Opinion by Kent Heckenlively, JD
Is the willingness to challenge authority in the genes?
I tend to believe it is. Family legend holds that my ancestor is the central figure behind the Reformation, Martin Luther, who successfully challenged the more than a thousand years of control by the Catholic Church. Supposedly that information is contained in the records of the Mormon Church. So, does that mean that since the 1500s my family have all been good Lutherans?
What I can confirm is that there are several generations of ministers and reverends in my family, with the final member belonging to an obscure branch of Lutheranism called the New Pietist movement in the late 1800s. So you see, while each generation was strongly religious, they kept switching denominations. They weren’t satisfied with the previous generation’s answers.
Maybe the restlessness is in the blood…
Now, more than five hundred years after my supposed ancestor nailed his 95 questions to the Catholic Church on the door of Wittenberg Castle Church on October 31, 1517, I may be doing something just as revolutionary with the upcoming publication of my new book with Dr. Judy Mikovits, PLAGUE OF CORRUPTION, on April 14, 2020.
By publishing the Bible in the language of the common people, Luther took religion out of the hands of the corrupt priests and let the people draw their own conclusions about the Word of God. In PLAGUE OF CORRUPTION I’m taking science out of the hands of the scientists and explaining what they’ve REALLY been doing in their labs.
In the book I am telling a counter-narrative, that people like Dr. Tony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Dr. Francis Collins, head of the National Institutes of Health, are the witting or unwitting ringmasters of this horrible debacle known as to Corona Virus pandemic.
Let me briefly state the main argument of my book…
…and you’ll quickly understand why I’m likely to be just as controversial as my ancestor. I believe we are DRIVING the evolution of viruses by our experiments in labs where we are mixing animal and human DNA to create less pathogenic strains of viruses.
And if that bad idea wasn’t enough, we’re taking our stupidity to an entirely new level by engaging in “gain of function” research in which we intentionally modify such pathogens.
The injection of this animal and human tissue into people through vaccines has caused many of our “mysterious” diseases such as autism, chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), Alzheimer’s Disease, and is also likely responsible for the explosion of cancer in our society, not to mention the unexplained sudden of death of babies known as SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome).
That’s how much we are screwing things up by simply mixing animal and human tissues in our labs.
Now, just imagine how bad it is when our scientists find they have the power to intentionally change the genetic make-up of these organisms.
We are currently witnessing the greatest destruction of the world’s modern economy because of the stupid things scientists have been doing in their labs. Are we really to believe that this “bat” virus from Horseshoe Bats suddenly appeared in Wuhan, China, even though the nearest population of these bats was more than five hundred miles away?
Or did it come from the Bio-Weapons Lab located in Wuhan…
…that just happened to be experimenting on Horseshoe Bats because their high metabolism served as an efficient check on the many Corona viruses they naturally harbor?
I did not come to this conclusion lightly, and I don’t expect you to, either.
I think many people will be asking these questions and it will mark the end of the reign of science as a religion which people do not question.
I want to sketch out a vision of how I think this epidemic will change us, and allow voices like mine to be heard, and not silenced. I look into our deep past to give us hope for the future.
If we go back twelve thousand years, pretty much all of humanity lived in small tribes of sixty to a hundred people. That meant everybody knew each other, habits and quirks, and they figured out a way to live together.
I think for evolutionary reasons, most humans have an innate bias towards following the authority figure.
Let’s just call our typical leader, Thaag, and imagine him as tall, muscular, and brave, just the type of figure who inspires devotion. Our ability to join together in a common purpose gives us an immense advantage over everything in our environment which wants to kill us. Let’s simply say that 80-90% of the people will instinctively follow Thaag.
But for similar evolutionary reasons you also need a counter to Thaag.
Let’s call this individual, Lothar. Lothar is NOT a natural leader, but seems to consider things from a different perspective, and often has an opinion which is at odds with Thaag. Lothar considers himself just as much a member of the tribe, and everybody knows he’s just as good as any other man on the hunt, and he’s come to develop his own base of people in the tribe who value his opinion.
Let me be clear about this: Neither Thaag or Lothar know the absolute truth and both are pursuing actions they believe to be best for the survival of the tribe.
Imagine Thaag and Lothar are part of a hunting party of maybe ten to fifteen men, it’s the end of summer, and they spot a lone saber tooth which appears to be significantly underweight.
Thaag says, “Let’s go kill that old saber-tooth and people won’t need to be afraid of it attacking them. Since it’s old, it will probably want to hunt people. It’s near the end of summer and it looks so skinny it’s not catching any prey. It’s going to start attacking people soon.”
Lothar also looks at the saber-tooth in the distance, but comes to another conclusion. “I think it might be a mother saber-tooth and she’s skinny because she’s been feeding her cubs that are concealed somewhere in the tall grass.”
Several outcomes are possible. The saber-tooth could be old, and killing it is a legitimate risk to take to protect the tribe. Or it could be a mother, and since protecting the young is the most powerful instinct of any animal, an attack by the hunting party is likely to be a terrible mistake. In that scenario, they could easily lose a third of the hunting party.
In the best tribes, Thaag and Lothar work together, and we see this dynamic in many of our myths. King Arthur had his Merlin. We can expect in our typical tribal scenario that Thaag and Lothar grew up together, facing many of the same challenges, and they have a respect for each other’s gifts. So do the other members of the tribe.
However, as we settled into town, cities, and nations, many of the Thaags thought the best approach was to get rid of the Lothars.
You can do that when the groupings of people are in the thousands, millions, or billions. Because not enough people know the Lothars personally, and are susceptible to believing the lies that might be told about them.
However, this virus pandemic (real or imagined) is forcing us to see ourselves a more like that tribe of sixty to a hundred individuals. Everybody is valuable. Make no mistake about it. There are things out there that want to kill us.
Thaags and Lothars need to work together.
Opinion by Kent Heckenlively, JD