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There’s One Thing that Scares Robert F. Kennedy Jr. More than COVID, That’s Losing his Constitutional Rights

I’ve never been a fan of the Kennedy family.

However, I’ve just watched an hour-long podcast of a conversation between Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and liberal author Naomi Wolf, a one-time adviser to former President Bill Clinton, that I found riveting. And “riveting” is not a word I use lightly.

Kennedy’s podcast, called “Truth,” was recorded earlier this week. It can be viewed here.

Recounting an experience he’d had at a recent political rally in Berlin, Kennedy said, “I was shaking hands and I wasn’t wearing a mask. Nobody was. There were a million people there and no one was wearing a mask. An NBC crew came up and said, ‘Aren’t you scared of getting the coronavirus?’ I said, ‘There’s something I’m more fearful of.’ They asked, ‘Like what?’ ‘Like losing my constitutional rights.'”

He continued, “The American Revolution took place because you had people who were willing to die for the Constitution. Not lose their rights. The Constitution was not written for easy times or popular speech. … It was built for emergencies and to protect the speech that was unpopular, that was dissenting government policies. … For hundreds of years, our government protected that right religiously. You get to say things that offend other people.”

Recalling the occasion when a group of neo-Nazis demanded the right to march in Skokie, Illinois in 1978, Kennedy said, “Most liberals in this country came down on the right side of that.” Although we may not like the ideas they espouse, he feels strongly that “we need to fight for these groups to be able to express themselves. We need to win our issues in the marketplace, on debate and ideas, and not by silencing people.”

“Especially when it comes to medical issues, censorship has no place. Authoritarianism has no place.”

Both Wolf and Kennedy have lost friends over the past year because they’ve chosen to speak out against the “encroaching tyranny” that threatens to engulf our once (relatively) free society.

Wolf sees a growing “biofascism” and said “it’s led by Dems. I wish it wasn’t true.”

“The tech bros and Pharma to some extent have close ties with Democrats. … This cabal is investing new powers at the state level and at the federal level so that under the guise of a medical emergency, they can continue to burn and shred our Constitution.”

Elaborating on this point, Wolf said, “You have to not have human community. You have to give up freedom to assemble. You have to give up freedom to worship. You have to give up property rights. You get to watch small businesses get crushed. People selling their assets at fire sales. You have to watch a massive transfer of wealth. And you have to do all of that because the fear of this virus is so pervasive.”

“This narrative has been so unscientifically sold. I’m not surprised that people I love who only read the New York Times and listen to NPR believe this. It’s breaking my heart. The fear is so great that people give up all their rights in order to be safe from the fear.”

The truly fascinating – and terrifying – part of their  discussion addressed the collaboration, the “giant tangle of corruption” between the government, wealthy businessmen like Bill Gates and big corporations, specifically Big Tech and the pharmaceutical companies.

Certainly the Kennedy family is wealthy, but their fortune is dwarfed by those of the Big Tech oligarchs. Kennedy told Wolf to imagine the lawsuits he could file and the friends he could buy with a billion dollars and then multiply that by 133 to understand the influence of Bill Gates.

Gates, according to Kennedy, has used his wealth to wield enormous power. Specifically, he claimed that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has “neutralized once-independent media including The Guardian, NPR and public television through financial gifts.”

There’s been a trillion dollar transfer of wealth over the last year. “It is not the pandemic that’s caused it, it’s the lockdown.” Millions of small businesses have gone bankrupt and “60 percent of black-owned businesses will never reopen.”

The corruption between government health agencies and pharmaceutical companies runs deep, according to Kennedy. He cited many examples.

(Note: I have not verified this information.)

In 2020, 1.8 millon people in the world died from the coronavirus. Kennedy compared this figure to the 1.6 million people who die annually from tuberculosis. “It’s an airborne respiratory infection. Why aren’t we having lockdowns?” he asked rhetorically. “Because there’s already a vaccine and it costs two dollars a shot and there’s no patent on it and nobody can make money.”

On the other hand, (inaudible, however, based on the context, I believe this was a reference to patents on high profit drugs) $48 billion and Bill Gates owns half of them and Tony Fauci, whose agency owns the premier ones. NIAID [National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases] owns half the patent for the Moderna vaccine. Six of Tony Fauci’s [Director of NIAID] top aides own royalties to that. … So, people in Fauci’s agency collect $150,000 in royalties on that vaccine.”

The government put a $150,000 cap on the amount these officials can earn from royalties. There had been no cap prior to 2002.

At that time, Kennedy said, an HHS (Department of Health and Human Services) investigation found that Fauci had prevented information on very serious side effects from a drug called Interleukin 2 from being included in the product brochures. It turned out that Fauci owned the patent for the drug. Up until 2002, he was allowed to collect unlimited royalties. He agreed as a result of that investigation, informally … that he would give any money he made in royalties to charity. To Kennedy’s knowledge, nobody ever followed up on it.

He called Fauci the J. Edgar Hoover of public health. “He’s been there for 50 years and the only way that you last 50 years is by being in the tank with Pharma.”

“Fauci controls global medical policy and as we have seen,” he said. “It gives him more power than any politician in history. He shut down the global economy.”

The CDC owns 58 patents and Kennedy estimated that NIAID owns over one thousand.

“Money is currency for these people, but it’s the currency of power. It purchases power over other human beings.”

Wolf described what happens to people when they accumulate tremendous power. “Their own weird psyche starts to get played out on populations. Like you see it with Stalin, you see it with Mao, and now we’re really seeing it again. I’ve seen so many financial ties between Fauci and Bill Gates.”

The two went into some depth on the massive influence that Gates has been able to purchase with his enormous wealth.

Finally, they addressed the strategies and the goals of this cabal of elites. Kennedy explained that “one of the strategies, clearly, of the totalitarian forces is to keep us all divided. … It’s called the bourbon strategy, the strategy that was used in the old South to divide poor people from each other to keep the plantation owners in power.”

Wolf has studied the “closings of democracies.” She spoke about this in an appearance on Tucker Carlson’s show last month.

I’ve been writing…for months and months about what I see as the terrible crisis that we’re in, that we have to recognize. Under the guise of a real medical pandemic, we’re really moving into a coup situation, a police state situation and that’s not a partisan thing, That, as you say, that transcends everything you and I might agree or disagree on that should bring together left and right to protect our Constitution. We’re absolutely moving into what I call step 10.

I wrote a book in which I pointed out there were 10 steps that would-be tyrants always take when they want to close down a democracy. Whether they’re on the left or the right they always do the same 10 things and now we’re at something I never thought I’d see in my lifetime. … It is step 10 and that’s the suspension of the rule of law, that’s when you start to be a police state and we’re here, there’s no way around it.

… once I realized New York State had emergency powers, I know from history that no one gives up emergency powers. They always drag it on and drag it on…

Nowhere in the Constitution does it say this can be suspended if there’s a bad disease…never has there been months and months and months of emergency powers when we weren’t fighting a war. 

It is not hyperbole to say this is an American Crisis.

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  1. Wow, this is well done.
    Reminds me of studying relationships and mutual efforts by our Founders. Necessity fosters strange allies. Jefferson joined forces with John Adams to forge the Declaration of Independence. Two entirely different personalities, oil and water; different religious beliefs, politics, life goals, personal behaviors etc.
    Finally, the liberals like Jefferson are taking risks. This is a good sign.
    Let’s enjoy the mutual effort with our modern day Thomas Jeffersons to beat globalist, commycrats and their tyranny (while it lasts). Then back to our more traditional John & Abigail Adams versus T. Jefferson and his liberal friends. And smile once again at the competition between truly American factions back in charge.

    • Maybe all that distance between people, the lack of technology and the absence of oligarchs made them try a little harder. Like you said, necessity fosters strange allies…Wolf was saying she envisions a type of grass roots movement forming among people, liberals and conservatives included, who see where this country is really headed. With each dastardly act of this administration, the pain will increase and at some point, the truth will become more obvious, until finally, it will become impossible to ignore. It takes some people a little longer to catch on. PS: I received an email from a Western Journal reader who told me that Jesus doesn’t love me because I write fake news! Maybe one day, even he will see what’s going on.

  2. Powerful post!

    I never knew Fauci and friends got royalties from drug patents. I am not a lawyer but even I can spell ‘conflict of interest’. Your outing Fauci and his staffs relationship with big Pharma now helps me understand why Fauci still has his job, even while he appears to be the most incompetent employee in the government (other than Psaki and Biden and Harris and Austin III and Rice and….). If the Biden administration wants to conquer the COVID virus, they could start by removing roadblocks to experts finding real medical solutions instead of CDC / NIAID ‘experts’ steering those solutions into their ‘royalty track’. Conflict of interest Investigations, anyone?

    Corruption, greed, self-interest and what appears to be a wide-spread lack of empathy for one’s fellow man seems to be the operating style of the folks you mentioned in your post. Gates surprises me a little, as one would have thought he made more than enough money grifting the IT community with lousy software…. apparently greed begets greed…. Com’on man, even Barry O. once said that at some point, ‘haven’t you made enough?” (although I am not sure he believed it).

  3. Kennedy is quoted as saying: He continued, “The American Revolution took place because you had people who were willing to die for the Constitution.”
    That’s a little confusing, and certainly doesn’t fit the timeline of our founding as a nation – or not as I learned it.

    • Hi Judy. I’m so glad you commented. You’ve often “liked” my posts and I wanted to say thank you. I appreciate that. I’m glad you get something out of my posts…I spotted this because Naomi Wolf had appeared on Tucker Carlson back in February. They can’t be the only liberals who see what’s happening. If you have the time, I would recommend watching the whole video…Thanks again.

      • You’re most welcome. A friend recommended your page, and I haven’t been disappointed. You and your contributors have covered a lot of things I haven’t seen elsewhere or haven’t seen in as much detail. May you be blessed in your efforts.

  4. Bill,
    You’re right. None of the Founders staked, “their lives, fortunes or sacred honor…” on our Constitution. It was the shaky consort of Kings men separated by region, prosperity, slave holder, abolitionist, personality, politics one against the other who pledged and signed the separation from England document. Scholars like Newt Gingrich acknowledge this fact.
    Lincoln hailed The Declaration of Independence our most formidable document. He relied opon it constantly throughout campaigns, speeches and our Civil War.
    The US Constitution was formed from various State Constitutions, save the first 10 Amendments (Bill of Rights).
    Compromise well beyond modern politics was required to form an agreed upon Constitution to replace the Articles of Confederation (1777).
    Yet NOTHING has ever replaced the 1776 Declaration of Independence which solidified Union among 13 colony (states) to the extent people were willing to sacrifice and die en masse, versus only militia and Minutemen from 1775 Lexington and Concord onward.
    Thank You for the clarity of comment as I too cringed at the quoted remark.

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