Tuesday, April 21, 2020

The Virus: It is not the Sickness you should be afraid of. It is the Cure.


   I ended my last post on this blog on December 22, 2019 with the following paragraph.

   "What we're confronted with now as a species is an overpopulated world, approaching 8 billion with mass flora and fauna extinction. And none of it is global warming or a globalist funded war against the environment Greta Thunberg can win.


    The darkest dark for this writer about war is that conflict itself may not kill us.The darkest dark is that someday soon this planet's biosphere combined with species extinction and bio weapons may finally have enough of us. And that is a war and battle even Alexander the Great could not win."

    And now here we are four months later.

    I am not the type to say I told you so, I just got "lucky" on the timing.

    I am not so worried about the virus. Sure, it's a highly contagious flu, virulent for certain demographics and fatal for an unknown segment of the population for reasons we haven't discovered yet. What I am afraid of is the hysteria, tenuous supply chains of global commerce, the thin thread by which supermarkets stock shelves, the fact that oil is now cheaper than Evian water and the world wide geopolitical implications of that. Futures markets, commodities, Forex markets all in free fall. Yet the effects of all this are still months away.

   What we're dealing with immediately is basically medical martial law in all western countries. If I had suggested this a year ago you would have laughed at me. No, our technological phantasmagoria, our science, our first world medical infrastructure and our smart phones would make such things impossible outside an alien invasion.

   Well, we have been invaded by aliens.

   It's just the aliens are very very small.

   And they've changed the world. And our perception of the world. Isn't it funny and morbidly cruel that if you run a slow collapse (the archetypal boil a frog slowly analogy), people will adjust and not see what is on obvious display. All you have to do is tell them new words and reframe them. This is how I imagine they persuaded a million men to die on the Somme.





In the mean time we've got the US government printing 10 TRILLION dollars to try to keep the system afloat. That's Weimar Germany levels of money printing or as the Feds like to call it now "quantitative easing". But this time on crack. In 2008, they printed 7 billion dollars to rescue the banks from bad mortgage loans so they could keep the Iraq war costs off the balance sheets. But ten trillion is not a number that can be absorbed into an economy without inflation.

 I have no doubt this virus will dissipate. The masks I see everyone wearing will go away despite their placebo reassuring useless effect. If someone coughs in your face, the virus droplets go straight into your body though your eyeballs. The masks, the hand washing, the social isolation, the six feet rule may have some minor benefit; but it is not their purpose.

  The purpose of these rules is fear.

  And people living in fear are malleable, impressionable and open to any authority that can deliver them from fear. This is not to say the virus is not real and that there is no reason for fear. This is to say that no government, monarchy, ruler or tyrant ever let a good crisis go to waste.

             Over 80,000 Americans Died of Flu Last Winter 2018, Highest Toll in Year. 
Among the dead were 180 babies and teenagers, more than in any year since the C.D.C. began tracking pediatric deaths.
A surge tent was set up outside Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pa., to receive flu patients in January.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/01/health/flu-deaths-vaccine.html


  I am not minimizing this disease. It's essential you understand this to understand my point. For those who have had loved ones been affected by this there are no words that I can type to beguile you from your grief.

   But now to the darkness.

   The aftermath. When we're all "healed" and the fear is over and we can all literally breath again.


   This aftermath is the new world we will be entering and anyone who thinks it will be unchanged is a fool. In this author's opinion, this out break and the mass media reaction to it is the most significant human action since WWII. Not because of the death toll. Which will be small compared to war. Anyone who studies military history and conflict knows life is cheap. But the death toll is never the issue is it? Only when it impacts the outcome. No, we're talking bigger things here and now, greater than any single man or group of men. We are positing the future course of human history itself post virus.We are talking a post war environment.


   We are never going back to a world pre 2020.

  All those music festivals you loved, or stadiums you filled and all those random strangers you banged at the cruise ship bar after a five minute conversation over a Gin and Tonic; well that's all gone for the next 5 years. Why? Because the authorities will say so. Because it's "dangerous" and poses an immunity risk. Of course it'll all be presented as a protection measure to serve in your best interest.




    No one will hold a gun to your head and say no.


   Instead, you'll be subject to a multitude of new laws that will seem reasonable but in time be realized  as Draconian when the "fear" has passed. Just the way the Patriot Act was passed to protect us from "terror" post 9/11 and is now used to arrest citizens without due process or even warrants; post Covid-19 world will require proof of vaccination to obtain basic government services like a passport, or drivers license or state benefits.

   The Corona World order has arrived.


   And just like the Patriot Act, it's never going away. But unlike the Patriot Act it's going to be instituted worldwide not just in the US. Welcome to the new normal. This is the dystopia humanity chose.Orwell said we would be forced into a police state via force. Huxley said we would be lulled into a police state via pleasure. It seems neither were right. Both authors couldn't have imagined a populace so dumbed down by TV and information overload, that they'd sleep walk into their own prison cell and call it freedom.





   The next question is will they get rid of cash?

   Conveniently, they have been wanting to do this for years. They say the virus can spread on paper. So let's switch to digital money, RFID chips and an endless record of what you buy and sell. Once every transaction is digital, every purchase can be traced to you and if you fuck up according to the rules of the rulers, they'll turn off your money at the flick of a switch and there will be no paper stuffed under your mattress to save you.

   But never mind that, in my ten years of writing about war, geopolitics and man's inhumanity to man I have never witnessed something like this. Mass population control, fear, distrust, loneliness, the old and the weak affected most and a cynical elite barely able to hold it together.

 Now I understand the destruction of Libya and Syria. It was done by mediocre men dressed in suits  put in front of cameras to deliver the orders of those you will never see.

   I have no fear of the virus.

   But I am terrified of the societal cure they will concoct.

   Stay safe my friends and ride the tiger. He cannot bite you while you grip his back.

   Hold Fast!

42 comments:

  1. Boom! Good to see you back, 'tard.

    I gotta be honest, I disagree on this one. It's too paranoid, even for you. Except the cash thing, that freaks me out. Not really because some government will arrest me but because I find the pestilent marketing by companies extremely annoying.

    But stadiums will re-fill and cruise ship banging will be back before you know it. The issue here is that we had a miserably disorganized response to this virus headed by a complete imbecile as president, and only slightly more competent responses at the state levels. This will happen again and we need a better plan - which does not send paranoid people into fits of anti government babble and which also does not turn us into sheep. It can be done!

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  2. Well stated. And I Want what you say to be true. Except I don't hold any faith in the people who run countries. I hope you are right and I pray you are not wrong.

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  3. Thanks for the new post. Interesting thoughts and should be part of the conversation, even though I disagree with a chuck of them. But should be discussed. Keep posting!

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  4. They'll hate you for telling the truth. Agree or disagree, expect a Facebook ban any day now.

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  5. I am relieved to see you posting again. I respectfully disagree with some of your arguments in this newest post.

    I am guessing you are experiencing extreme disappointment from your government right now, whichever that might be (USA?!). And while, yes, some western countries are experiencing some shifts and ruptures in their societies, and a major comeback of corruption, overall most western countries and as of late some others, too, are seeing a comeback of very open and problem oriented crisis communication, where politicians have restarted old communication strategies in which they lay open any weaknesses in their arguments and invite critics to comment. And I think this shows some of the strengths of liberal democratic societies, as opposed to for example Russia where the distrust in Putin seems to be rising by the day as people in the past chose to go along the Kreml bullshit but stopped doing so amid their relatives getting ill left and right. Same in Iran and Turkey - regimes have been toppled by less than that.

    Geopolitically, I've long agreed with many of your analysis. But what you are hinting at here, it seem from my perspective, is some higher unknown power at work where. In my opinion and experience of human stupidity, there is no such force at work.

    I hope you and your family stay healthy. Rock on!

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  6. Nice, don't agree it will be that bad, but what I missed was a general opinion on the geopolitics and economic structure of the world after the pandemic. Wil China become the largest economy earlier because of this? How will this affect the American election?

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  7. Perfectly on point.  More people need to be exposed to this perspective.

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  8. James Corbett agrees with you.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzxGtRWujvA

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  9. Trump wants to be re-elected at all costs, so he took extreme action so the Dems can't accuse him of inaction and of "having blood on his hands." The Dems want to re-engineer society to a Soviet-style economy that guarantees equality of outcomes (no matter how poor and miserable that makes everyone... so long as everyone is equally miserable). So, this is a perfect storm that is tearing apart our economy and society.

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  10. Oh, cut the defeatist shit. They still need us to go along with this stuff for it to work, and as long as a whole bunch of us object, refuse, and resist, all will be well. Courage is contagious, and TPTB have crossed a line they should not have crossed. It's really a move of desperation on their part. The banking system collapsed, and they needed a scapegoat.

    There is no virus that is any more dangerous than many viruses we face every single year. This is a desperation play by a dying regime.

    Love, laugh, and resist in a million little different ways. It's going to be OK.

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    1. "There is no virus that is any more dangerous than many viruses we face every single year." THAT DIDN'T AGE WELL.

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  11. Hey Wartard wtf is going on in Venezuela? I'm no expert but this shambolic "incursion" looks like such a shit show that something else must be going on. Why would US guys take IDs with them?! and whats with these photos of airsoft guns?!

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  12. Glad to see a post again. While I agree with the notion that societies tend to organize/increase control over time, Americans have too great a tradition of doing whatever the fuck they want, so I don't share your concern.

    And yes, paper currency carries tons of germs, but the whole damned environment is full of germs so I don't see non-digital currency on account of coronavirus.

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  14. Wow, just found this blog. Some interesting content, but this here post is a dumb person's idea of smart and 'I'm so individual', and I lean libertarian.

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    1. Yeah but he was right though. This virus is a mild flu and theve taken over the entire world using it as a pretext

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    3. "mild flu" hahaha no wonder why Texas has one of the highest rate.

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  15. can we get a civil war post?

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    1. ...but it's close to christmas, and I've been drinking again so do this christian thing.

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  16. For a quite long time I was on your side. Tought that your posts are really credible & thoughtfull.
    But this? Saying this is some "light flu"? Do you live in the woods? Have/did you ever talked with people that work in Health care? I did. From the one that are on the lowest leader to the ones that are higher up. Saying this is a "conspiracy by Bill Gatus" makes me sick. By the way, I know a guy that makes tailor-made Tinfoil hat in Geneva for 400Chf a piece. ;-

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    1. Still feel the same way? 10 billionaires now own more than 50% of the planet. Covid wiped out the middle class but for some reason Wal Mart stayed open and Amazon doubled in sales. And big pharma has made more money beyond the dreams of avarice. These are all facts. But I'm the guy with the tinfoil hat? In case you hadn't noticed, WWIII is in progress, they just don't need to use guns right now. “The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous. ... The war is waged by the ruling group against its own subjects and its object is not the victory over either Eurasia or East Asia, but to keep the very structure of society intact.”

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  17. Without a doubt the worst one yet. Another one of these and the credibility of the author will be fully down the drain.

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    1. The US economy is in shambles. Christmas is cancelled. Masks protect you. Every mom and pop business is closed down but Walmart and Target are still open. Every small business restaurant is closed but NYSE McDonalds and Wendys are open to all comers. Cases are through the roof but according to the CDC's own website, the virus has a 99.97% survival rate for anyone under 50 and that decreases to 99.65% survival rate between 50 -70 year olds. From the CDC's own website. https://archive.is/xiVJ2

      I always present facts.Not my problem if you cannot deal with them.

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    2. > 500,000 deaths from covid in one year the US. That is fact, and not a "light flu".

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    3. 200,000 people die of the flu every year anyway.

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    4. It's 4G Warfare dude. Bone up on it before posting.

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  18. Yikes. This did not age well. Cringe... Everyone makes mistakes ocassionally I guess

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    1. It aged perfectly. What world are you living in?

      The virus has a 99.5% survival rate.
      There will be lockdowns and travel restrictions.
      They will devise a scheme to prove your medical status, if you don't, you're out.
      They will devise a scheme to punish those who do not take some sort of vaccine and those who don't.
      All of this happened.
      Now the only thing left is some kind of digital currency linked to vaccines passports and your entire history.
      I would say this post not only aged well, but predicted the future.

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  19. Well, despite the infrequent posts, I've checked this blog a few times a year for a long time. Looks like I can stop now.

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    1. Tard! I too check your blog, and have re-read this one in particular every few months. I think AR (like a lot of others) are waiting for a follow-up to understand the implications of this shit sandwich. This was the clearest perspective at the time you wrote it. FBO others, I'd cite the prescience of your statements, but the masses either see it, or they don't. Recovery from TBI is a Sisyphean task.

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    2. How about this, I'll make it worth your while. I've written 5 articles only 2 of which I consider good. But only one of those is pertinent and relevant to the geopolitics of today

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  20. I can't believe this article was written in early 2020. Most of what you predicted happened. Now they are introducing digital vaccine passports to travel. How long before your financial history is linked to these? How long before your medical history is linked. How long before you jaywalked across a street and got a ticket for it? How long before 3 such violations means you cannot board a flight? A year ago it was a conspiracy theory, now, not so much.

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  21. This article is tinfoil hat territory. The writer is ignorant and uneducated.

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  22. Hard to believe at least 80% of your predictions came true. You were right a year before it was legit. But where does that leave me? I'm in Dallas/Fort Worth. Where the fuck do I bring my three daughters when the water and power dies? At least write more Wartard. Now more then ever, I need your view on things.

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    1. I'd probably start think of getting out of major population areas, That is of course if you can afford it/ it's practical job wise etc. One interesting article I read recently by Greer ( a collapse writer) raised some interesting points. Though I don't agree with all of what he says, it's hard to deny his central thesis. Either way, it's worth a read.

      https://ecosophia.dreamwidth.org/140421.html

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  24. It really is amazing how this writer stated what he believed would happen in April 2020 and in September 2021 and as I read 80% of what he said would happen has happened. Binge reading his articles is like an alternate history lesson.

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