Natural News founder Mike Adams claims the US government has launched a five-phase campaign to force vaccines on American citizens. This is false, of course, but the bigger problem is that Adams is drawing attention away from real problems we need to solve before we face another pandemic.
It's good to be skeptical of scientists and the politicians who listen to them. This is because they're people, and all people, no matter how educated or well-intentioned they may be, make mistakes. As I've written previously,
"universities, science journals, and individual experts often get things wrong. The scientific community knows this all too well, as cancer epidemiologist Geoffrey Kabat recently explained: [T]he public and journalists – the consumers of information about health – need to be aware of something that researchers know well – there is no [study] that is so dreadful that it cannot be published somewhere.
But skepticism comes in different varieties. There's a reasonable flavor—say, calling out governors when they prioritize politics over the science of vaccine safety—and then there's this kind:
Mike “the health ranger” Adams, founder of Natural News and advocate of killing scientists, recently claimed that “a contact in the federal government” revealed this vaccine-compliance plan to him. Who this individual is and why we should believe him, Adams never explained. His article nonetheless gives us a chance to examine some important points about vaccine safety and why allowing skepticism to devolve into absurdity makes it harder to hold public officials accountable.
Phase 1 – Voluntary (pushed by media propaganda, paying off social media influencers, doctors, etc.). This phase ensnares those who are gullible enough to think getting injected with spike protein biological weapons will somehow “save” them or set them free.
There's nothing wrong with criticizing reporters; we do it all the time. But the media has been anything but a consistent cheerleader for COVID-19 shots. In April, for example, ABC botched a report on breakthrough infections in Washington State, implying that vaccinated individuals were still very vulnerable to the virus. We've also chastised CBS and CNN for warning of slipping vaccine uptake while the data actually showed it was increasing, which ran the risk of exacerbating the public's hesitancy. This isn't a recent development either. The press has a long history of stoking vaccine rejection.
More to the point, the COVID-19 shots prevent infection, hospitalization and death. If they're "biological weapons," they're not very good ones.
Phase 2 – Incentives (lottery tickets, free beer, free donuts, etc.). This phase ensnares those who are stupid enough to trade their lives for beer and donuts. There are a lot of these people, and even the globalists realize that such low IQ people have nothing to contribute to human civilization.
The real issue with these sorts of incentives is that they paper over a deeper problem: the public's distrust of mainstream science. Free beer and donuts aren't going to win over vaccine-hesitant Americans who have been kicked off social media for asking the wrong questions. Adams could have made that argument to his massive audience instead of playing into the activist stereotype. More on this below.
Phase 3 – Private sector punishments – in this stage they use corporations to deny people access to services (such as air travel, cruise ships, restaurants, sporting events, concerts, etc.). This phase hopes to make being unvaccinated extremely inconvenient. WE ARE HERE NOW.
No, we're not. Many states have already banned vaccine passports, and some have prohibited businesses from requiring proof of immunization as well. Federal law doesn't prohibit employers from mandating shots, but most companies won't; messy PR battles and civil rights lawsuits aren't good for business.
Many other jurisdictions have said they won't mandate passports, though they haven't legislated it. Even my native California, where the lockdowns have been among the most severe, is about to fully reopen without requiring proof of vaccination, except for indoor events with at least 5,000 people. The policy varies from region to region, but that just underscores the fact that a coordinated campaign against vaccine refusal isn't underway.
Phase 4 – Criminal fines or jail time (government sector) – This phase will kick in after the fake news media blames the unvaxxed for continued spike protein outbreaks that are killing people. Laws will be passed in some jurisdictions that require constant vaccines and booster shots. Any who refuse to comply will be fined or jailed ...
With cases and deaths continuing to drop, there won't be any justification for such measures. And thousands more people are getting vaccinated every day, meaning there won't be many Americans left to fine or jail.
Phase 5) ... This phase will take place after the vaccine deep state works with the Biden / Obama regime to stage a massive false flag shooting tragedy that can be blamed on anti-vaxxers and gun owners. Once this event is carried out, Biden and the Democrats will call for turning the U.S. military against the citizens to carry out nationwide gun confiscation and force covid-19 vaccines at gunpoint … In essence, a vaccine holocaust is the plan.
Adams' anonymous source allegedly told him “that the false flag operation is perhaps just weeks away” on May 27. It's now mid-June. Cases are down almost everywhere, states are reopening and I've yet to see reports of a mass shooting carried out by anti-vaxxers.
The strangest aspect of this narrative is that there are plenty of legitimate gripes about how governments handled the pandemic: politicians flouted their own stay-at-home orders; public health agencies issued confusing, nonsensical masking and vaccine guidelines; and some political rallies were denounced for "spreading coronavirus and death," while participants in other events were just urged "to be as careful as possible."
Instead of focusing on these concerns, which should be addressed before we face another pandemic, Adams and those like him suck all the air out of the room with unverifiable stories.