I got free COVID-19 information from our vet today. Dogs do have a coronavirus, but it’s so different from COVID-19, he said it’s like there are two family reunions of people with the same last name, but they have completely different lineages, but people think they’re the same…It’s like that.
He was the first (or one of the first?) vets in the state to test a cat for COVID-19. All of these tests, across the country, had to be sent into a single lab in California, and shipped and labeled in particular ways. The lab said that they had tested 5,000 cats at that point and not one tested positive. He thought the news about a tiger having it was really about the tiger having a “coronavirus,” but it wasn’t COVID-19.
He thought we should have shut down all travel, quickly, and we would have stopped the virus from spreading. He might be right.
He was explaining that when it comes to viruses, *either* they spread easily *or* they are deadly, but we don’t find viruses that are both. It’s like a two sided scale, when one side goes up, the other goes down. So many biological processes work exactly like this. He said that Ebola, for example, is very deadly, but doesn’t spread well, because the host often dies before they spread it. He said COVID-19 spreads easily but is not super deadly. (As we can verify by the numbers).
He said they actually found COVID-19 in 2017, but classified it as not being dangerous. The current virus has morphed a bit, but is only 3% different from that virus they discovered in 2017.
Guest PostI was admiring my friend Stefani’s boldness on social media and asked her to write a guest post. She’s a believer, a business owner and a small-farm owner, in Oregon. I think what she’s written to share with all of you is important.
Just a basic understanding of current economics should leave an individual quite worried. With a survival rate of 98%, Covid-19 is becoming less of a fear while the state of our eroding economy and decaying American rights should leave us in a true state of concern.
More and more small businesses are closing their doors for good every day in the United States. The algorithm for what happens next is quite simple. Less businesses=less jobs=less paychecks. Without money, it’s hard to buy food.
My great Grandpa Everett was a schoolteacher during the Great Depression. Before he passed away, I asked him to tell me all about what that era was like. He said he could remember sharing his one meal of the day—one can of beans—with 4 other people. He said he was so hungry and that many times he had no idea where his next meal would come from.
The reason for our small businesses closing is not because people are falling down dead right and left of us, it’s because our dear Governor Brown has mandated, ordered (let those words sink in) that we are not “allowed” to work. I’m reminded of a quote,
“Quarantine is when you restrict the movements of sick people. Tyranny is when you restrict the movements of
healthy people.” –Meshawn Maddock
Let me ask a few questions. Does not the First Amendment permit you to peaceably assemble? To exercise the right to free speech and prohibit the free exercise of religion? Even though the governor has the right to supersede the first amendment during our current state of emergency, is it right? What will we potentially lose by allowing her to enforce unconstitutional mandates? How many more rights could be taken away?
We are standing at a crossroad. And we can’t stand here for too long. The option to take one of the roads is slipping away. We need to act quickly and decisively. Although the solution is a best guess at this point in time, decisions need to be made. The continuation of sitting around hoping for the best is not the solution.
The elderly and immune compromised should continue to quarantine—if they so choose. Healthy individuals need to return to work, like yesterday—if they so choose. We need a quick resurgence at maximum capacity, all businesses open and all at once. As citizens, we need to make a conscious effort to patron local businesses and purchase American made products.
We need to take our health into our own hands and not rely on questionable and controversial vaccinations for answers. We need to start questioning the narrative about how we came to this place (was it legitimate?) and determine to never get here again. This will require critical
thinking which is “the objective analysis and evaluation of an issue in order to form a judgment.”
Please, I beg you, wake up. It simply is not enough to listen to the news and follow it in zombie-like fashion. We must take back our God-given and soldier fought-for rights. It is absolutely necessary to the continuation of being a free people.
I would love to hear your thoughts! Comment below, I welcome healthy dialogue here.
For the last few days, I have been working on a post about 5G and COVID-19. I stayed up late nights researching and gathered and analyzing a ton of readily available data. It started with a question. I didn’t have any theories that 5G caused or even added to COVID-19 cases or deaths. I read that other people believed in such theories, and I was simply curious to learn more.
I’ve only scratched the surface with that first post–there is so much more to share. My post wasn’t an attempt to convince people one way or another–I don’t even know for certain what I believe about all of it. All I wanted to do was share the data.
After posting, I faced quite a bit of backlash on social media, both on my Well Fed Homestead page and my own personal page. People posted memes, one after the other, claiming that I was stupid, or lacking a brain, or dense, or just plain crazy. Wow. I wasn’t prepared for that.
Asking Questions is the First Step in Science
Every scientific theory first begins with a question. “What if?” or “Could it be?” or “Why does ___?” If we don’t ask questions first, we will make zero progress in science.
Think of the major scientific advances that you make use of in your life today: your computer, phone, light bulbs, electricity, etc. At some point, somebody had to ask a question, in order to end up with that technology.
They probably looked crazy at first.
Because, before electricity, who would believe it? And if someone told you about the iPhone back in 1995, wouldn’t you think they were a little crazy?
The people who ask the questions and dare to wonder are actually the smart ones, guys.
Headline: You Don’t Appear More Scientific By Going Along with “Expert” Scientist Beliefs and Failing to Ask Your Own Questions
If Dr. Fauci said it, it must be true. If Bill Gates (guys, he’s NOT a scientist!) said it, we’ve got to believe it (because he’s rich?!). Heck, if an expert on CNN said it, it’s truth.
Guys, this is what sheep do.
They follow, don’t ask questions, and while they don’t look smart, at least they fit in.
I have never been okay with following the crowd just because an “authority” says to do so. There are people who have the ability to simply trust. AT&T says that 5G is safe–then it must be. The county says our water is safe with chemically created fluoride added–it must be. These people live such simple lives. They don’t spend hours researching like me. They just trust. Sometimes I want to be like them, I really do! I try. I do. But something in me has to know. I have to dig and make sure. I can’t just trust.
I don’t tend to trust authority or what the crowd believes without doing my own research
Asking Questions That Go Against the “Norm” Do Not Make Me a Conspiracy Theorist
I can’t even count how many different opinions have come from doctors, scientists, politicians and news anchors regarding COVID-19. They’re all saying something different. Just because someone on CNN, or Fox News or the White House Briefing or a PhD holder says something is fact, it doesn’t mean I have to swallow it. No–I chew–I discern what is true and false and I do my own research.
I find it super fascinating that the natural news writers I follow were writing this kind of headline several weeks ago:
What if Coronavirus is man-made and biological warfare?
They got their posts taken down from social media because they were asking such a question. It was just “accepted science” that COVID-19 was a natural pandemic. It was SO widely accepted, that even Facebook was regulating whether or not people could say otherwise, publicly.
Did you guys see yesterday’s CNN headline?
Of course, they’re BEHIND, but now that CNN said it, it will be widely accepted. What was called Conspiracy Theory just two weeks ago is now accepted as truth, because CNN said it.
Do you guys see the problem with this? We are not invited to become free thinkers! In fact, we’re shamed if we ask any questions.
I Don’t Want to Be a Sheep
Do we really all have to follow, like sheep, what the crowd believes, in order to avoid the name calling? I’m not a conspiracy theorist. Let’s be clear, as I said in my last post:
I don’t believe that 5G technology has caused the Coronavirus.
If I ask questions about whether 5G is healthy or if it happens to look like the majority of the death projections (in data used by the white house coronavirus task force) occur in 5G-laden areas, am I suddenly a conspiracy theorist? I’m not saying “I believe ___” or “You should all believe ___.” I’m saying, “Wow, guys, this is weird. Look at this data with me!”
If we’re told 5G is perfectly safe, those who consider themselves to be more science-minded will agree–because that’s the norm. There is nothing scientific about following the herd to the slaughter. Not one bit!! I would argue (in writing), the thinker, the scientist, would stop and ask questions.
Conventional Wisdom is Not Scientific
Do you guys see that conventional wisdom is driven by capitalism? I’m not against capitalism, but we have to see the truth behind our “science.” Big pharma, the wealthiest industry in America, pays for so many of the medical studies we accept as truth. Kellog’s Cereal founders created the food pyramid that Americans still buy into. It’s just widely accepted as if it were fact. The people who question these norms are called conspiracy theorists. Or worse, the doctors who question this wisdom are called “quacks.”
We’re Being Lead Somewhere, Right Now…Are You Going to Follow?
Guys, something is going on. Please wake up! I’m begging all of you to see it. There has always been propaganda, and sadly, propaganda leads people (who have intelligent minds, endowed by their creator!) to do stupid things. There is propaganda today. There is capitalism driving what we are being told and what we all believe as truth.
Are you willing to ask questions, or will you be following, because it makes you appear smarter to go with the crowd?
I Will Not Stop Asking Questions
Fundamentally, I believe that asking questions makes me SMARTER. It may not make me more popular, but being SMART is more important to me than fitting in. I hope you will join me.
Are you willing to ask questions, even though it makes you stand out?