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Do You Have the Right to Think What You Want About Your Health?

In recent years, we have often heard the term “fake news.” During the corona crisis, information from dissenters, even if well-founded, was quickly labeled disinformation. Where did this come from? If we assume the good in man, it cannot be otherwise than that vested interests have underhandedly influenced doctors and the government. Thinking they were well-informed and doing the right thing, the latter then sometimes spread misinformation about health as “truth.” As you can well-documented read in Deadly Lies: How Doctors and Patients Are Deceived, this has happened before, though not on this large scale and often much more covertly.

Any way you slice it, dismissing well-researched information as fake news is a direct threat to free speech and your human rights. What does that mean for you?

By C.F. van der Horst
14 November 2019, updated 22 October 2022

“1984” Was a Warning, Not Advice

Before answering that question, a quote from George Orwell is in order. George Orwell, a pseudonym of Eric Arthur Blair (1903- 1950), was an English novelist, essayist and critic. He was famous for his critical novels Animal Farm and 1984. The latter work describes the dangers of totalitarian rule. There are signs that a small clique considers this latest novel their guiding light. It was a warning, however. And one that is relevant to what has taken place in recent years. What Winston Smith, the protagonist of 1984, is a clear violation of his human rights and freedom of opinion:

“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two equals four,” Winston Smith wrote in his diary. Winston was tortured to adjust his views to those of the Party of Big Brother (Big Brother), because what the Party considers truth is truth. “Two plus two is four,” Winston thought nevertheless. The Party executioner O’Brien talked down to him during the torture: “Sometimes, Winston. Sometimes they are five. Sometimes they are three. Sometimes they are all of them at once. You must try harder. It is not easy to become sane.”

In 1984, Orwell warned against the infringement of free opinion and the distortion of truth. Unfortunately, the concerns of this British author and critic have proved at least partially justified, for in today’s age one could say that “two plus two equals four” is fake news.

More than ever, therefore, it is important to know what human rights are. It will help you form and maintain your own opinions.

Free Opinion Endangered

While it should be, free opinion and its expression is not a self-evident right these days. Indeed, there is a threat to this freedom. In the Netherlands, we saw it already in the 1960s when opponents of the fluoridation of drinking water were ridiculed. It came to light again when Dr. Cornelis Moerman’s alternative cancer treatment proved successful and this Vlaardingen doctor was attacked (read Deadly Lies: How Doctors and Patients Are Deceived). We have seen it with the large-scale campaign to vaccinate children for relatively harmless childhood diseases and pushing the unproven flu shot. It culminated in the social and economic assault on society called the corona crisis in which unproven and experimental “vaccines” were promoted as the only solution to the pandemic.

Because most people consider information from the government and the National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) reliable, it can be difficult to form and maintain your own dissenting opinion. You may be considered a dissident. Knowing your fundamental rights is therefore important to making independent decisions regarding your health.

Human Rights: Freedom of Opinion Is Your Fundamental Right

For freedom of opinion, Human Rights are essential. But do you know what human rights are? Where do they come from and why are they important? The following video, created by Youth for Human Rights provides a simple explanation.

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