Journalism has seen better days. Once upon a time, the profession involved, at least in theory, a commitment to tell the truth—regardless of who it offended. But in recent decades, journalists have revealed themselves to be more interested in serving powerful interests than exposing them.
There is, thankfully, a diamond in the rough: James O’Keefe. Founder of Project Veritas, a non-profit journalism enterprise, he has repeatedly broken major stories and has proven to be a thorn in the establishment’s side. O’Keefe’s recent Pfizer exposé is of particular significance to anyone concerned with the activities of the pharmaceutical giant.
Project Veritas posted a video on Wednesday in which Pfizer executive Jordon Trishton Walker speaks candidly about his employer’s mRNA experiments.
“One of the things we’re exploring is like, why don’t we just mutate it [COVID-19] ourselves so we could focus on—we could create—preemptively develop new vaccines, right?” asks Walker, unaware he was on hidden camera. “So we have to do that. If we’re gonna do that though, there’s a risk of like, as you could imagine, no one wants to be having a pharma company mutating f***ing viruses.”
He’s right about that one.
And if Pfizer were up to stuff like that, Walker would know about it. His full title is a mouthful: Director of Research and Development – Strategic Operations and mRNA Scientific Planning. In other words, he’s the guy who oversees some, or perhaps even all, of Pfizer’s mRNA research and development—not a great position to give a blabber, but we won’t waste any sympathy on big pharma.
In a video released yesterday, Walker can be seen throwing a temper tantrum after realizing that what he thought was a date with another man was in fact a setup. “You cannot use my likeness on this,” says an irate Walker. “I’m about to sue you—this is absurd.”
It is understandable that the Pfizer employee would be upset. After all, he had just unwittingly provided the public with a rare glimpse at what the pharmaceutical corporation is up to behind the scenes.
Of his revelations, perhaps most fascinating is the one relating to the origins of COVID-19. “You have to be, like, very controlled to make sure that this virus [COVID-19] that you mutate doesn’t create something, like, you know, just goes everywhere,” said Walker. “Which, I suspect, is the way that the virus started in Wuhan, to be honest. Like, it makes no sense that this virus popped out of nowhere.”
Remember when the media told us that was a right-wing conspiracy theory?
Walker also shed light on the incestuous relationship between the pharmaceutical industry and the federal government. “So, like, in the pharma industry, all the government officials who, like, you know, review our drugs, eventually [most of them will] come work for pharma companies,” he confided. “And in the military, like, all the, like, army and defense, like, government officials eventually go work for the defense companies afterwards.”
When asked by the undercover Project Veritas journalist how he felt about that revolving door, Walker replied, “It’s pretty good for the industry, to be honest. It’s bad for everyone else in America.” He continued, saying, “Because if the regulators who review our drugs know that once they stop being a regulator, they want to go work for the company, they are not going to be harsh on the company where they’re getting their job.”
The revelations from James O’Keefe’s latest exposé are staggering. But will Pfizer answer for their misdeeds? Given the fact that most institutions in America would side with big pharma over the average American, I doubt it.
Still, powerful institutions need to be exposed. We should be grateful that James O’Keefe and his team have an interest in carrying out a task so vital to a free society. Someone has to do it, and that someone certainly isn’t the mainstream media.
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