July 16th, 2021

Study finds Queen Kate a "bad messenger" for vaccine.


Well, Governor Kate Brown is indeed a bad messenger, but that's not the main thing. The whole premise of this survey is "If only we could find the right 'messenger' to tell you to do the thing we want you to do, then we could get you to do the thing."

That doesn't account for the fact that at the end of the day, many of us ultimately make that decision based on how we assess the risks and benefits, irrespective of who the 'messenger' is.

If you wanted to get my trust on this issue, you would have to undo the actions of every major health organization, and all of the social media censorship on the issue, for the past 18 months.

Psaki wants blanket blacklist for "misinformation".


The World Wide Web has been with us since 1993, social media for almost that long. Before Facebook and Twitter, there was Blogspot and, well, LiveJournal.

In that time, people have died from disease, accidents, violence, suicide, and all sorts of causes. All sorts of information and advice - true and false, trustworthy and questionable - has been posted to web pages around the world. If you were a web user, you understood that it was your job to sort out fact from falsehood for yourself. That was the whole idea of having access to the internet.

So now, all of a sudden, "misinformation" on the internet is a problem? And the technocrats who formerly contented themselves to make the connections and facilitate the communication, have now taken it upon themselves to be the arbiters of truth? And we're supposed to trust them?

Yeah, that's gonna be a no from me.