Open letter to the board members of Attac-Liège and Beau-Mur


Ladies and Gentlemen,

On July 24, 2021, I had contacted Attac-Liège to organize a conference-debate « by the mpOC-Liège with the support of Attac » as we started to do regularly from January 2014, Attac-Liège and the mpOC-Liège sharing a number of points of interest. It was also an exchange of good practices, Attac-Liège generally taking care of finding a room while promoting these conferences to the French Community as a recognized association of permanent education (which the mpOC-Liège is not). A few days later, the announcement of the August 25 conference with Michel Weber, « Covid-19(84) — The political truth of the health lie » was broadcast on the web(1) and it will take place in one of the Beau-Mur rooms.

On August 24th in the early evening, the day before the conference, Attac-Liège informed me by e‑mail: « The Board of Attac has decided against supporting and participating in the conference of Michel Weber tomorrow ». Information taken by phone, it also turns out that the access to the room us (the mpOC-Liège) is withdrawn and that the decision is the joint one of the boards of Attac-Liège and the Beau-Mur.

The surprise is total, I would never have believed such a maneuver of censorship and sabotage possible with regard to the mpOC-Liège which collaborates with Attac-Liège for nearly 10 years, not to mention myself for whom it goes back even further, with the establishment of the collective of resistance to the Treaty of Lisbon in late 2007. I let you imagine the difficulty and the stress in which this decision put us. What to do? Cancel or rearrange by doing it in an outdoor park or finding another venue the same day? Finally we managed to find a room in extremis: thank you, we welcomed 120 people for a presentation and a debate which took place in the best of atmospheres (the conference was filmed, to see here: www.liege.mpoc.be/covid.htm#mw ).

In the above-mentioned e‑mail, there is only one small sentence to explain this decision, which is nonetheless incomprehensible: « The revisionist comments on the comparison of the vaccine with zyklon B were a determining factor in our change of position.

It is difficult to understand how people who have known us for a long time could have thought for even a second that we would have made « revisionist statements » or supported someone who would make them. This allusion to Zyklon B is doubly absurd: on the one hand, even if Michel Weber had written, as I was told by telephone, that the 3rd dose of vaccine would be the equivalent of an injection of Zyklon B, it would only be a dose of humor a la Hara Kiri, « a silly and nasty newspaper », not forgetting however that the anti-covid vaccines are still in the experimental stage (2)that the clinical trials of these vaccines are under the exclusive control of the pharmaceutical industry(3) and that we are therefore participating in or witnessing a mass experimentation under the certainly benevolent vigilance of this industry. On the other hand, checking the commentary in question, it is clear that it does not even mention vaccines! (4)

What is Michel Weber’s point (and ours)? Referring to a historical period — in this case Nazism — to propose an interpretation of what has happened to us since the beginning of the year 2020. How would this be « extremist » or « abject » (terms used on the Attac-Liège website and by a « bell ringer », respectively — see below)? On the one hand, there lies freedom of expression and research, and on the other, learning from our history is the least we can do, even at the risk of being wrong. Unfortunately, events follow one another to prove us right, such as the ban on unvaccinated caregivers in France, the explicit or concealed calls (5) to do the same in Belgium and the increasing use of the health pass (« Covid Safe Ticket » and others), which means that our governments are creating a category of citizens who will not be able to live like the others — the new pariahs. Doesn’t that sound familiar?

In her book « Freedom », the philosopher Nadia Lamm does not hesitate to illustrate it with a photo of deportees reading an inscription in which the observance of the virtues of the perfect deportee is presented as « the path to freedom » (the inscription reads: « There is a path to Freedom. Its steps are called obedience, diligence, order, cleanliness, humility, truthfulness, spirit of sacrifice and love of the Fatherland! »)(6). She is also concerned about the posture of those who criticize the policies of our governments in hushed tones and without much risk because « it excludes in principle an intention to do wrong by the government while guiding texts exist such as the Agenda 2030 on the site of the World Economic Forum, the manifesto of the President of the World Economic Forum, Klaus Schwab assisted by Thierry Malleret: « Covid 19: the great reset »; a project of the French Senate — which allow us to question the benevolent nature of the intention that presides over the acts of government. Without forgetting the books of Jacques Attali who announces for a long time the entry of the West in a New World Order, an iron market order without counter-power « . Similarly, Ariane Bilheran in a brilliant interview « Naming Evil » (Ariane Bilheran is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure, a clinical psychologist, a doctor of psychopathology, a university lecturer and the author of numerous essays)(7). And again, Vera Sharav, Holocaust survivor: « I must say that since that time in my life [période nazie]When governments get away with crimes, with suppressing human rights, constitutional rights, in what they consider an emergency, well, governments will just create emergencies, declare an emergency and suppress rights. This is a major parallel between the Nazi regime and today »(8).

We, at mpOC-Liège, are degrowthists and, as everyone knows, the socio-political project of degrowth is a left-wing project (9). Certainly, but not from the institutional left regularly in power, nor from the one to which you contribute today, a frigid, sectarian left, sacralizing the « life »(10) and hygienist to the extreme, rolling out the red carpet to an increasingly discretionary power and at the same time to the extreme right, by its blindness, the abandonment of critical thinking and the refusal of debate. Confirmation from a member of the Board of Directors of Attac-Liège who recommended that I read a « sensible » article by a certain Philippe Marlière who, in the title, was quick to use one of the latest neologisms in fashion for anyone who wants to propagate the doxa of power: « Gauche et pass sanitaire: les impasses d’un combat confusionniste » (Left and health pass: the dead ends of a confusionist fight).(11). « The left should militate in favor of vaccination, » he says from the outset, because « scientific opinions converge on the question: only the vaccination of all or part of the French and world population will make it possible to overcome the pandemic. Doesn’t the « left » have better things to do than to deal with vaccines by wanting to deprive us of an additional freedom, the natural right to be the sole judge of what is good for our health? Shouldn’t she also campaign for banning overweight or obese people from restaurants on the grounds that they are the majority of people in intensive care beds? And while we’re at it, punish in one way or another the cohorts of those who are addicted to sugar, tobacco and alcohol on the pretext that they put a heavy burden on the public health budget? As for the scientific opinions that would converge, this is only apparent to those who only read or listen to the RTBF and all other mainstream media: among many examples, this is not the opinion of a well-known virologist from Liège, former rector of the University of Liège, for whom « omitting from scientific and popular thinking the risks associated with a treatment, as was the case for the Dengue vaccine, is extremely risky. » « The long-term risk of vaccines « with genetic material » (mRNA and adenovirus vector) is unknown » and « the validity of a vaccination lies in a comparison of the known risks of the natural disease on the one hand and of the vaccination on the other hand, so as to establish a risk-benefit balance of the vaccination, specific to each individual [je souligne] « (12). As the long-term risk of genetically engineered vaccines against covid is not known, it is impossible to evaluate the risk-benefit balance of this vaccination today. This is therefore only an experiment and disqualifies its worldwide campaign. As for the short-term risks, they are increasingly numerous (including deaths), far exceeding what we have seen for other vaccinations (13), and therefore should have resulted in a total halt to the covid vaccination campaign from the first warnings.

It appears that you have been « pressured » by « bellwethers » as they call themselves, pressures that you have not been able or willing to resist. On a « social » network that I will not name, a local councillor of the city of Liège at the head of a « left-wing » nanopartite and known for his opportunism writes: « We take note, with horror, that the Political Movement of the Objectors to Growth  » [mpOC-Liège]This is the most abject confusion. The icing on the cake is a comparison between sanitary measures and Nazism. Only that […] After having sounded the tocsin during the day […] The Centre liégeois du Beau-mur, which had not been informed of the content of this confusing conference, decided this evening to refuse to host it. I am delighted. No pasarán! « . The republicans and anti-fascists who died in Madrid in 1936 must be turning in their graves! Fortunately for him, never a single revolutionary has been killed by ridicule.

Still on this « social » network, on a page entitled « Front AntiFasciste Liège 2.0 » (sic): « Although the author [Michel Weber] is not from the extreme right, it delivers false information (the exact opposite of critical thinking), its theses participate in a conspiracy reading of the pandemic sequence, and work — voluntarily or not — to an ideological confusion, which also affects a fraction of the left […] After these researches, we have contacted, for more than a week now, ATTAC Liège and the Liège Center of the Beautiful Wall (both signatories of the call of the Antifascist Front) in order to inform them ».

No one should be swayed by such poor argumentation, which refers any form of protest to the extreme right or to those neologisms of power that are conspiracy and confusionism, and thus, logically, make their bed.

That you have decided to censor and sabotage this conference in the manner of any totalitarian power is unacceptable and unworthy of those you represent. The board of Attac-Liège will therefore take note of my resignation as a member.


Notes et références
  1. L’annonce est toujours visible dans les archives du site du mpOC-Liège : www.liege.mpoc.be/agenda-ancien.htm#25aout2021
  2. Pfizer/BioNTech : clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04368728 (fin de la phase 3 le 2 mai 2023). 
– Moderna : clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04470427 (fin le 27 octobre 2022). 
– AstraZeneca : clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04516746 (fin le 14 février 2023). 
– Janssen : clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04505722 (fin le 2 janvier 2023)
  3. Ce qu’en dit le Dr Michel de Lorgeril, chercheur au CNRS, dans son livre Les vaccins à l’ère de la covid-19, page 341 (il s’agit du vaccin Pfizer, mais le constat est le même pour les autres vaccins) : 
« Je note d’emblée que cet essai clinique est en fait une étude commerciale puisque la très grande majorité des investigateurs sont liés de près ou de loin aux industriels qui ont financé l’étude. 
De plus, l’étude est sous le contrôle total des industriels. Je copie un paragraphe de la page 2 de l’article [www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2034577] : 
Pfizer était responsable de la conception et de la conduite de l’essai, de la collecte des données, de l’analyse des données, de l’interprétation des données et de la rédaction du manuscrit. BioNTech était le commanditaire de l’essai, a fabriqué le matériel d’essai clinique BNT162b2 et a contribué à l’interprétation des données ainsi qu’à la rédaction du manuscrit. 
Peut-on être plus explicite ? C’est une étude conduite par des employés des industriels impliqués. Aucune trace de la moindre indépendance ».
  4. Le commentaire de Michel Weber sur sa page Facebook, le 14 juillet 2021 : 
« Zyklon B et variant delta 
L’évolution de la crise de la C19 se poursuit sans accident de parcours. Afin de comprendre comment et pourquoi cela est possible, il peut suffire de se concentrer sur une seule proposition : la vérité du covidisme est le nazisme. 
Je ne vais pas reprendre la discussion que j’ai menée tambour battant ces derniers mois, ou citer le travail de Chapoutot. Souvenons-nous simplement que le noyau de l’idéologie nazie était un hygiénisme et un eugénisme : il fallait préserver, quoi qu’il en coûte, la pureté de la race de toutes les formes de contaminations (raciales, morales, culturelles…). 
Les Juifs étaient perçus comme de la vermine à éliminer. 
Le Zyklon B était un pesticide ; son usage tardif était donc aussi symbolique que pragmatique ». 
Vient ensuite une série de références bibliographiques.
  5. Par exemple, les récentes déclarations de Sophie Wilmès, Première ministre à la manœuvre lors des 6 premiers mois de la crise du covid, ensuite vice-première ministre et ministre des Affaires étrangères. Précédées en août de celles du ministre de la Santé, Frank Vandenbroucke, tout à fait explicites elles.
  6. Nadia Lamm. Le chemin vers la liberté. www.liege.mpoc.be/doc/divers/covid-19/analyses/politiques/Nadia-Lamm_Le-chemin-vers-la-liberte_2021.pdf
  7. Ariane Bilheran. Nommer le mal. www.liege.mpoc.be/doc/divers/covid-19/analyses/politiques/Ariane-Bilheran_Nommer-le-Mal_1sept2021.pdf
  8. Vera Sharav. L’holocauste s’est produit car les gens ont détourné le regard ! www.liege.mpoc.be/doc/divers/covid-19/analyses/politiques/Vera-Sharav_L-holocauste-s-est-produit-car-les-gens-ont-detourne-le-regard_sept2021.pdf
  9. La décroissance comme projet politique de gauche . Conférence de la journée de réflexion sur l’objection de croissance, Bruxelles, le 21 février 2009, www.liege.mpoc.be/doc/ecologiepolitique/Latouche-Serge_La-decroissance-comme-projet-politique-de-gauche_AdOC-21fev09.pdf
  10. La vie « nue », biologique, c’est-à-dire juste le fait d’avoir le cœur qui bat et un corps fonctionnel, rien à avoir avec le « buen vivir » des Amérindiens qui inspire le mouvement de la décroissance ! Le « buen vivir » prime les relations avec les autres et la nature, l’être sur l’avoir.
  11. www.blogs.mediapart.fr/philippe-marliere/blog/200821/gauche-et-pass-sanitaire-les-impasses-d-un-combat-confusionniste . Philippe Marlière se recommandant au passage de Philippe Corcuff, l’auteur de « La Grande Confusion » (mars 2021), une brique de 670 pages encensée par Le Monde et les autres « grands » médias et très populaire auprès d’une certaine « gauche » qui ne voit pas la contradiction. Normal, dans son livre Philippe Corcuff absout ces médias de tout rôle dans cette « confusion ». Au contraire, il dénonce la critique des médias « manichéenne » et « complotiste » d’Acrimed (Observatoire des médias), de Noam Chomsky et d’autres (www.acrimed.org/Et-ma-lumiere-fut-par-Philippe-Corcuff). Voir aussi la réponse de Vincent Cheynet (du journal La Décroissance) à Philippe Corcuff, www.vincent.chey.net/reponse-a-philippe-corcuff.htm.
  12. www.liege.mpoc.be/covid.htm#vaccinenfants
  13. Le VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) est le système étasunien qui permet d’enregistrer les événements indésirables liés aux vaccins. Il a été mis en place en 1990. Ces événements étant enregistrés sur base volontaire, tout le monde s’accorde pour dire que tous ne sont pas rapportés, loin de là même selon certaines études. 
Aux États-Unis, le nombre de morts rapportés au 30 juillet 2021 suite à l’injection des quatre vaccins géniques anti-covid est de 6183, alors que le total des décès associés à la vaccination depuis 1990 est de 10 672. Ces six mois de vaccination anti-covid représentent donc à eux seuls 58 % du total des morts rapportés sur 31 ans, c’est énorme. Le taux de létalité du vaccin anti-covid est d’environ 1 pour 27 000, environ 120 fois celui du vaccin antigrippe (un vaccin très utilisé aux États-Unis – 650 millions de doses sur les quatre dernières années). Ces données concordent avec celles de l’UE et de la Suisse. 
Ces décès semblant se répartir également selon les tranches d’âge, le constat pour les enfants (de 0 à 14 ans) est terrible, car, à ce jour, aucun enfant en bonne santé (c’est-à-dire sans comorbidité) n’est mort du covid. Pour les moins de 65 ans sans comorbidité, « le vaccin apparaît délétère » (www.reinfocovid.fr/science/benefice-risque-des-vaccins-covid-par-tranche-dage-donnees-du-1er-juillet-2021/). 
Par le passé, on a arrêté des vaccins pour beaucoup moins.
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