Masking Truth

Sunday, May 10, 2020
Jim Sutton

I haven’t written anything yet about the COVID-19, Wuhan virus, Corona virus pandemic that has created quite a stir among so many people in America and many other places around the world. I needed to do a lot of reading from a lot of different sources before blogging my opinion on the matter. I also needed to experience it from the perspective of a variety of people; those that have been affected by it through the death of relatives or close friends and those who have lost their businesses from the political reaction to the pandemic in their locality. I also wanted to consider other theories of what might be pushing these drastic changes to our society, whether political, economic and social other than just the medical press releases that most if not all the leftist or communist leaning press is covering on a daily basis.

I realize that most people receive their sense of what is true subliminally. What I mean by this is that they are typically busy with work, family, friends and pursuits to think much about filtering what they hear through the news media. So all it takes is a trip in the car to work or the store, with the radio tuned into a news station that states that “COVID-19 has claimed X amount of lives” and the thought is formed that this must be a problem or else they wouldn’t report it. So when they hear something from a friend that regurgitates what they heard on a CNN, MSNBC or CBS newscast and it confirms the thought that was forming in their mind that something must be wrong.

A few would recognize that the original premise of COVID-19 deaths was spoken out of context to the deaths that occur every day from suicide, heart attacks, cancer, bad health decisions, etc. that would have provided a basis to interpret the COVID-19 deaths. Even a lesser few would realize that deaths are not always coded in a consistent, accountable manner between different political entities, and that some death statistics are even manipulated to benefit an agenda. And a VERY few would contemplate why so many websites, rules and constraints against freedoms we have as Americans were so quickly implemented when there have been pandemics in the past that were more deadly from a total deaths perspective that resulted in no action by the government of this land, or virtually any other nation.

For instance, during Woodstock there was a flu epidemic in the United States that resulted in over 100,000 deaths, mostly people over 65. The impact worldwide was over 1,000,000 people died due to the epidemic. No business was closed by force then and there was no initiative to self quarantine.

More recently, President Obama had three pandemics during his 8 year tenure in office that were “botched” according to various news sources. For instance, soon after President Obama came into office in 2009 on a campaign of an administration guided by science, he abolished the Office of Public Health and Emergency Preparedness that had been established by President Bush before him. This left his administration unprepared for the H1N1 virus, or “swine” flu, which emerged in April of that year. The CDC and WHO identified the potential danger of the virus, and so the Obama administration had no choice but the “free market” to research and provide a vaccine. An official with the Obama administration stated later that it was “sheer luck” that they were able to find a vaccine, but it was not before many thousands of deaths were recorded, all of them preventable had President Obama not disbanded the work that President Bush had done. Dr. Tom Frieden admitted as such in an October 23, 2009 press conference. In 2014, another outbreak called Ebola came into public view, and once again the Obama administration was not prepared and was the direct result of many preventable deaths due to the lack of a timely, prepared response.

Dr. Nancy J. Sullivan of the National Institutes of Health confirmed that her team had developed a vaccine by 1999 that had a 100 percent success rate with monkey subjects. It could have been ready for licensing by 2010 or 2011, but the interest on the part of our government was not there for the vaccine, and the retired chief of vaccines of Merck & Co. stated as much. And then there was the Zika virus, another pathogen that was primarily transmitted through mosquitoes and sexual contact. Scientists and doctors readily admit the government action did not end the epidemic.

Democrats have sought to portray the Trump administration’s decision to eliminate President Obama’s directorate for Global Health Security and Bio-defense as as significant factor in the the alleged troubled government response to the COVID-19 pandemic. But this organization was formed well after the H1N1, Ebola, and Zika outbreaks, and had little effect in guiding the US government response during his time as President. Even though the majority of the health security staff remained that were under Admiral Timothy Zimer, who called his staff a “dream team” in a Washington Post article, facts never meant much to people that have a political agenda to mask the truth. The facts are that the Obama administration cut the budget for CDC by 10 percent between the years of 2010 and 2019 after adjusting for inflation according to an analysis by the Trust for America’s Health, a public health research and advocacy organization.

So it is becoming more clear that a pandemic has often been an opportunity to do nothing when it suits the political environment. Could it be that a political entity found something “useful” in differentiating this pandemic from the hundred or so others that have plagued mankind through the ages? For instance, what if the truth is being masked for the sake of destroying the economic well-being of our nation for a political agenda in an election year? Is that so hard to believe? For a party that will label a black person “racist” for having conservative beliefs, is it so hard to believe that they would call a person “uncompassionate of their neighbors” for not staying at home and letting their business be destroyed? If you haven’t heard of Dallas Democrat Judge Eric Moye and Shelley Luther, you may not have heard that this is precisely what was said by a person who is endorsed by the leading Democrat socialists working to make Dallas and Texas into a socialist, leftist “paradise”.

Could the guidance for wearing masks really be a symbol for the masking of our Constitution, that states that the laws we live under are to be created through elected Representatives and not bureaucracy? Do health and “safety” overcome our ability to speak freely, operate a legitimate business to serve others and meet our needs and worship God according to the dictates of our conscience? How can a Governor’s, County Judge, or Mayor’s guidance be considered a punishable “law” by any legitimate judge when it violates Constitutional rights of citizens? We must be careful of what we allow ourselves to subliminally accept as truth, or we shall find ourselves in a place where truth will become meaningless, and the mask will someday come off to uncover a reality that we would never have accepted had it been clear to us from the start.