Ramping up the fear porn…now it’s pollen!

A few weeks ago, we posted up this review of a newly published book by Laura Dodsworth: Review: A State of Fear. If you haven’t read it yet, we highly recommend that you do as it forensically examines how the level of fear around coronavirus was ramped up to a disproportionate degree that allowed the government to impose restrictions on our lives unparalleled in peacetime.

The bad new is that the flow of fear porn continues. This is the latest example we found: Pollen helps Covid spread further and faster, scientists find. Yes, we did check the date on the article and it wasn’t April 1st! According to the scientists quoted in the article, coronavirus particles can attach themselves to pollen grains. Tree and grass pollen grains, as we know, can travel for some distance. Part of the advice from these scientists is this: “People should avoid crowd gatherings close to some types of plants or trees known to be very active in pollen grains release during a pollination season.”

That can, and doubtless will be, interpreted by the fear mongers as ‘don’t gather in large groups anywhere near pollen sources such as trees and grass.’ Sadly, tragically even, some people will follow this advice and stay indoors, afraid to venture to their local park and terrified of meeting other people. When we read the article, there was no questioning of what the scientists had to say. There was no attempt to try and distil the fear this will generate in some people. There was certainly no counterbalance in mentioning the mental health benefits of being outside in close contact with nature. There was definitely no mention of the benefits of being outside in the summer sun getting your vitamin D levels topped up. The article just focused on what these scientists had to say – basically, it was just fear porn.

Last September, we published this piece: Valuing our parks. It was a celebration of what parks mean to the local community who use them. During the lockdowns and tiered restrictions we’ve had to endure since March 2020, being able to get out to a park for a few hours and reconnect with nature played a vital role in helping people maintain their mental well being. It certainly helped us during some very difficult months. Now we have some scientists who are basically implying that being out in a park or anywhere in nature, particularly during the summer months, is now a potential threat to health.

You have to wonder about the mindset of scientists who come up with this stuff without any qualifying statements. You certainly wonder about the mindset of the media who uncritically publish this, with no consideration as to how what amounts to advice to stay away from nature during the pollen season is going to impact people’s mental health. You can certainly be forgiven for thinking the people who come up with findings like this and the media who spread it are nothing more than sadistic psychopaths.

Thinkers such as Paul Cudenec have pointed out how the great reset / fourth industrial revolution (4IR) agenda aims to separate and alienate us from nature – you can read his writings here. People have dismissed him and other opponents of the 4IR agenda, us included, of being ‘conspiracy theorists’. When you read uncritical reporting of ‘science’ that implies we should now be fearful of being out in nature because of the ‘risk’ of a coronavirus attaching itself to a pollen particle, the very least we should do is question what the motives are behind it. That’s particularly the case when you put it in the broader context of a great reset that aims to separate us from nature. Yet we’re the ones branded as conspiracy theorists.

Think of what we’ve been predicting since March 2020 and how much of it is coming true or is certainly in the pipeline… Can you seriously blame us for going off on one when we read crap saying we should now fear trees and grass as a coronavirus infection vector because it may become attached to their pollen? We’ve no doubt there are some psychopathic control freaks in government and/or the local authorities who are taking this crap seriously and thinking about how they can twist it to justify imposing restrictions on paying a visit to a local park. Or even taking a walk along a country footpath for that matter. Should they even think about attempting this, let alone implementing it, that will be the hill we’ll willingly die on…

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