The Atlantic magazine, a faithful propaganda outlet for the Establishment narrative on the COVID-19 pandemic the last two and a half years, recently published a widely-read article, “Let’s Declare a Pandemic Amnesty,” admitting that the pandemic powers that be (government, indentured scientists, Big Pharma, and the mass media) got it all wrong on the origins, nature, virulence, treatment, mandates, and prevention of COVID-19, and that it’s time to forget, forgive, and move on.
The author of the article, Brown University professor Emily Oster, as Charles Eisenstein points out, “proposes that we forgive and forget the crimes against the public perpetrated during the COVID years. Her main argument seems to be that they weren’t really crimes, they were just the result of ignorance. We were ‘in the dark,’ she says. ‘We didn’t know’ yet that social distancing was ineffective, that cloth masks were useless, that school closures were unnecessary and harmful, that vaccines didn’t prevent transmission, and so forth. Honest mistakes should not be punished.”
Eisenstein goes on:
“Leaving aside for a moment that fact that quite a few of us did know, and were ridiculed and censored by people like Emily Oster and publications like The Atlantic, we can agree that honest mistakes should not be punished. We might even question whether punishment is necessarily the right response to legal or moral transgression. There is something much more important than seeing the guilty punished: It is to make sure the crimes don’t happen again.
With that goal in mind, the first question is ‘Why?’ Why did the majority of Americans, and an even larger majority of educated people like Professor Oster, not know the truth? The main reason ‘we’ were in the dark is that we were purposely kept there, through coordinated propaganda and censorship. (A second, more important ‘why’ question is ‘Why were we so susceptible to that propaganda to begin with?’)
Herein lies the problem with the kind of amnesty Professor Oster advocates. It allows the architects and cheerleaders of COVID madness to stay in power, and the processes by which they commandeered science, government, and media to remain shrouded in darkness. It allows the crimes to happen again…”