“We’ll know our disinformation program complete when everything the American public believes is false.”(William Casey, Director of CIA for eight years under President Reagan)*
The above quote came to mind as I looked about me seeing the stampede that Coronavirus has become. It reminded me of another quote:
“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary.” (HL Mencken)
That in mind, the virus should be renamed “hobgoblinvirus.”
I am writing this post to link to AB over at Fakeologist, who has been doing really good work on this hoax. I am not going to reinvent the wheel, just comment briefly on what he has brought us so far.
First, an amazing video, 11:45, in which participants are writing the script for what is going on now regarding Coronavirus. Credit is given by AB to Clues Forum for finding this. As I watched it I slowly came to realize that what we are seeing now is probably a drill that was flipped live. Do watch and draw your own conclusions.
Also, a 19-page paper by David Crowe called “COVID-19 –SARS-CoV-2 –The 2019 Coronavirus Scare.” I read it and put many 3M flags in it to revisit. Much of it helps me recall pearlier work done on AIDS concerning retroviruses, and the work that goes into isolating a virus. It was never done with HIV, and has not been done with Conronavirus. What work has been done is incredibly sloppy. His conclusion:
“The coronavirus panic is just that, an irrational panic, based on an unproven RNA test, that has never been connected to a virus.”
This reminds me of reading I’ve done in the past, which I will cite from memory as best I am able, with possible memory mistakes. The field of virology exploded during the 1960s as the Nixon Administration funded research aimed at finding a viral cause of cancer. Thousands of people entered the field. Left without a cancer cure and needing continued funding, the detectives were inspired to go virus hunting. That’s been going on for decades now, and with any pursuit of that kind, if they don’t find something, they don’t have a job. Ergo the long list of harmless viruses around which public scares have been built.
But this hoax is bigger than any before, a massive display of power. The people behind this cattle drive are not virologists, but rather people in industry, Intelligence and government who have the power to crash markets, shut down travel, and force sports teams to play to empty stadiums. I am in awe – the same kind of power is behind the Climatete Change hoax, but not on display like this.
Anyway, if you don’t already, please add Fakeologist to your daily travels. Well worth your trouble. I’ve been sending AB $1.19 per month now for a few years … I’ve sent him enough to buy a grande latte.
*The quote at the opening is, of course, denied to be real. It originated with Barbara Honneger, a journalist who served for a brief time in the Reagan Administration, and sat in on a meeting with Casey in 1981. She in turn reported it to Journalist Sarah McClendon, who went public with it. Honneger stands behind the quote – scroll down a little bit at this site.
Of course, that is not proof, as people lie, even “journalists.” Honneger, for instance, published a book about a thing in our history called the “October Surprise,” surely a hoax, and has supported all facets of the 9/11 hoax. But I take the quote at face, meaning that even if fake, it is real enough in practice.