I've been contemplating when and what to write, in fact, I've had this draft saved for a couple months now but as the saying goes, what better time than the present? inFACT started as an outlet for me, back in early April. I had been (comfortably) off work for a few months already (not COVID-19 related) and getting increasingly frustrated with the generally poor reporting and communication around COVID-19 in Nova Scotia. After making some daily posts on local Facebook pages, I could see many people were feeling the same as I was, and inFACT was born.
I've been lucky enough to have the time and support over the last seven plus months to be able to dedicate myself to inFACT, and it's been amazing to see the support it has garnered. What's been the most valued part of the project for me is seeing how genuinely thankful people are to have a space where they can come and share points of view that are not typically welcomed in the mainstream, as it quite evident when scanning comment threads of places like CTV, CBC, Q104 and the NS Government. It's unfortunate there aren't more places for common sense thought, freedom of speech and healthy skepticism, but I am more than happy to have been able to provide that space. Trust me, it's been as helpful to me as it has been to you.
The purpose of this post is to make everyone aware that at some point in the (likely) near future, I will have no choice but to scale back the amount of time I am able to put into inFACT. I'm not sure whether that is 2 days, 2 weeks or 2 months away but getting back to more consistent employment is something I have to start thinking about. As much as I would love to put even more time and effort into inFACT, I would have to be able to earn a living from doing so, and at this time that simply isn't realistic. I am so thankful for all of you, just being apart of this really does mean the world to me. The donations I have received from your hard earned pay cheques have been generous and thoughtful and have helped more than you know. That said, 4000 followers isn't 40000 or 400000 followers and the reality is, I would need that many to make this feasible going forward as a full time gig.
I was never expecting to earn a penny from doing this, so please don't take this as a sob story of any kind, nor am I grumbling about not receiving enough donations. It's not that at all! I just wanted to be honest with everyone and at least give a little bit of notice that at some point in the near future, I'll have to scale things back a bit. One thing I probably will do to ensure we all still have a space that can continue to keep us sane, is create an inFACT GROUP on Facebook so that you all don't have to wait for something to be posted in order to comment, you can generate the discussion yourselves that way.
Something else I have been thinking a lot about lately, and it also goes hand in hand with what I've already said here, but also not based purely on time constraints. I believe the daily updates are becoming monotonous, at least they certainly are for me. I believe all they do is continue to feed into the fear and hysteria. There is no need for daily updates on cases and deaths. At no other time for no other disease in history has this been done and it's not helpful. I cannot think of one positive thing that has come from it. It simply ensures people are on the edge of their seat each and every day just waiting to see that more cases have been discovered. I realize that me stopping the daily updates will have little impact since your TV screens and Facebooks feeds will still be bombarded non-stop by every single outlet, but at some point decisions have to be made based on moral principles, even if the impact of the action is negligible. I choose to not continue being part of the problem. I understand that many of you may only follow this page for the daily updates, so I'll apologize in advance that this may not be the news you were hoping to hear. It's a decision I don't take lightly, but I feel that there is a lot more going on than is outwardly obvious, though it is getting more obvious by the day.
With that said, what I expect to have happen is this page moving away from the daily updating of numbers and more into discussing the bigger picture and where this is all headed. Again, many of you may not have an interest in this so if you do not continue to follow the page as a result, no hard feelings. We all have to do what is right for us individually, I think that's very important. Many more of you will not be interested in my perspectives, some of which have already been published. It will be labelled as conspiracy theory and anti this and that, which is fine because that's what's expected if you don't align with the mainstream accepted narrative. Personally, I do not believe in conspiracy theory, as a theory. I believe 90% of them are born in fact. That doesn't mean that 100% of them are 90% accurate or that 90% are 100% accurate. Some may have very little basis in reality whilst others have already been proven entirely true. What I do know is that the term itself is thrown around as a way to discredit anyone who looks for an alternative explanation for (typically) Government actions and that itself is incredibly dangerous as it stifles investigation and inquisition - which is the point. Just consider "The Great Reset". The concept of a "New World Order" based on increasingly centralized global governance that lends itself to a massive social welfare state is something that just a couple months ago was laughed at as cuckoo and ridiculous. However, with the state of things in the world currently, "they" appear to be more emboldened to allow these concepts to become more mainstream, to the degree that Trudeau has now openly discussed it in a speech to the UN in September, and you can read all about it on the World Economic Forum's website. This is what the "Build Back Better" slogan is all about that you may have heard being espoused time and time again by Trudeau, Biden, Boris Johnson (UK PM) and other globalist leaders. The World Economic Forum has a summit in January where the wealthy and powerful will meet again to establish how they can take the "opportunity" covid has provided to "remake" the global economy in their image. More on that to come in future posts, but this stuff is much more out in the open now. What was once conspiracy theory is literally becoming reality right before our eyes. Unfortunately, many will still rationalize it as necessary in the face of a pandemic. It's that mentality and the general apathy of society that will allow the "new normal" to be implemented at a feverish pace, with very little real pushback.
Anyway, enough about that for now. Until then, it's business as usual so we shall keep fighting the good fight. Thank you all very much for your support, and regardless, will do everything I can to be as active as possible in the future and will continue the daily updates in the short term.