Another fifth generation warfare tool of governments, propagandists and intelligence agencies
Great article, and if you don't mind I'll provide a recent example I've come across:
"About 3 in 5 voters plan to get the new Covid booster"
This is how they try to convince you that doing what they want puts you in the majority (sometimes they come out and say "on the right side"). "We're all doing this thing, so you should do it, too!"
I'm old enough to remember when peer pressure was bad -- now government uses it against us.
Fear was at the core of the Covid vaccine cult--we were terrorized into believing that if we didn't get the jabs we would die of Covid, and since there was no way to avoid being infected, the choice was jabs or death.
We can't convince cult members to quit. They have to decide that for themselves. But what we can do is create alternatives, ways of thinking and living that are more attractive than the cult of fear. Already people are refusing to get boosted, which is very, very good, but they still need alternatives.
With the economic disaster that's looming, whether from a gov't shutdown, more banks collapsing, or the middle class going completely belly up--probably some combination if not all three--people are going to need alternatives. As we saw in the 1930's, the Great Depression drove a lot of people to fascism because they saw it as the only way to survive.
We need to provide other choices and use the media we have to discuss them. Charles Hugh Smith offers an alternative way of thinking in this article on dailyreckoning.com: https://dailyreckoning.com/reinventing-democracy/. Once again, I read some of the writers on DR but avoid others.
Let's keep the conversation going. Dr. Malone's articles are always thought-provoking, and the comments certainly offer a spectrum of ideas.
Thank you, Drs. Malone, for giving us this forum.
As a retired physician who has been critical of the medical profession’s and bureaucracy’s response to Covid, I have also experienced being cut off from old friends and family members. Like Jill if I post a link to your or other “conservative” thinkers, the post gets nearly zero engagement. A picture of my dog or a beautiful moonrise gets widespread approval. Thank you for being at the vanguard of the movement against censorship and “rightthink.” I know you have paid a heavy price.
I’m really sorry you and Jill have been treated as heretical apostates by your in-law and other relatives in that branch of the family.
I had a similar experience with my father, which I wrote about in this piece and elaborated on in the podcast:
• “Letter to an Agree-to-Disagree Relative” (https://margaretannaalice.substack.com/p/letter-to-an-agree-to-disagree-relative)
• “Letter to an Agree-to-Disagree Relative (Podcast)” (https://margaretannaalice.substack.com/p/letter-to-an-agree-to-disagree-relative-afc)
As I wrote in the latter:
“My father half-jokingly called me ‘the enemy’ and urged me to watch CNN, MSNBC, and other ‘trustworthy’ news sources to get a more balanced perspective 😂”
He also said the most hurtful things he could think of, assailing my integrity by implying I was doing this work for money (and yet our tax guy just told me our income was drastically lower last year 🤔) and even asking if I was a Holocaust denier, despite knowing I am fully aware we had relatives at Auschwitz and that I have repeatedly written about the Holocaust, earning flak from actual Holocaust deniers every time I do.
The reason I am sharing this experience is not to vilify my father but rather to demonstrate the depth of his indoctrination … and share a glimmer of hope.
Yesterday, we spoke on the phone, and he joked that I’m about to get busy again because the new COVID shots were just approved. I made a lighthearted remark about them only being tested on 20 mice and then shifted the conversation to other topics. Then, as the call was drawing to a close, I asked him, “You’re not going to get any more shots, are you?”
He said, “I don’t know … probably not.”
I praised him and said I didn’t know how anyone could subject themselves to further shots after the last three years. It was the most encouraging exchange I’ve had with him about the topic since the COVID psyop started.
That, to me, is a strong indication that normies are starting to wake up to having been bamboozled, and if someone who was as entrenched as him in the narrative is finally coming around, I can only hope that means others around the world will say NO to the future shots, even if they’re proffered with donuts.
Robert, regarding your question:
“How do we teach resistance to cult formation and behaviors, particularly as they seem so insidiously pervasive in our digital lives?”
I strongly recommend Laura Dodsworth’s latest book, “Free Your Mind,” which I consider a book-length version of the 12-step recovery program from menticide I outlined here:
• “Letter to the Menticided: A 12-Step Recovery Program” (https://margaretannaalice.substack.com/p/letter-to-the-menticided-a-12-step)
I also greatly appreciated this article on the topic of UnMinding:
Alicen Grey grew up in a cult so brings an empirical understanding of how cults operate and how to psychologically break free of them.
Dr. Molone, here is another example of this madness. Result of Relentless Vaccine Propaganda: Exhibit B - Dr. Fauci Bring Us Vaccines (sung by a young teen to the tune of Mr. Sandman): https://bitchute.com/video/xKfZOGQoLc3z [55seconds]
On the transgender mutilations industry, that's going to be with us until the trial lawyers get into the act and start suing the hospitals, doctors, pharma co;s., social influencers, and everyone else who profited from the lies and misinformation dished out to these kids by greedy and sick adults. The climate cult will be harder to defeat, as they control billions of dollars and have the backing of the CCP, who want the West, in particular, the U.S., to destroy our economies and societies so they can colonize us. After all, that's what the Chinese have done for 5,000 years and they're good at it.
We, too, have been banished from polite society by some family members and friends for our transgressions, questioning St. Fauci and his minions. But, some of these people are sick already and at least some are coming around to the reality that they've been lied to and manipulated by the worst sorts of people. The key is to keep spreading the information and taking strong stands for our scientific ideas, supported by the facts, but to do so in a mild and gentle way. You catch more bees with honey than you can with vinegar.
Dr. Malone: Thank you for your work on THE REAL ANTHONY FAUCI. That was and is a fantastic book. If one has not acquired enough knowledge of thermodynamics and history to know that the climate change narrative is utterly false, it is a sad commentary on one’s curiosity. I remain amazed at people buying impractical electric cars to virtue signal. Clearly Lenin’s useful idiots still abound. I think your writing would change many if they would read it. May your audience grow and you and your family thrive.
Dr Malone, you answered your own question from this Substack (“if like me, you are still mystified as to how our society, which become so hysterical over COVID-19, then managed to pivot 180 degrees to becoming just as hysterical about climate change science <insert sarcasm emoji> and the science <insert sarcasm emoji> of gender ideology.”) in another Substack the other day. You stated that we needed to “stop, listen, think and pray.” Unfortunately, a large percentage of society no longer possesses either the faculties nor desire, probably both, to do such a thing as you suggest. The spin machine has so many people indoctrinated in false science that I’m afraid will not stop until it crashes around them. . . . and then it will be too late.
I just love your intellect and brilliance. Thank you for all that you do.
The 'Cult' of Covid-lies is deep. Vast. All encompassing. People just shutoff if you attempt to raise alternative info. Plasmid-DNA... what's that they say ? And then they're not really open or interested. Thank God for sub stacks. Otherwise, I'd be brain dead and triple vaxxed. The small but hardcore seekers of truth about all this have to think defensively. 'They' are not going to let us be. The term 'anti-vaxxer' is like being called a 'Witch' during the witch trials of old Salem. I'm surprised that RFK,jr. is still alive. As I see it, the rage & fury percolating underneath seemingly 'normal' people is drastic and waiting to explode. I suggest that we all take great care in dealing with this vast insanity.
Great Dr. Malone, In every cult there’s a moment when they start eating their own children, time is against them.
Dr. Malone, you touch on an issue with which I have come to believe, that the LGBTQ+ (Q+) movement has actually achieved the status of a religion and must be treated as such as it relates to the Establishment Clause of the Constitution, making it ineligible to be promoted by the government as it is now. What group has standing to challenge in court? The "T" component was dormant until lately; now it's dominant. The "Q" (Questioning) component threatens to make matters even worse, if that's even possible.
"... definition of gender - as defined by the World Health Organization. Because we all know the WHO is the global arbiter of health truthiness."
"Gender refers to the characteristics of women, men, girls and boys that are socially constructed. This includes norms, behaviors, and roles associated with being a woman, man, girl or byy, as well as relationships with each other. As a social construct, gender varies from society to society and can change over time"
I have a simpler definition: Look below your belt. Do you see a penus? If so, you are a MALE. This is not a social construct.
If you feel it is a social construct, just have someone kick you there just below, and see how "socially deconstructed" you become.
All best wishes. 😋😋😋
The covid cult is 100% a real thing, and the pandemic was a textbook example of mass formation psychosis. That's the only way to explain why, even after it became indisputable that many, if not most, of our public health decisions had no basis in real science, hundreds of millions of people acquiesced to a pathologized-totalitarian science experiment with no off-ramp justified with constantly shifting and contradictory criteria and the calculus of the most risk-averse individuals.
I cringe that anyone could think of Fauci as a strong leader or charismatic.
Narcissistic and beyond!
The Covid cult divided families . I believe that was part of their plan .
Dr. Malone writes: "An in-law of ours who lives in the DC area, someone we thought of as a personal friend, immediately blocked Jill permanently.
I can't think of anything that so perfectly encapsulates the mindset of these people as throwing aside years of friendship and family ties over politics. But they do and they will because they are in the cold grasp of a cult based on lies. So far I haven't lost friends on the left, whom I care for deeply, but that's because we've agreed that our friendships and familial ties trump politics so we agree to disagree. I hope that can continue. I fear it may not because the left is vicious with apostates.