France’s Confusing New Law Criminalizing Criticizing The Science

France’s Confusing New Law Criminalizing Criticizing The Science

My knowledge of French law rivals that of Fifteenth Century Congolese poetry. So I know I am on risky ground commenting on a newly passed law that many are saying, like this woman, “[The new law] will not tolerate any criticism of the therapeutic treatments which will be recommended or made obligatory by the state. Any person who dares to openly criticize these therapies will be liable to fines and imprisonment.”

Our point will be how this kind of law will become increasingly prevalent in those countries which have fallen into Expertocracies, or managerial states.

The new French law involves something called Article 4 (government link), which says in part this (I’m not certain if this the final or proposed text):

Provocation by means of repeated pressure or maneuvers of any person suffering from a pathology to abandon or abstain from following therapeutic or prophylactic medical treatment is punishable by one year of imprisonment and a fine of 30,000 euros, when this abandonment or abstention is presented as beneficial for the health of the persons concerned whereas it is, in the state of medical knowledge, clearly likely to result in them, taking into account the pathology from which they suffer, particularly serious consequences for their physical or psychological health.

Being French (the original), this is all one sentence and somewhat impenetrable. The number of modifiers make it unclear, at least to me, when somebody would be in violation of this new Expert health code.

The next paragraph calls for the same penalty for those who encourage practices which “cause mutilation or permanent disability.” I would interpret that to mean that quacks who slice and dice people in the name of “gender affirmation” should be jailed. One year is far too lenient, though. Yet I suspect the law will not be used in service to Reality, but to the whims of the bureaucracy and rulers.

Here’s the third paragraph:

When the provocation provided for in the first two paragraphs has been followed by effects, the penalties are increased to three years of imprisonment and a fine of 45,000 euros.

I don’t know what “effects” (d’effets) means legally. But I would think a young girl who has her breasts sliced off would be an effect. Given they are counting the psychological in “effects”, practically anything could be construed as a violation.

Caveats appear in paragraph four:

When the provocation is accompanied by clear and complete information as to the consequences for health and the conditions in which this provocation was made do not call into question the free and informed will of the person, the offenses defined in this article are not constituted.

Sounds like an out for doctors. Whether random internet personalities would be exempt for their analysis of Experts is another question.

Reports are that there was opposition to the law, but the government steamrolled over opponents. That report says that the law is “an a priori condemnation of so-called ‘parallel’ medicine” and that it poses “a threat to whistleblowers”, which sounds likely enough. The point about leftists embracing it is also expected.

A precaution that the Socialists group itself had proposed by amendment, allowing one of its members, Arthur Delaporte, to unreservedly praise the reinstatement in the text of the offense aimed at punishing incitement to abandon care. “With this article, we are defending science,” he also welcomed.

Suivez la science!

Many say this law is the result of people rejecting the vax. Remember when that was to be our savior? Not everybody believed it at the time, and opted out of the shot, like Yours Truly. Others embraced it, some developing what seems to be a habit of getting shot up.

Now I have said many times that Experts cannot countenance disagreement in those areas in which they claim expertise. Their degrees, credentials, positions, and funding guarantee, in their minds, their explicit superiority. In any argument between an Expert and a civilian, the Expert wins by definition. Even if the Expert disagrees with Reality.

We saw this so many times during the covid panic I don’t think I need to justify these contentions further. We see it in “climate change”; indeed, we see it wherever there are Experts.

An Expert, do not forget, is a person with expertise who has aligned his interests with the ruling class. This is why, for instance, doctors in the covid panic who advised against ruler-endorsed “solutions” faced various penalties. They were not Experts.

It is inevitable, as I say, for the managerial state, the expertocracies, to guard its Expert-endorsed opinions jealously.

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  1. Robin

    What makes these laws even more dangerous is that French law is Napoleonic, where a person who witnesses another breaking a law does not intervene or report it, even strangers or passers by, that person can be found equally culpable.

    All of these actions, laws, etc, including the way the vax rollout and contracts were structured directly as government to pharma in secret and without the consent of the governed, leads me to the conclusion that this is Plan B of the attempted Trans Atlantic and Trans Pacific Partnerships.

    Remember these? The ones that were negotiated in secret for 10 years by parties unknown and locked in the dungeons of Congress? The treaties that even Congress could not see without permission, where no one was allowed to to carry pen, paper or camera into the dungeon where they were kept?

    Trump killed them in 2016. Hillary would have signed them into law.

    My view is that the Pharma lobby was behind this treason because they wanted a mechanism to stop the production of cheap generics being sold around the world. At stake is $trillions.

    Trump stopped these treasonous treaties, but then fell prey to Plan B with Operation Warp Speed.

    Pharma gave $millions to Trump’s inauguration, according to reports. I think the Republican and Democrat parties are both owned by pharma.

  2. Briggs


    I swear I scheduled this post to run at the usual time, 7 AM this morning, 45 minutes from now.

    But here I find it showed just after 1 am!

    I have no idea how I botched it. Apologies if some miss it.

  3. Incitadus

    Just wait till the chips are mandatory the sheep won’t even know they’re being fleeced.
    What am I saying they don’t even realize it now. The chips will provide the State with
    a mechanism to induce on demand mass autism that though barely distinguishable to
    the conditioning mass media provides today, it will eliminate the need for all those idiotic
    journalists and institutional support structures. This will soon be what passes for progress
    championed by rote acclimation. May your chips rest lightly upon you.

  4. Incitadus

    acclamation…that is

  5. C-Marie

    One World Government, manifesting a bit more.

    God bless, C-Marie

  6. Johnno

    When the French rulers are not doing stupid things at home, they’re doing stupid things abroad.

    Russia Says NATO Troops, Disguised As Mercenaries, Control Air Defenses In Ukraine

    “Military personnel from NATO countries, under the guise of mercenaries, operate air defense systems, multiple launch rocket systems, and tactical missile systems in Ukraine, Colonel General Sergey Rudskoy, chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the Russian General Staff and First Deputy Chief of the General Staff, said in an interview with the Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper,” according to TASS.

    Rudskoy said, “NATO military personnel, under the guise of mercenaries, participate in hostilities. They control air defense systems, tactical missiles and multiple launch rocket systems, and are part of assault detachments.”

    While no evidence was provided for the claim, it has been well-known that Western advisers train the Ukrainians on these systems, likely in neighboring countries like Poland.

    MLRS and HIMARS have played a huge and crucial role on the battlefield. In 2022 it was even being reported that these weapons were tipping the scales in Ukraine’s favor.

    The MLRS stands for “Multiple-Launch Rocket System” and rapid fires several surface-to-surface missiles. It is highly mobile and must be operated by a crew of three.

    One month ago, on January 17, Russia said it targeted “French mercenaries” during a long-range missile strike on the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv. The Ukrainians at the time reported over a dozen civilian casualties, but rejected the claims of French fighters.

    The French people ought to stand back and let the Russians roll over their elites, to protect their physical and psychological health from the French State.

  7. Incitadus

    C-Marie…Nostradamus didn’t see this thing coming.

    God bless you!

  8. Johnno

    Looks like getting any Western Politicians to talk is gonna cost us!

    Boris Johnson wanted $1 million for interview – Tucker Carlson

    Rushie Sunak certainly profited, this is how the real world works boys and girls…

    British Prime Minister Confronted Over COVID-19 Vaccine Injuries on Live Television

    “In a compelling piece of live television, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak was recently confronted by a COVID-19 vaccine injury victim during an unscripted question and answer session. Describing the pain and trauma he suffered, audience member John Watt told the Prime Minister how he had been left with no help at all after the vaccine caused him to develop a heart condition. Already under pressure over his links to a hedge fund that has seen massive returns from an investment in COVID-19 vaccine maker Moderna, Sunak was like a rabbit caught in the headlights.”

    We know the mainstream media is heavily paid off by pharma inc. That’s all this is folks, one big shakedown.

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