The Perpetuation of Face Mask Requirements was Occult Enslavement by New Underworld Order

PHOTO: East Bay Times

Rites of initiation, in occult practice, are intended to transform a person from a previous state to a new state. The wearing of a mask occludes the wearer’s true and God-given persona, then forces the assumption of a new persona. This is a key part of most occult initiation rituals. This initiation involves the symbolic killing of the initiate and bringing him to life again. The prior individual having undergone the process, is gone.

Masks were among the instruments of torture, control and dehumanization that were used by the criminal class to abduct and enslave those they attempted to lord over. Mask have also long had a darker role in schemes of sacrifice, transformation and social control.

Philip Zimbardo’s 1971 Stanford prison experiment, among other studies, showed how face coverings and masks can facilitate cruel dehumanization of one’s peers. One can today feel it where the majority of people are masked in public. Combined with hall-monitor types everywhere, this has a depressive effect. That’s very much the intention of the New Underworld Order scamsters who are running the Covid-1984 perp.


Read “Fear and Loathing in California: The Covid-1984 Lockdowns and the Stanford Prison Experiment”

Another study by anthropologist John Watson noted similar observations:

Developing infants and children learn social skills and empathy by studying human faces. Discordians looking to invert and damage society use masking to annihilate this social navigation skill. This leads to psychosis and asocial reactions. Meanwhile, total mortality or serious illness resulting from Wuhan virus infection in children is minuscule.

Lydia Densworth writes in her book “Friendship” about the importance of children’s human interaction with faces. Being subjected to masks often leads to sociopathy due to poor brain development.

Children are being trained for penal colony mentality, submission and passive servitude.


Read “Jeremy Bentham: British-Elitist Agent and Weird Pseudo-Intellectual Godfather of Utilitarianism and the Panopticon”

Socially distanced children during school recess.

Even before this latest mask and spacing onslaught, the younger generation was already demonstrating less empathy and more narcissism engendered by technology — hence the The Selfie Generation moniker for millennials.

Layered on top of this twisted psychological and mind control operation comes Clown World claims from the Leveler Debasers of humanity that treating animals humanely is a trait or in shadow language an act of white supremacy — something whites are more inclined to engage in than other races — and somehow that’s a bad thing.

I will now translate the latest pile of dog turds issued forth concerning the WHO pandemic treaty

The upcoming WHO “accords” depend on making Joe Biden’s shaky signature acquire the unconstitutional power of an international treaty—by calling it an “agreement”—bypassing the required 2/3 vote of the US Senate to ratify all treaties—and putting America under the gun whenever the WHO arbitrarily and unscientifically decides to declare new pandemics.

Under the gun means: massive lockdowns (ruination of the economy and millions of lives); compulsory masking, distancing, and testing; contact tracing (widespread surveillance); new killshot vaccines; and mandates forcing universal vaccination.

The Biden administration has now announced it is committed to signing this WHO “agreement” and binding the US to its orders, directives, and commands.

Pamela Hamamoto is the US ambassador to WHO. I don’t know how that’s possible, since the WHO is a bunch of unelected bureaucrats. She may as well be the ambassador to the Auto Club or US Dentists for Bovine Gum Implants. But legality and legitimacy are apparently not problems.

Pamela Hamamoto says: “The United States is committed to the Pandemic Accord, to form a major component of the global health architecture for generations to come. Shared commitment, shared aspirations and shared responsibilities will vastly improve our system for preventing, preparing for, and responding to future pandemic emergencies.”

TRANSLATION: We have to get every national government on board. It’s called Globalism. It’s medical dictatorship on a worldwide basis. We lock down Germany, so we lock down Italy, and Spain, and so on.

Pamela Hamamoto says: “We seek a Pandemic Accord that builds capacities; reduces pandemic threats posed by zoonotic diseases; enables rapid and more equitable responses; and establishes sustainable financing, governance, and accountability to ultimately break the cycle of panic and neglect.”

TRANSLATION: We issue the commands, and populations obey. The money for this will flow. On into the future. “Accountability” means: If any national government tries to weasel out of the “treaty,” they’ll face severe punishments. Breaking the cycle of panic and neglect means: we create panic about “pandemics” and we don’t neglect vaccinating a single human.

Pamela Hamamoto says: “There is a lot to build on in this draft related to these priorities. However, the draft is unbalanced toward response at the expense of prevention and preparedness. While we need to avoid duplicating substantive elements contained in the IHR [International Health Regulations], such as surveillance and alerts, we need to discuss how best to address pandemic prevention and preparedness here. These efforts should be mutually supportive and complementary.”

TRANSLATION: “Prevention and preparedness” mean: wall-to-wall global messaging, which controls and disseminates perpetual fear-porn about “viruses”; censoring free speech that exposes false science and government tyranny; equating criticism of governments with terrorism; government financially supporting citizens as long as said citizens abjectly obey all medical (and other) directives.

Pamela Hamamoto says: “We appreciate the focus on equity in Chapter III but also agree it must be better integrated across the draft. Our work must be inclusive and applicable for the improved health and wellbeing of all people. A commitment to ‘equity’ must address inequities not only between countries, but also within them.”

TRANSLATION: We have to drag black, brown, yellow, and red people into the mandatory medical framework of compulsory toxic vaccination and compulsory toxic drugs. They don’t escape the trap. We’ll say these “life-saving” treatments are free, because “the underserved communities” deserve “equity”. Give us your huddled masses, yearning to be vaccinated, and therefore injured and suddenly dead.

Pamela Hamamoto says: “[We must not have] ‘common but differentiated responsibilities and capabilities.’”

TRANSLATION: No nation can decide how to prepare for or handle a declared pandemic. The whole “treaty” depends on uniform action across the whole planet. Just as in, say, a military operation.

Pamela Hamamoto says: “Finally, the Pandemic Accord must stand the test of time while building on the lessons from previous pandemics. By creating solutions that are flexible and adaptable, by laying out commitments that are clear regarding triggers and responsibilities, and by strengthening coordination and capacities, together we can build a stronger global health architecture for all.”

TRANSLATION: This is a clue about what we’re really up to. The enforcement details of the “treaty” will change over time, but the signatures of all government leaders, once obtained, are permanent guarantees of compliance, far into the future. WHO Globalism will morph into a faceless coterie of invisible, international, predatory bureaucrats, controlling and forcing the bleak march of billions of people along a road of TOXIC MEDICAL TREATMENT that starts in the womb, and proceeds all the way to death. We are the medical cartel. We fly no political or partisan banners. As you will realize, we ARE the Brave New World. All humans are merely biological machines programmed by Nature. We will continue to alter and improve that programming. Our arbitrary declaration of pandemics is simply a strategy for attaining a kind of long-range POWER humanity has never seen.

That’s the true translation of the dog turds.

—Welcome to the show. When Biden sits down and affixes his signature to the WHO agreement, there will be court cases. All sorts of court cases. As there should be. Some will be filed by the state governors and their attorneys general, since the US Constitution enumerates SPECIFIC federal powers—none granting the President the right to sign treaties wearing the disguise of “agreements.” All other powers are reserved for the states and the people.

But beyond these court cases, the ultimate backup is outright resistance and rebellion by state Governors AND THE PEOPLE.

Don’t be fooled into thinking we can rely on the courts or any other legal mechanism to secure our freedom.

Governors will be pushed to the wall. And the brave ones will ultimately have to say, “We refuse to obey these WHO agreements under any and all circumstances. Now if you, the federal government, want to force us, you’ll have to INVADE OUR STATES WITH GROUND TROOPS. How do you think, how do you really think the people of America will view and react to such a move?”

Those who believe “the pandemic is over” and we’ve returned to normalcy are sadly, sadly mistaken. The COVID stage production was just one more phase in the war that has been going on since the beginning of history:

Free? Or not free?

Responsible for your own life? Or do others take that responsibility for you and away from you?

Victim? Or alive and accountable on your own ethical terms?

In the crucible, it’s said that everyone has a breaking point. If so, what is yours? How far will you go to stand firm and not yield?

Circumstances loom up, you look to your deepest convictions, and you find out.

We are the cure.

This is the war.

— Jon Rappoport

Episode 38 of Rappoport Podcasts—“The Wizards of Is: The titanic operation to bury the creative impulse forever and never let it out into the light of day. The entire history of traditional Western philosophy makes no mention of individual creativity—this is called a CLUE”—is now posted on my substack. It’s a blockbuster. To listen, click here. To learn more about This Episode of Rappoport Podcasts, click here.

“Creepy Conspiratorial Globalists” Were Behind Covid Lockdowns, UK Pandemic Files Show

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A very well-written and deeply thought-out post, brilliantly authored by a prominent Covid skeptic, eugyppius, should prompt anyone to recall and revisit our recent Covid history:

Eugyppius is one of my favorite substack authors. I agreed with many of his past thoughts regarding Covid, society, and science.

However, I cannot agree with his post above. I want to put forth my reasoning that will arrive at the opposite conclusion, that is:

The UK government was reluctant to press on with lockdowns but was always pushed into lockdowns by powerful outside forces.

Those forces were paid and coordinated by aptly named (by eugyppius) “creepy conspiratorial globalists,” such as Bill Gates, his foundation, and the World Economic Forum.

The Purpose of Lockdowns Was to Keep People Miserable Until They Got Vaccinated.

The rest of my article is intentionally written in a non-judgemental tone. I will not speak of “evil plans,” “depopulation,” and other such concepts.

I hope to demonstrate that outside private forces influenced the UK government (and other governments) to implement their pandemic plan.

Bill Gates, as well as the World Economic Forum, had a pandemic plan. How do we know? Very simple, their plan was public. Here’s the video from the WEF where Bill Gates explains their plan! The key screenshots are shown, with timestamps added for your convenience:

The plan was quite simple:

  • Lock down every state (and every country)

  • Develop the COVID vaccine

  • Only after the vaccine is given can people get back to work

The plan was broadly in place before the official beginning of the pandemic. Event 201, held on Oct 18, 2019, and sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Economic Forum, issued recommendations with similar suggestions.

Event 201’s recommendations mention (1) political decisions to slow or stop the movement of people and goods, a.k.a lockdowns, (2) vaccines, and (3) public-private cooperation.

Underlined in blue in the picture (3) above is public-private cooperation. It is a relatively new concept.

In the past, sovereign governments were elected by voters and decided on policies to please domestic voters or, at most, domestic businesses.

In the last few decades, a new concept of global stakeholders has evolved. Those are large international businesses or private forums, not selected via any electoral process but possessing outsized influence on previously sovereign governments. Examples of “global business leaders” mentioned in the quote (3) are Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Economic Forum, Google, Facebook, and other large extraterritorial entities.

These unelected stakeholders played a large role during the pandemic, steering governments into adopting lockdowns.

Eugyppius mentions how Boris Johnson’s desire to lift the lockdowns was not supported by public opinion.

Boris Johnson considered lifting lockdown restrictions early but decided against it after being told that doing so would be “too far ahead of public opinion”.

But what formed that “public opinion”?

Global stakeholders such as Google and Facebook banned anti-lockdown protests and pages, so opponents of lockdowns could not voice their opposition:

WEF member Mark Zuckerberg, who controls Facebook, implemented such a ban. Such bans, no doubt, contributed to “public opinion” steered firmly in support of lockdowns.

The media, busy forming “public opinion,” was generously sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The BMGF gave $319 million to a variety of news media organizations. The UK media sponsored by Bill Gates includes:

Samples from the above publications cheering for lockdowns are shown below.

The UK government, during the pandemic, was using “pandemic models” that intentionally overstated projected deaths, as this Pandemic Files story shows:

Were the modelers unintentionally overstating predicted deaths? Was that just a bunch of academics overreacting?

It was not.

The main institutions developing “pandemic models” were Johns Hopkins and Imperial College. Johns Hopkins was a major pandemic preparedness player that sponsored the above-mentioned Event 201 and received $1,048,972,282 from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Imperial College, based in the UK, received $318,891,807 from Bill Gates. I will skip the rest of them to keep the size of my post manageable.

The excessive death predictions produced by modelers were a part of the plan of those who sponsored them. The models helped to keep lockdowns and human misery in place until rushed “vaccines” were ready to be administered.

Not all governments marched in lockstep with the plans of Bill Gates, the World Economic Forum, and other “global stakeholders.” Tanzania’s president Magufuli refused to follow pandemic guidelines.

Bill Gates-sponsored The Guardian published an editorial that “it is time for Africa to Rein In Tanzania’s anti-vaxxer President.”

A month later, on March 17, Magufuli was dead under suspicious circumstances.

In the UK, the pro-lockdown press constantly vilified Boris Johnson.

A WEF Member, Nicola Sturgeon, obnoxiously forced Boris Johnson into mandating masks in schools despite no scientific evidence for doing so:

Bill Gates, the World Economic Forum, Facebook, and other “creepy globalist conspirators” succeeded brilliantly. The lockdowns were mostly maintained in various countries until vaccines could be given to people.

You know the rest of the story. The vaccines did not stop the pandemic. Lockdowns continued for a bit longer and were used as a pretext to force reluctant people to vaccinate. Vaccines would “stop transmission,” we were told.

So, people dutifully lined up to get vaccinated. They were mad at the ignorant unvaccinated people who refused to “listen to science.” Terry Register was one of the thousands of such people. He got vaccinated and boosted and proudly announced that on social media by displaying his “I got my Covid booster” sticker.

Terry Register was a good man. He did his part to save humanity. It is not Terry’s fault that things did not work out, and he became a number in the excess mortality statistics.

While most people are luckily still with us, all of them were misled by “global stakeholders,” news media sponsored by Bill Gates, and BMGF-paid modelers whose false predictions influenced government policies.

The pandemic continues. Covid keeps reinfecting people. High excess mortality persists in highly vaccinated countries. The globalists want to “move on past the pandemic” and refocus their efforts on climate change.

They would like us to forget their role in the Covid disaster. Should we?

Eugyppius says eloquently:

It always irritates some people when I say this, but it’s just the truth: The people responsible for the last three years of economic destruction, psychological injury and mass pharmaceutical experimentation are callous and evil, but they’re also just really dumb. None of this meant anything, none of this was for anything, and that’s the bitterest pill of all. Every last person in these text messages, from Johnson to Hancock to other ministers to random experts and everyone else, has absolutely no idea what they’re doing or what the purposes of their restrictions even are.

I agree with Eugyppius that the people in governments, such as Matt Hancock or Boris Johnson, who implemented useless lockdowns and forced people to take unproven vaccines, are dumb.

I disagree with Eugyppius’s saying that the lock-step implementation of lockdowns in all countries was an accident and a “fruit of shallow low-wattage government functionaries who have a planning horizon extending no more than two weeks.”

Instead, the events of 2020 were planned and implemented in advance by ruthless Covid Globalists, who implemented their plans via corrupt media that they paid off, social media giants suppressing discussions, and hijacked science and pandemic modeling to further their plans. That effectively controlled the dumb people in governments.

I am not the only person who thinks Bill Gates and his co-conspirators hijacked the pandemic. Politico published a brilliant article about how Bill Gates took over the global Covid response.

If you do not believe me, read the Politico article!

I invite everyone to DEBATE my post. Express your opinion in the comments. Tell us what you think about the lockdowns:

  • Were they a result of local governments’ stupidity that accidentally manifested itself in perfect lock-step in most first-world countries, or

  • Were the lockdowns a result of “creepy conspiratorial globalists” executing well-thought-out pandemic plans, resulting in governments caving to their pressure?

Dissent and disagreement are perfectly acceptable on my substack. Comment away!

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“Creepy Conspiratorial Globalists” Were Behind Covid Lockdowns, UK Government Chats Show

This article took many hours to write. I hope you can upgrade to a paid subscription if you like it.

A very well-written and deeply thought-out post, brilliantly authored by a prominent Covid skeptic, eugyppius, should prompt anyone to recall and revisit our recent Covid history:

Eugyppius is one of my favorite substack authors. I agreed with many of his past thoughts regarding Covid, society, and science.

However, I cannot agree with his post above. I want to put forth my reasoning that will arrive at the opposite conclusion, that is:

The UK government was reluctant to press on with lockdowns but was always pushed into lockdowns by powerful outside forces.

Those forces were paid and coordinated by aptly named (by eugyppius) “creepy conspiratorial globalists,” such as Bill Gates, his foundation, and the World Economic Forum.

The Purpose of Lockdowns Was to Keep People Miserable Until They Got Vaccinated.

The rest of my article is intentionally written in a non-judgemental tone. I will not speak of “evil plans,” “depopulation,” and other such concepts.

I hope to demonstrate that outside private forces influenced the UK government (and other governments) to implement their pandemic plan.

Bill Gates, as well as the World Economic Forum, had a pandemic plan. How do we know? Very simple, their plan was public. Here’s the video from the WEF where Bill Gates explains their plan! The key screenshots are shown, with timestamps added for your convenience:

https://twitter.com/wef/status/1246105177838497794

The plan was quite simple:

  • Lock down every state (and every country)

  • Develop the COVID vaccine

  • Only after the vaccine is given can people get back to work

The plan was broadly in place before the official beginning of the pandemic. Event 201, held on Oct 12, 2019, and sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Economic Forum, issued recommendations with similar suggestions.

Event 201’s recommendations mention (1) political decisions to slow or stop the movement of people and goods, a.k.a lockdowns, (2) vaccines, and (3) public-private cooperation.

Underlined in blue in the picture (3) above is public-private cooperation. It is a relatively new concept.

In the past, sovereign governments were elected by voters and decided on policies to please domestic voters or, at most, domestic businesses.

In the last few decades, a new concept of global stakeholders has evolved. Those are large international businesses or private forums, not selected via any electoral process but possessing outsized influence on previously sovereign governments. Examples of “global business leaders” mentioned in the quote (3) are Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Economic Forum, Google, Facebook, and other large extraterritorial entities.

These unelected stakeholders played a large role during the pandemic, steering governments into adopting lockdowns.

Eugyppius mentions how Boris Johnson’s desire to lift the lockdowns was not supported by public opinion.

Boris Johnson considered lifting lockdown restrictions early but decided against it after being told that doing so would be “too far ahead of public opinion”.

But what formed that “public opinion”?

Global stakeholders such as Google and Facebook banned anti-lockdown protests and pages, so opponents of lockdowns could not voice their opposition:

WEF member Mark Zuckerberg, who controls Facebook, implemented such a ban. Such bans, no doubt, contributed to “public opinion” steered firmly in support of lockdowns.

The media, busy forming “public opinion,” was generously sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The BMGF gave $319 million to a variety of news media organizations. The UK media sponsored by Bill Gates includes:

Samples from the above publications cheering for lockdowns are shown below.

The UK government, during the pandemic, was using “pandemic models” that intentionally overstated projected deaths, as this Pandemic Files story shows:

Were the modelers unintentionally overstating predicted deaths? Was that just a bunch of academics overreacting?

It was not.

The main institutions developing “pandemic models” were Johns Hopkins and Imperial College. Johns Hopkins was a major pandemic preparedness player that sponsored the above-mentioned Event 201 and received $1,048,972,282 from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Imperial College, based in the UK, received $318,891,807 from Bill Gates. I will skip the rest of them to keep the size of my post manageable.

The excessive death predictions produced by modelers were a part of the plan of those who sponsored them. The models helped to keep lockdowns and human misery in place until rushed “vaccines” were ready to be administered.

Not all governments marched in lockstep with the plans of Bill Gates, the World Economic Forum, and other “global stakeholders.” Tanzania’s president Magufuli refused to follow pandemic guidelines.

Bill Gates-sponsored The Guardian published an editorial that “it is time for Africa to Rein In Tanzania’s anti-vaxxer President.”

A month later, on March 17, Magufuli was dead under suspicious circumstances.

In the UK, the pro-lockdown press constantly vilified Boris Johnson.

A WEF Member, Nicola Sturgeon, obnoxiously forced Boris Johnson into mandating masks in schools despite no scientific evidence for doing so:

A WEF member Rishi Sunak schemed to oust Johnson’s adviser Dominic Cummings who was skeptical of lockdowns and flouted lockdown rules:

Bill Gates, the World Economic Forum, Facebook, and other “creepy globalist conspirators” succeeded brilliantly. The lockdowns were mostly maintained in various countries until vaccines could be given to people.

You know the rest of the story. The vaccines did not stop the pandemic. Lockdowns continued for a bit longer and were used as a pretext to force reluctant people to vaccinate. Vaccines would “stop transmission,” we were told.

So, people dutifully lined up to get vaccinated. They were mad at the ignorant unvaccinated people who refused to “listen to science.” Terry Register was one of the thousands of such people. He got vaccinated and boosted and proudly announced that on social media by displaying his “I got my Covid booster” sticker.

While most people are luckily still with us, all of them were misled by “global stakeholders,” news media sponsored by Bill Gates, and BMGF-paid modelers whose false predictions influenced government policies.

Terry Register was a good man. He did his part to save humanity. It is not Terry’s fault that things did not work out, and he became a number in the excess mortality statistics.

The pandemic continues. Covid keeps reinfecting people. High excess mortality persists in highly vaccinated countries. The globalists want to “move on past the pandemic” and refocus their efforts on climate change.

They would like us to forget their role in the Covid disaster. Should we?

Eugyppius says eloquently:

It always irritates some people when I say this, but it’s just the truth: The people responsible for the last three years of economic destruction, psychological injury and mass pharmaceutical experimentation are callous and evil, but they’re also just really dumb. None of this meant anything, none of this was for anything, and that’s the bitterest pill of all. Every last person in these text messages, from Johnson to Hancock to other ministers to random experts and everyone else, has absolutely no idea what they’re doing or what the purposes of their restrictions even are.

I agree with Eugyppius that the people in governments, such as Matt Hancock or Boris Johnson, who implemented useless lockdowns and forced people to take unproven vaccines, are dumb.

I disagree with Eugyppius’s saying that the lock-step implementation of lockdowns in all countries was an accident and a “fruit of shallow low-wattage government functionaries who have a planning horizon extending no more than two weeks.”

Instead, the events of 2020 were planned and implemented in advance by ruthless Covid Globalists, who implemented their plans via corrupt media that they paid off, social media giants suppressing discussions, and hijacked science and pandemic modeling to further their plans. That effectively controlled the dumb people in governments.

I am not the only person who thinks Bill Gates and his co-conspirators hijacked the pandemic. Politico published a brilliant article about how Bill Gates took over the global Covid response.

If you do not believe me, read the Politico article!

I invite everyone to DEBATE my post. Express your opinion in the comments. Tell us what you think about the lockdowns:

  • Were they a result of local governments’ stupidity that accidentally manifested itself in perfect lock-step in most first-world countries, or

  • Were lockdowns a result of “creepy conspiratorial globalists” executing well-thought-out pandemic plans, resulting in governments caving to their pressure?

Dissent and disagreement are perfectly acceptable on my substack. Comment away!

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The Tragedy of Havana

By JOHN LEAKE

Upon seeing Old Havana (La Habana Vieja) for the first time, I sensed that the Cuban capital—a masterpiece of Spanish colonial urban planning and architecture—must have once been the most beautiful city in the New World. A glimpse of its former glory may now be seen in the small quarter of it that has been restored through a private holding company called Habaguanex S.A.

Habaguanex was established by an enterprising man named Eusebio Leal. The official historian of old Old Havana, he persuaded Fidel Castro in 1993 to approve of this “unheard-of exception to the otherwise tightly controlled Cuban economy.

Under Leal’s leadership, Habaguanex S.A. attracted foreign investment to revitalize Old Havana’s historic center, starting with the Hotel Ambos Mundos, where Ernest Hemingway lived in 1932-1939, writing most of For Whom the Bell Tolls. The lovingly restored buildings—along with privately owned cars that were purchased by Cubans prior to Castro’s seizure of power in 1959—are conspicuously exceptional. The rest of Cuba’s glorious patrimony is now in a state of shocking dilapidation. Most of the once splendid buildings are now crumbling ruins.

Clotheslines and crumbling plaster in a former palace

Swimming pool at the Hotel Nacional

Although Ernest Hemingway is still a legendary figure in Cuba, his famous Finca Vigia (Lookout Farm) a few miles southeast of the city is scarcely maintained, even though the property is now a state-owned museum. Likewise, the seaside town of Cojimar—formerly a fishing village immortalized in The Old Man and the Sea—is now a desolate place. During my brief visit, I saw no fishing boats or any commercial enterprise. The only activity I saw was a taxi cab driver repairing a flat tire on an old Soviet era limousine that had—according to my guide—once been part of Fidel Castro’s fleet.

The author in Fidel’s former limo, Cojimar, Cuba, March 3, 2023.

Apologists for the Cuban regime have found many excuses for why most of Cuba is in shambles. They point to the legacy of Spanish and U.S. imperialism, with the lion’s share of profits from industries such as sugar, rum, coffee, and tobacco going to wealthy landowners and bankers, and little going to the exploited peasantry. Or they point to the American mafia’s criminal exploitation of Havana in 1930-59. Or they point the the U.S. embargo against Cuba commencing in 1962.

All of the above have contributed to Cuba’s political and economic problems. And yet, as Habaguanex’s achievement demonstrates, private enterprise—when allowed in Cuba—can work wonders. Also notable are the Iberostar Hotels in Havana—major investments initiated by the Spanish company in 1993. After Fidel seized power, he often remarked that Cuba “would not become an island of bourgeoisie-catering bartenders and chambermaids.” Now a job in an Iberostar hotel is, according to my native Cuban guide, one of the most coveted in the country.

History has demonstrated time and again that command economies (in which all property is owned by the state ) DO NOT WORK. Under such regimes, competence and expertise evaporate. A striking example was the Bacardi family, whose Cuban rum was one of the world’s greatest brands and businesses. After the Castro regime confiscated its assets, the family fled and moved its operations to Mexico, the Bahamas, United States, and Puerto Rico. With their departure, the great Cuban rum industry collapsed. It was only in 1994—when the state agreed to a joint venture with Pernod Ricard of France called Havana Club International—that high-quality Cuban rum was once again distilled. The Havana Club brand is now (along with Cohiba cigars) Cuba’s most recognized consumer product, though ALL of the profits for Cuba’s side of the venture flow to the country’s Communist Party dictatorship.

Advocates of the U.S. Embargo against Cuba—lifted by the Obama Administration but reimposed by the Trump Administration—claim that deals such as Pernod’s and Iberostar’s enrich the Communist Party and enable it to remain in power. They believe the Castro regime only allowed these private enterprises in 1993 because it was desperate for money following the end of Soviet support, and would have collapsed without this foreign investment.

Opponents of the Embargo claim it was never sufficient to get rid of what has proven to be an amazingly resilient regime, and has only succeeded in afflicting misery on the long suffering Cuban people. And so the sixty-four-year stalemate continues.

My native Cuban guide sees this stalemate as an extended family feud between Fidel—himself the son of a wealthy Spanish landowner—and powerful Cubans in South Florida such as the Díaz-Balart family. Senior Congressman Mario Rafael Díaz-Balart Caballero is the nephew of Mirta Francisca de la Caridad Díaz-Balart y Gutiérrez, who was Fidel’s first wife (from 1948-1955).

Ranking members of Cuba’s communist regime are aware of how much they are despised by their implacable enemies in Florida. Could it be that one of the reasons they cling so tenaciously to power is out of fear they will receive no mercy in the event they relinquish it?

Cuba is an extreme example of the catastrophe that befalls a nation when its state owns and controls everything. What has happened to the beautiful and cultured old country since 1959 is an object lesson for all people who yearn for a paternalistic state that will (purportedly) protect and provide for them.

Mainstream Puppets Now Admit Lab Leak Caused Pandemic

  • For nearly two years, there was a complete ban on discussing the COVID-19 lab leak theory

  • Facebook reversed its censorship policy on the lab leak theory in June 2021. Now, mainstream media are forced to admit the pandemic was most likely caused by a lab leak

  • January 28, 2023, epidemiologists Colin Butler and Delia Randolph published a joint statement saying a lab leak is the most likely source of COVID-19. The two had previously authored separate reports for the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), which commissioned them to investigate the possibility of the pandemic being the result of “humanity’s abuse of nature”

  • February 26, 2023, The Wall Street Journal reported that the U.S. Energy Department has now revised its assessment of the origin of SARS-CoV-2, concluding the pandemic “most likely arose from a laboratory leak”

  • The FBI also concluded a lab leak was the most likely scenario all the way back in 2021, yet played a central role in censoring anyone who suggested this is where COVID came from

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For nearly two years, there was a complete ban on discussing the COVID-19 lab leak theory, and as noted by Robby Soave in a June 2021 Reason article,

this is a perfect example of why banning “misinformation” is a terrible idea. Often enough, what’s labeled as “misinformation” one day has turned out to be true the next.

I first raised the lab leak theory February 4, 2020, and it wasn’t until June 2021 that Facebook finally reversed its censorship policy on this particular topic, stating, “In light of ongoing investigations into the origin of COVID-19 and in consultation with public health experts, we will no longer remove the claim that COVID-19 is man-made or manufactured from our apps.”

“Facebook’s concession that the lab leak story it once viewed as demonstrably false is actually possibly true should put to rest the idea that banning or regulating misinformation should be a chief public policy goal,” Soave wrote.

In a February 15, 2023, article

in the British Express, Angus Dalgleish, a professor of oncology at St George’s, University of London, recounts how he and his Norwegian colleagues, Birger Sørensen (a virologist) and Andres Susrud (a molecular biologist), were systematically silenced.

The trio had assessed the genetic sequence of SARS-CoV-2, concluding a bat origin was “extremely unlikely … as it had inserts around the receptor binding region … that would make it more infectious.” But no matter how they tried, they couldn’t get the paper published.

They even sent their findings to the British government and Cabinet members, only to be told “quite categorically that there was no way it could have been a laboratory escape.”

“What was to follow was a complete suppression of any debate about the origin, which would appear to have been driven by Tony Fauci from the NIAID in America,” Dalgleish writes.

“Indeed, he was so intent on quashing any evidence of the origin that he commissioned a paper from a group of scientists, who we now know also had concerns that it may not be natural but nevertheless, they published the paper in Nature Medicine saying all the evidence showed it was completely natural and was not a laboratory leaked virus.

This paper was published in Nature Medicine and then used by Tony Fauci as absolute proof that it was not a lab leak. What was incredible was that this narrative was picked by governments throughout the world, all the mainstream media and the majority of scientists, who should have known better than to accept the narrative rather than look at the evidence …

China’s put-down was especially strong and it was so very obvious that they were covering up something as all specimens and databases were either altered or withdrawn. Very belatedly, China allowed a team of international experts to investigate the cause of COVID and a team were allowed into China to essentially come up with an official report saying that it was clearly of natural origin.

Now, more than two years later, two of the people involved with this, Professor Colin Butler from Australia and Delia Randolph from the University of Greenwich, London, have spoken out that it is clear now that all the evidence DOES support a lab leak and that there has been a suppression of the truth.

There has been secrecy and cover-up of this issue on a truly Orwellian scale … [In the] future, any new threat, infectious disease or pandemic, must be addressed with open scientific debate and not the complete suppression of the truth, secrecy and coverup …”

As noted by Dalgleish, Butler and Randolph have recently spoken out about the fact that evidence for a lab leak was there from the start. That’s why Butler signed an open letter

to the World Health Organization in March 2021 calling for a “full and unrestricted international forensic investigation into the origins of COVID-19.”

The letter was sent after the WHO’s team issued a clearly biased report dismissing the lab leak theory as unworthy of further investigation. January 28, 2023, Butler, along with Randolph, published a joint statement in the Daily Mail, noting that:

“[The] crucial debate over Covid’s origins has been shackled … And this refusal to discuss openly what everyone suspects to be true — or at the very least strongly possible — has the disastrous consequence of eroding public trust in science.”

Butler and Randolph are now trying to set the record straight. As explained in their article, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) commissioned each of them in early 2020 to investigate and write reports on the possibility of the pandemic being the result of “humanity’s abuse of nature.”

Randolph’s report, which came out first, ended up not addressing the possibility of a non-natural origin, even though it was “actively considered in the drafting.” “[E]ven in early 2020, it appeared that UNEP was averse to including anything so controversial as the lab-leak theory in the report,” the pair write.

Butler authored the second UNEP report. Early on, he’d been skeptical about a lab link, but “as circumstantial evidence in support of a laboratory pathway grew, thanks to the work of a few brave scientists, internet detectives and journalists,” Butler finally concluded that the lab leak theory had to be considered. Butler’s report therefore did include an extensive discussion about the possibility of a lab leak.

Butler’s initial drafts were strongly criticized by internal UNEP reviewers, and as the report neared finalization, Butler started suspecting that publication was being “deliberately stalled.” According to Butler and Randolph:

“The first report was published within weeks of completion, but the second one took ten months — and only appeared after an increasingly alarmed author contacted influential figures … It was eventually released with little publicity three months ago.

These two reports are substantial with a combined length of 152 pages, citing 387 scientific publications and with 94 reviewers. They cannot be dismissed as scientifically lightweight, nor the product of biased or naive authors.

Unlike some key players in the COVID origin debate, neither of us has been involved in ‘gain of function’ work that includes manipulation of virological structures to increase virulence. Nor do we have any history of collaboration with the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV).

Neither of us has received funds from the US National Institutes of Health, the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency or EcoHealth Alliance — all of which have been involved with funding work at WIV that falls within the definition of ‘gain of function.’

Nor have either of us been financially rewarded for work with the Wellcome Trust … whose director Sir Jeremy Farrar was, we believe, a key figure alongside US funding chiefs in the scandalous suppression of debate on this issue …

Most recently discovered pathogens ‘burn out’ in human populations. Some are then held in laboratories, including in Wuhan … Are some of these being experimented upon? Almost certainly, yes. Yet a pall of suspicious secrecy, deceit and conflicts of interest shroud this work …

We can see incompetence, too. A new report by the US Office of Inspector General found fault with both the National Institutes of Health, the world’s biggest public funder of biomedical research, and EcoHealth Alliance, which it was supposed to help monitor.

This report damningly noted that each organization failed to ‘understand the nature of the research conducted, identify potential problem areas and take corrective action.’ It is of critical importance that these risks are better understood, that scientists accept the dangers and that this field is better regulated.

Our view is that, on current balance of evidence, a laboratory pathway seems the most likely cause of the pandemic … Irrespective of the origin of the pandemic, however, this debate has exposed that self-regulation of ‘gain of function’ research has been a dismal failure.”

February 26, 2023, one month after Butler and Randolph’s joint statement, The Wall Street Journal reported that the U.S. Energy Department has now revised its assessment of the origin of SARS-CoV-2, concluding the pandemic “most likely arose from a laboratory leak:”

“The shift by the Energy Department, which previously was undecided on how the virus emerged, is noted in an update to a 2021 document by Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines’s office …

The Energy Department now joins the Federal Bureau of Investigation in saying the virus likely spread via a mishap at a Chinese laboratory …

The Energy Department’s conclusion is the result of new intelligence and is significant because the agency has considerable scientific expertise and oversees a network of U.S. national laboratories, some of which conduct advanced biological research.

The Energy Department made its judgment with ‘low confidence,’ according to people who have read the classified report. The FBI previously came to the conclusion that the pandemic was likely the result of a lab leak in 2021 with ‘moderate confidence’ and still holds to this view.”

So, in 2021, the FBI thought the lab leak theory was not only plausible but likely, yet the agency was instrumental in censoring public discussion about it. What’s more, the Energy Department reportedly prepared a study all the way back in May 2020, which concluded “that a lab-leak hypothesis was plausible and deserved further investigation.”

In other words, Big Tech was told to censor a truth that at least two different agencies within the intelligence community supported. In a February 27, 2023, Twitter thread,

investigative journalist Paul D. Thacker also points out that not just one but two separate teams of scientists at different Energy Department labs have concluded that a lab accident was the most likely source of the pandemic. So, we really have three intel community assessments pointing in the same direction.

“The FBI concluded a lab leak was the most likely scenario all the way back in 2021, yet played a central role in censoring anyone who suggested this is where COVID came from.”

Curiously, the FBI still appears hell-bent on continuing the cover-up, even as the fabricated narrative is crumbling. As noted by Dr. Robert Malone,

House and Senate Republicans who are investigating the origin of the pandemic have pressed the FBI for more information, in particular what kind of information made them suspect a lab leak.

But the agency is refusing to share those details, citing Justice Department policy on “preserving the integrity of ongoing investigations.” In other words, by claiming there’s an active investigation underway, the FBI doesn’t have to share any of the information Congress is requesting, which seems rather convenient.

The question is, just how long does the FBI need to conclude this supposed investigation? As noted by Malone,

“The FBI must divulge what it knows in a timely manner. We don’t have time to wait for their endless investigations to be concluded. Three years is already too long to wait. Congress and the American public deserve answers now.”

A string of mainstream media puppets are now reporting that a lab leak may be the most likely explanation for the pandemic.

We’ve yet so see apologies for their former unprofessionalism, however. One reason for this U-turn might be that they’re now trying to get ahead of an even bigger story, namely the absolute confirmation that SARS-CoV-2 is an engineered virus that got unleashed on mankind.

Mainstream media need to make it look like they weren’t accessories to covering up democide (the intentional killing of unarmed civilians by government), because the lab leak theory leads directly to the intentional manipulation of viruses and government bioweapons development.

The globalist string-pullers are also starting to test out potential escape routes, from getting the public onboard with “amnesty” for COVID mistakes to pretending they’ve been the ones pushing for answers. As noted by Twitter user Clandestine:

“We have passed into a new phase of the COVID saga. The U.S. government is starting to slowly admit SARS-CoV-2 was a human-engineered pathogen that leaked from a lab in China. This is essentially the end of the road for the COVID narrative.

This is the death knell for the Globalists. Why? Because the broader public are now emboldened to ask more questions: Who made it? Who ‘leaked’ it? Why did the MSM/Tech lie? Why did the U.S. government censor anyone who suggested this over the last 3 years?

The Biden admin are already trying to get in front of it. NSA Jake Sullivan on the origin of SARS-CoV-2 today: ‘President Biden has directed, repeatedly, every element of our intelligence community to put effort and resources behind getting to the bottom of this question.’

Anyone with a pulse can tell you Jake Sullivan is lying through his teeth. Not only has the Biden admin NOT been pursuing the answers to SARS-CoV-2’s origins, the intelligence community conspired with Big Tech to censor the people who have been saying this for three … years.

Russia and China have been formally alleging that the virus was man-made by Western Oligarchs for over a year now. They have been calling for UN Security Council investigation into the US biological network in Ukraine. The West cried ‘disinformation’ …

The Biden admin are going to begin gaslighting their sheep that they have been looking for the origins of SARS-CoV-2 this entire time. When in reality, they brainwashed the planet and violated the Constitution to silence anyone who was actually looking for the origin.”

On the other side of this story, researchers have discovered COVID antibodies in blood collected and stored in European blood banks since September 2019, in the case of Italy,

and November 2019 in the case of France.

As noted by Stanford professor Jay Bhattacharya,

the implications of these findings are “enormous,” because this means the lockdowns were implemented several months after the virus had already started spreading across the globe. Lockdowns have only a tiny effect, if any, in the first place, and locking everyone down after a virus has been spreading for months is less than useless.

Yet no one in government or mainstream media covered these findings, which were published in November 2020 and February 2021 respectively. If they had, it would have been clear by the end of 2020 that lockdowns were futile from the start and had to end.

If the COVID pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that genetic engineering of viruses with pandemic potential is one of the greatest threats to humanity and must stop.

A research proposal to DARPA dating back to 2018 described plans to create a virus that sounds eerily similar, if not identical, to SARS-CoV-2,

and while the proposal was declined, there’s no reason why it couldn’t have been done through some other program.

COVID-19 has allegedly killed nearly 6.8 million people around the world and the entire global economy has been decimated. If the kind of genetic tinkering that produced SARS-CoV-2 is allowed to continue, it’s only a matter of time before some manmade virus starts wiping out targeted populations, as they will eventually find a way to target specific genetic traits.

The only policy that makes sense going forward is a complete ban on gain of function research, and severe punishment for violations. The industry clearly cannot regulate itself, and regulations on this kind of research always ends up creating loopholes.

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