Recently I published a letter to Stephen A. Smith. Regarding the traitorous attack on Kyrie Irving and his resistance to vaccine mandates. Despite the adversarial nature of the letter, it started off with my accounting of a few existential questions. These questions were not directly explored in the contents of that letter, but asking them had aroused my curiosity. I did a lot of thinking about existence over the next few days. Then a question came to me in the middle of the night: If spacetime exists on a continuum, is it possible the inner voice we call conscience, is really our future selves speaking to us? You’re probably thinking — “Where is this going and what in God’s name does it have to do with AT&T?” Please be patient, I’m getting there. The question was sparked by a dream I’d been having that night. In this dream, a huge bomb had gone off. It wasn’t a blow up the street corner type of bomb; this was a full blown catastrophic event. In the dream I could actually feel the bomb’s heat and see it’s force, but strangely it never made a sound. After waking up and asking that question about spacetime, it dawned on me… The next great war has already begun. The first bombs already went off. And they too, didn’t make a sound.
The next great war is one of information. We’re in it right here, right now. The silent bombs that dropped were cancel culture, censorship and quid pro quo’s. Not the fake kind you all tried to shove down our throats when Donald Trump was in office. These ones existed long before that, they are of your making. First, we must never forget or understate the significance of Dr. Li Wenliang. A Chinese ophthalmologist from Wuhan hospital, who sounded the first alarms about Covid in December of 2019. He was summoned by Wuhan police and told to stop making false claims about Covid on the internet. Dr. Li Wenliang was a hero and now he’s dead. He succumbed to the virus a month later at the age of 34. After his death, an official inquiry was done and he was exonerated by the Chinese government.
Some people would use this tragic tale to reiterate the potential severity of Covid-19. Because Dr. Wenliang was only 34 years old, his death is certainly a potent example. However, I look at Dr. Wenliang’s story and see the danger of big government. I see the tendency for it to be arrogant and unjust. When government and politics become hegemonic toward public health and safety, you have serious trouble. Was Dr. Wenliang not a medical professional? Was he not a healthcare provider and scientist? What does the way he was treated really tell us? What does it tell us about the state of science, the role of government and the eminent danger of censorship?
Before we go any deeper, I want to share that I’m recovering from being sick this past week. Which has given me the time to write this latest series of letters. As shocking as this may sound, it appears the common cold still exists. Who would’ve thought? I may not have believed it myself without the sore throat, cough, low grade fever, plus a few negative Covid, Strep and Influenza tests to tell me so. The natural immunity antibodies from my mid-August covid infection continue to hold up. Praise be to god. Having time to study and write has been fruitful, although resting at home is always a mixed bag. Not being able to train is frustrating for an athlete. In this case it’s a sacrifice made in the interest of my team. I surely wouldn’t want to get anybody sick at the gym. There’s always a fight coming up, and training camps are tough enough without the complication of a respiratory virus. Remember before the pandemic, when people just fought through the common cold? Medicating the symptoms and going on about their regular routine? I can’t tell you how many times a teammate of mine has coughed, sniffled and sneezed their way through a practice. I’ve seen it on every basketball team I played for. Such was the norm and even celebrated as admirable before Covid-19. It was an unspoken testament of an athlete’s commitment and reliability. A new etiquette has hit me each morning as my alarm goes off. I have to remind myself — though only a common cold, it’d still be irresponsible to pass around. I think there’s an important nugget in there somewhere about cultural norms. Or I could just be high from the Benadryl. I’m okay with having a heightened viral conscience, but there are plenty of norms emerging from this pandemic I’m absolutely not okay with. Mainly that it’s open season on freedom.
To frame the conversation properly, I have to go back to the earliest days of this pandemic and how they unfolded for me almost 2 years ago. It all started with one man; Steve Bannon. A person I had heard of and researched a little. I knew he always got a lot of flack from both sides of the political isle. In retrospect, that should’ve been my first signal to look deeper. One day in November 2019, my best friend forwarded me a PBS Frontline interview, “Zero Tolerance”. The initial takeaway was — once again the machine had misrepresented a man; shocker. At least PBS had the integrity to let him represent himself in a complete interview and not narrated soundbites. Bannon was more than grossly misrepresented in most places though. He was razor sharp on issues like economic elitism, career politicians, the rise of China, etc. I remember thinking to myself, “Now I know why they hate him.” I’m no stranger to being smart, bold and on the machine’s bad side. A few months later in January 2020, I was researching the Uyghur Genocide and came across the War Room YouTube channel. This channel was live streaming an episode called War Room Pandemic. Steve Bannon was the host.
The show was gritty, off the cuff and had a resounding honesty to it. I knew Bannon was a legit thinker, but this was a whole different ballgame. He was basically doing breaking news. The episode was covering a coronavirus outbreak in a place I had never heard of called Wuhan. The Chinese government was reportedly enforcing lockdowns that had gone from 3 cities to 15 and reached an area of 50 million people. So much from this show ended up being true, I won’t go over it and instead just provide the link. The highlight of it for me, was an old saying that was modified by Bannon in that episode. It’s still etched in my memory — “You may not have an interest in the pandemic, but the pandemic surely has an interest in you.”
After it was over, I went looking for a coronavirus story I surely had missed in the mainstream news. But every outlet was still talking about the virus in buried leads or nonchalance. After seeing the discord I began to watch War Room everyday. I had to keep watching. The information was so bold, controversial and real time, there were only two possible outcomes — Bannon be discredited in an embarrassing fashion or mainstream media delegitimized to the point of desperation. A desperation that would surely yield must see tv in short order. Something inside me said, this is going to be an issue that sets the stage for society’s next chapter. Over the month of February I tracked the developments of coronavirus through War Room and compared notes with the mainstream. Then in early to mid-March, the pandemic hit home. What was originally an outbreak of Covid-19, clustered on America’s coasts, had now spread across the entire country and reached Minnesota. Our first orders of shelter in place were emerging.
It was surreal to see the situation escalate as it did from late January. I knew something was very wrong with the official narrative. That roller coaster had only just begun. To put it in perspective, Bannon’s show is called War Room Pandemic. The World Health Organization (WHO) didn’t even declare the outbreak a pandemic until March 11th, 2020. In late January US public health officials were saying the outbreak was not a threat to the average American citizen. Bannon rang the bell on this pandemic. Which the machine now parades as justification for new world order.
After being cornered into a trust fall with The State during shelter in place, one day everything changed. George Floyd was murdered and the world found itself on 38th and Chicago, in south Minneapolis. The nation saw civil unrest. The world saw civil unrest. Communities took to the streets. Covid-19 had taken a deep breath. People were upset, inhibition was thrown to the wind and the lockdown had come to a screeching halt.
In the wake of Floyd’s murder, I led several of the largest peaceful demonstrations in Minneapolis. Looking back now, I’m certain people didn’t really understand what my organization was protesting. Even the people who participated in the demonstrations. As a speaker during public events and thought leader behind closed doors, I talked about corporatocracy, technocracy and the subsequent loss of sovereignty. The State’s monopoly on violence, delegitimized by corruption. The rule of law, undermined when lawmakers are so partisan and clearly owned by special interests. These were ideas I had already given much thought to and written about in my letter to LeBron James. A letter I had just finished in the summer of 2019, entitled, “Epistle to the King.” I understood the scope of governance had become too large and untenable. Whether it was a coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan or the decisions of a police officer in south Minneapolis — The State was overextended and naturally had become negligent. George Floyd was the chickens coming home to roost.
In my letter to James, I also tried to convey the cultural importance of sports in America and an urgent need for athletes to lead a genuine movement. One where it’s leaders took real risks. Opposing Donald Trump hadn’t been a real risk. Actually, when doing a thorough audit, the riskiest social issues had been avoided. Namely China and The Uyghur Genocide, but more as well. Something had kept Black America gridlocked in perpetual turmoil.
I condemned all the grandstanding from ineffectual Black figures and the persistent subversion of competent people like Fred Hampton or Malcom X. So when the time came, my mindset was already geared toward action. I knew my perspective could be useful during the uprisings. I knew strong people needed to contribute. What I found instead was a blindspot in my own worldview.
From my time being a renegade in the fight against the status quo, I had lost site of The People. They had become an ideal to me more than a firsthand experience. In the places I’d been advocating for Mental Health over the past 7 years, there wasn’t really any friction of ideology. Mental health was a bipartisan issue and as a spokesperson I was treated as such. It’s not that I didn’t know a real friction of political and social ideology existed — But where was it in real time? I saw what I needed to see, but really wish I hadn’t. The people showing up to protest and volunteer were woefully uneducated about institutions such as The Federal Reserve. Or they were apathetic toward the overall corporatization of politics and communities. Many screamed “the whole system is guilty”, but the overall spirit of revolt focused on policing and Donald Trump, as scapegoats for racial animus in America. Meanwhile the zeal for the LGBTQ and Me Too movement was palpable. It was so prevalent, many conversations on the ground at the time, carried their signature. Before long people were deviating from revolution altogether. Contention was often centered around which people should speak at what events, based on their identity. The circumstance of Black men like George Floyd became tertiary. Gossip and scrutiny about the sexual pasts of Black male leaders flooded the airways. It became a trojan horse to question the “safety” of women at demonstrations. Eventually there was a call to remove many Black men from participation altogether. Inclusion and intersectionality were coming up every other day. Once again resistance had devolved into reality TV. Not unlike the state of politics and political commentary.
I understood exactly what was happening — The liberal machine had activated the purest form of racism there is. Rising up on the backs of Black people for it’s own political benefit. At the height of injustice, we were nothing more than propaganda. Black men had become commercialized hashtags; mascots. Black women were merely tokens of oppression. Both of which are very useful in the ongoing war of politics in America. I rejected this game and proclaimed that Black men must lead. For doing so I was called a sexist, misogynist, homophobic, transphobic, xenophobic, cisgender, toxic male. My response to these detractors was fuck off. Black men will rise up! Neoliberalism had tried to take a piss on George and I wasn’t having it.
The Free Press was intended to be the 4th branch of government. Unfortunately that was a false premise to begin with. The false premise is government being autonomous and self ruling, or that the press is even interested in freedom at all. Government is a vehicle, in America the liberal machine is vertically integrated with that vehicle. Corporations that sit above us, politicians and bureaucrats that proxy public office, right down to everyday citizens. Some choose to sit underneath the system, like insects, hoping they don’t get crushed. Hoping to become the beneficiary of loose crumbs.
It really is that bad. The worst part is the mockery of this whole thing. Maybe I’m just scarred by genetic coding, but as a Black man, there’s nothing more infuriating than when a system tries to game me. Openly insulting my intelligence while doing it. This took me a while, but I’m finally able to see and articulate what people like LeBron James are really up against. Aside from being economically interested and beholden to the establishment, the gravity of social rejection is now equally profound. Which doesn’t excuse their cowardice. That might have actually been the deadliest move against freedom. Welding the social and economic together through this superconductor called the internet. Turning neoliberalism into a true socioeconomic dictator. Prominent people rarely go against the corporations, because they pay the bills. Now they’re reluctant to go against the political status quo, because they don’t want to offend the audience. That’s how social media has become the great heretical deity of our time. It has been intrinsically tied to the fabric of this corporatocracy’s ever expanding vision. Hence how the most ridiculous ideas have hitched their wagon to the oppression of Black people. Men can be women and women can be men? There’s no biological difference? Except when you’re a woman trying to become a man or a man trying to become a woman? Or, what about this notion that women are the axiomatic victims of society and in no way responsible for the current condition of it? These ideas are patently insane, as well as being completely false. Without the plight of Black people being used for fuel at some shoddy “intersection”, these leftist movements don’t have a logical leg to stand on.
I saw it first hand during the 2020 election. It had become an attack on Black women to say Kamala Harris was a fraud. The same constituency allowed Joe Biden to claim “If you don’t vote for him, you’re not Black.” In fact, this racist comment from Biden, was affirmed by a Black woman named Carla Hall in the LA Times. That article was published 3 days before George Floyd was murdered. Who in their right mind was ever pro Joe Biden? A better question is who in their right mind still is today? There’s a way to describe these people, they are hedgehogs. I saw it again with the Jan. 6th “insurrection” story. The same mainstream that had quoted Martin Luther King’s (language of the unheard), during the George Floyd protests, did a complete 180 and said it was never ok to riot. This alone showed where allegiances lie. The right to revolt is preserved as a natural right by the United States constitution. But the machine views the United States constitution as it does all morals and ethics; a la carte.
I knew the Jan. 6th riot would be used as a distraction to keep the attention off Biden’s administration. That smokescreen reminded me of the earliest days in the pandemic. When impeachment was the main focus, until the deaths from Covid took off and people weren’t so easily distracted. Didn’t Trump say close the borders to prevent further outbreak? You all claimed that was xenophobic. Then you used the “insurrection” to take Bannon’s War Room channel down from YouTube. Which may have actually been the most comprehensive analysis of the pandemic. If Steve Bannon is the most dangerous guy out there, why does the liberal agenda conveniently benefit so much from his silence? It surely isn’t Black men or working class Americans that benefit. What would Black people have been called by your networks, had we stormed the capital that day?
But truly I tell you this current move is the most despicable. The gerrymandering and lies regarding Covid-19 has actually cost us Black lives. It has cost the lives of every race, age and gender. All while using Black communities as the linchpin of your phony moral high ground. Commissioning puppets like Don Lemon, Van Jones and Joy Reid to attack people such as Kyrie Irving. People who have asked very legitimate questions during this time of crisis. The resistance to these vaccine mandates is actually pretty basic and doesn’t need conspiracy theory. Natural immunity has been ignored. There are no medical exemptions. And early treatment therapeutics have been suppressed multiple times. Not to mention the contradiction around bodily autonomy, which I’ll save for another letter. Not to mention Gain of Function research. More broadly, privacy is one of the cornerstones of American citizenship. It is a pillar of our constitutional rights. We forfeit it at great peril.
How dare you casually associate a young Black man with the Alt-Right, for saying he wants privacy? What is the Alt-Right? I think it’s a conspiracy theory to be honest. Or at least an absurdly loose definition of White nationalism that now somehow includes Kyrie Irving. How do you all feel about Black nationalism? Now Jonathan Isaac has to callout your network for blatantly lying about Joe Rogan taking horse dewormer.
What an irredeemable lie that was? I saw it happen in real time and thought, “Wow, that was a really dumb move.” But it’s not just stupidity, it’s arrogance. You knew it was completely disingenuous for the FDA to characterize people as animals who were taking Ivermectin. You knew the human version had been administered over 4 billion times, to a few hundred million people. You knew it’s regarded as a “wonder drug” in the world health community. Plus, it does show some promise as an early treatment therapeutic and prophylaxis for Covid-19. If you didn’t know that, you are wholly inept as a news organization. If you did know (which you did), The Free People should bring a civil suit against you for intentionally deceiving viewers in medical advice. For Christ sakes you all got caught peddling a fake story about hospitals being backed up with Ivermectin overdoses. I took Ivermectin a few weeks before Joe Rogan got infected with Covid. It was prescribed to me by my doctor Pierre Kory, who you all have tried so hard to keep out of the mainstream.
When the assault on Ivermectin went live, I knew you all had hit rock bottom. No, lower than that; subterranean. Was this a Quid Pro Quo with Big Pharma? Or maybe even bigger than that? What did the animal joke actually say about the millions of “Black” people Ivermectin has cured, in some of the world’s poorest countries? Is that not dehumanizing? It makes sense though — The liberal machine uses Africa on the global stage, the same way it does Blacks here in America… As a humanitarian front and gold mine. Black sellouts are paid to promote the front. This is how Barack Obama is still depicted as a saint of reason. The man who “liberated” the LGBTQ community, but killed Mummar Gaddafi. Artifice!
A time draws near where a strong cohort of Black people will walkout on this liberal agenda. In fact it’s already begun. The credibility of paid actors like Joy Reid are coming to an end. People are not as vulnerable to psychosocial manipulation as you believe. God bless the courage of American heroes like Dave Chappelle. The next chapter won’t be artistic genius like his comedic performances. The next chapter will be a mobilized opposition. I would be proud to lead it. When the free press pretends to be objective but instead are the pawns of corporate interests and globalist agendas, we the people, are in a code red situation. Black people, EXIT STAGE RIGHT!
P.S. The most susceptible people in warfare are future populations. This was the strategy of eugenics. It will be the strategy of biological and informational wars to come. Or wars that have already begun.