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Following the science (and why swimming pool segregation is a red flag in any era)

Why does public swimming pool segregation keep appearing in moments of governmental tyranny? In this week’s video we explore the unfolding science, ideology and politics of the Covid era and reveal science under a different kind of microscope.

We welcome your diverse, respectful and generative comments below. Here are the links we reference (in order of appearance; all accessed on 8 Feb 2022):

https://artistasfamily.is/
https://patcrosscartoons.com/2021/01/29/follow-the-science/
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52291654
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/jan/31/daniel-andrews-and-brett-sutton-yet-to-discuss-victorian-mandate-for-third-covid-vaccine-dose
https://www.google.com/search?q=Israeli+covid+deaths&oq=Israeli+covid+deaths&aqs=chrome..69i57.6801j0j9&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/23/world/middleeast/israel-vaccine-4th-dose.html
https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/news/Pages/20220205_00.aspx
https://ourworldindata.org/
https://www.health.gov.au/ministers/the-hon-greg-hunt-mp/media/australia-launches-latest-covid-19-vaccine-communications-campaign
https://unherd.com/2022/01/the-left-wing-case-against-vaccine-mandates/
https://www.xiahepublishing.com/2572-5505/JERP-2021-00034
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jan/12/anti-vaxxers-should-face-penalties-for-their-selfish-choices
https://greenwald.substack.com/p/led-by-jeremy-corbyn-the-british
https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/article/defining-the-enemy
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jan/04/macron-declares-his-covid-strategy-is-to-piss-off-the-unvaccinated
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4022798
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-high-cost-of-disparaging-natural-immunity-to-covid-vaccine-mandates-protests-fire-rehire-employment-11643214336
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-22/aboriginal-mothers-fear-children-will-be-taken-away/12166450
https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/prior-covid-infection-more-protective-than-vaccination-during-delta-surge-us-2022-01-19/
https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccine-claims-scheme
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/03/world/europe/sweden-announces-end-covid-restrictions.html

We hope this material is goodly compost for your unfolding thinking around SARS-CoV-2 and its many human responses.

Signing off for this week,
Artist as Family

UPDATE: The segregation continues. YouTube just took down this same video on their platform, stating we ‘may’ have violated their guidelines.

This is what we wrote in our appeal…

28 comments

  1. Samara says:

    Love your work so much! Im off social media at the moment, but am so pleased you also have this platform for me to tap into when I’m tapped out πŸ™ ☺️

  2. Rosie H. says:

    THANK YOU, THANK YOU THANK YOU again guys for your highly informative and ‘wake-up-humanity’ vids. It is heartbreaking watching family and friends, let alone the general population taking on board all the lies and propaganda without question and turning away from and discriminating against their loved ones who choose to research deeper because their gut/intuition screams at them that something is VERY wrong with all that has been going on since the beginning of 2020 (& prior). The viewing of these vids following should be mandated instead of the crazy ones we are forced to be living with at present…

    1. Thanks Rosie, ah yes the heartbreak, propaganda and lies… It will only end when the people rise.

  3. Laura says:

    So grateful for your research and videos. I really feel for you guys over there. It makes me feel incredibly frustrated that what is arguably an abuse of human rights in Australia is not being treated as such by other world leaders. And yes vaccine fanaticism is rife, I had to attend an appointment with the nurse at my local GP practice and he had a pen that was modelled to look like a vaccine syringe. Very worrying indeed.

    1. Thanks Laura! Oh boy, the pen-syringe! Patrick used to work as a waiter at a conference centre where pharma wined and dined local doctors. It’s been 25 years watching this space and the corporate take over of medicine. Sick stuff!

      1. Kelly says:

        Thanks for informing me of what is going on over in Australia. Here in Scotland we are pretty much back to normal, excepting masks in shops – we’ve been to gigs & events and had to bring a LFT for one event before Christmas but since the start of this year this is no longer asked for. I didn’t realise how things were spiralling for you all. Much love.

        1. Thanks Kelly, most Australians have no idea that the majority of the world has either had no (or little) restrictions throughout the “pandemic” or has finished with them. This is courtesy of a lack of a critical fourth estate, and the absence of a truly democratic political system. We are a captured country that defaults to incarceration and paternalism when the shit hits the fan.

  4. Lesley-sue says:

    Wow! Just, Wow! You guys really have struck a chord. What an incredibly powerful video (and not just because I’m in it πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚).
    Seriously, though, it packs a punch and I pray it reaches those ears that most need to hear this.

    1. Thanks so much Lesley, we look forward to doing a more thorough capture of your story tomorrow. Much love xx

  5. Ben says:

    Hooray!!! More rational logical content πŸ™‚
    If only science was still based on the same ideology!! The irony

    1. Thanks Ben, YouTube just pulled this video from view after it was up on that platform for just 6 hours. We have appealed. Segregation creep…

  6. Lynn says:

    I am U.S. citizen living in Michigan. I am going for job interview this morning. I need employment desperately. I will choose to take the vaccine for employment. Is it pure happenstance that most of the comments on your site are from women?

    1. Good luck with your interview, Lynn. We hope you get it.

  7. grant robertson says:

    Hello from Jacinda land.
    You guys are really doing important work, please keep going.
    I Will share this, with some others I follow.

    PS. Yes this is my name. But no I’m not Jacinda’s second in charge

    1. Thanks for sharing Grant. Conspicuous YouTube has censored it and rejected our appeal. Dark days. Thanks for your light.

      1. Scott McGrevy says:

        I appreciate your calm, care, courage and curiosity in these videos. Love to you wonderful humans from Awabakal Country, Scott.

        1. Thanks Scott, that’s very kind. Sending much love and solidarity back to you.

  8. megan says:

    Thank you Pat and Meg! I am so very appreciative of your intelligence and humility through this time, as well as creating and sharing your brave work. I’ll be staying tuned in to your compilations and am seriously considering the broad (evil) issues around being on the socials. Thanks again. Peace.

    1. Thanks Megan, we appreciate your support and your love in these times.

  9. Ellen (Hansa) Stanyer says:

    Thank you for your information and beautiful smiling faces. Maldon also is a town filled with misinformed people. We now have a ‘Covid’ corner (the old Bank corner, as I have known it for the last 40 years) in Maldon. My friend get’s the coffee (I am not allowed) and we sit in Covid Corner just chatting about our lives. Since my friend cannot see my side of life we do not, to keep up our friendship, talk about Covid.
    Seeing you’re beautiful faces and listen to your intelligent talks makes me feel less isolated. Thank you.

    1. Thanks for sharing a little of your story here, Ellen. We hope your friend will become again interested to ask you, openly, about your story.

  10. Senaj says:

    Thank you so much Artist as Family for the research you are doing and sharing with the world. As a Canadian, I am so proud of our Truckers for Freedom Convoy. I hope the movement catches on around the world and inspires much needed change and discourse, much like you are doing on your vlog. Keep up the great work!

    Senaj

    1. Thank you Senaj, it is catching on. A million people are expected in Canberra this weekend. We’re working out how we can get there. It’s about 1000kms from here.

  11. Al says:

    Thanks again guys another great video. I love the term jabby jabby.

    1. Thanks Al, isn’t it gold!

  12. Josh Floyd says:

    Meg and Patrick, I’d like to express my appreciation for the work you are doing here, and for the precedent you have set for others in speaking openly and forthrightly about what you are seeing. I think the concerns you express here and in your previous videos are well founded, and I support you in giving voice to them.

    I have seen some of the criticism directed towards you, and also towards David Holmgren and Su Dennett. I believe that the views that you have come to, and that have attracted such criticism, have resulted from exactly the type of independent sense-making that is essential for creating societies with long-term viability. We neglect at our peril the responsibility that “ordinary members of the public” have to hold those in positions of formal authority to account by demanding that their conduct be consistent with the evidence claimed to support it. The extent of the powers assumed as legitimate in the name of covid, in Australia and elsewhere, demand corresponding transparency and accountability. It would be entirely appropriate for closer public scrutiny to be encouraged, rather than denigrated or actively thwarted.

    Having looked as diligently as possible into many of the same issues that you have examined, the many gaps between government and mainstream media characterisations, and “on the ground” accounts of what actually seems to be going on, are plainly obvious. These gaps can be seen across a wide spectrum of issues including both matters of science, and public policy response. If there is ever a public health situation of sufficient gravity (and very importantly, sufficient *certainty* of that gravity) that the maligning, even dehumanising, of people for their dissent is genuinely justified, this is surely not it.

    The impression I have is that the criticism (and I appreciate that term may not be strong enough) stances such as yours has attracted would not hold up well if there was a greater interest in and willingness to get into the weeds, to engage openly with a wider spectrum of sources and perspectives on any of the issues under consideration. But so many people are unwilling even to look.

    I often hear this justified on grounds of not having sufficient time or technical capacity. But the unspoken implication here is that those expressing dissenting views are less trustworthy or reliable than those claiming formal institutional authority. On what basis though is that to be established, other than by arbitrarily *assuming* the trustworthiness of those with institutional authority, *without* personally getting into the weeds? With a novel situation such as covid, in which *everything* is, we are given to believe, being worked out on-the-fly in real time, what precedents can we reliably draw on to infer trustworthiness?

    I think that level of trust needs to be earned, not arrogantly demanded of the pubic, or handed over by members of the public naively. The hubris implied by dismissal of the type of independent, critically-oriented scrutiny that you are bringing to the covid situation cannot possibly be consistent with building or maintaining good societies. This is so whether the hubris is exercised by those in positions of formal authority and power, or by fellow community members.

    Please continue the important contribution you are making. I think all of us will ultimately be better off for it, even if that is not recognised directly.

    With best wishes,

    Josh Floyd

    1. Thank you Josh for articulating this, and for your support and warmth. Yes, ‘the unspoken implication here is that those expressing dissenting views are less trustworthy or reliable than those claiming formal institutional authority.’ As Holocaust survivors keep saying, it can happen again anywhere and at anytime, and things are so set in place now that if people don’t look past the headline in the promoted medias we will be there again. We are struggling with experiencing the strategic and deliberate attack on our stories at the moment. It is an info war. YouTube has banned us from uploading new videos for three months because of the very same video we featured in this blog post. YouTube is littered with violent and idiotic videos, and yet closes down our minority story telling and shadow bans our channel. As a result our audience has just decreased by 40%. We need clear-eyed folk like yourself to help spread these stories, and continue to have the conversations with those who are starting to examine more deeply what is going on.

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