A Cogent Analysis by Dr. Ley

UPDATE: When I said the masks have all come down, I was referring to those that the statists and leftists wear to camouflage themselves. I believe a mask as a biological protectant is a reasonable accompaniment to human interaction for the time being, remaining cognizant of their uses and limitations. A mask, like handwashing and hand sanitizer, like chemo protective agents (hydroxychloroquine?) DO NOT BULLETPROOF YOU. My wife wears a mask to protect herself, I wear a mask to protect myself and my patients.

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The next election is evolving into a referendum on managerial expertise. A choice between sterile safety secured by expert rule, or common sense and freedom. As a physician, I have respect and reverence for what science can accomplish, but always respect the balance it has with the “art” of the everyday, boots-on-the-ground practice of my craft.

The great problem in the scientific realm, speaking as, I suppose, an “applied” scientist, much like an engineer, is discerning the research, doctrine and dogma that is valid from that which is often wrong, deceptive, and even harmful. Just for kicks, search “peer-reviewed scientific papers withdrawn”. Get some popcorn and keep digging. The sheer number and the “respected” institutions involved is staggering.

Science, like every realm of life, is full of con artists, pretenders and flat-out liars. I tried bench science in the lab at MD Anderson; had some interesting, provocative findings that I could have parlayed into an academic career on the government grant teat, that MAYBE would have meant something. We spend a LOT of money on MAYBE in research. We spend a LOT of money in good stuff, too, though.

This “crisis” (media tip: inflammatory terminology gets views, hits and attention) has seen more decisions and disruptions based upon scant information, unknowns and maybes than I believe we have ever seen in history. I was among the early supporters of a brief shutdown; we faced an unknown quantity with reportedly severe population-wide consequences and it was obvious from the beginning that China and the WHO lied and obfuscated (POTUS proposed reestablishing our support for the WHO at 10% of the previous amount, equal to China’s….read that again and digest it).

As physicians, when confronted with such, we plan for the worst and walk it back once we learn more. It was obvious early on that this disease is severe in a small fraction of those infected, especially in certain subgroups, and we shouldn’t take it lightly. I’ve not stopped operating through this entire series of events. For a month or so I was at about 40-50% of my capacity…people continue contracting the same illnesses: cancer, heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, appendicitis, etc, that they normally do and for some reason we were told to pretend they didn’t.

Balderdash. Utter rubbish. Resistance to “walking it back” and reopening has been stiff, as a lot of petty tyrants have enjoyed the control and ideologues on the left side of the spectrum see opportunity. The media loves it as they have fodder for endless palaver and rumination to fill the 24-hour news cycle, something else with which to criticize and bludgeon POTUS, and a means to demonstrate their slavish devotion to the communists, err…excuse me, Democrats.

We have physicians in my state, Mississippi, a consistently reliable political “red” part of the map (funny how the right became “red”, isn’t it? Ponder that.), calling for those of us in support of reopening and easing restrictions to have our licenses to practice medicine sanctioned and revoked. To them I say “bring it”. Let’s play ball and see who wins. BFYTW.

Ley’s Law Number Three is “People are stupid and they will try to kill you”. I developed this when teaching my oldest daughter, now 35, to drive. It certainly has contemporary application.

I fear that this will not end well. Stay frosty, my friends.

Dr. Ley

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It’s Over. Bye Bye Middle Class…

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Post-Coronavirus: Getting ‘Back To Work’ Won’t Be Easy

America and other countries around the world who have flattened their infection curves are now starting the process of “getting back to work”. In the process, we are all finding out that, while easy to say, it’s complicated to do.

Who, exactly, is allowed to go back to work when, and under what conditions? What will the new health safety guidelines be? And how will they be implemented and enforced?

Not surprisingly, we’re see mixed results so far: some good, some bad, some egregious. We will get our countries ‘back to work’.

How successful we are at remains an open question.

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Do You See It? HOLD ON TIGHT FOLKS ITS GONNA BE A BUMPY RIDE…

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President Trump Tells Governors: ‘Allow Churches and Places of Worship to Open Right Now’

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Brandon Smith: The Economic “Reopening” Is A Fake Out

How does one define an economic “reopening”? I think most people would say that a reopening means that everything goes back to the way it was before the crisis; or at least as close as possible.  Most people would also say that a reopening is something that will last.  Simply declaring “America has reopened” while keeping many restrictions in place in certain parts of the country is a bit of a farce.  And, reopening with the intention of implementing lockdowns again in a matter of weeks without explaining the situation to the public is a scam of the highest order.

For example, states like New York, California, Illinois and New Jersey have extended their lockdowns; with LA’s extension remaining ambiguous after they initially declared restrictions for another 3 months. New York’s lockdown is extended to the end of May (so far). This is the case in many US states and cities, while rural areas are mostly open. This is being called a “partial reopening”, but is there a purpose behind the uneven approach?

As I predicted in my article ‘Pandemic And Economic Collapse: The Next 60 Days’, the restrictions will continue in major US population centers while rural areas have mostly opened with much fanfare. The end result of this will be a flood of city dwellers into rural towns looking for relief from more strict lockdown conditions. In about a month, we should expect new viral clusters in places where there was limited transmission. I suggest that before the 4th of July holiday, state governments and the Federal government will be talking about new lockdowns, using the predictable infection spike as an excuse.

When the globalists at MIT say “We are not going back to normal”; this is what they mean. Right now, the general public (at least in some parts of the country) is cheering the reopenings, but what they don’t realize is that the reopenings are an illusion. Restrictions are going to remain in place in many states and cities, while they will be lifted and then re-instituted in others. In fact the situation is going to become much worse over time, by design.

The next lockdown, whenever it is announced, will be absolutely devastating to the US economy which is already in a downward spiral. The mitigating factors will be how effective central bank stimulus is at stalling the freefall (not very effective so far).  Other factors include the percentage of small businesses that survive the first lockdown and how many jobs those businesses can bring back to the economy. The first lockdown may be survivable for a large percentage of Americans and businesses; the second lockdown will financially destroy all but the most prepared. And make no mistake, there WILL be many more lockdowns over the next couple years.

Do not be fooled by the reopening. It is not real because it is not meant to last. It is a steam valve to calm public outrage and to condition us to periodic tyranny. The elites believe that we will eventually acclimate to lockdowns as long as we have a reopening to look forward to a couple months down the road. They believe that our tendency to rebel will be suppressed by false hopes that the next reopening will be a permanent reopening. They believe that after 18 months or more of the wave model we will be so desperate for normalcy that we will do anything to get it, including willingly giving up every last ounce of freedom we have left. This is the true purpose of the pandemic.

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Mother Bear Rising ~ CDC Home Invasion Contact Tracing Begins

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SOLAR LOCKDOWN: Plandemic & Grand Solar Minimum

A “SOLAR LOCKDOWN” has been announced across media outlets, and Forbes even declares we should fear! But why? And what is a Grand Solar Minimum anyway? Christian breaks down how the script is now in play for food shortages and offers a refresher on the impact of solar cycles.

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ATF Issues “Boogaloo” Officer Safety Bulletin

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Von Greyerz: The Global Forest Fire Is Here

Authored by Egon von Greyerz via GoldSwitzerland.com,

It drives you absolutely mad to see a whole world living a lie. How can anyone believe that the fake world the Fed and their fellow central bankers have created has anything to do with reality.

We have fake money, fake markets, fake companies, fake banks, fake interest rates, fake income, fake pensions, fake social security, fake wealth, fake bail outs, fake buildings, fake holidays, fake cars etc which create false lives for most of us especially in the West.

All these fake material values have also created false moral and ethical values. 

IT IS ALL AN ILLUSION 

So you might ask how can it all be fake when we can touch it, use it, or experience it. For people who don’t understand that it is all fake, let me say that we will all soon realise how fake it was. Because many of these things that we perceived as real were all an illusion. 

An illusion is defined as “an act of deception” or “something that produces a false or misleading idea of reality.  And that is exactly what we have been exposed to. The world had been deceived but we have all believed that it was real. 

DEEP STATE WILL LOSE CONTROL

There is a perception in the world that things will continue as they are and that the Deep State is going to control us all in a totalitarian world. What few realise is that the Deep State or Powers That Be are going to lose control totally. They are totally dependent on the world in which they can control everything through debt and the fake monetary system they have created. But let me make it clear that this fake system is about to implode.

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The Slippery Slope To Despotism: Paved With Lockdowns, Raids, & Forced Vaccinations

Authored by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute,

“You have no right not to be vaccinated, you have no right not to wear a mask, you have no right to open up your business… And if you refuse to be vaccinated, the state has the power to literally take you to a doctor’s office and plunge a needle into your arm.”

– Alan Dershowitz, Harvard law professor

You have no rights.

That’s the lesson the government wants us to learn from this COVID-19 business.

Well, the government is wrong.

For years now, the powers-that-be—those politicians and bureaucrats who think like tyrants and act like petty dictators regardless of what party they belong to—have attempted to brainwash us into believing that we have no right to think for ourselves, make decisions about our health, protect our homes and families and businesses, act in our best interests, demand accountability and transparency from government, or generally operate as if we are in control of our own lives.

We have every right, and you know why? Because we were born free.

As the Declaration of Independence states, we are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights—to life, liberty, property and the pursuit of happiness—that no government can take away from us.

Unfortunately, that hasn’t stopped the government from constantly trying to usurp our freedoms at every turn. Indeed, the nature of government is such that it invariably oversteps its limits, abuses its authority, and flexes its totalitarian muscles.

To quote the great Rod Serling: “If we don’t listen to that scream—and if we don’t respond to it—we may well wind up sitting amidst our own rubble, looking for the truck that hit us—or the bomb that pulverized us. Get the license number of whatever it was that destroyed the dream. And I think we will find that the vehicle was registered in our own name.”

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Threat Matrix – Economic Collapse and Food Shortage

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When They Tell You: ‘It’s For the Greater Good”

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What a WWII Veteran Taught Me About the Word HERO

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