Ok I watched the Plandemic Movie. Not because I think it’s true, but because I thought just maybe, I could possibly learn one thing from it, even if it was just a kernel of information or truth even if it was embedded in a web of misinformation. I thought if it was going to comment on it or form an opinion on it, I should watch it.
My biggest reservation going in was that I would waste 25 minutes of my life.
I did learn one thing, about a peer-reviewed study from the Department of Defense that appears to show a link between flu vaccinations and increased chance of getting…coronaviruses (2017-2018, Linked in comments)
Then when I was done, I read 3 articles that debunked the claims made. And then I read another article debunking the debunking and so forth.
Both the original movie and the debunking articles had their flaws, biases, and set of selected information that made their argument seem compelling. I learned from all of them, whether they were true or not.
And then I went to bed.
That’s how a critical thinking process can take place. I’m seeing a lack of critical thinking and honest inquiry all around in the last several months.
For people out there who think Judy Mickovitz is full of shit…you might well be right!!
But really please just watch the movie and see if there is even one thing in there that might be insightful or true. Allow the “devil’s advocate” a seat at the table. It’s good for you.
And do due diligence in looking into the claims yourself instead of trusting snopes or another fact checker, or anyone to form your opinions for you.
Disinformation can be dangerous. But so can blindly putting your trust in what someone else writes or says. Shutting down conversation, research and personal inquiry can be dangerous. Truth can be dangerous sometimes too…
While this movie may be a crock of shit, I find it highly concerning that it would be banned from Facebook, YouTube, Google, etc. That sets a dangerous precedent for control of information, which even the skeptics among us such as myself know is already a huge problem.
I think hate speech and the like should not be allowed a platform, but if we let corporations and governments decide which information should be allowed and let them categorize what constitutes disinformation we move 1 step closer to totalitarianism and control of our minds.
Please share your perspective and keep it chill/kind/productive in the comments.