The Possible Hidden Agenda Behind the “Plandemic” Conspiracy Theory
Currently a video is circulating the internet that is causing social media users to share it and then question reality when it is removed for spreading false information about the Coronavirus. In the week or so that it has been shared, countless physicians have debunked the information in the video as unscientific and completely false.
The video claims that Dr. Anthony Fauci, the leading expert in virology and epidemiology, with a list of credentials a mile long, is somehow a part of a deep state conspiracy to get everyone vaccinated and make billions of dollars off of us with unproven vaccines which probably cause autism. The video does its best to discredit Dr. Fauci, to cast doubt on his leadership, and to undermine his authority in the medical field. Note that the video is very convincing because it uses some of the oldest persuasive techniques in the book.
But there is a sinister agenda behind this video beyond it just being an outright dangerous lie that tricks people into not wearing masks, to not practice social distancing, to not follow the CDC guidelines and to question all media as biased and part of the “deep state”. It is a secret power-grab attempt to unseat Dr. Fauci and replace him with anti-vaxxer quack Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai.
Dr. Ayyadurai (not a medical doctor) is a pretty controversial figure, a man who claimed that he is the inventor of e-mail (he didn’t), but more important in this case is a leading conspiracy theorist regarding vaccines and public health. He’s written many books about how the reason we are sick is because our immune systems are not strong enough due to vaccines. Of course, this is not how vaccines work, but the gullible masses are falling in behind him.
On April 13th, President Trump shared the hashtag #FireFauci (and then retracted it) which then appeared to give the antivaxxers behind Ayyadurai the signal to go on the offensive in hopes that the conspiracy theorist could then replace Fauci. It appears that there are several events happening currently, and when you draw a line between the dots the possible motivation behind this propaganda takes shape.
Dr. Ayyadurai is not just a quack doctor (who is not a medical doctor), but a candidate for office. He’s run against Elizabeth Warren, and might have his eye on replacing Dr. Fauci as the lead on the coronavirus outbreak as stated above. When one compares Dr. Ayyadurai’s claims about Fauci, the coronavirus, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, one sees immediately that these are the same claims made in the “Plandemic” video (among others).
To quote Tina Nguyen of Politico:
Ayyadurai told POLITICO that he is deeply suspicious of Fauci, accusing him of having connections to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which funds various health care initiatives, including some to develop and distribute vaccines globally. It’s a common yet vague charge among Fauci’s detractors that appears to be based, in part, on a global vaccine project the Gates Foundation launched in 2010 in collaboration with the World Health Organization and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the agency Fauci has run since 1984.
Whether or not Mikki Willis made “Plandemic” as a direct support to people like Dr. Ayyadurai remains to be seen, but the video does cast doubt on Dr. Fauci and attempts to discredit him using the same claims that Dr. Ayyadurai touts. President Trump did well in placing Dr. Fauci on his coronavirus response team, but he needs to let the expert speak rather than undermine his authority. Replacing Fauci with Ayyadurai would be a dream coup for antivaxxers, allowing them to give their conspiracy theorist ideas a national platform like never before and endangering the lives of millions. Think of “Plandemic” as a propaganda-filled campaign video for the antivaxxer cause.
The good news is that thankfully Dr. Fauci is still in charge. The medical and scientific community was quick to discredit the “Plandemic” video as well they should. YouTube, Facebook and Twitter have made a concerted effort to remove the video so that others will not be affected by its very convincing lies. So far, cooler heads have prevailed, but that doesn’t stop your friends on Facebook and Twitter from doubting the truth.
So do your best to be kind to these people who have been snookered by the “Plandemic” video. It’s gone from most platforms, and in time something else will rise up to replace it and they’ll forget about it. Hopefully, however, it won’t be as damaging as “Plandemic.”