Hello, this is Darrell Castle with today’s Castle Report. Today1 is Friday May 8, 2020, the 75th anniversary of VE or Victory in Europe Day. VE Day is a national holiday in Great Britain as the British people pause for one day to celebrate the defeat of Nazi Germany. Today’s Report, however, will discuss the virus. That’s the invisible enemy against which the whole world makes war, not the visible enemy of WW ll. For the Castle family, this is day 49 or seven weeks of quarantine. Forty-nine days without any other human contact. The family daughter remains safe on a small island at the bottom of the world. She’ll have no flights available in or out of the island for who knows how long.
Coronavirus and lockdowns – what do you do about it?
Last week’s Castle Report,
provoked one of my faithful listeners to accuse me of hypocrisy in the comment section. So I might as well address his inquiry right now. His comment was partially in jest but also serious. He pointed out that I favor reopening the economy for others, but I remain in quarantine. What kind of ex-Marine, Constitution Party member is that he wonders? You tell us to do one thing but do another yourself.
An elderly lawyer must maintain clean hands
I recognize a certain degree of hypocrisy in my position. But as I pointed out to the gentleman both my wife and I are over 65. Plus, we have a law firm with many employees for whom we feel a certain responsibility. We therefore transferred the employees to work from home status until our local governing authority declares it acceptable to reopen. In addition, my daughter encourages me each night by video to stay in and stay safe. Finally, I suppose it’s like the Arab proverb, I trust God, but I still tether my camel each night.2
For those who would not survive coronavirus infection…
For emphasis I will quote a gentleman from the news site, The Rundown,
I favor opening. But since I have several risk factors in addition to advanced age, I will endeavor to be careful. Because I don’t think that I would survive if I’m infected with COVID-19. That said, I want my country and my community to survive. We should all be careful, but we should open and not kill the country.
That is not my situation, but it makes my point.
…and those facing personal bankruptcy
Another subscriber to the same site writes:
I am obeying the stay-at-home order, and I only go our for medication and food, so I’m doing as told. And if I am correct, the airlines plan to get federal money for their problems. But I have no idea where my stimulus check is. Personally, I am not going to rebound from this situation easily, and I’m probably not the only one.
No, my friend you are indeed in good company. The economic cost of the lockdown will be devastating for many and perhaps permanent both economically and medically.
Coronavirus causing large-scale bankruptcies: rental cars…
U.S. private payrolls dropped 20.2 million in April, the most extreme drop since the great depression. I have little doubt that many companies and industries will be permanently destroyed or at least permanently affected. Last Tuesday Hertz Corporation announced that it has hired a company to help it plan for a chapter 11 filing. That is the proper tactic for a company that depends on travel when there is no travel for months and perhaps a year. What is it to do with billions of debt and no revenue, except seek protection in chapter 11? How many cars does Hertz operate each day? How many cars does it buy each year? What happens to the car and truck industry if all that activity suddenly stops permanently?
Many industries already in trouble are seeing the lockdown push them over the edge. Retail has suffered, and is suffering, devastation, perhaps permanent. Retail giant J Crew just announced its liquidation bankruptcy filing. Likewise high-end Neiman Marcus has just filed for chapter 11 protection and reorganization. According to the trade publications that I read each day, many companies are avoiding chapter 11 because they do not have the financial ability to reorganize. If they were to seek chapter 11 protection they could not escape and would end in chapter 7 liquidation. So they struggle on.
How is the federal government going to bail out the retail industry? The answer is that it can’t. Because people may never go back to the malls to spend on credit and accumulate unpayable debt. This whole consumption based, credit backed, house of cards upon which this society rests could now crumble.
Coronavirus devastating airlines and airports
There are many other industries whose troubles are in danger of going permanent. Look at the airlines and the entire travel industry. Overseas travel is now practically nonexistent. That means reduction in:
- Demand for pilots and crew members,
- Airport staff,
- Rental cars and their staffs,
- Merchandise and
- Food sales
at airports all over the world.
And none of it might be necessary!
If the information provided recently by several doctors turns out to be true, then all this economic devastation not to mention the enormous human cost will have been unnecessary. That would be a charitable word to describe what one could call an accusation of manslaughter for profit. I’ve been following the work of Doctor Dan Erickson, an emergency medicine doctor and researcher from California. I also follow Dr. Judy Mikovits, a scientist formerly with the National Cancer Institute. I strongly advise everyone to investigate their work if Google/You Tube will allow it.3
Dan Erickson’s thesis: coronavirus not as serious as authorities present it
Dr. Erickson owns a few ER Urgent Care Clinics in California especially in the county where Bakersfield is located. When asked by local media for his results he invited them to a press conference. The station recorded it and put it out on YouTube. He gave statistics and results from his roughly 6000 COVID-19 tests as well as his conclusions. You tube quickly took down his video because you tube only allows the official narrative to be seen but 12 million around the world saw it before they could take it down.4
The Swedish experience
What is wrong with allowing Dr. Erickson to express his opinion about whether the lockdown was a mistake or not? I saw his original video and then I saw an interview done by Sebastian Gorka for his podcast. That interview also went down within 24 hours. But Mr. Gorka says he will keep trying to get the information out. During the interview Dr, Erickson compared the mortality numbers for:
- Sweden, a country without lockdown, and
- Great Britain, a country completely locked down.
Sweden has a death rate of 245 per one million population and Great Britain has a death rate of 360 per one million population.5
Pressure on doctors to over-report coronavirus mortality
He also mentioned that many doctors from around the country have told him that they have come under pressure to list COVID-19 as a cause of death. Why would the system, the hospital, pressure a doctor to list a cause of death other than:
- What he thinks it is, or
- When he doesn’t know what it is?
For one thing they receive from the federal government:
- $13 thousand for a hospitalized COVID-19 patient, and
- $37 thousand for one on a ventilator, even if ventilated patients fail to survive 88% of the time.
Where have all the reporters gone?
Why should we, the American people, lose the privilege of hearing the evidence and research conclusions of these doctors? Many reasons, I suppose. But one of the main reasons is that we do not have reporters anymore, not many anyway. Instead of reporters we have commentators. Instead of researching and reporting on the truth as they are able to discover it, they simply spout out the accepted and official narrative. They are, by their own admission and by their voting patterns, always biased. So, they no longer investigate and report the news. We get the propaganda of their agenda since their agenda has driven them since at least journalism school. Unless they adhere to that agenda faithfully, they will not be hired, and they will not stay hired.
Deliberate suppression of the truth about coronavirus and much else
There seems to be a concerted effort among the tech giants such as Google/You Tube, Facebook, and Twitter to suppress any search for the truth.6 They resist any information except the official narrative as it reflects their own political agenda. This behavior almost makes them an arm of the government. Since they are not government agencies, but private corporations they are free to suppress any search for the truth. This although they control at least 90% of available search information.
Judy Mikovits has a different coronavirus story to tell
Dr. Judy Mikovits whom I mentioned last week, and her book, Plague of Corruption, is a whole different subject. Dr. Mikovits is not an MD but is instead a scientist. She has spent at least 20 years with the National Cancer Institute. In the forward to her book, Robert Kennedy Jr. referred to her as one of the most accomplished scientists of this generation. Instead of being rewarded for her relentless pursuit of the truth she has been:
- Fired by the National Cancer Institute,
- Arrested and jailed without a warrant or even charges,
- Driven into bankruptcy, and
- Deprived of her life’s work.
Eventually the Institute accused her of stealing its intellectual property. I don’t know for sure, but I assume that was the paper she wrote concerning her AIDS research.7
A tale of coronavirus corruption
Her complaints and accusations deserve investigation, not silencing. Why do the controllers of all information fear this woman so much? Why will they not allow her to speak her mind publicly so that her accusations can receive investigation? The accusations she makes concern the future of all humanity. So it is rather important that she at least get a hearing. She has accused Drs. Anthony S. Fauci and Deborah Birx, the two doctors you see each day in the president’s news conferences, of involvement in decades of corruption which has resulted in the deaths of millions of people and will continue to do so unless someone in authority stops it.
Anthony Fauci, patent troll: first AIDS, now coronavirus
The essence of what she alleges is that she isolated and discovered the AIDS virus in about 1981. But Dr. Fauci:
- Would not let her publish her findings, and
- Intentionally delayed release of the information until 1984 so that he could obtain the patent on the treatment.
Millions of people across Africa died needlessly in those 2 or 3 years. Her accusation is essentially that Dr. Fauci committed manslaughter on a mass, worldwide scale for money. And he is continuing the same conduct with COVID-19. Rather than bring a lawsuit against her for defamation so the truth could come out, the tactic seems to be to resist her ability to speak publicly. When Google/You Tube takes down her videos, the message just says this video violates community standards.8
Why does the law allow it?
If someone, especially someone of prominence, accused you of what amounts to allowing millions of people to die so that you could profit, wouldn’t you at least try to do something about it? If you can still find it watch Dr. Mikovits video and judge what she says for yourself. The problem seems to be that the law now allows government researchers, working with taxpayer money, to patent their discoveries. Result: hundreds of millions are available if their prescribed treatments are accepted and others are suppressed. The same thing is happening with COVID-19. The medical establishment is suppressing all treatments until a patented vaccine is available.
A serious charge rates a serious investigation
The accusations Dr. Mikovits makes target a man who has directed the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for 36 years and through five presidential administrations. What he is tasked with doing, and the responsibility he has been given affects all of humanity. Therefore Dr. Mikovits deserves a hearing, and her accusations deserve investigation. Isn’t there at least a serious conflict of interest when a person will make hundreds of millions of dollars from a vaccine or treatment and by a strange coincidence that is the only effective one?
Free Judy Markovits – and the rest of us from coronavirus lockdowns
Finally, folks, the system says that her accusations are not true and that she is “discredited.” That is an easy term to use when you control virtually all information. I don’t know if what Dr. Mikovits says is true or not. I am not scientifically or medically trained. But I find her videos and especially her book believable. If they are correct it would explain why humanity is suddenly so sick. Furthermore it would mean that all that we are going through is unnecessary. Free speech is so important that without it we are not and cannot be free people. So I submit that we should at least hear her.
At least that’s the way I see it.
Until next time folks,
This is Darrell Castle.
1 This originally aired on 8 May. The author submitted this transcript four days later.
2 In contrast, Tesla has reopened its factory in Fremont, Calif.
Before then, Tesla sued Alameda County over their bait-and-switch and we-won’t-talk-to-you attitude. Here is CNAV’s take on that.
3 They will not. But BitChute will.
See also this list of all places where one may now, and may no longer, watch this video.
4 And you can watch it here, again courtesy of BitChute.
See also this search result listing every video featuring or mentioning Dan Erickson, M.D.
5 Tony Heller compares and contrasts Sweden and Spain on one hand, and Australia and New Zealand on the other.
6 The following outlets stand against this policy, and indeed owe their very founding to a protest against it:
7 Which is unprecedented and utterly inappropriate. No institution where any investigator writes a paper, ever reserves the right to withhold said paper from sharing or publication. The scientific community operates under an unwritten license that, nevertheless, author, institution, and publisher alike understand. The nearest lay equivalent is the Creative Commons License, for attribution and share-alike. To charge Dr. Mikovits with copyright violation is an offense against every notion of free scientific communication.
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