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Virus of Mass Destruction

CJ Hopkins

German Police protecting public health by detaining an anti-lockdown protester who was not observing social distancing

There comes a point in the introduction of every new official narrative when people no longer remember how it started.

Or, rather, they remember how it started, but not the propaganda that started it.

Or, rather, they remember all that (or are able to, if you press them on it), but it doesn’t make any difference anymore, because the official narrative has supplanted reality.

You’ll remember this point from the War on Terror, and specifically the occupation of Iraq. By the latter half of 2004, most Westerners had completely forgotten the propaganda that launched the invasion, and thus regarded the Iraqi resistance as “terrorists,” despite the fact that the United States had invaded and was occupying their country for no legitimate reason whatsoever.

By that time, it was abundantly clear that there were no “weapons of mass destruction,” and that the U.S.A. had invaded a nation that had not attacked it, and posed no threat to it, and so was perpetrating a textbook war of aggression.

These facts did not matter, not in the slightest. By that time, Westerners were totally immersed in the official War on Terror narrative, which had superseded objective reality. Herd mentality had taken over. It’s difficult to describe how this works; it’s a state of functional dissociation. It wasn’t that people didn’t know the facts, or that they didn’t understand the facts.

They knew the Iraqis weren’t “terrorists.” At the same time, they knew they were definitely “terrorists,” despite the fact that they knew that they weren’t.

They knew there were no WMDs, that there had never been any WMDs, and still they were certain there were WMDs, which would be found, although they clearly did not exist.

The same thing happened in Nazi Germany.

The majority of the German people were never fanatical anti-Semites like the hardcore N.S.D.A.P. members. If they had been, there would have been no need for Goebbels and his monstrous propaganda machine.

No, the Germans during the Nazi period, like the Americans during the War on Terror, knew that their victims posed no threat to them, and at the same time they believed exactly the opposite, and thus did not protest as their neighbors were hauled out of their homes and sent off to death camps, camps which, in their dissociative state, simultaneously did and did not exist.

What I’m describing probably sounds like psychosis, but, technically speaking, it isn’t … not quite. It is not an absolute break from reality. People functioning in this state know that what they believe is not real.

Nonetheless, they are forced to believe it (and do, actually, literally, believe it, as impossible as I know that sounds), because the consequences of not believing it are even more frightening than the cognitive dissonance of believing a narrative they know is a fiction.

Disbelieving the official narrative means excommunication from “normality,” the loss of friends, income, status, and in many cases far worse punishments.

Herd animals, in a state of panic, instinctively run towards the center of the herd. Separation from the herd makes them easy prey for pursuing predators. It is the same primal instinct operating here.

It is the goal of every official narrative to generate this type of herd mentality, not in order to deceive or dupe the public, but, rather, to confuse and terrorize them to the point where they revert to their primal instincts, and are being driven purely by existential fear, and facts and truth no longer matter.

Once an official narrative reaches this point, it is unassailable by facts and reason. It no longer needs facts to justify it. It justifies itself with its own existence. Reason cannot penetrate it. Arguing with its adherents is pointless. They know it is irrational. They simply do not care.

We are reaching this point with the coronavirus narrative. It is possible that we have already reached it. Despite the fact that what we are dealing with is a virus that, yes, is clearly deadly to the old and those with medical conditions, but that is just as clearly not a deadly threat to the majority of the human species, people are cowering inside their homes as if the Zombie Apocalpyse had finally begun.

Many appear to believe that this virus is some sort of Alien-Terrorist Death Flu (or weaponized Virus of Mass Destruction) that will kill you the second you breathe it in.

This is not surprising at all, because, according to the official narrative, its destructive powers are nearly unlimited. Not only will it obliterate your lungs, and liquidate all your other major organs, and kill you with blood clots, and intestinal damage, now it causes “sudden strokes in young adults,” and possibly spontaneous prostate cancer, and God knows what other medical horrors!

According to all the “scientists” and “medical experts” (i.e., those that conform to the official narrative, not all the other scientists and medical experts), it is unlike any other virus that has ever existed in the history of viruses.

It certainly doesn’t follow the typical pattern of spreading extensively for a limited period, and then rapidly dying down on its own, regardless of what measures are taken to thwart it, as this Israeli study would seem to indicate.

Also, “we have no immunity against it,” which is why we all have to remain “locked down” like unruly inmates in a penitentiary until a vaccine can be concocted and forced onto every living person on earth.

Apparently, this mandatory wonder vaccine will magically render us immune to this virus against which we have no immunity (and are totally unable to develop immunity), which immunity will be certified on our mandatory “immunity papers,” which we will need to travel, get a job, send our kids to school, and, you know, to show the police when they stop us on the street because we look like maybe we might be “infected.”

Germany (where I live) is way out in front of this. According to the Süddeutsche Zeitung, the federal government plans to introduce a coronavirus “immunity card” as part of its “Infection Protection Law,” which will grant the authorities the power to round up anyone “suspected to be contagious” and force them into … uh … “quarantine,” and “forbid them from entering certain public places.”

The Malaysian authorities have dispensed with such niceties, and are arresting migrant workers and refugees in so-called “Covid-19 red zones” and marching them off to God knows where.

Oh, yeah, and I almost forgot … the germ and chemical warfare researchers at DARPA (i.e., the U.S. military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) have developed some new type of fancy blood test that will identify “asymptomatic carriers” (i.e., people who display no symptoms whatsoever).

So that will probably come in handy … especially if the “white supremacists,” “Red-Brown extremists,” and “conspiracy theorists” keep protesting the lockdown with their wives and kids!

And these are just the latest additions to a list of rather dystopian examples of the “brave new normal” official narrative that GloboCap is rolling out, right before our very eyes (which the OffGuardian editors have streamlined here and here, and which continues on Twitter). It’s all right there in black and white.

They aren’t hiding the totalitarianism … they don’t have to. Because people are begging for it. They are demanding to be “locked down” inside their homes, forced to wear masks, and stand two meters apart, for reasons that most of them no longer remember.

Plastic barriers are going up everywhere. Arrows on the floor show you which way to walk. Boxes show you where to stand. Paranoid Blockwarts are putting up signs threatening anyone not wearing a mask.

Hysterical little fascist creeps are reporting their neighbors to the police for letting their children play with other children. Millions of people are voluntarily downloading “contact tracing applications” so that governments and global corporations can monitor their every movement.

In Spain, they bleached an entire beach, killing everything, down to the insects, in order to protect the public from “infection.”

The Internet has become an Orwellian chorus of shrieking, sanctimonious voices bullying everyone into conformity with charts, graphs, and desperate guilt-trips, few of which have much connection to reality. Corporations and governments are censoring dissent. We’re approaching a level of manufactured mass hysteria and herd mentality that not even Goebbels could have imagined.

Meanwhile, they’re striking the mostly empty “field hospitals,” and the theatrical “hospital ship” is now gone, and despite their attempts to inflate the Covid-19 death count as much as humanly possible, the projected hundreds of millions of deaths have not materialized (not even close), and Sweden is fine, as is most of humanity, and … just like there were no WMDs, there is no Virus of Mass Destruction.

What there is, is a new official narrative, the brave new, paranoid, pathologized “normal.” Like the War on Terror, it’s a global narrative. A global, post-ideological narrative.

It’s just getting started, so it isn’t yet clear how totalitarian this show will get, but, given the nature of the pilot episode, I am kind of dreading the rest of the series.

CJ Hopkins is an award-winning American playwright, novelist and political satirist based in Berlin. His plays are published by Bloomsbury Publishing and Broadway Play Publishing, Inc. His dystopian novel, Zone 23, is published by Snoggsworthy, Swaine & Cormorant. Volume I of his Consent Factory Essays is published by Consent Factory Publishing, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Amalgamated Content, Inc. He can be reached at cjhopkins.com or consentfactory.org.

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Spear
Spear
May 10, 2020 9:05 PM

An amendmant to UK law on the 27th April 2020 means they can now force detainment, testing, quarantine and treatment to anyone suspected of being infected.

Carol
Carol
May 8, 2020 2:40 PM

I agree. This maybe explains why so many of us who tried to wake up people to the 9/11 hoax were unsuccessful. They couldn’t explain why Building 7 fell, but defended their right to believe the official narrative to the death.

OceanX
OceanX
May 9, 2020 12:20 PM
Reply to  Carol

Now, they have gone too far, this hysteria is a ‘cold shock’ to many and for the first time, they are asking wtf is going on? recently unemployed, they have plenty of time to start investigating. what they are discovering is making them question everything they ever learned. desperately trying to understand when all of this fakery began… for some it’s 9/11, others oklahoma city or jfk assassination. still yet others will say “no, no way before that, all the way back to 1913 when the federal reserve (neither federal or has reserves) was created during the xmas holiday by 3 senators and signed into law by the president… Further, the traitors have exposed themselves! So, if you are just coming to the realization, that something is NOT right and you are interested in knowing the 5Ws start with viewing everything as a crime scene: politics, financial ‘markets’, economy, trade, war etc. First ask cui bono? means, motive, opportunity and most importantly, FOLLOW THE MONEY! speaking of money, from where does money come? who controls the money? what is the difference between currency and money? we are only now just “scratching the surface…”

Allen
Allen
May 8, 2020 2:50 AM

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BuelahMan
BuelahMan
May 7, 2020 11:46 AM

Looks to me like you basically used the official narrative to explain the Nazis, then pondered about how we shouldn’t use the official narratives.

Huh?

Grifon
Grifon
May 6, 2020 11:21 PM

Brilliant CJ. The other day I went to a supermarket in Straya (Australia) and the cashier was sitting in something like Pope-mobil minus the wheels. I said to him: rabies? He didn’t get it so he looked at me in fluent Strayan, smiled and said nothing. On another note, I see smart people, those who you would expect to question the 6 o’clock news, smoking this as if it was top class Afghan. I therefore conclude that the right-wing commentators may be right when they say that the Left is (or more precisely, has become) totalitarian. The reason for this is the new religion. I call it Scientism. Science is the god, scientists are the high priests, and we the herd are illiterate peasants looking at their purple robes, their gold rings and manicured hands with a mixture of envy and pathetic admiration. Also, we become the inquisitors with ease once the unbelievers are identified. So, the thesis that Atheism is a faith is correct. What a world…

Melvin
Melvin
May 6, 2020 10:06 PM

“Disbelieving the official narrative means excommunication from “normality,” the loss of friends, income, status, and in many cases far worse punishments.” Aah, yes. Another way to phrase the same thing/or approach it from a different angle, is that adults have far more invested in the status quo, namely their confidence in their hard won sense of ease in the adult word. Their failure as adults is active, not just passive.

Young people, teenagers are much more flexible in their thinking and will entertain lines of reasoning their parents wouldn’t.

Melvin
Melvin
May 8, 2020 3:54 PM
Reply to  Melvin

Impossible things the sheeple believe before breakfast (or believe without evidence): that,

1. A large airplane hit the Pentagon on 9/11.
2. Another plane disappeared down that mineshaft at Shanksville.
3. That anyone died at Sandy Hook – a rare provable negative. No bodies at Parkland, Las Vegas, others either. Still others mix of real/fake victims – Boston, San Bernardino. Real victims, fake perp – Aurora. (Not 100% comfortable with details here, needs more research.)
4. Ridiculous takedown of fake bin Laden.
5. Openly ludicrous videos of ISIS (which Saudi Arabia says is the Israeli military) atrocities – including clean and starched uniforms, fake victims, re-sized perps/vics, green screens, etc.
6. That US Gen. Patton was killed in a car crash.
7. The 70 year ol greatest lie ever told.

More?

Gary Weglarz
Gary Weglarz
May 6, 2020 3:24 AM

Rather than “a boot on a human face forever,” the future appears more likely to be some form of “a microchip in a human body forever” – linked to AI of course – and thus to the digital “account” you’ll need to access to feed yourself and pay your bills.

What is most amazing and disheartening is that many will line up quite voluntarily to become in effect – “digital slaves” – ready and willing to take the next untested “vaccine” simply in order to survive while not drawing attention to themselves. You can’t make this stuff up.

Ken Kenn
Ken Kenn
May 5, 2020 10:40 PM

This is not a great virus.

We have had four months plus of it travelling around the world.

In a world of 7 bn plus people it has hardly touched the sides.

I am not being flippant – it (compared to Spanish Flu) – appears to be piss poor.

My view is and still is : that it is not what it is – it’s where it is.

Milan- Madrid – New York – London – Paris – just look at the names.

This is not Lagos – Islamabad – Kabul _ Yemen etc etc.

Hence the panic and to be fair an understandable panic.

This is ” new ” i.e. new to the West.

You do not get many tube trains in Afghanistan just like you don’t get ski-iers in Lagos so hopefully the poorer people may survive this virus due to the well off never visting thier region or country.

I hope.

The solution:

This will not be ( and is not the only type ) of virus to visit the world and many more will follow so the world need to prepare for future viri

Not just in the relatively pampered West but across the globe.

Part of that solution may be medical but the solution is social and economic.

The people of the world need to have enough to eat – be housed – watered and medically looked after.

Meaning we need to end not just financial poverty ( the means to buy xy and z) but to make it a right across the world to attain and keep these things as almost sacred.

Whether this is a chance of a ‘Re- set’ of Society is up in the air, but any rational human being would say in all honesty – what we had didn’t work and we need a new set up.

That is what is up for grabs.

A New World Order – but Our World order – not ‘ Theirs ‘

Waldorf
Waldorf
May 8, 2020 10:45 AM
Reply to  Ken Kenn

Even if the deaths are under-counted in some places, the Black Death it ain’t and it is also nowhere near the 1918 pandemic, for which the estimates of death are all over the place anyway.

George Mc
George Mc
May 5, 2020 10:22 PM

Here’s an example of the virus selling that’s unavoidable everywhere:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bea4jCAkXsI

Well doesn’t that make your heart swell? The virus made us all better. Made us realise how much we meant to each other. And it’s presented as if from some fabulous future Utopia where the world is clean, and everyone is dancing around in a new Eden. (But note how the comments are turned off!)

George Mc
George Mc
May 5, 2020 10:59 PM
Reply to  George Mc

And it seems to me that there is a kind of double selling of the virus: on the one hand, the horror show but on the other, this triumphalist, glib and, above all, EASY anti-capitalism. It’s the Green show, Woodstock 2020, and we’re going “back to the garden”.

George Mc
George Mc
May 5, 2020 9:55 PM

OK it took me a while to figure out what was bugging me over the debate between (some of) the Left and the sceptics re: the virus. My recent scrape on Craig Murray cleared my head a bit. So here goes:

Not too long ago I got into an argument with Philip Roddis when he said on his blog that the sceptical view of the virus was something put out by “libertarians”. That angered me because it seemed to me that Philip was minimising the scepticism by attributing it to one particular view. I handled the argument badly but we smoothed it out. And yet – the basic problem remains because I keep seeing this emphasis on “libertarian” thinking in relation to the scepticism.

I am not a “libertarian” but that isn’t the point. It seems to me that to limit the scepticism to this creed – or indeed any creed – is to engage in a logical error. Everyone has political prejudices and these prejudices influence what we want to believe. But what we WANT to believe is, or should be, irrelevant. The question is: what DO you believe? These ones on the Left who engage in this logical error seem to be saying, “I want to see your ideological allegiance before we even begin.” And after that, your ideological allegiance is everything. Which negates any investigation.

Now it could be that, by some chance, the sceptical view is held only by libertarians (although my own case disproves that). It could be that the sceptical view is held by fascists, by Daily Mail readers, by Kylie Minogue fans or whatever. This notion that your political opinion or prejudices are the whole issue is wrong and is clearly intended as a smear or guilt by association. And it’s a smear that is being used by e.g. those wanting to discredit doctors Dan Erickson and Artin Massihi. Indeed, the guilt-by-association with them is shamelessly obvious.

The aim of the smearing is to imply that those suspicious of the virus are somehow pro-capitalist. But even if that were true, it would be irrelevant. Is the virus as deadly as has been emphasised by the media OR is it not? I would say that, given the evidence and statistics we have seen, we have no reason for believing the media’s conclusions and coverage on this issue. And that is the basic case which Off-G has been rightly making.

Mike Ellwood
Mike Ellwood
May 6, 2020 12:15 AM
Reply to  George Mc

Some people think that being a libertarian implies right-wing political views, but that would be mistaken.

You can do a test here:

https://www.politicalcompass.org/test/en

I tested well into the left-libertarian camp (as expected).

Harriet
Harriet
May 7, 2020 9:49 PM
Reply to  George Mc

“The aim of the smearing is to imply that those suspicious of the virus are somehow pro-capitalist.”

I agree with most of your comments. Another way of saying it is that skepticism regarding the corona narrative is imputed to proceed from a particular political persuasion rather than to be independent of any political or philosophical persuasion. I would replace “pro-capitalist” (above) with “Trump supporter.” I see this as a variant of TDS. If Trump says, “hey, let’s try hydrochloroquine” or what ever it is called, then anyone else who suggests the same thing is written off as a Trump supporter—and so is the treatment! No science there.

Today an intelligent woman of my acquaintance said, quote: ” Well, would you rather sacrifice your grandmother?” when I suggested that the response to SARS-CoV-2 was the wrong one and an overreaction. This comment leaves me speechless. This person also declared herself very happy to download an app that tells her that she has come in contact with someone who is infected and quarantine herself for 14 days. When I pointed out that this is looking to turn into surveillance and forced quarantine (“with dignity,” as it was Orwellianly described, she was *adamant* that that was fake news/disinformation, etc. IN other words, I’m a chump falling for and disseminating conspiracy theories. She would not believe that Gavin Newsome has been discussing the creation of a contact tracer corps, and that Massachusetts is doing the same thing. I know this. I have seen the video put together by James Corbett. Yet the indoctrinated are so sure of themselves that they do not shy away from dismissing someone they know to be intelligent as not understanding anything and sucking up fake news. This friend actually interrupted me to say, “No no no, you don’t understand, my sister lives in California, it is only voluntary” AFTER I had told her I had watched a video and had quoted statements made on the video by Clinton, Newsome, and some dame in Mass. talking to Chelsea Clinton about creating “cadres” of contact tracers. IOW the need to believe the official narrative is so . . . introjected is the word, I think, that it actually results in active sidelining of other information and of those who convey it. It is bloody insulting, among other things, to be treated like a chump and an ignoramus by these “enforcers” when one actually knows a hell of lot more than they do. For example, I speak German and hence can understand the interviews and publications of, say, Dr. Hendrik Streeck. But that counts for nothing with the know-it-alls. In fact, I would have to say that part of the Covid19 fallout is that so many heretofore quite intelligent people have been transformed into obnoxious, ignorant, sanctimonious know-it-alls.

RobG
RobG
May 5, 2020 9:52 PM

Craig Murray banned me not once, but twice from his board. I have no problem with that (it’s his board, after all). But if you look at Murray’s comment section now it’s like a GCHG playground, with all the usual psychos, nutters and loons that you get in the security services.

This should be a total embarrassment to Murray.

But it’s not.

George Mc
George Mc
May 5, 2020 10:30 PM
Reply to  RobG

It’s a weird site for comments. The two attitudes towards the virus are present but neither side seems to be paying attention to the other. Reading through them is like listening to the thoughts of a schizophrenic. After making a comment which was ignored I figured I’d had enough. Although I was petty enough to put in one last snark – which is also, no doubt, being ignored.

Incidentally, CM was so fed up with people hijacking every thread with the topic of 9/11 (see what I did there?) that he put up a special thread specifically for 9/11. It very quickly assumed gargantuan proportions. But it was sunk by one of his most vicious trolls.

Steer clear at all costs.

JudyJ
JudyJ
May 5, 2020 11:21 PM
Reply to  George Mc

Interesting, George, what you say in your first para. I used to comment on CM’s site from time to time (using a different username) but what I used to find frustrating was that it seemed to be largely a forum for self-opinionated individuals who just liked the sound of their own voice (metaphorically speaking) and couldn’t be bothered to read anyone else’s comments. There was extremely little continuity in the discussion threads and the complete disinterest in pertinent and illuminating comments (not generally mine 😉 ) was very apparent. As someone who gets as much out of BTL comments as out of the articles they relate to, I found this very tedious and frustrating so I too gave up bothering with it.

Conversely, and very much to its credit, OFFG BTL is completely different.

George Mc
George Mc
May 6, 2020 9:21 AM
Reply to  JudyJ

Yes I agree. (And I too generally tend to like the BTL comments as much as – if not more than – the main article. Indeed, I’m afraid to admit I sometimes just glance over the article to get to the comments!)

But CM’s site is depressing. It’s one of those places where I always go and expect illuminating chat but it’s surprisingly empty. Sometimes I even find the commenters I agree with the most frustrating because I think, “Yes that’s right. But why are you here? Haven’t you figured out that this site is effectively just a wailing wall?”

And then there’s the matter of the trolls, some of whom are extremely subtle and seem to play a kind of good cop/bad cop routine i.e. they can pretend to agree with you to lead you on and then “stab you in the back” later. The strangest thing is that many of the decent commenters are perfectly aware of these trolls, call them out for what they are ….and then end up chatting amicably to them again! Sometimes I think the entire CM site is a psyop!

Harriet
Harriet
May 7, 2020 9:52 PM
Reply to  JudyJ

What is BTL?

Mrs Gardener
Mrs Gardener
May 8, 2020 5:25 PM
Reply to  Harriet

Below the line, ie the comments section, if you are lucky enough to have one.

Harriet
Harriet
May 7, 2020 9:51 PM
Reply to  George Mc

I haven’t been following Murray’s blog for a while, but I want to put in a positive word for Murray. He has stuck his neck out for Julian Assange (and Alex Salmond) and that is enough for me.

breweriana
breweriana
May 6, 2020 3:07 PM
Reply to  RobG

Waste of time. Why bother with the sheepdog CM and his gang of goons.

All the dissenters just have their comments blocked, or they get banned when the goons get stumped.

CM just wants sycophantic supporters to make it appear he has a valid cause.
He does not.

pàul_m
pàul_m
May 5, 2020 9:41 PM

Thanks CJ.if they still sell schultheiss in berlin i’ll gladly buy you an afternoons worth if i ever make it back.and thanks robg for thebeach boys track,a favourite from long ago.

ame
ame
May 5, 2020 9:35 PM

fantastic article CJ

2 days back Boris Johnson names baby son after the NHS doctors who saved his life

U>K guardian today
Matt Hanock had “accelerated” the dismantling of state healthcare and that the duty to keep the public safe was being “outsourced” to the private sector.
In recent weeks, ministers have used special powers to bypass normal tendering and award a string of contracts to private companies and management consultants without open competition.
Deloitte, KPMG, Serco, Sodexo, Mitie, Boots and the US data mining group Palantir have secured taxpayer-funded commissions to manage Covid-19

Save the nhs save lives clap like seals

it did not surprise me DID it you ? with the rise of the prefects, dangerous do goers
calling the police saying she / he went out ,theses Collaborators wouldn’t think twice about having you lock ed up for your own good until when ever.

“You’ll just have to learn to live with it”. 
Better to be safe than sorry
if you got nothing to hide, then you got nothing to worry about.

bring on the Cambridge analytic NHS contact tracing app launched today

I believe a large percentages of them are gonna see the benefit in siding with the governments and siding with the intelligence agencies and siding with the large corporations in order to defeat a threat coming from China.” or what ever, including the ‘virus’

fake dualism between China and US – with China as an external threat. The truth is that there is a very clear well documented global alliance, which transcends borders – including that of the West (capitalists – UK-US-AUS-CAN-EU+OTHERS) and the East (RUSSIA-CHINA-OTHERS). America and China are collaborating on all sorts of Space-Tech-AI projects

anyone selling you the China Russia threat , Those pushing this are not masters in the game usually there owned and pushing the lies of the puppet ‘masters and paid well for it
crashing the economy and losing jobs doesn’t apply when your funded on patreon and have anything from 2-10k+ per month from anonymous donations which theses pretend independent You tubers funded ex conspiracy theorists turned political endorsers have become.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/may/04/uk-government-using-crisis-to-transfer-nhs-duties-to-private-sector

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
May 5, 2020 10:58 PM
Reply to  ame

Disaster capitalism. What did anyone expect? Another of the fruits of Brexit.

Arsebiscuits
Arsebiscuits
May 5, 2020 11:21 PM
Reply to  ame

2 days back Boris Johnson names baby son after the NHS doctors who saved his life

Did he name the child TikTok??

Mike Ellwood
Mike Ellwood
May 5, 2020 8:54 PM

This has been reported in all the comics, but I chose this one as it has the trashiest headline 🙂

https://metro.co.uk/2020/05/05/government-coronavirus-scientist-resigns-meeting-married-lover-lockdown-12659413/

Advisor known as ‘Professor Lockdown’ resigns after breaking rules to meet married lover

A government coronavirus scientist has resigned from his position after breaking social-distancing rules to meet his married lover. Professor Neil Ferguson allowed Antonia Staats, 38, to visit his home at least twice during lockdown, despite living elsewhere in London with her husband and children. Nicknamed ‘Professor Lockdown’, he had previously been credited with prompting Boris Johnson to impose social-distancing restrictions across the UK in March. Research from the epidemiologist and his team at Imperial College London showed that 500,000 people could die if the Prime Minister didn’t act. Professor Ferguson told The Telegraph that he had made an ‘error of judgement’ and taken the ‘wrong course of action’ in choosing to see Ms Staats amid lockdown. He confirmed that he has now stepped back from Sage, the government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies.

Perhaps he should have just taken cold showers.

BoBo
BoBo
May 6, 2020 12:16 AM
Reply to  Mike Ellwood

This is rich.

Deliciously so.

Again, it shows what the ‘ruling’ class think about the Quarantine; absolute and utter Cr*p.

Just like the Chief Medical Officer in Scotland who went to her second home and the MP who drove miles to take food to his elderly grandparents (when Sainsbury’s said they will do it) and now this ( am sure there are so many others from the upper echelons of society).

One rule for ‘them’ and another for ‘us’.

However, the Sheep of the ‘us’ group will ignore this and willingly report others for walking more than once a day, shopping more than once a day and all other nonsense.

Though, I do believe that Mass Media needs to take a lot of responsibility for this as they are feeding the mass population news laced with ‘lies, mis-truths and complete distortions of reality’.

Stoking the fear and the irrational fear of the Sheeplike masses.

In the documentary Series ‘Why We Hate’; it showed that something similar happened during the Rwandan Genocide.

The Media stoked to the fire to insight one group of people to do horrid horrid things to another group of people.

In the documentary it showed a person who was Radio Broadcaster at the time, serving a sentence due to war crimes.

The presenter told the dominant group lies, half lies and more lies and then issued blatant commands to kill, in which ‘everyday people’ went out and slaughtered their neighbors and friends because they were of another grouping.

It was sad and tragic situation and that is whats happening now.

It may not be to the same extreme, but it is happening.

While the media may not be giving direct commands to the sheep to report others for violations (yet), the articles and adverts about staying at home are doing a good job of getting across what they are ‘not’ saying.

Sensational headlines with no real information, Stay Home adverts with dark colours and fonts the type I have not seen since the AIDS adverts of the 1980’s.

The mass media sidesteps the facts that the Airports are open and flying in people from countries with no quarantine and / or testing to disperse into the population.

They also sidestep the fact that ‘Professor’ Ferguson’s model is coming under severe fire from all quarters (statisticians of various disciplines outside of medicine , Professors, Doctors, researchers etc) and it’s very likely that it would not stand up to peer review (if it were to be released that is).

It’s not reported that the opponents to ‘Professor’ Ferguson’s model do not only just ‘talk’ , they have displayed evidence to the contrary and have been open about it being subject to Peer Review.

They are also opon about what they have done; as well as why ‘Professor’ Ferguson is wrong and have given examples.

Instead the Mass Media slaughter anyone (academic or otherwise) who dares to think differently (e.g. from Sweeden to other researchers and commentators) with opposing views to Professor Ferguson while blatantly ignoring the issues with his study.

All we have gotten from the ‘Lock Them All Up Forever’ Team, are sound bites of ‘flattening the curve’ and ‘Professor’ Ferguson’s comment of something to the effect that people who believe that Covid -19 isn’t just as dangerous (or more) than the flu then they are ‘off their rocker’.

And that, my dear friends, is why they ‘Rulers’ are doing exactly what they want, while the rest of us are subjected to Marshall Law, they obviously and blatantly do not believe their Cr*p that they are peddling (Especially the person who started this all – I do wonder how this will affect his academic standing…).

I mean, after all, why should they?

It’s not like any of these ‘save us from the infection laws’; are based on any ‘real‘ scientific evidence is it?

Moneycircus
Moneycircus
May 6, 2020 4:38 AM
Reply to  BoBo

Climate Gate mark II

Jorge Perez
Jorge Perez
May 7, 2020 2:42 PM
Reply to  BoBo

Ferguson received 79 Million from Bill Gates in 2020 alone.

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
May 6, 2020 9:45 AM
Reply to  Mike Ellwood

Alternating hot and cold showers strengthens the innate immune system.

Waldorf
Waldorf
May 8, 2020 11:08 AM

Why not just cold showers! Hypothermia, I defy thee!

Harriet Jaine
Harriet Jaine
May 5, 2020 8:49 PM

This is a brilliant piece of writing which encapsulates so much of what is terrifying and urgent about our response to this crisis. Thank you so much. It is such a relief to know we’re not alone in our thinking.

RobG
RobG
May 5, 2020 9:27 PM
Reply to  Harriet Jaine

You are not alone. There are zillions of us out there.

The internet is infected – virus-like – with an army of trolls. Paid for by governments and corporations.

John Ervin
John Ervin
May 5, 2020 11:56 PM
Reply to  RobG

Paid for?!

The governments will all soon enough have AI trolls and commentators, just by sampling our thought, and then staff comment threads with disembodied replicants flaming all us truth-tellers. All free of cost!

Wait, what, they already DO?!

(tee hee)

Anyway, I’ve scrutinized their schtick for years enough that I can avow there are all kinds of homeless trolls (i.e. their natural state, under bridges) and informants, disinformants, and plants, double agents, who are working just for a few “happy hours” and a looming pot of gold at the end of a (mind~controlled) rainbow. And that’s just at my YMCAs in the morning hours! Not making this up….

They have been extorted into working for FREE. Apparently. I really don’t know the whole hierarchy, just that they’re everywhere.

That’s how that Mob cuts all kinds of overhead. Modeled on the classic Yank of a Ponzi Scheme! (And many foreigners, I know a Brit and German from Hitler’s days, a Turkish cab driver who told me innocently that he was being trained over here working for NATO, an Aussie lawyer, homeless in his van, an Armenian jackal, a dangerous stage magician, the list is lengthy. The Company loves and lives to get a smorgasbord of immigrants in their stingy employ!)
__________

“Man wouldn’t pay you if he didn’t have to!” ~~Chris Rock

Christine
Christine
May 5, 2020 9:52 PM
Reply to  Harriet Jaine

I’m with you on this. There are a handful of people I dare mention my stance to, the rest is clearly under complete control of the narrative, often highly intelligent people. Quite heart breaking and yes, great to know we’re not alone!

Arsebiscuits
Arsebiscuits
May 5, 2020 11:25 PM
Reply to  Christine

I’ve started to not give a fuck.
When in public I do speak loudly with my partner how ridiculous this is and make sure others hear.
Everyone has gone so quiet in public its more of an affect being laughy and jokey and say some simple facts..

Mrs Gardener
Mrs Gardener
May 8, 2020 7:07 PM
Reply to  Arsebiscuits

I passed a women today sat on an outdoor table of what used to be a lovely cafe.

She had loads of face masks spread out on the table. All pretty and flowery, just perfect ladies who shop.

As I cycled past I said to hubbie in a loud cycling voice, OMG how sad is that, and laughed my head off. Unfortunately she wasnt there on the way back otherwise I would have said it’s still a muzzle them flowery and pretty doesn’t change it.

I also noticed on the cycle path that the number of covid signs were significantly less than normal. Maybe someone is going along and ripping them off.

Stu
Stu
May 8, 2020 1:55 PM
Reply to  Harriet Jaine

Couldn’t agree more with this article, and as others have said, its very comforting to see this type of clear headed, rational thinking written down somewhere and so many other like-minded people contributing too.

Discovering Off Guardian has a been a real positive for me over the last few weeks.

RobG
RobG
May 5, 2020 7:41 PM

Another good piece CJ, that I can’t really add anything to.

I’d buy you a beer in Berlin, that is if the French government hadn’t just extended the lockdown by another two months, to the end of July (all borders closed). Strange, isn’t it, how France, which has had the strongest civil unrest against neoliberalism over the last four years, is enforcing the strictest lockdown.

So, instead of a beer, this one’s for you, and me, and everyone else who realises what a load of bullshit the Frankenstein flu is…

Emily Durron
Emily Durron
May 5, 2020 7:28 PM

Outstanding, brilliant writing. Thank you CJ and OffG.

Gwyn
Gwyn
May 5, 2020 6:35 PM

It’ll be interesting to see the reactions of customers in my local supermarket when I start wearing a gimp mask (mouth-zip padlocked, of course. Safety first in these times of coronavirus!) while I do my shopping.

I predict that the disapproving looks which I’ve hitherto received for such transgressions as walking against the flow of the little markings on the floor (gasp!) will be somewhat intensified.

Cheezilla
Cheezilla
May 5, 2020 8:45 PM
Reply to  Gwyn

Have fun!

RobG
RobG
May 5, 2020 10:02 PM
Reply to  Gwyn

I’m going to wrap myself, naked, in cellophane and breath through a straw.

Although I’m not sure how that can beat your zip padlocked gimp mask.

Gwyn
Gwyn
May 6, 2020 6:03 PM
Reply to  RobG

Whether it beats my effort or not, the world needs to see it, Rob.

kevin morris
kevin morris
May 5, 2020 6:13 PM

Yes, it’s amazing what panic does to people, be they leaders or led. As the late great Frank Zappa said, ‘They say the most plentiful element in the universe is hydrogen, but I know they’re wrong. The most plentiful thing in the universe is stupidity.’

I agree, and it seems nobody is spared be they leaders or led, left or right.

Arsebiscuits
Arsebiscuits
May 5, 2020 8:44 PM
Reply to  kevin morris

Frank Zappa was a piece of shit.

kevin morris
kevin morris
May 5, 2020 8:56 PM
Reply to  Arsebiscuits

so is your moniker!

John Ervin
John Ervin
May 6, 2020 12:12 AM
Reply to  kevin morris

Literally! 😅

Butties
Butties
May 5, 2020 5:27 PM
sam
sam
May 5, 2020 5:26 PM

Here’s a graph showing lockdown countries have more deaths than non-locked down (if you believe the official numbers)
https://www.ukcolumn.org/article/who-controls-british-government-response-covid19-part-one

sally
sally
May 5, 2020 6:39 PM
Reply to  sam

The graph seems to imply that the US anglo sphere are the victims of this hoax, wih makes sense. But that is a far-right brexit site, so I can’t trust the graph, until checked.

wardropper
wardropper
May 5, 2020 7:48 PM
Reply to  sally

Sally, that most certainly is NOT a far-right anything. Far-right means fascist, and UKColumn clearly opposes fascism. Far-right is where this hoax, admitted as such by your good self, is headed. George Orwell’s 1984 was about a nightmarish far-right society, and even Communism – traditionally extremist left-wing, is, in practice, also far-right: Total control of the population by official regulation.
For comparison, it is actually practically impossible to find anything remotely left-wing in our modern world. The Labour Party, for example, has systematically, and successfully, removed all remaining elements of its former left wing. It is now Conservative Party Plan B, and now the general working population of the UK is actually unrepresented.

Mike Ellwood
Mike Ellwood
May 5, 2020 7:56 PM
Reply to  wardropper

If Blairism was Tory Lite, perhaps Starmerism is Tory Lite Lite.

John Smith
John Smith
May 5, 2020 8:30 PM
Reply to  Mike Ellwood

Same old Tory shite though .

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
May 5, 2020 11:04 PM
Reply to  Mike Ellwood

Keir ‘I’m a Zionist-pat me on the head’ Starmerism is Sabbat Goyism on steroids.

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
May 5, 2020 11:03 PM
Reply to  wardropper

Yeah-I prefer ‘liberal democracy’ ie total control of the population by the rich owners of society.

jack(jim)
jack(jim)
May 5, 2020 11:45 PM
Reply to  wardropper

The site looks like Steve Bannons wet dream, anti-EU and pro-Brexit and pushing the phantom of a ‘globalist conspiracy’, an echo of the far rights ‘International Jewish conspiracy’ of the 30’s.
My guess is it’s yet another, of many many, ……….US agent sites pushing pro-US far right movements, dressed up as ‘open’. The information may be correct but the conclusions just serve US interests.

Mrs Gardener
Mrs Gardener
May 8, 2020 7:11 PM
Reply to  jack(jim)

It was set up years ago by a local community to combat common purpose and grown since then.

breweriana
breweriana
May 6, 2020 3:21 PM
Reply to  wardropper

Anagram for
P.M. TONY BLAIR
is:
I’M TORY PLAN B

Daniel Spaniel
Daniel Spaniel
May 6, 2020 6:18 PM
Reply to  breweriana

A little more word game light relief: “Con or a virus”.

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
May 5, 2020 11:02 PM
Reply to  sally

Well this chimaeric virus was probably created in the Anglosphere, as a weapon against China and a casus belli, so that’s no surprise.

John Ervin
John Ervin
May 6, 2020 12:19 AM

Hey, don’t limit so the Magic Virus.

It is all of time’s most Versatile Virus.

It can be weaponized to seamlessly fit into any oligarchichal need any one of them can conjure!

Our era’s Magic Bullet.

A One Stop Prop.

And, a One Prop Op.

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
May 6, 2020 9:47 AM
Reply to  John Ervin

I like the way it decided to strike China, then Iran of all places. Is it a Ziovirus, perhaps.

kevin morris
kevin morris
May 6, 2020 11:36 PM

One day the penny will drop and you will realise that just as the Zionists stole Palestine from the Palestinians and settled the land, mostly with Europeans who are not semitic so the Han Chinese have colonised Eastern Turkestan and Tibet and have made Uighurs and Tibetans minorities in their own lands. In Tibet it is impossible to receive an education in Tibetan a language that was for centuries the lingua franca of Central Asia. And just as the Zionists lie and cheat so do the Chinese, using their financial influence and their fifty cent army to subvert dialogue amongst the left on the CCP’s barbaric nature.

Have you heard the latest about African workers in China thrown out of their homes and in several cases beaten by Chinese gangs who accuse them of having caused Covid19? At last, African nations, long in the pocket of the CCP are starting to speak out about China’s racist treatment of Africans.

I’m happy to speak out about Zionism’s depravity and will happily shout that it is not antisemitic to oppose Zionism. But nor is Sinophobic to call out the racist and colonialist nature of the CCP.

paul
paul
May 7, 2020 11:09 PM
Reply to  kevin morris

Just tick all the boxes of the China smear programme and qualify for the extra sausage at Christmas.

kevin morris
kevin morris
May 8, 2020 12:25 PM
Reply to  paul

Well then, why not join the CCP’s fifty cent army? You can lie to your heart’s content about the benefits the CCP has brought to the world and earn good money doing so. You could start with China’s Covid 19 figures that everyone knows have been made up.

Of course, you will have to ignore the racist and colonialist nature of the CCP, the lunacies of centralised planning such as rerouting rivers that arise in Tibet in order to try and reverse desertification elsewhere caused by collective farming, increased flooding in Bangladesh caused by Tibetan deforestation, although the CCP preferred to blame nomads who had led an ecologically successful way of life for millennia until the Party forced them into breeze block shanties complete with heavy police presence.

As a committed Sinophile and former Maoist who wanted to believe Edgar Snow’s portrait of enlightened Communism, I came to despair of the insanity and suffering that has resulted from over seventy years of Communist rule in China. It is likely that eventually, you will too, for even the most rigid leftists usually get the message eventually.

sam
sam
May 6, 2020 12:17 AM
Reply to  sally

just look at the figures on worldometer and you’ll see

sally
sally
May 5, 2020 5:20 PM

I have just taken a rather lovey walk through the streets of central Paris and life is returning to normal, the shops are open or preparing to open, families with kids play in the streets and building work has started again. The sinister depression has lifted, there is light at the end of the tunnel and it is very pleasant, human and calm. And I just found out my gym contract is extended by the length of the lockdown!

Atlantic Realm
Atlantic Realm
May 5, 2020 5:29 PM
Reply to  sally

Sounds bracing! But I rather suspect that damage has been done as will become evident in the coming months. Here in the US, 40% of small businesses may close permanently over the next 6 months. 110,000 restaurants expected to close permanently. Hospitals are empty and many will be shut down. Half of department stores may close permanently. I’m afraid I could go on …

sally
sally
May 5, 2020 6:33 PM
Reply to  Atlantic Realm

Yes, that is depressing, The US needed to fund their small businesses and let the big corporations fend for themselves, as they have the resources, but they did the opposite. They knew money would not get to small business. My gym extended the contract for me, I assume because government helped them out, which is how it should be.

hope
hope
May 5, 2020 5:57 PM
Reply to  sally

Glad its like that where you are. It certainly isnt in other parts of the Paris region. Everyone going round with masks, or even worse than masks. Goodness knows people should reconvert into bank robbers. Its so dreary that going out is worse than staying in. Its amazing people dont realize what they’ve become and that even couple of months ago if they were wondering round like this they’d be taken to an asylum.

antitermite
antitermite
May 5, 2020 4:37 PM

As the Covid-19 Pandemic settles into our New Normal, we enter an “Age of Peace & Prosperity”, prosperous for those whose capitals have gained from the crisis that is.
This will last all of a couple of years until the next ugly rears its head, rhinovirus ROV-22, which has crossed continental & phyla boundaries from black rhino to sea cucumber to North Korean red ginseng, with Patient Zero determined to be a snorter of powdered rhino horn sold in a Chinese “dry market”.
Unlike COV-19, ROV-22 turns out to be actually quite deadly, resulting in Ebola-like haemorrhaging in those susceptible, but only mild sniffles for the rest of the world.
It soon becomes dubbed “Catch-22” by the alt-media, since the only people who succumb to it had all been inoculated against the ravages of Covid-19…

George Mc
George Mc
May 5, 2020 4:37 PM

I’m afraid I was provoked by one of the idiots on the Craig Murray blog. It’s one thing to believe the virus prattle. It’s quite something else to be told that scepticism of the pandemic is somehow part of the corporate mainstream – and apparently even instigated by Margaret Thatcher! Indeed, it appears that Tony Blair and New Labour are no longer Thatcher’s greatest achievement. Her greatest achievement is scepticism of the pandemic! These people really think that this lockdown is going to herald the revolution! Who would have thought that, by smoothing the way to putting everyone on house arrest, the mainstream media would act to bring down capitalism!

Russ
Russ
May 5, 2020 5:16 PM
Reply to  George Mc

These people really think that this lockdown is going to herald the revolution!

Those people are really bizarre. Most of the ones I’ve encountered are tankies.

There are few things that require lots of close face-to-face contact and close physical gathering than grassroots political organizing, not to mention protest actions. It should go without saying that no dissenting politics are possible at all as long as people are obedient to lockdown strictures. Yet these covid-utopians are all police-state lockdownists.

S Cooper
S Cooper
May 5, 2020 5:28 PM
Reply to  George Mc

In the US examples of that can be seen at SEP, PSL and Workers World. They are in with the mass hysteria panic frenzy and prison lockdown. Apparently Trotsky was a corporate fascist eugenicist. Surprising how people one thought one knew one did not know. But enough of that.

Moneycircus
Moneycircus
May 5, 2020 5:42 PM
Reply to  George Mc

We are beyond vanilla ignorance. For some time now seemingly educated people have felt free to invent and make up whatever they want to believe.

snuffleupagus
snuffleupagus
May 5, 2020 8:18 PM
Reply to  Moneycircus

that boat already sailed quite some time ago.

Igor
Igor
May 5, 2020 10:40 PM
Reply to  snuffleupagus

When the second tower collapsed into its footprint, same as the first tower, that was the moment that I knew what was happening was wrong, but not in the way of the official narrative.

I stopped watching the live feed immediately, and did not watch any of the follow up news, thus did not learn of WTC7’s immaculate collapse until later.

I felt totally alone for more than a year, until other questioning voices could get through the internet filters.

No way I am going to trust them about this current crap show or anything else.

Reg
Reg
May 6, 2020 12:02 PM
Reply to  snuffleupagus

81 columns. 2.5 seconds.

And the C19 death count is the Building 7 of this latest scam.

breweriana
breweriana
May 5, 2020 6:07 PM
Reply to  George Mc

I’m surprised you even bother with the sheepdog CM and his gang of goons.
I gave it up a long time ago, and never went back.

George Mc
George Mc
May 5, 2020 6:59 PM
Reply to  George Mc

Well whaddaya know? My entry into the CM battlefield was totally ignored. I have come to the suspicion that it is counterproductive to post there. Indeed, perhaps the ones there who share my point of view are the worst offenders i.e. why do they bother posting there at all? All they do is feed the trolls and that site has a whole nest of nasty manipulators.

Steve Hayes
Steve Hayes
May 5, 2020 4:35 PM

When I go out the people I see are overwhelmingly the old and middle aged, very few young adults and almost no children.

John Ervin
John Ervin
May 5, 2020 9:02 PM
Reply to  Steve Hayes

Interesting, that’s not what we see here in Costa Mesa, California. Masks are by ordinance, but not enforced. I just got scolded by a little youngster checking me out at the register, very arch and officious, as if her mask and plexiglas shield wasn’t enough between us? “Sir, you need to be wearing a mask.” She just reveled way too much in the scolding, so I calmly let her have it, how the science suggests the opposite. Then, plaintively, “I’m just following rules.” No, you’re not, you’re pulling punches, you’re my granddaughters age and you just scolded me in a tone like I’m being a bad spaniel. Treat customers with more respect than all that. A thousand people in India have died out of 1 billion. And THEY don’t wear masks. Not in slums.”

At least she finally began to look a little chastened. I added “sheeple!” out the exit.

Why not lead partitions? Our bomb shelter in the sixties had those. They said only cockroaches would survive nuclear winter.

And maybe the Magic Virus?!

deda Stanko
deda Stanko
May 5, 2020 4:29 PM

Good analysis Mr Hopkins
It’s clear as day Covid-19 has in a matter of weeks mutated around the world into Covid-1984

John Ervin
John Ervin
May 5, 2020 9:05 PM
Reply to  deda Stanko

Covid-19(84). Sweet. I will infringe your ©®™

That was a coinage waiting to happen.

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
May 6, 2020 9:48 AM
Reply to  John Ervin

Perhaps she just phaged his spike protein.

Mrs Gardener
Mrs Gardener
May 8, 2020 7:20 PM
Reply to  John Ervin

Oh that is wonderful. I am getting t-shirt writing pens, and starting to do some of these. There are so many. I did my world fear tour one, with all the years and fake events on the back which is great for discussing with the fear mongerers.

Gary Weglarz
Gary Weglarz
May 5, 2020 4:15 PM

I’m not sure about the whole “herd immunity” thing, but I’m pleased to announce that we in America have clearly reached “herd idiocy” by any and all meaningful measures. “USA! USA! UAS! 🙂

Alan Tench
Alan Tench
May 5, 2020 4:16 PM
Reply to  Gary Weglarz

Herd immunity? Shouldn’t that be flock immunity?

wardropper
wardropper
May 5, 2020 7:56 PM
Reply to  Alan Tench

Horde immunity…

John Ervin
John Ervin
May 5, 2020 9:14 PM
Reply to  Gary Weglarz

Geez, “herd idiocy” happened here when Reagan was re-elected. They called it “Morning in America”.

Which happened in….1984.

Come to think of it.

(Actually, it happened way before, but that was the November day it reached critical mass. This now is just one of the very last dominoes to fall.)

They made a film about it in 2005, some have told me it’s a documentary: “IDIOCRACY”.

Judging by the latest episodes, you’ll have to agree.

John Ervin
John Ervin
May 5, 2020 10:44 PM
Reply to  Gary Weglarz

I posted several replies here, and don’t see any of them. Did they vanish down the spam hole?

I only point to that mysterious hole because the posts made me laugh, and I may need all I can get, even counting all the great covid comedy already on this thread today.

More, more! We just might make it.

Moneycircus
Moneycircus
May 5, 2020 4:11 PM

Have you noticed how people stick to the Covid-Gates narrative they way they stick to the Windows-Gates Operating Hell… it’s Stockholm syndrome… and Bill Gates understands the prisoner’s psychology very well. It’s how he made his money, after all.
Microsoft was never about the operating system so much as the licensing business. All the effort went into collecting the rent. The threatening, unpleasant corporate demeanor was central to making people pay up. Along with the threat to send the boys round.
The gruesome user experience only made people more keen to buy the next version of Windows. As they were paying the rent anyway, all they could do was to try their luck switching rooms in the Hotel Microsoft, hoping to get a quieter room, a better night’s sleep and maybe a view. It was your fault, after all, that you lost your keys. /s

Jimmi
Jimmi
May 5, 2020 4:25 PM
Reply to  Moneycircus

I get that a lot of people here have a hard on for Bill Gates and the Clintons, but might I offer that while they may be criminals, and are very likely not the philanthropists popular opinion makes them out to be, they are by no means the root cause of the issues we’re seeing.

Focusing on them distracts from the real problems plaguing our societies, for they are much more complicated than the few salient actors of our time. Just my 2cents.

Moneycircus
Moneycircus
May 5, 2020 4:45 PM
Reply to  Jimmi

That makes sense if individuals play no historical role. Marxist historians correctly highlight economic forces but I do think Gates is the visible portion of an economic class, just as was the Bush-Clinton nexus.

sam
sam
May 5, 2020 5:25 PM
Reply to  Jimmi

Well Gates Foundation has funded all the institutions calling for the lockdown including Imperial College ($288m), the WHO ($3.6bn), LSHTM ($366m), BBC ($55m) The Guardian ($9m), PHE ($5m), DHDC, DFID…etc A founding member of GAVI and ID2020.org. He’s also funded Blair’s Foundation and the Clintons and John Hopkins University
Gates has appeared on the BBC and said we must remain locked down until the vaccine is developed. and there’s no connection?!?!?!

Moneycircus
Moneycircus
May 5, 2020 6:48 PM
Reply to  sam

The IS2020 project is also about imprisoning people. I see a theme here that runs through everything Gates does – from tying people up in knots with his Windows operating system – to getting people clamoring to be imprisoned due to the scamdemic – to the proposed solution of contact tracing and digital ID.
Gates definitely has some very demon-level understanding of what makes people demand to be dominated, to plead for their incarceration, to demand more suffering.

Moneycircus
Moneycircus
May 5, 2020 6:49 PM
Reply to  Moneycircus

ID2020. Dementia fingers.

Harriet
Harriet
May 7, 2020 10:16 PM
Reply to  Moneycircus

Yep, glad to see someone else mention the ID2020 plan. I hadn’t read yours. But I think we have to keep it at the forefront of the discussion as to what this corona mrdia circus and feeding frenzy (of voices of reason and dissent) is leading to if we don’t get a sensible handle on the actual disease.

Harriet
Harriet
May 7, 2020 10:13 PM
Reply to  sam

There is a connection. Gates is a very dangerous individual. He is ginning up the vaccine policy. He is funding others who appear neutral and to be working in the public interest but are actually working to advance Gates’s vaccine policy and the agendas that undergird that policy. They are “Gates men and women.” In fact, I think we should just cut to the chase and call them that. All robber barons and mafiosi have foot soldiers. Many of them are “respectable.” Gates’s “respectable” foot soldiers are the officers of federal and international agencies that actually get major Gates handouts. Their salaries are partially paid for by Gates. The whole “private-public partnership” model is pro-corporate and antidemocratic and anti-people.

Of course all of the above goes for Soros. But Soros’s agenda is I think only indirectly related to Gates’s clear and clearly stated ID2020 vaccine agenda.

Gary Weglarz
Gary Weglarz
May 5, 2020 3:59 PM

Ed Curtain posted this interview with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. at his blog site and it is very much worth the time to listen. It covers vaccines, Bill Gates, high-tech surveillance plans and the assassinations of his uncle and father.

http://edwardcurtin.com/this-rfk-jr-interview-is-very-significant/

nondimenticare
nondimenticare
May 5, 2020 5:34 PM
Reply to  Gary Weglarz

Thanks so much for this link. And thank you to Edward Curtin for making it (more) widely available. Valuable information from a passionate analyst and proponent of good practice. Essential listening.

Howard
Howard
May 5, 2020 3:52 PM

Like politics, all lies are local. Yes, people accept the official narratives dispensed by those in far off capital cities; but ultimately it is their family, friends and neighbors’ acceptance that cinches it for them. If people they know (or think they know) accept the lie, then the lie becomes something familiar, comfortable and reassuring – so much so that it becomes almost like a special dinner guest, the kind who only shows up in the homes of the rich and powerful. So don your Sunday best for dinner: a virtual Dr Fauci will be joining you.

Paul
Paul
May 5, 2020 3:48 PM

A good description of the same thing you describe i found in the well researched small german publication ‘Multipolar’. (Paul Schreyer who writes for it is a very good journalist in my eyes)

Its fron an Interview with a german born litterature writer:

“Was sich aus dem globalen westlichen Budenzauber lernen lässt, den die Medien im Augenblick überall mit nationalen Nuancierungen veranstalten, ist etwas sehr Wichtiges: In all den Ländern, in denen die Demokratien aufgehört haben zu funktionieren, in denen die Gewaltenteilung zusammengebrochen ist und die Legislative sowie die Judikative kaum mehr eine Rolle spielen – und das ist in Frankreich spätestens seit Macrons Präsidentschaft und dem darauf folgenden parlamentarischen Vakuum der Fall –, herrschen Zustände, die man nur noch ganz altmodisch als „schwarze Magie“ bezeichnen kann.

Ich mag das gar nicht „Fake“ nennen, es ist wesentlich mehr als nur Fake und funktioniert auch ein bisschen anders: eine Art Illusionismus, Erzeugung von Scheinwirklichkeit, die Franzosen nennen es „Trompe l’oeuil“. Arglistige Täuschung ganzer Bevölkerungen, denen häufig die Mittel fehlen, diese Täuschungen zu durchschauen. Sie schauen gebannt auf die medial hergestellte Kulisse, und an völlig anderer Stelle werden ihre Rechte demoliert, ihre Daten geraubt und auf ihre Kosten gigantische und obszöne Geschäfte gemacht, ohne dass sie es in dem Moment überhaupt bemerken. Schwarze Magie eben.”

Birgit Vanderbeke, geboren 1956 im brandenburgischen Dahme, wuchs nach der Übersiedlung ihrer Familie nach Westdeutschland im Jahre 1961 in Frankfurt am Main auf, wo sie später Jura, Germanistik und Romanistik studierte. Seit 1990 ist sie freie Autorin, und seit 1993 lebt sie in Südfrankreich. Ihr umfangreiches Werk wurde mit zahlreichen Literaturpreisen ausgezeichnet, unter anderem mit dem Ingeborg-Bachmann-Preis und dem Kranichsteiner Literaturpreis. 2007 erhielt sie die Brüder-Grimm-Professur an der Kasseler Universität. Das Interview führte Marcus Klöckner.

https://multipolar-magazin.de/artikel/irgendwann-reichts-den-franzosen

nottheonly1
nottheonly1
May 5, 2020 3:41 PM

All that – I wrote some time ago, here – and as always when the truth sucks, was immediately steamrolled. But for all those who have a hard time remembering what I have been writing from the beginning I willl repeat it one more time.
It matters not what the subject is. As they all go handily together.

The delusion of exceptionalism is part of Westeners DNA. It prevents introspection. It prevents hindsight. It prevents scepticism. It prevents the mind from being able to assess ANY given situation correctly. This is not a mental illness, but what is commonly referred to as ‘Evolution’. This is what ‘Homo Sapiens’ does upon ‘Homo Sapiens’. Show me the degree of cruelty, wastefulness and hate among Dolphins, Whales, or in the lovely Gorilla Woman in Maui – bless her soul.

There lies your true mental illness in such the mind IS the illness – as the observation of one’s surroundings could easily prove. In this critical phase of human evolution, all gloves are off. Divide and conquer has arrived at its last destination. Rich and Poor. No, one million is not rich. No, 20K is not poor. This Rich versus Poor version separates the chaff the masses constitute, from the wheat – the big club.

At the very beginning of this unfolding situation, I wrote that people lack the imagination to see what is coming at them. The consequences of this unfolding event will be catastrophic for the masses, for the poor. Everybody that has not stuffed at least 500 million under the pillow will suffer with increasing cruelty down to the disenfrenchised, the homeless, the useless idiot workers, the sick, the old, the dissenting – depending on where you are on the ladder of worthiness in the eyes of the big club members – you will experience troubles as a minor rich and the full jack boot as a poor white or any non-white even modestly wealthy person, troubles that include the willful and most conscienceless removal of human life in brutal acts of terror and war.

You need to be at a different level of consciousness to really see what is unfolding. And You could talk about it all day long 0 it would not matter. Humanity, or better the masses could be dragged to a trough and they would rather die of dehydration than to drastically and with the swiftness of this unfolding event, arrest those that are part and parcel of this treason on humanity of epic proportions.

The camps are indeed open for business.

Gezzah Potts
Gezzah Potts
May 5, 2020 11:48 PM
Reply to  nottheonly1

I appreciate your insight N, thank you.
How are you going? How are things in Uruguay?
I’ve spent the last 10 years selling a street mag; being one of the many millions whose manufacturing job was shipped off to China. At least the last 10 + years gave me the opportunity to observe ‘society’ up close, at the coalface, so to speak.
It really opened my eyes to the arrogance and denialism and self satified smugness and thoughtlessness and greed of so many in modern Australian ‘society’.
In the last 3 years here in Melbourne, only had one person even mention the indigenous people of this country. One.
The vast majority don’t even think about the myriad of gross injustices done here. It doesn’t even register with them.
Regards this ‘new normal’ this 1984 on steroids, everyone I know can’t see what is happening. Even pointing them to sites like here or Swiss Propaganda Research or videos of John Ioannidis, etc. Instead, they believe the narrative of the MSM, and cower in fear.
You may know it, but there’s a really good blog called Wrench In The Gears, the author is also very insightful of where this is all heading: blockchain, vaccines, digital global currency, a total panopticonic surveillance…. of everyone.
I know what’s coming N. At times I slip back into denialism myself, out of my own fear – but inside, I know.
“The consequences of this unfolding event will be catastrophic for the masses, the poor’. We’re in agreement on this.
Take care✌️

BigB
BigB
May 5, 2020 3:40 PM

Perhaps political satire is the way to go? CJ – as an artist – is way ahead of the crowd with his analysis. Way ahead. As a playwright: he stands in the good stead of portraying end times “GlobCap” as Mackie Messer …the infamous Macheath – aka “Mack the Knife” – of the late Weimar Republic’s “Three Penny Opera” of Weil and Brecht. Whilst the late Wiemar is perhaps the most salient of politico-historical settings: I feel (in a hopefully constructive way) that – while he is broadly and eloquently “on the money” – he nevertheless dehistoricises his own satirical narrative …which costs him some critical capital.

A Volkisch does not become a Volkischer Beobachter does not become a Volksgemeinschaft just because some stuffed rhetorical brown or black shirts make up a new narrative. Not without a Geist, Volksgeist, or Zeitgeist. That idealist narrative has to pre-exist in order to be supplanted by the ideological narrative control of an industrialised war machine. Hitler and the leading Nazis were themselves produced by a transhistorical narrative control mechanism – of metaphysical essentialism (ME) – which becomes apparent when you look at the “Big Three” of hermeneutic humanism …Hegel, Husserl, and the actual Nazi Heidegger. Particularly the Hegelian rhetorical notion of Geist.

The idea is not to scapegoat German Idealism – or any other philosophical systematisation (except perhaps Heidegger’s: and to a lesser extent: Gadamer’s?). It is to look at the history of an ideal that is not in itself totalitarian: but nevertheless periodically becomes so. To paraphrase Russell: “A stupid man’s report of what a clever man says is totalitarian, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.” Which is metaphysical ME.

The fault does not lie with Hegel: Hitler and Goebbel’s were such stupid men. But they were themselves productions of their own history …as were the people. The Volksgeist, is an inclusive ‘spirit’: that is a closely allied and totalising nexus of mythological rootedness, historically situated thought, language, culture, and industrialised economic state machinery. That coalesce around a particular circumstantial historical moment to produce fascism. But not by propaganda alone.

This is actually a well studied political frame: which is set in the bigger historical frame of Kant and Nietzsche – and the birth of sociology in the German Academical tradition of the late 19th century. Which led to the ‘Method Wars’ (Methodenstreit) between the historical natural sciences and the new historical and literary social sciences over methodology. A ‘war’ which continues to this day: With the Cartesian “Methodological Monism” being the clear hegemon.

The provisional point is: ”clever” philosophers have long understood the problematic of a transhistorical Truth-claim: which they have been trying to break down since the Enlightenment. “Stupid” men do not get the nuance: bastardise the ideals into ideological iconography – heavily loaded and rooted in Folk Etymologies of naïve realism – and produce tyrannies of fascisms. The roots of which are in the metaphysics of histories themselves – which is known. The breakdown of the transhistorical systematisations thus far – from Kant and Hegel on – have arguably made the situation worse. The post-war, post-fascism threads of philosophy – hermeneutics, deconstruction, and the anglo-american analytical tradition – are all-encompassing fascisms. Will we ever learn?

We need to break from tradition because the rootedness of the Tree of Knowledge only seems to produce poisoned fruit …based on conceptions of ME. Which form the basis of the ideological-I and ideological-We forms of fascism. So far, the “correction” is worse than the historical problematic: a tradition we seem intent on maintaining. CJ is an actual visionary. If we place his vision in its historical context we may just see were we are going wrong. When every historical turn seems to lead to the eternal return of totalitarian fascism. Perhaps I am not ME – the historical metaphysical person of tradition – after all?

[Volkisch = the folk tradition of ‘sacred germany’; Volkischer Beobachter = Hitler’s own version of the Guardian/Observer; Volksgemeinschaft = the supplanted organic communitarianism cum industrialised war machine.]

snuffleupagus
snuffleupagus
May 5, 2020 4:48 PM
Reply to  BigB

I think I’m probably speaking for a lot of people, when I say that I’m extremely glad that I do not possess the kind of consciousness that would enable me to understand the discourse above.

I think we have exactly zero chance of even slowing, much less stopping, the fascist trajectory of global capitalism, by employing that sort of argumentation.

But good luck with it; it’s not very much more nonsensical than what’s on TV, so maybe there are a certain number of pretentious middle-class twits who will buy into it.

Lou Salami
Lou Salami
May 5, 2020 6:25 PM
Reply to  snuffleupagus

You’ve done precisely what the Bertrand Russell quote in the “discourse” you refer to says about stupid people, which is to translate something you don’t understand into something you do, and thereby disfigure it.

Not every comment or observation about human life is about “stopping the fascist trajectory of global capitalism.” Nor need it be.

Thankfully — for now — intelligent, well-read and articulate people can talk amongst themselves without barbarians like yourself tossing garbage at them for not including you in their conversation. As with global capital’s relentless desire to engorge all of human activity into its infinite intestines, however, I suspect it is only a matter of time before we, too, are subsumed under demands such as yours, and will have to tailor our every moment to fulfill your middlebrow needs.

You could simply scroll down — or walk away — from things you don’t understand, and leave it at that. Unthinkable, I know.

snuffleupagus
snuffleupagus
May 5, 2020 8:32 PM
Reply to  Lou Salami

speaking only for myself, I would never toss garbage at anybody for not including me in a conversation such as the one above, but rather remove myself to a distance out of range of both garbage and philosophical discourse. but I repeat myself.

as for barbarians, I think that their practice of mounting the heads of emissaries of the Roman Empire on posts, has much to be said for it. certainly it was a more robust response than debating the details of Plato’s theory of Ideal Forms, or some f***ing ruling-class bullshit like that.

BigB
BigB
May 5, 2020 11:51 PM
Reply to  snuffleupagus

The thing is @snuffleupagus: those who descry philosophy are being ”ass-fucked” by philosophy …as Deleuze put it so quaintly. Or equally: taking each generation as an ”immaculate conception” …which amounts to the same thing.

Me: I fucking hate philosophy. The point is: everything we believe is philosophy …bullshit philosophical dumbfuckerry which we still believe. So where does the historical problem really lie?

The answer is: no one really wants to know. Because there is already enough historical information and analysis to permanently remedy the problem …as soon as the people want to know.

That could easily be overturned but for one thing. Every generation believes they are the first: and they just ‘get on with it’ repeating the mistakes of the past over and over. Instead of building on ‘ahistoric Truth’ – which is metaphysical moronics …we are building on ahistoric socio-idiocy. Which lately metastasised in its latest iteration of covidiocracy. Two and a half millennia – at least – in the making.

When will there be a generation that is willing to learn from the past: instead of meekly repeat it …whilst blaming the f***ing ruling class for their complacency?

Funnily enough: the last major bout of fascism received an awful lot of philosophical attention …lest we repeated it again. Which is the contextual relevance I was trying to draw attention to. Because analysis is only salient if the people actually read it.

Which is a point from Gramsci: we are our own philosophers and intellectuals now. The f***ing ruling class are never going to do it for us. But to breakdown the inherited ancient metaphysical shitfuckerry: you have to understand it in its historical context…otherwise you just repeat it as an eternal return of intermittent fascism.

What’s that coming over the hill: the fascism we made again from our lack of radical critical knowledge?

But we don’t understand it: so we feign surprise again …and again. My point is: anyone who was paying attention to radicals like Gramsci, Debord, Derrida, Baudrillard, Deleuze and Guattari could have seen this coming. But largely, they were ignored.

The analysis is clear: it is the people who need to change by giving up on the Folk Psychology of naive realism. The ruling class will never change: the onus is on us …read Paulo Friere. If we just ignore the history of philosophy we are being ”ass-fucked” by it …waiting expectantly for someone else to learn the pertinent historical recurrence of our ignorance (in the sense of ignoring: not stupidity …but then again). Maybe we will learn next time? If there is a next time.

Lou Salami
Lou Salami
May 6, 2020 2:17 AM
Reply to  snuffleupagus

You sound like you have a lot of ressentiment.

The reason you can’t understand Plato (who was not Roman, nor in the ruling class, but never mind the history lesson — that’s probably too elitist for you, too) is that he didn’t write for people such as yourself. And he did so on purpose. There is an old adage: when an ape stares at the New Testament, he doesn’t see St. Paul, he sees an ape.

The wise philosopher keeps to himself and stays away from the mob, who will pull him limb from limb. Your posts are a fine example of how that comes to happen.

BigB
BigB
May 6, 2020 11:01 AM
Reply to  Lou Salami

Thanks Lou:

If we take Arendt’s account of the rise of totalitarianism: there was a huge ”floating” class of atomised, individualised, formerly affluent people (not purely bourgeois – a cross-section of all walks of ‘ordinary’ people) who lost their entire worldview in the crash of 1929. It was these ”floating”, ”rootless” people that the Nazi propaganda machine was able to con with talk of bullshit Blut und Boden rootedness, oak leaves, norse maidens, and other neo-pagan hermeticist bullshit (something Heidegger was fully on board with). But they did not invent it: or even invent new ”hyperborean aryan” subjectivity – they revived the old one of the earlier Volkisch movement. Once they got in: they quickly changed all the neo-environmentalism and ‘back-to-the-land” rerooting for an industrialised machine-state gearing for war, for ‘living room’.

Such utter bullshit was mixed with a heavy dose of Kantian morality – the Fuhrerprinzip – and Nietzschian master/slave mentality and will to power. Not to mention untermensch and ubermensch …which was a total bastardisation of Nietzsche and Kant. Which Arendt herself made clear by teaching the unbastardised version of Kant for much of the rest of her life (or so I seem to remember).

My mistake appears to be the assumption that this is much better understood than it really is. There was a heady cocktail of philosophy and historical accident that led to the joke outfit of the 1920s brown shirts coming to power. The historical resonance being that there is a large disaffected class left behind by neoliberalism who are only tenuously ”rooted” in the neoliberalised worldview (a false oecumenical Weltgeist for the ‘liquid’ global citizens (bastardised Hegel) and unaware of the economic redux of 1929 to come. The result may well be a large underclass of rootlessness and individuated atomism forming …awaiting the potential supplanting of another bullshit metaphysical/hermeticist/neo-pagan philosophy.

What have we learnt in the last hundred years? Not a lot it would seem.

And I would have thought it a fairly important lesson to learn!

John Ervin
John Ervin
May 5, 2020 11:23 PM
Reply to  BigB

“Humour is a Force”. Look at the dent Dean Swift made in all the cultural pomposity of his day with Gulliver, or Dickens, Voltaire, the list is long of types that have toppled bastions in their time.

Nast drew cartoons of Boss Tweed in his NYC heyday and he imploded like a Bldg. 7 controlled demolition.

And those barbed sages thought THEIR leaders were ridiculous!

We’ve got news for them, with hourly updates. The last two months alone have generated enough solemn slapstick for a fresh half century of Simpson episodes. Easily.

That’s really the one place they’re most vulnerable, in a West that one current writer deftly defined as “technologically superior and spiritually inane.”

Let the roasting games begin!

We may be the Liliputians, but we are billions now, with our barbs.

And sweet vindication.

snuffleupagus
snuffleupagus
May 6, 2020 1:47 AM
Reply to  John Ervin

BigB
BigB
May 6, 2020 10:11 AM
Reply to  snuffleupagus

MIlosevic? 😉

Gezzah Potts
Gezzah Potts
May 6, 2020 10:33 AM
Reply to  BigB

Ha ha ha…. 👍

Andrew Spurrier
Andrew Spurrier
May 5, 2020 3:27 PM

Yeh, I understand what you are saying but I think you are getting into a kind of conspirationism, which leaves some of us sitting smugly in our corner, confident in the knowlege that we have seen the truth, and most other people, including many of our own friends and kith and kin, on the other side of the barrier, at best the victims of mass hallucination and, at worst, the frightened foot soldiers of an attempt at mass population control. I prefer to think that there is a lot more grey than black and white. Let us put up the barriers when they become necessary and, in the meantime, try to find solutions to the situation we find ourselves in for the good of all. Let us form the resistance to the official message, which I see as more a product of the human herd instinct and unusedness to questioning authority than to any malevolent intent on the part of our political leaders. Basically, they tried so hard to play safe that they created the unsafest situation possible for their populations, causing massive economic and, above all, human relationship damage. As for those of us who think they got it massively wrong, we should get out into the public arena and act, everyone according to his own capacities and ability! Democracy may not be dead, just insufficiently tried.

Jimmi
Jimmi
May 5, 2020 4:31 PM

There is likely too much reason in your post to illicit sympathy for the conspiracy theorists who frequent this site in need of their daily fix of fantasy and intrigue. Little do they know that they’re just as bad as the sheep who mindlessly follow everything they read and hear in the mainstream news.

snuffleupagus
snuffleupagus
May 5, 2020 4:54 PM

any malevolent intent on the part of our political leaders

If you haven’t yet detected any malevolent intent from bourgeois politicians, you haven’t been paying attention recently.

breweriana
breweriana
May 5, 2020 6:15 PM

“Democracy may not be dead, just insufficiently tried.”
The very definition of madness – keep trying the same thing, over and over again, yet getting the same failed result.

snuffleupagus
snuffleupagus
May 5, 2020 8:39 PM
Reply to  breweriana

what, you mean voting for Joe Biden won’t solve all our problems???

John Ervin
John Ervin
May 6, 2020 2:23 AM

That’s a resonant secular echo of something pithy said a century ago in a British oped to the comment:

“Christianity has been tried and found wanting.”

To which the wit countered in the London press:

“Christianity has been found difference cult, but it’s never been tried.”

I do believe the same is true through and through about democracy.

It’s been found hard to do, but it’s never yet really been tried. Simply sketched.

But as Reinhold Niebuhr put it precisely:

“Democracy is possible because of man’s capacity for justice and democracy is necessary because of his inclination toward injustice.”

What can be clearer than that?

Neatly and starkly framed, it encompasses the whole argument, which is based in the true rule of law.

Which (St.) Thomas More framed eloquently in A Man for All Seasons.

It may be powerfully eroded by rogues today, but at least the basis has been established. It exists.

John Ervin
John Ervin
May 6, 2020 2:25 AM
Reply to  John Ervin

Wowzer: “difference cult” above should read “difficult”. Curse you, Google spell check! Crazy, but clear enough.

Philippe
Philippe
May 6, 2020 11:47 AM
Reply to  John Ervin

I actually prefer ‘difference cult’

ginghiniagenie
ginghiniagenie
May 6, 2020 1:43 PM
Reply to  John Ervin

Didn’t Bertrand Russell famously respond, having been asked what he thought of Christianity, that it was a great idea, but it was a shame it hadn’t been put into practice?

A glib, smug response reeking of establishment privilege, if you ask me – what was stopping you, Bertrand?

Niebhur is an absolute legend.

George Mc
George Mc
May 5, 2020 3:21 PM

And bear in mind that the lack of immunity building caused by isolation means that, when everyone is released, there is bound to be a spectacular recurrence of the virus, leading inevitably to another lockdown which, in turn, leads to another failure to build immunity etc. You can have as many lockdowns as you want. It will be like a vast global hokey cokey.

In, out, in, out,
shake it all about
You do the hokey covid
And you turn around
And watch you don’t come out!

hope
hope
May 5, 2020 3:44 PM
Reply to  George Mc

Except that if many people have been hospitalized supposedly from covid but in reality from the numerous other viruses and bacteria around, then the warmer weather should at least get those numbers down. Besides the warmer weather could also get covid numbers down.
It will be interesting to see what happens.

Ort
Ort
May 5, 2020 7:49 PM
Reply to  George Mc

I hope I’m wrong, but I fear that even a modest “spike” in (alleged) new cases after the draconian restrictions are relaxed will prompt the public-health and political authorities to panic and reinstate the restrictions. I wouldn’t be surprised if they even increased them, e.g. by requiring persons to wear masks and gloves when going outdoors.

My impression is that once the mandatory “lockdown”, PPE-wearing, and “social distancing” policy was handed down from on high, officials and administrators down the line all scrambled to comply like cats streaking up a tree.

Then, like cats sometimes do, they found themselves unable or unwilling to figure out a way to safely climb down.

Naturally, the mass-media consent manufacturers are keeping up the Narrative of Doom hype, and reporting any seeming local increase in cases with horror and implicit outrage.

I just can’t see the mid-level “controller class”– governors, mayors, CEOs, suddenly becoming calm and courageous in the face of media criticism– which includes the dreaded “social-media” tsunamis of outrage. It’s an unfortunate no-win situation, but I expect them to respond to this circumstance by reversing course and scrambling back up the tree instead of down to earth.

George Mc
George Mc
May 5, 2020 8:08 PM
Reply to  Ort

I think there will be a “demonstration” exercise i.e. since there is a troublesome section of the community who are longing for the end of the lockdown, an end will be granted – followed by a scarifying spike. The spike can be easily managed since the media can do whatever they want with the figures. The coverage will be twice as horrifying as before to ensure that EVERYONE gets the message. So it will work like a protection racket. If you don’t like the mafia’s offer of security cover, then they will need to convince you that you do – in no uncertain terms.

John Smith
John Smith
May 5, 2020 8:42 PM
Reply to  George Mc

Only if we allow to happen.

Gwyn
Gwyn
May 5, 2020 3:00 PM

I was mildly amused to be queuing behind someone who was wearing plastic gloves as she handed over the money to pay for that well-known health product, tobacco.

Nice to see someone taking care of herself during these precarious times…

Alan Tench
Alan Tench
May 5, 2020 3:52 PM
Reply to  Gwyn

And gloves are of no use anyway, as far as I understand it. Can anyone explain how they can possibly help?

Philippe
Philippe
May 5, 2020 5:23 PM
Reply to  Alan Tench

It seems to me to be the most recent iteration of the airport security concept. It is there to make the travelling public feel safe. That’s mostly it.

There is a secondary reason – to get people used to the idea of trading obedience for convenience, but plenty of other things reinforce that idea already.

That’s what masks and gloves, however ineffective, are about. They’re a Linus blanket. They also promote and provoke self-righteous ire against those not wearing them – same principle as the snitch lines. Thus we police ourselves.

snuffleupagus
snuffleupagus
May 5, 2020 8:48 PM
Reply to  Philippe

It seems to me to be the most recent iteration of the airport security concept. It is there to make the travelling public feel safe.

you’ve misunderstood the point of airport security theatre, and by extension, the zombie plague theatre. its purpose is to terrify people, not make them feel safe, so that they demand state “protection”, in the full gangster sense of that term.

Philippe
Philippe
May 6, 2020 11:55 AM
Reply to  snuffleupagus

You make a good point, as ever.

I would only point out, in my defence, that terrified people don’t generally willingly get onto an aircraft. People who feel safe do.

Airport security is more a measure to counter the general fear narrative (albeit both mandated by the same authorities) and thereby enable otherwise frightened people to spend money on flying, in duty free etc. It’s profit protection.

The interesting thing being that the more security is imposed on them, as the national alert state increases,the safer they feel (whilst still complaining about delays etc).

Philippe
Philippe
May 6, 2020 12:10 PM
Reply to  Philippe

Sorry – should have added …

It’s the official narrative that terrifies people. The masks and gloves make them feel safe.

Thus, terrified for their safety, but safe in their masks and gloves, they resent anybody who threatens that perceived safety. Hence their behaviour towards ‘the unmasked’ and their willingness to use the snitch lines.

Apologies for any confusion.

Steve Hayes
Steve Hayes
May 5, 2020 4:09 PM
Reply to  Gwyn

Everything about the official responses to the coronavirus demonstrates this lack of a sense of proportion because it is a case of collective madness.

snuffleupagus
snuffleupagus
May 5, 2020 8:51 PM
Reply to  Steve Hayes

state-induced madness, as with the victims of the MK-ULTRA program. which MK-CORONA reiterates, on the scale of society in general.

Russ
Russ
May 5, 2020 5:25 PM
Reply to  Gwyn

My favorite representative of the whole phenomenon was the guy I saw perform a very dangerous act of jaywalking, dashing across a busy road with traffic coming on fast from both directions: While wearing a mask.

Gwyn
Gwyn
May 5, 2020 6:14 PM
Reply to  Russ

Official cause of death in the event of that man being unsuccessful in negotiating the traffic: Covid-19.

JohnB
JohnB
May 5, 2020 7:46 PM
Reply to  Gwyn

You saw the article about doctors in France giving covid patients vapers, Gwyn ?

Gwyn
Gwyn
May 6, 2020 12:32 AM
Reply to  JohnB

Vapers, or the vapours, John?

Cassandra2
Cassandra2
May 5, 2020 2:58 PM

THE FINAL EPISODE (OUTCOME TO BE DETERMINED)

WW3 has been in progress since the 1990’s yet 90% of the world’s population are totally unaware that they’ve been under attack and are about to be overrun by the enemy; such has been the insidious subtlety of the attack.

Having infiltrated and subverted every key node of authoritative power and control throughout the world, Governments, Institutions (e.g. UN, WHO, CFR, TC etc.), the world’s complete underlying Economic Structure (e.g. BIS, Central Banks, WB, IMF etc.), Bureaucracies, Intelligent Agencies, Military, Police, MSM, Technology etc, they are now moving in for the kill.

EVIDENCE

How did 140 Countries simultaneously agree to impose and enforce universal house arrest and close down their economy’s using a false pandemic to effectively neutralise the world’s population at a stroke?
Such supine acquiescence is a sight to behold and demonstrates the power of propagandized fear to induce, mould and direct public behaviour as so effectively demonstrated by the Third Reich in 1933.

STATE OF PLAY

Having secured the public’s obedience and compliance the enemy is now about to deliver their final Coup de grace via enforced nano-vaccination and microchip insert that will parallelize any form of resistance. Connection to their 5G electronic gulag will signify our complete capitulation. We will then be systematically eliminated in accordance with their eugenics objective, set-out by the Club of Rome in 1968 and UN resolution 20/30, to cull 90% of the world’s population.

THE ONLY SOLUTION

Somehow we must arouse public awareness to the above reality and guide them to an alternative ‘World View’ destination that will transfer POWER from the DEMONIC ELITE, currently in control of the world, to the PEOPLE in a way that will transform life on earth and eliminate, in time, any reoccurrence of our present dire predicament.

This can be achieved; the strategy exists to do it using simple basic technology, e.g. a smartphone.
We are ALL connected – but ‘NOT TO EACH OTHER’, e.g. we are currently operating at 6 feet apart.

Consider the dynamics of a 7 billion connected and well-coordinated counter-attack set against 85 Satanists and their 2000 gofer lieutenants.

Battle over, world sanity restored.

But I cannot do this alone.

nottheonly1
nottheonly1
May 5, 2020 3:49 PM
Reply to  Cassandra2

As a matter of fact, I do know what a much smaller number of dedicated human beings can achieve. Just by collectively focussing in a joint meditation on what the desired outcome should be.

The oligarchs know how that works. Their club collectively mediates on the totasl control over the planet and – you may have guessed it – space. The Universe. The same people that torture, murder, lie, steal, deceive, rape and destroy are going to colonize space.

If you could just strike out religion on the solution side, the problem side could not abuse the blinding dogmas and doctrines religion has created.

nottheonly1
nottheonly1
May 5, 2020 3:50 PM
Reply to  nottheonly1

…meditates…

Jimmi
Jimmi
May 5, 2020 5:09 PM
Reply to  Cassandra2

EVIDENCE

How did 140 Countries simultaneously agree to impose and enforce universal house arrest and close down their economy’s using a false pandemic to effectively neutralise the world’s population at a stroke?
Such supine acquiescence is a sight to behold and demonstrates the power of propagandized fear to induce, mould and direct public behaviour as so effectively demonstrated by the Third Reich in 1933.

This is far from evidence of some vast global conspiracy. The more sensible explanation is that people are stupid, greedy and cowards. This is the sum of it.

The minority-majority ruling class, aka the social influencers of our day, and the Victorian bourgeoisie of a bygone era, has always determine what’s right and wrong. The rest – the social climbers who aspire to be part of the in-crowd, or the unoriginal buffoons who put on a show by mimicking their idols – fall in line.

Everyone’s afraid of losing their jobs, their reputations, looking stupid or what have you. Societal pressures to conform in today’s world are that much more magnified with social media and 24 hours news. I don’t think the older generations can appreciate what younger millenials like myself face. We are surrounded by seemingly smart people who are otherwise completely unable to think for themselves. Now people have always been this way, but the effects are magnified like no time in history.

This to me is the most rational explanation for the current crisis, not some global cabal trying to subjugate the human race, at least not in the way being described by some. We subjugate ourselves daily when choose career over family, profit over community, etc. No cabal is needed to enslave an already enslaved population.

Cassandra2
Cassandra2
May 5, 2020 6:55 PM
Reply to  Jimmi

WHO owns the MSM that is directly absorbed by 90% off the world’s population under 24/7 house arrest?

Mind controls matter and they have established a firm grip over this force of determinate power.

Just step outside for a demonstration.

JohnB
JohnB
May 5, 2020 7:51 PM
Reply to  Jimmi

How did 140 Countries simultaneously agree to impose and enforce universal house arrest and close down their economy’s using a false pandemic to effectively neutralise the world’s population at a stroke?

and

This is far from evidence of some vast global conspiracy.

Rarely does one see such incisive thinking at work …

breweriana
breweriana
May 5, 2020 6:20 PM
Reply to  Cassandra2

“But I cannot do this alone.”
One did, 2,020 years ago.
I have to admit, I do not have the courage for that kind of sacrifice though.

Cassandra2
Cassandra2
May 5, 2020 6:58 PM
Reply to  breweriana

You would if you had 6,999,000,000 people standing behind you.

Petra Liverani
Petra Liverani
May 5, 2020 2:35 PM

… I am kind of dreading the rest of the series.

Me, too.

Seamus Padraig
Seamus Padraig
May 5, 2020 2:25 PM

Look at those poor German protesters getting mangled by the Volkspolizei just for exercising their right to protest against this barbaric lockdown!

You know, a lot of people put down the Michigan protesters because some of their numbers brought firearms to the demonstration, but notice how no one’s mangling the Michigan protesters! And please also notice that, despite all those tales of ‘armed Middle-American savages’ you constantly hear coming from the media, there are still no reports of any deaths or injuries at the Michigan protests at all. Maybe demonstrating with arms wasn’t such a bad idea after all. Maybe it makes the demonstrators safer.

Geoff
Geoff
May 5, 2020 2:50 PM
Reply to  Seamus Padraig

Well my history isn’t that good but as I understand it, wasn’t the people given the right to have guns to stop a tyrannical government from taking place?

JohnB
JohnB
May 5, 2020 7:53 PM
Reply to  Geoff

The right to bear arms wasn’t given by anyone. It’s inalienable.

George Mc
George Mc
May 5, 2020 3:16 PM
Reply to  Seamus Padraig

Also note that the usual conservative reaction to protesters (“Haven’t these scroungers got any jobs to do?”) is now going to receive a psychopathic boost by the notion that these protesters are now “endangering” everyone else. There will be a new and vehement cheering on of the goon squads.

Alan Tench
Alan Tench
May 5, 2020 2:21 PM

From today’s Daily Telegraph Live Feed:

1:04PM

Rise in mobility could trigger a deadlier second wave of infections in Italy, model suggests

Even a marginal rise in mobility could trigger a second, deadlier wave of infections in Italy, researchers at Imperial College London have warned in a stark new report.

Though the lockdown measures introduced in Italy have successfully halted the spread of Covid-19 and kept the reproductive number below one, a new model suggests this suppression may only be temporary.

The new analysis explored the impact this could have on fatalities over the next eight weeks, if behavioural patterns are similar to pre-lockdown and no alternative interventions are imposed.

The model looked at three scenarios: maintaining a lockdown and a 20 per cent or 40 per cent rise in mobility.

Under the second scenario Italy could expect to see between 3,700 and 5,000 additional deaths, while a 40 per cent rise in movement may result in between 10,000 and 23,000 fatalities in the next two months.

The model also found that the “attack rate” – the proportion of people infected to date – is “far from the herd immunity threshold in all Italian regions”.

But then again:

1:07PM

Austria has coronavirus ‘under control’ says health minister

The coronavirus pandemic in Austria is under control, three weeks after it began to ease a strict lockdown, the country’s health minister has said.

“The situation is very constant, very stable,” Rudolf Anschober said, adding the daily increase in new infections had shrunk to 0.2 per cent, down from up to 50 per cent in mid-March.

Small shops and hardware and gardening stores reopened in mid-April after a month-long lockdown, though wearing masks in shops and public transport, and practising social distancing became mandatory.

Bigger shops followed suit this weekend, and restrictions that largely forbid people from leaving their homes were lifted. Classes in schools are resuming this month, and restaurants are expected to reopen by mid-May.

Anschober said the first phase of lockdown lifting had succeeded “excellently”, but reminded people to remain vigilant despite more easing measures.

The Alpine nation of almost nine million people has been spared the brunt of the health crisis, reporting almost 15,600 cases and 606 deaths to date.

Ted
Ted
May 5, 2020 3:22 PM
Reply to  Alan Tench

Yes, strange that … the same projections of even greater doom and destruction have once again found heir way (quite mysteriously I might add) from the secret White House basement of death and doom modeling onto their usual source at the New York Times … and then onto every local paper in the land. In said model, we are back to 100s of thousands dead. Farr’s law be damned. These people are sick and insane.

http://ocregister.ca.newsmemory.com/?publink=2c4451970

Grafter
Grafter
May 5, 2020 5:40 PM
Reply to  Alan Tench

“a model suggests”. That sounds familiar.

Mike Ellwood
Mike Ellwood
May 5, 2020 8:15 PM
Reply to  Grafter

Yes, it was one “made earlier” by Neil “comments in code are for wimps and fairies” Ferguson. (The code is so old that it was still politically correct to use that word when he wrote, it, probably on the back of a fag packet).

John Ervin
John Ervin
May 5, 2020 9:33 PM
Reply to  Alan Tench

CNN (I know) posted a long piece the other day, India has 1.3 billion people, and only count a thousand deaths from this…

Despite slums where people are packed in like living sardines in a can.

I bet they touched their faces. Too.

In sum, going maskless is the best cure. Flatten the curve, kiss a friend.

~~~~~~£4£

Alan Watts liked to quote this poem by Chesterton, so why not me:

“Now a strange thing in the street
Seems every human nod,
Where shift in strange democracy
The million masks of God.”

S Cooper
S Cooper
May 5, 2020 2:14 PM

The pandemic gestapo enforcing the BIG LIE. Is it not odd how the pandemic gestapo, a major spreader of the contagion, remain operating?

Maxwell
Maxwell
May 5, 2020 1:40 PM

Here is my letter which I am sending out to legislators and newspapers:

Lockdown Imprisons Our Youth

I assert without hesitation that the current lockdown, social isolation and cancellations of all extracurricular activities for our youth is an irresponsible and detrimental health policy for our nation’s young people. It is a gross violation of medical ethics and public policy to mandate that youth be sequestered indoors and have their physical activities curtailed or eliminated.

Any and all public officials that have either constructed, determined and executed these policies have shown an inexcusable lack of understanding and foresight as to how these policies will negatively impact young people not only in the immediate but for years to come. These policies are and will continue to have devastating psychological, emotional and physical consequences that will in some cases last for years and in many cases will be permanent- particularly for those at risk youth whose lives are in precarious situations in the best of times.

It is now known, and well documented, that Covid impacts almost exclusively the elderly (with a high percentages of those residing in inadequate nursing facilities) who already have serious pre-existing conditions and that on a planet of 7.7 billion people there are virtually zero cases of any healthy young person being severely (or even mildly) impacted by this virus. From the outset one of Covid-19’s distinct characteristics is its unusually small impact on the vast majority of children. Furthermore the WHO and the CDC have known for some time that this virus was in fact not a threat to the young.

That all of these young people need to be involved in daily physical activities outdoors to boost their immune systems is a medical truism. That sequestering them indoors does the exact opposite is also a known medical fact. Staying at home in isolation decreases the normal flora that young people need to maintain a healthy immune system. Have you thought about the impact these policies will have on youth, especially those that are already disenfranchised? On what basis are you making these decisions that will impair the health of our children?

These young people also need to be involved in daily social activities with their peers to develop and maintain their psychological and emotional well-being- this too is well documented. Medical studies show conclusively that isolation indoors exacerbates depression and anxiety- which further weakens the immune system. Have you considered the children who are in unstable and often abusive homes who have no way out? What about children who have no yard to play in? How are you using data to guide your decisions?

For any and all public officials who have been involved in decisions that have caused these young people to have their summer recreational programs disappeared, their basketball leagues cancelled, their summer music camps taken, their summer little league baseball seasons stolen, their summer vacations ruined, their summer job opportunities vanished and all of their recreational programs eliminated tell me how do you see children spending their time in the summer when there is literally nothing for them to do?

For any and all who are involved in these decisions let it be known that you are directly responsible for damaging the health and overall well-being of millions of young people. Will you be accepting liability for child outcomes during this time? Will you be looking at and assessing these outcomes?

For those who are unable to see the extraordinary damage and long-lasting impact on our youth by this dangerous precedent, it has become increasingly obvious that your ability to make clear, sound medical decisions on this matter is no longer possible. It is time for those who insist on making these decisions that are damaging our young people, especially those in the medical profession, to recant or acknowledge that they aren’t qualified caretakers of our nation’s youth and immediately step down from their positions.

It is long past time that all public officials take a stand for the health and well being of youth and make decisions based on the science and the data not the politics.

nottheonly1
nottheonly1
May 5, 2020 3:55 PM
Reply to  Maxwell

It is long past time that all public officials take a stand

It looks like Your ‘public officials’ are no longer public but answer only to corporate powers. Do You remember what the TPP was about and what happened to/with it?

Your ‘public officals’ are not officials for the public, but corporate officials dealing with the public.

Charlotte Russe
Charlotte Russe
May 5, 2020 4:09 PM
Reply to  nottheonly1

The young and healthy need to take to the streets and demand change…… Speak now or forever hold your peace. If no action is taken society will forever be wedded in an entangled weave designed by demented psychopaths.

JudyJ
JudyJ
May 5, 2020 4:20 PM

Charlotte

The young and healthy need to take to the streets and demand change…

Being ever the cynic, and to put it bluntly, you might as well piss into the wind! They seem to me to be the most paranoid about the ‘deadly pandemic’.

jack(jim)
jack(jim)
May 5, 2020 5:13 PM

” If no action is taken society will forever be wedded in an entangled weave designed by demented psychopaths.”

I see you’ve met my wife then.

Thom
Thom
May 5, 2020 1:34 PM

How long do we give it before the government and media start blaming the public for the “hysteria”? There are already stirrings of that in the UK press among Tory-inclined commentators.
That was the game plan with Brexit too – blame “the people” for a heist by their people in Washington.
They get the outcome they want without taking the blame.

Seamus Padraig
Seamus Padraig
May 5, 2020 1:55 PM
Reply to  Thom

That was the game plan with Brexit too – blame “the people” for a heist by their people in Washington.

You mean Barack Obama, who campaigned for Remain? 😉

Steve Hayes
Steve Hayes
May 5, 2020 2:35 PM
Reply to  Thom

Thom, they have already blamed this on the public. They blame the public for not seeking medical attention in order to explain away the above five yearly average non-coronavirus related deaths. They apparently think we cannot remember from one moment to the next.

John Ervin
John Ervin
May 5, 2020 9:37 PM
Reply to  Steve Hayes

Well, a trope of the eminent historian Gore Vidal was “The United States of Amnesia”

John Pretty
John Pretty
May 5, 2020 1:23 PM

Thank you for an amusing and thought provoking piece. I think one of the best I have read since all of this began.

Actually, it is my contention that ALL narratives are at some level “false”. This is why they are so powerful and at the same time can often be so controversial.

So, for sure “official” government narratives are false, but then so are all the others. Not necessarly cynical lies, but they simply do not conform to reality for most people.

Narrative takes on a variety of forms. There are deliberate and clearly false narratives such as those from books and dramas. We know that “Star Wars” and “Alice in Wonderland” are unreal – they display only a passing resemblance to reality. We understand them, but we know they are not true.

But there is also fiction that apes reality. These dramas we generally also know to be false, but we can imagine that the stories that they tell might be true.

Then there are documentaries, which claim to tell stories about actual events. We are perhaps getting closer to truth with these – or at least potentially – but still this is not reality.

This is still storytelling.

And then there are media narratives. Often outright lies designed to make their owners or patrons rich or powerful. They rely on the public believing their stories and they often attempt to shame or silence those that don’t.

The mainstream media these day push narratives that are generally designed to promote a particular agenda. The Guardian is a prime example of this, with it’s persistent pushing of leftist/liberal themes and ideology. But even in the alternative media people will push their own agenda.

I saw it here in the article on Michael Moore’s new documentary the other day. I’m not a fan of Moore, but I got annoyed by the critic’s identity politicking. That’s his agenda. That’s the ideology he wants to promote.

And I suppose that’s okay. I may not like it, but I believe in freedom of speech. The problem I have with narrative is not so much that it may or may not be true. (Because none of it is true). I get upset when people are not explicit about their agenda. When they hide their agenda in order to brainwash their reader- and viewership. And when people are too credulous, too willing to believe the stories they are told. Much of that is happening now.

And I have an agenda too. I like to think it is to get close to the truth. (Narrative is never actual reality). I like freedom and liberty. I prefer peace to war. I like Russians. In fact, I am not an ideologue, so I don’t know if I really fully understand my own motivations.

Maybe that is part of my agenda?

Reality in my own current context is sitting in a room by myself and typing. I am clothed, but I have been known to type wearing only my underpants. I can hear my washing machine rumbling downstairs and birds twittering outside. It’s a pleasant, but cold morning in England. That is as close as narrative comes to my reality.

It’s not a very interesting story, so my guess is it won’t reach the news.

Narrative is at best a summary of someone else’s reality, and rarely, your own. At some more or less distant point in time.

I have yet to formulate my own view of the current virus pan-ic-demic.

“Many appear to believe that this virus is some sort of Alien-Terrorist Death Flu”

Well indeed. The media love telling scare stories, but usually they don’t come to anything. This tall tale has really taken off. Murdoch, like the Ronald McDonald clown must be lovin’ it.

How has this narrative been so successful? What will the outcome be to all this?

Whatever happens, there is a good chance that there will be someone out there sitting on their own, wearing only their underpants, and typing about it. With a washing machine rumbling downstairs and birds twittering outside …

Mark Millward
Mark Millward
May 5, 2020 1:56 PM
Reply to  John Pretty

Quid est veritas? He who cannot formulate an answer to this question necessarily cannot engage in a dialogue. To say, in effect, that each persons truth is their own is to assert that there can be no truth. It is an instant disqualifier since if there is no truth then why should I listen to your assertion? For practical purposes truth becomes the opinion of those with power. Exactly the problem we now suffer.

Petra Liverani
Petra Liverani
May 5, 2020 2:32 PM
Reply to  John Pretty

The “narrative” Trauma-based Mind Control Psychological Operation is 100% true in relation to this alleged pandemic. Every.single.piece.of.evidence supports that narrative, John. Every.single.piece.

Charlotte Russe
Charlotte Russe
May 5, 2020 1:15 PM

In mid-March I posted the following comment:

An Ode To Safety!

In 2020 a panic pandemic hit Earth–terror immersed the entire planet,
Leaving two phrases permanently imbedded in our consciousness– self-isolate and social distance,
Rules and regulations came swiftly–too quickly to contemplate all the future implications,
Instructions were strictly followed,
Fearing contact with particular pernicious particles would lead to certain death,
We listened keenly to news bulletins careful not to miss a fresh alert,
It was imperative, to know every official word,
It was all to protect and keep us safe,
We thought it would only last a short time, three weeks at most,
But here we are a decade later and the virus is still very close,
Although no one hardly speaks, we just know it’s there,
We sit inside protected attentively secured by “safeguard forces,”
Never known before all the untoward,

They’re here to protect us from those dreaded persistent foe,
Not to worry, we’re content we don’t want for a thing,
Whatever is deemed essential is placed at the door,
We never need to worry anymore,
Our existence is free of all discontent, so why bother to vent,
Occasionally, we reflect on life before being ensnared,
But quickly remember, we’re protected and no longer need to think or care.

Hank
Hank
May 5, 2020 1:14 PM

The willingness of people to be locked down is only because it was winter in Europe and the USA.

Want to bet the lock down wouldn’t have lasted more than a couple of weeks in summer. Maybe a week?

Hank
Hank
May 5, 2020 1:10 PM

A lot of people are waking up to the hoax. The hate for Gates is unbelievable and governments will not risk the economy waiting for Gates and co fixing us up.

This has only highlighted the insanity of the left and will continue to do so.

Moneycircus
Moneycircus
May 5, 2020 1:51 PM
Reply to  Hank

We have to bury the left-right false paradigm stuff. Yes, I agree Gates could not be doing what he’s doing without the progressive mantra. And it is the fault of the “left” that they were happy to describe themselves as progressives when people did warn them it’s a catchall term that has provided cover for much evil in the past century. There were trust-busting progressives and welfare progressives but there were also eugenicist progressives and Mussolini and Hitler loving progressives.
Gates is able to wrap himself in a do-gooding quilt of liberal values and that’s one of the reasons General Public can’t see through him. Add the fact that identity politics is the enemy of class politics and it’s hardly surprising Gates is using the modern formula of reactionary economics and relativist, amoral personal politics.
A blame game will get us nowhere, however, and politics has to change.

Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
May 5, 2020 2:49 PM
Reply to  Moneycircus

Hello Moneycircus: You are correct on many points. The left/right paradigm has been worked to death. The invalid debate escalates as solutions diminish.

New definitions: Retarded progressives. — Blind visionaries. — Enlightened eugenicists.

John Ervin
John Ervin
May 5, 2020 9:41 PM

To escape the Right and Left of it allows the Free(d) Spirit to go up.

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
May 5, 2020 11:14 PM

Divide and Rule still works a treat.

Melvin
Melvin
May 6, 2020 9:49 PM

‘Retarded progressives’, ‘progressive retards’, please invent more such phrases. They are such smug fat rats, confidant in their superiority. I grew up with them and was one myself once. Finally I realized that believing in the innate goodness of humanity was insanity.

Because of that belief, they cannot recognize evil or bone deep corruption. They assume everyone is motivated by good intentions. They want to believe the spoken word is reliable. Lacking adult judgment they are easily fooled. Unable to read behind the lines, connect the dots, see past any ‘coincidence’, they think those who do are just guessing (as opposed to following their own superior, ‘higher’ rationality). Blech, need I continue?

Progressives are not only retards themselves, but are acting as a heavy weight retarding the fight of good vs. evil (evil here represented by Gates, Fauci, birch, the Cdc and this globalist plan(demic) to enslave the world).

Melvin
Melvin
May 6, 2020 10:30 PM
Reply to  Melvin

When progressives ‘see’ globalism they see the lions lying down with the lambs, the rebuilding of the Tower of Babel, all sharing and sharing alike; as opposed to the peace of the prison yard, a world of cloud people and dirt people (with themselves being among the dirt eaters), an Elysium dystopia.

Howabout
Howabout
May 7, 2020 4:39 AM
Reply to  Melvin

How about ‘useful fools’ or ‘useful tardos’? ‘Tardo’ of course is non-pc, so it’s a double whammy. The point of course is to penetrate their self-congratulatory narcissism.

Davem
Davem
May 5, 2020 2:26 PM
Reply to  Hank

Since when was Trump and Johnson and their cohorts ‘the’ Left’?!
They only get away with this cos they’re not the left!
Corbyn trying this would have been laughed out of Parliament…

Kevin
Kevin
May 5, 2020 4:04 PM
Reply to  Davem

On most issues Corbyn would have been laughed out of parliament or fiercely opposed, but not in this case because he would have been carrying out the liberal-globalist agenda with the lockdown. However, like Trump and Johnson, he would have been blamed for his “slow response” or “mishandling the response” to the pandemic.

Gezzah Potts
Gezzah Potts
May 5, 2020 2:43 PM
Reply to  Hank

My phone just gave your comment 4 up votes at once. I agree with Moneycircus’ reply to you as well.

Richard Le Sarc
Richard Le Sarc
May 5, 2020 11:13 PM
Reply to  Hank

The ‘left’. You are kidding aren’t you? No, you’re not. No wonder the USA is coping so well.

gordon
gordon
May 5, 2020 1:08 PM

lockstep beatings must continue until the underlying distemper the disease is removed
at the point of your death.

the village had to be vaporized to protect the village
you may not realize this but you jane stanley died half an hour ago

to save army and police costs measuring distance sticks and beating sticks should be merged together giving a cost effective saving of 33 or maybe even 13 or 66%

trac and trace search and destroy while being 5g cooked in your home and being paid a living wage is rather nice is it not already

stay home so the AI has less processing stress
supercomputer data raffle on who lives and W H O snuffs it certainly is a less biased policy

the doctor and the nurse do not dance but sob for your nil by mouth ventilated kill passing

2 days until clapping why so long a gap week in and poor weak out

murder on the hospital dance floor
clean up crews needed in the care homes

killing off the pressing pensions issues one frail being at a time
stealing of property
1 signature needed for death certification

yet still at the point of death the victim cries out thank you thank you nurse doctor for all you have done.

we are so lucky
lets dance

Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
May 5, 2020 2:53 PM
Reply to  gordon

“we are so lucky
lets dance”

Bravo!

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
May 5, 2020 12:45 PM

FTA: There comes a point in the introduction of every new official narrative when people no longer remember how it started. Or, rather, they remember how it started, but not the propaganda that started it.

One of the foundational narratives is that of medical fascism and it started long before any of us were born. For example, see G.K. Chesterton’s “Eugenics and Other Evils” from 1922; and Roy Porter’s “Madness, A Brief History”.

It is likely that there is no identifiable starting point, and we should therefore look for significant stepping stones. One such stepping stone is the demonisation of measles and the corresponding normalisation (in the sense of commonness) of previously rare conditions such as severe autism. This has all happened over a period of around thirty years.

The HighWire with Del Bigtree
Measles For Dumbies – Making Vaccines Safer
2 May 2019

The Highwire brings to you the ultimate step-by-step guide on how to identify, understand and refute mainstream misinformation on the measles. Is the media trying to create fear about the measles?
Del Bigtree takes this episode to educate you on the true facts around the measles. We look at the research to deliver you the facts! We are using science to back up these statements.

Elrin
Elrin
May 5, 2020 1:38 PM

Ahem, “death camps”???? Not quite ready to face the reality of alied propaganda here then. Suggest you look more closely.

Elrin
Elrin
May 5, 2020 1:46 PM
Reply to  Elrin

David Cole, David Irving

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
May 5, 2020 8:09 PM

1988: Introducing autism to the general public

mikael
mikael
May 5, 2020 12:42 PM

So, now you are cencuring OffG, well, thanks for everything, never again say anything about others while you are just been hypocrits.

peace

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