If COVID-19 mass distribution becomes the new rage here in France among the double-jabbed, French Prime Minister Jean Castex just might be in the running for poster boy.
Last weekend, some of us watched the big rugby match between France and the New Zealand All-Blacks, which aired live on TV from the Stade de France in Paris. It was impossible not to notice that the venue, which can only be accessed by those with a "health pass" QR code attesting to either a full course of jabs (which is currently two jabs, but will soon be three for certain demographics) or a recent negative nose swab test, was brimming with cheering mask-less spectators standing shoulder to shoulder. Among them was Castex. No masks or distancing, of course, since the jabs are like COVID kryptonite, right? Well, let's ask Castex himself about that!
"The analyses carried out on [double-vaccinated] people show that they no longer have a chance of catching the disease," Castex said to TF1 TV on July 13, 2021, as French President Emmanuel Macron was gearing up for a national address to introduce mandatory vaccination for some sectors and the infamous government issued QR code based "health pass" to access many aspects of daily life.
The government propaganda was so grotesque that even the public service broadcaster, France Info, published a piece in its "real or fake" section asking whether Castex was correct. "While vaccines protect more than 90 percent against severe forms of the disease, they do not prevent infection," the outlet concluded. Meaning that the prime minister of France was either lying to, or deliberately misleading, the entire country about the true extent of any jab benefits. Or else he's just simply oblivious and not asking himself too many inconvenient questions.
Not exactly the kind of guy into whose hands you'd want to place full physical autonomy and integrity, probably. Yet that's exactly what Castex and his government have been demanding that we do through this entire sanitary fiasco.
After Saturday night's rugby game, Castex subsequently waltzed over to Belgium on Monday to meet up with his Belgian counterpart, Prime Minister Alexander De Croo. "During his trip to Brussels," Le Figaro newspaper reports, "the Prime Minister was also accompanied by the Ministers of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly, of the Interior, Gerald Darmanin, of Justice, Eric Dupond-Moretti, of the Secretary of State for Europe, Clement Beaune. The Director General of Internal Security, Nicolas Lerner, that of External Security, Bernard Emie, the National Counterterrorism Prosecutor, Jean-Francois Ricard, and the National Coordinator of Intelligence and the Fight against Terrorism, Laurent Nunez, were also part of the of the delegation during this trip."
This band, formerly known as "the French delegation," is now potentially up for a name change to "the Castex COVID cluster". At least 10 ministers of Castex's government are now considered contact cases while a determination is made on whether "COVID Kryptonite Castex" is, in fact, "Superspreader Castex". Just a few more government contact cases and maybe the French people can have some decent quiet time without one of them popping up to impose some new constraint or rule under the pretext of avoiding COVID-19.
As Castex would have us believe, he learned that same Monday afternoon, upon his return from Brussels, that his 11-year-old daughter had tested positive for COVID -- after which a positive test revealed that he, too, had it.
But who truly passed the plague to whom? Did it go from rugby fan or colleague, to Castex, to kiddo Castex, or from schoolmate to kiddo Castex, to daddy? This is obviously a Rorschach test to determine your biases. No one really has any idea beyond guessing. But blaming the kid is a convenient way to bolster any argument by Castex's government for jabbing kids aged 11 and under.
When you insist on drinking your own bath water, you're bound to eventually suffer some negative consequences. Some of us have long been saying, "Hey, everyone, you do you. Fill your boots (or your least-favorite shoulder) with whatever concoction Big Pharma has to offer -- or not. Just leave others to make their own choices, as well." As Castex is unfortunately finding out the hard way, bath water drinking can, in fact, still make you and others sick.