Or, to put it in more popular terms, the act of observation changes the nature of the thing being observed.
In the "Transformers" film series, ordinary household machines such as cars can suddenly reshape themselves into terrifying robots; the evil ones were known as Decepticons and had scary names like Megatron and Bonecrusher. In the world of socialized medicine, this viral beast has been dubbed by the government the Omicron variant (what a title for a Robert Ludlum thriller), which, of course, has arrived right on schedule to attack the Christmas and New Year’s celebrations around the world.
The irony is, had the novel coronavirus been treated the same way as its immediate predecessors, including SARS, the H1N1 pandemic of 2009, and the Hong Kong flu of 1968, no one would be talking about it, there would have been no lockdowns, no masks, no ruination of the economy, no destruction of the travel industry, no stealth takeover of private medicine and, most importantly, no unconstitutional loss of personal liberty.
But the very act of neurotically obsessing over it has triggered and weaponized the critter and, a la Heisenberg, transformed it from a bug that preyed on old people into the Thing That Devoured the Planet.
These Decepticons managed to take down the gullible Trump administration and institutionalize their priorities for controlling the population by nullifying the Bill of Rights, helping to install Joe Biden, and giving a big fat Christmas present to the pharmaceutical companies—which have profited handsomely from the pandemic.
Consider the current headlines: “Omicron grips nation; confirmed in 44 states,” “U.S. fears million cases a day,” “Masks on planes forever.” At the same time, ponder this: “40 percent have no symptoms at all.” Put the two together and you can see the Decepticons staring you in the face—and laughing.
A “disease” that is in many cases strikingly asymptomatic, whose lethality (such as it is and depending on who’s counting and how) is counted by “cases” (a meaningless statistic), and whose survival rate has always been near 99 percent for the vast majority of the world’s population, doesn’t seem like much of a threat in the cosmic scheme of things.
But from the beginning, the Democrat-Media Complex has gone all-in on apocalyptic hysteria as governments around the globe have vowed to “defeat” the virus, and some—like the newly formed police states of Australia and New Zealand—are even articulating an impossible “zero COVID” policy.
As it happens, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has addressed these issues and more in a new book, “The Real Anthony Fauci: Bill Gates, Big Pharma, and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health,” a no-holds-barred, full-frontal attack on Fauci & Co. It’s a bracing read:
“Suddenly, trusted institutions seemed to be acting in concert to generate fear, promote obedience, discourage critical thinking, and herd seven billion people to march to a single tune, culminating in mass public health experiments with a novel, shoddily tested, and improperly licensed technology so risky that manufacturers refused to produce it unless every government on Earth shielded them from liability.
“Across Western nations, shell-shocked citizens experienced all the well-worn tactics of rising totalitarianism—mass propaganda and censorship, the orchestrated promotion of terror, the manipulation of science, the suppression of debate, the vilification of dissent, and use of force to prevent protest. Conscientious objectors who resisted these unwanted, experimental, zero-liability medical interventions faced orchestrated gaslighting, marginalization, and scapegoating.
“As the trusted public face of the United States government response to COVID, Dr. Anthony Fauci set this perilous course and sold the American public on a new destination for our democracy.”
Now that’s deception, and on an industrial scale. You don’t have to sport a tinfoil hat to understand that something is horribly wrong here, that the personal sacrifices we’ve been called on to make have no bearing on the course of COVID, and, worst of all, the Megatrons and Bonecrushers who are doing this to us are sadistically enjoying it.
Across the nation and around the world, people are fighting back—but is it too late? So far, marches and demonstrations have been met with riot police, roundups, and concentration camps. But as they say about socialism, you can vote your way in, but you have to shoot your way out.
Sensing danger, parts of officialdom are now muttering about “learning to live with COVID,” which is what they should have been doing all along.
Enough is enough. After two years of poisonous squid ink regarding the origins of the disease and its dangers, it’s time to put away the electron microscope, back away from the Petri dish, and just ignore Omicron—which, like a typical virus nearing the end of its life, has increased in transmissibility and decreased in virulence. Heisenberg will do the rest.
Then fire Fauci and his team of Decepticons and go back to first principles: get it, get over it, get on with it. They’ll come up with a new set of Transformers soon enough.