It’s hard to know what to believe. We’re all trying to do our best. We want to keep ourselves and our families and our communities safe. But we’re like ping pong balls being hit back and forth, bombarded with information that’s often contradictory.
How do you decide what to believe?
The easiest path for humans is to put our blind trust in others. But even that is backfiring with COVID-19. One day we’re told not to do X or Y or Z. The next day we’re told do X or Y, or Z. So while it may seem “easy” to listen to the authorities, it’s actually very confusing.
A few observations:
🦅 Freedom matters.
🎉 Humans thrive on social contact.
🤱 Babies and children need skin-to-skin contact to survive and thrive.
😨 Fear is harmful for human health and well-being.
💰 It’s always smart to follow the money. Even when money doesn’t seem to be at the root of things, it’s often one of the main motivators of human behavior.
When I am puzzling over what to believe—whether the topic is having a baby or staying in lockdown—I keep these things in mind: freedom matters, humans thrive off social contact, children need to be held close, fear is harmful for our health, and it’s always smart to follow the money.
As does AwakenWithJP. This video is the best thing I’ve watched since the coronavirus crisis first began.
So what do you believe right now? The fear porn the media and our public officials are trying to sell us or something else?
If you’re a science-minded person you know that we humans have always learned to co-habitate with viruses and bacteria. You also know that the best start for a human in life is when there is zero separation between mom and baby. And that there has never been a safe or effective vaccine against a coronavirus. And that Bill Gates, who has gleefully insisted we stay in lockdown for 18 months until we can vaccinate every human on the planet (all the while forcing public schools to use his Microsoft products and watching Microsoft stocks soar), is not known for telling the truth. As Barry Ritholtz at the Washington Post has explained:
Microsoft’s greatest strength has always been its monopoly position in the PC chain. Its exclusionary licensing agreement with PC manufacturers mandated a payment for an MS-DOS license whether or not a Microsoft operating system was used. … By the time the company settled with the Justice Department in 1994 over this illegal arrangement, Microsoft had garnered a dominant market share of all operating systems sold.
The blue pill or the red pill? The choice is always yours.
Published: May 7, 2020
Updated: July 22, 2020