(TMU Op-Ed) — Over the last two years I have been researching the 5th Generation of wireless technology, also known as 5G, and the potential dangers posed by the unprecedented roll out across the world. I have produced dozens of investigative reports and articles and interviewed a range of experts in the fields of health, security, and privacy. Earlier this year, I also released a full length documentary—The 5G Trojan Horse—exploring the growing concerns about 5G and radio frequency radiation in general. I consider myself fairly well versed on the topic.
The movement to raise awareness about these concerns has been steadily gaining steam over the last year, culminating in January’s first Global Day of Protest Against 5G. However, over the last month I have noticed a trend in the “5G Awareness” community (and the larger truth community as well) where someone sees a piece of information that fits their bias or preconceived notions and accepts the information as truth without doing any research. These individuals then proceed to spread the news to anyone else who will listen. And just like that blogs, articles, and videos filled with misstatements and half-truths quickly go viral.
When it comes to 5G, I have seen many theories about the technology, the purpose of the roll out, and specific health effects which lack concrete evidence. Most notably, the idea that 5G technology is largely responsible for causing symptoms of the novel coronavirus has swept through social media circles. These theories include the believe that there is no such thing as CoViD-19 and the symptoms are in fact being caused by radiation released from 5G small cells and towers. There is no evidence to back these claims.
There is also the theory that radio frequency radiation is weakening the immune system of individuals and thus allowing CoViD-19 to kill them. Some online commentators have speculated that the potential deployment of 5G infrastructure using 60 GHz frequencies could be affecting oxygen uptake in humans, leading to shortness of breath and deaths which are officially attributed to coronavirus. While there are legitimate studies detailing the impacts of EMFs on the immune system and damage to cells, as well as at least one interesting study on 60 GHz affecting oxygen uptake in the atmosphere, as of now we have no direct evidence to support these claims.
Perhaps the strongest statement made by a professional with experience on the effects of radio frequency radiation comes from Dr. Martin Pall, a Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences at Washington State University. Pall is a published and widely cited scientist on the biological effects of electromagnetic fields and an expert in how wireless radiation impacts the electrical systems in our bodies. Dr. Pall recently released a new report titled Role of 5G in the Coronavirus Epidemic in Wuhan China which offers the theory that the suppression of the immune system by exposure to 5G towers could weaken the body and increase the detrimental effect of CoViD-19. Dr. Pall concludes:
“It is my opinion, therefore, that 5G radiation is greatly stimulating the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and also the major cause of death, pneumonia and therefore, an important public health measure would be to shut down the 5G antennae.”
Dr. Pall also notes that more studies need to be conducted on 5G before the global roll out is complete to properly determine the biological effects of the technology.
Despite the lack of hard evidence for the coronavirus-5G connection, videos by dubious researchers claiming a direct link between 5G and CoViD-19 are going viral. There are also new reports that believers in this theory are resorting to lighting 5G towers on fire. In response to the theories and fires, the corporate mainstream news is now launching attacks on those who question 5G, attempting to paint anyone who challenges the status quo around the use of digital technology as some crackpot conspiracy theorist. Social media companies have also announced that they will remove content proposing a connection between 5G and CoViD-19. In the end, the spreading of unproven reports only hurts those of us who are doing our best to reach the masses with factual evidence concerning the dangers of 5G.
On Sunday, the organization Americans for Responsible Technology (AFRT) sent out an email alert asking their supporters to, “Please stop linking COVID19 to 5G!” AFRT is an association of organizations and individuals across America that raise awareness about the dangers of implementing new communications technologies in North America. The group is also behind the 5G Crisis movement. In the email the organization wrote:
“Over the past few days, the PR machines of the wireless industry have ramped up their news feeds, making sure that every news outlet in the world gets this message loud and clear: Opponents of 5G are crazy, even blaming 5G for COVID-19! This perception, being burned into the mindsets of decision makers in Washington, medical and science reporters and the general public, makes our job of pushing back against 5G infinitely more difficult.”
The organization states that there is no “credible, evidence-based science” showing that 5G is responsible for CoViD-19. The group does recognize that “there are thousands of studies showing that RF microwave radiation can have severe biological impacts, but there is no proof of a link to CoViD-19.”
The response on social media has been confrontational, with some social media users accusing the group of being bought out by Big Wireless. Unsurprisingly, those making these claims do not provide any evidence.
To those who are concerned about 5G and CoViD-19, I humbly offer a piece of advice for your efforts to reach neighbors, friends, family, and elected officials: do your research. Do the homework. Don’t just read the headlines of articles and share them. Don’t let other people (YouTubers, Facebook commenters, government officials, scientists) do the thinking for you.
In conclusion, we must make an effort to distinguish between speculating about things that might be true and facts that we can prove. This writer plans to interview Dr. Martin Pall again to get a clearer picture of his claims about CoViD-19 and 5G. I am also making an effort to interview author Arthur Firstenberg, whose book The Invisible Rainbow seems to be the source for claims that all pandemics are actually a biological response to upgrades in digital technology.
Stay tuned to the Mind Unleashed for more details.
Cops TV Series Cancelled After 33 Seasons Amid Police Brutality Protests
(TMU) Op ed – In most mainstream television shows, movies, or books, the police are almost always the heroes of the story, and much of the real-life experiences that people have with police are often let out of the picture entirely.
This has helped to maintain the prevailing narrative that the police are the good guys and that they spend their days dealing with the worst elements of society, and protecting the world from thieves, rapists, and murders.
In many ways, Hollywood has acted as a propaganda agency for both law enforcement and the military, by always deferring to authority in their depictions of people in these roles.
These types of shows aren’t a small phenomenon either, cable and streaming services are flooded with them and they have had a profound impact on the public’s perception of the police.
This has slowly started to change, as cell phone cameras have allowed for widespread documentation of police brutality.
However, the death of George Floyd and the protests that have followed have accelerated the conversation about police reform to the point where it is becoming less and less socially acceptable to be affiliated with the police.
This shift in the global consciousness will undoubtedly push networks to reconsider airing shows that glorify the police. In fact, this has already started to happen. Cops, one of the longest running shows on TV, was canceled by the Paramount network amid the growing protests.
“Cops is not on the Paramount Network and we don’t have any current or future plans for it to return,” a Paramount Network spokesperson said, according to Entertainment Weekly.
There are over 1,100 episodes of Cops, and the show was preparing for its 33rd season.
The footage presented on Cops has actually been controversial long before this recent interest in police brutality. As far back as the 1990’s, the show was accused of propagating harmful racial stereotypes.
A 1994 study from Old Dominion University found that viewers of the show were more likely to associate crime with people of color because the suspects depicted in the show were overwhelmingly black or latino, and the police officers were mostly white.
Again in 2004, additional research showed that the content on the show was so biased that it could be used to justify racial profiling.
The show’s creators John and Morgan Langley responded to these criticisms during a 2018 interview, saying that they have long since corrected this problem, but the efforts seem to be too little too late, and the format itself is quickly becoming offensive to most people.
If the sentiment to bring extreme reforms to policing continues to grow, this style of cop show may become a thing of the past.
The future is also uncertain for the show Live PD, a successor to Cops which appears on A&E. According to THR, A&E pulled last week’s episodes of Live PD and there is no clear indication when or if the next episode will air, although the network is promising that it will be back at some point.
Why Can Cops Use Chemicals Weapons That Are Banned In Warfare During Protests?
(TMU) Opinion – Over the past 100 years, the use of tear gas has become ubiquitous among the police and military forces of authoritarian regimes all over the world. This chemical agent is commonly used, and is often called a “less-lethal weapon” by authorities and their supportive media, which causes many people to forget that this is a chemical weapon that is banned in warfare by the Geneva Convention. Sadly, people all around the world have become desensitized to this chemical weapon being used in the streets of their neighborhood.
Jamil Dakwar, director of the human rights program with the American Civil Liberties Union, says that tear gas was initially developed during the first World War for use on the battlefield, and while the chemicals have since been refined for use against protesters, they can still be extremely dangerous and sometimes even fatal. He also pointed out that the risk of hurting or injuring innocent people is extremely high with a weapon like this.
“In general, it could be lethal. In fact, there are incidents where people were killed by these canisters. The problem with tear gas is that it’s also an indiscriminate weapon. If you think about the way that it’s being deployed, it doesn’t really distinguish between young people and elderly, the healthy and the sick, people who are peaceful protesters or those who are using violence. But the idea is that this has become the first trigger — the first thing that law enforcement would use — as if it is going to be the way to de-escalate and end the protest. Most of the time, it’s really used to suppress protest and that’s really one of the fundamental problems with it,” Dakwar told PRI.
Despite chemical weapons being banned in international conflicts, individual governments insisted on the power to use the gas against its own citizens, because they claimed that it was their only option to suppress demonstrations without using lethal force. However, this excuse entirely ignores that allowing the protesters to demonstrate, or succumbing to their demands could be a potential option.
The use of these chemical agents on protesters sends a clear message that their voice is not welcome and that their demands will not be taken seriously by authorities. In many cases, the use of tear gas causes further blowback from protesters, and does little to de-escalate conflicts between protesters and police. This was seen during the past week’s protests in Minneapolis, where demonstrations were largely peaceful until the streets were filled with tear gas.
When used in enclosed spaces, tear gas can also become combustible, and in many circumstances, including the high profile Waco siege, deadly fires have been blamed on the use of tear gas. Furthermore, the long-term physical effects of these chemicals are not very well-known, especially when it comes to children, the elderly, and people with underlying health conditions.
According to one study using data collected from protests in Bahrain, women who were exposed to tear gas were more likely to have miscarriages. In those same protests, a man with asthma was killed from inhaling the chemicals.
Tear gas is a chemical weapon banned in warfare, so why is it used so often?
Posted by AJ+ on Friday, November 30, 2018
Local Business Owner Shot And Killed By Police Enforcing Curfew On His Weekly BBQ
(TMU) – The Kentucky National Guard fired live ammunition at a crowd while enforcing the recently imposed curfew in the very early hours of Monday morning, leaving at least one person dead.
The incident took place just after midnight, according to Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad, who said that the city’s police were sent to a parking lot to break up a crowd along with the National Guard.
The police and the National Guard claim that they were shot at during the altercation, but as of this writing they have given no proof to support these claims.
The police have not recovered any weapons or bullet casings from the scene to prove that it was someone in the crowd who fired the first shot, and they have offered no video evidence.
“Officers and soldiers began to clear the lot and at some point were shot at. Both LMPD and National Guard members returned fire, we have one man dead at scene,” Conrad said in a statement.
In a statement posted to Twitter on Monday morning, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear repeated the claim that the someone in the crowd fired first, once again, while offering no evidence or information about potential suspects, or the person who was killed.
Statement from Governor Andy Beshear: pic.twitter.com/MyHxcE3Ntn
— Governor Andy Beshear (@GovAndyBeshear) June 1, 2020
However, the family of the man who was killed later identified him as David McAtee, and they say that he was an innocent bystander.
“He didn’t hurt nobody, didn’t deserve to get shot down like he did. I don’t know what happened, but whatever happened here, my brother didn’t do nothing wrong. He was an innocent person, and innocent bystander. He did not deserve this at all,” McAtee’s sister told WAVE3.
His sister also said that McAtee and the group that he had assembled with were not even a part of the protests, and that they had gathered in the parking lot for a barbecue and live music as they do every Sunday night.
McAtee, who is the owner of a local business called “Yaya’s BBQ Shack” was helping to serve food at the event as he does every week.
Police and National Guard were reportedly going after any crowd that was violating the city’s curfew, and this peaceful weekly gathering was targeted as a result.
In addition to protests relating to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the city is also protesting the death of 26-year-old Breonna Taylor, who was killed in her home by Louisville police earlier this year. The police were conducting a “no-knock” in search of her ex-boyfriend.
While George Floyd has been a spark for the protests, each city has its own list of people who have had their lives taken or otherwise ruined by their local police department, and now as many of these police departments are responding with even more brutality, those lists are only getting longer, further escalating the growing conflict between citizens of the US and the police.
With their heavy-handed tactics, police are only increasing the hostility that people feel, and they are proving what the protesters have been saying all along.
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