If

I had a wonderful 9th grade English teacher.  He taught Rudyard Kipling’s poem ‘If’ as something really over the top, full of self-satisfaction, lacking nuance.  Until 2020 I agreed.  The poem’s premise seemed totally outlandish–until now.  Kipling won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1907.  Did he have a time capsule for 2020?

IF

“If you can keep your head when all about you 

Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, 

If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, 

But make allowance for their doubting too; 

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, 

Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies, 

Or being hated, don’t give way to hating…

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JimH
JimH
1 year ago

I hope you understand Meryl that you are part of a tribe of people who see the world as it is. We are dispersed, but we are many. I tried to tell a Biochem PhD friend about Ivermectin and the lies we are told… she threw the joint Merck/WHO statement at me and literally called me a conspiracy theorist. It goes with the territory. As a member of this tribe of mutual belonging, and one who is fighting in this information and spiritual war with ever fiber of my being, for myself and my kids, know that I come to your website every day now for a dose of reality and sanity. We are in this together, and you are loved more than you know. Best regards, JimH

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

One of the (many) evils of this time is the "deplatforming" and social excommunication of those who express voices of reason. It is intended to make us feel isolated and alone, and we may even begin to question our sanity. Yet we are not alone. We are millions. We are healthy and we are okay. Thank you for your blog, Dr. Nass. Courage to you and your readers! Vitaly

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

I have always thought of Kipling’s poem as a message from the old to the young – think for yourself, trust and believe in yourself, and always hold onto the courage of your convictions, no matter what may come your way on this journey called life.

The world has been lied to about Covid from day 1, and the lying has never stopped, to justify trying to coerce 8 Billion people into risking all on an experimental vaccine. The history of nRNA products should cause anyone who can think to question the actions of WHO, CDC, and most especially the FDA. Every previous attempt of using mRNA products has failed at the testing stage – all the animals being used in the testing died. Yet, the FDA allowed Fauci to WAIVE animal testing for the Pfizer and Moderna gene-editing vaccine. And then the Prince of Darkness himself appeared on screens the world over, informing “the little people” that the world will NEVER return to normal until ALL 8 Billion people on the planet have received the non-efficacious Gates/Fauci vaccine. And now "boosters" are at the ready.

Those who deep in their guts believe that the Covid / mRNA vaccines narrative reeks of planning by the forces of evil on this planet, must follow Kiplings message. You must continue to have the courage to resolutely reject a gene-editing vaccine that doesn’t cure, may cause you harm, can alter your DNA, and may turn you into a super-spreader since it damages your chromosome 8 mechanism. There is a reason 66% of people, including medical people who read this blog, will never take the Covid gene-editing vaccine. Simply, there’s no reason to take the risk. It's the unvaccinated that will save the planet.

The world needs medical doctors, who have seen the damage the Covid vaccine causes up close, to be courageous, speak your truth, and risk it, to heed this part of Kiplings’s message:

If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

Thanks for this Dr. Nass. As someone who suffers from the new pathology called "vaccine hesitancy" I appreciate the wise words.

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

Wow, ain't that the truth. I once heard someone say, "You can't possibly be right, if everyone else thinks you are wrong." My response was, "Oh, yes you can!" Remember h.pylori and stomach ulcers? Group think without reflection is a dangerous thing.
MR

Dr Chris King
Dr Chris King
1 year ago

Much as I love that Kipling poem, it illustrates the problem I've run into when talking to someone (e.g., my brother) with mainstream beliefs about COVID and COVID vaccines: false dichotomy.

If you're not heartily waving the "COVID is a deadly disease and only lockdowns and vaccines can save us" banner, then you're a "denier" or an "anti-vaxxer" or some other derogatory term that is 180 degrees from the speaker's own viewpoint, and deemed to be dead wrong. And the same thing happens in reverse!

In other words, if you're not all white, then you're all black on this issue. That's a neat conceit when writing a poem, but it's not how life works.

Because the trouble is that each person's experience of COVID lies somewhere on a spectrum from asymptomatic to dead – and all points in between. So, too, opinions about the disease and the "public health" measures meant to prevent it are on a spectrum from hell yes! to hell no! – and all points in between.

We would be wise to leave room for nuance, doubt, uncertainty, and change of mind, because it's most likely that the uncomfortably fuzzy zone in the middle is where the truth resides.

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