The United Nations would like everyone to be on the lookout for ‘worrying and dangerous’ conspiracy theories – especially those that might lead people to the conclusion that COVID-19 escaped from a lab in Wuhan, China… you know, the thing the WHO just admitted could very well be the case, and which Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has launched recent investigations into.
Before we get into the UN’s latest salvo in the war over narratives (feel free to scroll down if you’re a regular reader); We know from government contracts, FOIA records, and leaked emails that the US government was conducting risky gain-of-function research on US soil until former President Obama banned it in 2014 over ethical questions raised by the scientific community. The ‘research’ included manipulating bat Covid to be more transmissible to humans, and following Obama’s ban, was funneled overseas through New York nonprofit, EcoHealth Alliance – whose CEO Peter Daszak secured lucrative contracts to study and manipulate bat coronaviruses in Wuhan, China four months before Obama’s ban.
Daszak was the guy behind The Lancet‘s “it couldn’t have come from a lab” Natural Origin statement – for which he reportedly engaged in a “bullying campaign” – before generating significant controversy over conflicts of interest involving many of its authors and co-signatories, to which the Lancet later admitted.
“And then I see the scientists. “Oh, nothing here to look at. We know it’s the market. Did we find an animal? No. Do we have an explanation of where that furin cleavage site came in? No.”https://t.co/SsgzzPxZc6
— Yuri Deigin (@ydeigin) August 5, 2022
The first $666,442 installment of EcoHealth’s $3.7 million NIH grant was paid in June 2014, with similar annual payments through May 2019 under the “Understanding The Risk Of Bat Coronavirus Emergence” project.
Then, in 2017, a subagency of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) – headed by Dr. Anthony Fauci – resumed funding a controversial grant to genetically modify bat coronaviruses in Wuhan, China without the approval of a government oversight body.
Notably, the WIV “had openly participated in gain-of-function research in partnership with U.S. universities and institutions” for years under the leadership of Dr. Shi ‘Batwoman’ Zhengli, according to the Washington Post’s Josh Rogin.
We also know (thanks to a FOIA lawsuit by The Intercept) that Daszak wanted to release ‘Chimeric Covid Spike Proteins’ Into Bat Populations Using ‘Skin-Penetrating Nanoparticles,’ only for the ‘DEFUSE’ proposal to be denied by DARPA on the grounds that it was too risky.
I just wish one of the defenders of the market theory would seriously address the DEFUSE proposal’s details rather than just mischaracterising and dismissing them. https://t.co/Rbjm4wUlhE
— Matt Ridley (@mattwridley) August 6, 2022
Based on the circumstantial evidence, the stonewalling and silence, deleted database, and the leaked DEFUSE grant proposal, the possibility of lab leak of FCS engineered virus is too high too ignore. pic.twitter.com/KGT3YrnEAx
— victor tan (@Victorhashira) August 5, 2022
We challenge the UN to ‘debunk’ any of the above.
Now that you’re up to speed
Enter the UN’s new #ThinkBeforeSharing campaign, which helps people “learn how to identify, debunk, react to and report on conspiracy theories to prevent their spread.”
To aid gullable individuals navigate the information highway without hitting any conspiracy potholes, UNESCO provides some helpful infographics – one of which thanks Stephen Lewandowsky – Australian psychologist and co-author of a March 2022 Scientific American report complaining about how “The Lab-Leak Hypothesis Made It Harder for Scientists to Seek the Truth.”
So the default position of those behind the UN’s “watch out for conspiracy theories” campaign is that the lab leak is a conspiracy theory. Right.
They recommend taking action when you’ve “identified a conspiracy theory,” but that you don’t get lured into an argument with a conspiracy theorist.
“Any argument may be taken as proof that you are part of the conspiracy and reinforce that belief,” which will cause the conspiracy theorist to “argue hard to defend their beliefs.”
So what to do? Show “empathy,” and avoid “ridiculing them.”
“If you are certain you have encountered a conspiracy theory,” you must “react” immediately and post a link to a “fact-checking website” in the comments.
In short – this (from 2020):
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern:
“We will continue to be your single source of truth… Unless you hear it from us it is not the truth.”pic.twitter.com/WV7ZfdP2RR
— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) July 25, 2022
Stay safe out there citizen!