“There is no covid-19” ~ David Icke
These days we all have to deal with conspiracy wackos, some merely eccentric, and then there’s the ones that call you “sheeple”, tell you that you “believe everything your government tells you”, and “you don’t know the truth”. We learn to avoid certain topics: the shape of the Earth, climate change, vaccines, chem trails, 9/11, and now the coronavirus. Most of us can get onboard with their suspicion that what we are being spoon-fed by the media and the government is much more what is in their own self-interest for us to believe than what is objectively true. We can see that very clearly in the case of China, where millions of people now believe that the American military planted the virus in Wuhan. The Chinese Communist Party hires millions of people as internet trolls, who infiltrate forums and chat rooms, spread propaganda, and trounce on anyone who dares articulate some other perspective. Nobody believes their current stats of little or no new cases of the virus.
But if we can’t trust the media or our politicians, that doesn’t mean we should run to our nearest conspiracy guru and prostrate ourselves at his feet, before becoming devotees who then feel a moral obligation to go spread the word of our new found wisdom. How many people are out there doing imitations of David Icke’s rants before their trapped coworkers and family members?
I support his free speech just as I did with Alex Jones when he was silenced. But at this particular junction, the wingnut conspiracy theory Icke and his ditto heads are belching isn’t just condescending and annoying as all hell, it’s dangerous.
I listened to his complete interview on London Real — the one that was removed from YouTube — and while I don’t agree with YouTube taking it down (or slapping their WHO banners under every video about coronavirus for that matter), I think it’s dangerously bad thought that needs to be eviscerated.
Everyone needs to know, according to Icke, that the world is controlled by a cult of rich and powerful global elite who are without compassion, and plot to instill a tyranny that would have George Orwell spinning in his grave as if on a rotisserie. He likes to say, “I’ve been writing about this for 30 years,” but has taken to leaving out that for much of that time the elite were, “shape-shifting, inter-dimensional, reptile aliens”. While this does not appear to be a part of his current argument, it is worth noting that he seriously maintained this position in published books.
“This world is controlled by reptilian entities that occupy human form. If we could see beyond the limitations of our five senses, we would see George Bush the father, and George Bush the son, as reptilian entities.” ~ David Icke
I’d heard of Icke more than a decade ago, when a coworker insisted I read one of his books. I got through several chapters in which he laid out some plausible claims. The government was doing secret experiments — scientific, psychological, pharmacological, and biological — a lot of which is true. But when I got to the chapter where the Bush family were aliens, I told my friend I had a better explanation: “George W. Bush is an asshole”.
I’m guessing the reptile-aliens were too rich for all but the most credulous consumer of conspiracy literature, so Icke reeled it in a bit. Either way, there’s still a cabal of evil individuals hell bent on crushing the rest of us into doormats. Thus, they faked climate change, and now the SARS-CoV-2 virus (note that covid-19 is the disease, not the virus) in order to panic the public into accepting ever more draconian measures to curtail our freedom. Significantly, for Icke, governments are doing precisely what he’s always predicted they’d do, here in response to a pandemic, in order to implement their plan of world domination!
He finds more evidence in elites like Bill Gates having prior knowledge of a pandemic, and even orchestrating tyrannical measures to unroll in response. In other words, they planned it.
If you wanna’ understand the world, find out where we’re being taken, what the goal is, and then the world just opens up. Oh, so that’s why they’re doing that. Oh, so that’s why that’s happening. Instead of, What’s happening?! What’s happening?! What are they doing that for? It’s becomes so clear. And then what you do is you take control of your perceptions.”
The way Icke — who attended Whitehall Infant School, and completed his formal education at the Whitehall Junior School — thinks is to start with a conclusion, and then cherry-pick evidence to support it. If one believes an evil, elite cult of
reptile aliens people are trying to overtake the world, and “there are no coincidences”, than it makes sense that Bill Gates and crew were scheming how to overthrow the West, and crush democracy, in the period of a pandemic.
OR, for people who objectively look at all the evidence before coming to a conclusion, there’s another more plausible explanation. Science has predicted viruses would jump the species barrier and start another pandemic for generations. I saw a documentary on this at least 8 years ago. They always like to say that it’s not a matter of “if” but of “when”. Viruses mutate continually, and eventually one would evolve that would infect humans again. Intelligent and educated people were naturally concerned about this and tried to plan for what to do should it occur, or rather when it would occur, and how to prevent it.
When it comes to logic and evidence, Icke always puts the cart before the horse. He has written that the elite cult will abolish physical currency, and thus when leaders advised people not to handle money, because it could be contaminated with the virus, he concluded that the virus was a ploy to eliminate bills and coins. CONNECT THE DOTS SHEEPLE! Or, people handle money, the virus can live on surfaces for hours or days, and it’s a possible route of transmission, so one has to be aware when handling it.
Icke has refused to give his boys any vaccines, and touts their exceptional health and powerful immune systems. The eagerly awaited covid-19 vaccine, he believes, will be the perfect route to inject the entirety of humanity (with the probable exception of the elite cult themselves) with a drug that will, in one way or another, weaken us so that we can more easily be managed. What could be more fascistic, he asks, than forcing everyone to put something in their bodies?! OR, scientists are racing to create a vaccine in order to save lives and avert disaster.
“In that vaccine will be nanotechnology micro-chips, so that we basically become nothing more than computer terminals. That’s the idea.” ~ David Icke.
And there you have it. Once you know that the goal is to reduce the human population to slave automatons, you can clearly see that the reason there’s a virus is just so they can give us a jab with microchips in it. It all makes perfect sense! And, of course, all the scientists working on vaccines are in on it, as are the doctors, if not the nurses. And even if the doctors and nurses are dying because they are on the front lines of fighting the virus, they are doing this because they are in cahoots with the evil cult that runs the world. Got it!
Icke has also postulated that the illnesses we are seeing are caused by 5G (significantly, even in countries that don’t have 5G), but that wasn’t in this interview.
But let’s get back to micro-chips in the vaccine. And how the hell does that work to control your mind?! We have to believe we already have this technology, in which micro-chips in the bloodstream can control your thoughts and behavior.
Why this conspiracy crap is now dangerous, and not just stupid
Back on February 9th (over two months ago) I wrote an article titled Runaway Rant: Dumb Stuff People Are Saying About the Novel Coronavirus. Here’s a quote:
#3. You needn’t bother with masks.
People say this because the virus can pass through the mask, if it’s your garden variety face mask you get at the supermarket. This is also true of the common cold. Wearing a mask can’t protect you from inhaling minuscule viruses. However, if you are the one who is sick, they prevent you from spraying the virus across the room and all over surfaces. If you only care about yourself, you still want other people to wear masks, in which case you are less likely to pick up the virus in the first place.
And since touching your nose or mouth are two of the easiest ways of getting the virus, covering them stops you from doing that so much.
It’s only in the last couple weeks that, miraculously, the “you don’t need to wear a mask” mantra has stopped being chanted.
There are fresh news articles admitting, like it’s a new discovery, that the virus is transmittable by asymptomatic individuals. I knew this on January 27th, mentioning it in my fist article about the virus, Runaway Rant: Coronavirus on a Rampage:
The epicenter for the 2019-nCoV virus is Wuhan, China, and the virus was detected about a month ago, at the end of December. Already more than 15 Chinese cities are in lock-down. There are officially 2,700 cases, 400 people in critical condition, and 80 deaths. Unlike in 2002, when SARS broke out, Chinese are now traveling more than ever, and there are today flights going out of China all around the globe. Also, very significantly, unlike SARS, this virus is contagious while still in the incubation phase, during which there may be no symptoms, and which may last as long as 2 weeks. This makes it impossible to detect infected and contagious people at airports unless they are already showing symptoms. Considering the long incubation period, and how new this virus is, most people who are contagious at this point may not be showing symptoms. In other words, the floodgates are open, and it’s only the minority of infected individuals who are being isolated from the public.
The point isn’t that I was perspicacious about all this, but that it was common knowledge. I still wonder how other people — the ones with power — didn’t understand it and take action. I saw clearly the problem that China was shutting down cities so that they would not infect the rest of China, but they were allowing people from those very same cities to fly all over the world and spread the virus. It didn’t make any sense. But China and the WHO and many American politicians called it “racist” to ban flights from China when the Chinese citizens on them were banned from going to the next city within China.
The countries that best handled the virus include Taiwan and Hong Kong, both Chinese, and both enemies of China (because China wants to take them over and instill its own brand of undemocratic rule). Those countries understand China, aren’t afraid of being called “racist” (being Chinese themselves), and knew both not to trust the Chinese Communist Party, and that if they were locking down cities, there must be something very seriously wrong.
What Taiwan and Hong Kong did was to aggressively halt the spread of the virus, and nip it in the bud. This included simply wearing masks and implementing quarantine, the same goddamned thing you do with any highly communicable virus. And so, what we are finding out at a snail’s pace in first gear is that, duh, wearing masks and staying away from each other puts the breaks on the spread of the virus. 5 year olds can understand this.
But what Icke is urging is that we all go back to work in order to save the global economy from the
reptile aliens evil cabal of compassionless overlords. The idea is that the financial devastation will kill more than the virus, which only really hurts the old and those with preexisting conditions. Note here that the overlords are themselves probably pretty old, and likely have preexisting conditions. I’m not sure if Icke considers Boris Johnson one of the evil elite, but apparently, leaders can get infected. We must also consider that, like the Spanish flu, this virus could mutate into something much worse that comes in a second wave and is even more destructive. The more hosts the virus has, the greater chance of it mutating in any one of them!
The way to defeat the virus is to starve it of hosts. Within a number of weeks the virus, in a contained environment, will either kill or be killed. True, the virus should never have left Wuhan, and the CCP is absolutely responsible for infecting the entire world. But, it’s too late to nip it in the bud, so the next best thing we can do is cut it off as soon as possible in order to minimize damage to both people and the economy.
The idea of just letting nature run its course so people can get back to work skips over the highly probable eventuality of massive cases of seriously infected individuals completely overwhelming hospitals (and that’s compared to what’s happening now), the cremation centers, morgues, the police, and emergency services. It’s the zombie apocalypse now so we can get back to work, but you can’t work in a zombie apocalypse. It would be the worst of both possible worlds!
“Sorry I’m late, I had to wrap my parents in sheets and covers because I can’t get them cremated for at least a few more days.”
“That’s too bad. Did you get the proposal ready for the meeting?”
“No need. Our client is dead.”
The solution all along was to stamp out the virus as soon as it was discovered in Wuhan. Instead there was coverup, squelching those who tried to warn others, lies, and fully consciously allowing infected people to spread the virus to all the corners of the planet. Instead of quarantining one city in America, every state is now under lock-down, because the American government couldn’t or wouldn’t do what was obvious to your humble servant months ago. We are still in the phase where the solution is to stop the virus in its tracks, and the more thorough the measures we take the sooner we can overcome it. Keep the sick to a minimum until a vaccine is produced.
Sure, some governments may want to capitalize on having increased control over their citizens, and make it permanent (ex., forcing people to have apps on their phones so they can be tracked by the government at all times), but this doesn’t mean that serious measures are necessarily about subordinating rather than protecting the population. We have to take the measures either way. I don’t personally see why people would be more amenable to greater governmental interference and control after we get through this pandemic, since that’s what failed us and allowed it to flourish.
If we are slack about the virus, than the best case scenario is that we learn our lesson and have to go into lock down all over again, in which case the economy takes another devastating knock down blow. The worse case scenario is we go back to work now, and we end up starring in a skit by Monty Python in which we bring out our dead.
It’s not a choice between going back to work or stopping the virus, it’s between stopping the virus and spreading it so effectively that work is impossible on top of it.
Icke’s crackpot theories are precisely antithetical to the world beating the virus. What could be more counterproductive than people denying the virus is real, fearing the vaccine instead, and otherwise ignoring science in favor of fantasy?
They like to say that everyone else is hysterical and panicking, while they are calm. Rather, they are the ones living in paranoia of an evil cult that wants to destroy us with a vaccine, and is in the very process of ending civilization as we know it. What could be more calm than staying at home and taking care of oneself so we could collectively crush the virus? Yes, it is financially life threatening, but, sadly, because of corruption and incompetence it is our best and only option, the alternative being the double whammy of financial and bodily ruin.
I like to think that we can learn from this, and rather than Icke’s paranoid vision of the overlords gaining more power, we recognize that China’s tyrannical system of censorship and top-down power didn’t work, and is NOT the model for the rest of us. We now know the WHO is bankrupt. We are talking about bringing jobs home, and being more self-reliant as countries, and even as individuals. And we may place more faith in science, which is not plotting — in cahoots with the
reptile aliens evil overlords — to destroy our lives, but to save them. If we’d listened to scientists about the risk of a pandemic — and if China had merely not repeated the same mistakes it made with SARS — we wouldn’t be in this mess.
And maybe we will listen more to science, including climatologists, rather than conspiracy theorists, pundits, and pseudo-scientists for hire.
How I made the graphic
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