State of Plague, Part 6: Disease-Mongering as Militarized Trojan Horse for Globalization and Surveillance
... it was written I should be loyal to the nightmare of my choice.
By Adriana Gamondes
Loyal to the Nightmare: The Vatican Squares off with Gates and the World Health Organization Over Mass Sterilization in Kenya via Vaccination—Implications for Race and Corporatism
Religious organizations have frequently accused Gates of diabolical extremes, specifically of advancing a eugenicist population control agenda. The charge is usually based on hyperbolized statements Gates made at the mHealth Summit on the issue, most famously his suggestion that if families in the third world could count on losing fewer children to disease, they might choose to have fewer in the first place: "The key thing, the most important fact that people should know and make sure other people know: As you save children under 5, that is the thing that reduces population growth…That sounds paradoxical. The fact is that within a decade of improving health outcomes, parents decide to have less children."
Gates’ references to the dangers of overpopulation are not novel and are carefully scripted. But again, it may be a litmus of Gates’ and his foundation’s global reputation that many assume the various disasters that trail Gates’ philanthropic and industrial schemes listed in Parts 2 and 5 are necessarily deliberate, thereby lending a sinister subtext to his population control statements and others. The progressive concern about the strain of overpopulation on the survival of the planet and the delicate ecosystem in itself is not particularly evil or authoritarian. What would make it so is any argument that the end justifies any means at all and evidence that those ends were implemented using unethical means.
Since long before Operation Neptune Spear, the mainstream media— often citing sources associated with UNICEF, the WHO or the Gates Foundation’s vaccine surveillance program— reported that religious leaders in Islamic countries spread “irrational fear” of vaccination, such as the idea that vaccines can cause infertility. A 2004 report from Reuters:
ABUJA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigeria is to test samples of the polio vaccine next month in the hope of resolving a dispute with Muslim authorities which has helped spread the crippling disease to children across Africa.
Three predominantly Muslim states in northern Nigeria stopped immunizations in November because Islamic authorities suspect the vaccines of spreading infertility -- which they believe is part of an American conspiracy to depopulate Africa's most populous nation...
"There are serious suspicions of a conspiracy by the U.S. government to depopulate Nigeria, among other developing countries," he told Reuters.
"Unless a joint examination is undertaken, suspicions will linger and people will not be forthcoming."
If the joint test puts fears to rest, the minister said vaccinations would resume nationwide on February 23.
Nigeria is proving the main obstacle to the WHO's goal of eradicating polio globally by 2005.
As it happens, the WHO had been attempting to squash rumors of abortifacient vaccines since 1995. Damage to immunisation programmes from misinformation on contraceptive vaccines >Abstract
Tetanus is responsible for 550,000 neonatal deaths globally each year. Tetanus toxoid vaccines are provided through the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children's Fund for national immunisation programmes to prevent infant deaths from tetanus. The vaccines are manufactured and controlled under strict standards. Rumours have circulated recently in Mexico, Tanzania, Nicaragua and the Philippines that WHO and UNICEF are using women as guinea-pigs to test a contraceptive vaccine given to them under the guise of tetanus toxoid vaccine. These rumours, apparently initiated by so-called pro-life' groups, are completely untrue. The vaccines do not contain contraceptive vaccines or any other substance which interferes with fertility or pregnancy and their labelling accurately describes their actual contents. The false claims made by these groups have had an adverse impact on immunisation programmes in all four countries.
Incidentally, western media have generally omitted reports by healthcare workers directly involved in the vaccination campaign used as cover for Operation Neptune Spear that the drive targeted women of childbearing age (15 to 49) for Hepatitis B vaccination, not solely children:
All day, as part of a hepatitis B vaccination team that the doctor had assembled, the nurses had been canvassing the area, knocking on doors and looking for women ages 15 to 45 to cajole into taking the needle. First a drop of blood would be drawn from the patient and blotted on a rapid-test strip, which would show, within minutes, whether the patient had been infected with hepatitis. If the patient was negative, the nurses were instructed to administer the vaccination.
This in itself could explain why suspicions of ill intent have lingered for so many years, though use of vaccination as cover for drone and military intelligence hasn’t helped. What has also rarely been mentioned in the “Islamic Luddite” stories is that it was medical organizations in the Philippines that initially reported that vaccines supplied by the World Health Organization and UNICEF contained human chorionic gonadotropin. The information was then publicized by Catholic pro-life groups, though the BBC documentary The Human Laboratory demonstrated that it was doctors from the Philippine Medical Association who first reported the scandal:
Dr. Reynaldo Echavez: We in the Philippine Medical Association don’t believe in what the government is saying. The tests that were made in both big medical centres were all positive for HCG, Beta HCG, and they claim that this is insignificant. To me this could not be insignificant because it can produce anti-HCG. At the moment there is a presence of HCG in the vaccine. It can produce anti-HCG and this can now neutralise the HCG that a woman will produce during pregnancy and abortion will set in.
Dr. Vilma Gonzaga: Women should have been told that the injection would cause miscarriage and, in the end, infertility. The Department of Health should have asked beforehand, so that only those who didn’t want to have children had the injection.
Since the BBC report followed WHO research on this precise type of abortifacient vaccine, it was already known that the combination of tetanus toxoid and HCG could cause permanent sterility:
Results of studies on birth control vaccines accomplished by many research groups within the WHO Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction has been reviewed. The mostly investigated contraceptive vaccines contain human chorionic gonadotropin, and therefore structure, biological role and immunogenicity of the hormone were presented. Also, vaccines obtained on the basis of subunit beta of the human chorionic gonadotropin, its heterodimer with subunit beta of ovine lutropin or C-terminal peptide of beta subunit were described. Results of two phases of clinical trials with immuno-contraceptive vaccines were presented. The use of contraceptive vaccines for treatment of some trophoblastic tumors and the idea of using contraceptive recombinant vaccines were also mentioned.
In October, 2014, the same accusation that the WHO and various organizations were performing mass sterilization through vaccination drives was leveled again, this time in a statement by theKenya Conference of Catholic Bishops’ health committee.
We are not convinced that the government has taken adequate responsibility to ensure that Tetanus Toxoid vaccine (TT) laced with Beta human chorionic gonadotropin (b-HCG) sub unit is not being used by the sponsoring development partners. This has previously been used by the same partners in Philippines, Nicaragua and Mexico to vaccinate women against future pregnancy. Beta HCG sub unit is a hormone necessary for pregnancy.
When injected as a vaccine to a non-pregnant woman, this Beta HCG sub unit combined with tetanus toxoid develops antibodies against tetanus and HCG so that if a woman’s egg becomes fertilized, her own natural HCG will be destroyed rendering her permanently infertile. In this situation tetanus vaccination has been used as a birth control method.
We retain that the tetanus vaccination campaign bears the hallmarks of the programmes that were carried out in Philippines, Mexico and Nicaragua. We would want to participate in ensuring that the vaccines to be administered are free of this hormone.
The Washington Post reported on the story on November 11th, 2014:
NAIROBI, Kenya — A row between the Catholic Church and the government over a tetanus vaccine aimed at women in their childbearing years has clergy urging people to shun the injection, saying it’s a stealth population-control ploy.
On Tuesday (Nov.11), the bishops appearing before the parliamentary health committee said they had tested the vaccine privately and were shocked to find it was laced with a birth control hormone called beta human chorionic gonadotropin.
“We are calling on all Kenyans to avoid the tetanus vaccination campaign because we are convinced it is indeed a disguised population control program,” said Bishop Paul Kariuki, chairman of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops’ health committee.
The tangle began in March, when bishops became suspicious about the vaccine, which was targeted at women in the reproductive ages of 14 to 49, and excluded boys and men.
More recently, as reported by Lawrence Solomon, Vatican Radio has issued a response:
Catholic Bishops in Kenya have been opposed to the nationwide Tetanus Vaccination Campaign targeting 2.3 million Kenyan women and girls of reproductive age between 15-49 years, terming the campaign a secret government plan to sterilize women and control population growth,”
In case anyone was to argue that the Kenyan Bishops association, as a religious entity, is necessarily “anti-science,” Solomon points out that the Kenyan Catholic Medical Association has been implementing vaccination for over 100 years. But it’s not as if one needs to be Catholic or even religious to think that sterilizing human beings against their will, in particular targeting black and brown and the poor, qualifies as a human rights violation.
As discussed in Part 5, the Gates Foundation is the primary donor and organizer of many third world vaccination drives. The GAVI Alliance , which “brings together developing country and donor governments, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the World Bank, the vaccine industry in both industrialized and developing countries, research and technical agencies, civil society, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and other private philanthropists,” was the major donor for the Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination Initiative across Africa and the major donor to the Kenyan Health Sector Partnership, which published the following report:
In terms of baseline financing, Government of Kenya (GoK) contributed 37%. The GAVI alliance contributed to 46% of the cost and this was due to the cost of new vaccines. Other partners contributed 17% of the cost. The Government fully financed all the traditional vaccines and personnel cost associated with giving immunization. GAVI finance was used in procurement of new and under used vaccines and injection supplies. Other partner contributions were utilized in the financing of supplementary immunization activities and surveillance and other activities. A breakdown of the contributions is shown in Figure 11 below.
The “partnership”(which the Kenyan Catholic medical committee protested being excluded from) likely includes those listed in the table: GAVI, WHO, UNICEF and USAID.
According to investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill, USAID, the United States Agency for International Development, has long been regarded as a front for the CIA:
USAID is part of the system feeding intelligence back to entities like the CIA, the NSA and others, that have to do with their grants that are supposedly about promoting democracy—you know, USAID has a long history of working as a front for the CIA, of course, but, you know, this part of it wasn’t known. And USAID confirmed to us that they do in fact participate in this program.
Again, in light of the use of vaccination as cover for the 2011 mission to kill Bin Laden, when news came out in 2013 that the British spy agency GCHQ and the NSA had been spying on UNICEF, this might have been widely construed as sabotage or hostility towards a faultless UN organization. But there’s another way to view this: the spying could also constitute oversight of an investment—something akin to corporations snooping on their own employees. The same combined investigation that listed NSA surveillance of UNICEF operations performed by The Guardian, the New York Times and Der Spiegel reported that strategic US allies, including Germany— a country that hosts a critical drone control center in Ramstein—has also been a surveillance target. Spying on Germany could be viewed as “oversight” of an investment as well.
It’s still unknown whether UNICEF or any other Western organization or NGO like Gates’ GAVI participated in arranging the CIA’s and Dr. Shakil Afridi’s vaccination drive, though Afridi conceivably had contact with these organizations as medical chief of Khyber, a Federally Administrated Tribal Area in Pakistan where UNICEF has repeatedly been active. One of the polio clinics attacked by the Taliban in the wake of the Afridi scandal was in Khyber after all. But the view of UNICEF as a possible military intelligence “investment” isn’t based on the Neptune Spear fiasco alone—more on the fact that UNICEF’s pure and noble veneer hasn’t always been stainless and, through the UN, may be vulnerable to corporate influence.
It’s interesting that the Bill, Hilary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation donated at least 1% to the overall Kenyan vaccination campaign, though the Clinton Foundation would not have been entangled in the reportedly similar abortifacient tetanus vaccination drives in the Philippines and Nicaragua which Kenyan bishops referred to, since the foundation did not yet exist at that time.
What would also be evil, aside from the reasoning that any means at all justify the goal of population reduction, would be the cynical use of this campaign to target particular populations. Manipulation of reports to prove that overpopulation represents a prime threat to survival of the planet—when not all agree this is the case—to serve an agenda of targeting particular populations would also be evil, especially if the ulterior agenda is to reduce particular populations that pose tactical and ideological threats to corporate interests. And this is the place where Kissinger’s militarized viral theory of politics discussed in Part 4 (and the many ways it’s applied to human beings discussed in Part 3) meshes with Gates and the WHO’s population control campaign.
As with Gates’ detractors, though some of former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger’s critics may hyperbolize or paraphrase some of his public statements to generate more sensational soundbites, there’s a raging fire beyond the smoke of rumor and buzz.
The problem with using direct quotes from Kissinger is that the suffocating grayness of the former Secretary of State’s bureaucratic language doesn’t usually lend itself to sensationalism, however much his actual statements may mean the same thing as the paraphrasing. Take for example Kissinger’s now-declassified National Security Study Memorandum (“NSSM 200”): Implications of Worldwide Population Growth For U.S. Security and Overseas Interests, dated December 10, 1974. Performing a kind of Colonel Kurtz exercise of surgically removing Kissinger’s hypocritical noble cover of humanitarian concern for the wellbeing of citizens of oil and mineral-rich third world countries, the following highlights from the document tell a certain story and shed light on current events:
- “Rapid population growth is not in itself a major factor in pressure on depletable resources (fossil fuels and other minerals), since demand for them depends more on levels of industrial output than on numbers of people…”
- “the U.S. economy will require large and increasing amounts of minerals from abroad, especially from less developed countries. That fact gives the U.S. enhanced interest in the political, economic, and social stability of the supplying countries. Wherever a lessening of population pressures through reduced birth rates can increase the prospects for such stability, population policy becomes relevant to resource supplies and to the economic interests of the United States…”
- “the world is increasingly dependent on mineral supplies from developing countries…”
- “instability may undermine the conditions for expanded output and sustained flows of such resources.”
- “separatist movements...revolutionary actions and counter-revolutionary coupe. Such conditions also detract form [sic]the environment needed to attract the foreign capital.”
- “ If these conditions result in expropriation of foreign interests, such action, from an economic viewpoint, is not in the best interests of… the investing country…”
- “unless slowed by famine,disease, or massive birth control…”
- “guard against interruptions of supply…”
- “Considerable reduction in infant and child mortality is possible through improvement in nutrition, inoculations against diseases, and other public health measures if means can be devised for extending such services to neglected LDC populations on a low-cost basis. It often makes sense to combine such activities with family planning services in integrated delivery systems in order to maximize the use of scarce LDC financial and health manpower resources (See SectionIV). In addition, providing selected health care for both mothers and their children can enhance the acceptability of family planning by showing concern for the whole condition of the mother and her children and not just for the single factor of fertility.”
- “…development of drugs which might have other beneficial uses. An example is methotrexate… first used as an abortifacient…”
If the stealth sterilization scandal proves true— and at this point it seems to— Bill Gates and other emissaries of corporate progress are following a well-laid path.
For the Gates Foundation—that has, again, been called a tax evasion shell by accounting expert Sheldon Drobny— the vaccine crusade may have panoptic value to patch up the foundations’ image whenever profiteering or oppressive springs poke out of the organization’s stuffing as much as it’s a way to use one branch of investments to benefit others. Gates clearly hopes this effect will work for his legacy, which might explain his Kurtz-like meltdowns when those offerings are rejected or exposed as profiteering or even genocidal power schemes.
In what was among the LA Times’ last critical jab at Gates’ public health mission, the paperexposed Gates’ African oil holdings for causing the same diseases his foundation vaccinated against in 2007 in a report titled Dark Cloud Over Good Works of Gates Foundation. Lead author Charles Piller, who was nominated for a Pulitzer for the article, lasted less than a year at the LA Times after continuing his critical series on Gates. Whatever reasons drove Piller to leave the Times, it certainly wasn’t a waning interest in criticizing the Gates Foundation. In a 2014 article for The Nation titled How the Gates Foundation’s Investments Are Undermining Its Own Good Works, Piller reported on Gates’ continued investments in unethical oil, gas and mining operations.
As argued in Part 5, Gates is merely akin to an hydraulic valve, who, when plugged into existing power and profit schemes, amplifies historical interpretations of the current militarized drive for globalization, but otherwise has never done anything original in his life. Various frightening ties of the Gates Foundation are well documented, as are some of the shady lengths to which the organization been willing to go to advance Gates’ self-professed vision of a more perfect world while making more perfect profits in the process. Nevertheless, Gates isn’t the point of this series or even the main focus. Gates would have merely drawn from an existing agenda. But Gates is handy as an illustration of a particular ideology which combines literal and figurative panoticism, down to the utopian “new man” concepts of teleological evolution, the pseudoscientific and racialized view of “objective enemies” that reduces human beings to the status of viruses, and the viral theory of politics underlying totalitarianism.
In the end, these controversies are all about race and nothing about race to the extent that “race” is a floating concept as argued in Part 3. Pseudoscientific racial theories can be applied to political views. Even the Kenyan government’s alleged participation and cover-up of mass sterilization doubly illustrates the point by showing that caste systems can exist among populations that are ethnically more or less homogenous, and that this existing division can be exploited, Heart of Darkness-style, to engage a population in its own destruction for the purposes of foreign hegemony. In a report for the Centre for Minority Rights Development titled Caste in Kenya, Kenyan program officer Adam Hussein Adam argues that the Kenyan government has facilitated caste divisions between tribal clans and discrimination.
Author Adam happens to be a member of George Soros’ Open Society Institute—something that might further illustrate the Heart of Darkness theme. According to critics, Soros engages in philanthropy as a “privileged strategy for generating new forms of ‘policy knowledge’” that are convergent with the organization’s interests, and that “far from seeking to curb the excesses of economic globalization, such efforts are actually institutionalizing it by laying the foundations of its own regulatory order.”
In other words, Soros, like Gates, engages in philanthropy to gather intel on target nations as a Trojan horse for financial and power strategies. Soros, whose wide media holdings like AlterNet regularly support compulsory vaccination and attack consumer safety advocates, is a member of Gates’ “Billionaire Club” that combines resources in philanthropic campaigns, including population control programs. Whether Soros simply supports distribution of information and resources for birth control or backs darker, unethical, arguably racist measures is unknown.
The fact that the whistleblower disclosures of senior CDC scientist William Thompson emerged right in the middle of Ferguson, Missouri protests against racist policies highlights a series of convergent themes that might not have been missed by Soros, who poured millions into expanding support for demonstrations nationwide. Soros may genuinely support equality and civil justice. But standing in contradiction to this is the fact that Soros-controlled media has done everything in its power to squelch the racial implications of the CDC whistleblower's revelations. Because of this, the funding could be viewed a form of entryism— wielding financial influence in an attempt to guard against the movement taking on platforms threatening to Soros' investments.
Thompson's disclosures certainly represent a threat in that sense. His reports of research fraud within the Center for Disease Control and the massive dossier of evidence he provided to congress reportedly document that senior CDC researchers buried data in a study of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine that would have shown a 340% increase in autism among black male infants who received the MMR before 36 months of age. Thompson made further claims—that senior CDC scientists, including Dr. Robert Chen—aggressively forced Thompson and others to alter study data showing links between thimerosal, the mercury preservative in vaccines, and symptoms of autism, specifically tic disorders.
As if this wasn’t explosive enough, not only do the original data sets support the controversial autism-vaccine connection according to Thompson and those who’ve analyzed data, but the optics on race brought to light by the scandal are terrible. If Thompson’s claims prove true, the implications regarding race and the timing of disclosure clearly add another official disincentive to allowing the truth to emerge. After all, the CDC and American health institutions have a vast history of racist research, programs and policies, including the relatively recent Federal Violence Initiatives which, in the 1990’s proposed that African Americans and other minorities carry a “crime gene” requiring “prophylactic” mass medication as a form of “vaccination” against urban violence—an unsettling example of potentially widening interpretation of inoculation that should obviously be watchdogged in the case vaccines are made compulsory in the US. The ultimate expansion of the concept of inoculation was demonstrated by mass sterilization campaigns in Africa, the Philippines and Nicaragua—vaccinating the world against the spread of populations that threaten to, as Kissinger put it, foment “counter-revolutionary coups,” “detract from the environment needed to attract the foreign capital” and “interrupt supply.”
Even Thompson’s disclosures on thimerosal bear racial implications in view of the Carolyn Gallagher and Melody Goodman study, Hepatitis B triple series vaccine and developmental disability in US children aged 1–9 years, describing a three-fold rate of autism among male children-- particularly non-white boys— exposed to the full-mercury Hepatitis B vaccine series starting at birth compared to those who did not.
The combined research argues that the highest risk is carried by non-white children—males especially— though the implied risk is to all children. It’s as if the risks of a particular technology—vaccination in this case— are a darkly poetic expression of the risks of corporatism itself: a threat to everyone with a special emphasis on race.
Even the most radical political factions hatching within the Ferguson protest movement— “radical” to the extent that they’ve reportedly refused to be coopted by various agendas and extraneous influences—recognize that race may simply be the place where the machinery of corporate abuse gains the easiest foothold, though ultimately the threat is to everyone and democracy itself. Rika Tyler of Hands Up United, in an interview for Truthdig, explained the privatized, corporatized, for-profit system of tickets, fines and imprisonment that buries communities.
Mary Holland’s recent presentation before the California Senate Judiciary Committee in opposition to that state’s mandatory vaccination bill, SB277, could not provide a better illustration of that convergence. Holland was aggressively shut down by the committee’s chairwoman as she asked whether California was prepared to start taking children into state custody to forcibly vaccinate them
This entire series dresses up a very simple premise: that chickens ultimately come home to roost. Race provides the illustration of where this system has long fed and strengthened itself. Only as it adds other societal strata to the menu are more becoming aware of the system, though many remain dangerously divided in their understanding that it’s all of a piece, all the same machinery.
The viral theory of politics and the panoptic, totalitarian view of the “scientifically objective” enemy as a “carrier” of ideological disease probably has no greater expression than direct racism, though that’s only the start. In itself, the viral theory is racialist since it presumes some kind of inherent/genetic psychopathology or criminality of targets. But it’s obviously easier to apply the conception to those who are palpably different than the accusers in some way—particularly when they’re sitting on coveted resources.
Part 7 of this series looks into the modern scramble for Africa and the current expression of the viral theory.
Adriana Gamondes is a Contributing Editor for Age of Autism and one of the blog’s Facebook administrators.