the best way to enforce a false orthodoxy of experts is to predicate their livelihoods upon ideological purity
Whenever I miss my native California, I remind myself that politicians are still trying actively to destroy it. Sigh.
I was surprised to see his article in Bari’s Substack yesterday. She sits on the fence on these issues but boosting him is perhaps her way of coming around. Glad to see it. We need high visibility folk jumping the fence.
I read this yesterday and I hope it gets good circulation. In 2019 everything Dr. Bhattacharya wrote would be uncontroversial, even trite. Now it is, according to some, fascist and dangerous. I hope within his lifetime he'll see the inevitable historical vindication of the GBD and of focused protection.
It seems the only reason to write a bill focused on covid ‘misinformation’ at this point in the so-called pandemic (when it is all but over and the virus has become endemic), is to have the ability in the future to broadly apply bans on doctors using ‘misinformation’ when they treat their patients. It will not be limited to covid.
Doctors lost their independence when the became Healthcare Providers, little more than employees of medical corporations. They don’t have the means to fight against this type of censorship without potentially losing their jobs. It is upon the voting public to prevent laws like the one proposed in California from being passed.
Jay's post is good, but too weak in one particular area that you, el gato malo, discussed yesterday or the day before and that many commenters parrotted: REJECT THE PREMISE, don't argue the other side of it.
Here's Jay, over on Bari's Substack:
"Another statement in the bill’s preamble asserts that the “safety and efficacy of Covid vaccines have been confirmed through evaluation by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA).” But vaccine safety also depends on any given patient’s clinical circumstances. For example, there is an elevated risk of myocarditis in young men taking the vaccine, especially with the booster."
That is a weak, or at least woefully incomplete, rebuttal, IMO.
Vaccines would typically undergo 3-5 YEARS of testing before the decision on whether to approve would be made. These jabs have been around for 15 months, and, were made available after about 90 DAYS of (rigged) testing, after which the control group was jabbed!!
This statement: the “safety and efficacy of Covid vaccines have been confirmed through evaluation by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA)" is patently and completely false, a g/d LIE, because there exists exactly ZERO long-term data about the jabs' "safety and efficacy".
No such "safety and efficacy" can possibly be "confirmed" in the short time the jabs have been available...and I might add, are STILL only available under an EUA. If in fact the “safety and efficacy of Covid vaccines have been confirmed through evaluation by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA)", then there would be no more need for the EUA and it could and would be rescinded.
THAT kind of rebuttal is needed against the POS human beings in the CA legislature who are advancing this bill. That kind of rebuttal, not the milquetoast "oh, but myocarditis".
Reject the premise, dammit. Don't argue it. REJECT IT.
I read jay bhattacharya's piece and indeed found it alarming to say the least. I was going to comment and share, however I was not able to comment as it required me to have a subscription to do so... so I did not share. If this is so important, which I truly believe it is, why should I have to pay to express my allegiance. Is that Free Speech... NO... that is: you can express yourself if you pay to do so. Seems sorta like passive Cancel Culture, those who cannot afford to pay, loose. I am super disappointed in this. I understand people have to make a living, but do they have to do so on things that could be so critical to mankind's survival... is not the service of mankind noble enough on its own that one has to be paid to fight for it? Maybe I am a conspiracy theorist, but all these actions, all these "trojan framings" have one goal in mind... that people suffer and die. Now what "force" in the universe would want to support suffering and death? I can only think of one... yup, you guessed it... Evil and Satan. And if you do not believe Satan exists, he already owns you by the way. This is not a war against doctors, power-hungry, weak politicians, corrupt media, greedy woke business leaders, brain-washed college kids, etc... this is a fight against Satan and evil (BTW, if you want to get a glimmer of what hell is like, https://twitter.com/i/status/1514085286489247744). And by the way, Satan wins when you have to pay to fight against him. So I am left with the only weapon I can afford... in actuality the most powerful weapon of all... and jeez go figure, it is free, which is not surprising given the supplier... I will continue to pray to God for "We the People" of God. In the meantime, thank you el gato, jay bhattacharya, and all you solders of truth. I will always support you using the tools at my disposal. But please forgive my humble efforts, for prayers, and evangelization (when it does not rely on the dollar) are the only two I seem to have these days.
Jay is one of the people I dedicated my doctoral thesis to. Really glad he's spoken up about COVID.
Bhattacharya's post is indeed a humdinger. Everyone should read it. Good luck to everyone in California fighting this.
“the time has come to draw a line and say “no further” and to commence retaking our lives and liberties.”
To this end I am attempting to curate a site for the medical freedom and freespeech movements that bypasses BigTech Search.
While it is a work in progress and I am hoping for feedback, it’s at least a start :)
It certainly makes me wonder whether state licensure boards are necessary. Why not just let people choose their own doctors? When I look for a new doctor, I don’t look to see whether they have been approved by the state. I ask friends for recommendations and try to find out about that doctor’s reputation before I commit.
I called Assemblyman Evan Low's office this morning. I told him that his arrogance and ignorance in proposing AB 2098 is precisely the toxic combination that led me to close my business and exit California. I suggested that if there are any deadly purveyors of medical misinformation in CA it is the gaggle of political public health morons--and the Charlie McCarthy dummy pols who parrot them. From the voice on the assemblyman's answering message, it sounds like Low's staff is pre-pubescent. At 39 years old, I can only marvel at the wisdom and knowledge that Low has absorbed during his short life that allows him to dictate the topics of conversation that are permissible between physicians and their patients. Oh, to have Darth Vader's ability to constrict the esophagus of such little tyrants.
The fact that someone actually proposed this bill and that it has any support is all that you need to know about the state of politics in CA. Fascinating watch a state slowly kill itself.
God I really fuckin' enjoy the way you write Cat-man.
I find myself reading cattitude's substacks aloud to friends and family just because of how punchy and melodic the tone and rhythm of the writing is. I keep going back to the "your mask ignobles me" in particular. It's just so epic.
Anyways thanks for that.
This is already in place in Canada’s socialist government health system. Doctors who dare speak outside official political doctrine, are suspended.
Politicians and bureaucrats are now official medical experts.
Doctors are but automatons of the great bureaucracy
jay bhat TAC harya. I see what's going on here CAT
Outright insanity. But on a lighter note, I have to say that's my favorite cartoon of all you've posted, "Chairman Meow". Careful, that one might stick. LOL. Love it!