Paula has suggested that I provide citations and references to the post I wrote last night. I can only say I have studied these issues for the last two years and the information I’ve encountered comes from a wide variety and range of sources. I will attempt to provide something of a guide for people who would like to examine the issues in more depth, but I am not intending to present a scholarly reference for peer review.
The best starting point is to question what you hear. When you are told someone has been spreading “misinformation,” ask the following questions: What, specifically is the misinformation? Who said it? Where can I find the statement(s) in an original context? Was the information supported? Do you agree with the arguments that are presented? Are those who have declared it misinformation accurately conveying what was actually said?
You may find it difficult to find source information. It may not be available through a Google search, on YouTube, on Facebook, on Twitter, on CNN, on MSNBC, on Fox News, on the various broadcast channels, in the New York Times, the Washington Post or other AP news outlets. Contrary perspectives have been largely purged from those platforms. Some helpful platforms are Substack, Rumble, Odysee, Quilette, Epoch Times, Just the News, and British Medical Journal to name a few. You may need to get past the social conditioning that may have convinced you that these are “Alt right” or “White Supremacy” platforms. As a matter of course, you should question any assertion that a platform or speaker is “alt-right,” “racist,” “white supremacist” or otherwise described in derogatory terms. Sometimes it may be true but more frequently you will find these terms are simply slurs used to dissuade honorable people from listening.
For a search engine I prefer “Duck Duck Go” which appears to provide results that are less ideologically biased than Google and Bing.
In terms of voices that can serve as a starting point, I strongly recommend Dr. Bret Weinstein, Dr. Robert Malone, Dr. Pierre Kory, Dr. Peter Mccullough. Each of these will reference research and studies and make links to that material available through their sites. You will find links to analyses of data from NIH and CDC , the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), and public health agencies internationally where you can compare trend data from the US government sites to that in the UK, Israel, Sweden, South Africa, India, Japan, and others countries. You will find many studies confirming the effectiveness of vitamin D and zinc in preventing serious illness from COVID, you will find studies on the use of nasal irrigation and nebulization with dilute antiseptics in preventing pulmonary involvement after first onset of symptoms. You will find scores of studies on the safety and effectiveness of Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine in both prophylactic and early treatment protocols. You will find convincing evidence debunking the assertions by public health officials that vaccination is the only effective means to control the disease.
If you really want to get a dose of reality that will likely cause you psychological stress, read Robert Kennedy’s book The Real Anthony Fauci.
In short, take the time to study the issue. Or in the alternative, you can do what you are told.
Yes, yes, yes Charlie & Paula! I’ve been a dedicated student to this discourse since early 2019. All your references are spot on. Truth is buried and the fearful populace refuses to dig for it. I had covid August 2019. Camped in, took care of myself and recovered. My covid antibody blood test clearly showed a good level of covid antibodies. I have not been vaxxed and never will be, never have had a flu vaccine and never will. My vitals are perfect and I take no medication at age 73.
Living full time in Mexico since mid-2018 represents some of the best time in my life.
I’m an educated anti-mandate human and content as such. I’m happy to not be living in the USA.
I’ve enjoyed each of your posts over these years. Bravo!
Thanks for your comments, Margo. We each may or may not have had covid December 2019 and January 2020. It was before the virus was publicized but the symptoms were spot on. My biggest problem with the events of the last two years is not that we have been consistently lied to, but that the scientific establishment has been almost hopelessly corrupted.
We are thinking of going to Mexico next winter and will look you up while we are there.
Yes Charlie, although the corruption seems “hopelessly entrenched” I see many cracks in the corrupt dialogue. These cracks are causing the house of cards built on extreme greed to begin crumbling globally.
Would love to share the Mexican experience with you both. Take good care of your own antibodies.
Charlie,Your addendum says so much more in understanding how this huge divide has occurred than the original sleepless writing. I just finished watching The Social Dilemma on Netflix. It squares what you pointed out how the algorithm is causing so much of the division by feeding similar info time and again leading to one sided views. Nice piece of writingJohn
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Dear Charlie & Paula, I share your sleepless nights Charlie but have given up the stuff you are thinking about after the first year of COVID, though you and I are quite aligned. I came close to losing my brother over politics. ( He could not understand how I could never have an abortion but be pro-choice) Yes he is very locked into one box. Nothing is black and white but it would be wonderful if everyone would look at both sides. Unfortunately most people get on one train and never even look out the window. Anyway I love my brother dearly and I told him we were no longer going down the dark paths because our relationship is more important. Thankfully he agreed and it’s a pleasure for us to catch up with each other. I think it’s hard for him because he thinks there is only one road everywhere and he wants everybody on it! LOL When I wake in the middle of the night, which is often, I read a good book or listen to a meditation or meditative story which I really enjoy. Yes the world is a mess. It has been a mess for all of time in some respect or other. Does this seem worse? Probably to us because we are in the eye of the hurricane. I also don’t watch violent movies or documentaries that put me in a pit of despair. I love interesting documentaries and uplifting movies. Maybe I’m a wimp but I know that I make a difference in this crazy world one step at a time. I take soup to friends with COVID. Some vaccinated, some not. I spend time with my friend that has just been diagnosed with Alzheimers so she can have quality of life while she still can. Anyway, I am not tooting my own horn but I am almost 70 and how am I going to change the world? I’m not but maybe I can make a difference here and there. I look at my children. One who connects with high school students in wonderful ways. They love her and she has helped numerous kids get on the right track. One who is extremely environmentally conscious in everything she does. She and her husband are amazing parents to my new little grandson and he WILL make a difference in some way in this world. I respect you so much Charlie, one of the smartest and most self- educated people on the planet. It is very frustrating to see what our country has turned into but I believe change for the good is going to come though we may be gone by then. Until then I choose to play games, dance and guide my grandson in the most positive ways I can. And hang out with you and Paula so we can laugh our asses off!!!
I love you both so much! Always have, always will. And I’m sure we don’t agree on everything!!! (But I’m glad we don’t discuss them. What’s the use? My life is soooo much better since I dropped the media….) Hugs, Pamela
Thank you for your thoughtful and generous comments. I agree a change is coming though like always the birth of something new comes with pain.
Oh, Pamela! I so love you. Thank you for your support and strategies! I walk the line between both your way and Charlie’s. Probably cuz we’re married. I also do appreciate some of the podcasts and info gleaned. I won’t listen to the book, The Real Anthony Fauci though. Could read it, but we have it on Audible and somehow listening seems worse! Can’t wait to spend time laughing with you and Wade!
Totally agree with this Charlie. It’s amazing what people won’t listen to because……When did we stop thinking for ourselves and just follow??
With Gratitude, Pamela