THROUGHOUT the Covid-19 pandemic, conspiracy theories have flourished. Broadly, they have suggested that the crisis was engineered by rich and powerful individuals to bring about a new world order, and make a lot of money at the same time.
Long experience in writing about science and medicine tells me that no one is clever enough – or wicked enough – to initiate such a horror, and then sustain it on a global scale.
But a new book, Covid-19 and the Global Predators – We Are the Prey, by Peter and Ginger Breggin, is forcing me to think again. It makes the case that we are indeed victims of a conspiracy – not so much a well-thought-out plot as powerful interests coming together in such a way as to exploit a belief shared by millions.
This belief holds that we live in such an inter-related world that it no longer makes sense to try to protect national boundaries, either physically or ideologically, and that East and West must come together, through the application of scientific understanding, to secure a better future.
The book challenges this idea, arguing that we are being exploited by the Chinese Communist Party, along with sympathisers and collaborators internationally, to destroy individual freedoms in favour of a godless society.
It puts the emergence and spread of SARS-COV-2, and the belief in a need to tackle such emergencies on a global scale through mass vaccinations and enforced lockdowns, in the context of the globalist agenda.
All of which may help explain why countries such as Sweden, which went their own way in tackling the crisis, earned such vehement criticism from mainstream media and public opinion.
The authors also make the case that these globalist ideals – with pharmaceutical company influence and profiteering – lie behind an astonishing level of suppression of cheap, long-established treatments for strengthening immunity and promoting resistance to the virus, and that they help account for the behaviour of leading science and medical journals which have tried to cover up the Wuhan laboratory origin of the bat virus that lies behind the pandemic. It was, in fact, a genetically engineered product of collaboration between American and Chinese scientific and military interests.
All this is fully documented in the Breggins’ 500-page book, due out next month. With 800 links and references, I believe it will prove an invaluable resource for thousands across the world struggling to make sense of the Covid-19 crisis, and the inexplicably destructive policies accompanying it.
Peter Breggin is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist known as ‘the Conscience of Psychiatry’ for his many decades of successful efforts to reform the mental health field, promoting more caring and effective therapies. His research and educational projects have brought about major changes in prescribing information for dozens of antipsychotic and antidepressant drugs. He continues to educate the public and professions about what he calls the ‘tragic psychiatric drugging’ of America’s must vulnerable citizens including women, children, and the elderly.
Ginger Breggin is a reformer, writer, editor, public relations specialist, photographer, mother and grandmother, married for over 30 years to Dr Breggin. She has worked by his side for decades, and co-authored of several of his books exposing the dangers of biological psychiatry, psychiatric drugs, electroshock (ECT) and psychosurgery.
The couple express astonishment at the ‘lock-step effort of the scientific community to protect the Chinese Communist Party’ against acknowledgement of shared responsibility in producing the pandemic. ‘It is a wonder,’ they write, ‘that China has sufficient resources or connections to buy the souls of so many scientists around the world.’
They see the clampdowns that have been so hard on working people, small businesses and religious institutions – ‘the fabric that unites America’, as they put it – as partly driven by globalist corporations, sometimes masquerading as philanthropists, working through bodies such as the World Health Organisation and World Bank in loose coalitions of money and influence that stifle freedom.
The influence of these ‘predators’ could not have been so far-reaching, they argue, were it not for the ‘spiritless’ leaders of the West, supported by sympathisers on both Right and Left in the media, politics, and society, who have too little concern for love, generosity, and the traditions holding families together.
The book ends with a call for an uprising against the ‘predators and exploiters’ seeking to dominate the world, who ‘want to break our bonds built on trust, along with mutual affection and respect. They want to isolate, weaken, and dehumanise us. Then, they can more readily control us like powerless objects or puppets.
‘We see through their strategies and tactics, and we do not have to succumb. None of us must live isolated, alone and too fearful to have our own thoughts and feelings and to join others in the fight to restore freedom. We are everywhere, all we have to do is find each other and join in facing the tasks ahead.
‘We need a belief in both the individual and what George Washington called Providence, and most people call God. We need that divine spirit . . . to imbue us, to overcome the alliance of global predators who now increasingly oppress us.’