Intersection of Utilitarianism, Geopolitics, Public Health and Hubris
Thank you Doc. Will make a point to share everywhere I can. People I know wait for all the articles you put out.
Thousands are starting to come around to the reality and the state the world is in.
We must never stop.
We are in trouble because so many of us trusted the "experts." Refusing to consider that knowledge or expertise in medical science does not equal honesty, compassion, or a regard for human life as intrinsically valuable. Superior knowledge in the hands of a morally bankrupt individual only makes them that much more dangerous. They can use their reputation as an expert to deceive and their scientific know how to pull off horrible things an ordinary car repairman or janitor couldn't--if these individuals became moral reprobates.
Garbage modelers are everywhere.
Thank you for this thought-provoking analysis of two philosophies that, when joined, spell disaster for both the individual and the human species.
I find John Stuart Mill a bit of a conundrum as I greatly appreciate his defense of freedom in “On Liberty” and his celebration of classical liberal principles such as heterodox thinking, arguing your opponent’s position, tolerance, and open-mindedness. But utilitarianism is such a vile philosophy, I carefully sort the wheat from the chaff when I’m reading his work.
I excoriated the concept of the “public good” and underscored the necessity of respecting individuality and human rights in my “Letter to the UK Government” (https://margaretannaalice.substack.com/p/letter-to-the-uk-government). Two+ years of COVID tyranny has made abundantly clear how easily this concept can be used to manipulate the public into self-destructive actions—especially when combined with easily fabricated modeling such as what you’ve captured here, Dr. Malone.
For a litany of examples of medical hubris and the public health, see my latest letter, which calls on US legislators to reject S.3737, the Promoting Public Health Information Act introduced by Senators Ben Ray Luján and Chris Murphy:
• “Letter to US Legislators: #DefundTheThoughtPolice” (https://margaretannaalice.substack.com/p/letter-to-us-legislators-defundthethoughtpolice)
This proposed bill would essentially establish the Ministry of Truth for public health. Are you aware of S.3737, Dr. Malone? The only person I’ve seen mention it so far is Dr. Meryl Nass, and it poses such a threat, I am surprised it is still so under the radar.
Perhaps you can help call attention to S.3737 and encourage people to contact their legislators about it per the instructions I include after my letter? I thank you for whatever you can do to help raise awareness about this grave danger to the physician-patient relationship and ethical doctors in the United States.
Ferguson, together with his loud-speaking buddies in the media, is one of the principal pushers responsible for the fear porn that created and made CV flourish. The now infamous maker of the PCRtest protocol, Cristian Drosden, completes the triad of the founding fathers.
Strangely, Ferguson has managed to avoid a lot of public scrutiny, unlike his comrades. However I did see a video a few months ago where he was rightfully called out as fraud and murderer at some Q & A session at Oxbridge.
NONE OF THIS could have happened without fraudulent elections, a captive, one-voice press, and suppression of free speech. Until we fix those, we are just waiting for the next disaster that will come as surely as death and taxes.
Thank you! May I also suggest that people with the uber-hubris of a serious god-complex must be held accountable? The world must see them for what they are. God help us if we cannot wrench the levers of power out of their hands. They mean to starve us, Dr. Malone.
Thank you for this wonderful historical overview and synthesis. This is the root of it all.
There has been a certain naivety in the way some philosophers have sought to revive the classical idea of virtue ethics as a counter-force to the callousness of utilitarianism. One of the most damaging phenomena of the last few years has been that virtue signalling; the practice of gaining social and political capital by conspicuously projecting an air of virtuousness, of uncritically jumping on the bandwagon of a supposedly worthy cause, of displaying supposedly responsible behaviour, which is often anything but.
Thank you Dr. Malone! Your continued invaluable insight is inspiring and very necessary! You are a hero! 💯‼️
The United States Government and the Resident Biden Administration is a SYSTEMICALLY CORRUPT, belligerent, harassing, machine that has caused unimaginable and undue stress to Americans and the world.
Countless mental and financial anguish and damage to American citizens through its constant day after day unbelievable, unwanted and radical agenda to flip a mostly harmonious country into a rioting, neighbor against neighbor, friend against friend battle zone.
An unrelenting, constant unbearable unprovoked misery and pain put upon every man, woman and child and it must stop! They must be stopped!
It's looking like the monkeypox currently infecting may have come out of Wuhan too. They were working on this virus apparently and the current strain shows origins from Nigeria but has 50 SNPs inserted to make it a different variant of the original.
'Until you change how money works, you change nothing.' RIP Michael C. Ruppert.
Michael C. Ruppert, a fearless warrior for truth, (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Ruppert) was a Los Angeles cop who became an investigative journalist who exposed the CIA for their involvement in drug trafficking. He recognized then that the entire culture was driven by oligarchs whose control of money and resources and their quest for ultimate power would essentially cause the entire global economic system to collapse. He explains how he arrived at that conclusion in his documentary 'Collapse' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collapse_(film). Ruppert correctly predicted the 2008 financial crisis in the US three years before it happened.
I think Michael Ruppert would also have seen the current pharma-geopolitical tyranny well in advance. He wrote the book 'Crossing the Rubicon:The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil https://www.amazon.com/Crossing-Rubicon-Decline-American-Empire/dp/0865715408 - 1166 pages. It's a tour-de-force.
As a species, we would do well to understand that we live on a finite planet. While I don't necessarily believe the planet is overpopulated, I DO believe that the rate of the consumption of resources by the western countries is unsustainable. For example, solid science states that we only have 60 years worth of topsoil. Chris Martenson covers this exhaustively in his Crash Course, which I also highly recommend: https://peakprosperity.com/courses/crashcourse/ There is a short overview version about an hour long, but the 4+ hour video series is well worth watching to truly understand the implications of our global energy/environmental/economic predicament. Chris does a stellar job of breaking it down scientifically chapter by chapter. As a scientist and pathologist, he's a man who walks the talk and teaches others how to downscale their consumption and live more resiliently. I had the chance to meet him at a conference. He's very approachable. I recommend his Peak Prosperity YouTube channel as well: https://www.youtube.com/c/PeakProsperity
I also highly recommend Derrick Jensen's book 'Endgame: The Problem of Civilization'. Here's his YouTube talk that covers the concepts in his book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtuxHVD4Srw. Here's an excellent synopsis of his book called the Premises (of civilization) https://derrickjensen.org/endgame/premises/.
So, in summary, though human beings are intelligent and creative enough to solve many problems, we aren't collectively wise or disciplined enough to live within the constraints of a finite planet, no matter what religion we may affirm as our guide to morality. We will do as almost any other creature does when it has access to a (temporary) abundance of energy - consume beyond the point of sustainability and face collapse. This is how many 'civilizations' have come and gone. They've reached the point of peak complexity, then, when there is not enough energy/resources to maintain the social hierarchy and maintain order, chaos ensues. Tragic, but consistently true throughout history. Science and technology will not save us from ourselves. It will only enslave us further and create utter dependence among the masses. It already has. All we can do is mitigate the suffering by voluntarily reducing our personal consumption and fight to retain what little human dignity that we have remaining.
Dismantle Public Health, period. End of.
Modeling, utilitarianism, greater good are all just tools of mass deception to hide the reality that the most important value captured agencies and governments have is maximizing financial returns for those who are pulling the strings. Hippocrates and now Tess Lawrie's World Council for Health have iterations of values that should be applied to health activities. Invoking the Judeo-Christian ethics is certainly not inconsistent with these value systems, but the main issue is getting the moneyed interests out of government, out of public health and putting people who really care about people, not feeding those who enrich them. People like Gates, Fauci, and Tedros, Walensky, Birx and others are amongst the best examples of these people who need to be excluded. The greater problem is one of systemic reform: How do we prevent the palms of those who hold power from being greased by those who own most of the world's grease?
Excellent piece, though your conclusion means jettisoning all, or very nearly so, of the schools of public health and most of their faculty (and, as an MD, MPH, I'd be in favor of that).
As I thought about these issues in 2020, I concluded that the only unit of decision-making that could do the job is the individual. No one but the individual can make the judgments about personal values, needs, and willingness to accept or reject various risks.