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Expert me no experts

Jeff Goldstein tears Sam Harris and Scott Adams a new one.

If you haven’t yet encountered it, here’s the new orthodoxy on vaccine hesitancy from self-styled public intellectuals Sam Harris and Scott Adams (paraphrased): the science as it unfolded suggested that the vaccine hesitant had no valid rational basis for that hesitancy; while those who promoted mandates were wrong only accidentally, given that they were basing their position on the science as it had been reported to them by those most credentialed to do so.

For instance: Harris argues that had certain pandemic variables been changed, no room for a debate on vaccination programs would have been allowed — and that under those hypothetical circumstances his would-be authoritarianism would have been perfectly justified, while others’ hesitancy would have been rightly demonized, and their cooperation in a mandatory vaccination regime properly and morally commanded by force.

The position Harris and Adams hold is at root that accepting uncritically (or to the extent criticism is deemed valid) the “expert” scientific consensus in a potential doomsday emergency is both required and righteous —making those who do not do so outliers whose arguments hold no persuasive weight; and that because the data refuting a worse case scenario wasn’t immediately available except through limited observational studies and anecdotal evidence, the proper position to take was to act as if the worse case scenario were indeed taking place, and that the “experts” were entirely unbiased and had no incentive other than the reliable interpretation of data to reach particular set of conclusions.

Except that they did have incentives to reach certain conclusion(s). Hospitals most certainly and provably were incentivized to diagnose Covid; to admit people based upon that diagnosis; to treat the virus in a way that was institutionally enforced; to secure a course of treatment using Remdesivir; to ventilate patients; and to reject — and demonize — any care that didn’t pursue this specific course of treatment. So it was not “accidental” that some people saw this early on. Similarly, it was not an accident that some people early on determined that the long history of acquired immunity’s providing protection against a virus wasn’t all of a sudden scientifically untenable simply because Anthony Fauci began insisting it was. That’s not how science works. So when public health agencies and their experts must literally change an established definition to create the conditions for a therapeutic to continue its claim to “vaccine,” one would be entirely negligent to dismiss such linguistic maneuvers as innocuous, or their purveyors as well intentioned. And yet that’s exactly what so many self-styled public intellectuals did.

In this case, both Harris and Adams fell for the Eric Stratton gambit (“You fucked up! You trusted us!”), and they simply cannot accept that anyone without their public plaudits and claims to genius could have rationally rejected the credentialed narrative, save by pure blind luck. If the unwashed, conspiratorially-minded anti-vaxxers somehow got it right this time, the argument goes, they did so not by distrusting this particular science, but rather by adopting a conspiratorially-minded worldview that in random instances may align with reality as it comes to be revealed later on. Whereas those with Big Brains, while they may have gotten this one wrong, did so only because they used the best evidence available to them to reach their initial conclusions. They were wrong only because their process was both correct and unimpeachable!

Not only is this affected argument presumptuous (and not a little elitist ), but worse still, it’s just plain wrong. Plenty of credentialed experts who were being deplatformed and silenced by the government / media / big tech fascist troika sounded the alarm early on about a campaign of mass vaccination: vaccinating into an active pandemic is bound to give those mutated variants that resist the vaccine an evolutionary advantage toward dominance, prolonging the pandemic; that repetitive vaccinations — boosters — could lead to immune exhaustion or even antibody-dependent enhancement; and that within the mRNA program itself, unproven in humans and at best unreliable in laboratory animals, plenty of viable potentialities — many of them negative — needed to be examined, especially given the very early signal of serious adverse reactions to the shots, be they cardiac or neurological. Covid didn’t occur in a vacuum. Historically, our health agencies have established certain benchmarks for vaccine harm that would require a specific product to be halted and removed from the market. In this case, those previous benchmarks were ignored — and those who pointed to them demonized as anti-science.

In short, both Harris and Adams have nestled themselves into the welcoming folds of the Tom Nichols Fallacy: credentialed experts often know the most about a subject in which they are credentialed, therefore those same credentialed experts are likely to be correct in their assessment of anything that falls within the purview of their credentialed field.

As Mitch Hedberg once noted, “every book is a children’s book, if the kid can read.” A comic’s quip, sure, but one filled with a profound insight about the nature of meritocracy. To those who were able to read studies on their own, or even have them filtered through credentialed experts whom they’d come to trust, nothing being revealed today relating to the inefficiency of the Covid vaccines, their potential (current) adverse effects, and their potential future long term effects, is new, surprising, or “accidentally” understood. In fact, those are the people who predicted every step of the way how this pandemic would resolve itself.

Why, thanks, Jeff, I’ll take that as a direct personal compliment. Although seeing where all this was headed early on wasn’t all that difficult a feat to pull off, really. Anybody even halfway cognizant of the true nature of despotic government, as explicitly described by America’s Founding Fathers—its innate tendencies and ambitions; its usual go-to methods in consummating them; its essential ruthlessness, amorality, and arrogance—could have easily foreseen what was coming at us.

Update! OHHHH yeah, I’m sure the intentions behind this terrifying development are completely pure and good.

The US Meat Supply May Soon Be Widely Contaminated With mRNA Proteins From Biotech “Vaccines”
Editor’s Note: The reason we launched an organic freeze dried chicken company last year was anticipation of what you’ll read in the article below. They’re attacking our food supply from multiple fronts. It behooves my readers to use promo code “jdr” whether buying long-term storage chicken or a premium protein bucket. With that said, here’s Mike Adams…

There’s soon going to be another reason to either choose vegetarian food options or get your meat from local, trusted sources: mRNA vaccines are about to be heavily implemented across the meat industry, with cattle, chickens, pigs, goats and other livestock targeted for regular mRNA injections.

As we’ve seen with human beings, mRNA injections can:

  1. Circulate throughout the entire body and end up in blood and organs.
  2. Cause the body to produce toxic proteins which can cause toxic effects.
  3. Clog arteries and end up killing or harming people from strokes or heart attacks.
  4. Alter chromosomes and cause permanent genetic changes to the organism.

Hypodermic needles, it turns out, aren’t the only way these mRNA instructions can be introduced into the human body. They can also be swallowed, or they can enter through skin contact. Merely handling raw meat contaminated with mRNA products is likely the equivalent to being exposed to “shedding” from vaccine recipients. And even though stomach acid likely destroys mRNA sequences, there is absorption that takes place in the mouth, under the tongue, which is why many medications and supplements — including CBD oils and zinc — are often best absorbed under the tongue rather than being swallowed.

Thus, merely introducing mRNA-vaccinated animal meat products into your mouth, if not fully cooked, may expose you to a kind of “food shedding” of mRNA products that can be absorbed into your blood and circulated throughout your body. This can include proteins which are alien to the human body.

Don’t worry, you can trust them. And if you don’t believe it, hey, just ask ’em.

Whether they bought into the hype and hysteria over the “threat” posed by the Coof or not, it ought to be obvious by now to even the meanest intelligence that the Plandemic has pretty much run its course. Yet still, The Power remains absolutely determined to get this dangerous gene-altering chemical introduced into as many circulatory systems as they can possibly manage. At this point, every rational person must ask him/herself: WHY?!?

STRONG HINT: Knowing what we know about them, we can quite safely assume it is NOT because they love us, care deeply about our welfare, and just want us to be happy.

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Francis W. Porretto

I’m not so sure the risk from those mRNA cattle injections is as serious as stated here. The human digestive system is equipped to break down large molecules. It certainly does so with proteins of all kinds. As I’m not yet ready to give up steak or take up backyard cattle-ranching, I suppose we’ll have to wait upon developments.

kennycan

Here’s what we understood right from the beginning that they didn’t, or claim they didn’t.

Social Media was being manipulated.to drown out anything that didn’t support the Narrative. Going so far as to completely block out any mention of any doubt about the Narrative.

Those if us not slaves to Social Media could reason for ourselves and found alternative opinions because we were skeptical, given how wrong and outright liars these same “experts” had been for years on any subject that mattered and we found the kernels of the truth.

The kernels of the Truth made us question the whole damn facade as being Fake.

Those who got snookered, like Aesop, are loathed to admit they got it wrong. Even worse are the ones who “got it wrong” intentionally and are either STILL gaslighting us or, like these two, they’re looking for excuses why WE we’re wrong and they were still right when the opposite.is true.

What a sickening set of circumatamces we find ourselves thrust into against our will .

Skeptic

I posted this below on the “Questions, I Has a Few” post, but it applies here too:

Here’s what bothers me. Pants-shitters like Jeftovic are either too stupid, too obtuse, or just plain too cowardly to admit their own role in the hysteria. This dickhead went full Covidiot when it started, and now he wants to say, “Hey, look what THEY did to us!” No, cocksucker, fuck you. Look at what YOU did to those of us who were of common sense, logic, and reason. And I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – cunts like Bill Quick and Aesop are right in that septic tank, too.
For those paying attention, we knew everything we needed to know about Covid from the Diamond Princess cruise ship. The Princess was quarantined in February 2020. Here are the numbers:
3,711 on board.
712 “infections.” This is based on testing, not illness; we can assume that many of these were the fabled “asymptomatic carriers,” who turned out not to carry at all.
7 to 14 deaths. The variance is due to the typical “died OF” or “died WITH.”
The cruise ship was carrying mostly elderly passengers in the highest-risk group on a veritable floating petri dish – the worst case scenario. So, by the end of February 2020 – before the first lockdown, business closure, or mask mandate happened in the USA – here’s what we knew.
Contagion (infection) rate was 19.2%.
Fatality rate was between 1% and 2% of infections.
So, anyone with a tiny lick of common sense would have realized, long before fall (as the dickhead writing the article says he realized), that this was NOT a “thermonuclear level event.”
Yes, this was done/engineered by bureaucrats. But without little hysterical bitches like the author, and the others that I have named among millions of others, they couldn’t have done it. Fuck all of them.

kennycan

On the Diamond Princess IIRC 40% of those who had tested positive never developed symptoms.

We also now know that the CDC has admitted the tests couldn’t distinguish between regular flu and colds and WuFlu. It’s almost certain that 75% of the attributions to WuFlu cases, and therefore deaths, weren’t even WuFlu.

Then we get the other set of people who died of something else and got written as WuFlu.

Post hysteria we found out only about 8% of deaths were WuFlu with no comorbidity. Italy revised their figures down by over 90%.

So that’s where my overstated by 10-12x basis lies.in facts and evidence.

hhluce

One thing which does destroy mRNA is heat – I’ll have that steak WELL DONE!

SteveF

Sam Harris is a statist asshole. He’s described himself as a thoughtful liberal but I’m not sure that his alleged thoughts do any good. That said, some episodes of his “Making Sense” podcast are worth listening to because of good guests.

Scott Adams, like so many people who fell into celebrity, feels either compelled or entitled to express his opinion on matters about which he knows nothing, which appears to be almost all matters. Read Dilbert if you want to and ignore whatever else Adams has to say.

re covidiocy, I didn’t fall for the nonsense not because I know the science (though I know more than most about the relevant matters) but because I know people. It was obvious after the first two weeks (remember “two weeks to slow the spread” in mid-March 2020?) that the experts didn’t know what the hell they were talking about, that everyone who could possibly use this as an excuse to grab power was doing so, that a lot of people had been scared out of their minds by so-called experts and so-called leaders, and that a lot of people liked the fear and the hardship and the desperate times and reacted harshly against anyone who didn’t join their cult.

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