Letters and Emails That Have Been Sent… Mayor of Manchester 1.6

Dear Mayor Burnham,

Today I will write about the role of illusion which, in the context of the subject of the health effects of 5G technology, quickly transmutes into delusion. The issue of 5G technology should be of the greatest importance to you.  As Mayor of Manchester, you are accountable to the people of Manchester and to their well-being. As a father you have a responsibility to your children. This matter is gravely serious. That 5G isn’t a potential threat to humans, as we are being told, is a cultivated illusion.

‘We would rather be ruined than changed

We would rather die in our dread

Than climb the cross of the moment

and let our illusions die.’

W.H. Auden

We need to climb the cross of the moment and let our illusions about trusting the cell phone industry, our government or the mainstream media outlets, die. These vast and powerful bodies are untrustworthy. To one degree or another, they are creators of illusion..

To address the illusion that’s been, and continues to be, created about cell phone technology posing no risks to health, I’m going to look at an Observer article published on 14th July 2018, and a subsequent Guardian article published on 21st July 2018, just prior to the installing of the initial 5G antennas in Manchester.  The first article is titled ‘The inconvenient truth about mobile phones and cancer’, and is written by two investigative journalists, Mark Hertsgaard and Mark Dowie:


The second article is written by oncologist and physicist, Dr David Robert Grimes a postdoctoral research associate Oxford University: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jul/21/mobile-phones-are-not-a-health-hazard.

On the surface, the reporting gave the impression that the writers had been granted an equal opportunity to express their different perspectives fairly and squarely, however, there was a twist. The order of sequence of the articles lead to Dr Grimes being in a position to make a unilateral, retrospective attack on Mark Hertsgaard and Mark Dowie’s article, whilst Maark Hertsgaard and Mark Dowie were not given an equal opportunity to address, or similarly attack, David Grimes’ article. This was, ironically, the very war-gaming which the first article referred to. The outcome was that Dr Grimes methodically decimated and discredited the first article, which warned of potentially harmful effects caused by mobile phones, leaving the content of his own article, debunking these harmful effects, ringing triumphantly (if unchallenged) in the air… and, of course, his message serves as ‘music to the ears’ for everyone with a vested interest, including the cell phone industry, the government, and the millions of people who are totally addicted to, or dependent on, their smart phone, amongst whom are the unwitting Mancunians who know no better than to welcome their ‘new and faster’ 5G antennas.

Another irony in the printing of the consecutive articles was the implementation of the corporate strategy, clearly defined in Mark Hertsgaard and Mark Dowie’s article, of ‘keeping the argument going’: ‘The key strategic insight animating corporate propaganda campaigns is that a given industry doesn’t have to win the scientific argument about safety to prevail – it only has to keep the argument going. Keeping the argument going amounts to a win for industry, because the apparent lack of certainty helps to reassure customers, fend off government regulations and deter lawsuits that might pinch profits.’

I shall continue my analysis of the Guardian articles in further emails.  For today, I will set the stage by copying and pasting the ‘Scientists against 5G appeal’, https://www.5gappeal.eu/scientists-and-doctors-warn-of-potential-serious-health-effects-of-5g/    together with the list of signatories, https://www.5gappeal.eu/signatories-to-scientists-5g-appeal/   Please look through them and ask yourself why these highly qualified scientists are appealing against 5G. Currently their informed concerns are being overridden and their crucial role relegated and degraded to one of ‘keeping the argument going’.

We are being lied to on a global scale. The dangers are real.  The only time the government will do anything to intervene will be if/when health care costs from health effects start to overtake mobile phone revenue.

I still haven’t heard back from you.

With very best wishes,

The previous (fifth) email can be found here and the following (seventh) email can be found here.

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