown “national security threat” if the military moves ahead with its planned universal COVID-19 vaccination mandate, in a paper obtained exclusively by Revolver News. …

    “The forced vaccination of all military personnel with the present COVID-19 vaccines may compromise U.S. national security due to the unknown extent of serious vaccine complications,”writes Furman. “Further study is needed before committing the Total Force to one irreversible experimental group. Initial reports leave more concern for the COVID-19 vaccinations than the virus itself for the (at present) exceptionally healthy military population.” …

    Furman’s key points are:

    The average member of the U.S. military is young and in excellent physical fitness, two categories that are nearly immune to the dangers of COVID. So far, only 24 people out of 2.2 million military personnel have died of COVID-19, a rate of less than one per 91,000.
    There is reason to believe severe or even fatal side-effects from existing COVID-19 vaccines are more common than reported, and could even prove deadlier to otherwise-healthy servicemen than COVID-19.
    There is also the outlier possibility that mRNA vaccines (the kind used by the Moderna and Pfizer shots) may have unanticipated negative effects on the immune systems of recipients.
    Currently, the U.S. military has proven completely capable of weathering COVID-19 without any loss of effectiveness, so forcibly making the entire service a test case for a novel type of vaccine is a pointless risk. … ‘

    Why fix what ain’t broke?

  28. All of the Evidence Is In:
    The COVID Vaccine Is a Failure,
    More Dangerous than the Virus

    [Video – 1:57:26]

    ‘ Dr. [Robert] Malone is the inventor of the mRNA technology that was used to develop the mRNA vaccine. He is a member of the establishment. He is not a kook, conspiracy theorist, or anti-vaxxer. He is so solid a member of the establishment that the Department of Defense has relied on him for years. Where Dr. Malone differs from the establishment is in his unwillingness to keep quiet when he sees that the ruling Covid narrative does not fit the facts.

    Dr. Malone explains (at the 50 minute mark) that what the vaccine is doing, in addition to killing and injuring people’s health, which he does not emphasize, is evolving the virus, in a manner of speaking, training it to escape vaccines. In other words, the vaccine itself amplifies variants that cannot be prevented by vaccines. …

    The first 25 minutes are taken up with Malone’s explanation of who he is, his background and experience. He explains the origin and reason for the official public health policy that experts, no matter how distinguished, are censored when they depart from the official (and ever-changing) CDC, NIH, WHO, FDA narrative. In other words, the official public health bureaucracies have a monopoly on the explanation. He explains that the mainstream media is interlocked with the public health bureaucracies and acts as censoring agent. He speaks with humor. He describes being “fact checked” and deplatformed by a high school dropout employed to shutdown “misinformation,” which is everything that diverges from the official narrative of the day. We have reached the point in our absurdity where distinguished scientists are censored by total dumbshits. …

    Beginning at the 35 minute mark, Malone gets into the heart of the dilemma we face. He makes it crystal clear that the authorities were wrong and that there is no hope that vaccines are the answer. He makes it clear that the delta variant is going to run through the population and no amount of vaccination, masks, and lockdowns can do anything about it. The focus must be switched to treatment. There are known effective treatments, and more are under development and testing. Malone himself was cured by Ivermectin.

    Fortunately, he reports, the delta variant is less serious than Covid-19, but future variants might not be if we continue to use a vaccine that trains new variants to escape immune systems. …

    For the first time in history, the world’s population has been used for mass clinical testing of an experimental vaccine. The evidence is piling up. Official reporting databases show extraordinary numbers of deaths and injuries associated with the Covid vaccine. The vast majority of new cases are associated with the fully vaccinated. The fully vaccinated spread the virus as easily as unvaccinated Covid patients according to the CDC and Dr. Fauci himself. The vaccine is associated with spontaneous abortions. These are all facts now quietly acknowledged by the bungling public health bureaucracies, but still mainly kept from the people. … ‘

  29. Pope Francis urges everyone to get
    COVID-19 vaccines for the good of all

    ‘ VATICAN CITY, Aug 18 (Reuters) – Pope Francis issued an appeal on Wednesday urging people to get inoculated against COVID-19, saying the vaccines could bring an end to the pandemic, but needed to be taken by everyone.

    “Thanks to God’s grace and to the work of many, we now have vaccines to protect us from COVID-19,” the pope said in a video message made on behalf of the nonprofit U.S. group the Ad Council and the public health coalition COVID Collaborative.

    “They grant us the hope of ending the pandemic, but only if they are available to all and if we work together.” … ‘

    One commenter writes:

    “…this is likely a summary death sentence to any Catholic’s claim of a religious exemption to the jabs. Very possibly, an actual death sentence for many Catholics, period. Throughout the history of Holy Mother Church, no enemy has ever persecuted her as grievously as Bergoglio has.”

    • Thank God for Pope Francis….he’s been the best evangelizer of Catholics for Orthodoxy that we could have ever asked for (I’m speaking from experience on this one)

    • So does this go both directions ?

      Phanar head: There is no reasonable excuse
      for refusing to be vaccinated

      ‘ According to Patriarch Bartholomew, pandemic and vaccination deniers “do not think right, do not think logically and do injustice to themselves and their fellows”.

      Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, in an interview with the Greek television channel Mega TV, said that it is absurd to be afraid of vaccination and urged everyone to get vaccinated, reports

      compared to

      “Pope Francis urges everyone to get
      COVID-19 vaccines for the good of all

      ‘ VATICAN CITY, Aug 18 (Reuters) – Pope Francis issued an appeal on Wednesday urging people to get inoculated against COVID-19, saying the vaccines could bring an end to the pandemic, but needed to be taken by everyone.

      “Thanks to God’s grace and to the work of many, we now have vaccines to protect us from COVID-19,” the pope said in a video message made on behalf of the nonprofit U.S. group the Ad Council and the public health coalition COVID Collaborative.

      “They grant us the hope of ending the pandemic, but only if they are available to all and if we work together.” … ‘

      One commenter writes:

      …this is likely a summary death sentence to any Catholic’s claim of a religious exemption to the jabs. “

      • Gail Sheppard says

        I think Pope Francis and Bartholomew are going in the same direction and it’s nowhere I’d want to go.

      • Jean, shockingly enough, it’s not just Istanbul and the Vatican, it’s Moscow too.

        “Vaccinate or repent, Russian church says amid hundreds of daily COVID-19 deaths”

        “MOSCOW, July 5 (Reuters) – Russia’s powerful Orthodox Church admonished people refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19, calling them sinners who would have to atone for the rest of their lives, as the country reported another jump in new infections and deaths.”

        • Gail Sheppard says

          The head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations is not “the Russian Church.” He’s not even the patriarch. At least their vaccine is actually a vaccine.

          It’s not surprising that Istanbul and the Vatican are walking in lockstep with regard to COVID vaccination. They are heavily invested in global initiatives like this, e.g. the environment, the great reset, migration, etc. So much so that millions of Catholics and Orthodox have turned off to them both completely.

          I could see how someone outside the Church might not understand this.

          • True, he’s not the patriarch, but he’s not being corrected by the patriarch either. What Metropolitan Hilarion said on national Russian television nearly two months ago still stands without any correction from Patriarch Kirill.

            He’s saying those who refuse to be vaccinated are commiting “a sin for which they will have to atone throughout their lives”.

            He added: “I see situations every day where people visit a priest in order to confess that they had refused to vaccinate themselves or their close ones and unwillingly caused someone’s death.

            “…The sin is thinking of oneself but not of another person.”


            • Gail Sheppard says

              We don’t know that what he purportedly said is true, Steve, let alone that he’s not being “corrected.” If he was “corrected,” it would be in private and we would hear less from him on the subject.

              At the end of the day, the Orthodox follow the Church, not the people in the Church. There is no guidance, of which I am aware, that says one has sinned if someone else dies because they did not take a vaccine. At least two of our Holy Fathers specifically warned us not to take the vaccine. Many of our contemporary metropolitans, archbishops, and monks have warned us, as well.

              Why the need to point people out and assign blame?

            • Steve,

              I am willing to go out on a limb and say that reunification was probably precipitous. Moscow has said and done some stupid, misguided things in recent years. I won’t defend them unless they are in the right or deserve the benefit of the doubt.

              On Covid, it’s all a huge hustle. If not a word about it had been spoken in the media, all the deaths (which have been wildly over ascribed to Covid) would have been attributed to the flu, of which it is a variety. That is to say, were it never identified as a distinct virus, we would just have had a bad flu season and no one would have noticed the difference.

              In other words, the whole Covid thing, from beginning to end, is a hoax.

              Now, despite it being a hoax, the fear it generates is quite real. The Dems in the press and the DNC decided we needed an imaginary enemy for political reasons and the rest of the world just had to play along because if the Empire says its true, it must be true. Tatyana Tolstaya wrote a dystopian novel about the necessity for a common object of fear. I just found the English title of it – The Slynx.

              So various countries, including Mother Russia, have lost their heads regarding precautions and lockdowns. The clergy have been outed as corrupt cowards, etc.

              It is all very revealing if you have eyes to see.

              So one of the things we know is that despite the reinvigorated piety of the Russian people, certain quarters of the clergy are still largely feckless, faithless and corrupt.

            • George Michalopulos says

              Steve. I would be careful about what is being reported about Russia, its geopolitics, its church, etc.

              The disinfo coming from our deep state is horrendous.

            • Gail Sheppard says

              Now that we have the transcript, it’s clear Metropolitan Hilarion did not say the following:

              “. . . those who refuse to be vaccinated are committing a sin for which they will have to atone throughout their lives. . . I see situations every day where people visit a priest in order to confess that they had refused to vaccinate themselves or their close ones and unwillingly caused someone’s death. . .The sin is thinking of oneself but not of another person.”

              What he said was perfectly reasonable. I don’t agree with him but that’s OK. This is what he really said:

              “In the Russian Orthodox Church, they also urge the faithful to be vaccinated against the deadly infection. The one who especially insists on this is the chairman of the Department for External Church Relations (DECR), Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev), who was between the first ROC bishops to take part in the clinical trials of the Sputnik V vaccine back in
              August. “I have made the decision to get vaccinated also because the level of antibodies in my blood was low, although by that time I had already recovered from coronavirus.

              I still believe that the coronavirus vaccine is the most effective remedy for the terrible pandemic that befell us today. The faster and the more people can vaccinate the faster we’ll be able to defeat this terrible plague. I think there is currently no alternative to the existing vaccines. Therefore, I recommend that everyone who can, who has no contraindications, get vaccinated against coronavirus”. . . he stated on the air of “Russia 24” TV channel on January,7. He also added that although there was no exact statistical data on how many clergy of the Russian Orthodox Church had
              already been vaccinated against COVID- he personally knew the clerics who, as soon as the opportunity arose, got

              Nothing in here about how sinful it is not to be vaccinated or about priests relaying to him how many people are repenting for someone’s death. We have enough issues to deal with without creating more.

              • Antiochene Son says

                How gaslit are those poor parishioners if they’re confessing not getting the vaccine? Sad.

              • Gail, yes, Metropolitan Hilarion DID say those words that you have in quotes there. Here is an RT report in English about it:

                Here is the original video in Russian for reference (the title translates to “those who are not vaccinated will repent of this sin for the rest of their lives”:

                Here is another video in Russian for reference, in which Met Hilarion calls those who refuse the vaccine “stupid” etc.:

                Here is the English transcript from that video:

                Here is an extended interview where he repeats himself, and defends himself:

                I speak Russian, so if any of this is not clear, I’ll be happy to provide some more sources or translate anything you need, for clarification.

                • Gail Sheppard says

                  Don’t you think it’s odd that the head of the Russian Orthodox Church’s Department for External Church Relations would say that his “parishioners regularly repent to him for not being vaccinated”? Administrators aren’t generally given a blessing to hear confessions.

                  I looked at the information you provided.

                  Again, nothing is as it was being presented. What Met. Hilarion said was this: “In my program I spoke about a man who came to our church and informed us that that he was an “anti-vexxer” and for this reason he refused to fulfil his elderly mother’s request to organize vaccination for her. As a result, this elderly woman died from the coronavirus and later the same disease killed her neighbour who looked after her. This man himself was infected and fell ill but survived. And now, coming to church, he asks, How shall I live with that? The man admitted his guilt; he realized that he became the unintentional killer of this own mother. In the program, I said that such people would have to pray for the forgiveness of their sin for the rest of their lives. I myself have seen such people, and they are many today.”

                  You and Steve appear to be trying to drag personalities into the discussion (first Pope Francis, then Bartholomew, and finally, Met. Hilarion) which is a distraction as far as I’m concerned. It has taken a lot of my time to try to validate what you said which couldn’t be done.

                  From now on I am going to request that people refrain from summarizing something someone else said in a language read by less than 2% of our blog. Copy and paste what you want people to look at in English.

                  • I simply wanted to set the record straight by posting the source materials, and to prove, that yes, Metropolitan Hilarion DID say those words. I’m not trying to distract anyone, in fact, I’m trying to provide as much as I could in English so people can read it for themselves. You categorically stated that the quote from Metropolitan Hilarion was not said by him, when in fact, it was. This was my intention by posting that material – to set the record straight.

                    • Gail Sheppard says

                      Yes, there are going to be people “at the highest level” supporting the Kremlin.

                      Yes, it can be concerning.

                      But you cannot embellish, exaggerate or put words in someone’s mouth if it’s not true. No one will believe you in the future. That’s not good.

                      You were the one that provided me the link in English where he actually said he was being misquoted. Did you not see it before you submitted it to me?

                      It’s pretty clear he was talking about an anti-vaxxer who wandered into a parish.

                      I do not share Met. Hilarion’s opinion but he is not introducing heretical ideas about the Church’s teaching. He is expressing an opinion. Yes, he is ignorant (not saying this in a pejorative way because I’m sure he believes he is right). One day he’ll come to see how wrong he was and he’ll be the one on his knees asking for repentance. Let’s pray for him.

                    • Gail Sheppard says

                      And I appreciate that.

                    • Herman, not sure, big picture level, where you’re going with this.
                      One of my best friends just moved to a mid sized, what I’d term, regional city in Russia.
                      He’s Orthodox. He told me that outside of Moscow and St P, nobody there listens to what Met Hilarion says, good or bad.
                      This also lines up with what two of my other friends who live in Russia tell me: M and St P function a lot like America. The rest of Russia….not so much.

                  • Now you are accusing me of putting words in his mouth? How did I do that? I told you already – I watched the videos myself, and the quote in question, which you posted, was said by him.

                    This is what you posted – “. . . those who refuse to be vaccinated are committing a sin for which they will have to atone throughout their lives. . . I see situations every day where people visit a priest in order to confess that they had refused to vaccinate themselves or their close ones and unwillingly caused someone’s death. . .The sin is thinking of oneself but not of another person.”

                    I pointed out, and gave you the sources, for these quotes. This is accurate, I assure you. He said all of that. Met. Hilarion is referring to certain sensationalistic publications in Russia that made it seem as if he was saying that all people who do not get vaccinated must repent, as if walking around unvaccinated is a sin in and of itself. The context is this – the SIN, as he says clearly, is in not getting vaccinated and THEN infected someone else with it. It’s right there in what he said.

                    I was not, and am not, putting words in his mouth. I am attempting to provide clarity here.

                    • Gail Sheppard says

                      Please go back and read what you sent me in English.

                    • Herman,

                      It does not surprise me in the least, though it does others, when the MP gets off the chain. I had an online dialogue with Fr. Peter Heers some time ago during the whole Patriarch Kirill/Pope Francis fiasco. He directed me to a video of one Vladyka Longin in the Ukraine who was discussing the Joint Statement of the two men in Russian with some of his flock. He asked me what was going on in the video because vladyka seemed so animated and everyone was up in arms.

                      I listened to it for a bit and replied to him, “Oh, this is not good, not good at all. He keeps saying “Yeres’, Yeres”” and saying he can no longer commemorate his brother Kirill. Heers asked me what “Yeres'” means, you can probably guess – “heresy”.

                      If you actually go back and look at the online catechism Met. Ilarion approved, as well as a number of his public comments, you can see that he has an ecumenist/academic perspective on Orthodoxy rather than a traditional one. I take no pleasure in that fact, it is simply the truth. He is very intelligent, the MP”s golden child. But he lacks true faith.

                      The ROCOR had to make a difficult decision back in 2007. We had never asserted that we were anything other than an integral part of the Church of Russia – the free part. And communism collapsed in 1991. However, you have a lingering cast of characters formed during the Soviet period who have not lost their cosmopolitan worldview in favor of “that old time religion” as understood in the Church Abroad. What keeps them from going totally off the grid is that it is in Russia’s political interest for it to be in an adversarial position to the West, including Western liberal Christianity, as well as fear of internal schism from the pious Orthodox who do inhabit the MP like Vladyka Longin.

                      But the ROCOR had to reunite sometime. Perhaps it was precipitous but the cosmopolitans will wash out over time. There is a critical mass of the devout. It’s just that some of the leadership have a lingering Western captivity mentality.

                  • I know it’s probably a typo, Gail,
                    but we do need more ‘anti-vexxers’ in this world.
                    There is far too much vexxation going on…

                  • Hi Gail. Did you or someone at the blog turn off my ability to reply to comments? Alan and Misha have both left comments for me and I am unable to reply to either of them.

            • Matthew Panchisin says

              Dear Steve,

              From the Orthodox Christian ascetical tradition it is well known that anytime something is “Mandated!”, being forced to do something against the free will of man, it is from the demons. For fuller context see the Philokalia translated by Metropolitan Ware who taught Metropolitan Hilarion.

              While embracing notions from such spirits may seem loving and embraced out of concern for oneself and even all of humanity, some say it’s best not to get involved at all even with good intentions. It’s part and parcel of the ecumenical movement with many bishops involved these days.

            • Matthew Panchisin says

              Dear Steve,

              From the Orthodox Christian ascetical tradition it is well known that anytime something is “mandated” being forced to do something against mans free will is from the demons. For fuller context see the Philokalia translated by Metropolitan Ware who taught Metropolitan Hilarion. I can’t imagine how terrible the schism effectuated by Bartholomew saddens them.

              While embracing notions from such spirits may seem loving and embraced out of concern for oneself and even all of humanity, some say it’s best not to get involved at all even with good intentions. It’s part and parcel of the ecumenical movement with many bishops involved.

  30. The Church of Sweden is “collapsing” due
    to immigrants: It has lost over a million members!

    ‘ Due to the pandemic, the number of baptisms collapsed even more and is now at record low levels. Specifically, within ten years, the number has halved. In the last two decades, the Church has lost over one million members.

    In 2020, 28,429 people were baptized in the Church of Sweden. In 2010, the corresponding number was 58,731 . The declining number of baptisms worries the church especially because in the last 20 years, more than 1.6 million members have also been lost.

    “For the Church of Sweden, a great loss of members means that we will not be able to be a church the way we are today,” said Marika Markovits, a religious leader in Stockholm, at SVT Nyheter.

    Immigration cause

    According to religious historian David Thurfjell, the declining number of baptisms can be attributed in part to the fact that the idea of ​​religion has changed since compulsory church membership was abolished and high-immigration Sweden received much of it from many other religions.

    “The existence of a state church, a Lutheran or a Swedish church, has been challenged in other respects about what religion is, where religion is a stronger identity. We have changed the view of what religion is to the point where it must be something more intense. It is therefore an important “statement” in our religious landscape today, “he claims. ‘

    Perhaps immigration is not the only source of the shortfall?

    “When Eva Brunne was consecrated as Bishop of Stockholm in 2009,
    she became the first openly lesbian bishop in the world. …”

    “In September 2015 Brunne proposed the removal of symbols of Christianity, including crosses, from the Seamen’s Church in Stockholm Harbor, to open the church to worshipping sailors of all beliefs, and to mark the direction of Mecca as a service to Muslim visitors. …”

  31. Federal court upholds Texas law
    banning ‘dismemberment abortions’

    ‘ NEW ORLEANS (LifeSiteNews) — In a major victory for the Texas pro-life movement, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit reversed a lower court decision and upheld the Texas pro-life law that prohibits dismemberment abortions.

    “Whole Woman’s Health,” a pro-abortion foundation whose stated goal is to “provide fabulous abortion care,” initially won its appeal last year that blocked the enforcement of Texas anti-dismemberment law “SB 8.” On Wednesday, a federal court reversed that decision, handing a victory to the pro-life cause.

    The Texas law, referred to by the courts as “SB 8,” prohibits abortions via “corporal dismemberment,” which is a “medical procedure” that uses forceps to tear the baby’s body apart and results in the end of the child’s life “by bleeding to death.” … ‘

    Note: Whole Women’s Health does not mean Whole Babies’ Health

    • Gail Sheppard says

      The sad thing is babies who are left intact sell for more than that sum total of their body parts I am told.

  32. Banned video everywhere. Why?
    Friar Alexis Bugnolo. Horrors of Covid-19 “Vaccine”

    [Video – 11:04]

    Clear, rational analysis of what is at stake.

  33. Plandemic II: Indoctornation (FULL MOVIE)

    ‘Guided by the meticulous work of Dr. David E. Martin,
    Plandemic II: Indoctornation, tracks a three decade-long money trail
    that leads directly to the key players behind the COVID 19 pandemic.

    Plandemic II connects the dots between all forms of media, the medical industry, politics and the financial industry to unmask the major conflicts of interests
    with the decision makers that are currently managing this crisis. ‘

    Worth a watch…

  34. Pope accepts resignation of Spanish bishop
    known for stand against homosexuality

    VATICAN CITY (LifeSiteNews) — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the Spanish Bishop of Solsona, known for his previous stand against homosexuality and his support of Catalonian independence. …

    However, some media outlets have suggested that the Pope accepted the bishop’s resignation after pressure from LGBT groups in Spain. Catholic Sat wrote on Twitter: “Pope Francis has today accepted the resignation of Mons. Xavier Novell Gomà, 52, as Bishop of Solsona, Spain. This comes after months of pressure from LGBTQ groups in Spain, after the Bishop said sodomy is a crime and that abortion is a genocide akin to the Holocaust.”

    Eric Sammons, editor-in-chief of Crisis Magazine, responded to the news of Gomà’s resignation being quickly accepted by the Pope, writing: “Personnel is policy: if you want to know the policy of the pope and the Vatican, pay attention to who gets promoted, who gets removed, and why.” …

    In May of 2017, the prelate had commented that “homosexuality can be related to an absent and distant father figure,” a phrase he drew from Pope Francis’s controversial apostolic exhortation on the family, Amoris Laetitia.

    “I wonder if the growing phenomenon of confusion in the sexual orientation of many adolescent boys is not due to the fact that in Western culture, the father figure is symbolically absent, deviant, vanished. Even virility seems to be questioned,” stated Gomà.

    He was subsequently declared “persona non grata” by the local mayor for his “scandalous statements in which he links homosexuality with the absence of the father figure in children.” …

    While Gomà’s resignation under “personal reasons” has been accepted by Pope Francis, the move is in stark contrast to the Pontiff’s rejection of German Cardinal Reinhard Marx’s proffered resignation earlier this year.

    In May 2021, the 67-year-old prelate wrote to the Pope, referencing his “personal failures” and “administrative mistakes,” as well as “an institutional or ‘systematic’ failure” in handling clerical sex abuse cases in Germany.

    German daily newspaper Die Welt called the resignation a “humility maneuver” prompted by the fact that Marx would soon be facing further accusations of mishandling the sex abuse crisis.

    However, Pope Francis did not accept Marx’s resignation, saying he was “confirming your mission and not accepting your resignation” and thanked Marx for his “Christian courage which is not afraid of the cross and which does not shy away from humbling itself in the face of the reality of sin.” Both Pope Francis and Cardinal Marx have been accused of misconduct with regard to sex abuse cases. ‘

  35. Trump and Dr. Fauci Met With
    Robert Kennedy Jr. About Vaccines


  36. How The CIA Ran The Afghan Drug Trade

    [Video – 08:40]

    Vietnam 2.0

  37. FDA Approval Letter for Pfizer

    ‘ … We are issuing Department of Health and Human Services U.S. License No. 2229 to BioNTech Manufacturing GmbH, Mainz, Germany, under the provisions of section 351(a) of the PHS Act controlling the manufacture and sale of biological products. The license authorizes you to introduce or deliver for introduction into interstate commerce, those products for which your company has demonstrated compliance with establishment and product standards. Under this license, you are authorized to manufacture the product, COVID-19 Vaccine, mRNA, which is indicated for active immunization to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in individuals 16 years of age and older. … ‘

    But the ‘vaccine’ neither prevents infection with
    nor transmission of the SARS-COV-2 virus.
    Therefore it does not and cannot immunise against COVID-19…

  38. indicated…in individuals 16 years of age and older. …”

    Anyone who knows anything about FDA ‘indications’ would reasonable interpret this to mean that it is NOT indicated for those under age 16. Ask your doctor for any medication that is not specifically indicated for your age or condition, and you will almost certainly be turned down. And yet…

    (How I do enjoy these carefully parsed words from the CDC. It is almost like listening to Bill or Hilary)

    “Getting a COVID-19 vaccination can help protect your child from getting COVID-19. Early information shows that the vaccines may help keep people from spreading COVID-19 to others. They can also help keep your child from getting seriously sick even if they do get COVID-19. Help protect your whole family by getting yourself and your children 12 years and older vaccinated against COVID-19.”

    Now that’s credibility!

  39. I am curious. Now that this concoction is FDA approved “under the provisions of section 351(a) of the PHS Act controlling the manufacture and sale of biological products,” are they still absolved from any liability for potential damages? And if so, does liability for damages now fall under the ‘global’ US vaccines policy wherein the $0.75 (cents) per antigen per dose Federal Excise Tax on all vaccines funds a pool of money to cover those harmed by vaccines of all types?

    Or is everyone still assuming their own risk liability-wise? And if so, how is it that employers can mandate it without assuming any risk?

    And where are all those lawyers (so greedy to make a buck)? You’d think they’d be all over this.

    • Gail Sheppard says

      I found the following interesting:


      “The Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act (PAHPRA), Public Law 113-5, was enacted on March 13, 2013. Among other things, PAHPRA added sections 564A and 564B to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act to provide new authorities for the emergency use of approved products in emergencies and products held for emergency use. PAHPRA accordingly amended the definitions of “Covered Countermeasures” and “qualified pandemic and epidemic products” in Section 319F-3 of the Public Health Service Act (PREP Act provisions), so that products made available under these new FD&C Act authorities could be covered under PREP Act Declarations. PAHPRA also extended the definition of qualified pandemic and epidemic products that may be covered under a PREP Act Declaration to include products or technologies intended to enhance the use or effect of a drug, biological product, or device used against the pandemic or epidemic or against adverse events from these products. . .”

      “The Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services (the Secretary) to issue a Declaration to provide liability immunity to certain individuals and entities (Covered Persons) against any claim of loss caused by, arising out of, relating to, or resulting from the manufacture, distribution, administration, or use of medical countermeasures (Covered Countermeasures), except for claims involving “willful misconduct” as defined in the PREP Act. This Declaration is subject to amendment as circumstances warrant.”

      The Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act (PAHPRA), Public Law 113-5, was enacted on March 13, 2013. Among other things, PAHPRA added sections 564A and 564B to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act to provide new authorities for the emergency use of approved products in emergencies and products held for emergency use. PAHPRA accordingly amended the definitions of “Covered Countermeasures” and “qualified pandemic and epidemic products” in Section 319F-3 of the Public Health Service Act (PREP Act provisions), so that products made available under these new FD&C Act authorities could be covered under PREP Act Declarations. PAHPRA also extended the definition of qualified pandemic and epidemic products that may be covered under a PREP Act Declaration to include products or technologies intended to enhance the use or effect of a drug, biological product, or device used against the pandemic or epidemic or against adverse events from these products.”

      “The PREP Act’s liability immunity applies to “Covered Persons” with respect to administration or use of a Covered Countermeasure. The term “Covered Persons” has a specific meaning and is defined in the PREP Act to include manufacturers, distributors, program planners, and qualified persons, and their officials, agents, and employees, and the United States. The PREP Act further defines the terms “manufacturer,” “distributor,” “program planner,” and “qualified person” as described below.

      A manufacturer includes a contractor or subcontractor of a manufacturer; a supplier or licenser of any product, intellectual property, service, research tool or component or other article used in the design, development, clinical testing, investigation or manufacturing of a Covered Countermeasure; and any or all the parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, and assigns of a manufacturer.”

      [Editor: Note that the Health and Human Services Secretary, Alex Azar, resigned January 01/16/21.]

      • So basically we are on our own in terms of responsibility/liability for potential damages, yet many are being forced (or at least coerced at the cost of their job) to take it.

        I find it deliciously ironic (though incredibly sad) that police, teachers, and other labor unions (That’s right, I said UNIONS, in particular the teachers’ unions, the historic stronghold of Democrats) seem to be the only ones thus far willing to stand up for peoples’ rights.

        I still find it hard to believe that savvy attorneys haven’t latched onto this. Surely they are at least waiting in the wings for the cashing in of a lifetime against employers who mandate the vaccine. It seems to me that even prior to actual injuries they could concoct a plan whereby they force these employers to accept liability and, if they refuse, sue for loss of wages, preferably in class actions against larger employers to make it irresistibly lucrative.

        That would put a chill on all the coercion in a hurry.

  40. What to make of this?

    “I now constantly face such situations when people come to a priest in order to repent that they did not vaccinate themselves or their loved ones and that they became the unwitting cause of another person’s death,” Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, the head of the Church’s external relations department, said during a live broadcast on the state-run Rossia 24 channel.

    • Gail Sheppard says

      Here are a couple of other articles you might find of interest.

      “The Orthodox Church also retains rather negative positions regarding the use of vaccines, despite the continuous deaths of members of the clergy, even at high levels of the ecclesiastical hierarchy.”

      “Although a traditional procession in Moscow commemorating the Christianisation of Russia was called off on 28 July, Patriarch Kirill also faced media criticism for leading a mass procession and liturgy a week earlier at Kazan without Covid precautions.”

    • Steve,

      I will not judge the conscience of another, but I will say this. It is neither accurate nor an expression of love to assume that all those who choose not to ‘vaccinate’ do so for selfish reasons.

      How many times in these evil days have we been urged to violate our conscience toward God and or even the very commandments of God in the name of “love” (so-called)?

      There is a spirit at work in all this madness that is dark and extremely ugly, turning brother against brother in the name of love. I don’t have all the answers, but I would advise anyone to follow their conscience and refrain from judging others.

      These things I have written to you concerning those who try to deceive you. But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him.

      • When someone leaves behind friends and family
        and joins the Church that he might save his soul,
        could he not be described as acting selfishly?

        Such sting as there is in the charge
        lies in the venom of him who makes it.

  41. Harvard’s new chief chaplain does not believe
    in God, claims US politics is his true religion

    ‘ It’s 2021, and anything is possible. A man can be a woman. A woman can be a man. A man can get pregnant. There are so many genders you can identify as pretty much anything you’d like to — the trans-racial trend is just around the corner. In fact, definitions are now so fluid that Harvard’s new chief chaplain, Greg Epstein, is an atheist and the author of a book titled Good Without God.

    It’s worth noting that Harvard was founded in 1636 by John Harvard, a Puritan clergyman. Like other elite institutions, it was rooted solidly in the Christian faith. Now, it is rooted in nothing at all. Greg Epstein, in fact, was elected unanimously to his new position as chief chaplain, which heads up the organization of chaplains for the entire university.

    Epstein, understandably, was thrilled. “Thank you to the humanist institutions who inspired me down this now 20+ year path,” he said on Twitter. “I wouldn’t be here but for you; you mean so much to so many of us. Thank you humanist allies in US politics, my true religion. Thank you interfaith groups who bravely set a precedent of warm partnership w/humanists like me.”

    You read that right — Harvard’s new chief chaplain says that U.S. politics is his “true religion” — that, or the Yankees. Everyone has to worship something. Epstein’s choices are common, but render him particularly unqualified for the role that he’s taken on.

    Epstein’s tasks will include leading over 40 chaplains from a wide range of religious backgrounds, including Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, and Christian. Epstein, believing in none of these traditions and rejecting the existence of God entirely, also says that he is a rabbi “through the Society for Humanistic Judaism,” whatever that is. … ‘

    Life gets more ludicrous by the day…

    • To paraphrase Louis Seize:
      “The Chaplain of Harvard, at least, should believe in God…”

      • Brendan “The Chaplain of Harvard, at least, should believe in God…”

        Harvard is formally Unitarian since the XIX century (when they split from the Congregationalists). For quite a while a belief in God is not required by the Unitarians.

        There are so called Christian Unitarians, but they are a minority.

        • George Michalopulos says

          At this stage in my life, I have absolutely no use for “Christians” who are “atheists”. Pick a side and stick with it. I’d prefer to fellowship with honest materialists than mealy-mouthed theists.

          • A ‘Christian atheist’ is like a ‘square circle’.
            It does not compute…

          • Christian Unitarians are not atheists. Unitarians do not have any credal requirements, you can be a Buddhist or a Christian or an atheist. They like you as you are 😉
            Most of them are quite nice people.
            Have a look at King’s Chapel in Boston on Internet – they are Christian with a traditional Common Prayer Book. Chapel was established in colonial times.
            Arlington Street Church in Boston tends to be left wing, they were the key center of abolitionist movement against slavery and later supported Martin Luther King etc …

            • George Michalopulos says

              Martin, I’m sure you could have “any credal requirement” except traditionalism. I believe it was the late Richard John Neuhaus who said “if orthodoxy is optional, it becomes unnecessary.” (paraphrase).

              • I knew Unitarians. They were not “apostates”, because they did not leave the Church – some of them used to be atheists before in the search of God and later became Orthodox Christians. Some of them came from really oppressive fundamentalist circles, some of them were fighters for the social justice in the spirit of Martin Luther King, some of them were born in Unitarian families and did not mean harm, some were Jews who were scared of “main stream” Christians and did not want to make clear break with their ancestors.
                George Michalopulos: “if orthodoxy is optional, it becomes unnecessary”
                In a sense “orthodoxy is optional” because we freely chose to be orthodox. Do you see New England Transcendentalists as apostates from Puritanism?

                • There is such variety in Unitarianism
                  that the Unit part is positively misleading.

                  However, in ‘Christian Unitarianism’,
                  Arianism does not seem so very far away.

                  • Brendan “in ‘Christian Unitarianism’,
                    Arianism does not seem so very far away.”

                    Yes, you are right. Early Unitarians in XVI century were even called “Arians” like Polish Brethren or Reformed Church Minor members (best known was Socinus, burned by Calvin on the stake).
                    You have examples closer to home, I recommend getting familiar with William Henry Channing and Theodore Parker, (also with Emerson, Thoreau etc … but probably you already know them)

            • Archpriest Alexander F. C. Webster says

              I think it was Mark Twain who quipped, “A Unitarian is someone who believes in, at most, one god.”

              Kings Chapel (Unitarian) in Boston prefigured in a way the apostasy of the entire Episcopal communion: all “smells, bells, and yells” but no acknowledgement of, much less devotion to, our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ. People who go there remind me of the memorable inscription on an atheist’s tombstone: “All dressed up and no place to go.”

              Michael Dukakis, former Democrat governor of Massachussetts and failed presidential candidate in 1988, married Kitty Dukakis at Kings Chapel in 1963. They chose that venue as a “compromise.” Dukakis was ostensibly Greek Orthodox, and Kitty was and remains Jewish.

        • Ahh… I see…
          It’s worse than I thought…