The Big Lie. It came from Hitler. It is being used by Trump. Here’s how it is summarized:
“A big lie (German: große Lüge) is a propaganda technique. The expression was coined by Adolf Hitler, when he dictated his 1925 book Mein Kampf, about the use of a lie so “colossal” that no one would believe that someone “could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously”.
Trump and his followers have been spreading the BIG LIE about the coronavirus pandemic that is gripping the United States of America. It consists of two parts: first that the number of deaths from coronavirus are a tiny fraction of what has been publicized by the “fake media” and evil medical doctors. I had one person send me and article by one of those doctors that sells what he purports will better your health. This doctor is what we used to know as a snake oil salesman which is adequately defined as:
“Snake oil is an expression that originally referred to fraudulent health products or unproven medicine but has come to refer to any product with questionable or unverifiable quality or benefit. By extension, a snake oil salesman is someone who knowingly sells fraudulent goods or who is himself or herself a fraud, quack, charlatan, and the like.”
The article by this doctor explained that even though it is reported (at the time he wrote the article) that we have had 160,000 deaths from Covid the true account is somewhere around 10,000, less than the flu.
The other day Trump spelled this out at one of his hate fests saying something to the effect that if a person has Covid but dies of a heart attack here in America they say he died of Covid but in the rest of the world they will say he died of a heart attack. He said they are doing this because the doctor’s make more money from a dead Covid patient than a dead heart attack patient. Like most things, there is nothing to back that up but that doesn’t prevent his almost all white non-college educated fans from ingesting it as a truism as if it was part of the theory of gravity. (They do believe in gravity I assume.) Basically, Trump was suggesting like the snake oil doctor that the figures were greatly exaggerated and not only that, it was being done because the health care workers on the front lines (over 1,700 have died from Covid) are deliberately lying about it.
Sadly we are the only nation in the world suffering from a pandemic where the leader of the country denies there is a pandemic. Trump and those caught in his web of lies can easily see the opposite of what they assert is true. If anything, the United States is underreporting the number of deaths from Covid.
I assume they do not deny there’s a pandemic raging in the rest of the world. Here’s how they get caught up in their line of bs. If the rest of the world is properly labelling Covid deaths then we see how many deaths from the Covid pandemic are occurring in the world. Look at the figures.
There are 1,150,000 deaths worldwide attributed to Covid world and 43 million cases. This shows the death rate is about 3.488% of Covid cases.
The United States has 225,000 deaths attributed to Covid and 8,600,000 cases. This shows the death rate is about 2.626% of Covid cases.
Eliminate the U.S. deaths from the world and the world rate is 3.706%, or a difference of 1.090%. If we were overcounting deaths because the people are dying from causes other than Covid then would not our percentage of deaths from Covid be much higher than the rest of the world.
If we experienced the world rate of 3.706% then our deaths would be 318,000.
Now isn’t that a coincidence with the latest news reporting: “The official Covid-19 mortality figures might be dramatically underestimating the real death toll of the pandemic in the US, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). From late January to early October, nearly 300,000 “excess deaths” occurred in America, the report authors estimate. That’s about a third more than the 216,025 coronavirus deaths the US reported in the same period.”
How then do the snake oil doctors and the Trump cult explain the 300,000 excess deaths? How then can they “have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously”. They could blame it on climate change but they deny that is happening. Ah, that’s it, it is the Chinese who have killed the excess 300,000 Americans by putting an undetectable poison in their food. That will fly for the time being.