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.
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Coronavirus has been around a long time. It was listed in my 1985 medical school texts as an opportunistic pathogen that can run the gamut from asymptomatic to fatal, depending on the underlying health of the individual. Thus, old, unhealthy people, immuno-compromised (like chemo or AIDS patient), those with pre-existing respiratory problems, like asthma or bronchitis, malnourished, or otherwise health-depleted individuals are most at risk.
Whether this particular strain was genetically engineered in Wuhan, China, as I’ve read somewhere, or whether the “pandemic” is the result of more prevalent testing, or whether it is a GoverCorp and media created “crisis” to justify greater government controls over our lives remains to be seen.
At this point, I believe the “crisis” stems from the global financial debt bubble, which is collapsing. Governments and bankers worldwide are desperately seeking relevance, so need a “cause” for creating debt-backed money to justify their continued existences.
Would they really have needed a plague to bail out the banks again? Americans aren’t exactly a rebellious people. If Trump had asked for another 100 trillion dollars for Wall Street I’m sure most of us would have said “sure Mr. President. Would you like that in 10s and 20s or in smaller denominations?” Pelosi would have given him everything he wanted, especially to save her stock portfolios. And they have plenty of militarized police to crush any small protests that might spring up.
You’re beginning to sound like me. Coronavirus isn’t exactly a “plague,” not like the bubonic plague that wiped out a third of Europe in the 14th century. Back then, they believed in witches and demons, but today’s world has its own superstitions, like a false belief in the magical world of “science.”
Congress has always been united in spending future taxpayers’ future money, which is how our debt-backed Federal Reserve system operates. The international bankers and pharmaceutical companies–and of course, the tech companies–are racking up, as are the wheeler-dealers on Wall Street, the “epicenter” of white-collar gaming.
This is seriously dystopian, like Robocop shit.
I don’t understand what you are saying.
We have reached the Tipping Point. The momentum of virus hysteria is sufficient to inflict mortal damage on the US Ponzi economics, hollowed out manufacturing, aging population and rotting infrastructure.
The dual power of Russia+China are poised to replace the American state and finance capital. They have the territory and resources, population, manufacturing capability and stable leadership. Plus, they have the military forces to checkmate US power. The EU is disintegrating and declining.
It doesn’t matter whatever any and all classes of the United States does or believes. The US cannot be reformed. The only shoe left to drop is the end of US dollar as a reserve currency. The final nail in the coffin.
The US will rage, sanction, threaten, posture and launch some military actions. Commodus fighting Maximus. The American population is spoiled, lazy, stupid and obese. It will come as a rude shock to discover that when they seek to blame something or someone for all their misery that the rest of the world will be unmoved. The rest of the world can get along very well without the United States. And are moving to do so.