Investigative journalist Jon Rappoport (jonrappoport.wordpress.com/) discusses his trailblazing research on the relationship between AIDS, mass media, and the medico-pharmaceutical complex, explaining how this project readily informs his most recent analysis and insights on the Ebola phenomenon presently sweeping the globe.
Rappoport’s important 1988 book AIDS Inc. explained how the medico-pharma-media complex essentially presented the alleged AIDS epidemic as something quite apart from what it actually was–an amalgam of germ combinations and immune-related deficiencies largely unrelated to HIV. Such research has allowed him to conclude that Ebola is a similar hoax being foisted on the public without adequate scientific proof that any such malady is the culprit.
It’s exactly the kind of thing we saw before with AIDS, and with other so-called epidemics–West Nile, SARS, Swine Flu, etc. And so when this suddenly appeared in the pipeline it was much easier for me to know where to start. As always, you start with the questions, How do they know it’s an outbreak? How do they know that if it is an outbreak–which means accelerated death and dying in a certain area–that it is caused by one thing? [How do they know] that one thing is in fact the very virus that they claim it is?
If you accept these premises right at the beginning, then you’re taking the ride. And you can try to get off later on, or you can try to argue what I consider some of the minor points. But in fact you’re already sold on the hoax. You’re already sold on the construction of a false reality, which is the stock and trade of the medical cartel.
To accurately determine whether the threat of Ebola is actually close to what major medical organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization claim it is, Rappoport has created some waves by filing a Freedom of Information Act request with the CDC to ascertain what procedures have been used to isolate the Ebola virus from those purportedly suffering from its effects. “The reliable way to decide if somebody has let’s say in this case Ebola,” Rappoport explains, involves
isolat[ing] that virus from that person. It basically means you’re not doing an indirect test. You’re doing something very direct. And so the question arose … Has anybody ever isolated the Ebola virus from any human being at anytime, anywhere? I began to hunt around for somebody that I felt was reliable on that score, and I came upon a scientific researcher by the name of David Rasnick PhD.
After embarking on a literature review of scientific research centering on Ebola, Rasnick “found no convincing evidence that this virus has ever been removed, as it were, from a human patient, analyzed, isolated and identified as the Ebola virus.”
“When I filed my FOIA request with the CDC,” Rappoport continues, “I said, and I’m quoting now, ‘My request does not seek information on this subject derived from antibody tests, PCR tests, or virus cultured and grown outside the body, nor does it seek electron microscope tests, which are in fact simulations or the results of computer models. I am, however, seeking electron microscope photos of diseased human tissue,’ because that is one way that you can, so to speak, isolate the virus.”
Rappoport and Tracy discuss how the public has more or less been propagandized into interpreting science, medicine, and disease as monolithic constructs, which lays the groundwork for the widespread misunderstanding that surrounds Ebola, AIDS, SARS, Swine Flu, and other supposed threats to public health. “The scientists themselves are viewed as non-human in a way,” Rappoport observes,
apart from everybody else. It’s kind of an archetype that functions at a very significant level in the human mind. ‘Oh well, this is a doctor. This is a researcher. This is the head of the CDC. They speak the truth, because that’s their job. That’s what they do. And so we must believe them. They have no stake in the game. They’re neutral. They’re not moved or swayed by emotion as the rest of us are.’ This is all the trapping that goes in to this particular archetype, or this particular symbol of the non-human scientist, who would never intentionally deceive. Who would never sacrifice their relentless search for the truth. And so we don’t have to think about it. All we have to do is accept it. This starts to sound like a religion–which it is.
Rappoport argues that the Ebola phenomenon sweeping public consciousness is likely the cover story and slick catch-all phrase for an array of maladies afflicting a continent that has been suffering the ravages of brutal colonization for centuries. The hoax allows megacorporations to continue their exploitation of Africa without having to address the human fallout such activities produce. “The people are sick, they are dying, but for other reasons–many other reasons that are chronic reasons, such as malnutrition, starvation, heavy industrial pollution, pesticides, vast overuse of antibiotics, lack of sanitation, contaminated water supplies, poverty, a decade of war, displacement, homelessness. On and on and on.
The major transnationals want to keep the population on its knees in this fashion to continue their extraction of resources. “We want to keep that population weak and dying, and the way to do that so they can’t resist is to maintain all these chronic conditions that keep people sick and dying … The best cover story in the world is a virus. Let’s say we’ve got an outbreak now … And the ignorant public in most of the world that doesn’t understand what’s going on on the ground in Sierra Leone or Liberia or Guinea immediately accepts the fact that all of these people are suffering from the virus. That’s the cover story. Every covert operation needs a great cover story.
Jon Rappoport is one of the most thoughtful and prolific investigative reporters and authors of our time. He has written articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon ran as a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California, and has also delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences throughout the world.
Mr. Rappoport is the author of three multimedia collections spanning his life’s work, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, in addition to several books. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power.