Why the Legacy Media Tried to Distract From and Dismiss Defeat the Mandates D.C.

Screenshot-Defeat the Mandates Livestream on CHD.TV

If you have opportunity, I would strongly recommend viewing the LiveStream of Sunday’s “Defeat the Mandates: An American Homecoming” Rally in Washington D.C. My colleague Nick Arama reported on the event, and gave an overview about those in attendance. LifeSite News did a lovely compilation of interviews with the attendees.


You could well say that America was fully represented: vaccinated, unvaccinated, Democrat, Republican, Independent, non-partisan, apolitical, white, Black, Latino, whatever label you want to apply, they were in full force, enthusiastic, and motivated. These Americans braved the 36 degree cold to hear the lineup of musical artists and speakers, and to make their voices heard. The comedian and satirist JP Sears moderated and introduced the speakers, which were the primary focus. But if anyone paid attention to the legacy media, it would appear that Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., whose Children’s Health Defense helped to organize the event, was their main focus with his “offensive” comparisons of the vaccine mandates to Nazi Germany and Anne Frank.

From the network searching for relevance (and ratings), CNN:

“Even in Hitler Germany (sic), you could, you could cross the Alps into Switzerland. You could hide in an attic, like Anne Frank did,” said Kennedy, a prominent anti-vaccine advocate, in a speech at the Lincoln Memorial. “I visited, in 1962, East Germany with my father and met people who had climbed the wall and escaped, so it was possible. Many died, true, but it was possible.”

Kennedy’s historically inaccurate anti-Semitic remark ignores the fact that Frank and some 6 million other Jews were murdered by Nazis. Frank, who was a teenager at the time, hid in an attic in the Netherlands, not Germany, before she was caught and was sent to a concentration camp, where she died.

The Auschwitz Memorial responded to Kennedy in a statement on Twitter, saying, “Exploiting of the tragedy of people who suffered, were humiliated, tortured & murdered by the totalitarian regime of Nazi Germany – including children like Anne Frank – in a debate about vaccines & limitations during global pandemic is a sad symptom of moral & intellectual decay.”

The son of former Attorney General and presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy has a long history of spreading vaccine misinformation.


My how the long knives were drawn for less than a two-minute portion of Kennedy’s 25-minute speech. The majority of the media coverage fixated on Kennedy and only Kennedy, when he was one of a number of speakers that appeared at the event. The two hours and 50 minutes before Kennedy’s address are what really packed the punch, and what the legacy media wants to be ignored.

Dr. Peter McCullough effectively opened the event, with powerful statements on three critical circles:

“We have a circle of medical freedom,” McCullough said.

“You have the freedom. You and you alone have the autonomy overy your body. You have the freedom to determine what happens to your body. That is your sole possession. In many ways it’s the only thing you really have. That is your possession.

“That circle of medical freedom is inextricably linked to a circle of social freedom: and that social freedom includes your family, and your employment, and your faith, it involves your overall citizenry in any country that you reside, in any state that you reside. And that is inextricably linked to the circle of economic freedom. Medical freedom is linked to social and economic freedom.

“If we allow the circle of medical freedom to even be touched, let alone be broken, all the circles fracture. They all do, and they crumple. So the writing is on the wall, and the determination to preserve medical freedom is in your hands. It’s in your personal hands. It can’t be any more clear. This moment cannot be more decisive. So join me, and join these heroic doctors, and nurses, and others, and help bring America Home.”


Dr. Robert Malone, followed him, invoking St. Augustine in exposing the truth about the COVID and vaccine cover up.

“The truth is like a lion. You don’t have to defend it. Let it loose, it will defend itself,” Malone quoted.

Malone then talked about the risks in the vaccine that the government and pharmaceutical giants have attempted to hide to prevent people from making conscious and informed choices.

“If there is risk, there must be CHOICE,” he roared.

“This is the fundamental bedrock truth of modern bioethics. To deny this is to deny human dignity.”

However, it was the space in between these speakers that was extraordinary and riveting. Medical professionals: doctors, nurse practitioners, clinicians, took the stage to make their stand with their fellow Americans. Dr. Paul Marik, Dr. Pierre Kory, and Dr. Mary Talley Bowden, who had her hospital privileges at Houston Methodist Hospital suspended for allegedly spreading “misinformation” about COVID-19. Dr. Bowden resigned, and is now suing the medical corporation.

Dr. Paul Alexander called the pandemic what it is:

“Fraud from the beginning. Vaccine immunity can never, ever supersede your natural immunity, PERIOD,” he said.

“It is time for us to understand that we need to bring this pandemic to a close. We need to declare this pandemic emergency over.

“We cannot let these faceless technocrats and bureaucrats rule our lives.”


Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, who was fired from his position at the University of California Irvine for his stance against vaccine mandates laid it plain: “History is repeating. We must stop it.”

History is repeating. We must stop it. from Dave Tonnes on Vimeo.

The most heart wrenching and revealing portion of the event were the testimonials from the vaccine injured. People like Dr. Joel Wallskog, an orthopedic surgeon who on December 30, 2020, took his first Moderna shot, and soon after lost his mobility. Wallskog was diagnosed with transverse myelitis, a rare injury of the spinal cord. He can no longer practice medicine.

Then there is Kyle Warner, a professional mountain biker who was injured after getting his second shot of the Pfizer vaccine.

“Zero corporate liability. Zero backup plan. What could go wrong? Warner said.

“This is real. People are being harmed. People are losing their livelihoods and in some cases their lives. While the government and companies like Pfizer sit back and watch.”

These Americans represented the 12,500 (and counting) vaccine injured in the nation. REACT19, an organization created to bring awareness and assistance to those who have been vaccine injured introduced a powerful video called, “Silence,” to bring attention and recognition to the many who are suffering or have lost their lives after getting the jab.


The legacy media is doing its utmost to hold up a narrative that is rapidly falling apart. Better you ignore this event, or focus on one statement in one speech, than to face the truth of the damage done and their complicity in it.



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