The downside of being among a relatively rare breed of people who can fairly effectively connect dots and access, digest and synthesize quality information is that pretty much everyone you communicate with in the real world is 6 to 36 months behind you. In usual times this is frustrating, because the delay in people taking so long to get to a productive ‘truth’ causes society to lose out on so much potential. In Covidian times, however, this ‘truth lag’ has gone from being an irritation to an exasperating, horrifying nightmare.
The painful truth lag loop we’ve been stuck in with regards to Covid since January 2020 – intentionally exacerbated by the media, governments and corporations seeking increased profits and power – has caused massive, probably irreversible damage to society and many of the individuals within it.
By the time people realized that the early footage coming out of China was manufactured fear porn, it was too late. The hysteria had arrived on our shores and the media didn’t let up. By the time it had filtered through that the virus had a 99.97% survival rate, the phony death models had already scared people stiff and they had accepted the swift removal of their freedoms. By the time it had become clear that all lockdowns were good for was demoralizing people and destroying lives, the sanity of Sweden and Florida had already been demonized. By the time some of the fear fog had lifted and people realized that all Pfizer, Moderna, Gates and Pope Fauci wanted was lots of money, they had already been jabbed.
And of course now we have the un-debunking of the ‘lab leak theory’, not nearly as consequential in terms of its direct effects on our wellbeing, but a perfect example of the truth lag in action. What was once an idea that had you labelled as a crazy terrorist after the media’s inexplicable and evidence-free ‘debunking’ – despite the lab always being the most likely and obvious source to any thinking person – has now been made palatable by the likes of Jon Stewart doing a lame bit and the media stealth-editing of the year-old ‘debunk’ articles. Plenty long enough for anyone who would have otherwise been incriminated to cover their tracks.
No matter to what lengths we humans may go to obfuscate facts or delude our fellows, truth has a way of squeezing out through the cracks, eventually. But the danger is that at some point it may no longer matter. The danger is that damage is done before the truth is widely realized.Senator Robert C. Byrd, 2003
The WhatsApp screengrab at the top of this post shows how far my dad has come from being someone who a year earlier had snapped at people not ‘social distancing’ in parks and getting himself regularly ‘tested’. His transformation from that to someone who now sees with almost perfect clarity what is going on has been slow and steady but fascinating. He has, in the case of Covid, shown it is possible to accelerate past the truth lag. He now sees with his own pair of They Live glasses all the braindead laggards around him who, as he says, go around like “programmed zombies”. I have numerous friends and siblings who have gone through the exact same truth lag catch-up. One friend has gone from declaring “if you get Covid, you’re dead!” to fiercely rejecting the jab and convincing at least one other to do the same.
This has been heartening to me, and while I wouldn’t be arrogant enough to take any credit, I would like to believe that my sharing of quality information over WhatsApp had at least some impact as a disinfectant against the corporate media fear mongering streaming into their brains unchallenged. In each case, there is a new sharpness to these people who have realized not only that they were being maliciously lied to, but equally as importantly, why they were being lied to. The patchwork of blogs, writers, real journalists, sites and accounts that have made this possible, despite the best efforts of big tech censors in cahoots with corrupt governments and NGOs, must continue to be celebrated and cherished.
It was a lonely feeling realizing what Covid really was back in April 2020, and today it is not nearly so lonely. Of course, there is still much work to be done. The majority of people are still and will continue to be hopelessly truth lagged, and it appears that this funny-if-it-weren’t-so-effective ‘Delta variant’ narrative is the one currently possessing them. What’s most vitally important going forward is that enough of us are wise to the media’s games before their spin and lies get them and their corporate-government masters what they want. The pessimistic side of me worries that even those who have woken up to the Covid game will just as easily fall for the next campaign – be it climate lockdowns or whatever they go with, and we’ll have to just keep going through this interminable cycle. But next time at least we’ll have a real chunk of “remember last time?” credibility up our sleeves when sounding the alarm to family and friends. Hopefully that will be enough to make them think twice and pay attention sooner, before the damage is already done.