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What follows is a real, unedited, email exchange, a sort of "novel" that writes itself. Only the names (except mine) have been changed. (On my French you can read a "novel" about my adventures in money laundering; no names have been changed.)


I have written about confirmation bias before. Conspiracy theory is confirmation bias on steroids. While this conversation is perhaps an extreme example of a “dialogue de sourds,” I think it illustrates well the difficulty of bridging ideological differences and reaching a common ground even under normal circumstances. The desperate need for certainty in these troubling times leads people to cling to answers rather than bask in questions like a philosopher. While basic income does not face such stiff opposition, commonly held views and prejudice do contribute to the resistance against this innovative policy. Please email me your questions and comments. Should I have treated Charlotte differently?


From Charlotte

To Pierre Madden

CC: Nikki, Betty, Dan

Subject: time to end the lockdown

14 May 2020, 00:40

The data is now in. There was never a justifiable reason or science to justify the lockdown, social distancing, face masks, etc. The lockdown will destroy many businesses and parts of the economy. The lockdown will significantly add to the national debt of all countries. In Canada, there is already talk of implementing austerity measures. This was a plan-demic, not a pandemic. It was never about health care or protecting the public. The official narrative should always be questioned as misleading and false until proven otherwise. Let me leave you with the latest video of an interview with Professor Dolores Cahill, assuming YouTube does not censure it as it has been censuring so many other videos the show the official narrative is false.


I am outraged, seething, at how easily we allowed our civil liberties to be violated... If this is how easily we, the public, can be herded like cattle over a fake pandemic then forget about any hopes you have about being able to impose solutions on climate change, eco-justice and other supposedly meaningful causes.


Charlotte

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From Pierre Madden

To Charlotte

CC: Nikki, Betty, Dan

14 May 2020 at 07:02

Hi Charlotte,

What is a plan-demic? If not “about health care or protecting the public” then what?

Pierre

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From Charlotte

To Pierre Madden

CC: Nikki, Betty, Dan

Subject: time to end the lockdown

14 May 2020 at 17:15

Hello Pierre,

I will answer your questions after you answer a few my questions to you.


What is happening with the Organization? I have sent you quite a few emails and received no response. I have asked a few people and they too have not received any information. Why have we not heard anything from the Organization and you? There are so many pressing issues today and yet the Organization, for all intents, is dormant. Why?


I am requesting to be a member of the Organization steering committee. Please let me know when/how the steering committee is meeting next so that I can attend and participate in that meeting.


What did you take from the fact sheet on covid-19 I sent you? This fact sheet is quite comprehensive and long. It makes very clear statements. For example, it states there is little science behind the decision to impose/force social distancing, face masks and travel restrictions. Tell me, what is your response to this fact sheet? Do you agree or disagree with it? If so, why or why not?


Similarly, what is your response to the interview with Dolores Cahill? Cahill clearly has the full credentials to speak as an authority on covid19. She makes clear claims that refute the official narrative. For example, between 00:51:39-00:54:36, Cahill talks about “Gain of Function.” One extremely important claim is that covid-19 is NOT A NATURALLY OCCURRING VIRUS. She is not the only scientist to make this claim. When credible scientists make this claim then we must give this point serious consideration because it brings into question the essence of this crisis which is, who can we trust? This interview is a gold mine of information that is completely consistent with what many other doctors and scientists, who are experts on the subject, have been stating throughout the lockdown. So again, do you agree with what Cahill or do you disagree? Why or why not?


We have just been subjected to a lockdown that appears to have had little to do with science and where it is more plausible and readily argued to be more about social engineering. The public must now critically reflect on the covid-19 lockdown and understand how readily we acquiesced to having our civil liberties violated. Sit back and let the full enormity of this point sink in! Education was suspended, jobs were suspended, restaurants and businesses are closed – many to be forced into bankruptcy, collective gatherings were suspended, social distancing is teaching people to be fearful and wary of others, people are afraid as they question how they can pay for rent, food, mortgages and other loans they have! For this first time, we actually locked down the HEALTHY population, not just those with compromised immune systems. This is unprecedented! The list goes on. This is social engineering - and we acquiesced to it without a murmur, let alone a fight! What is your opinion on all of this?


It is entirely predictable that the after effect of the ‘financial response’ to this alleged pandemic will be austerity measures. But austerity measures are exactly the wrong response to remedy the economic chaos to the lockdown. We need government stimulus spending to get us through this chaos. But government stimulus spending forces us into deeper national debt which foreign central banks then used to leverage austerity measures and the privatization of public resources – all against the public’s interest. Our financial system is a debt trap which transfers control of government policy to non-elected foreign central banks. Why is this and how do we break out of this trap? This is the question you should be asking. What is your answer?


The global covid-19 body count alone confirms the official narrative has been false from the very beginning. The models pushed by the WHO were so grossly inaccurate as to raise the question what exactly was the purpose behind these models, that is, what were they really intended to do? Why are those who presented these fraudulent models now not held accountable? There are so many inconsistencies and questions about this alleged pandemic that we need answers for. What is your opinion on this?


To summarize, what is happening with the Organization? The steering committee has been together for 4 months. What are its plans for the Organization? Second, do you agree that the fact sheet and interview with Cahill are starting points on which we can focus our discussion, if indeed, you are actually interested in having a discussion? The public needs to have this discussion in the open, without fear of being belittled as being ignorant or disparaged as being poorly qualified to understand events as they have and will transpire.


Charlotte

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From Charlotte

To Pierre Madden

CC: Nikki, Betty, Dan

14 May 2020 at 19:02

Now, to offer a partial answer your question, “…then what.”


For starters, here is Naomi Klein. A more thorough review and understanding can be had by reading through Allison Hawver McDowell’s blog. And here is something for you to watch.


If you think all of this is fiction, then reconsider again after reading Carroll Quigley’s “Tragedy and Hope” or, for a shorter review, read the condensed version by Joe Plummer.



Charlotte

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From Pierre Madden

To Charlotte

CC: Nikki, Betty, Dan

14 May 2020 at 22:28


Hello Charlotte,

Thank you for your questions. I will do my best.

  • What is happening with the Organization? I have sent you quite a few emails and received no response. I have asked a few people and they too have not received any information. Why have we not heard anything from the Organization and you? There are so many pressing issues today and yet the Organization, for all intents, is dormant. Why?

Our plans to revitalize the chapter were nipped in the bud by the pandemic.

  • I am requesting to be a member of the Organization steering committee. Please let me know when/how the steering committee is meeting next so that I can attend and participate in that meeting.

You were offered a spot and you declined.

  • What did you take from the fact sheet on covid-19 I sent you? This fact sheet is quite comprehensive and long. It makes very clear statements. For example, it states there is little science behind the decision to impose/force social distancing, face masks and travel restricti