The current FAUXVID crisis is caused by panic. Not the disease, but panic. Charlatans and con artists always appear, to profit from such panic. Usually, governments try to keep peace and order in such times. Our governments are not, as they are the con artists, and they are profiting from the panic by modulating it to whatever politically expedient ends they think of at the time.
I’m calling the current Spanish word for the Sun virus phenomenon FAUXVID. It simply works, and perhaps might prevent censorship of this blog in the future. FAUXVID has been an interesting phenomenon. I cannot think of anytime in my life when a disease had such a profound effect. (AIDS was a biggie back in the 80s, but FAUXVID says ‘hold my Tsingtao’.) This crisis has hit everything. Supply chains, financial markets, every level of politics. It has led to the broadest imposition of state power in the west I have ever seen in my life. This is not martial law in Québec for a month. This has been ongoing for almost two years. The measures introduced by government have been random, varied, arbitrary, and largely ineffective, at least against the spread of a disease. And all this, for a virus that kills 3.4% of those it infects (according to the WHO, but I find that figure suspect). What fun we’ve all been having in the meantime.
Something more than just disease is going on here. Our current long running crisis is panic. We have been goaded into this condition by pronouncements from the World Health Organization, by expert backed alarmist pronouncements of doom in every mainstream media outlet, all amplified in the echo chambers of social media. Unlike most good governments, the ones in the west panicked too along with their populace, and now they modulate that panic for their own benefit.
Let’s look at Canada’s initial response to the outbreak. Canada’s initial modelling showed 250,000 dead by the end of 2020. They later revised this, to say they were likely to get much smaller deaths with very strict controls. Total Canadian FAUXVID deaths up to today are 27,821. (One of those is the case of someone who tested positive for FAUXVID in April 2020, and then died in a car accident in July 2020. FAUXVID can even cause car accidents. Time to start vaccinating cars.)
The models were crap. Still are. But, Ottawa led with a greatly exaggerated figure, and then reduced it later. They climbed on board with the world wide panic, but then later backed down. They do this because it is better to overestimate initially, and then give people good news and relief later. They avoid accusations they did not do enough or underestimated the death toll. So, induce panic, then give relief. What an awesome way to treat people. It worked so well though, they have kept it up for 18 months, and that train shows no signs of slowing down. And so this cycle of induced panic, followed by relief, followed by more induced panic, is working for them. Expect it to continue.
Another example: vaccines. Vaccines were supposed to make it so people could get immunity from the virus and keep everyone safe. It turns out though, they do not do this. Anyone who thinks vaccines make you impervious to infections is wrong. Typically, you still get infected, and you may be contagious, but your immune system has a leg up and you are likely to have fewer symptoms and survive. You still get the disease though.
But that has not stopped propagandists. They all talked about the vaccines saving us. But then, the information got out about how they do not fully protect you. You can still get sick and still be contagious, and so here we are back again at mask mandates and lockdowns and isolation. What makes it even more preposterous is that now people seem to think the big fight is to force the unvaccinated to get double-jabbed, and how they are being selfish for not doing so. But, if the vaccines do not stop infections or transmission, then what the fuck is the point?
Which brings us to the FAUXVID vaccines in particular. The mRNA vaccine is not new. It has been used to manage disease in livestock for some time. Say you have a herd of soon to be steak. A viral outbreak occurs. You isolate the herd, jab them with mRNA vaccines and in a short time the outbreak is over. You cannot allow any members to leave or join the herd though: isolation is key. In a few months, problem solved. But, as a feed lot manager has said, the immunity does not last all that long. The same virus can come back a year later. You typically do not worry about it because…it’s future steak. They’ll be sent to slaughter in short order and so you do not need anything more than a year.
Pfizer and Moderna admitted as much to FDA, when making submissions on the necessity of a third booster shot. They claimed that vaccine effectiveness drops 6% every two months (I heard this on the radio). I’m not sure how that is measured, but doing simple arithmetic tells me that in two years, you are down to 28%. But do not worry, the booster will help, I’m sure.
(They are making us take livestock vaccines so we can all get back to our cubicle farms…if that is not proof that irony is the fifth fundamental force in the universe, I do not know what is. It is a good lesson in what our leaders, governments, bureaucracies, and people generally better than everyone else think of the serfs.)
But FAUXVID is simply a sign of the rot within governments in the west. It is much more pronounced here in Canada. The response to FAUXVID and the need to cycle the populace through waves of panic and relief is a symptom (among many others) that liberal egalitarian social democracy in Canada is exhausted. All that’s left for Canada’s regime is the appearance of effectiveness.
Trudeau made his career on promising to solve every problem he could think of. Racism, sexism, poverty, inequality, First Nations issues, the whole range of societal ills. His predecessors worked on these things, but Trudeau really took it to the limit. Just pay your taxes, and the government will fix everything. No, not Justin Trudeau, his father Pierre. Trudeau promised to fix everything and he had Marxism in his tool kit. All those social ills, plus oil and gas supply issues, inflation, all were going to be fixed by heavy handed government intervention. All failed spectacularly. Don’t believe me? Where is the much vaunted National Energy Program? You know the one that promised to keep oil supplies stable and gasoline prices down…scrapped in 1984, after gasoline prices had tripled, and the Canadian government was subsidizing OPEC oil imports, whose embargo in the early 1970s had caused the oil crisis in the first place.
I offer as evidence that the rest failed: the initiatives of Junior Trudeau, Justin. He is basically a champion of the very same social justice issues his father talked about in the 1960s and 70s. Nothing has changed. We have had almost 60 years of high taxes funding government interventions in society and the problems those interventions were meant to solve have gone nowhere. The First Nations are still going on about their treatment at the hands of Canadian governments. Feminists are still going on about sexism. Québec is still enacting laws to entrench the French language in the province. LGBQTA2SI+ advocates are still complaining about discrimination against their members. Just as many people are in poverty, sick, mentally ill or otherwise handicapped (mostly due to moving the goal posts). The number of people abusing stimulants and other narcotics (legal or otherwise) has shot way up. All of these grievances were extant in the 1960s, and have not gone away.
What’s a liberal socialist democratic egalitarian regime to do when 60 years produces at best, nothing, if not more harm and division? Especially salient, what do you do when your electorate has been paying 40% to 50% in taxes on the (at the very least implicit) promise you had or were going to fix these things? Not a good spot to be in. If you ever had to admit you were ineffective, the populace might lynch you in the street. So what do you do? Easy, you manufacture issues, use propaganda to push those issues to the fore, distracting from the obvious failures, and then you pretend to resolve those issues. Case in point: Transmountain Pipeline.
Transmountain runs from Alberta to Burnaby, BC. Alberta’s oil is exported to the US or sails out into the Pacific from there. It was built in the 1950s, mostly by Americans, although there was government funding involved. Come the 2010s, the US based owner of the pipeline wants to expand it, tripling capacity if I recall. Our federal government makes the owners jump through a bunch of regulatory hoops, gives its approval, but does not do it right. That approval gets overturned by the courts at the behest of First Nations. Ottawa makes a grandiose show of sucking up to First Nations and reapproving the pipeline. Those First Nations do not buy it, challenge it again, and fail the second time. It’s circus time in Ottawa, and during this nonsense the pipeline owners say “fuck this, we’re out”. Ottawa ends up having to buy the pipeline and put taxpayer money into building the expansion, to the tune of billions. So, after many years of drama, court actions, regulatory hurdles and approvals, the pipeline still gets built, but millions are wasted in legal fees, lawfare, and general public wrangling. None of that was necessary.
Hold on, it was necessary, because the regime in Ottawa simply cannot let any opportunity to manufacture controversy go. This gets repeated over and over again, and has been repeated all my life. And this cycle is what is being repeated now by governments across Canada. They are manufacturing controversy and panic over the FAUXVID crisis, and riding the waves of panic to distract people from their obvious failings and to create the illusion of effectiveness. And they are in such dire straits, because admitting they are wrong means admitting that government interventions in Canada for the last 60 years have failed. And when you’ve been bleeding the populace with taxes promising to “fix” those problems, you face a real possibility of general revolt. I have no idea how this cycle could be broken.
An example of such manipulation came out recently. The Canadian Military it seems saw FAUXVID as a chance to propagandize the Canadian population, through “shaping” and “exploiting” information. It’s here in this article at the National Post. The military thought it would try to use propaganda techniques from its time in Afghanistan on its own population. Does the Canadian Military see its own people as a threat? Or is it their masters who have that perspective? What is particularly telling is Ottawa’s response to this news: they claim they did not request the military test propaganda methods. Note, no outrage, no “how dare you”, no firings, no debate in Parliament, just a “it wasn’t us…can we talk about the election now?”
Moving forward, Canadians can expect:
- Permanent FAUXVID passports.
- Three more required doses of some kind of vaccine in the next 12-18 months.
- Continued random, rotating restrictions.
This is not going away any time soon. FAUXVID passports are here to stay. You’ll be using them to gain permission to attend sporting, theatre, travel (perhaps even in your own city or town) or music events. The government will not go so far as to say you must have one to do vital things, like groceries or visit the Doctor. But that’s okay, companies WILL require them (enough of their customers will demand it), and the unvaccinated will be left with fewer and fewer options.
The mRNA vaccines, the darlings of all health care regulators, are not effective over the long term. They are already talking a third booster shot, and that will become mandatory. Eventually, governments will say “the mRNA vaccines were a good first step. We’ve come so far, but more must be done. (You’ve heard that line before.) We’re now going to introduce more vaccines which we hope will provide further immunity. You need two courses over the next six months. If you do not, kiss your FAUXVID passport goodbye.”
Learn to enjoy mask mandates, prevention schemes for restaurants, bars and other socializing places, and continued travel restrictions. These will largely be implemented, retracted, or modified at random, and will be inconsistent across jurisdictions. Again, the focus will be on modulating panic in order to keep you in a state of perplexed fear, so that you are not noticing just how ineffective the regime really is.