In 2020 dozens of news outlets reported that unprecedented famines were to be expected as a result of COVID lockdowns worldwide. Apparently, that was good enough. People were frightened by the speculation, so job done for the corporate media. Golf clap.
But you haven’t heard much about the actual famines which have been brutal, and of course, far, far worse than the virus itself.
In April of last year, the BBC reported that between 135 and 250 million globally could suffer food shortages as a result of lockdowns. Fast forward to the present and the actual damage is far worse. While we tend to call these events famines, they are more accurately described as food shortages. Famine suggests an act of nature, such as the result of drought. But these food shortages are the result of supply chains being disrupted combined with the sharp increase in poverty. So, not only can millions not access food, but they can’t afford it even when they can.
More recently, David Beasley, director of the World Food Programme, “predicted” that “[…] lockdowns […] could cause famines, destabilization of countries and mass migrations unless the world continues to work together to help poorer countries make it through the pandemic.”
This underwhelming piece of information comes at the same point in history when regimes in South America are driving tens of thousands of people to the southern US border with these same artificially generated food shortages. Likewise, all over the world, regimes are using the so-called pandemic as an excuse to regulate, dominate, control, and demoralize vulnerable populations.
In Australia and Canada, we have seen report after report accompanied by video corroboration of police forces brutalizing men, women, children, and even the elderly for defying lockdown restrictions. One man was subjected to a mass media enhanced manhunt for walking down a hall without wearing a mask. The man was reported by hotel workers and was pursued by police while the media reported him to the public via CCTV calling him a dangerous criminal.
If they will do this to constitutionally protected populations in wealthy western countries, imagine what they will do to the indigent in third world nations. For them, the results have been earth-shattering.
While Beasley told audiences about the millions who would soon experience hunger, the numbers rose in real-time as if he were speaking from a point in time 14 months in the past.
Last year, they said the famines would reach “biblical proportions.” Well, those proportions have been reached and exceeded. The answer offered by Beasley, the BBC, and their like is not to stop tyrannizing populations, but rather to “defeat this disease.”
Those who are suffering the most know better than anyone that it isn’t the disease killing them. It’s unbalanced power wielded by people who believe they have a right to rule and control others.
Conservative estimates indicate that at least 262 million people have been killed by their own governments over the last 100 years, a phenomenon known as Democide. With rampant official disinformation about COVID, that number is growing faster than ever.