“One night at about twelve o’clock there was a loud crash in the yard, and the animals rushed out of their stalls. It was a moonlit night. At the foot of the end wall of the big barn, where the Seven Commandments were written, there lay a ladder broken in two pieces. Squealer, temporarily stunned, was sprawling beside it, and near at hand there lay a lantern, a paint-brush, and an overturned pot of white paint… None of the animals could form any idea as to what this meant, except Old Benjamin, who nodded his muzzle with a knowing air, and seemed to understand, but would say nothing… a few days later Muriel, reading over the Seven Commandments to herself, noticed that there was yet another of them which the animals had remembered wrong” (Animal Farm, George Orwell).
Animal Farm was published in 1946. It was an allegorical novella, telling the story of a farm in England that runs its human owners out. The inspiration for this revolution was an old middle white boar named Old Major. He prophesied a new rebellion where the animals would do away with Man and have dominion over the farm and then the entirety of England.
In Animal Farm, the Seven Commandments derived from Old Major. They were the unalterable laws by which the animals were to live. To name a few: “No animal shall wear clothes; No animal shall sleep in a bed; No animal shall drink alcohol; No animal shall kill any other animal.” The commandments were eventually painted on the wall of the barn.
But as time went on, these commandments would be rewritten and sometimes redacted, quietly in the dead of the night. Upon looking at them in the morning, the animals, though feeling that something was not right, blamed their memory, until one day the Seven Commandments were reduced to one:
All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.
By then, Napoleon, our metaphoric dictator symbolizing the face of totalitarianism, was too powerful to rise up against, and perhaps for the first time as the animals saw him and the other elites enjoying the luxuries and spoils that they themselves were not allowed to enjoy, they realized that they themselves were to blame for this corruption of Old Major’s vision.
While Animal Farm was a premonition of totalitarianism devouring egalitarianism, similarities can be seen in present day America. As the Information War plunders onward, bureaucrats have aimed their sights on the noncompliant, justifying their dictatorial actions in the name of “science,” though they are filled to the brim with their self-interested agendas. They have amassed support amongst the populace, divided the country into ideological camps, and remain untouched as they dictate what is and is not truth.
Recently encapsulating this same Orwellian zeitgeist was the CDC.
In August, the CDC’s definition of “vaccine” was what it was for years:
“A product that stimulates a person’s immune system to produce immunity to a specific disease, protecting the person from that disease.”
However, without notice or a vocal update on the change, that definition has recently changed to:
“A preparation that is used to stimulate the body’s immune response against diseases.”
The operating words are “to produce” and “to stimulate.” In other words, vaccines are no longer defined as producing immunity, but as arousing our body’s immune response to said disease. In addition, the vaccine is no longer defined as a “product,” but as a “preparation.” The CDC is shedding responsibility for the vaccines’ ineffectiveness against fighting COVID-19.
As per the National File, a new study by the Oxford University Clinical Research group found “Viral loads of breakthrough Delta variant infection cases were 251 times higher than those of cases infected with old strains detected between March-April 2020.”
Contrary to what is floating around conservative outlets, the study does not specifically mention that the vaccinated have higher “viral loads” 251 times higher than the unvaccinated, but is specifically referring to the Delta variant itself. While it would have been more productive to show the viral loads within vaccinated and unvaccinated, the most that we can accurately assess with certainty is that those who are infected with the Delta variant had higher viral loads than older strains of COVID, vaccination status unknown.
But we can see the inference, drawn from the previous study, that those who are vaccinated experiencing higher infection rates through viral RNA, more accurately in the first conducted post-mortem study of an 86-year-old man who, after the first dose of the BNT162b2 mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, got infected with COVID. Images of his tissue upon contracting the virus were taken, showing viral RNA spread throughout his body.
As per American Pigeon, “It’s inferred that, because viral RNA was found in almost every organ of the body when the man was infected with SARS-CoV-2, it more rapidly spread throughout his body, resulting in his death from “Acute renal and respiratory failure.”
The study also indicates that the “ findings are in line with previous evidence from animal models that immunization against SARS-CoV-2 by vaccination appeared to reduce the severity of pathogenesis, especially with regard to severe lung disease, while viral RNA persisted in nasal swabs.”
However, “Because our patient died approximately 2 days after his first positive SARS-CoV-2 test result, we suppose that the molecular mapping data reflects an early stage of viral infection.” The study highlights the vaccine’s ability to elicit immunogenicity, but not sterile immunity, which is important for the vaccine to prevent replication of the virus within the body.
The study proceeds to show the images of the patient’s organs infected with COVID-19 and claims that “recent reports of an increased risk of blood clots, particularly of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis in the case of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine (Mahase 2021), raised a matter of debate on the safety of COVID-19 vaccine in general. Comprehensive analysis of autopsy data must be performed to provide more detailed insights into lethal adverse effects and any deaths associated with vaccination.”
The CDC changes in the vaccine definition comes at a time when vaccine efficacy after the Delta variant has, admittedly, significantly declined.
Per a study posted by the CDC, “Analysis of nursing home COVID-19 data from NHSN indicated a significant decline in effectiveness of full mRNA COVID-19 vaccination against laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection, from 74.7% during the pre-Delta period (March 1–May 9, 2021) to 53.1% during the period when the Delta variant predominated in the United States.
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky has also said that the vaccine effectiveness decreases over time, although noting that vaccines remain effective against hospitalizations.
NEW Data from @CDCMMWR:
1️⃣ Vaccine-induced protection against the virus that causes #COVID19 decreases over time.
2️⃣ Vaccine effectiveness against severe disease, hospitalization & death remains relatively high.
3️⃣ Vaccine effectiveness decreases against #DeltaVariant. https://t.co/jydo1BA9cj
— Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH (@CDCDirector) August 18, 2021
“Both recent sets of CDC studies show that breakthrough infections in vaccinated people are still rare. But they also add to growing evidence that protection from Covid-19 shots lessens over time, which agency officials say supports their recommendation that Americans receive booster shots eight months after their initial vaccination.”
Despite waning effectiveness of vaccines, the proposed recourse is to push booster shots every eight months, beginning after one receives the second dose of their vaccine. Disregarded from these studies, however, is the effectiveness of natural immunity. Natural immunity is a factor completely ignored, especially amongst a data set of young healthy individuals.
According to an Israeli study published in late August, natural immunity was shown to be 13 times stronger than those who have received the Pfizer shot.
“SARS-CoV-2-naïve vaccinees had a 13.06-fold (95% CI, 8.08 to 21.11) increased risk for breakthrough infection with the Delta variant compared to those previously infected, when the first event (infection or vaccination) occurred during January and February of 2021. SARS-CoV-2-naïve vaccinees were also at a greater risk for COVID-19-related-hospitalizations compared to those that were previously infected.”
Another study showed Delta cases in the vaccinated and unvaccinated. As American Pigeon cited, “In their recent reports, Public Health England data show that from June 22nd to August 2nd, there were 2,464 Delta cases in the unvaccinated over-50s and 17,926 in the fully vaccinated over-50s.”
Despite these studies and the science backing them up, vaccine mandates are continuing to spread across the country.
On September 9th, the Biden Administration was set to give a detailed plan on the Delta variant and increasing vaccinations. Instead, what we received, was a divisive speech promoting segregation, full of retaliation and anger at the unvaccinated.
“This is a pandemic of the unvaccinated,” he said after stating that 80 million unvaccinated Americans are causing damage, particularly the 80 million unvaccinated workers. “25% [of the unvaccinated] can cause a lot of damage and they are… The vaccines provide very strong protection against COVID.”
The administration proposed a plan to mandate vaccines for workers in private sectors that will require “all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workforce is fully vaccinated or require any workers who remain unvaccinated to produce a negative test result on at least a weekly basis before coming to work.”
“This is not about freedom or personal choice,” the President said to unvaccinated Americans, “What more is there to wait for? What more to do you need to see? We’ve been patient, but our patience is wearing thin and your refusal has cost all of us.”
He also promised the vaccinated that he will protect them from the unvaccinated, ironically admitting that the vaccines are not completely effective in protecting vaccinated individuals from COVID.
Despite the science presented above on vaccine effectiveness and natural immunity, Democrats do not favor debate. What we heard today was a reiteration of the plan to politicize and segregate our political opponents. They demand unquestioning trust and compliance with their mandates, introducing division and threatening tactics to deter noncompliance. Because these mandates are contrary to the evidence provided favoring natural immunity, it’s suspect that they are instead political tactics to foster segregation between those who are their ideological cohorts and those who they will designate as they’re enemies.
George Orwell wrote in his novella when the totalitarian barred debate from Animal Farm, accompanied by his threatening dogs:
“Napoleon, with his dogs now following him… announced that from now on Sunday-morning Meetings would come to an end. They were unnecessary he said, and wasted time. In future all questions relating to the working of the farm would be settled by a special committee of pigs, presided over by himself.”
As we come to the era of “trust the experts,” bureaucrats whom no one elected, the public is chastised for debating or asking questions on what otherwise is their personal medical decision to make. Currently, businesses in New York refuse indoor dining to customers without vaccination passports, hospital workers and other employees are laid off because of vaccination status, and other businesses are forced to mandate compliance with an unprecedented medical mandate from the federal government.
Anyone who disagrees with the mandates, who has spoken to leftist friends and family about this issue, probably has been on the receiving end of harsh judgement. An evening trip to Twitter will provide anyone with their daily dose of hate. These are the people who claim to know better, who claim a moral superiority because they’re “doing whatever it takes to stop the spread.” The source of this attitude is the idea that they have reached scientific certainty, contrary to the evidence, which many can convincingly believe when they have simultaneously ceased debate altogether by conforming to the predominant narratives established by those in power; or put simply, when they entrap themselves in a feedback loop of confirmation bias.
German sociologist Karl Mannheim, in his book Ideology and Utopia: An Introduction into the Sociology of Knowledge, highlights this moral and epistemological problem:
“In our contemporary social and intellectual plight, it is nothing less than shocking to discover that those persons who claim to have discovered an absolute are usually the same people who pretend to be superior to the rest. To find people in our day attempting to pass off to the world and recommending to others some nostrum of the absolute which they claim to have discovered is merely a sign of the loss of and the need for intellectual and moral certainty, felt by broad sections of the population who are unable to look life in the face.”
Nevertheless, in spite of the scientific inconsistency of the “trust the science” crowd who supports forced vaccination and medical segregation (between the vaccinated/unvaccinated), they remain unbothered by the shaky foundation upon which their beliefs stand. This was never scientific, it was always ideological; and what we know about ideology is that it presupposes an entirely new discourse. In other words, the inconsistencies that might be prevalent in the “trust the science” crowd, are not inconsistencies at all; it is a part of the logic by which to rationalize their ideological ends. “[Ideology] has the ends that provide its means with the perpetual discourse to justify its actions [and] beliefs.”
(For a further look into Ideology and Utopia, see A Social Conservative’s Guide to Ideology & Utopia).
But if their inconsistency is any insight into who they trust for knowledge, it is not science they trust, but politicians.
Here I’ll let the reader contemplate this last passage for themselves. We often quote Orwell’s 1984 as an omen of the present, which begins in the totalitarian state and details the mechanisms designed for our manipulation and control; but we often forget Animal Farm, which documents how easy it is to surrender our freedoms for arrest in the cuffs of those who attempt to convince us that they know what is best for us.
“I trust that every animal here appreciates the sacrifice that Comrade Napoleon has made in taking this extra labour upon himself. Do not imagine, comrades, that leadership is a pleasure! On the contrary, it is a deep and heavy responsibility. No one believes more firmly than Comrade Napoleon that all animals are equal. He would be only too happy to let you make your decisions for yourselves. But sometimes you might make the wrong decisions, comrades, and then where should we be? Suppose you had decided to follow Snowball, with his moonshine of wind-wills— Snowball, who, as we now know, was no better than a criminal?… Loyalty and obedience are important.”