Op-Ed by Daniel Bobinski
The other day I was at a friend’s house for dinner. After the meal, he turned on the TV because he wanted to watch football, so I watched my first football of the season. We watched a few plays, and except for refs and coaches wearing masks, everything looked and sounded normal. The announcers were doing their announcer thing, and the crowd noise got louder every time the teams came to the line of scrimmage. But then they showed a wide shot of the field and I noticed the entire stadium was empty. I was stunned. We were hearing crowd noise, but nobody was there. “This is fake,” I thought. “It’s not real.” “We’re being fooled by somebody playing a soundtrack of crowd noise, but there is no crowd.” “It’s a deception to make people feel comfortable.”
And then it hit me. The same thing I was watching on TV is happening all around the world with mandated mask-wearing. We’re being fooled into thinking that masks make us safe – a lie to make us feel safe and comfortable – but it’s all a show. The medical industrial complex has managed to convince the whole world that masks are necessary.
But it’s fake.
It’s not real.
We’re being fooled.
It’s a deception to make people feel safe and comfortable.
Here’s what people are told: “If you wear a mask, you are protecting other people.” But here’s the psychology that accompanies that message: “If you don’t wear a mask, you’re selfish and don’t care if people get sick and die.”
Do masks truly protect us? We’re told masks make us safe, but even the CDC has reported in a study that 70% of people who contracted Covid-19 “always” wore a mask, whereas less than 4% of Covid patients "never" wore a mask.
In his article, “The Science is Conclusive: Masks and Respirators do NOT Prevent Transmission of Viruses,” Dr. Denis G. Rancourt, PhD, reviews randomized controlled trials on mask efficacy with verifiable outcomes going back more than a decade. To learn if masks truly protect us, let me quote Rancourt directly:
“Masks and respirators do not work. There have been extensive randomized controlled trial (RCT) studies, and meta-analysis reviews of RCT studies, which all show that masks and respirators do not work to prevent respiratory influenza-like illnesses, or respiratory illnesses believed to be transmitted by droplets and aerosol particles.” (emphasis in original)
Now, because social media platforms such as Facebook will tag such comments as “false information,” I STRONGLY recommend people read Rancourt’s article and read the linked research for themselves. Every article Rancourt cites uses verifiable results (actual laboratory tests to validate the presence or absence of a virus).
The Facebook Deception
When a Facebook user posts a mask article that runs counter to Facebook’s ideology, Facebook’s “fact-checkers” will reference a study that says masks do prevent viral spread, and then they flag the user for sharing false information. It doesn’t matter if Facebook’s study didn’t verify results by testing for viral transfer, if the study said that masks prevented viral transfer, Facebook claims that’s enough to invalidate every other scientific study.
That’s not how science works, but many Facebook users believe this deceptive tactic.
The Twitter Deception
Remember when board-certified doctors held a press conference in Washington DC proclaiming their success with hydroxychloroquine for treating Covid-19?
Twitter’s fact-checkers, none of whom are board-certified doctors, deceived their users by proclaiming those doctors were providing false information. Even the President’s son, Donald Trump, Jr., was banned by Twitter for 12 hours merely for retweeting the video of those doctors.
Bill Nye is not a scientist, but he played one on TV. Back in July, Nye created a video in which he tried blowing out candles while wearing a mask, implying that masks would similarly stop a 100-nanometer virus from escaping. Nye’s theatrics were capped with an in-your-face guilt trip that people needed to wear masks to protect HIM, and many were deceived by that propaganda. Many similar videos have been created, dramatizing how masks prevent something from happening, but none of them include laboratory test results to confirm or rule out viral transfer.
I must also point out that YouTube aligns itself with the World Health Organization and removes or flags videos if they present information that do not support the W.H.O.’s position.
The “Stop the Spread” Deception
After the world’s commerce was effectively brought to a crawl in April, the narrative coming from the medical industrial complex shifted from “Two weeks to flatten the curve” to “Crush the curve” and then “Prevent the spread.” Put another way, we went from trying to prevent our healthcare systems from being overwhelmed to trying to prevent anyone from catching Covid-19 ever.
According to emergency room physician Dr. Joshua Dopko, the only chance for that to happen was eliminating every single civil liberty known to man and bringing the world’s economy to nearly a complete stop for three months. Dopko then states that this action would have been an impossibility. In more colloquial terms, “the virus is going to virus.”
And yet, a surprising number of people today are believing it’s possible to “stop the spread.”
They have been deceived.
The “We Must Wait for a Vaccine” Deception
If you remember, not long after President Trump and the coronavirus task force began their daily briefings, Dr. Vladimir Zelenko wrote the White House informing them of his success in treating Covid-19 using zinc, hydroxychloroquine, and azithromycin. After Trump mentioned HCQ, Dr. Anthony Fauci immediately downplayed that treatment, saying the 65-year old drug would need trials. This, despite Fauci knowing that the NIH had published an article in 2005 stating chloroquine was effective in fighting coronaviruses.
A deception campaign followed as the global medical establishment / medical industrial complex started calling in favors. Suddenly, after 65 years of worldwide safe use, articles popped up everywhere about the dangers of HCQ. Social media platforms also banned almost all mention of the drug. Later, even though prestigious medical journals had to issue rare and embarrassing retractions, the deception had taken root. Doctors refused to prescribe The Zelenko Protocol, and some governors even outlawed pharmacies from dispensing HCQ for off-label use.
It’s safe to say many people died unnecessarily because of this deception.
And it’s safe to say many continued to die because every time a treatment shows success in combating Covid-19, it is downplayed or dismissed by the global medical establishment / medical industrial complex.
The story we keep hearing is we won’t return to normal until we have a vaccine.
The Social Justice Deception
I could write a book about all the deception occurring around us (and I am), but let me finish by touching briefly on some of the social justice deceptions.
As of January of 2020, blacks and Hispanics in America had the lowest unemployment rates ever. Also, in the five American cities with the largest black populations, median income for blacks had risen between 5% (Washington DC) and 21% (Atlanta, GA). I could go on, but amazingly, after George Floyd took enough fentanyl to kill himself, and his heart decided to finally quit while a cop was kneeling on his neck, suddenly we were told our country is rife with systemic racism.
The narrative of systemic racism is a deception, but it’s being used to foment race riots – which are a cover for an expanding Marxist insurrection. All one needed to do was visit the Black Lives Matter website (before they changed it) and listen to Black Lives Matter leaders and they were clear about their Marxist intentions.
Do black lives matter to Black Lives Matter? Not really. You don’t see them protesting senseless black-on-black murders in Chicago; you see them tearing down statues and participating in riots against police. The name of their organization itself is a deception.
Be Not Deceived
The world is a beautiful place, but among us are those who wish to hold the reins of power over others. Since nobody willingly gives up their rights to liberty and the pursuit of happiness, those who wish to exert control over others must use force, deception, or both.
Be not deceived. Ronald Reagan used the Russian proverb “Doveryai no proveryai” (Trust, but verify) to great effect, and thankfully the Internet is available today so we can research anything, even things that look and sound normal. And we must be vigilant to protect ourselves, because sometimes what seems normal – even crowd noise at a football game – is fake.
Daniel Bobinski, M.Ed. is a certified behavioral analyst, best-selling author, corporate trainer, executive coach, and columnist. He’s also a veteran and a self-described Christian Libertarian who believes in the principles of free market capitalism – while standing firmly against crony capitalism.