by Allison Despathy
I am writing to the Vermont Daily Chronicle to express my gratitude and deep appreciation for your passionate and long term dedication to free speech, free thought, free press and true investigative journalism and its intended goal of seeking and sharing truth. Your steadfast, comprehensive reporting of what really matters here has allowed so many to keep an eye and reach understanding of the issues, people and news within our great state of Vermont and beyond. You have carried the torch of truth, liberty and an informed electorate and I thank you from the depths of my heart. Your work is absolutely essential and I am so grateful for you and your fierce commitment to democracy, free speech and the people of Vermont.
I have always lived my politics and was never politically active or engaged until recently. My husband and I have created a sanctuary of family and community- we homeschool our children, homestead, support local businesses, built our home over ten years so we did not have to take on a bank loan and we have no debt.
We chose not to vaccinate our children. I have a Master’s of Science in Human Nutrition and I have heavily researched the history of infectious disease. By and large vaccines came after infectious disease declines and actual improvements in this realm were based on real public health initiatives such as: clean water access, proper sewage removal, education and availability of nutritious foods, hygiene practices, regulation and removal of environmental toxins, reductions in overcrowding and improvements in working conditions.
I know it does not take injecting children with aluminum, mercury or foreign or synthetic genetic material to be healthy. The historical timeline and evidence are all there but public relations and propaganda are fierce so Big Pharma narratives abound and agendas continue to be pushed.
We lived in a bubble – a pre-Covid bubble.
Then covid hit and POP – the bubble burst. The attack came into our homes and work and bodies. I instantly knew that there was no way we could look to the FDA and CDC for guidance. This was completely unacceptable. They have abysmally failed the American people for decades.
For over 20 years, I have taught my nutrition students in the Vermont State College system about the corruption of the FDA and the fact they have not served the people for a very long time. The FDA approval process cannot be trusted- they are heavily funded by the industry that they are supposed to regulate. There are literally hundreds of examples of their willingness to choose product approval over safety of the people. Trans fats, GMOs, aspartame- the list is endless. This is experimentation on the people.
Government health policy is dead and has been for a long time – the money, the conflicts of interest, the revolving doors. These agencies have defeated their own purpose and now are officially the public relations and marketing arms of Big Pharma, Big Ag and Big Tech versus an actual agency regulating industry and products in order to keep people safe.
With this in mind and desperate for more understanding about what I saw unfolding in our state, I sought the local news. All I found were parrots – parrots with top down messaging. VTDigger – nothing, Seven Days – nothing. All on board with the mainstream covid trajectory- isolate, lockdown, mask, vaccinate. Don’t even question the mitigation policy.
My writing was censored. Never before was this approach taken – why and how could this be happening? It didn’t add up historically, scientifically or constitutionally. There was no debate, no questioning, no real conversation. It was a vortex of propaganda lacking desperately in attempts at truth or actual understanding and solutions. What was happening in VT?
Finally and thankfully, a friend sent me a link to Vermont Daily Chronicle. I stayed up all night reading, I couldn’t get enough. Finally, real news. Free press, Free speech, Free thoughts. Finally someone – editor Guy Page and the amazing contributors and readers at VDC – willing and brave enough to dive into the weeds and ask the real questions and report the real news and allow the real conversations. Unbiased, raw and honest. Fortunately, I also know that when life takes over and I lose track, I can always rely on VDC to be there and catch me up so that I can be informed, engaged and take appropriate action.
I am eternally grateful. Vermont Daily Chronicle is hands down the real go-to in this state if one wants the current, uncensored pulse of Vermont. From the politics, the issues we face, the opinions of Vermonters, the collaborative unraveling of the mysteries, the history, and most importantly free speech and free press in their finest, most vital form.
I thank you from the depths of my heart for the time, energy and sacrifice that you have offered. Vermont would be lost without your light and commitment to liberty. I hope that as a community here we can all work to keep you supported – you and your work are vital to the future of our state and country.
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