Fox News host Tucker Carlson had some words of wisdom for the government and pharmaceutical companies, saying that they’re going about their encouragement of the shots all wrong.
“The rollout of the coronavirus vaccine has been accompanied by the kind of corporate image campaign you typically associate with high-end consumer products, like a Hollywood blockbuster or the new iPhone,” Carlson said. “It’s on the morning shows, being touted on celebrity Twitter accounts, and the news about it is uniformly glowing.”
He went on to highlight the story of a healthcare worker in Juneau, Alaska who “also feels lucky” after getting the vaccine and developing “a severe anaphylactic reaction to it and then had trouble breathing” despite “no history of allergies.”
“She had to spend the night in the emergency room, but according to the doctor who treated her, she was ‘still enthusiastic that she got the vaccine and the benefits it would give her in the future.’”
According to Carlson, stories like that, and numerous others, are still not supposed to dissuade us from responding well to the marketing campaign. In fact, the Fox News host, who went overboard more than once to show his sincere support of the typical vaccine schedule, said that “Even if you’re strongly supportive of vaccines — and we are — even if you recognize how many millions of lives have been saved over the past 50 years by vaccines — and we do — it all seems a bit much. It’s too slick. Better to treat Americans like adults, explain the benefits, be honest about the risks, and let the rest of us decide.
“In this country, we control our own bodies. They’re always telling us that. But now the rules have changed. On the question of the coronavirus vaccine, our leaders are definitely not pro-choice. Their view is, ‘Do what you’re told and don’t complain.’ No uncomfortable questions. Those aren’t just suggestions, they’re rules, and Silicon Valley plans to enforce them.”
Carlson highlighted some of the ways in which the government, pharmaceutical companies, and big tech are working, in tandem, to make sure Americans are as pro-COVID-19 vaccine as humanly possible.
“Twitter has announced a new policy to censor any unauthorized inquiry about the vaccine or, as the company put it, ‘false or misleading narratives about COVID-19 vaccinations,” Carlson explained. “Among other things, Twitter is censoring any claim that this vaccine might be used to ‘control populations.’ So whatever you do, don’t say this is social control. If you do, the richest, most powerful people in the world will act in perfect coordination to shut you down immediately. To repeat: There is no social control going on here, but if you suggest otherwise, Twitter will censor you.
Twitter isn’t alone in their campaign, however. Their supposed competitor (but geographic neighbors and ideological brothers from another mother) over at Facebook has worked it’s brainwashing magic by attempting to “build demand for vaccination in communities worldwide” by sharing “reassuring information” about getting the vaccine.
“Mark Zuckerberg was a tech tycoon,” Carlson said. “Now he’s a professional marketer who gets to control the conversation about the product he’s selling. Facebook has announced it will squelch ‘any misinformation’ it sees about this vaccine.
“None of this inspires confidence. Censorship will not convince a single person to take the coronavirus vaccine. In fact, it will have the opposite effect. If you wanted to roll out a national vaccination campaign, the first thing you would need after the vaccine itself is social trust. People have to believe that the authorities know what they’re doing, otherwise they won’t participate. Censorship is the enemy of social trust.
“In this respect, the coronavirus vaccine is not merely a vaccine, it is the source of their power.”