A Journal of the Plague Year – The Cure is Worse Than the Disease
Hello, this is Darrell Castle with today’s Castle Report. Today I will be talking about the virus. What else but the virus and our efforts to fight the World War against our unseen enemy. I want so much to talk about some other issue. But there are no issues unrelated to the virus, so it’s all virus, all the time. Here at the Castle household this is day 28 of our house arrest. We are healthy and virus free for now. So is our daughter, who is still stuck on an island unable to return home for we don’t know how long.
What price victory?
What will the efforts to fight the virus and to protect us from the virus cost us? Not only in terms of money, but more importantly, in terms of human freedom. Will a long-term lockdown save us from the virus, or will it cause more problems than it solves? There can be little doubt that locking ourselves away indefinitely will prevent our getting the virus. But if complete safety were the only issue we could lower the speed limit to 20 mph. We would then be safer. Can you run a modern society without any risk?
The vaccine cure
Vaccines are one proposed solution. The loudest proponent of vaccines as a solution in the world today is Bill Gates. He also funds much of the research and profits from final delivery. Mr. Gates wants to hold the entire world in lockdown for up to 18 months while he develops a vaccine.1 We would then be required to have his vaccine injected into our bodies and accept a digital certificate to indicate to the world that we are safe. That digital mark would be necessary for many of the normal functions of life.
Why the lockdown cure presents a worse problem
One of the ideas proposed to solve our virus problems is a long-term lockdown. But let’s look at some of the effects that would have, and is having, on us individually and as a country. Is life simply a bodily function, or is human thriving another element of living? To thrive do we not require some occupation that is meaningful to us? If we have no profession, no occupation that we have prepared many years to perform, don’t we become like the hawks that sit on fenceposts along the interstates waiting for cars and trucks to provide their food? In effect, they are no longer hawks but buzzards just waiting for someone to feed them.
Bill Gates uses vaccines to further globalist aims
Robert Kennedy Jr. has spoken and written extensively about Bill Gates globalist agenda.
Vaccines for Bill Gates are a strategic philanthropy that feed his many vaccine related businesses (including Microsoft’s ambition to control a global vaccination ID enterprise and give him dictatorial control of global health policy.
Mr. Kennedy went on to say,
Gates’ obsession with vaccines seems to be fueled by a conviction to save the world with technology.
And Gates’ vaccines have caused many more problems than they cure
So, he’s a messiah, and I suppose he’s very disappointed that he’s not the Messiah. Mr. Kennedy points out that around the turn of this century Mr. Gates took control of India’s National Technical Advisory Group of Immunization, which mandated up to 50 doses of polio vaccines to children before the age of five. Indian doctors blame the Gates campaign for a devastating non-polio acute flaccid paralysis epidemic that paralyzed 490,000 children between 2000 and 2017. The Indian Government asked Gates to leave the country and the rates of paralysis dropped significantly.
Polio vaccines producing new polio strains in the wild
In 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) admitted that the global explosion in polio is predominantly vaccine strain. The worst epidemics in Congo, Afghanistan, and the Philippines are all linked to vaccines. By 2018, according to WHO, 70% of global polio cases were vaccine strain. I could go on for this entire Report on what Mr. Gates’ messianic efforts have accomplished. But I will, for time reasons, mention only a few more.
The HPV experience: a tragic cure
HPV experimental vaccines given to young girls in India’s remote provinces caused severe side effects. They included auto immune disease and death. In 2002, the Gates Foundation forcibly vaccinated thousands of children in sub-Sahara Africa against meningitis. Many developed paralyses. African newspapers referred to Africans as guinea pigs for the drug makers. In 2010, an experimental malaria vaccine killed many African infants as well as inflicting paralysis, seizures, and convulsions.
Also in 2010, Gates committed $10 billion to the WHO, saying
We must make this the decade of vaccines.
Vaccines to reduce population – he said it!
A month later, in a Ted Talk, he said that the new vaccine “could reduce population”.
The Kenyan Catholic Doctors Association accused WHO of chemically sterilizing millions of unwilling African women with a tetanus vaccine campaign. WHO finally admitted that if had been developing sterility vaccines for over a decade. A 2017 study showed that WHO’s DTP vaccine is killing more African children than the disease it supposedly prevents. DTP vaccinated girls have suffered 10 times the death rate of those who have not yet received the vaccine.
Global public health advocates blame Mr. Gates for steering WHO’s efforts away from public health and into vaccines. To Mr. Gates, good health comes only in a syringe. He controls a pharmaceutical company that manufactures vaccines, and he is donating $50 million to 12 companies to speed up production of a Covid-19 vaccine. Perhaps he will get the opportunity to experiment on all of us with his dictatorial programs.
Hesitating to report on pure evil
Mr. Kennedy’s report on Bill Gates and the Gates Foundation is hard hitting, but non-committal as to motives. He makes nothing of the population control aspects of it, except that it exists, I suppose, by accident. Pure evil is something that’s very hard to understand in human beings unless one studies human nature throughout history. It is desperately wicked and always has been. I hope and pray that our government and those of other countries will not follow this would be messiah any further.
The dangers of a coronavirus vaccine
Many doctors solidly in the pro-vaccine camp, believe the corona virus vaccine is very dangerous. Paul Offit and Peter Hotez are two of the most pro-vaccine scientists and doctors out there. And they said that:
- The Covid-19 efforts to develop a vaccine are “unique and frightening”, and
- There are dangers involved in fast track development and in the avoidance of animal testing.
There have been hyper-immune response problems with other virus vaccines. Mr. Gates is obviously aware of the problems because he said that “we require indemnification”. In other words, he wants legal immunity from any damage he may cause.2
The taxpayers indemnify the makers
Well, Bill, you don’t have to worry about that because vaccine manufacturers are already immune. To sue one you have to proceed through the vaccine courts in an effort to recover taxpayer money, not money from the one who actually caused the damage. Only two vaccine courts currently exist, one in Atlanta, and one in Los Angeles. Further protection for the manufacturers is that to be paid for winning, an attorney must make an appeal to the vaccine court and is at their mercy for any fee.
One could possibly conclude from my presenting Mr. Kennedy’s findings that I am opposed to vaccines, entirely. I am suspicious of, and therefore completely opposed to, forced vaccination. In addition, I am very opposed to the loss of freedom a digital certificate would bring. Would you like to go to the new world to get a digital pass to fly or buy gasoline? Well, I would not, and we should not submit to such dictatorial things.
The cure worse than the disease: the disease is not nearly as bad as people suppose
Several other reasons to think the cure may be worse than the disease also exist. Every projection model for the virus so far has been terribly wrong. The first death projection number that I saw was 10,000, then it went up to 200,000, to 240,000. Much of our decision-making was apparently made based on those numbers. Epidemiologists have since revised the death numbers downward to 60,000, and now to around 50,000. Yet authorities have neither recommended nor allowed any change in behavior. The death numbers, according to the CDC memo, represent not those killed by the virus, but the numbers listing it as a cause. We, therefore, have made critical decisions of life and death based on false information.
A side note on federalism
The interesting thing about all this, at least for me, has been the return, however slight, of the concept of federalism. From history you may remember that federalism was the founders concept that:
- Sovereignty resided in the states, and
- The federal government had only the powers ceded to it by the states.
Right now, nine states are not under state-imposed stay at home orders:
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
- South Carolina
South Dakota v. Michigan
The governor of South Dakota, Kristi Noem said, “The people themselves are primarily responsible for their safety.” She quoted both the state and federal Constitutions as restricting her ability to order a stay at home. Governor Noem’s view contrasts with that of Governor Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan. She seems to have taken totalitarian rule to a new level. Michigan residents are forbidden to travel to their own property within the state. The people of Michigan cannot legally buy seeds or garden equipment. Neither can they buy a car seat for their child’s safety. The governor considers none of those things essential.
Can the federal government cure anything?
Remember, folks, there is no problem the federal government cannot make worse. The Federal Reserve, which is at least a private wing of the federal government, has said that it will literally print to infinity to fill all holes eaten by the virus. The government, both federal and state assumes all power over what is essential for us and what is not.
Selective application of the lockdown cure
In most states church is not essential, and authorities forbid us to attend services. But they permit us to shop at Walmart. The various policies by many different states are examples of the return of federalism. So are the borders of some states being protected from crossing by people in highly infected areas. Many who just a few months ago argued for open borders nationally, now close their state borders.
The founders had a vision that the virus hasn’t taken away, but it has served as an excuse to limit: freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of unmolested movement, freedom to bear arms and defend oneself from harm. People are starting to re-assert those rights, however. Witness the petition to recall governor Whitmer, which now has several hundred thousand names.3
The high financial cure
We have the CARES Act, which is supposed to limit the damage from the virus. That’s the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, & Economic Security Act. The doling out of the money has proved to be a bureaucratic nightmare, as you might expect. The theory behind why all the trillions will not cause runaway inflation is that demand is almost non-existent. But most importantly, trillions are not infusing new money into the economy, but replacing old money that has disappeared due to the virus.
GDP collapse and unemployment
J.P. Morgan projects a second quarter GDP collapse of 40%. That much of a drop in production will mean mass unemployment. The almost 17 million unemployment applications in 3 weeks have confirmed this. If we don’t allow people to return to work soon, the entire country will be living hand to mouth from the government’s printing press. This new government power through the Federal Reserve to completely take over the entire economy is more than a little scary for me. Total power to the government is more Chinese Communist than free market American. In fact, right now the federal government and its printing press is the market. And it accounts for at least 50% of whatever GDP is left.
Go back to work and stay there
Suppose we go back to work and then a resurgence of the virus happens, which is probably likely.4 Should we immediately return to lockdown status? Think about World War ll, which ended in 1945. The factories quickly converted from making jeeps and tanks to making cars and refrigerators. 1946 was a booming year for the economy as millions of former military went back to the civilian workforce. The uncertainty of war was over and people were certain that it was not coming back.
What if the government had told all the soldiers that in a couple of months our enemies might start the war again and they would have to leave work and return to uniform? That would have caused uncertainty and the despair of an unfinished job, and that is the same with the virus. To get that certainty, that optimism, go back to work and stay there no matter what.
The Swedish herd-immunity cure
I recommend that we consider the Swedish model. They have not stopped their economy, and social distancing is recommended only for the vulnerable. That system has periodic setbacks. But the Swedish GDP has declined only 4% instead of the projected and disastrous 40% for ours.5
Finally, folks, as I said once before, there are no good answers just bad ones and worse ones. However, I have concluded that long-term stay at home orders will cause far more problems than they solve.
At least that’s the way I see it.
Until next time folks,
This is Darrell Castle.
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1 The usual process of phased clinical trials takes eighteen months to run, counting recruiting a large-enough sample.
3 Witness also Operation Gridlock, the first of many protests in which motorists surround a State capitol and honk their horns.
4 Or not! Oral zinc and quercetin (or green tea) would be a good prophylactic regimen. Furthermore, the sun is a virion killer.