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Given the deteriorating state of the nation’s infrastructure (aging highways and bridges, outdated railways and airports, etc.), which have been neglected for years in order to fund America’s endless wars abroad, it would seem like an obvious and long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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The Tragedy at Astroworld: Travis Scott, Demonic Imagery, and Seemingly Coordinated Events – Was This Planned?

As more information comes out, one has to wonder: are the police complicit? Or just covering up for a failed response?

The awful tragedy that occurred during the Astroworld Festival on November 5, 2021 bears incredible importance and a necessary look into what happened that took at least 8 people’s lives that fateful day.

As many people have related, although they have been to other shows of Travis Scott, this one was decidedly different. Scared and shocked fans took to Tiktok, Twitter, Youtube, etc. to share their experiences of the horrific tragedy that surrounded them; and the disturbing response from Travis Scott and his team to simply continue on with the concert while multitudes of people were getting trampled, smothered, having what appeared to be seizures, and dying.

While there are many debates and rumors as to what REALLY happened, there is one thing we may be able to say for certain: we will never get the truth from the mainstream media or social media platforms. As it is, there have already been hundreds, if not thousands, of people’s eye-witness accounts being purged off of the main platforms. As I was compiling this list of the suspicious nature of what happened at this concert, I saw videos being deleted right before my eyes.

In the meantime, because I do not want this event to get memory-holed, I have tried to compile a list of the strange occurrences that happened at this particular concert for others to reflect upon, that ultimately culminates to a harrowing conclusion that this concert may have had strategic planning that led to panic and chaos and many people’s terrifying and tragic ordeal.

My heart goes out to the one’s affected by this disastrous and heartbreaking situation.

BEFORE GETTING STARTED: It’s important to realize the manipulation and ridiculing efforts that those in charge of the media try to employ to dissuade anyone from taking these subjects seriously. There is always a pattern of the media denouncing and name-calling anyone who doesn’t follow the “official narrative” and who instead comes to their own alternative conclusions.

Do not fall into this trap. This is a psychological tactic that they employ to keep you from the truth. By resorting to buzzwords like “ridiculous”, “baseless”, “conspiracy theories”, “qanon”, etc., etc., etc., they are effectively making you think that you are crazy should you pursue or even briefly entertain anything that doesn’t fit into what they want you to believe. Be strong enough in your own independence to not fall for these peer pressure attempts and instead build your own individuality and character to not need affirmation from others or the desire to “fit in”.

Also keep in mind, there are countless bots, fake accounts, shills, paid off journalists/media, etc. created for the sole purpose of keeping us all in the dark. And with this Travis Scott/Astroworld incident, it is just another event in a long line of many, that they are trying to direct what people should believe. (Not to mention their habit of silencing people’s own opinions and even discussions by banning, censoring, deleting…)

I obviously cannot control if any of the links go down, so if there are any dead links, please let me know and I will try and find a replacement.

Travis Scott is known for inciting violence and lawlessness

There has been a lot of evidence showing Travis Scott complicit in encouraging “raging”, rushing the stage, entering without tickets, etc.

But in one completely mind-boggling event, Travis Scott is heard saying to his crowd of fans “F— him up!” repeatedly, and “F— his *ss up!” after a fan allegedly tried to steal his shoe in a previous concert a few years ago.

And in May of this year, in a now deleted tweet, Travis Scott admitted the following: “Naw and we still sneaking the wild ones in” – in which the following video shows, isn’t an exaggeration…

HUGE Stampede Rushes the Entrance

The following video (just one out of many videos that fans have taken showing different perspectives) shows a huge stampede of people storming through the entryway of the Astroworld Festival concert. The amount of people, during the same time, shows that this rush has been coordinated. Whoever was behind the group initiating this gigantic onslaught should be investigated.

And while Travis Scott has encouraged his fans to attend his shows even without tickets and to just charge through, the perfect timing for these groups of people to do it all at once shows it was done on purpose – whether through a planned project with Travis Scott and his managerial team, and/or through Apple/Live Nation, security teams/law enforcement, etc. But with a mass of people of this magnitude, it was clearly orchestrated and done on purpose.

Source: worldstarhiphop

Code “Smurf”

The codeword to be used at the festival to describe medically distressed individuals, discussed before the show and documented on their protocol sheets, was “smurf”.

It’s been related by those who work in EMT services that they will sometimes use this word to describe individuals suffering from respiratory problems (can’t breathe – hence, why they turn blue…).

The Event Required a Vaccine Pass (or a negative test)

While a lot of people has latched on to the idea that the concert was a “vaccinated” only event, there was a caveat that concert-goers could show proof of a negative test to be allowed inside instead.

HOWEVER, as was mentioned earlier, hundreds, perhaps even thousands, stormed the entrance without showing proof of anything. No ticket, no ID, no pass, etc. Several concert-goers have also described their legitimate entry that the workers at the booths did not even care to check their tickets, paperwork, etc.

So I’m sure there were a lot of unvaccinated people in the crowd as well. But this is not to say that I don’t suspect that the vaccinated individuals may have been the main ones compromised with what happened during that tragedy. Unfortunately, the vaccine is known for inducing myocarditis/pericarditis, strokes, seizures, and other ill effects – and with an event that holds as much excitement and stress as the Astroworld festival did, it would stand to reason that this may have triggered a response in certain individuals.

People being injected with drugs is a false narrative

Many reports were circulated describing a security guard who may have been injected with unknown substances at the concert. This set off a chain reaction of people speculating that there were groups of people injecting others with drugs and this is what may have caused the chaos that led to many deaths and injuries.

This, however, is now revealed to be false, and the apparent true statement is that the security guard was hit on the back of the head instead. I do want to add, before I found this information, that it is really suspect that the only report that people were being injected happened to stem all from this one story of the security guard getting pricked – no other video that I’ve watched as of yet has described this happening.

It’s also interesting to relate that the seemingly only source that did report on this was the police department. From the chief of police, no less…

Speaking of law enforcement… what were they enforcing?

I personally was at Astroworld Festival, and a lot of stuff going around is factually incorrect

Here is a video I took of a Houston police officer taking SELFIES AND VIDEOS instead of making sure the crowd was safe

Please RT everyone needs to hold HPD accountable pic.twitter.com/2pMKP7OhGV

BORO (@akaElJefe) November 11, 2021

Ever since I posted the video above, people are DMing me more videos of the incompetent security trying to take videos of Drake instead of protecting fans pic.twitter.com/f1Zy1Yc5gf

BORO (@akaElJefe) November 11, 2021

There are also accounts that those who were hired on to stand in to help the security team had little to NO direction, and that they did not even check their background, ID, etc. At least one lady recounts that her own security lead was busy flirting with other girls and watching the show.

Now I want to be clear – I am not bashing the entire security team or law enforcement. There are many videos showing officers, guards, medics attempting to help others. While there are reports that they were incredibly understaffed (understandably, due to the huge amounts of people who broke in), there are also reports that they were under-trained as well.

For an event of this magnitude, all steps should have been taken to ensure people’s safety and well-being, but unfortunately, this was most definitely not the case and several people/groups are responsible. This lies, in part, in the fault of the organizations in charge of hiring qualified staff members and making sure that they are well-trained to address life-threatening issues.

With that being said, that still does not explain why this concert-goer describes her experience as the following:

Describes that she overheard staff saying that they were not allowed to give anymore water out.

People allegedly were also being tased for some reason trying to get things out of their locker…

There were also witness accounts that claim that security guards were told to close the gates at a certain point to prevent letting anyone out.

If all of this is true, that would once again point to law enforcers/security guards and event planners as the culprits for allowing this tragedy to continue. Some even mentioned that the layout of the concert was significantly different than the past events. It shows a floor plan that further prevents people from escaping should a disaster occur. Not to mention other’s testimony of the ground of the concert itself being of a strange platform…

Aerial footage of the aftermath of the Astroworld 2021 festival - captured by drone from KHOU 11

Travis Scott seemingly celebrating people getting injured/dying at his concerts

In what are now deleted Instagram posts, Travis Scott shows several individuals who have either passed out, died, or got injured enough to draw blood.

"Last day of tour was tonight very wild. To that kid who blackout. Ur a hero"
"TO THE KID THAT DIDN'T SURVIVE THE RODEO. UR A HERO IN MU BOOK."
"I love u"

Now, while this is not to necessarily insinuate that Travis Scott takes delight in people’s injuries, but perhaps he was merely showing his appreciation for the fans who “raged” so hard they ended up getting hurt – even to the point of death, (or perhaps these individuals met their injuries due to drugs, natural seizures, heat stroke, etc.) – the eerie smile and revelry that Travis Scott seems to display in the next video as screams of terror surround him, paints a sordid picture that he is, indeed, enjoying the pain and misery that people are experiencing from the horrific anarchy that led to multiple injuries/deaths…

Source: youtube | Rafael Cassaniga | FULL TRAVIS SCOTT ASTROWORLD FEST 2021 HOUSTON TEXAS

Timeline in the works…

Questions surround why the event was allowed to continue, although an excessive break-in happened allegedly at ~9:00 in the morning and also ~2:00p.m., according to several sources; in which vidoes show several hundred people storming the entrance. A number of arrests were allegedly made, but because of the chaotic amount of people, there was no way to address everyone in the crowds.

Then there’s the matter that at the very beginning of Travis Scott’s show, there were reports of a wave of people passing out.

Whether these were due to dehydration, drugs, vaccine-induced injuries, etc. – there is also an investigation into the timelines of all of these events and when the first report of mass casualties was actually known.

This led to investigators, reporters, journalists, fans wondering why the concert was allowed to continue for as long as it did without anyone attempting to get help for those in dire situations. Finger-pointing ensued, with the chief of police placing the blame on the production team, while Travis Scott’s lawyer claims that the police had every capability of shutting down the show.

While Chief Finner says the investigation is ongoing, his suspicious responses and refusal to involve independent investigations makes me wonder if we’ll get an accurate portrayal of what happened that night…

Houston police chief Finner says an outside investigation is not needed…

This is EXTREMELY suspicious to me. Even more so than the actions of Travis Scott and his entourage itself.

But what makes Officer Finner’s incredibly unprofessional approach into investigating what really happened at this festival so shocking, is that it implies his complicity (and/or ineptitude) of the tragic situation that claimed at least 8 people’s lives.

One of his comments shows his attitude about who he felt had the authority to stop the concert that night:

“He said he didn’t stop the event because “I don’t think that’s fair to those individuals who paid a whole lot of money to come in.”

“The ultimate authority to end the show is through production and the entertainer,” he said.”

Houston police say no need for outside probe of Astroworld deaths

Um… what? Chief police Finner is outrightly admitting that he places those in the entertainment industry at a higher level of authority than himself and his police team – actual enforcers of the law…

Not only that, but his statements conflict. He says that he didn’t stop the concert, even though there was a MASS CASUALTY EVENT, because he didn’t think it was fair to the concert-goers… Yet in another statement, he says:

“Houston Police Chief Troy Finner was quoted in the New York Times as saying, ‘You cannot just close when you got 50,000 and over 50,000 individuals. We have to worry about rioting, riots, when you have a group that’s that young.’ Yet, just a short time later, Chief Finner states the responsibility to stop the show falls on Travis.”

Indeed, Finner told The New York Times that rioting among the already rowdy crowd was a concern he had if the show ended early.”

Travis Scott’s attorney suggests ‘finger-pointing’ at hands of Houston Police for Astroworld tragedy

So essentially… he allowed the deaths to continue, because he didn’t want the possibility of a riot on his hands…? And ultimately points his fingers at Travis? (I am not defending Travis in this instance, but pointing out that the CHIEF OF POLICE admits to putting a lawless man who has been arrested multiple times and is known for INCITING RIOTS above himself and his police force…)

There’s also this report to consider:

“And some of that investigation pointing back at the HPD as the lead law enforcement agency out here that night, with more than 500 police officers, there are many questions about why the commanding officer didn’t just shut it down him or her self?

Well, Chief Finner says he didn’t have the power to pull the plug, so to speak.”

[ https://abc13.com/astroworld-astrofest-houston-police-troy-finner/11220094/ ] “Astroworld Fest: Security guard speaks out, HPD chief defends department during investigation”

But this also conflicts with an alleged account that happened during a previous Astroworld festival (2019) in which Scott’s lawyer says that the HPD cut off the power when the show ran a few minutes over its allotted time. According to the full show posted on youtube, it seems as if the sound got cut off right towards the very end – but as Scott’s lawyer says, that was due to the HPD pulling the plug. So they apparently DO have the capability to do it, but they just chose not to do even in the case of several medical injuries.

And getting back to Chief Finner “not allowing” for an independent investigation, speaks volumes of his character, and that of the suspicious nature that surrounds this case; despite what he says that he has confidence in his own team to get to the bottom of what happened:

Interviewer@10:35: “Chief, there have been calls for an independent investigation by an agency outside of Houston outside of Harris County. Even the county judge has mentioned she wants an independent investigation. Can you say why you haven’t turned things over to DPS, to the Texas Rangers or – “

Chief Finner: “Because I’m really confident in who we are, here at HPD. And I think we can do our own investigation – and, and let’s not jump ahead of things. We’re only a few days into this. And I’m pretty confident of what our investigators are doing already.”

– [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q48XZJAJ9E8 ] – “JUST IN: Houston Police Chief Holds Press Briefing On Deadly Astroworld Festival Incident”

Additional statements that Chief Finner made:

Interviewer@12:30: “Did anyone in the department have the authority or ability to end the show?”

Chief Finner: “When you say ‘authority’ and ability to end the show, we don’t hold the plug. Okay? But it’s always in a plan. And it’s always discussion of how that would happen. And that discussion was had with… we had those discussions, I meant to say, with the promoters.”

Interviewer@19:24: “Why is it appropriate for HPD to be leading this investigation as a homicide investigation or leading it at all?” [after addressing the large amount of HPD officers (both on duty and off duty) who were part of the security group]

Chief Finner: “Why is it not? – We investigate ourselves all the time. But what if we find out that HPD is, is really not the target? If – if we do, if somebody did do something wrong – let me tell you something. I’m proud of what we do here in Houston. So, um, I’m not trying to be smart, I’m just trying to be honest with you.

Um, everybody – this, this independent investigation is this new fashion word. Okay? Independent investigation for what? Where are we right now? We’re nowhere right now. When we get to somewhere – I told you, I’m quick to involve our federal partners. And I’m not against the independent investigation when it’s warranted. It’s not warranted right now. Okay?”

– [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q48XZJAJ9E8 ] – “JUST IN: Houston Police Chief Holds Press Briefing On Deadly Astroworld Festival Incident”

Reading between the lines, this sounds like someone who has something to hide. If he was so confident, as he says, in his team that they made the right decisions, then a call for an independent investigation would not faze him and he wouldn’t be so defensive with his claims. And there is also the ridiculous notion of a self-investigation to begin with. “The suspect investigated himself and found himself innocent.”

Of course a self-investigation is not going to find any wrong-doing… Anyone with a little bit of knowledge would surmise that this is a tactic that is only to prolong a true investigation while evidence is hidden and a cover-story concocted.

But regardless who is ULTIMATELY at blame, to hear a chief of police say that ENTERTAINERS and PRODUCTION COMPANIES hold higher authority than themselves, is incredibly chilling…

FORENOTE before the next section:

Those within enough assurance and confidence in themselves who don’t cave into peer pressure or the psychological manipulation tactics of the media, and/or who have common sense and critical thinking skills, are aware of the possibility that certain celebrities, politicians, perhaps even their next door neighbor, do indeed engage in luciferian/satanic ideologies. The symbolism is everywhere, and, quite frankly, is becoming common knowledge – yet people will still try to deny all of this and justify it all away as “just an expression of art”, or they are “just being edgy”, or satanism isn’t what we think it is, etc., etc., etc.

So to speculate that Travis Scott is indeed participating in a satanic ritual of sorts, while a wake-up call to many, is not as surprising to those who can see the entertainment industry for what it really is. Many have spoken out about this and try to wake up others, myself included, but until people are willing to look and see it for what it is, they will continue to be “spell-bound” into blindingly dismissing it all away as “just a coincidence”.

While many may not believe that people ACTUALLY WORSHIP THE DEVIL, and while they may not believe in these kinds of darkness, the sad reality is that there are groups of people subjected to this torment every single day. My heart goes out to the ones who have been spiritually, physically, and psychologically tortured by those in these types of ideologies.

Whether the initiators of this abuse go by the name of “Illuminati”, or the freemasons, luciferians, satanists, Knight’s Templar, Skull & Bones, etc. (or even if they individually worship the devil) – the fact is that secret societes DO exist. And unless one is a part of their group, then they have no idea what goes on in these establishments.

But many eye-witnesses and whistleblowers attest of the horrific rituals and abuse that they have had to endure and have seen others suffer through. There is also the heart-breaking cases of child-trafficking/smuggling and harvesting, which may and/or may not be tied with these types of organizations as well.

So to anyone refusing to believe that this goes on, and especially to those that make fun of this kind of depravity and insist that it doesn’t exist, I will pray for you that your eyes get opened to the darkness that surrounds us. Even if one doesn’t believe in the devil, the wicked depths of what humans are capable of, especially in a cult setting and/or to gain notoriety/fame/wealth, etc., should be taken seriously. So to anyone making a blanket statement that “the Illuminati doesn’t exist”, shows either a complete lack of knowledge and research on this subject, or an individual who is a part of this society trying to deflect attention and continuing to mislead people as to the reality of its existence.

Now, with that being said, this post is going to segue into the darker aspects of the Astroworld festival, and the incredibly eerie “coincidences” that ties the theories that the tragic incidences that occurred at this festival may have been planned all along and for a sinister purpose…

“Escape Plan” – new track released the very same day of the festival

As numerous videos that have emerged show, many people were heard screaming out for help and literally trying to escape being trampled, squeezed, smothered within the enormous sea of bodies pressing against one another so much so that witnesses described their difficulty to move, much less even breathe.

So it’s interesting that on the very same day as this tragic incident, a new track labeled “Escape Plan” premiered and was the first song that Travis Scott sang to begin his performance. Almost as if it was mocking the festival-goers who can be seen struggling to escape from inside the barricaded areas.

If that wasn’t bad enough, there are a few allusions in the lyrics of this track that sends alarming signals when combining them with the speculations that the tragedy at Astroworld was planned:

Some selected quotes from “Escape Plan”:

“it opened gates and this sh*t just start paradin’ “

She feelin’ anxious to be out where it’s dangerous”

“I filmed, directed, Helter Skelter”

“N*gg*s dyin’ for the chain around my neck, that’s Life Alert”

Correlations

The background of Travis Scott’s performance has been described as looking like a portal to hell, or the gates of hell.

Many people reported their growing feel of dread and anxiousness as the timer approached nearer to 0. Even before Travis Scott took to the stage. Some even related a gut feeling to get out of the pit/middle of the arena before the main show started.

Helter Skelter is a movie/book looking into the suspicious nature of the Charles Manson cult, often referred to as the “Manson family”. It made headlines all over the world due to the murders of a well-known actress, Sharon Tate, and the Labianca family. Tales of inciting a race war, demonic possessions, satan worshippers, and other conspiratorial matter surround this incident.

This can be taken any number of ways, but I just wanted to mainly point out the “Life Alert” reference. “Life Alert” established its popularity mainly by the advert phrase, “I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up!”

Which, in light of the events at Astroworld, where people are literally falling over each other and struggling to get back up, is incredibly eerie.

More strange lyrics and an ominous warning…

Before Travis Scott came on to the stage, Master P, who performed earlier, said to the fans, “Don’t die tonight.”

Was this just a light-hearted warning, similar to “Don’t break a leg?” Or was this a “predictive programming” of sorts? Some believe in the karmic debt solution that tptsb must tell the world their plans or warn them so that their own atrocities go forgiven as long as people go along with their plans, even if it was initiated through deceptive means.

This is up for speculation, but considering the synchronous events that happened at Astroworld, it would not be far-fetched to add this to the growing pile of suspicious behavior at this night’s “festival”.

Continuing with additional lyrics that can be heard in the background as people are seizing or going into cardiac arrest, is the following line that Travis Scott and Drake sang together towards the end of the show:

“I’m mister body catcher, Slaughter Gang soul snatcher” – (Drake’s Knife Talk)

These lyrics were sung while an individual tastelessly dances on top of an emergency vehicle trying to make its way through the huge crowd of fans. Other concert-goers can be heard telling him to get down, but this goes ignored as he continues to dance and films those around him.

Before continuing on, I’d like to take this opportunity to debunk the photo/video clip going around that insinuates that there is a demon jumping into the crowd. While I, personally, believe in God/Jesus Christ and that Jesus did indeed exorcise demons (which, if one believes in Jesus Christ and the miracles that He has done, must also in the same sense believe that demons are real), the following photo is NOT PROOF of a demon jumping into the crowd.

A disrespectful fan is seen on top of the ambulance before jumping into the crowd.

At 54:33 in, one can see a fan standing on top of an ambulance as Travis and Drake sing on stage. At 54:48, the fan is at the edge of the ambulance moments before he jumps off.

While eerie, the figure jumping into the crowd is the fan who was standing on the ambulance just seconds ago.

But the fact that out of the many choices of songs both Drake and Travis Scott have, that they decided to choose this one, during this time, while so many individuals are passing out and suffering distress, casts a suspicious shadow into the motives of what this “festival” was for.

Not to mention the many people’s descriptions of the concert seeming like the “concert from hell” and that everything seemed “demonic”, only adds more fuel to the fire.

8 huge flames to represent 8 victims?

The very first articles that came out to report on the tragedy that erupted out of this Astroworld festival have all stated 8 people passing away during the concert. This has led many to connect this number to the amount of flames that repeatedly flared on the stage during Travis Scott’s performance.

As of this moment, that number has not changed in many arenas. Although some sites are reporting up to 11 people have passed away.

There were so many witnesses and claims of HUNDREDS of people looking blue, not breathing, and their estimations that there is NO WAY that only 8 people died. So why is this the set number reported throughout all mainstream media channels? Is it true? Did only 8 people die?

This also opens up additional questions about event policies. There are protocols set in place that may release liability if an individual does not die within event grounds. So if someone falls ill at a concert, but does not die within its premises but are instead ushered out, even as little as outside the event gate, and passes away then, then the event center is not responsible for the death and subsequent reports would not be required to mention it.

It also raises issues within the reporting/journalistic efforts themselves. As many of us know already, mainstream media news only report on what they’re TOLD to. So if their benefactors/owners tell them to report a certain event, or a certain name, or number… for instance, regardless of the truth, then that is the only thing that we hear coming from those sources.

“Ya’ll know what you came to do.”

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In this video at 10 seconds in, we can see Travis Scott briefly stopping his show to point out an ambulance – even exclaiming, “What the f*ck is that?”; the bright flashing red and blue lights a clear indication of a medical response team or law enforcement. And even just seconds earlier (not depicted in the above video) he can be heard saying, “There’s an ambulance in the crowd – “, so it was obvious that he saw this medical issue.

However, instead of telling his audience to disperse out of the way to let this medical vehicle through, he does this instead:

“If here everybody good, put their middle finger up in the sky.” and encourages the crowd to put two hands in the sky. Then says, “Ya’ll know what you came to do.” and continues right on with the show, with his desire to, “I want to make this motherf*ck*ng ground shake, g*dd*mn it!”

He clearly saw the urgent need for a medical response team, with several people screaming at him to stop the show, but he ignores these cries for help and launches into the next song.

Speaking of the middle finger…

While I haven’t gone through every single one of Travis’ concerts, or even sat through watching a whole show – I have already gleaned his seemingly fixation on getting his crowd to throw up their middle finger to the sky.

Just around 10 minutes before he saw the ambulance, he was again telling his fans, “Everybody put their middle finger to the sky because my boy ready to rage.” then kickstarts into the song “No Bystanders”. Which has the following interesting lyrics that consists of not only “f*ck the club up” – which is exactly what Travis Scott is doing, ironically, and even encouraging his audience to happily go along with it – but also this:

The party never ends
In a motel, laying with my sins, yeah
I’m tryna get revenge
You’ll be all out of love in the end

and this:

Put it on God
He the one who put me on top

I wonder what this could mean? Surely it’s not to indicate that he’s somehow tricking the crowd to flipping the one true God off as hundreds of people are being trampled and suffocating in a huge sea of bodies there for the sole (soul?) purpose of idolizing Travis, right? That’s just crazy conspiracy talk.

Or is it? Why are “celebrities” called idols, to begin with? Why do so many people worship them and heed everything they say? And how much of an ego trip would it be to have someone in a high position of fame and wealth convince their fans to symbolically say “F.U.” to God while idolizing him/her instead?

In a set previous to this, Travis Scott is hyping up the crowd with the following saying, “You know how I’m feeling right now?” while a synthesized voice-over is singing, “Higher, higher, higher, higher…” Travis once again says, “You know how I’m feeling right now?” while the voice continues singing “Higher, higher…” until Travis yells “F*ck that!” then continues to hype his audience and urges them repeatedly to “Say Astroworld!”

Another symbolic reference to denying God by at first seeming to ascend into Heaven, before saying “F that!” and choosing “Astroworld” instead?

And with the line “Put it on God, he the one who put me on top” – we can easily surmise that he is not talking about the God of Heaven, but instead, HIS god – in which those who worship wealth, power and fame know all too well who he is referring to.

Extremely unnerving phrases/quotes scattered throughout the “Astroworld”, including “See ya on the other side.”

A handful of quotes that Travis Scott and his promotional team used for the Astroworld festival are as follows:

“The true dystopia is here!”

“Who knows what lies beneath the surface?”

“See ya on the other side.”

“When the end arrives it’s only the beginning.”

“Open your eyes to a whole new universe.”

Burning dove, or rising phoenix?

Burning dove/phoenix at Astroworld 2021

There is debate with this particular design – some speculate that it is a burning dove, some insist that it is a phoenix – either way, no matter which one it is, it does not bode well in the context of what happened this night.

A burning dove, at least according to this site:

“In the circle of the ancient Babylonian mysteries the dove is a representation of the feminine nature of God. It is also symbolic of the fallen ones.”

Still, the dove may also represent several things: an angel (shown here as in flames – indicative of a fallen angel), symbol of peace (again, since it’s in flames, does this signify destruction of peace?), the Holy Spirit (burning in flames may indicate that it is symbolic of destroying the Holy Spirit), a sacrificial burnt offering to cover sin, etc.

We may never know the true meaning, unless, of course, we are a part of the “Illuminati/Freemason” club that seems to be the initiator of these events. And although it’s admittedly hard to determine the legitimacy of other sources/websites, I do want to point out another incredibly unnerving section that the previous site mentioned in relation to sacrifices, initiations, etc.:

“There are many rituals to bring about different results. Each one has a different affect
on people. There are theories that the United Sates has been lured into many trauma
based rituals that have been “organized” and staged to bring about the new world order.

There are a great number of secret organizations which all practice death rituals or
make death oaths and many of these groups are part of an octopus whose tentacles
reach into organizations, religions, and governments.

Leaders from all over the world are members of these organizations that are considered
Luciferian, meaning that those members carry out our affairs without regard for moral
imperatives or boundaries. They act on behalf of what is revealed to them in secret
meetings. They are told that they will not be judged by any higher authority or God.

In the darkest of Secret societal Illuminati ritual there is a ritual where the initiate is
subjected to witnessing several carefully staged death rites and being told that he or
she may be killed too. The initiate, after witnessing several moments of death is then
given a ritualistic rebirth. The initiate is told that since he escaped death he deserves
to make the change into the new life. It is known as a “hard baptism” or the forging
of “blood cement.” “

Continuing with the other speculation that the bird in flames is a phoenix, we can take a look into its symbolism:

“The Phoenix, of Bunnu is believed to be a divine bird going back to Egypt… This Phoenix destroys itself in flames and then rises from the ashes. Most occultists believe that the Phoenix is a symbol of Lucifer who was cast down in flames and who… will one day rise triumphant. This [belief] also relates to the raising of Hiram Abiff, the Masonic ‘Christ’.” (William Schnoebelen, Satan’s Door Revisited, p. 4)”The Rising of the Phoenix and the New World Order

While people will try to explain this away as just a coincidence, the symbolism is rife at this “concert”, and there is similar imagery scattered throughout other freemason shows, with the phoenix and other occult symbols such as the all-seeing eye(s), portals, and the freemason symbol itself scattered throughout the ceremonies:

Burning dove/phoenix at Astroworld 2021
So much symbolism... London Olympics 2012
According to Travis Scott, Astroworld is based on the Houston Astrodomain venues - one of which consists of the Astrodome - Astrodomain has been renamed to NRG (Energy)
Camera view depicting a freemason symbol with the Phoenix from the 2012 London Olympics
Freemason symbol
Many eyes staring out at the audience (Astroworld 2021).
Blinking eyes stare out of the huge screen at the 2016 Gotthard Tunnel Ceremony, where several high-ranking officials attended
The All-seeing eye, first seen as soon as Travis Scott enters the scene (Astroworld 2021)
Another image of an all-seeing eye from the Gotthard Tunnel Ceremony 2016
Travis Scott infront of the portal (Astroworld 2021 - Image credited to Westopia)
CERN portal (a profound interest of CERN is seeking the "God particle")

So taking the flaming bird into context with everything else shown here at the Astroworld festival, compared to that of other Luciferian events, there is little room to doubt that these are all “just coincidences”.

Strange frequencies playing throughout the show

This list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning this bizarre phenomena that apparently occurred during the day of the Astroworld festival.

What many fans are saying, is that they were hearing strange frequency/synthesized noises even before Travis Scott was presented on stage. There are reports that people were passing out even before this main event. Many people were complaining about hearing this noise, and reflecting that previous Astroworld concerts did not have it.

Indeed, when looking through several footages of the fans’ personal videos, a strange sound/frequency can be heard in the background and also playing dispersed throughout the festival.

Now, this is leading to theories tying vaccinated individuals with the graphene oxide purportedly in the vaccines. Because of the suspicious and dubious nature of the vaccines and its contents – and additional speculations proposing that 5G has something to do with affecting the vaccinated individuals in particular – this has led many to suspect that the concert was an unfortunate test run to see how the combination of these technologies would work once turned on.

The full details on this theory has yet to be substantiated, and if there are complicit individuals involved in the cover-up of this situation, such as, say… the police department, for example, the truth will be harder to determine.

Already there are several “fact-checking” websites insisting that there’s no way that 5G, vaccines, frequencies, etc., etc., etc. led to the multitude of people seemingly passing out and/or seizing at the same time. Which leads one to wonder – what did cause it, then?

How are these “fact-checkers” SO sure that these technologies weren’t involved? Did they individually test every single person that went down and KNOW for certain that vaccines weren’t involved, and that the event planners did not use special frequencies that could affect individuals on a physical level? Are they POSITIVE that 5G was not involved in any way because they spoke with the electrical/power companies involved in running the show? Can they be certain that EVEN IF THEY DID ask EVERYONE POSSIBLE if they were involved in the horrific tragedy that occurred on the night of this festival, that they are not covering up their own complicity?

Or are they merely rehashing what their employers tell them to?

I’d say the answer to that is quite clear.

What we do know, however, is that thousands of people were subjected to hearing this noise/frequency, and several thousand people were vaccinated, and if the theories ARE true that graphene oxide is indeed in the vaccines, that it can cause disastrous effects inside the body.

“But graphene oxide is black! If graphene oxide was in the vaccines, then the vials would be black!”

Really? And what is that under the assumption of? That the solution it was dissolved in was water? What if the graphene oxide was dissolved and/or synthesized using a different solution? What if there are other chemical components involved that can dissipate the black coloration of the graphene oxide?

What if the newer technologies and experiments that scientists are working on have found a way to encapsulate the graphene oxide in a carrier that doesn’t release unless specified to or triggered… through, I don’t know… maybe sonication?

SONICATION:

“The process in which sound waves are used for agitating the particles in the solutions.

These disruptions are used for mixing of the solutions, to increase the speed of dissolution of a solid into a liquid, and for the removal of dissolved gases from the liquids.”byjus.com

Sonication and high-pressure disruption have been effectively applied for disruption of microorganisms, plants, and animal cells.

Sonication is based on the shear forces created by high frequency ultrasonic vibrations generated by resonation (15–25 kHz) of a tuned probe or horn. The sonic pressure waves created cause the collapse of formed microbubbles and their implosion generates shock waves with sufficient energy to disrupt cell walls, and reduce viscosity by shearing nucleic acids.”
Guide to Protein Purification, 2nd Edition | 3 Mechanical Cell Disruption

“Sonication is the act of applying sound energy to agitate particles in a sample, for various purposes such as the extraction of multiple compounds from plants, microalgae and seaweeds.

In biological applications, sonication may be sufficient to disrupt or deactivate a biological material. For example, sonication is often used to disrupt cell membranes and release cellular contents. This process is called sonoporation.

Sonication is also used to fragment molecules of DNA, in which the DNA subjected to brief periods of sonication is sheared into smaller fragments.

Substantial intensity of ultrasound and high ultrasonic vibration amplitudes are required for many processing applications, such as nano-crystallization, nano-emulsification, deagglomeration, extraction, cell disruption, as well as many others.” – wikipedia/sonication

“Christ in Limbo”

In Travis Scott’s album cover for Astroworld, we can see families going into the open mouth of a bronze/golden statue of Travis Scott’s head. Fire and smoke is billowing out, indicating that danger and fear lie ahead, but they walk in calmly and of their own choice.

There are more kids depicted in the image as well, which begs the question – why is this event “all ages” to begin with? The content within Travis Scott’s lyrics is not anything to introduce to little children, or even to people in general who want to maintain a pious and pure lifestyle pleasing to God.

Which leads one to wonder, is the Astroworld cover a direct reference to the Harrowing of Hell / Christ in Limbo artwork, which depicts people in hell and Jesus Christ’s descent into hell to rescue those He chooses?

Is this whole notion implying that Travis Scott is welcoming people to “a whole new world” and through the imagery and his lyrics is indicating that this path leads to hell?

Many attendees at this festival recall harrowing accounts and fearful recollections that it was like a concert from hell. The imagery flashing throughout the stage during the show repeatedly alluded to fiery mountains, portals, gateways… and mixed with screams of fear and desperation while people are struggling to get out of the multitudes of people who are ecstatically screaming in adoration for their idol, leads to an incredibly unnerving conclusion of what was really intended with this “festival”.

Travis Scott’s shirt… “See ya on the other side…”

Travis Scott's interesting design decision for his shirt... (Astroworld 2021)

In combination with all of the other symbology and references to demonic influences, the shirt he decided to wear throughout the whole show does not do him any favors in shaking off the accusations that this was a hellish show, meant to “harvest souls (or energy [NRG]…)”, as some fans/ex-fans/viewers describe it. 

In analyzing this sweater, we can see blue humanoid characters (symbolizing the “smurfs”, perhaps?; the people who have passed over to “the other side”?) and as they are passing through the portal, they are turning into red demonic figures.

This is clearly indicative of something essential if Travis Scott is going to choose this shirt to wear during his performance. His quotes that are clearly alluding to dying and the underworld, such as “see ya on the other side” and “who knows what lies beneath the surface”, the allegorical imagery of walking through an open mouth directly to hell, the upside down cross leading to the portal, mixed in with many other symbols of the occult – it would not be a stretch of the imagination to see the ritualistic aspects of this “festival”.

There is also the possibility that Travis Scott (and/or his agents/handlers involved in this matter) wanted to also highlight the duality element that is rife within occult ideologies. Blue/red, good/evil, life/death, peace/war, order/chaos, etc., etc.

Regardless of the true meaning, in combination with everything that happened at Astroworld, it exposes even more theologies that lends credence to the idea that the horrific occurrences that led to people’s panic and fear, along with the absolutely devastating deaths, were not just a tragic accident.

Other symbolic images from the Astroworld

Images credited to: [ https://www.instagram.com/travisscott/ ] and the owners of various photos from the Astroworld festival.

Dystopia: “A Dystopia refers to a fictional or theoretical world in which the standard of living has become so bad that it is often nightmarish – it is the exact opposite of a Utopia and has been used in numerous works of fiction with media such as “Big Brother” and “Animal Farm” being amongst the most well-known.

A Dystopia may resemble a Utopia at first (known as a “False Utopia”) or may show little or no sign of hiding its true nature – “Dystopia

False Utopia: “A False Utopia is similar to a Dystopia, but instead of the often visibly oppressive and/or anarchic “true” Dystopia, a False Utopia appears inviting at first and indeed may well be a nice place to live in but hides a dark and often terrible secret beneath its innocent exterior. A False Utopia is a place, a town, or even a world that seems or at least is supposed to have no faults, while in reality it just hides them very carefully from its inhabitants.” False Utopia

To end this, I have to mention God and Jesus Christ, who these unsympathetic “rulers” mock at every turn. In my view, with the events that happened at Astroworld, and with many people’s testimony that even though they are not believers, they are shaken up by the events that happened, this was God calling out to you and opening your eyes; letting you finally see the satanic influence that is all around us. Now the choice is yours on what to do with this information. Continue seeking God? Or go back “into the world”?

"You did not choose Me, but I chose you"
John 15:16
"If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you."
John 15:19

Others can close their eyes, plug their ears, and shake their head all they want. But the fact of the matter is that those initiated into the higher echelons of secret societies truly believe that Lucifer is their god and they worship him by participating in these rites. It has infiltrated many aspects of our society. And again, even if YOU personally do not believe in God or the devil and think it’s a ridiculous concept, THESE PEOPLE DO believe in it. And they are the ones dictating the rest of the world because people continue to not be aware of their influence.

I also, unfortunately, could not get to everything that I wanted to, and I doubt I ever could, since this is a very extensive topic and I’m sure there are much more symbols and information that others on the inside would know, that many of us would still be in the dark about. But if you have any more information or knowledge about this event, please let me know in the comment section below or feel free to contact me so I can make a fuller documentation about this situation.

Again, my deepest condolences and my heart goes out to anyone who has lost someone, or who was negatively impacted by this tragedy in any way.

Much love, and many blessings.

In the midst of all the chaos and panic that occurred on November 5, 2021 at the Astroworld festival – whether it was a planned sacrificial attempt, and/or frequency/5G experiment, or an awful tragic accident that had nothing to do with any conspiracies – there were heroes that night who showed true compassion and integrity for their fellow human beings.

Ayden Cruz and Seanna Faith are the two individuals who attempted to get the camera crew’s attention to stop the show. They did, indeed, get their attention, but was shunned and threatened to get off the stage, and those “in charge” (as we learn, the police apparently handed over their jurisdiction to the entertainers/media and allowed the concert to continue even though MASS CASUALTIES were occurring…) refused to stop the concert – because the live show “must go on”.

Disgusting decision on their part, but a beautiful and heart-breaking display on the part of Seanna and Ayden. They, and the multitudes of people who stood up to help complete strangers, is a hero in my book, and deserves the highest of accolades and more recognition than any “celebrity” should. They have set an incredible example of how human beings should treat each other, especially during a sad and terrifying experience, and my heart aches for them that they had to witness the tragedies of this event.

Thank you so much to those kind and brave souls for being the light in the darkness that surrounded the Astroworld festival.

Fact checking is extremely important. I want to reiterate not to take everything at face value; no matter what you read, where you read it from, or who you hear it from. And to be clear, do not rely on “fact checking” websites to give you accurate information either. These are just as likely, (if not even more likely…), to feed false information and false debunking accounts to manipulate the reader. Please take everything into consideration before adhering to a certain narrative – and always keep your mind open to other possibilities.

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Navy Commander Warns of “National Security Threat” from Mandatory Vaccination of U.S. Military Personnel

“Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination – A National Security Threat”

Reblogged from globalresearch.ca
by Revolver and Commander Jay Furman on August 15, 2021

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An officer with the U.S. Navy is warning of a full-blown “national security threat” if the military moves ahead with its planned universal COVID-19 vaccination mandate, in a paper obtained exclusively by Revolver News.

In a memorandum released on Monday, Biden Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin announced his intention to require a COVID-19 vaccination for all service members by mid-September, or immediately should any COVID vaccines clear FDA approval (the vaccines are currently only authorized for emergency use). Servicemen who refuse to submit to the vaccine will potentially face court martials, prison time, and even less-than-honorable discharge from the service.

If that plan goes ahead, though, CDR J.H. Furman warns the results could conceivably be catastrophic.

“The forced vaccination of all military personnel with the present COVID-19 vaccines may compromise U.S. national security due to the unknown extent of serious vaccine complications,” writes Furman. “Further study is needed before committing the Total Force to one irreversible experimental group. Initial reports leave more concern for the COVID-19 vaccinations than the virus itself for the (at present) exceptionally healthy military population.”

Furman is a career United States naval officer, naval aviator, and foreign area officer with extensive experience advising senior military, diplomatic, and international organization leadership. The commander has spent years serving throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East at sea, ashore and airborne. He also holds a Master of Arts in Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Furman’s paper is not long, weighing in at just two and a half pages plus an equally long list of citations. But he nevertheless hits all the key points for why imposing COVID-19 vaccines on the entire general populace is driven by hysteria, not real concern for saving lives or stamping out the virus.

Furman’s key points are:

  • The average member of the U.S. military is young and in excellent physical fitness, two categories that are nearly immune to the dangers of COVID. So far, only 24 people out of 2.2 million military personnel have died of COVID-19, a rate of less than one per 91,000.
  • There is reason to believe severe or even fatal side-effects from existing COVID-19 vaccines are more common than reported, and could even prove deadlier to otherwise-healthy servicemen than COVID-19.
  • There is also the outlier possibility that mRNA vaccines (the kind used by the Moderna and Pfizer shots) may have unanticipated negative effects on the immune systems of recipients.
  • Currently, the U.S. military has proven completely capable of weathering COVID-19 without any loss of effectiveness, so forcibly making the entire service a test case for a novel type of vaccine is a pointless risk.

We invite readers to read CDR Furman’s entire paper below

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We thank Revolver News for having brought this article to our attention.

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Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination – A National Security Threat

CDR Jay Furman, USN*

The forced vaccination of all military personnel with the present COVID-19 vaccines may compromise U.S. national security due to the unknown extent of serious vaccine complications. Further study is needed before committing the Total Force to one irreversible experimental group. Recent reports leave more concern for the COVID-19 vaccinations than the virus itself for the (at present) exceptionally healthy military population, which is not appreciably impacted by the virus without vaccination.

First, SARS-CoV-2 is unlike any other virus. We have yet to completely understand the virology and it is rapidly mutating. Second, the COVID-19 vaccines are all experimental. The world is simultaneously learning about this new technology amongst the largest vaccine rollout in human history. The data on both the virus and vaccines are new and not yet scientifically reliable. Basic assumptions are changing with unprecedented levels of breakthrough cases in the vaccinated population. The U.S. military service member is extremely healthy compared to the general population and is not succumbing to the virus at any significant level, even without the vaccination. According to the CDC, “COVID overall has a 99.74% survival rate. Among young people, that number is even higher. For people aged 18 to 29, the survival rate is 99.97%.” As of August 12, 2021, only 29 (or 0.001%) of the 2.2 mil military population had expired from COVID-19.

To date, the vaccine is more seriously injuring this unique population than the virus itself. A Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) study finds 23 U.S. service members experienced post-vaccination moderate to severe myocarditis who were otherwise healthy and non-symptomatic. There have been many other COVID-19 vaccine harm or death outcomes documented in the U.S. Government’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). In fact, COVID-19 vaccine adverse events comprise a full one-third (over 500,000) of the three-decade total for all VAERS reports. Plus, the VAERS system is underreporting COVID-19 vaccine deaths by a factor of five, according to a whistleblower who is described in their court filing as a “[…] subject matter expertise in the healthcare data analytics field, and has access to Medicare and Medicaid data maintain by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).” They attested that the 9,048 reported COVID-19 vaccine-related deaths in VAERS is more like 45,000, after reconciling the various databases.

The UK government agency Public Health England recently published a report showing that, “people who received the COVID-19 shot are more than three times as likely to die than those who have not received the vaccine.” Early signs in Israel indicate the same. Officials there recently reported that at least 85% of all severe and new COVID-19 hospitalizations are prior vaccinated individuals. The inventor of m-RNA technology, Dr. Robert Malone, recently disclosed that “[…] new data indicates that people who have taken the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are at greater risk of getting Covid than someone who is not vaccinated.” The Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca vaccines also demonstrate significant problems as compared to the negligible military COVID-19 mortality rates. In the European Union (EU), more than 22,000 vaccination-associated deaths are now documented in the EU drug adverse events database. Which caused Doctors for COVID Ethics (an international doctors group from over 30 countries) to conclude on July 9, 2021 “[…] the benefits of vaccination are highly doubtful. In contrast, the harm the vaccines do is very well substantiated […]” Vaccine-enhanced herd immunity is in question. On August 3, Iceland’s Chief Epidemiologist announced that their 95% nation-wide full vaccination rate, “[…] has not led to the herd immunity that experts hoped for. In the past two to three weeks, the Delta variant has outstripped all others in Iceland and it has become clear that vaccinated people can easily contract it as well as spread it to others,”

There is precedence for vaccine failure in respiratory viruses as noted in the journal Nature Microbiology last September, “Data from the study of SARS-CoV and other respiratory viruses suggest that anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies could exacerbate COVID-19 through antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE), resulting in failed vaccine trials.” Evidence suggests ADE could cause viral interference and along with other (influenza) vaccines alter our immune systems non-specifically to increase susceptibility to other infections. The mRNA vaccines may redirect our cells away from suppressing latent immunity issues from previous infections (e.g., chicken pox). Consider along with what Dr. Malone describes as an “entire population [that] has been trained via a universal vaccination strategy to have the same basic immune response, then once a viral escape mutant is selected, it will rapidly spread through the entire population – whether vaccinated or not.” It could mean massive problems ahead for the global COVID-19 vaccinated as they encounter variations and even simple viruses like the flu, in combination.

Natural immunity already possessed by the military population recovered from COVID-19 is effective against all known variants and also likely durable over time, according to Dr. Peter A. McCullough, who is regarded as one of the most credentialed experts on COVID-19 in the U.S.This past January, the journal Nature published that greater than 95% of COVID-19 recovered people have “[…] durable memories of the virus […]” There is precedence here, as well, with SARS-CoV-1 demonstrating 17 years of natural immunity. A Cleveland Clinic study concluded, “Individuals who have had SARS-CoV-2 infection are unlikely to benefit from COVID-19 vaccination […]” Another recent Israeli study questions “[…] the need to vaccinate previously-infected individuals […]” after comparing re-infection rates for the vaccinated and recovered segments of the country’s national health database.” Dr. McCullough strongly asserts that the current vaccination programs have become dangerous and should be shut down immediately – that mass vaccination programs in the middle of a pandemic actually causes the variations, making the entire vaccinated population vulnerable to those same variants.

Currently, about 50% of all active and reserve service members have yet to receive a COVID-19 shot of any type. Based on recent reporting data supported by published research findings, this paper argues that instead of lumping two very large unknowns (COVID-19 virology & vaccine efficacy) into one experimental group — possibly threating U.S. military personnel combat readiness — the DOD should maintain the “unvaccinated-half” as a force protection CONTROL GROUP, thus guarantying a viable fighting force. Similar safeguards should also be considered for the civilian DOD population to support the Warfighter, regardless of the long-term vaccine verdict.

Given the COVID-19 mortality in the military, the U.S. can presently maintain the nation’s defensive manning levels, in all critical fields. Pressing forward against these extremely large unknowns by mandating COVID-19 vaccines could potentially threaten basic military deployment assumptions, to say nothing of the long-term destruction to morale and recruiting. If it is true that the military is, in fact, essential to national survival thereby justifying massive budgets and sweeping measures to protect the Force, then deciding to gamble the entirety of those vital forces on what little is certain, is reckless at best. To do so given such low demonstrated serious outcomes in the unvaccinated Force could prove fratricidal. With a better than 99.74% COVID-19 recovery rate in the military population, the singular act of stopping the present vaccination drive, thus preserving a force protection CONTROL GROUP, could prove existentially critical to the country. Immediately, cease and desist all coerced COVID-19 vaccination initiatives for service members and civilians (except for any remaining co-morbidity groups). Moreover, the force protection CONTROL GROUP should commence harmless alternative and preventative protocols like I-MASK+ currently used in nations around the world with great efficacy. According to the American Journal of Therapeuticsin their May-June 2021 issue “Multiple, large ‘natural experiments’ occurred in regions that initiated ‘Ivermectin distribution’ campaigns followed by tight, reproducible, temporally associated decreases in case counts and case fatality rates compared with nearby regions without such campaigns.”

Bottom line, the known science does not justify committing the entire U.S. troop strength to one singular experimental group. Given the many unknowns and what we have come to learn most recently, mandatory COVID-19 vaccination may not only be rash, but perhaps become life-threatening to the nation vis-à-vis those dedicated to her defense, against very well-known strategic competitors. Simply, COVID-19 forced-inoculation could prove to be a grave national security threat at a time when the nation can least afford it. We must immediately pause and reevaluate the U.S. defensive strategic assessment of COVID-19 vaccinations for the entire Department. There is absolutely no imperative of ‘benefits outweighing the risks’ to continue with mandating the COVID-19 vaccines to the military population who do not self-elect. Doing so could potentially trigger manning shortfalls brought on by resignations and lost enlistments from this all-volunteer armed force. At this time, there is more than enough justification for a COVID-19 vaccination safety standdown to reconsider how the decision to mass vaccinate will critically impact overall mission effectiveness.

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NOTE FROM EXPANDING AWARENESS RELATIONS:
Thank you to Commander J.H. Furman for being the voice of reason during these perilous times and for expressing his concerns. He brings up several incredibly important points, all based on facts, that show the detrimental consequences of vaccinating everyone – military and citizens alike.
Thank you for being brave enough to speak up about these unnecessary vaccine mandates, especially in this current environment when any form of vaccine hesitancy is met with scorn, censorship, and in some cases, hostility.

Your efforts are greatly appreciated.