This week, the great website Manhattan Contrarian had a post on fake "science" explaining the difference between real science and "woke 'science'":
Over time, I have had many posts on the scientific method, most recently in January 2021 here. You posit a falsifiable hypothesis. Then you collect and examine the evidence. If the evidence contradicts your hypothesis you must abandon it and move on. Really, that’s the whole thing.
Then there is woke “science,” most visible these days in the arenas of response to the Covid-19 virus and of climate change. Here the principles are a little different. In woke “science” there is no falsifiable hypothesis. In place of that, we have the official orthodox consensus view. The official orthodox consensus view has been arrived at by all the smartest people, because it just seems like it must be right. The official orthodox consensus view must not be contradicted, particularly by the little people like you. Based on the official orthodox consensus view, those in power can take away all your freedom (Covid) and/or transform the entire economy (climate). After all, it’s the “science.”
But what if evidence seems to contradict the official orthodox consensus view? I’m sorry, but as I said the official orthodox consensus view must not be contradicted. Today’s news brings a couple of extreme examples of that, one on the virus front, and the other relating to climate. Both of these are from Europe, so you may not have seen them.
On the virus front, we consider the case of Germany. For some reason, Germany has been relatively lightly hit by the virus, at least so far. According to the latest from Worldometers, Germany has had 940 deaths per million population to date. This compares, for example to 2,593 deaths per million in Czechia (worst of all countries), 1,864 in the UK, and 1,732 in the U.S. But starting in about mid-March, Germany has seen a renewed “surge” of cases. Why? Some might say that the virus is just going to get you sooner or later. But on March 23 German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced a new three-week “lockdown” of the strictest variety, which included the forced closing of most stores from April 1 - 5. And with that three-week period about to expire, the website No Tricks Zone (German speakers) reports today that even further extensions are under consideration:
The German government is looking to impose even stricter lockdown measures. Liberty has been suspended indefinitely in Europe.
The problem here is that if the proposition that lockdowns work were a falsifiable hypothesis, it would have been falsified by now. The most striking data come from here in the U.S., where strict lockdown states like New York (2642 deaths per million as of today), New Jersey (2800), Illinois (1878) and Michigan (1759) continue to get shown up by wide open places like Florida (1584) and Texas (1705). Try to find any actual data for the efficacy of lockdowns, and you can’t. That is, except for their efficacy in generating an unemployment rate of 13% in New York City versus 4.8% in Florida. [https://www.manhattancontrarian.com/blog/2021-4-11-lessons-in-woke-science-covid-19-and-climate]
Why has "Trad Inc." leader One Peter Five
publisher Steve Skojec been on a campaign for fake "woke 'science'" and lockdown tyranny since last year?
It has appeared that Skojec supports the Francis and Joe Biden totalitarian lockdowns and tyranny.
Moreover, Crisis magazine editor Michael Warren Davis, who apparently is in love with the Francis Pachamama Querida Amazonia exhortation, praised Skojec for also defending his beloved Francis:
"Steve Skojec of OnePeterFive (no Francis groupie) recently pointed out, much of the right-wing media earns its daily bread by relentlessly trashing the Vicar of Christ."
(Crisis, "The Pope is still Catholic," February 13, 2020)
"I don’t think there is a sufficient appreciation of the extreme damage done by all of the people who went on social media and stoked the obviously fake CoronaCold scam. Formerly trafficked, but now quickly fading Trad Inc. partisans were some of the worst, declaring at one point that TWO BILLION people were going to die of CoronaCold, and that anyone who so much as expressed a desire to go to Mass or even visit Our Lord in the Tabernacle was a 'narcissistic psychopath murderer who would sacrifice the elderly on the altar of your own piety.'”
"The fear porn, the panic mongering, the gleeful participation in the largest crime against humanity ever executed – a pure Masonic operation that wasn’t even hidden, the shrieking Karen-ism, all done by people who openly confess their hatred of the Rosary, and rarely and begrudgingly attended Mass even before the global interdict that they ACTIVELY INCITED... "
"... These people who were complicit in this, these “virus whisperers”, CANNOT be permitted to simply shrug this off and pretend that they DINDU NUFFIN, because a goodly number of the deaths from this New World Order operation, both now and in the future from things like cancers that will go undiagnosed and heart bypass operations that were left undone, are partially on them.
Here is some background to Skojec's "complic[ity]" to the Biden/Francis COVID hysteria tyranny:
As more Catholics are starting to realize
that the coronavirus hysteria is as Catholic lawyer and journalist Chris
Ferrera said a "monumental fraud," it appears that Skojec wished to continue the fraud by hitching his
wagon and crumbing credibility to pro-abortion eugenicist Michael
(Michael Savage.com, "Savage: No Easy Choice in Abortion Debate" & Mere Orthodoxy, "A lesson in Discernment: Michael Savage and Mandated Birth Control," October 9, 2010)
On April 17, 2020, in his "Coronavirus Update" One Peter Five podcast he linked to the leftist New York Times (at the Chicago Tribune website) and an article by the pro-abortion newspaper that lionized the so-called conservative radio host.
In the Skojec link, the leftist newspaper admiringly wrote that the fake "conservative" Savage whom it claimed was a "conservative media star" despicably called the real conservative pro-life Rush Limbaugh as well as others pro-life conservatives "intellectual dwarfs" and even "mock[ed]" him as "Rush Limbaugh,M.D., Ph.D."
(ChicagoTribune.com, The New York Times, "Why Michael Savage is blasting Sean Hannity and the ring-wing media on the coronavirus," by Jeremy Peters, April 16, 2020)
The article reported that his wife Janet Weiner (Savage's real last name is Weiner) in an interview shamefully also attacked Limbaugh and other conservatives saying they have the "culty hero worship of the uneducated" and "I don't want to identify with the conservative movement anymore."
It appears that the pro-abortion eugenicist Savage and his wife like Hillary Clinton are calling the millions of listeners of Rush and other pro-life conservatives the "deplorables."
The New York Times piece portrayed the pro-abortion Savage as being another Albert Einstein because he has a Ph.D. in "nutritional ethnomedicine" from leftist Berkeley University.
The new Einstein Savage was apparently the first conservative "media star" to start the harebrained conspiracy theory that "65 million" were going to die due to the coronavirus.
On January 24, 2020, he started the panic hysteria by claiming that "65 million [will be] wiped out" by the new virus in a Savage Nation podcast.
(The Savage Nation Podcast, "Deadly coronavirus outbreak quickly spreading," January 24, 2020, 10:45)
of the Church St. Francis de Sales totally confirmed beyond any doubt
the possibility of a heretical pope and what must be done by the Church
in such a situation:
"[T]he Pope... WHEN he is EXPLICITLY a heretic, he falls ipso facto from his dignity and out of the Church, and the Church MUST either deprive him, or, as some say, declare him deprived, of his Apostolic See."
(The Catholic Controversy, by St. Francis de Sales, Pages 305-306)
Saint Robert Bellarmine, also, said "the Pope heretic is not deposed ipso facto, but must be declared deposed by the Church."
- "If Francis is a Heretic, What should Canonically happen to him?": http://www.thecatholicmonitor.com/2020/12/if-francis-is-heretic-what-should.html
- "Could Francis be a Antipope even though the Majority of Cardinals claim he is Pope?": http://www.thecatholicmonitor.com/2019/03/could-francis-be-antipope-even-though.html
- LifeSiteNews, "Confusion explodes as Pope Francis throws magisterial
weight behind communion for adulterers," December 4, 2017:
The AAS guidelines explicitly allows "sexually active adulterous couples facing 'complex circumstances' to 'access the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist.'"
- On February 2018, in Rorate Caeli, Catholic theologian Dr. John Lamont:
"The AAS statement... establishes that Pope Francis in Amoris Laetitia has affirmed propositions that are heretical in the strict sense."
- On December 2, 2017, Bishop Rene Gracida:
"Francis' heterodoxy is now official. He has published his letter to the Argentina bishops in Acta Apostlica Series making those letters magisterial documents."
Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Church by the bishops by the grace of God.
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- Will US be Venezuela?: Ex-CIA Official told Epoch Times "Chávez started to Focus on [Smartmatic] Voting Machines to Ensure Victory as early as 2003": http://catholicmonitor.blogspot.com/2020/12/will-us-be-venezuela-ex-cia-official.html