Today is an unusual departure for me in the News and Views, as I received an article from V.T. from The Critic, detailing an unusual history of masks... and I intend to read most of the article, as recently we had a local mayoral election of a RINO mayor (for those of you overseas, RINO is "Republican In Name Only" - think John McCain), who gave us a city-wide mask mandate. Within two days after his re-election, our county "health Tsar" is talking about county-wide and statewide mandates... and of course, there is no mention of any opposing viewpoint from either the mayoral Tsar or the health Tsar, or the compliant local media. Here's the article, which I urge you to read:

Face masks make you stupid Why face masks are a form of dehumanisation

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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. FiatLux on August 28, 2020 at 11:52 pm

    In addition to the list of references Dr. Farrell posted below, see the list of studies, reports, etc., in Dr. Sherri Tenpenny’s “Conclusion Regarding Masks: They Do Not Work”:

  2. zendogbreath on August 28, 2020 at 2:55 pm

    I found Tim Noakes through Greg Glassman. Genius South African doctor who breaks down official narratives repeatedly. Today Tim got me to this link:
    which got me to this link

  3. Connedincalifornia on August 28, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    Yesterday while driving, as I approached an intersection, I saw a masked pedestrian near to stepping off the curb to cross. I continued through the intersection with no consideration for the poor guy. This is unlike me. As I noticed my atypical response the first thing that occurred to me was, Gees, if that person wasn’t wearing a mask I would have stopped. My ‘care about folks/make their life easier’ mechanism was nowhere to be seen.’ I will have to watch this. The dehumanization was operational at a very deep level.
    My two cents? Make a conscious effort to 1) not generalize about mask-wearers, and 2) actively strive to counter dehumanizing effect within ourselves.

    • zendogbreath on August 28, 2020 at 1:46 pm

      Now you better understand the zombie themed tv and movies in our ever prevalent predictive programming. Much harder to protect oneself from entities intent on our destruction when we are unsure whether or not they have been bitten by a zombie or not.

  4. zendogbreath on August 28, 2020 at 11:48 am


    Related: from the land of tired of reinventing wheels – can I get some help making a list of theories that proved true regarding all forms of corruption – we can classify it later into various industries. Am going after pharma for now and all chem industries tracing back to at least the start with Rockefeller. Might you be willing Doc to start another topic for posts?

    Here’s my start to the list

    polypropylene mesh implants
    asbestos baby powder
    pcb’s everywhere
    flouride drinking water
    mercury dental fillings
    pharma legal immunity

    • Sandygirl on August 29, 2020 at 5:48 pm

      Weapons of mass destruction – all of the above

  5. FiatLux on August 28, 2020 at 3:23 am

    BRAVO, BRAVO, BRAVO!!! To Dr. Farrell, V.T., and Patrick Fagan! The best summary I’ve heard of everything that’s been bugging me about masks since I realized this Covid scare was about social engineering, not public health. I suspect the psychological and social damage of mask mandates will be much worse than the health risks posed by masks.

    These mask mandates are an intentional breaking of the will of the target population. Like “social distancing,” they are also about keeping people anxious, apart, and suspicious of one another so that they don’t socialize, converse, comfort each other, relax together, worship together, make love(!), or go to sports events, nightclubs, etc., to blow off steam. All of which humans would otherwise naturally do; thus the mask are intentionally dehumanizing. They are an attempt to strip people of their individual identity. We’re all just a faceless mass, “all in this together,” donning our masks for the good of the community–i.e., the collective (sounding communist yet?). I also shudder to think of the destructive impact masks will have on the psychological and social development of children who are muzzled all day at school–which is perhaps the most sadistic part of it all.

    The only reason I put a mask on now is to keep other people in the building where I live from freaking out as I walk by. And now, the cops in my city are fining people hundreds of dollars when they see them outdoors without a mask. I’ve been considering moving for a couple years now, but these mask mandates are the last straw. I’ll be moving as soon as I’m able. Finding the right place to go is increasingly difficult. I don’t think I could do South Dakota, but I believe it’s one of the few states that have so far remained relatively sane. [End of rant]

  6. anakephalaiosis on August 28, 2020 at 2:34 am


    Zygons need a mask to blend in,
    and disguise their red chin,
    since a sucking mole
    has a face hole,
    like an octopus tentacle thing.

  7. Richard on August 28, 2020 at 2:02 am

    Masks, masks, and more masks. There are soooh many anecdotal discussions about masks and what they mean to what they don’t do yet the science is nearly always missing from the stories told about presumed, or lack of, effectiveness, feelings, and the (let’s not forget) politicization behind mandates.

    The “novel coronavirus” is just that, a new microbe with as yet to be determined modus operandi (MO). Although, there are indicators of some progress being made in understanding it based on past experiences with pathogenic microbes, there’s seemingly much still missing to be comfortable with when anyone with an immune compromised or with co-morbidity states of health are considered. The objective for most health practitioners (one would presume) is to Do No Harm. One thing is for sure, just by the no-touchy attitudes of many involved experts is that there are increasing levels of liability percolating up from the get-go in Wuhan and associated academia. Those experts waffle their caveats like hot potatoes.

    One has used masks of different types on numerous occasions over the last few decades. In most of those situations it was to keep what was outside of the eyes, nose, and mouth from getting into them or contacting them. Surgical masks were the exception and worn to reduce inadvertent outward spittle flow during minor surgical procedures from getting onto the patient’s wounds or when aseptic technique was essential for the treated patient. Chemical warfare filter containing masks were to keep chemicals, aerosols, and microbes out and away from that “T” area (eyes (lacrimal glands), nose, throat) as some have called it.

    Those familiar with experimenting with laser-light and shadow when examining coughing, sneezing, and exhalation from a subject can easily see the difference wearing different types of masks makes on high speed film. Another experiment using Schlieren Imaging or Photography, used for demonstrating movement of two differing transparent medium (usually water and air) as they mix or collide one can also see what is moved, what is carried, and the directions each different medium takes and eddies made.

    Where there seems to be problems is when is there going to be sufficient personal protective equipment, i.e., masks, in the quantities they should be available. (who’s liable there) This noise to wear a mask, don’t where a mask, then wear a mask is humbug. Depending on what it is the mask is to be used for they should be babbling about micron size, filtration effectiveness, and which direction should the main defense of blocking spittle flows be. True, most masks are a two-way air flow dynamic unless self-contained breathing apparatus(es) (SCBA) protective gear firefighters use or for underwater self-contained underwater breathing apparatus(es) (SCUBA) if a diver where they’re one way – outbound with their own oxygen supply. You could go one measure further for those HAZMAT Level A suits used in a Biosafety Level 4 (BSL-4) or sometimes called a Pathogen Protection Level 4 Lab (P4 Biosafety Lab) or something similar. They’re self-contained positive pressurized to keep most things airborne out and in the lab the air flow directed toward filtration units.

    In the last analysis, the lower the inoculant load or air containing spittle with pathogenic microbes on it there is, the better all around. The body has a better chance at fighting the microbe or becoming immune to it than when the viral load is overwhelming the body through those openings and later epithelial cells. Most people have already been exposed to corona viruses but probably at a low enough exposure rate to mount a defense against the bugs.

    Masks also work great working in an auto mobile maintenance shop from pulverized asbestos brake pad dust, in the attic where fiberglass particles are no friend to the lungs, either, as well as in the yard with the dirt, dusts, molds, and pollen that wreak havoc on the lungs and make one hack for days if too much inhaled. Worn them for years with great success and results keeping all manner of particulates out from the airways.

    N95 are good for reducing large spittle flow down to 0.3 microns but the viral bug is smaller which means the spittle clumps containing the virus larger than 0.1-0.2 microns will likely be stopped leaving a smaller inoculant dose to deal with. One could careless about any make nice pick out furniture talk about feelings or psycho babble on a white paper. Good grief! That’s not to say that there are safe liabilities in this “scamplandemic.” There ain’t! The final tally isn’t in, either, much less the multitude of variables yet to be assessed. As for masks, . . they have limits from both angles of the arguments made so far.

    • zendogbreath on August 28, 2020 at 1:41 pm

      Richard, I want to read your views on Russell Blaylock and Jon Rappoport. Blaylock has a body of work and knowledge worthy in itself that blows the vast majority of official narratives out of the water. His experience with infections he recieved and recovered from into his brain from surgeries performed on his patients with new procedures give him an awesome perspective.

      Rappoport has an amazing body of work and of knowledge. CAF put up a few hours of interviews with him. His archive on cv1984 is another good place to start.

      Spent the last few hours I had online arguing (sometimes quite comfortably) with rabid supporters of the cv1984 bureaucracy narrative over at Colleen Huber’s twitter account. She published or republished
      and is so far weathering the tweetstorm. Most are arguing that the accuracy of the test is unarguable and that anyone questioning that narrative is necessarily ignorant as proven by their willingness to question the narrative.

      • Richard on August 29, 2020 at 5:17 am

        Such are the frustrations one gets when dealing with those folks imposing on themselves a self-reinforced delusion that their own ignorance is justified so long as it is not contested. One’s own is awkward enough and time consuming.

        The articles were interesting and informative. Thanks. Jon tends to make lite of an otherwise bad interpretation others make is haste of reporting. Rightly so. The other business from that WHO thing deserves a little sodium chloride other the left shoulder every now and then. A full circle of it around the prospective protected individual probably isn’t warranted.

        One still hasn’t seen or heard much in references about those 15,000 year old Tibetan microbes dug out of an ancient Tibetan glacier in 1992 and 2015 by American and Chinese investigators (some 28 out of 33); or what Furin, also known as Paired basic Amino acid Cleaving Enzyme (PACE) could do to enhance or alter (tweak, as in gain of function experimentation) this viral microbe, or how is it that there seems to be three microbial like keys has SARS-CoV-2 that voraciously infects the susceptible human host leading to those cytokine storms and clotting mayhem that eventually separates the spiritual forms from the corporeal forms in the name of SARS-CoV-2 or CoVid 19 the latest slur. Some of the narratives that are driven seem as parts and piece meal opportunists insist on while looking for an opportunity to steal data or disrupt data more credible than their own.

        One does not have Twitter or Facebook; wouldn’t know where to get the time from to exercise the thumbs on them, much less the tolerance for their hacked platforms. They’re bad news without precautions.

  8. goshawks on August 28, 2020 at 1:03 am

    I have identified three (at least ) ‘avenues’ that the masks are used for:
    (1) Control. “We’re giving the orders; you’re receiving the orders.” Repeat that enough times, and you have a docile population. (And the reverse, actually: You can identify the non-dociles easily, for ‘dealing with’.)
    (2) Cover. Masks allow for non-identification. If one were doing something not appreciated by the general public, mandatory masking would be a god-send.
    (3) Coarsening. When we meet another person, we instinctively ‘read’ all the non-verbal cues exhibited by them. This is built-in by Nature, and is frequently the reason we are ill-at-ease when verbal and non-verbal do not match up in a person. Facial cues are especially non-verbally read and interpreted. Eliminate half the face from this ‘analysis’, and psychopaths & sociopaths will have a field day.

    In short, I believe that any possible gains from mask use will be far outmatched by the harm done to society…

    • goshawks on August 28, 2020 at 1:40 am

      From the cited article:
      “In consumer psychology, there is even a technique called ‘disrupt-then-reframe’: bamboozle people first and they’ll be more likely to buy what you’re selling (Davis & Knowles, 1999).”
      Anyone remember Naomi Klein’s The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism?

    • FiatLux on August 28, 2020 at 3:40 am

      I probably repeated some of the points you already made . . . I wonder, though, about the non-identification issue and policing: I’m thinking it must be possible to do biometric identification of masked individuals, or else they wouldn’t permit masks in China. So is the U.S. using biometric ID tech in its major cities yet? And if so, how come it’s not identifying all the law breakers that show up at these fiery, “mostly peaceful” riots?

      • goshawks on August 28, 2020 at 4:03 am

        My thought is that most police departments don’t have the budget for ubiquitous cameras and expensive software; alphabet agencies (or Chinese equivalents) do. So, those agencies do have the law breakers identified…

        Then, it comes down to policy dictates: Does ‘pressure’ spiral-down from higher-up on the pyramid to crack-down on those perps or to let them skate? I am wary of Problem->Reaction->Solution timing…

        • zendogbreath on August 28, 2020 at 12:49 pm

          Not sure there. Surprised to find out in a Twitter conversation last night that Jake Blake’s cops were not badge cam equipped.

      • zendogbreath on August 28, 2020 at 12:48 pm

        Have read articles in last few months outlining how facial recognition is far beyond concerns over masks. It’s been proven out repeatedly in many jurisdictions – including in Amerika.

    • Robert Barricklow on August 28, 2020 at 12:18 pm

      Loved your #3!
      Well put.

  9. Laura on August 27, 2020 at 11:33 pm

    well that was fascinating. not only do masks have a negative impact on cognition, by covering part of your face, there is an increased risk of non-verbal miscommunication.

    • Laura on August 27, 2020 at 11:55 pm

      sometimes when I am wearing a mask while standing in line at a commercial establishment I have noticed it is more difficult to achieve eye contact

      • Robert Barricklow on August 28, 2020 at 12:15 pm

        Smiling faces have been banned
        by State government decrees;
        until further notice.

  10. Joseph P. Farrell on August 27, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    For the “commenter” on the live feed chat who was snarkily asking about masks and surgeries, I urge you to consider the following:

    Very interesting research: [Arthur Firstenberg is the author of *The Invisible Rainbow*].

    Arthur Firstenberg on facial masks:
    “As a person who went to medical school, I was shocked when I read Neil Orr’s study, published in 1981 in the Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

    Dr. Orr was a surgeon in the Severalls Surgical Unit in Colchester. And for six months, from March through August 1980, the surgeons and staff in that unit decided to see what would happen if they did not wear masks during surgeries.

    They wore no masks for six months, and compared the rate of surgical wound infections from March through August 1980 with the rate of wound infections from March through August of the previous four years.

    And they discovered, to their amazement, that when nobody wore masks during surgeries, the rate of wound infections was less than half what it was when everyone wore masks.

    Their conclusion: ‘It would appear that minimum contamination can best be achieved by not wearing a mask at all’ and that wearing a mask during surgery ‘is a standard procedure that could be abandoned.’

    I was so amazed that I scoured the medical literature, sure that this was a fluke and that newer studies must show the utility of masks in preventing the spread of disease.

    But to my surprise the medical literature for the past forty-five years has been consistent: masks are useless in preventing the spread of disease and, if anything, are unsanitary objects that themselves spread bacteria and viruses.

    • Ritter et al., in 1975, found that ‘the wearing of a surgical face mask had no effect upon the overall operating room environmental contamination.’

    • Ha’eri and Wiley, in 1980, applied human albumin microspheres to the interior of surgical masks in 20 operations. At the end of each operation, wound washings were examined under the microscope. ‘Particle contamination of the wound was demonstrated in all experiments.’

    • Laslett and Sabin, in 1989, found that caps and masks were not necessary during cardiac catheterization. ‘No infections were found in any patient, regardless of whether a cap or mask was used,’ they wrote. Sjøl and Kelbaek came to the same conclusion in 2002.

    • In Tunevall’s 1991 study, a general surgical team wore no masks in half of their surgeries for two years. After 1,537 operations performed with masks, the wound infection rate was 4.7%, while after 1,551 operations performed without masks, the wound infection rate was only 3.5%.

    • A review by Skinner and Sutton in 2001 concluded that ‘The evidence for discontinuing the use of surgical face masks would appear to be stronger than the evidence available to support their continued use.’

    • Lahme et al., in 2001, wrote that ‘surgical face masks worn by patients during regional anaesthesia, did not reduce the concentration of airborne bacteria over the operation field in our study. Thus they are dispensable.’

    • Figueiredo et al., in 2001, reported that in five years of doing peritoneal dialysis without masks, rates of peritonitis in their unit were no different than rates in hospitals where masks were worn.

    • Bahli did a systematic literature review in 2009 and found that ‘no significant difference in the incidence of postoperative wound infection was observed between masks groups and groups operated with no masks.’

    • Surgeons at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, recognizing the lack of evidence supporting the use of masks, ceased requiring them in 2010 for anesthesiologists and other non-scrubbed personnel in the operating room. ‘Our decision to no longer require routine surgical masks for personnel not scrubbed for surgery is a departure from common practice. But the evidence to support this practice does not exist,’ wrote Dr. Eva Sellden.

    • Webster et al., in 2010, reported on obstetric, gynecological, general, orthopaedic, breast and urological surgeries performed on 827 patients. All non-scrubbed staff wore masks in half the surgeries, and none of the non-scrubbed staff wore masks in half the surgeries. Surgical site infections occurred in 11.5% of the Mask group, and in only 9.0% of the No Mask group.

    • Lipp and Edwards reviewed the surgical literature in 2014 and found ‘no statistically significant difference in infection rates between the masked and unmasked group in any of the trials.’ Vincent and Edwards updated this review in 2016 and the conclusion was the same.

    • Carøe, in a 2014 review based on four studies and 6,006 patients, wrote that ‘none of the four studies found a difference in the number of post-operative infections whether you used a surgical mask or not.’

    • Salassa and Swiontkowski, in 2014, investigated the necessity of scrubs, masks and head coverings in the operating room and concluded that ‘there is no evidence that these measures reduce the prevalence of surgical site infection.’

    • Da Zhou et al., reviewing the literature in 2015, concluded that ‘there is a lack of substantial evidence to support claims that face masks protect either patient or surgeon from infectious contamination.’

    Schools in China are now prohibiting students from wearing masks while exercising. Why? Because it was killing them. It was depriving them of oxygen and it was killing them. At least three children died during Physical Education classes — two of them while running on their school’s track while wearing a mask. And a 26-year-old man suffered a collapsed lung after running two and a half miles while wearing a mask.

    Mandating masks has not kept death rates down anywhere. The 20 U.S. states that have never ordered people to wear face masks indoors and out have dramatically lower COVID-19 death rates than the 30 states that have mandated masks. Most of the no-mask states have COVID-19 death rates below 20 per 100,000 population, and none have a death rate higher than 55.

    All 13 states that have death rates higher than 55 are states that have required the wearing of masks in all public places. It has not protected them.

    ‘We are living in an atmosphere of permanent illness, of meaningless separation,’ writes Benjamin Cherry in the Summer 2020 issue of New View magazine. A separation that is destroying lives, souls, and nature.”

    Arthur Firstenberg
    August 11, 2020
    Thank you Kalyani Ma Mukti for the original pos

    • Robert Barricklow on August 28, 2020 at 12:10 pm

      Got his Rainbow book but have yet to read it. Keep putting it off. Saving the good ones for when I need a good shot in the arm to counter the ongoing menticide. Halfway through your Babel book.
      Your books are my favorites; reading them requires deep contemplation. I truly savor your books, as others just don’t cut as deep to the bone; nor get as close to truths, peeling away layer after layer of double-dealing perceptions.
      Like the Rainbow book, Good-bye Germ Theory by Dr. William P Trebling, is a call to arms/You must now become a voice; and aa loud a voice as you possibly can. A revolution against the medical profession and cartel, who have become their own form of government, more powerful than you can imagine, is well overdue.
      The medical profession has morphed, before our eyes, into a bonafide Medical Stasi writ globally, via NWO puppeteering. Puppet governments, media, political parties, science, and more. All singing to the NWO hymns in sync.

  11. Robert Barricklow on August 27, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    Not to mention that some manufacturers may be adding something w/in the mask to breath, that’s not good for your health; that may, in fact, infect you w/what it’s supposed to keep from you?

    • Robert Barricklow on August 27, 2020 at 8:34 pm

      The communist propaganda study showing “it’s primary function was to humiliate” the people – is the best explanation I’ve come across to date!.
      “To diminish humanity and to rob people of their ego, identity, and autonomy.”
      A key sentence: “Dehumanization is rarely followed by anything good”.
      Followed by the solution: “A clear mind”.
      Closing with: “Be human and never, never wear a mask”.

  12. Robert Barricklow on August 27, 2020 at 7:22 pm

    Mask mandates and those nose jobs that enforce them.

    • Robert Barricklow on August 27, 2020 at 7:35 pm

      Believe me, I fell for you.
      It’s stupidity to the exponential power and beyond!
      That’s The word: Mentacide!
      A Masked Masquerade of Mass Mentacide.
      Lost your place?
      Wearing your mask to often!

      • Robert Barricklow on August 27, 2020 at 7:58 pm

        Believe me, I “feel” for you!
        [I’ve been wearing my mask too much! Too often!]

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