It was a quiet, warm night, June 1990 … and here I was, in southern Poland, on a reporting assignment for CBC Radio.

It had been a long day, and I was beat — partly because the interviews had been difficult, stressful. I’d also lugged a heavy equipment bag over Hell’s half-acre. To cap things off, I wasted too much time filing voice reports to Canada on archaic phone lines that crashed when the volume was adjusted. Arggh.

I was frustrated, exhausted — and emotionally drained. Even so, just couldn’t fall asleep. I tossed and turned, unable to turn off that hard drive between my ears.

Read on, and you’ll see why I was a little messed up …


And where was I, you ask? Well, I was in a comfortable hostel in a sleepy town called Oswiecim. Does the name ring a bell?

Didn’t think so.

Oswiecim is home to the worst of the Nazi death camps where millions of women, men and children — mostly Jews — were murdered during World War Two.

Oswiecim is better known by its German name: AUSCHWITZ.

The hostel — built by volunteers from Germany after the war ended — was located right in the camp. Deeply ashamed of the crimes their government had committed, a group of non-Nazis wanted visitors to the former concentration camp — now a State Museum — to have a clean and inexpensive place to stay. The idea was for them to be ‘on location’ where they could see for themselves the unspeakable things that went on there.

Planet Earth has witnessed a number of genocides over the years but Adolf Hitler’s ‘final solution’ was one of the worst — and one of the most cunning. The Holocaust, as it became known, was a massive Euthanasia program — AND a depopulation scam.

Two key words here: depopulation and scam.

Millions of trusting souls bought into the lie they were in good hands and being ‘resettled,’ and so off they went to the train station with suitcases jam-packed with currency, jewellery, clothing, dishes, cutlery, children’s toys … and the most precious of keepsakes: family photos.

Had these people known they were about to die, they certainly would have resisted — perhaps even fought the soldiers that came knocking. I mean, what did they have to lose? Unfortunately, they didn’t put up a fight because they had too much trust in their fellow man. Who in their right mind would want to murder a family of strangers?

Was there not a Bill of Rights or a Constitution where the victims lived? Moot point. The Nazis — like other dictatorships — didn’t give a rat’s ass about a Constitution or Bill of Rights. The bureaucrats in Berlin never even bothered to look for ‘loopholes.’

The resettlement scheme was an unbelievably huge con job by the Third Reich — and, gotta give the dictatorship in Berlin credit, it worked extremely well. Transparency? Accountability? Never heard of it.

In spite of heavy censorship, the need to not ‘step out of line,’ etc, word still managed to get out, thanks in part to ‘conspiracy theorists’ who warned that a painful death was in store for those who boarded the trains.

The sky is the limit when it comes to people’s fears and their wildest imaginations. People not only believe in dreams, but in nightmares as well.

While millions of Jewish people had supposedly been resettled, relatives and friends back home received no phone calls, letters or post cards from them. That’s when everyone knew in their hearts that something terrible was happening. They just didn’t know the details.


I was at Auschwitz to cover the 50th anniversary of the opening of the camp. I arrived with Sigmund Sobolewski who, as a 17-year-old Roman Catholic, was on the wrong side of the barbed wire fence when the prison opened its gates on a sunny Friday morning, June 14, 1940 [nine years before I was born].

I recorded so many interviews with Sigmund. Man! The gentleman was full of Auschwitz stories, most of them God-awful.

He shared that Auschwitz didn’t seem “all that bad” when he and 800 other civilians stepped off a passenger train from Krakow. They were all political prisoners, yes … but they were still fed, plus they had a roof over their heads — and fresh air! Sigmund, a Polish Naval Cadet, spent many hours outdoors doing what he loved: playing soccer.

That feel-good feeling changed the day Sigmund witnessed a guard physically assaulting an argumentative Jewish prisoner, an older man. The attack ended when the guard repeatedly rammed the man’s head against a large metal plate at the end of a train carriage. His skull broke open, splattering brain matter and blood everywhere.

The kid had never seen anything so cruel, so savage. He thought to himself, “This is serious …”

He got that right.

[Above photo: Sigmund Sobolewski as a young prisoner at Auschwitz. Image courtesy of the Auschwitz State Museum]

Incredibly, ‘Prisoner 88’ survived the war at Auschwitz. Thanks to Russian troops, Sigmund and hundreds of prisoners — many terribly malnourished — were liberated. It should come as no surprise that Sigmund named his first son Vladimir.

The Auschwitz survivor eventually emigrated to Canada, settling down in Fort Assiniboine, a small town northwest of Edmonton, Alberta. Prisoner 88 and I often talked on the phone, and that’s how I got to know him.

Sigmund could not stop going on about Auschwitz. It was as though he was possessed, and I guess he was.

I once met his Cuban-born wife, Ramona, who shared that her husband couldn’t turn off Auschwitz. “Sigmund has papers on Auschwitz everywhere in the house,” she lamented, “… and he can’t stop talking about it. It never ends.” My Doctor Phil-response was, given what Sigmund had lived though, his nightmares would never end and he’d remain a prisoner of Auschwitz until he died.

For Sigmund Sobolewski, there was no magical ‘delete button’ to make it all go away. Those Auschwitz demons were trapped in his head and they weren’t getting out.

In this post, I’ll share a few of my memories of the time #88 and I spent at the death camp, more than three decades ago now … and why those memories are now returning.

Buckle up. This is quite the ride.


“The old world is dying and the new world struggles to be born. Now is the time of monsters.” [Hans Fallada from his 1930’s novel, Little Man, What Now?]

It would be difficult to list all the shit that went down at Auschwitz but for the purpose of this article, I’ll mention a couple that stood out for me:

  • Every prisoner at Auschwitz was on Death Row … but most didn’t know, at least not in the beginning. Soon after the citizen prisoners stepped off a cattle train and stood nervously at the main platform, they were herded into a room with tall concrete walls, no windows — and no ventilation. They had NO idea they were going to die within minutes. Some even proudly saluted the German guards as they marched into the gas chambers. Imagine that. That’s how good they’d been manipulated. Once inside, the victims were ordered to remove their clothes [“You’re going to have a shower …”] … and the door was locked shut. Then came the Zyklon B [Cyclone B] gas, a deadly cyanide-based pesticide, followed by sheer panic and screaming. The people had no way out. They were trapped and they suddenly realized they were all going to perish. They’d committed no crime, in fact had been totally compliant — and here they were, taking their last breaths with some faceless criminal gassing them. Sobolewski recalls the loud banging on the door. “Open the door!” they pleaded, “let us out!!” That didn’t happen. The guards, too, were compliant. They were following orders and had a job to do. The victims went from screaming to gasping and, finally, moaning. Then all was quiet. Another shipment had arrived at the Pearly Gates. Saint Peter must have logged a lot of overtime in the early 1940s.

The Author in gas chamber #1. I was alone; had placed a Nikon camera on the floor and set the timer. The heavily-scratched walls bore silent testimony to the final minutes of truly desperate people.

  • A young mother had arrived at Auschwitz as part of a shipment of Jews. Holding a small baby in her arms, she stood on the platform where the ‘selection’ would be made. It was the job of an SS officer — his courage often bolstered with a shot of rum — to decide who would be kept as slaves for a while, and who would be killed right away. The officer noticed the woman crying hysterically, and so he walked up to her. “We’re not being resettled like we were told!” she blurted, “we’re all going to DIE!” … then pointing to a tall, brick chimney off in the distance, said, “that’s where our bodies will be burned!” The gig was up. “Who told you that?” demanded the officer. The woman refused to say.

The soldier cocked his revolver and pointed it at the baby’s head. Under duress, the woman revealed she spoke with one of warehouse prisoner-workers, a female. The worker had strolled over to a tall fence, got talking to the mother and shared with her the ‘Big Secret.’  Staff from the warehouse were then assembled alongside the fence. The mother identified the informant. Mother and child perished shortly after … but what happened to the ‘whistleblower?’ She was marched straight to the crematorium, along with her co-workers who looked on stunned as she was tied up and tossed alive into a red-hot furnace. I just can’t imagine dying that way, even seeing it. It was a terrible price to pay for not going along with the ‘official narrative.’ Also, so much for free speech.

By and large, mainstream media in the 1930s and 1940s ‘played the game.’ We’re basically talking newspapers here because radio had just arrived. There was no Internet back then, of course. Social media consisted of whisper campaigns and rumours, some true, some not. Let’s just say that according to ‘unconfirmed reports,’ there was a lot of nasty stuff going down in those German detention centers.

It was the ‘great unknown’ and that in itself caused much tension and fear.

Not everyone believed they were going to be resettled and that everything would be fine. That’s why they tried to escape to countries such as Britain and the United States — but even then, many Jews were turned away. They ended up in a concentration camp, and that was the end of them. How some countries turned their backs on these desperate people speaks of complicity [and considerable spite] — but that’s a story for another day.

I could go on with stories of torture, plus deadly medical experiments on prisoners [including children] at Auschwitz by Doctor Josef Mangele … but you get the point.

The camp was the epicentre of one of the worst crimes of the century — genocide.

Sigmund, in an almost apologetic tone, [“please forgive my language”] once shared that Auschwitz was the “rectum of the world.” No shit. No need to apologize, Sigmund.

Keep in mind the Nazis operated hundreds of death camps and sub-camps. Auschwitz was the biggest and baddest.

In 1946, the United Nations declared genocide to be a crime under International Law.


There are often strange nuggets buried in news stories, no matter how gruesome the subject. Auschwitz was no different.

The guards at Auschwitz knew where to go for ‘shady’ entertainment — and forgiveness. The notorious death camp had both a brothel and a Roman Catholic Church. I’m not sure where the priests came from, but I know where they got their prostitutes.

What a sick world this can be.

The oddest thing happened during an interview with an elderly Polish woman Sigmund and I met on the train ride from Krakow to Oswiecim. Turns out, as a teenager during the war, she had a factory job in one of the sub camps. Taking advantage of the ultra-cheap labour, Siemens, I.G. Farben and the Vacuum Oil Company all had factories at Auschwitz. For some reason, we never see that mentioned in TV commercials.

I asked the lady if she knew what was happening at the main camp. She nodded ‘yes.’ “How’s that?” I asked. “The trains always arrived full,” she said, “but left empty. And the stench of the burning bodies was often too much. We used to say, ‘They’re burning more Jews today.'”

Just out of the gas chambers at Auschwitz: A rare photograph taken secretly by a [Sonderkommando] prisoner in 1944.

I asked if she had taken a stand against the mass killings, knowing of course what her response would be. I was in for a surprise. She revealed she didn’t question what the Germans were up to because … [are you sitting down?] she feared she would lose her job.

Does that ring a bell?


In 1945-46, the Allied forces held war crime trials in the German city of Nuremberg. Former Nazi leaders were indicted and tried as war criminals. Some were hanged. At least one took his own life.

[An aside here, how many Allied military leaders were tried as war criminals?]

A number of Nazi leaders were put to death, but so too were journalists who thought that being a yes-man was the way to go. It was the wrong time to be an ass-kissing propagandist.

On a personal note, I’ve often wondered what *I* would have done had I been reporting back then. Would it have been a case of ‘to get along, go along’ … or would I have been a real reporter? A good hypothetical question, for sure. Given the times we’re now in, I sense I may find out.

As bleak as situations can be, I’m always grateful when reporters and editors do their jobs.


An offshoot of the war tribunal was the Nuremberg Code which, at least on paper, eliminated human experiments, medical atrocities, and the use of humans as guinea pigs.

The Code also stressed the need for informed consent and properly formulated scientific experimentation.

The Nuremberg Code has ten points … with the #1 point condensed here: “The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential — without the intervention of any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress and overreaching.” Read that again.

The world can largely thank a young, ambitious German doctor for the Nuremberg Code. Josef Mengele experimented on prisoners at Auschwitz by injecting them. Some youngsters went from being children in a family unit … to orphans … to guinea pigs … and, finally, to being a corpse. All in a matter of weeks.

Doctor Mengele was often seen on the main platform where the civilian prisoners milled about during the ‘selection’ process. He could be heard shouting, “Zwillinge heraustreten!” [“twins step forward”]

As a trained physician, the Bavarian native knew better but after he became SS Captain Mengele [SS #317,885], he also knew where his bread was buttered. 

Josef doesn’t look like a mean guy, does he? The man will go down in history as the ‘Doctor of Death.’

With the help of his SS buds, Doctor Mengele snuck out of Germany in 1949. He moved to South America, first living in Argentina, then in Paraguay … and, finally, in Brazil. In February 1979, the doctor who was being hunted down by the West German government had a stroke and drowned while swimming in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil.

Mengele had turned his back on the Hippocratic Oath, an historic Greek medical pledge to uphold specific ethical standards, “do no harm,” etc. Instead of serving mankind, Doctor Mengele served Adolf Hitler.

Perhaps Mengele had mortgage payments, car payments and a family to support, don’t know. But he kept his mouth shut and, in the end, he did much more than just ‘sell out.’

The phoney doctor was 67 when he died. He is buried in Embu Cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil under a phoney name: Wolfgang Gerhard.

The Nuremberg Code failed to arrive in time to help those in the Nazi concentration camps — but today the Code protects lives around the world. At least that’s the theory. Beware of governments that now want to ‘revise’ the Nuremberg Code. Please … the world doesn’t need more doctors of death.

Many citizens [Canadians included] now have a Constitution to shield them from coerced or forced experimental injections. With the exception of dictators and morons, no sane or honest politician or judge would ever say their Constitution is a joke, a worthless piece of paper.

Judges who look the other way are not only telling their fellow citizens ‘f— you,’ they’re telling God the same thing. Good luck with that.

The Canadian Constitution, of course, is a ‘sacred document’ that protects the core values of our society. But as one Canadian lawyer put it, it’s now looking more like toilet paper.

And a bell rings again …

Here’s something they didn’t teach us in school: the American Medical Association [AMA] and the British Medical Association [BMA] were both concerned that releasing news of Nazi medical atrocities would undermine public confidence in medical research. Let that sink in.

It’s worth noting that senior officials of the pharmaceutical companies that set up shop in places like Auschwitz were also convicted of war crimes. But these honchos received the lightest sentences of all, eating prison food for just a few months.

Does Big Pharma wield much power and influence today?


What the hell were the German people and their supporters thinking? Every single day, thousands of innocent people were murdered in those concentration camps … but few spoke up? What’s with that? Were the German people okay with the mass murders? Were they all afraid of losing their jobs?

Or were they ‘shamed’ by not going along with the program?

And what’s this about Germany in the 1930s and ’40s being “a land of God-fearing people?” More like devil-fearing. The German people had bought into one huge lie … and the more bullshit they were served, the more they gave it a thumbs up.

It was as though their brains had been tricked. Could it be there was some sort of mass hypnosis, brainwashing happening? I’ve often wondered about that.

The clinical term is ‘mass formation psychosis.’

I am reminded of an elderly woman I came across in the mid-1990s while on another reporting assignment, this time in Austria. During World War Two, the woman had been a staunch supporter of the Nazis. She also walked the talk, manning anti-aircraft guns that helped knock down Allied bombers on their way to neighbouring Germany. When the war ended, her friends brought up the Nazi death camps. The Big Secret was now a Big Dirty Secret. Her response: “I don’t believe it! The Germans would never do that …”

There you go. The woman didn’t want to believe it. She couldn’t handle the truth.

Does that ring a bell?

And what were journalists in Germany thinking in the day? Of course, there was censorship, I get that. Even so, how many reporters wrote fact-based stories critical of the Third Reich? Was every scribe a gutless stooge drawing a paycheque from taxpayers? Somehow, I don’t think it was as black-and-white as that …

Were the German people cowards, stunned, stupid, drunk … or were they brainwashed? To this day, I can’t figure it out.

In the times I’ve been to Germany, I found people to be honest, thoughtful, straight-forward, intelligent, fair-minded, methodical, hard-working — and thinking outside the box. Good people. Put another way, what I saw in the Hollywood movies sure isn’t what I experienced when I dealt with Germans, whether in their homeland or any other country.

The only plausible explanation I can think of is that during the war, the German people put too much faith in their leadership, and they failed to think for themselves. They became a nation of sheep.

I’m sure glad that doesn’t happen today. [Yes, that was sarcasm.]

COVID-19 — Different Viewpoints

In all my years of reporting, can’t say I’ve ever come across an issue as complex, divisive and polarizing as COVID-19. My Lord. When it comes to solid information, as in indisputable facts, who and what does one believe?

There are most often two sides to a story, if not 20. Here’s an abbreviated list of opposing viewpoints in the COVID-19 controversy:

  1. COVID-19 originated with live bats at a market place in Wuhan, China. /// COVID-19 is a bio weapon produced by a French-designed lab in Wuhan with the assistance of scientists from other countries — including the United States, Australia and Canada. We’re talking germ warfare here.
  2. COVID can be treated with the help of ventilators. /// Ventilators do work [somewhat] — but they can also kill. Just ask relatives of the hundreds of dead seniors in New York State alone.
  3. Ordinary masks are helpful in preventing the spread of a virus. /// These masks are absolutely useless in preventing the spread of a virus. The masks are not about protection but a show of compliance.
  4. The virus has been isolated and identified. /// The virus has yet to be isolated because it’s essentially the same old virus, only more powerful.
  5. A rushed-to-market vaccine may help, even though it is experimental. /// It will only help in alleviating symptoms. In the long run, the injections will do more harm than good. ‘Flattening the curve’ was pure PR. 
  6. A second injection will surely do the trick /// A second injection will further compromise the body’s natural immune system
  7. Booster shots will definitely help. /// Booster shots will make matters even worse. Some virology specialists predict that most of those who take the injections and booster shots will be dead within four to five years. 
  8. On a Ted Talk appearance a few years ago, software designer and billionaire Bill Gates warned that the population of our planet had to be reduced significantly — or else, we’re all in big trouble [fewer resources, pollution, less food, etc]. Gates further claimed that the way to reduce the population would be a vaccine. Some who support Gates and the injections now say the video was a hoax … ‘video manipulation.’ /// The video was real. The computer whiz-kid has strong ties to Big Pharma and is one of top power brokers in the world. It seems that these economic elites have more power than the UN. Money talks.
  9. Conspiracy theorists. /// Conspiracy realists.
  10. Governments can be trusted. /// Governments cannot be trusted.
  11. Pharmaceutical companies are trustworthy. /// Pharmaceutical corporations are criminal enterprises with fines exceeding 35 BILLION dollars in the last 10-years. 
  12. Lockdowns work. /// Lockdowns do not work. They do nothing to help destroy a virus, but will destroy economies, businesses and lives.
  13. Vaccines work. /// The COVID vaccines work — somewhat — but not nearly as well as natural immunity.
  14. COVID Injections are safe and effective. /// The injections are anything but safe and effective. If they were, drug companies would not need immunity from prosecution. What it comes down to is that the injections are a roll of the dice. So far, tens of thousands in the US alone are dead following a COVID injection. Some claim that 50,000 Americans have died after being injected with a COVID vaccine. Others say the figure is closer to 400,000. And according to an article in Zerohedge, an estimated 10,000 people in South Korea have died after taking the experimental injections. Are these figures fabricated? Is anyone surprised some doctors refer to the COVID vaccinations as ‘death shots’?
  15. The world’s mortality rate has increased greatly because of COVID. /// Nope. It remained the same. Critics say the pandemic is a ‘plandemic.’
  16. Children will die from COVID. /// Children don’t die from COVID. There’s a better chance they’ll be struck by lightning than die because of COVID.
  17. Vaccine mandates are legal. /// Vaccine mandates are unlawful. They violate Constitutions, the supreme law.
  18. Proper trials of the vaccines have been done. /// False. Proper trials have not been done. Not enough time has passed.
  19. COVID vaccine are safe, just like the H1N1 vaccine was safe. /// The H1N1 vaccine was pulled off the market in 1976 after 32 deaths in the US.
  20. Ivermectin is a horse de-wormer, and the US Food and Drug Administration was right to limit its use to human patients who were on their ‘last leg.’ /// Ivermectin is one of the safest drugs used to successfully treat millions of people affected by COVID. The inexpensive drug has not only saved hundreds of thousands of lives, it has also saved taxpayers a pile of money. Most people treated with ivermectin do not have to be hospitalized. The key is to get treated early.
  21. Clinical data on COVID vaccines released by the US government was honest and accurate. /// The clinical data was badly manipulated and falsified — and Washington was well aware.
  22. Bill Gates is an expert on the subject of vaccines and population reduction. /// Bill Gates’s expertise is developing software for computers. He is not a doctor, nor a scientist — and certainly not an authority on vaccines.
  23. Hospitals are superb health care facilities for those with COVID /// They’re ‘concentration camps’ [as one nurse in the US put it] where patients are given medicine that actually quickens their death, and where dying patients are forbidden to see their loved ones. 
  24. The vaccines are essentially harmless. /// Time will show the vaccines were a bio weapon. A sign carried by a protestor in Washington, DC on January 24, 2022 read: “Stop the Vaccine Holocaust.”

Wow! Lots of differing points of view. Information chaos plus. Question: How would you like to be a journalist trying to sift through all these issues … then reporting on them fairly and accurately? Good luck getting your story out — and keeping your job.

Better yet, how would you like to be working for a media company that’s heavily subsidized with government handouts so it doesn’t close its doors? Think you’d be around long if you were to release information that put drug companies, the pharmaceutical regulatory agencies and governments in a bad light? Those welfare cheques would dry up pretty fast.


To vaccinate or not vaccinate — that’s a tough one — especially for those who are the sole breadwinner with a mortgage, car payments and a need to travel. Plus eat.

In spite of what’s written in constitutions, some companies are forcing employees to take the job [or be fired]. This, in spite of evidence that a majority of people in hospital suffering from COVID have already been vaccinated. What happened to natural immunity?

It’s difficult knowing who to believe and what to believe. If one gets their information from the mainstream media, they tend to believe a particular version. But if one follows social media [sites that feature reputable doctors and scientists with no financial conflicts of interest], they get a whole new story.

The key is to get information from multiple sources — and do your own research. Be your own editor! The pay sucks but at least you’re an independent thinker.

Decision time.

It’s perfectly healthy to have different points of view. It’s part of living in a democracy. Where things get screwy is when people are ‘shamed’ for having an opinion that differs from what politicians and drug companies tell us. That kind of bullying may have worked during the reign of the Third Reich, but not today.

In a recent television interview, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau referred to the unvaccinated as “racists.” Hang on. Isn’t this the same goof who painted his face BLACK? … then stuck a banana down his pants? Most folk think that’s slightly racist. What’s puzzling is that people would vote for him.

More free advice: support media outlets that are not propped up by taxpayers. No media outlet is perfect, but — duh — it goes without saying that one can put more trust in news organizations that are not on the take. It didn’t work for Pravda.

For that very same reason, I never accept financial advice from long-term welfare recipients. Credibility is important.


But won’t.

Mark Crispin Miller, professor of Media Studies at New York University, put it this way: “The story of Doctor [Anthony] Fauci’s rise and reign is really all about the absolute corruption of our major institutions — government, medicine, academia, and the press — by Big Pharma [and the Gates Foundation]. Talk to Professor Miller, fellow reporters … a great story awaits.

If the mainstream media was on the level, it would look at the following issues FAIRLY and HONESTLY without a bias or censorship:

♦  The death rate in the United States following COVID injections continues to climb. According to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System [VAERS], a government agency, tens of thousands have now died after taking the experimental injections. Now, that’s a big story!

The official number of deaths, everyone agrees, is greatly underestimated. That’s an even bigger story!

The Center for Disease Control [CDC] acknowledges that the actual death toll is likely four to five times what VAERS releases. Even the Center for Disease Control number is way down, according to a whistleblower at the CDC. Why would they put their reputation on the line by making a statement that was demonstrably false?

According to a Harvard study, the official VAERS count represents just one percent of the actual figure. Other studies indicate that to get a more realistic number, we should multiply the official VAERS number by 41.5.

Take your pick.

A major study indicates that in the US alone, 150,000 deaths are now connected to the injections. Could that be true? Time for the MSM to check into this …

These eye-popping stories are also a great way to boost ratings, although producers should expect to see opposition from senior management and advertising sales staff whose clients include pharmaceutical companies.

Injections, vaccinations … what’s the correct term? It’s now technically correct to call the injections ‘vaccines,’ because dictionaries have recently changed the definition. [I’m not making that up.]

♦  Here’s an idea that’s sure to drive up TV ratings: when mentioning COVID deaths, give a breakdown on the those who died purely because of COVID, and those who died with COVID. There’s a world of difference and so to avoid confusion, spell it out for your viewers.

Will the day ever come when ‘legacy’ TV networks begin newscasts with a death update from VAERS? I don’t think so. That would be terrible public relations for Big Pharma and the status quo, and that’s why it’ll never happen.

As Justin Trudeau once boasted [I’m paraphrasing here], control revenue and you control news content. His government gives untold millions to prop up failing media companies. Suddenly, MSM reporters are not as quick to criticize him. Even Trudeau snickers when telling that story. The media has gone from watchdogs to lapdogs.

Some say this isn’t new. In the 1930’s, a European leader was fully aware of the power of mass media. His government subsidized the purchase of a radio so that his Minister of Information, Joseph Goebbels, could get the word out.

Above: a 1936 poster promoting the use of the Volksempfanger [People’s Radio]. The text reads, “All of Germany hears the Fuhrer with the People’s Receiver.”

By 1941, two-thirds of German households owned a radio. People were seriously ‘de-platformed’ if they got caught listening to a foreign broadcast. Some governments just can’t tolerate different points of view. The heavy-handedness is also a tacit admission it’s in the wrong.

Once again, we see the importance of a free, independent media … with yet another reminder: be aware of who controls the medium and dominates the messages.

♦  Ditto with statistics that show children are now dying from HEART ATTACKS after taking the vaccine. Keep in mind the natural immune system of a young person works wonders in keeping COVID at bay [99.98 percent effective]. Given the odds, why the hell would anyone want to inject a child with an experimental drug? There’s a thousand-times greater chance a kid will be injured falling from a bike than from having COVID. Should children be banned from using bicycles?

Doctor Mengele, move over. You’ve got company.

♦ Follow the money. Has the practice of medicine been corrupted? Are governments allocating additional funds to hospitals that report alleged COVID cases? Are there perverse initiatives? Are pharmaceutical giants funding agencies that oversee them? Are cheaper, more effective medicines being ignored in favour of far more expensive drugs?

♦  How legitimate are tests that show someone has tested positive for COVID? There have been so many ‘false positives’ [meaning the result was BS]. You know the system needs tweaking when a goat and a papaya [a fruit] have tested positive for COVID. If only they had the same test when checking lottery tickets, I’d be a millionaire.

♦  Whistleblowers with the US Armed Forces report massive, alarming increases in miscarriages, cancer and neurological conditions since the vaccines were rolled out. And that 71 percent of their COVID cases are people who have been fully vaccinated. They further allege that stats provided by their superiors is “doctored data” [falsified].

♦  Let’s see an explanation for the mysterious near-disappearance of the common seasonal flu. What happened to that? And just like that, no one dies from the flu anymore. That’s another story.

♦  The mainstream media might want to interview Edmonton doctors Roger Hodkinson and Dennis Modry. Ask these respected physicians [remember, Hodkinson was named Edmonton’s Citizen of the Year] for their thoughts on the virus. Get ready to be floored.

And please, please … no more loaded language in your reports. If you want to belittle doctors such as Hodkinson and Modry, don’t attack them … instead, bring forth facts that counter what they’re saying. Cut out the labels.

Please stop covering for the medical establishment. That’s not your job. And if you think it is, you’re in the wrong business.

♦  Why is software developer Bill Gates being interviewed about vaccines? Is he really an authority … or is it because he is very wealthy? It because Gates advocated the use of vaccines as a way to greatly reduce our population? Please explain to your audience and readership why Bill Gates qualifies as an expert.

♦  Do a story on the blatant censorship of reputable doctors and scientists who’ve spoken out against the ‘vaccines’ and the mandates, including lockdowns and masking. These men and women are now in Twitter Heaven — all because they questioned political leaders and Big Pharma. They have impeccable credentials, experience and facts — plus they challenge their skeptics to prove them wrong. Another great story to pursue.

Their reward is to be censored without discussion, debate or any kind of recourse. Some have also had their licence to practice medicine revoked, also known as an ‘economic execution.’

Hmmm … does that ring a bell?

♦  Re-interview the now-famous US doctor who claimed, ten years ago or so, that masks were useless in stopping the spread of a virus. Who was this medical expert? Anthony Fauci.

♦  How about interviewing lawyers who could explain why they represent those who want to sue managers that fire them for not taking the experimental injections.

Also targeted in these lawsuits will be reporters and editors — for disseminating false information. That’s right. Journalists should keep in mind their fiduciary responsibility is to the public — not to advertisers, shareholders and governments that keep them from going under.

♦  Do stories on why so many nurses refuse to take the jab. What do these frontline healthcare workers know that we don’t know? Let them have their say without censorship or editorial comment.

♦  Interview Doctor Raymond Trozzi of Ontario who refers to the pandemic as the ‘so-called’ pandemic … and throws out this tough question: “What do you do when the government tells you to kill yourself?’

♦  Let your viewers know about two key declarations from medical professionals in Europe … The Great Barrington Declaration and the Rome Declaration. The Great Barrington Declaration has signatures of 60,000 medical practitioners and public health scientists who believe that harm caused by the lockdowns outweighs potential benefits. Signatures on The Rome Declaration — which has similar goals — number 12,000. The sheer numbers alone are mind-boggling. Another great story.

♦  Interview Robert F. Kennedy Jr. about his best-selling book on Doctor Anthony Fauci. The book exposes the media darling to be a fraud who did more to protect the pharmaceutical industry than ordinary people. Kennedy backs up his claim with emails from Fauci. Let’s see those emails.

Kennedy’s book is a best-seller for a reason, which is precisely why it’s being ignored by the mainstream media. That ain’t journalism, folks.

Kennedy documents how the Center for Disease Control and Big Pharma were well aware of the benefits of the drug ivermectin in combating COVID, but they suppressed the information. Imagine that. Profits over lives. And the bell rings again.

♦  Is it true that intracranial infection cases [pus on the brain] are up 60-fold since the vaccines were rolled out? There’s another story the MSM could cover. Are the COVID vaccines toxic?

♦  Please eliminate in your stories loaded terminology such as “anti-vaxers.” That’s about as neutral as “anti-death shots.” Those who do not want to take the jab are not anti-vaccine. They’re anti-experimental injections that could maim or kill. They also object to being used as guinea pigs. So please remain neutral. It does wonders for your credibility.

♦  By mid-2022, we should have a better idea how insurance companies are coping with claims. The focus of the story: has there been an increase in disability or death claims since the vaccines were rolled out? As of late 2021, the insurance industry in Illinois was reporting a significant increase in claims by people or relatives of those who had taken the injections. Insurance companies are now raising their rates. That’s a red flag. Why would Illinois be different than any other US state or Canadian province? Another great story!

♦  Give uncensored airtime to people such as Doctor Robert W. Malone, a prominent virologist, immunologist and molecular biologist — and the man who invented the mRNA technology [which the new injections are using] … heart specialists Peter A. McCullough and Dennis Modry. Or Kiev-born Doctor Vladimir Zelenko. Know that these professionals are not ‘singing with the choir.’

Another quote from Doctor Malone:“Informed consent is not given if the risks are hidden. Where there is a risk, there must be a choice.”

Who can argue with that?

More free advice: Beware of so-called fact-checkers. Keep in mind that just like the mainstream media, they “have a job to do.” Beware of watching a TV newscast only to be showered with what could be misinformation.

♦  Are the COVID vaccines safe? At last count, 140 studies indicate they’re not safe. There’s your lead story. A few more scoops like that and you won’t have to worry about going bankrupt.

So. Lots of suggestions on stories the mainstream media could follow up on. But they won’t. Instead of being our window on the world, the mainstream media has become slick window dressing for the status quo. Journalism, what a massive disappointment. That sure isn’t the line of work I got into.

Could it be the mainstream media is more interested in fear porn?


Doctors Malone and McCullough have both been banned by the MSM and maligned in Wikipedia, of all places. However, the doctors now draw huge numbers on social media outlets such as the podcast run by US commentator Joe Rogan.

Then there’s Steve Kirsh, a California hi tech millionaire who not only challenges key people in the US medical establishment to a recorded, live debate — he offers them one million dollars to do so. That’s not a misprint: one million dollars! His opponents remain silent; guess they don’t need the money.

Could some health care bureaucrats be guarding a Big Secret also? Why are they so quiet when important, fair questions are asked? If I didn’t know any better, I’d say they’re hiding something.

Kirsh has a huge Internet following. His headline on a recent email reads like this: “Welcome to the new normal: 13-year-old dying from cardiac arrest.” The one thing all the dead kids have in common, Kirsh points out, is that they recently took a COVID vaccine. He questions why the suspect vaccines haven’t been pulled from the market since it appears they may be killing and injuring a lot of young people. There’s no other plausible explanation for it.

Children and experimental injections … hmmm, does that ring a bell??

A recent release by Kirsh goes like this: ‘New big data study of 145 countries show COVID vaccines makes things worse.’ “I missed this study,” Kirsh writes, “so did the mainstream media, for some reason. This study is yet another independent analysis that is difficult to refute: We have been misled by the CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention], FDA [Food & Drug Administration], and NIH [National Institute of Heath].”

What’s stopping the mainstream media from talking to Kirsh? Is the story not important? What exactly is incorrect about his data? And so what if Steve Kirsh isn’t a scientist or a doctor? Neither is Bill Gates.

The mainstream media may not agree with what Krish, Zelenko, Malone, Rogan, McCullough, Hodkinson, Modry, etc. have to say, but that’s not the point. Journalists are supposed to present both sides — unless, of course, they’re getting government assistance to stay afloat … or their CEO is on the Board of Directors at Pfizer.

♦  The mainstream media could do a piece on how pharmaceutical companies are immune from prosecution. Now there’s a huge news story. If their vaccines are ‘safe and effective,’ why would they need immunity? What happens to these companies when their products maim or put someone in a grave? Nothing happens to them.

♦  The MSM could interview those who feel laws that give drug companies immunity should be scrapped. If their products are pulled, people will then seek out alternative and perhaps SAFER alternatives. They might even switch to a healthier lifestyle.

What other industries get free passes like that? If you and I produced a product with design faults that led to injuries and deaths, would we not face lawsuits and criminal charges? Of course we would.

The mainstream media is not part of the solution of misinformation. It’s part of the problem — and a HUGE part.


The point of these memes is that a segment of the world’s population hasn’t bought into COVID and the vaccine/injection narratives, plus the mandates.

A shout-out and a tip of the hat to the creative, courageous souls who produced these memes.

Be very cautious of news content that is not fact-based … whether it’s on mainstream media or social media. And as always, be your own editor. Be a critical thinker. Think for yourself.

Sleaze rarely survives in a vacuum. Underhanded behaviour is always interconnected, like patchwork on a quilt. Did you know that Jim Smith, CEO of the Thomson Reuters Corporation [a 40 billion dollar news organization] was — at the same time — on the Board of Directors at Pfizer, the company making COVID-19 ‘vaccine.’ Jim Smith. Even the name sounds fake.

It gets worse for Reuters. The once reputable news organization has an interesting sideline business: for a fee, it will ‘fact-check’ [read: censor and slant] information to help minimize damage to corporations and therefore important people.

It makes one wonder how many of these fact-checked stories we see in mainstream news are in fact spin pieces and pure bullshit. To return to the horrors of Auschwitz for a moment, how many news stories today have been ‘Goebbelized?’

The Defender, a ‘Children’s Health Defence’ website, reveals that Reuters publishes its fact-checking commentary online in a format designed to resemble news stories, which show up in online searches.

While ‘sleaze’ is always a powerful descriptor, a more socially acceptable and gentle term would be ‘conflict of interest.’

When challenged in court, a ‘fact-checker’ with Facebook admitted they were not guided by facts, but instead by their own opinion. Now there’s a shocker. Sounds like someone is just ‘following orders.’

Then there’s the infamous hidden camera capture of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg warning his staff to be careful with the COVID injections. Not unlike members of the US Congress, perhaps his workers should also be exempt from the mandates.

Be super cautious of mainstream media outlets that rely on secret government handouts to stay in business. I can’t stress this enough. Being on the take does nothing for one’s credibility.

Journalist and satirist Upton Sinclair said it best …


Or will it? I don’t know the answer, and I suspect neither does anyone.

I hope for the best for all those who have taken the vaccines, and for those who haven’t. And I pray this doesn’t turn into a race of which group dies first.

Most of the people I know have taken the injections, some a booster as well. And nearly all are alive. Two or three years from now — perhaps even sooner — we should know if the greatest medical experiment the world has ever known is a success … or a deadly failure with millions and perhaps billions of fatalities. Fingers crossed that funeral directors are not swamped.

And are all these mysterious, post-vaccine injuries and deaths just a coincidence? Trouble is, these coincidences keep coming, along with censorship and the loss of free speech.

These are truly historic times.

Only time will tell if Bill Gates gets his wish.


I’ve been jabbed more times than Jeffrey Epstien’s girlfriends.

I still have my official Health and Welfare Canada and WHO passports with proof of various vaccinations starting from the late 1960s when I first travelled overseas.

Mind you, none of the shots I took were experimental. Extensive tests had been done on lab rats guinea pigs.

Prior to COVID, the only people I was aware of who freely took experimental injections — with total ‘informed consent’ — were FEDERAL PRISONERS. They took the jab to get browny points from the Parole Board, so they could be get out sooner.

It was a prisoner who revealed this nugget during an interview at the Edmonton Institution in the 1980s. “What happened to your face?” I asked. The man had a grotesque deformity on the right side of his face. I thought perhaps he’d been injured in a fire. But no.

The con explained his disfiguration was the result of a medical experiment. He revealed he was aware he was part of an experiment, and that there was no coercion or threats — only an understanding he’d be released sooner if he went along with it. And so out came the needle.

A senior correctional officer confirmed that experimental drugs were administered to federal inmates. He pointed out, however, that prisoners were always informed of the risks.

Photo/Meme credits: the Author, Auschwitz State Museum, Robert Malone, Steve Kirsch and Wikipedia.



9 thoughts on “The Bells Are Ringing

  1. Definitely an eye opener and quite the read.

    Byron, why must you make my brain so tired all the time..lol. No Bud it was a good read.


  2. I’m beyond words with this post . . . we’ve often heard the expression “Never Again” from the days of Germany’s Holocaust — and here we are again, in our days of COVID-19: masks, social distancing, lockdowns, vaccines, booster shots, etc. Very similar comparisons!

    I agree, people will just have to do some serious researching — and definitely not listen to the government on these health issues.

    People are responsible for their own health, not the government . . .

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  3. You say at the beginning “Buckle Up’, Wow! So thought provoking.

    Here in Australia, I have detested the isolated lockdowns, masks, border closures, separation from family and friends, etc. And now the vaccines!

    Have we not learnt anything from the wars, the Holocaust? Isn’t history supposed to be a ‘teaching tool’ for future generations?

    Thank you. It was well worth the read.

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  4. I am flabbergasted at the weak responses to this article.

    This is the most evil, despicable, malevolent crisis in modern history. When are we going to stop “voluntarily getting on the trains and voluntarily walking into the gas chambers?” Are we not being the Jews all over again?

    This is going on three years of lies and so many things that make no sense, and still people are lining up for tests and jabs. When will we who do know the truth, (and by now there has to be millions, if not we’re screwed), stop complying and perpetuating this nightmare?

    A fantastic piece of journalism documenting the real story of what is really happening in the world today, and great comparison to the worst time in Germany’s history.

    Awake and rise up!

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  5. For a journalist with so many fine credentials and awards, it amazes me that you couldn’t find any truth about Auschwitz to post…you just swallowed the “party line” on THE biggest hoax until the covid coup came along…


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