Right now Coronavirus is making me feel pretty much the way I did during the Anthrax attacks back in 2001, that same fear and paranoia, the idea that death could come out of nowhere. I don’t think anybody quite expressed it quite as well as David Rees did in his comic Get Your War On. So I went back to his old website. His crude, clip art comics are as good now as they were back then. They’ve lost nothing of their satirical bite.
So why am I nostalgic for the bad old days of 2001? Well, I suppose it’s because as terrified as I was during the anthrax attacks, the danger passed almost as quickly as it had arrived. Eventually of course we realized that the anthrax attacks were a false flag planned at Fort Dietrich in Maryland and designed to gin up support for the invasion of Iraq. None of us (who wasn’t a Democratic Senator or part of the liberal media) was really in much danger at all. 2020 is much worse. Coronavirus is 100 times more terrifying. It’s not only real, but it’s going to be around for awhile, if it in fact ever really goes away. So I’m looking back to the “good old days” of 9/11 and the anthrax attacks.
Just fuck me.