5G and Virginia: The Technocratic Takeover No One Knows About
Guest Bloggers: Jenny DeMarco & Doris Knick
Virginians for Safe Technology Co-Founders
Right now, the state of Virginia is rolling out a ONE Virginia Plan to “advance visible diversity, equity, and inclusion across state government.” This sounds great in theory, however the foundation of this plan is based on data mining and subjective “equity” scores for corporate and government institutions across the Commonwealth, and it’s using a dangerous technological infrastructure that will leave us all involuntarily exposed to harmful radiation via 4th Generation (4G LTE) and 5th Generation and beyond (5G+) wireless technology.
It’s all set to kick off in George Washington’s boyhood home of Stafford County, where a newly formed state authority appointed a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) called the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) to implement a “Smart City Living Testbed” without prior public knowledge. If all goes as planned, this “living testbed” will begin at the courthouse and eventually encompass the entire county. Are the members of Stafford County now considered living lab rats? The hope of Governor Northam and those who he’s appointed is that the Stafford County experiment creates a blueprint for counties across the state, however there are many issues with this, the first of which is the lack of consent from community members.
Implementing 5G+ smart cities across the state is equivalent to mandating everyone in an entire county get injected with every CDC approved vaccine, without any prior knowledge, consent, or the ability to opt-out.
To understand the scope of the 5G+ wireless implementation issue, you must first understand what 5G+ is:
5G+ is the next generation of wireless technology. It uses millimeter waves (mmWave), which are shorter and more intense than all previous generations, and is similar to the mmWave highband frequency directed energy weapons the military uses for crowd control. 5G+ signals don’t travel as far so small wireless transmission facilities (WTFs) will be installed in close proximity to or on homes, schools, businesses, parks, firehouses, in neighborhoods, etc. every several hundred feet. 5G+ uses pulsed radiation and can combine with existing 3G and 4G LTE towers and frequencies using a phased array signal, which exposes us to even more radiation from all directions. It requires millions of new 5G+ microtowers clustered closer to the ground, closer to homes and schools, and 40,000+ new transmitting satellites in low earth orbit that will use direct beam forming signals to connect to devices. The main promises of 5G+ are faster download speeds, a more secure network than previous wireless generations, no more wires, higher data capacity and supports the platform for the Internet of Things (IoT). These promises are a far stretch from the truth, which we will get into below.
However, if you’re interested in keeping your freedoms, there are three main concerns you may be alarmed to learn:
Let’s break each one of these concerns down in further detail:
First, this smart city roll-out allows our data to be siphoned by our localities and handed over to private NGOs where it’s retained with essentially no oversight; it decreases private property values and takes away homeowners’ and public’s rights to deny placement of facilities/towers; it transfers all telecomm liability for the wireless telecomm facility (WTF) installation to the public or private owner of the property since telecoms are not insurable; and it sets the stage for tracking, tracing, and targeting the individual to create a behavior-based social equity score in multiple areas starting with the counties.
Whew that’s a lot to digest, isn’t it?
You may have noticed, counties and cities across the state are already using public land and right-of-ways to add WTFs on existing poles, lights, lamp posts, schools, government buildings and other infrastructure - many (most) times this is without informed consent of adjacent property owners.
The FCC actually just streamlined this deployment process by amending it’s Over-the-Air Reception Device (OTARD) rule to “enable quick deployment of wireless, including 5G+, in neighborhoods — especially in rural areas — by removing any requirements for permit or notice and by preemption of state laws and local zoning laws, including homeowners association and deed restrictions.” (Children’s Health Defense, https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/5g-wireless-antennas-private-property/)
Imagine purchasing a home, only to have a WTF placed on a lamppost or neighbor’s yard outside of your window the very next week. Being injured, forced to relocate - or in severe cases - driven into poverty and homelessness are very real possibilities now. Property values decrease by approximately 20% when these facilities are in close proximity to the home or right-of-way, and the biggest insurance companies in the world refuse to insure 5G+ infrastructure because they’re fire hazards, and a dangerous liability.
And remember that “smart city living testbed” set to roll out in Stafford County? This is for the sole purpose of setting up a social equity score for us to be graded on, first at the county level, then eventually statewide. The “testbed” process is beginning by gathering public data from Stafford County Courthouse government complex via 5G+ technologies placed around the premise and transferring it to the Commonwealth Data Trust, which is made up of at least 13 member NGOs and government agencies. According to cit.org’s website, the county equity score will be based on nine categories: overall city/county score, child well-being, education quality, educational attainment, financial empowerment, neighborhoods, health and safety, policing, and court reform.
How do you feel about being graded on your data?
Those flashy 5G+ commercials blasting over our airwaves conveniently fail to mention all of this, plus the fact that this technology is designed to surveil, track, and trace all of us via our cell phones, wireless routers, smart devices, and even biometric sensor data technology. Biometric sensor data technology already can use nanotechnology (PEG2000-DMG), RFID chipping, ID2020, and quantum dot tattoos. In this technocratic tracking system, our personal data is the “new gold” and NGOs with access to it will get free reign to share it, sell it, or use it however they see fit.
A solution to all of this is installing more fiberoptic cables underground. Fiberoptics are safer, more secure, provide a faster connection, and are better for the environment. Over the past three decades the telecommunications industry was supposed to be bringing fiberoptic cables for the internet to every home in America (just like copper telephone lines) using money from surcharges we were paying on every bill. However, the Telecomms never saw this through - even after they got paid as though they did - and then illegally reallocated the copper wireline money to this harmful 5G+ wireless infrastructure to make it look profitable when it wasn’t. The Irregulators Lawsuit granted each state the right to claim monies owed to them because Telecomms had mischarged expenses in cross subsidies and overcharged customers. To our knowledge, Virginia hasn’t bothered to claim our state’s share which could be estimated as much as two billion dollars. Right now Virginia’s sole focus is pushing 5G+ wireless broadband into our communities without even attempting to see the long term economic value added to infrastructure by fiberoptics. Continuing with wireless only brings more profits to the telecomms and higher monthly bills to us as the consumers.
It’s difficult to get politicians on board for fiber optics because many are getting money from telecommunications lobbyists. Just like when politicians, physicians, and religious leaders take money from the pharmaceutical industry for encouraging vaccines, many of our politicians are getting rich off of funding and outside investments in big telecomm and giving away our protections in return.
This graphic is from CIT.org shows the process of gathering our public data and sharing
it with the Commonwealth Data Trust (CDT)
which currently has 13 members consisting of both NGO’s and government agencies.
Second, there are absolutely no protections around where these 5G+ WTFs are placed, how many of these facilities can be within a certain area, who is liable for injury or loss due to the imminent involuntary exposure to constant high levels of pulsed radiation, and most importantly no one is monitoring the power or radiation levels coming off of these small and large cell facilities.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has a Maximum Permissible Exposure Limit (MPEL) for power density strength for non-ionizing RF radiation emissions coming off of cell phone towers that is never publicly monitored anywhere. We’ll get into the health implications, but something that isn’t being addressed is the environmental impact of this technology and its contribution to greenhouse gasses. According to a Huawei white paper, 5G+ base stations use up to three-and-a-half times more energy than 4G LTE towers, and require millions of nodes versus the hundreds of thousands of towers of it’s predecessor. Considering greenhouse gasses are based on power consumption, 5G+ will release that much more carbon than previous generations and is projected to consume 20-percent of global electricity by 2025 when including all the devices worldwide.
If you were to call your local Board of Supervisors, County Planner, or Chief Technology Officer and ask who is monitoring the amount of radiation coming off of the cell phone towers and WTFs in your area, 100-percent of the time the answer would be “no one,” or possibly even, “Can you explain? I don’t know what you’re talking about.”
If you are someone who values body sovereignty, you know that bodily integrity requires informed consent - and the right to refuse consent. With the implementation of 5G+, harmful non-consensual exposure to radiation is going to be unavoidable for all of us, if there are no infrastructure limits or MPEL monitoring placed on this 4G LTE and 5G+ equipment.
On-going involuntary exposure to high levels of radiation (whether it’s ionizing or non-ionizing) causes biological damage at a cellular level. (There are more than 1,000 scientific studies conducted by independent researchers from around the world from the past 8 decades concerning the biological effects of RF radiation compiled here: BioInitiative report). In the average person this can create a slew of physical issues (see graphic below for symptoms), and feels like “assault and battery” to people who are sensitive to radiation frequencies. Electromagnetic sensitivity (EMS) is not recognized under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or the Fair Housing Act (FHA). This means:
Not only is EHS not recognized under the ADA, but most in the medical field aren’t trained to recognize the side effects of microwave illness and the long list of physical, mental, and emotional issues wireless technology can create. There are thousands of people affected by Radiation Sickness or other ailments exacerbated by wireless technology that aren’t even aware of the cause. Most recently, the movie Generation Zapped exposed the ramifications of living with ever-increasing levels of radiation, while also acknowledging the benefits of wireless communications - but there is more to be done to have these harmful effects recognized by the medical establishment.
It’s no wonder the largest insurance authorities in the world such as Swiss Re and Lloyds of London have rated 5G+ and electromagnetic radiation as “high risk” and "high impact" and refuses to insure any of these cellular facilities. A report in 2019 by Swiss Re stated, “To allow for a functional network coverage and increased capacity overall, more antennas will be needed, including acceptance of higher levels of electromagnetic radiation. In some jurisdictions, the rise of threshold values will require legal adaptation. Existing concerns regarding potential negative health effects from electromagnetic fields (EMF) are only likely to increase. An uptick in liability claims could be a potential long-term consequence”. The insurance company cited other potential impacts such as significantly increased cyber exposure, property implications, social unrest, the rise in A.I., information security and national sovereignty concerns, and more. This begs the question, “if insurance companies won’t cover these facilities, who is responsible for them when they’re put up?” Since insurance companies won’t cover these facilities, it means the property owner is responsible for liability - even if it’s placed on your property without consent. Telecommunications companies and contractors have started paying individuals, cities, counties, businesses, and schools to place this equipment on their property, but very rarely are the insurance liability implications fully explained.
Third, our children are the most vulnerable part of our population and at the most risk from wireless technology exposure, yet there are no safeguards protecting or teaching them how to mitigate the risks of this technology.
This is about the health and safety of our kids; nothing is more important. COVID-19 has pushed our children onto wireless technology, and wireless technology into their schools, at an unprecedented rate. Yet, there are no regulations, efforts, or widespread campaigns ensuring they’re using wired devices when possible and wireless devices properly mitigate the cumulative damage that occurs with consistent exposure over time.
In a recent legal case against the FCC, Dafna Tachover, Lawyer for Children’s Health Defense remarked, “The FCC seems willing, even anxious, to sacrifice thousands or even tens of millions of individually vulnerable children in the name of removing ‘barriers’ to wireless ‘deployment’.”
This statement rings true here in Virginia, where WTF’s are being placed by playgrounds, in close proximity to schools, and even next to childcare centers throughout the state - as wireless routers, hotspots, and computers are now in nearly every classroom and even installed throughout school ceilings.
School boards receive millions of dollars a year from big players in the telecommunications industry, but claim they’re not sure how they can fund necessary safety measures when approached about protecting our children. Technology in education and safety are not mutually exclusive - we can advance while also making it safer for human exposure by hardwiring our devices and using fiber optics.
Our children’s brains are still in the process of growing, their cognitive development and reproductive organs are in jeopardy. If we don’t do our due diligence and recognize wireless harms our kids will pay the price. There’s no telling the exact outcome of what this “generation zapped” will deal with after long term exposure to electromagnetic radiation, and parents should have the right to refuse constant exposure to bodily insult that threatens our lives and the lives of our children.
Finally, there are solutions and we’re working toward them right now.
At the moment we’re the only group in Virginia working to slow the deployment of 5G+ and educate citizens across the state on the dangers of 5G+ wireless technology and the impacts of it on our lives.
Right now we’re working on legislation around actions the state can take to protect us all, raising awareness through our petition both with politicians and the public, educating people online and in person, and collaborating with other freedom-minded groups.
There are a lot of issues we’re all worried about these days, but 5G+ wireless technology is what ties them all together. It’s the vehicle that allows everything about us to be known, bought, and sold - and it is the control mechanism the government would like to use to insert itself into every aspect of our lives. However, the more people who are aware of what is going on in our state, the issues with 5G+ wireless technology, and how they can implement safer habits with wireless technology - the more of a chance we have at disrupting this “smart” infrastructure statewide initiative.
All of this and more are why organizations like National Health Federation, Americans for Responsible Technology, United Issues Reform, and Virginia Freedom Keepers are collaborating with Virginians for Safe Technology on educating you and protecting our safety and rights to safe and responsible technology.
You can make a difference today by:
Find out more at VirginiansforSafeTech.org
Copyright © Virginians for Safe Technology 2021
https://wearetheevidence.org/ Wireless Technology Injured Advocacy Group
https://www.5gcrisis.com/scientific-studies 5G+ Crisis
https://ethics.harvard.edu/files/center-for-ethics/files/capturedagency_alster.pdf (See Pg. 9)
https://sites.google.com/site/understandingemfs/5g-IoT Cee Cee Doucett
https://www.americansforresponsibletech.org/scientific-studies Americans for Responsible Tech
https://mdsafetech.org/ Physicians for Safe Technology
FCC Maximum Permissible RF Exposure Limits