Greening the World’s Deserts

The purpose of this website is not to just bitch and complain about “The Great Reset” but to offer alternatives to a technocratic society, a way for all of us to move on in freedom and prosperity.

“The Gentle Restart” will contain a collection of options, ideas, of changes we can use to move forward in a better way, not destroying our world and freedom but restoring both.

Allan SavoryI expect this list of ideas to grow as I write, and welcome feedback from readers. If you found something you believe I should write about, please contact me.

Here is a wonderful video I found about greening the deserts and reversing climate change. One problem facing our world is desertification, and the solution to this may be very simple.

Allan Savory has devoted his life to stopping desertification. He has proven with experiments that a surprising factor can protect grasslands and reclaim degraded land that was once desert.

To me, this video makes sense. For millions of years, during our evolution, we lived while mainly eating meat, hunting big grazing animals to get this meat.

Then the age of agriculture came, and more recently, a period in which we were hunting animals almost to extinction, ending the period where enormous grazing herds walked the earth.

Then the desertification of the planet started. Many well-meaning people believe that it is the grazing of the animals that causes the growing of deserts, that these animals actually destroy nature simply by eating.

According to this video, it is not the grazing of the animals that causes problems, but exactly the opposite: the lack of grazing. Grazing helps to restore the health of the environment. Please check it out!

Vaccinations & The WHO

The World Health Organization plays a key role in the current COVID-19 outbreak, offering advice to the whole world on how to deal with this emergency. Most countries follow this advice.

In this situation, it is obviously an enormous responsibility that rests on the shoulders of the WHO. This is a task which should be done with great care, I would think.

The kind of information which the WHO spreads to the world should be examined very carefully, and should be in harmony with current healthcare knowledge and science.

Recently, I was shocked to find out what kind of information is actually shared with the world, about the specific topic of the “WHO Herd Immunity Definition.”

I read about a strange change of the definition of “herd immunity” while reading an article on the Activist Post website , a platform which offers information not usually seen in the mainstream media.

This definition was changed in 2020 by the WHO. The Original WHO Herd Immunity Definition

as it was present on 9 June 2020 stated: “Herd immunity is the indirect protection from an infectious disease that happens when a population is immune either through vaccination or immunity developed through previous infection.”

This definition makes it very clear that immunity can also be developed without vaccination in some cases. Yet this definition was removed, and on 31 December 2020 replaced by  The New WHO Herd Immunity Definition.

The new definition focuses only on vaccinations, even though it is already clear that many people have developed immunity through mild or even asymptomatic COVID-19 infections.

There is no significant role for an effective response of our immune system in this new definition. “Herd immunity against COVID-19 should be achieved by protecting people through vaccination.…”

This is a reversal of the truth. We know that our immune system can develop immunity against COVID-19-like diseases without vaccines in healthy people. We don’t know yet how safe the experimental vaccines are, and how much protection they will offer.

Vaccines in themselves are not bad or evil, as some people suggest. They can be used in harmony with prophylactics, treatments, and our immune system’s natural defenses for our health.

Based on the information above, I have great difficulty believing that the WHO is not influenced by the pharmaceutical industry to promote massive vaccination rather than only promoting health. If you believe differently, please contact me and let me know why you disagree.

Meaningful Action – Online Petitions

A while ago I read online that there are people who use graffiti to spray “COVID = HOAX” on walls, as a way of taking action against the current lockdown measures. I understand the good intent of this idea, but I do not approve of the method.

First, people who put graffiti everywhere, not just as “graffiti art” on designated places, are generally seen as guys who destroy property, who cause damage. They are not taken very seriously by a lot of people.

Second, the COVID-19 outbreak is real, and when you are, for example, a nurse who has seen someone die of COVID-19, what will you think about this message, “COVID = HOAX”? I really doubt that someone like that will support these kinds of actions.

It is much more effective to focus on admitting that the COVID-19 outbreak, a flu-like disease, is real, but that the response that we are currently forced into is highly questionable. The how and why of this response needs to be addressed, and alternatives proposed.

Do not believe that you cannot make a difference here. Every journey starts with the first step, and when many people join together, change is possible. There are countless examples in the history of humanity that have proven that this is true.

One of the things you can do is signing online petitions against the lockdowns, like for example the “Great Barrington Declaration.” This is a beautiful initiative of a group of professionals who were looking for better alternatives than general lockdowns.

“As infectious disease epidemiologists and public health scientists we have grave concerns about the damaging physical and mental health impacts of the prevailing COVID-19 policies, and recommend an approach we call Focused Protection.” Check it out!

There are many other petitions offered on the Internet at the moment. I have signed some petitions specifically for the Dutch. Most likely there are also petitions for the area or country where you live, so why not check this online?

It is easy to succumb to negativity and complaining about the current lockdowns, but taking positive action is useful and will cheer you up. I believe that we owe it to ourselves and to our world to keep working towards a solution. Never believe that you cannot make a difference.

Big Pharma Big Money

The vaccination programs have started, more and more countries are using all they’ve got to get everyone vaccinated as soon as possible. A whole year we have been told that this is what we were waiting for to save us all from COVID-19, and now it is happening.

The whole story reads like a ferry-tale. A big monster is threatening us, and now a hero has come to slay the monster, so we can live happily ever after. For those who really believe that vaccines are the only solution, it would be good to take a closer look at who our “hero” is.

Many things have been written about Big Pharma. The pharmaceutical industry is a very profitable business, with very aggressive marketing strategies. “The global pharmaceutical industry is worth over $1 trillion….”  And it is growing rapidly.

There is nothing wrong with making money with an honest business, I believe, but that is really not the case here. “In the last few years pharmaceutical companies have agreed to pay over $13 billion to resolve U.S. Department of Justice allegations of fraudulent marketing practices….”

Besides these aggressive and illegal marketing practises, there are many stories of people getting injured or killed as a result of taking vaccines. And many legal cases which are settled out of court. “Payouts by the national Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, or VICP, have now topped $4 billion.”

Unscrupulous marketing practices. Enormous profits. Negative side-effects. And fraud as a general way of doing business. And still, politicians are embracing Big Pharma as a long-lost friend who will save us from all our troubles. Heaps of tax money are turned over to Big Pharma, for the biggest vaccination experiment ever performed on humanity.

Big Pharma is a hardcore industry which makes tremendous profits by creating repeat customers of pharmaceutical products. I highly recommend that you watch the documentary below. Please do your research and then decide for yourself: how trustworthy is this “hero” who has come to town to slay the “COVID-19 monster”?

The Great Reset & Conspiracy Nuts

I have lost count of how many times I have read in the past few months that people who believe there is more to the COVID-19 outbreak than that it is a disease which must be controlled with lockdowns and vaccines, are “conspiracy nuts.”

Stated like this, it is very manipulative way of using language. If I call anybody who disagrees with me a “conspiracy nut” I don’t have to have a dialogue with those people. They cannot be taken seriously anyway, can they? Case closed.

That “The Great Reset”, as it relates to the COVID-19 outbreak, is nothing more than a conspiracy theory is often stated in the mainstream media. Get real. There is nothing sinister or negative or undemocratic going on. Don’t worry.

On the other hand, there is something really strange happening. More and more doctors, scientists, lawyers and politicians are addressing the extreme lockdown measures as out of proportion, not helpful, and destructive in many ways.

There are also doctors who voice their disagreement with the ideas of how severe this COVID-19 outbreak is. And doctors who search for alternative options for treatment, instead of getting everyone vaccinated as an only option.

These are people who often risk their career in going against what the “moral majority” believes. There are cases of doctors who have been fired after simply voicing their concern related to the official statements and actions taken by their governments.

I greatly respect these individuals who speak up and come forward. I don’t believe that these are “conspiracy nuts”. These are professionals who want to do what’s right, instead of blindly obeying what is asked of them, and what is not right.

At the time of writing, the best explanation I have for what is going on right now is that “The Great Reset” is ushered in, in an undemocratic way, by using the COVID-19 outbreak as an excuse to implement all kinds of worldwide changes.

A complete makeover, based on the idea that if we go on like this, we will destroy our planet and ourselves. Democratic processes failed to correct this, now it will be done without democracy. If you have a better theory for what is happening, I am open to listen, please contact me.

If you don’t have a better explanation, please side with me in looking for alternative ways to deal with this situation. Get informed. Get organized. Ask questions. Sign petitions. Contact politicians. Take peaceful action. Thank you for not following anyone blindly.

Meaningful Action

When I recognized that there is a big gap between the potential danger of the COVID-19 outbreak on the one hand, and the out of proportion measures taken in the lockdown scenarios on the other hand, I knew something was wrong. I felt like I had to do something.

I believe that most people intuitively know that something is not right. When experts like Oxfam warn that the cost of death of the lockdowns, which will affect everyone but especially the poorest nations, could become be higher than the number of casualties from the COVID-19 outbreak, you know something is seriously wrong.

In this situation, as I experience it, there is a lot of powerful rhetoric and fear mongering from politicians and the mainstream media, causing people to be very fearful. The reaction of most people so far has been to comply with all the things that are being asked of us, and to hope that this will blow over soon, or be solved by taking vaccines.

With all the research I have done, and the well-organized way that “the great reset” is now being ushered in, there is no reason to believe that this will all be over once we get our shots. This looks a lot like an attempt to give planet earth and humanity a big make-over, with the COVID-19 outbreak used as an excuse for doing so.

Those who want the great reset to take place are not our friends, or there would be full transparency, and a democratic process involved. And it is not a solution, neither for me nor for you, to just wait for this thing to blow over, because it won’t. To quote Edmund Burke, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

What to do then? As Friedrich Nietzsche said, “Beware that, when fighting monsters, you yourself do not become a monster….” Doing things like punching a bus driver for having to wear a mouth mask, as it has already happened in the Netherlands, is certainly not a solution.

We have to find a way to avoid the great reset, as it is planned for us, without becoming a menace to society ourselves. How do we do this? As I said before, I do not have all the answers. But it starts with getting informed and then getting involved with online or offline communities who are working towards democratic and peaceful solutions.

More on this will follow in future posts. About getting informed. For those of you who are mainly following the mainstream media so far, here are some alternative news resources I recommend:

Lockdown Sceptics

The Ron Paul Institute

The Corbett Report

Thank you for your time and stay tuned!

COVID-19 & Vaccine Hesitancy

The WHO defines “vaccine hesitancy” as “delay in acceptance or refusal of vaccines despite availability of vaccine services.” (Source: WHO ) I think this is a strange way of formulating the issue, since there are always risks involved when you take a vaccine. This definition does not address the fact that taking a vaccine is always an evaluation of the potential risks versus the potential benefits.

In the Netherlands, a poll showed that one third of the healthcare workers will take a vaccine when it becomes available, one third of the healthcare workers will not take a vaccine, and one third is still unsure about what to do.  So a lot of “vaccine hesitancy” there, and these are highly trained individuals who know a lot about health and healthcare.

I have heard several politicians say that this “vaccine hesitancy” can be solved by giving people good information, but I do not believe that. Dutch healthcare workers are not unusual in this respect, please do your own research on how enthusiastic the healthcare workers in your country are about getting their shots. I believe that these are four good reasons to be “vaccine hesitant” at the moment:

It’s an Experimental Vaccine

This is an experimental vaccine. The technique used in these vaccines is completely new, and therefor any long-term effects cannot be accurately predicted.  How Do The Covid-19 mRNA Vaccines Work?

It is Produced with an Emergency Procedure

The vaccines that will be distributed to the whole world population have been developed about ten times as fast as usual, with emergency procedures which skip several steps of the standard production and testing procedures. This does not mean the vaccines are bad, but common sense dictates that it DOES mean that the risks are of using these vaccines are higher.

There is No Liability for Big Pharma

It does not inspire much trust that the same firms who produce and distribute the vaccines have made sure that they can not be held accountable for any negative side effects. You get your shot and if anything happens to you, you cannot sue the manufacturer. Big Pharma firms will NOT be held accountable for side effects of Covid vaccine  You hear a lot of reassuring words from the pharmaceutical companies about all the different COVID-19 vaccines, but if there are any negative side-effects, you cannot hold them accountable.

There is only a Low Risk for the Young and Healthy

The high-risk group for COVID-19 are the old, especially the older people who already have health problems. If you are young and healthy, your health risks with COVID-19 are not much bigger than with the seasonal flu. Often in situations like these only the vulnerable groups are vaccinated. If the first three good reasons for being reluctant where not present, many young and healthy people might have taken vaccines to protect the vulnerable groups, but in this scenario, I am not too sure this will happen.

So these are some good reasons to be cautious about what you do. I do not believe that simply giving information that is meant to be reassuring but doesn’t contain new facts will motivate people to overcome their “vaccine hesitancy.” That being said, I do not want to tell you what to do or what not to do. Please do your own research and make your own decisions.

The Gentle Restart

When I first heard of the outbreak of COVID-19, and read about the predicted fatality rate of 3,4%, it scared me. I was told about social distancing, and got nervous when people came too close to me, fearing that this would threaten my health.

I started to read online from a wide range of resources, and it quickly became clear that the COVID-19 outbreak was something to be taken seriously, but not as threatening as it was described by many politicians and the mainstream media.

There is an enormous gap between the realistic threat of COVID-19 on the one hand, and the extreme lockdown measures on the other hand. Seeing this, I looked for answers, for more information, for a way for this to make sense to me.

At the time of writing, the monotonous mantra of most politicians and mainstream media is:

  1. The COVID-19 outbreak is the world’s biggest problem now.
  2. The only way to solve this is to get everybody vaccinated.
  3. Until we have a chance to do this, a strict lockdown is the best solution.

When you examine these statements, all three are seriously flawed, because:

  1. There are bigger problems facing the world than the COVID-19 outbreak.
  2. Herd immunity will not necessarily require everyone to be vaccinated.*
  3. Lockdowns cause more harm than good.

* Herd immunity can come from a combination of vaccinating the vulnerable groups, plus people developing natural immunity after having had an asymptomatic COVID-19 infection. More research about this is needed.

The medical side of the story is that COVID-19 is a flulike disease, with an IFR slightly higher than the yearly flu outbreaks. Many doctors agree that the best approach to deal with this is to offer “focused protection” to vulnerable groups.

The political side of the story is something completely different. I do not have all the answers, but the best hypothesis that I have found is that this COVID-19 outbreak is covertly being used to aggressively push political changes on a global scale.

This “global make-over” is also called “The Great Reset” and is to my amazement communicated openly on the website of the World Economic Forum.  “To improve the state of the world, the World Economic Forum is starting The Great Reset initiative.” 

On a superficial level, The Great Reset is a good idea. We ARE facing huge global problems that need to be addressed. Yet, when a group of global elitists aim to impose a potential solution, without democratic oversight, something very scary is happening.

Having looked at all this, I realize that we, as humanity, cannot go on like before, without facing serious consequences. But an undemocratic transformation, forced upon us without transparency by a mysterious global elite is certainly not the solution.

I decided to start a blog called “The Gentle Restart”. The goal of this blog is to address what is happening right now and to offer an alternative way to move forward. My aim is to write daily posts, with useful information, inspiring ideas, and practical tips.

I welcome feedback on anything I write, and when I find it useful, I will share this feedback also in my blog. We are all in this together. Thank you for your time, good health and freedom to you, stay tuned!

Thijs Hottenhuis,
02 January 2021