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COVID Propaganda Roundup: Reality Inversion (ft. The Young Turks)
By Ben Bartee - October 05, 2021
The latest updates on the “new normal” – chronicling the lies, distortions, and abuses by the ruling class.
When the social engineers issue their pseudoscientific proclamations to the public, they are often not merely factually incorrect but rather 180-degree inversions of reality – psychological projections of their own nefarious tactics onto their opponents.
Here’s how the COVID reality-inversion hustle works in practice:
Reality-inversion tactic#1: Accuse alternative medicine practitioners of profiting off of the pandemic (as we will explore in-depth later vis a vis the Young Turks segment below) while conveniently ignoring the Big Pharma’s record-breaking, unprecedented profit motives to push mRNA ‘vaccines’
Reality via Pharmaceutical Technology:
Inverted Reality via The Young Turks:
Reality-inversion tactic #2: Accuse the unvaccinated of “spreading COVID” (via the “pandemic of the unvaccinated” talking points pushed by Biden, CDC, NIH, et al.) when, in reality, the vaccinated are far likelier to harbor new virulent strains and distribute them throughout the population
Reality via PLOS Biology (an actual scientific journal):
“Vaccines that keep hosts alive but still allow transmission could thus allow very virulent strains to circulate in a population… anti-disease vaccines that do not prevent transmission can create conditions that promote the emergence of pathogen strains that cause more severe disease.”
*Note the pseudoscientific the weasel phrase “US officials fear,” a variation on the clever and subtle “experts say” scam we’ve previously discussed that allows the corporate media to disseminate unfounded, speculative claims while hiding behind the assumed authority of (often anonymous) “experts”
Reality-inversion tactic #3: Accuse powerless, regular unvaccinated citizens of somehow “causing lockdowns” when the governing health authorities obviously institute such policies (a type of mass-scale victim-blaming, a tactic the left theoretically opposes – except when it becomes convenient for their narrative):
Reality-inversion tactic #4: Accuse COVID skeptics of using fear to push an anti-lockdown, anti-mandatory vaxx agenda when they, in reality, use fear to push their lockdown agenda:
Reality via The Telegraph:
Inverted Reality via NPR:*
*The federal database referenced is Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, or VAERS, in which only 1-10% of adverse vaccine reactions are actually reported – meaning it undercounts vaccine deaths, not overcounts, as corporate-state propagandists often insinuate in an attempt to downplay the dangers of experimental mRNA shots
Reality-inversion tactic #5: Harass regular Americans for alleged non-cooperation with lockdown measures when they don’t abide by any themselves
Reality: Elites blatantly flout the same COVID masking restrictions that they publicly support (while their servants are masked)
Via New York Post:
“The footage appeared to show dozens of unmasked people seated elbow to elbow at long luncheon tables as Pelosi (D-Calif.) gave a speech and masked waiters ambled between the listeners.”
Inverted Reality – non-mask compliance is actually Trump’s and the MAGA peasants’ fault — via The Atlantic:
“When [Trump] mocks mask wearers for appearing weak and sees face coverings as a political statement against him, it’s no surprise that some Americans are loudly declining to wear them. Mask refusers are more likely to be politically conservative, an ominous trend when new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations are increasing steeply in some red states—the very states where mask mandates are least likely to be adopted.”
Reality-inversion tactic #6: Violate basic Constitutionally-provided civil liberties while pretending authoritarian lockdowns somehow protect them
Reality via the ACLU in 2008:
“No one should be forced to be vaccinated against their will both because of the constitutional right to refuse treatment, and pragmatically because forced vaccination will deter at least some people from seeking medical help when they need it.”
Reality Inversion via the ACLU in 2021 in 2021:*
*Given its state-philic transformation in recent years, the American Civil Liberties Union’s name itself now represents inverted reality.
Reality Inversion 101: The Cringiest Young Turks Segment in History
Psychological projection, via StatPearls:
“Attributing one’s own maladaptive inner impulses to someone else. For example, someone who commits an episode of infidelity in their marriage may then accuse their partner of infidelity or may become more suspicious of their partner.”
This Sep 30th clip is the latest in the Young Turks’ political crusade against ivermectin, an actually safe and effective COVID therapeutic adopted by medical groups and governments worldwide. The Young Turks don’t approve because their Gods –Anthony Fauci, Pfizer, the CDC, and the FDA, et al. – have not ordained it.
The highlights (or lowlights, whichever):
- Right out of the gate, at :17, claims in a sweeping generalization that doctors prescribing ivermectin just want to “make money” – while providing no evidence to that effect. On its face, prescribing a decades-old, relatively unprofitable therapeutic which results in official investigations, corporate media smear campaigns, and calls for the revocation of their medical licenses seems like an odd way for doctors to cash in – in fact, to the contrary, it appears to be career self-endangerment.
- At :26, claims the vaccine “actually protects people from the coronavirus,” which is demonstrably untrue and increasingly more so with each news cycle. The vaccine, on the contrary, is proven a thousand-fold to be both ineffective and hazardous.
- At 2:29, calls America’s Frontline Doctors “kooks” as evidenced by their grassroots right-wing funding sources while having never once on their show used the billions of dollars in profits on the line for Pfizer or Moderna as evidence of the “vaccines'” untrustworthiness.
- At 5:05, outlines a theoretical “two-part strategy” that ivermectin proponents use to promote its use: first, “sow suspicion about the vaccine,” then offer ivermectin as an alternative. In reality, this is the exact playbook used by Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson during 2020 Operation Warp Speed: under the terms of their FDA Emergency Use Authorization, these companies were only allowed approval to streamline the normal regulatory vetting process if there were no known, available, effective therapeutic alternatives – a condition they created the impression of meeting by using the corporate media and compromised medical establishment to demonize hydroxychloroquine, ivermectin, etc., even when the claims were unfounded. The Lancet, for example, was forced to retract an early study “debunking” hydroxychloroquine’s efficacy due to its reliance on data later exposed as faulty. Of course, by the time of the retraction, the damage was already done. The mRNA manufacturers got their emergency use approval — plus full immunity from liability for any damages they caused.
And so on, the video continues for another 6 minutes, with more inversions following.
Ben Bartee is a Bangkok-based American journalist with opposable thumbs. Follow his stuff via his blog, Armageddon Prose, Substack, or Patreon.