I am laughing at just having written that headline. You might think I am joking. I am not joking. If I called the fly Zzzirhan Zzzirhan, that would be a joke. The idea of a cyborg fly landing on the Vice President? Not a joke.
My first impression upon seeing a fly land on Vice President Mike Pence’s head during a critical part of the debate last night was that it was sure an unfortunate time to have something so embarrassing happen. The timing was literally perfect, right as Pence was trying to stick up for the police, a key policy position for his party over the other party.
Then, I considered that it is probably possible for a fly to have been digitally inserted into the image by an agent attempting to influence public opinion. Something like a Deepfake fly.
Then, I considered that it might be a robotic DARPA fly. Such a concept is not nearly as close to science fiction as you might imagine. DARPA really is actively at work on such programs. Rather than dismiss this thought as completely absurd, as most people would have done, I decided to research further. What did I find?
Well, the future is more absurd and surreal than Camus or Dalí ever could have dreamed!
As it turns out, DARPA is also at work to create insect-machine hybrids where some kind of implant in the insect allows them to be remotely controlled! Check out that story here, and a DARPA presentation slide from that article below.
We live in a world of such insane possibilities that even the wildest idea (like the idea that the fly on Mike Pence’s head last night was DARPA-controlled) is actually not so crazy! It is an upside-down world where the the implausible is quickly becoming ordinary.
Most people have not been able to adjust. They would still scoff at such a notion. But this was a high-stakes environment for military, political, business leaders, etc. If it is determined that one side needs to be tarnished in the public mind, this fly might have really been a ploy to manipulate public opinion. I cannot think of another case of a fly compliantly sitting on a man’s head like that for several minutes. It was awfully convenient, and the kind of thing that is made for internet memes.
Think about it! What do you associate with a fly? Something dead? Something diseased? Hmm, like Trump just got the coronavirus “disease”, and now Pence has flies landing on him for 2.5 minutes during an important debate speech?
The awakened might be seeing a pattern here.
Who knows what it is like to be a fly on Mike Pence’s head? Well, DARPA might know! The NSA might know! There would have been almost no better way to embarrass Pence and psychologically manipulate the populace than to have a fly land on Pence’s head for two and a half straight minutes.
The Democrats were even ready with their quips about how flies love to land on shit! Just wait until SNL this week, where I am sure some kind of giant Jaws-like fly is going to come out and eat Pence.
So after Trump gets coronavirus at exactly the moment where it would be most damaging to him politically, we see Pence get embarrassed in a similar way (fly/diseased) right when he is making one of his most passionate points.
When one party’s candidates are having nothing but unlikely embarrassments befall them in the October leading up to a major US Presidential election, shenanigans may well be afoot. Don’t forget, I told you to bet it all on blue!