The Ministry of Truth

Lynne McTaggart

I’m on a roll right now, studying dystopian novels as I try to get a handle on what has happened in short order to the world that I used to know.

Next on my avid student’s reading list is revisiting George Orwell’s 1984. Of course, this masterpiece, consistently listed as one of the best 100 novels of the 20th century (and sometimes any century), is an extreme vision of a totalitarian state, but what interests me most about the novel at this moment is the so-called ‘Ministry of Truth.’

Patterned on the ‘Ministry of Information’ in Britain during World War II, it is anything but:  it is, of course, the ministry of propaganda.

Overseeing the news media, entertainment, the fine arts and even educational books, the Ministry destroys countless documents by sending them down the ‘Memory Hole,’ but it also has the power to censor and rewrite the current narrative to fit the Party doctrine and maintain it in a positive light.

The content of the media, in particular, is always supportive of the Party.

It’s reminding me of today’s media because ‘truth,’ when it comes to most of today’s media, has become politicized, little more than political propaganda, with facts carefully selected or eliminated to fit the ‘truth’ supported by that media’s political bent – but most particularly by the government.

While newspapers have always had a political bias (Randolph Hearst famously bragged that he’d started the Spanish-American war), go back 50 years and you’ll see that the quality media was a bit more respectful of truth over politics.

Hence newspapers like the Washington Post and the New York Times, while solidly liberal in their outlook, were, in turns, both highly critical of Democratic President Lyndon Johnson for escalating the Vietnam war and later highly critical of Republican Richard Nixon for Watergate.

In those days, the media understood that truth does not have a political party.

Let’s compare that to what is going on today.

Up until now, I haven’t seen much from the major US or UK news media questioning the very basis of either government’s decisions about Covid-19 or the Covid-19 vaccine.  There’s been plenty of column inches excoriating the Trump government over not doing enough to stop the spread of the virus or the UK government’s calamitous mess with track and trace apps, protective equipment, or nursing homes being filled with Covid-positive patients.

But when it comes to the deeper issues of this pandemic, any questioning of, much less investigation into, the very basics of the logic behind any decisions about lockdown, masks, vaccine passports, mandatory vaccine for entry, even the vaccine itself, is decidedly thin on the ground.

This week, in one of an interminable number of volte-faces, after assuring the public that it would never make Covid vaccination mandatory, the UK government announced its proposal that by September 30, young people will not be admitted to clubs and festivals unless they have been double-jabbed.

Furthermore, this same week, many countries in Europe, including the UK, announced that only those who are double vaccinated and show their passports can be admitted without having to quarantine.  Italy has introduced a green pass so that you can’t even enter a restaurant without having had both shots.

The UK government is also considering making it mandatory that students be vaccinated before attending university or higher education.  In the US, more than 400 universities and colleges mandate coronavirus vaccine.

The only complaints about it – mainly from Republicans – for instance, New Hampshire’s Republican governor Christ Sununu’s passage of a bill protecting New Hampshire residents from mandatory vaccination against COVID-19 in order to access public facilities, benefits or services – have been met with hysteria by the liberal press.

And I want to remind you that this is coming from me – a fully paid-up member of the liberal press.

A column in the Washington Post, decrying Sununu’s actions, said: ‘Sometimes there are hard calls in determining the appropriate level of intervention. The use of vaccine mandates to boost national coverage is not one of them. We’re a nation with vast piles of coronavirus vaccine doses that involve negligible heath risk to take, and that go unused for trivial, foolish reasons. Those people who currently refuse the vaccine (without health reasons), and those who encourage others to refuse the vaccine, are causing needless death (whatever their intention). (italics mine)

The problem all comes down to journalism that starts by taking as read certain assumptions, as our Washington Post journalist has done, particularly those given to it by government or industry, rather than starting with a clean slate and accepting as part of the job that every last fact spouted by those in charge has to be laboriously checked out.

  • Covid vaccines are highly effective.
  • Covid vaccines are extremely safe.
  • Covid vaccines prevent spread of Covid.

Let me briefly unpack all these statements, particularly vis à vis young people, who essentially may be forced to get these vaccines if they want higher education or to have a social life.

And bear in mind that young people are not at any risk from Covid. Even governments agree that practically all young people are either asymptomatic or have very mild symptoms.

Covid vaccines are highly effective and very safe

This entirely brand-new, experimental gene-based technology (less a vaccine and more genetic manipulation) has never received full regulatory approval; we’re all essentially part of  phase 3 trials and a giant experiment.  The safety data we have is limited to short-term effects.

Is it safe? We don’t know yet whether the Covid vaccines have late-onset effects such as development of autoimmune diseases, cancer, neurological disorders and infertility – side effects that could affect young people for the rest of their lives.

In the UK, the Medical and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency  has published reports showing that up to June 23, 2021, there were 1,007,353 adverse reactions to the UK, including seizures, paralysis, blindness, strokes, blood clots and acute cardiac events.  The report includes 1,403 fatalities.

Let me remind you: there are only 65 million people in the UK, about 38 million of whom have been given both shots. This means that about 1 in every 38 people getting jabbed is also getting a side effect.

Now, those figures don’t come from some crazed conspiracy theorist.  Those figures come from the main UK government agency regulating medicines.

These kinds of side-effect figures are replicated in the Europe and the US, where the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System has reported 11,405 deaths as well:

Do you read those figures anywhere?  Is anyone reporting on them? Aren’t they important to know before anyone makes a decision about getting a vaccine?  

As far as 20 year olds, there is increased evidence of dangerous, and even life-threatening effects in young people: blood clots and myocarditis have been reported specifically in young people; the risk of myocarditis appears to be 30-200 times the normal risk (Israel reports an incidence of 1 in 3000 to 1 in 6000), and this conditions carries a life-time risk of heart failure.   Some vaccines carry the risk of a rare blood clotting disorder (vaccine induced immune thrombocytopenia).

Covid vaccines prevent spread of the virus.

There is NO evidence that the Covid-19 vaccines prevent infections with or transmission of the virus. That was never assessed in the clinical trials. All manufacturers of all vaccines state as much on the medical literature. Witness the fact that Britain’s health minister Sajid Javid, who’d had two jabs, still recently got Covid.

What the vaccines may do is lessen the chances of someone having serious reactions or dying from Covid.  There is currently no data showing a duration of any protective effect from vaccination beyond three months.

I repeat: I am not against the vaccine for certain people with health conditions who are at risk of Covid. To cite just one example: one young employee in our company born with a heart condition who has serious reactions to ordinary flu got the vaccine, and we feel she made the right decision.

I believe (although there’s no solid evidence yet) that the vaccine probably has had a hand in the drastic lowering of deaths (but is not the sole factor), and anyone who wants it should be able to get it, so long as he or she is given full and truthful information so that they can make a true informed consent.

I hope you are getting the idea that truth, like decisions about vaccination or any means of ending a pandemic, is highly nuanced, reliant on data and a careful assessment of risk/benefits, and not just prejudice and certainly not governmental pronouncement.  Nevertheless, at the moment, those like Robert Kennedy Jr, who are attempting to publish data like this, are being derided by such august publications as The New York Times as being part of the ‘Disinformation Dozen.’

The problem all comes down to journalism that starts by taking as read certain assumptions, as our Washington Post journalist has done, particularly those given to it by government or industry, rather than starting with a clean slate and taking as read that every last fact spouted by those in charge has to be laboriously checked out.

We all want to believe that politicians (particularly the ones we’ve voted for) have the answers, and that something will get us out of the hell that is Covid.

But the truth is usually messy, complex, inconvenient and uncomfortable, and difficult as it is, we need to hear it.

Because if we don’t, as soon as journalists assume that the government is telling us the truth,  as soon as we’re afraid to examine the evidence behind political or medical decisions, that’s when our media simply becomes a mouthpiece of government, another Ministry of Truth, and that’s also when we’re all in pretty bad trouble.

And I suspect we’re already well on our way.

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Lynne McTaggart

Lynne McTaggart is an award-winning journalist and the author of seven books, including the worldwide international bestsellers The Power of Eight, The Field, The Intention Experiment and The Bond, all considered seminal books of the New Science and now translated into some 30 languages.

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26 comments on “The Ministry of Truth”

  1. Excellent. We need more investigative journalists on the job for sure. Hope we can get back to that, the problem seems to be the heads of the newspapers and magazine do not want to spend the money to fund investigative journalism.

  2. Thanks, Lynne - well said.
    You mention the risks of gene-based vaccines, but it's not clear if your comments apply equally to the Oxford vaccine, a more "traditional" vaccine as I understand it, and which happily is available to us in the UK (though you may have to vigorously insist you'll refuse the others).

  3. Thank you Lynne. That's exactly how I think and feel about it, but would not have been able to put into words.

  4. Lynne good read. BTW: Follow the money. Who owns all the patents to SARS and every aspect of it hence forth. Fauci To start with.
    God gave you a special gift to help bring about good and right changes in this world.
    Now gather as many people as you can weekly to say this Intention.

    Our intention is for COVID-19 and all coronaviruses to be immediately and permanently eradicated from earth for the good of all people!

  5. specifically in 1999, Anthony Fauci funded research at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill… where the NIAID built an infectious replication defective coronavirus that was specifically targeted for human lung epithelium.
    In other words, we made SARS. And we patented it on April 19, 2002 before there was ever any alleged outbreak in Asia which, as you know, followed that by several months.
    That patent — issued as US patent 7279327 — that patent clearly lays out in very specific gene sequencing the fact that we knew that the ACE receptor, the ACE-2 binding-domain, the S1 spike protein (and other elements of what we have come to know as this scourge pathogen) was not only engineered but could be synthetically modified in the laboratory using nothing more than gene sequencing technologies, taking computer code and turning it into a pathogen or an intermediate of the pathogen. And that technology was funded exclusively in the early days as a means by which we could actually harness coronavirus as a vector to distribute HIV vaccine.”
    US patent 46592703P (which is actually a very interesting designation), US patent…7776521. These patents not only covered the gene sequence of SARS coronavirus but also covered the means of detecting it using RT-PCR.

    Now the reason why that’s a problem is if you actually both own the patent on the gene itself, and you own the patent on its detection, you have a cunning advantage to being able to control 100 percent of the providence of not only the virus itself but also its detection — meaning you have the entire scientific and message control.

  6. Well, its good to check always… by the way .. in Italy the green pass means vaccinated 1 or 2, tested or recovered from COVID-19 ….. and needs to be shown from the 6 of august in closed environments , cinema ecc…


  8. Votre analyse est très correcte de la situation actuelle Madame McTaggart. Dans une société dite démocratique, nous devons tous rester vigilants à l'égard de nos élus et de l'industrie bien-pensante… si nous voulons conserver notre libre arbitre et notre capacité à penser et décider par nous-mêmes d'une situation. Bravo!

  9. Other than in US and UK, we in the EU have a regular admission with conditions for the vaccines (Biontec, Astra and J+J), limited for 1 year. I.e., within one year the companies have to bring further crudentials, and if somethings happens with the vaccine the firms have to pay for it, not the states. So people who are sceptical about the vaccines can just wait until the end of the year whether or not the vaccines will get the full regular admission.
    Until that time the can do everything, what a person with 2 shots can do. Only they need for certain occasions a testing which is free of costs for them.

  10. I have never heard of 1 of 38 persons having such severe longterm side-effects.
    And in Germany in average 1 person knows about 70 persons personally.
    So in this case every person should know personally at least someone who had those severe long-term side-effects. But even my hair-dresser who knows everything about everybody in the city has never told me about such effects. And we have talked extensivly about our experiences of side-effects of the vaccines, which are frequent but of short duration.
    So my horsesense tells me that it would be almost impossible to keep such severe and longterm side-effects, as you talk of, secret.

  11. So Lynne - you’ve expressed your thoughts once again in this semi-rant.

    Just one question, what’s your solution?

    Lots of criticism, condemnation and grievances but seriously - what is your solution.

    If you were in charge of public health in the middle of a global pandemic - what would you do?

  12. Thanks Lynne. My question about this is - Why isn’t anybody asking questions like “Is there a simple test that can be done, that people can have, to check for evidence of pre existing natural immunity? Because, even if the PCR test of the virus said negative when one takes a test, nothing is taken into consideration that perhaps the individual has already asymptotically contracted the virus PRIOR to the required testing back in 2020 and interacted with the body creating natural immunity?”

    Because my intuition tells me that the adverse affects of the JAB could be coming from a synthetic mutation of the virus ( THE VACCINE) is being injected into humans that already have unknowingly had the virus - and therefore already have the natural antibodies needed have an adverse side effect such as those mentioned in your blog. Can one not get a test to determine if they already have natural immunity before deciding to get the vaccine ?

    Does this make sense?

  13. HI Ruth,

    I'm not talking from belief or 'horse sense'; I'm quoting the statistics from the HMRA in the UK, which monitors all medicines and is recording these side effects. And please assume that this is under-reporting since this comes from doctors reporting on side effects.

  14. Hi David,

    Here's what I would have done and would do now. Develop better testing for Covid (PCR test was never supposed to be diagnostic - even its inventor said so. Make provisions to protect those people who are vulnerable (primarily the obese, and those with heart disease, metabolic syndrome, diabetes and provide them with therapies to heal those conditions. Give every citizen of every country a health plan that includes healthy, natural, organic foods with subsidies so they aren't so expensive, plus high dose vitamin C, D and inhalants of Lugol's iodine, all shown to be effective Covid killers. Have high dose intravenous vitamin C and the MATH+ protocol available in every hospital (see Also have ivermectin, shown to be an effective Covid-killer, on hand and prescribed by doctors. Studies have shown that plus high dose vit C and D to be highly effective. The evidence has not shown masks or lockdowns to be effective over the long term, and the latter has a great deal of collaterol damage. See my earlier blogs (particularly 'Just do the Math' and 'A Hero's Unwelcome' for more info.

  15. Thank you Lynne.
    Someone who is aware of the truth behind this Covid fiasco and has the strength to speak out.
    Did anyone mention Human Rights and choice?

  16. Excellent article, Lynne thank you for a very clear summation. In order to quote some of your facts and figures, it would be very helpful to have some references to the literature from which you've quoted. e.g. I had heard the rate of myocarditis in Israel in under 40s quoted at 1 in 44,000; alarming, but not quite as much as the 1 in 6000 you mentioned. And obviously for those who like to refer to "the science" (something that I have always admired about WDDTY magazine is that the information invariably comes from peer reviewed journals) it would be a substantial leap forward IF there are any real "scientists" left out there, who will publish what they find, rather than what they may be paid to find (harking back to your blog on comments from Dr Richard Smith
    Please keep doing what you're doing. And we look forward (world over) to the intention for a lighter and brighter way forward for humanity.

  17. Can I just say what a aid to find somebody who truly knows what theyre speaking about on the internet. You undoubtedly know the best way to carry an issue to light and make it important. Extra people have to read this and perceive this facet of the story. I cant consider youre not more fashionable because you positively have the gift.

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