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Celebrating Today’s New (And Few) Heroes (November 15, 2021)

Posted in Covid / Coronavirus, Medicine on November 15, 2021 by e-commentary.org

November 11, 2021

Sent to medicalboard@alaska.gov

Alaska State Medical Board

P.O. Box 110806

Juneau, Alaska  99811-0806

Re:     Sound Medical Information and Ilona J. H. Farr, M.D.       

Dear Board Members:

          I am concerned about some accusations and aspersions being made against my friend Ilona Farr, M.D.  Although we joke that our political leanings and religious inclinations are quite different, I support and celebrate her tireless and selfless efforts to prevent and treat Covid-19 in Alaska.  My support is in a personal not a professional capacity. 

I recently read the article by Mr. Pat Dougherty in the “Anchorage Daily News” titled “Alaska’s medical board needs to act on misinformation.”  He does not provide any evidence of any training, background or experience to be opining on the issues in the article.  He does not appear qualified to practice medicine or to determine how medicine should be practiced in Alaska.  He does not appear to recognize the scope of the First Amendment.  This public health issue is guided if not governed by many laws and regulations.

His allegation is troubling:  “What does the Alaska State Medical Board, which licenses and governs the conduct of all doctors in Alaska, have to say about doctors who give clearly inaccurate and possibly life-threatening misinformation to the public in order to promote their personal political or institutional agendas?”  Ask the wrong question and you invariably get the wrong answer.

The right question is compelling:  “What does the Alaska State Medical Board, which licenses and governs the conduct of all doctors in Alaska, have to say about doctors who give clearly accurate and possibly life-saving information to the public in order to promote the public health and welfare at a tremendous personal and professional cost to themselves?”  The Alaska State Medical Board should commend and encourage them to continue sacrificing and caring for the community.

Would you provide or make available for copying Mr. Dougherty’s written complaints and other correspondence with the Board?  The Alaska Public Records Act (APRA) includes laws designed to guarantee that the public has access to records of government bodies at all levels in the State of Alaska.  The law is available at Alaska Statutes 40.25.110 – 40.25.125. 

The current experimental mRNA treatments and the more traditional adenovirus vaccine were subject to incomplete and abbreviated FDA “emergency use authorization” (EUA) review.  Under section 564 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, the FDA was required to determine that there are no “adequate, approved, and available” alternatives.  https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/mcm-legal-regulatory-and-policy-framework/emergency-use-authorization  Many health care professionals and informed citizens remain concerned that this review of alternative treatments was never adequately or honestly undertaken.  The official “studies” were carefully and strategically titrated to avoid an honest evaluation of a proposed treatment protocol.  The “studies” did not include the specific uses of the medicines and combinations of medicines prescribed by Dr. Farr and others.  The FDA has redoubled its efforts to avoid and preclude honest testing of possible “adequate, approved, and available” alternatives to avoid jeopardizing the EUAs.  In the face of government recalcitrance and indifference, courageous doctors and health care professionals must step in and take care of us.    

In addition, after the sketchy EUA analysis, the actual tests to determine the “safety and efficacy” of the two treatments and the vaccine were limited in scope and duration before hasty emergency approvals.  Something just does not seem right. 

A senior bioethicist who heads a research team at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is taking the lead at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the debate over the ethics of COVID vaccine mandates.  Dr. Matthew Memoli, the director of the Laboratory of Infectious Diseases at the NIH, will argue against vaccine mandates during a December 1 livestreamed roundtable session open to the public.  “There’s a lot of debate within the NIH about whether [a vaccine mandate] is appropriate,” David Wendler, a senior NIH bioethicist in charge of planning the session, told the “Wall Street Journal” newspaper.  “It’s an important, hot topic,” he noted.  Dr. Memoli opposes mandates for the COVID vaccines authorized for emergency use in the United States and has chosen not to be vaccinated.[1]     https://www.wsj.com/articles/vaccine-mandate-debate-makes-it-to-top-federal-research-agency-11636286400

          Banishing citizens who test positive for Covid-19 back home to isolate and decline and inviting them to go to the hospital when it is usually too late to treat is inappropriate.  The current failed plan not surprisingly successfully fills the hospitals with patients and fills the public with unnecessary fear and dread.  You are indeed on your own.  

          The State must embark on a policy of prevention and early treatment.  The State should review and follow as appropriate some of the recommendations set forth by the health care professionals with Front Line Critical Covid Care (FLCCC) and other authorities.  https://covid19criticalcare.com/.  Dr. Farr is among the few health care professionals trying to prevent and treat the Virus with something other than the current experimental creations. 

The Right to Try Act is a federal law that allows patients to try treatment options.  https://www.fda.gov/patients/learn-about-expanded-access-and-other-treatment-options/right-try and https://www.congress.gov/115/bills/s204/BILLS-115s204enr.pdf  As a general proposition, federal law pre-empts conflicting state law; this federal law pre-empts conflicting Alaska state law.  Federal law protects a citizen who seeks to access and use a generic equivalent of Stromectol.  The patient’s access and use should not be and cannot legally be prevented by someone who wants to use Alaska law to deny access and use. 

There is not a “flu season” and a “non-flu season” in Alaska; there is a “non-sun season” and a “sun season” every year.  If each person achieved at least 50 ng/mL of 25(OH) D3, the NIH notes that the mortality rate from Covid-19 would be close to zero (0).  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34684596/  To aid in the prevention of Covid-19, why are there not billboards, PSAs and planes towing banners promoting the regular use of Vitamin D3 (a critical fat-soluble secosteroid) and Zinc during the winter months in Alaska?  The current Chief Medical Officer in Alaska does not mention Vitamin D3 to the public.  Again the duty and the task fall on Dr. Farr and others[2] who encourage and promote the intake of Vitamin D3.  Hippocrates of Kos himself noted that if your shadow is longer than you are tall during the peak of the day, the Sun is not providing bioavailable Vitamin D.

The Board should reassert the primacy of the physician-patient relationship in Alaska.  A physician prescribes and a pharmacist provides.  Pharmacists are not trained to and should not practice medicine without training and a proper license.  When a patient presents a prescription from a physician to a pharmacist in Alaska, the pharmacist should confirm the identity of the individual and provide the medication without question.  This time-honored policy and practice protects pharmacists by providing certainty and relieving them of some ineffable yearning to second-guess the settled decision of the physician and patient and thereby deny treatment without explanation or recourse.  If a pharmacist assumes the role of a physician and refuses to fill a prescription, does the Alaska State Medical Board or the Alaska State Board of Pharmacy have jurisdiction?

The Board should carefully consider the sound legal and medical analysis by the Attorney General for the State of Nebraska in Opinion Number 21-017 titled the “Prescription of Ivermectin or Hydroxychloroquine as Off-Label Medicines for the Prevention or Treatment of Covid-19” dated October 15, 2021.  The conclusion in the forty seven (47) page analysis supported by three hundred and four (304) footnotes is as follows: 

[W]e address only the off-label early treatment options discussed in this opinion and conclude that the available evidence suggests that they might work for some people.  Allowing physicians to consider these early treatments will free them to evaluate additional tools that could save lives, keep patients out of hospitals, and provide relief for our already strained healthcare system. 

https://ago.nebraska.gov/sites/ago.nebraska.gov/files/docs/opinions/21-017_0.pdf at page 47.  The Board should make a formal request for an official legal opinion from the Attorney General for the State of Alaska before proceeding with any action.      

Firing employees or forcing them to resign because of their principles or religious convictions at a time of chronic worker shortage is ill advised and counterproductive.  Intentionally destroying an economy is devastating not only to the economy of the state but also to the health and welfare of the citizens.  Covid-19 has done as much debilitating psychological harm to the populace as the physical damage.

There are some out there who assert if you do not accept all of their medical mandates and their one-size-fits-all treatment option, then they will take action so that you do not get any medical attention of any kind.  They assert their unilateral right to apportion medical care.  That is mad.  That is insane.  That is criminal.  That is a sign that the fear has broken them.  They need psychiatric medical care and must be prevented from denying medical care to others.  

To promote some sense of emotional equilibrium, the Board should encourage citizens to read Rudyard Kipling’s “If” before bed at night and then get a restful night of sleep.  https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/46473/if—  And, according to the FLCCC protocol, consider taking 6 mg of melatonin prophylactically.  https://covid19criticalcare.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/FLCCC-Alliance-I-MASKplus-Protocol-ENGLISH.pdf

Law students are blessed to take a sexy course in “Administrative Law” (“Bureaucracy Law”).  The undersigned’s instructor – a world authority on the FDA – more than two score years ago (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_A._Merrill) might not agree with some or even any of these contentions, yet he always supported honest inquiry.

As a society, we need to transition from this Pandemic to a controlled Endemic as quickly and painlessly as possible.  Dr. Farr is spreading clearly accurate and possibly life-saving information to the public.  Dr. Farr is making heroic contributions to the prevention and treatment of Covid-19.  Dr. Farr should and must be allowed and encouraged to continue practicing medicine in Alaska.  Clio will look kindly on Ilona’s kindness. 

Thank you for your attention to this matter.  Best wishes.                                       

Keeping my head when all about me are losing theirs and blaming it on moi, I remain, 

                                                  ______________________________

CC:    Ilona

“Men [and women] fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth — more than ruin, more even than death.  Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habits; thought is anarchic and lawless, indifferent to authority, careless of the well-tried wisdom of the ages.  Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid …  Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man [and women].”  Bert Russell, Why Men Fight            

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[1]         Dr. Memoli is a likely candidate for the next edition of Profiles In Courage.

[2]         The undersigned made an effort to inform the public by sending a letter to the editor published on August 1:

Letter: Vitamin supplements

Vaccines are not enough.  Take care of yourself.  Vitamin D3 and zinc help sustain one’s immune system.  Discuss with your health care provider taking, say, 5000 IUs of Vitamin D3 and 50 mg of zinc regularly, along with a balanced diet and vigorous exercise after a night of restful sleep.  Take zinc with a hint of copper and an ionophore to get the zinc into your cells.

Alaska should create a contest to craft a catchy slogan like the “slip, slop, slap and wrap” campaign in Australia that encourages kids and adults to protect themselves against the sun and skin cancer.  However, Alaskans need to address a lack of sun, and thus a lack of vitamin D3. For inspiration, think of the catchy first poem recited by some attentive seven-year-olds to their occasionally inattentive parents: “Click it or ticket.”  How about: “Got D ‘n’ Z

[See the e-commentary on courage and truth at “On Courage and Truth (March 17, 2008)”.]

Bumper sticker of the week:

Try courage, because callow just seems so . . . shallow

Red State Medicine v. Blue State Medicine; Red Continent Medicine v. Blue Continent Medicine; WCH v. WHO (October 25, 2021)

Posted in Blue States / Red States, Covid / Coronavirus, Medicine on October 25, 2021 by e-commentary.org

. . .

J          “The Blues are correct.  Go Blue.”

K          “The Reds are correct.  On this one.  Go Red.  On this one.”

. . .

J          “The United States of Polarization is now internationalized.”

K          “The fissures and fractures are worldwide.  Tectonic shifts are taking place.  The world is now taking sides.  Central and South America, Africa and much of Asia are following Red State Medicine and now taking advice from the WCH.  The West including most of North American and Europe less the Scandinavian countries are following Blue State Medicine and still taking advice from the WHO, CDC, NIH, FDA, MSM and their ilk.  The divide is now continental.”

J          “The continental divide.  Each continent is now a petri dish.  Many countries are petri dishes.  Blue State Medicine and the vaccines are the way to moderate this situation.”

. . .

K          ”The Physicians Declaration propounded at the Global Covid Summit in Rome, Italy last month represents physicians and scientists at their best.  How can you quarrel with physicians trying resurrect the traditional physician-patient relationship sans government/industry edicts and intrusion.”

. . .

J          “The FLCCC has gone international.  The Tin Foil Hatters have gone international.”

K         “Those who speak truth speak in every language.”

. . .

J          “How can a life-long Blue person now turn Red?”

K          “The Facts.  The Science.  The Real Science.  The Truth.”

. . .

[See the announcement about “45 health NGOs establish World Council of Health for ‘factual and effective’ advice on Covid-19 issues” in “The Rio Times” dated September 28, 2021; “Early Covid-19 treatment guidelines: A practical approach to home-based care for healthy families” posted on September 23, 2021 and updated on September 30, 2021 at “worldcouncilforhealth”; and the “WCH At Home Treatment Guide” dated on September 30, 2021; another article on the great red/blue culture war at “Pharma’s Culture War:  Are Simple, Cheap & Effective Options Being Downplayed?” dated September 24 by John Roulac; “India’s Ivermectin Blackout – Part V: The Secret Revealed” in “The Desert Review” by Justus A. Hope, MD dated September 27/28, 2021 and an updated “Meta-analysis for Ivermectin”.]

Bumper sticker of the week:

The truth is so unprofitable

The Distal And Frontal Assault On Strombocal / !^e#$e@+!n (September 13, 2021)

Posted in Covid / Coronavirus, Medicine, Vaccine on September 13, 2021 by e-commentary.org

. . .

K          “Human medicine.”

J          “Horse medicine.”

. . .

J          “Mr. Ed?”

K          “Senor Edward, please.”

. . .

J          “Elsie?”

. . .

[See Michael Capuzzo on Matt Walsh:  https://rescue.substack.com/p/believe-it-a-top-old-school-journalist, Matt Walsh:  https://www.yourobserver.com/article/the-battle-for-ivermectin, Michael Capuzzo:  https://rescue.substack.com/p/the-drug-that-cracked-covid-part, Mary Beth Pfeifer:  https://trialsitenews.com/get-sicker-anatomy-of-a-failed-policy/ and https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8383101/.]

Bumper stickers of the week:

You are not a horse.  You are not a cow.  Seriously, y’all.  Stop it.

You are a human.  Seriously, y’all. Start it.

2020: The Year Of Failed Institutions (And Individuals) (December 21, 2020)

Posted in Book Reference, Institutions, Medicine, MSM on December 21, 2020 by e-commentary.org

. . .

J          “The Medical Industrial Complex and then the MSM were the biggest failures.  And the individuals who constitute the institutions.”

K          “The MSM and then the Medical Industrial Complex.”

. . .

K          “Over the decades, I have examined with great care and attention to detail each institution on its own and in relation to other institutions and often circled back with more information to inform, revise and refine the inquiry.  Never have as many institutions proven to be failures in one year as in the year of the Virus.”

J          “Not just institutions, individuals have failed.  The individuals who constitute the institutions also failed miserably.  We as a people may not be capable of governing ourselves individually or ourselves collectively.”

. . .

[See the question proffered a year ago at “Does Any Institution In America Function? Oh, And Happy Friday The 13th! (December 9, 2019)” and a nod to the Solstice at “Darkness . . . And Light.  Oh, And Happy Winter Solstice! (December 17, 2018)”, and other e-commentary at ““Clinton, Inc., Trump, Inc., Bush, Inc., Kennedy, Inc., O’Bama, Inc. (October 24, 2016)” Four Years Later (October 26, 2020)”,  “Clinton, Inc., Trump, Inc., Bush, Inc., Kennedy, Inc., O’Bama, Inc. (October 24, 2016)”, “The Möbius Loop Of Stupidity, Dishonesty, Hypocrisy, Incompetence, Indifference, Arrogance, . . .  Oh, And Happy Thanksgiving! (November 25, 2019)” and ““Monitoring The Masses:  The Card And The Chip (January 12, 2015)” Revisited:  The “Fondle Slab” Enslaves Us All (January 28, 2019).]

Bumper stickers of the week:

Have a sunny Solstice

“War is a way of shattering to pieces, or pouring into the stratosphere, or sinking into the depths of the sea, materials which might otherwise be used to make the masses too comfortable, and hence, in the long run, too intelligent.”  George Orwell 1984 [WordPress does not have an option to underline the title of a book.]

Today’s Santa:  A face mask, a clear plastic shield, a stool six feet away as a surrogate knee with no one on it or in line allowing Santa to stare at and play with his fondle slab.

There is some great solace in knowing that no one can stop one from bringing some joy to some another person

Vaccine Vacillation And Vicissitudes (December 14, 2020)

Posted in Covid / Coronavirus, Health Care, Medicine, Public Health, Vaccine on December 14, 2020 by e-commentary.org

. . .

K          “They make great promises of a vaccine with a ‘success rate’ of 97.312159 % or even, . . . why not, . . . go big and claim 104.312159 % or just make up a number.  Like the Dow, nothing is real today.”

J          “I’ll take it.  Maybe not right now.  It won’t be available to me until April.  We will have more information by then.  If they have enough available vials.  And that turns on whether they can access enough sand to make enough vials.”

. . .

J          “I admit there are some health care workers who are balking at getting the vaccine.  The corporate medical machine instinctively fires them immediately with no severance pay or word of thanks . . . until it realizes there are no ready replacements.  So they are agreeing to keep the disagreement quiet.”

K          “Then the next wave of victims are the most vulnerable who are also more likely nonetheless to suffer unfavorable outcomes.”

J          “Some argue that the most productive should be protected next.”

K          “They can have mine.”

. . .

K          “Why is no one focusing on taking care of the individual?  Why not advise citizens to take Vitamins C and D3 and also Zinc with a ionophore to drive the Zinc into a cell?  And a healthy diet and peaceful sleep?  Maybe shed a few pounds?  A baby aspirin a day to deal with what appears to be a blood condition? That is the solution.”

J          “America is not a preventive medicine kind of place.”

. . .  

K          “Despite efforts to suppress any bad news, word is leaking out to the public.  The MSM and the new age MSM Tech Monsters continue the full-court press to deceive the public but with less success each week.”

J          “I’ll take yours.” 

. . .

[See “95% Vaccine Efficacy? Not So Fast” in “The Automatic Earth” dated December 6, 2020 by Raul Illargi Meijer.]

Bumper stickers of the week:

The self-inflicted Pearl Harbor of our time

We are transitioning from the nightmare of Trumpi to the nightmare of Biden.

2020:  The Year of the Virus; 2021:  The Year of the Vaccine 

Trumpi bungled the Virus; Biden is bungling the Vaccine

Trumpi:  RussiaRussiaRussia

Biden:  ChinaChinaChina

That’s the thing about the future, it is so predictable

Covid-19 PanICdemic/Plague:  Taking Legal Stock (June 29, 2020)

Posted in Covid / Coronavirus, Medicine, Privacy, Public Health on June 30, 2020 by e-commentary.org

. . .

K          “About the run on toilet paper . . . .”

. . .

K          “It is slithering closer.  The very close friend who lost a very close friend will soon be the very close friend who is lost.”

J          “Them or her or him or you or me.  Now or by NOVember.”

. . .

J          “Contract tracing is a diametric departure from and express rejection of the privacy concerns expressed in HIPAA and other legislation.  Now when someone tests positive, all the world is notified.”

K          “The government can justify just about anything domestically in the name of public health and safety.  And the government can justify just about anything internationally in the name of national defense and security.  I concede that I do not have a fundamental quarrel with announcing to the world that someone tests positive.”

. . .

J          “Now that the horses are out of the barn, the government is hiring bureaucrats to determine the names and addresses of the escaped equines.”

K          “The ad for contact tracers says the government is seeking ‘all the king’s horses and all the king’s men’ to interview the team of horses who have fled the barn.”

. . .

J          “And contact tracing has just about exceeded its usefulness when just about everyone you come into contact with has contracted it.  The response has always been two weeks behind.  The strategy should be to get two weeks ahead.  Contact tracing is now two months behind . . . and moot.”

K          “Contact tracing is now the cover to monitor the activities of every citizen.  Now that the Virus has nestled in every corner of the country, contact tracing needs to be curtailed.”

. . .

K          “The current bailout includes provisions exempting all the legislation and payments from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).  We as a society made so much progress and now are on the retrograde.” 

J          “Our personal privacy rights are compromised by all the governments admittedly for reasons that are not implausible in this situation.  The public’s right to know is totally undermined in one stroke by Congress.  There is something retrogressive about all those decisions.”

. . .

K          “The Big X, the Tenth Amendment, is resurgent along with the Virus.  States are now almost co-equal players with the federal government in the political debate over the response to the Virus.”

J          “International agencies and the federal government have failed.  Some state governments have stepped in commendably.  Some state governments have failed.  Some city governments have stepped in commendably.  Some city governments have failed.  The checkerboard response is surreal and unreal.”

J          “Medicine is politics.  What happens when a red state governor does not adopt a mandatory masks policy and a blue city mayor adopts a mandatory masks policy?”

K          “In the city, the citizens wear a mask; in the rest of the state, they wear what they think is appropriate consistent with the ignorant directives of the governor.  But I can assure you that logic will not prevail particularly when you are dealing with American–trained judges.”

. . .

K          “And you know my firm conviction that there are many members of the medical establishment and in government committing crimes against humanity.”

J          “You may be right.  I am still researching.  But no one in power in America will ever be convicted of a crime.”

. . .

Bumper stickers of the week:

Make masks great again

Great Meteor 2020  Just End It Already

Covid-19 PanICdemic/Plague:  Taking Stock (June 22, 2020)

Posted in Bankruptcy, Blue States / Red States, Book Reference, Covid / Coronavirus, Freedom / Liberty, Law, Medicine, Privacy, Public Health, Wall Street, War and Wall Street Party on June 22, 2020 by e-commentary.org

. . .

K          “Taking stock of the stock market is the stock in trade of the Federal Reserve.  The only certainty throughout this Plague is the Federal Reserve doing everything possible to protect and serve Wall Street.”

J          “Those on every street in and out of uniform who are obliged to protect and serve have protected and served the interests of Wall Street not Main Street.”

. . .

K          “It has been a tough few weeks to be a statue.”

J          “Some had to be moved.  But in their uncontrolled and unfocused rage, they may topple a statue of Lincoln without knowing who he was or what he did, albeit with alloyed motives.”

. . .

K          “This is also a tough time to be a state in the Union.  The federal government can print money at will in unlimited amounts forever until the rest of the world unseats the United States as the purveyor of the world’s reserve currency.  The towns, cities, counties, boroughs, water authorities and other political subdivisions can always file bankruptcy.  But the states are stuck because they cannot print money and cannot deficit spend and cannot file bankruptcy.”

J          “And cannot pay their bills.  The federal government has an out, the other governments have an out and the state governments are left out.  It will soon manifest and not be pretty.” 

. . .

J          “My initial fear was that it appeared to be some variety of the Hantavirus which is far more virulent and infectious than Covid-19.”

K          “My continuing fear is that it is becoming more virulent and infectious.”

. . .

K          “I do not know what to make of “Event 201” in October 2019 with the powerful players playing war games and discussing the outbreak of a Coronavirus at the very same time that the Coronavirus was breaking out.”

J          “The exercise let everyone know that they had more than a clue that the Plague was coming, but they were absolutely clueless about what to do about it as it came.”

. . .

K          “The proper use of masks was obvious.  I joined the cover up immediately and was the first Occidental in my Costco to wear a mask way back in early February.”

J          “Make masks great again.  We have always known that fact despite what those in power said and misled.  However, based on recent findings, the concern with spreading by contact with paper, door handles and the like is still a concern but a less urgent one.”

. . .

J          “Faux libertarians say their right to swing their fists only ends an inch from my nose.  However, their swing is still a battery against me and my nose.  And their refusal to wear a mask and cover their nose and mouth hits me right in my nose and mouth.”

K          “They say it is the hit to the kisser that can be the kiss of death.”

. . .

K          “We are in the halcyon days of the Plague.  When do we enter the next stage?”

J          “That is what I fear.  That is what I don’t know.  I’ll simply go on record as prognosticating ‘Winter’ at this time.”

. . .

[See the e-commentary at “On Freedom and Liberty (May 24, 2010)” and “Who Is Your Big Bad Bogeyman? (March 26, 2007)”.]

Bumper stickers of the week:

Make masks great again

“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered.  And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute.  History has stopped.  Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”  George Orwell, 1984  Orwell’s “Party” = War and Wall Street Party?

Covid-19 PanICdemic/Plague:  TSD/PTSD In The New Plague War.  A New Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)? (April 27, 2020)

Posted in Blue States / Red States, Covid / Coronavirus, Kleptocracy, Medicine, Public Health on April 27, 2020 by e-commentary.org

. . .

K          “We are in the halcyon days of the Plague.”

J          “That is what I fear.”

. . .

K          “First responders and healthcare workers are taking over from the military as the new heroes in America.”

J          “In the near future, the RNs and the MDs and the EMTs will be allowed to board planes before others board.  Although we will not be boarding as often.”

. . .

K          “They will board the planes that you and I personally bailed out after the owners looted and plundered the companies and bailed on ordinary Americans.”

J          “The Kleptocracy never sleeps.  The Kleptocracy is far more virulent and a much greater threat than the Virus.  I suffer from ongoing Traumatic Stress Disorder (TSD) and carom between being outraged and being enraged at another carefully planned economic coup d’état.  They are already organizing and planning the 2030 economic coup d’état.”

. . .

J          “In this War on the Plague, the RNs and the MDs and the EMTs are suffering and will suffer the same PTSD that the PFCs and the CPOs and the NCOs suffer.”

K          “In most shooting wars, there are a few minutes of intense activity followed by hours or days or weeks of boredom.  For the First responders and healthcare workers there were and are hours and days and weeks of intense and unrelenting activity followed by a few moments of sleepless respite and restless rest.  They too are now suffering the TSD you talk about in real time.”

J          “The source and nature of the PTSD is quite different.  When most members of the military later have an opportunity to reflect on the designated enemy, they realize and acknowledge that they had no quarrel with the designated enemy.  They were killing innocent kids on behalf of nefarious corporations.  That realization creates even more confusion, frustration, outrage, anger and often self-destructive behavior.  However, there is nothing benign about a Virus that is not burdened with a conscience and does what it is designed to do . . . to maim and kill you.  This Enemy is the acknowledged Enemy of humanity.”

K          “Both groups also have one experience in common.  The ordinary grunts in the military were lied to and betrayed by those in political power and directly by the REMFs.  The RNs and the MDs and the EMTs in the Plague War were and are lied to and betrayed by those in power such as the CDC, the WHO, the MSM, the Surgeon General and so many others in power.  The ‘Plague of Lies’ still plagues us in the ‘War on the Plague’ that will haunt us for years.”

J          “For many health care professionals, the PTSD in large part is regret which is so corrosive and destructive.  In the past, I have interrogated myself many times wondering if I could have done more.  They are also realizing that the treatment protocols they did not establish but implemented in the best of faith were at times wrong, incomplete or inadequate.”

. . .

J          “In the larger population, everyone must deal with ravaged and devastated psyches.  A woman who disregarded my advice in early February to buy and use one mask today and save 500 masks tomorrow resorted to and repeated the government lie.  She flashed on contemporary ‘virtue signaling’ and proclaimed that the masks do not work and should be given to health care workers.  No, wear one.  However, if she is self-aware and if the thought ever dawns on her that she is using a lie to lie to herself and to lie to others, the psychological damage is compounded.”

K          “Someone in February said the idea that this flu is anything more than the sniffles is a ‘stupid’ fool.  He will find fifty different ways to rationalize his position until the day he departs the planet.”

. . .   

J          “There are at least three truths that are debilitating if not devastating.  I must talk myself to sleep.  First, there has never been a vaccine for any coronavirus including for the common cold despite tremendous efforts to find one.  Second, the world record for finding a vaccine is four years for measles after a concerted effort by dedicated and hard-working scientists toiling day and night to find a vaccine.  Third, the Plague seems to be mutating regularly which makes it a moving target to hit.  Oh, and fourth, add the emerging concern that any natural immunity may only be temporary which is related to three.”

K          “Fifth, and never forget that man had a hand in creating the Virus and designed it to elude a vaccine.  If we are not honest about its origin, we will never find a solution.  Sixth, any vaccine is likely to have more side effects than a natural or existing remedy.  And seventh, never forget that Big Pharma is concerned first with profit and will create a vaccine only if there is a profit and will attack any possible remedy that it does not control and market.” 

J          “There is all that.  These thoughts whirring around keep me from sleeping and then when I do nod off they awake me.”

. . .

K          “We disagree about what I facetiously describe as the ‘Trumpi Trifecta’ that may work if given at the right time in the right proportions to the right individuals who have been screened for some concerns.”

J          “In the land of the red, white and blue, we now have ‘red state medicine’ and ‘blue state medicine’ to guide us.  States have been described as laboratories of policy and are now petri dishes of competing protocols.”

K          “As a nation, we will obtain results from South Dakota and Utah and other states and countries.  We must decide which is the ‘red pill’ and which is the ‘blue pill’ in a world where just about everyone is lying to us about what is going on and which pill we should pop.  Taking the wrong pill has consequences.  Those who prescribe the wrong pill will be able to confabulate enough rationalizations to stumble through their lives.”

J          “We do agree that each of us should take ionophores that are available in green tea and yellow onions and other sources and then allow zinc with an appropriate copper chaser to flood the cells.”

K          “Go natural.  I am convinced that plant-based general pathogen destroyers and existing remedies will be the only viable treatments and solutions.”

. . .

K          “The country needs to keep its minds occupied and its hands busy.  The country needs to establish a new version of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).  The kids cannot safely go back to colleges and universities this Fall.  This is the break and the opportunity for the kids to take a break in the assembly line of life and undertake productive social work on the nation’s infrastructure for a livable wage.  The older participants can provide experience and perspective.” 

J          “Almost everyone wants a hand but not a hand out.  Many folks may state that they hate their job, but they want to have a job to hate.  I cannot imagine a more important government program at this time.”

. . .

[See “First the People” in “Epsilon Theory” dated March 23, 2020 by Rusty Guinn.]

[See the e-commentary almost fourteen years ago at “The Residue of Unrelenting Fear:  PTSD Afflicts The Populace (August 28, 2006)” and “Civil War II.  Coming To A Country Near You (November 26, 2018)”.]

Bumper stickers of the week:

“In war, truth is the first casualty.” attributed to Greek writer/poet Aeschylus (525 BC – 456 BC)

Idle hands are the devil’s workshop

Create the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps)

Plant a garden

Does Any Institution In America Function? Oh, And Happy Friday The 13th! (December 9, 2019)

Posted in Academia, Banks and Banking System, Congress, Democrats, Federal Courts, Federal Reserve, Institutions, Jurisprudence Award, Kleptocracy, Law, Medicine, MIC, MICAC, Military, MSM, Noble Prize in Jurisprudence, Pushitzer, Pushitzer Prize In Commentary, Republicans, Supreme Court on December 9, 2019 by e-commentary.org

. . .

J          “I need one more day.”

. . .

K          “You don’t have to name three, just nominate one.”

J          “One institution after the other after the other after the other after the other after the other after the other has failed and continues to fail.  And that is even after lowering the standards to the point that the bar is on the floor.  One more day, I need.”

. . .

K          “The legal system at every level is a fraud and a racket.  We live in a country with many, many, many rules and many, many, many laws, but we do not live in a country that believes in or adheres to the rule of law.  There is no law, there is only ideology.”

J          “The medical and health care / sick careless system is a racket and a fraud.  I drive by the health insurance company skyscraper and reflect that not one person in the monolith has ever applied a band aid to a patient.  There is no care, there is only profitability.”

. . .

K          “The economic system is rigged at every step and turn to loot every last dollar from the people for the benefit of the Kleptocrats.  What is the end game for the expendable consumers who soon will have nothing left to bleed?”

J          “The MSM media is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Kleptocrats.  The message is tightly controlled by obedient droves of stenographers.  As a first step, everyone should skip ‘The Wall Street Journal’ and jump over to ‘Wall Street On Parade’ produced by Pam Martens and Russ Martens.”

K          “Academia is a substantially owned subsidiary of the Kleptocrats.  The message on the critical issues is also controlled and shaped by the corporate sponsors.  The campus buildings are all named for brigands; their kids and grandkids are admitted to skip the classes conducted in the namesake halls.  The hallowed halls are hollow holes.  The MIC is now expanded to include Congress and Academia in the MICAC.”

. . .

K          “Every agency from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) – in the air and on the sea – is corrupt and incompetent.  Regulatory capture exists at just about every regulatory agency.”

J          “Furlough the ‘L’ out of the Bureau of Labor Statistics (B“L”S).  To determine the real rates of unemployment, a citizen must search in the shadows at “Shadow Government Statistics” prepared and analyzed by the dedicated and informed John Williams.”

K          “And then there is the Federal Reserve.  Probably no other institution, less one and perhaps two, has inflicted more grief and despair on the ordinary citizen with less publicity and notoriety than the Federal Reserve.”

J          “And related agencies such as the Securities And Exchange Commission (SEC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) are pernicious because they fool the citizen into believing that someone is watching out for him or her.”

K          “And the Department of Defense (DoD) exists primarily to spend money, drop bombs, and kill people but not to provide for the common defense.”

. . .

J          “The CIA and the FBI are a threat to every citizen at home and abroad and now may be affiliated with and advancing the interests of one political party.”

K          “The police in every burg and borough are paramilitary forces occupying the city and the county and the country.  Very few understand that the real Occupy movement in America grinds on.”

. . .

K          “Even many of the vaunted NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) surreptitiously serve the government’s interests.  The  Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is a front for the MICAC and shielded by the MSM that advances the propaganda.”

. . .

J          “Local EMTs and fire departments are generally contributing to the public good.”

. . .

J          “The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) is a credit worthy institution administering its duties dutifully.”

K          “Despite unrelenting opposition from the White House, Republicans and industry, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is doing what it can to reduce the plundering and the pummeling of the Planet.” 

. . .

K          “The ACLU is fighting the good fight.”

J          “Planned Parenthood is improving our plight.”

. . .

[See “Journalist:  Newsweek Suppressed OPCW Scandal And Threatened Me With Legal Action” and other articles in “caitlinjohnstone.com” by Caitlin Johnstone, the 2019 recipient of the Pushitzer Prize In Commentary, dated December 8, 2019 and the discussion of e-con-omics in “Against Economics” in “The New York Review of Books” by David Graeber dated December 5, 2019.]

[See the e-commentary at “Here Comes Da Judge; Dere Goes Da Justice (August 31, 2015)”, “The FBI File:  The American Imprimatur Of Success (January 18, 2016)”, “Suing Law Schools; Suing Gun Makers.  Oh, And Happy Law Day! (April 30, 2018)” and “Clinton, Inc., Trump, Inc., Bush, Inc., Kennedy, Inc., O’Bama, Inc. (October 24, 2016)”.]

Bumper stickers of the week:

“Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.”  Eric Hoffer

America is a racket not a republic.

“If the misery of the poor not be caused by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.”  Charles Darwin 

There is nothing you can do to make any material change of any kind in any way today.

“Start where you are.  Use what you have.  Do what you can.”  Arthur Ashe

Doctorin’ And Lawyerin’ And Laborin’ (September 5, 2011)

Posted in Health Care, Law, Medicine, Society on September 5, 2011 by e-commentary.org

. . .

D          “After the team gives the usual heroic effort and pulls off a miracle, the patient and family proclaim ‘Thank God’.  When God decrees a different but ultimately inevitable outcome, the family always wonders whether I could have done more.”

L          “If the outcome is favorable, the client takes credit and says that he should not have to pay.  If the outcome is unfavorable, the client assigns blame and says that he should not have to pay.”

. . .

Bumper stickers of the week:

Ernesto “Che” Guevara, M.D.; Fidel Castro, J.D.

“How can I ever repay you?”  “You can pay my bill?”

“What do lawyers use for birth control?”  “Their personalities.”

The Federal Labor Standards Act of 1938 intended in part to increase the cost of working an employee more than eight hours a day so that others would be hired and put to work.  Employers now hire workers for less than eight hours a day so as to avoid the requirements of the statute and thus pay fewer benefits to those few individuals who are hired.