Where Did All The Money Go? Ireland’s Ventilator Fiasco Reveals a Shocking Level of Incompetence in Public Spending

It’s not just Ireland either, a similar pattern of reckless spending has emerged from the UK, the US, and Canada.

It’s a shambles, no matter which direction you view it from. First up, why was the HSE in such a rush to buy up as many ventilators as possible from March to April 2020? RTÉ News reports on the Public Accounts Committee hearing held this week:

The HSE stopped ordering ventilators on 20 April 2020.

Mr. McCarthy (Comptroller and Auditor General) told the committee today on its resumed hearing into the controversy, that over a four-week period spanning March and April 2020, the HSE placed orders for a total of almost 3,500 ventilators at an agreed cost of €129 million.

He said this was almost twice the number of devices that the HSE had been sanctioned to purchase and was over ten times the number of additional ventilators that could be clinically used.

So the Health Service Executive orders double the amount of ventilators it was supposed to purchase, and most were not fit for purpose. It ponies up €81 million in advance to new suppliers that ‘had little or no experience in the supply of the devices’. It then ‘donates’ €6 million worth of dodgy machines to India which are now lumped with 365 ventilators they didn’t ask for and hopefully have the good sense to dump.  What is this mess? Can it get worse? Incredibly, it gets worse. The report continues:

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He (Seamus McCarthy, Comptroller and Auditor General) told the committee that subsequently, the HSE cancelled many of the orders that had been placed and received refunds of €50.5m.

“No benefit or value has been received by the HSE for expenditure totalling €30.5 million,” he said.

“At the time of reporting, the HSE was continuing to pursue refunds of €22.3 million and regarded €8.1 million as unrecoverable,” he added.

Surely it can’t get worse than this festering heap of incompetence?  And yet, somehow, it does.

The HSE has more than 100 ventilators bought from new suppliers during the early months of the Covid-19 pandemic, which are in storage and not suitable for clinical use, the committee heard.

Well, at least they’re being kept away from unsuspecting patients who don’t yet understand how deadly these machines are when used incorrectly as covered in previous Substack articles, especially when combined with midazolam, remdesivir, and morphine.  There’s always a silver lining but the scale of the ineptitude exposes a horrifying vista of malpractice and misconduct. Just when you think it couldn’t get any worse. It gets worse. The RTÉ News report finishes with this defecation of a line:

The C&AG said previously the HSE had write-offs of stocks of PPE and hand gel totalling almost €483m, due to unsuitability of purchased items, obsolescence or price fluctuations.

Hold on a minute – €483 million worth of useless hand gel and PPE gear? Who benefitted here? Something has gone seriously amiss. We know Covid was a gravy train for the corrupt and the venal but this is taking the mickey, pushing paddywhackery to absurd levels. Surely somebody needs to be doing time for this degree of chicanery. There are people up in court for not paying their TV licenses every day of the week. Margaret Buttimer went to jail for grocery shopping without a mask. Andy Heasman was locked up for wearing a mask on his head on a bus. Teacher Enoch Burke was slammed up in the Joy for daring to challenge the transgender agenda.

But this incompetence gets a bottom paragraph in a buried news report. Something is very wrong here. At the very least, the head of the HSE Bernard Gloster must step down immediately. What are we waiting for? Why hasn’t he resigned yet?

Strangely enough, it’s not just Ireland that has this farcical story about ventilators.

Donald Trump’s administration overpaid by up to $500 million on ventilators according to a Democrats report from July 31, 2020.

In a follow-up story, The Washington Post reported on January 29, 2021:

The Trump administration spent $200 million to send more than 8,700 ventilators to countries around the world last year, with no clear criteria for determining who should get them and no way to keep track of where many ended up, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

How about this one from The Guardian from September 30, 2020 on the UK situation?:

The government spent £569m buying 20,900 ventilators to keep people alive during the Covid-19 pandemic but lack of demand means NHS hospitals have used just a few of them.

All but 2,150 of the machines it bought are still being held in a Ministry of Defence warehouse in case they are needed in the coming second wave of the disease.

What’s going on here? How could they all be so incompetent? Is there more to the story than meets the eye?

The Canadian government also got it all wrong on its ventilator count. How could this be? This Politico report from June 16, 2022:

More than half of the 40,000 ventilators the Canadian government ordered early in the pandemic are now sitting unused in the federal emergency stockpile.

Just over 2,000 of the ventilators have been deployed, either in Canada or abroad. Ottawa is now working to cancel orders for ventilators that have yet to be delivered, but won’t say how much it has paid for the machines.

Something is not adding up here. They can’t all be so stupid. Unless it was part of the coordinated global plot to shuffle money about this way and that. Why did they suddenly no longer require all the ventilators? Was the death rate too high to continue?  We’re left with more questions than answers. One thing is clear, the magnitude of incompetence is off the charts. Once again no one seems to be accountable. All we get are stony-faced bureaucrats pushing paper around awkwardly and mumbling into microphones. It’s not good enough. If anything worthwhile can come from this, it’s the knowledge that ventilators are dangerous and kill when used improperly as Dr. Mike Yeadon correctly pointed out in a previous article.

As a society, we must hold those in public office to the highest standards or pay the price for letting them off the hook easily. The ventilator debacle is a telling tale of a country in the grip of a reckless and inept government that is squandering public money and putting the lives of its people in harm’s way. Follow the money. We’re trying but it’s leading us here, there, and everywhere. Too many questionable types got rich quick off the suffering of the nation and the money trail led to a quagmire of dodgy business deals, not just in Ireland but across the world.

Originally published on the author’s Substack

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Mostly Peaceful with Brian O’Shea: One Health, China’s Influence, and the “Pandemic Treaty”

 

One Health, at the core of the W.H.O. Proposed “Pandemic Treaty”, is already in place in most of the world. This is still a working draft, so this list, unfortunately, will grow.

To get an overview of just what “One Health” is, I have provided links to interviews, panels and discussions I and others have had regarding One Health, how it relates to the W.H.O.’s grab for power, and/or how it relates to the Chinese Communist Parties Grand Strategy of essentially dominating the world by 2049 (on this last point many agree, but an equal amount disagree…I remain open minded). These interviews may be helpful in getting you familiar with One Health. I will post more as I update this document (many of these are my appearances or work since I have been looking at “One Health” since July of 2021 which I stumbled across it while researching Eco Health Alliance’s Peter Daszak, but I have also included a piece by Dr. Joseph Mercola that gives a fine overview of One Health and its dangers, a piece by my friend who writes on a blog called “Political Moonshine”, Jason Powers, two recorded conversations from Twitter Spaces on which I and others were invited as speakers, with Dr. Kat Lindley and Noor Bin Ladin (host and co-host, respectively) and a link to the WHO’s “One Health” main page for your reference:

Note of thanks to Dr. Henry Ealy, the first person to interview me regarding One Health (everyone else thought this “One Health” thing sounded preposterous prior to 2023) & also the incredible leader of a team pushing for a Grand Jury Investigation against senior HHS, CDC, and FDA officials (a team which I am a proud member of). To Noor Bin Ladin and Dr Kat Lindley for inviting me onto their Twitter Spaces and for keeping the awareness of the WHO Pandemic Treaty in the public eye, and more. Also to Frank Gaffney and Reggie Littlejohn who heard what I had to say and invited me onto there incredible panel to discuss my views on the nature of One Health. And finally thanks to my awesome and beautiful wife, Dr. Naomi Wolf, who supports my ideas, hypotheses, and theories no matter where they take us. And last but not least, to all of you reading this. Whether you agree or not, you are curious and questioning the narrative, whatever that is, and as long as we all always do that, our country will thrive and be free forever. (Please make sure you come back for updates as I am starting these postings here, but the main story is yet to be told. Please also share, subscribe and support my work if you can with a paid subscription (I do this on my own time and dime, so every little bit helps, but only if you can), or with a free subscription (these are tough times, I get it and I am there too), and by sharing my substack with as many as you can. Make sure you are having these conversations not only online, but in your favorite coffee spot, on the phone with family and friends, and with anyone who will listen (and those who don’t want to). We only lose when we shut up…so be loud, be annoying, be persistent, and Investigate Everything.

How to use this Appendix:

I recommend picking one of the organizations below that is near you geographically and start dissecting everything on their site and connecting their personnel, investors, and linked entities to subjects like Covid-19 Lockdowns, Covid-related policies that restricted civil liberties, and CCP connections. I am happy to read and share your well-sourced articles should you produce them and after I have had a chance to review them.

BEGIN APPENDIX

ONE HEALTH AROUND THE WORLD

(Filed under #WhereIsOneHealth)

Government / Intergovernmental Organizations and Agencies Implementing One Health

(as of March 28, 2023)

(Source: https://www.onehealthcommission.org/en/resources services/whos_who_in_one_health government_organizations/)

Non-Profit (NGO) &/or Coalition Organizations Working for One Health.

(as of March 28, 2023)

Academic Institutions, Organizations, Groups, Labs Identified Globally as Actively Working to Further One Health.

(as of March 28, 2023)

(Source: https://www.onehealthcommission.org/en/resources__services/whos_who_in_one_health/academic_organizations/)

For-Profit / Corporate Organizations, Groups, Labs identified around the world as actively working for One Health.

(as of March 28, 2023)

(Source: https://www.onehealthcommission.org/en/resources__services/whos_who_in_one_health/private_forprofit_corporations/)

·        Aequor, Inc

·        Boeringher Ingleheim Animal Health

·        Ceva Animal Health

·        Colombia-Wisconsin One Health Consortium

·        Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI), LLC

·        Elanco

·        Environmental Genomics, Inc. (EGI)

·        Galaxy Diagnostics, Inc.

·        ICF International, Inc

·        Idaho One Health Network (IOHN)

·        LSM Laboratory

·        MediLab Secure One Health Network for Prevention of Vector-Borne Diseases

·        Merck Manuals (Merck & Co., Inc. / Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC)

·        Odyssey Conservation Trust (OCT)

·        One Health Company (FidoCure)

·        One Health Group (.com)

·        One Life Epi Solutions (Mission-Centric Social Enterprise)

·        Ravenswood Media

·        SAFOSO

·        SPADE Solutions Limited

·        US Biologic

·        Veterinary World Publishing – International Journal of One Health

·        Zoetis

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Leathers v. United States Litigation Update: The Ad Council Joins Pfizer in Seeking Dismissal of the Complaint–Attacks on Plaintiffs’ Counsel

The Ad Council and Pfizer have teamed up to attack the lawsuit by personally assaulting the professional ability and qualifications of Plaintiffs’ counsel. This is a tactic that has been used on many occasions by the defendants in this litigation against opponents of the Biden Administration’s Universal COVID-19 “Vaccination Policy” –attack the messenger to discredit the message. They attempt to cast Plaintiffs’ counsel in the class of pro se (non-lawyer) litigants by complaining that the Complaint is too long and detailed and has too many footnotes (sources for scientific facts pleaded) for them to understand the basis for their personal liability. In Pfizer’s and the Ad Council’s latest filings, they attempt to attack the Complaint by also attacking Plaintiffs’ Response in Opposition to Pfizer’s Motion to Dismiss. I have argued they mischaracterize this counsel’s arguments–intentionally or through an obvious misreading of our Response–to manufacture evidence of professional incompetence that does not exist. Their obvious strategy here is to characterize Plaintiffs’ counsel as a crackpot lawyer and, in that way, discredit the Complaint.
You will find Pfizer’s and the Ad Council’s latest filings (Pfizer’s Reply to our Response in Opposition to its Motion to Dismiss, the Ad Council’s Notice of Joinder in Pfizer’s Motion to Dismiss and Notice of Joinder in Pfizer’s Reply) and our Response in Opposition to the Ad Council’s Notice of Joinder in Pfizer’s arguments reproduced below. I encourage you to read the documents and make up your own mind.

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Dr. Peter McCullough on LeBron James Son’s Cardiac Arrest and the Potential Role of Spike Protein

The world was shocked this week, when Bronny James, the son of NBA superstar LeBron James, suffered a cardiac arrest during a basketball workout at the University of Southern California. The 18-year-old basketball prodigy is out of ICU and said to be in stable condition.

 

The cardiac arrest incident with James is just the latest in a slew of cardiac incidents that have hit young athletes, raising questions about the role of the COVID-19 vaccine and spike protein in these incidents.

 

Dr. Peter McCullough is not only America’s leading cardiologist but he is also our nation’s leading COVID-19 expert and one of the most outspoken critics of the risks of the experimental COVID-19 vaccines.

 

Now Dr. McCullough is speaking out after the latest incident involving Bronny James.

McCullough writes,

 

We are seeing a wide range of vaccine-associated collapses among on-screen reporters, athletes, and many others that can be caused by POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) which has a benign prognosis all the way to myocarditis and ventricular tachycardia/fibrillation which can be fatal.  Details regarding the COVID-19 vaccine taken, when the doses were administered, the initial cardiac rhythm at the time of collapse followed by cardiac testing including ECG, blood tests, and MRI are all needed to ascertain the prognosis. 

 

McCullough further points out:

 

Bronny James’ 18-year-old USC teammate Vince Iwuchukwu collapsed on the court during a summer 2022 workout at the Galen Center.  USC, who mandated COVID-19 vaccines for students, had training staff rush to shock his heart into normal rhythm and he later received an ICD and returned to playing.

 

Now Bronny James himself, who attended Sierra Canyon high school where strict COVID-vaccine mandates were enforced, was reported to have a cardiac arrest and prompt recovery. LeBron James himself indicated that he and his family after doing their research were fully COVID-19 vaccinated. This was about three months after the US FDA put out myocarditis warnings on mRNA vaccines.

 

In reviewing data from South Korea and other countries, regarding rates of myocarditis in vaccinated individuals earlier this year, McCullough made it clear what an absolute disaster the COVID-19 vaccine protocols were:

 

COVID-19 vaccines should have never been administered to young persons without risks of serious respiratory illness. These outcomes confirm COVID-19 vaccine-induced myocarditis is leading to death among young persons who unfortunately took one or more injection. Research on myocarditis risk stratification and mitigation is urgently needed.

 

The good news is that there is something that you can do to protect yourself and your family from the side effects of the COVID-19 shots:

 

From Dr. McCullough:

 

“Far and away the most common question I get from those who took one of the COVID-19 vaccines is: “How do I get this out of my body?” The mRNA and adenoviral DNA products were rolled out with no idea on how or when the body would ever breakdown the genetic code. The synthetic mRNA carried on lipid nanoparticles appears to be resistant to breakdown by human ribonucleases by design so the product would be long-lasting and produce the protein product of interest for a considerable time period… it is a big problem when the protein is the pathogenic SARS-CoV-2 Spike.” 

 

 According to McCullough, the best-known defense against spike protein is a daily dose of over-the-counter nattokinase:  

 

“Nattokinase is an enzyme is produced by fermenting soybeans with bacteria Bacillus subtilis var. natto and has been available as an oral supplement. It degrades fibrinogen, factor VII, cytokines, and factor VIII and has been studied for its cardiovascular benefits. Out of all the available therapies I have used in my practice and among all the proposed detoxification agents, I believe nattokinase and related peptides hold the greatest promise for patients at this time.”  

 

If you or someone you love would like to try nattokinase, The Wellness Company’s “Spike Support Formula” contains nattokinase plus other extracts and is designed by Dr. Peter McCullough and his team.

   

Here is Dr. McCullough discussing how nattokinase works in attacking the dangerous spike protein:

 

 

Protect yourself and your family by taking the Spike Support Formula every single day!

 

Here is what people are saying about The Wellness Company’s Spike Support Formula: 

  

“I lost my sense of smell and had other mild sensory problems after being sick in mid-2022. On top of that, I was also worried about shedding from family members as well as coming down with additional variants. I saw Dr. McCullough talk about the product and decided to give it a try. A month and a half later, I feel sooo much better. I also have recommended the product to family members to help them detox from the painful side effects of the vaccine. Would recommend this to everyone in our post-pandemic world. There’s zero downsides in giving it a try.”

 

“I have suffered from long Covid for over a year. I’ve been taking this for product for 30 days. I feel so much better. Wished I had found this earlier. Just received my 2nd order.”

 

“Evidently my hub and I both had COVID sometime in the last few years, but didn’t know it. We are both in our mid-sixties. Lately, we’d had zero energy, GI issues, and most recently for myself, heart fluttering. We’ve been taking Spike Support now for only about 10 days, and the change is REMARKABLE. I credit Spike Support completely because I can tell when my next dose is due. The components are all tremendous in so many ways, and it’s sure nice to feel great every day again. THANK YOU TWC, for giving us our lives back! And thank YOU, Dr. McCullough, for standing up and speaking out, and starting this recovery for so many folks!”

 

According to the Wellness Company, purchasing all the components of the Spike Support Formula would be over $100 – you can save 36% with the unique formulation in The Wellness Company’s Spike Support Formula.

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Reference:

https://petermcculloughmd.substack.com/p/dr-mcculloughs-statement-on-collapse

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America: Not Getting our Money’s Worth

Nanny state taxes for Laissez-faire services

American political debate within the phony Left-Right parameters usually boils down to one of “big government” vs. “small government.” At least that’s what they tell us. In actuality, the last vestiges of a smaller central government were seen during the Calvin Coolidge administration. Since that time, the federal government has kept expanding.

With each new agency established within the federal government, we drifted a bit farther away from the Founding Fathers’ original intentions. Starting with FDR’s “New Deal,” the central government became an increasingly unconstitutional monstrosity. A faceless bureaucracy that everyone laughs at, but no one wants to change. Anyone who has tried to contact any government agency within the last ten years or so, understands just how necessary those agencies are.

There was a tremendous blowback against “big gubmint” during the two terms of Ronald Reagan. Like Donald Trump, however, Reagan’s record was far, far different from his rhetoric. Not a single sub-agency was eliminated by the Reagan administration. The great “tax cutter” in actuality only dramatically cut the highest rates, for the richest Americans, while raising everyone else’s taxes. Social Security taxes, which disproportionately impact blue-collar workers, were raised three times by Reagan, and set in motion the transfer of nearly $3 trillion from Social Security into the general fund. And under Reagan, Social Security benefits became taxable. Talk about a double tax! But no one does talk about this.

No “conservative”- not Reagan, or Bush, or Trump- seriously even considered eliminating one of our countless worthless, unconstitutional government agencies. Instead, Ayn Rand- inspired “new” Republicans like Paul Ryan emphasize scaling back or getting rid of “entitlements,” like Social Security and Medicare. The average worker pays over $3000 a year into the Social Security fund. That would amount to about $135,000 during the course of a working career. The average monthly Social Security payment is, according to the source, anywhere from $1300 to $1500 monthly. That’s at best $18,000 annually. While this is above the federal poverty level in most states, it’s pretty pathetic.

While “conservatives” whisper in private about getting rid of these “entitlements,” the new “liberals” say nothing about the wildly regressive Social Security system. Only the first $127,000 of income is subject to Social Security taxes. They also don’t talk about means testing. Ross Perot trotted out voluntary means testing for billionaires like him back in 1992, and was shouted down. Why are Bill Gates and his ilk paying the same amount of Social Security tax as someone making $127,000? Why should those top One Percenters get any Social Security at all?

The average “Woke” Leftist criticizes Social Security as much as they criticize the horrendous Medicare system, which every worker also pays into for decades. I don’t hear Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, or anyone in the Biden administration talking about these programs, which are gigantic rip offs for the working class. You don’t have to be a math major to factor in all those unmarried, childless workers who die before they retire, and thus leave uncollected whatever they paid into the system. Or who die a few years into retirement. Or married workers whose spouses died before them. Or those whose debilitating medical expenses, even with the “best” plans, counteract whatever government is reimbursing them. However you look at it, as many people lose under this system as “win.” And those who win aren’t exactly winning bigly.

Social Security and Medicare epitomize what has become our system; a taxation rate that could fund a socialist nanny state, with returns meager enough to warm the heart of Ebenezer Scrooge himself. It is, in fact, difficult to figure out just what Americans are paying for with their tax dollars. The last I checked, Tax Freedom Day was at the end of April. That means workers toil for nearly four months to make enough just to pay the cornucopia of taxes everyone is saddled with. It certainly isn’t representation, one of the rallying cries of the Revolution. Taxation without representation has long been a reality for all but the wealthiest Americans.

We’ve discussed Social Security and Medicare. Diminishing returns for most, at best. And I didn’t even mention Medicaid, which only the destitute qualify for. What else does our taxes cover? Roads, bridges and other infrastructure? It’s hard even typing that with a straight face. Our Third World infrastructure hasn’t been significantly touched since the Eisenhower years. Police? Another laugher. The Supreme Court ruled in the 1980s that police aren’t obligated to protect the public. So there. They don’t hesitate to harass and brutalize, however. As the conspiracy crowd likes to say, never, ever call the police.

Fire departments? Well, they could come in handy, but how many fires have you even seen in your lifetime? They are a very well-paid crowd, who spend much of their time fraternizing in their firehouses. And their lucrative pensions, like those of their law enforcement brethren, threaten to bankrupt many cities. Animal control? Recently, we had a nasty-looking snake slither onto our screened-in porch. They told me they’d come if it came inside our house. Social Services? They have broken more families than they’ve helped, and the evidence shows they may very well be used as a conduit for child sex trafficking.

Public schools? Well, I guess if you like critical race theory and transgender story hour. Most teachers, principals, and school board members are uncaring bureaucrats at best, and corrupt stooges at worst. Read my book Bullyocracy: How the Social Hierarchy Enables Bullies to Rule Schools, Workplaces, and Society at Large for endless examples. And why should those without children pay taxes for education at all? We don’t assess personal property taxes on those who don’t own property.

Speaking of personal property taxes, what exactly are they for? We’re told they pay for our schools, among other things. Well, we see how our schools are engaging in the most heinous indoctrination of children, while leaving them largely illiterate. And why should we be taxed yearly on the same house, or the same car? For a while, there was a movement among conservatives to abolish property taxes, but it seems to have gone the way of term limits.

Exactly what do the people at the Department of Energy do, other than to suppress alternative energy technology? We’re still beholden to gas and oil. Why do they even exist? How about FEMA? What do they do between “emergencies?” For that matter, what do they do during emergencies? We saw just how valuable they were during Katrina, and they have been invisible during this dastardly pandemic. If the past year hasn’t qualified as an emergency, what would?

There are so many agencies that serve no purpose whatsoever, except to drain tax dollars from working Americans. I know from personal experience with a loved one that the Americans with Disabilities Act, whatever it cost, was and is a total waste. They aren’t an independent agency, and they don’t really help anyone. Instead, to try for services you’ll never get, you are routed from one ineffective agency (Legal Services, EEOC, etc.) to another by indistinguishable and rude, well paid government workers.

What does the Department of Labor do nowadays? Big labor died as a political force with NAFTA and the other horrific trade deals. The only effective unions left are those representing those stellar government employees. Do you hear any supposedly far Left Democrats bemoaning the lowered wages and lost benefits of the working class? Certainly “Labor” doesn’t. Is their reluctance to speak on the subject due to the fact that the single biggest reason for those decreased wages and disappearing benefits is the explosion of immigrants into the workforce, including foreign Visa workers? And we pay Immigration and Customs Enforcement for….what? To control the border, and monitor immigration status?

How about our military? Surely, with the most powerful national defense any nation has ever possessed, at least we’re safe, right? Well, except for that pesky southern border, which remained wide open even at the height of the “pandemic.” Nothing must be permitted to stop the influx of all that cheap labor. We have troops still stationed in countries from our post WWII occupation days. There isn’t a single example of our military serving a purpose that benefits taxpayers, anywhere in the world. But conservatives sure love to salute that flag and say “thank you for your service.”

The CIA, NSA and other intelligence agencies, all of them totally unconstitutional, continue to have secret budgets. So we not only don’t know much of what they actually do, but aren’t even allowed to see the bill for their “services.” We do know the NSA was spying on all Americans, which resulted not in any reforms or punishment of the NSA, but the exile of the whistleblower, Edward Snowden, who revealed it. The CIA’s long history of foreign (and perhaps domestic) assassinations, psyop proposals like Operation Northwoods, election interference, distribution of LSD, among other things, make it quite clear they aren’t providing anything positive, either.

The FBI has recently been in the news, as Tucker Carlson and some others on the Right are finally exposing what they’ve been doing for decades. I went into their history of infiltration of “extremist” groups from the Black Panthers to the KKK in Hidden History. They unquestionably create more crime and more “criminals” every day than they stop. The narc culture has lured many an unsuspecting dupe, from nonviolent pot users to solicitors of prostitutes, and sent them away for long terms in our wildly overcrowded prisons.

Speaking of which, those prisons are full of unknown numbers of innocent people, as DNA evidence alone has shown over the past few decades. If you’ve ever dealt with the legal system to any degree, you know just how much money the judges and prosecutors are worth. There is little hope of justice for any common person in our courts. All those frame ups, wrongful convictions, and unjust prison sentences are paid for by your tax dollars. And again, hear anyone on the Left protesting this, even though a disproportionate number of prisoners are Blacks?

What specifically does the Department of Health do? Other than suppressing natural remedies and wholistic medical treatment? Americans are less healthy than ever, thanks to our increasingly obese population. I guess I can’t really blame the government for that. The Department of Agriculture has overseen absurd amounts of corporate welfare to wealthy non-farmers, as I detailed in Survival of the Richest, for a very long time. They’re still paying farmers not to grow, and destroying crops when so many are in need. Huey Long ranted about this back in the 1930s.

I’ve probably left something out, but you get the picture. The American brand of “socialism” is far different than what is found in European countries. Cynthia McKinney posted on social media a while back that she hadn’t encountered a single pothole while driving across France. I don’t think there are very many blocks in this country without potholes. France gives mothers and fathers lengthy paid leave after births, so does Canada. France even sends someone to deliver diapers and help out with other tasks. I’m not saying I advocate that, but it is indicative of the kinds of services actual socialist governments do provide.

You aren’t likely to hear anyone on the Left or the Right talk about these things. The Right is enamored with the unconstitutional Homeland Security Department, created in the wake of the 9/11 psyop. No one talks about abolishing it, or the odious Patriot Act that accompanied it. Where is the Left here? The only way they’d speak out against Homeland Security is if some “marginalized group” complained about being discriminated against by those who run it.

We have the worst of both worlds. A bloated, nightmarish federal leviathan that is so confusing and user-unfriendly that a guy named Matthew Lesko built a career out of selling books that purport to reveal all the hidden benefits that can be accessed. Now, I have no idea if these are real benefits, or how many of Lesko’s readers have received anything really valuable from any government agency. But the fact someone can write a book like that, because the system is so big and nontransparent, tells us all that we need to know.

On the other hand, while we pay basically four months worth of our yearly salary in various taxes, we get nearly nothing back in exchange. The poor and working class, and what’s left of the middle class, are basically donating their money to a black hole. And they don’t get a tax write-off for what is for all intents and purposes an involuntary charitable contribution. Crumbling infrastructure. Police that harass more often than help. Government representatives that are unpleasant to interact with.

Instead of public works projects that could provide young people with important and decently paid jobs, we get more toll roads. Instead of actually upgrading our woefully outdated power grids, we buy transformers for them from China, who could theoretically hack into and shut them down. Instead of a top-level healthcare plan that covers all costs for the elderly- who need them more than any other demographic- we give them a needlessly complex and subpar Medicare plan, after they paid into it their entire working lives. And charge them a monthly payment on top of that.

True populism recognizes that there are no good solutions offered by what Huey Long called “the twin towers of disaster”- the Democrats and Republicans. Either a very limited, Libertarian-style system or a European brand of socialism would work much better than the current American mess. However you measure it, American taxpayers are not getting their money’s worth. You want reparations? How about huge refunds to every citizen, for the decades worth of wasteful and fraudulent use of our forced contributions?

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RFK Jr. and the Kennedy Legacy: Mockingbird Lies and Distortions

Originally published on “I Protest” by Donald Jeffries

I’ve described the impact that the JFK assassination had on me, as a seven-year-old child. My Catholic family was in mourning, as reruns of Superman, Popeye, The Little Rascals and the Three Stooges were preempted for the nonstop coverage of Kennedy lying in state and then the funeral, with a riderless horse leading the procession.

There was a somber mood over the country, and within my family’s small brick rambler. Like most Catholics, my parents were enthralled with the handsome and well-spoken John F. Kennedy, the youngest president ever elected, and the first one who shared our religion. I was as impressionable as any other kid that age, so I was enthralled with him, too. He was the first president I remember, and that dignified and articulate persona set the template for what I imagined the leader of our country was supposed to be like. Going from that to the crude and bumbling Lyndon Johnson was a culture shock that I think contributed to a national loss of confidence.

We were driving home from Sunday mass when we heard on the radio that suspected assassin Lee Harvey Oswald had been shot. Even as a barely intellectually formed second grader, I realized that Jack Ruby must have shot Oswald to stop him from talking. I actually remember pontificating about this to adult relatives at the next big family gathering. No one corrected me. My father, and every other family member who discussed the subject, never accepted the official explanation for a minute. My father hated Johnson as much as he loved Kennedy, so the vice president was his chief suspect. He used to say that, during the Kennedy inaugural, Sam Rayburn told his pal LBJ, “It should have been the other way around,” in other words, that JFK had been vice president.

Now that little anecdote about Rayburn is in none of the Kennedy books. At least the ones I’ve read, and I’ve read a whole bunch of them. My father used to claim dubious knowledge about many things, but as a small child you just accept it as true. At any rate, I never once thought of Lee Harvey Oswald as the assassin of JFK. My interest in the Kennedys was reignited with a passion when JFK’s brother Bobby ran for president in 1968. I followed all the primaries, and first learned the nuances of our political process as an eleven year old. I had to go to bed on the night of the California primary, but still remember shouting out, “Dad, did Bobby Kennedy win the primary” as soon as I woke up in the morning. “Yes, but he was shot,” my father replied.

We watched coverage of the shooting at school. You knew it was serious when they wheeled in a television set to every classroom. The only other time I remember them doing that was for a World Series game the previous year. Some kids were joking about RFK being shot; clearly they didn’t like him. Well, obviously, their families didn’t like him. Surely they weren’t as sophisticated as I was already, keeping score of the delegate count. There were rumors that some students, perhaps even teachers, had cheered in Texas, when news of JFK being shot was reported. I realized even then just how much emotion this family stirred up in people.

I recall hearing Frank Mankiewicz announcing that Bobby Kennedy had died, as I was playing by myself in our unfinished basement. I don’t think I cried when JFK died, but I certainly did cry for RFK. I watched the coverage of another Kennedy death on television. Andy Williams, one of RFK’s countless celebrity friends, singing a heartfelt rendition of Battle Hymn of the Republic. The moving eulogy delivered by the sole remaining brother, Senator Edward Kennedy. “Some men see things as they are and say why. I dream things that never were, and say why not?” Teddy’s greatest speech. Then the long train procession, with the Little League players standing with their caps across their chests. People of all kinds weeping and waving sadly.

For some reason, my father didn’t like RFK very much, but after watching that train procession, he declared that there was no doubt that he would have been elected president. I didn’t pay much attention to the political race in 1972. My father liked Ed Muskie, so I did. But then he was caught crying over some of Nixon’s supposed dirty tricks, and that was that. Things worked like that in America 1.0. There was always the hope that Teddy Kennedy would run, but he always declined, citing his family. I was rooting for him, because he was a Kennedy. Even after Chappaquiddick.

By 1975, I’d started on the path that has led me down so many rabbit holes. My mother bought me a copy of the new book They’ve Killed the President! by Robert Sam Anson, and then Rush to Judgment by Mark Lane. I subsequently joined Lane’s Citizens Committee of Inquiry, where I headed the local Falls Church, Virginia chapter. We watched the Zapruder film a lot. I remember a group of us viewing it for the first time in someone’s attic. I organized a “Who Killed JFK?” presentation at my county’s central library. It was cancelled by a freakish April snow storm. When we rescheduled, it was Lane’s top aide Joe Secchio, not him, who spoke. I don’t know what happened to Secchio (not even sure of the spelling). I’ve tried to look him up without success.

We also lobbied Congress. Or tried to. No member of Congress was going to talk to some long haired teenager spouting off about the government killing Kennedy. We saw a few aides, who were predictably dismissive. Local media had no interest. I was beginning to understand that these reporters weren’t crusaders for truth, but shills for the state. We were lobbying for a congressional investigation, and the HSCA did eventually form. But it was a gigantic disappointment. I grew very disillusioned with the subject, although I continued to read new information, like David Lifton’s best seller Best Evidence. I also subscribed to Penn Jones’ The Continuing Inquiry.

Hatred of the Kennedys goes back to old Joe Kennedy, the patriarch of this huge clan. He had all the right enemies; FDR, Churchill, Truman, etc. Old Joe had been an opponent of WWI, and he joined the America First movement to oppose our entrance into WWII as well. Joe had presidential aspirations himself, and there were rumors he was going to challenge FDR in 1940. But after a mysterious closed door meeting with FDR, Joe suddenly announced he was supporting our second worst president once again. We’ll never know what was really discussed behind those closed doors. Old Joe thus began to channel his presidential aspirations into his eldest son.

By the time I wrote Hidden History: An Expose of Modern Crimes, Conspiracies, and Cover-Ups in American Politics, I was able to assess the history of the Kennedys in what I hope was a reasonable manner. I compiled the Kennedy Body Count for the book, and it is impressive. Unlike the Clinton Body Count, Bush Body Count, etc., the bodies associated with the Kennedys were Kennedys, not their enemies or whistleblowers who were a threat to them. I started with Joseph Kennedy, Jr., the star of the family, apple of his father’s eye, and the man who would unquestionably have been the first Catholic president, instead of his younger brother Jack.

Joe, Jr. died in a suspicious plane crash near the end of WWII. It seemed to be a nonsensical mission, since the Nazis had long abandoned the site. I go into some of the questionable details in the book, and will have more about it in the upcoming Hidden History: American Memory Hole. Old Joe never recovered from Joe, Jr’s, death, and nearly got into a fight with Harry Truman in the White House after calling FDR “that crippled son of a bitch” and blaming him for his son’s death. They say he would walk the beach alone and stare out into the water. To the end of his life, if Joe Jr.’s name was mentioned, the old man would burst into tears.

But it wasn’t enough that Old Joe lost his eldest son in a plane crash. He lost his eldest daughter, Kathleen “Kick,” in a separate plane crash. Think of the odds of that. RFK, Jr. was the first to reveal the fact that his grandfather served on a commission during the 1950s, which scrutinized the out-of-control CIA. Old Joe Kennedy was the most outspoken member, and recommended scaling back their powers considerably, limiting them exclusively to foreign intelligence gathering. One can imagine how even more unpopular this made Kennedy in the corridors of power. As RFK, Jr. has pointed out, the Agency hated the Kennedys before JFK attained the White House.

President Kennedy fired Allen Dulles, Charles Cabell, and Richard Bissell, the top three officials in the CIA, after the disastrous Bay of Pigs. He also threatened to smash the CIA into a “thousand pieces” behind the scenes. As we all know, he was assassinated on November 22, 1963. RFK was shot on June 5, 1968, and died a day later. So Old Joe Kennedy had endured the loss of four of his children by unnatural means. Actually, three of his children were in separate plane crashes. Teddy survived his in 1964. The old man unfortunately suffered a stroke early in JFK’s presidency, making him a prisoner in his own body for the remainder of his life.

I am one of the few researchers to delve into what really happened on Chappaquiddick Island on July 19, 1969. You can find the details in Hidden History, and more in the next volume of what is becoming a series. But suffice to say that I think Chappaquiddick was Teddy’s political assassination, in terms of his possibility of ever being president. I don’t think he was in the car when it went off the bridge. When Teddy inexplicably decided to challenge Jimmy Carter in 1980, the time had passed. It was an anticlimactic event. The media performed as expected, suddenly drudging up Chappaquiddick, a subject they had studiously avoided.

Teddy felt the impact of the “new normal” in terms of mainstream coverage of the Kennedys. The emergence of Judith Campbell Exner onto the stage, conveniently at a moment when interest in the JFK assassination was at a peak, and polls showed very few Americans trusted the official story, shattered the Camelot myth. Exner was entirely un-credible- I go over the truth about her in Hidden History. She didn’t “prove” anything. But the same kept press that refused to listen to teenagers like me, regarding the massive evidence for conspiracy in the JFK assassination, accepted her ludicrous tales without any skepticism.

Wearing her ridiculous oversized sunglasses, Exner wove a tale whereby JFK, the only president who attempted to do anything to reign in the Mafia, had actually been co-opted by them. Kennedy was a reckless womanizer, cheating not only with Marilyn Monroe and most other big-name actresses of the day, but also bedding gangster molls. All while his aggressive younger brother, Attorney General was rounding up mobsters and flying them out of the country. The new depiction of JFK was one of a serial adulterer, who also somehow was always deadly sick as well. Too sick to have been allowed to be president. A dying, sickly sexual stud. The same media never complained about FDR, who hid his paralysis from the public.

And so the hounds were released on the Kennedys. They were invariably described as “reckless.” They had a death wish, including JFK, who presumably wanted to be assassinated. And wouldn’t have had anyone do it but good old Lee Harvey Oswald. It’s a lone assassin thing, you wouldn’t understand. Every other high-profile Democratic Party politician of the past several decades gets treated with kid gloves by the court historians. I tabulated some of FDR’s Body Count in Crimes and Cover-Ups in American Politics: 1776-1963. I’ll have more of his high crimes in the upcoming book. They seem cool with Truman dropping the bomb. And LBJ gets much better press than JFK. His Body Count may very well include his own sister.

Until RFK, Jr., I think I was the only one writing and talking about the lies smearing the Kennedys, going back to old Joe. There is no evidence that he was a “bootlegger.” He was an exemplary father, and was trying to help his “slow” daughter Rosemary with what he was told was a new, miracle medical procedure, something only available to those of his wealth, which would “cure” her. What rich father wouldn’t have tried to make his daughter “normal?” Another routinely accepted myth is that Old Joe called in some “favors” with the Mafia to steal Illinois (and the 1960 election) from Nixon. You know how much they hate the Kennedys, when they’re painting one of their favorite villains, Tricky Dick, as the victim here.

Without exception, all of these scurrilous allegations against the Kennedys, going back to the “moonshine” nonsense of the family patriarch, come from either CIA or Mafia sources. Both of which, of course, had good reason to hate the family. No one else had ever talked about abolishing the CIA, as President Kennedy was doing in private, and no one has since. The Kennedys were the last politicians to go after organized crime. Yet, thanks to a monstrous disinformation campaign, most of the muddled public believes they were affiliated with the mob themselves. Didn’t JFK party with Frank Sinatra?

In Hidden History, I quoted all the counterculture figures who hated the Kennedys. Today’s Left really despises them, and lies about their legacy. Not just their deaths, which are attributed to lone nuts. Who had to kill them, what with them being so reckless and all. Noam Chomsky thinks JFK’s assassination was historically irrelevant. To hell with National Security Action Memorandum 263, which detailed JFK’s withdrawal plans from Vietnam. He would have done the same thing that LBJ did. Chris Hedges, whom my friend John Barbour has compared me to, has a similar conventional, negative view of the Kennedys. Nobody seems to like them now.

With all due modesty, I conducted the first in depth investigation of the death of JFK, Jr., in Hidden History. And again, I’ll have much more in the upcoming book. JFK, Jr. was assassinated. Period. He wasn’t “reckless.” The weather was fine. I describe the reactions to his death in Hidden History. They were shameful. No more romantic, Camelot stuff for this gang. If they keep dying unnaturally, it’s because they have a death wish. They’re perpetually reckless. They pretty much deserve what they get. They should all be banned from public office. The last thing we need is another Kennedy in the White House.

Which brings us to Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. It’s hard to imagine a more attractive candidate. Like his father and his uncle, RFK, Jr. is shockingly well-read, a real student of history. He is an intellectual giant compared to all of the other candidates. His lone drawback is his voice, but thanks to recent surgery, that seems to be better as well. He is the kind of action oriented guy that used to describe the Kennedys, before they all became reckless, womanizing, mobster fanboys. RFK, Jr. has been in the center of the action all his life, overcoming a heroin addiction to become a noted environmental lawyer who served 30 days in a Puerto Rican prison for his beliefs.

I never dreamed that I’d hear any politician, let alone a member of the Kennedy family, talk openly about the government killing JFK and RFK. RFK, Jr. is well versed on these cases, having obviously taken the time to research them, instead of just regurgitating the inane talking points of the court historians and the state controlled media. Jacqueline Kennedy set the tone for the entire family, during the funeral which she wanted to rival Lincoln’s. Her policy was basically “don’t ask, don’t tell.” The subject simply wasn’t raised with her. Her daughter, Caroline carried this to truly extreme lengths. She still looks offended if anyone mentions the assassination which took place sixty years ago.

Her brother was an entirely different matter. As I discovered, in private he was renowned for reading the same books I did, and openly talking about the conspiracy to kill his father. His high school girlfriend felt he was on a “quest” to expose the truth about the assassination. This may have led to the fracturing of his relationship with Caroline, as was hinted at in RFK, Jr.’s diaries, which were leaked to The New York Post by his second wife shortly before she was found hanged in a barn, and published the following year, in 2013. Until RFK, Jr. began speaking out publicly about the assassinations, John Jr. was the only family member who seemed interested.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is heir to an unprecedented historical legacy. He has had to endure not only the murder of his father and alleged suicide of his wife, but the unnatural deaths of two of his brothers. David Kennedy was very close to his father and never got over his death. His overdose was considered suspicious, at least by The Continuing Inquiry. Did Michael Kennedy actually die while playing football on a ski slope? Well, the Kennedys are reckless. Certainly sounds like them. It was an historically reckless week on the ski slopes, from December 1997 to January 5, 1998. Former rock star turned congressman Sonny Bono died only days after Kennedy. He also ran into a tree, after asking lots of questions about Waco and other Clinton scandals. Just a fluky week for rich people on their skis.

When Old Joe entrusted his daughter’s life to the Medical Industrial Complex, they failed him miserably. And he, not they, shouldered the blame. Good people actually think he meant to turn his adult daughter into a figurative toddler. Now, his grandson runs for president, as the first politician I know of who is taking on a far more corrupt Medical Industrial Complex. RFK, Jr. also has to contend with pretty much his entire family opposing his candidacy. I don’t know, has that ever happened before- a high-profile politician’s close family members openly speaking out against him? At least his actress wife is standing behind him, but it’s not certain she agrees with him.

I’ve been watching RFK, Jr.’s speeches and interviews. He is magnificently well-informed. He has written several books, and would be the most literate president since his uncle. He has been attacked viciously throughout our “free” and “competitive” press. He now is saddled with the moniker “anti-vaxxer” in the same vein as David Koresh wore the “cult leader” descriptor, and Manuel Noriega was “Panamanian Strongman.” Kennedy isn’t “against vaccines.” But he is asking a lot of the right questions. Questions no one else in public life is asking. And then there’s the fact that he looks like the most muscular 69-year-old in history. Shouldn’t that count for something? At the very least, it’s inspirational.

RFK, Jr. recently gave a wonderful speech extolling the 60th anniversary of President Kennedy’s “Peace” speech at American University. That was probably the most remarkable speech ever given by an American president. Bobby, Jr. seems to be in favor of peace as well. Which is a controversial position to take today, in America 2.0. His own party, the Democrats, certainly seem to resent the very word “peace.” They want war with Russia- the same Russia that JFK attempted to humanize in his speech six decades ago- and they want it now. RFK, Jr. has even made the right comments about our wide-open southern border. Again, a position that is anathema in today’s Democratic Party. They want no restrictions on immigration, as long as it’s nonwhite.

Yes, I was troubled by RFK, Jr.’s seeming capitulation to the Israeli lobby, when he took down those Rogers Waters’ tweets and wound up waving an Israeli flag in a parade. But no one’s perfect. Least of all, our perpetually detestable presidential candidates. I’m probably being naive again, but I’m starting to fall for him. I see him, and I picture his father, with the tousled hair, surrounded by all those kids and dogs. I remember the tears this child shed for him. They probably don’t count the votes. They would never let another Kennedy, especially this Kennedy, back in the White House. If he does somehow win, that means he wasn’t sincere. Let me have my moment. I’ve watched a lot of Frank Capra films. At the very least, this is entertaining.

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