By now, it should be clear to everyone that predictions of doom and gloom have been greatly overrated. I encourage everyone to read that, as it will be important background to understand where I’m going.
Other than that, this is a moment to reflect on some of the alternative narratives that have come up surrounding this. These are, of course, what the Powers That Be and those who back their narratives call “conspiracy theories”. Since these are speculative, then it would be a mistake to believe in them without qualification. On the other hand, it would be a mistake to reject them simply because they don’t conform to the “official” story. One might ask, gosh, why does anyone listen to conspiracy theories in the first place? It’s because, simply put:
JOURNALISTS HAVE BEEN LYING THEIR ASSES OFF SINCE FOREVER.
POLITICIANS HAVE BEEN LYING THEIR ASSES OFF SINCE FOREVER.
I don’t mean all of them, of course. (They’re rather like lawyers, where some are honest, unlike the other 95% who make the rest look bad.) Still, all too many journalists and politicians start lying the moment they open their mouths. Therefore, is it any wonder why most of the public stopped trusting what they say as the absolute and unquestionable truth? This is why unorthodox narratives exist.
Lies, damned lies, and statistics
Again, read the article linked above if you haven’t already done so. The fatality estimates turned out to be four times above the actual figures. Was it because the public mostly has been staying inside? No, they figured that in. Once more, the article has all the stats and links to official estimates, statements, flip-flopping, and all the rest of it.
Am I saying that the virus doesn’t exist? No, I am not. The problem is that things have been blown out of proportion. Members of certain risk groups really are in danger from this, but the rest are not.
There is some useful data from NYC on March 31 which speaks volumes. It shows that there were 748 fatalities among people with certain underlying conditions, 14 fatalities for those with no known conditions, and 170 where it’s unknown yet whether or not they had these underlying conditions. At the bottom of the chart it says:
Underlying diseases include Diabetes, Lung Disease, Cancer, Immunodeficiency, Heart Disease, Hypertension, Asthma, Kidney Disease, and GI/Liver Disease.
I’ll speculate that China’s severe pollution may have been a contributing factor to why that country got hit so hard. They don’t have pollution controls for their factories like we do, one reason why they’re able to manufacture so cheaply and undercut American production out of existence. Thanks, globalists!
One other thing is that the fatality numbers go up considerably in proportion to age, but only those with the underlying conditions. So in other words, if you suffer from one of those conditions, then you’re at high risk, and especially if you’re old. In that case, it’s quite appropriate to stay at home until this blows over.
If someone is otherwise healthy, they’re quite unlikely to die from it. Being old by itself doesn’t seem to be a risk factor. Extra attention to hygiene is appropriate for everyone, but putting healthy people under house arrest is a questionable policy. What is appropriate? The bug has a ten day incubation period. If everyone goes into seclusion for ten days, then by the end of it, you’re either sick and can go for medical attention, or you’re not sick.
That’s sort of what we’ve been doing for nearly two months now. Actually, that’s brought a vast improvement, but we’re still getting the doom and gloom. The question is how long this will be necessary before it is a rare disease that can be controlled through contact tracing as usual. First we were told one month, then two months, then six months, then eighteen months, and now some are even saying two years, or even never. As the problem is diminishing, and it becomes clear that initial estimates were off by orders of magnitude, an increasing doom and gloom narrative is shouted at us regularly from TV screens.
Also, people who have those underlying diseases already are quite sick. How many would’ve died anyway, or not too far after? We don’t know the answer to that. It might surprise you to know that not all deaths attributed to Covid-19 are the result of testing. The pathologists aren’t required to test for it; they can write down whatever they consider to be probable.
For example, if an AIDS patient comes to a hospital feverish and coughing (not uncommon for that) and then dies, he might be classified as a Wuhanic Plague victim. The same might happen to an unfortunate homeless guy who succumbs to tuberculosis. I’ve heard of one instance in which a 105 year old lady in Rhode Island, God rest her soul, was classified as a Covid-19 victim without any evidence. How many other misclassifications have there been? Again, there’s no way the public can know this. The point is that although the numbers are merely a quarter of what we’d been told they’d be by now, even that statistic is padded to an unknown degree.
One paragraph at the beginning of an article by The Atlantic, “How the Pandemic Will End”, states the following:
A global pandemic of this scale was inevitable. In recent years, hundreds of health experts have written books, white papers, and op-eds warning of the possibility. Bill Gates has been telling anyone who would listen, including the 18 million viewers of his TED Talk. In 2018, I wrote a story for The Atlantic arguing that America was not ready for the pandemic that would eventually come. In October, the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security war-gamed what might happen if a new coronavirus swept the globe. And then one did. Hypotheticals became reality. “What if?” became “Now what?”
No, that wasn’t me. That wasn’t Alex Jones either. Neither was it from anyone who might be accused of being a “tinfoil hat” source. That was from a journalist for The Atlantic. The original has hyperlinks to the sources, if you want to check it out.
Maybe the writer has been interested in epidemiology for a long time? Sure, that’s possible. Maybe he figured we’re overdue for a plague? That’s possible too. I’ll accept that he’s interested in medical topics and made a successful prediction. He might be one of the few “just the facts, Ma’am” journalists left in the country. But what about the other things mentioned above?
Again, “In October, the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security war-gamed what might happen if a new coronavirus swept the globe.” The link in the article says that they did a dry run simulation in Brazil and predicted 65 million deaths. Then the real deal hits a different BRIC country two months later! What a big coinkydink! And it’s not just any old bug; neither a variant strain of salmonella, nor a new type of staph infection, nor a mutant variety of chicken pox, nor chirpies caused by having sex with parakeets, nor space pimples, nor any other myriad microorganisms they could’ve picked for a “what if” simulation – it was a novel coronavirus, just like what happened a couple months later for real. This isn’t proof that someone started it deliberately, but it’s legitimate to start asking questions at that point.
Then you add Bill Gates into the picture, Silicon Valley’s poster boy for the New World Order. “I am Locutus of Microsoft. Prepare to be assimilated; resistance is futile!” If that wasn’t bad enough, globalist arch-bungler Henry Kissinger has been inserting his proboscis into this matter. The brother of Rahm “never let a crisis go to waste” Emanuel has made statements too. This is getting to be pretty hinky.
Heat from above
Some of the so-called conspiracy theories have been interrelated with 5G mobile phone technology. As word has it, this will be necessary to increase data bandwidth for the “Internet of Things”, which – surely a big coinkydink – can help track the public better. (Even now, the domestic spying programs from collusion between governments and giant tech corporations in Western liberal democracies are more extensive than the Soviet Union had, or any other dictatorship in the 20th century.) Perhaps you’ve seen the picture of the drone in Britain harassing a hiker, out in the middle of nowhere and posing no danger to anyone. It’s a fair bet that he was tracked by his cell phone, and some computer registered the fact that he had left his home. The corporations and governments have been spying on citizens like this for years, but things like this make it more obvious.
There are some reports of new towers going up, some even on school property. When most people are indoors, this is less noticeable, and a clever way to avoid criticism. But wait – isn’t everyone supposed to stay home if they’re not performing a vital function? Putting in more 5G towers is sufficient cause for construction workers to venture outside and brave the deadly Wuhanic Plague that’s about to wipe out everyone?
I’m not saying that 5G causes the virus, of course. Still, there are quite a few ongoing health disputes. I do have a modest electrical engineering background, and it’s true that danger from radiation goes up with higher frequencies. Cell phone radiation is already bad enough as it is. Quite often I’ve felt my fingers getting hot during a long call, especially when the signal from the tower isn’t strong, necessitating higher power from my phone, merely a 4G model. This happens because my fingers are getting microwaved. When 5G rolls out, lots of fingers might get pretty crispy indeed. Moreover, the “this is your brain on drugs” fried eggs advertisement from the ’80s might get repurposed into “this is your brain on 5G”.
Who might want to do things like crash the economy, or roll out sweeping new powers for the government, or pump up the FEAR FEAR FEAR for as long as possible? Now we might have to get a little speculative here, but not too much. If you’re one of those who doubt that any normal person would do such a thing, I’ll have to tell you that these are not normal people. Engineered crises are their go-to strategy. If you think this doesn’t happen, then you need to quit being a hatchling.
Small businesses are getting squeezed by this partial economic shutdown. Some will be able to take out loans, but this isn’t as beneficial as being able to keep their doors open, like the major corporations exempted from the shutdown and now operating with less competition. If this keeps going on for several more months – like the shouters of doom and gloom have been clamoring for – then the results will be that even more of the private sector will be in the hands of large corporations and enormous monopolies. That’s exactly what the globalists want – the tremendously wealthy are the driving force of globalism – but it’s the opposite of where our society needs to go.
Then there’s the anarcho-tyranny agenda. In several locales, prisoners have been set free early. Is there any real reason to do so? Prisoners won’t catch the virus, so long as new arrivals go through a ten day confinement and guards get tested and take care not to catch it themselves. But what’s going to happen when large numbers of criminals who haven’t had their full measure of jail therapy hit the streets? That’s right – bad things will happen, and the idea is for the public to beg the government to do something, anything!
So what’s with the predictions that everyone must stay quarantined for months, years, or maybe even forever? That includes the healthy – people who don’t have AIDS, cancer, COPD, or all the rest of it – who are at low risk. Daily life already is getting to be a pain in the ass from the house arrest, shortages, joblessness, and so forth. If this keeps up for an extended period of time, then the moment a company develops a vaccine, the public will line right up in droves. Wouldn’t that be worth an awful lot of money to some biotech firm out there? That might take a while, so until it’s available, it will be necessary to keep up the FEAR FEAR FEAR narratives even though the rate of new infections in the USA has fallen off sharply.
An even more ominous concern is CONTROL. Are there people in the government who get a massive power trip out of deploying sweeping secuuuurity measures? Whatever the case may be, this has a collateral benefit of a social experiment in which the government can see just how far they can push the public without provoking a reaction. Some quite boldly have called for “temporary” global government to help navigate the crisis. That’s pretty brave to name the real agenda! However, if you think that the arrangement really would be temporary, then I have a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn.
There’s been some talk by government officials that to be exempt from quarantine, you’ll have to get a vaccination and carry an immunization passport. That’s right – if you don’t want to do that, then you’re under house arrest for life. Some proposals include using smart phones to track your status, no doubt for your conveeeenience. Another one is to use some sort of quantum tattoo, so that we can be branded like cattle when we get the vaccine. Now get this – the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Koch Institute is bankrolling the research. Don’t take my word for it; this is on MIT’s website. Now we see why Bill Gates is so interested in all this!
A neato side benefit is that officials will be able to wand us at random inspections to make sure we’re complying with the rules. With the digitally encoded information keyed to countless databases, it will be possible to get all sorts of other information about you at their fingertips – your credit score, your shopping habits, your Internet viewing history, and so forth, along with all the things the cops already know about you when they run your license plate. I’m not so sure that the technology for quantum tattoos is there yet. Maybe instead they’ll want to barcode our foreheads and microchip our hands. Sweet!
Was all that too cynical of me? I really hope so.