Shave Their Heads? Tar-and-Feather Them? Or Welcome Them to the Fold?
It’s like France, August 1944, all over again: turns out, little did we but know it, that the entire country was fighting for the Resistance all along; even the ones who made fortunes trading with the Germans; even the ones who worked for the Vichy government’s paramilitaries the Milice; even the ones who shopped Jean Moulin to the Gestapo…
So what are we supposed to do, those of us who really have been fighting the Covid tyranny these last two years: we few, we happy few, who risked arrest on the early marches, who refused to wear face nappies, who stuck up for Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin, who called out the dodgy PCR tests and the dangerous experimental mRNA therapy they ludicrously call ‘vaccines’, who recognised that the pandemic was a scam cooked up by Bill Gates, Anthony Fauci and the WHO to enrich Big Pharma, cull the populace and hasten the advent of Klaus ‘Anal’ Schwab’s The Great Reset?
Do we welcome all these slippery turncoats to our bosom like the Prodigal Son? Or do we let them rot in hell?
Oddly enough, I have some sympathy with both arguments. The positions for and against are neatly laid out by Toby Young…
…and by Bob the Cartoonist
Toby has a point. The more people that wake up the merrier. We’re not going to win this one without a mass popular revolt, preferably in the form of peaceful non-compliance. And we’re not going to get that mass popular revolt if we frighten off potential new allies by rejecting them on the grounds that they have previously been tainted by Wrongthink.
But Bob has a point too. None of the dire events of the last two years - the excess suicides, the undiagnosed cancers, the crushed small businesses, the lost livelihoods, the PPE procurement corruption, the massive damage to the economy, the stolen freedoms, the loneliness and heartache - would have happened if the people had spoken up and resisted earlier. You may say that they were cruelly duped, that they had no reason to believe that the government and the media and the ‘experts’ would lie to them so relentlessly and shamelessly. But that doesn’t altogether let them off the hook: their gullibility, their naivety, their obstinate refusal to listen to ‘alternative’ voices had dire consequences. And the very least they owe those of us who called it right from the beginning (and who were mocked and reviled and marginalised for our troubles) is a proper display of heartfelt contrition.
This isn’t because we want everyone who was wrong to crawl towards us over broken glass and kow-towingly to admit: “You were right, o mighty, enlightened one.” Well, not the main reason anyway. Rather, it’s because we understand that the war we have been fighting these last two years is far from over. And that unless the people now changing their minds properly understand the causes of their error (due contrition being part of this process) then the likelihood is that they will go on making the same fatal mistakes again.
To appreciate why this is important, you need to understand the concept of the Limited Hangout. Here - apologies for using Wikipedia but there it is - is the Wikipedia definition:
A limited hangout or partial hangout is, according to former special assistant to the Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Victor Marchetti, "spy jargon for a favorite and frequently used gimmick of the clandestine professionals. When their veil of secrecy is shredded and they can no longer rely on a phony cover story to misinform the public, they resort to admitting—sometimes even volunteering—some of the truth while still managing to withhold the key and damaging facts in the case. The public, however, is usually so intrigued by the new information that it never thinks to pursue the matter further."
We can see something very similar in the way that the MSM is acting now over the ‘pandemic’. Finally - and with disturbing unanimity - it is conceding information which for the previous 18 months or so it has been busily suppressing.
For example, the newspapers are now letting it be known that the PCR tests are flawed and may greatly have exaggerated the number of genuine Covid ‘cases’. Well, no shit! Some of us have been saying this since mid-2020 having done our homework and learned what Kary Mullis said about his own invention - that it should never be used as a diagnostic tool, especially at high cycle rates, because the likelihood of false positives rendered the process meaningless.
And let’s be clear: this wasn’t privileged, arcane knowledge available only to a select group of seekers-after-truth with rare and special access to secret libraries containing hidden tomes. It was all over the bloody internet. Anyone could have found this information. Most especially, journalists, media commentators, politicians (who have researchers and who anyone ought to know stuff) and everyone who uses social media could have found this information. So for these people to turn round now and act like these are shocking new revelations which have completely changed their perspective on the events of the last two years just isn’t good enough. If they didn’t know originally, it’s because they didn’t want to know.
The MSM’s drip-drip-drip of ‘new’ information contradicting its previous narrative is not an admission of guilt. It’s a damage limitation exercise. It’s the equivalent of releasing a controlled quantity of water from the dam in order to prevent the entire dam wall collapsing. It is not being done for the benefit of the MSM’s audience. Purely it is about saving the MSM’s worthless skin.
And the same goes for so many of the media commentators now claiming to have seen the light. They haven’t really seen the light at all. They’ve just shifted their position slightly in order to accommodate themselves with the changing paradigm. There is no courage or principle here: quite the opposite. These are people whose primary concern is not doing the right thing or standing up for the truth, but merely keeping in with the herd.
The people who have spent the last two years endorsing the official pandemic narrative have blood on their hands. They can never become part of the solution unless they fess up and admit that they were part of the problem.