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Piers Morgan refuses to back down over Meghan Markle criticisms despite UK agency launching investigation

Piers Morgan said Tuesday that he will not apologize for expressing doubt about claims from Meghan Markle that she experienced suicidal thoughts after joining Britain’s royal family.

Morgan’s defiant response comes after the United Kingdom’s regulatory agency governing telecommunications in Britain launched an investigation into “Good Morning Britain” over Morgan’s comments.

How did Morgan respond?

After officially quitting “Good Morning Britain” on Tuesday after being ridiculed by his co-hosts for not believing Markle, Morgan said he will not apologize.

“On Monday, I said I didn’t believe Meghan Markle in her Oprah interview. I’ve had time to reflect on this opinion, and I still don’t. If you did, OK. Freedom of speech is a hill I’m happy to die on,” Morgan tweeted.

“Thanks for all the love, and hate. I’m off to spend more time with my opinions,” he added.

What is the background?

Morgan incited controversy on Monday while reacting to Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, when he doubted Markle’s claim that her struggles with mental health were dismissed by the royal family.

“I’m sorry, I don’t believe a word she says,” Morgan said Monday on “Good Morning Britain.”

When a co-host expressed dismay over Morgan’s reaction, he doubled down. “I wouldn’t believe her if she read me a weather report, and the fact that she’s fired up this onslaught against our royal family, I think is contemptible,” Morgan said.

Ofcom, the U.K. media regulator, revealed Tuesday it had opened an investigation into Morgan’s comments after fielding more than 40,000 complaints.

“We have launched an investigation into Monday’s episode of ‘Good Morning Britain’ under our harm and offence rules,” the agency told Variety.

Why did Morgan quit?

The TV host stormed off the stage of “Good Morning Britain” on Tuesday after his co-hosts confronted him about his opinions.

ITV, the network that hosts “Good Morning Britain,” later released a statement:

Following discussions with ITV, Piers Morgan has decided now is the time to leave Good Morning Britain. ITV has accepted this decision and has nothing further to add.

Prior to leaving the show, Morgan explained that he did not believe Markle generally, but specifically her claim that members of the royal family dismissed her mental health struggles because of negative optics.

Morgan clarified that he was not dismissing mental health struggles altogether.

“When we talked about this yesterday, I said, as an all-encompassing thing, I don’t believe what Meghan Markle is saying generally in this interview and I still have serious concerns about the veracity of a lot of what she said,” Morgan said.

“But let me just state for the record on my position on mental illness and on suicide. These are clearly extremely serious things and should be taken extremely seriously and if someone is feeling that way they should get the treatment and the help they need every time,” he continued. “And if they belong to an institution like the royal family and they go and seek that help they should absolutely be given it.”

“It’s not for me to question if she felt suicidal, I am not in her mind and that is for her to say,” Morgan added. “My real concern was a disbelief frankly … that she went to a senior member of the royal household and told them she was suicidal and was told she could not have any help because it would be a bad look for the family.”

“If that is true a) that person should be fired and b) the royal family have serious questions that need to be answered,” Morgan said.

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Glenn Beck, Chad Prather, and Steven Crowder on Dr. Seuss and the idiocy of cancel culture

Blaze TV hosts Glenn Beck , Chad Prather, and Steven Crowder weighed-in with similar but different thoughts on the fascism associated with canceling Dr. Seuss.

Glenn Beck can’t help but wonder, “What is wrong with us?” in light of the Dr. Seuss books that have been cancelled due to “hurtful and wrong” illustrations — that takes America one step closer to complete insanity.

Chad Prather approached the issue from a comedic perspective, stating that “Dr. Seuss is dead and could not be reached for comment.”

Steven Crowder explained that Dr. Seuss books were banned for being offensive and insensitive to some. So Steven decided to parody the six banned children’s books with progressively titled and hilariously inappropriate versions.

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‘How do you fix it?’ – Steven Crowder speaks to Clark County Elections Office about voter rolls

Recently, TheBlaze.com reported, “Conservative comedian and BlazeTV host Steven Crowder claimed that an unknown person or group attempted to engage in a cover-up by altering public records to hide the fact that a former Hillary Clinton staffer — who has allegedly been missing for two years — voted illegally in Nevada during the 2020 election.”

Crowder made a phone call Wednesday to the Clark County Elections Office and spoke to Dan Cullen about known voter roll errors.

Crowder asked if Clark County had required voters to verify their identification before their voter information is updated. Crowder simply wanted to know if there is a process in place that ensures voter information is updated accurately.

“How do you fix it? This is a person who voted from an address that does not exist,” Crowder asked.

Cullen eventually admitted that there is no law in place that can guarantee voter information is accurate.

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Amazon deplatforms book on transgenderism by conservative author without explanation

Amazon’s web store has
removed a best-selling book by a conservative author on the science and politics of transgenderism without notifying the author or giving him a reason why the book was deplatformed.

Ethics & Public Policy Center President Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D., on Sunday discovered that his book, “When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment” had been removed from Amazon’s online store.

The book, which was an Amazon and Washington Post best-seller, surveys the debate on gender dysphoria, sex reassignment surgeries, and anti-discrimination law and considers biology, psychology, and philosophy to address what the public policy response should be for individuals who struggle to accept their bodies.

Anderson told TheBlaze that Amazon did not provide him with notice or an explanation for why his book was made unavailable to purchase. He only found out after people attempting to buy the book told him the listings on Amazon were taken down. Customers cannot purchase a used copy, the Kindle edition, or even the Audible version of Anderson’s book.

When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment was released exactly three years ago (Feb 20, 2018 to be precise). It was attacked twice on the New York Times op-ed page. The Washington Post ran a hit piece on it that they then had to entirely rewrite to fix all their errors. It was obvious the critics hadn’t read the book,” Anderson said. “People who have actually read my book discovered that it was a thoughtful and accessible presentation of the state of the scientific, medical, philosophical and legal debates. Yes, it advances an argument from a certain viewpoint. No, it didn’t get any facts wrong, and it didn’t engage in any name-calling.”

He noted that his book received widespread praise from various medical and psychology academics and professionals.

“It was praised by a who’s who of experts: the former psychiatrist-in-chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital, a longtime psychology professor at NYU, a professor of medical ethics at Columbia Medical School, a professor of psychological and brain sciences at Boston University, a professor of neurobiology at the University of Utah, a distinguished professor at Harvard Law School, an eminent legal philosopher at Oxford, and a professor of jurisprudence at Princeton,” said Anderson.

“None of that matters. It’s not about how you say it, it’s not about how rigorously you argue it, it’s not about how charitably you present it. It’s about whether you dissent from a new orthodoxy. Three years after publication, in the very same week that the House of Representatives is going to ram through a radical transgender bill amending the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Amazon erases my book opposing gender ideology from their cyber shelves. Make no mistake, both Big Government and Big Tech can undermine human dignity and liberty, human flourishing and the common good.”

Anderson said that his publisher had contacted Amazon but had not yet received an explanation for why the book was deplatformed.

TheBlaze also reached out to Amazon, but comment for this article was not made available prior to publication.

Amazon was widely criticized by conservatives on social media for deplatforming the book.

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Warnings About Screens Affecting Kids’ Mental and Physical Health Pre-Date COVID — Remote Learning Making It Worse

This article was originally published by B.N. Frank at Activist Post. 

For many years, Silicon Valley parents including Bill Gates and the late Steve Jobs, have sent their own children to private low-tech schools and restricted their use of technology in their homes.

Numerous expert interviews, articles, books, news segments, and documentaries had been made public about screens adversely affecting kids’ mental health before COVID.  Now remote learning seems to be making it worse.

From WBEZ:

Is Remote Learning Causing A Mental Health Crisis Among Teens And Children? Depression, anxiety, weight gain and even loss of toilet training are on the rise in kids as the pandemic drags on.

At the beginning of the school year, Paige Gagerman was highly motivated. The Deerfield High School junior got dressed each day and set herself up for a day of school at her desk, or the kitchen. But now in second semester, Paige sits in bed with her sweatshirt hood over her head. Remote learning has worn her down.

“I think that all the hope and all the life has been drained out of me and my peers, and really the teachers, too,” Paige said. “I think that is very apparent in my grades, in my commitment to my classes.”

Before the pandemic, Paige said she earned good grades. She played two sports and was in a number of clubs at school. Now, she does a few activities online, but she mostly stays in bed, not bothering to turn on the lights for class, not bothering to change her clothes for days.

“It’s really defeating,” she said. “Sometimes, I’ll stay up for hours during the night, anxious about the homework I couldn’t [be motivated] to do. Or about the fact that I just don’t know what to do with all these thoughts. It keeps me up at night.”

She thinks sometimes teachers misinterpret the hopelessness for laziness, which adds to her anxiety. Paige is looking forward to meeting with a therapist soon, a first for her. She thinks going back to school, even for a few hours a day or a couple days a week, would be a major boost to her mental health. Some relief might be coming her way. On Monday night, the school board in Deerfield approved beginning a transition to hybrid learning on Feb. 23.

Paige’s experience has become more common for teens during the pandemic. After the pandemic hit the U.S., mental health-related doctors visits for kids between 12 and 17 years old increased about 31% compared to 2019, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC also found an increase in children visiting the emergency room for mental health crises.

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Before COVID, steps were being taken worldwide to reduce children’s use and exposure to smartphones and other screens due concerns about addiction as well as exposure to harmful blue light and Electromagnetic Radiation (see 12, 34).  Last week, additional steps were announced in China.  In regard to 5G phones, doctors, scientists, and telecom whistleblowers have endorsed a petition to boycott them.

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Liberal outlet Vox recommends mental health treatment to recover from psychological trauma of Trump’s presidency

“His presidency is over, but the trauma isn’t,” Vox’s Anna North wrote in solemn reference to the mental health impact of former President Donald Trump’s four years in the Oval Office, suggesting that many Americans are still grappling with the effects of “Trump anxiety disorder” even now after he has left office.

What did she say?

In a lengthy column published by the liberal news outlet on Thursday, North argued that Trump’s presidency was so detrimental to the American psyche that lasting mental health effects can still be felt today and will likely continue to plague society for some time to come.

“Now, Trump has finally left office, despite his constant threats that he wouldn’t. But the impact on the American psyche of four years of racist rhetoric, incitements of violence, and out-and-out chaos remains,” she said, adding later: “Like the impact of Trump’s policies, that stress doesn’t go away overnight, especially when the conditions that led to his election — systemic racism, anti-immigrant paranoia, and the rampant spread of misinformation — are still very much a reality.”

To prove her point, North cited a nationwide survey published by the American Psychological Association showing that stress levels tied to the nation’s political climate were steadily on the rise during Trump’s presidency.

The survey reportedly found that in 2016, following Trump’s surprise election-night victory over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, 63% of Americans felt the future of the country was a “significant source of stress,” while 56% said they were “stressed by the current political climate.” Then in 2018, those numbers went up to 69% and 62%, respectively.

Another survey published by the APA found that the 2020 presidential election, specifically, was a more significant source for stress for Americans than the 2016 election by a whopping 16 percentage points, jumping from 52% to 68%.

North argued that while Trump’s time in office may have been a source of excitement and enthusiasm for some, “For many others, his presidency was, quite simply, scary,” even going on to compare the lasting effects of his presidency to those that accompany a physically abusive relationship.

What’s the solution?

But people don’t have to live like this forever, North argued; “rest, treatment, and action can help people recover from trauma.”

Relaying advice from clinical psychologist Jennifer Panning and gender justice advocate Farrah Khan, North wrote, “For some, the first step toward rebuilding that feeling will be simply acknowledging that the past four years — and especially the last year — have been traumatic.”

She then noted that one way people can heal is through self-care practices such as “online storytelling, journaling, and crafting workshops.” Though others struggling with symptoms of depression or anxiety may need to seek outside help in the form of therapy and medical treatment.

Still others can look to “activism” as a way to heal, Khan asserted in the article, though Khan cautioned that even activists need to make time for rest.

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Lawyer Lin Wood says State Bar of Georgia is requiring him to take a mental health exam to keep his law license

Pro-Trump attorney Lin Wood said Thursday that the State Bar of Georgia has demanded he participate in an examination of his mental health in order to keep his law license.

Wood, who has been an outspoken supporter of former President Donald Trump’s claims that the 2020 election was stolen, has already been hit with social media bans and the loss of at least one client after a number of social media posts calling for the execution of former Vice President Mike Pence.

What are the details?

Earlier this month, Wood was issued a permanent suspension from Twitter and had posts removed from Parler, which was later shut down entirely by Amazon over allegations that the platform did not do an adequate job of moderating posts.

The lawyer is now expressing his views on London-based app Telegram, where he told his followers in a post:

“I am fighting battles on every front. The State Bar of Georgia told me today they would demand a mental health exam from me if I wanted to keep my law license. My mind is sound. I have broken no rules. I asked what I had done wrong, I was only told it was about my social media comments. My speech.

I try to live a principled life. There is no basis for the Bar’s demand. But am I choosing my battles carefully?”

Wood said that he does “not believe God has brought me this far to stop fighting now,” before saying that he would turn off his phone for 12 hours and spend time in prayer over what to do next.

Earlier this week, it was revealed that Nick Sandmann—the former Covington Catholic High School who went viral for a video showing him in a face-off with a Native American man in 2019—fired Wood despite the attorney successfully winning defamation settlements for teen from major media outlets.

Weeks prior, Sandmann publicly condemned Wood for a tweet he sent prior to his lifetime ban.

Wood wrote, “If Pence is arrested, @SecPompeo will save the election. Pence will be in jail awaiting trial for treason. He will face execution by firing squad. He is a coward & will sing like a bird & confess ALL.”

To that, Sandmann replied, “I’m sorry but what the hell,” adding later, “this is a dumb tweet.”

In another post removed by Parler before the site was deplatformed, Wood wrote, “Get the firing squads ready. Pence goes FIRST.”

Wood also said last week that his alma mater, Mercer Law School, “turned” on him, amid reports that the school was considering removing his name from its trial court over his rhetoric despite his $1 million gift to the institution.

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COVID Response Sparks Spike In Americans’ Anxiety & Depression

This article was originally published by Tyler Durden at ZeroHedge.

Aside from killing nearly 400,000 Americans to date and wreaking havoc on the country’s economy, Statista’s Felix Richter notes that the COVID-19 pandemic is also taking a heavy toll on mental health.

That’s according to data compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau and the National Center for Health Statistics, showing that more than 4 in 10 U.S. adults had developed symptoms of depression or anxiety by the end of 2020, a sharp increase over the results of a comparable survey conducted in the first half of 2019.

 

 

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The latest findings are derived from the Household Pulse Survey, which has been launched to produce data on the social and economic impacts of COVID-19 on American households. A total of 60,000 Americans were surveyed about their mental health between December 9 and 21, asked to report how often they have felt down, depressed, hopeless, or anxious in the last week, how often they have been unable to stop worrying or shown little interest or pleasure in doing things – all symptoms that have been shown to be associated with diagnoses of generalized anxiety disorder or major depressive disorder.

As the chart above shows, the share of respondents showing signs of anxiety or depression has nearly quadrupled compared to results obtained before the pandemic. As hundreds of thousands have died and millions have lost their jobs, Americans are facing a plethora of uncertainties with respect to their and their families’ health and financial wellbeing, worries which are only exacerbated when dealt with alone amid a time of social distancing.

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Rash of student suicides push Las Vegas schools to partially reopen

Clark County School District in Nevada, the nation’s fifth-largest school district, wants to reopen as “quickly as possible” following a rash of student suicides, according to a new report.

There were 18 suicides in the nine months that the schools were closed due to the coronavirus lockdown, which is double the amount of suicides in all of the previous year, according to the New York Times.

“By July, after the sixth suicide since March, the district invested in a program, the GoGuardian Beacon alert system, to send reports of mild to severe suicide risk,” the report said. “The system, which scans student writings on district-issued iPads, generated more than 3,100 alerts from June to October, indicating behavior such as suicide research, self-harm, written comments, or just the need for help or support.”

“When we started to see the uptick in children taking their lives, we knew it wasn’t just the Covid numbers we need to look at anymore,” Jesus Jara, Clark County superintendent, said. “We have to find a way to put our hands on our kids, to see them, to look at them. They’ve got to start seeing some movement, some hope.”

“We are not only in the midst of a health crisis, but we are being challenged with a mental health crisis and an academic crisis,” Jara said.

“Superintendents across the nation are weighing the benefit of in-person education against the cost of public health, watching teachers and staff become sick and, in some cases, die, but also seeing the psychological and academic toll that school closings are having on children nearly a year in,” the New York Times said. “The risk of student suicides has quietly stirred many district leaders, leading some, like the state superintendent in Arizona, to cite that fear in public pleas to help mitigate the virus’s spread.”

The Clark County school district plans to bring in-person learning back for elementary-age students, as well as “groups of struggling students even as greater Las Vegas continues to post huge numbers of coronavirus cases and deaths.”

The students will participate in social-emotional wellness programs, interventions, academic screenings, and small-group instruction, according to the school board’s press release.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in August that one-quarter of American young adults have thought about committing suicide since the coronavirus pandemic started. The CDC found that 25.5% of Americans ages 18-24 had seriously contemplated suicide in the past 30 days. Among those aged 25-44, 16% thought about killing themselves.

The CDC found that the average proportion of emergency department visits by children for mental health-related reasons was 44% higher from mid-March into October compared with that time period in 2019.

“Many mental disorders commence in childhood, and mental health concerns in these age groups might be exacerbated by stress related to the pandemic and abrupt disruptions to daily life associated with mitigation efforts, including anxiety about illness, social isolation, and interrupted connectedness to school,” the CDC stated in November.

Distance learning because of the COVID-19 lockdowns has also caused students’ grades to plummet. “School districts from coast to coast have reported the number of students failing classes has risen by as many as two or three times — with English language learners and disabled and disadvantaged students suffering the most,” the Associated Press reported in December.

It isn’t only students who are suffering under the COVID-19 lockdowns. Social isolation, employment concerns, financial uncertainties, and anxiety about the future have caused emotional damage to adults.

Pre-lockdown there were 8% of American adults showing depression symptoms, according to one study published in September. Post-lockdown, that figure skyrocketed to nearly 28%.

In Japan, suicides were up nearly 40% in October compared to the same time in 2019. Suicides by Japanese women spiked a whopping 82% in that period.

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The Year in which Comforting American Myths Were Ravaged

This article was originally published by James Bovard at The American Institute for Economic Research. 

Thanks in large part to Covid lockdowns, this year has left vast wreckage in its wake, with ten million jobs lost, more than 100,000 businesses and dozens of national chains bankrupted or closed. Up to 40 million people could face eviction in the coming months for failing to pay rent, and Americans report that their mental health is at record low levels. But the casualty list for 2020 must also include many of the political myths that shape Americans’ lives.

Perhaps the biggest myth to die this year was that Americans’ constitutional rights are safeguarded by the Bill of Rights. After the Covid-19 pandemic began, governors in state after state effectively placed scores of millions of citizens under house arrest – dictates that former Attorney General Bill Barr aptly compared to “the greatest intrusion on civil liberties” since the end of slavery. Politicians and government officials merely had to issue decrees, which were endlessly amended, in order to destroy citizens’ freedom of movement, freedom of association, and freedom of choice in daily life. Los Angeles earlier this month banned almost all walking and bicycling in the city, ordering four million people to “to remain in their homes” in a futile effort to banish a virus.

The Rule of Law is another myth impaled by 2020’s dire developments. Courts have repeatedly struck down sweeping restrictions. Federal judge William Stickman IV invalidated some of Pennsylvania’s restrictions in a September ruling: “Broad population-wide lockdowns are such a dramatic inversion of the concept of liberty in a free society as to be nearly presumptively unconstitutional.” After the Michigan Supreme Court effectively labeled Governor Gretchen Whitmer a lawless dictator, she responded by issuing “new COVID-19 emergency orders that are nearly identical to her invalidated emergency orders,” as the Mackinac Center noted. How many governors and mayors have you seen on the television news being led away in handcuffs after their arrest for violating citizens’ rights this year? None.

Another myth that 2020 obliterated was the notion that politicians spending more than a hundred billion dollars every year for science and public health would keep Americans safe.

The Centers for Disease Control utterly botched the initial testing regime, sending out bogus tests to state and local health departments and taking a month and a half to do what the Thai government achieved in one day. The Food and Drug Administration helped turn the coronavirus from deadly peril into a national catastrophe. Long after foreign nations had been ravaged and many cases had been detected in America, the FDA continued blocking private testing. The FDA continued forcing the nation’s most innovative firms to submit to its command-and-control approach, notwithstanding the pandemic.

The benevolence and compassion of public school teachers was another myth that 2020 obliterated. Teacher unions helped barricade school doors the same way that segregationist governors in the 1950s and 1960s refused to obey federal court orders to admit black students. The Chicago Teachers Union proclaimed: “The push to reopen schools is based in sexism, racism, and misogyny.”

Black and Hispanic students suffered much larger learning losses due to school shutdowns, leading former Education Secretary John King to warn of a “lost generation of students.” Despite a deluge of studies that showed that schools posed little risk of fueling the pandemic, teachers insisted that they were entitled to both their salaries and to stay at home as long as they considered necessary.

This was part of the collapse of the broader myth that the rulers and ruled have common interests. Among other splits, the response to the pandemic divided Americans into those who work for a living, and those who “work” for the government. Government employees in most states and at the federal level have been the Untouchables, continuing to draw full pay even when they were no longer even required to show up for work. One exception to this trend is government tax collectors, who continue commandeering as much as ever from citizens and property owners regardless of the collapse in public services in many places this year.

Another myth that perished in 2020 was that social media and the Internet could be a powerful propellant of free information. Instead, the biggest players pulled the most strings to suppress criticisms or dissent from the latest Covid policies promulgated by officialdom. On March 18, Twitter announced that, in response to Covid-19, it would ban tweets guilty of “denial of expert guidance” or “misleading content purporting to be from experts or authorities.”

The World Health Organization initially overestimated the Covid fatality rate by 50-fold but they remain Twitter-approved. Facebook recently launched far more aggressive policies, including directly contacting anyone who liked or commented on a piece that was later ruled erroneous by Facebook guardians and is refusing any ads that discourage people from getting vaccinations. Will they ban WHO’s chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan for declaring on Monday that there was “no evidence to be confident [vaccine] shots prevent transmission” of Covid? Google sought to suppress any doubts about lockdowns: “Most users in English-speaking countries, when they google ‘Great Barrington Declaration’, will not be directed to the declaration itself but to articles that are critical of the declaration,” a Spiked-Online analysis noted.

This year’s presidential election put a helluva dent in the credo that politicians rule with the “consent of the governed.” The pandemic provided the pretext to radically change voting procedures, spurring 65 million mostly unverified mail-in ballots. The New York Times warned in 2012 that “fraud in voting by mail is… vastly more prevalent than the in-person voting fraud that has attracted far more attention.” Many states solved that problem by “defining down fraud” and expunging the verification procedures previously used to routinely invalidate 20% or more of mailed-in ballots. The controversies around mail-in ballots, questionable software, ballot harvesting, and other practices mean that a record number of Americans will doubt Joe Biden’s legitimacy even before he takes his oath of office.

Perhaps the saddest casualty of 2020 is the myth that average Americans cherish their personal freedom. Politicians continually shifted the rationale for lockdowns – from flattening the curve, to ending “community spread,” to reducing cases to near zero. Regardless of the proclaimed rationale, most people submitted without a fight, and usually without even a whimper. Politicians and bureaucrats fanned mass fears which quickly ripened into hatred of anyone who did not comply with the latest edict.

States and cities across the country set up snitch lines that were soon deluged with complaints of people outside without a mask, meeting friends, or having more visitors in their homes than could fit in a phone booth. Many, if not most, people quickly acquiesced to the “new normal” where any government hack who recited the phrase “science and data” became entitled to rule their lives with an iron fist.

As the Harvard International Review warned, “The very methods that liberal democracies are currently using to effectively fight the virus are the same tactics that authoritarian leaders use to dominate their people. The tools that have been temporarily deployed in the fight against a once-in-a-lifetime disease may become permanent.” That was written on May 23, more than 15 million Covid cases ago – proof of the failure of lockdowns and pervasive restrictions to make Covid-19 vanish. But the miserable batting average of officialdom will vanish into the Memory Hole if politicians launch a campaign to make Covid vaccinations mandatory, complete with boundless vilification of anyone who balks at the injection.

Perhaps it has long been a myth that we live in a self-governing republic rather than a Leviathan Democracy where citizens merely make cameo appearances every few years at the voting booth. It is still possible that the catastrophic and pointless losses imposed by Covid crackdowns will finally awaken enough people to their growing subjugation. But the most dangerous myth is that Americans will finally become safe after they cease making any efforts to leash their rulers.

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Martial arts coach saves the day when man tries to snatch baby from stroller right in front of screaming mother

Brian Kemsley was walking with his girlfriend last week near New York City’s Madison Square Park when he saw and heard something that required immediate action: A man was trying to grab a baby from a stroller, WPIX-TV reported.

What are the details?

Kemsley, a 33-year-old Muay Thai coach, immediately put his skills to use, the New York Post reported.

He told WPIX the assailant was asked to let go of the stroller but kept reaching for the baby, and the mother was already holding a toddler, both of whom were screaming — as was the growing crowd around them.

Cellphone footage shows Kemsley tackling the man to the ground, the Post said. Kemsley pinned him and waited for authorities to arrive, WPIX reported.

Image source: WPIX-TV video screenshot

“I was trying to get him away from the mother and let her get away to safety … but toward the end of it, I was also trying to keep the guy safe from the mob,” he told the Post.

Kemsley added to the paper that even though his martial arts training includes a decade of jiu jitsu, he was “worried about passing out and losing my grip” as the ordeal lasted about 15 minutes until authorities arrived.

“Here’s the thing, I don’t enjoy jiujitsu, I don’t think training is particularly fun, but I have a lot of respect for it as it is absolutely essential in a street fight and self-defense,” he said regarding the incident, the paper said, citing an Instagram post that apparently has been deleted.

Image source: WPIX-TV video screenshot

He added in another post — which also apparently has been deleted — that “smashing someone should not be the priority” when it comes to “community security” and that citizens shouldn’t “show up with sticks and start beating people. The priority should always be to defuse the situation safely and as non violently as possible so we do not escalate the situation,” the Post added.

What happened next?

Park rangers soon arrived, WPIX said. New York City Police told the paper they responded to the park around 3:35 p.m. for a report of an emotionally disturbed person who was taken into custody and to Bellevue hospital for psychiatric evaluation.

Indeed, Kemsley told the Post that as he was pinning the man in place, he realized the perpetrator — who kept trying to fight — seemed unwell mentally, at one point appearing to believe he was speaking to former President Barack Obama in the Oval Office.

No one was hurt, the station said.

“It’s not a matter of stepping in; it’s a matter of duty, when you see a woman and her child screaming,” Kemsely told WPIX.

When it was all over “everyone started clapping, everyone was grateful,” he added to the Post, noting that it “was a very nice moment.”

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Mayor de Blasio and wife tout new plan to send mental health workers instead of NYPD on some calls

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) and his wife, first lady Chirlane McCray, have announced a new pilot program for parts of the Big Apple that will see mental health teams deployed in lieu of police officers in response to some emergency calls.

What are the details?

A news release sent out by the mayor’s office on Tuesday explained that “Mental Health Teams of Emergency Medical Services health professionals and mental health crisis workers will be dispatched through 911 to respond to mental health emergencies in two high-need communities.”

The news alert did not reveal which “high-need communities” would serve as the testing grounds for the initiative, but did explain that the “new Mental Health Teams will use their physical and mental health expertise, and experience in crisis response to de-escalate emergency situations, will help reduce the number of times police will need to respond to 911 mental health calls in these precincts.”

However, the mayor’s office noted, “In emergency situations involving a weapon or imminent risk of harm, the new Mental Health Teams will respond along with NYPD officers.”

“One in five New Yorkers struggle with a mental health condition. Now, more than ever, we must do everything we can to reach those people before crisis strikes,” de Blasio said in a statement. “For the first time in our city’s history, health responders will be the default responders for a person in crisis, making sure those struggling with mental illness receive the help they need.”

The New York Post reported that during a news conference on the project, de Blasio and McCray “revealed scant details” on the unnamed plan, and that “the pair also failed to reveal how much the project will cost or how many workers it will involve.”

What does the police union say?

Meanwhile, the union representing NYPD police officers slammed the mayor and first lady’s latest idea.

“Police officers know that we cannot single-handedly solve our city’s mental-health disaster, but this plan will not do that, either,” Police Benevolent Association President Pat Lynch said in a statement. “It will undoubtedly put our already overtaxed EMS colleagues in dangerous situations without police support.”

Lynch argued, “We need a complete overhaul of the rest of our mental-health-care system so that we can help people before they are in crisis, rather than just picking up the pieces afterward.”

“On that front, the de Blasio administration has done nothing but waste time and money with ThriveNYC and similar programs,” he continued, referring to the highly criticized $850 million mental health initiative ran by McCray, which will operate the pilot program.

Lynch added, “We have no confidence that this long-delayed plan will produce any better results.”

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Report: Seattle schools and businesses encouraged to take a post-election ‘flex day’ to deal with stress

Some students and workers in the Seattle area have been encouraged by their employers and school administrators to take Wednesday off as a “flex day” to process the Election day results, the Post Millennial reports.

A Google employee reportedly told the Post Millennial that team leaders at the Big Tech corporation suggested employees take Wednesday off “if they needed to cope with the results.” Also, another employee of a smaller tech company reportedly said that his entire company will take the day off to “process” the results.

Over the weekend, KTTH-AM host Jason Rantz posted a message from The Northwest School, a Seattle private boarding school, announcing that Wednesday will be a “flexible day for processing, reflection, and reactions” to the election.

“We anticipate a full range of emotions among students as well as adults,” the message stated. “Some will need time on their own; some will want to connect, discuss, and process within a safe environment; some will want a sense of normalcy.”

The message went on to note that the appointment of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court “and the fear and threat that essential rights for the LGBT community — marriage equality and civil rights — may be at stake is devastating.”

The Northwest School did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Blaze.

Additionally, several college and university campuses around the nation have events planned for students dealing with post-election mental health issues.

The University of Michigan is offering resources to students through Counseling and Psychological Services, Wolverine Support Network and Michigan Medicine, providing access to support groups for students and faculty dealing with election-related anxieties.

Similar resources are available at the University of Colorado Boulder, which said in a Facebook post it will create “virtual space” for “students to process whatever they need, in community with the aid of trained staff counselors and facilitators.”

The “virtual space” will have “themed break out rooms” including, “Self-care through art, meditation and movement,” “general processing,” and “taking action/Next steps.”

The University of Central Florida has planned Election Day and post-Election Day gatherings and is offering mental health services and counseling for students “needing to speak with someone.” Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) on Tuesday will host a “racial healing group” for “students of color to express, process and heal from negative race-based experiences.” The day after the election, the campus CAPS will create a “Post-Election Support Space” for students to “discuss your feelings and thoughts about the outcome of the election in a safe and respectful place.”

Counselors at the University of Southern California are working to “provide one-on-one sessions, group workshops, and other resources” for students feeling worried or anxious. The school is hosting election stress workshops through mid-November.

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Trump is worse than Hitler, Yale-affiliated psychiatrist — who’s been targeting president since 2016 — suggests in now-deleted tweet

A Yale University-affiliated forensic psychiatrist suggested in a now-deleted Monday tweet that President Donald Trump is worse than Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler.

What are the details?

Dr. Bandy Lee began her Twitter post by seemingly extending an olive branch: “Donald Trump is not an Adolf Hitler.”

Phew! Finally a voice of reason.

But what she had to say next suggested that, to her, Trump is not like Hitler because Hitler actually had redeeming qualities: “At least Hitler improved the daily life of his followers, had discipline, and required more of himself to gain the respect of his followers. Even with the same pathology, there are varying degrees of competence.”

Lee soon deleted the tweet, acknowledging later Monday that it rubbed many the wrong way:

“Okay, I have taken it down, since it has upset so many people and was not provoking thought but the opposite,” she wrote. “Of note, my statement was about how little Donald Trump believes he needs to do to retain his followership, NOT to minimize Adolf Hitler’s atrocities.”

She added:

Trump ‘spellbinds his followers’

It wasn’t the first time Lee made a Trump-Hitler comparison on Twitter:

She then added:

“Needless to say, we are seeing the same phenomenon here,” Lee concluded, “and every day that Donald Trump has exposure to the public, he spellbinds his followers ever more deeply, as mental health experts are precisely the ones banned from comment.”

The rest of the story

As it turns out, Lee has been at the helm of an anti-Trump locomotive since his election in 2016, despite her lack of involvement in political matters to that point.

A Yale News profile from earlier this year noted that Lee has “spearheaded a movement to shed light on what she believes is the dangerous mental condition of the president. She has organized a coalition of mental health experts similarly concerned with the president’s mental state, and in October 2017, she published ‘The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump,’ a book of essays by numerous mental health professionals assessing the president’s mental aptitude.”

The News added that in December 2019 Lee and two other mental health professionals sent a petition to Congress — signed by 350 other health professionals — saying Trump’s mental fitness was on a downward trend and that he had the “real potential to become ever more dangerous, a threat to the safety of our nation.”

The American Psychiatric Association reaffirmed in March 2017 its support for the Goldwater Rule — which says “member psychiatrists should not give professional opinions about the mental state of someone they have not personally evaluated,” the paper said — in large part as a response to psychiatrists like Lee speaking out about Trump’s mental health.

But Lee hasn’t been an APA member since 2007 and isn’t held to its ethical guidelines, the News said, adding that she said the APA’s Goldwater Rule reaffirmation actually was an attempt to “silence psychiatrists” and described it as “alarming and unacceptable.”

The paper also reported that to Lee, the president’s mental state overshadowed all other public health issues because “all other issues would be influenced by whether or not we could discuss and manage the critical emergency [that was] the president’s mental health.”

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Officials: Overall active-duty military suicides up by as much as 20% during pandemic

Suicides by active-duty U.S. military service members have risen by as much as 20% during the coronavirus pandemic, according to reports from senior military officials.

While the Pentagon has not released 2020 data, which remains incomplete, U.S. Army and Air Force leaders told the Associated Press they believe the pandemic is adding stress to service members who are already under the strain of war-zone deployments, national disasters, and violent demonstrations in U.S. cities. They say there have been 114 active-duty suicides this year compared to 88 at the same time last year, roughly a 30% increase.

“Army officials said discussions in Defense Department briefings indicate there has been up to a 20% jump in overall military suicides this year,” the AP reports. “The Army Guard is up about 10%, going from 78 last year to 86 this year. The Navy total is believed to be lower this year.”

The causes of suicide are complex and cannot solely be attributed to stress caused by COVID-19, but Army officials say the increase in suicides is timed with the start of the pandemic.

“I can’t say scientifically, but what I can say is — I can read a chart and a graph, and the numbers have gone up in behavioral health related issues,” Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy told the AP.

“We cannot say definitively it is because of COVID. But there is a direct correlation from when COVID started, the numbers actually went up,” he added.

The active-duty Air Force and reserves had 98 suicides as of Sept. 15, the same number as reported last year. But 2019 was the worst year in three decades for active-duty Air Force suicides. While the overall number of reported active-duty and reserves suicides initially dipped beginning in 2020, since spring it has trended upward, discouraging military leaders.

“COVID adds stress,” Air Force Gen. Charles Brown said. “From a suicide perspective, we are on a path to be as bad as last year. And that’s not just an Air Force problem, this is a national problem because COVID adds some additional stressors — a fear of the unknown for certain folks.”

James Helis, director of the Army’s resilience program, attended department briefings on suicide data. He said lockdown-related isolation, financial difficulties, learn-from-home schooling, and the loss of child care happening suddenly and at the same time have put significant stress on military families.

“We know that the measures we took to mitigate and prevent the spread of COVID could amplify some of the factors that could lead to suicide,” Helis said.

Among those measures was increased deployment time. Soldiers’ 10-month deployments were increased to 11 months because of two-week quarantine requirements at the beginning and end of overseas deployments. The Army is looking into shortening combat deployments to lessen the stress soldiers are facing.

“We were very focused on readiness four years ago because we had some readiness challenges, and we did a great job. The force is very, very ready now. But I think it’s time now to focus on people,” Gen. James McConville said.

The AP report noted that civilian suicides have also risen in recent years, but because 2020 data isn’t yet available, it’s difficult to compare with the military.

A CDC report released in August did note that 25.5% of 18-24-year-olds surveyed in late June had serious thoughts about committing suicide during the previous 30 days. “The levels of suicidal tendencies overall more than doubled since 2018 and nearly quadrupled for people between 25 and 44,” Daniel Horowitz wrote for TheBlaze.

Military officials are encouraging troops to reach out and support their fellow service members, particularly wounded warriors who may be less inclined to get mental or medical help due to infection concerns.

Need help? Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) Military veterans press 1. Individuals can also go to: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/talk-to-someone-now and veterans can go to woundedwarriorproject.org or call the project’s resource center at: 888-997-2586.

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All Of The Bad News In 2020 Is Causing A Shockingly High Number Of Americans To “Seriously Consider” Suicide

This is a very difficult article for me to write, but I definitely need to write it.  All over the country, people are considering suicide because of all the bad things that have happened this year, and things are only going to get even more challenging in 2021 and beyond.  This greatly grieves me, because suicide is never the answer to anything, and I wish that I could sit down individually with every person that is considering suicide and get them to understand this.  Our lives are meant to be lived with purpose, passion and great joy, and that doesn’t change when times get very difficult.  In fact, when challenging times come that is when bright lights are needed the most.

Personally, even though I am constantly writing about all of the hard things that are going on in the world, I am not down, I am not depressed, and I am not on any pills.  Instead, I am incredibly thankful for the gift of each new day, and there is no other time in all of human history that I would rather be living than right now.

But if you allow your life to be defined by the system that the global elite have established, and if you are living for what you can get from that system, then the years ahead are going to be exceedingly difficult for you because that system is failing.

Over the course of this year, the entire world has been thrown into a state of chaos by the coronavirus pandemic, the global economic collapse and the tremendous civil unrest that we have witnessed in major cities all over the planet.  According to a survey that the CDC recently conducted, all of this turmoil has had a dramatic affect on our mental health

At the end of June, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention surveyed almost 10,000 Americans on their mental health. They found symptoms of anxiety and depression were up sharply across the board between March and June, compared with the same time the previous year. And young people seemed to be the hardest-hit of any group.

Almost 11 percent of all respondents to that survey said they had “seriously considered” suicide in the past 30 days. For those ages 18 to 24, the number was 1 in 4 — more than twice as high.

Those numbers are absolutely heartbreaking.

The years between 18 and 24 should be some of the greatest years of your entire life, and yet one out of every four Americans in that age group “seriously considered” committing suicide in just one month.

That number alone is sufficient evidence to prove that our society has become a complete and utter failure.  The system that we are living in doesn’t give these young people any real meaning for their lives, it doesn’t provide them with hope, and it doesn’t give them any reason to be optimistic about the long-term future.

And the truth is that suicides have been on the rise for many years.  In fact, CDC numbers show that the suicide rate has been increasing “every year since 2007”

The suicide rate among young people was already at a record high before the pandemic, and had increased every year since 2007, according to a new analysis of CDC data released on Thursday by the gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety.

The new report, which came on World Suicide Prevention Day, notes that suicide was the second leading cause of death among young people after accidents.

Shouldn’t the fact that the suicide rate just keeps going up year after year after year be a giant red flag for all of us?

As a society, the direction that we are running is the exact opposite of where we should be going, and that greatly frustrates me.  Many of us keep sounding the alarm, but most people simply do not want to listen.

But if we keep going down the same path, many more Americans will fall into despair, depression and self-destructive behaviors.  Just like the CDC numbers that I discussed earlier, a recent KFF tracking poll found that Americans have had an exceedingly difficult time dealing with the events of this year…

In a KFF Tracking Poll conducted in mid-July, 53% of adults in the United States reported that their mental health has been negatively impacted due to worry and stress over the coronavirus. This is significantly higher than the 32% reported in March, the first time this question was included in KFF polling. Many adults are also reporting specific negative impacts on their mental health and wellbeing, such as difficulty sleeping (36%) or eating (32%), increases in alcohol consumption or substance use (12%), and worsening chronic conditions (12%), due to worry and stress over the coronavirus. As the pandemic wears on, ongoing and necessary public health measures expose many people to experiencing situations linked to poor mental health outcomes, such as isolation and job loss.

If we can’t even deal with the problems that we are facing right now, how in the world are we going to handle what else is ahead?

Sadly, our overall mental health was already in really bad shape coming into this year.  In 2019, it was being reported that “deaths of despair” in the United States had reached an all-time record high.  The following comes from NBC News

Rates of deaths from suicides, drug overdoses and alcohol have reached an all-time high in the United States, but some states have been hit far harder than others, according to a report released Wednesday by the Commonwealth Fund.

When things get really crazy, it can be very tempting to try to find a way to escape.

For some people, escaping means abusing alcohol or drugs, and for others it means becoming immersed in endless hours of self-destructive forms of entertainment.

And of course some people attempt to “escape” permanently by committing suicide.

But the truth is that you cannot run away from reality, and there is no reason to try to escape in the first place.

You were born at this particular moment in history for a reason, there is a unique purpose for your life, and you have a job to do.

All of human history has been building up to a great crescendo, and to be alive during this time is such an amazing privilege.

In the movie Gladiator, Russell Crowe’s character made a statement that has always stuck with me.  He said that “what we do in life echoes in eternity”.

If you make your life all about the global elite’s system and what you can get from it, you will end up depressed and defeated.

But if you focus on the things that will echo in eternity, and if you discover the reason why you were placed at this moment in history, then you will never have any reason to want to try to escape this amazing adventure that we call life.

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Depression has more than tripled since the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only taken a toll on the physical well-being of many Americans, but also the mental health, according to a new study. During the coronavirus pandemic, the rate of depression in U.S. adults has more than tripled, a study published in JAMA Network Open found.

There was psychological trauma caused by the COVID-19 lockdowns, social isolation, employment worries, financial concerns, and an unpredictable future. A recent study, led by researchers from Boston University, set out to discover the emotional damage that people encountered during the coronavirus pandemic.

Researchers examined data from a survey of 1,441 U.S. adults conducted from March 31 to April 13. By mid-April, there were over 600,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, and there were nearly 28,000 coronavirus deaths. Stay-at-home orders were issued in most states at the time, and a record 20.5 million jobs were lost in April.

A pre-pandemic poll of 5,065 respondents in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, conducted from 2017 to 2018, found that 8.5% of Americans showed depression symptoms. During the coronavirus pandemic, that figure skyrocketed to 27.8% of people who said they were experiencing depression symptoms.

Both surveys are based on the Patient Health Questionnaire-9, “the most commonly used self-administered depression screening tool,” according to The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.

Women were most likely to have depression symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic, at 33.3%, compared to 21.9% of men. Individuals who were widowed, divorced, or separated had 2.1-fold increased odds of depression symptoms compared to those who were married.

People with a household income of $19,999 or less had 2.4-fold increased odds of depression symptoms. Individuals with household savings less than $5,000 had 1.5-fold increased odds of depression symptoms, according to the paper.

“In 2020, 38.8% of U.S. adults ages 18 to 39 had at least one symptom of depression, up from 9% in the earlier years,” according to the Los Angeles Times. “That increase was mirrored among Americans in their 40s and 50s (jumping from 8.5% to 26.8%) and those 60 and above (rising from 7.9% to 14.9%).”

Signs of depression include feeling down or hopeless, loss of interest in things that generally bring joy, lethargy, lack of concentration, or thinking about self-harm, according to Time.

“As an event that can cause physical, emotional, and psychological harm, the COVID-19 pandemic can itself be considered a traumatic event,” the authors wrote. “In addition, the policies created to prevent its spread introduced new life stressors and disrupted daily living for most people in the U.S.

“We imagine that as the virus spreads and more cases of COVID-19 are confirmed, so too may mental illness increase among those with COVID-19 and those around them,” the authors stated. “This burden is being borne by economically and socially marginalized groups, suggesting that individuals with low income and with fewer resources may benefit from particular policy attention in coming months.”

“Post–COVID-19 plans should account for the probable increase in mental illness to come, particularly among at-risk populations,” the authors concluded.

“Depression in the general population after prior large scale traumatic events has been observed to, at most, double,” said senior study author Dr. Sandro Galea, Dean and Robert A. Knox professor at the Boston University School of Public Health. Galea cited the September 11 terrorist attacks, the Ebola outbreak, and civil unrest in Hong Kong.

“These findings serve to alert our attention to yet another impending public health crisis as a result of this pandemic — the increase in cases of major depression,” Dr. Ruth Shim, an expert on cultural psychology at UC Davis, wrote in the commentary attached to the study.

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“Fear Is The Primary Driver” Of Mental Health Problems

A new study on the mental health problems facing Americans in the aftermath of the mainstream media’s constant fear-mongering propaganda-driven narrative on the coronavirus scamdemic, states that “fear is the primary driver.” Because the ruling class and elites manufacture consent for enslavement using fear, don’t expect this to change the way the mainstream media reports on anything.

Coronavirus Panic & Fear: The Greatest Mainstream Media Hoax In History

According to USA Today, a psychological survey of 10,368 American adults amid the coronavirus plandemic found that the fear of it has led to higher levels of depression, anxiety, suicidal tendencies, and psychological trauma. “These are all factors contributing to poor mental health outcomes — higher levels of anxiety and depressive symptoms, as well as suicide ideation and general thoughts about suicide,” Kevin Fitzpatrick, Jones Chair in Community at the University of Arkansas and one of the co-authors of the studies, told Yahoo Finance. “Fear is a primary driver and an important factor in determining the mental health of our sampled U.S. adults.”

[WATCH] Social Distancing is a “CIA Protocol” That Amounts To Torture

The system is reliant on fear to keep it going. If people are not afraid, they don’t need to be governed (controlled, ruled). If people are terrified, they will submit to any level of enslavement under the false sense of security politicians pretend to offer.

The Science of Fear: How The Elitists Use it to Control Us & How to Break Free

The researchers, who published the finding across three studies, found that aside from the health risks that come with coronavirus, stress arises from “the unique juxtaposition of extreme physical distancing, approaching geographical isolation, coupled with sustained isolation” as well as fear about losing jobs or not being able to pay bills or afford food.

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Exposed: Lies, Corruption, & Pay To Keep The Public In a Fear-Induced Panic For Ultimate Control

“As long as the mind is enslaved the body can never be free.” –Martin Luther King Jr.

This whole scamdemic has been a battle for the mind and which entity you allow to control your perception. Whoever you allow to control your mind, controls you. Go within yourself, and seek the truth. It’s there behind the facade and the fake theatre masquerading as government. If we can all break free mentally, we have a chance to break free from those who think they own us.

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Horowitz: Panic toll: New survey shows greater mental health crisis in US than other countries

Imagine telling an entire generation of Americans that within the next few months, they all have a significant chance of contracting pancreatic cancer unless they do as we say? Just think of the mental health and behavioral crisis such hyperbole would cause. Well, that is exactly what our government and media have successfully pushed on our society by treating every positive case of coronavirus as if it is a death sentence. Disproportionate fear and panic create a disproportionate mental health crisis.

A new survey by the Commonwealth Fund reveals that Americans have a higher level of anxiety about the virus than any other Western country surveyed. The nonprofit health care research outlet conducted a mental health survey of 8,200 adults in the U.S. and nine other high-income countries: Australia, Canada, France, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. They found that 33 percent of the U.S. adults – the highest rate of any of the countries – reported experiencing levels of stress, anxiety, and sadness and are having a difficult time coping with the situation.

Here is the country-by-country breakdown presented by the Commonwealth Fund:

Notice how people in the Netherlands, Sweden, and Norway exhibit the lowest rates of anxiety? Those are countries that have flatly rejected universal mask-wearing and, to varying degrees, other draconian measures. They have avoided the constant symbols reminding the population of fear and panic. On the other hand, the U.S. has the highest level of anxiety. Could it be because politics is more of a blood sport in America than in any other country and that we have had the most incessant onslaught of media-propagated panic porn?

Very closely related to the fact that Americans appear to suffer the most anxiety is that they are the most likely to suffer economic consequences, according to the same survey. 31% of Americans affirmed that hey were unable to pay for basic necessities like food, heat, or rent. Americans were also the most likely to report losing a job (27%). One estimate pegs the long-term death toll due to economic collapse at well over 100,000.

Keep in mind this survey was conducted from March 30 to May 25, 2020. As time goes on, the degree of panic from the U.S. media has ratcheted up, despite the fact that the death rate appears to decline and the New York City epidemic never repeated itself with that intensity anywhere else. Hospitals are not overrun.

This degree of emotional and economic distress is truly hard to quantify. It’s been posited that tens of thousands of people likely died from missed health care during the shutdown. But the mental health crisis, while more subtle, is likely costing even more lives. Early in the pandemic, a Swiss study estimated that two percent of the Swiss population will lose a cumulative total of 1.8 million years of their lives due to suicide, depression, alcohol use disorder, childhood trauma due to domestic violence, changes in marital status, and social isolation.

For the United States, researchers extrapolated the data to show that, using the same methodology, the result would be a cumulative loss of 67.58 million years of life nationwide. If we assume the same percentage in America would suffer severely from these same adverse mental health issues, it would mean 6.9 million Americans would lose an average of nearly 10 years of their lives.

However, based on the Commonwealth Fund survey, it would appear that Americans suffer a much greater degree of emotional abuse at the hands of our government and media, and those numbers are probably much higher than in Switzerland, which has approached this virus more rationally since the survey in May.

The bottom line is that America has conducted 41 million more tests than the next free country (India). We have caused greater panic than most countries. At the end of the day, only .014% of Americans are hospitalized with COVID-19, and the lion’s share of deaths are those in nursing homes. Yet every new case is treated as if it’s a death sentence, and even children and young adults are terrified and think that many people they know will die.

The trauma and anxiety are especially acute in kids and adolescents who are already suffering a mental health crisis. Ironically, these are the people with the lowest vulnerability to the virus.The more schools are shut and masks are mandated, the more it gives off the false impression that the threat is as severe as these draconian mandates indicate. But it is clearly not.

This is not erring on the side of caution; this is erring on the side of national obliteration. The side effects of disproportionate panic are indeed worse than the ailment itself, and they will be with us for an entire generation.

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Kim Kardashian breaks silence on husband Kanye West’s ‘mental health’ in revealing statement — then immediately deletes it

Reality star Kim Kardashian issued a lengthy statement Wednesday about the mental health of her husband, rapper Kanye West.

West has been making headlines over the last several days following the release of several bombshell accusations against Kardashian and her family.

Kardashian apparently deleted the lengthy remarks less than an hour after issuing them on Twitter.

What are the details?

Kardashian reminded her 65 million Twitter followers of her husband’s bipolar disorder diagnosis.

West himself revealed the diagnosis during a 2019
discussion with David Letterman.

In a series of tweets, Kardashian
wrote, “As many of you know, Kanye has bipolar disorder. Anyone who has this or has a loved one in their life who does, knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand.

“I’ve never spoken publicly about how this has affected us at home because I am very protective of our children and Kanye’s right to privacy when it comes to his health,” she
continued. “But today, I feel like I should comment on it because of the stigma and misconceptions about mental health.”

During a Sunday rally in Charleston, South Carolina, West revealed that the couple previously considered aborting their first child, North West. Reports alleged Kardashian and her family were horrified by West’s revelation, and West himself said that Kardashian attempted to involuntarily hospitalize the rapper.

On Twitter, Kardashian explained that she and her family have been “powerless” to help the rapper, suggesting he does not want to be helped at this point.

“Those that understand mental illness or even compulsive behavior know that the family is powerless unless the member is a minor,” the reality star
explained. “People who are unaware or far removed from this experience can be judgmental and not understand that the individual themselves have to engage in the process of getting help no matter how hard family and friends try.”

Kardashian continued, asking social media users for their understanding and reminding them of West’s dynamic personality and career.

“I understand Kanye is subject to criticism because he is a public figure and his actions at times can cause strong opinions and emotions,” she continued,

“He is a brilliant but complicated person who on top of the pressures of being an artist and a black man who experienced the painful loss of his mother, has to deal with the pressure and isolation that is heightened by his bipolar disorder,” she wrote.

Kardashian pointed out that West sometimes doesn’t mean a lot of the things he says due to his bipolar disorder diagnosis.

“Those who are close with Kanye know his heart and understand his words some times do not align with his intentions,” she
insisted. “Living with bipolar disorder does not diminish or invalidate his dreams and his creative ideas, no matter how big or unobtainable they may feel to some. That is part of his genius and as we have all witnessed, many of his big dreams have come true.”

Kardashian, instead, requested grace and understanding for West as she and her family try to navigate the media onslaught.

“We as a society talk about giving grace to the issue of mental health as a whole, however we should also give it to the individuals who are living with it in times when they need it the most,” she continued.

“I kindly ask that the media and public give us the compassion and empathy that is needed so that we can get through this. Thank you for those who have expressed concern for Kanye’s well being and for your understanding,” she
concluded. “With Love and Gratitude, Kim Kardashian West.”

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Kanye West claims wife Kim Kardashian is trying to involuntarily commit him after abortion announcement

Rapper Kanye West says his wife, Kim Kardashian, is trying to involuntarily commit him to a mental health facility following his bombshell claim that the two considered aborting their first child, North West.

West made the abortion remarks during a Sunday presidential rally in Charleston, South Carolina.

West announced a presidential bid on July 5. Though he missed the deadline to qualify for the ballot in several states, he was able to appear as a candidate on Oklahoma’s presidential ballot.

What are the details?

On Monday night, West accused his wife of trying to “lock [him] up” in a series of concerning tweets — all of which have apparently been deleted.

“Kim tried to bring a doctor to lock me up with a doctor,” he wrote. “If I get locked up like [Nelson] Mandela… Ya’ll will know why.”

West later added, “Kim was trying to fly to Wyoming with a doctor to lock me up like on the movie Get Out because I cried about saving my daughters life yesterday.”

He also fired a pointed tweet at Kardashian’s mother, Kris Jenner, writing, “Kriss [sic] don’t play with me you and that calmye [sic] are not allowed around my children Ya’ll tried to lock me up.”

West deleted the tweets in question — screenshots of which you can read in the tweet below.

Instead, West dropped a photo about his forthcoming album, apparently titled “DONDA,” after his mother, who died in 2007.

“DONDA coming this Friday,” he captioned the photo.

Some of the tracks featured on the new, decidedly Christian-themed album include “Know God Breathed on This,” “Praise God,” “Keep My Spirit Alive,” and “New Body.”

He added, “Ima focus on the music now.”

What else?

On Monday night, TMZ reported on West’s tweets and the subsequent fallout.

“As we’ve reported,” the outlet wrote, “our Kanye sources say he’s in the middle of a serious mental health episode and those around him have urged him to get help … but the decision needs to be his.”

On Tuesday, the Daily Mail reported that Kardashian is pressuring West to drop his presidential bid.

The outlet reported, “Sources have since claimed that Kim was considering divorcing him if he didn’t drop his presidential bid and that she was ‘furious’ he had spoken about their seven-year-old daughter at his rally.”

The Sun also reported on Tuesday that Kardashian is furious over West’s behavior and allegedly “lost her s**t” over the remarks about the couple’s daughter.

A source reportedly told the outlet that “Kim has had it and she does not believe that he is well enough to be running for president.”

“He is an embarrassment to himself and to her family and Kim does not want this charade to go on any longer,” the source added.

A Kardashian source also reportedly told Entertainment Tonight that the family is concerned over how West’s remarks may impact the couple’s 7-year-old daughter when she gets older.

“Kanye isn’t in a good place and isn’t listening to anyone trying to talk him into getting help. Kim is upset with Kanye for his rants yesterday, especially talking about the possibility of having an abortion and not giving birth to North,” the source told Entertainment Tonight. “She knows this is something North will see when she gets older and that’s heartbreaking.”

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[WATCH] Social Distancing is a “CIA Protocol” That Amounts To Torture

In a video that couldn’t be found anywhere on YouTube (which isn’t a big surprise), a woman blasts social distancing as a “CIA protocol” the amounts to torture.  She says that the world’s governments are using social distancing to destabilize the mental health of the entire planet.

The video below is on a platform called Bitchute, and will not be removed by any censors. Bitchute is decentralized.  In the video, Leigh Dundas says “social distancing is actually a technique that might be causing more harm to our children than that which it seeks to avoid. So, social distancing is a euphemism for social isolation. It was a technique that was developed about 70 years ago by the CIA and they found it was REALLY REALLY good at breaking down enemies of the state.”

So what in the hell are we doing to our children? Why are they enemies of the state? Because we all are enemies of the state. If you aren’t a politician, you are the enemy and they want to enslave us under the New World Order and the government is a part of the plan to manufacture compliance. This is not a conspiracy theory.  They are coming out and saying it now, and several sites, including this one, have proven this time and time again. Your inability to understand what’s going on or break your own mental chains does not make it “unreal.”

“It destroys the part of the brain that is responsible for learning in our children and ourselves, which is known as the ventral striata…in 1951, the CIA held a secret meeting at the Ritz Carlton in Canada and it was a meeting with doctors present who had ties to, and I quote ‘the US, UK, and Canadian military forces.” The CIA realized at that meeting and others that “social distancing and social isolation techniques were quote ‘the ideal way of breaking down a prisoner.’” 

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The video is currently up on Facebook as well, but it could definitely be deleted by the censors:

Many educators and parents are struggling with the concept of social distancing in schools. Here are some lesser known facts about social distancing and isolation: • It was developed 70 years ago by the CIA to break down enemies of state.• It is the equivalent of smoking 15 cigarettes a day AND being an alcoholic.• It doubles the risk of death, and destroys the part of the brain responsible for learning.To learn more about the secret military meeting in Canada in the 1950’s that gave rise to social distancing and isolation techniques – and to learn the basis for the “six foot distance rule” during times of COVID — watch this video. Bottom line? The CA Department of Education has no business deploying CIA protocols — still used to this day to break down enemies because they are more effective than physical torture — against kindergardeners in classrooms. Particularly since adoption of the 6 foot rule will force CA schools into a hybrid "remote learning" model – where students will only be able to be on-campus part time – which will unfairly disadvantage the 43% of California’s students who are from lower socio-economic families. By fifth grade, these children are already testing 2-3 years behind their counterparts. Because they are poor, they often do not have any parent home with them during the day, and further lack computers and consistent internet connections. To deploy remote learning against these children is an educational death sentence – simply put, they will never catch up to their peers. Call and email California State Department of Education and Superintendent Tony Thurmond (916-319-0800 and sbe@cde.ca.gov) — and do the same with your County Board of Education, your local school district and your child’s principal — and tell them: NO SOCIAL DISTANCING, and NO REMOTE LEARNING.PS: For those concerned about sending kids to school this Fall, there is good news: • A child’s risk of dying from COVID is 0.0%, per the CDC.• No child has passed on COVID to a family member or third party (they do not transmit).Visit www.Citizens-Rights.org (resource tab) for more data.

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Dundas writes: Many educators and parents are struggling with the concept of social distancing in schools. Here are some lesser-known facts about social distancing and isolation:

• It was developed 70 years ago by the CIA to break down enemies of the state.

• It is the equivalent of smoking 15 cigarettes a day AND being an alcoholic.

• It doubles the risk of death and destroys the part of the brain responsible for learning.

To learn more about the secret military meeting in Canada in the 1950s that gave rise to social distancing and isolation techniques – and to learn the basis for the “six-foot distance rule” during times of COVID — watch this video.

Bottom line? The CA Department of Education has no business deploying CIA protocols — still used to this day to break down enemies because they are more effective than physical torture — against kindergarteners in classrooms.

This could be a big reason why so many parents have already decided to homeschool their children this coming year. Honestly, that’s probably a good thing. If children cannot socialize, what’s the point of public schools anyway?

This was is on us.  It’s become obvious. We all need to become of aware of the mental and spiritual war being fought for the power over our minds right now. No one is coming to save us. We are going to need to save ourselves.  No amount of voting will get us out of this. The system was set up against us, it doesn’t’ matter who the ruler is. It’s a tough pill to swallow, but it’s the truth. The way out is realizing no one owns you. No one has rights you don’t have, and no one has any obligation to obey anyone else. We got to this point by people acquiescing to power instead of realizing they are the power and have ultimate control over their own life.

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Nobel Prize Winner: The Lockdown Was Over A “Panic Virus” & It “Saved No Lives”

Nobel Prize-winning economist Michael Levitt has criticized the planet being on lockdown under the boot of tyranny due to the coronavirus plandemic.  Levitt says this was a “panic virus” and the lockdowns “saved no lives.”

There was a very obvious attempt by the mainstream media to panic the public and keep them afraid for as long as possible while they demanded their own oppression by all levels of government.  But not only does Levitt say that the lockdowns didn’t save a single life, they actually cost lives, and the social toll on mental health etc. will be felt for years, if not decades. Social distancing, especially when forced upon children will have lasting effects on their emotional development. We are already sick as a society, and the mental health is about to explode all because people believe others have the right to rule over them. But this could all be a part of Dr. Anthony Fauci and Big Pharma’s plan to make money off the scamdemic:

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Effective measures would have focused on protecting those at risk while allowing everyone else to acquire herd immunity. However, Professor Levitt, who shared the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 2013, says the lockdown was a “huge mistake.”

“I think it may have cost lives,” he said. “It will have saved a few road accident lives, things like that, but social damage – domestic abuse, divorces, alcoholism – has been extreme. And then you have those who were not treated for other conditions.”

Levitt, along with other scientists, economists, and doctors, who we now are in the majority, but silenced and “discredited” by the mainstream media and the government so they could complete a totalitarian takeover of the planet, knew from the beginning this was not something to be concerned with.  In a letter to President Donald Trump, 600 doctors described the lockdowns as a “mass casualty event.” It can also be described as “economic terrorism”:

 “The millions of casualties of a continued shutdown will be hiding in plain sight, but they will be called alcoholism, homelessness, suicide, heart attack, stroke, or kidney failure. In youths it will be called financial instability, unemployment, despair, drug addiction, unplanned pregnancies, poverty, and abuse.

“It is impossible to overstate the short, medium, and long-term harm to people’s health with a continued shutdown,” the letter says. “Losing a job is one of life’s most stressful events, and the effect on a person’s health is not lessened because it also has happened to 30 million [now 38 million] other people.  Keeping schools and universities closed is incalculably detrimental for children, teenagers, and young adults for decades to come.”  –Letter to President Donald Trump from 600 doctors, Forbes

The real problem, was the reaction the media and the government were able to stir up. “Panic virus” is very accurate.

When you have a different view than the one the government wants you to believe, you will not be heard. Levitt doesn’t have the right analysis on the matter, so it’ll be futile to expect the mainstream media to begin to cover the damage of the lockdowns they so gleefully are trying to keep in place as long as possible.

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Nobel Prize Winner: The Lockdown Was Over A “Panic Virus” & It “Saved No Lives”

Nobel Prize-winning economist Michael Levitt has criticized the planet being on lockdown under the boot of tyranny due to the coronavirus plandemic.  Levitt says this was a “panic virus” and the lockdowns “saved no lives.”

There was a very obvious attempt by the mainstream media to panic the public and keep them afraid for as long as possible while they demanded their own oppression by all levels of government.  But not only does Levitt say that the lockdowns didn’t save a single life, they actually cost lives, and the social toll on mental health etc. will be felt for years, if not decades. Social distancing, especially when forced upon children will have lasting effects on their emotional development. We are already sick as a society, and the mental health is about to explode all because people believe others have the right to rule over them. But this could all be a part of Dr. Anthony Fauci and Big Pharma’s plan to make money off the scamdemic:

Dr. Anthony Fauci Disappears As The Country Moves To Reopen

Tyrant Fauci EXPOSED: Explain The $3.7 Million In Funding To Wuhan Lab

 

Big Pharma’s War On Our Children: 1 Million Kids Under Age 6 On PSYCHIATRIC Drugs

Effective measures would have focused on protecting those at risk while allowing everyone else to acquire herd immunity. However, Professor Levitt, who shared the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 2013, says the lockdown was a “huge mistake.”

“I think it may have cost lives,” he said. “It will have saved a few road accident lives, things like that, but social damage – domestic abuse, divorces, alcoholism – has been extreme. And then you have those who were not treated for other conditions.”

Levitt, along with other scientists, economists, and doctors, who we now are in the majority, but silenced and “discredited” by the mainstream media and the government so they could complete a totalitarian takeover of the planet, knew from the beginning this was not something to be concerned with.  In a letter to President Donald Trump, 600 doctors described the lockdowns as a “mass casualty event.” It can also be described as “economic terrorism”:

 “The millions of casualties of a continued shutdown will be hiding in plain sight, but they will be called alcoholism, homelessness, suicide, heart attack, stroke, or kidney failure. In youths it will be called financial instability, unemployment, despair, drug addiction, unplanned pregnancies, poverty, and abuse.

“It is impossible to overstate the short, medium, and long-term harm to people’s health with a continued shutdown,” the letter says. “Losing a job is one of life’s most stressful events, and the effect on a person’s health is not lessened because it also has happened to 30 million [now 38 million] other people.  Keeping schools and universities closed is incalculably detrimental for children, teenagers, and young adults for decades to come.”  –Letter to President Donald Trump from 600 doctors, Forbes

The real problem, was the reaction the media and the government were able to stir up. “Panic virus” is very accurate.

When you have a different view than the one the government wants you to believe, you will not be heard. Levitt doesn’t have the right analysis on the matter, so it’ll be futile to expect the mainstream media to begin to cover the damage of the lockdowns they so gleefully are trying to keep in place as long as possible.

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