“Stay Safe!” or “Stay Free!”

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, I often hear people say to me, “Stay safe!” Now I do appreciate the loving intention behind this wish, but I have come to the point where I believe that it would be better if we wished each other to “Stay free!”

My reason for starting this blog is that I noticed that there was a tremendous difference between the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak, and the out of proportion measures taken to stop this outbreak from spreading. Lockdowns, masks and social distancing, evening clock, martial law.

Where is this heading? This in really no longer about controlling the spread of a flu-like disease with a low mortality rate. This is an operation set up by global players, political institutions and think tanks, and it is called “The Great Reset.”

The Great Reset is an attack upon our freedom. The ones who are currently rolling out the Great Reset did not ask my opinion or your opinion about whether this is okay or not. The COVID-19 outbreak is used as an excuse to limit basic freedom and human rights for everyone.

The chance of getting COVID-19 and dying from it is less than 1%. The number of people on this planet who are already experiencing lack of freedom because of the worldwide lockdowns is close to a 100%. So what would be the most appropriate wish to give someone?

Let’s get a clear perspective on this. The fear pandemic and the worldwide lockdowns are far worse than the threat of the COVID-19 outbreak. There is an organized attack on our freedom happening right now, and we have to respond in a constructive way to stop it.

There are many things we can do. Get informed, sign petitions, join online and offline groups who value freedom, take legal action, vote for politicians who are against lockdowns, share good information, and so on. Many big and small steps that will help turn this around.

One of the small steps I propose is to stop saying “Stay safe!” to each other, and instead to say “Stay free!” This will remind us all where our focus should be. This is no excuse to neglect the vulnerable members of our society, but a clear call to value both our health and freedom.

Great Reset Deniers

When reading the news, a term which pops up more and more often is “COVID-19 deniers.” We already had the terms “Holocaust denier” and “climate change denier”, now this relatively new term is added to the list of what some would call “deniers of reality.”

I feel the need to give my take on this subject, because words are really powerful, and are often used to manipulate people in a very black and white “right or wrong” perspective. This can go as far as not having to listen to anyone anymore who has been put in the “deniers group.”

Obviously, in the long term this does not serve anyone, because we share a small planet with a lot of people, and we cannot exclude whole groups of people from our society because they have different beliefs about certain things. So what are my beliefs?

About Holocaust Deniers

I certainly believe that the genocide against Jews in the Second World war took place, and I can fully understand that in many countries it is illegal by law to deny that it actually did happen. Besides the Holocaust, the Jews have been victims of many pogroms and other acts of aggression just for being jews, and this HAS to stop.

One thing I have never understood is why some people call it the worst crime against humanity that ever happened. In Mao’s China, a roughly estimated sixty million people died under Mao’s regime, which is ten times the number of the people who died in the Holocaust. And I wonder, why can this be denied unpunished?

About Climate Change Deniers

This I find a tricky one. One the one hand, it is clear that with the way we are treating nature, we are utterly destroying our planet. Extinction of species, depletion of natural resources, deforestation, you name it. We cannot go on like this and expect to survive.

On the other hand, I don’t believe all the data and theories about climate change are correct. I am a big fan of Michael Crichton, and I know that he did serious research on climate change and found some flaws in these theories. Climate change is a political arena too.

As a result of not agreeing with the “moral majority” about climate change, he was heavily attacked. Crichton was met with a barrage of attacks and distortions from leftists and radical environmentalists. But was this intelligent man really wrong? I am not sure.

About COVID-19 Deniers

There is a range of beliefs in this category. There are people who believe that COVID-19 does not exist as a virus, because it is never isolated. And there are people who believe that the seasonal flu of 2020 is called COVID-19.

There are also those who believe COVID-19 is a flu-like disease, which is a medical problem, but not as harmful as many think. A disease which mainly threatens the old and frail, just like flu outbreaks, and something we should pay attention to, but not an enormous disastrous problem.

This is where I fit in. I believe we should take the COVID-19 outbreak seriously, while at the same time not buy into all the fear mongering. The COVID-19 outbreak is not the worst thing happening to humanity since World War Two. If these beliefs make me a COVID-19 denier, so be it.

About Great Reset Deniers

I believe that we should add another type of deniers to this list. “Great Reset deniers.” A term to be used to describe people who believe that the current, worldwide response to the COVID-19 outbreak is normal and not out of proportion, and not financially or politically motivated.

Do you believe that when a flu-like disease with an IFR of 0,26 or even lower breaks out, this should be a reason for worldwide lockdowns, social distancing, wearing masks, martial law, evening clocks, and the limiting of freedom of speech about all subjects related to this outbreak?

If you do, I think you are a “Great Reset denier.” The Great Reset is happening. It is even announced by the World Economic Forum in a very clear way. The current COVID-19 outbreak is used by the participants of this forum as an excuse to change the world as we know it, in a very profound way.

“The pandemic represents a rare but narrow window of opportunity to reflect, reimagine, and reset our world” – Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum. Many of the most powerful people in the world listen to Klaus.

The Great Reset is happening currently, and it will unfold completely unless we stop it. Do you really want this elitist group to change the whole world in an undemocratic way, using the COVID-19 outbreak as an excuse? Give me a break!

If you don’t want this to happen, you need to get well informed. Study “the Great Reset.” Do your own research, check out alternative media news. Don’t follow anyone blindly, but become knowledgeable about this subject, because it concerns us all.

Conspiracies & Smoking Guns

How do conspiracy theories start? Are they just caused by the overactive imagination of people? Or are there good reasons conspiracy theories pop up now and then, and stay around? I believe that the reason for conspiracy theories to develop is unanswered, valid questions.

Every conspiracy theory that stays around has what I call a “smoking gun.” Something that cannot be explained away with the only explanations that we receive. Since the official explanations don’t make sense, people will look for explanations that DO make sense.

The John F. Kennedy assassination & the magic bullet

If the official story that Harvey Lee Oswald murdered John F. Kennedy is true, then one of the shots he has fired would have to cause such strange and unexplainable damage for one bullet, that this bullet, a.k.a. known as bullet CE399 in de Warren Commission investigation, is also nicknamed “the magic bullet.”

This is the smoking gun of the JFK assassination. Either one bullet acted in a magical way, or Harvey Lee Oswald was not single-handedly responsible for the death of John F. Kennedy. A very clear and visual description of the behavior of this bullet was given in the JFK movie:

The 9/11 attacks & building seven

With the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, two aeroplanes slammed into two buildings, who collapsed in a way that leaves a lot of questions unanswered, since the construction engineers build these skyscrapers in such a way that they could withstand the impact of a plane.

If we ignore this for now, we are still confronted with the smoking gun of the 9/11 attacks, and that is that a third building, called “Building Seven”, also collapsed, seeming spontaneously, without being hit by an aeroplane. No reasonable explanation for this has ever been given.

“ “SEVEN” is a documentary about the extraordinary conclusions of the University of Alaska Fairbanks study on the destruction of World Trade Center Building 7 and the epic failure of our institutions to tell the truth.” Please view the trailer.

The COVID-19 outbreak & the censoring of effective medicines

A lot of conspiracy theories develop around the COVID-19 outbreak and the worldwide lockdowns which are being pushed on everyone. The main reason for these conspiracy theories are again unanswered questions, unbelievable explanations.

For me, the biggest smoking gun of this fear pandemic is the constant push to get the whole world vaccinated, while ignoring possible other options, like effective treatment. Most notably, the fight against accepting Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine as effective medicines.

I urge you to do your own research. Thousands of qualified doctors have done scientific research of the effectiveness of these two medicines and have found out that there are undeniable positive effects of these substances on the mortality rate of people with COVID-19 infections.

It IS possible to treat COVID-19 infections. Yet we are confronted with politicians and mass media voices, who insist that all of humanity needs a vaccine to deal with this. A lot of good information which contradicts this is being censored.

If we would go along with this, like mindless sheep, some corporate institutions will gain a lot of money, and some political institutions will gain a lot of power. The world as we know it will never be the same again, and how it is ruled will be beyond our democratic control.

This is the time to stop these developments. This is the time to come together and protest. This is the time to take legal action, get well informed, do whatever you can do in a peaceful and constructive way to stop The Great Reset. Please pay attention and take action.

The Psychology of Mouth Masks

One of the things that really baffled me, is that a couple of months after the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, almost the whole world started wearing mouth masks, even though there is no proof they have a positive effect, and may even have several negative effects.

To me, a lot of things surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak don’t make sense. Let’s assume for argument’s sake that mouth masks would be a good idea to prevent the COVID-19 outbreak from spreading. What kind of mouth mask should you wear?

A surgical mask or a cotton mask? A reusable mask or a disposable mask? A mask with one layer of fabric, or a mask with two or more layers of fabric? A mask made of natural materials or a mask made of synthetic materials? What are the best options?

Isn’t this all absurd? There are no standards for the quality of mouth masks, and there is no evidence that they help against the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak. But no doubt wearing masks has a profound psychological effect on our whole world.

Imagine that ten years ago you would have traveled by plane to a country where you had never been before. Upon arrival, you see that everyone is wearing a face mask. Wouldn’t you have thought something like, “Wow, something very serious must be going on here!”

So why are we wearing mouth masks? This is not about your health or my health. This is about using fear to manipulate people, to be able to control people. The whole world is being pushed to accept lockdowns and experimental vaccines and a general loss of basic human rights.

The reaction of our political leaders and mainstream media to the COVID-19 outbreak is in no proportion to the seriousness of this flu-like disease, and many aspects of the reaction have no valid rational, from the point of view of protecting the health of human beings.

The Great Reset is happening. It becomes more and more important to be well informed, to ask critical questions, to sign petitions, to take legal action, and in general, to do what is helpful for humanity, instead of blindly following those who want you to believe in fear instead of solutions.

Warnings About The Great Reset

“The Great Reset” has been mentioned many times in mainstream media and in alternative media. From what I have read, these are the two general ideas about “the great reset” most often voiced:

A) The Great Reset is a good and constructive idea, by a group of well-meaning people, who think that this moment, the time of the COVID-19 outbreak, is a really good time to make the changes humanity needs, to have a brighter future for everyone.

B) The Great Reset is a power grab by an elite of rich and powerful people, who work behind the scenes to orchestrate massive changes for humanity, to change this world in an undemocratic way into a technocratic society ruled by this elite.

As I have stated before, I don’t have all the answers. I am still researching this whole thing, to get more clarity about what is happening and why. As part of my research, I have found three very interesting pieces about The Great Reset which I invite you to read.

We really cannot ignore The Great Reset. The Great Reset is here. It is happening as we speak, and it is up to all of us to get well informed and to take meaningful action. The first two links will help you get well informed, the last link will help you take meaningful action.

Archbishop Viganò’s open letter to President Trump.

“A global plan called the Great Reset is underway. Its architect is a global elite that wants to subdue all of humanity, imposing coercive measures with which to drastically limit individual freedoms and those of entire populations.”


Ron Paul about “The Great Reset”

Ron Paul Weekly Column, 04 January 2021. “World Economic Forum Founder and Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab has proposed using the overreaction to coronavirus to launch a worldwide “Great Reset.” This Great Reset is about expanding government power and suppressing liberty worldwide.”


James Corbett about “The Great Reset”

“In this powerful interview, John Bush talks to James Corbett of the Corbett Report to shine light on how COVID-19 has accelerated the insider’s plans to usher in a technocratic and authoritarian global government. By better understanding the plans and agenda of the global elite, we can more effectively strategize on how to opt out and insulate ourselves from the “Great Reset”.

The Great Reset & Censorship

In 2020 I have read many news articles and social media posts about censorship by the Big Tech companies like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Now, in 2021, censorship only seems to get worse.

Several news outlets have reported recently, Facebook suspends Trump’s account ‘indefinitely’.  Now I am not an American, and if I was, I am not sure I would have voted for Trump, but the first thought I had about this suspension was, “Doesn’t this go a bit too far?”

It seems that the architects of “The Great Reset” are stepping up the censorship on all the big platforms. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has written a very interesting report called Censorship and attacks – Journalism in quarantine about this. In the introduction to this report, they state about censorship in the COVID-19 period:

“There has been no shortage of pretexts: avoiding panic, combatting alarmist fake news, persuading the public to comply with health directives and, of course, reassuring everyone by projecting the image of a provident and effective government. In a “war” against a public health threat, dissenting voices that question the official version can be portrayed as enemies of a nation in danger.”

In this climate of censorship, it does not come as a big surprise that those who do not agree with the official version about the seriousness of the COVID-19 threat flock to alternative social media channels, which are not being censored (yet), like Parler, MeWe, BitChute, and Telegram. I advise you to do the same.

In the name of freedom of speech, and to give Trump credit for his “good deeds”, I want to share some words he said on the video that was banned, things he said to end the violence:
“…you have to go home now. We have to have peace. We have to have law and order. We have to respect our great people in law and order. We don’t want anybody hurt….”

Thank you, Donald Trump, for these wise words.

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.

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