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QAnon, plandemics and sheeple – making sense of the Covid conspiracy-speak

Tim Newton

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Whilst many of us have been finding ways to cope with lockdowns and restrictions related to Covid-19, or trying to hang on to jobs and keep our family safe, others have used their spare time to indulge in an elaborate alternate universe of plandemics, sheeple and evil 5G. Bill Gates is apparently the devil in human form and ‘Q’ isn’t the grumpy gadget man for James Bond any more.

As the Covid-19 pandemic keeps evolving as a harsh reality, so has the infodemic. Whilst the scientists have battled to develop vaccines, news and social media platforms have been in a battle of facts. Normally intelligent people are denouncing the wearing of masks, refuse to consider getting vaccinated and believe 5G networks ‘infect’ people with Covid-19. Elaborate videos have been produced, at great expense, full of unsubstantiated nonsense, alternate statistics, claims that the coronavirus is “just a flu” and that the impact of the virus has been vastly exaggerated.

It’s now becoming increasingly simple to brand the people who indulge in these fantasies as ‘cultists’, unable to extricate themselves from the world of make believe, feeding off each other and the curated posts sent to them on their chosen social media platforms.

There’s also a whole new language where terms of derision are used to replace facts and reasoned argument. Almost all of the conspiracy theories, and the people promoting them, emerge from the US.

In what’s become somewhat of a new cult of alternate facts, welcome to the nouveau lingo of the Covid conspiracy world…

Plandemic

aka. ‘Scamdemic’.

Plandemic usually refers to two conspiracy theory documentaries produced this year by Mikki Willis. Until May, Mikki Willis was best known for posting ‘nice’ viral videos of his family online. His first documentary was hugely popular, the second sunk without a trace.

The much-viewed first documentary has since been thoroughly debunked and discredited. Both feature Judy Mikovits, an equally discredited scientist who was formerly worshipped in the anti-vaccine movement, despite her denials. In the documentary she maintained that a malevolent global “elite” (below) caused the pandemic in order to seize power, money and control the wider population – sort of a collective noun for Bond villains.

Among her other claims, face masks can activate the Covid-19 virus. Her nonsense has been completely dismantled by just about every scientist and medical practitioner. Unfortunately the documentaries came at a time when the US was in the midst of its first quasi-lockdown and clocked up a credible 7 million views on YouTube before it was removed. You can still see it if you really dig into a few dark corners of the internet.

In her book, ‘Plague of Corruption’, Mikovits compares herself to Galileo and Martin Luther King jnr.

A Pew Research Centre survey asked people in the US if they had heard the theory that Covid-19 was “intentionally planned” by people in power. 71% of US adults said they had. A third of the respondents said it was “definitely” or “probably” true.

Follow the breadcrumbs – the world according to ‘Q’

Originally used as a means of navigation in the Grimm’s penned “Hansel and Gretel’ tale, where the children drop breadcrumbs along the way into the forest so they can then find their way back home, the breadcrumbs are now tidbits of knowledge you must follow to learn the truth – that is the truth according to American conspiracy theorists QAnon. In a long line of famous American cults, QAnon is the latest, the most politically toxic and widespread.

Greatly simplifying, QAnon claim that former US President Donald Trump has been spearheading a secret war, between golf games, against “well known” Satan-worshippers and paedophiles – the new President Joe Biden being one of them according to QAnon. A whole secret, satanic cult of paedophiles, (not only paedophiles but ‘cannibalistic paedophiles’), all Democrats of course, exists in an underground cult. Hillary Clinton was also one of them.

It all comes from the mouth of the anonymous “Q” who posts the stories on encrypted message services and then get shared around social media. Not to be confused with Q from James Bond who was responsible for ejector seats in Aston Martins, poison pens and guns fitted to license plates.

These messages from “Q drops” or “crumbs”explain facts about a “cabal” within the “elite”, or the secret war , referred to as the “cbts”, or “calm before the storm”. The series of “breadcrumbs are then shared and spread online by people that have the time to understand facts from an unknown person sprouting outrageous nonsense.

It would be laughable except that the QAnon theories (a poor use of the word ‘theories’) were circulated in the White House by a number of staffers that subscribe to the trail of breadcrumbs, dragging other down the Q-inspired rabbit hole.QAnon is now considered a ‘cult’ by US prosecutors.

Sheeple

If you’ve had the wool pulled over your eyes regarding the “truth” of Covid-19, or are easily led astray, you’re one of the Sheeple (alternate spelling – ‘sheople’).

Unless you’re wallowing in your own self-righteous, unprovable alternate reality, YOU are sheeple… you don’t have the clarity of vision and intellect to understand the “truth”. Luckily, for the rest of us, the accusers have the time and commitment to bring us up to speed with their facts, and can usually reel them off at pace. And then repeat them over and over to MAKE SURE the sheeple understand.

YOU sheeple just follow the main stream media (which is any media that reports news they don’t like)… you are just part of the uninformed flock.

Bill Gates

Just throw his name into any Covid-19 conversation and stand back.

Wikipedia lists Bill Gates as ‘William Henry Gates III’, an American business magnate, software developer, and philanthropist. He is best known as the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation. Our generation has seen the young geek, sometimes competitor and sometimes collaborator with Apple’s Steve Jobs, grow into the cardigan-wearing philanthropist who, along with his wife, have formed one of the largest private foundations in the world.

They get their foundation involved in all sorts of public health projects but, according to conspiracy theorists, are spreading evil around the world.

Now Bill Gates, earlier seen as a geek-version of Mr Rogers, is now the voodoo doll for Covid-19 conspiracy theorists.

Back in 2015, an unassuming-looking Bill Gates came on stage at a TED conference in Vancouver to issue a dire warning…

“If anything kills over 10 million people over the next few decades, it is likely to be a highly infectious virus rather than war.”

So, he knew all about it! Aha! Now Bill Gates is leading a class of global “elites” (below) and leading efforts to depopulate the world, a sort of Dr. Evil, with hair. His ‘vaccine’ has some tracking device that will be able to track us once we’ve been vaccinated. All this is a surprise to Bill Gates.

“I’m very surprised by the course of these conspiracy theories and of course the ones involving me are completely incorrect. I hadn’t been a part of conspiracy theories up until this and it’s ironic because I talked about the risk of a pandemic in 2015.”But he WOULD say that, wouldn’t he!”It is novel that you have a pandemic and you have social media, and somehow the true messages aren’t as titillating or as exciting as the conspiracy-type message.”

5G

Once a term referring to the fifth generation of mobile technology, the worldwide role out 5G somehow got wound into any number of conspiracy theories involving Covid-19 and the plandemic, sorry pandemic. Whilst most of us eagerly looked forward to the introduction of 2G,3 G and 4G, and the faster internet speeds and services, 5G came along at the same time as Covid-19. So OF COURSE they have something to do with each other.

No longer just a technology, 5G is now front and centre of any self respecting conspiracy theorist. Exposure to 5G antennas would give you Covid-19, apparently “altering your cells” in a way that was never quite explained, and WHAMMO, you had the coronavirus. That Huawei, a Chinese telecommunications giant, was behind some of the leading 5G technology, just added fuel to the story – they are a Chinese company so they MUST be spreading evil… and Covid-19.

Elites

1. a select group that is superior in terms of ability or qualities to the rest of a group or society.

Not any more. Once the so-called elite drove around, or were driven around, in their black Mercedes Benz, shopped at those stores on the first floors of fancy shopping centres and puffed cigars whilst counting their millions. Now the “Elite” are a secret society of people who are complicit in planning and carrying out the biggest hoax in history – the Covid-19 pandemic.

The “elite” have conspired with governments to keep us sheeple (yes YOU) in compliant control. Most governments find it difficult to role out stimulus payments and pick up the rubbish on time, let alone conspire to do anything in a secret, controlled manner. Any self-respecting elite usually does everything they can NOT to be involved in governments, anywhere.

The Great Reset

Not what we do to our computers after tearing our hair out for an hour. This baseless conspiracy theory, known as the ‘Great Reset’, claims a group of world leaders “orchestrated” and planned the pandemic to take control of the global economy.

The conspiracy theory has its origins in a genuine plan entitled ‘The Great Reset’, drawn up by the World Economic Forum – now used as somewhat thin ‘evidence’ that The Great Reset is true. The WEF is an annual conference for high-profile figures from politics and business.

The plan explores how countries might recover from the economic damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic but has never mentioned any control or broader policy covering world populations.The recovery plan has now been interpreted as a sinister plan, first by fringes of the conspiracy theory networks and then taken up by conservative commentators and then shared around social media.

Do you have any other favourite theories that keep popping up, or new words to add to the list? Tell us below…

 

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54 Comments

54 Comments

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    Issan John

    Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 10:59 am

    Excellent article, but didn’t you miss out the baby-eating bit?

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      johntb

      Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 2:26 pm

      A breath of fresh air! What online periodical posts anything that’s not “mainstream”? Each topic mentioned above deserves it’s own article.
      All the negative posts above are either from social engineers or those stuck on stupid. Negative comments without in depth thought content shows how much readers are in the dark.
      If you disagree with the article, explain, counter with comments more than baseless mumblings.

      The question is: If Covid-19 was planned, it had to be planned for years. What’s the end goal? Destruction of the financial system and replacement with a central bank crypto currency? Implement track and trace on the population with a “just in time” vaccine? Not sure, but these are just two possibilities. Either way, those “Elites” have always spelled out their plans.
      Klaus Schwab, the founder of the World Economic Forum, a known Elitist, new book Covid-19 The Great Reset, lays out their plan for the entire planet.

      Keep up the good work Thaiger!

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    Brian

    Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    You absolute fool. What a mess of an article. There’s no chance of anyone learning anything or changing their mind based on this dog’s breakfast. You should be ashamed.

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      Glenn

      Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 4:58 pm

      the author of this articular has their head so far up their as/ in the sand it’s embarrassing to read.
      you forgot to mention that Dr Dementia won the ussa election fair and square, that globulsh*t warming cooling changing is going to have everyone under water by 2015, and the government is here to help.
      keep your eyes shut, your hands over your ears, and speak only what you’ve been programmed to say.

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    Manu

    Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    Well, when I saw this headline, I knew Professor Issan John would be the first to obviously react on his knees. Please The Thaiger, give him the “Mainstream thinker” award, he desserves it…

    So The Thaiger is giving you the most crap out there, but never (as all mainstream medias worldwide) any critic about all the subjets mentioned. Things are not necessarily black or white, which noone without a rational critical mind want nowadays to look into so scared to be put right away into the “complotists” list by…well the mainstream thinkers (and their owners… oh yes, who are they? That’s a subject you should look into The Thaiger.).

    Only a few idiots are buying all that crap in this article but more and more people are very critical about all these subjets, questioning rationally how good are all these things mentioned to humanity, that’s a BIGdifference. Although after a year we still (strangely) do not know where this virus is coming from, there are obviously people dying from covid-19 – but does it really desserve NOW after almost a year that world madness? Well The Thaiger, we got your (pointless) opinion in this article, what about looking into real questions??

    Amongst other subjects, there are since the beggining of the pandemic huge abuses and opportunism by a pharmaceutical industry (NO, not Big Pharma as a whole, they are all competiting against each other although obviously sometimes they find “agreements” like all other powerful industries) that has always been ready for an opportunity like that to make loads of money by lobbying (and corrupting) at the highest level – just one perfect example, the remdesevir: as far as back in March, Faucy in the US was pushing that crap by lobbying at the highest level, backed up by the highest authority in the US, WHO, and in the majority of their lobbies pushing it in most western countries (I bet Isaan John was “postive” about that one too). Well we know what happened with that crap. Well back months ago, many other scientists around the world, instantly discredited, followed by many rational people of the public were questioning it… well, all these people were called “complotists”, put in the same bag as the ones mentioned in this article.

    I could get on and on about each of these topics but it would take too long. Just a word on Gates though (of course). Now The Thaiger, instead of going on about the few idiots syaing that he rules some kind of world, what about trying to find out what this guy is really all about? Do you think this “philantropist” (ha ha ha) has no influence over the WHO and if he does, this is obviously all about the good of humanity, right? Do you think when he funds main mainstrean newspapers, their branches in Africa (Le Monde, The Guardian, etc…), with MILLIONS, this is really done while protecing the “independance” of the journalists working for them?? John Rsukin said ages ago: “There is no such thing as a free lunch”. Am I a complotist to think that today???

    Articles like this one are pointless and harmful, they are just mentioned all the time by mainstream medias so when anyone is talking about any of these subjects, he/she is automatically put on the complotists list and basta!!

    There is ONLY one problem in this world: the poors getting poorer, the riches getting richer. Do you think the latter will not do all what is in their power to keep the situation that way (yes, why not, including Bill Gates)? I believe Jack London was the first one to call them “the oligarchs” (The Iron Heel). The same oligarchs are today involve in all the subjects mentioned in this article: but surely, there is nothing to worry about…

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      Issan John

      Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 10:39 pm

      You’d lose your bet, but I’ve no idea what the rest of your comment’s about.

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        Manu

        Monday, November 30, 2020 at 7:38 pm

        I stick to my bet… I wish I had time to waste to check on that but since the world establishment was promoting it all over the world medias (that they own), with high authorities like fauci etc,… , surely you must have been at least positive about it. Secondly, sure you don’t know what it is all about, not aimed at you either cause… well look down… can you see the end of your nose,? That is as far as your views can reach… don’t bother to answer, I won’t read it…. nor probably nobody else.

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      johntb

      Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 2:58 pm

      Manu, you were lucky, your post wasn’t censored. Don’t go too far with The Thaiger, they’ve shown with this “conspiracy” article who side their on. They can’t handle comments outside mainstream thought.

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      Nik

      Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 11:43 am

      Couldn’t agree more…

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    ray

    Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    Well summarized. Here is a link to a short article about the strategy used by the illustrious Q:

    http://www.wired.com/story/qanon-most-dangerous-multiplatform-game/

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    Steve

    Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 7:52 pm

    What an absolute load of bullshit! Whoever wrote this drivel has been brainwashed!!

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      Rasputin

      Monday, February 15, 2021 at 9:24 am

      Well Steve, I certainly don’t think you have been brainwashed, I don’t think you even have a brain keeping your ears apart to able to wash!

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    Don R

    Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    Here’s a couple more terms to add to the “elaborate alternate universe”:

    2 to 3 weeks to flatten the curve
    3% fatality rate
    ventilator shortage

    As for the whole thing being “planned”, it’s clear that our establishment is far too stupid to plan something as elaborate as this. Nay, in reality it’s self-replicating, media-driven mass hysteria over a bad flu season.

    But I look forward to the day when our professional journalists in the *outstanding* news media will return to their wall-to-wall coverage of the 9 million people who die every year from starvation.

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      Bill Fischer

      Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 8:57 am

      The media reports what the scientists find. If you interpret it as ‘hysteria’, that a failing on your part. The fact that the US has a quarter of a million people die speaks for itself and, no, they didn’t all die of a ‘bad flu’. That’s simply absurd. That sounds like you’re calling this a hoax. Come on, man. It’s also ridiculous to mention other causes of death. You do realize that multiple serious problems can actually exist at the same time, right?

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        Don R

        Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 9:48 am

        Almost 3 million people die in the US every year. The US has spent trillions of dollars extending the lives of their elderly population far beyond what would be possible in nature. Now we have the first serious flu pandemic in 60 years and you act surprised.

        Yes, it is just a bad flu season. The 1957 flu pandemic killed about as many people relative to the population.

        9 million starve to death EVERY YEAR… vs maybe 2 million from CV19 in 2 years (average age of the deceased is 80). We spent $40 trillion on one of these problems.

        A little proportionality would be nice. But god help us if you people start applying your confused logic consistently!

        • The Thaiger

          The Thaiger

          Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 10:06 am

          But Covid-19 hasn’t even infected 1% of the population yet. Containing the coronavirus, NOT A FLU, has been the only way to avoid a larger public health catastrophe. A little proportionality would be nice. Imagine if Covid-19 was already endemic and had reached the other 99%+ of the world population. Do you maths Don.

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            Don R

            Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 10:14 pm

            SARS2 is a new cold/flu bug. There are four other varieties of coronavirus that freely circulate our world and cause the common cold, while influenza causes the flu. The distinction isn’t really important, but within a few years SARS2 will be categorized among them. Nothing you can do will stop it. Herd immunity to these viruses isn’t so much a strategy as it is a fact of life.

            WHO estimates SARS2 has already infected 10% of the world population. Extrapolating on your fictional scenario, if it were to infect the entire global population, it might kill 18 million people. Obviously, this is not a realistic scenario; people develop immunity, viruses weaken, and science improves. We’re also fortunate that those at greatest risk from SARS2 tend to be at the end of their lives, while it’s less deadly than the season flu for those younger than 60.

            How ever many lives you think you’re saving, it’s all but guaranteed that more will die from the downstream consequences of the overreaction. Even a small increase in food insecurity will blow covid deaths out of the water, and will disproportionately effect young, poor people. Feel free to start caring anytime.

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            Don R

            Monday, November 30, 2020 at 12:19 pm

            Since you deleted my response, I think you should delete your own.

            That would be the objective thing to do.

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            Peter Nielsen

            Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 1:26 pm

            @Thaiger: But the question is whether the cost of the lockdowns are worse than the virus itself. Why do the media almost never talk about the infection fatality rate? Of how contagious the virus is? And the cost of the lockdowns, for example how many will starve to death as a consequence of it? Extremely important questions like these are nearly never touched by our politicians and mainstream media. This fact makes many people question their honesty, thus giving birth to so-called conspiracy theories (which are usually not that conspiracy-ish, but often, to a significant degree, based on facts and logic).

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            dispensed

            Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 9:30 am

            Feb 2021 here: USA and UK are reaping the benefits of herd immunity after only 20-30% of their population has been infected.

            I think fake journos at the Lieger should apologize for trying to lump covid skeptics in with conspiracy theorists. Let’s be honest, that’s something a fascist would do.

            Very poor journalism. Uneducated to say the least. Y’all suck at science.

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            Rob

            Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 12:31 pm

            How are some of you arriving at your numbers..? Just using simple math– it seems that a covid infection death rate of just 1% of the entire global population would kill a minimum of 70 million people –each time it would come back around, which it will and in different forms without vaccines. The current Covid average death rate is higher. Who knows what new variants will bring.
            As for herd immunity.., well, just like Influenza, Rhino and Adeno Viruses— Herd Immunity without Vaccination is currently a Biological impossibility.
            A Degree of Herd Immunity can now only be achieved through Vaccinations.
            Creating Vaccines is difficult. Complicated by the nature of each particular virus. For example, Hep B Virus types are very small, easily transmitted, contain lots of long strand genes concentrated in numbers way more in the blood than say HIV types, which are larger, have very few genes and are not easily transmitted. We have Hep B Vaccines that work very well. Finding a vaccine for HIV, though much less complex in its physical construct and even though the quest is very well funded and widely undertaken– still eludes us.
            We are most fortunate to be living in an age where brilliant scientific minds, good computers, software and genetic coding and sequencing are at hand. mRNA Vaccines are a Scientific Leap within our lifetime. They should get much better and at a faster rate than in just very recent past times as more is learned about Covid Type Corona Viruses.
            Those suggesting that some form of Natural Herd Immunity would just come about if we let Covid run wild while trying to live and exist as was Normal prior to Covid either choose to ignore or are just not aware of some known science facts of our time. Known Corona Viruses do not instill long term immunity. They just don’t. This includes Covid in its present forms. And so, like the ‘Common Cold’.., a virus that gave you a common type cold last year can just come around and reinfect you again this year after a short lived immunity to it fades.
            Plus, the more people in the world infected with Covid, like petri dishes, the Bazillions more times the Virus can replicate and misfire during transcription and cause mutations, out of which, some percentages of such mutations are sure to advance the infectious nature of some new variants and perhaps— increase the unrelenting, dire, physical, mental, social and economic consequences visited upon a global population already under a continuing siege from such new, serial, unrestrained virus types. All this from viruses so small, that you can fit 100 million of them side by side just on the surface of the head of a pin. It would probably takes Billions of them to displace the same full size of the head of a pin. Such tiny entities, when released from the infected, linger in the air all around their recent presence. It could become an inescapable lingering presence if such viruses were allowed to exist around us unchallenged and un-confronted by science and deliberate government policies– and most of all— the participation of populations at large in such efforts.
            Calling it a ‘cold’ or a ‘made up pandemic’ does nothing more to protect humanity from such a continuum of ongoing possibilities than dragging knuckles and howling at the moon.
            Masking up, social distancing and a continuing stream of good, updated vaccines for as much of the entire world as possible is currently our collective best chance for starving out and rolling back the true threat that Covid 19 and its obvious-sure-to-come, easily transmitted and perhaps even more deadly virus variants that are otherwise sure to come, born out of the act of replication ‘mistakes’… It’s simple math– the more Replications, the more Variants.
            The virus cannot replicate without living cells to enter and the DNA within to hijack and use to replicate themselves.
            Politicizing Covid, Social Distancing, Mask Wearing and Vaccines is a form of foot-shooting insanity in my book— Actually, it’s bullets to the head shooting.
            The Thais did and continue to do a very good job of protecting Thais from Covid exposure compared to say– the US and Great Britain so far. With regards to Covid, I feel much safer here than I would in those and a number of other places.
            I also think, in this case, the government and the general population deserve kudos for the efforts and sacrifices undertaken considering that unlike the majority of Nations, practically everyone here was literally surrounded by Chinese People when the Pandemic broke out.
            Just my humble opinion

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    Alan

    Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 11:29 pm

    Someone sent me a YouTube interview a Thai German epidemiologist with all kinds of qualifications, retired living in Germany. He was recommending not wearing masks, go out and socialize, shake hands with your friends, in other words ignore all the rules for protection. As a matter fact I just got my YouTube account suspended for breaking the rules. Meaning my critical comments got the cancel treatment. While the most virulent lunatic Western religious militants are free to promote the worst kind of propaganda.

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      Patrick

      Monday, February 15, 2021 at 9:26 pm

      His name is Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi. I have not found an English or Thai video of him so far, but there are plenty in German.
      To be more precise, he suggests to focus the protection of the elderly /risk risk groups. Similar to the: https://gbdeclaration.org/

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    J West

    Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    I believe….. because it’s a lot easier.

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    john brig

    Monday, November 30, 2020 at 10:28 am

    From 29 Nov, npr.org/sections/news

    “There has been a lot of focus recently on the role of small gatherings in the national jump in cases. But those aren’t the main culprits, says Ellie Murray, an epidemiologist at Boston University’s School of Public Health.

    According to state health department reports, the largest sources of coronavirus infections are workplaces like meatpacking plants and warehouses, institutional settings like prisons and retirement communities, and businesses like restaurants and bars, Murray tells All Things Considered,”

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    barry

    Monday, November 30, 2020 at 11:45 am

    Here’s another useful source on ways to engage a dialog with conspirationists:

    https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/nov/29/how-to-deal-with-a-conspiracy-theorist-5g-covid-plandemic-qanon

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      Sean

      Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 10:42 pm

      In order for tyranny to be established, people who love freedom must first be ridiculed and demonized…

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    No Sheeple

    Monday, November 30, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    Sheeple means just do what your told and the powers that be will heard you in this direction or that direction, someone who cant think for themselves and can think logic/reasoning for themselves.
    This term has been around for well before covid19.
    An example of a sheeple referring to the plandemic would be a person wearing a mask alone in their car.
    “just do what your told, and obey” -says the government or powers that be

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    Bob

    Monday, November 30, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    I almost want to think that somebody paid you to write this..

    • The Thaiger

      The Thaiger

      Monday, November 30, 2020 at 1:42 pm

      You’d be wrong Bob, except the advertising that is included in every article we write. Not every article written by Thaiger is going to suit everyone but we try and maintain a high degree of fact-checking and a sense of humour along the way.

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        indisPC

        Monday, November 30, 2020 at 2:54 pm

        Wouldn’t it be nice to write an article that tells BOTH sides of this story, rather than always starting from the foregone conclusion that only one side is right and publishing just another voice in the echo chamber?

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        James R

        Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 8:46 pm

        The Thaiger

        Listening to all these conspiracy people stating the virus is not real and is an invention to control us etc show us how many mental unstable people there are out there.

        Just talking to doctors and nurses tells me in the UK what the state of the epidemic is at at any given time, I know since we had Christmas many more people have died due to the virus.

        I have medical friends who are worn out due to the extra work they have to do day after day in hospitals.

        Unless each doctor, nurse, people on the front line are all telling lies, maybe they are all in on the scam and each get an extra
        £10 six shilling and sixpence for each lie they tell. ?

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    Vidal

    Monday, November 30, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    You don’t even begin to understand the Psychological Warfare game that gets played.
    It may surprise you to know that most alternative media is CONTROLLED OPPOSITION. Its a strawman technique- they give some truths then followed by something that can be ridiculed by people like yourselves…

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    ray

    Monday, November 30, 2020 at 8:36 pm

    Thanks for this link. In Sagan’s words: POTUS and his henchman Guiliani are presenting an Invisible Dragon (voter fraud). However, they will fail.

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    Slugger

    Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 12:24 pm

    What a bunch of controlled yanks can come up with when invited. Glad I avoid them like the plague.

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    Grumpy John

    Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 1:07 pm

    Firstly, I missed this story when it came out! Which makes me a bit sad…not because it was a great story but more the fact it was a offering some vigorous comments in reply.

    Secondly, I do love a good conspiracy theory! That doesn’t mean I believe what people are saying but it opens my mind to what ifs. One I have been promoting…maybe I am the only one…is the Wuhan China virus story. President Trump was whiping Xi’s ass for a few years and they needed to find a way to ensure he never got re-elected. You have to remember China is always playing around with toxic killer chemicals all the time so it would be no great leap for the Chinese to cook-up a virus that can kill and disable hundreds of millions of people. But something went wrong! The virus got out in China before they had a chance to infect masses of people in the USA. And now the world has a virus problem that should have been an American problem. They can’t admit their original intentions…so they say nothing…except from time to time suggest the virus originated in USA, or Italy, or Japan, or you pick a country. The CCP wants to rule the world and the USA is in the way. And the CCP intends to win by whatever means possible. My theory,I think, is quite plausible, don’t you? Certainly worth thinking about.

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    Mark Campbell

    Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 1:38 pm

    if you want to know just how accurate anyone’s comments or assertions are, just see how vigorously they get censored on youtube, twitter, etc..oh and the leftist moderated thai visa forums. they can’t stand anyone arguing against their narratives they purposely go out of their way to promote.
    picking and choosing what sources are “approved”

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      Grumpy John

      Monday, February 15, 2021 at 5:19 am

      Well Mark, you could try Safe Chat. The farcebook Gestapo don’t get any say at all on Safe Chat.

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    Das

    Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 4:19 pm

    What an absolute sh*tshow in the comments. Typical ‘I have the answers’ bs from average nobodies with no more privilege to information (or, indeed, critical thinking) as anyone else. You’re not special. You don’t know.

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    sam

    Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    What a load of crap ! Only naive and gullible people will believe such made-up conspiracies created by some desperados seeking out for attention.

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    Jim kelly

    Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    Well, as I HAVE SAID BEFORE…’I refuse to comply’ with any of the COVID PRECAUTIONS! MY CHOICE… and, yes folks, I’m reeeaaaaly not bothered what ‘others’ think, believe or say. It’s a free world and everyone is entitled to do and say what they want. If (?) other people are that concerned then “tough titty!” I DO AS I BELIEVE IS RIGHT FOR ME.. NOT WHAT SOME ‘fuckin’ chuff’ tells me I ‘SHOULD DO’; because they don’t have the balls anymore to think for themselves.
    ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST… enjoyed your full frontal lobotomy did you!!???

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    Andrew Smoother

    Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 8:03 am

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    dispensed

    Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 9:34 am

    Fake journos gonna fake journo.

    The USA and UK are already reaping the benefits of herd immunity as cases have fallen 50% in the last month, something the clown media said was immoral and/or impossible.

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    John_2

    Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 11:49 am

    Most Alt Media is FAKE – ultimately its controlled by the same people who run the Main Stream Media. Hence all the nonsense that people pick up on: Lizard Man, Hillary Eats Babies, Nano Thermite brought the Twin Towers down, No one dies from COVID, Bat Soup and on and on.

    Its cleverly done such that at the end either with MSM or Alt Media you will not know the truth of – Who?, How? or even Why? a particular project was run.

    The names of the real elites the trillionaire class are NEVER mentioned by any of those outlets.

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    Manu

    Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    Thethaiger recycling… just read my own comment Written above back in November and not only I stick to it but so many elements went towards what I said then since… question nothing like nothing is questionable if you are ., at the best badly informed… at the worst either an idiot , an (brainwashed) ignorant or a mainstream “journalist “…. and all these subjects should be questioned in a human and rational way (I take the qnon crap out of the equation but only because I know nothing about it and nobody convinced me that it is not a non sense crazy stuff). I look st the world right now and I can feel that something is not right… I try to communicate about it… I do not understand why every human beings right now are not realising that something somehow is not right. I honestly really can’t. I really cannot understand why questioning anything is basically making you an outcast of humanity… what humanity indeed… it seems human beings are embracing this “new normal “ some are imposing us. It is just very sad about it…

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    Amy Sukwan

    Monday, February 15, 2021 at 10:51 am

    So let me see if I got this straight. The evil eugenicist Bill Gates (not his real name, and of course the jackass is a Scorpio) whose wealth has increased by something like 38 billion dollars during the pandemic, despite being a college dropout and incapable of keeping viruses out of his own operating systems, is giving all sorts of medical advice. I’d never heard of Q Anon until someone accused me of reading it. And experimental vaccines fast tracked are good! Because Science ! I was hopeful that all the Democrats would turn against Operation Warp Speed because Orange Man Bad, but good luck. Cognitive Dissonance has no end. This is satire right?

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    harry1

    Monday, February 15, 2021 at 2:18 pm

    the theory on 5G doesnt work with me,as 5G was around long before the covid virus,but a Scandinavian l met recently, suggested ,it was to keep the population down as it effect reproduction ? but l am reluctant of the sino jab,in case it get mixed up with the dolly jab

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    Ray

    Monday, February 15, 2021 at 3:38 pm

    Good update. We have to be vigilant and not get tired to expose the conspiracies. Although we can’t change the hard core followers, hopefully some people who are inclined to fall into the rabbit hole will think twice.

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      Manu

      Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 1:10 am

      Be viligant that your own good world is not the one responsible of what you are complaining about.

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    David Daly

    Monday, February 15, 2021 at 7:42 pm

    If it doesn’t fit the agenda brand it as,a conspiracy theory.

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    puzzled expat

    Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 7:31 pm

    I missed the part where he explains why 70 deaths and 20000 ‘maybe…’ cases based on highly unreliable testing in one year qualifies as ‘pandemic’ and hysterical lockdown demands and people looking like idiots walking around in hazmat suits and plastic barriers everywhere – but 50-6- people per day dying on the highways, with a few hundred (per day) serious injuries isn’t worth much more than a couple of yearly ‘tut tut children!’ responses from the government etc. Just statistically speaking, your old grannie is at far, far FAR greater risk of being run down by some idiot driver every time you take her to the local mall than of getting covid from someone and dying. And that ain’t ‘conspiracy theory’, it’s real ‘daily living’ experience in Thailand.

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    Mark

    Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 3:43 pm

    Had my first encounter with a real life conspiracy theorist just last week. Prior to that I thought they were all just internet trolls trying to wind people up.
    He happens to be a student of mine and he was telling anyone who wanted to listen that getting the vaccine was a bad idea because the whole vaccination program was a red herring for the government’s more sinister intentions;- injecting us all with microchips so our movements can be monitored. At which point, I seized his mobile phone and smashed it into a million pieces. Handing it back in powdered form, I told him ‘the government can also track your movements through your mobile phone’.

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    Walter Roth

    Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 4:12 pm

    Well what is Q …?

    Maybe some kind of information from a president who was under enormous pressure internally, couldn’t say anything …… without being weighed endlessly …… always with the aim of exposing him to an empeachment.

    Of course, Q couldn’t write openly, it was only possible in this way ….. encrypted so that he couldn’t be pinned down.

    Nevertheless, you shouldn’t believe his posts 100%, just as you shouldn’t take anything 100% what people say.
    Regarding the rest of the article, …… I’ve been pursuing politics intensely for 45 years.
    What is branded as theories in the article by a fairly inexperienced author is certainly never 100% true, but the truth can be found somewhere in the middle.
    Because the article is not 100% correct either ….. the middle is probably ….. the middle.

    If there were talented people, we remember “Bismark”, politicians are often very good at impersonating. You take an opportunity and try to take it.

    Klaus Schwab from the WEF in Davos, Switzerland wrote about ….. “Yes …… the corona pandemic is one of the least dangerous in the last 2000 years, but it is here now and it should be used” .
    With the “benefit” he meant pulling through the “Green New Deal”.
    According to Schwab, we won’t own anything in 20 years, everything is only leased. We wouldn’t own anything but we’d all be happy …

    So much why leftists suddenly identify with the devil in person. 20 years ago they wanted to kill him the most. Here in Switzerland there have been violent demonstrations against the WEF for years.

    “Conspiracy theories” are always partly true.
    Before writing articles like the one above, one should have a horizon, a long look at politics, preferably a decade-long look at it.

    I’ve been looking at this for so many years and unfortunately had to realize that a lot has come true.

    Much ……..

    Look at what is happening in the USA …….. Months ago many would have dismissed that as a conspiracy theory …… Now we can see clearly that he was surrounded by a bunch of fraudsters, traitors, defeatists. They all worked against their boss.

    You can now understand that a “Q” was needed.

    Conspiracy theory …. so one primarily fights free opinion, nothing less.

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    Richard

    Monday, March 29, 2021 at 9:34 am

    I still ain’t taking the China flu so-called vaccine

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