Advertising is a spectacular thing. It enables the selling of a feeling rather than a fact. You could save up to 50 percent. . .
Though of course, you’ll probably “save” nothing.
This is how the “vaccines” are being advertised now. They “help protect” (which means they might but probably won’t) against the effects of the sickness people were told, just months ago, in the most strident terms, they would not get and so could not spread if they took the “vaccines,” as they were falsely advertised. They aren’t told that anymore – because the false advertising is no longer supportable. It’s as if a car company advertised a V8-powered SUV that got 50 miles-per-gallon that millions of people bought, only to discover that it actually got 16 miles-per-gallon.
Except that if a car company did that, they’d have been forced to retract their claims, recall the SUVs and issue people full refunds. The company would certainly be sued civilly, because car companies aren’t immunized from liability for deceptive advertising and the consequences thereof.
Our hypothetical V8 SUV that only goes 16 miles on a gallon of gas rather than 50 never actually hurt anyone – except in the pocketbook. Thousands of people, on the other hand (and possibly millions) have been hurt – have been killed – by the drugs falsely advertised as “vaccines.” And there is the additional element of coercion. No one was threatened with societal exclusion, job loss and so on if they did not buy our hypothetical V8 SUV – irrespective of their “hesitancy” to do so. On the other hand, these drugs that are now conceded – reluctantly, if pressed – by those who push them to not be “vaccines” were all-but-literally pushed down people’s throats.
People were punished for being “hesitant” – i.e., for being skeptical, asking hard questions and demanding answers rather than obediently rolling up their sleeves, just because they were told to.
And now the pushers say the drugs they continue to push “help protect” against the symptoms of the sickness they now concede – though almost never openly concede – the people who take the drugs can get and can spread to others.
The seamless transition from “won’t get/won’t spread” to “helps protect” is a marvel of modern advertising agility. That it is abided is a measure of several things, among them the halting, in-your-face hypocrisy of the government apparat – which is situationally indignant when it comes to false advertising – as well as the benumbed resignation of a population that appears to have lost the capacity for outrage when ripped off by false advertising.
In the case of the former – the situational lividity of the government apparat toward false advertising – one can point to trivial examples of it met with a furious response, such as the hammer that fell upon Volkswagen over its advertising of “clean” diesels. Which wasn’t false advertising in that VW’s diesels were “clean” – if by that word one means not dirty. No black smoke belched from their tailpipes. In fact, what issued from their tailpipes was so harmless – so clean – the federal apparat was unable to produce a single actual victim to support its claim of false advertising.
Instead, it dropped the hammer on VW because the company had installed engine control software that adjusted engine operation in such a way that the engine produced fractionally less-than-advertised oxides of nitrogen while being “certified” on federal emissions certification testing equipment. In real-world driving, the government apparat would later j’ accuse! that these engines actually generated fractionally more oxides of nitrogen. Which was true. But the difference was so trivial that the tailpipe exhaust emissions testing equipment used by state-level apparat to test cars for cleanliness – or not – could not detect it. Because it is hard to detect the difference between a fraction of a percent more – or a fraction of a percent less.
In an event – and irrespective of how one feels about the rightness or wrongness of “cheating” on federal certification (or any other federal) tests – the fact is not one person was shown to have been . . . adversely affected by VW’s TDI diesel engines and (more to the point) not one person was threatened with societal excommunication or unemployment if they failed to buy a TDI diesel. Yet the government forced VW to recall every TDI-equipped model it had sold, offer to buy them back and forced VW to pay massive fines and publicly apologize for the “cheating” it had done.
Contrast this with the way the federal apparat has assisted in the pushing of the drugs it is well-aware were pushed on people on false pretenses and which have caused unprecedented harm. More harm, in fact, than the sum total of harm caused by every defective, falsely-advertised car ever made put together.
But never mind that.
These drugs “help protect.”
Which brings us to the other thing. The benumbed resignation of the population – to being in-your-face lied to and then told to continue to do what the liars told them to do on the basis of false advertising on the basis of new advertising. The “50 miles-per-gallon” V8 powered SUV may actually only get 16 miles-per-gallon, but you should still buy it anyway because it “helps protect” you from crashing because it has “safe and effective” windshield wipers.
There is some good news, though. It is that the “uptake” of these drugs that were falsely advertised is plummeting. The good (the very bad) Dr. Fauci bemoaned the fact the other day. Enormous batches of these drugs – whatever they are – are going stale and having to be tossed, though of course the drug pushers get paid, regardless.
But at least the scales are finally falling from the eyes of lots of people, who are aware they were hard-sold a bill of goods and aren’t going to buy it again.
No matter how much the government apparat insists it would “help protect” them.
Even as it still describes these drugs – whatever they are – as “vaccines.”
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