"VIRUSES DO NOT EXIST" was a Psyop - and a Nice Try!
Set your coffee aside right now! You will be laughing
Remember how very many substacks were beset with numerous comments claiming that VIRUSES DO NOT EXIST?
A lot of substackers, myself included, responded to these claims. I even started a DEBATE that received 1,663 replies and was very lively.
Very many other substackers provided interesting, informative, insightful, at times, emotional writeups on this topic. This includes A Midwestern Doctor, Steve Kirsch, Stephanie Brail, James Lyons-Weiler, Meryl Nass, Amy Sukwan, and more. (Please let me know who else posted on this topic prior to today, whose post garnered at least 20 comments, and I will add it to my list).
To some people, the insistence that viruses do not exist seemed odd as the no-virus theory contradicts almost every person’s life experience of getting infected with viruses (such as chickenpox) and acquiring immunity. As a tolerant person, I have no problem with people believing in whatever they want, so the debate I started was an opportunity to learn from each other.
Psyop From BoosterShots Substack
This is his logo:
It turns out that Boostershots was the coordinating site of the psyop and instructed people how to post on forums promoting the no-virus theory. The author(s) even bragged about getting people worked up about it, about my debate, Steve Kirsch etc.
The site even has detailed instructions as to how to attract attention on forums and troll other substacks like Steve Kirsch:
The instructions to followers go on:
therefore, i believe it will be helpful to provide the best plausible explanations for all of the most popular “diseases” from the perspective of terrain theory that new free thinkers could rightfully question or challenge. (and we must honestly admit uncertainty and adhere to the continuous pursuit of truth and the scientific method if we don’t fully understand something yet).
so here’s the idea: i’d like to create a sort of “common sense ‘germ theory’ vs ‘terrain theory’ pamphlet”
the boostershots news team is seeking to hire experienced researchers, editors, graphic designers, and meme lords. we will pay you with vodka, picked herring, and indecision.
while i was only slightly peeved when i discovered that both “level 1 igor chudov” and “level 2 steve kirsch” had revealed themselves as germ believist mercenaries, i was absolutely fucking LIVID when i would later discover that my most admired “level 3” substack hero is pulling the same exact bullshit.
This went on for a while, but it looks like the author abandoned his or her attempts to run this psyop as of Sep 26 2022.
The instructions are highly educational for anyone attempting any psyop.
Why Did the “No-Virus Psyop” Fizzle?
However, this psyop fizzled. Why? In my opinion, this entire operation was an attempt to hitch a cart to a dead horse (no-virus theory), flog this dead horse, and get the cart going. The dead horse did not go very far, and that explains why the boostershots campaign was abandoned eventually. The no-virus theory is not exactly new (it predates the virus theory), and it never went very far in the last 100 years, on or outside of Substack.
Our own anti-vax campaign is a great counterexample: we have a multitude of opinions, can handle disagreement, our thoughts are constantly sharpened by these disagreements, and broad truth is behind us. Our “horse” is very much alive!
Last Note to All Virus Deniers
Dear virus deniers: while I firmly believe that viruses exist, I also would like to reiterate that each of you, including people boostershots explicitly mentioned, is a welcomed reader of my substack, and I love to hear your future opinions about anything!
Also, I am not mad in any way at anyone. It was a nice try. It was fun while it lasted, and the whole story was an interesting attempt of a likely young individual to run their personal and very harmless operation. It provides us with much food for thought and shows an anatomy of an influence operation colloquially described as a “psyop”. Nobody was hurt in the end.