Dr. Mike Yeadon Comments on “French Government Takes Aim at COVID “Conspiracy Theorists” and Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Draft Bill To Combat Sects” by the Expose
"Honestly, I often feel I’m living in the time of Kafka."
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By Dr. Michael Yeadon November 27, 2023
Honestly, I often feel I’m living in the time of Kafka.
If passed by both chambers of the French parliament, it will become a serious offence in France to share even expert opinion and to tell the truth about a medical intervention, if that opinion is deemed to have the effect of promoting people to discontinue a medical practice that is arguably dangerous.
The ghastly problem with laws like this is, if applied the way they clearly intend, are so-called absolute offences.
If you commit them, you’re guilty.
So if I was to share my expert opinion as someone with 30y+ in applied drug discovery, and was to point out a number of objectively well-established mechanisms of toxicity, if that caused (or was deemed likely to cause) people to henceforth decline mRNA injections, which of course is my hope, I could be sent to jail and/or fined EU 15,000.
I look at this with foreboding. Not because it will in any way discourage me from speaking out when we’re in France (as we are often, being fortunate enough to have a flat over there). That’s not the problem.
It’s the general chilling effect on free speech that’s the problem.
Often there are gatherings and for reasons I don’t understand, I’m more often recognized when walking around in France than anywhere in U.K. with possible exception of London. Imagine you’re a curious member of the French public. You’d have been thumped about the head about the “mental ill-health of conspiracy theorists” and warned not to interact with them.
It’s so madcap bonkers that half of me is roaring with laughter about the whole thing.
Please look at the commonplace attributes that the piece (if not the bill) asserts are often found in these dangerous, non-compliant people.
Why not go the whole hog and say “If you fail to vote for either of the two largest parties, you may be sent to prison”.