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The comment that "now everybody questions everything" could be referring to such popular and previously unthinkable notions as: men can become women and give birth; the earth is getting alarmingly hot, and the oceans will soon swallow coastal cities, etc., and similar fanciful bread and circus distractions.

However, when the rubber actually hit the road and critical thinking skills were required of us all, that is, when a pretext for tyranny was presented to us 40 months ago, in the guise of a sinister microbe, the IQ test then laid before us was quite straightforward: Will you allow this latest phenomenon to damage yourself, your family, your community and its social nexi, personal autonomy and public participation, the consumer economy, children's education, and whatever may be left of representative government?

Unfortunately, too many, way too many flunked the IQ test and fell for the scamdemic all its artifices and artifacts, exhibiting as you say, "severe deficits of judgment."

So I think not enough of us question what should be especially questioned.

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Jul 6, 2023Liked by Mark Oshinskie

A question for today, after 40 months of questions the majority never asked—- with answers now showing the fallacy of their groupthink: how is it possible that people STILL defend the shots, the masks, the lockdowns??!🤯

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Jul 6, 2023Liked by Mark Oshinskie

As soon as I found you on Substack, I admired you because you knew from day one that "two weeks to flatten the curve" was a lie. I was naive and thought that well, the hospitals will call in all their personnel, they'll get on solid fighting footing, those two weeks in "isolation" could keep most people from maybe getting the virus until the hospitals are ready, and then after that, we'd resume our lives and pray. I truly thought a "novel virus" would be like smallpox and 30% of those of us infected could die. I cooked and froze two weeks worth of meals for my family of nine, in case I didn't make it, and mentally and spiritually prepared myself for living a life where I or my husband or two or three of my children could be taken by a disease we had no defense against. It wasn't until those two weeks were up at the end of March 2020 and Gov. Tom Wolf of PA extended the "emergency" that I realized I'd been had. I may have been naive, but I'm not stupid. (Or maybe I am stupid for believing the lies for two weeks, but at least I learned my lesson.)

What baffles me is that most people I know are pains in the rear about silly things, but then when something real and dangerous like tyranny over their lives actually happened, they shut their pieholes and did whatever nonsense they were told! I remember sitting in a restaurant pre-Covid with an extended family member who sent her meal back twice because it wasn't hot enough. She was very assertive about her right to a hot meal in a middlin' restaurant! But soon after that display of asserting her "rights," she abandoned all her actual rights, masked up dutifully, took four of those shots, and still hasn't returned to church because there are too many people there. Along with you, I don't understand why all those people who "question everything" didn't actually question anything when it mattered.

Thanks for putting pen to paper and calling out the lies. You must have gotten some of your smarts, courage, and patriotism from your uncle. May perpetual light shine upon him.

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Jul 6, 2023Liked by Mark Oshinskie

I’m still waiting for apologies from my “friends” who got mightily offended when I raised these very same questions during the height of Covidmania. They behaved like it was their righteous responsibility to defend those who imposed all the tyrannical edicts on society. Some of them still defend lockdowns and vax mandates to this day.

I wear every epithet they threw at me--“liar”, “dangerous”, “having a death wish”, “should be jailed”--like a badge of honor. At least it validates that I was awake to the tyranny around us and what it portends for the future.

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Jul 6, 2023Liked by Mark Oshinskie

The only question I did not ask myself, is about the election year.... all the others played in my mind. Especially those about, if a mask protects you why do I have to wear one, if the injection protects you, why do I have to take it as well? what difference does it make if I go left to right or right to left in the Walmart? How can a plastic barrier keep the virus behind it and not cross over? Can it go only 6 feet far and leave the rest of the room virus free? Does it attack those that stand up in a restaurant but not those sitting down? It now seems so ridiculous that people did not realize this. Saw a few travel docs about places where this happened, and you think, why did people go along with this? And then I go to the store and 2 employees are still wearing masks. They probably sleep with them on

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Jul 6, 2023Liked by Mark Oshinskie

My brother is the type of guy who would be the first to call BS on a subject if he thought it was wrong. He'd give you his opinion on anything, even if you didn't know you wanted it. He's even "corrected" me twice on FB postings that I have forwarded, basically showing me that I need to do "my research" before posting stuff (I stick to cat videos and funny memes now). But when it comes to all the covid stuff? Bought the story hook, line, and sinker, as far as I can tell. Questions everything BUT THAT. I just don't understand.

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Jul 6, 2023Liked by Mark Oshinskie

I have not read the study yet, but apparently there is a pre-print, non-peer-reviewed (yet) issue of the Lancet that concludes 74% of deaths after the vaccine were caused by the vaccine.

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Jul 6, 2023Liked by Mark Oshinskie

I believe that most who were fooled and duped into compliance with Covid restrictions are laying low and waiting for the rest of us to "forget" what took place. Sadly, many will forget for now- but will their memories suddenly kick in when the next scam is thrust upon us? Fear was the main motivation for most to get the jab- now they must live with the fear of vax reactions, some reactions may not manifest for months or years.

It's a hot mess that will never be fully "cleaned up". I choose not to forget and will always be suspicious! Cool story about your uncle- thanks for sharing!

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Jul 6, 2023Liked by Mark Oshinskie

What a good thesis to begin with “Today, people question everything.” Not, and the list of topics is getting longer, or is it that what we are not allowed to question is expanding? Perhaps the judgement that was just issued that gov cannot demand censorship of social media will make a difference, but what about other avenues of intentionally lying to the public? The National Defense Act allows Congress to lie (this was before mis/disinformation were introduced into our vocabulary...another good topic:changing vocabulary)...I’ll never forget hearing that on NPR on my car radio on my way to work one day during the Obama administration. I was stunned. I even recall the place on the road! What will happen when the National Defense Act is up for renewal? Will that provision be removed now that a judge has said the gov cannot demand censorship? Does that cover intentionally lying for the sake of national security?

Is “do your own research “ what we all need to do more of? At the community college where I taught, we went through a time when we were encouraging students to use the library more, and emphasized the classic research model: idea/hypothesis, research answers, question findings, redefine/restate idea/hypothesis and research again.... this is not exactly how it was stated, but there were grants and workshops and projects for faculty with librarians. A graphic was created of the cyclic process and made into posters and bookmarks. Research was to include multiple and varied sources and disciplines. We not only wanted to promote thoughtful critical thinking, but teach effective confident skills to prevent plagiarism.

“Today we question everything.” What does that even mean to most people? Like you Mark, I have not heard much questioning but a lot of unquestioning support of the latest thing and trashing or name calling of those not on board. When someone tells me “they all lie”, I want to know what that person does to find answers. Usually though, there is no discussion about facts or information, just throwing up of hands.

I want to tell people to expand your sources, read and listen to various viewpoints. I’m not sure if that would solve many problems, but it can start with more of us seeing the threads of good ideas and truth that exist in all sorts of text, speech and experience.

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At a family picnic on the Fourth of July, my sister-in-law (a nurse in an extended-care facility) stated she believes we will never isolate patients from family members ever again for a virus. A young woman who works for the Public Health Department in Philadelphia was also there, and was asked for her opinion. She said "it depends on what it is, how fast it spreads, how lethal, etc." This response spoke volumes to me. The powers-that-be will try again with their repressive measures. They simply have to make up the facts to fit the demands. I want to believe there will be MANY who will just say NO! God bless your uncle and your family who lent him to the service of our country.

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One thing that has always baffled me about the people who “fell” for the scamdemic is that a good portion of them (at least some the ones that I know personally) are super smart...I mean not just educated, but genuinely intelligent and very bright. So what gives?? How can people THIS smart not see the writing on the wall or connect the dots (that are practically touching)?? I’ve come to believe that perhaps the difference between us and them was never the level of “intelligence”, but rather...discernment. I don’t see discernment so much a gift as it is a spiritual connection thru which it (discernment) flows. The same way that water will flow thru a pipe, but only if the spigot is engaged. It feels like so many people are simply “disconnected” from God (the source, the universe, whatever you’d like to call it). Without the connection, there is no discernment...and without discernment, we are spiritually blind to things such as the scamdemic (and so many other things I’ve since learned).

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Jul 6, 2023Liked by Mark Oshinskie

Has man truly “evolved”? We no longer burn witches at the stake. But we still do and think evil and absurd things. So my answer to that question would be “sadly and tragically NO”. Satan is still at work.

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Jul 6, 2023Liked by Mark Oshinskie

Mark, you’ve inspired me to read more about this dark corner of US history. The answer to your question though is that totalitarian subjects NEVER use logic to justify submission.

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Jul 9, 2023Liked by Mark Oshinskie

A follow-on to your question: "Why did American public schools stay closed for 18 months when kids were at no risk?" is

Why did American public schools stay closed for 18 months when kids kids in other countries were attending school with no obvious side effects?

The lack of inquisitiveness on the part of the American public was/is depressing.

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Jul 7, 2023·edited Jul 7, 2023Liked by Mark Oshinskie

I've been moving my mother-in-law into a memory care home this week, which is dredging up many emotions, but I was cheered when I saw that your latest 'stack was in my in-box; I just read it, and as always I loved your matter-of-fact take on all things scamdemic, but this one hit home even harder: those of us who saw the scam early on had more time to examine the lies from all sides, and to mull why the official narrative was so transparently false to some but nowhere near most, but this week with my mother-in-law has helped me confirm one thing: If my Mom had gone into any hospital or home during the scamdemic there would have been hell to pay by anyone who tried to keep me from her side.

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Jul 6, 2023Liked by Mark Oshinskie

Excellent posting, Mark. I will use the list of your questions on my social media profiles.

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