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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s record-smashing bestseller, “The Real Anthony Fauci: Bill Gates, Big Pharma, and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health,” demolishes the public images — piously promoted by corporate media — of Dr. Anthony Fauci and Bill Gates.
Unfortunately, however, you won’t be able to read a review of Kennedy’s book in major media. That’s because the corporate establishment has circled the wagons to censor it — by pretending it doesn’t exist.
But it does exist. The book surged to #1 on Amazon.com even before it hit the bookstores, and it swept the bestseller lists of the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA TODAY and Publishers Weekly — none of which will even mention that the book was published, let alone review it.
It seems we are witnessing a mind-boggling first in U.S. book publishing history — when the hottest runaway bestseller of the season can’t even get its name mentioned in any major newspaper, TV or cable news program anywhere in the 50 states.
Say hello to a new kind of suppression: censorship by oblivion — brazen, vicious, ugly and cowardly.
This type of censorship subverts your right to make up your own mind after hearing both sides of a controversy.
Instead, it simply labels the side it doesn’t like as “misinformation” and keeps you from hearing it at all.
But is the censorship working?
Astonishingly, given how much establishment firepower was lined up to crush this book, it is not working.
Against all odds, the disturbing portrait Kennedy paints in “The Real Anthony Fauci” led the book to sell a record-breaking 110,000 copies in its first week. Through word of mouth, sales have reached more than 900,000 copies.
Do all those readers believe they are getting something they cannot get anywhere else?
“Yes,” Kennedy said. “They’re getting the truth.”
Whether or not you agree with everything you read in “The Real Anthony Fauci,” you will have to agree that it does not pull punches or play with euphemisms. The book paints an unsettling picture of Fauci as corrupt and cynically focused on amassing power and money (he is the highest-paid employee of the U.S. government, earning more than the president and four-star generals).
Kennedy’s book portrays Fauci as a power-hungry bureaucrat who has pursued a cynical agenda for more than 50 years, during which his reckless ambition and collusion with Big Pharma have needlessly sickened, crippled and caused the death of millions of Americans.
Is that dark portrait of Fauci accurate — or even fair?
That is a question that Fauci’s many admirers in government, industry, science and medicine should be able to answer with a resounding “No.” They should be able to bury Kennedy’s book under a mountain of indisputable facts that expose it as a false and slanderous assault on a great man and noble public servant.
So one might think. But one would be wrong.
Legions of Fauci adorers have indeed rushed to defend Fauci, but not by rebutting or exposing any fact in Kennedy’s book as false or slanderous.
In fact, Fauci’s defenders don’t address the facts in Kennedy’s book at all, let alone try to rebut his accusations.
Instead, as if they were all singing from the same hymnal, they just call Kennedy names — “anti-vaxxer,” “conspiracy theorist,” “the dumbest Kennedy” — and then bask smugly in the warm applause they receive from the very media that refuse to acknowledge Kennedy’s book even exists.
Does something about this smell fishy?
According to The Washington Times, “The book is flying off the shelves even though technology platforms refuse to carry its advertising [and] mainstream media outlets won’t touch it.”
According to Kennedy’s publisher, the fix is in.
“I defy you to find a single case where the No. 1 bestselling book in America over a 16-day period has not been mentioned in one mainstream newspaper in the country.
“We pitched Bobby Kennedy to all of the mainstream media outlets — television, newspapers — and none of those places have even asked to see a copy of the book … So they don’t care about the content, and they’re not trying to refute any of the claims.”
In other words, no need for you to decide whether Kennedy is right or wrong about Fauci. Your overlords have already decided for you, and spared you the mental distress of encountering any information to the contrary.
A few paragraphs earlier, I characterized this as censorship by oblivion. It is also censorship by asphyxiation.
In other words, why stir up public resentment by preventing a dangerous book from being published? Or waste energy (and credibility) trying to rebut it?
Much smarter to let it be published — then starve it of oxygen by preventing it from ever being seen, heard, written about or discussed in any major medium of information or communication.
Perplexingly, Fauci himself seems unwilling or unable to seriously address, let alone rebut, any of the facts or accusations in Kennedy’s book.
Like his defenders, Fauci’s idea of a “rebuttal” is to call Kennedy names, or label him “a disturbed individual.”
Here is a typical Fauci “rebuttal” when asked by an interviewer about the accusations in Kennedy’s book:
“I just think he’s a very disturbed individual. And I … I don’t like to have to say that, but it’s very, very clear. And it’s a shame because he comes from such an extraordinarily distinguished family, many members of whom I know personally, and I was very close to Senator Ted Kennedy, who was such an extraordinary person and a real warrior for public health … and to have RFK Jr. just spouting things that make absolutely no sense.”
Of course, that is not a rebuttal. It is an attempt to change the subject from accusations against Fauci to alleged defects in Kennedy’s character — or, in the above example, his mental health.
When asked by the same interviewer if Fauci and his family are receiving death threats, Fauci replied:
“Oh, the answer is yes … when you have the inflammatory statements [from] people like RFK Jr., and some of the Fox media personalities … And when they do that publicly, that’s when I get more death threats and people harass me, my wife and my children.”
Again, Fauci deftly pivots away from the charges against him in Kennedy’s book in order to make the irrelevant and inflammatory claim that Kennedy’s book is responsible for death threats against Fauci’s wife and children.
This kind of “rebuttal” reminds one of the knee-jerk response one gets from the Anti-Defamation League (or members of Congress who fear being primaried by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee) whenever Israel is criticized.
If a news report says that an Israeli military attack on a Palestinian civilian area killed a large number of non-combatant women and children, the facts are never denied or even addressed.
Instead, the person or news source reporting these facts is accused of being “anti-Semitic” … a “Holocaust denier” … or “self-hating Jew.”
Result? The despicable, lying, Jew-hater (or “self-hating Jew”) is ridiculed, reviled and routed. Case closed.
Which is exactly what happens when Fauci is attacked. His defenders do not address the charges — they just name-call the accuser an “anti-vaxxer” or “conspiracy theorist.”
The massive circling of the wagons by mainstream media, corporate CEOs, Big Pharma, the White House, members of Congress, the American Medical Association, World Health Organization, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the National Security Agency — in short, the entire deep state — to crush this book into oblivion, is not just astonishing, it is also alarming.
Why? Because one seldom knows when censorship by oblivion is taking place. That’s what makes it so deadly.
Another line of attack against Kennedy’s book — one that frees Fauci’s defenders from having to actually rebut its facts — is to point to how much approval and publicity the book is getting from Trump voters, from FOX News anchors like Tucker Carlson and from the right wing in general.
The inference you are supposed to draw, of course, is that if Trump, FOX and all those right-wing “deplorables” love this book, then every intelligent person ought to hate it.
In other words, whatever the “bad guys” say, real Americans should do the opposite.
Given that perverse logic, I shudder at the bloody consequences if, one day, Trump ever took it into his head to say he thinks it’s a bad idea to lick the edge of a sharp knife with one’s tongue.
What factual errors and disinformation have been discovered in Kennedy’s book?
Attackers claim Kennedy’s book is full of errors. Perhaps it is. But they never say what those errors are, only that Kennedy is a liar or mentally disturbed.
For example, this hit piece in the New York Post says:
“The only thing RFK Jr. is successful at, it seems, is lowering the bar for atrocious behavior and the deliberate spread of misinformation.”
If that were true, it would be a black mark against the book. But the author, Maureen Callahan, never identifies the “atrocious behavior” or “misinformation.”
Like other Kennedy attackers, Callahan considers it sufficient simply to smear Kennedy’s character.
So she calls him “the left’s most prominent anti-vaxxer” and for good measure tells you that another Kennedy male is “a sexual assaulter or rapist, or left a young woman paralyzed for life, or to die alone in a shallow body of water.”
Although none of that has anything to do with Kennedy or his book, the author of this hit piece clearly hopes you will think it does.
By the way, although Kennedy’s critics keep calling him an “anti-vaxxer,” he is not. He is only “anti” unsafe and ineffective vaccines.
As Kennedy said in a Town & Country Magazine interview:
“If you get a single injection, and it was safe and it gave you protection from COVID for life, of course I would take it [empasis added], as I think everybody would.”
His attackers know that, of course, but truth is not their goal. The goal, instead, is to destroy Kennedy and his book by any means possible, in order to protect Fauci.
But wait! That is not accurate. I misspoke.
The many powerful forces that have united to crush Kennedy and his book did not come together to protect Fauci. It seems they came together to protect themselves, and the system of exploitation and control that Fauci has so loyally served for 50 years.
Perhaps they fear that if Fauci falls, they will be dragged down with him. For even though the title of Kennedy’s book names only Anthony Fauci, its reach encompasses virtually every facet of what has now come to be called “the deep state.”
Kennedy’s deconstruction of Fauci’s near-mythic image as “America’s Doctor,” and that of Bill Gates as “the world’s most admired person” (for allegedly donating billions to charity with no expectation of reward), are merely entry wedges into the dark world of hidden interlocking power structures that manipulate and control the democratic façade beneath which they operate.
As Kennedy clearly states in his Introduction (which must have sent chills up and down the spines of some of America’s most powerful movers and shakers):
“In this book, I track the rise of Anthony Fauci from his start as a young public health researcher and physician through his metamorphosis into the powerful technocrat who helped orchestrate and execute 2020’s historic coup d’état against Western democracy. I explore the carefully planned militarization and monetization of medicine that has left American health ailing and its democracy shattered.
“I chronicle the troubling role of the dangerous concentrated mainstream media, Big Tech robber barons, the military and intelligence communities and their deep historical alliances with Big Pharma and public health agencies.
“The disturbing story that unfolds here has never been told, and many in power have worked hard to prevent the public from learning it.”
This may be why “The Real Anthony Fauci” has become a monster bestseller despite enormous efforts by the powers-that-be to keep its existence a secret.
Is every attack on Kennedy’s book a dishonest attempt to discredit him?
Of course not. For example, in preparing this article, since there were no reviews by mainstream media, I looked at some of the reader reviews on the Amazon.com website (which is making lots of money selling the book, but won’t accept ads for it, although it can’t refuse to print reader comments about it).
One reader pointed out a serious error he said undermined his belief in the book’s credibility. I thought his criticism sounded so reasonable that I asked Kennedy for his response.
Kennedy responded in less than 24 hours with 10 pages of evidence including six pages of graphs that revealed the “error” to be — not Kennedy’s — but the reader’s.
If that were not enough, Kennedy intends to upload the reader’s criticism to his website, alongside his rebuttal, both of which will be included in the next edition of the book.
That is how serious scholars address serious criticism — not by name-calling but by providing verifiable documentation. (If you wish to read the reader’s criticism and Kennedy’s 10-page response, you can find them here).
How do mainstream media justify refusing to review a book by an important public figure about a subject that affects the life (and death) of millions?
Simple. They don’t bother to justify it at all. They don’t even admit they’re doing it.
The same way that Google, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and all the other mega-platforms don’t admit they have tweaked their algorithms to make it harder and harder (sometimes impossible) to find information that contradicts the official government narrative — whether the subject is COVID-19, Black Lives Matter, Russiagate, corporate crime, police brutality or the alleged “threat” to America from “the rise of China.”
Anything that contradicts the official line is deemed “misinformation” and subject to censorship by the giant internet and social media monopolies, which do the bidding (the illegal bidding) of the government, which tells them what and whom to censor under threat of being taxed or harassed or even broken up by more aggressive enforcement of the antitrust laws.
You don’t have to agree with Kennedy’s book to agree that allowing the government and its corporate media allies to prevent you from reading it should not be in any way acceptable — or legal.
Yet even so-called progressive figures like Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) are urging private internet companies to censor free speech in the name of preventing “the spread of disinformation,” as she wrote in her astonishing letter to Amazon.com CEO Andy Jassy.
Warren’s letter urges Jassy (under implied threat of government sanctions that could hurt his company) to “modify” Amazon’s algorithms, so that any books dealing with COVID-19 treatments and vaccines will support the official government line.
This means Amazon would have to downgrade, hide or even refuse to sell books that question or challenge official government pronouncements, even when those books are written by eminent doctors and scientists with unimpeachable medical credentials.
There are two serious problems with this.
The first is that this constitutes government censorship, which is illegal, even if the government pretends that the censorship is being exercised by private corporations.
The courts have ruled the government cannot evade First Amendment protections for free speech by intimidating private companies into censoring speech by proxy that which the government is legally forbidden to censor directly.
The second, more serious problem is: Who gets to define what constitutes “disinformation?” Too often, it is whoever controls the levers of government at any particular moment.
Today, those in control happen to be “the Establishment,” “the Deep State,” “the Powers-That-Be” — or whatever you wish to call them. They have denounced Kennedy for allegedly spreading “disinformation,” though his reports are verified and confirmed by eminent doctors and scientists all over the world, who are reporting successful treatments — and cures — for COVID-19 without jabbing their patients with arguably dangerous vaccines associated with pulmonary blood clots, strokes, heart attacks and miscarriages.
Two of the many prominent scientists who support the findings in Kennedy’s book are Dr. Meryl Nass, a biological warfare epidemiologist and world-renowned authority on vaccine-induced illnesses, and Dr. Robert Malone, who helped develop the very mRNA technology on which the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are based.
Those vaccines, it must be mentioned, were developed with grants of billions of dollars in U.S. taxpayer dollars. But once the vaccines were ready, instead of giving them to the American public that paid to create them, the government “signed secret vaccine deals” that gave away the exclusive patent rights for these vaccines to Pfizer, Moderna, Merck and other giant drug companies — enabling them to charge taxpayers another $100 billion for the very vaccines the taxpayers had already paid billions to develop. We can thank Fauci for that — as the drug companies have been thanking him for the last 50 years.
Awash in revenue from Big Pharma advertising, mainstream media convinced millions of Americans Fauci is their hero. Have they been fooled?
As director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Fauci dispenses $6.1 billion in annual taxpayer-provided funding for scientific research. This financial clout allows him to exert a powerful influence over hospitals, universities and medical journals, and over thousands of doctors and scientists who court his good will, and who will say whatever he wants them to say, because he can make or break their careers merely by picking up the phone.
“The Real Anthony Fauci” shows how “America’s Doctor” launched his career during the early AIDS epidemic — not by helping to fight it — but by opportunistically partnering with pharmaceutical companies to sabotage safe and effective off-patent therapeutic treatments in favor of costly but profitable drugs like AZT, which reportedly killed more patients than the disease.
Kennedy offers evidence that Fauci orchestrated fraudulent studies, and then pressured regulators at the FDA into approving a deadly chemotherapy treatment he had good reason to know was worthless against AIDS.
According to Kennedy’s documentation, Fauci repeatedly violated federal laws to allow his Pharma partners to use poverty-ridden dark-skinned children in Third World countries as lab rats in deadly experiments with toxic AIDS and cancer chemotherapies, without obtaining proper informed consent from their parents, who often did not realize what would be done to their children.
In early 2000, Fauci shook hands with Bill Gates in the library of Gates’ $147 million Seattle mansion, cementing a partnership to launch and control the spectacularly profitable $60 billion global vaccine market. As a result of U.S. funding leverage and personal relationships with heads of state and influential media institutions, the Pharma-Fauci-Gates alliance became a colossus that dominates every aspect of global health policy.
Kennedy walks you through the secret deals by which Fauci, Gates and their powerful Big Pharma allies manipulate media outlets, scientific journals, key government decision-makers, global intelligence agencies and scientists on their payroll into terrifying the public with propaganda about the virulence of COVID-19 — while at the same time ruthlessly muzzling debate and censoring dissenting voices, especially those who question the need for costly and reportedly dangerous vaccines when there already exist safe and inexpensive drugs that reports show are more effective than vaccines against COVID-19.
Perhaps one of the most serious charges against Fauci is his funding of gain-of-function (GOF) research on viruses.
“Gain of function” refers to genetic alteration of a natural virus so that it becomes more contagious and more deadly to humans. Proponents of GOF research argue that creating these enhanced deadly viruses enables them to develop antidotes to fight them.
But there was a huge uproar against this kind of research in the scientific and medical community, which was alarmed at the real possibility that one of these super-germs might escape and wreak terrible havoc.
As a result, President Obama banned any further GOF research. But Fauci disobeyed him, and secretly diverted taxpayer money to continue funding this research by relocating it to a lab in Wuhan, China.
When COVID-19 struck, Fauci was alarmed. He did not want Wuhan’s GOF experiments to be traced back to his research as a possible source of the pandemic.
So he became one of the chief proponents of the theory that the COVID-19 virus came from an infected bat or pangolin in Wuhan’s wet market.
But scientists who examined the virus believe it may have been genetically engineered — that is, man-made — and could have escaped from Fauci’s GOF lab experiments.
Fauci has already been accused of lying about his funding for GOF research in Wuhan when called to testify before Congress. He may well be indicted not only for lying and illegally diverting taxpayer money to China, but for having caused the Covid-19 pandemic, and the deaths of millions.
Kennedy describes the process by which he says Fauci helps drug companies who lie about their tests to get their drugs accepted by the FDA.
Such drugs — like Vioxx, Fentanyl, Thalidomide and many others — can be wildly profitable, but may wind up crippling and killing untold numbers of Americans. Vioxx caused more than 140,000 heart attacks and killed more than 60,000 users before it was finally recalled.
Prescription drugs overall are “the third leading cause of death in America after heart attacks and cancer.”
The government, of course, fines drug companies for deceptive advertising. But that is a game, since the fines amount to only a fraction of the huge profits the companies make by lying.
So they keep on lying, and keep on making huge profits by selling the government drugs that cost pennies to make but for which they charge patients as much as $4,000 per dose.
Good for the drug companies. Good for Fauci. But not so good for the American people.
Of special interest to many will be Kennedy’s report on ivermectin as a treatment and cure for COVID-19.
Many people know about ivermectin only from reading the negative propaganda about it spread by mainstream media, which dismiss it as “ineffective” and “unsafe.”
But it is neither.
Although the media keep referring to it as a “dangerous horse de-wormer,” ivermectin is one of the safest and most important medicines ever created. Called “the Wonder Drug,” it has protected millions in Africa, Asia and Latin America from blindness, debilitation and death.
The discoverers of ivermectin received the Nobel Prize and the drug is on the World Health Organization’s list of essential medicines. More than 3 billion doses have been administered during the last 35 years with virtually no adverse effects.
When ivermectin was tried against COVID-19 and found to be effective, did the pharmaceutical companies jump for joy? No, they panicked, because there was no profit in ivermectin.
Not only had its patent expired, but ivermectin cost only 4 cents per treatment. According to Kennedy, that’s why Fauci and the drug companies kept insisting there was no known treatment for COVID-19 and that therefore they needed to develop vaccines (which are very profitable).
To make sure no one used ivermectin, they launched a worldwide propaganda blitz to stigmatize it as ineffective and dangerous, despite considerable scientific evidence to the contrary.
Fauci and Big Pharma wanted to destroy the credibility of ivermectin because U.S. statutes prohibit any vaccine from being approved by the FDA if there already exists an alternate treatment.
On that basis, Fauci and his allies would have had to convince the world there was no alternate treatment, especially not ivermectin. To do this, they got the media to ban articles or appearances by the many scientists who were willing to testify from first-hand experience that ivermectin worked.
They bullied social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram into canceling the accounts of these doctors and scientists, and de-platforming anyone who posted favorable information about ivermectin.
If that were not enough, Fauci-connected organizations such as UNITAID awarded huge funding grants to assure no favorable reports about ivermectin would appear.
Take, for example, the case of Dr. Andrew Hill, “the most influential ivermectin advocate in the world.”
A scandalous medical controversy arose over reports that Hill’s parent institution, the University of Liverpool, had just received a $40 million donation from UNITAID four days before Hill’s ivermectin paper was published, and Hill’s conclusion was changed 180 degrees from his position just a few weeks earlier.
Hill admitted that his sponsors (UNITAID) pressured him to alter his conclusion. Hill explained, “I think I’m in a very sensitive position here.”
False news stories were either planted or encouraged about how people were getting sick or dying from taking ivermectin. Such stories scared millions.
One infamous example was a news story reporting that gunshot victims were being turned away from an Oklahoma hospital because all the beds were filled by people who were dying from overdoses of ivermectin.
Although this story was totally false, it made the front pages of newspapers all over the U.S. and was given prominent coverage on leading TV and cable news programs, including The Hill, New York Daily News, the Guardian and Rachel Maddow’s show on MSNBC.
Rolling Stone even ran this chilling (and totally false) headline to its massive Twitter audience: “Gunshot Victims Left Waiting as Horse Dewormer Overdoses Overwhelm Oklahoma Hospitals, Doctor Says.”
Even after the story was exposed as bogus, the media continued to dismiss ivermectin as ineffective and dangerous.
Doctors who prescribed ivermectin were hounded by the AMA and threatened with loss of their licenses. And patients who tried to get medical information about it were ridiculed and called “anti-vaxxers” or “nut cases.”
For the entire year before vaccines were finally developed, Fauci and the medical establishment offered no treatment whatsoever for COVID-19 patients. Patients were simply told to stay home and wait until they could no longer breathe — then go to the hospital and get put on a ventilator, after which, according to clinical reports, most of those patients would die anyway.
Based on the success of ivermectin reported by U.S. doctors and doctors around the world, many of those patients might have been saved. But they died because Fauci so powerfully discouraged and denied patients access to ivermectin.
Kennedy argues that many of the nearly 1 million American deaths from COVID-19 can be laid directly at the feet of “America’s Doctor,” whom he portrays as putting profits before people on behalf of his pharmaceutical company buddies.
But the grip of Fauci and Big Pharma may be slipping
More and more people are requesting ivermectin, and more and more doctors are willing to prescribe it. The first real crack in Big Pharma’s anti-ivermectin propaganda campaign came on December 8, 2020, with the testimony of Dr. Pierre Kory before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
Kory is the former chief of the Critical Care Service and medical director of the Trauma and Life Support Center at the University of Wisconsin. He is also president of the Frontline COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance.
In his testimony, Kory urged the government to look at the rapidly growing medical evidence for ivermectin. He said the data show ivermectin not only prevents COVID-19, but can also stop early symptoms from getting worse, and even enable seriously sick patients to recover.
Kory testified that ivermectin was almost a “miracle drug” against COVID-19. He called on U.S. medical authorities — including the NIH, CDC and FDA — to immediately recommend doctors prescribe ivermectin for COVID-19.
That video testimony went viral, although YouTube quickly took it down under pressure from government and pharmaceutical interests — an ominous instance of a private company suppressing important medical testimony given before Congress.
Until Kory testified, most people had never heard of ivermectin, and those who did were afraid to try it because of the negative propaganda, or couldn’t find a doctor who would risk his license to prescribe it.
But although YouTube took down Kory’s testimony, it began popping up all over the internet. Requests for ivermectin prescriptions began to double and triple. Soon detailed clinical results began arriving from Peru, Argentina, India and other countries, along with simple-to-understand summaries, showing how COVID-19 infection rates dropped dramatically, sometimes virtually to zero, after those governments began distributing ivermectin.
Given the impetus of Kennedy’s spectacular book sales, It may only be a matter of time until worldwide studies on the effectiveness of ivermectin — currently unreported by mainstream media — become widely available.
You may then make up your own mind — it is not the purpose of this article to convince you one way or the other.
But convincing you is exactly the purpose of Kennedy’s book. And judging by how many copies are being sold, and then excitedly shared with family members and friends, the book may succeed in convincing a lot of people — no matter how desperately Fauci and Big Pharma try to persuade people that one of the safest drugs ever created is “unsafe” or “dangerous.”
Perhaps the millions who are expected to read “The Real Anthony Fauci” will become so angry they will do the unthinkable: They will stop believing Fauci, Gates and Big Pharma are their friends.