NEWS: “[…] With or without the COVD, with or without the vaccines, old people are hopelessly sentenced to death.
After having been carefully severed from the rest of society, isolated through targeted measures and restrictions, robbed of their families, locked away in their houses and care homes, driven away from churches and cemeteries, old people seem to be the primary target of this pandemic.
A pandemic steeped in ideology, seen as a unique opportunity to set up the New World Order.
Still, what great threat to Covidism do these wretched elderly people pose, who are days away from dying a good death? How exactly could they endanger the coming of the New World Order?
Elderly people are the only generation cut off from the Internet, who are not reliant on their mobile phones or computers. Accordingly, they are hard targets for the wave of poisoned propaganda flowing through the network.
Elderly people have experienced terrible events – wars, political imprisonment, deportations, persecution from the secret police, hunger, cold and communist terror. They’ve known true suffering. They don’t scare easily from a common sneeze. Death doesn’t scare them. (Only loneliness scares them). And since death is the primary instrument used to bring forth the age of the Covid, the elderly are seen as instigators.
The elderly enjoy special relations with children, the generation that is most exposed to the Internet. Only grandparents are capable of cutting off their grandchildren from the evil spell of screens. Only they persuade them to go out, play ball, break a few windows. To break the rules […]”
NARRATIVES: 1. There is a conspiracy dubbed the Great Reset, which seeks to enslave humanity, and the coronavirus pandemic is one of the instruments it employs to achieve its objective. 2. Elderly categories of people have been deliberately exposed to the coronavirus in order to exterminate them. 3. Just like the coronavirus, vaccines too are a weapon designed to wipe out the elderly. 4. To carry out this plan, the elderly have been isolated and cut off from the rest of the population.
BACKGROUND: One of the first conspiracy theories regarding SARS-CoV-2 was that the coronavirus was manufactured to eliminate elderly people, seen as a burden on society. For instance, in late February, 2020, this theory broke ground in an online publication, while by March was already mentioned in a Recorder report. “The conspiracy”, in this case, is tied to an alleged “slip-up” of former IMF president, Christine Lagarde, which the media in Romania had previously referenced. That fake news had actually been unraveled ever since 2018 by PressOne. The existence of a conspiracy designed to kill the aging population in order to reduce associated costs was brought up in March, 2020 in Lithuania via Sputnik, Russia’s propaganda channel, but there was never talk of a global conspiracy, but merely one targeting the elderly in Italy. The narrative about killing elderly people has been revived in a slightly different variation, in the context of anti-COVID vaccines being developed. China was one of its primary sources. One of the focuses of Chinese propaganda was the case of a group of elderly people in Norway who died after receiving an anti-COVID vaccine.
As regards the Great Reset, the narrative started to gain momentum about the time Joe Biden won the race for the US presidency. It promotes the existence of a cabal linked to the new American president, Joe Biden and his associates, seeking to enslave humanity and take over. The term “Great Reset” has been widely promoted by pro-Donald Trump conspiracy buffs, whereas in fact it references a World Economic Forum initiative designed to bridge existing economic gaps across the globe after the pandemic (the WEF is allegedly part of the conspiracy). The Great Reset also bodes well with QAnon (they share large numbers of followers), another conspiracy theory that has been picked up by anti-lockdown activists, claiming the pandemic is nothing but a hoax. In Romania, news reports of the Great Reset with conspiracy undertones started to spread in September (national.ro , cuvântul-ortodox.ro etc.), while the number of both publications and articles that joined the conspiracy chorus increased from October through December, the details of the articles matching conspiracy theories in the West.
The latest fake news published by Evenimentul Zilei, which has been disseminated by other publications that regularly publish narratives pointing to conspiracy theories, ultra-conservative views, coronascepticism, etc., carries over the narrative on a global plan to kill the elderly, mixing it with the Great Reset conspiracy theory. The tone already has apocalyptic ramifications, as the article speaks of a mass purge similar to the Holocaust: the elderly are cut off from the rest of the population, then exterminated. A typical example of fakes news operating with fractions of truth, the article revolves around out-of-context arguments and fails to provide any opposing views.
WHY THE NARRATIVES ARE FALSE: The aforementioned narratives are linked to conspiracy theories that have never been confirmed, built on a mix of out-of-context information, disinformation, speculation and lies. For example, a few dozen or hundred adverse reactions to the vaccine, tantamount to an insignificant percentage for any kind of medication, are repeatedly referenced to create the image of an inexistent threat. A case in point is the article published by Eventimentul Zilei: it presents as evidence an investigation into New York State Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo’s task force, which directed nursing homes in this state to admit recovering elderly patients in hospitals. The article only mentions the Democrat official, although the investigation is targeting his whole team. It rightfully reports that that number of deaths in nursing homes is 50% higher than the figures previously reported by the authorities, without mentioning, however, that the larger death toll accounts for those long-term care residents who died after being transferred to hospitals (and who were included in the overall death toll). The article also neglects the explanation offered by the Democratic Governor’s team, namely that the decision to send recovering patients to nursing homes was taken to free up beds in the state’s overcrowded hospitals. Along similar lines, the article publicizes the case of the group of elderly people who died in Norway shortly after receiving the anti-COVID vaccine, although the authorities’ investigation did not find any connection between the vaccine and the deaths.