First Comes the Little Lies

When you catch someone lying, it tells you a lot about them.

Even if it is a lie over a little thing, it suggests they will also be prepared to lie over something much bigger.

That’s why I believe you should never trust a liar.

That was certainly my motto in politics. If you caught someone out in a mistruth, even if you didn’t call them on it at the time, it told you a lot about their character.

I remember when one senior member of the government told me I should make amends with a particularly untrustworthy colleague. I was told:

We all know he is treacherous and untrustworthy but it is better to have him on side 80% of the time.

It was a policy of appeasing the crocodile hoping he won’t eat you.

My response to that approach was:

If I assume he will always betray me then all the surprises will be to the upside, whereas you will trust him on something important and it will destroy you.

Those words proved prophetic as that senior Liberal lost his leadership over such misplaced trust.

It works the same in the world outside politics. 

If a business is caught not telling the truth about their product, how can you believe anything they say?

Take for instance, the report providing a six-month data update from their vaccine trials. They said 15 of the vaccinated and 14 of the unvaccinated people had died.

It now turns out that the real numbers were 21 of the vaccinated and 15 who received the saline shot.

In total, there were nine more deaths during the trial than Pfizer told us about — six of those among the vaccinated group. 

Both group trials comprised around 22,000 people and most passed away from cardiovascular-related problems.

Here’s the original data released in the report by Pfizer.

Reported Cause of Death

Source: Appendix to ‘Six Month Safety and Efficacy of the BNT162b2 mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine’

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While there’s a lot of detail in this report and previous reports released, they go to show that the Pfizer vaccine seems to do very little to reduce overall deaths.

And apparently, because the control group were vaccinated at the end of the trial, the long-term efficacy or dangers of these vaccines remain unknown.

It’s as if they didn’t want a study of the long-term impacts to be available.

This, of course, makes a mockery of the claims that these vaccines have been subject to long-term trials and are without long-term side effects.

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The truth is they simply don’t know. 

However, that lack of knowledge hasn’t stopped billions of doses being rolled out at a cost of hundreds of billions of dollars, even though the data available shows it doesn’t make much difference to death rates.

Some may conclude, based on the trial evidence, the vaccine makes things even worse. Could that explain why the data released by Pfizer was inaccurate?

Perhaps it was a simple mistake made by a multibillion-dollar company in one of the most important medical tests ever done. 

In an update released by the US FDA, the figures are even more worrying. That data showed the mortality rate among the vaccinated group was almost 50% higher than the placebo group.

Although we don’t know what these test subjects died of, the FDA reassuringly tells us that none were considered related to the vaccine.

That said, without any knowledge of the long-term implications of these vaccines on the health of the recipients, who’s to say whether the deaths are related to the vaccine or not?

After all, if we aren’t told the truth about the little things, why would they level with us over the bigger ones?


Cory Bernardi,

For The Rum Rebellion

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As a member of the Liberal Party of Australia for over 30 years, Cory fought to support Sir Robert Menzies’ vision of stronger families, fostering free enterprise, limited government and supporting civil society for the ‘forgotten people’.

He is currently Chairman of the Bernardi Family Investment Office and provides regular current affairs commentary on Sky News Australia and other media outlets.

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