When I first decided to write about the Covid-19 “vaccines”, a friend who happens to be a doctor called me and asked me what the hell I was doing. I responded that I was doing my job and asking questions about the efficacy and safety of the experimental boosters that have been foisted upon us as a panacea that can magically end the pandemic. For the course of about twenty minutes, we had a pretty lively debate as we went back and forth between my concerns and her certainty that getting jabbed was essential for the good of the general public.
It seemed like we were at a logger heads because we were both adamant in our positions; suddenly the tone shifted and she softened her voice as she opened up and told me why she believed these “vaccines” were the only way forward. I remember what she said like it was yesterday; I paraphrase what she conveyed as I did not jot down everything she expressed but it was along the following line:
You have to understand Teddy that we have been through hell for the past 12 months; most of us have seen death upon death and are succumbing to depression or worse. We finally have a hope that we can turn this around, don’t take that hope away from us.
I could sense in her voice a deep pain that almost made me cry as I remembered my own mother who was clinging to life last year and the wonderful doctors and nurses who talked to us continuously, gave us updates on her health and held up an iPad so we could say our last goodbye to her. What started off with a battle of ideas ended with a whimper; both of us were too spent to carry on the debate any further so we wished each other well and got off the phone.
I harken back to this conversation for a reason; this morning I was on ClubHouse, an app that allows people from all over the world and all walks of life to talk to one another. The topic of doctors came up and one person in particular started to excoriate the medical field and said how useless they were. At a certain point, I felt compelled to speak up and stated that the vast majority of doctors are good people who are trying their level best to do right by their patients even if some fall victim to group think and confirmation biases. It took someone being so impassioned to let me see how my passions can get the best of me.
My aim was not to be pious given that I wrote an article just a week and a half ago where I chided doctors for pushing this “vaccine” agenda”. As most people who read my writing know, I don’t pull any punches when it comes to “the establishment”. I’ve been castigating politicians, mainstream media personalities and opinion leaders ever since the Ghion Journal was launched and have used made it a point to spit venom in the eyes of people I’ve referred to as public serpents. But I’ve always known in my heart that assigning collective guilt is immoral; though the system of governance, corporate-press and for-profit health is debased, there are many honorable people who serve these very institutions that do a disservice to humanity.
After all, it was only seven years ago that I was a high-priced defense consultant working at Booz Allen Hamilton, the same company that Edward Snowden used to be employed by. When I first got hired by Booz, it was in 2006 during the heat of the Iraq insurgency and not too long after George W. Bush lied and said “mission accomplished”. The very immoral and illegal war that I was livid over and used to protest on the weekends, I was supporting during the week as I provided project management support for various agencies within the Department of Defense. Somehow I rationalized my job and excluded myself from condemnation as I threw stones at the alphabet soup agencies that justified a genocide by lying about weapons of mass destruction.
Hindsight is the greatest of educators; I realize now that all of us, in one way or another, enable or empower the death and destruction that is wreaked around the world in the name of capital accumulation. We can rage all we want against the machine of greed that is grinding humanity into dust, yet our actions belie our indignations. Most of us are outraged that children are being used as labor overseas yet we wear shoes that were made by kids in Asia and talk on phones that depend on cobalt that was mined by adolescents in Congo. How many of us can really say that our hands are clean when it’s our consumption that is fueling the fire that is consuming our planet?
MT @SolidarityCntr: "Some children [in #DRC] work in the mines every day. Some actually go down into shafts that are several hundred meters deep to dig for gold w/o any safety measures. It’s incredibly dangerous. There are often cave-ins.” https://t.co/PUDjKaG71u
— Child Labor Coalition (@ChildLaborCLC) May 14, 2021
This is not to say that all actions are equal and neither is my intention to give moral equivalency between billionaires who see humanity as disposable assets, the policy makers they own with their donations (bribes) and the rest of us who are forced to conform to survive in this world. I do believe that there is evil in this world, but where the line of demarcation is between willful malice and compliance is something none of us can ever know. Within every organization are the few who purvey iniquities and the vast, vast majority who go to work each day trying their level best to contribute in a positive way to society. This is true of our government, mainstream media, the police, the CIA, doctors and every field you can think of.
We are headed towards very dark times; the horrors we witnessed last year and the dread of losing loved ones over the past 14 months of this heinous pandemic was but a down payment. Though we might be in a lull right now, by the time autumn arrives, we could very well be living through a global holocaust that will not discriminate between the “vaccinated” and the unjabbed. I pray that I am wrong, but if and when that time arrives, it is essential that we stop bashing one another and coalesce as one people irrespective of our differences.
There are some in this world who are pushing strife to manifest an agenda that is meant to consolidate power and nullify our rights in the process. If we have any chance to repel their plans and instead bend the arc of history towards justice, we will need a collective effort that will depend on the military, police and various upholders of the status quo to join our ranks. Consequently, it is imperative that we stop demonizing one another and instead realize that we are all in this together. Either we unite as a people or we just might start perishing apart.
To this end, I extend an olive branch to the very people I have been lambasting for months. If you are working in government—apart from the top echelon who know what they are doing—you should not be burdened with guilt anymore than I was guilty for the Iraq War when I was working at Booz Allen Hamilton. If you are working at CNN, Fox News or any other mainstream media outlet, I do not blame all of you for the ills of this world. The same goes for every other institution I have criticized over the years; I should know better than to paint with a broad brush because the sins of a few cannot be placed at the feet of all.The wounds of this world cannot be healed if we keep demonizing one another and otherizing people. We can only make progress as nation and as a global community if we extend grace towards each other. #Unity4Humanity Click To Tweet
I apologize for my passions and will try to be more prudent when it comes to assigning blame. I will contemplate even that stance because judgement only creates more division and strife. As a person of faith who believes that we are all created from one, I am beginning to realize more and more why we are advised to leave wrath to God and instead only focus on love. Like Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “anger cannot drive out anger and neither can darkness drive out darkness, only love can do that”. Whatever happens next—whatever tribulations are in the offing—I am comforted that love will win out in the end.
“None are more unjust in their judgments of others than those who have a high opinion of themselves.” ~ Charles Spurgeon
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