Monday, May 30, 2022

The sick society

None dare call it treason

Michael D. Shaw May 29, 2022 

Editor's Note:  Cartoon added by me, and you may wish to view. RK

 Political Cartoons by Gary Varvel

Those of a certain age will recognize this article’s subtitle as the name of a self-published book by John Stormer, released in 1964, and selling 7 million copies—an astonishing accomplishment. The book detailed American accommodations to the Soviets, and more broadly documented the undermining of traditional values, in all sorts of institutions, including the government.

Part of Stormer’s success was based on the general feeling that emerged in the 1950s that we had won World War II, but had lost the peace. In essence, Stormer chronicled Antonio Gramsci’s “Long March Through the Institutions,” as it was unfolding in the postwar era, and through the early 1960s.

Among other things, the early 1960s brought us the infamous school prayer decisions—Engel v. Vitale (1962) and Abington School District v. Schempp (1963). These were followed by Murray v. Curlett, a 1963 Maryland case that prohibited mandatory reading of the Bible in school. Tellingly, these three cases were launched because some party was “offended” by being exposed to religion, even if for a minute.

Sentiments similar to Stormer’s were expressed by the John Birch Society. Thus, both sources had to be viciously attacked by forces of the Left, aided and abetted by establishment Republicans (proto-RINOs), who deeply resented the popularity and eventual nomination of conservative Barry Goldwater, as the 1964 Republican presidential candidate.

All the Left could do to attack Stormer’s book was to critique various references in an outrageously amateur manner, rather than dispute any of the assertions. To no one’s surprise, such “analyses” were widely publicized in elite media outlets and educational institutions.

Leading the charge against conservatism was Nelson Rockefeller, who became a victim of Karma at its most devastating. True, Richard Nixon’s victories in 1968 and 1972 could be interpreted as a win for conservatives, but Nixon’s paranoia and ridiculous desire to be one of the cool kids undermined his presidency, leading to his unprecedented resignation.

Full marks if you realize that Nixon’s undoing was nothing more than the Left’s revenge for his takedown of traitor Alger Hiss.

Moving to the present, we see Disney promoting a drag queen special for young kids, a new transgender Barbie doll, and the Texas school shooter’s mother asking us not to judge him, since he MUST have had his reasons for what he did. Then there’s the infamous TikTok video of a mother telling her baby, “I could have killed you, but I chose to let you live.”

Naturally, there has been a host of miserable celebrities and politicians garnering publicity on the bodies of the shooting victims, along with the usual calls for more gun control. Tellingly, a recent Washington Post piece described a number of cases of young teenagers talking of shooting someone—thinking that we should be appalled not by their shocking attitudes, but by the fact that they apparently have easy access to guns.

As to the official law enforcement response to the Texas shootings, an official admitted that they were wrong in not immediately engaging the perp. But, no worries. Nothing will happen to any of the Keystone Cops, or their so-called leadership, anymore than anything will happen to the ghouls behind the gain of function research that led to the COVID pandemic.

In a way, the lack of accountability—for just about anything—can be seen as the obverse of the “participation trophy” mentality.

In case you haven’t noticed, our current American society has abandoned all pretenses of morality. Although heavily denied by the Left, this is surely a direct consequence of the secular/atheist court decisions mentioned above.

Call it a “conspiracy theory” if you choose, but the move to undermine any moral standards is destroying our country, while benefiting the evil Few.

“Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason? For if it prosper, none dare call it Treason.” —John Harington (1560 - 1612) Editor's Note:

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Friday, May 27, 2022

P&D and The Week That Was.

De Omnibus Dubitandum.  Everything is to be questioned!

By Rich Kozlovich 

Well, it's Friday and this is it for this week, which I’m linking as part of my America in Crisis series of articles.  No commentaries from me today, I hope there’s not a sigh of relief on that.   I do hope to have something worth your time on Monday, but my garden is still calling me to come out and play, so, I’m done for the week. I hope you find these pieces to be well thought out and enlightening.

Also, some days ago I subscribed to Foreign Affairs, and I think the information there is quite good, as in these pieces:           

Please Enjoy and Best wishes,

Rich Kozlovich


How Joe Biden and the I.R.S are Performing Criminal Acts

To dismantle our borders and destroy our country.

Fri May 27, 2022 David Horowitz and John Perazzo 5 comments

In an earlier article about Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg’s efforts to fix the 2020 presidential election, we observed that the root cause of America’s current problems, beginning with broken borders and off-the charts urban violence – is lawlessness.[1] We also observed that this lawlessness originates in the White House, and includes the Justice Department, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Executive Branch generally.

Discussions of the border problem often touch on the criminal element that violates our unenforced border laws beginning with drug dealers, sex traffickers, and migrant smugglers. But the crime problem is vastly understated in these references which give the impression that it is largely confined to the countries they have left, and has no impact on the country they have invaded. In July 2018, the Government Accountability Office issued a report containing “Criminal Alien Statistics,”[2] which serves to correct this false impression.  Among its conclusions, the report states that one in five federal prisoners in the United States is a criminal alien. And this is just the tip of the iceberg. 

The G.A.O. report covered the period between 2011 and 2016. During that time frame, approximately 2 million foreigners crossed the border into the United States illegally – which is just about the number of unvetted foreigners whom border officials predict will cross the border illegally this year alone. In that same time frame there were more than 730,000 criminal aliens in U.S. prisons, federal and state, and local jails. Criminals are not usually arrested the first time they commit a crime, and are often released with minimal time served when they are. So while there were 730,000 criminal aliens in U.S. prisons, they accounted for 4.9 million arrests and 7.5 million offenses – which would translate into a 10 times greater number of victims than offenders. 

The offenses of these criminals, according to the report, included more than 1 million drug crimes (number of victims unknown); 500,000 assaults; 133,800 sex offenses (number of actual victims who may have been reluctant to report the crimes also unknown); 24,200 kidnappings; 33,300 “homicide-related events:” and “1,500 terrorism-related crimes.”

How many lives were damaged or destroyed by these aliens who entered the country illegally and should never have even been here in the first place, will never be known, and yet the lawless Biden administration which will not enforce existing immigration laws is planning to continue the outrage and pile up the victims at an even greater rate.

And worse. On July 14, 2021, Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson revealed the Biden Administration had suborned the U.S. military to ship tens of thousands of illegals into cities across the country at taxpayer expense. Laughlin Air Force Base in Texas was used as the platform from which to secretly board illegals and fly them, under dark of night, to locations across the U.S.  Many other illegals were being sent to occupy the American interior, also at taxpayer expense, but by bus rather than by jet. In the words of Center for Immigration Studies fellow Todd Bensman, “a conveyor belt of commercial and charter buses … are carrying tens of thousands, sight unseen, from Texas, Arizona, and California borderlands northward, and they are dropping their Haitian, Venezuelan, Cuban, and Central American family units in Florida and New Jersey, Tennessee, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, and to large cities in Texas such as Dallas and Houston.”

The fact that the Biden administration chose the middle of the night to ship illegals secretly is a clear indication that the White House was quite aware it was conducting an illegal operation. Its goal, as Tucker Carlson claimed was “changing the electoral map” of the United States and enacting “demographic transformation in our country, without our consent, and in violation of our laws.” Former Trump White House advisor Stephen Miller explained on the same show: “[W]hat is happening now is unprecedented…. This is not about an administration that is unable to protect the border. This is about an administration that in a very purposeful, planned, deliberate, painstaking fashion has turned our Border Patrol and I.C.E. [Immigration & Customs Enforcement] agencies into resettlement agencies…. This is a planned resettlement. The largest of its kind, I would suggest, perhaps in the history of the world in terms of the number of illegal border crossers being resettled into the interior of our country in violation of plain law.”

In a similar vein, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis reported in early November 2021 that, over the course of the preceding summer, dozens of flights had transported groups of illegals from America’s southern border to Jacksonville, Florida in the middle of the night. “Over 70 air charter flights [on] jetliner airliners coming from the southwest border have landed at Jacksonville International Airport,” said Larry Keefe, DeSantis’s public safety spokesman. “On average, there’s 36 passengers on each of these flights,” added Keefe. “And that has been going on over the course of the summer through September…. Who is facilitating this travel? How are they getting here? Who are the support people? Who are the sponsors?” 

To answer Keefe’s questions, the support people and sponsors of the aforementioned flights were, in many cases, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that have long enjoyed tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. This status permits donors to give money to NGOs while claiming their donations as tax deductions. In many cases, the cost of the midnight flights was paid in full by faith-based and open-border NGOs that had contracted with, and were being paid by, the federal government.

Using tax-exempt foundations to defraud taxpayers into subsidizing an illegal invasion of the United States was only possible because of the collusion of the White House and the I.R.S. in supporting this subversion of the American immigration system. And this was only the big picture lawlessness. The smaller details were also full of improprieties. As Breitbart.com reporter John Binder notes, these illegal aliens often received special privileges unavailable to American citizens and legal residents:......................To Read More.....Much More..... @ FrontPageMagazine.com


For Rich Universities, Billions in Bailouts

May 26, 2022 By Patrick Nelson 

When the first global pandemic in more than a century began spreading around the world in early 2020, the U.S. government mounted a shock and awe response worth trillions of dollars.

The inflationary and market-warping effects of this spending binge will reverberate for years, as will the debt payments -- U.S. government debt just surpassed $30 trillion for the first time in our history. That is a growth-sucking 130% of annual GDP.

For a preview of the effects of a huge sum of government money flooding any market, look at higher education. My firm, Nelson Partners, manages 23 investor-owned apartment complexes near 15 campuses in 13 states.

The COVID crisis produced a windfall of billions of dollars for colleges and universities, even as they shut down most of their operations and taught courses online -- and kept charging full-boat tuition. My company lost $12 million and managed to get a $1.2 million loan.

In the 15 years since I formed Nelson Partners, tuition at public four-year schools is up 180%; at private universities, the cost is up 124%. In fact, college costs have risen more than four times as fast as the inflation rate for fifty years!............To Read More...

 

A Dark Age in America

America has been fundamentally transformed — and not for the better. In 2022, America is divided and poorer; personal safety and our children are at greater risk than ever. Racism is rampant.  Not only is racism accepted, but it is celebrated.  With Critical Race Theory, schools teach children to hate anyone who looks different, to feel guilty if they're white, or empowered because they are not white. Children barely out of diapers are being taught to question their sex before they are capable of comprehending what sex is.

Our southern border is nonexistent, and politicians are loath to do anything about it.  Illegal aliens pour across and then demand — as if it were their God-given right — support and acceptance.  If they're intercepted by Border Patrol, they get medical care and free transport to wherever they want to go.  Without background checks, security checks, or anything other than a rudimentary health screening, they are handed documents telling them to report for a sanctuary hearing at some far-future date.  Then they're released...............

If no one has cash, if we are all reliant on binary code in an "account" someplace, government has absolute power.  If we do as they say, a push of the button adds funds, rewarding us.  If we rebel or try to stand up for basic rights — as was done in Canada during the not-so-distant revolt against mandated vaccines — government will block your account, take your wealth, and leave you with nothing.  This is a digitized form of Stalin's rule during the 1930s.

 Everything happening in America today points directly to the dark lessons of the past............To Read More @ American Thinker


 

Don't laugh off the left's attempts to change history

This week, Nikole Hannah-Jones of the 1619 Project tweeted, "Black people posed a danger to the country's idea of itself; they held up a mirror into which the nation preferred not to peer.  So the inhumanity visited on Black people by every generation of white America justified the inhumanity of the past and the inequality of the present."  She added, "The North did not fight the Civil War to end slavery." 

At the start of the Civil War, she was, technically correct.  The Union Army was just that: an army raised to preserve the United States.  However, on January 1, 1863, President Lincoln changed the context of the war with the Emancipation Proclamation.  For the next three years, the North was fighting to put an end to the institution of slavery and to bring the rebel states back into the fold.  Let's not forget that the South initiated the secession because of the fear that President Lincoln and the North would abolish slavery in the first place. 

This isn't the first attempt by the Progressives to rewrite our history. Most of these instances, such as the one above, are laughable — at least on the surface.  Conservatives tend to view them with scorn.  Instances like this latest tweet are glossed over and mocked.  Yet they are out there, propagating a twisted narrative.

What is that narrative?  The United States was never a great country.  It was built by slaves and other oppressed people.  It was flawed from its inception.  Our country's iconic heroes such as Washington, Jackson, Jefferson, and others should be cast down because they owned slaves.  Capitalism is a system of racial and social oppression that, by its nature, makes it corrupt and evil.  There is no American dream.  To the Progressives, America is so deeply corrupted that it must be changed from the ground up — starting with the history of the nation.

George Orwell wrote, "Who controls the past controls the future."  The far left has adopted this mantra and is running with it.  Leftists intend to reboot the United States.  Our history, our true history, stands in the way of that.  So do our American values, our love of country, and the moral center that our religions provide..............  Read More @ American Thinker


This woman has done the research and knows exactly what's bedeviling America

The most important thing is to realize that globalism is at war with the nation-state.  I am talking about globalism as an ideology and political force that seeks to reorder the world from the existing system of independent nation-states into one single global nation-state ruled by themselves, of course.  But globalism cannot succeed without collapsing the United States.  So we face an alliance of convenience among the far-left progressives, Deweyites, socialists, Marxists, doctrinaire communists, totalitarians — all advancing their own anti-American agendas in common cause.  If you oppose them, you are a threat who must be crushed................"There is an old saying in family businesses: the first generation starts a business. The second generation runs it.  The third generation ruins it."  Metaphorically, our American family business is now in its third generation.............

Students already indoctrinated toward collectivism enter the university passive, unaware, compliant, and primed for re-education.  The socialist re-education curriculum at the university reinforces their passivity, and students graduate uninformed, disinformed, and misinformed, with degrees in the orthodoxy of leftism and its tyrannical demands for conformity..............

I realized in college that freedom is not only a choice; it is an adult enterprise psychologically.  Today, the psychological/political nexus of freedom is exploited to condition young children toward collectivism rather than individualism.  It is a monstrous abuse of power.........

CRT not only foments racial tension; it also creates family tension......... I try to show how the infantilization of America using the COVID-19 fear campaign, scientism, educational indoctrination, and the associated media propaganda has successfully resulted in families rupturing over what is truth and reality.

Decades of educational indoctrination have undermined family unity by challenging parental authority and traditional American values..............Today's globalist war on America is being fought over the most precious of natural resources: the children.  Parents and grandparents must fight the war for the children, or they will lose the war for the children.  There is nothing in between — and the globalist enemy knows it...........To Read More

The True Evil of the World Economic Forum

May 26, 2022 By J.B. Shurk

Whenever I listen to Klaus Schwab and his Davos Death Cult buddies openly discuss their plans for world domination, I always think, "Are we really going to let another power-hungry German walk us into global conflagration?"  For a while there, I believed that Western allies had endured enough death and slaughter from the first two world wars to forge an informal understanding among themselves that uncontrolled German megalomania invariably leads to malignant outcomes for all.  Then came German reunification, and the nation's inevitable economic dominance over all of Europe assured its status as the most powerful member of the European Union.  All that effort to constrain the German empire's influence went up in smoke.  It turns out that it is far easier to conquer the European continent with flowery promises of "peace," "economic integration," and "international cooperation" than it is to send jackbooted shock troops marching past the Arc de Triomphe and down the Champs-Élysées.

Still, the Americans, Canadians, and Brits would never sit idly by while German powerbrokers remake the world in their image, right?  Wrong!  Just listen to Joe Biden, Justin Trudeau, and Boris Johnson all parroting that same Build Back Better Boobery in unison, as if they operated under the influence of some nefarious hive mind.  At first, hearing world leaders squawk identical World Economic Forum talking points was disconcerting.  Then it was nauseating.  Now it just makes them sound like walking, talking robots all under the WEF's control.  Is it possible that Ol' Klaus already lobotomized the West's putative leadership and replaced their neural CPUs with state-of-the-art, German-made "Great Reset" implants?  Curse you, German engineering!

That's where we are today, as the world's 1% of the 1% celebrate their own magnificence in Davos and plot mankind's future without even the pretense of seeking mankind's consultation, let alone permission.  "The future is not just happening," Schwab proclaimed to his SPECTRE-like cabal in Switzerland.  "The future is built by us, by a powerful community such as you here in this room."  "Good German" Klaus and his merry band of global gentry have decided to take over the planet, and they're so confident in their endeavors that they no longer deign to pretend otherwise.  Yep, here are our New World Order master plans!  Yes, we know we've called you guys "conspiracy theory nuts" for forty years, but you were right.  In hindsight, wasn't it obvious?  

So now the world waits in trepidation to discover just what Kaiser Klaus and his new nobility have in store for the rest of us.  Will another paralyzing round of viral pandemics bring a return of economic lockdowns, rigid population control, and injection mandates?  Will a global cyber-attack cut off the internet for billions and plunge the world into darkness?  Will Green New Steal socialism exacerbate global poverty, unleash famine, and trigger mass population die-offs?  Whatever happens next, the WEF has already gamed the situation and is ready to profit from the world's pain...........Read More @ American Thinker


The Academy Doesn’t Mind Harassment When It Targets the Right

Daniel J. SmithMay 26, 2022 @ American Institute for Economic Research

University faculty should not be the victims of targeted harassment. Emotional stress and fear can have a chilling effect on open inquiry by discouraging scholars from engaging in policy-relevant research. Unfortunately, the academy is selective in who it protects from harassment. While progressive scholars are shielded, faculty on the right are made the target of public ire. 

I know this from experience. I was the victim of a well-organized campaign of targeted harassment from a viral mob intent on silencing me through sanction and fear, ultimately leading to my departure from a tenured position — and all because of my research on Alabama’s need for pension reform.

I co-authored a study published by the Mercatus Center that found the Retirement Systems of Alabama (RSA), like many other public pension systems, was using optimistic assumptions and risky investments to conceal the fact that their promises to public employees were underfunded. The research ultimately led to a co-authored book published in a series by Cambridge University Press. Our current economic circumstances have certainly demonstrated the risk of public pensions betting on consistently achieving unrealistically high rates of return. 

Though these findings were in line with the consensus view among economists, still some political advocates were less than thrilled with my work. One activist, in particular, a Dr. Ralph Wilson, encouraged a viral mob of public employees to harass me. The mob consisted of a Facebook group of tens of thousands of public employees intent on fighting pension reform efforts. The group, endorsed by the Retirement Systems of Alabama (RSA), was not shy about using aggressive and intimidating tactics. Before group administrators made the group private, members of the group encouraged each other to protest pension reforms by showing “up in force,” by keeping “their combat boots ready,” and “not forget[ing] the second amendment as a last resort!!!”

When I came into their sights, these activists openly encouraged public employees to contact university administrators, legislators, and university board members to pressure Troy University to fire me. The RSA fueled these efforts in its newsletter sent out to over 330,000 public employees and retirees in Alabama. School teachers wrote to administrators to inform them that they would no longer recommend Troy University to their high school students. Fellow faculty members pressured administrators to silence me. 

I received angry and disconcerting phone calls and emails. Activists even doxxed my home address to the Facebook group, endangering my personal safety and that of my family. The fear of the mob led to gut-wrenching stress; the threat was realistic enough that I had a security system installed to help me sleep at night. It is what led me to leave my tenured position at Troy University, forfeiting tens of thousands of dollars in retirement benefits, for a position at Middle Tennessee State University.  

But targeted harassment cases like mine appear to be of no concern to the leading organization of university professors with a mission of protecting academic freedom, the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). While the AAUP has a statement denouncing the targeted harassment of faculty, the “academic freedom” panel it held last month reveals that their concern only applies to harassment directed towards professors on the political left. 

The AAUP’s sponsoring panelist for its anti-harassment program is Dr. Isaac Kamola — a professor with direct links to the harassment campaign that targeted me. Kamola’s latest book is a collaboration with Ralph Wilson, the very political activist who encouraged the efforts to get me canned. Their co-authored book relies heavily on secret recordings that Wilson made of scholars at a 2016 academic conference — recordings that led directly to the targeted harassment I experienced.    

In one of Wilson’s recordings, a department colleague of mine made a regretful joke about my research on Alabama’s public pension system, saying I’d taken it upon myself to try to bring down the state pension system, which of course I had not. But that didn’t keep Wilson from using the recordings to encourage a conspiracy theory — also promoted by the RSA — that the motivation behind my research was to steal the retirements of Alabama public employees to benefit Wall Street billionaires, a preposterous claim.

The harassment against me was effective. Troy University’s leadership appeased the mob by issuing a moratorium on op-eds and media engagement and even canceled my colleague’s appointment as department chair. Discussions about my appointment to a named chair position, and the associated pay increase, were indefinitely put on hold. To add insult to injury, I later learned that Wilson carried out his harassment campaign against me and my colleagues with the knowledge and apparent encouragement of a senior AAUP official, who promoted these misleading recordings on the AAUP’s blog and later provided a large financial grant to Wilson’s activities from the AAUP’s academic freedom support fund.

It’s difficult for me to imagine a better example of the “unwanted, hateful, and threatening messages,” “emotional distress,” and “chilling effect on academic speech” that are allegedly of concern to the AAUP panel on harassment than the abuse I endured that led me to leave Troy University. 

The AAUP’s panel claims there is no leftward bias in the academy, but with AAUP officials and members condoning and supporting the harassment of faculty on the right, it’s clear that’s not true. The leftward bias in the academy is real and only appears to be getting worse. 

Daniel J. Smith

Dr. Daniel J. Smith is the Director of the Political Economy Research Institute and Associate Professor of Economics in the Jones College of Business at Middle Tennessee State University.

His academic research and policy work uses Austrian and public choice economics to analyze private and public governance institutions.

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Covid Vaccine Pushers on Campus: A Law and Economics Explanation

By Matthew Andersson (posted by Mary Grabar, May 25, 2022): @ Dissident Prof

CovidHamiltonSign “There is no power relation without the correlative constitution of a field of knowledge, nor any knowledge that does not presuppose and constitute at the same time power relations. A despot may otherwise constrain his slaves with iron chains; but a true politician binds them even more strongly by the chain of their own ideas. On the soft fibers of the brain is founded the unshakable base of the soundest of Empires.” Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison

 “A criminal conspiracy at common law involves an agreement (or understanding expressed or implied) to commit a crime, or to commit a lawful act in an unlawful manner. It will be enough if the acts contemplated are corrupt, dishonest, fraudulent, or immoral.”  Justice Blair Moody, Jr., People v. Carter

In August of 2020 I wrote an article concerning the leading role played by universities in the Covid pandemic program. At that time, higher education’s most observable institutional behavioral change was in its ready, unquestioning acceptance of government and corporate medical concepts, and in their almost immediate auto-coordination as a group, into biosecurity “compounds.” 

This was especially observable during the first wave of enforced behavioral alteration directed at students, while faculty, along with their union, the AAUP, continue to be eagerly compliant. These initial institutional alterations included startling new uses of social engineering language, including “social distancing,” “sheltering in place,” “isolation,” along with a method of what mathematicians call “ant farming,” which involves the channeling, herding and ultimately the self-directed conformity of group mass behavior, which is observable in insect colonies. 

New Human Mass Behavioral Practices

The introduction and dissemination of testing and face masks marked the beginning of a radically new modification of human mass behavioral practices, while strengthening the attendant psychological splitting of cognition and personality, both at an individual and social level. This split borrows from human psychology and its instinct for dualistic, analogue or “black and white” distinctions. Covid created the safe and unsafe; the trusted and untrusted; and member and non-member tribalism. 

The ritualization of masking also created an ideological branding and signaling function as group social identity and political affiliation even, became symbolized and reinforced by the mask—a kind of postmodern armband of separation and belonging. It was (and is) combined with carefully orchestrated media saturation, “expert” testimony, and media personalities and political figures who reinforced rapid mass compliance (or in many cases, heightened suspicion and caution).

The introduction and dissemination of testing and face masks marked the beginning of a radically new modification of human mass behavioral practices, while strengthening the attendant psychological splitting of cognition and personality, both at an individual and social level. This split borrows from human psychology and its instinct for dualistic, analogue or “black and white” distinctions. Covid created the safe and unsafe; the trusted and untrusted; and member and non-member tribalism. 

The ritualization of masking also created an ideological branding and signaling function as group social identity and political affiliation even, became symbolized and reinforced by the mask—a kind of postmodern armband of separation and belonging. It was (and is) combined with carefully orchestrated media saturation, “expert” testimony, and media personalities and political figures who reinforced rapid mass compliance (or in many cases, heightened suspicion and caution).

triageBut it wasn’t until the Covid vaccination program exited its “operation warp speed” development phase, and transitioned to mass-distributed injection operations—which were the subject of intense public relations, marketing and belief indoctrination—that the university complex transformed from its more historical function of organized rational empirical and reasoned learning, into a unified, monolithic bio-medical operation. Indeed, higher education immediately deployed its arsenal of incentives, inducements and even threats and extortion (acceptance rates, scholarships, degree-granting, and campus forced isolation and punishments). 

Universities also became leading public mass-indoctrination and injection facilities, while supporting tracing, tracking, monitoring and notification programs, in part based on cooperative funded research with government and corporations. Cornell University’s president is on the Board of IBM which created the “Bio-ID” and electronic passport system.  Microsoft and the Gates Foundation also finance broad “pandemic digitization” initiatives.

In April of 2021, I published a follow-on article that sought to explain why universities were undertaking these roles, and what incentives, rewards and other motivations were playing a key role in their unprecedented institutional transformation—that is, why they became in effect, controlled laboratories in behavioral psychology, medical experimentation and molecular engineering. While a kind of normalization has recently set in among the public, and with a certain understandable relief, there is also a sense of “perseverance victory” which seems to characterize mass psychology, due to a temporary hiatus or relaxation in biosecurity enforced protocols (like prisoners granted outdoor recreation time from isolation). It is clear that Covid behavioral and biomedical operations are still in active status, however, and they appear to be quickly ramping up for a second phase of implementation including other purported viruses, with further social engineering ramifications. 

In this regard, the universities in the major “R1” research group which include the Ivy League, most large state universities, and other institutions, such as the University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins, Case Western, and Emory (where a Covid “pill” was developed and commercialized with government funding), continue to play a central role as a network of bioresearch “camps.” The roll out of a “booster” regime continues to be the core vaccine policy, in part because it seeks to normalize the initial vaccine itself (which has largely failed, and with serious side effects), while borrowing a medical term that is widely accepted as safe and most of all, routine. The booster program, however, signaled further that the entire Covid policy, its underlying science, and attendant public policy, was suspect, as more astute observers objected to being used as “guinea pigs.”

The data produced over the past 24 months has been both “big” in sample size, and unequivocal in interpretive implications: the vaccines don’t work in any recognizable medical safety dimension, and are in fact, a medical hazard that has resulted in death, heart attack, blood clots, stroke, infection, brain complications, and immunity disorders, among other effects, and may even create the virus it was putatively intended to fight.

Given the overwhelming constellation of medical (and even psychological) complications, risk irregularities, and mounting accusations of systematic medical fraud, why, then, are universities still united in not only maintaining the overall Covid biosecurity and biomedical regime, but appearing to intensify their ideological, institutional and operational role? Why is there a complete absence (with very few exceptions but for several dissident resident scientists) of questioning, investigation, and even caution?  Why have universities become a completely open, unobstructed, free-flowing communication pipeline from the C.D.C., W.H.O. and Big Pharma, that transmits and delivers a full spectrum Covid “arsenal” against students, and even the larger public

Four Reasons

I offer four reasons and motivations:

bribery (from corporations), extortion (from the federal government), corporate development demands (from the Trustees), and continuity (from the Academy).

Bribery: Universities are subject to irresistible financial temptation from multi-million-dollar federal research grants, and with parallel corporate donations, project underwriting and long-term financial pledges.

Extortion: University administrators are also effectively extorted by federal policy through threats of financial withholding, penalties, loss or reduction of research status, and risks of corporate liability from legal actions brought under claims of health code violation, general “pandemic” control expectations and even accusations under the Civil Rights Act.

Corporate Development Demands: Universities have also become nearly fully-conforming corporations modelled after commercial counterparts, and overseen by Trustees, Regents, Fellows or Directors who are almost exclusively drawn from the commercial private sector. They see the modern university the same way they see publicly traded corporations: as ones obligated to continuous growth and corporate development in terms of revenue, customers, marketing, assets and endowment value. Covid, in this regard, is a university financial heyday. 

Continuity: Lastly, the inherent institutional culture of the university is based on continuity; that is, on traditions, or perceptions of tradition, especially through the academy, its faculty members, and their routines of protected labor markets (tenure), along with the symbolic value of authority relationships toward students. Continuity means that universities will seek to adapt to whatever external social circumstances may affect them, regardless of what these circumstances may represent in ethical or professional choices and trade-offs. This extends also to a general deference from the public and media, regarding the assumptions of objective expertise that reside in university professor positions. Covid, which draws its authority from fear and uncertainty, plays perfectly into the hands of the university, its medical staff, and its professional schools of public policy, business, law, economics and engineering, in ways that could only be described as ideal. 

The Covid Syndicate

Except for one overwhelming dissonance: The Covid medical response appears more centered around investing, commercial profiteering, and government social control.  This leaves universities as continuing, cooperating agents in what appears medicalized corruption that may have profound consequences when it finally collapses.  

Even with relatively less direct roles in the “mandated” Covid vaccine initiative (that can be characterized under vicarious liability), federal case rulings can make universities culpable: “One effect of the Pinkerton rule is that it potentially makes relatively minor parties in a large conspiracy criminally responsible for many completed offenses over which they had little or no control.”  

The Covid syndicate—made up of Big Pharma, hedge funds, private Foundations, individual investors, and government—assumes that they will all remain silent or loyal to each other, regarding vaccine risks. But if one member decides to be a “whistle blower” or release medical testing data, then the vaccine program may fall apart. 

Economists call this scenario a prisoner’s dilemma—one party may try to protect themselves rather than remain loyal to the other party.  When one member “confesses,” however, all others in the group may become re-characterized under rules of criminal conspiracy doctrine, and under international human rights treaty violations including the Rome Statute, and the Nuremberg Code.  As Judge Richard Posner relates, “[A]n admission by one is an admission by all, and can be used against all as “their admission.” 

MattAnderssonMatthew G. Andersson is a science and technology professional, former CEO, and author.  He attended the University of Texas at Austin, Yale University and the University of Chicago. He is the author of the upcoming book "Legally Blind: How Ideology Has Captured the Law School, the Judiciary, and the Constitution,” and has testified before the U.S. Senate.

 

Thursday, May 26, 2022

P&D This Week

Here is P&D from Tuesday, Wednesday and Today, starting with my commentaries:

Followed by commentaries by others:

Administrative Law.  Only one is a full commentary, but I’m putting them together as they need to be read together.

I'm adding two old articles of mine that are part of this issue 

And the rest of P&D.  Enjoy!

Best wishes,

Rich Kozlovich