The Rutherford Institute: “The Government’s Kill Switch for Your Car, Your Freedoms and Your Life”

Surveillance for our own good? For our own protection?… Not even close.

This article has been cross-posted from globalresearch.ca

Original article written by John W. Whitehead and Nisha Whitehead
@ The Rutherford Institute on February 1, 2022

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“A psychotic world we live in. The madmen are in power.”—Philip K. Dick, The Man in the High Castle

If we haven’t learned by now, we should beware of anything the government insists is for our own good.

Take the Biden Administration’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

Given the deteriorating state of the nation’s infrastructure (aging highways and bridges, outdated railways and airports, etc.), which have been neglected for years in order to fund America’s endless wars abroad, it would seem like an obvious and long overdue fix.

Yet there’s a catch.

There’s always a catch.

Tucked into the whopping $1 trillion bipartisan spending bill is a provision requiring automakers to prescribe a “federal motor vehicle safety standard for advanced drunk and impaired driving prevention technology, and for other purposes.”

As Jason Torchinksky writes for Jalopnik:

It’s pretty clear that the goals of this section of the law are to reduce drunk driving fatalities and crashes via still-undetermined technological tools that somehow are able to “passively monitor the performance of a driver of a motor vehicle to accurately identify whether that driver may be impaired,” and/or “passively and accurately detect whether the blood alcohol concentration of a driver of a motor vehicle is equal to or greater than the blood alcohol concentration described in section 163(a) of title 23, United States Code,” and if either or both of these conditions are proven to be positive — if the car thinks you’re drunk, then it may “prevent or limit motor vehicle operation.

As expected, the details are disconcertingly vague, which leaves the government with a wide berth to sow the seeds of mischief and mayhem. For instance, nowhere does the legislation indicate how such a so-called “kill switch” would work, what constitutes a driver who is “impaired,” and what “other purposes” might warrant the government using such a backdoor kill switch.

As former Rep. Bob Barr explains:

Everything about this mandatory measure should set off red flares. First, use of the word “passively” suggests the system will always be on and constantly monitoring the vehicle. Secondly, the system must connect to the vehicle’s operational controls, so as to disable the vehicle either before driving or during, when impairment is detected. Thirdly, it will be an “open” system, or at least one with a backdoor, meaning authorized (or unauthorized) third-parties can remotely access the system’s data at any time.

This is a privacy disaster in the making, and the fact that the provision made it through the Congress reveals — yet again — how little its members care about the privacy of their constituents… The lack of ultimate control over one’s vehicle presents numerous and extremely serious safety issues… If that is not reason enough for concern, there are serious legal issues with this mandate. Other vehicle-related enforcement methods used by the Nanny State, such as traffic cameras and license plate readers, have long presented constitutional problems; notably with the 5th Amendment’s right to not self-incriminate, and the 6th Amendment’s right to face one’s accuser.

Once again, the burden of proof is reversed, and “we the people” find ourselves no longer presumed innocent until proven guilty but suspects in a suspect society.

These “vehicle kill switches” may be sold to the public as a safety measure aimed at keeping drunk drivers off the roads, but they will quickly become a convenient tool in the hands of government agents to put the government in the driver’s seat while rendering null and void the Constitution’s requirements of privacy and its prohibitions against unreasonable searches and seizures.

Indeed, when you think about it, these vehicle kill switches are a perfect metaphor for the government’s efforts to not only take control of our cars but also our freedoms and our lives.

For too long, we have been captive passengers in a driverless car controlled by the government, losing more and more of our privacy and autonomy the further down the road we go.

Just think of all the ways in which the government has been empowered to dictate what we say, do and think; where we go; with whom we associate; how we raise our families; how we live our lives; what we consume; how we spend our money; how we protect ourselves and our loved ones; and to what extent our rights as individuals can be displaced for the sake of the so-called greater good.

In this way, we have arrived, way ahead of schedule, into the dystopian future dreamed up by such science fiction writers as George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, Margaret Atwood and Philip K. Dick.

In keeping with Dick’s darkly prophetic vision of a dystopian police state—which became the basis for Steven Spielberg’s futuristic thriller Minority Report, which was released 20 years ago—we have been imprisoned in a world in which the government is all-seeing, all-knowing and all-powerful, and if you dare to step out of line, dark-clad police SWAT teams and pre-crime units will crack a few skulls to bring the populace under control.

Minority Report is set in the year 2054, but it could just as well have taken place in 2022.

Incredibly, as the various nascent technologies employed and shared by the government and corporations alike—facial recognition, iris scanners, massive databases, behavior prediction software, and so on—are incorporated into a complex, interwoven cyber network aimed at tracking our movements, predicting our thoughts and controlling our behavior, Spielberg’s unnerving vision of the future is fast becoming our reality.

Both worlds—our present-day reality and Minority Report’s celluloid vision of the future—are characterized by widespread surveillance, behavior prediction technologies, data mining, fusion centers, driverless cars, voice-controlled homes, facial recognition systems, cybugs and drones, and predictive policing (pre-crime) aimed at capturing would-be criminals before they can do any damage.

Surveillance cameras are everywhere. Government agents listen in on our telephone calls and read our emails. Political correctness—a philosophy that discourages diversity—has become a guiding principle of modern society.

The courts have shredded the Fourth Amendment’s protections against unreasonable searches and seizures. In fact, SWAT teams battering down doors without search warrants and FBI agents acting as a secret police that investigate dissenting citizens are common occurrences in contemporary America.

We are increasingly ruled by multi-corporations wedded to the police state. Much of the population is either hooked on illegal drugs or ones prescribed by doctors. And bodily privacy and integrity has been utterly eviscerated by a prevailing view that Americans have no rights over what happens to their bodies during an encounter with government officials, who are allowed to search, seize, strip, scan, spy on, probe, pat down, taser, and arrest any individual at any time and for the slightest provocation.

We’re on the losing end of a technological revolution that has already taken hostage our computers, our phones, our finances, our entertainment, our shopping, our appliances, and now, our cars. As if the government wasn’t already able to track our movements on the nation’s highways and byways by way of satellites, GPS devices, and real-time traffic cameras, performance data recorders, black box recorders and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications will monitor our vehicle’s speed, direction, location, gear selection, brake force, the number of miles traveled and seatbelts use, and transmit this data to other drivers, including the police.

In this Brave New World, there is no communication not spied upon, no movement untracked, no thought unheard. In other words, there is nowhere to run and nowhere to hide.

Herded along by drones, smart phones, GPS devices, smart TVs, social media, smart meters, surveillance cameras, facial recognition software, online banking, license plate readers and driverless cars, we are quickly approaching a point of singularity with the interconnected technological metaverse that is life in the American police state.

Every new piece of technologically-enabled gadget we acquire and technologically-boobytrapped legislation that Congress enacts pulls us that much deeper into the sticky snare.

These vehicle kill switches are yet another Trojan Horse: sold to us as safety measures for the sake of the greater good, all the while poised to wreak havoc on what little shreds of autonomy we have left.

As I make clear in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People and in its fictional counterpart The Erik Blair Diaries, we’re hurtling down a one-way road at mind-boggling speeds to a destination not of our choosing, the terrain is getting more treacherous by the minute, and we’ve passed all the exit ramps.

From this point forward, there is no turning back, and the signpost ahead reads “Danger.”

Time to buckle up your seatbelts, folks. We’re in for a bumpy ride.

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Constitutional attorney and author John W. Whitehead is founder and president The Rutherford Institute. His books Battlefield America: The War on the American People and A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State are available at www.amazon.com. He can be contacted at johnw@rutherford.org.

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Reiner Fuellmich on suing the WHO / Jerm Warfare (Transcript)

Dr. Reiner Fuellmich to Address Crimes Against Humanity

Updated on July 9, 2021 to clarify Reiner Fuellmich’s stance on the upcoming trials. Please refer to the following link for more information.

Nuremberg 2? Reiner Fuellmich Sets the Record Straight with FranceSoir

Reiner Fuellmich, with an extensive team of lawyers and doctors/scientists from around the world, are teaming up to address this widespread farce of the coronavirus/vaccine agenda that we have been thrust into.

The Nuremberg Trials 2021 | The “experimental” vaccine is in violation of all 10 Nuremberg Codes which carry the death penalty for those who seek to violate these International Laws

Dr Reiner Fuellmich begins Legal Litigation on the Covid-19 Fraud- The Greatest Crime Against Humanity

He and his team are uncovering the deception and depravity that a few private organizations have implemented upon the whole world in the guise of a global pandemic. Below is a transcript and video of a shortened interview highlighting some pertinent discussions between Reiner Fuellmich and his interviewer.

To watch the interview in full, please visit the following link: Reiner Fuellmich on suing the WHO

Transcript (embellishment added for emphasis and to highlight pertinent statements):

Reiner Fuellmich: “There cannot be any doubt, whatsoever, at least not for me, after having interviewed so many experts from all different fields of science. Um… doctors, virologists, epidemiologists, economists, lawyers, psychologists, psychiatrists – There cannot be any doubt whatsoever that what has been happening here for a year now, is, and I – when I first said this, some people kind of rolled their eyes and said, “Hey, nobody’s going to ever agree with you”, but this is the worst – these are the worst crimes against humanity EVER, ever committed.

We all know now, I mean, we should though, those ten or twenty percent of us who still have a brain to use and to think with, this has never been about the virus. This has never been about health. This has always been about taking everything away from us so that we would be dependent on them – Plus, population reduction, plus gaining complete control over those who are left.

That is… I wouldn’t have said this a year ago. A year ago if you would have asked me, or if somebody had told me this, I would have said, “Hey, you definitely need to see a doctor.”

But no, this is what all the evidence, all of the people who we interviewed on the corona committee, what this points to, there’s… this is the conclusion is inevitable.

If you, if you don’t have any symptoms, are you really going to go see a doctor? Just because of what this idiot Drosten says? What are you going to do? You’re going to go see a doctor – ‘I have something, I don’t know what it is, but can you help me? Please tell me what I’m suffering from.’

The first question the doctor’s going to ask you is, “What symptoms do you have?”

‘None.’

The Drosten-Corman, or the Corman-Drosten paper, the PCR test protocol, it is completely unscientific. And the second thing is, it looks as though it was done in such a sloppy way on purpose. For the sole purpose of producing as many false positives as possible, all over the world, so that their agenda, which ends with the so-called vaccinations, which of course we all know now doesn’t have anything to do with vaccinations. What we’re dealing with is genetic experiments.

In the end, the clean-up will take years. We’re hoping that this… it’s like an arm-wrestling that’s going on right now. That, as I said, we’re reaching, we’re about to reach the tipping point, I think. Because there’s so many mistakes that they’re making. Because I don’t think that the, all these adverse reactions to the vaccines are part of the plan. And that’s because they’re trying to rush this thing through. And I think what happened is they, we have a whistleblower –

And she told us that the original plan was to roll this out in 2050. But then those who are involved in this got greedy and pulled things forward to 2030, and then to 2020, and that’s why we think that’s why so many mistakes are happening.

‘Cause as I said, they did not really, I don’t think, and we don’t think, they did not really intend these adverse reactions to happen. And to warn even those people who are still, sort of in line with the government.”

Jerm Warfare: “Oh, but come on Reiner, you’re just a tin-foil hat wearing conspiracy theorist.”

Reiner: (laughs) “Yeah, well, the thing is, we have the evidence. I’m – this is, I know there’s some people out there who may not quite work with actual evidence. Well, it’s different with us. Because we have been speaking to all of these scientists and other people. Over a hundred in the meantime. It’s happening globally, but in the end, it may very well turn out that we’re going to have to have a special court because, maybe, there’s a lot pointing in that direction, maybe the national courts will not really be able to deal with this. Because this is such a – this is on such a magnitude, it’s so, it’s so big that it is very possible that we’re gonna eventually need to have something like Nuremberg 2.”

Jerm: “Who is “they” and who are the culprits? Or some of them at least?”

Reiner: “Um… what we’re dealing with is probably .00000 something 1 percent of the population trying to, trying to gain control over the rest of the world. Um, this is not about money, because this group of people, maybe 3,000, this group of people, they are the super rich, they have, in terms of financial assistance, they have much more than they need. They’re not gonna need to buy a tenth or a third yacht, or the twentieth maserati or whatever.

So this is not really about money. It IS about money because they’re using money in order to bribe people and the hospitals, the doctors, politicians. They’re also using all kinds of psychological techniques in order to manipulate people or they threaten people, many politicians, some of them may be threatened, some of them may be getting bribed. But it’s not really about money. They’re using money as a tool.

So what we think is their, what they’re really up to is… you have to keep in mind that the very same people we, a part of which we now call the Davos clique, you know, the self-appointed political elite and the self-appointed corporate elite, that is part of the people who we’re dealing with. And those are the ones who are responsible for the financial crisis some ten or twelve years ago. Had we been a little more careful, had we looked a little closer, we would have known that for thirty years this group of people has been stealing the tax-payers money all over the world.

The first financial crisis would have been the perfect chance for us to catch on to what’s going on. They managed to tell us that they have everything under control. They didn’t. But they started to print money in order to keep us quiet. We should’ve been… we should’ve known that you cannot print money in order to restore what they have stolen. It doesn’t make any sense. Well, this time around, in late 2019 I believe, when things were again coming to a head and things were, again, about to implode, they came up with corona as a diversionary tactic. And we have to keep in mind however, we’re not dealing with a monolithic wall on the other side. There’s lots of infighting, there’s contradicting interests, and that’s another one, another one of our chances that we have.

But you know, we spoke to another investment banker, another American investment banker, and she says the reason why Europe is at the center of all this, this is probably the most important battle ground in this whole war, is because Europe is completely, definitely, totally broke. The ECB is totally broke because they bought all this, all these bonds and papers that are totally, completely worthless. And, what’s even more important, the pension funds, they’re completely broke. Meaning, if people find out about this, that despite their spending so much money on their pensions, there’s nothing left, that’s all stolen. Then we’re going to have a real problem.” And that’s one of the reasons why they’re trying to get Europe under control, before people understand really what’s going on.

I think this is all about moral and ethics. It doesn’t really have much to do with the law. In fact, one of the people who we work with says, in a better world, which we probably will have once this is over, we won’t even need laws anymore because people will understand, because they all have a genetically, a kind of a built in censor for what is right and what is wrong. All of the laws that we have now are one-size-fits-all laws. These globalized laws in particular are made by people who are so far removed from the reality of people’s lives in their different regions, that these laws are practically useless. They’re using them in order to keep us under control. But in a better future, we will probably not need this, because if people are educated enough, talking about world competence again, everybody will know what they can do and what they can’t do. Or, people will, in their respective regions, agree on certain terms of how to live together. We won’t need these globalized laws anymore.”

Jerm: “Yeah, so in other words, there’s going to be a move, sort of towards sovereignty again.”

Reiner: “Yes. And back to the roots, so to speak. This globalism is what got us here. We ended up with global… what do you call them? What do you call the WHO, the World Economic Forum, these are private, global organizations which have taken control over the entire world. Private organizations run by the super rich. I think this is, once people understand this, it’s not going to be too hard, to turn the tables.

Would you buy a used car from Bill Gates or from Klaus Schwab? (interviewer laughs) I don’t think so. I mean, just look at him. These people cannot be trusted.

The most important thing is to just spread the information. Spread the truth. Spread the facts to as many people as possible. And, don’t waste your time on those people who are aggressively on the other side who really want to get vaccinated. I mean, it’s tragic, but we will not be able to save everyone. A lot of people will lose, not just their livelihoods but also their lives.

We’re… our hands are extended to them, so if they change their minds they’re always welcome to come aboard. But those ten or twenty percent of the population that I think we are, in the meantime, maybe more, maybe more people are beginning to ask questions; still wearing their mask because they don’t want to get in any trouble, but those ten or twenty percent of the population – we’re the ones who will turn the tables. And that’s why we have to focus on how can we do this best and that’s why we have to connect with each other.

Also, on a – this is surprising for me, but I think it makes sense, also on a spiritual level.

If we lose, that’ll be the end of humanity, we believe. I mean, if we lose, it means we, as human, lose to digitalism and to completely stark-raving mad people. That’s why we won’t lose. We CANNOT lose, because we MUST win.”

Jerm: “It seems like an incredibly difficult battle. I mean, just on a daily basis, nevermind what you’re dealing with – on a daily basis, I mean, it almost seems like it’s an impossible battle ahead.”

Reiner: “Yes, what they want us to believe. That’s why they invested so much money and so much effort into the mainstream media. But, as far as I can tell, if I look at Germany, it’s the reality is completely different from what they’re trying to make us believe. Whenever I, for example, need a cab in order to go someplace in Berlin or here in Goettingen, or any other place, I think I’ve spoken to at least a hundred cab drivers – almost all of them, one exception, that was last weekend, almost all of them, immediately tell me that of course they know this is stupid, that the mask is not doing anything, and they’re not just doing this intuitively, many of them are actually well-informed because they’re not watching public television. They’re watching – they’re getting their information from the new, from the independent, alternative media. The old media are pretty much dead.

Just like with every flu season, people get sick, people get seriously sick and some people die. And, but what happened in Italy, in Bergamo, for example, or in New York, is probably… this is the result of many of the doctors who we spoke with, Italian doctors, and people from New York, is probably more a result of malpractice than it is a result of the flu. Or the coronavirus, if you want to call it that.

But of course, none of us, we all agree there’s something out there, because if it weren’t then people wouldn’t get sick and people wouldn’t die. But as it turns out, the infection fatality rate of whatever is going on is no higher than that of a common flu. Even the WHO says that it’s .14% and that’s probably in line with the common flu. Even the newest study that I think was published a couple of days ago by John Ioannidis points to an infection fatality rate of .15%. So that’s still in line with the common flu.

There’s only .000 something 1 percent of the population trying to gain control over all of us. We are, if it is ten percent, we’re the best ones. I don’t want to be, I don’t want to sound arrogant in any way, but I think this is true. And the rest of the people, those who are falling in line, those who even want to get vaccinated, as I said earlier, it’s tragic but there’s nothing much we can do about it. They do not really play a role. It’s tragic, but we cannot save everyone. They don’t play a role for the other side, at all. You know? The only role they play for them, is that of cannon fodder and guinea pigs.

Jerm: “What can you recommend, what do you suggest people do – I mean let’s be pragmatic here for a second. What can people do to change things?”

Reiner: “The most important thing is, as I said, to get as much information as possible to spread it as far as possible, and I think that’s only possible if as many people as possible connect, worldwide. ‘Cause that gives a certain strength which goes far beyond that of the ability to exchange information. I think this is, even though it may sound stupid, this is strength on a very spiritual level. I’m not a religious person, but I have come to believe, I have come to believe that, um, there is more… there are different levels of awareness beyond the rational stuff.

I just spoke to a friend who, an American, whose son never got vaccinated. Which is totally, completely unheard of in the United States. Because they get dozens of vaccinations – they’re the most vaccinated people in the world. And she says, and there are other people in her family who made sure that their kids didn’t get vaccinated either, and she says, ‘My child, he is eighteen years old now, my child has certain sensibilities which most other people don’t have. And even if I see him in a group of people, he seems different. It’s almost as though there’s a light shining.” So, what I’m trying to tell you is, there is a level of cooperation which goes beyond the rational idea of cooperation and this is, has to do with spirituality, and I think that’s why it’s so important to connect.”

Jerm: “There’s a crystal ball in front of you, Reiner, what do you see?”

Reiner:I see a much better world at the end of this tunnel. There is a light at the end of this tunnel. And that’s a much better world because most of the things that we have come used to, our way of life, is very destructive. Both on a personal level and on a global level. There’s too much injustice and there’s too many people trying to take advantage of other people. That will change. That’s the light at the end of the tunnel I can see. It probably also has to do with my legal hero, his name – he’s a former Supreme Court justice, of the United States Supreme Court, his name is Louis Brandeis, a hundred years ago, he took on 2 monstrous, large industries, the financial industries and the oil industry and he said, because they were trying to cover everything up, he said, “Sunlight is the best of disinfectant.” and that is still true today. So the light at the end of the tunnel is the sunlight that we need in order to see what’s going on and change things for the better.

It’s been working already. There has been progress. You have to look at the bright side. There has been progress. Because more and more people are beginning to wonder. That in itself is progress. We’re winning some of the court battles. We will win many more. Many people are connected to each other as you said, who would never have believed – I would never have believed that I would be speaking to you, for example. That I would be having fun speaking to you. Some of the people, some of the lawyers who we work with, are just great people. Not those idiot lawyers who you wish didn’t exist, but really good people who are not in it for the money, but who are in it for the cause. And so many other people from all walks of life, which, and it tells me that I wasted my time, when, for example, I went to dinner parties, small talking all the time. That was a waste of time. I’m never ever going to do that again.”

Jerm: “Maybe one day, history will look back on us fondly.”

Reiner: “I think so. Absolutely.”

A huge thank you to Dr. Reiner Fuellmich, the interviewers, and the group of people working to expose this egregious scheme. And thank you to those who are waking up and helping to spread this message. God bless you all.

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