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Day 106 – Reason for Hysteria? COVID Cases & Numbers

So apparently there is a record number in reported COVID-19 cases as of yesterday (in one day – 40,000 total) … and also it appears that many, many people, possibly MILLIONS have already had the virus without even knowing it. Does this make it worse… or better? If we have already had that kind of exposure, without even KNOWING IT, does that mean that we are building herd immunity and that the rate of hospitalizations and deaths are even lower? No, probably not, I think it is time for more hysteria!

So, as of today, the 106th day since I have been writing in my online journal about this insanity, here are our numbers:

WORLD – 9,742,302 Cases/492,474 Deaths

USA – 2,505,196 Cases/126,798 Deaths

COLORADO – 31,463 Cases/1,669 Deaths

EAGLE COUNTY – 670 Cases/8 Deaths

GARFIELD COUNTY – 252 Cases/2 Deaths

PITKIN COUNTY – 91 Cases/2 Deaths

MESA COUNTY – 87 Cases/0 Deaths (this county does NOT have mask requirement, interesting…)

I want to emphasize that EVERY LIFE MATTERS and that JUST ONE PERSON DYING from this terrible terrible virus is TOO MANY. ONE IS TOO MANY – and it is horrifying how many people are dying.

And since every precious life matters, I think we should treat all death equally and just remember the following from 2019 (from the CDC):

  • Heart disease: 647,457
  • Cancer: 599,108
  • Accidents (unintentional injuries): 169,936
  • Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 160,201
  • Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 146,383
  • Alzheimer’s disease: 121,404
  • Diabetes: 83,564
  • Influenza and Pneumonia: 55,672
  • Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis: 50,633
  • Intentional self-harm (suicide): 47,173

This is how many people DIED LAST YEAR. EVERY PRECIOUS LIFE. Because COVID-19 has brought to light how important it is to pay attention to viruses and underlying conditions that affect your IMMUNE SYSTEM, let’s look at what is killing people every day (and has been for decades).

Heart disease LAST YEAR killed well over half a million people. Where is the outrage? Cancer LAST YEAR killed over half a million people. Where is the outrage? Oh, by the way, these underlying conditions make it EASIER for the virus to infect AND kill you… why aren’t our “leaders” talking about this? Don’t they want to “save us”? This would be a great place to START – a healthier society can combat ANY virus better.

I understand that this is a very scary virus – I personally am horrified about the way it may mutate and how it may affect people forever after they are infected. But, since it may be impossible to find an EFFECTIVE vaccine (trust me, they will be ready to shoot SOMETHING into you lickity-split), maybe our society should talk about HEALTH.

I know, alarm bells are going off in your head… what the f$@* do you mean HEALTH? Why don’t we focus on treated the DISEASE? Pills, prescriptions, therapies, vaccines – that’s how you create health, right?

NO.

No, health starts with immunity, and although no one in any leadership position that I can see will talk about it – I will. Others do and need platforms to reach people who want to learn about true, innate immunity – given to us by our Creator, Mother Nature, GAIA, Earth, etc.

So let’s get mad – look at how many people died last year and are dying this year because of EVERYTHING…. and let’s actually do something to FIX IT.

Deleting History Doesn’t Change It

The amount of rage erupting around the country is startling – all of that anger and hate have to be directed SOMEWHERE, right?

It is heat in the body – this uncomfortable and unsettling heat that is burning in so many people’s hearts. Part from a sick body, part from problems in the mind, part from detachment of meaning/spirits/God/Universe – whatever – a detachment from the greater, the infinite, peace, the Divine. Part from righteous anger and indignation, I know because I feel this too.

So concerning to me are the removal of historic statues. With people standing and screaming like it is some type of great victory to ‘throw out’ this physical structure. First, this does nothing other than make you feel good for destroying something (been there). Second – erasing the bad history that you don’t like is probably the worst thing you can do for your cause. Because without history, we don’t have a roadmap for where we have already been. We don’t have a beat on what already happened. When you ‘erase’ history, you merely lose sight, you don’t do ANYTHING to create a positive change for the future.

It is dangerous to forget and remove history. History teaches us about what we have done as people – good and BAD – and this is how we learn about what was tried and what failed, and that is so important to creating a better world. Even if you don’t like something that happened – that doesn’t mean you just get to “erase it” – it HAPPENED. OWN IT. CHANGE IT. REMEMBER IT. DON’T JUST PRETEND LIKE IT NEVER EVEN HAPPENED!

Forgetting where you came from, even if it sucks, is a bad idea in any circumstance, but especially in economic and political history – as these are the areas that rule your life.

Banning the Confederate flag, desecrating and destroying Confederate monuments – makes you feel good, right? Well, what happens in 40 years when a young person sees this flag and asks what it is and there is no information on it anymore? No lesson about what it stood for – no remembrance of what it meant to people? If we KNOW about history, we are able to explain it and work from it. If we DO NOT KNOW HISTORY we are more likely to repeat the mistakes of our past and not create as vibrantly because we repeat ourselves.

I mean, we think we are pretty f-ing smart, but to be honest, I think we are actually devolving. Not long ago people believed in their immune systems, ate nutrient-dense foods, and didn’t even know what a vaccine was. Now we are all sick from the very food we put in our bodies, we look for drugs to mask our pain, and certain people in high places plan for us to take an untested vaccine (HOW CAN YOU REALLY KNOW A VACCINE IS SAFE UNLESS YOU STUDY EFFECTS FOR SEVERAL YEARS?!?!?!) for a virus that evolves and changes and that we don’t even really understand yet.

Apologizing for Opinions and Truth in Journalism

You see it all over – people’s voices getting silenced. You see it again and again – a group of angry people ready to aim and fire whenever someone says anything that they don’t agree with and they decry it screaming for an apology.

When looking up the latest news on the Denver riots, I say this headline from the WestWord that IMMEDIATELY spurred my interest because it is one of the first times I have seen something with the words “VANDALISM” and one of the first times I saw a headline take a negative stance towards the vandalism and violence. It said “Denver Riots’ Worst Act of Vandalism So Far“.

I went to click on the link, as you may have tried to above… and guess what?!?! IT IS GONE!

Why? Well, I am guessing because it said “Riots'” and “Worst Act” and “Vandalism”. It has been nearly impossible for the media to admit that among the peaceful protestors who are definitely the majority, that there is this very dangerous angry minority that are doing extreme harm to the entire community, including people of color and people stuck in poverty. Why it is so hard to say that, I am not sure… why is this page gone? What is the truth? The truth is EVERYTHING – the peaceful, the rioting, the prayers, the vandalism – it is all true – there’s no opinion when you present the truth… what happened to journalism and just presenting actual information?!?!?! Why are people being silenced who present data and differing information?!?!?!?!

The New York Times apologized for an op-ed (AN OPINION) from Tom Cotton – that obviously people may disagree with – that is the WHOLE POINT OF OPINIONS – so I am not sure what the issue is. Can’t we be liberal enough to agree to disagree? Liberalism is letting people speak and having open debate. Liberalism is NOT shutting people up because you don’t like what they have to say.

Drew Brees apologized for disagreeing with taking a knee during the National Anthem. It’s just his opinion. You can hate him for it – but doesn’t he have a right to feel that way? I don’t demand an apology from everyone I disagree with… I just disagree with them, even if it pisses me off. I am happy and proud to have differing opinions, not constantly insulted and outraged to the point of wanting to shut others up.

But, as I am finding out… I am not normal… and wanting peaceful protesting, vigorous debating, and intelligent, calculated, productive rebelling – is not what most people really want.

Tank rebelling against gravity today at the park. I think he is actually a Dragon. 😉

Nice Job Blacking Out The Real Message – Keyboard Warriors

June 2nd continued to prove the sad reality we face – when it comes to real issues and people thinking that they are participating but actually hurting the message.

“Black Out Tuesday” was supposed to be a stand of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. So what did people do? They posted on their Instagram feed a black square.

I don’t want to be a jerk, but not only does this not do anything to show solidarity or actually show people’s pain, struggle, or work on some type of actual SOLUTION – but it also completely blacked out and drowned out any other messaging that you may be searching for. When you searched the hashtag #BLM or #blacklivesmatter – all you got was a bunch of empty, black screens. This shows NOTHING. Literally nothing.

It is easy to do. Look, I am doing it now. I am sitting here behind this screen bitching about something. I feel like I am participating. I feel like I am “acting” – but this is nothing but being a keyboard warrior. Screaming with text or a picture but actually DOING NOTHING.

What can we do? Surely more than this.

Day 78 – Kicked Off Facebook

Well, I have been put in an infinite loop of trying to use my Facebook account. I wonder why.

A couple years ago my YouTube Channel was pulled – nothing outrageously political on there, but we did have videos of our hemp fields. Craziness.
I am so frustrated – I don’t use Facebook for me personally very much, but we do have a page for our store. I had tried the last 2 weeks to purchase advertising for the fresh pastries and breads that we were bringing in, and it said that our account had been disabled for advertising.

And then I tried to submit the form to ask WHY our account was disabled and it would not let me press the submit button – here’s the video.

I have now been logged out of the Facebook application on my phone and on all my computers. When I try to log in, it says it is sending a 6-digit code to my phone however I NEVER GET ONE. I haven’t for 2 weeks. I am locked out in and infinite loop. No recourse. No one to call and complain to. Shut down.

No code is sent to my phone. I have tried repeatedly.

Locked out. Shut up. It is happening to people who don’t agree with Tech Giant platforms. I think it is because I have always been a staunch liberal advocate for the Constitution and Food and Medicine Freedom. This is how they shut you up and make it impossible to grow your company. This is tyranny. And I don’t know how to fix it. Yet.

Day 73 of the New COVID Reality – It’s Getting Ugly Out There

You can feel the anger seething off of most people. Masked like a faceless victim – ruled by fear – the new God for those who refuse to ask questions, refuse to take personal responsibility, refuse to have dialogue or respectful conversation.

That seething hatred – I feel it every time I go to a store. It used to be fun to shop. It used to be fun to look around at things – at the grocery store, the nursery, the lumber-yard. It used to be fun to be a part of a capitalist society – but not anymore.

You have to be masked – so you can’t breathe or smell anything. Olfactory input is actually pretty important to the human species, and society is effectively obeying our masters to stop exploring the world with part of our senses.

You have to stand 6 feet apart – but in many retail settings it is literally impossible to pass people or shop that way, creating a constant barrage of internal questions about where you should stand, how you should move, and how you should properly comply. I needed eggs, but there were people hovering there, and I didn’t want to make them uncomfortable, so I went and hovered somewhere else waiting, but then in the meantime missed my chance to grab a container before another masked and faceless human entity swarmed in so that I continued this incredible f-ed up dance of not doing what I wanted and needed to do to make other people who could care less about me feel comfortable. Sad.

It is miserable shopping for flowers when you feel compelled to hurry and get out of there because all of the senior citizens (not all, but MANY) are glaring at you – I feel like they hate young people and would rather us not be “out and about” so they can shop without the chance of having exposure to us potential asymptomatic carriers of disease. I wish they understood that I am the one ensuring their 401K and Social Security.

It is all very uncomfortable. Very miserable. And if it is a sign of what is to come, it is time to close up shop and look into doing something different. At my store we want to offer people a beautiful shopping experience – it is hard to experience beauty when you are afraid, when you are masked and gloved. And now, according the “the experts” the best thing to do is to treat EVERYONE like they are infected . Sounds like a recipe for a disastrous and violent shopping experience.

Tank ain’t worried about none of this. My saving grace.

Day 60 – Freedom of Speech Means No Restrictions – Removal of Plandemic (and more) from YouTube and Twitter

Freedom of Speech does not mean that people can tell you to shut up, even if they disagree with you. Even if what you say is “false”. Even if what you say is a “conspiracy theory”. Even if you are “wrong”. Even if you are “misinformed”. Even if you are “mean”. Even if you are “hurtful”. Freedom of speech means that your speech is FREE. And people, can decide if they want to listen or not. That is THEIR FREEDOM TO DECIDE.

The blatant removal of people’s voices – even if they are DEAD WRONG – is corrupt. Who gets to decide? Who decides what is right and wrong? It should not be government. It should not be media. Only individuals should have the ability and right to decide.

As soon as the government says that you can’t say what you think (even if it is false, even if it is a conspiracy theory, even if you are wrong, even if you are misinformed, even if you are mean) – you are no longer free and subject to having your will taken away from the equation. As soon as the media says that you can’t say what you think (even if it is false, even if it is a conspiracy theory, even if you are wrong, even if you are misinformed, even if you are mean) – you no longer have freedom of the press. And as soon as social media shuts down your voice and feed (even if it is false, even if it is a conspiracy theory, even if you are wrong, even if you are misinformed, even if you are mean) – you are dead to them, you have no voice and no outlet.

This from the New York Times: “YouTube and Facebook have removed the “Plandemic” scene, saying that it spread inaccurate information about Covid-19 that could be harmful to the public. But the video continues to circulate, as people post new copies. Twitter added an “unsafe” warning on at least one link featuring Dr. Mikovits on the social network, and blocked the hashtags #PlagueOfCorruption and #Plandemicmovie from trends and search.”

This is inexcusable – but of course there is no recourse for such. People have to be aware that this severe push-back on people’s right to explore opinions and facts, people’s right to be wrong, people’s right to think what they want to think and say what they want to say – EVEN IF IT MEANS THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN LIFE AND DEATH – that is what is granted to us in our Constitutional Republic. That is what makes (or made) our country different. As soon as people tell you that you cannot explore others’ opinions and fact, but have to listen ONLY to what they have to say – you are now being ruled by someone. You are no longer free.

Scary, but so happy to see people fighting back.

Who gets to decide what is seen or not seen? Could these people possibly have an opinion or agenda of their own? Hmmm……

Day 59 – Dr. Judy Mikovits Interview on Armstrong Economics

It is our constitutional right to not agree with everything that the government tells us.

It is our natural God-given right to choose what we do with our bodies.

It is our duty to stand up for discussion, truth, and freedom. It is our duty to seek the truth and listen to people and stand up for ALL VOICES – EVEN IF WE DISAGREE WITH THEM.

This interview with Dr. Judy Michowitz on Armstrong Economics seems pretty legit and is very interesting. Especially when it comes to her knowledge and research into coronaviruses and influenza/flu vaccines that may actually contribute to people getting sicker.

All I seek is the truth – and I don’t want to hurt or kill anybody while doing it. I think that the people ‘running the circus’ at the federal government and big pharma probably do not have these scruples. Not all of them – but enough to have created a real disaster.

I pray for justice and protection of those bearing light and speaking truth. I hope that you will be inspired to do the same. We are each other’s protection. I hope you will watch and share this and research for yourself.

Day 58 Coronavirus Contemplations

My brother tells me that the Earth is Satan’s playground. That is starting to make more sense to me now. I think I have been in utter denial most of my adult life – believing in good and in humanity and in “helping people”. It feels pretty dismal out there. Maybe I am just tired.

This about sums it up for my 2020 outlook.

Having a retail store, I get to really get a pulse on consumers and sentiment. I have opted out of a face mask because I think it is incredibly unhealthy to recirculate air that you have already breathed out – getting a continuous dose of humidity, bacteria, and CO2. If people are afraid of me – I think their masks are supposed to protect them… right? Isn’t that why they are wearing a mask? To be protected from the virus? If they are protected with their mask… then why do I need to wear one?

It’s just like vaccines. What problem do you have with me NOT getting a vaccine if you have one that is supposed to protect you from whatever I may have that you are vaccinated for? If you are protected, what does it matter what I do?

Or does it go much deeper than that. Like people getting their jollies in telling others, mandating what others, violently enforcing what others do. Liberalism used to stand for the individual. Progressives are supposed to stand against large corporate rulers (like pharmaceutical companies) and political corruption (like how the FDA and most government agencies are bought and paid for).

In the Roaring Fork Valley, we are known for our progressive and liberal politics… can we stand to have political discourse? Can we stand for individuals’ constitutional rights? Can we stand for CHOICE? Why can I choose to have an abortion but not choose to wear a mask or not? Doesn’t that seem hypocritical?

You can see the dissent and the tension… and I can feel the choices we have to make if we want to preserve any type of liberty and freedom in our movement and actions. With the impossibility of reaching “the masses” through social media streams that are SHUTTING UP people who are dissenting from the status quo, the only hope for us? Divine intervention is what I am thinking at this point.

Does this count as a face mask?

Day 54 of Coronavirus Hatred

This is how my morning started.

A man came into the store (before I had officially opened) – obviously fearful of me because he had a mask on and I did not.

He violently put an empty jar of product on the counter – ran back to the door and shouted “I need another one of THOSE” – pointing to the jar he had slammed on the counter.

I knew this was going to be unpleasant.

He asked if I did not believe in masks (I had not even had the chance to turn everything on at the store yet and was a little caught off guard) – and I said that they made me feel sick. Which they do. Because you are recycling dirty air and carbon dioxide which is incredibly unhealthy. He was visibly pissed from the peering eyes coming out over that mask that was so effectively working to muzzle his spewing.

I offered to go get a mask to make him feel more comfortable. He declined.

So, later that night, this is the lovely feedback I received:

Square ReceiptHello,
As I voiced my serious concern to you personally at check out to the fact that you being the owner of the store did not bother to wear a face mask, it
only occurred to me as I was already on my way that should have returned the item…..but I have definitely decided to get my product in the future elsewhere.
I believe you that mask may produce some discomfort or a headache as you mentioned but your store does not have the kind of frequency where you have to wear it continually simply have it at hand and wear it as a customer enters the door. I considered your comment a foul excuse and disrespect to your customer and fellow human being. Considering the seriousness of covid19 we all have an obligation to do our part – no question.

I had 2 beers in me when I got this and restrained from replying that night. The next day I refunded him, and replied:

“Dear Sir, So sorry for how upset you are. We have refunded you and think you will definitely find a better fit for your shopping experience other than our store. Best, The That’s Natural Team”

This was the first time in 3 years I have ever been treated like this in my space. So miserable. So unbelievably sad. I absolutely love and care about people and my customers. To have people make you feel this way is the worst. How much longer will this go on?

Sadly, I think for a long, long time.