Originally published via Armageddon Prose:
One of the alleged consensus outcomes among legacy media of the recent theater performance using unfortunate-looking actors called a “GOP debate” — in which nothing much was litigated except vapid talking points — was that the only “outsider” candidate, one Vivek Ramaswamy, formerly a biomedical entrepreneur, handily won.
I have previously praised Vivek for, however tepidly, dipping his toes in 9/11 truth, but, aside from a hors-d’œuvre of tasty rhetoric now and then, he is decidedly not any kind of principled dissident or “outsider” candidate. He’s an opportunist who carved a lane for himself by pantomiming Trump, which unfortunately a large contingent of the populist right appears to have fallen for.
Via The Dossier:
“Before rebranding as a warrior for free speech and a passionate crusader for privacy rights, newly announced presidential contender Vivek Ramaswamy was pitching the U.S. and world governments on his efforts to install a broad, centralized database of private medical records.
In a pursuit forged through one of his subsidiary companies, a ‘health information’ data mining outfit called Datavant, Ramaswamy’s outfit pursued the establishment of a single national and global database for all covid-related patient health records.
Through a partnership with Snowflake, a San Francisco based cloud computing company, Ramaswamy wanted to ‘fight covid-19’ by manufacturing a ‘single repository of all the real-world medical data’ thanks to the production of a “national data infrastructure” of private and public patient records, all without the consent of the actual patients.
Datavant claimed the records would be anonymized through their internal systems and that the broad database would only be available to researchers and government officials. However, some weren’t buying the sales pitch, citing gross violations of medical privacy. Moreover, none of the methods to supposedly anonymize records were made open source for review.
Nonetheless Ramaswamy’s Datavant sought to profit off of the hysteria and violate basic ethical standards in the process. They succeeded in establishing a partnership with the National Institutes of Health (NIH).”
You can learn more about Datavant’s lucrative data-sharing partnership with NIH here.
Call me a purist, or naïve, or a domestic terrorist, or whatever pejorative, but I have no sympathy for any individual who collaborates with the NIH in this manner, and I actually believe he should be prosecuted, given a fair trial, and duly disposed of upon conviction for complicity in crimes against humanity.
Isn’t it weird that, in the cacophony of corporate state media attacks on Vivek Ramaswamy – which include tut-tutting him for pointing out that all of his GOP opponents are corrupt goons and inserting a modicum of reality into the 9/11 narrative – they never once brought up this actual scandal of facilitating government intrusion into Americans’ privacy on the backs of COVID fear?
This is the kind of dystopian technocracy that earned Vivek, as I have covered elsewhere, a glowing endorsement by none other than the World Economic Forum as a “Young Global Leader” – a distinction he oddly never apparently had an issue with until he began running in the GOP primary, at which point he sued the organization.
People in my orbit speculate that Ramaswamy is a Deep State plant inserted into the GOP primary to divide and conquer the MAGA domestic terrorist faction of the electorate. I’m not inclined to believe that given that the corporate state media is seemingly hellbent on demonizing him – unless they are playing, as some have suggested, 4D chess in the understanding that attacking him will only make him more popular with the base. The talking head ditzes like Morning Joe are not sophisticated enough to pull that psy-op off, but their handlers are.
Ben Bartee, author of Broken English Teacher: Notes From Exile, is an independent Bangkok-based American journalist with opposable thumbs.
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