Winter and beyond – Part II: The Pivot to Financial Armageddon

By Rusere Shoniwa

You can find more of Rusere’s work at 

This two-part piece stitches together commentary on different facets of the totalitarian Great Reset agenda to illustrate how a worst-case scenario might unfold this winter and beyond. Although in some respects this piece is UK specific, most of the cabal’s strategies apply globally, and any differences can be put down to cultural specificity and local politics. Part I dealt with the implications of the puppet switch taking place in the UK; whether covid as a tool of oppression is now a spent force, and; how virus mania and the pandemic industry might evolve.

In part II, I’ll look at the economics underpinning everything. Economics is not the only reason for the current diabolical situation, but it’s the main one, and it will be the predominant tool of oppression, as indeed it always has been. I’ll then synthesise part I and the economics of part II to shine a light into the darkened recesses of the minds of those who have perpetrated the atrocities so far. We know the endgame: it’s total control. Unless we know how they plan to get there and how bumpy the ride will be, we might not be able to resist when events unfold.

The 2008 Global Financial Crisis (GFC) heralded the destruction of the global financial system. The entire decade that followed was about keeping it on life support while the world’s real policy makers at the Bank of International Settlements formulated a plan to reset it. They’ve had at least 10 years to formulate a reset that not only ensures financial institutions and global corporates retain and consolidate power, but also that the serfs are more tightly controlled than ever, giving global oligarchs even more freedom to do pretty much anything they want with impunity.

It’s no coincidence that here in the UK, the fabulously minted ex-banker and hedge fund partner Rishi Sunak is in the final pick for the leader of the Conservative Party and the premiership. Who better to market a financial snake-oil cure than a financial snake-oil salesman? He’s probably the WEF’s first pick but Truss, currently the front-runner, will do just as well with a bit of extra coaching. The loser will more than likely have a cabinet post anyway so they’ll be working together to keep the Good Ship Reset firmly afloat. 

The new leader’s job will be to get his or her prefects in cabinet and Westminster to line up behind the narrative of how ‘the pandemic’ and evil Dr StrangePutin have put us in dire straits. The good school pupils (aka the British public) will be required to continue footing the bill for the controlled demolition of the economy that began with covid lockdowns, and, crucially, we will be presented with a ‘solution’ that entails surrendering our autonomy as self-governing human beings.

The debt balloon is about to get popped

Since the 2008 GFC, the US Fed, Bank of Japan, ECB and Bank of England have injected a combined $25 trillion into the banking system via “quantitative easing” purchase of bonds, as well as buying back the worthless assets that were created by the banksters in the lead-up to the GFC. Sowing this empty money is now reaping a whirlwind of inflation. 

A significant chunk of this money put into the banking system was then lent to major corporates, which used the money not to finance the real economy – there isn’t one, because the West offshored its real economy a long time ago – but to inflate the value of their company stock. How does this happen and why is it done? When shares are bought back from shareholders, the total number of shares in the market is reduced. This raises the relative ownership stake of each investor, which in turn increases the market value of the shares that remain in their portfolio. 

It effectively consolidates the ownership stake of each shareholder into a smaller bundle of shares that, barring other market factors, retains the total value that was held before the buyback. It’s a win-win – they effectively get a cash ‘dividend’ pay-out from the buyback while retaining the total value of their stock in the remaining shares still held. It gets even more win-win because distributing cash to shareholders in this way is often more tax effective than through a straightforward dividend.

GFC II actually ignited in September 2019 when the credit markets began seizing up again with junk debt. Between September 2019 and March 2020, the Fed injected more than $9 trillion into the banking system, equivalent to more than 40% of US GDP. Essentially this was another bailout, only much bigger than the first one but silent and virtually unreported.

All told, we’re now sitting on a $303 trillion balloon of post-2008 debt, according to William Engdahl of Global Research, or $305 trillion according to the Institute of International Finance. Global debt is approximately 3.5 times greater than global GDP. There’s only so much air you can blow into a balloon before it bursts, and the question now is not if but when it will burst. Engdahl’s theory of how this balloon might soon pop is worth sharing because it explains the interplay between the bond market, inflation and central bank rate hikes. Crucially, he maintains that central bank policies are deliberately intended to cause a disorderly debt implosion. 

This makes sense if you believe, as I do, that the additional debt expansion generated by covid lockdowns was a primary monetary objective of the lockdowns and not a second order action taken reluctantly by governments out of concern for people’s welfare. If they had been truly concerned about people’s welfare, they would have simply protected the small minority of people at risk instead of ripping apart the entire economic and social fabric with brutal lockdowns. Had they kept calm and carried on, it’s obvious that covid wouldn’t have registered on most people’s radar. So yes, one objective of lockdowns was to pile more debt on top of the funny money they were forced to print in the lead-up to lockdowns to prevent a seize-up of markets that they were not yet prepared for in 2019.

The central bank rate hikes currently underway purport to target inflation but will not have any effect on inflation given the root cause of it – the debt bubble caused by central bank money-printing, euphemistically called ‘quantitative easing’. The intended effect of rate hikes is to seriously deflate the bond market, which is the heart of the financial system.

The global value of the government, corporate and agency bond market is, according to Engdahl, in the region of $250 trillion. The value of a bond instrument is determined quite differently to, say, stock market shares. Because they have a fixed face value and interest payments, their market price at any given point is determined by discounting the expected future cash flows from the bond back to a present value. This discounted value is hugely influenced by inflation and current interest rates. Counterintuitively, the bond market loses value as inflation and interest rates rise. That’s because inflation combined with a fixed bond interest rate that is declining relative to the market rate of interest results in a lower discounted valuation of the bond.

Here’s the clincher – to the extent that banks hold bonds, as bond prices fall, the value of bank capital falls and the nearer we get to another banking collapse. When that happens, the old go-to formula of zero interest rates and continual money printing will be over. The new solution put forward will be a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) system in which all money is centrally issued and controlled. And of course, the CBDC will control you. A banking collapse is a false pretext for introducing CBDCs, but this could be a collapse like no other, and it’s possible that there will be no limit to what the public will agree to as a ‘solution’ when confronted with such a complex and far-reaching financial disaster. Most people have no idea that mouse-click money printing has continued unabated since 2009, and that it is the primary reason for the impending implosion. Quantitative easing, aka money printing, will not even be mentioned in the mainstream press as the house of cards collapses.

To be sure, the bond market isn’t the only potential source of collapse. Central bank monetary tightening is putting pressure on the stock and housing markets too. It’s likely to be some combination of all three, but there’s no certainty as to which domino will fall first. There are two key things to remember about the coming recession: first, it is driven by a debt crisis and, second, the tool being used to address it – rate hikes – is debt unfriendly. This combination of events means the debt reckoning is probably around the corner. The policies will expose worthless debt that was not issued to generate productivity and, let’s face it, that is a key characteristic of Western debt exemplified by corporates borrowing from banks in order to pay out dividends in the form of share buy-backs. The central banks themselves can’t predict precisely how the massive deleveraging will pan out, but they know it’s going to be ugly; and they need that ugliness to move the reset agenda forward.

A tale of two inflations

There is another source of inflation, and that of course is energy, fuel and food. This is not caused by a fundamental supply source problem. Its cause is a supply chain disruption and a manufactured one at that. A spanner has been thrown into the supply chain. The inflation is real in the sense that the prices of these commodities are going through the roof. But it is manufactured in the sense that its trumpeted cause – the Ukraine crisis – was unnecessarily driven by NATO allies who had absolutely no business using Ukrainians as cannon fodder in a proxy war with Russia aimed at, among other things, bringing about regime change in Russia.

In the same way that Russia was obliged to back down from using Cuba as a nuclear missile staging post in 1962, NATO and the US had no business expanding NATO right up to Russia’s border by pushing for Ukraine to become a member of NATO. When Russia responded in similar bellicose fashion as the US did when the shoe was on the other foot in 1962, the EU churlishly cut off its nose to spite its face by boycotting Russian gas, on which it relies heavily. Rather than facilitate the peaceful negotiation that all sides knew would have rendered the current conflict a hypothetical debate in a history lesson, Germany’s politicians chose instead to invite their citizens to burn wood this winter, possibly including furniture, to stay warm.   

The Ukrainian supply chain inflation must be seen for what it is – decoy inflation. It’s a smokescreen to hide the elephantine inflation in the room caused by the biggest money-printing spree in modern history. It gives Western governments cover for the pain that ordinary people will be made to feel and the rationing that will likely follow. When the debt ponzi scheme collapses, the public will be sold a host of fairy tales, none of which will make any mention of the small matter of $303 trillion of central bank funny money, 3.5 times greater than global GDP. Putin, Ukraine and whatever other bogeyman can be mustered on the day will be the spoonful of sugar to make the CBDCs go down.

The job of the UK’s incoming premier in September will be to steer the coming financial Armageddon towards digital and financial enslavement. The well-meaning but naïve Martin Lewis, the money saving expert, breathlessly issued his warning that “we are sitting on a financial timebomb that’s due to explode in September”. Energy bills are expected to rise 65% in October on the back of a 54% rise that has already happened in April. Energy bills alone will consume a third of the income of those on the new state pension and more than a third of the income from the old state pension. The Government support programmes offered in May to offset the previous increases will do nothing to ease this impending assault in September. These rises are unaffordable for all but the most affluent.

I say Lewis is ‘naïve’ for two reasons. Firstly, because he believes that the incoming Prime Minister will be trying to ameliorate the impact of this explosion on poor people when in fact they will be operating in accordance with a key sociopathic principle governing the Great Reset – never let a good crisis go to waste. Under this maxim, the pain of ordinary people is not just a by-product of the policies; it is one of the most important ingredients in the Great Reset formula.

Secondly, Lewis makes no mention of the $303 trillion post-2008 ponzi scheme debt that is, as the nice people in the banking industry would say, about to be “deleveraged”. Inflation, interest rate hikes and therefore the whole cost of living crisis, are not simply unfortunate by-products of central bank policies – they are just some of the wrecking balls being used to demolish the old system.. People are simply the eggs to be broken in the making of their new omelette.  

Another important direct consequence of rate hikes is making home loans and mortgages unaffordable, which in turn may see a collapse of the housing market and repossessions. In 2021, banks were already making plans to become huge landlords: all part of the plan for us to own nothing and be happy. It’s diabolically ingenious. First make money from creating junk debt to fuel the housing market and then, when it all comes crashing down, seize the houses and rent them back. Credit card debt and consumer loans will take a similar beating as consumers default. 

The big picture

The looming financial crisis combined with the impact so far from lockdowns, virus mania and the broken economy could dovetail into this worst-case scenario for totalitarian enslavement, which includes some lucid points made recently by Mike Yeadon

  • A controlled demolition of the broken financial system is underway. It began with covid lockdowns whose objectives were to: expand debt even further to accelerate the collapse; accelerate reliance on digital technology and introduce more control and surveillance applications like health passes; decimate independent small and medium-sized businesses to increase the reliance of individuals on the state for a Universal Basic Income and to transfer business from independents to corporates; transfer taxpayer wealth to Big Tech, Big Pharma and other large corporate sectors that benefitted from lockdowns, and; condition the populace to accept maximum control by the state through the state-of-emergency governance paradigm.
  • Supply chain disruptions that began with lockdowns have been accelerated with the manufactured Ukraine/Russia crisis. The resultant crippling food and gas price increases will be used as strawmen to deflect attention from the deflation of the debt balloon created by bankers and central banks.
  • The supply chain disruptions are creating food and energy shortages that may spark huge unrest. This unrest will be met with further authoritarian control measures like martial law, or some variant of it, and rationing using QR code digital ID systems. This is already happening in Sri Lanka. The digital ID system is effectively already in place with the various health passes that have been issued around the world and, for rationing purposes, will be extended to those who have so far resisted coerced vaccination and the accompanying digital ID.
  • As people rise in anger, they may succeed in deposing paid puppets of their invisible paymasters who determine global policy. But if they are not ready to reject the control systems that will be put forward as ‘solutions’, the global cabal will welcome these uprisings as vehicles to advance their authoritarian agenda. Conflict is in fact the dialectic through which the changes they seek are accelerated. Nearly all revolutions are followed by counterrevolutions.
  • Once digital ID applications are widespread, they can be used as levers by the biomedical security state to make access to food and fuel conditional on taking up all the latest ‘vaccinations’. The obsession with compulsory ‘vaccination’ is emblematic of the 21st century totalitarianism. There must be no room for manoeuvre, and control over you is not total until resistance to bodily autonomy has been broken down, until the human body can be ‘hacked’ without your permission and without you understanding what is really going on once they’re under your skin.
  • As the debt bubble is rapidly deflated, there is likely to be some sort of banking crisis to signal another monetary system collapse. Recall the predicted bond market turmoil and its potential effect on banks’ capital. This time, the rescue mechanism served up will be CBDCs – a false pretext since the real problem is debt with no underlying assets with value to support it.
  • The endgame is mandatory digital ID combined with CBDCs. The two interact with each other like a socket and plug. The mandatory digital ID creates an individual record of everything you do and who you are. The CBDC platform will then punish or reward you based on the digital ID information fed to the CBDC platform about what you do and who you are.
  • Because your digital footprint will be linked to your finances, permission to transact on your CBDC account will be conditional on ‘good’ behaviour in all spheres of your digital ID.
  • Access to your funds will be limited if: you’ve been downloading ‘misinformation’ like this article; you’ve finished your quota of 90 grams of meat per month (why aren’t you enjoying the exotic tarantulas Sainsbury’s has imported from Brazil?); you’re not up to date with your covid, monkeypox, smallpox, HIV, and flatulence boosters. The possibilities for behavioural management are endless. You won’t need to be ‘nudged’ anymore. You simply won’t eat if you don’t get vaccinated or if you dare to entertain theories about climate change that contradict the orthodoxy issued by Big Brother.
  • That CBDC platform will be administered on a supranational centralised platform run by a tech giant like Amazon cloud services. In time it will come to serve as a complete and centralised record of your entire financial and digital footprint. You will be a node in the matrix. A data point in a data set. A thing in the internet of things. You will exist at the mercy of a ruthless machine governed by AI designed to recognise and crush dissent.
  • CBDC controls can also be geographically determined. Trying to have a good time 10 miles out of your carbon permitted radius? Sorry but combatting global warming will require the serfs to be on a tight leash.
  • The concept of an enforced carbon rationing and personal carbon trading system linked to your bank account has been around since at least 2006. Under a personal carbon trading system, it is now proposed that less well-off people who need money to, say, to pay their rent to the landlord bank that repossessed their home could sell carbon credits to wealthier people to use for travel abroad on holiday. That’s the global cabal’s idea of an ‘equitable’ world – poor people scraping up enough money for subsistence by selling ‘carbon emission rights’ to wealthy people, guaranteeing that the latter can jet off every two months for their Bali break without stressing about having to share aircraft cabin space with the hoi polloi.
  • Extra mileage will be gained from energy cost inflation by using it as an incentive to guilt people into eating bugs, wearing an extra jumper in winter instead of turning up the heating and gifting their cars to scrap metal dealers, all to appease the carbon emission gods.

It doesn’t have to be this way

This is a worst-case scenario, and things never pan out exactly the way we or our adversaries think they will. But this is what the global oligarchy wants. There have been more than enough statements from WEF mouthpieces and their army of dead-eyed puppets in government to confirm it. You wouldn’t have read this far if you didn’t think there was half a chance this scenario could be plausible. This means that, unlike many, you now have a choice ahead of you.

It’s vital to understand that they are determined to follow through on their planned agenda. This is because serious crimes have been committed, and to halt the agenda now would invite prosecution. It is unquestionably criminal for governments to shut down societies and destroy livelihoods, education and access to health without any scientific basis or evidence and with no cost-benefit analysis to demonstrate that a net benefit to society would accrue. Even before taking into account the trail of death and injury covid ‘vaccines’ have left in their wake, it is criminal in and of itself to coerce people into taking unwanted medical treatments. And yet it was done. Repeatedly. Across the entire planet. The only reason people are refusing to acknowledge these and other crimes is because their scale is so huge that it beggars belief.

For those who have planned these crimes or willingly complied with absurdly degenerate policies, there is no going back. For their own survival, they are operating in coup d’état mode: the only way to avoid prosecution for their crimes is to successfully normalise them and institute a sick society in which people come to accept their loss of autonomy and freedom as a normal state of affairs driven by pandemic hysteria, climate change hysteria, Russia/Ukraine hysteria, Cold War II hysteria or whatever nightmares are conjured to justify despotism under ceaseless states of emergency. While a coup d’état is in progress, it is illegal. If the coup plotters succeed, they become the de facto rulers and are recognised as the new government. So, they will not blink until they are defeated, and it is not politicians or billionaires like Musk who are going to defeat them either. It is ordinary people who need to say no.

If you take pride in being a self-respecting, autonomous and sovereign human being, then just say No to CBDCs and digital IDs that force you to sacrifice your freedom of thought and action. Freedom may well come with responsibility, but that responsibility does not include a circular and self-defeating right or responsibility to curtail the freedom of others. Say No to high-tech feudalism being planned by technocratic governments taking orders from the corporate oligarchy of billionaires. Say No with the confidence that any alternative we choose for ourselves will be infinitely better than that chosen for us by billionaires and their cronies like Sunak. Say No in the confidence that those who caused the unfolding economic chaos cannot possibly be trusted to offer a good faith solution to the mess they have created. Say No in the confidence that doing so will result in the bill for this mess being picked up by those who caused it – the banking, tech, pharma, energy and media oligarchy. 

They will tell you that if we don’t do as we’re told, the whole ship will sink. Don’t fall for it. We were successfully held to ransom in 2008 and they’ll try it on again. When they’ve paid the price for their arrogance and stupidity, they will have lost their power to rule over the world with fear, propaganda, lies and psychological manipulation. This is our time not to blink.

Winter and beyond – Part 1: Tone at the Top and New Virus Mania

By Rusere Shoniwa

You can find more of Rusere’s work at 

This two-part piece stitches together commentary on different facets of the totalitarian agenda to illustrate how a worst-case scenario might unfold this winter and beyond. Although in some respects this piece is UK specific, most of the cabal’s strategies apply globally, and any differences can be put down to cultural specificity and local politics. In part I, I’ll look at the implications of the puppet switch taking place in the UK; whether covid as a tool of oppression is now a spent force; and, how virus mania and the pandemic industry might evolve.

In part II, I’ll look at the economics underpinning everything. Economics is not the only reason for the current diabolical situation, but it’s the main one, and it will be the predominant tool of oppression, as indeed it always has been. I’ll then synthesise part I and the economics of part II to shine a light into the darkened recesses of the minds of those who have perpetrated the atrocities so far. We know the endgame: it’s total control. Unless we know how they plan to get there and how bumpy the ride will be, we might not be able to resist when events unfold.

The past two winters have been the seasons of the Covidian cult, although its power began to wane early this year. In the UK, a beleaguered PM responded to the Partygate scandal by dropping restrictions at the end of January, and the resistance movement started to feel as though the flame of covid hysteria was burning itself out. Even in those parts of the Western world where addiction to covid fear porn persists among a significant section of the population, totalitarian governments are being forced to come to terms with growing covid fatigue. 

Germany, Europe’s largest economy, seems to be seeking a compromise between sanity and the psychotic Covidian cult by legislating to police its citizens’ bodies through ritual mask humiliation and coerced vaccination for six months of the year. Germany’s new brand of fascism will replicate the scapegoating and public shaming that initiated its last descent down the slippery slope by making non-compliers identify themselves as unvaccinated in public. If German citizens have the temerity to decide that their bodies are their own and not the state’s by refusing vaccination, they will be publicly humiliated with enforced public mask wearing. As C J Hopkins points out, all Germans “will have to present their ‘vaccination papers’ (or their ‘recovery papers’) to enter a restaurant, or a bar, or go to the cinema or the theatre, and basically to do anything else in society”.

By the Spring of this year, the UK had officially dropped pretty much all of its totalitarian covid containment architecture; but that must not be misconstrued as deviation from the Great Reset agenda. The UK Covid cult is, as we’ll see, alive and well and there is no guarantee that we won’t witness a resurgence of UK Covidianism this winter.

Tone at the top

On Sunday 17th July, we learnt that Kemi Badenoch was the surprise non-World Economic Forum (WEF) front-runner in the Conservative Party membership polls. This might have been problematic for the puppeteers but, luckily for them, the Tories elect their leaders using the Iranian method of leadership selection – the MPs do the hard work by putting forward suitable candidates and the membership then rubber stamp the MPs’ choices by choosing between two very similar products with different packaging. On Tuesday 19th July, a little over 24 hours after the surprise polling results became known, order was restored with Badenoch’s expeditious removal from the MPs’ ballot. You’ve got to admire the efficiency with which that paroxysm of populism was so swiftly nipped in the bud. Badenoch’s flirtation with Tory leadership came and went so quickly, I got whiplash watching her enter and exit the stage.

Badenoch seemed to be the country’s best bet for a WEF rebuttal, but that doesn’t mean Schwab wouldn’t have made her an offer she couldn’t refuse. She’s a politician after all. But her speedy removal from the leadership race probably saved the WEF chairman a bothersome phone call to Tory HQ. Things were put back on track in the blink of an eye and, with the choice now between Truss and Sunak, a safe pair of globalist hands is guaranteed to continue steering the UK ship through Great Reset waters.

So, what kind of tools might the globalists pull out of their Torquemada’s  toolbox? The covid trojan horse, though not yet dead, has been flogged to within an inch of its life. One part of its deadly payload – ‘vaccines’ and vaccine passports – will require a new pandemic, a new fear, to deliver more of the control agenda. And boy, have they been pulling out all the stops to supply one (more of which later). 

Both candidates have made veiled promises to rule out a repeat of lockdowns, which suggests a pivot away from covid containment policies. But it’s important to understand that u-turns are no longer a political embarrassment; they’re part of the normal landscape. 

While lying has always been a core element of the politician’s job description, it used to be something they tried hard not to get caught at. Under covid, however, shameless, in-your-face lying with impunity has evolved into standard operating procedure. It’s a deliberate part of normalising the abnormal – to make confusion and 180-degree turns so normal that the public accepts broken promises as simply part of the landscape of turbulent times. The idea behind it is that politicians are no longer lying; they’re just adapting to fast-changing circumstances and the public needs to cut them some slack! Stability for any reasonable length of time is now a thing of the past. 

Under an onslaught of u-turns and lies, you are meant to not only stop trying to compare yesterday’s and today’s political statements, but also to no longer care what happened yesterday, just so long as you know what orders to follow today. The global cabal are trying to remake the world in 10 years; working in this cauldron of turmoil requires the public to accept that what was said yesterday will, 50% or more of the time, be ancient history today. 

The medical bureaucracy

If we are pivoting away from covid, the UK’s medical bureaucracy doesn’t appear to have got the memo yet. This is understandable since, under covid control, we witnessed one of the greatest ever bureaucratic power grabs by the medical establishment and, unsurprisingly, they’re not ready to call time on destructive lockdowns, forced masking and forced ‘vaccination’ simply because the public is tired of it.

They want it to continue, not for a little while longer but, in the words of one of their communist supremos, and without a hint of exaggeration, “forever”. The Editors of the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and the Health Service Journal (HSJ) recently told the Government that, in their humble opinion, there should be an immediate return to all the destructive restrictions which have flattened society and not “the curve”. Why? To save the “dying” NHS. Like all addicts, the NHS wants more of the bad medicine that is killing it – restrictions. Restrictions caused care backlogs to balloon to unmanageable levels. And yet what does the NHS want? More restrictions, which will only inflate a care backlog bubble already at bursting point.

Given the changing tone at the top, it’s not likely that the NHS will get its fix of renewed restrictions other than token gestures to keep it from throwing a complete fit. It looks as though extreme covid containment as a tool of oppression has exhausted its usefulness in the UK, and our dictators are pivoting to new strategies and tactics in their quest for total control under the Great Reset/Building Back Better/Sustainable Development/Green agenda.

There are similar signs in the US, where, on 11th August, the CDC dropped several covid containment pillars, indicating a channelling of its bureaucratic energy elsewhere. Among other changes, the requirement to quarantine has been dropped regardless of vaccination status, and social distancing is no longer recommended. However, the trend of waning covid hysteria is not uniform across the US, as blue states like California continue to pay homage to the covid death cult by abusing children in school with masks and insisting on masking in general indoor settings.

As for the pandemic industry, it seems its near-term goal is to wring covid dry with ridiculous variant-specific boosters and its new treatment pills like Paxlovid, for which the medical establishment has decided to cut out the middle-man (your doctor) so you can get it direct from your pharmacy. Needless to say, the search for a new virus nightmare is well underway, as we shall see.

Virus mania gets more manic – planting the HIV vaccine seeds

Joseph Mercola points out that as far back as January 2020, Indian researchers published a paper claiming segments of the SARS-COV-2 viral RNA appeared more closely related to HIV than other coronaviruses. The researchers also claimed that SARS-CoV-2 responded to HIV medications. The researchers came under pressure to retract the paper but not before Luc Montagnier, the Nobel prize winning discoverer of HIV, agreed with their assessment.

Also recall that in December 2020, an Australian vaccine was abandoned after trial participants returned false HIV positive results. The linked article is a classic MSM covid ‘science’ report. The most hilarious paragraph in the report is this one:

“But it also generated HIV antibodies in some recipients – which meant it showed false positives for HIV. Further testing proved the HIV wasn’t there.”

The first sentence says in plain English that “generat[ing] HIV antibodies…meant it showed false positives for HIV”. Then you read an explainer on HIV tests and false positives, and it starts off by explaining the basis of the HIV test:

“HIV tests are based on the detection of antibodies to HIV.”

After you’re done scratching your head over the BBC statement, you realise it looks like an out-and-out lie, and not a particularly clever one at that. The explainer (not the BBC article) on false positives gets equally hilarious, by the way, as it states:

“The main cause of false positive results is that the test has detected antibodies, but they are not antibodies to HIV – they are antibodies to another substance or infection. Tests are not meant to react to other types of antibodies, but it sometimes happens.” [emphasis added]

And there is no further explanation on why “it sometimes happens”. Translation: the HIV test, designed to test for HIV antibodies, sometimes detects other unrelated antibodies. Why? Because, in virology, shit happens.

Now, I’ve deliberately side-tracked into this false positive saga partly because it relates to the main point about the possible link between covid vaccines and HIV, partly for the sheer entertainment value of illustrating the risible quality of MSM science reporting, but also to make the point that, to put it mildly, all is not what it seems in virology. But I recommend reading the explainer I’ve linked, if only the bits I’ve highlighted plus the bit under the heading “Reactive results and follow-up testing”. Then ask yourself how much crazier an HIV test-driven pandemic would look than even the raging insanity of covid.

Let’s return to the tree-trunk of this argument. 

Wind the clock forward to 2022, when sceptical scientists and doctors are recognising that the covid jab, which instructs the body to make part of the viral RNA closely related to HIV, is causing AIDS-like immunodepression – VAIDS (vaccine-acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). Because of its immune suppressive action, the covid jab may well be increasing susceptibility to AIDS.  In July, Chinese officials granted conditional approval for Azvudine, an HIV drug, to be used as a covid treatment.

Note that in December 2021, both the Biden administration and the UK Health Security Agency announced their commitment to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2030. Dutifully on cue, the hyenas in the mainstream media launched an AIDS awareness campaign in February 2022.

In 2022, the NHS stated that it will “expand opt-out testing in emergency departments in the highest prevalence local authority areas”. In other words, HIV blood screening will be a default setting in emergency care unless you explicitly opt-out. The UK’s leading HIV charity is fully on board, stating: “HIV testing must become mainstream in the NHS.” Will all people be properly informed of the opt-out? The medical bureaucracy was pretty blasé about ditching informed consent for covid vaccination so I can’t see them suddenly rediscovering ethics and principles on opt-out testing. 

So, we may be witnessing the beginnings of another test-propelled casedemic being deployed with HIV/AIDS and, with a highly vaxxed population carrying a protein produced in their blood with remarkable similarities to HIV, it might not be that long before we have an HIV/AIDS ‘pandemic’ that, fortuitously for Big Pharma, coincides with its AIDS vaccine development.

AIDS vaccine research has drawn a blank for over 30 years, but human trials for an mRNA HIV vaccine are now underway. With the Overton window on length of time and quality of clinical trials for vaccines completely smashed by the Wild West covid vaccine show, it would seem foolish to bet against a ‘safe and effective’ AIDS vaccine hitting the market in the next 6 to 18 months.  

So, that’s HIV and its strange link to covid. 

Virus mania gets more manic – monkeypox and the smallpox vaccines

By May 2022, the focus had switched to the first ever global monkeypox outbreak following another one of those prophetic biosecurity simulations held last year that amazingly predicted the exact week in which a monkeypox ‘pandemic’ would take off. Continuing with the never-ending series of strange coincidences, this particular outbreak of monkeypox is the first in which gay and bisexual men are at highest risk of infection. This has prompted a vaccination drive directed at this cohort.

Despite the best efforts of the pandemic industry to get people to lose their minds over monkeypox, it appears there’s only so much plague-iarism the public can take in a given time span. The population’s capacity for virus hysteria, though vast, has been entirely spent on covid for now, leaving a deficit of mass psychotic energy for new-fangled poxes. So, we’ve been given another summer off. The summer breaks are integral to the ebb and flow of the control game. To respond constructively to pain, you must have some respite from it. It will return.

The failure of monkeypox to capture the public’s imagination has caused undisguised consternation for the vaccine pushers. In the manner of a school master reprimanding his prefects, the Pfizer member of the pharma cartel has registered its disappointment with public health authorities’ failure to get the monkeypox ‘pandemic’ off the ground. Illustrating the revolving door corruption that is integral to the incestuous relationship between the pharma cartel and its ‘regulators’, this frustration was expressed by Scott Gottlieb, a former FDA commissioner and now Pfizer board member.

It is not a lack of effort that explains the failure of the pharma cartel’s regulatory enforcers to get monkeypox to deliver the next vault of vax cash. The head goon at the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, demonstrated why he was the WEF’s and Bill Gate’s favourite pick for the job by unilaterally overruling a WHO advisory panel to declare monkeypox a “public health emergency of international concern”. The panel had voted against this by a majority of nine to six. Displaying a creative interpretation of elementary school mathematics, Ghebreyesus called this a tie and claimed that, in overruling of the panel, he was acting as a “tie-breaker”. I wrote about ever changing definitions as a feature of the pandemic industry’s smoke and mirrors goalpost shifting. To this, they have now added the Orwellian bending of simple mathematics. In the darkened corners of Ghebreyesus’ mind, 2 + 2 can indeed sometimes equal 5. 

Some perspective on monkeypox – as of 11th August, there are 26,000 recorded cases worldwide (0.0003 percent of the global population) and a total of 10 deaths, all occurring in Africa, where monkeypox is endemic. Ghebreyesus’ dictatorial overruling of the WHO’s monkeypox advisory panel is proof, if proof were needed, of how the WHO intends to enforce the pandemic industry’s will over the entire planet should it succeed in getting the nations of the world to relinquish their sovereignty to full-blown medical dictatorship under its proposed Pandemic Treaty.

At any rate, virus mania would not be complete without vaccine hysteria and two vaccines have been lined up for use against monkeypox: Jynneos, which is licensed for use against monkeypox, and ACAM2000, which is approved for use against smallpox but has also been made available for use against monkeypox. Both are actually smallpox vaccines developed some 20 years ago and have not been tested in the context of this monkeypox outbreak so there is no clinical data on how they would be expected to fare against the monkeypox currently circulating. And yet oddly they were licenced for use against monkeypox in 2019, two years before this monkeypox outbreak.

Interestingly, HIV-positive subjects who participated in clinical trials for Jynneos actually saw a rise in HIV virus counts. That’s an interesting safety signal. In the case of ACAM2000, for up to 21 days after vaccination, vaccinees are at risk of being infectious carriers of the vaccinia virus, one of the poxvirus family, because this vaccine is administered as live vaccinia virus, which gives rise to an infection at the vaccination site. This can result in spread of the infection to other parts of the vaccinee’s body through touch. It can also result in spread of infection to other people through contact with the infected vaccinee. If you’re wondering at this point whether it makes sense to be vaccinated with ACAM2000, you are not alone.

But wait: there’s more. The ACAM2000 vaccine causes myopericarditis at the rate of 1 per 175 people, which is a 10-12 times greater rate than the 1 in 2000 rate for myocarditis caused by covid vaccines in young men. That’s a stunning claim, so I dipped into the CDC paper to confirm this statistic and, sure enough, there it is: “myopericarditis also occurs with ACAM2000 (estimated rate of 5.7 per 1,000 primary vaccinees based on clinical trial data), but the underlying mechanism is unknown.”

Virus mayhem and the vaccine smorgasbord … and don’t forget polio 

Let’s see if we can synthesise this witch’s brew of viruses and vaccines disguised as science. 

There is an evidence trail suggesting that SARS-COV-2 viral RNA might be more closely related to HIV than other coronaviruses. This might explain why covid jabs are causing some recipients to experience AIDS-like immunodepression or VAIDS (vaccine-acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). Whatever you do, don’t you dare put on your conspiracy theorist thinking caps and try to link any of that to the simultaneous announcement of policies in the US and the UK at the end of December 2021 to eradicate HIV by 2030. And for heaven’s sake, let’s not be cynical by insisting that the approval of mRNA HIV vaccines currently in clinical trials is a done deal just because covid and monkeypox vaccines were rubberstamped with minimum fuss about due scientific process. I’m sure it’ll be different with HIV vaccines. 

As for monkeypox, thank heavens that can be knocked on the head with smallpox vaccines. Okay, so the smallpox vaccines haven’t been clinically tested for efficacy in this monkeypox outbreak, but the rules of the science and vaccine game have changed. You can’t keep up with viruses if you’re going to insist on testing the vaccines properly against them. You’ve just got to go with the flow and see what works. 

Funny how they’re allowed to go with the flow on vaccines, but ivermectin, which was robustly proven in the field by doctors and in clinical trials, is a no-no.

Sorry, have I mentioned polio yet? No? Well, take a look at this article, which says in one sentence “there have been no cases of polio detected directly in the U.K.” [emphasis added] but, in the very next sentence, it claims there is an “outbreak”. That’s the word it uses. Outbreak. The article claims that “scientists have discovered the outbreak through an indirect route” – sewage. [emphasis added]. One lesson you might draw from this is that there are no lows the pandemic industry will not stoop to, including sewage, to find what it’s looking for.

It also makes you wonder about the meaning of the word “outbreak”. In a previous piece, I looked at how fluidity in the glossary of pandemic terms has become a critical feature of the pandemic industry, giving it generous latitude to interpret events and facts in expedient, if not irrational, ways. Can you have an outbreak with no cases reported? If polio is being, ahem, deposited into the sewage but no one is visiting the doctor with polio symptoms, then do you have a polio outbreak? Sounds like the polio version of: “if a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it falling, did it make a sound?” Any takers for asymptomatic polio? The precedent for humans being disease vectors without being sick was set two years ago so maybe people aren’t going to question the outbreak-of-polio-in-the-sewage theory. But I think we should question it. Covid has taught me two lessons about official government narratives and mainstream reporting: believe nothing and question everything.

At any rate, you are now all walking, talking polio threats and the key takeaway at the end of the polio-sewage article is the advice of the expert virologist: “If you’re not up to date on your polio vaccine, now’s the time to go out and get up to date”. Why am I not surprised to see that nudge?

Another question you may be asking about the polio “outbreak” is, why on earth are we even talking about it when the last confirmed case in the UK was in 1984? Fear not – the polio ‘outbreak’ article explains the mysterious return of polio with no cases. The blame – if indeed it is possible to assign blame for something you’re not quite sure has really happened – is being placed squarely at the feet of the covid ‘pandemic’ because it has “disrupted childhood vaccination programs around the world”. Was the UK programme disrupted? I suppose if covid could stop the minds of 90% of the population from working, then it probably had the power to stop childhood vaccinations. At any rate, this seems like a strong argument for not declaring pandemics in the first place since they only lead to knock-on pandemics.

Finally, if I were one of those dreadful depopulation ‘conspiracy theorists’, I’d be wondering how the men in white coats might seek to ramp up the toxicity of already toxic vaccines. Could they just dish them out all at once in a vaccine smorgasbord, with each reacting with the other in exponentially harmful ways? In August in the UK, there was a period of two weeks in which a desperate push for polio, monkeypox and covid booster vaccines was all crammed into the same radio news broadcast. They didn’t mention the HIV vaccine, soon to be added to the list. I will not be at all surprised if a flatulence vaccine comes to market in 2030 to celebrate Zero Emissions Day.

In part II, I’ll discuss the pivot to financial Armageddon and how virus and vaccine mania might dovetail with the financial chains that are being wrought for us.

You can find more of Rusere’s work at 

‘I do not consent’: one nurse’s story of vaccine injury, state abuse and emotional trauma


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The Looking Glass speaks to the brave nurse who recently took to Facebook to tell her story and call out the Government’s brutal vaccine mandates for healthcare workers, that still remain in place.

“I’m being thrown in the gutter like a piece of dirt.” Chloe posted this video to Facebook on 13 June. Watch it here.

Chloe, a dedicated nurse who loved her job, spent Christmas day last year in hospital suffering severe heart problems after her second Pfizer injection. Diagnosed with pericarditis and heart dysrhythmia resulting from the jab, she was denied an exemption for the booster. Instead of putting herself at risk of more harm, she chose to walk away from the career she loved.

Just hours after seeing her last patient, she posted an emotional and heartfelt video to Facebook calling out the mandates, and accusing the Government of throwing her and others like her on the rubbish pile. Chloe’s message struck a chord with Kiwis everywhere and the video spread like wildfire.

Despite being hounded by the mainstream media, who she felt would twist her words and “crucify” her, she chose to retreat and prioritise her own well being. The whole experience has severely tested her, physically, psychologically and emotionally.

Now she’s ready to speak up again, and this is the first interview she has given.

The back story

Chloe has been a nurse for 19 years, and knew she didn’t want to have the jab from the get go, and when the mandates came into force in October she and others in her workplace were proactive about meeting with HR to discuss alternatives like PPE and testing regimes. As we’ve seen repeatedly, however, there was no give in the system and Chloe was stood down for several weeks.

But it wasn’t long before the financial reality of the situation hit her. With three children and mortgage repayments that had recently increased, she began to ‘freak out’ and relented. Under duress, she had her first jab in November.

Nurses were broadly against the mandates and did not agree with what was happening but felt they had no control, she says.

“We are firm believers in informed consent, it’s the basis of nursing and it’s being completely negated. I actually wrote on my consent form ‘I do not consent, I’m doing this to keep my job’. I had my first vaccine absolutely balling my eyes out, so to me that’s not a form of consent to start with.”

After her first injection, Chloe says she was fine. But three weeks later it was time to have her second jab or face losing her job. She had it on 22 December, again crying, again writing on her form ‘I do not consent’.

But this time it was very different. Within 24 hours she knew something was wrong.

“I was woken up at 3am on 23 December with chest heaviness and palpitations. I sort of got up, had a cup of tea and thought ‘it’s all in my head’, and went back to bed. And throughout the day of the 23rd, that [feeling] came on and off – the chest heaviness and palpitations. And then on the 24th I started to get chest pain that was radiating through my left shoulder – and for me, that’s alarm bells. So I went straight to the health centre and they did an ECG.”

Chloe’s consent form on the day she took the jab that resulted in pericarditis and heart dysrhythmia, states ‘I do not consent’.

In the course of her work Chloe says she had routinely seen serious vaccine injury after the Pfizer rollout, and says it was invariably written off as either resulting from anxiety or as a pre-existing condition. In advance of her first jab, she had the presence of mind to get a full medical examination, including an ECG, which clearly showed that she had been healthy prior to the injections.

So when she was rushed to hospital with suspected myocarditis after an ECG at the health centre showed she had ST depression (a change in heart rhythm), there was no equivocating about the fact that the jab had caused her symptoms.

Because it was Christmas Eve, and she was a health professional, they allowed her to self-discharge and she went home to spend Christmas with her family. But the next day, she had gotten worse.

“On the 25th I could barely speak, I couldn’t string a sentence together properly, the chest pain was worse and radiating through the left shoulder, so I went straight back.”

She was then diagnosed with pericarditis and heart dysrhythmia from the jab, and later she was also diagnosed with chronic fatigue. Had she not had the ECG and full medical, she believes she would have been told it was due to a pre-existing condition.

No exemption

Chloe points out that she’s not alone – these injuries are now common, but they are being swept under the carpet and passed off as normal. She was unable to even see a cardiologist until May, because they are so inundated with cases like hers, she says.

Despite returning to work after six weeks to pick up a few shifts, she was still suffering extreme fatigue. So, when the boosters were mandated, she decided to go for an exemption. A long wait ensued for an echocardiogram, and when she finally had it, because there was no visual indication of permanent damage, her application for an exemption was denied.

Chloe says she was deeply traumatised by the decision.

“As a medical professional, when somebody has a risk, an allergy to a medication, you do not give them that medication. I had a serious problem with my heart and they are telling me it’s safe to have [the booster]. It defies all medical reasoning. They declined my exemption and I was terminated.”

She had her last shift in June and was stood down for four weeks, with her official last day being 21 July. Chloe’s viral video was posted after her last shift, when she was feeling particularly emotional. She was not prepared for the attention it received.

“I didn’t think. I didn’t think. I just posted it on my page thinking my friends would see it. It was just so wrong what was happening to so many of us. And I was heartbroken. I had just seen the last patient that I’m going to see in I don’t know how long, and I love my job.”

To make it worse, the video sparked a backlash from some quarters. She was trolled by keyboard warriors, and hounded by media. She was accused of making up her symptoms to get out of the jab, of being a conspiracy theorist and an actress. Someone even asked her why she didn’t “follow the science”.

Not only did she thoroughly research the injection – as she notes, nurses are very good researchers and are taught to be – she personally witnessed horrific side effects and had filled out CARM reports for patients. While this was going on, nurses were being gagged by administrators and were not permitted to say anything other than that the jab was ‘safe and effective’.

She was told that she was not allowed to discuss the mandates, or her personal experience on work property. But she says she never recommended the jab to anyone, instead telling people to research it thoroughly before going ahead, and she refused to inject anybody with it herself.

“It’s just wrong, as a nurse, the things I have seen. Forty-year-olds having heart attacks, 30-year-olds having strokes. I’ve seen pericarditis in children with heart arrhythmias and palpitations, and being told that it is anxiety. It’s wrong, it’s so wrong. And they are not being recognised or listened to. There are so many people suffering from these injuries. I honestly feel that the medical professionals are too scared to do anything, to speak up. I certainly was.”

A vindication

But Chloe says she can hold her head high and face her detractors now, as ACC recently approved her claim for vaccine injury. She is still having to fight to get financial compensation, but her medical records were scrutinised and thanks to her ECG and pre-med, ACC accepts that her injuries were caused by the jab. A “major win”, she says.

Despite this, she has plumbed the depth of depression as a result of her experience and when the mandates were dropped for everyone bar health workers, she says she was a mess.

“Psychologically that hit me hard. Really, really hard. I have never been in such a dark place in my life. So bad that I sought help and was under a psychiatrist’s care.”

A naturally active and sporty person before this experience, she’s now focusing on her kids and her health, and taking each day as it comes. Her heart rate still shoots up with exertion, but she has faith that with time and patience and care she can be 100% again.

And while it’s still a struggle financially, she’s feeling better inside herself and says a weight has lifted now that she can speak her mind – and she’s extremely reticent about ever going back to a full time position.

“I don’t need anybody telling me what to do with my body in order to keep my income. I can’t risk it. I have never experienced anything like it in my life. I didn’t feel like a human being. It was horrendous.”

A new advocacy group for nurses has been formed to get the healthcare mandates dropped.

Nurses for Freedom

Now, months after the mandates were first introduced, she says there is a fire back in her belly and she’s working to help other nurses who want to push back against Government overreach.

Along with a wider group of nurses across the country, under the banner of Nurses for Freedom, they are pushing back to get the mandates for health workers dropped – the only ones still remaining, despite a crisis in healthcare due to worker shortages.

The group is open to nurses who have been mandated out of their jobs, vaccine injured or just those who simply don’t agree with this policy.

Chloe believes the tide is starting to turn and people are beginning to question the basics of the vaccine narrative, which more and more realise are nonsensical.

“We were told that it stopped the spread, it does not stop the spread. We were told it would lessen the symptoms, it does not lessen the symptoms. For me, catching covid was nothing compared to my vaccine injury.“

What do people opposed to lockdowns actually think?

By Raminder Mulla, Amy Willows & Rusere Shoniwa

It is hard to overstate the polarising effect on society of the March 2020 lockdown and other Government policies implemented under emergency powers to ostensibly contain the spread of covid. The Government succeeded in achieving compliance with its policies by making an overwhelming majority terrified of the virus while a small minority were terrified of the Government’s success in terrorising the nation. A large majority were quickly convinced by the over-exaggerated threat of the virus to comply with destructive policies while a small minority became convinced that the Government’s policies, far from addressing health concerns, would guarantee lasting damage to our health, society, economy and civil liberties

Those who did not succumb to the Government’s fear campaign were forced to examine their values against the backdrop of such polarised views and to re-assess what really mattered to them. Notwithstanding their deep scepticism about whether lockdowns and other measures were effective in “saving lives”, sceptics of the official narrative questioned the right of the state to pawn the nation’s and individuals’ quality of life and liberty in exchange for unproven gains in mitigating a health threat. 

We felt that it was important to understand the motivations of those who opposed the Government’s edicts, to try to characterise these dissenting voices and to understand how these individuals related to the edicts. This is particularly important considering the suppression and vilification of these voices. 

A substantial body of academic work in this area already exists1–13 but almost all of it used questionnaire-based methods. Such study designs prevent participants from elaborating on their views or justifying the choices they made. This meant that opposition to, and non-compliance with lockdowns, distancing, masking and vaccination would never be understood through the lens of the participants’ self-professed beliefs and values since these were never elicited in the existing studies.

On the contrary, some studies appeared to have been designed to interpret participants’ compliance with or dissent from government mandates as a dubious proxy for mental health. They inevitably concluded that those who objected to the official narrative were psychologically unstable because non-compliance was, by default, correlated with negative character traits. In this pathologising of dissent, we can draw a parallel with the Soviet Union’s post-Stalin era in which a practice known as punitive psychiatry was widely employed to suppress political dissidents.

In lockstep with the academic class, mainstream journalism has made no attempt to understand or communicate with those who opposed lockdowns and other mandates. This failure, combined with the subsequent ratcheting up of the coercion and vilification of those who did not wish to have a covid vaccine, compelled us to enter the vacuum left by academics and journalists by asking those opposed to the Government’s covid controls and mandates what they truly thought.

We interviewed a sample of people and applied systematic qualitative and sociological methods to determine trends in responses. The result was a new study, “Looking into their eyes: a cross section of some people opposed to the official COVID narrative” (available as a preprint on the Zenodo server).

We discussed a variety of issues with participants, such as attitudes to lockdown and vaccination, and elicited views on what covid meant to them. We then analysed the conversations and were able to present a perspective not revealed by any mainstream press outlet or academic journal. 

These are some of the key findings from our study:

Sceptic values and beliefs

Our sample of eleven participants consisted of people in their 30s through to their 70s, either working, retired or unemployed; single, partnered or divorced. All quotes in italics are from our participants.

When participants were asked to describe themselves in their own words, their responses were inconsistent with the negative character traits (principally narcissism) which were reported in mainstream journalism and the academic studies we have critiqued.

They described themselves as “run of the mill people”, or they simply didn’t have “much to say [about themselves]”.A minority of participants mentioned that they felt that they were “outliers”or that they “didn’t fit in”. 

The importance of values such as “doing unto others as you would have them do unto you” was expressed by participants. Unease with rule-breaking, reciprocity in interactions and personal responsibility were conveyed in statements such as these:

I’m not somebody who would naturally want to go against the law or do anything that could possibly harm anyone else.

Tell the truth, don’t be cruel and treat people as you’d want them to treat you, as you’d want to be treated yourself.

I don’t believe that other people should stop living their lives and suffer to keep me safe. It’s up to me to keep me safe, as best I can, that’s how I see it.

“All life is precious, whether it be animal or human.”

While the lockdown-critical viewpoint has typically been smeared as the domain of selfish people, their expressed respect for the autonomy and welfare of others suggests quite the opposite. 

Perspectives on lockdowns

Participants were opposed to lockdown policies for a number of reasons: 


A view commonly expressed was that blanket lockdowns were disproportionate for a disease as age- and risk-stratified as covid-19 and that lockdowns have considerable collateral effects. 

One of our participants put it rather simply: “This idea that we should just throw everybody under the bus for something that is age stratified and quite clearly so, seems so fundamentally wrong to me.


Participants took issue with how the lockdown policies were implemented, in that earlier guidelines on pandemic planning had been discarded in favour of an unprecedented, blanket lockdown approach. Policies informed by science will evolve as the science evolves. However, societal values should also have a prominent role in policy formulation and this was noticeably absent: 

“I think it’s just so wrong. We’re supposed to live in a democracy. And we are tumbling towards totalitarianism.”


Public opinion was heavily influenced by statistics, graphs and data like the innocuous looking “flatten the curve” graphs representing how the lockdown was supposed to work, through to the “graph of doom” that bounced the UK into its second lockdown in November 2020. 

How data was represented was of concern to our participants and in some cases this triggered their first suspicions about the lockdown approach:

“Back in the early days, it was death figures. I think that’s what made me get a little bit suspicious, because depending on where you listened to the news, there were different figures and my first thought was “surely, 10 people dead are going to be 10 people dead, regardless of who was reporting it.” And that happened a few times because I was keeping a track, and that’s what made me sort of fall onto the sceptic side.”


The fear-based messaging used to increase compliance with lockdown policy was discussed, with expressions like “psychological warfare” being used to describe it. Many participants believed that such fear-based messaging was effective in gaining compliance and was also emotionally damaging.

Consequences – and a small step towards recovery

An erosion of trust in the authorities, experts, and ultimately in their fellow citizens, was cited by participants as one of the negative consequences of the covid measures. This was evidenced in statements like these: 

It almost feels like the likely default for people now is fearful or, you know, self-righteous over things that they’ve got completely wrong. It’s just normal for me to see people that way now.

Before all this, you’d say, “well, this is nonsense, you know, people are never going to go along with this.” And yet, here we are. Nothing can surprise me. Absolutely nothing can surprise me.

It’s definitely changed my opinion of people and I don’t think that will ever go away, now…. It’s irreversible isn’t it really… I get the feeling that it has created a big wedge.

I have lost respect for people who I respected previously. It’s made me more avoidant. I will avoid interaction with anyone that I’m not comfortable with. (long pause) That’s really what it’s done. It’s made me more avoidant.

Participants’ statements clearly indicate a widening rift between people across the covid divide, with pessimism expressed as to how this will pan out in future.

It is our view, that to truly recover from the disaster of the past two and a half years, we must start to listen to one another. The arguments of those in favour of covid restrictions have obviously dominated the discourse but the other side must be heard. Looking into their eyes, a 2022 study which is our riposte to the slogan deployed in the Government’s covid campaign, aims to give a voice to censored dissenters. 

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Raminder Mulla is a scientist by trade and training, with a PhD in chemistry. Over the past two years he has written about the dangers of government policies for covid containment. He has been published in outlets such as The Conservative Woman, Off-Guardian and Left Lockdown Sceptics. He keeps a web presence at .

Amy Willows has studied psychology and psychotherapy and has a particular interest in the relationship between psychic and group processes. Since the first covid lockdown in China, she has been talking about the dangers and immorality of mandatory isolation, and demonstrating to oppose the lockdowns in England.

Rusere Shoniwa is a writer providing content for Holding The Line: Journalists Against Censorship and Left Lockdown Sceptics. He has also been published in TCW and The Daily Sceptic (co-authoring with Raminder and Amy). His interviews with prominent figures from the sceptical community, including James Corbett, Fabio Vighi and Dr Sam White, have proved popular. He blogs at

Photo of woman interviewing sceptic by fizkes from Adobe Stock.


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Campaign aims to ‘break silence’ over jab injuries and deaths

By Roger Guttridge

A former UN worker behind a global campaign to support the vaccine-injured has warned that the world is heading for a ‘huge humanitarian crisis’ as the jab’s short- and long-term effects take their toll.

Sweden-based Aga Wilson, founder of #CanWeTalkAboutIt, which was launched in June, will be sharing her views at 7pm UK time on Tuesday August 9 at a meeting jointly hosted by Prepare for Change, Holding the Line: Journalists Against Covid Censorship and the People’s Health Alliance.

Aga, who formerly co-ordinated humanitarian efforts for the United Nations, said one of the initiative’s aims was to ‘break the silence around Covid-19 vaccine injuries and deaths’.

She told me: ‘This is a huge humanitarian crisis and we are only seeing the beginning stages of it.

‘Millions around the world have already suffered adverse reactions to the shots but we are not even seeing the long-term effects yet.

‘I have spoken to many of the vaccine-injured people. I have seen young people who have lost everything.

‘I have seen people who are homeless because they can’t pay their medical bills and they can’t work.

‘These people are being gaslighted. They are being isolated. They have no friends.

‘Their families and their friends have totally abandoned them because they think they are crazy.

‘These people are not being seen, they are not being heard. This is what the media has done.

‘If they go to the doctor, they are told they have severe anxiety or a psychological problem and to go home and take some pills.’

Aga, who began researching vaccine safety after she was injured by the DTP jab during pregnancy six years ago, fears we are heading for a ‘world of damaged people who can’t go to work’.

One of the Can We Talk About It campaign’s primary aims is to increase public awareness and ‘wake more people up’ as well as finding solutions for the injured.

One of the ways it is doing this is by collecting individual stories of vaccine damage and publishing them on social media.

‘Our social media accounts are rising every day and we already need a bigger team to run the campaign,’ she said.

‘Stories are the most important because if you look eye to eye with a person who has been damaged, it’s hard to ignore them.’

The campaign has the backing of major medical figures and organisations including the World Freedom Alliance, Children’s Health Defence, Europe, World Council for Health and the People’s Health Alliance.

• Prepare for Change’s August 9 Ascension Connection Call will begin promptly at 6pm UTC/GMT, 7pm London, 8pm Paris, 11am US Pacific, 2pm US Eastern but those who wish can show up 15 minutes early for an informal chat before starting. To make it easier to determine the time (and date) in your area, we’ve provided this time converter link for your convenience. Here is the link to the call:
The session will be recorded.