Exorcists and Extortionists

Medical history doesn’t repeat but it’s replete with snake oil salesmen.

Mystic Medicine
Some people believe in Devils.

Horns of a goat and a ram, goat’s fur and ears, nose and canines of a pig; a typical depiction of the devil in Christian art.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil

Some people believe Devils can be “cast out” by Exorcists.

Father Edward Albert Hughes (1918-1980) was a Roman Catholic priest who served as an assistant pastor from June 16, 1948 to June 18, 1960 at St. James Church in Mt. Rainier, Maryland.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Hughes_(exorcist)

In the late 1940s, in the United States, priests of the Roman Catholic Church performed a series of exorcisms on an anonymous boy, documented under the pseudonym “Roland Doe” or “Robbie Mannheim”.

The 14-year-old boy (born circa 1935), was the alleged victim of demonic possession, and the events were recorded by the attending priest, Raymond J. Bishop.

According to the traditional story, the boy then underwent a number of exorcisms.

Edward Hughes, a Roman Catholic priest, conducted an exorcism on Roland at Georgetown University Hospital, a Jesuit institution.

During the exorcism, the boy allegedly slipped one of his hands out of the restraints, broke a bedspring from under the mattress, and used it as an impromptu weapon, slashing the priest’s arm and resulting in the exorcism ritual being halted.

This exorcism case inspired the 1971 novel The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty, which in turn was adapted into the 1973 horror film of the same title.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exorcism_of_Roland_Doe

In some religions, an exorcist is a person who is believed to be able to cast out the devil or performs the ridding of demons or other supernatural beings who are alleged to have possessed a person, or (sometimes) a building or even an object.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exorcist

“Catholic exorcists”
The following 33 pages are in this category…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Catholic_exorcists

These supernatural beliefs inevitably enable Extortionists.

Saint Francis Borgia, 4th Duke of Gandía SJ (1510–1572) was a great-grandson of Pope Alexander VI, a Grandee of Spain, a Spanish Jesuit, and third Superior General of the Society of Jesus. He was canonized on 20 June 1670 by Pope Clement X.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Borgia

A tithe is a one-tenth part of something, paid as a contribution to a religious organization or compulsory tax to government.

Many of the ancient and historic Christian Churches, such as the Catholic Church and the Methodist Churches, practice tithing, as it was taught by the Council of Tours in 567, and in the Third Council of Mâcon in AD 585, a penalty of excommunication was prescribed for those who did not adhere to this ecclesiastical law.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tithe

The offertory is the traditional moment in Roman Catholic Mass, Anglican Eucharist, and Lutheran Divine Services when alms are collected.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alms

In the jurisprudence of the canon law of the Catholic Church, a dispensation is the exemption from the immediate obligation of law in certain cases.

Rosset holds that it is also lawful, when the diocese is poor, to demand payment of the expenses it incurs for dispensations.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dispensation_(canon_law)

In its original meaning witch doctors were not witches themselves, but rather people who had remedies to protect others against witchcraft.

Charles Mackay’s book, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, first published in 1841, attests to the practice of belief in witch doctors in England at the time.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witch_doctors

Extortion is sometimes called the “protection racket” since the racketeers often phrase their demands as payment for “protection” from (real or hypothetical) threats from unspecified other parties; though often, and almost always, such “protection” is simply abstinence of harm from the same party, and such is implied in the “protection” offer.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extortionists

Coercion is the practice of forcing another party to act in an involuntary manner by use of threats or force.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coercion

Micro-Organism Medicine
In the last quarter of the 19th century micro-biologists deserted Devils and started associating diseases with specific micro-organisms.

Robert Koch, a German physician and scientist, first identified the bacterium that caused the anthrax disease in 1875 in Wolsztyn (now part of Poland).

His pioneering work in the late 19th century was one of the first demonstrations that diseases could be caused by microbes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthrax#Discovery

Bacillus anthracis is the agent of anthrax—a common disease of livestock and, occasionally, of humans—and the only obligate pathogen within the genus Bacillus

The 89 known strains of B. anthracis …

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacillus_anthracis

To overcome the intrinsic Correlation Does Not Imply Causation problem Robert Koch defined four postulates that are designed to demonstrate beyond reasonable doubt the identified micro-organism actually causes the designated disease.

Koch’s postulates are four criteria designed to establish a causative relationship between a microbe and a disease.

The postulates were formulated by Robert Koch and Friedrich Loeffler in 1884, based on earlier concepts described by Jakob Henle, and refined and published by Koch in 1890.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koch%E2%80%99s_postulates

In statistics, the phrase “correlation does not imply causation” refers to the inability to legitimately deduce a cause-and-effect relationship between two variables solely on the basis of an observed association or correlation between them.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Correlation_does_not_imply_causation

Thus Robert Koch ushered in the golden age of microbiology.

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Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000SHXZ66

Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease that affects humans and other animals. Malaria causes symptoms that typically include fever, tiredness, vomiting, and headaches. In severe cases it can cause yellow skin, seizures, coma, or death. Symptoms usually begin ten to fifteen days after being bitten by an infected mosquito. If not properly treated, people may have recurrences of the disease months later. In those who have recently survived an infection, reinfection usually causes milder symptoms. This partial resistance disappears over months to years if the person has no continuing exposure to malaria.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaria

Sir Ronald Ross KCB KCMG FRS FRCS (1857-1932) was a British medical doctor who received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1902 for his work on the transmission of malaria, becoming the first British Nobel laureate, and the first born outside Europe. His discovery of the malarial parasite in the gastrointestinal tract of a mosquito in 1897 proved that malaria was transmitted by mosquitoes, and laid the foundation for the method of combating the disease.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Ross

However, some diseases [such as rabies] weren’t associated with a micro-organism and this led to speculation there were pathogens “too small to be detected by microscopes”.

Louis Pasteur was unable to find a causative agent for rabies and speculated about a pathogen too small to be detected by microscopes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virus#History

Modern Mystic Medicine
The invention of the electron microscope in 1931 enabled micro-biologists to search for possible pathogens that were previously too small to detect.

An electron microscope is a microscope that uses a beam of accelerated electrons as a source of illumination. As the wavelength of an electron can be up to 100,000 times shorter than that of visible light photons, electron microscopes have a higher resolving power than light microscopes and can reveal the structure of smaller objects. A scanning transmission electron microscope has achieved better than 50 pm resolution in annular dark-field imaging mode and magnifications of up to about 10,000,000× whereas most light microscopes are limited by diffraction to about 200 nm resolution and useful magnifications below 2000×.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electron_microscopy

The potential pathogens were called “viruses”.

The first images of viruses were obtained upon the invention of electron microscopy in 1931 by the German engineers Ernst Ruska and Max Knoll.

In 1935, American biochemist and virologist Wendell Meredith Stanley examined the tobacco mosaic virus and found it was mostly made of protein.

A short time later, this virus was separated into protein and RNA parts.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virus#History

In 1918, a virus was defined scientifically to be a submicroscopic infectious entity which could be filtered but not grown in vitro.

The Medical and Scientific Conceptions of Influenza
Stanford University – Molly Billings – June, 1997

https://virus.stanford.edu/uda/fluscimed.html

A peculiarity of “viruses” is that they don’t reproduce.

There is currently no consensus regarding the definition of life.

One popular definition is that organisms are open systems that maintain homeostasis, are composed of cells, have a life cycle, undergo metabolism, can grow, adapt to their environment, respond to stimuli, reproduce and evolve.

Other definitions sometimes include non-cellular life forms such as viruses and viroids.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life

Instead, “viruses” are replicated inside “living cells”.

A virus is a submicroscopic infectious agent that replicates only inside the living cells of an organism.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virus

Whether or not viruses should be considered as alive is controversial.

They are most often considered as just replicators rather than forms of life.

They have been described as “organisms at the edge of life” because they possess genes, evolve by natural selection, and replicate by creating multiple copies of themselves through self-assembly.

However, viruses do not metabolize and they require a host cell to make new products.

Virus self-assembly within host cells has implications for the study of the origin of life, as it may support the hypothesis that life could have started as self-assembling organic molecules.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life

Another remarkable aspect of “viruses” is that any claimed relationship to a disease isn’t validated using Koch’s postulates.

These postulates were generated prior to understanding of modern concepts in microbial pathogenesis that cannot be examined using Koch’s postulates, including viruses (which are obligate cellular parasites) and asymptomatic carriers.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koch%E2%80%99s_postulates

Note
If the relationship between a “virus” and a designated disease can’t be validated using Koch’s Postulates then it’s no surprise the failure data for the measles vaccine indicates it’s zero per cent effective.

See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2019/05/29/pop-goes-the-measles/

Instead, Modern Mystic Medicine uses weasel words such as the Bradford Hill Criteria that spectacularly failed to identify nuclear fallout [especially in the form of Caesium-137] as the culprit causing lung cancer and coronary heart disease in men.

Koch’s postulates … have largely been supplanted by other criteria such as the Bradford Hill criteria for infectious disease causality in modern public health.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koch%E2%80%99s_postulates

In 1965, the English statistician Sir Austin Bradford Hill proposed a set of nine criteria to provide epidemiologic evidence of a causal relationship between a presumed cause and an observed effect. (For example, he demonstrated the connection between cigarette smoking and lung cancer.)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradford_Hill_criteria

Tobacco and the Economy: Farms, Jobs, and Communities
Fred Gale, Linda Foreman, and Thomas Capehart
Agricultural Economic Report No. 789 – November 2000
United States Department of Agriculture

https://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/pub-details/?pubid=41167

A Feasibility Study of the Health Consequences to the American Population from Nuclear Weapons Tests conducted by the United States and Other Nations
Volume 1 – Technical Report – August 2001 – Draft for Peer Review and Public Comment
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the National Cancer Institute

https://malagabay.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/falloutreport_volume1.pdf

See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2015/03/06/the-cholesterol-correlation-the-caesium-137-correlation/

Caesium-137, or radiocaesium, is a radioactive isotope of caesium which is formed as one of the more common fission products by the nuclear fission of uranium-235 and other fissionable isotopes in nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons.

Caesium-137 has a half-life of about 30.17 years.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cs_137

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/283361062

See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2015/03/10/tobaccos-bum-rap/

https://www.bmj.com/content/323/7312/541

See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2015/03/01/the-cholesterol-correlation-the-elephant-in-the-room/

Therefore, it’s not known whether the identified “viruses” are:

1) Messenger packages passed between cells
or
2) A pathogen that hijacks healthy cells
or
3) Something completely different.

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the virus strain that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a respiratory illness.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SARS-CoV-2

And to make matters worse:

Covid-19 testing doesn’t isolate and identify the SARS-CoV-2 “virus”.

https://www.rubikon.news/artikel/der-pandemie-krimi

https://www.wodarg.com/

Respiratory Therapist: “They Are Trying To Scare You”
Coronavirus Covid-19 Virus Pandemic
TruthSeekerTV – 29 April 2020

04:41
They’re not testing for a virus.

05:08
This Covid test is different.

They’re testing for an RNA sequence
from a reaction to the virus.

(and look this up please, look it up,
they’re not testing for a virus,
there’s not one test to test for a virus.
Okay?)

Then they put it in our PCR.

It’s a PCR test which means it amplifies it.

So if there’s any little one little shred of that RNA sequence,
from a damaged cell in your in your lungs or in your nasal passage,
you’re going to test positive
.

Now that can come from cancer,
that can come from radiation,
that can come from several things

Instead, they test for a RNA sequence that’s “never been connected to a virus”.

Famous virologist Thomas Rivers stated in a 1936 speech,
“It is obvious that Koch’s postulates have not been satisfied in viral diseases”.

The coronavirus panic is just that, an irrational panic, based on an unproven RNA test, that has never been connected to a virus.

And which won’t be connected to a virus unless the virus is purified.

Furthermore, even if the test can detect a novel virus the presence of a virus is not proof that it is the cause of the severe symptoms that some people who test positive experience (but not all who test positive).

Finally, even if the test can detect a virus, and it is dangerous, we do not know what the rate of false positives is.

Flaws in Coronavirus Pandemic Theory
David Crowe – 23 April 2020

https://theinfectiousmyth.com/book/CoronavirusPanic.pdf

The Infectious Myth – A Book Project by David Crowe
https://theinfectiousmyth.com/

Note
None of Wikipedia’s weasel words mean: Isolate and Identify.

COVID-19 testing can identify the SARS-CoV-2 virus and includes methods that detect the presence of virus itself (RT-PCR, isothermal nucleic acid amplification, antigen) and those that detect antibodies produced in response to infection.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COVID-19_testing

Personally:

I’m surprised they don’t test by Floating Nasal Swabs.

See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2020/04/17/nanny-nation/

It’s the cheapest way to find a Contagious Covid-19 Coven.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Hopkins

And:

It’s the fastest way to enable the medical Exorcists and Extortionists.

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2 Responses to Exorcists and Extortionists

  1. Hari says:

    Tim,
    Here is another interesting news item from Tanzania regarding the accuracy of RT-PCR kits to detect the virus:

    https://www.wionews.com/world/goats-and-cheese-test-positive-for-coronavirus-in-tanzania-296490

    The govt randomly introduced non-human samples (from a goat, sheep and pawpaw (cheese?) and labelled those with fictitious names along with other samples. Apparently, the goat and cheese samples tested positive!

  2. malagabay says:

    With friends like this….

    UK Column News: https://youtu.be/8eiUm-q-NqM 4 May 2020

    51:03
    If you’re a member of the public
    now starting to get deeply concerned at
    watching the United Kingdom turn into a
    communist or a communitarian fascist
    even state and that’s what we’ve been
    describing today then unlike the
    gentleman in the cartoon you need to do
    something …

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