Yesterday at the grocery store I noticed that the level of masking, which was sparse at first, and then approached 50 percent, was now at 90. This morning I watched a man forcibly removed from a bus by armed police for failure to wear a mask. That turned my stomach, making me think that the officers in question should be wearing brown shirts. The man was black, and why do I want to add “of course”?
This tells me that that the news is ramping it up now, and that the State of Fear is reaching dangerous levels. People this scared are going to start acting up, family disputes, substance abuse, and fights in grocery stores. Inevitably they are going to sink into depression, and their health will deteriorate. Add to this unemployment, lack of money, and a sense of hopelessness, and suicide rates will rocket. It will not be publicized.
I think in the end I am going to have to don a mask, if only to avoid drawing attention to myself. We are in a snitch culture now, and failure to conform might invite aggression from people with guns strapped to their hips.*
It is hilarious and outrageous at once. If there really were a virus, deadly or not, nothing could stop its spread. It would have traveled around the world several times by the time it was discovered, so that all efforts to avoid it would be futile. That happens every year with influenza, if indeed it is a virus (and I know of no other explanation that makes more sense at this time). We either get it or we don’t. This year I got that mysterious bug that was going around in January, as did my Physicians Assistant, who happened to be in Jamaica at the time. Mine lasted three weeks. She said hers did as well, and that she was in bed for three days.
What, pray tell, could we have done to avoid it? We are told that Covid-19 cropped up at a fish market in Wuhan, China, and that Doctor Li Wenliang died of it, but that is easily seen to be a rollout. If he even existed (Fauxlex says not), it is plain to see that they wanted a dramatic entrance for a deadly pathogen, and nothing serves it up better than a dead doctor. The idea that they spotted it right away, isolated it and identified then it … it does not work that way. All if that stuff is normally done long after the fact, as the virus will have gone round the world while the WHO and CDC were still tying their shoes.
So it is a hoax. We all know that here. Its purpose? Easy to see with crashed economies and desperate people and now armed police pushing people around … it is fascism. It has always lurked in the shadows, but now they have brought it out in the open.
I read an article not long ago listing they ways in which the last ten years saw more human progress than perhaps the last hundred. We had abundant energy, and traditionally poor countries like India and China were busting out. Africa would not be far behind, in spite of efforts to restrict its access to cheap energy. It was a true war on poverty. The US was at near-full employment. The Internet was in part the driver, as that coupled with human creativity was allowing amazing progress everywhere we looked.
I suspect that all scared the overlords. They needed to put an end to it, and get back to our old days of desperation. So they decided to crash the economy. When they rebuild it, it will not be the same. It will never be business as usual again, as they cannot risk the progress we were seeing coming into being again. The new economy will keep us down, and a lockdown can be called anytime things get out of hand.
By the way, fascism is defined as the marriage of the corporation and the state. Isn’t it interesting that Netflix ran a documentary called Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates right at the time that Bill Gates became the spokesperson for the rules and regulations of the fascist lockdown/shutdown? Bill Gates is no genius, I think Mathis drove that point home a while back. He invented nothing. Microsoft/Apple/Google are all products of DARPA. The billions needed for ideas that might never pay off puts massive research projects beyond the reach of investors. The Internet and PC and then the smart phone were given over to private corporations for free.
Chomsky, FWIW, has long maintained that technology is developed by the government and then turned over to private corporations for profit. Each of these corporations has a “genius” to front for it. Thus do we have Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, maybe not slouches, but certainly not genius inventors. They are just window dressing.
*Bob Garner, God rest his soul, was a man who for a time after his motorcycle days worked at a small bookstore when we lived in Bozeman, Montana. One day a customer tied up his dog outside and came in to browse. A policeman followed him in to tell him he could not do that. Bob picked up the phone and dialed 911 saying an armed man was harassing one of his customers. He had three police cars out front within a few minutes. That takes a special man.