By JOHN LEAKE
The security analyst and author, Gavin de Becker, just gave a fascinating interview on Tucker Carlson Today. He must surely have one of most extraordinary life stories in history, beginning with a childhood of high, unpredictable drama and adventure. While most children would have been crushed by the chaos of it, in his case, it seems to have sharpened his senses and made him lightning fast on his feet.
In the summer of 2007, a Colorado game warden told me about Mr. de Becker’s book, The Gift of Fear. The warden often went undercover to perform sting operations on illegal poachers, some of whom were involved in multiple criminal enterprises. As a law officer—alone in the country with armed men while pretending to be their friend in order to bust them for poaching—he needed to be constantly vigilant to signs that his subjects were beginning to regard him with suspicion.
He told me he’d found Mr. de Becker’s book useful because it illustrated for him just how sensitive our intuitions are for detecting danger. If your intuition tells you that you are in the presence of a predatory or hostile man—even if he is assuring you of his friendship and affection—you should always listen to your intuition. Though it’s not infallible, it’s so accurate that we second guess it at our peril.
This principle applied equally to the game warden and the men he was trying to sting, who were often wily and alert to the possibility of law officers in their midst. My game warden friend practiced being in tune with his intuitions and trusting them. To be sure, he was in the business of dealing with dangerous humans. Because we humans are apex predators and often prey on each other, nature has instilled in us the capacity to sense the presence of a dangerous man, even if he’s an artful dissimulator.
Our threat detection system is calibrated differently for men and women. Women may be twice as sensitive to danger because they frequently look out not only for themselves, but also for infants in their care. Dr. McCullough and I have often observed that the greatest soldiers of the medical freedom movement are mothers who quickly detected that our ruling class is full of predators.
As Mr. de Becker points out in his Tucker Carlson interview, while modern humans are inclined to second guess their intuitions, they are nevertheless easily programmed to fear what they are told to fear by authority figures. In this way, our archaic threat detection system can be hijacked and exploited by tyrants, who have always incited fear to augment their power. When we are mortally afraid, our survival instinct is to fight or flee from the threat, not to think about it in critical way.
By constant fear-mongering, our health agencies and media conditioned us to:
1). Excessively and indiscriminately fear COVID-19 without consideration of the fact that it’s a markedly risk-stratified illness.
2). Irrationally fear early treatment modalities such as hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin, which are (in fact) some of the safest drugs known to man.
Through its COVID-19 PSYOP, our government and media generated an overwhelming desire for anything that would deliver us from the purported danger. This, in turn, made us vulnerable to the lie that the so-called COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. The result of this PSYOP was an extreme distortion of reality that enabled our overlords to hijack and pervert our natural capacity for fear.
Thus we witnessed the bizarre spectacle of pregnant mothers receiving the new, experimental gene transfer shot, even though pregnant women were excluded from the human trials. Contrast this with hydroxychloroquine, which has, for decades, been known to be perfectly safe for pregnant women, with hundreds of millions of doses tolerated by this cohort in tropical countries where malaria is endemic.
In the United States it has long been standard for pregnant women to abstain from drinking a single glass or wine or eating raw-milk cheese, but many of these same women lined up to receive the experimental shots developed at “Warp Speed.” This was a stark example of the “fear programming” that Mr. de Becker elucidates in his interview.
Another stunning perversion of fear was the false claim that COVID-19 posed a significant risk to young athletes, while simultaneously insisting the mRNA COVID-19 shots present none. In fact, it’s the opposite, with young athletes at virtually zero risk of severe COVID-19, but especially susceptible to vaccine-induced myocarditis and pericarditis.
I strongly recommend watching the interview and picking up a copy of the book Cause Unknown, by Ed Dowd, for which Mr. de Becker assisted with research and analysis and wrote the Afterword
John L and Dr Peter, thank you for all that you’re doing and all that you have done to help forward this cause. I wrote this this morning on Pierre Cory Substack, where he published an article by a Midwestern doctor. I wanted to share this response to you and thanks for all that you two have done and continue to do. Thank you both, with heartfelt sincerity.
A MidWest Dr - Thank you for your note above. You say, “Fauci and Birk WILLFULLY IGNORED any data that challenged their narrative” and in your paper you cited the following, about the same subject,
‘One of Atlas’s most concerning discoveries was the extreme lack of knowledge on the part of Fauci, Redfield, and Burks. Further, he said they DID NOT APPEAR TO UNDERSTAND that most of the population was at very little risk from a COVID infection’
I am a nice person, and I fully appreciate why Doctor atlas understated the case.... but...... I call ‘Horseshuit’ on that!!! Personally, I will go to my grave, absolutely convinced that it was not ignorance, willful or otherwise! It wasn’t just a little mistake by people who are so smart.... INDEED - I am convinced that in reality it was cold, hard, calculating personal advantage that was driving there coordinated campaign to PUBLICLY CRUCIFY any doctor, statistician or scientist that attempted to speak the truth. And further I would venture to guess that nearly 100% of you out there that know the truth of what we see, would completely agree with me in this regard. Sorry to be so blunt but I for one, will grant no quarter, and give no ‘benefit of the doubt’ on this one. Too many people have died. Too many people have been injured. Too many people have lost their small businesses. Too many middle class property owners have lost their property because of lack of rent while still having to pay the mortgage. I called horse shiut on the belief that they didn’t know what they were doing! And that’s all I have to say about that. 😤
A Midwestern Dr. - don’t get me wrong you’ve done an amazing, absolutely amazing job in laying out what happened and the malfeasance bar that has been met. You as a doctor, blogger, and professional, you are duty-bound to walk a very, very fine and accurate line in your exposition. Me on the other hand, I’m just a kid who grew up in the Midwest and skinned my knees there, when I fell climbing trees there. My only duty is to pointedly, directly, and unabashedly - call a SPADE A SPADE. ☺️
Thank you for this summary of the interview, which I didn’t see. It has so much truth in it. As a mother and a government skeptic already, Covid sent me into overdrive in terms of the danger signals that we were being lied to and lead in a direction that was desired by someone(s) for reasons that were not trustworthy. My suspicion was heightened when president trump mentioned hydroxychloroquine and was roasted by people who knew it was safe and inexpensive. Then the PCR test used as the diagnostic tool-one phone call to a trusted laboratory owner confirmed that the test was being misused and not diagnosing anything close to a dangerous covid-19 infection. It’s a test used in the food industry for salmonella and listeria detection. A positive means that there’s confirmation of DNA present, but it takes 4-5 days to confirm if the pathogen is dead or alive. No such thing as a diagnosis in 30 minutes. Complete psyop. Plus, the test is meant to detect DNA and it had to be altered in questionable ways to detect RNA, which is the type of virus that Covid 19 is. This was an exercise in manipulating a test, the results, and the fear of the unknown that translated into false statistics. Fauci and all involved should be sent to Guantanamo and abandoned to a slow death. It blows my mind that such evil exists in humans.