The current pandemic has been very trying to many and may soon prove to have long lasting impacts. My deepest sympathies go out to the families and friends of those who succumbed to the virus. I also offer prayers of healing to those who are suffering from the long-term effects of this virus.
After almost 2 years of going through this pandemic, there is a lot of reflection going on about the measures taken by government and public health officials to try to contain the virus. What appeared to be logical measures such as temporary lock downs, social distancing, gradually expanded into censorship of scientists/ doctors with alternate views, to mandates for people to take an experimental product, with no regards to individual choice and risk-safety analysis.
Thousands of Americans decided to protest and gather in late January 2022 in Washington, D.C. for the “Defeat The Mandates” rally. Although mainstream media pundits slammed the rally and used the pejorative “Anti-Va…”, there was lot to cover for any truth-seeking journalist with integrity. The rally was about public disapproval for vaccine/therapeutic mandates, opposition to coerced vaccines without full risk-benefit analysis. This event was also about the outrage over the censorship of scientists and doctors with an opposing view of the pandemic narrative.
These scientists and clinical doctors were celebrated during the rally for risking their careers by speaking in favor of early treatment by using un-patented, repurposed therapeutics for the C-19 virus. This included Dr. Peter McCullough, a well-respected cardiologist who published one of the first multi sequence drug therapies for C-19. Founding members of the FLCCC Alliance, Dr. Paul Marik and Dr. Pierre Kory, who provide resources to patients seeking early treatment solutions with testimonials from people who reported getting relieved from C-19 with the use of early treatment therapies.
What was interesting about the rally was the diversity in terms of political ideology, demographics, and religion. There were groups of “Lets Go Brandon” Republicans, Liberals, people are traditionally pro-vaccine and those totally against vaccines and rely on herbal remedies. There were also frontline workers that were once held as heroes in 2020, such as nurses, teachers, and fire fighters. Now those same frontline workers, who risk their lives, are being vilified because they refuse to take a therapeutic intervention. The diversity was even seen on stage, in a rare moment of seeing National of Islam’s own Rizza Islam standing side by side with Rabbi Zev Epstein.
During Rizza Islam’s speech, he stated that Satan’s war on humanity is the only cause that would stop a Muslim, a Christian, and a Jew from arguing and unite together.
Most importantly, this rally was about the vaccine injured. These are people who trusted public health experts and went to take the C-19 vaccines, as a path back to normal. Unfortunately some people did not fair well after taking the shot and they are suffering. This includes pre-teen Mattie DeGaray, who was a participant of the Pfizer 12-15 year old clinical trials. According to senate testimony by her mother, Maddie began experiencing adverse reactions soon after her second dose of the shot. The sheer number of adverse events Maddie suffers from is astonishing, which includes nerve pain, gastroparesis, nausea, memory fog, dizziness, fainting, and seizures. I myself noticed a tremor on her hand was she was holding a rose. She is now wheel chair bound, and has a feeding tube for nutrition. Another person impacted by the vaccines is Ernest Ramirez, a single father who lost his 16-year old son Ernesto Ramirez Jr., shortly after taking the shot. Junior was a normal teen who enjoyed baseball and wanted to join the U.S. Air Force. I first heard about this story when Earnest testified to Senator Ron Johnson, which was full of strong emotion and pain. The atmosphere at the rally was very peaceful and folks were very friendly with each other. People marched to the Lincoln Memorial, cheered on the speakers, and shared a couple hours of unity for a common cause.
Although this blog is mainly about me capturing weddings and the most joyous moments of life, I felt that this event was too important and has to be highlighted and documented accurately. Part of my vision statement is to use our talents to raise community consciousness.
See the link below to the gallery of images from this event.